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    03-22-2023, 04:37 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @ERGR I am still amazed and upset that it is necessary for anyone in Sweden to be thinking about re-inforcements to the Baltics if Russia invades...
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    03-22-2023, 04:15 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Depleted uranium can be cleaned up. When Putin steals your child that can never be cleaned up. Especially if he has killed you first. Spring,...
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    03-22-2023, 07:54 AM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I agree with this and have posted about it before. When the US sends an M113 (which was new in the 1960s like me) we account for it at full value. ...
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    03-21-2023, 01:18 PM
    @Nicholas The Yahoo article did not address what I think is the heart of this, is the dog toy making money due to it's own merits or because of the...
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    03-20-2023, 05:34 PM
    I'll argue for the distiller. The dog toy is playing on their brand and very arguably reducing it's value by associating it with a dog taking a dump...
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    03-18-2023, 05:01 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Korean flight 007 in The Bilge
    I'm pretty sure Putin was a KGB operative in Europe at the time, and would not have been in the chain of command that ordered the shoot down. I...
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    03-17-2023, 04:03 PM
    @Keith We compensated Japanese Americans who were unjustly interned during the second world war. There were families in camps who's sons were...
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    03-17-2023, 07:20 AM
    We do this in Massachusetts too, for the same reason it's happening in Houston.
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    03-17-2023, 07:05 AM
    There are people who are alive who were ripped off by racist federal policy. For example redlining so that black people could not get a low rate...
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    03-15-2023, 07:22 PM
    It's possible that Xi will start a war for domestic political reasons. It's much less likely that the USA or Oz will do that. Art's point about...
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    03-15-2023, 06:10 PM
    @woodpile Boards don't manage businesses. SVB failed for reasons that are obvious, but the NY Post would like you to focus on something else.
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    03-15-2023, 05:37 PM
    I think the question underestimates people's ability to project their dreams onto a leader. Once someone decides that a particular leader is going...
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    03-15-2023, 05:28 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I don't think the cost of the drone is relevant. Most likely the appropriate US response is to send manned aircraft to perform the same mission...
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    03-14-2023, 06:02 PM
    It's very easy for this to happen, which is why this job should never be given to a teen who is acting alone. I have a lot of teen party stories...
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    03-14-2023, 03:03 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    However it is possible that Ukraine will build a brigade of Challengers and Bradleys and hit a Russian brigade of T62s and BTRs. A T62 has a 115mm...
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    03-14-2023, 02:54 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Now for the tanks and Bradleys A thing is happening in this war that has not ever happened before at scale (a bit of it happened here and there...
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    03-14-2023, 02:29 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    The Timothy Snyder interview made a lot of good points about the Putin regime and it’s objectives and how it maintains internal stability inside the...
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    03-12-2023, 01:53 PM
    @Dan Sorry, I was not specific enough. $250k a month. I am directly affected by the bank closure, we have 3 employees and some contractors, and...
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    03-12-2023, 09:47 AM
    @Too Little Time Of course you are correct about asset values. Having looked into this in some detail the market price does seem to be greater than...
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    03-12-2023, 09:31 AM
    It's likely that the larger deposits will be made whole. SVB has assets greater than it's deposits the problem was they are long assets and this was...
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    03-08-2023, 04:40 PM
    Anyone want to beat the record by spending 90 days in a front loading washing machine hitting the start button every hour or so?
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    03-08-2023, 04:38 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Paladin in The Bilge
    He is one of the reasons I am glad to have been on the forum for so long. We could use a few more like him.
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    03-08-2023, 04:20 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread weaponized Covid in The Bilge
    A conclusive answer to the origin question is not likely. I would like more focus on lab leaks because they happen too often and there are vested...
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    03-08-2023, 04:06 PM
    Once again a bunch of Americans answer a question about another country as if the people in that country have no agency. That’s a really funny thing...
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    03-08-2023, 01:34 PM
    If they raced IODs for this like they do in Bermuda this would not have happened. :)
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    03-06-2023, 09:20 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Sailing Caps? in The Bilge
    Yet another Tilly fan here. I'm tired of being sunburned.
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    03-06-2023, 09:17 PM
    Food is up 20% John, and it is true that in the past various of my ancestors would not have bought it, and at times it did not even exist. :)
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    03-06-2023, 07:25 PM
    It's a barrelback, here is a similar boat from 1935 16 Feet 1935 Chris Craft runabout - 26369 | Antique Boat America I also think the boat is older...
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    03-01-2023, 02:50 PM
    I like Andrew's answer. Nothing justifies a war between the US and China but that does not mean that no one will justify such a war. If someone...
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    02-25-2023, 05:26 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Looking at the Chinese plan Is their ticket to invade Taiwan, because it is a renegade province. 10,11 and 12 are very helpful to China if...
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