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    poo


    Sorry, couldn't help it. Infantile i know.

    I bought one copy many years ago and couldn't believe the crap in it. I read another Quadrant article not too long ago about how Muslims were out breeding Anglos and we'd be outnumbered by 2050 or something ridiculous like that - and as a consequence we'd all have to wear burqua's. Every foray into Quadrant for me has only shown it to be utter nonsense. I'm not going to waste my time with it anymore, utter nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    poo


    Sorry, couldn't help it. Infantile i know.

    I bought one copy many years ago and couldn't believe the crap in it. I read another Quadrant article not too long ago about how Muslims were out breeding Anglos and we'd be outnumbered by 2050 or something ridiculous like that - and as a consequence we'd all have to wear burqua's. Every foray into Quadrant for me has only shown it to be utter nonsense. I'm not going to waste my time with it anymore, utter nonsense.

    Infantile... closed mind... yeah, it all fits. Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    None of which lessens the misogyny and out of touch nature of your comment. You might care to read the Quadrant article I linked a day or two ago. It might give you some depth of experience.
    Have a go at explaining your point, how is saying women were the "sane'' members of a community misogyny .... do you understand the meaning of the word?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Infantile... closed mind... yeah, it all fits. Bye
    Reminds me of when No Notions senator Malcom Roberts suggest Australia's Chief Scientist should keep an open mind about Climate Change, the scientists response was "yes, but not so much your brain leaks out".
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    Heard of micro finance and why it's mostly lent to women?

    Why do so many microfinance programmes target women?

    The main reason is because women are usually one of the most vulnerable and poorest segments of society – indeed most of the world’s poor are women. Furthermore, it has become apparent that in many instances microfinance can significantly contribute to women’s empowerment by generating additional income earning opportunities either for the women themselves or for the household. Once women start making more visible economic contributions to the household, this can lead to growth in women’s self-esteem, self-confidence and their status both within the household as well as the wider community. Eventually, this provides women with more choices and a greater voice in family and community matters.
    MFIs also target women microentrepreneurs because studies have shown that women are the ‘change’ agents of the family since women spend a greater percentage of their income on the welfare of their households than do men. As a consequence increases in women’s incomes improve the health, nutritional and educational status of other household members, particularly children. Moreover, in longstanding programmes, as women have become organised microfinance has formed a basis for addressing a range of other issues such as domestic violence and male alcohol abuse and in regions where women’s mobility is limited women have become more visible and are better able to negotiate in the public sphere. It is also true though that MFIs target women because they have proved to be more reliable borrowers and are more likely to repay promptly than men.

    https://www.lendwithcare.org/info/about_us/microfinance_and_women

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    For Indigenous males aged 15–34 years, alcohol was responsible for the greatest burden of disease and injury among the risk factors considered and was the second leading cause for females in this age group (Vos et al. 2007).

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    I was going to say that the gap was narrowing on this evidence.... but the second para makes a lie of that (and both show how out of touch Sibley is):

    Over the period 2008–12, in NSW, Qld, WA, SA and the NT combined, Indigenous males died from alcohol-related causes at 5 times the rate of non-Indigenous males, and Indigenous females at 6 times the non-Indigenous rate. Most deaths (245 out of 365 deaths) were due to alcoholic liver disease. Indigenous Australians died from mental and behavioural disorders due to alcohol use at 6 times the rate of non-Indigenous Australians and alcoholic liver disease and poisoning by alcohol at 4 times the rate of non-Indigenous Australians. The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report (SCRGSP 2014a), found that the age-standardised alcohol-related death rate among Indigenous Australians fell from 28 deaths per 100,000 in 2003–07 to 22 deaths per 100,000 in 2008–12 and that the gap between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians narrowed.

    Over the period July 2011 to June 2013, there were 9,995 hospitalisations of Indigenous Australians with a principal diagnosis related to alcohol use. This represented 2% of all hospitalizations of Indigenous Australians (excluding dialysis). Rates were highest in remote areas (17 per 1,000) and lowest in inner regional areas (5 per 1,000). Indigenous males were hospitalised for diagnoses related to alcohol use at 5 times the rate of non-Indigenous males, and Indigenous females at 4 times the rate of non-Indigenous females. Acute intoxication was the most common reason Indigenous Australians were hospitalised for alcohol use (56%), followed by dependence syndrome (13%), alcoholic liver disease (11%), and withdrawal (11%). Indigenous Australians were hospitalised for acute intoxication at 11 times the rate of non-Indigenous Australians and for alcoholic liver disease at 5 times the rate. Between 2004–05 and 2012–13 hospitalisation rates relating to alcohol use increased for Indigenous females (4.8 to 7.5 per 1,000 population) and Indigenous males (9.8 to 12.8 per 1,000 population).

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    As I've said previously my experience was of one community only but that experience was quite intense. Thus my feelings on the Card are based on those experiences. I make no claims to being an expert, just a person with in depth experience of one particular place. The Card isn't just about booze it's also about gambling, a serious problem . At the place I knew gambling was a men's passtime, not women's. It may well be different elsewhere.
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    ………...and porn if the reports are to believed. Not a woman's pass time normally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    As I've said previously my experience was of one community only but that experience was quite intense. Thus my feelings on the Card are based on those experiences. I make no claims to being an expert, just a person with in depth experience of one particular place. The Card isn't just about booze it's also about gambling, a serious problem . At the place I knew gambling was a men's passtime, not women's. It may well be different elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    ………...and porn if the reports are to believed. Not a woman's pass time normally.
    .... and Jeff's another one who has joined the sexism bandwagon.... and shown his ignorance

    I'l, ha ha, include the source here... the Daily Mail in the UK... but there's heaps more similar findings:

    It's not just men who watch porn! Over half of women regularly watch sexy movies (and a daring 40% admit to making their own)
    • Over half of women watch pornographic videos on their own
    • 9% of these say they watch porn everyday
    • Women generally favour soft porn (76%) or role play (47%)
    • Most women (96%) have watched with a partner and say it improves sex
    • Making home videos is an increasingly popular trend for couples



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    And in excellent news Hardly Normal shares are down 11%. I avoid them because of Gerry's role in pushing for the addition of GST to small overseas purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Quick, change gears.... you might get to 100mph while you backpeddle
    Rubbish, that's your game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Rubbish, that's your game.
    Take a look at your initial comment, your attempted justification and your subsequent backdown.

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    Twaddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Twaddle.
    Yes, it was. You shouldn't post it

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    .... and Jeff's another one who has joined the sexism bandwagon.... and shown his ignorance

    I'l, ha ha, include the source here... the Daily Mail in the UK... but there's heaps more similar findings:

    It's not just men who watch porn! Over half of women regularly watch sexy movies (and a daring 40% admit to making their own)
    • Over half of women watch pornographic videos on their own
    • 9% of these say they watch porn everyday
    • Women generally favour soft porn (76%) or role play (47%)
    • Most women (96%) have watched with a partner and say it improves sex
    • Making home videos is an increasingly popular trend for couples



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    Silly boy. I have some experience of the need for a Cashless Card , you don't seem to have any, just opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Silly boy. I have some experience of the need for a Cashless Card , you don't seem to have any, just opinions.
    Call me a silly boy to my face some day and see how far it gets you. Internet cowards are a dime a dozen, it seems.

    I note that the party you profess to support is against the cashless card. Feel conflicted?

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    I don't always agree with them, I'm not as wedded to them as your to the Libs. The card is worth a trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I don't always agree with them, I'm not as wedded to them as your to the Libs. The card is worth a trial.

    You will be called silly when you act in a silly manner.
    The rest of their policies are just as silly. What's that say about you?

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    No more than it says about you, or the rest of us. Traditionally politics has been a compromise. But now the senate is no longer a rubber stamp and parliament actually has to work as designed the majors are stamping their feet in rage and a few odd bods celebrating their unwarranted power. But the answer lies in the bailiwick of the two majors. Take out Bernadi and co. and they are ………………..
    Bah, I don't think I can bother, the bas………. aren't worth the trouble. A complete waste of valuable time and effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    No more than it says about you, or the rest of us. Traditionally politics has been a compromise. But now the senate is no longer a rubber stamp and parliament actually has to work as designed the majors are stamping their feet in rage and a few odd bods celebrating their unwarranted power. But the answer lies in the bailiwick of the two majors. Take out Bernadi and co. and they are ………………..
    Bah, I don't think I can bother, the bas………. aren't worth the trouble. A complete waste of valuable time and effort.
    I'm struggling to think of when you might ever have posted a positive post

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    This thread is aptly named.


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    There have been a few, but not many. Mostly just compromises. Trouble is I keep thinking that maybe, just maybe there's a shred of honour left in the noxious stew that the majors have become. Evidence says otherwise but then I guess they maybe do represent "us" after all.

    Re Labour's gas mess, I do remember us here saying it would end in tears and the price, and the arrangements were rubbish. Well they were and are. And now is now and apart from empty threats and theatrical appeals to the companies I don't think either major can do anything re power, we're screwed.
    Our pollies sold principle for party cash and power. But then I used the word 'principle' in regard to politicians didn't I?
    And you expect me to be positive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    There have been a few, but not many. Mostly just compromises. Trouble is I keep thinking that maybe, just maybe there's a shred of honour left in the noxious stew that the majors have become. Evidence says otherwise but then I guess they maybe do represent "us" after all.

    Re Labour's gas mess, I do remember us here saying it would end in tears and the price, and the arrangements were rubbish. Well they were and are. And now is now and apart from empty threats and theatrical appeals to the companies I don't think either major can do anything re power, we're screwed.
    Our pollies sold principle for party cash and power. But then I used the word 'principle' in regard to politicians didn't I?
    And you expect me to be positive?
    Don't use "our pollies" when you mean "the Labor Party".

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I'm struggling to think of when you might ever have posted a positive post
    Mate, haul in the tone man.

    i was delighted to find your thread on some pictures of your travels. Its a wonderful thread and i recommend it to everyone.
    i am especially delighted because through it i can see your world view is actually exactly the same as mine. You see a wonderful world that is worth protecting, and if it must change - please let it be better!

    our disagrreements will only be about process.
    but that we disagree means we can get to a better place together.

    i don't mean to get all religious, but i am very heartened by your pictures and very delighted you posted them!

    i'm declaring myself on your side but with some differences of opinion on some details.

    i unfortunately just sold my R1100, difficult to maintain a motorbike, have a young family AND an old woodenboat. Something had to give.
    i look forward to your visit to Jervis bay so i can bring you out for a sail.

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    That doesn't mean i'm going to read that rag!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Heard of micro finance and why it's mostly lent to women?

    Why do so many microfinance programmes target women?

    like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    There have been a few, but not many. Mostly just compromises. Trouble is I keep thinking that maybe, just maybe there's a shred of honour left in the noxious stew that the majors have become. Evidence says otherwise but then I guess they maybe do represent "us" after all.

    Re Labour's gas mess, I do remember us here saying it would end in tears and the price, and the arrangements were rubbish. Well they were and are. And now is now and apart from empty threats and theatrical appeals to the companies I don't think either major can do anything re power, we're screwed.
    Our pollies sold principle for party cash and power. But then I used the word 'principle' in regard to politicians didn't I?
    And you expect me to be positive?
    Add the Timor Sea and the oil to that mess and lack of honour, trying to screw the poorest country in SEA out of the resourses it needs, as if we had none. Bipartisan nastiness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Add the Timor Sea and the oil to that mess and lack of honour, trying to screw the poorest country in SEA out of the resourses it needs, as if we had none. Bipartisan nastiness.
    What a load of pap. The Timor Sea issue has been resolved in an international court of arbitration, which is the proper course of events.

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    After Australia spied on the Timorese, think Downer and Woodside, hero of the Liberal Party.


    https://www.crikey.com.au/2014/09/02...om-east-timor/
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    Downer was up to his neck in a lot of dodgy deals, think wheat and Iraq.
    And I don't think it was all his idea either. And I thought giving aid and succour to the enemy was treason?
    But then we were not in a legally declared war were we? Just a unilateral invasion at the behest of you know who.

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    and good news seemingly re East Timor, the Timor gap and resources revenue.

    "Australia and Timor-Leste have resolved their bitter and long-running dispute over maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea, in what is being described as a "landmark day" in the relationship between the two nations.The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague today announced the parties reached an agreement on Wednesday over the disputed territory, which contains large oil and gas deposits worth an estimated $40 billion."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-0...eement/8866776

    And not before time either.

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    BTW, are you ready for a bit of socialism from the LibNats? Like regulating the banks, the power industry, like ensuring an uneconomical power station continues to operate.
    They don't want to leave it till Red Bill get's his hands on the levers.

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