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    Re: Golf Really Can Be Difficult

    According to https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bobcat-that-attacked-golfer-horse-was-rabid-13779986.php that bobcat tested positive for rabies.
  2. Re: ‘It’s a good day to die, b****.’” A gun story.

    I believe that a person who goes about armed has a special duty to not provoke others.

    In that duty Phillips failed though he might make a counter argument of necessity given Pierce's aggressive...
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    Re: Stop&Shop not kosher

    If, as seems likely, the strike will still be on next week when I must renew some prescriptions, I will listen to the picketers. If they are about no business at all, I will find another pharmacy...
  4. Re: Need trick to seal chainplate deck joint

    I'm with Jay that the movement needs to be better understood.
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    Re: Stop&Shop not kosher

    The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is not holding a picket meant to keep pharmacy customers away.
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    Re: Stop&Shop not kosher

    "A convenient way to pretend union solidarity while not inconveniencing yourself." [#3]

    Simply not true. The pharmacists are not in that union. They support the strike while providing valuable...
  7. Re: ‘It’s a good day to die, b****.’” A gun story.

    Gave them the finger.

    Like Rocky in '76

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U62v7ktc1H8/V_gi_442loI/AAAAAAAALXE/4jDDQCWIS6MUnp643mREUz-CL9pbGKqFACLcB/s1600/rockefeller_middle_finger.jpg
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    Stop&Shop not kosher

    New Englanders already know that Stop&Shop store workers have been on strike this last week. Stop&Shop Pharmacy and banking personnel are not on strike and those services remain open. Some stores...
  9. Re: ‘It’s a good day to die, b****.’” A gun story.

    The timeline in the linked story matters. From the story with IMc remarks in brackets [ ]:

    [1.] James Phillips . . . walked past the couple who were wearing the hats . . . and “flipped them off...
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    Re: beach cruiser

    Trescool.
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    New NAFTA Fails

    [IMc - USMCA will in six years boost our economy by a little over a third of one percent. That's less than old NAFTA. And with Trump's feckless screwing around at the border is set to wreck even...
  12. Re: Need trick to seal chainplate deck joint

    Many questions. Little data. I'm not sure some photos would help but perhaps. And usage? A racer? Mast deck or keel stepped?
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    Re: A thread for Mueller Report quotations

    Obstruction is legally complex and may happen in different ways covered by different federal laws. See https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34303.pdf Note the date is well before the current contretemps.
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    Sticky: Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    Even were the mast stout enough, I'd have real doubts about the boat's stability being up to hanging a person from a halyard.
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    Re: Thai military hunt Seasteaders

    [IMc - Well, it's complicated but since I am no fan of the current Thai government, g'luck you BitCoiners.]

    Bitcoin couple face death penalty in Thailand for 'seastead' floating home in...
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    Re: Facebook crap

    I started with FaceBook to have a 'free' photo host to get pix over to here and to share with family. I confine 'friends' (187) to people I both like and know, and family. My family's political,...
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    Re: This can ruin your entire day!

    I guess keeping plastic and aluminum debris out of the waterway justifies towing a pontoon boat to safety.
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    Sticky: Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    There are various walk and gait belts very commonly used by physical terrorists - I mean therapists. If you've been through the course after something serious you'll know that some of these people...
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    Sticky: Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    Helps to have a non-profit event. At "Able Sail" we had a couple of fire department EMTs and some enthused physical therapists at hand to evaluate needs and provide instruction.

    It was not a...
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    Re: Proper Screws

    I don't hollow grind the driver. Rather:

    "Note on slotted screw drivers: I file the sides parallel, the parallel bit being as long as the slot for that size screw is deep. And I make sure that...
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    Sticky: Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    Our one day "Able Sail" event was commemorated by my then partner's painting of the dock we went from. No people or boats, just in a row some crutches, wheel chairs, and a pair of prosthetic legs...
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    Re: Proper Screws

    A note on slots withstanding torque - Not true if one uses too small a screwdriver. But if the driver fills the slot, then both good leverage and plenty of metal absorbing the force.
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    Sticky: Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    First, get training from EMT, rehab, or nursing people who do this all the time for a variety of people. Might even have an evaluation appointment so that all the issues can be evaluated...
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    Re: Proper Screws

    I thought the square head screws were inept nordic sailors.
  25. Re: GOP lawmaker withdraws invite for AOC to visit Kentucky mine

    There was nothing wrong with AOC's remarks, which were:

    "You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely...
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    Re: Proper Screws

    Slotted screws are the only fastening for plank on frame for two reasons:

    A slotted flathead screw can accept the torque better, and

    A slotted flathead screw can have the slot cleaned and the...
  27. Thread: Rant on

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    Re: Rant on

    "Have one of our physicists work out how much energy that will impart to your scone if you are involved in an accident with it inside your car. I remember a woman being killed by a book that was on...
  28. Thread: Rant on

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    Re: Rant on

    I leave it inside the Jeep because too many people walk close astern in the parking lot. Even with the spare tire back there they manage to bang a shin on the hitch and then yell at me. Also this...
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    Re: Trump Vetoes Saudi-Yemen War Bill

    The president's veto will likely stand.

    Any motion to override must start in the Senate as that's where the original bill started. There is no chance that thirteen senators will change their...
  30. Re: This is how Congress can get the unredacted Mueller Report

    Barr will bloviate against this idea.
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    Re: Death by selfie

    I judge. I want my last words to be, "Here, hold my whisky and watch this." Not, "Close in and I'll take a selfie."

    Even low standards must be maintained.
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    Re: Is this your idea of 'godly'?

    Bachmann is so delusional. None of our forum members most supportive of our president would make this claim.
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    N2O From Melting Permafrost

    [IMc - Surely there are Republicans in the House and Senate prepared to lable this fake news and pseudo science.]

    Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, by Common Dreams

    Thawing Permafrost...
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    Re: Deep & Cheap

    Could get a Ray Troll T shirt.

    http://whatdidyoubringme.homestead.com/files/Tshirts/Fish/images_troll/spawntill.jpg
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    Re: Deep & Cheap

    It's not the industry average that matters. It's why such shockingly large kills in some large fish farms.

    Not all aquaculture is alike. Salmon farming is not an oyster hatchery.
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    Re: The end of empathy

    Valuable to consider these changes.
  37. Re: 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner in Explanatory Reporting

    I don't quite get the change in category but the honor is well earned.
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    Re: Invisible Posts

    Having posted on stories that had appeared earlier by someone else, and in one instance had been posted previously by myself, there are three causes for me.

    Most commonly, a story has grabbed my...
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    Re: Deep & Cheap

    - - - cont - - -

    Devastating losses

    The fish farming industry agreed there were problems but stressed that it was addressing them. “Losses can be devastating and no farmer wants to...
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    Deep & Cheap

    [IMc - Every form of food gathering, production, and distribution has its environmental problems. As with industrial agriculture on land, industrial scale aquaculture has some very serious side...
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    Re: Estinction Rebellion

    Not an odd typo for me. I touchtype and this key pad is something like 90% standard size. Even though the 'f' and 'j' keys have little raised dots, my fingers sometimes come adrift and my left ring...
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    Estinction Rebellion

    In London.
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    Re: UUUUUG Van Down.

    Glad you decided not to resort to minor fraud as advocated in #19.
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    Re: Notre Dame on fire

    News reports say they saved Jesus's crown of thorns. There are at least twenty one places where at least parts of the crown, usually a thorn or two, are venerated. Worth consideration when we...
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    Re: The Democratic Party's Debate

    johnw raises the point that we do need to be "big tent" - dialectical rather than oppositional. That means that Pelosi should not disparage AOC and AOC should not disparage Pelosi. Argue, debate,...
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    Woods might be a more apt choice than Trump means or even could comprehend. I've not really followed the sport of idiots and I loath the environmental impact of golf courses but consider the new...
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    The Democratic Party's Debate

    [IMc - The liberal/neoliberal debate matters. In an interesting way, both need to "win". Democratic self-governance is about accommodation, compromise, and sporting attitude. ]

    Published on...
  48. Thread: True pr0n

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    Re: True pr0n

    Stunning pic. And the very way to avoid copyright issues - send the link. More views there should make everyone happy.
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    Re: Helicopters

    When I was about 12, Gyrodyne was near us experimenting with the motorcycle of helicopters - the rotorcycle. They had twin towers with a cable between and a drop cable to a swivel eye atop the...
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    Re: Cyclone rods

    Chains atop Mt. Washington. For many years this spot had the highest surface wind speed, 231 mph, but in the late '90s a higher wind was recorded in a cyclone.
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