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» 7/09/2020 5:14:21 PM Arnie starts his speech by saying a pilot needs a vision or destination, or the plane will.....
» 3/09/2020 1:58:13 PM Individual, perhaps you should be more careful of your word usage. When you denigrate 'pub.....
» 3/09/2020 12:22:00 PM Are public servants affected? Well, the federal public service is at its lowest number for.....
» 28/08/2020 11:59:11 AM Thanks Individual. We do have doctor teleconsulting, alternating with face to face visits,.....
» 28/08/2020 10:41:35 AM Ttbn: we are being nagged about the virus because there is actually something we can do to.....
» 28/08/2020 10:31:25 AM Given the numbers who die from breast cancer and other illnesses, it's a good thing we hav.....
» 29/07/2020 12:14:23 PM I thought Bill Leak's cartoon had the wrong caption. The policeman should have said to the.....
» 23/03/2020 2:38:25 PM Hasbeen, there's no need for bashing people on welfare. A member of my family has been on .....
» 2/03/2020 11:54:05 PM ALTRAV, I am a bit confused by your posts. On the one hand you don't like the lefties, a.....
» 2/03/2020 11:38:52 PM Yes, drug-smuggling has always been with us. Before Federation, each colony had border con.....
» 2/03/2020 11:05:41 PM Hasbeen: Just a follow-up. You believe that you 'can't help those who are too silly to loo.....
» 2/03/2020 10:42:08 PM Hasbeen, Given your experience as an ex fighter pilot, with knowledge of pilot training, a.....
» 2/03/2020 10:14:19 AM Diver Dan, Aren't you being rather arrogant in claiming the higher moral ground for the .....
» 2/03/2020 10:03:08 AM Hasbeen, Peter Ridd did not expose 'corrupt science". "He has published an art.....
» 2/03/2020 9:32:01 AM Thanks guys for demonstrating that you don't have to be an academic to be dumb. Some spe.....
» 11/02/2020 3:24:40 PM Yuyutsu, However, your response illustrates another problem: where people attribute opin.....
» 11/02/2020 3:12:49 PM Yuyutsu, I am puzzled by your response to my comment. I wasn't offering any personal opini.....
» 11/02/2020 9:57:07 AM Chris, should all opinions really be considered valid and influential in political decisio.....
» 31/01/2020 10:10:40 AM Ttbn. I suspect the Samoans are considering how to handle 'these people and their nasty bu.....
» 31/01/2020 10:05:26 AM Hasbeen: Samoa? The measles epidemic there has made about 5800 people ill, and killed 83, .....
» 30/01/2020 8:27:21 AM The proportion of Sydney's population of Chinese background is about 10%. This includes Au.....
» 28/01/2020 10:22:57 AM Other countries have many more Chinese than Australia. http://www.statista.com/statistics/.....
» 17/01/2020 10:30:37 PM Finally, "Now many believe a sixteen year old girl ...." See http://en.wikipedi.....
» 17/01/2020 10:25:42 PM An introduction to the history of fake news and yellow journalism. http://www.1843magazin.....
» 17/01/2020 10:03:51 PM Ah, the integrity of the past! Runner, you must be wearing rose-tinted glasses. Here are .....
» 17/01/2020 12:04:05 PM It took me a while to access the Heller video (tip: use http// not https//), so I now real.....
» 17/01/2020 11:30:28 AM Do you believe everything you read in the newspapers today? No? So why would you believe e.....
» 30/12/2019 12:41:35 PM Paul, Indy has just demonstrated that on his own criterion (more education=greater stupidi.....
» 30/12/2019 12:37:54 PM Australia (Victoria and SA) was the first to make seat-belt use compulsory. Other countrie.....
» 2/12/2019 10:34:58 AM "I almost never agree with her." GrahamY. That's nothing to be proud of. ".....
» 29/11/2019 11:08:07 AM The nature of day night cycles depends on where you live and what the local and regional w.....
» 25/11/2019 4:04:40 PM Belly, Rather than retaliation, one strategy might be just to ignore posters who repetitio.....
» 25/11/2019 1:15:23 PM Is mise, that MLA report was written in 2014. Even allowing for the financial disparity th.....
» 25/11/2019 1:10:35 PM "Wiluna pastoralist Tim Carmody has shot more than 2,500 camels since the start of th.....
» 25/11/2019 12:52:38 PM The user list for OLOA is at the bottom of this page. I just did the word count for A - 1,.....
» 18/11/2019 12:02:00 PM Whenever I read about another police shooting, I am reminded of an incident in my father's.....
» 26/09/2019 4:10:51 PM Keeping an open mind, I read the letter http://tundratabloids.com/2019/09/24/500-climate-s.....
» 19/08/2019 11:52:09 AM Rereading my post, it sounds pretty negative, so it's important to add a positive. My au.....
» 19/08/2019 11:28:52 AM A few years ago I nursed an elderly aunt as she died. She had been in poor health for year.....
» 31/07/2019 11:54:50 AM Sorry! See: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/11/liberals-attack-queensl.....
» 31/07/2019 11:53:13 AM What does the Right do when friction between their different groups and supporters (bestie.....
» 17/07/2019 1:10:20 PM Henry L. Re 'we cannot make it rain when we want' and 'those that are afflicted with the c.....
» 17/07/2019 11:35:54 AM The current Great Barrier Reef exists because of climate change, not in spite of it. It st.....
» 17/07/2019 9:19:07 AM Runner, why is it arrogant to think man cannot influence the climate? Either man is part .....
» 17/07/2019 1:22:41 AM Altrav. If you are a Christian there is a very good reason why you should not hate the Jew.....
» 16/07/2019 2:17:55 PM Hasbeen. One important function of an ambassador remains, to head an embassy. This provide.....
» 13/07/2019 2:10:33 AM mhaze. "Trump and his administration is overhauling all internationals processes and .....
» 12/07/2019 1:43:21 PM O Sung Wu. "I always thought, from the Foreign Minster down, to the most minor of dip.....
» 12/07/2019 12:38:45 PM I think you all miss the point. Every diplomat of every country sends home secret assessm.....
» 24/06/2019 10:11:10 AM Just imagine what good a Christian could do with $750,000. He could follow Jesus's instruc.....
» 20/06/2019 4:51:01 PM I used to get extremely severe bouts of flu, which aggravated my asthma. Genuinely thought.....
» 26/05/2019 10:13:11 PM I agree that not all change is good. My parenthetical comment was referring to such things.....
» 26/05/2019 3:44:27 PM Re "change is good". The nation of Australia is the result of change - massive .....
» 23/05/2019 2:04:54 PM We are a 'representative' democracy. I want to be represented by at least some people like.....
» 29/04/2019 12:40:25 PM O sung wu, I'm disappointed in you. Whatever you think of the Greens politically, I'm surp.....
» 29/04/2019 11:38:23 AM One of my brothers has worked in the Australian petroleum industry for decades and has an .....
» 21/12/2018 10:58:40 AM The nearly completed Murray to Broken Hill pipeline is 270k, cost $500 million and will de.....
» 11/10/2018 1:17:16 PM Dynastic rule - where power was handed down in families - long predates the popes. Think o.....
» 11/10/2018 12:29:27 PM Royalty is just institutionalised nepotism!.....
» 11/10/2018 12:16:23 PM Thanks Steele, I don't usually trust The Australian, so I should have checked further. Any.....
» 11/10/2018 10:55:08 AM Sorry, ROFLing (and probably LOLing as well)......
» 11/10/2018 10:51:53 AM Nepotism - the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or frie.....
» 14/09/2018 3:37:54 PM Sharma of course is just a variant spelling of that famous Anglo-Saxon name Sharman or She.....
» 12/09/2018 10:07:11 AM O sung wu, you mentioned earlier that you wouldn't want a raving lefty feminist to represe.....
» 12/09/2018 9:53:57 AM O sung wu, surely you mean she should be selected on merit not gender? So much of this de.....
» 10/09/2018 11:05:54 AM Belly, you propose that the UN get its act together and stop war, even if it's necessary t.....
» 7/08/2018 4:35:19 PM Two jokes (sic) from Biology 1, when I did it aeons ago. What is the common name of the s.....
» 7/08/2018 4:26:55 PM So, Individual, teachers have lots of holidays. Don't try that on my daughter-in-law. I as.....
» 7/08/2018 8:29:47 AM JF, further comment from me will have to wait till I'm home, too hard on the phone. By the.....
» 6/08/2018 2:35:09 PM The short posts are due to the ads blocking the space for writing and menu tabs on the mob.....
» 6/08/2018 2:32:05 PM Cont. There is some irrigated cropping, which seems to be a lot of hay, because of the hun.....
» 6/08/2018 2:17:49 PM I caught the bus from Mildura to Swan Hill this morning and am now on the train south to M.....
» 5/08/2018 6:25:03 PM Apologies, JF Aus!.....
» 5/08/2018 6:24:04 PM Thank you, JD, for the link to the article on Moroccan khettaras. However the system descr.....
» 3/08/2018 11:33:49 PM Belly, if water was piped from coastal Qld or northern coastal NSW across the mountains to.....
» 3/08/2018 12:52:27 PM I am currently watching the W2BH pipeline being built - Wentworth to Broken Hill. This wil.....
» 1/08/2018 11:34:45 PM In 1969 agricultural economist, Bruce Davidson, published 'Australia Wet or Dry? The physi.....
» 1/08/2018 1:29:57 PM The wettest period in NSW, the area currently suffering, was 1955-56, the time of the real.....
» 1/08/2018 1:06:34 PM Altruism has an evolutionary basis. You are driven to propagate your genes, so taking acti.....
» 25/06/2018 11:08:41 AM Yuyutsu, Perhaps you were not being serious when your wrote: "Say a Nazi officer sta.....
» 29/01/2018 7:37:38 PM Ttbn. True no written language, but written language has only been around for a very short.....
» 29/01/2018 6:10:30 PM Why are the Aborigines still whinging - it was 230 years ago? If you don't know why, I'd.....
» 29/01/2018 5:26:46 PM ttbn (cont.) Much more serious is the underlying assumption of your post, that the way the.....
» 29/01/2018 5:10:44 PM Ttbn: There are several possible responses to your post re Aboriginal 'goodness'. 1. I co.....
» 26/01/2018 8:44:08 AM Yuyutsu, you propose that whether or not God (a god, any god, or just the Christian god?) .....
» 25/01/2018 8:57:54 PM Thanks for your clarification, Not.Now.Soon. You wrote 'God has sent His own son to suffer.....
» 25/01/2018 3:07:55 PM A specific question to Not.Now.Soon: I am puzzled by your statement: "No, if He did n.....
» 25/01/2018 2:51:27 PM Re AJPhilips: "You, Cossomby .... are off topic." I don't believe I was; just ex.....
» 25/01/2018 12:05:00 AM (Continued) The downside of the idea of god (or as it used to be gods) creating the world .....
» 24/01/2018 11:47:35 PM "What positive philosophy gives you strength of character?" Addressed to TheAthe.....
» 27/12/2017 3:39:56 PM NathanJ, I hope you are taking this to its logical conclusion, and you've never let an app.....
» 5/12/2017 9:08:34 AM Nathan, If you read some of the interviews with him, especially older ones, you'll find th.....
» 1/12/2017 12:16:44 PM If 'socialism' is a carefully crafted plan by the elite, one that puts all the wealth and .....
» 12/10/2017 11:53:18 AM Hi ttbn. Most other people here know I'm female, but thanks for the compliment that you di.....
» 11/10/2017 11:26:09 PM Out here in my real world (as opposed to the internet echo chambers), real discussion and .....
» 11/10/2017 10:55:17 PM I don't think this is a men/woman issue. Look at the user list, hundreds of people have si.....
» 5/10/2017 1:56:55 PM Shockadelic: "Pretty obvious. The "right to bear arms" is defensive, not o.....
» 4/10/2017 10:48:24 PM Runner: The irony is that America, the country where more civilians are killed by firearms.....
» 4/10/2017 3:11:45 PM Leoj "Just commenting on sounds of shot, that is most often than not very misleading.....
» 4/10/2017 12:32:55 PM See also https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/02/us/vegas-guns.htm. This has graphs.....
» 4/10/2017 12:17:19 PM AC: Politics as usual, US style. I'm sure it would be possible to put together a similar v.....
» 4/10/2017 12:02:08 PM Is Mise "The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left at least 59 dead and.....
» 4/10/2017 11:33:01 AM Perhaps the question is why is everyone running around predicting the end of civilisation .....
» 5/09/2017 5:49:24 PM Donald Trump: we will respond to North Korean threats with fire and fury......
» 5/09/2017 4:06:37 PM Perhaps this should also apply to companies trading with the USA, which is also threatenin.....
» 4/09/2017 1:32:04 PM Obama (and all previous US Presidents for last 50 years) stuffed up with North Korea = no .....
» 4/09/2017 1:21:30 PM Should both staff and visitors to old age homes be required to have flu vaccinations? It's.....
» 29/08/2017 12:30:20 PM However organised or disorganised the drug business, and however many levels, this suggest.....
» 18/08/2017 11:57:58 AM 26 January has been 'Australia Day' since time immemorial, since 1994 to be exact. Before .....
» 9/08/2017 11:49:50 AM Armchair Critic: "Give welfare in the form of a job instead, helping the government d.....
» 9/08/2017 11:30:44 AM Newstart allowance per fortnight: single, no children $535.60 = $267.80 pw = $38.25 pd. .....
» 3/08/2017 12:16:09 PM The NSW Office (not Department) of Environment and Heritage advises: "If possible, .....
» 28/07/2017 12:14:43 PM ttbn: Local government is not perfect. I could complain at length about mine, as well as a.....
» 28/07/2017 11:17:08 AM It very much depends on where you live. I live in a huge rural LGA with a population densi.....
» 5/06/2017 1:39:31 PM Joe You missed my point. Harvest all the already-grown seed (from the historic descriptio.....
» 5/06/2017 12:44:23 PM Jayb. 1. Tubers ain't tubers. Harvest a carrot, and you pull out the whole root. Harvest a.....
» 5/06/2017 12:28:40 AM continued: So was this 'farming'? I think it was. Harvesting and storage were so extensive.....
» 5/06/2017 12:00:53 AM The well-documented harvesting of grass seeds has been poo-pooed here as 'just gathering'......
» 4/06/2017 11:10:04 PM 'Farming' covers growing crops or raising livestock (or birds, fish etc.) Agriculture also.....
» 3/06/2017 9:17:56 PM Jayb: "Yep, this was in the 1920. almost 100 years ago, eh. Times have moved on. Thos.....
» 3/06/2017 6:09:44 PM Re Aboriginal plant cultivation. Bruce Pascoe's book 'Dark Emu' has been mentioned, but an.....
» 3/06/2017 5:06:34 PM Jayb: "These Aboriginal (Shite Stirrers) go to Aboriginal Schools & spread their tail.....
» 1/06/2017 6:03:40 PM Yuyutsu: "I have no sympathy for Aboriginal people who capitulated to the White occup.....
» 1/06/2017 5:38:50 PM Joe: I wasn't stating an opinion on whether any amount was 'enough', or complaining about .....
» 1/06/2017 4:58:40 PM Joe: 'To that extent, it's [The Constitution] a completely non-racial, non-racist, documen.....
» 1/06/2017 4:35:29 PM Joe: Taking the king's shilling was a slang term for joining (or being impressed into) the.....
» 31/03/2017 10:29:37 PM See: https://theconversation.com/worried-about-shark-attacks-or-terrorism-heres-how-to-t.....
» 29/03/2017 1:31:48 PM AC: I take note of your comments. Perhaps I should have added, in my supermarket hypothe.....
» 29/03/2017 11:37:05 AM "...allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves..." To make t.....
» 20/03/2017 6:21:20 PM A small addition. If you started feeding the birds regularly when you planted the orchard,.....
» 20/03/2017 5:25:03 PM The birds were neither your friends not your enemies. The trees you planted were just a re.....
» 16/03/2017 2:12:49 PM 1810: Who are these people saying they are working too hard and demanding a 10 hour workin.....
» 15/03/2017 10:27:02 PM http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/what-is-sexual-orientation/.....
» 15/03/2017 2:32:13 PM Well, I did warn you... I'm not trying to vindicate people's fascination with sex, or re.....
» 15/03/2017 12:32:14 PM Phanto. I'm going to disagree with you one last time. History is against you. By obsession.....
» 15/03/2017 10:20:32 AM Foxy, I write non-fiction and educational material, contract reports, these days mostly he.....
» 15/03/2017 9:21:04 AM Thanks Foxy. I actually earn a living writing, turning complex information into clear Engl.....
» 14/03/2017 10:31:06 PM Phano: We now call the stories of the Roman and Greek gods myth, in the sense of imaginary.....
» 14/03/2017 11:21:58 AM Humans have been fascinated by these stories for ever. Until recently (ie 1950s), if your .....
» 22/02/2017 10:15:26 AM Leoj, I was talking about the first European arrivals in Australia, in response to earlier.....
» 21/02/2017 10:30:19 PM Hi Joe. Thank you for your comments. I knew a lot of that history, but it never hurts to e.....
» 21/02/2017 3:47:40 PM Thanks Leoj, for your second post. Yes I was being ironic. When we English speakers arri.....
» 21/02/2017 12:20:47 PM ttbn: "Only an academic could suggest that integration is a two-way street. Natives o.....
» 13/02/2017 5:06:01 PM (cont). From my generation, 1940s on, we have all worked, men and women, and all in much t.....
» 13/02/2017 4:45:13 PM When I read these comments, with the repetition of stereotypes (eg the housework issue, th.....
» 9/02/2017 1:47:47 PM Runner, it's 45 outside, and I haven't turned the air con on yet, just a fan, though admit.....
» 9/02/2017 1:34:11 PM Some perspective. BHP Billiton, world's largest mining company, annual revenue $61 billion.....
» 9/02/2017 1:19:09 PM If participants are self-selected, by recruiting from conservative opinion sites (or any k.....
» 1/02/2017 12:01:47 PM Re men's and women's tennis. There are a number of sports with weight classes: https://en......
» 1/02/2017 11:19:02 AM My work has taken me to buildings, sites, engineering depots, mines etc., where over the l.....
» 1/02/2017 12:22:43 AM Once upon a time women were excluded from certain jobs because it was considered they coul.....
» 31/01/2017 3:37:47 PM Thanks Steele. Interesting that he didn't consider women! All men are created equal (not c.....
» 31/01/2017 1:39:04 PM People don't come together in such large numbers by accident? Someone (evil Mr Soros, nice.....
» 27/01/2017 6:35:23 PM Phanto, not being a US citizen, those avenues are not open to me. But I do believe that .....
» 27/01/2017 5:00:42 PM Re link in last email: Try Youtube: The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words......
» 27/01/2017 4:57:07 PM No, Phanto. I'm not American, I don't mistake privilege for democracy. I'm not trying to.....
» 27/01/2017 4:30:37 PM Over the last 100 years we've become very familiar with the rhetoric and body language of .....
» 27/01/2017 1:19:57 PM There's two factors here. 1. The placebo effect. People will feel better (maybe actually g.....
» 24/01/2017 3:28:59 PM ttbn: "Given the highly unusual reaction in America, by some Americans, including Rep.....
» 24/01/2017 3:23:02 PM ttbn: "Can you tell me why anyone would want to see Trump's tax returns? Have other p.....
» 18/01/2017 9:10:38 PM Actually it gets worse. According to The Australian online this afternoon, quoting the Dep.....
» 17/01/2017 2:45:07 PM Foxy, Our role seems to be to throw others a factual lifebuoy when they have jumped off th.....
» 17/01/2017 1:49:37 PM Given the State Department organises the inauguration and follows diplomatic protocol, I w.....
» 17/01/2017 10:16:33 AM PS It was quite proper and intelligent of Pauline Hanson to decline, especially when the P.....
» 17/01/2017 10:12:00 AM Since when has it become a tradition for Australian Prime Ministers, let alone heads of mi.....
» 16/01/2017 5:21:21 PM I listed only the Prime Ministers, because it wasn't till after 1901 that you were technic.....
» 16/01/2017 1:46:55 PM Armchair Critic: "You seem to support dual-citizenship leaders." You can't concl.....
» 16/01/2017 12:53:10 PM ttbn: So you are surprised that the Rabbi is prepared to forgive (if not forget) past Germ.....
» 7/01/2017 12:58:36 PM Is Mise, you excel at changing the goal posts. I'm not going to buy into the 1080 argument.....
» 5/01/2017 3:37:11 PM New Scientist published a number of articles on conciousness sometime early last year and .....
» 4/01/2017 4:22:42 PM Is Mise: "The RSPCA doesn't go to the heart of the matter, were they concerned for th.....
» 3/01/2017 8:04:57 PM Is Misw, You're just using this argument to have a go at the greens. Of course it's pollut.....
» 3/01/2017 2:48:05 PM Hasbeen: "I find those fireworks typical Green/Labor." Weird. If the rifle-ran.....
» 3/01/2017 2:12:22 PM A couple of comments. To Albie, re "despite all the dollars spent on education, safet.....
» 19/12/2016 7:38:54 PM EJ: The Japanese didn't think Europeans were their 'betters'. Why should they? By their st.....
» 19/12/2016 1:52:48 PM For NSW, I only know of one 'employee' of the Aboriginal Protection (later Welfare) Board,.....
» 19/12/2016 12:12:12 PM Joe, you wrote "So when I tell people, old friends, that, in the nineteenth century i.....
» 19/12/2016 12:06:42 PM It is always easy to knock the 'left' or the 'right' (ie those people who don't think the .....
» 16/12/2016 9:59:54 PM The other side of stirring up friction, is stirring up better understanding. At Lake Victo.....
» 15/12/2016 2:54:24 PM Ah, ttbn, so the Americans 'survive' without hate speech laws. Well, they do have hate cri.....
» 15/12/2016 12:14:29 PM I have mixed feelings about this, and I'm not the only one a bit confused. Joe, if it's o.....
» 1/12/2016 1:25:22 PM I was in the NSW public service at the time of the Greiner Metherall ICAC affair, senior e.....
» 25/11/2016 2:17:51 PM "30 odd years ago I spent nearly 3 weeks living amongst pilings and beams of the Frem.....
» 21/11/2016 5:48:24 PM "When I was a kid the worse thing in a fight between consenting adults was a "Ki.....
» 21/11/2016 4:46:27 PM Cut them off from welfare and let them starve? As if they are going to lie around starving.....
» 21/11/2016 1:40:16 PM "High immigration, multiculturalism, 'free' trade deals ruining job opportunities for.....
» 21/11/2016 11:16:42 AM "Immigrants,minorities,aboriginal welfare,greenies and social security bludgers all n.....
» 21/11/2016 10:06:25 AM Re the reference to Iran as 'home' after 40 years in Australia. When I was a kid, many Aus.....
» 2/11/2016 11:03:26 AM (Cont.) Q. How will recognition help a single Aboriginal Australian who is not already hel.....
» 2/11/2016 10:26:18 AM Ttbn: I was commenting on your statement "There is no denying there were injustices .....
» 1/11/2016 12:07:10 PM "That was over two centuries ago...". Until the 1950s, Aboriginal people in NSW .....
» 28/10/2016 2:58:19 PM Thank you for the reference to Myneni's work. I've just Ridley's article, and Myneni's lat.....
» 19/10/2016 10:22:24 AM TTbn: This comes down to a matter of opinion. You are entitled to your own views. But why .....
» 19/10/2016 8:54:50 AM Well, ttbn, it's a festival of NEW ideas, and by definition conservatives are conservative.....
» 3/10/2016 1:18:37 PM Well, the international airport lounges definitely wouldn't go quiet. The article says jus.....
» 3/10/2016 12:05:41 PM Primary school textbooks in 1970, eh. Mungo Lady, the first Aboriginal burial (a cremation.....
» 26/09/2016 11:28:28 PM Here is an amusing web site about the psychology of 'haters', those people who fill opinio.....
» 25/09/2016 11:29:06 PM This is a comment not on the torch but on the ads on OLO. The ones I get are related to th.....
» 25/09/2016 11:03:42 PM Thank you, o sung wu......
» 25/09/2016 7:01:17 PM (cont.) I tend to post only when I can say something concrete about matters I have persona.....
» 25/09/2016 6:52:58 PM I think the question should go beyond why Foxy, Poirot and Susie have stopped. There are a.....
» 14/09/2016 5:58:40 PM OK, I went to the actual report - it's over 700 pages, which is why I didn't read it earli.....
» 14/09/2016 5:26:13 PM ttbn: Thanks, but perhaps more clarification would be useful. Is that $335K to $410K PER.....
» 14/09/2016 4:08:49 PM OK runner, what would Jesus think of Trump? Perhaps "Again I tell you, it is easier .....
» 14/09/2016 1:25:37 PM Donald Trump says that he is going to fix everything. What do you imagine John Lennon wou.....
» 14/09/2016 1:22:29 PM "It is costing Australian taxpayers $3 billion per year for about 8700 old folk per y.....
» 8/09/2016 3:11:16 PM So Putin respects Trump. Really? From https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/18/vladi.....
» 10/08/2016 12:49:59 AM Rojama: There has already been a massive experiment done on whether criminal behaviour is .....
» 1/07/2016 2:03:47 PM Shadow Minister: Those 18 year olds (and all the 19, 20, etc.) were storming the beaches b.....
» 1/07/2016 10:52:58 AM Toni: I have a soft spot for Gertrude, if only because a Gertrude had to be behind the hou.....
» 21/06/2016 6:35:40 PM On the beach: I don't condone Tracey Spicer. And I have never experienced insults to men a.....
» 21/06/2016 6:14:37 PM Phanto: 1. It's easy to avoid buses. Don't step in their way, you're usually safe. When .....
» 21/06/2016 5:28:20 PM Phanto: I did NOT say 'every day'. To each woman personally it may may only be a couple of.....
» 21/06/2016 5:10:39 PM 'Germaine Greer once wrote that women have no idea how much men hate them. Thanks to the i.....
» 21/06/2016 4:17:17 PM Josephus: 'I do not see Eddie's speech any worse than some of the posts I've read here, li.....
» 21/06/2016 3:56:41 PM 'It's just a joke' and 'Women/feminists have no sense of humour'. 1. Women - and this wom.....
» 20/06/2016 11:49:14 PM About 20 years ago I moved to a small country town (ca 1500 people), bought a house and st.....
» 15/06/2016 1:05:49 PM Rechtub. 'Next should be income tax, where everyone gets paid every cent they earn'. You.....
» 7/06/2016 1:53:05 PM Yuyutsu: No, I wasn't suggesting 'that car drivers/passengers should also wear helmets', o.....
» 7/06/2016 12:24:22 PM Thank you, Toni. I was about to comment similarly, but you've done it really well. Watchi.....
» 6/06/2016 5:33:16 PM About 22 years ago, the husband of a friend of mine suffered brain-damage in a car crash. .....
» 5/06/2016 11:31:13 PM Yuyutsu, You are very, very fortunate that you can afford to pay for everything yourself. .....
» 3/06/2016 11:11:24 AM How about we get rid of advertising generally? Last year I researched venetian blinds on l.....
» 3/06/2016 10:39:54 AM Very amusing, Yuyutsu. But let's imagine we get rid of democracy, where people 'invade' yo.....
» 1/06/2016 11:27:08 AM Jay: It would be nice if they had any opinions other than 'let's go and bash someone up' o.....
» 31/05/2016 3:46:08 PM Hi O Sung Wu. I had my first run in with sheep in 1965, when I helped drench a mob, quite .....
» 31/05/2016 2:12:34 PM Jay: Actually it's irrelevant who has ties to what. You were clear: one mob, the United .....
» 31/05/2016 10:34:14 AM "The United Patriots Front and their associates decided to counter protest the Bolton.....
» 31/05/2016 12:16:58 AM Chrisgaff. If you passed the intermediate certificate in NSW, then did 4th and 5th year be.....
» 30/05/2016 11:45:12 AM Tony: 'if you do no maths or science subjects for your HSC but still get a good enough ATA.....
» 1/04/2016 10:31:22 PM Have a look at: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/why-australia-lies-to-itself-about-its-.....
» 1/04/2016 5:34:39 PM Runner, there is an element of truth in what you say, but you still seem not to understand.....
» 1/04/2016 4:00:56 PM The best analogy for the justification of the takeover of Australia by quoting British or .....
» 29/03/2016 4:14:46 PM Reading this debate, I am reminded of the search and rescue mounted when a driver got stra.....
» 21/03/2016 10:54:13 PM Dear Onthebeach, I love the way you keep falling over backwards to devalue my comments. A.....
» 19/03/2016 8:58:05 PM Joe: You are quite right, Grant and Throsby should have known the meaning of terra nullius.....
» 19/03/2016 7:15:39 PM Onthebeach(cont.) As I said originally, I have no quarrel with your positive story about y.....
» 19/03/2016 7:08:22 PM Onthebeach: it wasn't a matter of "problems in my role and the way it was being exerc.....
» 18/03/2016 10:27:33 AM In the 70s I was beginning to meet Aboriginal people, and hear the stories of their famili.....
» 17/03/2016 8:56:23 PM Fair enough. But read the book and make up your own mind. Possibly why it touched me is b.....
» 17/03/2016 4:24:14 PM My sincere wish: that you all read Stan Grant's book 'Talking to My Country' before you co.....
» 7/03/2016 1:46:09 PM I have had a run-in with Meniere's, a disorder of the inner ear that is characterised by e.....
» 3/03/2016 11:51:43 AM Nathan, I often leave uneaten food on the plate if I'm grabbing something at a food court .....
» 1/03/2016 7:39:27 AM This will be my last post on the subject, I have to get to work. But, I will continue wat.....
» 1/03/2016 7:31:04 AM Mr O. Actually Sydney is my home town. My family have been there since 1793, I was born an.....
» 29/02/2016 9:06:15 PM PS Mr Opinion, perhaps you could answer my question about Trooper Camillus Sue, 8th Light .....
» 29/02/2016 8:52:30 PM How on earth do you know that the Chinese I spoke to in the Sydney YHA this week were loca.....
» 29/02/2016 1:43:28 PM Mr Gerrit, I'm a senior citizen too and I can recall those days when people had spines and.....
» 29/02/2016 1:23:09 PM Shelter - lovely suggestion, Joe. But you can't march to it!.....
» 29/02/2016 1:15:37 PM In the Australian this morning: the Chinese inbound tourism market is worth more than $5.8.....
» 29/02/2016 6:37:21 AM Mr Opinion, you do not need to upload photos. I am visiting Sydney right now and yes, ther.....
» 28/02/2016 8:28:24 PM Your comment on Chinese billboards reminded me of Melbourne in the 1970s. I caught a train.....
» 28/02/2016 7:46:21 PM Mr Opinion, you are entitled to your opinion but you are not entitled to your own inventio.....
» 28/02/2016 6:33:35 PM Ni hao! Aodaliya Zhong Guo peng you hao. Xie Xie Just practising.... Of course, one advan.....
» 27/02/2016 4:52:44 PM Some of the comments here are quote illogical. Lebanon as a model for the future of Austra.....
» 26/02/2016 5:54:43 PM Loudmouth, In 1988 when everyone got into convict ancestors, I was invited to afternoon te.....
» 26/02/2016 5:39:04 PM I am still quite fond of the deleted second verse of Advance Australia Fair: When gallant.....
» 25/02/2016 7:07:15 PM Well, Yuyutsu, the only ones who can really claim to have been bullied and subject to a ro.....
» 19/02/2016 9:49:41 AM Also Yuyutsu, Re your earlier comment about the influence of science on my childhood perce.....
» 19/02/2016 9:35:29 AM Yuyutsu, you seem to be contradicting yourself. 1. You say the sun rising in the east is .....
» 18/02/2016 9:55:20 PM Josephus: If natural healing happens at an unexpected pace or when the patient is deemed i.....
» 18/02/2016 4:43:05 PM Thank you Yuyutsu, but your reply still doesn't quite resolve the issue. I recognise tha.....
» 18/02/2016 11:23:45 AM The two paranoid response totally miss the point that recognition in the constitution will.....
» 18/02/2016 10:56:15 AM Re: many conflicting religious beliefs. In my family, only my grandmother was particularl.....
» 17/02/2016 11:05:47 AM Enough of this obsession with the trivialities of science - gravity waves etc., and back t.....
» 17/02/2016 10:37:10 AM I should have said they preserve the magnetic polarity of the time......
» 17/02/2016 10:35:10 AM I have just caught up with this theme after a couple of days out of internet contact, quit.....
» 15/02/2016 1:47:59 PM Ah, Mr Opinion, I've worked with some lovely engineers. Though they do have a tendency to .....
» 15/02/2016 1:27:26 PM Interesting question - was Jesus the most influential figure in world history? I stumble.....
» 15/02/2016 9:48:17 AM Gravity waves may come in useful some day. When Michael Faraday, who discovered the dynam.....
» 15/02/2016 9:41:37 AM " From our earliest years we wake every day knowing that we are mortal, an attribute .....
» 11/02/2016 4:41:05 PM I don't think anyone 'deserves' that sort of money. But maybe he's doing what is expected .....
» 11/02/2016 1:49:00 PM Here's my recent (last week) experience with Australia Post. I live in one of four small .....
» 3/02/2016 3:15:47 PM Yuyutsu: Re private property, the question is 'whose private property'? Do they want to co.....
» 3/02/2016 2:10:41 PM I was just trying to pre-empt anyone else blaming feminists! Some people think they are to.....
» 3/02/2016 12:04:41 PM I'm really surprised that the guys on this site haven't woken up to the fact that the grou.....
» 2/02/2016 5:33:05 PM So, Hasbeen, the army is full of 'silly little girls, most of whom are not capable of doin.....
» 2/02/2016 5:01:26 PM I'm not going to comment on the main theme because to be honest, having checked the variou.....
» 28/01/2016 8:01:11 PM Sorry, John Big Mac, that's nonsense for my neck of the woods. In WNSW, Aboriginal famil.....
» 28/01/2016 6:09:39 PM Runner: Social workers... "Unfortunately some are from NZ and feed the aboriginals t.....
» 28/01/2016 5:47:23 PM Cherful: I know lots of people - dozens personally, hundreds if I counted descendants of f.....
» 28/01/2016 2:51:23 PM Where is the work (cont.) Over the last few decades out west, I've become aware of this, .....
» 28/01/2016 2:25:52 PM Finding a job (if you're Aboriginal)... a brief analysis based on my observations in far w.....
» 27/01/2016 10:30:28 PM JohnBigMac 1. the Polish boomerang is associated with material dated at 30,000 years, th.....
» 27/01/2016 9:58:36 PM Loudmouth, I have to say that I am totally confused by your last post. Nowhere did I 'dec.....
» 27/01/2016 6:02:11 PM Runner, 'The mistake is' to use the alleged barbaric life of Aborigines before European ar.....
» 27/01/2016 4:43:01 PM Recommended reading: Paul Wilson 1982 Black Death, White Hands......
» 27/01/2016 4:39:16 PM (Cont.) These experiences and others continue to affect the family. (I've omitted the expe.....
» 27/01/2016 4:22:17 PM Last year I went to the funeral of a 15 year old Aboriginal girl who had killed herself. .....
» 24/06/2015 12:48:48 PM The sixth person was Jesus Christ, not because he was 'the only person worthy' but because.....
» 24/06/2015 12:41:52 PM Actually there were only six people A Jewish, conservative, rapist a Muslim, Communist, g.....
» 23/01/2015 4:49:33 PM God I get sick of ignorant, racist garbage. 1. What was the life expectancy of Aborigines.....
» 23/01/2015 4:17:55 PM OTB: "Habitual old stirrers can try to politicise Australia Day and foster difference.....
» 23/01/2015 2:51:07 PM "I think any possible amends for the past have long been made, the first big plus was.....
» 23/01/2015 1:38:04 PM You are correct, onthebeach. Rudd has gone, years ago, and thank goodness. So why are YOU.....
» 23/01/2015 12:17:39 PM Re Bazz' comment. Everywhere in the world people are still holding grievances and fighting.....
» 23/01/2015 12:12:17 PM The catch is we already have a holiday on 1st January, so I imagine no-one would be in fav.....
» 22/01/2015 11:34:58 AM This page is an interesting example. The first post included the word 'mine' and lo and be.....
» 9/01/2015 5:27:16 PM "But one has to do away with all reason to be an atheist." Can't resist... Eit.....
» 9/01/2015 11:51:06 AM NO. But I like the idea that I am composed of 'star-stuff' - atoms that have been around .....
» 30/12/2014 8:17:56 PM Some light relief. In 1935, Dame Mary Gilmore published 'Flint-lock and Rifle', about th.....
» 30/12/2014 7:55:41 PM More misinterpretation, JB, I never said or implied that I should decide who should have a.....
» 30/12/2014 5:59:32 PM Has been wrote: "And shooting pigs in pig-sties and taking selfies with road-kill sug.....
» 30/12/2014 5:34:57 PM Dear JBowyer, Why are you so defensive? I said nothing in my posts about 'taking guns o.....
» 30/12/2014 4:16:35 PM Dear onthebeach, You wrote: "It is blindingly obvious is it not that anyone who woul.....
» 30/12/2014 4:00:26 PM And shooting pigs in pig-sties and taking selfies with road-kill suggest to me that we rea.....
» 30/12/2014 3:48:24 PM Dear onthebeach, It is amazing how you jump to conclusions. I tell a couple true stori.....
» 30/12/2014 2:16:46 PM A couple of stories on the psychology of hunters. I live in rural NSW, used to work for a.....
» 25/11/2014 10:56:44 AM What's really interesting is the proliferation of these conspiracy theories on the interne.....
» 24/11/2014 11:16:27 PM Part 3. Really, I didn't need to do that analysis. There's a much simpler explanation of.....
» 24/11/2014 11:10:15 PM Part 2. My previous analysis just dropped the world population by 90% pro rata, and assum.....
» 24/11/2014 10:33:16 PM The theory: 1. A billionaire club runs the world with people as slaves via their debt mone.....
» 24/11/2014 4:54:09 PM 1. Boyle is a lawyer not a biologist. 2. Crossing ebola with the common cold? Very differe.....
» 24/11/2014 1:25:40 PM Don't be suckered by conspiracy theories. It's bats. Not the conspiracy theory (though th.....
» 10/11/2014 12:20:42 PM Woops! 1985 Paul Hogan.....
» 10/11/2014 12:18:28 PM Here is an analysis of Australian of the Year for the last two 15 year periods. The result.....
» 26/10/2014 9:21:33 AM Hi Hasbeen. You are truly naïve. If the do-gooders don't go and try to stop it there, it'.....
» 26/10/2014 9:15:18 AM If the 'progressives' are so bad, why is it that the 'non-progressives' have always been p.....
» 25/10/2014 12:24:33 PM Re Hasbeen's objections to "these groups claiming exclusive use of perfectly good Eng.....
» 23/10/2014 1:59:34 PM If Hasbeen suffered as result of Whitlam's reforms, we can conclude that he was and is not.....
» 22/10/2014 9:03:18 PM Spindoc: your quotes from the IPCC were about cyclones and droughts. The SBS program I q.....
» 22/10/2014 10:21:50 AM Re the statement ' no warming since 1998'.. I've always been dubious of a single figure f.....
» 22/10/2014 9:57:41 AM The SBS program the other night on the recent extremely cold winters in the UK gave an exa.....
» 21/10/2014 6:51:06 PM The free hospital service in Queensland was introduced in 1946 by the Hanlon LABOR governm.....
» 21/10/2014 5:22:08 PM "PNG were not pushing for, & did not want independence." Maybe not in 1975, but .....
» 21/10/2014 5:09:32 PM Our record debt .... By comparison with the rest of the G20: see http://ieconomics.com/g.....
» 21/10/2014 4:48:42 PM Rechtub wrote: "Cossomby, their official school day starts at 9 and finnishes at 2.45.....
» 21/10/2014 1:31:50 PM In response to Hasbeen: "Destroying the lives of tens of thousands of aboriginals by.....
» 21/10/2014 1:15:15 PM Some of Gough's achievements: * the Australian Heritage Commission and funding for heritag.....
» 18/10/2014 11:35:55 AM Runner: "no just someone who has seen first hand what really happens. Another inconve.....
» 18/10/2014 9:30:33 AM Of course, the agency of burning fossil fuels is important because that agency is us, the .....
» 18/10/2014 9:24:55 AM Runner: Re your comment: "certainly fits your world view Cossomby. Just don't insult .....
» 17/10/2014 10:39:39 PM Actually, runner, it's not the size of the brains that causes the problem, but the sheer n.....
» 16/10/2014 5:32:53 PM Runner must be talking about another public service to the one I know. I've worked for bot.....
» 16/10/2014 3:00:22 PM ADF pay rates can be found on http://content.defencejobs.gov.au/pdf/triservice/DFT_Documen.....
» 16/10/2014 2:03:01 PM Re unseasonable weather - on a day bushwalk, Kosciusko area in the 1970s, got caught by a .....
» 16/10/2014 1:57:59 PM Does anyone know what soldiers are actually paid? The newspaper articles I've read just ta.....
» 16/10/2014 1:54:46 PM "When half the country is unemployed and the government has to start retrenching beca.....
» 16/10/2014 1:47:20 PM On the one hand ... highly changeable weather is typical of Spring. Living in Canberra eon.....
» 5/10/2014 2:03:01 PM Finally (and this will be the last today!) on sappers. Sappers - soldiers from British Ro.....
» 5/10/2014 1:51:33 PM So, Vietnam. Why was there such a strong anti-war movement, compared with wars before (and.....
» 5/10/2014 1:26:00 PM Amongst the current spate of old films and new documentaries about war, especially WW1, I .....
» 5/10/2014 12:53:15 PM Although I'd browsed through topic, I wasn't going to post, that is, until I watched the f.....
» 2/10/2014 3:35:33 PM On the beach: "For years feminists have been desperate to find examples where women a.....
» 2/10/2014 2:28:32 PM Tony Abbott is quoted (today's Australian) as saying: "the government will not tell p.....
» 2/10/2014 12:14:03 PM Rechtb: "BTW, in your job, were you paid less than the men you worked with, rate of p.....
» 2/10/2014 11:49:41 AM Lissa: "over the last 40 years men and women have tended to revert to their innate, g.....
» 2/10/2014 11:11:27 AM Ozzie: "There is no such thing as a wage gender gap. Those who persist with this myth.....
» 2/10/2014 11:01:25 AM Just getting back to this thread after a busy few days: rechab: "Men are men and wom.....
» 30/09/2014 2:00:42 PM Jay: "I found being a bigot 24/7 to be a poor way to live". That's good to hea.....
» 29/09/2014 11:40:38 PM No point in getting into the full complexity of this topic, it would be wasted on OLO. All.....
» 29/09/2014 11:17:02 PM Having watched that video in which the male speaker criticised Emma Watson for asking men .....
» 29/09/2014 6:25:45 PM I long ago gave up any attempt to understand why some things are left wing and others righ.....
» 29/09/2014 6:14:37 PM "Why it is today, some people having been caught in circumstances that clearly reflec.....
» 29/09/2014 6:08:51 PM Example 2. In the 1980s I worked for a scientifically based government department. There.....
» 29/09/2014 5:45:33 PM Here are a couple of examples, one secondhand, the other from my own experience, both from.....
» 17/09/2014 10:14:33 AM I don't think the problem is being anthropocentric. If you genuinely believed that humans .....
» 14/09/2014 2:09:29 PM I agree. My last post on this topic. My recommendation to all: do not engage with Ludwig.....
» 13/09/2014 3:46:23 PM Since this thread is still going, it gives me a chance to comment on something that troubl.....
» 3/09/2014 12:29:03 PM Fascinating. Jardine Squared dumps on 'the confused, sexist, conflict-ridden, annoying ga.....
» 3/09/2014 11:52:50 AM Ludwig wrote: "I heard ...about a woman who had got herself embroiled in drug smuggli.....
» 1/09/2014 5:43:14 PM Pericles - that was one of the points I was making: that views of Harris' work may have be.....
» 1/09/2014 3:54:50 PM I wasn't going to comment again on this topic, since it has been thoroughly dealt with, bu.....
» 28/08/2014 6:28:58 PM Why we still need cash. Six weeks ago I had some plumbing done. I got a handwritten bill .....
» 20/08/2014 11:54:12 PM Ludwig: You continue to miss the point. It is fine to speak about these things (indeed ess.....
» 15/08/2014 11:44:35 AM Ludwig: Pericles beat me to it, but I was also going to remind you of your very first post.....
» 13/08/2014 5:08:54 PM Robert, I accept that. I should have said some males. The majority of men I know are peop.....
» 13/08/2014 1:05:42 PM This has been a disturbing and illuminating thread. I was initially taken aback by Ludwi.....
» 13/08/2014 12:22:37 PM See: http://zeroanthropology.net/2014/08/12/bury-me-rolf-harris-in-wolf-creek-zeke/.....
» 4/08/2014 1:31:27 PM Dear Ludwig: You ask: How could anyone have explored the things that I have explored here .....
» 24/07/2014 12:54:09 AM 'For example, Ludwig has several times here pointed out that one girl waited a whole MINUT.....
» 23/07/2014 11:46:28 PM I will be out of email contact for the next few days. This is to advise that the lack of f.....
» 23/07/2014 11:30:51 PM Lester: "In the same recent post you rightly pointed out regarding Rolf, that offence.....
» 23/07/2014 9:16:47 PM As others have said the actual jail sentence was on the lower side. As for the "des.....
» 23/07/2014 6:43:19 PM When we toilet-train small children, we instill in them concepts of shame and disgust. It'.....
» 23/07/2014 5:56:12 PM Ludwig wrote: 'others have fallen off this thread and disappeared, perhaps because they ca.....
» 15/07/2014 3:32:45 PM Ludwig and his supporters have really done us a service in demonstrating how pervasive som.....
» 16/05/2014 12:00:32 AM Jay's orginal comment: "Have you ever wondered why Jesse Owens or Usain Bolt turned o.....
» 15/05/2014 5:36:52 PM Shockaholic wrote: " Cossomby "I would usually avoid claiming scientific experti.....
» 15/05/2014 1:40:29 PM David, that's an interesting observation. Of course, the 'celibate' catholics weren't all.....
» 15/05/2014 11:58:14 AM Continued. Jay's examples: "Have you ever wondered why Jesse Owens or Usain Bolt turn.....
» 15/05/2014 11:32:26 AM Re hybrid vigour and exogamy. I would usually avoid claiming scientific expertise. In this.....
» 15/05/2014 11:03:33 AM Last night Jay called me "an Anti Racist, a moron or a teenager or all three". I.....
» 14/05/2014 11:08:32 PM I have had no time tonight to respond to some of the silly comments. But for a bit of lig.....
» 14/05/2014 4:46:39 PM So is the video a fake to make "White" nationalists look bad or has it been prod.....
» 13/05/2014 11:31:58 PM "The Chinese man is mimicking, adopting, the ways of aliens. He has betrayed his ance.....
» 13/05/2014 11:15:01 PM Jay, I didn't condone the program, the people in it or their views. I hadn't seen it so I .....
» 13/05/2014 6:53:47 PM This is timely: tonight on Insight SBS 8.30pm. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/0.....
» 12/05/2014 9:45:40 PM This debate is nothing new. James Grassie 1861: The meaning of the word patriotism is zea.....
» 12/05/2014 9:40:02 PM "The people who emigrated to England in prehistoric and distant historic times were a.....
» 12/05/2014 12:50:14 AM The picture in the first link has to be photoshopped!.....
» 12/05/2014 12:06:18 AM Hi Guys, I was going to respond to several of the points raised, but I've been immersing m.....
» 10/05/2014 6:00:06 PM Not sure how to answer that slight non-sequitor. I did watch some of the video. But not c.....
» 10/05/2014 5:03:57 PM Yes (to the first question). I think politically identifying by any 'colour' is not useful.....
» 10/05/2014 4:21:29 PM Cossomby, So what, do we need to ask anyone's permission to call ourselves White? Jay, Yo.....
» 10/05/2014 2:29:46 PM PS Thinking about friends and colleagues of mixed descent, eg people with Chinese ancestry.....
» 10/05/2014 2:15:46 PM Schokaholic asks: Were any of the Anzacs/Olympic/go to school with/ film stars/famous Aust.....
» 10/05/2014 12:17:26 AM A final note. About 20 odd years ago I visited the Sovereign Hill reconstructed gold mini.....
» 10/05/2014 12:07:31 AM In 1988 an historian characterised Australian history in four 50 years phases. 1788-1838.....
» 9/05/2014 11:31:11 PM "But what of the *children* of Chinese-Turkish parents who marry and have kids with t.....
» 24/04/2014 3:13:40 PM On the beach: I couldn't find in the Courier article where its says the Paddington office .....
» 24/04/2014 3:07:57 PM Re 'my side'. I am a pro-capitalist libertarian - I am happy about people wanting to come .....
» 24/04/2014 12:33:58 PM Why does it have to look like grass? Why not? This is a silly issue, purely for the pur.....
» 24/04/2014 12:27:32 PM We may agree on the faith schools. But I don't think there should be any faith based scho.....
» 24/04/2014 12:22:36 PM For most of us 'freedom to pursue their aspirations' includes 'freedom to accrue economic .....
» 24/04/2014 10:55:04 AM << in a country so successful at true multiculturalism that people from all over the.....
» 24/04/2014 10:36:46 AM It's sooo easy to get a bite! Yes, the cost was ridiculous, and yes it's taxpayers money......
» 23/04/2014 11:40:28 PM PS Re the roof top garden. Most timber we use is from plantations, and furniture made from.....
» 23/04/2014 11:30:04 PM After I'd waded through the usual morass of who hates who more, I realised that most of th.....
» 23/04/2014 10:53:36 PM In the late 1980s I lived in Marrickville area, Sydney, which has to be one of the most di.....
» 7/03/2014 6:19:18 PM I should add the historic case study is about a farmer who was affected by exactly the sam.....
» 7/03/2014 6:13:26 PM Dear on the beach That's probably a polite criticism of my post. I stand by it, because.....
» 7/03/2014 3:49:19 PM Dear O Sung Wu I don't underestimate the devastation of severe depression. You must seek .....
» 27/02/2014 2:51:20 PM There are good evolutionary reasons why we are disgusted with our (and other animal's) exc.....
» 10/02/2014 9:45:01 AM Someone did a spot poll of our local Saturday morning café group (country town): Who's sic.....
» 13/01/2014 3:37:58 PM SPQR, it's not a matter of gullibility but an awareness of the deeply complex nature of th.....
» 13/01/2014 1:44:55 PM Individual, re 'This a problem that has been created for us deliberately by warlords in ot.....
» 13/01/2014 1:32:36 PM Individual's proposal for compulsory retirement and list of rules for the over-50s shows a.....
» 13/01/2014 12:32:23 PM Why do refugees chose to come by boat? http://www.smh.com.au/national/he-knocked-at-the-.....
» 12/01/2014 11:40:50 AM Foxy My understanding of the separation of powers is this: Legislative, Executive and Judi.....
» 11/01/2014 5:58:52 PM O sung wu... The point about the ASIO files is that they encompassed all kinds of ordinar.....
» 11/01/2014 4:23:49 PM It's hot. That citrus syrup cake at the coffee shop this morning was great. It's very ho.....
» 12/11/2013 12:17:23 PM SPQR: Re <<Q&A, that leftist ABC conspiracy, has 44% coalition supporters in the aud.....
» 11/11/2013 10:22:11 PM Here is some background on the Oregon Petition. In 1998 the OISM circulated the Oregon Pet.....
» 11/11/2013 8:58:46 PM Who believes in global warming? Well, right now, on Q&A, five business leaders are all s.....
» 11/11/2013 2:36:52 PM Jardine: Please go back and reread my first post. It was about the assumption that Wendy B.....
» 11/11/2013 1:24:56 PM SPQR: you also just demonstrated my point. It's clear you haven't examined your own biases.....
» 11/11/2013 12:03:46 PM I actually hadn't heard of Heartland re AGW until the mention above. So I googled it. This.....
» 11/11/2013 10:51:23 AM Jardine: Thank you for demonstrating my point. I addressed the issue of posters assuming.....
» 11/11/2013 8:39:04 AM I am one of those with some scientific knowledge who has given up on posting on OLO. Howev.....
» 23/10/2013 5:25:39 PM Wall Street on the Tundra: "Back in 2001, as the Internet boom turned into a bust, .....
» 23/10/2013 5:22:28 PM I'd be happy to work with onthebeach's logic, on one condition: it applies to men as well .....
» 23/10/2013 12:10:43 PM Until about 20 years ago public service department heads were permanent positions, held by.....
» 17/10/2013 11:08:10 PM Peter: All your items are valid, and time will demonstrate whether we do stop burning foss.....
» 17/10/2013 10:29:10 PM To Peter Lang. Yes, life will survive and evolve. The world will be different (but probabl.....
» 17/10/2013 10:21:05 PM (cont.) Understanding the geological, atmospheric and oceanic systems of the world today,.....
» 17/10/2013 9:43:12 PM After scrolling through the posts, I read http://www.pnas.org/content/99/7/4167. It's not .....
» 25/09/2013 9:28:28 AM individual: "You're asking for evidence on the 40 grand worth of travel. Well, if you.....
» 24/09/2013 10:31:42 PM Individual: all you are doing is repeating unsubstantiated allegations. "Some officia.....
» 24/09/2013 3:42:30 PM (cont.) 3. Refuse to come back to HO meetings? If this was a job requirement, that might .....
» 24/09/2013 3:27:48 PM Individual: Let's analyse your scenario. Public servant applies for remote area position;.....
» 24/09/2013 12:16:33 PM I mistyped the quote from Tony Fitzgerald: "Party politics leave me absolutely cold.....
» 24/09/2013 11:10:48 AM Re Senator Jan McLucas. Why is her living mainly in Canberra "a typical rort supporte.....
» 24/09/2013 10:50:37 AM On the beach, It's a bit much to criticise me for 'passing off' something I hadn't read. B.....
» 23/09/2013 11:32:38 PM Thank you, onthebeach. The Australian won't let me read that article without paying. Th.....
» 23/09/2013 6:43:51 PM As with the other thread, I conclude I am living in a different Australia. I live in a s.....
» 23/09/2013 6:29:45 PM I'm still waiting for some hard evidence of the statements made in this thread. And, exa.....
» 23/09/2013 3:05:55 PM Chris: It didn't work like that in the public service I knew or in the one I still do cont.....
» 23/09/2013 2:38:14 PM Dear Chrisgaff1000: I'd be interested to know the names of the public servants you know wh.....
» 23/09/2013 1:52:43 PM Shadow Minister: Can you give the source of the 'recent article also showed that there is .....
» 23/09/2013 10:51:58 AM Whenever I read attacks on public servants I remember an experience I had working for a st.....
» 23/09/2013 10:01:54 AM it's very many years since I first heard (verbally) that "Australia gives them (asylu.....
» 19/09/2013 10:57:53 AM Bazz wrote: I have not seen maps showing the ice age coverage of Nth America but I have se.....
» 18/09/2013 7:05:25 PM Bazz: OK Cossomby, so I am ignorant, then enlighten me as to why the ice does not melt at .....
» 18/09/2013 3:34:07 PM Bazz's comment is specious nonsense. The Pleistocene glaciations of Nth America (and Europ.....
» 18/09/2013 2:58:52 PM Foxy wrote: During the last ice-age, when much of North America was covered with sheets of.....
» 23/07/2013 11:54:27 PM We can't take everyone. But we can stop demonising people (as jihadists, fanatics etc.) a.....
» 23/07/2013 8:10:30 PM If I were a Muslim why would I have just posted a poem by a Christian? Now of course you'l.....
» 23/07/2013 6:29:01 PM Jayb - I've given you one good one, now can you give me evidence that there are 100 bad on.....
» 23/07/2013 3:40:38 PM An aspiration for all posters: A plea Dear God complicate my world make my thoughts .....
» 23/07/2013 3:32:11 PM Here's one who came by boat. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/from-r.....
» 18/07/2013 7:49:12 PM A qualification to my last post: I rarely post 'my opinion' because often I don't have an .....
» 18/07/2013 6:45:57 PM Well, I did use the word 'give' but I was not thinking in terms of merely 'gifting' it to .....
» 18/07/2013 9:03:08 AM onthebeach quoted: " Cossomby, 'We could always give Christmas Island to Indonesia......
» 16/07/2013 4:40:17 PM (cont.) There is no similar generational history of a small business tradition for most A.....
» 16/07/2013 4:34:00 PM In my long experience in this area, in the rural SE, there has been much improvement, thou.....
» 15/07/2013 11:52:25 AM I am aware of the history of Christmas Island. However in the long run, the wishes of nice.....
» 15/07/2013 11:08:37 AM So Rudd is being negative about Abbott's negativity. Since two negatives cancel each other.....
» 15/07/2013 10:15:51 AM We could always give Christmas Island to Indonesia. The very short distance from Java to A.....
» 14/07/2013 6:50:46 PM aaagh, Jayb, we're probably related!!.....
» 14/07/2013 4:44:06 PM Thanks Jayb, I'll follow that up re the surveyors. I won't hold against you what your anc.....
» 14/07/2013 3:39:40 PM Also, from the point of view of Pashtuns, Afghans, Sikhs etc., it was the Ottoman Empire t.....
» 14/07/2013 2:48:16 PM Joe: I commented back about 50 pages ago that economic refugees were more likely to work h.....
» 13/07/2013 9:04:54 PM I am reminded of meeting some-one who was unable to admit he was wrong. Many years ago I .....
» 13/07/2013 8:45:14 PM Well, if that experience didn't get through to you that you were making incorrect assumpti.....
» 13/07/2013 6:35:31 PM UOG wrote: i hoped could debate the issues. instead i get peer pressure to change. yet eve.....
» 13/07/2013 5:58:17 PM UOG: im sorry your leaving..Cossomby. it seems everytime..i raise the issue..it seems i up.....
» 13/07/2013 12:56:23 AM Jayb: OK so someone is 1/4 muslim from an Afghan grandfather, 1/4 Aboriginal from a grandm.....
» 12/07/2013 9:56:03 PM I think I will leave you to talk nonsense to yourself......
» 12/07/2013 3:21:33 PM Jayb: You still haven't answered my question......
» 12/07/2013 3:12:30 PM I have had some difficulty following OUG's responses to my post. Juxtaposing sentences fro.....
» 12/07/2013 2:50:23 PM My apologies for posting in the wrong place - it was late at night! Here's my original pos.....
» 12/07/2013 2:47:41 PM Jayb: I am still waiting for an answer to my question: amongst those to be sent back, are .....
» 11/07/2013 11:02:04 PM Just one comment - otherwise I'd be here all night... A statement on the initial post: &q.....
» 10/07/2013 4:08:40 PM Send ALL Muslims back to countries that a majority of citizens with their particular relig.....
» 7/07/2013 5:43:18 PM Re " More importantly, Rudd mentioned the word conflict with Indonesia regarding the .....
» 6/07/2013 2:11:43 PM Just caught up with the thread after a day of illness. I looked at my earlier posts that.....
» 4/07/2013 5:33:07 PM Last two posts - just prove my point......
» 4/07/2013 2:46:18 PM SPQR wrote: "Isn’t funny how every time you scratch the vanish off a asylum scammer s.....
» 4/07/2013 11:18:15 AM "Cossomby: Australia was established by a bunch of crooks including some of my ancest.....
» 4/07/2013 9:56:06 AM SPQR: If you robbed Fort Knox, and high-jacked a plane you would be doing it as a citizen .....
» 4/07/2013 12:02:18 AM SPQR: Actually the boat for refugees from Australia to NZ was a <<joke>>!! But.....
» 3/07/2013 11:20:11 PM A couple of real examples... On "Adam Hill Tonight", Les Murray (soccer comment.....
» 2/07/2013 11:08:51 PM "What's wrong with me driving my Lamborghini Gallardo (pictured here with me at the d.....
» 2/07/2013 6:34:03 PM Jay Please provide evidence for the source of the figures you give for average IQ from th.....
» 2/07/2013 6:11:53 PM " ... if migrants wish to migrate to Australia, they should go via the appropriate ch.....
» 2/07/2013 3:32:23 PM What's wrong with economic migrants? We need to be a country which is smarter, more innov.....
» 2/07/2013 3:02:43 PM A couple of comments on the responses to my post yesterday. 1. Were my ancestors postWW2 .....
» 1/07/2013 11:56:45 AM Further on NSW, most of the people receiving rations in the late 19C-early 20C in western .....
» 1/07/2013 11:04:28 AM Thanks for an interesting post. NSW had a similar ration distribution system but, I think,.....
» 1/07/2013 10:40:05 AM I'm the descendant of a lot of poor economic migrants who have contributed a huge amount t.....
» 30/05/2013 12:12:53 AM I've followed this thread with dismay but very little surprise. The terms used towards Ada.....
» 10/05/2013 6:40:16 PM An emerald green VW, 1959 model, bought second-hand in 1964 in Melbourne, when I was a stu.....
» 26/03/2013 12:09:42 PM Just ignore young smart-arses when they roll their eyes at anyone older! Mostly they don't.....
» 4/03/2013 1:22:25 PM Mr Opinion: You wrote: 'But I do expect a high level of integrity and honesty from those w.....
» 4/03/2013 11:24:16 AM I have pretty well given up on OLO because it seems to have become just a place for sledgi.....
» 3/01/2013 10:02:02 AM A 12-year old in a small country town 'borrowed' a pushbike for a ride. To discourage him .....
» 31/12/2012 2:27:21 PM Here's another 'could be aliens' experience, and also a real encounter with an 'unexplaine.....
» 26/12/2012 2:51:57 PM Re Jayb's comment: "Australia seems to have a need to evaluate new tech for 20 odd ye.....
» 26/12/2012 2:30:30 PM Who needs the NBN? Well, me. I run an internet-dependent business in a small country town......
» 28/11/2012 3:48:55 PM Do stop all the gloom and doom. Come out to Wentworth for Christmas. Santa's coming twice!.....
» 1/11/2012 11:07:59 AM If all the above is true generally, then how come the (only) takeaway fish and chip hambur.....
» 24/07/2012 10:37:34 AM There have been a lot of subsequent posts to my note on the New Scientist article on 12 Ju.....
» 16/07/2012 10:53:03 AM Sometimes it's entertaining. I remember a class breaking up in laughter after an American .....
» 12/07/2012 11:13:58 AM To go back to the initial question... Have a look at this week's (7 July) New Scientist - .....
» 21/05/2012 10:48:25 AM To put this debate in context, I'd recommend a truly excellent book 'The Last Lingua Franc.....
» 18/04/2012 10:49:13 AM By 'White Policy' you clearly mean the White Australia Policy, initially introduced in the.....
» 5/04/2012 3:50:33 PM Jay characterises the predator drone as 'female' because 'women conduct conflict or expres.....
» 4/04/2012 6:11:50 PM Alas, I've succumbed. Jay, I'm not an academic. And I'm not feeling hostile - I really h.....
» 4/04/2012 11:05:06 AM Jay, perhaps I was being too ironic for you. I am aware (as a historian) of the complex .....
» 3/04/2012 11:26:46 PM Jay's raves about the alleged feminisation of western politics, reminds me of Ghandi's quo.....
» 3/04/2012 10:32:49 AM The reason is obvious - whenever the men stuff it up, a woman gets appointed to try and pi.....
» 3/04/2012 10:20:09 AM Josephus: If you do something bad to another person, why should you be forgiven? Why shoul.....
» 2/04/2012 6:39:01 PM Wishful thinking, Snake. In 50 years the message you've just posted will be quoted in an o.....
» 2/04/2012 12:42:24 PM Anthony asked: Please name me one law that has come into being in Australia, because it ca.....
» 2/04/2012 10:09:31 AM I went to the funeral on Saturday of an old friend, died age 75 after years of illness. Sh.....
» 1/02/2012 7:16:02 PM Squeers, now that's a post worth discussing. At one level, I think you (and Eva Cox) are o.....
» 1/02/2012 1:50:46 PM Here's another reason why I don't post often. Squeers and Antiseptic tried on two attitu.....
» 1/02/2012 10:06:36 AM I'm a casual contributer with a neutral nickname that may hide the fact that I am female. .....
» 30/01/2012 11:50:47 AM Regarding the events of 26 January, see http://fieldnotesandfootnotes.wordpress.com/2012.....
» 13/01/2012 9:37:28 AM Yuyutsu wrote: Any private person, or private organization (by private I mean, who does no.....
» 18/11/2011 9:17:47 AM This is a true story. In a small country town, a 10-12 year old boy joyrides on a bicycl.....
» 10/11/2011 9:58:54 AM No, it's not the beginning of the end - it's nature doing its thing. The run-off due to t.....
» 2/11/2011 8:47:12 AM The opportunities of the future are unknown, so 1. acquire a wide range of skills - langua.....
» 27/10/2011 9:10:38 AM Robert said: I am taking a stand against more of government intervention in the lives of t.....
» 26/10/2011 11:44:21 AM RE my last post. In case someone debates and says 'you were younger then and your friends .....
» 26/10/2011 11:27:38 AM Hasbeen stated: 50 years ago it was legal to drive at 100 MPH on country roads., & main h.....
» 23/08/2011 10:33:25 AM The matter is under investigation. Our law works on the basis of innocent until proven gui.....
» 26/07/2011 1:30:47 PM Hi Antiseptic. There are certainly differences in work-place styles, but that's got nothin.....
» 26/07/2011 12:04:53 PM Antiseptic wrote: If a person is not happy at work they have the right to leave with no qu.....
» 26/07/2011 11:47:03 AM Antiseptic, Monday, 25 July 2011 11:46:04 AM commented: Cossomby, see above. the fact that.....
» 25/07/2011 11:21:47 AM PS I am sure that my situation would have been assessed as a 'bogus claim' in an investiga.....
» 25/07/2011 11:10:31 AM 'Beats the hell out of me why adults aren't capable of dealing with bullying themselves'. .....
» 25/07/2011 10:41:56 AM Loved Australia You're Standing In it. Especially the cartoon of the Melbourne trams turni.....
» 25/07/2011 10:33:40 AM Re assuming it was a Moslem extremist: remember Timothy McVey. These sorts of actions (c.....
» 8/07/2011 12:23:37 PM PS I am rather fond of the Ngatyi (pronounced Nai-tchee), one version of the Rainbow Serpe.....
» 8/07/2011 12:09:56 PM An interesting question. My response is much the same as Morganzola's: I'm an atheist but .....
» 14/06/2011 10:59:42 AM I had to redo the course for my White Card recently, because sometimes I work on construct.....
» 14/06/2011 10:36:33 AM I'm absolutely delighted Germaine is growing old eccentrically. It's always been seen as a.....
» 31/05/2011 12:07:33 PM No point in adding to the debate on Cate. Without taking sides on the carbon tax, I think .....
» 26/05/2011 2:14:23 PM Runner asks: How can the weaker sex be equal? Does lowering the standards to join the Poli.....
» 16/05/2011 9:07:38 AM What is the situation with Australians moving to New Zealand? Does the same set-up work th.....
» 8/04/2011 9:56:26 AM Aboriginal people adopted European skills early and often excelled at them. Sometimes they.....
» 25/01/2011 12:56:22 PM I live in Wentworth at the junction of the Murray and Darling - all that water is heading .....
» 18/11/2010 8:23:43 AM PS I meant to add to last: In spite of being descended from 1790s Sydney convicts, I also.....
» 18/11/2010 8:13:35 AM Australia has always been reinventing itself. In 1988 an historian (sorry I can't remember.....
» 27/08/2010 11:43:46 AM I am pretty sure that the US has a higher murder rate than Australia. The US also has the .....
» 27/07/2010 5:22:30 PM Individual: If we slow down the rate of mining in Australia now, and let everyone else use.....
» 5/07/2010 6:36:43 PM You can think you're being different and yet still be conforming. My sister, a non-conform.....
» 27/06/2010 2:34:46 PM A comment on taking responsibility ... Ms Fraser-Kirk blew the whistle on this guy but it.....
» 27/06/2010 12:32:40 AM For the CEO to go so fast suggests that the complaint that triggered it was just the tip o.....
» 26/06/2010 5:25:41 PM Dane I wasn't arguing for the use of 'nation'. I placed Barwick's use of it for W Vic in i.....
» 25/06/2010 7:04:45 PM More on language. It is hard to write about traditional Aboryginal people as humans with s.....
» 25/06/2010 6:17:02 PM It really does depend on the language you use. Loudmouth: 'One dialect group had a very .....
» 24/06/2010 11:53:07 AM How many posters here have actually chatted to an Aboriginal person, visited an Aboriginal.....
» 21/06/2010 11:20:58 AM The difficulty of accurate prediction on a daily basis has nothing to do with lack of mone.....
» 18/05/2010 10:20:12 PM More fact checking needed! Mohammed was a prophet, and founder of Islam, but did not claim.....
» 18/05/2010 11:21:10 AM The original article and its links are an interesting example of manipulation of statistic.....

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