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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    The ratings are created by committees based on the observed performance of boats during races. As a fairly objective measure they would be more accurate than anecdotes. Actual race results that I can...
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    Of course, sailing side by side or beating a few boats on a few occasions isn't conclusive since we don't know how well the boats were being sailed, the state of their bottoms, the sails they were...
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    It's great that people love their Bolgers. However, it's impossible to find actual data showing them to be anything but significantly slower than standard cruiser/racers of similar length. The...
  4. Re: Is Jolly ole England fighting for it's life, liberty and freedom ?

    Anyone stupid enough to take Braveheart as a piece of history is stupid enough to take Sharknado as a lesson in meteorology and marine biology.
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    Edward;

    I had a 20 footer and a 28 footer with outboards, and have sailed many trailer sailers. Yes, wells do have advantages for some people - but many of the factors you list are utterly...
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    Nope, I'm not confusing centreboarders with trailer sailers. I am saying that the mere fact that something does not suit your desires, needs, strengths, weaknesses etc does not make it "poor design",...
  7. Re: 1st Build Qs: 1. About hull rocker and increasing displacement

    Oooo,I think that's the new motto for my business, Bodgy Boats Ltd, to sit alongside the old motto of "we may be slow, but at least we're rough".
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well done, JB. I still have a photocopy of Riada charging away on a reach in her first big race, that Whangarei-Noumea (?) where she was about 4th home from 60 or so boats. Fantastic boat!!!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Obviously it will be a furling phone-cum-headsail that sets nicely from 0 to 25 knots with sheeting angles that can be set by Bluetooth, which will display text messages from luff to leach for all...
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    Or "anything less" could be a design by or for someone who has different tastes, preferences and desires than you. No o ne "has" to be able to sit with one hand on the tiller and start the...
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    The point someone was trying to make was apparently that the failure of the US (and others) to win in Afghanistan meant that the US forces could not be trusted to defeat invasion of the CONUSA. My...
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    Re: Aussies... a question.

    Yes, I wonder what the big one thought would happen if you met that would (according to him) make you run. Was he going to threaten you with violence? Surely that is the province of a would-be...
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    Nope, apparently you can only curtsy in a skirt and I'd look really bad in one of them.:D
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    Kevin, the laws against murder are not to keep "most people" from killing others. "Most people" have no intention of doing so and even trained soldiers often find it extremely hard to kill.
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    Australia. You claimed we bow to royalty. We do not.
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    But Ron was talking about citizens protecting the USA from an invading army, which is utterly different from Afghanistan. The Brits suffered a major defeat in Afghanistan in the 1800s, the USSR in...
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    Yep, I know. The thing is that the right worships the Constitution and Founding Fathers, but they also claim they need defence against the government that the Constitution created.

    That doesn't...
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    Why do you have so little faith in your military and their ability to stop invasion?

    Why do you have so little faith in your constitution and its ability to protect your rights against the...
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    By that line of reasoning, we should have no laws at all. After all, criminals ignore laws against murder as you say, so why have them?

    In reality what happens is that criminals don't like to risk...
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    Re: Dem's propose background checks…..

    We don't bow to a king or queen either. Their representatives are basically a ceremonial and procedural figurehead.

    It is odd that you are advocating US citizens being required to carry auzweis,...
  21. Re: Think the networks regret airing that oval office fiasco?

    Land of the Chipped! :-)
  22. Re: Australia's Facing an Unprecedented Ecological Crisis, But No One's Paying Attent

    Out here, the farmers and former farmers and agronomists i sail with repeatedly mention climate change, so despite what Barnaby "Family Values" says it IS a concern to people on the land.

    Our...
  23. Re: Think the networks regret airing that oval office fiasco?

    Wow, you poor guys don't get much freedom over there, do you. It's horrifying that a Rep supporter could be calling for picture ID.

    Why not tattoo ID numbers on everyone instead?
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    Re: Aussies... a question.

    I have no idea what you look like, purri, but having seen The Big F's pic my money is not on you running off.
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    Re: Border barrier builders 'round the world

    We also have a town called Bogan (=redneck) Gate, but apparently someone left it open. :-)


    PS - hey, that's funny, Sobell can use Wiki sometimes but not when they are asked about the poor...
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    Re: Border barrier builders 'round the world

    We also have a town called Bogan (=redneck) Gate, but apparently someone left it open. :-)
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    Re: Don't Feed the Troll

    I'm guilty as hell, obviously. I like to find out the other side of a story, and stupidly I tend to think that if one probes the BS, one may be able to find something of value. The problem is that so...
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I don't understand the left's dislike of our extreme right. I think they are great, and that it is our duty to uphold their right to speak and protest.

    Of course, I don't agree with their hateful...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Your explanation makes no sense.

    As I have noted before, if "the comparison is made with rich advanced countries" then the USA looks even worse because it has by far the highest gun death rate per...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Sobell, you are bizarre. I asked a simple question and you chose to use that as a reason to block me! That's pretty damn low.

    I didn't define "potable water" either - I simply asked for the facts...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Here you are, Sobell - the information you asked for, one more time.

    Now, in return, can you please identify the countries that can't afford potable water and guns, and that are relevant to the...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    No,but the idiocy of one person is no evidence that 50% of humans should be disenfranchised.
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Making stuff up and then claiming it to be true is lying.
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Nick..... really?
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Info on gun ownership came from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

    info on per capita GDP...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Another lie.

    Many of us who are socialists LOVE to see somebody take care of themselves. We LOVE self reliance. We do NOT want anyone to be a ward of the state unless of course they are insane,...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Unwarranted animosity? You started this thread as an insult to people and an act of animosity so of course it will be returned.
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Originally Posted by Sobell http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    I'm not talking about dictionary definitions. I'm talking about human experience. Communism is socialism and...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    You ignore the inequity in the system you favour, though. Funny that.

    Yes, I did read the links. No one ever said any system was perfect. The information about waiting list time in Canada,...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    No, you stated it as a fact and as an absolute, not as an opinion. Given your other behaviour, such as raising the issue of clean water when that has nothing relevant to gun violence rates, it is...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    No you don't. You LIE.

    You said universal medical healthcare in countries where it exists is abysmal. That is a lie, as examples by several people here have shown you. We in Australia can get free...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    I'm sitting looking out over miles of wooded pasture, over my land and lake. We pay taxes and have low crime, a longer life expectancy than you do. I went through a university course that was ranked...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    STOP LYING PLEASE!!!!

    STOP THE LIES PLEASE!!!

    You are either ignorant, or not a real Christian as you claim to be, because your a bearing a lot of false witness. I come from a country with...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    But the Clinton investigations started with a real estate deal and ended up dealing with oral sex. How was that "sticking with the issue"?

    Was it not you who claimed that how long Mueller was...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    It's not hard to find similar stuff about liberals;

    https://www.infowars.com/obama-assassination-animated-satire-alerts-secret-service/
    ...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    I feel that what Clinton did was wrong. However, since you raised the Lewinsky issue, I believe that you never answered a question I asked about it. To repeat the question, it was "how can the right...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    By the way, a quick count from Wiki information indicates that the USA has the 10th highest rate of gun deaths out of all 75 countries listed, or the highest rate if you include only other advanced...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    Yep, they are. And there are many, many similar cartoons etc by people who hate HRC and Obama. I agree that such things are pretty lame - for a start they have no context; you could photoshop Obama...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    But that's irrelevant since no matter whether you include poor countries or not, the USA is still an outlier in the number of gun deaths.

    I can't believe I have to explain every little thing about...
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    Re: Why do Democrats....

    The behaviour of the man who governs, even if it was restricted to one incident (which it isn't) is vastly more significant than cartoons by those who don't. I do agree that the parodies are pretty...
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