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    Happy all the holidays coming up to all of you! ...

    Happy all the holidays coming up to all of you!

    :)
  2. There's a Zen to hiking and camping. The more you...

    There's a Zen to hiking and camping. The more you think, the more you miss.

    When I was a kid, our family would drive there, do what we went to do, and return home. I promised myself that, when I...
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    It's probably according to where you are, Rick. A...

    It's probably according to where you are, Rick. A friend of mine in southern Alabama used to donate a lot of his hunting and fishing produce.
  4. Thread: Hot tub

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    A hot tub or hot spring in the snow is sorta...

    A hot tub or hot spring in the snow is sorta like...... it's sorta like Baked Alaska.
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    Heh Back when I was working offshore, I had a...

    Heh

    Back when I was working offshore, I had a layover in Kenner, LA, and I stayed at the Holidome. When I walked into the lobby, I noticed the indoor pool and hot tub. I went immediately to my...
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    Last time I visited hot springs (Idaho Springs)...

    Last time I visited hot springs (Idaho Springs) the water was a lot hotter than I expected. I had been to Princeton Hot Springs before that and they were just warm.

    I used to do hot sweat lodges....
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    Again, I'm not surprised. People seemed to think...

    Again, I'm not surprised. People seemed to think North America was gold plated. But as the Bible warned thousands of years ago....gold is where it's fined.

    Funny thing is that the sands in South...
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    I wouldn't be surprised about "gold". At one time...

    I wouldn't be surprised about "gold". At one time the "New World" was considered a "land of gold." There have been gold rushes all over the US. It's sorta funny how things connect. At the beginning...
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    But, Crash, underground wiring causes cancer.

    But, Crash, underground wiring causes cancer.
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    I guess it's better than being held hostage by...

    I guess it's better than being held hostage by Enron. Not much, though.
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    Ooh, that sounds like an advertisement. I meant...

    Ooh, that sounds like an advertisement. I meant that I try to keep my learning adventures portable and inexpensive /for me/. That means that just about anyone can do them....except the parts where I...
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    Hey, this is certainly one good place to start. ...

    Hey, this is certainly one good place to start.

    I'm retired and active lifelong learning is what I do to stay active. Next year I will be immersing myself in astronomy and physics on the trail. I...
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    Hello. Frankly, it's a good hobby. It's healthy...

    Hello. Frankly, it's a good hobby. It's healthy exercise. You learn all kinds of useful things. And you meet some of the best people on the trail.
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    Okay, I got it.... My computer crashed and I...

    Okay, I got it....

    My computer crashed and I am adapting to "independence" I think they call that sort of thing "freedom". It can be rather painful at first.

    Anyway, what I was attempting to...
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    Well, this post was supposed to go into the "cool...

    Well, this post was supposed to go into the "cool down" thread. How it got here......

    I guess I'll go back and try again....
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    Actually, there is a corresponding male menopause.

    Actually, there is a corresponding male menopause.
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    Boy! I wish they could air condition Denver....I...

    Boy! I wish they could air condition Denver....I mean, outside.

    I'm the opposite Alan. I can always find a way to stay warm but, at least outside, the best I could do is take off my clothes....and...
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    Short of AC, I have no idea. If it's above...

    Short of AC, I have no idea.

    If it's above 60, I'm miserable on the trail. I carry a t-shirt instead of a handkerchief. But along with all the busted body parts, it's just another inconvenience....
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    O.o Summer 2020! Lands sakes, I've been...

    O.o

    Summer 2020!

    Lands sakes, I've been waiting all year for winter!
  20. Thread: Cordite

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    They did make billiard balls out of...

    They did make billiard balls out of nitrocellulose for a short while.

    There's a myth (might be true) that it was in Denver that a guy in a bar put out his cigar on a billiard ball and, when it...
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    A North American gamelan! This is what I like:...

    A North American gamelan!

    This is what I like: Take a troll. Make lemonade out of them.
  22. Thread: LindyLu

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    Viking ship calls out to other ship in fog....

    Viking ship calls out to other ship in fog.
    Other ship answers.
    Viking leader says, "Shoot over there."
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    Maybe that's why they didn't vote in the last...

    Maybe that's why they didn't vote in the last election. Electors are not required to vote according to the popular will. Further, there are citizens of the US that don't even get to vote in...
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    There are two results of an electoral college -...

    There are two results of an electoral college - popular votes don't matter (Clinton - I didn't like her either - won the people's vote in the last presidential) and many people don't vote because...
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    I'm writing a book (heh, I have 5 in me before I...

    I'm writing a book (heh, I have 5 in me before I die) called Critical Thinking for Voters. I'm going to put it out in segments on a blog. The first chapter outlines why we should vote (as if the last...
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