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Confessional seal of silence.

14 August 2017 - 07:28 PM



" Overall though, Catholics believe the matter goes to the fundamental relationship between the church and the state. And Catholic clergy have a long history of civil disobedience. "...


Part of the problem has been the clergy's lack of civic duty or care wrt paedo and othe abuse. If they could put some caveat in their lore that allows a priest the option of speaking out if faced with a person owning up to acts of human abuse then that's be good.

Road Tolls

20 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

Being as I live way up in the sticks and the roads I travel are not nor ever have been tolled, I'm naive about the whole thing.

Up here we're told our car rego keeps rising to pay for our roads and this makes sense although I don't think our roads are as great an example of our ever rising rego payments as perhaps they could or should be. I put this down to expected State Government ineptnes << and isn't that sad that the ineptness is expected.


So my question is if car regos are still rising in the States where Tolls are paid, what is the rego money being used for ?

'Goodbye, brave man'

30 May 2017 - 07:00 AM

As the title says. Anthony Foster died the other day. Most surely a man who deserves some rest in peace.



6.8c. is not cold enough !

20 May 2017 - 07:12 PM

Given shit hits the fan in a big way and we need to source the stored seeds to replenish supplies, only to find they've gone off ... I guess that's us mostly done for ... apart from those wily buggers with their own private stash who also manage to keep a proper check on the health of their own private stash ;)


Looks like Norway is not reliably cold enough anymore. A pity the western world has such tricky ties with Russia. Siberia might be bloody helpful me thinks.



" There are fears the Arctic "Doomsday Vault" may not be exempt from the threats of climate change, after 2016's record global temperatures saw meltwater flood the gene bank's entrance "

This is why the world of humans is becomming a nastier place ... In my honest / humble...

25 April 2017 - 10:57 AM





I don't travel much at all. So my first question to the universe is ... " What happened to the use of "Stand by" customers ? Is this still a thing ?

This concept of apologising for inept service is a concept that is flourishing in today's world.

Doesn't anyone take into account the first impression anymore ?

Does it mean nothing to be told it was all a lie but we can butter you up with food and drink ? I don't get it, obviously.

And it is inept ( and in my book ) illegal to sell thin air . I mean the fact the seat may not actually be there for the selling is Fraud.


I suppose it's nice that in Aus the airlines appear to be trying to be charitable at least. But seriously isn't it a false saving ?


Also, say the airline has 'comforted' the bumped traveller with several drinks whilst waiting and then finally gets a flight and due to the

'bumped drinks' is a nasty drunk who is also deep-down-scared-of-the take off from the ground, and then is 'justifiably' by the flight attendants

kicked off the plane they have been made to wait for ?


Airlines aren't the only business who are prepared to look inept these days. The Hotel industry do it to all the time. They have ' sorry vouchers'

printed and ready to go for guests for any number of reasons 

:Room not ready . Bad food. Room dirty. Rude staff. Falling over on uncared for paving, or shoddy carpeting. The list is infinite.

I've watched these interactions between guests who feel wrongly done by and management.


I guess a person can choose to feel offended, belittled, second-rate, or whatever. But frankly, if I've paid for something then I expect to receive it .

It's also a given I prefer private road travel.