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Melbpom

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  1. Melbpom

    They/Them and the Brits

    Surely the whole acting awards system is a marketing exercise to sell more more movies.
  2. Melbpom

    They/Them and the Brits

    I think we should welcome opportunities to take the gender out of an award, and acting is an ideal area to start. It's a natural progression regardless of anyone's attitude to binary/non-binary. Your post had me thinking back to my days as a young (and only) female graduate engineer and the office smut club run by a colleague, Porno Pat, the purveyor of perversion. Thankfully it wouldn't happen today, but I can't say at the time it bothered me.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Same here.
  4. Melbpom

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The blame game will keep on, so maybe it's time to stop resisting and adding fuel to the fire. It will wash out with a better informed public.
  5. Melbpom

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    There has already been too much suffering with austerity and people seem accept it as inevitable. Another poster mentioned that people were spoon fed and how true is that, think of the repatriation of Thomas Cook holiday makers by the government as though it was a WW2 mission. A brexit crash may be the jolt people need and I now believe the bexit bus has reached terminal velocity. Nothing good will come from Jeremy wresting control at the very last minute. This has to play out. Out of the fire, the Republic of England (& Wales?).
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Is there not some optimism to be gained from the fact that people are paying attention, to politics, to government, to class divisions, to the elite, to money and power? Change is needed with or without Brexit and this period could be the catalyst.
  7. Melbpom

    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    Please tell me Aurk is commenting in jest.
  8. Melbpom

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Who? Kungfustu? I thought you agreed with him. FWIW, I scan posts with heaps of "......." and no punctuation and move on. Can't be bothered reading them.
  9. Inheritances are a thing of the past, it all goes on aged care fees.
  10. They sound just like my parents, who have arrived back in Australia this week, and at 80 have lived in just as many properties. I think it keeps them young.
  11. Melbpom

    3 months in the uk

    Can I suggest exploring other areas of the country, just like you would have done when you first arrived in Australia? Pick random locations, get in the car on the weekend and ask yourself if you envisage life there?
  12. Melbpom

    3 months in the uk

    Hi Jemvin, I really feel for you. I can only suggest moving to another town/part of the country where your partner has better job prospects and where you might find cheaper housing. I'm certain others will be along shortly to offer wise advice. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  13. Melbpom

    If you could choose one thing..

    Considerate drivers.
  14. Melbpom

    Is There a Point to Royalty?

    Who actually celebrates the Queens birthday, it's a just a bit of cap doffing. Every country has a certain number of public holidays and this particular day would be better allocated to something relevant to Australia, maybe Indigenous recognition (treaty) day.
  15. Melbpom

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I get that the Sun is trying to prove that Operation Yellow Hammer is Project Fear, but can you work out why with fewer lorries crossing the border there will be less difficulty of supply. Seems contradictory to me.
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