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I am continuously fascinated by how folks get so riled up over DST.
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What's a DST? it sounds painful
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I expect I was treated for it a long time back.
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spot wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:18 pm I expect I was treated for it a long time back.
What Distemper? lol You old dog :lol:
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magentaflame wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:46 pm What's a DST? it sounds painful
Umm,...
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OH...I only know it as DLEST :lol: It's up the duff here because Western Australia is 3 hours behind us and Northern Territory and Queensland don't do it.
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The vegetarian diet makes you a very good and thoughtful cook
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what I'm finding interesting at the moment is all the footage on telly when it comes to covid. Over and over I see medical staff gowned, gloved, masked and face shielded to the hilt. Then standing right next to them are security guards and police officers with bear arms and only wearing masks. What's that about?
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My apologies I just saw footage of a policeman wearing gloves.
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magentaflame wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:20 pm My apologies I just saw footage of a policeman wearing gloves.
Gauntlets. They're called gauntlets when they have a historical military provenance. A policeman wearing gloves would be lampooned by his colleagues. Or were they disposables?
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disposables.
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This morning I decided I'm never doing anything nice for anyone ever again.
I was in the local pub and my friend and I were sitting outside and his friends were there and everyone was talking and having a laugh. Then they had to leave and had quite a bit of a walk ahead of them. Because they are getting on in years I offered to drop them off home, no big deal I was leaving anyway. So did that . Two days later I'm being accused of burgling their house. ( the house was burgled one night later which they heard but didn't investigate) Now at first I laughed at the mere suggestion of performing such an act. Then yesterday I was accosted with threats to kill me, hit me and then he started threatening my childrens lives. (no they weren't there at the time) .... others were there ready to pounce if such an act occurred. but really? ME? I wouldn't even know where to start...nor where to fence anything. Being involved in something like that could destroy my career. AS IF!
then to top all that off....not an ounce of sleep last night and it's becoming more and more common if it's not the next door nutters having another fight and throwing furniture around it's the bloke over the road not taking his medication. I've been, along with other neighbours, patient about his condition and there are always apologies afterward ....but there is a cut off point when he plays his music and bass so loud that it reverberates through your pillow. I'll be moving in the next couple of months. Dare I say it? ....I need abetter class of people around me.
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Dear "Worried Reader",

Your better class of people comment sounds feasible, but what you describe could be an underlying factor of life in Victoria. I speak from a position of total ignorance as usual, but I have dim recollections of 20th century Australian TV and spin-off films describing Melbourne's police as corrupt and the city being run by working-class career criminals with more money than sense. If there's any truth to that international image, you may simply have entirely unsuitable acquaintances at your local pub.

The picture the world has of Australian pubs is that they have extremely limited opening hours, that customers time their departure from work to coincide with a small window of opportunity, and once at the bar they sink pints of frozen four-X every ten minutes until closing time. Again this may be an inaccurate picture, but if it has any truth you might improve your social milieu at a table of a sushi bar in a quieter part of town.
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I learned long ago to avoid doing favors for, or helping strangers, or even neighbors with whom I have only a passing acquaintance, at pubs - or anywhere that alcohol consumption is a significant focus of activity.
I once ended up in jail for possession of illegal drugs after giving guy ride when his car wouldn't start, and almost shot by an overly jealous boyfriend, after giving a drunk barmaid a ride home, AND arrested for burglary and theft after trying to help a nice young couple move.
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spot wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:30 am Dear "Worried Reader",

Your better class of people comment sounds feasible, but what you describe could be an underlying factor of life in Victoria. I speak from a position of total ignorance as usual, but I have dim recollections of 20th century Australian TV and spin-off films describing Melbourne's police as corrupt and the city being run by working-class career criminals with more money than sense. If there's any truth to that international image, you may simply have entirely unsuitable acquaintances at your local pub.

The picture the world has of Australian pubs is that they have extremely limited opening hours, that customers time their departure from work to coincide with a small window of opportunity, and once at the bar they sink pints of frozen four-X every ten minutes until closing time. Again this may be an inaccurate picture, but if it has any truth you might improve your social milieu at a table of a sushi bar in a quieter part of town.
Your comment of Police and working class career criminals could be correct. I don't know of any though, I don't get so involved with people. One thing I noticed in the last couple of weeks is the "anxy" feeling around the pub. I even mentioned it recently. There has also been a few blow ins not going away as well (hence my situation, but because they are a friend of a friend)

The world picture seems to be similar to ours about your pubs. The inner city public bar on the corner? Almost gone these days along with the inner city music scene. Pubs have changed since the forties. Although there may be some left as you've described. Pubs these days have pokies, bistros, and main/sports bars. Family oriented, and where you take Nana for mothers day lunch. And they are open late. it's a mix of people .

I have to move anyway for work and although knowing I'm in a bit of a rough area, I grew up in a rough area so I understand the people around me. But I'm getting on and there's a difference between getting paid to put up with peoples shit rather than having to cope with it in my personal life. I have new hobbies and outlook these days so it's probably time anyway.

And you'll never catch me in a sushi bar.......EVER!
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Years ago I learned trying to help people you really don't know well, most times ends in regretful repercussions! :o
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LarsMac wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 am I learned long ago to avoid doing favors for, or helping strangers, or even neighbors with whom I have only a passing acquaintance, at pubs - or anywhere that alcohol consumption is a significant focus of activity.
I once ended up in jail for possession of illegal drugs after giving guy ride when his car wouldn't start, and almost shot by an overly jealous boyfriend, after giving a drunk barmaid a ride home, AND arrested for burglary and theft after trying to help a nice young couple move.
BLOODY NORA!!!!
Okay I don't want to be put in that situation.
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I hope Biden's new gun control legislation gets up. How could the NRA have a problem with those laws? Ghost guns really?
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magentaflame wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:15 pm I hope Biden's new gun control legislation gets up. How could the NRA have a problem with those laws? Ghost guns really?
Ever since Wayne La Pierre took over the NRA in the 70s, their focus has been on refuting any reasonable gun legislation, period.
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magentaflame wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:06 pm
LarsMac wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 am I learned long ago to avoid doing favors for, or helping strangers, or even neighbors with whom I have only a passing acquaintance, at pubs - or anywhere that alcohol consumption is a significant focus of activity.
I once ended up in jail for possession of illegal drugs after giving guy ride when his car wouldn't start, and almost shot by an overly jealous boyfriend, after giving a drunk barmaid a ride home, AND arrested for burglary and theft after trying to help a nice young couple move.
BLOODY NORA!!!!
Okay I don't want to be put in that situation.
While I like the occasional brewski as much as the next guy, I've concluded that people who drink in public are basically practicing poor judgement, and are just waiting for the opportunity to expand on the concept.
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LarsMac wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:24 am
magentaflame wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:06 pm
LarsMac wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 am I learned long ago to avoid doing favors for, or helping strangers, or even neighbors with whom I have only a passing acquaintance, at pubs - or anywhere that alcohol consumption is a significant focus of activity.
I once ended up in jail for possession of illegal drugs after giving guy ride when his car wouldn't start, and almost shot by an overly jealous boyfriend, after giving a drunk barmaid a ride home, AND arrested for burglary and theft after trying to help a nice young couple move.
BLOODY NORA!!!!
Okay I don't want to be put in that situation.
While I like the occasional brewski as much as the next guy, I've concluded that people who drink in public are basically practicing poor judgement, and are just waiting for the opportunity to expand on the concept.
I disagree. What kind of drinking are you talking about? I go to the pub twice a week (actually less now) I have two pots and go home. I go for the socialisation not to drink per se. I live on my own and its time out from four walls .
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Grrrrr.....I got the job last July. (i was beginning to believe the job was a fantasy) The Site is finally up and running. Told that the job starts next Thursday. Great! ....Nope . Monday instead now. That's put me right out. I had everything worked out to begin Thursday. Now i"m running around like a headless chook trying to squeeze everything in over the weekend...........SIGH! Other issues as well, it's what happens when you run a job in a remote location from a major city.
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magentaflame wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:44 pm
LarsMac wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:24 am
magentaflame wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:06 pm
LarsMac wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 am I learned long ago to avoid doing favors for, or helping strangers, or even neighbors with whom I have only a passing acquaintance, at pubs - or anywhere that alcohol consumption is a significant focus of activity.
I once ended up in jail for possession of illegal drugs after giving guy ride when his car wouldn't start, and almost shot by an overly jealous boyfriend, after giving a drunk barmaid a ride home, AND arrested for burglary and theft after trying to help a nice young couple move.
BLOODY NORA!!!!
Okay I don't want to be put in that situation.
While I like the occasional brewski as much as the next guy, I've concluded that people who drink in public are basically practicing poor judgement, and are just waiting for the opportunity to expand on the concept.
I disagree. What kind of drinking are you talking about? I go to the pub twice a week (actually less now) I have two pots and go home. I go for the socialisation not to drink per se. I live on my own and its time out from four walls .
You're probably right. We are half a world apart. Here in the Good Ol' US of A, we like to do things in the extreme. I can drink fairly responsibly, these days, but I can't hang around the average pub for long. You can feel the Mean IQ drop by the hour. And lately too many of them are carrying guns. There's a reason that Marshal Earp decreed that everybody had to check their guns with the barkeep.
But then socialization was never really my strong point.
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LarsMac wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:19 pm
magentaflame wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:44 pm
LarsMac wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:24 am
magentaflame wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:06 pm
LarsMac wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 am I learned long ago to avoid doing favors for, or helping strangers, or even neighbors with whom I have only a passing acquaintance, at pubs - or anywhere that alcohol consumption is a significant focus of activity.
I once ended up in jail for possession of illegal drugs after giving guy ride when his car wouldn't start, and almost shot by an overly jealous boyfriend, after giving a drunk barmaid a ride home, AND arrested for burglary and theft after trying to help a nice young couple move.
BLOODY NORA!!!!
Okay I don't want to be put in that situation.
While I like the occasional brewski as much as the next guy, I've concluded that people who drink in public are basically practicing poor judgement, and are just waiting for the opportunity to expand on the concept.
I disagree. What kind of drinking are you talking about? I go to the pub twice a week (actually less now) I have two pots and go home. I go for the socialisation not to drink per se. I live on my own and its time out from four walls .

But then socialization was never really my strong point.

yeah I'm the opposite..........I could talk a lamp post bored. :lol:
I'm not an extravert I just need company sometimes (when I choose it)
I understand the gun situation though. I believe I'd think twice.
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Tiger Woods was speeding when he crashed an SUV in Southern California less than two months ago, leaving the golf superstar seriously injured, authorities said on Wednesday. Woods was driving 84-87 mph on a downhill stretch of road outside Los Angeles that had a speed limit of 45 mph, Los Angeles county sheriff Alex Villanueva said. Detectives did not seek search warrants for the athlete’s blood samples, which could have been screened for drugs or alcohol, or his cellphone. Sheriff's officials said there was no evidence of impairment or of distracted driving.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video ... rash-video
In my country we call that one law for the rich and another for the poor. I expect the chap believes he's a good driver.

How on earth was he not tested in those circumstances? What sort of manipulative policing does America operate?

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Authorities in Cambodia have criticised an artist after he altered photos of victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Irish artist Matt Loughrey colourised images of photos taken in the notorious Tuol Sleng prison. Smiles were reportedly added to some faces.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56707984
Is outraging public decency still an attribute of the unskilled artist?

My nine year old's Photoshop skills include what Mr Loughrey is described as having done but I'm sure my nine year old has more empathy than to do it.
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spot wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Authorities in Cambodia have criticised an artist after he altered photos of victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Irish artist Matt Loughrey colourised images of photos taken in the notorious Tuol Sleng prison. Smiles were reportedly added to some faces.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56707984
Is outraging public decency still an attribute of the unskilled artist?

My nine year old's Photoshop skills include what Mr Loughrey is described as having done but I'm sure my nine year old has more empathy than to do it.
I'm afraid I find what this man has done as reprehensible. Does he have no soul? At least he didn't try to put smiley faces on the "after torture" photos. But at least he left the children alone. There are many degrees of torture, but what the Khmer Rouge did to those people was not torture..... there are no words in human history to describe what they did to those people.
I think I'd like to meet that son of a bitch and give him a good talking to.
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