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    Re: Good luck Katherine.

    Ah, #$&(# @#&$ &#*$(#$!!! Very sorry that happened to you. Something similar happened to me a while ago with even less explanation (small company, new CEO, utter *sshole, I'd bet a sociopath);...
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    Re: The ABC's of our Republic!

    That's cute, but many of them don't seem gerrymandered at all. Some are quite simple and compact, and without knowing what's in the blank spaces, others are impossible to judge. A lake or bay has...
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    Re: Haircut rant...

    That's one of the things that gets better when you get older, as both hair and vanity diminish. #4 all over, ten minutes, fifteen bucks, good enough. The beard I can do myself, thank you.
  4. State-by-State Presidential Approval Ratings

    We could use a bit of political optimism. I am very glad I'm not in charge of Mr. Trump's 2020 campaign (for many reasons). If you map the electoral vote by his current approval rating, it does...
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Drift away, fine with me. Y>

    For those of you who don't already know about it, if you're going to visit Old Quebec (one of the very few sections of a preindustrial city in North America that...
  6. Re: Which religious group would you trust the most?

    While the original link doesn't work, I'd say that lumping 'Muslims' into one category is spactuarly silly. There are something like 1.8 billion people that are at least nominal Muslims, and the...
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    We're going to walk around today, get on the road late.
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    No, no whales this time. We just took the short ferry ride over from Levis, right into downtown.
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    The best way to arrive in Quebec.

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    Re: Happy birthday Glen Longino

    Happy Birthday!

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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Imaginary friends no longer.

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  12. Re: Looks like there is room for One More ;)

    Nah, that was the last decade. Now it's various shades of grey. Give me institutional beige anytime; I expect a corresponding increase in the suicide rate.
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Thanks very much for the kind offer, but we're now up in PEI.

    And here, for everyone's wonder and amazement, is a thing unique to Canada - ketchup-flavored Doritos. Yes, they really taste like...
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    Re: Northumberland Strait lobster boat

    We crossed the Northumberland Strait on the ferry this morning, and drove around a lot of PEI. Many, many boats just like that.
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    I know; he sent me a very kind PM inviting me to stop by, which I didn't open until we were on the road again and far away. It's a truly spectacular part of the world. Not quite so inviting in...
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Here's another - out from Lunenburg on the end of the point. We've been enjoying Nova Scotia very much - sort of like Maine only more so and without the hordes of tourists from Boston and environs,...
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Lordy! That's one of the prettiest small boats I've ever seen. It's a little too big for my uses, actually (and codfish are scarce in Minnesota) but oh, my . . . Nice work. Y>
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Well, the museum is excellent, absolutely first class. Lunenburg is almost too cute, but most of it is genuine 18th and 19th century, not at all fake. I can imagine on a nice Saturday in July it...
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    Re: "I probably made a big mistake."

    Well, you have to give her credit for that.

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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Oy. Google Photos is easy, convenient, and for some things, useless. Here it is. Off to the the Atlantic Fisheries Museum this morning.
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Here's another - Lunenburg harbor at night. The Bluenose ii, believe it or not, is in Kenosha Wisconsin.
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  22. Re: Dayton shooting: Nine confirmed killed, shooter also dead

    Half right. 'Asymmetric polarization' is a useful concept, describes current reality well.
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    Re: Gabbbard slices and dices Harris.

    If we carefully consider the opinions about the Democratic candidates held by bobbys the Trumpkin and Landrith the libertarian and conspiracy-monger, we will know less than when we started. Brian W...
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Hey, I like New York and Bagels; my wife grew up riding the subway to school in Manhattan. :d But point taken. I won't assume Newfoundland is anything like Nova Scotia. I really want to get out...
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    Re: Photos from the Far East

    Yes, it exists, although I'm still not sure about Joe Batt's Arm. They've got some wierd sh!t here; this is Reversing Falls (more rapids, really). It runs one way for a while, then stops and runs...
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    Re: Gabbbard slices and dices Harris.

    What planet do you live on? I'm as likely to be the Democratic nominee as she is.
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    Photos from the Far East

    No, not that far east, Bigfella and James McMullen already have that cornered. This is Digby, Nova Scotia, on the Bay of Fundy. We gave up on Newfoundland, too damn hard to get to in the time we...
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    Re: Gabbbard slices and dices Harris.

    Hey, how did you manage to not active the forum's auto-censor function? I can only tell him fo f*ck off; not quite so satisfying. As Mark Twain said, "Under certain circumstances, urgent...
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    Re: This morning, my Son...

    I missed this thread, being on the road. Congratulations! Nature and nurture, the kid's got it all. Y>Y>
  30. Re: The old machine shop at Lunenburg Foundry

    The reason Minneapolis is where it is is because of St Anthony Falls, the head of navigation on the Mississippi, which was used to drive a bunch of flour-milling plants in the latter part of the 19th...
  31. Re: The old machine shop at Lunenburg Foundry

    I may get to Lunenburg this week. We're in Montreal tonight, heading east.
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    Re: 3-year old criminals

    After this is over, prosecutions for child abuse are essential, both for following orders and double for giving them. Comparisons with Nazis or Stalinists are the proverbial dime a dozen, but this...
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    Re: 3-year old criminals

    Guillotines. Definitely need some guillotines. :mad:
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    Re: Mueller time

    Yeah, right. Impeaching may or may not be a good idea, but a 2/3 vote of the Senate? The proverbial cold day in hell (and not Michigan) is orders of magnitude more likely. That could change;...
  35. Thread: The fall

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    Re: The fall

    Lordy! That sounds seriously unpleasant; not as unpleasant as it could have been, but more than bad enough. I hope things go a LOT better from here on.
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    Re: a tipping point? Senate committee report

    When he first said that, 'just kidding' was at least sort of plausible. No longer.
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    Re: Killing a Toyota

    I managed to kill one. Got rear-ended while waiting to turn left, pushed into oncoming traffic, eventually involved five cars. We weren't going very fast, so nobody got hurt. The engine was...
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    Re: Biden leading in SC

    Against Donald Trump, I'd vote for the proverbial yellow dog. That said, I hope they pick somebody other than Mr. Biden.
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    Re: a tipping point? Senate committee report

    Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the Republicans are inviting foreign interference in the next election. There's a word for that, a not very polite word. (Source)
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    Re: a tipping point? Senate committee report

    I don't want 'control over your rural area' (although 180K people isn't exactly Mayberry). Folks in Huntsville can run their local affairs as they choose. But there's no rational reason for a...
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    Re: a tipping point? Senate committee report

    Sorry, but this is hogwash. Living outside a city should not give you extra voting power. One person, one vote.
    No one is suggesting that transgender folks should get extra votes.

    So what...
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    Re: a tipping point? Senate committee report

    I am quite willing to elect the president by popular vote, even though it may sometimes produce a result I don't like (as can any other election). The Electoral College is a complete kludge that has...
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    Re: a tipping point? Senate committee report

    From all the evidence, it's become 100% clear that almost all the current Republicans in Congress at least ignore Russian election interference with our elections, and at worst welcome it, as long as...
  44. Re: A.G. Barr Reinstates Federal Death Penalty

    Police Chiefs are rarely elected in the US. Judges, sometimes. Prosecutors, not so often. But one way or another, the point's valid; better not to trust an all-too-imperfect process with such an...
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    Re: Can We Agree That

    Yes.
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    Re: Mueller time

    And that a great deal of it has been confirmed.
  47. Re: A.G. Barr Reinstates Federal Death Penalty

    Exactly. It achieves nothing but making 'the base' feel good.

    Now, I have no real philosophical objection to the death penalty; a few people more than deserve it. But given that our process for...
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    Re: Politifact sets things straight.

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    Re: Needs more bowsprit perhaps?

    What the #$&@ is that??? And why??

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    Re: Mueller time

    So now we know several things for sure (paraphrasing Adam Schiff):

    - The Russians interfered in the 2016 US presidential election to help Trump.
    - They made numerous contacts with the campaign....
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