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  2. Oh no! Jerry's been driven to drink again! I had to read that to my darling wife. Such tortures are relatively new to her. A recent session like that had her switching the cam off, wandering around just within earshot in case somebody asked her something.... muttering obscenities to herself.... Reading the warning signs, I quickly trundled down to the local battleship and stocked up the wine rack. And you reminded me of all the wasted e-learning sessions that I had endured in my career. Real training was abandoned and outsourced to bods who had nil
  3. Yesterday
  4. What gets me is that despite Palmer offering nothing more than utter and complete BS, and prime marketing words ("trust"), with no substance, idiots continue to vote for him. I'm sure he picks on the disaffected who love being contrarian, and who'll vote for Palmer on the basis of, "that'll show the Libs and Labor how much we hate them". But the bottom line is, in todays political world, with deep divisions being sown on all sides, the Right/Left vote is always on a narrow balance, and it takes very few voters to swing it either way. I reckon Palmer is rat cunning enough
  5. Worse than ScoMo? Wouldn'ty have thought there would be that many. Abbott.. maybe.. but I think he was not worse (to say better is repugnant to my flawed logic)...
  6. Maybe you are just too discriminating. True story:- Driving along the Cape York highway (500k of corrugations) I crested a hill to see long skid marks, an oil trail and a sad almost new, hot lowered red Ford with it's front badly compacted. Fully expired. A couple of First World people stood folornly by. Knowing that there is always an extended family involved, I stopped and offered ONE a lift to town. "Nah, we won't be ready for quite a while. The others haven't caught the damn pig yet. Big BBQ tonite. You commin?" I know it isn't polite to turn down
  7. OK - Gripe Time! I sat through a 3 hour corporate training session today.. In my industry (Wanking, er.. I mean, banking).. in accordance with regulations, we have to sit through a minimum about of regulatory training every year so that we know what we are doing breaks the rules.. Well, not in my case, because my job is to try and stop them doing it. And, of course, it is a noble thing to ensure every year those that may consider bending the rules somewhat are reminded that there can be consequences if fellas like me are doing their job properly. But my grip
  8. So many to choose from!!
  9. One for the space and science thread?
  10. There has to be a knock-for-knock agreemant somewhere. One wouldn't expect a rich man to be throwing money away.
  11. I wonder into who's pocket Palmer's millions are pouring.
  12. Freedom of speech is one thing. .disproportionate usage of that based on your command of financial resources that drown out others right to be heard is quite another... Over 'ere, there is strict limits on political advertising spend - you can shout out on soap boxes all you like... Here is an interesting short vid...
  13. red750

    Quickies part 2

    ZEN TEACHINGS Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone. 2. Sex is like air. It’s not that important unless you aren’t getting any. 3. No one is listening until you pass wind. 4. Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else. 5. Never test the depth of the water with both feet. 6. If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments. 7. Before you criticize someone, you
  14. That is true, OME, as much as I want to argue against it. The problem is that due to the particular character and moral attributes generally required to amass vast amounts of moolah, those who both have money AND want to influence the electorate are not usually what I would consider a force for good. (Trump, Murdoch, Palmer, the Koch brothers...)
  15. Tonight we were watching Australia Day spectacular televised live from the Opera House when the Premier started speaking. Our innocent 6 year old grandkid asked for Fast Forward.
  16. Looks like the fridge, or refrigeration was attempted by several people who produced small prototypes, but it was Harrison who was able to produce machines that could produce commercial quantities of ice. https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Shipboard+refrigeration+and+the+beginnings+of+the+frozen+meat+trade.-a0146789200
  17. Palmer might be all sorts of things you don't like, but we all claim that freedom of speech is a Right of every citizen. If he has the Doe Ray Me to spend on his campaign, then why shouldn't he do that? If you had a roll that would choke Phar Lap, and had similar desires to influence the electorate, wouldn't you?
  18. That fat clown Palmer is at it early. I put on a Youtube video for my son this morning and that idiot came up in the first advertisement.
  19. Remember MrAbbott with his 6 or 8 Australian flags? And that Lurch Dutton beside him. At least Scummo is still number 2 in the race to worst PM in living memory.
  20. Did you know the refrigerator was an Aussie invention? Read the story here.
  21. Last week
  22. The last vestiges of a Scoundrel is to hide behind Patriotism.. He's flagging that there's more off the same coming. Someone should tell scotty that the UNION Jack was that disease going around Trades Hall Council a while back. Nev.
  23. At least he's only blowing his nose and not crapping on Australia, like he normally does..
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