Interesting stuff

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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:03pm

Two stroke exhaust stings
The forming lungs of summer
Groms. Away, cockhead.

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factotum commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:14pm

Didn't we go through this already?

As an old mate prone to malapropism used to say, "I've got a strong feeling of rendezvous."

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stunet commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:26pm

What I've always wondered about 'Ode to a Jet Ski Hoon' is that, not only did it get a letter of the month in ASL, but a few years later it also appeared in a best of ASL, again credited to 'Mad Cow'.

Did no-one at ASL realise it was ripped off after they first ran it?

Did no-one - not friends, family, or fans - tell them?

If only I could find an ex-staffer from ASL to ask them about it...

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:27pm

Well, your post did take my swear word off the front page, so there's that.

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Blowin commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:28pm

Forget the structure. This is the most perfect line ever put to page .

“Noisy, smoking dickhead fool,”

Pure.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:33pm

It was almost haiku, that line, hence the inspiration

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:36pm

Going back to the Facebook/Google vs AusGov fight, secondhand reading suggests only verified/approved media will be linked to (& paid for I assume)... This might just mean Rupert as pointed out. So, what happens to Swellnet? If independent media gets the cold shoulder on linking from searches, will Swellnet links come up in searches as a safely approved media format?

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udo commented Thursday, 28 Jan 2021 at 12:20pm

Blowin- Huge price drops on this..
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wombarra/surfing/al-merric-surfboard-gro...
team light glassing could be a worry - and Posca over the Stars n Stripes

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 at 7:15pm
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udo commented Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021 at 5:11pm
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bonza commented Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021 at 5:55pm

Natural selection at work

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Fliplid commented Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021 at 7:13pm

“The clinic was shut down in December last year….”

Wonder if there's many job opportunities available for out of work colonic irrigators

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JQ commented Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021 at 7:26pm

Guess they could probably snake any blocked drains on the cheap?

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Blowin commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 1:08pm
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Blowin commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 8:39pm

Oh shit .....the truth is starting to creep out from under the carpet.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-08/ian-verrender-do-your-bit-for-aus...

The ABC luvvies must’ve coughed in their rompers when they came across this factual passage in their own name :

“Immigration and the GDP growth myth
Wages have been kept in check for the past 30 years for a variety of measures.

The industrial relations system is far less tolerant of union action and strikes, the number of workers signing up as union members is dwindling and our large immigration program — which constantly adds new workers — keeps a lid on wage growth.

Ask most Australians, and they’ll tell you we’re tough on border control and immigration.

But it’s not the case. We’re tough on a tiny number of desperate refugees fleeing political turmoil and war.

But that’s all for show. When it comes to immigration, it’s pretty much open slather.

Immigration was a boon for Australia in the post-war era. But during the past 20 years, it has been used as a cheap and easy way to make it look as though our economy was growing.

In fact, we’ve been running one of the biggest immigration policies per head of population in the developed world.

More people, by definition, equals a bigger economy and it gives the impression of strong GDP growth.

While the economy overall may be getting bigger, individually, we can end up worse off.“

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 9:39pm

The most interesting thing about that article is that graph on "Foreign born as a percentage of population" (it's from 2017)

1.Luxembourg
2.Switzerland
3. Australia
4. NZ

Now compare that too countries with highest min wage (2020-21)

1.Luxembourg
2. Australia
3. France
4. NZ

Yeah different years but i know the min wage doesn't change too much, expect the same with the foreign born as a percentage of population.

It can't be pure coincidence, there must be tied in some way?

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seaslug commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 10:19pm

And in 2016 nearly half (49%) of all Australians were either born overseas or had at least one parent who was born overseas

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udo commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 10:51pm

The Green Cathredal - South Coast Hippie living
https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=ccs

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 at 5:49am

That was epic Udo.

Thanks so much to the writer - Joseph Davis - was brilliant. Cheers.

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udo commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 9:03am
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stunet commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 9:08am

The 'Rattlesnake' currently has a great lump of sand 3/4 of the way down the point, which, on the upstream side, makes the wave so fast even Mick Fanning couldn't keep up, and on the downstream side a slower version of itself so anyone who's not Mick Fanning can make the wave.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 10:48am

"Have it cunts"?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 11:05am

Ain't nuthin' but a homepage cuss removing post.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 11:19am

Sorry, but it is the subtitle of this thread...

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stunet commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 11:27am

No it isn't, it's the first post, edited after the fact.

What's your point?

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factotum commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 11:44am

Have it cunts?

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factotum commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 11:45am

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 15 Feb 2021 at 10:29am

Some really interesting stuff last night on our lockdown walk. We go late to have the place to ourselves (and maybe evoke a little of the post-apocalyptic fiction we got as high school kids with titles such as 'Day of the Triffids', 'Z for Zachariah')

After saying hello to the neighbourhood turtle shell cat that was out watching the roosting cockies, there was a distinct flash in the sky behind the clouds, appearing to the south. I thought maybe a transformer going up (that happened last year one night) but no:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/once-in-a-lifetime-exploding-meteor-lights-up-...

Check out the video!

Would be really interesting to find where the actual location was that it blew up in the atmosphere!

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san Guine commented Monday, 15 Feb 2021 at 10:44am

Saw it on may way home from work last night!

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udo commented Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 at 2:50pm

https://www.realestate.com.au/news/mick-fanning-duplex-sells-after-biddi...
initial Purchase price and renovated Sold price ?

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udo commented Saturday, 20 Feb 2021 at 4:31pm

Isolation Blues
Bazza you Legend.....YEW !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4pZYTQV4Sg&feature=emb_logo

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simba commented Saturday, 20 Feb 2021 at 5:23pm
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Craig commented Friday, 26 Feb 2021 at 1:07pm

Amazing in the story of Melissa Caddick and her likely jumping from around Dover Heights, drifting with the EAC down to the far South Coast. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-26/melissa-caddick-found-dead/13195242

Those surfing would have been aware of the warm tongue of the EAC that projected back down that way, but looking at the currents from November 13th from when she was reported missing, it looks like the body could have drifted first south, then back north, east and then pushed down into the South Coast.

Gruesome yes but interesting none the less..

November, current initially flowing south mid-month but reversed back north and then pushes into the warm core eddy some distant east of Sydney.

 

 

December likely fair way offshore in that tongue extending in a south-west direction towards Jervis Bay.

 

 

January, the tongue pushes into the far South Coast.

 

 

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Blowin commented Friday, 26 Feb 2021 at 3:13pm

Malcom Douglas had an old video about the dangerous bar crossings of various rivers on the East coast. It included a story about a woman who decided to commit suicide by swimming directly out to sea at Wattamola in the Royal National Park. She swam a few kms out to sea at night before changing her mind and decided she wanted to keep living. The EAC had her in its grasp and she drifted offshore down to Bellambi where a couple of very surprised old fishos spotted her drifting past as they deep dropped the shelf for cod.

They brought her to shore and she kept on keeping on.

Yet someone else gets taken out by a Noah in thigh deep water off the beach. Funny old world,

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Fliplid commented Friday, 26 Feb 2021 at 6:44pm

Been a couple of ocean rescues lately but I reckon this one takes the prize for the luckiest

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/25/sailor-survives-for-14-hou...

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udo commented Friday, 26 Feb 2021 at 7:39pm
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adam12 commented Friday, 26 Feb 2021 at 8:45pm

OK Udo, you got the last one wrong, had me googling some poor guy and it wasn't even him! So this time do your thing that you do on the internet and find out who the alleged rapist is. Entered parliament after 1988, senior minister possibly from NSW.