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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    when did football pants get so short. did this happen recently or am i just not very observant.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    fair enough
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    what has “not yet happened”? milley said what he said, and according to politico people are “scrambling to reassure” ukraine, etc..

    also according to politico “the biden administration has to”...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    seen it now. pretty athletic.

    to see that in context of a game requires a couple hours watching though, right?

    i don't have time to spare from arguing on the internet.
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    i posted my impression from reporting i saw yesterday. my point stands: much of the world that has seen nothing of the wc saw that reporting on a blown call.

    you corrected me with a definitive...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    just above, you made the declarative statement:



    and one post later:



    close enough to what? be called either way? well, maybe.
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    probably just exactly as fast as it needs to be. there are things happening before and after. no sense speeding one automated process that outpaces any others.
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    clever. and nice and quiet for an industrial process. like making copies. [insert snl clip]
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    it's funny. i just searched. the way the decision is being justified now is by a still picture taken before the player's foot has reached a kicking position, in which perhaps an inch of the ball is...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    reckon there must be several hundred million people like myself on the planet whose only experience of this world cup is the replay of that egregiously out of bounds goal. lol.
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    i do what i can to help.
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    Re: Ukraine

    milley is chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. his statement i quoted above represents the official position of the commander in chief.

    his further comments regarding prospects for ukranian...
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    Re: Ukraine

    actually, this position has been mine and that of many other alleged "pro-war" posters here since the argument started:



    that corresponds exactly to what i want to hear from u.s. leadership.
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    Re: talk about pigs

    likely whatever weaners i can find for cheap.

    we are not in hog heaven around here, not many breeders, so prices are uneconomically high for piglets. like, $5 to $10/lb...while finished hogs sell...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    mighty nice view for the morning cuppa, john b.
  16. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    nice to see you coming around osborne! Y>

    :d
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    Re: talk about pigs

    yes, pigs get a bad rap because they are generally over-confined or crowded.

    if i do a pig yard, the area i am thinking of is 16'x100'.

    there is a new breed of medium sized hog here in the...
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    Re: Ukraine

    that's a truly terrible story if at all true.

    was it the case that most in japan did not know quickly that hiroshima and then nagasaki had been atom bombed? is that something you know about or...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    it's ok tom. important to get a well rounded perspective on things. apparently, most of the hogs that make it to market have eaten multiple murder victims.
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    Re: a well laid deck

    not nipped, er nibbed into the king plank though
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    Re: talk about pigs

    no pigs=no people eaten by pigs. do the math!
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    Re: BROTM(1) A Dutch road to Christmas.

    i don't know much about countering excessive egoism.

    surprised that excessive resentment of bicyclists from motorists is a thing in the netherlands. i figured that was just american culture.

    i...
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    Re: Memes and…

    i like the set of prints on the right. passenger got out. probably the driver's more sensible wife.
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    Re: talk about pigs

    when bessy may farrowed, she naturally had a runt. which i tried to nurse to health. had to bury the little fella between corn rows.

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    Re: talk about pigs

    well, like a lot of things farm related, i have some experience from my youth.

    my folks kept pigs for a couple years on our dairy farm in wisconsin. a couple hundred feeders in a pole barn,...
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    talk about pigs

    i think we need a pig thread.

    winston churchill said, "i like pigs. dogs look up to us. cats look down on us. pigs treat us as equals."

    i don't know about all that, but i do think my lifestyle...
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    dangling nato membership as a carrot seems like nato forgetting its purpose.

    either the membership of ukraine was beneficial to the security interests of nato, and vice versa, or it was not.
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    Re: Potty physics

    classical potty physics

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    just this long weekend past while gathered, we were spinning rumours and i remarked that, after many listenings, songbird is the tune on that album that i enjoy most.

    seventy nine sure doesn't...
  30. Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    is that cell from the set of silence of the lambs?
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    how long was nato going to dangle the prospect of membership? how long will they continue to dangle it even now?
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    Re: Ukraine

    that joint statement does read like membership was considered a foregone conclusion. maybe i can print it out on something edible. rice paper, or a thin slice of turkey.

    interesting that this...
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    Re: Ukraine

    this is their chance to dunk on me.

    i am reasonably well informed, but i don't know it all.

    my impression, though, is the opposite of the narrative being peddled by vadim, sandtown, hr.
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    Re: Ukraine

    common knowledge? i don't doubt that there were people spreading this "knowledge" then, as there are now.

    i'm talking about a primary source. not an op-ed of bald assertions, insinuations of...
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    Re: Ukraine

    so, after the fact of the invasion.

    why settle for him quoting himself. give us the original.

    there must be minutes for these meetings in which “we agreed…”
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    Re: Ukraine

    what is the date of those rasmussen quotes? when did he say these things?

    why not go back to 2008 and 2014 and quote something public from the time?
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    certainly, to all of that.

    but, it may be harder to convict anybody named trump, or his inner circle, or members of congress, not because of their stature or position on the ladder, but simply...
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    maybe the algorithm thinks that "groom service" is a mail order bride agency.
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    pahhhh!hahahahaaaa.:D
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    Re: Ukraine

    well, if the secretary general of nato had said such a thing in so many words a year ago, your point would be arguable, at least.

    but after an actual invasion of ukraine by an actual russian army,...
  41. Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    it's wrong to dismiss these guys as underlings or mere "foot soldiers."

    true that they were willing to be led, but they were also pushing. in a sense, leading the leader.

    even our...
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    Re: Ukraine

    what a strange way for nato to go about provoking russia. by denying ukraine's application to nato.

    what a strange way for europe to erect an iron curtain between themselves and russia. by making...
  43. Re: When fishers don't listen to scientists

    reads like it wasn't the fishers who didn't listen, in this case, but the overseeing government agency.

    almost sounds like noaa was tainted by corruption. but it could just be normal "we know...
  44. Thread: dinner

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    Re: dinner

    don't know if i would eat at a restaurant that supplies a puke bucket. even for a free chewy ass round steak.
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    phew, constitutional crisis averted!

    though we did discover a troubling weakness in our system of government...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    mmm, that reminds me, i have some left over prime rib, rye bread, swiss cheese, homemade dill pickle, and it's lunch time somewhere.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    it was a real plan, mike, with real provisions that would have really worked. hillary has always had a path forward, a real path, through the people with the votes and the power, for any idea she...
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    don't blame me, i voted third party. change for the people!
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    yeah, and "never trump" was another battle cry. i never said we don't have to fight battles. my point is that the progressive left has chosen the wrong ones. tragically wrong.

    funny you mention...
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    a travesty.
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