kent_island_sailor

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    Trump got rolled

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/12/trump-kim-meeting-press-conference-637544 Trump also expressed a desire to eventually remove the thousands of American stationed on the Korean peninsula, another point of contention for North Korea. "I want to get our soldiers out," he said, but noted "that’s not part of the equation right now." The remarks quickly incensed some military experts and foreign policy hawks who worried Trump was promoting Pyongyang talking points and moving too quickly to give up what they perceive as stabilizing forces in the region. But Trump argued that the joint military exercises with South Korea were "very provocative" and cost "a tremendous amount of money," complaining that Seoul doesn't foot enough of the bill. And he mentioned that the exercises require U.S. bombers to fly in six-and-a-half hours from Guam, where they are stationed. I knew this would happen. Trump is such an utter beta-cuck when dealing with what he perceives as dictators more dictatorish than he has managed to be.
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    A Form of Cruising...

    We do that sometimes. The only thing that makes it suck is when you are going north and the wind is 6 knots form the south and you end up traveling with 0 apparent wind in a cloud of exhaust. OTOH if you get a breeze it is a delight
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    Immigrant Children

    I have said this about 1,000 times. If anyone *really had the slightest thought of fixing immigration*, give any illegal a green card and $5,000 for turning in his American employer and make said American do 5 years minimum. People could sneak in and out all day long, but they wouldn't because there would be no jobs for them This will NEVER happen though. Too many of the donor class want the cheap labor around
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    A Form of Cruising...

    Maine is incredible. We are going back in August. Best thing is getting the morning paper in a wool sweater and reading about a heat wave in DC * I have never sailed all the way there. We drive up. It does not fit into a 2 week vacation and even 3 is tight. Plenty of boats up there are owned by people out of state that drive up for their summer vacation. Maine is a great place to buy a used boat - many of them are unrigged and stored in a shed except for the summer vacation sail. Essentially 1 year Florida use = probably 15 years of Maine use. Funny thing - we had a Boston Whaler one year up there with a nasty loud outboard. We saw an anchored boat from Kent Island and said hi, we are from there too. They contemplated the Whaler and asked how long it took us to get to Bar Harbor. I cracked up and said I would be deaf if I took this noisy thing all the way up the coast and pointed at the Maine registration
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    A Bitch Slap Courtesy of George Will - Vote Democratic

    http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/199226-george-will-hits-it-out-of-the-park/
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    A Bitch Slap Courtesy of George Will - Vote Democratic

    This - I drive by about 100 signs every day about people I can't vote for.
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    George Will hits it out of the park

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/vote-against-the-gop-this-november/2018/06/22/a6378306-7575-11e8-b4b7-308400242c2e_story.html?utm_term=.bef23232bac7 I love this line: Consider the melancholy example of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), who wagered his dignity on the patently false proposition that it is possible to have sustained transactions with today’s president, this Vesuvius of mendacities, without being degraded.
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    Trump got rolled

    Rolled
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    E-nav on the cheap

    Navionics on I-devices is about 100x better than iNavX. Too bad it will not take AIS data
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    A Form of Cruising...

    I have been to Tangier about 20-30 times in the fall and winter. ONCE in the summer and that was ENOUGH BTW - here is summer ICW Off technique. You spray you, your pillow, the sheets, and pretty much everything else
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    A Form of Cruising...

    When my wife managed to end up in the water in November the hard dinghy got traded for a RIB about "right f-ng now". Just sayin.........
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    A Form of Cruising...

    The lower Shore is not a place I want to be in bug season. There is a reason civilization ends at Cambridge If you go up the Choptank, you can go to the back door of Saint Mike's
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    A Form of Cruising...

    I have not seen a nettle here. Being at a marina sans air-conditioning can really be nasty. It seems about 20 degrees hotter than being anchored 1/4 mile away with the boat aimed into whatever wind there is. I have resorted to anchoring out at bedtime and coming back in the morning. There is a 12,000 BTU air conditioner used on sale for $250 at our local consignment shop. My wife is hinting it might be a nice thing to have. That $250 is a starting point though, lots of ducts and hoses to buy......... EDIT - Haven Harbor in Rock Hall has a deal for $20/day to use their dinghy dock, pool, and showers. My wife really likes that
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    1st Amendment vs Treason?

    There is no lower bound of what one should do as long as the "government is asking you to do it"? We hung people for this shit after WW II
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    1st Amendment vs Treason?

    This is exactly why I loathe Trump. One can destroy a racing series and chase everyone off and not violate one rule. One can wreck a yacht club and stay entirely within the bylaws. On a larger scale, Trump has opened the floodgates and shit-lagoon is now pouring out all over America. Besides for all the outright criminality going on, he is inspiring all kinds of things technically not against any law, but just "not done" here. Well not anymore
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    A Form of Cruising...

    No nettles yet here. I just got back from a cruise with extended family. The boat was packed to the rafters with musical instruments and video games and everything else kids drag on. They loved it , but I think I need a bigger boat! The wx has been frustrating. We got hot, cold,north wind, south wind, east wind, west wind, rain, cloulds, clear skies, and everything else all in a few days. No settled pattern at all and no consistent wind for more than an hour.
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    A Form of Cruising...

    I am *so* looking forward to the end of school schedule tyranny and being able to do long fall cruises. I would be tempted to save your vacation for post Labor Day. When our son was about 2 we did a long cruise from the middle of September to the first week of October and it was Chesapeake Heaven X10000. Among other things, you meet a lot of full time cruisers in the anchorages instead of the locals, which is fun. BTW - there is nothing more or less "cruise-ish" about sailing around the Turks and Caicos vs. going up and down the Severn River. You sail, anchor, eat, swim ,and so on both places.
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    Foreign investors say NYET to US Bond sales

    Money is a worldwide agreement to trade database entries for goods and services
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    GOP sensing trump blood in the water begin to stir

    Well prior toTrump maybe. Now it is like the guy that steals paper from the copy machine supplies vs the guy that burns the building down.
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    uS planning to pull out of UN Human Rights Council?

    I despise Trump, but the HRC is like a committee to save the whales run by Japan
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    E-nav on the cheap

    I like experimenting. YMMV
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    Shithole cities.

    This is OLD. I swear this was around before the internet Thought exercise - what exactly the fuck could the Republicans have to offer the average city? I have no idea. Would you rather be governed by people who at least pretend to want to help you when they aren't stealing shit or people who make pissing all over you a goal?
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    Shithole cities.

    This is exactly how the world sees us now - stupid, thin skinned, immature, and violent.