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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think Kiev was saved by Ukrainians being able to ambush Russians limited to road movement in warmer months with soft ground. When the ground freezes and the rocket launcher artillery pieces are...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Unfortunately, our favorite South American on the ground in Ukraine Gonzalo Lira is accurately describing winter warfare problems. This sadly rings true to me....
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    Re: Best British shows

    Lovejoy, read the books was taken aback by the author's belief that the United States is one giant criminal enterprise, now believe him totally and the series with Ian McShane was a delight.
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    Re: Best British shows

    "Sherlock Holmes" (Granada Television Series)

    “Prime Suspect ” (Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison)

    "Wallander" ( Kenneth Branagh )
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Oh but just take refuge in the far right conspiracy theory that the court was never going to hear Brunson, it is on the calendar only because the lame duck Congress and Biden have made sounds about...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    "This is how I feel after reading a series of posts by Landrith."

    Prince Charles also had the same architectural tastes...https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1987-12-11-8704010984-story.html
  7. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    It does seem that younger people don't "make" their entertainment, or even fix up old cars.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    It wouldn't matter except out of the 7000 average Supreme Court petitions that get don't get heard...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    In the challenges to the results of the 2020 election, I said the Democrat unappreciated benefit of the Electoral College is that it quickly resolves who won the decentralized presidential election...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I always think it is a betrayal for a country in war to accept outside help that comes with restrictions on prosecuting the war. At its Zenith, it devolves into to the Kissinger practice of not...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I watched Midnight Cowboy again in 2022. It wasn't dated to me.

    I have been thinking about Deer Hunter. I avoid it as disturbing but also remember it as meaningful. American death of War and...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Sort of the opposite of the thread is what probably was a very low budget B movie when it was made and I think today it is an unknown masterpiece and in a decade or two will be a touchstone for what...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    A best of all time Spy movie. Arguably the best Le Carre based film. I watch it a couple times every decade since it was released. Can it be said to hold up when it is set in a time, world, and...
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I utilize the philosophy behind the O.E.D. Since I could not access the full version online, I would put a spelling or application of part of a sentence and search it on Google to see how reputable...
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I am hearing local fm radio for 3 or 4 years carrying ads for "podcasts" not novels. Mostly true crime genre which was the big genre in the last days of paperbacks (after 2 years of COVID and with...
  16. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Yesterday afternoon, my local was having problems with the New Belgium 1554 on tap, the occasional afternoon root beer float-like treat that I reward myself with after a day of errands. They...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    I read somewhere that Patrick O'Brien's narrative is superior even to Le Carre and that both are at the top of English language novelists despite their minor genres. I was able to ace a college class...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    The Uniparty requires McCarthy to be Speaker unless some Wisconsin representative resigns and the governor appoints Paul Ryan to fill the term so he can be reinstalled as Speaker of the House to...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    I was using an occasional Ibuprofen. Then, I got scared that was unhealthy. A friend's heart doctor talked him into daily pine bark extract and L-Citrulline for blood vessel health. I tried it for...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    LA Confidential is good, has held up well. I saw it by accident in a theater, then rented videos and streamed it several times since.

    Lawrence of Arabia will forever be one of the five greatest...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I have been looking for "To Live and Die in L.A." for a couple years on different streaming services. No luck. I think some films are known to be good and can command higher fees decades after their...
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I really think Uncle Sam shares a lot of the guilt for this war. I wish our State Department and leadership had not publicly discussed it before Russia finally did invade. In some ways it looks in...
  23. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    I can't get my partner interested. I love ruined stone houses, lots of sun. I have several L'Eroica bicycles, but I would be happy with a 11 speed rear cog commuter bike. Forget cars. Read some...
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Our favorite Infantry influencer predictably does not like the M113s being given to Ukraine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBufXgTnou0 I disagree, it is a taxi, it works and its real field use range...
  25. Re: interesting photo from the battleship u.s.s. arkansas

    I am guessing it is metal for a machinery part. Sleeve bearings? Lead?
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    I was a little young then, so I got the Gloria Steinem speech reverberation in about 1979. I think we have forgotten how momentous it was. Being forever in a reserve component of the US Military, I...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    This is another Bilge anomaly. Being in the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation, my government schools taught me Hitler burned the books. I guess if you are slightly younger, or are Jello Biafra,...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Wow, to hear it told on the Bilge yet again that Hitler and Mussolini, the embodiment of the maximum state with control of the citizen's private wealth to a degree only rivaled by later Nordic...
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    Re: does anybody here

    I buy some when I see them at bookstores. I keep all the back issues I can, I have bought from WB Store some back issues in pdf. I buy a lot of used Easyriders Magazines and Lowrider, but of course...
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    Re: Voter Suppression Reports

    Its shameless GOP voter suppression. Everywhere there are too many Republicans standing in line to to rebel against the Covid lockdowns and the Economy through casting their one vote....
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Here in Kansas, some of my regular choices were not fruity enough, I had to split my ticket with the LP. I even wrote in a friend's name for one statewide office.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    I'm feeling very 1928!
  33. Re: Anecdotal proof that the Renault Dauphine was a crap car.

    In 1982, I felt it was sensible or expedient to roll my Renault Dauphine on to its side on old tires to replace the brake cylinder. I guess I might not have had much respect for it. Probably the...
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    Re: riddle of the sands-esque

    I also love it. Would have run guns with Erskine and his wife for Republican causes anytime....liked the real Asgard's dinghy , would suffer the novel's converted lifeboat's flaws, or even the...
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    Re: Unexpected covers

    Post Modern Jukebox singing Dream On as a Jazz Orchestra ensemble fronted by Morgan James. The performance is transformative. It makes you stunned by Steven Tyler’s lyrics and fall in love with the...
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    We on the Right have been consistently unfair with Pelosi. She has always been one of the hotter legislators in the history of the nation. And still maintains herself. Its like Jane Fonda. back in...
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    I don't understand how China decided Pelosi should be messed with. I cannot think of a bigger ally to China over many decades. And while not a hawk, Pelosi gladly signed every check for every...
  38. Re: Donít you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    I was going to say, I never ever remembered anyone complaining.
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    Re: Los Vesparados MC Colors.

    I bet back in the day, a patched and rockered vespa gang could've ridden through Kansas City without permission. I don't even think they would have stomped you and taken your cuts back then. You...
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    Re: Hey Brits, howís it going?

    I saw those temps and I thought that is just like Kansas! But, then I remembered the humidity, so its got to be like Missouri!
  41. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Foster's again tonight, and listening to the Temptations Cloud 9 repeatedly....
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    Re: Republicans Lie

    I am tired of you continually shaming my people with our high crime David G!

    David Brooks of the New York Times says that as a Republican, I am a member of a "multiracial working-class party"...
  43. Re: An example of why I broke up with my old girlfriend s few years back

    The OP is false. There are no Ron Paul fan girls anywhere. I've looked.
  44. Re: The Game To Impeach Justices Kavanaugh And Gorsuch Is Afoot

    I happened to watch the HBO movie "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" last night. It was really good. Probably the best Historical movie made in a decade or so about people in federal government in DC....
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    Re: Meanwhile, in East Germany:

    I had a 250 MZ motorcycle in the early 1980s that I loved. I would send money to East Germany for parts but they would never come. Later, after the fall of the wall, I talked to industrial...
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    Re: The Federalist Opus Dei

    Opus Dei has been in the shadows of some Midwest social conservatives. Not naming names, but it was noticed when our senator or congress critter goes to Washington and lives in a compound...the stuff...
  47. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    Minimal tools sounds goods but real clamps will be required. I do have 4 harbor freight pipe clamp sets and pipes. Also Whizbang got me serious about cutting my wood into at least 3 planks. So the...
  48. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    I used my stimulus money to buy used American made machines and tools. I look at the splines and agree that in some ways it is easier than dowels or drifts. To me it means pulling the Shop Smith Mk...
  49. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    No epoxy coating, just varnish sounds easier. I am big about being easy. So, a real marine varnish and not big box poly spar varnish will probably be worth buying. I don't know where I got the idea...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    A retired Green Beret Lt. Colonel professor of mine was a good friend of General Westmoreland and had him come out and give a talk at our small Midwestern, working class Socialist university after...
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