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  1. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Bobby I am very sorry that you are having such a hard time of it these days.
    One of the quirky things amongst the older members I found out today was the number of heart bypasses, new knees, hips...
  2. Re: The Wedge City thread led me to a disgusting revelation.

    I started in sea scouts(cubs) at 8, and then spent 40 years in the movement. With that troop at 11 I sailed and rowed ex navy long boat to Wilsons Promintary for an extended xmas camp.
    The troop I...
  3. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    G'day Bobby and the gang. Today was the first of our 'work up' days at the sailing club for the coming season, mowing, cleaning gutters, a few repairs etc. But such a beautiful sunny day with an...
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Do not ascribe logic where logic no longer applies, just hubris and desperation.

    BTW...
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    Re: Voter registration.

    Well……….. ages ago Donn told me America was not a democracy………………….. And he of course was correct, it was never designed to be one from the beginning. Heaven forbid that anyone other than the 'proper...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Got the work done by 11.30.
    Steady 15kt southerly made a cold but very pleasant start to the season.
  7. Re: Joe... One of Your Orange County Maga Head Peeps?

    He probably slept through any debate and only woke up to vote in ignorance. It's happened here……...
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    Hmm, as a far too frequent denizen of the bilge I haven't noticed that particular problem…….yet.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    First 'work up' day for the new sailing season tomorrow. Grass to cut, windows to clean, tower storm shutters to repair, new flagpole to fit up, etc, etc. Quite a bit of blown sand to be moved...
  10. Re: Amish Peyote Scalia Shumer Hatch Same Sex Marriage School Bathrooms

    #25,
    Just what I reckon PM, having a child gives you a responsibility, not ownership.
  11. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Yeah, it can get like that and then……….. god on you all for pitching in. You have my admiration.
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    Re: Florida, insurance and the rest of us.

    Here several towns have been flooded 4 times in nearly 2 years, and fire effects some communities the same way. Those flooded are likely no longer vable and should move with a land swap etc, If...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    "in all likelihood"

    pffft……...
  14. Re: Today I learned what denatured alcohol is.

    My dad treated American servicemen in the Pacific who had drink cococtions of cocoanut juice and compass alcohol. Not always a good outcome.
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    G'day heimalga, I wondered how you were faring.
    Take notice of our local bot. Any concessions now would just make matters worse of course, and as for brokered peace deals, Vladimir P would never...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The phoney war is almost at its end…..
  17. Re: Amish Peyote Scalia Shumer Hatch Same Sex Marriage School Bathrooms

    "1. Liberty, as in the right to control the education of one's children."
    What about the children's right to be educated, not propagandised?
  18. Re: Judge Aileen Cannon overrules Special Master Judge Raymond Dearie.

    A bought or biased judge? Struth! Whoever heard of such a thing……...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    American democracy and foreign policy is faulty to the point of failure at times…………………. but it's way way better than anything present day Russia or China, or for that matter any other right or left...
  20. Re: Hallam is chosen to be BROTM of October…

    Congratulations and commiserations; All that work.:ycool::d
  21. Re: Should Fla. fly homeless floridians to Texas?

    There'll likely be a few more after Ian…………..
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    Re: Be prepared to be Wisked away.

    Here a replay of a few Jetsons cartoons…….
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The west is indeed fortunate that Ukraine had such an unexpectedly skilled and unitng leader, and an efficient motivated military otherwise Vlad would have been threatening the Baltic states and a...
  24. Thread: It’s over.

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    Re: It’s over.

    [QUOTE=jdmcintyre;6732926]In the Science journal newsletter today: Big covid 19 waves may be coming...
    ...
  25. Re: Lee County Sheriff "Fatalities in the Hundreds"

    Comment on one of the static cameras was that they'd seen a body float by.
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    Re: Any hydrologists in the house?

    That's scary stuff, those fire engines under water in their depot means less help available.

    Sems that comms are going down and news feeds struggle.
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    Re: The cost of cheap fish

    Drip, drip drip.

    Not with a bang but with a whimper is ny forecast
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I am minded of when another european dictator took control of military strategy in the field out of the hands of his own generals……..
  29. Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    Good luck and be careful to anyone caught up in this storm. Looks very hairy indeed.
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    Despite some extreme actions by the state Iranian women have not been cowed yet and may have shifted the posts a tad.
    But
    They played some footage from the Iranian revolution and a string of...
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    #2009
    Artists and street musicians won't do the Russians much good…….
  32. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Here the cooperative community model was sold off by a conservative PM to his donors, and their operations were subsidised by the taxpayer. As expected it wasn't long before corruption and bad...
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    Re: Dart and Dimorphos

    It is quite an amazing feat to hit a small target in the vastness of space. I for one have not lost my sense of wonder.
    Humans are strange cattle, there's this, and there's Jan. 6. I wonder what...
  34. Re: Got caught in the traffic resulting from this today

    These things are always a mess.
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    Re: live trapping mice

    Periodically down under we have no problem with catching live mice
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJysxVeVusU
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Article re possibiliteis if Putim is replaced peacefully by internal movement………..

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/27/putin-regime-fall-ukraine-west-negotiate
  37. Re: Off the Forum a couple weeks - was NOT 'band camp'4

    I had similar problems with Gavin Atkin's site intheboatshed.net. for almost a year. This month, miraculously, fixed.
  38. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Do what you can Garrett, and thank you. Sounds like regular visits/help is too far away to be practical.
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I reckon youve got hold of the wrong end of this bluedog. Just because it doesn't make sense doesn't mean that Putin hasn't had a fit of pique. That corner I talked of is just over Vlad's shoulder.
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    Re: Census 2021 And the implications...

    Actually asking nicely rather than telling might produce a different result than an outright political campaign.
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    Re: Tobacco Dentistry

    I once had a abcessed tooth whilst by myself in my old Landy in the Kimberly in NW Australia. Had to drive over corrugated roads for 250K or so to a bush nursing hospital to have it dealt with....
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    Did the believe it was 'going on' under Pol Pot?
    Do they believe it is 'going on' under Xi, Putin, and in Myanmar?

    If so what then?
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    Re: Supreme Court; stacking?

    Well it's been a political organisation for some time. Every decision will be suspect.
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    Truss and the Brit mortgage market

    It isn't.
    Lenders are saying they cannot set a rate because of uncertainty and are withdrawing from the market. It was already in trouble.
    What's the situation in America?
    In Aus. RE prices...
  45. Thread: Banned Books

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    Re: Banned Books

    So, have they bowlderised their bibles, are there 'edited' versions around?

    They shouldbe greeted with laughter and ridicule every time thy speak
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    Re: holy ****ing **** ted hoppe!!!

    Sounds like reducing the medical bills and improving peoples lifw outcomes Alan, but you can't cure stupid…….
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If he gets the Russian people off side he's finished. but he still has the nuke trigger and could pull it all down.
  48. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Started to watch 4 corners……Dutton…… but I didn't last long.

    Just an unreconstructed Terry Lewis copper.


    And it seems like the fix is in regarding casino executives crime. Way too many...
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    Re: US Latinos - Religion Explains Politics.

    I have found that fatalism is a very good tool for managing change, especially abrupt change.
  50. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I note from the morning press that the body to examine the sports, car park, regional and other LibNat rorts under Morrison is being set up.
    Excellent!

    BTW, anyone do business with OPTUS?...
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