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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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  6. 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.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Doing it and getting a smack on the hand is on her.
    9 years is on HIMARS.
  9. 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.
  15. 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...
  17. Thread: Russian Economy

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    Re: Russian Economy

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

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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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
  23. 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,...
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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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...
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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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...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    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...
  27. 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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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    hmmmm - maybe if it was we prefer everyones extinction over the loss of our jobs.....

    Jimmy Crow was clearer.
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    Re: How do you square this contradiction?

    Yeah, right!

    they litter the landscape over there.

    FREEDOM!!! And I'll also force 10yo rape victims to go full term.
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I thought the A-10 was exclusive to the US? They didn't let anyone else have them.

    NYT paywall, apologies I shall C&P next time I'm at a computer. It is worth the read.
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm sure you'll find this interesting reading.
    My regard for the Russians continues to diminish.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Worried musician....
    Fret.....
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Not had it. Not sure how.
    fully vaxed and boosted.

    I was casual about it for a while. I thought I should catch it and get it out of the way. But now that people are catching it multiple times I'm...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm finding it hard to be hopeful.
    The Russians have more troops on the ground and more of everything - and apparently increasing.
    The Ukrainians have fewer and less and decreasing. Western...
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    Re: Can we at least agree that this is ridiculous?

    prezactly
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Video shows the power, and slow lumbering 19th century style, of the Russian army.
    They may have an army after all. Just not particularly flash and sluggish in the face of a motivated adversary....
  37. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    115167 115168
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    Office occupancy in Sydney city centre is at about 20%.
    Notably many cafe's and small businesses (barbers etc...) are closed. Trains are less full at rush hour.

    Australia has a horrific housing...
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    Re: Mixing metaphors

    Cooked your chicken....,

    Thats a keeper, I'm going to use that. Gold!
  40. Re: “Deadwood” - what’s the origin of the word in marine terms?

    Man, I hope Larks story is the one.

    reverse engineering it; what else would you call it?
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    50 is mentioned twice.
    it's a philosophical quandary; which side....?

    Spent the day on my knees and other uncomfortable positions welding a box trailer back together. Stiff as a 50-60 year old....
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    Re: Tip o' the Hat to Michael Mason (mmd)

    I miss mmd, for reasons mentioned and more.
    Im not sure I miss those monstrosity super yachts. Definitely not worth a banning, maybe.... perhaps in some of the extreme instances.

    his explanation...
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    Re: Its all Putin's fault.

    Did the democrats cause inflation in Australia too?

    And Europe, Africa, all of Asia? How about Russia?

    No mention of employment rates I see, which probably has domestic cause/effect.
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    Re: Steve Bannon's bad day.

    I think tlt believes because a filibuster can be used in political debate, it is a perfectly reasonable thing to do in court. If Bannon can't filibuster the court, it's unfair.....

    But to the OP,...
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    Re: RIP Glen Longino

    Fair winds Glen.

    Just read his first post in his byob thread again....
    Even in the writing there's a twinkle in the eye.
  46. Re: The Game To Impeach Justices Kavanaugh And Gorsuch Is Afoot

    Suck it up.

    A woman's right to decide what happens to her own body was protected by the thinnest thread. Shame on the US for being so bloody casual about it.
    Meanwhile anyone can carry a gun...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Jim, you had the power all along.

    Just click your heels together and say, "proportional representation, proportional representation......."
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Jeffrey Sachs is often a reliable opinion. I don't think he makes a strong case for why a hawkish US caused the Russians to invade Ukraine. He's joining dots and calling it causal, when its (though...
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    Re: Liberal miserly.

    Wow - a cynical, hate filled spew calling liberals bitter.
    Never ceases to amaze me how these people have no sense of irony.

    Bobbys, you should read some different stuff for a while. You might...
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    80% of the mass of all life on earth is bacteria.
    it's a vast reservoir of evolutionary possibility. We can't destroy it.

    however, if we reduce the planet to a primordial soup, I think that can...
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