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    Re: this is some good socialist **** right here

    excellent exposition, yes.

    a similar treatise might be written about life. life always leads to death. it can be postponed, be put in remission, at least briefly. but it is inevitable.

    we can't...
  2. Re: Sometimes I feel like an alien, a New Yorker Living In SoCal

    nice! lol.
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    Re: Favorite trucker songs?

    me and bobby mcgee opens the door for hitchhiker songs. i know i've linked this one before but it means mucho to me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NoQ3dJ5PKo
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    Re: Favorite trucker songs?

    dad had this album (double?) when i was a kid. formative, it was.

    my own kids can sing thirty thousand pounds of bananas. that makes them special, these days. it doesn't take much.
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    Re: Memes andů

    hold on a while yet ya bastid!
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    Re: Favorite trucker songs?

    she like michael jackson up in there
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    Re: Favorite trucker songs?

    i never thought about it, but kathy mattea definitely got a nose job
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    Re: Favorite trucker songs?

    dang, there's a lot of trucker songs
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    Re: Favorite trucker songs?

    might as well get this one out of the way


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5ZLJWQmss
  10. Re: Ever wondered what your car would look like if you hit a pole at speed?

    ok but, what if one car isn't moving and the other is going fifty. do they both experience the damage of a vehicle traveling into a wall at 50mph? or 25mph? or other.
  11. Thread: Robo-Lips!

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    Re: Robo-Lips!

    ewww. seriously? so gross.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    one stone and one and one tenth stone?

    i'm not good with the metric system.
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    Re: Religion's role

    i feel much the same on all counts. in a better world, supporters of reproductive choice could afford such a subtle conversation. but, we are forced to traffic in absolutes in response to absolutes.
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    and here is something interesting: ron desantis has flipped from his position of indifference towards the ukraine invasion, called putin a "war criminal". that if he could "snap his fingers" he'd...
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    Re: A trip to the dump.

    i got in a yelling match with a guy on a skip loader at the local recycler for taking a photograph of my own metal.

    by law--which i should not have obeyed--when i sold our place in the burbs i...
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    Re: A trip to the dump.

    in the older residential neighborhoods around here you don't even go to the dump. just put it out by the curb. gone in 60 seconds.

    can't be done in the newer hoods, of course. the wrath of the...
  17. Re: Ever wondered what your car would look like if you hit a pole at speed?

    yes, i would like to understand.
  18. Re: Research Ship falls over in Leith drydock

    needs sponsons
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    bah!
  20. Re: Ever wondered what your car would look like if you hit a pole at speed?

    jeepers cripes!
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    Re: Greatest nautical quote of all time

    i think that might be the one:d
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    you guys wanna hear a really pathetic tractor mechanicking story? i'm gonna tell you anyway.

    so, my little 'bota started stalling erratically last summer. just now and then at first, with...
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    Re: this is some good socialist **** right here

    name them. let me at um!

    it's not virtue signalling to note the proven facts that better diet and more exercise can reduce symptoms or even fend off entirely some diabetes. i've never heard...
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    Re: Not with a bang, but with a whimper.

    that's great.

    potential band name. or maybe the title of a book examining the human condition.
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    Re: this is some good socialist **** right here

    here's an idea to ponder.

    we all know people who can overeat and not gain weight. which means they are, in fact, particularly inefficient at storing energy. that is another gene or gene set that...
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    Re: this is some good socialist **** right here

    look how quickly you take argument for persecution.

    i am reminded how...well, too many recent cultural phenomena to list.
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    Re: this is some good socialist **** right here

    well, there is widening disconnect in many realms of inquiry and understanding, between what we discover through science and factual analysis, and what we insist on in public discourse.

    i am all...
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    Re: Not with a bang, but with a whimper.

    on a thread about looming environmental and climatic catastrophe...you want to "start with" welfare reform.

    a more perfect expression of reactionary ideology may not be possible.
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    Re: this is some good socialist **** right here

    on the other hand, isn't type 2 diabetes heritable?

    insulin treatments have been saving lives for a century now. is it not possible that insulin itself has caused an increase in type 2 diabetes? ...
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    a data point illustrating that intolerance is the projection of one's own perfidy.
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    Re: Greatest nautical quote of all time

    "thar she blows!":d
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    Re: Greatest nautical quote of all time

    <laconic> "there's one". (albacore, salmon, halibut on the line)
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    Re: House or apartment?

    there is nothing inherently evil about overeating. but if you eat out of your neighbors fridge and he dies of malnutrition?

    there is nothing inherently evil about heating your house to 80f. but...
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    Re: House or apartment?

    who are you talking at, ted.

    you and i can have our places without leveraging our economic privilege to squeeze others out of a roof over their head. i don't own an unoccupied home or an air bnb...
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    Re: San Fran reparations proposal

    if that’s what happens, yeah, we should all be upset.

    now, do you think that reparations for slavery are the same as a tax cut?
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    Re: House or apartment?

    point taken, garret. i do understand, as i indicated, that markets are local.

    i feel confident that our local market is being badly distorted by people of means investing in residential real...
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    Re: warmed up to fifty yesterday

    well, if you think labs are totally nuts, try a german shorthaired pointer. which is what fergus is.

    higher strung and more willful, in my experience, than any lab i have ever known.
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    Re: House or apartment?

    to elaborate my labor shortage analogy:

    the difference between a labor shortage and a labor surplus is only a couple percentage points. in other words, if just two out of every hundred people...
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    Re: House or apartment?

    well, "affordable housing" is what many flipper homes would be if they weren't flipped. they become less affordable because money is going into the flipper's pockets. and the problems remain, under...
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    Re: San Fran reparations proposal

    a lot like a one-time student loan cancellation. fixes nothing systemic. guaranteed to piss people off.
  41. the culture war invades scholastic wrestling

    ncaa div 1 wrestling championships just wrapped up.

    wrestling culture has always been dominated by conservative-minded folk, for some obvious reasons. but, i've never felt it to be overtly...
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    Re: House or apartment?

    i dunno. show me a flipper who genuinely "fixes" anything, and i will show you a flipper not making any money. there is good reason why flipped properties are famous for cosmetic cover ups of actual...
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    Re: House or apartment?

    if i ran the zoo, i could fix the “housing shortage” in the u.s. with a few strokes of a pen.

    no owning more than two residential properties without full time tenants.

    no “house flipping”, you...
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    Re: warmed up to fifty yesterday

    he’s been on the paleo diet
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    Re: warmed up to fifty yesterday

    first bees came out for the pussy willow, the first tree to bloom. hummingbirds were on it, too.

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    spring chickies let out to stretch their legs and necks and wings

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    mister...
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    Re: Anybody know anything about plumbing ?

    tape and dope do nada for that type of fitting. if your compression washer fails the water leaks through the top of the nut where the tube passes through, not the threads.
  47. Re: Conservative pundit can't define 'woke'

    the insistence that being "woke" means that one adheres to some version of crt is about as meaningful as insisting that conservatives adhere to "fiscal responsibility".

    just about useless, irl.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    one brake, please.

    or is that front hub a brake? internets say there is a “mini drum brake”…
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    if you put fenders on it, is it still a "bobber"? asking because i don't know.

    thought a bobber is stripped of everything it doesn't need to roll down the street....
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    Re: warmed up to fifty yesterday

    warm here today, too

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