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  2. kent_island_sailor

    Where's all the 2A people now?

    if the "militias" were around, they would have been shooting the protesters, not the troops. Militia = Brownshirt now.
  3. mikewof

    Angry Summer

    Same as the Amber Alert system, it seems to bypass the volume control, power button. No app, it seems to be built into all the phones here, everyone gets Amber Alerts at the same moment.
  4. mathystuff

    Antifa begin to show it's colors

    Right wingers seem to think of antifa as some kind of paramilitary organisation. Likely because that's the only kind of organisation they can grasp. In reality it's just a bunch of kids with hoodies and daddy issues channeling their anger against "the system".
  5. kent_island_sailor

    Colregs ignorance

    I have had the opposite problem too and twice now. Headed to Annapolis southbound and from the Shore, I will see a ship that will cross me near the Bay Bridge,. I slowed down after clearing under the bridge to let them go by and then turn west. Looking at the AIS, I saw their speed steadily dropping. I really didn't want to be in front of them and run out of wind and/or gas right past the bridge, so I called and asked what was going on. They had pulled back to idle to have me cross ahead. I told them I would wait, come on by
  6. nacradriver

    it'sa pizza anarchy

    Hooked up with a girl from Florence once.. couldn't cook shit... but with her body, she didn't need to.
  7. burndoc

    red light camera violation

    Had an issue with a parking violation ticket from North Jersey. Called the courthouse and was told to send in a letter saying wasn't me and didn't match description of my car. That took care of it. Try calling first it does sometimes work.
  8. toddster

    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    I replaced shaft log hose last year - hard to find the really small-diameter stuff for 70's era A4-driven boats. Also hard to find stainless t-bolt hose clamps in that size - I went with an automotive exhaust part that barely seems to tighten enough - I hope. But they look darned impressive. I replaced the old coupler with the Moyer split coupler on the previous haul-out, about six years prior. So the split coupler has a shaft key, four square-head 1/4-inch bolts AND two little black set-screws. Somehow, down in the dark recesses of the engine compartment. Without going back to the house for a pair of cheaters. I totally missed/forgot the set screws. They were basically invisible to me. Consequently, I never got the shaft properly back in place. Until weeks later, I found the key in the bilge. I guess it squirted out when I pushed from outside the boat until I thought that the shaft was bottomed out. Not. I sat there with the key in my hand staring at it for quite a while, waiting for a clue to pop into my head... Damn. Sucks, getting old...
  9. d'ranger

    Invoking the insurrection act

    If Trump was revered by the GOP ala St. Ronnie you guys might have an argument. He is not, and is just the useful idiot to get the Federalists justices packed in and tax cuts delivered. Even Lindsey (most flexible Senator ever) will bail once the handwriting is on the wall. Massive voter fraud? That would require many thousands of people to be compliant and facing prison for the effort. Will there be some? Sure, including purging voters but on a large scale? No more than 2016. What helped Trump more then was social media castigating Hillary - working on the 25 years of character assassination by the RWers. Biden doesn't have that kind of baggage. Trump had the advantage of no record in office and the illusion of being the successful businessman who could drain the swamp and fix the government. Now he has shit tons of baggage that will be used against him from now until November. Trump may have entered like a lion, he will leave with a whimper and Republicans will be glad for it. For those who don't remember back before the current free fall I offered the bet for his winning with loser contributing to the charity of the winner's choice. I got 3 takers and only Jeff was willing to go more than $20. The election may be messy and mailed ballots might delay the results but Trump is going down and very few will be willing to go down with him. His 15 minutes are almost up.
  10. Trump used the US military against US citizens who were peacefully exercising their constitutional right to protest in DC. He literally tear-gassed and flash-bombed peacefully protesting citizens. All the 2A people claim that this is the type of outrage that the 2A is for - to protect against a tyrannical government overstepping their constitutional boundaries. Where are the militias to support the right of the citizens to assemble and protest peacefully?
  11. nacradriver

    What A Difference 43 Years Makes

    I have said this many times on this forum... 5 out of every 4 people have a problem with math... Ah what the hell any way, works for horse shoes and hand grenades Or, HAL 9000: Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
  12. MR.CLEAN

    Antifa begin to show it's colors

    What's the business address? Who is their resident agent? How do I get a membership card?
  13. jack_sparrow

    On This Season of Riots

    I suspect it might have been different if that incident preceeded Kent State. Few remember or even know from that day in Ohio that changed America a second volley of shots was narrowly averted following the first 60 rounds, or in 1974 all charges levied against the eight Ohio National Guardsmen for their role were dropped. Even from the key moments things go missing.
  14. Ajax

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I converted a '76 VW Beetle to battery electric drive. Later, I wanted to convert a Pinto just for fun, but never got around to it. I think it would be fun to convert all the shitty, unreliable compact cars of the 70's and 80's into reliable electric vehicles. It's not like I'd be ruining valuable classics and getting the purists all riled up. Imagine how much fun to drive they would be with the torque of an electric motor and the reliability. The only downside, is that those cars are usually pretty heavy. There was very little use of plastics, aluminum and composites back then.
  15. Sail4beer

    What A Difference 43 Years Makes

    Damn! I was hoping I was 43 again too, but I also suck at math/maths....
  16. Polls have shown that support from the evangelical community has been eroding. This was for them.
  17. Laurent

    Random PicThread

    I have to ask; how do you get there??? Do you park it there and wait for 20 years to let the trees grow through???
  18. fastyacht

    Fireballs

    All true. I have the same thought but we'll see what Admiral can do. Remember, there's the swamp yankee fix I haven't told him about yet...and he seems very keen. When you get a kid his age that has already taken the effort to cut pieces of wood and actually build a boat, you know you are already at 6 sigma from the mean and there is a lot of potential there.
  19. weightless

    How cold should the refrigerator get?

    Does it cycle on and off? Have you checked the thermostat? [Edit] How much current does it draw when running? My bad, I see it's drawing 4 amps. If that doesn't change while it is running then it suggests to me that it has a charge and the compressor is not stalled. Does it have a trouble light and do you have it hooked up? Are you getting an error code? Any hints about the brand and type? I think it's not a great idea to dump 134a into it without some specific reason to believe it will help. If you must, I suggest you avoid any that have extra ingredients in them. You local auto parts store will likely have a collection of r134a adulterated with magic stuff.
  20. Ed Lada

    Antifa begin to show it's colors

    Hey, so was my dad. 5th Army. He ended up in Rome and stayed there for the rest of the war. Met my mother there and they got married a couple of weeks after VE day.
  21. Aw, that's fantastic. Enjoy it before he turns 13 and says things like "I hate you." It is so freaking difficult to get my adult daughters to set aside a day to go sailing. When they finally do, they always love it and wonder aloud why they don't do it more often.
  22. Salona

    How cold should the refrigerator get?

    When its running normally, the coolant is at about 7psi. If that makes any difference.
  23. Alex W

    Hard dinks, nesting dinks, and why we like them

    So far he loves cycling and sailing, two of my favorite things. He has more fun sailing on the dinghy where he can touch the water and handle the sheets and tiller than on our big boat where he can't do much. He's only 3, so he has a lot of time to change his mind. That photo was taken on a Sunday. On Monday (Memorial Day) it was raining and we were trying to figure out what to do and he got so excited when I said we could go out on the little boat again.
  24. A friend had a similar problem with his drive, trouble was when the driveway washed down, it closed a major road ( A90 south of Aberdeen). He eventually solved it.. He moved house.. Just prior to that in a previous job, another friend married an Irish girl, every time he came back he had several bottles of Potcheen ( Poitin) . Apart from having lethal ABV, some were wonderful, some were painted stripper. Being true west coast Potcheen theirs was mostly potato based.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poitín
  25. Innocent Bystander

    Colregs ignorance

    Somewhere around Hooper strait one gov cup, we watched a freighter coming up the bay. We had just tacked out so hailed him at 6-7 miles to ask if he was maintaining C/S (so we could plan when to tack away). His response was classic. "I'm headed up the channel to Baltimore at 16 knots. You and your little buddies stay the fuck out of my way."
  26. Lark

    Invoking the insurrection act

    We never imagined the Senate would accept everything that Trump has already done from any President, even a rich white Republican. Russian campaign aid to Trump became a Democratic crime. Campaign finance diversion to a porn star (though she was a white female) was just a guy thing. Personal benefit from government contracts while in office, and failure to divest compromising assets was 'smart business'. There is no financial transparency. Lies are so common place its remarkable when an official government statement contains truth. Scientific agencies became propaganda wings. The only things the GOP cares about are guns, bibles and rich white people. The official response to riots in dozens of cities is to double down on police brutality, even if it means police are assaulting foreign reporters on their morning news. After all, independent news is the enemy of the state. Moderates in red states are so inundated with lies while actual news is called lies that they no longer are sure what to believe. Attacks on massive voter fraud have been leveled twice in two elections. There is no reason to believe Trump and his minions will accept defeat. There is no reason to think his lawyer (Barr) will suddenly become the people's lawyer. There is no reason to think Trump appointed judges will waver in their loyalty. I think it's all but certain any Trump defeat will be ignored as voter fraud. Those votes will be thrown out. Massive voter intimidation by the 'good people' in the militias seems increasingly likely. I fully expect them to line up near inner city poling stations, automatic weapons handy, and provide 'citizen tests' to anybody that doesn't look Scandinavian, just like the Klan did to end Reconstruction. Third Force pro Biden voter fraud will be used to muddy the waters, just as Bravo unwittingly demonstrated happening in the current riots. Last election's Republican vote fraud may be the tip of the iceberg. I predict Trump will win by at least 200 million votes.
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