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    06-27-2017, 11:47 PM
    Texas drifter the MIC lobby is the elephant in the US's economic room. Gun related crime is a big expense, and the health system costs way more than...
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    06-27-2017, 11:39 PM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I thought so too Phil. Sometimes we expect too much. Just keeping track of the electoral roll there would be a near impossible task.
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    06-27-2017, 09:50 PM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    BTW. Just listened to a rundown on the progress, if you can call it that, of the PNG election. Ballot boxes being stolen, fights in polling places...
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    06-27-2017, 09:44 PM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    "Structurally, the ALP has become a party of neoliberalism and wedded to the same Blairite principles as the British Labour factions who have been...
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    06-27-2017, 09:36 PM
    Here below a certain level of income you pay no INCOME TAX. But every time that person shops, fills his car, pays a bill, pay's his civil rates he...
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    06-27-2017, 09:27 PM
    Similar matters didn't seem to bother Trump………………. And if it comes to it ALL politicians are guilty of fraud, misrepresentation,issuing false...
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    06-27-2017, 06:27 PM
    Not so beautiful for the US in the medium to long term I'd say. But then you are not concerned about the country as a whole, and neither are a large...
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    06-27-2017, 05:31 PM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I wonder if Ms Crean is one of the Family? I knew the Crean family very well as a young man immersed in left politics. Mary and Frank were very...
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    06-27-2017, 04:42 PM
    The answer is that 40% couldn't care enough to turn up. The US is at present dealing itself out of the game, and out of the realm of...
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    06-27-2017, 04:39 PM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Yes Dutton is being spoken of as replacement leader of the house. I wonder if Mal. will survive the parliamentary recess? On Q&A Blair's ex...
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    06-27-2017, 07:33 AM
    “that at bottom they’re basically trying to destroy the place.” I reckon that's correct and in a much wider sense. Isn't that what he said he'd do?
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    06-27-2017, 07:21 AM
    No one expects a whole building to burn down just because their front door is no longer fire rated…….. And maybe it wouldn't have if the cladding was...
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    06-27-2017, 05:21 AM
    mdh has pushed himself into an ideological corner, he uses 'socialised medicine' as a perjorative.
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    06-27-2017, 03:08 AM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I was most amused at Tony's speech. Total irony blindness. Census. LOL!! Non believers now outnumber catholics evidently, and the Atheists are...
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    06-27-2017, 03:05 AM
    So the fire doors were in place when the tower was built? Residents removed them or building management? Who was/is responsible for inspections,...
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    06-27-2017, 12:24 AM
    So when is the GOP going to introduce voluntary euthanasia legislation for the sick ands old with no alternatives? Presuming of course that that...
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    06-27-2017, 12:06 AM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Some of the census data is interesting. Majority immigrants China and India. Next census if you have two parents born in Aus. you will be in a...
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    06-26-2017, 09:51 PM
    All 75 buildings so far inspected have the wrong cladding, but the fire engineering inside the building seems to have failed and fire spread...
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    06-26-2017, 09:47 PM
    I'd say likely not in this day and age. But it could be tied up in courts for a lifetime or 3.:D
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    06-26-2017, 04:46 PM
    I think that wooden boats are largely a romantic indulgence for those who can afford them, even in dinghy classes. The competitive boats even at our...
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    06-26-2017, 04:28 PM
    How come that actually buying votes during an election is corrupt, illegal. But buying votes after an election, and in the Parliament for goodness...
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    06-26-2017, 04:16 PM
    "Lone Star ticks" Those damned Texans again……………...:ycool: As a kid I had a tomato and egg allergy, grew out of it. Sometimes as you age you...
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    06-26-2017, 04:14 PM
    The level of skill needed to sail such craft likely mitigates against the ideals of national crews. I am more concerned about the tendency for...
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    06-26-2017, 04:04 PM
    skuthorp replied to a thread friendly fire? oops? in The Bilge
    A horrifying thread all round. Take care over there, especially when driving.
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    06-26-2017, 06:39 AM
    Well you'd better get the sterilisation committees established then, and quickly. Now I have no skin in the game, no children deliberately, but I...
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    06-26-2017, 03:17 AM
    skuthorp replied to a thread Speaking of Pot... in The Bilge
    I tried tobacco as a teen, didn't do anything for me but in my 20's I smoked a pipe because Great Aunt Addie sent beautiful leaf from the (step)...
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    06-26-2017, 03:03 AM
    What Phil? You think Rick should swim out and Bruce can pick him up on the fly?:d
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    06-25-2017, 10:59 PM
    My dad, at 90, bought a 240Z. Getting in was a breeze for him, however getting out…………………..:D
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    06-25-2017, 10:56 PM
    Down here shopping malls have free wi fi, and some McD's as well. Good breezes for the run, and hopefully no nasty surprises on the hard.
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    06-25-2017, 10:54 PM
    My dad, at 90 and flush after an excellent harvest bought a 240Z, (Yeh, I know but he built and raced GP cars in his youth). That was his beef,...
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Old bloke, more a bush carpenter than a woodworker.Living in a house in a bush/beach locatiion
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victoria, australia. (1 address now)
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