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    Re: news to "drop" mid-day today...

    Plus 1.
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    Re: news to "drop" mid-day today...

    Who told you "Russia Gate" went away? AG Barr?
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    Re: The occupation guessing game.

    Why do you want to charge me double if I've already done half the work?
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    Re: news to "drop" mid-day today...

    Maddow sometimes takes a while to get to the point, but probably because she has thoroughly researched the FACTS as others have pointed out. I'm constantly amazed at how polarized we have become...
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    Re: An artist's statement.

    I have a good friend who is considered one of the world’s few mezzotint masters, and he makes his full time living at it. He gets great pleasure at his openings by listening to viewers assign all...
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    Re: I miss Al Franken

    I think it was before we realized how deep the orange hypocrisy would go. Maybe we thought people on both sides would do the right thing. Oh how naive we were way back then.
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    Re: CL 82" square rigger

    I was expecting a seven foot long model. :)
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    Re: Stirring the pot

    Thanks. I had no idea I had it wrong after using it for decades to the amazement and befuddlement of my friends.
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    Re: OK - so what do we do? (Political)

    One very easy thing that helps a little and we can do without getting off our lazy butts, is to sign appropriate petitions. See the Al Franken thread.
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    I miss Al Franken

    But I hear from him every once in a while personally as you can see be the greeting on this email he sent me. Heís just asking that we sign a petition, no donation involved.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    “The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes. It’s a (factually researched) historical novel about the composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his life in Soviet Russia under Stalin. Forget comparing Trump to...
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    Re: Non-vented fuel tank - leaking?

    I carry a new plastic 2.5 gallon gas can on deck. When the sun hits it it blows up like a balloon. Scares me so I open the cap and let it go back to its original shape. Then the sun goes away and the...
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    Re: Stirring the pot

    I was beginning to think that Michael was messing with us for not understanding his OP and derailing his thread. Sorry Michael, but I just don't have a clue what sativa and idica are. Must be...
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    Re: Stirring the pot

    A forum oddity I have seen before, but not for a while. My above nonsensical post appears in the thread, at least to me, but it does not show in the thread listings which show David's as being the...
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    Re: Musical interlude

    My god what a voice she had. Incredible power and color, pitch perfect control and the knowledge to use it.
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    Re: I hate this President.

    When I was a kid my mom always said that hate was a very strong word and should never be used for people. You can hate things, but not people. I absolutely hate this thing we call our president.
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    Re: Musical interlude

    This one does it for me tonight. Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle. And a great tenor sax solo.


    https://youtu.be/zZEW6d3Ka4M
  18. Thread: Spaghetti Sauce

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    Re: Spaghetti Sauce

    I always thought these get revived by someone just doing an innocent google search for spaghetti sauce and they get linked to this. Then they comment without realizing the age of the discussion. Done...
  19. Re: Who ever thought that racism would be a Presidential campaign strategy?

    You've long identified yourself and your values here, no need to keep reinforcing it.
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    Re: Spaghetti Sauce

    Paladin told me this is a ghost thread. Still a good subject tho.
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    Re: Trump under fire for racist tweets

    Here is the Fox headline on this. Why is the Pelosi line in that headline as if she is the one telling them to go back? No wonder The Trumpsters are confused.

    Trump targets freshman...
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    Re: Trump under fire for racist tweets

    Reading a book right now set in Stalin’s Russia. The parallels are scary. The more Trump and his sycophants get away with, the more they can get away with. We cannot accept this as normal.
  23. Thread: 007

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    Re: 007

    Works for me.
  24. Re: Trolling hard this morning. Who do you reckon. . .

    Oh. Didn’t mean it that way. It was a reference to an old line from a cartoon. But when I read it without that reference, I see how it would not be good. Sorry, I meant it as a compliment.
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    Beautiful! That would be a fun boat to mess about in.
  26. Re: Tablesawing food fight on Facebook! Wooden Boat Forum

    Facebook is still a thing?
  27. Re: Trolling hard this morning. Who do you reckon. . .

    Even though AndyG puts Coca-Cola in Laphroig, for some reason I suspect he is smarter than the average bear.
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    A test of intelligence that I’ve found works well, is ask someone, “A sock and a sock and a shoe and a shoe or a sock and a shoe and a sock and a shoe?”
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    Did you mean “among”?
    (I’m going for the smart assery prize. :D )
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    Boy this thread has real potential to go south in a hurry.
    (Paul, notice I didn’t capitalize “south”. )
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    Re: Quantum Entanglement

    I have a strong tendency to discount anything even hinting at paranormal or spiritual. But then along comes quantum entanglement to kinda make me go, hmmmmm.
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    Re: The book of Trump?

    Is inbreeding still a thing?
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    Re: Quantum Entanglement

    A mind should be boggled at least once per day.
  34. Thread: Yay Turtles!!

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    Re: Yay Turtles!!

    Thought it was another Ditch Mitch thread.
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    Re: Quantum Entanglement

    posted it prior to seeing your poll. :)
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    Hey. I just posted about quantum entanglement! (Of course I admitted in the same post that I’m clueless. :) )
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    Quantum Entanglement

    Spooky action at a distance, per Einstein. Fascinating stuff that I canít even come close to understanding. But it seems we now have a picture of it. To me it just points to how much we still donít...
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    Re: Evil socialised medical care

    The cost/return on my health insurance and Medicare so far have been WAY WAY out of whack. Of course at age 75, that could change tomorrow. But to this point I have been subsidizing the rest of you...
  39. Thread: Disaster!

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    Re: Disaster!

    Agreed. Straight Coke makes an excellent rust remover, but diluted with Scottish turps, its efficiency is reduced.
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    Speaking if picking nits, it occurs to me that the word sawdust has no reference to wood. :D
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    When I (stupidly) bought the pipe cutter at Harbor Freight, there were four on the shelf. All four boxes had been opened, which should have been my first clue that they don’t work. It was only 16...
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    As we found with the mast, it won’t be bright long, which is good. The sooner dark the better. I suppose I could piss on them to hurry it up, but that might take a lot of beer.
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    Voila! Now for some new paint on the cap rails. This project took just about three times the amount of time I estimated which I think is exactly the formula for estimating boat work.

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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    I think Denise suggested a pipe cutter (like a big tubing cutter). I did try it, however the only one I could find was at Harbor Freight. I did buy it because it was cheap, but I paid way too much....
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    This old workboat is already getting too fussy. When I start clocking screws, clock me upside the head. :D
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    Square was the only thing Tacoma Screw had, but why slotted?
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    What do you think? Better? :)

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    Re: Ending Citizens United

    It won't with the conservative court we have now thanks to Mitch. They're in the pocket of big money and I don't see how you fight that once its entrenched.

    However, once Mitch and Trump are...
  49. Thread: RIP Rip Torn

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    Re: RIP Rip Torn

    A long time well known wooden boat guy in Seattle is Rip Knot. Don’t know if it was coincidence or that with a name like that he had to get into boating. All around good guy as well.
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    Re: describe your ideal burger

    The Red Robin was the hangout for architecture students. I spent many hours there munching, drinking and sketching amid a haze of vegative smoke. The fact that that building was hanging on to the...
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