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    Re: Right wing corruption of judiciary

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    If the law remained trapped in the agrarian, white male, slave-holding society in which the authors of the Constitution lived, if it was used to exclusively defend...
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    Re: Right wing corruption of judiciary

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    But although the Federalist Society purports to be against curtailment of civil liberties, with some members embracing traditional liberal positions on issues such...
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    Right wing corruption of judiciary

    [IMc - Some days Hedges gets a bit out there but this essay is solid. It's a little long but more to the point requires some thought.]

    Published on Monday, August 21, 2017, by Truthdig

    The...
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    Re: General Kelly....I'm not impressed.

    When my cousin was at West Point, all the reasons why we were going to fail in Vietnam were well understood and carefully studied. Nonetheless, there were always generals willing to try and there...
  5. Re: From the 'let them eat cake' department

    Makes Marie Antoinette sound socially and politically sensitive.
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    Re: General Kelly....I'm not impressed.

    The Trump administration cannot be fixed. Once he quits or is impeached we get Pence unless we're really lucky, Pence is forced out first and (double luck) someone rational becomes VP. If Pence,...
  7. Re: The Arts of The Sailor...or why USN Ships keep getting T-Boned

    It's like the aircraft carrier knocked out because the vacuum heads failed. They are making vessels that cannot take battle damage, or even a little glitch. They have been watching too much Star...
  8. Re: The Arts of The Sailor...or why USN Ships keep getting T-Boned

    Radio nav is fun. I've told this story here but it's a good yarn.

    In 1967 the ketch I was hand for was returning from the Azores. Each day I'd search the ether for a signal. I'd plotted the...
  9. Sticky: Re: Our dear friend Ian Marchuk passed over the bar yesterday...

    Condolences.
  10. Re: The Arts of The Sailor...or why USN Ships keep getting T-Boned

    "I said that they would teach it at the naval and air force academies forever. Now, I'm not so sure." [#4]

    In actuality, celestial was dropped from the curriculum at Annapolis about a decade ago...
  11. Re: To name or not to name? That's the question

    Some yachties in the US fancy that there's a mystique to the name and changing the name is bad luck. In Scotland, changing the name is thought by some to help change a boat's luck. I heard of one...
  12. Re: Free Classifieds on Wooden Boat Forum?? Why not start one up?

    " . . . so I'll have to concede that they know what they are doing." [#20]

    I'm not so sure of that but then I may be embittered by my own bad luck and bad decisions. I was one of those who had...
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    Re: Another brilliant Trump pick

    The way the law is written, Clovis cannot hold the post.
  14. Re: Danish Submarine Inventor Says He Buried Swedish Journalist at Sea

    I'm awaiting the Lifetime movie version. Meanwhile, very sorry for her and her family and this guy is an incredible jerk - worse than jerk.
  15. Re: Photo challenge to myself... One my photos posted by me each day of the year 2017

    Nice color, especially reflected on the water.
  16. Re: Pro peace ✌️ Anti Trump Rally in Laguna Beach 🌊

    For the past decade Boston Police have rejected donning riot gear before there's a riot. Rather, they pose less threat and spend time talking to people about why there may be some restrictions.
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    Re: Sailing Around at Anchor

    A centerline tightly sheeted mizzen or other riding sail does not work very well as the boat will still tack about well past the twenty degrees or so of the sail luffing, which has it's own noise and...
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    Re: You are not racist

    Good set of essays in one place. Thank you.
  19. Re: first hand accounts of Free Speech Rally

    [IMc - A bit more uplifting.]

    ‘It’s the Right Thing To Do’: Counter-Protestor Escorts Trump Supporters Through Tense Boston Crowds
    by ryan williams-jent
    August 19, 2017 1:57 PM

    ‘We’re All...
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    Re: Idiot list

    "People who don't date their best friends!" [#71]

    I'm not prejudiced but many folk are irritated if their lover dates their lover's best friend.
  21. Re: My little tribute to the fine folks of Boston who marched against the haters.

    40,000 people and only 30 arrests.
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    Re: Tiller lock / clutch suggestions ?

    A 27' boat that's touchy steering is likely a bit sensitive to weight. So even if you get her settled, the minute you go forward she'll head up.

    First, experiment a lot. Use two ties to secure...
  23. Re: TRMP Hiring Protesters for the Phoenix Intollerance Rally

    Had those actors bothered to check him out, they would have known that Trump has a long and very public record for stiffing his vendors.
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    Re: Jerry Lewis - RIP - age 91

    I never got it about Jerry Lewis. My French friends and my actor/entertainer friends tell me he's a genius. Usually I can understand even if not feel but regarding Lewis, I remain clueless. And I...
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    Re: Sailing Around at Anchor

    Some boats have an aerodynamic hull shape. The sea anchor off the stern can help. Oddly, so could a sea anchor off the bow. Put a bucket - a big bucket of density enough to sink - on the anchor...
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    Re: Constitutionally Free Speech

    I read the politifact and think it does a fair job of explaining what happened and why Obama should not have kept on with an oversimplification that would have been true only if the insurance...
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    Re: Defending Union Civil War Monuments.

    Around here the main graveyard problem is metal thieves stealing the bronze markers off veterans' graves. But the main illegal activity in graves yards remains drug dealing.
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    Re: Dick Gregory, R.I.P.

    A great person and a great loss.
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    Re: Hull strength flexibility

    A related example may be found at post #10 on http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?227453-flotation .
  30. Thread: flotation

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    Re: flotation

    Tying two threads together (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?227446-Hull-strength-flexibility), when I was a kid I replaced my dink's center thwart, originally on hanging knees, with a more...
  31. Thread: flotation

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    Re: flotation

    I love under the thwart floatation. One mistake I made was not attaching the thwart securely enough. Counting wave surge, you can easily have upward thrust more than double the nominal floatation,...
  32. Re: The Macro Beers that I will sometime lower myself to drink thread.

    I love the idea that the sign

    B B
    E E
    E E
    R R

    might cause one to think one has already had enough.
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    Re: Thomas Shelby

    Depenzzzz
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    Re: Injured and healthcare

    Before the ACA, serious injuries that were not job related (Workers' Comp) or subject to a successful tort (other at fault auto accident) were a huge problem. You're out of work long enough to lose...
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    Re: Constitutionally Free Speech

    The attacks on any (to take a term from Reconstruction) "Good Government Negro" like Obama substitute the term "lie" for simply being unable to fully meet a predictive promise. That's really nothing...
  36. Thread: flotation

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    Re: flotation

    You'll want floatation inside but since a gunnel fender is desirable anyway, why not make one of D foam with a canvass cover (synthetic, for drying).

    http://www.foamforyou.com/half%20bolsters.JPG...
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    Re: Cable cutting tools

    Since I'll be doing a lot rigging Meg and since my old cutter went down years ago with Goblin, I just got a new Felco. Pricy bugger.
  38. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    Of course, that's not all the jerk had to tweet.

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
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    Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and...
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    Re: An essay on Robert E Lee.

    Brilliant essay.
  40. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    LBJ once remarked that leadership is seeing which way the crowd is moving, getting in front of them, and shouting, "Follow me."

    Trump may have taken a page when he tweeted:

    "I want to applaud...
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    Re: The Bilge Best Quotes.

    Two and a half times is three times as much as most of us here.
  42. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    Versus just now from a friend's I Phone

    https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20934162_10155720607309082_8305652341754698078_o.jpg?oh=af8828993fd80e8c9fdb60b0c86ea4e1&oe=5A1EB2FC
  43. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    So much depends upon context.
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    Re: Why women live longer than men.

    Another reason. This pic shows one thought a woman friend had for getting some paint on. The difference between us is that she looked at this, didn't try it, and moved on to Plan B.
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    Re: Best Thing Heard Over the Radio

    Why even imagine that the schmuck is on 16?
  46. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    So far the Boston event is non-violent. Counter-demonstrators vastly outnumber the "free speech" people. The organizers of the "free speech" event are a small group of moderately conservative...
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    Re: Kurylko Alaska Capsize Test

    Excellent.

    Given how stabile she is, one wonders if the addition of a couple of Elvstrom self-bailers would enable you to simple sail or even row her dry. You need two things to make this work. ...
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    Re: Mercedes-Maybach coupe

    I love the synchronized one motor per wheel. This would be super for an off-road vehicle as then it becomes possible to have up-and-down suspension with amazing reach and controllability that could...
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    Gorsuch Veniality

    [IMc - I do not believe that it would be adequate for Gorsuch to cancel. He should never have entertained the matter in the first place. The fact that he did establishes that, were there only such...
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    Re: Message to "Antifas"

    Our Founders were fairly cunning and certainly understood the depths of human frailty, vanity, lust . . . That why so many "checks and balances". Nothing in a "pure" form is a totally good idea.
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