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  2. MakePHRFGreatAgain

    Niki Lauda DTS

    longest living piece of bacon ever
  3. Bus Driver

    Meanwhile, in the Republic of Gilead

    He resigned? Again? Seems like he did something like this back in 2017.
  4. Wavedancer II

    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    The Aero will have to spread its wings worldwide in the next 5-7 years. And getting additional manufacturing facilities up and running might be necessary as well.
  5. duncan (the other one)

    2019 Inflatable PFD's

    Serious question - can you even wear a foam PFD and a harness at the same time ?
  6. Fakenews

    Meanwhile, in the Republic of Gilead

    Anti abortion GOP’r is in real life actually for abortion. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/anti-abortion-rep-tim-murphy-asked-mistress-terminate/story?id=50274843
  7. MisterMoon

    Kayak Sailing Anarchy

    I tried to sail one once in a crowded anchorage in about 12 knots and all I can say is I didn't hit anything. I couldn't sail back to where I started either, but it was a nice sandy shore and not to bad a walk. I'm not a good enough sailor for one of these....
  8. tillerman

    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    I would like to think so. But what changes will have to happen in the next 4 years to change the minds of all those pro-Laser reps on the World Sailing Council?
  9. NeedAClew

    Team UK

    I am starting to become concerned that I find Ben more likeable than anyone on American Magic.
  10. basketcase

    water in foam

    i think there a word missing......
  11. Mismoyled Jiblet.

    Only the Best People

    Kris Kobach is prime Trumpalo grifter. He's MAGA.
  12. LOL. Preet was FIRED by Trump. Angry much?
  13. sculpin

    Galley equipment

    Peugeot make the best guts for pepper grinders.
  14. NaptimeAgain

    Niki Lauda DTS

    RIP. Daniel Bruhl did a good movie role on him a few years ago.
  15. mustang__1

    VR Flight Sim - OMFG!!!

    Maybe it's time for me to finally break down and get a gaming computer.... I bet I could knock Jeff down a peg or two on some 1v1
  16. Yes, I definitely noticed it was Rio. Sailing the Star looks really intimidating. That's everything to do with the boat, right? Interesting you should mention the Star being dropped. UK youth sail way back when was hard fought in Lasers by Iain and Bart (Iain won on a countback), with Ben a distant 3rd. All three won gold in 2008, then gold and two silvers in 2012. When Iain moved to the Star back in 2001/2, did he do it because his chances were higher? (Age again?) Are some saying that Iain's decision was something to do with Ben's? Bart's sailing the Finn was about size, but not Ben. But this is nothing to do with why the Finn should be returned in 2024. The PRIMARY reason to bring the Finn back is because it is the best candidate to fill a hole made by removing the offshore keelboat event. The new two person mixed offshore keelboat Olympic event is weird. The offshore keelboat event has become a experiment in Olympic sailboat racing - it is a radical departure in race management and equipment selection procedures. Offshore events are usually planned years in advance, so this is new to offshore keelboat racing too. Welcome to the Olympic throwing event. You have been selected by your national authority because you are good at throwing stuff. We announce today, December 31, 2023 that next year's throwing event will be the throwing of the gumboot. Congratulations go to Ireland, the only country to coincidentally base their selection criteria on gumboot throwing. Good luck to your next six months of training (learning) this new event. For the Olympics, athletes indulge in years of the time honored ritual of self torture - which is a rite and a right, right?
  17. Dilligaf0220

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Unless I've missed something they've happily dodged the sticky discussions of breastfeeding/vaccinations/nappies on a boat. Hell the Kardashians could learn a thing or two about using social media from this family.
  18. Navig8tor

    Drip Drip Drip

    The dyke is getting leaky however the obstruction continues: Looks like DOJ are acting as Personal lawyer and protector to the great orange fuckwit. Trump stops ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testifying to Congress Justice department says McGahn cannot be compelled to talk House panel chair Jerry Nadler condemns intervention Sabrina Siddiqui and David Smith in Washington Mon 20 May 2019 23.02 BSTLast modified on Tue 21 May 2019 00.39 BST 95 Don McGahn has been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump has blocked the former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress about the special counsel report on Russian election interference, prompting sharp criticism and even threats of impeachment. In a legal opinion released on Monday, the justice department said lawmakers on Capitol Hill cannot compel McGahn, who was subpoenaed by the House judiciary committee, to answer their questions under oath. “The Department of Justice has provided a legal opinion stating that, based on long-standing, bipartisan, and constitutional precedent, the former counsel to the president cannot be forced to give such testimony, and Mr McGahn has been directed to act accordingly,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said in a statement. “This action has been taken in order to ensure that future presidents can effectively execute the responsibilities of the office of the presidency.” McGahn is a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, often standing in the way of Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice. According to investigators, McGahn threatened to resign when the president ordered him to have Mueller fired. McGahn was also dispatched by Trump to convince the former attorney general Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. (Sessions did not heed the president’s demands.) Travelling to a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump was asked why he was asking McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena. “Well, as I understand it, they’re doing that for the office of the presidency, for future presidents,” he replied, according to a pool report. “I think it’s a very important precedent. And the attorneys say that they’re not doing that for me. They’re doing it for the office of the president. So we’re talking about the future.” The White House’s intervention was condemned by Jerry Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the judiciary committee. “The Mueller report documents a shocking pattern of obstruction of justice,” he said in a statement. “The president acted again and again – perhaps criminally – to protect himself from federal law enforcement. “Don McGahn personally witnessed the most egregious of these acts. President Trump knows this. He clearly does not want the American people to hear firsthand about his alleged misconduct, and so he has attempted to block Mr McGahn from speaking in public tomorrow.” The move is the latest example of the Trump administration’s “disdain for the law”, added Nadler, who said the committee will meet as planned on Tuesday morning and still expects McGahn to appear. Another Democratic member of the committee, David Cicilline, went further in his criticism, suggesting that impeachment of Trump would be warranted if McGahn did not respond to the subpoena. “Let me be clear: if Don McGahn doesn’t testify, it is time to open an impeachment inquiry,” he told the MSNBC network. “The president has engaged in an ongoing effort to impede our ability find the truth, to collect evidence, to do our work … No one is above the law, including the president of the United States.” Cicilline admitted he did not know if his view was shared by other members of Democratic leadership but added: “We may well be forced into a position to have to open a formal inquiry in order to facilitate the collection of the evidence that we need to see.” The justice department’s legal opinion does not prevent McGahn testifying if he so chooses, although it would be potentially at risk to his own career. Trump has mused about instructing Republicans to cease dealing with his law firm, Jones Day, the Associated Press reported. Matthew Miller, former director of the office of public affairs for the justice department, tweeted: “Just show up and testify, McGahn. This isn’t about some garden-variety Congressional-executive branch dispute, but as one of your predecessors described it, a cancer on the presidency. Think about your place in history. McGahn was subpoenaed by Nadler last month and, under instruction by the White House, failed to meet an initial deadline to appear before the committee. Nadler threatened to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress if he did not meet a second deadline of 21 May. McGahn, who left the White House last year, has increasingly become the subject of Trump’s ire following the release of the redacted Mueller report. Last week, the president tweeted he was “never a big fan” of McGahn and suggested it was the former White House counsel, and not Mueller, who was on his chopping block at the time of the investigation. The Trump administration has repeatedly blocked attempts at oversight by the Democratic-controlled House. Last month it instructed the former personnel security director Carl Kline not to testify at a hearing into alleged lapses in White House security clearance procedures. Last week the treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, refused to comply with a congressional subpoena to hand over Trump’s tax returns. Nadler’s committee has previously voted to hold the attorney general, William Barr, in contempt for refusing to provide the unredacted Mueller report and underlying evidence to Congress.
  19. animeproblem

    Foil arm testing successful

    I would propose one more test, see if the arm can be broken over A4E's head.
  20. Haligonian Winterr

    Dyneema Eye Splice: Mobius brummel v Whipping Lock

    Thin-gauge stainless seizing wire works well for splicing Lash-It and Kiteline. With the end tied around a bauble or small thimble it pulls nicely. I've gone as small as 0.5mm with needles (carefully). HW
  21. Eighteen years ago. He originally registered as a Republican in 1987, when he was 41 years old. He has been an Independent twice, a Republican three times and a Democrat from 2001 to 2009. He has been classified a hard-core Conservative since 2017.
  22. Bus Driver

    Drip Drip Drip

    I think the very essence of being a dyke is not wanting to be “plugged” by a boy, regardless of his nationality. And, yes, I know what he meant as well as the spelling variant.
  23. That's correct, it was 2006. It was 2016 when Trump feared her disclosing the facts and had Cohen pay $130,000 to her as hush money. Trump also instructed Cohen to get her to sign a non-disclosure agreement to be safe. Trump screwed up by not signing the agreement and by using the alias David Dennison. He had Cohen sign the NDA which was worthless because he wasn't party to the contract. That's how Stormy got the NDA thrown out. Sorry for the error.
  24. Fakenews

    Drip Drip Drip

    Trump’s team is the little Dutch boy trying to plug the dyke. Futile in the end.
  25. Bus Driver

    Drip Drip Drip

    How loyal will this Sekulow guy turn out to be? I have a hunch he did not act in such a manner without the knowledge of his client.
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