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  • in reply to: USS Ranger going by ( and bye ) #79556

    Matthew
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    From the distance I saw it from, a picture would have a waste of pixels and bandwidth.

    The story was widely reported in the press, but if you need some links, here you go:

    http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/as-uss-ranger-departs-navys-cost-dilemma-takes-off/

    http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/uss-ranger-leaving-thursday_84188029

    http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/tech/2015/03/05/uss-ranger-towed-from-bremerton-next-stop-texas-scrap-yard/24460015/

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/USS-Ranger-leaving-Puget-Sound-for-Texas-scrap-yard-295032531.html

    In a surprising turn of events, some of those stories actually have pictures!

    We now return to our regularly scheduled discussion about birds, lost cats and car prowling.

    in reply to: USS Ranger going by ( and bye ) #79547

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    VB,
    Your points are well made, but did you really feel the need to politicize a simple observation of a ship ( albeit a Navy ship ) being towed up Puget Sound?

    With all do respect, the complaints about this board being ” dead ” may, in some respects at least, be due to the stifling political correctness we seem to have laying over us like a blanket.

    Yes, it was a ship of war I suppose. I offer that the aid the US provided off her decks also are noteworthy, as were the recoveries of Vietnamese refugees in peril, air protection and treaty compliance post Iraq 1, and innumerable acts of valour in the name of peace. Yes, people were killed and families destroyed as a result of sorties flown off her decks. None of these, I venture, were done other than other direct orders of military leaders under command of elected civilian command.

    You are entitled to your observation and comment, as am I. I note, however, that mine was offered without political, or agenda driven, reasoning.

    Perhaps we should just talk about, oh…the weather..hummingbirds…dogs…or whatever else is non potentially offensive.

    If there is such a topic.

    Goodnight, likely here, forever.

    in reply to: Question about 59th NW #78501

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    Thank you. Thought it was something like that. Appreciate the timely response.

    in reply to: Craftsman Window Repair suggestions? #72821

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    Thank you both. I will give them a try. Anyone else have an alternative, just for the options?

    in reply to: Repeat !!!!! #72443

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    Ditto!

    in reply to: Fantasy Football inquiry #72442

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    Most of the common pool host sites ( CBS, ESPN, Yahoo ) list the ADP for players. ( Average Draft Position) . That is a good place to obtain that sort of information.

    Go Hawks!

    in reply to: The Long March begins #72265

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    And not such a good game yesterday.

    in reply to: Interesting article about the low frequency "hum" #71693

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    I find aluminum foil helpful. Watch out for the chemtrails as well.

    in reply to: Gift for dentist? #71690

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    Cash.

    in reply to: Morning Radio Station (NBR) #71609

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    KUOW. I need dry and serious in the AM. Need to know what is going on. Comedy duos don’t generally cut it.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #71431

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    Hey, it’s fun watchng the team scrap it’s way into contention. I will be the first to congratulate them if/when they qualify for the post season ( even if that entails a 2nd wild card slot, and the commensurate complaints surrounding that artifice).

    in reply to: Emergency Services at Shilshole Monday evening? #70968

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    Thanks.That is the condos just opposite Paseos.

    in reply to: Local Dentists #70836

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    Odd comments about Gentle Dental. They certainy have done wonderful, timely and professional work for me. I highly recommend them.

    in reply to: What is your favorite dive bar? #70638

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    Anywhere I am drinking Hi Lifes is , by definition, a dive.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #70612

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    Yes, was a pretty day for another loss at the ball park.

    in reply to: What is your favorite dive bar? #70223

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    Indeed. Ever since the old lady passed away, change was afoot. Time marches on.

    in reply to: What is your favorite dive bar? #70217

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    Unfortunately the New Orleans is no more. Split in half, one half being a new bar/grill, and the other half undergoing shut down, with talk of being renovated and reopened in the new year.
    Great old place gone but not forgotten. I used to REALLY enjoy the Bumble Bee burger.

    in reply to: What is your favorite dive bar? #70212

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    Absolutely agree. Scary bathrooms define seediness IMHO. Scariest used to be a toss up between the old Dubliner in Fremont ( not the replacement, but when it was beside the Red Door ) and the old New Orleans in Pioneer Square.

    Not to too graphic, but in both cases it was basically a wall with a hole in the floor. Now THAT is a dive!

    in reply to: What is your favorite dive bar? #70199

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    Finally a topic I can meaningfully contribute to.
    In no particular order.

    Stoneburner : not a dive per se, but certainly falls under the broad umbrella and you can me sneak in from time to time.

    Wingmasters: say no more.

    2 Bit Saloon : ditto

    Ballard Smoke Shop : ditto times 2

    Lock Spot : I think this qualifies without any question.

    in reply to: Look at the sky NOW #70022

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    Last night’s sunset was shockingly beautiful. Was running between back room ( for the glow over the olympics and the rainbow ) and the dining room at the north to watch the pink sunset. Wonderful!

    in reply to: The Long March begins #69923

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    Thank you. I think the Ballard SeaFood Fest, the West Seattle Fair, and theatre in the park, all have my attention this weekend.

    Enjoy and stay safe.

    M

    in reply to: The Long March begins #69870

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    Agree to all points. Another point to note ( at least IMHO ) is that Seattle is very much a transient city. Meaning, at least a significant plurality of folks that live here were born somewhere else, and are therefore not steeped in long traditions and family relationships to sports franchises.

    Also of note that both the Hawks and Mariners ( and even the gone but not forgotten Sonics ) were/are very young franchises, and as such have relatively young fan bases.

    If you were born before 1977, you didn’t grow up the teams. I was in Philadelphia for a Thursday night NFL game a couple of seasons ago, and the people beside us were 4 generations of Eagles fans. That clearly doesn’t exist here. It most likely will, but it doesn’t now.

    In other news, I went to the last 2 M’s losses against the Twins. A double ouch. THe long march continues!

    in reply to: The Long March begins #69670

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    Somehow I knew there would be more comments on this thread as this surprising season unfolds.

    I fully admit to being shocked at the performance of the Mariners, so far. Indeed, if the season did end now, the Mariners would qualify for the 2nd wildcard spot. ( Be thankful that there IS a 2nd wildcard spot! )

    However, I may gently remind everyone that the season is, in fact, not over, and 71 games remain to be played. That said, kudos to the organization for coming thru so well so far.

    ( Catty remarks still about the play of Smoak, now in the minors, and the 2nd coming himself, Dustin , however.)

    Going to the game tomorrow evening in fact. Go M’s!

    in reply to: Breaking News Update #67522

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    My sentiments exactly. That’s what being the President of Egypt gets a person.

    Evidently I am soon to be named President of Libya. Well, me and 2 other guys.

    I will keep everyone posted.

    Respectfully,
    President ( x2 ) Elect

    in reply to: Breaking News Update #67477

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    My heavily armed ” poll watchers ” didn’t hurt either!

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