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  1. Thread: The Seafire

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    Re: The Seafire

    The Hawker Seafire was perhaps the fastest piston engine aircraft ever built; too late for the second world war but used by the royal navy after the RAF cancelled their order at the start of the jet...
  2. Thread: October 2017

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    October 2017

    Jane is currently touring the U.S. with the band 'Celtica'. Her last posting this morning indicated that the band was traveling from Phoenix, AZ to South Carolina for a few shows.
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    Glad to be back

    I've been away from my favorite website far too long. Work changes then retirement have hampered my ability to get online for the past few years. Hopefully things are turning around
  4. Re: Scot Genealogy, i.e. Two Martyrs who died for their civil & religious beliefs.

    I thought A Man for All Seasons was about Sir Thomas More
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    Re: Newsletter 29th April 2016

    I was taken aback to hear about Ranald; he and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers
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    Re: How old before you can play a violin ?

    Before I watched the video, I was thinking this thread should have been titled "How Old Do You Have To Be When You Can't Play The Violin." I can't see the frets on my fingerboard any more.! :bigwink:
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    Re: PONTIUS PILATE --- A SCOTCHMAN

    Oh I hope not he wasn't the conscience riven prefect portrayed in the gospels. He was brutal enough that he was eventually ordered back to Rome because his treatment of people in Judaea was harsh...
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    Beware The Ides of March

    A young friend of decidedly literary bent posted this to me earlier this morning as today is March 15th.

    It's a little known fact that Julius Caesar did not die
    from stab wounds by Brutus, but,...
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    Re: Newsletter 14th March 2014

    Your final entry, 'Senior Driving' reminds me of a headline.

    Wyoming's Oldest Driver Dies Quietly In His Sleep at 105

    ... unfortunately his five passengers died in abject terror.
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    January 31, 2014

    A little FB birdie tweeted that today was Alastair's birthday.
  11. Thread: Auld Lang Syne

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    Re: Auld Lang Syne

    I never watched the show, but doubt Auld Lang Syne was for the cast as the show was ending. I read an article outlining a pattern of feuding among the cast over the life of the series.
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    Re: Enigma Machine #44

    Could #6 refer to vegetable soup?
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    Re: Revolution anyone?

    There is a hint to the solution to the #3 item in Enigma Machine puzzle 39 in this thread.
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    Re: Enigma Machine #35

    I as a rule, don't enjoy puzzles, but the comment about #7 'W.T.' = 'won't tell' does not make sense. I read #7 as 'William Tell Overture.
  15. Re: Beneath The Abbey Wall , A Novel by A. D. Scott

    According to the website 'Good Reads the book was published November 13th 2012 by Atria Books

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13547077-beneath-the-abbey-wall

    two other additions are...
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    Re: People Who Have Cataract Surgery Live Longer

    It is most likely that people who have income and insurance that will cover the costs of cataract surgery can have other conditions treated too.
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    Re: What Just Happened!!!???

    I don't play any of the games here or elsewhere. Ranald is correct regarding IGBSTAR which is a company that sells glucose meters and has developed an app for smartphones. I wonder if any of...
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    Re: Jane Espie Links

    1488

    Here is a photograph of miss Espie under better lighting conditions.
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    Jane Espie Update

    I first heard of Jane while looking for bagpipe uploads on YouTube a few years ago and was impressed with her playing of older ceol beg. After a little research learned that she began a journey with...
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    Re: Courage of the D Day Piper

    I enjoyed watching the film clip from The Longest Day and am glad that the writers, directors and producers wanted to include portions of Lord Lovat and Bill Millin in the larger D Day Story.

    The...
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    Re: City of Detroit declares bankruptcy

    As long as they take the residents too
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    Re: Canadian Armed Forces

    I worked alongside of Canadian military from time to time while stationed in Germany. It was my opinion that the Canadian military were among the finest in the world.
  23. Thread: Egypt & Iran

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    Re: Egypt & Iran

    I wouldn't be too worried about Egypt at this point. The military removed the current President due to a lack of follow through on putting together a representative government and getting essential...
  24. Thread: ES Is Back!!

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    Re: ES Is Back!!

    I am very happy to see the forums up and running. It has become an established part of my morning routine to spend time at ES. Two Fridays without the newsletter was enough.
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    Re: Extremely Wet Spring!!

    We actually have had a little moisture in Wyoming over the course of spring. Snow in March and April and spotty rains in May. We had hail Tuesday, May 28 that shredded my Ponderosa, Burr Oak, Red...
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