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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Absolutely. I'll ask him tomorrow afternoon.
  2. Thread: im ashamed

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    Re: im ashamed

    Of course I know which, but it wouldn't be gentlemanly to be indiscreet.
  3. Thread: im ashamed

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    Re: im ashamed

    A gentleman knows how to make a simple, exquisite vinaigrette. Being able to cook is a superpower.
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Fook. I'm on deck to call him tomorrow- thanks for the update Joe.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Flying Orca…

    O leviathan, long may you levitate.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Flying Orca…

    Happy, happy day.
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Y'know, this place can gradually start to feel like it sucks, until you realize how much it doesn't.
  8. Thread: Detritus

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    Re: Detritus

    "Detritus falling into the Bilge?!!"

    Hey now, you're talking about me and my friends! I'm not so useless (yet) that I'm merely detritus, and I can crawl put of the Bilge any time I wa..... ...
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    Re: Hallam is chosen to be BROTM of October…

    Oh, well done!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Happy day, Andrew. Hope it's lovely for you and yours.
  11. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Very sweet
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Great idea. I'm in too
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    It's superb.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    120298tested positive for COVID this morning, for all that I'm feeling pretty decent so far. My reading for the next couple of days, to dill out podcasts and the internet
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Here's hoping. Jamie responded to a text I sent a couple of weeks ago, but not to more recent attempts.

    Of course others have ghosted me too, so it may mean nothing...
  16. Thread: Annoying truths

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    Re: Annoying truths

    I think there's a vaccine for that.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    If she's not under oath, is she still entitled to plead the 5th?
  18. Thread: Annoying truths

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    Re: Annoying truths

    Reminds me of Dorothy Parker's comment. "If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn't be at all surprised."
  19. Thread: Tobacco Dentistry

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    Re: Tobacco Dentistry

    some of that stuff can have quite a bite. Maybe an overbite?
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    It's a plot.

    I'm sure it's really about how to bring the Obamas back to the White House to plant gardens and talk up exercise.
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Refusing conscription to go, untrained, to a likely death in a war which is being waged on the basis of a lie doesn't sound simply like cowardice to me. Though I'm sure some of the men fleeing...
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    Depends on the person, John. Over the years I've written a whole lot about what I believe, partly to distinguish it from what the folks described earlier in the thread believe.

    I mean, what you...
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    And it does indeed bother me more than most other things possibly could.
  24. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    It is brilliant, when it flies well. Being carried by the rhythm, by the energy of the crowd. Finding a way to let the energy extend the technique, instead of paralyze it.

    There's a big name...
  25. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    I am delighted. And hope there will be ways to hear the sounds.

    Performing is no joke, learning to deal with nerves and all. Good on him!
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    From Ukraine's perspective, the flight time of Ukrainian missiles to Moscow is hypothetical, but of Russian missiles to Kiev is proven.

    Seems to me that Ukraine's security interests are as valid...
  27. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Most of Nova Scotia and PEI are without power right now, and quite a bit of Eastern New Brunswick. The models seem to have been accurate, and landfall was in Cape Breton. Many roads are...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Widely reported. I get most of my Ukraine news from a couple of open source Intel lists on Twitter, https://twitter.com/i/lists/1490427245097148423?s=20...
  29. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    BTW, tomorrow night's Quad's big concert, yeah? Give him a holler for us. He'll do great.
  30. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    You're getting thin.
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I see Nick beat me to it, a couple of posts back.

    Here's an article on a Kremlin website which Putin apparently wrote himself, published there in July 2021. Bear in mind that while this predates...
  32. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Up the Bay of Fundy? I'm not seeing them describe the risk as severe up the top end of the bay into New Brunswick. They are looking for about a 1.7M storm surge in addition to the high tide over...
  33. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    I don't know folks on that particular shore, but a friend of a friend is on the N shore of Nova Scotia, close to Cape Breton. The fetch is a lot less just across the strait to PEI, but it's still...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Ordinary door jamb? Ordinary lock or deadbolt? You don't mind loud? Just go. Hit the door next to the deadbolt hard with your full body mass with bad intention. Use your heel (if you know how to...
  35. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    For reference, those S facing Cape Breton waves will be a bit taller than my 2 1/2 story house. With a fetch clear from Bermuda, I guess.
  36. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    I love 'em. They're like jazz.
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If Russia used tactical nukes, I think it would come as an escalation after they'd first shell Ukrainian nuclear power plants. I think Putin wants to try to create a scaled way of using radiation as...
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Tactical nukes were developed to counter overwhelming conventional forces on a given battlefield. NATO doctrine was to consider their use if Russia rolled millions of soldiers in rank upon rank of...
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    OK, I'll bite.

    Stockman's opening comment is false. It's simply not true that a diplomatic settlement with Russia was possible at any time in the last 9 months. Stockman's too much in the...
  40. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Not gonna be a good weekend to live on the South facing coast of Cape Breton. Or have a boat in the water there.

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  41. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    The struggle is to save the "storm chips " for the storm.

    Storm chips are a real Maritime thing. Multiple flavors mixed in the same bag. Never seen them outside the Maritimes.
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    Re: Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    You're perhaps less clear than you intend.

    Who do you mean by "they?"
  43. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Here's the Twitter thread by the NY Attorney General's office about the action they've announced this morning.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NewYorkStateAG/status/1572611509351772165
  44. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Over 200 distinct instances of wrongdoing. The $250M sought in damages is the minimum amount estimated to have been the benefits the Trump organization obtained from that illegal activity.

    Noted...
  45. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Notes that they've uncovered not merely civil illegality, but also criminal illegality under both NY and they think Federal statutes. Criminal charges including fraud, insurance fraud, wire fraud,...
  47. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    On C-SPAN now.
  48. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Waiting on Tish James' livestream to start on C-span. She's supposedly waiting until Biden's speech at the UN is finished.

    In the meantime, some details of what she's about to announce have been...
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    Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ramjac1967/status/1571963240535433220

    MAGA could be stopped tomorrow, if GOP leaders like McConnell and McCarthy had spines.

    McConnell could say "I will not give a...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I heard an interview with an American general recently who said that as Ukraine re-took land adjacent, it looked to him like it was merely a matter of time until Crimea fell again to Ukraine. ...
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