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General Discussion / Re: I'm not Racist but...
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 18 September, 2021, 02:35:54 PM »
Reckon the the French are more than happy to see them become the UK's problem, Pam. Guess reason the immigrants don't want to stay in France is because the social welfare system there isn't as generous as yours... If Boris was serious he'd turn the boats back towards France. Or Africa maybe...  :)
General Discussion / Guest Book Issues?
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 16 September, 2021, 11:36:19 PM »
For some reason I can't access the guest book from either my PC or Mac. When I try I get:
"...Hmmm… can't reach this refused to connect."
Does anybody else have the same problem?
General Discussion / Re: House Prices risen during pandemic in Australia.
« Last post by PamMcD on 24 August, 2021, 02:10:10 PM »
With regard to my post about 800 migrants arriving in one day....   I have no problem with welcoming the poor frightened Afghans.  What it must be like to know you will live in Taliban's version of Sharia law.. Women will be OK if they obey Sharia law... what the heck will that be like.  I would like to research and see what it entails.  I think the UK is taking 20k but this is over 5 years I think.  Councils have to be able to prepare accommodation etc.,  schools will have to be got ready.    :-[
General Discussion / I'm not Racist but...
« Last post by PamMcD on 24 August, 2021, 02:03:25 PM »
On Saturday 800 migrants arrived in 30 boats from France. This is after we handed over over 50 million pounds to the French to control the situation.  Apparently the smugglers used confusion tactics to throw the French off balance.  Where are we expected to put these poor souls?  They complained because Napier Barracks (somewhere in the South) was not good enough and if they are not happy they set things on fire.  But they complained after the do-gooders and bleeding hearts brigade said that it was disgusting to put them in army barracks. Most of the migrants who arrive are young men with just a few families.  Anyway I have got that off my chest.   >:(   >:(
Looks like we're the only two on here, Pam.
Well, September's reunion is screwed now, too. Widening outbreak of Delta in NSW and here is bad news for potential travel. Understand that Canberra is also under lockdown. is the UK still allowing international flights in?

General Discussion / Re: House Prices risen during pandemic in Australia.
« Last post by PamMcD on 18 August, 2021, 04:50:31 PM »
Sorry you are missing reunions but surely it will all be over soon.  I am hoping to see Simon at Christmas, in fact he is going to book to fly on the lovely Singapore Airline.  I flew with them once and it was lovely, but 13 hours is a bit too long to be in the skies.

Are we the only ones who come on here or is everyone busy?  Must see if I can persuade Ernie to come on.

General Discussion / Re: Lockdown #5
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 23 July, 2021, 07:09:18 AM »
These lock-downs are getting tiresome  >:( >:(

We, the great unwashed, are being 'led' by a bunch of inept political operators  whose sole aim (regardless of political persuasion) is to get re-elected.
Their decisions are all driven by 'medical advice' given by 'chief medical officers' - quite a useful wall for the political animals to hide behind.

I am not entirely convinced that the medical experts are totally across this virus and its morphing mechanisms. 14 days incubation period seems a bit convenient to me.

Apologies, this is a bit 'off topic'.
What I am convinced of is that country of less than 30 million souls needs three levels of government. It  is time the states (and territories) were dispensed with.

Rant over. I look forward to any comments (pro or con) on both topics.

Cheers Lee

General Discussion / Re: Lockdown #5
« Last post by PamMcD on 20 July, 2021, 02:22:21 PM »
We are apparently free as from yesterday but most people will continue wearing masks. I vowed some time ago that I would not venture on to public transport.  Boris old foe, the vengeful Dominic Cummings, is at it again telling all.  If I was an employer I would not employ him ever.  Most people take him for what he is a chap riddled with fury at being sacked so he is getting his own back.  >:(
General Discussion / Lockdown #5
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 19 July, 2021, 01:21:20 PM »
Presently in a State-wide lockdown thanks to the Delta variant of Covid escaping into Victoria. We are restricted to within 5km of our place of residence. And there are only five reasons to be away from it: care giving, essential work, education if it cannot be done from home, for medical reasons, and to get vaccinated... The lockdown was supposed to cease any 2400hrs this evening - but has now been extended due to increasing infections. We won't find out how long it may continue, until tomorrow morning.
General Discussion / Re: The is better
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 15 July, 2021, 12:58:20 AM »
Hi Pam, the site opens really quickly now. Lee has done a terrific job. Well done, Lee!
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