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    Re: Greetings from isla

    Here's wishing him the best of all possible outcomes with the surgery... and a triumphant return to the Bilge <G>
  2. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    There was a period when Cadillac was a top-tier product - in both engineering and styling.

    The Great Depression hit them hard, but they recovered. A conscious decision not to sell to blacks...
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    An early model. Riddled with faults, defects, and self-destructive features.
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    It just makes me wish I'd created more alter egos - so I could push the right candidate over the top... :rolleyes:
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    Re: West Wing

    One of my all-time fave tv series.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    I predicted weeks back that TCU would falter. Instead, they just keep winning.

    Oregon vs. 'bama would certainly be an anticlimax for both teams. Not sure you'd get to face Bo again. I think he's...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Wow... I just saw that David Shaw resigned after Stanford's loss to BYU.

    Not surprising, given his record the last few years. But he had done some remarkable things with the program in years...
  8. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

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    Legit question.

    One one hand - nature will infill with the appropriate species.

    OTOH - it makes sense to shift all the effort of required replanting of logged lands to species that will...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    A couple of bad bounces/bad luck. But the bigger issue - same as the Washington game - was Lanning trying to be Too Cute, too aggressive. He'll learn.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    So would I have. And we'd have both lost...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Bigly!
  12. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I'll take a beer and a wiskey. This Oregon State game is getting closer than it should have.
  13. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Yes, another good starter!
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Am Not!!!
  15. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I din't do nothing with him. He hasn't even offered to take me fishing!! <G>

    Are you going to tell the mob what you said to me the other day... that I misunderstood at first?

    I thought you...
  16. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Thinking about xmas presents, I saw this shirt. Realized they got it wrong. Should say, "Don't take advice from Tulsy... you'll just end up drunk" <G>
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  17. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    I think my first step would be to give her a copy of: Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism, by Varoufakis.

    My thought is the book is short, accessible,...
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Many of you have already STARTED down the road to witchcraft...
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  19. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Now that I've taken a mug aboard, the world looks like a better place. After getting off to a slow start, I have to make a new plan for the day. Mostly I've got a proposal to do, but lots of house...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    Great choice. Izza nice set, and Makita is the pioneer, and still one the top brands.
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    You didn't mind having to crack the rear doors, so your feet had room to stick out? <G>
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    I'll be interested to see what advice you get. I used to surfcast in the winter. Mostly from the Columbia south jetty, or the beaches of Clatsop Spit further south.

    Mostly caught surfperch. With...
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I also have engaged in several of those activities.

    But the one that caught my eye was Witchcraft. I think exploring in that direction would be fascinating. A new approach to science, sorta. And...
  24. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    Well... here it is. Saturday. Was up quite early, but my sweetie decided we needed to discuss things like where the new Northside hose bib should be located, and how to deal with the...
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    I have these two friends. Thinking about them tonight --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm9coqlk8fY&amp;list=RDrm9coqlk8fY&amp;start_radio =1
  26. Thread: A word...

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    Re: A word...

    nitchPRONUNCIATION:
    (nich)...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Bigotry in support of good automotive engineering and/or styling... is NO bigotry at all!!!
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    Re: Happy Birthday to Gerarddm…

    Happy Birthday, ya young pup!!
  29. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/316675586_3269853719971347_3798325116645559861_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=liHRGkncfG8AX9nLt47&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=00_AfA...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I'm confused. After lo these many years of gun ownership, I had no idea one need to discipline one's triggers. Can the barrels be obstreperous also? I tried rigging a sling for a couple of hunting...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    Artifice does indeed mean a clever device. But it also carries a heavy connotation of an intent to mislead or deceive. Since the OP artifact has nothing to do with deception...

    Whereas 'artifact'...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    True. But the reality is... they could gin up something to focus on for pretty much any target. And they'd be successful. Because propaganda works. Because 'true believers' (have you read Eric...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Thanks. From what little I know on the topic, there are various academics taking various positions on the topic, the causes, and the ramifications. So you subscribe to the 'imperial presidency'...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    ftfy
  36. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I finessed it, and made it work. Everyone raved about the turkey, so I guess it turned out ok. I really like having both turkey and ham on the plate. Somehow, I'm not the least bit hungry this...
  37. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    OK... now THAT is funny. Pathetic, but still funny.
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    Re: Why is it called keyless?

    Because every trade and industry has it's own jargon words that become common usage. And because, often, such jargon serves, in some small way, as a safety feature. A psychological 'barrier to entry'...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Oooohhhh... just the opposite for me.

    I love having a holiday which focuses on things we have to be thankful for. And I love the mob of family and friends coming together to create a feast. And...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Not uncommon configuration.

    My favorite of the type, from my youth --

    https://images2.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2019-12/12/24944737-1-48.jpg&width=640&height=480&autosizefit=1

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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    I just finished off the festivities with a second piece of pecan pie, with some butter pecan ice cream on top.

    It was a nice gathering. Good conversation, marvelous food, and the new kitten kept...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    'Artifice' is how it's spelled... in some houses.
  43. Re: the far right is already attacking the Club Q hero

    Is true. But because it's so visible, it does give a distorted view of things.

    This quote remains true... though to be modernized, it should say '... frantic and desperate search...'
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Surprises.

    1. Last I heard, we were getting a fresh turkey. Turned out they'd run out, so the shopping crew got frozen, and I didn't get the memo, so I didn't get it thawed. Time to get creative....
  45. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    I'd have to give it a think, but see no immediately obvious problems. It IS supposed to be a 'living document' after all.

    But there are other ways to fix the issue Mr. Smith regards as paramount....
  46. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    With my copious thanks for taking care of their resident Ol'Phart, please.
  47. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    I believe the founders, as Lincoln later noted, believed in the ultimate wisdom of the voters, and were loathe to restrict the voters choices.

    "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the...
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    And to you and yours. Since they're all assembled, be sure and give each of them a hug from Oregon!!
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Does the literature suggest that it's am imbalance baked in by the founding documents... or developed by a slow abdication by elected politicians... or something else?
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    Yes, similar. I have a couple of configurations of the Surform. Not nearly as aggressive, but good for some tasks. Then, I have a few Microplane types. Even LESS aggressive, but the right tool for...
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