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    Those ships really were bad. First World War design. Not fast enough to outrun enemy subs so they had to travel in convoys.

    Notice how you never got a return order?

    And we did pay for them. The debts were fully repaid as of last year (or the year before) I think.

    So we're square, and possibly in credit, given the supporting roles we are playing in your wars in Afghanistan and Libya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Those ships really were bad. First World War design. Not fast enough to outrun enemy subs so they had to travel in convoys.

    Notice how you never got a return order?

    And we did pay for them. The debts were fully repaid as of last year (or the year before) I think.

    So we're square, and possibly in credit, given the supporting roles we are playing in your wars in Afghanistan and Libya.

    The checks in the mail...

    Just don't cash it when you get it...
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    I dont recall the design date, but it was the method of manufacture that changed how the WORLD builds ships. It was the volkswagon of ships that kept your folks from eating their shoes.

    Anyone know why we are in Libya when we just had the pri%$ in a tent on the UN lawn a few months ago? A 5$ handgrenade would have saved us billions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    Anyone know why we are in Libya when we just had the pri%$ in a tent on the UN lawn a few months ago? A 5$ handgrenade would have saved us billions.
    Started out, for the OIL , Just like all the rest of the places that we invaded.
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    but it was the method of manufacture that changed how the WORLD builds ships.
    That would be: a) cheap; and, b) cutting corners.

    If it moves, don't buy it if it's American!

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    Better get yourself into the library after your cubicles shut off the lights.

    It was: a] pre-fab portions joined in sections - welded , firswt time in history, mostly by women.

    b] piping, plumbing, design changes only if a crisis occurs, and prefab as much as that as possible.

    If its an English "hand built" oceanliner, like the titantic, with steel substandard for a water heater, Don't get near an English ship.

    And if its an English motor vehicle, buy a giant drip pan for it immediately.

    And by the way, the vehicle that really won the war were the American Jeeps - still running all over Europe.

    But back to liberty ships, you really wanted polished door handles and x-rayed welds for ships with expected large U-boat destruction rate? Then you could have enjoyed your cardboard soup with candles for fat and salt scraped from the walls of your basement. You would be the size of your queen if your parents didnt get all that american lard and corn.

    Maybe the Japanese or the Russians would have built them for you?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_ship -

    great story about a crap ENGLISH design ship that was a rivet job - and the us made into the first welded ship ever made. One of them recently made the he trip for a D-day event from San Francico. And they were being extended in length as late as 1958 - Best damn ships ever made. And you got them at Wal-mart prices.

    All so we could save an island of no strategic merit to us that broke its sacred treaties with Poland and Sudetenland.

    Only thing we got was some nice Guiness out of the deal.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_John_W._Brown ...you're close enough go take a ride on one.
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    That boat is fine by American standards but not by English ones. I am surprised it still floats. And as for the wiring....

    If you want a decent boat, you get one from the South Koreans.

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    Just got back from Church.

    Got to stop by the Liquor store on the way home.

    Good thing that the local Police were directing traffic...

    That's what I call, "Your Tax Dollars at work"

    Thank You for paying your taxes.


    Don't wine, just drink another stiff one...
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    Your tax dollars Don, but not the churches'.

    Tax the churches. It's only fair.

    Funny how you never see a poor one...

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    Many prey on the weak.

    Them kind need to go to hell...

    I agree Tax them, and all their Glory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    That boat is fine by American standards but not by English ones. I am surprised it still floats. And as for the wiring....

    If you want a decent boat, you get one from the South Koreans.
    In 1942 MAYBE you got some seaweed from korea for your soup. You got ships only from America, the distance insulated and metallically blessed.

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    Oh, but when you walk one in dock you know they were just built so bad.

    Hardly your finest hour.

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    Pretty fine hour when a ship designed to last 5 years goes for 70 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    Pretty fine hour when a ship designed to last 5 years goes for 70 years.

    Or when a 70 year old drinking Wine, goes is 5 minutes...
    Theory only works perfect in a vacuum.

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