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  1. 2 points
    Loving the Democrats inability to count votes. Methods 1 & 2 both failed on the night counting the Iowa caucuses and they had to resort to Chinese abacuses and coffee beans but still gave up. Whoever loses (which is most of them) is going to cry foul
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    It is a shame to see Steyn going around as a shadow of his former self. He is still better than most but nothing like the bloke who could pitch leg and hit the top of off at 150kms
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    The wife must have put some in the pot as well. The lack of a pre nup is surprising
  5. 1 point
    The after game greetings seems to have caught the attention of the ICC
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    Could not resist...................one fantastic movie!!
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    The Poms have left out Butler and Stokes and brought in Ali so it might be a little closer than originally anticipated
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    His first year of Craven Week he played for Nam, then we didn't think he was good enough so we sent him back to SA.
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    Born in Bulls country and went to school at Monnas in Krugersdorp.
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    Paul Willemse actually grew up and went to school in Tsumeb. Played for Nam at Craven week level. But I think you're correct he was born in SA.
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    Good song. Stevie was also one time lead singer of the Easybeats ("Friday on my mind") but wound up a hopeless junkie. Other members of the Easybeats (Harry Vanda and George Young) moved on to producing AC/DC albums with George being the brother of Angus and Malcolm.
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    Suze Demarchi was a local star and had some rock and roll boyfriends over the trip. I played footy with the bass player's brother but never met Eddie or any of the others
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    The movie would have been "The Club". Not a bad show for the time. The song could have be "Up There Cazaly" which still gets a run at every AFL Grand Final. Roy Cazaly was a high leaping ruckman in the early 20th century and the crowds used to shout "up there Cazaly" as he would jump for a AFL style mark. Australian soldiers used to yell out "up there Cazaly" as they would jump out of their trenches in WWII which solidified the legend around Cazaly
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    Ja I remember the Whenwes. I guess we have the same issues, when we were Suidwes.
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    Not quite correct. Although the UK did receive money through the Marshall Plan, they also only only finished paying off their war debt to the US in 2006
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    And they have been funding almost everything and everybody all over the world ever since. That is Trump’s big issue and one that is a big factor in this current issue of impeachment. Burden sharing. The USA is forever criticised and rubbished by everybody but they are the main funding source for all the international organisations. NATO had the USA as the single largest contributor for ages, and that was not only because of their large economy. They were proportionally the largest contributor as well. When Trump started bitching about the contributions of member countries (long before he even announced his running for President) none of the member countries, bar five IIRC, even contributed the agreed minimum. It was only when he threatened to withdraw that they stepped up. He bitched about the Paris agreement because it is an unfair and bullshit agreement. The biggest contributor once again? The USA. What’s more, it is an agreement with large monetary contributions with no punitive measures for not sticking by the agreement and the main culprits are the very same countries who are exempted from sticking to the rules. There are also no punitive measures for not paying the contributions. He bitched about NAFTA. Why? Because it was lopsided against the USA. They put together the USMCA which was equally benefiting to all three countries and which has now at last been signed. Why only now? Because the Dems were playing political games and kept themselves busy with fucking Trump instead of looking after the American people. He bitches about US-China trade. Why? Because, once again, it was lopsided against the USA. All of his issues are because of unfair shit. All he wants is for everybody to be treated fairly.
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    Trump does talk (tweet) a lot of shit but his actions to date (apart from the grabbing the odd pussy) have been pretty much the right calls. The Democrats are responsible for getting him elected by putting up Thunder Thighs as the alternative President. You can't blame the deplorables for going for the least worst option
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    It's a good thing Mata. Politics and religion should never be discussed between friends. All the grumpy old guys on here will still remember the 2 rules laid down in stone in 'MENS' bars back in the day. No Politics or Religion
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    While factors worldwide, can and do affect the SA economy, the main problem starts at home.
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    The clue is in the name - United States. It only exists because of the rules around the electoral college system and equal senate representation for all states. The smaller states refused to join the union until their interests were protected by a voting system that prevented them getting steamrolled by the larger states. As such the popular vote has always been irrelevant and for Hilary and her ilk to run that argument is poor form indeed (to be expected by a born to rule type like her). The deplorables will be waiting at the ballot box again in November for her or her proxy.
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    Because the democrats are battling to find a decent candidate does not elevate Trump in any way Vlag. An isolationist American president is not good for the world. America does not live in a vacuum. They affect everything in the world and we in SA particularly are feeling his jumping up and down and nosiy presidency. You may not feel it in the UK. I liken the Democrat breakdown after the Hilary loss (who by the way won the popular vote) to the shit we have with the DA breakdown. That leaves the people in power very dangerous in their power and that certainly applies to Trump.
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    An excellent piece - "The IMF is warning that “global economies” will contract by $455 billion next year due to the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S., China, the EU and to a lesser extent, Japan. President Trump will cost the “Global Economy” $455 billion…. because that money will be transferring back to the America First economy. That’s what happens as MAGAnomics reverses the IMF trade (wealth distribution) model. China and the EU have devalued their currency in an effort to block the impacts from President Trump and the ‘America First’ trade policy. Because those currencies are pegged against the dollar, the resulting effect is a rising dollar value. In essence, the globalist IMF is now blaming President Trump for having a strong economy that forces international competition to devalue their currency. In the bigger picture is why President Trump is the most transformative economic President in the last 75 years. The post-WWII Marshall Plan was set up to allow Europe and Asia to place tariffs on exported American industrial products. Those tariffs were used by the EU and Japan to rebuild their infrastructure after a devastating war. However, there was never a built in mechanism to end the tariffs…. until President Trump came along and said: “it’s over”! After about 20 years (+/-), say 1970 to be fair, the EU and Japan received enough money to rebuild. But instead of ending the one-way payment system, Asia and the EU sought to keep going and build their economies larger than the U.S. Additionally, the U.S. was carrying the cost of protecting the EU (via NATO) and Japan with our military. The EU and Japan didn’t need to spend a dime on defense because the U.S. essentially took over that role. But that military role, just like the tariffs, never ended. Again, until Trump. The U.S. economy was the host for around 50 years of parasitic wealth exfiltration, or as most would say “distribution”. The term *exfiltration* better highlights that American citizens paid higher prices for stuff, and paid higher taxes within the overall economic scheme, than was needed. President Trump is the first and only president who said: “enough”, and prior politicians who didn’t stop the process were “stupid” etc. etc. Obviously, he is 100% correct. For the past 30 years the U.S. was a sucker to keep letting the process remain in place while we lost our manufacturing base to overseas incentives. The investment process from Wall Street (removal of Glass-Stegal) only made the process much more severe and faster. Wall Street was now investing in companies whose best bet (higher profit return) was to pour money overseas. This process created the “Rust Belt”, and damn near destroyed the aggregate manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, putting ‘America First’ is now also against the interests of the multinationals on Wall Street; so President Trump has to fight adverse economic opponents on multiple fronts…. and their purchased mercenary army we know as DC politicians. No-one, ever, could take on all these interests. Think about it… The EU, Asia, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, China, Russia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Iran, U.S. Congress, Democrats, U.S. Senate, Wall Street, the Big Club, Lobbyists, Hollywood, Corporate Media (foreign and domestic), and the ankle-biters in Never Trump…. All of these financial interests are aligned against Main Street USA and against President Trump. Name one individual who could take them on simultaneously and still be winning so much for America."
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    Might be time for Faf to pack it in. Not contributing with the bat and seems to be losing the plot with the captaincy. Should have opened with KG last Test and spreading the field for numbers 10 & 11 for an extended period was madness. Not helped by injury (Markram), half fit players (Vern), dumb suspensions and any number of Kolpaks who would be better than most of the current bunch but still time to let Quinny or Markram have a crack
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    My question is this: How the fuck did the ancient Greeks know that the ANC was on its way?
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    Driver gets pulled over by a cop, "What's your name sir?" "PPPPPPPPPeter" "Sorry sir do you have a stutter?" "No but my father did and the clerk at Home Affairs was a doos."
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    I'm not sure the Russians would have given their best effort in building a Nuke in faraway SA. Cutting corners to economically benefit some poluticians comes to mind.
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    Good stuff Don.
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    For his batting. The Poms can't get him out
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    To be fair we have come a long way since Soviet era reactors but we are still dealing with planning stupidity like building reactors impervious to every natural phenomena except flooding from the nearby ocean in a known tsunami zone (FFS tsunami is a Japanese word).
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    but not necessarily from Russia...........
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    I always have an eye on this place.
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    There is a big uptake of solar panels here (myself included). There is however now a structural problem with the grid hereby there is too many people like me now feeding excess power back into the grid which somehow cannot cope with it. This now requires a costly engineering fix. Both state and federal governments here have heavily subsidized the cost of installing solar panels (I got a rebate of around $AUD4,000 to reduce the cost to $AUD5,250 for 23 panels including micro inverters for each panel) but no one has thought about the long term impact on the grid. You can't make this shit up.
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    What is the new M-Net Movies Pop Up Channel M-Net Movies Blackout all about? The M-Net Movies Blackout Channel is a Pop Up channel that celebrates the amazing contribution of mainstream African American talent to the Hollywood film industry. It coincides with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), an annual international event that showcases entertainment content made by and about people of African descent. imagine if the opposite occurred
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    I have other views on green technology. The cheapest electricity generator is probably nuclear.
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    Give that man a Bell’s Double Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains REFUSES to serve vegan food at his £120-a-head restaurant because it is 'a rip-off'
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    Michael Clarke and his wife have separated which is not remarkable and disappointing for them as couple. What is interesting is that they are chopping up $AUD40 million (R400 million). Clarke was well paid for a long time but I am surprised that it got to that much even allowing for surging Sydney property prices. The other surprising thing is the apparent absence of a binding financial agreement (pre nup) which someone like Clarke with this high profile relationships (see Lara Bingle) should be contemplating
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    I think he missed a trick, he should have had a roof rack. https://www.enca.com/news/bela-bela-taxi-crams-58-schoolchildren
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