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B.J. Porter

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  1. Rachel Maddow very nicely showed the timeline of how Trump's idiocy led to the deaths of the soldiers in Niger. (Go ahead Trumpsters, say "Mad Cow" and make carpet muncher jokes...she's smarter and more educated than the lot of you) In brief. Chad is our ally. Chad is our friend. Chad has been helping us fight Boko Harum in Niger, supplying troops on the ground working jointly with U.S. soldiers. Trump decided to add Chad to the Muslim Ban, presumably because he's a fucking moron Anyone with a clue about Chad and diplomacy says "Don't do it, Donald, Chad is our friend." Trump does it anyway1. Chad, now being added to the "Fuck You" list by the U.S.A., decides they don't want to put troops in the field to help us anymore since we've basically accused them of exporting terror to the US. Chad starts pulling troops out of Niger American troops are left in Niger alone, without the support and numbers of allied troops Boko Harum strikes at exposed U.S. troops in the chaos caused by Chad's departure Smooth move, Asshole Don! https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/maddow-connects-the-dots-on-how-trump-adding-chad-to-his-travel-ban-may-have-gotten-soldiers-killed-in-niger/ 1 Apparently, Chad had some issues getting their paperwork in order. Some nonsense over paper for passports. The Shitforbrains-in-Chief decided this was grounds enough to add them to the Travel Ban.
  2. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    IB and KIS - both very good bits of advice. Thanks. Just for comparison...comments on my "sail away, cruise ready boat" that I live on and am actively cruising. Comparable vintage boats (1997 Hallberg-Rassy 53, +/- say three years) are running $440K to $521K in generally similar condition, and you'd be looking at an as-is, where-is deal on them for the most part unless a real deal breaker turned up in survey. I bought the boat in 2006 for $550K, and have probably put $100K or more into her in upgrades, systems, and maintenance preparatory to going cruising. If you bought it today I'd be shocked if, after survey and your planning, it would take less than 10%-15% of the cost of the boat to get it ready to go anew. Not including replacing the teak. You want to pre-emptively sort as much as you can before you go. With few exceptions, parts and equipment are almost all cheapest in the U.S.
  3. Why Trump Won't Talk About Niger

    Nope. Though if I did act like an asshole to you, I'm sure you richly deserved it. And I don't believe you about your ID, unless you are a banned sock come back.
  4. Shooting fish in a barrel.

    The stupid is strong in this one, Obi Wan. At this point if you still support Trump you are a racist or an ignoramus. Which is it?
  5. Work in Yacht Design Offices

    That's not what I want to be hearing right now, Bob!
  6. G. W. on Trumpism

  7. Shooting fish in a barrel.

    I'm saying you are full of shit, yes. You don't realize it, but you are. How many of those people do you talk to? I've been IN a single-payer country for the last year+. I have a kid with NHS coverage. You get one or two anecdotes, and the rest is the right wing garbage you get your world view from.
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I figure he's got at least six months on the grift before they kick him out.
  9. NFL 2017

    Getting ready for the game this weekend. We got flexed, so I don't have to get up at 3:00 AM to watch. Yee-haw, I get to sleep 'til it's light.
  10. Shooting fish in a barrel.

    I'm not talking about that.
  11. Shooting fish in a barrel.

    Aussies make jam out of some weird shit. I mean...Prune Jam? WTF?
  12. Shooting fish in a barrel.

    You have a man love for your boy Obama who sold his ass to every woman hating non Isreali mideastern government and you have a problem with Trump? Time to put the "big boy pants" on, don't you think?
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I must not spend enough time loitering in this thread.
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I'm safe? He said Japan. Sure as shit means he's headed this way.
  15. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Furnish really seems like a twat.
  16. Shooting fish in a barrel.

    Having never had a beer with me, reviewing my ciriculum vitae I would say yes. I'm not likely to ever have a beer with you. All we have to judge you on is what you say here. If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck...
  17. Shooting fish in a barrel.

    Save your bullshit false outrage. First of all, since you are an idiot I rarely pay attention to anything you say which isn't directed at me. Secondly, you support Trump. So you support racism and white supremacism. Period. End of story. Renounce Trump and his policies, and the party that is complicit in keeping him in power and maybe we'll take you seriously.
  18. He knew what he signed up for

    "I'm sorry for you loss Mrs. <her name here>. I appreciate your husband's sacrifice, and America appreciates that he was willing to answer the call. If there is anything my office can do for you in your time of need, please me know." It's not that hard. Even a narcissistic sociopath can read a fucking script. Here's another one: "Maybe my choice of words wasn't the best, but her pain touched me and I didn't express myself well. I'm sorry if I seemed insensitive when I called. America appreciates your husband's sacrifice." Instead of: "You're a liar." It's not his initial words that are annoying, it's the douchebaggery and lying we've seen since then. That, and he won't use their names.
  19. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas' use of SAR as a valet service is most people's objection to him. If he could get on and off shore under his own power, the begging and grifting would be merely pathetic.
  20. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Exactly my point as well Mine too. Look at all the hoopla raised by the do-gooders over the Rebel Heart business.
  21. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Sounds like he had two actual emergencies...maybe...and the rest is 100% do to his own incompetence and unwillingness to prepare for the journey at hand. Any marginally competent sailor would never have been in those situations that Rimas had no business being in. Calling SAR because you suck at sailing is not an acceptable solution to the problem.
  22. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    It's people like Rimas that will make these services more expensive. Drunk fishermen with a crap outboard? Sure, take care of them. However, if they call a Mayday because they're out of beer, I have zero problem fining the crap out of them. Rimas treats SAR like it's his personal valet service, and he doesn't even tip. That's not appropriate.