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  1. The president probably did not call up the Kremlin and chat with Putin. He's sly enough to not get caught in active collusion. That's why he has cutouts. But his people met with some people who kinda knew how to get an answer to some pretty specific questions on some pretty specific issues that affected Putin's money. Trump was trying to get a real estate deal done in Moscow while his son in law was worried about his failing building in NYC. His Campaign manager was trying to make things right with an oligarch ex-boss of his from whom he kinda embezzled more money than was the going rate.
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  2. ? Russia was and is the foreign state with adverse goals for our democratic process. As far as I can tell, Trump was a willing recipient of such help, and those around him pushed legal boundaries in accepting and facilitating such help. Manafort in the most transactional fashion, Jared in the dumbest and most amateurish, Flynn in the earliest identified and Trump in the most obvious/public fashion ("Russia, if you are listening...") And they have all subsequently lied about what they did. If that shouldn't trigger an investigation, then just stick a stick a fork in us. We're don
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  3. You're thinking of the blue masking tape. Just like the label says, this is Performance Plus Duct Tape. The 8979 doesn't go gooey like Gorilla Tape so it comes off quite cleanly, as long as it hasn't baked in the sun for several months. https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Performance-Plus-Duct-Tape-8979N/?N=5002385+3293242024&rt=rud Also available in red.
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  4. Beg pardon, but as an Italian much more interested in Boris Johnson’s topless sister - a MILF, definitely https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8430830/brilliant-moment-rachel-johnson-gets-strips-off-on-sky-news-the-pledge-after-naked-anti-brexit-profs-stunt-on-bbc-radio-4/ Disappointed you prudes didn’t mention this
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  5. But, like Reagan, it won't stop them from doing it again when they find a viable...... Host body.
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  6. B.J. is famous! He made it onto this database http://gm4slv.plus.com:8000/pages/php/search_table.php?today=168&selectallf=TEST&f1=2177.0&f2=2182.0&f11=2189.5&f3=2187.5&f4=4207.5&f5=6312.0&f6=8414.5&f7=12577.0&f8=16804.5&f9=156525.0&fmt=%&cat=%&tc1=%&tc2=%&fp=%&eos=%&cecc=ok&both=sep&totype=&to_mmsi=&tomidtype=COAST&to_mid=&fromtype=&from_mmsi=Evenstar&frommidtype=COAST&from_mid=&mmsi=&limit=0%2C+100&order=desc
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  7. That's probably true just out of attrition, with so many of the Republican rich being indicted.
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  8. You can hide an old post any time. Check "Options".
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  9. Okay, I have questions about this. "Homer! We're losing cooling water in reactor #3. Grab some of that fancy duct tape and give the plumbing a couple more wraps, would you?" That's like seeing a can of Fix-a-Flat in a 787 cockpit.
    1 point
  10. One those if they are witless. As Eva dent.
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  11. Not hallucinating as I do not believe that is his boat. I think he was posing as a rail spud on someone elses boat in that photo. Note that this boat has 4 functioning shrouds, and no mahi or other effects hanging from the rigging.
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  12. Moran Prairie Wall Break #6. (Funding provided by an emergency grant of dark arts money, and sculpted with a Chinese dual stage, self propelled, 179cc gas powered Snow thrower.) The break in the wall represents the longing of transients in expensive German cars to Garage in a heated 62 degree environment, using a Lift-master, model 1/2 HP, with remote control, installed inside the automobiles, to lift the monolithic 1 piece 2 car garage door. This Break in the wall Represents the Liberal ‘no borders’ political stand, ironically using snow as a medium, in contrast to the Butt
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  13. That the Russians interfered in the election is not even a question anymore. That Trump's circle of friends were connected with the Russians, and the fact that Trump himself, even before the election, was connected to the Russians is not in question. Everywhere we look we see Russians in Trump's orbit, but let's not jump to any obvious conclusion.
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  14. Fulfilling a Campaign Promise Is Not A National Emergency. This like everything associated with Trump is not going to end well.
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  15. Munchausen by proxy? Trumphausen by emergency proxy! The hits just keep on coming......
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  16. Bit late to wake up and realise you’ve been lied to! Fucking idiots.
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  17. My father is from Greece. He came to the United States on a college scholarship and changed his plans about returning to Greece after meeting my mother. My father's four siblings stayed in Greece. I have witnessed the financial hardship my aunts, uncles, and cousins have endured during the past decade. One of my cousins is now working for an American financial firm in London. His brother has told me he also plans to leave Greece when his family situation permits. The thing I find remarkable in all this is that very few Greeks want to leave the EU. This includes my family members. T
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  18. Is he asking someone to marry him ?
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  19. A; Eu does not need anything for survival regarding the Brexit. As well the UK can go alone, and the EU without UK no problem, hurts, but that is it. 1; will be welcomed by the EU 2; with pain accepted, but still accepted. 3; see2, but trade war will follow. So both UKand EU suffer. Happy Brexit on short term not possible, would be giving them money and power when they leave, it is possible but so far from reality... So not something to stop other exits. the populist exit parties will just claim to do it better and smarter then the UK The only one with a reason to step out wit
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  20. Leo first before each negotiation meeting the EU reps refer to this Flow Chart. After that I think they go Rock, Paper Scissors under the desk.
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  21. Leo that split started when the last Referendum vote was counted over 2 1/2 years ago and then got worse. Expulsion doesn't change their vote, only hardens it. And expell them for what? Representing their constituents and telling lies. Both stock in trade for every politician.
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  22. I'm hoping that Renault turn out to be the surprise of the season in power, reliability, handling and tactics. (Disclaimer: I don't give a shit about Renault the team, their shit road cars, their general Frenchness. I just want Ricciardo to have a good car!)
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  23. Boardhead, Small world. I bought Iroquois #300 hull and decks and fitted it out. Sailed it to Greece and back to the UK, fitted a 9.6m windmill to it, then gave it to my father in law who fitted 2 x 30 hp outboards. Last I heard it is sailing again in Cornwall. Loved the quadrant boards , but shape and fit were important. Had long chats with Reg White and Rod about Tornado rudder profiles, which are the same as the Iroquois. Broke a couple of rudders, until I made them vertical and kick up. Spoke to Cathy. Bullfrog/Verbatim broke it's rudder when they hit something in th
    1 point
  24. I'm still furious as hell about Israel dragging the US into the 2003 Iraq invasion. (See AF Col Karen Kwiatowski who saw it up close) (Note to self: go see "Vice") And to the extent that Israel is trying to drag the US into a war with Iran - hell yes, I'm anti-Israel as are a majority of American Jews !! How about you, you cowardly punk?
    1 point
  25. During the referendum campaign, Theresa May was a strong proponent for Remain. She made the case very strongly that Brexit would be a disaster for the economy of the UK. Following the referendum, she took the line that the people had voted and "Out means out!" She then embarked on what seems to have been a sincere effort to negotiate an exit agreement that met the promises of the Leave campaign to limit the free movement of labor across the UK border while maintaining some degree of access to the EU market. The thing that makes me suspicious about all this is that she has never def
    1 point
  26. He got such a good deal from Congress. Successfully negotiated them from their original offer of $1.6 Billion and 65 miles of fencing to $1.37 Billion and 55 miles of fencing. (F)Art of the Deal.
    1 point
  27. You’re also forgetting...Lee deForest..he was a bit of a charlatan, but he perfected the triode (in a sense, the basis of transistors), which made rectification (and amplification) of AC radio waves possible, I think. (He also was tried and acquitted for making the crazy suggestion that one day voice would be transmitted across the Atlantic —an investment scheme he set up for this purpose was regarded as an outrageous claim, and he was sued as a stock swindler —and acquitted!) His role in the triode was key in radio - but to call yourself “the father of radio” smacks if Trumpian hubris (
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  28. Mr. Ed, A bit of thread drift but, Ancor markets a nice quality crimper that works well for general electrical crimping tasks. It's made for terminals that do not have integrated shrink tube. http://www.ancorproducts.com/en/703030 The Ancor is about $60 street price, I have one in my toolbox and it provides good service. If you want higher end, TE Connectivity makes the Pro-Crimper series. You can get dies for many different applications for everything from tiny molex pins up to 10/12 AWG terminals. A typical0-dogballs AWG unit has a price of about $130. https://www.
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  29. Keye to life ist ballance
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  30. This is the hot and spicy fried chicken sammich from the Biergarten across the street from where I live It’s fuckin hotter than balls but fortunately with a flight of Belgium beers all is good
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  31. I made Guinea clam chowder. Fresh clams right off the boat, potatoes, onions, carrots, sweet corn, and celery. Steam the clams-- when they open, drain off all the juice and cook the vegetables in the juice. Mince the clams and throw them in with the cooked vegetables. Add some minced garlic, butter, Old Bay, pepper, hot paprika and white wine, and a dash of Tabasco. This is a clear broth clam chowder. Serve with toasted baguettes. Oh yeah I forgot something. Bacon! Fry up some really crispy bacon and crumble it into the chowder. How the hell did I forget the
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  32. That one looks good too. As it turns out I’m in charge of the dinner menu next week so this will be on the list. Along with snaggys suggestion.
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  33. If that's the stern section we're looking at in the third picture it's a different hull shape compared to previous boats, looks like a fairly rond short radius bottom with straight angled "Bilges" Almost shows some similarities to the center hull of a tri... Would make sense...
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  34. Wanted to confirm we've ordered another 3x 21s to arrive mid to late Spring here. That will be 4 on the West Coast by ~May. I think the goal is to land 30+ in the US this year, and adding similar amounts each year to build things up by 2022. Not going to go crazy, just steady building boats and fleets for individuals and clubs.
    1 point
  35. Please Leo, Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Tennessee moonshine....
    1 point
  36. The link you posted describes how VAT is calculated and it accords exactly as has been described to you here, but you won't accept that. The disconnect is you don't understand the subject and are making up shit.
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  37. A brief explanation of VAT, and I run a VAT registered company in the UK. 1. All VAT registered companies add VAT to their invoices to clients who reside in the VAT area (in our case, UK and EU as there is a reciprocal arrangement for VAT reclaim across the EU). 2. At the end of each VAT quarter, each company pays this invoiced VAT amount, minus the VAT they have paid on any purchases in the same period. 3. Consequently, the UK government only receives the VAT on the final sale, IF that sale is made to a company or individual that resides in the VAT area. If the final consumer d
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  39. Apparently with all the global IT might that Oracle possess (as some claim) they can't even shit out a video player app in advance of the sporting event. If they do manage to get something through the gates in the coming days, the only chance it will work OK is if few enough people try to use it.
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  40. That regatta was too fun. Editing this video taxed my salivary glands. DRC
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  41. So your logic is if they keep building hulls that are the cheapest/poorest hulls built in the dinghy business the same way the market will not change. If they start building them with foam core and proper adhesives(1980 Byte construction) then that small extra cost will limit the buyers. With a wee bit of advertising they could make a boat more people with be attracted to and not leaving. Once again this should be a non issue because they should have changed the construction 40 years ago. Current AU costs: Full rig Laser $11235 AUD Byte C2 $90
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  42. I am not arguing with that, but I have known the owner casually for many years, his fairly recent wife, just fairly recently. Something doesn't add up, and I will attempt to find out what that is. Money is not a problem for these people, unless something is really amiss, that is not obvious on the face of it. So whats to argue? If thay dointe caire, why shoude you?
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  43. The owner of Cooper Capital Slavage has a home on the cove, probably watched it go down from his kitchen.
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  44. How many yachts have you seen with curved fore peak duckboards. Remodel of biblical proportions for 1977 campaign.
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  45. Then she would not be the right boat for me Bob. A tiller or nothing.
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  46. The Mercer 44 was a collaboration of Jack English and a few others that got together after WWII. Jack had developed a system for parachute deployment at the beginning of the war and had worked previously with a man named Herbert Hooper to develop thermosetting plastics. They didn’t invent the method- they merely developed a form of plastic that wouldn’t crack upon heating and vacuum forming. He got pretty rich off of the thoughts that entered his brain. In his later years, 60’s through his late 90’s, he spent time at his estate in Island Heights, NJ painting on Masonite board. His works
    1 point
  47. Fantastic pictures Quilbily, not only of the boat which looks really cool but what an awesome place to sail. What is she?
    1 point

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