El's Kitchen

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#27933 Jul 18, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tall Ships were very well received when
they came to Dublin, everyone enjoyed the spectacle.
So good to see you around,Tony.
BTW,
There's an Irish TV series, called
LOVE/HATE.. which is particularly
good .. and has won many awards..
somewhat like The Sopranos, it
deals with the underworld criminal activity
over here, and is said to hold very true
to real life..
Watch out for it..
I know the BBC bought it.
There was a very good detective drama called Jack Taylor, set in Galway. Channel 4 bought it, it was made by a German company. Brought back memories as his local was one of the pubs I drank the black stuff in when I was over.

Btw, loved Kilmainham Gaol when I visited Dublin - absolutely superb. However, the Liffey, about which I had such romantic notions, could certainly do with a clean!

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#27934 Jul 18, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Skippering is on hold now for about 5 weeks - until the treatment and the after-effects are passed. Finite time now - this has gone on since April, so on the home stretch now.
Notice all the ships in the link except one are US ones - I've competed twice in the European Tall Ships Race and know most of those from this side of the pond, but I'm not familiar with the ones you gave - thanks for that.
Interesting what you wrote about modern history. As you may know - I taught history in high school for 17 years before coming to my present life and it has changed a great deal. I specialised in the Nazis, Stalin and much of the twentieth century, including Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis. When I was at school, they seemed to have the impression that all history ended with the death of Queen Victoria (1901) which I found very frustrating.
It takes time for history to bubble down. We are just finding things out about the missle crisis we didn't know. Cuba had working missiles during the crisis that were under the command of a soviets. The Russians were afraid the guy would fire them

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#27935 Jul 18, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Denny, Franko, PP, DW,
Thank you -
Yes, I suppose it pays to take care in this intense
heat, our little pale face people weren't built
for intense heat (:
Good morning Grace. It gets very hot in Texas but then every place has air conditioning :)

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#27936 Jul 18, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not that surprising other countries aren't represented - crossing the pond would take about 5-6 weeks and that would be dead time for a vessel - unlikely to be able to fill paying berths for that. Then navigating up to the Great Lakes - round trip of both ways around another week. That takes out three months at prime earning time in summer.
No, you miss my point on the history. When I was at school as a pupil it was somewhat stagnant. Now it is very much up-to-date - certainly in the UK, there is much taught about the twentieth century, particularly the totalitarian regimes.
Sterling Hayden had his master license at 22. A very interesting man and a war hero
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Ludington, MI

#27937 Jul 18, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Do me a favour and don't post to me any further - I will not be replying.
no
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Ludington, MI

#27938 Jul 18, 2013
and why, are you that weak?

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#27940 Jul 18, 2013
Home Chill Towels

https://www.chilltowels.com/

Chill Towels provide instant cooling, without refrigeration, right out of the package !... Chill Towels readily drop to 20&#730;- 30&#730;F below your normal body temperature ...
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Ludington, MI

#27941 Jul 18, 2013
Vee wrote:
Home Chill Towels
https://www.chilltowels.com/
Chill Towels provide instant cooling, without refrigeration, right out of the package !... Chill Towels readily drop to 20&#730;- 30&#730;F below your normal body temperature ...
thats just stupid

“Big Sur”

Level 8

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#27942 Jul 18, 2013
Vee wrote:
Home Chill Towels
https://www.chilltowels.com/
Chill Towels provide instant cooling, without refrigeration, right out of the package !... Chill Towels readily drop to 20&#730;- 30&#730;F below your normal body temperature ...
Nice cold towels would be good in the desert but I still prefer these!
https://www.google.com/search...
When the kids come in from the pool, they hang their towels on this and WALLA, they're dry without using the dryer!
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27943 Jul 18, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Skippering is on hold now for about 5 weeks - until the treatment and the after-effects are passed. Finite time now - this has gone on since April, so on the home stretch now.
Notice all the ships in the link except one are US ones - I've competed twice in the European Tall Ships Race and know most of those from this side of the pond, but I'm not familiar with the ones you gave - thanks for that.
Interesting what you wrote about modern history. As you may know - I taught history in high school for 17 years before coming to my present life and it has changed a great deal. I specialised in the Nazis, Stalin and much of the twentieth century, including Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis. When I was at school, they seemed to have the impression that all history ended with the death of Queen Victoria (1901) which I found very frustrating.
lol,That's ironic as I agree with the 1901 statement,lol,just I paint war game figures and war game but only pre Victorian,lol....mind you I do fancy a panzer regiment a couple of Tigers,Panthers,may be a token T-34 to blow the crap out off..lol
Hope your feeling a lot better and on the mend mate......Actually thinking of you I fancy getting a British fleet now,Nelson of cause may be Coltrane I think his name was...Skytrex do a line in miniature scale..
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27944 Jul 18, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>It takes time for history to bubble down. We are just finding things out about the missle crisis we didn't know. Cuba had working missiles during the crisis that were under the command of a soviets. The Russians were afraid the guy would fire them
To be honest mate don't think even a Cuban red would be that stupid,considering the amount of ordinance your country has,and wouldn't take much to obliterate Cuba...
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Ludington, MI

#27945 Jul 18, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>To be honest mate don't think even a Cuban red would be that stupid,considering the amount of ordinance your country has,and wouldn't take much to obliterate Cuba...
just look what we did to public water supplies in central America in the 80's

and it was a hell of a lot cheaper than just fueling a ICBM

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#27946 Jul 18, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>lol,That's ironic as I agree with the 1901 statement,lol,just I paint war game figures and war game but only pre Victorian,lol....mind you I do fancy a panzer regiment a couple of Tigers,Panthers,may be a token T-34 to blow the crap out off..lol
Hope your feeling a lot better and on the mend mate......Actually thinking of you I fancy getting a British fleet now,Nelson of cause may be Coltrane I think his name was...Skytrex do a line in miniature scale..
Keeping the pecker up - have lost some weight, but coping with the sore throat the radiotherapy's given me.

Think the guy you may be thinking of from Nelson's time was Cochrane - there was also Coddrington - people forget the wealth of talent the RN had in its captains during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#27947 Jul 18, 2013
wet wash cloths in freezer , having an ice ,pack with a drip ... unlike here for one

watch this I got a half-a-yard on it
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27948 Jul 18, 2013
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI wrote:
<quoted text>just look what we did to public water supplies in central America in the 80's
and it was a hell of a lot cheaper than just fueling a ICBM
I was in Belize 80-81,and feel fine,lol,I can't say iv'e heard about this,but I'll have a google,sounds ominous,but interesting..
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27949 Jul 18, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Keeping the pecker up - have lost some weight, but coping with the sore throat the radiotherapy's given me.
Think the guy you may be thinking of from Nelson's time was Cochrane - there was also Coddrington - people forget the wealth of talent the RN had in its captains during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Yes mate that's the one Cochrane,is he the one that fought for Chile or one of the South American counties at some point..not up on naval history.
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Ludington, MI

#27950 Jul 18, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>I was in Belize 80-81,and feel fine,lol,I can't say iv'e heard about this,but I'll have a google,sounds ominous,but interesting..
never heard of anyony doing anything in Belize but drinkin and diving

you will have better luck with bing or some other search engine other than google, they are quite cooperative with the U.S. government.

look in and around Nicaragua
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Ludington, MI

#27951 Jul 18, 2013
mostly nerve agents, so I've been told
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27952 Jul 18, 2013
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI wrote:
<quoted text>never heard of anyony doing anything in Belize but drinkin and diving
you will have better luck with bing or some other search engine other than google, they are quite cooperative with the U.S. government.
look in and around Nicaragua
I'll take a look....back in the day I was stationed there,jungle patrols and so on,was there when they were getting independence from us plus stand by for war with Quatamala as they thought they had a claim or Belize or something..

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#27953 Jul 18, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Not that surprising other countries aren't represented - crossing the pond would take about 5-6 weeks and that would be dead time for a vessel - unlikely to be able to fill paying berths for that. Then navigating up to the Great Lakes - round trip of both ways around another week. That takes out three months at prime earning time in summer.

No, you miss my point on the history. When I was at school as a pupil it was somewhat stagnant. Now it is very much up-to-date - certainly in the UK, there is much taught about the twentieth century, particularly the totalitarian regimes.
I imagine it is the same here now - more information taught about more recent history. That can be just as useful as history from the beginning. I just started the book "the Twelve Caesars". Pretty interesting stuff - didn't realize there 12.

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