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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Jim, you had the power all along.

    Just click your heels together and say, "proportional representation, proportional representation......."
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Jeffrey Sachs is often a reliable opinion. I don't think he makes a strong case for why a hawkish US caused the Russians to invade Ukraine. He's joining dots and calling it causal, when its (though...
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    Re: Liberal miserly.

    Wow - a cynical, hate filled spew calling liberals bitter.
    Never ceases to amaze me how these people have no sense of irony.

    Bobbys, you should read some different stuff for a while. You might...
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    80% of the mass of all life on earth is bacteria.
    it's a vast reservoir of evolutionary possibility. We can't destroy it.

    however, if we reduce the planet to a primordial soup, I think that can...
  5. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    What an absurdity - what happens to my body to be left to the electorate to decide!
    Whats wrong with that?! Are you serious.

    Its a thing of the middle ages. Brutal and backward.
    As noted widely,...
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    Re: Oklahoma firearms deaths rise

    With abortion banned they should make up the shortfall soon.
  7. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Citizens protest that a bunch of priviledged Christians take away a woman's right to make decisions about her own body, and the Republican's are victims.
    Why are Republicans always victims? Even...
  8. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Is there a people that bangs on about freedom more than American's?
    And yet they seem utterly incapable of making a case to the electorate to let women control their own bodies.

    I cannot get my...
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    Re: Landmine clearance

    jeebus, how many landmines does it take?

    I worked with a guy worked in the falklands after the war.
    There were three zones, the zone with landmines, the zone without landmines, and the zone where...
  10. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I understand London suffers there too and there's no obvious way out - its completely built on.
    But thats big cities for ya.


    My next door neighbour M is 80+ and can drive locally but her eye...
  11. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Hallam, thanks for those bailaro stories. I hadn't pick up on any of that.
    Gary, thats a very precise number - someone did a very detailed cost analysis. That level of detail we simply must press...
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    Put yer name down and wait - see how you feel when it comes around.
  13. Thread: Five years ago

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    Re: Five years ago

    I could do with a bit of this. David G's model of moderation is something I aspire to. Very moderate intake of high quality beer.
    I got a bit nuts over Covid. It took a very conscious effort to pull...
  14. Thread: 2nd J6 hearing

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    Re: 2nd J6 hearing

    Bobbys - I feel for ya.
    It's hard to do gymnastics round that big steaming pile of Cognitive Dissonance. Must hurt.
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    Re: Thinkin' About Ink?

    I'm not a procrastinator by and large.
    But every time i think - yeah, i'd tattoo that - a few days later i'd think - what were you thinking!

    The only idea that ever kinds stuck was having Olive...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Is it Schrodinger's car?

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  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Worlds third nuclear power....

    the conscript method sounds like something from blazing saddles; 'Boy, we're gonna give you a fair medical, and then we're gonna send you to the front'.
  18. Thread: trolling gareth

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    Re: trolling gareth

    Whats with the mini-me at the grinder.
    Is there a strange perspective thing going on?
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    Re: My Favorite Limerick

    As a bonafide and real actual Limerick man from Limerick, i'll take the liberty of drifting the thread with a sideways form;

    I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son
    I'm only...
  20. Re: Anyone want to adopt a 2 yo with a good aim?

    Sheriff Mina said the tragedy in Orlando was “100 percent preventable,” and had resulted in three children effectively losing both parents.
    “Their father is dead. Their mother is in jail,” he said....
  21. Re: plywood rot, latest and greatest patch/filler for jerry rigging??

    Motor?

    The fastest easiest way would be to cut out the rot in a nice regular shape, insert the same shape in new ply.
    Epoxy in place and maybe glass on the outside.

    If you are having someone...
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    Re: Cool Things About Wisconsin

    Anything cool about the People of the Tall Trees?
    Millennial long connections with the land must have made some interesting stories and observations? How did all those waterways come to exist?
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    It feels like Russia is quite happy to push soldiers in front of bullets. Attrition is not part of Russian military thinking.
    Ukraine however are making decisions with death toll in mind.
    Why lose...
  24. Re: personal observation - Loss of birds singing

    Wow Jay! What a privilege!
    I love black cockatoos, and agree what a call. We get them sometimes, but never very close, and always for short periods.

    For forum members interested, Aussie Barney...
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    Re: Ukraine

    A week ago or more the RF had destroyed 90% of the buildings in the city, yet they keep bombing it.
    Theres a serious whiff of 'I have no ideas' off the whole Russian situation.

    What does it mean...
  26. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Last word is ouch - but true.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/23/is-it-really-true-surely-there-is-a-false-dawn-are-they-really-gone-prime-minister-albo
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The British are sending long range rockets.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/06/uk-to-send-long-range-rocket-artillery-to-ukraine-despite-russian-threats

    All these promises, but it...
  28. Re: Wedge City [pics stolen from the meme site] exotic wedge cars

    no where else to put the wing mirror?

    112551
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    Re: When Nature comes to you, a story.

    Cute.

    Round here they're bright green.
    Further north they get quite big, big as your hand.

    We get the odd leaf tailed gecko in our house - very similar colouration to your frog. They like the...
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    Re: Security guard accidentally shoots himself

    jeebus - that looked serious. Ouch.
    What was he thinking?

    As a teenager i got a job as security in a car park. The single most boring job in the universe!!! In fact the word boring doesn't do it...
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    Re: Bob Marley: Union Thug

    Social consciousness permeates all his music.

    I'm a union member and find the 'thug' slur offensive.
    I know lots of people in the union. They're all ordinary working people. Through the union we...
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    Re: Uvalde mom warned not to tell her story

    Sounds like a gutsy lady. A good person without a gun - that's what the USA needs more of.
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    Re: Scarf joints separating

    Once you've pulled the screws with fender washers, you can either fill with epoxy (which will only do the surface), or i would drill out and epoxy in a plug the thickness of the plank.

    Squeeze out...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The German procrastination is getting pretty old.
    Whatever about their own gear, vetoing Spain and Greece! I know, to be confirmed.


    No snubbing intended Jay - youtube is for wifi and headphones...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Reuters is reporting a counter offensive in Sievierodoetsk with some success. British intelligence corroborates.

    Russia flinging expensive rockets at random targets in Kiev again.

    http://Russia...
  36. Re: personal observation - Loss of birds singing

    I simply couldn't be surrounded by more bush/forest. (Flame zone).
    We get a pretty full chorus at those times of year when birds are looking for mates, staking out territory and claiming hunting...
  37. Re: the greatest camera lens mount system of all time, discontinued. . .

    Z is the letter du jour.
  38. Re: Chinese J16 fighter “chaff’s” Australian P8A Poseidon

    There's something stupid and immature about that.
    WTF do China hope to achieve with such an action?

    if Australia shot down the fighter, what then? A war?
    If the Chinese action resulted in a...
  39. Thread: Again.......

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    Re: Again.......

    I'm well Barney, good to hear from you.
    I was down your way today and was thinking of you as I passed through Nowra.

    The water in the bay is back to crystal clear. Chilly but!

    hope you pull...
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I can't help feeling that eventually it will be a case of morale.
    It is estimated the sanctions will affect manufacturing in Russia from about August. That's when your common or garden variety...
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    Re: Meanwhile, in open carry Missouri

    Who in that situation was the good guy with the gun?
    Do those women have any right to safety?
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    Re: Travel Fantasies

    Single handed exploring the Antarctic coast.
    Getting utter steetfaced in a bar in Nigeria drinking Guinness.
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    Re: Some news from Sweden

    Weirdly, right now it could be argued that Turkey is defending the Baltic by preventing the Russian fleet from entering the Black Sea.
    I don't know why Turkey is in NATO either, nor why the EU...
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    Re: a hundred years from now

    Factory Farms - hopefully they go. They may be made illegal in rich countries.
    It'll make meat less plentiful, thus more expensive. At which point some poor countries will start to factory farm.
    ...
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    Re: A Tulsa Hospital this time.

    Hang on - look over there. Johnny Depp just bought some new jeans.
  46. Re: has there been a conflict like the one in ukraine before

    I think in the first instance Putin wants to create an empire - he has his eye on History (and it is going badly wrong).

    His taking Ukrainian gas, which is a late developer, is a consideration in...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    High intensity warfare indeed.
    I can't imagine how a conscript, or even an invading, army can stay motivated in the face of such constant intense, large scale, war.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Jeebus

    From Johnw's link
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    Re: Ukraine

    It may mean many of your children will die - but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make....
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    Re: Ukraine

    I don't feel a connection myself - its got a freakin Union Jack in it.
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