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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Okay. I defer to those who've thought it through more deeply than I have. Just to be clear, my idea was to provide a way out for those likely to be forced into combat and possibly dying in a horrible...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Oooh, hey, guys, looky. I made a singing metaphor! I’m happy as two clams in a peapod. Someone lend me a hand with this derailleur.
  3. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    I appreciate why trains have that loud horn, but it's still annoying when they lean on it, for like thirty seconds, at three in the morning. We live a quarter mile from tracks that feed the port....
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    It’s not like if Biden were to pardon him the Rs would then suddenly be decent to Biden.

    Besides, Biden knows Shirley that were trmp to somehow be not prosecuted that he would remain the Rs choice...
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I was serious. It doesn't have to be cruel. It's already war, and the stakes and costs are already extreme and not business as usual. They aren't tourists on vacation. Just keep them busy helping to...
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Let them in, put them all to work building detention camps and lock them in. That way they are out of harm's way, and they can't do anything subservise. It keeps Putin from sending them to the front....
  7. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    Which is why I think not only should cops be recruited from the general population, but that every citizen should be compelled to do a term as a cop. Get ‘drafted,’ get trained, do a regular tour of...
  8. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    From a psychological POV it's almost understandable. At almost every railroad crossing, at most times of the day, on any day, there are no trains and no signs of trains. Unless you have something to...
  9. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    They're only trying to justify chasing her car after the alleged road rage incident. This is another example of why ACAB. They were punishing her for not immediately stopping and acknowleging their...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Let me flesh out that sentiment a bit, Jay, if you don't mind.

    I'm starting to get a little ticked off, and impatient with the nips at Biden's heels he's getting here.

    Some of the members...
  11. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    FFS. The idiot who stopped the cruiser on the RR track should be in jail, charged with dereliction and negligent homocide and the other cops on scene should be fired and charged with criminal...
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Fallen oak leaves, brown and somewhat curled, bear a resemblance to small dog turds. When the yard is covered with the former, the latter become land-mines. Fortunately, a leaf blower used...
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    Re: Bumper stickers

    Right after the SCOTUS bit the let loose the furor over Roe, my Wife bought a sticker and placed it on the back of Her SUV. A white outline of a cross-section of a uterus with one of the fallopian...
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    Monarch butterflies migrate, one way, three thousand miles from northern US and Canada to southern Mexico.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Boatbum, you may be embarrassed about Biden being president (a real one). Go ahead and be embarrassed while saying you don’t care, but don’t pretend to speak for me or the rest of the country. I, for...
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    When the amount of tree stuff, leaves, twigs, bigger branches, seed pods from the various trees, and acorns from the big oak start to fill up the yard. Three days of rain, almost an inch and a half,...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Quit dissing Biden on a thread about trmp.

    Biden is doing great compared to ANY Republican. He inherited the sh!tshow that trmp the idiot made of the pandemic. You're gonna claim that trmp brought...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I am gratified to see trmp and his family get their just desserts for their criminal careers, and it's proper for the DoJ to prosecute trmp for the classified documents business, but I think it's...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Is that real? Was she subpoenaed?
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    Maybe they don't stop to eat because they packed a lunch. Or because they eat stuff they catch on the wing. Or

    http://animalia.bio/bar-tailed-godwit
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    Re: Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    The very best the incumbent Rs can do now is hold the seats they have now and continue to vote in lockstep to thwart everything the Ds try to do. When the Ds win a substantial majority in the...
  22. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    You buy them books and send them to school and they eat the books.
  23. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    You're bordering on rude here, Ted.

    "...being healthier physically and having a quality diet was part of the solution." is wrong. Of course any individual's health impacts his vulnerability. It's...
  24. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    And the operating conclusion at this point is the same as it has been since trmp acted deliberately to allow this pandemic to occur in the first place—'it' isn't over until the reported infections,...
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    War Crimes and the case for arresting Putin

    This is about the moral and logical reason for distinguishing and accounting for war crimes, particularly in this current case of the Russian war on...
  26. Re: To Abbott and DeSantis, people are garbage, pests, to be gotten rid of.

    As a pre-election stunt, I think it is perfectly timed to backfire gloriously, to the chagrin and political demise of both these two governors. Just like Grahamís abortion bill following the SCOTUS R...
  27. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    As I understand it, from being a layperson following the news, is that in the many boxes trmp took from the White House were three categories of paperwork, one, stuff that legitimately is his, two,...
  28. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    Meanwhile back at the hideout, while all the special master business is getting aired and sorted and the rubes are trying to figure out which shell the nut is under, DoJ still has the mandate to...
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    Re: The art of logo design.

    Look close at the bottom of the page and see the proof copy of the actual composed ad, which includes the company's logo, a stylized overhead view of an anemometer, because the company originally...
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    Re: The art of logo design.

    And while we're on the subject, in addition to wondering about your old wazoo, here's a fish I made entirely out of my brain and pixels on a Windows three desktop back in the nineties. None of this...
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    Re: The art of logo design.

    Not a logo per se. Friends of ours who had just gotten married asked me to make some labels for their two cases of what they called Celebration Ale. I was trying to get my entreprenurial thing going...
  32. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    My old man was the personnel manager, and safety officer, for Johns-Manville, back in the early sixties at their plant in LA. He told the story of this huge pressure chamber they used for production...
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    Getting back to the Cathedral roof construction, I am again reminded of Ken Follet's historical novel about the building of the great cathedrals, The Pillars of the Earth. I'd be interested in...
  34. Re: Enough of this doom and gloom economic threads

    https://i.imgur.com/b110Qu1.jpeg
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    Re: The orangeman planned to 'squat'...

    As if his attempting to stay in the White House as a vagrant makes any sense at all. As if anyone who needs to interact with the president for any of a thousand reasons would bother with him just...
  36. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    You didn’t watch. It’s a safe. Not just a metal cabinet.
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    Re: For the Fisher People....

    A Pacific fisher:

    https://pcdn.columbian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Fisher_Reintroduction.JPE5_-1226x0-c-default.jpg
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    Re: Race to the Top to walk in the Clouds.

    I once worked with a woman who told me that she had somehow made a connection with Paul Newman and got to drive a car of his on the Pike' Peak run. Some preparatory function prior to one of the...
  39. Thread: Steve Bannon

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    Re: Steve Bannon

    You know, that's a good rejoinder for when I get shagged for plugging my ears so that I never have to listen to the orange menace's cringey voice.

    "No, your honor, I have followed the news in...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    A small not entirely rational voice in my head keeps suggesting that the longer it takes to bring him to justice, the worse it's going to be for him. The longer it goes on, the more chance he'll do...
  41. Thread: no bad pizza

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    Re: no bad pizza

    https://i.imgur.com/yIIVrTZ.jpeg
  42. Re: The big damn shoe has finally dropped. This is it.

    That requirement for precision is where get children the notion of legalism they all use. "You didn't say I couldn't bash him with a bat, only to not hit him, and clearly bashing is different than...
  43. Thread: Steve Bannon

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    Re: Steve Bannon

    Thinking about it a bit, the symbolism is that they bilked their poor slob suckers into donating, at least in part, by playing to those individual's own egos. A cellular mimicing of their...
  44. Thread: Steve Bannon

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    Re: Steve Bannon

    I disagree. (Big surprise.) The GQPs touting of 'tough on crime' is only a dog whistle when they bring it. They don't mind being seen rousting the little people and putting them in prison for smoking...
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    Re: the algorithm

    “Find algorithm defeating milfs in your area.”
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    Luck is a constant, continuously variable factor of lfe. You can map it like the line traced on a seismograph. You tool along smoothly with luck potential building or ebbing until it manifests as...
  47. Thread: Steve Bannon

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    Re: Steve Bannon

    Is it then doubly onerus for him if he attempts to take flight, and is caught before he makes it away? No bail, but shirley he's been told to stay in town.
  48. Re: The big damn shoe has finally dropped. This is it.

    Ironically, it's actually going to turn out to have been a good thing, in the long run, that the capitol riot happened and the capitol was breached at a critical moment for the electoral process and...
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    Zoom and Face-time

    I'm skeered...

    Not really.

    One of the VA appts I cancelled the other day was one with my psychiatrist. He's cancelled the last couple. We don't have many appts and it's been a while, since I...
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    Re: how do you spell relief?

    We've been setting records, too. My personal high temp, day before yesterday, one-fifteen. Cooling down today all the way to one-twelve. But we'r looking forward to being only in the mid-nineties by...
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