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    10-18-2017, 07:59 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Gord Downie, RIP in The Bilge
    John Dunsworth, Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, passed away on Sunday. He was 71 and born & raised in my home town, Bridgewater NS. (Caution -...
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    10-18-2017, 02:21 PM
    Good luck to C'Dog, Jamie.
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    10-18-2017, 12:45 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Guinea Stick in Misc. Boat Related
    My apologies. I erroneously considered that a pejorative term for Italians, coupled with the influx of Italian watermen in the late nineteenth...
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    10-18-2017, 10:09 AM
    mmd started a thread Gord Downie, RIP in The Bilge
    Gord Downie was the lead singer & songwriter for the Tragically Hip, author, and Indiginous Peoples Rights activist. He died last night at age 53...
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    10-18-2017, 09:57 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Do Dems NEED global warming? in The Bilge
    jbgusa, if they're calling you names, at least you're not in ignore... yet.
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    10-18-2017, 09:45 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Guinea Stick in Misc. Boat Related
    I'm not sure, but I suspect that you will find out that it is a term not kind to immigrants. As in, instead of wheel-steering, it is a stick operated...
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    10-18-2017, 09:32 AM
    Former President George W. Bush earns between $100,000 and $175,000 per speech and is considered one of the most prolific speech-makers in modern...
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    10-18-2017, 06:57 AM
    I exchanged pleasantries with Mick Jagger at a pizza parlour on Canouan once. It didn't change my life nor make the pizza taste any better, though....
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    10-18-2017, 06:41 AM
    John, the pricing provided by the '3D Home Architect' program is not based on any particular currency. The program creates a spreadsheet of materials...
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    10-17-2017, 02:33 PM
    Gib, with respect, I gotta push back on the post above. Firstly, you must live in an area in which it is much, much easier to dig a hole in the...
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    10-17-2017, 02:10 PM
    Gib, I agree with your double-wall suggestion, but would opine that it really isn't necessary in John's little slice of heaven. It sure would be good...
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    10-17-2017, 01:49 PM
    John, if you are able, get a copy of the 'pooter program "3D Home Architect". While not as powerful as, say, AutoCAD, it is a nice, easy, fast, and...
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    10-17-2017, 01:37 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Where's Paul? in The Bilge
    Jamie, obviously you just haven't experienced the right bathroom facilities... <grin>
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    10-17-2017, 12:24 PM
    I did not know that the Perry had originally been built as an HMS Detroit replica. In 1985 or so I worked for a naval arch firm that did a design...
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    10-17-2017, 11:45 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Where's Paul? in The Bilge
    I am not going to say a word about remodelling bathrooms....
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    10-17-2017, 11:39 AM
    That connection has been dwelled upon consistently in the Canadian national news stories about the Boeing/American protectionist activities, birlinn.
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    10-17-2017, 11:37 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Lighthouses in The Bilge
    Awww, jeeze, Skip! Ya had to bring guns into it, didn't ya! <grin>
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    10-17-2017, 11:20 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Lighthouses in The Bilge
    Kidston Island lighthouse, Bras D'Or Lake, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. That is Alexander Graham Bell's summer home, Beinn Breagh, in the...
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    10-17-2017, 11:10 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Dog Dumb :) in The Bilge
    Our dog is a ball-chasing maniac, too. We often tell folks that meet her that there are only two things in the world she cares for: the ball and...
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    10-17-2017, 10:01 AM
    mmd replied to a thread How to deal with North Korea in The Bilge
    How come you can conflate sexual mores of two hundred and fifty years ago to the modern day, but you can't do that with the topic of "a...
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    10-17-2017, 09:24 AM
    I find myself checking my newsfeeds for the inevitable 'tweet'...
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    10-17-2017, 07:54 AM
    mmd replied to a thread Lighthouses in The Bilge
    Boar's Head lighthouse, Long Island, Nova Scotia, overlooking Petit Passage and Brier Island, childhood home of Joshua Slocum:
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    10-17-2017, 06:56 AM
    Sorry to be a bit late to the parade, but I thought I'd toss in this little tidbit of information: When I managed an GRP boatshop in the southern...
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    10-16-2017, 05:41 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Lighthouses in The Bilge
    Sandy Cove lighthouse, Terrance Bay, NS (near Halifax):
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    10-16-2017, 05:29 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Lighthouses in The Bilge
    Fort Point lighthouse at the etrance of Liverpoll (NS) harbour:
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    10-16-2017, 05:26 PM
    mmd replied to a thread Lighthouses in The Bilge
    The Battery lighthouse, at the entrance to Lunenburg harbour:
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