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    Re: OK Aircraft buffs

    Everything is too big for an Embraer. Most uncomfortable plane I ever flew in. Except maybe one in Japan in the 1960's.

    Edited: Mitsubishi was the noisiest turbo I ever came in hearing of.
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    Re: Tack and tape - Stitch and glue?

    It's apparent that some do not know the difference between S&G and T&T. In stitch & glue, the hull panels are folded into the shape of the boat and stitched together before adding tape and glue. In...
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    Re: OK Aircraft buffs

    Saab maybe
  4. Re: US Navy sub commander demoted after hiring prostitutes in Philippines

    Thanks for the correction Paul. It was 66 years ago that I was there and that is my excuse.
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    Re: High cost of charter schools

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    Charter schools are nust a variety of the giant privatization scam, directing public money to private enterprise, making society more...
  6. Re: US Navy sub commander demoted after hiring prostitutes in Philippines

    I suppose the girls in Alongapo will need to go on welfare relief. Maybe the skipper could get some tips from Trump or at least a few bucks for defense.
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    Re: New Bandsaw

    Kent stated up front that he was interested in a smaller band saw which is why I steered him toward the Sears 12". Totally agree that it is not the Cadillac of bandsaws but it can be had cheap used...
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    Re: New Bandsaw

    Probably the most available band saw on Craigslist is the Craftsman 12". It can be had used for small cost and is capable of doing good work if set up and maintained well. I have one and it gets...
  9. Re: The Man in Seat Sixty-One: Train travel information UK, Europe, Worldwide

    I also like trains as opposed to the frustration of airlines. Decently comfortable seats and beds sometimes plus food available. I tried to find a schedule from NC to Portland, ME and back. I...
  10. Re: Morality & Capitalism: a burgeoning disconnect

    There is no corporation that has the welfare of its workers or the nation in its charter. The sole purpose in most charters is to maximize return on investment to its shareholders. Officers of...
  11. Re: Dem. Schumer & Dem. Pelosi sets new record on length of time for a gov. shutdown.

    Are you calling your president a liar? Are you saying that the democrats are trying to steal the shut down from Trump who proudly owns it.
  12. Re: Adding A Forward V-hull To A Lumberyard Skiff

    Well, there's right and right. These guys are certainly right in that its always best to build a boat as it was designed for the purpose it was designed for. Never seen one but people who have...
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    Re: The Liberal Redneck

    Hilarious!!
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    Re: Lawrence of Arabia

    The main shot like that was of Sharif riding out of the desert to the well and the second was of Lawrence riding out of the desert after rescuing the fallen rider. I wonder if David Lean knew...
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    Re: Lawrence of Arabia

    No doubt the book is good but the movie is a cinematic masterpiece. That O'Toole was denied the Oscar for it was a travesty. Nothing made by man is ever perfect and the first part is better than...
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    Re: National emergency to build the wall?

    Yesterday's news. Has no meaning unless trump retweets it every day.
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    Re: National emergency to build the wall?

    Anyone remember the repugnican rage and ruckus over Obama's presidential overreach?
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    Re: The space race

    I wouldn't go quite so far with the praise. There was and is a whole lot of industrial espionage and plain old spying on more advanced nations as well as taking advantage of advanced education...
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    Re: Self Exposure

    Unfortunately John, there are too many here who are unable to see how a system such as yours and other similar systems work to the benefit of a whole nation. We are raised in the get yours before...
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    Re: Hip - Hip - Hurah for Nancy Pelosi .

    When republicans say the same thing about POTUS vile mouthings, I would consider equal condemnation of her.
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    Re: The space race

    For one, I was pleased to see China achieve a lander on the moon, either side. Less pleased to see that so many still look on anything as a race in which there must be a winner and a loser. Many...
  22. Re: Elizabeth Warren is starting off on the wrong foot

    I don't care for such antics either but in comparison to the what spews from the repubs, she is a model of decorum. She is well versed in everything that a presidential candidate should be but...
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    Re: Dining Room Table Ideas?

    Tage Frid's extendable dining table is a wonderful solution to many dining table problems.

    https://www.custommade.com/dutch-pull-out-dining-table/by/josephmurphy/
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    Re: American Nations

    America's Nations: A History of The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard.

    This book proves to be a big help in deciphering the great differences we see in the various...
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    Re: Runabout Playboy

    William Jackson was one of the most prolific small boat designers ever. For many years, each month brought a new design from his desk to the pages of Science and Mechanics magazine and many of them...
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    I'm skeptical of much of the shop tool gadgetry but for working with metric/imperial, the digital tape mentioned by canoeyawl looks like a good one for working with boats in both systems. How the...
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    So right. Unfortunately, getting past the ingrown (inbred?) head start that the current system has had for hundreds of years is not as simple as actually making the change. Fortunately, many...
  28. Re: Two views of the political strategy behind the shutdown

    When a republican makes this argument along with a whine that the democrats are not being fair, I wonder which planet they have been a resident of for the last 10 years.
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    No grief here at all, nor any angst either. Sorry that you were so put off by my candor. I don't think one should ever apologize for telling the truth. I'm sure that once you really look at the...
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    Good grief. This is not a big deal and is a minor bump in the road to a good boat building job. Tapes with both metric and English measure are available and a hand calculator is cheap.
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    Re: Our Commander in Chief

    My overriding thought on this bone spur issue is that I would have done much more than that to keep my sons out of Vietnam. Luckily they were a couple years too young to be forced into that fiasco. ...
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    Re: 2nd hand plans...

    As a designer, I have only the limited control of my plans that copyright law provides. I cannot legally require more unless it is a legally binding agreement between me and the buyer. Of course,...
  33. Re: ya know, know one has ever threatened to shut the govt down

    National Security is the most overworked phrase in public discourse.
  34. Re: Friend of Wife's suggests Trump set up a Go Fund Me program for his Wall

    Elections down here, as in many other widely spread parts of the USA are not going so well for many reasons. The playbook for any who want to rig elections is well thumbed in both North and South. ...
  35. Re: Friend of Wife's suggests Trump set up a Go Fund Me program for his Wall

    No amount of numbers or graphs excuses such rude behavior or disparagement of a broad segment of the US public. You don't get excused for a foul mood because you feel prickly. The "South" is no...
  36. Re: the spontaneous emergence of order from disorder illustrated

    Exactly.
  37. Re: Friend of Wife's suggests Trump set up a Go Fund Me program for his Wall

    Wow, I not going to say just what I think of Mr, Ross's idea but will opine that it is the most patronizing crap ever to appear on these pages and that is saying quite a lot. The South has no wish...
  38. Re: The Parker Solar Probe takes its first up-close look at the sun

    Anyone have an idea what the many dark spots that are showing up in similar orbits are? Some look like false echoes related to Jupiter.
  39. Re: red Senators screw 90,000 Navy vets out of Agent Orange benefits

    Too busy cheering trump's unwavering support for vets.
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    Probably everyone's post has some truth in it which agrees with my experience. As an long retired electrical design engineer, I agree that the hearing aid industry has had a free rein far too long...
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    Re: Newsweek, Trump will resign.

    I suggest Shawshank Prison as a long term residence for his eminence. Think of those greedy eyes looking at that fat butt coming down the hall.
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    Re: A successful Dumping Day

    Protein is protein. There are several other parts of the human food chain that are repellent.
  43. Re: "To care for those who have born the battle . . . "

    Quote Originally Posted by sharpiefan
    As a vet, I say forget the PC crap and work on improving the quality of care at VA clinics & hospitals.



    So right. A Korean War vet I agree it is time...
  44. Re: "To care for those who have born the battle . . . "

    Equating a civilian hospital to a military one is far off the mark, although I can try to understand your position. I have spent some long times in the various wards of civilian hospitals and am...
  45. Re: "To care for those who have born the battle . . . "

    I've not actually used any VA facilities for myself and have depended on Medicare and my own input to take care of the bills. Lately some problems have come close to calling for other financial...
  46. Re: 'Take Apart' boat kits. Any thoughts/experience?

    All of these little nesting dinghys have their good points but none of them come close to the storage volume of the OP's Wayfarer in cruising ability. Beach cruising for more than a day outing needs...
  47. Re: Maritime Art...beginning to work with oils and paints (I may delete this thread)

    When I first looked at your painting, the same thought came to me. Going over the first painting as if I really knew something about painting (I don't), some of the boys appear to have been done in...
  48. Re: What would we do with out a dictionary?

    Really interesting book on a subject that I might expect to be very dull. It makes the effort and the long time required to field The OED better appreciated and more understandable. The division...
  49. Re: NASA Just Announced It Will Outsource Next Moon Lander to Private Company

    Wasn't just the Saturn V that got canned. We lost something even more important, which was the technical expertise (people and manufacturing knowhow) of building heavy lift launch capability. After...
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    Re: "It Blows Over"

    Our POTUS says he has a gut that is smarter than his brain. As may be, but he mostly only uses the part that is way down near the exit.
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