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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The current bombing more than echos it.
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    Re: Ukraine

    I thought NATO was supplying that 'service' from Polish airspace.
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    Re: Ukraine

    You sure that didn't work in Japan?
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Me too.
  5. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    Ah! Time for a re-viewing (re-kenning) of Trainspotting!
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Or they realise that they had their culture and values all along.
    The world inexorably changes for everyone, Little Britain couldn't see that and blamed Europe. Now they see they can't 'regain' what...
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Asian people in Sydney often wear masks, waaay before Covid.
    Asian cultures are extremely polite. If they have a sniffle they wear a mask so as not to infect others.
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The Simple Answer - so easy to write.

    I'm not sure what the word 'answer' means in that question - but if the Ukrainians having to respond to Russian aggression is equal to Ukraine 'answering'...
  9. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    That should be posted at the top of a few threads in this place.
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    One of the great satisfying things in life, to cut a tomato with a really sharp knife.

    Is there a unit of sharpness?

    I keep my pocket knife, an opinel, pretty sharp. I've shaped the blade so it...
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    David Mitchel agrees



    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/06/labour-should-reverse-on-not-reversing-brexit-keir-starmer
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Ahem.. ethnic Irish ... joke?

    I'm not sure which of those two the DUP would find more offensive. :d


    Just heard that brexit has transformed into Bregret....
  13. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Median age in Australia is 37. Considering under 18's don't vote, the older half gets a disproportionate say. More than 50% of voters in Australia are over 55. Every whiff of altruism disappears...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    rasping in curves?

    I can't picture how using that tool would not scratch nice deep grooves one way or the other.
    while the front part is being a rasping, the back is being a saw.

    Reused hack...
  15. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Is it still clear that the GOP will stick by him?
    If they're damning enough, and are likely to get out sometime in the near future somehow, and the GOP tried to bury them. Is that politically risky...
  16. Re: Trump may be toast- but who invented the toaster?

    Loved it!. Almost anything done well is a joy really.

    Thanks for posting.


    This reminds me of the tablesaw injury thread.
    Have you ever seen anything that looks that dangerous?

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    Re: How long before Truth social is dead?

    It could become the ironic new habitat for ex-twits.
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Fintan O'Tool catches the absurdity of how the UK is eating itself alive;

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/28/northern-ireland-election-brexit-rishi-sunak-britain-protocol
  19. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

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    Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    I try to use only pictures in my slides.
    Maybe a heading to keep me on course.

    You need to rehearse. Standing up, talking out loud.



    Now minutes! How the F does that work?
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Nobody provoked Russia, it's a complete red herring. Its bandied about by Putin apologists because they want to believe the west is bad.
    There was zero chance of any European or other country...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Practicality went out the window with the word 'yacht'.......
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    One nice thing about the rudder removal is it has required a 'destruction test' on the glassing.
    I was worried most about this area. The curves were extreme, the shapes especially in the tuck of the...
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Stealing children.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/20/kherson-orphans-hidden-mykolaiv-ukraine/
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/19/ukraine-confronts-tougher-fight-push-extend-battlefield-wins/

    Bleak outlook for an increasingly hard war from WAPO.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    She's looking spiffing with her new paint job.
    PU 2 pack on topsides, Micron 2 under. New touch up of the brightwork, Cetol Teak.

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    Here's the bit without the rudder.

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    Naming...
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    Does the protection of speech in congress extend to civil cases?
    Could hate speech about gender and sexuality be interpreted as a contributing factor in a case like this? Could families of victims...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I agree.

    I think importantly, WWII ended with the Nuremburg trials.
    The Germans HAD to look at their actions square in the face.

    Recent propaganda in Russia says Ukrainians were found guilty...
  29. Thread: Darktable

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    Re: Darktable

    I just made a light coloured bench.
    No need for an instruction manual, it's very intuitive.
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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    Pity it's Qatar.
    Shame, I saw a brief interview with a person who is going to play in the WC for the first time, they were very excited, dream come true. It's where one gets conflicted.
  31. Re: I’m old. I’m about to make reference to “the good old days”.

    I remember when people wrote complete sentences in actual words.
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I agree, EU membership is the more important.
    With that there's a strong incentive for Ukrainians to return and an organisation with resources to rebuild.

    Divert everything from Hungary and...
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Spirited attempt Tom #6965, but I fear utterly wasted.
    your interlocutor is incapable of interlocuting without full on A-hole BS. 100% pure troll.

    I counsel ignore, but I know it can fall on deaf...
  34. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    hmmm, Nader effect...
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    None of the media I read blamed Russia.
    Guardian/Reuters/Aljazeera/Nyt/WP.
    There was certainly the potential considering it occurred in a rain of missiles from Russia. Importantly if it was Russia...
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    Re: State of the Republican Party

    Lots of names on the thread that were precovid and not around post....
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    More pennies dropping?
    Sanctions actually biting?

    55secs in;


    https://youtu.be/Y5QDqszbDEM
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Oh no. Sad news, condolences to his family.
    he had a fire in his belly, sorry to hear it's gone.
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    It's so distressing to watch.
    The first responders are drained. The houses washed off their footings, everything inside destroyed. How do you clean that up?

    What a few years! Massive fires,...
  40. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I can't see any betting odds at the moment. Worth ten bob on trump to win?
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    Biden agrees, it seems.
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The missile strikes are clearly a sleight of hand to mask defeats and retreats.
    I wonder if the ferocity is proportional to the public dissatisfaction in Russia.

    It seems every missile strike...
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    1950's = old!

    A friend of mine lives next to a 6th century church. It's not even looked after by the gubmint, there's too many of those things around.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Transom mounted makes sense in sooo many ways.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Never thought of the zinc on the rudder shaft.
    I'm planing to pull the prop shaft this week for a peek. As the rudder is off it's a matter of some bolts at the motor. Freakin awkward spot for 6'4"...
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Dennis mentions this in one of his updates. The guy volunteered, as a POW, on film, to fight for the Ukrainians. The Russians asked for him by name, to be part of the exchange and then murdered him...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Nato must surely have a military plan for this.
    it's the political dimension that needs a discussion; to escalate by dropping the arms length approach, or not.
    Prolly won't mean boots on the ground...
  48. Thread: Ooof - COVID

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    Re: Ooof - COVID

    My experience was a cold/flu day or so, followed by a really really crap 24 hours, seriously not nice. Followed by cold/flu for a day or so. Maybe four to five days a being clearly sick. Then maybe a...
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    Re: Russia in one paragraph

    No one will destroy Russia except Russia.

    The troika is running wild because the driver is not at the reins. When the horses finally die of exhaustion the Rus will have a good hard look at the...
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    Heard a cattle farmer talking about the mosquito storm. They can't get to the cattle to spray them due to floods. The cattle get attacked by vast thick clouds of mosquitos and drain so much blood the...
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