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THE MEANING OF OZ - All you need to know!

 
 
hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2016 06:18 am
@Builder,
That's rich coming from NT!
Builder
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 03:37 am
@hingehead,
It was in reference to the roads. It was dirt from Camooweal to Mt Isa, and often under a metre of water.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2017 01:34 am
Even the bloody horses are dangerous in Oz.

Quote:
Horses killed more people in Australia in recent years than all venomous animals combined, research has shown.

The University of Melbourne's Dr Ronelle Welton examined hospital admissions data and coronial records.

From 2000 to 2013, horses were responsible for 74 deaths.

Bees and other stinging insects were the next most dangerous, causing 27 deaths, followed by snakes, which also claimed 27 lives but landed fewer people in hospital.

Spiders were not responsible for any deaths during that time, the research showed


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-38592390
margo
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jan, 2017 04:32 pm
@izzythepush,
Mate

Everything here is dangerous!

We're just about the bravest, most courageous people on earth!

Smile
Builder
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jan, 2017 04:52 pm
@margo,
With airconditioning. Smile
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2017 06:21 am
@izzythepush,
Funnily enough it seems that the tourists cop it disproportionately, we've recently had an elderly french couple die from irukandji stings and there seems to be regularly space reports about crocodiles eating backpackers. Guess the critters have seen Crocodile Dundee and stay away from the locals.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2017 06:33 am
@hingehead,
It's not the same league, but I never get stung by nettles, not since I was a kid anyway.
hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2017 09:58 pm
@izzythepush,
Kind of adds weight to my theory - I've only ever been stung by nettles in Italy.

PS you should look up 'using gympie leaves as toilet paper'
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2017 05:02 am
@hingehead,
That sounds horrible. I don't trust anything that starts with gymp.
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Builder
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2017 01:37 am
Happy Invasion Day, peeps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0
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Builder
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jan, 2017 01:39 am
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George
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 01:19 pm
Why won't Australia accept refugees who come by boat?
Seems odd to me.
George
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 01:20 pm
And if the wombat sees his shadow, do you get six more weeks of summer?
Builder
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 04:02 pm
@George,
Quote:
Why won't Australia accept refugees who come by boat?


It's been a political football since the days of John Howard. Although as few as 2% of refugee arrivals come by boat, the Mudrock press makes a song and dance about stopping them, and our neanderthal LNP govt simply stated that no boat arrivals will be coming directly to Australia. They set up a new "camp" on Manus island of Papua New Guinea, because the other offshore detention camp at Naura in the south Pacific, was full to capacity.

After a series of "events" at Manus, including assaults, rapes, children tortured, etc. PNG closed Manus camp, and gave the govt a deadline for removing the refugees. They also offered settlement (with cash) for people to be assimilated into PNG's population, but hardly anyone wanted that.

To save face, our PM searched for any alternative to bringing them to our shores, at any price. Apparently Obama, in his last week of gracious send-off gifts to the people, made a promise to take them off our hands.

Trump is now rethinking this. It's what our LNP would call a "non-core promise". A line they've used in the past when blatantly going back on their word.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 04:06 pm
@Builder,
So, a non-core promise is like an alternative fact.
Builder
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 04:06 pm
@George,
Quote:
And if the wombat sees his shadow, do you get six more weeks of summer?


There's not much difference, temperature-wise, between Cairns and Brisbane and Sydney at the moment. We seem to be heading for the two-season conditions of the tropical north, meaning the Wet and Dry season.

Still waiting for the rains, though. When that monsoon trough drops south, likely to be major flood events again. Seems to be getting a little later each year.
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Builder
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 04:07 pm
@roger,
Quote:
So, a non-core promise is like an alternative fact.



Well, more like a complete fabrication, in order to get elected, Roger.

roger
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 04:38 pm
@Builder,
The difference is subtle, but I can see it.












Builder
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2017 03:06 am
@roger,
Was listening to the Hack program on our youth radio station, 4 triple J today, and they were discussing the situation of the refugee "swap".

I wasn't aware of the deal struck between prez Obama and PM Turnbull, wherein we took a roughly equal number of refugees from the US camps, some of whom may (or may not) be potentially the worst type of gangsters on the planet, emanating from central south America.

The plot thickens.
Builder
 
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Reply Sun 12 Feb, 2017 03:26 am
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