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  1. CAC

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    Every Country England Has Invaded: Visualized



     
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    Oh, at least a C-
     
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    Lol, it looks nuts gonna have to check it out , yes I concede England has been around and invaded lots of countries to become the empire that the sun never set on, but they ended up getting kicked out of most every country, India, Afghanistan, America, poured millions maybe even billions having to pay for armies to maintain order or fight border wars or internal civil wars.
     
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    Damage control damage control, lol was rearranging some shelves and didn't make sure the stack was level and one of my box trays fell. Tried to rearrange my shelves and one of my box trays fell off. Boy did I cringe when it hit the floor. My CR42 broke a wheel, my B5N landing gear off engine and cowling off canopy popped off and horizontal stabilizers off, mu f toys C47 wings popped off port prop off the flight cabin roof and windscreen off landing gear heated off, E7k1 floats hearted off stabilizers off want to copy it and make a E7K2, my Ki9 landing carriage broke off wing struts broke loose and top wing off have some .020 and .010 plastic rod and even some.006 brass rod to make new struts if necessary,the cando stukas 2 came thru and my swordfish been working on disassembling got it preassembled and found they put the struts on upside down want to make improvements and copy so I can do a Bismarck attack swordfish and one with folded wings and different camp schemes the one I have is all aluminum dope or silver lacquer but the Bismarck attack planes were camouflaged and maybe do the folded wing one in another popular scheme maybe I'll have to look up some other famous swordfish event. Anyway F toys kits or most of these new kits from Japan share preprinted and snap together so most should snap bac but going to have to glue most of the landing gear or carriages bac together and the biplane struts. Tried to upload a pic of the pile up but says the files too big and my phone doesn't have a size control like my camera but can't transfer any pics from my camera right now have to research camera functions and features for other devices and plan on getting one.
     
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    Yeah most empires eventually realise that maintaining an empire is an expensive business...When money from the motherland has to prop up a poor country, that country is set loose...
     
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    Been to two of their Finnish concerts. Great band!
     
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    How to cheat in early Olympics....

    Frederick Lorz - Wikipedia

    Frederick "Fred" Lorz (June 5, 1884 – February 4, 1914) was an American long distance runner who won the 1905 Boston Marathon.[1] Lorz is also known for his "finish" in the marathon at the 1904 Summer Olympics for not having crossed the "half-way mark" and still winning.

    In the marathon at the 1904 Olympic Games, Lorz stopped running because of exhaustion after nine miles (14.5 km). His manager gave him a lift in his car and drove the next eleven miles (17.7 km), after which, Lorz continued on foot back to the Olympic stadium, where he broke the finishing line tape and was greeted as the winner of the race.
     
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    One of many of my collection, as said; “nothing really, just wanted to share” (the mirrors disappeared long ago)
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    The US is often cited as having "military installations" in many countries, with the implication that the US now runs that country. So if the US gets permission to install a satellite tracking facility in, say, Australia, we now "occupy" that country. Conspiracy nuts and weekend anarchists love doing that.
     
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    I think Pine Gap is US territory...just a little blip of land, but yours...The US doesn’t even come close to running Australia...we think alike on most things so agree a lot...but we have had many arguments too, some doozies...
    ‘Australia doesn’t always tell us what we want hear...But it always tells us what we need to hear’ - Was it Pence who last said that?
     
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    Domina premieres on on 14 May on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK and on 6 June on Epix in the US.

    Historically, the relationship between Livia and Tiberius has been characterised as an ugly power struggle, with the historians claiming that the mother longed to be co-ruler, while the son resented her influence. We might instead picture a woman seeking to impart her wisdom and experience to a son who yearns only to do things his own way. No doubt, as the historians relate, Livia held long meetings with Tiberius and offered him advice. And no doubt, as several sources attest, Tiberius reminded her that she was a mere woman, with no authority to wade into the politics of men. In Domina, Livia states that "the first rule of power is survival". A woman she may have been, but by the time the first empress passed away in AD 29, at the age of 86, she had shown that there was nothing "mere" about her.

    "Livia: a blight upon the nation as a mother, a blight upon the house of Caesar as a stepmother". That was Tacitus's damning assessment of Livia Drusilla, first empress of Rome. The ancient historian elaborated that Livia put her husband, Emperor Augustus, under her control, and banished or had killed every potential heir to the throne in order to promote her own son – Augustus's stepson – Tiberius, as his successor. The first lady was even suspected of foul play when the emperor finally dropped dead in AD14 in his seventies.

    Regardless of what we see on screen, we should take with a large pinch of salt any suggestion that Livia acted to remove rivals to her son Tiberius and hastened Augustus' death when she feared he was favouring his grandson as his successor. More credible is the theory that Livia helped to persuade Augustus to adopt Tiberius as his son and heir. Since Livia had no surviving children by Augustus, it was down to Tiberius to ensure that her blood flowed through what would become the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

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    At least sounds interesting. Then again, anything about Rome interests me.....

    The truth behind Ancient Rome's most controversial woman
     
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    I saw something the other day that I thought was quite an accomplishment. It's gone by quietly, completely the opposite of the accomplishers customary actions. And knowing - okay assuming - the modesty of aforesaid individual thought I'd sneak it in here.

    Congrats Opana on over 14,000 !

    Keep em' coming Larry. :salute:
     
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    When General Clark visited our camp in Bosnia he had four body guards along. Two of them had suitcases notice the hole in the case. I think it was for a gun. Anyway, they had ear plug phones, and during the General´s visit one of them farted into the ear phone. The others were confused for a second and then started laughing....
     
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    Didn't notice. Just trying to have something to do.
     
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    This is a weird one:
    Australian Navy Finds 2 Dead Whales While Berthing In San Diego




    I can see how a sail boat could take a whale unawares...but how does a whale not know a dirty great big warship is nearby? What is the mathematical chance of two whales being hit in the same voyage? Wouldn't the bridge feel the extra drag? Something isn't fitting right in this story...
     
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    TBH the lookouts weren't likely to be expecting whales there. It's a busy waterway with ships up to 332 meters long buzzing about.
     
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    That is a bit strange probably got all,the locals and animal rights groups calling the navy and telling them they need to set up some kind of safety net or something. There's a beach that has a part that is protected by rocks and makes a pool they started to call it the children's pool but the seals started attacking the kids and the people wanted the city or county to do something says the seals were a danger to the children an animal rights group got involved saying the seals were there first and just protecting their habitat. Damn thing went on for years before the court made a decision, lol if I recall the seals won, but not after thousands of dollars in legal fees by the city and animal rights groups. Use to watch those green peace shows were they would try to run interference against the whalers in those little speed boats then they got enough funding to buy that big trawler. And would even ram the Chinese whale boats I think one time crews on both ships even threw things at each other they got so close that was an insane show wonder if their still at it. Animal rights activists get so zealous, broke into doheny eye institute destroyed some of the labs and took all the animals. Ok save the animals but destruction of property is totally unnecessary.
     
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