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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Yes. And cut it above the nest hollow if possible. I have experience, and a close shave with a 60ft hollow eucalyptus. Bottom 40ft was hollow. Only an inch or so of live wood round the drum, and when...
  2. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    "….But Mr Walker last played pro football 25 years ago……"
    How is his head Keith? Any signs of long term concussion damage? (#65)
  3. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    It seems the American civil war is really hotting up again.
  4. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    G'day Bobby, at our age just waking up is a plus.
    Group of us bought a horse today, 2.5 year old Clydesdale draft horse called Charlie. To pull that dray we've been rebuilding for a couple of...
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    Re: Spitfire thread

    My uncle, Australian trained in Canada, bomber command, said that when training in Hamdens theyoften left the parachutes home and carried beer. He also said that on raids they often dumped empty beer...
  6. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Paper mill in Vic's Latrobe Valley will shut down because the supply of suitable hardwood for pulping is no longer available in sufficient quantities.

    It should never have been in operation and...
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    The warming of the Pacific Ocean and subsequent changes in air flow as the Australian continent hots up brings warm wet air on shore and dumps water in large amounts on the east coast. Add tropical...
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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Maybe not, it's the cap gun reaction, learned at a very early age.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    The incompatibility of systems is endemic in all fields, and then you get little empires also getting in the way.
    But if you link them all up then the hackers get everything.
    And then there's...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think that post goes beyond the pale as far as this forum is concerned………...
  11. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    The armed insurrection continues with sabotage………………..
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Our 5th column contributor is at least consistent. False equivalents as per usual.
    The Chinese Communist Party has a chieved amazing results at a big price of lives and freedoms. But under that...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Ask the Finns, Russia is not to be trusted having retained it's Czarist territorial ambitions and affection for imperial rule. Only the names have changed.
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    Re: Seed under sail

    Hmmm, I wonder how it would go on ice…………………?
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    Re: Seed under sail

    "I just have to be brave enough….."

    Yes……...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    "Russian forces likely publicly executed residents in occupied Luhansk Oblast on accusations of partisan activity."

    Liddice anyone? We know whose manual they are using
  17. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    The US says jump, ALL our politicians say how high and for how long……..

    I mean to say, they might not sell as at an exorbitant price an out of date, worn out, nuke sub……...
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    That's the risible nature of American foreign policy Sandy, only 4-8 years long and weathervanes wildly admin. to admin. Its mostly about internal matters, not so much external, and I'm not sure it...
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I like that Jimmy! Great timing to a slow drag tune………
    I always enjoyed improvising at that pace.
    Nice Vid too, very warm…….
  20. Thread: Boiled wool

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    Re: Boiled wool

    Wet Dachstein mittens are far superior to any leather glove I have come across for XC skiing, and they last much, much longer. I often used polypropylene gloves on the inside of oiled Japara mittens.
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Sandy doesn't post much that is factual, but this is in the field "Whereas, the tensions engendered by this confrontation have been intensified vastly by thebrandishing of nuclear arms by both sides,...
  22. Re: Here is an example of the spineless and unprincipled GQP congress critters.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww47bR86wSc
  23. Thread: The Spy!

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    Re: The Spy!

    Why would anyone voluntarily put a hackable listening device in their home, not that the proprietary device needs to be hackable.
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    There is serious consideration of Green Hydrogen in Aus using solar arrays to supply the power.
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Onw of my grandfathers arrived here in 1928 with a 3 generation Royal Marines and Royal eengineers background an bought acreage in the bush, and I do mean bush, not just grazing country. He promptly...
  26. Re: Douglas Adams: Parrots, the Universe and Everything

    Seen it, but I will again. You don't have to convince me what a disaster the evolution of man has been.
    Awkward family Xmas down here. Of my generation I'm the oldest and the healthiest (cross...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Sorry this has taken a while David, I missed your post.
    I have been interested and active in our politics most of my life, and I first joined a Party at 13-14. I have participated in more campaigns...
  28. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Minus Pearl Harbour, America may well have been 'neutral'.
    Is the history of the American Bund taught anywhere in the country now?
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/illustration-crying-crocodile-260nw-374356990.jpg
  30. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    First hot day of the year, around 85C with a warm northerly. The bay waters however are considered 'unsafe' for swimming due to flood waters etc.
    But down on our ocean beach all is well.
    Cheers...
  31. Re: Interesting argument as to whether Chinese courts are fair.

    One could cite self interest by both parties.
    But I do not think that in such a State the courts can be viewed in the same light as most of ours.
    For instance, the largely ignored matter of organ...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Maybe it should be the Military-Industrial-Congressional Kleptocracy Complex? MICKC?
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    I have mentioned before the 'Electrice' kerosene refrigerator that my parents bought when I was a small child……..second hand. By it's style I'd say 1930's, and similar to this one by Frigidaire....
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    But….but…… where would the money come frm to bribe political parties in whose interests the said gravy train is kept running?
  35. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Seems like Aus is in line to be an American space port, with planning for conflict in space under way on all sides.
    Where are the Klingons when you need them?
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    From Shakespeare via the Jamie thread

    "That struts and frets his hour upon the stage''

    Many of our political operators should keep this phrase in mind
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    Re: Latest JWST image

    LOL………. I still go out and lay on the hill looking up into infinity and wonder at the foolishness of my species. WE DO NOT MATTER! All our vanities are hubris.
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There is no such animal as a 'US Foreign Policy', hasn't been for decades. You've only got what's politically, and financially convenient to one or the oother majors in 4 o 8 year bites at best.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    There seems a deal of Bugatti design influence there, or maybe it's just the Art Deco influence in general.
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    We are a social species but with an instinctive 'wariness' of the other and with institutions like politics and media that for their own purposes seem intent on dividing us.
  41. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    A threat of terrorism is the same as the act in some jurisdictions.

    Of course it need not be a domestic actor, but the parochilaism suggests it is.
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Regardless of the justification or not for 2 A bombs on Japan, It probably stopped the killing of all POW's if that story is correct.
    But I think that, and the development of guided missiles to...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good looking stonework Gary……. very Neolithic.:ycool:
  44. Thread: Killer robots

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    Re: Killer robots

    because two can play at that game, or 4, or 6, or as many that can afford it. And many can.
    And it won't be aircraft as we know them now………
    See #3.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Paywall, but that is being talked about here too. If they loose the people's confidence they cannot stand without even more draconian measures. And those measures have a negative long term effect as...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    What do you reckon the defence lawyer was gettig at with 'In a different jurisdiction the result would have been different".
    If the trial had been held say in Florida he wouldn't have been...
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    Re: Flash rust prevention

    I am about to get a collection of old farm ploughs etc sandblasted. Straight from the blasting booth to a lacquer spray booth. We are in a salt air environment and with spray painting as the next...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Of course they weren't, Ukraine was a buffer state for NATO as well. But Putin stuffed that up all by himself.
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    Re: Lydia Spivak is 98 years old!

    Now there's a life story to tell…….
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    #41.
    Stuck between a rock and a hard place, and in strife wherever he goes, even if as there he goes nowhere.
    I am imagining what his blood pressure might be…………….
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