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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The BBC is reporting Gen Sir Richard Barrow, Joint Forces Command 2013 - 2016 as saying (paraphrase) "If Ukraine is successful in pushing into territory that Russia considers 'Russian', then Moscow...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    The UK (and the world) is facing a period of high inflation and recession. UK prices for domestic electricity and gas are expected to average £3,500 a year per household by 2023. As ever, the...
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    Re: Projection.....

    The nats were worried that with Boris gone (well, almost gone, he's lingering like the smell of used socks) support for independence would ebb a little. No need to worry, it seems, the bold Liz is...
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    Re: A gardening implement score.

    So, a late change in career? Do you have the black cloak to go with that scythe?
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    Re: Wife passed this AM

    So sorry, John. Even when it's expected, even if there's suffering, even if "it's for the best", it hurts. It hurts. It hurts. Eventually it will hurt a little less, just a little. Talk to us...
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    Re: First out of the gate is Ted Cruz!

    Jim, I do hope so.
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The BBC is reporting that a plane carrying ammunition (and arms?) has crashed in northern Greece.

    An obvious step is to assume the Russians sabotaged it, it would be in their interest, after all,...
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    Re: Deadrise With Flare

    Looking good, I'm on board!
  9. Thread: summer heat

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    Re: summer heat

    Latest forecasts now have much of England with a 50% chance of reaching 40deg C at the beginning of next week. Meanwhile, Shetland basks in 15deg C and has not exceeded 17 all summer. Glad I'm in...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    We've seen the greased piglet in trouble before. This all depends on Tory M.P's deciding that they've a better chance of keeping their jobs after the next general election with Boris rather than...
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    Re: Quote of the day.

    $4.85!!! Bobbys, if you were a bit better informed you would know that you still pay very little for your gas/benzine/petrol. It's £1.94 to the litre near me, 3.785 litres to the US gallon, $1.21...
  12. Re: The Finnish and Swedish contributions to NATO.... if Türkiye allows.

    And the Kurds get thrown under the wagon, again.
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Jim's post (above, #3875) reminds me that we've not heard anything about those mysterious fires at Russian recruitment offices, fuel depot explosions and unexplained derailments on Russian railways...
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    Re: JWST first images

    Six of them show Glooog (from planet Xylion), four of those are his face (well, the area with the most sensory organs in the smallest area), and sadly, in the other two, he
  15. Re: Still waiting for the explanation of dark matter

    OK, I'll be the sucker. It's not called pink because it's not pink, it's not called purple because it's not purple, it's called dark because we can't see it. We can only just detect it because it...
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    Re: The real silver surfer

    Probably invented that thing to outrun any jealous husbands in his past!
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    Re: Moving to Poland

    Tom, places to visit for a long weekend or perhaps a week, try Krakov for history, and then go further south to Zacopani and the Tatras for some trecking/scrambling. It's gorgeous in both places. ...
  18. Thread: Drone posties

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    Re: Drone posties

    If they'll work in Orkney and Shetland, they'll work anywhere else on the planet.....
  19. Thread: Election, UK

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    Re: Election, UK

    For which we're very grateful.
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Thanks for that (post 3107), Andrew, keep them coming.

    This guy seems to tell the truth, though probably not all the truth, and I can't blame him for that.

    Meanwhile, in Mariupol, if the...
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Decourcy, have you got a source for the "Well, the US considers it a crime to kill a US soldier when they invade a country" bit?

    If that's true, it's really worrying for the rest of us (that's...
  22. Re: I just bought 16.7 US gallons of road diesel

    We're not sure about Boris, though!

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Thanks for the update ERGR, good to know. Does anyone have any clue about Ireland's plans to join NATO, or not? And most urgently, Moldova's?

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Does any one know anything about the status of Finland's and Sweden's applications to join NATO? What about Ireland's? And most pressingly, perhaps, Moldova's?

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
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    Re: Mars Rover Curiosity find

    The "thing" in the picture in the OP looks like a sample of dreikanter, a wind eroded stone. They often display smooth, or even polished surfaces, fluting, pits and odd curved shapes formed as the...
  26. Re: its really hard not to like the ukrainians right now

    For those of us to the east of the pond, posts 4 & 7 refer to npr, that is "National Public Radio". Wikipedia tells us that it is a publicly/privately funded, non profit organisation. It shows some...
  27. Re: One simple question about Ukraine getting planes

    What would be the situation if Poland (and/or anybody else) sold aircraft to an arms dealer for an undisclosed amount (perhaps a dollar each), who then sold them on (for another undisclosed amount,...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Thanks for that, Ben. Gives me hope.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Ben,

    Good thread, good build, good looking boat.

    What size is your garage/building shed, we know it's small, but how small?

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
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    Re: Military strategy

    George,

    Some Russian generals at least must be very worried.....about their families and themselves.

    Dwedais "Gwrion", nid "Twp"
  31. Re: Four masted barque rounding Cape Horn 1928

    17 days to get out of the North Sea! Not close winded, by the sound of it!

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
  32. Thread: Keir Starmer?

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    Re: Keir Starmer?

    Given Boris's continuing problems, he really can't expect to last much longer. However, there is no-one else in the Tory party to take over, the clever ones have sussed out that it's going to be a...
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    Re: more money access denied

    I agree with Reynard38.

    The problem is that these protesters are protesting against the Canadian government (how reasonable this particular protest may or may not be is irrelevant). The Canadian...
  34. Thread: 2022

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    Re: 2022

    Definitely not a proper winter in central Scotland. Hardly any frost, lots of low cloud and drizzle, little sun....more like November.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
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    Re: evacuating in BFT 9

    She's got the day signal for 'I am at anchor' showing (easily seen at about 10 seconds in, the round shape hanging from the foremast). This is "One Ball Up", "I am at anchor".
    She should be showing...
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    Re: Just When Boris Thought it might be safe.....

    I don't hold British senior politicians to a very high standard.

    One of my earliest memories of politics was listening in disbelief to Harold Wilson telling me (and the rest of the nation) that...
  37. Re: A gun story: break your heart or make you mad or both

    Scotland has a population of about 5,500,000 (Google).

    In 2021 Scotland suffered 55 murders by all methods (Google again).

    In other words, in Scotland, you've got a 1:100,000 chance of...
  38. Thread: Closer to war

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    Re: Closer to war

    George,

    We tried appeasement in 1939. It didn't work then and it won't work now.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", Nid "Twp"
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    Re: Blatant “Troll” Thread

    Wee Jaws with tiny tin teeth!

    Dwedais "Gwirion", Nid "Twp"
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Picture the scene.....the midwest, a summer afternoon, outside the light dazzling from sunshine on dust, it's far too hot for anything to move. Inside the "cowboy" saloon it's gloomy, it's almost...
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    Re: Epoxy for metal to metal?

    Pop rivets?

    Dwedais "Gwirion", Nid "Twp"
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    Re: Facebook and Twitter

    I don't suffer from Grumpy Ol' Pharts Disorder, I positively embrace it!

    Dwedais "Gwirion", Nid "Twp"
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    Re: Hey, Outdoors People

    Long ago, I worked on the first stage reconnaissance for one of the original consortia bidding for the Saudi Land Bridge railway scheme, planned to run between Jeddah and Riyadh. My job involved...
  44. Thread: Storm Arwen

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    Re: Storm Arwen

    Any one heard from Isla at all?

    There's still plenty of folk up his way without power on Monday night.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
  45. Thread: Storm Arwen

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    Re: Storm Arwen

    John,

    Big (as in knock you off your feet big) gusts and heavy rain/sleet showers here overnight, trees down, roads blocked, the next village was isolated due to fallen trees, the manager of the...
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    Re: Lysander Airshow -- Pilot's View

    They used Lysanders to drop and collect secret agents in occupied Europe during the last unpleasantness there.

    Very low stall speed allowed it to land and take off on very short & bumpy fields. ...
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    Re: schooner pr0n resurrection

    And sometimes, now matter how much sail you reef, the wind keeps rising.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", Nid "Twp"
  48. Thread: ducksfoot

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    Re: ducksfoot

    Blow your hand off if you ever used it.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", Nid "Twp"
  49. Thread: Bad joke

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    Re: Bad joke

    Groan. But new.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
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    Re: quiet well protected anchorage

    Iceland or Faroes.

    Dwedais "Gwirion", nid "Twp"
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