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    I really don't like using pallet jacks for heavy...

    I really don't like using pallet jacks for heavy stuff. They tip over way too easy. I'd rather go with 1" bar or pipe than pallet jacks.

    You can use a 2x4 as a lever if you don't want to ding...
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    Well, the topic is gun violence. All God's...

    Well, the topic is gun violence. All God's critters got feelings, ya know :)
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    otrt is the official Practical Machinist...

    otrt is the official Practical Machinist anti-Cassandra :D
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    Is there some rule that says "Gordon must be a...

    Is there some rule that says "Gordon must be a snotty prick" ? It's not "one guy" it's a small airline with 42 planes and 30,000 flights per year. Of course it's not Daimler but on the other hand,...
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    There's a floatplane company in Sechelt that runs...

    There's a floatplane company in Sechelt that runs to Vancouver, Nanaimo, Whistler, and some other places. They use DeHavilland Beavers (I think - it's the size smaller than the Otter ?).

    They are...
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    Many, if not most, books are printed in China...

    Many, if not most, books are printed in China these days. I just grabbed a nice new Paddle to the Sea and it was "Printed in China". Nicely done, too.

    Binding error does not mean it's a "cheap...
  7. It would help if US patents were not such a...

    It would help if US patents were not such a pathetic joke. By Jefferson's standards (he created the patent office) about 20% of current patents would count. Maybe less.
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    In other words, it's something we should not be...

    In other words, it's something we should not be doing at all.

    It' anti-American.

    (I still think the Skyraider is vastly superior to some stupid Embraier. It will cost more in the end to take...
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    Oh no, not me ... I quite understand. I forget if...

    Oh no, not me ... I quite understand. I forget if it was Goebbels or Goring who said, "Debts don't matter when you have airplanes."

    He didn't mean the kind that the Seahawks ride on for an away...
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    So you're up on this stuff, janc ... I was just...

    So you're up on this stuff, janc ... I was just reading where the army wants some prop-driven ground attack planes. There are two competing possible designs, etc etc ...

    What's wrong with those...
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    Whereas people who go cruising on boats search...

    Whereas people who go cruising on boats search for unwashed eggs, because they keep longer ...
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    Not even you zi (pomelos) ? You don't know what...

    Not even you zi (pomelos) ? You don't know what you're missing ! THE best citrus fruit ever, mmmm :D

    (About the rest, not gonna get any backtalk from me. Those fish farms and stuff are nasty !)
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    If you are just doing one part, then drill six...

    If you are just doing one part, then drill six holes at the corners, drill out the middle, then file the flats. If you have an nc machine, mill it out with a 1/8" end mill (I'd still drill out the...
  14. You've been reading too many Henry Luce tracts. ...

    You've been reading too many Henry Luce tracts.

    This is not how it works in China. The people in the government are not all-powerful nor are they monolithic. There are factions. A lot of...
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    ^ Sometimes you've got your finger on the pulse...

    ^ Sometimes you've got your finger on the pulse of the nation, PeteM :D

    I would just like to point out that if Congress had not abdicated their responsibilities over the past several...
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    You mean, since the last time they invaded the US...

    You mean, since the last time they invaded the US and burned the White House ? :D
  17. Oh absolutely ! That's why Jamie Dimon and Lloyd...

    Oh absolutely ! That's why Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein are in prison right now !


    You seem to have a fixation on "leader for life". FDR was leader for sixteen years. In fact, until his life...
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    This is kinda funny ... BAE is a major "defense...

    This is kinda funny ... BAE is a major "defense industry" player in the US, they've bought out tons of the smaller contractors and plenty of the big ones. Name a major program in the US and they'll...
  19. Sounds like you'd get a kick out of this ... at...

    Sounds like you'd get a kick out of this ... at some point the AMA started requiring throttles with return springs. The idea was to stop throttles hanging open but I'm not sure if it worked for that...
  20. Shee-it ... no offense but you don't have the...

    Shee-it ... no offense but you don't have the slightest inkling of a klew. It's as if you read about these subjects somewhere (in a bad translation) but never came across them in real life.

    You...
  21. You are inventing things. Lots of things. Even...

    You are inventing things. Lots of things. Even the cops in China don't have guns, that's silly.

    I have never "told you what a better place it is", because you can't say "this place is better than...
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    Ah. Nine years old. You weren't into girls yet :D

    Ah. Nine years old. You weren't into girls yet :D
  23. When there's three of them and one of you, that...

    When there's three of them and one of you, that little 38 is a nice thing to have. This happened to me one night leaving work.

    Yes, I could have peed my pants, run away, called the cops but why...
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    In the case of China, tariffs are a bad idea....

    In the case of China, tariffs are a bad idea. They have a history of being pushed around by other countries (Opium Wars, etc) so other alternatives that are not in-yer-face-demands work better.
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    Millie Small. The song is goofy, she was goofy,...

    Millie Small. The song is goofy, she was goofy, it all went together in a very goofy pre-reggae way. There's something about reggae, jah mon, don' be settin' fire to me dreads ; speaking of goofy, I...
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