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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H2O Monday, 23 May 2022 at 2:12pm

More credit due to the other party Seeds

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Island Bay Monday, 23 May 2022 at 2:27pm

Maggie Mae! What a cutie/beauty.

Thanks, seaslug :-)

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seaslug Monday, 4 Jul 2022 at 11:03am

Daily Good News for WA, not so much for Vic

"Vegan activist Tash Peterson has vowed to leave WA once again after being banned from every pub and restaurant in the State, claiming her “freedom of speech” has been taken from her. Peterson said she was “getting the f*** out of WA” and had booked a one way ticket to Melbourne with her partner Jack Higgs.
We have a one-way ticket to Melbourne and I’m going to just going to protest over there.”

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AndyM Monday, 4 Jul 2022 at 12:31pm

Far as I'm concerned, as soon as you get your tits and sexualise things to get attention you lose a whole lot of moral integrity.

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mikehunt207 Tuesday, 5 Jul 2022 at 10:10am
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Far as I'm concerned, as soon as you get your tits and sexualise things to get attention you lose a whole lot of moral integrity.

Are you referring to womens pro surfing? The butt thong looks great but as for practical application? Even less in solid surf , maybe gets a few more points from the red blooded judges or opens up the chance for a arse shot for a shitcurl/ dicksilver add?
The backs of my legs get so fried when I surf in boardies or short leg wetty much less a butt thong (maybe thats why Lakey P,s surfing looks so jerky and she seems pissed off all the time? Fried Arse ).

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Tuesday, 5 Jul 2022 at 10:36am

Bunghole goreng.

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bonza Wednesday, 6 Jul 2022 at 8:37pm

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-06/nsw-mv-portland-bay-finally-towed...

thank you crew. It must be almost 10 years since i paddled out at RNP but I spent almost 10 years there surfing there weekly and more. so many dawn trips and lights off down the track to the carpark in the car and from there on foot.. to keep 'em guessing.. ha.

hate to see that place slick with oil. thank you

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velocityjohnno Friday, 29 Jul 2022 at 6:56pm

"Seven eastern quolls have been released in western Victoria, marking a long-awaited return for the species feared lost to extinction in mainland Australia."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-29/eastern-quolls-released-tiverton-...

These little guys are so cool, came across them when working with devils. Reintroducing the devil surely is on the cards - get rid of the fox cubs!

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blackers Friday, 29 Jul 2022 at 8:27pm
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"Seven eastern quolls have been released in western Victoria, marking a long-awaited return for the species feared lost to extinction in mainland Australia."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-29/eastern-quolls-released-tiverton-...

These little guys are so cool, came across them when working with devils. Reintroducing the devil surely is on the cards - get rid of the fox cubs!

Nice one. They are ace !

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 3 Aug 2022 at 10:47am

How good are Op Shops. This one isn’t the cheapest but three good and varied reads for $7 aint too bad. Even found a sequel to Hell West and Crooked by Tom Cole, the rogue croc hunter/vagabond/ adventurer from the NT. This book appears to be about his post-war exploits in New Guinea. Signed no less. As you’d expect for the princely sum of $2!

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GuySmiley Wednesday, 3 Aug 2022 at 3:46pm

DSDS, as seriously under age teenager I saw Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs play at the Sunbury festivals in front of thousands of delirious fans. So loud so raw so much power-no summer of love there

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Supafreak Wednesday, 3 Aug 2022 at 4:03pm

His book has some real characters in it , easy reading, smash it out in a day or 2 .

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stunet Wednesday, 3 Aug 2022 at 4:38pm

I'm sure Nat's chosen ye olde English font for the association with the titular church, yet I see it and my first thought is 'speed dealing biker'.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 3 Aug 2022 at 5:19pm

Yep. Some good titles there. Pretty sure I used to have the Billy Thorpe one but never read it. Apparently it’s one of the all time Aussie rock Autobiographies so I’m looking forward to it. I’m already into the Tom Cole one about New Guinea is a cracker. It’s like a subdued Les Norton cast into one of the most exciting frontier lifestyles of all time. Very colourful and even better cause it’s factual. Crazy the shit that the chances got up to in Papua and New Guinea after the war. Interesting reading some of the history too like when the Queen’s agents turned up one day and announced to the natives that the joint was now a protectorate of Her Majesty who would look after them from now on. The locals indulged that for a couple of years and then ate the Queen’s agents.

Stu….I’ve got a mate who’s got a tramp stamp above his date in that same script. A bloke! So it’s certainly lost a bit of it’s hoped for reverential association in my book. Not a huge Nat Young fan but it was worth two gold coins. That’s about right I reckon. Fits into the surfing canon on the shelves too.

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icandig Friday, 5 Aug 2022 at 7:23am
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Yep. Some good titles there. Pretty sure I used to have the Billy Thorpe one but never read it. Apparently it’s one of the all time Aussie rock Autobiographies so I’m looking forward to it. I’m already into the Tom Cole one about New Guinea is a cracker. It’s like a subdued Les Norton cast into one of the most exciting frontier lifestyles of all time. Very colourful and even better cause it’s factual. Crazy the shit that the chances got up to in Papua and New Guinea after the war. Interesting reading some of the history too like when the Queen’s agents turned up one day and announced to the natives that the joint was now a protectorate of Her Majesty who would look after them from now on. The locals indulged that for a couple of years and then ate the Queen’s agents.

Stu….I’ve got a mate who’s got a tramp stamp above his date in that same script. A bloke! So it’s certainly lost a bit of it’s hoped for reverential association in my book. Not a huge Nat Young fan but it was worth two gold coins. That’s about right I reckon. Fits into the surfing canon on the shelves too.

Be interested in a review on Nat's book from you DSD. I don't think it's a spoiler to say that Nat's a fan of Nat (and that's that)- even if you aren't.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 5 Aug 2022 at 7:31am

I will endeavour to provide an entirely subjective assessment of Church of the Open Sky.

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stunet Friday, 5 Aug 2022 at 7:58am

The chapter with Nat attempting to make amends with Midget is worthy. I don't think it's a spoiler to say their fifty-year rift isn't resolved, but it shows the depth of the spite.

Also, it's worth trying to get a hold of his previous book, 'Nat's Nat and That's That'. Sure, the fella's got an ego, by my word he can tell a good story. That book is overflowing with them. The kind of guy you'd like sitting at your table during a wedding reception.

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icandig Friday, 5 Aug 2022 at 8:40am
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The chapter with Nat attempting to make amends with Midget is worthy. I don't think it's a spoiler to say their fifty-year rift isn't resolved, but it shows the depth of the spite.

Also, it's worth trying to get a hold of his previous book, 'Nat's Nat and That's That'. Sure, the fella's got an ego, by my word he can tell a good story. That book is overflowing with them. The kind of guy you'd like sitting at your table during a wedding reception.

mmm...maybe for a few stories, but not sure I could last a whole night with him at the table. I sat through his book launch in Aireys Inlet. That was enough.

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seeds Sunday, 7 Aug 2022 at 7:16am

I haven’t watched any of the Comm games but caught this race by chance last night. What a run in the home straight. Chased down two world champs for the win.
https://youtube.com/shorts/Jor3g2ciflo?feature=share

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velocityjohnno Monday, 12 Sep 2022 at 10:21pm

Went walking down in BD's part of the world with my eldest and upon first stepping on the beach a section of reef only about 30m offshore raised itself out of the water and looked at us. Of course it was the barnacled head of a mother Southern Right Whale and her calf. They slowly meandered along the beach and then we followed them up on the headland - hard to keep up with their languid speed at a fast walk. Got to hear them talking "mmmmmmmurgh, mmmmurgh" too. Pretty epic, never seen one that close from a beach. Protip: the tail flukes at certain angles can look like the biggest pointer dorsal you ever saw!

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blackers Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022 at 7:01am

How fantastic VJ.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022 at 10:19am
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Went walking down in BD's part of the world with my eldest and upon first stepping on the beach a section of reef only about 30m offshore raised itself out of the water and looked at us. Of course it was the barnacled head of a mother Southern Right Whale and her calf. They slowly meandered along the beach and then we followed them up on the headland - hard to keep up with their languid speed at a fast walk. Got to hear them talking "mmmmmmmurgh, mmmmurgh" too. Pretty epic, never seen one that close from a beach. Protip: the tail flukes at certain angles can look like the biggest pointer dorsal you ever saw!

Sounds unreal VJ. Mind if I ask exactly where it happened?

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Craig Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022 at 10:41am

That's incredible!

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022 at 11:05am

Yes, we'd booked accomodation at Middleton (it's got really nice there!) and decided to go for a walk on the beach as soon as we checked in.. Never seen anything like it and been surfing/following the coast since 1990

Loved the whole Great Southern, did the Stirlings/Porongorups/VOG, some lesser walks and the coast road along to Walpole then back to Perth via Manjimup. You still have a place there DSDS? Ocean beach was open to the inlet - very different from when I first saw it in the mid 90s. And longboards seem to have taken off in the corner as well as the surf mum/kids running around scene that we have locally on the SC, it all looked really nice. After enjoying in the 90s I didn't get to buy the mead (or the alpaca jumper I pledged I'd buy) this time either, but will be back!

I noted the understorey at VOG contained stuff that looked very much like the Gondwanic Tassie rainforest understory, and so the 'feel' of the trip was like Tassie in WA. Lots of animals/birds to be seen.

Oh yeah got some great pics etc in the drive over the Nullarbor too, there's one maybe I can send to Craig to post in the pics thread.

Met the most remarkable older fellow at Eucla - he had a chat with me, over 80 I'd say, and his wife and self had just done the Simpson desert in nothing but a Suzuki Jimny, sparsely but competently decked out, and swags. He'd asked me about how to get to the Telegraph stations (I'd encountered them on a survey run of the Roe plain 20 years ago and so had some knowledge of the way). Edit: I absolutely love that part of the world.

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etarip Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022 at 9:06pm

Sounds like a ripper of a trip VJ. Thanks for sharing

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022 at 9:58pm

cheers etarip, we've certainly got some ideas on really off-beat travel we could do with the inspiration above.

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blackers Monday, 19 Sep 2022 at 6:14pm

Artificial reefs came up in the Northern Beaches Seawall story. We have just heard that a previously un-named fishing / diving reef in the area is to be named after a friend’s son, a keen fisho, who died way too young last year. Tenacious work from another friend got the job done. Stoked.

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seeds Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 6:24pm

This was a great moment after the GF

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blackers Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 7:04pm

He's a good lad that Joel Selwood.

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seeds Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 7:18pm

Totally agree but equally Sam Moorfoot is. He is a part of the club as I’ve read and it’s his moment also. Good times all round.

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blackers Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 7:30pm

It was good to see him recognised by the players. Good work by J Cameron as well.