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by kiap
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3392
Views: 85360

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again.

jambanja wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:22 am So 5 day lockdown for you guys, what does tat mean for the COVID open, no fans or are they canning it
No fans ... until at least the quarterfinal stage in week two.
by kiap
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chinese strategists: "New Zealand holds the key to the world"
Replies: 48
Views: 2554

Re: Chinese strategists: "New Zealand holds the key to the world"

they see Australia probably as too far gone to the UK et al. That might be roughly so, but I wouldn't put it that way. The UK is trying to make a partial pivot to the east in seeking new friends for obvious reasons. Australia has been playing this as their main game all the while (even if it didn't...
by kiap
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3392
Views: 85360

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again.

- why would the Federal Govt take responsibility for quarantine - on what level would that be a better outcome? The Feds are constitutionally responsible for quarantine, always have been. - is there any evidence that the states want the Federal govt to manage quarantine? The words 'management' and ...
by kiap
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mike Tindall - dodges tax better than he dodged defenders.
Replies: 82
Views: 3095

Re: Mike Tindall - dodges tax better than he dodged defenders.

It's like a bookkeeper's convention. :thumbup:
by kiap
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mike Tindall - dodges tax better than he dodged defenders.
Replies: 82
Views: 3095

Re: Mike Tindall - dodges tax better than he dodged defenders.

Well looky looky at all the accountants on here, eh ...
by kiap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

The stoush continues. Google opens paid-for Australian platform in drive to undercut Government's proposed content payment laws Posted Yesterday at 6:01pm Google has launched a platform in Australia offering news it has paid for after striking its own content deals with publishers. Key points: The p...
by kiap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 1 singer, 1 acoustic guitar
Replies: 27
Views: 719

Re: 1 singer, 1 acoustic guitar

True test of vocal talent. I'll start with one of the greatest of all time. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black Drugged-up povos who can't pay their electricity bill. True ... although if you didn't know who it was, might rate it higher. I always mondegreen lyrics, so took a look at this one. He left no ...
by kiap
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

The wheels keep rolling. Snippets via (yet another) amp link... Scott Morrison holds 'constructive, respectful' talks with global Google boss after threats to exit Australia By 9News Staff - 2 hours ago ... Scott Morrison has described this morning's meeting with the global CEO of Google's parent co...
by kiap
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3392
Views: 85360

Re: Melbourne. Virus free for weeks. Again.

guy smiley wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:55 am Nuff nuff doesn’t stack up.
Comes from the command "enough, enough". Means he's a dill.
guy smiley wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:55 am Why try to diminish others who disagree with your opinion?
Disagree? And yet already conceded HQ isn't stopping transmission.
by kiap
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3392
Views: 85360

Re: Melbourne. Virus free for weeks. Again.

Hotel quarantine doesn't work. https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/latest-hotel-quarantine-leak-proves-we-re-not-lear Also ... The Grand Hyatt was one of three quarantine hotels used by the Australian Open to quarantine more than 1,000 players and support staff ahead of the tournament. Are yo...
by kiap
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2021 World u20 Championship called off
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: 2021 World u20 Championship called off

Flyin Ryan wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:54 pm Probably a net money loser even in the best of times right?
I prefer the term "loss leader" :nod:
by kiap
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3392
Views: 85360

Re: Melbourne. Virus free for weeks. Again.

Hotel quarantine doesn't work.

https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinic ... e-not-lear

Also ...

The Grand Hyatt was one of three quarantine hotels used by the Australian Open to quarantine more than 1,000 players and support staff ahead of the tournament.
by kiap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this
Replies: 32
Views: 782

Re: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this

Yeah, I saw it. I’m so firmly opposed I figured I’d just leave it alone. :thumbup: M8, that's nuts ... anyway, How do you propose running a 12 team comp in less than three months? I would model it from this year's TT crossover format. Would give in the order of 6 + 1 = 7 weeks required, or thereabo...
by kiap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2021 B&I Lions Tour to switch to Australia?
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: 2021 B&I Lions Tour to switch to Australia?

I'm in favour, better than a UK based series. Perth has a lot of South African fans? A fair number. Probably only about 30k saffers in Perth (plus 10k whenwe's) but a lot would like rugby. Also one thing with Perth is 8.30pm time is 2.30pm in SA. By contrast, there's something like 170k GB&I born, ...
by kiap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this
Replies: 32
Views: 782

Re: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this

How about the Saffas rejoin? It's ridiculous they're coming U brung em, u keep em. How do you propose running a 12 team comp in less than three months? Not with a copy of the same draft bounced from the printers. Will post a bit more in a bit once I get off my phone. It is copy and paste, just not ...
by kiap
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this
Replies: 32
Views: 782

Re: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this

guy smiley wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:29 pm Oh, there’s no reason we can’t expand it out and go to a conference style format...





Nyahhhh nup no.
LOL fine. You mentioned the C word, not me :lol:
guy smiley wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:29 pm 3 months worth of excitement.
Too long.
guy smiley wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:29 pm Just keep Marinos away from it.
We have to suffer him ... and now so do you. ;)
by kiap
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this
Replies: 32
Views: 782

Re: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this

Excellent news Flagg :thumbup: :thumbup: I shudder to think what a Fijian team with returned pros from Europe in its ranks could be like :lol: :lol: Indeed :lol: This is really good news for Growing The Game and my dream of a potential Pacific Rim type of pro comp. it’ll attract tv money as well. G...
by kiap
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this
Replies: 32
Views: 782

Re: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this

MungoMan wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:44 pm Gee, I hope the story proves true. The Drua were marvellous to watch in the NRC.
:thumbup: Would like to see the NRC revive as well.

Vaccine dependent, probably.
by kiap
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this
Replies: 32
Views: 782

Re: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this

As a Fijian, I'm obviously stoked to have a team in the competition playing against some of the best. Just wondering how the news would be received by fans in Australia and NZ. FWIW I think it won't actually happen. Good news! I am in favour of Drua in Supe. It could happen. I understand a Fiji pro...
by kiap
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 789
Views: 25446

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

What would Australia do if China forcibly took control of Taiwan? Send thoughts and prayers. What would Bojo do? But, put more rudely, the tacit agenda is one of strategic containment of China, allied with a surrounding ring of countries in the region, i.e. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Vietnam (and...
by kiap
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Has Kiap always had a raging hard-on for News Ltd, and Rupert Murdoch, and I've simply missed this side of his posting? Let's see... Who has paid Murdoch $1,500 a year for 25 years to gleefully rub one out nightly to Sky After Dark? Not I. ... all the while boasting about it daily to middle-aged me...
by kiap
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Step back and consider why Google are fighting so hard over this. It's clearly a massive, free, windfall for them at present. Ya reckon? No possibility that they’re fighting hard to protect themselves from unreasonable and impractical regulation that clearly favours one side? None. Mat hasn't sudde...
by kiap
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

Layering on shit is an art form.

It's not about spraying a uniform, unending slurry of turd. That's boring as fvck.

You have to vary the rate of application.

A small crouton of dung, then follow up with a large steamer...
by kiap
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

As for the upper house... I threw the idea up as a starting point, not a solution. Discuss it if you want. Maybe even suggest something rather than simply oppose another point of view. The Westminster system has an inherent duality, as you well know. That is why there are opposing benches in every ...
by kiap
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussie posters ... watching Super Rugby / TRC (who is the broadcaster)
Replies: 156
Views: 2650

Re: Aussie posters ... watching Super Rugby / TRC (who is the broadcaster)

All the while lovingly sucking Rupert's old wrinkled sac.
by kiap
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

Can the head of Australian government be from the Australian Senate, and if this theoretically happened would this be socially acceptable to the electorate? Yes, and it is not theoretical, it has happened in the past (John Gorton, PM 1968-71) . I covered the "Washminister" nature of the Australian ...
by kiap
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 534
Views: 18653

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

But as I said earlier the Queensland border is a much better example. there's just under a million people in the GC/Northern Rivers region with a couple more million 100km away up the motorway. We don't need to make up theoreticals about Sydney to Newcastle. I got a bit bored and pasted a flipped m...
by kiap
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 534
Views: 18653

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

Midfieldmaestro wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:30 am List of things not in nz today :
1. No New Covid 19 cases
2. No Rugby World Cup
Does the Women's RWC look like happening there this year?
by kiap
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

The balance is for a system that arguably died a hundred years ago. You have a king that's not supposed to have any power and you have an upper house that's not supposed to have any power. Not really. The system has evolved over time. Most national examples are less than a hundred years old. In Aus...
by kiap
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

I'd support a republic, but wouldn't spend $5 to achieve it. OK, $4.99 it is then ... each. So, times twenny five point something, carry the one, That's 100 million bucks. When do we start? When you convince 25 million people to fork over. Knock it down to 40%, can't say fairer than that. That's 40...
by kiap
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

Zakar wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:59 pm I'd support a republic, but wouldn't spend $5 to achieve it.
OK, $4.99 it is then ... each. So, times twenny five point something, carry the one,

That's 100 million bucks.

When do we start?
by kiap
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

Who are these parties? Don’t be silly Kiap. Just answer the question, senator. :) Despite clear shifts in voter intentions over recent years there has been a clear duality in parliament for decades, entrenched to the extent that only some massive upheaval will see that change. It’s unrepresentative...
by kiap
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

a ‘preferential’ voting system that sees votes from candidates redistributed to determine a first past the post winner, And deliberately so ... although your use of 'first past the post' is unfortunate as it refers to a different method. the result is that realistically only two parties ever share ...
by kiap
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 97
Views: 2574

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

... weakness of Canadian party mechanisms that force executives to bend to Parliamentary caucus will. This makes removal of party leaders by cabinet and elected members more difficult than other Westminster democracies. The so-called presidentialization has occurred in most Westminster democracies,...
by kiap
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What colour should the Wallabies jersey be?
Replies: 70
Views: 1918

Re: What colour should the Wallabies jersey be?

Bindi wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:23 am A colour is going to be selected. I don't see how anyone could not go for 80s gold.

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8, 7, 2, 5,
3, 4, 4, 5.
by kiap
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies only - our rock classics
Replies: 144
Views: 3085

Re: Aussies only - our rock classics

OK, won't post something from my usual favoured Australia Day schtick of eighties to noughties this time. Will try something old/new instead I hadn't heard or seen before today. This is from the Gore Hill ABC studio. I went to a few live TV audiences there when I lived in Sydney a while ago, but tha...
by kiap
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

So, who is supporting this payment for news content?

Both major parties ... Greens ...

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National broadcast doyen?

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Is this law 100% about propping up Murdoch’s empire? => The answer is no.
by kiap
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Most cities in Australia have one paper - generally owned by Murdoch. So what does the Australian-domiciled written news media landscape look like these days? It has changed quite a lot in the last 7 or so years and resembles this across multiple platforms: https://i.imgur.com/iIUOa2c.png Online is...
by kiap
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

So we shouldn’t discuss things unless we will have influence .. Dreams are free. My point is that this law is 100% propping up Murdoch’s empire. There is no justification otherwise, and the media goes along with it because of the conflict of interest that comes with being direct beneficiaries. 100%...
by kiap
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8464

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Kiap, care to respond to Towny's lengthy post, 2 comments up? Yep, although it was addressed to you not me. It's a ramshackle bird's nest. i.e. pieced together from picked up sticks and random bits of fluff ... then glued with guano. Sorry. Which bit do you need explained more slowly? Look, it's en...