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Re: The COVID Ridiculousness Thread
« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2021, 11:18:18 am »
The issue with companies like John Deere also exists in Australia. Farmers want the right to modify or repair their tractors themselves or take them to a local mechanic, rather than having to use a certified one.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-19/right-to-repair-tractors-taken-up-by-the-accc/12156196

"The 'right to repair' movement has finally bent the ear of Australia's competition and consumer watchdog, the ACCC, in its pleas to be able to fix their own farm equipment.
An ACCC inquiry will examine whether international tractor manufacturers are failing Australian farmers who want access to software tools and parts to repair their own machinery."

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Re: The COVID Ridiculousness Thread
« Reply #126 on: December 06, 2021, 11:22:04 am »
Y'know, reading through this has got me thinking I should spend more time here. This has all been refreshingly apolitical. Doesn't seem there's many places left on the internet where that's the case.

Still here, just quieter

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Re: The COVID Ridiculousness Thread
« Reply #127 on: December 06, 2021, 11:27:34 am »
It has to be apolitical. We can't talk about politics.

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Re: The COVID Ridiculousness Thread
« Reply #128 on: December 06, 2021, 08:09:44 pm »
Y'know, reading through this has got me thinking I should spend more time here. This has all been refreshingly apolitical. Doesn't seem there's many places left on the internet where that's the case.



Oh My yessssss...

There are SO many other things to complain about besides politics!
Shoot I will complain about the weather too!

California now has four seasons, draught, earthquake, fire, and mudslides.

That has extended up into the Pacific Northwest, who thought that Portland Oregon, Seattle Washington, and Vancouver B.C. rainforests would end up being on fire?

Then there are the OZ fireseasons to complain about
and it seems Japan and SE Asia are having historic monsoons, floods and mudslides on a regular basis.

On the bright side, with all the attention to hand washing, sanitizing, and wearing masks, colds and influenza are at an historic low ( amongst those who are bright enough to follow directions) . Except for funky jab side effects and normal allergies I have not had any of the usual seasonal "bugs" in the last two years...

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Re: The COVID Ridiculousness Thread
« Reply #129 on: December 18, 2021, 04:31:36 pm »
Y'know, reading through this has got me thinking I should spend more time here. This has all been refreshingly apolitical. Doesn't seem there's many places left on the internet where that's the case.


It has to be apolitical. We can't talk about politics.

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Re: The COVID Ridiculousness Thread
« Reply #130 on: December 18, 2021, 05:00:02 pm »
Y'know, reading through this has got me thinking I should spend more time here. This has all been refreshingly apolitical. Doesn't seem there's many places left on the internet where that's the case.


It has to be apolitical. We can't talk about politics.

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And you have Moderator rights......... Jeez!  ::) shakes head! :P

Me thinks we need to institute an annual moderator re-certification process  ::)  ;D