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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    For those who are saying "she did something stupid"

    Which is more stupid, having cannabis oil in your luggage, or making excuses for Vladimir Putin when he takes Americans hostage?

    This is all...
  2. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    If you're going to spread an unsubstantiated rumor, how about pinning it on Russian agents striking back for US support of Ukraine.

    I can picture a Russian troll recruiting some poor "patriot"...
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    Re: Ukraine

    In other news the US DoD is planning to increase 155mm artillery shell production to 20,000 a month by this spring. Production was at 7,000 a month. It's still a lot less than Ukraine is consuming,...
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    I do not think it is fair to talk about the lifestyle choices of any of our deceased members. They are not here, they, like the rest of us, made choices good and bad in the past.

    Peace
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    The article is weak, and Reagan has just about nothing to do with college debt. It does give greedy boomers an out though.

    On the other hand Reagan is completely responsible for the current war...
  6. Re: R/C model sailboats are becoming extinct

    It's alive and well here in Marblehead, the crowd leans a bit on the older side but it has leaned that way for 20 years.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    George beat me to it. China is stuck between a rock and a hard place. I also think Andrew is right, these demonstrations are not a serious threat to the regime.

    If China changed it's current...
  8. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Have her watch "A Young Doctor's Notebook" with John Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe and read "Heart of a Dog" by Mikhail Bulgakov.

    It may cure her. If not she will still enjoy them.
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    Suddenly starting about 1980 the obesity rate started to rise world wide. No one can provide a solid explanation why, though researchers are trying. It's not just about eating too much or...
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    I think if we ask the fund to track donations from the WBF they will do that (or they should) and if we donate mentioning Jamie and the WBF we could ask them to tell us how much was raised.

    It...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Going back to C. Ross's question about what happens after the war. As a population its pretty clear that Ukraine has responded to the invasion with many volunteer groups, civilian, military and in...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Very interesting information Erik, thank you for posting.
  13. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    123560https://www.flickr.com/photos/14087243@N04/1433519517/in/dateposted-public/
    Jamie at Airlie's helm, Massachusetts Bay summer 2007

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    Jamie, Ian and C-Dog on the same trip. I...
  14. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    He's a guy I'll miss for sure, Airlie was a sweet boat and I really enjoyed sailing with Jamie and Ian. RIP Jamie.
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    Re: does anybody here

    Yes, though I browse it more than I used to.
  16. Re: If Republicans squeak out a house majority

    There are several Republican parties right now. One of them has almost all the voters, but in congress they have only some of the votes. They are a mob, its very unlikely they can accomplish...
  17. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    My Dad was a kid during the war, if he heard an Allison, Merlin or other engine he would immediately start looking for the plane. This was 30+ years after the war. I've had B17s, B25s and some Migs...
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    Re: Ukraine

    This is a picture of a small anti imperialist army crossing a frozen river (mostly at night) to attack a superior enemy after they celebrate Christmas. Every man with an oar in this picture comes...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Withdrawing makes sense if you believe that Russia needs time to train conscripts and cannot afford a high rate of casualties among those conscripts at this time.


    Lately they have been losing...
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    Re: My glass is still half empty

    Looking at all the mid terms of my life (56 years) Biden and the Democrats should have been crushed this year.

    Instead the Republicans lost. Yes they gained seats, but it's like the New York...
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    Re: A remarkable incident

    It is a very difficult situation. I know it happens here in the US and I am sure everywhere else. You have some people who have never been violent in their lives and the disease makes them violent....
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    Re: The Good, The Bad, and the Stupid

    It's a little known fact that the USS Rhode Island is the only warship in the world larger than the state or region it is named for. It's also a better submarine that the Moskva.
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    Re: Russia's economic future

    Going by eyeball and looking at a Russian demographic pyramid it seems there are maybe 10 or 12 million Russian men in the prime warfighting ages. 700,000+ have fled the country. 50-70k are dead...
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    Re: vampire slaying kit, circa 1840

    I have something similar, from the same time period, but it's for cocktails. It's an unhappyness slaying kit.

    I need to use it more often.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Normally I don't answer the trolls but HRDavies brought up an important topic, and I do answer those.

    Casualty counts are important in wars. If enough of your people die you start to run out of...
  26. Re: Why didn't I think of this? (Boatbuilding fraud)

    "Flyin Hawaiian" eventually left 'Frisco bay then broke up and sank at sea.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Though what George is saying about Russian plans makes sense if you are sitting at a table in Moscow I am not sure it is at all possible on the ground in Ukraine. Successful Russian attacks have...
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    Re: Airlie photos / memories

    This thread Jamie and Airlie looking for crew to sail to Connecticut (woodenboat.com) is my experience with Airlie, and has a fair number of pics. 2007 was a good year.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I saw this too: "I would say that if ever there was a group of people I would not want to stand next to, it would be Iranian military advisors in Ukraine; they have the SBU, the CIA, the NSA, and...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Stefan is getting a bit over excited about the presence of US troops in Romania.

    It does look like bad things are happening in the South. Kherson looks like a messy campaign and will get worse if...
  31. Re: The sailing boat version of the horse shoe nail…

    I think it's more that most people don't spend enough time on boats to have something go terribly wrong and don't sail with people who have.

    I spent some time sailing some of the larger schooners...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Is Russia breaking Shetlands undersea cable connections? Thoughts?

    Or is it some other cause?

    Also on topic there has been a multi day news blackout from the Southern Front in Ukraine. Any...
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    Re: Ukraine

    George, the list of people who have underestimated the Russians is long and they always had a really well thought out logical reason for doing it.

    @JohnW you too :)
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    Re: Double Whammy Day :(

    Good luck Joe, for reasons of my own I am even more sympathetic than I would usually be.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I very much agree with this. Recently there are a lot of people who make accusations about war, elections, or what have you, but they never identify a human who is responsible.

    Those are not...
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    Re: this scene raises many questions

    and here is one with the wheels

    https://c8.alamy.com/compfr/gf12y7/le-port-de-brest-france-19e-siecle-gf12y7.jpg

    I have no idea what they are for, but one of the two barges are in the original...
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    Re: this scene raises many questions

    And a contemporary photo:

    https://mvistatic.com/photosmvi/2014/01/08/P1D2464239G.jpg
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    Re: this scene raises many questions

    Its the Point National, seen here in less happy days: ( I could be wrong about this, but its my best guess)
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    Re: this scene raises many questions

    https://www.unidivers.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ateliers-autrefois.jpg

    It's the le plateau des Capucins I thought these were cranes, but they may be a swing bridge.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Anyone who thinks the 15 or 20 middle aged and old men on this thread is vast should engage in some serious reflection. Vast compared to who, Robinson Crusoe?

    I make no claim to have any sense,...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Your list shows that it is in fact very rare indeed and it shows that the number of shootdowns is declining.

    Sandown, you might benefit from some introspective thinking about why you posted this...
  42. Re: A grim prognostication for the world economy

    A point made, maybe by Larry Summers is that the people running the Fed and other economic policy centers had bad luck in the 1970s. They were following fragile paths that were very nice if...
  43. Re: does anybody here miss the way their dad cooked eggs

    No one misses the way my father cooked anything.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Thank you all for the replies.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Getting back on topic. (sandtown is unable to talk about Ukraine, which is the topic of the thread, he can only talk about the USA and say it relates to Ukraine)

    Russia says they are evacuating...
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    Re: Parkland shooter

    I do think those calling for death are missing 3 important points

    1) A life sentence in your teens is a tougher sentence than death

    2) Every one of us is in a bit more danger when we agree that...
  47. Re: California / New York Bodega interaction.

    "say it faster"
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    Re: Crazy gun thread

    I have a question, did judge Goodwin rule this way because he has a history of supporting easy access to guns? or did judge Goodwin rule this way because he felt that he had to after the decision by...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I agree with post 5567 but I have no idea how to get it done.

    The war in Ukraine has got more people talking about the problem which is a good thing.
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    Re: Putins Waterloo

    I'm with Erik, the Russian missile strikes on Ukraine are for the domestic audience of "tough guys."

    Putin needs some people on his side to stay in power. There is a group of his supporters that...
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