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  1. Anti social... VID-20210126-WA0004.mp4
    7 points
  2. Don't you just love the names these developers give these potential slums? Spring Farm isn't so bad, but we have Arcadian Hills, and Emerald Hills, and Willowdale. This is what they advertise This is what you get https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/macarthur/horticulturalist-tim-pickles-calls-on-environment-protection-for-new-estates/news-story/9e184d530da2f363ff69cf721dcba13b
    7 points
  3. I don't want to add to all your difficulties by adding my own. I feel for your pathways . I get it. I'm on the other end of it all. My wife is the one who keeps watching over me, worrying. I don't want her to but she can't help it Over the last couple of years I've had open heart surgery (she feared my heart might not know her after it), then a stroke. More ICU time. More worry what it'd bring. Recovered well. Then two separate hernia ops - they were easy. Then back surgery which only lasted a week, but had half a year of failed 'recovery'. Followed by another back s
    6 points
  4. No he didn't. It was named after him because of all the Al Gore ithms it uses.
    6 points
  5. Recent events show the value of sites like this. If we were on Facebook we would be slaves to some twerp in the USA who could exterminate us on a whim. Ian's structure keeps us reasonably honest and polite without deciding what we can see.
    5 points
  6. You have misquoted the commandment. It is "Thou shalt not suffer the homeless people." One of the reasons for homelessness, especially amongst males is mental health, or more correctly, government withdrawal from providing mental health care. I'm sure that there were vagrants on the streets in the 1960s and 70s, but they didn't stick out as they do now. I'm sure that the root causes are either workplace stress, or lack of workplace. Can you imaging the effect on a person when every day busy people walk past a homeless person and by body language call the person a loser?
    5 points
  7. Two Crocodiles were sitting at the side of the River.The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, 'I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We're the same age, we were the same size as kids - I just don't get it.' 'Well,' said the big Croc, 'what have you been eating?' 'Politicians, same as you,' replied the small Croc. 'Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?' 'On the other side of the river near the Parliament car park in Canberra. 'Same here. Hmm.....How do you catch them?' asked the big Croc. 'Well,
    5 points
  8. I remember back to when I was in the Police. The English show, The Bill was being shown here. We had an Englishman for a Commissioner - Peter Ryan. It seems that what police procedures we saw on The Bill pretty soon were given to us in On-the-Job training sessions.
    5 points
  9. OME, "Yes Minister" is a series of occupational training films.
    5 points
  10. You, me and most of the population agree that we need a federal ICAC, but the ones who have to institute it are the politicians who are afraid of it. So either it never happens or some toothless tiger is created.
    5 points
  11. Have been reading about the Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company that makes their ITM tractors. They say it's the largest tractor manufacturer in the Middle East and North Africa; probably not a hard title to achieve. They make around 20,000 per year but due to U.S. sanctions, are only able to export around 2,000. Parts are all Iranian made except the injectors and tyres, which are imported. The company also makes engines for a variety of machinery and equipment, and are also starting to branch into truck manufacture. All kick started by the U.S. sanctions creating a push toward dome
    5 points
  12. The best story of the year doesn't give the proper praise and credit for this painful but understandable story as told by a loving wife. The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise for an answered prayer. Suzie stood and walked to the lectern. She said, "I have some praise. Two months ago, my husband Frank, had a terrible bicycle accident and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could help him." You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as the
    5 points
  13. Bush pigs can cost you a fortune if, in your drunken state, you tell then you love them.
    5 points
  14. I do like OK's terminology. Cities are indeed 'human feedlots'. This confirms my belief - I'm not really human. I couldn't live like that. And I definitely don't think like those creatures crammed together in human feedlots. And some time in the future when I'm out the back staring up at the beautiful carpet of stars spread above, a UFO (a space Uber) will silently zoom down and collect me to take me home.
    5 points
  15. Personally, I'm not heartbroken about the blockage of the vaccine coming to Australia - I feel that Europe is such a basket case as regards the handling of, and casualties from the virus, they're in more need of it, anyway. I also think that there's still a lot of lingering belief here, that a vaccine rushed onto the market in such a short time, may have some hidden side effects that may not show up for some time - and as result, a lot of people here are happy enough to do without the vaccine for a while, until the full results are in. In rural Australia, where I deal w
    4 points
  16. We whinge and bitch about the amount of tax we pay, but when that money is used to make the majority of medicines easily affordable and health care almost free, then we can thumb our noses at the country which, "In God We Trust" - all others pay cash.
    4 points
  17. 4 points
  18. OK some quick back of the envelope calculations. My rooftop solar in 13 months has produced an excess of 2 MWh which I sell back to the grid. This is power I am generating but not using. The average EV (say a Kona) will do 7km per KWh. My excess power generation of 2000 KWh would drive an EV 14000KM without any outside power. I do not own an EV (yet) but my present the published figures for my car are 7.6 Litre per 100km although as it has gotten older I am using about 8,4litres per 100k. The cartoon is inaccurate because not many grids run solely on coal and as the
    4 points
  19. Settle down lads. It's not called terrorism when our "friends" do it, or when our own military and police do it. It's only allowed to be called terrorism when officially designated baddies do it.
    4 points
  20. All this is wider than the Russia aspect of our media. For as long as I can remember, our 'news' has been majority sourced from America. As an aside, I wonder how much we have paid for such a biased source. Of course all American news will be biased to their own agendas. If we only purchased British news, it would probably be just as biased towards their agendas. As you might guess, my biggest beef is media bias. Repeated investigations into our ABC have (regardless of which political party was crying 'foul'), revealed that Australian ABC is the most politically unbiased
    4 points
  21. Pretty amazing footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars NASA Releases First Ever Video Of Perseverance Rover Landing On Mars
    4 points
  22. I believe the greatest load on the system is caused by air conditioning and that is most needed hen the sun shines. Direct couple the AC unit to solar and no need for storage, better still live without AC by using sensible design of buildings.
    4 points
  23. I don't know of any serious person who suggests that we should just instantly switch from fossil fuels. The question is whether we conclude that humanity has reached the peak of energy production technology or whether as in the past we are though to newer technologies. The notion that we are going to shut down coal plants and sit in the dark is nonsense. Most people understand the need to reduce CO2 but I suspect are not willing to suffer hardship. A few years ago some people banged on that moving towards renewables would lead to less reliability and higher cost but this has not
    4 points
  24. I think you're all missing the point. The point is, even though the young woman got into a drunken state, and got shagged against her will - there was also a combined cover-up effort of the rape, by multiple other people - all male. The security people who let the couple into Parliament House without authority, let them into Linda Reynolds office without authority - then when the staff found her in Reynolds office in a distressed state and half-naked the next morning - they did nothing but get rid of her quickly and clean up the office. There's a moral and legal failing by mul
    4 points
  25. Bruce - It hasn't happened simply because too many people have a vested interest in ensuring that gambling continues relatively uncontrolled. From the Govts themselves (both State and Federal) through to clubs and pubs, and now, online gambling platforms (which I believe are the worst of the worst), too many people are on that massive gravy train. I'm glad I live in a State where pokies are banned from widespread installation (we have them only in the Burswood Casino). They're a blot on the Nation, and West Australians in the vast majority, understand this point.
    4 points
  26. OME, I object to that remark. I know many atheists. I categorise only one of them as being 'evangelical athiest'. Even I avoid him. The rest prefer to keep to themselves. They generally avoid discussing religion unless asked. They also avoid attempting to 'convert' others (there isn't anything to be gained by that), and those that I've met definitely don't discriminate against religious believers.
    4 points
  27. send the surplus to the " vets " Who need them when paralysed. to walk again. could be the " bee's knee's for Paraplegics. spacesailor
    4 points
  28. He's not dead, he's feeling quite chipper.
    4 points
  29. They were SCARED of the repercussions from the deranged devotees of their FAKE man. This will always be a stolen election for them. Trump could easily fix that but won't as he continues to PLAY, poor hard done by, ME. He will age a lot before the next election. He's NO health fanatic. How HE looks is critical for such a VAIN person. The Republicans are a GUTLESS bunch. ANYONE who deals with TRUMP gets diminished or destroyed. Look how he dealt with Mike Pence who was the most loyal of all but was saddled with the blame for his loss. Trump Always BLAMES someone else.. It can never be HIS faul
    4 points
  30. I notice that Australia is now at number 11 in the list of countries with respect to corruption. The reasons for Australia being so low are political "donations". Apparently educated Chinese regard this as evidence of complete corruption. They don't understand that a company would give millions just out of the good of their hearts. Contracts are another corrupt thing. I reckon that after the contract has been awarded, all documents should be made public and lower bidders should have an avenue of redress if they were corruptly denied the job. Both these things ( ban on political
    4 points
  31. This is nothing new, and if we ignore America, which seems designed to foster such revolving door relationships, has been happening all over the western democractic woorld. An irony, when you consider that the idea of democracy is to be transparent and accountable, yet ois where soome of the digiest deals are done. And, it is not restricted to elected officials.. I have been involved in one UK government project that was awarded to all the major consultancies bar the one that was barred from government work at the time. The company I worked for was subcontracted by one fo the consultancies, wo
    4 points
  32. Don't worry Jerry, they won't fall for that again. I've heard that the proposed new ICAC is like a guard dog with rubber dentures
    4 points
  33. If Dutton (and quite a few other politicians) had been Labor, the Murdoch press would have had them hounded out of office by now. Our need for a proper federal anti-corruption body has never been greater.
    4 points
  34. Thats. Nuts !. spacesailor
    4 points
  35. How cool is it that there is a helicopter on Mars that will hopefully fly soon? This Helicopter Is Now On Mars!
    3 points
  36. I think you may have missed the ironic tone in Peter's post, Spacey.
    3 points
  37. A drunken Irishman is stumbling through the woods, when he comes upon a preacher baptizing a group of people in the river. The Irishman joins the queue, thinking there's some free Church handout. The preacher turns around and says to the drunk, "My friend, are you ready to find Jesus?" The drunk mumbles, "Yes, oi guess oi am." So the preacher grabs him, and dunks him in the water. He pulls him back up, and asks, "Brother, have you found Jesus?" The drunk replies, "No, oi haven't found Jesus!" The preacher, shocked at the answer, dunks him again - but for a little
    3 points
  38. This is so-o-o-o not politically correct. But funny. Abbbb.mp4
    3 points
  39. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (German: Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus) is a book written by Max Weber, a German sociologist, economist, and politician. It is considered a founding text in economic sociology and a milestone contribution to sociological thought in general. In the book, Weber wrote that capitalism in Northern Europe evolved when the Protestant (particularly Calvinist) ethic influenced large numbers of people to engage in work in the secular world, developing their own enterprises and engaging in trade and the accumulation
    3 points
  40. I think it is because each iron particle become polarized. The filings want to stick together end to end and not laterally. It is a great question and I admit I did not know the answer. "The actual magnetic field itself does not have "lines" in it; the "lines" are solely the iron filings becoming polarized themselves, reacting to each other and the field, lining up N and S with respect to each other in the field. If you could see the actual fields of force, it would be shaded and gradient, with a heavier, thicker shade near the stronger part of the magnet, fading the furth
    3 points
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