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    Re: To some degree, I was conceivedů

    I Catholic Ireland where holding hands before marriage was banned, I was miraculously born six months after my parents married.
    Nobody blinked.
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    Re: While we bemoan the release of killers...

    If I was family of his victims I'd be livid.
    Spmeone as effed up, who did things that bad....
  3. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    Oxytocin - oxytocin
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    Re: Victor Bout released from American prison

    Putin demonstrating he always looks after his people.
    Its a HR thing.
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    Re: Best British shows

    Blackadder, especially the fourth.
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Will any western country buy Russian oil again if they have a choice?
    There's lost income and there's future income.

    It'll be a generation at best before Russians can be part of the civilised...
  7. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E43-CfukEgs
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    #7498, it's worth following the link. Very interesting manoeuvres taking place. Chess pieces moving around, preparing for the next gambit.
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    Re: Trump’s CFO

    Nuff said.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym
  10. Thread: Calendars

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    Re: Calendars

    No calendars for me.

    I had an interesting couple of people at the museum recently. Two First Nations guys who've been studying stone tool production around the world.
    They'd just come back from a...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think the assertion that Sandtown is bringing a perspective is charitable.
    Its pretty easy to say 'war is bad' and everyone who says Ukraine should be helped is therefore bad. Easy to say, but...
  12. Thread: Lectric Bikes

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    Re: Lectric Bikes

    Similar here, max 250w and must cut off at 25kms. If not; rego, insurance, motor vehicle testing, actual motorcycle helmet, and you can't use bike paths.

    I live in a small town, my cheap ebike...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I get the average run of the mill 'Motherland' BS being drunk down with gusto.
    Its the totally absurd ones, i can't believe they believe people will swallow it.

    But as someone showed earlier in...
  14. Thread: Bimini. Bahamas

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    Re: Bimini. Bahamas

    Jeeez Kevin, this is close to sadistic!
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I can see the models in the bottom section.
    Just there above the hollow, I'm sure there's guitars there.
    And without question, toward the top there, thems violins for sher.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Shipwright sent me a link.....

    https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/04/28/electro-chemical-damage-in-wooden-boats/

    Intersting site.
    https://waitematawoodys.com/
  17. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Thanks so much for letting us know - thats terrific.
  18. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    hee hee

    Things is, imperial is infact metric.

    Try and find out what an inch actually is, and you'll discover it is based on the milimeter. 25.4mm in the US. Because - we know what a millimeter...
  19. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    Thanks Gunter, is having to carry the memory of the war all the time hard - emotionally? Keeping them in focus all the time. I imagine for some this must be difficult.
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    Re: Ukraine

    yes, sickening hey.
    Its hard to pick public opinion in Russia, do they suck this stuff down..?
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    Re: Ukraine

    Putin will not comply with the oil cap that kicks in on Monday according to The Kremlin.
    ...
  22. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Beat me to it. I'd have gone fermentation and salt.
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Such a small step, why so hard?
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    Re: Ukraine

    They knew pretty quick.
    Within an hour of Hiroshima they'd sent out a recon flight.
    If there was any doubt, 16 hours later Truman told the world, including Japan, exactly what happened. When...
  25. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Would SCOTUS take up such a pitifully pathetic appeal?
    Are they not there for serious stuff, not for minutiae of individual cases essentially about baby sitting?

    If SCOTUS heard that appeal it'd...
  26. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    If only he got the irony.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Denis seems uncharacteristically deflated.
    Maybe watching the terror bombing from the outside is weighing on him, survivor guilt type thing.

    A couple of weeks ago it was Crimea by Christmas, now...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Sorry Nicholas, are you saying attacking civilians has not contributed to their defeat every single time? That there are glaring exceptions? I'm sure we entirely agree on that.
    You seem to be a bit...
  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    So George, how do you think the conversation went?

    messenger 1: Supreme commander the US has bombed scores of our cities to rubble, and now they've dropped two bombs that have each destroyed an...
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    what are you talking about Nick. Honestly I've completely lost you.
    Bombing citizenry works, has worked and will probably work in the future. That's not nitpicking, it's actually quite broad.
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    Re: Ukraine

    In a country of 140 million? the fact that a few thousand protest is not particularly inspiring. Statistically about 4,000,000 Russians believe the world is flat (based on an average of 3% globally)....
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    Huh?

    Nitpick?

    Japan were bombed into capitulation. Whatever other niche theories are out there, it is an accepted historical truth. Sure there was more than one thing happening at the time, it...
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    Not so horrified they protest, even for brethren Slav's.

    Theres a lot of fear in Russia. I suspect your average Ivan believes Putin could go, but would be replaced by someone equally ruthless. If...
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    Re: dinner

    I mean..... fart! And more fart!
    At least that's what would happen to me. Cohabitation would be impossible.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Nice work MMD.
    Missing your input in this place. Sincerely looking forward to having you back.
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ah, you clearly have no idea how this carp works.
    I'd tell you how I know, but I'd get arrested.
    But apart from that you might underestimate the resourcefulness of an Aussie tradie with a singular...
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Thanks Nick, I look forward to it. The beeb always gets behind good quality doco's
  38. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    Why all that money of 11 carrier strike groups then?
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    I think science fiction is actually one of the best medium for political discussion.
    Its just not as catchy to say...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Watched Whitnail and I recently. Very disappointed it didn't hold up.

    The bicycle thief - amazing every time.
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    Re: Construction work

    So many puns, but how to take the first step?
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    I'm a bit over half way through the full series - for the first time.
    I'm really enjoying them. I class them as yarns well told. I can't read them back to back - its a bit same same. But a small...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Yes, SS.
    It meets the bronze gudgeon metal to metal. I'll tap in an M6 and connect a wire from that to the zinc i think.

    Glad you enjoyed the doco :)
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    As far as i know, the US government already spends as much as other western nations on healthcare. Thats the point, between what your government and your private citizens pay for healthcare you have...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    I was wondering where he was going with that.

    Australia is one of the worlds biggest exporters of gas. The value of that gas has gone through the roof.
    I think it was Australia who blew up NS2....
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    HRDavies won't be happy that even the Chinese are critical of his hero Xi. He's been to Shanghai don't you know.

    I love the blank paper protest.
    Its illegal to write anything that criticises the...
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    Re: holy effing ****

    Holy effin **** doesn't do it justice.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I got the local shipwright to fabricate a new one.
    Four layers of 18mm marine ply epoxied, using the original as a template. New post. I hadn't discussed ow the post attaches to the rudder, my...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I made my case for it early in the thread, I stand by it.

    back in the water on the 8th. There's a high tide at 10am the following morning to get me over the bar out of the creek. Summer of sailing...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The great pressure that was threatening; Europe going cold for winter and forcing Ukraine hand, how is that picture? Any insights from our European brethren?
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