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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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garyg1412 commented Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 12:52pm

Didn't some famous person once say "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth". Could be the politicians and media weren't as corrupt and biased in his day.

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factotum commented Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 1:05pm

Long Ago, Far Away
WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

To preach of peace and brotherhood
Oh, what might be the cost!
A man he did it long ago
And they hung him on a cross
Long ago, far away
These things don’t happen
No more, nowadays

The chains of slaves
They dragged the ground
With heads and hearts hung low
But it was during Lincoln’s time
And it was long ago
Long ago, far away
Things like that don’t happen
No more, nowadays

The war guns they went off wild
The whole world bled its blood
Men’s bodies floated on the edge
Of oceans made of mud
Long ago, far away
Those kind of things don’t happen
No more, nowadays

One man had much money
One man had not enough to eat
One man he lived just like a king
The other man begged on the street
Long ago, far away
Things like that don’t happen
No more, nowadays

One man died of a knife so sharp
One man died from the bullet of a gun
One man died of a broken heart
To see the lynchin’ of his son
Long ago, far away
Things like that don’t happen
No more, nowadays

Gladiators killed themselves
It was during the Roman times
People cheered with bloodshot grins
As eyes and minds went blind
Long ago, far away
Things like that don’t happen
No more, nowadays

And to talk of peace and brotherhood
Oh, what might be the cost!
A man he did it long ago
And they hung him on a cross
Long ago, far away
Things like that don’t happen
No more, nowadays, do they?

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factotum commented Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 1:13pm

Something Like a Phenomenon.

"Someone who presents with narcissistic personality traits can be difficult to distinguish from someone who is experiencing mild to moderate hypomania (bipolar mood elevation less acute than full mania) with grandiose perceptions of self."

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/bipolar-you/201310/the-relations...

Mental health fitness tips for the Summer festive season.

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2016/12/why-the-holid...

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 3:25pm

I like a damn lot of Corbyn’s policies but can’t understand why he’s against Brexit.

He makes a fuss of demanding people respect the drive for independence of Scotland, Cuba and others but refuses to respect the desire of Britons restore sovereignty and to self determinate even after they’ve utilised direct democracy to insist that’s what they want.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 3:54pm
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Blowin commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 4:08pm

Just more obfuscation. He’s stated previously that he wasn’t in support of it .

The people voted out .....get out of the way and let them have it. They didn’t vote for a deal Brexit or a no deal Brexit. They voted for Brexit 3 years ago and Corbyn has no intention of allowing it . He doesn’t want it , that is not in question.

Why doesn’t he want it is the question.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 at 5:21pm

Media (see above) seepage. But then there is The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/26/corbyn-must-resign...

Some reading.

"Of all the criticisms of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, of which there are many, one of the more prominent in recent times has been the party’s ambiguous stance on Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn was heavily criticised during and after the 2016 referendum for his lukewarm support for the Remain campaign, famously assessing his support for EU membership as a “Seven, seven-and-a-half out of ten”.

Historically, Corbyn has not been a supporter of EU membership, voting against continued membership in the 1975 referendum. But his reasons for this are very different to those offered by groups such as UKIP or the Conservatives.

While the Labour Party has been very pro-European in recent history, this was not always the case, and in the 1980s the party leadership was much more hostile towards Europe. During the New Labour years, MPs such as Corbyn were a relic of Labour’s past, ardent left-wingers who saw the EU as a capitalist club, opposed to the socialist roots of the Labour Party.

After pledging to respect the result of the 2016 referendum, the Labour Party adopted an ambiguous stance on Brexit for most of Theresa May’s time as prime minister. The strategy initially proved to be somewhat successful, with the party effectively sitting on the fence and letting the issue of Europe tear the Conservatives apart."

https://theconversation.com/labours-brexit-policy-explained-127380

Deeper reading.

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/grace-blakeley-corbyn-is-looki...

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stunet commented Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 at 1:20pm

"The giant foreign corporations who extract the most from Australian soils and seabeds have once again paid the least in tax, dollar for dollar. Michael West reports on the fifth year of transparency data from the Australian Tax Office."

"Oil and gas majors ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, again paid zip in 2017-2018. Serial offender Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, the money magicians from Brookfield, the “Giant Vampire Squid” Goldman Sachs, a bunch of coal companies and frackers again showed zero income tax payable."

https://www.michaelwest.com.au/fleecing-australia-tax-office-data-dump-shows-the-usual-large-culprits-paying-no-tax/

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crg commented Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 at 1:44pm

That shit is criminal Stu. How do they get away with it, and maybe more importantly, why do we let them? I'm pretty passive mostly, but fuck those corporate cunts paying fuck all shits me!!

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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factotum commented Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 at 1:58pm

Murdoch. That name and the damage in three countries.

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garyg1412 commented Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 at 2:23pm

What's even more shitful Crg is that the high flyers running these thieving companies write off bucketloads of their personal tax obligations as well so the joke is a double one on all of us normal PAYG mugs. How hard can it be to have an equitable taxation system. That just might be a rhetorical question.

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factotum commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 11:23am
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Blowin commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 1:09pm

Bump...

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factotum commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 2:15pm
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Blowin commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 3:33pm

Don’t you think it’s intriguing that when some petty bitch or another proscribes Dunning-Kruger, cognitive dissonance or the inherent stupidity of the human race that they always seem to imagine they are exempt ?

But then again , the same dumb cunts thought that Alannis Morrisett’s song actually depicted irony.

I blame the education system. But then again , you can’t make a sculpture with clay that is prone to slump.

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factotum commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 3:33pm

Petty bitch = dog for Xmas?

Mum. Paging mum...

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Blowin commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 3:35pm

Bump

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factotum commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 3:40pm

Isn't it moronic?

http://www.collegehumor.com/post/229130/lines-from-alanis-morissettes-ir...

Paging Alanis again to come check this out.

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factotum commented Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 at 11:10pm

Gotta love an arse-covering edit, hey Blowie?

You were better with your old infamous "."

Well, more enlightening anyway.

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factotum commented Sunday, 29 Dec 2019 at 11:22pm
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randysavage commented Sunday, 29 Dec 2019 at 3:15pm

Funniest, most cutting, best written summary of our current predicament.
Please Read

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factotum commented Thursday, 2 Jan 2020 at 9:45pm

Scotty from Marketing's belief system.

https://www.chick.com/products/tract?stk=0030

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factotum commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 12:35pm
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Optimist commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 4:07pm

Yawn, I see Facto is still having long conversations with himself.
Yes God gave us a nice garden to look after called earth.
We can do better.
The guy who started permaculture now works for the Princess of Jordan transforming the desert into a beautiful place.
He also said 7 billion people isn't enough workers to fully re-green the very spacious planet...We need more.
..I love that ..a positive attitude...Cup half full kinda guy.

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factotum commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 4:09pm

...and yet here you are.

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mattlock commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 4:13pm

Thanks for conversing that second link Facto. The beliefs postulated would be laughable if the article were fiction. Instead it is scary.

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 5:24pm

When in doubt, just leave it to God. What could go wrong,

"They believe that God loves humans and, ultimately, humans can do what they like with natural resources, because God will take care of the global climate."

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factotum commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 5:40pm

I want SmoKo's views on all this on the record. Not just marketing bilge showing him churching it up.

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adam12 commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 8:46pm

Some interesting things I learned about our PM in the last few days, may have been overlooked in light of the fires. Hawaii was the return stopover, he went to New York for the opening of a Hillsong Church, hence the secrecy around his whereabouts. He came home a day earlier than planned. The other one was that he hired an empathy coach last year, at taxpayers expense. The guy quit the job after a short period of time.

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Blowin commented Friday, 3 Jan 2020 at 9:34pm

Please tell me that none of that is true.

Particularly the empathy coach bit.

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factotum commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 7:55am

"History repeats itself, first time as tragedy, second as farce."

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sypkan commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 10:14am

...except your proposition is fundamentally flawed...

aside from them both being desperate partisan attacks

....the impeachment of trump is a coup, manufactured by fuckwits desperately trying to hold onto power

clinton did have his cock sucked

as a result, the public aren't falling for it, it's actually working in his favour... a bugger that!

so a cute meme facto, but I believe you like to refer to it as a 'false equivelance'

clinton played with the cigar

trump did something apparently,

something exactly the same as biden, obama, and clinton did in similar circumstances,

just seems to be no one around to confirm it...

so

no smoking gun...

no semen-ed dress....

nothing...

false equivelance...

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factotum commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 10:31am

Hahahahaha. What?!

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adam12 commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 4:05pm

Blowin' it is true mate, google Scott Morrison empathy coach, it's all there

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udo commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 4:12pm

stvklby insta
Steve Kilbey of 'The Church' fame re Sco Mo..

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Blowin commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 4:19pm

Serious question.

Is our a Prime Minister autistic ? Does he have Asperger’s syndrome ?

Or is he just a fully-blown , irredeemable cockhead ?

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sypkan commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 4:31pm

...all of the above...

hence the empathy coach

not even being flippant or a smart arse, this time....

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sypkan commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 4:34pm

seriously, I just heard the guy give another press conference, he still hasn't a clue about what people are pissed about, the man has no self awareness whatsoever

bonafide diagnosis

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AndyM commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 5:03pm

Sociopathic religious fundamentalist.

Never going to end well.

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stunet commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 5:43pm

PvO from The Australian reporting on select journalists being removed from Bega press conference:

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mattlock commented Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 at 6:17pm

Rupert is going to sack PvO for sure.

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Balance commented Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 at 7:47am

Our mate Scotty has put together an outstanding propoganda piece

Just think...highly unlike him...he missed a slight opportunity...like utilising those mojo guys...

How do you feel...the countries hot but you got big Scott with his hands on the wheel...or something along those lines

I personally found him far more bearable whilst taking care of things from hawaii

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factotum commented Monday, 6 Jan 2020 at 8:47am

When in doubt, wheel out the ol' desiccated coconut. Liberal PR 101.
Scotty from Marketing and the team are getting real desperate.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/john-howard-praises-scott-morris...

Channel nine. Still the one!

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factotum commented Monday, 6 Jan 2020 at 3:44pm
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factotum commented Monday, 6 Jan 2020 at 3:45pm

"Prescribed burning is a widely accepted wildfire hazard reduction technique; however, knowledge of its effectiveness remains limited. To address this, we employ simulations of a widely used fire behaviour model across the ecologically diverse Australian island state of Tasmania. We simulate three broad scenarios: (1) no fuel treatment, (2) a maximal treatment, with the most possible prescribed burning within ecological constraints, and (3) 12 hypothetically more implementable state-wide prescribed-burning plans. In all simulations, we standardised fire-weather inputs to represent regionally typical dangerous fire-weather conditions. Statistical modelling showed that an unrealistically large maximal treatment scenario could reduce fire intensity in three flammable vegetation types, and reduce fire probability in almost every vegetation type. However, leverage analysis of the 12 more-realistic implementable plans indicated that such prescribed burning would have only a minimal effect, if any, on fire extent and that none of these prescribed-burning plans substantially reduced fire intensity. The study highlights that prescribed burning can theoretically mitigate wildfire, but that an unrealistically large area would need to be treated to affect fire behaviour across the island. Rather, optimisation of prescribed burning requires careful landscape design at the local scale. Such designs should be based on improved fire behaviour modelling, empirical measurement of fuels and analysis of actual wildfires."

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Coaster commented Monday, 6 Jan 2020 at 4:40pm

Deleted. Link already posted in another thread.

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factotum commented Monday, 6 Jan 2020 at 7:03pm
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factotum commented Wednesday, 8 Jan 2020 at 1:58pm

"The greatest asset of the propagandists is the belief that we haven’t been propagandized."

An Australian's view.

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/on-the-idiotic-partisan-debate-over-r...

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factotum commented Friday, 10 Jan 2020 at 12:37pm