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  1. Re: Racist prosecutor loses election bid in Memphis

    There's enough information in the story and the second link of the second paragraph to see how the story shows that DA Weirich is a racist. The only way to escape that conclusion is to deny the facts.
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    Re: Project MKUltra CIA.............

    Whitey Bulger boasted that he was subject to LSD experiments.
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    New Tricks

    Been watching the British crime show "New Tricks" - Amanda Redman, making the best of some sort of bureaucratic exile, creates an unsolved cases squad out of three seriously eccentric retired...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    But again, like Trump, the anti-choice folk told yes/no lies about the measure. They even lied inside the polling places, which is illegal. People who electioneers at the polls should be arrested....
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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    Much to like. One of several glass boats I like. Still glass.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Anti-choice actors are reported both in the last few days and (illegally) at the polls spreading the lie that a 'yes' vote was pro-choice. If nothing else, the right-to-coat-hangers lot know that...
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    Re: You get what you pay for

    Dad grew up in the Oklahoma Dustbowl in the '20s and '30s and saw the pecan trees wither and die, along with so much else, in the drought.

    People with water intensive crops are suffering great...
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    Re: A 2022 Ig-Nobel winner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6bFTVi0hHs
  9. Re: A woman went to cover an execution. She was told her skirt was too short.

    The pic makes it look like shorts or a fold in the skirt. Either way, mid-thigh is long enough, or ought to be for those who care. My problem is the savage incompetence of taking three hours to get...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Cursing appears mandatory to some antipodeans and witty as it is to libs and progressives and lefties and such, even cleaned up it will not affect the minds or souls of those who have already sold...
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    Re: A grifter to the grave and beyond

    Death and sleaze. It just does not get better.
  12. Re: America is run by a Geriatric Oligarchy

    I oppose magical solutions that substitute some outside force for political involvement. I'm good with term limits of the executive branch, which we largely have. And I can see age and total term...
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    Re: Cable hookup to my house

    It's been twenty years since I worked for the Department of Public Utilities so from memory and ignoring if changes in technology have affected cost:

    Customer gets to install and pay for...
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    Re: On statistics and causality

    John Nash.
  15. Re: Will someone take Alito's shovel away?

    Real justices suffer the slings and arrows with steadfast dignity, not juvenile outbursts.
  16. Re: Donít you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    I was in theology school in the early '70s as the big corporations were demolishing regional breweries, the very serious beer consumers - theology students - settled on Bud as our beer of choice. We...
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    Re: The most vile food

    When a haggis eater says 'gross', take it seriously.
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    Poll: Re: BROTM for August POLL, vote here Ö

    Or it could be a good session for BobbyS to practice poise while answering something. Or both.
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    Re: Phillip Allen

    You leave the political bull ashore.
  20. Re: So we are going to get a third political party

    Nicholas Carey is exactly right about what's wrong with the Green Party. [#15] One must show that one can work locally first.

    I am reluctant to give gratuitous advice regarding a fight I'm not in...
  21. Re: I couldnít tell what it was, but I was definitely sure what it was not.

    Some home soap makers us lye (sodium or potassium hydroxide) directly while 'melt and pour' already has lye in safe dilution. Modern homemade soaps are a long step from the horrors of nineteenth...
  22. Re: Donít you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    Bud Lite is like making love in a canoe . . .

    . . . F^@#ing close to water.
  23. Re: I couldnít tell what it was, but I was definitely sure what it was not.

    Caustic soda is lye is sodium hydroxide is the main ingredient in old time Drano. Fun old time tip: We used to clean pots out camping by heating water in the pot and adding fire ashes - grease plus...
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    Re: The Two Questions---

    So many strawmen. So few matches.
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    Re: Narrow oar blades?

    Very nice open water oars.
  26. Re: I couldnít tell what it was, but I was definitely sure what it was not.

    Drano and aluminum foil will make the hydrogen for a small scale version of the Hindenberg. We used to set our balloons aloft with a cigarette fuse . . .
  27. Re: Matt Gaetz Takes Jibe At Abortion Advocates' Appearance: 'Just Disgusting

    A sniveling adolescent fearful of women talks like that. Not an adult. Gaetz is the face of the anti-choice.
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    Re: Gaah! Just tested positive.

    Tested positive yesterday. Close to symptom free so, for reasons in #5, no Paxlovid just yet.
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    Re: latest uvalde massacre scapegoat

    Let's find a relatively lesser problem to distract. Whether defined by four or more shot or the FBI's "active shooter" or whatever, the horror of someone grabbing his (so far always a male) AR-15...
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    Re: South Coast #5 Winch

    I don't recall the brand but Goblin had winches like that. They'd not been maintained for years when I bought her so I stripped and greased them. The grease was a mistake as it got around and clogged...
  31. Re: ĎCome visit us again and again. But for heavenís sake, donít come here to liveí

    Loved what they made of this set.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0IYUXWn3UY
  32. Re: Extreme Voter Fraud! Cue Keith Morrison.

    Well Wow!
  33. Thread: Concorde!

    by Ian McColgin
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    Re: Concorde!

    Our family was deeply divided on the SST. Mom, my sibs, and I were against it for environmental reasons. Dad, a senior PanAm captain, was for it as he wanted to fly one. He finally turned against...
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    Re: The Standedge Tunnel

    Since the energy to make a bow wave is three dimensional, you can feel it bouncing off the bottom when sailing a relatively light displacement sailboat. Racing in a Santana 25, I used this ability to...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    I loved it when a visiter to (then) Pease Boatworks (now) First Light Boatworks looked at the varnished hull of a motor skiff and, being an auto body repair guy, was sure it was done by spray.
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    Re: Idle thoughts

    I remember in the '60s when the Long Island Parking Lot - pardon me, Expressway - would really clog up as cars overheated and even seized idling to keep the AC going.
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    Re: A gardening implement score.

    I've used what I called a brush scythe as shown, and a grass scythe as mentioned. Both slice, not chop. Once used to the motion, it's positively restful as gravity of the pendulum action does much of...
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    Re: Wife passed this AM

    At MaryEllen's celebration I knew what I was going to say . . . before I stood. All of the script fled my mind, including that I was holding it in hand.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    I settled on CETOL once they got away from the orange horror. My boats with varnish, starting with the sixty five year old Goblin were iron fastened. The iron makes a nice vector for moisture to wick...
  40. Re: ĎCome visit us again and again. But for heavenís sake, donít come here to liveí

    Schudwuler
  41. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically Ö

    Korea, Vietnam, and our more recent Middle East adventures were not even declared wars because our leaders knew they'd never pass muster as just and declared.
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    Re: The Two Questions---

    " . . . our resident unreformed Marxists . . . " [#104] might not recognize themselves as such. Like Hegel, even doing a headstand, the dialectical materialistic analysis has settled in as a sort of...
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    Re: Ventilator recommendations?

    Had several on different boats. They do their job, which is not a breeze wafting over your hot bod. Install them and be realistic about what they do.
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    Re: Rehabbing a Steel Centerboard

    Where it's worst, the band of pitting shows the galvanic action on the board when down and sailing. You don't need dissimilar metals: sloshing water over the metal will cause a current. This is where...
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    Re: What is the origin of the Cove Stripe?

    Wash strakes were used on some shore-based open fishing boats that tended to fairly low fairly low amidships freeboard and needed a little more when sailing, which happened on a reach or run.
    ...
  46. Re: About the 10-year-old Ohio rape victim who went to Indiana for an abortion...

    CWSmith and I may be closer to agreement than appears. When I was director for the local United Cerebral Palsy, I also (on my own time) was an escort for women entering or leaving the Hyannis...
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    Re: Charlie Noble, yes or no?

    By the way, the naming of a smoke head "Charlie Noble" was in memory of a British Navy officer of that name who made his crew polish everything, even the sooty and greasy smoke head from the galley....
  48. Re: About the 10-year-old Ohio rape victim who went to Indiana for an abortion...

    I see nothing dishonest about participating in a society that foregoes private vengeance in favor of the rule of law. The sincere anti-abortionist views abortion as murder just as I view killing a...
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    Re: Charlie Noble, yes or no?

    As a live-aboard through many Boston and somewhat milder Hyannis winters: If you provide heat, you really need to vent. Or you could vent only. Just not heat only.

    I would not leave a boat alone...
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    Re: Charlie Noble, yes or no?

    I could not get the spiny thing's photo to come over but units with stack diameter 6" and smaller are around. Google 'ventilator turbine'. Can even find copper units which once turned green look...
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