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  1. Thread: like?

    by Ian McColgin
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    Re: like?

    Plenty of strings to pull on including a square foresail if you want.

    I like the cozy helm with dog house low enough to see over when astride the helm box and enough room to sit under in...
  2. Re: Arizona Congressman does not impress his family

    Sibling power.
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    I grew up sailing in winter. In warm settled weather for day sailing I often do not don a PFD. In the cold, always. I have been in cold water a few times and if I now that I am staying afloat, I...
  4. Re: Do You Think Trump Should Be On Thorazine?

    If Trump were on 250 μg LSD things might be pretty good. Failing that, give me 500 μg/day and I'll be fine.
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    [IMc - And for those who still don't grasp the point of an FBI investigation:]

    Published on Thursday, September 20, 2018, by Medium

    Judicial Nominee Background Investigations — Fact vs. Fiction...
  6. Re: as I was being handed my glass of bourbon

    I was in theology school in the early '70s. One of my classmates was the product of a long line of southern Baptist preachers and his father built a post WWII crusade church, traveling all over the...
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    Re: The 'Economist To The Oligarchs'

    Heard of this guy. Good essay. Thank you.
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    I'll attempt to take Rum_Pirate's query as good faith:

    By Dr. Ford's account there were no witnesses, just the three participants. She does not recall exactly where or when the party was. This...
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    Maybe the FBI should start with these folk:

    September 17, 2018

    To the United States Congress:

    We, of the Holton Arms Class of 1984, are writing on behalf of our friend and classmate, Dr....
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    Actually a normal background investigation, asking people their memories, would fill in the cultural background and make one version of the other more creditable. The other thing that helps...
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    Re: Boatbuilding superpower?

    I watch in awe at those who can free hand a perfect waterline, cutting up or cutting down makes no difference. That's a superpower that actually exists.
  12. Thread: The pen

    by Ian McColgin
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    Re: The pen

    He found the magic marker.

    https://compote.slate.com/images/3eb49278-7078-44a2-9432-4304cb5cf4fc.jpeg?width=1180&offset=0x0&rect=4500x3000&height=842
  13. Re: Just heard news of another mass shooting

    [IMc - That was wrong. Try again.]

    Officials: Multiple victims in shooting at Aberdeen warehouse complex

    Shooter remains at large; motorists asked to avoid area

    WBAL Updated: 11:17 AM...
  14. Re: Just heard news of another mass shooting

    This time the shooter might be a woman. One report has her in custody and on the way to a hospital.
  15. Re: Just heard news of another mass shooting

    [IMc - Seems to be still going on. This is the report from an hour and a half ago.]


    @Harford_Sheriff
    We can confirm there was a shooting in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. ...
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    Voter Fraud Caught

    [IMc - But it was not thousands of Massachusetts illegal Central Americans. It was a retired couple affluent enough to have two nice houses. When you get to the part recounting another case, that's...
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    Re: Do we even need conservatives?

    We need authentic conservatives, people of rectitude and prudence who want to conserve that which is valuable such as clear air, fair business practices, opportunity, justice, and political discourse...
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    Re: Brandon Straka - walkaway

    One problem is that much of what's out there as "Walk Away" - especially those infamous internet memes that were actually stock photos - is not, according to Straka, the real Walk Away.

    Those...
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    Good work-around. Looking forward to pix.
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    Re: Refastening with treenails

    As you've read, I love trunnels. I am of the school that does not favor wedging. Make them tight enough that you need the groove to let the air out and they will be tight enough to stay in.
    ...
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    How's my golf course?

    18 minutes ago
    Trump Asks About Site of His Golf Club During Florence Briefing

    While President Trump was briefed on the deadly, devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence, he took a moment to...
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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    Good to know about CPES. I just projected from other epoxies and mix only as much as I can use in a few minutes.
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    Re: A question for our British friends

    [IMc - US law confuses many, including US citizens. Here's a fairly clear essay on how we dare going down the slippery slop of 'say anything', or perhaps it's that we don't dare the slippery slope...
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    Re: Investigate Kavanaugh

    Not addressing Kavanaugh's general veracity, which at best is tainted by casuistry, there is no evidence of prior or subsequent sexual assaults.

    All young people should be raised understanding...
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    Re: Investigate Kavanaugh

    It's not a confession, but Kavanaugh really did say "What happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep."

    He was addressing law students at CUA Law on March 30, 2015. Below is the link. ...
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    Re: Supreme Court Gets It Right

    It's a ruling , not a decision. The Supreme Court simply declined to hear the appeal, leaving intact the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the federal district court. That latter court...
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    Supreme Court Gets It Right

    [IMc - And I am pleasantly surprised. Kavanaugh's record on the appeals court might have swung this the other way. Still could in a new case and there remains plenty of ways to funnel dark money,...
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    Re: Alan Abel Really Dead

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    Then there was Omar’s School for Beggars, a New York City institution founded amid the recession of the 1970s, which claimed to teach the nouveau poor the gentle...
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    Alan Abel Really Dead

    Alan Abel, Hoaxer Extraordinaire, Is (on Good Authority) Dead at 94

    By Margalit Fox

    Sept. 17, 2018

    Alan Abel, a professional hoaxer who for more than half a century gleefully hoodwinked the...
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    Investigate Kavanaugh

    [IMc - Dr. Ford wants an independent investigation, if not by FBI then by someone, before a Senate hearing because she does not want a simple "she said he said". The Democrats agree and also find...
  31. Re: When did Royal Navy ship's boats get transoms?

    While most depictions of shallops show double enders, some had transoms, like this rendition of Capt. John Smith's Chesapeake exploring shallop.
    ...
  32. Re: When did Royal Navy ship's boats get transoms?

    Maybe. Boats like the Bantry Bay gigs (http://atlanticchallenge.org) were certainly common by the late eighteenth century. But on their waterlines, they are very like double ended.
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    Beards on the Flight Deck

    [IMc - Something we with beards have known for years.]

    Air Canada pilots get permission to wear beards
    Researchers at SFU proved that respirator masks work effectively on bearded faces

    Anna...
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    Re: Better than a Mirage?

    I'd doubt it, at least in a good kayak hull. The Mirage has a very efficient transfer of energy from your legs to the blades, the blade area is bigger, and the Mirage can fold against the hull in...
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    Double Secret Spying on Reporters

    [IMc - Why cannot Trump realize that this is an Obama thing he should cancel, not strengthen.]

    Published on Monday, September 17, 2018, by Common Dreams

    Free Press Advocates Alarmed by US...
  36. Re: New bridge collapses into river in eastern Saskatchewan hours after opening

    I just love the office of "reeve". Lovely adaptation to democracy of a feudal term.
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    Re: Looking for a barge

    Check https://www.boats-and-harbors.com
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    Re: Scum of society

    So, is there anyone who would disagree that those who are for violence against the LGBQ community are " . . . a small percentage of the American people, virulent people. Some of them, the dregs of...
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    Rum_Pirate appears uninterested in the actual legal issues but for those interested the Maryland SoL to file a civil action where the victim in not an adult is 7 years after the victim's eighteenth...
  40. Re: Elon Musk sued (seems he got his wish)

    Used to be but then investigations revealed hazardous work conditions, deliberate under-reporting of worker injuries, union busting, and weird separation agreements in which a departing worker must...
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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    For epoxies that don't have pumps and for batches too small for even the smallest pump, I mark small cups or even clear tubes used like a pipette. One for resin, one for catalyst, third wider for...
  42. Re: Does anyone know more about this boat, and if plans are available?

    If you can't find what you want with a live designer, purchase the plans and then hire a naval architect to prepare and teach you. There are almost always little changes to be made - available...
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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    Epoxies can go wildly, frighteningly, exothermic if mixed in a hot environment, if the pot is left in sunlight, and if the volume is the pot makes it essentially self-cooking. The easiest cure is...
  44. Re: DNC Reviewing Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Deputy Chair Keith Ellison

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    A Career Blow

    Around this time, Mr. Ellison appeared on the verge of gaining a powerful new role as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

    With the party...
  45. Re: DNC Reviewing Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Deputy Chair Keith Ellison

    [IMc - For a more sober report . . . ]

    A Broken Relationship and Accusations of Emotional Abuse: The Case of Keith Ellison

    Aug. 30, 2018

    MINNEAPOLIS — When Keith Ellison became the first...
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    Re: The plot thickens

    Rum_Pirate declines any responsibility for the falsehoods he posts here. His only 'defense' is an attempt to change the subject.

    There is no sin in simply being wrong. But it's a very low form...
  47. Re: Flying my UAV over the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

    Not everyone likes being droned. Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq5vfXCTgO4
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    Re: Summons to Cruz ?

    So 'gin up'. Looked it up and nothing I thought or others thought was likely. One lexographers' theory was that it came from shortening "engine". But my favorite is from the 18th century dodge of...
  49. Re: Thor's Well' Seems to Drain to the Underworld in Incredible Photo

    Cool place.
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    Re: Summons to Cruz ?

    I somehow learned a history closer to the dictionary - It's a variation on "Dutch courage", plenty of gin before doing something risky, strange, or unusual enough that one must overcome some...
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