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  1. Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    We have one of those at the cottage. Still working fine.
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    Very impressive but I didn't realize slab doors were a thing any more.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Nice to see Michael's latest work. nice beat. Wish he was still here but I think it will be a while before that happens.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    This donation issue needs to be under control before the US will make a whole lot of progress and term limits wouldn't be a bad idea either. In Canada, political donations are sharply regulated and...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    I am lucky. I used to get a fair number of eye aches but since the cataract surgery a few years ago that has cleared up. Most pain now days is from falls resulting from my lousy sense of balance. So...
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    It would be an improvement over where you are now.
  7. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    Have no interest at all.
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    Re: Apology to All Brits

    I have managed to avoid all the brit soaps pretty much. Used to watch some soaps with my grandmother but they were not brit although they left something to be desired in the quality department.
  9. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Sorry to hear this. Seems a bit young to pass.
  10. Re: Happy Heavenly Birthday to Phillip Allen…

    Phillip was OK, he had his limits but he knew a fair bit about masonry and shooting. He had a lingering death from the sounds of it which is never a good thing.
  11. Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    What variety of turtles are those? They don't look like snappers but my eyes are not that sharp anymore.
  12. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    A tragic accident, I wonder if there was some of equipment malfunction.
  13. Thread: Dock box

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    Re: Dock box

    Oil based paint will survive freezing but all paints have a finite life span according to my painter.
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    Re: Windows 7 and 11

    Windows 7 was nice to use but it is no longer supported so I had to move on because my tax software suppliers required it. I give Windows 8 a miss and went to Windows 10. Windows 10 is really taxing...
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    Re: King Tut and post-colonialism

    3000 years kind of dulls the senses when it comes to colonialism. From what I can see, Ramses spent a lot of time trying to beat back the Hittites.
  16. Re: Canada bans new handgun sales in latest gun control action.

    In addition to complacent and corrupt, the LPC under Trudeau has been incompetent from day one. Also big on verbage and short on action.
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think killing off the entire population of Russia is not very well advised. It is also impractical.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Harry Miller…

    Happy birthday!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bob Winter…

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, 100 isn't something I am shooting for.
  20. Re: Canada bans new handgun sales in latest gun control action.

    As I understand it the ban is on sales, purchases and transfers of handguns so it doesn't sound like there will be much of a market period. Trudeau has missed the point, as usual, the owners of legal...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Chad…

    Happy birthday!
  22. Thread: liz truss

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    Re: liz truss

    Hopefully, the UK Tory party is not comprised of RRW's.
  23. Thread: liz truss

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    Re: liz truss

    Why would anybody want Boris back as PM after his last performance?
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Who is Scot's successor?
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    Re: I was too harsh last weekend

    Dingo seems to have moved on to Facebook. I don't really follow it.
  26. Thread: liz truss

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    Re: liz truss

    The quality of politicians isn't what it once was. That applies to more than just the UK.
  27. Thread: liz truss

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    Re: liz truss

    Looks like the brits have a bit of a mess on their hands. Have had ever since Brexit.
  28. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Just how long is Jamie expected to be in hospital? Doesn't sound like he is having a good time.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Flying Orca…

    Happy birthday!
  30. Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Happy birthday! Strange how they keep happening every year.
  31. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    I agree, it is a shame. Is he on facebook?
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    That must have been an experience. Glad you pulled through. Makes a perforated ulcer seem like a walk in the park.
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I suspect "at some point" won't be all that long. Too many petty dictators and others now have their hands on nukes. A nuclear war doesn't necessarily have to be global.

    Witless is in the eye of...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I remember 1962, it wasn't simply a question of the USSR giving a few tactical nukes to Cuba. They were also supplying troops as well as missiles.

    As to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I think the US...
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think somebody should give the Ukrainians a few tactical nukes of their own. That way they can share.
  36. Thread: Rain?

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    Re: Rain?

    We had more rain in Ottawa last month than since August 1893 or thereabouts. One of the roads to my cottage can only be navigated by something with good ground clearance and 4WD. Lots of washouts.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Joe (SoCal)…

    happy belated birthday!
  38. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Hopes for a fast recovery.
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    According to what I have read, King Edward VII shaped up when he became king and spent long hours with the dispatch boxes.
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    Re: Charles disolves monarchy.

    A lot of truth to that.
  41. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    It is entirely possible to go bankrupt as a result of illness in Canada because of lack of income or high prescription costs. This has nothing to do with the health care system.
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    Re: Miss my wife more than ever

    Wives are supposed to outlive husbands but some of them didn't read the rulebook.

    A friend of mine lost his wife to heart disease a few years ago it certainly set him back. H did nothing for a...
  43. Re: selling a boat online - the cashiers check.

    I would walk away as quickly as possible.
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    Re: covid positive

    Hope you mend quickly and get back to posting cartoons. Strangely, the wife and I have yet to come down with it but a lot of people are.
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    Re: The most vile food

    Parsnips are excellent as is pot roast. I am not a big fan of stewed tomatoes,
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    My understanding is that the shots won't prevent you from catching the disease but they will downgrade the illness to more or less a common cold. That is what it has been for most of the people I...
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    Re: Our 21st Century Civil War

    I have never noticed the Democrats occupying what I would consider to be the far left. I have never been sure what they are about, which is a problem the GOP doesn't have.
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    So far the wife and I have managed to avoid it. An increasing number of people we know are getting sick but it doesn't seem like much more than a common cold.
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    Re: Our 21st Century Civil War

    I am far from an expert in politics but it is clear, even to me, that the US has some serious issues to contend with. The final outcome is not looking all that good at the moment.

    The Canadian...
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    Re: Wife passed this AM

    Sad news. My condolences to you and the family.
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