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    Re: Nunes-Ukraine allegations

    so the head Republican in the impeachment investigation is a co-conspiritor in the matter being investigated. Interesting....
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    Re: Trump G7 Doral Nixed

    No, he though he was doing something very good for his business by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders. The club has been hemorrhaging money since 2015. It had an 18...
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    Re: Check out this art gallery

    wow that is beautiful!
  4. Re: Do you think we should judge people's past actions based on todays standards?

    Well, there is the issue of someone attending a "fancy dress party" dressed in boxer trunks and a robe...that says a lot of not so good stuuf about the person's character, regarless of the make up.
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    Re: what’s the ideal number

    Let's have a war. We need the space.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUxkFCBPgx4
  6. Re: Do you think we should judge people's past actions based on todays standards?

    Context matters. For example, If a 19th century author generally regarded as a decent person with no known moral or ethical shortcomings - let's call him "Mark Twain" - happens to use the N word in...
  7. Re: EPA set to revoke California's clean air standards

    Isn't ironic that the Republicans - the folks who, among other things, have always advocated for states' rights and railed against mandates from Washington DC that are perceived as trampling on those...
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    Re: Back to school shopping in the USA, 2019

    No troll, no "wind up". Truth

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    Back to school shopping in the USA, 2019

    A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were talking about the impending start of the new school year and what we needed to do to prepare for it. The discussion went in a direction I never thought such a...
  10. Thread: Spaghetti Sauce

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    Re: Spaghetti Sauce

    A recipe for a very simple but incredibly delicious tomato sauce from my Italian aunt:

    Start by browning a clove of garlic in about 1/4 cup or less olive oil (sometimes I use bacon fat) in a...
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    Re: Trump under fire for racist tweets

    Trump is right about one thing -

    Three of the congresswomen DO come from a country whose government is a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world....
  12. Re: Now here's a good way to get yourself shot: try to storm Area 51

    No need to shoot them. Just let the desert do its thing. Some of them may get inside the fence but it's a long walk through very unforgiving country to where they keep the aliens and the UFOs.
  13. Thread: Mad Magazine

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    Re: Mad Magazine

    That's really a shame. Their political humor has gotten really good in the past year or so and they've published some really inciteful satire of tiday's political situation. I thought they were...
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    Re: Deer plays football

    what position would the deer play? Quarterbuck? Halfbuck?
  15. Thread: CBD

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    Re: CBD

    I use a CBD roll on on my arthritic finger joints and it helps. I've tried taking CBD oil under my tongue and didn't notice any benefit. I might try a stronger oil someday soon.

    I did a fair...
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    Re: Good day NOT to be in Toronta

    what's going on?
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    Re: Shot by cops 55 times in 3.5 sec

    But aren't police officers trained to shoot to kill when they have to shoot? As far as I know they aren't trained to shoot once, check the result and determine if an additional shot is needed or not...
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    Re: Shot by cops 55 times in 3.5 sec

    Putting aside the issue of whether the shooting was justified or not for a moment, why does the number of times a victim was shot matter? The media and us common folks love to fixate on the number of...
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    Re: Help me pick a set of plans for my first boat

    B&B Yacht Designs Jessy http://bandbyachtdesigns.com/jessy/
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    Re: Solid wood small sharpie/flattie

    re: planking skiff bottoms: Harry Bryan's uses a double layer of Western Red Cedar on the bottom of his Daisy skiff. He says that WRC moves so little with wet/dry cycles that there's no problem with...
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    Re: Trump walks out on Pelosi

    the "trap"?? It seems to me that the only one caught in the "trap" was Trump.
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    Re: Scientists Create Synthetic Life

    Just think of the future: synthetic life form riding in self-driving vehicles built by robots. Who needs humans?
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    Re: How Many Time Zones?

    We have so much power now.
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    Re: When answering a Court Attendance Notice....

    Just think what you might accomplish if you took all of that anger and gumption and applied it to something other than yourself.
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    Re: selective or poor memories

    I'm not sure that average Iraqi's actually hate the US. I am sure that the Iraqi government uses the US as a scapegoat and a way to deflect blame away from their own misrule and the poor condition of...
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    Re: Vaccines are bad!

    and what happens when they get out of the Navy and return to civilian life?

    or what would happen if they were unvaccinated and stopped at ports in countries where vaccination rates are much lower...
  27. Re: I wonder if the Obama Admin is using other Agencies to attack Conservatives.

    [/B]There is no doubt that they have, are still and will continue to so just that. That is their well-established M.O.

    Is there any doubt about that? Seriously?
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    Re: Forgive my stupid question re: dory transoms

    Thanks. I'll have to dig out my copy of the book. I've read it so many time that thought I had it memorized, but obviously not. :p
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    Re: local varieties of seafood

    How about a limerick?

    There is fish called a hake
    Which never lives in a lake
    It's found in the sea
    Where all tasty fish be
    And an excellent meal it does make.
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    Forgive my stupid question re: dory transoms

    I apologize if this is a stupid question but I've been wondering lately why the transoms of banks-style dories are sloped aft so steeply. I assume that it is to decrease drag when rowing unloaded but...
  31. Thread: Gun control.

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    Re: Gun control.

    If only the US was as enlightened :(
  32. Re: should technology change the effective rules of a game?

    oh come on. You're waaaayyyyy over reacting. It's not cheating at all. both sides know they can do it and sometimes players and coaches use the technique as a deliberate strategy. There's nothing...
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    Re: Question! Legal advice

    have you tried googling the relevant statues in your state? They're probably online somewhere
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    Re: Alternative to iTunes?

    I find the way that iTunes playlists work to be very confusing. I'm a Mac guy and love 'em but the iTunes interface is just not intuitive. Nor is the way that the files are stored. And why do I have...
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    Re: Time laps of the battle of Normandy

    Excellent. Thanks. That's a great website and an incredible project. I wish someone would do something similar for Civil War battles.
  36. Re: should technology change the effective rules of a game?

    In basketball, it is entirely legal to bounce the ball off an opposing player so that it lands out of bounds. The fault for the out of bounds is the player who last had contact with the ball - in...
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    Re: Question! Legal advice

    Here in MA, the security deposit is to be kept in an interest bearing account. The deposit amount PLUS the accrued interest is to be returned to the renter at the termination of the rental agreement...
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    Re: Time laps of the battle of Normandy

    Interesting. I wish that went a little slower, though as it's hard to follow the details. My takeaway is that after meeting stiff resistance initially the allies gained a huge amount of territory in...
  39. Re: should technology change the effective rules of a game?

    IMO, instant replay is an all-or-nothing thing. If you use it for initially only certain situations, the list of those situations will inevitably expand (see the NFL) and with enough time, almost...
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    Re: Alternative to Turbo Tax

    I've used H&R Block Tax Cut for the almost all of the past 7 or 8 years and it works well for me. I tried Turbo Tax 5 years ago just to see what it was like and found it less user-friendly than Tax...
  41. Thread: Dremel

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    Re: Dremel

    I have one. I don't use it often but when I do, it's the only tool for the job. It's a very nice thing to have but not what I would call "essential" unless you're making models, instruments or doing...
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    Re: Acting Cabinate members and the others

    It seems to me that just about everyone in the Trump administration is acting like they're actual competent administrators and officials. Unfortunately they're generally doing a piss poor job of it.
  43. Re: Beethoven sure knew how to strings some notes together

    I'm a big fan of Arvo Part's music. Amazing stuff. I have never heard any of it live, unfortunately. A singer friend once told me that it is very difficult to sing and that it requires a different...
  44. Thread: Gender reveal

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    Re: Gender reveal

    Congratulations!

    When did "gender reveal" parties become a thing? It's a weird concept for me. I guess I'm just old.
  45. Re: Beethoven sure knew how to strings some notes together

    I worked with a guy who was a decent pianist and an excellent piano technician. He never willingly listened to anything composed after 1750 except for some Haydn. He couldn't stand "romantic" music...
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    Re: Electric foiling

    I 'm sorry that my cynicism offends you. Perhaps, however, if the people engaging in this activity took a moment to think as I do, they'd realize that such an outcome is not only possible, but...
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    Re: Electric foiling

    And also for the same reasons we enjoy reading about "Darwin Award" winners. I think there would be some great schadenfreude to witness the moment when the person using the thing and thinking that...
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    Re: Electric foiling

    It would be fun to watch someone running at full speed hit an underwater obstruction.
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    Re: Tim Rice For Democratic nomination

    Yah...that bit about Akron being "Ametica's greatest city" should be fixed.
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    Re: What would you plant

    You could grow hops...you have space for about 150 bines which by the third year would give you roughly 75lb of dried hops worth anywhere between $8 and $20 per lb - IF you could find a local brewer...
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