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factotum started the topic in Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 11:12am

Septic Tanks are going to Septic Tank

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Vic Local commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 6:08pm

"and Blowin an armed vigilante." Bit of an over-reach there adam12. blowin just excused a Trump loving armed vigilante who killed two people and seriously injured another one. But he's a proper keyboard warrior when an anarchist is the perp.

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zenagain commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 6:13pm

Do the people who've destroyed or torched another persons livelihood get a free pass?

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Vic Local commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 6:19pm

Zen, Definitely not, and neither should police who kill people unnecessarily. What we are watching in the USA is serious street violence that is escalating. This violence is condemned by Democrats and encouraged by a president who understands his chances of re-election improve the more fuel he pours on the fire.

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zenagain commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 6:21pm

At least that is acknowledged and something we can all agree on.

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JQ commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 6:21pm

To be fair Vic, I don't think Blowin was excusing the actions of that young fella. Merely saying he understands how he got to that point.

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JQ commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 6:23pm

Hey Vic, have you got some examples of Trump actually encouraging the violence? I've not seen explicit encouragement, that aside his lack of action is absolutely inexcusable.

Proper leadership from a President could go a long way to calming this sort of situation. I definitely think he see's political mileage in not making efforts to quell the violence. Of course, he may not even understand how to do that though.

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Vic Local commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 6:35pm

"When the looting starts, the shooting starts,"
And tear gassing peaceful protestors for a photo op is kind of bad.
Trump wants chaos in the lead up to the poll. That's why he's not calling for calm and making speeches aimed to stoke the fears of the suburban middle class.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:00pm

Trump sent in the feds and succeeded in quelling the violence. The only place the violence remains is where Democrats run the state and refuse fed help for their private political reasons.

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JQ commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:03pm

Bit more police brutality will surely put those issues around police brutality to bed hey blowin.

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Vic Local commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:12pm

Hey blowin did you know that the nazis held rallies in left wing areas of Germany, started massive street brawls, and then said they were the only people who could protect Germany from the communists. Remind you of anybody doing that in the USA?

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:26pm

Classic . Total inversion of reality . Now we have confidently arrived at the false conclusion that police quelling violent and murderous rioting equals police brutality .

Here’s the timeline in case you’ve forgotten:

1/ Democrat state hosts death in police custody.

2/Riots ensue.

3/ Democrat state leaders fail to stop rioting/ looting/ violence. Democrat state leaders actively disable ability of state police to respond and quell rioting with belief that American being destroyed makes Trump look weak and ineffective.

4/ Trump offers use of national guard to quell out of control rioting. State Democrats refuse. Nancy Pelosi refers to national guardsmen as stormtroopers ( Nazis ) . Democrats hope Trump sends in “ stormtroopers “ so they can paint it as oppression .

5/ Riots extend for over three months . Murders . Communities destroyed. Democrats realise that riots are actually political poison because - surprise !surprise !- American voting public doesn’t enjoy seeing their cities and communities destroyed and made unsafe .

6/ Democrats ( and internet clowns ) want to rewrite history and now claim that it was Trump all along who encouraged and enabled the rioting / destruction.

That’s it and that’s all, folks.

Geez ....was it two months ago that the Democrat mayor of Seattle claimed that the CHAZ zone wasn’t a domestic terrorist takeover of CBD city streets and was really a “ Summer of love “? Right up until it was shut down due to murders / rapes / violent assaults.

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JQ commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:29pm

Quite the conspiracy theory you've got there blowin

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factotum commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:31pm

Today's recap:

Wow! Did Aussie realpolitik really get a guernsey here today?

Progress?!

Um, then straight back to Kyle Rittenhouse's 3rd fave hobby, and one beloved by the usual suspects on here, 'triggering leftards'!

Or having a go at it...however poorly.

Yeehaw! Who's got a gun? Fish killing baton?

#cosplaypatriots

#[insert country here]loveitorleaveit

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factotum commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:34pm

Speaking of realpolitik, anyone on here arguing the toss, yet actually getting their hands dirty campaigning for one of the dreaded big 2?

Bugs salutes you!

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Vic Local commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:35pm

So when all those blokes in pickup trucks, with Trump flags everywhere, poured into central Portland shooting people with paint balls and dousing random citizens with mace, where does that fit into your analysis blowin.
Was that just good people saving the city?

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JQ commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:50pm

'4/ Trump offers use of national guard to quell out of control rioting. State Democrats refuse. Nancy Pelosi refers to national guardsmen as stormtroopers ( Nazis ) . Democrats hope Trump sends in “ stormtroopers “ so they can paint it as oppression .'

https://mn.gov/governor/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/433799

May 29, 2020:

'Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-65, activating the Minnesota National Guard to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Local leaders have requested National Guard resources after extensive damage to private property occurred and peaceful protests evolved into a dangerous situation for protesters and first responders.'

As much as you took pleasure in it Blowin, what we saw happen outside that church is Washington DC was police brutality.

We saw protestors getting rammed with police cars, peaceful protestors being beaten, peaceful protestors being shot with chemical weapons.

Yes, police brutality counts, even if it happens to people you don't like.

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JQ commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 7:51pm

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Vic Local commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 8:01pm

"We saw protestors getting rammed with police cars, peaceful protestors being beaten, peaceful protestors being shot with chemical weapons.

Yes, police brutality counts, even if it happens to people you don't like."

Blowin really only has three options when faced with these facts. 1. desperately dismiss it as "fake news" 2. change the topic or 3. ignore it and sign off for the night. If it's option 3, nighty night blow blow.

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JQ commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 8:10pm

He's not entirely wrong in his timeline though Vic.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 4:14am

this tweet is a perfect example of the high levels of self delusionment going on amongst certain peolple

'desperation' indeed...

https://mobile.twitter.com/CillizzaCNN/status/1300215461309710336

the comments are gold, the biggest own goal ever

...bigger than viclocal ..that's yuuuuuge!

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JQ commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 6:10am

That is pretty high Sypkan, much higher and it'd be encroaching on 'Trumpian' levels of delusion. Fair way to go on that one though.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 7:45am

What's high is anyone who believes weeks on end of gathering in groups on the street, destroying property, lighting up shit, throwing mortars, clashing or using violence with anyone that opposes their views is not a riot and is just a peaceful protest/peaceful demonstration

Here is a few dictionary meanings of the word riot.

Cambridge
"an occasion when a large number of people behave in a noisy, violent, and uncontrolled way in public, often as a protest:"

Merriam & webster
": a violent public disorder
specifically : a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent
b : public violence, tumult, or disorder"

Dictionary .com
"a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.
Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their private purposes.
violent or wild disorder or confusion."

And a timeline of what happened each day/night, detailing things pretty much tick the boxes every day/night of what a riot is.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 8:11am

Why has Biden been hidden in his basement since March ? Why would Nancy Pelosi risk deserved ridicule by suggesting that Biden shouldn’t debate Trump because it would “ legitimise “ the democratically elected President ? Why is there references to Harris’s ability to takeover from the President ASAP beyond the ordinary expectations of the Vice President’s role ?

This is why :

https://twitter.com/ThomasCatenacci/status/1300494641180139521?s=20

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 8:24am

And meanwhile.....genuine historical milestones have been achieved in uniting the world. First steps towards healing ancient divisions.

Nice work , Trump.

https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/1300390954445176834?s=20

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blowfly commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 8:28am

"Why has Biden been hidden in his basement since March ? "

Because most elections are not won by the challenger but lost by the incumbent.....and things are rapidly going that way.

Poll

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 8:58am

Bit early for disingenuous comments/ falsehoods isn’t it ?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/how-many-u...

Unless you’ve got hard evidence supported by data that the best campaign strategy for any challenger is to hide in a basement and avoid public appearances completely.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 9:46am

Fukn hilarious them priming the public for no debates

nyt have been saying the same

do they seriously think they can pull that off?

the blatant bait and switch they've cooked up is bad enough

I thought it was going to go down to the wire again, but after the lasf 2 weeks Im thinking trump by a landslide, ...well a relative landslide... it is trump!

which would probably be a good thing, that'll sort out the impending violence in the streets, keep it to minimum, I think 6 months with the streets out of control is too long for any country, even in america, even with trump...

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 9:27am

If Dubya can do it then Trump can do it.
Never over-estimate the intelligence of the American people.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 9:40am

The choice for Americans :

Silly old war hawk careerist politician with a litany of irreconcilablly poor performance and corruption strewn through his record. Possibly suffering mental deterioration.

Vs

Silly old narcissist careerist with a litany of corruption and predatory opportunism at the expense of others. Possibly willing to ruin decades long alliances In order to win Twitter battles.

Yew.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 9:50am

truly a hobson's choice

good band

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 10:29am

goona be tough to smoothe this one over, no matter what 'alternative facts' either side are grasping at

especially in the debates

if we get debates...

https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/31/meet-the-rioting-criminals-kamala-h...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 10:38am

The rioters in the violence - initially based on a loose affiliation with concern for black deaths in custody but which are now virtually pure Anti-Trump rallies - are a core voting bloc for Democrats . Thus the party is torn between pandering to a prime demographic who support the violence and to the voters who hold legitimate concerns over the stability of US communities and their own safety.

It’s a tightrope walk for them.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 10:48am

they have their own hobson's choice now

but I have no sympathy, they created it, they stoked it, too reckless, too callous, too righteous...

...and boom!

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Vic Local commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 10:50am

And blowin's back.
When others raised the topic of Trump fan club violence that including murder (which DSDS justified), he buggered off last night. Then he came back this morning with rapid fire BS postings completely ignoring the Trump inspired violence.
He's the ultimate etch-a-sketch debater. Whenever things get a bit messy, he just shakes his toy and starts again with a blank slate.
Meanwhile in the real world...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 10:55am

In the real world I’m fixing rust in a car. Probably shouldn’t have stated the learning curve by respraying directly above the windscreen if I was going to be smart about it. Seems to be working out alright though. Time for another coat.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:00am

"n the real world I’m fixing rust in a car. Probably shouldn’t have stated the learning curve by respraying directly above the windscreen if I was going to be smart about it. Seems to be working out alright though. Time for another coat."

less is more when spraying, patience grasshopper

and, if you've really got rust, like there's full blown holes, surfboard ding kit is your friend

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:06am

"In the real world I’m fixing rust in a car".... in the real world I've been fixing the rotted ends of facia boards and learning the miracle of builders bog.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:15am

Just surface rust. I’ve been regularly applying lanolin to the paintwork to prevent it dying from salt exposure. It’s worked a treat for a few years now but some places the paint is flaking off a bit. Not sure if the paint is getting baked by the oil in the lanolin ?

Anyway , respray it is. I learnt the lesson about spraying too much straight up. It looked terrible. A bit of ponding. Wiped it and started again. Lucky I’m not working on the Lamborghini this morning....

Guy ...Fascia is expensive. I’ve got a bit of rot to sort as well. Need to find a cheaper alternative to retail. Getting shit done during lockdown ? Good job. How’s the mental/ physical state holding up ?

Just read that Dan ain’t going for elimination of the virus. Good luck visiting the states with no cases if you’re Victorian.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:29am

"He's the ultimate etch-a-sketch debater. Whenever things get a bit messy, he just shakes his toy and starts again with a blank slate."

Hahaha. Noice.

And how are the other 'leftard triggerers' going today?

Anyhoo, talking about the real world...

Andy, have you been actively helping out ol' 'neo-liberal' Bugs?

Taking it to the streets, man.

Cool bananas.

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garyg1412 commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:30am

GuySmiley you will never stop learning about the miracle of Builder's Bog!!!

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:38am

DSDS ... only got some minor rotting and Ive been making up moulds with aluminium strips to pack/build up the builders bog into the holes and/or desired shape at corners. Its tedious work but worth the effort to get right. Getting heaps done around the place in the knowledge when restrictions are lifted we will be off down the coast and up in the hills for weeks/months. Yeah, surf fitness will be poor but doing body weight pilates and yoga daily to lessen the regression. I reckon this covid thing will restrict travel for at least another year perhaps more unless a vaccine is found. It's a perspective thing, we've had it pretty good before all this and certainly our grandparents and great grandparents had much worse except for those currently in aged care, poor souls.

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:40am

Is there a double entendre in there Gary?

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:46am

Well Facto, my wish would be for Bugs to hang with Labor, win the seat, raise his profile and get some experience.

Then to denounce the stranglehold the two majors have on Australian politics and how it ultimately serves neither the people nor democracy.

Before going solo and being an inspiration for a new dawn ;)

What about you, you old rusted-on, you old street wise street fighter?
What would you like to see?

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:46am

I got to do my Camry for rust again soon.

expert at it now.

wire brush, phosphoric acid, wipe down, primer, paint.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:52am

Jeez, don't mention builder's bog to Zen, he'll be round with a pair of plastic gloves on.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 11:53am

FR, the Camry's got years left in it.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 12:16pm

kill rust primer ...double the time before wire brush required again...

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Vic Local commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 12:16pm

Speaking of builders bog, on the first proper day of spring in the Rockies, you really should avoid the worksite portaloo.

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sypkan commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 1:23pm

facto, if you weren't so full of yourself you'd realise we are just talking about reality

not triggering leftards

I actually do it for the opposite reason, preparing leftards, I see it in my friends, their perspective is so warped by fake news, they literally have no idea what's hit em, and will probably hit em again in november

...its a community service

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 12:33pm

Camrys bullet proof workhorses good for 300,000 + kms with irregular servicing sedate drives with little power and soft brakes just the way the chompers who mostly drive them like them .... good 2nd hand car option as plenty are literally only ever driven to church on Sunday .... nice.