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  1. Central Coast. 90 mins nth of Sydney. Open Water Swims at Toowoon Bay, Terrigal or Avoca. Groups swimming everyday or some easy to see marker buoys if you're solo) Ocean baths at The Entrance (50m pool) Pool Swim at Mingara or Woy Woy in case of bad ocean conditions (both with 50m indoor pools) Lots of accessible rides including mixed terrain - rolling hills north from The Entrance, flat rides around the lakes, more mountains if you go south of Terrigal or even old Pacific Hwy to Pie in the Sky/Berowra. Runs all over the place, including lots of flat running paths (ie The Entrance out past long jetty is 10-12km one way scenic path along Tuggerah Lake) heaps of trail runs because there's lots of national park etc).
  2. i thought the Mexicans were paying for the wall??
  3. Maybe this was the only place he could get power for his fan thingy?? If the power outlets are on the inside of the track then you don't want to dragging cords everywhere
  4. I've been around but had a lot going on. My dad passed away earlier in the year, other family stuff, and then having to sort out dads estate etc (i'm executor of will). plus 2 toddlers at home, work etc ... I stick my head in every now and then to see whats happening here ...
  5. I'm probably typical of this I've usually had the cricket on on the background on TV at work, especially the Tests, and watch the one dayers on TV at home.... but not religiously ... if there's other stuff on or family dinner its just on in the background. Each year myself and my brothers and nephews go to a one-dayer or two - we live all over the east coast so we go to either Syd, melb, canberra or brissy depending on dates. As the cricket merges away from free to air I can't see me continuing to be a regular spectator. Its not important enough for me to pay for so it will vanish from my house. My son (nearly 5 year old) will probably not grow up (like I did) with cricket in the background on TV ... This year is the first in a decade the none of my brothers of nephews have emailed to suggest our regular get-together. Well done Cricket Australia .... way to kill the game
  6. I've been away for 12 months and this thread still has a life of its own... I love the nuclear reactor in the middle of the desert idea, supported by diverting entire rivers westward across the Great Divide. Maybe that could be Tony Abbots new policy position: "We will provide cheap electricity by building a nuclear reactor at a cost of tens of billions of dollars supported by a diverted river system costing hundreds of billions of dollars ... " Sounds like a genius way of keeping power prices down if you ask me ....
  7. Thing is, all this 'expensive living' could be part of sponsorship deals.... Hotel companies might provide free accommodation to people they sponsor, on the basis that you use your instagram/social media presence to advertise the hotel. I don't know many pro athletes, but I know quite a few 'business' people who do various (sometimes weird/new age) jobs that have arrangments like this ... I know one guy who has a deal like this with a major airline. They give him flights for free, he uses his social media profile to market for them (photos from their first class lounge, boarding into business class etc). Its a win:win - he gets the travel he needs, they get exposure to his big following of crowds on the interweb!! I reckon thats how a lot of people 'appear' to be living the high life ....
  8. All across the country there may be lower house electorates who vote against same sex marriage. Even where the overwhelmkkng majority support it. Prob conservative country places, for example. Its easy for a politician to vote against the outcomes of a plebiscite if 60% of their own electorate voted against it.... those MP's only have to convince their own electorate to vote for them next election .... not anyone else. This is exactly what happened in the uk witn Brexit. If you where an MP, and 75% of Australian people vote to support same sex marriage, but the details from your electorate showed only 35% supported it, what would you do? Go with the overall majority of the nation? But annoy a heap of your own constituents? Its a pretty easy argument to make doing the oposite (ie, "i was elected to represent the views of X electorate, and the majority of people in my electorate dont want same sex marriage...") Aa
  9. The issue is that even if 80% of Australians endorse same sex marriage, you will have pollies looking for excuses to vote however they like. Bernardi, for example, said in interviews that he would have to see how his state voted. Dutton said he would examine his electorate etc. So they were already putting in place excuses to vote how they like. We saw this in the UK with the Brexit vote. Some MPs saying they wouldnt support it because the results from their individual electorates where different..... I can see a situation with people sayong "65% of australia voted to support same sex marriage, but in my electorate only 49% did and i will be voting in acccordance with the wishes of my electorate".... People like Bernardi would never vote for same sex marriage legislation, even if 99% of the population supported it in a plebiscite. And i dont think you could possibly mount any argument to suggest he would act differently? His entire support base is right wing christians, he couldnt give two hoots about plebiscite outcomes or what the majority want. The solution is to create a binding plebiscite.... ie have a piece of legislation that is endorsed by parliament, but only becomes active if 51% of plebiscite votes support it..... or similar.
  10. Not just linked to aboriginal kids. A deputy high school principal i know has lots of similar stories. He works in a school in a rough area. When kids want to leave school early tjey have an interview process with parents... i think mainly to try and get kids to stay in school. He said one of the most common responses from PARENTS is "as long as he can read and write well enough to fill in his centerlink forms he doesnt need school"....
  11. Got a mate thats a sparky so i can easily get things installed/moved etc. Plus good advice if he is sober. Ended up with cheap led lights... square flat things that light up half the universe. Separate sensor mounted under eaves facing driveway/front yard. Not the expensjve and super useful. Great option to have sensor in a different location the lights.
  12. Some interesting commentary in the UK at the moment along these lines.... and in many ways similar to Australian politics. Parties ( at least the main ones) appear to be too worried about what is best for the PARTY.... we hear the same words from UK politicians as Australian ones in terms of 'whats best fir the party'.... should May step down? Should Abbott challenge? Will the party survive the discussions on energy/security/taxatipn.... whatever? Perhaps political parties woukd fare better with the public if they based their decisions on whats best fkr the COUNTRY and not whats best for their own party and self interest. Its what brought the Rudd Gillard Rudd government undone, its doing the same with Turnbull /Abbott/Bernardi etc and inrernal machinations have played a huge role in the undoing of UK Conservatives (May/Cameron/Boris) as well as UK Labour party. Politics has become like reality TV where we await who is getting voted out of the party next....
  13. Oh no.... i was commenting on someone that said i was fussy... thats the only reason i mentioned that my wife is a model. Although i dont know whether that makes me 'fussy' or just plain lucky! The reason i said Kesha is dog ugly is because she's dog ugly....
  14. Im allowed to be fussy....Im as ugly as all getup.... But my wife was a professional model until not that long ago. Also qualified school teacher which is her main job now I often get confused as her father, rather than her husband
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