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Where has everyone gone
« on: April 11, 2010, 10:47:30 AM »
I come back from holiday and nobody has posted anything. Has anything happened whilst i was away, like a WAR?
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 03:36:31 AM »
Lot's of Wars going on around the World Splinter, trouble is it's British,Canadian,Australian and US Soldiers being killed and they are not fighting for Peace in their own country, which is maybe  where they should be to fight these people killing innocent people with human bombs.  Sorry about the ranting, we now have lovely sunshine in Canuck land, I can sit on my balcony in the warmth smoking my pipe.  8)  Smiffy
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 09:03:27 AM »
We are just having another pre-winter storm 100km plus winds, the rain is very welcome, its school hols here in Oz, had an interesting couple of weeks with our weather, the rain kills the bush fire worry. My Easter was quite, and had a couple of trips with our caravan, and not in radio range to get on the net.
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 06:14:39 AM »
I come back from holiday and nobody has posted anything. Has anything happened whilst i was away, like a WAR?

Just as I came on to say, "Where has everyone gone" and you beat me to it.

Well, apart from having the side of my car crumpled by our neighbour's ute as we both rounded the same bend on our narrow road, nothing!  It had to happen. We've had so many close shaves over the years that it would have been a miracle if we hadn't had a bingle eventually. Fortunately, neither of us were haring along. No damage to his ute, just my car.   Way it goes.  At least no-one was hurt.

Glad I kept off the roads at Easter.  There was one fatality on the highway not far from here.

Hope everyone else kept safe.

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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 10:05:32 AM »
Sorry for not participating for the past couple of months - crazy busy - but I do glance at the forum a few times a week to make sure no inappropriate content, so it's always marvelous when kind regulars keep the thing ticking over, and especially good to see some newcomers.

Splinter - I have managed to scan the photos and documents you kindly dropped through the door, so will try to get them posted on the site soon.
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 01:51:07 PM »
Cheers Mike. Hope it will be of some interest to my friends on this site.
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 04:40:42 PM »
Everybodys gone again. It`s like the Mary Celeste.
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 02:07:28 AM »
Everybodys gone again. It`s like the Mary Celeste.

I'm here, it's just that I don't have anything interesting to report. 
We in OZ have been watching your election with interest.  Amazing to see that a party that wins will not be in power.  I know we complain about our preferences system of voting, but it does seem better than a hung parliament.  That Clegg person seems to be enjoying the limelight.  We had that here in WA at our state election when one of the minor parties held the casting vote, the leader of that party got really 'up himself'.
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 06:32:23 AM »
Cheers Mike. Hope it will be of some interest to my friends on this site.

Looking forward to seeing the photos, Splinter.

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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 06:44:21 AM »
 
We in OZ have been watching your election with interest.  Amazing to see that a party that wins will not be in power. 

But, isn't there another way of looking at it i.e. if one party gets 49% of the votes and  another party gets 20% and the third party gets 31% (hope my arithmetic is right here!), doesn't that mean more people have voted not to have the party that got the 49%?  So, strictly speaking, less people  want to see that party in power.  If you see what I mean!

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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 10:45:33 AM »
 
We in OZ have been watching your election with interest.  Amazing to see that a party that wins will not be in power. 

But, isn't there another way of looking at it i.e. if one party gets 49% of the votes and  another party gets 20% and the third party gets 31% (hope my arithmetic is right here!), doesn't that mean more people have voted not to have the party that got the 49%?  So, strictly speaking, less people  want to see that party in power.  If you see what I mean!

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I thinhk it actually means that 20% of the people didn't want the 31% in power, and caused a problem by voting for the 20%, and causing a hung parliament.  In the UK, I think that the majority didn't want labour back, and the liberals had done a good job and converted a lot of the previous labour voters.  They should have voted for the Tories, if they didn't want Labour.

BTW Mike, why do my comments keep disappearing as I type?
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 04:06:19 PM »
Pauline your coments are comming over as a quote. OK hear i go. There are Approx 40 Million people allowed to vote for many parties. If one gets in most people did not vote for them but A majority did. ( you cant please all of the people all of the time) Nobody in the last 70 years has more than 50% Of the vote so all parties are running this place on a voting minority, my attitude is that if you win you win and a small party should not be able to hold the country to ransom to help other monority parties hold power, this is a week goverment which will cause another election in less than a year and all efforts to get the country back on its feet will go to the wall. So all of you in Oz move over i might be coming!!!!
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 10:15:38 PM »
My God as i was writing the last bit Gorden Brown must of been on this site could not stand losing me to Oz and promptly Retired. Well thats politics for you.
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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 11:10:22 PM »
 
We in OZ have been watching your election with interest.  Amazing to see that a party that wins will not be in power. 

But, isn't there another way of looking at it i.e. if one party gets 49% of the votes and  another party gets 20% and the third party gets 31% (hope my arithmetic is right here!), doesn't that mean more people have voted not to have the party that got the 49%?  So, strictly speaking, less people  want to see that party in power.  If you see what I mean!

Bren





I thinhk it actually means that 20% of the people didn't want the 31% in power, and caused a problem by voting for the 20%, and causing a hung parliament.  In the UK, I think that the majority didn't want labour back, and the liberals had done a good job and converted a lot of the previous labour voters.  They should have voted for the Tories, if they didn't want Labour.

BTW Mike, why do my comments keep disappearing as I type?

Yep  - all different ways of looking at the same thing.

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Re: Where has everyone gone
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2010, 10:39:19 PM »
I see everybodies gone again. It`s got to be the football. Or has WW3 started, i go away working for a few days and alls gone quite. Hope you are all OK ????
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