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    Re: From the corners of the internet

    Kind of the reverse of the old "The sign set "Wet Paint," so I did. :)

    Tom
  2. Thread: We just watched

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    Re: We just watched

    Ugh. Sounds too scary to me, after looking it up. Nightmare scenario.

    Tom
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    I wonder: If you rigged up a high-quality camera to look like a fancy hunting rifle, and linked the trigger to the shutter instead of to a bullet...

    Would photo "hunts" become more popular? I bet...
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    Re: A Warning From 196 Years ago.

    Yep. Our page has been darkening rapidly, no doubt.

    Tom
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    Your post reminds me of something I wrote for an article a while back:



    Tom
  6. Re: oathkeepers thought trump would "federalize" them

    He means, a lot can happen with the Jan 6 hearings (indictments, arrests, charges, etc.) that would drive people away from voting for Republicans in November--so, that kind of fan action would be bad...
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    Re: I am McMike, AMA..

    I hope someone here has the answer, as that has always mystified me. I don't even know what the question ​means, much less the answer.

    Tom
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    Re: I am McMike, AMA..

    There's only one real version, man--stop evading the question! Justified, or not?

    Tom
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    Re: I am McMike, AMA..

    Was Han Solo's pre-emptive shooting of Greedo in Mos Eisley justifiable? Why/why not?

    Tom
  10. Thread: Long and lean

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    Re: Long and lean

    Yep, I thought my boat was "long and lean" but it's only 3.8:1. That's practically "tubby" for this thread!

    But it does have a Displacement/Length ratio in the "ultralight" category, and a...
  11. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    Athough it's worth thinking about that this song:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUa_G1h3pw

    was written by a Canadian, about the rise of nea-Nazi white supremacist in Canada, way back in...
  12. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    Capitalism, if not "the" problem (we seem to be multi-tasking problems these days), certainly is a major contributing factor to the kind of disruption you're discussing, ACB.

    The inevitable...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    I can see why you think as you do, I suppose, though I still disagree with you. Whether you're right about McConnell being the fulcrum or not, though, he is a bad faith actor who can't be trusted, or...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    No, but a lot of people who voted for him, seeing him for what he is--a status quo center-right career politician, but still eons better than Trump or any other Republican--will not be happy with...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    If L.W. Baxter is checking in on this thread, I'd be curious to hear his reaction to this deal: giving McConnell 1 lifetime anti-abortion federal judge for Kentucky, in exchange for a promise not to...
  16. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    The idea of "local control" of U.S. schools is so firmly established that the precedent hardly needs reinforcing at this point. I'd say, the quoted clause relies on that tradition, and uses it...
  17. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    I tend to agree with you--for one thing, I think most of the nations rated tops for education currently have a standard national curriculum, or something close to it. But this is longstanding...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Disappointing. I wish I could say "surprising" but it isn't.

    Tom
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    Re: A Seil in California

    A heat gun, judiciously applied with a scraper, is the only tool I consider for epoxy clean-up these days. Beats sanding or scraping or anything else I know.

    Tom
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    There's something to be said for ordering ready-made strips, especially if (like me) you have a home shop and no planer.

    That was another reason I made my 1" x 1/2" strips from nominal 1x...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Well, I also totally understand that radiata is not any kind of premium or "best" boatbuilding wood, for sure. For a traditional carvel or lapstrake build, no way. Or for a boat that has to live on a...
  22. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    Wait--there has been disrespect for Cowboy Bebop!?!?!

    Some of the best animation anywhere, and a killer soundtrack. Like, really killer good jazz. An amazing show.

    I didn't realize there is a...
  23. Thread: Judicial Coup?

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    Re: Judicial Coup?

    Our bigger problem is, honor is dead for Republicans. And for their supporters.

    Tom
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    As Dr. Johnson might say, "I refute it thus!" :)

    114096

    Strip-planked in radiata pine. <$400 cost. 5 years and counting. Well over 1,000 miles of sailing and camp cruising without a problem,...
  25. Re: Good Sail & Oar Boat Available (Kurylko Alaska-not mine!)

    Yep, it was built in Terrace, BC originally. Not sure how it ended up on the east coast--I think the present owner bought it while living in the U.S. west coast, and then moved to Nova Scotia later,...
  26. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    There is, kind of. It's the movie Serenity, which finishes the storyline and features the original cast. Quite good.

    Tom
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    I'm pretty sure that by "Reds" OR means conservatives.

    Tom
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    How about a global pandemic of a deadly disease that spreads rapidly, threatens our elderly especially, has massive effects on trade and commerce, for which no vaccine exists, and...

    Oh....
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    You sure are fond of reframing people's statements in a way that would have certain other forumites scolded for "straw man" tactics.

    You're welcome to defend Biden anytime you want. No bona fides...
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    The solution to that as obvious: run Cheney as a Democrat. :)

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    The obvious difference being, she answered the questions she was asked instead of dodging them.

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Too cryptic for me, I'm afraid.

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Honest question: about what? I don't remember anything but praise for him from you.

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Cheer up, Baxter--you can start a write-in campaign for 2024. I'd come back from Poland if I'm elected.

    As for the bolded bit:

    Did you read the article? It reports at least 2 Democrats (a...
  35. Thread: George Is Wrong

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    Re: George Is Wrong

    And I take this as further evidence that sticking with "George is wrong" is the right course of action.

    Tom
  36. Thread: More Pushback

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    Re: More Pushback

    Trump is a disgrace.

    I mean, "ketchup dishes"?

    He's too good for a plain old plastic squeeze bottle?

    Tom
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    After 10+ years working at summer camp, I do know my audience.

    They had a repeat after me "Bear Song" that ended with the narrator getting away. I wrote a "Bear Song Part II" ending......
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    No, you miss (or probably intentionally avoid) the real point here:

    Biden's apparent belief that negotiating with McConnell is a reasonable option to pursue is the problem. NOT the fact that...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Yep, I figured this kind of comment would show up soon. :)

    This boat:

    114036

    is planked with radiata pine. 1" x 1/2" strips, edge-nailed and glued. No glass necessary, though I did glass the...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Starting with McConnell? Bless his heart...

    Tom
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    OK, now you qualify as head counselor.

    Tom
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Relying on glass (both sides) for the structural strength is an entirely different form of construction than strip planking with heftier unsheathed planks. Not saying it can't be done that way, but...
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    That lyric immediately qualifies you for a job as a summer camp counselor--when shall I tell my wife (the camp director) you will be arriving? :)

    Tom
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    OK, done for now. What have you got?

    Tom
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    And more yet...

    My Bonnie crashed down in the Andes.
    From the wreckage she finally crawled free.
    That soccer team seemed very friendly...
    Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

    Bring back, bring...
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    And more...

    My Bonnie became a BASE jumper,
    And leaped from a clifftop with me.
    Her landing--chute closed--was a thumper.
    Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

    Bring back, bring back, oh bring...
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    Another :

    My Bonnie once bought a black mamba
    from Amazon--shipping was free.
    She opened the box... Ai caramba!
    Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

    Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my...
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    New Lyrics, Old Songs

    While driving yesterday, I amused myself by creating some new verses to "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean." Offered here for your amusement:

    My Bonnie had lots of pirhanas.
    Among them she'd wade...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    OK--you're clearly not in that camp. I'm pretty sure Baxter has posted things in the line of "Biden is exactly the leader we need right now" because he promotes a "non-extreme, steady, quiet...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    I'm pretty sure that's what Baxter's posts about Biden amount to, but of course he can always post a clarification if I misunderstood him.

    I would have thought it might apply to you and twodot...
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