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  1. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    Thursday last week it was reported an organisation in Australia does not shy away from the capital punishment for apostates of Islam. Today, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has cancelled her speaking tour to Australia and New Zealand, citing security concerns.
  2. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    Gillian Triggs receives a standing ovation for: The kitchen table, being the last home of free speech in Australia, is obviously well and truly due a change. I look forward to a time when our (or at least my) betters take the time to ensure we aren't straying from the script.
  3. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    While using the Dennis Denuto vibe to call something racist might be accepted by some, I think it easier, and more believable, to quote Anita Sarkeesian
  4. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    I see labor have had a plan to expand 18c to include political and religious beliefs or lack thereof, sexual orientation, age, disability status and a few others. A move that is sure to make all the religions nervous. Would it be enough to ban some of their books though? For me, it still wouldn't go far enough. I think we need to make it unlawful to offend someone based on their access to electricity. We wouldn't need to have our heads in the sand as it would be dark.
  5. Tattoos wont be a problem unless you are planning to join a gym. You might get looks at Onsen but I doubt anyone would say anything, especially on a foreigner. Climb Fuji - you are there at the end of the season and it takes about 2 days from Shinjuku and back. I loved it. Fujikyu highlands. If you like theme parks this is great and the only one you need to do in Japan. Many great or even famous roller coasters. Best haunted house I've ever seen. 3 stories and 3 big wings you can go and get lost in and come out hoarse. I always thought haunted houses were lame until this. It was a hospital last time I went which was over 10 years ago now but I know the change it up. If you ever liked gundam or evangelion, they have rides for this that you may find interesting. Yamanote line: If you are in Tokyo for any period, you should probably stay near to or on this train line. Its basically a circle around the middle of Tokyo and this is basically the middle of everything Kanto. Near Shibuya and Shinjuku: Theres a shrine in the middle of Yoygi park which is good and they do markets there on a weekend from memory. Good place to go. I think you can probably walk from there through Harijuku to Omotesando. Lots of good food and interesting things to see and shopping of course. Good Honest Grub is a decent place for a western breakfast on the weekend and is in Shibuya and not far from Hatchiko square which you will have seen on tv. The square has a good story about the dog that used to wait for his master long after his master passed. There is a statue of Hatchiko (the dog) there usually surrounded by smoking teenagers. There are a few good museums in this area too. Yokohama isn't far from Tokyo and has a beautiful harbor at night and landmark tower has a good view. Kamakura was the medieval capital for a while and has a lot of the old buildings and a big Buddha. Worth a trip if you want to see more of the history. Shinto shrines are good here. Okinawa was great. Great castle and lots of history from world war 2. Lots of castles all over Japan to see that are great. The one near Nagano is good and you should see Himeji castle in Kansei too. All beautiful to see in real life. The imperial gardens or whatever they are near actual Tokyo are good too. Hope you enjoy it.
  6. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    Reports from schooling in Punchbowl are getting worse. Threats to teachers and their families, acting out beheadings and demands for the Syrian flag to be hung in class. This will not only be damaging the offenders education but many others at the school as well imagine.
  7. Daylight savings time sucks spring 2017!!!

    Exactly. The whole time zone thing is a crazy idea. We should all work off GMT or UTC or something uniform and get up whenever you need to for whatever reason. Shifting time zones based on some preconceived notion of what time it has to be for certain activities absurd. DST is for people whose life is so rigid they need the official time to agree with what they think they should be doing.
  8. Whisk(e)y

    That's a lovely drop. A whisky like that doesn't last long enough in my household anymore. We have 1/3 of a bottle of Glenfiddich 15 in the house and half a bottle of Bowmores and I doubt they will be around in a week. Monkey Shoulder is one blended I tried recently and was very impressed at that price.
  9. http://jezebel.com/wendy-williams-says-its-okay-to-trick-a-man-into-gettin-1567980067
  10. Whisk(e)y

    I had some 1792 bourbon about 6 months ago and thought it was good but a bit sweet for my taste. Have tried different bourbons a few times since but I prefer something less sweet. A few of the Tasmanian whiskies are quite nice at the moment. I had some of that sullivans cove french oak that won in 2015 and liked it but wouldn't pay that much for it again. I like the Hellyers road pinot cask and Nant is my partners favourite, either that or a lowland like Auchentoshan 3 wood to give you an idea of flavour.
  11. Whisk(e)y

    yamazaki 12 (or older) if you can find it. Hibiki not bad either
  12. this probably belongs in a feminism thread or trash can.
  13. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    The school Principal and vice principal have been sacked at Punchbowl Boys High as women were being excluded from taking part in official events. As someone who lived in Roselands growing up and then later in Strathfield, its disappointing to see the area going downhill and becoming renowned for this kind of thing.
  14. Year in Movies: 2016 edition

    Lol. That comment was in response to my prediction Moonlight would win.