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    Re: Scot Bell

    I've twice sat in his little nook up in the loft, he's real, a very nice guy, and does a marvellous job of managing the WoodenBoat store as well as wrangling the creatures here in the bilge.
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  2. Re: How will DJT attempt to distract from FBI Florida search

    One of the really big worries has to be "why did he take those, and not return them when asked?". He has to have had some purpose in mind, and knowing a bit about him, Trump probably had a financial...
  3. Re: Essex county NJ recent water problems

    Its a problem that many countries are having, when you look at the time when much of this infrastructure was developed, the materials and technology was not as developed as it is today, and much of...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I just looked up the list of countries which have no extradition treaty with the USA. The term "Sh*%hole country" comes to mind.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    One of the better scenarios would be for Trump to stand, lose the primary and be so angry that he pulls his supporters away and splits the vote.

    John Welsford
  6. Re: Do you think there’s another Tim McVeigh out there?

    Just browsing through various media while I have my lunch, I've seen several right wingers screaming for their followers to take up arms and be ready to "defend the nation", and several more moderate...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Many of these donors wont have a lot of discretionary income, so every dollar that goes in Trumps direction is a dollar thats not available to support other republicans, so maybe that should be...
  8. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    The sight of Grace Jones in her minuscule bikini in Conan the Destroyer was almost more than my teenage brain could cope with.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Do you carry snathes? I'm sure that they'd be in somewhat higher demand with the high price of diesel.

    John Welsford
  10. Re: MAGA Hatters across the country are praising President Biden!

    Gas prices? Our lady Prime minister got her staff to make some enquiries about the retail margins that the fuel companies were making when the prices were at their worst about 3 weeks ago, called...
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    Re: Gaah! Just tested positive.

    The advice from all three of the medical professionals in my family is boil some water, let it cool to a little below blood temperature and sip at it, continuously, every few minutes. It's very...
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    Re: Dystopian Hell of Fungal Granny Flats

    Yes, it has, many of those 1/4 acre sections are now holding up to four unit style homes, especially in the inner city areas.
    I'm fortunate to be on 1/4 acre myself, but am about 15 mins out from...
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    Re: Dystopian Hell of Fungal Granny Flats

    Subdivision here attracts a levy, a contribution to the required infrastructure so its funded up front.
    I'm generally for more dense residential areas, they're much easier to service with public...
  14. Re: Sprinkle SW lawns with Midwest water? BULL DOOKEY!

    Get the Boring Company on the job. Maybe another profit maker for Musk?

    John Welsford
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    Cool, about 8c, showers every now and again, windy, chilly.

    A month after the shortest day, thats normal weather for here in Rotorua but the lower half of the chain of islands that make up our...
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    Re: Seeking large van reviews.

    I've just last week moved back "ashore" after 8 years afloat, and 18 months full time in a motorhome so have had experiences that I'd not ever imagined I'd have.
    Great stuff, lots of memorable...
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    Re: Putting in the boot

    I get sore feet, plantar fasciitis, fairly typical for my age. I walk a lot, typically forty to sixty minutes a day, my dog wont settle for any less. To find good walking boots I shopped around for...
  18. Re: A Look at The Religious Right and Where It Began

    If there were a "like" button on this forum, I'd click it.

    John Welsford
  19. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    Does it happen in other countries? No, or at most, very very rarely.
    I think that its an extension of the gun and camo clothing culture.

    John Welsford
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    Re: RIP Glen Longino

    I know we all have to go sometime, but its still a big loss to hear when someone who's been a positive contributor to our little community passes on. I'm very sorry to hear of Glens passing. Thanks...
  21. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    Over the years, as a machinery repair tech I've fitted probably 20 late model MBS series fence systems to older saws, they're very good.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Cordless sander recommendations

    I picked it up today, along with five other Makita cordless tools, I'd had a very motley collection of power tools, they all use different batteries and most of them fairly worn or just tools I...
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    Re: puppies with opposable thumbs

    Grandkids are your reward for having put up with all the goldfish ( c a r p ) that happens while parenting kids.

    John Welsford
  24. Re: American looks the many scandals of Boris Johnson's premiership causing resignati

    Its interesting that these sorts of peccadilloes ( and worse) seem to be much more prevalent in the ranks of conservatives, we've had several candidates for electoral office with our rightish wing...
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    Re: Cordless sander recommendations

    I've just ordered a Makita 18v 125mm ( 5 in) random orbital, I'll come back and report when I've had a play with it.
    Note though that I have a corded Rupes high removal rate 150mm 550 watt ras, so...
  26. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    Yes, we had a lot of "black sheep" for a while there. Being as far away from England as its possible to be and still be on the same planet seems to have had its advantages.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    A lot of the better destination countries have had considerable increases in applications for residency from American people, we here in NZ are up over 10 fold over the past couple of years. Thats a...
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    A horrible way of putting it, "Denmark had a mass shooting a couple of days ago, 3 dead, America says "hold my beer"."
    Damn, I get lost for words sometimes.

    John Welsford
  29. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    Agreed, we also have a bill of rights that is a guide for new legislation. While it is not totally mandatory, it would be a very very brave government that passed legislation that did not comply....
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    Re: Moooo-ve over solar, no BS.

    This has been a thing in some European countries for quite a while, a contractor will pick up the cow manure from wintering barns, take it to a digester, generate electricity from the methane...
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    Re: Arthritis

    Some people find the New Zealand green lipped mussel extract helpful for osteo arthritis, ...
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    4th July.

    Its just another day for us here, but for my American friends it's an important one.
    In a time of unprecedented political turmoil, perhaps it's a time for reflection on what the country has been,...
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    Re: The smell of sulfur.

    Whats a boy to do? Emigrate. Many are choosing to do just that, Australia and New Zealand among quite a few other countries have record applications for residency from Americans.

    John Welsford
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    Re: DiSantis signs HB 233 into law

    I'd lay a bet that the questionnaire will include asking what political party the students parents belong to.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Tinnitis?

    Same, I'm deaf in one ear, not good in the other, and have persistent tinnitus, I had hopes that mine would be the last generation to suffer from hearing damage and loss from working in high noise...
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    I flew control line stunt and combat, usually with 2.5cc diesels.
    I still have scars on my knuckles from starting those little beasts.

    John Welsford
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    "Old" is always ten years older than you are.

    John Welsford, who's not old yet.
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    Re: I like this:

    Well put.

    John Welsford
  39. Re: When your neighbor is a paranoid prepper....

    I've seen conspiracy theories that say thats a thing!
    But hey, if he's a bit crazy, surely that project means that people know where he is and its keeping him occupied. Thats not a bad thing.
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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    Yes, no problem attaching them, they're just like a fin keel but two of them. The boats internal structure will be engineered to take the leverage, there are several ways of doing this. The easy way...
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    Cable TV companies

    We don't have "cable" here, there is a lot of free to air, plus a satellite based broadcaster thats gradually losing ground. In fact TV in general is losing ground quite quickly.

    I hear a lot of...
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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    I'd decided to move ashore, had been looking at houses in Thames, but the housing stock there is very expensive and far too often pretty awful. A house came up that ticks every one of the boxes for...
  43. Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Sitting in a medical centre room waiting while a specialist went through the images from the MRI I'd been in a few minutes before.

    John Welsford
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    Re: they might be about to doom us all

    Maybe the Texans wanting to secede have a point!

    John Welsford
  45. Re: You know what grows really well in gardens?

    A lot of those "weeds" are edible. Concentrate on those.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    I'm very glad that he's an American. Well, at least, I'm very glad that he's not a New Zealander because thats where I live and I dont want him here.

    John Welsford
  47. Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    You could set up and become a boatbuilder. They say that the way to make a small fortune as a boatbuilder is to start with a big one and keep at it.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    That would work. One of the major reasons for bilge keels and skeg is that the boat does not need a cradle, it can simply be hauled bodily onto a rented car transporter trailer, strapped down and...
  49. Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    I'm trading up in accommodation, some will be set aside for University fees for grandkids when they get to that age, the rest is being socked away in investments to create a reasonable level of...
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    Re: Lake Mead

    Yes, the back room pressure on him to head to greener, (probably irrigated) pastures was pretty intense.
    That was a good thing.

    John Welsford
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