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  1. I'm certainly not disputing that there may be a bias in research funding from some (perhaps many) sources. But both sides of this argument have money. Climate scientists can get money from organisations who have a vested interest in disproving climate change. Yet we still see an overwhelming majority of climate scientists saying that same thing. The main people who voice a dissenting opinion are NOT climate scientists.
  2. Ah yes, the global conspiracy of highly paid climate scientists. Lucky us for the plucky band of billionnaires and oil barrons who courageously fought their lies on our behalf.
  3. Well done to those that finished. I pulled the pin at CP4 due to a calf injury coming up Nellie's Glen after 11 hours. Definitely my A race for next year.
  4. 74kg. This is my first shoe where there was no uneven wear. They still feel comfortable, but have evenly lost grip under my point of contact (midfoot) so are a bit iffy in the wet. They've seen me through training for 2018 Paris Marathon, and 2 ultras. Definitely a Hoka convert. Just started wearing my new replacements which I bought from Willie sometime last year.
  5. My Bondi 5's have lasted over 1000k.
  6. It was on a bunch of news outlets about 2 weeks ago: https://news.google.com/search?q=lucas heights&hl=en-AU&gl=AU&ceid=AU%3Aen
  7. There have been a number of nuclear accidents since Chernobyl. There was Japan, which not only polluted the local area, but involved a airborne material drifting toward Tokyo, and they have identified low level nuclear material in the water as far away as north america. Also a tunnel collapse at a reprocessing plant in the US which exposed a number of workers and discharged radioactive dust into the atmosphere. A French power plant discharged contaminated water into the local environment. And apparently ANSTO is a bit slack with the only nuclear facility we have here in Australia. Not exactly risk free.
  8. I misunderstood. I thought you were saying that those countries were majority nuclear power.
  9. Not true about Canada. Nuclear makes up only 14% of there electricity generation (2011 numbers, but no new nuclear power plants in that time). https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/www/pdf/publications/emmc/renewable_energy_e.pdf Not true for US either. Nuclear: 20%. Renewable: 17%. https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3 And looks like not true for Europe either: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Electricity_production,_consumption_and_market_overview#Electricity_generation In fact, from 2006 - 2016, Europe went from 29.4 % to 25.7 % from Nuclear, so it's actually reducing.
  10. Seems like where you see political correctness, I see a lack of respect calling someone by a derogatory name. I don't know if what you say is correct, but it sure as hell doesn't justify the previous name calling.
  11. Signed up for my first 100k.
  12. I've compared my 935 with OHR against my 910 with chest strap while running, and they were always within a few beats of each other. The OHR works great for me, but I have quite pale skin and white arm hairs. However, like someone said above, it's problematic on the road and tri bikes. I think it's the way my wrist is while riding (bent) compared to running (straight), that it gets light seepage that throws it off. For some reason I don't have the same problem on the mountain bike, but my wrist is in a more straight position it seems. The 935 is an awesome watch.
  13. So just like how the mining companies and banks work.
  14. I guess when you think about it, both the right and the left of politics is getting what they want: Dutton for PM. Double down by making Barnaby Deputy PM again, and maybe making Abbott the lib Deputy, and both sides will think it's Christmas. The only people being left out are those of us in the middle.
  15. You guys are hilarious. I'm not supporting Shorten, but I'm over Abbott running/ruining the country.
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