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Cottoneyes last won the day on December 15 2017

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About Cottoneyes

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  • Birthday 27/05/1975

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  1. Cottoneyes

    The Mental Health thread

    Sorry to hear Goughy, unfortunately too many people seem to hold an identity that is tied exclusively to their jobs, take it away and depression and the like creep in way to easy. I hate asking people when meeting them now "So what do you do", it really is entrenched in our society which is so crap when it's a notion from our parents and grandparents era and job stability and career changes are so different in our time. Ask people when you meet them something else like "What makes you tick" or "What are your hobbies"
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    Another sad story to come from Nike

    We did a big case study on them in my International management studies this term just ending. They seem to have a long history of getting away with what they can, then saying they'll change until the pressure is off and they go back to the old ways and worse. The whole company seems to be less about the spirit of the runner or whatever hippie shit they claim to be founded on. Unfortunately this is the way with most corporations, even Run with might go that way when Willie has turnover in the billions and forgets his roots 😁
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    What training did you do today...

    Getting to the stage where I need a "The best thing I did for my diet today was..." thread instead of this one, been getting a few too many bad days on that front and getting in danger of them outnumbering the good days
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    The people who knew the person will know by now. We're going through a situation where a teacher at my kid's former school being arrested for possession and making of material he should not have had - search warrants executed on his residence during the last school holidays. While his name has not been published officially, there was enough knowledge among the school for the school to have to put out official communication to the parents. So glad we made the move out of the school before our kids had him as a teacher or went on "school camp" with him.
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    Do as i say, Dont do as I do.

    It'll come back to bite them. We had our plasterer on a previous reno tell me about a job he had the week before. Very prominent AFL player and fox footy commentator with initials of DB thought he would do his own renos, put up the plaster board with just the screws, sanded, painted and then wondered why the "walls fell off" a few weeks later. He paid for the professionals the second time
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    The Politics Thread

    It's officially a joke that the Nationals have not removed his preselection. Shame that the people of New England seem to get dud after dud representatives for the last 2 decades - fantastic part of the world and the birthplace of our federation that deserves better
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    Am I turning into a right winger?

    The older I get, the less I care about offending people, particularly those with little to no life experience, and who can't see any other point of view. Unfortunately the older I get, the bigger the pool of these people seems to grow
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    The Politics Thread

    Labor won, which means Bill won, which means Labor lost. The only way Labor was going to win was to lose. If current Labor does win, we all lose, because we let an A grade loser win. Shorten - the only person capable of making Tones look like a good PM - more gaffes per minute but without the ability for Albanese to tap him on the shoulder June 2019 election date - lock it in. Next budget is going to be very interesting as the whole coalition campaign will rest on it - no pressure ScoMo. Labor will have no time to form effective scare campaigns will be the thinking - short sharp election that the ground work will be forming for from tomorrow
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    I just want to see a mindset in the retailers in general in their packaging. How many times do you see at McDonalds someone orders a single burger or muffin. It comes out wrapped in the normal paper wrapping, and then the person behind the counter puts it into another paper bag. You walk outside, take the burger out of the outer bag, take off the wrapping, put the wrapping in the bag and then deposit them both in the first bin you find. Same thing at the supermarkets, I go in to buy one item, such as earlier this week when I grabbed some yoghurt. At the check out the young kid put it straight into a bag and had to stop and think when I told him I didn't want the bag - it was like I was going against all of his training. It's one item, I'm capable of carrying it to my car and then into my house It should be the norm that in all cases the outer carry case is available on request only - if the retailer chooses to charge for it than so be it. And I think it was Parky, get onto the composting. Between the composting and putting out cardboard into our wood fire that we use for heat, our bins are easily under half full every week now. I'll look to do your plastic back to Coles thing and see how much lower we can get it. We have a 120 litre container for compost and after half a year it is only half full, and that's with the top up with the fire ash and some soil and straw - mind you a small amount goes to my daughters guinea pigs
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    In the cold metal cups straight from under the machine as well. Thankfully found one place that still does them like that and introduced my kids to what real milkshakes should be like
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    Raby Bay Brisbane Riding

    Bringing back this thread as a guy from work is moving from Adelaide to Brisbane, setting himself up in East Brisbane near the Gabba to start with. Very keen cyclist, told him to hit Mt Cootha as a starting point (and warned him about the occasional speed cameras on the descent). Basically he knows no one or the rides. Any other good places for him to target or groups for him to join in with that will help him find the best places? Note he's a cyclist, not a triathlete and more about getting out and enjoying the ride and company rather than racing, so don't need squads as such, more group rides with an above beginners pace
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    TA Membership time

    Come on Stikman, we've had more than our fair share of administrators and board reps that are on the sharp decline down from being unable to perform in other sports as well. "Triathlon - giving administrators and execs one more chance to show they are truly shite". We really should be registered as a benevolent society for the opportunities to the disadvantaged we provide on such a regular basis And let's not forget the other commercial interests... cough, Trinow, cough
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    Housing Bubble thread.

    And here I am about to plant half an acre of avocados this Spring, will have to settle with the 25% increase in prices in our area since we bought 8 months ago (at least in large land blocks with houses established). Loving all the talk of Melbourne's second airport going in half an hour away, keep it going. Not sure oversupply is such a thing, houses are going up, going for sale and selling pretty quick here with lots of them accepting a commute back to Cranbourne or Dandenong. Plenty of people screaming out for rentals that just don't exist.
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    Utes / Pickups

    First real test tomorrow - got to take the wife's car to work to get the windscreen fixed, which means the wife takes the ute for the school drop off and run around. Got a tool box sitting on top of the tub across the entire back window (good to keep the chainsaw and other things locked up and save the tub for the firewood, also is set up for future engel to go in one side), so will see how she goes driving something that big and having no visibility out the back window (have reversing camera and sensors just for her). Thank god she will only be in a country town... Off to Kieran's thread to get future upgrade ideas now
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    Utes / Pickups

    Put deposit down on a colorado this morning, did an extensive test drive, no off road but did put it through it's paces on dirt and dirt hills and came up pretty good, enough to not justify the price difference to the D-Max but enough to justify going above the Tritons which are going at ridiculously good prices at the moment. Stepping stone to the 70 series Cruiser in 4 years time Looks like the kids are being taken up around Baw Baw and Walhalla next weekend...