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  1. Re: Two Boys in Iowa Have Been Charged With Killing Half a Million Honeybees

    I used to view incidents such as this from something like Jamie's position. I was in my 20's and righteous and had 3 young children that never caused any problems.

    I then moved to a stance that...
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    Re: Wisconsin Public Schools After ACT 10

    That's precisely what I'm referring to, an abdication of social responsibility disguised as an honorable support of "freedom". Just by taking the idea one step further we arrive at the conclusion...
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    Re: Wisconsin Public Schools After ACT 10

    Thanks for the post Tom. My sister-in-law and niece are both teachers and I can't recall the last time either spoke of changes being to their benefit. It still amazes me that there are fully grown...
  4. Thread: Midlife crisis

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    Re: Midlife crisis

    I'm right there with you L.W. at 47 and ready to chuck it all. Later this year we will be moving to wherever she finds a new job and for the first time in my life I get to just follow along and look...
  5. Thread: bigger vs wider

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    Re: bigger vs wider

    Hi Mark and also welcome to the forum.
    There are many here on the forum who can help you refine your choice of plan, all the way up to naval architects like Nick. I have nothing to offer on that...
  6. Re: Oh puhleeeze, not another celebrity Presidential candidate!

    Biden is not my first choice but I think he has a certain toughness, at least in image, that just might appeal to certain near righties. There's still way too many people that see the world through a...
  7. Thread: Green Girly Men

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    Re: Green Girly Men

    The operator of the regional dump in Eddyville, Kentucky was deeply affronted when I asked about recycling cardboard from a remodeling project we did there. His exact words were "This ain't...
  8. Thread: Oculus

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    Re: Oculus

    I'm moving over slowly to Chief Architect from a patchwork of Autocad Lt, Sketchup and cabinet design software called Mozaik. I'll be setting up a tutorial session with CA this spring to get up and...
  9. Thread: Oculus

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    Re: Oculus

    Thanks for the heads up, Ron. My attention has been drawn to be equipment lately as an upgrade to the architectural design software I use will now support vr walk-throughs. It's good to see the...
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    Re: $135,000 in damages is fair and reasonable?

    Nah Rum, the snowflake thing is a child's taunt made by adults with poor anger management skills. There's not a demographic out there that doesn't contain at least a few arrested developments.
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    Re: $135,000 in damages is fair and reasonable?

    Stupid on the baker's side, but really stupid for the plaintiffs. This judgement makes martyrs of the bakers when instead some harsh online reviews and maybe a picket or two could have sent the...
  12. Thread: Rod Rosenstein

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    Rod Rosenstein

    Regardless of what comes from the Mueller investigation, I have a lot of respect for Mr. Rosenstein. His actions in appointing a special council in spite of which way the political winds were blowing...
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    Re: A Reason To Be Glad Youíre Not Me

    +1 for you publishing a book Rob! Great stuff.
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    Re: Not that this means anything, but.....

    I would like to see someone younger as president but would love to see Biden in a cabinet position or VP if he could be talked into it. His experience would add some needed gravity to a younger...
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    Re: Breakthrough in hull technology

    I'm curious about what prop pitch they're running.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl build in NY

    Great work Jim! I also built a hollow boomkin for my Fulmar after seeing John's build thread. I'm convinced there's no way my boat would have come out as nice without all the build threads and ideas...
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    Re: Oughtred Fulmar Build

    Alan, the lattice method of planking stands out as the best technique I picked up here. It is dead accurate and really fast. In second place would be using a tick stick to pattern curved parts like...
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    Re: Oughtred Fulmar Build

    Thanks guys for the kind words. It's felt great getting back to the boat work after so long away. Last weekend I hoisted the sails for the first time in the driveway:

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    I also got the rudder...
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    Re: Oughtred Fulmar Build

    Sooo... Nineteen months later I'm back to update my build thread! Work, blah blah, etc; all good stuff but now back to getting my priorities right.

    Submission 1: A Christmas trip to the North...
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    Re: Ouch! Router mishap--what happened?

    That's a small piece of a very hard wood which can be a recipe for injury. I'm glad you weren't hurt any worse than that.

    For small pieces that need to be routed I look for ways to increase my...
  21. Thread: Vinc Scully

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    Re: Vinc Scully

    You're 90 Vin Scully.... Not a stretch to imagine you'll never watch another football game! |;)
  22. Re: Which airline would you choose when flying international?

    Air New Zealand also. Best by far that I've seen.
  23. Re: Republican tax plan letís churches endorse political candidates.

    My memory of the interview is sketchy but I recall a guest on NPR sounding the warning that the real danger is allowing other non-profits with the same filing status as churches to contribute...
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    Re: Trump's Bad, Not Mad

    I'm about half way through his book. Yes, he clearly holds Trump in contempt and rarely does a page go by without him saying so. I'll give Alan the benefit of the doubt that his comment was meant...
  25. Thread: New Toys

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    Re: New Toys

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    Westone W-30 in-ear monitors. Three drivers in each. Listening to Tidal set to HiFi (CD quality resolution) or 24bit recordings is incredible. I used to mix and produce local bands and this...
  26. Thread: Baby Driver

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    Re: Baby Driver

    Thanks Joe. I was on the fence about it but I'll give it a rent.

    Y>Y> to Wonder Woman by the way if you haven't seen it.

    Mike
  27. Thread: 202%

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    202%

    ...higher premium. That's how much my current plan will cost next year through the exchange. Thanks a bunch you big orange turd for spooking the insurance companies.

    Mike
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    Re: Tax cuts and business

    That pretty much sums it up. I accept there are fully grown people that believe in trickle down, but for the life of me I don't understand why.

    Mike
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    Re: Trump is the symptom. The cause is . . .

    The computer has made it possible to avoid paying a social price for being an a-hole. All it takes is some other a-hole who you would have never met otherwise to drop into your 4-chan thread and...
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    Re: Trump: 10 out of 10 on Puerto Rico

    "36 percent say the administrations response has been adequate"... hmmmm. I wonder which 36 percent.

    Mike
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    Re: Progress: ratchet, hatchet, pivot, ratchet

    Thanks David. I don't think I'm alone when I say I could use a little more positive context.

    Mike
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    Re: A warning for the ignoratii

    I think you are describing the American ethos that died on election day last November, Duncan. A-Rob as usual does a better job than I at expressing what's in my heart but my blue collar life and...
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    Re: Oughtred Gannet stretched, or Fulmar shrunk...

    Hey Doc, I'm just finishing up details on a lug yawl Fulmar (search Oughtred Fulmar Build). Hopefully in two weeks we will launch but for now all I can comment on is building.

    I appreciate your...
  34. Re: Epic Photobomb As The ISS Was Transiting The Sun

    Probably a descendant of the bird Randy Johnson gunned down.
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    Re: A warning for the ignoratii

    I don't know if my capacity for contempt can stretch much more. There are educated, intelligent people using all their human capital to push the kind of isht like David's cartoon, and it makes steam...
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    Re: Trumpy's Wall... "This is how we do it"

    I wonder if your "buddy" really knows what he's doing if "illegals" have kept his business from growing. I'll bet you a case of Schlafly's finest that he keeps his receipts in a shoe box until April...
  37. Thread: Kim Davis

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    Re: Kim Davis

    That woman is a class A starfish.
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    Re: Donald Trump's clear path to a second term

    The right has always mischaracterized where the majority of Democrats stand on gun control. No wait, that's too "liberal" of me; the right lies to itself and the country when it claims Democrats want...
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    Re: Stop saying things that make you weak

    Thanks ishmael. I experience that tension any time I move from knowledge into speculation without admitting it. For me, I didn't start to feel true strength until I became comfortable with being...
  40. Re: 2nd Amendment at work; something else to be proud of

    Holy crap CW, what a cross post!
  41. Re: 2nd Amendment at work; something else to be proud of

    ^ You're kidding right? All any "good guys" could have done is wasted an acre of glass. It's an asinine argument any time it's made as most of the "good guys" are bumbling fools with no real...
  42. Re: Examples of those Russia-bought Facebook ads.

    Thanks Tom for the posts. Those are are so poorly done that I'm wondering if they are chaff to distract us from more serious forms of interference...or some people are stupid enough to be swayed by...
  43. Re: Who do you want to win the Alabama GOP primary?

    I think we need Moore in the Senate for the same reasons we need Mueller to drag this out till the mid-terms; to gum up the works and keep the competent evil from organizing. So far we have the tea...
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    Re: Who does this help? Who does it hurt?

    I saw the same segment John. What struck me was one of the anti-Trump women described he average Trump voter as "wounded". That is as apt a description as I can come up with based on my own...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    I usually silently agree with most of what TomF posts ( except for his Hernia Hancock story on the architecture thread |;)) but for this post I'd like to loudly and publicly agree. I am not...
  46. Re: I predict Trump's wall idea will become passe in the face of the millions of - -

    Jared used a private server?!?! Dear God, they must be pooping themselves on Fox news... Will somebody check over there and let me know what their saying? I just got my reflux under control for the...
  47. Re: Harbinger of things to come? Dems win Republican seats

    God I hope so.
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    Re: Oh my! (no politics involved)

    There's a documentary I watched either on Netflix or Amazon that covered several of the cars mentioned above. Can't remember the name but worth watching.
  49. Re: From the Police Blotter: Stow Massachusetts

    Personal favorite: "I was just driving along and suddenly there was a sad looking elderly gentleman lying on my hood."

    I did write a report once when a grandma was hitting her adult grandson for...
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    Re: Self-Sabotaging Democrats?

    +1 on repealing Citizens United. Throw in student loan reforms, federalize usury laws, strengthen fiduciary laws governing the financial sector...

    I think the hardest thing to overcome is...
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