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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    A key difference, perhaps, is that the Prime minister can be fired from the role. Also, his cabinet will each have to reconcile their own actions with their electorate.
    The US essentially appoints a...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Looks like a partisan war has legs.
    I was wondering when that might begin to scratch the surface. I've been reading of the odd assassination, and even a suspected poisoning.

    Occupiers beware.
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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    Yesterday even he didn't know how many ministries he'd taken over.
    Clearly it's an easy thing to forget.

    But he did admit that if more came to light he'd apologise in due course.

    lying scumbag.
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    Re: For all who are cheering the Mar-a-Lago raid

    There is at least some kind of shape to this.
    He had docs that are sensitive. There's laws.

    Up to now he's been as slippery as an eel.

    The US is sycophantic about the rich and famous. It's...
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    Re: Who doesn't have lunch regularly?

    I do enjoy good food prepared well.

    but mostly I wish I didn't have to eat or sleep. And could make noise in my shed 24/7.

    I eat either breakfast or lunch.
    if the former then dinner needs to...
  6. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Just an insight into Trump's idea of classified;

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/11/us/politics/trump-fbi.html?searchResultPosition=3
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    Re: Your Address: climate change risk factors

    Frequent fires? - I've been here almost 20 years and there's never been a fire. Maybe you're talking about somewhere else?

    My plan was to make my house more fireproof. I was going all in for the...
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    Re: We need a “Like” button.

    The like button is the dark side of FB.
    Its a driver of click bait and the pregenator of second rate content.

    Before you know it there'll be threads of peoples breakfasts, and kittens.

    Careful...
  9. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    It strikes me as prezacty the kind of thing a so called conservative would jump on to argue against the US say intervening in someone else's war. Those wacko reactionary conservatives simply LOVE a...
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    Re: Your Address: climate change risk factors

    I can't afford to build to flame zone, so my approach is three fold.

    1. insure the house to the max for total obliteration.
    2. take no steps to avoid total obliteration when the fire comes...
  11. Thread: Wildfire

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    Re: Wildfire

    Do you have water tanks?
    A sprinkler on the ridge of your house, water collects in the drains and recirculates back into the tanks. Good to create little dams in your gutters so they have a few...
  12. Re: Looking For Two of These...Seen Them Before Can't Recall Where

    https://www.practical-sailor.com/boat-maintenance/design-for-building-your-own-handrails

    I'd have made them a bit different.
    Cut an oval slot(s) in the middle of a board - then rip it up the...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    How do you deal with the wedge that'll be left between roof and cabin sides?
  14. Re: Classic Boat Supplies Australia...are they still open??

    Dunno Larks - haven't heard anything.
    T
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    Sounds reasonable. It seems like one of those inevitable changes that come with scale.
  16. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    Liberal?

    you trying to engineer something?

    Amnesty have a lot to be ashamed of with that report.
    Such utter bollox. Ukrainians defending their homes bad, Russian bombing them is .... crickets.
  17. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    FBI need to tread carefully.
    they may make it impossible to find an impartial jury if they start releasing information with too much colour.
  18. Thread: Heavy thinking

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    Re: Heavy thinking

    I eased myself down, but it's one day at a time.
  19. Re: How will DJT attempt to distract from FBI Florida search

    It seems that to his followers Trump can literally do no wrong.
    Its like a parallel universe. Everything is seen through a totally different lens. They cannot conceive that Trump could ever be...
  20. Thread: Heavy thinking

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    Re: Heavy thinking

    I used to do a lot of heavy thinking, but I've cut right back. Now I have the occasional thought, maybe on a Friday night, but even then I find I indulge less and less. I thought I'd keep my thinking...
  21. Re: Life guard races are a unique South Jersey Tradition

    Run and yell hey? Sounds like panic to me, not something we'd do when calm is called for.

    we're a surf rescue family, two volunteers with their recently acquired 100% patrol attendances (not me)....
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Those buildings probably housed precisely the spares and parts the Russians cannot acquire due to sanctions.
    The colateral damage of the planes was probably just a bonus.
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    Re: Ukraine

    if it was missiles it was very accurate.
    if it was special forces, that's complicated - a lot of space between those buildings.
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    But are they entitled to assert that it is true?
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    There's been an example or two of checklists that work.

    Mostly, I find that if you need to resort to checklists you've already failed. They are almost always a rod to thrash someone with. They...
  26. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    There you go - the harshest sentence is 3 years, after passing through a fine and community service.
    She's been made an example of for reasons that have nothing to do with what she did.
  27. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Not really, but quick Google shows this up;




    (Hard drugs!)
    ...
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    Re: How ancient sailors sailed west in The Med

    Its not just non-sailors. My mooring neighbour got a bit warm under the collar when i suggested his assessment of the sailing-to-weather capacity of a square rigged boat was not quite accurate. His...
  29. Re: The best explanation for inflation I have ever seen

    There's a shortage of oil so price goes up. It costs the same to extract whether there's a shortage or a glut. Higher prices is bigger profits.
    If you don't want to pay - someone else will.

    A...
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    Re: Rhine River level

    And for the first time in living memory, or even records, Australia could send them water enough to fill the river!!!!

    All is not well in the state of Denmark - and everywhere else.
  31. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Doing it and getting a smack on the hand is on her.
    9 years is on HIMARS.
  32. Re: The best explanation for inflation I have ever seen

    Spending also shifted from services to stuff. Less travel, more gym equipment at home. Less stuff being produced and supply lines slow.....

    The inflation hydra.
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    Re: A shrimp fishing surprise

    yep, gradual change over to glycol.
    I just had this process done to a bunch of shark specimens I'm incorporating into a new exhibition. They were in alcohol.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    9 years for two vape cartridges!
    stupid stupid girl for bringing them in. But that's a harsh lesson. It is clearly not a saleable quantity, she's obviously not a drug dealer, and she would have had...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    That summation is ......... whats the word? depressing/alarming/jebus H.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    I think that article hits the nail pretty firmly.

    The 'making nothing' statement is about not being able to lift the UK out of the decline. As a cause for brexit it is clearly secondary to the...
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    Re: Finland joining NATO - practical details

    I agree, Turkeys behaviour is despicable.
    Withholding assistance for personal political gain.
  38. Re: Nasa's James Webb telescope reveals millions of galaxies

    Better not to ask, not to know, not to dream? Just stay exactly as we are.

    For a sailor who probably quite well appreciates the value of GPS to say for example that investment in quantum physics,...
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    Re: How ancient sailors sailed west in The Med

    Excellent article thanks.

    I'm always fascinated by those comparisons between the rapid calculations of computers, compared to the patient observation of ancient and first peoples.
    In stories...
  40. Thread: Russian Economy

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    Re: Russian Economy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2SZzlJEhr0&list=WL&index=7&t=93s
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    Re: Russian Economy

    The combination of these two things is a powerful force;


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOROtoAYtWk&list=WL&index=6&t=25s

    and
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    Re: Russian Economy

    That's unequivocal to say the least.
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    Re: Russian Economy

    Predictions are that about now the pinch should begin to be felt inside Russia.

    A new Yale report says the economy is crippled. Not sure the people on the street are feeling it yet - the situation...
  44. Re: China wants to buy a deep water poet in the Solomons

    The great irony is that while the Conservative government was screwing the East Timorese, and generally treating our neighbours with their self satisfied colonial condescension, they were also effing...
  45. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Some Australian Comedians started doing these 'Honest Government Adds'. Loos like its catching on.
    Very sharp IMHO


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL5LaLT2BJM
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    cont....


    On April 26, the secretary general of the United Nations, António Guterres, flew to Moscow with a proposal to open a humanitarian corridor for the civilians inside Azovstal. Mr. Putin,...
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    Re: Ukraine

    cont...

    What saved him were the helicopters, which were still flying, barely. As his rescue helicopter lifted off, Private Zherdev recalled a loud pop and an explosion as a Russian rocket slammed...
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    Re: Ukraine

    cont....

    “For eight years, we had become accustomed in Mariupol to explosions from time to time,” said Mr. Tskitishvili, the plant’s general manager. “We often heard shells explode — we heard the...
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    LAST STAND at AZOVSTAL - NYT

    The two Mi-8 helicopters tore across enemy territory early on the morning of March 21, startling the Russian soldiers below. Inside were Ukrainian Special Forces...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Its insane how Ukraine can still initiate attacks on Russia.
    So many months of such high intensity war, and they still have ideas, energy, capability and the morale.
    Its so impressive.

    Those in...
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