Fah Kiew Tu

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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    Keep going, the more you post the more you confirm just what class of people you hung with. No wonder we deported you. FKT
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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    God almighty, talk about a slow one over the plate. Must resist temptation. @LB 15 got a live one here.... FKT
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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    He reminds me of the story about how, if you give truly dedicated teachers unlimited time and resources and get them to work on improving the cognitive ability of someone with an IQ of 70, they might manage to get that person all the way up to 75. But in this case, maybe 70 is a stretch for the starting point. FKT
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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    Ah, OK, then for once we are in agreement. Rare I know. And Raz'r, we can't determine when life begins (if indeed such a concept even exists) but we can determine when viability ex-utero begins. Do you want to argue against that? Or care to address the question WRT stillborns? Should they be recorded as such? If so, what does that do to your position WRT abortion? If not, why are they so recorded? I spend a lot of time dealing with the 'corner cases' of data and provide as best as I can manage data tools to other scientists and doctors so it's not a totally academic question. In fact I've just altered & enhanced a bunch of things to improve reporting. FKT
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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    Probably more on the line of what my friends said when I moved from Sydney to Hobart. "That's one way of raising the IQ of both places". FKT
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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    So life doesn't begin at birth then? When does it begin? Note well that I have nothing but utter contempt for that fuckwit Smear Wanker and his bullshit but there's a logical disconnect here... FWIW I've just spent the last 6 weeks doing analysis on data sets and cross-referencing them with the aim of improving the reporting statistics so it's not a totally idle query. FKT
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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    Wonder if they include stillbirths. Grey area/can of worms around them. People like Meli wouldn't count them separately or record them as infant mortality as they died in utero and life only begins after a baby is outside the mother. FKT
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    Are Republicans really this heartless?

    Ah, that explains a lot. You were one of those people we deported for committing a criminal offence carrying a jail term of more than 12 months. Don't come back. FKT
  9. See - you're engaging in bothsiderism again. You have to learn to totally deny that your side has any faults at all while incessantly attacking the other side. Get with the program man, or next thing you'll find yourself labelled a member of the Reich. You]re not *pure* enough. You know those bibs we put on babies when they're learning to eat (gum) solids and mush to stop it getting everywhere? I do wonder where AJ buys them in his size to keep the froth he emits under control. My new grandchild brings this unfortunate period back to front of mind. Ah well, software upgrades installed & working, I'm out of this pestilential hole next week and going back home to my boat. Assuming I can get across Bass Strait. FKT
  10. You can't say shit like that. AJ and the other biased clowns will try to howl you down for engaging in 'bothsiderism'. You simply don't realise that *their* shit doesn't stink. Just ask AJ, he'll set you straight. FKT
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    That may work. We did toss about the idea of short-term renting my vacant moorings but the liability issues and actually getting paid once people knew where the mooring was turned me right off the idea. Too much hassle for too little return. Restricting entry to people who have an available mooring is a different matter, then they too have skin in the game. We do this already on an informal basis. I've used one of Olaf's moorings on occasion and have offered him the use of mine in return. I have a visiting cruiser on another of mine at the moment. I don't have any compunction about picking up a vacant mooring with sufficient swing room for a lunch stop or similar. FKT
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Yes, yes, you are quite correct there. My plan is to own all the moorings in the bay out the front of my house, so I can control who can stop there. Power boats and catamarans will be banned, banned I tell you! FKT
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Let's not spoil a good rant with facts. There's a lot of scope for more whining yet. What about all those lobster pots for example? FKT
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Funny how when my boat is on the hard they always stick me over in the corner with the fishing boats and work barges. I wonder why that is... FKT
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    Australian Sailing

    Funny - going *way* back there was a bloke from South Aus who had a Bolger light schooner. Apparently he beat up on a number of much more expensive boats and the owners did NOT like it at all, to the point where they tried very hard to get him tossed. Not sure what happened in the long run as it was back in Usenet days. Don't think any of you guys were around back then. FKT
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    Kellyanne is going bonkers

    Leaving aside the *very* minor detail that - pigs of either sex and whatever their preferred gender - don't sweat... FKT
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Not since I bought the second tracked loader I don't. Mind you 'lawn' is one of those things that wannabe SE Queenslanders aspire to - assuming they can pay their gardener to do the hard yards for them. I have reliable reports that I have no grass left at my place (let alone lawn), it's all a nice carpet of green moss thanks to the hordes of wallabies eating every blade that appears. FKT
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    If you give it, you most certainly should get it in return. Leaving someone who treats you poorly in return for your best efforts should be done as soon as you realise they're not going to change, so kudos there for knowing when to cut your losses. I hope the next time around you get a lot better deal and the respect that you've earned. FKT
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Yeah, I'll take your word for it, I think I watched part of one of those vids and it simply wasn't interesting to me. Not knocking her, just that possible attitude about 'deserving' stuff. My mindset is, nobody deserves anything, what they get is generally a result of the effort they've put in to get it. Leaving aside the 'shit happens' fairy on one hand and the 'gold dust' pixies on the other who provide perverse outcomes some of the time regardless. FKT
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    Units of Measurement and Representation

    I built my house. The current one is the third house I've built. The main lesson I got after No 2 was - you don't really need a big house. 3 storey welded post & beam skeleton was idiotic. Nice clear spans though. So I built a modest 2 bedroom cottage on the waterfront and a decent sized (16m x 13m) workshop. All from lumber I'd either cut myself or had the local sawmill cut to my specified dimensions.
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    Units of Measurement and Representation

    Mine is a modern build. All the framing is 100 x 50 actual size. Because I cut it myself. FKT
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Wrong. Nobody *deserves* good things. That implies that good things come to you as of right. That's entitlement thinking. It leads to tears. If you want good things you earn them by application of knowledge, education and persistence and your effort gets respect and help. Tell me you deserve something without putting in the hard yards and I treat you like I do those people I've seen begging outside shops with 'Help Wanted' signs in the window. Walk right on by. FKT
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    I have 6 moorings. I pay the annual fee on them to the leasing authority and have them serviced every 2 years. 3 of those moorings are available to visitors, 2 have boats on them and the remaining one is allocated to a friend's boat currently cruising. 3 of the moorings are in the bay in front of my house, 1 is in the bay up town nearest the marine industrial suppliers and the other 2 are in probably one of the 2 most sheltered spots in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Those ones regularly get used by people who ask, including Govt authorities at times. Breamerly probably thinks that people like me shouldn't have any moorings. I assume therefore, that he'll never ever ask anyone for the use of something he so heartily disapproves of. His loss. Have to point out that the exact same argument about alienation of waterfront from the public applies to all marinas and private jetties. FKT
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    Units of Measurement and Representation

    This. It's not that it can't be done, it's the fact that it's an unnecessary PITA for *one* country which used to be the leading First World economy. I think it's somewhere between funny & pathetic that the USA insists on sticking to ancient units of measurement despite everyone else dropping them and moving forward. More of that US exceptionalism I expect, where everyone else is wrong and eventually will come to realise the error of their ways. Wouldn't hold my breath on that, though. FKT
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    Australian View of Harris

    So, in short, never. You *do* realise that it doesn't damage him at all when you make shit up and falsely attribute it to him? It just makes you look like a liar. FKT