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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    I had a gas Allis WD, then one of the Ferguson TO-20's it never seemed to have enough umph. But I did some of my most successful plowing attempts. I sold it and got a sight unseen $3000 diesel at the...
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    Re: Frozen Pizza Possibilities

    Any mass market USA frozen pizza with reduced salt content? last couple DiGiorno Supremes have gotten to me.
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    I am not a GDP fan. Back in my supply side days, we were in a GNP scored game. There are subtle and major differences: Why East Timor’s GNP is four times as high as its GDP...
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    I have no economic training, but that didn't stop the secret anarcho-capitalist fraternity from getting me an invitation to post grad seminars furthering the Austrian School at Cornell. I didn't go....
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    Unfairly to the S&P 500, my bias against publicly traded private corporations is from things like the market capitalization of Tesla compared to Ford: "At this moment in time, Tesla’s market...
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    I am not convinced the S&P 500 $32 trillion value isn't a bigger fiction. Looking at the capitalization of many "favored companies" versus real companies reliably delivering value. When a private...
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    The thesis of this article is that the idea Social Security was "Trust Fund" was created to counter the original Republican criticism of the legislation. (Alf Landon's mansion is near where I plan to...
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    Re: Another major change coming to my life

    In the 1980's my mother's ancient father would think nothing of jumping in one his late 1960's Toyotas and driving from Palm Springs California to Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was deathly afraid of driving...
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Yes, but our central planners since 2016 (Victoria Nuland I'm looking at you) were taking us here all along. Sort of short sighted to fight Russia to the last Ukranian and not have even geared up...
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    Re: Ukraine

    It was pretty shocking how low USA artillery shell production currently is. https://www.defensenews.com/land/2023/01/26/with-demand-high-in-ukraine-us-army-ramps-up-artillery-production/
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    Re: Another major change coming to my life

    I tried to figure out Hesse's Steppenwolf as a teen ager. No context. I am in my 60's a late bloomer , I may start to understand some of it. I am comfortable being alone. It seems to be preferable....
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    The seditious caucus caved in the end for concessions that preserve our radical fringe goals. I think that is the closest to Australian or UK parliamentary success you can get in the USA. I thought...
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    I don't agree there is a trust fund as you understand it. I am remembering 60 Minutes back when there was some token investigative journalism showing a box file with notations, at best IOUs from...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Did we ever have a good proxy war? ISIS in Syria is still too gruesome to acknowledge, but the Contras, maybe the first to popularize the snuff films and death selfies in what went on to become...
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    Re: Is God trying to send Jay Leno a message?

    Everyday Jay Leno walks on this planet is numbered under the eyes of a zealous god when Leno owns a 1939 Lagonda V12 and God doesn't.
  16. Re: Science may have discovered why people believe in conspiracies

    Flawed conclusions with no reasons include the populist reaction to the suffering of World War I. We are taught it is flawed or simplistic that when the losses to family members and the destruction...
  17. Re: Science may have discovered why people believe in conspiracies

    Being an individualist, I do not accomplish as much as people cooperatively working together to accomplish a common goal. When it is part of a competition for economic success or political control,...
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    Republicans can be the worst "Debt Scolds". The party's fundamentalists forget we don't spend and "save" money, we all in the Anglo American West spend and think we are "saving" debt. There is no...
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    I am game for fica taxing passive income. Lets just call it a comprehensive flat tax.
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    Another reason, there was no immigration reform as promised by the Democrats and no guest worker program as promised by the Big Business controlled Republicans. There are not now enough workers to...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    The Republicans failing to vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy correlate strongly with the Republicans that did not vote for more funding of Ukraine...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Foot loose, Speakerless, and Policy Free!

    Stolen from Twitter:

    A list of horrible things to occur if the House cannot elect a Speaker:




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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    The tragedy of Rep. Kevin McCarthy is that unlike Republican George Santos, McCarthy really did all the things he claims...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    I was inspired by and agreed with LeeG in #876 "It’s a Yippyredneck movement." In Abbie Hoffman's Yippie days, the establishment was getting its public treasury access through the war budget under...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    What if a fringe group staged a sit in at the Capitol and that group just happened to be the majority party in the House of Representatives? This is definitely an Abbie Hoffman moment! Makes me proud...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    We all think there needs to be more bipartisan consensus. What that really means is Congress Reps breaking with their party bloc on lots of issues. Trust me when I type something you know to be true....
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    It does when there are two basic party stereo types, Democrats are the party of governing and the Republicans are the party of laissez faire business. The gang of 20 are Yeoman small business friends...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    How long has the consensus been in the Bilge that the European Mid Twentieth Century corporate syndicalists (and a few Roosevelt cabinet members) are the Right? 20 years? I have always disagreed (to...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    I have to keep coming back to the Bilge. Only the Leftists here really get me.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    You have to remember, we are the conservative right party, not your feared European Fascist Left party. No laws is good laws. More freedom and less rules. Oh, and stop spending tax money or my...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    One of the biggest reasons I am a Republican is exactly this House Speaker drama. I never want to be in a top down political party. Like Reagan said, it is the party of the Big Tent. Newt Gingrich...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I thought Donald J. Trump single handedly revived the Modernist era "Strong Man Theory of History" https://archive.org/details/KQEH_20180305_140000_Amanpour_on_PBS
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    Re: The Banshees of Inisherin

    Every Brenden Gleeson film gets watched in this household, almost same for Colin Farrell. Just has to filter down to the cheap streaming services. I like In Bruges a lot.
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    I awaken at night with that fear! I have relocated my bottle stash to the barn at the family farm.
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    I have seen some old brown foam in production fiberglass boats that seems to have lost its buoyancy over decades. I know white styrofoam loses its buoyancy from gasoline and solvent spills. I have...
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    Re: I need a drill press

    I got the cheap Harbor Freight bench top press. Then I could not put enough downward pressure on it. I was also dulling out lots of bits to drill a couple holes. Turned out I did not know about how...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Enjoy your 81 million vote presidents forevermore. To me, the people you call Bamboozlers are too moderate and as of late too populist. They put a team in office and had the information and chose to...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I just watched Breakfast at Tiffany's. The color, the city, the fashion holds up, just not the social mores. In the early 1990's I tried to make the argument that George Preppard always dressed in...
  39. Re: Some call it “livaboard”, or “squatting”, or “homeless camp”.

    It is what I aspire to. Probably will only make it to a very inland river, not even on the great loop. Once visiting Hannibal, Missouri I saw the Columbus replica ships moored. The river to the North...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I bet after being around State Dept peeps you will leave with the idea that we were going to provide tactical warheads and in making that promise, Uncle Sam kept Ukraine which has been the source of...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I do not have PTSD, unrelated since PTSD has expanded to diagnose non combat stress, I also have never been in combat. But, I am about that level of anti-war....
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    There is a whole big passion play script being circulated on the best Republican fringe sites for several months. Trump gets arrested, then there is the big reveal. However the reveal is already...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    An anti-democracy conspiracy of the FF. One of the big republican features built into our government to protect against too much democracy. Like the House of Lords. But when the House of Lords was...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    That is mean spirited and false. My suggestion was that US policy in the world or at home had not changed as one would have expected from the change in presidents and in light of expectations from...
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    Re: Who's a "Prepper" and why?

    For awhile, I feared local political dangers and thought a bicycle would be the way to get get out without being noticed by law enforcement. Certainly bicycle tourers are middle class yuppies, not...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    "ACROSS THE CENTURIES, many a person has uttered the phrase “There must be a full moon out there” in an attempt to explain weird happenings at night. Indeed, the Roman goddess of the moon bore a name...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    I accept that conventional explanation, and have absorbed much more of the Trump apologists' explanation (than our Leftie Bilgemates could stomach) that Barr, Tillerson and the rest were appointed...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    I think we are living through Trump's second term right now. Having Biden occasionally appear behind the White House podium is the natural extension of having appointed Bar, Pompeo, Tillerson, and...
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    Re: Who's a "Prepper" and why?

    I threw out some saltines today that I noticed didn't taste right when I had made chili. Turns out that were best used by 2019. It was from some small stores I set aside with the intent to have a...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    I don't do everything I do for the cause so that the Wall Street Journal's readers can benefit. They can continue to share their limousine liberal globalist love with the Democrats. And good...
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