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  1. Re: Hope our californian rats are surviving the riots.

    Well said!
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    Re: Public Castigation of Politicians

    Your Eldridge Cleaver quote is, in this instance, offensive.

    No one on this thread so far is in fact a part of the problem, we simply differ in what we believe is the solution. To say that...
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    Re: Public Castigation of Politicians

    Sorry - I'm not playing by their rules. Doing so means they've won.
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    Re: Public Castigation of Politicians

    Yep - they are, but I still ask if we want to sink to their level?
  5. Re: Sorry if its been around, I only saw it this morning.

    Sorry - it's real.
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    Re: Public Castigation of Politicians

    Civility, please. Sure we're PO'd. Being PO'd does not give us the right to intrude on personal lives & (especially) family.

    As Mr. Ross says - confront them in the appropriate venue (OK, that's...
  7. Re: Hope our californian rats are surviving the riots.

    You obviously intentionally missed the point - but that's your stock in trade.

    Sorry if you're not bright enough to figure out what the issue is - but if you actually read some of the posts on the...
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    Re: Universal Fisherman One-Lunger Project

    Just like that :)
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    Re: Universal Fisherman One-Lunger Project

    Just a note to some who might not be mechanics: interference fit into the head - the valves inside the guides should be a slip-fit: when lightly lubricated they should slide easily & not allow the...
  10. Thread: Your first car

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    Re: Your first car

    Additionally, if one happened to be tripping while driving it, it was easy to convince one's self that it was an aircraft cockpit, not a car dashboard & windshield.

    I've just read about that...
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    Sticky: Re: Cape Cod CL Pete Culler design Concordia

    Wonderful!
  12. Thread: Your first car

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    Re: Your first car

    I had a 190D. Got a speeding ticket, told the cop there was no way that car coulda been going that fast up that long hill, went to court, told my story, the judge asked what kind of car, I told him...
  13. Re: Hope our californian rats are surviving the riots.

    While Trump didn't tweet the statement (he said it in a "campaign" speech) - isn't it remarkable just how mindless his supporters are? You have to admit, watching people act like they have 1/2 a...
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    Re: Lost phone- where do I get a blank sim?

    Because it's currently the law? Because the law is about airplane safety - aka your own safety & the safety of those you love? It may be that it will be proven unnecessary, but it won't be my phone...
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    Re: Lost phone- where do I get a blank sim?

    Find my iPhone works perfectly - even plays a tune when the phone is in silent mode. Of course it only works on iPhones.
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    Sticky: Re: Cape Cod CL Pete Culler design Concordia

    Judging by a post she made, she may have been in Vermont.
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    Re: The best sports car

    Mighta been a first gen. It was tight for someone 6'5"
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    Re: It's amazing what you find at the dump.

    It pays to be friendly to the guys who work there. Just scored a group 27 battery box yesterday & last week one of 'em asked me if I could use a set of tires someone had ditched (nice snows, but...
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    Re: Things we regret selling

    38 Chevy 1 1/2 ton (mine had the original chrome grille & was red):
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    Re: Right Wing Logic

    Might wanna cross out a word in that pic...
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    Re: are you ready for winter?

    Oh shut up. "Ready for winter"? Wazzat? I've only been living in northern VT for 43 years & am not sure I've ever been really ready.

    What did tick me off today was the corn snow that landed...
  22. Re: Rant of the day: Deer poaching at my doorstep.

    The game wardens in VT are pretty good at "getting their man". Let's hope they get this guy.

    10 years ago (or so) I came home to find a locked pickup parked in my driveway - completely blocking...
  23. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    Also check out www.tirerack.com

    They have closeouts on wheels that make them surprisingly inexpensive. Additionally, they mount & balance the tires on the rims at no extra charge. Yes, you have...
  24. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    Gotta disagree with you. I even know garages that not only will not mount snows on just front wheels, but will mount them on the back! In a straight line, the rears don't do much, but on curves,...
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    Re: Sharkbite and pex-feels like cheating

    I think the repair will do just fine. Good luck finding a plumber who uses copper in new construction nowadays. Not only is it more time-consuming, it's mighty spendy.

    If using the compression...
  26. Thread: Your first car

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    Re: Your first car

    While I'm not Art (or even very artistic :)) I've had at least 50 cars over the years. Some for years, others for weeks or months. I've probably had 25 Volvos & Saabs: buy a $300 one, fix it up,...
  27. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    re: Paul's post on Nokian snows: They are indeed excellent snow tires. Good tread pattern & a soft compound for traction (which means they wear fast). However, my experience is that their price...
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    Re: The best sports car

    Thanks - or:

    First Italian Attempt [at] Technology
  29. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    I 'spose you're right, but the only real way to make winter driving safe without 4 snows is to move south.
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    Re: Winter tires

    Running just front snows on a FWD car is sure way to encourage the back of the car to say "It's my turn to go first!" - especially when braking. 4 snows is the only way to go.
  31. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    Living in northern New England & not running snows (all 4 wheels) is just silly - even with AWD. The biggest advantage to snows is not traction to get going, but traction to stop. One accident...
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    Re: Democrats will never get redemption until . . .

    I get it. While the good doctor is right about nuance in the typed word - much here in this thread has been sad to see. Maybe if Dems get out & vote and get significant gains in the mid-terms we...
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    Re: The best sports car

    Ball joints on them are simply a weak point - as are tire rod ends. I figure at least one of either every year. Retorque the head annually as well. I've gone later model & have both electronic...
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    Re: The best sports car

    Huh? I've driven all 3 & while the Miata is a fun car, having my knees banging my ears got old real quick. Seriously - both the Boxster & Z3 have lots more room.

    Best? XK140 Jag (more legroom...
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    Re: Right Wing Logic

    Wow! I this year's crop in Maine must be some potent stuff.

    You do realize you have it bassackwards, right?
  36. Thread: Your first car

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    Re: Your first car

    60 TR3 - but I was 13 when I bought it & sold it before I got my license. 1st car when I had my license was a 61 Jensen built P1800. $50 & $75 respectively.

    First bike (@ 15) was a Honda 305...
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    Re: Democrats will never get redemption until . . .

    Thank you sir! Much, much appreciated.

    Yes - the doodoo is deep indeed.
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    Vermont Politics

    Sorry - but you have to click on the link to see it. ~2 min. video - suitable for anywhere - but maybe especially in our nation's capital.
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    Re: Democrats will never get redemption until . . .

    Nobody I've ever heard of... Last time Bernie won with 80+ % of the vote.
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    Re: Democrats will never get redemption until . . .

    Not sure if I have a brain (many in this thread think I don't), but I didn't vote 100% Dem. I had to vote for Bernie.

    All the rest were Dem though.
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    Re: Democrats will never get redemption until . . .

    'bout freakin' time.
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    Re: Head of The Charles Regatta this weekend

    78? Youngster...

    Great pics - thanks.
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    Re: Centerboard winch

    That's what mud banks are for... :)
  44. Thread: barn find

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    Re: barn find

    It shows me the x pic. When I copy & paste the location, that shows the x pic too...
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    Re: Trump is a designer

    Ditto for me.
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    Re: Rowing with (the great) Harry Parker

    I got a chance to talk with him at the tryouts for the 72 Olympics. Quite a guy!
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    Sticky: Re: Cape Cod CL Pete Culler design Concordia

    I hope that the whole process is a lot of fun (OK - the border is never fun...). I had hoped to make it down for the get-together, but the gods of fall chores have decreed otherwise.

    Please hoist...
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    Re: I know... let's vote out ALL Republicans

    We might - but for a different reason that you think. If voters are stupid enough to vote to keep these criminals in power, it will destroy any faith I had in the US. I get that people voted to see...
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    https://opimedia.azureedge.net/-/media/images/mcc/editorial/articles/magazine-articles/2008/05-01/1968-royal-enfield-interceptor-englands-forgotten-twin/enfield3.jpg
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    Re: Head of The Charles Regatta this weekend

    That 3 miles seemed to last forever.

    Worst was when a pigeon or some such nailed the #6 in out boat. I rowed #7 & he, I, the stroke & the cox had to deal with the stink for the last mile. I've...
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