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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Lobsters, lobster rolls and conversation at Abbot’s. I do hope someone will include a photo of me with the giant lobster. It was epic but a once in a lifetime occurrence.
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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

    There must be a cool trick to getting a proper image onto the forum from an iPhone but I don’t know what it is. More better later.
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    Mystic Mix 2022

    Post ‘em if you got ‘em.

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    From let to right:

    Yours truly, S. Bauer, His Paulness, Amish (note; not Amish), The Scientist (Norm B).

    Wish ya’ll were here, more later, add yours...
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I was working on Rita about 30 years ago during a pleasant afternoon in Seattle while listening to NPR. A program about the debacle involving Iranian democracy, Mohammad Mosaddegh and US and...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Arguing with Noam.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG1txVP2pZs&t=1277s
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    Re: eff one 2022

    Watching live, lap 25 , good race!
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    John, A point you made that resonates with me is that nothing the US or Nato does justifies invading Ukraine. Whataboutism is so tiring, weak and transparent.

    Accroding to sandtown, Russia...
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    Re: eff one 2022

    Yeah, Alonso! And yeah, Max is a monster.
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    ^A cease fire until the next time. And there is always a next time.
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    You were graciously willing to very briefly share your story inferring personal loss and service to humanity, and for that I am grateful. This very brief mention of service and sacrifice was...
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    I'm depressed as ever about the developments. I've stopped watching the war's progress for now. I suspect I'm not alone in literally feeling physical discomfort about the picture on the ground.
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    Re: Ukraine

    If this is autobiographical, I am sorry for your loss. I'd boldly ask that Vadim drop the maybes if this describes his personal situation. Yours is a story I would like to hear. What humanitarian...
  13. Thread: so. . .

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    Re: so. . .

    There hasn't been truly good news for years but it took a pandemic , a war and a continuous series of natural catastrophes to get people's attention. I think they'll still be trading when they're...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    I was all ready to give you a pick up time but I just googled "Nebraska" and it looks like a place I may never get to, ever. Remind me again what's there aside from you?
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    I can answer that! Of course not. To do so would have required a degree of intellectual curiosity and a desire to be relevant to the discussion. Neither of those qualities have ever been a bobbys...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Nobody who was paying attention was surprised. It was all over facebook and elsewhere that a major disruption had been planned. People were posting openly about the thing, not to mention Cretans...
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    Not my preferred therapy, George! I think fresh air and sunlight are best ;)
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    I can get Lee pretty close if he wants to ride with me. I would have to figure out what to do with him once we get to about 50 miles from the ultimate destination. I'm sure we could figure out...
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    I don't question the history of state corruption in Ukraine. All the former soviet states were corrupted to one extent or another and Ukraine, being perhaps the most geographically important and...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Interesting observation. I could have seen the same thing, no ads, and not connected the dots the way you did. Will Fox do anything including forfeit ad dollars just to bury the shame?
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    It makes my blood boil so at least from my perspective, it was a powerful opening statement. Too bad the people that need to see it most just won't.
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    ^A reasonable if sickening conclusion.

    Today will not be fondly remembered whatever the outcome, which at the moment is gloomy. The west has waited too long to spare Ukraine the horrors that...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Meat grinder. Another day on the Eastern Front and another 300 dead, 900 wounded plus or minus. Pets, cows, horses, lakes, rivers, the land, people. All paying the price. So wearily familiar.
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Nobody can make it back there. Nobody. They have child seat anchors and I hear some people put babies in the back if they can source the right car seat. Not Cris' style!

    I assume we'll be...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Just getting back to everybody I missed, you're up! I got all the dope on you from Pless. I'll be getting in late Friday I think, along with Cris. The plans are looking grim and include night...
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    Re: Catalytic Converter Stolen

    A garage or at least off the street. Otherwise it's the wild west.
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    Re: A hole

    How can straws not have two holes? They have two ends!

    Another benefit of heat....it melts Loctite.
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    Re: Ukraine

    The rules of war are by any reasonable standard, incomprehensible to normal humans. It's ok to smear your opponent across three acres with a 155mm canon but not ok to burn them to death with...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Andrew, I thought you might find this interesting, had you in mind. Their library is worth exploring. This isn't even the most penetrating of their videos. Some of their coverage is quite beyond...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Cris and I just got rooms but they're a bit of a drive away and I suspect we'll find they are expensive for what's on offer. But we have rooms.
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    HAH! I would love to know just what a hard launch in the thing feels like but it's my car so I only know what putting it to the metal after doing a shift or two feels like. It's got a really cool...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    This is way way out there and nothing I find funny either. If you're serious in this, you really need to take a break and talk to somebody about your condition. If you're not serious, I can't wait...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    It'd be easier to fly and rent and cheaper too but where's the fun in that? Anyway, I bought the car to drive it. I'm not saving it for the next guy but keeping it for myself. It's more fun and...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Would love to see you there Mickster. I don't know how many more times I'll make it but if you decide to go one of these next times, I could too!
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    It's actually sized better for you back there. :). There is no hope a normal human could revert sit back there. Even Peter Dinklage would not have enough legroom. Good for luggage though. two...
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    A fantastic independent Ukrainian news channel that is deeply embedded at the very front. I chose this video at random but almost all the front line reportage by this group is mind bending and...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    You wouldn't be the first rat to road trip in the thing and I would love the company. It's an ambitious drive but the Lotus is more than up to it and comfortable enough to not be an issue. It does...
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Just drop the sharpie and step away from the Lotus!
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    You could do that especially if you want to see just how vicious a crazed, naked 76 year old man armed with a revolver and a machete and thirsting for revenge can be.
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Thanks, Grant!
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Entirely out of the question, never in the picture, was very, very late to the first interview and dressed inappropriately.
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    Doesn't get much wedgier than the Esprit unless you're Bart Simpson being followed home from school by a pack of eighth graders.
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    Wrong car, same concept.
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    Re: Mystic and Me 2022

    I actually deleted this thread (I thought) but here it is, alive and humiliating me still. But, I'll take advantage of it and use to to report on my progress.

    I drove the Lotus in traffic...
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    Re: Peter Navarro arrested

    But what options are there? Do nothing at all? I will say our Justice Department is at best mercurial and at worst entirely unfathomable. Garland is not covering himself with.....garlands.
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    It's great to be back and learn after all that Bobbys is still the same exact Bobbys he was before he promised to leave and not come back 'cause Trump lost the election and that Skara is now Vadim...
  47. Re: How Russian Bots Worm Into Your Lizard Brain

    Indifference and the loss of faith in institutions, the reduction of the notion that there is a truth and there are facts, that is what is required. I see it in people all the time. I find it in my...
  48. Re: the woodenboat show, ebses, and afterparty thread

    No, she's tending the animals. But Cris is. coming Heh. Too inept indeed.
    Gimme a break though. I'm out of practice here and it's hard to catch up. We talk a lot on these pages.
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    I just got back from the doctor's office. I'm out of the boot and walking entirely unaided, although a touch wobbly. However, improving by the hour now, I feel a great sense of elation. The...
  50. Re: The draw of Republicans and the changing of America

    The concern about debt is a problem considerably related to "some people's" unwillingness to service it. I don't mind paying taxes. Like you, I don't like waste and how we spend it matters but the...
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