Submitted by GuySmiley on Fri, 11/02/2018 - 14:04
Dedicated to good news ....
More on why Adani ought not to proceed
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)
Was wondering the same thing VJ, this thread seems to have been requisitioned.
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."
& here's a beautiful story:
what a kindness and what a response.
Good on you VJ
Thank you Blowin. I've got more.
We're all obsessed with sandbanks here, right? Well, check this out:
The Gary G of fishes.
VJ I’ve never seen a pufferfish in lycra in the sand dunes.
The real reason for having Surfing Reserves...
"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.
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 .
Daily good news ? Suns out , wind is light and everyone has gone back to work ....what’s not to love ?
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.
I’d have asked if you’d bought another “red” board with the T shirt!
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!
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.
Cool band, Ben.
I find this one more problematic to wear in general public spaces than the Big Black one!
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...
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.
The moon always grabs me, I got this image yesterday evening as the sun set..
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.
Nice. Could stare at it for hours.
Wow! That is a brilliant shot Craig.
Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.
It's called a "quarter moon" VJ. One quarter through the cycle. I love semantics.
Haha Matt! Thanks Zen
Great news on renewables.https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2019/06/15/cannon-broo...
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.
So heavy that the government can be an impediment to a better nation and a better world.
The good news is that the technology already exists and the economics increasingly favour renewables. In those circumstances the government should be irrelevant.
Considering that this is a good news thread, I cheerily agree with your first sentence Lozza!
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.
Bob Marleys legacy lives on..... mon.https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/how-bob-marley-s-daughter-got-jamaic...