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    Re: Happy New Year to one and all

    It's guaranteed to be NEW, but HAPPY? Time will tell. Hopefully.
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    Re: Beautiful Dry Stone

    As the grandson of an Italian stonecarver, I approve.
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    Re: Cheap and good sandpaper. Who knew?

    Wait. 60 grit took down enough wood? 2 discs? Hmmm...

    a) I would have used 36 grit on a grinder to hog down the wood.
    b) Or, set up a router sled like so many YouTube vids show to flatten it.
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    Re: Pope Benedict XVI RIP

    Never, ever liked the guy. As complicit as Jean Paul II.
  5. Re: Who here still stays up to watch the ball drop?

    It's a political construct, New Year's Day.

    We should all be celebrating the Winter Solstice, the only reality of this time of year.
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    Re: Which collapse was more sudden?

    My optimism.

    Followed by the dinosaurs.
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    Re: From the Kremlin via Reuters………

    Medvedev sold his soul to Putin some time back.

    I keep drawing comparisons to Ribbentrop for him and Lavrov. Not a good ending.
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    Re: I’m getting a definite Ted Bundy vibe.

    #11: +1!
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    Re: I need a drill press

    I bought a new Wen. Not fabulous, perfectly acceptable for woodworkers. $251 through Amazon.
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    In B.H. Liddel Hart's book The German Generals Talk, there is a whole chapter devoted to German generals' observations on the Red Army. The differences between that army and Putin's seem to be rather...
  11. Thread: Pele

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    Re: Pele

    I remember being absolutely blown away the first time I saw film of his famed 'bicycle' kick.
  12. Re: there has been a lot of snow since our return to michigan

    Luxuriate in it, Paul.

    I do not miss that heavy snow at all. We had a dusting last night.
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    Re: Another senior Russian offical dies

    Now if only Putin would make the list...
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    Re: Happy Birthday to Paul Pless…

    HB, stay warm.
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    Re: Another senior Russian offical dies

    Four Senior Russians Died Suddenly Over Christmas (msn.com)
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    Re: Happy Birthday to Elf…

    Indeed so, Happy Birthday and many more-
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    Another senior Russian offical dies

    Dropping like flies in a Raid factory, they are:

    Vladimir Putin's Top Tank Commander DIES SUDDENLY Hours After Russian Leader Cancels Meeting To Discuss War In Ukraine (msn.com)
  18. Thread: King tide

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    Re: King tide

    14' tide in Langley today, I see. Wow. Our old stomping grounds.
  19. Re: All I’m getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    Try to avoid the oxy, Joe.
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I do NOT think Ukraine is thinking about developing nukes, they'd be crazy to do so. In fact, it's borderline asinine to speculate that way. By doing so they'd alienate Western support and embolden...
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    Re: One more picture of a Spitfire for 2022.

    IIRC the first plastic airplane model I ever built as a kid was a Spit.
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    Re: More Clumsy Russians

    Man, I used to love Jimmie Dean sausages.
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    Re: A great interview with Pam Grier

    ^ Good point. I never did understand exactly what they meant, except perhaps that people of color were so underrepresented in film back then that the studios finally figured if they had...
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    A great interview with Pam Grier

    Never saw the blaxploitation films that made her famous, but she was transcendent in Tarantino's Jackie Brown:


    Pam Grier Has a Chainsaw and She Isn’t Afraid to Use It (yahoo.com)
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    Re: Yet another Republican liar

    George Santos Grilled By Tulsi Gabbard On Fox News | HuffPost Latest News
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    Re: Yet another Republican liar

    Opinion: Rep.-elect George Santos poses a serious risk to the GOP | CNN
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    Re: Yet another Republican liar

    Do the Stumps care? No, because according to one particularly sleazy Republican operative, " winning is a virtue" ( she was reeferring to Hershel Walker during the campaign, ignoring everything about...
  28. Thread: Serbia

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    Re: Serbia

    KFOR will have something to say about that. If Serbia is so dumb to do something, they fight NATO.

    I helped proctor the Kosovo legislative elections in 2001, in Prishtina, the capital. What an...
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    Re: Alfa diversion

    It's the Stradale for me, always. Sort of shaped like a streetable Ferrari P4.

    My Fiat Spiders have been red, burgundy, and my current one is red again.
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    Re: Yet another Republican liar

    Un oumo senza onore. (A man without honor.)

    Nothing would become him more than the manner of his resignation, immediately.

    You will note crickets from McCarthy's office. WHAT a schmuck.
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    Re: The Curse Begins

    Bill Buckner. 'Nuff said.
  32. Re: antique tool auction (I have no connection)

    Wow, thanks for posting that link. I think I will bid on at least two items.
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    Re: Presidents ranked from worst to best

    There is no way that Drumph is not the worst, followed by Dubya. THEN you can muse about Johnson, Buchanan, etc.
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    Re: A Day late.....

    All the best, Barney-
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    Re: a worthy breeze

    Now that is a wonderful image.
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Remember Admiral Sir Jacky Fisher: All nations want peace, but they want a peace that suits them.

    Putin does not deserve his idea of peace. Russian attitudes may change once he is gone.
  37. Re: All I’m getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    ^ I have high respect for physical therapists, they have always righted my muscular ills in the past pretty quickly.
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    Re: A two time loser....

    That makes her a likely running mate for Drumph.
  39. Re: Wishing You All a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year…

    ... and may the new year be actually happy.
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    Re: I'm staying out of the kitchen.

    Usually me too, but not this Christmas morning: I am making pasta fritta, yay!
  41. Re: New year starting soon, so how was your 2022?

    We moved to Albuquerque and haven't looked back. And I am enjoying my new shop.

    I do wish better fortunes in 2023 from our investments, though. 20222 was rough.

    O, and the midterm results were...
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    Re: the scream

    Nice Photoshop.
  43. Re: i got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're gonna hear about it

    #7:

    Had a missionary couple come to my door once and start their spiel. I stood there completely expressionless like a cigar store Indian and they slowly faltered to a stop at my lack of...
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    Re: Puget Sound Snow

    I Do. Not Miss It.
  45. Re: All I’m getting for Christmas is Crippling Sciatica Again

    Very unfun. i hope you get some relief soon.

    I had a disc go in my early 30s, at S1L5, but thankfully no sciatica involvement. Half a year's worth of stretching exercise slowly ameliorated it, but...
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    Re: what about naps

    My father used to take daily naps, he loved 'em.

    A nice nap every once in a while when your body says ' I need one ' is good for you. Mine usually are 30-40 minutes.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    The issue of new variants emerging from China now is indeed troubling. The world may yet pay still more for Xi's my-way-or-the-highway policies.
  48. Re: The Jay Thomas Clayton Moore Letterman show.

    I miss the annual Letterman ritual of bringing Darlene Love out for Christmas ( Come Home Baby).
  49. Re: Nobody needs more than three bullets for hunting. If you do you’re just a bad hun

    I have said for years that if the stupid 2nd amendment can't be negated, then simply mandating that all firearms be single shot only would do nothing to infringe on one's 'right' to own a gun, but...
  50. Re: Explain to me why the GOP opposes Ukraine independence

    Tucker Carlson foamed at the mouth about it too.

    My simple guess is that they are knee-jerk against anything Democrats are for. It doesn't need to get any more complicated than that.
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