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  1. That's because they started late, not any other reason. By the time they got going, all the good places were already held by other countries. FKT
  2. Since when is/was the Falklands a colony? It was an uninhabited archipelago. It's no more a colony than the Shetlands Islands is. The French prepared their colonies better? ROFL. They still HAVE colonies that they won't let loose. Those they don't have, they lost by force of arms for the most part. Mind you in terms of worst colonial masters, the Belgians would take the cake, the Portuguese second in a dead heat with the Germans and then the French/British IMO. Though Spain has to figure right up there in the 'worst' stakes too, considering central and south America. Anyway, I d
  3. So - you want to compare *current* French colonial possessions with *former* British colonial possessions? Is that good logic in your mind? Perhaps you should ask the Algerians or the Vietnamese for their opinions on French colonial policies, After all, just like the British, they packed up quietly and went home when asked, didn't they? FKT
  4. You should stick to politics. You make no sense there either, but it's less obvious. In this context, a feral animal (species) is one that's been introduced to an area outside its normal range. IOW, deer in Australia. They never existed here until fuckwits brought them in. Now they're a pest species. I used to live in a suburb bordering one of Sydney's national parks, the deer used to come out of the park and eat pretty much anything you tried to grow. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see some turn up on my grassed areas in the next few years. When I bought this place 20 years
  5. You might have spent the best part of 2 years here, BJ, but given that you never moved further north than where you cleared in - Bundaberg, was it? - and you never went further south than Sydney, you know less about Australia than I do about the USA. I've got friends in boats a fraction of the size & capability of yours that have been far more adventurous. One of them is in the Marlborough Sound region ATM. I guess you're still butt-hurt over my lack of empathy for you having to pay GST on stuff bought in Australia. Sydney has a really nice bridge, you could have gotten over it were y
  6. I think his students self-selected. The bright ones changed subjects in the first few weeks while you could still do so without penalty. The dregs remained. FKT
  7. As I've said, his real problem is that for decades, by virtue of his position, he could force his views on others without challenge and in the full knowledge that he could ruin their future if they had the temerity to challenge him in any way. You just have to look at his early postings here, where he did his best to assume an authority and mantle of knowledge that he didn't have - and his reactions when challenged. In this place he's not by any means the smartest person in the room, it's obvious that he's not and that rankles. He also has no demonstrated SOH or ability to react gracefull
  8. My Witch jib is 134 sq ft. It's on a Wickham-Martin type furler that I built myself. No winches for the jib, typical Tom sail plan. He specified hank-on, I didn't and still don't like that idea on the end of a 7' bowsprit regardless of downhauls etc so I built a furling jib using Dyneema instead of wire for the luff line. IME so far it works fine, it's inboard of the fixed forestay and I can take the entire sail down if I think I need to. Roll it up then slacken the halyard, lash the rolled sail to the lifelines.There's usually 2 of us sailing and our practice is for the person aft t
  9. Come on - he was a political science professor. Give him some credit; he manages to write actual sentences. Well, mostly. FKT
  10. Yep. My immediate reaction is - "Another fuckwit trying to compensate for a tiny dick". FKT
  11. Meli check facts? Surely you jest. Why on earth would she start now? The warm inner glow of hugging what she knows far outweighs anything like actual facts. FKT
  12. So would a lot of people. If I got another go-round I'd aim to be a ship's engineer. FKT
  13. It's always been a waste of time. That's a feature not a bug. FKT
  14. No, I just tend to skim through this cesspool for the most part. Particularly ATM as I'm lining up all the little ducks in prep for hauling the boat out for upgrades & maintenance. I had AJ pegged early on. Full of his own self-importance and utterly bewildered by our inability to recognise his masterful leadership when offered. As he cannot possibly be wrong in any aspect of anything, it's all on we ingrates to change our ways. The reason he wants noms de net banned is so he can take shit off of the forums and into real life to make disagreement have real-world consequences. Sad
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