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  1. When I was chairman of sailing at a much loved local club I made this Hitler parody video for the end of season presentation night about the PHS ratings, and ripped the piss out of many of the senior members. All thought it was hilarious and the main target (a past Commodore and very prominent Brisbane businessman) even goose stepped up to podium with a Hitler mo to receive his trophy afterwards.
    6 points
  2. Mark continues to improve throughout the day. Since there have been so many setbacks, we're keeping our fingers crossed, but will wait for a few days of continued progress, before we get our hopes to high. With clear lungs that are now staying clear, the pneumonia has probably been beaten. I knock on wood, least we have another setback. Hope was in tears when donations started to roll in today. Thanks to everyone who has donated - very, very much appreciated. Thank you all again!
    6 points
  3. I got my COVID shot yesterday afternoon. The Moderna. My arm is a little sore where the microchip is settling into place. I can already tell that it is transmitting and receiving. Bill Gates is responsible for my thoughts being monitored, my actions being dictated. I am now an unwitting participant in a Deep State, Soros-funded, Clinton-controlled scheme on a scale that makes the Jewish Space Lasers look tame. This is even worse than when the Soviets tried to fluoridate our drinking water and ice cream. Before it activates completely and turns me into a half man, half dog hy
    5 points
  4. Yes Hope read the thread, and got support from it, and was surprised Hobot had such a large support group of sailors. However with the onslaught of setbacks last week that last through the weekend, she was frustrated and quite a bit overwhelmed. We talked for about an hour and a half today, while we jumped through all the hoops to get the gofundme page set up. Once we were done there was much relief by both of us, as the gofundme site, made what should have been simple, quite difficult. Hope is quite appreciative of the sailing community here on SA, and is still a bit overwhelmed tha
    5 points
  5. Fuck that shit. I don't know Mark. But, I went in for a ton.
    5 points
  6. Done A small thank you for the hours of enjoyment your picture thread has brought.
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  7. 4 points
  8. I've always been a sucker for a pretty face. Go the Bot! I haven't felt this good about SA forums in a long while! WFD, Mates!
    4 points
  9. For the hot tub? It probably just has double spreaders FB- Doug
    4 points
  10. I just set up a go fund me page for Hobot and added a donation to get the ball rolling. Any donation no matter how small would be helpful and appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-mark-vraney?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR3C0V2T7OBysBjdNgRM1-wFYNOMscQ4hVv0jgpXN83iSDl1Bz-uGl07yxc
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  11. I've received notes and letters from friends in healthcare as well as from healthcare workers I don't know. The following are a selection of those notes and letters. 1)One a nurse anesthetist who said all last year they were, "cancelling elective surgeries that could potentially result in an ICU admission due to no ICU beds. Other hospitals are not even doing electives right now. This is a huge problem! Let’s put COVID aside for a second...not doing these surgeries alone is creating a HUGE backlog. After we get done dealing with COVID, we will then have to try to get as many of the
    4 points
  12. How cool are we, a day we're not assholes but looking out for one of our brothers, I am proud of us!
    3 points
  13. Especially if the civilian is a POC.
    3 points
  14. I knew he was lying when he said he had friends.
    3 points
  15. Good idea Ed - I'll reach out to Scot, too. SA won't let me like any more posts. Must have to wait 24 hours. Thanks for all the continued donations through the night, your kindness shows through your generosity.
    3 points
  16. Hey Boomer, maybe you can put this on the SA forum, that gets many more views than here at GA I would think. I would do it but you are leading the charge and I don't want to step on your toes as it were. Also maybe you can PM Scot and he can put a blurb and a link on the mythical Front Page. I've heard that some people here have actually found it. The more exposure the better.
    3 points
  17. Poland lost 20% of its population in WW II, mostly civilians. The 2nd highest percentage in Europe. Half of the Polish people that died were Jewish, almost 3 million out of the total of 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. All of the death camps were in Poland because the Germans didn't want to do it on their own soil and it was logistically convenient given the amount of Jewish people already living in Poland. They just had to import the other half. Belarus had the highest percentage of their population killed during the war, 25%. I don't think any jokes based on ra
    3 points
  18. It is amazing that some rich folks game the system and pay lots of $$ to get a vaccine when they are not eligible, while others who are eligible to get it free invent some conspiracy theory based reason not to get it. Maybe the governments should have banned masks in order to get people to protest by wearing one. It is amazing this place has lasted almost 250 years. Unfortunately not confident we will get to 500 at this rate.
    3 points
  19. the first thing I thought of when I heard on the news that Gaetz was speaking to group of America First women was, he's addressing the Potussies at Casa Bellicosa. but I digress... I think I read his first book in the early 80s and was hooked... I think it was Tourist Trap.. immediately went to the bookstore and bought everything he'd written up to that point. Same thing with Tim Dorseys books, I think it helps to read those in order though... . they are usually cover to cover in one sitting books for me.. although as my eyes have gotten older I can't do that anymore.
    3 points
  20. The least that I could do.
    3 points
  21. I've used all my likes up for the day gentlemen. Thank you very much for your donations. Much appreciated!
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. Good morning, So much for yesterday's prediction that there wouldn't be many passing lanes - there were lots of opportunities in the islands yesterday and with low speed gybing to the finish - even more possibilities. Anyway - I have work to do so here are the rankings. There will be a wrap up tomorrow with the final results. 13-Apr 00:30UTC Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader 1
    3 points
  24. Modest proposals: audit trail on all legislation, like the red edit lines on word documents. Each bit of pork has a signature of the person paid to introduce it. Force legislators to wear the logos of their sponsors on their suits, like nascar drivers. have legislators work from their districts by zoom. Let the lobbyists travel to them. destroy citizens United. tax all political money at 100% Tax any church politicizing the pulpit. Regulate political advertising on social media and internet platforms as we used to do when people watched broadcast tv.
    3 points
  25. Perhaps you can name a country with pure capitalism. Then we could perhaps identify a monopoly therein. Your assumption that America is capitalist is cute. Since we grew beyond an agrarian economy supported by slave labor we’ve always been a mixed capitalist/socialist economy, and always will be. Go back to Ayn Rand bedtime stories. The real world is too complicated for you.
    3 points
  26. Are they really that dumb.
    2 points
  27. We’ve been there for 20 years. The obvious and now empirical answer is an emphatic no. Like Vietnam it is a civil war on the other side of the world. In Vietnam, we stupidly tried to make it a geopolitical proxy war about the fight against communism. We lost and my tennis shoes were made in ... Vietnam. Afghanistan is not about terrorism. Our presence there is terrorism. Afghanistan is about Raytheon.
    2 points
  28. Dude, you gave up more of your privacy rights when you registered on this site than you do by showing you were vaccinated. Nobody is forcing you to get vaccinated, but there is no law that says a business has to let you mingle with and infect their customers.
    2 points
  29. I'm surprised that the believers in originalist dogma even understand the concept of constitutional amendments. If the constitution was so perfect as originally written, why has it been amended 27 times - and attempted even more times? By the mere fact of including an amending formula the framers recognized that it was an imperfect, living document.
    2 points
  30. I haven’t watched it, but supposedly she was yelling taser a few times before firing, so I’m not sure that theory works. My guess is that she initially drew her gun on purpose, then decided a taser was more appropriate. In the heat of the moment, didn’t realize she hadn’t made the switch. Completely inexcusable, but the only idea I can think of.
    2 points
  31. Thanks guys - very much appreciated!
    2 points
  32. Save the stories for that book you keep promising to write.
    2 points
  33. Matt Allen and Barry Cuneo must be related to each other
    2 points
  34. I camped (sleeping bag and ground cloth) at Laguna Seca 1983 or 84. I met a couple from LA area as we observed the cork screw exit. We chatted and enjoyed each others company. They travelled similarly, tank bag, sleeping bag, canteen, each on GS 1000 or KZ 1000 or similar. Good times, Kenny was running a 570 or 630 (or some such) Yamaha concoction against the 750 USA spec 2 strokes. Good racing, good friends of the moment. Riding 190 a year later I stopped for burger in Camp Nelson or Cedar Slope. My friends from Laguna Seca were there. We chatted over burgers. They were the GoldWing in the
    2 points
  35. Has Hope read this thread? Knowing that there is this community that has sprung up around her and supporting both her and hobot has got to be a source of strength?
    2 points
  36. Some Pacific Pesos on the way ... Hey, this place is useful for something after all!
    2 points
  37. It’s called étude and it’s from Wisconsin
    2 points
  38. Done. We need to keep this thread close to the top. Donate and bump.
    2 points
  39. Just sent in a donation. Keep the fund growing.
    2 points
  40. Zezo would give you the basic concept, but of course I'm adjusting every time the forecast updates. The loose plan is... stay near 60N, and play the shifts. But... We're looking at heavy fleet compression conditions continuously all the way to the finish. Expect a pileup where no matter how good or bad (but not terrible) your routing is, you're gaining on those ahead and seeing the guys you put away yesterday coming back. Very tight margins at the finish. Maybe only a few minutes from first to 300th. So if you're a bit behind, keep the hammer down and maybe you'll produce a sur
    2 points
  41. A friend's take - A sidearm and a taser could never be confused. Not because of shape, size or weight, but because of placement. When you wear “gear” for a living, you practice and become adept at knowing where EVERY essential item is so that you can readily access it without looking down or over at it. No marine, soldier, airman or sailor has reached for an AR mag and pulled a drag grenade by accident. No police officer has ever meant to pull pepper spray, but grabbed handcuffs by accident. They are located in different positions and the we
    2 points
  42. I texted Hope twice yesterday with no response. She's frustrated and under a lot of stress. Hope texted this early this morning with no further updates, other then Hobot still clings to life. She's having problems setting up the gofund me account, so I will set it up this afternoon, after she get's home at 1300 hrs, to get me the account and routing numbers. Hope's text this morning: Hi Boomer, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I did what you told me and I can't get the account set up or kicked off. I need some help. I am at the hospital and was there all yesterday, Hobot is
    2 points
  43. North 3Di. Great sail package.
    2 points
  44. That is not true, particularly as more variants develop as folks refuse to adhere to safety measures and get vaccinated. My mother ended up with pneumonia from it after receiving both vaccine doses. She is in a very high risk group, and the course of her illness was milder than mine which is almost certainly due to having received the vaccine. Still, she did get it and did get quite ill. The best way out of this and back to a somewhat normal society and economy is with everyone pulling together and working with the best knowledge we have at any given time. The idea that getting vaccinat
    2 points
  45. For anyone who thinks that this is not a big deal if you are in a "low risk" group, you are mistaken and dangerously so. I am 52 and was very healthy coming into this, no risk factors at all. I still ended up with double pneumonia and still can't go more than a couple hours without taking a break and nodding off for half an hour. I had fever of 103 for 11 days, and required iv fluids to rehydrate. I had no idea that I even had pneumonia at the time and only went to the ER because I had become so dehydrated from the fever. Thankfully they caught the pneumonia in the ER and with treatment,
    2 points
  46. Thank God they do really come back around eventually.
    2 points

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