David L

David L

  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    You should try Boston some time. :)...
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    They're swinging a wrecking ball. They don't care what they hit so long as they're last man standing. Ditto the US just now. They don't say it in public but the extreme hard core DT supports are mostly there. Except...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Honesty makes me admit that American media barely notices that Ireland exists In general in the US we don't get much mainstream media coverage of things outside of the US unless there are MAJOR riots, laws that piss us off,...
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    From the US. For 40 years or more there seems to be a hit TV show over here that is a derivative of a hit (or maybe not a hit) UK TV show. Typically these are not duplicates but shows...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Correction: there are falls on the Mississippi in Minneapolis-St.Paul OK. I'll give. (I knew that but it didn't turn up in my mental recollection at the time.) So a corrected point is the Mississippi had no falls or rapids for...
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    I don't know the local geology (or river width) of Memphis well enough to make a really informed comment, but a lot of "first bridge over $river" replace a ford or ferry crossing, and/or are at a place that offers...
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    The problem with Mexico is that their corruption & violence is EVEN WORSE than that in the USA, which takes some doing..... Sorry. Not quite right. Central America is an incredibly dangerous place. So much so that "middle" class folks...
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    Now, if you don't buy what I just wrote, consider that the US sent $290 million in aid to Mexico in 2017, exported $276 billion and imported $340 billion in goods and services. I assume that does not include the...
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    I've frequently thought that if we really don't want immigrants that the place to put our money is into Mexico. We do. Lots of money. Truckloads of money. We just keep giving it to the "wrong" people there....
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    Rather more Venezuelans are going into the neighboring nations of Brazil and Colombia. I bump into Venezuelans driving Uber and Lyft more and more often in North Carolina. They are formerly middle class folks who managed to get out in...
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    Invading Venezuela might be one way to justify the wall. You're missing the point. They wall is a rallying cry. It is a way to distract the new cycle from real issues. Once it gets funded and starts being built...
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    Similar to Memphis is why Fulton Kentucky? It was a major rail head into the early 20th century. Before refrigerated rail cars. At least before ones that used power instead of ice. The geography allowed rail lines to converge there...
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    I'd have guessed many more than that. But then I've stood on the bank in Memphis and been able to see 4 of them. I guess my subconscious didn't realise that such a high proportion of them were concentrated there....
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    I rather like it. My father got his B-24 gunnery training in a middle of nowhere Oklahoma base in 43/44. Apparently the local farms were big on raising sheep. He said they got to eat mutton 2 or 3 times...
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    True, although proverbially rabbits breed like, well, rabbits. I looked it up recently. For a mammal they are a bit hyper. Guys can join the club at 3 months. Gals at 6 months. Gals can do a litter every month....
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    Crash out on March 29th, despite Parliament voting Not To Do That I'm seriously deficient in my understanding of UK legislative details but every time I hear about that option and vote I get the feeling they are voting to...
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    (ignore the 4% who can't fill in a form) Actually most of those either voted for someone other than the top 2 or purposely didn't vote at all in disgust. Personally I understand the later but decided to vote for...
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    Unlicenced use of a smaller transmitter is an offence under the Broadcasting Acts, and all you actually have to do is report the fact of an interfering transmission to the police, who will initiate a investigation. While micro FM stations...
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    What's weird about it is that using a geographical feature—a river!—as part of a four-letter code isn't exactly generalizable to the rest of the planet, Actually it is. Radio call signs are grouped by geography. And give the physical size...
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    WABC? That's a radio station, right? (Americans have weird ways of naming stations …) I thought it was an international body that gave out naming rights. Except for a very few stations that were formed early in the day, In...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I can beat that. My father built houses as a part time occupation when I was growing up. So by my teens I was the unpaid cleanup labor and "move that pile of xxx from there to here" person. He...
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    I don't see 0.4 in the article, I see 10.4 million barrels a day It is in the caption for the first picture in the gallery at the top of the article. I'm guessing it is a typo and the...
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    Ah. No. This started as a rift by you I think about how big a solar panel a person could carry up to a roof. Which tied to how hard it was to install them or some such. And you...
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    sleepingroutine makes comments about how Russia as a country is in so much better shape that any of the rest of us are willing to admit. Doing some casual research for something unrelated to any of this I came across...
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    I'm not saying they don't have one of those gadgets, just that it's not come up and I've not seen it. It would be stored inside of the truck. Maybe there's a reason to not use such. Anyway the only...
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    On domestic roofs the options are generally a ladder or a crane/lifting platform. Hmmm. In the US most roofers us a lift device that attached to s normal extension ladder. Electric motor driven with a control switch that can be...
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    Changing the subject... any Londoners here? Hey, thanks for trying. Two memories spring to mind. In the Bond movie "Goldfinger" they are driving around Lexington, Ky to get to the airport. (Lexington was a valid locale if you're trying to...
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    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/02/children-sex-tourists-leave-behind-fathers-visited-philippines...
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    Neither Oyster nor Mussels are FISH - they aren't even vertebrate ... they are Molluscs. Fine. Food from the ocean then....
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    Nope. Didn't miss it. I was purely talking about eating them. Not gona do. Nope. Nope. Nope. Congealed snot grown in distilled water is still congealed snot. And as much as my doctor and others think eating fish is a...
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