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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by cthia   » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:55 pm

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Annachie wrote:One of the bits I caught was when the train got to Alice Springs.

It was interesting to see the changes since I was last there, around 30 years ago.


Several acquaintances and I have long since discussed something like this. Consider a video version of Google Earth. There is a network of live cameras that are accessible throughout the world called EarthCams and I keep it running on several screens in my home. I suppose it is a little like the Dempsey's background concept in the Honorverse. At any rate, what Australia is pioneering with the Ghan is ahead of the curve and is the stuff of visionaries. There is an entire gamut of people interested in this kind of thing and there would be many more if exposed to it. The idea of being able to travel without travel appeals to many people. People stare at my huge screen for hours on end watching nothing but live feeds. There are times people ring me up saying...

"Can you see me? Can you see me?"

"Yea! There you are!"

Times Square on New Years Eve and July 4th are simply musts!

Scenic routes through countries would be highly sought after. Camera mounted drones, Go Pros, etc., etc. The world is an oyster simply waiting to be captured, live, on screen.

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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Annachie   » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm

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Spoke to the production cmpany and yes, they are working on a DVD.


Anyway. Our Federal government have been attacking workers pay and conditions since they took power. Including removal of weekend penalty rates.

So this week what does the PM do? Gives his staff a 30% pay INCREASE.

That right there is the conservative oligarch in a nutshell.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by cthia   » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:10 pm

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Annachie wrote:Spoke to the production cmpany and yes, they are working on a DVD.


Anyway. Our Federal government have been attacking workers pay and conditions since they took power. Including removal of weekend penalty rates.

So this week what does the PM do? Gives his staff a 30% pay INCREASE.

That right there is the conservative oligarch in a nutshell.

Didn't you know that the government is a machine that simply must be constantly oiled with a splash of cash on the cog wheels?

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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by biochem   » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:14 pm

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Annachie wrote:Spoke to the production cmpany and yes, they are working on a DVD.


Anyway. Our Federal government have been attacking workers pay and conditions since they took power. Including removal of weekend penalty rates.

So this week what does the PM do? Gives his staff a 30% pay INCREASE.

That right there is the conservative oligarch in a nutshell.


It's the opposite in graduate school. The ultra-liberal professors spout left wing rhetoric all day long. But when it comes to the concept of minimal workers rights for graduate students and postdocs, they could rival a right wing talk show host any day.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Imaginos1892   » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:38 pm

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biochem wrote:It's the opposite in graduate school. The ultra-liberal professors spout left wing rhetoric all day long. But when it comes to the concept of minimal workers rights for graduate students and postdocs, they could rival a right wing talk show host any day.

But, but, they're the Intellectual Elite! It's only right that they have serfs laboring under their Enlightened Guidance from dawn to dusk! It's the exact opposite of Capitalist Exploitation!

gcomeau wrote:I'd just like to take a moment to point out that the party that regularly gets *outraged* that anyone is registering people who have been convicted of a crime to VOTE may end up running up to four convicted criminals for office this cycle.

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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by gcomeau   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:15 am

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Just going to throw this out there....

If Trump is 6.3", 239lbs... I'm a fluffy pink unicorn.

Is there anything this administration won't deploy people to lie for them about? I feel sorry for that navy doc being sent out there with his clear marching orders to try to convince people the clearly obese out of shape president is "in excellent health".

Edit:

Obama is 6'1"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTwCtPJVMAIjRT7.jpg

Jeb Bush is 6'3"

http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/AP ... x9_992.jpg


Do we really need to say more? And if he lied about his height (and pretty clearly his weight) in that health report what else did he lie about?
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by gcomeau   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:30 pm

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https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/ ... 3350272004

So... the Republicans are threatening to shut down the government because Republicans will not meet the Republicans demands.


You know whose fault this is of course? The Democrats.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Annachie   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:51 pm

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And thus, aparently, the Girther movement was born.


Actually there's something to this.

Before yesterday he was officially 6'2.

And 239 is 1 pound under being classed as obese.


Got to wonder why, and what other things tbe Dr. Stated that weren't correct.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by gcomeau   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:03 pm

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Annachie wrote:And thus, aparently, the Girther movement was born.


Actually there's something to this.

Before yesterday he was officially 6'2.

And 239 is 1 pound under being classed as obese.


Got to wonder why, and what other things tbe Dr. Stated that weren't correct.


Yeah pretty sure he didn't suddenly grow taller at age 72 when he was standing eye to eye with 6'1 Obama a year ago.

They clearly lied about the numbers to put him a hair under being officially obese. Which is telling when even a cursory glance at any of a thousand photos taken of Trump in the last year or two will tell anyone they were lying.

If they would lie about that...
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by gcomeau   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:02 pm

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Can we just take a step back and reflect on the fact that "President paid 6 figure bribe to porn star he cheated on his new wife on" is like.... the 3rd or 4th worst thing to come out about the administration in the last couple of weeks alone and can barely break into the news cycle?


This is what you have brought the American presidency to Trump supporters.
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