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    Re: Concorde times 4

    71,000 / 8,670 = 8.189 years

    No other supersonic aircraft has achieved anything like the time at supersonic speed that the Concorde fleet achieved.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Tell us all about your interest in wooden boats. Pictures of your boat are always welcome.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Thanks. That’s the beginning of the end for Russia.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Off topic, but I think President Bush really had no choice. Once it had been determined that the Taliban were sheltering al-Qaeda, had been asked to hand them over, and had refused to do so, US...
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    Re: Ukraine

    To illustrate the difference, this is a photo, taken this month in Mariupol by a photographer called Ilya Pitalev. As you may see, these people are waiting in line at a bus stop:
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    Re: Ukraine

    I am nobody of any consequence and I approve this message. In its entirety.
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    Re: Ukraine

    The one I’ve been waiting for from Stefan Korshak:

    https://medium.com/@Stefan.Korshak/august-17-day-175-lit-fuses-exhibits-1-thru-6-more-russians-4a9fdeca9c1e
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    Re: Ukraine

    Here is a wooden boat that I built and own:

    https://i.postimg.cc/zv81mvrg/8-E749-F34-DD25-430-A-99-CA-85-FB7643-AD52.jpg

    Let’s see one from our new friend H.R.Davies.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Very detailed article in the Wapo, mentioned above:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/interactive/2022/ukraine-road-to-war/?itid=hp-top-table-main-t-4
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    Re: Liz Cheney , You go girl!!!

    I am much more worried about the long term misconstruction of the First. That’s what gives the enemies of your State their power. The Second is a detail.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I think that NATO was acting in compliance with a UN Security Council Resolution in 2011.
  12. Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    From watching the careful and painstaking way in which the Biden administration goes about things, I feel sure that there must be.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I think most people who contribute to and who read this thread (by and large they may be the same people, though I hope there may be some lurkers) try to keep it as a resource for slightly above...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Another Russian HQ has been suddenly flattened. This one is in Lysichansk. And it looks like some more carelessness with matches in Crimea.
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    Re: Scot Bell

    Thank you, Scot.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Stefan Korshak:

    https://medium.com/@Stefan.Korshak/august-15-day-173-isolde-you-so-more-metal-downrange-making-the-natives-restless-1d1a15463ce9
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    Re: Ukraine

    The Institute for the Study of War:

    https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-august-12-0
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    Re: Ukraine

    Very careless…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62547403.amp
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Do you people still execute those found guilty of espionage?

    Asking for a friend…
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    Re: Ukraine

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/03/what-would-this-ukrainian-like-for-her-100th-birthday-that-putin-will-die

    The lady celebrated her hundredth birthday today.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I do like the way in which, whenever Ukraine pulls off a daring raid behind Russian lines, both sides say that it never happened.

    This non-event was downright spectacular.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Stefan Korshak, back from his holiday, thinks differently:

    https://medium.com/@Stefan.Korshak/august-9-day-167-saki-splattered-looks-harmful-poor-mans-brinksmanship-222d9f410e70
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    I cannot think of anyone else who has retired after the age of 100.
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    Commanding Officers of British nuclear missile submarines are actually required to listen to the BBC “Today” programme on Radio 4 from time to time. Should it not be broadcast, they are to consider...
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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.
  29. 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.
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    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?
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    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.
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