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  1. Re: The speed of light, the paradoxes of time, and how many atoms are in the universe

    There is no such thing as gravity, the earth sucks. All the new explanations of gravity kind of leave me tired and still happy that Newton lived. Regardless of who is right, the apple will still...
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    Re: The time has come to hang together

    Which congress are you talking about? The only one I know of is the one with a couple of supposed democrats that believe they are the linch pins of the republic. At least we know where the...
  3. Re: Paul Sorvino, 'Goodfellas' and 'Law & Order' star, dead at 83

    I saw his daughter Mira Sorvino last night in a western, which is rare for her. Would not have recognized her without the credits. Still beautiful. Sorry about Paul who was a very good actor and...
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    Re: AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

    Along with you, I have vital reason not to be able to et back to Air Venture and mine is age and health. I was able to make the trip about each 4 or 5 years beginning in 1992 but no more. ...
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    Re: Chrysler SERV spacecraft concept.

    Any earth launched vehicle intended to orbit or leave the earth for outer space will run head first into the "rocket equation". None ever proposed or envisioned have or will avoid the reality of it....
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    Re: AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

    There are many venues that are way overpriced. Oshkosh Airventure is not one of them. Never been a one day visitor and had to pay to park a car although the cost of camping there for a week or two...
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    Re: When is it time to quit the Bilge?

    Never noticed that this might be California but for sure it ain't Hollywood.
  8. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically

    You have my ultimate respect Rick. I did start as anti-war as I was living better with a good job and family after undergrad college. However, taking time to examine why we went into Vietnam...
  9. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically

    You may be correct but we will never know. One thing you do need to bone up on is that there is a great difference in sending people out on "adventures" and sending people out where they may well be...
  10. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically

    Poppycock! This is just bureaucrats making silly definitions for others to follow. I know what a war is and The Korean War was a WAR, regardless that the NC legislature wants me to put a "Korean...
  11. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically

    Not sure you really mean that Ian. Sounds too much like a paperwork decision. The details can be argued but WW3 has been avoided by the opposite policy for over 80 years.
  12. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically

    What do you call a "just" war?
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    Re: calls for a walgreens boycott grows

    A short course in reality might help. Some things just are too powerful to do the things you suggest.
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    Re: calls for a walgreens boycott grows

    Perhaps we sometimes should cater to the stupid and Walgreens policy seems reasonable if enforced. Few people seem willing to bend even a small fraction in these contentious days while most people...
  15. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically

    I used to march in the Veteran's Day parade but don't do that any more even if I was able, which I am not. Celebration of war has become anathema to me although I am proud of having served in the...
  16. Re: Everything Trump touched in the WH turned into a stinking pile f excrement

    Joe is not going away and more power to him. You are too timid to simply offer an answer to his legitimate questions that you caused to be asked. Taking the usual republicant course of just failing...
  17. Re: Older Wooden Hydroplane restoration (minimost)

    Will try to make it clearer.

    I tried a 15' classic lapstrake runabout for a friend who was interested in buying it. The boat had been stored on a trailer where the bunks ended about 6 - 8 inches...
  18. Re: Older Wooden Hydroplane restoration (minimost)

    Wiz, my poor brain can't quite understand everything you said. On the few boats that I have tried a Whale Tail or similar gadget on the lower unit, it has simply added drag and has not improved...
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    Re: Tip o' the Hat to Michael Mason (mmd)

    Some one is way too full of himself. Banning a member who had the experience and knowledge of Michael is a serious blow to the value of being here. As a designer who has faced stealing and...
  20. Re: Older Wooden Hydroplane restoration (minimost)

    Looking at the Muskoka Sea Flea site, I think there is the information you need to make a decision as well as build which version you want. Definitely a fun project. I have found transom knees to...
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    Re: JWST first images

    We are continually exposed to the fact that time is relative to the observer. These images of galaxies that populated a universe are mostly just not there any more. Light that left the most distant...
  22. Re: US Inflation Quickens to 9.1%, Amping Up Fed Pressure to Go Big

    Other than gas prices and the grocery store, I notice that the restaurants I regularly visit have to make a new menu every week or so to raise meal prices. 20% more today than the online prices. ...
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    Re: We are not tacos.

    There is no constitutional right to not be offended. Some people work so hard at it though.
  24. Re: We're getting old. This is going to happen more.

    I did not know Glen and don't remember him very well. When we had member numbers, mine was three digits although not sure what it was in the 1990s. Lost my original handle due to computer crash and...
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    If the results so far are correct, we are certainly in the older part of the bell curve. I am entrenched in the 2 sigma range with only one way out. An extremely small group of friends populate my...
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    Today marks the end of one cycle of how life has changed so much. Tomorrow at 8AM my wife will drop me off at the hospital into the care of great nurses and doctors in the radiology lab. They will...
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    Feeling older as I see the results of this poll. 91 in two months. Born when Herbert Hoover was president and Roosevelt was only thinking about it.
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    Re: JWST first images

    We are getting much more than we individually paid for. In spite of the gripping, the information along with amazing photos is far more than any on this little group can have even a cursory...
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    Had a Prefect wagon in the late 1960's. Tough little body but an ancient sort of 4 cylinder with babbit bearings that gave constant trouble. Great car for learning how to remove and fix the engine...
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    Re: James Caan, 82, RIP

    I have been a fan of his since Brian's Song and have liked his acting in every one of his pictures I've seen. "Gardens of Stone" stands out to me.
  31. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    In the 1980's I bought a Biesemeyer and was happy with it mostly although attaching stuff to it is not he best. I need a bigger saw and bought a Delta 3HP model with the Unifence. It has features...
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    Yes, I do know. Got messed up by Spectrum who pretty much ruined all my contact information. Since I've lost the old password list, I'm thinking about retiring from any of them as old age makes...
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    You are wrong about the weave of Xynole and Dynel. Dynel has tighter weave than Xynole. Xynole has a loose very open fuzzy weave and looks nothing like glass cloth. I have published the results of...
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    The trust in using Dynel in cases like this is apparently bred in and impossible to remove. Dynel will break at the fir checks and patches and it cannot be stopped. Dynel has little ability to...
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    Sounds like you are giving a non existent deity credit for success. Mentioning all the atrocious things that happen to the unlucky god fearing people around the world seems superfluous at this point.
  36. Thread: Swede 55

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    Re: Swede 55/79

    Swedes have had the similar and great sailing Finn series for many years. Long, thin and not much room below but fine sailing boats with no pretense of all that interior space for the salesmen sway...
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    Re: Agencies with no 'teeth'

    Spot on John. A court with people like these is exactly what the current crop of repugnicans want. My mind wonders just what the republicans really want in this short life. None of the usual...
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    Re: Arm the nurses??

    Slippery slope?

    A refuge for those who are unable to see except through a tight lens. The US automobile on the road policies seem to work fairly well and are regularly reviewed and updated. Plus,...
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    It's not the guns but the shooter

    What a crock of bullsh!t.................

    It is never the instrument but the one who flips the switch that is the problem. Actually if we were at all smart we would agree that it is really the...
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    Re: Texas School shooting, on week on

    In McConnell's world, any legislation he dislikes will never see the light of day. Unfortunate the really crazy and completely stupid rules our "democracy" operates under makes things that are...
  41. Re: A cartoon, heartbreaking in it's simplicity

    While that just adds to the sorrow of the madness, I wonder how that adds or retracts from the story?
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    Re: Windmills bad

    Speaking or advocating things beyond stupid is Tramp's MO and his followers love him for it. The only negative for liberals is that they allow him to get them agitated about it. Much better to...
  43. Re: A cartoon, heartbreaking in it's simplicity

    Don't usually take the time to look at cartoons, BUT! A whole book of emotions cannot add to this simple mute picture.
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    Unless there is some king of restriction, I don't think building a boat because it is thought a bit simpler than another is a good direction to go in. A flat bottom versus a degree of vee and or a...
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Delayed praise for tackling and completing a great job on the Dudley's Cape Henry. I've been a fan of his since he was in South Africa with his DIDI series and have sailed with him (in regattas) and...
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    This is a total cop out. If both sides are equally to blame for the gun violence and share a common wish for gun control, it would not exist. All of us share a part of the blame for lack of...
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    Re: A monkeypox on thee

    Far more than I trust anyone posting to the internet.
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    Re: Covid - what the data actually tells us

    like the rest of you I watch these data with interest but poor knowledge of how it affects me. Being over 90 with mixed health issues I have been pretty diligent in doing the things that are shown...
  49. Re: The best things about living in the United States

    Are you sure about that? The typical republican politician seem to be otherwise.
  50. Re: Tachibana Senior High School Band Kyoto Japan

    It's only fantastic!!!!

    Combination of static and hyper motion really gets to me.
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