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    Re: Truss and the Brit mortgage market

    IMF are scathing.

    UK government are essentially trying to undermine the central bank. Fiscal and monetary policy pulling in opposite directions. Another own goal, possibly as big a brexit, in the...
  2. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    How did they fill that room with so much honey?
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Australian gas will now be worth a lot more.

    The only fly in that ointment is it would require one to put the words 'Australian' and 'Submarines' into the same sentence. And we just don't that...
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    Re: Building a Peregrine 18

    If that's you messin about - what does it look like when you get serious!? :d
    Beautiful work.
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    Where's the right angle join!?

    Centre board case?
    (I wouldn't glass it).
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Nice tiller. I love that 'tiller tamer'.
    New for me - beautiful choice of timbers.
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    That sounds like a perfectly good diet. A bit less than I burn, but not unhealthy.

    Dare I mention public health and governments having a vested interest in a healthy society. Healthy eating...
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    Re: Tobacco Dentistry

    Check out Beetle Nut.....
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    In Ireland you might hear 'Are you well?' which is a literal translation of the Irish, 'An bhfuil tu go maith?'. Its most frequently abbreviated to simply 'Well?'
    'How's i'goan?' is possibly the...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Bahkmut, as the Russians (Wagner) inch forward they're putting the conscripts from prisons out in front to soak up ordinance and bullets. Those that survive are surrendering. The UA is being...
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    Patriotic TV presenter says draft officials who call up the wrong people should be shot, or sent to the front in Donbas.

    I wonder if he paused for a moment and understood he'd just dropped an...
  12. Thread: Annoying truths

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    Re: Annoying truths

    Is it Henry the 8th's foot or Elisabeth the first's?
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I find that very naive, at best.
    Not a trace of acknowledging the mass graves, torture, rape, hunger and fear imposed on the Ukrainian people by Russia. He wants his country to be able to butcher...
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    I find the outward thrust from Americans can take me aback.
    Its not so much the words as the "I-am-now-very-present-and-in-your-life!' -ness of it. Almost like its against your will.
  15. Thread: Rumours

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    Re: Rumours

    Just to be clear - if you feel Mr. Xi has been somehow maligned you will unapologetically pounce on the offender with all the vitriol you can bring to bear?

    Why?
    Doesn't Mr. Xi have enough power...
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    Re: Quit Killing The Surfers

    Sad news. A guy is his prime.

    This one punch thing was a thing in NSW Wales for a while.

    The perpetrator would come up and without any warning punch as hard as they could. Most frequently from...
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    What would be a typical greeting from a UK visitor?
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    NYT; Conscripting Ukrainians living in occupied areas. Disproportional recruitment of Tartar's in Crimea.

    Is this some messed up Soviet era attempt to meet the targets set by the authorities?
    How...
  19. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Next R President would do it.
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The reports from the front on this war have all been about how mechanised it is. How soldiers almost never fire their personal fire arms. You don't see the enemy you kill, he doesn't see you as he...
  21. Re: Judge bars enforcement of Delaware ‘ghost gun’ restrictions

    What an utter mess.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I think you may have nailed it Rumars.
    There is a large, 25mm+ plug in the leading edge of the rudder just at that point.
    It was working its way out when i last tended to it. In my head it was the...
  23. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Before anyone ever voted for him we listened to him brag about sexually assaulting women.
    Everything after that is just abominable..... 'Embarrassing' is far too light a word to use.
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Tom, John and Tom - excellent stuff.


    Apparently (Reuters) the Russian authorities are drafting the men they pick up from protests.

    Professional, well trained, well equipped, motivated...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Russian conscripts will get 15 days training.

    That there is the definition of cannon fodder.
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    Re: Ukraine

    If Russia engages nukes or dirty nukes via bombing a power station - Iran may have made a very grave mistake with their drones.

    Thing about tactical nukes is, if I'm thinking non-kinked, is the...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Anyone conceive of a tool to pull the rudder stock upwards?
    With the tiller attached i'd have something to grab. But maybe there's a tool that can grab the stock directly....?
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Don't get me started :)


    I checked in with someone i thought would have some insights.
    His opinion is almost certainly a keyway. The parts A and B are either cast together (I don't think so) or...
  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Nice article Nicholas.

    Russia has been under tzarist type control forever. They embraced Putin because that's the type of government that makes sense to them. Its a comfy familiar cardigan that...
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    Re: Ukraine

    https://liveuamap.com/en/2022/19-september-dnipro-dnipropetrovska-oblast131g

    All very quiet from the UA along the entire front today - except the airforce were hammering the Russians north of...
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Iranian drones are problematic.....

    NYT reported. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/18/world/europe/ukraine-war-drones-inmates.html
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    Re: Ukraine

    Looking for ways to support Ukraine; Saint Javelin.
    They're printing T-shirts and the profits go to the war.

    https://www.saintjavelin.com/products/saint-javelin-colour-edition-adult-tshirt
    ...
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    The Guardian is reporting the M777's from the US are wearing away. They're furiously reverse engineering parts to keep them alive and firing. Same with the HIMARs systems.
    This is a dimension i...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Found a slightly better pic of the rudder.

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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Got in the water - not as cold as i thought.
    Beautiful day and gorgeous sailing conditions. Wind was strong, W to NW, but a fully reefed main would have been a lovely way to sail away a day.

    A...
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    War is evident inside Russia.
    Belgorod, just inside the border near Kharkiv, watches the movement of soldiers in and the wounded out of Ukraine.
    On their way through soldiers buy military clothes,...
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Poor guy - that all sounds awful.
    Best wishes to him I hope he comes good soon.
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    Re: Sunrises are under-rated

    Red in the morning......
  39. Re: Alabama is jailing pregnant marijuana users to ‘protect’ fetuses

    70% - that's heaps. But you guys do like putting people in jail.

    better a link than a C&P i think.
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48419/this-be-the-verse
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Really?
    Why does it seem like that?

    Seems to me Putin held onto power for over 20 years (between president and PM) by stoking patriotism of the scoundrel kind internally, and externally by...
  41. Thread: Butt Strap

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    Re: Butt Strap

    Thats a very odd shaped hull.
    Whats the boat?

    I'd listen to wizbang first.
    Then, as you've already done it, I'd cover the entire bottom with glass, as you say. Possibly multiple layers.
  42. Re: Alabama is jailing pregnant marijuana users to ‘protect’ fetuses

    Man - i didn't even know marijuana could be pregnant.
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Azerbaijan and Armenia are at it again. 99 soldiers dead.
    Last time Putin sent in peace keeping troops, now all he can do is say Tut-tut. If that goes off its Russia v's Turkey in a proxy war - or...
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    Re: Lindsey Graham’s abortion bill

    As for the OP, as long as Republicans are up there putting the words 'Abortion' and 'Ban' in the same sentence, no matter the context or other words, the economy will not be the deciding factor in...
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    Re: Lindsey Graham’s abortion bill

    Just to clarify McMike; women shouldn't be allowed to decide to not have babies because they may not be smart enough to have babies in the first place?
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Explosions inside the Russian border east of Kharkiv.

    https://liveuamap.com/en/time/13.09.2022

    Looks like a train depot in Logochevka to the east, and closer in Belgorod, an airport.
    Ukrainian...
  47. Re: How to go insane or try working this one out.....

    Nice challenges Barney - gives life meaning.
    Keep it up brother.
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    wow - that's the whole northern zone around Kharkiv.

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    Re: Ukraine

    Suddenly its like a game of chess.
    A Ukrainian Grand Master playing a Russian enthusiast.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Same article the reference to kerfews and fear about winter cold.

    Things might get very hard for people under Russian control when the nights get longer.
    I wonder how the Russians expect to...
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