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  1. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    His cohort and much of the other side have never acknowledged the invasion, wars and ultimately conquest and theft of a country.
    I was in a bookshop today, "History of Australia". 60,000 years...
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    Re: 1300 die cleaning Indian sewers

    Those who clean the sewers often have no choice because of caste and other 'traditional' and often fatal discriminations.
  3. Re: $110 billion, $450 billion, Over a million jobs.

    If a lie or lies are big enough, and repeated often enough, then numbers of people will eventually take them as truth, or at least not question them. His attacks on the media, science, fact have had...
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    Re: No F***ing Comment.

    BS has nailed his loyalty to donald's mast and I reckon is hoping for advancement in the (he anticipates) new regime.
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    Re: No F***ing Comment.

    donald is under extreme pressure, the Russia enquiry, his business dealings, his skewing of the PS could bring it all down. But donald cornered is a dangerous man considering the insufficient...
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    Re: The daily mass shooting

    Just another day in America as we have learned.

    https://www.wptv.com/news/news-photo-gallery/sandy-hook-victims-names-list-photos-bios-1#id0

    The country doesn't care enough, the legislators...
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    Re: The imminent demise of Interpol

    Of course, but the stages are interesting…………….
  8. Thread: A Time Line.

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    Re: A Time Line.

    Welcome to the extinction games.
  9. Re: An exploding meteor may have wiped out ancient Dead Sea communities

    What was Bruce Willis doing at the time…………………..:ycool:

    It's a miracle that we are here at all, and look at us………………………….
  10. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Congratulations Glen! I'm a great uncle and she has a regular boyfriend……………… who knows…………..
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    Re: No F***ing Comment.

    donald has already taken over the republican party, it's just another step along the way for him. I have no doubt that the rusted on will still follow, and others well aware of what is going on look...
  12. Re: The California fires: God's judgment for being liberal?

    OK. Let me look at RP's suggestion re roof sprinklers et al. in my own circumstance.

    The house which we bought part built is largely wood framed and 'fire resistant' material clad.
    It is cleared...
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    1300 die cleaning Indian sewers

    …and you thought you had a bad job!

    "Hundreds of “manual scavengers” die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India, but a new machine unveiled on Monday for World Toilet Day could help...
  14. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    G'day Glen, it is good to hear from you again. Way too long. But nothin' much has changed, the pirates are still in charge of the treasury:ycool:
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    Re: No F***ing Comment.

    So, if true, this would make donald an accessory to murder?

    (leaving out of course the presidential responsibility for thousands of extrajudicial killings OS by the military over many decades)
  16. Thread: Old Coots

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    Re: Old Coots

    Are you suggesting a possible fee for such advice?:rolleyes:
  17. Re: It's not the time for finger pointing... but it's the fault of environmental radi

    You cannot have a 'controlled burn' in a forest full of housing. And anyhow, even if you could there would be a forest full of stay orders from people with personal reasons for it not happening. If...
  18. Re: A Weird Feature of The Arctic Atmosphere Is Making Climate Change Worse

    Sounds like it's a good time to be 75 to me.
  19. Re: The California fires: God's judgment for being liberal?

    I was involved in fighting a very big fire here some years ago as a trained volunteer. You could not stand, even when properly equiped and clad, over 200 yards from the fire. If it caught you you...
  20. Re: The California fires: God's judgment for being liberal?

    You have to have the cash to install the setup, the access to enough water, the reliability of power or pumps that you have to stay around to tend. Our last big fires some houses had all that, clear...
  21. Re: It's not the time for finger pointing... but it's the fault of environmental radi

    What he said. Housing where it should not be compounds the problem. Same problem here.
    I live in such a place, but have an alternative address and the fire plan is not to be home on days where such...
  22. Re: The California fires: God's judgment for being liberal?

    RP, when you don't know what you are talking about it's best to shut up

    Same could be said about donald …………………….
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    The imminent demise of Interpol

    A Russian General is in line to become Head of Interpol, and the Russians have been attempting to game the red notice systems amongst other autocratic states. I suspect it may survive only in such...
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    Re: We have defeated the NRA!

    This needs to be repeated every time anyone is shot, let alone a bunch at a time………………. It'a a failure of the State and it's constituents.
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    Re: No F***ing Comment.

    Remarkable…………...
  26. Re: The California fires: God's judgment for being liberal?

    I'm sure his electorate will agree, that's why he said it.
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    Re: The daily mass shooting

    Hi 5's at the NRA.
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    Re: Forestry management

    "With more people living in such places, wildfires “will be hard to fight, and letting natural fires burn becomes impossible,” the study stated."
    So where does that leave you? Likely in the same...
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    Re: Troops coming home from the Border

    Any progress on that medal for donald?
    Here, this is the one for meeting Kimmy……...

    https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b046ff61a00002700cdf786.jpeg?cache=2m3oravbpl&ops=1910_1000

    So how...
  30. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Meanwhile there's Mr Druery. It seems to be legal mostly, but I do not like the idea of parliamentary seats being so baldly 'for sale' to a fixer.
    "Ms Patten raised questions about the blurring of...
  31. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Same old same old Peter…………. meh...
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    Re: Troops coming home from the Border

    True, he does have some followers down under, but then our politicians are so used to obeying US orders that it's a pavlovian response regardless. It being a conservative government in internal...
  33. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Wrong thread
  34. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    There's been 3 arrests in Melb. on a terrorist plot. This morning all kids of information available and published/broadcast This arvo there's court order to suppress. Question is who applied for it,...
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    Re: Breaking news: Ivanka BUSTED!

    That person/s have likely been sacked, especially if they criticised the Trump family's procedures.
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    Re: 4 from 31 - obesity

    These matters are likely to leads to a reduction in life expectancy in the generation concerned. Of course other matters may also intervene.
  37. Re: Left side on a rail. Right side on a wagon wheel.

    Oooher!!
    I wish I'd seen that in my model railroad scratch building days!
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    Re: Troops coming home from the Border

    Has the insignificance in chief awarded himself a putty medal yet?
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    Re: 4 from 31 - obesity

    Junk food is advertised to society on a constant basis. It's legal of course, and 'convenient'. But there is a choice.
    It's not as if the information on the harm such a diet can do is not known or...
  40. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Beating the nationalist drum and creating an outside foe as a focus of resentment is the usual tactic. That and alcohol of course…………….

    There's a book on it………….
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    Re: Trump meltdown, take 17

    Not if it's raining, or hot, or windy, or if he forgets they are there…………………..
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    Re: 'Time Team' fans?

    They were on TV here a few years ago,
    You might like this site,
    https://www.archaeology.co.uk
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    Re: California, rake more - Stable genius

    "Is it possible that your president doesn't know what he's talking about?"

    :D:D:rolleyes:
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    Re: Wombats are into cubism

    Dung deposits are a way of marking territory, or advertising presence in many species.
  45. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I listened to some of the Men's Day programmes yesterday Ian, I was not encouraged.
    Of course now that we are not hunter gatherers, and men's evolutionary aggression and risk taking is a problem...
  46. Thread: Dhow

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    Re: Dhow

    Looks like side seating, it may be a ferry and the cage and canopy is to stop passengers falling off.
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    Re: Wombats are into cubism

    It's dry. We have a couple of Wombats conducting extensive earthworks down the creek a bit.
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    Re: Trump meltdown, take 17

    "He actually asked where trump would rank himself. "where in the pantheon of great presidents... lincoln and washington, FDR and reagan... do you make the top-10?""

    That's in the 'give them enough...
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    Re: Pallet rack collapse

    So there was no redundancy designed or built in in case one, or several supports were damaged? Or was the rack system overloaded?

    Does not look good for anyone caught underneath.
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    Re: GOP Contract With America: in retrospect

    The GOP is no more, it's the Trump Party…...
    https://www.nationalreview.com/videos/mcconnell-rejects-vote-on-bill-to-protect-mueller/
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