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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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adam12 commented Sunday, 26 Jul 2020 at 1:42pm

Joshy just highlights what is really important to his ilk which is clinging to power not achievement. But when the 19 hit the fan this Thatcherite Reaganlite didn't follow Friedman or Hayek did he? No it was John Maynard Keynes who saved the day again. If only Josh had been better at his chosen profession, tennis. He had cankles apparently.

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zenagain commented Sunday, 26 Jul 2020 at 1:43pm

Ha haaa ha...!

and Sarah Hanson-Young will whip 'em both out in parliament.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 26 Jul 2020 at 4:32pm

Yuppie Covid apps humiliate weak leaders to pull the trigger on Splinternet...
All jumping from US Clouds without Parachutes to crash in their own paddocks.

Big Brother apps made dumb-arse leaders look only half stupid. (Not a good look!)
Not being able to track their own demise without the foreign student's yuppie app.

Europe are dumping US Cloud security to beef up Leaders.
World Wide Web is splintering as all go it alone...keep yer eyes off our Pies.

Scomo spat out his worm, from his serve of Applezonian Humble Pie...

https://www.innovationaus.com/govt-finally-backs-sovereign-cloud-capabil...

Govt already paid PwC $38.3m to run the AWS census crash test on 10 Aug 2021

Galaxia 2021 Census report was released last Tuesday ...

Concerns over AWS Cloud Platform ..."May be security certified"?

ABS: IRAP assessments will be undertaken by Australian Signals Directorate.

ABS : Declare 'on-sell' of Data to ( IIS ) to part fund the Census...( Say Wot? )
ABS > (Milking a 99 yr Time Capsule wobbly) > "Information Integrity Solutions" ?
https://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/4a256353001af3ed4b2562bb0...$FILE/2021%20Census%20Admin%20Data%20PIA_IIS.pdf

IIS (PIA) Wish to marry the Census with (DATA) Framework ..(Here we fuckin' go!)

2021 Cenus ( Scomo's shopping cart ) News Reporter's scoop...Wot? Just forget it!
https://www.iispartners.com/clients
2021 Census *What's new! "A Shopping Cart of Bills in yer Letterbox!"...Well Durr!
Scomo's Census Crash Test Insurance...( Census Copies $2 ) ...Sorted !

(Report aims to reduce Census 4 year data retention) For wot good!
Delete Names : 18 months (6 months extra for Tech glitches)
Retaining Addresses : 24 months - *36 months (*ABS)
PIA (IIS) want more...ABS said Yeah! Yeah! Haven't ya got enough! Piss Off!

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/abs-to-keep-census-identity-data-on-file-...

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factotum commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 12:57am

Frodo Frydentwat, and thus PR Scotty, invoke Thatcher and Reagan.

FOR FUCKS SAKE.

Who voted for these destructive arse-clowns?

Justify, fucksticks. I for one would like to hear the pissy excuses.

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 1:35pm

Who voted for these destructive arse-clowns?
Labor - by sticking with Bilge Shunter, i mean Bort Shiltern, i mean Bill Shambles

Sheepdog

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factotum commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 2:04pm

Australian Idol strikes again, hey?

Hang on, did I say 'strikes'?? Whoops. Can't have that kind of lingo.

Wins again! Wins! 'Cos we love a winner!

How good is Straya?!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!!!!

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 1:51pm

There was a "surf culture " thread " up 10 minutes ago. It's vanished

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factotum commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 2:05pm

??

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blowfly commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 2:55pm

How not to run an election. A health crisis, an economic crisis and now ........ the risk of a huge political crisis.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/07/24/2020-election-disaster...

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 6:30pm

Fake News :
Hannah blows down Trump's 'Indestructible' US Border Wall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6NyZLeyXXs

Oops! So Sorry, Mr President Sir!

Breaking Fake News: Mexicans retreat as US citizens storm the Border!

Trump's earlier Wall fail took out Mexican endangered flora.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/30/nobody-can-build-i-can-buil...

They don't build Indestructible Border Walls like they used to!
Trump! Lays claim to tearing down more Border Wall than all US presidents combined.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 8:29pm

Funny stuff tbb.

Interesting read blowfly.

If you thought the 2016 US election was a shite fight then....

"Taken together, experts are anticipating an election in which it’s harder to vote, harder to count the votes, less clear who’s won, and more unpredictable than any election Americans have lived through. And that’s if everything goes smoothly."

Aaaahh US, land of the free.

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Vic Local commented Monday, 27 Jul 2020 at 8:50pm

this is a pretty good read about Trump's coordinated pre-election violence going on right now.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/27/trump-border-patrol-troo...

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 10:43am

Eve Black aka (Ned Kelly) refused Police Directives for I.D.
She weirdly thought that the Police were gonna kick her fuckin' head in!

"Police were Forced!" (Apparently Eve had cast a spell on them!)
Police were Forced to #SMASH# " the Car window Glass, in Eve's face!
https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-eve-black-arrest-victoria-...

Eve called for Police assist, who arrived in the blink of a very painful glassed eye..
Apparently it was cool as Police were swinging the new SD 1.51m Baseball Bat.

"So now about you stop spurting blood all over us & fetch yer License Miss Black!"
"It's in yer Glovebox under the Band Aids..just brush the Glass aside!"
"Now that wasn't so hard Miss Black, was it now...thanks for your cooperation!"

"It appears yer car is frightfully dangerous Miss Black."
"Might be best for yer own safety if Knuckles runs ya back home!"

[News]
Road Crews will reopen Carlton once the feral Dogs lick up the flesh & bone.
Cyclists can wait until the next flood washes the glass off onto the footpath.

Police were forced to serve Eve with a summons for 1,000,001 offences.
Police were forced to click their Jack boots & now the wicked witch is dead.
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDxjxJC_Xhc-uDVTaw...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

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views from the ... commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 8:42am

Reckon Id give the witch one though.
Make it rough and then boot it out with the broomstick.

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 9:02am

I hope the cops checked her car registration. These SovCit nutters think they don't have to pay for it. There's another charge to add to the wrap sheet and another thousand bucks to add to the total.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 9:34am

"Reckon Id give the witch one though."
Views from the Cockpit, you flyboys shag anything with a pulse. That's just how it is in commercial passenger aviation.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 9:54am

You'd wanna tread carefully there Views F.T.Cockpit

Got DEFCON 1 level stalker material written all over it

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 10:19am

Eve Black would probably make you pray before she let you into her land tube. Views, would you get on your knees for her?

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 11:11am

Busted! tbb was too polite to even go there...guilty as charged.
Real wild runaway filly was getting the lads hot under the collar.
Boyz in Blue had to break her in...Eve was leading good men astray, they say!

Scomo's Pentecostal borderline babes are also raising arc angel feathers
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8571571/Two-teenagers-centre-Qu...

Qldurrz issue a warning, apology & compo ...so sorry Victoria & Sydney & Qld.
Please ban them or Religion...you get to choose! ...Scomo sent us miracle workers!

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etarip commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 11:55am

Crew, I’m not really down with some of the comments above regarding sexualising the woman in the news story. Reckon Swellnet is better than that. Reckon you can leave that to PMs or 8chan?

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blowfly commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 1:07pm

Well said mate. Unfortunately misogyny is alive and well in the surfing community. They'll all be along in a minute calling us out for being politically correct when the reality is that they are relics from a bygone age who have failed to keep up with the times.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 1:22pm

Vintage Laurie.

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Vic Local commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 3:28pm

Unfortunately misogyny is alive and well in the surfing community. True, but I haven't seen it much on Swellnet. I've seen it a few times in the water. It's always some middle-aged deadshit who drops in, gets called off a wave and then mutters abuse just loud enough for the much younger girl to hear.
I've seen young girls in tears because of it. The best response is to speak with the girl and let her know you've got her back. Then tell a handful of the meanest looking locals about the situation, and then have a quiet word with the POS bully. Problem solved.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 3:53pm

I actually agree with etarip Im actually a bit politically correct in this area.

Although I think Swellnet is generally pretty good in this regard, same goes in the water these days.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 4:18pm

sexualisation is very different to misogyny. in fact, depending on the locus of agency they can be polar opposites.

the whole of Instagram is powered by babes, including ones like Eve Black, selling sexualised versions of themselves.

definition of Quixotic to try and shut that one down.

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etarip commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 8:23pm

FR. agree. The two are not synonymous, but often co-exist.

ID: I don’t think it’s PC. Just decency.

Blowfly: appreciate the support. I didn’t want my comment to start a slagging match. There’s enough of them on here...

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 6:27am

I actually agree with etarip Im actually a bit politically correct in this area ..... unless I’m at Dandy Markets where I’m like a a crazed animal, yeah baby

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AndyM commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 6:42am

Haha, and we’re off and running.

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AndyM commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 6:43am

This interpretation thing needs to become a regular.

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zenagain commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 8:30am

Cheers Guy- my first laugh of the day.

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stunet commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 9:21am

Watching the Shark Island camera the other day and saw a kite occasionally coming into view. Tracked him during one wave and took a few screen shots:

Saw him take a licking on one and lose his board, mustn't have been attached, and it looked like he had to fetch it off the rocks. Not easy on a big day.

Today Brad Hampson from Cronulla has posted a few shots of himself from the Island and they look remarkably similar...

This one taken just a split second earlier than Shot 3 above.

Getting barrelled at low tide Island on a kite! All those surfers kitted out with GoPros and whatnot need to start stepping up their game.

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factotum commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 9:35am

Wow! I kind of got a wee bit excited when I read the opening of your comment, Stu, on the main page.

Maybe expecting an eagle attacking a drone kind of scenario.

Then I saw this...

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stunet commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 9:38am

To make it up to you:

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stunet commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 12:12pm

Some good news in 2020!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Maurice Cole (@mcsurfboards) on

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 12:28pm

Wow that is a wonderful outcome for MC. He spoke beautifully from the heart. Happy days!

Pristine

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Craig commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 2:42pm

Great news and vid. All the best MC.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 4:28pm

Awesome stoked for you MC, long hair long life!

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zenagain commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 5:00pm

I'm stoked for you MC if you read this. Sending the love your way.

Come to Nihon-koku as soon as you can.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 5:11pm

fuk yeah, the joy in those eyes.
Thats such great news.

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Island Bay commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 6:59pm

Maurice, you lovely man. Cannot say how fucken happy I am to hear that news.
Funny enough, this is the first thing I saw after a FaceTime talk with my very sick old dad back in Denmark. We had hoot, laughing and being silly idiots and it was great.
Here’s to hope and love
and life before death.

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factotum commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 7:36pm

Good to hear, Maurice. The boys at the Margs factory salute you.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 31 Jul 2020 at 7:54pm

Brilliant news MC. Touching story. Great stoke in that clip. Hope Bells turns it on for you in the weeks and months ahead.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 12:57am

{Top Secret} Next Level (Unopened) [ Trigger Point File Case ] Kaboom #

Was mean't to scare the crew a bit !...just more War Games (We Hope!)

Trigger Point 1 South China Sea Gas
US / OZ / UK (5 eyes ?) Trump is desperate for a War to rally support base
Look Ma! We got ourselves one of them War time Presidential Campaigns

Scomo is good to keep licking Trump's arse while flying in more Chinese!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8566131/Australia-soon-join-eli...

Trigger Point 2 Libya Oil
Russia are baiting Turkey to lease Port waters (vs) France/Greece/Egypt
Turkey has flashed France they'll fire on them if they block weapons drop.
They are very serious as all Turks onboard were wearing bullet proof vests.

Pause! UK left a hole in the Union + Germany don't care so US are frisky.

Only 8/30 EU gave a fuck! France said we're not paid to do this shit!
France are eyeballing Turkey! We know what yer doing & we don't like it!

US moved troops out of Germany, for not paying their Bills > Down to Italy.
Possibly Sardinia? ( F 16's Air Base near the Large Port of Cagliari)
https://www.businessinsider.com/us-airmen-and-fighter-jets-demonstrated-...

Use yer Google ruler > US has a free clear shot (1,400km) Libya #1 oil port!
Turkish Subs have likewise been Stalking Cagliari...Shh! (Checking the Line)
tbb said Turkey have leasehold that could foul the US line to the Oil Port.
Strategic! As US would need to fire upon or move Turkish Decoy vessel.
https://twitter.com/itamilradar/status/1270312573179699201

Note also that Russian Subs train against feeble NATO missles...
Forcing US to take up Port...the one that Turkey has sussed! You see now!
tbb is just shooting his mouth off.. so don't go blabbering this about. OK!

Trigger Points! tbb is keeping it to just that!

Germany are pretending to be upset just to please France. (Good job hey!)
They say they'll care maybe...did you hear they're over that WAR thingy!
They'll press a button or some shit...just say when...only not today though!

{ Top Secret }
US are moving EUCOM from Germany to Brussels > Close to London.
Triangulate UK < > HQ < > Med' Oil < Germany > Poland backdoor deploy.
US are checking Oil security > Libya > Turkey > Russia > (China)

"UK 30-50,000 strong military" (Experts call bullshit!)
Enough rusty weapons for 5-10,000 troops = (2003 Iraq deployment).
Reckon a Small rising Power could finish off Brits by High Tea.
But still ex EU biggest arms spender (16%) affords some flash T2 play sets.
UK 400 troops just surrendered in Baghdad...leaving 100 to mop up!

Anyhow! Everyone is ready to press a button to blow something up!
Even Oz is abandoning US security tech while engaging US War Tech?
Today Oz told US tech giants to pay up or piss off! Whose side are we on?

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factotum commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 2:12pm

The 'normal' one (well, relatively) has left the building.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-01/james-murdoch-resigns-from-news-c...

Strap yourselves in...

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zenagain commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 2:47pm

See, can someone enlighten me- according to the link above, Murdoch owns news.com.au and imo, that would have to be so left leaning it's not funny. I'm ashamed to say that it is one of my main news sources. However, the journalists are so one-eyed it's almost comical. Sam Clench for example I can't even read- he takes anti-Trump rabidity to another level. It's almost ridiculous. Gavin Fernando, Shannon Molloy, Charis Chang the same when it comes to anything even slightly right of centre. During the lead up to the election, Malcolm Farr I'm sure was turning tricks for Shorten. You could not read an article from him (or any of the others ftm) in a positive light.

It's a crap website to begin with granted, but can someone tell me, if Murdoch is the ultra-conservative, neolib personified, why would this news website not reflect that?

Is he hedging his bets?

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 3:11pm

Glad you noticed that Zen, I've said the same thing, the whole cliche of Murdoch media is ALL right wing IMHO is garbage.

Yes stuff like Sky News is pretty out there fair to call a lot of it far right wing (a lot of it i roll my eyes at), The Australian leans a little right, but like you note other press he owns is very balanced Herald Sun IMHO is the most balanced media outlet in Australia (for every day Aussies) and as you note News.com.au even possibly slightly left at times

I guess they aren't stupid, and follow the money and as broad audience and niches as possible, the far right niche, the right niche, and the centre even catering for some of the left at times..

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blowfly commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 3:29pm

"Murdoch owns news.com.au and imo, that would have to be so left leaning it's not funny. "
Ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha ha
Thanks zen that's the best laugh I've had in a long long time. Rupert the bloody pinko commie. Keep it coming mate!

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zenagain commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 3:39pm

You didn't answer my question.

But anyway, go and read todays news and get back to me.

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blowfly commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 4:03pm

I had a browse through News.com. They have a very restrained take on Trump. If you think that they are criticising him harshly......maybe you should try some other sources. Even Politico which is usually straight down the middle reporting without an opinion in sight, reports more damaging material. Then there is your suggestion that being critical of Trump means being left of centre. If that was true, more than half the Republican Party would be lefties. Trump has transcended all poltical alignments. Everyone knows exactly what he is; a narcissistic infantile incompetent who is responsible for probably a hundred thousand unnecessary deaths in the US. That News.com under-report the level of his dysfunction is typical of their long term style of bending the news to the ideology of their boss. But thanks for the laugh. If you have similar trouble with up and down......try a plumb bob.

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yorkessurfer commented Saturday, 1 Aug 2020 at 4:27pm

I read news.com.au occasionally and I’ve noticed that when there’s a more centre or even slightly left opinion article the comments are never open for public discussion.

Anything reporting a negative opinion of progressive views or policy (or any article that mentions Daniel Andrews) the comments are open for their majority right wing readers to post vile comments about commo” Dan or pinko, greeny, leftard, snowfake, dole bludgers etc. etc. etc.
It’s a very clever and very subversive way of making it look like popular opinion sways the way the editors wish. Any reader would assume the majority of Australians feel that way.