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Old 27-08-2010, 05:09   #106
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then there are the other things like owning over half the planet, having the largest military and merchant navies, first iron clad ships etc etc not to mention being the first country to put the world right when things go wrong
And the lesson is? ................Empires don't last for ever (even if you don't call them that ). especially when the natives become restless - about sending all their gold to "us" in exchange for shiney beads. or bits of paper with words on them.

Plenty of lessons from history for others. no names
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Old 27-08-2010, 05:21   #107
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Old 27-08-2010, 05:33   #108
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The germans invented the space race too. If it hadn't been for WW2 the russians and the yanks would never have got their hands on all those german rocket scientists who effectively built those rockets.
Forgetting about that fellow Goddard, aren't we?
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Old 27-08-2010, 05:36   #109
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OK guys... We dont do politics. How 'bout we talk about something less volatile and bring this back to Mark, like: This would never have happened on a Blue Water boat...
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Old 27-08-2010, 05:37   #110
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OK guys... We dont do politics. How 'bout we talk about something less volatile and bring this back to Mark, like: This would never have happened in a Blue Water boat...
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Old 27-08-2010, 06:06   #111
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Old 27-08-2010, 06:19   #112
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OK guys... We dont do politics.
It's not politics - it's history. If we were to bring politics into it, I would have included Anjou's questionable inclusion of the telephone in her list.
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Old 27-08-2010, 06:35   #113
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Old 27-08-2010, 07:50   #114
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The germans invented the space race too. If it hadn't been for WW2 the russians and the yanks would never have got their hands on all those german rocket scientists who effectively built those rockets. WIlly Ley died a month before the Apollo 11 landing Willy Ley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia but Von Braun lasted to 1977 Wernher von Braun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oh so true! The Germans gave us Einstein, too. Oppenheimer's parents were German immigrants, he was born in New York.

And because this is Mark's thread, let's not forget what may have been the most humane "invention" of the 20th Century. Howard Florey of Adelaide took Alexander Fleming's observation of bacteria-killing mold and gave us the gift of penicillin. OK, he was working in the UK, but he was an Aussie, after all. Thank you Australia!
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Old 27-08-2010, 07:56   #115
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Mark,

Been watching this thread. If you accept even half the offers for beer and consolation you are going to need a professional captain on board because you're gonna be blotto for the next six months.

Is this all just a great scam to get free booze for life?
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And because this is Mark's thread, let's not forget what may have been the most humane "invention" of the 20th Century. Howard Florey of Adelaide took Alexander Fleming's observation of bacteria-killing mold and gave us the gift of penicillin. OK, he was working in the UK, but he was an Aussie, after all. Thank you Australia!
And there you go! We've managed to mention Penicillin in a thread about Marks love life... What is this, six degrees of Mark?
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OK guys... We dont do politics. How 'bout we talk about something less volatile and bring this back to Mark, like: This would never have happened on a Blue Water boat...
Hush! Don't be giving people ideas. The last thing we need is a new poll trying to determine whether romantic breakup is more likely in a production boat, or asking member input on which manufacturer's brands are less likely to facilitate long-term relationships.
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And there you go! We've managed to mention Penicillin in a thread about Marks love life...
To be fair, it's my understanding that Penicillin and relationships are not mutually exclusive.
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Whats with that? Football is NOT soccer.
Football is played by Aussie blokes on a Saturday afternoon and is called Aussie Rules. Soccer is played by dweebs. You need proof? Beckham.



In North America REAL football is played on a field 110 yards by 65 yards with endzones 20 yards deep and the men who play it only require 3 downs to move the pigskin 10 yards and there is no "fair" catch or "downing" the ball(before any fans of that stiltifying thing called NFL reply).
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In North America REAL football is played on a field 110 yards by 65 yards ...
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