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#251 *Spikey*

Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:50 PM

Yep, I know quite a few others who get along fine too. Or did, no longer my circus!

#252 MarigoldMadge

Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:47 PM

Numpty parents drag their 2 children to join the stampede at Uluru, 12 yr falls during descent.

So lucky it wasn't worse. 10 days to go.

https://mobile.abc.n...452?pfmredir=sm

#253 Murderino

Posted 16 October 2019 - 05:44 PM

My numpty XH dragged my kids there a couple of weeks ago in Vic school holidays. He gave them no choice about climbing because he wanted to and there were no other adults for them to stay at the bottom with.

Apparently my youngest cried the whole time as he was scared.

#254 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:56 AM

https://womensagenda...es-for-science/

Fantastic that so many women are being recognised for excellence in science. A big increase from one last year.


But why does the pm look so uncomfortable? Is it the presence of so many women or the fact he ignores so much science?

#255 Lunafreya

Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:50 AM

Or the fact that he’s surrounded by women smarter than him?

#256 IamtheMumma

Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:02 AM

View PostMurderino, on 16 October 2019 - 05:44 PM, said:

My numpty XH dragged my kids there a couple of weeks ago in Vic school holidays. He gave them no choice about climbing because he wanted to and there were no other adults for them to stay at the bottom with.

Apparently my youngest cried the whole time as he was scared.

Not going to be a lot of trust happening there. Way back in the 80s before we knew any better, my family climbed the rock. I remember being terrified. My Mum wasn't keen either but Dad kept at us to keep going. I don't count it as a highlight of my childhood or something to be proud of. As an adult, its shameful.


View PostBethlehem Babe, on 17 October 2019 - 08:56 AM, said:

https://womensagenda...es-for-science/

Fantastic that so many women are being recognised for excellence in science. A big increase from one last year.


But why does the pm look so uncomfortable? Is it the presence of so many women or the fact he ignores so much science?

Awesome women! So wonderful to see recognition given.

I expect he's praying to try to build up the immunity in his prayer shield. Science is powerful stuff.

#257 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 17 October 2019 - 01:46 PM

TFW your soulless, cruel and totally ****ed up ideology leaves an unpleasant taste even in your own mouth...

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#258 Murderino

Posted 17 October 2019 - 03:55 PM

 IamtheMumma, on 17 October 2019 - 11:02 AM, said:

Not going to be a lot of trust happening there.

A friend predicted the conversation when DS is 25  - “remember when we climbed Uluru son?  Yes dad I’m still traumatised!”

#259 Lunafreya

Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:13 PM

**** you Labor

How can you!

How dare you!

https://www.canberra...yTEjxN_vU5wyejs

Hawke and Gough would disown you bastards.

#260 AliasMater

Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:53 PM

View PostLunafreya, on 18 October 2019 - 07:13 PM, said:

**** you Labor

How can you!

How dare you!

https://www.canberra...yTEjxN_vU5wyejs

Hawke and Gough would disown you bastards.

Labor have lost the plot,

#261 AliasMater

Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:25 PM

Qld state Labor is the same. Instead of holding firm with core principals and values, they are lurching right in a bid to pick up conservative votes. Newsflash, no matter what you do Labor, THEY WILL NEVER VOTE FOR YOU.

#262 (feral)epg

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:38 AM

View PostBethlehem Babe, on 17 October 2019 - 08:56 AM, said:

https://womensagenda...es-for-science/

Fantastic that so many women are being recognised for excellence in science. A big increase from one last year.


But why does the pm look so uncomfortable? Is it the presence of so many women or the fact he ignores so much science?

He's worried someone will mention climate change.

#263 Cimbom

Posted 24 October 2019 - 01:33 PM

https://www.smh.com....024-p533s1.html

The last remaining publicly operated bus lines in Sydney are about to be privatised. What a disaster for users and the environment :doh:

I can highly recommend the PBS documentary “Taken for a ride” - it gives a great overview about how vested interests destroyed urban planning in the US and totally manipulated infrastructure to help their bottom line. I’m sure most of it applies just as much to Australia. It’s available on YouTube.

#264 Lunafreya

Posted 24 October 2019 - 04:52 PM

In the US this leg to food insecurity. You need a car to get groceries.

#265 gettin my fance on

Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:52 PM

I don't have enough words to describe how I feel after reading this.

But 'aghast'  and 'seething' are top of the list.

https://www.smh.com....obox=1571897758

#266 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:51 PM

jeez Angus Taylor isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed is he...


#267 gettin my fance on

Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:11 PM

View PostLucrezia Borgia, on 24 October 2019 - 07:51 PM, said:

jeez Angus Taylor isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed is he...

The whole LNP shed is pretty blunt if you ask me.

#268 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:03 PM

reading reports that MorrisScum has started thanking “any serving men and women in our ­defence forces” in speeches and including the acknowledgment when he recognises ­indigenous leaders.....i haven’t heard him do this, just reading about it second hand. some pundits saying it’s his way of scorning the Acknowledgment of Country - which he doesn’t believe in....completely sh*tty behaviour, if true.


#269 purplekitty

Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:53 PM

Uluru is now closed to climbers.

Thank **** for that,no more a*s*holes stomping around.

#270 WaitForMe

Posted 25 October 2019 - 08:26 PM

View Postgettin my fance on, on 24 October 2019 - 06:52 PM, said:

I don't have enough words to describe how I feel after reading this.

But 'aghast'  and 'seething' are top of the list.

https://www.smh.com....obox=1571897758

I was at a conference recently that made news (at least, in my industry) due to blocking/censoring speakers.

One of the organisers is a gov department (ACSC, part of ASD). What is interesting, is that they used to hold their own conference but instead now run in joint with an independent professional association NFP. So the independent association and conference is now under the thumb of a gov agency.

https://www.abc.net....erence/11581986

#271 Treasure Island

Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:43 PM

Meanwhile in regional news blackmail is now apparently totes cool. FML.

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#272 MarigoldMadge

Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:13 PM

A Federal LNP politician - FFS, has he nothing better to do than prove yet again what an awful person he is?

https://www.smh.com....026-p534h3.html

”Among those in the last group was a Federal MP, Queenslander Dr Andrew Laming. He said he’d made it to the top in 21 minutes in mid-morning and completed an entire 5km circuit of the summit during the day, waiting to come down Uluru

#273 Cimbom

Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:32 AM

After weeks of battling comparisons to Australia’s “hillbilly dictator” Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Queensland Labor last week passed its expedited anti-protest legislation.

The package, explicitly aimed at Extinction Rebellion and cobbled together in late August, expands police search powers and criminalises “dangerous” locking devices.

No one familiar with Queensland politics will be shocked to discover the ALP had the full support of the LNP and the Katter Party — or that Greens MP Michael Berkman voiced the one dissenting vote.

https://www.crikey.c...thoritarianism/

:doh:

#274 Lunafreya

Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:33 AM

Here’s hoping it’s challenged in court

#275 *Spikey*

Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:29 PM

Back to the future for QLD.

The ghost of JBP rises, and they have learnt nothing from the past.




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