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Peach

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Peach last won the day on February 6 2017

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  1. As long as these threads keep getting dredged up by the ‘winners’, there are going to be sour grapes. Instead of grinding their/your boots in, maybe time to move on... Encourage the wounds to heal...
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    Australia and Climate Change

    and there in is the rub: half of us won't believe anything from the Murdoch press, the other half won't believe anything but the Murdoch press. We are never going to agree.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    Sadly no, Miranda Devine is still allowed by the Murdoch media to repeat these lies...
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    Australia and Climate Change

    You are right... I don’t think “aargh it’s climate change” is the answer, but neither do I think that more of the same is a solution. I stole this quote from a tweet:
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    Australia and Climate Change

    Is it confirmation bias, when you keep looking for evidence that supports your what you already believe? I’m guilty of this too.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    It’s interesting there are two organisations that claim to speak for the rural firefighters of NSW. There is the one Parly shared, which posts lots of “anti-greenie” stuff. The other mob RFSA (http://www.rfsa.org.au/) claims to be recognised as the representative association for Firies under the NSW Rural Fires Act 1997 — they seem much more authoratative and don’t seem to publish anything blaming anyone, which to this reader makes them appear to be more fair and balanced.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    What a man of the people. Maybe like Scomo he books economy expecting a free upgrade to first class being such a VIP and all? Or maybe he learned a lesson from last time: https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/10/boris-defends-using-private-jet-84-mile-journey-11601936/ or the time before: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/boris-johnson-private-jet-raf-brexit-force-one-new-york-flight-transatlantic-climate-change-a9119446.html or the time before that: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-45201308 Fair play to him and what a photo op...
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    Proud to be a Freemason

    Bit like Scouts for grown ups without the camping.
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    Proud to be a Freemason

    Last month was my five year anniversary of being a Freemason, having been initiated in 2014. I followed the recommendation that VS kindly gave and contacted Grand Lodge. A pivotal moment in my life in Australia.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Was just trying to lighthearted, in an otherwise miserable thread....
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Judging by the number of Chinese students driving around Canberra in Mercedes, Audis and BMWs I'd say they do alright.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Whatever happens next, it is sad to watch. The UK has become more divided than the Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. Brexit is splitting the nation for years if not decades to come.
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    Resident Return Visa - do I need one?

    Maybe apply for Citizenship and ask for a Ministerial exemption: If you are outside Australia when we decide your application The minister may count some periods you have spent outside Australia as lawful residence in Australia: If you have spent time outside Australia as a permanent resident with your Australian citizen spouse or partner. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen/permanent-resident#Eligibility
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    Car advice

    According to google, they weren't on sale here long: Holden's ill-fated experiment with Daewoo-built products is perfectly encapsulated with the largely unloved Malibu. Imported from Korea with the sole intention of battling Toyota's Camry in the medium sedan segment – and perhaps paving the way to serve as an eventual replacement for the Commodore – the Malibu singularly failed to find a buyer base in Australia, despite offering reasonable specs and value . Offered with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol or 2.0-litre diesel, the front-wheel drive Malibu would only end up staying in Holden showrooms for a little over three years, from June 2013 to late 2016.
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