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    Re: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    It’s defense! Of course with all that extra defense it’s easy to get offensive.
  2. Thread: Off Highway 50.

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    Re: Off Highway 50.

    SqueezeInn, is that in Truckee?
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    Re: Boebert says 46% is not enough!

    she spoke in the language of her people. Like TFG.
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    Re: Boebert says 46% is not enough!

    She is an unfortunate expression of American values. You can never have enough X “for defense”. Think of what it will take to cut the CMIC down to size.
  5. Thread: Wood stove

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    Re: Wood stove

    Ditto on thermal mass. I have a simple small rectangular box stove that was designed for mule camping. I’ve lined the bottom and sides with fire brick and it has a 4 gallon stainless water tank...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    My daughters first car was a ‘97 Honda Accord wagon. That little car got a lot of use before it died. She sent me a picture with the back full of sheep.
  7. Thread: Off Highway 50.

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    Re: Off Highway 50.

    How to make a shipping container blend in.
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    Re: some comments on reducing police violence

    of those 1097 how many are deemed justifiable, negligent or criminal?
  9. Thread: Off Highway 50.

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    Re: Off Highway 50.

    I can imagine my brother living in a place like that. Last I heard he was somewhere out in the desert.
  10. Thread: Encirclement?

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    Re: Encirclement?

    I wouldn’t worry about it, look how Ukraine is turning out.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    Gotta be able see above the truck bumpers. It’s weird how a succession of policies and cultural memes along with improvements in efficiency made small station wagons on big wheels more attractive...
  12. Thread: Off Highway 50.

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    Re: Off Highway 50.

    That looks like winter all right. We have ice covered trees and shrubs here.
  13. Re: Nancy Pelosi's husband having brain surgery following an attack ... with a hammer

    Unless the bully is us, our coalition of the contracted and allied countries then we do as we wish and the less powerful suffer. And because we collectively don’t suffer directly we will ok the next...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    The elimination of the PriusV with the Rav4 supposedly covering its spot is a clue gas is still too cheap.
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    Re: February’s BROTM is SCOT BELL…

    Scot, wishing you the best for whatever happens next. And apologies for my posts that required adult supervision on the forum.
  16. Re: A weird thing happened - still haven't figured it

    anyone see a black cat run by?
  17. Re: Nancy Pelosi's husband having brain surgery following an attack ... with a hammer

    The Saudi gummint like the US gummint assists its citizens overseas. The militant jihadism that is indigenous to Saudi Arabia, spread by petro dollars and partnered with by the US gov’t still does...
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    counterterrorism is not hegemonic warfare. There was less justification for invading Iraq than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Those costly “lessons of Vietnam” were tragically sacrificed by Colin...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    In moving my stuff around I had a plastic bin in a commercial space for a few years. Went to dig stuff out and and found a Mac lap top that was obviously heat damaged from a self destrucive event. ...
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    Invading Saudi Arabia would no more address Al Qaeda than invading Illinois would fix crime in Chicago. Al Qaeda and other militant jihadi aren’t agents of the Saudi Gov’t.
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    Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    I’d like razzle dazzle camo on it


    https://i0.wp.com/cms.sofrep.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/USS_West_Mahomet_-_19-N-1733_cropped-2-1.jpg?fit=1280%2C809&ssl=1&w=800
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    There was no “right country” to invade wrt counterterrorism against OBL and Al Qaeda. Military action to attack concentrations of Al Qaeda can be justified but willy nilly regime change violating...
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    The CIA’s NIE paper on Iraq’s “WMD and links to terrists” that Congress needed in order to make an informed vote on the AUMF came in just 72 hours before the vote. While flawed it had a slew of...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    yeah and now 20 yrs later the hybrid version of that Toyota gets twice the mileage and more torque! That’s brilliant. What’s dumb is that 2002 Highlander was going into a market where fuel prices...
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    bad bike batteries
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    I’d still want the turbo AWD Maverick pickup.
  27. Thread: What's for dinner

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    Re: What's for dinner

    had venison back strap last nightand too much chocolate, chocolate ice cream.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    range anxiety
    fuel gauge anxiety
    status anxiety
    flat tire anxiety
    weather anxiety

    people need to take a breath. It’s ok.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    what about DC?
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    Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    I wonder if it has usb plugs
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    Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    https://www.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2017/05/Oshkosh-JLTV-side-profile-02.jpg?fit=around%7C875:492

    that’s better
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    Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    according to wiki the base price is $343,000 in 2015 dollars. I bet with cigarette lighter, radio and tow missile accesories it adds up.
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    Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    it looks a bit squished.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    That’s ok, everyone won’t adopt EVs just as everyone can’t afford a new car. As time goes on and the biosphere gets cooked the cost of personal transportation will become greater with personal...
  35. Thread: uhhh???

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    Re: uhhh???

    The Victoronix paring knives are good.

    The Adventurer pocket knife is my favorite.
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    Re: Would you buy one of these Canoos?

    With optional dilithium thrusters and force field for intercontinental travel.
  37. Thread: uhhh???

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    Re: uhhh???

    is it a combo data storage, nose hair clipper and spork?
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    Re: Bike race finish in Marseille

    the view of Powless on the descent is great. If you play Django Reinhardt in the background it’ll really pick yr mood up.
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    Re: A dose of supreme cuteness

    those are pics worth sharing
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    Bike race finish in Marseille

    Nice light.
    Niellsen Powless had just a 18 second lead before the decent but stretched it out descending.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BBHtC8rprg
  41. Thread: Kevin McCarthy

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    Re: Kevin McCarthy

    nihilism?!

    with occasional moments of happiness. Could be worse.
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    poems about the pneumatic tire

    I found one.

    https://www.rubbernews.com/wacky-world-rubber/wacky-world-rubber-ode-tire
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    Re: California Drought

    worry not, a new equilibrium awaits!

    wrt chiding those states for unsustainable residency, er habitation, the unsustainability is global not just a few hotspots.

    Is there a shorter synonym...
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    Re: California Drought

    https://media.springernature.com/full/springer-static/image/art%3A10.1038%2Fs41467-022-35582-x/MediaObjects/41467_2022_35582_Fig4_HTML.png?as=webp

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35582-x
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    Re: California Drought

    Aren’t aquifers being drained faster than any normal recharge rate?


    https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-12-22/groundwater-depletion-is-accelerating-in-the-central-valley
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    Re: California Drought

    I think it certainly helps but I don’t think it addresses the Colorado river watershed, depletion of aquifers and general warming in the southwest.
  47. Thread: Shop condensation

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    Re: Shop condensation

    So warm air hitting cold slab? Fan is all I can think of, or some kind of hard insulation on the concrete.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    a bigger pic
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    Re: Would you buy one of these Canoos?

    I’m wondering about the helicopter windshield up by the front bumper. I can see it would be neat to park a 1/2” from things but won’t you be looking at dirt and bugs most of the time?

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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    I think he means sales in that year. Something to remember is that more used cars are purchased each year than new so what’s on the road in five years won’t look much different than now. Don’t...
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