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    Re: This afternoon's Electoral College schmozzle

    There was a report that someone saw Victoria Newland handing out bread......

    When this happened in Serbia, Ukraine, Tunisia etc, the US said,.... "this is what democracy looks like"......odd when...
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    Still close after all the miles, and some very challenging weather routing to consider....map file would not load.
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    Re: Assange verdict: NO extradition

    Would that be journalists from around the world who have praised his work and awarded him for doing so? Journalists that you might even get your news information from?
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    Re: Brexit - the never ending tale

    No, i am just repeating what they said was a good reason for Brexit. Nice to know those born in Northern Ireland and those living in Gibraltar still retain the "right of free movement". So much for...
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    Re: Brexit - the never ending tale

    Swedish post holds goods from outside the EU to ransom till fees are paid. Expecting other countries to register to another nations taxation AND pay a fee for their benefit is really something.
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    Re: What Has Been Settled In The Bilge?

    This post deserves a sticky.
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    Re: Assange verdict: NO extradition

    If that were true, why the need to seek sanctuary in an embassy for 7 years? YOU might not give a flying fig, but it is obvious that Pompeo and his ilk have a far different opinion, otherwise this...
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    Re: Assange verdict: NO extradition

    Bail hearing set for Wednesday.
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    Re: Berniacs Need To Grow TF Up

    My comment was based on observation of the many posts that display duplicity. Your comment appears to be an unfounded allegation. There is a difference.
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    Re: Assange verdict: NO extradition

    Its these kind of comments that lead others to question just how far removed your bubble is from the reality the majority live in, or whether senility is taking root. Care to expound on what favour...
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    Re: Assange verdict: NO extradition

    For making common knowledge war crimes the US tried to keep out of public eye?
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    Re: Hollow Greenland paddle

    Sorry for the late response, somewhat lazy with so much snow about. My paddle is 6ft 11in long and weighs 2.78lbs. The shaft (to suit my grip) is 1 1/2in thick and 20in long before it flows into the...
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    Assange verdict: NO extradition

    Surprise verdict to many, but no surprise that the BBC is more concerned about Irans uranium enrichment than giving the Assange issue any cover.
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    I thought his boat was still in good order, but Dalin in 2nd and Royant have damage to foil or casing. Recall that Thomson in the last race had a damaged foil, but chased Armel all the way up the...
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    Re: Berniacs Need To Grow TF Up

    When you can face up to your own duplicity, perhaps then your critique of others might be of value.
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    That move has bought Dalin 100nm closer than he was this morning. Besthaven may have 10hrs in hand, but its a long way to go. Given the close racing so far though.......who knows?
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    http://www.yrvind.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IMG_1002-450x338.jpg

    No mention, and i can not see any glue between the planks, so it looks like it will be a dry assembly, unless that was a...
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    Besthaven has rounded(past 85nm South) of the Horn, 55 days and 22min from the start. Dalin 160nm behind.
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    Re: Hollow Greenland paddle

    My greenland paddle is solid made from spruce. Never weighed it, my elbows would give up before my shoulders even if it was half the weight. Its snowing outside, but i can weigh it and measure it...
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    I like seeing dogs have fun.
  21. Re: "Ad Hominem"--the Intellectually Lazy Person's Dodge

    :d I saw that movie too. Great minds and all that.......
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    The 2 leading boats look to be having some nasty conditions for rounding Cape Horn. For the first time in this race the 2 leading boats have opened up a bit of a lead, but a long way to go. I wonder...
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    Cut the strips down to 5cm or 2inch.

    http://www.yrvind.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/IMG_0994-450x338.jpg

    Will soon find out if he is going to plank first and epoxy later or edge glue as...
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    His words were "a sailing mock-up". So, perhaps he will just leave a small gap to epoxy between the planks then fair it off before a light glass skin? Unlikely to be his last boat.

    Agree cold...
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    Molds complete

    http://www.yrvind.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/IMG_0986-338x450.jpg

    He is going to rip 15mm birch plywood into 6cm strips. Seems way heavier than needed for its...
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    Hull molds half done.....

    http://www.yrvind.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/IMG_0966-450x338.jpg
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    Re: diesel diagnosis

    What is "normal"? What does the manual say? Some old Nuffields or Perkins had to have pre heat for a minimum of 40 seconds before turning the key. A voltage test on your glow plugs would be...
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    Re: Any heavy equipment operators here?

    I only driven an old worn out version, but it worked for the 2 months it was needed. It would also not climb much gradient in high gear. Even in low gear, progress up embankments was a very slow...
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    Re: 20 pardons

    You seem to be 13 years behind the curve. Before you go attacking other people about what they may post that you know nothing about, you might find it in your own interest to make some research...
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    He has the best excuse to escape from xmas to the shed......molds complete.

    http://www.yrvind.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/IMG_0947-338x450.jpg


    The raised topside should add a bit more...
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    Re: Brexit - the never ending tale

    When Greece had its own currency, they could print themselves out of trouble, much like the US is doing now. The EU let them join knowing there was already a problem, and also removing their own...
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    Re: Brexit - the never ending tale

    The accounting fraud to allow them to join in the first place was on behalf of the EU. There was also a rule about no bailouts for members, but that got side lined. If Turkey can wait 30+ years to...
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    Re: Trump threatens to veto Covid bill

    Joe Biden praised the process by which the bill was passed, saying “I applaud the bipartisan Congressional economic relief package” and called it “a model for the challenging work ahead.”Something...
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    Re: Trump threatens to veto Covid bill

    Amy Klobuchar just went on MSNBC to call raising the stimulus to $2,000 per person "an attack on every American" and suggests Congress override Trump's veto. pic.twitter.com/mEdDUY9dNu

    Can any...
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    Re: Trump threatens to veto Covid bill

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix0af3r8Uls
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    Re: Brexit - the never ending tale

    Not so many open minded here. If you do not take a side, they will pick one for you. Much wrong with the EU, but the amount of EU supported projects in the UK that was not funded by UK councils in...
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    I would not think so, he has not talked of it. Maybe rip the ply into strips? He has the space, has the ply and the design on hand.
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    Yrvind making models based on the same beam limits.
    http://www.yrvind.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/IMG_0860-411x450.jpg

    Says he is ready to start building the full size sailing model from...
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    Re: Novalny, Novichock and a FSB hit squad.

    I do not specialize in mental illness, but your behaviour appears to be consistent with borderline personality disorder; I hope i am wrong, but your post is questionable.



    You have a history...
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    Re: Novalny, Novichock and a FSB hit squad.

    Wikipedia can be edited by anyone at any time. This means that any information it contains at any particular time could be vandalism, a work in progress, or just plain wrong. Wikipedia generally uses...
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    My calculations on that time allowance for LeCam, given his speed and distance average so far, would give him a 212nm advantage, or nearly half the actual distance to the current first place.
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    Re: Novalny, Novichock and a FSB hit squad.

    You did not answer the question regards to Seymour Hersh. This is not about me or my validity, trying to make it so lessens your integrity to be open to new information, argue the point if you will,...
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    ^ A nice "simple" boat. I like the lifting beak under the bow. I do not know when pilots became able to steer a course based on a speed setting, rather than wind and course. Similar in some respects...
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    That was the Inuit word for that item, it is something entirely different in Greenland and different indigenous groups. Hope the hernia heals well, dont over do it. Look forward to seeing the craft...
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    Re: Novalny, Novichock and a FSB hit squad.

    So how do you value the opinion of someone like Seymour Hersh? Where on your scale does he fall between Putin brown-noser and reliable source of information?
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    Re: Vendee Globe Race Thread

    Thats not a lot of fuel for sure. Was this some time back? Electronic loads seem to get more and more. I think a double alternator on a main engine is a good idea, a large discharged battery bank...
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    Re: Novalny, Novichock and a FSB hit squad.

    Not at all. Why are you so quick to jump to conclusions? Anyone who has read the open material on Bellingcat would likely come to a similar conclusion. It is not a news source, more propaganda, much...
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    Re: Plans for long, skinny spoon blade oars

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTju5oLvXLMfeVMXx37fWWrzM9KpK0hFHqk-Q&usqp=CAU

    Do you really need spoon?

    Nice job Mr Amish.
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    Re: Sven Yrvind has set sail.....

    Nice one Lug. The parka idea is like an inuit tuilik on a kayak, that would save having wet oilies below.
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