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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Blowin commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 2:03pm

Black cockies and RAAF Caribou’s flying overhead at the same time.

That’s a good day.

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Dale -Cooper commented Friday, 26 Jun 2020 at 11:27am

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Pops commented Friday, 26 Jun 2020 at 11:38am

Ironic in a way that Chelsea "stole" the title off them a few years back via the Gerard slip & a Willian goal, then handed it to them this morning via a brain slip (Fernandinho) and Willian goal.
Taking nothing away from Liverpool though - they've been outstanding.

He who hesitates is lost

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Dale -Cooper commented Friday, 26 Jun 2020 at 11:52am

A wild guess, but are you a Chelksi fan, Pops?

Haha.

Cheers.

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Pops commented Friday, 26 Jun 2020 at 11:55am

Sure am... from before the Abramovich days.
Needn't ask who you support. Congratulations, must feel good to finally get over the line.

He who hesitates is lost

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Dale -Cooper commented Friday, 26 Jun 2020 at 12:41pm

My first trip to Blighty was the last time they won the league! I saw the last game of that season vs Arsenal at Highbury.

A long time between drinks.

And in further related good news...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-26/australia-and-new-zealand-to-host...

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Pops commented Friday, 26 Jun 2020 at 12:45pm

Yeah - and with home advantage we'd have to be in with a shot of winning it (especially if the likes of Sam Kerr are still going strong). Hopefully the girls can get some more media coverage too.

He who hesitates is lost

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blowfly commented Friday, 26 Jun 2020 at 4:09pm
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AndyM commented Saturday, 27 Jun 2020 at 3:37pm

Important purchase of 153,415-hectare north-western NSW property by National Parks & Wildlife Service.

The purchase adds important ecosystems particularly the intermittent wetlands fed by the Bulloo River.

The property is rich in Indigenous and European history, including containing an ancient trade route that brought stone axes in from Queensland to the north in exchange for a drug extracted from local trees.

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chook commented Saturday, 27 Jun 2020 at 4:55pm

woo-hoo!

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shoredump commented Saturday, 27 Jun 2020 at 6:55pm
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zenagain commented Saturday, 27 Jun 2020 at 7:41pm

Great.

Just tack on an extra couple of weeks for when you get home and have to quarantine.

1173

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Fliplid commented Thursday, 2 Jul 2020 at 7:54pm
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shoredump commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 9:51pm

Dogs.
Very good news indeed

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 10:42pm

Great pic SD. So true.....

Pristine

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 12:02pm

NZ 100 days covid free. Well done to all. Geez I love that place.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 7:53am

"Morrison to tear up Victoria’s Belt and Road Initiative deal with Beijing

Scott Morrison will legislate to tear up Victoria’s multi-million-dollar Belt and Road Initiative agreement with Beijing, creating laws that will also ban a raft of other deals with foreign governments found to be against the ­national interest.

In an unprecedented move against Chinese interference and the protection of state secrets, the use of external powers under the Constitution to direct state, territory and local governments on ­national security issues will effectively kill dozens of agreements with foreign governments and ­institutions.

The Foreign Relations Bill, which will be introduced to parliament next week, also extends to universities and captures any questionable agreements between Australian public institutions and foreign governments.

In a major flexing of its constitutional powers, the Morrison government will cast its net over all foreign relations agreements struck by lower tiers of government, amid fears that national security has been compromised by often secret deals between state governments and foreign powers.

The move could have rippling effects for the private sector, with the Foreign Minister given powers to review any private infrastructure contracts that a state government signed as part of a BRI agreement with China.

The list of agreements that could be scrapped under the proposed legislation will range from sister city agreements, popular with local governments, to memorandum of understanding deals and include all legally and non-­legally binding arrangements.

Continued: (quite a bit more)https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/morrison-to-tear-up-vic...

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 8:49am

It is good news now move it elsewhere this is a non political forum you pillock

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blowfly commented Friday, 28 Aug 2020 at 1:31pm

A sneaky bank in an unlikely location cranking all week. Maximum crowd - 3. Good news indeed.

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 5:13pm

Stunt toddler soars to new heights, to claim ride of the year.
[ Comes with a Rad Warning ] Do not try this at yer local.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-31/girl-in-taiwan-lifted-into-the-ai...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 at 11:38am

After last years drought thankfully coinciding with mangoes undertaking their biennial break from fruiting, this year’s return to regular rainfall is making them go gangbusters. It seems that the drought is almost beneficial in that it weeds out the weaker trees and hardens the survivors do that when conditions improve they grow like crazy.

The Heidi variety are straight out of the gate with blooms like I’ve never seen. The R2E2s are also looking the goods for a later season harvest.

Freakin’ mangoes .....I can’t get enough. I’m not often in town for the harvest and so it’s going to be a pleasure going full Bubba Gump on those juicy , heaven sent orbs .....Dried mango , Frozen mango , mango smoothies, mango ice blocks , sliced mango , mango salad..... mmmmmmmnnnnn.

Fingers crossed / touching wood they escape the hail and thunderstorms.

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Pops commented Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 at 11:39am

So good.

He who hesitates is lost

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 at 3:24pm

"The good news, however, is that leading thinkers among the world's economists are still grappling with the embarrassing question of why their profession's advice over many decades seems to have made our lives worse rather than better."

Gittins on the economists who seek to fix the damage they've caused.

'Thinking economists are grappling with why their profession has made our lives worse'

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 at 3:54pm

Marginal good news Stu.

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simba commented Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 at 5:25pm

correct me if im wrong but im sure mangoes like it dry while they flower /fruit.

simba

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 at 5:51pm

Here you go VJ

“Here is the good, the bad and the ugly truth about mangoes and rain.

The Good

Good rains make the fruit grow bigger at a nice and slow pace, allowing the fruit to have ample time to mature.
Good rain achieves not only larger sizing but more of each size, higher yields.
Bigger sizing equals more edible mango flesh, more bang for your buck!
The right amount of rain helps the fruit mature properly at nature’s intended rate, providing abundant time for the fruit to move through the ripening phases.
With the right amount of rain, mangoes will ripen to optimal flavor with ideal sugar concentration and flavor.
Good rain makes a smooth and tough-skinned mango, perfect for protecting the flesh.
Tough skin mangoes tend to be free from most blemishes and nix.
The fruit stays on the trees longer with good rain and the season will last longer.
Good rain influences the juiciness and vibrancy of the mango.
Good rain produces good, strong yields.
The Bad

Bad rain causes thin skin, causing the mango to be more susceptible to bruising, scuffs and/or scratches.
Discoloration and black spots occur with too much rain at the wrong time.
Too much rain can seep into the fruit at the stem and cause internal rot and a poor pulp/water balance.
Too little rain makes for small sizing and low yields.
The Ugly

Severe, prolonged rains can cause and accelerate Anthracnose.
Fruit flies love to breed and thrive in heavy rains; an orchard with fruit flies (or their larvae) problems will close for export entirely.
Heavy rains delay harvest, pickers cannot operate in the mud so they have to wait until it is dry to pick, causing holes in the supply programs.“

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 at 5:53pm

Stu....the first step in solving a problem is acknowledging you have a problem.

In reality , think how much better the world would be without those decades of theoretical economic malpractice.