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“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#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.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#27954 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..
Hi Kryp! How interesting. Do you sell the figurines or is it a hobby?

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#27955 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.
" keeping the pecker up"?! You realize that has a totally different meaning here in the states?! LOL!
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27956 Jul 18, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
I think they just took the name Caesar for Dictator of Rome and Empire rather than the Julian dynasty..
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27957 Jul 18, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Kryp! How interesting. Do you sell the figurines or is it a hobby?
Both,iv'e sold a few over the years at shows,I get bored end up selling to start something else..I have an English Civil War army (Royalist) my mat Parliament,plus an American Civil War army (Confederate),and branching out into the French Indian War,plus toying with starting an ancient army..

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 06

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#27958 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 ...
I like these because when mowing the lawn, or for anyone who works outdoors for a living, all you do is wet it, and you will get approx 6 hours of cool time. When you feel that heat soar, you will be glad you have at least one of these. Two of them is also great. 6 hours on one and 6 on the other. Of course they are reusable.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#27959 Jul 18, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>I think they just took the name Caesar for Dictator of Rome and Empire rather than the Julian dynasty..
It's an idea, plus it look like they were all related.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#27960 Jul 18, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Both,iv'e sold a few over the years at shows,I get bored end up selling to start something else..I have an English Civil War army (Royalist) my mat Parliament,plus an American Civil War army (Confederate),and branching out into the French Indian War,plus toying with starting an ancient army..
Keeps you off the streets & out of trouble. Glad you enjoy. Must be pretty detailed eh?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#27961 Jul 18, 2013
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI wrote:
and why, are you that weak?
we're just bored of you.
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Ludington, MI

#27962 Jul 18, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>we're just bored of you.
as I grew sick of tallys BS a year ago, and you all love him so much

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#27963 Jul 18, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Way more than twelve. From Augustus (who was technically the first emperor - not Julius Caesar as some assume) until the empire divided into east and west in 395 AD, there were 147 emperors.(deduct 9 from that figure if you knock out rebel emperors who tried to set up rival power bases). Once it divided into two (the beginning of the end so to speak) the figures were 23 and 94 for the two different empires, one based in Rome, the other in Byzantium (Istambul today) which later became the Ottoman Empire.

Suetonius (author of the 12 Caesars) is something of a gossip, so do take what he writes with a pinch of salt: he loved the salacious tales of his past rulers, not necessarily always substantiated from other sources - but both Nero and Gaius Caligula were pretty evil duds, and Tiberius was nothing but an old perv!
Krypteia

Barnsley, UK

#27965 Jul 18, 2013
Think it was us and Germania were the only countries that had to be governed with a permanent garrison of three legions....lol,...as the Millwall chant goe's no one loves us but we don't care..

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bath, UK

#27966 Jul 18, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's an idea, plus it look like they were all related.
True for the early Caesars, not so later on. Remember. Suetonius is only scratching the surface - technically his book should have been called the First 12 Caesars. They did for something of a dynasty. Without going and researching, not sure when that trend ended - I would guess around 100AD.

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Since: May 13

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#27967 Jul 18, 2013
okay..i am pather.
Grace Nerissa

Dublin, Ireland

#27968 Jul 19, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
" keeping the pecker up"?! You realize that has a totally different meaning here in the states?! LOL!
Yeah, lol
that's true..

Different meaning.. likewise as for the word "fanny".

different meanings .

“June ”

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Since: Dec 06

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#27969 Jul 19, 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 ...
Thank Vee,

What a splendid idea.

“June ”

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Since: Dec 06

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#27970 Jul 19, 2013
I MISS EL ...

I appreciate she has commitments ..

But ...

As her departure from the thread was so sudden,
It leaves, in it's wake,
a kind of grieving.

“Work it out yourself!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#27971 Jul 19, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
I MISS EL ...
I appreciate she has commitments ..
But ...
As her departure from the thread was so sudden,
It leaves, in it's wake,
a kind of grieving.
GRACE.....

(tears at your words)

I needed a break...but I found, and not for the first
time, not from my friends here. Had a few issues to
deal with and have all but cleared those up.

Missed you and all the friends we have in the kitchen
enormously.

Remember my posting a request to sign a petition about
a mal aligned dog? I came here to post the feedback
and here it is. So to you Grace, and all who signed..
a happy ending to be sure.

http://www.care2.com/causes/good-samaritans-s...

sss

“Work it out yourself!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#27972 Jul 19, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, lol
that's true..
Different meaning.. likewise as for the word "fanny".
different meanings .
'bum' too...lol

Halloween 'over there' I thought the fellow who was
explaining he was a 'bum' was being obscene..:)

“Work it out yourself!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#27973 Jul 19, 2013
I must say I am very touched by many of your
posts in my absence. I didn't leave on a whim...
I never do...LOL...there were some issues pressing
health being a main factor, mostly resolved now.

So thanks for the support...it meant a great deal.

and Krypteia...how could I forget you?!

Along with PFfff....Bora Da Pffff....:)

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