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  1. You might want to read the bill, and what got...

    You might want to read the bill, and what got changed along the way...
  2. Thread: Letís Make a Deal

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    It would seem to me that climate change would...

    It would seem to me that climate change would improve living conditions in Greenland. The Icelanders had a colony there from 985 to 1450–1500 or so, establishing it at the beginning of a warming...
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    I, as usual, will vote for the Communist...

    I, as usual, will vote for the Communist candidate.

    Mostly because I'd feel best about cleaning up that mess :-)
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    I live in a remote rural area, on an island for...

    I live in a remote rural area, on an island for goodness sake, am about your age, and have been having some productive results with some of the online sites.
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    Firefly

    Firefly
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    No.

    No.
  7. Thread: My Alaskan Life

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    Not at all, it's just so information-rich that...

    Not at all, it's just so information-rich that I've been savoring reading it :-)
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    Not just computers, but all sorts of things...

    Not just computers, but all sorts of things misbehave. It'd drive me crazy - you can of course devise solutions to all of that, but what a pain in the patoot.

    I'm also so spoiled right now - with...
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    It sounds as if something has changed in the...

    It sounds as if something has changed in the fellow.
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    The link seems to be a bit fringe/pseudo-science...

    The link seems to be a bit fringe/pseudo-science for my taste, education, and experience.

    That said, I wouldn't like to live near those lines because of the impact they have on common and uncommon...
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    Prince of Wales Island!!! I have several...

    Prince of Wales Island!!!

    I have several friends who tell me I should move there some day, I've been planning to come up and visit sometime in the next few years.

    Welcome!
  12. How odd.

    How odd.
  13. Thread: Bicycling....

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    I think that is a big issue - there are clearly...

    I think that is a big issue - there are clearly different sorts of trails you'd want to construct to cover the "recreation/nature" use, and the "bicycles as efficient transportation" uses. Using the...
  14. Thread: Bicycling....

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    On "aggressive" or "fast" cyclists vs....

    On "aggressive" or "fast" cyclists vs. pedestrians on trails.

    There's a difference between a bicyclist out for a pleasant day's sight-seeing, moseying along at 8-10 mph, looking at birds, smelling...
  15. Thread: Bicycling....

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    I went with the pure-human Brompton. The...

    I went with the pure-human Brompton. The electric one is nice, but it is heavier, and you have to deal with the battery bag after you fold it up, and I thought this reduced its utility as a...
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    I suspect if you cut the military budget 50%, you...

    I suspect if you cut the military budget 50%, you might well be able to reduce taxes.

    Any discussion of "reasonable levels" of federal income tax rates would have to look at the *effective* tax...
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    We can start by cutting the military budget 50%.

    We can start by cutting the military budget 50%.
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    https://www.marianne2020.com/issues/lgbtq-rights...

    https://www.marianne2020.com/issues/lgbtq-rights

    It looks pretty tame, except at the very end. For some reason this bit raises my hackles:



    I'm not sure whoever wrote this quite understood...
  19. Thread: Bicycling....

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    Some of the bike trails I encountered in the UK...

    Some of the bike trails I encountered in the UK recently used painted markings, or even different paving materials, to mark pedestrian and bicycle "lanes" on the same trail, which worked OK, except...
  20. Thread: Bicycling....

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    I am not sure bicycles and pedestrians are...

    I am not sure bicycles and pedestrians are compatible on the *same* trails, unless there is some sort of division between the two uses. Bicycles go rather fast, and are pretty quiet, and...
  21. "Gun Violence". So, the gun had volition. It...

    "Gun Violence".

    So, the gun had volition. It had agency. It sprung out, and committed this crime?
  22. Thread: Bicycling....

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    Bicycling....

    I just got back from 3 weeks in the UK, in London and Cambridge.

    I bicycled everywhere. I did not bother with a car.

    In particular, I rented a Brompton folding bicycle. It folds in thirds,...
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    Yes, my county is Hermit Central.

    Yes, my county is Hermit Central.
  24. Thread: Death and Debt

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    Who would end up paying it, if there's no...

    Who would end up paying it, if there's no estate/assets to go after?

    I think it's POOF.
  25. Thread: papers please...

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    A friend of mine here observed this in even our...

    A friend of mine here observed this in even our edge-condition progressive community yesterday:

    "Rant. As an African American that lives on Orcas Island, I was reminded today how people of color...
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