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Paul Pless
11-24-2016, 07:15 AM
http://68.media.tumblr.com/00b2cdbe3ec59ec19ac08a02515d23e8/tumblr_ocmspfyG5Z1u8afm5o1_1280.png

B_B
11-24-2016, 07:33 AM
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https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/b36d1524ab81f0f2852afa71b6226142f6838751/85_0_1118_671/master/1118.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&


The car was white and the word “police” was spelled out in blue lettering. But everything else about the vehicle making its way through Perth (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/perth-news) traffic screamed to the real police that this was not one of their own.The “signage” on the unregistered Hyundai, hand-drawn in blue felt pen and complete with police-like checked squares, drew officers’ attention after reported sightings of the car around the Western Australian capital on Monday met mirth online.
However, the crude markings did not fall foul of laws against impersonating police, nor indeed any other laws, a police spokesperson told the West Australian (https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/33281738/fake-police-car-pulled-over-by-real-cops-in-perth-cbd/#page1).
More relevant was the yellow sticker on the car deeming it unroadworthy and the fact the 33-year-old woman behind the wheel had no driver’s licence, according to police.

skuthorp
11-24-2016, 02:37 PM
Old style 18footers Paul. Whole racing fleets were sometimes swamped and a crew member of the time said it was not so much about winning than finishing.

skuthorp
11-24-2016, 02:38 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/5016168-3x2-940x627.jpg

Waddie
11-24-2016, 02:42 PM
Aren't there sharks in them thar waters?

Maybe more about surviving than finishing...... :)

regards,
Waddie

skuthorp
11-24-2016, 02:44 PM
There's a lot of water per shark.

Chris249
11-24-2016, 05:20 PM
Sharks are not the big problem where I live....

I had the choice of two roads to ride on the way home last weekend - this what the wildlife was doing on the other one. (http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/11/21/15/59/aggressive-emu-chases-three-cyclists-down-canberra-road)

I live about 3 miles north of downtown in our capital city, and used to work next door to the federal parliament, which is about a mile further south. The #1 traffic hazard that worried me was kangaroos; one of them beat up a politician in my suburb a couple of years ago.

Chris249
11-24-2016, 05:24 PM
Aren't there sharks in them thar waters?

Maybe more about surviving than finishing...... :)

regards,
Waddie
It wasn't too dangerous when they were racing, but the same boats were used for weekend cruising and fun sailing and that could get dangerous, especially up north in the state of Queensland where they were sailed on a wide open bay, or when women dressed in Victoria-era clothes ended up in the water. Just as in the early catboats, the death toll was terrible - half a dozen here (with some people going insane before dying after clinging to a capsized boat for days), nine there, 15 (I think) in southern Australia, and something like 28 women and kids when a big centreboarder flipped near New York.

These days there's a tendency to insult the people who moved to discourage the big centreboarders, but they saved lives by doing so.

B_B
11-24-2016, 06:01 PM
...The #1 traffic hazard that worried me was kangaroos; one of them beat up a politician in my suburb a couple of years ago.
Kangaroos: doing the Lords work!

doorstop
11-24-2016, 10:27 PM
Kangaroos: doing the Lords work!

We definitely need a "LIKE" button on this forum!

George Jung
11-24-2016, 10:37 PM
Kangaroos: doing the Lords work!


We definitely need a "LIKE" button on this forum!

You wouldn't've thought that, would ya? I'd have bet on Tazmanian devils.

skuthorp
11-25-2016, 12:32 AM
Not too keen on the press either.

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/9/91/Kangaroo.JPG/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250?cb=20070207102148

The Bigfella
11-25-2016, 02:24 AM
Gotta watch out in the water

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sfDqbuBo-28/TqXnbscAO7I/AAAAAAAABzE/EmCEgNPYe_k/s640/australian+whales.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cLhvKqeDaPI/TrCh-KmCvLI/AAAAAAAAB8Y/XhT46Xl9-GI/s640/worlds+largest+crocodile+caught.jpg

The Bigfella
11-25-2016, 02:28 AM
I've always liked these two photos... of an Israeli tourist, who was taunting some of out local fauna

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-buRy4vPaIII/TWxNKf0SK1I/AAAAAAAAAgk/3BQl3isH-Lc/s640/croc+attack.png

He decided that he had enough photos after that

The Bigfella
11-25-2016, 02:31 AM
Then again, they used to be bigger. 28'er from Queensland, shot in 1957

http://i.imgur.com/p0odjiN.jpg

skuthorp
11-25-2016, 05:31 AM
Are the roos fighting back? They aren't fussed about croc's either.
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSm_mIIARJEjkGj9PxoPASbXTV21pyyR JCtoRXEkyXUnv6mbqziBA

RFNK
11-25-2016, 07:01 AM
Sharks are not the big problem where I live....

I had the choice of two roads to ride on the way home last weekend - this what the wildlife was doing on the other one. (http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/11/21/15/59/aggressive-emu-chases-three-cyclists-down-canberra-road)

I live about 3 miles north of downtown in our capital city, and used to work next door to the federal parliament, which is about a mile further south. The #1 traffic hazard that worried me was kangaroos; one of them beat up a politician in my suburb a couple of years ago.

God bless that kangaroo!

Rick

RFNK
11-25-2016, 07:04 AM
Gotta watch out in the water

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sfDqbuBo-28/TqXnbscAO7I/AAAAAAAABzE/EmCEgNPYe_k/s640/australian+whales.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cLhvKqeDaPI/TrCh-KmCvLI/AAAAAAAAB8Y/XhT46Xl9-GI/s640/worlds+largest+crocodile+caught.jpg

The boat with the whale is in South Africa - same hemisphere, at least.

Rick

RFNK
11-25-2016, 07:08 AM
It wasn't too dangerous when they were racing, but the same boats were used for weekend cruising and fun sailing and that could get dangerous, especially up north in the state of Queensland where they were sailed on a wide open bay, or when women dressed in Victoria-era clothes ended up in the water. Just as in the early catboats, the death toll was terrible - half a dozen here (with some people going insane before dying after clinging to a capsized boat for days), nine there, 15 (I think) in southern Australia, and something like 28 women and kids when a big centreboarder flipped near New York.

These days there's a tendency to insult the people who moved to discourage the big centreboarders, but they saved lives by doing so.

New York is in Australia? Damn!

Rick