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  1. I will get there one of these days.
  2. spankoka

    Power Ballast Systems for boats under 20'

    How about if you had a keel that was not actually part of the boat, but was attached by a magnetic field like a marine maglev?
  3. Yeah, yeah, yeah.....presently preparing to race my Laser when my ski season ends Easter Monday. Are there seriously people who do not sail because of the present contretemps?
  4. My father had pictures of the ships he served on behind the bed he made me on. Please fuck off. Neither nor in Halifax nowadays. That's the outlook I come from. I cannot solve US gun politics for them, but I have been to Hiroshima. Not judging the decisions made then, but I don't like to hear people use "nuke" as a verb.
  5. Fair point, I do not disagree. I once advised some gents at a self service gas station that they needed to look behind the rear license plate.
  6. That's the point. Maybe I am sentimental here but my father had an EMO card in his wallet that gave him a desk at the bunker in Debert, but he told me he would rather die with his family. I attended shelter drill much later in Brighton NY. What I learned at Hiroshima was that nuclear weapons do not kill everyone-that is the real horror.
  7. Neither nor in Halifax nowadays. That's the outlook I come from. I cannot solve US gun politics for them, but I have been to Hiroshima. Not judging the decisions made then, but I don't like to hear people use "nuke" as a verb.
  8. I hear you, but I am grateful that kids today do not have shelter drill. I am quite sure now that human misery will continue. I was not so sure about that during the Cold War.
  9. Meh, FDR was downright plutocratic but plenty of people thought he was OK.
  10. In general I think politicians take both too much credit and blame for the business cycle.
  11. I agree with you. As a Cold War baby I cannot help but think we live in much better times. There are still armed conflicts and poverty in the world, but at least that is no longer considered the normal state of human affairs. Stephen Pinker is the guy who really has the theory on this. Take a look at the skyline of Saigon now, they have come a long way since I was born. Generous people like Bill Gates really are reducing child mortality by funding research on new vaccines intended for the poorest of the poor.
  12. No, there will not be a review of the political risk of US warrants in Canada because that would be contrary to judicial independence. Ms. Meng is making the argument right now that her arrest is political and she should be released. It is the Crown that arrested her and is holding the extradition hearings, not politicians. Do you have enough education to understand "separation of powers"? Trudeau has already been burned for political interference in a court case.
  13. Solid writing, there's something about that cutting oil smell. Merry Christmas
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    How Trump Changed The World

    Toshimitsu Motegi could very well become the next PM of Japan in part because he very proficient at explaining Japan's POV to Trump. Motegi has managed to make all the populist rhetoric about Japan not contributing enough for its own defence go away.