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  1. I am trying to understand this - Miley's position is as advisor to the Commander in Chief. So he gave advice to Trump, at which point Trump knew he was stupid. But rather than saying, as the Commander in Chief, thank you for your input, but my decision is to go back and get that hardware, he accepted the advice and decided to leave the hardware in the hands of the Taliban. Sounds to me like Trump had buyer's remorse and need to use Miley as the fall guy, rather than taking personal responsibility, like an adult, much less Commander in Chief. For the record, it is my opinion that at the very least, Trump should have sent our "tank buster" A-10 Thunderbolts, B-52's and AC-130 gunships into Afghanistan air space and eradicated every piece of US hardware that the Free Afghani National Army abandoned to the Taliban. There would have been absolutely no need for American boots on the ground. Preferably execute the eradication while a Taliban was behind the wheel. I still feel like Afghanistan is a nightmare we cannot wake up from - a waste of lives for 20 years resulting in a give-back treaty with the enemy we initially expelled from Afghanistan in record time. What an embarrassment for this country - and both administrations hold equal blame as far as I am concerned.
  2. You are giving too much oxygen to the statements, posts, texts, interviews etc. of two Far Right Morons (one of who was President) and the lemmings that applaud the stupidity purely based on its source. If a liberal had done the exact same thing, these same lemmings would beat their pseudo-patriotic chests to condemn it at the top of their voices. I will repeat myself - never argue with idiots, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. MAGA world and its hypocritical population will most likely go down in history as the brightest shining example of the wisdom of this saying.
  3. Canada House speaker apologizes for recognition of veteran who fought for Nazis By Pete Schroeder September 24, 20238:49 PM EDTUpdated 2 hours ago WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The speaker of Canada's House of Commons on Sunday apologized for praising an individual at a parliamentary meeting who served in a Nazi unit during World War Two. Two days earlier, Speaker Anthony Rota had recognized 98-year old Yaroslav Hunka as a "Ukrainian hero" before the Canadian Parliament. Hunka served in World War II as a member of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, according to the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group that demanded an apology. Rota in a statement took responsibility for what was characterized as an oversight, calling the initiative "entirely my own." "I have subsequently become aware of more information which causes me to regret my decision," he said, adding his "deepest apologies" to Jewish communities. The recognition came following a visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who thanked Canada for its assistance in his country's war against Russia. Following Zelenskiy's remarks, Rota acknowledged Hunka, who was seated in the gallery, praising him for fighting for Ukrainian independence against the Russians. Hunka received two standing ovations from those gathered. "At a time of rising antisemitism and Holocaust distortion, it is incredibly disturbing to see Canada's Parliament rise to applaud an individual who was a member of a unit in the Waffen-SS, a Nazi military branch responsible for the murder of Jews and others," the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement while demanding an apology earlier Sunday. "An explanation must be provided as to how this individual entered the hallowed halls of Canadian Parliament and received recognition from the Speaker of the House and a standing ovation," the group added. Russia's RIA state news agency cited Russia's ambassador to Canada, Oleg Stepanov, as saying that the embassy will sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a note to the Canadian foreign ministry on Monday. "We will, of course, demand clarification from the Canadian government," RIA cited Stepanov as saying. Russia launched a full-scale invasion on Ukraine in February 2022, saying the goal of the "special military operation" was to de-nazify and demilitarize its neighbour. Kyiv and its Western allies, say the aggression, which has since seen thousands killed and millions displaced, has been an unprovoked land grab. Washington has said that Moscow's false justification for the war has been nothing but the Kremlin's attempt to "manipulate international public opinion." Rota added in his statement that no one, including fellow parliamentarians or the Ukrainian delegation, was aware of his plans or remarks beforehand. Hunka could not be reached for comment. I wonder if now the Russians will apologize for the war crimes in Ukraine? Actually, they petitioned the Hague to throw out Ukraines case against them.
  4. Sometimes people are having a bad day, and since I am in a good mood, I will make that allowance for you. But you should be aware that, in the context of participation in an open forum, you are being borderline boorish at best. Hope your day gets better.
  5. Last I checked, this is an open forum, so no one is required to ask for yours or anyone else's permission to post a comment, especially one that is intended to be helpful as regards the OP subject matter. If you want to have a private conversation with another member, that is the purpose of the PM function.
  6. As I addressed in my first post, it is very difficult with anything other than an RV to have an on-board system with sufficient volume and pressure to effectively rinse off the vehicle undercarriage. I seriously doubt you could even effectively rinse off the body of the vehicle.
  7. Actually, Dave's intent was to create a fly that would flip on its side when stripped, then return upright on the pause, thus imitating, to quote from his article, the fact that "Bunker and other wider-profile baitfish constantly flash by rolling or flipping their bodies sideways. You will easily notice these flashes the first time a school of bunker happens by. So to effectively imitate bunker, the fly needs to also provide the flipping action that so many great plugs and lures impart.To properly tie a wide-profile pattern that wasn’t a wet sock to cast, I had to come up with a new style of tying. That style is is something we call the vertical tie, and the result of our efforts is a fly called the Wide Side." When he worked at the Fly Hatch in Monmouth County, NJ, he would take the time to sit down with you and teach you to tie if you were a patron of the shop. I learned a lot from him, and met Kenny Abrames for the first time in that shop.
  8. Google "Overlanding On-Board Shower setup" There are a lot of options - I based my choice on the fact that the entire kit comes in a 7.5x8x9.5 inch box and is pressurized by a foot pump, so it is compact in the truck and sits on the ground next to the shower enclosure, vice needing to take up room on the roof.
  9. This is what I have - it is supplied by Ironman 4X4.
  10. Disagree, at least in the context of Long Casting with a modern set-up reel. A overfast spool means that the weight is not traveling at sufficint speed throughout the cast to keep the line leaving the spool with the desired "slight fluff". Weight velocity at release point is a direct result of the casters technique. Take a rod that is rated 6-16 oz and cast 4 ounces with it - very hard not to backlash the reel if the cast starts the reel at great velocity, because the lack of mass of the weight will cause it to lose that velocity quicker than the spool brakes will slow down the spool to allow for touching it only at the moment of impact. Try it sometime. I did.
  11. How would you do it? Tough device to instrument with a tachometer drive gear. and the drag of the gear would significantly slow down the reel anyway, rendering the data mute.
  12. Actually, I would do either one - secret is to keep them from talking politics - I can think of a few ways to do that...
  13. +1 on Blurple . First is a reverse order tied flatwing weighted at the nose to act like a sandeel on the mend as the waves move it off the sandbar (concept of Kenny Abrames) . Last is smaller Steve Ferrar style bunker, Third is larger hi-tie bunker utilizing Natural Salt-Water Yak hair.
  14. Hard to achieve for a "standard size" SUV if you crunch the numbers. To effectively flush salty sand off the undercarriage, you need at least house level water pressure and flow rate. I do not remember the flow rate in my house, as I converted my sprinkler system to a well almost 30 years ago. Conversely, in my 2016 Toyota 4Runner, I have a 13 gallon Ironman 4x4 water tank that lives behind the rear seat and a SUR-Flo water pump that generates 1.5GPM at 35PSI. Plenty adequate for rinsing the bait board and fishing tackle, but the tank empties in 8 minutes, not nearly enough time for adequate rinsing of the SUV, even if you disregard the low pressure compared to a house system.
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