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    Best I ever managed was a nastygram from The...

    Best I ever managed was a nastygram from The Great Scot, and a loss of 30 days worth of posts, because I inadvertently included an F-bomb in a quote from Stonekettle Station.

    Scot keeps us on the...
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    That was actually cribbed wholesale from caption...

    That was actually cribbed wholesale from caption of an illustration of the March 1912 Popular Mechanics article "Remarkable Weather of 1911: The Effect of the Combustion of Coal on the Climate — What...
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    The hits keep on coming. ...

    The hits keep on coming.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/15/us/politics/eric-herschmann-subpoena.html

    Eric Herschmann, Lawyer in Trump White House, Is Subpoenaed

    Mr. Herschmann had access to...
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    Re: Tucker Carlson

    From The Borowitz Report, though it is getting more and more difficult to differentiate between satire and news these days.

    Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who...
  5. Re: Your Address: climate change risk factors

    The preferred term of art these days is global climate change, or to make the primary source of the coming changes crystal-clear, Anthropogenic climate change".

    Back in the 70s, the term used be...
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    Re: pr0n - pless lives

    Fixed it for you.

    https://www.soundingsonline.com/.image/ar_266:100%2Cc_fill%2Ccs_srgb%2Cg_faces:center%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_2560/MTQ4MDExODM0MTk5MjU0MTcx/draketail0626.jpg
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    Re: Scot Bell

    Is he retiring? If so, fair winds to you.
  8. Re: For all who are cheering the Mar-a-Lago raid

    Years ago — late 1980s — I spent several days at IBM's Santa Teresa Laboratories, helping diagnose a software bug we'd found in the IBM's DB/2 relational database software. The Santa Teresa Labs were...
  9. Re: For all who are cheering the Mar-a-Lago raid

    Another one. 18 USC 793.
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    Rudy, Rudy, Rudy . . . Rudy Giuliani just got...

    Rudy, Rudy, Rudy . . .

    Rudy Giuliani just got notified that he is formally a target of Georgia's criminal investigation and special grand jury looking into Rudy, Lindsey & TFG's attempts at...
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    Ukraine

    As I understand things, a LOT of the Russian military-industrial complex was in Ukraine.

    A lot of Russia's war matériel -- tanks and aircraft in particular -- came from Ukraine, at least up until...
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    The orcs need a few of our WW2 propaganda...

    The orcs need a few of our WW2 propaganda posters.

    https://mattsko.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/wwii-loose-lips-33.jpg
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    There's a reason that Claymore mines have this...

    There's a reason that Claymore mines have this molded into them

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/US_M18a1_claymore_mine.jpg.

    Just like there's a reason saw blades have an...
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    Report I heard on NPR was that TFG himself had...

    Report I heard on NPR was that TFG himself had signed the declaration (affidavit) that all classified materials had been returned at the meeting in early June with the DOJ/FBI. And that, at that...
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    Mar a Largo

    Mar-a-Lago was built in 1924 by Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of CW Post, the cereal magnate. When he died in 1914, she inherited the Postum Cereal Company, and grew it into General Foods. And...
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    Rumble videos? https://youtu.be/1UCnDaDwSmc ...

    Rumble videos?

    https://youtu.be/1UCnDaDwSmc


    https://youtu.be/1UCnDaDwSmc
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    Letters from Wrocław

    No doubt.

    "Blame", in this context, is not pejorative. The post-WW2 repairs just add to the fabric of the thing. It's had a hard life and its scars show. "Restoring" it to its 13 century...
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    The Sheriff of Garfield County not a big fan of...

    The Sheriff of Garfield County not a big fan of the Boebert family?

    'Cause he just published her personal phone number.

    [Are you sure this wasn't the Palin family?]
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    That, and grits are nixtamalized; polenta is not...

    That, and grits are nixtamalized; polenta is not - it's just corn meal.

    Nixtamalization is the process of soaking the dried corn kernels an a alkaline solution of calcium hydroxide (slaked lime),...
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    To paraphrase the lead-in from the original Star...

    To paraphrase the lead-in from the original Star Trek, "to boldly go where no ex-President has gone before."

    Looking like TFG is gonna be setting another first: the first ex-President to be...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    That church was built, starting in the 1280s. It's had a rough life and been rebuilt several times. Pretty sure that upper masonry is from the post-WW2 rebuild (it got blowed up pretty good during...
  22. Re: How will DJT attempt to distract from FBI Florida search

    He (Mr. Obama's people, anyway) "took" them with the blessings of the National Archives and the Archivist of the United States, with the understanding that they will be going into the Obama Library....
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    Re: Boeing is back in the local news

    that's one way to get rid of "extraneous" staff.

    Did nobody in HR or engineering management point out what that change would almost certainly do?
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    The quadruple bypass might have been a come-to-jesus moment for Bill, that got him to improve his diet and start exercising.
    ...
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    Re: William Garden canoe yawl San Diego CL

    If you can't keep your boat on a trailer, you need to be pretty well-heeled to afford to keep a boat in Seattle.

    Moorage rates in Seattle are nuts. Figure $15+ per foot per month.

    As 30 foot...
  26. Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    Getting tongue weight and load distribution right is kind of important.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Dgxe584Ss


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Dgxe584Ss

    Mechanical engineering...
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    You are what the Jewish side of the family would call a mensch. Of the finest kind.
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    It's interesting that The Daily Mail is dead...

    It's interesting that The Daily Mail is dead center.
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    Not to put too fine a point on it. ...

    Not to put too fine a point on it.

    http://triviahappy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/calvinpeeingsecond.jpg
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    There are Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 gadgets that...

    There are Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 gadgets that plug into the OBD2 diagnostic port on your vehicle and talk to OBD2 apps on your iPhone. Some of them have accelerometers on board.

    That lets the app...
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    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d7/48/2a/d7482afbba...

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d7/48/2a/d7482afbbad2caad4cb8a46430b4b7c7.jpg
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    His clearance — such as it was — and need to know ended at 1200 January 20th, 2021 when his term of office expired.

    Not only theft, but espionage.

    18 USC 793



    18 USC 641
  33. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    LPs had to have the dynamic range significantly compressed to fit everything on an LP (really loud sounds take up a lot of real estate.)

    The one bit of remastering that's acceptable is to remove...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    My sources in Cincinnati (this is all out in the northern 'burbs actually: Blue Ash and Sycamore Township) tell me that the nutter was armed with a nail gun and a AR-15. He shot up the lobby of the...
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    David Brooks is an elegant writer. And 100%...

    David Brooks is an elegant writer. And 100% wrong, though during the Time of TFG he seemed to have come to his senses.

    But now, he's reverting to form.

    [And yes, a third party would be a great...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Yup. And it doesn't seem like the Ukrainian equivalent of an SAS commando infiltrated into Crimea with a couple of mortars and wreaked a little havoc. Those were big guns/missiles/whatever.

    Or...
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    Re: Trump Takes The Fifth.

    This leads me to presume any answers would have been self-incriminating.

    And in a civil trial a jury is permitted to make the same presumption. As may the judge if Trump options for a bench...
  38. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Catholics... 56/42 legal/nonlegal split.

    I believe the stance on birth control is probably wider.

    We American Catholics give the His Popiness no nevermind.

    "You no play-a the game, you no...
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    This, perhaps? ...

    This, perhaps?

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/09/media/lachlan-murdoch-donald-trump-reliable-sources/index.html
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Letter from Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry denouncing Burr, January 4th, 1801:


    My Dr. Sir,

    I was at Albany when your letter got here. I have snatched the full hour from my avocation to...
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Alexander Hamilton, by the turn of the 19th century, had known Aaron Burr, served under Washington together, had been both friends and business partners (they practiced law together after the war)....
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    Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!
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    Incoming artillery does tend to make one's summer...

    Incoming artillery does tend to make one's summer beach holiday less than a success.
  44. Thread: For Joe

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    For Joe

    Quite a few years back, Starbucks announced plans to open in Italy, with Howard Schulz announcing plans to "save Italy's coffee".

    The Italians were not aware that their coffee was in need of...
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    Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!
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    Errrmmm . . . He is about as mobbed up as you...

    Errrmmm . . . He is about as mobbed up as you can get without being a made man.
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    You mean that McCarthy wanted to appoint only...

    You mean that McCarthy wanted to appoint only Republicans who had participated in the insurrection and were loyal to it to the J6 Committee, which Pelosi was having any part.

    The GOP could have...
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    It wasn't that he "flipped" sides. And his...

    It wasn't that he "flipped" sides. And his treason didn't take start until 1804, while he was Vice-President.

    After he murdered Alexander Hamilton, his reputation was shot. Once his...
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    Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Brilliant general, yes.

    And a traitor.

    You should visit Blennerhasset's Island in the Ohio River, where he planned his counter-revolution in conjunction with Spanish agents so he could install...
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    Re: covid positive

    Sorry, man. Been there (wait! I am there!).

    Rest up. Drink lots of water. Naps are good.
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