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  1. fliptopia

    What's on your mind?

    But, of course, people don't know what they don't know. Or what they should know.
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    What's on your mind?

    In this day and age of litigation it is a fair assumption that if a tour is running that it is OK to go. The tour guides are putting their own lives at risk and the insurance on them, their equipment and public liability should be enough of a deterrent to have the average non-volcanologist feeling reasonably confident.
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    I still can't think of anyone.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Thank you for articulating what I was thinking.
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    What a joke

    As far as I see it, there are benefits to the EU. They may or may not be outweighed by the problems. But while previously people seemed to be divided more along national/class/relgious lines, these days it's bitter divides on ideology and left vs right. With all the competing information and misinformation (especially when often both things that a person thinks of as one or the other just end up 2 sides of the same coin) I don't know how you go dismantling the system and getting a better system in place that you can get agreement on. With the USA and China out there economically and Russia on their doorstep, some sort of unifying body seems useful. Ideally you want an umbrella that doesn't require the people under it to be the one person. It's not that I defend what the EU is now in it's total scope, just a baby and bathwater thing.
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    What a joke

    History up til the formation of the EU has been very different from the current world.
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    What a joke

    I get what you're saying about it's not the only way to achieve what the EU achieves. Although I would say that the bible may be the only thing between some people and complete immorality even if it does fall short and ends up making other less moral... But I digress. I'm fine with another solution to do what the EU does but I don't think it will practically get there now. Too much to undo and too much angst over what any new system might entail. The Windows for radical changes like this may be past. The single currency and general ease for tourists to travel seem to be beneficial. Trade bargaining power and easy trade between EU nations are also good ideas. Obviously some of that doesn't fall in the favour of some people who have competing ideas on how these things should be run. That's outside the Kumbaya peace thing. You're right that there are probably better ways with less shitty oversight and ruling structure. I don't know what will get up now. If it falls apart, we'll you'll lose some things and gain some things. Some countries a lot more than others on both fronts. It's like how a Swiss army knife is a compromise tool for pretty much everything in it. But if you throw it out and all you have left is a screwdriver you might just miss the knife or maybe even the toothpick.
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    What a joke

    How could one tell from this far down the rabbit hole? Would the alternative deterrents be more or less effective and what else might they entail? It's these sort of questions that for me mean a straight yes or no is not so easy to give.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    I thought I was being fairly literal. But I like where logic took it.
  10. fliptopia

    What a joke

    I didn't think it was such a binary question. Or they no longer feel they understand your point. That can be for better or for worse. Clarification is good, no?
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    What a joke

    Do you have to have world war 3 to be worse off?
  12. fliptopia

    My leg and the last 2 months

    One foot in the grave that is immortalised in this thread
  13. fliptopia

    NSW / QLD fires

    Maybe... It smells like a camp-fire.
  14. fliptopia

    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I got one of the ozito drills to take up the tiles in the bathroom and it worked great for that and still gets used to break up concrete here and there... Never used it as a drill though...
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Everything gets reported more when it gets closer to Sydney. Sydney is to Australia what the USA is to the world. Or maybe it's the other way around...