Fark, tell me about it. Last time i was home bought 2 pies, a sausage roll and two iced-coffees and the girl said that'll be $21 thanks!
Australia is a phenomenally expensive country and trust me, I've been to some expensive countries.
Couple of years ago I paid 42 Euros for two small beers and two small glasses of white wine in Paris. Thought I was in Sydney.
It all started with charging extra for tomato sauce sachets!
I was OS for a few years and on one of my visits I came back to an Australia with $22 vegetarian pastas (at a suburban "restaurant" with plastic tablecloths), and $33 steaks (order at the counter and come and pick it up yourself, thank you very much).
I don't see things getting cheaper, and yeah, if bakeries think they can put in some rustic hipster-esque furniture and then charge the best part of $6 for an an anaemic pie which was made in a massive factory in western Sydney, well you can count me out.
And let's not start on real estate...
Imagine what we would be talking about right now if Hitlary Clinton had of been elected president."
...we'd be talking about being years into war with russia and north korea...
whilst iran bides it's time in the background, bought off with 100s billions of dollars of obama cash...
always liked obama. still do, ....but reckon he totally over did it buying 'peace' with iran...
"Fark, tell me about it. Last time i was home bought 2 pies, a sausage roll and two iced-coffees and the girl said that'll be $21 thanks!
Australia is a phenomenally expensive country and trust me, I've been to some expensive countries.
Couple of years ago I paid 42 Euros for two small beers and two small glasses of white wine in Paris. Thought I was in Sydney."
Not that long ago everyone that went to france would come home and comment how over the top expensive paris was...
now all the frenchy's are in oz chasing the oz bucks...
commenting how over the top expensive oz is...
"We would have been talking about a stable agreement with Iran and no risk of war."
Loz, I don't know how you can write that with a straight face - trolling again?
"It's well known where Hillary Clinton stood on regime change in Iraq and Libya, but what often gets forgotten is that she threw her support behind the 2009 Honduran coup that ousted democratically elected Manuel Zelaya."
She would have been fizzing at the bum over Iran.
Who cares what Hilary would or wouldn't have done? The simple reality is that Trump massively increased the risk of war by withdrawing from the agreement and imposing sanctions......... and that risk is still there as strong as it ever was.
You mentioned her Loz...
No mate, someone else mentioned her and you quoted my reply to them which makes no sense at all unless it refers to Hilary.
"fizzing at the bum..."
There's some wrongness right there.
And you saw fit to comment about what Hilary would do, but then said "who cares what she does".
Makes little sense but whatevs.
Glad you picked that Westie (no pun intended), heard it a few years ago and never forgot it.
Not quite sure what it refers too but the visuals are funny, especially HRC.
"On April 2, 2015, Clinton confirmed her support for an agreement to lift economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on the country's nuclear program, calling it "an important step" in controlling the nation's security. In January 2016, Clinton said, "I'm very proud of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. I was very pleased to be part of what the president put into action when he took office. I was responsible for getting those sanctions imposed which put the pressure on Iran. It brought them to the negotiating table which resulted in this agreement. But I think we still have to carefully watch them.""
Hillary Clinton called President Trump's decision to disavow the Iran nuclear deal a "major mistake" and described the decision as part of an impulsive pattern that "could prove to be dangerous.”
So you DO care what she would have done!
I'm glad we've sorted that out!
And if you think Hilary's policies as President would remain the same as her policies as candidate, I've got a bridge for sale...
"Her affinity for the armed forces is rooted in a lifelong belief that the calculated use of military power is vital to defending national interests, that American intervention does more good than harm and that the writ of the United States properly reaches, as Bush once put it, into “any dark corner of the world.” Unexpectedly, in the bombastic, testosterone-fueled presidential election of 2016, Hillary Clinton is the last true hawk left in the race."
And after all that Hilary's done, to talk of Trump's "dangerous patterns" is hilarious.
Funniest food pics ever sent between bro and I, I was in the West Country enjoying a pint after a surf in a lovely pub, deluxe salad 3 pounds 50 pence. Massive bowl, so I sent pic to him. He was waiting for a plane up to Karratha and messaged back a pic of the most mangled salad in one of those plastic chinese takeaway containers, $18.50 AU.
Pauline voted against a senate inquiry into corruption at crown. How you feeling about that Blowie? She’s your protest vote isn’t she?
Spot on Blowin and our political talking heads continue with the plunder offering collective nothings other than guaranteed over-population, squandered natural resources and a palpably diminishing quality of life . . . and the band played waltzing maPonzi . . .
I was surveying one of these sub-townships in Plantagenet WA wine country, and came across the book 'Memories of my Melancholy Whores' at the lunch table. A good read.
Great link Factotum!
Interesting read, only really relevant though if you feel you have a problem though no?
I’ve had some of the best times of my life while drinking and high.
Although having a kid recently I couldn’t think of anything worse than getting home at 8:00am fuck eyed and knowing that there’s a little person who is depending on you to look after them. So it’s going to be a looong time before the next big night.
It doesn’t have to become an issue for everyone.
Yeah agree with both of you Blowin and GF. All in moderation and being aware of that.
Good chat lads.....
I’ve had periods of not drinking (only a few months here or there) mainly as a trial to monitor the physical and mental health benefits.
Have dabbled with the thought of not drinking at all but come back to the whole balance thing. Jeez it’s bloody nice to have a quiet beer of a weekend and seems quite harmless when kept in check.
Having a bunch of little ones my self it is definitely the ultimate moderator as was mentioned above.
Was over there 10 years ago and Sihanoukville was just a small backpackers hangout....seems like the chinese know how to fuk everything,coming to a country near you .
A town near you more like Simba, as the Australian Government sells more and more of Australia off to the Chinese. The Kiwis put a stop to it, would seem they are ahead of us once again
yes MH your right...happening everywhere......so far the kiwis are ahead of the game.
Blowin tell me how we resist now?
Blowin , it's too late to stop the Chinese , they have bought their way into our government , both Liberal and labor...neither party wants an investigation into Crown Casino's .
An investigation will find we have let various Chinese criminals / spy into the country , the gamble ,launder money and buy political favours , get visa's for $1m...etc
read this https://www.theage.com.au/national/where-s-the-outrage-there-s-a-bigger-...
then read about how you can shoot wombats as sport on some of the new chinese owned properties....https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/wombats-and-whales-fur-flies...
so nice to think that we are still in control ??
I love the way proponents of these developments like Balaclava refer to a boon for the local economy, jobs, tourism, blah blah blah.
Well I say fuck your boon - we don't need it nor do we want it. Time after time proposals like this being put forward by the developers are so out of sync with the local environment and community's lifestyle that it's an insult to the residents in that community.
Unfortunately it's hard to be optimistic here, and I agree with you Brutus, we've probably let the horse bolt a while back on this issue and that Chinese hay is much tastier than the local one!!!
Blowin....our politicians and business's are the ones responsible for being corrupted by China.
It's not China's fault Australia is open to being corrupted by China , I mean we have the head of Australia's Border Force saying on camera there have been MP's and cabinet ministers who lobbied to have Chinese criminals/spys escorted from the airport direct to Crown Casino.......
There needs to be a Royal commission , but there seems to be no political appetite as we are already so economically reliant on China , they can destroy us now within!!
agree blowin. these brands are gutless and completely self interested. they can make profits everywhere, but too greedy to tell china to fuck off. the grovelling is embarrassing. the chinese actor/model i completely understand, she has to live there. i’m boycotting them all but since i’ve never bought any of their ridiculously overpriced shit and never would, not sure my stance on this will change the world
Salvation army would probably fit you out in a nice cream surfari suit for summer Blowin.All aussie made by aussie chinese in eastwood! win win
Fox TV Week Guide.
[ Twitter ] OZ #1 prisoner - 'The 2nd coming!'
"Lord Saviour Pell compares his suffering to that of the Son of God."
'Twitter' further corrupts Pell's appeal (live Wed 21st Aug) (Coincidence?)
Ask how can Pell's Letter be fully investigated before Trial. (Appeal seen as unjust!)
[Good News Week] The two issues are now One Headline....(Praise be to God!)
tbb won't bother with links as you'll soon be swimming in piles of Fake Pell NEWS
Everyone's Week from Pell...The Holy War is upon us.
[ 4 Chan ] NZ #1 prisoner - 'Call to Arms!'
Tarrant's Call to Arms for anti immigration 'Great Conflict for 'our people' to survive.
[Breaking news] Request trial move from Christchurch to Auckland. (Coincidence?)
Comes on the back of Trial date overlapping Ramadan ...(A fair Trial?)
Will both of these prisoners be robbed of fair hearings due to 'accidental breaches'?
Both now heralded as persecuted Martyrs by their religious flock just like dear Izzy.
Two breaches of highest profile prisoners in same week, both deemed accidental?
Both look certain to have moved goalposts for own immediate needs.(Too easy!)
Evil preachers have God moving in mysterious ways to twist persecuted agenda.
Oz votes [ Yes ] to a gangland-bible belting
PM Scomo...Freedom to preach hate sermons from prison/s. [ Tick ] & [ Tick ] Win!
PM is also on Trial ...Should Pell lose appeal PM vowed to strip Order of OZ.
Everyone check yer Star Charts then check under yer beds just in case.
So we are a banana republic afterall
Very lucky fellow! Had just done Avalanche training which helped him maintain calm.
bonus: Tassie BOM suggesting they will have snow to 400m today, the Overland track would look absolutely beautiful (and be freezing) in those conditions.
Have it cunts