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  1. Re: Requiring honesty from elected officials

    Someone will complain about restriction of free speech or some such, quoting the USSC…………...
  2. Thread: Olson 30 Envy

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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    Keeping a boat in the water is expensive, but if the boat is virtuslly free……………… And as for 'uncompetitive' Even on an ex racer there are better things to do with a sailboat than do circuits round...
  3. Re: Afghanistan collapse rooted in Trump-Taliban deal

    You didn't learn from those Lee, why should you think this time will be different?
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    Re: Scott Morrison is the best!

    Remember when the libs got their knickers in a knot over Gough and Lance holding all the portfolios? Seems that they only need, legally, one bod to hold the lot. And not even the PM, as the...
  5. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Oh yes he is, he's stiill in parliament to represent his electorate……. and drawing a salary and privileges…….
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    Re: Your Address: climate change risk factors

    For our address bushfire is the biggest year to year threat. Locally again fire, flash flooding, (Like today), sea level rise (much of the landscape at the bottom the subduction zone we are on is...
  7. Thread: Death Valley-

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    Re: Death Valley-

    70mm in 4 hours. Local flooding but I've been here long enought to know how and where to dodge them.
    No landslips I can see yet, that's unusual.
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    Re: Foundation help

    Is the ground movement caused by shallow underground aquifers or geological influences, like mini earthquakes?
  9. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    So scotty from marketing was swearing himself into various ministerial portfolios, on the advice of Porter, without the participation or knowledge of the GG? So much for procedure and the...
  10. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Wet here, very wet, rained all night and day and tonight sill raining. Almost cold enough to snow.
    Not doing much.
  11. Re: FBI investigating unprecedented threats against the bureau

    Um…defending America against a tyrannical government and institutions? Spend enough time on fox and aome social media and you could be indoctrinated. It's not a new phenomena, religions have been...
  12. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    A headline if I remember correctly rregge. Should have checked…..
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    Re: Boeing is back in the local news

    My thoughts entirely from a private company. This grneration of managers makuing promise that other would have to honour…………. don't be daft!
  14. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    G'day all, sitting up late listening to a blues programme on Community Radio.
    https://www.3cr.org.au/blueswithafeeling
    Should be avaiiable on replay on the net…..
    I like old time jug bands...
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    Re: Humanity: fragility & resilience

    You have a higher opinion of the species than I David. We can do amazing things and do, but when it comes to the big stuff, short term advantage still rules.
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    Re: Essex county NJ recent water problems

    Just think what could be done with all that money you spend on dodgy election campaigns in the name of fre speech? Same applies here, just feeding the parasites.
  17. Thread: Rumble…..

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    Re: Rumble…..

    Humans have long history of denying the truth. I cannot see that ceasing soon.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Some current opinion is that the Rosenbergs were likely innocent……………..
    "On 29 March 1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. New York’s southern district...
  19. Re: FBI investigating unprecedented threats against the bureau

    "On Friday, the names of the two agents who signed the search warrant paperwork circulated online."
    I presume that signifies a RW mole in the FBI?
  20. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Looks like a spoiled childs doll house…..

    I don't think your situation will end peacefully, nor the situation with China.
    The two may well be linked in their timing…...
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    Re: Computers did not eliminate paper

    From my experience in yjr print and publishing industry they just increased the amount used. Probably by several factors. But they also allowed a great deal more to be done, things that were...
  22. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    We won't do much at all because we are not capable as a species of handling something this big. We will adapt and cope ….maybe…. but it will not be pretty or peaceful as everyone grabs theirs.
  23. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Should be enough to shut them down frankly, but the judge should be able to sue the station into bankruptcy, if not sadly Rupert himself. Ot is this 'free speech' as well?
  24. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Friday. Sorting out personnel problems. It's difficult, I'm the 'boss' but an unpaid volunteer. Those who I am the boss of are paid by one government to 'volunteer' or are paid by a different...
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    Re: Glorious Storm

    My mum's mother, and aunty May, living in the bush would do the same in summer storms. And without clothes. They also swum naked in the creek below the farm. Grandma, an atheist, would say "If you...
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    Re: Heavy thinking

    Hmm, I think therefore I am………….. I think………...
  27. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Hillsong.
    Good heavens!.

    Take 'em to the cleaners…….
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    Re: Humanity: fragility & resilience

    We may well have options David, but I am not at all confident that we have the cumulative wit and intelligence to do so.
  29. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    I think we reached the tipping point around 1984-5, and I thought so in the subsequent few years.
    The tipping point means climate chaos, hence mass immigration away from threats and economic chaos...
  30. Re: Armed man tried to breach FBI Headquarters in Ohio

    But it's not ''all over'' Tom, is it?
    And that is a situation that won't go away soon.
  31. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Down my way large housing developments are being approved on ex-salt marsh land land just a meter or so above present high tide levels.
  32. Re: A number of Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers have been subpoenaed by the FBI.

    Scary times for the honest citizen…...
  33. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    I still have my LP oera and some jazz, and a large CD collection. Rotel amp, Technics turntable, need a new CD player as they do not seem to last.
    Even to my ears 'modern' technology s inferior...
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    Re: Heed the Historians

    It didn't need a gaggle of historians to point out that unfortunate similarity.
  35. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    52 meters….Now my mate down the hill will know where to build his jetty…………………...
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    Re: Another Virus On The Way?

    There's plenty of 'em out there. The planet is fighting back.
    The corellation of crowding, climate change and the rise of infectious disease is well documented. And the continued intrusion of humans...
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    Re: Republicans Lie

    Watching a programme on the Cheney/Hageman rivalry in Wyoming.

    Can 2/3 of a states voters be traitors?
  38. Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Estimated 52 meters of water world wide.

    If for no other reason we should be taking reduction of our industrial emissions seriously. And water temperatures are far more important to ice melt than...
  39. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Hallam the ALP have been inpower for close to 20 years. For their own health they need to be out of power for a term to rtid themselves of thnhangers on, political debts, obligations stemming from...
  40. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Well from Paul and Nicea it was always about control of patrimony/inheritance/property/money. Hasn't changed much, just occasionally better camoflaged.
  41. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Education, age and religion…………. Same conflicts as always regardless of the subject.
  42. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    I've lived in a smaller flat in London…………..

    She's one of those 'just right' boats proportionally and has a definitely perky look about her.
  43. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    I thought that citizens initiated referenda was a creature of the right originally?
    And if those are the numbers, and eventually it will filter through even gerrymandered legislatures, where will...
  44. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    I think the concept of awakening the sleeping giant is alive and well, and it's a giantess.
  45. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    There is a place where people with Psorasis swim whilst small fish pick off the lose skin. Eastern europe I think....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I still use my old, comfy knee board………. and I cut a hole in the toe of my wetsuit boots…….
    This winter the water is much warmer than the air……………..
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    Re: Happy birthday to doorstop…

    Meh, a mere spring chicken Chris, Happy Birthday.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Logic, reason or the law either way is not going to solve this partciular sociological problem. I have little truck with the religious based objections, but I do see that it is not so simple as som...
  49. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    If sitting Republican members are found to have, allegedly, conspired to overthrow the election, and before any trials, do they have to stand down? And would such an allegation make any difference to...
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Similar attempts were made in early colonial Aus. Moves were afgoot to find a minor Brit. royal to be king and then he'd appoint his recruiters lords and earls etc. etc……………….. and then they found...
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