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    Probably 75% BEV - 25% fossil fuel (diesel 4WD...

    Probably 75% BEV - 25% fossil fuel (diesel 4WD flat tray 1 tonne truck) for me.

    Price is the sticking point ATM. I want a small Kia sized vehicle, 2 seats plus 2, total payload maybe 500 kg, pax &...
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    Suuuure - 110V @ 30A if you're lucky..... Good...

    Suuuure - 110V @ 30A if you're lucky.....

    Good luck recharging a BEV in any realistic time on *that* power supply.

    I'd be happy to have a BEV car but not yet, and I can charge one at home.
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    Not after you've shot them, they don't. At that...

    Not after you've shot them, they don't. At that point they're BBQ in the making.

    PDW
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    This is the internet. Thread drift is a given. Go...

    This is the internet. Thread drift is a given. Go with the flow....

    Brexit is a great source of entertainment to me. I don't live in either the EU, the UK or RoI and I can't see any downside for...
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    Population ecologists, when I took my degree,...

    Population ecologists, when I took my degree, were the people who studied wild animal populations (including fish & marine mammals) and worked out what the harvest level was that the population could...
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    At one point in my life I was a scientist in the...

    At one point in my life I was a scientist in the CSIRO here in Australia, that's our national R&D body. I spent a lot of time working on designing animal genetics databases and doing field work. We...
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    IIRC he said that the illness/death rate, USA...

    IIRC he said that the illness/death rate, USA versus EU, was 4-5X *worse* for the USA.

    That's highly statistically significant and shows that your food standards over the production chain from...
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    Pratt Burnerd collet chuck. They go up to 1.5". I...

    Pratt Burnerd collet chuck. They go up to 1.5". I have one & use it a lot.

    Finding one with an integral D1-5 mount could be a problem. Finding one with a plain back you could fit to a D1-5 back...
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    Let's break this 'respect for...

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    Let's break this 'respect for opinion' thing down a bit.

    Does everyone have a right to their own opinion? Yes.

    Does everyone have a right to express their opinion? Qualified yes.
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    Agreed, putting a physical border there is going...

    Agreed, putting a physical border there is going to cause problems.

    However, it is the *EU* insisting on this. Personally I think Boris et al should just tell them that because of the Good Friday...
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    Yeah true but that's not me. If it's a pest...

    Yeah true but that's not me.

    If it's a pest and not an endangered species, *and* you can kill it cleanly * quickly, go for it.

    If not, then I'm opposed. That's why I have no problems with...
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    Wrong. Some people take this as a badge of honour...

    Wrong. Some people take this as a badge of honour and relish the attention they get. Gordon is a classic example.

    What I'd *probably* do is edit/delete the contents of the post and replace it with...
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    Killing them humanely is fine. They shouldn't be...

    Killing them humanely is fine. They shouldn't be inside the house, agreed.

    Drowning them is not humane and isn't fine. Around here that would get you prosecuted and convicted on animal cruelty...
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    So - Australian citizenship, then? I floated...

    So - Australian citizenship, then?

    I floated the suggestion that we should declare Darwin & environs a special free trade/low tax zone and offer long-term visas leading to citizenship to the Hong...
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    As to the last, a Constitutional referendum here,...

    As to the last, a Constitutional referendum here, to be successful, has to achieve both an overall majority of voters and a majority of voters in a majority of States. This was done to prevent the...
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    Same as Zimbabwe - blame the (long gone now)...

    Same as Zimbabwe - blame the (long gone now) colonial exploiters for everything.

    PDW
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    You forgot to add 'the shareholders, and to hell...

    You forgot to add 'the shareholders, and to hell with everyone else and doubly so for the environment if we can get away with it'.

    PDW
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    That is utterly irrelevant. It's not about the...

    That is utterly irrelevant. It's not about the area of land, it's about the carrying capacity and the current resident population.

    I'm not going to bother with arguing this here. It's pointless...
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    Have to agree with that. Killing them quickly &...

    Have to agree with that. Killing them quickly & painlessly (as possible) is one thing.

    Drowning them is utterly unacceptable.

    As for relocating them, if it;s anything like our possums, it's a...
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    Hard to tell the difference in a lot of cases. ...

    Hard to tell the difference in a lot of cases.

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    Fortunately they'll have to deal with Indonesia...

    Fortunately they'll have to deal with Indonesia first to get clear sea lanes. Now Indonesia doesn't have a military to be worth talking about, but there's something like 300 million of them, mainly...
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    Before them it was the Japanese. They too found...

    Before them it was the Japanese. They too found that they couldn't take it with them.

    Now IMHO the Chinese are far worse to have as land owners here, without a doubt. There's a scandal running ATM...
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    But what on earth makes you think that $200K/head...

    But what on earth makes you think that $200K/head is anything close to an acceptable figure to the Greenlanders?

    If we were talking about the island I live on, I wouldn't even bother answering...
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    Followed in quick succession by "Them damn...

    Followed in quick succession by "Them damn foreigners with their untaxed automated factories are killing us - add a tariff (or 2)....."

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    I've had that exact argument with the 'open...

    I've had that exact argument with the 'open borders' let them all in brigade. When you start talking of orders of magnitude to them, either they get thoughtful and go away, or they segue into...
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