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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    Just recently, her scenes have been recorded at her home, to save her from having to travel in to the studio.
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    UK radio soap opera news…

    June Spencer is retiring.

    Who?

    June Spencer plays Peggy Archer, in the BBC radio soap opera, “an everyday story of country folk”, which is for what it’s worth the world’s longest running soap...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    The Honda 2.3 for me, because I put it in the trunk of the car and take it home, or hang it on the rail on the boat, without worrying about flushing it with fresh water, and it is light and easy to...
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    Thank you, Nicholas, and I will be stealing that and reposting it far and wide.
  5. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    Yes! THAT is a shooting brake! Thank you!
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    This is a 1959 Series II LWB Station Wagon, but by that definition (seats 8, tailgate, space in the back for guns and lunch) it’s a shooting brake.
    ...
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    Re: A dose of Cute- Jersey Calves

    Thanks. All clear. Interesting reasoning for switching to the Jersey bulls. I’m addicted to this series now.
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    Re: Ukraine

    His reasoning is impeccable.
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    Re: A dose of Cute- Jersey Calves

    I see he has two bulls. With that size of herd taking care of two nasty Channel Island bulls seems a better bet than shoving your arm in. But they are about the most dangerous bulls outside Spain.
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    Re: Rhine River level

    I remember the Rhine barges running part laden in 1976.
  11. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    What I like about the Morris Mini Countryman (#18) and Minor Traveller (#45) is that the rear doors hinge vertically and meet in the middle. This seems to me to be desirable in a shooting brake.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    The interesting question is “will Labour get in with:

    A) a large majority
    B) a small majority
    C) no overall control?

    If A, then Starmer is committed to hard Brexit but has not announced any...
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    Re: Ukraine

    A move on Kherson would be really difficult for Ukraine; the UA doesn’t want to be seen smashing up its own cities, and urban warfare without massive use of artillery involves dreadful numbers of...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    The Bank of England have predicted five quarters of recession, and RPI up to 17%. Pretty grim.
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    Re: A dose of Cute- Jersey Calves

    Excellent video. Is that a herd of 360 that he’s running?
  16. Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    Proper job:

    https://i.postimg.cc/rwjmx9VJ/1-B5270-E9-0007-43-B5-93-A4-11-EE11-ABA552.jpg
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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    Kukri has nine feet from Maxprop to rudder. The prop wash has completely lost interest by the time it arrives at the rudder, if it ever does…

    Two of her sisters (“Eager” and “Quailo III”) have...
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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    Just don’t expect to go astern in marinas.

    Dont ask me how I know this:

    https://i.postimg.cc/GpK5bWmR/64501-E4-F-1603-4-E00-8-F10-00-E171-FD3556.jpg
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    Re: Ukraine

    Thank you Lew and I repeat your link here for those who, like me, use an iphone:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ3DQv5KNQE&t=1653s
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Oh, we agree about that. Enoch Powell and his great friend Tony Benn (yes, really) had a good deal to do with it. The Gini coefficient started to move the wrong way under Thatcher. As it did so the «...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    That isn’t quite what it says, Martin.

    But anyway, see here:

    https://i.postimg.cc/26YcrqTt/9-A14-B504-8921-48-A5-A3-B1-717-DCED3-A039.jpg
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    An interesting and frankly very depressing essay by quite a prominent economist:
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I hope this works:

    https://www.facebook.com/reel/437993301207000?fs=e&s=cl
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    In 1997 Newt Gingrich visited Taiwan as Speaker of the House, and then flew on to Beijing.

    It seems to me that Nancy Pelosi had to visit Taiwan.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Stefan Korshak’s latest:

    https://medium.com/@Stefan.Korshak/day-160-august-2-hollow-enough-to-hear-the-echoes-there-are-orders-and-then-there-are-orders-981e117c7040
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    Pelosi has left Taiwan. Nice meeting with Tsai IngWen. Job done and the PLA are still getting into gear.
  27. Re: Orcas sink a sailboat off of Portugal

    A point to note: as this boat was sinking another boat was being attacked- 500 miles further North.
  28. Re: In 1981, at age 35, I watched “On Golden Pond”.

    It’s one of the few films that I can watch again and again. I didn’t see it in the cinema; I never have. I first saw it on a plane. Lovely boat. More seriously I am going to stick up for Jane Fonda,...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Shades of the 1911 constitutional crisis when the Lords threw out the Budget and King George V had to tell them that unless they behaved he would fill the place with Liberals.
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    There’s this place, just down the road:

    https://www.classichandtools.com/
  31. Re: Jews and non-christians are not part of the conservative movement

    That’s fine; I’m in good company.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    more here:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/29/boris-johnson-lords-cronies-legitimising-bribery
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    Re: Ukraine

    It does look as if the orcs blew up the prisoners they had been torturing, to hide the evidence.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Nice thought, but I fear that Putin and Xi will stymie this one.
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    Re: Ukraine

    https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-july-30
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    This post concerns Boris Johnson’s Resignation Honours List, ie his last chance to top up his pension outside the grasp of the Revenue and his soon to be ex wife.

    Bits are getting leaked and...
  37. Re: What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    Another vote for neatsfoot oil and a wipe of tallow from time to time. They do different jobs. The neatsfoot oil keeps the leather OK and the tallow (or Vaseline) lubricates.
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    Trivial tool gloat

    I stepped into my excellent local tool shop, Elmers, (yes, really!) and asked for the best set of Allen keys they had. They handed me their last set of Allen keys made by … Allen.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Mr Ford and I had a huge argument in the bilge that ran for years. Turned out that he was right and I was wrong, so I pay more attention to him now.
  40. Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    At the time of the Kuwait war, also known as Desert Storm, I was invited to attend some British intelligence briefings as an operator of British ships trading into the AG. I remember that the reason...
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    A merchant ship’s electronic chart system is triplicated, does not depend on a generator and is isolated from the Internet.

    A point made by UKHO for decades now is that all their paper charts are...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Schroeder is one of them, not one of us.
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    Re: Concorde!

    Concorde was profitable for BA at the operating level. In every year, afaik. So yes, the tickets covered the costs.

    However BA and AF were given the twelve airframes for free once it became clear...
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    Re: Concorde!

    The late David Frost commuted on Concorde at one time. He had live TV shows in New York and London. The perfect passenger.
  45. The best replacement for Boris Johnson, according to a genuine poll of Tory voters…

    is… er…

    Boris Johnson

    29% Sunak
    24% Truss
    40% Johnson
    7% Don’t Know

    You couldn’t make it up!
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    Anyone for codeine?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    But that’s half of the total production of the “Uhlenhaut Coupé”.

    A car that makes the Jaguar XKSS seem downright numerous.

    A thought just struck me: the 1950s were a drab, impoverished era in...
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    Re: Paddy Hopkirk RIP

    A name that I remember.

    Now, that was a rally campaign by a manufacturer that really paid off.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Everyone knows this picture:

    https://i.postimg.cc/T2JBC2p2/6-CFB7-ABC-FDB0-4770-ACC9-79158883429-B.jpg


    What I find remarkable is that the 300SLR, that almost unbreakable, well nigh...
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    Re: Concorde!

    The Concorde had to slow down to Mach 1.6 for the picture. The Tornado only had enough fuel for a four minute rendezvous. The Concorde flew on to New York at Mach 2, with a full complement of...
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