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  1. Re: Quick notes about Norway while Iím still jetlagged.

    No "open carry" either.
    Or concealed for that matter.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    The net is being cast wider and wider
    https://www.reuters.com/legal/judge-says-jan-6-panel-may-get-arizona-republican-party-chairs-phone-records-2022-09-23/

    John Welsford
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Tick the like button.

    John Welsford. Like Pete, watching from afar in amazement.
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    Re: its not about the camera

    I've a friend who's hobby is taking black and white landscapes with a Box Brownie. She does her own D&P and some of the prints are stunning. She sells them in a local art shop, does very well.
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    Their "fuel" is the fat that they build up in the couple of months prior to the migration. A few do stop along the way to refuel, but the majority make it in one hop. They're just beginning to...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    Yes, I'e 4000w of panels on my house roof, my winter electricity bill is about US$60 a month and my summer one is generally a few bucks in credit. I do a lot of my cooking with bottled LPGas, and it...
  7. Re: Patience during the late stages of a build?

    The mistake that cant be fixed with epoxy filler and a bit more plywood has yet to be made. Well, not quite but you get the picture.
    Another point, you cant see whats under a couple of coats of...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    With that freedom, goes responsibility, some don't recognise that.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    There are people who are totally convinced that Kennedy was seen, just the other day, sitting in a cafe in Arizona talking to Elvis!

    John Welsford
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    Re: Pictures of decay

    I called there a couple of times not long before it closed. As a sawmill machinery and tooling sales engineer i got to see places like this as well as the big high tech mills, and it was evident that...
  11. Judges, is there any means of disqualifying them?

    I am not an American, so the systems of justice there are not part of my education.
    I am aware that Supreme Court justices are appointed for life, but Judge Cannon, is she there for life or is there...
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    Re: Steve Bannon

    Thats good, they have a bit less cash available to donate to the GOP election fund.
    It all helps.

    John Welsford
  13. Re: Covid excess deaths, according to the life insurance industry

    I've three senior medical professionals in my immediate family. One left the hospital to work in another field because she could not cope with the death rate among the patients she was treating in...
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    Re: My printer died.

    I just bought an HP printer, A4 size, US$70 or so. I'll be looking to get an A3 sometime then will be drawing some of my plans on that size to save the copy costs that the print shops ask for A1....
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    Re: cardboard mockups

    I have just completed five Ikea kits with which to furnish my new home ashore, the very good cardboard packaging has been carefully cut into selected panels and stowed for use in mockups and...
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    Re: Granddaughter

    We don't see anything unusual about falling in love with someone who we meet as adults, thats a part of partnering, but society seems to not recognise that its also very possible to fall in love...
  17. Re: The Russians really ought to look at their window designs

    In CNN News this morning.
    It seems that being a senior executive in Putins Russia can be a high risk occupation.
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    Re: HMS Prince Of Wales: Bottomed Out

    Then there was the submarine that hit an unknown obstacle in, if I recall correctly, the South China sea not many months ago.

    John Welsford
  19. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    Reading, that gave me access to so many other skills and so many worlds to explore.

    We'll leave the social skills aside, I still tend to put my foot in it now and again, but the use of tools to...
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    How is it surprising that movie and tv show stars make poor presidents?

    John Welsford
  21. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Oh no! Please pass on my best wishes, get well soon Jamie.

    John Welsford
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    Re: drinking whilst cooking

    September 1st is naked cooking day, that would be a good time to have a drink.

    John Welsford
  23. How long before "Truth Social" disappears?

    Link. I've seen several similar reports. Note that the platform owes the hosts a bucketful of money as well as the platform purchaser trying to wriggle out of the deal.

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  24. Re: Seattle CL Find: Table Saw + Router Table

    I've repaired a couple of those, find that the motor and spindle mount is a bit light, as is the rack for the tilt mechanism. I'd say they're really nice for a hobby workshop doing light work but...
  25. Re: Where, and how, would they imprison Trump?

    With that flabby backside? I'm sure that there would be much more attractive prospects in there.
    I do think though that there would be some really vicious taunts and hazing going on. And not just...
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    Re: Chop Saw Developed a Rumble

    The bearings will have an ID number on them and specialist bearing shops will supply, no need to go to Craftsman for those.

    John Welsford
  27. Re: Asparagopsis- Answer to Ruminant Methane Emissions

    As a largely pastoral agrarian economy, New Zealand is a net emitter of methane due to the number of cattle here. In order to reduce that there is much research going on to develop grass and or...
  28. Thread: saws

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    Re: saws

    Nice, good to see those skills still available. But, even though I have a pretty good selection of handsaws, since I discovered the Japanese Ryoba, they get a wipe down with oil every Christmas, but...
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    Re: Cane sugar

    I've had the pleasure of being a regular visitor to the USA, but have to say that one of the things I find difficult to adjust to when there is how "sweet" the food is. Even the familiar brands that...
  30. Re: Right-Wing Christian Sect Plotting a Political Takeover

    We, "out here" watch American politics with a mix of vast amusement and huge concern, its the ultimate "reality show" but the fact that its "real reality" rather than a fictional TV show is the scary...
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    Re: The Kiwi PM

    You cant have our PM, she's coped with some extraordinary events in her time at the top, and although not perfect has done enormously better than any of the other possibles that I can think of,...
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    Re: Another unpopular opinion

    I think that there is much that can be achieved by robotic means, rovers, robots or whatever. But for all their amazing versatility, what those machines cant do, is nurture the souls of humanity. ...
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    Re: Oklahoma teachers

    So what does the Bilge think is going to happen here --- does this mean that only creationist RWs are going to be teaching in Oklahoma's schools? That only that kind of person will apply for a job,...
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    Re: Rats-ethylene glycol

    I've a Cambodian immigrant friend who told me that their family really miss their pet python, he said that it was a small one, only about 2 metres or so, but it was a nice pet and extremely effective...
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    Re: At war with rat.

    DOC have a poison that degrades very quickly after the rat ingests it so the corpses are not a hazard to pets.
    They sometimes hand it out to people who live in Kiwi habitat areas.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    Thank you Matt. I'll do that, but want to get the shop project a bit further along before I post a comprehensive report. I do though post the occasional progress report on my facebook page.

    John...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    A month and a week ago I moved into my new to me home, one of the attractions here is the 88 sq metre ( about 950 sq ft) workshop. There was an office in one corner, the walls of which were...
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    Re: Little Free library score

    I have just been reading "The compleat cruiser" . I love the archaic style of the writing as well as the little gems of knowledge buried in the story.

    John Welsford
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    Re: Is there a doctor in the house?

    I've three senior medical professionals in my immediate family, Partner, Daughter and Son in law. All work in private practices, but the main hospital here is so short staffed due to nurses and...
  40. Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    Down at ground zero level, there may be risks. A friend of mine lives in a very strongly red part of your country, and he, a lifelong liberal, has made donations, small ones but enough to get on the...
  41. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    Rob, take care of yourself, take some time out to relax, you're a vital resource for your daughter and you need to build and maintain that resource rather than be a stressed out mess that cant help...
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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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  43. 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...
  44. 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
  47. Re: Do you think thereís 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...
  49. 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
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