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