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    Interesting that the sport was more successful (defined as : larger grass roots participation) back when the administration was much smaller.... Today we have more medals...(Success!!??) but fewer (and shrinking) participants at grass roots level....and.... we DO HAVE a world class bureaucracy!
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    Your mistaken dear, that sound is Sparrow giving Lonely Boy a "Chinese Burn". What's a "Chinese Burn" Your Majesty? What you do before giving someone a "Titty Twister" dear. What's a "Titty Twister" ma'am? William dear, where the fuck did you find this one? She is as sharp as bait. I found her using my AIS Gran. Well dear, next time check hers is fucking turned on OK. Sorry Gran.
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    Front Page Hate for some of the AC teams and names continues from the ED. Quote "Any team built on the dirty money of an anti-environmental business like this, deserves not even an iota of support, and certainly not from us. And don’t be fooled by Ainslie’s bullshit, he sold out to the devil, and for what? To line his pockets while not winning another AC?" If you are looking for a villain in this AC, look no further than these frackers… ED: Did you really expect Ainslie to say NO to the money for his campaign? Australia 11 took Bond's money and he went to jail not long after winning the cup. The America's Cup has been riddled with "DIRTY" since it's inception.
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    I have been in both the Canadian and US health care systems. The US system is really good: if you are wealthy or have lots of insurance. The Canadian system is almost as good but serves EVERYONE. And at cost not much different than you are already paying for insurance. The quality of the US system isn't of much concern to those that can't access it.
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    From the ad: i'm getting married Someone in this world has just subscribed to a great many surprises in their life. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer -- it shan't be dull.
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    I haven’t kept up with this thread, so apologies for jumping in the middle half cocked. We could explore problems with the scientific method and universities But as is usually the case with human nature, problems are usually a matter of power (my link), money or a desperate effort to maintain one’s beliefs and behaviors however irrational (religion opposing evolution). Climate change isn’t a power issue, the deniers have the power including the senate and White House. It isn’t a money issue, the safe money is always preserving harmful income streams, not exploring potential new ones. Some of the usual crowd here have called climate change a religion, The easy path is the one that allows me to fly on vacation next month, drag the boat around with a SUV and, and ramble around in my inefficiently large house. What is the motivation to fake or create a crises? Human nature is to avoid change, or absolve oneself of responsibility when things go wrong, We’ve all seen it in our bosses. Surely there were easier ways to publish paper in the first decade, before it became settled science? Now that it’s settled science, what’s the incentive to publish a new paper? It took a long time for tectonic drift to get past skeptical scientists . Once it became mainstream it became harder and harder to find new stuff to write about. Since it didn’t interfere with corporate profits or make us feel guilty about our lifestyle, it faced less scrutiny. This is still on the NASA website. Has reality changed?
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    I guess we have to see the movie to see how much sex occurred on the barge but beyond that, it didn't sink and the project leader found out he was a nut. The latter was probably not planned but the best experimental apparatus in science always leads to discoveries you were not expecting.
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    Obama will never have a 3rd term, thanks to the poodle.
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    Say what you want about Dog, but he has made a bigly compelling argument for not electing Obama.
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    ^^^^ that's the really sad bit. That divisive genie once out is near impossible to put back in the bottle.
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    Also known as "Aggressive Attrition" What this means is that anyone good enough to get another job will, and the deadwood stays. It's an effective filter to concentrate bad workers. This is standard GOP strategy, right? Break the government so you can claim 'Government doesn't work'.
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    Richo just got told this thread is still going. Thanks and apologies to LB......
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    I'll be in Anacortes Saturday for my talk. Maybe I'll swing by and see if I can get ant photos of FLIPPER.
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    Hello from France. https://www.spindrift-racing.com/news/new-attempt-jules-verne-trophy-imminent
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    I play , coach & have administered in two of Australias great Lympix medal generators...sailing & kayaking..(you probably know about sailing's contribution to the medal tally, but for reference check out our kayaking medal history..). Two sports that the general public don't give a toss about....but the govt...Oh yes! They are really keen on those shiny lympix medals...So suddenly the money flows, and the professionals see that money and get interested in the sport...and the administrators and coaches and physios and nutritionists and sports psychs....well they need some athletes to justify their being....so they start a junior program where kids as young as 10 are being "talent scouted"...and parents are told their little darlings have "the right stuff"...and now need a coach and need to go overseas to "world champs" in Europe...and the administrators create "pathways" and "programs" and they weed out the 12 year olds who's parents aren't or can't play by the administrators rules...and the chosen few become "Youth Squad" members and they have to go overseas in the squad and be "in the program" and then there's the "under 23" program for an even smaller select few....and then...they make the exalted Lympix squad! (now with the full finance of their peak body) Hurrah!!, But even then..unless they are ranked with a medal chance....they get flicked. Ah..But for those golden children, youths and real contenders...life is closeted and paid for and completely isolated .....from the grass roots. And the Govt gets their medal tally. And the administrators rejoice (before demanding more public funding to ensure we hold our place in future medal Tallys!) And the sports? Well they're fucked!
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    On a cable railing strength isn’t really a factor. It’s supposed to be able to support someone from crashing through. The fasteners probably will be the biggest concern not the wire. Smaller wire will be less noticeable and each fitting should be a little less expensive, given the size of the project it’s probably going to add up to a fair bit of savings. On long runs I’ve used turnbuckles on each end. CS Johnson has a bunch of recommendations in their catalog about setting up cable railings. It’s worth looking at. It’s also worth knowing the local building code.
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    You fellows are doing it all wrong. Ease your pole down. If the bowman complains that you are too slow, then drop it on their head. Teaching a bowman where their place is is everybody's responsibility.
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    Men are boys with cooler toys:
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    I'm doubly lucky in my spousal unit. Firstly she's a bit obsessive as well, although mainly for work (and it's significant work), and secondly that she loves boats, though not as nerdily as do I. My (our) last sail was the mizzen staysail, and when we came into a modest legacy from a favourite uncle she looked very kindly at me and said, off you go. My gratitude and excitement was childlike. In gratitude we named the sail after him:
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    Come on, everyone knows that exercise machines are for hanging damp laundry on.
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    Even with the top floor hacked off with a chainsaw, it looks like it might topple in a stiff south wind, sitting on the hard:
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    A fun book with great stories and photos! Dick Carter's recollections of people, places, and events are encyclopedic. Lesser known are DC's innovations such as Internal halyards and tangs. He also had a halyard lock for his spinny, but that didn't work as well as hoped Nor did the trim tab... I loved reading this book and recommend it.

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