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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indo-dreaming Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021 at 9:24pm

Ha ha i saw that story yesterday.

Marxist? or savy capitalist?

The thing that article doesn't mention that i read elsewhere is the most recent house she purchased at Topanga.

"The racial makeup of Topanga Canyon was 7,313 (88.2%) White (84.5% Non-Hispanic White),[14] 117 (1.4%) African American, 35 (0.4%) Native American, 353 (4.3%) Asian, 3 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 125 (1.5%) from other races, and 343 (4.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 534 persons (6.4%)."

Crazy world we are living in thats for sure.

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sypkan Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021 at 10:05pm

american capitalism knows no bounds

even for marxists!

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Craig Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 3:40pm

Jeez Udo, got RSI scrolling through that horror show.

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udo Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 3:43pm

Some sick shit that is -read it twice and still cant quite grasp the family tree
Watch out where your mountain biking Nettle..

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stunet Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 3:59pm

Got shivers reading that shit.

Think I'm right, Udo, doesn't sound like they're interested in anyone with a different surname.

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seaslug Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 4:23pm

Fuuuuuuuuuk Udo

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AndyM Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 4:40pm

I felt genuinely queasy.
Couldn’t read it all.

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 4:57pm

And that story just kept going and going, pretty sad though a lot of farked up life's and even if a member could escape and try to make a half normal life imagine the stigma attached that they could never escape.

Anyone notice on the family tree Paula & Cherry don't have offspring, wonder what their stories are, i wonder if infertile or if they some how escaped from the whole thing.

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arcadia Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 6:18pm

For another sickening tale of family life, read about Fred and Rose West. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_West

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stunet Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 8:06pm

Twenty years later, Viz Comics is still delivering:

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seaslug Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 8:34pm

Viz, love it

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tubeshooter Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 9:03pm

It's one faarkin word forfucksake.

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san Guine Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 9:11pm

stunet wrote:

Got shivers reading that shit.

Think I'm right, Udo, doesn't sound like they're interested in anyone with a different surname.


Yeah I felt the shivers as well.
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goofyfoot Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 at 9:13pm

Udo that’s hideous. It’s like the most fucked up movie couldn’t have that storyline. I can’t comprehend it tbh

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san Guine Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 10:47am

Anyone interested in cryptic crosswords?

Here's Friday 9/4/21, 17 across clue from DA:

"Great for surfer to be buzzed about extreme locality" (6).

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Craig Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 11:09am

This is cool!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Pete James (@petejamesphoto)

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Craig Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 11:11am
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marcus Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 12:40pm

yorkessurfer wrote:

“How good is Australia?”


yeeew
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Craig Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 1:03pm

udo wrote: https://medium.com/invironment/what-i-learned-from-a-year-of-dumpster-di...

Would be interesting to have a scope around Manly..

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wally Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 4:10pm

san Guine wrote: Anyone interested in cryptic crosswords?
Here's Friday 9/4/21, 17 across clue from DA:

"Great for surfer to be buzzed about extreme locality" (6).

Thanks san Guine. A bit of fun. I’m sure you got it out, but..

The answer is GNARLY. Which is the answer to the question, “Great for surfer”

The supporting cryptic clues.
“buzzed about” - ‘buzzed’, as in, phoned, as in RANG. ‘about’ meaning in reverse order = GNAR
“extreme locality”- Get the extreme (at the ends) letters in the word locality = LY

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tubeshooter Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 4:59pm

Well I wasn't expecting to be impressed by a response to a crossword question , but far out Wally,, you da man.

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etarip Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 5:44pm

Love a cryptic crossword, but I’m not much good at them. Sometimes I get on a roll but I’ve never nailed a whole one.
I’m reading David Astle’s “Rewording the Brain” at the moment that’s a step- through of cryptic techniques and tips.

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Craig Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 6:26pm

Wow good work wally.

I love anagrams, get them almost instantly or within a few seconds.

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Fliplid Friday, 16 Apr 2021 at 7:21pm

Not about anagrams but another type of mental gymnastics. Blown away by these kids, especially right at the end of the clip with the last set of numbers

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09djyqj/the-ancient-tool-used-in-japan-t...

By the way, impressive effort Wally

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Supafreak Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 6:39am

D638-A3-A7-C76-E-4034-BDE7-1-C3-F3-FB72-E2-D

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san Guine Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 8:27am

Nice one Wally and well explained.

etarip, DA has great advice on solving cryptics but his crosswords are definitely 'advanced mode'. For the tyro, I think The Herald Sun still has the 2 speed crosswords, but if you are more competent, then the The SMH/Age gets harder as the week progresses.

.I'm a little obsessed by cryptics (almost on a par with surfing), I do DA's every week. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with a solution!
I find them very mentally relaxing and a great cerebral workout.

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Blowin Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 8:43am
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Fliplid Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 9:21am

Tax free and tax payer funded.

Still trying to work out why morrison is okay with that kind of fraud, multiplied by hundreds of instances when taking into account all the providers of aged care, education, employment services etc but crucifies Christine Holgate for a one off gift of watches.

He could at least shed a tear for the deceased

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 10:11am

Okay the scale of $$$ is a bit different but on a similar theme saw this during the week, this is a complete joke, how on earth can a protest group that's members often get arrested for being a nuisance and disrupting legal operating business somehow be a charity and even receive Job keeper???

"A cashed up charity which targets forestry and some mining operations in Tasmania spent $761,000 on staff and $116,000 on travel last financial year.

The Bob Brown Foundation - named after the former Australian Greens leader - reported an annual surplus of $322,000 to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and raised more than $1.05 million from fundraising activities and $190,000 from bequests.

The foundation is exempt from income tax under a section of the Income Tax Assessment Act which covers entities including registered charities, scientific institutions, public education institutions and some others.

It has targeted various forestry operations over the years, as well as Venture Minerals Limited's developing Riley Iron Ore Mine near Tullah.

Arrests are often made at its protests when activists attach themselves to equipment and so on.
The situation has fuelled attempts to change laws from the state government and moves in a similar direction from state Labor.

The foundation reported $229,000 of income from sales of products for the year and spent $8545 on speaking fees for Dr Brown.

Other line items in the financial report to the commission included $238,000 in grants, $201,000 in consulting and professional fees, $45,000 in computer expenses and $81,000 listed as sundry expenses.

"These figures show that the Bob Brown Foundation have turned protesting into a business," Tasmanian Forest Products Association chief executive Nick Steel said.

"They paid over three quarters of a million dollars in wages and well over $100,000 on travel.

How much of this money was used to pay people to protest and to fly in protesters from interstate and overseas?

"It's also interesting to see that the Bob Brown Foundation is actually paying Bob Brown to speak at its events.

"All of this is being subsidised by the taxpayer because the Bob Brown Foundation is registered as a so-called charity.

"The federal government needs to step in immediately and make sure taxpayers aren't subsidising organisations like the Bob Brown Foundation, which is clearly trying to destroy the jobs of hard-working Tasmanians."

Foundation chief executive Steven Chaffer said it had never paid people to protest.

"We pay our campaign staff to organise campaigns and many people choose to attend our peaceful protests, from Tasmania and interstate," he said.

"The hackneyed myth that we are paying people to protest is Trumpian: knowingly misleading, childish and wrong."

He said the foundation's tax-deductible status reflected the fact the Register of Environmental Organisations considered it to be carrying out important, useful and effective work to protect the natural environment.

"Our donors continue to support our work because they believe we are playing a vital role in helping to protect Australia's wild places and its wildlife," he said.

"In 2019-20, income sources were as follows: donations, 59 per cent; sales and events, 16 per cent; grants, 12 per cent; bequests, 11 per cent; membership fees, 1 per cent; other, 1 per cent.

"The grants received in 2019-20 were from private philanthropic funding bodies.

"Like hundreds of thousands of other Australian organisations and companies, Bob Brown Foundation qualified for, and received, JobKeeper payments during 2019-20."

He said it employed 15 staff (12.6 full-time equivalents).

"Since 2012, when we had one part-time staff member, we have recruited and employed a steadily growing number of hard-working, dedicated staff who do an excellent job in working to protect Tasmania's greatest asset, its natural environment," Mr Chaffer said.

https://www.victorharbortimes.com.au/story/7199867/bob-browns-environmen...

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san Guine Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 10:24am

"These figures show that the Bob Brown Foundation have turned protesting into a business," Tasmanian Forest Products Association chief executive Nick Steel said.

Haha... A business man protesting about protestors becoming business men...no irony there!

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Blowin Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 11:07am

The real President. Democracy......lol

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1383121819855691779

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Blowin Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 11:09am

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sypkan Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 1:22pm

...good ol' mr suga looks rather underwhelmed by the whole situation...

and lil' kamala looks totally overwhemed by the awkwardness of the situation...

I used to think she was ok, ...thought it no biggy joe's just an absent minded seat warmer... aside from major shamscam the dnc has pulled on the voting public that is...

but she looks out of her depth

a) either she's not much more competent than joe - a pretty low bar given his current, cough cough ...condition... b) she's a total puppet like joe... c) she's so morally compromised she feels uncomfortable, ...not like joe... or d) she knows what a joke the whole little charade thing is coming across as, and knows the only people they are fooling are themselves... hence the awkwardness...

she's gotta be clever and competent, surely?

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Blowin Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 2:05pm

Like Scomo you mean?

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sypkan Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 2:59pm

...more clever

...less sociopath

I would've thought...

but the last few times I've heard her speak, she sounds totally hopeless

...too much pressure? ...too many constraints? ...too conpromised?

I honestly cannot believe she has made herself as uncontactable as joe, especially being appointed to the border 'challenge' ...the 'challenge' that's not a crisis... not a single appearance, not a single word...

there's some hard to dismiss weird shit goin on in that democrat party ...some real weird, we've got way too much to hide, no 'transparency' at all weird twisted shit...

an absolute sham of a government, trump was an abortion, but at least he faced the public with his warts and all agenda

an accountable abortion, which is kind of ironic... again...

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udo Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 7:35pm
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D-Rex Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 at 9:29pm

Why does the USA need a very high border wall? Illegals don't think its currently high enough to stop dropping bubs over. Just let them all come in willy nilly I (and Joe) say. https://nypost.com/2021/04/15/shocking-video-shows-smuggler-drop-child-o...

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san Guine Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 8:03am
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san Guine Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 7:54pm

For fans of the 'round ball game', this is an absolute travesty.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/apr/18/gary-neville-premier-le...

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udo Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021 at 11:47am

san Guine you will like this..
https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/a-mysterious-mass-in-a-mans-kidn...(Discover+Magazine)?utm_source=digg

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indo-dreaming Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 8:37am

The verdict on George Floyd Derek Chauvin thing is in, he has been found guilty on all charges.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-21/derek-chauvin-guilty-of-murdering...

What's going to be really interesting is if people will still riot?

There was riots only last week in various area's of USA over another shooting incident, and Antifa also set on the fire the immigration centre last week in Portland (with people inside)

Logic would say in regard to the trial this is the best outcome possible and there should be no need to riot, but it's still so hard to see people not finding an excuse to riot and loot some free stuff, almost seems a part of USA culture.

I guess time will tell.

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D-Rex Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 8:50am

I'm sure people will find an excuse Indo...BTW what chance did the poor copper ever have of a fair trial?

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AndyM Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 8:51am

Gotta say I find the mural of George Floyd in that ABC article pretty offensive.

Reminds of the Serena Williams cartoon.

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batfink Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 9:48am

Funny that you’d be concerned about the Bob Brown foundation, Indo. Such piddling numbers for what looks like legitimate charitable work.

The churches were largely government funded paedophile rings for decades, organisations on the left and the right are granted charitable status, right wing ‘think tanks’ (oxymoron) get charitable status, pretty sure the IPA get by in that.

Malcolm Turnbull’s government gave $500M to a company that had no physical business premises, just a mail box in Adelaide somewhere, to ‘promote save the Barrier Reef’ action. Years later, very little has come of that.

A million other examples.

And you focus on that?

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batfink Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 9:49am

That Russian woman reddit thread was hilarious, I’ve already lost half a morning on it. Damn!

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garyg1412 Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 9:52am

D-Rex I reckon that "poor" copper made some poor choices which has landed him where he is.

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indo-dreaming Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 10:09am

@batfink

While i dont agree with tax free status of many organisations, such as many churches unless they have evidence that they really are doing positive things for the community and not just lip service, i mean like actually providing funds or services to people in need, for example the salvation army.

The bob brown foundation is much different because it encourages people to disrupt and basically bully legal operating business and even partake in illegal activities that do result in charges laid, hence a very big difference.