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    Re: Explosion NYC transit

    From http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42312293
  2. Re: who would you invite to Christmas dinner?

    'Crazy Horse' Emlyn Hughes dies at 57
    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2004/nov/10/football.broadcasting
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    Which one I or II?
    Emlyn Hughes? Interesting.
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    Re: A servey for Trump supporters:

    Well, that is a start. Now how about #9?
  5. Re: The Christopher Steele Dossier On Donald Trump

    Lock her up! Lock her up!
  6. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    The line might be cheap, but the workmanship is quality.
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    Re: Alabama tour inspires U.N. group

    First thing I would do is stop electing Republicans. Then form a socialist party in opposition to the Liberals.
    That way you would be somewhat more like nations with less poverty.
  8. Re: who would you invite to Christmas dinner?

    Dawkins, as there are some questions I would want to put to him.
    Bishop Sentamu visited the yard and met with the Senior TU reps, he is an interesting personality and it would be good to see how he...
  9. Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    They did a fine job of work on Carlotta as did Steven (working without benefit of a boat yard).
    Carlotta was commissioned by the Cumerland Sea Fisheries Committee as the bailiffs boat and named...
  10. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24991305_1791023960928349_3097524579416878657_n.jpg?oh=f137c3f043c354d559176794ba1b33c4&oe=5AC84FDE
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    Re: A Swimming Dinosaur: Spinosaurus

    Your link did not work for me, so I found this one https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/science/a-nomads-find-helps-solve-the-mystery-of-the-spinosaurus.html
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    Re: Let's do up another bar thread

    Did a roaring offy trade in the '60s & '70s when I was up at Strathclyde. We bought a barrel from them for a party. They also did a lively trade in cheap cider, bought in bulk and sold in whiskey...
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    Re: "Packed to the rafter" in Pensacola

    And where did all of the seating go?
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    Re: How the world sees President Trump.

    This piqued my curiosity. As a part of the rest of the world I though to see how we compared. Found this from the Torygraph.
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    Re: Do you think

    I expect so. He can not see how whacked it makes him look.
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Both perfected over the centuries. The Shetland boats over about 12 centuries.
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    They are nice arn't they :D
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Look here: https://shetlandboat.wordpress.com/
    I think that Spindrift is a racing model, although not as extreme as they became.
    http://www.drascombe.co.uk//images/content/ShetlandsDoubleEnder.jpg...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    A Shetland racing model, the Ferrari version of my Peerie Maa, using a second hand Flying Fifteen mast and mainsail. Her name is Maid of Thule, the photo taken in 1975.
    This is an older one with...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24899743_878087395688550_8373534915672932583_n.jpg?oh=b72845b22486317ac7b89853a3d74df4&oe=5AD1DE18...
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    Re: A worthwhile quote

    You guys are so last century....
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Fossils in Coconino Sandstone
    Rain drop craters
    http://web.archive.org/web/20030309202148if_/http://www.psiaz.com:80/Schur/azpaleo/trace/coconinotr/P001364.JPG
    from...
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    Re: How the world sees President Trump.

    Sad thing is how quickly they have gone from a young nation with ideals to a banana republic.
  24. Re: Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

    Imagine a feathery chestnut and white dinosaur standing on the palm of your hand. Several paradigms shifting with a bang there.
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    Re: Loose footed mains

    Dunno, dunno. Todd?
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    This used to have a constant gradient until they flooded part of the track ( 11 minutes in) so when they reopened the line they had to build a similar loop (17 min in).
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    Re: simple, elegant, timely, classic

    You do realise that you will get an answer in Imperial ounces. :D
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    ^ Whatever floats your boat. Who are we to pass judgement?
  29. Re: George Holmes' Eel comes out of the shed at Iron Wharf, Faversham

    Classic One Off Humber Yawl for sale

    Typical salesman hyperbole. Back in 18whenever all Humber Yawls were one off. ;)
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    Re: How the world sees President Trump.

    I'm not really surprised considering the bloody ethnic cleansing that happened on both sides during partition, slaughter that people alive now witnessed.
    Trouble is hatred is not a sound basis for...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    ^ It does occasionally rain in deserts. There was also mention of fossilised rain drop impact craters.

    intertongued, means interlocking
    thinbedded implies periods of calm when there was no wind...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    ^ Always did like Drascombes.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    And there is this: http://www2.asa3.org/archive/ASA/199805/0099.html
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    Re: Loose footed mains

    Well, I had realised that. Peerie Maa's sail is not laced to the boom.
    But thanks for explaining to everyone what the out haul and Cunnungham do.
    Now Peerie's mainsail has an adjustable line up...
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    Re: It's all about the children

    That, and trying to keep them curious, interested, and enthusiastic is about all that you can do.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Devonian ORS is not "thought to be" it is windblown sand as it would seem is Coconino Sandstone as quoted in Wikki
    from https://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/coloradoplateau/lexicon/coconino.htm
    and ...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Where to? The author used manipulative editing to make Gould say something Gould would never say.
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    Re: Loose footed mains

    Boomless sails were important for fishing craft that needed clear decks to haul nets. In trawlers dragging a trawl the power that the boom gives was important. The only other working craft that I...
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    Re: Forum Liberals Can't think

    Is this an attack thread?

    Play nice!
  40. Re: You can tell an islanders has moved here

    Is there a typo in the title, "s" for "n"?
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    Re: Awakening a 1950 Peterborough Aqua Flyer

    Proper job. :D
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Fiasco? The only issue is that you are demonstrating that you are ignorant of the science. No understanding of the transfer of momentum, nor of the conversion/transfer of kinetic energy from the...
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    Re: Drugged nation...drugged world

    Is there evidence that US citizens have more psychiatric illnesses than Aus or the UK?
    Is there any evidence that US medics are less responsible in their prescribing than in the UK or Aus?

    If...
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    Re: When it rains it pours

    You should show Her Indoors how to turn off all of the stopcocks. What is she going to do on those days you have gone fishing?
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    Re: How the world sees President Trump.

    Credible, or whacked out conspiracy theory?
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    Re: How the world sees President Trump.

    You really do find some crazy chit.
    Written by
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    Re: dead men's eye

    I think that the reason deadeye lanyards were set up with a tackle and then secured with a cow hitch and siezings was because that method put much more tension into the system than you can achieve...
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    Re: Mrs May "has a deal"... Oh, good...

    Have a look at the text linked in post #2. Might not be as bad as you fear.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    No not really, that is what we have shown you that they do, post after post.
    Like claiming that one small patch of conglomerate in Old Rad Sandstone is proof of a flood, ignoring that most of the...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    All you need to do is insert [/QUOTE] where you want the split and [QUOTE] where you want the quote to continue.
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