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[Australia]. Stolen lands often referred to as a country.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular

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    I don't know what you guys are talking about, but George Pell was removed from the Pope's advisory council the other day, as was reported by all the media.

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    I think it's fairly reasonable to treat each set of crimes individually. If the jury knows that someone did a similar crime (or even a completely different crime) then they will be biased against the defendant. And it degrades the idea of innocent until proven guilty.

    yeah, i get why that second sentence is treated the way it is, but it's still a weird legal fiction

    like a lot of law, it sort of makes sense from the law's own internal logic that's been growing in weird ways for centuries

    but it's still a kinda unwieldy idea when you think about it

  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    it's the common law

    got some good ideas, and sorta works a bit of the time


    bit shakey when you look at it at certain points

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Lalabox wrote: »
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    I think it's fairly reasonable to treat each set of crimes individually. If the jury knows that someone did a similar crime (or even a completely different crime) then they will be biased against the defendant. And it degrades the idea of innocent until proven guilty.

    yeah, i get why that second sentence is treated the way it is, but it's still a weird legal fiction

    like a lot of law, it sort of makes sense from the law's own internal logic that's been growing in weird ways for centuries

    but it's still a kinda unwieldy idea when you think about it

    Especially when we have things like three strikes for shoplifting. George Pell deserves not to have his career-spanning sexual assaults coverup debacle referenced in his next trial about his career-spanning sexual assaults debacle, but some Aboriginal kid definitely deserves jail time no matter what if they get caught shoplifting three times, based on them having done it twice before.

  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    But they still wouldn't bring it up in court. The police can't just point at the defendant and say "they've been caught shoplifting twice already." It'd make it ridiculously easy to secure a conviction. The three strikes rule, while awful, affects sentencing, not the trial itself.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
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  • HyperBalladHyperBallad A ball of vivid colour and barely contained emotions Sydney. Lost in time and space.Registered User regular
    Hey all.

    Have a very merry time celebrating with friends and loved ones, if you celebrate, and look after yourselves. Wishing each and every one of you nothing but the absolute best for 2019 and beyond. My door is always open.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    My plane took off one hour late from LA, somehow managed to land two hours late, and we have just spent ... 45 minutes on the tarmac "waiting for a gate to open up"

    I have already had to change my bus booking three times while I sit here, and since we didn't touch down until twenty minutes before the first one I booked left, I missed the change window and had to pay for a whole new ticket. Someone owes me forty bucks. Maybe God.

    Edit: oh apparently there's an "IT issue" with the plane at our gate and nobody knows when it's gonna be fixed. Awesome.

  • pimentopimento they/pim Registered User regular
    Has anyone leapt up and yelled "Excuse me? Excuse me! Have they tried turning it off and on again?" much to the delight and merriment of the other passengers?

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2018
    I knew it was a bad sign when we landed from the city side and not the harbour side. Flying over mascot is the equivalent of walking under eight hundred ladders.

    Edit: plane! Is! Moving! After fifty-five minutes

    I don't think anyone is feeling sufficiently witty to reference the it crowd. Some people may actually be dead.

    tynic on
  • pimentopimento they/pim Registered User regular
    It's a shame that no one has invented some sort of zig-zag'd platform that could be put up at an angle to the side of the plane, from the ground to just under the door, that might let passengers alight the plane. Perhaps some sort of large, box shaped conveyance to ferry people to the terminal could then be deployed to ease the burden of the walk, and keep people from wandering into places they shouldn't go.

    Ahh well, there was certainly no possible alternative to sitting around for an hour.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2018
    Now there's a problem unloading the bags. Because of course.

    Fruit and veg inspector is giving the third degree to some bros

    Edit: shes hardcore. To the guy behind me: "you've got researcher as occupation? What kind of research, then?" "Medical" "so, not, like ... Botany? " "No." "'Researcher' is pretty vague, you know."

    I offered to show her my card, which also says researcher. She is not amused.

    tynic on
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  • McFodderMcFodder 'SploringRegistered User regular
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  • pimentopimento they/pim Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Now there's a problem unloading the bags. Because of course.

    Fruit and veg inspector is giving the third degree to some bros

    Edit: shes hardcore. To the guy behind me: "you've got researcher as occupation? What kind of research, then?" "Medical" "so, not, like ... Botany? " "No." "'Researcher' is pretty vague, you know."

    I offered to show her my card, which also says researcher. She is not amused.

    Are we in the middle of a spate of illicit fruit and veg importing? I'm all for strong customs enforcement, what with the flora/fauna sitch here, but that seems a but much.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    aren't we always? I think they've replaced the sniffer dogs with small tenacious blonde ladies.

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  • HyperBalladHyperBallad A ball of vivid colour and barely contained emotions Sydney. Lost in time and space.Registered User regular
    Happy Paul Kelly Royalties day.

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  • CyvrosCyvros London 1965Registered User regular
    i already have a favourite news story for this whole year

    Cy turned out to be much better in person.
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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm sad my second throat-spider story has been lost to the mists of the holiday forum

  • Cobalt60Cobalt60 Registered User regular
    I'm more than happy to let most small-ish spiders stay in my house and deter all the other bugs; larger hunstmans get relocated outside.

    But white tails. Fuck white tails.

    Yes, I realise that not removing the other spiders is what attracts the white tails...

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I tolerate the white-tail risk in exchange for the mosquito reduction provided by daddy-long-legs. It's one of those lifestyle tradeoffs.

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  • Cobalt60Cobalt60 Registered User regular
    Little jumping spiders are just so damn cute too.

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  • KincaidKincaid You're standing on my neck KuwaitRegistered User regular
    We have very different definitions of ‘cute’

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  • Cobalt60Cobalt60 Registered User regular
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    He has a water droplet for a hat!

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
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  • McFodderMcFodder 'SploringRegistered User regular
    To her credit, that's a better accent than most actors do.

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Man, I really hope she commits to the bit for the long haul

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  • pimentopimento they/pim Registered User regular
    Also she never said that she's aussie, just that the accent is and that she hopes he likes it. So, she's technically not lying.. but she's still gonna get booted as soon as she drops it.

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  • KincaidKincaid You're standing on my neck KuwaitRegistered User regular
    Cobalt60 wrote: »
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    He has a water droplet for a hat!

    Nooooooooo.

  • VikingViking Registered User regular
    pimento wrote: »
    Also she never said that she's aussie, just that the accent is and that she hopes he likes it. So, she's technically not lying.. but she's still gonna get booted as soon as she drops it.
    the accent she is using is not Aussie, I should know... being fluent in upsidedown speak. so she is back to lying.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh, we got a genuine dinky di battler in here? Us poseurs should probably get out ...

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    What accent is it

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Oh, we got a genuine dinky di battler in here? Us poseurs should probably get out ...

    Strewth, we've been found out! This fair dinkum cobber will give us all the boot.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Viking wrote: »
    pimento wrote: »
    Also she never said that she's aussie, just that the accent is and that she hopes he likes it. So, she's technically not lying.. but she's still gonna get booted as soon as she drops it.
    the accent she is using is not Aussie, I should know... being fluent in upsidedown speak. so she is back to lying.
    What does a real Australian accent sound like?

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Viking wrote: »
    pimento wrote: »
    Also she never said that she's aussie, just that the accent is and that she hopes he likes it. So, she's technically not lying.. but she's still gonna get booted as soon as she drops it.
    the accent she is using is not Aussie, I should know... being fluent in upsidedown speak. so she is back to lying.
    What does a real Australian accent sound like?

    You've seen Pacific Rim, right? Chuck and Herc, two of the least Australian names I can think of off the top of my head. Perfect accents, though!

  • CokebotleCokebotle 穴掘りの Registered User regular
    I found my copy of 'Australian Language & Culture' that my wife slapped me for getting a few years back.

    Time to start sounding more like a galah.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Cokebotle wrote: »
    I found my copy of 'Australian Language & Culture' that my wife slapped me for getting a few years back.

    Time to start sounding more like a galah.

    You bloody beauty!

  • VikingViking Registered User regular
    I mean, I am not expecting full Alf Stewart here, but until she said which accent she was going for I had no idea.

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  • ApocalyptusApocalyptus Registered User regular
    From her first sentence, I actually thought she was Australian.

    She’s not quite spot on, but it’s definitely around the right ballpark, and a lot closer than a lot of fake ‘strayan accents get.

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  • Cobalt60Cobalt60 Registered User regular
    Needs more unnecessary swearing. Completely unbelievable.

  • pimentopimento they/pim Registered User regular
    From her first sentence, I actually thought she was Australian.

    She’s not quite spot on, but it’s definitely around the right ballpark, and a lot closer than a lot of fake ‘strayan accents get.

    It's more than good enough for american TV, and that's really all that it needs to be.

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