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#1 Re: Guns N' Roses » GN'R 2021 Tour Thread » 4 weeks ago

Nothing for UYI anniversary. 

This band really is fucken useless.  I look at shit other bands deliver their fans like the recent Black Album stuff Metallica released.  We get fuck all!!!  The best was a hideously overpriced boxset for AFD that didn't even tie in with an anniversary or anything, with most of the content of it already out there anyhow in one form or another.

#2 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 4 weeks ago

Whilst the previous guy with the orange face certainly had his share of cringey moments. This guy is just as bad in his own way lol

“That fellow down under…thank you very much pal”.  Fucken funny.

#3 Re: The Garden » Taliban control of Afghanistan on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 » 8 weeks ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if China makes its move on Taiwan shortly off the back of this.

Given the current environment there would be a lot of political opposition to getting involved in yet another countries business again so soon.

#4 Re: The Garden » Taliban control of Afghanistan on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 » 9 weeks ago

It seems to me it’s been long overdue for them to extract themselves out of there, BUT the way this has been done is just monumental stupidity and a complete and utter disaster.

#5 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 12 weeks ago

^ Jacinda Ardern really does have a massive mouthful of teeth.  I have always found it difficult, whenever I see her speak, to not just stare at her teeth in amazement at how they all fit in there.

#6 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 15 weeks ago

mitchejw wrote:
misterID wrote:

He was knocking them out.

I think you missed the point. He's saying Motley Crue was notorious for something similar.

I didn’t get that from reading PASnows post??? I thought he was just asking for clarification of how Cosby was drugging them, because he couldnt remember.

#7 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 16 weeks ago

I booked an appointment to get my Pfizer yesterday. Earliest time I can get a slot was 1st September!

#8 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 19 weeks ago

Randall Flagg wrote:
Smoking Guns wrote:

China makes shit cheap and people like cheap shit and to a degree they have kept our suppliers honest from fvcking us even harder.

I am all for cutting ties with China, but our costs will go up across the board I would imagine.

Distancing ourselves in any meaningful fashion isn’t possible. They have the precious minerals needed to make microchips and circuitry. Ours were all shut down. They make our electronics. This isn’t something that can be done at the drop of the hat. Mass processor output manufactured in the US would take years and subsidies to manifest. Trade laws and our inability to ever legislate properly something like this just makes it impractical. We design the damn things, but they’re manufactured in China.

We need China more than they need us day by day. The real threat is if China bans US exports, not if we reduce our imports.

The Chinese have been playing a very LONG term game for years now.  They aren't constrained with thinking and planning only about 4 years ahead (the length of a typical political parties term), they continue to work towards a very uninterrupted long term vision.

Western countries in general need to reduce their reliance on China.  I know here in Oz the Chinese government hasn't thought twice about killing certain industries here in Oz in retaliation for our Government daring to request an investigation into the source of the Carona Virus.  They have put sanctions or tariffs on our Barley, Beef & Lamb, Wine, Cotton, Lobsters, Timber and Coal.  All as punishment for daring to have an opinion that doesn't fit with the CCP's narrative.  So far they haven't been able to really hurt us with the biggest export - Iron Ore, but they would and will if/when they can.

Our country has no manufacturing to speak of and aside from exporting resources no other really signifcant industries (aside from tourism)  We need to diversify who our exports go to and open up new markets to reduce reliance on China, but also start to think much longer term about other industries we can start to bring back home, even if the cost is higher.  China doesn't think and act like a traditional Western free trade partner so anything critical relied on from them needs to be addressed, as they will eventually use their position for leverage!!!  Their monopoly on rare earths is a huge issue and I know governments are looking at that and trying to locate and develop alternatives (there are rare earth deposits here in Western Australia that I know our government and the US is closely following to try and get commercialised).  The Chinese have been trying to get ownership of ports here as well as buying up large amounts of pastoral land and other primary industries.  All of these type of issues need to be addressed by our government and other Western countries as part of a very long strategic vision for the next 10-30 years that needs to be worked towards irrespective of which political party is in power over the duration.

#9 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 20 weeks ago

That sucks Monkeychow, Victoria has had the worst luck with Covid.

I’ve been saying for about a year now that the Federal Government should be managing Quarantine and should have invested and coordinated in a dedicated facility for returning citizens. Hotels aren’t bloody fit for containing a virus! 

I think Scomo stood back and thought “fuck we won’t get involved at a Federal level we will leave it to the states, that way when things fuck up the state Premiers will get the blame but not us”. But it seems like that is finally backfiring and people are blaming this latest outbreak on the Federal govt.

I also think Scomo has totally fucked up the one thing he was involved in - vaccines. We have (from what I have read a day or two ago) about 2% of the population vaccinated. That’s a fucken disgrace and a major fuck up!

Btw I’m not some Labor lover either Albanese annoys me, but I’m just calling the Libs out at a Federal level for their monumental inaction and when they have administered something like the vaccine they have fucked it up royally!

#10 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 27 weeks ago

Something I can’t understand is why the fuck has Hunter released a book and is now going around promoting it??

If I was him I would be trying to keep all that shit under wraps!!! It makes him look so guilty of everything he has been accused of in the past from underage stuff to anything and everything else. Massive miscalculation IMO!!!

Imagine if this was one of Trumps kids, the media would be busting a nut over the whole thing!!

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