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  1. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    O I forgot: Heavy Weather Sailing by K. Adlard Coles. The photos and stories of extreme sea states really scared me.
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    LOL!

    How Lucas remained a going concern is one of the wonders of the Western world...
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    A political point to ponder

    In all the nonsense promulgated by the Republicans supporting of Drumph's ur-lie about the 2020 election, it has surprised me that I haven't heard anybody, especially the late-night comedians, note...
  4. Re: Australians dump christianreligious belief in big numbers..

    Viewing Bill Maher's film Religulous is always a hoot.
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    Re: Lumber prices strategery

    I am hoping lumber prices continue to drop, and that it showd up at Lowe's, Home Depot, Menard's, BMC etc.

    My shop is due to be framed up in about a month and I would like all the pricing help I...
  6. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Anyone remember Stewart Brand's observation that " We ARE as gods, and we might as well get good at it"?
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    Re: The smell of sulfur.

    #7: Portugal too.
  8. Re: Trump should be charged with insurrection and rebellion

    Of course he should, and AG Merrick Garland is proving to be worthless. If he doesn't indict, fire his butt. Kamala Harris was a tough prosecutor, make HER attorney general instead.
  9. Thread: 4th July.

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    Re: 4th July.

    #24: " Sometimes you just gotta kiss your junkie friends goodbye " - Neil Young
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    'Murica! Yeehah! Freedom to shoot anybody, at any time, with any weapon! Jesus! Guns! Babies!

    Zeo guns = zero gun deaths. Do the math, dummies.
  11. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    The Hot Zone, about the Ebola virus.
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    Re: anybody here a cyborg slave of satan?

    I am just waiting for him and others of his ilk to start trying the insanity defense.
  13. Thread: 4th July.

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    Re: 4th July.

    "... if you can keep it."
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Another Ukraininan city in Luhansk falls. The Soviets are relying on their penchant for Verdun-like artillery progress. It is problematic how long they can keep it up. I read somewhere that the long...
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    Re: A Warning From 196 Years ago.

    They reconciled toward the end of their lives.

    Reading the Adams-Jefferson correspondence is enlightening, and is available in book form.
  16. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Jesus, I hope so.
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    Re: Happy 4th to my American friends

    Lawrence's " don't give up the ship" ( Chesapeake vs Shannon ) was followed by " scuttle her".

    Our ship has serious damn leaks, and half the crew is eagerly boring holes in the hull. It is...
  18. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    A) Too much for my wallet.

    B) My usual practice is to buy a car only when it it three yers old to wring most of the depreciation out. Three year old cars are generally coming off a lease...
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    Re: Post Boat Show EBS

    Great pics. Kat had to work and stayed in AZ?
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    Re: Moooo-ve over solar, no BS.

    LOL. Meanwhile, solar shines all over his farm, with infinitely more energy potential than some farting cows.
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    Borowitz had a funny take on it, saying that god issued a ruling that said he doesn't pay attention to prayers from sporting events.
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    See my signature.

    She and Kinzinger have made a principled stand on this one issue, but that's it. On everything else, she is, after all, Darth Vader's daughter.

    She wiii likely get beaten in...
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    Monumental nonsense. You might as well wish upon a star.

    Note that religious athletes like Russell Wilson, the ex-Seahawks quarterback, are quick to praise their deity concept when things go well,...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    On paper, it may be defensible.

    But a deal with Yertle? Puh-lease. Don't make me laugh.

    Biden is the new Bambi ( The NYTimes' Maureen Dowd used to call Obama that for believing that Republicans...
  25. Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    ^ Yes, remarkable story.
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    Re: It is the bread that eats a man

    That is a hella image. Wow.
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    Re: The state of the Union?

    Surface crazing has turned into cracks so far, but the acid provided by conservatives will turn them into fissures and then splits unless something is done, i.e. the citizenry wakes the hell up.

    I...
  28. Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    Fund progressive political candidates.

    Move to Portugal, stat.
  29. Re: Perjury is a crime, is it not, even for Supreme Court nominees?

    O please. No way to prove they 'lied'.

    This is just wishful thinking.
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    Re: Stones, Hyde Park

    What are they, pushing 80? Jeesh.

    I recall a Rolling Stone interview done lo these many years ago in their salad days when Jagger said he didn't want to be singing Satisfaction when he was 40. HAH!
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    Talk with some religious folks... they can go one for days on this subject. LOL>
  32. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    She is dreaming. Sometimes I wish she'd just think twice before uttering some things.
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Bungee jumping over a rock quarry.

    Having my daughter born at home, in an unexpected snowstorm, and the midwife's car wouldn't start to get to our rural house outside of Woodstock NY. Fortunately...
  34. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    ^ YES for Solid Air. I had neglected that, so very sorry. Brilliant.

    BTW, if we had a thread for great album covers ( and Solid Air has a classic ), the Aja cover ranks right up there with Dark...
  35. Thread: Dow Jones

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    Re: Dow Jones

    My investment guy says I am still beating the market by 3-4%. Cold comfort, considering how much I am down, but I guess ( hope? ) I will live long enough to see it crawl back up. If the market could...
  36. Re: Giant Chinese restaurant sinks in the high seas

    Some supposed controversy now if it is really sunk or not. Whatever.
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    It makes me boil when people laud George Bush the First. That guy was a complete tool of Big Oil, gave us Dan Quayle and Clarence Thomas, AND his miserable son. Puh-lease.
  38. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    Linda Lewis, Lark

    Everything But The Girl, Idlewild

    Sade, Promise
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    Re: SCOTUS strikes down century-old gun law

    SCOTUS has blood on their hands and soon will be drowning in it. History will not be kind to the conservatives on the court.
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    Re: 6.1 quake in Afghanistan

    I'm sorry, I have zero empathy. If the Afghan people were so unafraid of the Taliban that their army collapsed in a couple of months, then let them live with the consequences. Let's see excatly how...
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    Re: Who here thinks...

    O hell yes. Stupidity must be punished.
  42. Thread: Power tools

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    Re: Power tools

    ^ My Skil saw is 30 yrs old, still going strong.
  43. Thread: azul

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    Re: azul

    Dorade, huh? I thought it might be Windward Passage.
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    Re: Landmine clearance

    When I helped monitor Kosovo elections in 2001 as a part of the OSCE cadre, we had very serious safety training, and the part about mines was done by a Polish captain who spoke impeccable English and...
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    Re: pr0n - fake plasticky type

    Now that's true pr0n for a change.
  46. Re: Trump throws the January 6 committee critics a curve.

    He said he wanted 'equal time'. One wag suggested that he emulate Hillary and testify for 11 hours under oath. LOL.
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    Re: how are london's financial markets doing

    #3: Mandy Rice-Davies? Christine Keeler?
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    Re: headed to test drive one of these

    Buy the three A's:

    Affordable
    Available
    Acceptable
  49. Thread: Lake Mead

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    Re: Lake Mead

    Hard decisions will have to be made, and soon, concerning water use and retention. I understand Las Vegas is now banning new lawns in preference for xeriscaping. The almond farms in southern...
  50. Re: Still waiting for the explanation of dark matter

    You may have to wait a long time for a cogent explanation. Human intelligence seems to be regressing these days, alas.
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