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  1. 9 points
  2. 8 points
    Smoggy

    Off Topic Thread 4

    What's doing... doing it a bit tough right now but hanging on in there and could do with a few
  3. 7 points
    Smoggy

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Cheers guys....needed a lift at the min and a laugh. Bet Wendy has been out of ******* control without my calming influence...she gets like that.
  4. 7 points
    sonar

    What Floats Your Boat 4

    Driving back from the local shops the car in front had WSW stickers on the rear bumper and the first three letters on the number plate were EAD....followed by a mini smurf sticker.....
  5. 7 points
    marron

    Mental Health Thread 2

    Don't take this the wrong way Kitto, cos I mean it with the best intentions, but I'm going to be blunt Having a loved one who is struggling when you have no idea what is going on or why they are struggling is a BIGGER burden, than having a loved one who can to tell you their problemis but still respect that sometimes you'll need some space and therefore they're not expecting you to fix it. Seriously I think it's one of the biggest mistakes that people - often blokes, but, we don't dominate this 100% by any means - make. "I gotta deal with this myself because my friends have their own **** going on". Yeah. Everyone has **** going on. Everyone! So the more we share, the less the burden, because the trust and respect is there. (this is not meant to be any sort of comment on your relationship or whatever - it's mroe the opposite - I look at those two sentences up there above, and man you're there already, that's all. She's supportive. No need to think about it in those burden terms!
  6. 7 points
    Edinburgh

    Mental Health Thread 2

    When I had my episode, I just made an appointment and the first the doctor knew of what the problem was was when he asked and I told him. I don't recall paperwork being an issue. He just started the process, asked questions, filled out a form, issued a referral (and phoned to make the first appointment), issued a scrip. Just do it, make an appointment, rock up and start looking after yourself.
  7. 6 points
    Edinburgh

    Off Topic Thread 4

  8. 6 points
    Kitto

    Jokes

    What is it called when a cat wins a dog show? A cat-has-trophy!
  9. 5 points
    Edinburgh

    Off Topic Thread 4

    x 100, subject to covid restrictions!!!!!!
  10. 5 points
    marron

    Off Topic Thread 4

    **** ed, way to make me look bad haha.
  11. 5 points
    sonar

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Welcome back mate...a free gift for you....
  12. 5 points
    marron

    Off Topic Thread 4

    eyyyyy! good to see you mate.
  13. 5 points
    CaptainJess

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    I'm lucky to have had mainly positive experiences with Uber both here and in the US. However there have been a few standout douche-bags. One thing that's interesting between here and the US is that they don't seem to have the same quality restrictions on their cars. Balks and I got in some shockers in Hawaii. One was a 30 year old Lincoln town-car and another was a beat-bomb that didn't have working seat belts. We tried Lyft too, but got an equally dodgy Jeep, so it was really just hit and miss. Back here though, the two worst ones were while we heading to or from the airport. The first one I'm still not sure on, but I didn't like how he went about it. We order an Uber at 5:30am, dude rocks up and then "accidentally" cancels the trip on his phone (not sure if it was on purpose or not). Then proceeds to physically snatch Balk's phone out of his hand and request and cancel three trips on the app before it gave our ride to this driver again. We weren't pleased but we had a flight at 8:30am, so didn't want to argue. The second one was the worst. We had just got back from a holiday and booked an Uber to take us home. It's late and we've just come off a long flight with lots of luggage. The guy confirms the trip and we start walking towards the pick up zone (which is about a 5 min walk away from the terminal). As we get to the pick-up zone, I noticed he hasn't moved and then I get a call. The guy says he doesn't want to take us that far and that he needs me to cancel the trip, then hangs up on me. Now it's become clear to me that he doesn't want to cop the penalty for cancelling and wants me to do it instead. So I call him back and tell him that if he doesn't want to take us, he's the one that needs to cancel. He proceeds to abuse me and then Balks. I end up telling him that I'm happy to play chicken and that I've just ordered another Uber on my partner's app so if he wants another ride, then he will have to do it. Waited another 10 mins and he finally gives up and cancels the ride while we hopped into another Uber. Most drivers I've had have been pretty quiet and respectful. I've had a couple of retired or semi-retired people and quite a few mums as well. I can understand not wanting to take huge trips to the other side of the city, but short trips I don't. If it's in the area, what does it matter?
  14. 5 points
    MathyouWSW

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    WRGMG...Uber Drivers, their service is getting worst. I confirmed to get an Uber around 4:58pm today from Regents Park to Sefton. I made sure to book it early as I had to get home early tonight. The Uber driver was two blocks away from my work and was scheduled to be at my work at 2 minutes. I thought "perfect, I'll be home early for dinner". At around 5:11pm, I cancelled the Uber cause the guy wasn't moving at all...his car stayed in the same position the whole time and I would of missed the 5:15pm train. Lucky enough, I checked the timetable for the trains and there was a train at 5:30pm. So, I confirmed for another one at 5:18pm. Unfortunately, I got the same f*ckwit Uber driver. I thought maybe this time he'll eventually move to come and collect me. I gave him 10 minutes and he still didn't move, I cancelled at 5:28pm. By then, I gave up and decided to walk to the station which took about 20 minutes to walk to and didn't get home till about 7pm. I've just lodged two complaints about the driver now on the app and mentioned "he doesn't deserve a 4.9 star rating if this is the type of service he'll provide" and I also mentioned "maybe it's time to switch to Ola if this is the type of service your Uber drivers are going to provide to me." It might come across as I'm bit of a prick in their complaint but tough luck...I'm looking forward to their responses.
  15. 5 points
    sonar

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    Computers..... Yesterday at about 2pm my laptop all of a sudden refused me access to the internet. It said I had the internet but wouldn't let me access. Grabbed a tablet....logged on...all good....so it was my computer. Ran a complete malware/virus scan which came up fine. What followed was 7 hours of installing and uninstalling devices,drivers,browsers. all to no avai........no matter what i did....even a recovery from back up didn't help. I kept getting different error messages as to why I was having problems.......about 8 of them.....so.....Made the decision it was either a fresh install or a hammer. Tried a fresh install and after a further 4 hours it started up and connected straight away......all the while I'm none the wiser why.....
  16. 4 points
    wendybr

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Ohhhhhhhh he's back!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
  17. 4 points
    sonar

    Off Topic Thread 4

  18. 4 points
    CaptainJess

    Armageddon Thread

    Read both parts of it. It was very interesting and a comprehensive look at what went on over those key couple of weeks in Feb/March. I will admit though, it was rather "fluffy" in parts. However, while reading it I think it really hit home how well it was managed and how the correct decisions were made in a timely manner. It was interesting to read about who was advising who on decisions and how they lent quite heavily on business leaders for many issues. I also thought the section on Qantas being asked to run the repatriation flights was fascinating. It's funny how you think something like that should be simple - fly a plane to Wuhan, pick up passengers, fly them back. But then you read what Qantas had to do. They had never flown there before so they had no flight plans, no fuel contracts, no handling staff and that it usually takes months to set that sort of thing up. They did it in days. People in all areas really stepped up, both in Government and private business. Makes you thankful to be living here. When the CMO says the only thing he would have done differently was to hotel quarantine returning travelers earlier, that's not terrible at all. Part 1 - https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/inside-the-crisis-that-changed-australian-government-20200608-p550hl.html Part 2 - https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/i-see-the-full-horror-show-how-australia-navigated-the-twin-crises-of-covid-19-20200609-p550tn.html
  19. 4 points
    sonar

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    Brings back memories of trying get a cab on a Fri/Sat night back in the day...."we can take a booking sir but expect a wait of an hour or so"....was common.
  20. 4 points
    sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    .........you only have to look at Bunnings and shopping centre crowds in the suburbs to know and see mass gatherings were happening well before the protests.....
  21. 4 points
    No I agree with Middy. What Joe seems to be condemning is violence and riots, not the protesters and it’s true to say that the riots do damage to the cause of the protesters because it demonstrates that people should be fearful. That’s why the rioters were not necessarily out of control protesters but they were extremist groups, including the far right and the far left because their goal is the descent into anarchy rather than the improvement of society.
  22. 4 points
    JackDoff

    Mental Health Thread 2

    A little long weekend pick me up for ya dude!
  23. 4 points
    Kitto

    Mental Health Thread 2

    Of course they are wise, they wear the red and black (oh, and red and white on away days!) My wife tried to make a doctor's appointment for me through their app for a somewhat unrelated matter on Friday, but I told her I'd do it.. she was a bit stubborn so I had to explain a bit of what was going on (mental health appointments can't be made through the app since there is paperwork I need to pre-fill out apparently). She was very supportive. Unfortunately her mum is in hospital (she's ok) and I don't really want to be a burden on her when she has other things to worry about.
  24. 3 points
    marron

    Armageddon Thread

    I'm talking about the weekend mate. You know. The same one the protests were on that supposedly destroyed all the good work. Because while the protest was on, my place was packed full of day trippers and weekenders, creating a 48 hour traffic jam. And the league had scheduled a return to normal already. If there was any shake in the belief in the necessity of restrictions, it was done long before the protests. People have been talking for weeks about how the restrictions are easing, will ease, and have been acting like it more and more, and the weekend showed it.
  25. 3 points
    Midfielder

    Armageddon Thread

    The best site IMO for Australian information is the covlife site https://covidlive.com.au/ It is quite detailed and shows how each state is preforming and NSW is only a week behind QLD regarding community cases i.e. not returning people from overseas.... NSW figures increase mainly due to people returning from oversea who are placed in motel rooms for 14 days or until they are virus free. Its worth a look at the above site. On the NZ compare tis a pointless task, as NZ never had the early seeding of Chinese and European Australia had... this in no way disrespects what they have achieved is unbelievable. But so to is ours, ..... There was an interesting article in smh on the weekend, that said it was by chance it all happened and small conversation between So Mo & Andrews [Vic Premier] was the event that started it all off.... they were the last two left at a pre COAG meeting sipping on drinks over looking Sydney harbour and they both stated talking about the bush-fires and then what they through the pandemic would do.. They both realised they could work together and both needed each other... next day at COAG they told the rest of the premiers and the rest as they say is history...
  26. 3 points
    Flytox

    Armageddon Thread

    Interestingly both in cases per 1 million population and deaths per 1 million population Australia has come out slightly better than New Zealand.
  27. 3 points
    MathyouWSW

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    See...this I can understand, because they are notifying you how long until they arrived. What pissed me off is the app advises me the Uber driver is 2 minutes away and yet those 2 minutes have elapsed and he still hasn't even moved. That's poor service IMO. I remember a while ago I had one Uber driver (probably in his early 50's) that complained to me about accepting short trips (one that would cost approximately $10 to get to the destination of your choice). He goes "oh, it's not worth it, it's a waste of money and it's a waste of my time" and I responded to him "Wouldn't you consider yourself lucky that there's fares available your area anyway?" He seem grumpy about my response. Bare in mind...this guy had a star rating of 4.6...makes you wonder why his rating wasn't good. However, I spoke to one another Uber driver (probably the best one I've ever had) that was in his 60's, retired, decided to be an Uber driver so he kept himself occupied throughout the week and asked for his thoughts on some Uber drivers cancelling short trips. He said "Well, that's absurd!. Why would you cancel a fare (unless you are busy or done for the day/night) because it's a short trip? I'd be happy there's fares available to do in the area!" Anyway, Uber got back to me (at 2:55am, (what a bizarre time to get back to me...unless the support team is now based in USA) and mentioned they are giving me $10.00 credit. I suppose it's better than nothing.
  28. 3 points
    They needed a backlash before they realised this was disgusting? I wonder what they would have thought if a graph was made of the stock market following murders of white men. FFS the stupidity and the irrelevance!
  29. 3 points
    Everything I've read about NSWPol antagonising, creating hostile situations then trying to justify their actions (especially with what went down in Central Station) doesn't surprise me at all. We've seen it countless times at AL games over the years. But we were just low-born sokkah hooligans that deserved it with our violent conduct I guess.
  30. 3 points
    marron

    Armageddon Thread

    Haha. The type of people who were most against locking down at the beginning are the type of people who are most against opening up now.... at least, they are forced into that position because of their position on the protests. Exhibit A most of the Prime Minister's cabinet. Meanwhile schoolkids, parents and teachers have been travelling across the joint in much larger numbers than what were at the protests, every weekday, for a few weeks now. And as for all those good little bunnies doing the right thing for the good of their fellow citizens by staying at home,in reality they were travelling across the whole state over the weekend without a care, and looking forward to going to the footy next weekend. presumeably, they were also deleting their tweets talking about how ridiculous the restrictions are so they could have a go at the protesters. Maybe all these people making sacrifices have some proof they are immune but there was **** all social distancing going on in my town this weekend, and that was replicated across the state. Unity? Yeah right. This hasn't been some battle of britain blitz situation. Whatever "unity" was on display was largely a sham, and if it's only taken people calling on the govenrment to end a situation where there have been 400+ deaths at the hands of police and no charge laid to break it, what was it worth in the first place? All the same, good to see you on the side of big government for once Legia
  31. 3 points
    ........for services to the kerosene and helicopter industries......?
  32. 3 points
    If they wanted to give it to him they could have found something else, surely. FFS, what a joke.
  33. 3 points
    Tony Abbott wins honours for contributions to indigenous Australians Jesus Christ. Right at this point in time too. https://indigenousx.com.au/recounting-abbotts-contributions-to-indigenous-australians/
  34. 3 points
    Wanderboy

    Armageddon Thread

    I'm not sure it was a race with NZ tbh. It's just silly to suggest otherwise. We have 5 times the population than NZ. Sydney on its own has a higher population than NZ, and we had **** ups like that Ruby Princess liner and the nursing homes. We have done extraordinarily well to contain the virus the way we have, and that has involved govt's of all persuasions, both state and federal. To be honest mate, your Morrison bashing is becoming tiresome, and this is coming from mostly a life long Labor voter.
  35. 3 points
    Prydzopolis

    Mental Health Thread 2

    Fantastic Kitto, small steps Try to see a GP you’ve seen before, one you know, as with all things their are good & bad GP’s. Good idea making a separate appointment as they can give you a longer appointment rather trying to rush it in 15 minutes. Don't forget you’ve got us if you ever need to use us as a soundboard, we are here for you brother
  36. 3 points
    JackDoff

    Animals/Pets thread

    He found a clam!
  37. 3 points
    He's saying they shouldn't protest because it might lead to an authoritarian government (because "socialism" i guess). Meanwhile trump is using the military to crack down on his people, destroying the free press, getting rid of any independent oversight over government he can manage. Joe's a ****in idiot middy.
  38. 3 points
    I read it differently ..... as for Kapernick I could be wrong but I think he wrote an article in praise of his stance... Being involved over the years in a number of protests my experience has been if you overplay your hand you give the other side for want of a better team the upper hand and the advantage and that's what I read into the article...
  39. 2 points
    Kitto

    Music Thread 4

  40. 2 points
    Wanderboy

    Football Media Discussion 2

    So, Rugby has struck a deal with Fox. FFA, Where are you? https://t.co/3yxw8UFrga?amp=1
  41. 2 points
    MathyouWSW

    Picture needs a Caption

    Breaking News, Macarthur Bulls have a strike at signing David Ball...
  42. 2 points
    MathyouWSW

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    Duke did a Q&A session on DailyOzFootball's instagram a few moments ago. One of the questions he was asked was "Are you staying red and black" His response was: "Seeing a lot of questions on hand regards to me signing a contract again with the Wanderers, am I staying, am I leaving. It's very hard to answer during all this craziness. I am off contract now...but I would love to finish at least the journey with the Wanderers this season and who knows what can happen after that" Sigh...hope he does.
  43. 2 points
    Yeah I had some interesting conversations with people about what happened at the weekend who were all in shock, had to laugh. What's that old thing, everything you read is true unless you witnessed it yourself? At least there's a few more people out there now who understand.
  44. 2 points
    Cynth

    Armageddon Thread

    I actually think that there is very little backlash to the virus restrictions that have been in place. Not sure the pressure will be huge to return because it seems the government has been fairly transparent (but sometimes not consistent) and this helps the community feel optimistic that things are going to return to normal.
  45. 2 points
    Prydzopolis

    Armageddon Thread

    The biggest thing that is slowing us down now is imported cases, we have still got people coming back from overseas. NZ appears everyone has been home for a month. Most states have eliminated community transmission, it’s just NSW & Victoria with it still lingering in the community. Today was the first case of community transmission since the their were two cases reported at a school from Monday last week. Even then we probably won’t know the result of continuing restrictions lifted & BLM protests this weekend for another one-two weeks. On channel 9 news tonight, saw a clip that referenced community sport, said the NSW CHO was waiting on the results of kids going back to schools before setting a date for adult amateur sport.
  46. 2 points
    It's bollocks. We saw it in our own city on Saturday. The vast majority are doing it peaceful, but the cops go to antagonise and make sure Sky is there to make the headlines. That feeds in to people's perceptions, and Joe (and many many others) are happy to continue these perceptions and pretend like the anarchists are hugely powerful and able to collapse society and we should definitely be scared and absolutely just do what we are told by authorities right now. The other part is, that rioting is a reaction to the authoritarianism that already exists. Being patient and trying to get things changed through democratic channels leads to nothing changing. We haev seen that for decades. Which of course is what Joe wants.
  47. 2 points
    Your right. Mitch was working 2 academy players
  48. 2 points
    Midfielder

    Jokes

    A local Smith Family office realised that the organisation had never received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute. "Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you did not give a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the community in some way?" The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?" Embarrassed, the Smith Family rep mumbled, "Um, no." The lawyer interrupts, "Or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?" The stricken Smith Family rep began to stammer out an apology, but was interrupted again. "Or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident," the lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three children?!" The humiliated Smith Family rep completely beaten, said simply, "I had no idea. On a roll now, the lawyer cut him off once again, "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"
  49. 2 points
    Edinburgh

    Interesting Football Stuff.

    Good on him. Hope he does well. https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/muscat-appointed-head-coach-of-belgian-top-tier-s-sint-truiden
  50. 2 points
    Cynth

    Armageddon Thread

    Disgusting isn’t it? The hypocrisy.
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