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by Vuaka
Sat May 02, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So who is going to download the govt's new COVIDsafe app? For those not based in Australia, the Federal govt has released an app which will track our movement through our mobile phones and help automate the contract tracing process. Not brilliant for personal privacy, and this government has a terr...
by Vuaka
Sat May 02, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

A three cornered contest might also be an issue, although you'd think that one of Constance or Barilaro will step away. Having two tory candidates is not a disadvantage under a preferential voting system. Mike Kelly was a wonderfully qualified member for the seat, a lot of current and former servic...
by Vuaka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 8792

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Everything you just typed is wrong... you’re an idiot - stop posting. Oceanbreeze is a classic example of the worth of an "ignore" function. The breeze flows straight through his brain cavity, unimpeded, from ear to ear.\ Most of my fellow country men are ruled by the Bible. Brainwashed as kids by ...
by Vuaka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 8792

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Never let a crisis go to waste. That's exactly what Castle did re: Folau. She left a hell of a mess at the Bulldogs, wasn't exactly a roaring success at NNZ and hasn't managed to achieve diddly squat at RA. Feel sorry for the way she has been treated but there is no guarantees that she was going to...
by Vuaka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Westworld Thread - Spoilers everywhere!
Replies: 498
Views: 41857

Re: Official Westworld Thread - Spoilers everywhere!

I've not watched seasons 1 or 2.

Just started watching season 3 and my head is spinning.

Anyway, I'm just going to watch this for Evan Rachel Wood. And try to work out what the funk is happening in between.

:blush:
by Vuaka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So who is going to download the govt's new COVIDsafe app? For those not based in Australia, the Federal govt has released an app which will track our movement through our mobile phones and help automate the contract tracing process. Not brilliant for personal privacy, and this government has a terr...
by Vuaka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Yep a bit of work for them to do in next few weeks to fix this but I am confident there will be significant improvements which should keep the business open. We have had to warn employees that if there is any delay in funding we simply can't put anymore debt against our overdrafts and they will eit...
by Vuaka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Yep a bit of work for them to do in next few weeks to fix this but I am confident there will be significant improvements which should keep the business open. We have had to warn employees that if there is any delay in funding we simply can't put anymore debt against our overdrafts and they will eit...
by Vuaka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28
Replies: 412
Views: 13902

Re: NRL announces the re-start of their season May 28

The NSW state government fawning over the NRL is partly because of the blotched stadiums redevelopment. Promises were made about having the stadiums rebuilt/refurbished and meeting GF deadlines. However we still have a hole in the ground at Moore Park and it is doubtful when the Olympic Park refurb ...
by Vuaka
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

While I think that Morrison has done better with COVID compared to his clusterfuck during the bush fires, he has still failed in a number of areas. Setting aside the Ruby Princess blame game for now, there was inconsistent closing of borders to countries with high risk... Closed Borders to Iran and ...
by Vuaka
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I have been very impressed with the government in how they have dealt with the Covid crisis. The speed at which we reacted has meant Australia will be comparatively untouched (when compared to what could have happened). And the stimulus package has been on point. It will no doubt save a significant...
by Vuaka
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I think the States have been excellent. They are leading I wonder if there will be stories of him sulking at the National Cabinet meetings. I agree. The States have really taken the lead on this. I do worry about Gladys B though as it always appears that she is trying to please the master that is S...
by Vuaka
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

NSW Catholic Schools have now decided to have 4 pupil free days next week, which effectively means that school is over for the term, and they get around the veiled threats made by Morrison to withhold future funding. Not sure what NSW Public Schools are doing but I suspect something similar as the C...
by Vuaka
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Australia - still not in lockdown but saying all the lockdown stuff. Why are they dilly dallying? They’ve basically given “strong advice” to do what NZ has one and left it up to an honour system. This. The longer they leave this, the longer the pain is from a health, social and economic perspective...
by Vuaka
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

People's thoughts on the government's $130 billion wage subsidy announcement today? 1. This was announced too late. Labor has been pushing for it for weeks and the UK and NZ + other countries jumped onto it almost immediately. By the time the announcement was made, the company I work for has had 4 ...
by Vuaka
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby: By the Ball
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Rugby: By the Ball

I just watched this program. What a great captain NZ had in David Kirk. Not only was he a great player, he was articulate, intelligent and had the right morals not to go on the rebels tour to SA. It was shameful that the rebels treated him so badly and that he was stripped of his captaincy. Was it k...
by Vuaka
Thu May 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I like Albo but I don't even know what this means... "I believe very firmly that this country needs a Labor Government that is committed not to economic growth for its own sake , but to growth in order to expand jobs, opportunity for workers, families and their communities". From his press conferenc...
by Vuaka
Tue May 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pat the Ex Mat wrote:The death duty thing is off the charts for penetration.

:(
Death and taxes - what everyone fears, rolled into one.

:frown:
by Vuaka
Tue May 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

:lol: :lol: :thumbup: I'm like you I think.. I like some punchy in my pollie, so to speak. I'm guessing the ALP will go with yet another scripted performer and people will compare degrees of charisma gain measured in millisimpers. Howard stayed in for 9 years or whatever primarily because he was a ...
by Vuaka
Tue May 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Given that Morrison won this election almost on his own (cameos from Josh), does this mean that he can tell the right of his party to piss off?

I presume that because so many of the Liberal moderates quit, the party is now stacked with the right.

Should be interesting to see how this plays out.
by Vuaka
Tue May 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So no tax cuts this year. Is this the fastest broken campaign promise ever? Seriously these wankers can’t get themselves organised to get to Canberra and pass legislation in time? Fuckin laughable and it was their signature policy Yep, it will be like this for the next 3 years I love how they are b...
by Vuaka
Tue May 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Obviously disappointed with the result as I thought Labor had so much more to offer than the LNP from a nation building, funding and fairness point of view. General thoughts: 1. Just a general lack of interest from the 18 to 30 age group with answers such as "I don't know what their policies are but...
by Vuaka
Fri May 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Izzy, what the HELL!!
Replies: 8648
Views: 241295

Re: Izzy, what the HELL!!

handyman wrote:Folau fired, but Nick Kyrgios can do and say as he pleases? Broken Aus.
I think you will find that in tennis, except for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Olympics), that the players don't represent their countries. This is especially so on the ATP tour.
by Vuaka
Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Curious about what posters are hearing from their peers or workmates in the 18 to 24 year old bracket. Most of them at work couldn't be arsed about voting and each party's policies. Hopefully those that registered for the plebiscite get out tomorrow and vote for change. Sounds like every 18-24 year...
by Vuaka
Fri May 17, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Curious about what posters are hearing from their peers or workmates in the 18 to 24 year old bracket.

Most of them at work couldn't be arsed about voting and each party's policies.

Hopefully those that registered for the plebiscite get out tomorrow and vote for change.
by Vuaka
Thu May 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Reds v Waratahs Match Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 1324

Re: Official Reds v Waratahs Match Thread

749a wrote:Is there a single Reds player who has ever beaten the Tahs?

So depressing even asking the question
Rob Simmons?

I don't think Khunt has.
by Vuaka
Thu May 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Still looks like it'll be an ALP win but the polls have narrowed dramatically over the last month. It'll be interesting to see how my seat, Wentworth, goes in the election- same Liberal candidate standing against independent incumbent. I can't vote in Australian elections but will be eating some sa...
by Vuaka
Thu May 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

My fellow Australians, please vote the LNP out.

Do it for Bob.
by Vuaka
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 914815

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I was at the AFR Business Summit today where the PM was the first speaker. I felt like I was in a Pentecostal church as Shouty McShoutface spewed bile from the pulpit as he sought to blame Labor for everything wrong under the sun. He even brought up the R word. Compared to Turnbull, who spoke at las...
by Vuaka
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World League not GOOOOOOONE
Replies: 73
Views: 3272

Re: World League not GOOOOOOONE

Brumby_in_Vic wrote:Was that test even promoted? I got the impression reading comments and articles that people even know it was on.
RA is in charge so probably not.

I get that they want to move the "lesser" games to areas that don't get much rugby but jeez, you're not going to find many Fiji supporters in Melbourne.
by Vuaka
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World League not GOOOOOOONE
Replies: 73
Views: 3272

Re: World League not GOOOOOOONE

Brumby_in_Vic wrote:...and 12,000 to watch Fiji in 2017.
That game was in Melbourne and suggests that Victorians aren't keen on watching a T2 side.

Besides, I believe that Sydney has the highest number of Fijians that reside in AU.
by Vuaka
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rnd 1: Brumbies v Rebels Match thead
Replies: 79
Views: 1960

Re: SR Rnd 1: Brumbies v Rebels Match thead

What's the rule with attacking players joining the maul?

With the maul that the Brumbies scored a try off, they had players swimming up the side of the maul past the hooker who had the ball.
by Vuaka
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sushi
Replies: 60
Views: 3082

Re: Sushi

Mass produced sushi as sold in supermarkets and convenience stores will never have the same taste as sushi purchased in proper Japanese restaurants.

But then again, maybe it's you and your taste buds that are deficient.
by Vuaka
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nine year old Aussie girl does a Kaepernick
Replies: 82
Views: 4506

Re: Nine year old Aussie girl does a Kaepernick

There are some comments here claiming that there is no way a 9 year old (year 4) could come up with this without coaching from her parents. I have a 9 year old and she and her friends are very mature for their age, much more than I was at the same age. Whether this is due to societal changes or easi...
by Vuaka
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Same-Sex Marriage - Australia Votes (kind of)
Replies: 1046
Views: 55486

Re: Same-Sex Marriage - Australia Votes (kind of)

I live in the Watson electorate and while it is a Labor seat from the perspective of its socio economic status, the SSM vote results here ran along the lines of religion. 70% voted no. Apparently 20% of the electorate are Muslims. There's a lot of Catholics, Maronites and Greek Orthodox as well. Leb...
by Vuaka
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pacific Island getaway recommendations
Replies: 122
Views: 8662

Re: Pacific Island getaway recommendations

Thanks for the advice. I'm keen as to have a kava session too, will that be pretty easy to do? Dude, Fijians drink Kava like water. Even at the resort, im pretty sure you can go to the staff kitchen and the boys will be drinking kava. They drink too much of the fcuken stuff. However, if you do get ...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: do you own a firearm?
Replies: 128
Views: 5449

Re: do you own a firearm?

My dad had two rifles and used to go pigeon shooting. I was quietly anticipating my coming of age to join him during shooting season. Unfortunately we had a military coup and soldiers came and confiscated the guns. That was the end of my ambitions to be a champion hunter. The plums.
by Vuaka
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Arm waving and gesturing
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Arm waving and gesturing

I don't give a shit and I'm surprised anyone else does. If you see a perceived indiscretion, you want the ref to see it too. Maybe I'm just old fashioned. It used to be the captains that would have a word with the refs if there was an indiscretion. Let the ref, the 2 x ARs and the TMO with all of t...
by Vuaka
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Arm waving and gesturing
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Arm waving and gesturing

I thought that it was especially bad in the AB vs Lions game tonight, and seems to be generally getting worse in rugby. Normally the domain of the scrum half, more and more players seem to be flapping their arms around at the ref.

It's really annoying and one reason I don't watch soccer.
by Vuaka
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jumping to take a pass
Replies: 324
Views: 15374

Re: Jumping to take a pass

Two weeks ago in the Fiji vs Scotland game, a Scot jumped into the air to take the ball right at the gain line. Setting aside that the ball was probably for his outside man, the Scot jumped straight into the tackle of a Fijian defender. There was no way that the defender could have moved away or avo...