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by The_Saint
2019-11-16 08:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Eastern Australia is on Fire
Replies: 49
Views: 10470

Re: Eastern Australia is on Fire

At least in Australia the leaders probably aren't going to withhold money as a childish temper tantrum Previously that wouldn't be a problem, with the latest offering of Australian-Liberal-Party-copying-the-USA-Republican-Party .... I wouldn't be so sure nowadays. ... Although importing your eucaly...
by The_Saint
2019-10-01 03:04am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: How Australia responded to Donald Trump’s push for help discrediting the Russia investigation
Replies: 2
Views: 2338

Re: How Australia responded to Donald Trump’s push for help discrediting the Russia investigation

OF COURSE Morrison would bend over backwards for Trump. yes sir, no sir, three bags full of backstabbing politics for you sir. I haven't seen much grace the media here regarding this but then a) I don't follow much of the commercial side of things and they'd be avoiding this and b) it's still newish...
by The_Saint
2019-08-26 12:46am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 2005
Views: 349128

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

Reminds me of a great old saying:

Who's the more foolish? The first fool? or the fool who follows them?
by The_Saint
2019-08-25 10:14am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Matrix 4 confirmed, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss returning.
Replies: 14
Views: 7530

Re: Matrix 4 confirmed, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss returning.

... I was flying a wild hypothesis yesterday when I heard this, that the finale of Revolutions was all just a simulation in a simulation ("Matrix, meet Inception, Inception, Matrix"), and the machines finally conceded that the Iteration Bump wasn't a viable solution after five iterations, so they w...
by The_Saint
2019-08-12 12:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gondola sabotaged in BC, no on harmed.
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Gondola sabotaged in BC, no on harmed.

The Romulan Republic wrote:
2019-08-12 12:21am
The_Saint wrote:
2019-08-12 12:12am
Ballsy (or just plain dumb) to be anywhere near 2" FSWR with that kind of load on it when it breaks.
I'm gonna go with "dumb".
So would I but I'd also expect anyone with the equipment to perform this sabotage might have some clue as to what might happen when the ends part ways.
by The_Saint
2019-08-12 12:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sweet, delicious irony: Republican opponent who accused Ilhan Omar of being a criminal charged with felony theft.
Replies: 77
Views: 13096

Re: Sweet, delicious irony: Republican opponent who accused Ilhan Omar of being a criminal charged with felony theft.

<snip> I'm still confused. Straha and Effie seem to be reading Broomstick's post (near bottom of first page) as saying that all disabled people should be screened out of running for public office. That is not the reading I had of it. The reading I got was "if she is going to claim PTSD of this natu...
by The_Saint
2019-08-12 12:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gondola sabotaged in BC, no on harmed.
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Gondola sabotaged in BC, no on harmed.

Ballsy (or just plain dumb) to be anywhere near 2" FSWR with that kind of load on it when it breaks.
by The_Saint
2019-08-04 09:31pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS
Replies: 87
Views: 48682

Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

True, on reflection and review of News & Politics it's not quite as skewed as I thought, just the barrage of Trump and related news kinda drowns out the rest.
by The_Saint
2019-08-04 03:37am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS
Replies: 87
Views: 48682

Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Is it just me or has the non-USA/Canada/UK news and discussion reduced form some years ago? I wonder if this a reflection on the reduced board patronage or just a reflection of the days news.
by The_Saint
2019-07-09 11:56pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS
Replies: 87
Views: 48682

Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Possibly still a bunch of lurkers like myself haunting the threads.
by The_Saint
2019-06-23 08:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump builds towards a war with Iran.
Replies: 27
Views: 5618

Re: Trump builds towards a war with Iran.

And there's the possibility of Option E: Trump WAS briefed but the brief given had been ... "edited" by the likes of Bolton (or others) for own purposes. I've give 50/50 odds on Option D or E. Trump may well not have paid attention but either he or someone else would have a final situation in mind t...
by The_Saint
2019-06-15 01:48am
Forum: History
Topic: The Canadian Military Pattern Truck, an unsung hero of WWII
Replies: 12
Views: 14005

Re: The Canadian Military Pattern Truck, an unsung hero of WWII

Good logistics have mattered to winning wars ever since the time of the ancient roman and I'm not making a joke here, romans weren't actually that much better at fighting then their contempories, but they were much better at getting men and supplies were they were needed in fact those famous roman ...
by The_Saint
2019-05-19 12:51am
Forum: History
Topic: The Canadian Military Pattern Truck, an unsung hero of WWII
Replies: 12
Views: 14005

Re: The Canadian Military Pattern Truck, an unsung hero of WWII

Known as a 'blitz' in Australian service. We have one as part of our historical military group that has been on the long back burner of rebuild (far too many other projects). PITA to drive, the controls are not in the conventional order (brake-accelerator-clutch compared to modern clutch-brake-accel...
by The_Saint
2019-05-18 11:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Australian election thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5443

Re: Australian election thread

As an aside on the compulsory voting: due to everyone actually having to go to the polls and not being able to protest by staying home, we (Australia) get a lot of independents and minor parties (relative to similar political systems) because that's how people protest: by voting for random politicia...
by The_Saint
2019-05-18 11:29pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: POLITICAL CARTOON DISCUSSION THREAD 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 36323

Re: POLITICAL CARTOON DISCUSSION THREAD 2018

Fors some reason all I can think of is a less charitable version of S R Hadden from the movie 'Contact'.
by The_Saint
2019-03-07 02:20am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Odds of Nuclear War rise sharply- India bombs Pakistan in retaliation for terrorist attack.
Replies: 50
Views: 8946

Re: Odds of Nuclear War rise sharply- India bombs Pakistan in retaliation for terrorist attack.

There's also the fact that India purchases reasonably modern military equipment from Russia. It's always good to know how your equipment fares against the other sides equipment in a peer situation.
by The_Saint
2019-02-03 05:34am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Building Up or Building Out
Replies: 26
Views: 12175

Re: Building Up or Building Out

Up. Build tall, tall like a lighthouse ... on an island ... away from people ... Yep, that's my preferred option :) My preference for building is making much better use of the land space so 'up'. My preference for living is rural, but not 'out' like suburbia. I hate suburbia (or at least the evil Au...
by The_Saint
2019-01-26 12:32am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Growing discontent on EA's mishandling of Star Wars license
Replies: 21
Views: 8521

Re: Growing discontent on EA's mishandling of Star Wars license

If anything I think the Games Workshop example is very telling. If something is crap then people will avoid it and in this day and age word of mouth can be very fast indeed. The Star Wars EU of old had a fair few horrow show novels but by the time you realised you'd bought something barely worth toi...
by The_Saint
2019-01-24 10:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: DOJ Report: US Gun control is a failure
Replies: 26
Views: 4846

Re: DOJ Report: US Gun control is a failure

This pretty much matches up with the stats here in Australia (and probably elsewhere), that the percentage of crimes committed with a firearm, where that firearm was legally possessed by the person committing the crime, is a small percentage of firearm crime (let alone overall crime). Notable in Aus...
by The_Saint
2019-01-22 06:51am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3879
Views: 1137418

Re: Something big

I look at the Broardsword variants and all I can see is the Armata series in SPACEEEEEEEEE. Not that that's a bad thing, clearly the Star Wars vehicles would serve similar roles that the contemporary vehicles would. That just leaves a Broardsword derived engineering vehicle. Or would that be one of ...
by The_Saint
2019-01-17 06:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 2005
Views: 349128

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

... Also, Trump seems determined to screw actual border security - not paying Coast Guard, TSA, etc. I have to wonder if that's in hopes of Something Terrible happening so he can use it as an excuse to further his agenda (if he even has one). I have wondered if Trump's thought process goes somethin...
by The_Saint
2019-01-17 06:33am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 245274

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Whatever happened to the screaming regarding the initial referendum result I remember immediately following the referendum that lots of people voted leave because: - they didn't think it'd get enough votes (definition of self defeating prophecy perhaps? :roll: ) or - they didn't think there'd be any...