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If you're ever to become a rich crotchety old socialist you'd best start reading the Wall Street Journal. You'll just have to get over the fact that Murdoch now owns it. If you wander on over to the OT forum and look up the New York Times thread you'll find an interesting article on what he plans to do with it, besides make money. The alternative is to just remain a crotchety old socialist. See? When you read that, it doesn't have quite the cache as rich crotchety old socilaist, now does it? (g)

Just re-reading your last post and the distressing thought comes to mind, based on a reinterpretation of the reading, ARE YOU EATING THE STUFF? (Some things are starting to become clearer to me.)

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If you're ever to become a rich crotchety old socialist you'd best start reading the Wall Street Journal. You'll just have to get over the fact that Murdoch now owns it. If you wander on over to the OT forum and look up the New York Times thread you'll find an interesting article on what he plans to do with it, besides make money. The alternative is to just remain a crotchety old socialist. See? When you read that, it doesn't have quite the cache as rich crotchety old socilaist, now does it? (g)

Just re-reading your last post and the distressing thought comes to mind, based on a reinterpretation of the reading, ARE YOU EATING THE STUFF? (Some things are starting to become clearer to me.)
You mean...damn...for once in my life I take heed of the book of common prayer and you tell me they taking the mickey ? "Read mark and inwardly digest". Doesn't bear thinking about , does it ?

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Basically, Karen's article said something to the effect that when driving, anyone going slower than you is a moron—for not knowing how to drive properly, and anyone going faster than you is an idiot—for taking such risks. And applied the same philosophy to sailing/boating—where the people with the spinnaker up in 25 knots of wind were the idiots, the guys triple reefed in 25 knots of wind were the morons...
What about the guys with a reef in the main flying the spinaker in 25 knots??!?


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What about the guys with a reef in the main flying the spinaker in 25 knots??!?
That's called lazy... they could be going much, much faster with a full main.

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That depends... is it a masthead rig or a fractional rig???
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Fractional Masthead doesn't matter
Flying a spin in 25 knots of wind is NEVER lazy.

Of course, I've never flown one, but it sounds right.
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We're not talking lazy or not... we're talking idiotic or moronic or not...

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That's called lazy... they could be going much, much faster with a full main.

who's we, mouse in the pocket again?
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[quote=T34C;253107]If you guys keep talking about spending the day on the boat, I may cry!! Just to put it into perspective for those of you that were watching the Packers v. Giants game last night... My boat is sitting on the hard 1 hr and 15 min. driving time NORTH of Green Bay!!

I was just wondering, how is that global warming working for you guys up north?

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If you guys keep talking about spending the day on the boat, I may cry!! Just to put it into perspective for those of you that were watching the Packers v. Giants game last night... My boat is sitting on the hard 1 hr and 15 min. driving time NORTH of Green Bay!!
I was just wondering, is that global warming working you guys up north?
Patience, patience, I'm looking forward to my beachside property here in mid-Missouri!


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