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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by sheriff733, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    San Francisco......... Nuff said.......

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  3. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    Sailboats scare birds.

    California scares me.
     
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    What , you don't think this is a worthy cause ? Taking in circuumfrence , windage , the hypotiniuse of the confused birdage , therefore thinking perhaps a whale this illusion of ships
    appearing to be a herd of whale.

    Feeding time for the birds but no fish cause these ain't whales
    Tramatized and in need of therapy , who's gonna pay for that one , got me ?

    Make that $250,000 after food stamps and homeless birds everywhere , very ugly , go Cal.

    Gosh darn , I like these new pills ! :supergrin:
     
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    It's simple.

    #1 They can't tax wind so they are finding other ways of taxing sailboats. With a power boat they can extra taxes on fuel.

    #2 People enjoy sailing and California can't stand people having fun.
     
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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Welcome to the new cronyism. It's been reinvented in a form that doesn't even allow anyone to question it.
     
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    Alchemy Senior Member

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    Does anyone know when SF is due for another 1906
    earthquake? Probably not soon enough to do any good
    though.
     
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    So running a 600 hp diesel yacht is cool, but a sailboat race needs to get a $150k study completed, paid for by a city in a state that is flat broke?

    I wonder if their office staff had their hours cut to save a few pennies.
     
  10. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    Exactly. Because California is in such wonderful financial shape to be spending money on such causes.

    Jesus christ.
     
  11. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    Maybe the quake will be the day of the big race. I bet an earthquake would scare the birds more. Tell 'em I'll study that one out for a measly 100 grand.
     
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    Sure California cares about "things".

    San Francisco will spend $150,000 to study sailboat’s effect on birds.

    But, they don't care about this: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/06/local/la-me-adv-wind-eagles-20110606

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/06/local/la-me-adv-wind-eagles-20110606

    http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/...s_of_prey_at_altamont_pass/pdfs/factsheet.pdf

    Bird kills from windmills are an acceptable result of the production of "Green Energy". But not from sailboats?
     
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    I'm sure the low flying helicopters covering the race aren't a factor though.....

    [​IMG]

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    They know they are broke, right?
     
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    odesskiy Crazy Russkiy

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    Absolutely everything.
     
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    It's very simple,really.

    Dude getting the 150g's is a relative of the a-hole asking for the work to be done, all on the tax-payers dime.

    Stuff like this happens all over the U.S.
     
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    Yep... This is really nothing, do a search on some of the things that our stim-uh-lis money got spend on...
     
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    Sounds like 'yacht envy' to me .......:supergrin:

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    Hmmmmmm.

    Sailboats have been cruising past birds since the first Egyptian and Phoenician sailing vessels took to the sea over 5000 years ago.

    Seems the birds have done just fine.

    :dunno: