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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYsTmIzjkw

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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    To my surprise,I'm a pretty decent employee because I was self employed for 25 years.
    If I didn't do the work,it didn't get done.

    I hired a few helpers,but quickly realized that they did NOT care...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    She was under house arrest with an ankle bracelet and curfew.

    Not quite the same.
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    Re: Mine vs Quarry?

    A quarry is an open pit mine,but I'm pretty sure that quarry is used when the product is stone,as opposed to coal or ore.
    We have many limestone and gravel quarries around here,but only one...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norinco
    No surprise.
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    THAT is a lesson that might stick.
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    Re: What is reality?

    TV is reality.
    It would be super fun to dose all those guys with acid,like MKUltra, and do a Truman Show remake with them.
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    Re: Look Familiar?

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    In use.

    Pretty sure that the airfoil shaped part represents the tiller extension(the top part in this pic)
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Head to the border.
    Hex keys and Allen keys.
    It doesn't hurt that "cle",the French word for "wrench" is the same as for "key"
    Silly Americans
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    The U- shaped base gets screwed to the top of the tiller , so the flexible part would stick up if there were nothing attached to the free end.
    The flex joint stays bent 90 degrees for most of its...
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    Re: Artisanal?

    Not really.
    My daughter worked,including pruning, at a cidery in Kivik for part of a year.
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    Re: The most vile food

    There are lots of things that I don't like to eat ( kidneys,liver,mussels,beets,brussel sprouts) and lots that hurt my tummy( cucumber,and most melons),...
    BUT if I was hungry ,I would eat it .
    No...
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    Re: Artisanal?

    Did you prune in southern Sweden?
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    Re: Lotto tonight

    I've suggested that people should try their chances at guessing phone numbers before spending too much on lotteries.
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

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    No gentleman.
    Above is my former everyday Boker,(incredible steel)now with a broken mainspring��
    Below is current everyday,$14Cdn on sale,chinese Buck.
    Steel is thick and soft
    The...
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    Re: Hitch Ball NO NO

    They should have attached the strap on the passenger side to lessen the danger to the driver.

    Stretch(and the accumulated energy) is the only reason to use a strap,instead of wire or chain.

    It...
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    Re: Pastor robbed…

    Stealing is wrong,but I really don't have much sympathy for the pastor.
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    Re: Canada Trip Report

    :ycool:

    Most of Canada isn't French-English bilingual.
    The Federal government is,officially.
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    Re: Buffalo National River

    SWMBO paddled it as part of her university degree(Outdoor Rec), in the early 80s.
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    Congrats
    Check out Letterkenny for some awesome Canadian content.
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  21. Re: The weapon in the hand of the man who assaulted a NY congressman

    Brass knuckles and ninja stars are illegal too,IIRC.
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    I had it March 2020(guessing from symptoms,severity and contacts.Not tested)
    and April 2022(Not bad.I would have worked if I was still self-employed (boss was a lazy slave driver))
    Three shots....
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    30C with 100% humidity.
    Thunderstorms and a tornado warning.
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    Re: Daily Drivers

    Our 2017 CRV has the 1.5 turbo/CVT.
    It's alright, despite reviews to the contrary.
    It feels a bit weak in econo mode,but with enough pedal,it goes pretty well.
    Out of econo mode,it's pretty much...
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    Re: Sanding between paint coats .. why?

    We found the same same with red Awlgrip on a Shark after it had spent a season in the warm,muddy Saugeen River as opposed to cold gin-clear Georgian Bay.
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    I'm 55 ,and quite childish.
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    Re: MAD magazine, 1968:

    More pedantry
    Alfred E. Neuman

    For some unknown reason,my dad hated Mad,so I kept my stash in the treehouse.
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    Re: Bicycles will destroy the earth

    https://www.secondcity.com/

    Second City.
    It's satire.
    It's funny.
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    I knew a couple of guys who bought one of these while working a summer job west of Calgary,in the mid '80s
    It ran well,but didn't have first or reverse,so the passengers had to jump out and push it...
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    Re: colonoscopy prep

    Congrats.
    Soooo......being spit-roasted wasn't too bad?
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    Re: Los Vesparados MC Colors.

    Who knew bikers would be offended by cultural appropriation.
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  32. Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    Breakfast Skillet by Mountain House is pretty tasty for freeze dried eggs when your motivation is limited.
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  33. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    ^^^^^that's my rule.
    Once the maintenance gets up near payments on a newer vehicle it's almost gameover.
    Our last two cars have been low km(35k km @ 4 years old) lease return Hondas.
    Last...
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    Re: Pretty Rocks

    Met a local when we were in Heeg,who said ,"Drenthe? That's not Holland.Too many stones."

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  35. Re: Earliest evidence of wildfire found in Wales

    And if you're a good lad,Uncle Peerie will tell you more stories from when he was wee.

    Kidding aside,it is really interesting.

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  36. Re: World champion swimmer nearly drowns

    Gotta remember to breathe,too.
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    Re: Can you touch your toes?

    I"m 5'11" with a wingspan of 6'1", and a 32" inseam.
    I can flat palm the floor with a minute of stretching.
    Pretty high ape index,I think.
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  38. Thread: The key

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    Re: The key

    Pretty sure that mess needs a float test.
    Is there any deep,murky water or high bridges near by?
    That bit at about 10 o'clock doesn't look like keys.

    I work for a guy who has biggg coffee can...
  39. Re: What is it with all these church shootings?

    For a system based on faith, many members don't have any.
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    We have a Bakerstone( homely hardware/ crappy tire)that goes onto the gas barbie.
    It works pretty well if you leave the lid propped open an inch or two and put a bit of hardwood( for smoke flavour)...
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    Re: WTF am I doing with my Knife?

    After I broke the spring on my ancient,diamond hard Boker,I decided that a $14 chinese linerlock Buck is a better EDC jobsite knife.
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    Re: WTF am I doing with my life

    Worse.

    It's African-American dust.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Rien. Les jeux ont etait fait quand le gar a choisi une porte et Monty reste avec deux portes.
    (My apologies to any Francophones)
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    We're at 33C with pretty high humidity.
    Nice breeze off the Greatest Lake Of All Time,but the water is still chilly.
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    Re: When is the pandemic over?

    It's over when I say it's over.
    Get used to it.
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    Re: WTF am I doing with my life

    You could be watching reruns of old game shows.
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    Re: Goodbye to flat tires?

    Lol
    I had seven flats in seven days when I was shuttling for a rafting trip on the Kootenay(Remote southeastern BC)in the summer of '85.
    I could see a crap excluding sidewall being a welcome...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Opened door is a red herring.
    Monty has two doors and therefore the advantage.
    Switch with Monty and you improve your odds.
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    (GD wonky effing old ipad can't process my gd effing slack assed...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    So with two doors, he doesn't have an advantage over you with one door?
    When you switch you don't get his advantage?
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Monty has two doors(2/3)(one with a goat,for certain).
    You have one door(1/3)
    If you switch, you get his door (with no goat)(2/3)
    End of story.
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