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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    That didn't work……...
  2. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I see after an exhaustive enquiry into the abuse of children the government will establish a committee to examine the recommendations …… and decide legislation. The compensation cap has been cut by a...
  3. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I think they were always going to enter the war Ian, prepared for it over the previous 20 years, but not in such a spectacular manner. It would have been a hasten slowly takeover of the pacific...
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    Re: Will my Man Card be revoked?

    Cleaning the gutters also, depending on the height and design of your house of course. Older men and ladders are not a good mix. However a friend with a steep roof found that the two contractors he...
  5. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I am not so generous re Menzies and his trauma re WW1. But I think the article is a good one. The horror up of WW1 effected the left and the right quite differently I think. Certainly my grandparents...
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    Re: Concealed weapons permit.

    Hmm, what if you carry a multi-barelled rocket launcher concealed in a big 18 wheeler?:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  7. Re: Lindsey Graham's sober assessment of war with North Korea

    Regarded as 'collateral damage' I expect. By all parties on a ''can't be helped" basis.
    Aus would be drawn in almost immediately, Pine Gap would rate an early missile. ...
  8. Re: Lindsey Graham's sober assessment of war with North Korea

    "He acknowledged that preventive U.S. military action against North Korea could spiral into a conflict involving the use of nuclear weapons—and that any kind of conflict would probably engulf...
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    Re: Conspiracy theorists

    Actually SB it's America's credibility that is crumbling.
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    Re: The Legend of Roy Moore

    In the religious world of Moore and his ilk Eve, the 14 year old girl, will always be the guilty one tempting Adam, Moore, to stray from the path of righteousness. Hence 'Eve' and her sexuality must...
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    Re: Endless summer is done

    The other day when I was asked how old I was I said 75 (nearly). I shocked myself, that's old but I don't feel it at all.
    Now Ted that news does the same. The summer is here, the water is fine, I...
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    Re: The MGTD thread

    Now this one looks a lot like mum's old pre war ex works P type. (see well above)
    http://www.themgk3.co.uk/images/5.jpg

    Boat tail, cycle guards, the wheels are not the same and no supercharger....
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    Re: Kentucky state rep Dan Johnson.

    likely she wasn't the only one………….
  14. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Mugabe was a terrorist, then a freedom fighter, then the leader of his country, and then a terrorist of his own people Jomo Kenyatta to, and seemingly the trait has been handed down in that family....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Grandma taught me to run a sewing machine when I was a kid. All of us learnt, and I taught half a scout troop to make 1 man tents.
    Old treadle Singer and a Jones which came with a box of fancy...
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    Re: Why Not? What Else Am I Gonna Do?

    Very Bayeux of you Rob………………….
  17. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    If there was a viable alternative I'd vote for them. But then given the state of play in Aus they'd get little support. The greens are not viable as a government, but then they don't have to be as...
  18. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    There is no one more disappointed than me that a faction ridden ALP is the only alternative to what we have now. Parliament as a whole is mostly 3rd raters, and those that aren't are complicit.
    ...
  19. China is building refugee camps just over the NK border

    Looks like the Chinese have sniffed the wind and find something foul in it.
    A distinct lack of confidence with the tantrum twins.

    What was that about living in interesting times?

    "China is...
  20. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    "Mr Berger has left the office in order to take up a senior position in the Liberal Party…"

    Well with his history that says it all………………..

    And another quote that says more than it seems……......
  21. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Party finances.
  22. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Reading Hugh Whites Quarterly Essay, Without America.
    Peter, P3 is more or less word for word what we and Gary here have been saying about Aus's new 'great and powerful friend' and the problems...
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    Re: Trump's approval rating at new low

    "Christianity' is fragmented and some fragments are corrupted, including one of the largest. But it's nothing to do with a belief in a god or christ, it's to do with mans constructs and we should not...
  24. Re: Footage from the start of the next leg of the Volvo

    So did I when I went to my own link!
  25. Re: A tax plan, or the next albatross hung around Trump's neck?

    They'll try to get it through before the new senator is sworn in.
  26. Thread: U S A Today

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    Re: U S A Today

    Hmmmm, sounds like 7th grade boys talk behind the shelter shed.

    Has he said how far up the wall he can pee yet?
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    One of our newer, 50'ish, neophyte sailing club members cannot re-board a Mirror dinghy in deep water. He's just too fat for his strength level (unfashionable but true).
  28. Re: Bannon Criticised After Moore Loss. Trump is right again ;)

    Fox and Donald backpeddling as fast as possible. Watch out for an immediate history re-write.
  29. Re: The state of Alabama sets up conditions for election fraud

    Ooops…………………...:rolleyes:
  30. Re: Intesting project: Robot swarms to map the seafloor

    "The entire system is expected to cost £1m"

    Makes a whole lot of much more expensive equipment redundant, and I wonder if it could be modified for say Mars exploration in the future?.
  31. Thread: U S A Today

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    Re: U S A Today

    The quislings are out early today.
  32. Re: The state of Alabama sets up conditions for election fraud

    Redundant thread……..
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    Re: An Island that wasn't suppose to last

    "the angle of repose"
    Very poetic for something geological, I might keep that phrase for further use…..:ycool:
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    Re: Who won in the Alabama Senatorial Race?

    Likely the people, though half of them don't realise it yet.
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    Re: Not Quite Australian

    Don't be bitter, many graduates of that course turn out to be somewhat lesser men, and women than you. Just look at all the law graduates in parliament for instance.
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    ”The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card on Tuesday, and boy is it not great. Some key findings:


    The...
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    Re: wine glass crossection boats..

    All this talk of coffee ersin………….. just as well I'm immune to caffeine.

    (back in 5 minutes):ycool:
  38. Footage from the start of the next leg of the Volvo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=128&v=WNLvC_Yzv58

    Spectacular.
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    Re: Not Quite Australian

    Well…………………. I'll still talk to you Rick…………………...
  40. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Aus was a bit late for the worst of that, the US and the Indies got many as more or less slave (indentured) labour. But the rural populations that otherwise moved to cities por had a very hard time...
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Potted:
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    The first free settlers came prior to 1800 - several farmers from England. These free settlers were given passage from Great Britain, land and tools to grow crops. Some laid claim to...
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    Re: Not Quite Australian

    We have had some shocker high court judges, Barwick comes to mind, but this one is I think reasonably good.
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    Re: Any novelists in the Bilge?

    Bruce………...
  44. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Apart from the convicts on ticket of leave and after release, we got many quite desperate free settlers who had been evicted from villages on big estates as labour no longer wanted. They just...
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    Re: Not Quite Australian

    I think Rick they were being very very careful in a politically loaded situation with a variety of possible outcomes for different politicians.
    Following black letter law, what the plain words say,...
  46. Thread: peter sibley

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    Re: peter sibley

    Morning Duncan, good to see you home again.
  47. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    "Let me be very clear that the Turnbull Government and every single member of the Turnbull Government stands up for our national interest,……"...
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I just had coffee with 4 male neighbours evenly split LabLib (and me a proto green) who are despairing of our public society at present. To quote; "There are no honourable people in public life any...
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    Re: The Greatest Leap, Part 2: Apollo 8

    I see Donald has signed an exec. order to direct NASA to establish a base on the moon.

    or is that fake news?
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    It started off ok considering the europeans were an invading force… justice explained pictorially,...
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