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by Sterlk
January 21, 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped
Replies: 190
Views: 13758

Re: Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped

I wish the police had enough integrity to refrain from pursuing something that footage proves was completely false.
by Sterlk
January 20, 2021, 7:55 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

By the time we all wake up tomorrow, the Trump era will be over.

I may even visit in the next few years, if their civil unrest dies out and the pandemic gets vaccinated to death.
by Sterlk
January 16, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

The NRA is now financially bankrupt.
by Sterlk
January 16, 2021, 2:05 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3711
Views: 236358

Re: The Television Thread

Just finished watching the first two seasons of Succession. What a show! If it wasn’t the best show of 2019, it was awfully close. Can’t wait for more. Brilliant final scene for season two. Theme music is brilliant too. I've been having a bit of a look around the Internet to find out what's good, a...
by Sterlk
January 16, 2021, 6:06 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

Deutsche Bank, where the president has two personally guaranteed mortgages for a total of $340 million, is refraining from further business with Trump, according to a person familiar with the matter.The loans come due in 2023 and 2024. I read that they were looking to forgive the loan, as the only ...
by Sterlk
January 15, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1985
Views: 121964

Re: Coronavirus

Erlich Bachman is a fat pig.

If AstraZeneca really is 80% after both doses, that's great. Almost halves the number of people that would still catch COVID afterwards, and would mean we don't have to vaccinate the impossible 100% of the population to get to herd immunity.
by Sterlk
January 15, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1985
Views: 121964

Re: Coronavirus

Apparently there's some new interim results from AstraZeneca that it is 70% efficacy after one dose, rising to 80% after a second dose 12 weeks later.

So says the ABC:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-15/ ... n/13059734
by Sterlk
January 14, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1985
Views: 121964

Re: Coronavirus

Vaccine question for the good doc: Of the vaccines we'll be getting, Pfizer will be the effective one at 90%+, though the most effective vaccine will be used entirely on priority recipients. Joe Average will be getting AstraZenica at ~62% effectiveness. Supposedly we need 100% take-up of a vaccine w...
by Sterlk
January 12, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3711
Views: 236358

Re: The Television Thread

Nah, they're gone. I also liked the Netflix MCU shows, particularly Jessica Jones. Marvel's new generation of TV is about to start coming through on Disney+, starting with WandaVision in a few days on Jan 15. Don't know how the timing has held up due to coronavirus, but supposedly there's six(!) MCU...
by Sterlk
January 11, 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3711
Views: 236358

Re: The Television Thread

Another long running show comes to an end. Or at least, I just watched the last episode (it ended a little while back). Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. So long, dead but not dead Phil Coulson, and co. Coulson, Daisy/Skye and Fitz-Simmons - I miss them already. Some of my favourite MCU characters, right t...
by Sterlk
January 10, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

So, there's a far-right 'free speech' app with limited/no moderation called Parler that all these people are flocking to. Google already booted it from Android, now here's a letter to them from Apple: To the developers of the Parler app, Thank you for your response regarding dangerous and harmful co...
by Sterlk
January 9, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

Ahem: A person who meets the above qualifications would, however, still be disqualified from holding the office of president under any of the following conditions: - Under Article I, Section 3, Clause 7, upon conviction in impeachment cases, the Senate has the option to order, by a simple majority, ...
by Sterlk
January 8, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

Fair points. I guess that does weed out the ability to come straight in at the top with zero respect for the system. Say what you want about Australian PMs being chosen by their party and not the public directly (we elect the party, who select their leader) - it stops loonies like Trump conning the...
by Sterlk
January 8, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

Having the GG be publicly elected leaves the door open for the masses to support their incompetent leader with an incompetent GG. Well, if the masses are stupid enough to double down and vote in a terrible government along with an incompetent Head of State, then let them eat cake. :lol: See, you sa...
by Sterlk
January 8, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

Fair points. I guess that does weed out the ability to come straight in at the top with zero respect for the system. Say what you want about Australian PMs being chosen by their party and not the public directly (we elect the party, who select their leader) - it stops loonies like Trump conning the...
by Sterlk
January 7, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

I said "What you should be angry about is your system that allowed this idiot to stroll. Into the White House...a man who's not a politician, has no diplomatic skills and no real understanding of what it means to lead a nation". What democracy prevents this? Don’t see how ours does. The p...
by Sterlk
January 7, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1985
Views: 121964

Re: Coronavirus

"Phase 2b - balance of adult population".

I'm feeling very de-prioritised, here. It makes complete sense, of course, but you can't help but feel a little unloved.

"Essential", but not essential-enough. :lol:
by Sterlk
January 7, 2021, 2:32 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

For those wondering about the police response, I'm hearing that they initially didn't want visible military or national guard, which supposedly would have granted these loonies martyrdom as they were taken down.
by Sterlk
January 6, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 5075

Re: The Politics Thread 2021

Well that's unexpected. Without having paid too much attention to the race, I agreed that Trump's fraud shenanigans would suppress Republican turnout, but not to the extent that the Democrats should look on-track to win both seats - in Georgia, of all places. Assuming that's how it goes, I wonder wh...
by Sterlk
January 5, 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3711
Views: 236358

Re: The Television Thread

Thanks mate, just re-read it. I agree, the show knows how to pull at the heart. We watched the ep where the Girls School puts on the Supernatural play. Their acapella version of Carry on my Wayward Son absolutely got me I’m a bit worried, I’ve avoided spoilers, but the ending sounds like it’s a bit...
by Sterlk
January 5, 2021, 8:05 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3711
Views: 236358

Re: The Television Thread

There was no spoilers there.
by Sterlk
January 4, 2021, 10:31 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3711
Views: 236358

Re: The Television Thread

I finished watching the end of Supernatural today. It may have outstayed its welcome, but I've been watching it for 15 years and I was damn well going to finish it! Even though I'm glad it's finally done, the end still pulled on the heartstrings. I don't know whether its just because I'd been watchi...
by Sterlk
January 3, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5472
Views: 232337

Re: What has made/ruined your day

Reading an article about what foreigners think of Australia, the section on wildlife is a predictable laugh. Foreigners like to comment on how deadly our wildlife is, but frankly I'd generally take ours over theirs. As deadly as ours can be, respect the animal and it should leave you alone - we don'...
by Sterlk
December 30, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1253
Views: 113380

Re: The Video Game Thread

So with my improved knowledge of how the player attributes work in NBA 2K20, I built a new character in the test-lab-thing and played a game at 99 overall... it was an absolute blitz, super-fast SG slasher scoring something like 50 points solo. The glimpse of what could be is tempting enough to mak...
by Sterlk
December 14, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1253
Views: 113380

Re: The Video Game Thread

I was/am really keen for Cyberpunk, but I'm going to wait for the next-gen console patch before picking it up. As brilliant as it appears to be, there's also a lot of problematic bugs, and I want to experience it on PC-esque settings rather than just the PS4/XBO version with more frames-per-second. ...
by Sterlk
December 4, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1985
Views: 121964

Re: Coronavirus

Americans are mental. Biden is going to ask them to wear masks for 100 days and they're losing their ****.
by Sterlk
November 12, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

People are products of their environment, Mickey. If, like the vast majority of people, you don't have the time or inclination to review information/videos/reports/whatever first-hand, you consume somebody else's summary and/or opinion of it. You might look at some things yourself, but while you wer...
by Sterlk
November 10, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

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by Sterlk
November 10, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

And just on the debt paydown from his latest fundraiser, I think there's an element of this in his refusal to concede (in addition to all the other stuff). Claim the election was stolen and whip your hardcore supporters into a frenzy. Solicit donations to 'stop the steal'. Funnel 60% the proceeds el...
by Sterlk
November 10, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Nice to see Trump going out with one last grift, sending out mass emails asking for donations to help pay for the recounts while the fine print says 50-60% of the proceeds will go to paying off campaign debts. Credit where it’s due though if he’s going to pay off debts, first time for everything. P...
by Sterlk
November 9, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

I didnt go anywhere near suggesting Australians wanted Us style healthcare. :lol: But the fact is a heavily subsidised healthcare system is not a free healthcare system, it is a low cost healthcare system. There are people who can go see a doctor for free but they cannot afford the prescriptions. T...
by Sterlk
November 8, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Do you honestly believe republicans support free healthcare, free education and welfare? Errrr no. But Australian's don't believe in free healthcare , education or welfare either. We charge for medicines and if you want a university degree you gotta pay for it. Oh come now, that's just absurd. Ever...
by Sterlk
November 8, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

It's never going to be a fundamental realignment of life in Australia, but the US leadership absolutely impacts us. Not that I've been watching it like a hawk (and not that it's the only example), though I understand word out of the Biden camp is that they'll be applying international pressure on cl...
by Sterlk
November 8, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

I just watched Scott Morrison's press conference for the obligatory congratulations.

It was pretty Aussie - "I"m sorry, I can't hear you over the birds". :lol:

Doubt too many of the other similar speeches worldwide will have wildlife causing a racket in the background.
by Sterlk
November 7, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25525

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Is that an actual Trump quote? Calling Republican supporters some of the dumbest people on the planet? Link? Also, Trump's been emailing his supporters to get them to stump up the cash for all these legal challenges, and the fine print in the email says that 60% of the funds donated go to paying dow...