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  1. Dayum. He went farther than I did. He's really gone far down the well of UnPatriotism! I think he gets it wrong in one respect. A great deal of our problems, imo, stem from giving our allegiance to one party or the other. Granted, even on an issue by issue basis, the GOP is doing little to earn my vote at the moment, mostly because I did not inherit enough money to be a Good American, but that doesn't mean that the democRATS can count on my vote without earning it.
    4 points
  2. See, I knew there was a good reason I taught my Opti kids back in the mid 80s how to sail backwards!
    2 points
  3. Malarkey is a shitty Mormon. Well, a shitty human being too.
    2 points
  4. Defending. trump at all costs. He and Doggy style would continue to defend trump if he announced the kids would be sold as slaves.
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  5. I’m going to work and refitting an SR33 so I can race my own boat to Havana in March.
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  6. @Sloop John B I guess I must be a glutton for punishment I called him back after he called me three times, each time from a different random number, where I would call back and get a neighbor etc. He was very clear to tell me right off the bat that he wasn't in a hurry to sell and the boat was a great value, because the owner before him paid 42k 10 years ago and it used to be owned by doctors in Vancouver... Also that in his highly educated opinion the teak was fine and just needed to be re-caulked in place because at the bow the teak was thick enough to pull fasteners and re-counte
    2 points
  7. How did you ever get a hold of an MIT yearbook?
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  8. What DRC says. Perhaps because I am a contrarian, I got myself a long-handed hard-bristled brush for my Whisper cat - - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ABMHDD4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 -- I'll get a chance to use and report on it next week. Everyone here in SA thinks it's stupid and dorky, but we are often foiling just slower (the cat has four legs, after all), and we're two on board. So if crew can clear the weeds on-the-go with the brush, seems like a win to me.
    1 point
  9. Obama chimes in on Facebook - Today is World Refugee Day. If you've been fortunate enough to have been born in America, imagine for a moment if circumstance had placed you somewhere else. Imagine if you'd been born in a country where you grew up fearing for your life, and eventually the lives of your children. A place where you finally found yourself so desperate to flee persecution, violence, and suffering that you'd be willing to travel thousands of miles under cover of darkness, enduring dangerous conditions, propelled forward by that very human impulse to create for our kids a b
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  10. Unlikely. If Trump were to pardon him only on the charges he currently faces, then he could still face other charges, inc possibly involving Trump. While he could plead the 5th on those, more than likely Mueller would already have the evidence he needs. There's also a perjury trap.
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  11. I had the same question. The 5th amendment protects you from being compelled to testify if that testimony could place you in jeopardy of criminal prosecution. But that jeopardy is the key. You cannot be compelled to put yourself at risk. Remove the risk, and you CAN be compelled to testify. https://www.quora.com/Would-a-full-presidential-pardon-void-an-individuals-5th-amendment-protection-from-self-incrimination-on-actions-cover-by-the-pardon
    1 point
  12. One thing we've learned from Trump's recently enacted policy is that Doggy-style, Hapless Jack, TMSail, and Saorsa's unquestioning support of their Furher even extends to defending snatching babies and throwing them in concentration camps. It was a pretty simple and easy test of moral character, at which they failed miserably.
    1 point
  13. Trying to be Larry Flint didn't work so why not pretend to be environmentally aware and make pots of cash like Al Gore. Clear off and get a real job..
    1 point
  14. How about a pair of Finns in Maine. I think it's a little pricey but it is a pair. Two Finns, one stone
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  15. I think this is in part because the channels aren't as interesting to someone with access to the water. They are for the dreamers longing to get out on the water and not sure how to do it. Once you have a boat, or access to a boat, the "sold everything go sailing" story line seems a bit silly. It seems more like poor decision making. You are more interested in diesel maintenance and sail trim and planning your next cruise or charter. And you realize a lot of the youtubers get a lot of things wrong. My own viewership of these channels has gone down exponentially since actually getting into sail
    1 point
  16. Hot tip for how to de-weed really quickly: reverse. I was sailing up in toronto where you can basically ground the foil package on a thicket of weeds if you go into any corner of the harbor to close. You pick up several pounds of big ropey weeds. Backing out for a couple feet usually cleared them off the foils entirely. So basically a tack with a big stall and reverse in it. DRC
    1 point
  17. Lotus 49 driven by Jimmy Clark. Probably the car that sparked my interest in GP Racing BITD. I followed the the Circus back then via Road and Track, but have lost interest in the last decade or so as technology has ruined the sport IMHO. The 60's cars were so elemental - just enough structure to get the car over the finish line was Colin Chapman's ethos - they made the racing more dependent on driver skill than the technology - again just IMHO. Link if you want to dive down the Lotus 49 rabbit hole: http://www.grandprixhistory.org/lotus49.htm
    1 point
  18. Those trials riders are kind of like the Cirque du Soleil performers. Even while you're watching them you can't believe it is possible.
    1 point
  19. You clipped my quote, as you went inter-thread. You took out "Steve Bannon stuff. Roger Stone stuff." The ordinary .22 idea, and onslaught, was brainwashing, and it worked on Political Anarchy as well as such propaganda works on Fox News. Out. You're right, I did. Attributing Senator Feinstein's work to Steve Bannon and Roger Stone is about as smart and well-researched as anything you write. I took it out to make you look a little less idiotic, but I failed again.
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  20. Mormon Republicans are very big on family, so why is Happy Jack on the wrong side of this issue? Republican Lt. Gov of Utah Blows Up on 'Political Tribalism' In Viral Tweetstorm: 'I Want to Punch S Source: Mediaite In a late-night Tweetstorm which has garnered a great deal of attention on Wednesday morning (particularly in progressive circles), the Beehive State’s second-in-command completely blew up on what he termed “political tribalism.” “I know I shouldn’t tweet,” Cox wrote. “But I’m angry. And sad. I hate what we’ve become.” The Lt. Gov. added, “I want to punch s
    1 point
  21. And here we are calling it Doggy Style.
    1 point
  22. also, you mention pumping in light air. class rules say that the RC should fly the O flag, allowing pumping, in over 10 knot if wind. take one for a spin and then decide. where are you?
    1 point
  23. Joshua has arrived in Les Slables D'Olonne. This is the first time Suhaili and Joshua are in the same place together.
    1 point
  24. Was the ‘Law to Separate Families’ Passed in 1997 or ‘by Democrats’? There is no federal law mandating children and parents be separated at the border; a policy resulting in that outcome was enacted in May 2018. 443.9k CLAIM A "law to separate families" was enacted prior to April 2018, and the federal government is powerless not to enforce it. RATING FALSE ORIGIN In mid-June 2018, a number of readers asked about a “law to separate families,” primarily whether the purported legislation was p
    1 point
  25. The only sailor in the race that's older than I am is Jean-Luc van den Heede. I've followed the Vendee Globe since its inception, as well as the Maxi/Ultim Trimaran RTW attempts. Not to mention the World Land Speed Record attempts since I was in my early teens. I appreciate these fast machines, however, at my stage of life, I'd much prefer a Citroen 2CV or Morris Traveller than a Ferrari. Even when I was younger I drove like an old fogy. This race fits my attitude quite well...
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  26. more likely simple arrogance, a deliberate " we own you dogs" moment and a photo Op
    1 point
  27. @Dog @TMSAIL @warbird got some whataboutism for us?
    1 point
  28. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
    1 point
  29. that level of political blackmail is pretty evil.
    1 point
  30. What he's chosen to do is pretty despicable but as 'crisis' goes, he can make it all go away tomorrow morning. I won't argue good vs evil but this isn't really a crisis in that is just too easy to make go away. It's nasty politics. REALLY nasty and frankly, pretty immoral. My guess? Congress is going to formulate some sort of immigration reform with poison pills that Democrats are going to hate but with SOME sort of DACA compromise, even if it's just a 3 year kick it down the road. And then they're going to make the Democrats take the hard vote. Give me my wall or this goes on and o
    1 point
  31. I've been seeing the diagnosis "Malignant Narcissist" used a bit... https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brainstorm/201701/shrinks-battle-over-diagnosing-donald-trump Snip: Gartner, a psychologist in private practice in Baltimore and New York, author of a psychobiography of Bill Clinton, and a former instructor in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, contends that Trump “manifestly” meets the DSM-published criteria for at least three personality disorders: narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), antisocial personality disorder, and paranoid personality disorder. They are a “toxic b
    1 point
  32. Call me if everyone's too scared of lawyers to put them down. I'm old, prison doesn't sound so bad.
    1 point
  33. Cane we conteractte thisse badde juju withe the goode of schoolle resseptionistte? Welle try;
    1 point
  34. IMHO thinking by demographic is just lazy thinking. People are individuals and make individua choices Boats have become a lot cheaper, so they are more affordable.
    1 point
  35. Here is a whole bunch of old woodies...Marblehead Mass. back in the day. Circa 1906. http://www.shorpy.com/node/20918?size=_original#caption
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  36. Wildthing had the aso boards turned into symmetrical boards a while ago to make it easier to sail. It has just been sold to a Russian who intends to use it as a live aboard cruiser. This guy will makes the news for all the wrong reasons
    1 point
  37. They are coming from places where they and their children are likely to be raped and murdered at any moment. Is that a better option? Have you been following any of this?
    1 point
  38. Cool, thanks. Maybe we can discuss in more detail over a beer this summer. Back on topic, nobody loses with more style than I do. This photo is from last week's race.
    1 point
  39. Well it wasn't me, it was Bernardo arasuega and his crew. I was just a bit part player with camera's!
    1 point
  40. Ramius always goes to Starboard at the bottom half of the hour.
    1 point
  41. Actually, IMPROBABLE's tiller was 7', laminated of Kauri like the rest of her hull. In breeze-on conditions under spinny, it took 2, even 3 drivers pushing and pulling on opposite sides of the tiller. In the '71 Fastnet, running back from the Rock in a SW gale, we were the only boat to carry a spinnaker the whole way, Ron Holland, Commodore Tompkins, Dave Wahle and myself power assisting each other at the Red Rocket's helm. No roundups, the only Admirals's Cup boat we couldn't catch was the well sailed RAGAMUFFIN, overall Fastnet winner. We had some sterling racing Down Under in '73-
    1 point
  42. Do you realley thick sucha promminientte sailores deathe coude notte be herralded withe internationalle headelines and accoladdes?
    1 point
  43. I used to race an I14 named blue fOOted bOObie. The name was written in nipple font, so there were dots in the Os. When we upgraded I14s, the new one got named bOObie tOO. Though the Canadian fleet frequently refers to her as Implants since she's the boobie upgrade.
    1 point
  44. Long names on small boats makes them fast. Hard to read but it earned a Gold.
    1 point

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