NEWSFLASH: This is a model railroading newsgroup. Take your political
discussions elsewhere or take it to e-mail. No one here cares if your
country is insulted (unless it's about how they run railroads or manufacture
railroad models). No one here cares if you feel you must be the white
knight, freeing the world's oppressed.
People here care about model railroading. If you care about model
railroading, STOP TALKING POLITICS HERE!!! My god, there are thousands of
political newsgroups, websites, forums and blogs on the 'net. Why do you
people insist on turning r.m.r into one?
Give it a frickin' break, for pete's sake. This is the only
non-moderated, non-owned, unbiased place on the entire internet to talk
model railroading, and you and your political discussions are killing it.
Please, for the love of model railroading, stop it.
And if in the future, you see that someone is talking smack about your
country, send them an e-mail or, better yet, ignore it. You aren't going to
change their mind anymore than they are going to change yours. It's
pointless to post your politics here. It's like trying to talk sense into a
boulder, or hold back the tide with your bare hands. It's a total waste of
Paul A. Cutler III
r.m.r Deputy Sheriff
Weather Or No Go New Haven
Two?? I note four persons who have submitted multiple posts to this
heading. Human nature being what it is, I'm sure each one believes
that it is two of the remaining three that you have in mind. Thank
Absolutely: - I voted against Rob Muldoon but I accepted that his party
won a majority of the vote.
Roger Douglas is a slightly different matter - I voted for his party -
they did the opposite of that which they said they would do.
Whatever, NZ forces were in Vietnam slaughtering peasants and my taxes
were going towards paying for that crime - I was part of the NZ protest
against that action.
Good, something we can agree on. I've been arrested at one anti-Iraq war
demo, and monstered by the special branch at another. Don't you ever
*dare* suggest I'm complicit in, or support, Australia's involvement in
It most definitely didn't, but many of us stood up against him and made
our feelings known.
It's a lesson we needed to learn the hard way.
Just as I did when NZ took part in Vietnam, you took part in a
democratic process that elected your politicians.
My taxes were used (amongst other things) to send our military there,
yours pay for Aussies to oppress Iraqis.
NZ took part in Vietnam in _my_ name, Aussie takes part in Iraq in
It's a tough call! ;-)
If Iraq somehow managed to retaliate by bombing your city/town/outback
would you blame them?
Mark, you can in fact do this now by simply marking 1 on your house of reps
ticket. Its not illegal, nor is it a donkey vote. And, unlike the Senate
ticket, does it follow a predetmined course - i.e. 1-2-3-4... it simply
goves your 1 vote to your choice, and there it stops.
On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:11:08 +1200, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
What has metric to do with it? It's your brain that can't make the
transition regarding wire sizes. They've been in use since long
before 1974, Greg. If you didn't know the international wire gauges,
that's a personal problem not a global political issue.
On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:21:37 +1200, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
You got a valid reference for that 95% claim? There are millions of
miles of wire in New Zealand that uses the wire gauges. Even the
brand new CAT5 and telephone cable is AWG wire. Your computer is
full of it. Go ahead. Look at the tiny letters on the wire. Without
AWG wire, you'd be silenced forever over there.
If you put your little brain into gear you could divide 6 billion by 300
million and figure 5% all by yourself - the 95% is of course 100% - 5% 95%.
How would you figure that?
We export more electronics equipment to the USa than we import
electronis equipment from the USa.
We import electrical and electronics wire from around the world, pre
1985 generally from nations we exported to which was largely British
Commonwealth and Europe.
Britain of course had it's own unintelligible wire gauge standards (ie
not AWG) and Europe Metric.
Since 1985 we've bought such gear mostly from Asia as our traditional
suppliers became more expensive.
Wire in the real world is measured in millimetres2 - it may well equate
to AWG sizes (well Duhh!) but no-one uses such sizing terminology unless
of course they are selling to the USa.
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