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  1. Re: These Experts Think There's Only One Type of Energy That Can Save Our Planet

    There are a lot of issues with nuclear power. Not the least is that humans design, build and operate the plants. All three areas are subject to errors of various types. Then there is the issue of...
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    Re: the fine print of my 2017 tax cut

    Under the new tax law my taxes will be exactly the same. The larger standard deduction was almost 100% offset by losing the personal exemptions. I just finished my taxes and they came out the same...
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    Re: I don't think the wall would stop this:

    Well maybe trump will propose building a wall across the entrance to Delaware Bay.
  4. Re: Flat-Earthers Are Organising a Massive Cruise

    There is no conflict between a flat earth and a round earth. Now spheroidal does case some difficulties.
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    Re: Unfortunate last names

    When I was in grad school there was a student names Candace Goodbody. She was well named.
  6. Re: From my CPA regarding the shutdown and the IRS

    Unless they are dealing with some very complex tax issues everything they need can be downloaded from IRS.gov. It won't be free though since they will have to print the forms if the fillable PDFs...
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    Re: hot, naked, and all lathered up. . .

    What are you bitching about. You have two feet after all.
  8. Re: From my CPA regarding the shutdown and the IRS

    Interesting. I was able to download all the forms and instructions I needed, but my taxes are relatively simple except for foreign source income. I suspect the big changes were in business forms.
  9. Thread: about gun fire

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    Re: about gun fire

    We hear multiple shots at night now and then. Those events seem to correlate with reductions in the local deer population. For reference there is no hunting season here.
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    Re: Worst Movie In Quite Some Time

    I saw that movie on YouTube. I agree pretty bad, even for the price.
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    Re: Reflecting on 2018. What was your best day

    September 13 because it was my last day of successful chemotherapy.
  12. Re: To our US members : Has anyone here been personally affected by the Shut Down ?

    I am impacted. I spend a lot of time in Acadia National Park. Normally they keep some of the restrooms open all winter, but they closed them because of the shutdown. That is an impact. Perhaps...
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    Re: I Love This Cop. Best Open carry Stop Ever

    I think he should have followed up by following them in his cruiser until they left the area.
  14. Re: Have you ever learned a new skill from watching YouTube?

    I do a fair bit of video editing and found YouTube tutorials on the specific software I use to be very helpful when the text manual was totally obtuse.
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    Re: Hi Blood Pressure

    Three years ago my blood pressure was on the high side (125/75), then I was diagnosed with leukemia. Over the next year my blood pressure dropped continuously until it finally stabilized in the...
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    Re: Christmas Eve - What would you do?

    I am fortunate that my family is 3,000 miles away and my phone is OFF (saves hanging up on them).
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    Re: Christmas Eve - What would you do?

    I spent the day in Acadia National Park. Nothing unusual about that though since I visit the park every day. Tomorrow I will sleep in and look forward to the day being over so I can go to a shop of...
  18. Re: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

    We are having a green christmas - woo hoo!!! Looks like no snow until 2019. Jordan pond in Acadia National Park this afternoon.

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  19. Re: The Geography of America’s Distressed Communities

    I was going to comment that the map of Maine is also a map of population distribution, but then post #10 popped up illustrating that point. So Rural America isn't doing all that well, but then it...
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    Re: Your LEAST favorite Christmas songs

    I particularly detest "White christmas" because I really don't like snow or christmas. Fortunately it looks like we will have a wonderful green christmas this year, preferably a silent one without...
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    Re: Just had a Roger Maris Day

    I used to get pre-christmas calls like that for model yachts. My web site, where they got my number, clearly stated next available delivery date and build times. That never stopped the early...
  22. Re: Wisconsin - Stevens Point Drops Liberal Arts Majors

    Incredible lack of understanding in both the article and MDH's post. There are no liberal arts majors. Liberal arts is an educational philosophy that stresses a broad education rather than a narrow...
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    Re: Fixing unfair steam bent keel

    You could build a jig with the correct shape then steam the section between the frames again and clamp it to the jig to get the right shape. Building the jig would be the hardest part. I would...
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    Re: kraft mac and cheese

    During my college days I couldn't afford Kraft Mac and Cheese. I only bought the Safeway generic version (I recall about $0.08 per box). I still enjoy mac and cheese, but I make it from scratch. I...
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    Re: kraft mac and cheese

    Wouldn't that fall under a blanket "Don't eat yellow snow" injunction?
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    Re: modifying the electoral college

    John, if you are going to the trouble to pass a constitutional amendment to change the electoral college, why not just eliminate it in favor of popular vote.
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    Re: Now I'm ready for snow.

    They put the mount for my fisher HT plow on last Thursday. I don't have a pic with the plow on yet, but will soon I expect. 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Express with 5.7 hemi V8.

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    Re: tire pressure conspiracy

    That maximum tire pressure rating is also for maximum load. Look at the load rating for your tires. I suspect the maximum load for the four tires is MUCH more than the weight of your truck. ...
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    Re: Do you own any 100% wool clothes?

    I am heading out for a walk in Acadia National Park after lunch. It is about 28 F with falling temps and a pleasant 25 knot breeze. I will wear my touque and gloves and put the wind shell over my...
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    Re: Do you own any 100% wool clothes?

    Most of you guys must live in warm places. From my perspective, if it is wet it isn't cold. Cold starts at about 0F (-20C). Above that it is merely chilly. I remember when I lived in Manitoba...
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    Re: Do you own any 100% wool clothes?

    Sure looks like them.
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    Re: Do you own any 100% wool clothes?

    I had about 25 wool sweaters my mother knit for me. Now I have maybe 10. My wife really liked the others and they somehow got washed hot and put in a hot dryer. Now they fit her very well and are...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Most of the boats I see in this thread are skiffs and dinghys. You guys are talking about a pint of paint. So by using a latex or acrylic you save 15 bucks. I repaint my 33 footer every year with...
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    Re: Cold weather epoxy application

    The epoxy will cure. It will just take longer. I do boat repairs in the Fall in an unheated shed here in Maine. I use the West fast hardener and just give it time. It generally takes 24-48 hours...
  35. Re: My dear wife will never again question my boatbuilding hobby.

    We lost power a couple of weeks ago and didn't even notice until my wife saw that our road was out by looking at the power company web site. The first test of the Tesla batteries was 100%...
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    Re: my sabbatical: sittin around drinking

    I was a visiting professor. I spent the year doing high pressure/high temperature experimental work on the melting reactions in upper mantle rocks.
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    Re: my sabbatical: sittin around drinking

    During my work career I had a one year sabbatical every seven years. I generally worked harder during sabbatical year than during a normal year. Of course during sabbatical I only did what I...
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    Re: my sabbatical: sittin around drinking

    A sure way to use all the extra time in retirement is to acquire an OLD wooden boat. There is always something to do on a pre-war woodie. Note that I don't mean a dinghy or skiff, but a proper 30+...
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    Re: Insurance Question! Help!

    As a generalization a homeowners rider tends to be limited to boats under 26'.
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    Re: Insurance Question! Help!

    Try the Grundy agency. They got me insurance for my 82 year old 32 footer for under $500 a year without a survey for $40K agreed value coverage. I did supply them with 500 pictures of my rebuild...
  41. Thread: RING doorbell

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    Re: RING doorbell

    That could be my doorbell. My mounting bracket is different and the bell is bigger (6" bell).
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    Re: Did you eat too much at Thanksgiving?

    Nope. Thanksgiving dinner was 4 oz sockeye salmon grilled over an alder fire, 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes and green beans. I did have a glass of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc with dinner. Desert was a...
  43. Re: Bernie Sanders Lays Out Bold 10-Point Plan for Democrats

    Basically good ideas, but I wonder what the point is other than making a point by forcing the republicans to vote against these things in the house. McConnell won't let any of them come to a vote in...
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    Re: I hate buying vehicles, but...it's a Toyota

    I hate buying vehicles too, but the frame on my 2009 Silverado rusted out this week, so It was time. This morning I bought this.

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    2019 Ram 1500 Classic Express with 5.7 L hemi V8. They...
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    Re: Having Relatives over for Thanksgiving?

    We will stay home alone as usual. This year will be different though - no big meal. Instead of turkey it will be sockeye salmon grilled over an alder fire with a small baked potato and some sort of...
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    Re: It's snowing, dammit!

    It has been snowing here since 7 AM, but since it is 36 degrees the snow only started sticking on the grass about an hour ago. The road and driveway are still bare, but there is nearly "HALF AN...
  47. Re: The California fires: God's judgment for being liberal?

    Had you read anything about the fires you would have seen references to the fires crossing rivers and 8 lane freeways. What sort of fire breaks do you have in mind. Perhaps a half mile of bare...
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    Re: A new record set at ATL

    Seems to me all of the people found with a gun at the airport should be arrested since it is illegal to have a gun there. Now as a died in the wool lefty I would think the gun should be confiscated...
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    Re: How cheap are you?

    That is why I am cheap.
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    Re: How cheap are you?

    I am so cheap that I only have two yachts.
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