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  2. J28

    Impeachment Poll

    The unhinged left burned this bitch down on 11/9/2016.
  3. Shortforbob

    Mercenaries

    Yeah I know. Similar problem... "Claytons"* Mercenaries *Claytons is the brand name of a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated beverage coloured and packaged to resemble bottled whisky. It was the subject of a major marketing campaign in Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s, promoting it as "the drink you have when you're not having a drink" at a time when alcohol was being targeted as a major factor in the road death toll. The jingle was written by Australian social satirist, John McKellar.[1] The product has not been advertised on television for 30 years (as of 2015), yet it remains widely known. The name has entered into Australian and New Zealand vernacular where it stands for an ersatz or dummy thing, or something that is obviously ineffective. For example, a common-law couple might be described as having a "Claytons marriage". A knowledgeable but unqualified handyman could be referred to as a "Claytons carpenter".
  4. Fakenews

    Impeachment?

    Quote on Pelosi from her daughter.. “she will cut your head off and you won’t know you’re bleeding” The pain is only starting for trump.
  5. solosailor

    Impeachment Poll

    How American of you. Burn the bitch down.
  6. Ishmael

    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    That's the theory. I believe that, in reality, the retrieval line sometimes gets fouled in the cones.
  7. savoir

    Yacht Security PNG

    Not being accurate ? Did you see the price of a beer at the Newport Arms ? As for the rest of it, you should have trashed your passports and claimed asylum. Just toss in a few words of Spanish like taco, don julio and hasta la vista baby. The customs guys fall for it every time and the Australian government pays all the medicals AND you get a free t shirt. What's not to like ?
  8. bushsailor

    Brisbane to Gladstone 2019

    Got to agree with Curious. Even if Multis were allowed in the S to H I doubt many would go. If there was enough interest in multis doing Hobart it would not be hard to run a parallel race similar to Gladstone. Having sailed both multis and monos I still can not understand the slow take up of multis in the racing world.
  9. J28

    Impeachment?

    She has failed the test to demonstrate legal and moral leadership of the House by ignoring the evidence that Trump obstructed justice as stated in the Mueller Report. Shameful!
  10. Seems the chat lines didn't come through. Please consult the link for the complete story.
  11. phillysailor

    Ocasio

    You are, perhaps, correct. Expecting Republicans to take ownership for the problems they’ve created is pretty foolish. But, I’m an idealist, to some degree. And yes, state sponsored racist persecutions which result in the deaths of prisoners is worse to our society, more corrosive to our values, than having to consider the terrorist acts of fringe groups, especially those on the other side of the planet. People like you accept the unnecessary deaths of people in the custody of the state as statistical anomalies, or justified because they are “animals”. Sheriff Joe represents Americans who want to dehumanize minorities and conduct evil racist agendas on the disenfranchised. He used the power of our country to supervise the death of scores of people. The fact that we are now having this discussion in a thread revealing the difficulty folks on the right have with confronting the unapologetic, charismatic and forceful opinions of a woman of color is no accident. Our society is more imperiled, on a moral basis, by a failure to confront racism and tolerate racism among our leaders, than it is by Islamic terrorism half a world away. Therefore, I view Joe Arpaio as representing a greater offense to our morals than religious whack jobs in Sri Lanka.
  12. SloopJonB

    Nautical names for dogs

    Shooter Boilermaker
  13. Ajax

    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    On the topic of retrieval, don't people just tie a really long trip line to the end, and then haul it in backwards so that the cones come aboard apex first?
  14. Battlecheese

    Mercenaries

    What about the thousands of australians employed by outfits like Blackwater in Iraq and Afghanistan? There are lots of blurry grey lines to cross when you start paying attention to what people do while they're overseas.
  15. This is a class "b" felony in Washington State. I hope a diligent prosecutor takes this ball and runs with it. "A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian. State representative Matt Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, participated in the chats with three other men. All of the men used screen aliases – Shea’s was “Verum Bellator”, Latin for true warrior. The Guardian confirmed the identity of those in the chat by cross-checking phone numbers attached to the Signal accounts." The men proposed to confront leftists – whom they repeatedly refer to as “communists” and “Antifa” – with a suite of tactics, including violence. Other acts of extreme violence were also suggested. When a specific female Spokane resident was nominated for surveillance in the chat group, Robertson suggested: Apart from violence, the men extensively discussed tactics of surveillance and intimidation. Shea, the elected Republican legislator, did not demur from any of these suggestions. He also appeared willing to participate directly in surveillance of activists. In response to a request in the chat for background checks on Spokane residents, Shea volunteered to help, going on to name three individuals – including an organizer for the liberal group Indivisible, and a college professor. The men talked about the broad outlines of what they appeared to consider to be a looming civil war. They also discussed using symbols from what they understood to be Russian anti-communist groups as a way of spreading paranoia among their adversaries. The group talked about making stickers and cards using skull and crossbones images from post-revolutionary Russian nationalist groups. After posting an image of a white army soldier holding such a banner, Bosworth remarked: We can waste their resources and make them Target something that doesn't exist Oct 29, 2017 5:21PM When the leftist revolt failed to materialize, Shea did not rethink his conspiratorial views and instead blamed the weather. Matt Shea Nothing ruins a good communist revolution like snow. Snowflakes afraid of snowflakes Nov 6, 2017 9:49PM Shea, a six-term legislator and military veteran, came to international attention in 2018 after a document he authored surfaced laying out a “biblical basis for war”, which appeared to be a plan for an apocalyptic battle with people who practiced “same sex marriage” and “abortion”, and instructed: “If they do not yield, kill all males." https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/20/matt-shea-rightwing-messages-chat-records
  16. Shortforbob

    Mercenaries

    yeah, I had the Spanish Civil war in mind when I posted this. But it's not so much about the politics I'm thinking but the brutalization of those that come back. (Theoretically, those that fight overseas under the formal auspices of your own government are fighting under certain conventions, and one assumes () that they all are somehow "deprogrammed" for civilian life.) But those off on a frolic of their own have no such oversight when they get home. You can't revoke the citizenship of natural born citizens (article 15 UDHR) so..how do you manage this problem?
  17. Ajax

    Show your boat sailing thread

    @Zora I haven't watched any of your videos yet. Are all of these people just sailing friends or race crew or students or...?
  18. Nailing Malarkey Too

    Impeachment Poll

    I figured out that 43,000 posts, assuming 3 minutes of reading and 2 minutes to type a response on average for each post equated to two full work years. Over 15 years that is more than 13% of your work life wasted on PA. I need to calculate my own usage and decide if it is worth it.
  19. Sean

    Impeachment?

    Pelosi took it off the table. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-says-democrats-can-hold-trump-accountable-without-impeachment-hearings/2019/04/22/68fce0c8-6514-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team told lawmakers Monday that they had no plans to immediately open impeachment proceedings against President Trump and would focus instead on investigations.
  20. 3to1

    Impeachment Poll

    we don't need no steengking pollz. maybe 20 years ago, though...
  21. 3to1

    Impeachment Poll

    nothing unhinged about it, the normal reaction to a pile of crap on the living room floor is to make it disappear, no? and as for a 'cruise', too dull, too tacky.
  22. J28

    Impeachment Poll

    Who you callin’ a Christian? And who you callin’ a conservative?
  23. J28

    Impeachment Poll

    Then create a poll and let us vote on it.
  24. Fah Kiew Tu

    Yacht Security PNG

    Actually he *is* accurate - Pittwater is one of the places where the millionaires live. It's also overcrowded with boats IMO but I'm spoilt - I was hanging out there 50 years ago so my perspective is different. You're also correct - Australia is expensive. It's a First World country, I really don't understand why you'd expect it to be anything *else* frankly. I mean, think about it. Our minimum wage is *substantially* than the USA and miles above the Pacific Islands - Papeete possibly excepted, anywhere with the French isn't known to be cheap. New Caledonia is way more expensive than Australia, for example. A roast chicken in New Caledonia was $27, here it's $10-12. Food at least 20% more expensive. Now WRT biosecurity, I hear what you say but frankly I don't care. I mean, I *really* don't care, in fact I actively support it. If you don't like it, don't come. We're a trading nation, we have been successful in keeping out certain pests and diseases and we're pretty determined to keep it that way. We're not making special exemptions for cruising boats. The same rules and fees apply to Aussie boats returning from overseas so nobody is picking on foreigners here. Tasmania has an extra level of quarantine inspection on top of that because we've managed to keep more pest species out and once again we're serious about it staying like that. A recent small fruit fly infestation caused a major response and extermination campaign. If it got established some of our markets would have gone. As for visas et al, once again we're about on a par with the USA. An Aussie can pretty easily get a 3 month visa for the USA, try getting a 12 month one or a 2 year one, see how you go with paperwork, applications, costs etc. And given your most recent hassles with the French WRT French Polynesia, you're thinking WE are bad? Well, it's true, we are, but we're not the only ones. I understand that a lot of countries are a lot more lax. That's fine, they're not the ones people are desperate to get *into*. How many well developed First World countries have you entered by boat and attempted to stay in for over 2 years? As for the bureaucracy, shrug, some of it is idiocy without a doubt. They used to make me have an annual TB test as part of my job until the doctor decided it was medical abuse and refused to do it. You basically have to go with the flow. Try lobbing into LAX as a foreigner then tell me our border people are bad and keep a straight face. The only country on the planet who's strip-searched my first wife is the USA, and she's a world-renowned scientist. On her latest visit the Chinese gave her a personal escort. Now travelling in Australia with a boat as a starting base means you're going to see little except the coast unless you leave your boat for quite long periods. This place is *big* and sparsely populated. Aussies have the same problem. You do need a lot of time to get about, 2-3 years certainly isn't unreasonable. We're not going to start issuing long-term visas though, there aren't enough people like you that come here on their own vessels and we'd need a way of distinguishing economic migrants from cruising yachties. Too hard. What cruising yachties have to realise is that from the Australian POV, we're somewhere between mildly interested and utterly indifferent to you people. Economically, you're not worth any money. Politically, you don't exist. Socially, there are too few of you to make an impact outside a very restricted circle of people you meet. I and my friends host visitors but *we* are the noise level group even amongst the sailing types here. So as I said, I agree with you, and I'm not taking it as criticism of Australia, just how it was from your POV. I hope I've given a bit of background from mine. It's a pity you didn't get this far south, you would have enjoyed Tasmania. Currently I have a spare mooring for visitors too. FKT
  25. Raz'r

    Impeachment Poll

    A good christian conservative like you knows the answer.
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