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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    No, he's known not-so-fondly as The Mouth. Another parallel with Clay, Mundine is very vociferous in his bragging.
    I never really understood the antipathy towards Mundine. He is quite a character. Why should he not be mouthy and likeable?

    Mohamed Ali was loved by many and had a 10 times bigger mouth.

    Maybe aborigines are still expected to be meek by many. How racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I never really understood the antipathy towards Mundine. He is quite a character. Why should he not be mouthy and likeable?

    Mohamed Ali was loved by many and had a 10 times bigger mouth.

    Maybe aborigines are still expected to be meek by many. How racist.
    Come now, no one likes an uppity coon.

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    Not at all.

    Mundine spat his dummy when he played Rugby League for the dragons and wasn't chosen to play state of origin.

    There's a ton of aboriginal rugby league players that are highly respected, Greg Inglis and Jonathon Thurston stand out as just 2 great examples.

    Mundine is disliked because because, although he has been a great sports person, he is a prick when it comes to sportsmanship.

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    "You reap what you sow"
    Anthony Mundine's comments after 9/11

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Mundane always plays the racist card.

    People don't hate him because he's an Aboriginal.
    They hate him because he's a kunt.
    People don't hate him because he's an Aboriginal.
    They hate him because he's a kunt.


    YEP ... WELL SAID

    Same as that ex-Swans player ... Goods/Gonads or something like that. 1st class dicks.

    Then you have genuine role models like JT and Greg Inglis ... aboriginal sports stars I admire.

    Ditto Muslims such as Hazem El Masri

    Israel Folau was previously a Morman ... still tops in my books.

    MUNDANE IS A DICK ... but that opinion makes me a racist ... apparently.

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    And after mouthing off prior to the recent fight, he fought like a 70 year old geezer. Didn't even give it a go...

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    That mouth has netted him a tidy bank balance though.

    And that fight, he was paid to take a dive as suncorp had run past curfew and needed the night to end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    They hate him because he's a kunt.
    Ok...I can relate to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Israel Folau was previously a Morman ... still tops in my books.
    Not in mine. His stance, very publically, on homosexuality is directly and literally straight out of Leviticus, which marks him as really thick as well as being a bigot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Not in mine. His stance, very publically, on homosexuality is directly and literally straight out of Leviticus, which marks him as really thick as well as being a bigot.
    That word 'bigot' is trotted out too often these days. Who gives a fuck what another person's (a stranger) stand on poofters is. Seriously. Why do you give a shit?

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    Because the bigotry is an unfair attack on a harmless group perhaps ?

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    'harmless'!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    That word 'bigot' is trotted out too often these days. Who gives a fuck what another person's (a stranger) stand on poofters is. Seriously. Why do you give a shit?
    It's just my nature, I suppose, to care for justice for the oppressed. I have a vocal stance on Israel's attitude towards Palestinians, China's stance towards Tibetans and Uighars, Thailand's elite's attitude towards peasants, Neo-nazi attitudes towards blacks and Jews, nasty trolls on this forum....
    Sue me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Seriously. Why do you give a shit?
    Seriously. Why would you give a shit what my (me being a stranger) stand on anything is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    'harmless'!?
    Where there’s a fear there’s a fantasy.

    Okay, some of the stuff they like (Streisand, Minnelli etc) is horrible but hardly a threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It's just my nature, I suppose, to care for justice for the oppressed. I have a vocal stance on Israel's attitude towards Palestinians, China's stance towards Tibetans and Uighars, Thailand's elite's attitude towards peasants, Neo-nazi attitudes towards blacks and Jews, nasty trolls on this forum....
    Sue me.

    Seriously. Why would you give a shit what my (me being a stranger) stand on anything is?
    Touche.

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    Australians are famous for intellectual prowess and West Australians even more so. Errr no.

    Two women were attacked by Harry the uncastrated alpaca and after beating it around the head with a shovel for an hour and a half the thought was -

    "I said to mum 'oh no poor Harry, and I was really concerned that Harry was bleeding out of his nose'".

    And how's this gem ? -

    "Because he looked so beautiful, we thought that spitting at us was part of his love for us," Ms Stroebel said.



    Vicious, blood-spitting alpaca attack had WA women fearing for their lives before being saved by police

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    PHOTO: Karen Stroebel ended up in hospital for weeks after being trampled and attacked by her alpaca. (ABC Great Southern: Andrew Collins )
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    Karen Stroebel thought her partner had found the perfect pet for their Western Australian hobby farm a tall, dark and handsome alpaca named Harry.
    But beneath his furry exterior, Harry was concealing a near-uncontrollable rage.
    He had only been living at his new home in Mount Barker for just over a week when he snapped, trampling Karen into the ground and almost causing her mother to suffer a heart attack.
    The women feared for their lives, and it was only the quick actions of a neighbour and two local policeman that saved them from the aggressive animal.
    Dirty Harry

    Karen Stroebel's partner acquired the alpaca from a workmate and brought him home to their small property.
    PHOTO: Harry the angry alpaca, pictured before his attack.(Supplied)
    The animal showed his true colours almost immediately, attacking Ms Stroebel on the day of his arrival.
    "Because he looked so beautiful, we thought that spitting at us was part of his love for us," Ms Stroebel said.
    "After I had welcomed him from the horse float, he was in the paddock and I was just leaving to walk to the gate.
    "He came up behind me and bit me on the back.
    "Luckily I had a loose shirt on and he just grabbed my shirt."
    Ms Stroebel turned towards the animal who then bit her a second time on the arm, causing her to fall.
    "At that time my partner had a beer in his hand and was beating him over the head with the beer bottle and I was able to get up," she said.
    A sign of things to come

    Ten days later, Ms Stroebel's 78-year-old mother, Pat, was visiting the property and the two women were working in the garden.
    Harry was 20 metres away in the paddock when he suddenly reared up and jumped over the fence.
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    Ms Stroebel tried to guide him back towards the gate when things escalated.
    "As soon as he got to the gate, he just reared up and smashed me into the ground very violently," Ms Stroebel said.
    "He bit me on both my arms and after I instinctively turned over, he bit me on the back of the neck and started to trample me.
    "He trampled my shoulder with his hoof and at this point my mum was beating him with a broom.
    "She got him away and told me to run."
    The two women managed to get away from the angry alpaca momentarily, but then he bailed them up in a corner against the house.
    PHOTO: Sergeant Seaton at the spot where Harry trampled Karen Stroebel into the ground. (ABC Great Southern: Ellie Honeybone)
    Alpaca warfare

    Harry had the humans trapped and continued to rage and rear.
    Terrified and running on adrenalin, Ms Stroebel and her mother began trying to beat him away with a broom and rake.
    "We really started hitting him and pushing him back. He would retreat again for a while but then come at us again," she said.
    "This went on for about an hour and a half, and at this stage he was bleeding out of his nose.
    "I said to mum 'oh no, poor Harry' and I was really concerned that Harry was bleeding out of his nose.
    "Mum was sort of looking at me like 'stuff poor Harry, we're just about to get killed here'."
    PHOTO: Harry bailed the two Stroebel women up under this verandah. (ABC Great Southern: Ellie Honeybone)
    For a time, Ms Stroebel hoped Harry would let up and back away.
    "But then it was just clearly warfare," she said.
    "He was spitting blood and everything at us and rearing up at the same time.
    "His eyes looked totally demented, like his eyes were totally mad."
    A last resort

    Pat Stroebel lives with a heart condition, so when her face began to lose its colour Ms Stroebel knew they were in mortal danger.
    "She just went pale, leant forward, dropped the shovel and fell, and that's when I started screaming hysterically because I was just so worried that mum was going to die," Ms Stroebel said.
    "So we just screamed and screamed and screamed."
    Luckily those screams were heard by a concerned neighbour on the other side of a major highway who called the police.
    PHOTO: Sergeant Seaton and Pat Stroebel at the farm in Mount Barker. (ABC Great Southern: Ellie Honeybone )
    Sergeant Laurie Seaton was one of two officers who attended the scene.
    "As we drove past the house I looked out and could see this large alpaca and two ladies holding shovels above their heads," Sergeant Seaton said.
    "I thought 'you don't see that every day.'
    "As I jumped out of the car and came around the verandah, the alpaca turned his attention off the ladies and came straight at me."
    Sergeant Seaton said while he had not dealt with many alpacas before, Harry was certainly one of the biggest he had ever seen.
    The policemen eventually managed to frogmarch the alpaca back into the paddock, much to the relief of the Stroebel ladies.
    Long-term injuries

    It was October 22 when Harry attacked, but Karen Stroebel is only due to leave hospital this week.
    She suffered damage to the nerves in her spine and bulged discs from when the alpaca first threw her 1.57-metre frame to the ground, and remains under heavy medication while she heals.
    Her mother, Pat, suffered a gash to the head but has made a full recovery, with her heart rate back under control.
    Harry returned to the farm where he came from but continued to display aggressive behaviour, attacking other alpacas.
    In the end, the decision was made to euthanase him.
    "We believe he was just a rogue alpaca," Ms Stroebel said.
    "We wouldn't have survived without the police we wouldn't have been able to keep fighting."
    PHOTO: Alpacas are usually considered gentle creatures. (ABC News: Rebecca Carmody )
    Entire males not the best pet option

    Mahlon Hotker runs an alpaca stud in Albany and has been working with the breed for 16 years.
    He said while they were normally fairly gentle animals, aggression was not unheard of.
    "You hear of the odd occasion but it's very rare and in all instances, it's been an entire [not castrated] male," he said.
    "Herd males need to be aggressive and entire males are definitely not for pets."
    Harry the handsome alpaca was an entire male, and Pat Stroebel acknowledged that he was not the right fit for the small hobby farm.
    "Not all animals are like this, but if there is a rogue then it's dangerous," she said.
    "I think it's important that people know the animal [they are caring for] and that it has been castrated and that it's friendly."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Only in Australia. Amazing. I love that place.

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    ^^ Cujo, can't see any images in your post.

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    Roger, The Super Muscular Kangaroo, Has Died Aged 12

    Sad news animal-lovers, Roger - the hench kangaroo - has sadly passed away aged 12.
    The kangaroo found viral fame after shots of his muscular physique were shared online back in 2015.

    Standing at 6ft 5in (2m) and weighing 14 stone (88kg), Roger lived at the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs, where he spent his days crushing metal buckets with his bare paws.
    Roger was rescued while still a tiny baby by Chris Barnes, who owns the sanctuary. Chris shared the sad news about Roger's death in a post on Facebook.
    He wrote: "It's a very sad day here today for we have lost our beautiful boy, Roger.
    "Ten years ago, I built this sanctuary to house Roger and a couple of his wives, Ella (and) Abigail.
    "We built it so they'd have a place to live.
    "Roger was our alpha male for many years and he grew up to be a kangaroo that people from all over the world have grown to love as much as we love him too."
    A video of the kangaroo shared alongside a post announcing his death has been shared over 1,300 times and has been flooded with comments from people paying tribute to the red kangaroo, with one dubbing him the 'Schwarzenegger of roos'.



    Roger, The Super Muscular Kangaroo, Has Died Aged 12 - LADbible

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    ^ Sad News

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    Own a House in Australia ... how much has it fallen in price?

    Search ABC how-hard-has-australias-property-downturn-hit-your-suburb/10588960

    Scroll down the page, enter your postcode and two interesting charts emerge.

    Just how much, on average, the price slide (or climb) has been and when the market peaked.

    I don't own in Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin nor Perth, so thankfully I've been minimally affected to date.

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    Why all the angst when property prices fall FFS.
    They're due an adjustment in most places.

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