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There is a professional tennis player called Tennys who is from Tennessee.


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Japanese demonstration of using a flying boat to rescue someone lost at sea.

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"America Day"

It's that time of year again when people complain about Australia Day being a thing and the event it's marking (arrival of the First Fleet in 1788). Social justice warriors and aborigines get together to make an awful racket about how it shouldn't be celebrated because it was the start of a genocide, an invasion, etc etc. Some local councils in particularly "progressive" areas have taken it upon themselves to cancel fireworks and anything marking the date, and the federal government in return stripped them of their rights to hold citizenship ceremonies.

Imagine if they did all this in the USA for 4th July, since it's the closest equivalent that Australia has.


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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:10:44 PM »
What is the bit in the top left of that map that is "Invasion Imminent"?  A Canadian province or something?  Sasketchewan(sp)?
North Korea (I didn't make the map btw)


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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:05:25 AM »
With that kind of an Earth change....some of you guys are fucked.

Sacrifices must be made.


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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: January 20, 2018, 06:50:11 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: January 20, 2018, 06:31:45 AM »
I don't think I'd want to see what's left of The Tubes now, or Alice Cooper, for that matter.  It's a long way from 1975.

God speed, though, to the geezer rockers who are still alive, and still want to play a little rock and roll.

When the music's over.
Alice Cooper at least was excellent.

I think that if you liked a group's music and they're still touring, you may as well see them while you can since you never know when they'll hang it up completely or just plain drop dead. I sorta want to see the Rolling Stones for this reason  ;)

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Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:03:47 AM »

The fabulous Quay Lude (aka Fee Waybill), with The Tubes, no doubt performing their smash hit, "White Punks on Dope", 1975.
I think I saw that band play in November (supporting Alice Cooper). They were all dressed like chefs and weren't very good.

Maybe a fan would've enjoyed it...

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:54:01 PM »

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If only someone would buy one for me.  :'(


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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:16:25 AM »
Posting simply because I know the site of styxx with his shirt off ruins the lemmings day.

It certainly does for me.

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:32:26 AM »

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Steve Warner's Dark City
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:51:30 AM »

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Doesn't a conviction make them ineligible for office?

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Airbus built a lot of planes for China last year - but can't deliver them
http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/12/news/companies/airbus-china-certification-delivery-delays/index.html

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Politics / Re: Qatar Situation: "Sarajevo 1914, Doha 2017?"
« on: January 14, 2018, 09:01:38 PM »
Qatari royal says he is 'being held against his will' in UAE
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Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani - who played a role in negotiating with Saudi Arabia during the Qatar diplomatic crisis last year - made the claims in a YouTube video released on Sunday.

He claims he is being held by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, who will be "fully responsible" if anything happens to him.

A UAE official denied the accusations.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42682238

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Why it might be time to eradicate sex segregation in sports
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-15/why-it-might-be-time-to-eradicate-sex-segregation-in-sports/9329054

I'm sure that actual implementation of such an idea would work out really well for female sports.  ;D

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Politics / Re: ANTIFA THREAD (Threat To Society)
« on: January 14, 2018, 08:45:42 PM »
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Donald Trump's inauguration as US president a year ago reinvigorated many right-wing groups, including white supremacists. Now the militant left is fighting back with some shock tactics of its own.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-15/redneck-revolt-and-the-hard-lefts-call-to-arms/9303758


Caption in this article is "A counter demonstrator uses a lighted spray can in Charlottesville". Why not call it for what it is - a man using a makeshift flamethrower on someone who appears to be unarmed.

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:02:59 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42670715
"Donald Trump must apologise for comments - African Union"

Or what? What could Africa possibly do to the US to retaliate which wouldn't hurt them more? ;D
Maybe if their countries weren't shitholes, then they wouldn't be getting criticised and offended.

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Too bad if you scroll slightly to the left the runway is obstructed with a radar dish(?) and what looks like a mounting point further down the runway. Nothing is taking off from there.

It's also 2,000 ft. from a public highway. Not the ideal place to launch a BEYOND TOP SECRET aircraft.

"This is an obvious testing facility" Yeah, no shit, it's a Sikorsky / Pratt and Whitney campus.

And it's a short gravel strip with obstacles at one threshold.

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:13:32 AM »
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"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Mr Trump asked lawmakers on Thursday, in remarks widely reported by US media.
Isn't this a reasonable question for first world countries?

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Politics / Re: Fake News...
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:05:04 AM »
BBC 'deeply unimpressed' over pay jokes
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42657438

Glad to see that the BBC thinks it's okay to publish an article like this while quoting an anonymous source within their own company and their spokesman.

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Meanwhile, in Australia lite:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42658760

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:35:33 AM »

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Politics / Re: Random Political Thoughts
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:34:37 PM »
kinda fun...



Imagine the amount of vetting and conditions that would've been in place from the Secret Service for this. If I remember rightly, aren't presidents and ex presidents forbidden from even driving themselves?


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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:13:08 AM »

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