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    Re: Tom Price's wife looking for answers

    Both Price and wife are physicians and really should be better informed. They join Ben Carson and a number of other political physicians as beacons of arrogant ignorance.
  2. Re: Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device

    Wonderful.
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    Re: Don't varnish over epoxy

    When I was new to it, I tried varnish over epoxy. I had no compatibility problems but the epoxy was so hard that if it took any damage it formed a crack allowing water intrusion which was then very...
  4. Re: Russian Troll Factory organizes liberals/ activists in Anti Police protests...

    There has been one form or another of provocateur infiltrating or attempting to manipulate every movement in human history. Just the modern version of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion". People...
  5. Re: Roll and tip or brush and tip labour rates?

    And avoid the mistake of the guy around here who convinced a yard of what he could not convince a professional boat finisher of - to let him do the prep. A real pro would have spotted the fact that...
  6. Re: Reinforcing carvel planks using fabric?

    CPES is way way too thin to use with glass.
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    Re: Water mills

    And a working mill in Stony Brook, since 1751

    http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/water-wheel-stony-brook-grist-mill-c1751-long-islands-most-completely-picture-id128088482
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    Re: Water mills

    In the "three Villages" where I grew up we had one replica for show mill in Setauket.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vjXqu28mtLU/Sv3bLt5tcTI/AAAAAAAADN8/jBR32R_Rj0w/s320/P1000930.JPG
  9. Re: Jeff Sessions ever changing story about his Russian contacts

    For the video and more discussion, http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?230007-Sessions-confirms-in-public-that-he-is-a-lying-little-skunk&p=5374956&highlight=#post5374956
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    More Fake News

    [IMc - Well, the real news is when Fox actually admits to anything. But really they should be admitting to willfully bad reporting. Edited to add - I just stumbled on the earlier but deleted...
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    Re: Russian Twitter troll farm

    Trump and the Russian tweets is just like Trump and the laundering of all that Russian crime cash - he's just their tool and gets it all about as well as he gets being president.

    I still don't...
  12. Re: We know about his lies... now we also know about his promises

    Not unlike all those Hollywooders who said for years, "That's just Harvey."

    Surpassing Weinstein, Trump has sublimated his limptidude from fondling one woman at a time to buggering the whole...
  13. Re: Sessions confirms in public that he is a lying little skunk.

    Sessions has three strategies that he mixes.

    Sessions will take time to address something other than the question.

    Session will float an explanation as to how his non-answer is relevant to...
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    Re: Rescued Again

    A Salty Dog in full regalia.

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tRUe2mEpkOA/U7hpYgYu83I/AAAAAAAAAN0/mvDWrI_sYMU/w800-h800/DSCN1567.JPG
  15. Re: C'dog has a growth on her right shoulder!

    She's been a wonderful friend. We can hope for a successful operation but if that's not to be at least a comfortable end, however long that may be. You've been fortunate to have her so long and...
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    Rescued Again

    [IMc - Google the guy's name for more detailed history. He seems to limp from place to place sponging off the kindness of strangers. There's good reason to post this here rather in People &...
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    Re: Another trailer suggestion needed.

    I think you're right that the boat is a bit long and a bit heavy for one axel.

    While you're at it, you might get a trailer with a meaningful wheel on the tongue jack. That will allow you to...
  18. Re: The Alt Right and Christianity ...a few surprises.

    This is just the old neo-Nazi Arianism, rejecting Christianity because it's a Middle Eastern Monotheism (MEM).
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    Re: for you do it yourself sailors

    Commercial Molly Hogan. With the swage, totally strong.
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    Re: First-Class Creative Vandalism

    Given that about nothing anti-armor is optically sighted anymore anyway, so fanciful and garish painting might be just the thing. Sort of Corita style paint jobs in vivid luminescent colors. As the...
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    Re: First-Class Creative Vandalism

    Brilliant.

    Maybe he or she can move to the US and do the same for some of our more lamentable monuments.
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    Re: Neo Nazi comes out as gay and Jewish

    Yeah, there are Log Cabin Republicans also.
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    Re: The ancient surfer in the Subaru ad.

    Great back story. Our generation - We are the people our parents warned us about. And passing our mid-sixties early seventies -- we still are - but now we're the people our children warn our...
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    Re: Question about Harvey Weinstein

    I was thinking that perhaps as we get more women and gay men into positions of power, there will be more opportunity for young men to join young women in the meat market, whether as victims or as...
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    Re: Victim of Irma

    Hope someone has the deep pockets to support the enormous amount of hard work ahead.

    G'luck
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    McCain Tells It

    The headlines give the sting "half-baked" part of McCains acceptance of the Liberty Medal. Here is the full ten minutes; actually quite moving.
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    Re: Lighthouses

    I grew up with the Old Field Point Light, one of perhaps a half dozen built in the latter 1860's to this design. The classic light house.

    The actual light was moved to a steel tower in the...
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    Re: Lighthouses

    When I was on the Upper Left Coast I loved Tillamook Rock Light.

    http://www.lighthousefriends.com/tillamook2_js.jpg
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    Puerto Ricans Dying

    [IMc - Trump's incompetence and neglect are inflicting death and suffering across the island.]

    Published on Monday, October 16, 2017, by Common Dreams

    'The People of Puerto Rico Are Dying':...
  30. Re: Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry Involved In Collision

    They were shifting from a chowder fest or something to their permanent berth across Newport Harbor. As they left the dock, one of their mooring lines was not recovered correctly and fell under the...
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    Re: The "me too" responses

    It is complex. I cannot say "me too" because no one ever forced or imposed on me in any way. But then, I came of age in the '60s reading lots of Edna St. Vincent Millay and from sixteen on being...
  32. Re: Trump Says Democrats Will Be Blamed For His ACA Sabotage

    The Trumpkins are every bit as indifferent to reality as Trump himself, every bit as without honor, every bit as determined to act stupidly.
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    Re: Question about Harvey Weinstein

    So much of the film industry is so profoundly exploitive and people like Weinstein have been doing it for so long that I really see just firing him as a hypocritical way to avoid responsibility. The...
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    Re: dipstick level

    Wipe and then stick in but don't screw down, just in and out to read.
  35. Re: Wilbur Ross, financial disclosures, and hidden assets

    It might be handy to make a list of any presidential appointees who did not lie during their confirmation process.
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    Re: Is this constitutional?

    Our federal democratic republic has both centripetal and centrifugal forces by design. Our founders distrusted almost everything carried to extreme and for that reason built in complex checks and...
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    Re: Is this constitutional?

    Our constitution pretty much gives this to the states. In states where civil death is for life, felons can never vote even after serving a sentence and paying all possible costs and fines. By that...
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    Re: Is this constitutional?

    There's a good summary of the various and eccentric state approaches to civil death and felons' voting rights at http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx . Given...
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    Re: Dumbist Tweet

    https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22450177_1699186920153105_1272278272142883834_n.jpg?oh=9c9d8edbbfa4836a5f132c339cc2b0ad&oe=5A7984AC
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    Re: Dumbist Tweet

    This thread does exhibit how liberals are ready to acknowledge when they are wrong. There are no such conversations where our Forum's righties ever note an error.
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    Re: Question about Harvey Weinstein

    From what I've read, Weinstein's behavior was exploitive but not actually criminal. Accusations against Allen stem from a woman's anger at being treated the same way she herself had treated her much...
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    Re: Dumbist Tweet

    Thank you SMARTINSEN. I'd never heard of Burrard and did not look to see how real they were. Unlike the purported of Vince Foster, this is both plausible and funny. More's the pity that I should...
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    Re: Dumbist Tweet

    "I am aware of your dyslexia, Ian, but 'dumbist' is freaking HILARIOUS!!" [#3]

    Can't I at least pretend to be making a deliberate pun?
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    Dumbist Tweet

    [IMc - Ironymeters might need a reset.]

    https://i0.wp.com/www.burrardstreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Trump-Mocks-Trudeau-For-Celebrating-Thanksgiving-6-Weeks-Early.jpg?w=1324
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    Re: Sleight of hand magic

    Always fun and sometimes useful. A friend who had learned quite a bit of slight of hand as a kid and kept developing it became an anthropologist. Doing field work on Timor he became great buddies...
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    Re: Trump killing more Muslim civilians.

    What do we do when criminals hide among non-criminals. We don't bomb city blocks to get a couple of killers. Terrorism can best be met by competent international police work and by abandoning the...
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    Re: Question about Harvey Weinstein

    People do get falsely accused of the murder of Vince Foster and selling pizza seasoned with virgins' menstrual fluids . . . We could certainly use more person friendly libel laws to curtail the...
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    Re: Question about Harvey Weinstein

    All human societies have problems with sex, love, fertility, power, oppression . . .

    I think that our society is making progress towards encouraging relationships - whether deep or shallow,...
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    Re: I have a dream... a wet one

    If you know what you are doing, a stuffing box repack can be done in water but especially if you don't know, it's much better to have the boat out.

    In the water you can get a bit of confidence...
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    Re: I have a dream... a wet one

    Modern conventional stuffing boxes use teflon. There's also a clay like glop that turns a more or less conventional stuffing box "dripless". Quite different are the more modern dripless stuffing...
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