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August 08, 2017, 09:55:39 AM
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Chris

July 22, 2017, 10:45:46 AM
Gawd... nobody at all now!! ;(
 

Chris

June 20, 2017, 09:46:14 PM
If I could get the newsletters working to let people know it's still going we'd get more posts... :D
 

kyte

June 20, 2017, 05:05:43 AM
"Quiet"???  Its DEAD, Chris.
 

Chris

June 18, 2017, 09:46:54 AM
Admin: Just because it's quiet dies *not* mean we'll allow spammers to take over. Desist please!! :D
 

Chris

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kyte

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Nope.  Why are you letting spammers register, still?  If you dont watch out you'll get hit by the North Korean mob that hit cpaptalk.com
 

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May 28, 2017, 01:59:46 PM
So the site is back... thanks (sort of) to Jumba. Where did it go?? I updated the software and it crashed. I investigated and was told the server was using an old version of PHP (5.3) and we needed to update to Version 7.0. Why this wasn't done before s anyone's guess.
 

Chris

May 16, 2017, 01:51:28 PM
Ho hum... what's that song by Gilbert O'Sullivancalled??

Ah yes... "Alone again... naturally".  :D
 

Chris

May 12, 2017, 02:30:08 PM
I think 'everyone' vanished whilst the forum was down. It needs a bit of advertising. Question is *where* would be most effective?
 

Chris

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I update to V2.0.12 yesterday but the new s/w hadn't arrived so I left it. Thanks for installing the new patch! :D
 

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Updated forum to latest.  It was a patch for security vulnerabilities in the previous version
 

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Chris

May 11, 2017, 02:11:17 PM
Dead said the doctor.
Dead said the nurse.
Dead said the woman with the alligator purse.
But it wasn't!! :D
 

kyte

May 03, 2017, 06:16:54 PM
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March 20, 2017, 01:24:44 PM
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October 15, 2016, 03:20:20 PM
Guy here selling Certificates, Diplomas, etc. Should he be??
 

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October 02, 2016, 08:48:58 PM
Actually BC... we're buying 65 acres down south and most is bush so lord knows what's living in it. :)
 

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August 30, 2016, 08:27:49 AM
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August 02, 2016, 08:49:59 AM
Good to see you back, Bambu.  :)

bambu05

July 26, 2016, 06:09:42 AM
Chris, your house is sold...wonderful news.
The future in a new place awaits.
No more foxes and thorny scrub horror to negotiate.
 

Chris

June 25, 2016, 09:36:23 AM
Likewise. I had all sorts of plans for posting but real life has overtaken me again. Still, the house is sold and we'll be on the move soon so maybe I'll have time to focus. So many things happening out there too!
 

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Hi Strangers
Been caught up with work and family related  *censored* for months now
There IS light at the end of the tunnel
 

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Chris

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Hey Bambu... is Mel35m any relation? You seem to share a few ideas!! :D
 

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April 27, 2016, 01:11:59 PM
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Jarrod

April 22, 2016, 04:48:54 PM
Perhaps a few days early, but in case I am not around on the 25th...

LEST WE FORGET
 

Chris

April 21, 2016, 08:22:34 AM
No word from Alain. I wonder if that helped?? Might be nice to get some sort of response!!

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:11:13 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:09:28 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 11:01:39 AM
Alain: I think you need to be more specific in telling us what you need. Australia ia a huge place. :D
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:49:14 AM
Admin: Seems I forgot to register the "Log in with FaceBook" App properly. Should work fine now. If there are any problems mail me and I'll sort them out! :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:45:52 AM
I donĀ“t know if I done it well, thanks anyways :)
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Alain: write a longer post in 'The Lounge' and we'll see what we can do. :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:37:28 AM
homework, sorry
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:36:26 AM
What's a hw??

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:30:11 AM
Somebody can help me about a hw? It is about basic information about australia, like languages, type of coin, capital and those kind of things.
 

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April 17, 2016, 07:46:41 PM
Looks like AO is back to being a giant blog again! Where *is* everyone lately:
 

Chris

April 14, 2016, 08:11:58 AM
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Chris

April 11, 2016, 07:29:45 PM
New member "Autobot' welcome... lets hope with new members we start to get a bit more active as we move away from the hot weather. :)
 

Jarrod

March 30, 2016, 03:41:28 PM
Which is what Turncoat is. All smoke - no substance.
 

Chris

March 29, 2016, 07:39:39 AM
Not much comment on DD until something actually happens. Right now it's all threats, smoke and mirrors!!
 

Patricia

March 23, 2016, 07:50:52 PM
Am surprised that there is no mention of the possible DD. I do wish TA would button his lip and let MT get on with his job as PM, possibly only for a very short time. :-\
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:55:32 AM
Welcome aboard Rosco. Hope you enjoy your membership. There are very few rules as such here other than 'play nice'. Other than that... just comment on current affairs, what you like or dislike about your life and/or the world in general but basically, have fun. :)

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Author Topic: What's going on in the USA??  (Read 1240 times)

Offline Chris

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What's going on in the USA??
« on: May 05, 2016, 08:01:29 AM »
Today we learn that Donald Trump has somehow managed to beat out all the potentially 'better qualified' candidates to become the Republican candidate for the US Presidency and, by default, leader of the free world. The question is *how*.

He has no political experience, has never held office, has very shaky business acumen and his speeches have been filled with all sorts of extreme right-wing polemic. He's attacked 'foreigners', said he'll make Mexico build a wall across their shared border to stop immigrants, derided women, attacked pro-choice and gay marriage... yet is still leading the party of Abraham Lincoln.

The fear is that to maintain a level of popularity or simply out of inexperience or ineptitude he'll initiate a major world conflict. The world is horrified by this development.

So how on earth have we arrived at a situation where someone like Trump could even be considered as a potential President? I'm all for democracy but this is insane!
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Re: What's going on in the USA??
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 07:59:21 AM »
Hi Chris,

If it makes you feel any better many Americans do not want Trump as our President. For the ones who do and this is coming from my personal experience in discussing it with several of them, it's their disdain for big government. Since I've never been to Australia I do not know how uninformative your media outlets are but here they are terrible and the amount of factual information you can really obtain from them is close to nothing. The sad thing is most Trump supporters for the most part are good people but they are often ignorant on anything outside their own personal lives and ESPECIALLY when it comes to things outside of the US. There are plenty of Americans who would be upset with Trump as our President and unfortunately it's a possibility. 

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Re: What's going on in the USA??
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 02:34:49 PM »
Every politician had to start somewhere at some time. None, that I know of, were born with that experience.

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Re: What's going on in the USA??
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 10:58:58 AM »
I think there is a lot of support for him because he does not represent a good,old boy system in our politics that has completely failed the working class. We have one side representing the rich and the bible thumpers and the other representing the poor who are on government handouts and minorities, gays, illegal immigrants etc. No one is representing the working class and this is what Trump has realised.
There are places with high unemployment and people out of work a long time, and they naturally resent an in pouring of illegal immigrants taking what few jobs there are. Congress has set on it laurels while most of the good paying manufacturing jobs have gone overseas and the working class has gotten poorer. Most people don't know or remeber this but Hillary was on the board of directors of WalMart and was certainly not a friend to the employees there.
Her whole policy, just like that of Obama, is based upon eliminating freedom of choice.
They now force people to buy medical insurance they cannot afford or face an ever increasing fine. Now she is speaking of mandating high speed internet in every home. What if someone does not want it or the bill. They are ignorant of the basic laws of supply and demand. When the government mandates that you buy something, what do you think is going to happen to the price of it.? The very thing that keeps a price honest is when people have the freedom to say "that is too expensive and I am not buying it". If people quit buying then they have to lower the price.
Sorry, just venting a bit here, so people will know the other side of things. Also, we have an extremely biased media that favor one party most of the time and certainly favor the good old boy political system that we have. We are headed very quickly to a single party system due to the media. I can remember a time when there was media that informed people without trying to vilify one party while purposely ignoring anything bad of the other.

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Re: What's going on in the USA??
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 09:55:28 PM »
Again, interesting read and good to hear what you have to say. Much of it reminded me of the fact that Australia now seems to be heading towards  "two-class" society. The haves and the have-nots.
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