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factotum started the topic in Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 7:09pm

“Whatever prevents you from doing your work has become your work.” - Albert Camus

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Blowin commented Friday, 12 Apr 2019 at 9:11pm

Yeah , I didn’t watch it. Like I sad , I hate Ben Lee.

Fuckwit who bottled him still needs corporal punishment though.

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factotum commented Friday, 12 Apr 2019 at 9:14pm

So please
Baby please
Open your heart
And catch my disease...

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shoredump commented Friday, 12 Apr 2019 at 9:42pm

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps.
I don't know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don't know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you
George Harrison

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 13 Apr 2019 at 10:57am

Can visionary Australian Leader/s ever be rewarded...Wot!

"I have more influence now than when I had the power!"...Gough Whitlam 1997

Such rare & humble Aussie insight yet so eloquent- from last Oz statesman Gough!

[Please delete unofficial PM quote (penalties apply)written and authorized by Govt]

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Blowin commented Saturday, 13 Apr 2019 at 5:49pm

Good call , Facto.

When you are sitting at your desk in your ALP division, you are all god with me throwing a bottle full of piss on your desk cause disagree with your opinion.

Classic nuvaue punk / SJW / Fake left fake hardness.....

If you threw piss over them they’d whine and accept it.......weak cunts.

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factotum commented Saturday, 13 Apr 2019 at 6:38pm

On it again, punchy?

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Blowin commented Saturday, 13 Apr 2019 at 7:01pm

Seriously, what would you d if I rocked up to your work and lobbed a lidless bottle full of urine over your desk ?

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factotum commented Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 at 2:03pm

Visit you in hospital later?

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factotum commented Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 at 2:03pm

A mental health facility, I mean.

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factotum commented Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 at 2:04pm

Only kidding.

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factotum commented Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 at 2:04pm

Of course I wouldn't visit.

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 15 Apr 2019 at 10:22am

2013 tbb tore up the mental health act after several pleas to attend local festival!
Govt Psychs said tbb was too mental to attend a Gig...WTF.("Listen to yourselves!")
Govt formulated Gig strength dose to blend tbb in.(No Alcohol) one of us one of us!
So mental swellnetonians can now toss piss at Festivals if locked-up by midnight.

Again tbb only ever plotted his own breakout.Don't blame tbb for the poo tossers.
tbb wouldn't lie about Mental illness & wishes all / staff inner peace in my mind.

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 at 2:01am

tbb will let his favourite Oz songwriter & performer weave his magic.
Check out Dom Mariani's perfect lyrics & song structure spanning three bands

The Stems - You can't turn the clock back (You need this LP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW_Vde3eqQM

Someloves - *Sunshine's Glove (This song is impossibly perfect)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g528nok89ZE

DM 3 - Far from Here...exactly as he says! (It does cut out at end)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJpaQUEavfk

Yep! tbb saw his fav' star alright, even better than perfect live & told them so!

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factotum commented Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 at 11:46am

Yeah, TBB, he still gets around the place here. Seen him at my local a fair few times. Always good value.

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Blowin commented Friday, 19 Apr 2019 at 6:46pm

“So he’s not guilty of collusion “

Quoting Blindboy as he walks back 2 years of utter , utter bullshit.

Along with the media and millions of other democracy- rejecting retards who couldn’t handle an election being won by the people they respect least : the proletariat. Guilty of relentlessly persecuting a politician with a job to do then , when their ruse was exposed, guilty of doubling down and bullying him for resisting their false accusations.

I have no love for Trump, but I’ve got even less for the wankers who’ve perpetuated this garbage.

Though it is pretty sweet seeing BB faced with inarguable proof of his ability to be VERY FUCKING WRONG.

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Optimist commented Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 at 5:05am

“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” ….. Jesus...Matthew 15:14

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factotum commented Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 at 11:10pm

"We come every year to remember the dead, and there's not much more to add. Once it was said they died for us. But we've never truly known what they died for. Some for us, some for God, some for themselves. Most for no one, for nothing, not understanding, not even asking. Once it was taught that their death was somehow to our credit. We would come, in the name of the dead, to admire ourselves. That was a long time ago. Now all we understand is that we don't understand. But we come in humility, and in guilt, knowing that in some way we are all murderers, we are all cannibals, and the dead have been our victims. We come to acknowledge our guilt to the dead, because we have eaten their flesh and drunk their blood, and because their curse is on us, and the seed is dead in the ground and in the bodies of men and women, because of them. And in remembering them we remember also God, who lives and reigns in the galaxies outside us, and in the galaxies within us, and was and is our judge and accomplice, before and now and forever; and we ask him, in his good time, to revise our sentence."

Randolph Stow, Tourmaline.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 25 Apr 2019 at 6:01am

Geez ,Facto.

I’d have thought you’d have picked up on the unwritten Fake Left memo to not write off ANZAC day this year. Even the guardian has respectful ANZAC stories.

nonsensical dribble quote anyway. After all this time you’re a god botherer?

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factotum commented Thursday, 25 Apr 2019 at 10:08am

Read nothing, know even less. Again. Ad infinitum. Ad nauseam.

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."

George Watsisface.

Anyway, more Stow, more context. Great book from one of Australia's greats.

https://ml4gia.com/2015/04/24/once-it-was-said-they-died-for-us/

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H2O commented Thursday, 25 Apr 2019 at 6:55pm

The Randolph Stowe quote is not nonsensical dribble, Blowin,
Take some time to engage with the words, as you would a great painting, and think about all the links, threads and emotions that this writer evokes. This piece transcends our petty opinions about the "day".

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factotum commented Thursday, 25 Apr 2019 at 10:26pm

Yes'm

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Kellya commented Thursday, 25 Apr 2019 at 11:09pm

Thanks for the Stow reminder. Some good reading there.

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Blowin commented Friday, 26 Apr 2019 at 12:04am

Still garbage.

“But we come in humility, and in guilt, knowing that in some way we are all murderers, we are all cannibals, and the dead have been our victims. “

Bullshit.

And that’s even before the god dribble. Usual Facto, style over substance. All well and good if your style and taste runs to the New Gideons bible.

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factotum commented Friday, 26 Apr 2019 at 11:43am

Idiot.

Simple.

No style, less substance. As always. Ad nauseam. Ad infinitum.

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shoredump commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 7:36am

Your happiness is just a chemical
Darren Hanlon

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factotum commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 10:17am

"Once a Philosopher, twice a pervert."

Voltaire.

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factotum commented Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 10:22am

"They who put out the people's eyes, reproach them of their blindness."

John Milton.

17th Century problems?!

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HB commented Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 7:15pm

A wise woman (my mates mum) once said ‘A closed mouth gathers no feet.’

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I focus commented Friday, 3 May 2019 at 10:57am

“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 3 May 2019 at 6:25pm

There will be no end to the troubles of states, Or of humanity itself, Till philosophers become kings in this world, Or till those we now call kings and rulers really And truly become philosophers,

Plato

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blackers commented Friday, 3 May 2019 at 10:49pm

"Never miss an opportunity ( to have a go).
My gran.
" An omitted fact is just a lie having a nap".
First dog on the moon.

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factotum commented Sunday, 5 May 2019 at 11:18am

Does this relate to your Plato quote above, Westo?

https://www.amrtimes.com.au/?politics%2Ffederal-election-2019%2Ffederal-...

"He is our muse, our guiding light, our philosopher king. He's a latter day Cincinnatus who is serving his country in our hour of need.”

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 5 May 2019 at 12:09pm

Lol facto....you've got to be yolking

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factotum commented Monday, 6 May 2019 at 10:50pm

"The Labor party oppose significant parts of our agenda, including, for example, free trade agreements, which we’ve successfully done and dealt with with Korea and China and Japan, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Bill Shorten called dead in the water, and the Indonesian free trade agreement.

Of course the Labor party would like to unwind what we’ve done in industrial relations, particularly the Australian Building and Construction Commission."

The treasurer for now, Josh Frydenberg in an interview today.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 6 May 2019 at 11:03pm

Josh Frydenburg to Chris Bowen today:

"Look at all that paper, youve got more paper than me!"

Bowen quickly replies "That's because we have more policies than you"

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factotum commented Tuesday, 7 May 2019 at 1:34pm

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

Upton Sinclair, author of this novel:

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/books/review/Essay-t.html

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factotum commented Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 2:03pm

“Labor will tax your aspiration, they’ll tax your inspiration, they’ll tax your perspiration.”

Josh 'Danny Zuko' Frydenberg

Labor! It's 'Greased Lightning'!

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eat-your-vegies commented Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 9:09pm

Yeah
And the libs brought n the GST.
That’s the thing with pots and kettles
They keep calling each other black

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factotum commented Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 10:25am

"There is only one really serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Deciding whether or not life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question in philosophy. All other questions follow from that."

Albert Camus

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Blowin commented Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 10:46am

Good thought.

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factotum commented Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 10:01pm

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to: 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause—there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th'oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th'unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovere'd country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

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Fliplid commented Friday, 17 May 2019 at 7:29am

"This tribute to one of Australia’s most loved PMs by Tony Abbott, reminds you why he is one of the most loathed."

Tom Gleeson

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factotum commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 3:02pm

Warringah's loss will be Sky News After Dark and The Australian's erm, gain?!

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factotum commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 3:02pm

"I believe in miracles [no, literally]...and God bless Australia!"

Prime Marketer ProMo

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zenagain commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 5:00pm

Dammit! I thought it was a Hot Chocolate quote.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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stunet commented Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 4:05pm

"Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotised by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”

E. Abbey

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Blowin commented Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 4:27pm

Epic quote.

And exactly why I’m trying the political embargo.

The best thing in life ......no news , no TV , no internet.

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factotum commented Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 5:09pm

Win win for all of us!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 5:21pm

You’re right there , Facto . Ignorance is bliss !

I’d remain ignorant of all the daily theatrical dross of the 3rd rate Aussie pollies and you .....well, you’d just remain ignorant.

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factotum commented Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 5:21pm

"Australia is a lucky country run by second rate people who share its luck."

Donald Horne.

Or even 3rd rate. Now.