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  1. NagChampa

    Stupid students disobay legal police orders

    So he was still inside the circle of protesters when he was spraying them?
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    Stupid students disobay legal police orders

    - They were allowed to continue protesting, the cops were leaving- They followed the cops who were leaving - They surrounded the cops to prevent them leaving - They ignored requests to allow the cops to leave - They demanded/requested a trade - the cops freedom for their friends freedom Following people, trapping them and saying you won't let them go without you giving them something is threatening. If they weren't allowing the police to leave, how was the guy with the pepper spray able to step over the line to spray them?
  3. What kind of necromancy keeps Kyle Sandilands' career alive? Whatever it is, it seems that it's losing its power. I was horrified to see the advertising for some new show he was doing, with all the advertising making it clear it was about controversy (what else could it be about?) The last thing he needed was more "permission" to act like a scumbag. However, it seems that his penchant for controversy has finally started to pay off, his show was a ratings bomb and now Holden are dropping support for his radio show. About bloody time. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-23/hold...ir-rant/3689756
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    Speaker Resigns

    Here is the Link Google posting on latest And this too on the new speaker and what happened in parliament today Is this the way of things to come I'd thought as a result of the election that the Coalition had come to some agreement to not have a vote to make up for the one lost by the speaker being a Labor member. I suppose not...
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    God the news is satisfying sometimes

    ...with Mathew Newton as adjudicator... :) What about Andrew Bolt? Is there any room for him in this fiasco?
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    God the news is satisfying sometimes

    He apoligised by warning his victim not to do it again. Classy! with an emphasis on ASS
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    God the news is satisfying sometimes

    I will say one thing, I don't think he's consciously sexist. I think this was more a personal attack on a journalist who had an opinion against him. It'd be interesting to see what his response might have been if it had been a male journalist though. He seems to think people are calling for his sacking because of this one issue, but it's not just because of this issue, there's been too many others. Sure he apologises after them, but you can't just keep running around acting the ultradouche, and then hope to get away with it every time by saying sorry. People are just gonna get sick of you and want you gone. I would disagree, real reporters have my admiration, this guy is a celebrity radio presenter who's got a big mouth and doesn't know when to shut it. He's not a journalist/reporter in any way. Unless you meant the reporter who he was slagging off...
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    God the news is satisfying sometimes

    You're a sick and twisted individual...
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    Speaker Resigns

    You've summed up one of the biggest problems in politics so eloquently. Bravo
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    Centrelink comedians

    I could see it coming, but I still laughed...
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    Speaker Resigns

    It seems Slipper has taken over for now at least. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-24/slip...dumping/3690528 Apparently he's up against a Howard government minister for pre-selection for his seat. The Liberals would be insane to remove him, people love him on the Sunshine Coast (at least, from what I remember of living there). Also, in regards to the claims of "communism" that's just ridiculous. The Labor party has been moving in the opposite direction for a long time, plus they've introduced some of the biggest reforms in Australia's history towards our current capitalist system.
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    God the news is satisfying sometimes

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-24/kyle...ts-back/3690568 So apparently he's tried to defend himself instead of apologise. Bad move. He reckons because we live in a country of free speech (which is only actually protected if it's political speech, guarantees of other forms of free speech don't exist) he can say what he likes. Well guess what honey, in a free country, the public also has the freedom to disagree with you. Sure, stand up and spout your vitriol all over the place, and watch everyone boo you off your soapbox.
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    Speaker Resigns

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-24/harr...signing/3690850 Of course Abbott wants to call an election because the speaker resigned, what else would he do? He's been the most negative, partisan, ineffectual opposition leader, acting against the interests of the country to further his own agenda. He's just been having one huge tantrum since he lost the last election. As far as I understand, at least in the case of the speaker position causing a hung parliament parties agree a 1 for 1 vote in regards to the speaker's position and inability to vote in parliament. So the speaker can't vote on legislation, but the opposition normally removes one of their own members from the vote for fairness. If that's been the case, and the Liberals haven't been using the fact that Labor won the government, and therefore had to provide the speaker, as a way to get an extra vote, then I don't see the issue. The deputy speaker, Peter Slipper, should take over as speaker, and Labor should have one less vote to make up for it. If the Liberals haven't been honouring the practice of taking out one of their own votes, then Abbott is just sore that the tables have turned on him. I'm also getting completely sick of him saying the Greens are the real government, because they'd have no power at all if the Liberals dropped their butthurt act and actually cooperated to some degree with Labor.
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    God the news is satisfying sometimes

    or not radio stations do this all the time, they pay the fines if any, and keep doing whatever they do. This is unfortunately true, which is why it's probably more important that they are losing some major sponsors.
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    God the news is satisfying sometimes

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/media/kyle...6-1226203616976 . .. ... So in the end he's really just a butthurt drama queen... Here's the original piece that Alison Stephenson wrote http://m.news.com.au/TVNews/pg/0/fi918133.htm And here's an interesting overview of the situation http://mumbrella.com.au/how-kyle-sandiland...y-twitter-66350 I don't suppose sharing some popcorn whilst watching his career go down in flames is so bad? For once something he's involved in might be entertaining...
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    Centrelink comedians

    As someone who's currently on newstart because of mental health, and who finds the treatment of people on welfare by the public in general to be rather shitty, largely due to the way shows like Today Tonight and ACA like to daemonise all welfare recipients as dole bludgers, I just have one thing to say... I lol'd
  17. So at 26 I recently got a learner's license in Queensland for the first time. This weekend I'll be heading to northern NSW for a camping trip and was looking forward to driving at least part of the way. Being over 25 I don't need to do 100 log book hours before I take my test (I still need to hold my learner's for at least a year though) but practice is still good. I decided it would be smart to check what restrictions there might be on me as a learner in NSW. First, I'll have to get different L plates because my current ones stick to the inside of the windows, and plates have to be external on the car in NSW. I'm also apparently responsible for all passengers in the car having their seat belts on, regardless of their age. In Queensland, if someone is over 16 it's their own problem. These are pretty reasonable. The one that gets me though is the restriction on driving over 80km/h. This just seems like a really bad idea to me. It seems to me that you'd want learner drivers to get plenty of practice in driving in all conditions, on all kinds of roads, and at all legal speeds. To restrict drivers from doing over 80 you end up with a situation where someone who's just passed their driving test has never done 100 km/h, so the first time they hit a highway will be the first time they're driving at that speed. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/gettin...07_learner.html So what's the argument behind this? I guess if I do end up driving I'll probably just drive as far as the border, so we're not stuck doing 80, although I was thinking of taking the Lions road, which would be fine at 80.
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    Christmas decorations

    It makes some sense for stores to put up their decorations earlier, as it is usually a good idea for people to do their shopping earlier. Any earlier than late October is probably a bit soon though...
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    The Dada-mobi scam

    I did that to a fuckwit who ripped me off and then had the hide to threaten me. At least that scumbag industry is good for something ; ) Signed the dickwad up for everything under the sun. I'm pretty sure this is possibly a case of light fraud...
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    Some occupying is worse than others

    So basically, the Occupy Melbourne protesters swamped by police because the Mayor felt that they were stopping the public from accessing the public square, even though they weren't, they were just using it in a larger group than normally might, whilst a long term, ongoing protest that harasses people who are in a vulnerable position seeking medical aid is left to continue to harass. Fuck that...
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    The Dada-mobi scam

    It looks like their confirmation pin message is a new thing. It seems that previously, you'd be signed up after your number was put in on their site, and you'd get a free week in which you could chose to unsubscribe. They left it up to people who got what seemed to be spam to read it to find how to unsubscribe. http://www.theinternetpatrol.com/phone-spa...and-dadamobile/ Sneaky bastards... <edit>although, in that link they apparently responded to another site saying the opt-in confirmations already took place. Seems dodgy as shit to me still...</edit>
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    Learning to drive laws across states

    This is a restriction on NSW licences, not on all licences while driving in NSW. This tripped me up too, as I was on my NSW red P plates which had a speed restriction of 90km/h, but I was in QLD so I figured that I should be following their rules and was going ~105km/h in a 110 zone. Unfortunately I was pulled over by the cops for speeding, and informed that the speed restriction was part of my licence apparently and wasn't dependent on WHERE I was driving. So the only licence restrictions you'd need to follow would be whatever you're following now while in QLD. Considering the Queensland Transport and Main Roads site says that I should be aware that learners in NSW are restricted to 80km/h says to me that I would probably be done if I did over 80. I'm thinking you either got screwed, or for whatever reason other states still recognise the limit for NSW learners when they are out of state...
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    Learning to drive laws across states

    That's the plan. Right now I want to just become confident on the roads. I'm pretty much broke so I can't afford a lot of paid lessons. It's still another 11 months before I can go for my driving test, and I plan on getting some paid lessons for a couple of months beforehand to help correct any mistakes I might still be making. It's helpful that my partner is actually reading up on proper technique as well, and he's working on improving his own driving too. Once I've got my license, we're going to go do a defensive driving course. Does this rule apply in WA? I'm 22 and have no one I could drive with for 125 damn hours or whatever ours is. did they make professional driving instruction worth more than family/friend hours? I have heard rumours. In Queensland, a certain amount of your 100 hours can be made up of hour lessons with a professional instructor counting as 3 hours.
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    Learning to drive laws across states

    Not any more: "seatbelts — all passengers must wear them. If you drive with a passenger of any age without a seatbelt or child restraint you risk being fined A$300 and three demerit points" Where'd you get that from? Depending on when you got your L's, this applies in QLD now too. (I'm fairly sure they introduced this along with P plates in QLD) The "Keys to Driving" handbook that's produced specifically says that we don't have this restriction as learner drivers need experience driving in ALL conditions. This page here http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Licensing/Drivin...r-overseas.aspx also highlights it as a difference for NSW. Unfortunately they haven't got the most recent one online, but this copy of Keys to Driving has mostly correct restrictions for learners (Page 21, PDF Warning) http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/970bc148...lete_jan_10.pdf I think the main difference is that as a learner over 25 I am now required to have a BAC of 0, whereas it says I can have 0.05.
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    Ambulance Vehicles

    I think it's largely common sense. Coming only from my experience of living on main roads, sirens tend to be more common during the day when lights might not be so noticeable and noise is going to be less of an issue. I've also noticed them blip the siren at an intersection when trying to alert people who obviously haven't noticed them. I think the most frustrating thing is seeing people entering an intersection when there's obviously an emergency vehicle trying to enter. At least under Queensland law, you are NOT allowed to run a red light just because there's an emergency vehicle behind you. You are supposed to move out of the way, either to the left or right as appropriate. Then there's the people who figure they'll make it through the intersection before the emergency vehicle gets there anyway and go flying through when everyone else has already moved out of the way... I mean really, what's 10 seconds extra, or maybe one set of lights, on the odd occasion you have an emergency vehicle trying to get through?
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