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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have enough trouble sailing my dinghy once a week, especially in winter. But it's easily stored under cover and can be in the water in about 20 minutes, and I don't need a crew. I almost bought...
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    Re: North Korea; some thoughts

    My thoughts too. (#4) It's all about him.
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    Re: What the World needs is more welfare.

    The other alternative is of course a reset. War, pestilence, revolution, a big reduction in population and a need to rebuild wit those that survive. I doubt we can afford one of those now, but...
  4. Re: Sessions says he 'might' have to resign if Rosenstein is fired.

    Not surprising Daniel, with the president almost a lame duck already, and the weakened machinery of the State in the hands of incompetents and virtual criminals, and the DOJ otherwise distracted with...
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    Re: Justice Department, CIA, etc.

    Hmm, to me it does not seem very clear whether their primary loyalty is to the State and the law, or to your somewhat imperial Head of State. It also seems that a presumption was made in the very...
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    Re: I’ll bet her held the door for her.

    Obama is one of the few people in the world who can understand the position that she is in as 1st lady.
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    Re: Just showed up for dinner

    We live on a large shallow salt water bay and there are water and wading birds everywhere. In sommer thousands of migratory species. But no Storks.
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    Re: The Folks Who Really Like Trump

    "Nobody Likes Trump Except White Evangelicals"

    That says it all for me, not a principle or ethic in sight and a mockery of so called religion.
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    Re: navigable aqueducts

    In parts of Aus. we have large networks of open irrigation channels still, though they are gradually being piped. Going to an interstate WB show I determined to launch my sailing canoe on as much of...
  10. Thread: Adaptability

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    Re: Adaptability

    A long time friend of ours, who spent some time teaching in Australia comes from Minnesota and spent a large part of her career teaching within the Hmong community. She retired recently.
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    Re: Suicide Ideation

    Blimey Barney, a close thing in several respects. Your grandson is a very lucky boy to have such a grandpa.
  12. Re: Astronomers Finished Search For Universe's Missing Matter, And It's Still Missing

    Sounds like an intergalactic Where's Wally only the artist left it out………………...

    Hey, have the astronomers asked their mums to have a look?……………….
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    Re: Ted Cruz: hypocricy much?

    Huh. All politicians are amoral when it comes to their own preferment and toadying. Then they retire and proceed to re-write their own political history. It was ever thus.
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    Re: 1 injured in school shooting

    Huh, not even enough to keep up the statistics……………...
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    Re: What’s the mission of this boat.

    In the event of peace breaking out there's nothing much you can do with a battleship. A carrier OTOH could be such a force for good in the world. Emergency relief and the transport to deliver it....
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    Re: What's your boat's name(s), and why?

    I have several wooden boats and a plastic surf kayak.
    The Sailfish is 'OFF, Built by my cousin and I about 1963-4 and the name is obvious. The sailing canoe Felicite' , Happiness in French and my...
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    Re: What's your boat's name(s), and why?

    Andrew, are you familiar with this book?...
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    Re: We need more 'good' toddlers with guns

    "Hitler left the Swiss alone."

    Had to stash their ill gotten cash somewhere…………… convenient………...

    Re guns and the USA. I cannot see a solution frankly. The country, to quote my grannie, has...
  19. Re: things that will get your attention while walking down the beach

    There's a privately owned PC9 that does low level stuff across our bay on occasion, but that beats everything.
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    Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    Nice find, very nice indeed.
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    Re: Trump judicial appointee: Ho!

    Another nail in the US judicial system. There's been almost enough nails in the past 20 odd years to make a coffin.
  22. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Tip of the iceberg, if the Libs had thought they could shut it down they wouldn't have been so keen to jump on the tumbril. As it is they have lost whatever control they thought they had, mostly...
  23. Re: Bandwagon, Big Food, Hornpipe & Rowan do the Broughton Archipelago

    Yes, thank you, Beautiful water for touring.
  24. Thread: Canoe stern

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    Re: Canoe stern

    Certainly more pleasing than some so called 'super yachts' about.
    I wonder how it would sail?
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    Re: What’s the mission of this boat.

    Helio carrier?
    Yep
    "Currently the US has converted several cargo ships and has several more on order because of an idea called sea basing. In short the thought is that the US has become to...
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    Re: Be afraid, Mr President. Be very afraid.

    SB is getting rather close to encouraging insurrection if the legal system does not deliver the result Donalds supporters wish.
  27. Re: Which old Hollywood stars are you in love with?

    Not Hollywood. Isabelle Huppert
    https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/actress-isabelle-huppert-is-photographed-for-indiewire-on-november-12-picture-id625338390?s=612x612
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    Re: Be afraid, Mr President. Be very afraid.

    I think SB is wriggling about for deniability room…………...:cool::ycool:
  29. Thread: defiance

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    Re: defiance

    Small boat. Diver. Big wheel is on the compressor.
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    Re: We need more 'good' toddlers with guns

    Bob's been caught out standing in it, again.
  31. Re: Picking the next democratic candidate for President

    How about Robert Mueller? He's got the military record, got the chops, and he's a republican.
    That'd mess with their heads, and you could do a lot worse.
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    Re: LSD and the Kennedy assassination

    Anyhow, it was just part of the price of freedom, no?
  33. Re: AI and Machine Consciousness, Redux....(I'm baaack!)

    Hmm, does self created human redundancy loom?
  34. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Well the 'big 4' are seemingly corrupt as hell.
    Is that in relation to bank deposit guarantees, or in relation to protection from competition?


    Hmmm DISTRACTION ALARM. The feds are trying the...
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    Re: We need more 'good' toddlers with guns

    Price of freedom doncha know……………...
  36. Thread: boat id?

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    Re: boat id?

    C83. Couta Boat. 'Christina"

    http://www.coutaboat.com.au/portfolio-item/c83-christina/
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    Re: Wharf, Quay, Pier and jetty

    Hmm, are there tax, permit or legal differences according to the name?
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    Re: Giuliani to the rescue!

    "“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said in an interview."
    ...
  39. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    AMP CEO has resigned……………………..

    Grabbed his millions and run before the law is changed……………..

    And then we have Clayton Uits, doctoring reports at the request of said now ex CEO, who is on the...
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    Re: 'Ain't nobody got time for this'

    Lily Tomlin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxp5Y8UT7OQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT4__Nz5HWY
  41. Re: Picking the next democratic candidate for President

    NONE of them are RP, thats the nature of politics, and US politics in particular. An honest person would never get to first base unless they could finance themselves all the way. They are all bought...
  42. Re: Staggering statistic about the Great Barrier Reef

    seconded…………….. but in reality just a spoiler of little consequence.
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    Re: Wharf, Quay, Pier and jetty

    Mate down the hill and I have been discussing where we will build his jetty for when the sea level rises. Trouble is gettin reliable information.:ycool:
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    Re: Earthquake in bay area is coming

    Well that would provide Donald with the biggest distraction ever……...

    Of course it's been known since 1906, and successive authorities have gambled on themselves having died before the next...
  45. Re: Picking the next democratic candidate for President

    "1) Whoever it is, has to be 'super clean'"

    I thought that provision departed with Donald's campaign bus. Dirty politicians seem to rule, so why should the top one be any different. Indeed HOW...
  46. Re: Tammy Duckworth breastfeeds on senate floor, 4 GOP senators hospitalized.

    Tell them to get over it……….
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    Re: LSD and the Kennedy assassination

    Knowing what the CIA was up to under Reagan, the drug running, the criminality in Sth America, I can actually believe it could even be a likely scenario.
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    Re: Be afraid, Mr President. Be very afraid.

    Heh! That's a very small rock you are trying to hide under Bob. Doesn't wash.
  49. Re: Staggering statistic about the Great Barrier Reef

    Add in the die off of mangroves on the Nth Queensland coast also a victim of sea temperatures.
    "Close to 10,000 hectares of mangroves have died across a stretch of coastline reaching from Queensland...
  50. Re: Tammy Duckworth breastfeeds on senate floor, 4 GOP senators hospitalized.

    :D:D

    She's earned it I reckon, quite apart from the matter of civil rights.

    Maybe they think they'll be distracted and not be able to concentrate on their job?:rolleyes:
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