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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Such a small step, why so hard?
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    They knew pretty quick.
    Within an hour of Hiroshima they'd sent out a recon flight.
    If there was any doubt, 16 hours later Truman told the world, including Japan, exactly what happened. When...
  3. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Would SCOTUS take up such a pitifully pathetic appeal?
    Are they not there for serious stuff, not for minutiae of individual cases essentially about baby sitting?

    If SCOTUS heard that appeal it'd...
  4. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    If only he got the irony.
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Denis seems uncharacteristically deflated.
    Maybe watching the terror bombing from the outside is weighing on him, survivor guilt type thing.

    A couple of weeks ago it was Crimea by Christmas, now...
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Sorry Nicholas, are you saying attacking civilians has not contributed to their defeat every single time? That there are glaring exceptions? I'm sure we entirely agree on that.
    You seem to be a bit...
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    So George, how do you think the conversation went?

    messenger 1: Supreme commander the US has bombed scores of our cities to rubble, and now they've dropped two bombs that have each destroyed an...
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    what are you talking about Nick. Honestly I've completely lost you.
    Bombing citizenry works, has worked and will probably work in the future. That's not nitpicking, it's actually quite broad.
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    In a country of 140 million? the fact that a few thousand protest is not particularly inspiring. Statistically about 4,000,000 Russians believe the world is flat (based on an average of 3% globally)....
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Huh?

    Nitpick?

    Japan were bombed into capitulation. Whatever other niche theories are out there, it is an accepted historical truth. Sure there was more than one thing happening at the time, it...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Not so horrified they protest, even for brethren Slav's.

    Theres a lot of fear in Russia. I suspect your average Ivan believes Putin could go, but would be replaced by someone equally ruthless. If...
  12. Thread: dinner

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    Re: dinner

    I mean..... fart! And more fart!
    At least that's what would happen to me. Cohabitation would be impossible.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Nice work MMD.
    Missing your input in this place. Sincerely looking forward to having you back.
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ah, you clearly have no idea how this carp works.
    I'd tell you how I know, but I'd get arrested.
    But apart from that you might underestimate the resourcefulness of an Aussie tradie with a singular...
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Thanks Nick, I look forward to it. The beeb always gets behind good quality doco's
  16. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    Why all that money of 11 carrier strike groups then?
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    I think science fiction is actually one of the best medium for political discussion.
    Its just not as catchy to say...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Watched Whitnail and I recently. Very disappointed it didn't hold up.

    The bicycle thief - amazing every time.
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    Re: Construction work

    So many puns, but how to take the first step?
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    I'm a bit over half way through the full series - for the first time.
    I'm really enjoying them. I class them as yarns well told. I can't read them back to back - its a bit same same. But a small...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Yes, SS.
    It meets the bronze gudgeon metal to metal. I'll tap in an M6 and connect a wire from that to the zinc i think.

    Glad you enjoyed the doco :)
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    As far as i know, the US government already spends as much as other western nations on healthcare. Thats the point, between what your government and your private citizens pay for healthcare you have...
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    I was wondering where he was going with that.

    Australia is one of the worlds biggest exporters of gas. The value of that gas has gone through the roof.
    I think it was Australia who blew up NS2....
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    HRDavies won't be happy that even the Chinese are critical of his hero Xi. He's been to Shanghai don't you know.

    I love the blank paper protest.
    Its illegal to write anything that criticises the...
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    Re: holy effing ****

    Holy effin **** doesn't do it justice.
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I got the local shipwright to fabricate a new one.
    Four layers of 18mm marine ply epoxied, using the original as a template. New post. I hadn't discussed ow the post attaches to the rudder, my...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I made my case for it early in the thread, I stand by it.

    back in the water on the 8th. There's a high tide at 10am the following morning to get me over the bar out of the creek. Summer of sailing...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    The great pressure that was threatening; Europe going cold for winter and forcing Ukraine hand, how is that picture? Any insights from our European brethren?
  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    The current bombing more than echos it.
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    I thought NATO was supplying that 'service' from Polish airspace.
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    You sure that didn't work in Japan?
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Me too.
  33. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    Ah! Time for a re-viewing (re-kenning) of Trainspotting!
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Or they realise that they had their culture and values all along.
    The world inexorably changes for everyone, Little Britain couldn't see that and blamed Europe. Now they see they can't 'regain' what...
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Asian people in Sydney often wear masks, waaay before Covid.
    Asian cultures are extremely polite. If they have a sniffle they wear a mask so as not to infect others.
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    The Simple Answer - so easy to write.

    I'm not sure what the word 'answer' means in that question - but if the Ukrainians having to respond to Russian aggression is equal to Ukraine 'answering'...
  37. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    That should be posted at the top of a few threads in this place.
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    One of the great satisfying things in life, to cut a tomato with a really sharp knife.

    Is there a unit of sharpness?

    I keep my pocket knife, an opinel, pretty sharp. I've shaped the blade so it...
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    David Mitchel agrees



    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/06/labour-should-reverse-on-not-reversing-brexit-keir-starmer
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Ahem.. ethnic Irish ... joke?

    I'm not sure which of those two the DUP would find more offensive. :d


    Just heard that brexit has transformed into Bregret....
  41. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Median age in Australia is 37. Considering under 18's don't vote, the older half gets a disproportionate say. More than 50% of voters in Australia are over 55. Every whiff of altruism disappears...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    rasping in curves?

    I can't picture how using that tool would not scratch nice deep grooves one way or the other.
    while the front part is being a rasping, the back is being a saw.

    Reused hack...
  43. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Is it still clear that the GOP will stick by him?
    If they're damning enough, and are likely to get out sometime in the near future somehow, and the GOP tried to bury them. Is that politically risky...
  44. Re: Trump may be toast- but who invented the toaster?

    Loved it!. Almost anything done well is a joy really.

    Thanks for posting.


    This reminds me of the tablesaw injury thread.
    Have you ever seen anything that looks that dangerous?

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    Re: How long before Truth social is dead?

    It could become the ironic new habitat for ex-twits.
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Fintan O'Tool catches the absurdity of how the UK is eating itself alive;

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/28/northern-ireland-election-brexit-rishi-sunak-britain-protocol
  47. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

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    Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    I try to use only pictures in my slides.
    Maybe a heading to keep me on course.

    You need to rehearse. Standing up, talking out loud.



    Now minutes! How the F does that work?
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Nobody provoked Russia, it's a complete red herring. Its bandied about by Putin apologists because they want to believe the west is bad.
    There was zero chance of any European or other country...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Practicality went out the window with the word 'yacht'.......
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