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  1. G'day all! Just sticking my head in the door to let you know I'm upright and breathing. The main reason that I haven't been around is that I was spending hours here, and when I put a lot of effort into researching a topic and creating a post, there was no reasonable discussion, simply personal attack. At the same time the early restrictions due to COVID in Sydney and the frustrations of dealing with a GP who thought that the piece of paper on the wall proved that she knew more than everyone else, were impacting on me. So what did I do? Well, the wife's condition got worse and
    10 points
  2. These people who come in from a red zone then flit around like a bee going from flower to flower should be named, shamed and locked up. Sure, if youhave been away for a week or more, you need to buy milk, bread and other essentials to live, but that's what home delivery services are for. Why one would need to visit a Bunnings under these circumstances beats me. I rarely go there at the best of times. We have to get used to the fact that if you are away from home for any period, you must isolate, and that means completely for at least 10 days, and be retested. Sure, it's an inconven
    7 points
  3. Despite having only one three-hundredths of the earth’s people, Australia has a large proportion of the world’s gambling machines. I haven’t been into our local RSL in years. Despite regular expensive renovations, it’s a depressing place to walk into. Perhaps pokies create their own depressing force field.
    6 points
  4. Just a quick update - thanks @onetrack for OME's email address.. I am happy to say that OME responded and has wishes the stalwarts of this great forum all the best. +1, although, I have to admit I have dropped of rec flying, partly because it seemed to get toxic for a while, and partly because I am a GA flyer, and, well, to be honest, apart from being what appears to be the most active flying site in Aus (PPRUNE doesn't do it for me), somehow doping and ironing fabric is something of an anathema to me 🙂 And those bloody rotax engines.. over-revved pencil sharpeners with liquid r
    5 points
  5. I think it's wash the feet, kiss the ring. Which sounds entirely unappealing to me.
    5 points
  6. You can't blame the gamblers entirely - a gambling addiction is a terrible thing. But the hotels and venues who pursue gamblers, and who turn a blind eye to gambling problems are the major driver behind Australias massive gambling problem. And the Govt's, both State and Federal, reap hundreds of millions from gambling taxes, so they have a vested interest in not reducing it or even stopping it. The bottom line is, the social destruction created by chronic gambling costs a lot more overall, than any business or Govt gains or profits or benefits from it. We've just recently seen reve
    5 points
  7. Well Labor did try to do something about that in the last election - removing the capital gains tax discount - but the Australian people in their wisdom voted against it. Seems to me that short-term thinking and greed will continue to drive our voting patterns. If you can flip a house and make a few hundred thousand, who cares about the kids.
    5 points
  8. Me at the Supermarket: Why is there plastic on the payment keypad? Cashier: to protect people from Covid. Me: but isn’t everyone touching the plastic keypad the same way they would the regular keypad? Cashier: no words. Confused look. Me: Why Don’t you pack the grocery bags anymore? Cashier: Bec au se of Covid -19 to reduce the spread of catching or spreading the virus. Me: But a shelf packer took it out of a box and put it on the shelf, a few customers might have picked it up and put back deciding they Don’t want it, I put it in my cart then on the co
    5 points
  9. Culling won't work. There are many old people who wonder why they are here, They are living in less than comfortable situations, with the medical and health care industries making fortunes from supporting them, and they don't really want to be supported. I have known many old people who would really like to be able to pass away peacefully, rather than have the indignity of doctors and all sorts of do gooders taking over control of their lives. No thought is given to quality of life for humans, but it is not acceptable to allow a pet to live in those same conditions. My greatest fear
    5 points
  10. Oops.. missed this post... Happy to report OME is doing OK.. Taking time out to tend to pursue other interests... Let's hope he returns...
    4 points
  11. A Drover walks into a bar with a pet crocodile by his side. He puts the crocodile up on the bar. He turns to the astonished patrons. 'I'll make you a deal. I'll open this crocodile's mouth and place my manhood inside. Then the croc will close his mouth for one minute. Then he'll open his mouth and I'll remove my unit unscathed. In return for witnessing this spectacle, each of you will buy me a drink.' The crowd murmured their approval. The man stood up on the bar, dropped his trousers, and placed his Credentials and related parts in the crocodile's open mouth.
    4 points
  12. They say mirrors don't lie. I'm just glad they don't laugh.
    4 points
  13. This invention is the most amazing invention I have come across, and I'm surprised I'd never heard of it before. Neither am I surprised that it didn't take off - although it did have a number of intriguing features. The inventor of this mode of transport was one Louis Brennan, an Irish-born Australian, who obviously had a very fertile and agile mind. Unfortunately, despite his perserverance and commendable efforts, the basic elements of the design of his amazing gyroscopic mono-rail vehicle, still had serious deficiencies that could not be overcome, not even with modern
    4 points
  14. Fortunately people are not the same and why should they have to be.? As far as I can see there's always been what is now referred to as queers. amongst us. Look what some women have to put up with all their lives in a patriarchal society. Same sex people are even more discriminated against. Many of them are far braver than the steroid and testosterone loaded mirror worshippers who regard themselves as god's gift to women who should all know their place and be grateful. Nev
    4 points
  15. At St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hawthorn, they have weekly husband's marriage seminars. At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years. Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, "Wella, I'va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!" The priest responded, "Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the h
    4 points
  16. Decapitation should remove all your worries and pains then.. Nev
    4 points
  17. OT can I please add to your post? Many of us find Ian’s two forums a welcome outlet and break from the isolation we suffer (due to distance, social situation, or the pandemic). Life has not always been kind, so some of us can be excused for being a tad sensitive at times. Robust and potentially damaging attacks are the last thing we want to see here. I’m aware of several members whose time on these forums was brief, perhaps because they felt their contributions were not welcome or their ideas shared. I hope that when I’ve challenged others, it has not done too much damage.
    4 points
  18. Just saw on Sunrise a couple promoting Tee shirts with the message; Coronavirus sucks Let's get the little prick with a syringe for the "i" in prick to promote vaccination.
    4 points
  19. Thanks OT.. Very sad, indeed.. always willing to help where he could.. And I understand that he is also a full time carer for his wife, which takes a lot out of anyone (my mother was a full time carer for step father... utterly exhausting mentally and physcially). Can you please PM/DM me his address - would like to just say "Hi" so he knows we haven't forgotten him. Thanks...
    4 points
  20. What is it that is so hard for people to understand? You can have this virus and spread it even when you don't know you have it, or you can catch it from someone who has it. The only way to stop it spreading is to stop going out unless absolutely necessary. Going without exercise for a couple of weeks won't kill you, I haven't exercised for years, but catching the virus might, especially if you have been too chicken to get the jabs. Whats so special about going to a gym where people sweat and breathe heavy? And your hair doesn't grow that fast that another week or two is going to kill you. If
    4 points
  21. OK, I'm sure this is well-intentioned. But really....... TV shows worth watching????
    4 points
  22. Certainly you have a point there and this is why almost no one advocates using only solar. In the scenario you have outlined would the wind stop blowing? Would geothermal become unusable? Would nuclear cease to be an option? Would hydro stop working? Indeed if we move away from fossil fuels within the next few years coal won't disappear and will still be available to exploit if needed.
    4 points
  23. I've never heard of a pope washing machine; it must be a new thing. I know they used to get people to do his feet the old way.
    4 points
  24. That's taking preparedness a bit far isn't it? Don't think this one has visited Tasmania. Still, good that you're ready to take photos of him being washed if he does.
    4 points
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    4 points
  26. CHINA AGAIN!! Serious disease While in China , a man is very sexually promiscuous and does not use a condom all the time he is there. A week after arriving back home in Sydney, he wakes one morning to find his penis covered with bright green and purple spots. Horrified, he immediately goes to see a doctor. The doctor, never having seen anything like this before, orders some tests and tells the man to return in two days for the results. The man returns a couple of days later and the doctor says, "I've got bad news for you, you've contracted Mongol
    4 points
  27. OK I fully agree with you, a few acres keeps you fit, due to the need for you to be actively working there and also keeps you fit by providing good food. I see town blocks getting smaller and smaller plus they are being set up in flood prone areas and the houses nowadays seem to be poorly designed for the climate. Most new houses in Qld look as if they have been transported from Melbourne, design wise. We don't have any trade training in the building industry, so chippies and bricklayers are getting scarce. Even if you could afford to build a house there is a long wait for a tradesma
    4 points
  28. I think there should be a plebiscite before Australia is allowed to go to war in a foreign country. If we're invaded - no problem. PM and cabinet make the decision. If we're fulfilling UN peacekeeping role - no problem. PM and cabinet. However if there's any plan for Australia to join an invasion of a foreign country, it should damn well be put to the Australian people, along with the reasons for doing so, the proof that we should, and the long term goals and exit strategy.
    4 points
  29. Problem i small business don't donate to the political parties, any who do it's very small amount compared to the millions given by the big corporations.
    4 points
  30. That's because the US is real good at getting into wars (especially with the recently deceased warmonger Rumsfeld) with no actual goal, comprehensive plan, or long term strategy.
    4 points
  31. No problems Dax. We've turned thread drift into an art form on this forum.
    4 points
  32. There's a lot of of tax in manufacturing and we still get the royalties from digging it up. They've been reducing royalties for decades and are about to do it again in a couple of years, we only get between 3.5 and 5% royalties now and that would still continue if we value added them here. Royalties come from the mining of ores, not from export, it's the mining companies that pay royalties. All you have to do is follow the donation trail to see why things happen that are detrimental to our future.
    4 points
  33. Made a beaver curry last night. Similar to beef curry, but it's a little otter.
    4 points
  34. I promise not to father any more children, will that help?
    4 points
  35. One of the great things about the internet is the wealth of information available, and of course google maps and street view. So last night, I decided to look at all the places I have lived in (defined as > 3 months continuously - i.e. no returning home - well - except for one - but I was there for 3 years and home on the weekends). So, here they are Very first house in Avondale Heights. The only things that in that house that have changed on the outside is the addition of the wrought iron fence, the roof over the patio and an updated side gate. I really loved living
    3 points
  36. Some of my relatives are buried under a reservoir. The headstones pop out during droughts.
    3 points
  37. One of the most obvious changes has been the clearing up of skies over cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. There used to be many chimneys, including coal power stations, feeding the atmosphere. In the 1970s the inversion layer was a very obvious dark brown smog and it made you want to avoid flying into it. It is still there, but a pale shadow of its former self.
    3 points
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