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  1. GrandpaGrumble

    Should Donald Trump win Nobel Peace Prize ?

    Laughing at us in the sense of "Haha, pushed your buttons again". But yes, it's just as likely that he really does believe everything he posts, sadly.
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    Should Donald Trump win Nobel Peace Prize ?

    He responded to Toots's post with a Haha.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    FWIW it was the rightwing propaganda outlet 'Guido Fawkes'.
  4. GrandpaGrumble

    Should Donald Trump win Nobel Peace Prize ?

    I think the 'Haha' emojis are simmo's way of telling us that he's just winding us up and doesn't actually believe any of this rubbish.
  5. GrandpaGrumble

    Should Donald Trump win Nobel Peace Prize ?

    "Among the funniest jokes about democracy, said Hitler's Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, is that it gives its enemies the means to destroy it." John Keane, The Shortest History of Democracy, p.6
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    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    What a test match! The hubris of the premature declaration. Shamar Joseph bowling at 145 kph and taking 7 wickets - on a busted toe. The mini-drama of Head's king pair. Smith showing his genius again but couldn't get them over the line. The win in the end by a side who'd been written off as no hopers - the B team of a not very good A team.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    I leave the grinder out on the bench top next to the kettle and grind coffee when needed - results are collected in the grounds bin. Just need to top up the hopper every couple of days, and clean the burrs once or twice a year. A Baratza Encore, since you ask
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    I know no one will care but...........

    Assuming that's not a euphemism. As opposed to buying ground coffee? Yes, and yes it makes a big difference even with the very basic coffee maker (Aeropress) that I use.
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    Happy Xmas One and All ????

    Yes, it being hot at Christmas is one thing I'll never get used to. You're in a shop and it's all Jingle Bells and Let it Snow, then you go outside and it's 35 degrees with parrots. Can kind of see why some old folks do the 'Christmas in July' thing.
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    Nigel Farage for PM

    Shouldn't that be Walküre, with a W? Assuming you're talking about the Wagner opera.
  11. GrandpaGrumble

    UK - Australia Trade Deal 🇬🇧🇦🇺

    Good to see you using a credible source for once, but a more accurate summary would be "trade deal scuppered by both sides' farming lobby".
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    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    I was lucky enough to catch the last session of SA vs. QLD yesterday. Top quality and a dramatic finish with Khawaja bowled on 114, four runs short of winning. https://www.cricket.com.au/news/3774189/queensland-bulls-south-australia-redbacks-day-four-gabba-scores-report-highlights-mcandrew-khawaja-buckingham
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    What Are You Listening to Right Now?

    Jazz musician Carla Bley passed away a few days ago, aged 87. Here she is playing one of her best-known compositions, in a duet with her long term partner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkBU5aM_6zM
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    The Voice Referendum

    I think that's because the referendum was in response to the Uluru Statement, which includes the sentence: "We call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution."
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    The Voice Referendum

    That's true. I thought the whingeing about the ball change at the Oval was never going to end. https://www.sen.com.au/news/2023/07/31/staggering-former-australian-test-captains-baffled-by-controversial-ashes/ https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/the-ashes-2023-ashes-umpires-criticised-for-new-ball-decision-after-australias-top-order-collapse/283286d5-cb83-4800-9ae5-f31aed455c9c Though funnily enough there were no grumbles when the same thing happened at Headingley a couple of Tests earlier. https://wisden.com/series-stories/ashes-2023-3rd-test-headingley-aus-eng-4th-innings-chase-new-ball-change-swing