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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: The Voice
Is The Voice the same as Anti-Trans, can somebody Please Explain?

Watch the feet for a better perspective on what is going on in that Lydia Thorpe moment.

These semi-stage events, where a protestor does something they know will force the police to react only to throw themselves around to make things look more dramatic, are just click bait.

PS: Was Thorpe actually asserting that protesting on the grounds of Parliament House is not permitted?

Just finished watching the footage, Spotted One. I have absolutely no doubt that the headlines in both major papers are at best, exaggerations -- re police intervention/violence -- and at worst pure sensational bullshizen. The Thorpe performance was a childlike tantrum that will only harm her image and message. For Thorpe to claim she was 'pulverized' by the police is pure histrionics, based on the footage available. Pity, because protesting against the guest 'speaker' was justified.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 2 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Our small fwds need to absolutely fire for us to be any chance.
Im a fan of Doc playing in the midfield but thinking about it more, he is a vital cog in our defence hence needs to stay there for mine ATM.

Agree, especially with the young bloke Cowan back there... though, just to contradict myself, you'd think Saad, Newman and Weiters would give the lad instructions and encouragement.
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Defence procurement bungles and wins
My cousin was a petty officer on HMAS Sydney in the Gulf War.  He was on anti-aircraft watch and radar detected 100s of aircraft approaching the allied fleet; the sh1t was about to hit the fan!  Fortunately, the aircraft changed direction and headed for Iran.

What branch was your cousin in?

My grandfather was an engineering officer on the Sydney that was sunk! He drafted off before that tragedy, fortunately, and took up a post on the Australia (I think, might have been Hobart).
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 2 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Should be clear by tonight, but I wonder what it means for the fragmented playing surface?

We might as well get use to the MCG being less than ideal, no matter what they do with a little bit of artificial light here and there, the timing of Ed Sherran's concert probably means that the surface won't be fully recover until after spring.

The joins will be the issue.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 2 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
Confused. Vossy talked of Pitto needing more game time fitness, yet small Durds, without any game time, comes straight in (which I am wrapped with, but...). I can only assume that leaving out Pitto is based on our best ruck combo being TDK & JSOS and this excludes Pitto (based on opposition rucks?).
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Defence procurement bungles and wins
The public must not confuse the the corruption and misdirection of the Tongan Politicians with the attitude of the Tongan public, the gold doesn't flow downhill and like Fijians most Tongan locals don't care for it anyway!

There is a massive hatred in most Pacific Islands for the way the Chinese poorly treat the environment and also show such disrespect the local cultures.

Although democracy aint perfect, it beats the [email protected] out of what these nations have. I wonder how long Fijian, Tongan, Chinese and Russian bosses would last in a fair, democratic election with other (better?) options to choose from. Hard to see that, in particular, Xi and Vlad, are representative of the populace.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 2 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Geelong
I think you're right LP.

The blokes who are being criticised for not having an impact were starved of opportunities by our inability to transition out of defence.  With the exception of Harry, we didn't have a marking target or even someone who could halve a contest when we were forced to kick long.  Having two newbies at the coalface probably didn't help either (not that I think Hollands and Cowan shouldn't have played).  They'll be better for the experience and a few tweaks to our structure and transition should mean more opportunities for our forwards.

Disagree on that one, David. Quality small forwards create opportunities from limited opportunities. If they rely on silver platter service from up the field we are in strife. Owies and Martin were particularly disappointing as is too often the case. Small Durds is a type who creates goals from nothing, as does Motlop.

I cut Fisher some slack as he is being played as something of a square peg in a round hole... his best is seen on the ball. He aint a small forward no matter how hard we try to make him one. Likewise, JSOS is cut some slack as he's not being given the opportunity to ply his craft in his best suited position.