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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    fall cornucopia

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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    your equivalency between rittenhouse and ukraine is upside down.

    i, too, believe in the right to self defense...but not the right to provoke attack, and then claim self-defense. which is what...
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    and the flag man!

    needs a new umbrelly. christ.
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    i remember your old tag line, brian. "....small minds talk about people".

    well, your focus on george floyd's character is precisely small-minded. talking about a person and ignoring the idea.
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    i felt prompted to do a quick look back at the rittenhouse verdict thread.

    it's all there. decourcy trumpeting the letter of law victory, defending rittenhouse from the same kind of moral...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    "One of these days, when I get my boat built, I'm gonna drift out of this damn territory. This town's got no hat size nohow."

    ~sheriff baker (slim pickens)
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    you continually point out that no prior events "justify" the invasion of ukraine. so, what is your argument?

    that the invasion was not justifiable, but the motives are nevertheless somehow valid,...
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    Re: its not about the camera

    i reckon a poor quality photograph of a nice subject is better than no image at all. the principle virtue of my phone camera is, it's always in my pocket.

    i liked the view last evening looking...
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    Re: Ukraine

    if "security threats" are mitigating circumstances for starting an armed conflict, then let's take a clear-eyed view at who has threatened who.

    why would ukraine apply to join nato, anyway?
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    Re: Ukraine

    so, the mitigating circumstance is that ukraine wanted to join nato and nato declined?

    in response to that 2008 application, putin warned of nuclear missiles being targeted at ukraine, "imagine...
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    gawrsh, hiya shiiieeela
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    gotta observe, decourcy, you seem to have some hostility towards george floyd.

    why is it "insulting" to compare the worth of floyd's human soul to that of mahsa amini?
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    the comparison is not between the moral characters of the two victims. it is in the reaction of the people to abuse by authorities.

    what is insulting is brian's post, smearing the protest movement...
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    Re: Annoying truths

    ohhh, i get it now. you guys are assuming the earth is a sphere.

    the rope has to go all the way around the turtles.
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    how is it not the same. you are the guy who touts the letter of the law. a woman exposing her hair is against the law in iran. who are you to judge which petty crime is more worthy of death at the...
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    we don't know how heroic mahsa amini was, just that she belonged to an ethnic minority, and died in police custody, apparently for her defiance of law.

    the iranian protesters certainly run a...
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    Re: Ukraine

    remarkable.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    thanks to those parents for having the heart to see this through. don't know if i could do it in their place. it's important to push back against such corrosive lies, hopefully all the would-be...
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    Re: Annoying truths

    that can't be right
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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    love that bit of curb in the street scene, bottom left corner. also, appreciate the gutter work. was just fiddling with some gutters myownself.
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    somethins gotta give!

    seems like you did alright though. certainly induced a bout of envy/wistfulness over here.
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    Re: Got me some new Apple Watch bands

    says the guy posting about apple watch bands.

    my wife has an apple watch. i don't. never occurred to me before, but it's probably because of my balls.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    so, your plan is to prove "empirically" that the things other people value, their ideals, are "against their own interests". right.

    like, empirical proof that sports are a waste of time. empirical...
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    Re: Ukraine

    i opposed the invasions of iraq and afghanistan. applauded the withdrawal from both conflicts.

    i also oppose the direct involvement of u.s. forces against russia in ukraine.

    but i am with the...
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    Re: Caught a Witch Today...

    these moves should at least have a cooling effect on the next crook who gets delusions of grandeur.

    "all the **** you got away with because the institutions were overwhelmed by the number of...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    you assume that "they" have the same values as you or i. that they align their self-interest, and the nation's best interests, with a more socialized, egalitarian society, with a broadened notion of...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    i suppose once in a while i should just go ahead and agree with keith 100%.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    "she could care less for rural america".

    funny. she did just fine with rural americans....of color. black women voted for hrc at a rate of 97%. curiously, she whipped bernie with rural people of...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    pumpkin farmer renovating laundry room uncovers ancient mosaic floor

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    Re: Itís over.

    "wreck the social structure of society"? is that what happened, ted.

    but, yeah. it is easier to buy time for a vaccine with some temporary social interruptions than to get 100 million americans...
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    Re: Itís over.

    biden shouldn't have said the words "the pandemic is over". it was obviously off-the-cuff.

    some red meat for the unsubtle and intentionally obtuse. so be it.

    in other news, we are back to a...
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    Re: Drywall Screw Art of a Friend.

    drywall screws are the lazy and cheap way to do it

    should have used some wrought head nails.
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    Re: Tractors...

    fun and well-told repair story. i'm guessing that heating the whole head keeps it from warping when welding?

    "they don't make um like that anymore"...referring to jake...
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    Re: Ukraine

    entire nation of germany? except the half occupied by you-know-who.

    you mean half the german nation minus its young men and its army and all its weapons, and with an occupying force in place.
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    Re: 2.5 million ants per person

    i just hope they don't all find me at once.
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    Re: Annoying harmonic tone in water piping

    might have to repipe the whole house. and then what if that doesn't work?

    we had a vibration, intermittent, source never identified (likely heavy machinery of some sort at a distant location)...
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    Re: Itís over.

    hey, you can't lose, can you.
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    Re: Amazing bass player

    amazing grace player


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjkFJkbm3vA
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    ha! that too.
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    it wouldn't be much of a con if you could identify it while being recruited.
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    it's a long con.
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    Re: Annoying harmonic tone in water piping

    i take it your pipes are metal?

    install a section of pex just after the water heater.
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    Re: What's for dinner

    aw jeez, fred. the food of my people. just about perfect.

    you could have some cabbage in there though.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    bro, that’s since 2000.

    even i got arrested since 2000.

    ****
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    i don't even watch anymore but i check the reports, see that cleveland lost a game they had a 99.8% chance of winning at the 2 minute warning. oh, brownies, you're doing a heck of a job.

    and did...
  46. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    with a trump pucker:

    "you are my spehhhhhcial master
    selected by my juuuuddge
    now the fbi can take a knee
    and kiss me on the fuuudge"

    etcetera
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    Re: Memes andÖ

    but in this case, they start at the bottom and simply stack the alternating pieces.
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    Re: Memes andÖ

    the joints are made in three pieces, not two.
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    Re: moonage daydream

    ^^snort!
  50. Re: Old Folks/Young Folks...discuss )sorry...long winded

    there are so many ways that our crowded, busy, technology-driven lives alienate us from one another. too many to list.

    i agree wholeheartedly that inconvenience and shared needs bring us together....
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