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    Re: Herschel

    He does, almost, make TFG sound erudite.
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    When I lived in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan...

    When I lived in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan football players had a graduation rate of, IIRC, c. 40-45 percent. And that was higher than most of the Big 10.

    They generally weren't exactly...
  3. Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Eric Trump as much as said that back in 2014, in a conversation with golf writer James Dodson. Courtesy of a 2017 Vanity Fair article at...
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    There haven't been a lot of significant new oil...

    There haven't been a lot of significant new oil fields found since the 1970s. Increased production has come from finding new ways to extract oil from depleted oil fields.

    Organic chemistry is...
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    Trump Organization convicted on all 17 counts. ...

    Trump Organization convicted on all 17 counts.

    https://apple.news/AFtepTuwsT5S6XuWHXiDceA

    Former President Donald Trump's company is found guilty of criminal tax fraud

    A jury in Manhattan...
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    And how vulnerable it is to itself. They don't have a good track record.

    And they dislike dust intensely, or at least their turbines do. And taking off and landing vertically tends to generate a...
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    Alex Jones' bad day

    As the old saw goes, "Freedom of the press belongs to he who owns one."
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I had a friend back then, who had a plastic sign made up that looked like the "Baby On Board" signs. It said

    Obnoxious Yellow Sign In Window
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    Yup. I see this sort of stuff on Facebook . . . not infrequently.

    https://i0.wp.com/ecbpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-05-at-12.09.17-PM.png?w=581&ssl=1
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Seems they hit an air base in Kursk.

    Russia's air defense network seems to be a little patchy, eh?
  11. Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    I just read this yesterday: Chris Schwarz, the guy who runs Lost Art Press, doesn't sound too impressed by the Bridge City rules:...
  12. Georgia Election Denier Discovers Actual Voter Fraud

    His own, that is.

    Why does criminal voter fraud always seem to be on the part of these Trumpistas?
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    'Coons can be dangerous critters. Been known to...

    'Coons can be dangerous critters. Been known to kill coonhounds. They roll on their back and disembowel them with their claws.

    Mom was brave, but once she had the 'coon, she should have brained it...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    The Hatch Act prohibits employees of the Federal government from engaging in partisan political activity. While on the job.

    That's not censorship. It prohibits abuse of office. A simple condition...
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    Dang! Just 2 days ago. That's awfully brazen.

    Dang! Just 2 days ago.

    That's awfully brazen.
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    Cocktail, whatcha got?

    Tonight's cocktail was this The Queen Elizabeth, a remarkably excellent drink.


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  17. Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    I was just going suggest that a drop o'the pure (or three) might have had something to do with it.
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Here's 6 units from all over the world with a death's head in current use as their badge. I could go on, but 6 is probably enough.

    Queen Elizabeth's Own Royal Lancers (17/21 Lancers) wear a...
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    Re: That must have been some fight!

    It was Laurel Ridge, maybe midway between Decatur and Embry Hills.

    More about the guy at the link below. He's an "urban shepherd".
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    Alex Jones' bad day

    Willing to bet Jones has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation) that discharges his debts, not a Chapter 13 bankruptcy (wage-earners plan) which doesn't discharge the debts.

    The point of the...
  21. No. That arrangement is based on having a roll of...

    No. That arrangement is based on having a roll of film with a feed spool, a take-up spool and lens and shutter in the middle.

    There have been lots of attempts at non-conventional designs. They...
  22. My Olympus OM-2, old-Sokol, taking a shot is a...

    My Olympus OM-2, old-Sokol, taking a shot is a couple seconds. Flip the switch on, focus, shoot, assuming you've preset the aperture to something reasonable for conditions.) A little less if the...
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    As somebody who once drive a '69 microbus, a...

    As somebody who once drive a '69 microbus, a vehicle, for all intents and purpose completely lacking a heater (atleast in the Midwest, where the road salt destroys the heater boxes in a time...
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    Wile E.Coyote, [Successful/Stable] Genius? ...

    Wile E.Coyote, [Successful/Stable] Genius?

    https://youtu.be/h2Mwz9zeu7w


    https://youtu.be/h2Mwz9zeu7w
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    Austrian Loden [cloth] is made similarly to...

    Austrian Loden [cloth] is made similarly to boiled wool, but starts with a woven, rather than knitted fabric. And the Loden is made before being cut and seamed up into a garment.

    It has the very...
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    No. Felting is a different process that starts...

    No. Felting is a different process that starts with unspun fibers in the form of combed batting. Does get locked together the same way - hot water or steam, mechanical agitation to interlock the...
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    You make "boiled wool" by knitting a garment...

    You make "boiled wool" by knitting a garment roughly twice the desired sized, of wool yarn, usually spun "in the grease", meaning it hasn't been washed to remove the lanolin — how much oversize...
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    Friend of mine who used to skipper a destroyer,...

    Friend of mine who used to skipper a destroyer, on this:

    "I guess the ship drivers during my tenure were more aware of our surroundings."
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    127 typewritten pages? I can't imagine why...

    127 typewritten pages?

    I can't imagine why you haven't finished it yet! :D
  30. Worked and work with a lot of of guys from India,...

    Worked and work with a lot of of guys from India, usually southern India. Like we celebrate Diwali at work.
  31. Yes. Salt-fermented foods are pretty universal. ...

    Yes. Salt-fermented foods are pretty universal.

    Pickles in India might be rather different than pickles here in the USA, though.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_pickles
  32. A little googling will reveal that the service...

    A little googling will reveal that the service manuals for Kitchen-Aid mixers are pretty readily available as a PDF.

    IIRC, they do require a lube job now and again.

    I'm told the big difference...
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    I've always thought that -- like student loans...

    I've always thought that -- like student loans (!), alimony, child support, and fines, et al. -- damage awards arising from lawsuits should be non-dischargeable in bankruptcy.
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    My grandfather was in the Latvian National Guard...

    My grandfather was in the Latvian National Guard when WW2 started. When they decided it was time to get the hell out of Dodge, seeing as how he was almost certainly on the kill list (educated and in...
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    How much of that 61% are assets that disappeared...

    How much of that 61% are assets that disappeared into the void was Afghanistan and Iraq?
  36. 'Strewth!

    'Strewth!
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    I hate to break to them, but a 41% decrease at...

    I hate to break to them, but a 41% decrease at 20° F without heat is... significant (who, in the real world, is going to run their car for any amount of time at 20° without heat?)

    That's the...
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Also, this is interesting....

    Also, this is interesting. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/21/world/europe/ukraine-russia-war-river.html

    Ukrainian commandos crossing the river Dnipro to go into Indian Country.

    The most...
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    Byelorussian volunteer heavy weapons team driving...

    Byelorussian volunteer heavy weapons team driving Ma Deuce for Ukraine.

    https://youtu.be/Ji-FterkEkI


    https://youtu.be/Ji-FterkEkI
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    I believe insurers like to class pothole claims...

    I believe insurers like to class pothole claims as collisions (e.g., your vehicle collided with the surface of the road), rather than covering it under comprehensive as they would if your windshield...
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    Around here, "pothole repair" seems to consist of...

    Around here, "pothole repair" seems to consist of a crew shoveling some cold patch into the hole and having the biggest guy on the crew jump up and down on the cold patch to tamp it down with his...
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    The tire pressure sensors are in the valve stems....

    The tire pressure sensors are in the valve stems. The tire shop ought to be able to replace the stems for pretty cheap. I do believe they've got to remove the tire from the rim, though, and likely...
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    Ukraine

    We'll never know. Casualty estimates for the planned invasion of Japan were . . . high. To say the least. And decisions get made on the basis of best available information.

    From H-057-1:...
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ukraine

    Errm . . . . No.

    I said nothing regarding our use of nuclear weapons in Japan. Not "strategic bombing" per se. That was its own thing. More people died in Dresden than Hiroshima -- the kicker is...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    1936 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Spécial Sport

    https://amazingclassiccars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/8da8fb64783b6dd6eca64016f5865bd0834a1343.png
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    My uncle was a hog farmer. I can say that as a...

    My uncle was a hog farmer.

    I can say that as a 10-year old, tramping around the woods and discovering the corpse of a hog that had escaped in the winter, froze to death and was now swollen and...
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    Ukraine

    At the end of WW 2, German factories were producing as much or more war materiél than they were prior to being bombed. The people of Germany weren't pressing for peace.

    Vietnam? Between 1965 and...
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    Re: Davide Rebellin dies at 51

    In English, for those that don't speak Dutch.

    Velo News: https://www.velonews.com/news/road/davide-rebellin-killed-after-being-hit-by-a-truck/
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    Re: Any truck drivers here?

    And... more.



    • https://prospect.org/economy/why-trucking-cant-deliver-the-goods/
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    Re: Any truck drivers here?

    Trucking used to pay pretty well, especially long-haul/interstate trucking, which was regulated by the Interstate Commerce Commision.

    That ended in 1980, and truck driver's pay scales were...
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