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#1189898 South Australia to install new batteries!

Posted by scruffy1 on 14 March 2017 - 10:34 PM

 you'd have to understand SA politics, it never has much vision




apart from being the second electorate on the planet to allow female suffrage (after new zealand... eh !)

and decriminalising homosexuality before most other places, and "personal use" cannabis possession


it's got crap climate and minimal resources, but much more social conscience than the rest of the wide brown land


that said, it's a good place to be from, rather than to be going to  ;)

#1189530 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 05 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

ah, cathy wilcox nails it again



#1189517 What's on your mind?

Posted by scruffy1 on 05 March 2017 - 11:49 AM


Cats are as you said animals out of control, all kittens should be spaded.when they are old enough and you can't miss with the shovel.No seriously they all should be desexed
unless you are a breeder.

If you buy a pedigreed cat (from a breeder, obviously) it will be spayed when you take delivery. At least in SA.

I've always had cats - I find their independence far preferable to a dog's slavishness. However, if you let your moggy out to prowl unsupervised, much as it may like it, you're being an irresponsible fuckwit: it will kill things; and they have no road sense at all. (ie: be prepared to have a flat cat if you live near a main road)



i was an avowed cat person, but we acquired a dog now 3 years ago (long story) who is a kelpie cross


our current pair of cats are the least wonderful cats i have ever patronised (that's the relationship cats expect; you provide for their lavish lifestyle, and they do what they do, sleep and sometimes say hello) - the prior blue burmese was a wonderful creature, as was a tabby that was a close friend from age 12 till my mid 20's


the dog is only the second dog i have had that has been fantastic; the other one was a dingo cross in darwin, that was run over too soon, but was also a good friend of the aforementioned tabby; the cat learned to come to a whistle by following the dog's lead


the current dog is playful, beautiful (as in everyone goes "oh, she's so pretty"), ridculously intelligent, and a total sook, but is a pleasant, non-suckhole way


i generally consider dogs to be the "yes men" of the animal world, but she is genuinely a fun creature



#1189402 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 02 March 2017 - 02:09 PM

the pirate party is awesome, as is the sex party


both are almost universally ignored because people by and large see the names and associate them with being either frivolous, illegal or naughty



sadly in my electorate the liberals would get up even if they had a village idiot for their candidate (and indeed, they do... although thankfully he's not still the prime minister)


many (if not most) australian voters are tribal and ignorant; i've never voted for either major party, because their senate reps are so lacklustre, and the lower house offering federally as my local member is well, a member...  and the labor crew never offer anyone serious because they know they won't get into parliament as a rep for this blue ribbon liberal seat

#1188851 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 19 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

good news for sensible eating !  enjoy :)


this is well worth watching as it shakes up the nutritionist / medical paradigm quite considerably... although no activated almonds or superfoods to be seen


#1188461 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 08 February 2017 - 11:44 PM

bill shorten merely needs to continue breathing to become the next pm - standard operating procedure is for australians to vote out the last numpties so we can get disillusioned with the other team at the helm for a while


if the liblabs didn't change drivers from time to time, they wouldn't have the chance to blame the last incumbents for, well, everything...

#1188451 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 08 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

ah liberals  : no guts, no cory !

#1187918 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by scruffy1 on 29 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

the logo should read : "lunch is coming..."

#1187787 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 25 January 2017 - 10:48 AM

pauline hanson is anti-trans i understand

#1187593 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 21 January 2017 - 03:12 PM

oldie but a real goodie :


#1187521 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 20 January 2017 - 09:33 AM

this, again, because it's crazy !


#1186834 Can't PM? Can't get into Trademart? Read Here!

Posted by scruffy1 on 02 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

late to the party


saw the title and i thought it was about malcolm turnbull - he can't pm

#1186767 Moving on & moving on

Posted by scruffy1 on 30 December 2016 - 10:33 AM

national geo ftw !


what's not to like about nekked nubians ?


as someone monotonously exposed to the dross found in hospital common areas (discarded glossies and girlie fodder - men must not read in hospital, or maybe the more prevalent female nurses are fond of that stuff and bring them in), i had the good fortune to encounter an aviation magazine from the mid 1970's on a recent personal visit, and was happily distracted for an hour


to the o.p. - nice offer and lovely sentiments re this place :)


my personal collection is a string of model aviation magazines from the mid 70's to the mid 80's (model builder, aeromodeller, airborne) - all regards actually flying models, which i am still building even at the moment


ah hell, now i have to get show offy; this is a current project :







sorry for the thread crap... good luck in your quest for sharing your memories with someone who will appreciate them and love them long time on your behalf


is there any local library that might find them historical enough to preserve ?

#1186612 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 22 December 2016 - 08:59 PM

cory bernardi is threatening to form a splinter group ...


jump you fucker, jump !!!

#1186376 dave brubeck times out

Posted by scruffy1 on 14 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

another legend lost... only found out last night


fantastic pianist and all round cool jazz man


even if the name means nothing to you, this song is instantly recognisable





his music will live on forever (whatever that might be in human terms).