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    Poll: (Aussie voice, channeling anotherVTskibum's...

    (Aussie voice, channeling anotherVTskibum's thoughts: We should bloody invade while the yanks are distracted. Except we don't have any guns, so guess we'll bring beer and ask for low-paid ski area...
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    Poll: Ove the last few days, one thing about this...

    Ove the last few days, one thing about this shooting has really stuck out to me. And it's a really depressing thought on it all.

    There's absolutely nothing comparable to a mass school shooting for...
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    Poll: Here'a a fun trip down memory lane. John...

    Here'a a fun trip down memory lane.

    John Howard was a heavily conservative prime minister. He was the one who made the decision to take the guns. Predictably, the super pro-gun nutters lost their...
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    Poll: I think the bigger problem, and it's exploited...

    I think the bigger problem, and it's exploited like mad in this debate, is that it doesn't really matter if LA, Chicago, NY, etc pass strict gun control laws if you can still obtain assault...
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    Poll: Australia Enjoys Another Peaceful Day Under...

    Australia Enjoys Another Peaceful Day Under Oppressive Gun Control Regime


    Due to the nation’s controversial and oppressive gun restrictions, no one has died as a result of a mass-shooting from...
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    I knew I should've been an investment banker...

    I knew I should've been an investment banker instead of a dentist. Ah well, next time round.

    My gut feeling on this whole crypto thing is it'll crash spectacularly, then come roaring back, then...
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    "The gateways to genuine dollars are narrow and...

    "The gateways to genuine dollars are narrow and have yet to be significantly breached. But that’s not for lack of effort from the cryptocurrency world, whose endgame appears to be to make...
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    Read a piece today from a respected local...

    Read a piece today from a respected local economist who basically argues that governments may want to let inflation run hot because it shrinks the size of the debt through nominal GDP growth. He...
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    This bit of the whole healthcare and tax argument...

    This bit of the whole healthcare and tax argument has amused me for many years.

    US, where you can't access Medicare until 65:...
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    Not living anywhere near the northern hemisphere...

    Not living anywhere near the northern hemisphere anymore, today is the first that I've learned of the new generation of small pickup trucks. Now I want one, but fat chance of them ever importing them...
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    https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/und...

    https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/understanding-risk?s=r

    Because “dying from COVID-19” is new in our risk repertoire, we can contextualize it by comparing it to other activities,...
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    Remember seeing a really good doco some years...

    Remember seeing a really good doco some years back about a couple of guys who cornered this market and got rich...

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  13. See? That’s funny. It’s also an excellent insight...

    See? That’s funny. It’s also an excellent insight into how dads think. We live for pulling stunts like that, not for arguing about whether or not going to the neighbour’s house for a cheeky beer...
  14. Agreed. I put a funny story about what my 5 year...

    Agreed. I put a funny story about what my 5 year old does with the monitor up, come back to find the same pointless argument running.

    How's this for parenting. I've got two kids. One's elementary...
  15. I think one of the key points of baby monitors is...

    I think one of the key points of baby monitors is being missed here.

    We have one of those cameras that swivels and can see in the dark, play music, do your income taxes, etc. Occasionally the 5...
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    I vaguely remember the original studies showed...

    I vaguely remember the original studies showed there was a lower risk with OG COVID (IATA has a page dedicated to the issue), but with the evolved virus doing it's more-infectious-than-measles...
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    Yeah but the doc would commend you on a superb...

    Yeah but the doc would commend you on a superb prep.
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    I wish. Would make life waaay more interesting.

    I wish. Would make life waaay more interesting.
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    Bunny's real name is ****? Shit, that's my...

    Bunny's real name is ****?

    Shit, that's my real name too.
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    Someone put effort into doing this. 412817

    Someone put effort into doing this.

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    I'm still jealous all your northern hemisphereans...

    I'm still jealous all your northern hemisphereans have access to 30 year fixed rate mortgages. Longest I can access in my neck of the woods with a somewhat decent rate is a 5 year fixed @ 4.99%....
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    Once again, Jer gets called out on his...

    Once again, Jer gets called out on his shitposting:

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    Jer's kept himself busy following his departure:...

    Jer's kept himself busy following his departure:

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  25. Noticed with #2 that I’d just wipe stuff on my...

    Noticed with #2 that I’d just wipe stuff on my pants, nearby cloth, back of #1’s shirt, etc. Still sterilised fairly often because we had one of those microwave doohickeys, but if it wasn’t...
  26. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Yeah we likely won't have a repeat of last year....

    Yeah we likely won't have a repeat of last year. The towns supporting the ski areas have had 3 straight years of natural disasters destroying tourism (anyone remember the mega bushfires?) so they've...
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    Been using lawyers for non-sue-people stuff...

    Been using lawyers for non-sue-people stuff lately, and the one that keeps getting me is when the lawyer gives you the service contract to retain them, and there's a clause in there telling you to go...
  28. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Southern hemisphere's turn to brag. 411574 ...

    Southern hemisphere's turn to brag.

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    It's rime ice and graupel, but it's frozen and it's at Thredbo.

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  29. When they’re newborns: https://babyktan.com ...

    When they’re newborns:

    https://babyktan.com

    When they can start holding their head up. Can be worn on front or back, kid facing in or out, and super easy to wash. We’ve put two kids through...
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    Not that my advice is generally much help to...

    Not that my advice is generally much help to anyone, but I followed Fred's point #4 last week and demoed a ebike for a couple days. Far out, it made riding fun again and also got me outside. Have a...
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    To be fair, there's a big sheep population in NZ...

    To be fair, there's a big sheep population in NZ and apparently they can't get COVID no matter how hard the Kiwis keep trying to give it to them on those cold, lonely nights.
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    But on a positive note, be a good time to be in...

    But on a positive note, be a good time to be in the curtain making business with that extra hour of sunlight fading all those drapes...
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    They're also easily distracted by rabbits ...

    They're also easily distracted by rabbits

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    Heh, this is pretty much the list of reasons why...

    Heh, this is pretty much the list of reasons why I want to move the family there.

    There's also really good fishing, lots of fresh food and some decent wineries, good surfing:

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    Yeah, that was the point. We didn't lockdown so...

    Yeah, that was the point. We didn't lockdown so that no one got sick, we did it to minimise transmission and stop people getting really sick and overwhelming the hospitals or dying. We all knew at...
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    She's a very big fan of that one. Although this...

    She's a very big fan of that one. Although this would come in a bit cheaper ($1.25m dollarydoos = $913K freedom units):

    https://www.realestate.com.au/property/584-oceana-dr-howrah-tas-7018
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    Just sent this one to my better half and said I'd...

    Just sent this one to my better half and said I'd consider moving back to the US for this.

    She responded "Illinois, woooo....", then followed up that she'd move there if she could put a stable...
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    Benny is an old man version of AKPM. Annoying but...

    Benny is an old man version of AKPM. Annoying but mostly harmless.
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    We call them Cookers...

    We call them Cookers in my part of the planet. They even have their own version of Wikipedia called Cookerpedia:

    Cookers consist of people who believe a wide range of conspiracy theories, whether...
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  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    Well put mate. Benny could learn a thing or two...

    Well put mate. Benny could learn a thing or two from this, instead of telling us all we deserve all the suffering and horrors that come with terrorism because a bunch of people with power made a lot...
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    I don't like to chime in on these kinds of...

    I don't like to chime in on these kinds of arguments, but this is legitimately a fucked up thing to write.

    No one deserves terrorism.
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Also without going polyass, no leader is going to...

    Also without going polyass, no leader is going to talk their country down, no matter what side of politics they're on. Each side in politics naively hopes the other side is gonna be the one to say...
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    Hoping that Iskibc is the wild card.

    Hoping that Iskibc is the wild card.
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    Locally the Q nutbags are called cookers, because...

    Locally the Q nutbags are called cookers, because they're cooked in the head, plus there's also a strong correlation between these idiots and people who cook up on the glass bbq AKA meth pipe.
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    Yeah. Also, all the other reasons. These things...

    Yeah. Also, all the other reasons. These things aren't binary, and they're also not solved by densely urbanising every available piece of land.

    While the WfHers are moving rural and attempting to...
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    One thing that came out in my neck of the woods...

    One thing that came out in my neck of the woods over the last few years is a preference for apartment buildings no higher than 3 storeys. One, because no special assessments when an elevator broke...
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    That's a funny name for Sydney...

    That's a funny name for Sydney...
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    Person G is also missing: the cash-rich foreign...

    Person G is also missing: the cash-rich foreign investor, usually portrayed in the media as hailing from a country that rhymes with angina, who is held up as the primary scapegoat for why prices keep...
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