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    Re: Polarising Filters
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2007 Nov 25, 01:54 -0500

    Ah yes, the famed paisley sunset (LDS) of the 60's. 
    > Bill wrote:
    >> Are we talking about THC here (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
    > The same.
    >> Is it then common practice in your neck of the woods to make sure your
    >> rabbit navigator is not smoking Marijuana before you hand over the sextant
    >> to it and let it reduce the sight--lest PETA bust you for cruelty to animals
    > The context was, IIRC, that some new-agers would use a solar eclipse as
    > a total experience of the wonders of the universe.  There are some
    > documented cases of drunks, stoners and others staring at the sun to
    > "prove" the experts wrong about not looking at the sun during partial
    > phases - or just being stupid.  Photos of the retina show nice little
    > partial-eclipse-shaped burn marks quite well.
    > However, I think I knew more smokers in my sailing days decades ago than
    > any other time/hobby.
    > Mike
    > >
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