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  1. Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    I've had good luck with getting to bare (or nearly bare) wood and flooding with CPES first. Then use a micro-balloon thickened (easy fairing) epoxy. Then a coat or two of epoxy before paint. If...
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    Re: Long and lean

    Granuaile, an LFH 'Marco Polo', was 5:1.
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    Judicial Coup?

    [IMc - I'm not sure that it's a coup, as in deliberately plotted, as it's the Court moving into the vacuum of McConnell's paralyzing both Congress and the administration. The effect of destroying our...
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    Re: AOC: "Yeah, And?"

    bobbys can read and therefore he or she knows that AOC is not giving medical advice but is referring people to those who can provide advice and services.
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    AOC: "Yeah, And?"

    [IMc - The racist right Republicans would condemn AOC for assisting people with how to comply with the law.]

    'Yeah, And?': Ocasio-Cortez Embraces GOP Freakout Over Helping Women Skirt Abortion...
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    Biden's Betrayal?

    [IMc - If this is as it appears, Biden could not have done more to ensure catastrophe in November. I can see the reasoning - Better to sacrifice one seat in exchange for McConnell's not blocking...
  7. Re: Does this mean there is hope for Gorsuch?

    He's right on this weird issue. Still hard right on most things, especially civil rights. This is not exactly a native rights issue.
  8. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    The Republicans blame it all on the Bork nomination. Bork's record favoring poll taxes, literacy tests, and opposition to the unenumerated right to privacy, not to mention his gleeful execution of...
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    Many sailors have learned the low-light vision trick of looking out the corner of the eye due to greater concentration of rods for periferal vision. This can be used to advantage for rowing even in...
  10. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    The Trump supporters have enough lingering shame to not articulate the "good things". They just leave them on display.
  11. Re: Marine meets woman in bar, gets married in Vegas

    Could have been polite with a link to the story, but google is our friend. It's the Warrior Monk.
    https://sports.yahoo.com/james-mattis-gets-married-leaving-134534868.html
  12. Re: Rolling Coal: another small victory for sanity

    He'll take it to the Supreme Court - Manchin fundraising for legal fees - and . . .
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    The Federalist Society called Hill a liar. And claims based on unsupported claims that so did Biden. ...
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    The reason I called the "selfish gene" a metaphor is two-fold: Not just a gene, but a combination; and there are countervailing genes that incline us to community, self-sacrifice, empathy, and all...
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    Re: Pack the Supreme Court

    There is no filibuster in the constitution. The Federalist assures that the Senate runs on simple majority except for a few constitutionally named matters. The old "talking filibuster" was...
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    "Pond scum" is a problematic metaphor but it's evocative and it's not unusual for a idiomatic expression to fail literalist exegesis.

    Meanwhile George certainly hits the key point that we need not...
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    Re: What is at stake.

    Some years back Dad, my sister, and I went to DC to watch my brother argue before the Supreme Court to exclude his accused bank robber's confession. I had to promise my brother most solemnly not to...
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    Re: What is at stake.

    Justice Thomas wants to "revisit" cases that like Roe v. Wade relied on the 14th amendment. Does that mean he'll "revisit" Loving v. Virginia?
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    Re: What the hey!!!!!!

    Keel in the water; mast in the air.
    Finastkind.
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    It was that a school eligible for federal money, in any form including tuition assistance, could not religiously indoctrinate or postalize the children. Now I suppose that any yeshiva school or...
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    The Six for right wing theocracy.
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    Re: Are we not all hypocrites?

    Is it hypocrisy or irony to inform a fellow Forum member of being put on an ignore list for being, it is claimed, a hypocrite?
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    A half dozen couples in a half dozen boats - a Kedgers' Klub flotilla - returning from a weekend's engineless cruise. Becalmed. Sticky hot. Time to break out some beer for the Nantucket Sound pool...
  24. Re: Did Stephen Colbert go too far this time!

    According to. the news, they had completed some authorized recording of congressional staff. On the way out they stopped, unescorted by congressional staff, to do some location shots when they...
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    Re: How to reform the pardon process

    Good idea if constitutional. But it appears to cramp the constitution's Article II, Section 2, Clause 1.
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    Re: Put Downs to be slightly envious of?

    Norman Mailer's first novel employed generous use of our favorite bannable noun/verb. The publisher changed all the entries to "fug" or "fugging". So when Dorothy Parker met Mailer she said, "So...
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    Re: water from Fog

    Been hearing about this. A wilder version, as reported by my drought plagued California sister, is dry feeling air leaving dew on pine needles.
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    Re: gun safety advert

    Great PSA.
  29. Re: Sir Patrick Stewart was quick off the mark with this one:

    Brilliant.
  30. Re: Is this really what we hire them to do?

    Yep. A big part of the job. Time spent fundraising is a bigger part for senators and representatives.
  31. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    Love it.
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    Re: Kick Them While They're Down

    My live-aboard life was respectable - on a mooring (town sticker and all) in summer, at a dock winter, boat documented, all clean and orderly even when doing major work.

    New England weather...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    What an opening. The racist right Republicans are right to do what little they can to undercut.
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    John's story as it emerged here is quite wonderful. He had a great and lasting impact on our community.
  35. Re: FBI arrests top GOP contender for Michigan governor

    Republicans proving that their claims of electoral fraud are true.
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    Re: A small bit of red-state good news.

    People politics triumphed over party politics.
  37. Re: Minority Sabotage of Medicaid Thwarted.

    How did I miss that? Well written at that, showing a level of effort far beyond my easy C&P. I don't believe in deleting, even redundancies because I don't believe in hiding my flaws. But I certainly...
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    Progressive Policing

    [IMc - This is my town. Well done. For those not familiar with Cape Cod, Barnstable County covers the Cape, Barnstable Town (legally City) occupies most of the Mid-Cape, has seven villages one of...
  39. Minority Sabotage of Medicaid Thwarted.

    [IMc - The GOP opposition to Medicaid expansion makes sense only from the right's hysterical desire to punish people for being poor. Since they are not a majority, they must try to jigger the...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    My poor eyes and lazy glance did not even see words there. Thank you Keith. We have enough problems without falsifying the message. The facts that some points are true and that most of the false ones...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Thank you Keith. I'd not remembered the OECD membership. The meme does not, that I could see, identify what nations we're being compared to. I imagine (but too lazy to check) that we're being...
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    Re: Davis oarlocks for extended use?

    You certainly want to fill in the gunnel to inwale space frame to frame and down to all of the shear strake. You might make a surface pad to raise the oar lock high enough for the oar to angle down...
  43. Re: Climate Change: On The Plus Side . . .

    And it makes Trans-Siberian sailing more accessible.
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/598423_4038356126338_402142755_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=ba80b0&_nc_ohc=-HwjIF9C_rgAX-7g1O7&_nc_oc=AQlbFTTPeVu69MclOGkyg2TsD-TwcOvrYZpX3I7Hq6U...
  45. Re: Gleaning the tiniest bit of good news

    Bad - We Boomers are hanging on to power way too long,

    but

    Good - The next generation, now entering their forties, are like my god daughter and the children of WBF members I've met are real...
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    Re: unusual wind phenomenon

    BrianW is correct that many katabatic winds are mild. I came across some when mountaineering but did not at the time know the name or understand the phenomenon. I was more familiar with microburst...
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    Re: Wire ropework

    A Molly Hogan with crimp. Since I don't have a big crimping tool, I finish off with wire seizing.
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    Re: John Hinckley to give a NYC concert.

    He's been working on his mental health and his music for all these years. I understand the music is at least interesting. Maybe it will get past his novelty value.
  49. Re: Interesting story of US woman in ISIS

    It would be quite a psychiatric adventure to work with her.
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    Re: What is a woman?

    The film's a troll. I've had a number of friends in various stages of gender transition. Issues are always highly individual with almost nothing solid for a while. Once irrelevant physical factors...
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