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    Again, I really hope you are right. Given some of...

    Again, I really hope you are right. Given some of the rhetoric about Bloomberg and their pathological hatred of the rich (even more than they hate anyone who has actually achieved anything) I'm still...
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    I hope you are right, but I can easily imagine...

    I hope you are right, but I can easily imagine scenarios where Sanders supporters throw a tantrum, moderates can't bring themselves to vote for Sanders or people with an issue about homosexuality...
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    Thus far Indonesia has not reported a single...

    Thus far Indonesia has not reported a single case. This seems wildly unlikely. Given the generally poor condition of Indonesia's health infrastructure and population size there are concerns that the...
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    This afternoon a collection of retired cricket...

    This afternoon a collection of retired cricket greats and others got together in a 10 over a side game to raise money for victims of the Australian bushfires.

    Among the Australian players were...
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    Murray Mints.

    Murray Mints.
  6. TH, I know this isn't the forum for the...

    TH,

    I know this isn't the forum for the question, but as it has been raised, is there any way to start up again somewhere else? Assuming we lose all existing posts & have to start again, that will...
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    Fortunately for Trump the two leading Dem...

    Fortunately for Trump the two leading Dem contenders right now are Biden & Sanders. Its like those two old guys in the Muppet Show, but not funny. Take a deep breath folks, this seems unlikely to end...
  8. TH, I think we both know that Trump could...

    TH,

    I think we both know that Trump could behead a 5 year old child on the Senate floor and still not get impeached.....or lose more than a third of his supporters. We have long since passed the...
  9. First Officer Paul Hudson, flight engineer Rick...

    First Officer Paul Hudson, flight engineer Rick DeMorgan jnr and Captain Ian McBeth have been identified as the three Americans who died yesterday in a plane crash south of Canberra.

    Hudson was a...
  10. Three Americans die fighting Australian Fires

    It has been a difficult 12 months in Australia. On the back of a terrible drought we have had fires that have burned over 17 million hectares and taken around 30 lives. There have been plenty of sad...
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    Posts like this beg the eternal internet 'chicken...

    Posts like this beg the eternal internet 'chicken & egg' question - has the internet made people dumber & more brainwashed by ideology or were there always this many people who were like that, but we...
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    Imperial Japan, Shah of Iran, Islamic State of...

    Imperial Japan, Shah of Iran, Islamic State of Iran, Sauds, Myanmar SLORC/Military dictatorship, The Rajapaksas, Rios Montt, the Argentine Junta, Yayah Khan, numerous Latin American...
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    I know he's no longer here, but this is the...

    I know he's no longer here, but this is the single funniest thing I've read on WAB for years.
  14. I note that the concerns about 'due process'...

    I note that the concerns about 'due process' don't seem to extend to GOP Senators effectively declaring they will clear Trump before the Senate trial even begins. A fella could get to thinkin' the...
  15. You have to love a post that is completely...

    You have to love a post that is completely dedicated to the notion that Conservatives are victims, yet accuses 'Global leftists' of indulging in 'the narrative of victimhood'. The lack of self...
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    Having just delivered the most crushing electoral...

    Having just delivered the most crushing electoral victory in three decades I doubt there is anyone who can box Boris. Inside the Tory party he is now the most powerful PM since Thatcher and once he...
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    Some information for those unfamiliar with...

    Some information for those unfamiliar with Australia TV & politics.

    Sky News is the Australian equivalent of Fox - a Murdoch owned propaganda channel for the right. The evening schedule is pretty...
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    Thanks Buck, I knew someone here would know the...

    Thanks Buck, I knew someone here would know the detail. The remarkable piece of information there is that by the start of Operations Cobra - only 7 weeks after D-Day - something like 60% of US tanks...
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    The air campaign certainly wasn't as effective as...

    The air campaign certainly wasn't as effective as advertised, but, as you say, it sucked up resources Germany couldn't afford to expend and was particularly useful when properly focused. I would add...
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    Gunny, The ability of the US military to...

    Gunny,

    The ability of the US military to incorporate the experience of 'boots on the ground' types in WW2 was impressive. I seem to recall the things they stuck on tanks to plough through the...
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