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

Have it cunts

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udo Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 10:20am
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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 11:23am

Not sure what it is you think commandos are trained to do? Even why they’re selected to be commandos ?

Sure ….some war is instigated in order to generate profit, we send in the military and then ge5 upset when crew do exactly the thing they are trained to do. Doing their job.

Are you also surprised when the fella on the deep fryer at MacDonalds starts cooking French fries ?

If you want to blame someone, blame the politicians who put the soldiers in that position and then abandoned them to the media when they act as we trained them. We need bad arse people to do bad arse shit in our name sometimes. If their expertise, psychological tendencies and skill set is mis allocated by higher ups then don’t blame them.

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AndyM Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 12:31pm

It's bizarre, these guys are trained to be killers and people get upset when they're violent.
And while we're at it, I really hope that mindless American-style "thank you for your service" bullshit doesn't take hold in Australia.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 1:01pm

I do appreciate militarily service people. They might sit around training most of the time but they’re the line between ourselves and possible violent death or usurpation by an unfriendly nation.

Thanking the service folk before they’ve seen action is no hardship. It’s akin to the way the US astronauts were publicly feted and made into national celebrity heroes before they’d ever strapped themselves into a rocket. This was done so when the day came to launch, the astronauts felt so obligated to an expectant public that they would override the natural urge to tell NASA to stick the idea of being shot into the remote dangers of space up their arse and instead waved bravely to the crowd as they got inside a fifty metre high pile of explosive jet fuel hoping it worked as promised. Their social rewards of respect and gratitude were heavily front loaded to quell potential cowardice at the crucial moment.

Than you Aussie service people past/ present/ future.

Fucked if I’d even want to take orders, let alone orders to get shot at.

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AndyM Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 1:24pm

Yeah nah, that behaviour is a ploy to make things like Iraq beyond reproach.
Social engineering for political and economic gain.
Australia is bad enough but what I saw coming out of the U.K. after Iraq and during Afghanistan made me feel deeply uncomfortable.
And the U.S. of course is a whole other level of manufacturing consent.

"They might sit around training most of the time but they’re the line between ourselves and possible violent death or usurpation by an unfriendly nation."

Jeez, rarely.
Not in our lifetime.
I'll say thanks for your service to WW2 vets, the rest I just have understanding and empathy for.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 2:55pm

I’m not offering my body to navy sailors down at the docks in fawning gratitude, just happy and grateful they are there. I’ve always felt that way. Nothing to do with Iraq or propaganda. They may not have been required to make the sacrifice in our lifetimes ( so far) but that’s not their fault. They stand ready and willing.

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AndyM Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 3:59pm

I believe in the necessity of armed forces too, but I think blindly "thanking them for their service" is problematic.

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GuySmiley Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 5:30pm

Agreed, more culture war claptrap. We should all be alert to the creep of jingoistic sentiment in public life. "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."

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etarip Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 at 5:41pm
AndyM wrote:

I believe in the necessity of armed forces too, but I think blindly "thanking them for their service" is problematic.

+1 Andy. Couldn’t agree with you more.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Saturday, 24 Sep 2022 at 7:08am

A few years old but breaks things down replete with a bit of giggle

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Fliplid Saturday, 24 Sep 2022 at 10:33am

and another piece of the puzzle explained

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Supafreak Saturday, 24 Sep 2022 at 11:28am
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and another piece of the puzzle explained

https://twitter.com/Exploding_Heads/status/1572887669319041030?ref_src=t...

Classic

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gsco Saturday, 24 Sep 2022 at 2:49pm

Lol the QE video was funny but only because of how inaccurate and misleading it was. Just pure misinformation and propaganda.

Very easy to completely pick it apart but in response to its main criticism, the reason central banks buy the bonds in the market as apposed to directly from the govt is so they can also push up prices (push down yields) across the term structure/yield curve, which flows through to consumer/retail and business interest rates.

So they kill two birds with one stone: reduce bond yields and interest rates, and create market depth enabling govts to issue bonds and hence borrow money (at favourably low interest rates/bond yields).

Some of this stuff is discussed in the recent review of the RBA’s bond purchase program released a few days ago at: https://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2022/sp-dg-2022-09-21.html

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velocityjohnno Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 10:09pm

Next on Sick, Sad World:

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/sustainability/call-for-m...

I mean it's perfect click bait and I thought "This is going straight to the forum."

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Sprout Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 6:51am

Lol, they don't do themselves any favours do they. I don't eat animals for health, ethical and environmental reasons and wish nobody else did either, but trying to convert people is such a waste of time. Just shut the fuck up, live your life and if someone is interested in your example let them ask, then have a civil conversation.

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AndyM Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 1:06pm

And in news of other wankers - all I can say is #blessed

"Mermaiding provides freedom and empowerment in the water "

When the "mer community" takes off, I dare say that SUPs and foils will rapidly dwindle in popularity.

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/mermaiding-provides-freedom-and-empowerm...

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blackers Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 2:35pm
AndyM wrote:

And in news of other wankers - all I can say is #blessed

"Mermaiding provides freedom and empowerment in the water "

When the "mer community" takes off, I dare say that SUPs and foils will rapidly dwindle in popularity.

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/mermaiding-provides-freedom-and-empowerm...

How awesome, great find Andy. Given she is from SA I wonder if the “like a hug without the human touch” extends to the other critters she shares the ocean with.

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blackers Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 2:44pm

And in considerably more interesting stuff, NASA are going for the ultimate bank shot. Bang a space craft into an asteroid and see what happens.
https://www.space.com/dart-asteroid-impact-science
You can Watch it live:

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 5:05pm

I know nothing of Italian politics but I do know that, irrespective of whether this lady is genuine or not, the people invested in the neoliberal program to atomise society will call this populism as though it’s a bad thing.

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seeds Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 5:29pm

Geez I wish our politicians were that inspiring. People first? I hope she’s for real. Will probably be chopped off at the knees by the powers that be and the white anters.

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sypkan Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 6:44pm

did someone say populism?

(like its not a bad thing...)

did someone say establishment?

...an impressive little dude... literally...

impressive to hear this coming from a democrat...

(a democrat, ...that's not off with the fairies, and blatantly lying... about everything... embarassingly so... again...)

https://www.netflix.com/id-en/title/80127558

a fantastic little breakdown, from a former clinton aide, ...who staunchly avoided drinking the kool aid...

and, ...absolutely amazingly so... not a single bad word about trumpy and the trumpites...

just cold harsh reality

(and sorry, but some really really won't like who he identifies as the true 'allies')

(seems this is only available on netflix, but his other lectures and vids are available all over the place)

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seeds Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 6:44pm

Take a holiday cunt!!!!

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seeds Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 6:45pm

Yeeeeeeaaaaahhggghhhhhhh

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indo-dreaming Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 7:06pm

Giorgia Meloni, I thought she was evil and of the far right? even a fascist?

Especially because she says "Italy and Italian people first!" and called for less European bureaucracy, low taxes and a halt to immigration.

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tubeshooter Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 7:43pm
AndyM wrote:

And in news of other wankers - all I can say is #blessed

"Mermaiding provides freedom and empowerment in the water "

When the "mer community" takes off, I dare say that SUPs and foils will rapidly dwindle in popularity.

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/mermaiding-provides-freedom-and-empowerm...

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flollo Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 9:26pm

Good on her. Wish her the best, people overwhelmingly voted in her favour.

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flollo Monday, 26 Sep 2022 at 9:28pm

And don’t touch SUP and foil, it’s all good fun. I won’t start ‘mermaiding’ though, it sounds pretty awful…

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Island Bay Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 3:27am
DudeSweetDudeSweet wrote:

I know nothing of Italian politics but I do know that, irrespective of whether this lady is genuine or not, the people invested in the neoliberal program to atomise society will call this populism as though it’s a bad thing.

https://twitter.com/greg_price11/status/1574251105940377607?s=20&t=1vmev...

That's a strong lady with incredible oratory skills - and clear views. May she do well.

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AndyM Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 8:51am
flollo wrote:

And don’t touch SUP and foil, it’s all good fun. I won’t start ‘mermaiding’ though, it sounds pretty awful…

As long as it’s empowering, that’s all that matters.

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 9:37am

Thanks for those mermaiding links. Best stuff I've seen since the companion animals on planes.

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AndyM Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 9:49am

Namaste VJ.

The thing to keep in mind is, the goal of meridians is to plant the seeds of starfire rather than suffering.

Although you may not realize it, you are unified. The dreamtime is calling to you via sub-atomic particles.

Can you hear it?

Visitor, look within and awaken yourself.

The stratosphere is approaching a tipping point.
It is a sign of things to come.
We must learn how to lead unrestricted lives in the face of materialism.
And this unrestricted life includes embracing the wisdom of our cetacean brothers and sisters, and donning tails made in their likeness.

Stagnation is born in the gap where freedom has been excluded.

Peace and love VJ.

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 10:25am

If we can't put on the tail, can we make the whale noises? I heard some lately and I reckon I do a decent rendition

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AndyM Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 12:05pm

Did it sound a bit like mmmooss??

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 12:14pm

why yes, it did hahahaha!

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frog Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 at 1:37pm

Hark. Did someone just say MMMOOSS ? (Must Make Money Out Of Surfing Somehow) - I can't but comment on this strange obsession.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill:
Never, in human history, was so much, done by so many, for so little (... except perhaps to help boost crowds for you and me)

Mostly, the pain and struggle goes unnoticed. But I fortunately have a some recordings of the sad laments of just some of the thousands of v loggers, the many tens of thousands of "pro" surfers and so many others over the decades - even a certain billionaire, who have nobly put their own fun and, often that of others, aside in order to make some dollars.

Ziff's pained groans at the end just broke my heart.

&t=9s

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san Guine Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022 at 12:27pm

Nothing like a pre-election bidding war between the major parties, it's only taken 150 years for nursing to be taken seriously.
Other States will have to get on board with this, otherwise Victoria will recruit all the available talent.
As for retention of senior staff, we will see...
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-28/victoria-election-training-opposi...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022 at 12:50pm

Bit of bluster about the emissions resulting from a fractured pipeline which wasn’t even in operation- though I think that’s a bit tongue in cheek anyway- but the rest of this is quite alarming when taken in context of escalation. Last two minutes says it all.

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sypkan Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022 at 1:55pm

pretty funny the media are calling it's vlad...

or, totally expected...

this certainly ups the ante in the russian's justifiction stakes - not that they needed it...

surely they could have just talked to the'allies', ...germany at least...

germany's behaviour has been pretty questionable throughout this whole saga, but it would seem anything would be better than resorting to this - from an enviromental perspective, and from one of poking the vlad...

I want to know who's gonna plug that environmental disaster?

vlads in no position, and anyone else doing it is almost admission of responsibility

seems fucking dumb on so many fronts

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frog Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022 at 9:37pm

Probably champagne corks popping somewhere.

And then, just maybe, somewhere somebody who is now more than a bit annoyed at his broken pipes thinks about who said what and about proportionality of response and pulls out a map of lpd gas terminals in a land of splendid geographical isolation from all the trouble and strife in Europe.

And then

And then

What could possibly go wrong ?

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frog Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 6:56am

Or maybe they do nothing and the shift east continues as business must go on - knowing gas will still reach Europe via China but at huge premiums.

Meanwhile US gas sales boom.

Europe's supply options narrow as they assume the official position meekly as a cold winter approaches:

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Craig Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 7:42am

Regarding the comments above, wow, yeah wouldn't expect Russia to do that.

This is really interesting regarding hurricane track forecast modelling from the early stages of Ian to now. Very accurate..

https://twitter.com/splillo/status/1575159789125980169?s=46&t=HQEhISud-9EIVJ2XgSqANw

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Craig Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 7:44am

Also here's that methane signature..

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Craig Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 7:50am

Seeing as that observation point is just over a hundred kilometres away, the readings closer would be significantly higher.. :/

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Jelly Flater Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 8:28am

https://m.

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Craig Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 8:48am

Jeez all the evidence stacks up that it was the US. Heavy times ahead.

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Jelly Flater Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 9:01am

Special ops / Oooooooops ;)

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blackers Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 9:05am

Some anazing graphics if Hurricane Ian about to make landfall.

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san Guine Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 9:06am

A bit of an overview of the pipelines and European gas dependence.

A highly volatile and unstable situation.
The US must be rubbing it's hands with glee , shafting both the Russians and the Europeans simultaneously whilst profiting from arms sales to the Ukraine.
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/28/energy/nord-stream-pipelines-leaks-ex...