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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You should buy this and go sailing, Chris:

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/drummoyne/sail-boats/mirror-sailing-dinghy/1288555946
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    There's a fleet of Taipans here. They seem nice to me although I haven't sailed one.
  3. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    We can just send our waste to Christmas Is, Nauru and Manus. The Poms can send theirs to Rwanda, or Wales.
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    Re: New nuclear power plants

    An increasing but already vast part of the world has enough sun and wind to power the world. New technologies are emerging that allow this energy to be converted to portable fuel without poisoning a...
  5. Thread: The Bathroom...

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    Re: The Bathroom...

    Wot LW said - all of it!! (except we have no half bath (whatever that is).

    Great job Andy!
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Someone we know? Someone "we" have offended? Kiwi, Aus, Hamerican, Canardigan, Pom?
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I hate signs, painted rocks etc., too but I've become a big fan of formed pathways through popular areas.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Yep, traps are good but only feasible to install on a main track. So if people can be directed onto a main track, then you can maintain that track and prevent erosion. But if you have a cobweb of...
  9. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    It's just the way we do things in Australia's most corrupt state

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-29/john-barilaro-office-reqest-detailed-in-evidence-at-inquiry/101192340
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    It's like American Football ( based on my little knowledge of it). Everyone can see exactly what's happened because it's played and replayed to death on TV. Yet more time is spent with team officials...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    I hope you're right, Jim! And I sincerely admire your optimism.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Always disappointing but a necessary evil in popular areas. Tracks get deeper and then erosion turns them into whole new waterways. Trails become networks of trails and then networks of erosion...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    No. The idea that Americans, as in, the public, will be outraged enough, on either side, is ridiculous. As always, everyone'll sit back, tut-tutting, and essentially do nothing. A few fanatics on the...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    We used to have a rooster that would launch into a full crow but never finish it with the final "dooooooo". That's what all these US politico/legal machinations remind me of. Like baking a cake and...
  15. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    Reminds me of an infamous moment in cricket commentary, West Indies vs England: "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey". Google it.
  16. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    It seems to me that the Congress really has little authority at all beyond approving money bills and approving some judges. Most Americans are sick of their kids being slaughtered but Congress can't...
  17. Re: The first time I ever heard this song I cried.

    I didn't think it was THAT bad!!

    Only kidding, beautiful, as is the Burns documentary. Thanks!!
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    Thanks Tom, that's actually a really good idea. We do have a trip planned for early next year and we'll be asking friends to stay here with the dog. We also have a MIL who lives with us ; we're the...
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    They probably don't supply sitters here.
  20. Re: Baby mammoth discovered in Canadian permafrost.

    Five fully grown ones were also discovered in the US Supreme Court so it's quite a coincidence!
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    More efficient here. I achieved that form of anchorage with just one little dog!
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    Didn't Julie Andrews sing a song about them?

    As JB and Pete mention, bitumous shingles are almost never used here. Corrugated steel has been used here forever, along with cement or terracotta...
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    Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    Them's fightin' words!!

    I'd spend about 15% on finishing some boat work, getting a new EV, getting off the grid and a bit of furniture. The rest I'd spend on land for preservation of wildlife and...
  24. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    In theory, Congress makes the law and the SC interprets it. In practice, the Congress does SFA while the SC pretends to interpret.

    The US political system has been usurped by the MIC and is now...
  25. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    Joni Ladies of the Canyon
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    A walk on a winter's day but only some of the leaves are brown, there surely ain't no churches or preachers and at this time of year I just wouldn't want to be anywhere else

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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Until I read that article, I didn't realise that screw caps were more common on NZ and Aus wines. I thought they were just as common elsewhere but it seems that's not so.
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    https://www.winespectator.com/articles/where-did-screwcaps-for-wine-come-from-53184
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    That's the thing about mamas, and papas.
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Emptying it or inflating it?
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Doesn't the spaghetti go al dente fairly quickly or do you just work very quickly?
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    Re: This is just unacceptable

    Their system is ahead of ours by leaps and bounds!
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    They should give Chump immunity. Stick him in gaol with a bottle of hydroxychloro stuff.
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    We need no further evidence that you are, indeed, not a wine snob Rich! :)
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Thank you, verdelho!
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Thought I should claret up.
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    Re: This is just unacceptable

    And while we're at it, I have a mob of kangaroos right here voicing their complaint about ongoing and derogatory references to their courting. They state that it's entirely unfair as their courting...
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    Re: This is just unacceptable

    And one-eyed too!
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Yes, the plastic bladder has become much cheaper to produce so the economics have improved.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    The term 'must' gets a lot of use in these US political threads but we don't see a lot of 'dids'. I just wonder whether 'must' has any meaning at all anymore over there! I mean, we just saw nearly...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    They want to hide under their quilt.
  42. Thread: Power tools

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    Re: Power tools

    Excellent idea!
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    How small, Chris? And do you have a particular lake in mind?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hi Chris, you no longer have the cruiser?
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    Re: Biden is not my president

    Extracting the seat would require surgery. Unpleasant job.
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    Re: another red america gun story

    Home of the brave.
  47. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    I simply listed the albums that I wore out on my record player.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I can't remember who drew that. Nice memory though!
  49. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    I think I still have The Happiest Little Engine somewhere.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    38c is very hot here as it's nearly always humid with it. But we never get anything like your winter cold. It's about 19c here now and very nice. We rarely go below 6c here on even the coldest...
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