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    He knew all along - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/world/europe/trump-intelligence-russian-election-meddling-.html From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered Excerpt - WASHINGTON — Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election. The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to the C.I.A. how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation. Mr. Trump sounded grudgingly convinced, according to several people who attended the intelligence briefing. But ever since, Mr. Trump has tried to cloud the very clear findings that he received on Jan. 6, 2017, which his own intelligence leaders have unanimously endorsed. The shifting narrative underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump regularly picks and chooses intelligence to suit his political purposes. That has never been more clear than this week.
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    If true it means that all teams need extra RM to make the boat fly. Next modification will be interesting
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    Washers spread out a load in a roughly 45 deg angle from the underside of the nut to the material underneath. So... a 4mm thin washer really only spreads out the load about 5.6mm further out from the edge of the round washer ... But better than not doing it! Let's eyeball the round washer at about 60mm diameter. Area under = pi x 30^2 = 2827 mm2. New 4mm plate - now compressive area goes to 60+5.6+5.6mm in diameter. Area under = pi x 35.6^2 = 3981 mm2 or about 40% more compressive area. Not as bad as I would have thought. Isn't eyeball engineering fun?
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    Checks and Balances is just so old fashioned, now it's "I want my SCOTUS picks". The End. There is an article out today about lots of campaign money being used by Devin Nunes on personal stuff, vacations, Celtics tickets etc and nobody gives a shit. It's much like PHRF committees are running the country.
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    I don't begrudge them.....not to further your depression....these are just their yachts( I call them the unseen class)...whimsical spending....they already have lots of grand scale essential other stuff. I was doing a teak cap rail installed on a Trinity Yacht 50 M about 10 years ago , it was said to have cost 30 million at launch ...falling asleep that night I did some simple math in my head....someone making 30K a year would have to save every dollar for a ,1000 years ....I switched thoughts and went to sleep
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    Agree, although image-wise it's a bit of a black eye for the technical guys. And again, IF the amendment was signed off after June 29, all teams have got to concur Odd nobody else’s talking about this
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    That might explain why the ad says it has twin rudders. I think that one's more a candidate for Mocking Ads. It's not that ugly and the only Admirable thing is winning the headroom to LOA ratio battle. I don't think we can allow that alone to justify entry into the Society.
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    Good morning, Some comments about the selfsteering used in the 1968 race. Over the years I have read and re read the various books written by the 1968 competitors. Knox- Johnston used a home-made vane operating a trimtab aft of the rudder. He lost most of it as he entered the Roaring Forties. His boat self steered well and he did not realy miss it. Moitessier had a very simple home-made trim tab system on the rudder and it worked well. In his book he wrote that he only hand steered on about three or four occasions. Nigel Tetley had a home made system as well. Two vanes linked directly to the helm. I am going on memory here but I recall that it worked so-so but his boat self steered well enough to get him around. He would set double headsails on booms etc to balance the rig. Crowhurst had a Hasler vane on his trimaran. Bill King had a Hasler on Gallway Blazer. Interesting, but his boat was a fin and skeg design, not a full keel. He retired to Cape Town after capsizing and dismasting as he entered the Souther Ocean. Chay Blyth used a Hasler. His boat was a 30ft bilge keeler and only lasted about 400 miles after rounding the Cape of Good Hope and he retired into East London , SA. The boat simply had no chance of running before a heavy blow. John Ridgway, also on a bilgekeeler had a Hasler. He pulled out and headed to port somewhere in South America. Prior to the '68 race, both Chichester and Alec Rose went around with Hasler vanes. Regards.
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    (*edit* ooohhh....Motor Head....I gotta re-up my eyeglass prescription)
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    Interesting. Although it's true that Osprey will sometimes eat other animals, their preferred diet is fish. We very rarely see them eating anything other than fish here on the Chesapeake. When I hold them, they absolutely reek of fish because they're so exclusive. This year is the first year that osprey have intruded upon my boat. A young couple attempted to build a nest on my radar and I found fish scales and guts dropped all over my sail cover. There are artificial nesting platforms all over the Chesapeake Bay. This fellow, Greg Kearns has almost singlehandedly restored the breeding population of the Jug Bay wetlands sanctuary from almost total collapse to the largest breeding population in the US. https://www.chesapeakebay.net/news/blog/humans_of_the_chesapeake_greg_kearns He is the fellow that my wife operates with when inspecting the osprey population in the sanctuary each year. Osprey are "zygodactyl" meaning, 2 toes forward, 2 toes aft which aids their ability to snatch and hold fish out of the water. As you can see, this girl wasn't havin' any of us.
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    We've learned that 35% of the country hates 50% of the country so much, that they would rather the country be destroyed than see the other group in power.
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    Stop what you are doing and watch it. All of it. Highly recommended whether you're pro common sense gun laws or NRA nutjob. FUCKIN A. These mofos honestly want to militarize kindergartens.
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    What? Holy Fucking Shit. This is NOT Ali G. This is UNFUCKING BELIEVABLE. THIS IS CARDI B PRECURSER, FOUR YEAR OLDS WHO CAN SEE LIKE OWLS. HOLY FUCKING SHIT. Your elected representatives include incontrovertible idiots and psychopaths. Who is America? I thought I knew, but I did not. HOLY FUCKING SHIT. What Trump said today, meh. Watch this.
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    We limit the Kinderguardian program to 3 years old. They don't call them the terrible twos for nothing.
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    Um, no they don't. Some, certainly, but not anywhere even remotely close to "most".
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    Paul, if you can score a Johnson 18 at your price, do it. You don't have to sail it using all its power till your ready. A reef in the main & set the jib up for cross sheeting and go. The V 15 isn't a bad choice either. Easier to right than an MC or a J 18 but not the performance either. Also, look at a Raider. Look at all the stuff written on it on S/A..
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    Thanks, the final product will be very similar. Just need to add the hailing port.
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    Google the C&C Mega 30. Might have been ahead of it's time, but about your price range and can trailer.
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    I’m sure I was only kidding. I like this lady and think it’s fun to see her come along here!
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    Describing Republican behavior? In fairness, I'm describing rabid partisan behavior, and will admit that there's plenty of negative examples on the R side as well. Addressing race relations? I'm absolutely supportive of that, but that doesn't mean that we embark on a SJW PC mission to eradicate any word, thought or existence to which someone may take offense. The way to "fix" it is to get it out in the open, talk about it honestly, and not just ask "how do us old white guys change so we don't cause offense", and for us old white guys to also be open to the fact that there are things, perhaps unintentional, that still create bias and that need to be addressed. You don't get to that discussion by vilifying one side of it, as so many of the SJWs like to do. Immigration? Hmm - I think you're be wrong about that, and that there's a measure being proffered by the rank & file Republicans right now to bring a vote in defiance of party leadership. If we keep pointing fingers instead of figuring out solutions? Nothing's gonna get fixed. I try to constrain my comments about D behavior to rebuttals, but with the amount of crap being flung around here, it feels like I'm the guy in the video on skis smacking flying carp with a tennis racket.
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    Do you ever comment on issues outside the US?

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