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  1. Re: Is your personal income keeping up with inflation?

    No, but likke Art and BillP we own everything. But in the not too distant past my income and savings far exceeded inflation and such things so I reckon in about 12 years, barring a disaster it'll...
  2. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    Same as before, a member of the household who continually leaves their stuff, wet towels, washing all over the bathroom floor………………… and the light and fan on……………...

    Oh well:cool:
  3. Re: Trump, American hegemony and the future of the liberal international order

    Short term ego boosts vs long term national advantage………….. narcissism wins every time.
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    Re: Why the stagnant real wages?

    Retailers and the treasury here are desperate for a consumer led boost of the economy. But home ownership is down and rents are up, wages are stagnant, conditions under attack and jobs are casual....
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    Re: Could it be any more surreal?

    Mot of the policy makers then and now were and are still fighting the cold war of the 1950's.
    It is always thus, truly modern history is always too 'political' to be acknowledged let alone taught,...
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    Re: Some good news amongst the drivel

    Good news is a rarity these days, congratulations to all.
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    Re: Putin wants our ex-ambassador

    "If the timing is right, Trump and Pence will be headed for Leavenworth, and whoever the House elects Speaker will be headed for the White House.

    All legal and above board."

    In your dreams...
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    Re: Has Trump really kept his promises?

    Well he's keeping his promises to pull it all down.

    I think you will find eventually he is a criminal, nationally and internationally. And no consequences whatever will result unless, maybe,...
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    Re: Could it be any more surreal?

    Vlad is toying with Donald, and the US at the moment, and it seems that about 33% think that's OK as long as Hillary isn't President.

    But the US has been breaking international law for decades...
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    Re: Dear Leader wants a do-over

    It's all about headlines……….. keeping himself in them.
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    Re: 4-day workweek?

    I worked for about 12 years like that. 3 day weekends alternating monday/friday month by month. did a lot of sailing/fishing/skiing etc.
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    Re: Israel's new 'nation-state' law

    Considering the direction Israel has been going for the last 50 years this step, and the next, were/are inevitable. Long term this may seal the nation's fate.
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    Re: Putting out a fire with poop

    There are a whole slew of people I wouldn't pee on if they were on fire, but poop……….?:ycool:
  14. Re: British couple poisoned by nerve agent Novichok

    Seems the Brit police have identified several Russians over the poisonings.
    "Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on Russian former spy Sergei...
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    Re: need techno help!

    What? You want to put a younger more handsome pic in? Not on mate, not on…………………………..

    and be careful about that fartelwabbling, you could do your self an injury.

    Related to Farnarkling I...
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    Re: Where Are Our Trump Apologists?

    Well the polls say that 71% of GOP voters approve of Donald's efforts in Helsinki, and only 33% believe that Russia interfered with the electoral process.
    And anyhow who cares about foreign affairs....
  17. Re: An amazing Putin admission during the joint Helsinki news conference.

    I don't think Putin was 'sloppy' at all. Keep em guessing and arguing.
    But I do think he was very much amused.
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    Re: Transom Repair

    I've just put a new transom in a ply dinghy. A few years ago Ian, (Bigfella) replaced a timber transom in a rather larger craft. I'd PM him and ask about a link to the set of rather comprehensive...
  19. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    The International Cadet dinghy I am restoring has 'but blocks' or covering strips on a 4 piece deck. I was going to scarf 2 bigger sheets and give her a one piece deck with darts, but seeing it's a...
  20. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I am a bit amused tonight, Bolt seems to think, from a cursory look at the page, that Donald can be excused his possibly treasonous behaviour on the grounds of diminished responsibility. To quote...
  21. Re: An amazing Putin admission during the joint Helsinki news conference.

    One of our most right wing press correspondents, a Murdoch writer named Bolt seems to be excusing Donald from being a traitor on the grounds of diminished responsibility…………
  22. Re: Russian pro-gun activist linked to NRA charged with spying in US for Moscow

    A couple of years ago I was stopped at an airport check in by a central european accented person saying to me as she looked in my back pack, "Ve are lookink for bomps".
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    Re: Oops! Boater Accidently Drains Canal

    Essential equipment for canal barges……..
    https://previews.123rf.com/images/tribalium123/tribalium1231507/tribalium123150700048/43796475-bathroom-plug-with-chain-sink-plug-rubber-drain-plug.jpg
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    Re: Putin wants our ex-ambassador

    ozna I really hope you are wrong and the US can limp along till the mid terms and a semi-solution by normal procedures. You and everyone else doesn't need it all to go to ashes. But if Donald's party...
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    I do hope the international media leave them alone. Maybe a bodyguard of navy seals will be necessary……………...
  26. Re: The Drive Across Darwin Harbor...(underwater)

    Best I've done is try to ride a bicycle under water………………. slow………….
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    Re: Putin wants our ex-ambassador

    Maybe Vlad is asking for another Executive Order, or maybe a section of the CIA can be persuaded to commence renditions of persons Vlad doesn't like?
  28. Re: How can you tell if someone is a Communist?

    If perchance there are communists still in existence, there certainly are no Marxists, barring a few wannabes at university and Groucho fans.
  29. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I regard this as a criminal action by all concerned, PM, Minister, right down to the operatives who put him on the plane. And if he dies in custody or by malfeasance, then the charge should range...
  30. Re: Peter Strzok testimony 1 not quite as planned

    I kept thinking of the House unamerican activities committee 'interviews' from the 50's.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taancRcLQ8o
  31. Re: vacuum operated spring assisted oil pump

    Rob will just love that!

    A piece of sculpture really…………….
  32. Re: How can you tell if someone is a Communist?

    Does Geng really think the Russia is still a communist country? More like the old Czarist system, with the church on side but without the fancy uniforms.
  33. Re: An amazing Putin admission during the joint Helsinki news conference.

    So now not only do the Trump party need to put Hill. on a retainer, they also need Obama?
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    Re: Curiouser and Curiouser

    Was a time when people spied for ideological reasons. These days it's mostly commercial spying for monetary gain and likely strays into lobbying practices.
    I wonder if the laws relating to...
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    Re: Agressive Montenegrans may start WW III!

    Umm, does he knhttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Iff8LOrce1o/V7D9WIzP4vI/AAAAAAAACFw/Z56m9VmobGsw8v59L81Kyi9sf83m-mSQQCLcB/s1600/joker%2BTrump%2B2.jpg
  36. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Craig Kelley, facing a preselection battle seems to have gone quite off the rails. Full Donald with somersalt and all the inconsistencies.
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    Watched the press conference for the team last night, managed, but a quite impressive collection of young men.
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    Re: strewth Ive missed you mob!!

    Likewise, we sent out a search party some years ago, you seen them anywhere?
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    Re: Being Sued by the US Treasury!

    Speak softly but keep a loud basketball whistle handy.
  40. Re: An amazing Putin admission during the joint Helsinki news conference.

    Putin was laughing at him. He also laughed at some of the silly correspondents questions.
    I think Donald has been dismissed as a fool.
  41. Re: According to the Rightie Whities- A Coup Coming in 72Hrs, Anyone Get the Memo?

    http://www.bygoneblades.com/images/products/16th-century-executioner039s-axe-headsman039s-axe_1.jpg

    There's a 16th century headman's axe available to buy………….
  42. Re: According to the Rightie Whities- A Coup Coming in 72Hrs, Anyone Get the Memo?

    So did I………..
  43. Re: so we lose mdh, bs, and sky blue; and we get back wild dingo

    Well stone the crows! How the BH are ya Dingo?
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    Re: feel good news

    Sounds like he might make a good candidate. Young, ethical, confident, not connected to the establishment of either party. Is the US ready for an independent as a Pres.?
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    Re: "When I left, everyone was thrilled..."

    A weak US president is a dangerous thing. It encourages rivals to be more 'adventurous' on the premise that they will get away with it. Now likely there's nothing a strong pres. could do practically...
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    Poll: Re: Do You Think We Have Bilgebots?

    I thought 2, but not at present. But then they were so obvious that likely not, just nastily ultra-partisan or dumb. t
  47. Thread: useful idiots

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    Re: useful idiots

    Well the extreme right and the extreme left have so much in common politically as to be almost indistinguishable. Maybe they are all under the bed together?
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    Re: A question about Rock ‘n Roll

    Ethel MERMAN…..SHOW BUSINESS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDy42HqLQZk
  49. Thread: Autogyro

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    Re: Autogyro

    There's one that flies about here on occasion, looks a bit like a flying bed frame.
  50. Thread: useful idiots

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    Re: useful idiots

    Looks like RP has been caught short again, on credibility this time.
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