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    Oligarchy - a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution

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    From Stangarchy Laurel and Oligarchy Hardy entertaining comedy duo

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    How often does that come up? What do yo call it when one of them leaves?
     
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    Effocracy

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    Anteorbital - Referring to the period before orbit is achieved.

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    Are the rocket thrusters then Proorbital OR is that opposite to the other - Anti

    So we have
    Ante - before
    Orbit
    Post - when it falls from the sky

    So why not Preorbital?

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    Preorbital is an anatomy term.

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    Post-progressive - a type of rock music distinguished from vintage progressive rock styles, specifically 1970s prog. Post-progressive draws upon newer developments in popular music and the avant-garde since the mid 1970s. It especially draws from ethnic musics and minimalism, elements which were new to rock music. It is different from neo-progressive rock in that neo-prog pastiches 1970s prog, while "post-progressive" identifies progressive rock music that stems from sources other than prog.

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  14. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    So we fire the retro-rockets to de-orbit? Or dis-orbit? or un-orbit?
     
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    Like the term retro rockets

    Like you are using up the rockets you have had stored since the 60's

    Can't we use modern rockets to get with it and come down to earth?

    "Capsule to Houston we are going to non orbit now"

    "Rodger capsule. See you on the ground"

    "Err Houston we are aiming for the ocean. Is there something you want to tell us?"

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    "The earth moved."
    -- astronaut's excuse for missing the designated landing area.
     
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    tumbril
    ˈtʌmbr(ə)l,ˈtʌmbrɪl/
    noun
    historical
    noun: tumbrel
    1. an open cart that tilted backwards to empty out its load, in particular one used to convey condemned prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution.
      • a two-wheeled covered cart which carried tools or ammunition for an army

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    tumbrel used by columnist to express how deep in brown stuff Australian Prime Minister is being carried by a tumbrel, one used to convey condemned prisoners to the guillotine, if not to the guillotine a big defeat next election

    Columnists Andrew Bolt and photo NT News newspaper Darwin NT 20 August 2018

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    We all have the ability to perish, perish the thought

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    Funny how perishable food is better for you than the immortal stuff.
     

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