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  1. Re: FBI fail, were mass shooter investigative resources squandered on Muller probe.

    Proof of how partisan this blame the FBI dreck is, proof that's all about Trumpkins trying to distract from the corruption, cowardice, and greed is that people like Noyes have nothing to say about...
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    Getting the Whole Story

    This morning's "On the Media" (NPR) is looking at the complexities of telling a righteous story from Rosa Parks to undocumented immigrants to Myanmar genocide. Worth pulling up on line.
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    Re: A majority now supports impeachment

    We've had three serious moves to impeachment. Two were partisan political impeachments, moved from House to Senate, and did not remove the president. One was moving but had not yet been voted on in...
  4. Re: FBI fail, were mass shooter investigative resources squandered on Muller probe.

    Wow. The right wing is more delusional than I ever imagined.
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    Re: Dad over the bar

    It's always a loss, even in the fullness of time. It's obvious to us all that he had to have been first class.
  6. Re: This New Graphene Invention Makes Filthy Seawater Drinkable in One Simple Step

    Seems like a good add-on to the boat's RO.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    All too true.
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    Re: driftwood/ found

    In the '80s there was a one-off gag mag "Yaachting". They had a story of a complete restoration built around recognizing the boat such a relic came from . . .
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    Re: T-Shirt Recall?

    Well put, David G.
  10. Re: All four Immigration Bills fail in the Senate.

    Trump moved his line from whatever compromise was worked out so long as some wall to his personal unilateral more expensive wall plus wreck the immigration system plus a little DACA. And since Ryan...
  11. Re: border wall prototypes — and they're nearly impossible to scale

    Within a week some skinny 14 year old will be over.
  12. Re: The #AcademicValentines Hashtag Is Probably The Best Thing We've Read in a Long T

    Wonderful
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    The $5 Million Comma

    [IMc - P.O.E.M. wins.]

    Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million

    By DANIEL VICTOR

    FEB. 9, 2018

    Ending a case that electrified punctuation pedants, grammar goons and...
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    Re: Stormy can now talk?

    Maybe Trump can get out ahead of this by paying her to say they had sex - long and strong in both temporal and physical dimensions. Trump has a record for turning a simple lie into a false boast,...
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    Re: Quote of the Day

    There have always been corrupt people in all governments. Even among the great - by today's legal standards Daniel Webster's naked money grubbing would land him in jail. But to be any good at being...
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    Re: In the judgment of the voters.....

    You can gerrymander for racial power. You can gerrymander for partisan political advantage. So why not gerrymander to benefit the legally challenged?
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    Re: Quote of the Day

    skuthorp, you really need to meet a better class of politician. In my thirty three years as a community organizer I was almost always opposing or at least pressuring politicians of every party and...
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    Farm Family Fights Racism

    [IMc - I love examples of good citizenship like this family.]

    ‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed.
    By John Woodrow Cox February 14 at 7:00 AM Email the author
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  19. Re: More Scientific Illiteracy In High Places

    It is not reassuring to find that there are nationally leaders reported to be more scientifically illiterat than ours.
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    Re: Quote of the Day

    So like their leader. Trumpkins are to telling the truth like the Coney Island Crawl is to swimming.
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    Re: applying varnish

    I use Kirby's on my current boats but I have also been quite a fan of latex in the right context. And I have wide experience with various clear coatings, varnish, epoxies, and other stuff.

    How...
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    Re: Interesting New York court decision

    The law gets at the sometimes edgy distinction between art and vandalism.
  23. Re: A Candidate Not Even His Mother Can Support

    Sometimes parental regret is inevitable. As John Prine lamented " . . . and all my kids grew up to be insurance salesmen . . . "
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    Re: applying varnish

    Every good varnish day is a better sailing day.

    If you are applying real varnish, and if you deign to do it right, you'll have strained it through a filter into a disposable pot of convenient...
  25. Re: Democrat IRS uses fake Russian agents to kill jobs with regulations

    Linda Greenlaw was, in her day, the top swordfish captain on our coast. She's written a number of non-fiction books (All Fishermen are Liars) and three mystery novels starring marine insurance...
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    Through the Maze to Vote

    [IMc - All this work for an ineffective non-solution for an imaginary problem.]

    NC DMV grants Asheville resident, 86, photo ID after initially rejecting her

    Mike Cronin,...
  27. Re: Democrat IRS uses fake Russian agents to kill jobs with regulations

    The actual tale of "The Codfather" is one of vast corruption, even for the criminal culture of so much of the commercial fisheries. Most of the real corruption is after landing, though there of...
  28. Re: Trump refuses to release Dems reply to Nunes memo

    "Theres also the fact that the DOJ and FBI are needing the document to be heavily redacted . . . " [#52]

    Yeah, like how the professional's objections to publishing Nunes' memo were so profoundly...
  29. Re: Why Are Conservatives More Susceptible to Believing Lies?

    trumps tax cut is not Trump's only thing that's smaller than Obama's.
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    Re: Bermuda ends Gay Marriage...

    I like a blazer (but 3 button) and shorts, khaki or breton red, no sox much less knee sox, and old Topsiders.
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    Re: Infrastructure package

    This is as bad a joke as "Mexico will pay for it." Guy's a total loser.
  32. Re: Pennsylvania Republicans gerrymander yet again

    One huge problem here is that very few judges have the mathematical literacy to even understand how it's done. Nor have the Republicans, but the Republicans do have the money to hire mathematicians...
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    Re: Technical helper

    I'll admit I have a problem with the problem. On tugs, the engineer of course had ear protection in his special place. But hearing is an important part of being on watch, even in a pilot house with...
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    Re: My forever young dinghy - The Zest

    You must name her "pipistrello fuori dall'inferno".
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    Re: You have to admit...

    I love the concept that the car might be another intelligence's first contact with a human artifact. Will they figure we have a sense of humor and could be worth getting to know? Or will they take...
  36. Re: I need a winch, a block and tackle, or some such thing?

    I see no problem with a normal three strand nylon anchor rode. You're not going to break it.

    It would be slow but if you splice a block on the top end of the rode (reeving it through the block...
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    Re: Scarfing spreaders?

    My old schooner Goblin was cypress planked. Nice wood and it will work.

    Very good boat you have.
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    Re: A serious pet peeve

    The president takes great credit for mild sunny days. It's the previous administration that caused the cold miserable rain.
  39. Re: I need a winch, a block and tackle, or some such thing?

    Back to contemplating the OP. First I'll restate the problem in slightly different terms. This will reveal any failure of understanding on my part.

    First the boat. 700#-1,000# is quite a range....
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    Re: Trumpsparency

    Here's an example of a pol admitting a wrong choise.

    "When I make a mistake, it's a beauty!" Fiorello H. La Guardia commenting on his appointment of Herbert O'Brien as a judge in 1936.
  41. Re: Inexpensive 50 year old boat and neophytes...

    I am glad they and the pug survived and are no longer a moving menace to navigation. Their boat remains a problem.
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    Re: applying varnish

    Easy overhead, vertical, whatever. The biggest mistake new varnishers make is overloading the brush and putting on too thick a coat. This is of course more critical when working on a surface that...
  43. Re: I need a winch, a block and tackle, or some such thing?

    I have moved boats that size and heftier with two rollers - really big fenders and not as good as the Duckworks units - and it's not as easy as with three. I thought about putting an anchor down to...
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    Re: Another "duh?" Moment

    There's not one answer here. There are shaves totally designed for bevel up or bevel down and there are some that work well either way. The better cutting angle of bevel down can tempt one to too...
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    Re: Technical helper

    Study the posts of people like Michael Mason and Todd Bradshaw. Both are very effective at explaining things and have various strategies for dealing with people who are problems. The most essential...
  46. Re: Trump refuses to release Dems reply to Nunes memo

    [IMc - Here's the story.]

    By KATHRYN WATSON CBS NEWS February 9, 2018, 7:58 PM

    Trump will not declassify Democrats' current memo, White House says

    Last Updated Feb 9, 2018 8:51 PM EST
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    Kelly's Threadbare Lies

    [IMc - This story is well annotated with links. For those, just hit the original. ...
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    Re: Staff Commodore Richar Lawrence

    A good voyage well sailed. And now he's taking soundings of the infinite.
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    Re: Roll Cloud

    Way cool.
  50. Re: We're no longer surprised by things like this.

    There is no corruption too petty for Trump. Just as there is not lie to minor and too obvious for that twisted small handed jerk.
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