David L

David L

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    The problem Canada has is proximity to the US, meaning you get political contamination Canada gets a LOT of movies and TV from the US. Back in the early 80s when I was in Toronto a lot the locals would...
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    Vaccine Trial. Was supposed to go in tomorrow early for 3 hours for physical and first shot. (Placebo or does unknown.) Got a call around end of business today that said wait, we'll get back to you. The explanation given...
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    Roosevelt sold 50 destroyers to the Royal Navy in 1940 in the Destroyers for Bases deal. If that is blocked, the RN would have had significantly fewer ships suitable for defending against a Channel invasion force. Small nit to pick....
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    Suggests to me that Stalin would have jumped on this opportunity and promised these physicists anything to get them onboard. Given the number of folks with Jewish heritage in the early days of nuclear research, I doubt many would take...
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    If it came after Pearl Harbor, do you think the U.K. would have shared it with the U.S. if the U.S. had turned its back on the war against Germany? Read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project#Origins There was a lot of British sharing...
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    hair dryer hose and duct tape. Apollo 13?...
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    But the North East have done well after their initial slow reaction and the NY/NJ/?? grouping are doing well at the moment There are signs that the party hearty folks in NJ are starting an upsurge there....
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    As I said: Gets way too complicated too quickly to make accurate predictions. The world was just a wee bit chaotic at the time. Way too many variables to model much of anything accurately. Which is somewhat where we seem...
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    If you parse the sentence you quote it basically says the most likely outcome would be USSR beats Germany. But it would be a long slog. And I wonder if they would stop at Germany or continue all the way...
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    Would the US even have bothered with the Manhattan Project if they were only fighting Japan? Or if they weren't involved in either war at all? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project On 9 October 1941, President Roosevelt approved the atomic program after he convened...
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    -10 in Toronto. Been there. Nearly 40 years ago. Memory is still seared on my cold senses....
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    They should have stuck with their Plan A for Dec 1941 which was a surprise attack on the British in Burma and Malaysia. Their military got too entranced by the military advantage of first strike on Pearl Harbour, when the...
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    but when I was in Chicago, and it got down to 9F (-13C) it had gone to fucking bitter. A comedian once said (maybe Richard Prior) that the winter wind in downtown Chicago could rip the skin off your face....
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    Not to vote (that you should do in your own district), but to keep an eye on the goons. Because that's where they will cngregate. This is the kind of thing were HE might be perceived as a goon if...
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    Oh, and I miss both Philly and Chicago. I *like* my cold winters. People I know from Montana and N. Dakota talk about visiting Chicago to get warm during the winter. Personally I really don't like such cold. I can't...
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    You left off the Philippines on Dec 8. Which might have been the 7th for the US and Europe due to the date line....
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    Edwards' policies were good. Locally most of us (at least the ones I personally knew) decided, after voting for him for the Senate, that he was a total fraud. Trump only with better PR and facade. He proved us to...
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    Some friends with parents in Montana would not pack such things when visiting in the winter. They would fly into the "big" town, visit a thrift store and buy up cold weather gear, then do the 5 hour drive to...
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    The D's have also picked some turds. That hometown[1] boy John Edwards had a big mess he was hiding from Kerry and most everyone else. If Kerry had won he would have had to deal with Edward's affair, love child,...
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    Well Japan declared war on the US first. But got the timing wrong by an hour or so....
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    TLDR: Most people have an idyllic and pacifistic view of what "nature" is like. Couples having 10 babies was my clue. But no where near 10 grown children....
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    Not quite. But let's see how I remember comments my 2nd cousin made to my brother on FB. I'll never take a Covid-19 vaccine. (and by implication his wife and kids) Everyone knows the flu vaccine causes the flu. The...
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    but I think a Lacrosse racket might be more effective. The canisters aren't smooth balls and would get caught up in the webbing....
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    We are trying to set up a legal document, and had to correct just such an error. I remember when certain codesets didn't actually have separate characters, though it was was actually 'I' for '1' and 'O' for '0',...
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    A directional (via a tube) fan that makes a lot of noise. Mainly used to blow leaves and yard debris into the street to piss off the local city crews who get to deal with storm sewer clogs....
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    I also learned to use keypunches, which came in handy in college when one class required using one (most of my work was done at home, where I didn't need cards) There were only a few of us (out of...
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    Agreed. Getting rid of the Trump is job #1. As long as the other choice isn't a total fool, I'm voting for him....
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    So it is not just the US. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/01/thousands-protest-against-coronavirus-measures-in-berlin-390021 Germany has it's crazies also. The gathering was organized with the title "The end of the pandemic — day of freedom."...
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    Now tell us how you really feel. :)...
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    To this day, I can still type more efficiently when I'm not looking at the keyboard. If I actually LOOK at the keyboard while I'm typing, I get confused. I remember automating a business around 78 and the staff nearly...
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