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Paul1Perth last won the day on July 25 2018

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  1. Paul1Perth

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    You reckon the US is attacking tankers? There are a few nations that have access to satellites that can see what's going off in teal time. If the US were behind it other countries would know. The US would have more of an idea who's behind it.
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    Congratulations Ash Barty

    It's almost being coached out of them. When I was coaching Auskick I was told to tell the kids it didn't matter who won and to instill in them it was all about taking part. Don't know about you but what's the point playing sport if you don't want to win and put everything into it? May as well take up knitting. The kids enjoyed winning much more than losing I can tell you.
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    Congratulations Ash Barty

    Isn't AFL still bigger? There seems to be more kids play it. My kids had a go at both and both preferred AFL. I enjoyed helping out and watching it more too. Which is a bit strange seeing as I used to play soccer in the UK for years. I think soccer here brings out the worst in parents of certain backgrounds. I was pretty embarrased a few times to be an English parent on the sidelines.
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    Congratulations Ash Barty

    Not my two. They were forever down the surf club, swimming, boarding running. Played all sorts of different sports too. They are 29 and 24 now and still love sport and being fit. I think once you've been fit and competetive at things it stays with you, hopefully your whole life. The eldest is in Canada and loves snowboarding. Main reason he went I think. Well that and a good time whilst he's still young enough. Youngest still goes down the surf club and beach a lot, even in winter. Went bouldering with him yesterday as it was raining. Not saying they don't go on the computer and game consoles but they aren't addicted.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    You'd rather support China if push came to shove would you? Brexit shouldn't change the UKs relationship with the US. Why would it? The rest of Europe would be relying on them too if there's real trouble in the gulf and oil prices skyrocket. Who else is going to sort it out? Won't be the Chinese Navy coming to anyones aid. When their warships popped into Sydney a few weeks back the sailors were more interested in buying all the formula baby milk they could get their hands on.
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    Anyone watching years and years?

    Is it called years and years? I'll give it a watch. Watched a 4 part series about some black guys in the US that got well and truly stiched up in the 1980s. When they see us I think it was called. It was pretty good but I thought the last 2 episodes dragged on a bit. They managed to have a real dig at Trump and his comments at the time. I wondered why and then saw the executive producers were Robert de Niro and Oprah Winfrey. All became clear then. The lady leading the investigation at the start should be in jail but looked like she turned into an author with no comeback. Amazes me how prosecution lawyers could take on a case like that and sleep at night.
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    Two weeks in...

    My wife is a nurse and had a job in a couple of weeks. I have a degree in Computer Science and had several years experience in Communications (mobile phone software, hardware, protocols) and defense work. I was out of work for 5 months and got a bit of luck filling in for someone taking long service leave in an IT dept of a big hospital. From there someone I worked with new someone else with his own company and I got the job. Hated it but it got me my first employment here and I've never been out of work since. We had a 2 year old and I made the most of being with him every day. Went miles on the bike with him in the baby seat. Didn't panic, felt a bit down but always thought something would turn up, which it did. Don't get down on yourself mate, remain positive and bright, especially in interviews. No-one likes to work with a sad sack. Good luck.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    It won't be a matter of making a choice to be neutral. We already have US bases here which the Chinese would see as legit targets if the worst comes to the worst. New Zealand will be in the same boat. They both have massive arsenals of nuclear weapons and I wouldn't put it past either of them to use the. No good being neutral in that scenario.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The EU leaders I've seen say they're done with negotiating so what will a general election and new leader achieve? Unless you are hoping for Labour to win and another referendum on Brexit, which they would probably try and push through. It could take years, millions of pounds and upset everyone in the process. If you think no-one trusts politicians now how do you think they'd feel with that outcome. Riots on the streets would be my prediction.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    If it turns into a war between the US and China everyone will be involved, including Aus. We would have to support the US surely and we are a lot closer to China than most, with US bases all over the place. Should see the number of US troops up in Darwin. Let's hope it doesn't happen otherwise climate change will be the last of our worries.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    What rush is that Newjez? 3 years is way too long already, there hasn't exactly been a rush. It needs doing and the sooner the better. Get things organised for a no deal Brexit, trade deals and anything else that's going to be a stumbling block and just get it done. The UK is a big market and other countries would be queueing up to make trade deals, even ones in the EU. Dangerous precident to announce a vote as invalid because time has passed. It would more than upset people who voted for Brexit. It wouldn't be a good outcome.
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    Been here a while.

    The weather
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    Cricket World Cup 2019

    I bet it was in 1964.
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    Cricket World Cup 2019

    According to all our rellies they all loved last year so I reckon that was "a good summer".
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    Cricket World Cup 2019

    Saw his wife yesterday. He's had a few drenchings and one guy (from Aus too) came off his bike and has had to pull out.