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  1. How was the Landy’s clutch afterwards? Old mate’s dump truck had to be towed uphill and onto a busy highway, then along that for a few hundred m then off the highway and up his steep driveway. It stopped after about 500m, when the gradient got extra steep. Bet his clutch took a caning.
  2. Yesterday I watched a mate's broken-down 12-tonne dump truck being towed by a Hilux...uphill.
  3. Who wrote that account, Bruce? Remember that history is always written by the victors. Many of the more embarrassing aspect of the "settlement" of this great land were covered up. Many thousands were killed while resisting the invasion.
  4. Bruce my ancestors also worked hard for their land, but "the going rate" they paid was ridiculously low because the previous custodians were not paid a cent for it.
  5. I totally agree, Willee. I'm reading your post while I wait in line...
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    Iran

    This week it was reported that the list of US service personnel with concussive injuries exceeded 100. A bit more background to US intelligence gathering before drones, satellites and Internet hacking. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51467536
  7. Corruption. Another example of the National Party favouring the Coal industry over its traditional rural constituency: The LNP government ignores a promising commercial renewable development in north Qld but want the taxpayer to subsidise a coal burner! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-11/north-queensland-renewable-energy-ignored-by-federal-government/11951042
  8. Yenn I'd largely agree, but wait, there's more. In America the Republican Party machine has manipulated who can actually vote. For decades, any demographic which tends to vote Democrat has been targeted. In addition to lots of dirty tricks involving voter registration, drug laws in particular have been used to ensure blacks and Hispanics are far more likely to go to jail than White fellas. Anyone who has been incarcerated can never vote again. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/leaked-audio-trump-adviser-republicans-rely-voter-suppression-justin-clark-2019-12?r=US&IR=T
  9. What's wrong with asking those rescued to pay their way? If I was brought home from an overseas holiday I'd expect to meet the full cost.
  10. PM decades ago we were told the same thing about electric cars: that there wasn't enough lead in the world to make all the necessary batteries. As with so many predictions, it didn't anticipate technological change, such as the development of other types of batteries. Probably on the money, PM. One prediction is that rapid adoption of dial-up electric vehicles will cause car numbers to plummet during this decade.
  11. Why give the grub credit for being master of anything? The depths of his depravity, the shallowness of his character and the thinn-ness (is that actually a word?) of his skin are obvious to anyone with half a brain. His main skill, honed thru decades of lies, broken promises and business failures, is to survive thru manipulation of others: the moneyed elite who benefit from his trade war theatrics and the gullible workers he despises, but to whom he gives false hope. History will remember him as being one of the most successful con artists of all time. Trump's main motivation, besides stoking his massive ego, is petty vindictiveness; to get back at anyone who has criticised him, no matter the cost to little kiddies, the nation and the environment. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/17/trump-administration-school-lunch-michelle-obama-rules-roll-back https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51417722 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/climate/trump-grand-staircase-monument.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-rolling-back-obama-rules/?utm_term=.260139378532 https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-national-monuments-2645060606.html
  12. Thought Turbs might be interested in this: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-09/australias-lost-speedway-tracks-and-the-families-who-made-them/11928022
  13. Back to wildlife; given the recent stories about them being heroes, these critters must have employed a great PR team: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-07/water-diviner-wombats-bring-animals-to-water-hole/11937990
  14. What a depressing outlook. No wonder so many people are moving to NZ. I've started being nice to kiwis in case I have to as well...
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