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  1. As a Moderator I had to look into a complaint arising from a bit of back 'n' forth between two members on a topic. As a result of looking into that, and from what I have experienced here and elsewhere, I have formed the opinion that, although these forums allow people to express their deeply felt opinions in writing, the method fails to replace face-to-face discussion where tone of voice, and physical expression play a large part in carrying meaning. It is easy to get very strong in presenting one's opinions, to the extent that, in written format, they nearly reach the stage of th
    9 points
  2. I have a sour taste in my mouth. Today, a member facetiously told me to go ahead and ban him. So I did. Initially, I had informed him (I assume the gender) that complaints had been made about his tone in posts and that they lacked the decorum which, over the years, the members have established as their norm. Not more than an hour or so later he posted again in the same vein. What was a Moderator to do? The softly-softly approach clearly didn't work. The response to that was clearly contemptuous. So, in compliance with his childish comeback, I banned him from the site for a couple o
    8 points
  3. Let me join the chorus and say sorry you feel you need a break. OME felt the same, but came back after a break, hope you do the same. Your wise input will be missed.
    8 points
  4. Fliteright you are getting hysterical. The very essence of this case is that an employer had a duty of care to other employees and the residents in the aged care centre. That's the core of WH&S legislation, and that legislation, in my opinion, overrides privacy matters and Fair Work.
    8 points
  5. Octave has always shown great care in how he deals with a subject fairly. Like others have said, it would be hard to object to any of his posts and he has always contributed in a constructive way. Providing reasons for his views, if appropriate. It's sets a pretty high standard in my view.. Nev
    7 points
  6. This week I'm rearranging my garage. I wasn't happy with the new workbench being outside, and I know my Beloved would not be either, so I've unloaded all my steel shelving units and dumped everything on the "entertainment area". Another reason to do this was that the gyprock ceiling in the garage came away from the rafters and stopped the roller door from opening. So a handyman is coming tomorrow to redo the ceiling, and by moving everything out, he gets a better run at the job. My gas bar-b-que has seen better days. I found a reasonable one put out for the Council to pick up, so I
    7 points
  7. I was reading up on the Spanish 'flu epidemic of 1918. What struck me was the attitude of the leaders of day so closely resembled what we have seen over the last 18 mths of COVID-19. 1. Many leaders downplayed the Spanish 'flu as "just a little 'flu". 2. Many leaders failed to act promptly, and with firm measures, to limit the spread of the virus. "Too little, too late" in the decision-making, cost a lot of lives. 3. There was a general lack of awareness of how rapidly and easily the Spanish 'flu spread. 4. No medicines were available to counter the Spanish 'flu att
    7 points
  8. I confess. I once had my own "Bloody useless Trendy thing in my house". But after I divorced it, I refined my selection criteria, and now I'm a happy man.
    7 points
  9. I should be ashamed of myself. Here I am moaning about a miniscule rise in the pension, and don't see the forest for the trees. My wife has been in hospital for 9 weeks now. During that time she has had 24/7 nursing care. She has had major surgery lasting many hours. Each day she is visited by a specialist oncologist, and a specialist plastic surgeon. Twice each week she is anaesthetised for a procedure to clean he site of the surgery wound as well as having a special wound cleaning device attached. Today she will be getting a skin graft to assist in reconstructing the damaged woun
    7 points
  10. The missus has now been in hospital since midnight Wednesday. The doctor called this morning to say they were happy with the results of her blood test, but were continuing with her treatment, and she still rquires oxygen to assist her breathing.
    6 points
  11. Yeah, but he had some ripper insults. Heard today that part of the dodgy deal that the Libs had to make with their coal-lovin' colleagues to get their reluctant agreement to net zero in 2050 (Beetroot can't even say "target") - is to put Keith Shitt in cabinet. Yep that same deranged idiot who wants to pay a quarter trillion bucks to the fossil fuel industry. Kind of takes the gloss off your (new-found) green credentials when you reward a fervent denier with a portfolio.
    6 points
  12. In the past, just about all discussion was conducted in person and methods of control of discussions came down to brow beating or physical confrontation. This kept the cowards out of confrontation because they feared being taken to task physically, now they have the opportunity to express themselves as they would like without fear of physical reprisal. We see this with trolls who like to create havoc and attack people personally without contributing to a discussion. It's a dilemma for moderators as they have to determine whether to step in or let it go on and be worked out between those involv
    6 points
  13. Wait for it ..... 4x4 sur glace !! EXCELLENT !!._. A VOIR JUSQU.mp4
    6 points
  14. Only an idiot would not take precautions against an infectious disease especially one that for some people is fatal or debilitating.
    6 points
  15. Back to filling my day in lockdown. The weather here in Victoria is really getting us down. I don't know if it is the longest, coldest, wettest winter ever, but it feels like it. I guess partly because we usually get away for at least a couple of weeks in the middle, but being resticted to country Victoria there is little point. Just a couple of years ago we had a heatwave in September, nothing like that now. So I think many people are now quite depressed and have lost interest in life. I have lots of projects waiting in the shed but i stay inside by the wood fire until 10am, reading or watchi
    6 points
  16. I really don't get how anti-vaxxers/libertarians/whatever your label think that having to be vaccinated for certain jobs is in any way unfair or a breach of your rights. There are already heaps of things as an employer that you can't do at work. Generally being drunk or high is not allowed. But funnily enough I've never heard someone complaining to the media that this ban breaches their right to avoid sobriety.
    6 points
  17. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall when this final agreement was made between Scummo and Beetroot. I reckon there would have been a fair bit of "Look, don't worry mate, we don't need to actually DO anything - we just need to win the next election and to do that we have to pretend to have a plan." Listening to Dan Tehan on the radio tonight, they're already trying to sell the next big lie. He was all "We're the party who has consistently met our climate objectives - you can trust that our plan will work..." and I'm thinking "No, you're the party that has consistently oppos
    5 points
  18. Yes, but their 30-foot aluminium boat with twin 300HP motors on a 3-axle trailer, pulled by their Ford F250 Platinum, more than makes up for it.
    5 points
  19. A good decision ome. There's a line between a person's right to express their opinion and when it becomes malicious trolling.
    5 points
  20. There you go again FR, with your "Covid-BS" mantra. I've had it, and I'm fully vaxxed. My son and daughter have had it, both had their first shot, and booked in for their second. We are all still in quarantine. My wife has been in hospital on oxygen for four days with it. Unable to get vaxxed due to cancer chemotherapy, but was about to have her first shot this week. I spoke to her on the phone for a couple of minutes this morning. I asked how she was, and she said, "Not good." I guess you are entitled to your opinion, but please keep it to yourself.
    5 points
  21. This one is so old, you probably haven't heard it before. An Australian tour guide was showing a group of Americans tourist the top end. On there way to Kakadu, he was describing the abilities of the Aborigines to track man or beast over land, through the air, under the sea. The Americans were incredulous. Then later that day, the tour rounded a bend in the road. Lying in the middle of the roads an Aboriginal. He had one ear pressed to the white line whilst his left leg was held high in the air. The tour stopped and the guide and the tourists gathered around the pro
    5 points
  22. Peter, I totally understand your anger, frustration and worry. I wish I had the words to help you through all this, but I failed at eloquence all though my school years. We (your forum friends and probaby many others) are thinking of you. Stay in touch.
    5 points
  23. When was the last time the Nats supported farmers instead of coal miners? Some of their most ardent climate deniers have family interests in big coal mines.
    5 points
  24. There's good and bad in all races. There's a few crazy rightwing Nut Jobs in the US I wouldn't want a lot of. ASIO says they are more of a risk at the present time, but Morrison is deaf to that. So is Pauleen. THEY tried to get money from the NRA. THAT should have disbarred them from being a political Party here..Nev
    5 points
  25. Guys, this is a really great fourm. Unfortunately there are not many of us taking advantage of it. Many people have been missing out on the cameraderie that we have. I'm saddened to see one of us feeling so offended that they are leaving us. All of you have been important to me. In this age of social isolation this forum has been instrumental in holding up my personal self. (I' m not sure how to express that). All i can say is..... Thank you friends.
    5 points
  26. Octave I am very sorry to hear it. You have been a voice of reason and rationality.
    5 points
  27. octave We will Miss you, more than you realize, many thanks for your interesting words. spacesailor
    5 points
  28. "Preparing us for" is giving them more credit than is due. Looks like a plot to bully the states that have made an effort to keep a relatively Covic free situation in their respective states into rushing to OPEN UP whether they are ready or not. To me it's highly politicised which is a shameful revelation. Gambling with people's lives to hopefully win an election. NSW is now about the DOLLAR above all. and who is the hero, Perrottet or Sco Mo? We're ALL in THIS together? BS 400,000 immigrants? Where are they going to live.? and what about wages stagnation.? Brainfarts abound, The
    5 points
  29. There is nothing wrong with challenging ideas the problem comes when "I disagree with your opinion" becomes "I disagree with your opinion therefore you are an idiot" or whatever. There are people here I often disagree with but I have great respect for them if they can challenge the views of others with a polite and reasonable argument.
    5 points
  30. Oh, and the standard comeback for those who sneered at, or questioned our skills, abilities and qualifications, was - we were all Roads Scholars.
    5 points
  31. Roundabouts should essentially be flat, because vehicles are entering and leaving the roundabout, generally at four positions, sometimes even five, and with roads often at odd angles to each other. The problem is semitrailers which are high (up to 4.3M legally), and unstable. So any super-elevation (also known as "crossfall" to road engineers) on the actual roundabout, to counter the cornering forces of vehicles on the roundabout, is going to adversely affect vehicles leaving the roundabout. So a semitrailer turning left out of a roundabout that is super-elevated is goi
    5 points
  32. In the eyes of the LNP, she's got quadruple double demerit points. She's won the last three elections. The first one in 2015, she went to the election with nine seats after winning a couple of them in by-elections. At one stage they had only seven seats in parliament and there were jokes about them all sharing the Labor mini bus to parliament House. She needed to win 36 new seats to take government and pulled it off. It was a total humiliation for the LNP and they will never forgive her. She's Murdoch's enemy #1. Her current term is the first of the new fixed four year terms in Que
    5 points
  33. No, what spread was an absolute dickhead who got on a plane from NSW while positive, escaped from hotel quarantine and went to a supermarket in Bridgewater before going to a house. Now back in quarantine (better guarded) with a $3,000 fine. Moron. I have no idea why the airports can check your passports and boarding pass before letting you on the plane, but can't check that you have permission to travel to another state.
    5 points
  34. I don't let anybody come to stay with us unless they show me their return ticket. Especially relatives.
    5 points
  35. Another nail in the coffin of sanity, we now have another deranged devout christian lawyer running NSW. No matter what happens, we seem to go from bad to worse when it comes to political leaders. Listening to this bloke is frightening as he has no idea and can only think religiously, which means another nail in the coffin of a viable future. When you hear an ideologue claim their beliefs will have no bearing on their directions and decisions, you know there s nothing but disaster ahead.
    5 points
  36. And how's the commentary about Gladys bailing out. All of a sudden the ICAC "has too much power", "is a kangaroo court", etc etc. All this despite the fact that she CHOSE to leave. The LNP in particular is desperate not to have a federal ICAC with any kind of power, because they know that their blatant industrial-scale porkbarrelling and dodgy deals would never withstand any scrutiny.
    5 points
  37. Similar mindset to people who wouldn't get a vaccination in the middle of a pandemic, wouldn't you say?
    5 points
  38. Hang on Spacey, I've never been drunk, don't smoke, don't drink, don't gamble. Still think the pension is poor. Should be at least the basic wage.
    5 points
  39. These guys are just gold:
    5 points
  40. My good lady is staying with the kid in Newcastle while she has some eye operations. Their Covid-free holiday is now over, with lots of cases across the city. I hurried home from there last Saturday and started 14 days of isolation. After a week I’m getting low on fresh tucker, so she alerted our neighbours. A few minutes ago a lovely lady delivered a big box full of vegies from her garden, eggs from her chooks and a some freshly-baked sweetcakes! Good reason to keep up the pretence that men can’t cope with being Home Alone!
    5 points
  41. Not many radials had TURBO chargers other than notably the special P&W 1830's that powered the Liberators to get them to high altitudes for their safety, but the design of a radial suites a centrifugal supercharger located at the rear of the engine but directly ON it which also helps EVEN the fuel distribution which is an issue with radials. Some fighters had the S/c s down the back of the plane with lot's of piping and attendant losses. Many bigger radials also had 2 speed superchargers where you "manually" changed the gears to a higher speed to climb to cruise at higher al
    5 points
  42. 5 points
  43. I like that idea. I'm proud to be a revoltin peasant. I'm happy to live way below the 'standard' of the average upper middle bogan. *No flash new cars, ever. *No costly, wasteful McMansion to live in. *Modest home designed for simple living, low maintenance, low operating costs. *No takeaway foods *Old style veggie patch *Live beyond the reach of commercialised garbage collection, city water & sewerage, *On a dirt road. *No letterbox. *Stress? What stress? Less of that than ever! *Practically no lawnmowing - the low carbon paddymelon
    4 points
  44. I doubt you've upset anyone, spacey. As far as communication skills, I like your writing style - it has heaps of personality. Always look forward to your posts; they add a bit of style to the forum.
    4 points
  45. plenty of places where you would be much worse off. There's only a couple where you would be (might) be better off. Think of Lebanon Iraq Afghanistan,. Nev
    4 points
  46. He's got the easy job. Hit the bricks and let gravity do the rest. Imagine how hard it was for the blokes who built it. They had to lift the bricks and mortar all the way up.. It was a beautiful bit of bricklaying.
    4 points
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