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Topic: Hobart Royal Regatta
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 6:17:07 PM
They have beer in Tasmania.

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Topic: The Orangeburg Massacre (1968)
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 9:24:09 AM
In this example mother deprived her child of any future.

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Topic: The Orangeburg Massacre (1968)
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:10:55 AM
One of the injured was a pregnant woman...

I do not understand why woman who was pregnant at that time took part in the demonstration.
Either she did not value the life of her unborn child exposing it to the eventual danger, or she was used as a 'human shield'.

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Topic: braggadocio
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 7:57:16 AM
Delusions of Grandeur.
The earliest mental change, after carelessness in appearance and habits, is a boastful vanity, - which renders the individual ridiculous - mere lying is followed by the wildest Munchausen braggadocio.

Source: A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence with special reference to Diseases And Injuries Of The Nervous System by Allan McLane Hamilton, M.D. One of the Consulting Physicians to the Insane Asylums of New York City

Published by New York: E.B. Treat & Company, 241-243 West Street, Chicago: R.C. Treat, 199 Clark Street

1898 Year

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Topic: Simple Machines
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:33:10 AM
JustKen wrote:
The wedge and screw are both examples of inclined planes. The pulley is an example of a wheel. Thus, in my opinion, there are just three simple machines: lever, wheel, inclined plane.

Hi there,
interesting observation.

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Topic: Simple Machines
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:42:16 AM
As to Heron of Alexandria, he described something remarkable.
Heron of Alexandria gave account of an instrument that was intended to determine lengths from distance and extensively used on aqueduct building projects and by astronomers. He cited words used by undisclosed writer: "you will see these things in advance with your dioptra". The dioptra was described as a mechanical implement with which the geometers used to asses with precision the measure of battlements from a distance.

Word used by Heron of Alexandria to describe it was Διοπτῆρα meaning scout, spy, inspector

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Topic: Simple Machines
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:10:19 AM
Polybius, writing on the Roman siege of Syracuse (Sicily), stated: "a single soul can be more effective in some instances than a whole multitude of hands". The city of Syracuse was alone while facing many Romans.
The word Ἀνυστικωτέρα was used by Polybius to describe: very productive.
Another word used by Polybius while referring to Archimedes, was Ἐμβελές meaning "within missile-range".
According to Polybius, Archimedes prepared machines for every distance within missile-range, so "damaging from afar those who were sailing in with the more powerful and large stone-throwers and catapults; and when these shot too high, with the smaller ones".

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Topic: fritter
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:27:20 AM
When the only available asset is the matrimonial home, the following interesting line of authority that goes back to Martin v Martin [1977] EWCA Civ 777 says:
"A spouse cannot be allowed to fritter away the assets by extravagant living or reckless expenditure and then to claim as great a share of what was left as he would have been entitled to if he had behaved reasonably".

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Topic: Waitangi Day
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:32:04 AM
The Treaty of Waitangi may be deemed as the beginning of the intercultural-justice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Before, Tikanga Māori ruled predominantly. Tikanga Māori may be described as 'Māori law and custom'. That was the Māori way of doing things.

The surname of Jeremy Waldron has been cited as an author of a proposal that the international law doctrine of rebus sic stantibus could be used as a starting point for "reflection and reconsideration" on the possibility of the Treaty of Waitangi's obsolescence due to changes in circumstances. Regrettably I could not find the work entitled as "FW Guest Memorial Lacture 2005: The Half-Life of Treaties: Waitangi, Rebus Sic Stantibus" ascribed to Jeremy Waldron.

For these of you interested, there is, for example, Māmari Stephens "Māori Law and Hart: A Brief Analysis" (2001) 32 VUWLR 853. This one exists, that is for sure.

"Jeremy spoken, spoken..." What a jam was that? Pearl.

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Topic: Repeated word
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:51:24 AM
You call that old spinster "Rose" by her name or your story is diluted diluted wine still lingering around?

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