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    Neighbor Feuds- whatya got?

    Local case in a town that easily qualifies as a Deliverance banjos type of place. https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/801+Lottah+Rd,+Lottah+TAS+7216/@-41.2220813,148.0246088,611m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0xaa773dc06de1784b:0x61f09682924409b3!8m2!3d-41.2221579!4d148.0263889 A Lottah man accused of murdering his "abusive" neighbour was in the middle of moving house when he shot the man dead. During an interview with police on the night of the shooting, Kerry Alexander Bilston said he was protecting his partner who had been “threatened” by the victim. The video interview was played to the jury in the Launceston Supreme Court on Friday, during the fifth day of the trial into the death of 47-year-old Dean Manshanden. The jury watched as Mr Bilston, who has pleaded not guilty to murder, told police why he aimed a shotgun at Mr Manshanden in October last year. The 66-year-old said he was “frightened” of Mr Manshanden, so much so that he and his partner, Kellie Gillies, were packing up the house and preparing to move out. “We couldn’t even go outside without him yelling abuse at us … we could not step out our front door without copping a mouthful,” Mr Bilston told the officers. He described the ongoing dispute with Mr Manshanden, which he said involved verbal abuse, arguments over boundaries and a shared driveway. “It sounds … insignificant but it was daily and quite intense abuse,” he said. Before the shooting, he said Mr Manshanden had abused Ms Gillies. Mr Bilston: “The shotgun was by my front door … I grabbed it ...my intention was to show him that I did have a gun …and I am willing to protect myself.” “I aimed above his head, but in the general direction … I lifted the shotgun and pulled the trigger.” Officer: “Was it your intention to shoot Dean Manshanden?” Mr Bilston: “No definitely not.” Officer: “You were in the process of moving out, why did you feel the need to go and confront him, why didn’t you just leave it and move out?” Mr Bilston: “Because he bullied Kellie.” Officer: “Why [shoot] so close to his head?” Mr Bilston: “I keep asking myself that now.” Officer: “If you only intended to scare him ...” Mr Bilston: “I don’t know, I just don’t know.” Officer: “Subconsciously do you think you were aiming at him?” Mr Bilston: “Never … never … never.” The trial before Justice Robert Pearce will continue on Monday.
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    Neighbor Feuds- whatya got?

    There was a good thread on here about HOA's a few years back. Made me glad to be in Aust and where hopefully I never have to deal with anything of the like! As a land surveyor, I get to see interesting issues pop up. It is always pleasing to see the aggressive asshole in any dispute get put back in their box by the facts. "No you do not own that portion of land", "No, you have no right to cross that land", "No, you have no right to dictate to your neighbour what they should do", etc etc
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    Queensland marinas

    Have a chat with LB 15. He is based in Manly.
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    I still call Australia home

    I would like to see Izzy's response to this old favourite...... Is Dr Laura still running her J125? Dear Dr. Laura: Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them. 1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians? 2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her? 3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual "uncleanliness" - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense. 4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? 5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it? 6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there degrees of abomination? 7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here? 8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die? 9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves? 10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging. Your adoring fan. James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, University of Virginia. PS (It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian)
  5. Reported here in Australia about 12 months ago. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-16/bom--radio-frequency-government-sell-off/9767000 Here they are talking about land based weather radar rather than satellites. The Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) ability to accurately measure the weather could be affected by plans to move some wireless internet service providers onto its radar frequency. The BOM has warned that changes to the radio frequency it operates on, the 5.6GHz band, could cause problems with its radar system's range, resolution, and measurement accuracy. Dr Konstanty Bialkowski, an expert on radar systems from the University of Queensland, said the 5.6GHz was good at interactions with water content. "In terms of reflectivity and water absorption, and because of that it's able to detect rain particles and rain and things like that," he said. The new 5G mobile network needs a frequency band to operate on, and the Federal Government is planning to auction off parts of the 3.6GHz band for it in October. But already using that band are a number of wireless internet service providers, which need a new home. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has proposed moving them to the 5.6GHz band, which is already used by the BOM. In a statement the BOM said it was working with ACMA to resolve any potential issues of interference. Dr Bialkowski said interference came into play because of "leakage". "The issue is that signals, when they operate in a band, also have a leakage in an adjacent spectrum," he said. "The leakage occurs because when we create a signal, it actually has a very wide spectrum, and we use filters to limit the out of band signals which occur. "You can never get that down to zero, it always will exist. "That signal, although it is not that strong compared to a signal of interest, is actually quite strong compared to the level of signal expected from far away rain particles." Dr Bialkowski said it could be as extreme as storms appearing on the radar, even if they did not exist. "And it could be a very strong one, which would give a very false impression that some sort of storm was occurring where in reality nothing was actually occurring there at all."
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    US wants your SA Account for Visas

    Does this forum count as social media? Anti-social media comes under a different request does it not?
  7. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/101538-i-found-treasure/ Took me ages to find but read this....
  8. The funniest part of that whole story was when he tried to tell the story "live action" some time after on some corvette forum and got caught out. Hilarious. I wonder if the Harley bikes are still triggering him?
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    I still call Australia home

    I'm amused at the fact that Plibersek was fully committed to being deputy pm if labor won but as soon as they didn't, suddenly she doesn't have the time anymore and wants to have more family time. Family time is the most overused excuse for a politician to excuse themselves. Surely they should be able to just say "no thanks".
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Haven't watched it but this popped up for me in youtube. She know how to write a title. Maybe she is talking about the blue footed kind? Cannot be bothered watching to find out. Funnily enough I don't watch these (i only come to this thread to read your amusing comments).
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    Woman calls for sex strike in Georgia

    Worked in Iceland. Not sex but similar idea for women to strike. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Icelandic_women's_strike
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    Humane options to KILL Fucking Cotton Tail Bunnies

    https://csiropedia.csiro.au/myxomatosis-to-control-rabbits/ http://www.agriculture.gov.au/animal/health/rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-virus
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    Upturned Italians..

    The lumps and bumps (especially in the green one) look vaguely 12m ish???? https://www.designboom.com/architecture/carlo-ratti-associati-italian-pavilion-expo-dubai-2020-03-18-2019/ https://dornob.com/pavilion-made-of-upturned-boats-stirs-controversy-in-italy/
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So just to ask another question, has our beloved king ineptune had the other eye operated on yet? How’s the recovery?
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    Cape Dory 36 Golden Globe Round World Race

    Sorry, no idea. I gave up following about when the ham radio farce was happening as jlvdh was heading up the Atlantic.