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  1. Re: Faux 'News' & NewsGuard certification downgrade

    Why would this affect their use by advertisers?
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Baby steps, man.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    He's still on the air because he's filed for bankruptcy, and part of that process is about enabling you to generate income (under much scrutiny) so that you can pay off the debts (like court...
  4. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    yeah I missed this yesterday too, but very glad to see the happy conclusion!
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    I find some small encouragement in that AP article labeling him as "conspiracy theorist Alex Jones". He's been given gracious titles like "journalist" or "podcaster" or "firebrand of the right"...
  6. Re: selling a boat online - the cashiers check.

    it's not about whether the check clears, it's about providing your own personal information in exchange for none of theirs.
  7. Re: selling a boat online - the cashiers check.

    come on now.
  8. Thread: Olson 30 Envy

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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    Kevin are "municipal" facilities common on the island? they've become exceedingly uncommon on this side of the sound, I only know of 3.
    Two use a waiting-list system and the wait is typically...
  9. Thread: Olson 30 Envy

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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    Sails and engines are easy.

    Hull, Deck, and spars are so much more difficult or timeconsuming or expensive.
  10. Thread: Olson 30 Envy

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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    There is a J24 which was saved from the boneyard with a serious case of hull blisters... relaunched as "Swiss Cheese"

    Names which refer to an element of the boat's history are the best.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    ...
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FaOTf6HWYAAIpms?format=jpg&name=small
  12. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Of course it's possible for one to have dual citizenship, but for him to have dual citizenship and have it not be public knowledge until now? Fishy.

    I understand that certain military personnel...
  13. Thread: Olson 30 Envy

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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    woooooooooooow. truly an epic score.
  14. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    ...aaaaand (in the context of outrage over the FBI confiscating his passport) he claims to have had more than one valid passport.

    commence the speculation on the issuing government of the second...
  15. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Anyone else think that the senator calling for the repeal of the espionage act has probably violated it?

    (or is that just a bit too on-the-nose, even for him?)
  16. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I think Kilmeade and staff were visited by Fox Legal shortly after the show ended.
    A "it was all in jest" tweet went out a few hours later. No apology or retraction as such, but clearly...
  17. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    beau had some coffee, it seems.
  18. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    so... Stone subpoena coming tomorrow, or do you think they wait until Tuesday?
  19. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    (no I mean overseas travel to slip the noose)
  20. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    The open question now in my mind is whether USSS will blow the whistle if he attempts clandestine overseas travel.
  21. Re: How will DJT attempt to distract from FBI Florida search

    oh, I think all DOJ has to show is that they had probable cause to suspect that a crime had been or was about to be committed.

    Those who imagine that the DOJ took this "great risk" without a...
  22. Re: How will DJT attempt to distract from FBI Florida search

    he's about 4 hours ahead of you...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FZ9ksrmXoAIl3Nr?format=jpg&name=small
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    Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    I've only ever seen one out in the wild, but it looked PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
  24. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    oh wow.
    I guess it's been a while since I've seen not-blue-or-green masking tape! :D
  25. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I dunno about that Tom. When he was in office that was certainly likely but since he's just been chilling he's looking healthier. (or I've been seeing some serious photoshop work)
  26. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    meh. The warrant will be unsealed.
    It will say something like "documents critical to national security", but of course can't be more specific than that without compromising national security.
    ...
  27. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    why are your zincs gold?
  28. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Thomas Kennedy, a Miami organizer and member of the Democratic National Committee, paid a plane company $1,800 to fly a banner over former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence

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  29. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Humoring your premise for the moment... why would we NOT want this sort of "selective justice"?
    Why would we NOT want those in power to be subject to more scrutiny and enforcement than the...
  30. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    My "most amusing barely plausible storyline" comment of the day was to the effect that Ivana Trump, a slender woman in her 70s who probably weighed about 112 pounds, had 10 pallbearers.... how many...
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    The photo is ripped from the NY32 fleet site, but Vitesse is out with us most Wednesday nights.
    The photo was almost certainly taken during a Wednesday night race, the shoreline ahead of her is...
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    Re: Trump and Hitler's generals

    How much programming does it take for a guy to start expressing wishes to be more like Hitler?

    I mean, any sane person has to check themselves at that point, right?
  33. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    they're doing a serious happy-dance that abortion might be out of the news cycle for a few minutes.

    "political prosecution" just became their new fundraising flag.
  35. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Does anyone else find it curious that Trump isn't crowing that the feds didn't find anything?

    He's playing the victim card pretty loudly, but not the innocent victim card.
  36. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    No way did they come away emptyhanded.

    FBI had to convince a federal judge of what had to be undeniable probable cause with evidence there was likely a crime committed AND that more evidence...
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    Yep.
    The guy who bought Figment was a hapless dreamer. Two years later he had an outboard bolted to the transom (I told him I had a spare A4 if he wanted it!). Two years after that the rig came...
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    I may be biased because we have one in the Wednesday Night fleet, but I favor Stephens' 32 over Herreshoff's 30.

    https://newyork32.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vitesse_sunset-E-768x1024.jpg
  39. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    There's something just so very right about that boat.
  40. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    This is how a rational mind would work, but those classified documents are props in his Presidential Cosplay, he can't let them go.
    His ego comes first, before we can even get into whatever he's...
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    Re: Trump and Hitler's generals

    Has every institution of education he ever attended rescinded their diploma/degree/whatever? If not, why not?
  42. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    It seems that the slow march to insurance and/or tax fraud charges has continued...

    Appraisal firm which was held in contempt for defying subpoena has now turned over nearly 36,000 documents to NY...
  43. Thread: NPR Tiny Desk

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    Re: NPR Tiny Desk

    I adore Regina Spektor.
    (sometimes I'll come around the corner to find Littlegirl singing "Folding Chair" just because)


    https://youtu.be/Eq5inG547JA
  44. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    run out the sweeps!
  45. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    hmmmm. Around here the yard doing the hauling would make that 900-yard move with their workboat.

    Still a bit of summer left for fun stuff! Should be a short-haul, no?
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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    A friend had a mid-80s Century that was just soooooo "malaise". Absolutely gutless and with horribly unbalanced brakes. I mean the rears locked up if you sneezed on the pedal. Awful. He...
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    Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    I love those colors.
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    Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    There's something about a brown volvo. It's like red on a ferrari.... it's just how it's supposed to be.
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    Re: Best Beers by State

    We recently hired a junior salesman, and as a "get your feet wet" assignment we tasked him with calling on every single brewery in CT.

    Credit where due: he hit 100-something accounts in just...
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    Re: Best Beers by State

    Hard disagree. Fuzzy Baby Ducks isn't even the best beer by that particular brewery, let alone best-in-state.

    Captain's daughter for RI? Joke. I mean come on now.

    They might be onto...
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