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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    That's pretty much what Wi-Tom does as well. If he attacks you for things you haven't said, and you defend yourself, he claims you are being dishonest and you really said what he claims you said, not...
  2. Thread: Bimini. Bahamas

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    Re: Bimini. Bahamas

    Thanks! I'm feeling warmer!
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Good news!
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    Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    I wonder if Trump will be allowed to run the Trump organization now.
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Poland already has a border with Russia (Kaliningrad). Under the Veterans for Peace resolution, Polish troops, being part of NATO, would not be allowed in Poland. It seems they passed a resolution...
  6. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Take the kid to an Indian grocery store, let him pick out whatever pickles he likes.
  7. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    It's like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Coffee.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    It seems like all the films we can remember have held up, so I guess if we don't remember them, they didn't hold up.
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Saw some satellite photos the other day that seemed to show that the Russians have mostly dug in to protect strategic roads. Waiting until the ground freezes would be the obvious response, allowing...
  10. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    :).
  11. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    He can give a copy to McCarthy, and one of everything to the senate and the DOJ. Then, when McCarthy and other start to lie, they can say, but we know you have evidence that shows what you're saying...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A more extreme version of what Americans called the Businessman's Coupe, favored by traveling salesmen and bootleggers.
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  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    They may have noticed that an army base went missing.


    https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=49
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    That's terror bombing. Strategic bombing is an attempt to destroy your opponent's ability to wage war. Attacks on refineries made it difficult for the German war machine to go anywhere, attacks on...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Glad you're doing well, Lew, have a great birthday!
  16. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    :).
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Being a weak speaker means he will cave to every demand from the maga wing of the party. I don't look forward to this.
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    That's encouraging.
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Their best troops and equipment had been transferred to the Pacific front long before the Russians invaded. Many of the troops there were Chinese (the Manchukou army.) When the Russians invaded, they...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    At this point, Gone With the Wind is just embarrassing.
  21. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    Should we be planting southern species farther north?
  22. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/316943848_6006938422670667_5493453799376032539_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_p843x403&_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=aPT7pYO_Q7IAX9AAfUB&_nc_ht=scont...
  23. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    Perhaps the guy understood his addiction and decided not to even try. Thanks, I hadn't thought of it that way.
  24. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    That's nuts. Why would he shorten his life for a few donuts more?
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    This is simply not true. The second bomb was dropped soon after the first to give the impression that we had plenty where that came from. In a bit of serendipity, a bomber pilot shot down over Japan...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    You participated in a 5-page thread on this topic, and ought to know that the Japanese leaders rejected a proposal from their own ambassador to Russia to make peace on the one condition that they...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    https://mysterio.yahoo.com/mysterio/api/606FF1ED858A58C26F3FB70CADDF55B250C76C4E95C91F2F9EE91BE6D33D343B/autoblog/resizefill_w1062_h597;quality_80;format_webp;cc_31536000;/https://s.aolcdn.com/os/ab/_...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    https://www.americanmusclecarmuseum.com/files/cars/1972-chevrolet-vega-wagon-yenko-stinger-ii_6996.jpg
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    Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    Americans like to try to solve social problems with engineering solutions.

    As for why the count takes longer than it used to, some places have rules that say the mail-in votes can't even be taken...
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Many of the people who come into my bookstore wear masks, and Seattle is pretty good for people being vaccinated, as well.
  31. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    Turnabout carries 61 sq.ft. of sail.

    https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/national-10-turnabout

    About half again as much as an El Toro.
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    When anyone tries to discuss with him the substance of negotiations, Sandy pulls back into his shell. If he actually cared about negotiations, he'd be happy to discuss them. All he wants to talk...
  33. Thread: Tripteron!

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    Re: Tripteron!

    It does your exercise routine for you.
  34. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    El Toro rig would be small for a boat 5 feet wide.
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Just about the perfect response!
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    The Aston Martin Red Dragon was black, but it was owned by a Welshman:

    https://astonmartins.com/wp-content/gallery/red-dragon/IMG_5403.JPG
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    He may have put you on ignore. He really hates it when people ask him the obvious questions about his statements. He seems increasingly isolated.
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    It's hard to see an off ramp for either side. If Putin gives up on the special operation, he will lose power and possibly his life. Ukraine is stuck fighting a war of attrition against a larger...
  39. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    Beau, my shop cat, is not afraid of dragons:
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  40. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    Spike and Mimsy, the kittens I adopted last spring (Spike is the siamese):

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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    I think pre-engine is the key here. When people were entirely dependent on sail, they carried more of it, so that the boat could move in anything above a strong calm. Getting home in the lightest...
  42. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    They don't have a veto-proof majority.
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The Russians see a path to reparations. They claim the west is trying to legitimize using seized Russian central bank reserves for reparations. Sounds like a good idea to me.
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    That's the boat I thought of as well, because it was designed to evade the very Texas regulations you mentioned. I think there are also plans for a lug yawl for this one.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    At first, Jaimie's death made me so depressed I couldn't write on the thread. Thanks to those who have celebrated his life.
  46. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I watched Katyal's take on his Twitter feed. I don't agree. We've never prosecuted an ex-president before, and besides, if there's a Republican president after 2024, we'll be glad there's a special...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    One word: Twitanic.
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm wondering if we even have enough spares.
  49. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Really? I just checked his Twitter feed, nothing about great disappointment.

    https://twitter.com/neal_katyal?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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    Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Thanks for that!
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