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by wamberal
Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Maybe they should just ban powerful motorcycles. Let the bikies ride Lambrettas. That'll fix 'em. Incidentally, I too worry about civil liberties. However, the bad motorbike gangs are worth going for. I have a friend who lived in a prestige unit block in SEQ. One of the residents was a bad bikie. If...
by wamberal
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne
Replies: 977
Views: 55400

Re: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born Piers Stefan O'Meara - work that one out 8) 8) 8) ) is a self-promoting media tart. This media event was probably worth millions to him. Why the confected outrage, Keewees? Don't you get it yet Wambers me old mate. We are winding up Australians. It is a great Kiwi tr...
by wamberal
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne
Replies: 977
Views: 55400

Re: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born Piers Stefan O'Meara - work that one out 8) 8) 8) ) is a self-promoting media tart.


This media event was probably worth millions to him. Why the confected outrage, Keewees?
by wamberal
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Getting rid of all your stuff
Replies: 58
Views: 4933

Re: Getting rid of all your stuff

When I retired, I flew out of Hong Kong with two suitcases, which contained all my worldly possessions (other than financial assets, I hasten to add). That was a liberating feeling, for sure. I had been living in fully found company apartments for quite a few years, and had not had a car for about t...
by wamberal
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Western Australian Shark Cull
Replies: 114
Views: 3753

Re: Western Australian Shark Cull

Mu understanding is that human beings do not taste nice to a shark, when they attack they are mistaking us for something delicious. Which we are not, to sharks, anyway.
by wamberal
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reasons behind WW1
Replies: 516
Views: 23926

Re: Reasons behind WW1

Wasn't it something to do with the fact that wars make a few people a lot of money and it's a good way of reducing the population of the less desirable members if society, I.e the ones not born into the ruling elite. The elite classes lost their fair share of men, too, AFAIK. In both World Wars. It...
by wamberal
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Western Australian Shark Cull
Replies: 114
Views: 3753

Re: Western Australian Shark Cull

'Without the sharks there will be no future for humanity because they balance out the ecosystem and every living creature in the sea is really important,' said one protester. No future for humanity might be a bit string though, they are only bloody great big fish. Sharks are very important in prese...
by wamberal
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Hawke and Keating suggest otherwise, but were not surprisingly silent for a couple of years Which "couple of years"? The couple of years after the GFC hit? Are you seriously suggesting that the Federal Government should not have run deficits in the face of the most serious recession in living memor...
by wamberal
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Western Australian Shark Cull
Replies: 114
Views: 3753

Re: Western Australian Shark Cull

More people die in Australia every year from bee stings. (Has there ever been a front page story about death by bee sting? Ever?)
by wamberal
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne
Replies: 977
Views: 55400

Re: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne

Thomas wrote:And you guys wondered why we called him a wanker?


We should have been a bit more charitable. After all, he is just a struggler from a third world country.
by wamberal
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne
Replies: 977
Views: 55400

Re: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne

Donger wrote:seriously....are most of the posts on here from kiwis?

:blush:



Don't pick on the poor little buggers, they haven't got much to keep them occupied in their little outpost.
by wamberal
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne
Replies: 977
Views: 55400

Re: Piers Morgan "beaten-up" by Brett Lee in Melbourne

Dewet Pisser wrote:Sometime towards the end of the last century, I was persuaded to resurrect my cricketing career for a pick-up game on the Padang, one of the most stunning venues in the world, in Singapore.

Mulligatawny Soup! Yum!
by wamberal
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Federal Governments used to get blamed when the dollar fell in value. Either way, it is ridiculous. The value of the dollar depends on a lot of variables, a few of them are in the government's control. Sometimes it is good policy to try to affect the currency - up sometimes, down sometimes. This Gov...
by wamberal
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Absolutely. Green field projects you can do in your sleep. Brown fields not so much. I don't know - I do both and I don't fear either. Mostly, it's extremely poor project management that is the issue. Plenty of "Top-Flight" PMs can't actually project manage. In my somewhat ancient experience, the b...
by wamberal
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The latest edition of "The Monthly" has an article that tears Greg Sheridan to shreds, absolutely annihilates him. Worth buying anyway, but worth buying just for this. Brilliant. We are definitely going to have a fun three years. The tories used to have a smattering of intelligent and balanced membe...
by wamberal
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nespresso Machines
Replies: 92
Views: 3859

Re: Nespresso Machines

I bought a $2 plastic filter holder 20 years ago (at the Harris Coffee Shop in the Strand Arcade, oh happy memories!) I buy Lavazza ground coffee, keep it in an airtight container in the freezer, and we have great filter coffee every morning. Yes, you have to throw the used filterpaper and the coffe...
by wamberal
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Apparently Pyne has been behaving in a deliberately antagonistic way towards the states. In a meeting with state ministers last week, which was meant to be non-political, he brought up the South Australian investigation into child sexual abuse, then pointedly asked if they needed Commonwealth assis...
by wamberal
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The way this mob got into power was by behaving in an unprincipled, destructive, manner. The public held their noses, and voted them in. It reminds me a bit of the Fraser era - he knew that he had very little public goodwill, and he spent his whole time in Government trying to win the respect of the...
by wamberal
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Waratah wrote: Good thing that NewsCorpse has only 70% of Australian newspapers and can't possibly compete with the influence Wambers' wields in Aussie politics by posting on a rugby forum.


Don't encourage him, he has problems, poor chap.
by wamberal
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

How long will it take for the NottheNewsCorp papers to start criticising these nincompoops (other than Dennis Atkins of course - brave man to go against the party line).
by wamberal
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Meanwhile the Mincing Poodle is busy, tearing up five years of work by an independent committee, and vowing to rip money from Australia's most vulnerable schools.


Gee, they're travelling really well, aren't they?
by wamberal
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So how will our resident Libs critics criticise this decision? (except for being too slow) There will be plenty of cricitism from his own side of politics, for caving in to the agrarian socialists. possibly, but selling control of Aus grain sales and distribution to a US company was never going to ...
by wamberal
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

_fatprop wrote:So how will our resident Libs critics criticise this decision? (except for being too slow)

There will be plenty of cricitism from his own side of politics, for caving in to the agrarian socialists.
by wamberal
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Yep. Agreed. Wamberal is speaking out of his arse. What a charming turn of phrase you have. I repeat: Abbott is playing to his working class base. His base is actually not monolithic, they are sentient human beings just like you and me in some ways (as much as it galls me to equate myself with you)...
by wamberal
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Australia has never had trust for Indonesia in 60+ years. The "friendship" only ever extends so far as interests align. Of course, but why go out of our way to incite Indonesian anger and resentment? Tony Abbott could not have handled the fallout from spy-gate worse if he'd tried. Never, ever under...
by wamberal
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This policy of spying is bi partisan , you do realise this? Libs are not intending to stir them up they just have no skills in foreign relations Abbott and Bishop have been in the Federal Parliament for long enough to know what they are doing. Abbott is playing to his gallery, the claque of shock j...
by wamberal
Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

towny wrote:Hawke would have been good without Keating; however perhaps not 'great'. As a team they were great.


There were some very talented people in the Hawke ministries, apart from Keating. I reckon that they would have done well, even if Keating had never existed.
by wamberal
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London Broncos gooooonnnnneeee!
Replies: 29
Views: 2151

Re: London Broncos gooooonnnnneeee!

It's all the fault of (a) the establishment (b) the Vichy regime (c) sheer bloodymindedness on the part of those bigoted idiots who do not accept that loig is The Greatest Game (d) all of the above. London. Huge population, large numbers of expat Aussies (some of whom, surely, loig fans), and they c...
by wamberal
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I have been amused by the letters to the editor in my favourite rag, tory supporters claiming that the listening in is all the fault of the previous government. :lol: :lol: :lol: Spies are spies, who says that these sorts of incidents have not been happening for years and years and bloody years? The...
by wamberal
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I for one do not believe that the ABC should have publicised the incident. The Indonesians would have been publicly pissed off about this, however it had been disseminated. But the fact that the public broadcaster did it will look like a deliberate (Government condoned) insult to them. If the ABC ha...
by wamberal
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another Australian scrum thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1780

Re: Obsession with scrums

The short summary is that scrums are hugely important to a team's chances of winning, it's just not the be all and end all. Nup. Scrums can be hugely important, but it depends a helluva lot more on the quality of the adjudication than anything else, in my humble opinion. That is the single biggest ...
by wamberal
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another Australian scrum thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1780

Re: Obsession with scrums

Chuckles1188 wrote:Typical SH pussies trying to turn it into league. fudge off mungoes


Do you actually believe that loig is for pussies? First time I have ever heard that said, I must admit.
by wamberal
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another Australian scrum thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1780

Re: Obsession with scrums

The short summary is that scrums are hugely important to a team's chances of winning, it's just not the be all and end all. Nup. Scrums can be hugely important, but it depends a helluva lot more on the quality of the adjudication than anything else, in my humble opinion. That is the single biggest ...
by wamberal
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another Australian scrum thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1780

Re: Obsession with scrums

The Ozzies lost the Lions series because of the scrum. We lost the series to a better team on the day in the Third Test, although funnily enough we could easily have been two Tests up by then. Did we win the Second Test, and almost the First, because of the scrum? Most independent observers accept ...
by wamberal
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Greens suffered from delusions of grandeur under Bob Brown. They actually thought that they could overtake the ALP as the principal centre left party. They never will overtake the ALP, simply because most Australians do not accept their basic ideologies. Inner city latte sippers, most of whom ar...
by wamberal
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It must be hard for the GG to be formally stating her support for the Lib's policies. Ceremonially of course she supports the Government position. I wonder what personal views she holds. That will be all fixed when John Howard becomes GG next year :lol: Let's hope so. That move alone would be worth...
by wamberal
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Gerard Henderson is a bore. f**king this!! He's a tired old relic. A joke. He would enhance his standing a bit if he would, just once, say something even mildly critical about Abbott's destructive performance over the last few years. Whatever happened to the Alan Ramsays of this world? Political jo...
by wamberal
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25831
Views: 959332

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Gerard Henderson is a bore.
by wamberal
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mungoes
Replies: 1249
Views: 88650

Re: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mung

Demilch, What, exactly, is your motive in posting on a thread that is clearly not going to be complimentary about your favourite code? Do you enjoy beating your head up against the wall? Do you think you are going to convert rugby followers to watch loig? Are you a masochist? Do you work undercover ...
by wamberal
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mungoes
Replies: 1249
Views: 88650

Re: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mung

In case you haven't noticed, we aren't in a pessimistic mood right now. We're in a feel good mood at the moment, why can't you feel happy for us? Do you feel happy when a Rugby World Cup succeeds far beyond any reasonable expectations that you could have for your code? You can feel as good as you l...