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    05-27-2023, 11:45 PM
    You missed New Zealand: Women got the vote in 1893!
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    05-27-2023, 11:07 PM
    Eh? I don't understand. If you bought it high, you are not getting 6%. It is 6% based on current stock prices. New investors will be happy.
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    05-27-2023, 11:02 PM
    Steve Earle's song "The Pistol is the Devil's Right Hand". When he wrote it, he didn't think it was a song about gun control. Now, it is, and...
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    05-27-2023, 10:37 PM
    robm replied to a thread Any Québécois on board? in The Bilge
    I recommend La Musee des Beaux Artes. Kept an 18 year old me rapt for hours.
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    05-24-2023, 06:31 PM
    robm replied to a thread Tattoos in The Bilge
    The tattoos on that Mongrel Mob member are an ethnic thing, although other themes seem to have crept in. My grandfather had a couple of tattoos. ...
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    05-24-2023, 05:54 PM
    There is a woman living not far from me, who can rival Richard. It is particularly convincing when shes sings it wearing her well-worn, black bike...
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    05-20-2023, 12:40 AM
    robm replied to a thread Does this look right? in The Bilge
    It is accessible by forklift from both sides. A huge advantage.
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    05-19-2023, 11:32 PM
    robm replied to a thread Poutine… in The Bilge
    The beauty of Belgian chip trucks (are they chips or French fries in Belgium?) is the vast array of condiments to add to them. Mayonnaise is just...
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    05-19-2023, 11:18 PM
    Make sure you save work as legacy MS Office files: .doc, .xls, etc. Chances are you won't be able to use the latest version, but your recipients...
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    05-18-2023, 08:05 PM
    When they "improve" the software to the point it won't work unless you have a state-of-the-art system - it is time to dump the MS crap.
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    05-18-2023, 07:43 PM
    robm replied to a thread Does this look right? in The Bilge
    The cross pieces have quite long and substantial connectors to the uprights. They probably provide the resistance in sheer, in theory.
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    05-18-2023, 07:37 PM
    robm replied to a thread Dual Citizen Decisions in The Bilge
    The problem comes when tax breaks given in the country of residence are not allowed by US tax regulations. In Canada, we have this simple tax...
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    05-18-2023, 01:51 AM
    robm replied to a thread we all need one of these... in The Bilge
    What is the wing on the trunk for? To make sure it slams shut? No way any amount of air would flow through that gap, or around that foil.
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    05-18-2023, 01:46 AM
    robm replied to a thread A Visit to Cornwall in The Bilge
    I dunno. Sutherland and Cape Wrath area, without a doubt is pretty near wilderness, and huge. But there are fences by the main roads. (Yes, they...
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    05-18-2023, 01:29 AM
    robm replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    But did the union disappear? In my experience, non-union companies that treat their workforce well do so only so they can stay non-union, and...
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    05-18-2023, 12:47 AM
    robm replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Ukraine is not high latitude. It is not only the breadbasket, it was once the resort area of the USSR. Climate change is likely to make it hotter...
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    05-18-2023, 12:30 AM
    Actually, concrete can continue to gain strength for decades after being poured. Although keeping it wet speeds the reaction.
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    05-17-2023, 09:08 PM
    robm replied to a thread Rudy's bad day. in The Bilge
    Doesn't that just corroborate the old saying "in vino veritas"?
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    05-17-2023, 08:28 PM
    Modern slavery. He has less motive to take care of his workers than a slave owner did.
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    05-17-2023, 08:21 PM
    robm replied to a thread How did they manage that? in The Bilge
    The Engineers at UBC used to be famous for their creative placements of VW bugs and other vehicles. Often, it was only the shell that was used, to...
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    05-13-2023, 01:36 AM
    robm replied to a thread Tents for solo camping in The Bilge
    I am sure everyone has seen this: The big wind hits the music festival, and tents start rolling across the site like tumbleweeds!
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    05-13-2023, 01:26 AM
    robm replied to a thread Listen up you Animals! in The Bilge
    There is a Prince Rupert (BC) version: There is a town in Northern BC That sees no rising sun It's been the ruin of many a poor boy And Lord! ...
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    05-13-2023, 12:58 AM
    But the cute one has a smile!
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    05-13-2023, 12:51 AM
    robm replied to a thread Throwing in The Bilge
    Atlatls are amazing! I know little about them, but I know Amish Rob does. I wish I knew how to make and use them. I can't even make a bullroarer,...
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    05-13-2023, 12:39 AM
    robm replied to a thread Sent to DNC; low tech idea in The Bilge
    We have a similar ban here. Often circumvented on Native land (federal land, not under provincial laws) and private land. Also by the technique...
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    05-13-2023, 12:18 AM
    robm replied to a thread So move already. in The Bilge
    Actually, that doesn't sound too bad. That would probably be the best part!
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    05-13-2023, 12:15 AM
    robm replied to a thread How is your hearing? in The Bilge
    It is not about the music, it is more about the words. And they are way too easy to hear. Too bad no one actually did anything about what Bruce...
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    05-13-2023, 12:09 AM
    What are we looking at there, Dave? My aircraft ID skills have dropped considerably since my teens, when we would sit in the school library and...
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    05-12-2023, 11:34 PM
    robm replied to a thread You have got to be kidding! in The Bilge
    The Lincoln County stuff looks like a bargain, even for plain maple syrup.
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    05-06-2023, 08:38 PM
    robm replied to a thread Tents for solo camping in The Bilge
    My first tent was a similar design, 2 hoops, but was a single wall Goretex one made by Early Winters. It worked very well, except it would snow...
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