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  1. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I doubt the story from the Murdoch journalists. Murdoch staff are notoriously dishonest and will do anything for a headline. They'd have bragged about this knowledge long ago if they'd ever had it.
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    Re: Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger?

    Maybe they can `walk and chew gum too' but if I had to choose, I'd be investing all available effort and funds to ensure the survival of remaining habitats and species.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    It's disheartening when something goes wrong after you've already put in so much effort but rudders are not as complicated as they often appear so it shouldn't take too much to fix it. Patching up...
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    Re: Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger?

    We're all hoping he'll be convicted instead.
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    Re: Liz Cheney , You go girl!!!

    Aaaand, presumably, another several million GOP votes bite the dust.
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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    By the way, for our overseas members, we now have in Australia Valdermort as Opposition Leader and Harry Potter(er) as PM so we're in better shape than we were but not entirely free of dark forces.
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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    If they had, by now I'd be wringing my hands over how the hell I could ever become an All Blacks supporter!

    At a press conference today, Morrison's pleading with the media to respect the privacy...
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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    By the way, few of us here doubt that if Morrison had had access to Trump's tribe and the unique US version of 'democracy', he'd have behaved in much the same way Trump did. Happily, our system,...
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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    The funny part is that he surreptitiously appointed himself to 5, not 3, ministries, and only 1 minister knew about it, as unlikely as that seems. For this reason, the other 4 ministers are hopping...
  10. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    The only decent thing Morrison did in his entire political career was sign himself in as Resources Minister so that he could prevent Pitt and the other FWIT Nationals from drilling for oil off our...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    If you take up the whittling tent pegs, the whittling tent'll fall down!
  12. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    The idea that Trump couldn't be trusted with any intelligence works on all levels. As does the idea that his supporters place no value on it.
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    Re: MTG: anti-Christian

    Sounds to me that Greene's poisonous experience with Ivey left Tway and his knickers all knotted up.
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    The Triton ones have a single roller and a fold out leg, so they store flat. It would be easy to make one.

    Hmm, maybe Triton don't have that style anymore. Anyway, this sort of thing...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    Having sworn I'd never buy anything from Festool ever again, I just paid a fortune for a Rotex 90mm. I find my Makita 150mm rotex-style sander is a better sander than my Rotex 150 was, and a hell of...
  16. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Yep. If you were a god, you'd dump the US legal system and build a decent one from scratch but given it is what it is, the DOJ must follow their procedures perfectly to avoid a clearly biased supreme...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    No, I didn't know that. It's a long time since I had chickens but nearly all of them laid. Have you spoken to them about it?

    I don't eat meat because I don't need to and I don't want to contribute...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Point taken, and an increasing problem but currently, vast areas of the planet have already been destroyed and are currently being destroyed by grazing, including a massive proportion of my own...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Better to eat the eggs.
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    Too much time, it seems.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    85% of soybeans are used for cooking oil, used primarily in processed foods. The most destructive form of agriculture on the planet is cattle grazing for meat. Fodder production also has a high...
  22. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    That's what I'm hoping to see, except just standing might be enough to do that. I guess it's my optimism that, Phillipines aside, no country has enough stupid people for someone like Trump to be...
  23. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Ponderous. Like watching grass grow in winter. Like a hungry cow watching grass grow in winter.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Square peg in square hole.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    10' SUP or a mal?

    My plan - I have many plans - is to start always taking the mal and a short board to the beach and use whichever one seems right. Cold water has always made my ankles ache like...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Is that you on the SUP? Amazing to think that SUPs have been around for over 10 years! Seems like yesterday they popped up and JB was spruiking their merits. I first saw them really performing in...
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    It is for some, sadly.
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    Phew!
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    Brits must be in mourning! Archers and Neighbours kaput within months! Or blessed!
  30. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Name changed to Merit based on recent activities.
  31. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Based on my deep knowledge of criminal investigations derived entirely from tv shows .... Don't investigators often use one legitimate line of enquiry to conduct a wider search to see what other...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    In over 60 years, I've never met a vegan or a vegetarian who's tried to talk anyone out of eating meat or declared themselves morally superior. Of course, according to the media, there are some, and...
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    I don't think you'll have a problem with your boat as, presumably, it's not sitting out in the sun all the time. No, I didn't use UV inhibiting hardener. I don't think any varnish really stops UV...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    People outraged by intolerance delight in waving raw meat in front of people who choose not to eat meat because it is cruel and wrecking the planet. None of us like intolerance but hypocrisy is no...
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    I just finished some bathroom cupboard doors with resin and then varnished over that. I used foam rollers for the resin this time and I'm really happy with how that went. I got a very smooth finish...
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Uroxys?
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    A pandemic of knickers in knots. Oh dear! :)
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    They are different now. They know they've been wrong about, well, pretty much everything, and, perversely, it makes them more cynical and more dangerous. And we all need to find a way to be rid of...
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Thanks! Hector was my grandfather's name and my middle name. I didn't know there was a Hector dolphin!
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    Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Wow! What a project, Mike!! And your workmanship is fantastic!

    I'll read through the whole thing later but is the boat called Hector? Why Hector?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks great Mike! Looking forward to seeing the rest!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sad to see Judith Durham go, that's for sure.

    I hadn't heard of the Morbic dinghies - thanks! They look nice!

    Mike, is there a picture of your green boat?
  43. Thread: Moving to Poland

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    Re: Moving to Poland

    NOW you're sounding like an expat! :)
  44. Thread: Moving to Poland

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    Re: Moving to Poland

    Hey, good luck Tom! Working overseas is great - a real adventure! I did it for a bit more than 6 years, in 3 different countries, also in education. I've known quite a few people working in...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    They don't use reels for anything except marches these days, I think. Rescues are all done with rubber duckies, jet skis and rescue boards, as far as I know. Surf boats and rescue boards feature in...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Brookvale, Winbourne Rd in particular, was a Mecca for surfboard manufacturing back then. There were at least a dozen factories on that road and on adjoining streets. I think Gordon Woods went on to...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Might be better for the OP to use past tense:

    https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/08/01/two-tories-battle-to-lead-broken-britain/
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes, that's the reason for the foam. I want something I can carry easily over sand or mud, and lift up onto the boat with one hand. My glass kayak weighs only about 16kg.
  49. Re: China wants to buy a deep water poet in the Solomons

    Not really a water poet, either.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well done Gary! That is the boat I plan to build unless a better design emerges!
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