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    06-09-2023, 07:16 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    The wider issue for Russia is how does it leverage off Western sanctions now? Its not the war that posses the biggest risk to the Russian state. ...
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    06-09-2023, 06:53 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    It went to the UN and they shrugged there shoulders. The UN said its Russias responsibility under the Geneva convention to supply water as the...
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    06-09-2023, 06:22 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I dont think they’ve finished building any of the desalination plants yet. 10 by 2030 but nothings built. There’s also not the energy for it yet....
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    06-09-2023, 05:58 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Sky news are reporting:- The minute-and-a-half extract posted on Telegram by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) appears to be between a Russian...
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    06-09-2023, 05:34 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    The water levels In the face of a materialising counter offensive did the Russians shut the sluice gates to brim the reservoir before...
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    06-07-2023, 04:23 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Russia's May Governement Balance of Payments just released. As bad as last month. They've spent 40 billion US$ in the month more than income. ...
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    06-06-2023, 12:39 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Johan did you fail the conscription exam? I'm pleased about that. We heard it was a toughie. Russian (Soviet pretend) Army Application:- ...
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    06-06-2023, 11:58 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Well you Russians should know what it takes. Blowing a hole in your own Russian dam upstream at Zaporizhzhia back in 1941 took you 20 tons. So I used...
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    06-06-2023, 11:25 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    It takes 20 tons of explosive to knock a hole in a dam. The US uses 400 tons of explosive to take a whole dam down. There's 150kg of explosive in...
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    06-06-2023, 10:55 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    There's video footage of it exploding on the BBC. I've never seen a sluice gate or even a turbine do that. No pre missile flash. ...
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    06-06-2023, 08:35 AM
    I’d measure how deep below the waterline the rudder extends to. Its not very deep as drawn. If it’s below knee height, i’d maybe just install it as a...
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    06-06-2023, 03:57 AM
    I'm not a fan of the original. Iain drew it like that after looking at originals, but there's no way he'd pay what CM charge now and I don't think...
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    06-06-2023, 03:45 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Just above the dam on the east (Russian) side you can see a concrete breakwater - that provides the supply to the canal to Crimea just behind the...
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    06-05-2023, 12:41 PM
    Pre about 8 ice ages?
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    06-05-2023, 12:00 PM
    I think knowing there was an inexhaustible supply of fresh and frozen drinking water if they just walked North, would surely have been quite a pull....
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    06-05-2023, 06:14 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    As a Pole, what are Belorussian people like? Do they want to be European or Russian? We saw the protests at the last election and could see the Pres....
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    06-04-2023, 04:33 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Never heard him speak like that. I think he’s aware after Germany’s past of not speaking the truth. Not to let the deluded be challenged, at either...
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    06-03-2023, 05:13 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    The perversity is that Putin is doing to Ukranian families what Hitler did to his own parents at Leningrad. He directly understands the suffering....
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    06-03-2023, 04:46 PM
    When the keyboard comes up on your device next to the space bar there’s an old school microphone looking icon, if you press that you can dictate your...
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    06-03-2023, 04:26 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Twisting the truth in order to play the victim. How Russian.
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    06-03-2023, 04:09 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    If I was a Russian general, I’d act now to remove Putin. If they do it now, they can take or transition power while there’s still a few hundred...
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    06-02-2023, 10:15 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    It's all happened before in 1850 Gerard. Russia's not learned. Even Wiki will tell you... "The Crimean War marked a turning point for the...
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    06-02-2023, 03:49 AM
    If I knew what I know now 10 years ago, I'd have 'gone big' on the bandsaw. The 13" one I have is OK for 90% of work and it'd just about cut 4" of...
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    06-01-2023, 03:24 AM
    Dave there's no inner fence stopping just after the front teeth and no riving knife behind the blade. With a partial thickness cut that's asking for...
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    05-31-2023, 04:53 AM
    I remember reading the little book on that dinghy. There's a few things worth saying from observing how NGH built them that's relevant. The book was...
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    05-30-2023, 06:15 AM
    That's super nice. Looking at those beautifully fine bent knees, the builder new exactly what he was doing. NGH himself built them at all different...
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    05-27-2023, 05:27 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    All Russia is capable of is lobbing artillery at high rates and standing back before inhabiting the rubble. And they could only do that when they...
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    05-25-2023, 07:02 AM
    It's vice as it's in the UK. Though maybe vise, as it's an American Forum... Vise is a local Americanism. In Mechanick Excercises 1677-1703...
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