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Lochie
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:08 AM

Anyone here had the NBN rollout in their area?

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#542

Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:17 AM

QUOTE (methods @ Thursday, Apr 4 2013, 11:08)
Anyone here had the NBN rollout in their area?

Nope, heard we're getting ours at the end of 2014 or early 2015.
The TV advertisements make it sound so good but it will be so sh*t.
A bit like a snuggle, really.

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#543

Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:38 AM

Canberra is a truly reprehensible place. It's down there with Adelaide.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:48 AM

QUOTE (Stefche @ Thursday, Apr 4 2013, 15:08)
Canberra is a truly reprehensible place. It's down there with Adelaide.

That's it I'm moving! How dare you put Adelaide on the same level as Canberra.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

So the budget got announced today, opinions?

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

I don't really want to bring politics into this topic tbh (anymore than I had previously), but, overall, I'd give the budget a thumbs down. Though, I do support certain segments on their own (such as the removal of the baby bonus, and the increase in the Medicare levy to fund DisabilityCare).

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

Rudd: 2 - Gillard: 1

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Wednesday, Jun 26 2013, 11:04)
Rudd: 2 - Gillard: 1

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Thank f*ck for that. I vastly prefer Rudd to Gillard.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE (sivispacem @ Wednesday, Jun 26 2013, 21:07)
QUOTE (lzw3 @ Wednesday, Jun 26 2013, 11:04)
Rudd: 2 - Gillard: 1

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Thank f*ck for that. I vastly prefer Rudd to Gillard.

All this political crap Is ruining State of Origin

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:10 AM Edited by lzw3, 26 June 2013 - 10:11 AM.

Ditto. Never been big on the Labour Party but I actually like Kevin as a person.

Besides, Tony the Talking Parrot would be better than Julia.

[EDIT] lol at billy tounge.gif
come down south, no footy (real footy) on a Wednesday night tounge.gif

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:18 AM

My god, this whole topic has been pissing me off on Facebook - seeing family and friends make political rants from the comfort of a warm patch on their little computer chair. Like if god forbid they ever got to be PM, they'd make such a great difference?

We end up hating our Prime Minister. No matter who the hell we vote for, it seems like people fall in love with them during the election, but as soon as they get elected people just automatically "hate the government, man. our country is so f*cked up".

It's sort of like... yeah, we have our issues, but what a terrible country we live in... maybe we should take lessons from places like America? England? or ANY other country? lol.gif lol.gif

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Wednesday, Jun 26 2013, 21:10)
[EDIT] lol at billy tounge.gif
come down south, no footy (real footy) on a Wednesday night tounge.gif [/color]

There is nothing good about GayFL

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#553

Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:26 AM

Except we don't have it interrupted by crappy announcements. tounge.gif

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

Not really a fan of Gillard or Rudd, but at the end of the day the right decision was made. With Rudd back at the helm, Labor can actually contend in the upcoming election. At the very least they will save a number of seats. I'm just hanging out for Shorten to take over after the election. I think he'll be a great leader for the party.

The problem with Australia is that you have far too many ill informed voters that construct their vote on absolute bullsh*t, instead of looking at the actual policies of the respective parties. As I said earlier, I'm not a fan of Gillard, but the media has crucified her beyond belief over the last few years. It doesn't help that much of the media is owned by news limited either, who inevitably lean towards the right. I've been watching Sky News for a fair amount of the day, and when you have f-wits like Paul Murray and Michael Kroger who immediately put a negative spin on every single Labor event, you know something is wrong.

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#555

Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

Damn, you guys are fast.
@Billy AFL is a tonne better than soccer/football or whatever them bloody poms call it
As the quote goes
"Soccer players pretend they're hurt, AFL players pretend they're not"

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#556

Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:20 AM

Watching Gillards address now.

What a twat.

I love that fact that she uses the word 'elected'. She was never elected! She's been put in office and also taken out of office without any kind of vote by the public.

Stupid woman.

[EDIT] gtamann, I think he's talking about that "rugby" thingy. tounge.gif

Also "I have attended 27 funerals for [lost servicemen]"
She's talking herself up a bit.
Rudd will set her straight with his address hopefully.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

I'd love to visit Australia...

if they lower the down the price of video games and kick out the sh*tty rating board. angry.gif Other than that you guys are lucky to live in such a good country.

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#558

Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE (AceKingston @ Wednesday, Jun 26 2013, 11:21)
I'd love to visit Australia...

if they lower the down the price of video games and kick out the sh*tty rating board. angry.gif Other than that you guys are lucky to live in such a good country.

It's not just the video games that are overpriced

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#559

Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:12 PM

You, my dear Australians, have one of the best tasting beers ever.

sarcasm intended wink.gif


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#560

Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

Kevin 13.
Glad Gillard is finally out.

Did the blues win? I'm not into footy, but I know many guys at work will be talking about it tomorrow. I should at least know who won.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:36 PM

I heard about the ballot driving through Sydney, my phone died and I've been cruising around in search of the beach for a few hours now, no luck. I get back and check FB to find Kevin 07 2.0 is in for 2014/13.

Well that was the most ridiculous thing in recent times.

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#562

Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:58 PM

NSW should've brought a huge tub of lube, bent over and saved themselves 80 minutes of getting f*cked.

Jeez. confused.gif

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#563

Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Wednesday, Jun 26 2013, 21:20)
What a twat.

I love that fact that she uses the word 'elected'. She was never elected! She's been put in office and also taken out of office without any kind of vote by the public.

Stupid woman.

Yeah mate, she was elected, remember that election we had in 2010? The independents may have had the final say, but the two-party-preferred vote went Labor's way with her at the helm, so, yeah, she was actually elected.

This will mean nothing practically, though, as any boost this will give to the ALP will fizzle out soon. There is absolutely no way the Liberals will lose this election, and I will parade around with a sig of Kevin Rudd for six months if they do.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:29 AM

Yeah that f*ckstick Abbott is still going to win anyway. God help Australia, this is going to be a bad few years.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

QUOTE (OnePiece @ Thursday, Jun 27 2013, 12:29)
Yeah that f*ckstick Abbott is still going to win anyway. God help Australia, this is going to be a bad few years.

I dunno man, a lot of people like Kevin Rudd, especially people <22 who don't really take part in opinion polls/haven't had the chance to vote yet.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:24 AM

@finn and MVC

Are you guys for or against Rudd and/ or Labour?

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:00 AM

QUOTE (nightwalker83 @ Thursday, Jun 27 2013, 13:24)
@finn and MVC

Are you guys for or against Rudd and/ or Labour?

I'm not into politics personally. I don't care to be honest.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:50 AM

QUOTE (nightwalker83 @ Thursday, Jun 27 2013, 10:24)
Are you guys for or against Rudd and/ or Labour?

No Labor = No high speed internet.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:44 AM

QUOTE (buzbegone @ Thursday, Jun 27 2013, 15:50)
QUOTE (nightwalker83 @ Thursday, Jun 27 2013, 10:24)
Are you guys for or against Rudd and/ or Labour?

No Labor = No high speed internet.

Boom!

Liberals plan for that is stupid as f*ck anyway, they're still going with an NBN but it's going to be like 20MBITS and it's only fiber to the node, rather than to the premise, which is cheaper short term, but long term they're going to have to upgrade cables to the premise anyway, which is going to mean more money spent over a longer period of time redigging up streets everywhere.

Do it once, do it properly, pretty basic principle really.

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#570

Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

My favourite bit about the past few weeks:

QUOTE (Kevin Rudd)
I have come to the conclusion that church and state can have different positions and practices on the question of same sex marriage [...] I believe that the secular Australian state should be able to recognize same sex marriage.




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