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  1. Re: Bringing in the sheaves(a thread about scythes)

    doesn't sharpening a scythe involve hammering the blade?
  2. Re: Looks like the tide is coming in in Miami

    Some places, I think, the magnitude of land subsidence swamps any sea level rise
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    Re: Hot time, schooner and the city

    Beautiful
    thank you
  4. Re: you canadians, and you know who you are, have some explaining to do. . .

    So, where is it?
  5. Re: Breaking news: Trump is about to cave

    when the dog finally comes, I praise her, despite wanting to kick her, to encourage coming in the future. Perhaps it would be more fruitful to find a non-insulting descriptor for a change for the...
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    Re: Great Divide trip

    Good for you!
    I'm thinking of a little ride this summer, maybe head East from here.
    What does your rig weigh, wo the mud?
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    Re: Overheard a Trump supporter

    Why do we need "better, cheaper, more inclusive" ACA?
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    Re: Fabulous boat from a lost tribe

    Even then, and there, the crew had matching outfits
  9. Re: why women love cats and why men need to act like felines.

    Our cat goes to my wife and lies in her lap to get petted. He periodically rouses himself and comes over to butt or paw me until I get up and go give him a couple of scallops; then he goes back to...
  10. Re: Does anyone ever stop to think about why they come here?

    I would have thought someone from Belarus would be pretty white. Although I have been ridiculed on here for wondering if anyone has measured prejudice or privilege as a function of skin tone
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    Re: Another shooting

    Yahoo tells me it was an Art Festival, expressionists expressing themselves? Performance art?
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    Re: scandalous

    Shore looks too bluff for Larchmont
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    Re: Further to "horrible way to die"

    So, would "just in case" planning qualify as suicidal ideation, and evidence of depression?
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    Re: Another shooting

    Any word on a motive?
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    Re: safety first

    But, he gets up
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    Re: Blue Spruce Kitchen?

    Well, find the cable so she can take a picture of you swimming backwards dragging the dead cow; with out pictures, it never happened
  17. Re: david douglas duncan - legitimate total badass

    My father had a Leica with him on Luzon during WWII, and he said it got a fungus on/in the lens.
    I never knew it was so common
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    Re: Here's a thought for 2020

    People who voted for other than HRC in states she won did not, by their votes, help elect DT
    Any Dem candidate, these days, starts out with about a third of the EC votes he needs courtesy of NY, MA,...
  19. Re: The ruff guide to canine communication

    Sure, think of the stories of diabetics saved from hypoglycemia by their dogs
  20. Re: Visual repesentation of "overwhelming task"

    You mean getting the crew to all dress alike?
  21. Re: #1 On the list of horrible ways to die.

    Nelson Rockefeller's Disease might make the Good list
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    Re: Huff post, anti semitic.

    Gypsie, you say that like it is a bad thing
  23. Re: How has White Privildge affecred your life

    Etymology! Now we have gone from racist to being anti-semantic
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    Re: Huff post, anti semitic.

    Your point exactly?
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    Re: When salads go wrong...

    He could have been concerned about Salmonella contaminated romaine
  26. Re: How has White Privildge affecred your life

    Personally, perhaps the biggest benefit I have enjoyed, as an accident of conception, not birth, was not inheriting Huntington's Disease from my father, as two of my sisters did
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    Re: Disposable carburetors

    What do the Cubans do?
  28. Re: How has White Privildge affecred your life

    Surely social scientists have measured WP. How white does one need to be to benefit? Does the extent to which it is given vary by skin color of the giver, the recipient, or is it based on a ratio...
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    Re: How to re-use your epoxy paintbrush

    Guess I'm a profligate slob, I just throw the chip brushes away.
    But, it would be nice if West System made a micro dispenser system to mix up teaspoon size batches
  30. Re: How has White Privildge affecred your life

    What people describe as white privilege seems the way everyone should be treated. To call it a privilege implies that the alternative should be the norm.
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    Re: Disposable carburetors

    Since you have a replacement, you are in a great position to do potentially destructive "repairs" on the original patient.
    Possibly, since solvents did not solve (Ha Ha) the problem, it is piece of...
  32. Re: BA Gatwick Airport double vodkas pilot jailed

    Is that limit on all airlines, or just BA?
    Or should we start calling it BAC (blood alcohol content)?
  33. Re: A bit of a stink on the Channel Island Ferries ..

    I'll wear deodorant, but, as an American, I insist on my God given right to chew as loudly as I want
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    Re: "I don't need no stinkin' notes!"

    If he rips up documents, why don't they just give him copies?
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    Re: Dumb Blond !

    Next thing you know she'll recommend Brethalyzers for treating pediatric asthma
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    Re: My New Knee

    Nimble Lew's new knee
    Say that three times fast
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    Re: Funny Knees

    Thanks all.
    In addition to collecting rainwater, I thought they could be sort of auxiliary toe stubbers
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    Re: Funny Knees

    Intro to the WoodenBoat site
    Not hanging, reclining ? kneeling?
    At forward end of house
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    Re: The DNC is sticking it to Sanders again

    Has anybody published a poll of voters and non voters who would have voted for Bernie had he been running?
    I suspect some people who voted for Trump would have voted for Sanders, as would have many...
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    Funny Knees

    Does any one know the rationale for the funny little upside down knees at the forward end of the pretty, red sailed boat on the intro?
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    Re: Wedding cake boat

    No, Jim, it telescopes up, there are three more layers down below
  42. Re: Sawing out a Hole in the Sky (a jaunt in the mountains).

    My favorite story in that collection
  43. Re: Pennsylvania 8th Graders Get Bullet Proof Backpack Plates as Graduation Gifts

    One hopes the donor has personally tested each one
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    Re: For cycle enthusiast nerds

    I've got Suntour on my 1990 Rock and Road, works great
  45. Re: Realizing personal moments and seminlal milestones

    Yet, ironically, your personal moments, shared, brought vicarious pleasure to many in this venue.
    Thank you
  46. Re: Is it tennis, or screaming competition???

    Wait until the golfers start doing it
  47. Thread: Reds

    by David W Pratt
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    Re: Reds

    Silly me, I was thinking Seconal
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    Re: You can always tell a Texan

    Some years ago I read an article (maybe in NEJM) about envenomations. They almost always involved young men and alcohol. While the ER is ethically bound to treat them, one hopes it also offers...
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    Re: Firearms training video

    No, a bar, I think
  50. Re: What happens when a bad tempered easily distracted doofus runs an empire?

    Did he institute national healthcare, or was it his father?
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