Recent content by JackOutback

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    Society/Culture Why I blame Islam for the fact it's raining today....

    Slunk off :tearsofjoy: Mate, I respond when it amuses me, leave when I’m bored (or actually doing stuff), nothing more. I am well aware of the pointlessness of arguing with someone so certain of their own superiority and so lacking in awareness of their own shortcomings. Declare yourself the...
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    Games & Recreation Pointless Trivia

    Unforgiven by Metallica was a threequel.
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    Health Coronavirus 2020 / Worldwide (Stats live update in OP) Part 6

    Like everything, it’s not a black and white issue. Yes, people always have the right to protest, but in the middle of a global pandemic, we have an obligation to other people not to gather in mass groups with no thought to masks, social distancing, transmission etc. Pandemics make what were once...
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    Society/Culture Why I blame Islam for the fact it's raining today....

    They do; usually the one who has lost declares themselves the winner. As you are. This is what arguing with Sweet Jesus is like. Walls of text, the same thing over and over, ignoring people’s questions and then smugly declaring himself the winner. It is not debating in good faith. It’s frankly...
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    Society/Culture Why I blame Islam for the fact it's raining today....

    Sociopath. Which is what we use when the extremist is Western and white.
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    Movie What's the last movie you saw? (5)

    The Matrix and Seinfeld: just two of the many great things to come out of the ‘90s.
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    Health Coronavirus 2020 / Worldwide (Stats live update in OP) Part 6

    They can’t do it without the approval of the government, but no doubt it’s their idea. Like harvesting QR data when asked not to, they will always do what they can to make their job easier. Which I understand but can’t simply be rubber-stamped.
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    Steve Smith as Captain

    Even my kids know ‘everyone else is doing it’ is not a valid excuse for poor behaviour.
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    WA moving to 1 vote, 1 value in the Upper House

    Brendon Grylls should be a hero in the regions for R4R and yet he couldn’t even win a lower house seat because voters let themselves be scared off by an obvious scare campaign. Embarrassing on the voters’ behalf, that one.
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    Movie What's the last movie you saw? (5)

    It’s philosophy for beginners (the brain in a jar). Not earth shattering but better than most big budget blockbusters.
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    Vale Norm MacDonald

    I know what I'll be watching tonight.
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    Scott Morrison - How Long? Part 5 - The stroll out.

    She's moving to the lower house to avoid a factional fight in the upper house. There isn't really a spot available once the various factions stake their claims to positions. Tu Le might be a great local candidate but she's not showing herself to be a great Labor candidate by publicly berating...
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    Famous Grand Finals

    Commentary for the ages. Take that, Dennis Cometti.
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    WA moving to 1 vote, 1 value in the Upper House

    Weighted voting has its place. McGowan criticised country votes being worth more than city votes, but I doubt he has the same complaints over WA votes being worth more than NSW votes in the Federal Senate. Ensuring equitable treatment for smaller regions has its place. That said, proportional...
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    Scott Morrison - How Long? Part 5 - The stroll out.

    It's a bit of both. Yeah, a local candidate with strong community links is definitely a preferred option, and it sucks for her that she is having to make way. But Kennealley is a significant figure in Labor, they want her in the lower house, someone has to make way and internal manoeuvring is...