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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    David, I honestly don't know (although I would actually respect a bow).

    Is this a thing that you experience in the USA?
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    Nailed that.
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    The "greeting" that annoys me here in North America is when you pass someone in a hallway and say, "Hello", and their reply is only, "How are ya?"

    It's like a subtle one-up-man-ship thing: some...
  4. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    It’s not that windy as hurricanes go, although of course that’s easy to say from my boat in Georgian Bay.

    The TAF for St. Pierre and Miquelon predicts 50 kts.
  5. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    It's Schooner Beer.

    He'll be right.
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    Re: Russia is a dangerous place

    In case anyone didn't read to the end, the article goes past this recent death, and catalogues the others.

    Eputindemic.
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    Russia is a dangerous place

    Top Russian aviation expert dies after reportedly ‘falling down’ stairs (msn.com)
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Got the sails on, the diesel filters changed, and this handrail put back on so there's less chance of me ending up in the drink.

    Butyl rubber bedding -- good squeeze-out!

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    Re: 58 in 3 days

    Oh. An aging-well post. Congratulations, very sincerely.

    For me at the moment, “58-in-3-days” is approximately the number of mice I’ve killed in our buildings. (Big year for small rodents.)
  10. Re: As a "nonworking Royal" Harry isn't wearing a uniform

    That is the exact opposite of what I’ve heard about him, from many anecdotes from many people.

    Anyway, Andrew CB, I love the term Presstitutes. Never heard that before.

    Perfect.
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    Re: Boeing 777 9X

    It’s about gates. You can’t make a profit if there’s no place to park.

    I was on the 777 for my last 6 years at the airline. Superb airplane. Extremely well designed and built. Vastly preferable to...
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    Re: “has a violent criminal history”

    The Canadian murderer who recently terrorized the Prairies would have had no legal problem in boarding an airplane -- even after 59 convictions, many as a result of violent behavior.
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    Re: USS Truman returns to Portsmith

    My thanks to him, for that enormously long deployment, as a Canadian.
  14. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    You know, re-thinking this, it's not AIR b'n'bs that I like. It's the places where the owners of the property have opened up a wing of their home, or a guest-cottage, as rentals. And are on-site,...
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    And now we're in!

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    She did NOT want to take up. I expected that of course. In fact, last Fall I placed a piece of soft foam under the centerboard slot so that I could pre-swell the CB...
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Too bloody busy to post much lately. Airplanes and boats...

    For the last 3 years I've been watching a wee tiny little mushroom growing under Drake's roof. So when I returned from OSH in August, I...
  17. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    After 40 years of life as an airline pilot, I vastly prefer AirBnBs. We've been in many, and almost never have been disappointed.

    They work best when they are mom-and-pop businesses, and not just...
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    Re: Beavers making a comeback

    Beavers are nice people.

    Nicer than us.
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    Re: how many books

    3.

    I’m currently confined to the settee cushion on Drake because we just launched her (cabin roof repair, plus Oshkosh) and the floorboards are floating. But there is an eclectic library on...
  20. Re: Canada stabbings, the world is a f'd up place

    59 convictions. Not arrests. Convictions.

    And, unless I’m misunderstanding it, he was only banned from Prohibited weapons. Quite eligible to own shotguns and deer rifles.

    Am I reading the...
  21. Re: Canada stabbings, the world is a f'd up place

    Totally agree, Tom.
  22. Re: DeHavilland Otter crashed near Seattle

    7000 ft per min? That’s freefall, or faster.

    Something major broke.
  23. Re: Canada stabbings, the world is a f'd up place

    I guess the Healing Lodge wasn’t too effective.

    https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEPc1ra3kipI5eKs9ir6_gbEqFggEKg4IACoGCAowqKNmMKjdCjDGlx0?uo=CAUiANIBAA&hl=en-CA&gl=CA&ceid=CA%3Aen
  24. Re: Canada stabbings, the world is a f'd up place

    Like Ron said. We have fairly strict pistol control amongst law-abiding people, but the entire North is stocked with hunting shotguns and rifles.
  25. Re: Canada stabbings, the world is a f'd up place

    Definitely known to the band community. The people who first called the RCMP identified both attackers by name. One of the current serving Chiefs there has the same last name.

    Last seen in Regina,...
  26. Re: Meanwhile, at the Bonners Ferry, Idaho Public Library

    Of course he's un-American.
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    Re: Holt’s Law:

    I was explaining Murphy's Law to a Czech a few years ago who'd never heard the phrase. When he understood what I was getting at, he laughed and said, "That's the buttered-bread law!"

    It's...
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    Re: unreliable, rare, or non-existing

    If there is cell service then it’s not wilderness. It just looks like it is.

    Me and some other crazy people last February.

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  29. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    Flying.

    By my Dad.

    And how to work.

    Also by my Dad.
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    Re: An Old Irish Melody

    Traps and captures you.
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    Re: Royal fan club

    Anne? Charles?

    Tough one. She channels her father -- which I admire. Controversial. Mouthy. Politically incorrect. (Excellent.)

    Gender has been pulled out of succession in recent times. Good...
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    Re: Seems Gorby has died

    His decisions were hugely important at a critical nexus of the human timeline.

    Marshall McLuhan's projection.

    Not many humans have ever managed to influence our species so remarkably -- for the...
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    Re: Royal fan club

    Neither one of them had the right partner.

    Dam shame.

    Then he found his, but she never did.
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    Re: Royal fan club

    Because it's very good to have one thing that's above party politics as long as it's combined with a sense of duty and heritage.

    Regarding Charles, the case of Edward VII is somewhat similar. He...
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    Re: A Canadian thing?

    A lobsterman from Maine goes on vacation. He drives North and ends up on Prince Edward Island. One morning in Charlottetown he gets up, wanders down to the dock, and sees a lobsterboat coming in....
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    Re: O Canada!

    First I’ve heard of it.
  37. Re: Transferring photos from iphone to computer

    Much better to not go through the internet at all.

    Start clean: shut down and start up both units. If your iPhone is in a case with a battery, remove it. Then plug the iPhone into the computer...
  38. Re: Don't we have enough trees around here?"

    "At a Republican Jewish Coalition event in suburban Atlanta"...

    Really? That's what caught my eye, anyway...
  39. Re: Washington States’ early British explorers were often discouraged.

    True...

    The journey must have been like what galactic travel may be to our descendants, but without the deep-sleep; and having to observe your fellow watch-mate chomp with mouth open for 30...
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    Re: Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger?

    A quoll? I had to look that one up. Quoll - Wikipedia

    But I'd travel across the world to see a real full-sized wooly mammoth. Particularly in an environment like Pleistocene Park, in Siberia.
  41. Re: Drones are for pilots with no talent

    People who operate drones are not pilots. They're drone operators.

    Pilots have the a$$ in the seat.

    The difference is everything.
  42. Re: who knows what about this boat/boat type?

    That's one heck of a boarding ladder to have to store inside that boat.
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    Re: Rats-ethylene glycol

    I use a bucket trap with 8” of water in it. Death by drowning is the result. I keep it in my garage because it’s the first place critters come, and I get chipmunks and red squirrels as well as mice....
  44. Re: How do you all manage to use the restroom when your boat doesn't have a head

    After having 2 kids my wife’s bladder ain’t quite what it was and she bought a plastic portapotty for her hangar. Result: it worked, but stank.
    So I made her a wooden box with a removable lid that...
  45. Re: Space power and the next evolutionary step for humanity away from Home

    What about the criticism raised by Elon Musk at the end of the article?
  46. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    Good news! Glad to hear it.
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    Re: Who doesn't have lunch regularly?

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for me.

    I rarely eat lunch, just graze a bit -- but then I never worked in a job that had a "lunch-hour". When you're flying airplanes it's grab...
  48. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    I still get the occasional CD order of my music.

    There was a flurry of orders when I pulled it all off Streaming.

    The pay was an insult. Streaming is stealing.
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    Re: Trump and Hitler's generals

    He also thought the Prince of Wales was the Prince of Whales...
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    Re: Rhine River level

    Thanks, very informative answer.
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