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    Re: Shutdown Costs Becoming Evident

    ... and the $1.5 trillion tax cut was going to 'pay for itself with economic growth', wasn't it?
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    Re: Trump fails again

    He seems to carry over his real estate negotiating tactics to a very different situation. He can walk away from a real estate transaction he doesn't like and find another one. He doesn't seem to...
  3. Re: Pelosi to Trump: "Delay the State of the Union address"

    The SOTU is just a show so let's do without it. Like White House press conferences, who actually remembers anything said in one? if Trump were to submit it in writing, or post it, or even give it...
  4. Re: Pelosi to Trump: "Delay the State of the Union address"

    Just as McConnell did last year: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-returns-work-pointing-fingers-amid-shutdown-stalemate-n839466
  5. Re: Trump is losing the shutdown battle.... big time

    If the shutdown IS a method to permanently reduce government employment I think it will be counter-productive unless he announces now that he's shutting down those swaths of the government. It would...
  6. Re: Marine Gear and Shop Tools Auction Greenport New York

    It looks pretty picked over by locals already.
  7. Thread: Needs a Caption

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    Re: Needs a Caption

    If he'd had his hotel down the street provide the food at his own expense it would have been a publicity coup. As it is....
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    Re: Chargers v Patriots - old quarterback duel

    And at the refs.
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    Re: Whoa. (Trump/Putin)

    I'm confused about why Trump is surprised and outraged about the FBI investigating him. Didn't he ask Comey in their one-on-one meeting (before he fired him) if he was being investigated, and Comey...
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    Re: Little Free Library?

    I do the weekly 'dump runs' for our local used bookstore. People drop off books they no longer want. It's interesting what they throw away, some very valuable, but odd when they leave things like a...
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    Re: Chargers v Patriots - old quarterback duel

    Penalties and a fumble!
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    Re: Chargers v Patriots - old quarterback duel

    Brady's front line is protecting him well so far.
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    Re: the fine print of my 2017 tax cut

    Our taxes increase more than 100% because of the withdrawal of several deductions.
  14. Re: The straight skinny on the Wall from ( gasp! ) an actual wall engineer

    Competence counts.
  15. Thread: Happy New Year?

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    Happy New Year?

    Pleez tell me this is a joke: http://awkward.com/a-lot-of-people-think-the-usa-just-turned-2019-years-old-were-in-trouble/
  16. Re: Durgin Park: a grand Boston tradition is about to close

    I enjoyed taking college friends from out of state there in the sixties and seventies. It was fun to suggest they ask for extra service or condiments and duck when the waitresses fired ice cubes and...
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    Re: Rowing the Maine Coast

    Nope. I just reposted the link from the Maine Island Trail newsletter.
  18. Re: Are we gonna talk about misogyny at the CES?

    So's mine. She's the in-house photographer for CNET reporting on the conference.
  19. "Hes not hurting the people he needs to be hurting."

    A Florida woman speaks out on the administration: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/8/18173678/trump-shutdown-voter-florida
  20. Re: The economic disaster that would be caused by a protracted shutdown

    Calling it a "government shutdown" is letting ourselves off the hook. Consider the list of effects in the opening post: most are an irretrievable attack on the poorest and most vulnerable of our...
  21. Re: yardsales, when you really want to say thank you for your service

    That page on the CG SUPRT website was erased 'toot sweet' when attention was drawn to it.
  22. Re: The economic disaster that would be caused by a protracted shutdown

    Even Texans call it "A Stupidity Vortex": https://www.texasobserver.org/trumps-border-wall-is-a-vortex-of-stupidity-that-trump-and-the-gop-cant-escape/
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    Re: Unfortunate last names

    Not a double entendre but one of my father-in-law's girlfriends in his youth was Ella Mae Rutabarger. Another of his girlfriends had the nickname "Spitless Jane". They all grew up in Texas. We...
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    Rowing the Maine Coast

    Sections of the Maine Island Trail in a two-person wherry: https://mita.org/rowing-to-the-wild/?fbclid=IwAR0bQGYOKtREzh1VoJoYQ4pDZJxDrZg6Oj5cyQB1pa2ClWC2GNAnlwwqtP0
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    Maine Shipbuilders, Proud Americans

    Photo exhibits in-state:...
  26. Re: Trump Claims He 'Never Meant' Mexico Would Pay For Wall

    But wasn't it supposed to be easy?? So easy he hasn't seriously tried to get it through Congress for two years. And he's "the world's best builder", too! I guess he isn't anymore.
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    Re: Webcam fromthe WB Pier!

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Comatose woman gives birth

    In a vegetative state for 14 years and no one noticed she was pregnant?? No staff members? No family? WTH?
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    Re: Webcam fromthe WB Pier!

    or at least a link on the WB website Resources page.
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    It's not just the 800,000

    It's unlikely that most of those going without pay, furloughed or waiting on contracted work to resume are keeping their concerns to themselves. Each is probably talking to three or four relatives,...
  31. Re: Think the networks regret airing that oval office fiasco?

    More recently (a year ago) McConnell himself 'welched on such a deal' to end the 2018 January shutdown and negotiate DACA. Trump is even less reliable about keeping to his agreements. ...
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    Re: TRump threatens the State of California

    "Run, Forrest! Run!"
  33. Thread: Maga

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    Maga

    The Mothers Against Drunk Driving movement helped draw greater attention to the carnage of drunk driving. Likewise if a Mothers Against Gun Attacks movement co-opted the MAGA meme (with similar hats...
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    If he had wanted to be more persuasive he could have detailed how his administration has expended the funds Congress has already budgeted since his administration began, what has been achieved, how...
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    Aerial photography website (New England)

    For Ian: Hyannisport, Massachusetts

    https://maineimaging.smugmug.com/Aerials/Massachusetts/Barnstable-MA-aerial-photos/i-ppDsnML
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    Re: Arby's Corned Beef Reuben

    700 calories per sandwich, 78% carbs and fats.
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    Re: The 'Green New Deal'

    I was listening to a debate this morning on the TV. An advocate for (primarily if not solely) market-based solutions noted that US carbon footprint per capita has decreased 28% since 1950. While that...
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    Re: Patton on Profanity

    Obama was eloquently concise in his assessment of Trump: "He's nothing but a bull****ter."

    https://thehill.com/homenews/news/333782-report-obama-told-friends-trump-is-a-bulls-ter
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    The Wall as gimmick

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/trumps-wall-reportedly-a-gimmick-campaign-aides-came-up-with-so-hed-remember-to-talk-immigration.html
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    Re: $3 Million for one bluefin tuna?

    $10,000,000/[600(lbs)x16(ounces)] = $1041 per ounce

    Do high end sushi restaurants in Japan sell tuna for $1000+ per ounce??
  41. Thread: Notorious AOC

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    Re: Notorious AOC

    Meanwhile: https://local.theonion.com/conservative-floridian-enjoys-living-under-sharia-law-m-1830188924
  42. Re: What team will the Seahawks beat after they beat the Cowboys?

    Whatever happens I want to see Dickson dropkick a sixty yard field goal! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkg2kfZCZLY
  43. Thread: Notorious AOC

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    Re: Notorious AOC

    Yes. When she voted for Pelosi as speaker, some Republican representatives booed her (although they'll boo her for anything, I presume). She leaned forward in her seat, looked across the aisle, gave...
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    $3 Million for one bluefin tuna?

    At 600 lbs that's $5K per pound! https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/05/tuna-sells-for-record-3-million-in-auction-at-tokyos-new-fish-market.html
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    Astronaut calls 911, no one responds

    Damn that gov't shutdown!! ;)

    https://www.npr.org/2019/01/04/682247286/how-to-dial-911-from-space
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    Re: Boat explosion-injury

    One guy had the fuel nozzle in the rod holder and was filling the cockpit. Another guy went to disconnect the battery. Spark. Boom.
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    Coast Guard practicing

    man overboard recovery out in the harbor here. Wind chill 39, sea temp 42. Gumby suits on a volunteer/trainee/crew member. I suppose it's a way to be distracted from unpaid bills piling up on the...
  48. Re: Why do so many on the right believe immigrants are killing us?

    With a special emphasis on how sanctuary cities interfere with policing.
  49. Thread: Who said it?

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    Re: Who said it?

    To be accurate, the quote is "a foolish consistency is...." https://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/01/foolish-inconsistency.html
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    Re: Head instead of V-berth?

    Colin- For what it's worth. Yacht designer Ted Brewer on 'comfort ratios' for sailboats:

    COMFORT RATIO (CR): This is a ratio that I dreamed up, tongue-in-cheek, as a measure of motion ...
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