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  1. Re: Wingsuiting-the deadliest sport in the world

    You obviously don't play poker with the guys I do...;)

    So, by your definition, suicide, eating fugu sushi, combat in war, lighting fireworks, disarming bombs, clearing mines, crossing a union...
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    So, a dung beetle walks into a bar....

    ...and says "Is this stool taken?"
  3. Re: Wingsuiting-the deadliest sport in the world

    Shouldn't that be "Wingsuiting - the STUPIDEST sport in the world" ? ? ?

    And what makes it a "sport" as opposed to an "activity" or "pastime" or "hobby for those intent on killing themselves" ?
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    Re: Ayn Rand was more than a moron

    "More than a moron"...isn't that a song by the Bee Gees?
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    Re: A Serious Question for the Trump Supporters

    Well, everyone except for the black and brown folks... They're still waiting for their turn at that kind of life.
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    Re: The Queen was Not Pleased

    And house broken...
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    Re: 'The Onion' on verge of collapse!!!!

    Yes, what need is there for purveyors of satire when reality itself is so far beyond any satire? What will Trump do to save the satire industry?
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    Re: The Queen was Not Pleased

    "Mayonnaise" ? ? ?
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    Re: Salt Water People

    I knew a salt water person. Her name was Taffy.
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    Re: Ghost particle found in Antartica

    OOOOhhhh, THAT's where I left it! Thanks!
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    Re: Your point of view.

    True, but it's also true that not all opinions/points of view are equally valid.
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    Re: scratch built models

    Some people just have waaaay too much free time on their hands....and I love to see the results!
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    Re: Medical Guidelines Database to be Deleted

    Yet another example of heinous f$&kery by an ignorant and evil administration determined to inflict maximum harm on the American public.


    letters to senators and representative written and sent...
  14. Thread: Job Description

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    Re: Job Description

    This is what you get when you combine marketing and technical jargon in an attempt to come off as modern, progressive, sophisticated, etc. The end result is nearly incomprehensible BS and Human...
  15. Re: America is the greatest country in the United States

    Indeed, but totally predictable
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    Re: There isn't a single person he won't cheat

    Aaaay...it's jus bizness. Nothin personal or nothin...
  17. Re: If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine

    Seriously, she may be foolish enough to run again, but I highly doubt that us Democrats will be foolish enough to nominate her. I think she would have made an excellent president, but her time has...
  18. Re: We'll Never Get Tired of This Video of Astronauts Falling Over on The Moon

    Those special effects are pretty impressive considering that they were filmed before computer animation was around. It's amazing what they could do in Hollywood back then.
  19. America is the greatest country in the United States

    Comedy for the Trump era by Judah Friedlander. His Netflix special is hilarious and he really nails the attitudes and outlook of the times. Here's an excerpt:

    ...
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    Re: Fighting Boko Haram with books

    It's terrific. Glad it's happening. And the kids and the teachers are very brave.
  21. Re: The recent plethora of patriot positive small craft here in NE! ?

    I share Vince's confusion. "America first" doesn't equal "first American" these days...and the final "All hail Trump" comment in the video points directly to the former rather than the latter and by...
  22. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    And some heavier surf/punk/wierdness : Man or Astroman?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQwDSL-O9c&list=PLb5Zh3qtDWXmx-mHduzVWEUN9NFxB1Pi4
  23. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    The Eliminators "Dawn Patrol"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJhyZ7lZyg&start_radio=1&list=RDQM_ftNj8-oEjI
  24. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    and another one by Laika and the Cosmonauts because the deserve to be better known

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqxlrOXgYkk
  25. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    The Marketts "Out of Limits"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUZa1bDY2JI
  26. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    A great tune from a local Boston band called the Beachmasters called "Don't Surf Alone" . I used to work with the guy who wrote most of their songs and played drums for the band (but not in this...
  27. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    Another SPF4 tune:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FenucYyzQg8&index=11&list=PLfghHiByO7GA74W i6m30uj95-RazZLPi2
  28. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    I saw these guys open for Dick Dale last year:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkr5xHENbF0&list=PLfghHiByO7GA74Wi6m30uj95-RazZLPi2&index=10
  29. Thread: surf music

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    Re: surf music

    From Finland where the surfing's chill but gnarly:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT8kfxdvmWg&list=PLXf2RHYvsvrzPTtvbFlnUunr NyP0YIwWW&index=1
  30. Thread: Perennial ID

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    Re: Perennial ID

    Looks like it might be variety of Liatris (commonly known as a "Blazing Star"). The purple ones are most common but they do come in white
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    Re: New canoe finished

    Beautiful!
    Inspirational, too!

    question: what do you use to thin PL Premium?
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    Re: the Civil war starts on the 4th

    Here in New England we've postponed the start of the war a few days because it's just too freaking hot and humid. Maybe next week...
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    Re: Why don't we tax churches? and bullets

    Can someone to present a reqsonable argument beyond anecdotes why churches shouldn't be taxed?
  34. Trump's China tariffs will cost American jobs and will kill small businesses

    The tariffs against China that are set to go into effect this Friday will cost American jobs and destroy small high tech businesses. The 25% tariffs affect the components (capacitors, resistors,...
  35. Thread: What if...

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    Re: What if...

    We also need to separate the mechanics of the voting process ("the election" ) and the rules that govern how candidates can raise money and support when they run for office ("Campaign finance laws")....
  36. Re: About that Nobel Peace prize for Trump......

    False dichotomy.

    trump was always an idiot, but the extent of his idiocy was not so obvious and evident to all until he became president.

    trump was reputed to be a great negotiator only because...
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    Re: Getting scammed, and switching carriers

    Tracfone... No contract, good service in the US but no service in Canada, pay as you go, can add texts and data separately/in addition to phone as needed.

    though If you're addicted to texting and...
  38. Re: About that Nobel Peace prize for Trump......

    Lost nothing? We lost the respect and trust (what little was left, anyway) of our South Korean ally. We showed our foreign policy to be uncoordinated, not thought out at all and pretty much...
  39. Thread: on civility

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    Re: on civility

    Civility in Trump's America:


    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DGn1iS1A5aY/WyzkocAA9fI/AAAAAAAARAY/cB85bbZf1NIYiZpRBlh_h8j4kr81HXDbwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/TRUMPFUCKYOURFEELINGS.jpg
  40. Thread: What if...

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    Re: What if...

    No.
  41. Thread: What if...

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    Re: What if...

    I share your outrage but unless you want to engage in armed rebellion, the only way to get rid of a president is via the legal process of impeachment and the only way to negate the legal actions of a...
  42. Now THIS is a campaign advertisement that inspires me!

    No threads about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win in the NYC primary ? ? She's just what the Democrat party needs, although I'm sure she'll have a tough rookie year in congress. Her campaign video/ad...
  43. Thread: What if...

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    Re: What if...

    Thinking out loud:

    Once elected and sworn in, he/she IS the President so any legal action he/she takes is legal and legit including making appointments and negotiating treaties. The only way...
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    I went down to the demonstration...

    So my wife and I participated in our first demonstration today. It was a Keeping Families Together event in a small town in Massachusetts. Maybe 100 - 150 people tuned out to hold signs along a busy...
  45. Re: what advice to young white straight men coming of age in US

    It's not really that difficult and the principle has be around for a long time. Traditionally it has been put as "Do unto others and you would have them do unto you. " or something similar.

    In...
  46. Re: Senate Democrats who voted for Gorsuch meet with Trump

    Perhaps one place to start is to not elect people who appear to have committed crimes worthy of investigation in the first place.
  47. Thread: Hands off!

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    Re: Hands off!

    Why should your taxes pay for an abortion for medical or criminal reasons? What's the difference?

    I could never understand why the anti-abortion crowd makes exceptions for rape or incest. If it's...
  48. Re: The NRA is insuring that citizens will be well-armed

    I doubt we'll have a civil war any time soon. What I do think might happen is a return to the massive and sometimes violent protests of the Vietnam War era along with a resurgence of counter culture...
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    Re: Quote of the Day

    ...and it's so trendy and fashionable among the right wing wackos these days!
  50. Re: Loyalty to Trump demands a lack of character

    Loyalty to Trump also demands a lack of critical thinking skills, a contempt for anyone not like you and a total lack of respect for any sort of intellectual ability.

    "Celebration of stupid"...
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