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Open thread 6/12/24

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  • ghostsniper June 12, 2024, 8:18 AM


    Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
    We got eighty feet of the waterline nicely making way
    In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
    But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away

  • ghostsniper June 12, 2024, 8:37 AM

    Funny idn’t it, that it’s only the races who think of themselves as inferior that think of us whites as superior.

    Such is the minds of 5 year old children.

    Us whites just think we’re normal.

  • John A. Fleming June 12, 2024, 10:17 AM

    Pretty fancy sailboat there, it’s going to need a crew. Two-masted schooner, gaff-rigged with topsails, 3 jibs on the forestays. The rudder is hanging off the transom, so is it tiller-steered? Ratlines for the crew to go up the masts.

    Sea state looks calm. Is it morning? “Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.”

    Unfortunately, there are two contrails that mar the photo. A modern problem for the photographer, there’s always contrails in the sky. I think there’s something like 5000 planes in the air over CONUS during the day, and hundreds over the Atlantic.

    • azlibertarian June 13, 2024, 10:22 AM

      …[T]here’s always contrails in the sky. I think there’s something like 5000 planes in the air over CONUS during the day, and hundreds over the Atlantic.

      Worldwide Air Traffic 24 Hour Period

      What stands out to me is where the planes aren’t. Almost nothing in the eastern 3/4ths of Russia and the western 2/3rds of China. Not a lot in South America and in terms of air traffic, Africa is a Dark Continent.

      • DT June 13, 2024, 4:28 PM

        Of course 10k airplanes in the air at all times flying at the edge of the troposphere have nothing to do with “Climate Change” unlike Mom driving to the grocery store in a gas-guzzling pickup.
        (climate change: I’m one of the 3%)

  • Snakepit Kansas June 13, 2024, 4:54 AM

    Some years ago before Dad passed, we were elk hunting and camping near Debeque CO. Camping at the base of the mountain and no light pollution other than our oversized camp fire. At any given moment you could look up in the night sky and identify indications of four or five aircraft.

  • ghostsniper June 13, 2024, 1:47 PM

    The only way I will ever fly again is either on a specifically private plane and I and mine are the only passengers, or, the steering wheel is in my hands and I am wearing a parachute.

    Otherwise, I see no need for speed and I have no serious need or want to cross large bodies of water.

    If I did want to cross large bodies of water I’d do so on a compatible boat.

    When a boat fails there is always the option to swim.

    Last time I tried to swim out of a plane it didn’t work out so well. Just sayin’…

  • DT June 13, 2024, 4:30 PM

    I lost a comment hereabouts. Did I say something nasty? I forget …

    • ghostsniper June 13, 2024, 5:41 PM

      Nasty comments are better than no comments at all.

      • Snakepit Kansas June 14, 2024, 5:11 AM

        I got blocked from commenting on Daily Timewaster. Heheh. Still a daily stop.

        • ghostsniper June 14, 2024, 7:58 AM

          He’s deleted some of my comments (unfamily friendly) but never blocked. wow

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