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  1. Re: Victor Bout released from American prison

    No back atcha. Putin was looking for a way to dump Griner without losing face.
    He drops her and gets Bout. Bout has been out of the Russki shuffle for 11 years. Those who’ve moved to the upper...
  2. Thread: Chinese drone

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    Re: Chinese drone

    But if we’re in our offices flying remotely, and the “enemy” are in their offices, who is going to be bombed?
  3. Paul Whelan, the other prisoner in Russia

    He’s kinda hinky.
    They keep referring to him as an ex- Marine. Well, he’s “Ex” because he’s recieved a bad conduct discharge for stealing $10,000. He was in Russia to help shepherd the family of s...
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    Re: I have a friend who is an angel.

    We seem to have a major case like that every couple of months here in PNW USA. Latest involved almost 20 unfed horses.
    This keeping of dozens of animals must be a mental syndrome of some sort....
  5. Victor Bout released from American prison

    I predict that within a month Victor will “accidentally” fall out of a window. He knows too much about Putin.
  6. Thread: 12 volt radios

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    Re: 12 volt radios

    Son in law has a GE Superradio III. Its a basic AM FM mono radio with a knob and dial. Nothing digital. He powers it at 12v from his car.
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    Re: Blondihacks: Chinese lathes

    She’s a software engineer and amateur racer. Elsewhere in the interweb she has a treatise on the rear downdraft wing on her beater Nissan racecar. It’s powered by window motors and an Ardino (sp)...
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    Re: Ted Cruz's daughter

    Please. Let’s just leave this alone.
  9. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    Your prices are from 1940. Current bat cost is $37.99. Go from there.
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    81 years since Pearl Harbor

    81 years. Not much of a mention of it today.
    I was born 81 years after the end if the Civil War.
    81 years after the Maine blew up I was 33.
    81 years after the end of The War To End All Wars was...
  11. Thread: Lectric Bikes

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    Re: Lectric Bikes

    The red scooters in the pic do not have pedals. They’re considered to be electric motorcycles and need license plates and a MC endorsement. Electric bikes, able to be pedaled, don’t require...
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    Not many people outside Seattle know that the 747 was designed with Paper-Mate pen on an unfolded napkin at Andy’s Diner in 1965.
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    Re: To some degree, I was conceived…

    My dad was working on THE BOMB, although it wasn’t till 1960 that he learned that what he worked on was part of it. Climax Molybdenum, Detroit MI. He was told he was researching an alloy that had to...
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    Blondihacks: Chinese lathes

    She’s one of my YouTube regulars.
    https://youtu.be/znZgT3Zmf5Y


    https://youtu.be/znZgT3Zmf5Y
  15. Thread: Lectric Bikes

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    Re: Lectric Bikes

    Owning one of these would require licensing, and in my state a motorcycle endorsement on my drivers license.
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    Re: To some degree, I was conceived…

    I don’t understand.
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    An ugly airplane, new to me.

    The Douglas Dolphin. Here in Coast Guard service. The Dolphin was the first airplane purchased for Presidential use. FDR, but he never used it, and the NAVY used it as a transport.

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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    My old 76 Toyota had an oval sticker that said “BZH”. I had no idea what it meant. This was before google.
    One day, I parked in Fremont and a large Black man, waist length dreads, dashiki, and Bob...
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    I think my friend Bob Allen was on that flight! He turned the whole center section into a bed.
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    Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    I’m slow on the uptake, but I just realized that a Warnock victory would probably dilute Manchin’s power to disrupt.
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    The unit cost of the V22 is $80,000,000. The new one has got to be $100M +
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    Re: That must have been some fight!

    Wish Casper had been here:

    https://youtu.be/z5iN4RTa2jQ
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    Re: Bob McGrath RIP

    Bob was great, but when my 48 year old daughter was 7, I had a secret crush on Maria.
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    Dudes, calm yourselves, she did not die! Her thetan has moved into a new human host.
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    Re: I love streetcars....

    Tacoma Link Lightrail:

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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Gunny sez:

    https://youtu.be/Mu51rszgotI
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Thanks for the tip! I downloaded the Ambient app. Someone nearby has a station.
  28. Do we need more Danny MacAskill? Yes we need more Danny MacAskill!

    https://youtu.be/fAEBNEscL0c


    https://youtu.be/fAEBNEscL0c
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    https://youtu.be/OlofnxJxMIQ
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    Re: Spitfire thread

    Lots of stories of crews using the high altitude cold to make ice cream.
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    Still more rear window stickers.

    What does this mean?

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    Re: Need a Company Name

    How about big red lips? Or Flying Tiger teeth? Or a pic of the front of a Blower Bentley? Or, last but not least, a picture of Pennywise peering out?
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Musk Mouths?
  34. Thread: Boiled wool

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    Re: Boiled wool

    Is boiled wool also known as felt?
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    Re: Aline Kominsky-Crumb

    I read that, too. I hope Robert will be alright. He seemed very fragile in recent interviews. She was exactly what he needed. They had 44 years together.
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  36. Re: Tesla’s Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    I watched the video. My take is that Tesla (airquotes) SAYS (/airquotes) it has 500 miles. I'll hold my praise till Jason Torchinsky at Autopian.com gets in one with an experienced CDL driver and...
  37. Re: Leica Store Robberies - San Francisco store is latest for 180k

    With modern mirrorless technology do cameras have to look like traditional cameras? Ie: black boxes with cylinders sticking out the front.
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    Yeah! And Hunter’s Laptop!
    Benghazi!
  39. I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Do they have pickles in India?
  40. Ever been to Disneyland? Then you’ve heard this tune.

    I never realized this tune had a name. Nor did I know it was once considered to be avant guarde new age electronica. It is, however, quite a catchy clever little thing.

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    Re: Stickers on truck windows

    I was once preparing to stop at a red light and an SUV blasted past me through the light. Huge rear window sticker: "Trust In Jesus"!
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    Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    The Northrup Grumman B-21 Stealth bomber is being unveiled to the public this evening.
    I believe the projected cost is $700,000,000 each.

    Who are we going to bomb?
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Instead of me doing a C&P, click here: ...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Eisenhower’s first draft said, “congressional, industrial, military complex”. Aides convinced him to edit.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I recall my sister-by_another-mother had an early 80s Toyota Corolla with automatic seatbelts. The shoulder belt would run along a track above the door. You still had to buckle the lap belt however....
  46. Thread: Pothole F&$@

    by Jim Bow
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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    What Nick said is true here also. Only they take the additional step of rolling a truck over the patch.
    Our street is so bad, the city says it’s in failure. It was first paved with bricks, in the...
  47. Preliminary NTSB report on Dallas B17 P63 crash.

    Aviation Investigation Preliminary Report


    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Accident Number:
    CEN23MA034


    Date & Time:
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    Re: C-19 booster #3

    Dang, I had to look mine up. Total of 5 shots for covid and 1 for flu. Never had an adverse reaction.
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    I’ve had personal connections to 3 different women who, kickin’ and screamin’, were talked into retirement homes. In all 3 cases they just blossomed being part of a community.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I think it was our 86 SAAB that had infinetly adjustable wipers. My wife used to do the Redmond to Seattle evening commute, which is a lot like a parking lot. She would play with the wipers and make...
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