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    Mental health and mass murderers

    We do need to invest more in public mental heath support but seeing it as a primary cause of mass murder is misplaced. The cohort of citizens that suffer the worst from mental health troubles and get...
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    The clip-to-hat-to-shirt collar item is the one i like. There are times I need to flip the hat off to look way up. The bill of a hat gets in the way. And if the wind blows the hat off it's right...
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    For many years a local guy has had signs on his front yard like this one, usually featuring a lethal projectile weapon of some kind. Lately, since the Uvalde massacre, he hasn't been putting them up....
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    I've come across a couple of sailing hats on the water. One of them I was able to return to the owner.
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    Re: Not a political post, The Color of Money

    Snooker is a box of cookies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4YSXv6Xkg
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    Like wise with prayer at games why is The National Anthem a feature of them?
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    Re: Some were asleep in school

    Bumper stickers have become the enemy of thought.
  8. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    I grew up not far from you (Rte 2 and 128) and spent my early years cruising with my family to all of the places you mention except Narragansett Bay and the Merrimack River. If it were me I'd take...
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    I ended up taking in the show very quickly on Friday morning after a Thursday trip to the Herreshoff Museum for some research and attend a talk about RELIANCE. A bit of truck trouble swiftly resolved...
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    Time to invest in Church and Dwight?? Trojan is one of their brands....
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    Friday only, hopefully dinner with the Mannheimers.
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    Re: When the numbers don't add up?

    Run your question by John Brooks himself: http://www.brooksboatsdesigns.com/contact-form/index.php
  13. 13' Blue Jay sailboat at auction today only (New Hampshire, USA)

    Not mine....

    https://www.auctionninja.com/mcinnis-auctioneers-estate-sales/product/blue-painted-rocket-wooden-sailboat-17038.html
  14. Re: Armed man arrested near Brett Kavanaugh's home charged with attempted murder

    Good thing he called for help.
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    Re: What it's REALY like to be a woman.

    'Men are the greatest threat to women': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRzs7v0do_Q
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    George Carlin's American Dream

    Recently on the boob tube as he would likely refer to it. A very interesting and well done documentary and reflection on his life.
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    Re: Davis oarlocks for extended use?

    We've had Davis locks for years and they are easiest to deploy. Never had them wear out but having then firmly fastened into substantial blocks inside the planking is important.
  18. Re: There is NO WAY Iíd ever stand in front of a steam catapult.

    On a trip aboard Abraham Lincoln from Honolulu to San Diego my bunk was right next to the catapult track housing under the deck. They'd 'warm it up' at five AM each morning. it was like sleeping next...
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    We use a small Rocna for day stops , 25 lb fisherman for overnight. 24' motorboat.
  20. Re: The less known youtube channels worth recommending

    Anything by Rick Beato, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bU4R04fH4U
  21. Re: Boat hits a pole in Florida Keys and ejects 7 people into the water, killing one

    Another video in which the wrong lesson is learned (if at all): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UEETjztLqI

    "We were out filming Greg in his boat when he hit the wave behind the boat at the wrong...
  22. Thread: Ray Liotta RIP

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    Re: Ray Liotta RIP

    Just watched him in The Saints of Newark. He did good. He had the most evil/amusing laugh, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNx5btDktsI
  23. Re: Boat hits a pole in Florida Keys and ejects 7 people into the water, killing one

    Reminder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EXRhzLwQl0
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    Re: Frozen Snot (Etchells) conversion

    I have fantasies of cutting off the cabin house fore and aft (leaving the head and mast step portions) on one of these Bristol 29s. Add long benches all the way to the head compartment and a bow...
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    Re: Florida Man (Deputy)

    Like this? :D https://boattest.com/view-news/3873_maine-car-boat-catches-babes-not-lobsters
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    Re: Why Haiti is destitute

    If anyone wants to help a small community of Haitian women make a better living these items of handmade clothing are pretty special. (My brother is the treasurer.) https://maisondhaiti.com/
  27. Thread: I like etchells

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    Re: I like etchells

    I doubt an Etchells could be altered enough to look as elegant as that Yankee One Design.

    It's a shame the YOD wasn't more widely adopted at the time of its inception, but the cost and Depression...
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    Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Nice boat but what do you need the fairleads/chocks for? A spliced or tied line through your bow eye low on the stem probably will do everything you need. A fisherman's bend is a good knot for it:...
  29. Thread: I like etchells

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    Re: I like etchells

    Ugly boats, sorry to say.
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    Re: Andersen bailer Lubrication

    Anhydrous lanolin is another thing that doesn't lose it's lubricating properties over time. It's also good for threaded items like turnbuckles to keep them from corroding and seizing. Available at...
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    Re: What I don't get about these abortion laws

    The history of attitudes about abortions is that it became one of raising fears about desegregation (without appearing racist) and thus an effort to increase conservative voting and power about a...
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    Sticky: Re: Helping Ukraine and Ukrainians

    Drones reportedly sinking Russian Raptor boats https://www.editorji.com/world-news/video-of-bayraktar-drones-destroying-russian-boats-in-black-sea-claims-ukraine-after-moskva-sinking-1651569365308
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    Re: 1928 gaff schooner sail construction?

    BRILLIANT's style of sail stitching is similar of that's what you're looking for.
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  34. Re: The Ohio Democrat running against J.D. VAnce for U.S. Senate

    Book review of Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy" https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/07/hillbilly-elegy-by-jd-vance-review
  35. Thread: James Cromwell

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    Re: James Cromwell

    The technology of milking almond nuts is complicated and thus more expensive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJCTIPWPNtw
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    Re: Leather bailer build

    Much prefer the Clorox bottles myself. Recycling and they easily get every last drop with the thin edge.
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    Re: NYT article on transgen children

    Do you know or have confirmed examples of any parents actually doing that to any considerable extent?
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    Re: Ongoing troubles aboard Navy ship: suicides

    On occasion we see CG vessels on the CG mooring out here in the harbor in the dead of winter. I can only imagine how cold the living situation is.
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    Re: NYT article on transgen children

    The notion that it's a 'decision' to choose your identity seems odd to me, much less someone else choosing for you. I don't thinkI ever actively 'decided' one way or the other. It was just the way I...
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    Re: Ongoing troubles aboard Navy ship: suicides

    I was in Lisbon for a month prior to joining this school ship for a transatlantic passage. I avoided going aboard or even letting them know i was in port since she was in drydock getting sandblasted,...
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    Re: NYT article on transgen children

    My grandson, age five, freely expresses that some days he feels more female than male and vice versa or non-binary at other times. As far as i can tell he's a happy, free, well-adjusted, intelligent...
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    Ongoing troubles aboard Navy ship: suicides

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/06/politics/uss-george-washington-conditions/index.html
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    Re: SCOTUS leak - draft opinion overturning Roe

    It could be that such an early exposure of the likely decision results in those motivated spending their energies now, then lose the willingness to fight it enough by the time elections come around....
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    Re: Diesel for the Boat

    Neighbors have this Dettling 51. They are bringing her north after a winter in FLA. They left Cape Lewes MD a day or so back cruising off the beach and pulled into Atlantic City to fill up at $7.58...
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    Re: Disney vs. Donald Duck Desantis

    More changes legislated by Florida Man! ;)

    https://www.theonion.com/florida-s-changes-to-textbooks-and-curriculums-1848829563
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    Re: My thoughts on masks

    Airline employees speak! ;)

    https://www.theonion.com/flight-crews-react-to-the-end-of-mask-mandates-1848831650
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    Re: My thoughts on masks

    My wife had a bad case of pneumonia starting in the December just before Covid was widely known about. Her doctor says it's possible she actually had an early case although we don't know how she...
  48. Re: Sorry, itís a pretty good book, but the ending is contrived.

    I don't find anywhere in the book the idea that Ishmael's tale is supposedly told in the sitting of an evening. It's told to the reader. ...
  49. Re: A lot of nice wood pretty discounted in Bristol, RI

    When is the auction. At the warehouse? I'll make it a point to stop by if I know when. I'll be driving back north from Virginia middle of next week.
  50. Re: Sorry, itís a pretty good book, but the ending is contrived.

    Chapter 135's end culminates the book's contribution to American literature. (Ishmael and the coffin is merely The Epilogue.)
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