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  1. Re: Anyone built (or own ) a Ellis & Beams (sailing) canoe?

    I think a friend of mine has one, built about 40 years ago. I'll ask but I bet he can't remember much about the design he used.

    https://pictures.abebooks.com/WORLDOFRAREBOOKS/md/md30230677554.jpg...
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    Re: My forever young dinghy - The Zest

    I sail a 40 year old light weight wooden planing dinghy, and Zest looks a whole lot of fun indeed just from the drawings!
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    Re: Welcome to Gay Hell (Michigan)

    Maybe he's bought all the local politicians Paul…………………..:arg
  4. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Largest concentration of CO2 in 800,000 years…………. That's us, but carry on……………..
  5. Re: YouTuber buys Michigan town and renames it 'Gay Hell' in protest of Trump policy

    Don't we have a member in Hell?

    (you know what I mean………….)
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    Re: Greta Thunberg Needs A Ride

    Flying would compromise her campaign. It's a problem.
  7. Re: Gun nut nation—Woman executed in Chicago Walgreens for shoplifting

    Is he still cosied up with his lawyer? And are the police running dead?

    This says he was a 'friend' of the store clerk who spotted her....
  8. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I have less faith in the capacity of our species to make the changes necessary. Not the desire or even the knowledge how, but the actual capacity of the mass of humanity to follow through.
  9. Thread: Oil.

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    Re: Oil.

    “There is so much oil left to be discovered it is unbelievable“

    Sounds like donald BSing again. Funny that.
  10. Purri (Rick) sends his regards to nearly all of us…….

    He's on a holiday, and off to europe for a veteran rowing comp, his partner is quite good at it.

    Operation on his eye was a success in that he can see better out of it than he could before.
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  11. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Doesn't matter Gary, it's going to happen to his kids and grandkids too……...
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    Re: japanese tanker attacked in the gulf of oman

    We've had a couple of ex CIA US "Ambassadors" appointed when Labour, which is far from left on our terms, got elected.
    The US has been interfering with governments all over the world for at least...
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    Re: japanese tanker attacked in the gulf of oman

    Landrith #148.
    Australia didn't need any 'persuasion', we just followed orders and did our usual a55lick act to keep the US onside. Of course now the US is taking itself off side and Aus, up the...
  14. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I note the common source for the above 'references'……..

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/author/Ian+Plimer

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/bl...c3617585d22c6d
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  15. Thread: Treason

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    Re: Treason

    and you all know the remedy for that…..but…….5 pages on……….

    What was it that Einstein sad about repeating futile behaviour?
  16. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Ideology, the destruction of unions and political party financing had a deal to with that sale of many public assets and the destruction of the car industry. The motor industry in particular was a...
  17. Thread: 5G

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    Re: 5G

    Hmmmm, actually FB, Snap Chat et al are about mind control and have done a very good job don't you think
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    Re: Newhall Ship Chandlery catalog - 1899

    Oval brass sidelights at $3.75……………. my my……….
    And cork life jackets…
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/blob:http://forum.woodenboat.com/93682ad7-6b3a-4218-94f0-7e88aaf2350d

    Thanks indeed Bob.
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    Re: Allen Ferrel "Ancient One"(again)

    Gave me a jolt, seeing Peter's sig.

    Fair winds.

    I'm a sucker for double enders……………..:D
  20. Majoe power outages in Sth and Central America.

    Problem seems to be in Argentina, right on polling day……...

    "Millions of people across South America woke up on Sunday, June 16, to a completely dark world. The BBC reported that the entire...
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    Re: They will get revenge. We will be sorry.

    "Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"

    A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except...
  22. Re: Gun nut nation—Woman executed in Chicago Walgreens for shoplifting

    I bet she wasn't carrying……………...

    BTW does 'unofficial' mean he was a volunteer, not paid? If so Walmart can claim legally the murder wasn't their responsibility.
    Otherwise you would not see...
  23. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    A combination is the answer, and likely a deal of decentralised power sources backed up by batteries, or heat stored underground, or pumped water in various forms. But until the present model of big...
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    Re: apple fanbois or not

    We have, we are, and we hope we can get away with it……..

    Great pics though.
  25. Re: New York is building a wall to hold back the sea?

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/lowres.cartoonstock.com/history-king_canute-canute_the_great-monarch-monarchy-royals-phmn142_low.jpg
  26. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Any comment on the structural failure of buildings, the use of illegal/improper materials and the regulations that allow the builders to dodge responsibility? Some of these buildings should never...
  27. Re: Gun nut nation—Woman executed in Chicago Walgreens for shoplifting

    Butt gun comes to mind, roaming the store 'unofficially' just waiting for the chance to prove his manhood by shooting someone.
    And imagine being such a poor woman you had to steal essential hygiene...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Do they allow you to tie up there now? I sailed myself to lunch there, booked and all, in my dinghy a few years ago. Security guard was not going to allow me to tie up at what was a 'public' wharf. I...
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    Re: Animations that you like

    Toot, whistle, plunk and boom. But not the Disney versions which seem to be the only ones I can find.

    This was the one I was thinking of.

    http://photos.auctionanything.com/x/9186/twpbprint1.jpg
  30. Re: Phoenix cops absolutely lose their minds on young black family

    So how long has it been since they needed justification? They likely wouldn't have if they's murdered them all. Judge would have let 'rm off.
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    Re: SoCal Restraunt RANT !!!

    Dear dear me, such 1st world problems we have………..
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    Chunese circuits in the F35?

    "Circuit boards for top-secret F-35 warplanes flown by Britain are being made by a Chinese-owned company, it has emerged.Defence experts have raised concerns over the security of the new warplane...
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    Re: Animations that you like

    I recall that from last time. Also my favourite.
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    Re: japanese tanker attacked in the gulf of oman

    Maybe he's trying to recruit some more inmates for the Gitmo Retirement Home, just to justify the expense donchaknow…….
  35. Re: Looky here what's happening in Kentucky Coal

    Didn't think it out that far, but likely so.
  36. Looky here what's happening in Kentucky Coal

    The Kentucky coal museum will install solar panels to power the building so I hear…..
    https://wonderfulengineering.com/thi...-solar-panels/...
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    Re: japanese tanker attacked in the gulf of oman

    Re the tankers, care seems to have been taken which tankers to attack. Too much care unless of course you think that some group within Iran wants a war. Of course with the example of Iraq and...
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    Re: japanese tanker attacked in the gulf of oman

    Humans are as gullible as all hell. They'll believe anything as long as the snake oil salesmen can convince them of it.
    And the world is full of snake oil salesmen, our governments and temples and...
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    Re: Lean Mean Lawnmowing Machine

    Our place is a bit dangerous without a ROPS cage, and not really suitable for a ride on anyway. However I bought a self-propelled and built a stand on truck for it to tow. Don't really need the...
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    Re: Jay is 84 today

    Congratulations in order Jay, Nil Carborundum etc…….
  41. Re: Official Whitehouse Twitter account posted this picture.

    So the country is no longer for sale…. It's been sold already?

    Or was it just repossessed?
  42. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    The Kentucky coal museum will install solar panels to power the building so I hear…..
    https://wonderfulengineering.com/this-kentucky-coal-museum-installed-rooftop-solar-panels/...
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    Re: japanese tanker attacked in the gulf of oman

    "a U.S. official said on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity."

    Yes?? Well they would say that wouldn't they?

    Nothing from an unnamed 'official' in this admin is worth the time of day.
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    Re: japanese tanker attacked in the gulf of oman

    #81 says it all for me. Transpose that to Central America, how would the US react?
  45. Re: Florida: two men shoot each other dead in a road rage incident

    I once mentioned my travels in Rhodesia, (I had relatives in SA and Rhodesia at the time and visited).
    Palladin, misunderstood my involvement and sent me an email asking if I had met so-and-so, and...
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    Re: Do the bilge Scotch whisky drinkers

    Yes, I have 3 wooden boats to support……..

    That said I have been given 3 bottles of malt, all good ones, in the last year.
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    Re: Do the bilge Scotch whisky drinkers

    "Also enjoy American whiskey, Jack Daniels, for example?"

    No.

    But then I haven't done a lot of experimental sampling, life's short and so is drinking time.

    Someone will be along to inform us...
  48. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    What was the estimate? 600,000,000 climate refugees? What we call 'civilisation' will do well to survive. Of course civilisations have gone bust as a result intemperate overuse of resources before,...
  49. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    So John, we have a choice, do what we can no matter how futile, or let it all hang out, be as polluting and as profligate and as careless of energy sources as we like so as to hasten the inevitable?...
  50. Re: Florida: two men shoot each other dead in a road rage incident

    Remind me again why to never to visit the US.
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