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Title: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on January 01, 2021, 08:07:41 AM
Dare I start a new one ?

Sad for those using a most popular heritage to live in EU


Brexit to strip opportunities from Australian-British dual passport holders

As the final Brexit deadline arrives at midnight tonight, Australians who hold a British passport will see their right to work across Europe disappear. Read the full story
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 01, 2021, 12:55:28 PM
 :cup: :cup: ;D ;D ;D

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X-rated horse names just being mispronounced, Racing Australia says

At first glance it seemed like a cheeky owner had snuck two X-rated horse names past Racing Australia, but the governing body insists we’re just pronouncing them wrong.

Punters were having a giggle after a pair of nags named Lovin’ Deqoque and Get On Deqoque appeared in separate trials at Deagon Racecourse north of Brisbane on Tuesday.

The horses, both trained by Darryl Ward and ridden by jockey Bobby El-Issa, finished fourth and second in their respective runs but it was their unusual monikers which caught the attention of racing fans and even made headlines overseas.

“Interesting how the #1 in Trial 8 and #5 in Trial 9 got through the system when named,” Steve Ridge tweeted.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/superracing/xrated-horse-names-just-being-mispronounced-racing-australia-says/news-story/153e1451d5794f3f12d7b60c2a784e7c (https://www.news.com.au/sport/superracing/xrated-horse-names-just-being-mispronounced-racing-australia-says/news-story/153e1451d5794f3f12d7b60c2a784e7c)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 01, 2021, 02:49:12 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-01/ring-ahead-to-avoid-travel-disappointment-in-outback/13023236 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-01/ring-ahead-to-avoid-travel-disappointment-in-outback/13023236)

People just going where they have absolutely no idea what to do :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on January 01, 2021, 03:44:06 PM
I hope they do unspeakable things to them when there caught. This is our local memorial and I’ve attended several Anzac days here


Springwood war memorial trashed on New Year's Eve

https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/7072234/springwood-war-memorial-trashed-on-new-years-eve/

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 01, 2021, 04:56:30 PM
I hope they do unspeakable things to them when there caught.
you know sadly they wont.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 01, 2021, 07:21:48 PM
Dare I start a new one ?

Sad for those using a most popular heritage to live in EU


Brexit to strip opportunities from Australian-British dual passport holders

As the final Brexit deadline arrives at midnight tonight, Australians who hold a British passport will see their right to work across Europe disappear. Read the full story

Here's a link for you:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-31/brexit-to-strip-opportunity-from-australian-dual-citizens/13023156 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-31/brexit-to-strip-opportunity-from-australian-dual-citizens/13023156)

And as for "Australians who hold a British passport will see their right to work across Europe disappear" The EU probably see it the same way we'd see a foreigner, trying to claim a "right to work here", under a technicality..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on January 02, 2021, 04:38:04 AM
you know sadly they wont.

Yeah pleasing thought though hey ? Nice public flogging , be nearly as much fun as watching the bleeding hearts bawl .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 02, 2021, 10:54:00 AM
Yeah pleasing thought though hey ? Nice public flogging , be nearly as much fun as watching the bleeding hearts bawl .
you got my vote....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on January 02, 2021, 11:33:38 AM
Apparently a women has been charged today for the damage ..  https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/7072234/winmalee-woman-charged-over-damage-to-springwood-war-memorial/ (https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/7072234/winmalee-woman-charged-over-damage-to-springwood-war-memorial/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 02, 2021, 12:22:02 PM
Wonder what the excuse will be this time ???

I was drunk at the time / on drugs / suffered a psychological episode / arches are deeply offensive to me ... >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 02, 2021, 06:29:59 PM
Wonder what the excuse will be this time ???

I was drunk at the time / on drugs / suffered a psychological episode / arches are deeply offensive to me ... >:(
Covid.... the all new defense... you watch it in all court cases now.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 02, 2021, 06:46:20 PM
I'm trying to understand the crying out of the top up payments being cut.
We can't survive on it  the goverment must keep it going.
Ffs, it was never to be permanent, now that they have lived out side of the means, poor me.
 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 02, 2021, 08:48:05 PM
I'm trying to understand the crying out of the top up payments being cut.
We can't survive on it  the goverment must keep it going.
Ffs, it was never to be permanent, now that they have lived out side of the means, poor me.
 

Given the choice most would happily sit back doing nothing and getting more for it then going to work and being paid .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 03, 2021, 06:16:28 AM
Given the choice most would happily sit back doing nothing and getting more for it then going to work and being paid .
Al,
Many are, that's what p15535 me and others.
One family I know of,
Both parents don't work(haven't for about 6 odd years), rent, 4 kids under 10, and have just updated their vehicle to a 2018 Dmax wagon.
WTF

The system is broken.
:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 03, 2021, 07:46:09 AM
makes you wonder why you have work ethics
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on January 03, 2021, 09:02:05 AM
Maybe we could try the 996 system

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-02/china-shenzhen-996-working-culture-paid-annual-leave/13023218 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-02/china-shenzhen-996-working-culture-paid-annual-leave/13023218)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 03, 2021, 09:40:33 AM
Quote from: alnjan
Given the choice most would happily sit back doing nothing and getting more for it then going to work and being paid .

Why not do it?? makes sense.. why look a gift horse..

They probably have a more relaxed life as dead Shits sitting at home firing out kids hand over fist for another 200/wk or what ever they get, travelling, sun sand surf than those of us that stress over work and do stupid hours with unrealistic expectations. Hairs example there with the updated car is a prime example... I have mates back home that have never worked in their life, and they are older than me. I could name 5 without trying.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 03, 2021, 09:52:53 AM
Mate, it's generational too.
Grand parents have never worked, their kids have never worked, their kids have never worked and the next generation believe they are entitled aswell.
As said.
The system is broken.

Now, I'm not a completely heartless arsehat, there are those who genuinely need a hand,
That's what our society is soppose to do, help people.
But when it becomes a lifestyle choice, screw em.
   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 03, 2021, 10:13:52 AM
Mate, it's generational too.
Grand parents have never worked, their kids have never worked, their kids have never worked and the next generation believe they are entitled aswell.
As said.
The system is broken.

Now, I'm not a completely heartless arsehat, there are those who genuinely need a hand,
That's what our society is soppose to do, help people.
But when it becomes a lifestyle choice, screw em.
   

Yep after the stimulus packages are stopped maybe they can start looking at individual cases.   Shake the whole system up. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 03, 2021, 10:32:27 AM
Yep after the stimulus packages are stopped maybe they can start looking at individual cases.   Shake the whole system up.
too many bleeding hearts.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 03, 2021, 10:39:45 AM
too many bleeding hearts.
Oh, they've already made their views known to the goverment.
'How does Scott Morrison expect the most vulnerable to survive post Covid'
Calling the goverment heartless, do they(gov) have no shame.
FFS.

 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 03, 2021, 01:11:14 PM
Maybe we could try the 996 system

Was reading that yesterday.

I was really impressed ::) with:

"Chinese employees who have worked up to 10 years with the same company are usually entitled to five days of annual leave, although they also have 11 days of paid public holiday leave."

Wow, 5 days leave!!! :o (after 10 years)

Their generosity is truly amazing! ::)

I do wonder, though, who all the Chinese tourists that we see out here are then ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 03, 2021, 02:05:49 PM


I do wonder, though, who all the Chinese tourists that we see out here are then ???

IMO, there shouldn't be any international tourist here until this Sh1t fight is sorted.
:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 03, 2021, 04:39:06 PM
Agree with you entirely!

I should have said "who we see out here in normal times".

If anybody remembers them ??? :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on January 03, 2021, 05:03:28 PM
Agree with you entirely!

I should have said "who we see out here in normal times".

If anybody remembers them ??? :'(
I think I learnt about "normal times" in history lessons.  Didn't believe it though.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on January 08, 2021, 05:27:09 PM
Second hand prices will no doubt go up.

The latest figures show Toyota LandCruiser sales more than doubled in December 2020 compared to the same month the prior year (up 128 per cent) and deliveries were up by 9.2 per cent for the full year – in a market that was down by 13.7 per cent.

This sudden and unexpected surge in demand for the Toyota LandCruiser has exhausted the stock that was intended to last well into 2021.

The original plan was to create a smooth changeover to the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, but it now seems likely there will be a blackout in showrooms – as well as in production.

https://www.drive.com.au/news/toyota-landcruiser-showroom-blackout-until-300-series-arrives-124914.html (https://www.drive.com.au/news/toyota-landcruiser-showroom-blackout-until-300-series-arrives-124914.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 08, 2021, 05:33:31 PM
Second hand prices will no doubt go up.

The latest figures show Toyota LandCruiser sales more than doubled in December 2020 compared to the same month the prior year (up 128 per cent) and deliveries were up by 9.2 per cent for the full year – in a market that was down by 13.7 per cent.

This sudden and unexpected surge in demand for the Toyota LandCruiser has exhausted the stock that was intended to last well into 2021.

The original plan was to create a smooth changeover to the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, but it now seems likely there will be a blackout in showrooms – as well as in production.

https://www.drive.com.au/news/toyota-landcruiser-showroom-blackout-until-300-series-arrives-124914.html (https://www.drive.com.au/news/toyota-landcruiser-showroom-blackout-until-300-series-arrives-124914.html)
used car prices in general have gone insane... great time to be selling..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on January 08, 2021, 07:28:31 PM
used car prices in general have gone insane... great time to be selling..

Wana buy a Prado? Not even driven to church on Sunday :)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 08, 2021, 08:11:28 PM
Wana buy a Prado? Not even driven to church on Sunday :)
been looking for cheap run about for daughter who got her L's.. 2000 Shitters now 3500-4000 :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on January 08, 2021, 08:18:00 PM
Wana buy a Prado? Not even driven to church on Sunday :)
How much you paying  :angel:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 09, 2021, 07:53:39 AM
This sudden and unexpected surge in demand for the Toyota LandCruiser

Which wouldn't have any connection at all with everybody being released after being locked down for most of 12 months ??? ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on January 09, 2021, 08:08:04 AM
Which wouldn't have any connection at all with everybody being released after being locked down for most of 12 months ??? ::)

Maybe in Vic Fizzie but most places there been selling like proverbial hot cakes since mid last year but really went nuts when word got out there’ll be no more , then suddenly there was some more lol and now they are over subscribed and dealers are handing deposits back before production stops.  I’ve seen people offering up there decked out Sahara’s few months old for $190k !!! People buying secondhand cruisers from dealers are having to pay extra LCT on the purchase because the cars selling a year old for more than it was sold new !it’s the 4wd version of the toilet paper shortage  :D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on January 09, 2021, 09:23:34 AM
Maybe in Vic Fizzie but most places there been selling like proverbial hot cakes since mid last year but really went nuts when word got out there’ll be no more , then suddenly there was some more lol and now they are over subscribed and dealers are handing deposits back before production stops.  I’ve seen people offering up there decked out Sahara’s few months old for $190k !!! People buying secondhand cruisers from dealers are having to pay extra LCT on the purchase because the cars selling a year old for more than it was sold new !it’s the 4wd version of the toilet paper shortage  :D

I said it elsewhere on here but a boss at work has been offered by the selling dealer $10k more than what He paid for his not quite 12 month old VX. Another boss gets his Sahara in the next week or so. Currently in getting a GVM/GCM upgrade. The Sahara had been on order for over 5 months.
Did I see Toyota have just done a limited release model of the 200.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on January 10, 2021, 09:24:24 AM
Warning   :worthles:


https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/the-hook-up/a-beginners-guide-to-blowies/8664374 (https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/the-hook-up/a-beginners-guide-to-blowies/8664374)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 10, 2021, 02:34:16 PM
Warning   :worthles:


https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/the-hook-up/a-beginners-guide-to-blowies/8664374 (https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/the-hook-up/a-beginners-guide-to-blowies/8664374)

So after that, are you any good at it now?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on January 10, 2021, 03:18:19 PM
So after that, are you any good at it now?  ;D ;D
Hmmm, so thats why he takes his teeth out all the time.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 10, 2021, 03:51:33 PM
So after that, are you any good at it now?  ;D ;D
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 11, 2021, 01:37:15 PM
Not news I know, but just had this come through, thought I'd share it, & couldn't think where else to put it ???

https://survey.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3w5bhPVe0L9LYjP (https://survey.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3w5bhPVe0L9LYjP)

Couple of questions there about signage that I didn't know ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 11, 2021, 01:50:18 PM
Not news I know, but just had this come through, thought I'd share it, & couldn't think where else to put it ???

https://survey.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3w5bhPVe0L9LYjP (https://survey.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3w5bhPVe0L9LYjP)

Couple of questions there about signage that I didn't know ???

I know where you could have put it LOL....  Just wasted five minutes on the survey, and no result at the end of it. Well I hope the company or association, using Qualtrics for the survey, appreciated my answers.. LOL
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Raym on January 11, 2021, 02:22:50 PM
Answered no to first question. Survey response is "Thank you for your interest in this survey.  Unfortunately you do meet the criteria for this research. " ?? That is copy & paste.

Why no follow up questions to see why not? Great survey.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Raym on January 11, 2021, 02:30:05 PM
OK revisited the survey & should have answered yes. I assumed they were referring overnight stops not not a short daytime stop.
 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 12, 2021, 04:33:12 PM
Pay wall news article.
Wasn't when I read it free ten minutes ago.
Edit, removed.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on January 13, 2021, 02:11:38 AM
Based on current Australia/China relations, this will end well...

Boris Johnson blames Chinese for coronavirus pandemic telling world leaders it was triggered by 'demented' people who 'grind up the scales of a pangolin' in a bid to become more 'potent'.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9138117/Boris-Johnson-blames-Chinese-Covid-saying-pandemic-triggered-demented-traditional-medicine.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9138117/Boris-Johnson-blames-Chinese-Covid-saying-pandemic-triggered-demented-traditional-medicine.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 13, 2021, 07:35:39 AM
Maybe he's just tryng to take some of the heat off us ??? ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2021, 09:04:32 AM
Pay wall news article.
Wasn't when I read it free ten minutes ago.
Edit, removed.
dunno why anyone pays... wait 20 mins and it will be on 20 other news feeds.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 13, 2021, 09:33:49 AM
dunno why anyone pays... wait 20 mins and it will be on 20 other news feeds.
It was a Telegraph.com article.
Refreshed the page a couple of times to make sure it wasn't pay walled.
Post the link, bam, pay wall.

Anyway, the story was how people are fleeing QLD through Birdsville in 2wd vehicles, risking their lives because the signs state 4wd only.

 

 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2021, 02:38:12 PM
Achievement = 0.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/coon-cheese-changes-name-cheer-racist-slur-stephen-hagan/13053524 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/coon-cheese-changes-name-cheer-racist-slur-stephen-hagan/13053524)

(https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/13053700-3x2-xlarge.jpg?v=3)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 13, 2021, 04:51:17 PM
Achievement = 0.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/coon-cheese-changes-name-cheer-racist-slur-stephen-hagan/13053524 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/coon-cheese-changes-name-cheer-racist-slur-stephen-hagan/13053524)

(https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/13053700-3x2-xlarge.jpg?v=3)
What a crock of poo.
I want to jump off this rock for awhile.
Just watched some nob jockey representing Craft saying this is what their customers want.
FO you twat, ask real Australians, not just the  latte sipping metrail sexuals who don't even know what gender they are.


Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2021, 06:14:03 PM
What a crock of poo.
I want to jump off this rock for awhile.
Just watched some nob jockey representing Craft saying this is what their customers want.
FO you twat, ask real Australians, not just the  latte sipping metrail sexuals who don't even know what gender they are.
but..... they are ''build a culture of acceptance' ROTFLMAO!!! what a load of absolute Shit!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on January 13, 2021, 07:33:47 PM
There are a heap of Coon's in the phone book.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2021, 09:25:15 PM
There are a heap of Coon's in the phone book.
Its my best mate from when i was a kid his surname is cooney.... his nickname since before our kindergarden days was coon... hes 54 now.... should he be offended?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on January 13, 2021, 09:44:24 PM


Its my best mate from when i was a kid his surname is cooney.... his nickname since before our kindergarden days was coon... hes 54 now.... should he be offended?

Don't worry Bird, if he's not offended someone else will be on his behalf.

The irony of this is, all the bleeding hearts are lactose intolerant vegans who dont eat cheese anyway.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: dave.sue on January 14, 2021, 12:27:12 AM
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 14, 2021, 04:01:39 AM
There are a heap of Coon's in the phone book.

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Same around here, we have few too, not sure what their last name is though.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 14, 2021, 04:51:56 AM
I see it took 21 years or thereabouts for the name change to come about..... according to the Brisbane Times.

The biggest problem we have with some of our aboriginals, is they are never satisfied.
You give them something, they just want more.

The fellow who pushed for the change for 21 years, isn't happy, as the aboriginals weren't consulted on the new name.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 14, 2021, 05:28:27 AM
oh, and some more.....

The former diplomat and academic, who now works as a social justice consultant, has suggested Pauls's French parent company Lactalis consider replacing the 'Smarter White' label, which has been used to sell low-fat milk since 2002.

'Aboriginal people are saying that there's an inference that it's for smart, white people, not for smart, black people,' Dr Hagan told Daily Mail Australia.

'There's a lot of Aboriginal people who take offence, who don't drink that milk because of the interference that it's 'smarter white'.'


Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 14, 2021, 05:32:44 AM
And of course, in any culture, (thank fukk) we have the ones who do see through the bullShit.

Indigenous Alice Springs town councillor Jacinta Price described the call to rename Smarter White milk as 'utter nonsense'.

'I don't know a single Indigenous Australian who is offended at all by milk being called 'Smarter White',' she told Daily Mail Australia.

'Indigenous Australian have far greater issues to be concerned with than the name of a brand of cheese named after its founder or what's written on a carton of milk.'

Ms Price, who ran as a Country Liberal Party candidate at last year's federal election, said affluent activists 'whose lives are easy' were inventing issues to feel like victims instead of addressing family violence and sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities.

'I'd advise anyone who chooses to be offended by such a ridiculous proposition to assess their priorities,' she said.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 14, 2021, 06:31:47 AM
Achievement = 0.

So "Cheer" cheese, "for that great Cheer taste" ???

Wouldn't that read better as "Cheers" ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 14, 2021, 06:36:57 AM
The irony of this is, all the bleeding hearts are lactose intolerant vegans who dont eat cheese anyway.
:cup:

 ;D ;D ;D

Indigenous Alice Springs town councillor Jacinta Price described the call to rename Smarter White milk as 'utter nonsense'.

Goodonya, Jacinta! :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on January 14, 2021, 07:09:47 AM


Indigenous Alice Springs town councillor Jacinta Price described the call to rename Smarter White milk as 'utter nonsense'.

'I don't know a single Indigenous Australian who is offended at all by milk being called 'Smarter White',' she told Daily Mail Australia.



And there lies the problem. The "true" indigenous people have got more things to worry about than petty rubbish thought up by white influenced "activists" with a chip on their shoulder.

Cheers to Coon cheese  :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: vern on January 14, 2021, 07:21:38 AM
I see it took 21 years or thereabouts for the name change to come about..... according to the Brisbane Times.

The biggest problem we have with some of our aboriginals, is they are never satisfied.
You give them something, they just want more.

The fellow who pushed for the change for 21 years, isn't happy, as the aboriginals weren't consulted on the new name.
https://m.qt.com.au/news/complaint-over-scrabbles-racist-slurs/4168989/

Same guy wants scrabble banned, and $150k compensation.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 14, 2021, 07:33:12 AM
Quote from: vern
https://m.qt.com.au/news/complaint-over-scrabbles-racist-slurs/4168989/

Same guy wants scrabble banned, and $150k compensation.
I'm heading out lunchtime to buy another scrabble set.


and to shut him up he'll get it.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on January 14, 2021, 08:59:21 AM
He had me on his side with his Coon cheese research.

But not on this.  I'm sure there are other racist terms in those dictionaries. Redneck, honky, whitey, the negro slang word.


Next will be the "game of life" board game where pieces are.pinl and blue for the people
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Moggy on January 14, 2021, 09:47:11 AM


oh, and some more.....

The former diplomat and academic, who now works as a social justice consultant, has suggested Pauls's French parent company Lactalis consider replacing the 'Smarter White' label, which has been used to sell low-fat milk since 2002.

'Aboriginal people are saying that there's an inference that it's for smart, white people, not for smart, black people,' Dr Hagan told Daily Mail Australia.

'There's a lot of Aboriginal people who take offence, who don't drink that milk because of the interference that it's 'smarter white'.'

"I just want milk that tastes like real milk"

My favourite add of all time

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 14, 2021, 11:01:53 AM
He had me on his side with his Coon cheese research.

But not on this.  I'm sure there are other racist terms in those dictionaries. Redneck, honky, whitey, the negro slang word.


Next will be the "game of life" board game where pieces are.pinl and blue for the people
no no no... Monopoly.... there is an IRON in there as a playing piece.. it offends women....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 14, 2021, 01:43:28 PM
Same guy wants scrabble banned

But why ???

Doesn't it also spell BLM, Blackpower, Uluru ... ??? >:D

& I wish you luck in your legal challenge against Collins Dictionary! ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 14, 2021, 02:08:47 PM
& I just went & checked to make sure, but yep, Scrabble is good! ;D

It can spell MySwag!!!

 :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 14, 2021, 02:21:23 PM
But why ???

Doesn't it also spell BLM, Blackpower, Uluru ... ??? >:D

& I wish you luck in your legal challenge against Collins Dictionary! ::)
I think he lost a game getting outscored by a triple letter score.


The complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission outlines the offensive words where at least eight points can be earned.
“That's just that's just the number of points from a word but if those words fall on triple points or double points - Then the overall score goes up again.” Dr Stephen Hagan told NITV News.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: briann532 on January 14, 2021, 04:36:18 PM

Don't worry Bird, if he's not offended someone else will be on his behalf.

The irony of this is, all the bleeding hearts are lactose intolerant vegans who dont eat cheese anyway.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on January 14, 2021, 08:19:23 PM
Vegan baby formula was on the news tonight ..      https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/gold-coast-companys-world-first-vegan-baby-formula-set-to-hit-the-market-c-1956907 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/gold-coast-companys-world-first-vegan-baby-formula-set-to-hit-the-market-c-1956907)   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: tryagain on January 14, 2021, 11:23:51 PM
Same guy wants scrabble banned, and $150k compensation.

Offer him one or the other, be a pretty quick way to find out what he is actually after.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 15, 2021, 03:54:43 AM
& I just went & checked to make sure, but yep, Scrabble is good! ;D

It can spell MySwag!!!

 :cup:

No you can't. There's no exclamation marks in Scrabble..  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2021, 04:35:36 AM
Offer him one or the other, be a pretty quick way to find out what he is actually after.

He's a dangerous prick this Hagen.

Runs around high fiving himself because he found another slur against his people.
Try helping with the violence, sexual abuse and the kids running out of control.

In a lot of cases, where the elders would bring them into line, they now struggle to get any respect or result.

This friggin flip is going off about 3 words being used in a game of fukkin scrabble.
I'll give him coon and boong as being perhaps, a tad rude.

Abo is short for aboriginal ya friggin flip...... what is racists about that.
Aussie is short for Australian.
Pom is short for the English.
Yank is short for American.
Tassie.....

The list goes on.

When we should be trying to be more as one, this turd is driving a wedge between the whites and the blacks.

He's a friggin racists himself, he does an ABC interview to do with an incident last year in Townsville.

No one has mentioned colour, until he questions the circumstances of the "white guy".
He is the one who brings colour into the forum, then cries he's the victim.
 
 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 15, 2021, 07:16:24 AM
I'll give him coon and boong as being perhaps, a tad rude.

But did you notice what the article said about coon?

No mention at all of anything to do with derogatory names for Aborigines.

According to Collins Dictionary, coon is the abbreviation of raccoon, so he better head over to the US to have a go at Davy Crockett for wearing a coon skin hat! (& I wish him luck there!) >:D

https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/saga-davy-crocketts-coonskin-cap (https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/saga-davy-crocketts-coonskin-cap)

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on January 15, 2021, 09:34:47 AM
So now we have a new catch-cry for a type of person.
 
We call Karen for ‘Karen is a pejorative term for women seeming to be entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is normal. The term also refers to memes depicting white women who use their privilege to demand their own way.’ (Wiki definition)

We can now call Hagan for ‘a person who focuses their time and energy on subjects that are frivolous but, for one reason or another, can have an impact on the general public, rather than expending the same energies on matters of national import.’

(Probably a better definition can be written, but my small mind can’t come up with more than this🤔)

On the subject of words in the Collins dictionary - I have a Readers digest dictionary which doesn’t list any of the three words on his scrabble board. It does however list whitey - a white person. This would mean that none of his words could be laid down in scrabble, if using a Readers Digest dictionary for word validation. Simple really, if you are not a bigot towards one race or another😇
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2021, 09:51:26 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
He's a dangerous prick this Hagen.

how long before this "hero of a nation" stands some sort of parliament position


Quote
He is the one who brings colour into the forum, then cries he's the victim.
isnt that most of these people?? look at most protests with 'rent-a-crowd' in them....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2021, 10:08:52 AM
I've played scrabble a fair bit in my time....

Never once, have I seen those three words even get mentioned.

These pricks, go out of their way to be offended.... then buck and scream and carry on.

A lot of vegans fall under the same scenario......

They do their cause no good, folks hate 'em and they get to be the victim.

As for the abo's, I feel sorry for a lot of them.
If there was ever someone who should never been introduced to alcohol, it was these folks.

Its so far down the road now however, its never going to return to any form of "being as one"

Not in my lifetime at least.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: 2Strokeit on January 15, 2021, 10:43:43 AM
It's Motte and Bailey political agitation he gets little wins that mean nothing to most people but whatever he's end game in the Motte will only be available if the little wins are given. Australia Day is my quess when the next targets will be on the ABC.
Getting guberments to do what you want is 'easier' if bleeding hearts are screaming in the media. Changing his communities for the better that's hard work....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 15, 2021, 11:43:32 AM
He's a dangerous prick this Hagen.

Runs around high fiving himself because he found another slur against his people.
Try helping with the violence, sexual abuse and the kids running out of control.

In a lot of cases, where the elders would bring them into line, they now struggle to get any respect or result.

This friggin flip is going off about 3 words being used in a game of fukkin scrabble.
I'll give him coon and boong as being perhaps, a tad rude.

Abo is short for aboriginal ya friggin flip...... what is racists about that.
Aussie is short for Australian.
Pom is short for the English.
Yank is short for American.
Tassie.....

The list goes on.

When we should be trying to be more as one, this turd is driving a wedge between the whites and the blacks.

He's a friggin racists himself, he does an ABC interview to do with an incident last year in Townsville.

No one has mentioned colour, until he questions the circumstances of the "white guy".
He is the one who brings colour into the forum, then cries he's the victim.

But the stupid bit is, those words can be used only if you decide to use them. What he is on about is that they appear in the "official" Scrabble dictionary. But the Dictionary says they're are derogatory terms.. so it's basically saying they would be offensive to use in a game of Scrabble. So what's his 'ken point.

As for Coon Cheese, it's named after the founder, Mr Edward William Coon. So I don't see what the problem is there either. Unless you are, as others have said, just trying to find something to be offended about. Geez, he'd go nuts over Darkie Toothpaste..

And wait till the Senior Christian clergy get there knickers in a not about a cheese called "Stinking Bishop"
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2021, 12:21:18 PM
wait until the silly prick Hagen works out chess is all about blacks taking on whites....
or.... whites taking on blacks.....hmmm.... I wonder which way he would see it.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2021, 12:42:16 PM
wait until the silly prick Hagen works out chess is all about blacks taking on whites....
or.... whites taking on blacks.....hmmm.... I wonder which way he would see it.
or checkers.. or the 21203948 cards games...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 15, 2021, 01:56:06 PM
wait until the silly prick Hagen works out chess is all about blacks taking on whites....
or.... whites taking on blacks.....hmmm.... I wonder which way he would see it.

& White always gets to move first >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on January 15, 2021, 08:24:20 PM
He had me on his side with his Coon cheese research.

But not on this.  I'm sure there are other racist terms in those dictionaries. Redneck, honky, whitey, the negro slang word.


Next will be the "game of life" board game where pieces are.pinl and blue for the people

You can’t do that because then it identifies gender ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Davepatrol on January 16, 2021, 09:46:04 AM
I wonder what they will change COONabarbran to 8)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 16, 2021, 10:31:36 AM
I see it took 21 years or thereabouts for the name change to come about..... according to the Brisbane Times.

The biggest problem we have with some of our aboriginals, is they are never satisfied.
You give them something, they just want more.

The fellow who pushed for the change for 21 years, isn't happy, as the aboriginals weren't consulted on the new name.

I saw that and thought, well the original name had nothing to do with any Aboriginals in the first place so why would you even bother asking anyone this time around.   Just a self serving, self offended gubbah lover
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2021, 09:07:37 AM
Achievement = 0.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/coon-cheese-changes-name-cheer-racist-slur-stephen-hagan/13053524 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/coon-cheese-changes-name-cheer-racist-slur-stephen-hagan/13053524)

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 17, 2021, 04:09:43 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-17/bom-storms-sunshine-coast-brisbane-trees-down-winds/13064726 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-17/bom-storms-sunshine-coast-brisbane-trees-down-winds/13064726)

Ouch! :'(

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2021, 04:26:20 PM
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on January 17, 2021, 06:03:12 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-17/bom-storms-sunshine-coast-brisbane-trees-down-winds/13064726 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-17/bom-storms-sunshine-coast-brisbane-trees-down-winds/13064726)

Ouch! :'(

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Gotta wonder what would have happened to a lesser car ? Troopies are fairly solid
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2021, 06:07:59 PM
Gotta wonder what would have happened to a lesser car ? Troopies are fairly solid
Love ya work :)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 17, 2021, 06:33:20 PM
Gotta wonder what would have happened to a lesser car ? Troopies are fairly solid

They are, but that's a pretty big expanse with not a lot of side bracing. It'd p1ss me off though.. Geez there would be some strain on his drivers side barn door though, with two spare wheels on it, eh?

Edit: Never mind about the strain on the door, I put me specs on and can see the swing arm off the rear bar.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2021, 06:40:06 PM
It's all over the news,
Tennis Australia still pushing through to host the Australian Open.

Are these clowns on drugs?
I'm really over sport and the special treatment these over paid brats expect.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2021, 07:40:35 PM
It's all over the news,
Tennis Australia still pushing through to host the Australian Open.

Are these clowns on drugs?
I'm really over sport and the special treatment these over paid brats expect.
they should ask the lady from work stuck in Greece since June if she approves of sports people getting the red carpet and citizens getting ****ed.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2021, 07:45:58 PM
The whole Sh1t3 show is F'd
Sure, and We should be grateful, thankful for where we are, bit some of the exemptions are a bloody joke.
:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 18, 2021, 06:34:18 AM
It's all over the news,
Tennis Australia still pushing through to host the Australian Open.

Are these clowns on drugs?
I'm really over sport and the special treatment these over paid brats expect.

That, & I read yesterday that they're still trying to do the Tokyo Olympics in June ???

Apparently 80% of Jap's don't want them to go ahead, but the powers-that-be are still saying they've got to, "because it would be good for the world, as it would everybody something to be happy about"

 ???

Just give up, admit it's all hopeless do any forward planning atm, & cancel all major events for the rest of this year!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 18, 2021, 06:36:07 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-17/bom-storms-sunshine-coast-brisbane-trees-down-winds/13064726 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-17/bom-storms-sunshine-coast-brisbane-trees-down-winds/13064726)

Thought last night ...

You OK up there, Pete ???

& any other Swaggers on the "Sunny" Coast ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 18, 2021, 11:42:31 AM
That, & I read yesterday that they're still trying to do the Tokyo Olympics in June ???

Apparently 80% of Jap's don't want them to go ahead, but the powers-that-be are still saying they've got to, "because it would be good for the world, as it would everybody something to be happy about"

 ???

Just give up, admit it's all hopeless do any forward planning atm, & cancel all major events for the rest of this year!

& on that topic:

https://www.mygc.com.au/overseas-travel-remains-unlikely-this-year/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/overseas-travel-remains-unlikely-this-year/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on January 18, 2021, 12:22:57 PM
Thought last night ...

You OK up there, Pete ???


He's away up north at the moment Fizzie, ducking and weaving around Kimmie i suspect.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2021, 06:40:47 PM
Spector, music producer and convicted killer, dead after contracting COVID-19

Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted of the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died after contracting COVID-19 at the age of 81.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-18/phil-spector-music-producer-dead-aged-81/13065684 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-18/phil-spector-music-producer-dead-aged-81/13065684)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on January 19, 2021, 07:22:03 AM
He's away up north at the moment Fizzie, ducking and weaving around Kimmie i suspect.
That’s right mate, been dodging lows and floods for almost 3 weeks now.
Kimi formed east of Cooktown on the day we were supposed to be camping in the daintree, then she chased us all the way from Cairns to Charters Towers.

Kimi was right about here yesterday lunchtime...... ;)
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If you hear about flooding around the Carnarvon Gorge area on the news tomorrow, that would be my fault.... ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on January 19, 2021, 09:27:36 AM
If you hear about flooding around the Carnarvon Gorge area on the news tomorrow, that would be my fault.... ;D

There is a little bit in that area -  water over the Carnarvon Hwy just near the turn off into the gorge, and also up near Buhenia if your coming in from the Fitzroy Development Rd - https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/?id=347687 (https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/?id=347687) Should be fine as long as it goes down, not up. West of Springsure is open to 4WD only if you were planning to do the Western side of the Nat Park, but other than that you should be all clear.



Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on January 19, 2021, 10:26:42 AM
Yeah plenty of water still beside the Gregory Hwy from those storms a couple of weeks ago.

Heading up to Munall for a couple of nights, the falls should be flowing nicely if there’s still that much water around Carnarvon.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 19, 2021, 12:59:34 PM
Not News as such, but an interesting article:

https://www.fullrangecamping.com.au/the-status-of-the-caravan-industry-in-australia-part-2-caravanners-issues/ (https://www.fullrangecamping.com.au/the-status-of-the-caravan-industry-in-australia-part-2-caravanners-issues/)

Not sure if I posted Part 1 a while back ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on January 19, 2021, 09:50:13 PM
Fraser Island / storms uncover the wreck of the SS Marloo, just off the beach a little North of the Orchid Beach Airstrip .. ..Has been covered for the best part of 30 years apparently ..
Wreck dive of a life time ?  anyone !.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 20, 2021, 02:58:55 AM
That's pretty friggin cool huh.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2021, 08:50:26 AM
That's pretty friggin cool huh.
agree
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on January 20, 2021, 11:24:05 AM
I have a work mate and his son that own a dive shop, Trying to talk them into doing a dive trip .. Only because I dont dive and they also take spectactular underwater photos on their dive trips all over the world ...
Plus it could be a feather in their caps to record this ship .. Havent been able to find any dive photo's / videos of the wreck .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2021, 11:46:58 AM
Quote from: edz
Trying to talk them into doing a dive trip .. Only because I dont dive
Go give diving a go mate.. You'll love it.
Its so amazing once your down even 30ft.. we did some wreck diving in the Solomon Islands (got that was year ago :'( )
there was even a diving thread here.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on January 20, 2021, 04:13:43 PM
Used to snorkle 3 or 4m + depths as a kid in the creek and surf at Kingscliff, But it gave lots of trouble with my ears.. Maybe if I had a dry  type helmet  ..Do know a bloke that makes his own dive helmets .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 20, 2021, 05:05:01 PM
https://www.mygc.com.au/driver-charged-after-mercedes-erupts-into-flames-during-attempted-burnout/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/driver-charged-after-mercedes-erupts-into-flames-during-attempted-burnout/)

"the Mercedes Benz AMG C63S coupe erupted into flames ... investigators were later tipped off about a social media video, showing the Mercedes allegedly trying to attempt a burnout."

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2021, 06:38:13 PM
Used to snorkle 3 or 4m + depths as a kid in the creek and surf at Kingscliff, But it gave lots of trouble with my ears.. Maybe if I had a dry  type helmet  ..Do know a bloke that makes his own dive helmets .
knew a bloke that was early in dry suits down the south coast..
https://www.hotndry.com.au/ think that was it .. Erwin . an old kurnellian.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 21, 2021, 03:35:00 AM
https://www.mygc.com.au/driver-charged-after-mercedes-erupts-into-flames-during-attempted-burnout/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/driver-charged-after-mercedes-erupts-into-flames-during-attempted-burnout/)

"the Mercedes Benz AMG C63S coupe erupted into flames ... investigators were later tipped off about a social media video, showing the Mercedes allegedly trying to attempt a burnout."

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

A 25 year old in a $160,000 Merc....... never been flogged.... but he should've been.

A raffle price worth 160k, if ya sold straight away..... would ya get..... say 130k

Go and buy ya self 3 nice chrome bumper classic cars @ 40k each, 10k on a 2010 to 2014 Shitter daily shopping trolley C/dore or Falcon or a Toyota.

Would be my plan.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 21, 2021, 09:07:22 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
A 25 year old in a $160,000 Merc....... never been flogged.... but he should've been.

A raffle price worth 160k, if ya sold straight away..... would ya get..... say 130k
deposit on a house n rent it out to pay for more cars would be mine, and a corolla.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on January 21, 2021, 09:43:07 AM
$130 K   Let me see, Allow a $1 per Km, that  Should get me about 130.000 Km ... 26.000 Km around Australia .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 21, 2021, 09:50:05 AM
$130 K   Let me see, Allow a $1 per Km, that  Should get me about 130.000 Km ... 26.000 Km around Australia .
except when the missus has the map, and says turn left.... I mean your other left...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on January 21, 2021, 12:35:35 PM
They ruin it for everyone - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-21/campers-waste-sparks-call-to-restrict-teewah-beach-access/13072330 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-21/campers-waste-sparks-call-to-restrict-teewah-beach-access/13072330)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 21, 2021, 01:34:41 PM
In the same part of the world

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-21/qld-men-fined-court-lighting-illegal-fraser-island-bushfires/13077730 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-21/qld-men-fined-court-lighting-illegal-fraser-island-bushfires/13077730)

They apparently thought they'd put it out ???

But I noticed "Parks and Wildlife were aware of this fire in the scrub by midday the following day" - so why didn't they jump on it with everything they had ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 21, 2021, 01:35:27 PM
But wait, there's more!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-21/longreach-truckstop-last-for-400km-in-queensland-outback-closes/13066580 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-21/longreach-truckstop-last-for-400km-in-queensland-outback-closes/13066580)

Bugger! :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 22, 2021, 04:23:49 PM
Google threatens to block Australians over media law
https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/google-threatens-to-block-australians-over-media-law/amp_articleshow/80398842.cms?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D (https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/google-threatens-to-block-australians-over-media-law/amp_articleshow/80398842.cms?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D)
Intetesting times ahead.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 22, 2021, 04:39:35 PM
https://www.mygc.com.au/man-killed-by-tree-branch-in-freak-accident-on-golf-course/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/man-killed-by-tree-branch-in-freak-accident-on-golf-course/)

Wow, when your numbers up ... :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on January 23, 2021, 08:43:50 AM
Google threatens to block Australians over media law
https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/google-threatens-to-block-australians-over-media-law/amp_articleshow/80398842.cms?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D (https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/google-threatens-to-block-australians-over-media-law/amp_articleshow/80398842.cms?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D)
Intetesting times ahead.

Whilst I am sure there are political favours and other gamesmanship being played. Ultimately google shouldn’t have access to someone else’s published info for free . This should be the start of all these giant internet companies having to pay some form of local remuneration for doing business here imo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on January 23, 2021, 08:51:48 AM
Google threatens to block Australians over media law
https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/google-threatens-to-block-australians-over-media-law/amp_articleshow/80398842.cms?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D (https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/google-threatens-to-block-australians-over-media-law/amp_articleshow/80398842.cms?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D)
Intetesting times ahead.

I'll use Bing instead. Life will go on !! :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 23, 2021, 09:08:07 AM
Whilst I am sure there are political favours and other gamesmanship being played. Ultimately google shouldn’t have access to someone else’s published info for free . This should be the start of all these giant internet companies having to pay some form of local remuneration for doing business here imo

This is the part I have difficulty understanding.   How does Google or Facebook or anyone else publish someone else's info or work etc, when that person/group/organisation use that platform to post their work on?   I understand if Google/Facebook etc then edit, delete or ban part of the information, they are publishing not hosting which places them in a different ball park.   How can Google/Fecbook be expected to pay for simply hosting another parties work?  Or have I got it all wrong?

 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 23, 2021, 09:17:35 AM
I'll use Bing instead. Life will go on !! :cup:
Started using DuckDuckGo.
:)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on January 23, 2021, 09:25:21 AM
How can Google/Fecbook be expected to pay for simply hosting another parties work?  Or have I got it all wrong?
I look at as the same as making available music and books. Shouldn’t be done without paying royalties, or similar.🤔
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 23, 2021, 09:42:51 AM
I look at as the same as making available music and books. Shouldn’t be done without paying royalties, or similar.🤔

So when the artist post their own work on social media to promote their work, the social media platform has to pay them to host it.    Not only is it free advertising but now you expect the social media platform to pay someone for posting their work as well.   That just does not make any sense. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on January 23, 2021, 09:49:03 AM
Ah, I didn’t realise that SMH, Daily Mail, other newspapers, were posting their content online to drum up readership. My mistake sorry.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on January 23, 2021, 10:13:36 AM
Ah, I didn’t realise that SMH, Daily Mail, other newspapers, were posting their content online to drum up readership. My mistake sorry.

I understand in other Countries that do have Google News, Google does pay other news agencies for the content that Google News uses on their platform, they just made an agreement with France  to that effect.   But I am unaware of a Google News Australia, when this all kicked off I recall something about Google News planning to come to Australia in the next year or so.  I may be wrong.   

Most media do have their own pages on Facebook etc, but have their news items behind a paywall as well.   Not like the media to miss out on a dollar. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on January 23, 2021, 12:46:02 PM
Started using DuckDuckGo.
:)
Apparently that’s a favorite for all of the anti-vaxers and conspiracy theorists.
Bill Gates can’t implant his tracking software in your brain if you use that one..... ::)


I accidentally met a real life anti-Vaxer a few months ago and I couldn’t escape before he told me all about Bill Gates’ evil plan to brainwash to whole world and infect them with his fake vaccinations.
All of the world’s governments are in on this plan and DuckDuckGo was the only way I was going to be safe from the surveillance software...... ;)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 23, 2021, 01:12:06 PM
LOL, hey Pete,
Wonder if it helps protect from Covid being transmitted through the 5G network?
(https://ccpm.com.au/images/smilies/roflmao.gif)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 23, 2021, 01:23:14 PM
Just saw mention on this on another forum:

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/west-coast/stone-barely-left-mark-almost-killed-him (https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/west-coast/stone-barely-left-mark-almost-killed-him)

Wow! :o :o :o
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 23, 2021, 05:45:24 PM
Apparently that’s a favorite for all of the anti-vaxers and conspiracy theorists.
Bill Gates can’t implant his tracking software in your brain if you use that one..... ::)


I accidentally met a real life anti-Vaxer a few months ago and I couldn’t escape before he told me all about Bill Gates’ evil plan to brainwash to whole world and infect them with his fake vaccinations.
All of the world’s governments are in on this plan and DuckDuckGo was the only way I was going to be safe from the surveillance software...... ;)

But it's way better than using Bing
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on January 23, 2021, 06:01:13 PM
Everything is better then Bing.... ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 23, 2021, 06:16:16 PM
Everything is better then Bing.... ;D
Eddie,
Hmmm, you can go 50/50, ask the audience or you can phone a friend?.

I might Phone a friend,
Ring, ring, ring,
hello Tony speaking.
Me, Tony, it's Hairs, what should I do?
Tony, Give ya self an upper cut and get another beer.

:)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on January 23, 2021, 08:16:58 PM
Everything is better then Bing.... ;D

That's what stupid win10 comes with....seems to work OK ??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on January 23, 2021, 08:25:26 PM
That's what stupid win10 comes with....seems to work OK ??
Ahh.... sounds like you might need to have a chat with the anti-vaxer guy before the brain washing software is fully uploaded.... ;D ;D ;D




Of course I’m only joking with all of this.
Use whatever browser you like.
They are all pretty much the same and will track/use any data they collect on you however they feel like.

If you are proper paranoid about big brother watching you, then there are a handful of browsers that don’t do much with your data (such as DuckDuckGo).
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on January 24, 2021, 06:45:48 AM
Ahh.... sounds like you might need to have a chat with the anti-vaxer guy before the brain washing software is fully uploaded.... ;D ;D ;D






Win10 you mean or Bing.......?  ;D

Win10.......rubbish......even though I have told it not to, approx every 3rd time I fire it up it wants me to sign in ?  I thought a computer is not supposed to do things at random, it either did it or not ??
Haven't got the time to post the others things I don't like about it......
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 24, 2021, 04:11:42 PM
Received some pretty shocking news this morning.
Our President of the Lawrence Rodeo Committee lost his life last night in an incident with a Bull at Tamworth. 
This is a huge shock to his family, The lawrence communittee & the Rodeo & campdraft communittee.
This bloke would give you the shirt off his back, RIP Greenie
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/rodeo-community-mourns-grafton-man-killed-by-charging-bull-at-tamworth-rodeo/news-story/0460b2594389d00df126dc48937bd870 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/rodeo-community-mourns-grafton-man-killed-by-charging-bull-at-tamworth-rodeo/news-story/0460b2594389d00df126dc48937bd870)

BTW, Thanks kev for the heads up, wrong thread. :cheers:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2021, 04:17:49 PM
Received some pretty shocking news this morning.
Our President of the Lawrence Rodeo Committee lost his life last night in an incident with a Bull at Tamworth. 
This is a huge shock to his family, The lawrence communittee & the Rodeo & campdraft communittee.
This bloke would give you the shirt off his back, RIP Greenie
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/rodeo-community-mourns-grafton-man-killed-by-charging-bull-at-tamworth-rodeo/news-story/0460b2594389d00df126dc48937bd870 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/rodeo-community-mourns-grafton-man-killed-by-charging-bull-at-tamworth-rodeo/news-story/0460b2594389d00df126dc48937bd870)

BTW, Thanks kev for the heads up, wrong thread. :cheers:
yea heard that on radio earlier ... sad for all concerned.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 24, 2021, 04:28:37 PM
yea heard that on radio earlier ... sad for all concerned.
Thanks mate, even tho I am a committee of the Lawrence Rodeo, Bruce was the driving force behind it, his dedication and love of helping people, hmmm.
He was also involved in the Sydney Easter Show, Brisbane Show, Campdraft on the North Coast, rodeo judging, the list goes on.

He was affectionately known as Brucie Fa%$en Green,  cause ever second word he used was, He called a Spade, A Spade.
He will be missed.
RIP Greenie.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 25, 2021, 07:31:06 AM
A hell of a shock! :'(

Our thoughts are with you, his family & all his friends.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 25, 2021, 07:40:43 AM
A hell of a shock! :'(

Our thoughts are with you, his family & all his friends.
Cheers mate,
Thank you.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2021, 02:46:57 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-26/xi-jinping-calls-for-open-world-econony-coronavirus-fight-davos/13090730 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-26/xi-jinping-calls-for-open-world-econony-coronavirus-fight-davos/13090730)

Just a little hypocritical you could say ??? ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 26, 2021, 05:13:30 PM
another whiteboard job??

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has described her office's unlawful shredding of documents on awarding grants, including some potentially related to former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, as a "misunderstanding".

https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7100092/berejiklians-office-mistaken-to-shred-grants-notes-now-under-maguire-inquiry/?cs=17293 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7100092/berejiklians-office-mistaken-to-shred-grants-notes-now-under-maguire-inquiry/?cs=17293)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on January 26, 2021, 05:51:40 PM
another whiteboard job??

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has described her office's unlawful shredding of documents on awarding grants, including some potentially related to former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, as a "misunderstanding".

https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7100092/berejiklians-office-mistaken-to-shred-grants-notes-now-under-maguire-inquiry/?cs=17293 (https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7100092/berejiklians-office-mistaken-to-shred-grants-notes-now-under-maguire-inquiry/?cs=17293)
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2021, 09:38:05 AM
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:cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2021, 09:49:57 AM
Time to start making examples of these parasites ????



Quote
He was charged with a string of offences, including two counts of murder, one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle (adversely affected by an intoxicating substance), two counts of burglary and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/teen-charged-with-murder-of-two-pedestrians-in-horror-crash-20210127-p56x21.html (https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/teen-charged-with-murder-of-two-pedestrians-in-horror-crash-20210127-p56x21.html)


Community Corrections order at worse? Maybe a slap and stern finger waving?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 27, 2021, 02:16:47 PM
Time to start making examples of these parasites ????




Community Corrections order at worse? Maybe a slap and stern finger waving?
Just heard the kum stain was released on parole, 50 other offenses?

Children's Court, WTF.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 27, 2021, 02:38:39 PM
If we can have Climate change marches.....
If we can have Invasion Day marches........
If we can have BLM marches....................

Maybe its time we marched into the courthouses and demanded the ***** get locked up.

I can't wait until the day, when the little pricks kill a judges family......   

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2021, 03:45:31 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
If we can have Climate change marches.....
If we can have Invasion Day marches........
If we can have BLM marches....................

Maybe its time we marched into the courthouses and demanded the ***** get locked up.

its overdue... but you'd never get 'approval' for it.

“Tragically, and from advice from the family and ... the Queensland Ambulance Service, we understand that Katherine was pregnant,” he said.

Mr Codd said there was legal provision where a criminal, reckless or negligent act could result in a murder charge if a death was a “foreseeable consequence”.

He added there was also a provision under the Criminal Code for offences relating to the killing of unborn children that he said was “certainly something that we will be considering”.


Considering ???

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 27, 2021, 04:28:49 PM
My understanding is..... there is a loophole for under 18's..... hence, no conviction and sent on their way.

The cops, judges and such, would know there is a loophole if that is, indeed correct.

So, for friggin years, its a merry go round.

Just maybe, these deaths will be the cause of that being fixed..

By slapping a murder charge, he's not getting parole.
That charge, will HIGHLY likely be reduced to a lesser charge later on.

I hope not, but it seems to be the way things go.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on January 27, 2021, 07:28:00 PM
Time to start making examples of these parasites ????

Community Corrections order at worse? Maybe a slap and stern finger waving?

Not sure if this page will share but this was the grub earlier at a set of lights before the tragic event .

https://www.facebook.com/1523956861/posts/10225024578591349/ (https://www.facebook.com/1523956861/posts/10225024578591349/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2021, 07:42:03 PM
Not sure if this page will share but this was the grub earlier at a set of lights before the tragic event .

https://www.facebook.com/1523956861/posts/10225024578591349/ (https://www.facebook.com/1523956861/posts/10225024578591349/)
They'll make an example out of him, and give him 2 days hard labour in the local cop shop cells.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: corndog on January 27, 2021, 08:18:58 PM
It's simple. He likes his drugs. Give him more than it takes. The end. Of him that is.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 28, 2021, 07:39:15 AM
My understanding is..... there is a loophole for under 18's..... hence, no conviction and sent on their way.

The cops, judges and such, would know there is a loophole if that is, indeed correct.

So, for friggin years, its a merry go round.

Just maybe, these deaths will be the cause of that being fixed..

By slapping a murder charge, he's not getting parole.
That charge, will HIGHLY likely be reduced to a lesser charge later on.

I hope not, but it seems to be the way things go.

From what the Asst. Commissioner of Police was saying on the news this morning, it could possibly three murder charges. The two adults and sadly the unborn child.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: doc evil on January 28, 2021, 08:57:41 AM
From what the Asst. Commissioner of Police was saying on the news this morning, it could possibly three murder charges. The two adults and sadly the unborn child.

And the part that pisses me off...……...as a juvenile, he can only get a max of 10 yrs on all counts, whether it be 2 or 3.

The little C you in the NT knew full well what he was doing by breaking and entering, stealing the keys then the 200. Charge the prick as an adult!!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: jmorgan1981 on January 28, 2021, 08:58:40 AM
From what the Asst. Commissioner of Police was saying on the news this morning, it could possibly three murder charges. The two adults and sadly the unborn child.

6 months into pregnancy is classed as a viable chance of survival. So it should be 3
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2021, 09:03:28 AM
Quote from: Hairs
Just heard the kum stain was released on parole, 50 other offenses?
Children's Court, WTF.
Quote from: doc evil
And the part that pisses me off...……...as a juvenile, he can only get a max of 10 yrs on all counts, whether it be 2 or 3.
The little C you in the NT knew full well what he was doing by breaking and entering, stealing the keys then the 200. Charge the prick as an adult!!

Quote from: jmorgan1981
6 months into pregnancy is classed as a viable chance of survival. So it should be 3

should be life no parole.  What defence is he goign to run with???
Covid? Bad childhood? voices? doesntgivea****?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 28, 2021, 03:22:57 PM
https://www.mygc.com.au/man-attacked-by-crocodile-near-cairns/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/man-attacked-by-crocodile-near-cairns/)

So don't go swimming in Lake Placid! :o
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on January 28, 2021, 05:43:37 PM
How about the immediate family of the deceased take out a civil case against the solicitor/lawyer/barrister who argued for him to be allowed out after his latest charges were heard.
I understand that the defence person was using his knowledge of the law to its best outcome for his client, but given the clients previous history, morally he should have walked away. Does the lawyer have any remorse now?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2021, 05:46:59 PM
Pedestrians run for cover as car races through central Melbourne

This is concerning


The incident comes a week after the fourth anniversary of the deaths of six people who were hit and killed by James Gargasoulas as he sped through the CBD on January 20, 2017.

Victoria Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident after a vehicle refused to stop for officers and drove erratically in the CBD.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/pedestrians-run-for-cover-as-car-races-through-central-melbourne-20210128-p56xlq.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/pedestrians-run-for-cover-as-car-races-through-central-melbourne-20210128-p56xlq.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 28, 2021, 05:48:55 PM
How about the immediate family of the deceased take out a civil case against the solicitor/lawyer/barrister who argued for him to be allowed out after his latest charges were heard.
I understand that the defence person was using his knowledge of the law to its best outcome for his client, but given the clients previous history, morally he should have walked away. Does the lawyer have any remorse now?
I'm no legal eagle, you make a great point, knowing the little I do about how are court/legal systems works,
There will be a hole somewhere.
:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2021, 06:09:17 PM
Quote from: bmwfreak
morally he should have walked away.
I dont think court appointed lawyers can

Quote
Does the lawyer have any remorse now?
hes in the Bahamas at the moment...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2021, 03:39:32 AM
I believe the father is in prison at the moment too....... at Woodford.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on January 29, 2021, 07:34:27 AM
I believe the father is in prison at the moment too....... at Woodford.

"Excuse #1", Your Honour!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2021, 02:53:52 PM
Yeah, maybe not so this time.

With this becoming so high profile so quickly..... this will be different.

The cops want him inside.
The Govt. for a change, want him inside.
The public certainly want him inside.

I'm not thinking, with so much media interest, and judge would be game to go easy on him.

The cops seem reluctant to call murder on the unborn child.
They want to go after, what they know will stick.

Heaps will arc up about no murder charge on the child, but I think, they are doing their homework here.

Even if they do downgrade the charges, it will be to make sure jail time is a given.

I hope i'm right.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2021, 03:25:15 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Yeah, maybe not so this time.

With this becoming so high profile so quickly..... this will be different.

The cops want him inside.
The Govt. for a change, want him inside.
The public certainly want him inside.

I'm not thinking, with so much media interest, and judge would be game to go easy on him.

The cops seem reluctant to call murder on the unborn child.
They want to go after, what they know will stick.

Heaps will arc up about no murder charge on the child, but I think, they are doing their homework here.

Even if they do downgrade the charges, it will be to make sure jail time is a given.

I hope i'm right.
Will the 'high profile' go against or for him....  'sorry judge he wont get a fair trial cause of high profile" (I watched perry mason once)

hope they make an example of it... but we know better.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2021, 03:36:59 PM
I don't think the high profile thing will help the kid at all.

I also think, if he gets a light sentence, it will be appealed pretty smartly.

I think the cops do a good job of getting them to court.

This time, behind the scenes, I think the orders will be.... nail the little turd.

Baden-clay was high profile, really high profile, didn't do him any good.
He appealed, got a lesser sentence.
The powers to be, then threw their toys outta the cot.
Original sentence reinstated.

I would love to see the look on the kids face when he gets slammed with around a 10 year minimum.
Not a huge term, but better by a mile, anything in the passed so far.

Uncie Kev is all over this.... mark my words.  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on January 31, 2021, 12:34:17 PM
Here's an interesting idea:

https://www.mygc.com.au/pitch-to-make-camping-a-tax-deduction/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/pitch-to-make-camping-a-tax-deduction/)

Not holding my breath though! ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2021, 03:25:36 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
Here's a slow news day
fixed
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on January 31, 2021, 03:33:48 PM
'Perth has been plunged into a five-day lockdown after a confirmed case of COVID-19 went to various locations the community'

Sheeesh.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 01, 2021, 07:07:10 PM
What would make you think bringing  an unrestrained dog into Bunnings would be ok?

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/dog-mauled-by-unrestrained-animal-in-horror-bunnings-incident/news-story/585c886498abffaa758d8216dc19b73a (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/dog-mauled-by-unrestrained-animal-in-horror-bunnings-incident/news-story/585c886498abffaa758d8216dc19b73a)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 01, 2021, 07:20:34 PM
What would make you think bringing  an unrestrained dog into Bunnings would be ok?

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/dog-mauled-by-unrestrained-animal-in-horror-bunnings-incident/news-story/585c886498abffaa758d8216dc19b73a (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/dog-mauled-by-unrestrained-animal-in-horror-bunnings-incident/news-story/585c886498abffaa758d8216dc19b73a)

Why would you want to take a dog into any store...fullstop ??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2021, 07:23:20 PM
What would make you think bringing  an unrestrained dog into Bunnings would be ok?

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/dog-mauled-by-unrestrained-animal-in-horror-bunnings-incident/news-story/585c886498abffaa758d8216dc19b73a (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/dog-mauled-by-unrestrained-animal-in-horror-bunnings-incident/news-story/585c886498abffaa758d8216dc19b73a)
wasnt there another thread like this recently?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 01, 2021, 07:27:54 PM
wasnt there another thread like this recently?

Don’t know, but it’s my local store.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on February 01, 2021, 08:23:11 PM
Why would you want to take a dog into any store...fullstop ??

I can think of a few reasons,
The dog travels with owner to work, the owner drops into Bunnings to get supplies, he may go into the timber yard with the Ute.
Also the same reason some want to take their kids into store , they don’t want to leave them in the car for fear of killing them from the heat.

In this case we had one responsible owner with dog in the trolley,  the other a dick who has no responsibility and runs from store with no care, he  probably is the same parent whose kids are out stealing from cars while the  owners are in store.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 02, 2021, 03:25:00 AM
No reason at all to take a dog into Bunnings.

Idiotic behavior by Muppets who can't go anywhere without their dogs.
I would suggest, its the same Muppets' who call them "Fur Babies".

Grow up, its a friggin dog and it doesn't need to go shopping with you. 
Then the owners get all gushy and proud when folks go..... oh, i love you fur baby.

Unless its a guide dog or an assist dog..... piss it off back home, grow up and get ya shopping done.
As for builders and the like who take their dogs to work..... I've never understood that one either.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 02, 2021, 06:54:17 AM
wasnt there another thread like this recently?

Yeah, I asked WTF a few weeks back after seeing a young coupe pushing a Golden Retriever around in their trolley ??? >:D

As for not leaving them in a hot car - yes, I could understand that but our BGS is a 2-story complex (built right beside a creek so getting the store itself out of the possible flood zone), with the car park under the building so permanently shaded.

& with the builder stopping to grab something - once again, yes understand that, but what do they do when they stop at the pub for a couple of quick beers on the way home ??? Take the dog in with them, or does it stay out in the ute ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 02, 2021, 08:32:50 AM
Yeah, I asked WTF a few weeks back after seeing a young coupe pushing a Golden Retriever around in their trolley ??? >:D

As for not leaving them in a hot car - yes, I could understand that but our BGS is a 2-story complex (built right beside a creek so getting the store itself out of the possible flood zone), with the car park under the building so permanently shaded.

& with the builder stopping to grab something - once again, yes understand that, but what do they do when they stop at the pub for a couple of quick beers on the way home ??? Take the dog in with them, or does it stay out in the ute ???

Depends if the drink Iron Jack I suppose..  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 02, 2021, 08:37:08 AM
No reason at all to take a dog into Bunnings.

Idiotic behavior by Muppets who can't go anywhere without their dogs.
I would suggest, its the same Muppets' who call them "Fur Babies".

Grow up, its a friggin dog and it doesn't need to go shopping with you. 
Then the owners get all gushy and proud when folks go..... oh, i love you fur baby.

Unless its a guide dog or an assist dog..... piss it off back home, grow up and get ya shopping done.
As for builders and the like who take their dogs to work..... I've never understood that one either.

Everything looks so flamin obvious when you only look at it from your own point of view though. I don't think I'm a "Muppet", but I'll still take mine in, if he happens to be with us, and I need to drop into to grab something. I'll even bypass easier to shop in stores, and local hardware stores, to do so, if it suits my circumstances at the time.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on February 02, 2021, 08:57:33 AM
No reason at all to take a dog into Bunnings.

Idiotic behavior by Muppets who can't go anywhere without their dogs.
I would suggest, its the same Muppets' who call them "Fur Babies".

Grow up, its a friggin dog and it doesn't need to go shopping with you. 
Then the owners get all gushy and proud when folks go..... oh, i love you fur baby.

Unless its a guide dog or an assist dog..... piss it off back home, grow up and get ya shopping done.
As for builders and the like who take their dogs to work..... I've never understood that one either.


So you obviously have never been to Europe or the UK  ???

I can understand you like liking dogs since you probably still smell of dog shyte from being splattered with it for years from your grass cutting days  8)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 02, 2021, 08:58:53 AM
I wasn't referring to you in person, but hey, if ya take ya dog to the shops.

You wouldn't take the dog into Woolworths or Coles.... so why the hardware?


"if he happens to be with us,"
Leave him in the car with someone while you go in there.


Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 02, 2021, 09:01:19 AM
So you obviously have never been to Europe or the UK  ???

I can understand you like liking dogs since you probably still smell of dog shyte from being splattered with it for years from your grass cutting days  8)

No, never been to either.

I don't really dislike dogs, I just prefer they stay where they belong..... inside the shops isn't one of those places.
I don't really dislike kids either, but leaving them at home as well wouldn't hurt either.  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 02, 2021, 09:50:30 AM
No, never been to either.

I don't really dislike dogs, I just prefer they stay where they belong..... inside the shops isn't one of those places.
I don't really dislike kids either, but leaving them at home as well wouldn't hurt either.  ;D

Hahaha. There is plenty of days I’d like to leave the kids at home 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 02, 2021, 11:57:01 AM
Hahaha. There is plenty of days I’d like to leave the kids at home 😂😂😂

There are occasional days that I wouldn't mind taking the kids with me! >:D

FTFY, plus ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on February 02, 2021, 01:30:00 PM
As for builders and the like who take their dogs to work..... I've never understood that one either.

This one is covered by the guide/assist dog. Have you seen the quality of houses these days? The builders need all the help they can get!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on February 02, 2021, 01:31:00 PM


but what do they do when they stop at the pub for a couple of quick beers on the way home ??? Take the dog in with them, or does it stay out in the ute ???

My dog has never been asked to leave a pub because of bad behaviour. He has never been drunk, never smashed a glass or started a fight. Generally his behaviour is as expected of a publican not sure you can say the same as the usual riffraff that you will find at the pub.

When he comes to Bunnings he doesn’t stand in the farken way in the middle of an isle not knowing what they want looking at plumbing fittings that they shouldn’t even be contemplating buying, to take home and try an install and stuff it up and then hoping a plumber can come round on Sunday arvo to fix there stuff ups.

I say ban the idiots from entering the store.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on February 02, 2021, 03:54:16 PM
Fur babies or skin dogs...neither belongs in the work place. As far as the bgs, I couldn't give a hoot either way so long as they're well behaved.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 02, 2021, 04:15:50 PM
up to 30 homes lost in WA  :(


20 to 30 homes feared lost as firefighters tackle blaze in Perth’s hills
https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/wooroloo-bushfire-live-multiple-homes-lost-as-firefighters-tackle-blaze-in-perth-s-hills-20210202-p56yp5.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/wooroloo-bushfire-live-multiple-homes-lost-as-firefighters-tackle-blaze-in-perth-s-hills-20210202-p56yp5.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: vern on February 02, 2021, 05:35:12 PM
Friends of ours daughter woke to a nasty surprise.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/13113314

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on February 02, 2021, 07:00:54 PM
Wow Vern, a very lucky girl indeed. Bitten twice by a King Brown. Glad she is OK
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on February 02, 2021, 07:46:10 PM
“Fur babies “ I fcukingwell detest that term !

Well behaved dogs I have no issue with , it’s more the owners of some that are the problems
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 02, 2021, 08:37:13 PM


Well behaved dogs I have no issue with ,

The trouble is, that seems to be 1 out of 50 !!    A well behaved dog doesn't need a leash....it will sit or follow its owner without looking sideways at other dogs or humans. It won't come over and sniff your shoes or try to lick you...or bark at you.
The little yap yaps are the scourge of the dog world, but are generally harmless to humans, unless they nip your heels.

Been a poll on facie today about whether dogs should be allowed into shops...looks like a resounding NO..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 02, 2021, 08:58:22 PM
The trouble is, that seems to be 1 out of 50 !!    A well behaved dog doesn't need a leash....it will sit or follow its owner without looking sideways at other dogs or humans. It won't come over and sniff your shoes or try to lick you...or bark at you.
The little yap yaps are the scourge of the dog world, but are generally harmless to humans, unless they nip your heels.

Been a poll on facie today about whether dogs should be allowed into shops...looks like a resounding NO..

Well that's a definite YES in the real world...  >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 02, 2021, 09:00:39 PM
My dog has never been asked to leave a pub because of bad behaviour. He has never been drunk, never smashed a glass or started a fight. Generally his behaviour is as expected of a publican not sure you can say the same as the usual riffraff that you will find at the pub.

When he comes to Bunnings he doesn’t stand in the farken way in the middle of an isle not knowing what they want looking at plumbing fittings that they shouldn’t even be contemplating buying, to take home and try an install and stuff it up and then hoping a plumber can come round on Sunday arvo to fix there stuff ups.

I say ban the idiots from entering the store.

That would cut a lot of the staff though.  >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on February 03, 2021, 07:11:50 AM
“Fur babies “ I fcukingwell detest that term !

Well behaved dogs I have no issue with , it’s more the owners of some that are the problems
I too dislike that term, thats why I  call their kids skin babies. It usually get an interesting response

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on February 03, 2021, 07:31:02 AM
I too dislike that term, thats why I  call their kids skin babies. It usually get an interesting response

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Love it  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 03, 2021, 07:38:02 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see Bunnings rules changed after this incident, so that no dogs are allowed in ???

As always, one a'hole spoils it for everybody else ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 03, 2021, 01:03:11 PM
Bugger :'(

https://www.mygc.com.au/captain-sir-tom-passes-away-from-coronavirus/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/captain-sir-tom-passes-away-from-coronavirus/)

& Edz - here's a truly prime unit for you to keep an eye out for as you're wandering around the place!

https://www.mygc.com.au/tweed-police-searching-for-wanted-woman/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/tweed-police-searching-for-wanted-woman/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on February 03, 2021, 01:09:10 PM
Bugger :'(

https://www.mygc.com.au/captain-sir-tom-passes-away-from-coronavirus/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/captain-sir-tom-passes-away-from-coronavirus/)

real loss of a typical man that did a great thing.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 03, 2021, 08:53:35 PM
not good in WA still.  I didnt know there was that much bush that close to the city ??? or is it the media

What we know so far

    The fire has claimed 71 homes.
    About 300 firefighters are on the scene with aerial support.
    The fire is out of control and unpredictable in difficult weather conditions.
    The perimeter is 100 kilometres and nearly 10,000 hectares have been burnt.
    Three evacuation centres have now been set up.

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/wooroloo-bushfire-live-71-homes-lost-as-hot-windy-weather-fans-perth-hill-fire-20210202-p56yxl.html (https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/wooroloo-bushfire-live-71-homes-lost-as-hot-windy-weather-fans-perth-hill-fire-20210202-p56yxl.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Gazza00 on February 04, 2021, 10:49:08 AM
Still  (well there was :( )  plenty of bush in the hills area.   Google Map Satellite  of the areas effected will give you some idea
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 04, 2021, 02:55:43 PM
https://www.mygc.com.au/9yo-boy-suffers-significant-wounds-in-dingo-attack-on-fraser-island/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/9yo-boy-suffers-significant-wounds-in-dingo-attack-on-fraser-island/)

& I assume that wongari is dingo ???

I always thought dingo already was the Aboriginal term ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: earle on February 04, 2021, 03:04:59 PM
https://www.mygc.com.au/9yo-boy-suffers-significant-wounds-in-dingo-attack-on-fraser-island/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/9yo-boy-suffers-significant-wounds-in-dingo-attack-on-fraser-island/)

& I assume that wongari is dingo ???

I always thought dingo already was the Aboriginal term ???

Had to google but Wongari means wild dingo compared to camp/tame dingo. https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/157232/be-dingo-safe-flyer.pdf (https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/157232/be-dingo-safe-flyer.pdf)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 04, 2021, 06:38:03 PM
Had to google but Wongari means wild dingo compared to camp/tame dingo. https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/157232/be-dingo-safe-flyer.pdf (https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/157232/be-dingo-safe-flyer.pdf)

Last I heard , all dingoes on Fraser were wild. Some or all get fed by moron tourists, so either they're all tame/camp dingoes or they're all wild ??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on February 04, 2021, 08:05:40 PM
News report should read ..
 Stupid tourist did not read about  Dingo safety  in the info booklet you get with your tickets or read the signs on the barge or the multiple numbers of signs all over the Island including at accomodation ..
Even more importatly,  Stupidly  didnt bother educate his kids  as to the dangers that can be around in the wild .
This bloke must have been living under a rock till now ..
Last report read that a juvenile dingo aproached the boy who fell, There was no puncture wounds, just some slight scratches and abrassion, that didnt require any further treatment  .. Reckon it would be a safe bet to say the young dingo was playing ...
 So much for the two dingo viscious attack that left the boy with punctures and lacerations to both legs, as reprted earlier . ..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 05, 2021, 06:24:35 AM
News report should read ...

 So much for the two dingo viscious attack that left the boy with punctures and lacerations to both legs, as reprted earlier

Edz!

You're not trying to suggest that reporters "played with" the facts to get a bigger story are you ??? :o >:D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: doc evil on February 05, 2021, 12:45:35 PM
Edz!

You're not trying to suggest that reporters "played with" the facts to get a bigger story are you ??? :o >:D ;D

 :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 05, 2021, 05:02:31 PM
you should have heard the report on  the radio - dont park near houses, trees, or in garages - out in the open of a large carpark onmly


Hyundai Tucson models face recall over fears engines could catch fire even when switched off

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-05/hyundai-tucson-recalled-over-risk-of-engine-fire/13124634 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-05/hyundai-tucson-recalled-over-risk-of-engine-fire/13124634)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on February 05, 2021, 07:08:19 PM
A couple in Brisbane have appeared in court charged with holding 4 women as sex slaves for 4 years. The women were kept doped to the eyeballs and prostituted out from their home 8). The female of the couple was granted bail, whereas the solicitor for the 35yr old male didn’t apply for bail.
If he is guilty as charged, hopefully he will be treated as a sex slave ‘inside’ without the benefit of drugs >:D >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2021, 09:56:08 AM
Not many beat Ali....

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RIP Leon Spinks: Boxing world hails the man who shocked Muhammad Ali

(https://cdn.telanganatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Leon-Spinks.jpg)
Leon Spinks, the heavyweight boxer who became undisputed world champion by upsetting Muhammad Ali in 1978 before losing a rematch only months later, has died. He was 67.

Spinks died on Friday, and had been suffering from prostate and other cancers, the Associated Press reported, citing a news release.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/boxing/rip-leon-spinks-boxing-world-hails-the-man-who-shocked-muhammad-ali-20210207-p570b8.html (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/boxing/rip-leon-spinks-boxing-world-hails-the-man-who-shocked-muhammad-ali-20210207-p570b8.html)

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on February 09, 2021, 02:12:42 PM
https://www.thegreynomads.com.au/shells/ (https://www.thegreynomads.com.au/shells/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on February 09, 2021, 03:16:45 PM
Can’t add anything not already said in the comments??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 09, 2021, 03:24:27 PM
Eddie McGuire,
Stepping down as President, ABC TV, Now.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2021, 03:29:09 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Eddie McGuire,
Stepping down as President, ABC TV, Now.

Thats wrong. he should have told them to go **** themselves.. hes done so much for footy and charities etc...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 09, 2021, 04:37:56 PM
https://www.thegreynomads.com.au/shells/ (https://www.thegreynomads.com.au/shells/)

So if you've already been there for a week & the occupancy hits the magic 66%, your rates go up as well ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 09, 2021, 04:48:04 PM
It seems like Anaphylaxis is at least trying to do something:

https://www.mygc.com.au/qld-premier-confirms-major-state-wide-crackdown-on-youth-crime/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/qld-premier-confirms-major-state-wide-crackdown-on-youth-crime/)

But rather than 16-17, I'd also be hanging the tags off the 12 & 13 year olds that seem to be most of the trouble >:D >:(

I wonder if Sheriff Joe in Arizona is able to give us some tips about setting up a jail out in the bush somewhere for these little darlings to learn about life ??? >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 09, 2021, 06:04:47 PM
Eddie McGuire,
Stepping down as President, ABC TV, Now.

Like probably 1/2 the population, I think he was so far up himself he was almost inside out !!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 10, 2021, 09:17:56 AM
Not good...  China blocks the tankers and we have no fuel left.. wont matter, it will be $5 bux a ltr...



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ExxonMobil’s move to shut its Melbourne fuel refinery has sparked a warning about the impact on other major manufacturers who rely on its products.

United Workers Union national secretary Tim Kennedy said workers were set to attend a meeting at 10am to hear the Altona plant will close, leaving Australia with just two refineries.

Mr Kennedy said there were 260 workers employed at the site and many specialised contractors who depended on it.

“The effect is a bit more significant than that. It is a key piece of Melbourne’s and Victoria’s and Australia’s advanced manufacturing structure,” Mr Kennedy said.

Mr Kennedy said major manufacturers such as Qenos relied on products from the Altona refinery and would now likely have to source that material from China, which was less reliable.

In a statement ExxonMobil the refinery was no longer “economically viable” and would be converted to an import terminal following a review.

“We are grateful for the tremendous efforts by our employees to improve the viability of the operation,” said Nathan Fay, chairman of ExxonMobil Australia.


Some workers might secure redeployment into ExxonMobil’s upstream oil operations but the future for those businesses, including in Bass Strait, was not bright either, he said.


https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/exxon-set-to-close-altona-refinery-350-jobs-at-risk-20210210-p5711w.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/exxon-set-to-close-altona-refinery-350-jobs-at-risk-20210210-p5711w.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 10, 2021, 12:52:29 PM
But why is the Govt (all of them) allowing sh1t like this to keep happening ??? >:(

To me, that's a clear case of "You don't want to run it any more? OK, thanks, you've just donated it to us free of charge &  we'll now put it's continued operation out to tender" >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Mace on February 10, 2021, 01:19:08 PM
But why is the Govt (all of them) allowing sh1t like this to keep happening ??? >:(

To me, that's a clear case of "You don't want to run it any more? OK, thanks, you've just donated it to us free of charge &  we'll now put it's continued operation out to tender" >:D

Its the smallest refinery in Australia, and the oldest (read requires extensive upgrading and capacity increases).  Its potential closure has been mooted since the 1990's.  Its lucky to have lasted this long.....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 10, 2021, 01:24:29 PM
Quote from: Mace
Its lucky to have lasted this long.....
Talking to a mate that worked there, apparently its falling apart and a few close calls when he worked tehre, would could have been different with a different wind...

but same as Kurnell refinery - no investment in upgrades over time, cause 1 massive bill which ends up being 'not viable' - close the doors. At leas the chinese will be happy.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Mace on February 10, 2021, 01:32:41 PM
no investment in upgrades over time, cause 1 massive bill which ends up being 'not viable' - close the doors.

Yeah.  Mobil havnt been a big player here for quite a while.  Probably a "planned" exit....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 10, 2021, 01:44:35 PM
Quote from: Mace
Yeah.  Mobil havnt been a big player here for quite a while.  Probably a "planned" exit....

Mate was saying there are giant refineries in asia running at 30%... cheaper to process etc.


Still cant understand how it ends up cheaper inc shipping and middle men.... :(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 10, 2021, 02:06:36 PM
Its the smallest refinery in Australia, and the oldest (read requires extensive upgrading and capacity increases).  Its potential closure has been mooted since the 1990's.  Its lucky to have lasted this long.....

Don't bring truth and logic on here..... how dare you.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 10, 2021, 04:03:05 PM
Does it get much lower? Surprised, the cops dont usually bother arresting them.



A second teenage boy is behind bars after two intruders broke into the home of a woman who had been killed days earlier when an out-of-control car hit her motorbike.


https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/second-teen-charged-over-break-in-at-dead-motorcyclist-s-unit-20210210-p57188.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/second-teen-charged-over-break-in-at-dead-motorcyclist-s-unit-20210210-p57188.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 11, 2021, 08:21:33 AM
Sad news out of Tibooburra this morning with the NSW Rural Fire Service confirming the Two-Story Hotel has been severely damaged in an overnight fire and four people injured.

A number of emergency services are still on the scene.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/363908640411505/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/363908640411505/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on February 15, 2021, 09:34:40 PM
Another step closer to getting beach driving shut down....

(https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/12649862-3x2-xlarge.jpg?v=2)

 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-15/teewah-beach-crash-reignites-call-for-driving-changes/13155254 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-15/teewah-beach-crash-reignites-call-for-driving-changes/13155254)

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A Toyota LandCruiser crashed at the Noosa North Shore just 20 metres away and flipped.

"The passenger's legs were hanging outside of the driver's side window. We grabbed him out and laid him down," Ms Ferguson said.

"Then they grabbed the driver out who was lifeless … he was blue, grey."

Thankfully as the family began CPR on the 18-year-old driver, he moved.”

...

The crash reignited community outrage over driving behaviour at the popular camping spot.

It came almost six months after an 18-year-old passenger was killed in a rollover in August; the 19-year-old driver is now facing charges.

The incidents prompted online calls for mitigation measures, from closing the beach to banning P-plate drivers.

However, Noosa MP Sandy Bolton said less drastic measures were in the works after eight months of changes at Cooloola, Teewah and North Shore to tackle hooning and littering.

I don’t know what exactly they have been working on over the last 8 months up there, but it’s obviously not helping at all.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on February 15, 2021, 11:24:53 PM
From the ABC report quoted "Have fun but drive to the conditions — you wouldn't drive down the middle of the Bruce Highway and do a doughnut in the middle of the Bruce Highway.“
I think he is a bit out of touch, as this is exactly what is happening, across SEQ at least.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on February 16, 2021, 06:39:15 AM
Dont know about the Bruce hyw BM, But theres plenty of F*** Knuckles around here that do that Shit, Seems like every second intersection and even major traffic lights has " Oies " , Stolen cars / sill scraping hot utes and mile high 4wd's are the main culprits .
The kicker is its just not the Red / Green " P " plated ones doing it either .
Life lesson hopefully reamed home with this one in the article   ..  Play silly Games, Win Silly Prizes .. and will hopefuly be less likely to do it again .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 16, 2021, 06:43:52 AM
I think, well, i'm pretty sure really, a high % of under 20's these days, are just flat out retarded.

We did stupid Shit as kids, but we knew what the results were if we F'd up and we all kept within those margins.

I actually wonder, if the current youths think life is one big video game.
There is no reset button, but they haven't worked that out.

Then ya have the parents..... can often be a case of monkey see, monkey do.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 16, 2021, 08:47:44 AM
Quote from: Pete79
(https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/12649862-3x2-xlarge.jpg?v=2)

That thing didn't fare well at all... unless they were doin about 150 and went over multiple times....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: 2Strokeit on February 16, 2021, 08:50:26 AM
'We did stupid sh*t' but did you it on a crowded beach in a $70 000  vehicle NO. We took our under powered second hand pride and joy and tested the limits on 'private' dirt roads. To LEARN how to handle  a risk in a controlled environment.
Look at the tyre tracks behind the kid in fluro.
This 18 year old appeared to be in ' Just send it Bruh' mode and as a great philosopher once said 'what could possibly go wrong'.
I agree wity monkey see monkey do mentality.... YouTube drift videos. What is not shown is the learning curve absolutely required before full send or full bend. My boy watch's those video too so I've talked about risk vs reward. We ride dirt bikes/mountain bikes and absail/rock climb so when he misjudged a jump on his bike and busted his collarbone he learnt the inconvenience of overstepping his ability. Could of been a  worse outcome.
This kids parents,  both of them deserve the blame for not equipping this kid with enough knowledge.
Can someone come around and help me off this high horse before I slip and break a hip.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 16, 2021, 09:06:41 AM
Quote from: 2Strokeit
'We did stupid sh*t' but did you it on a crowded beach in a $70 000  vehicle NO. We took our under powered second hand pride and joy and tested the limits on 'private' dirt roads. To LEARN how to handle  a risk in a controlled environment.


I think many of us did similar... although ours wasnt controlled, it was learn as you go :D - and there wasn't a house on every spare bit of land back then.  One issue is those great open places don't exist anymore like they used to... Living in a small town with no cops, we used to drive VW buggys, or old Shit heap swamp basher cars around town, up the swamp, out Boat harbour and the klms and klms of sand hills (http://'http://cronullasurfmuseum.com.au/tag/wanda-sand-dunes/')...

these days the fun police are everywhere blocking kids being kids and learning how to drive in paddocks.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 16, 2021, 09:51:35 AM
We did tow and upside down FB Holden bonnet behind a car with a mate sitting on it.
What's now Carindale in Brisbane, we use to call it the 1,000 acres.
Tons and tons of space.....

Everyone thought he was waving to go faster.

Turned out, an FB bonnett sliding along grass and few rocks, generates an enormous amount of heat.

The big sook bailed out into a shrub.

BUT.... even that, was a few light burns, a little bit of skin off and we went back for him.

These days, everyone would do a runner and leave him there.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on February 16, 2021, 10:18:05 AM
...
these days the fun police are everywhere blocking kids being kids and learning how to drive in paddocks.

....and their parents drive them everywhere instead of riding their bike, so they don't learn that doing silly stuff can turn to poop very quickly....and "Damage" is always turned on....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on February 16, 2021, 03:22:15 PM
I'm confused...again!

The vehicle involved in a rollover on Teewah Beach that put two teenagers in hospital.(Supplied)

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on February 16, 2021, 04:21:03 PM
....and their parents drive them everywhere instead of riding their bike, so they don't learn that doing silly stuff can turn to poop very quickly....and "Damage" is always turned on....

And that is how we got “Adultesence”
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 16, 2021, 05:53:43 PM
I'm confused...again!

The vehicle involved in a rollover on Teewah Beach that put two teenagers in hospital.(Supplied)
Someone sent you teh wrong photo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on February 16, 2021, 07:09:22 PM
Someone sent you teh wrong photo

No, it's in the news article. Scroll down a page or two. ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bob65 on February 16, 2021, 07:34:36 PM
Another step closer to getting beach driving shut down....

(https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/12649862-3x2-xlarge.jpg?v=2)



In the news article, this photo is subtitled as a vehicle that rolled last August
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: BaseCamp on February 18, 2021, 11:14:01 AM
(I can't fully see from my phone); but did the air bag deploy on that thing?

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 18, 2021, 05:17:32 PM
(I can't fully see from my phone); but did the air bag deploy on that thing?

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Probably not...that was only a light roll !!   ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 22, 2021, 01:49:41 PM
There is nervous excitement in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine with the return of a bountiful wet season.

The river level in the town has reached heights not seen since 2017.

It has been an above average wet season right across the Top End courtesy of the La Nina weather influence, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Curious onlookers walked out on the century-old unused rail bridge in Katherine over the weekend to enjoy the thrill of the torrent just metres away in a spectacular Top End sight.

Normal:
(https://www.theland.com.au/images/transform/v1/crop/frm/39XqhrgY6riNnQBs6VEtc8R/7d6741b0-61ce-4fb3-874f-253539093d5a_rotated_90.JPG/r0_644_2848_3910_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg)




Katherine River, in Katherine, today. Picture: Katherine Town Council
(https://www.theland.com.au/images/transform/v1/crop/frm/39XqhrgY6riNnQBs6VEtc8R/d1fdeb45-064b-4504-b3bd-eb7b1aa54a32.jpg/r196_0_1557_738_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg)


https://www.theland.com.au/story/7135624/thrillseekers-witness-a-top-end-river-become-a-wet-season-torrent/?cs=4950 (https://www.theland.com.au/story/7135624/thrillseekers-witness-a-top-end-river-become-a-wet-season-torrent/?cs=4950)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 22, 2021, 03:14:56 PM
Hundred yr old disused rail bridge....with that much water passing under it, I would be watching from the bank !!   8)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 22, 2021, 03:22:18 PM
Quote from: gronk
Hundred yr old disused rail bridge....with that much water passing under it, I would be watching from the bank !!   8)

no sense of adventure...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bkim on February 23, 2021, 12:30:37 AM
no sense of adventure...

Back in the seventies, immediately following cyclone Tracy, with a construction repair gang on the way to Darwin we had to drive all our trucks (30 in total) over that bridge!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 23, 2021, 05:37:11 AM
Back in the seventies, immediately following cyclone Tracy, with a construction repair gang on the way to Darwin we had to drive all our trucks (30 in total) over that bridge!

Fast forward another 50 yrs... ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 23, 2021, 07:22:42 AM
Fast forward another 50 yrs... ;D

I had rellies that lived in Blackall in Western Qld.

Quite a few years ago now, there was widespread flooding through the area, which is mainly flat as, so 10's of k's were under 6" of water, except for the raised embankment of the railway line down to Yaraka & up to Jericho!

It's all black soil out there so totally impassable as soon as it gets one drop of water on it, so nobody is going anywhere except by train or by driving along the embankment. It didn't happen that often but they were all prepared for when it did  - they even had a fitted out Ambulance Railcar! ;D

& so, a few years later, the powers that be decided to close the rail line ... ::) :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 23, 2021, 07:31:54 AM
I see that aboriginal activist, Stephen Hagan, (Coon cheese guy) is at it again.

Coon Point and Coon Island in the port/lake Macquarie area is in his sights now.

Not a friggin peep out of him regarding the black youth issues in Townsville and Cairns.

He's a fukkin pest...... time for a council to tell him to F... OFF..... we're not changing it.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 23, 2021, 09:26:39 AM
I see that aboriginal activist, Stephen Hagan, (Coon cheese guy) is at it again.

Coon Point and Coon Island in the port/lake Macquarie area is in his sights now.

Not a friggin peep out of him regarding the black youth issues in Townsville and Cairns.

He's a fukkin pest...... time for a council to tell him to F... OFF..... we're not changing it.
agree
He will be Australian of the year  some ****in how.. count on it...

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/politics/call-to-change-australian-suburbs-racist-name/news-story/08072dfa7b899db487b54263150cbe66 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/politics/call-to-change-australian-suburbs-racist-name/news-story/08072dfa7b899db487b54263150cbe66)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on February 23, 2021, 11:04:25 AM
Easily fixed .... Rename the place " Heaney island  and Heaney Island Point "  .. That'l fix em right up . Ohh and install a giant statue there too .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 23, 2021, 11:13:33 AM
Easily fixed .... Rename the place " Heaney island  and Heaney Island Point "  .. That'l fix em right up .
works for me.. wont happen, that will be offensive too somehow... white man isnt allowed any form of history anymore.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on February 23, 2021, 03:33:04 PM
.........and so he racist game goes on! Kermy did say that it wasn't easy being green!

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56153016 (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56153016)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 24, 2021, 07:10:05 AM
Kermy did say that it wasn't easy being green!

Any day now you'll find that song canned as well because The Greens will have copyrighted all reference to Green & banned anybody else from using it! ::) :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 24, 2021, 07:13:16 AM
white man isnt allowed any form of history anymore.

Yep! :'( >:(

But they're still making WW2 movies, which are mostly about either the evil Germans or Japs, & no-one seems to complain about stereotyping them ???

& where a Confederate flag is bad, once again, no-one seems to complain too much about Nazi flags, blokes in SS uniform complete with swastikas, or Rising Sun flags - shouldn't they be just as bad ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 24, 2021, 08:53:12 AM
Is this the news thread, or the daily rant thread?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 24, 2021, 02:32:05 PM
LOL.. One rule for some.... no blood sample taken from famous person.. average joe would have had his nose smashed with a hammer before being removed from the car in a rush to get a sample.

That wont buff out...


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Tiger Woods ‘fortunate to come out alive’ from LA car crash, say police

Los Angeles: Tiger Woods was seriously injured on Tuesday (US time) when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over several times and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said.

The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield. His agent said he was undergoing leg surgery. The Los Angeles Times and ESPN, citing sources it did not name, said Woods had a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, including a compound fracture.

....


The sheriff said there was no evidence of impairment when Woods was assessed by emergency workers at the scene, and that no blood samples had been drawn by investigators after he was rushed by ambulance to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre.
https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/tiger-woods-injured-in-los-angeles-car-crash-police-say-20210224-p5759s.html (https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/tiger-woods-injured-in-los-angeles-car-crash-police-say-20210224-p5759s.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: No more Deadlines! on February 24, 2021, 04:12:43 PM
If the laws in the US are similar to those here in Australia, Tiger may not escape if he had been drinking. In Oz in the case of a driver involved in a car accident that requires the driver to be taken to hospital, blood is taken at the Hospital, even if the person requires emergency surgery. Blood in Oz can only be taken by a Doctor or Nurse. Police and Ambos are not qualified to take blood. So Tiger may still have his day if he had been drinking!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 24, 2021, 05:22:55 PM
So Tiger may still have his day if he had been drinking!

After his last car crash you'd think they would suspect drinking as a cause, but 1st responders didn't suspect drinking or drugs.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 24, 2021, 05:41:11 PM
LOL.. One rule for some.... no blood sample taken from famous person.. average joe would have had his nose smashed with a hammer before being removed from the car in a rush to get a sample.

That wont buff out...

He has been given a two stroke penalty. ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Robbo on February 24, 2021, 07:21:43 PM
He has been given a two stroke penalty. ;D
Is that for landing in the bunker

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DarWen on February 24, 2021, 07:31:08 PM
More like a snap hook into the rough
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 26, 2021, 09:08:22 AM
Would you cut off ya foot for 25 million
200k in plastic surgery and your home clear.


https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/missing-sydney-fraudster-melissa-caddick-found-dead-on-nsw-south-coast-20210226-p5760e.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/missing-sydney-fraudster-melissa-caddick-found-dead-on-nsw-south-coast-20210226-p5760e.html)



from a mate:
yeah, pay a doctor to do it under general anesthetic then sail away into the sunset, throwing foot overboard on the way  :cup: :cup: :cup:

or another mates look on it

Shit yeah, You could buy a nice robotic version for a slice of the 25m
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 26, 2021, 04:03:54 PM
Be interesting to see what may happen here ???

(Although I'm definitely NOT holding my breath ::))
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on February 26, 2021, 04:06:06 PM
Maybe someone caught up with her and decided she’d make nice fish food!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on February 26, 2021, 04:29:39 PM
Maybe someone caught up with her and decided she’d make nice fish food!
That was my first thought

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 26, 2021, 09:49:53 PM
Quote from: Champin
That was my first thought

I reckon there were other player/s that nobody knew about involved, and they are off scott free with 25 million
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on February 27, 2021, 07:47:06 AM
Be interesting to see what may happen here ???

(Although I'm definitely NOT holding my breath ::))

Would have been good if I'd included the link to the story I was talking about! ::) :-[

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-26/petition-to-restrict-qld-beach-driving-to-only-open-licence/13180294 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-26/petition-to-restrict-qld-beach-driving-to-only-open-licence/13180294)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 27, 2021, 09:52:50 AM
Two men who brutally raped a woman before she bled to death on a secluded beach in northern NSW have failed in a bid to overturn their convictions and prison terms

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/men-who-brutally-raped-lynette-daley-before-she-bled-to-death-on-a-beach-from-her-injuries-lose-appeal/news-story/0b80782805844a172bcb6e82e7377dcc (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/men-who-brutally-raped-lynette-daley-before-she-bled-to-death-on-a-beach-from-her-injuries-lose-appeal/news-story/0b80782805844a172bcb6e82e7377dcc)
Her parents, her kids & Sister are still trying to come to terms with this, And they appealed?  >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on February 27, 2021, 10:08:13 AM
Two men who brutally raped a woman before she bled to death on a secluded beach in northern NSW have failed in a bid to overturn their convictions and prison terms

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/men-who-brutally-raped-lynette-daley-before-she-bled-to-death-on-a-beach-from-her-injuries-lose-appeal/news-story/0b80782805844a172bcb6e82e7377dcc (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/men-who-brutally-raped-lynette-daley-before-she-bled-to-death-on-a-beach-from-her-injuries-lose-appeal/news-story/0b80782805844a172bcb6e82e7377dcc)
Her parents, her kids & Sister are still trying to come to terms with this, And they appealed?  >:D

These blokes would be getting advice from some scum lawyer on any loopholes in the system. Everyone is allowed to appeal, but at least in this case there were no grounds for one !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 27, 2021, 10:28:33 AM
These blokes would be getting advice from some scum lawyer on any loopholes in the system. Everyone is allowed to appeal, but at least in this case there were no grounds for one !!
To be honest, I'm surprised they are still breathing.
 :angel:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on February 28, 2021, 07:50:20 AM
You've heard of the "Karmah Bus"  well there's now a "Karmah Rooster "   ;D https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-28/indian-rooster-kills-owner-with-cockfight-blade/13200676 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-28/indian-rooster-kills-owner-with-cockfight-blade/13200676)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on February 28, 2021, 10:53:49 AM
Big WW2 German bomb detonated today...

https://youtu.be/lVpETCS6tss (https://youtu.be/lVpETCS6tss)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 28, 2021, 12:06:12 PM
To be honest, I'm surprised they are still breathing.
 :angel:
it is disappointing...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on February 28, 2021, 12:28:48 PM
Big WW2 German bomb detonated today...

https://youtu.be/lVpETCS6tss (https://youtu.be/lVpETCS6tss)
imagine 100 of those being dropped on suburbia
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on February 28, 2021, 02:55:11 PM
it is disappointing...
Very.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 02, 2021, 06:12:28 AM
Wasn't sure were to post this, WTF, What made Me Smile.
Indian man killed by his own bird during cockfight
"The bird's owner was impaled in the groin by the knife as the animal tried to escape. The man died on the way to hospital from a loss of blood"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56224144 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56224144)
So his own cock killed him  :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 02, 2021, 10:22:05 AM
Australian music legend Michael Gudinski dies aged 68

The co-founder of Mushroom Records, Gudinski got his start in the music business as a dancehall promoter in his teens. He rose to become one of the most significant and powerful players in the local music scene, as a label boss, live music promoter, and high-profile spokesman on behalf of Australian music.

He had worked tirelessly during the pandemic to make the case for support of the live music industry, and had partnered with the Victoria state government on a number of campaigns to create opportunities for musicians to play live, either virtually or in person, in the face of the shutdowns that devastated the sector in 2020.

He died peacefully in his sleep at home in Melbourne on Monday night.


https://www.theage.com.au/culture/music/australian-music-industry-icon-michael-gudinski-dies-aged-68-20210302-p5770i.html (https://www.theage.com.au/culture/music/australian-music-industry-icon-michael-gudinski-dies-aged-68-20210302-p5770i.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 02, 2021, 10:38:18 AM
That's a bit of a shock.... ???

68 isn't very old.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MattNQ on March 02, 2021, 11:03:36 AM
Gotta love a beer that gets stronger after you buy it - just got to drink it before it goes bang ;D
Sounds like a bizarre beer flavour to me - Pineapple Milkshake Ale  ???
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/urgent-recall-issued-for-bright-brewery-pineapple-dream-beer-over-explosion-fears/news-story/a212695f420297fb5666f7476c743adf (https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/urgent-recall-issued-for-bright-brewery-pineapple-dream-beer-over-explosion-fears/news-story/a212695f420297fb5666f7476c743adf)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 02, 2021, 11:06:59 AM
Gotta love a beer that gets stronger after you buy it - just got to drink it before it goes bang ;D
Sounds like a bizarre beer flavour to me - Pineapple Milkshake Ale  ???
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/urgent-recall-issued-for-bright-brewery-pineapple-dream-beer-over-explosion-fears/news-story/a212695f420297fb5666f7476c743adf (https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/urgent-recall-issued-for-bright-brewery-pineapple-dream-beer-over-explosion-fears/news-story/a212695f420297fb5666f7476c743adf)
Goes without saying - contains nitro!

Cans of Bright Brewery’s ‘Pineapple Dream Nitro Milkshake Ale’
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on March 02, 2021, 11:23:52 AM
That's a bit of a shock.... ???

68 isn't very old.

I would reckon the way he lived his life (early years anyway) it would be pretty old  :cheers:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 02, 2021, 12:31:15 PM
yeah.... ya might have something there.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 02, 2021, 06:06:32 PM
Gotta love a beer that gets stronger after you buy it - just got to drink it before it goes bang ;D
Sounds like a bizarre beer flavour to me - Pineapple Milkshake Ale  ???
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/urgent-recall-issued-for-bright-brewery-pineapple-dream-beer-over-explosion-fears/news-story/a212695f420297fb5666f7476c743adf (https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/urgent-recall-issued-for-bright-brewery-pineapple-dream-beer-over-explosion-fears/news-story/a212695f420297fb5666f7476c743adf)

https://www.facebook.com/brightbrewery/videos/1488769034657230 (https://www.facebook.com/brightbrewery/videos/1488769034657230)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 02, 2021, 08:15:47 PM
That's a bit of a shock.... ???

68 isn't very old.

No cause of death yet ?

Died suddenly and peacefully in his sleep would point to a heart attack, but for a person with  considerable wealth and heart attacks common for many "older" people, a $300 test ( CT angiogram ) can give you a picture of artery health .....cheaper than a service for your car !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 03, 2021, 09:58:49 AM
... the snowball keeps rolling on....


Quote
Boston: Six Dr Seuss books – including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo – will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr Seuss Enterprises said in a statement on Tuesday, local time, that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday.
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is one of six Dr Seuss books that will no longer be published.

“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr Seuss Enterprises’ catalogue represents and supports all communities and families,” it said.

The other books affected are McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer.

The decision to cease publication and sales of the books was made last year after months of discussion, the company said.

“Dr Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalogue of titles,” it said.

Books by Dr Seuss – who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904 – have been translated into dozens of languages as well as in braille and are sold in more than 100 countries. He died in 1991.

https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/six-dr-seuss-books-will-no-longer-be-published-due-to-racist-images-20210303-p5778m.html (https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/six-dr-seuss-books-will-no-longer-be-published-due-to-racist-images-20210303-p5778m.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 03, 2021, 10:03:08 AM
... the snowball keeps rolling on....


http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56859.msg1033860#msg1033860 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56859.msg1033860#msg1033860)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on March 03, 2021, 12:31:59 PM
... the snowball keeps rolling on....

https://www.4bc.com.au/brisbane-high-school-introduces-badges-in-strong-step-toward-gender-inclusion/ (https://www.4bc.com.au/brisbane-high-school-introduces-badges-in-strong-step-toward-gender-inclusion/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 03, 2021, 03:43:05 PM
And now for something a bit more newsworthy...

Thomas Sewell, leader of a bunch of neo-nazi wankers charged with assault, after he allegedly (with video evidence) attacked a security guard outside a TV network office... And these clowns reckon they are the superior race... 'ken laughable..

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/thomas-sewell-leader-of-neonazi-group-allegedly-attacked-tv-channel-security-guard/news-story/5b13eeb7731bca5b8a9b2e5530f8a158 (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/thomas-sewell-leader-of-neonazi-group-allegedly-attacked-tv-channel-security-guard/news-story/5b13eeb7731bca5b8a9b2e5530f8a158)

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 03, 2021, 04:18:37 PM
And now for something a bit more newsworthy...

Thomas Sewell, leader of a bunch of neo-nazi wankers charged with assault, after he allegedly (with video evidence) attacked a security guard outside a TV network office... And these clowns reckon they are the superior race... 'ken laughable..

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/thomas-sewell-leader-of-neonazi-group-allegedly-attacked-tv-channel-security-guard/news-story/5b13eeb7731bca5b8a9b2e5530f8a158 (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/thomas-sewell-leader-of-neonazi-group-allegedly-attacked-tv-channel-security-guard/news-story/5b13eeb7731bca5b8a9b2e5530f8a158)

With no remorse, he actually thought it was the security guards fault ?? 

Maybe a stint in the big house will teach him how tough he isn't !!  He wouldn't like playing mummies and daddies !! ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 03, 2021, 08:04:19 PM
With no remorse, he actually thought it was the security guards fault ?? 

Maybe a stint in the big house will teach him how tough he isn't !!  He wouldn't like playing mummies and daddies !! ;D ;D

I reckon most od em are suffering from repressed sexuality issues anyway...  >:D he might enjoy it.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 03, 2021, 09:56:55 PM
And now for something a bit more newsworthy...

Thomas Sewell, leader of a bunch of neo-nazi wankers charged with assault, after he allegedly (with video evidence) attacked a security guard outside a TV network office... And these clowns reckon they are the superior race... 'ken laughable..

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/thomas-sewell-leader-of-neonazi-group-allegedly-attacked-tv-channel-security-guard/news-story/5b13eeb7731bca5b8a9b2e5530f8a158 (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/thomas-sewell-leader-of-neonazi-group-allegedly-attacked-tv-channel-security-guard/news-story/5b13eeb7731bca5b8a9b2e5530f8a158)
Things aren’t looking to great for all of his other mates either.

 https://www.sbs.com.au/news/it-could-soon-be-illegal-to-fly-the-nazi-flag-in-victoria-as-state-moves-to-combat-hate-crime (https://www.sbs.com.au/news/it-could-soon-be-illegal-to-fly-the-nazi-flag-in-victoria-as-state-moves-to-combat-hate-crime)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 04, 2021, 07:33:47 AM
Things aren’t looking to great for all of his other mates either.

 https://www.sbs.com.au/news/it-could-soon-be-illegal-to-fly-the-nazi-flag-in-victoria-as-state-moves-to-combat-hate-crime (https://www.sbs.com.au/news/it-could-soon-be-illegal-to-fly-the-nazi-flag-in-victoria-as-state-moves-to-combat-hate-crime)

The problem is, will any display of a swastika, in any of it's varied cultural forms now be banned? It's always risky banning things, without doing the proper research before hand, and specifying exactly what is banned. Fair enough if it's specifically Nazi symbolism, but the swastika has been used by countless different people around the world as a religious and spiritual symbol, well before Hitler and his National Socialist party was around.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 04, 2021, 07:40:01 AM
Very true.
One would assume it’s specificity targeted at the black symbol on a red/white background and the ones that get spray painted on walls of cultural places whenever something unpleasant happens somewhere around the world.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on March 04, 2021, 08:27:11 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/nt-park-fees-to-increase-camping-hiking-explainer/13210190 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/nt-park-fees-to-increase-camping-hiking-explainer/13210190)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2021, 08:36:17 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/nt-park-fees-to-increase-camping-hiking-explainer/13210190 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/nt-park-fees-to-increase-camping-hiking-explainer/13210190)
I see this more of an issue than $3 bux increase.


You'll soon be able to reserve campsites
For Territory campers, the old game of crossing the fingers, pulling into a campsite on a Friday night and hoping to get lucky with a camp spot is on the way out.
A new online booking system for campsites is on its way in.

I don't see how these systems work.. you pull up and someones already there that didnt book, fight ensues? and your locked into a Wally world trip instead of just crusing along - staying a week of you like a spot, or bailing on 1 night instead.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on March 04, 2021, 08:50:16 AM
I see this more of an issue than $3 bux increase.


You'll soon be able to reserve campsites
For Territory campers, the old game of crossing the fingers, pulling into a campsite on a Friday night and hoping to get lucky with a camp spot is on the way out.
A new online booking system for campsites is on its way in.

I don't see how these systems work.. you pull up and someones already there that didnt book, fight ensues? and your locked into a Wally world trip instead of just crusing along - staying a week of you like a spot, or bailing on 1 night instead.

Yep. It is the disastrous QLD model. Not enough Rangers to enforce it.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2021, 09:03:17 AM
Quote from: plusnq
Yep. It is the disastrous QLD model. Not enough Rangers to enforce it.


Add to it so many people dont even know they have to book... 800klms from home - no bookings, no phone reception ...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 04, 2021, 05:24:39 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/tents-banned,-campers-capped-ahead-of-easter-weekend-at-straddie/13212490 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/tents-banned,-campers-capped-ahead-of-easter-weekend-at-straddie/13212490)

I think there were some Swaggers talking about going over to Straddie, so hope things are still OK ??? :'( >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 04, 2021, 05:47:04 PM
I stayed at Barrington Tops a few weeks ago...long weekend. I couldn't book for the sat night...booked out, but got online and booked for sunday and monday night. Was pretty good, not crowded like it normally would be.
Was talking to a ranger...yes they come around every day and check bookings.....and asked him what they do with someone who has just rocked up....they don't fine them but tell them to travel 6K's to the dingo gate and get online and book. But if the place is booked out the site won't allow you to book so don't know what happens then ? The ranger takes their rego number and if they haven't paid within a certain time they get a fine.

So, at some places it's working good.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on March 04, 2021, 07:21:01 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/tents-banned,-campers-capped-ahead-of-easter-weekend-at-straddie/13212490 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/tents-banned,-campers-capped-ahead-of-easter-weekend-at-straddie/13212490)

I think there were some Swaggers talking about going over to Straddie, so hope things are still OK ??? :'( >:(

Update by the Island management
 https://www.minjerribahcamping.com.au/file/download/646 (https://www.minjerribahcamping.com.au/file/download/646)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 05, 2021, 11:11:09 AM
You think rego is expensive now?  giving money to a private company to carry out a public service?

Part of VicRoads will be privatised by the Andrews government, with the agency’s licence and registration arm to be run as a collaboration between the public and private sectors.


The Andrews government is promising Victoria’s motorists a better service from a partly privatised VicRoads registry but is offering no guarantees that fees will not rise.

Treasurer Tim Pallas confirmed on Friday that the government was looking for a private player to rebuild the agency’s struggling’ IT system in return for a concession to run VicRoads’ registration and licensing services for up to 40 years.


https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/part-of-vicroads-to-be-privatised-with-new-government-joint-venture-20210305-p5782n.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/part-of-vicroads-to-be-privatised-with-new-government-joint-venture-20210305-p5782n.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on March 05, 2021, 11:56:20 AM
Pfft,
hand it over to Google and pay for every metre driven.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 05, 2021, 01:51:01 PM



 but is offering no guarantees that fees will not rise.



Private enterprise...fees WILL rise. A company buys something and needs to make a profit....now a modest profit and keep fees the same or a better profit and hike up the fees.......which option do you think a company will take ?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 05, 2021, 03:58:32 PM
Quote from: gronk
.... which option do you think a company will take ?
Im not sure Eddie....

50 / 50 - or phone a friend?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Brij on March 05, 2021, 07:12:28 PM
You think rego is expensive now?  giving money to a private company to carry out a public service?

Part of VicRoads will be privatised by the Andrews government, with the agency’s licence and registration arm to be run as a collaboration between the public and private sectors.


The Andrews government is promising Victoria’s motorists a better service from a partly privatised VicRoads registry but is offering no guarantees that fees will not rise.

Treasurer Tim Pallas confirmed on Friday that the government was looking for a private player to rebuild the agency’s struggling’ IT system in return for a concession to run VicRoads’ registration and licensing services for up to 40 years.


https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/part-of-vicroads-to-be-privatised-with-new-government-joint-venture-20210305-p5782n.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/part-of-vicroads-to-be-privatised-with-new-government-joint-venture-20210305-p5782n.html)

They have had a couple of goes at rebuilding their MS DOS based rego and licensing system. All blew budgets and failed. This is just an attempt to farm out the development of a system without the up front cost. But with the subsequent extra cost long term to pay back the private funders.

I'm lead to believe VRs pay an absolute fortune for some company to maintain the current system as they have a monopoly on it, because no one else has staff that remember what MS DOS is.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on March 05, 2021, 08:11:51 PM
They have had a couple of goes at rebuilding their MS DOS based rego and licensing system. All blew budgets and failed. This is just an attempt to farm out the development of a system without the up front cost. But with the subsequent extra cost long term to pay back the private funders.

I'm lead to believe VRs pay an absolute fortune for some company to maintain the current system as they have a monopoly on it, because no one else has staff that remember what MS DOS is.

And the guy who does remember is coming up for retirement. 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on March 06, 2021, 04:56:06 AM
You think rego is expensive now?

I do. Just got the reminder for my wife's car. 565 quid. $1,018 for the next year.  >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 06, 2021, 02:49:30 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-06/birdsville-races-fury-as-council-bans-under-wing-camping/13215224 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-06/birdsville-races-fury-as-council-bans-under-wing-camping/13215224)

Don't think too many SWaggers will be flying out there, but puts a bit more pressure on the other available areas ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 06, 2021, 04:14:05 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-06/birdsville-races-fury-as-council-bans-under-wing-camping/13215224 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-06/birdsville-races-fury-as-council-bans-under-wing-camping/13215224)

Don't think too many SWaggers will be flying out there, but puts a bit more pressure on the other available areas ???
welcome to the modern world....

He said the safety conditions had not changed, but the council had become "more risk-averse".
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 07, 2021, 11:22:51 AM
Two people are dead and another is fighting for life after a fiery crash in South Australia.

The crash, which involved a Ford ute and a B-double truck, happened around 12.15pm on Saturday afternoon.

The force of the impact caused both vehicles to explode, which has left Stuart Highway, in the state’s north completely destroyed.

 https://7news.com.au/news/car-crash/tragedy-as-two-people-die-after-fiery-crash-in-south-australia-c-2302125 (https://7news.com.au/news/car-crash/tragedy-as-two-people-die-after-fiery-crash-in-south-australia-c-2302125)

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 07, 2021, 03:33:02 PM
What the ??? :o

On a somewhat happier note ;D:

https://www.mygc.com.au/qld-government-travel-vouchers-how-to-access-your-free-200/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/qld-government-travel-vouchers-how-to-access-your-free-200/)

Sorry to those of you that have just come back!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on March 07, 2021, 06:31:09 PM
Two people are dead and another is fighting for life after a fiery crash in South Australia.

The crash, which involved a Ford ute and a B-double truck, happened around 12.15pm on Saturday afternoon.

The force of the impact caused both vehicles to explode, which has left Stuart Highway, in the state’s north completely destroyed.

 https://7news.com.au/news/car-crash/tragedy-as-two-people-die-after-fiery-crash-in-south-australia-c-2302125 (https://7news.com.au/news/car-crash/tragedy-as-two-people-die-after-fiery-crash-in-south-australia-c-2302125)

(https://images.7news.com.au/publication/C-2302125/443d373e3344cb8c64b3933e448b099733478f84.jpg?imwidth=828&impolicy=sevennews_v2)

(https://images.7news.com.au/publication/C-2302125/cfdc0e54c2340cf86a9fe7c761e97f8904606207.jpg?imwidth=828&impolicy=sevennews_v2)

Apparently, the accident happened on a causeway with PVC corrugated pipes under the road surface, Diesel has leaked from the wreck, into the pipes with the resultant fire melting the pipes and collapsing the road.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 07, 2021, 06:53:40 PM
Ahh, that makes sense.
I was trying to figure out how the road would collapse in sections like that.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 08, 2021, 03:47:11 AM
Ahh, that makes sense.
I was trying to figure out how the road would collapse in sections like that.

Same here......
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on March 08, 2021, 01:00:12 PM
Just a 'Heads Up' that, if you're looking for 'Chicos', they're now called 'Cheekies'!  :D

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 09, 2021, 05:44:00 AM
we use to call them..... oh, never mind.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 09, 2021, 03:42:03 PM
we use to call them..... oh, never mind.
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MattNQ on March 09, 2021, 07:22:59 PM
Bet someone from the social media department is getting a good  thrashing.....


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-09/burger-king-says-women-belong-in-the-kitchen-on-iwd/13229022

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MattNQ on March 09, 2021, 07:25:56 PM
Bet someone from the social media department is getting a good  thrashing.....

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Have read their excuse...... but still confused where the correlation lies between chefs and a purveyor of crappy manufactured junk 'food'.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 09, 2021, 08:03:26 PM
but still confused where the correlation lies between chefs and a purveyor of crappy manufactured junk 'food'.

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At least their junk food looks and tastes SLIGHTLY better than that golden arch plastic.

Maccas sure have brainwashed a lot of kids ( and parents ) over the last 20yrs to believe they sell food ??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on March 10, 2021, 04:26:09 AM
At least their junk food looks and tastes SLIGHTLY better than that golden arch plastic.

Maccas sure have brainwashed a lot of kids ( and parents ) over the last 20yrs to believe they sell food ??

They like to refer to their stores as "Restaurants"  :'( :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 10, 2021, 06:05:31 AM
If i ever go to Maccas (maybe once a month) for a on the go feed in the car.... (not in the Fleetwood either)

Its always around a lunchtime thing.

I order a sausage muffin plain. (rarely is one ready, only sausage and eggs are sitting there)
Then i get a hash brown and a coke, as a meal deal.
Then. i ask for an extra 2 hash browns. (Around lunchtime, they seldom have 3 hashies ready to go, most want their fries by then.)

Oh sir, please park in bay 1 and we will bring your meal to you.

NEARLY.... every time, i end up with a freshly scorched lump of a sausage like substance and orange cheese on freshly toasted bun and 3 piping hot, burn the roof of ya mouth, hash browns.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on March 10, 2021, 09:20:50 AM
Hi,
   Been to M twice.
1. Kids were harping on about it as we were getting home late. They liked it, so they had mine as well.
2. To confirm that nothing could be as bad as that. It was.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 10, 2021, 09:41:33 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
...lump of a sausage like substance
at least your honest
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 11, 2021, 12:49:27 PM
https://www.mygc.com.au/qld-increases-gathering-limits-in-homes-camping-grounds-ahead-of-easter-holidays/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/qld-increases-gathering-limits-in-homes-camping-grounds-ahead-of-easter-holidays/)

Just think what this is going to mean in popular spots for Easter, school hols, & then Anzac & May Day long weekends! :o
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 13, 2021, 11:56:35 AM
****. when your numbers up :( Poor basket.


Quote
A camper had died in a freak accident after a tree branch fell on his tent in Victoria's Yarra Ranges today.
Emergency services were called to the Don Road property in Healesville around 5.45am after reports a tree branch had fallen on a tent.


https://www.9news.com.au/national/victoria-camper-killed-by-falling-tree-branch-heaesville/e486e327-e6ef-4bdf-ba0b-c30c4fa39b92 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/victoria-camper-killed-by-falling-tree-branch-heaesville/e486e327-e6ef-4bdf-ba0b-c30c4fa39b92)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 13, 2021, 01:05:01 PM
****. when your numbers up :( Poor basket.

They all say not to camp under trees, but that's sometimes the best spot !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 13, 2021, 01:08:06 PM
They all say not to camp under trees, but that's sometimes the best spot !!
we've all done it.. sadly its a 'it'll never happen to me' thought for most of us....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on March 13, 2021, 04:12:37 PM
Hi,
   Have moved camp a few times when a walk around reveals an unseen overhead danger.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on March 13, 2021, 05:54:31 PM
We were always taught to look up before you lay down in the jungle
There are a lot of widow makers in the upper canopies
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on March 13, 2021, 06:42:56 PM
Hi,
   Have moved camp a few times when a walk around reveals an unseen overhead danger.
Cheers

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Saw the news footage.....I don't think that van park had a site that DIDN'T have trees ??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 14, 2021, 07:59:11 AM
Saw the news footage.....I don't think that van park had a site that DIDN'T have trees ??

I was thinking the same thing ??? :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2021, 10:26:09 AM
Quote from: gronk
I don't think that van park had a site that DIDN'T have trees ??

IMWO that would be 99% of van parks i've ever stayed in
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2021, 11:12:28 AM
RIP Murray Walker... Great voice of racing

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Murray Walker, a British motorsport commentator once known as the voice of Formula 1, has died. He was 97.

A statement from the British Racing Drivers' Club confirmed Mr Murray's passing.

"A friend, a true motorsport legend, the nation's favourite commentator and a contagious smile. Murray will be sadly missed, his mark and voice will live on in motorsport and our hearts forever," it said.

"We thank Murray for all he has done for our community. Sending our love and thoughts to Murray's family and friends in this difficult time. RIP our friend."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-14/murray-walker-formula-1-commentator-dies-at-97/13246614 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-14/murray-walker-formula-1-commentator-dies-at-97/13246614)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on March 14, 2021, 01:01:12 PM
Spin, spin, spin.

RIP Murray.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 14, 2021, 01:05:46 PM
I thought he carked it years ago.  ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2021, 02:22:11 PM
Quote from: Pottsy
Spin, spin, spin.

RIP Murray.
I liked the 12th man version imitating Murray Walker..

 "These ****ing cars just keep going round and round and round. It's been so ****ing boring!"
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: doc evil on March 14, 2021, 03:47:55 PM
RIP Murray
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 14, 2021, 03:59:05 PM
I liked the 12th man version imitating Murray Walker..

 "These ****ing cars just keep going round and round and round. It's been so ****ing boring!"

Why is it that that was the immediate first thing I thought of ??? ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2021, 05:50:32 PM
Nutha one

Quote
Boxing icon ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler has died aged 66.

His wife, Kay, confirmed the sad news on social media late on Saturday night.

The American, widely regarded one of the greatest boxers ever, reigned as the undisputed middleweight world champion between 1980 and 1987.

His 12 title defences rate as the third-longest ever championship reign, while his six years and seven months with the belt is the second-longest tenure for a middleweight.

Kay, with whom he had five children, wrote on Facebook: “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement.

“Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire.

“Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.

“With love, Kay G. Hagler.”

https://www.news.com.au/sport/boxing/legendary-boxer-marvelous-marvin-hagler-dead-at-66/news-story/15daee17c796f30eb0d3fde0b7c73582 (https://www.news.com.au/sport/boxing/legendary-boxer-marvelous-marvin-hagler-dead-at-66/news-story/15daee17c796f30eb0d3fde0b7c73582)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Gazza00 on March 15, 2021, 06:57:26 PM
 Not sure whether News or WTF

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/space-travel-and-sperm-bank-on-the-moon-necessary-to-keep-world-going-according-to-scientists/news-story/6515f300f6f08674545edd027e80694f

Maybe just send all the wankers on earth up there    hopefully the radiation will neutralize them 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 15, 2021, 08:03:30 PM
Not sure whether News or WTF

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/space-travel-and-sperm-bank-on-the-moon-necessary-to-keep-world-going-according-to-scientists/news-story/6515f300f6f08674545edd027e80694f

Maybe just send all the wankers on earth up there    hopefully the radiation will neutralize them
That's a WTF.
:O
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 18, 2021, 03:19:49 AM
"Sabine Schmitz passed away after a long battle with cancer. Rest in peace Sabine!"
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2021, 08:11:43 AM
"Sabine Schmitz passed away after a long battle with cancer. Rest in peace Sabine!"
thats tragic....  :'( who is she?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on March 18, 2021, 08:17:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc)   ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVMvZr_3aM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVMvZr_3aM)            Loved your work Sabine RIP .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: doc evil on March 18, 2021, 02:12:43 PM
thats tragic....  :'( who is she?

She was known as the Queen of Nürburgring.

She could punt a car (or a transit van  :o ) around there better than most professional drivers.

RIP Sabine.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 19, 2021, 07:34:57 AM
I bet these guys are glad their trailer manufacturer used rated safety chains....

 https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/17/pickup-dangles-off-idaho-gorge-bridge/ (https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/17/pickup-dangles-off-idaho-gorge-bridge/)

(https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims3/GLOB/crop/694x391+266+79/resize/800x450!/format/jpg/quality/85/https://s.aolcdn.com/os/ab/_cms/2021/03/17184542/161000659_3807381695964139_8641698381007856627_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on March 19, 2021, 09:12:26 AM
Ooops, change undies time!
Cheers

Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2021, 11:35:13 AM
Last December the Cheshire Fire Rescue reported a fire at two outhouses in rural England, located in Over Peover, Cheshire. 80 exotic vehicles and supercars were kept at the site, which ended up completely destroyed.
https://www.instagram.com/supercar.fails/ (https://www.instagram.com/supercar.fails/)

After more than three months of what happened, the Instagram account supercar.fails published photographs of the cars that were destroyed by the fire. Some of the cars that burned include a Ferrari LaFerrari , Aston Martin AMV12S , an Aston Martin Zagato , BMW M2 , Fiat 695 Biposto as well as a Ferrari 250 GTE .

The British newspaper Daily Mail also reported on a " mystery car " worth $ 4.05 million and which they say had "been stored in the outbuildings as part of a financial scheme."

What a sad end to the storage facility that burnt down. One unlucky person lost the following list of cars 😞
Aston Martin AMV12S
Aston Martin Zagato
BMW M2
Fiat 695 Biposto
Ferrari 250 GTE
Ferrari 355 Fiorano Handling pack
Ferrari 360 Spider
Ferrari 599GTO
Ferrari F12tdf
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Ferrari Pista (Red one)
Ferrari 812SF
Lamborghini Tractor
Lexus LFA
McLaren chassis
McLaren 650S
McLaren 675LT
McLaren Senna
Porsche 991 Endurance Cup
Porsche CGT
These are amongst some that were lost which included several Bugatti’s LaFerrari, classic Ferrari’s and so many more

https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/autopistas/revelan-nuevas-fotos-del-incendio-provocado-que-destruyo-80-superautos (https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/autopistas/revelan-nuevas-fotos-del-incendio-provocado-que-destruyo-80-superautos)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 19, 2021, 03:42:09 PM
I bet these guys are glad their trailer manufacturer used rated safety chains....

But isn't that the front of the F-truck pointing upwards ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on March 19, 2021, 04:37:11 PM
But isn't that the front of the F-truck pointing upwards ???
Nope....

(https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims3/GLOB/legacy_thumbnail/900x1600/format/jpg/quality/85/https://s.aolcdn.com/os/ab/_cms/2021/03/17184716/160998243_3807381242630851_5731471479778115834_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on March 21, 2021, 07:21:32 AM
Should I or shouldn't I sell the Prado...
https://www.theage.com.au/national/toyota-landcruiser-prices-hit-record-highs-as-aussies-holiday-at-home-20210320-p57ci0.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/toyota-landcruiser-prices-hit-record-highs-as-aussies-holiday-at-home-20210320-p57ci0.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on March 21, 2021, 07:33:43 AM
If you do, what are you going to do for a car ???

Tow things with the Outback ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on March 21, 2021, 08:04:02 AM
If you do, what are you going to do for a car ???

Tow things with the Outback ???

These days the only things I tow are bikes...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 21, 2021, 08:17:26 AM
Should I or shouldn't I sell the Prado...
https://www.theage.com.au/national/toyota-landcruiser-prices-hit-record-highs-as-aussies-holiday-at-home-20210320-p57ci0.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/toyota-landcruiser-prices-hit-record-highs-as-aussies-holiday-at-home-20210320-p57ci0.html)
it fitted better in WTF thread LMAO
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on March 21, 2021, 10:18:21 AM
200 prices have skyrocketed , I thought I did well in October but reckon if I’d held on would have got another $5-7k and mine was 7 yrs old previous facelift . You wonder how much of its hype but my dealer who I know quite well told me with only 900kms on the new one (Channeling you Jamie  ;D )  I could get $40k over what I paid back in September!

Issue for the landcruiser are 70s where affected by the decision to continue the 200 for another few months as the 300 is delayed ( 200 production taking allocated 70 motors ) and so now Toyota find them selves with no more 200s no more 70s till end of year and the 300 Same time . Then lead times on prados and everything else is blown out as well .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: achjimmy on March 21, 2021, 10:28:12 AM
I bet these guys are glad their trailer manufacturer used rated safety chains....

 https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/17/pickup-dangles-off-idaho-gorge-bridge/ (https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/17/pickup-dangles-off-idaho-gorge-bridge/)

(https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims3/GLOB/crop/694x391+266+79/resize/800x450!/format/jpg/quality/85/https://s.aolcdn.com/os/ab/_cms/2021/03/17184542/161000659_3807381695964139_8641698381007856627_n.jpg)

Faark
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 25, 2021, 12:18:37 PM
Cargo ship draws giant penis in Red Sea then becomes wedged in Suez Canal

Just give it a push with ya loader will ya Dave
(https://www.aljazeera.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-03-24T080052Z_2068522214_RC2KHM9DUYO5_RTRMADP_3_EGYPT-SUEZCANAL-SHIP.jpg)

https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/catastrophic-oil-prices-spike-after-grounded-mega-ship-blocks-suez-canal/news-story/19d9322de92f703442b3aecccf8a7ffd (https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/catastrophic-oil-prices-spike-after-grounded-mega-ship-blocks-suez-canal/news-story/19d9322de92f703442b3aecccf8a7ffd)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 27, 2021, 07:08:43 AM
Wespac announces 48 branches to close & their share price goes up, 0.91%.
Hmm.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 27, 2021, 02:23:10 PM
Campsite fight leaves two men injured, one arrested on Victoria-NSW
border

........... 
Two men have suffered serious injuries and another man has been arrested after a fight broke out at a campsite on the Victoria-NSW border overnight.

Police are scouring the grounds for evidence after being called to Forges Bend Track in Yarrawonga about 8pm yesterday, where two men were found with multiple injuries.

Officers have spoken with a number of campers at the scene, as the investigation into the altercation ramps up.

A 23-year-old man was also taken to The Alfred hospital in a serious but stable condition, with substantial upper body injuries.

Police arrested a 53-year-old man at the scene.

He remains in custody assisting officers with their inquiries at Wangaratta.

"What I can say at the moment is that we have a number of crime scenes ahead of us," Detective Sergeant Marcus Boyd said.

"It's a little bit early to understand exactly what's happened....

"A couple of witnesses are in hospital and we haven't been able to speak to them on a formal basis at this stage."

It is understood some "edged weapons" may have been involved in the altercation.

Whether the three men were known to each other is still unknown.


https://www.9news.com.au/national/campsite-fight-yarrawonga-two-men-injured-man-arrested-victoria-nsw-border/181d9f0b-86b4-4555-b556-145421ff77a6 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/campsite-fight-yarrawonga-two-men-injured-man-arrested-victoria-nsw-border/181d9f0b-86b4-4555-b556-145421ff77a6)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on March 28, 2021, 06:18:37 AM
Campsite fight leaves two men injured, one arrested on Victoria-NSW
border

Probably started with a "turn yo music down" visit  ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on March 28, 2021, 12:39:24 PM
Quote from: Spada
Probably started with a "turn yo music down" visit  ???

yea had the same thought

camping certainly has changed over last 20 yrs...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on March 28, 2021, 12:42:52 PM
yea had the same thought

camping certainly has changed over last 20 yrs...
And unfortunatley not for the better at some places.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on April 03, 2021, 02:43:26 PM
This could turn out badly
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-03/missing-girl-near-alice-springs/100047248 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-03/missing-girl-near-alice-springs/100047248)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 03, 2021, 02:48:32 PM
Oh, Hope they find her.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 04, 2021, 07:49:00 AM
Found OK! ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 04, 2021, 07:54:43 AM
Found OK! ;D :cup:
Awesome news.
Thank you for letting us know.
Cheers
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2021, 10:20:56 AM
Was a hard arse on the field.... and certainly had a hard battle in life afterwards

Quote
Rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis dies aged 70
Tommy Raudonikis, perhaps rugby league’s most loved character, has died after a long battle with cancer.

(https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/images/transform/v1/crop/frm/silverstone-feed-data/7583c170-9097-4b89-9c0e-87aeb13caa82.jpg/r0_0_800_600_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg)

The former Australian halfback and captain was with his partner Trish Brown when he passed away at 7.15am on Wednesday in a Gold Coast hospital, only six days short of his 71st birthday.

“Tommy Terrific”, as he was known to his fans at Western Suburbs Magpies and Newtown, had been plagued with bad health for nearly thirty years, fighting testicular cancer, enduring a quadruple bypass, combating neck and throat cancer and ailments of the back and shoulders. Yet he fought on until cancer finally did to him what a legion of English, French, and New Zealand players could not.


https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/rugby-league-legend-tommy-raudonikis-dies-aged-70-20210407-p57h2m.html (https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/rugby-league-legend-tommy-raudonikis-dies-aged-70-20210407-p57h2m.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 07, 2021, 01:32:31 PM
Just read that.
:(
No more Cattle Dog.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2021, 03:36:54 PM
Just read that.
:(
No more Cattle Dog.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1379585330437758980 (https://twitter.com/i/status/1379585330437758980)

watch the first 15 mins of this semi... old school hard arse players!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRZV5EhrvO0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRZV5EhrvO0)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 07, 2021, 05:13:27 PM
What a tough nugget & passionate.
A spade was a spade, he played hard, he would tell you the way it was, without the sugar coated BS.
RIP, Tommy.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on April 07, 2021, 09:22:00 PM
Ironic that someone who hated Queenslanders with such passion chose to live out his golden years on the Gold Coast..... ;) :P

One of the last coaches to put some fire into those soft NSW harts.
A true legend of his time and will be missed.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 09, 2021, 04:18:08 PM
Splash!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-09/qld-inskip-point-another-landslip/100056978
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on April 09, 2021, 04:46:07 PM
Ironic that someone who hated Queenslanders with such passion chose to live out his golden years on the Gold Coast..... ;) :P



And that's the true sportsman he was.....he only hated them on the field.

Afterwards it's all about having a beer and a fag, all forgotten.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 10, 2021, 09:36:07 AM
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-09/prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh-dies-aged-99/8496412 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-09/prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh-dies-aged-99/8496412)

Never mind, just saw there is already a thread on it.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 16, 2021, 12:55:40 PM
Would be nice to think it would actually make a difference, but they've probably already phoenixed it & moved on :'( >:(

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-15/qld-court-ruling-australian-4wd-hire-company-gold-coast-roesch/100071930 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-15/qld-court-ruling-australian-4wd-hire-company-gold-coast-roesch/100071930)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 16, 2021, 12:57:12 PM
But for some good news! ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-16/fraser-island-recovering-after-devastating-bushfire/100070518 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-16/fraser-island-recovering-after-devastating-bushfire/100070518)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on April 17, 2021, 07:43:40 AM
Woolworths to trial Staff wearing Body Cams.
Sorry couldn't find a link that's not paywalled atm.
7 stores across Australia to have staff wear body cams to help protect them after an increase in staff being assaulted and abused, re customers fighting over toilet paper and other items during covid.

Thay's pretty sad :(
 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 18, 2021, 07:29:33 PM
Nutha Dingo attack which was probably not the dogs fault...

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/rangers-urge-toddler-s-saviours-to-come-forward-after-dingo-attack-20210418-p57k82.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/rangers-urge-toddler-s-saviours-to-come-forward-after-dingo-attack-20210418-p57k82.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on April 18, 2021, 09:29:02 PM
Nutha Dingo attack which was probably not the dogs fault...

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/rangers-urge-toddler-s-saviours-to-come-forward-after-dingo-attack-20210418-p57k82.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/rangers-urge-toddler-s-saviours-to-come-forward-after-dingo-attack-20210418-p57k82.html)

Nah, can't have been.....boy wandered off from the rental property and was attacked and probably dragged by the dingo(s).

Dingo was only doing what is natural for it....attack and kill prey.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bigpickle on April 18, 2021, 09:47:26 PM
Quote
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced

I saw the news coverage of the funeral.

Proves to me that the Poms are the best in the world for pointless dress ups. Lots of red, gold and medals and little substance.

Outside of his cook( who has probably never cooked anything, ever) and kids, does anyone really care?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 19, 2021, 07:09:30 AM
for pointless dress ups. Lots of red, gold and medals and little substance.

Not wanting to start a fight, but isn't that a description of every funeral you've ever been to ??? (OK, maybe not the gold & medals, but certainly the rest of it)

& he was deeply respected by a lot of people, so yes, some would care.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 19, 2021, 01:52:32 PM
I saw the news coverage of the funeral.

Proves to me that the Poms are the best in the world for pointless dress ups. Lots of red, gold and medals and little substance.

Outside of his cook( who has probably never cooked anything, ever) and kids, does anyone really care?

It would seem that a lot of people do care.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on April 19, 2021, 05:16:36 PM
I saw a few minutes of the service,as the casket was taken to the hearse.  Everything in time and precise.  Then as they step off the Royal family (many with military background) were out of step and time within 2 beats. 

Sad when only a very small number was allowed at the funeral, but the bands by comparison were huge
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 20, 2021, 04:53:24 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-20/dingo-feeding-stations-make-attacks-worse/100080812 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-20/dingo-feeding-stations-make-attacks-worse/100080812)

Not a good idea :'(

Better idea (but not cheap or easy!) would be to fit every one of them with trackers, that if they come close to civilisation, set off an alarm to warn people, & also hopefully scare the dingo back into the bush ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on April 21, 2021, 07:47:44 AM
Nutha Dingo attack which was probably not the dogs fault...

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/rangers-urge-toddler-s-saviours-to-come-forward-after-dingo-attack-20210418-p57k82.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/rangers-urge-toddler-s-saviours-to-come-forward-after-dingo-attack-20210418-p57k82.html)

I wonder how some of these Fraser tourists would go, further up North, in Croc country?
Heaven forbid, a trip to an African National Park!  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on April 21, 2021, 09:29:31 AM
Maybe the tide has turned, I'll wait for the appeal

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-21/derek-chauvin-verdict-guilty-of-george-floyd-murder-minneapolis/100081378 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-21/derek-chauvin-verdict-guilty-of-george-floyd-murder-minneapolis/100081378)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 21, 2021, 09:31:00 AM
I'm waiting for the riots to start :'( (if they haven't already ???)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: duggie on April 21, 2021, 10:09:28 AM
I dont think that Derek Chauvin will live long enough to serve out much of his sentence
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 21, 2021, 10:26:29 AM
Sadly any cop that shoots someone now will be marked - whether its justified or not.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on April 21, 2021, 11:03:03 AM
Sadly any cop that shoots someone now will be marked - whether its justified or not.
Shooting is still a perfectly acceptable form of policing in the USA and will continue to be for a very long time.

Physically touching offenders on the other hand.....
Now that a cop has been convicted for touching someones neck for 9 minutes and eventually killing them, the only acceptable solution is to just shoot them straight away. ::)

What we might expect to start seeing is if there happens to be some pesky lefty bystanders filming the suspect getting shot, then the cops can just shot the bystanders as well.

Much less paperwork that way....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on April 21, 2021, 11:07:23 AM

Now that a cop has been convicted for touching someones neck for 9 minutes and eventually killing them, the only acceptable solution is to just shoot them straight away. ::)



The female officer tried that the other day.....she'll go to jail as well !!

They'll have to paint the tasers orange so they can tell the difference between that and a gun ??   ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 21, 2021, 11:20:39 AM
Quote from: Pete79
Shooting is still a perfectly acceptable form of policing in the USA and will continue to be for a very long time.
I think this guilty will change that, and that chick that Gronk is talking about will be Shittin her pants.

Quote
What we might expect to start seeing is if there happens to be some pesky lefty bystanders filming the suspect getting shot
this already happens everywhere, you see vids of innocent people gettin bashed, and 20 people videoing it - nobody jumping in to help!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on April 21, 2021, 01:08:04 PM
Hi,
    I wonder if this became 'newsworthy' only because of the commercial value of having the video to put to air?
Not so much traction without vision!
Cynical?  Me?
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on April 21, 2021, 03:56:21 PM
Maybe the tide has turned, I'll wait for the appeal

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-21/derek-chauvin-verdict-guilty-of-george-floyd-murder-minneapolis/100081378 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-21/derek-chauvin-verdict-guilty-of-george-floyd-murder-minneapolis/100081378)

I'll wait for the appeal too
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on April 21, 2021, 05:40:52 PM
George Floyd was a nasty piece of sh1t that should have been shot a long time ago
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on April 21, 2021, 06:02:39 PM
I'm not sure how the manslaughter, 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree murder thing works in the US. Surely if there was any intent to kill, it was involuntary manslaughter.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on April 21, 2021, 07:40:53 PM
George Floyd was a nasty piece of sh1t that should have been shot a long time ago
From personal experience ?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 21, 2021, 08:31:00 PM
George Floyd was a nasty piece of sh1t that should have been shot a long time ago
https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/06/12/george-floyd-criminal-record/ (https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/06/12/george-floyd-criminal-record/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 21, 2021, 10:57:50 PM
George Floyd was a nasty piece of sh1t that should have been shot a long time ago

And this is why we have courts, juries, judges and don't rely on lynch mob justice.. fmd
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 22, 2021, 08:15:29 AM
https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/06/12/george-floyd-criminal-record/ (https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/06/12/george-floyd-criminal-record/)

Thanks, Birdie!

Hadn't seen any of that - mind you, I also haven't paid any attention to the whole thing either!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 22, 2021, 12:46:59 PM
Quote from: Troopy_03
And this is why we have courts, juries, judges and don't rely on lynch mob justice.. fmd

and how often do crims get 'good behaviour bonds' or what ever they are called this week to people for the 10th time - once should be enough then WHAM...
if you were a crim, why would you be afraid - you've been to court 10 times and got nothing for your crimes?

Find god and apologize and all is forgiven... here, go home and dont be a norty boy.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 22, 2021, 02:02:29 PM
and how often do crims get 'good behaviour bonds' or what ever they are called this week to people for the 10th time - once should be enough then WHAM...
if you were a crim, why would you be afraid - you've been to court 10 times and got nothing for your crimes?

Find god and apologize and all is forgiven... here, go home and dont be a norty boy.
Yeah, you're probably right, we should just go around shooting anyone we think may be a "nasty piece of work". Or give coppers free reign to.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 22, 2021, 03:52:07 PM
Quote from: Troopy_03
Yeah, you're probably right, we should just go around shooting anyone we think may be a "nasty piece of work". Or give coppers free reign to.
Yeah, you're probably right, we should just let everyone go cause they didnt mean to bash that old person into a coma, rob them, hold up shops, break into a house bash abd stab the owners steal their car, run 5 red lights, and kill a family for the 10th time.. Honest, they are full of contrition once they were caught...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bob65 on April 22, 2021, 04:06:18 PM
Yeah, you're probably right, we should just go around shooting anyone we think may be a "nasty piece of work". Or give coppers free reign to.

Where do you apply for that job?

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on April 22, 2021, 04:42:40 PM
Will just leave this here .......    Bloke sure did a lot of  talking for someone that couldnt breathe . ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on April 22, 2021, 05:42:14 PM
There's another row now, although I can't really see how they can blame the copper for this one.

https://nypost.com/2021/04/21/makhia-bryant-cops-release-911-calls-more-bodycam-of-fatal-shooting/
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 22, 2021, 09:34:21 PM
Yeah, you're probably right, we should just let everyone go cause they didnt mean to bash that old person into a coma, rob them, hold up shops, break into a house bash abd stab the owners steal their car, run 5 red lights, and kill a family for the 10th time.. Honest, they are full of contrition once they were caught...
Get it back into context. My post was referring to this post

George Floyd was a nasty piece of sh1t that should have been shot a long time ago

Nothing to do with your rantings.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 22, 2021, 09:38:01 PM
There's another row now, although I can't really see how they can blame the copper for this one.

https://nypost.com/2021/04/21/makhia-bryant-cops-release-911-calls-more-bodycam-of-fatal-shooting/

From the footage shown, it looks like he didn't have a lot of choice. It did look like she was about to stab the other person. Which is a different situation to the George Floyd case.

Actually, you gotta have a bit of sympathy for that cop. He's going to be on the end of the backlash.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 23, 2021, 01:34:55 PM
It seems someone has been killed in the Targa Tasmania.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on April 23, 2021, 02:20:45 PM
Shot or stabbed? (Well it’s a topical question judging on the last dozen entries :D)

 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-23/serious-crash-in-targa-tasmania-car-rally/100090562 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-23/serious-crash-in-targa-tasmania-car-rally/100090562)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 23, 2021, 02:42:42 PM
Motor racing is great fun, until its not.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on April 23, 2021, 04:31:02 PM
It seems someone has been killed in the Targa Tasmania.

Yes heard it on the radio this arvo. Very sad.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 24, 2021, 02:27:27 PM
Reports are saying another two killed today in the Targa as well.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 24, 2021, 03:18:23 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Reports are saying another two killed today in the Targa as well.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-24/double-fatality-in-targa-tasmania-tarmac-car-race/100092954 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-24/double-fatality-in-targa-tasmania-tarmac-car-race/100092954)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: nab on April 24, 2021, 05:50:58 PM
George Floyd was a nasty piece of sh1t that should have been shot a long time ago

At times my wife works with these types of individuals/criminals. Yes they are human beings, but they are pieces of utter Shit. Known violent criminal history, zero respect for anyone and even less for cops/nurses etc. last time was about 6 months ago, mr X was being held down by 6 people trying to restrain him. He bit 2 cops on the arms and he has Hep B, those cops had to be tested to see if they contracted it. Mr X has been this way for years, his whole family is the same.

In George Floyd’s case, the public see a black man held down by 4 cops. They don’t know that he has spat on, punched, kicked, assaulted people all his adult life (prob as a teen too). So many resources used, so many lives negatively affected, many victims left with life long scars.

No there shouldn’t be lynch mobs, yes they should go to court. But how bad does a person have to be before they should be permanently removed from this earth? Leopard never changes his spots.

Things may change when the victims are son/daughters of judges, lawyers and politicians...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Mace on April 25, 2021, 10:22:13 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/PmzXvYh/Screenshot-2021-04-25-101844.png)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: outbackogre on April 25, 2021, 12:59:02 PM
On this Anzac Day, I feel moved to reflect on previous comments made about George Floyd, and observe that the freedoms our Anzacs defended derive from a democracy based on the rule of law and due process.  No matter how undeserving someone seems to be, they are entitled to arrive safely to their day in court.  Lest we forget.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 25, 2021, 01:19:14 PM
Quote from: Mace
(https://i.ibb.co/PmzXvYh/Screenshot-2021-04-25-101844.png)
yea very sad time for many people affected by this... Thats a really nice looking RX7 as is the Porsche
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Marcus73 on April 25, 2021, 05:26:45 PM
yea very sad time for many people affected by this... Thats a really nice looking RX7 as is the Porsche
Tragic loss and as you say, very sad to all affected


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 25, 2021, 06:50:41 PM
This should be fun if its true....

Australian mayor apologizes after council youth worker tells ‘white, male & Christian’ students they are ‘oppressors’ – media

 A presentation by a council worker at a public school near Melbourne left students flabbergasted and parents incensed, after white boys who held Christian beliefs were reportedly told they were “oppressors” by default.

The incident allegedly took place at Parkdale Secondary College in a beachside suburb of Melbourne, Australia, last week, but was first reported by the Sunday Herald on Sunday.

The paper reported that the Kingston Youth Services worker was giving a presentation about “privilege, pronouns and “intersectionality”’ to year-11 students last Wednesday. As part of the presentation, the unnamed female worker told teens who considered themselves to be “male,” “white” and “Christian” to stand up and then chastised them for being the well-off class, reportedly labeling them as “oppressors.”

https://www.rt.com/news/522049-white-christian-opressors-school/ (https://www.rt.com/news/522049-white-christian-opressors-school/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: RonnieQ on April 25, 2021, 08:28:41 PM
yea very sad time for many people affected by this... Thats a really nice looking RX7 as is the Porsche
I worked with Shane Navin, he was a genuinely nice guy and very passionate about his motorsport.
I remember speaking to him about something that had  happened in my past that knocked me around a bit. He had plenty of time to talk me and his words helped me with my perspective on it. When you consider he was a general manager and I was maintenance toolmaker we were at different ends of the spectrum at work, on that day he had all the time in the world for me.
He will be missed by all his work colleagues, friends and family.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 28, 2021, 01:59:08 PM
3 different articles that I've just read! ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/grey-nomads-work-to-fill-coronavirus-backpacker-shortage/100083816 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/grey-nomads-work-to-fill-coronavirus-backpacker-shortage/100083816)

Wonder if they're planning on paying a real wage, or just meals & accommodation ???

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/environmentalists-versus-bush-user-groups-veac-proposal/100096256 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/environmentalists-versus-bush-user-groups-veac-proposal/100096256)

Doesn't say what happens with camping, but I'd guess that if it's a National Park, it'd be restricted ??? :'( >:(

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/water-purification-research-drought-remote-rural-australia-unisa/100099816 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/water-purification-research-drought-remote-rural-australia-unisa/100099816)

Be interesting to see where it goes, because it could be usable by people camping remotely!

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on April 28, 2021, 02:18:45 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/grey-nomads-work-to-fill-coronavirus-backpacker-shortage/100083816 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/grey-nomads-work-to-fill-coronavirus-backpacker-shortage/100083816)

Wonder if they're planning on paying a real wage, or just meals & accommodation ???

Are you saying that grey nomads should get special privileges not afforded to the backpackers that normally do this work...? ;)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on April 28, 2021, 05:48:14 PM
Are you saying that grey nomads should get special privileges not afforded to the backpackers that normally do this work...? ;)

Actually...yes.
They should get paid at least the award wage....not the peanuts they pay backpackers.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: vern on April 28, 2021, 06:37:46 PM
Actually...yes.
They should get paid at least the award wage....not the peanuts they pay backpackers.
How much do backpackers get paid?

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on April 28, 2021, 11:04:19 PM
The problem here in Vic, and has been for a number of years, is that the farmers use contract labour hire companies, who then engage the back packers. These are NOT backpackers generally. They are 457 (Ithink it is) visa holders who are working for what may or nmay not be the "award rate" according to what the labour hire company says it is. They then bill them for accommodation (6 or 8 or even 10 in a caravan designed for 4 and then hit them EACH for $120 or so a week. Then if any meals are provided they hit them with inflated meal costs eg, fried rice for $15 per meal. all in all leaving them sweet FA left of their "wages".

In the mean time the labour hire company holds their passports and visa paperwork so they can't leave and threaten them with sack and deportation if they complain at all.

The farmers know this is happening and they stand by and watch and for the very most part do nothing about it.

I suspect very few grey nomads would work on that system, and the last thing both the labour hire firms and the farmers want is the cross polination of ideas from these 2 diverse parties (nomads and visa holders).
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 29, 2021, 07:51:00 AM
How much do backpackers get paid?

By various reports, ~$6 an hour (or sometimes per full bin of fruit), with food & accommodation then taken out of that, along with things like the boss wants the girls to work in bikinis :o

Then they complain that Australian youths are lazy, because they can't get any locals willing to come out & work for them ::)

the last thing both the labour hire firms and the farmers want is the cross polination of ideas from these 2 diverse parties (nomads and visa holders).

Yeah, like finding out that there is such a thing in Oz as a minimum wage & fair, proper & decent working conditions! >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: jclures on April 29, 2021, 08:05:35 AM
One farmer went to court up here a few months ago, he wanted the girls to work topless, or no clothes at all, plus he was filming them without telling then and storing the images.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 29, 2021, 01:09:49 PM
Unbelievable! :o >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 29, 2021, 04:49:01 PM
Police target hooning putting campers at risk on Sunshine Coast beaches


Hoons continue to wreak havoc on Sunshine Coast beaches despite one death and several injuries involving drivers and passengers.

Police say beach hooning between Noosa North Shore and Cooloola is endangering other motorists and campers and damaging the environment.

They have released a video showing one 4WD driver doing doughnuts.

Local tourism has bounced back in the area with the easing of COVID restrictions, prompting officers to engage in new tactics to target the hoons, including drone surveillance.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/sunshine-coast-police-target-hoons-noosa-north-shore-cooloola-queensland-news/985eff30-72e1-4455-99f3-4fb640d1a737 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/sunshine-coast-police-target-hoons-noosa-north-shore-cooloola-queensland-news/985eff30-72e1-4455-99f3-4fb640d1a737)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 30, 2021, 03:23:27 AM
Been happening for a while there now..... years and years, but getting worse.

Picking the right time to be there helps..... long weekends isn't one of them either.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on April 30, 2021, 07:47:36 AM
long weekends isn't one of them either.

Long weekends, or weekends over school holidays, are unfortunately not a time to be anywhere :'( >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on April 30, 2021, 09:36:45 AM

Hoons continue to wreak havoc on Sunshine Coast beaches despite one death and several injuries involving drivers and passengers.

Police say beach hooning between Noosa North Shore and Cooloola is endangering other motorists and campers and damaging the environment.


I blame the Qld P-plate laws for this.....

The hoons all used to by turbo 6's and V8's and hang out at the macca's carparks, but when the rules changed on what engines they could have in their cars they all went out and bought jacked up Shitbox 4by's and are now out there ruining the beaches and 4wd camps >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 30, 2021, 10:35:04 AM
Quote from: Spada
I blame the Qld P-plate laws for this.....
The hoons all used to by turbo 6's and V8's and hang out at the macca's carparks, but when the rules changed on what engines they could have in their cars they all went out and bought jacked up Shitbox 4by's and are now out there ruining the beaches and 4wd camps >:(

I think that certainly happened here too. 
but whats strange is my son did nearly all his 180 hrs of learner driving or what ever it  was in my V8 Commodore.... yet cant drive one now.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on April 30, 2021, 01:59:16 PM
Operation Drag got a lot off it of the streets, quite succesfully .. .. Till the Higher up shiny arses pulled the pin on it, not wanting the Police etc being seen to condone that sort of thing .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2tCT5nVYo8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2tCT5nVYo8)   
Recognised a couple of mates cars in this clip .  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on April 30, 2021, 07:44:58 PM
Elderly couple 'saved by human chain' after crashing caravan



An elderly couple who crashed their car towing a caravan have been rescued by brave drivers who formed a human chain.
The couple, in their 70s, were travelling along the M1 towards Sydney, just ahead of the Berowra exit, at around 11.20am.
Photos from the scene show the caravan on one side, and the crumpled car being towed away.


https://www.9news.com.au/national/caravan-crash-m1-sydney-elderly-couple-saved-human-chain/9120c736-7895-43a6-a746-14cbdb5a8917 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/caravan-crash-m1-sydney-elderly-couple-saved-human-chain/9120c736-7895-43a6-a746-14cbdb5a8917)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2021, 05:34:15 AM
I see the Chinese rocket is a decent chance of crashing into Australia today.

The bastard better not hit my friggin shed.....  >:(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vdpz2yTFoI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vdpz2yTFoI)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on May 09, 2021, 09:27:54 AM
Heads up Kev its headed straight for you atm ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYDaIkR-4g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYDaIkR-4g)   
Might have to get the local anti aircraft blokes onto it and bring it down out in the middle of nowhere .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prtbj4MtDU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prtbj4MtDU)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2021, 09:32:14 AM
Heads up Kev its headed straight for you atm ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYDaIkR-4g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYDaIkR-4g)   
Might have to get the local anti aircraft blokes onto it and bring it down out in the middle of nowhere .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prtbj4MtDU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prtbj4MtDU)

Pretty much on a line for us.

Ha ha ha, just finished masking it all up too.

As soon as i finish little lunch, i'm gunna have a lash.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on May 09, 2021, 09:47:30 AM
Good stuff
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 09, 2021, 10:16:42 AM
Depending on what the actual time is that's displayed here ???, 1hour ~16 minutes could well put it either over Oz / NZ or back out over the South Pacific :-\

https://orbit.ing-now.com/satellite/48275/2021-035b/cz-5b/ (https://orbit.ing-now.com/satellite/48275/2021-035b/cz-5b/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2021, 01:33:43 PM
There are unconfirmed reports, the wayward rocket has crashed into Woodridge.

No deaths or injuries, but about 3 millions dollars worth of improvements at this early stage.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on May 09, 2021, 01:42:30 PM
https://twitter.com/SpaceTrackOrg/status/1391230551181316100 (https://twitter.com/SpaceTrackOrg/status/1391230551181316100)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 09, 2021, 03:44:08 PM
Interesting article about the Darling flooding

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-09/darling-river-runs-revitalising-drought-hit-communities/100114088 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-09/darling-river-runs-revitalising-drought-hit-communities/100114088)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Harbourmaster on May 09, 2021, 07:57:17 PM
Interesting article from the US
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/if-you-want-to-own-international-stocks-invest-in-these-3-countries-instead-of-china-11620327767?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 10, 2021, 07:19:15 AM
Interesting article from the US

Very!

Especially when you read financial stuff here & they all say make sure you have US shares in your basket!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on May 10, 2021, 06:33:52 PM
Very!

Especially when you read financial stuff here & they all say make sure you have US shares in your basket!

Considering under the current Administration the US is going down the gurgler.   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 21, 2021, 12:09:58 PM
Sign of the times.. Wouldnt think the CBD would be the place for a camping store...

Quote
Family-owned retailer to close Melbourne CBD store after 111 years

A family-owned retailer will close its Melbourne CBD store of 111 years on Saturday.

Outdoors and camping store, Mitchells Adventure, will close its Russell Street flagship store.

The shop was founded in 1909, as Mitchells Army and Navy store.

The business is moving on due to the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, a hotel development planned for the site and rising land tax.

Owner of Mitchells Adventure, David Cohen, has told the Herald Sun he is exploring new sites for a Melbourne flagship store.

Mitchells Adventure will continue to operate in other states.

https://www.3aw.com.au/family-owned-retailer-to-close-melbourne-cbd-store-after-111-years/ (https://www.3aw.com.au/family-owned-retailer-to-close-melbourne-cbd-store-after-111-years/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 23, 2021, 02:42:48 PM
Not a great year for Old hard nuts


Manly legend and NRL Immortal Bob Fulton dies aged 73
(https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/a3dcab4386775841155fd7bf67034f05)
https://www.2gb.com/podcast/ray-hadley-breaks-the-news-of-bob-fultons-passing/ (https://www.2gb.com/podcast/ray-hadley-breaks-the-news-of-bob-fultons-passing/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on May 23, 2021, 03:09:28 PM
Sad news on the passing of a great figure of the game. What struck me though as particularly sad was listening to one  man announcing the death of his best mate. Without mates we are lonely men, loosing one is tough.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on May 23, 2021, 05:13:26 PM
Sad news on the passing of a great figure of the game. What struck me though as particularly sad was listening to one  man announcing the death of his best mate. Without mates we are lonely men, loosing one is tough.

Especially as you get older.....having a few friends is hard enough, let alone having a mate or two ??

Sadly, I can’t  say I have any best mates  anymore, so friends will have to do !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 23, 2021, 05:14:44 PM
Sad news on the passing of a great figure of the game. What struck me though as particularly sad was listening to one  man announcing the death of his best mate. Without mates we are lonely men, loosing one is tough.
yea agree.. i think he did well to hold back as long as he did....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on May 24, 2021, 02:33:08 PM
Was sharing this morning a lot of idiocy that had occurred over the years as part of the Continuous Call Team.

Brought a smile to my face more than once. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on May 24, 2021, 04:04:50 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-24/toyota-hilux-recall-fire-risks/100159784 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-24/toyota-hilux-recall-fire-risks/100159784)

The issue affects the Hilux Rogue (GUN126) in the production range of May to October 2020.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on May 24, 2021, 08:42:40 PM
Total lunar eclipse this Wednesday the 26th.
Totality is at a reasonable time for the kids to see it.
The weather forecast looks great for our area as well.

https://theconversation.com/how-to-watch-wednesdays-total-lunar-eclipse-from-australia-160262 (https://theconversation.com/how-to-watch-wednesdays-total-lunar-eclipse-from-australia-160262)

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on May 24, 2021, 09:26:28 PM
Total lunar eclipse this Wednesday the 26th.
Totality is at a reasonable time for the kids to see it.
The weather forecast looks great for our area as well.

https://theconversation.com/how-to-watch-wednesdays-total-lunar-eclipse-from-australia-160262 (https://theconversation.com/how-to-watch-wednesdays-total-lunar-eclipse-from-australia-160262)

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And King like tides with this event. Tonight the tide was rather large around the Maroochydore River.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on May 25, 2021, 02:31:15 PM
interesting outcome.


A landmark case in the Victorian Supreme Court has set a precedent for government-mandated fuel rating label figures for more than 15 million new cars sold in Australia over the past 20 years.

The ruling could have far reaching implications for vehicle manufacturers whose customers cannot match real-world fuel consumption with fuel rating label estimates.

Two years ago, a consumer tribunal ordered Mitsubishi to refund the $39,500 purchase price of a Mitsubishi Triton ute because it used significantly more fuel than “misleading and deceptive” figures published on the vehicle’s fuel consumption rating label.

In June 2019, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruled against Mitsubishi and in favour of the customer, Mr Zelko Begovic, who had kept a log of his fuel use over an extended period.

Mr Begovic demonstrated his vehicle used significantly more than the official fuel consumption rating label data, which indicated the 2016 Mitsubishi Triton should be more efficient than his previous 2008 Mitsubishi Triton.

Tests by a Mitsubishi technician and an independent fuel economy expert also could not match the estimates on the Mitsubishi Triton’s fuel rating label.
https://www.caradvice.com.au/955136/mitsubishi-loses-supreme-court-appeal-on-misleading-and-deceptive-fuel-consumption-claim/ (https://www.caradvice.com.au/955136/mitsubishi-loses-supreme-court-appeal-on-misleading-and-deceptive-fuel-consumption-claim/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on May 26, 2021, 12:04:09 AM
interesting outcome.

Damn, maybe I should have kept all my old docs to try my luck getting some money out of GM.

I had about 2 years of getting fobbed off by Holden about their fuel claims on my POS 3L VE Berlina International.
I kept about a years worth of fuel receipts and trip logs, fully prepared to take them on.

Their ads at the time claimed you could drive from Sydney to Melbourne on a single tank of fuel.
Which I guess was true, if you didn’t mind walking south from Holbrook..... ::)

With one person, no luggage and using cruise control on a perfectly flat highway I could JUST get over 450km to a tank.

Their sticker on the windscreen claimed 9.1L/100km, which was actually closer to 17 or 18L/100km consistently.

In the end I realized it was my own stupid fault for buying one of those POS things and expecting it to be anything other then just another crappy old commodore.

I guess I got to have the last laugh at that mob in the end.... ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on May 26, 2021, 08:46:59 AM
That's interesting Pete. I had at different times a VS ute and a VP station wagon and I consistently got between 650 - 700km out of a tank with both of them. I loved my V6 engines
Title: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on May 26, 2021, 11:53:31 AM
That's interesting Pete. I had at different times a VS ute and a VP station wagon and I consistently got between 650 - 700km out of a tank with both of them. I loved my V6 engines
Yeah, my old VS ute was about the same as yours.

It was specifically that 3L dud engine married to the worst 6 speed auto ever made.
GMH marketed it as super economical, I was doing about 50,000 highway km per year at the time and bought their spin.
In reality that combo actually had worse fuel economy then a V8 Calais....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Brij on May 26, 2021, 09:30:36 PM
Damn, maybe I should have kept all my old docs to try my luck getting some money out of GM.

I had about 2 years of getting fobbed off by Holden about their fuel claims on my POS 3L VE Berlina International.
I kept about a years worth of fuel receipts and trip logs, fully prepared to take them on.

Their ads at the time claimed you could drive from Sydney to Melbourne on a single tank of fuel.
Which I guess was true, if you didn’t mind walking south from Holbrook..... ::)

With one person, no luggage and using cruise control on a perfectly flat highway I could JUST get over 450km to a tank.

Their sticker on the windscreen claimed 9.1L/100km, which was actually closer to 17 or 18L/100km consistently.

In the end I realized it was my own stupid fault for buying one of those POS things and expecting it to be anything other then just another crappy old commodore.

I guess I got to have the last laugh at that mob in the end.... ;D

Wow.
When I was a Heavy Vehicle enforcement officer we used VE SV6s loaded to max weight with portable scales, sit at weighbridge for hours at a time idling, then do oversize escort work which was often full bore, stop, full bore, stop.
Rarely got any worse than 13L/100km. Usually 12.5.
Before the SV6s we had Territories. They did 14 or 15.
Before them, but only for a short, while had VE Omegas (with FE3 suspension) got about the same mileage as the SV6s. Moved from Omega's to Territories due to Omegas handling  like crap when carrying scales.
Before them VZ's which handled great and got slightly better economy than the VEs.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 03, 2021, 04:10:39 PM
https://www.mygc.com.au/over-57000-subaru-cars-recalled-over-potentially-deadly-fault/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/over-57000-subaru-cars-recalled-over-potentially-deadly-fault/)

I know there's at least a few Subie owners on here, so better check it out.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 03, 2021, 04:30:24 PM
& for those in the real estate market ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/lappa-lappa-up-for-sale-far-north-queensland/100185538 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/lappa-lappa-up-for-sale-far-north-queensland/100185538)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 08, 2021, 05:53:58 PM
Good work by the cops

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-08/how-afp-fbi-used-an0m-to-infiltrate-organised-crime-gangs/100199278 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-08/how-afp-fbi-used-an0m-to-infiltrate-organised-crime-gangs/100199278)
Bankstown would be empty tonight!

Good movie plot - who plays scomo?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on June 08, 2021, 07:51:24 PM
Good movie plot - who plays scomo?

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 09, 2021, 04:02:11 AM
Good work by the cops

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-08/how-afp-fbi-used-an0m-to-infiltrate-organised-crime-gangs/100199278 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-08/how-afp-fbi-used-an0m-to-infiltrate-organised-crime-gangs/100199278)
Bankstown would be empty tonight!

Good movie plot - who plays scomo?

It was a massive bust..... something $45,000,000 confiscated..... would only be about 20m if i was there.
I'd be as crooked as a dog's hind leg.  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: doc evil on June 09, 2021, 08:00:49 AM
Good work by the cops

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-08/how-afp-fbi-used-an0m-to-infiltrate-organised-crime-gangs/100199278 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-08/how-afp-fbi-used-an0m-to-infiltrate-organised-crime-gangs/100199278)
Bankstown would be empty tonight!

Good movie plot - who plays scomo?


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-09/fugitive-hakan-ayik-unwittingly-helped-operation-ironside/100198164 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-09/fugitive-hakan-ayik-unwittingly-helped-operation-ironside/100198164)
Police say Australian fugitive Hakan Ayik is a marked man after he inadvertently helped them distribute a messaging app that provided a window into international criminal activity.
 ;D :cup: :cheers:

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on June 09, 2021, 09:02:02 AM
It was a massive bust..... something $45,000,000 confiscated..... would only be about 20m if i was there.
I'd be as crooked as a dog's hind leg.  ;D

You reckon a few bills didn’t get stuffed down the dacks of of a few of the cops ??   ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 09, 2021, 09:15:28 AM
Police say Australian fugitive Hakan Ayik is a marked man after he inadvertently helped them distribute a messaging app that provided a window into international criminal activity.

No, really fellas - I didn't know anything about it!

It was all the #$%^ing cops!!!

IT'S NOT MY FAULT

BANG

 ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 09, 2021, 09:19:57 AM
He's screwed every which way to sunday.

He's a marked man now, so all the cops need to do is let slip he was a nark the whole time.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 09, 2021, 10:20:05 AM
It was a massive bust..... something $45,000,000 confiscated..... would only be about 20m if i was there.
I'd be as crooked as a dog's hind leg.  ;D
me 2!!! like when you hear people finding a suitcase with a million in it, I'd find an empty suitcase
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 09, 2021, 11:15:11 AM
me 2!!! like when you hear people finding a suitcase with a million in it, I'd find an empty suitcase

What suitcase.  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on June 09, 2021, 04:58:55 PM
What a coincidence, With just a week or so to go till QLD's government Covid Emergency control powers expire " Bingo " a convenient outbreak happens ..
Heads up Sunshine coast .. Funny how the same sort of thing happened in Victoria just recently ..
 Its a real Bugger how that Virus just seems to know  and pops up a case or two .....  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 09, 2021, 06:54:00 PM
We have the same thing with the new Indian variant. Supposed to be "Freedom Day" on the 21st. It's not likely to happen.

Unfortunately, the date was set before cases went through the roof in areas with high concentrations immigrants from the subcontinent. Unfortunately, they are also areas where vaccine take-up has been low.

They are queuing up now though.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 10, 2021, 03:53:19 AM
We have the same thing with the new Indian variant. Supposed to be "Freedom Day" on the 21st. It's not likely to happen.

Unfortunately, the date was set before cases went through the roof in areas with high concentrations immigrants from the subcontinent. Unfortunately, they are also areas where vaccine take-up has been low.

They are queuing up now though.

Well, the Aussies, that were told to come home more than a year ago...... lots choose not to.

A year on, and they are pissing and moaning they want to come home.

Yes.... i know some couldn't come home and there are exceptions.

I'd love to see the numbers on how many can trace their origins back to Oz over a couple of generations.
I think there would be  a massive number of Aussies still overseas who don't speak English as their first language.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: glenm64 on June 10, 2021, 09:23:51 AM
But we do have one of the best health systems in the world.
Very beneficial if you are in danger of getting sick.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 10, 2021, 10:09:50 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
I think there would be  a massive number of Aussies still overseas who don't speak English as their first language.
I dunno... by some of the Shit driving I've seen in the last week, they are all still here.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 10, 2021, 07:12:28 PM
NSW will take 250 international students every fortnight under pilot plan

Just heard this on ABC News.
What can go wrong?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on June 10, 2021, 07:28:46 PM
They must be allowing some tourists or what ever in to the country, Went up to Point Danger the other morning to do a bit of whale spotting ..
Toyota coaster tour bus full of Asian looking types chattering away taking photos of anything and everything, being shepherded around by an asian type [ Korean / chinese Dont know what they were  ??? ] Then back on the bus and off they went .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 10, 2021, 07:34:55 PM
I've asked in Gov forums relating to inbound arrives, I've been shut down, blocked or just ignored.
I believe there are hundreds arriving here each week, but we're not told.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 10, 2021, 09:42:43 PM
Opal towers eat ya heart out... Now Melbournes turn to have unliveable high rises.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/city-high-rise-residents-fear-for-safety-amid-terrifying-creaking-20210610-p57zu2.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/city-high-rise-residents-fear-for-safety-amid-terrifying-creaking-20210610-p57zu2.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 11, 2021, 04:20:16 AM
I've been shut down, blocked or just ignored.

That is just flat out piss my pants funny.  :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 11, 2021, 06:30:35 AM
That is just flat out piss my pants funny.  :cup:
I'm glad that made you wet yourself.
:)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 11, 2021, 11:24:55 AM
I'm glad that made you wet yourself.
:)

You could use that as a what am i grateful for post.  ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 11, 2021, 05:39:29 PM
So,
What You're saying is, I made you Wet.

Awesome.
;)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 12, 2021, 03:36:56 AM
So,
What You're saying is, I made you Wet.

Awesome.
;)

Nah, you still just annoy the fukk out of me.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 12, 2021, 04:06:31 AM
The tox report might show just a tiny bit of Viagra in the system.

Leanne was a bit of a looker, the rest have just been cheap scrubbers from Sin Triangle..... well, maybe cheap in looks, i bet he paid plenty.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/geoffrey-edelsten-dies-aged-78-at-melbourne-apartment/cbec15d8-7520-4e1b-90e0-755b99b94b62 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/geoffrey-edelsten-dies-aged-78-at-melbourne-apartment/cbec15d8-7520-4e1b-90e0-755b99b94b62)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 12, 2021, 07:52:28 AM
Nah, you still just annoy the fukk out of me.
:)
Nice.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 12, 2021, 09:45:32 AM
i thought he looked dead long ago

https://www.theage.com.au/national/geoffrey-edelsten-found-dead-in-melbourne-apartment-20210611-p580d4.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/geoffrey-edelsten-found-dead-in-melbourne-apartment-20210611-p580d4.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 12, 2021, 09:52:07 AM
except for his dyed hair. That looks like it would survive a nuclear missile strike. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 12, 2021, 09:56:22 AM
except for his dyed hair. That looks like it would survive a nuclear missile strike.
he always seemed to have a woman with hooters large enough to hide under if there was that nuclear strike so he'd not get any fallout
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 12, 2021, 10:01:18 AM
A big fat bank balance will do that.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 12, 2021, 10:02:57 AM
A big fat bank balance will do that.
that explains a lot :(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 14, 2021, 02:45:15 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-14/finke-desert-race-man-death-nt-police-investigating/100213502/ (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-14/finke-desert-race-man-death-nt-police-investigating/100213502/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 15, 2021, 07:50:52 AM
Hope there won't be the usual knee-jerk reaction - It's obviously dangerous, so we'll have to stop it :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: 2Strokeit on June 15, 2021, 11:01:59 AM
Hope there won't be the usual knee-jerk reaction - It's obviously dangerous, so we'll have to stop it :'(
My daughter was at Finke on the weekend and loved it!
THE event most NT locals talk/plan for.
As she experienced the amateur photographers get up close to the track and the bigger jumps attracted the most spectators. It seems to be a mechanical issue  so I would assume a accident.
Statistically more likely to die on the road to/from the event than at the event.
The police declared it a crime scene but I hope the action doesn't get hidden away behind 10 foot temporary fences. It's not at euro rally standards where the unwashed part at the last second to allow the driver to see the corner.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2021, 12:22:35 PM
Quote from: 2Strokeit
but I hope the action doesn't get hidden away behind 10 foot temporary fences.

I think that's inevitable

“I guess the lesson to be learned from it all is that you get too close,” she told the ABC.
“We were too close. Too close to that track. That’s what I feel.”

and
“There are some Motorsport Australia rally guidelines, which are very strict on where spectators can stand,” he said.
“I think it’s a matter of now looking at whether they are enforced for an event like the Finke, which is run under the off-road category, not the rally category.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 16, 2021, 07:44:19 AM
The police declared it a crime scene

I know with Qld :police: at least, that as soon as a fatality is involved, it becomes a coroner's case, & so the spot is classified as a crime scene.

It doesn't necessarily mean that anything illegal has taken place, or is even suspected.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on June 16, 2021, 11:36:28 AM
My daughter was at Finke on the weekend and loved it!
THE event most NT locals talk/plan for.
As she experienced the amateur photographers get up close to the track and the bigger jumps attracted the most spectators. It seems to be a mechanical issue  so I would assume a accident.
Statistically more likely to die on the road to/from the event than at the event.
The police declared it a crime scene but I hope the action doesn't get hidden away behind 10 foot temporary fences. It's not at euro rally standards where the unwashed part at the last second to allow the driver to see the corner.

Yoioiu're not wrong about dying on the road on the way, well for the support vehicles travelling down to Finke via the highway. I've done it a few times, and you often get vehicles trying to beat the contestants down to Finke, to meet them on arrival. Some of them just outright crazy. On the highway I have seen big F Trucks overtaking on crests at speeds in excess of 130Kph, with no view of what's just over the crest. And on the dirt bit, 140Kms between Kulgera and Finke, they do speeds well in excess of 120Kph. Sounds a bit fast for dirt, but it is usually graded the day or two before, and most of it is like driving on the highway. But there are lots of areas where the view gets totally obscured by dust, and you can't see more than about 10M to 20M in front of you. That and patches of loose sand, and a couple of soft muddy spots as well as a few dips, and it can get pretty exciting pretty bloody quick.

One year a woman lost her front wheel and steering gear, doing over the ton on dirt. She was lucky and pulled up eventually, with no injuries and shiny side up. And there's usually one or two vehicles that end up in the rough on the side of the road.

Not to mention the dumb arse who set up a breathalyzer stop, just over the gravelly crest, 5Km outside of Finke Settlement. He and I both shat ourselves, when he appeared standing in the middle of the road in front of me. There was a 4WD on it's side off the road, just where he was too. I always wondered if that was due to trying to avoid running him over.

As for the 10ft temporary fence... maybe just roped off, but even that would cost a bit for 240Km of track.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 16, 2021, 11:46:50 AM
hahahahahahaha


Ronaldo in a press conference last night sponsored by Coke....
he brushed 2 bottles aside and said you should drink water ...  Coke shares fell $5billion

Cristiano Ronaldo's Euro 2020 stunt costs Coca-Cola $5.2 billion
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/euro-2020-cristiano-ronaldo-stunt-costs-coca-cola-52-billion-205154311.html (https://au.sports.yahoo.com/euro-2020-cristiano-ronaldo-stunt-costs-coca-cola-52-billion-205154311.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 16, 2021, 01:42:55 PM
But then he'll complain when Coke doesn't want to sponsor them in future! >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: jclures on June 16, 2021, 03:47:27 PM
What is the old saying about biting the hand that feeds them. ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: JusyApples on June 16, 2021, 07:12:27 PM
Don’t think he needs the money


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on June 16, 2021, 08:22:21 PM
The old paychecks must have stopped rolling in…. ::)

 https://youtu.be/ViAsdprMxQs (https://youtu.be/ViAsdprMxQs)

I’m pretty sure it’s spelt Hypocrite…..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MattNQ on June 17, 2021, 02:50:18 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210617/d341f872b56e9bbab7dfee3205b673d0.jpg)
Ok, I'm not a truck driver, but this tilt tray was apparently carrying all 5 cars. Is it just me or does it all look a bit sketchy?


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 17, 2021, 04:45:29 PM
Here we go again.
"Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk warns Queenslanders against travel to Sydney as COVID-19 restrictions look set to return"

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-17/covid-queenslanders-reconsider-sydney-travel-declarations-return/100207920

We just(last night) booked our tickets for the Townsville V8's on the weekend of the 10th next month.
We purchased our air flights a few weeks ago, thinking this Shiite can't happen again, we paid for our pit passes and entry.
This Shiite fight better sort it's self out in the Next three weeks.

Next thing she'll be on the telly wanting people to travel to qld to help the struggling businesses.

FFS, we are Australians, all of us.
What this Shit thing Covid has done is divide us.
Sorry for the rant.






Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 17, 2021, 04:47:36 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210617/d341f872b56e9bbab7dfee3205b673d0.jpg)
Ok, I'm not a truck driver, but this tilt tray was apparently carrying all 5 cars. Is it just me or does it all look a bit sketchy?


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I've seen tilt trays loaded like that here, And thought they would have to be overloaded, even if the motors & gear boxes were removed.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 17, 2021, 04:49:47 PM
Quote from: Hairs
FFS, we are Australians, all of us.
What this Shit thing Covid has done is divide us.

(https://i.imgflip.com/406df4.jpg)

FWIW the "race" will be just like a funeral procession   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on June 18, 2021, 06:40:22 AM
I've seen tilt trays loaded like that here, And thought they would have to be overloaded, even if the motors & gear boxes were removed.

Even with motor & gearbox the weight of each of those cars would be about 1.5t - 2t, so about 6-8t on the tray. Should be within the carrying capacity of that truck. Overall height wouldn't be any higher than an excavator in the back of a tipper, so load size dimensions don't look be an issue.
As long as the load is secure (and it has stayed put during an accident), should be fine?

I'm no truck driver though.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on June 18, 2021, 06:53:46 AM


I'm no truck driver though.
Same,
But they just look like they struggle with the weight.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on June 18, 2021, 08:01:39 AM
Do everything online, they said.

Store everything in The Cloud, they said.

You'll never need to carry cash again, they said.

It'll be fine, they said ... >:D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-17/banks-experiencing-outages-internet-banking-app/100223900 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-17/banks-experiencing-outages-internet-banking-app/100223900)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on June 18, 2021, 09:18:10 AM
Do everything online, they said.

Store everything in The Cloud, they said.

You'll never need to carry cash again, they said.

It'll be fine, they said ... >:D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-17/banks-experiencing-outages-internet-banking-app/100223900 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-17/banks-experiencing-outages-internet-banking-app/100223900)

Most of the time when this happens the tills go down as well, so cash is no good either..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on June 18, 2021, 06:02:57 PM
Do everything online, they said.

Store everything in The Cloud, they said.

You'll never need to carry cash again, they said.

It'll be fine, they said ... >:D

That’s why I have 20 quid stuffed in the flap of my phone case. As gronk said though, the tills usually go down too.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: jclures on June 18, 2021, 10:12:48 PM
With Cyclone Larry and Cyclone Yasi, the first thing we lost was power then the internet, and no phones after three days. The only way I could buy food fuel and anything else was cash. The local businesses just went back to the old-fashioned method of writing out a hand written receipt.
Woolworths, I used my cheque book, remember those. ??? I still have my cheque account for that reason.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 19, 2021, 12:25:33 AM
With Cyclone Larry and Cyclone Yasi, the first thing we lost was power then the internet, and no phones after three days. The only way I could buy food fuel and anything else was cash. The local businesses just went back to the old-fashioned method of writing out a hand written receipt.
Woolworths, I used my cheque book, remember those. ??? I still have my cheque account for that reason.
Its a valid point... Your lucky you had some coin and .... a chq book. LOL When I lived in teh states, everyone paid for everything with cheques... lunch, drinks, food, fuel, guns, ammo you name it... was strange - nobody did that in AU like that from my short memory
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 19, 2021, 04:00:05 AM
We always hold a little cash on hand for an extreme emergency.... like car parts for the zephyr or fuel for the Fleetwood.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Mace on June 19, 2021, 12:03:37 PM
Car crushing in Manila.  Unpaid import duties....

(https://i.ibb.co/6sRjDgX/Screenshot-2021-06-19-120100.png)
 :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on June 19, 2021, 12:05:25 PM
Car crushing in Manila.  Unpaid import duties....

(https://i.ibb.co/6sRjDgX/Screenshot-2021-06-19-120100.png)
 :'(
I'd give em $50 for it before they mash it... id even pay GST this end :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on June 19, 2021, 04:09:57 PM
Car crushing in Manila.  Unpaid import duties....

(https://i.ibb.co/6sRjDgX/Screenshot-2021-06-19-120100.png)
 :'(
Should be done to the bloody hoons cars too
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 02, 2021, 10:02:42 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-02/caravan-parking-overflowing-in-outback/100254446 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-02/caravan-parking-overflowing-in-outback/100254446)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on July 02, 2021, 10:32:40 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-02/caravan-parking-overflowing-in-outback/100254446 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-02/caravan-parking-overflowing-in-outback/100254446)
We just did a quick run from Adelaide to Port Lincoln to catch up with a mate undergoing cancer treatment, I travelled this same road for work probably six to seven times a year for 35 years and without a doubt it was the busiest trip for traffic I have ever done. The number of caravans, camper trailers, rooftop tents etc was staggering. It was not uncommon to see runs of six or seven vans travelling together. We stayed in a cabin in the park at Lincoln but I reckon van parking was probably better than 50% and the school holidays start next week so they will be near full I’d reckon.
Noticeable too was the number of interstate travellers on the road.
The pleasing thing was the cooperation between vanners and truckers via the uhf.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 02, 2021, 11:03:50 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-02/caravan-parking-overflowing-in-outback/100254446 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-02/caravan-parking-overflowing-in-outback/100254446)
"Heavy vehicles are exclusively for heavy vehicle areas, and anyone else parking there may be subject to fines."
As if they'd ever do that.
but on the up side, the mobile roadblocks arent holding people up if they are parked up for 5 months at a time :D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on July 02, 2021, 08:54:47 PM
"Heavy vehicles are exclusively for heavy vehicle areas, and anyone else parking there may be subject to fines."
As if they'd ever do that.
but on the up side, the mobile roadblocks arent holding people up if they are parked up for 5 months at a time :D

Most of western QLD is full of caravans. Can’t get a site in Winton, Longreach or Quilpie and vans are parked in the streets. The rain closed most of the dirt roads west of Longreach forcing all of them into towns. We are in Jundah at the moment and heading home to lockdown central. Finding places to stay on the way is difficult to say the least at the moment.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on July 06, 2021, 08:29:53 PM
"Heavy vehicles are exclusively for heavy vehicle areas, and anyone else parking there may be subject to fines."
As if they'd ever do that.
but on the up side, the mobile roadblocks arent holding people up if they are parked up for 5 months at a time :D
That is exactly what the police have done in a few of the heavy vehicle only parking areas. Yelgun rest area just north of Byron Bay & Arrawarra rest area is two places that they have fined anyone who has taken up truck rest area parking. I have seen them( Police) moving on caravanners even in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on July 06, 2021, 08:33:47 PM
Good to see the authorities coming down hard on these overpayed NRL knuckle heads partying in that house the other day.

They are privileged to be even playing ( & making money) in the present climate with Covid. Many people would love to be in work atm.

Hope all the other knuckle heads take notice. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 06, 2021, 11:23:49 PM
Good to see the authorities coming down hard on these overpayed NRL knuckle heads partying in that house the other day.

They are privileged to be even playing ( & making money) in the present climate with Covid. Many people would love to be in work atm.

Hope all the other knuckle heads take notice.
one will ... he got the arse from 800k contract.. LOL
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 07, 2021, 04:39:33 AM
one will ... he got the arse from 800k contract.. LOL

The trouble is though, another club will give him a run straight up.

Geez, how many have got the arse for a whole raft of dramas over the years, only to have several offers within hours.

I see he waffled on about being sorry..... sorry he got caught is about all.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 07, 2021, 07:20:20 AM
But as I said from the first moment I heard the story - What's all the debate about ??? ::)

When it was announced what they'd done, part of the same story should have also come straight from the Boss of NRL: "So long fellas - we'll see you at the start of next season" (&, PS, don't think about even rocking up to your local home Club in Outer Black Stump for a run - Out means Out!) >:D

Same applies to any leading sports player who gets done for DUI, drugs, bashing up the Mrs or anything else - out (at NO pay!) for at least the rest of the season.

Might start to make some of these knuckleheads realise that they are not Gods!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on July 07, 2021, 07:25:04 AM
But as I said from the first moment I heard the story - What's all the debate about ??? ::)

When it was announced what they'd done, part of the same story should have also come straight from the Boss of NRL: "So long fellas - we'll see you at the start of next season" (&, PS, don't think about even rocking up to your local home Club in Outer Black Stump for a run - Out means Out!) >:D

Same applies to any leading sports player who gets done for DUI, drugs, bashing up the Mrs or anything else - out (at NO pay!) for at least the rest of the season.

Might start to make some of these knuckleheads realise that they are not Gods!
EXACTLY !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2021, 10:18:53 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
The trouble is though, another club will give him a run straight up.

Geez, how many have got the arse for a whole raft of dramas over the years, only to have several offers within hours.

I see he waffled on about being sorry..... sorry he got caught is about all.a
your right on all counts.. although doesnt the NRL have to 'approve' things these days? There'd be some smart barrister that would love to take it on for stopping didums from earning a wage and the NRL would be boned.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 07, 2021, 12:07:08 PM
your right on all counts.. although doesnt the NRL have to 'approve' things these days? There'd be some smart barrister that would love to take it on for stopping didums from earning a wage and the NRL would be boned.

Doesn’t matter if it’s NRL, rugby union or aerial ping pong, they have to justify scrubbing them out completely or the other party just plans to sue and back in they go.
I bet they have thought about giving him a break, but I don’t think it will happen.
Now that he has said he’s truely sorry ( sic ), all is forgiven.

But I’d like to see his next club salary……instead of 800K, maybe a “paltry” 300K would suit him better. Might make the payments on his mansion a bit harder !!  Lol
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on July 07, 2021, 12:09:11 PM
Doesn’t matter if it’s NRL, rugby union or aerial ping pong, they have to justify scrubbing them out completely or the other party just plans to sue and back in they go.
I bet they have thought about giving him a break, but I don’t think it will happen.
Now that he has said he’s truely sorry ( sic ), all is forgiven.

But I’d like to see his next club salary……instead of 800K, maybe a “paltry” 300K would suit him better. Might make the payments on his mansion a bit harder !!  Lol

I think St George are happy to see him go. It will free up some loose change in the salary cap. I’m a rusted on Dragons supporter.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on July 07, 2021, 01:54:26 PM
your right on all counts.. although doesnt the NRL have to 'approve' things these days? There'd be some smart barrister that would love to take it on for stopping didums from earning a wage and the NRL would be boned.

The NRL have already stated their position, and that is the said player has to sit down for 8 games only and pay a $50k fine. So they would not be able to block a new contract with a new club if such an offer was to arise so long as he sits out 8 games. I m sure he will be playing from round 1 2023
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 07, 2021, 09:06:53 PM
I think St George are happy to see him go. It will free up some loose change in the salary cap. I’m a rusted on Dragons supporter.

Half my family and half my rellos are Dragon supporters.
It’ll give them some money to buy more duds…..it’s a pity the coach is also a dud !!
The club haven’t made a good decision since buying Hunt.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on July 08, 2021, 07:00:47 AM
Half my family and half my rellos are Dragon supporters.
It’ll give them some money to buy more duds…..it’s a pity the coach is also a dud !!
The club haven’t made a good decision since buying Hunt.

Dunno if the coach is a dud. Not a Dragons supporter but watched their last game and they are playing a lot tougher and structured than they have for a long time. Getting rid of a prop on $800k will help them free up some coin to buy smart along with Corey Norman moving on will all help. Have no idea why they would want to get rid of Dufty but he will bounce back and it will be their loss. Wayne Bennett used to say no prop is worth more than $300 - $400k but I suppose inflation has happened since then. Like any new coach you are working with someone else's decisions for at least a couple of years

I reckon the old Broncos combination of Hunt and McCullough has a lot to do with what has improved 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 09, 2021, 03:28:55 PM
Am i reading this right??

They do nearly 90k damage, fined 20k, and the world is laughing at them ??? They'd still be pissin themselves laughin???

 
Quote
Garry and Malcolm Taylor were today fined a total of $21,000 in Victoria's County Court over their revenge plot which left their family home at Murtoa, in the state's north-west, in ruins. Malcolm was fined $11,000 while Garry was slugged $10,000.

The damage was so severe that the property, which was once valued at $95,000, sold for just $7,500.

Judge Michael Cahill said their offending was more than just a "spontaneous prank".
....
"You were laughing while you destroyed your and your sister's inheritance. Now the world is laughing at you for your stupidity."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-09/murtoa-excavator-brothers-sentenced-taylor-queensland/100273854 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-09/murtoa-excavator-brothers-sentenced-taylor-queensland/100273854)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on July 09, 2021, 06:17:41 PM
Am i reading this right??

They do nearly 90k damage, fined 20k, and the world is laughing at them ??? They'd still be pissin themselves laughin???

I read it as they have lost their share of the 90k house value due to their own stupidity and they have to pay the 20k fines.

So, 60k plus 20k. Between them, they are 80k down.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 09, 2021, 06:56:14 PM
Am i reading this right??

They do nearly 90k damage, fined 20k, and the world is laughing at them ??? They'd still be pissin themselves laughin???

Makes you wonder how the sister p1ssed them off so badly..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on July 09, 2021, 07:13:24 PM
Makes you wonder how the sister p1ssed them off so badly..

Didn’t they think that she had murdered their mum?

If my sister murdered my mum I wouldn’t be happy.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 09, 2021, 07:13:46 PM
Makes you wonder how the sister p1ssed them off so badly..

REAL BAD…..enough to attract a 10K fine each.  Were they in the will to inherit any of the property, or has that got something to do with it ?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on July 09, 2021, 07:37:24 PM
Makes you wonder how the sister p1ssed them off so badly..

According to the article in the local rag:

Apparently the sister was the executor of the estate and in terms of the will, the brothers were to get nothing and their share was to be put in trust for the children until they reached the age of 18.

The brothers wanted their shares to be directed to them, but the sister would not comply as that was not "what Mum wanted".  My guess was the Mum new what would happen to the money if they got it.

Previously when the house was to be auctioned, they stole/ripped out the hot water service the day before causing water damage and the auction was cancelled. This time round, just before the next auction was when their antics occurred.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 09, 2021, 07:39:28 PM
The only other information was that they had disputed the sister being executor to the will, because she didn't allocate money to their kids. I suppose if it was a large enough amount, that they believed she should have allocated to the kids, they might think it was worth the loss in property sale. But it was only a $95,000 property.. who knows, must have been worth it for them though.. LOL
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 10, 2021, 04:16:28 AM
No idea of who said what, just what the news reports said..... and they wouldn't tell lies.

BUT.... neither brother is playing cards with a  full deck.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2021, 02:52:53 PM
:(
Get tested n dont wait..


Quote
Australian radio and television presenter Jonathan Coleman has died after a four-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 65.
He died peacefully last night, a statement released by his family said.
"Jono and I have been soulmates for close to 40 years. We have been fortunate to live a rich and wonderful life and I have been lucky enough to watch up-close someone with enormous talent and the special gift to make people laugh," his wife Margot said.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/jonathan-jono-coleman-dies-cancer-radio-television-host-mourned/fa0880c4-514c-4452-b799-caa145a118c9 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/jonathan-jono-coleman-dies-cancer-radio-television-host-mourned/fa0880c4-514c-4452-b799-caa145a118c9)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E55opexXIAEF9I7?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on July 10, 2021, 08:59:33 PM
This had to happen. Great news for Newcastle tho, no crowds from Sydney travelling  1 1/2 hours up the road to spread covid.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 10, 2021, 09:04:13 PM
This had to happen. Great news for Newcastle tho, no crowds from Sydney travelling  1 1/2 hours up the road to spread covid.

They couldn’t anyway, Sydney is in lockdown !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on July 11, 2021, 12:01:03 PM
Could have safely been held in an NSW Regional Centre.   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 11, 2021, 12:14:57 PM
Could have safely been held in an NSW Regional Centre.

I think Gladys said no spectators at Newcastle, so maybe the same NSW wide.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on July 11, 2021, 12:22:35 PM
I think Gladys said no spectators at Newcastle, so maybe the same NSW wide.

Regional under different rules to Greater Metro area.   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 11, 2021, 12:26:21 PM
They possibly did think about it, then thought that if they had gone regional NSW, they would have had 2 men & a dog watching, but if they're on the GC, they've got all of SEQ able to come ???

& that, of course, means lots of ticket sales! >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 11, 2021, 01:14:12 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
... they would have had 2 men & a dog watching..
Seen the crowds they get to rural games??? always standing room only
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 11, 2021, 01:38:41 PM
Regional under different rules to Greater Metro area.

Newcastle not in greater Sydney.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on July 11, 2021, 02:26:49 PM
Newcastle not in greater Sydney.

yep know that, but can hardly describe Newcastle as part of Regional NSW, hence I called it Greater Metro area.   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 11, 2021, 05:26:51 PM
yep know that, but can hardly describe Newcastle as part of Regional NSW, hence I called it Greater Metro area.

Everywhere not in greater Sydney is classed as regional. Can’t call it anything else for the purpose of covid areas.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on July 14, 2021, 05:27:40 PM
My news app algorithms are feeling especially evil this afternoon.
It’s decided to throw a NSW glamping article in amongst all the pages of NSW lockdown stories… ::)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210714/99e9ff3497a5c7640949115ac5958dff.jpg)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 16, 2021, 10:50:36 AM
This sounds promising.... nutha reason to love Fraser Island :)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-16/qld-funnel-web-venom-life-saving-treatment-heart-attack-fraser-i/100293714 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-16/qld-funnel-web-venom-life-saving-treatment-heart-attack-fraser-i/100293714)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 16, 2021, 01:47:52 PM
On an iPad I don’t know how to search an unhighlighted link ??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on July 16, 2021, 01:51:55 PM
This sounds promising.... nutha reason to love Fraser Island :)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-16/qld-funnel-web-venom-life-saving-treatment-heart-attack-fraser-i/100293714 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-16/qld-funnel-web-venom-life-saving-treatment-heart-attack-fraser-i/100293714)

Try it now gronk..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: paceman on July 16, 2021, 01:54:23 PM
On an iPad I don’t know how to search an unhighlighted link ??

copy and paste the text of the link, into a new browser tab...
Title: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on July 16, 2021, 02:16:31 PM
On an iPad I don’t know how to search an unhighlighted link ??
Does this link work…??


































(https://i.makeagif.com/media/12-10-2015/PlIsV8.gif)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 16, 2021, 05:18:15 PM
copy and paste the text of the link, into a new browser tab...

Don’t know how to copy and paste either ?
Google says to copy is to press and hold a word……doesn’t seem to work for me….and doesn’t work for a sentence ??
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 16, 2021, 05:52:39 PM
On an iPad I don’t know how to search an unhighlighted link ??

Don’t know how to copy and paste either ?
Google says to copy is to press and hold a word……doesn’t seem to work for me….and doesn’t work for a sentence ??


all works on an old samsung tablet :P
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 16, 2021, 07:54:56 PM

all works on an old samsung tablet :P

How do you highlight a sentence ?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on July 16, 2021, 08:33:38 PM
How do you highlight a sentence ?
On an iPad, put your finger on the word at the beginning of the sentence, paragraph, etc, and hold it down for about 3 secs. The word should be highlighted with ‘handles’ at the beginning and the end of the word. Put your finger on the ‘handle’ at the end of the word and drag to the end of the text you require to be copied. When you release your finger you should get the option to Copy, Lookup, and Share. Select Copy, then open a new instance of Safari, hold your finger in the URL field. Your should get the option the ‘Paste’ and ‘Paste and Go’.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on July 16, 2021, 09:58:31 PM
On an iPad, put your finger on the word at the beginning of the sentence, paragraph, etc, and hold it down for about 3 secs. The word should be highlighted with ‘handles’ at the beginning and the end of the word. Put your finger on the ‘handle’ at the end of the word and drag to the end of the text you require to be copied. When you release your finger you should get the option to Copy, Lookup, and Share. Select Copy, then open a new instance of Safari, hold your finger in the URL field. Your should get the option the ‘Paste’ and ‘Paste and Go’.

Thanks…….takes a bit of practise but I’ll get there..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: peteh on July 16, 2021, 10:26:02 PM
Once you highlight the text, and the ‘copy, lookup, share’ pop-up shows, you can just select lookup, and then ‘search the web’. A Safari search window will then open, and the web link will open up.

Peter
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on July 17, 2021, 04:25:18 AM
Thanks…….takes a bit of practise but I’ll get there..
Life would certainly be easier if everyone wanting to include a web address used the supplied function in posting a reply :D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 17, 2021, 05:44:41 AM
Yeah, that's the little guy that was pointed out to me too, when i was struggling with lifting stuff onto here.

If i can do it....  :D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on July 17, 2021, 04:09:48 PM
My news app algorithms are feeling especially evil this afternoon.
It’s decided to throw a NSW glamping article in amongst all the pages of NSW lockdown stories… ::)


Is being woken up by kookaburras supposed to be a good thing?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on July 17, 2021, 06:20:56 PM
Is being woken up by kookaburras supposed to be a good thing?

If your walking around nude and they start laughing it’s not a good thing! ;D.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Gazza00 on July 21, 2021, 04:51:42 PM
  Guess they will have to increase all the fines now to pay for them

[https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/dodge-charger-police-cars-australia][/url]
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on July 23, 2021, 10:42:15 AM
Strop is gone  :'(
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-23/comedian-john-cornell-dies-aged-80/100317142 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-23/comedian-john-cornell-dies-aged-80/100317142)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 23, 2021, 10:46:29 AM
Strop is gone  :'(
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-23/comedian-john-cornell-dies-aged-80/100317142 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-23/comedian-john-cornell-dies-aged-80/100317142)

Just about to post it myself..... been an unwell man for a while now.

Still pretty sad, i like people who make me laugh..... the world needs more laughter and less pissing and moaning i reckon.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on July 23, 2021, 10:56:54 AM
Try this one on for size. I’d say she has been a student of the same person who instructs Greta😜.
 https://apple.news/AzDv004jdTCSnoY7rQx6mkw (https://apple.news/AzDv004jdTCSnoY7rQx6mkw)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 23, 2021, 02:10:37 PM
Try this one on for size. I’d say she has been a student of the same person who instructs Greta😜.
 https://apple.news/AzDv004jdTCSnoY7rQx6mkw (https://apple.news/AzDv004jdTCSnoY7rQx6mkw)

Can't read the story due to having an ad blocker. Is this the story?

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/notorious-vegan-activist-tash-peterson-complains-about-having-g2g-pass-into-wa-denied-ng-b881941914z (https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/notorious-vegan-activist-tash-peterson-complains-about-having-g2g-pass-into-wa-denied-ng-b881941914z)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on July 23, 2021, 04:05:22 PM
Yep, that’s the story. Don’t know if your link is word for word in the NEWS feed, but would probably contain the similar content.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 24, 2021, 08:01:50 AM
Just about to post it myself..... been an unwell man for a while now.

Didn't think he was 80 though!

Quote
Still pretty sad, i like people who make me laugh..... the world needs more laughter and less pissing and moaning i reckon.

Yep!

Hey Channel 9 - how about you start re-runs of the complete Hoges Show in his honour ??? ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 24, 2021, 07:06:59 PM
Didn't think he was 80 though!

Yep!

Hey Channel 9 - how about you start re-runs of the complete Hoges Show in his honour ??? ;D
best of is on youtube.. many episodes were on torrents while back, but expect them to pickup now
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on July 25, 2021, 04:35:03 PM
Thought Jon may have mentioned it (although he hasn't been on deck for quiet a while :'(), but

https://www.tentworld.com.au/camping-stores/cairns-bungalow (https://www.tentworld.com.au/camping-stores/cairns-bungalow)

Looking for staff if anybody is interested ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on July 29, 2021, 07:01:14 AM
RIP https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-deaths/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-aged-72/news-story/250795d9df068f32d512fe003b31dfab (https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-deaths/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-aged-72/news-story/250795d9df068f32d512fe003b31dfab)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2021, 11:28:56 AM
RIP https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-deaths/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-aged-72/news-story/250795d9df068f32d512fe003b31dfab (https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-deaths/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-aged-72/news-story/250795d9df068f32d512fe003b31dfab)
Legend....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG2JtdUEMJU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG2JtdUEMJU)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/220171061_366897274799835_5208423251336845218_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=OCJipGI8YdQAX9NwfE1&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=163657d1347d76faf3acf60cee657aa5&oe=61282620)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on August 02, 2021, 07:10:26 PM
I still remember the release of the 40th anniversary 80 series...
https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/toyota-landcruiser-celebrated-with-limitededition-model/news-story/b3a85827e5116ac774d450ae92ea06f1 (https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/toyota-landcruiser-celebrated-with-limitededition-model/news-story/b3a85827e5116ac774d450ae92ea06f1)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: rags on August 02, 2021, 07:27:04 PM
I still remember the release of the 40th anniversary 80 series...
https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/toyota-landcruiser-celebrated-with-limitededition-model/news-story/b3a85827e5116ac774d450ae92ea06f1 (https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/toyota-landcruiser-celebrated-with-limitededition-model/news-story/b3a85827e5116ac774d450ae92ea06f1)

I remember as a member of the Sydney Toyota Landcruiser club (TLC) going along to the Sydney Entertainment centre where Toyota had a official launch for the 70s cruisers.I think that release was in 1984.

Move to yesterday, I watch a the TLC live stream 70:anniversary celebration and Toyota was to make an embargoed announcement. Watch for 1.5 hours and finally the Toyota spokesperson made the announcement.
Drum roll ~ announcement Toyota are releasing a run of 600 special anniversary 70 series cruisers with unquie features like a black grill and  black mirrors or something like that ( don’t all 70 series have a black grill?) plus a special badge but most likely will probably still feature a push button cassette player.

Link to the live stream
 https://www.facebook.com/ToyotaLandCruiserClubofAustralia/videos/218150213527744/ (https://www.facebook.com/ToyotaLandCruiserClubofAustralia/videos/218150213527744/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 02, 2021, 08:42:31 PM
I remember as a member of the Sydney Toyota Landcruiser club (TLC) going along to the Sydney Entertainment centre where Toyota had a official launch for the 70s cruisers.I think that release was in 1984.

Move to yesterday, I watch a the TLC live stream 70:anniversary celebration and Toyota was to make an embargoed announcement. Watch for 1.5 hours and finally the Toyota spokesperson made the announcement.
Drum roll ~ announcement Toyota are releasing a run of 600 special anniversary 70 series cruisers with unquie features like a black grill and  black mirrors or something like that ( don’t all 70 series have a black grill?) plus a special badge but most likely will probably still feature a push button cassette player.
and Limited extra price of 20k more?? LOL?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on August 03, 2021, 01:07:16 PM
Phone Home... for free  ;D - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-03/telstra-has-made-its-15000-payphones-free/100344664 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-03/telstra-has-made-its-15000-payphones-free/100344664)
Quote
The telco announced today local or national calls to a fixed line or Australian mobile from a Telstra payphone would no longer incur a charge.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 03, 2021, 01:59:12 PM
Phone Home... for free  ;D - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-03/telstra-has-made-its-15000-payphones-free/100344664 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-03/telstra-has-made-its-15000-payphones-free/100344664)
ya gotta find a 'pay' fone first ;)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 03, 2021, 02:40:23 PM
ya gotta find a 'pay' fone first ;)
And 1 that works
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 03, 2021, 03:05:28 PM
And 1 that works
gee... your asking a bit much there.

probably costs more to send out some flog to collect the 2 coins out of teh phones than it does to have them as free
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 03, 2021, 03:06:33 PM
ya gotta find a 'pay' fone first ;)

All the whacked out bogan's will be pissed they vandalised 'em last week now....  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on August 03, 2021, 03:46:54 PM
ya gotta find a 'pay' fone first ;)

On the way to school we used to tear out a page from the phone book and stuff it way up the coin return, then on the way home we would fish it out with a bit of wire. On a good day we would get enough 10c's for a couple of games on the pinnies and some scallops & sauce  8)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 03, 2021, 04:00:26 PM
On the way to school we used to tear out a page from the phone book and stuff it way up the coin return, then on the way home we would fish it out with a bit of wire. On a good day we would get enough 10c's for a couple of games on the pinnies and some scallops & sauce  8)
We never did that.......... :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 03, 2021, 06:07:23 PM
We never did that.......... :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

You used the drawer part of a matchbox?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on August 04, 2021, 01:05:24 PM
I never thought of doing any of that.

Lucky I didn't hang out with you blokes  :police:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 05, 2021, 10:23:43 AM
Another 1 gone  :'(
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-05/newsreader-brian-henderson-dead-at-89/100351834 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-05/newsreader-brian-henderson-dead-at-89/100351834)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 05, 2021, 10:46:02 AM
Quote from: xcvator
Another 1 gone  :'(
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-05/newsreader-brian-henderson-dead-at-89/100351834 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-05/newsreader-brian-henderson-dead-at-89/100351834)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFp3-6jzlvI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFp3-6jzlvI)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: corndog on August 05, 2021, 11:19:52 AM
I can still remember  watching Brian and the juniors on the B & W tele.

Oops got my Brian's mixed up. Was Bandstand, the other Brian was the Juniors.
Showing my age now.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on August 06, 2021, 11:33:01 AM
About bloody time, should be there every weekend - https://www.9news.com.au/national/over-15-beach-hoons-arrested-following-queensland-police-crackdown-on-central-coast/9bc8a54b-9593-4c41-bb9a-841c538dd9f7 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/over-15-beach-hoons-arrested-following-queensland-police-crackdown-on-central-coast/9bc8a54b-9593-4c41-bb9a-841c538dd9f7)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on August 06, 2021, 11:58:21 AM
About bloody time, should be there every weekend - https://www.9news.com.au/national/over-15-beach-hoons-arrested-following-queensland-police-crackdown-on-central-coast/9bc8a54b-9593-4c41-bb9a-841c538dd9f7 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/over-15-beach-hoons-arrested-following-queensland-police-crackdown-on-central-coast/9bc8a54b-9593-4c41-bb9a-841c538dd9f7)



Crush the trucks into a cube and drop them on the owners driveway . As a reminder .. Seem to recall a judge ordering something like that for a for a street hoon once ..   ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 06, 2021, 01:24:52 PM
& as one of them is from Brisbane, & the other Loganholme, will they also be hit with breaching lockdown ??? >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 07, 2021, 06:34:11 PM
Very Lucky....

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-06/qld-croc-attack-in-far-north-qld-crocodile-swimming/100357982 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-06/qld-croc-attack-in-far-north-qld-crocodile-swimming/100357982)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 07, 2021, 06:47:55 PM
Very Lucky....

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-06/qld-croc-attack-in-far-north-qld-crocodile-swimming/100357982 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-06/qld-croc-attack-in-far-north-qld-crocodile-swimming/100357982)

No, just ****ing stupid
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on August 07, 2021, 07:21:55 PM
Army soldiers.

Is there any other type?


Toast soldiers maybe.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DarWen on August 07, 2021, 08:52:10 PM
Army soldiers.

Is there any other type?


Toast soldiers maybe.
 

They were almost toast ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on August 07, 2021, 09:20:44 PM
Army soldiers.

Is there any other type?


Toast soldiers maybe.
 

They were almost toast ;D ;D

😂😂😂
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 09, 2021, 10:07:01 PM
Just dont drive into flooded rivers..

https://www.facebook.com/100064278626184/videos/pcb.195710669248219/4034176643371643 (https://www.facebook.com/100064278626184/videos/pcb.195710669248219/4034176643371643)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 10, 2021, 07:16:18 AM
You'd think it would have been better for the excavator to reverse back out of the river, rather than trying to turn round ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2021, 08:29:16 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
You'd think it would have been better for the excavator to reverse back out of the river, rather than trying to turn round ???
looks like hes done it before.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 14, 2021, 03:39:41 PM
https://advrider.com/big-brother-grows-bolder-in-the-eu-uk/ (https://advrider.com/big-brother-grows-bolder-in-the-eu-uk/)

What would you think if all vehicles in the US were required to be equipped with a system that automatically limits your vehicle’s speed to the posted limit?  Think something like that is far off?  It might be in the US, but it is not so far off for European Union countries and the UK.
Endorsed by EU members

It seems that the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has received an endorsement by European Union (EU) Member States on the technical standards for an autonomous speed control system.  A system which will be required in all new models of “vehicles” sold in the European Union as of 2022.  ETSC calls the system “Intelligent Speed Assistance” (ISA).

According to the ETSC:

“By next year, the European Union will have, by far, the most stringent vehicle safety standards in the world with systems including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB), Emergency Lane Keeping Assist (ELKS), drowsiness and distraction recognition and Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) all mandatory.  By 2024 every new car sold in the EU will need to be fitted with these technologies.”





Under the latest proposed regulations, vehicle manufacturers can choose one of four different types of ISA implementation.  According to the World Trade Organization website, manufacturers will be allowed to choose any of the below methods in the implementation of their ISA systems:

        The haptic feedback system which relies on the pedal restoring force:  –Driver’s foot will be gently pushed back in case of over-speed. It will help to reduce driving speed and can be overridden by the driver.
         The speed control system which relies on engine management: –Automatic reduction of the propulsion power independent of the position of the driver’s feet on the pedal, but that can also be overridden by the driver easily.
        The cascaded acoustic warning:
            1st step: flash an optical signal
            2nd step: after several seconds, if no reaction from the driver, the acoustic warning will be activated.
            If the driver ignores this combined feedback, both warnings will be timed-out.
        The cascaded vibration warning
                1st step: flash an optical signal
                2nd step: after several seconds, if no reaction from the driver, pedal will vibrate If the driver ignores this combined feedback, both warnings will be timed-out.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 16, 2021, 09:10:56 AM
A few news stories to mention this morning - both bad & good.

Another good one gone :'(
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-16/television-entertainer-ernie-sigley-dies-aged-82/100379248 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-16/television-entertainer-ernie-sigley-dies-aged-82/100379248)

Interesting story, but wish they'd focussed more on the vehicles
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-15/back-to-the-track-wwii-vehicles-return-to-darwin/100378226 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-15/back-to-the-track-wwii-vehicles-return-to-darwin/100378226)

So who's been here ???
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-15/traditional-broken-hill-corner-store/100376016 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-15/traditional-broken-hill-corner-store/100376016)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2021, 10:30:50 AM
Why is this cop being charged with murder, he was stabbed by the parasite

https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/three-shots-in-3-13-seconds-police-officer-faces-murder-trial-in-darwin-20210815-p58itg.html (https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/three-shots-in-3-13-seconds-police-officer-faces-murder-trial-in-darwin-20210815-p58itg.html)


The charges alone have damaged rank-and-file morale, the police union says. Some officers have been sacked or investigated for inflammatory comments, including the sale of a T-shirt with the slogan: “Don’t wanna get shot, don’t stab a cop. #Blue Lives Matter”. 
I want one of them shirts  :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on August 16, 2021, 10:37:15 AM
Why is this cop being charged with murder, he was stabbed by the parasite

https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/three-shots-in-3-13-seconds-police-officer-faces-murder-trial-in-darwin-20210815-p58itg.html (https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/three-shots-in-3-13-seconds-police-officer-faces-murder-trial-in-darwin-20210815-p58itg.html)


The charges alone have damaged rank-and-file morale, the police union says. Some officers have been sacked or investigated for inflammatory comments, including the sale of a T-shirt with the slogan: “Don’t wanna get shot, don’t stab a cop. #Blue Lives Matter”. 
I want one of them shirts  :cup:

Hard to believe.Looks like a test case.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2021, 10:38:58 AM
Quote from: plusnq
Hard to believe.Looks like a test case.
lets make an example of someone to keep the natives from gettin restless...
I cant believe this actually got to court. No wonder they are struggling to find good people to be cops.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on August 16, 2021, 12:07:49 PM
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on August 16, 2021, 07:19:37 PM
Why is this cop being charged with murder, he was stabbed by the parasite

https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/three-shots-in-3-13-seconds-police-officer-faces-murder-trial-in-darwin-20210815-p58itg.html (https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/three-shots-in-3-13-seconds-police-officer-faces-murder-trial-in-darwin-20210815-p58itg.html)


The charges alone have damaged rank-and-file morale, the police union says. Some officers have been sacked or investigated for inflammatory comments, including the sale of a T-shirt with the slogan: “Don’t wanna get shot, don’t stab a cop. #Blue Lives Matter”. 
I want one of them shirts  :cup:

Happens when Politics follows America and Black Lives Matter and not looking at the facts.    Hopefully he sues the backsides out of those pushing the charges.   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on August 16, 2021, 07:27:04 PM
On a similar note. I can't believe a 15 year old has 4 , attempted murder charges already?
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/16/former-wallaby-toutai-kefu-seriously-wounded-in-alleged-home-invasion-in-brisbane (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/16/former-wallaby-toutai-kefu-seriously-wounded-in-alleged-home-invasion-in-brisbane)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2021, 10:08:54 PM
On a similar note. I can't believe a 15 year old has 4 , attempted murder charges already?
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/16/former-wallaby-toutai-kefu-seriously-wounded-in-alleged-home-invasion-in-brisbane (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/16/former-wallaby-toutai-kefu-seriously-wounded-in-alleged-home-invasion-in-brisbane)
They said on SEN tonight he was on life support, adn his mum and kids also got slashed... Id love to know the brand of slashers...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 23, 2021, 11:04:52 AM
I new QPWS was stupid but not this stupid


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-22/qld-fraser-island-rti-documents-bushfire-waterbombing/100380858 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-22/qld-fraser-island-rti-documents-bushfire-waterbombing/100380858)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/qld-fraser-island-bushfire-rti-documents-media-emails/100387502 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/qld-fraser-island-bushfire-rti-documents-media-emails/100387502)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on August 23, 2021, 11:08:11 AM
I new QPWS was stupid but not this stupid


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-22/qld-fraser-island-rti-documents-bushfire-waterbombing/100380858 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-22/qld-fraser-island-rti-documents-bushfire-waterbombing/100380858)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/qld-fraser-island-bushfire-rti-documents-media-emails/100387502 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/qld-fraser-island-bushfire-rti-documents-media-emails/100387502)


Tip of the iceberg
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 23, 2021, 11:28:29 AM
I new QPWS was stupid but not this stupid


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-22/qld-fraser-island-rti-documents-bushfire-waterbombing/100380858 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-22/qld-fraser-island-rti-documents-bushfire-waterbombing/100380858)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/qld-fraser-island-bushfire-rti-documents-media-emails/100387502 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/qld-fraser-island-bushfire-rti-documents-media-emails/100387502)

According to initial reports the campfire was spotted by rangers who chose to do nothing at the time. No idea what happened to them, but the same course of action should be applied to management level staff who chose not to do anything.
The whole thing is so similar in nature to Gladys’s inaction and the covid outbreak in NSW that you have to draw comparisons between them.
1. Both decisions based on cost cutting
2. Both decisions based on ego
3. Both decisions based on arrogance toward people who have the correct background to be making the correct determination
4. Etc
5. Etc
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: BaseCamp on August 23, 2021, 02:41:59 PM
Senior management at QPWS should be held accountable for this cover up and incompetence....
-- Only because the townsfolk at Happy Valley risked their lives fighting the fires was the village saved...
-- Why weren't the water bombers called in much  earlier....
--  Why weren't the choppers allowed to fill up from the island's lakes....

Yet ABC radio through FOI learned and reported this morning that
-- QPWS senior bureaucrats deliberately withheld certain aerial photos of the developing economic and environmental disaster; but
-- Have now completed an internal departmental review and it's all fixed - nothing to see here ....

Cue the vomit bucket  ....


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2021, 03:02:40 PM
Quote from: BaseCamp
-- Have now completed an internal departmental review and it's all fixed - nothing to see here ....
is there ever any other outcome? Dunno why they bother...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on August 23, 2021, 05:20:39 PM
is there ever any other outcome? Dunno why they bother...

Just like the bushfire enquires in Vic and NSW……there may have been 645 recommendations come out of it, but have ANY been implemented ?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on August 23, 2021, 06:21:19 PM
Just like the bushfire enquires in Vic and NSW……there may have been 645 recommendations come out of it, but have ANY been implemented ?

They'd be the same recommendations that came out after the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires, and also the 2009 Black Saturday fires....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on August 23, 2021, 07:10:28 PM
I new QPWS was stupid but not this stupid

One should never underestimate the level of stupidity in the decision makers running that organization. ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2021, 08:12:31 PM
They'd be the same recommendations that came out after the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires, and also the 2009 Black Saturday fires....
but why do they ignore the recommendations... is it purely ego? or cost?

We went thru similar in NSW after 94 but they did make changes
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Brij on August 23, 2021, 08:39:51 PM
By the time the recommendations have been made momentum for desire to change as started to slow, then as the bearucratic administrative experts get involved all moment gets lost, so nothing changes.
Also,  "Change" becomes a victim of our modern day "everyone's opinion matters", so therefore easier to leave the system as it is so has not to upset a vocal minority.

One good thing that has occurred in Vic over the last maybe 10 years is during the fire danger season spotter aircraft are put up very quickly to any grass and scrub fire call, and all on ground CFA personnel (the volunteer's who are more concerned about putting the fire out than treading on the treasurer's toes) are encouraged to make a request for air support ASAP if they think it will be beneficial. The Regional Duty Officer gets the final say, but they are low enough down the food chain that they are not going to wear the pain for saying no if it all goes to Shite after the on site personnel have asked, and resources are available.

We used to have a better system in Gippsland back in the '80s and '90s. During the fire danger period Australian Paper Plantations had numerous fire spotting towers manned throughout virtually all daylight hours, and a helicopter or 2 on permanent standby. As well as contributing to local aero clubs to promote volunteer flyers to act as spotters whilst clocking flying time. These resources responded to most smoke sightings, usually being the ones to call the fire into CFA and would typically have an aircraft in the air to pinpoint and scope the fire before the CFA volunteers had the truck out of the shed.

Then in the early 2000's they sold off the Plantation business to Hancocks, who it seemed made the decision to increase investment in insurance instead of monitoring.
Then the 2009 fires dictated that it was probably more prudent to start investing more in monitoring and response!!!!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 24, 2021, 07:37:11 AM
Just like the bushfire enquires in Vic and NSW……there may have been 645 recommendations come out of it, but have ANY been implemented ?

Or even published ??? ::)

but why do they ignore the recommendations... is it purely ego? or cost?

It might make "me" look bad if somebody else comes up with an idea that actually works ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: BaseCamp on August 24, 2021, 08:04:06 AM
Fraser Island - and what about the millions collected annually for "fire levies" from property owners on the island??

Like insurance; if the QPWS bureaucrats only have to dip into that kitty on average about every 5 years to fight FI fires; surely that covers the cost of early deployment of the water bombers - that apparently cost $12K p/h to operate....

There should be no excuse about not having the funds to properly attack these fires from the getgo...

Or does the Qld Govt grab the money from the FI fire levies  - to spend it outside of the island? ....

Same reason some people I know refuse to buy the $40 vehicle permit for a day or 2 driving on the island. ...   The tracks are generally such a disgrace  - obviously this tax is spent elsewhere; not on the island  ....

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 24, 2021, 10:45:39 AM
Ha Ha Ha  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-conclude-investigation-into-illegal-caulfield-north-engagement-party-issue-5452-fines-to-56-people/news-story/29462f3d3909b5e562024b5a091b28cd (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-conclude-investigation-into-illegal-caulfield-north-engagement-party-issue-5452-fines-to-56-people/news-story/29462f3d3909b5e562024b5a091b28cd)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on August 24, 2021, 11:37:43 AM
Came up ‘Access Denied’ for me xcvator  ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 24, 2021, 12:01:57 PM
Came up ‘Access Denied’ for me xcvator  ???
works for me and I agree with Keith....
although I want to see receipts for the fines being paid and not huff puff and bluff by Gov Co.


Police conclude investigation into illegal Caulfield North engagement party, issue $5452 fines to 56 people

Police have revealed the staggering cost of an illegal engagement party in Melbourne where guests joked about breaching lockdown.

Police have concluded their investigation into an illegal engagement party in Melbourne with more than $300,000 worth of fines handed out.

Acting Senior Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman confirmed on Tuesday morning the police investigation into the engagement party at Caulfield North on August 11 had finished with 56 attendees fined $5452 each.

She said the remainder of the 69 guests at the party were children and would not be fined.

“Victoria Police is satisfied all guests have been accounted for and the investigation has now concluded,” she said.

The groom-to-be joked about the party being legal.

The engagement party was held in breach of the rules of Melbourne’s sixth lockdown where people are not allowed to gather in private homes. Weddings are forbidden, with people only allowed to leave the house for five reasons.

The groom-to-be and guests at the party caused a public uproar after a video of the event was posted online and showed them mocking the lockdown restrictions.

“Clearly this is legal, this is a group-therapy session, that’s why my father is here,” he joked as the room full of maskless revellers soaked up the speech.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 24, 2021, 12:24:46 PM
Or does the Qld Govt grab the money from the FI fire levies  - to spend it outside of the island? ....

How could you ever think such a thing ... ??? :o ::) >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 24, 2021, 01:22:00 PM
& remember, you heard it here first!!!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/tetchy-tourists-unsure-about-outback-internet-food-supply/100394982 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/tetchy-tourists-unsure-about-outback-internet-food-supply/100394982)

The Australian outback is actually full of dust, corrugated roads, fresh food shortages, & there's no internet or mobile phone coverage!!! :o ::)

Well, who would'a thunk that ??? ::) >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on August 24, 2021, 02:18:24 PM
A mate I work with has just come back from the cape after a month or so and he reckons the amount of brand new rigs being towed by first timers is amazing. A number indicated to him that they don't enjoy caravanning / camping at all and won't be doing it again.

I reckon the next year or two will have an absolute smorgasbord of vans and campers to select from if you are in the market.   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Gazza00 on August 24, 2021, 02:37:11 PM
  This must have been one of those pissed off newby caravanners  ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/woman-charges-through-wa-border-rams-police/100401858 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/woman-charges-through-wa-border-rams-police/100401858)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 24, 2021, 03:05:01 PM
  This must have been one of those pissed off newby caravanners  ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/woman-charges-through-wa-border-rams-police/100401858 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/woman-charges-through-wa-border-rams-police/100401858)
volvo + woman driver = MAYDAY
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 25, 2021, 03:40:31 AM
https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-deaths/charlie-watts-drummer-for-the-rolling-stones-has-died-aged-80/news-story/6ec5ae91ac0c144e819f4e85f81eb63d (https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-deaths/charlie-watts-drummer-for-the-rolling-stones-has-died-aged-80/news-story/6ec5ae91ac0c144e819f4e85f81eb63d)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on August 25, 2021, 07:46:12 AM
  This must have been one of those pissed off newby caravanners  ;D

& another Sovereign Citizen by any chance ??? >:(

& she want's to leave Oz ??? As my Mrs just put it - take her down to Cottesloe Beach & tell her to start swimming! >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on August 25, 2021, 08:26:36 AM
volvo + woman driver = MAYDAY

What do these people think is going to happen?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 25, 2021, 09:32:32 AM
RIP CHarlie Watts.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/24/rolling-stones-drummer-charlie-watts-dies-aged-80 (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/24/rolling-stones-drummer-charlie-watts-dies-aged-80)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9l5oMKXMAMl1Vn?format=jpg&name=small)

Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who propelled the band’s sound for nearly 60 years, has died aged 80.

A statement from his London publicist, Bernard Doherty, to the PA Media news agency said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts.

“He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also, as a member of the Rolling Stones, one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that Watts was to miss the band’s forthcoming US tour as he recovered from an unspecified medical procedure.

With his limber stance, keen knowledge of jazz, and unruffled ability to make songs swing even when keeping the strictest time, Watts is regarded as one of the greatest – and most stylish – rock drummers of all time.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on August 25, 2021, 11:23:17 AM
The amount of foreign substances he and Keith Richards have ingested into their bodies, they should study their DNA to find out how they did it !!   ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on August 25, 2021, 03:59:31 PM
Breaking news ..Premier Bin Chicken is set to take down the NSW statewide lockdown,, Supposedly to be announced Friday or Saturday..South western and Southern highlands areas to be advised ..
https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/nsw-premier-berejiklian-to-announce-end-to-statewide-lockdown-clennell/video/567118af9d142e0c6034f321e39c4b96?fbclid=IwAR3YsOd-zJsX089GrXzQ-Q7PCnUUo7lq76hS6OI3FxFH9mvm35x8HfJ2dcY (https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/nsw-premier-berejiklian-to-announce-end-to-statewide-lockdown-clennell/video/567118af9d142e0c6034f321e39c4b96?fbclid=IwAR3YsOd-zJsX089GrXzQ-Q7PCnUUo7lq76hS6OI3FxFH9mvm35x8HfJ2dcY)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on August 25, 2021, 10:11:47 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/don-everly-of-everly-brothers-dead-at-84/100398092 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/don-everly-of-everly-brothers-dead-at-84/100398092)

I missed this. One half of a very influential duo....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on August 25, 2021, 10:39:18 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/don-everly-of-everly-brothers-dead-at-84/100398092 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-23/don-everly-of-everly-brothers-dead-at-84/100398092)

I missed this. One half of a very influential duo....
from Sharon Osbourne today

My father produced this show. My childhood was this music. Rest In Peace #DonEverly and #CharlieWatts Your legendary music will live on
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9l4SY4VIAEupfw?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on August 26, 2021, 01:43:30 PM
Breaking news ..Premier Bin Chicken is set to take down the NSW statewide lockdown,, Supposedly to be announced Friday or Saturday..South western and Southern highlands areas to be advised ..
https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/nsw-premier-berejiklian-to-announce-end-to-statewide-lockdown-clennell/video/567118af9d142e0c6034f321e39c4b96?fbclid=IwAR3YsOd-zJsX089GrXzQ-Q7PCnUUo7lq76hS6OI3FxFH9mvm35x8HfJ2dcY (https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/nsw-premier-berejiklian-to-announce-end-to-statewide-lockdown-clennell/video/567118af9d142e0c6034f321e39c4b96?fbclid=IwAR3YsOd-zJsX089GrXzQ-Q7PCnUUo7lq76hS6OI3FxFH9mvm35x8HfJ2dcY)

Sky News crystal ball didn't work very well there did it
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on August 26, 2021, 10:48:06 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-26/england-cricket-great-ted-dexter-dies-aged-86/100411276 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-26/england-cricket-great-ted-dexter-dies-aged-86/100411276)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on September 02, 2021, 07:15:46 AM
Queensland's iconic Lions Den Hotel up for sale as owner reluctantly eyes retirement - ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-01/lions-den-hotel-in-far-north-queensland-for-sale/100422004

Possibly a sad day coming if a suitable new owner isn’t found.


Sent from me
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Aussie Iron on September 02, 2021, 03:26:25 PM
SOLD apparently. $2.45m + stock.

Dan.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 02, 2021, 07:21:24 PM
Never good when a country pub goes up

https://www.9news.com.au/national/bourke-rsl-fire-western-nsw-flames-country-regional-news/2dbc2a82-7c2a-4511-a76e-4d0a7379cbc6 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/bourke-rsl-fire-western-nsw-flames-country-regional-news/2dbc2a82-7c2a-4511-a76e-4d0a7379cbc6)

(https://imageresizer.static9.net.au/OE1cXV7ILyy2rKpZ-cxzq-Dxxwo=/800x0/https%3A%2F%2Fprod.static9.net.au%2Ffs%2F71fd121b-913b-4bb8-a7e4-c61f12c34df9)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 03, 2021, 04:19:12 AM
over the years, a lot of pubs and the like, seem to burn to the ground.  ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2021, 10:10:10 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
over the years, a lot of pubs and the like, seem to burn to the ground.  ???
Yea makes ya wonder eh.

Also
"The town is in a bit of a lull this morning because grew up with it, it's part of our heritage and has been part of our community for generations.
"I think the saddest part is the memorabilia we have lost because you can't put a price on it because it's all from World War I, World War II, Vietnam and all of those sorts of things and we have lost all of it."
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 05, 2021, 10:04:36 AM
WTF?

Opportunistic thieves have gone on a spree across Melbourne stealing expensive devices from cars at a big cost to owners.

9News can reveal there has been a spate of catalytic converter thefts - the exhaust emission control device of cars that minimises the noise of engines.

Linton Hayres, 73, parked his ute outside his business at Moorabbin Airport when thieves sliced through his exhaust pipes.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/spate-of-car-catalytic-converter-thefts-across-melbourne/38e5ed4b-05ae-4ce0-aaa7-0de11d742555 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/spate-of-car-catalytic-converter-thefts-across-melbourne/38e5ed4b-05ae-4ce0-aaa7-0de11d742555)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jimbags on September 05, 2021, 10:29:40 AM
Not a new thing. I worked for a truck service centre for 2 years and we had at least a dozen trucks in that time come in to replace DPFvs that had been stolen.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 06, 2021, 01:35:34 PM
I see that young autistic boy has been found alive..... good news during testing times.

I hope nothing creepy has occurred and he has just wandered off.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on September 06, 2021, 01:39:50 PM
I see that young autistic boy has been found alive..... good news during testing times.

I hope nothing creepy has occurred and he has just wandered off.

I’m glad he is ok, it all sounded a bit hinky to me, something didn’t seem right, parents and family were very calm, cctv just happened to have an outage when he disappeared, abduction story etc. maybe I’m just a cynical bastard.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 06, 2021, 01:52:21 PM
That's why i mentioned the creepy bit.

Something seems odd to me..... i hope i'm wrong.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 06, 2021, 02:02:58 PM
That's why i mentioned the creepy bit.

Something seems odd to me..... i hope i'm wrong.

Have watched the last 1 1/2 hrs of this on telly and it all seems legit. How they didn’t find him earlier when they supposedly searched the area where he was found is strange, but he may have been wandering around ?
Because of some things portrayed in the media, how easy is it to look back on the Lindy Chamberlain saga ??
And just like that case, how easy is it for the media to convince people of things they report…..true or otherwise !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on September 07, 2021, 08:19:50 PM
Large cojones required...

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/best-of-travel/insane-moment-red-bull-pilot-completes-world-first-flight/news-story/ef6e155b1dcd0485793e290ddd934eaa (https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/best-of-travel/insane-moment-red-bull-pilot-completes-world-first-flight/news-story/ef6e155b1dcd0485793e290ddd934eaa)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: dogbox on September 07, 2021, 08:54:25 PM
I see that young autistic boy has been found alive..... good news during testing times.

I hope nothing creepy has occurred and he has just wandered off.

apparently some of the locals where told not to join the search as they would be breaking the covid rules seemed to be a lot of family/ friend on location with not a face mask to be seen , most from lock down areas?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 07, 2021, 09:17:53 PM
apparently some of the locals where told not to join the search as they would be breaking the covid rules seemed to be a lot of family/ friend on location with not a face mask to be seen , most from lock down areas?

AND, there has been a few positive cases emerge from the crowd that was there !!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 08, 2021, 05:16:01 AM
anyone waiting for a parcel?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/australia-post-van-stolen-missing-parcels-melbourne/100442206
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: corndog on September 08, 2021, 11:58:37 AM
apparently some of the locals where told not to join the search as they would be breaking the covid rules seemed to be a lot of family/ friend on location with not a face mask to be seen , most from lock down areas?

Was something I said to the wife. Don't think there was any of the large group of family and friends that where there with a mask on. Even given the circumstances I think the authorities should have enforced  the mask requirement and if any breaking travel restrictions should have been fined. Sorry someone can't travel for a death or sickness, this was no different.  These people contribute to the spread of the virus and cause others hardship.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: corndog on September 08, 2021, 12:04:23 PM
anyone waiting for a parcel?

I get excited when I see a delivery coming up thee driveway. Get the parcel and guess what not mine. I get sad when it isn't mine. Said to the wife "no one sends me anything".  She asked " did you buy something? " I said "no". Reply "that's why you don't get anything you moron".
Been in lockdown too long I think.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 08, 2021, 12:12:20 PM
Just send ya self something.

No need to thank me......  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 08, 2021, 12:20:36 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Just send ya self something.

No need to thank me......  ;D
yea but its like valentines day.... send yaself a card, disappointing when it comes back No longer here -> RTS.... :(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: dogbox on September 08, 2021, 12:52:17 PM
Was something I said to the wife. Don't think there was any of the large group of family and friends that where there with a mask on. Even given the circumstances I think the authorities should have enforced  the mask requirement and if any breaking travel restrictions should have been fined. Sorry someone can't travel for a death or sickness, this was no different.  These people contribute to the spread of the virus and cause others hardship.

it's ok! just read some belong to the anti-vaxer culture
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 09, 2021, 06:56:37 AM
it's ok! just read some belong to the anti-vaxer culture

That's probably why he ran away! >:D

Smart kid ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on September 10, 2021, 01:56:12 PM
Arrogance personified. She obviously doesn't remember who she works for   ???


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-10/nsw-records-1542-covid-cases-and-nine-deaths/100450254 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-10/nsw-records-1542-covid-cases-and-nine-deaths/100450254)

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/are-you-going-into-hiding-gladys-berejiklian-slammed-for-ending-daily-covid19-pressers/news-story/4cc8aa39dde53b21d0d7a2bfe08bfb56 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/are-you-going-into-hiding-gladys-berejiklian-slammed-for-ending-daily-covid19-pressers/news-story/4cc8aa39dde53b21d0d7a2bfe08bfb56)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on September 10, 2021, 07:32:08 PM
Arrogance personified. She obviously doesn't remember who she works for   ???


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-10/nsw-records-1542-covid-cases-and-nine-deaths/100450254 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-10/nsw-records-1542-covid-cases-and-nine-deaths/100450254)

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/are-you-going-into-hiding-gladys-berejiklian-slammed-for-ending-daily-covid19-pressers/news-story/4cc8aa39dde53b21d0d7a2bfe08bfb56 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/are-you-going-into-hiding-gladys-berejiklian-slammed-for-ending-daily-covid19-pressers/news-story/4cc8aa39dde53b21d0d7a2bfe08bfb56)
I thought it was pretty simple mate.

If the numbers get embarrassingly out of control, just stop releasing the numbers.

If the questions get too uncomfortable to answer, just stop doing press conferences.

So that means, if she has read the handbook correctly, the next step is for whistle blowers to start disappearing… ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on September 10, 2021, 08:55:03 PM
Arrogance personified. She obviously doesn't remember who she works for   ???


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-10/nsw-records-1542-covid-cases-and-nine-deaths/100450254 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-10/nsw-records-1542-covid-cases-and-nine-deaths/100450254)

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/are-you-going-into-hiding-gladys-berejiklian-slammed-for-ending-daily-covid19-pressers/news-story/4cc8aa39dde53b21d0d7a2bfe08bfb56 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/are-you-going-into-hiding-gladys-berejiklian-slammed-for-ending-daily-covid19-pressers/news-story/4cc8aa39dde53b21d0d7a2bfe08bfb56)


Do people actually watch it?   Only sounds like media is losing their premade story and might now have to work for it.   
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 10, 2021, 10:30:30 PM
I thought it was pretty simple mate.

If the numbers get embarrassingly out of control, just stop releasing the numbers.

If the questions get too uncomfortable to answer, just stop doing press conferences.

So that means, if she has read the handbook correctly, the next step is for whistle blowers to start disappearing… ;) ;D ;D
^^^ Nail on the head.. she ****ed up and cant handle the questions... has no idea what shes doing
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 11, 2021, 08:27:28 AM
You may have seen this ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLTGXblgUoc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLTGXblgUoc)

Some people have way too much time on their hands, but it's awesome ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 11, 2021, 10:34:18 AM
You may have seen this ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLTGXblgUoc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLTGXblgUoc)

Some people have way too much time on their hands, but it's awesome ;D
yea few of em in the youtube n covid threads
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 12, 2021, 11:23:23 AM
Much of notorious Gibb River  Road to be sealed, but authorities promise 4WD thrills will remain
ABC Kimberley
Posted Yesterday at 8:57am

But the Gibb River Road in remote northern Western Australia is getting a make-over that'll see about a third of the bush track bituminised.

The latest roadworks will seal the western and eastern ends of the "The Gibb", with small sections along the centre upgraded to allow safe overtaking and reduce flood damage in the wet season.

It will mean a third of the 660-kilometre track will be accessible in two-wheel drive vehicles.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-11/4wd-tourist-track-gibb-river-road-makeover/100447432 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-11/4wd-tourist-track-gibb-river-road-makeover/100447432)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 14, 2021, 09:34:17 AM
There you go - it's now official!

Second-hand fourbies are expensive!!!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-09-11/landcruisers-lead-surge-in-second-hand-vehicle-values/100450364 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-09-11/landcruisers-lead-surge-in-second-hand-vehicle-values/100450364)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on September 17, 2021, 05:42:10 PM
I see in the news this morning we have done a deal with USA & England to run nuclear submarines.
All good, no problem with that............................
But, if we can use nuclear to run our new subs then why cant it run our power stations  ???

Must have missed something here. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on September 17, 2021, 06:09:26 PM
Little by little, bit by bit.....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 17, 2021, 07:02:51 PM
I see in the news this morning we have done a deal with USA & England to run nuclear submarines.
All good, no problem with that............................
But, if we can use nuclear to run our new subs then why cant it run our power stations  ???

Must have missed something here.
the subs will never be used but to play games.... the power scares people running all the time near home.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on September 17, 2021, 07:04:03 PM
I see in the news this morning we have done a deal with USA & England to run nuclear submarines.
All good, no problem with that............................
But, if we can use nuclear to run our new subs then why cant it run our power stations  ???

Must have missed something here. 
.
Yep, we can mine it, process it, and sell it , but oh no, we must not use it
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on September 17, 2021, 07:35:51 PM
.
Yep, we can mine it, process it, and sell it , but oh no, we must not use it
exactly. when ever anyone mentions the N word, the great unwashed come out of their caves and beat their drums.

Not a murmur so far about the Subs  ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on September 17, 2021, 07:47:14 PM
exactly. when ever anyone mentions the N word, the great unwashed come out of their caves and beat their drums.

Not a murmur so far about the Subs  ???

Some of the locals down near ASC Subcorp at Osborne were complaining on the news last night, fearful of the nuclear subs going to be built there. These are the same people who would gladly make use of nuclear medicinal treatments if it meant saving their lives.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MarkGU on September 17, 2021, 07:51:33 PM
Some of the locals down near ASC Subcorp at Osborne were complaining on the news last night, fearful of the nuclear subs going to be built there. These are the same people who would gladly make use of nuclear medicinal treatments if it meant saving their lives.
yep, whats the word starting with H?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on September 17, 2021, 08:12:11 PM
exactly. when ever anyone mentions the N word, the great unwashed come out of their caves and beat their drums.

Not a murmur so far about the Subs  ???

The Fear is Strong in Some

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9995671/Greens-leader-Adam-Bandt-slams-Australias-nuclear-submarines-plan-floating-Chernobyls.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9995671/Greens-leader-Adam-Bandt-slams-Australias-nuclear-submarines-plan-floating-Chernobyls.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on September 17, 2021, 09:15:44 PM
I think it is a good idea going to US made nuclear subs rather than French ones converted to diesel.

Implementation exceptionally poor though.

Politics gets in the way of so, so many decisions in Australia, both state and federal. This is simply just another example.

Should be bought complete, ready to go immediately, then develop maintenance facilities where the subs will be based NOT SA, with the lead time provided by already operational subs this is entirely feasible.

Building them here in SA just about guarantees huge cost and time over-runs.

Still would be wondering where they are going to get crew from!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: dogbox on September 18, 2021, 08:49:18 AM
I think it is a good idea going to US made nuclear subs rather than French ones converted to diesel.

Implementation exceptionally poor though.

Politics gets in the way of so, so many decisions in Australia, both state and federal. This is simply just another example.

Should be bought complete, ready to go immediately, then develop maintenance facilities where the subs will be based NOT SA, with the lead time provided by already operational subs this is entirely feasible.

Building them here in SA just about guarantees huge cost and time over-runs.

Still would be wondering where they are going to get crew from!

457 visa holders
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on September 18, 2021, 10:37:18 AM
We cant afford to run the ones weve already got .. let alone 12 new nuke tech ones ..Might get to see the 1st nuke sub hull launched in about 10 to 12 years time, if we're lucky ..
Considering its been roughly 6 years and they still havent 1/2 built a frog diesel one ..
Might have to get China to build them in sections and just assemble them  here .  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 21, 2021, 05:08:51 PM
& none of us will be going to "Fraser Island" any more (officially, any way!)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-20/return-to-paradise-for-k-gari-fraser-island/100475554 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-20/return-to-paradise-for-k-gari-fraser-island/100475554)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2021, 05:25:54 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
& none of us will be going to "Fraser Island" any more
I'll go there, and Ayres Rock.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DandyD on September 21, 2021, 07:08:28 PM
We cant afford to run the ones weve already got .. let alone 12 new nuke tech ones ..Might get to see the 1st nuke sub hull launched in about 10 to 12 years time, if we're lucky ..

I thought the plan was to rent some until the new ones are ready.

I’m not sure where you go to rent a nuclear submarine. France maybe?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on September 21, 2021, 07:23:32 PM
I thought the plan was to rent some until the new ones are ready.

I’m not sure where you go to rent a nuclear submarine. France maybe?

Bet I could guess the price of the lease. About $90 billion ? 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: doc evil on September 22, 2021, 08:49:32 AM
& none of us will be going to "Fraser Island" any more (officially, any way!)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-20/return-to-paradise-for-k-gari-fraser-island/100475554 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-20/return-to-paradise-for-k-gari-fraser-island/100475554)

Interestingly enough, the article states:

Quote
The World Heritage Area within Great Sandy National Park which is centred on Fraser Island, along with the surrounding waters and parts of the nearby mainland, has been renamed K’gari

So it appears the island itself hasn't be renamed yet

https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/93269 (https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/93269)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on September 22, 2021, 09:16:27 AM
A couple of months ago, I put a question to the Quandamooka Corporation (QYAC), via email, asking for clarification on the correct indigenous name for Moreton Island.
For decades I have known it as 'Gnoorganbin', but recently, it is being to referred to as 'Mulgumpin'!
I have no issue with which is correct, however I do get asked a lot of questions about the island and want to have my facts as straight as possible.
I have received no response from QYAC, at this time.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: gronk on September 22, 2021, 10:49:04 AM
I thought the plan was to rent some until the new ones are ready.

I’m not sure where you go to rent a nuclear submarine. France maybe?

Nah, they only have the old clunkers….diesel/electric.
With the insane purchase price on a nuke sub, maybe a novated lease is a better idea ?  :cup:

Or, for less than a billion each, some cruise ships. One deck is out of bounds….that’s the missile deck….and you get income while it’s not on duty !!  You have 4 cruise ships but only one set of missiles….that way you rotate them around and the enemy never knows which ship is carrying !!   ;D
Where’s the prime minister….I’m gonna save him a heap of money !!   ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rodt on September 22, 2021, 11:02:17 AM
I thought the plan was to rent some until the new ones are ready.

I’m not sure where you go to rent a nuclear submarine. France maybe?

Heard this as well but only for training purposes apparently
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on September 22, 2021, 11:12:03 AM
Why don't we rent a crew to the USN to show them how it could be done better?
Win/win?
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 22, 2021, 12:10:32 PM
Why don't we rent a crew to the USN to show them how it could be done better?
Win/win?
Cheers

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I realise this was a tongue in cheek post, but if you've ever worked with the yanqui military, you'd be surprised at how well and organised they do some things... Others make ya wonder though.. LOL

The other thing is, they seem to take it way more seriously than some of our mob.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on September 22, 2021, 01:14:36 PM
Nah, they only have the old clunkers….diesel/electric.
With the insane purchase price on a nuke sub, maybe a novated lease is a better idea ?  :cup:

Or, for less than a billion each, some cruise ships. One deck is out of bounds….that’s the missile deck….and you get income while it’s not on duty !!  You have 4 cruise ships but only one set of missiles….that way you rotate them around and the enemy never knows which ship is carrying !!   ;D
Where’s the prime minister….I’m gonna save him a heap of money !!   ;D
I recon our current prime minister would be all over that one…. ;D ;D

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 22, 2021, 04:59:25 PM
Just reading this article:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-22/getting-lost-bush-walking-what-to-prepare-trevor-salvado-aj/100472184 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-22/getting-lost-bush-walking-what-to-prepare-trevor-salvado-aj/100472184)

Interesting stuff that would be good for all of us to keep in mind when we go bush.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 29, 2021, 10:24:36 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-27/move-shepparton-reopens-to-the-public/100493452 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-27/move-shepparton-reopens-to-the-public/100493452)

For when anybody is allowed to go anywhere ...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 29, 2021, 05:16:42 PM
WTF? its not what you know.... if he went to West Shithole Heights High school, he'd be doing time

Quote
Knox Grammar graduate Nick Drummond told the young woman to “put her tits away”, snatched her phone out of her hand when she tried to take a picture of him, and knocked her to the ground with a right fist to her face at the Ocean Hotel in Chatswood in Sydney’s north shore.

In the course of the same night, the 20-year-old also punched a male bystander in the head.

Drummond was sentenced by the NSW District Court for assault and destroying property earlier this month, but successfully appealed his conviction, after Judge Robert Sutherland noted he had an “unhappy year” and did not have a criminal record.

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/exknox-grammar-boy-nick-drummond-issues-unconditional-apology/news-story/29bdecf78eb4f77f8367cafaa6f1bd43 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/exknox-grammar-boy-nick-drummond-issues-unconditional-apology/news-story/29bdecf78eb4f77f8367cafaa6f1bd43)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on September 29, 2021, 05:34:11 PM
" Had an Umhappy year " FFS, Who has had a happy last two years, Friggen entitled Brat, Little turd needs to be shown what an unhappy years is ..
Welcome to " H" block and meet your cell mate " Ben Dover " ..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on September 30, 2021, 07:57:32 AM
& he lost it when he saw that dress ???

Jeez, he better not ever come here then, as he wouldn't even make it out of the airport!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: DarWen on September 30, 2021, 04:01:01 PM
I wonder if the Judge was a Knox Grammar old boy.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on September 30, 2021, 04:54:21 PM
Quote from: DarWen
I wonder if the Judge was a Knox Grammar old boy.
:cup:


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on October 01, 2021, 01:16:47 PM
Who's next in line for NSW Premier now Gladys Barnchicken is retiring under a cloud of corruption charges?

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Snow on October 01, 2021, 06:39:34 PM
Keep the posts here for sharing what is making news, not for political mud slinging. If you can’t help yourselves then take it to FB or a political forum.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 03, 2021, 06:56:35 AM
I see one of the infamous Skaf rape gang is up for release in coming days.

Be a damn shame if the victims got together and hired a hitman.
Family members have been caught dealing in cocaine and Shit.
He will merely start reoffending.... its a given.

No way in hell, can anyone convince me this is the right way to go, releasing him.
Hopefully, the cops might have something he can be arrested on the moment he steps out of prison.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2021, 10:01:44 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Hopefully, the cops might have something he can be arrested on the moment he steps out of prison.
They'd already have the race card warming up...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on October 03, 2021, 01:37:50 PM
I see one of the infamous Skaf rape gang is up for release in coming days.

Be a damn shame if the victims got together and hired a hitman.
Family members have been caught dealing in cocaine and Shit.
He will merely start reoffending.... its a given.

No way in hell, can anyone convince me this is the right way to go, releasing him.
Hopefully, the cops might have something he can be arrested on the moment he steps out of prison.

I “think” that when released on parole the authorities can impose very strict conditions however if he is released after completing his sentence there is no monitoring so essentially it is the better,outcome so to speak.

Fingers crossed on the hit man scenario.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2021, 02:14:04 PM
I “think” that when released on parole the authorities can impose very strict conditions
condition #1.. Be tied up on a train line and dont move until after the XPT has been through.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 04, 2021, 02:07:21 PM
'United States Postal Service Suspends Deliveries To Australia'
Buggar  :(

https://10play.com.au/theproject/articles/=united-states-postal-service-suspends-deliveries-to-australia/tpa211004rfcgb
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on October 05, 2021, 06:39:59 AM
Today's news is there will be no fake news...

https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/facebook-whatsapp-instagram-hit-by-global-outage-why-facebook-isnt-working/news-story/ba143d13bfd1eed83c7cd5e1394aa2e9 (https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/facebook-whatsapp-instagram-hit-by-global-outage-why-facebook-isnt-working/news-story/ba143d13bfd1eed83c7cd5e1394aa2e9)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 05, 2021, 07:10:30 AM
No one at the Facebook headquarters has clicked, that the new cleaning lady has pulled the plug to use the vacuum cleaner.

Services will be restored the moment the she's finished.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 05, 2021, 08:22:50 AM
Today's news is there will be no fake news...

https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/facebook-whatsapp-instagram-hit-by-global-outage-why-facebook-isnt-working/news-story/ba143d13bfd1eed83c7cd5e1394aa2e9 (https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/facebook-whatsapp-instagram-hit-by-global-outage-why-facebook-isnt-working/news-story/ba143d13bfd1eed83c7cd5e1394aa2e9)
How can ya tell? :D apart from few people rocking in the corner
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on October 05, 2021, 08:37:07 AM
Trump dun it!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 07, 2021, 04:30:20 AM
Copy and paste from News.com.

How well was this written.  :D

African-American man Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was put to death by lethal injection for the murders of Mary Bratcher, Mabel Scruggs and Fred Jones during a botched robbery.

He was pronounced dead at 6.11pm local time, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Efforts to save him from his lawyers and even the Vatican on the grounds that he was mentally impaired amounted to nothing in the end.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on October 07, 2021, 05:12:57 AM
Copy and paste from News.com.

How well was this written.  :D

African-American man Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was put to death by lethal injection for the murders of Mary Bratcher, Mabel Scruggs and Fred Jones during a botched robbery.

He was pronounced dead at 6.11pm local time, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Efforts to save him from his lawyers and even the Vatican on the grounds that he was mentally impaired amounted to nothing in the end.

They got to him in the end ………apparently.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 08, 2021, 05:46:05 AM
I started to read this on the ABC news site, and thought, friggin good.

"A 36-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman have been sentenced to life in prison in central Queensland after being convicted of 234 offences related to child sexual abuse."

Then i kept reading and got to this bit..... just plain, flat out, WRONG.

"The pair pleaded guilty during an emotional hearing at the Supreme Court in Rockhampton on Thursday after being taken into custody for the offences more than two years ago.

The man will be eligible for parole in 17 years, while the woman will be eligible in 15 years."
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 08, 2021, 07:29:12 AM
Couldn’t agree more Jeepers. I said exactly the same thing to the wife when I saw it ???

Goal life sentence now appears to be the same as lifetime maps for a Garmin GPS, lifetime of the device the maps are on (eg 3 year model run), not your lifetime.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 08, 2021, 08:59:50 AM
Couldn’t agree more Jeepers. I said exactly the same thing to the wife when I saw it ???

Goal life sentence now appears to be the same as lifetime maps for a Garmin GPS, lifetime of the device the maps are on (eg 3 year model run), not your lifetime.
Life hasnt meant life since Captain Arthur Phillip was bringin em in
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 12, 2021, 03:44:43 PM
Cant imagine what this bloke went through in early life



Mr Jaku was born in Germany to a large family, he survived only after he was interred multiple times, escaped to Belgium, escaped from a train en route to Auschwitz, hid in an attic until he was discovered, and eventually arrived at Auschwitz where the number 72338 was crudely tattooed onto his left forearm.

Mr Jaku told The Sydney Morning Herald last year he never expected to live to 100. At times, in his early 20s and interned in Auschwitz, sleeping on hard wooden planks, 10 naked men to a row, with nothing but each other for warmth, he didn’t expect to make it through the frozen night.

“If I could survive one more day, an hour, a minute, then the pain would end and tomorrow would come,” he would tell himself.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/holocaust-survivor-eddie-jaku-dies-aged-101-20211012-p58z9z.html (https://www.smh.com.au/national/holocaust-survivor-eddie-jaku-dies-aged-101-20211012-p58z9z.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 12, 2021, 06:28:15 PM
Bird,
I'm lost for words.
"Superman's son comes out as bisexual in DC comic"
https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/dc-comics-announces-superman-s-son-is-bisexual-123299909977




Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 14, 2021, 09:18:39 AM
Sad day for NRL fans...

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRsU51C4IHtjgHa2j_qndmliIAf1GD9QHXuNQ&usqp=CAU)
https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/heartbreaking-rugby-league-immortal-norm-provan-dead-at-88/news-story/331a7757e6ae97f4bbe2d108ee9dcea7 (https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/heartbreaking-rugby-league-immortal-norm-provan-dead-at-88/news-story/331a7757e6ae97f4bbe2d108ee9dcea7)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 16, 2021, 05:27:46 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-16/missing-4-year-old-girl-sparks-seach-wa-carnarvon/100544980 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-16/missing-4-year-old-girl-sparks-seach-wa-carnarvon/100544980)

Oh no :'(

Especially "The campsite is close to the blowholes at Point Quobba".
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on October 16, 2021, 06:46:52 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-16/missing-4-year-old-girl-sparks-seach-wa-carnarvon/100544980 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-16/missing-4-year-old-girl-sparks-seach-wa-carnarvon/100544980)

Oh no :'(

Especially "The campsite is close to the blowholes at Point Quobba".

I'd be more worried a pedo was around, the blowholes are a fair distance from the shacks
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 17, 2021, 09:35:26 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-16/missing-4-year-old-girl-sparks-seach-wa-carnarvon/100544980 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-16/missing-4-year-old-girl-sparks-seach-wa-carnarvon/100544980)

Oh no :'(

Especially "The campsite is close to the blowholes at Point Quobba".
Still not found :(
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/frantic-search-resumes-for-missing-fouryearold-girl-from-remote-wa-campsite/news-story/be56a163380a66ba84f73450804ddabc (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/frantic-search-resumes-for-missing-fouryearold-girl-from-remote-wa-campsite/news-story/be56a163380a66ba84f73450804ddabc)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: BaseCamp on October 18, 2021, 08:45:54 AM
The child's sleeping bag also missing; along with some other items missing that the police is not releasing/talking about at this time...

(Like the elderly couple who vanished from the remote campsite in Vic a couple of years ago...)..
Their sleeping bags, (body bags), also gone...  Campsite burnt down....

I hope the little girl is found, (alive)...   I am sure the cops are looking at any known kiddy fiddlers from the local area; and unfortunately the parents too...

On foot, the experts have somehow worked out that she could have only walked 5.2km on her own ...   so the search is concerning on that; and a 1000km roadblock...

The parents, well known and respected locals, shared the tent with her...  But that said - there's an actual real case from the States (in the 1980s I think); where a pedo dragged a sleeping child from her tent at a popular campground in the middle of the night, never to be seen again ....  Stuff of nightmares.....   (That case, sleeping bag gone too)...

Last known alleged sighting of her (by the parents) was at 1.30am on the morning of her disappearance)...

As there were "no dingos present" - what's the motive and opportunity?

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 18, 2021, 09:22:12 AM
The child's sleeping bag also missing; along with some other items missing that the police is not releasing/talking about at this time...

(Like the elderly couple who vanished from the remote campsite in Vic a couple of years ago...)..
Their sleeping bags, (body bags), also gone...  Campsite burnt down....

I hope the little girl is found, (alive)...   I am sure the cops are looking at any known kiddy fiddlers from the local area; and unfortunately the parents too...

On foot, the experts have somehow worked out that she could have only walked 5.2km on her own ...   so the search is concerning on that; and a 1000km roadblock...

The parents, well known and respected locals, shared the tent with her...  But that said - there's an actual real case from the States (in the 1980s I think); where a pedo dragged a sleeping child from her tent at a popular campground in the middle of the night, never to be seen again ....  Stuff of nightmares.....   (That case, sleeping bag gone too)...

Last known alleged sighting of her (by the parents) was at 1.30am on the morning of her disappearance)...

As there were "no dingos present" - what's the motive and opportunity?
Yea sadly cant see this ending happily.. the dingo came to mind after a day of searching... 

Every parents ****in nightmare
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on October 27, 2021, 05:27:45 PM
Hmmmm

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/sustainability/victorian-households-to-sort-rubbish-into-four-bins-after-new-purple-addition/news-story/e9623f653f94135eb255c786d827d1ab (https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/sustainability/victorian-households-to-sort-rubbish-into-four-bins-after-new-purple-addition/news-story/e9623f653f94135eb255c786d827d1ab)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on October 27, 2021, 06:51:43 PM
Hi,
    We cooperate with neighbours with our three wheely bins.
 e.g. elderly widow next door puts out her weekly wheely bin rubbish even if it is only 1 bread bag's worth.
Other will take her bag and add it to theirs and return her bin to her yard before collection. If others have excess rubbish, they will add it to hers and return her bin after collection.
We all do the same with each other's  recycling and green waste bins.
Win - win, and saves the council an almost empty lift most weeks.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on October 27, 2021, 08:58:50 PM
I guess they forgot to tell regional councils.

We are in the City of Greater Bendigo (CoGB)

They have indicated we are to separate out our glass and take it ourselves, at our own expense, to specified council facilities for disposal rather than having a purple bin and a council collection as the purple bin was deemed to expensive.

As we are about 5km for town, we don't even get a green waste bin (only for townies), but we do get a red and a yellow collection.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 28, 2021, 06:56:30 AM
They have indicated we are to separate out our glass and take it ourselves, at our own expense, to specified council facilities for disposal rather than having a purple bin and a council collection as the purple bin was deemed to expensive.

What's that, they've told you to dump your glass with the normal rubbish, rather than recycling it ??? >:D

I did see something a little while back that the Japanese have to take their their rubbish & recycling to neighbourhood collection points, then sort it all into something like 12 bins ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 28, 2021, 02:31:00 PM
Up/out here in the South Burnett, we are really sophisticated with our waste disposal. We have got 1 bin. Everything goes into it ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Steffo1 on October 28, 2021, 06:38:45 PM
Up/out here in the South Burnett, we are really sophisticated with our waste disposal. We have got 1 bin. Everything goes into it ;D

That would have confused NoelW on his arrival to the area! :D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on October 28, 2021, 08:35:28 PM
That would have confused NoelW on his arrival to the area! :D

I’ll need to check to see how he is coping, not just with the waste disposal, but also with integrating into the JOH community >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on October 28, 2021, 09:02:34 PM
What's that, they've told you to dump your glass with the normal rubbish, rather than recycling it ??? >:D

I did see something a little while back that the Japanese have to take their their rubbish & recycling to neighbourhood collection points, then sort it all into something like 12 bins ???

No, glass must be separated from rubbish and other recycling and taken to the community "transfer stations" of which I think they said there are 11 in the whole of the CoGB.
We have collection of garbage and general recycling wheelie bins.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: #jonesy on October 30, 2021, 06:35:17 AM
Purple for glass recycling.yellow for plastic and paper recycling.
Where do steel and aluminium cans go?
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on October 30, 2021, 07:30:33 AM
All in the same landfill hole, with the rest

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on October 30, 2021, 09:16:21 AM
Quote from: Kangaron
All in the same landfill hole, with the rest
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on October 30, 2021, 09:56:53 AM
I worked at a lime plant here in Vic and they were pedantic about separating recycle and general waste to the point of a writen warning for failure to do so. I saw a truck come in one day and empty both bins in the same truck.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on October 30, 2021, 10:17:40 AM
The Clarence Valley has Two Waste Transfer Stations(operated by MI Organics), Townsend & Iluka, and a regional centre at South Grafton where waste from the other two ends up any.
A couple years ago, I did a site clean up in Maclean, Building waste(broken terracotta pipe, brick, concrete slag, pvc pipe,  timber & the like), 7x10 caged trailer full.
Took it to the Townsend Transfer station, was informed that they no longer accept builders waste, I needed to take it to South Grafton, 60 odd km away.
I was directed to the landfill pit, where I hand unloaded it, while there, the semi-trailer from MI Organics Maclean was dumping general waste in the same pit. There was also 3 Garbage trucks dumping the house hold red bin waste in the same hole.
Why Concrete/terracotta waste is dump in the same hole has me stumped. Pvc can be recycled, timer can be mulched/woodchipped.
I contacted council, I was informed it was a directive from the EPA, they(council) were following what they have been told to do.
I don't know, sounds like 'Yes Minister' to me.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on October 31, 2021, 10:35:47 AM
& in case you weren't aware, Yank pick-up trucks are big! ::)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-31/the-rise-of-american-pick-up-trucks/100577624 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-31/the-rise-of-american-pick-up-trucks/100577624)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on November 03, 2021, 02:22:20 PM
Little Cloe has been found.
What great news.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-21/cleo-smith-reward-offered-for-missing-girl-carnarvon-info/100556756
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on November 03, 2021, 04:42:21 PM
This should be in the " What made me Smile " section ..Seems as though O'l mate that is being held over the little miss's abduction, Has done himself a misscheif whilst in the holding cells .. and been taken to hospital for some Doctorly loving .. ..
Must have tried to fit himself  through the doorgap 50 times and tried to escape by flushing himself down the toilet .. Hurt his head apparently ..    ::) ::)  ;D

Pic retracted by 7 News as ID'd  possible wrong man ..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 03, 2021, 06:18:20 PM
Quote from: edz
This should be in the " What made me Smile " section ..Seems as though O'l mate that is being held over the little miss's abduction, Has done himself a misscheif whilst in the holding cells .. and been taken to hospital for some Doctorly loving .. ..
Must have tried to fit himself  through the doorgap 50 times and tried to escape by flushing himself down the toilet .. Hurt his head apparently ..    ::) ::)  ;D

waiting for the bad childhood card, or would the race card go first? Buy the man a beer who ever kicked uck out of him
SSS....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on November 03, 2021, 06:38:28 PM
No one touched him, or will, that would jeopardize the ensuing proceedings.
I have a gut feeling this bloke was only the gate keeper.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 03, 2021, 06:46:26 PM
Quote from: Kangaron
have a gut feeling this bloke was only the gate keeper.
Yup...thus the SSS ... something smells Shitty
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: McTavish on November 03, 2021, 08:52:07 PM
Yeah - hoping the family got to him before the police for some old school justice.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bigpickle on November 03, 2021, 10:11:33 PM
Hmmmm

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/sustainability/victorian-households-to-sort-rubbish-into-four-bins-after-new-purple-addition/news-story/e9623f653f94135eb255c786d827d1ab (https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/sustainability/victorian-households-to-sort-rubbish-into-four-bins-after-new-purple-addition/news-story/e9623f653f94135eb255c786d827d1ab)
I used to own a cottage in the south of France (an inheritance) in a small village of about 750 people. There is no rubbish collection from households. Instead, there are bins placed at several locations around the village. The householder sorts his waste into glass, cardboard & paper and metal as well as his usual kitchen waste. These are placed into heavy duty plastic bags and taken to the village bins and deposited into the appropriate bin. The bags are provided, free, by the local council.
Larger items such as tree loppings, garden waste, old furniture, etc are taken to a dechetterie (rubbish transfer station) and placed into the appropriate skip as directed by the attendant. The tips are close to each village and immaculately maintained.
A by product is that the garden waste is mulched/composted and returned to the tip and can be accessed by any of the residents whenever they need to.
I guess a bit of educating/training was required to get the residents onboard when it first started but it works well now, and the tip attendant was quite attractive.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 04, 2021, 03:33:09 AM
No one touched him, or will, that would jeopardize the ensuing proceedings.
I have a gut feeling this bloke was only the gate keeper.

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Something odd, it would seem the child has been looked after.

As you say, just the gatekeeper or mule.
You may find the guy gets knocked before he says too much to the cops.

IMHO of course, i could be miles off track too.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2021, 07:50:19 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
You may find the guy gets knocked before he says too much to the cops.
if I was him I'd have told them everything by now.. unless people are threatening his family etc...

How long until we have Cleo Smith - the Movie. ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on November 04, 2021, 08:25:55 AM
if I was him I'd have told them everything by now.. unless people are threatening his family etc...

How long until we have Cleo Smith - the Movie. ???

I hope not, let this die a natural death for the mental well-being of the family and Cleo.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 04, 2021, 10:53:42 AM
For anybody who may be thinking about cars, especially for the kids:

https://www.racq.com.au/Live/Articles/221021-CN-The-most-dangerous-second-hand-cars-revealed/ (https://www.racq.com.au/Live/Articles/221021-CN-The-most-dangerous-second-hand-cars-revealed/)

& strangely enough, a lot of their recommendations are to buy something like an Audi, Beemer or Merc ...

It would be nice, but ... :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2021, 01:22:43 PM
oops.....  Someones Akubra and Dryzabone is in trouble

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/7-news-apologises-wrongly-identifying-aboriginal-man-suspect-cleo-smith-case (https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/7-news-apologises-wrongly-identifying-aboriginal-man-suspect-cleo-smith-case)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on November 04, 2021, 07:48:01 PM
oops.....  Someones Akubra and Dryzabone is in trouble

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/7-news-apologises-wrongly-identifying-aboriginal-man-suspect-cleo-smith-case (https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/7-news-apologises-wrongly-identifying-aboriginal-man-suspect-cleo-smith-case)

Hope he sues the d*ckheads... Spoke too soon

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/aboriginal-man-wrongly-named-cleo-smith-abductor-plans-sue-seven-network (https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/aboriginal-man-wrongly-named-cleo-smith-abductor-plans-sue-seven-network)

Quote
Aboriginal man wrongly named as Cleo Smith abductor plans to sue Seven Network
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2021, 09:27:17 PM
Hope he sues the d*ckheads... Spoke too soon

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/aboriginal-man-wrongly-named-cleo-smith-abductor-plans-sue-seven-network (https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2021/11/04/aboriginal-man-wrongly-named-cleo-smith-abductor-plans-sue-seven-network)
he should make 6 akubras, 12 drizabones,  several pairs of unused RFS overalls and boots.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Kangaron on November 04, 2021, 10:03:36 PM
he should make 6 akubras, 12 drizabones,  several pairs of unused RFS overalls and boots.
And a dot painting.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2021, 09:14:17 AM
Quote from: Kangaron
I have a gut feeling this bloke was only the gate keeper.
I think he was far too Looney Tunes for that

https://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/police-expected-to-soon-charge-man-suspected-of-abducting-cleo-smith/news-story/d63383b933c42d0dddd4fb2457dd9be6 (https://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/police-expected-to-soon-charge-man-suspected-of-abducting-cleo-smith/news-story/d63383b933c42d0dddd4fb2457dd9be6)
(https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/bae0c08fded22d6524b2ee6e68ff56a1)

You watch the media **** it up.. theres photos of the dude without pixelating etc Ch7 / 9 etc
https://www.google.com/search?q=Terence+Darrell+Kelly (https://www.google.com/search?q=Terence+Darrell+Kelly&client=firefox-b-d&sxsrf=AOaemvLudRz9v3xOhAANHVs5pS6SISk7uQ:1636067409274&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzhYiG6v_zAhUk7XMBHfEEBWIQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=2560&bih=1299&dpr=1)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 08, 2021, 10:01:57 AM
Any number of Swagger in this area so does this suggest anything to anybody ???

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-08/vehicle-clue-in-russell-hill-carol-clay-case/100601764 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-08/vehicle-clue-in-russell-hill-carol-clay-case/100601764)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on November 08, 2021, 10:23:23 AM
Looks like Birds car  :-[
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 08, 2021, 01:24:50 PM
Quote from: xcvator
Looks like Birds car  :-[

my rear tyres have more tread
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 09, 2021, 11:06:13 AM
explains polair all morning
https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/one-dead-one-injured-in-suspected-hitandrun-at-carrum-downs/news-story/5d519904c8b28ccf1e13999f335fc203 (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/one-dead-one-injured-in-suspected-hitandrun-at-carrum-downs/news-story/5d519904c8b28ccf1e13999f335fc203)

if that damage is from hitting people... how ****in fast was it going?

edit: might be the tree...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on November 09, 2021, 12:54:04 PM
The crowds at Inskip have been giving me the s***ts for years, but now it’s getting serious…

 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-09/inskip-campsites-may-close-amid-gastro-outbreak/100604712 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-09/inskip-campsites-may-close-amid-gastro-outbreak/100604712)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: lukeycat on November 09, 2021, 07:10:59 PM
The crowds at Inskip have been giving me the s***ts for years, but now it’s getting serious…

 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-09/inskip-campsites-may-close-amid-gastro-outbreak/100604712 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-09/inskip-campsites-may-close-amid-gastro-outbreak/100604712)
Needs a few more sinkholes to fix the issue ;) love Fraser but the idea of camping right next to someone and getting the Shits from shared toilets etc is extremely unappealing


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 11, 2021, 11:07:40 AM
At the going down of the Sun
And in the morning

We Shall Remember Them

Lest We Forget
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 11, 2021, 02:07:41 PM
A caravan and vehicle have been lost to the Gwydir River at Bingara overnight. This is the second flooding event this year that has claimed vehicles after tractors, caravan and cars were lost earlier during the March flooding event.

The occupants of this caravan were safely evacuated with other campers at around 1:00am. Unfortunately, their possessions were not so lucky.

Thank you goes to the SES and other emergency services that are working to keep us safe during this weather event.

Please stay away from flood water and listen to updated advice and warnings. Entering floodwater puts your life and the lives of others at risk

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/256038923_3830932497009150_9103416099946529144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=wH1p-685c2wAX9MBcS1&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=76fa37bc69192b482e43bc90bc7f5799&oe=619133E3)

https://www.facebook.com/gwydirnews/photos/a.262514357184333/3830932510342482/ (https://www.facebook.com/gwydirnews/photos/a.262514357184333/3830932510342482/)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 11, 2021, 03:36:50 PM
Great news... now for vigilante justice

Two men have been arrested over an alleged hit-run in Melbourne that killed a father-of-four and left his colleague seriously injured.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/two-men-arrested-over-alleged-hitrun-carrum-downs-that-killed-timmy-rakei/440d75c7-e75e-4842-9b54-d5e0fe60e1be (https://www.9news.com.au/national/two-men-arrested-over-alleged-hitrun-carrum-downs-that-killed-timmy-rakei/440d75c7-e75e-4842-9b54-d5e0fe60e1be)

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 13, 2021, 09:09:30 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-13/nsw-government-invests-50-million-in-blue-mountains-eco-tourism/100616868 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-13/nsw-government-invests-50-million-in-blue-mountains-eco-tourism/100616868)

Including "a 4WD circuit" ...

Will be interesting to see what they come up with.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on November 13, 2021, 10:30:59 AM
Hi,
    Facility creep into undeveloped areas, especially when promoted in Govt circles, worry me.
I have yet to see one that benefits the area by bringing in coach loads of tourists and their associated needs.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on November 13, 2021, 12:22:26 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-13/nsw-government-invests-50-million-in-blue-mountains-eco-tourism/100616868 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-13/nsw-government-invests-50-million-in-blue-mountains-eco-tourism/100616868)

Including "a 4WD circuit" ...

Will be interesting to see what they come up with.

Haven't seen a successful eco-tourism investment yet
 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on November 13, 2021, 02:39:40 PM
Hi
    Successful for some who get in early, taking politically funded contracts, and then getting out before financial reality sets in.
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on November 13, 2021, 04:20:16 PM
I’m sure the 4wd circuit will get canceled in the name of ecology and protection of some already mentioned endangered creatures. So to pacify everyone they will put in a one way bitumen road loop.
Then once the local tribe get involved, you will only be able to access it all on the tribes buses between the hours of 9-5 for a fee.
But I’m sure it will get named after some NSW Polly and be labeled as a huge success


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 13, 2021, 05:00:23 PM
I’m sure the 4wd circuit will get canceled in the name of ecology and protection of some already mentioned endangered creatures. So to pacify everyone they will put in a one way bitumen road loop.
Then once the local tribe get involved, you will only be able to access it all on the tribes buses between the hours of 9-5 for a fee.
But I’m sure it will get named after some NSW Polly and be labeled as a huge success

We have a winner
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on November 13, 2021, 05:49:02 PM
All that gear and they didn't have their own sat phone...
https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/familyoffour-stranded-after-getting-bogged-in-south-australian-desert/news-story/cdd3609cb7fd53e27ef2f1f7f8b8752c (https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/familyoffour-stranded-after-getting-bogged-in-south-australian-desert/news-story/cdd3609cb7fd53e27ef2f1f7f8b8752c)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 13, 2021, 06:30:54 PM
All that gear and they didn't have their own sat phone...
https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/familyoffour-stranded-after-getting-bogged-in-south-australian-desert/news-story/cdd3609cb7fd53e27ef2f1f7f8b8752c (https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/familyoffour-stranded-after-getting-bogged-in-south-australian-desert/news-story/cdd3609cb7fd53e27ef2f1f7f8b8752c)
yea was askin if it was one of ours  (http://"http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=38684.msg1047575#msg1047575")...
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pete79 on November 16, 2021, 04:00:00 PM
New Russian satellite-killer produces decades of fallout

The International Space Station is going into lockdown every 93 minutes. Satellite operators are scrambling to see if their assets are at risk. All thanks to a “most irresponsible” Russian orbital weapons test.

The world’s space agencies and industries went into high alert overnight and ground-based radars had begun issuing warnings about the appearance of a deadly new hail of debris in low Earth orbit.

It was quickly determined that this was not the result of a random, accidental collision.

Instead, it was a deliberate act.

“This is the most irresponsible action we have seen in space for some years,” says LeoLabs Australia director Terry van Haren. “It is probably at the worst altitude you could imagine, above the ISS at 420 km and just under where the mega-constellations are setting up [520km for Starlink]. What were they thinking?”

 https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/russia-anti-satellite-weapon-test/?amp=1 (https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/russia-anti-satellite-weapon-test/?amp=1)

(https://cosmosmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/space-debris-header-1200.jpg)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on November 16, 2021, 04:31:32 PM
New Russian satellite-killer produces decades of fallout

The International Space Station is going into lockdown every 93 minutes. Satellite operators are scrambling to see if their assets are at risk. All thanks to a “most irresponsible” Russian orbital weapons test.

The world’s space agencies and industries went into high alert overnight and ground-based radars had begun issuing warnings about the appearance of a deadly new hail of debris in low Earth orbit.

It was quickly determined that this was not the result of a random, accidental collision.

Instead, it was a deliberate act.

“This is the most irresponsible action we have seen in space for some years,” says LeoLabs Australia director Terry van Haren. “It is probably at the worst altitude you could imagine, above the ISS at 420 km and just under where the mega-constellations are setting up [520km for Starlink]. What were they thinking?”

 https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/russia-anti-satellite-weapon-test/?amp=1 (https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/russia-anti-satellite-weapon-test/?amp=1)

(https://cosmosmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/space-debris-header-1200.jpg)

They know what they are doing, sadly.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 17, 2021, 07:06:47 PM
I think they need to invest more cash in roads.....  Buff out?


Potholed highway causing near-death caravanning crash reignites debate over country Victoria's roads


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-17/caravanning-crash-reignites-debate-over-country-victorian-roads/100626358 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-17/caravanning-crash-reignites-debate-over-country-victorian-roads/100626358)

(https://live-production.wcms.abc-cdn.net.au/66df33e8db8fcd1d49a2e2bd4182d8e0?impolicy=wcms_crop_resize&cropH=540&cropW=960&xPos=0&yPos=90&width=862&height=485)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on November 17, 2021, 07:17:07 PM
What can you say.
So much for REGIONAL Roads Vic!
While here in central Vic, they seem to start activities that all then come to a complete halt and are left as 40/60kph zones for months and months.
Recently went down to Little River from here and the Bacchus Marsh - Geelong Rd road works are no different than the last time I went there in July.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on November 17, 2021, 07:31:51 PM


........ come to a complete halt and are left as 40/60kph zones for months and months.

Thus: 'Roadworks' becomes 'Roadwords'.
Cheers



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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 17, 2021, 09:57:06 PM
Quote from: OldPaj
While here in central Vic, they seem to start activities that all then come to a complete halt and are left as 40/60kph zones for months and months.
Ive noticed round here they must have bought 10,000 Rough Surface signs... theres more of them than speed limit signs.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 18, 2021, 07:40:47 AM
country Victoria's roads

"provided RRV around $300 million this year to cover the upkeep of about 19,000 kilometres of road."
which works out tp ~$160 / km! :o ::)

Jeez, $160 wouldn't even cover a planning meeting, let alone any work :'(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Rob Mac on November 18, 2021, 07:57:34 AM
Ive noticed round here they must have bought 10,000 Rough Surface signs... there's more of them than speed limit signs.
Yea, same here in Qld, I have been travelling out west, and what peeves me off, come across a "rough surface" sign and see a new strip of bitumen, so it has been repaired, but the damn sign is still there.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 18, 2021, 04:17:27 PM
Not surprising...

Faulty caravans are causing a spike in complaints to Australia's consumer watchdog and it wants to find out why, as scores of caravaning Aussies get ready to hit the road over summer.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has urged Australians who have recently bought a caravan to get in touch, following a wave of 1300 complaints from disgruntled customers about their caravans in the last five years.

Common complaints, according to the ACCC, included retailers selling new caravans that do not meet consumer guarantees, and faults leading to disputes between manufacturers and retailers about who is responsible for the cost of repairs

The popularity of caravan ownership in Australia is at record levels, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) said, with 2019 data revealing one in 13 Aussie families now own a caravan or camper.

More than 800,000 registered RVs will take to the road this summer, making over 4 million trips, the CIAA has predicted.

"The caravan industry has experienced strong sales growth in recent years," Delia Rickard of the ACCC said, "and this is expected to increase as more Australians choose to travel domestically rather than overseas due to the ongoing pandemic."

The ACCC has clashed with caravan manufacturers in the past.

In 2017, the ACCC launched court action against Jayco, alleging it had acted unconscionably and made false or misleading representations to four consumers about their right to obtain a refund or replacement for their defective caravan.

The Federal Court dismissed the majority of the ACCC's claims, but has since imposed penalties of $75,000 against Jayco for misleading one consumer about their consumer guarantee rights.

On Friday, the ACCC launched separate surveys for purchasers and retailers of new caravans, in an attempt to understand "possible consumer law issues" in the industry.

The purchaser survey focused on the sales process and whether consumers had any faults with their new caravans.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/australian-caravan-owners-urged-to-contact-accc-about-defects-and-faults/956bb9c1-6d61-4127-9996-6d556858f7b9 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/australian-caravan-owners-urged-to-contact-accc-about-defects-and-faults/956bb9c1-6d61-4127-9996-6d556858f7b9)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 19, 2021, 05:05:25 AM
I wonder how many piss heads can afford a brand new car.
Be interesting to see how the system goes after 10 years and different owners.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-18/us-cars-mandated-to-spot-drunk-drivers-and-stop-them-joe-biden/100632876 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-18/us-cars-mandated-to-spot-drunk-drivers-and-stop-them-joe-biden/100632876)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 19, 2021, 07:56:14 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
I wonder how many piss heads can afford a brand new car.
Be interesting to see how the system goes after 10 years and different owners.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-18/us-cars-mandated-to-spot-drunk-drivers-and-stop-them-joe-biden/100632876 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-18/us-cars-mandated-to-spot-drunk-drivers-and-stop-them-joe-biden/100632876)

I think the idea behind it is fantastic - go harder on em... Anything to keep drunk ****wits off the road wins in my book... but like happens now, they get someone else to blow in the
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 19, 2021, 10:48:55 AM
Shame.

Chrysler will stop selling cars in Australia this year, bringing an end to the era of affordable V8-powered sedans.

The 6.4-litre Chrysler 300 SRT is the only sub-$100,000 V8 on sale today. Around 30 of the machines remain in dealers.

BMW’s $168,000 M550i will soon be the cheapest V8 sedan on sale, putting the once-popular motor and body style out of reach for many drivers.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/chrysler-pulls-out-of-australia/news-story/dda431a60b4ecad6e0352872d18184fe (https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/chrysler-pulls-out-of-australia/news-story/dda431a60b4ecad6e0352872d18184fe)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 20, 2021, 07:08:59 AM
What are the :police: going to do now ???

Sounds like Beemers all round ??? ::)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 20, 2021, 09:12:01 AM
Bastards are ringing me, asking how many Marvin's i can build...  bah ha ha ha ha
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 22, 2021, 09:53:10 AM
https://www.mygc.com.au/almost-2000-qld-drivers-busted-by-new-cameras-in-first-week/ (https://www.mygc.com.au/almost-2000-qld-drivers-busted-by-new-cameras-in-first-week/)

Good to see! ;D >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 23, 2021, 09:08:43 AM
Lets see where this leads

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/man-arrested-in-high-country-over-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-20211123-p59bap.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/man-arrested-in-high-country-over-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-20211123-p59bap.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on November 23, 2021, 08:15:54 PM
Lets see where this leads

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/man-arrested-in-high-country-over-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-20211123-p59bap.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/man-arrested-in-high-country-over-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-20211123-p59bap.html)

He should be arrested for painting a blue Patrol in Landcruiser beige.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2021, 10:16:01 AM
Another big company gone


IVECO Australia is to bring the curtain down on a long and proud history of manufacturing trucks at its Dandenong plant in Melbourne from mid-2022.

In a media statement this week, IVECO announced that from next year it would fully import its heavy duty range from its manufacturing HQ in Madrid, Spain.

IVECO currently imports its light duty, medium duty, selected heavy duty, minibus and off-road models.

Over the coming months IVECO said it will continue to engage with its employees who may be impacted by the announcement, and will provide appropriate support.

Big Rigs has asked IVECO for more details on how many jobs are affected.

The decision to fully import its heavy duty range will allow IVECO Trucks Australia to more closely align model year introduction timings with that of its parent company in Europe, the statement added.

As an example, IVECO will be launching the new S-WAY model in Australia according to the global launch plan.

“The new S-WAY model for the Australian and New Zealand market will have undergone thousands of hours and kilometres of validation testing on local roads and highways and had input and development from IVECO’s local engineers and specifically selected customer partners, ensuring it is designed and then tested to meet the needs of our local ANZ market.”

https://bigrigs.com.au/index.php/2021/11/25/iveco-announces-end-to-full-local-manufacturing-at-dandenong (https://bigrigs.com.au/index.php/2021/11/25/iveco-announces-end-to-full-local-manufacturing-at-dandenong)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 26, 2021, 11:20:19 AM
Western Star have been doing the customising of trucks for years here, so I guess nothing much will change, except for the profit margins to the parent company in Europe.  ???

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2021, 11:27:05 AM
Quote from: Foo
Western Star have been doing the customising of trucks for years here, so I guess nothing much will change, except for the profit margins to the parent company in Europe.  ???
jobs... :(

have you come across any of these yet
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/29/swap-and-go-electric-trucks-to-run-between-sydney-and-brisbane-using-exchangeable-batteries (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/29/swap-and-go-electric-trucks-to-run-between-sydney-and-brisbane-using-exchangeable-batteries)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on November 26, 2021, 12:05:06 PM
Lets see where this leads

Charged (but yet to have his day in court) - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-26/greg-lynn-missing-campers-murder-charge-russell-hill-carol-clay/100652428
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 26, 2021, 01:00:11 PM
jobs... :(

have you come across any of these yet
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/29/swap-and-go-electric-trucks-to-run-between-sydney-and-brisbane-using-exchangeable-batteries (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/29/swap-and-go-electric-trucks-to-run-between-sydney-and-brisbane-using-exchangeable-batteries)

No and with the cost of batteries at $110000,  :o I can't see them being widely used.  ??? The rental system is probably doable but what will be required for the change over, as I can't see drivers being able to do the change by themselves?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 26, 2021, 01:02:51 PM
Oh and with a range of 400-600klms, that would be a pain in the arse for the type of work that I do and most others that do Road Train and B-double out into and from the sticks.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2021, 01:55:59 PM
Quote from: Foo
Oh and with a range of 400-600klms, that would be a pain in the arse for the type of work that I do and most others that do Road Train and B-double out into and from the sticks.  ;)

That would get you Sydney - Tarcutta for quick hitch... wouldnt get you back... lol
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 26, 2021, 03:09:47 PM
That would get you Sydney - Tarcutta for quick hitch... wouldnt get you back... lol

Yeah. It's like when they brought the new V8 Scania about 10+yrs ago. They had one 600ltr tank on them and thought that all the Road Train blokes would jump at them. Now lets see........grossing 84-110t = 1.1-1.3ltrs per 100klms, that will get us, hmmmmmmm maybe 700klms.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Make that.......... 1.1-1.3klms per litre and I have seen on my truck, it drop to 500mtrs per litre when hauling 110t up hills.  :o

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on November 26, 2021, 03:13:19 PM
Yeah. It's like when they brought the new V8 Scania about 10+yrs ago. They had one 600ltr tank on them and thought that all the Road Train blokes would jump at them. Now lets see........grossing 84-110t = 1.1-1.3ltrs per 100klms, that will get us, hmmmmmmm maybe 700klms.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Foo

Impressive.... ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2021, 03:14:56 PM
Quote from: Foo
They had one 600ltr tank
after buyin the unit, they couldnt afford the fuel prices....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: lloydus67 on November 26, 2021, 03:53:42 PM
Oh and with a range of 400-600klms, that would be a pain in the arse for the type of work that I do and most others that do Road Train and B-double out into and from the sticks.  ;)

Foo
It would probably be feasible as the article says, with direct hub runs like Sydney to Brisbane or Melbourne etc.  swapping loads out at hubs. With a battery change out location every 4-5 hours and designated break stops at the same locations.
Obviously part of the rental agreement would include a battery change out crew.
Assuming that the battery place didn’t have a charging fault and burn down
Breaking the nations supply chain.
For things like cattle trucks heading to and from the west to numerous locations, ice vehicles would still be required.


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 26, 2021, 06:50:58 PM
Impressive.... ;D

Well I got that arse about, didn't I!  :-[  :laugh:

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 26, 2021, 07:31:06 PM
Nu covid variant taking hold in Sth African countries.

‘The United Kingdom has temporarily banned incoming flights from parts of Africa, however, Health Minister Greg Hunt said there were no plans to change Australia's travel rules — yet.

"If the medical advice is that we need to change [border restrictions], we won't hesitate," Mr Hunt said.

"At this stage, the advice of the Chief Medical Officer … is that there's no basis for change."
Mr Hunt pointed out that Australia was in a very different position now to when the previous variant of concern, Delta, emerged in India.

"At this point in time, there's very little traffic directly between South Africa and Australia. We also happen to be very highly vaccinated," he said.’ (Even though WHO have advised that the vaccines active in the world at the moment may not have any effect on the Nu variant)

When will these commonwealth govt idiots learn that waiting for this disease to show up and then react doesn’t work!!!!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2021, 08:14:25 PM
Nu covid variant taking hold in Sth African countries.

‘The United Kingdom has temporarily banned incoming flights from parts of Africa, however, Health Minister Greg Hunt said there were no plans to change Australia's travel rules — yet
lets wait like we did last time... that worked.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 27, 2021, 06:01:12 AM
^^^^^^ I'm with both of you. ^^^^^^ It's the same with everything concerning quarantining in this country.  >:( Lets wait till it enters and then do a song and dance about it!  >:D

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 27, 2021, 07:52:49 AM
It's the same with everything concerning quarantining in this country.  >:( Lets wait till it enters and then do a song and dance about it!  >:D
we'll blame the State Govts for doing the wrong thing, while the States can all blame the Fed Govt, in another round of finger pointing, while people are dropping like flies, & the economy slides another few points backwards :'( >:( ::)

ftfy, Foo!
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 27, 2021, 10:17:25 AM
we'll blame the State Govts for doing the wrong thing, while the States can all blame the Fed Govt, in another round of finger pointing, while people are dropping like flies, & the economy slides another few points backwards :'( >:( ::)

ftfy, Foo!

The States had no input with the planes flying in and the ships from overseas being able to dock at the ports in the early stages.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 27, 2021, 10:27:23 AM
The States had no input with the planes flying in and the ships from overseas being able to dock at the ports in the early stages.  ;)

Foo

You make it sound like it’s not the state’s fault for having no control >:D When does having nothing to do with a decision have anything to do with allocation of blame. Speaking of which, ScoMo was rabbiting on, in parliament, about Gladys Alphabet being targeted by the commission of enquiry in NSW. Well of course she was targeted, the whole point to the enquiry is that she is suspected of doing something wrong. Nothing but sound bites from a worthless self interested git >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 27, 2021, 10:33:24 AM
worthless self interested git >:(

Mind you this description is purely relative to what my expectations are of the person who has been chosen, by the publicly elected political party, to lead the nation of which I am a member ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: jclures on November 27, 2021, 01:10:38 PM
It is hard to believe that we have not banned flights from South Africa, as they have done in England. ???
 I think it should be Hong Kong as well as they have already found this variant there as well.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: MDS69 on November 27, 2021, 01:45:25 PM
It is hard to believe that we have not banned flights from South Africa, as they have done in England. ???
 I think it should be Hong Kong as well as they have already found this variant there as well.

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/australia-preparing-to-tighten-quarantine-rules-in-response-to-new-omicron-covid-variant/news-story/d0ee52e4a90eb891fa8c8198fb2dc3e9
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 27, 2021, 02:09:51 PM
You make it sound like it’s not the state’s fault for having no control >:D When does having nothing to do with a decision have anything to do with allocation of blame. Speaking of which, ScoMo was rabbiting on, in parliament, about Gladys Alphabet being targeted by the commission of enquiry in NSW. Well of course she was targeted, the whole point to the enquiry is that she is suspected of doing something wrong. Nothing but sound bites from a worthless self interested git >:(

WTF are you going on about?  ??? The discussion was about stopping the planes earlier than they did FFS!  ::)

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Marcus73 on November 27, 2021, 02:38:45 PM
Play nice kiddies


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 27, 2021, 03:40:08 PM
Quote from: MDS69
https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/australia-preparing-to-tighten-quarantine-rules-in-response-to-new-omicron-covid-variant/news-story/d0ee52e4a90eb891fa8c8198fb2dc3e9 (https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/australia-preparing-to-tighten-quarantine-rules-in-response-to-new-omicron-covid-variant/news-story/d0ee52e4a90eb891fa8c8198fb2dc3e9)

one at a time, D O N T rush this,... next yr will be the same as the last 18mths.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on November 27, 2021, 06:41:39 PM
one at a time, D O N T rush this,... next yr will be the same as the last 18mths.
Just watched an ABC report on this.
WOW, buckle up.
America is still dealing with 1000+ deaths a day. The EU isn't any better off.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on November 27, 2021, 07:10:25 PM
Just watched an ABC report on this.
WOW, buckle up.
America is still dealing with 1000+ deaths a day. The EU isn't any better off.

Biggest problem in the USA is everything has to be political. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: OldPaj on November 27, 2021, 07:35:43 PM
Biggest problem in the USA is everything has to be political.

I have said it before and I will say it again, in Australia EVERYTHING that our politicians do both at state and federal level is ALL driven by politics and has been for quite a number of years.

They don't care about the country, their state or their constituents. All they care about is getting elected the next time round.

Hence we have (in Vic) weak labour politicians that tow the party line and will not tell Dan to pull his head in and listen to the people.

Liberal/Nat politicians that simply have no idea so go along with the crowd.

We have the Cross Benches that are out to get what ever they can to feather their own nests and keep themselves in office and others that are simply undesignated reps of the major parties, especially Dan's three stooges.

We have federal politicians of both parties that are absolutely no different and the cross benches the same.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: jwb on November 27, 2021, 07:48:33 PM
Breath people, breath!

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on November 27, 2021, 08:30:33 PM
This a camping forum and has the same rules sitting around a campfire  NO POLITICS, END OF STORY   >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on November 28, 2021, 08:22:09 AM
Apologies as I sort of started that lot :-[
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 28, 2021, 08:52:58 AM
Apologies as I sort of started that lot :-[

Troublemaker  ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on November 28, 2021, 04:26:41 PM
Here's 1 news item just for Bruce  :cup:




https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/dr-zac-explains-why-you-need-the-toilet-so-much-after-drinking/news-story/9a98c55a1476dcd2db0e6b3b632e9a7d (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/dr-zac-explains-why-you-need-the-toilet-so-much-after-drinking/news-story/9a98c55a1476dcd2db0e6b3b632e9a7d)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Foo on November 28, 2021, 05:13:38 PM
Troublemaker  ;D

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Foo
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 28, 2021, 06:24:27 PM
Here's 1 news item just for Bruce  :cup:




https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/dr-zac-explains-why-you-need-the-toilet-so-much-after-drinking/news-story/9a98c55a1476dcd2db0e6b3b632e9a7d (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/dr-zac-explains-why-you-need-the-toilet-so-much-after-drinking/news-story/9a98c55a1476dcd2db0e6b3b632e9a7d)
I'll see your article - and raise you another
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/webcam-models-xrated-video-goes-horribly-wrong/news-story/c25337084869cb230666b4dd0fb312f8 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/webcam-models-xrated-video-goes-horribly-wrong/news-story/c25337084869cb230666b4dd0fb312f8)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on November 28, 2021, 07:32:34 PM
I'll see your article - and raise you another...

Her parents must be so proud....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 28, 2021, 08:06:31 PM
Her parents must be so proud....
:cup:
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on November 29, 2021, 09:40:40 AM
Not quite the bang anticipated?
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on November 29, 2021, 09:53:47 AM
 On the news app this morning.

‘ Mr Perrottet said 141 people from nine southern African countries impacted by the variant — South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi — had arrived in NSW over the past 24 hours’

Refer statement made by minister for health on the previous page re the number of people we have travelling to Australia from the countries of concern (in the political section >:D)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: NZMarkb on November 29, 2021, 10:29:18 AM
I'll see your article - and raise you another
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/webcam-models-xrated-video-goes-horribly-wrong/news-story/c25337084869cb230666b4dd0fb312f8 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/webcam-models-xrated-video-goes-horribly-wrong/news-story/c25337084869cb230666b4dd0fb312f8)

Is Alec Baldwin producing other content as well now  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on November 30, 2021, 02:36:28 PM
Hopefully some closure for the families.

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/police-locate-remains-in-victorias-high-country-believed-to-be-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/3a4f6121bbc67212e2584cee4bf4ff09 (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/police-locate-remains-in-victorias-high-country-believed-to-be-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/3a4f6121bbc67212e2584cee4bf4ff09)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on November 30, 2021, 06:20:31 PM
Hopefully some closure for the families.

Bones found at Dargo (https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/police-locate-remains-in-victorias-high-country-believed-to-be-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/3a4f6121bbc67212e2584cee4bf4ff09)
agree.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 02, 2021, 09:51:26 PM
interesting for Triton owners .... wonder where this will lead..

https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/mitsubishi-sued-for-misleading-fuel-consumption-claims/news-story/c4861d49c1cc7949b2c027fc49eaba8a (https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/mitsubishi-sued-for-misleading-fuel-consumption-claims/news-story/c4861d49c1cc7949b2c027fc49eaba8a)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on December 03, 2021, 05:22:59 AM
interesting for Triton owners .... wonder where this will lead..

https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/mitsubishi-sued-for-misleading-fuel-consumption-claims/news-story/c4861d49c1cc7949b2c027fc49eaba8a (https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/motoring-news/mitsubishi-sued-for-misleading-fuel-consumption-claims/news-story/c4861d49c1cc7949b2c027fc49eaba8a)
Isn't that how advertising works though? They all test show off products in perfect conditions. That would be like suing mc d's for selling burgers that don't look like the picture on the menu board, or prepped food that doesn't look like the picture on the box. When I bought my triton in 2014 I couldn't achieve the fuel figures they claimed. I was close but. I just put that down to the normal advertorial bullShit that we've all come to accept these days. Sadly.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on December 03, 2021, 11:14:36 AM
Isn't that how advertising works though? They all test show off products in perfect conditions. That would be like suing mc d's for selling burgers that don't look like the picture on the menu board, or prepped food that doesn't look like the picture on the box. When I bought my triton in 2014 I couldn't achieve the fuel figures they claimed. I was close but. I just put that down to the normal advertorial bullShit that we've all come to accept these days. Sadly.

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I think the last paragraph of the referenced ‘news’ story probably pinpoints the reason for the lawsuit🤣
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: GeoffA on December 03, 2021, 11:49:15 AM
Anyone that buys a car based on the claimed consumption figures is a bit of a nong....IMO....
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 04, 2021, 09:03:31 AM
here go fuel prices...

https://www.news.com.au/travel/a-global-shortage-of-diesel-engine-additive-could-spell-disaster-for-the-aussie-trucking-industry/news-story/ca5a6d08056b68f09b69a8fa762c2a79 (https://www.news.com.au/travel/a-global-shortage-of-diesel-engine-additive-could-spell-disaster-for-the-aussie-trucking-industry/news-story/ca5a6d08056b68f09b69a8fa762c2a79)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on December 04, 2021, 06:22:45 PM
Interesting read https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/loner-pilot-barbecue-lover-mystery-swirls-around-accused-killer-20211202-p59e6z.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/loner-pilot-barbecue-lover-mystery-swirls-around-accused-killer-20211202-p59e6z.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 05, 2021, 06:57:58 AM
here go fuel prices...

But "last month, South Korea took the emergency step of importing 27,000 litres of urea solution from Australia"

If we're in such desperate straits, why did we give it to Korea ???
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on December 05, 2021, 07:33:33 AM
But "last month, South Korea took the emergency step of importing 27,000 litres of urea solution from Australia"

If we're in such desperate straits, why did we give it to Korea ???

Cause we don't make nuthin for our selves any more, we export the raw materials so we can then try to buy back the finished product from a foreign entity  >:(
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Brij on December 05, 2021, 07:00:57 PM
But "last month, South Korea took the emergency step of importing 27,000 litres of urea solution from Australia"

If we're in such desperate straits, why did we give it to Korea ???

Probably because what ever company owned the product were happy to sell it.
I don't think there is any mandate that dictates where or who I sell my products to.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 09, 2021, 12:51:37 PM
Great Move... would never happen here, Gov Co relies too much on the Tax


New Zealand has taken a major step in its plan to get its smoking population under five per cent by 2025, with the move meaning many children will never be able to legally buy cigarettes in the country.

The new legislation means New Zealanders aged 14 or under will be banned from buying tobacco, even as adults.

Each year the legal smoking age will be increased, with a new age group added to the ban list until the country is completely smoke-free.

The new legislation was announced on Thursday, with New Zealand’s associate health minister, Ayesha Verrall, branding it a “historic day for the health of our people”.

“We want to make sure young people never start smoking so we will make it an offence to sell or supply smoked tobacco products to new cohorts of youth. People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco,” Dr Verrall said.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/new-zealand-bans-youngsters-from-buying-cigarettes-ever-in-their-lifetime/news-story/37a42309afe7d97a5feec2c0fca076f9 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/new-zealand-bans-youngsters-from-buying-cigarettes-ever-in-their-lifetime/news-story/37a42309afe7d97a5feec2c0fca076f9)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on December 11, 2021, 06:28:17 AM
Interesting read on the manufacturing cost and profits gained with the covid vaccine. http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/61b3b85ceb628/The_Great_Vaccine_Robbery_Policy_Brief.pdf (http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/61b3b85ceb628/The_Great_Vaccine_Robbery_Policy_Brief.pdf)

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on December 11, 2021, 06:31:26 AM
Not sure if that link is going to work. It's hard being technologicaly challenged.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on December 11, 2021, 09:40:52 AM
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on December 11, 2021, 10:14:54 AM
Interesting read on the manufacturing cost and profits gained with the covid vaccine.
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Was it something like this contents of this one Champ
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/The%20Great%20Vaccine%20Robbery%20Policy%20Brief%20final.pdf (https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/The%20Great%20Vaccine%20Robbery%20Policy%20Brief%20final.pdf)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on December 11, 2021, 10:18:24 AM
Was it something like this contents of this one Champ
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/The%20Great%20Vaccine%20Robbery%20Policy%20Brief%20final.pdf (https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/The%20Great%20Vaccine%20Robbery%20Policy%20Brief%20final.pdf)
Yep. Thats the one. Thanks mate.

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 16, 2021, 04:55:03 PM
What a hideous situation... :'(

jumping castle lifted into the air in Tassie (https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fnational%2Fmultiple-children-seriously-injured-after-falling-10-metres-from-jumping-castle-lifted-into-the-air-20211216-p59i45.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 16, 2021, 07:19:01 PM
What a hideous situation... :'(

jumping castle lifted into the air in Tassie (https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fnational%2Fmultiple-children-seriously-injured-after-falling-10-metres-from-jumping-castle-lifted-into-the-air-20211216-p59i45.html)

A truly horrific thing to happen..
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 16, 2021, 08:14:33 PM
Hi,
    This is not the first time a jumping castle has lofted with wind. Surely they should be tethered?
D

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Pottsy on December 16, 2021, 08:23:54 PM
Ever seen a tethered gazebo, marquee etc take off? Wind can be powerful and a strong gust can come from nowhere.
Just a tragic situation that will effect so many lives.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 17, 2021, 08:19:21 AM
Quote from: austastar
This is not the first time a jumping castle has lofted with wind. Surely they should be tethered?
I'd say before we string the bloke up, wait for the results.

There were also those "Zorb ball" things - which you dont tie down.. light weight young kid in it would take off..
(https://www.visitnarrabri.com.au/ukonekra/2017/05/Zorb-ball.jpg)

We had a castle years ago for Cammo's birthday and this bloke used what looked like old car axles into the ground about 2-3ft and some serious rope.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Spada on December 17, 2021, 11:38:53 AM
Mask rules are back for Qld... merry Christmas everyone :'( - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-17/qld-coronavirus-covid-omicron-mask-mandate-queensland/100706410 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-17/qld-coronavirus-covid-omicron-mask-mandate-queensland/100706410)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: plusnq on December 17, 2021, 12:06:59 PM
Mask rules are back for Qld... merry Christmas everyone :'( - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-17/qld-coronavirus-covid-omicron-mask-mandate-queensland/100706410 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-17/qld-coronavirus-covid-omicron-mask-mandate-queensland/100706410)

Thank you. You are too generous 😂😂😂
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: D4D on December 18, 2021, 02:00:32 PM
Good effort...
https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/noone-is-taking-my-ute-caboolture-couple-stop-wouldbe-thief/news-story/e7b7b164adee7481b78e6d4770dd2b2b (https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/noone-is-taking-my-ute-caboolture-couple-stop-wouldbe-thief/news-story/e7b7b164adee7481b78e6d4770dd2b2b)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Marcus73 on December 18, 2021, 02:03:28 PM
Good effort...
https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/noone-is-taking-my-ute-caboolture-couple-stop-wouldbe-thief/news-story/e7b7b164adee7481b78e6d4770dd2b2b (https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/noone-is-taking-my-ute-caboolture-couple-stop-wouldbe-thief/news-story/e7b7b164adee7481b78e6d4770dd2b2b)
I was aiming for his head……. That’s awesome


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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on December 19, 2021, 06:08:59 AM
The ‘would-be’ thief had to have been a ‘whitey’ cause according to my sister who lives in Townsville, the ‘others’ only steal automatics, cause they can’t drive manuals >:D
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fox67 on December 20, 2021, 05:17:54 AM
Our eldest is at uni in Townsville and he won’t be upgrading his Triton manual for that very same reason.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Bird on December 20, 2021, 03:10:08 PM
Chances of him paying it?? is there any chance less than zero?

Teenager slapped with $35,000 in fines for breaching health orders in Byron Bay
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/teenager-slapped-with-35000-in-fines-for-breaching-health-orders-in-byron-bay/news-story/6be18ff7cffee2a71e568931e21f5455 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/teenager-slapped-with-35000-in-fines-for-breaching-health-orders-in-byron-bay/news-story/6be18ff7cffee2a71e568931e21f5455)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on December 20, 2021, 11:03:15 PM
Chances of him paying it?? is there any chance less than zero?

Teenager slapped with $35,000 in fines for breaching health orders in Byron Bay
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/teenager-slapped-with-35000-in-fines-for-breaching-health-orders-in-byron-bay/news-story/6be18ff7cffee2a71e568931e21f5455 (https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/teenager-slapped-with-35000-in-fines-for-breaching-health-orders-in-byron-bay/news-story/6be18ff7cffee2a71e568931e21f5455)

Dear Media, at 19 he is not a teenager, he is an adult. 
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on December 21, 2021, 06:31:18 AM
We’ve got em up here too >:D
 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10327833/IGA-Nanango-Anti-mask-shopper-charged-trying-bite-strangle.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10327833/IGA-Nanango-Anti-mask-shopper-charged-trying-bite-strangle.html)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: edz on December 21, 2021, 07:12:33 AM
Good luck getting that money from him, Reckon theres a fair chance he will stay in Serbia .[ Dont think we have extradition agreements with them ].   :laugh:    Either way it doesnt matter, its one less clown here .
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 21, 2021, 09:47:51 AM
So how was the fishing ???

Got a couple of bites!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-20/proserpine-crocodile-eats-shark/100714276 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-20/proserpine-crocodile-eats-shark/100714276)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 21, 2021, 09:48:47 AM
& just when you thought they couldn't get any weirder, the Yanks come through again ... ;D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-21/american-man-allegedly-stole-18-metre-bridge/100715780 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-21/american-man-allegedly-stole-18-metre-bridge/100715780)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: xcvator on December 23, 2021, 04:17:16 PM
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-23/bin-day-out-for-mackay-man-and-neighbours-bin/100722498 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-23/bin-day-out-for-mackay-man-and-neighbours-bin/100722498)
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: bmwfreak on December 27, 2021, 07:37:48 AM
Scanning QR reintroduced in NSW.
I thought QR code scanning info was a tool to assist contact tracing so that peolpe can be tested and isolated if necessary. If this is the function, why would they bother reintroducing it? From the ABC news site:
Key points:
The capacity rules for indoor venues are in place until January 27
The Health Minister says everyone will get Omicron 
The Opposition says the government needs to have a better plan to manage the health care system
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: vern on December 27, 2021, 08:30:03 AM
I never knew they stopped it?

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 27, 2021, 08:42:20 AM
I never knew they stopped it?

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QR scanning stopped about 10 days ago, started again Friday.
I noticed in my history, checkin's, even tho I got the Green Tick, signed out, loggins were missing.
I could enter 6-8 places in a day, some places(hardware store) 3 or 4 times never showed in the history, so how would they trace my movements?
Others have mentioned this as well.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: vern on December 27, 2021, 08:44:10 AM
QR scanning stopped about 10 days ago, started again Friday.
I noticed in my history, checkin's, even tho I got the Green Tick, signed out, loggins were missing.
I could enter 6-8 places in a day, some places(hardware store) 3 or 4 times never showed in the history, so how would they trace my movements?
Others have mentioned this as well.
Ha, i never noticed, qr codes still up at every place i had been so scanned in still. Atleast i know where i have been

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 27, 2021, 08:49:27 AM


Atleast i know where i have been
Same, I can recall where I've been.
I did read somewhere, some people who they were trying to trace(not using qr) were telling fibs about where they had been.
:( which made it hard to trace the spread.

Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 27, 2021, 11:05:19 AM
Hi,
   Google can (and did)  track our every move around Aus in 2019. Very accurate unless we were out of cell coverage.
I'm surprised we even need a special App, let alone physically photograph the QR code.
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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Hairs on December 27, 2021, 11:44:56 AM
Hi,
   Google can (and did)  track our every move around Aus in 2019. Very accurate unless we were out of cell coverage.
I'm surprised we even need a special App, let alone physically photograph the QR code.
Cheers

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Every month I get a map of where I've been. Some turn off the location thingy, I know a few people who don't want apps or google knowing where they are, you know, Big Brother knows too much.
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: austastar on December 27, 2021, 03:02:35 PM
Hi,
   Our family all use the location sharing service. Saves phonecalls to sort meal times etc. Even just as a check that they got home ok. All pretty boring data really!
Cheers

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Fizzie on December 30, 2021, 08:34:16 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-30/nt-rangers-capture-300-crocodiles-in-2021-amid-good-wet-season/100730704 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-30/nt-rangers-capture-300-crocodiles-in-2021-amid-good-wet-season/100730704)

"In Buffalo Creek, people have been caught in waist-deep water casting a line in the hope of reeling in the elusive one-metre barramundi."

Which lots of fishermen do ::), but

"What they do not realise is the very real risk of being reeled in by a crocodile, like the 3.78m metre saltie rangers picked up there on Wednesday.

It's the second crocodile measuring more than 3.7 metres to be captured in the area in a week."

You have to have rocks in your head! :o
Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: Champin on December 30, 2021, 08:35:49 AM
Darwins theory of evolution right there

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Title: Re: What’s making news - 2021
Post by: alnjan on December 30, 2021, 12:40:58 PM
https://www.9news.com.au/national/fire-old-parliament-house-canberra-protesters/f7fd935a-d31f-4223-8417-e672fca347b6 (https://www.9news.com.au/national/fire-old-parliament-house-canberra-protesters/f7fd935a-d31f-4223-8417-e672fca347b6)

Old Parliament House in Canberra has caught alight as a crowd of protesters have reportedly been heard chanting "let it burn".
The fire was extinguished in less than 15 minutes after ACT firefighters responded to reports of the blaze at about 11.45am, according to the Emergency Services Agency.
A spokesperson said police extinguished a small fire at the front of building.