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by Pat the Ex Mat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 99
Views: 3075

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

Why do cops feels the need to chase people into risky situation rather than de-escalate or use other means? Why do cops feels the need to confront people with guns. Do they perhaps feel it is a contest, them against criminal? Why do cops feel the need to eschew policing and detective work in favour...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 99
Views: 3075

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

somer wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:08 am therefore is it reasonable for men to live in fear of the Police because they're male?
Show me on the doll where the bad man touched you :nod:
by Pat the Ex Mat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Playing in first rugby match since November 2019 Saturday
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Playing in first rugby match since November 2019 Saturday

Nice! Do you have the good drugs for afterwards?

I've recently added a second dojo session a week for the first time in years - body is still getting used to it.
by Pat the Ex Mat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What a surprise! The nursing home run by the Greek Orthodox church in Melbourne, the one that had the biggest number of deaths during Melbourne's Covid crisis, has been caught funneling $20 million dollars of Taxpayer money to fund it's Patriarch's lavish lifestyle. Shocked, utterly shocked! :| Per...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2241

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

Olo wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:35 am In 2017 we had Adam Coleman, Rory Arnold, Kane Douglas, Izzac Rodda and Rob Simmons.
I think Lopeti Timani played a test or two.

Fardy played lock at the Brumbies a fair bit but was considered a bit small for a test lock.
x(
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What a surprise! The nursing home run by the Greek Orthodox church in Melbourne, the one that had the biggest number of deaths during Melbourne's Covid crisis, has been caught funneling $20 million dollars of Taxpayer money to fund it's Patriarch's lavish lifestyle. Shocked, utterly shocked! :| Per...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What a surprise!

The nursing home run by the Greek Orthodox church in Melbourne, the one that had the biggest number of deaths during Melbourne's Covid crisis, has been caught funneling $20 million dollars of Taxpayer money to fund it's Patriarch's lavish lifestyle.

Shocked, utterly shocked!

:|
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Scomo in full Baseball hat mode in WA
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Wrong on so many levels. An informal vote is the most active way of voicing your discontent. It is actively participating in the process and putting the politicians on notice that you are not happy with their behaviour and performance. FFS Didn't you do the civics bit of the Citizenship test? :blus...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I think you're channelling Mat there. He thinks we should be run by wise elders (presumably working in the IT department) who make decisions based on science (...or whatever technical latest fad is going to look good on their CV - but don't tell him I said that) Tsk tsk, all the Spivs today work in...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I'm lifting a piece from Michelle Grattan in The Conversation where she draws a pretty comprehensive picture of what the Holgate Affair means to the Libs and accountability generally with regard to this government... Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan, juggling a couple of committee engageme...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Anyone tell me what Turnball was like as a PM? Wasn't in Australia then, but I like his thinking on some subjects. He was hamstrung by the party and realistically was never 100% in the game Much better post-politics Malcolm was the great white hope. I do agree that the LNP is held hostage by the lu...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Investing
Replies: 127
Views: 3203

Re: Investing

Yeah, that's kind of the impetus. Lots of equity and spare cash as haven't spent anything over the last 18 months.

The line of credit thing doesn't sit well with me at all

At least part of me is Conservative :blush: :lol:
by Pat the Ex Mat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Investing
Replies: 127
Views: 3203

Re: Investing

The UK term would be a Lombard loan It's genuinely something I'd never heard of, hence the question Depending on context, is one of two things 1. You get a loan ("line of credit" secured against investments or house equity) and invest with that money. Any interest you pay on the loan is tax deducti...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Investing
Replies: 127
Views: 3203

Re: Investing

Zakar wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:25 am
The UK term would be a Lombard loan
It's genuinely something I'd never heard of, hence the question
by Pat the Ex Mat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Investing
Replies: 127
Views: 3203

Re: Investing

Had a chat with a financial advisor yesterday (Nothing binding, was just interested in what they had to propose). They talked about Line of Credit investing which sounded bonkers to me. Genuinely never heard of it and convinced it's woo How did you buy a house? Doubt you paid cash. Clearly not - bu...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Investing
Replies: 127
Views: 3203

Re: Investing

Had a chat with a financial advisor yesterday (Nothing binding, was just interested in what they had to propose).

They talked about Line of Credit investing which sounded bonkers to me.

Genuinely never heard of it and convinced it's woo
by Pat the Ex Mat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Morrison has issues when he's being owned by Pauline Hanson on social media; https://scontent.fbne5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/171062070_470540647522720_1689952040547209919_n.png?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=nfqbuiUaY8YAX-xpIxY&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne5-1.fna&oh=c6531836f083b43db6ff3fea...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Optimist wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:44 am
Anyone tell me what Turnball was like as a PM? Wasn't in Australia then, but I like his thinking on some subjects.
He was hamstrung by the party and realistically was never 100% in the game

Much better post-politics
by Pat the Ex Mat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Laming is seeking preselection for the Libs again. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: But, wait, it's the LNP - they might just agree :lol: Was reading about Laming today. Some people are suggesting it's just a money grab, if he contests the pre selection and loses he gets another $150K on top of his lifelong...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Bindi wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:22 am Laming is seeking preselection for the Libs again.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
But, wait, it's the LNP - they might just agree :lol:
by Pat the Ex Mat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

guy smiley wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:41 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:28 am And "All-Australian" Ben Roberts-Smith buried incriminating evidence in his back garden.....
FairfaxNein and 7even are pretty much at war these days.
It'll get nasty - popcorn time
by Pat the Ex Mat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

And "All-Australian" Ben Roberts-Smith buried incriminating evidence in his back garden.....
by Pat the Ex Mat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Fred Nile to finally retire, to be replace by...................................Lyle Shelton :blush: :? :o :lol:
by Pat the Ex Mat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4679

Re: Beast beaches what yours

mr bungle wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:41 am I saw a Patricks Pies when I was in Tauranga a month back. On the end of a massive weekend bender and just didn't have the energy to wander over and make the transaction. Regretting that now.
Keri Keri Bakehouse Lamb and Kumera Pie - spotted it on the way out, chucked a U'ey and bought one :nod:
by Pat the Ex Mat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Home Improvements advice
Replies: 43
Views: 1314

Re: Home Improvements advice

Yeah. To get into prefab concrete at all, you’ll need a sizeable hammer drill. You’ll have burnt out your Bunnings Makita by hole no.2 And a bunch of long masonry bits.. I did some masonry drilling at a charity I help out of - clearly their concrete block walls were sourced from Australia's abandon...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Home Improvements advice
Replies: 43
Views: 1314

Re: Home Improvements advice

Yeah. To get into prefab concrete at all, you’ll need a sizeable hammer drill. You’ll have burnt out your Bunnings Makita by hole no.2 And a bunch of long masonry bits.. I did some masonry drilling at a charity I help out of - clearly their concrete block walls were sourced from Australia's abandon...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4679

Re: Beast beaches what yours

NSW Beach water temperatures can be extremely cold if the currents change.

I couldn't snorkel in Port Stephens one year as it was headache-inducing
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The things you do ... getting old #274
Replies: 47
Views: 2093

Re: The things you do ... getting old #274

Mog The Almighty wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:17 am That wasn't the point I was making. The point was its too young to be complaining about being old. And if one does feel that way then it's most probably because they need to look after themselves a bit better.
Lol, you're fooked if you hit an outside context issue you can't plan for.
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Everyday Things That Annoy You
Replies: 3441
Views: 212567

Re: Everyday Things That Annoy You

koroke hangareka wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:45 pm "Rounds" are a stupid idea. You should be able to drink at your own pace and not have to worry about financing somebody else's excessive consumption.
Sure, I'll have a drink if someone offers, but apart from that I'm boycotting the whole business.
PIKER
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Sensible Stephen wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:47 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:43 am
Not sure if correct but supposedly the clotting with AZ is the opposite (platelet count) than the Pill-type of clotting.
Regardless, is it not something they could test for before jabbing you? Or is it too hard?
Not too sure - perhaps it's so new, it's not known yet
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What I don't understand is the risk is higher from taking the pill. And its because you have some underlying condition? Could they not test for that and give those people the Pfizer one? Not sure if correct but supposedly the clotting with AZ is the opposite (platelet count) than the Pill-type of c...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It’s no consolation at all I want Swedes to be able to come here. Well, all except for Mog. That weirdo can fvck right off. :) If he were able to travel here, he would probably be expecting beers n apologies from all those that made noise about his vaccines were rushed declaration. He will point to...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Replies: 49
Views: 1914

Re: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

Why were you on immuno suppressants and how is it you were able to come off them? I had assumed if you have some kind of auto immune disorder then that's for life...? Not always. I've just restarted Humira injections after a 3 year break. They are Primo drugs - actually starts to fix the RA so remi...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

shanky wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:35 am It’s no consolation at all

I want Swedes to be able to come here.

Well, all except for Mog. That weirdo can fvck right off. :)
:lol:
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

We need to see some timelines Ignoring the over 50 thing in NSW.... When will all over 50s be vaccinated? When do the first 10 million people get the Pfizer shots and who are these people. Finally, who are the last 10 million people that get the second batch of Pfizer - in December presumably. Talk...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Sadly the days of the GG interfering appear to have stopped with Whitlam...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This looks terrible for Morrison already, but will look 100x worse in a few months when Britons will be able to come here, but we can’t go there. It will be worse as they'd still be carriers - we can't let them in as we are un-vaccinated. There goes the tourist industry.... :? And the University/Te...
by Pat the Ex Mat
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044296

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

shanky wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:37 am
This looks terrible for Morrison already, but will look 100x worse in a few months when Britons will be able to come here, but we can’t go there.
It will be worse as they'd still be carriers - we can't let them in as we are un-vaccinated.

There goes the tourist industry.... :?
by Pat the Ex Mat
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The things you do ... getting old #274
Replies: 47
Views: 2093

Re: The things you do ... getting old #274

Some excuse to brag about having a pool :frown: :lol:

I am booked into physio tomorrow as my right Achilles is twice the size of the left x(