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by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hello Coog you rampant loon
Replies: 280
Views: 8600

Re: Hello Coog you rampant loon

Apology? :lol: Feel free to kiss my hairy arse. Perhaps you'd like to thank me for talking Jake out of Permabanning you on more than one occasion as well. You self absorbed prat. :roll: :lol: Or perhaps on reflection I should extend my apologies to the bored for having done that. Keep up the impart...
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hello Coog you rampant loon
Replies: 280
Views: 8600

Re: Hello Coog you rampant loon

blackblackblack wrote: Apology? :lol: Feel free to kiss my hairy arse. Perhaps you'd like to thank me for talking Jake out of Permabanning you on more than one occasion as well. You self absorbed prat.
:roll: :lol:
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hello Coog you rampant loon
Replies: 280
Views: 8600

Re: Hello Coog you rampant loon

perhaps you should correct the original post rather than leaving it hanging? I't's been quoted several times and I'm lazy. I posted a further clarification later on. Although my claim of laziness as mitigation should I guess be open to MtE as well in fairness. Perhaps you could use you Mod powers ;...
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hello Coog you rampant loon
Replies: 280
Views: 8600

Re: Hello Coog you rampant loon

perhaps you should correct the original post rather than leaving it hanging? I't's been quoted several times and I'm lazy. I posted a further clarification later on. Although my claim of laziness as mitigation should I guess be open to MtE as well in fairness. Perhaps you could use you Mod powers ;...
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hello Coog you rampant loon
Replies: 280
Views: 8600

Re: Hello Coog you rampant loon

A person who makes unsubstantiated rumours about another poster (Woodies, was accused of being a Paedo by coog IRL severely damaging his professional reputation) and seeks out their employer to do so is not welcome. If Australia wants that shitc un t they are welcome to him. If you are going to pos...
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hello Coog you rampant loon
Replies: 280
Views: 8600

Re: Hello Coog you rampant loon

A person who makes unsubstantiated rumours about another poster (Woodies, was accused of being a Paedo by coog IRL severely damaging his professional reputation) and seeks out their employer to do so is not welcome. If Australia wants that shitc un t they are welcome to him. If you are going to pos...
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Force v Waratahs yada yada match thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1566

Re: Force v Waratahs yada yada match thread

Lovely Setpiece
by Mat the Expat
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chyna, gooooooonnnnnnneeeeeeee
Replies: 51
Views: 2430

Re: Chyna, gooooooonnnnnnneeeeeeee

backrow wrote:I just did
Chyna in your hand?
by Mat the Expat
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58434
Views: 6976539

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Shrekles wrote:
Mat the Expat wrote:Image
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4,1,2,3 with a bath full of vodka jelly - they look like fun time girls!

:nod:
by Mat the Expat
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince goooooooonne
Replies: 187
Views: 6652

Re: Prince goooooooonne

Sad but not up there with Princess Diana :nod:
by Mat the Expat
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Mosman/Tahs crowd are keeping Australian rugby weak
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: The Mosman/Tahs crowd are keeping Australian rugby weak

Why not hold a Cabal in my home town of Cowra. We could get the XPT to Lithgow. Hire a mini bus and be in Cowra in two hours. You could visit the ex prisoner of war camp, watch Cowra in the regional rugby comp. Then catch a Tahs match or an international game at the Imperial Hotel which sponsors Co...
by Mat the Expat
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Conor Mcgregor says he's retiring.
Replies: 59
Views: 3868

Re: Conor Mcgregor says he's retiring.

Turbogoat wrote:It's often said that a good measure of your personal integrity is how you react to getting knocked down.
:nod:
by Mat the Expat
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Magnificent 7 remake
Replies: 42
Views: 1606

Re: Magnificent 7 remake

Kiwias wrote: Kurosawa is one of teh absolute legends of movies and Toshiro Mifune a true star
Surprisingly, for a Michael Winner film, this is excellent:

Image
by Mat the Expat
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bailed up by a dog ... and it's my fault how?
Replies: 137
Views: 4035

Re: Bailed up by a dog ... and it's my fault how?

Some dog owners are just useless. I was leaving the entrance to our unit block and this huge brown Labrador ran straight into me off the leash. I fell over but was more worried about something that size running into a small child - of which there are loads here. After remonstrating with the owner, h...
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

Visa applications are also non refundable if denied, simple questions are often best left for professionals to answer even if English is your first language. Really? On receiving the bundle of forms for my Citizenship, I noticed that 80% of them were the same as the PR ones (Of which I kept a copy)...
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

Harveys wrote: 2k of that were flights to get medical's as the one doctor who did them was out of town + 2k lawyer. You can do it yourself cheaper but you are best to have it handled by someone experienced.
The forms are simple questions - as mentioned, it's a rort that pays a lot of money.
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

I went to a migration lawyer, coffed up 9k & was on my merry way to PR & now dual citizenship. . This is part of the problem. Anyone who has finished secondary/high school can do the PR forms without paying that much. It's become such a high cost that it deters people, like the woman in the OP, fro...
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

Ted. wrote::uhoh:
Filthy editing there! :shock:
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

That is a different issue.

Interestingly, Immigration is a Federal issue yet State bases services like Healthcare are not supplied equally
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

guy smiley wrote:Not in WA, she can't.
Broken Federation isn't it :nod:
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

De facto is sufficient and you qualify in 6 months of cohabiting. :smug: Not quite, actually. https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/35relationship What is the one year relationship requirement? The one year de facto relationship requirement is a criterion that must be me...
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

Dumbledore wrote:So in the last decade plus she could have got a visa that would have sorted her out?
Yeah but there is not Troll-value in that ;)
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

UncleFB wrote:
No you don't need to be married for a spousal visa. But keep banging that drum.
Settle down princess, I just asked the question because I didn't know and you got the claws out.[/quote]

De facto is sufficient and you qualify in 6 months of cohabiting. :smug:
by Mat the Expat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Long Distance Relationships
Replies: 86
Views: 3571

Re: Long Distance Relationships

Sandstorm wrote:Don't ask me. I was living in Putney and thought travelling to Blackheath for a shag was a long distance relationship.....so I broke it off. :blush:

I did exactly the same thing but from Blackheath! :lol: :lol:
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25705
Views: 916806

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Hey hang on, please point out where I have said that 50,000 migrants is too many, or made any comment that could be deemed to be "pulling the ladder up behind me". Your comment is offensive. I'm all for increasing our refugee intake, but I think we need to let an independent, non-partisan organisat...
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

But over here we treat 'your' tourists as humans and they have almost the same rights as us. I don't begrudge them that at all cos while they are here and working and living amongst us THEY ARE ACTUAL RESIDENTS It's up to your government to Lobby Australia though. $50 you Kiwis are just conspiring ...
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25705
Views: 916806

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

_fatprop wrote:
Our migration policy is successful because in general we pick and choose employable humans and limit the percentage that are refugees to sustainable numbers
50,000 is peanuts
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25705
Views: 916806

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Greens are going to announce a policy next week of increasingly our refugee intake to 50,000. From memory it's around 15,000 currently. I am very supportive of allowing as many refugees as we can into the country to be re-settled but I think some serious research and debate needs to be had in r...
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25705
Views: 916806

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Very interesting re the TWU Vs Liberal stoush. I can't for the life of me understand why Tachographs are not mandatory in a country the size of Australia that relies on Trucks: He needs that cash flow too, so what does he do? Yep, he meets the opposition rates. And guess what, the company demands an...
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25705
Views: 916806

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Yeah the problem with the Greens asylum seeker policy is that it will lead to a flood of maritime arrivals, just like what happened when Rudd relaxed our border control policy back in 2007. I fully support increasing the refugee intake, but I think winding back our border control measures would be ...
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26309
Views: 1076621

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

I'm jealous as I had to sit on the sidelines when I took my Nephew and Niece! Surgeon today advised probable ankle surgery where they split the heel!!! :shock: x( Just waiting on a second MRI. BUT, he did say I can cycle again as the injury is not going to get any better. :nod: Also might get his Da...
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.
Replies: 249
Views: 7044

Re: Tens of thousands of Kiwis to become Aussies.

A point from this though is that people need to plan for unexpected happenings, especially when you have dependants. Insurance is a must. Life and mortgage insurance would help in this situation. People need to get active in making sure their situation is covered. Don't be daft - it should be autom...
by Mat the Expat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25705
Views: 916806

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Greens are going to announce a policy next week of increasingly our refugee intake to 50,000. From memory it's around 15,000 currently. I am very supportive of allowing as many refugees as we can into the country to be re-settled but I think some serious research and debate needs to be had in r...
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Heavyweight Title Fight : Tahs v. Ponies
Replies: 151
Views: 3653

Re: Heavyweight Title Fight : Tahs v. Ponies

Bumped into Guru in the beer queue.

The pitch was disgraceful - one of the grubber kicks down the left wing in the first half was bumped up by a huge divot.
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Laser eye surgery?
Replies: 50
Views: 1448

Re: Laser eye surgery?

Sometimes I wake up and go "Jesus, I can see properly!!" The I realise I forgot to take my lenses out the previous night and have to peel them off my eyeballs. x( Spent 45 mins trying to remove a contact lens in Brussels after sampling ALL the local beers. Took 45 mins to realise I'd already taken ...
by Mat the Expat
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58434
Views: 6976539

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

If I was browsing on the phone I'd see the pic but the rest of the thread would be minimised to accommodate it. As I'm stuck at work and using the pc it's still too big to view on the monitor without scrolling. It's a nostalgic trip into soft focus recollections of a time when the word MARGINS was ...