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  2. cmilliken

    Day # 8

    My only suggestion - Target three of your friends or relatives stateside who don't vote. Get them to vote. Harass them, cajole them, bribe them if necessary. Get them to vote. It doesn't even matter who or what they vote for. Just get them to vote so they can get into the habit of voting. If you believe in democracy as the best form of government, voting is the most powerful tool for change. The status quo wins when the status quo is maintained. The best way to disrupt the status quo is to get new pieces on the board - new voters. If you can get one of the three to participate, you've won this round. Otherwise, stay safe.
  3. DanimalNZ

    Autopilots

    i'm still looking into this does anyone have an opinion about the simrad Tp32 versus the Raymarine ST2000? Cheers D
  4. Cacoethesic Tom

    Police Qualified Immunity

  5. Dog

    On This Season of Riots

    To be fair most of the leftist's here will say they “don't condone” the rioting even if they can't bring themselves to condemning it. Some have defended the rioting. Clove hitch: I haven't seen any riots. I've seen active resistance and political violence, but no riots. Hasher on whether burning cars, breaking windows and looting stores is justified: Yes. It seems a small price to pay when you get to kill and abuse the black population with no end in sight.
  6. Major Tom

    Spending time in France etc.

    Arle, which is an historic town, and has an impressive aqueduct, is worth stopping at, and La Rochelle, both places are not very far off your planned route. My wife and I have spent a lot of time in France, traveling in a camper van 25 years ago as well as annual skiing trips, it is a stunning place, and as has been stressed above, avoid the peage where possible, the A roads are extremely scenic and you will miss a lot of the natural beauty if you are cruising at 120km/hr.
  7. That's almost excusable then.
  8. SPORTSCAR

    Wildthing

    The Inglis 37s were a development of Jim's earlier 36ft design, "Boundary Rider", an epic performer back in the 80's-90s with some giant killing results against much bigger boats.
  9. Erwankerauzen

    Foiling, how heavy is too heavy?

    Thank you JulianB for your crystal clear explanation, it is very rational & consistant and sorry for very late reply , recreational CFD was a bit on the back burner these last months. I would notice that on the video posted by FastYatch, these foilers monohull demonstrate great stability. Simon's remarks regarding A's & Moths performances would deserve a dedicated thread, a kind of "open source" polar datas for these high performace boats. I have been told datas exist for Moth, while for A-Cat, prohibited on-board electronics does not make it easy. (AFAIR, Only USA 230 has kindly and regulary provided us with some A-Cat polar figures) I will stop here as it is a bit off topic. Thanks & Regards
  10. Tylo

    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Hey Insolent, I noticed Barrocka was "Under offer", figured you had bought her seeing that you had posted here. However I think at 6'3 you would have struggled in a Waterline 1480! I can't offer any advice on O55L headroom, only wish you the best of luck.
  11. phillysailor

    Are you in favor of slave repatriation ?

    At the rate we are giving it away, $14 billion sounds small. A cheaper solution would be to disempower lobbyists, repeal CU, institute electoral reform and stop gerrymandering. Once the GOP has to attract the votes of minorities and otherwise more closely represent the people who vote for them, and not just the people they choose to represent, the country will get back on track.
  12. SPORTSCAR

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Had a pleasant luncheon at the newly reopened SYC with the legends LR and Recliner today and heard tales about the next BOX rule boat, also enlightened him about the new owner of the Lombard 34 already entered for the 2020 Great Race South which information he immediately passed on to the owner of said BOX rule boat, said information being received with a spirited "WTF is HE thinking?" The circle keeps on turning. BTW "Lunacy and Laughter" would look good on the T-shirts. Stay classy.
  13. Vaeredil

    Dinghys on very small keelboats

    Damn, that's a really helpful breakdown. You definitely could flesh that out into a while article. Priority wise, I think @Panoramix is spot on with the ULDB recommendation. Space is definitely at three for priority, with a tossup between low maintenance and speed for the other two. What's the name/model of that French boat? Looks like a fantastic option but definitely have never seen one in Canada for sale. What you mentioned about sailing well and still being able to claw off a lee shore at 40 knots sounds very appealing indeed.
  14. Stickers are still available, look to be in stock too!! https://westcoastsailing.net/laser-logo-sticker/
  15. jack_sparrow

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Bump for Lord's Committee Trade Hearing for tomorrow Thursday which should be interesting and this just out from Sam Lowe who is at this hearing. THE FUTURE EU-UK RELATIONSHIP AND THE (RELATIVE) CASE FOR OPTIMISM Insight Sam Lowe 02 March 2020
  16. Shortforbob

    Angry Summer

    A message from Barack Obama How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change Barack Obama Follow Jun 2 · 4 min read Seeing as he isn't a starving, shoeless Journo either, I'll post it in full. https://medium.com/@BarackObama/how-to-make-this-moment-the-turning-point-for-real-change-9fa209806067 As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change. Ultimately, it’s going to be up to a new generation of activists to shape strategies that best fit the times. But I believe there are some basic lessons to draw from past efforts that are worth remembering. First, the waves of protests across the country represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system in the United States. The overwhelming majority of participants have been peaceful, courageous, responsible, and inspiring. They deserve our respect and support, not condemnation — something that police in cities like Camden and Flint have commendably understood. On the other hand, the small minority of folks who’ve resorted to violence in various forms, whether out of genuine anger or mere opportunism, are putting innocent people at risk, compounding the destruction of neighborhoods that are often already short on services and investment and detracting from the larger cause. I saw an elderly black woman being interviewed today in tears because the only grocery store in her neighborhood had been trashed. If history is any guide, that store may take years to come back. So let’s not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it. If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves. Second, I’ve heard some suggest that the recurrent problem of racial bias in our criminal justice system proves that only protests and direct action can bring about change, and that voting and participation in electoral politics is a waste of time. I couldn’t disagree more. The point of protest is to raise public awareness, to put a spotlight on injustice, and to make the powers that be uncomfortable; in fact, throughout American history, it’s often only been in response to protests and civil disobedience that the political system has even paid attention to marginalized communities. But eventually, aspirations have to be translated into specific laws and institutional practices — and in a democracy, that only happens when we elect government officials who are responsive to our demands. Moreover, it’s important for us to understand which levels of government have the biggest impact on our criminal justice system and police practices. When we think about politics, a lot of us focus only on the presidency and the federal government. And yes, we should be fighting to make sure that we have a president, a Congress, a U.S. Justice Department, and a federal judiciary that actually recognize the ongoing, corrosive role that racism plays in our society and want to do something about it. But the elected officials who matter most in reforming police departments and the criminal justice system work at the state and local levels. It’s mayors and county executives that appoint most police chiefs and negotiate collective bargaining agreements with police unions. It’s district attorneys and state’s attorneys that decide whether or not to investigate and ultimately charge those involved in police misconduct. Those are all elected positions. In some places, police review boards with the power to monitor police conduct are elected as well. Unfortunately, voter turnout in these local races is usually pitifully low, especially among young people — which makes no sense given the direct impact these offices have on social justice issues, not to mention the fact that who wins and who loses those seats is often determined by just a few thousand, or even a few hundred, votes. So the bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform. Finally, the more specific we can make demands for criminal justice and police reform, the harder it will be for elected officials to just offer lip service to the cause and then fall back into business as usual once protests have gone away. The content of that reform agenda will be different for various communities. A big city may need one set of reforms; a rural community may need another. Some agencies will require wholesale rehabilitation; others should make minor improvements. Every law enforcement agency should have clear policies, including an independent body that conducts investigations of alleged misconduct. Tailoring reforms for each community will require local activists and organizations to do their research and educate fellow citizens in their community on what strategies work best. But as a starting point, here’s a report and toolkit developed by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and based on the work of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing that I formed when I was in the White House. And if you’re interested in taking concrete action, we’ve also created a dedicated site at the Obama Foundation to aggregate and direct you to useful resources and organizations who’ve been fighting the good fight at the local and national levels for years. I recognize that these past few months have been hard and dispiriting — that the fear, sorrow, uncertainty, and hardship of a pandemic have been compounded by tragic reminders that prejudice and inequality still shape so much of American life. But watching the heightened activism of young people in recent weeks, of every race and every station, makes me hopeful. If, going forward, we can channel our justifiable anger into peaceful, sustained, and effective action, then this moment can be a real turning point in our nation’s long journey to live up to our highest ideals. Let’s get to work. (miss me yet?) my edit WRITTEN BY Barack Obama Follow Dad, husband, President, citizen.
  17. 167149

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    if you really want to make us laugh do it with pure lucas componetry
  18. I belong to a small boat club with 7 club owned boats. One of our biggest frustrations is managing the check out of these boats for casual sailing. Does anyone have suggestions for an inexpensive scheduling application that they have had success? What suggestions do you have for a minimum amount of time to allow for a sail? These are 18 foot keelboats on moorings. They take about 10-15 mins to rig, max. Key features needed: set timeframes boats can be scheduled simple online reservations and canceling be able to view which boats are available and which are not boats with open capacity for crew show available slots per boat whatever else I have n't thought about .... like what?? Thanks in advance!!
  19. phillysailor

    What will happen in the US Nov Prez Election?

    The election will occur on time: If there is no election, the sitting president’s term expires. See the Connie for order of succession. The methods of retaining power the GOP is going to try to use are more voter purges and barriers to voting. There will be increased pressure to close poll isn’t stations only relatively poor and minority areas, possibly using coronovirus and civil disturbance as pretext. Democrats will, surprisingly, be likely to run afoul of bureaucratic nonsense calling their votes into question & related lawsuits will find their way into the docket of right-leaning judges. Outright fraud is less likely, or at least would remain small scale. Accusations that Democrats are doing it are on FOX 24/7
  20. darth reapius

    Are the riots a precursor to a new wave of Covid?

    Man, some Aboriginal here this morning decided to attack me because of my race and spit in my food. Like just because I am a white man I apparently don't care about other people? Congrats now I care less. WTF is wrong with people?
  21. astro

    “I cannot remain silent”

    BB is Bunker Boy. First time I have seen you send yourself up. Refreshing it is.
  22. SPORTSCAR

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Things you should never suggest to your Grandma to look up via Google: 1 Spit Roast 2 Facial 3 Mount Gay Etc...
  23. alphafb552

    Spending time in France etc.

    As far as Ypres and Flanders Fields is concerned, there is a lot to see. I have in the past organised tours in the area, specifically around the Ypres Salient. Just travelling through the region and seeing the multitude of military cemeteries dotting the landscape can be very sobering. PM me if you'd like more information
  24. Se7en

    Magic" cooking ingredients

    OLD white population. Stuff that my mother can't eat because it is too spicy, my kids think is bland. Of course, my daughter does only realise she is hungry when her arsehole stops burning.
  25. Shouldn't that be demilitarize the civilization population?
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