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eveln

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'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.

 

http://www.abc.net.a...-legacy/8568602


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.

 

http://www.abc.net.a...-change/8543482

" 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

http://www.abc.net.a...irlines/8433170

 

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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.

 

 


Talk about a quandry ! ... not.

18 March 2017 - 03:00 PM

I've always advocated for marriage for all adults that want it, in any of it's many forms, but I've also always been adverse to

the influence of big business on political decisions. So at first it might seem cool that corporation CEOs are spouting their PC views

on the topic of marriage availability, but no, it's almost as kerniving (sp) and nasty as them throwing 'donations' at the pollies.

 

And Dutton to be the one making a fuss about this is also iffy imo ... but then I guess if his name is in the ring to replace Malcy then

of course it's politics as usual ... nothing to see here.

Last, and always the least to want to talk about, is Qantas CEO Joyce ... what a fucker-of-a-game-player that dude is ;)

 

http://www.abc.net.a...iticism/8366306


I do not, nor have I ever seen a penis ...

07 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

... on any of the traffic light signals.

Not in all my born days ( not sure if or what I'd see if I had dead days ). Not in any of the States I've visited in Australia,

Central Aus. would likely be the only place I might have missed out on.

 

I dare anyone, anywhere, to show me a ridgy-didg traffic light that portrays a penis of any length or fatness whatever !!

No photo-shopped pic applicable.

 

With that in mind, wtf is Vic Roads wasting money and time ( six month trial ) on being so openly-in-your-face sexist for ???

 

http://www.abc.net.a...rossing/8330560

 

" The Committee for Melbourne — a non-profit organisation comprising more than 120 Melbourne business and community groups —

is behind the move. Chief executive Martine Letts said having only green or red silhouettes of men discriminated against women.

"The idea is to install traffic lights with female representation, as well as male representation, to help reduce unconscious bias," she said.

Ms Letts said the group wanted to see female and male representation on all pedestrian crossings."

 

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What utter uttter utter utter uttter stupid codswallop !

If Ms Letts really wants to get equal about these signals - and seriously, O_o  ?! - then the figures should not be

wearing a dress ( << discriminating assumption ) .

As it's portrayed now it's totally androgynous, and seriously, if Ms Letts wants to make a point here, it's the men ( see male loos ) who have always

been discriminated here. Fancy being considered an unclothed androgynous stick figure all your life  !?!