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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Blowin Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 1:29pm

It’s both. The Mafia takes what the mafia sees fit if it’s protection is required.

I personally think the US are far and away the better option if we need to cede to the protection of others- which we do. In the same position, China would demand we submit entirely and not a single Australian worker would have seen the inside of the Gorgon project. At least the US let us use our own labour. Too bad that our corrupt politicians bent to demand from their donors and soon enough opened the floodgates to the foreign workforce anyway.

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udo Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 6:27pm

WSL - Scoring

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san Guine Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 at 8:27pm
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udo Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 7:47pm

Does anyone remember a story by Paul Witzig that ran in Tracks mag sometime in 1977
Paul describing a funny session out at Big Sunset ..a humourous story [or was back then at least]
Getting asked by Ken Bradshaw 'What the fuck are you doing out here' and getting flogged by big sets ...nearly drowning..would have been Feb or March issue i reckon ?
Who's got a Tracks stash and can have a look ?

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simba Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 8:44pm

stu?

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I focus Monday, 26 Apr 2021 at 10:54pm

Yeah Udo had the copy but chucked out all the old tracks when moving.

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AndyM Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 at 3:31pm

In a world of carefully cultivated Instagram accounts, radically conformist hairstyles, and, for surfers, ostentatiously individual board choices, the question of what it means to be authentic looms large.

This Aeon article puts forward the idea that in such a highly commodified and surveilled culture such as ours, making an effort to be ourselves is one of the surest ways to be like everyone else.

It also posits that genuine authenticity requires both a resistance to self-absorption and also an acknowledgement of our dependency on others.

And according to the author, learning a craft (such as surfing) can teach us a lot about what exactly it is to actualise a self.

Interesting read.

https://aeon.co/essays/a-history-of-authenticity-from-jesus-to-self-help...

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velocityjohnno Monday, 3 May 2021 at 3:29pm

The inexorable progression of Science continues:

https://www.tag24.com/animals/cats/kids-science-project-explores-whether...

(cat owners may wish to scrutinise the conclusion)

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garyg1412 Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 9:03am

velocityjohhno I would be more concerned about their mouths than their buttholes. I just ended up on an IV drip for 5 days with septicemia when our cat bit me on my finger trying to shove a worming tablet down it's throat.

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 12:27pm

Still got the cat gary?

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garyg1412 Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 3:00pm

Yes Guy but it doesn't know that it silently used one of it's lives in this instance.

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 1:14pm

WTF? "Woman gives birth to nine babies after expecting seven"

I didn't even know its was possible for humans to have more than 3 or 4 babies at the same time, and even crazier they all survived.

https://www.9news.com.au/world/woman-gives-birth-to-nine-babies-after-ex...

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Blowin Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 2:26pm

So close to double figures. Maybe next time.