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    Welcome Jeff, nice to see you here. Are you a...

    Welcome Jeff, nice to see you here. Are you a Trekkie? :icon_sunny:
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    LOL, but not totally - no Brit spells 'analogue'...

    LOL, but not totally - no Brit spells 'analogue' as 'analog'. :shakeshead: :laugh:
  3. Like you, I like to hear about other countries,...

    Like you, I like to hear about other countries, and thanks for your OP - it helps to keep this place alive. :thumbsup20:
  4. Well, I am in high school in Australia, and while...

    Well, I am in high school in Australia, and while I can't speak for all Australian kids, and I can't think of any of those things you mentioned affecting me. For starters, I don't care if anyone is...
  5. Is this how a religious leader should act?

    Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of the most senior people at the Vatican (there was even talk of him becoming the next Pope,) has been convicted in a Melbourne court of sexually assaulting two...
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    Welcome Just AnotherPerson, I enjoy your posts on...

    Welcome Just AnotherPerson, I enjoy your posts on other boards - cool to have you here!
  7. Thread: Hello there

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    I understand the point you are making - child...

    I understand the point you are making - child abuse is often, not covered up - but so hidden that it is almost impossible to prosecute.

    But my point was that neither the people involved with Boys...
  8. TBH, I think the real problem in the USA (and...

    TBH, I think the real problem in the USA (and elsewhere) is conflating the state of Israel with Judaism. Even though most people had nothing to do with it, and it was something that happened before...
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    Lol, don't plagiarise or misrepresent Percy...

    Lol, don't plagiarise or misrepresent Percy Bysshe Shelley's work. :D

    This is what he wrote -

    I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in...
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    Lol - yes I agree. He's also not Adolph Hitler,...

    Lol - yes I agree. He's also not Adolph Hitler, or Josef Stalin, or Pol Pot - he has that going for him. But is that really a great recommendation?

    I had to Google it, but that's a bit like...
  11. Thread: Hello there

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    Hi aeguy63, I'm happy to see you are back. You...

    Hi aeguy63, I'm happy to see you are back. You are right to say there is not enough membership here, and we need different views. But I think a new poster on any site walks into dangerous territory....
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    You are right, and I am one of the worst...

    You are right, and I am one of the worst offenders. I stop by often, but I look for posts I can reply to - when I should be making posts. My problem is everyone here knows loads more than me, so I...
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    Well, I guess aeguy63 is not that interested in...

    Well, I guess aeguy63 is not that interested in discussions 'with both like minded and opposing views'. Those were his only two posts.
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    Hello, and welcome to the board aeguy63, it's...

    Hello, and welcome to the board aeguy63, it's very early in the morning where I live, so don't expect any brilliant insights. :wave:

    I am not an American, I am still in high school, and I have no...
  15. You are totally right (as usual). It's over a...

    You are totally right (as usual). It's over a year since I closed and deleted my Facebook account, and I don't use stuff like Twitter. So I don't really use social media much at all. I used to think...
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    Thanks for that Doug, you made me think about...

    Thanks for that Doug, you made me think about this. He has been a good dad, and he does spend over $60,000 a year on my school fees, and piano lessons and sports, and stuff, and he and my mum have...
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    I guess that would depend on the friend, but for...

    I guess that would depend on the friend, but for a good mate - I think I would. But you make a good point, I wouldn't lend just anybody my push bike and it's not brand new. You are right of course,...
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    Lol, fair 'nuff, and he's 39 this year (but...

    Lol, fair 'nuff, and he's 39 this year (but that's closer to this :grampa: than to this :baby: ) . But his 530e wasn't that expensive - not like a Bentley or a Ferrari - I think it only cost him...
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    Lol, my dad is 40 next year - he is too old to...

    Lol, my dad is 40 next year - he is too old to have 'toys'. I think he is just being selfish. When I was young, I often had to share my toys with my younger cousin - and I didn't mind most of the...
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    Is this being mean?

    My dad just bought the new BMW 5-series hybrid, and he won't let me drive it. I can't get a DL until I'm 17 (which I will be this year) but I have had a learner's permit for over six months, and I...
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    Was it in the UK? It was probably part of this -...

    Was it in the UK? It was probably part of this -


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Proms

    I thought I would be bored but I loved it - and it's not all serious classical music. There's loads of...
  22. Thread: Socialism

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    Yes, I read the dictionary definition of what I...

    Yes, I read the dictionary definition of what I guess is Marxist Socialism, but there are lots of different kinds of socialism. Two which might work well with our current capitalist values are -

    ...
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    I admit that I know very little about politics...

    I admit that I know very little about politics and ideologies, and all that stuff - I haven't read Karl Marx or Ayn Rand - but to me 'socialism' is not just what happened in Russia in 1917, or in the...
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    My gran took me to Last Night of the Proms at the...

    My gran took me to Last Night of the Proms at the Albert Hall when I was like 6. I thought I would hate it, but I enjoyed it, and sang along with the crowd to Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory -...
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    I dunno - I only get to watch TV up to 9 PM, and...

    I dunno - I only get to watch TV up to 9 PM, and our TV is welded on to the the ABC. So if it's on a commercial channel, I wouldn't see it. I think we may have a number of right-wing ratbags in...
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