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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I feel like we missed an opportunity this summer to reduce/eliminate payments to the russian regime for energy. To finish this sooner. What we find acceptable and unacceptable seems wrong.

    The...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    This was particularly hard to read. From today:

    https://ukrainevolunteer297689472.wordpress.com/2022/09/30/its-a-slaughter/
  3. Thread: new client

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    Re: new client

    Does the big one like it?
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    Re: Happy birthday to Flying Orca…

    Happy birthday!
  5. Re: Today I learned what denatured alcohol is.

    Our government(s) would rather kill alcoholics than take a chance on missing out on tax revenue.

    That’s f’d up.
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    Re: Travel insurance

    You say backpacker or hobo like it’s a bad thing?
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    Re: Travel insurance

    ‘Thanks Jim. I was reading some really bad reviews for Allianz in reddit. Terrible stories of denied claims and run around.
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    Re: Travel insurance

    Going to london then to southern france.

    If things were hotter, or if Poland or Germany were involved in any sort of exchange, or a suspicious plane disaster, or if a nuke was used anywhere,...
  9. Thread: Catfishing

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    Re: Catfishing

    It’s all scripted.
  10. Thread: Catfishing

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    Re: Catfishing

    I can’t imaging being charming enough for someone to give me money.
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    Travel insurance

    I’ve never used travel insurance. We have a trip next spring and I wanted to look into it given the 50/50 chance we have a open conflict between nato and russia between now and then.

    Who do you...
  12. Re: Hallam is chosen to be BROTM of October…

    Congrats!
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    Re: Florida, insurance and the rest of us.

    While we had my dad’s house on the coast, we paid homeowners, windstorm, and flood separately. It was not cheap.
  14. Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Happy birthday!
  15. Thread: The holdout

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    Re: The holdout

    Somebody was paying attention to flood zones, load paths, and hold downs.

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  16. Thread: Fedex.

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    Re: Fedex.

    Airtag would have been fun.
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    Re: Be prepared to be Wisked away.

    2032 sounds like the future.
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    Re: For the mathematicians

    I always knew maths were bs.
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    Re: Implosion from the water

    Right? Or drone fighting.
  20. Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    It’s awful.

    At 150 mph, I’m surprised so many houses kept their roofs. I wonder if they are old enough to have been built to florida standards?

    So many boats destroyed.
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    Re: Be prepared to be Wisked away.

    I’m ready for one. Only need 45 miles to get to my place. Will settle for fully automated self-driving car.
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    Re: Implosion from the water

    Always surprised when such things cannot be repurposed. Maybe indoor skydiving.
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    Way cool.
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    Re: Restore score

    Hard to say. I dug in one and the bottom inch or two was washers. Lots of washers. Haven’t dumped them yet.

    Shopping Restore is a little sad. There are lots of little containers where some...
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    Restore score

    I’ve been looking for bolts for a long time. Lots of things to bolt. Including my solar ground mount system. And the engineer wants specified bolts every 2’ where my framing is doubled. Basically...
  26. Re: When will someone die standing in a storm to report on it?

    Jeeze that hurt if it was real.
  27. Thread: The holdout

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    Re: The holdout

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    Re: The cost of cheap fish

    Pretty sure Chinese fisherpeople are a major player. We need to stop feeding the dragon.
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    Good housekeeping tip

    Good housekeeping can save your home in the event of a nuclear blast.

    Skip to 3:20.

    My house is doomed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJcwaUWNZg

    ...
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    Re: live trapping mice

    There’s rumored to be a small cougar up there. I could leave the door open.
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    Re: live trapping mice

    I doubt many mice die of old age, trapped or not.

    I set 12 rat traps up at the place. Been a couple of weeks. Ugh.
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

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  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I love russian tv.

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    Re: live trapping mice

    I stopped live trapping when I realized I could catch a skunk. So the armadillo and opossum have the run of the yard.
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    Dead tomorrow or not, I eat healthier than most can imagine. I feel better than I have a right to. Joints are tolerable. Lung capacity good. Cancer is almost certainly inbound (both parents) but...
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I imagine a smaller explosive inside a pipeline that has filled with water might cause greater damage over more of the line.
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Biden said we would do it if they invaded. They invaded. There is value in that. And it lets russia, and germany, know that we are serious about stopping the genocide. Perhaps more importantly,...
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Skip to 1:26. “There will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”

    How will you do that since it under german control? “I promise you; we will be able to do it.”

    You mention...
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Did you listen to the president’s statement?

    If they invade, we will end the pipeline.

    Utterly unambiguous.

    They invaded. The pipeline is out of commission. Exactly as President Biden...
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Biden was pretty clear about Nord Stream 2. “We will bring an end to it.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS4O8rGRLf8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS4O8rGRLf8
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I was wondering about saltwater incursion into the pipes as well. I’d be interested in how these are laid and cleared. And if sea water inside is an issue or no big deal.

    It doesn’t make sense...
  42. Re: Something strange happening on an American Airlines flight.

    Yeah. Hacking the sound system. Pretty sure interfering with the electronic system on an airplane is a felony. A year in jail and $25,000 penalty seems about right. Not hard to find the common...
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    Re: Dart and Dimorphos

    Miscalculation results in direct hit on north america. At long last.
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    Re: Possible good news for beer drinkers

    Can I average my lifetime consumption?
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Nord 1 is down now as well. What a coincidence.
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    Re: Whats for Dinner - Car wiring harness

    Rats are funny. Sometimes stuff used to repel attracts.
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    Re: aerobatics crash

    I hate to see that. It looked so gentle from a distance.
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    People know better and make choices. Driving 55 reduces greenhouse gas and helps the air quality. Any takers?
  49. Thread: Ukraine

    by bluedog225
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    Re: Ukraine

    The Nord Stream 2 dropped about 1,421 psi. I wonder if some clever germans stole it and got with the Danish buddies and “found” a leak. No idea if a big chunk of 300 million cubic meters of gas...
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    If I were any better, I’d be twins.

    or We’re ****tin in high cotton. How’re yew?
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