This week in Australia

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Google translate is terrible, I have to fix everything when I use it. Also this is from a song, so it's kind of confusing.

The translation is "now that you fell from this earth, I carry* a Damn, my God, for you."

*"Cargar" does not translate well; here it means to load oneself, as in with a burden.

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"Everyone's watching this - it's totally global."
I wonder if this is really the case. People of the non-Australian persuasion, have you heard of this incident before today? (i.e. the Melbourne film festival not the hacking)
Haha yeah I was a bit skeptical about that too - I only knew about it because my cousin told me, so I doubt it's going to be a big deal for anyone not Chinese or in Melbourne...
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I knew about the confrontation but I hadn't heard about that particular incident.

On a separate note Congratulations to the two American Journalists who just got released by North Korea when Bill Clinton went and apologised on their behalf. Nice to see they got a good resolution.
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So someone linked me to this picture, and I was wondering if someone here understood it.

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Edit: Or at least knew what it was a reference to.
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Huh. Not sure I get it, but it must be referring to the controversial logging of old growth forests that has been happening in Tasmania for awhile. I think someone even proposed a wood chip mill or something...
Here is a link to some article about it .
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Apocalyptus wrote:Huh. Not sure I get it, but it must be referring to the controversial logging of old growth forests that has been happening in Tasmania for awhile. I think someone even proposed a wood chip mill or something...
Here is a link to some article about it .
I'd be more worried about what she's doing to you Apocalyptus.
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Kimra wrote:
Apocalyptus wrote:Huh. Not sure I get it, but it must be referring to the controversial logging of old growth forests that has been happening in Tasmania for awhile. I think someone even proposed a wood chip mill or something...
Here is a link to some article about it .
I'd be more worried about what she's doing to you Apocalyptus.
Yes well I'd find 'unnatural relations' with a Hippy less worrying than with a timber company in bondage riding the Australian court system. Somehow that doesn't really get my motor running. I mean, he can't even spell honour properly!
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Apocalyptus wrote:Yes well I'd find 'unnatural relations' with a Hippy less worrying than with a timber company in bondage riding the Australian court system. Somehow that doesn't really get my motor running. I mean, he can't even spell honour properly!
I have a few problems with this comic, not that I stare at the political satire ones very much. Why is the authors sig and web address backwards? Why the hell is there a woodpecker in the picture? I admit to not knowing all of Australias animals, but I was pretty sure we didn't have a woodpecker.

But Cow I have to admit that Apoc. is right, the only reference I can make is vaguely to the Tasmanian logging. On the plus side, with each tree we export we also export the Red Back Spider. In Nagoya port (Japan) where I went once or twice they had huge warning signs up about them... came in on Tasmanian timber. I'd never been more proud to be Australian.
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It was a big issue in Tasmania in the last election from memory. The Greens and other environmentalists wanted to protect the old growth forests, whilst the majority of Tasmanians wanted a proposed logging mill because the job prospects. It seemed as though the Labor Party's anti-logging stance on the issue would jeapordise their big lead in the polls in Tasmania, and the polls were expected to be very tight. That's all I could think about.
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Thanks! This is exactly what I was trying to find out. :)
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smiley_cow wrote:Thanks! This is exactly what I was trying to find out. :)
Wait... which bit? Who's answer? It wasn't mine.... but I still want to know! Tell me!
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No one cares, it's a former penal colony. Now can we please talk about more important matters, namely, my new watch.

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Kimra wrote:
smiley_cow wrote:Thanks! This is exactly what I was trying to find out. :)
Wait... which bit? Who's answer? It wasn't mine.... but I still want to know! Tell me!
Actually that was directed at all three of you.
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smiley_cow wrote:
Kimra wrote:
smiley_cow wrote:Thanks! This is exactly what I was trying to find out. :)
Wait... which bit? Who's answer? It wasn't mine.... but I still want to know! Tell me!
Actually that was directed at all three of you.
Yo. Perspective.

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Cirtur wrote:Yo. Perspective.

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Now talk about my watch!
I'd like to point out right now that you fail at topic. This week in Australia.

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p.s. your watch is purple how nice for your feminist liberation.
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