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  1. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Vic. Pesuto wins, it'll be interesting to see how 'old guard' he is.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Well you do have a deal of dis-united states on the continent. Freedom of some sort I guess for some people.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    No more 'Kings'? donald tried his best and may have succeeded.
    He even had a Prince and Princess and not a few Dukes and Lords waiting in the wings.
    Oh he may not have used those terms but………………….
  4. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Thanks for that, but I doubt that any of our governments from WW2 on have had the actual independent authority to follow his ideas through. I have said for years that if we tried to take back...
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    Re: what about naps

    Awake at 5.30, bed usually 11-to midnight.
    But I'll often take 10-20 minues or so half-napping (my ears are awake) before dinner. A skill I developed early listening to classical music so as not to...
  6. Thread: Iran crisis

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    Re: Iran crisis

    #20
    One can presume that she does not have her own account?
  7. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Well, it looks like Australia has become an addeendum to the US MIC. We are contracting out our military and defense to the Americans at a time when it's moot whether they would even show up,...
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    Re: A French Village

    …and then there's 'allo allo'
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086659/
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Uh, nationalism raising it's ugly head again, and again…………………… Even in Aus. a section of the RW still promote thatmand at one early stage actually proposed it,...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    News here carrid a bit about Russian civilians undertaking automatic weapons training at a gun club, it did not say where. Said they were concerned they may have to defend themselves.
    From whom,...
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    Re: Verily, the word of the Lord (v.2.0)

    If you thought that photoshop destroyed a photograph as evidence, you wait till an AI generated witness testifies at a trial……………………… and then of course can it be trusted that the whole setup, judge...
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    Re: Wood seller, pleasant surprise

    In the time we have been here nearly all of our firewood has 'volunteered' by falling down. We have not bought any. The art is not to be under it when it falls of course.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Yes. And cut it above the nest hollow if possible. I have experience, and a close shave with a 60ft hollow eucalyptus. Bottom 40ft was hollow. Only an inch or so of live wood round the drum, and when...
  14. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    "….But Mr Walker last played pro football 25 years ago……"
    How is his head Keith? Any signs of long term concussion damage? (#65)
  15. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    It seems the American civil war is really hotting up again.
  16. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    G'day Bobby, at our age just waking up is a plus.
    Group of us bought a horse today, 2.5 year old Clydesdale draft horse called Charlie. To pull that dray we've been rebuilding for a couple of...
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    Re: Spitfire thread

    My uncle, Australian trained in Canada, bomber command, said that when training in Hamdens theyoften left the parachutes home and carried beer. He also said that on raids they often dumped empty beer...
  18. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Paper mill in Vic's Latrobe Valley will shut down because the supply of suitable hardwood for pulping is no longer available in sufficient quantities.

    It should never have been in operation and...
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    The warming of the Pacific Ocean and subsequent changes in air flow as the Australian continent hots up brings warm wet air on shore and dumps water in large amounts on the east coast. Add tropical...
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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Maybe not, it's the cap gun reaction, learned at a very early age.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    The incompatibility of systems is endemic in all fields, and then you get little empires also getting in the way.
    But if you link them all up then the hackers get everything.
    And then there's...
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think that post goes beyond the pale as far as this forum is concerned………...
  23. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    The armed insurrection continues with sabotage………………..
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Our 5th column contributor is at least consistent. False equivalents as per usual.
    The Chinese Communist Party has a chieved amazing results at a big price of lives and freedoms. But under that...
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Ask the Finns, Russia is not to be trusted having retained it's Czarist territorial ambitions and affection for imperial rule. Only the names have changed.
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    Re: Seed under sail

    Hmmm, I wonder how it would go on ice…………………?
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    Re: Seed under sail

    "I just have to be brave enough….."

    Yes……...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    "Russian forces likely publicly executed residents in occupied Luhansk Oblast on accusations of partisan activity."

    Liddice anyone? We know whose manual they are using
  29. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    The US says jump, ALL our politicians say how high and for how long……..

    I mean to say, they might not sell as at an exorbitant price an out of date, worn out, nuke sub……...
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    That's the risible nature of American foreign policy Sandy, only 4-8 years long and weathervanes wildly admin. to admin. Its mostly about internal matters, not so much external, and I'm not sure it...
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I like that Jimmy! Great timing to a slow drag tune………
    I always enjoyed improvising at that pace.
    Nice Vid too, very warm…….
  32. Thread: Boiled wool

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    Re: Boiled wool

    Wet Dachstein mittens are far superior to any leather glove I have come across for XC skiing, and they last much, much longer. I often used polypropylene gloves on the inside of oiled Japara mittens.
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Sandy doesn't post much that is factual, but this is in the field "Whereas, the tensions engendered by this confrontation have been intensified vastly by thebrandishing of nuclear arms by both sides,...
  34. Re: Here is an example of the spineless and unprincipled GQP congress critters.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww47bR86wSc
  35. Thread: The Spy!

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    Re: The Spy!

    Why would anyone voluntarily put a hackable listening device in their home, not that the proprietary device needs to be hackable.
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    There is serious consideration of Green Hydrogen in Aus using solar arrays to supply the power.
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Onw of my grandfathers arrived here in 1928 with a 3 generation Royal Marines and Royal eengineers background an bought acreage in the bush, and I do mean bush, not just grazing country. He promptly...
  38. Re: Douglas Adams: Parrots, the Universe and Everything

    Seen it, but I will again. You don't have to convince me what a disaster the evolution of man has been.
    Awkward family Xmas down here. Of my generation I'm the oldest and the healthiest (cross...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Sorry this has taken a while David, I missed your post.
    I have been interested and active in our politics most of my life, and I first joined a Party at 13-14. I have participated in more campaigns...
  40. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Minus Pearl Harbour, America may well have been 'neutral'.
    Is the history of the American Bund taught anywhere in the country now?
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/illustration-crying-crocodile-260nw-374356990.jpg
  42. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    First hot day of the year, around 85C with a warm northerly. The bay waters however are considered 'unsafe' for swimming due to flood waters etc.
    But down on our ocean beach all is well.
    Cheers...
  43. Re: Interesting argument as to whether Chinese courts are fair.

    One could cite self interest by both parties.
    But I do not think that in such a State the courts can be viewed in the same light as most of ours.
    For instance, the largely ignored matter of organ...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Maybe it should be the Military-Industrial-Congressional Kleptocracy Complex? MICKC?
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    I have mentioned before the 'Electrice' kerosene refrigerator that my parents bought when I was a small child……..second hand. By it's style I'd say 1930's, and similar to this one by Frigidaire....
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    But….but…… where would the money come frm to bribe political parties in whose interests the said gravy train is kept running?
  47. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Seems like Aus is in line to be an American space port, with planning for conflict in space under way on all sides.
    Where are the Klingons when you need them?
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    From Shakespeare via the Jamie thread

    "That struts and frets his hour upon the stage''

    Many of our political operators should keep this phrase in mind
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    Re: Latest JWST image

    LOL………. I still go out and lay on the hill looking up into infinity and wonder at the foolishness of my species. WE DO NOT MATTER! All our vanities are hubris.
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There is no such animal as a 'US Foreign Policy', hasn't been for decades. You've only got what's politically, and financially convenient to one or the oother majors in 4 o 8 year bites at best.
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