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    Re: Glorious Storm

    My mum's mother, and aunty May, living in the bush would do the same in summer storms. And without clothes. They also swum naked in the creek below the farm. Grandma, an atheist, would say "If you...
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    Re: Heavy thinking

    Hmm, I think therefore I am………….. I think………...
  3. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Hillsong.
    Good heavens!.

    Take 'em to the cleaners…….
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    Re: Humanity: fragility & resilience

    We may well have options David, but I am not at all confident that we have the cumulative wit and intelligence to do so.
  5. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    I think we reached the tipping point around 1984-5, and I thought so in the subsequent few years.
    The tipping point means climate chaos, hence mass immigration away from threats and economic chaos...
  6. Re: Armed man tried to breach FBI Headquarters in Ohio

    But it's not ''all over'' Tom, is it?
    And that is a situation that won't go away soon.
  7. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Down my way large housing developments are being approved on ex-salt marsh land land just a meter or so above present high tide levels.
  8. Re: A number of Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers have been subpoenaed by the FBI.

    Scary times for the honest citizen…...
  9. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    I still have my LP oera and some jazz, and a large CD collection. Rotel amp, Technics turntable, need a new CD player as they do not seem to last.
    Even to my ears 'modern' technology s inferior...
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    Re: Heed the Historians

    It didn't need a gaggle of historians to point out that unfortunate similarity.
  11. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    52 meters….Now my mate down the hill will know where to build his jetty…………………...
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    Re: Another Virus On The Way?

    There's plenty of 'em out there. The planet is fighting back.
    The corellation of crowding, climate change and the rise of infectious disease is well documented. And the continued intrusion of humans...
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    Re: Republicans Lie

    Watching a programme on the Cheney/Hageman rivalry in Wyoming.

    Can 2/3 of a states voters be traitors?
  14. Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Estimated 52 meters of water world wide.

    If for no other reason we should be taking reduction of our industrial emissions seriously. And water temperatures are far more important to ice melt than...
  15. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Hallam the ALP have been inpower for close to 20 years. For their own health they need to be out of power for a term to rtid themselves of thnhangers on, political debts, obligations stemming from...
  16. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Well from Paul and Nicea it was always about control of patrimony/inheritance/property/money. Hasn't changed much, just occasionally better camoflaged.
  17. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Education, age and religion…………. Same conflicts as always regardless of the subject.
  18. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    I've lived in a smaller flat in London…………..

    She's one of those 'just right' boats proportionally and has a definitely perky look about her.
  19. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    I thought that citizens initiated referenda was a creature of the right originally?
    And if those are the numbers, and eventually it will filter through even gerrymandered legislatures, where will...
  20. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    I think the concept of awakening the sleeping giant is alive and well, and it's a giantess.
  21. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    There is a place where people with Psorasis swim whilst small fish pick off the lose skin. Eastern europe I think....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I still use my old, comfy knee board………. and I cut a hole in the toe of my wetsuit boots…….
    This winter the water is much warmer than the air……………..
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    Re: Happy birthday to doorstop…

    Meh, a mere spring chicken Chris, Happy Birthday.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Logic, reason or the law either way is not going to solve this partciular sociological problem. I have little truck with the religious based objections, but I do see that it is not so simple as som...
  25. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    If sitting Republican members are found to have, allegedly, conspired to overthrow the election, and before any trials, do they have to stand down? And would such an allegation make any difference to...
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Similar attempts were made in early colonial Aus. Moves were afgoot to find a minor Brit. royal to be king and then he'd appoint his recruiters lords and earls etc. etc……………….. and then they found...
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    Re: Albuquerque killings

    Arrested a suspect.
    https://www.whio.com/news/trending/suspect-detained-killings-4-muslim-men-albuquerque-police-say/3KUNKLF5SNHNDMPHZQ3XSCWCTY/
  28. Re: Do you think there’s another Tim McVeigh out there?

    That's 2 more mass killings to add to the gun blood tax toll……...
  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Russians say accidental detonation of stored ammunition…...
  30. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Interesting discussionin an abstract kind of way. And theory is fine, but if it is practiced by humans then forget the theory.
    "Which do not include limits on what the citizens or legislators of a...
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    We had an old tin bath that we paddled in the creek below grandpa's house. My first boat!
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I remember my bush laundry day job stoking the fire under the copper, and standing on a box to attempt to wind the mangle. In town dad bought home a Simson tub washer with a power mangle on top. But...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Re missing Whitehouse documents,
    https://www.axios.com/2022/08/08/trump-toilet-photos-maggie-haberman?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top
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    Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

    Way too young.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-09/olivia-newton-john-star-of-grease-dies-aged-73/101313234
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    2c here this morning…….. and dead still.

    BTW, Olivia Newton-John died. Only 73
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    No sailing here at present, I'm too busy and anyway it's 2C this morning…….
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    Re: The promise of the internet

    I tried La Ronge, Canada. Discussions.
    I don't have th time now but thank you very much for posting that!
  38. Thread: As a kid…..

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    Re: As a kid…..

    No TV, half my childhood in the bush, very little film attendance and as a result I think I was fortunate.
    Ferreting, Rabbiting, exploring old mine workings, responsibilities around the farm and...
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Media watch on ABC TV
    Re Albo's 'honeymoon period' and the commercial press. The LibNat press. Paid for opinion.and gap filler gossip. And then there's Markson and Covid, more bought opinion. SFA...
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    4 corners
    These women need a hit man/woman, not a dodgy investigation.

    But then why should we be at all surprised? Men, power and unaccountability………..
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    Re: Albuquerque killings

    "………….south of I40 was not safe. It belongs to the cartels…"

    So that's another civi war going on………...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    A bloke in a Melbourne suburb had the fire brigade and the hazardous chemicals squad called out by not near neighbours. He was making very hot, very vegan chilli sauce on his BBQ.
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    Re: The ultimate authority on everything

    Surely you have left out Douglas Adams's Deep Thought that gave the answer to the meaning of life and everything?

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    Re: Cat converter theft protection

    As far as I know it's not a problem here.
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    Re: c'est la guerre

    We have Wombats………………...

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/wombat-28562578.jpg
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Lol………...
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    Re: Judith Durham,

    Sister Beverly was as good but different. She didn't need a mike either…..
    Here is Judith with Sny Chamber band circa 1961...
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    g'day bobby, cold here but heating off………… firing up SWMBO's sinuses………...
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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    Looks like an old Mazda 626 of similar vintage.

    Old girlfriend drove an inherited late 30's Buick, like this (if this works)
    http://www.sedgeclasscars.co.za/carimages/1937_Buick_Str_8_Grey.JPG
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    No 1. reminds me of biblical archaeology. The search for confirmation of what they claim to believe………….
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