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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Thanks good buddies. A relaxed and uneventful day was spent with family and friends. My sister, whom I last saw in Connecticut following the Mystic show flew in to be with us. I’m going to dust off...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Thanks guys (and ever reliable birthday lady, Ms. Spindrift). Things have been mostly uneventful these last months. My Achilles tendon repair is working out although they weren't kidding when they...
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Video of the week.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnPz4VToc1k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnPz4VToc1k
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    Re: liz truss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L87rwrYMQco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L87rwrYMQco

    I can't escape the thought that American politics as they are today are more dangerous than anything the...
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Jake Broe's been mentioned here before. He's a former USAF commissioned missileer turned You Tuber. Follow the link he mentions in the video (he links it below the vid) to see what sort of problems...
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    Re: Tulsi Gabbard Leaves the Democratic Party

    Her cycles have all been desperate attempts to remain relevant. She hasn’t mattered for years but here she is making news again. Practicing Hindu, will play huge here in the Bible Belt. One mixed...
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    Re: Arizona governor race

    Can't vote for a Republican election denier. That makes this an easy question to answer. I'd feel the same if I was a voter in the Bronx, New Orleans, Savannah, Grass Valley or Phoenix.
  8. Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    I tested negative this morning, exactly a week after first noticing symptoms. That seems like a pretty quick overall trip up and down. Is Paxlovid responsible for this quick turn round? Only my...
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    Re: Posting Videos

    To answer the obvious question, I post using an iPad or my iMac and results seem to be the same whichever platform I use. However, it's true that for the last week (since testing positive) I've...
  10. Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    I think if you contracted covid, you'd be less inclined to ingest anything via your lungs. Edibles or drink certainly, but the idea of smoking simply doesn't appeal to me at this time. Having a...
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    Posting Videos

    For the last several months I have noticed that videos I have posted do not actually appear in the body of the text. Apparently they are visible to others but after posting them, they only appear as...
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Culture break.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCYjVSLUhkg
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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm not sure what you're saying here but I have offered no explanation as to what series of events caused this result other than to suggest blowing it from atop the roadway would be the least...
  14. Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    Thanks Kevin!

    For the record, I took the final dose of Paxlovid this morning. I also tested positive at that time. I've still got some congestion and a bit of a hacking cough but no fever...
  15. Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    I have a second contributing factor because I had cancer 15 years ago. I’m also a little older than you are not that I like admitting it. I was indeed informed about possible side effects and my...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    ^They’re Russian for the exit. We’d hope anyway.
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    Re: Ukraine

    The best bridge blowing scene that proves conclusively how it’s done. You can’t get better proof than this scientifically authoritative scene.


    https://youtu.be/p-fJd2ALiPM

    PS: Apparently...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Here. If you need more let me know.


    https://youtu.be/bU0rnB1XlQw
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    Jesus Nick don’t be thick. This is exactly how it’s done in the real world. I will post some more for you.


    https://youtu.be/dhGIdlrvDxc
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    Re: Ukraine

    I was referring to working the problem from the bottom up as it were, not from above the trestles. That’s what I mean by attacking it from below, at the attachment points or at key structural...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Has such a sickening repulsive resonance. Who exactly are the Nazis in this struggle anyway? The ones pointing fingers are the very ones pulling teeth. Ipso facto.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I agree Skip. Or as is likely, it wasn’t a truck bomb alone. Blowing a bridge from the top is extremely difficult. But then again……. it was built to Russian standards. Since posting last night...
  23. Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    Thanks George. I expected your participation of course. Your posts reflect my sense of the benefits this therapy provides. Despite my burning desire to not be seen as geriatric, when it came to...
  24. Re: Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    I’m doing fine gents, thank you all for your concerns, each and every man Jack of you.

    I wasn’t terribly worried to begin with as I’m as vaccinated as it’s possible to be and I don’t have...
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    I was so sure I was going to not get it, Ron. However, we hosted friends….from Seattle!…..the previous week and one of them unknowingly brought it with him. I credit him with my exposure, but...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Was that one or two tours, Sandy? Thanks for your service.
  27. Paxlovid, A Public Service Announcement

    After all this time I developed symptoms this Monday and tested positive Monday afternoon. I called my doc as at 76, I am technically high risk. I am of course fully faxed with two boosters and...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Since I wrote that late last night I’ve had second thoughts about blaming the collapse just on construction quality. Obviously a large explosion had something to do with it! But it is true that...
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    Re: Ukraine

    About that bridge. The Antonovsky bridge has been pummeled by HIMARS for months and still stands, albeit considerably weakened. The Crimean bridge collapsed after this single admittedly potent...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Oh my. So righteous, so indignant. In your mind only your objections hold water. Where were you when so many of us refused to serve in Vietnam and then had to live with the consequences? Was that...
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    Re: Legalising Maryjane

    Agree with Bruce. Washington’s implementation is very flawed. It was not well done at all.
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    Re: Legalising Maryjane

    What has taken so long? Better late than never of course. Legalization and pardons are not only the ethically correct positions but also a smart political posture. Let’s see how far it goes from...
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    Re: Iran crisis

    Iranians are some of the bravest protesters in the world. When they go for it they are tigers. The unfortunate result of this willingness to take risks in the defense of their convictions is even...
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    Sticky: Re: Helping Ukraine and Ukrainians

    Has U24, the official Ukrainians organization been linked to on this thread?

    This one allows you to select the way your donation is allocated. Zelensky endorsement.

    https://u24.gov.ua/
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Ukraine submits application to NATO. I can’t see how this would get approved by 30 nations while the war rages on. What a Gordian Knot.

    From the day he was elected Zelensky has has the odds...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Lyman surrounded. Bakhmut still hanging in.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I respect Chomsky's opinion on a number of issues. He did a great job explaining the role America played in Iran. I'd recommend you to that lecture if you haven't heard it already. It'll make...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Niki Proshin. Interesting young man.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5m_rfebIo
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    Re: LlBean

    Big fan. Now's the time too.
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    What do you think of the Vexler response to Chomsky? Around here Noam is not considered to be objective on this topic. your opinion?

    Also, was that one or two tours you endured in Vietnam?...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I’m surprised you volunteered for a second tour under the circumstance
    Thank you for your civility.

    [/QUOTE]
    And I note the rest of you still are unable to offer any real evidence that...
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    Re: Ukraine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPo7EUEOrI&t=614s

    Happy New Year in Ukraine,
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    Re: Ukraine

    No. we assumed responsibility and acted with hubris and naivety. We thought it would be easy to make them into a market driven economy, a pushover. Certainly you can trace back to the lost...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Please clarify. Do you believe the CIA installed Putin and kept him revved up since Yeltsin? Regarding Chomsky and Ukraine, I think this reflects my view.

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    Re: Ukraine

    I take it from your reply that you believe Yeltsin’s successor, V.V.Putin, was chosen in Virginia? A neat trick they should duplicate again then. I don’t think you’re quite so naive about how...
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    Re: Ukraine

    And now the latest farce, plebiscites called for in three days just as Ukraine is knocking on the door of Lyman. A masquerade worthy of Stalin himself. In years to come they will study this moment...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Exactly.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Not a perfect ending with perfect justice. Probably still a good idea to enlist Von Braun regardless since rocketry has assumed such significance lately. We hadn’t added much since Goddard and the...
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    Re: Ukraine

    D’accord. This reply exposes how naive yet subtle Sand’s line of reasoning is. As if it was the west’s responsibility or even within the realm of possibility to do for post Soviet Russia what was...
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    Re: Natasha’s Adventures

    There doesn’t seem to be another option for western oriented Russians. I suppose if you’re Jewish you can make your way to Israel. Russian emigrees will be a thing again, maybe like post...
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