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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Letting too many of their young people leave China for education. Gives them impure thoughts.

    Why isn't Xi using all this lockdown time getting everybody vaxxed? Even a less good vax is better...
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Well, of course.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Wishing Jamie's family a peaceful Thanksgiving today. I'm sure all who cared about Jamie are thankful for his family's efforts and presence in his life, as well.
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    Re: Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Stir up the embers, throw on some kindling, she'll rise again.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Going to a friend's house. Hoping to score the carcass.
  6. Re: CBS News interviews the father of the Colorado Springs shooter. OMG.

    Bullies believe bullying is good, and work hard at making sure their kids grow up to be bullies.
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Had the whole series. Also had a round of whatever that cold was that lasted a month.

    I've pretty much given up wearing a mask at this point.

    Went into Michael's and Wal*Mart today, during the...
  8. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ftaEkkjiE

    Beau argues that each generation pretty much stays at the cutting edge of its cohort, rather than moving forward to the cutting edge of the next younger...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    He didn't have that dog for very long, but clearly managed to connect with it. It's wonderful that his family put out the effort to bring the dog to visit him, too.

    And best of all that they're...
  10. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    The wild ones around here don't sport a whole lot of drumstick either.
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    schoonerrescue.org

    As for the sticky, someone here has figured out who to contact to get the new Scot to pay attention to the Bilge, but that someone is not I.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Great!
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    In the interest of not losing time here, and on the cusp of what seems to have become a national (at least here in the US) time of "donating to good causes", and since tax implications may matter to...
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    Re: How long before Truth social is dead?

    Conversations in more than a couple sentences at a time are lectures, or story telling.

    Twitter was designed for the give and take of conversation.
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    C Springs is not a nice place to be gay in. It's home to organizations like Focus on the Family.
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    Well, I checked out the tool on FB and the museum is not on their list of non-profits. The process is pretty simple - one locates a recipient, specifies a goal, fills in a text block for a reason...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    Email and texting is so one-on-one. The great benefit of FB and Twitter is that one can reach a group of people - even restrict the conversation to a specific group, make the conversation private...
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    Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    Well, it seems we've gotten a certain amount of agreement that assiting the museum with the Airlie restoration is what we think is best.

    I'm wondering whether we want to do somethink like happens...
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    It would be awful nice if the folks who want more effective gun regulation would point out the value to such regulation.

    I am reminded of the saying "if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    There really needs to be an alternative, since everybody who was anybody jumped on Twitter as a major way to get their commentary out.

    Responsible adults really should have left once Trump came...
  21. Thread: Do all dogs eat

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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Dogs are idiots, and if you think they love you, you're deluded. They only love you for the food you provide.
  22. Re: I’m old. I’m about to make reference to “the good old days”.

    I have a friend who works in a design shop for these modern cars. He works with designers for all the "brands" and all the cars they design look alike because the designers all work together every...
  23. Thread: Do all dogs eat

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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Not just cat poop. All kinds of poop. That's how they get worms.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Sad story.
  25. Thread: Darktable

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    Re: Darktable

    Transitions I don't think i'm up to making. Using PS since 1994.
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    Re: Bought a new phone - after seven years

    The first phone I bought, from Verizon, the guy tried to tell me I needed google whatever. I looked at him and said "why do I need that when iCloud comes with the phone and is secure and free?"
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    It's hard to read that famous bit without also considering just how ugly and brutish life was back then - something which would ignite the imagination of someone as perceptive, prescient and empathic...
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    Re: So now we have another special council?

    From Prof. Richardson:

    November 18, 2022 (Friday)

    The price of crude oil this morning was $78.47 a barrel, down from $92.61 a barrel on November 4, falling by at least 18% over the past two...
  29. Thread: Damned Dams

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    Re: Damned Dams

    The fish on the Elwha responded so fast people were dancing in the streets. Imagine salmon under Mt. Anderson.

    Rebuilding the dam lake beds, however, is a much slower process.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Seems to me like administering something focussed in that direction is more trouble than its worth.
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    Re: We're getting old. This is going to happen more.

    I'm of the mind that humans value human life way too much. It's become a cult what with all this pro-forced birth stuff and the power of religion.

    I have told my Primary Care Physician that I...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    The place restoring Airlie comes immediately to mind. He was enormously relieved to know that Airlie was going to join the sailing species.

    As for creating something for our own, for future help...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Wondering whether the spirit hangs around for a couple days before heading on up to the pearly gates, There's a suite for gamba by Couperin which addresses the matter of the spirit's behavior after...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    If the birth year on FB is correct Jamie was a month shy of his 69th birthday.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Keep trying to get in touch with it, use Find My.

    Call the nursing home and explain, then ask for contact info to his sister.

    Don't brick it until you're sure it's not recoverable.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I want to thank everyone who mailed cards, made calls and brainstormed about how to help and support Jamie. Many the vivid memories - some sweet, some quintessentially Jamie-esque. Those of us who...
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    Re: Why is political polling so far off nowadays?

    Cell phones, polling to me has always been spam, but cell phones are really screwing it up.

    The problem becomes really apparent looking at this election - the Regressives actually thought they...
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    Re: Predictions for this week.

    I sent 20 letters to Georgia voters this morning, urging them to take their citizenship seriously and be sure to vote in the runoff. It cost me 20 stamps, 20 envelopes and a little time.

    If you...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Been a little windy this morning.
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    Re: What has to be done

    I have yet to call my phone to find it, but time's getting short.
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    Re: I wan'na see Trump run again in 2024

    With luck, by 2024 he will have split the party. The question comes down to whether the Anti-Trumpists will get behind DeSantis.
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    Re: Do we have a Autumn Colors thread?

    Wow. Some people have all the luck - both of you!
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    Re: Do we have a Autumn Colors thread?

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    Julia Child's gratinée potatoes, supplimented with other autumnal comestibles.
  44. Thread: Gales of November

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    Re: Gales of November

    And it's such an ordinary song. Imagine what Stan Rogers would have done with the story and you'll see what I mean.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    So this evening it was his arm - swollen and painful.

    It's a difficult situation - not envisioning an attractive future, not able to make an exit. Unknow number of years treading water.

    Keep...
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    Re: My glass is still half empty

    The Democrats need a sports or TV star who is widely known and admired and who can be managed to lead the sheep to the good water.

    The Regressives' knack at finding those types of candidates who...
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    Re: thanksgiving thread

    I'm thankful for being an only child.
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    Re: The Dragon just swallowed the moon

    No color here. Too close to sunrise
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    Re: Political side of inflation

    Covid was an avoidable circumstance and stop pretending that it wasn't. The virus tried to get in during the Obama administration, but because he didn't eliminate the government department which...
  50. Thread: Compter question

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    Re: Compter question

    I love trouble shooting descriptions like "the printer goes nuts". So precise, and descriptive.
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