KC375

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  1. Cruise ships perform an unpleasant but useful service much like dump sites or waste transfer stations concentrate undesirables elements to keep them away from the rest of society. Think of cruise ships as a gorby concentrattion and isolation devices thus lowering the gorby concentration elsewhere.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Boris Johnson – of piccaninnies and watermelon smiles – shows his pinning for the days of empire and racial subjugation as he goes out of his way to avoid adding a 13th person of black heritage to the 794 peers. At the core Brexit is a bunch of angry little Englanders and public school boys playing at empire although the game is long lost.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    CNN should be hiring in New Zealand
  4. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    My Scottish roots go back through the Hector. While Panama may have been even more challenging, landing in Nova Scotia with the winter fast approaching was no picnic. Of course you are factually right about the outcome of the Scottish attempt at an east india company but the oral history passed through my family may not be strictly accurate but the enmity towards the English as “invaders and conquerors” is strong. Given the mostly humble roots of my ancestors they did not tend to distinguish between Scottish landowners and the English.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I’m confident England has been a net beneficiary of Scotland (North Sea oil for example). That is the way with conquerors they don’t do it out of generosity or altruism. Although usually the propaganda of empire spins a different story “white man’s burden” and all that stuff. The British “gave India the railways” but India's share of the world economy went from 24.4% in 1700 to 4.2% in 1950 and from 1870–1900 £900 million was transferred from India.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I was going to say when you finally throw the invaders out you usually don't worry about paying them off... But then I remember Haiti and the $21 billion (current $s) it had to pay France for stealing themselves from French slave owners – debt finally retired in 1947. So who knows what the English might demand from the Scott’s in exchange for their freedom.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    but at least the UK has a trade deal with the Ivory Coast
  8. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are 'over', says No 10
  9. KC375

    American Dumbass

    I know it's a big hornet, but it is still a really small tracking device The idea being to follow the signal back to the nest...and end them all
  10. Just practicing the excuses I hope my kids use with my grandkids when they talk about me.
  11. Few eminent figures of the past look fully praise worth by the standards of the present. That’s probably a good thing as it shows our standards are evolving (hopefully for the better). Some lessons of the past suggest that one mistake is confusing remarkable events or achievements with remarkable people. It might be more truthful and more inspiring to reflect on how many extraordinary events were accomplished be people who were not that extraordinary even judged by the standards of their time. Thomas Jefferson made some notable contributions to history – one of my favourites being the separation of church and state...but I sure would not have wanted him managing my money. Would we have ever heard of Jefferson had he not been the son of Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph – with their connections and wealth (which he managed to more than fritter away over his lifetime). Churchill made some notable contributions during WW II – the perceptions of which benefit from his well distributed The Second World War (34 editions and still counting). One would certainly expect much of one born at Blenheim Palace. A closer look leads one to realize how much of his later successes build on his previous disasters – Gallipoli for example.
  12. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Poison in our kitchen: How deadly chemicals have invaded India's food chain
  13. KC375

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    1977 Swede 55 Sailboat Yacht - $65,000 (Staten Island,NY)
  14. KC375

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Yes the Amana RadarRange was not actually using RADAR but rather parts for RADAR.