Fah Kiew Tu

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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
  4. MY GF picked me up on a wharf. FKT
  5. 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
  8. 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
  14. Nothing to do with vile hatred - that was the clowns doing an armed forcible entry and looking for legislators. This is ensuring that consequences follow actions just in case some fuckwit with Presidential ambitions takes the wrong message away from the failure in this case. Impeach Trump and toss the bum out. Let that be a lesson to the next one who thinks of doing something similar. FKT
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    Tasteful, low-windage solar panel installations

    It's a risk but there are a lot of boats out there with panels fitted like this. Mine is. WRT breaking the panels they're remarkably robust. I had mine propped out with the props just notched and resting on the lower horizontal tube. We had one of our usual 50 knot westerlies come through, the boat was on its mooring, I look out and see a panel missing. Ooops. Lots of swearing and comments on owner/installer stupidity. A day later when I went out I found the wind had blown the panel right up & over inside the weather cloths and down on top of the aft cabin top. The panel was undamaged though so I put it back in position, re-tightened the clamps and came back ashore a happier man. Now I leave the panels vertical when I'm not on the boat. With a 100W one on top of the davits my battery bank is always fully charged anyway. FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    Yep, agree, I never use my DL for identification. I use my passport if it's a Govt body that just *has* to have a photo ID. There's no address data on an Aussie passport and it doesn't link you to vehicle registrations et al. Any private company, I'd have no qualms at all about providing fake ID. FKT
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    Tasteful, low-windage solar panel installations

    Looks kind of like a cambered junk sail but hard to see the leading edge. FKT
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    Which is about how mine is done but I can't recall ATM if I sent it back to the tank of tee'd it into the breather. FKT
  19. Lovely target on that chest - wonder if he ever read Gary Larson's cartoons? FKT
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    Now they have gone to far!!

    Removed extraneous words for you. FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    The elephant repellant on my lawn is still working, so there! FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    I find people who can intelligently disagree with my views and present a coherent argument to be intellectually stimulating. Dullard is well named and will never rise to that level. FKT
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    I've had this 'discussion' in the past though it was with the left wing types funnily enough. My usual suggestion to people who think facts are mutable or merely a matter of opinion is to step off of a high building while holding firmly to a belief that gravity is just a matter of opinion - or a mutable fact. I really, really wish that such people, including dullard here, would follow my suggestion. FKT
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Or plans to steer pretty much all the time using the autopilot remote. But yeah I can't see that wheel position working at all for me. I'm not discussing the antique marine chandlery aspects though. Motes & logs. FKT
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    Hah - that's almost exactly how my support bracket/shelf for the engine cooling water header tank is constructed. FKT