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    The scripture: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Adultery: voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse. Fornication: sexual intercourse between people not married to each other. Uncleanness: morally impure; evil; vile: unclean thoughts. Lasciviousness: inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd Idolatry: the worship of idols Witchcraft: the practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells. Hatred: intense dislike; hate. <- He probably should have looked a bit more at this one. Envyings: a feeling of resentful discontent, begrudging admiration, or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, possessions, or attainments; desire for something possessed by another. Murders: Well, murders. Drunkenness: Being drunk! Revellings: having a great time, or delighting in something. Nothing in there about the gays so to post an image alongside it claiming that homosexuals are going to hell just shows that the guy's a homophobe.
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    Nup. It's a wonderful Life.
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    Well they're both owned by the Chinese
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    Looks like the Labor party are using the same printers as WTC.
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    Likewise for the other great Bob of Australian politics with his party had he not died long ago. Even Howard is probably ashamed.
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    Gareth Evans recalled his most memorable Bob Hawke moment was at the CHOGM in Malaysia when Bob was at loggerheads with Maggie Thatcher over apartheid in South Africa where he told her to wisen up and get on the right side of history. Bob was pretty passionate about racism and sexism and Maggie copped it for her leniency on South Africa How cool is that..?!
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    Yes. Those things are fantastic. He was one of the best because he had conviction and was bloody tough. Where are those polllys today. What has gone wrong ?
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    I received the following email from Bill Shorten. Some tribute. Have a read and wonder like I did who would be able to boast the achievements that Hawke pulled off in modern politics. “It is with a heavy heart that I write to you about the passing of Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister. The Australian people loved Bob because they knew Bob loved them, this was true to the very end. With his passing, the labour movement salutes our greatest son, the Labor Party gives thanks for the life of our longest-serving Prime Minister and Australians everywhere remember and honour a man who gave so much to the country and people he cared for so deeply. In coming days and weeks our nation will give its tribute to a leader and statesman who inspired such profound affection and admiration, such loyalty and love among so many. We will remember and revisit the images we know so well. Bob with microphone or megaphone in one hand, the other moving in time with his words, rallying, inspiring and delighting a crowd. Bob with head cocked, one hand grasping his earlobe, listening respectfully to an Aboriginal elder, a captain of industry, laughing with an American President or charming a local parent out doing their shopping. Maybe in the stands, eyes fixed on the track, creased and folded form guide in hand, ticking off another winner. Or in that iconic jacket, mouth open with laughter, dodging the beer and champagne, giving his Prime Ministerial blessing to a national sickie. Those images will always be with us, the words to accompany them will pour in from across the country and around the world. But the most powerful and enduring tributes to Bob Hawke are not words or pictures, they are found all around us. World-class universities, where places are earned on merit not purchased by privilege. Children from working-class families who finish school. Less than 3 in 10 kids did that when Bob came to office, 8 in 10 when he left. A modern, outward-looking, competitive economy, built around the principle that working and middle class people must be fairly rewarded for their efforts. A system dedicated to the idea that growth is stronger when it is shared, when wages and living standards rise and a generous safety net catches those who fall on hard times. A country where tourists and locals alike share the wonders of the Daintree, or ride the rapids of the Franklin. An Australia at home in Asia, a voice heard and respected in the councils of the world. A country that steps up and plays its part, keeping peace in the Middle East, keeping Antarctica safe for science. Every Australian carries a monument to Bob Hawke with them, their Medicare card. A green-and-gold promise that the health of any one of us, matters to all of us. As President of the ACTU, Bob was the champion of unpopular causes: The right of unions to organise and bargain. Opposing French nuclear testing in the Pacific. Opposing the war in Vietnam. Opposing Apartheid and defending Nelson Mandela, when conservatives were branding him a terrorist. He was a leader of conviction – and a builder of consensus. But for Bob, consensus and co-operation never meant pursuing the lowest common denominator. Bringing the country together never meant presenting people with the soft option, or taking the nation down the low road or the lazy path of least resistance. Bob and the brilliant cabinet he chaired so assuredly didn’t demand consensus or capitulate to it, they built it: through leadership, through persuasion, through Bob’s special connection with the Australian people that he nurtured and treasured. After he left politics, Bob’s innate appreciation for Australians’ aspirations made him a wonderful source of advice and inspiration for his successors. He was always generous with his time, and well into his ninth decade, remained a star performer at every Labor gathering he attended. No night was complete without his rendition of “Solidarity Forever”. In Australian history, in Australian politics, there will always be B.H. and A.H: Before Hawke and After Hawke. After Hawke, we were a different country. A kinder, better, bigger and bolder country. His brilliant, incomparable partnership with Paul Keating transformed our economy. His deep friendship and co-operation with Bill Kelty gave us the national Accord and the social wage. In our region, conscientiously, sensitively and with deep humility, he engaged the leaders and people of Asia. He knew that Australia’s future depended on making peace with our past, through true and lasting Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. And he understood the duty we all have to preserve our natural heritage, to protect the environmental treasures we hold on trust for future generations. Of course, to honour Bob is to pay tribute to Blanche, his chronicler, companion, confidante and champion. Their love for each other shone through everything. Blanche is in our hearts today, so too are Bob’s children, Sue, Stephen, Rosslyn, his stepson Louis and his grandchildren. At our Labor launch I told Bob we loved him, I promised we would win for him. I said the same to him the next day at his home, when I visited. It was Monday 6 May, the Sydney sun was out, that famous silver mane, now snow-white. Cigar in hand, strawberry milkshake on the table, the hefty bulk of his dictionary holding down the day’s cryptic crossword. I gave the man who inspired me to go into politics a gentle hug, I tried to tell him what he meant to me, what he meant to all of us. I couldn’t quite find the right words, few of us can, when we’re face-to-face with our heroes. But Bob knew. He knew what he meant to Australia, he knew what he had achieved for the country. He knew he was loved, right to the end. We honour him. We will remember him. In solidarity, forever. May he rest in peace. - Bill”
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    Thanks for the interest folks. Everything has been ordered including the 945 I didn't need 😮 will be shipped out asap after I receive it
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    Interesting fact (for those who don't know) the typical smoke detector is 'nuclear powered' - using a small amount of radioactive Americium-241 and a comparative circuit, to detect the difference in ionizing radiation received by an electrode in sealed and unsealed chambers - very clever tech we just take for granted.
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    According to the science if you put a liter of petrol in your kettle it should boil a lot quicker than water as its boiling point is a lot lower (35 degC) and its thermal mass is a lot lower at around 1.6 (less than half that of water). Maybe one of you blokes can have a crack at this and let me know how it goes?
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    An easy 1km at the dam this morning. I'm back to taking it easy after a bit of aching down my arm after picking up the distance a couple weeks ago. I didn't put a lot into the arms, but maintained a strong 6 beat kick the whole way, so it wasn't too slow. Absolutely beautiful morning out there with a slight mist on the water and the clouds down around the hills. And the water is starting to get a little bit cool now, so you don't get overheating problems.
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    I have a bunch, but I couldn't be stuffed going through them 😄
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    Yes, the energy requires to boil a kettle is proportional to the mass/volume of water in it - you can calculate it quite easily with the formula Q=MC(t1-t2) giving the joules required. given M is mass in grams C is about 4.2 per cm3 for water, to heat up a liter from 20 degC to boiling would need around 336,00 joules. Now given that the average kettle is about 1 kilowatt (or 1,000 joules per second) and assuming there is no heat loss (there actually is quite a bit) and forgetting we are heating up the kettle as well heating, it will take around 5 to 6 minutes. In actual fact the heat loss that occurs is actually proportional to the temperature which itself is increasing, meaning the process is covered by a single order linear differential equation, but I will leave that as an exercise for the reader. The fridge is a little more complex but is essentially covered under the same formula, except you are working with negative temperature changes and the (lack of) efficiency of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Is it just me, or is this stuff really interesting..!?
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    0844 And I'm considering getting out of bed. I think I'll go straight to the office this morning. It's allll the way over there. Through the doors I can see from my bed, 3.5m away
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    I remember this thread when it came out - was at a time when I was completely done with IM branded races and, although I never say never again, I thought the chance of me being there was <1%. Anyway, I'm in for this year 😂. First tri in two years, no tri bike so will be a roadie, looked at my Huub wetsuit to find the rubber on the arms has perished and no-one around here wants to try and fix it so it will be a 10yr old Blue seventy.
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    Or just a nutter with a corkscrew.
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    But tell me you can't help pushing it again even if it's already been pushed 😆
  20. 1 point
    Doesn't make the lights change quicker either!
  21. 1 point
    My usual form is appearing perfectly... I now have 3 riders abandoned from my team... ha ha ha, I should never play these games!
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    Jimbo..... Sleep easy, no greater present then to get a Labor Govt for your birthday, enjoy the day, remember it forever, Cheers..... Ps, you had a little wry smile with that...i know.
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    A lot of my misspent youth happened there
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    I wouldn't agree with this, unless you are in a break. Don't be goaded by some in the bunch that will shout at you to get to the front. That's just game play, they won't do any work and will try and shame the newbies into burning matches, then they'll sit back and laugh as they roll past you with two laps to go. Don't be at the front and don't be at the back. A racing bunch is an organic moving animal, learn how it 'moves'
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    It's funny because I am so used to my alarm, Dazza's phone alarm went off the other day before mine (he takes longer to get ready on race day than me) and I'm trying to turn it if on MY WATCH... not realising why it wasn't working until I fully woke up.
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    Read their editorial at face value and see if even you could justify endorsing the coalition? On the other hand, any Murdoch paper would endorse Ivan Milat if Rupert told them to.
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    Wong? Not even close. Sold her principles on a carbon tax and same-sex-marriage without so much as a whimper to toe the party line. Plibersek likewise compromised her principles on SSM and also with respect to Israel in her foreign affairs portfolio. Not an ounce.
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    Penny Wong and Tania Plibersek perhaps?
  30. 1 point
    Tom Carroll has some interesting stories about how he was approached and supported by Hawke when he boycotted SA events as world surfing champ
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    Was hearing a story today, that back in 71 the South African Rugby team were touring Australia, with what was considered a "racially selected team". Hawke made things tough for them, even getting the airlines to not fly them and the then pm had to offer them the airforce for transport. A strong progressive attitude for Hawke to take back then, against apartheid!
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    Yeah it can be tough. I had to drive nearly 5 minutes from home to get here - you can see how I had to fight for a lane. Water was a chilly 26° too. I turned up Wednesday and it was family day which meant free entry. Good thing I was there to break the glassy water surface with two lifeguards to watch me.
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    I just ran a 2.42 (I don't think many people here would come close to that) flat out 1km TT and a 20.27 5km. Considering what I was running 4 weeks ago the legs are coming back pretty quick, weight is 98.2 now and I don't see sub 17 being overly difficult... my biggest issue is weight, followed by endurance. Speed is still there. I'm a 'natural' when it comes to running and I reckon it will be a real struggle when I get down to about 16.30. My ability with get me to that, then it's hard work down to 15 odd mins. When I say '9 mins off, I meant 9 mins away. As in 9 mins slower than I used to be.
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    If I thought about it too much I would probably have another ten candidates for top five and the order would change even if the list was the same so I just had to go with my initial thoughts. In order: It's A Wonderful Life Vertigo The Princess Bride The Philadelphia Story The Little Death
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    Handy. Thanks Rog. Well the goal has been set for November, sub 84mins over the Queenstown Half Mara (approx 9 mins off my PB) Spoken to a few people and it's a tough goal, but achievable provided I drop the KGs. I reckon if I'm under 85 I should do it comfortably. If I miraculously end up under 80, I reckon sub 80min is on the cards Then going to have a crack at sub 9.30 3000 on the track and sub 16.20 5000 over the summer.
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    No so I can catch up with him in person and thank him for the oppurtunity to race Ironman Maryland. I would only "misplace" someones bag if they have pissed me off.
  38. 1 point
    Sitting at the back in a crit, on a tight course, is tough. Youll be chasing more than racing. It would be worthwhile going there to watch a race or 2 if youve never raced in a bunch
  39. 1 point
    Someone warn them.........
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    I had a girl come to the office earlier this week taking collections for the local pool. I gave her a glass of water.
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    Probably means you'll have to do Nundah then But while I prefer Muzz and its on seemingly more often, there is still heaps of racing a Nundah. I only learned 'how to race' last year, and the main thing is being comfortable having people riding literally cms from you. Communicating is also key. The lower grades are not as super serious as the higher ones. Many I know just do it for a bit of good interval training, so I wouldn't stress that much.
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    We need an intervention for Cranky. Anyone using comic sans as the font on their phone isn't right in the head.
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    Where do you live LON? Brisbane folk tend to do reps of mt cootha, starting at 4am, preferably in the rain.
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    If you don't get a response to that one, you know who one of them is. And thanks Dazaau, for your responses here. A lot of Christians would have shut up shop & not been so open. It's good to hear both sides.
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    Whenever anyone posts anything on this site, it's only a matter of time before 'Jimbo' tells them how stupid they are... I'm calling it "Xcom's law".
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    And I also remembered I had some long fins in the back of my car. So last night I took everything, and a pull buoy off to the pool for a bit of a flop about in the water. I started with the body position drills, which seem to have sunk in quite nicely, with the exception of the body roll when my arms aren't moving. I can roll one way, but rolling back the other way doesn't go well unless I'm actually swimming. Anyways, something to work on. Then I did a dog paddle drill, as instructed by the coach. I've come to realise I don't like new drills without the coach being present. It all felt completely wrong but I didn't know how to correct it. With the coach there I could have had feedback and been able to correct it to then know when I am doing it right and wrong. Then I put the flippers on and the dinner plate paddles. Well, it seems with long flippers on my kick isn't too bad! I know this as my arm turnover couldn't keep up with the speed I was moving. It was both hilarious and ridiculous. Then I just used the paddles on their own. I could definitely feel the difference the paddles made. Muscles were working I don't normally use (definitely noted further today and which prompted me to write this post). I also noticed my hand position was much better. Normally I sort of paw at the water with lots of pushing down. With the paddles on I couldn't do that and actually had to point my fingers down, presumably replicating what the catch should look like. It was all kinda cool and a real learning experience.
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