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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    The governor of Illinois is blaming gun culture! What a crook! Doesn't he understand that it's HIS responsibility to have good guys with guns standing ready on every Chicago rooftop at all times to...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Still plenty of swell here
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-05/bulk-carrier-mv-portland-stranded-sydney-after-tug-cable-snaps/101208426
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks like a little slice of England! How many tyre swans and tin animals did you see on the JB Estate? Did you employ a translator or were you able to communicate unaided? Did you attempt to...
  4. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    The British Empire was based almost entirely on the slave trade and rape of India. The British, Canadians, Americans, Australians and, to a lesser extent, Kiwis, essentially slaughtered the...
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    Re: Meanwhile, in Copenhagen (mass shooting)

    They already have strict gun laws so such events are already rare there.

    Stricter gun laws don't entirely prevent mass killings. They just make them rarer and limited access to the worst weapons...
  6. Thread: 4th July.

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    Re: 4th July.

    Personal fireworks are banned but assault rifles will be fine again once the SCOTUS finds out about the bans there. Sounds fair.
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    Re: Meanwhile, in Copenhagen (mass shooting)

    Would this have made the news if it happened in the US? It'd be headline news for a fortnight if it happened here.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    My sailboats is a hell of a lot simpler than that. They all have their advantages and disadvantages.

    We'd be sailing our yacht a lot more if we didn't have the MIL to accommodate. Until she dies...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Tom, we want photos and reports.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'm guessing, wildly, that it be a model, Peter?

    There are times when I think that having a RC model that I could operate while perched on the jetty, would be a much wiser choice than dealing with...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    That fulla does more travel than anyone else I know!
  12. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    The answer is that it's a very long time since Congress actually did anything worthwhile. Congress is ruled by the MIC so all you'll ever see is Congress implementing action that supports the MIC....
  13. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    Congress is the system. When was the last time Congress actually achieved anything worthwhile? When was the last time Congress actually reflected the will of the people?
  14. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    Congress won't change the law because your completely FU system won't allow that to happen.
  15. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    Right, as opposed, presumably, to allowing a bunch of reactionary, unelected 'legal' morons appointed by FWITs accelerate the country's and, now, the planet's, slide to wrack and ruin. Genius.
  16. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    But it won't.

    SNAFU
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I hope you're bloody grateful then!
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    Re: Brawl at Eagles Concert in London

    I went to see The Eagles at, either Carlaw Pk or Eden Pk in, umm, 1976? No brawling but plenty of stonings. Standing right in front of the stage cost a lot less than ú375 ...
  19. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    Fantastic :)
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You should buy this and go sailing, Chris:

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/drummoyne/sail-boats/mirror-sailing-dinghy/1288555946
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    There's a fleet of Taipans here. They seem nice to me although I haven't sailed one.
  22. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    We can just send our waste to Christmas Is, Nauru and Manus. The Poms can send theirs to Rwanda, or Wales.
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    Re: New nuclear power plants

    An increasing but already vast part of the world has enough sun and wind to power the world. New technologies are emerging that allow this energy to be converted to portable fuel without poisoning a...
  24. Thread: The Bathroom...

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    Re: The Bathroom...

    Wot LW said - all of it!! (except we have no half bath (whatever that is).

    Great job Andy!
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Someone we know? Someone "we" have offended? Kiwi, Aus, Hamerican, Canardigan, Pom?
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I hate signs, painted rocks etc., too but I've become a big fan of formed pathways through popular areas.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Yep, traps are good but only feasible to install on a main track. So if people can be directed onto a main track, then you can maintain that track and prevent erosion. But if you have a cobweb of...
  28. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    It's just the way we do things in Australia's most corrupt state

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-29/john-barilaro-office-reqest-detailed-in-evidence-at-inquiry/101192340
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    It's like American Football ( based on my little knowledge of it). Everyone can see exactly what's happened because it's played and replayed to death on TV. Yet more time is spent with team officials...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    I hope you're right, Jim! And I sincerely admire your optimism.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Always disappointing but a necessary evil in popular areas. Tracks get deeper and then erosion turns them into whole new waterways. Trails become networks of trails and then networks of erosion...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    No. The idea that Americans, as in, the public, will be outraged enough, on either side, is ridiculous. As always, everyone'll sit back, tut-tutting, and essentially do nothing. A few fanatics on the...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    We used to have a rooster that would launch into a full crow but never finish it with the final "dooooooo". That's what all these US politico/legal machinations remind me of. Like baking a cake and...
  34. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    Reminds me of an infamous moment in cricket commentary, West Indies vs England: "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey". Google it.
  35. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    It seems to me that the Congress really has little authority at all beyond approving money bills and approving some judges. Most Americans are sick of their kids being slaughtered but Congress can't...
  36. Re: The first time I ever heard this song I cried.

    I didn't think it was THAT bad!!

    Only kidding, beautiful, as is the Burns documentary. Thanks!!
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    Thanks Tom, that's actually a really good idea. We do have a trip planned for early next year and we'll be asking friends to stay here with the dog. We also have a MIL who lives with us ; we're the...
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    They probably don't supply sitters here.
  39. Re: Baby mammoth discovered in Canadian permafrost.

    Five fully grown ones were also discovered in the US Supreme Court so it's quite a coincidence!
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    More efficient here. I achieved that form of anchorage with just one little dog!
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    Re: crummy shingle design ruining my day

    Didn't Julie Andrews sing a song about them?

    As JB and Pete mention, bitumous shingles are almost never used here. Corrugated steel has been used here forever, along with cement or terracotta...
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    Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    Them's fightin' words!!

    I'd spend about 15% on finishing some boat work, getting a new EV, getting off the grid and a bit of furniture. The rest I'd spend on land for preservation of wildlife and...
  43. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    In theory, Congress makes the law and the SC interprets it. In practice, the Congress does SFA while the SC pretends to interpret.

    The US political system has been usurped by the MIC and is now...
  44. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    Joni Ladies of the Canyon
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    A walk on a winter's day but only some of the leaves are brown, there surely ain't no churches or preachers and at this time of year I just wouldn't want to be anywhere else

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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Until I read that article, I didn't realise that screw caps were more common on NZ and Aus wines. I thought they were just as common elsewhere but it seems that's not so.
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    https://www.winespectator.com/articles/where-did-screwcaps-for-wine-come-from-53184
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    That's the thing about mamas, and papas.
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    Emptying it or inflating it?
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Doesn't the spaghetti go al dente fairly quickly or do you just work very quickly?
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