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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Oh, and "endemic"?

    Yes, endemic.
    Go read a dictionary, then cower in shame with the Lulu club for questioning my "non-native English".

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Shouldn't that read Deer kills one and injures another for trespassing on its land.
    Turns out that deer was indeed on is own land.

    It was the couples pet deer which they kept on their own acreage.

    They were going to feed it when it jumped out and gored the man.

    Just as well they put it down. I doubt the wifey could have suffered it being in the garden after offing her old fella.

    And it was a cross between a red deer and an elk so the antlers in the ABC pic I posted are more accurate than the ones on the BBC.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47957472

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post

    Yes, endemic.
    Go read a dictionary, then cower in shame with the Lulu club for questioning my "non-native English".
    You are correct. I humbly admit my mistake and beg the courts mercy.

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    ^Burn the witch, burn the witch......

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    Iggy Pop is currently touring Aus.

    Check out this bizarre clip from Countdown in 1979.


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    Australia dingo attack: Father saves toddler from wild dog

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47985987

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    Three-eyed snake found on Northern Territory highway


    While the rest of the world (well, at least all those feverishly consuming every dark nuance of the final season of Game of Thrones) is talking about a fictional Three-Eyed Raven, a genuine three-eyed snake has been found on a highway in the Northern Territory.


    Key points:

    Rangers found the snake on a highway about 35km from Darwin
    Photos posted on social media have attracted thousands of likes and comments
    An x-ray showed the snake had one skull with an extra eye socket and three functioning eyes

    GIF: The other three-eyed creature everyone is talking about.
    GIF: The other three-eyed creature everyone is talking about.

    The Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife service revealed this week rangers discovered the tri-eyed critter on the Arnhem Highway near the town of Humpty Doo, about 35 kilometres from Darwin.

    The juvenile snake, which was about 40 centimetres long, has become Facebook famous, with photographs of it uploaded to the service's page on Wednesday attracting thousands of likes and comments.



    A lot of commenters have taken a humorous view of the snake's discovery and seen it as a chance to demonstrate their skills with puns.

    One poster, Joel Carter, said: "I tried to come up with a few jokes but they just got cornea and cornea."

    Another, Tony Pantaleo, commented: "But the question is can he see out of the eye … or is the Third Eye Blind?"

    https://www.abc. net.au/news/2019-05-02/snake-found-near-humpty-doo-1/11074118


    dumb-arse abc coonts don't even say what kind of snake it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    dumb-arse abc coonts don't even say what kind of snake it is
    it is obviously a mont eye python

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    Was just going to post that ^^.
    That there's a place called Humpty Doo is great too.
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    Cultural Awareness Session
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    The ISLHD [Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District] is facilitating a FREE Cultural Awareness Information Session: ‘Working effectively with Muslim Clients. The aim of this session is to support you to develop the skills to effectively engage with Muslim Clients.

    A Panel will be available so you will have the opportunity to ask any questions in regards to Islam, community engagement and measures to engage effectively with Muslim clients to a panel composed of key religious leaders and members from the Muslim community. In particular we would like to invite ISLHD health staff, first respondents from ambulance, Emergency Department and health staff at Wollongong and Warilla community health services

    At the end of the session you will:

    * Develop a greater understanding in relation to the diversity of the local Muslim community
    * Gain a better understanding of the Islamic faith and how that relates to your work
    * Knowledge of the health issues affecting the Muslim community
    * Develop cross cultural communication skills
    * Understanding the impact of health literacy on client health
    * Explore working with Muslim clients through a trauma informed model of care

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    ^ Is there one for working with Vegans?

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    ^^ isn't that racist? Treating people differently because of their religion?
    Shouldn't working with muslims be the same as working with anyone else?
    Or are they special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Or are they special?
    It appears many, believe so. There are far more stories in the press regarding that group, than other topics such as, Thai immigration regulation revisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    It appears many, believe so. There are far more stories in the press regarding that group, than other topics such as, Thai immigration regulation revisions.
    No, the guidelines are because of racism and ignorance and are trying to alleviate the problem. Is it racist to give ignorant white people guidlines on how to treat the special problems Aboriginal patients have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    OMG. Wow.

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    Er....not meaning to be pedantic, but it looks to me like the body has been bitten off. Which means a larger mouth, when you think of it.

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    I had a friend in Fiji who went spearfishing and was taken by a shark, probably a tiger. They retreived his hips and legs in one part, and his shoulders and head in another part. His abdomen was taken in one bite.
    The above croc was probably taken by a great white, no problem for a big one to do that.

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    It appears that not only have the Chinese navy breached the Oz 12 mile limit, they've sailed into the Garden Island naval base without being blown out of the water.

    Chinese Warships Cause Stir During Stopover in Sydney



    "When a trio of Chinese warships sailed into Sydney Harbor Monday, it caused a bit of a stir, with many news outlets reporting it was a “surprise” visit while Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was overseas. However, Morrison reassured the public the port call was planned long in advance.

    Three ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy arrived in Sydney on Monday for a four-day stopover at Garden Island naval base, an Australian naval depot: the Type 054A frigate Xuchang, the Type 907 replenishment ship Luoma Hu and Type 071 amphibious transport dock Kunlun Shan.

    The ships and their roughly 730 sailors are returning to China from a counter drug trafficking mission in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia, and they stopped over as part of a goodwill mission.

    Nice pics of the #Chinese #Navy's 31st Escort Force visit to Sydney, Australia. The unannounced arrival Monday morning 3 June surprised many folks. #Frigate XUCHANG 536, #amphibious ship KUNLUNSHAN 998 and supply ship LUOMAHU 964. https://t.co/J32X6Vi6VB pic.twitter.com/EKyieTaUdp

    — Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) June 3, 2019

    ​Nothing about the stopover is new: Chinese ships last visited Australia in 2017, and Australian ships visited China as recently as April 2019, when they took part in Beijing's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PLAN. However, that didn't stop media figures and civilians alike from turning the visit into an ominous spectacle and symbol of growing Chinese power.


    Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College at Australian National University, took to Twitter to voice his immense displeasure with the visit.

    This is actually quite something. Chinese naval visits to Australia have more typically been a lone frigate, not a task group with an amphibious assault ship and 700 personnel. Sydney is hardly a convenient stopover on their way home from the Gulf of Aden. What's the story here?

    — Rory Medcalf (@Rory_Medcalf) June 3, 2019

    ​"Chinese naval visits to Australia have more typically been a lone frigate, not a task group with an amphibious assault ship and 700 personnel," the scholar tweeted on Monday. "Sydney is hardly a convenient stopover on their way home from the Gulf of Aden. What's the story here?"

    However, Medcalf soon answered his own question, tweeting that it "looks like a serious show of presence in the South Pacific."

    It will be fascinating to learn why a Chinese navy task group, likely with PLA marines embarked, is in Sydney. Any claim they are just on their way home from the Gulf of Aden makes no sense. This looks like a serious show of presence in the South Pacific https://t.co/nbdqiTZmLP

    — Rory Medcalf (@Rory_Medcalf) June 3, 2019

    The city's daily paper, the Sydney Morning Herald, fumed Monday that the visit was happening "only 24 hours before the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre" and accused Canberra of "playing down" the visit.

    The UK's Daily Mail called it a "secret visit," and Australia's Seven News reported it as a "surprise visit." Much has also been made of the fact that the ships arrived while the prime minister was on a state visit to the Solomon Islands, seeming to suggest the Chinese ships snuck in behind his back.

    "It may have been a surprise to others, but it certainly wasn't a surprise to the government," Morrison said at a press conference in Honiara, the Solomon Islands' capital. While the government never announced the visit publicly, "we have known about that for some time," he said.

    Noting it was a "reciprocal visit" following the visit of Australian ships to the People's Republic, Morrison warned that "any reading into timing could be subject to a bit of overanalysis."

    Morrison's trip, ironically enough, was aimed at turning the Pacific island chain away from China by offering it a $173 million aid package, AFP noted. It was the prime minister's first overseas trip since his Liberal Party won the federal elections last month.

    "The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy visit might have been intended as an act of diplomacy, but it's turning into a public relations disaster for China," John Fitzgerald, a China scholar at Swinburne University in Melbourne, told the South China Morning Post.

    One reason for the soreness Down Under is that last week, a Chinese fishing vessel in the South China Sea forced several Australian helicopters flying from the Australian navy's flagship, the HMAS Canberra, to land during drills by pointing lasers at them, Sputnik reported.

    The Australian Defense Force said in a statement, "Port visits are conducted by all navies to undertake basic logistics and resupply activities, low-level maintenance and provide valuable opportunities for crew respite," also noting, "The Australian Government is committed to maintaining a long-term constructive relationship with China, founded on shared interests and mutual respect."


    However, that's not to say that Canberra doesn't see Beijing as a key regional rival. Australia's Naval Shipbuilding Plan, drawn up in 2017, laid out an ambitious $65.3 billion blueprint for naval expansion catered towards answering Chinese naval power in the Pacific and the South China Sea.

    "While there is concern that Australia risks becoming a casualty of US-China rivalry, it is clear on both sides of politics that China, not the US actions, is to be feared," Binoy Kampmark, senior lecturer at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, told Sputnik last August via email. What he called "striking," however, was the lack of criticism of Australia's huge recent outlays to upgrade its sea power, "other than [from] activist groups who insist that Australia is too closely aligned to Washington's interests."

    "Australian diplomacy in recent years has been trying to capitalize on the fears of various Asian countries (Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore) on the rise of China, though it always subordinates this to Washington's dictates," Kampmark said."

    https://sputniknews.com/asia/201906031075592347-Chinese-Warships-Cause-Stir-Stopover-Sydney/

    One can only surmise that as their mistress and master, Lizzie and goldilocks, were busy downing roast beef and Coca-Cola on the other side of the world nobody knew how to react without permission/guidance from above.

    Let us hope the

    "Morrison's trip, ironically enough, was aimed at turning the Pacific island chain away from China by offering it a $173 million aid package,"

    Clinched the deal.

    Was that a gift from the OZ taxpayer, normal international loan rates, standard Bank of Australia commercial OZ citizens lone rates or free from the 5 Eyes slush fund? Let's hope it doesn't increase the Solomon Islands debt too much.

    I'm sure it will all be spent buying OZ equipment, commodities or "services. The Chinese best offers will politely be declined.
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