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  1. Re: Covid was the leading cause of death in 2021

    Same numbers more or less here.
  2. Re: Christian Nationalists are excited about what comes next

    There was so much provocation to violence in that manifesto Art I cannot see how it cannot be a an insurrection in itself.
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    Poll: Re: A poll. AR-15 ownership

    There is a sickness in the US that will be very difficult for it's citizens to mitigate, let alone eradicate. And it's not your bought politicians that can do it, it's the citizens themselves. As...
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    Re: Moments of absolute clarity

    A long time ago, not long after finishing a Business Admin Qualification I had an epiphany. Sailing my canoe alone on a wide bay a clear voice in my head said, "Fatalism is the art of managing...
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    Poll: Re: A poll. AR-15 ownership

    Pointless topic unless something really serious happens. Like politicians being under threat as a result of an attempted takeover of government…………………. hang on……………...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I had a '28 Chev tourer for a while. 4 wheel manual brakes, rods and cotter pins. Vacuum fuel pump was a pest in hot weather. Wooden spoked artillery wheels dried out and got a bit lose so I had a...
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    Yeah, I saw that and shook my head. Primitives.
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    Re: Has Roger Stouff posted re his regatta?

    I just sent him a message via the Regatta website.
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    Re: Mental health and mass murderers

    "….every one of you AR-fifteen owners—are complicit in the deaths and injuries that happened the other day in Highland Park, Ill."

    And every shooting that happens………………. The gun lobby and the...
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    Has Roger Stouff posted re his regatta?

    Bayou Teche I think was the name.

    I miss his posts though it's been a long time.
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    Re: Gun harm research....

    A return to the Medieval Catholic Church no less.
  12. Re: Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets-not for sale

    I net my apple trees to keep off the Codlin Moth, and the stone fruit with a different mash to keep off the possums and parrots. A day's work twice a year but worth it.
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    Re: Mental health and mass murderers

    Thery didn'd get to 22 as completely rational people and suddenly go feral did they?
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    Re: watch out for Moore v Harper

    Only got the headline, but I get the drift.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Larks…

    And I join in with the congratulations Greg.
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    Re: Uh oh-superyacht troubles

    "This man has earned his money by structurally cutting staff, evading taxes, avoiding regulations and now we have to tear down our beautiful national monument?" Leewis said..

    LOveryL
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    Re: Mental health and mass murderers

    Guns/precious/Golem……………..
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    Re: Car brand reliability study

    ……..and grandma duck…………...:ycool:
    ...
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    Re: Gun harm research....

    "“For 20 years, we turned our back on the health problem and declined to do research on it,” Wintemute says. “How many thousands of people are dead today who would be alive if that research had been...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Whose next?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOZJZ42yXss
  21. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    I used to greet door knockers with "And what are you selling today?" They always protested but selling they were. But they have no hook if you are an unbeliever, they were only selling their...
  22. Re: Australians dump christianreligious belief in big numbers..

    Nothing wrong with Jesus teachings and philosophy, but we are a very long way from that. They were corrupted from the start, beginning with Paul, and Nicea being the last nail.
    As for a higher...
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    Re: Car brand reliability study

    Infotainment systems caused more complaints than any other feature. The most common complaint? Trouble connecting to Apple AAPL, +1.89% Carplay or Android Auto..

    So it's the rubbish in the middle...
  24. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    I do understand that fear Ted, there are plenty of examples from the Inquisition to regular Pogroms against the Jews to forced conversion on pain of death, and then death anyhow one their soul was...
  25. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    Why Ted? It's a heavily censored and edited set of bronze age legends, augmented by imaginings and political additions aimed at keeping those in power still in power. And enforced by severe...
  26. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    Humans are like that Tom, I keep telling you. We will end up doing as much damage to the planet as the cretacious ending meteor.
  27. Re: Australians dump christianreligious belief in big numbers..

    Maybe thosw who previusly identified as christian but actually had no connection to the label just stopped doing it?
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    Re: Too old for this

    Spent the morning stacking hay bales…………….
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    Can you blame them?
    We have friends in Minnesota, he's a Brit., she's a local but has residential status here after 22 years of teaching.
    She says she's scared to go out shopping, we are...
  30. Australians dump christianreligious belief in big numbers..

    …and church leaders a scrabbling for doctrinally acceptable reasons.

    From the Canberra Times, and I couldn't have said it better myself…:d
    (Coutresy of Mike Field.)

    We're losing faith in the...
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    Re: Mass murderers in OHIO

    The militarisation of the police has been in progress for some time. Recruit veterans and equip them with war fighting equipment that they carried in the military, even armoured cars and light...
  32. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    The first to take up arms to defend the North American continent were the Native Americans, and although it's not acknowledged so di the Australian Aboriginals, but disease defeated them. It is...
  33. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    I agree Gary, the prospect of nothing scares most people, and the richer and more influential they are the more it scares them.
  34. Re: A Porsche arrived in my neighborhood a Month ago.

    Probably his son joy riding………………….. Mum says ''No cops".
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    I've used a pack horse a couple of times. Trip looks fabulous.
  36. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    Bronze age folk tales are fun as long as you don't believe them literally……..
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Foxes, rabbits, cats, deer, Vermin in Aus.

    All introduced by humans…………………….
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    Re: Mass murderers in OHIO

    The civilian war continues………………...
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?287826-Mass-shooting-Illinois

    Once a week.

    Whatever you are doing is not working. Or it is depending on what you...
  39. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Being sentinent beings aware of the limitations of life and not happy or afraid of that there will always be hope of a future extension somewhere.
    And seemingly a desire to dictate what version of...
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    I loose hats all the time sailing my dinghy………. my 'wooden boat hat' is only worn on land…...
  41. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    Knights of the Bushido, at about 14.
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    Re: anybody here a cyborg slave of satan?

    Same here, still got my own knees and hips…………...
  43. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    AUSTRALIA "UNDER-PREPARED"https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/tens-thousands-sydney-residents-told-evacuate-rains-flood-suburbs-2787901

    Duh, 10 years of inaction preceeded by a mixed grill of...
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    Re: Mass murderers in OHIO

    I already proposed that John, but the post mysteriously disappeared.:rolleyes:
  45. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Belief in a higher power a great unifier, religion an equally great divider.
    As a total unbeliever myself I acknowledge the role of formal belief systems in the evolution of man and his mind to be...
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    Re: Not arthritis, but the same elbow

    I am fortunate in that my drinking arm is unaffected……………………..
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Humans are not an endangered species, and anyway tens of thousands of humans are shot every year in the US for 'cultural reasons'. The argument has no standing, the 'hunter' died by his own choice of...
  48. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    4 corners
    Lib factions and branch stacking……
    Very interesting, but possibly crippling for the Lib Party.
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    Re: From the corners of the internet

    Hmm, 'politicians promises'?
  50. Thread: AI

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    Re: AI

    It may end up being more intelligent than a fair proportion of the biological human race, certainly more than close to half of the US voting population.
    And when and if we have a 'first contact with...
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