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  1. My eldest got a manual 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara as a first car. The sticker he put on the back sums ups its performance "0-60...eventually". Top speed is about 110km/h (downhill with a tail wind). No electronic driving aids but considering that some of his learner driver time was spent on muddy and Sandy tracks he learnt how to drive in conditions that he's not going to get on the blacktop too often. He's upgraded now so we bought the Vitara back and now my youngest will learn to drive in it. But in the meantime I'm using it as my daily commuter and having a lot of fun in it.
  2. Hmmm Probably not one for you fit healthy athletic types but for us ex-triathletes...Professional "Drunk Uncle" at the reception.
  3. Yep still trying to work out the point of this job. Seems to me that it only adds another layer of stupidity to the process.
  4. Seriously? I'd suggest that the Government is giving this issue a lot more attention that it seriously deserves*. Considering that the Government (and to a certain degree the Opposition) is currently trundling down the well worn political highway of being seen to do something without actually doing anything one must come to the obvious conclusion that this is all a compete smokescreen to divert attention away from something else which the government deems to be more important and/or damaging. I'll bet the next step is to send it to a all parties Parliamentary Committee to draft up the legislation which will hold up the entire process for a significant period of time while the minor parties attempt to screw over the major parties. *I said that the Government is giving this issue more attention than it deserves because quite frankly, I think it deserves absolutely no attention at all. This is one of those issues that could have and should have been sorted out in one of those late night sessions with zero fuss and zero bother and a small mention in the daily papers. Instead its become a media and political circus that benefits nobody...expect the politicians
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    Any truth to the rumor that the porch light has now been replaced and it burning brightly again?
  6. What are the odds of a simultaneous KO caused by one headbutting the other?
  7. We have to wait 50 years?????
  8. Because apparently our elected members of parliament arn't Australian either.
  9. Realistically, was there likely to be any other result?
  10. I've noticed that theres been plenty of sour grapes since then resulting in the WBO announcing they were going to rescore the fight. Obviously stroking the ego of an aging fighter is more important than supporting those officials the WBO appointed to officiate the fight in the first place. Nothing like setting a precedent for future controversy.
  11. Is "Getting away from it all" an addiction? If I don't get out of phone range and spend time around a camp fire I get withdrawal symptoms.
  12. I'd suspect: Lowering the price to unsustainable levels in order to get the contract and then relying on the "added" business generated by being associated with top level teams to make money.
  13. Yes you did misread it and no its not funny. Its common knowledge that people start dressing down during the summer period that is usually defined by the summer school holidays. And that seems to be particularly true around here. There will be some interesting outfits appearing over the next few months leading up to Christmas. Now get your mind out of the gutter and stop assuming the worst of people.
  14. Summer School holidays coming up. You'll be getting plenty of research done over the next few months I'm guessing
  15. Don't need them. My Pajero did 7.8 l/100km doing Wollongong to Balladean on Boxing day last year. Not bad for a 13 year old diesel in holiday traffic. Been averaging 11.5 around town with plenty of stop/start peak hour traffic to contend with.
  16. I just can't understand why, with so many experts here, that this problem wasn't sorted out years ago. Surprised you didn't add the following groups into your ridiculous generalisation...Coaches, Administrators, Politicans, Law enforcement, the ADF, School teachers, Academia etc. The vast majority of people associated with these organisations (and especially the Salvos) are hard working people who go out and do their best for their fellow citizens. But you already knew that because you've been involved in their work and you know everything about them. That their good work is overlooked, scorned and belittled because of the actions of a few warped individuals is a shame. For those few individuals who have sullied the reputations of these organisations, I have no respect and hope that they get everything that's due to them. But you, need to apologise publicly to the rest of those people who uphold the values of their organisations the best that they can so they can help others
  17. No you equated speeding or drink driving with the systematic rape (and cover up) of thousands of kids... I'm trying to equate people in authority being hypocrites. Completely different line of thinking. But thank you for your misinterpretation.
  18. Hypocrites are no necessarily restricted to the pulpit on a sunday but not all get the same media/social media attention. A policeman/pollie caught speeding or over the limit will rarely receive more than a cursory comment. Not to mention at least one member of the Judicial bench who deserves an honourable mention in this list
  19. Perfect example. Certainly didn't get the media attention that George Pell is currently receiving and outside of triathlon circles is probably unknown.
  20. Don't know about you but as a coach I've often received a list of Do's and Don'ts including (if memory serves me correct) a 30 minute lecture during the TA coaches course on the appropriate way to touch women and children when instructing.
  21. Yeah Right. Drugs, alcohol, sex with endless lines of groupies, and trashing rooms (just to name a few). All the good things that the youth of today should be aspiring to adhere to. I wonder if we (and the media) would be debating this topic with as much vigour if the subject was a senior sports administrator or coach instead of a senior catholic clergy member? Not that it would ever happen because we all know that this sort of stuff doesn't happen in sport.
  22. Tim Minchin has demonstrated all that is wrong with the media, social media and the world in general. News is no longer news. Its a collection of peoples opinions based on what they "hear" from the mainstream media (which has its own particular bias). I doubt whether too many people have read the entire transcript and so many have based their opinions from selected extracts (possibly taken out of context) thrown out by the mainstream media to feed their own cravings for "audience".
  23. Would have only proven their argument and I didn't want to given either of them the satisfaction.
  24. Ahh yes.. I know these HR people. I've had 2 different HR people in 2 completely different circumstances say "Being angry is an indication that you intend to do violence" I kid you not.
  25. I've got a remote for mine. Has its uses. Last time we went camping for a birthday bash (aka 4 day long party a long way away from anybody who might complain the noise) , we just opened the back door of the 4WD and turned the music on. Didn't need to leave my spot by the fire to turn the volume up or down as requested. Only problem is that it won't change the USB drive to one that the kids havn't put their doof-doof music on.
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