Nick's Collingwood Bulletin Board Forum Index
 The RulesThe Rules FAQFAQ
   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch 
Log inLog in RegisterRegister
 
Things that make you go.......WTF?

Users browsing this topic:0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 0 Guests
Registered Users: None

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Nick's Collingwood Bulletin Board Forum Index -> Victoria Park Tavern
 
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 238, 239, 240 ... 242, 243, 244  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ronrat 



Joined: 22 May 2006
Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:57 am
Post subject: Reply with quote

I can buy it here in Thailand and one of the few things I know will not be devoured by the Thai locusts that ocasionally visit. That said Tukky the wonder poodle
loves the crust off the toast with a bit of vegemite.

I can get Bega or Mainland cheese here and with some sort of half reasonable crackers (sent Jatz cracked pepper crackers. stop. Urgent.stop) and a bit of vegemite it goes down a traet with even the worst red wines.

_________________
Annoying opposition supporters since 1967.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
stui magpie 

suge min pikk


Joined: 03 May 2005
Location: Where ever i go, there I am

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

Amongst my emergency rations in my bottom drawer pantry at work is a tube of Vegemite, dry biscuits and processed cheese wedges that don't need refrigeration.

Easy breakfast with a cup of tea.

_________________
I'd like to apologise to anyone I haven't offended yet. Be patient, I'm working through a list. You're entitled to your own opinion, but if it disagrees with mine, it's wrong.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
Dark Beanie Gemini



Joined: 06 Feb 2004
Location: A galaxy far, far away.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

Local primary school has banned kids using mobile phones in the playground.
Some kids have been accessing porn and showing their friends Shocked

_________________
If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but just grumble with the rest. - Jerome K Jerome
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail  
David Libra

Reel around the fountain


Joined: 27 Jul 2003
Location: Pripyat, in spirit

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:10 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

^ Are you surprised? I don’t feel overly shocked to be honest (perhaps we should be!).
_________________
"Pence must know that his frantic acts of abusing the sacred Olympics for confrontational ruckus are as foolish and stupid an act as sweeping the sea with a broom" – North Korean newspaper
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger  
Dark Beanie Gemini



Joined: 06 Feb 2004
Location: A galaxy far, far away.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:42 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes and no.
It demonstrates that kids need to be educated - by their parents - about how to use electronic devices & the internet appropriately. It is a fairly middle class area so it's not like we are talking about about uneducated parents.

What the school does have is an issue with parents who don't take responsibility or accept that their child would do anything wrong. There would certainly be a % of parents who would be upset about any restrictions on mobile phones at school.

_________________
If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but just grumble with the rest. - Jerome K Jerome
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail  
David Libra

Reel around the fountain


Joined: 27 Jul 2003
Location: Pripyat, in spirit

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the idea of giving kids unrestricted access to the internet is definitely a serious problem. Perhaps this is where parents need to be either putting locks on the phones or buying their kids an old Nokia or something instead. Really, there's no reason why a child under the age of, say, 13, should need a smartphone.
_________________
"Pence must know that his frantic acts of abusing the sacred Olympics for confrontational ruckus are as foolish and stupid an act as sweeping the sea with a broom" – North Korean newspaper
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger  
ronrat 



Joined: 22 May 2006
Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

Phones should be banned in the play grounds during school time in any case. The kids should be out running around and socialising not staring at their bloody phones all lunchtime. Can you imagine the chaos if the school catches on fire. A few will perish and the parents will be up in arms when there own lack of direction was to blame.
_________________
Annoying opposition supporters since 1967.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
think positive Libra

Side By Side


Joined: 30 Jun 2005
Location: somewhere

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

ronrat wrote:
Phones should be banned in the play grounds during school time in any case. The kids should be out running around and socialising not staring at their bloody phones all lunchtime. Can you imagine the chaos if the school catches on fire. A few will perish and the parents will be up in arms when there own lack of direction was to blame.


I agree. Also the fact we are talking about a primary school! Gees my daughter is only 3 years out of high school, and their phones had to stay in their locker from before school to after school. Of course they all had them tucked in their bras but still!

_________________
You never look good trying to make someone else look bad. Disrespecting & insulting other to prove your point just shows how shaky your own position is.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
Mugwump 



Joined: 28 Jul 2007
Location: Oxford, England

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

In years to come, I suspect we will look back at smartphones as a kind of educational holocaust. I think they should be banned at school, and I am not sure that they should not be banned in society at large until age 18, like alcohol and gambling. There is a lot of emerging evidence that they are deeply damaging to memory, attention, and psychological, emotional well-being.

An article I read recently said that in Singapore, most schools confiscate any phone found being used in school hours, and a court recently upheld the school’s right to confiscate the phone for three months (!). This ban is apparently widely upheld by Singaporean parents, who still value education above hedonism.

_________________
Two more flags before I die!
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
stui magpie 

suge min pikk


Joined: 03 May 2005
Location: Where ever i go, there I am

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:
I think the idea of giving kids unrestricted access to the internet is definitely a serious problem. Perhaps this is where parents need to be either putting locks on the phones or buying their kids an old Nokia or something instead. Really, there's no reason why a child under the age of, say, 13, should need a smartphone.


I look forward to see how you go with that discussion in about 10 years time. Razz

_________________
I'd like to apologise to anyone I haven't offended yet. Be patient, I'm working through a list. You're entitled to your own opinion, but if it disagrees with mine, it's wrong.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
David Libra

Reel around the fountain


Joined: 27 Jul 2003
Location: Pripyat, in spirit

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:32 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve started off well, at least, I think! He gets to hear ‘no’ a lot so far...
_________________
"Pence must know that his frantic acts of abusing the sacred Olympics for confrontational ruckus are as foolish and stupid an act as sweeping the sea with a broom" – North Korean newspaper
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger  
ronrat 



Joined: 22 May 2006
Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:30 am
Post subject: Reply with quote

Warrick Capper on 1987 countdown. My weekly fix on sunday night in Thailand. Black sorrowds and Hoodoo gurus saved the day and Crowded House.

Interesting trivia question for those that go to trivia nights. last song played on Countdown. Don't dream its over. Also the original name of the band Crowded House was The Millanes but the record company vetoed it.

_________________
Annoying opposition supporters since 1967.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
think positive Libra

Side By Side


Joined: 30 Jun 2005
Location: somewhere

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:10 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

So after about 6 or 7 years of living on their property in a clapped out house, my sisters started renovating a month ago, a builder put in beautiful sliding doors and full length windows over looking the paddocks and hills. My oldest sister arrived home from work to see a tornado tearing through the paddock, and found half the roof caved in. She called the insurance company and they sent out a builder to make it safe, but before he got there the second wave of the storm hit and blew the house apart. The roof and the verandah are in the back yard, the new doors fell over, and the place is not safe. Luckily there is a little unit next to the main house, which is where she and her dog and cats were. My younger sister arrived home with the new stairs for the verandah - that’s no longer there! Main thing is they are all safe. Guess it Shouldn’t be too hard to think of the rest of my sisters Christmas present now!
_________________
You never look good trying to make someone else look bad. Disrespecting & insulting other to prove your point just shows how shaky your own position is.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
ronrat 



Joined: 22 May 2006
Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

think positive wrote:
So after about 6 or 7 years of living on their property in a clapped out house, my sisters started renovating a month ago, a builder put in beautiful sliding doors and full length windows over looking the paddocks and hills. My oldest sister arrived home from work to see a tornado tearing through the paddock, and found half the roof caved in. She called the insurance company and they sent out a builder to make it safe, but before he got there the second wave of the storm hit and blew the house apart. The roof and the verandah are in the back yard, the new doors fell over, and the place is not safe. Luckily there is a little unit next to the main house, which is where she and her dog and cats were. My younger sister arrived home with the new stairs for the verandah - that’s no longer there! Main thing is they are all safe. Guess it Shouldn’t be too hard to think of the rest of my sisters Christmas present now!


The whole extended family (where practicable) turning up and cleaning up the block with perhaps a picnic for lunch and BBQ for dinner would probably the best gift she could have. Maybe throw in 20 dollar kris kringle to go with lunch. Best of luck to your sister.

_________________
Annoying opposition supporters since 1967.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
stui magpie 

suge min pikk


Joined: 03 May 2005
Location: Where ever i go, there I am

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a cuz and his mrs in a brand new house in romsey. They had a serious storm up there all right.
_________________
I'd like to apologise to anyone I haven't offended yet. Be patient, I'm working through a list. You're entitled to your own opinion, but if it disagrees with mine, it's wrong.
Back to top  
View user's profile Send private message  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Nick's Collingwood Bulletin Board Forum Index -> Victoria Park Tavern All times are GMT + 11 Hours

Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 238, 239, 240 ... 242, 243, 244  Next
Page 239 of 244   

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum



Privacy Policy

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group