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  1. Rain Man

    Competent Women

    You are implying that I am suggesting there were times she wasn't. You would be wrong.
  2. Rain Man

    Competent Women

    Seems like a good time to celebrate competent women IMHO. The main issue with the thread is that it has turned into "prominent competent women". My wife, for example, was unbelievably competent during the time our kids were growing up, but that kind of competence is rarely celebrated. So, hats off to all the non-prominent but very competent women who actually make this world function. We men generally just fuck around with boats and try not to get in the way.
  3. Rain Man

    Competent Women

    Not to forget:
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    Competent Women

    I've been working on this since the start of the pandemic, and she just rips it off like it is easy:
  5. That's because there aren't any? Am I misunderstanding something? Do you mean removing it if you have to re-do it? My curved window frames with vhb tape held my acrylic windows on extremely well. It might be a problem with very thick acrylic on a curved frame.
  6. I think he hasn't. I had exactly the same setup on my Dash 34 @Bull City, and I decided there was no way to keep the fasteners and stop the leaks with acrylic windows. They expand and contract so much that they break the bond on any sealant around a fastener. I had new windows made without the screw holes and did mine with VHB tape. The install was easy - the results were great, but not perfect, because I had a few small low areas on the window edge that I didn't fill. The tape stuck initially then lifted after 6 months or so in two small areas. Had I prepared the surface properly to make it flat, this would not have happened. 5-ish years later when I sold the boat there are no additional leaks over the minor ones that developed due to inadequate prep on my part. I think there are two good choices, both of which involve ditching the fasteners. 1) If the window edge is quite flat already, consider the vhb tape solution. The tape is not terribly cheap - I had to buy a 100' roll for around $120 CAD. I used about 40' and sold the rest. Once a few people saw the results with this method they wanted to redo their windows the same way. I put the VHB tape around the edges, stuck the windows on (you get one chance only - think contact cement) then created a tape edge and used black sealant (silicone? Lifecaulk? Can't remember) to fill the remaining gap on the outer edges. If I ever had to do it again it would be super easy to clean up, but frankly I am not sure the vhb will let go without some application of heat or cutting the tape out with a wire. You would need to make sure you did not make the mistake I made. Make sure the sealing edge is flat and fair. VHB tape does come in various thicknesses - if you just have a little waviness in the edge just order a thicker tape, but be careful that the windows don't end up being proud on the frame. Scratches and gaps under a straight edge will need to be filled. To apply the inward pressure I borrowed a few suction cups from a friend, stuck them to the windows on the inside, tied them together with rope and weighted the rope. This worked very well. In my case the window frames are curved while the acrylic windows are not. I wondered if the VHB would hold them in the curve. That tape is amazing stuff - once I had the windows on I realized they were there forever. 2) As @Ishmael suggests, use the 795 adhesive. Messy, but likely the right solution if your window edges are quite rough. The adhesive will fill the gaps. You will need to apply pressure inwards while it cures - see the suction cup method above. Don't try the Sikka - I tried it and it was a disaster. I ended up scraping it off after 6 months and trying again with Lifecaulk. That was just as messy and an equal disaster. Best advice I can offer. These are the only two solutions I have heard DIY'er have success with.
  7. Rain Man

    Kellyanne Conway - Screaming Potty Mouth

    BS. She should have either not taken it in the first place or quit the first time she was asked to lie if she had a shred of morality. If she chose to lie in order to keep the job she is scum. I remember a time when politicians were asked to resign if they were caught in a deliberate lie.
  8. Rain Man

    The Patriot Party

    Anybody know why the NG ended up sleeping in a parking garage? The RW media are making a great deal of political hay out of it. Did the NG logistics people screw up and forget to organize some kind of accommodation for the troops or what?
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    Kellyanne Conway - Screaming Potty Mouth

    Not the first 15 y.o. to have a psycho mom, that's for sure. There is no excuse for mom's behaviour, but we don't know what came before or after. I saw this a lot in teaching - I was staff rep for the union and would sit in on initial discipline meetings to ensure fairness and due process. A teacher would go off on a student and the teacher's response would be way out of proportion to what the student had done. In most cases, the teacher had been putting up with all kinds of stuff from the student for months, and then finally the minor incident resulted in an inappropriate response. Everyone has their limits of tolerance. I still think posting these exchanges on social media crosses a line. She should show them to her dad, and that's it. The irony of Kellyanne accusing her daughter of lying, though, does stand out.
  10. Rain Man

    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    I was too general. The CEO himself is fair game, his wife and family may be unwitting associates to the Parler misdeeds. If his wife fully supported what Parler was doing, she deserves it, but we have no way of knowing that. There are lots of photos of her wearing Parler merch and handling weapons but I don't know if that is enough to definitively say she supported it. This might be giving her the benefit of a doubt she doesn't deserve, but still. Having said that, uttering threats against a person is probably illegal.
  11. Rain Man

    Kellyanne Conway - Screaming Potty Mouth

    Great. As if parenting teenagers isn't difficult enough, and being a teenager isn't traumatic enough, now the whole drama gets played out on social media. I detest Kellyanne Conway and her support for an immoral, dishonest president, and this public family drama is at least in part a tragic consequence of that support. But in this case the daughter is crossing a line she shouldn't cross.
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    In the meantime, Andrew Torba, the Gab CEO, posted this as the top post on the GAB newsfeed: It’s really important for Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Christians to unite against the rise of communism in the West. We share in common our love for Christ. Let’s start there and work together to stop this great evil. If not, they are coming for us all. Seriously, these people are worried about the rise of communism? How quaint. 1970 called, they want their imaginary threat back.
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    Good Luck Getting Parler, Bullshitters.

    Yes, crying shame that. The comments after that article make interesting reading too. It looks like Parler's IP might trace back to Russia from now on. I'm sure that won't bother any of the users. The false storefront page for Parler is still up, and it has a few new messages on it. They are complaining that their CEO, John Matze, and his wife, are being harassed. I hope that doesn't continue. Much as I think the content on Parler needed to be reigned in, I don't think the CEO and his family should be threatened. This ought to get the gun nutters reaching for the Kleenex:
  14. Rain Man

    IOR landfills?

    This must be Coug II? The origin of this picture says she was a Wiggers 41 from 1981.
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    IOR landfills?

    Google - Fu comes up with this in the image search.