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  1. Re: Plain speaking about free speech and political correctness, among other things.

    Maher managed to make Peterson look pretty good for a bit but when Peterson tried playing his 'it's the namby lefty libs fault' schtick Maher and the panel brought him up gently and Peterson shifted...
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    Re: Outdoors is just too risky

    Canoez trip with prior training and group development is a great way to go. My sister and brother-in-law had a canoe trip business that once guided a week's river trip for a group from a Waldorf...
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    Re: Six degrees of separation.

    Any way, news says that they have connected the DNA and are sure.
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    Re: Medieval Martial Arts Combat Manual

    People have been perfecting lethal skills since Cain slew Abel.
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    Re: Outdoors is just too risky

    Canoez may be right about the money. [#8] When I read that remark I muttered, "How's that known." So I plundered the Penn State web sites till I found some rather extensive university run programs...
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    Jittery Jesus Vapors

    [IMc - Trump's judicial appointments may well be what brings the most shame to conservatives in years to come.]

    Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, by Common Dreams

    Confirmation of Latest...
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    Good show.
  8. Re: A Tour of Scotch Distilleries on Islay

    In the '80s there was a packie (Massachusetts for liquor store) up the block from my winter berth and one day I say a single malt for $9.99 and what looked like a portrait of me on the lable. ...
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    Re: What's Driving Trump Voters?

    Yep, Obama took the high flying economy he inherited from Bush 43 and just ruined it.

    W.E.B. Du Bois called it white fear of GNG.

    (Good Negro Government)
  10. Re: Finland: universal basic income trial will end

    Glad to see the Business Insider got this one wrong. I took the story in good faith but I did try to look behind the story and did find contradiction at the time. Of course I could not check the...
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    Re: What's Driving Trump Voters?

    https://scontent.fbos1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23632647_10154919933317385_403128053775277998_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=90301e57c5f35cd39f5087a2328dae92&oe=5B5C6B47
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    What's Driving Trump Voters?

    [IMc - This version very politely does not call it racism. Just a bunch of white guys fearing a loss of status. I had a discussion with a guy last night who claimed that every time someone talked...
  13. Re: Quote of the Day (a pretty good one, today)

    For a time in the '70s I registered as a lobbyist with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and I used to do citizen education on "public interest lobbying".

    What all lobbyists have in common...
  14. Re: Quote of the Day (a pretty good one, today)

    I was about to post this but decided to see what Norm's QOTD was.

    The article also noted that among the lobbyists then Representative Mulvaney listened to were the payday lenders he's now...
  15. Racism Requires More than an "Apology"

    [IMc - Well, it wasn't a Trump owned club. But really, what total jerks.]

    Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members

    YORK, Pa. (AP) — A golf club in Pennsylvania has...
  16. Re: When was the last time you changed your mind about something significant?

    " . . . I've seen a defense go off the rails . . . " [#62]

    That's exactly why I was at pains to choose the most brilliant theologians even though they were all three firmly orthodox main-stream...
  17. Re: D. Trump deliberately leaving Pruitt to twist in the wind?

    They left out angels and demons above "Man" and left off plants and all of the inorganic universe below some unknown life form they call "microbiology". These jerks are not only scientifically...
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    Re: Boarding a trailer-launched boat

    You really should have some sort of ladder for boarding if you ever fall overboard or just feel like a swim. Rig that and use it.

    Much depends upon the sort of boat. Since you should have the...
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    Re: Clinton revisited

    " . . . the low hanging fruit is actually the illegals voting . . ." [#32]

    Were that stupid charge true, the righties would have found at least a handful of actual and indictable cases. This is...
  20. Re: When was the last time you changed your mind about something significant?

    I am sorry that I was not clear to CWSmith [#40] though perhaps part of the problem lies in the differences between any hard science and philosophy/theology. For the latter, instead of verifiable or...
  21. Re: How does one "flip" on an innocent person?

    Of course one can "flip" on an innocent party. If one tells a good enough story and the prosecution manages a false conviction, it's a good flip. But it's hard for a person facing his or her own...
  22. Re: When was the last time you changed your mind about something significant?

    I very appreciate Osborne's remarks at #25 but with a slight difference. I knew my thesis at Andover Newton was going to be theologically radical. I did not choose for thesis readers any of the...
  23. Re: When was the last time you changed your mind about something significant?

    Ansdrew, this is a time when Anglican orthodoxy will serve quite well. The validity of a sinner's repentence and the forgiveness of sin is God's job. Your forgiving the jerk does nothing for his or...
  24. Re: “Shoot me now!” said my teenager when I asked...

    Be proud you raised a young man with the nerve to tell you to go screw.
  25. Re: its purpose is to catch everything loose in the cockpit and fling it overboard

    It's a repurposed Opti spinnaker.
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    Re: pilothouse cruising cutter perfection?

    I like the lexan front. In my hypothetical-silly sketch plans I imagine a basic structure around a stainless tubing structure at the front of the cockpit that works as a boom gallows, support for a...
  27. Re: When was the last time you changed your mind about something significant?

    I had a huge change of mind through my early twenties as I discovered phenomenology and practiced simply dropping metaphysical assumptions. It was a practice that made me quite judgemental of other...
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    Re: Clinton revisited

    Nothing wrong with Mueller following his brief and not getting deflected into other scandals. Most of the other stuff that keeps coming out in the papers accompanied by his chronic lying about all...
  29. Re: When writers test limits and pursue liberty.

    Jarrar is correct about the implicit racism of our Iraq wars, about our whole Middle East policy, which Bush 41 and Bush 43 certainly were part of. But Barbara Bush herself was considerably more...
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    Re: Clinton revisited

    The Trumpkins need to bear in mind that while there is great liberal sniggering not only at Trump's tawdry and abusive approach to American porn stars and Playmates, and while we piously deplore his...
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    Re: pilothouse cruising cutter perfection?

    Never had a dodger on Goblin or boats before. Granuaile came with a sort of jerryrigged thing built back from an acrylic windshield of ancient age so I took it off and never got around to making...
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    Re: pilothouse cruising cutter perfection?

    Good examples of common small boat pilot houses that I frankly do not like, high windage and really can't steer from outside. Hard to singlehand as helm and sheets are so separated. But if I lived...
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    Re: Clinton revisited

    The Republicans were so enthralled with sex scandals that the House leadership went for three: Gingrich, Livingston, and (gamiest of all) Hastert.

    Republican hypocrisy and corruption have been...
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    Re: Fetching airplane pictures

    "Fido, fetch that airplane!"

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.flitetest.com/article_images/full/dogs-3-png_1420661583.jpg
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    Re: pilothouse cruising cutter perfection?

    For coastal cruising, especially in areas of much rain, a real pilot house is a great comfort. It should be constructed and thought of as a cockpit and thus be waterproof bulkheaded with watertight...
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    Re: Will Trump Denuclearize?

    - - - cont - - -

    TRUMP: “Unemployment for African-American workers, for Hispanic workers, unemployment is at an all-time-low in history. In the history of our country, it’s at the...
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    Will Trump Denuclearize?

    [IMc - The lead fact check is Trump either proving that he's clueless or that he's using lies to wreck talks with North Korea. But the article goes on with other items. Truth has no impact on...
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    Re: Is Jackie Chan the best ?

    Without doubt. Especially watching the after-the-credits sequences gives an idea of how even with all his science, skill, and planning things don't always work.
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    Re: Some birds just look right

    Excellent shots.
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    Re: Liberals vs. Fake News

    One of my points is incredibly simple: Recognition that Assad is an obscene criminal does not mean that I support our intervention. We cause more death and horror than the original evil.
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    Liberals vs. Fake News

    [IMc - Kolhatkar has experience with a sort of lefty that I personally don't see much of in person but there are false "lefty" memes trolls. I do not think that any of this Forum's liberals fall...
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    Comey on New Yorker Radio Hour

    As with his book and his various appearances on TV, Comey on the New Yorker Radio Hour is excellent. I like his admissions of error. Even where I think he did the wrong thing, I appreciate his...
  43. Thread: fire

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    Re: fire

    Most of the "emergency fire starter thingies" like magnesium and such are considerably more trouble to carry around that a zippo and a fewe ounces of Ronsonol. Even though I no longer smoke a pipe,...
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    Re: fire

    'To Build a Fire" by Jack London.
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    Kobach's Criminal Contempt

    [IMc - I expect that those Republicans and conservatives left with a shred of honor will disavow this faithless antiAmerican liar. I certainly do not expect any of our Forum's Trumpkins to have the...
  46. Re: Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

    Frankly, the neofascist administration of Israel is the most anti-Semitic force of today. They have betrayed everything I admire in Israel. Not much I can do on that front but my heart is with my...
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    Re: CPES on a wooden boom

    Fond though I am of CPES, I'd be unlikely to use it under a good varnish though perhaps a bit more willing to use there than a glueing or surfacing epoxy like WEST. My varnished spars on Goblin got...
  48. Re: Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

    Good for her.
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    Re: Suicide Ideation

    AussieBarney, you are a man of rare courage.
  50. Re: Robert Fisk on the Syrian chemical attack.

    Because it's so believable that Assad would use gas, I had no real problem believing it. If Fisk is right, everything is much worse than we'd thought last week.
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