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  1. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Re: Bloody Sinema

    Shouldn't it be po-tom now?
  2. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Re: Bloody Sinema

    Bernie has always been an independent & has been clear on that. He ran as a Dem because he did not want to split the vote & help a Rep win - and was clear about that. Completely different than...
  3. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Committee assignments will now be different as the Dems don't have a majority - unless she agrees to caucus with them (as Sanders & King do) - but AFAIK she hasn't agreed to do that.
  4. Thread: Fire

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    Re: Fire

    Looking at my stove right now. Been going pretty steadily for a month. I sure do need to clean the glass, but that's awkward when the stove is going...
  5. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Re: Bloody Sinema

    She's shown her true colors is all. By doing this she's completely messed up committee assignments for the Dems. No way it wasn't intentional.
  6. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Re: Bloody Sinema

    Another (big) difference is that Both Sanders & King ran for office as independents. Sinema has never cared for anyone but herself, has seldom cared about anything like Democratic issues & has...
  7. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Nope. Simema just handed it back to him.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/arizonas-sinema-switches-political-affiliation-independent-politico-2022-12-09/
  8. Re: Guide's 50th summiting of McKinley probably a record....

    Diet of rainbows and sunlight: California girl given first-ever unicorn licensehttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/08/california-girl-unicorn-license-madeline

    The original FB post about...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    OK - valid point. If the SCOTUS does hear this, things are more worser than I thought.
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Almost...

    I've resisted so far - something I'm not normally known for. ;)
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    I made the mistake of reading the link to the "American Thinker". There's a few minutes I'll never get back.
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    He seems to be able to do friendly on other threads, but chooses not to here.

    However, I'm with Martin. I wish this side chatter would go away & let this thread get back to being the excellent...
  13. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    Those are great!
  14. Thread: what about naps

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    Re: what about naps

    Naps are wonderful, but if I take one over 20-30 minutes I wake up really groggy.

    Long drives, when I start getting too tired, I pull over, grab a 10-15 minute nap & am good to go hour hours. The...
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    Re: Blondihacks: Chinese lathes

    Actually, I think you'll find that the one on the fender may be called a "solenoid" but is really just a relay.
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    Re: Blondihacks: Chinese lathes

    There was a popup message onscreen that sorta corrected her. I think it was "when it became popular" or some such.
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    Re: It's About Time...

    Whatever the circumstances, she should not have hidden behind diplomatic immunity and she definitely should have shown up as ordered by the court.

    Driving a LHD car in a RHD country makes it much...
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    Re: Ted Cruz's daughter

    What a shame & I hope she gets all the help she needs. I also hope the media just doesn't "go there".
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    Re: about effing time

    I get the point of it & don't disagree that the DNC needs to get out of the 1800s, but what gives them the right to do this? NH's statute makes this problematic as well.

    Are they unhooking Dem &...
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    Re: Greetings and ask for advice

    Not only have you not broken any rules - your thread is precisely what the forum is for - though some might say it's for the Bilge where we can argue politics... :)

    Welcome & I hope you get more...
  21. Thread: 12 volt radios

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    Re: 12 volt radios

    Or craigs list
  22. Thread: 12 volt radios

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    Re: 12 volt radios

    Wouldn't your Restore have something? They seem to have a whole lot of stuff!
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    Re: Winter tires question

    Nokians are very good - but more expensive than many that are just as good. Three things to note about snow tires: 1) softer rubber is better as you get better traction, though shorter tread life,...
  24. Thread: Bimini. Bahamas

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    Re: Bimini. Bahamas

    Visiting Freeport & thinking that's the Bahamas is a bit like visiting Vegas & thinking that's the US. Not to say that there aren't problems in the Bahamas - there are - but when you travel to the...
  25. Thread: 12 volt radios

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    Re: 12 volt radios

    What Martin said. Any old car radio, attach a lighter plug to the power wires (or hardwire it), hook up some speakers, and plug a car antenna into it.

    My brother, a number of years back, did that...
  26. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    Nobody's badmouthing the people - for sure I'm not. I am badmouthing FB & find it unfortunate that people felt they had to go there of all places.

    How are we "required to politely tip-toe around...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    What Ron said. Whenever possible, retract so no piston is exposed, but also make sure buckets don't sit full of water. Hydraulic oil's probably bet as it repels water and is compatible with itself....
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I always keep my saw in top shape & touch up the chain every tankful - not to brag, but I can put a better edge on a chain than a shop ground one with a file. I also always plan an easy/clear escape...
  29. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    My dad was county GOP chair & then state (CT) vice-chair. When Reagan got the nomination, he quite the Republican party.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Please see my tagline...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Hi Martin -

    I will not be doing any climbing. My harness is too old, as am I...

    I have 150 ft. of 3/4 inch nylon (actually 2 150' sections) that is my "tree guiding" rope & will attach it to...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I just looked at it. Their aren't any on this tree, but some on another basswood ~100 ft. away. The structural weakness is my main concern - hence my posting. Just trying to figure out a safe way...
  33. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Of course no one, except true believers, believes it. However it gives McConnell & McCarthy et all (semi) plausible deniability. We're talking people who could give weasels lessons leading clueless...
  34. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Technically, he wasn't. His company's officers were. He could (& will I'm sure) proclaim "I had no idea this awful behavior was going on".
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    Re: proactive keel bolt replacement

    I don't find the pic in the OP reassuring & agree it needs more checking. As mentioned, transitions (floor top, floor to keel timber, deadwood to ballast) are where necking/damage are most likely to...
  36. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Astounding to me that out of 3.5 million votes, Warnock only won by 100K.

    I guess being dumber than a bagful of hammers is a feature?
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Duh - I shoulda figured that out. Yes, there are some on the tree & others.
  38. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    They no longer have to be hosted somewhere & can be uploaded directly from your computer:



    Put the cursor on the post where you want the picture to go
    Click the "Insert Image" button (3rd...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Yep - my folks had a Rabbit diesel - non-turbo. It was sllllloooowwww. However the 190D Mercedes my dad had years before made it look like a rocket sled. I took my driver's license test in it &...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Thanks for your kind words John - but I'd really like to know if the birds might return to a cut off above the hole version of the tree. I have no problem with leaving an 8-9 foot "stump".

    I know...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Not sure what funal brackets are? Google returned nothing.

    To put the trailer in a different place that would be deemed acceptable (by the powers that be) I'd have to cut at least a half dozen...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Gotta have some part of me that's smart Jay. I apologize - I really was surprised at what it goes for & I appreciate your pointing it out.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Wow! I could make more money than selling grilles for Teslas! Now all I need is a company name.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Boy - things really do grow bigger down in the banana belt! 18 foot tall woodpeckers? The ones around here might reach 10 inches.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    10 second quarter mile wearing sneakers, jeans, a tshirt & a bicycle helmet. What could go wrong?

    Nice safety barriers too.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I have run chainsaws for over 40 years including just under 2 years full time logging where, in between cutting trees & bucking up firewood, I cut hundreds of widowmakers. My last big tree was a 30"...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    The Jeep does well on mileage 'cause it spends so much time in the shop...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    The TDI Jettas had plenty of oomph & would get over 50MPG on the highway. On a trip to Maine one summer, I purposely kept the speed to 65 max & drove it carefully. Got 58.

    Earlier VW diesels...
  49. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    Rich - please tell her I said you should build another boat. I'm sure that'll be worth a whole lot...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I see Paul deleted his post - but maybe he wants to come hug the tree?
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