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    Raining while roofing

    Thanks. I know. I just don't like it. I don't hav ea lot of free time, and heck, when I do, and can do the chore, it rains. At least I picked up some more supplies at the store. God, I'm up late: had a big tenderloin sandwich for dinner and a bit hard to sleep.
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    Raining while roofing

    So I have a weekend project of tearing out old flat-roll and putting down some new. . . and of course, it's rainy! How about that? Had it mostly stripped down to tar paper, on my garage back roof, and now storms!
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    You get to karaoke one tune for your life...

    OP: Yes,American Tune is great. I fingerpick it on the guitar. I'm enamored with "Hot Child in the City"
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Shakespeare.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    INteresting to see the FDR nomination here; who was it that called him the best second-rater? Surprised no nod to Thos. Jefferson, who generally has received great praise.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    No. The steam engine was derived from the early coal mine shuttles. Then adapted for transportation purposes. If you want to go historical, of course the ancient Greeks and Chinese had steam toys.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    I suppose, but certainly there are other factors. A quick example that comes to mind is the invention of the zipper (wonderful book on the topic); guys who wanted to make money, thought they had a good idea. Also, I think play is a factor as well, novelty. People can generally stew in bad...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    I believe Julius Caesar lived on our planet and I have a copy of the Gallic Wars I started but should try to finish.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Crap, that's a stretch when you consider the maudlin poet of the 1970s.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    I"m not sure what to make of the Churchill love. Strategically, keeping England from German domination helped create a western front. I think in the end the Soviet bloodbucket would've won without the USA.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    AS time goes by, I just feel sorry for her. Her running mate was oblivious; not certain why he even gave it a go; past his prime, to be sure. She was just a day's news item, but then was just a lump on the neck. But she is, what she is. Smart redneck woman, bit of a stretch to be governor, but...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    yes
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    For me, it was pointing out to, I believe it was, Zara, who said she did not know that the Jesus known as the Messiah actually lived. But there are roughly contemporaneous accounts from what are taken to be reliable sources that this particular Jesus did live. That's all. Interestingly enough...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    That's another matter entirely. I do agree. The existence of Jesus does not prove that he was the Messiah. Who's said this here?
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