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factotum started the topic in Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 2:21pm

For when one interesting things thread isn't enough.

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AndyM commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 6:30pm

So nothing clear and worthwhile to say Pup?

Nothing like, we can object to the TPP, object to bi-partisan corruption and object to Chinese influence in Australia at the same time?

Maybe you can't walk and chew gum at the same time Pup, either that or you're massively compromised somewhere along the line.

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fitzroy-21 commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 6:39pm

Has he ever, ever, bought anything worthwhile to the table........no.......

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Pupkin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 8:25pm

"From today I declare Australia is under new management and is once more open for business." - Tony Abbott's victory speech.

Thanks for that contribution, Fitzy.

And Andy, regarding all that, isn't it a given? Especially regarding all stages of the TPP, and my explicit criticism. I dunno, maybe you missed it. Speaking about trade agreements, missed my ChAFTA stuff too I guess.

And for those that don't know, ChAFTA is the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement.

Funny, negotiations began in 2005 under Howard, and completed in 2014 and signed between the two countries on 17 June 2015, all under Abbott.

Open for business, indeed.

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AndyM commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 7:26pm

So why the real reluctance to call out any Chinese dodginess?

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fitzroy-21 commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 7:41pm

Probably because he directly benefits from it.

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AndyM commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 7:43pm

In what way?

Righteous emotional indignation?

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sypkan commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 8:08pm

you still don't get it facto

smart as fuck but dumb as fuck

you are just like that pompous twit on outsiders, quoting your bullshit one eyed classical literature, only difference is, he has at least some capacity to read contemporay politics

dumb cunt

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Fliplid commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 8:09pm

Late to the party again, but re the airline bailouts, yes should be some national ownership. Instead they walk away with no liability.

However once again the public gets shafted with the government refusing any guarantee for super funds if there is a run on them caused by a change of policy allowing access to a portion of super, at the worst possible time. This change alone is a disaster for retirement savings of anyone with a low balance.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/27/industry-super-fu...

Any weakening of the industry funds would be considered a good outcome for the LNP, afterall they were trying for that before the banking royal commission.

Access shouldn’t be allowed at a time like this with almost half the value lost in the market.

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sypkan commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 8:19pm

"In what way?"

he's on the pay roll

either that, or he's so beholden to his ideology he's got a soft spot for xi. a bit of column a + column b

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Pupkin commented Friday, 27 Mar 2020 at 10:06pm

Careful Fliplid, none of that. China's over that way.

Sypkahn, you watch Outsiders!? You do know it's an actual show, yeah?

Either answer will be telling.

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sypkan commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 5:30am

...only when I'm at my mates house who has cable. I refuse to give murdoch any money whatsoever. he's a dog...

like you

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sypkan commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 5:32am

that pompous twit really is like you too

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sypkan commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 5:35am

or you're like him...

a classical, conservative, condescending wanker

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Pupkin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 8:24pm

Ho ho ho. Triggered!

Speaking of which...

You've got a hard on for Rita Panahi too I bet...like Indo and Optimist.

Ah, the company we keep.

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sypkan commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 12:02pm

Ok, somebody, anybody, tell me what the hell is going on here...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=194848138621587&id=100042892...

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Pupkin commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 12:21pm

Grotty ass bitch?

In your Facebook feed?

Ah, the company we keep.

https://youtu.be/Ae2IamvBPvw

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sypkan commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 1:30pm

actually , the company you keep...

projecting, again

the irony, again

https://youtu.be/Ae2IamvBPvw

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Pupkin commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 2:21pm

Hahaha. Got nothing yet again, Sypkahn.

Repeating yourself, aping, mumbling and stumbling.

Stop it, bro. You're killing yourself!

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AndyM commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 2:28pm

Pup, it's you that's barely said a sensible word.

Why are you so reluctant to call out shit behaviour by and for China?
And why do you try to shoot down anyone who does?
Worried that the chick with the arts degree won't talk to you anymore?

The Guardian and the SMH are not exactly Fox news if you know what I mean.

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Pupkin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 8:23pm

No, Andy I don't know what you mean. Calling out ChAFTA or the treatment of Uighurs or the Chinese government view of Taiwan (cool country by the way...anyone else been there?) may not register as strongly with you as incessantly posting anti-Chinese whatever for years, or more recently during this crisis shrieking "fucking vibrant scum", or group-think (like that?) posting FB slop titled "grotty ass bitch" as what? balance?

Actually, remember when the Don Dale incident occurred, and that's when it was decided on here it would be a perfect time to talk about so-called 'reverse racism' at QUT?

Call it what you want, but jumping onboard with the resident 24/7 Sinophobe bigot, well any ethnicity with him really, and others whipped into an anxious frenzy (though at least understandable to a degree on their part), well, it's not for me.

Back to "give 'em enough rope" on the 2GB thread, hey Andy?

And step away from the threads.

Good idea. Maybe.

A passing note: Isolation is going to do some weird shit to people. And it will be evident. It already is.

I include myself there.

Personally, time to cook and read more. And other indoor physical activities.

And surf too...just quietly.

Hahaha! Working from home!

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Blowin commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 5:01pm

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AndyM commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 5:31pm

I appreciate what you're saying but I guess the thing that's niggling me is that there very much seems to be an element of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" in this particular case.

I mean, China sends out people to pilfer from all over the world (as has Israel) and then to rub salt into the wound sells certain countries shit products as well.

Worth pointing the finger at in addition to Uighur genocide?

Yeah don't be afraid to get out of the house, don't know about you but it makes all the difference to me.

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 9:34pm

I put a 40 pound long tail tuna in that ice box I bought off you Andy.
come around and pick up a slice.

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AndyM commented Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 at 9:57pm

Haha, nice one!

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Blowin commented Sunday, 29 Mar 2020 at 7:33am

Off the rocks ?

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Balance commented Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020 at 10:50pm

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Balance commented Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020 at 10:54pm
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sypkan commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 8:16am
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sypkan commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 8:18am

... and most embarrassing twitter vid confronting WHO in that story is now missing...

"account suspended"

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 8:21am

Melissa Chan vid ....just in case anyone's feeling a bit sensitive...

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I focus commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 11:51am

WHO have been caught out in the politics of China / Taiwan, there has been some good commentary about the aggressive tactics of China using all the levers to isolate Taiwan using WHO is just the tip.

China also sends WHO a fair amount of funding so its messy.

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Pupkin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 12:35pm

The caravan has moved on, but the dogs continue to bark!

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Pupkin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 12:38pm

ATTENTION: This may only apply to WA residents, but then again, where there is a will, there is a way. WA has now enacted intra-state travel bans today, which restrict movement between defined regions. These will be in place for the foreseeable future.

Now, a known associate (or let’s call him a ‘business partner’) has come up with a scheme to circumvent these travel restrictions between regions, especially in regards to the upcoming Winter surfing season in the NW of WA. He is prepared to offer a covering letter stating that the recipient has essential employment in said region, thus allowing them to travel to said region. This can be tailored to suit whatever profession or trade you are involved in to aid in its veracity.

You may have heard ‘news’ that the Bluff and Gnaraloo have been locked down. Keep believing this ‘news’ if you wish (pssssst…it isn’t true for those in the know).

Of course there will be a fee attached in arranging this, and I must state that I myself will get a commission for every referral and successful transaction. There may even be scope for barter and/or trade in goods in lieu of cash, though this is still in the discussion stage.

Tough economic times call for creative and tough responses.

So, empty Bluff and Gnaraloo enticing enough?

Expressions of interest here will be noted, and direct messaging and correspondence worked out accordingly.

It’s already April*, and time waits for no surfer!

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simba commented Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 5:56am

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simba

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Pops commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 12:58pm

You're kidding right Pupkin? Profiteering off a pandemic?

He who hesitates is lost

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 1:13pm

A mouthy gronk encouraging crew to spread disease through the remote regions .

Does it get any worse ?

And then to believe that it was revealing of some kind of cunning when anyone with a paucityof character could get there easy enough.

If it wasn’t obvious bait you’d be speechless.

Would love to see Facto defending himself when Reed keels over from a virus that he’s bragged about potentially introducing for a few dollars.

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Eugene Green commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 1:33pm

You are the April fool Blumpkin. Good try, ya nerd.

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philosurphizing... commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 1:26pm

Probably appropriate to post this under this heading
Routine? movement of 300 tanks by rail in California.
Read into it what you will.
https://twitter.com/NBVCCalifornia/status/1242565847681359873
One of the comments mentions that the tanks are coming back from a military exercise in South Korea.
Which begs the question why would you send over 300 tanks, imagine just the cost of doing this.
Watch this space.

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 1:40pm

Methinks Puppy is April Foolin'....

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 9:22pm

What's essential is in God's hands

Mass Home Schooling bypasses 'Court Order Checks' & Rape Dungeon inspections.
https://7news.com.au/news/crime/mum-and-daughter-stabbed-to-death-buried...

Religion argues The Pill + Abortions + Sexual Health Clinics are 'Non Essential'.
Doctors too must Quarantine between States...being a further restriction...
Placing frightened women to hold out for longer.
Religious Right are currently running Health Policy & shutting down us/uk/oz clinics.
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/26/21195308/republicans-coronavirus-anti-abor...

Resulting in Govt sanctioned predators raping kids with limited Pill & no Abortions.

"Stay the Fuck in yer Rape Dungeon child sex slave...Praise be the Lord for corona!"

Corona Baby boom reveals that all newborn resemble their halfwit Grandparents.
(Trigger Point!) PM: "We're sorry but, no one could've foreseen that happening!"

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Pupkin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 4:27pm

*April 1st

“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

And the bottlos are closing!

No, really!!!!

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Pops commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 4:33pm

^Hoped as much, pupkin.
I think the whole pandemic thing has robbed me of my sense of humour.

He who hesitates is lost

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 4:49pm

I think GWB saying that “ Fool me “ quote is simultaneously the best and worst bit of political TV ever.

John Howard’s cricket bowl a close second.

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 5:11pm

Can I swap my kid's for one of those exemptions Pupkin?

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 5:36pm

You missed the joke Blowin?
In a nutshell.

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 at 11:19pm

That's not a Lockdown vs This is a Lockdown.
Essential Wharfies vs Non helpful Govt Army Blockade.
Triple Lockdown - Keep yer distance lads (Ouch!) You saw that!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8173905/Wharfies-stood-refusing...

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Pupkin commented Monday, 6 Apr 2020 at 11:39am

"Bottle shops have restrictions placed on them, but many have wondered how they’ve stayed open at all.

Dr Stephen Bright from ECU is here to explain the probable repercussions of removing alcohol from the community cold turkey during a pandemic."

https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/why-is-keeping-the-bottle-shops-open-so-n...

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Pupkin commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 4:49pm
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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 6:38pm

I fall smack bang in the Gen X years, but god i cant stand the "Ok boomer" thing it's just so so lame, every time i see it written i cringe and just want to slap someone.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 6:41pm

Facto is a boomer and he’s white and he’s racist.....is there anyone Facto hates more than himself.....no.