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Jara last won the day on January 12 2013

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  1. Faultys Philippines medical mission

    Great thread. Thanks. Good luck with it all ( I remember now - I think you mentioned the basketball team somewhere in our Marriage Equality discussion) I've never been to The Philippines but I do sometimes daydream about retiring to Thailand. Unfortunately my (Aussie-born) wife doesn't seem so keen - the occasional holiday's enough for her.
  2. Faultys Philippines medical mission

    Good job, Faulty. Excuse me if I'm being nosey, but what brings you to the Philippines? (I seem to recall you saying you work in mining, in Queensland?)
  3. Gaming - we are out!

    What's that mean?
  4. Gaming - we are out!

    Wasn't saying it to show you what a wonderful person I am (alas, I'm not) - I said it to illustrate the fact that, if you behave ethically, there are people in this world who will support you for it. Speaking out is a way of encouraging businesses (and football clubs) to behave with decency (that's why we are members of a super fund noted for its ethical investment) It was the phrase "virtue-signalling" that puzzled me. Like I said, I never heard it until recently, and it doesn't seem to make much sense. From what I can gather, it's an expression that right-wingers have started using to belittle anybody who expresses progressive views. The trouble is,it doesn't mean anything. For example, when I heard Bolt using it, I think he was using it to mock somebody who was in favour of alternative power. So if you speak out in favour of solar power, you are "virtue signalling". Whereas If you speak in favour of coal-power, you are not. What's the diff? They're all just political opinions.
  5. Gaming - we are out!

    Proud of the club. I'm going to upgrade my membership. And BTW, what's with all these people rabbiting on about "virtue signalling"? I never even heard the phrase until there past couple of years - now Andrew Bolt says it every time he opens his mouth (and his lackeys follow suite). I don't get it. Are they saying that, from now on, it's impossible to do anything for an honourable motive? That all you're doing is "virtue-signallng" - i.e., I presume, telling the world how good you are? Weird.
  6. GAMEDAY - Round 2

    oh - right - fair enough - thanks for letting me know
  7. GAMEDAY - Round 2

    I'd be grateful if somebody could list a link here as well - getting excited.
  8. Post Match Discussion - Round 1

    Maybe not, but it's a sign of something. Clearly a lot of others here feel the same way. We can only respect the guy when he's achieved something. So far, there's been nothing. I thought today's was a very wooden coaching performance.
  9. Post Match Discussion - Round 1

    No forward structure. Not counting off Goodwin just yet, but he's done nothing to earn my respect thus far.
  10. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    No visits here for a few days now. Isn't it funny how we forget about all our little political arguments when the real stuff gets going?
  11. Brayshaw's Wisdom Teeth Extracted

    OMG, is that true? He took out your wisdom teeth without anaesthetic? Where was this? Kokoda in 1942?
  12. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Had a look at it - yeah, you're right - it's debatable, at best. I trust Mr Hersh. I should add that my views on Assad don't just come from the Herald Sun - I do some volunteer work with Syrian refugees - my views are shaped largely by what they tell me. They're not fans, to put it mildly. Homicidal maniac is the general opinion.
  13. 2015 the hottest year on record

    Not bad - I'll pay that - I used to chew my nails when I was a kid, so I suppose I have eaten bits of people - well, one person :-(
  14. 2015 the hottest year on record

    Hmmm - never seen the film, wasn't sure what it is, so I looked it up. First reading, it's soy and lentils, so yes, I have that often. On closer reading, it's people. I've eaten lots of things in my life, but, as far as I know, not them.
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