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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By smartcooky
Must be the collective term for bigfoots, like "A...

Must be the collective term for bigfoots, like "A flock of seagulls", "A murder of crows" or "A parliament of owls".

This would be "A trove of bigfoots"
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 41,715
Posted By smartcooky
Raphael Warnock wins Georgia

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2022/dec/06/georgia-runoff-election-raphael-warnock-herschel-walker-senate-vote-latest

I have only two comments to make about this result

1. Almost 50%...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 503
Posted By smartcooky
Not really a novel, but still my favorite opening...

Not really a novel, but still my favorite opening lines of any book...

"The Treaty of Versailles, signed in June 1919, was intended to end German military aviation for ever. The Air Force was...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 225
Posted By smartcooky
"And on far off Earth, Dr Carlisle Perera had as...

"And on far off Earth, Dr Carlisle Perera had as yet told no-one how he had woken from his restless sleep with the message from his subconscious still echoing in his brain:
The Ramans do everything...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,807
Posted By smartcooky
Its taken you seven years to realize this? Most...

Its taken you seven years to realize this? Most of us who live over here in the real world knew he was not fit for office in 2015 when he announced!!

In November 2016, the American voters were...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 60,002
Posted By smartcooky
Not to even mention the fact that Kevin...

Not to even mention the fact that Kevin "Spineless" McCarthy and his fellow Republicans did nothing about the 21 Republican House scumbags who voted against awarding those congressional medals to the...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,807
Posted By smartcooky
Joe Biden is a 77 year old who is slowly losing...

Joe Biden is a 77 year old who is slowly losing his marbles, but is otherwise a very nice old guy with a pleasant demeanor... I man that I would be happy to have at our Christmas dinner table.
...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,807
Posted By smartcooky
Ok... There you go! You do...

Ok...



There you go!


You do know that you have to be on the voting roll in order to vote, right? I mean, you know that you can't not be on the roll, and just rock up to a polling booth on...
Forum: USA Politics 5th December 2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,807
Posted By smartcooky
This is a load of crap. Republicans had...

This is a load of crap.

Republicans had ample opportunity to encourage mail in voting, and early voting among their own supporters... instead, they chose to spit the dummy and go full-on unfounded...
Forum: USA Politics 5th December 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,807
Posted By smartcooky
But they can't move on! Why do I say that?...

But they can't move on!

Why do I say that? Because they rely on the "fascist" caucus (Taylor-Greene, Gosar, Boebert, Paul, Jordan et al). If The Fat Orange Turd pulled the plug and formed his own...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By smartcooky
Reminds me of that " secret women's business"...

Reminds me of that " secret women's business" (You'll know the country where that crap was swallowed whole by some gullible politicians)
Forum: USA Politics 5th December 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,807
Posted By smartcooky
Yup, and that is not a loaded question either. ...

Yup, and that is not a loaded question either.

Anyone failing to answer the question marked in red above with an unequivocal and unconditional "no" is a fascist who supports authoritarian...
Forum: USA Politics 5th December 2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,807
Posted By smartcooky
What have we heard from Republicans about this?...

What have we heard from Republicans about this? Crickets from most of them.

If Obama had made that statement, Congress would be splattered with the brain matter of Republican Congress-critters as...
Forum: USA Politics 4th December 2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
But of course, if you listen to certain members...

But of course, if you listen to certain members of this forum, there is totally NO right-wing terrorism in 'murica!! :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th December 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 743
Posted By smartcooky
Is that a typo!! Well this one was...

Is that a typo!!



Well this one was only a couple of letters out... it had faecal consequences


EDIT; Vlad needs to change his name.... to "Poohtin"
Forum: Trials and Errors 4th December 2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 130,210
Posted By smartcooky
Yup. It doesn't take a functioning brain to...

Yup. It doesn't take a functioning brain to realize the fact that people like Epstein cloak their misdeeds and wrongdoings under cover (or more appropriately in this case, behind a front) of...
Forum: Trials and Errors 4th December 2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 130,210
Posted By smartcooky
Over there in Fantasyland, every client of...

Over there in Fantasyland, every client of Maxwell and Epstein who had sex with under-aged or trafficked girls would be charged, prosecuted, found guilty and sentenced to long jail terms, but over...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd December 2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 60,031
Posted By smartcooky
It's fairly well understood now (well at least,...

It's fairly well understood now (well at least, to anyone who has a functioning brain) that there is nothing magic about a bullet that travels in what is effectively a straight line though one...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd December 2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
I, for one, have zero doubt that people such as...

I, for one, have zero doubt that people such as Boebert, Taylor-Greene, Gosar, DeSantis and others of their ilk KNOW that their vile rhetoric leads to violence. You can draw a straight line between...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By smartcooky
As I said, I'm reading between the lines ...

As I said, I'm reading between the lines

While I agree with everything you say here about ensuring something like this does not happen again (and in that, you are simply repeating the ultimate aim...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By smartcooky
I'm reading between the lines... did you watch...

I'm reading between the lines... did you watch the video, and understand it?

Mr Browne laid out horizontal separation rules for display flying at air shows...

1. the slower aircraft (bombers)...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By smartcooky
NTSB Preliminary Report is out...

.. and they are laying the blame squarely on the Air Boss for giving un-briefed dangerous instructions to both the bombers and the fighters to cross into display corridors that were not assigned to....
Forum: Trials and Errors 1st December 2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,413
Posted By smartcooky
But doesn't the US specifically separate Church...

But doesn't the US specifically separate Church and State?
Forum: USA Politics 30th November 2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kofbct3kd0xq3e9/ThumbsUp...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kofbct3kd0xq3e9/ThumbsUp-Wayne.gif?raw=1
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th November 2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 120,694
Posted By smartcooky
To be fair, when someone posts a link, I would...

To be fair, when someone posts a link, I would prefer to listen to, watch or read the content of the link myself first, and then discuss what's in it. There is little I find more bloody annoying than...
Forum: Trials and Errors 30th November 2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By smartcooky
According to how I read it, it wasn't a bullet...

According to how I read it, it wasn't a bullet casing, it was a complete unspent cartridge that had been cycled through his weapon (presumably identified by ejector marks), and it was found between...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th November 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,795
Posted By smartcooky
Apt name by the sounds of it!

Apt name by the sounds of it!
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 29th November 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,936
Posted By smartcooky
FTFY

FTFY
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th November 2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By smartcooky
They don't show a sudden nose-down pitching of...

They don't show a sudden nose-down pitching of the P-63 either.

In the original article I posted, an alleged "expert" said "I cannot clearly see the drone. What I see is the P-63 in a steep...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 29th November 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,936
Posted By smartcooky
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Forum: USA Politics 29th November 2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
That "whackadoodle right" you speak of includes...

That "whackadoodle right" you speak of includes Ron DeSantis, another "Trump", but one who is far more intelligent and far more capable and has a very good chance of becoming the next POTUS... he has...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 28th November 2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 60,031
Posted By smartcooky
They're in on the conspiracy. Anyone who doesn't...

They're in on the conspiracy. Anyone who doesn't believe my 79 shooter*, 2557 bullet, 360 crossfire scenario must be in on the conspiracy...

++ asks ++ - "This is how conspiracy theories work,...
Forum: USA Politics 28th November 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
In political terms, hate directed towards the...

In political terms, hate directed towards the LGBTQ community comes all but exclusively from Republicans and the far right, and as a result of their actions. When mainstream politicians start making...
Forum: USA Politics 28th November 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
I would consider it "victim blaming" (i.e. a form...

I would consider it "victim blaming" (i.e. a form of mistreatment) to apportion ANY blame, no matter how small, to the victims of a mass shooting for what happened to them, because of who they are......
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th November 2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By smartcooky
Could a drone have been partially to blame for this accident?

I don't think so, although video evidence appears to show the P-63 striking an object before pitching down and colliding with the B-17.
...
Forum: USA Politics 28th November 2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
:bigclap An excellent question, but...

:bigclap



An excellent question, but unfortunately, one to which you will never get an honest answer.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 28th November 2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 60,031
Posted By smartcooky
Hey, whaddabout the shooter in the Dal-Tex...

Hey, whaddabout the shooter in the Dal-Tex building? Whaddabout the shooter on the roof of Dallas Police HQ building? Whaddabout the shooter hiding in the storm drain on Elm Street? Whaddabout the...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 28th November 2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,936
Posted By smartcooky
Your "glowing orange hole" is a glare-reflection...

Your "glowing orange hole" is a glare-reflection of the morning sun off the nose radome of the airliner.



Note the shape of the shadow on the left side of your entry photo... its the shadow of...
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
If its not mainstream, then how is it that 37 GOP...

If its not mainstream, then how is it that 37 GOP senators voted AGAINST the The Respect for Marriage Act?

If its not mainstream, then how is it that Boebert and Taylor-Greene have both advocated...
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
I give you Larry Craig - a former US Senator for...

I give you Larry Craig - a former US Senator for Idaho... a Republican (quelle surprise)





This part bears repeating for the ignorant among us...

"You can draw a straight line from the...
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 2,966
Posted By smartcooky
Pure speculation. You have no evidence of this! ...

Pure speculation. You have no evidence of this!

(this doesn't mean I don't agree with you or think you are wrong, its just that you are making a statement, claiming it to be fact, when have no...
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
Exactly, especially for one of our members!

Exactly, especially for one of our members!
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th November 2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,393
Posted By smartcooky
Agree. This is applies to both arguments the OP...

Agree. This is applies to both arguments the OP references

"I find it incredible that Shakespeare could have written those plays given that he was too poor to receive a proper education"

"I...
Forum: USA Politics 26th November 2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 12,840
Posted By smartcooky
Translation: You don't care about it - you give...

Translation: You don't care about it - you give it a pass so long as your tribe are not the ones on the receiving end!



100% nailed it

This is exactly the same as those who, after a bunch of...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 26th November 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 729
Posted By smartcooky
Yep it does, but that is configurable in Tools >...

Yep it does, but that is configurable in Tools > Options > Server Settings

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8kgzohzc951z3ch/checkbox.png?raw=1 Leave messages on server...
Forum: Trials and Errors 26th November 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,413
Posted By smartcooky
I, for one, have no problem with holding every...

I, for one, have no problem with holding every member of this cult accountable for the murder of one member if it can be shown it was the cult's shared belief system that directly resulted in the...
Forum: Trials and Errors 26th November 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,413
Posted By smartcooky
What most USAians don't get is that Australia...

What most USAians don't get is that Australia (and New Zealand) do not have "degrees" of murder... there is no 1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, felony murder, negligent homicide etc. We only have...
Forum: Trials and Errors 26th November 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,413
Posted By smartcooky
Because if I understand Australian Law (which is...

Because if I understand Australian Law (which is very similar to New Zealand Law in this regard) correctly, if the prosecutors can show that you knew, or should have known, that your actions could...
Forum: USA Politics 26th November 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 2,966
Posted By smartcooky
:boggled:

:boggled:
Forum: Trials and Errors 26th November 2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,413
Posted By smartcooky
It is, and Samson knows it. It's not a sin of...

It is, and Samson knows it. It's not a sin of omission, its a crime of omission. Its under Section 150A of the Crimes act, 1961

Duty of parent or guardian to provide necessaries and protect from...
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