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by guy smiley
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

And now a little bit of backgrounding the accuser’s mental state.
by guy smiley
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This is live coverage of a career hurtling into the earth faster than the speed of sound. Christian thinks he can tough this out and return to work after a short break. Deep down though, I think he’s realising as these questions keep coming at him like Mohammed Ali with an angry cat in his shorts, t...
by guy smiley
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So far, it’s the ABC’s fault because the story appeared there first. Poor Christian just did what he always has and followed the rules, just as Bill Shorten did when he was investigated for the same issue. The clear difference there though was that the media left him alone and allowed the investigat...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

Sensible Stephen wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:08 am
guy smiley wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:54 am Check it yourselves...

https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/f ... s_corp.pdf
So, you lied.

I’m about to go to work. Care to outline your objection civilly or just leave it hanging?
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

From crikey... Government folds to Facebook, hands tech giant strong bargaining power The government has caved in to Facebook, giving the social media giant much greater control in dealings with media companies Facebook has successfully called the bluff of the Morrison government, with a few days’ s...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So, who has booked a holiday in 2021 ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1452

Re: So, who has booked a holiday in 2021 ?

I’m going home in just under two weeks. It’s been a year away. I’m on my third rebooking now due to flight cancellations. Trying to line up a travel ban exemption from the Aus govt, managed isolation through the NZ govt and ever changing flight schedules between Adelaide and Auckland has been a nigh...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

Much is made of the blanket blocking of a multitude of sites by Facebook. I mentioned this before but it bears repeating... Facebook suspended the pages of all sites that fell under the governments definition of news site. That included such unlikely entities as the BOM and a multitude of blogging s...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

Try this one - from the AFR - https://www.afr.com/companies/media-and-marketing/facebook-to-restrict-news-viewing-sharing-in-australia-20210218-p573jg Includes comments from Sarah HY - assuming you still support the Greens even though they support the Government (and generally dislike big corporate...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

And Linda Reynolds is taking leave for, er,... "health reasons" , on the day she was to face the Press Club. https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/defence-minister-linda-reynolds-is-taking-leave-for-health-reasons-20210224-p575bf.html Thoughts and prayers. Technically, we now have a minority g...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33736
Views: 933699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Can’t believe an apparently advanced country hasn’t moved to rail freight between transport hubs.
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

After trying to get home for 9 months finally flew in 4 days ago. Lovely Brisbane. Fvck Australia is the best country in the world. Watching the news, Paul Fletcher is a talking arse hat. The fvcker cannot answer a simple question. YES or fvcking NO arse-hat!!! Also 'job seeker a significant increa...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/borrowed-time-liberals-give-o-brien-ultimatum-for-may-leadership-spill-20210223-p5755y.html The disaffected Liberals have not settled on who the challenger to Mr O’Brien will be. Liberals in and outside Parliament are urging former leader Matthew Guy to r...
by guy smiley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:43 am GS - try this - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/google.

The Guardian will appreciate the click, and it not be viewed via Facebook feed where they get no benefit.
I cancelled my subscription to the Guardian over their stance on this issue.

Still waiting.
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

Still waiting for the supporters of this attempted legislation to put up a solid case backing it up.
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

It's quite amazing that with the stroke of a pen, the Australian govt has made Facebook the financial slave of Rupert Murdoch's Australian based news sites. Facebook must host News Ltd's content and must pay them whatever they demand until the end of time. I've never previously seen a business and ...
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

Murdoch has always pushed for Newspaper content to eb paid for. Now, while I detest Murdoch's toxic business practices and influence. I do think he has a point. Many newspapers/Media have effective worked with declining profits and budget cuts this past decade. This has badly impacted local news an...
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 384
Views: 14271

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

Don’t lie, Bimbo. It’s a shame that you resort to this tactic so frequently when others disagree with you. It diminishes you. My issue is with MOG’s presentation of anecdote. I haven’t said a thing about official investigations or findings. Not. A. Word. Stop trying to make out I have. That is lying.
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 384
Views: 14271

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

That’s not what I said Bimbo.

Don’t tell lies, now.
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 384
Views: 14271

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

No, you idiot. I’m suggesting that MOG is making some fanciful claims about doping in cycling to back up his hyperbolic over reach... As usual. But Netflix, so we’re all good again. Shall we be clear here, you think his claims about doping in cycling are false ? They’re based on rumour essentially....
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 384
Views: 14271

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

No, you idiot.

I’m suggesting that MOG is making some fanciful claims about doping in cycling to back up his hyperbolic over reach...

As usual.


But Netflix, so we’re all good again.
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Maybe, just maybe... the conduct of the Liberal Party towards rape victims and their families was just too abhorrent for him? Probably not... His chief advisor has an AVO against him from a teenage girl who worked with him. At least six women have now made complaints against him... :shock: https://...
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 197
Views: 4423

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-23/facebook-reverses-ban-on-australian-news-sites/13173984 Apply your spin of choice... Facebook will walk back its block on Australian news sites, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher have said, after a backlash to its response to p...
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

There’s a movement underway in Hughes to elect an independent inspired by Zali Steggal’s success in Waringah. Safe bet says AC is right and the Libs would have removed Kelly’s preselection in the face of that threat along with his attraction to controversy. Remains to be seen now whether that commun...
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Thomas wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:43 am
Slim 293 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:41 am Craig Kelly has resigned from the Libs, moving to the buffet....
Fixed that for you.
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by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pretty sure that PVO identified the PMO as the source of the ‘backgrounding’ on the boyfriend. PVO and Samantha Maiden have been all over this and don't look like backing down. Yeah, it’s been great to watch. PVO’s been a consistent performer for a few years and Maiden has really stepped up here, e...
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Scotty the Groper... Opinion- Is it acceptable to touch others without permission? Would you ignore an outstretched hand offering a handshake and embrace them in a hug instead? If the other person did not extend a hand would you forcefully take their hand and give them a handshake? Would you hug ano...
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pretty sure that PVO identified the PMO as the source of the ‘backgrounding’ on the boyfriend.
by guy smiley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 384
Views: 14271

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

You keep referring to the Tour de France to back you up regarding doping. Consider something about bumping around in the dark here, MOG... I’ve followed that sport and that race to varying degrees since the late 80s. I’ve raced a bit myself, and spent some decent hours out on training rides with Aus...
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 384
Views: 14271

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

To be fair to MOG, he’s full of it.
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 1572
Views: 44611

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Anyway, Fonzee’s one of the good guys in my book even if his politics differ to mine. Cheers guy, the feeling is mutual. :thumbup: One thing I can't grasp about PR is why so many posters seem to judge people mainly or entirely on what political sides they plant their flag and judge public figures a...
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I find your connection of points made genuinely confusing.
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I happily admit struggling to grasp Kiwigreg’s take on politics, as well as a wider range of topics. FWIW Greg, I’m on my days off right now enjoying some well deserved rest after a fortnight of 12 hour days. Time poor is just a weird take. As for the Abbott behind in the polls call... what the actu...
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Talking heads - any good?
Replies: 58
Views: 3197

Re: Talking heads - any good?

:thumbup: :thumbup:

Spotify just threw me a cover of Slippery People by The Staples Singers...it’s so wrong it’s almost right :lol:

https://youtu.be/Kje7M0KxnRk
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Albo is a long way behind and that’s a poor reflection on him? What the actual? Morrison is enjoying high approval rates now because the nation is going through a crisis (Covid) and leaders generally enjoy high approval ratings in crises. Albo is doing fine... the last poll had the ALP level pegging...
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

There was talk last week that the posturing from the govt over their media rights bill would play well for them in the lead up to a likely Federal election later this year... the expectation being the election would be called early in order to escape the later effects of economic fallout resulting f...
by guy smiley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26262
Views: 993058

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Well, this is an absolute train wreck currently.

I hope Jenny has some good advice for Scotty tonight.
by guy smiley
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 1572
Views: 44611

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

:lol:

Still burning, eh Mick. It’s going to be a long four years for you. :thumbup: :lol:
by guy smiley
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: STAN - The Verdict
Replies: 96
Views: 3521

Re: STAN - The Verdict

shanky wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:36 am
jdogscoop wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:47 pm Aside from his great service for the All Blacks I absolutely love Mehrts.

Such a dry sense of humour.
Just saw him in Bunnings

Subtle nod of acknowledgement.
Shoulda given him the Kiwi flick, bro.
by guy smiley
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4105

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

UncleFB wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:46 am
guy smiley wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:51 am Canterbury doesn’t care about what you think, UncleFB.
I know you've all had an alert set up so you could notified immediately of my comments of the great man.
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