Fah Kiew Tu

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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    And you can see them coming from a long way away.... Love to see someone try to fit a steam engine, especially wood powered, into say a 12m sailboat. Not even the hardened anti-modernity types are that stupid. FKT
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    Bullshit. I've touched bottom at least 3 times and haven't damaged a thing. WRT wood vs hydrocarbons, Zonker has made the point. Also if you think pelletised wood is somehow green you're kidding yourselves. Look at the amount of energy that goes into getting you those pellets. If you're going to burn wood, cut it yourself, preferably with a hand-powered bow saw. My friends did exactly that so it certainly can be done. But they had a kerosene stove and a 50HP Nanni diesel. They weren't insane or martyrs to the cause... FKT
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    Impeachment: Why Now?

    Sadly, I agree with you. It's not going to happen. Neither side has the slightest interest in changing anything when they're in the majority and have the ability to do something, so nothing happens. Never thought I'd say it, but it's entirely possible I'll see the internal collapse of the USA in my lifetime. Be interesting if the States had enough and used their ability to call a Constitutional Convention, but I doubt that will ever happen either. FKT
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    Impeachment: Why Now?

    This is why I keep saying that the no 1 order of business should be fixing your dysfunctional electoral system. Eliminate gerrymandering so representatives aren't just rubber stamps. Fix the voting suppression issue once and for all. Find ways to get a much bigger percentage to actually vote. Preferential (ranked choice) voting. Maybe think of ways where primaries become binaries - they have to offer a minimum of 2 candidates. Yeah they could still offer 2 flaming nutjobs but still. Probably other things but it'd be a good start. FKT
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    The Corner

    It's unlikely I will see him, but if I do I'll pass that on. FKT
  6. MY GF picked me up on a wharf. FKT
  7. You simply don't understand the mindset of the newly rich entitled class. Everyone else is there to serve their needs. Fuck the needs of the help, that's their problem. I really hope the entire family is reduced to utter poverty. FKT
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    The Corner

    Fuck, I. *am* old, I've lost at least 50% of the brain cells I started with. And, as I said to the unlamented Bent Sailor, that still left me now with double the amount he started with. WRT Mikey, make that 5X. FKT
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    Extended Warranty Phone Solicitations

    I've done that then told them I can't bring up the control panel. When they ask why I tell them it's a Solaris computer and they hang up fast. These days I just hang up. Sure I can waste their time but I've better things to do. FKT
  10. No Twitter, no Facebook, no Instagram, no Parler. The clowns don't know how to communicate. Long may it continue. Not to mention all those trying to cross the border or find a deep hole before the FBI comes knocking on the door. Remember the old saying that treason never prospers, for one good reason. If successful, none dare call it treason. Same for sedition. But - failure to succeed is a right bitch. FKT
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    Diesel Bug and Marine 16 treatment - is it working?

    Yeah - I've a stream of small parcels arriving as the parts for 3 or 4 different boat projects arrive. I put each bit in its appropriate plastic bin and when all necessary bits are on hand, work can commence. Followed inevitably by finding out that I've overlooked something, of course. Not letting that stop me using the boat either. It is summer after all. In theory anyway. FKT
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    Cellphones and the 4th Amendment

    I'm happy to be educated on this stuff. Unlike a lot of Tom's stuff, this has a lot of relevance IMO. FKT
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    Tasteful, low-windage solar panel installations

    I put one on my boat but that was because I didn't have any gallows setup for the main sail bundle and keeping it from moving was a PITA. Lotta lines to keep tidy. I did keep the arch small and a max of 1.5m off of the deck though. And there's no crap mounted on it - yet. Probably won't be any either because the bottom batten of the main sail sweeps over the top by a matter of millimeters. Possibly a Mk 2 design in the future but it won't be any higher than this one, just a slightly different shape. Stainless tube isn't all that expensive and I get bored without new things to make. Currently that isn't a problem though. FKT
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    The Corner

    You're not cynical enough - it gives any subsequent President including Biden carte blanche to do what they will WRT Federal laws knowing that the only 2 possible restraints on them were the 25th and impeachment. What's not to like? It's similar to use of Executive Orders and ongoing emergencies - the power is there so why not (ab)use it? FKT
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    Trumpeachment Part Deux

    Yeah this. Which is why any group, Right or Left, which thinks it can take to the streets etc and overturn election results by violence needs to be trodden on - hard. And in this case, it's unequivocally the fuckwit Right and they need to be taught a lesson on how to behave. FKT