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  1. Re: US Latinos - Religion Explains Politics.

    I knew in primary-school, instictively I think, that it was all smoke and mirrors.
  2. Re: 3,000-year-old dugout canoe from Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis.

    Quite a few years ago Roger Stouff, at that time a contributer here, was finding such canoes working as an archeologist.
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Meantime the arctic is melting and tipping points have already been reached in Greenland.
    Fiddling about while the planet burns, and it's methane not CO2.
  4. Thread: Rumours

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    Re: Rumours

    As far as I can tell an internet rumour so far….. but flights do seem to be somewhat sparse.
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Putin's aim is/was to resume the territories of the old Czarist empire, plus likely those of the Soviet as well.
    Certainly Ukraine plus the smaller Baltic coast states woud have been the ultimate...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Middle of next month. Weather permitting, it's still snowing on the mountains
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    So Decourcy 'rights' are negotiable, conditional, even fashionable and decided by whom?
    "Actions can reduce my willingness, and that of a civilized society, to respect or grant them."
    Actions can...
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The word contempt (JohnW. 4907) is a very powerful word and is the leading driver of political intolerance within the Dis-United States, and leading to it's partial separation into it's component...
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    Re: we’re the mighty watchful eye

    Space Farce cadets?
    Need another name for them.
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    Re: Russia is a dangerous place

    It's a bit of a catch all really, there has been a deal of warning, and some time for them to consider leaving for say, ideological' reasons, before a very personal threat put the frighteners on...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    So now we know thepolitical leanings of 3 reviewers, and presumably their names……...
  12. Re: Immigration and Ken Burns' latest documentary

    The Right will welcome them, already used to an authoritarian reperessive regime that tells political lies, and they are white………...
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    We get them on the sand and mud flats just down the hill on Western Port Bay.
  14. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Where's his reserve supply? I hope he hasn't put in the water to keep cool……...
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    Re: Russia is a dangerous place

    Of course they have, saboteurs and pro-Vlad activists as well. Doesn't make it easy for the others. Not sure we can call them refugees yet, it was only when a they percieved a personal threat they...
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    I doubt this incident wil change the regime, but one can hope. It'll just result in more repression and a lot of deaths.
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    Re: Russia is a dangerous place

    A hel of a lot of them are queued up at their borders trying to get out. Border countries should be careful how many they take in lest Vlad claims to be liberating tham a well.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    donald is playing it for an incompetence plea, boatbum is trying to avoid eating crow.

    If two septegenarians are the the best candidates the US two party system can come up with it needs to be...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    "At any time in the last nine months they could have had a diplomatic settlement with Russia"

    I dobt that Stockman. would have required Vlad to eat humble pie…...
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    Re: More Window news from Virginia

    So whose he defending the mansion from?
  21. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    …..and probably the strongest reason to support it. Though having all the worlds computer chips in one very delicately poised basket strikes me as a little foolish.
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    We have, enough capacity to enable a battery to be fitted. Bill since last January is A$139.60.owing to feed in tariffs, (that are being reduced al the time to keep the privatised power company...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    ……and his dodgy lawyers will be claiming diminished responsibility to keep him out of jail……...
  24. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I would say some very abrupt sackings are in urgent order. We missed it by that much………….
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    Re: Clench nail removal?

    Farriers nail pullers. Designed to straighten the clnch and then pull out without damaging the hoof further.
    ...
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    Re: Startling figure, 5.6 million…..

    "Prison is a highly profitable industry, though"

    So who get's a cut? Prosecutor? Judge? Attourney General?………...
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    Re: Interesting ANTIFA case in San Diego

    New pic for US court walls.
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/portrait-of-roland-freisler.jpg
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    Re: What Is Wrong With These People?

    "We all now live in a kind of permanent Sarajevo. Whenever we go outside, to work or school, to walk our dogs, to attend our parades, we know without saying and accept without protest that gunshots...
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    Re: Give Meagan a break fer cryin' out loud!

    Identify them and give the list to a crack squad of Royal Marines………
    Or maybe just widely publish all their names, photographs, addresses, and phone numbers………………...
  30. Re: Virginia Thomas Agrees to Interview With Jan. 6 Panel

    Will Clarence be her lawyer?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::ycool:
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    ………….. Trump's options to block the criminal investigation are now dimming with one of his only remaining possibilities being an emergency request to the Supreme Court.

    and won't that be a curve...
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    "Some of the US "advisors" were manifestly corrupt"

    That made me amused, surely no one is surprised?
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    Re: Give Meagan a break fer cryin' out loud!

    The history of 'spares' is often not good. And I do not think Meghan quite knew what she was getting into, or maybe had inflated expectations?
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    Startling figure, 5.6 million…..

    ….people in jail or on remand in the US.
    (Quoted from a US source from out morning news)

    Point was how many are wrongly convicted becaus prosecutors cannot be held responsible.

    Five percent...
  35. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    Ambiguity in US foreign polic
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    ……and climate change refugee flows have barely started……...
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    Re: Give Meagan a break fer cryin' out loud!

    I would say that Harry is 'conflicted' about that. And his brother is confined as to what he can do.Duty and all that, like grandma.
    Very sad to see.
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    Re: strange PM: legit forum member?

    There is a forumite working on an Ed Monk boat Bernie, down in repair or misc.. Maybe he posted on the wrong thread? He's fairly new, a year or two maybe. I cannot pick him up with a search.
  39. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    …..and it seems that AWKWARDUS may result in us having no submarines………………… and when we do it'll be 40 years out of date……………. but never fear, the French may rescue us yet, if the feel like it, and...
  40. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    GF weekend signals the end of mask rules. Some are not so happy. Including me so I'll still be wearing one. The cautionary principle applies.
  41. Thread: Amazing Lunch

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    Re: Amazing Lunch

    I almost never have lunch, never have. A waste of daylight unless it's lunch with friends.
    And food as pleasure is much over rated in my opinion.
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Reports are that Putin has orderd a 'partial mobilisation' to liberate the Donbass and protect the country.
    ...
  43. Thread: Rain?

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    Re: Rain?

    BlimeyJay, you are not kidding.
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The only possible way to change Russia is remake of the Marshall Plan, but that requires a brave President with a workable and disciplined majority, and public support………………..
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    What's this I hear about an extended arm salute?………………………………
    Beau
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOSS6vKcBFg
  46. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Luck was with me Bobby, I'll buy a lottery ticket…….
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    Re: The Jersey Devil

    I don't know about the Jersey Devil, but here's Jersey Lightning
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOSS6vKcBFg
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    Yes, the Australian Natives Association for one thing….
    And it goes back a while
    https://twitter.com/tomdcroberts/status/1107967874570899457

    But then White Australia was the thing then, mostly...
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    Re: Give Meagan a break fer cryin' out loud!

    Nothing bad you can say about the Murdoch press can ever be adequate. But the Brits have alway had a taste for the scandal sheet.
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    ………………unless he pulls it all down with him………….
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