The Daily Good News

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GuySmiley started the topic in Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 2:04pm

Dedicated to good news ....

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 9 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 12:54pm

Sunny and nice warm (relative) blustery winds here today. You've got to enjoy the warmth when it comes.

So, is this thread now the political one? That would be a shame. Can we keep the political discussion in the political threads? Maybe Stu can enable visible text for all the other threads on the front page, but if it's the political stuff then only the username making the comment?

(Agree GS btw)

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AndyM commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 1:06pm

Was wondering the same thing VJ, this thread seems to have been requisitioned.

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AndyM commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 1:13pm

Politics and good news!

Dunno if this has got a run on Swellnet but to me it's an exemplary bit of leadership - she's on $AU 425,000 so it seems like a great call.

"New Zealand politicians have decided they're already paid pretty well and will urgently introduce a law blocking their own wage rise, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says."

https://www.smh.com.au/world/oceania/jacinda-ardern-turns-down-12-000-pa...

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 1:30pm

& here's a beautiful story:

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/hummingbird-rescue-mic...

what a kindness and what a response.

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Blowin commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 4:58pm

Good on you VJ

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 5:17pm

Thank you Blowin. I've got more.

We're all obsessed with sandbanks here, right? Well, check this out:

https://www.livescience.com/40132-underwater-mystery-circles.html

The Gary G of fishes.

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AndyM commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 5:28pm

VJ I’ve never seen a pufferfish in lycra in the sand dunes.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 6:21pm

:p

The real reason for having Surfing Reserves...

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stunet commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 8:31am

"What is this shirt?"

"Bought it the other day."

"What the hell is the image on it? An angel holding a bloody dagger..?"

"It's a surfboard label, they use a lot of religious iconography, pretty subversive too."

"Not only is it ugly, it's derivavtive. Caravaggio did that 500 years ago. Are you gonna get a tribal tattoo as well?"

Safe to say the wife won't be borrowing my new Gash shirt.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 8:50am

If you were going to get a tribal tattoo, which tribe would you go for ?

Maori ? Noongar ? Korubo ? Maasai ? Boston Irish ? Revesby Houso ?

I’m thinking of getting my Telstra contract number inked across my forearm as it represents the most unifying subgroup in Australia today. We’ve clearly won the turf war over those Optus fucktards .

Modern allegiances.

Daily good news ? Suns out , wind is light and everyone has gone back to work ....what’s not to love ?

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 9:20am

Haha, sounds brutal Stu, she's clearly not someone to be trifled with.

Calling it subversive must have been like a red rag to a bull.

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fuhrious commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 12:53pm

I’d have asked if you’d bought another “red” board with the T shirt!

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factotum commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 2:10pm

Wow, Stunet, tough supervisor. And because of that tee-o?

How would you go with this one, ya reckon?

And re: 'fake tribal' tough stickers, surely the two biggest tribes sporting them in Oz, the 'Steroidal Gym Monkeys' and 'FIFO Grubby Subbies', deserve a mention?

The good news?

They do inter-marry.

Actually, I dunno what kind of news that is.

Modern allegiances, indeed!

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 2:04pm

I've got one of these shirts. My wife refuses to accompany me outside the house when it's worn.

Funny thing is it looks like a doom-metal band, but they're just a bunch of guitar indie nerds.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 2:09pm

Cool band, Ben.

I find this one more problematic to wear in general public spaces than the Big Black one!

Dunno why?!

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 5:49pm

Talking about T-shirts one thing that did impress me about the new Labor leader is a pic of him in a Celibate riffles T-Shirt when young.
https://www.facebook.com/TheCelibateRifles/photos/a.140078479358943/2511...

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 at 9:47pm

Old mate had a black T-shirt made up, in big yellow letters on the back he had security printed on the front insecurity. He wore it well being a black belt.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019 at 4:33pm

The moon always grabs me, I got this image yesterday evening as the sun set..

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019 at 5:35pm

I did exactly the same thing Craig, pulled out the binoculars to check out the moon as the light began to fade. Sun was below the tree line here, but still shining brightly on the moon which made those craters in the top of the image stand out quite starkly. Almost perfect half moon.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019 at 5:51pm

Nice. Could stare at it for hours. 

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019 at 6:08pm

Wow! That is a brilliant shot Craig.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019 at 9:04pm

It's called a "quarter moon" VJ. One quarter through the cycle. I love semantics.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019 at 10:32pm

Haha Matt! Thanks Zen

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Laurie McGinness commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 9:42am
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AndyM commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 10:31am

Great to see that guys like this exist - I'd call him a visionary but the whole scenario's too obvious to use that word.
So we can figure that we'll get there eventually with a rejection of fossil fuels but will it be a matter of too little too late.
And unfortunately it doesn't really address the problem that our political system is quite broken.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 10:35am

So heavy that the government can be an impediment to a better nation and a better world.

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Laurie McGinness commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 11:48am

The good news is that the technology already exists and the economics increasingly favour renewables. In those circumstances the government should be irrelevant.

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AndyM commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 12:01pm

Considering that this is a good news thread, I cheerily agree with your first sentence Lozza!

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 1:21pm

Some more good news on the topic, per capita we have the highest uptake of roof top solar in the world almost certainly a result of government run incentives.

We have about 100 wind farms and sure many more to come, big solar farms getting built and more planned, ironically only the other week one of the biggest in Australia constructed by Adani just went onto the gird, but no one mentions this just the other Adani project.

We are on track at current rates to hit as high as 78% renewables by 2030

If it wasn't for our high immigration rates that keep moving the bar causing us to need more energy, things would be looking even better.

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philosurphizing... commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 1:47pm
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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019 at 8:44am

I guess this is good news and quite a surprise.

NASA Says Earth Is Greener Today Than 20 Years Ago Thanks To China, India
NASA has some good news, the world is a greener place today than it was 20 years ago. What prompted the change? Well, it appears China and India can take the majority of the credit.

In contrast to the perception of China and India's willingness to overexploit land, water and resources for economic gain, the countries are responsible for the largest greening of the planet in the past two decades. The two most populous countries have implemented ambitious tree planting programs and scaled up their implementation and technology around agriculture.

More https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/02/28/nasa-says-earth-is-gr...

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tubeshooter commented Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019 at 5:51pm

We all know the feeling of missing waves due to work , well maybe not all but I'm sure there's a few of us.
https://www.betootaadvocate.com/breaking-news/surfer-stuck-at-work-durin...

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factotum commented Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019 at 6:09pm

Yeah TS! Funny shit. See the "career change" thread!

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tubeshooter commented Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019 at 6:28pm

haha , cheers factotum. I'm late to the party as usual . keep up the good work.
At least the grommies are learning some proper skills in surf schools these days ,,
https://www.betootaadvocate.com/humans-of-betoota/surf-schools-final-les...

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 at 9:13am

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 at 5:04pm

Good news = Had the operation on my eye yesterday. From virtual blindness to very decent vision.

Was a revelation taking the patch off today. Such amazing colours !

A few little twerks going on on the periphery and some weird light flashes when the source of light is at an acute angle , but the improvement is so significant that these are minor issues.

Even a bit of magnification going down which gives ita bit of a Steve Austin vibe.

No surfing for two weeks ! I don’t care. It’s gong to be freezing cold and maybe even raining steadily . So it’ll be comfort zone , good food and chill out watching daily replays of the Brazzo Pro Claim Fest.

Probably put on a few well earned kilos in the duration. Get a nice winter coat happening.

Good times.

https://youtu.be/HoLs0V8T5AA

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Craig commented Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 at 5:32pm

Great news Blowin! And not too long recovery time, re surf I think you will miss a bit ;)

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 at 5:36pm

I’ll come home strong in the back end of winter.

Assuming I’m still able to fit in my wettie.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 6:11am

what was the operation for Blowin?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 8:16am

Cataract on my right eye.

Perfect vision till a three day bender on wet season Indo glassy perfection cooked my eyeballs . You know those days when the midday sun is getting reflected off the mirror surface of a windless Indo day ?

Full sunburnt eyeballs. I’ve had it before, but not that badly . A couple of days away from the sun and the grainy feeling left my eyes but my vision started to blur in my right eye. Within three days my sight was reduced to undefined blobs of pale colour .

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factotum commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 9:38am

So how long have you been one-eyed? Years?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 9:54am

2 1/2 years if you are genuinely interested.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 4:05pm

I've been legally blind in my left eye from birth- can only see light and colour but no definition. Hasn't really hindered me, still played footy and other ball sports ok. The only time it really annoys me is when you get those grey on grey sessions on dusk. I can't see the waves until they're almost on top of me.

Also, after battling this recurrent ear infection for the last decade, my doc confirmed a 50% loss of hearing in my right ear.

So, basically half blind and half deaf.

At least I still have my looks.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 5:27pm

Not to worry zen lots of voters in AU just proved they are fully deaf, dumb and blind.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 5:28pm

:p

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zenagain commented Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 at 5:30pm

Zing!

:)

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 2:20pm

{The Daily Good News} Scoop!
"Send Rupert out for some glossy front page ink!"
"Better grab a 6 pack for a Daily Good News Souvenir Edition!"...'That Good Huh?'

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-21/ash-barty-three-wins-away-from-wo...

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Laurie McGinness commented Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 5:40pm

Bluefin sashimi!

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 24 Jun 2019 at 12:08am

Swellnetonians salute World #1 Ashleigh Barty
The crew were behind you all the way! (Well played both girls).
Congratulations to our new most deserved World Champion.
Birmingham Classic (Final's score) 6-3 / 7-5.

#1 Ash' goes into Wimbledon as firm grass court favourite.
Wimbledon Junior Champ has what it takes...would she dare?
"Come join the Barty Party"...rock on Australian chix!