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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    I never leted it so I didn't have to delete it.
    Spam is mysterious; for a couple of years, at work, I got a lot of emails in Cyrillic, which I could not read.
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    Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    "Failed"?
    Agree, it looked like a small jib would have improved the situation
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    My seat of the pants impression is that it goes back to the Viet Nam War. Student deferments incentivized a lot of people to stay in school and created a "need" for college capacity. Once there was...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Not a big deal here. I see the occasional person in the grocery store with a gun; similarly, gun racks, with guns, in pickups. Of course, I don't know who is carrying concealed. You may disagree...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Impressive!
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I'm trying to get the Vermont state sales tax on art removed.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I'd love to see universal health care. Health care, not insurance industry help. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, health care costs have risen, and US life expectancy has declined.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Wasn't there a recent news story to the effect that something like six figures worth of lives per year are lost to direct effects of alcohol?
    Intervention there might save more lives.
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    For the OP, possibly tow a drogue to slow down, or drift across likely bottom?
  10. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    We brought China to the table, but only the good china. Mayflower descendants outnumbered the gun owners, although there was some overlap. Conversation was mostly grunts and lip smacking, with...
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    Re: Vox populi, vox Deii.

    IIRC, Ted Turner majored in Classics.
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    They're singing our song!
  13. Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Could be like the bush doctor who, when followed, picking various leaves and berries for some curative, was challenged, how could he remember all those ingredients? He replied that only three were...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Say ten years ago, before the SC struck down a lot of gun restrictions, we could probably have gotten a pretty demanding national standard for training and certification for concealed carry, if it...
  15. Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    He left out legibility. I'm sure I speak, as it were, for all of us with less than acceptable penmanship, that legibility is really important if you want something read. Even if you just want to...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Although I am no fan of Clinton's gun ban, I believe during its lifetime there were no mass killings due to bayonet lugs.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Well, not by EO. I would seek out expert guidance. In his position, I would: Task the CDC to analyze the causes and treatments of domestic violence and use those findings to craft relevant laws and...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I like that manually chambering a round is a conscious act, so it is easier for me to be in control of the firearm. It makes it easier to police the brass too.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    If President Biden were truly interested in harm reduction via reducing mass shootings, he could focus on domestic violence. About half of all mass shootings, per the FBI, are the end stage of...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    The day went great!
    Tons of food, and tons went home with guests. SIL's invited workmate brought his GF, but all meshed nicely. It took two tables, and even then we were crowded. Dogs, while not...
  21. Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    Looks a lot like one of my favorites. No maker's marks. I bought it at a hardware store on the upper East Side on Manhattan in 1967.
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    What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    We're having wife's sisters, our children and grands, daughter's in laws, an extra dog, and SIL is bringing a contract worker from work.
    I got a large (23 lb) turkey, and extra giblets, from a local...
  23. Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    Considering some of the choices, maybe they are hoping to settle on "None of the above"
  24. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    A good reason to always order a pint; the glass, or mug, is large enough to hold a phone.
  25. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    I think our southern states used to employ that technique.
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    Are 16 year olds eligible for voluntary euthanasia in New Zeland?
  27. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    I usually put a few bullet points on a slide as an aide memoire of what I went to say.
    If teaching, I email the slide deck to the class in advance, that way they can print it out and take notes on...
  28. Re: Automobili Pininfarina Battista hyper GT

    Zero to 60 mph in less than the 80 yards of a city block.
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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Actually, humans and dogs have a coevolved relationship unique in the world. Dogs can sense and respond to human emotions in a way unmatched by any other animal, except man.
  30. Re: How long before Truth social is dead?

    "Truth, So Called"
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    Re: Houston

    No mudbugs?
  32. Re: It's the night before Gun Deer Hunting here in Wisconsin.

    Just heard a shot, five minutes on the legal side of shooting hours.
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    Election Deniers

    Waiting in the checkout line the other day, the guy behind me collapsed. We called 911, and briefed the operator and they dispatched EMTs and they took care of the guy. Reflecting on the incident,...
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    Re: Damned Dams

    Damned? Don't you mean Doomed?
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Wouldn't asking/claiming that your method of sharpening a plane iron was best, constitute a troll?
    To keep it wooden boat, they used to say "different ships, different long splices."
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    When I do braised lamb shanks, I like to let them sit overnight and have them the next night for dinner. It lets the acids work on all that connective tissue.
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    When I clicked on it, I was expecting it to be about messy workshops.
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    Re: Word of the Day

    Recrudescence is also used to describe the regrowth and enlargement of birds' gonads after they have reached their breeding grounds, a rather nice idea, I always thought.
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    Perhaps other states/regions could emulate some of Vermont's characteristics.
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    Vermont gets about 50% of its electricity from hydropower, 25% from renewable biomass fueled generation, and 25% from wind and solar. A very small percentage still comes from petroleum products. ...
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    Re: Boat Art

    Fantastic!
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    Re: EVís are becoming mainstream

    Units, or dollars?
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    Re: Do I need vent holes?

    Don't worry, you can always come here to vent.
  44. Re: Dumbest, or strangest, statement of the campaign

    How could he tell?
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    Re: I wan'na see Trump run again in 2024

    In Russia, I believe, they use windows.
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Bummer.
    Two weeks ago, Burlington VT was warmer than Phoenix. There is a company there, Beta Aviation, that is developing electric airplanes. That is all I know about them.
    Can your spouse take...
  47. Thread: Tiny tot

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    Re: Tiny tot

    Guess we'll know tomorrow morning, you may too.
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    Re: Turban tossing, a new sport

    I thought the clerics also liked turban tossing, just with the head still in it.
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    Re: PSA-cap the gas valve

    Post COVID, don't a lot of people become anosmic?
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    Re: Poor Disadvantaged Illinois

    Wasn't the Republican Party founded in Ripon, Wisconsin?
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