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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    #113
    Jim, such a person would probably get themselves shot before the end of their term……………...
  2. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Go Dan……..
    And the murdoch press has demonstrated that it is no longer of political importance.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Establish federal reserves where the law doesn't apply. Several gun owning participants are inserted into the reserve with whatever weaponry they fancy and the game continues till only one is left...
  4. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jsqZQ4OOY
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Huh, shooting your fellow citizens and their kids to death in America is cultural, Donn told me...
  6. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    I worked with a chain smoking Englishman who owned a house on a Greek island very close to the Turkish coast. House was on an ancient temple platform close to the top of the island. Kept a Vespa and...
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    Re: Outrigger Canoe 50/50 paddling/sailing

    You might like to look at the Open Canoe Sailing Group site
    http://www.ocsg.org.uk
  8. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    In a bid to revive rural communities, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Airbnb are creating dreamy getaways out of historic buildings.
    abandoned towns in Italy pics
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Power once assumed is seldom relinquished.
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    More not to provoke (by cornering him/them) into starting a real war with NATO, rather than the proxy one in progress at present. But I do think that crunch time is coming and a decision, by both...
  11. Thread: JFK

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    Re: JFK

    Huh, only one casualty? And not in a school or a bar?
  12. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    I didn't know they awarded degrees in ignorance and stupidity.
  13. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Some of these abandoned towns have been repopulated and rebuilt by homeless refugees from Africa.
  14. Re: Wrestling as the "progressive liberal" has gotten dangerous

    "but neither said they created the problem."

    Maybe not, but they played it up and commercialised it. Ans maybe helped create the circumstances for someting far worse.
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    Re: NiCads & temperature

    On some of these tools there's a built in battery recharge life in the charging circuit. A friend bypasses the problem with a wire or two and the battery is fine as before.
    Don't ask me the trick...
  16. Re: Esa mulls Solaris plan to beam solar energy from space

    I am reluctant to deploy Ralph Esperanza again…..but……..
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Common practice in RW dictatorships, steal the children og your opponents and bring them up in the regimes image. The ultimate revenge.
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    Re: Webcam from the WB Pier!

    Lerwick….We have, or had a forum member on Bressay across the water from there. Rex Fearneyhough.
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    Handle covers may be Casein, a milk derivative sometimes substituted for ivory.
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    "other" being the operative word……………….
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/up-to-10-people-are-dead-after-manager-opens-fire-in-virginia-walmart/ar-AA14rvk0?ocid=BingHPCNews&cvid=a2e3b18e90004ea2becd30c91fcce461

    Ten in a Walmart……….
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    We continue to wear a mask when food shopping, not attend crowded malls or spectator crowds etc] Covid free so far.
  23. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    MG TC (1948) till I owned one……..
    Renault 16TS was the best.
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    Re: What happened the the Logo thread ?

    Copyright issues?
  25. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    sidelined, lost relevance with it's title…...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5115/5904615625_c545055f8d.jpg

    Friend has one of these, Vauxhall 6 Calais.
    It burned in a fire but the metal is solid, it's half restored again.
    I gave him a hand...
  27. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    another thread sidelined…………...
  28. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    If t doesn't appy to the person at the top it doesn't aply to anyone.
  29. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    Sounds like my Landie 88in series 1. Add dust, a shocking ride………….. but properly handled they were hard to stop.
  30. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I don't think they know what to do… that will be acceptable to the voters.
    But the longer 'the voters' put it off the worse it will be for them. Politicians want to be in power, but then doing what...
  31. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    ……………..especially if you can moor it in your back yard……….
  32. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I say yes, and it's been coming since the mid 1980's if people cared to look. The changes and instability in climate and nature are the drivers of insecurity and a massive change that is well under...
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    fifth column
  34. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    I was going to say that the job of Civics in education………… but then I'm talking about rthe Dis-United States………..
  35. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Insurance Council sdays that whole towns in NSW are now uninsurable……
    Now that will be a political hot potato, as it also means that they have virtually no resale value…..
  36. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    I think it's because they(we) are so mentally and financially committed to the status quo they are scared of or cannot be fussed to think of changes.
    Conservative parties rely on it for thrie...
  37. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    "longer-in-the-tooth citizens" are prone to oppose most any reform regardless of the cause.
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Hmm, 'part of' is somewhat of an understatement I think.
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    Perp was probably a pal of the cops…….
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    Re: 2007 Kia Sorento automatic

    I had better keep an eye on mine then………..
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    He's correct about the media 'geeing up' enthusiasm for a war. Governments rely on it and for industry it can be enormously profitable…...
  42. NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    "The Supreme Court has granted an appeal which could see the voting age lowered to 16.After failing in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, the Make it 16 group took their case to the Supreme...
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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    FIFA is changing the rules again……..

    And none of the Iranian team sung their National Anthem………..

    And Budweiser is left with a mountain of beer………

    What? The games? I'm nor watching. Talk to...
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    Mag. 5 earthquake in West Java

    A very shallow quake which has been very destructive…...

    https://www.euronews.com/2022/11/21/indonesia-earthquake-dozens-feared-killed-as-56-tremor-strikes-main-island-of-java
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  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I have referred to the present situation as 'the phoney war' from the beginning of the invasion. I ams still not convinced that it will remain as a limited proxy conflict with the Ukrainians as the...
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    Re: 2007 Kia Sorento automatic

    Bu**er!. Tracing the damage could be difficult, a specialist job is likely.

    Make enquiries re a second hand loom?
  47. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    G'day spin, we are having a very funny summer so far here………… Weather is all over the place.
    A bit like the forum these days, rather disturbed.

    Us too, in the process of a year long change of...
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    Re: Learn to sail at 75?

    My thoughts entirely, My club is teaching men and women and kids 7 to 80 to sail. My advice is not to go for a foiler however……………….
  49. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    I have a rule with power planers, stop when you think you need just a couple of passes more………..
    Mine is several years old, and in a tool chest in the shed…..
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No sailing Sunday. Gale force winds, squalls and hailstorms………… Same today…………...
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