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2005\06\06@034857 by Russell McMahon

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1944, D-Day !!!

1995  U.S. astronaut Norman Thagard breaks NASA's space endurance
record of 84 days, one hour and 16 minutes :-)
Aboard the Russian space station Mir :-(

1844, YMCA founded in London
1918  Battle of Belleau Wood begins (major US WW1 battle)
1925  Walter Percy Chrysler founds the Chrysler Corporation.
1933 1st drive-in movie theater (Camden, N.J.)
1942  Japanese forces retreat in Battle of Midway.
1978  California voters seek to have their cake and eat it too -
approve Proposition 13
1985  Dr. Josef Mengele's body exhumed - Brazil
1989  Tiananmen square - peace returns - the old start to conclude
that maybe they can kill the young forever.
2000  Unilever agreed to buy Bestfoods for $20.3 billion !!!

2005\06\06@041312 by Alan B. Pearce

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also happens to be the day the Ashmolean Museum opened in Oxford, UK, back
in 1600 and something (according to the radio this morning, wasn't listening
very well, so didn't get the exact year). It was the first museum in the
world apparently (or as we know museums).

2005\06\06@074932 by Bill & Pookie

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California's Proposition 13 basically states that  You or your heirs pay
taxes on property based on the value of the property at the time of
purchases .

Something for us young pups to look forward to enjoying.

Pookie

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2005\06\06@081305 by olin piclist

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Bill & Pookie wrote:
>> 1978  California voters seek to have their cake and eat it too -
>> approve Proposition 13
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> California's Proposition 13 basically states that  You or your heirs pay
> taxes on property based on the value of the property at the time of
> purchases .
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> Something for us young pups to look forward to enjoying.

This is politics again, which I thought was not allowed even on OT.

2005\06\06@084152 by Bill & Pookie

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Ouch, that hurt Bill, as you are his hero.

Pookie

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2005\06\06@084642 by Carey Fisher - NCS

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  > From: piclist-bouncesspamKILLspammit.edu [.....piclist-bouncesKILLspamspam.....mit.edu]On Behalf
  > Of Russell McMahon
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  > 1944, D-Day !!!

And don't you furriners forget it!!!

;)

2005\06\06@092425 by Russell McMahon

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>> California's Proposition 13 basically states that  You or your
>> heirs pay
>> taxes on property based on the value of the property at the time of
>> purchases .

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> This is politics again, which I thought was not allowed even on OT.

Sorry - If I'd known that THAT was going to be seen as politics I'd
have happily left it out. From this far away it just looks bemusing.
I'm often not sure what parts of US life people are sensitive about.
I'm more aware of the sensitivities in some parts of some other
countries lives. Hint - read the post again with a non US focus. (I
really shouldn't say that, should I).

D Day was the main trigger that persuaded me that the days events
would be of enough interest to merit posting. A long time ago certain
Europeans (indeed, most Europeans) would have thought that was very
political, but I think that that impression has mellowed with time.
Interestingly, the Allies massed the then greatest invasion fleet of
all time, with the Germans well aware that it was being amassed, yet
managed to completely hide the destination - so much so that the
German leadership were still unconvinced that this was the "real'
invasion up to several days after the event. Hitler chose the Pas de
Calais and Rommel the mouth of the Seine. The lack of harbours in
Normandy swayed their opinions. Taking their (Mulberry) harbours with
them made the Normandy location (almost) viable. The US Mulberry got
destroyed by storm early on but the UK one held together well enough
to let it all work.


       RM

2005\06\06@094251 by Bill & Pookie

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Are we both in the dog house?

Pookie

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2005\06\06@102051 by Dave Lag

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Is Pooke related to Jay Leno's cat- who erases all the answering machine
messages? Good thing Mr. Leno can afford those night vision goggles to
catch that cat doing its dastardly deeds....


Bill & Pookie wrote:
> Are we both in the dog house?
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> Pookie
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2005\06\06@104840 by Bill Cornutt

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Yup, related by marriage.  
But "erased tapes" and "Deep Throat", won't go there.

Pookie

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2005\06\06@110249 by p.cousens

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>1989  Tiananmen square - peace returns - the old start to conclude
>that maybe they can kill the young forever.

Does anyone care? Why?
Lets see some replies to this without getting political / religious

So Russell lights the match again!

PC

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2005\06\07@091501 by Russell McMahon

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> Don't know if I should hang with you anymore.
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> Pookie

You'll be having trouble doing that even if you wanted to.
Although, Ben Franklin had other ideas about that.

Here's a tip which may be useful.
If the meat they feed you is a bit old or you've been eating from
unmentionable (to humans) places, then a half measure of Infant
Gaviscon after meals does wonders for meal retention. Works for the
(ssshhh) cats around here anyway./ The vet was most unimpressed, but
said her book didn't say there was anything harmful in it. Much
cheaper tghan vets bills too.


       R


"We must all hang together or,
 most assuredly,
 we shall all hang separately."
~ Ben Franklin ~

2005\06\08@033214 by vasile surducan

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 8 june:

 1781 was born George Stephenson, who was that guy ?

 keywords: steam engine, Newcastle

best regards,
 Vasile




On 6/6/05, Russell McMahon <@spam@apptechKILLspamspamparadise.net.nz> wrote:
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2005\06\08@043918 by Alan B. Pearce

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>  8 june:
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>  1781 was born George Stephenson, who was that guy ?
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>  keywords: steam engine, Newcastle

George Stephenson built the Rocket - the first reliable steam locomotive to
run on rails anywhere in the world. Was an entry in the trials for a
contract to supply a locomotive for the Stockton-Darlington Railway, the
first public railway in the world.

The original Rocket is still in existence at the National Railway Museum in
York, England, along with some replicas. One of the replicas is a running
unit, and one on display with cutaways to show the construction. The
original has been used for "archaeological forensics" of how it was built,
and the modifications that were made to it from original build. People do
not realise that in about the first 2-3 years of its existence it went
through some major modifications, as the understanding of the steam boiler
technology was changing rapidly.

This page contains a picture of the original Rocket as it is today.
http://www.solarnavigator.net/inventors/george_stephenson.htm

2005\06\08@055856 by Jack Smith

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>The original Rocket is still in existence at the National Railway Museum in
York, England, along with some >replicas. One of the replicas is a running
unit, and one on display with cutaways to show the construction. >The
original has been used for "archaeological forensics" of how it was built,
and the modifications that >were made to it from original build. People do
not realise that in about the first 2-3 years of its >existence it went
through some major modifications, as the understanding of the steam boiler
technology was changing rapidly.



Is the one at the Science Museum in London a replica? I thought it had the
original.


Jack

2005\06\08@061724 by Howard Winter

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Alan,

On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 09:39:11 +0100, Alan B. Pearce wrote:

> >  8 june:
> >
> >  1781 was born George Stephenson, who was that guy ?
> >
> >  keywords: steam engine, Newcastle
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> George Stephenson built the Rocket - the first reliable steam locomotive to
> run on rails anywhere in the world.

Also the first to cause a fatality, at the railway's opening ceremony!

> Was an entry in the trials for a
> contract to supply a locomotive for the Stockton-Darlington Railway, the
> first public railway in the world.

Yes, the Rainhill trials.  They staged a reenactment a couple of years ago and showed it on television.  They
found that the fact that they both broke down wasn't what gave it to rocket - the other two finalists never
really stood a chance.  One (Novelty) because its design was just impractical to operate (vertical boiler fed
from the top) and the other (Sans Pareil) because its large combined firebox/boiler tubes didn't work as well
as Rocket's seperate firebox and multiple small tubes, a design that was used right to the end of steam
locomotive development.

>...<
> People do
> not realise that in about the first 2-3 years of its existence it went
> through some major modifications, as the understanding of the steam boiler
> technology was changing rapidly.
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> This page contains a picture of the original Rocket as it is today.
> http://www.solarnavigator.net/inventors/george_stephenson.htm

Yes, it does look very different from the replicas (and pictures) that I've seen - what happened to the
45-degree angled cylinders, I wonder?

Cheers,


Howard Winter
St.Albans, England


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