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Re: The US Hamster Wheel

#7101 Post by barkingmad » Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am

Well, it seems POTUS still has a very vivid imagination;

Mika Brzezinski: TV host blasts 'sick' Trump's conspiracy theory https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52748844

Perhaps he could retire to a golf clubhouse somewhere and turn out a fantasy novel which might just kick the “Harry Potter” stories into the long grass. But I doubt that’ll happen any time soon.
Unless he’s been trying the fish-tank cleaner medication and is having a LSD type of trip?
Anyway, east of 30W we’re all concerned for his health and sincerely hope he makes a full recovery. =))

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Re: The US Hamster Wheel

#7102 Post by Dushan » Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm

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# 7036 - Fortunately the people of NZ had the ability to change to metric measures without too much fuss.
Yeah ! Right !

TAF NZKT 202327Z 2100/2112 10010KT 20KM FEW025 BKN040 BECMG 2106/2108 16005KT 2000FT WIND 11015KT BECMG 2107/2109 12025KT QNH MNM 1021 MAX 1030

"translated" by local PEMET programme ( Plain English Met. ) ..............

Forecast issued 21st 11:27am valid from midday to midnight
Wind: gentle easterly (100°) 10 kts
Visibility: 20 kms
Cloud (AGL): few at 2500 ft - broken at 4000 ft
between 6pm and 8pm becoming
Wind: light southerly (160°) 5 kt
2000 ft wind: easterly (110°) 15 kt
between 7pm and 9pm becoming southeasterly (120°) 25 kt
QNH: min/max 1021/1030
and the METAR included the temp 13/08 C.

Wind: Knots
Visibility : Kms.
Ceiling: Ft.
Pressure: Mb.
Temp: Centigrade ( I refuse to ack Celsius, or Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennnai for a start, and refuse to accept that Bader's dog wasn't called Ni**er, but that's just me and I reserve the right.)
...and the times in countries that are truly metric would also be 6h - 20h and 7h - 21h
Because they stand on the wall and say "nothing's gonna hurt you tonight, not on my watch".

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Re: The US Hamster Wheel

#7103 Post by Seenenough » Thu May 21, 2020 8:07 pm

barkingmad wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
Well, it seems POTUS still has a very vivid imagination;

Mika Brzezinski: TV host blasts 'sick' Trump's conspiracy theory https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52748844

Perhaps he could retire to a golf clubhouse somewhere and turn out a fantasy novel which might just kick the “Harry Potter” stories into the long grass. But I doubt that’ll happen any time soon.
Unless he’s been trying the fish-tank cleaner medication and is having a LSD type of trip?
Anyway, east of 30W we’re all concerned for his health and sincerely hope he makes a full recovery. =))
Trump is visiting Ben's home State today .He looks pretty well to me.

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#7104 Post by Boac » Fri May 22, 2020 8:05 pm

White House Press conferences improve.

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#7105 Post by Undried Plum » Fri May 22, 2020 8:19 pm

Seenenough wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:07 pm
He looks pretty well to me.
He looks like a pale shade of orange to me.

Cue for our resident discjockey to play us a song about that.

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#7106 Post by Boac » Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 pm

'e must have been furious to see the pictures of him masked at the factory =))

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#7107 Post by nomorecatering » Sat May 23, 2020 12:06 pm

barkingmad wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
Well, it seems POTUS still has a very vivid imagination;
It's just another in a long line of loony right wing conspiracy theories. You've got Pizzagate, Obamagate, the people murdered by the Clintons and of course QAnon. It's nuts and it's a cult.

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#7108 Post by nomorecatering » Sat May 23, 2020 2:03 pm

And there's this. It's nuts and it's dangerous.

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#7109 Post by ian16th » Sat May 23, 2020 2:09 pm

Wine improves with age
I improve with wine :YMPARTY:

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#7111 Post by brickhistory » Sat May 23, 2020 4:32 pm

Now, now...just lie back and think of England...
What's his plan? A Russian doesn't take a dump without a plan.

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#7112 Post by Undried Plum » Sat May 23, 2020 9:14 pm

Wot abaht Scotland, ya qunt! :O3 :-h

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Nuffing racist 'bout dis

#7113 Post by Undried Plum » Sat May 23, 2020 10:54 pm

"If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black"


What an unmitigated arsehole!

No wonder he felt he had to pinch a script from the Welsh Windbag!

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#7114 Post by Sasless » Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 pm

Boac wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 pm
'e must have been furious to see the pictures of him masked at the factory =))
Actually....he is used to being "unmasked"....so being "masked" would be a change wouldn't it.

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#7115 Post by ExSp33db1rd » Sat May 23, 2020 11:56 pm

...and the times in countries that are truly metric would also be 6h - 20h and 7h - 21h
TAF NZKT 202327Z 2100/2112

Forecast issued 21st 11:27am valid from midday to midnight
The coded TAF is GMT ( or UTC if you prefer ) and the PEMET is converted, as is the rest of the gobbledegook, to local time, depending upon application of daylight saving time or standard time. Personally, I find that I can "read" and understand the code better than the translation after years of practice, but I do find the presentation of "local" time useful.

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#7116 Post by Dushan » Sun May 24, 2020 2:19 am

Local time is fine, but the use of 12 hour clock with am/pm is annoying. What exactly is 12 pm? 12 am? While the correct notation would be 12 noon or 12 midnight, people do not use it and confuse (at least) me. 24 hr time is so much easier to use and understand.
Because they stand on the wall and say "nothing's gonna hurt you tonight, not on my watch".

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#7117 Post by ExSp33db1rd » Sun May 24, 2020 5:08 am

24 hr time is so much easier to use and understand.
Won't argue with that, still have a "Glycine Airman" watch, the hands of which only go around once in 24 hrs. instead of twice and the dial rim is labelled 1- 24. It has an external 24 hr. bezel that one can turn to local time. Very useful when travelling through various time zones, but needs a bit of practice to read, as one tends to just "look at the picture" rather than "read" a watch - unless you're a digital lover of course. Don't use it regularly now.

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#7118 Post by prospector » Sun May 24, 2020 9:04 am

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12334354

"" A Muslim community leader said today the cap should be left at home as it represents something very different from when Muller bought it as a souvenir in 2016, as well as two Hillary Clinton pins.

Aliya Danzeisen of the Islamic Women's Council said the MAGA cap had no place being displayed in a Parliamentary office.

"That hat represents the denial of the freedom of beliefs. That hat represents the denial of minority voices. That hat represents the vitriol that has been harming that nation and has been harming the world for the last four years," Danzeisen said.""

Not the only object of clothing that denies many things. That statement coming from that source is ??????????

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#7119 Post by brickhistory » Sun May 24, 2020 11:51 am

Undried Plum wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Wot abaht Scotland, ya qunt! :O3 :-h
All the quality Scots stock has been here for generations, including some of my forebears.
What's his plan? A Russian doesn't take a dump without a plan.

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