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  1. Bugsy

    Today’s Trump Deaths

    And he has an approval rating of 41%. I cannot understand this.
  2. Bugsy

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I can't find the listing, but Theodore Tugboat is for sale in Halifax. Only a half-million dollars! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/theodore-tugboat-replica-can-be-yours-for-495000-dollars-1.5652199
  3. Bugsy

    Today’s Trump Deaths

    The Lebanese are taking to the streets because government inaction and lassitude caused the deaths of about 150 people. In the USA, Trump has been responsible for probably 100,000 unnecessary deaths. But he has an approval rating of 41%
  4. I work for a very large global engineering and construction company. Business is down about 8% from last year. Some large field projects were temporarily stopped - almost all have resumed but at a slower pace. Many key projects never slowed down or stopped at all. In my local office of about 50 people, one was let go and a handful are on reduced hours (32 hours per week instead of 40). Otherwise it is full steam ahead.
  5. I think it terrific that you figured out your requirements then bought a boat that best met your requirements. You won the prize of 'coolest dad in the world' from your children. And that is cool, too.
  6. Dude has to sail north about 1,500 NM from his present position. That's about three weeks at 3 kts made good. Then make a left turn and head west.
  7. Dude has been incredibly lucky so far with wind and weather. Is currently east of south-east corner of Labrador. I must say he has made good progress. However, his weather luck is about to change......
  8. Bugsy

    Portland "officers?"

    The Germans (who know a few things about fascism) are now raising the alarm that they see fascism in the US. “The American catastrophe seems to get worse every day, but the events in Portland have particularly alarmed me as a kind of strategic experiment for fascism. The playbook from the German fall of democracy in 1933 seems well in place, including rogue military factions, the destabilization of cities, etc.” Steinberg continued, “The basic comparison involves racism as a political strategy: a racist imaginary of a pure homeland, with cities demonized as places of decadence.” ... German horror at Trump has many components. He’s the fear-mongering showman wielding nationalism, racism and violence as if the 20th century held no lessons. He’s the would-be destroyer of the multilateral institutions that brought European peace and made it possible for Germans to raise their bowed heads again. He is a fascist in the making. This is an absolutely terrifying article. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/opinion/trump-germany.html?searchResultPosition=1
  9. Bugsy

    Random PicThread

    I can't say for sure but the triangle sign in the background looks a lot like the logo for Canadian Tire. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en.html Windsor, Ontario?
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    Three Gorges dam bulging?

    I would even go so far as to assert that defying birth control to couples that don't want children and cannot afford to raise children is criminal.
  11. Bugsy

    Social Control vs Social Investment

    Mr Jzk, (or is it Ms?) You made an assertion that I don't think is supported by fact. You provided a reference to an anecdote. An anecdote is not a fact. If you are going to make assertions, you have to stand behind them. That is your job. "Anything that is stated without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." So I will state that there are a substantial number of countries that largely or entirely pay for education (Sweden, Norway, Germany and Canada come to mind) and the students in those countries generally outperform students from countries where education is paid for largely or entirely privately.
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    Social Control vs Social Investment

    Wow. You are going to have to support that statement. Please provide data on performance of students in countries where education is largely or entirely paid for by the state with performance of students in countries where education is largely or entirely private.
  13. Bugsy

    Three Gorges dam bulging?

    I am likewise not a civil engineer. However, I do know that dams are regularly and frequently checked for movement. Measurements are accurate to millimetres. There can be complex chemistry going on between the water and the concrete. This chemistry can result in gas generation, bulging and swelling of the concrete.
  14. Bugsy

    Don't MoveTo Florida

    Massacre in Frostproof “The only conflict we see is this: ‘Where’s my truck? I heard you sold the engine out of my truck,’” Sheriff Judd said. “And for that, this guy massacres three young men — 23, 27 and 30 — on their way fishing Friday night, near Frostproof. It’s gut-wrenching. This is evil in the flesh.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/22/us/florida-fishing-murders-arrest.html?searchResultPosition=1