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    Daysailing, local cruising and working on them.

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  1. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    The Republicans never fail us do they? Why would any intelligent, self respecting person want to associate themselves with such scum? It's become increasingly apparent that these kinds of people are the norm in that party, not some sort of freakish outliers.
  2. Next up, Bill Clinton!

    Clinging to his Bible and his guns eh? Who said that?
  3. Next up, Bill Clinton!

    She did win a cigar.
  4. Trump: I Should Have Left UCLA Players in Jail.

    Gyna? Where is this paradise named Gyna?
  5. another big celebrity accused

    Limbaugh doesn't know what "a 4 year degree" is? I know he's pretty stupid but could he really be that stupid?
  6. Hang the rich

    Or bought on the cuff. When our kids were little they, for a number of reasons, attended elementary school in a very high end neighbourhood. Most of the other parents appeared to be very well off - always had the latest fashion vehicles, dressed expensively, kids always dressed in "name" clothes, had addresses in the British Properties etc. Anyone looking on would think they were very wealthy. Many of them were my wife's clients so she knew the facts - they had the addresses because they were living in their parents basements, the new Volvo's & BMW's & Porsche's were leased, they all had huge consumer debt (like $100 grand at age 30 in the mid 80's), didn't have 2 nickles to rub together and in total were completely false front - all show & no go. Unless they inherited big time they were destined to live out their retirement broke on government pensions.
  7. Next up! Al Franken

    I don't think it enters into his thinking. True or false, right or wrong have no real meaning to him - "Will it get me what I want" is all he considers. It's the fundamental attitude of a psychopath - which he is.
  8. Next up! Al Franken

    And they didn't vote for him. And Clinton was worse.
  9. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    That's rather extreme nitpicking, even for you Bent.
  10. Maker Space/DIY Boat Repairs?

    Cool - have fun. Work clean if you want to stay popular.
  11. Cruising a two tonner

    The older I get the more that sort of minimalism seems to be the way to go on a boat - "the full house" luxury has less & less appeal and just looks like more & more work & inconvenience. That one is a bit extreme for my current taste but they way my attitudes keep changing, in a few years?
  12. Pointing out the potential pitfalls of a rather extreme proposition is not being a "naysayer". I think everyone here is in awe of the project and the remarkable results to date and wish PS only the best - BUT - the proposed uses of the boat - winter crossings of some of the most violent and dangerous waters on earth, RTW singlehanded on that monster etc. give one pause - or should.
  13. Coolboats to admire

    Wow!. Looks like Bruce King may have known that boat when he designed - or at least styled - the Ericson 36C.
  14. Hang the rich

    Of course they are - measuring wealth or membership in the 1% by income is almost meaningless - smart rich people have lots of ways of minimizing or masking their income. Usually done for tax purposes. Total net worth is the only really valid measure of wealth. We currently have a specific example of it here - foreign students and the like "owning" and living in multi $million houses but having zero income.
  15. Next up! Al Franken

    Well no shit - he didn't have any to abandon. Well, except "more for me" but that's a central precept of the Republicans so it was good to go.