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by Shrekles
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What colour should the Wallabies jersey be?
Replies: 40
Views: 839

Re: What colour should the Wallabies jersey be?

Those first two are the best.
by Shrekles
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I haven’t even looked at my timetable yet...
by Shrekles
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 74
Views: 1657

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

iarmhiman wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:02 pm Let's come back to this when King Charles becomes head of state. I suspect support will drop once Elizabeth dies
I don’t think he will be King Charles... he apparently believes Bonnie Prince Charlie was the rightful Charles III so will take another name upon his coronation.
by Shrekles
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:33 pm Yep, kids are back at school in QLD tomorrow too. Will just be staying inside in the cool doing a bit of work. Probably have an afternoon nap.
We at least have two staff only days first up and then only years 7, 11 & 12 back on Friday - easiest first week ever.
by Shrekles
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Bindi wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:21 am Anyone else planning on heading out for a bit of a protest tomorrow?

I'll be having a stroll at Meanjin’s Invasion Day rally.
I’ll be staying at home protesting the fact that Australia Day is the last day of my holiday and I have to go back to work tomorrow.
by Shrekles
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It is not history’s place to offer comfort - merely objectivity.
by Shrekles
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I think ‘invasion day’ is unnecessarily divisive and misleading. It was more of an annexation. You're a white Kiwi though, yeah? If you were Aboriginal your views on the term 'Invasion Day' might be different? I am also a historian and therefore understand the difference between an invasion and an ...
by Shrekles
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I think ‘invasion day’ is unnecessarily divisive and misleading. It was more of an annexation.
by Shrekles
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It s a fundamental principle of tax law that expenses occurred in earning an income are tax deductible. Why should investment properties be any different? What next, you want to disallow tax deductions for things like share transaction fees or losses incurred in share trading? Surely these only app...
by Shrekles
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It s a fundamental principle of tax law that expenses occurred in earning an income are tax deductible. Why should investment properties be any different? What next, you want to disallow tax deductions for things like share transaction fees or losses incurred in share trading? Surely these only appl...
by Shrekles
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

People complain about welfare cheats (rightly) but the cost to the taxpayer of negative gearing is ridiculous... One day it will change - maybe.... It will never change - now, all the LNP have to do is raise the spectre of Franking Credits whenever Negative Gearing is tabled.... Negative gearing is...
by Shrekles
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?
Replies: 99
Views: 3221

Re: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?

Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:11 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:58 pm Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?
Is this some World famous in New Zealand type shit
You’ll be able to watch him play at Lords soon. Your team won’t be there, mind.
by Shrekles
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chuck Yeager makes his last flight
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Chuck Yeager makes his last flight

Chuck Yeager, the ultimate pilot and the original bearer of Right Stuff, headed into the sky for the last time at 97. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/us/chuck-yeager-dead.html I'm sad, seems like a genuine end of an era. I followed him on twitter for years and it was only this week he was mentio...
by Shrekles
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are the IOC taking the actual pïss?
Replies: 80
Views: 5240

Re: Are the IOC taking the actual pïss?

I believe that anything that requires judges scores to determine who wins is not a sport so should be flicked from the olympics. Diving, synchronised swimming, eat al can all fudge off.
by Shrekles
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People you are surprised to learn are still alive
Replies: 136
Views: 8111

Re: People you are surprised to learn are still alive

f**king hell - talk about the kiss of death. Vale Chuck.
by Shrekles
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128988
Views: 5568148

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

what is it with these weirdos? having seemingly won the election, they're not really celebrating. not sincerely. the initial, brief euphoria soon passed, giving way to the usual sneering and now something more akin to nervous giggling. i can't quite put my finger on it. oh that's right....it smells...
by Shrekles
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

That only talks about the RFS budget - National Parks had been absolutely gutted in previous budgets and I have no idea how much FRNSW got this year.
by Shrekles
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 6970

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

This Cane chappie reminds me of his compatriot Freyberg on Crete - all the phlegm and poise of a one-winged seagull. Not Officer material. :thumbdown: For once a post of yours that isn't totally idiotic as the analogy might actually work. Dumped on the field by his incompetent commander Foster, lik...
by Shrekles
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

Here is the letter Mat, Afternoon all, Following the State Budget yesterday, I just wanted to share the good news that the NSW Rural Fire Service has received a record budget allocation from the NSW Government for 2020-21. You can read the full details of the budget for the emergency services here. ...
by Shrekles
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

I hope not - I want the shiny new helmet I was promised...
by Shrekles
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

Well, I just got an email from the RFS commissioner talking about what the $147 million increase in funding from this budget will be spent on...
by Shrekles
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

How much of the bush haa grown back? Depends where you go. Epicormic growth on gum trees is remarkable. Unfortunatly the weeds pop up too bloody quickly too. Yeah the bush recovers incredibly quickly - it is the poor animals that will take a long time. I have seeon plenty of birdlife, wombats and s...
by Shrekles
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

Mate, this year is a doddle compared to last year - I haven't had a callout out in well over a month.
by Shrekles
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

The bushfire danger is ramping up this week but it is nowhere near as bad as the same time last year. It is nice to get a bit of a respite in and train all the new volunteers that have joined up since last season.
by Shrekles
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 52677

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

What a difference a year makes. We are now in a La Niña cycle and have had large amounts of rainfall and a huge amount of growth in the burned areas.

I also received a premiers citation last week for fire fighting in last season - nice to get the recognition.
by Shrekles
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee
Replies: 87
Views: 2404

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine I love that film. The first Connery film I saw that wasn't B...
by Shrekles
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That time your team won their third Rugby World Cup
Replies: 77
Views: 1885

Re: That time your team won their third Rugby World Cup

It was awhile ago so little hard to remember - 5 times longer ago than for a Safa. And it was great to win the 1st one, as it will always be the 1st, and great to win at the home of rugby at Twickenham, against an old foe, and it was awesome to win at home with a united country behind them. Probabl...
by Shrekles
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tu'inukuafe GOOOOOOOOOOONNE
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: Tu'inukuafe GOOOOOOOOOOONNE

Hodgeman has certainly impressed so far - a great backup behind Joe Moody.
by Shrekles
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 3331

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

I tell you one player most kiwis hate, Justin Harrison. Who’s he? Why? I have no strong feelings about him at all. He only played NZ a handful of times and I have literally zero memories of him in those matches. You guys hate so much you don't want to acknowledge his existence. I remember him in ge...
by Shrekles
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 3331

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Arthur Stone - I can't even remember why but I just hated him. Possibly becuase he was selected ahead of Warwick Taylor for the All Blacks for a couple of seasons.
by Shrekles
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gregor Paul: "The Wallabies don't do genuine hard men"
Replies: 37
Views: 823

Re: Gregor Paul: "The Wallabies don't do genuine hard men"

Surely after last summer the gum leaves and wattle are now all black?
by Shrekles
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25942
Views: 966126

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Rumours abounding on Twitter that Gladys B will resign tomorrow, after factional figures in party have moved on her. Tbh, as much as I love seeing the Liberals cannibalise themselves this is a shame because I like Gladys. She's a moderate and I have no doubt she'll be replaced by a ScoMo-esque RWNJ...
by Shrekles
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has mental illness become too trendy?
Replies: 108
Views: 2641

Re: Has mental illness become too trendy?

Anonymous 1 wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:53 pm We have two people who virtually never took time off when we were office based now taking quite a lot of sick leave now they are working from home. I think both of them is tress related.
Anxiety caused by bad haircuts?
by Shrekles
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated rock and metal bands
Replies: 60
Views: 2004

Re: Underrated rock and metal bands

Bob Mould - criminally underrated rated despite his success with Husker Du and Sugar
by Shrekles
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 4367

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

I just entered the thread to post something similar :D Man, I really tried to listed to them because of the fame that they had among some of my friends. But god, they are so effing boring. I think the singer has no charisma whatsoever, he sounds so ... generic. Maybe that is what ruins them. Here t...
by Shrekles
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 245
Views: 14789

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

I just remember the last song on Piece of Mind and wondering what it was about and then reading the book after reading the album liner notes.
by Shrekles
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 245
Views: 14789

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Was anybody else introduced to Dune by Iron Maiden in their youth?
by Shrekles
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 4367

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

Muse - never understood how they got so many obsessive fans + 1 but for me I think I put it down to the singers voice as sometimes I like their music. But agree about the obsessiveness of their fans, you really can't say you don't like them. And they alway pull out the wait to you see them live. I ...
by Shrekles
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 4367

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

Harsh call on The Who Entwistle and Moon probably the greatest rythm section of all time. The band helped develop proper PA systems -whereas the Beatles retreated to the studion The Who went for bigger and clearer sound at concerts, Townshend largely responsible for the Marshall 'stack', and alongsi...
by Shrekles
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Blacks... 2020 version
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: The All Blacks... 2020 version

"Plums, Foxy and I
Who are these cnuts he speaks of?