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    Re: B29

    I read that the B-29 program cost more than the Manhattan Project.

    That is just staggering.
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    Re: Judicial Coup?

    I usually agree with both of you, and I do do once more on this.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Books have been written on the causes of WW1. I’ll go with AJP Taylor’s theory that it was caused by the Russian railroad timetables.

    Some blame certainly goes to the British Liberal Government...
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    Re: B29

    I think I have told this story here before.

    In 1995 I was working in Subic Bay and decided to drive to Taal, the town on the edge of the volcano of the same name, south of Manila. We stopped for...
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    We had one in Ipswich as late as ten years ago when I had a seventeen year old and a ten year old. Loads of stock and loads of help and advice. It was huge and always busy.

    Then it wasn’t there. I...
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    Re: I hate this President.

    Ah - I know this one, Joe! I forget who told me, but if you move the thread to a different section of the Forum. eg Misc Boat Related, you can change the thread title and move it back.
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    Re: Ukraine

    A BBC report on the war as experienced by the Russian 331st Airborne Regiment.

    https://youtu.be/9jrS1xpbNFA

    This is classical BBC reporting; measured tones, data checked and checked again.
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    Re: Ukraine

    If you use Twitter, this link may be of interest.

    https://twitter.com/oryxspioenkop/status/1542586692703604738?s=21&t=FFilH55OahlcaMFFLXhgSA

    Ukraine continues to sell military jet engines to...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Stefan Korshak for today:

    https://medium.com/@Stefan.Korshak/june-30-day-127-bohdanas-in-the-muck-potempkino-village-grumpy-steel-barons-ea20bf8cce4d
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    Re: Ukraine

    There is a much simpler principle, which was stated by the Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations on the 24th of February. It is simply this :

    Irredentism as a casus belli is unacceptable.
    ...
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    Re: I hate this President.

    We all think he must be, but it’s not like Joe to express himself so badly, if he is.
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    Re: I hate this President.

    Joe, why do you hate Biden more than you hated Trump?
  13. Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    And here’s a vertical opposed piston engine

    https://images.app.goo.gl/QJ3Q5CFtEHjV4gMn8
  14. Re: Cell phone for dummies question.

    Another cellphone for dummies question:

    An exchange of emails with a large and respected boatyard and marina:

    Dear Deborah,


    A Voicemail message from you, timed rather improbably at 23.31...
  15. Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    I am annoyed at the ceaseless sniping at JK Rowling. Her children’s books have a multi/ethnic bunch of children and a gay head teacher but she suggested that women’s toilets should be for women and...
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    Re: Glyndebourne…

    It seems I am unlikely to run into the Conservative Minister For Culture Media and Sport Nadine Dorries, MP,at Glyndebourne, as “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!” is more her thing, but I might...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I agree.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    https://i.postimg.cc/Sskm6ZFn/96378502-9677-4095-969-B-B28-F701-A1-EFD.jpg
  19. Re: You know what grows really well in gardens?

    What grows in my garden are:
    Roe deer
    Muntjak deer
    Rabbits
    Grey squirrels
    Moles
    Foxes
    Neighbours’ cats
  20. Re: When your neighbor is a paranoid prepper....

    Sell and take the loss before he kills you.
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    I like this:

    https://i.postimg.cc/QNw3fnhF/68-B406-CB-E7-D2-45-B2-B56-A-0-CD4948-B3480.jpg
  22. Re: The Finnish and Swedish contributions to NATO.... if Türkiye allows.

    It’s good. I can’t comment on things that are outside my own field but when he wanders into my field he is careful and precise.
  23. Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

    It is I think generally known that the British FI cottage industry got its real start not from Raymond Mays and ERA which morphed into BRM but from Tony Vandervell losing patience with Mays, going on...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I think your readers need to understand what you think a « commando » is.

    Britain pulled all its military personnel out of Ukraine before the Russian invasion.
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    Re: Ukraine

    You might like to check on where Sir Oswald Moseley spent WW2, along with others who were adherent to the Nazis.
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    Why does anyone have a problem with AOC?

    She is young, pretty and talented and she isn’t the child of one of your oligarchs. She says what most people actually think.

    Anything else wrong with...
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    A gaff rigged working boat’s mast from the deck to the hounds was left bare and slushed with tallow so that the gaff jaws and the mast hoops would slide easily over it. The masthead didn’t have...
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    Re: Ukraine

    https://medium.com/@Stefan.Korshak/june-25-day-122-missile-madness-plague-propaganda-rail-ties-d1bf1444a872
  29. Re: Scotland’s Places to see too!

    I really like Oban, and of course you must take the train.
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    Re: Glyndebourne…

    It would be impertinent of me to tell you that your daughter can be very proud of that. I think the staging is very effective, too.

    Of course I then turned to “O zittre Nacht” and there I think...
  31. Re: Scotland’s Places to see too!

    I would always want to visit the Western Isles.
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    Re: Glyndebourne…

    Yes; there are some productions, still in the repertoire in some houses, which have a sort of 1980s “look” about them. They seem fusty and dusty. But changing the setting has to be done sensibly. For...
  33. Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    I agree with Jack; the fear comes afterwards as your system dumps a whole lot of adrenaline into your blood, which literally “runs cold” for a moment.

    I was riding a Honda 250 along a narrow...
  34. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Do the Supremes eat breakfast and/or lunch together on days when they meet, or do they work from home now?
  35. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    She is keeping up the left wing of the Democratic Party.

    I think that’s an OK thing to do.
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    Re: Glyndebourne…

    I think that production is too advanced for neophytes like me! Very impressive, but perhaps more a production for enthusiasts. As a young man, half a century ago, I was a spectator on the outer...
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    Re: Good analysis of poor whites

    Is there a Native American version of that?
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    Ça doit être un Delahaye - peut-être le modèle 165? Français- et complètement de trop!
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    Re: Good analysis of poor whites

    Well, up to a point! The 19th century saw huge numbers of skilled self employed hand loom weavers thrown out of work by the introduction of steam power.

    “Sabotage” actually means the act of...
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    My favourite motor boat

    She began as a steam launch, built in 1930 to replace a steam launch built in 1890. As you would expect in a boat built for the waters of Hong Kong, she’s carvel planked in teak. She was originally a...
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    Re: Good analysis of poor whites

    Extremely good points.
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    Re: Good analysis of poor whites

    I am a card carrying Union member. I know Nick (Peerie Ma) is too.

    Posts #14 and #15 are on the money.
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    Re: Glyndebourne…

    Snape is ten miles and a season ticket.

    Glyndebourne (pronounced in the manner of Margaret Rutherford’s Lady Bracknell saying “ a hand…bag?” is something quite different.
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    Re: Glyndebourne…

    This one?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KmTcYiuwYCE
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    Re: Ukraine

    The bit of the route shown from Odessa to Poland is u/s at the moment (!) and indeed we have had a container ship stuck in Odessa since February 24th because we had been developing the Odessa / West...
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    Re: Ireland....Must See

    1993:

    This was the fitting out berth. Note the ideal painting weather:

    https://i.postimg.cc/y8pmsHfT/50257-A45-4-D77-42-B0-A740-FD9-C47529326.jpg
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    Re: Ireland....Must See

    I’m so old that when I was living in Belfast we were building this where the Titanic Museum now is and the stages where Game of Thrones was made were the paint bays. The pipe shop was Prod and the...
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    Re: Good analysis of poor whites

    I wonder if I might venture a suggestion?

    Trades Unions.

    I think that the Unions in the USA are or were associated with the sort of Democratic Party that Joe Biden lives in.

    There is no...
  49. Re: In the moronic motivational posters file...

    Vocasti? - “To lead out”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic
  50. Re: Perjury is a crime, is it not, even for Supreme Court nominees?

    Agreed. I was just saying that in an almost identical Constitution, it has been done

    But as I was saying just now in another place, Joe Biden wanted to be like FDR and he’s got the far right...
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