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The front page of today's Courier Mail - 25/03/2019

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COMMENTS

  • akiralx26
    12 points Mar 24,2019, 4:25pm

    Actually the demise of the sizzle will be because stagnant wages have forced folk who run them to work extra weekend jobs instead - so the LNP are in fact directly to blame.

    That makes as much sense...

  • 2littleducks
    23 points Mar 24,2019, 4:22pm

    Sausage sizzle in danger
    Charities are being warned they will raise less money under labor's unexplained climate change plan.
    Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan seized on silence from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to warn even the Bunnings sausage sizzle, favoured by charities across the country, was at risk because of the cost of electricity and meat.

    That's right, you heard it first on Murdoch's Courier Fail.
    Vote for the LNP because if you don't the end of the sausage sizzle will be Labor's Fault™ too.

     ....and oh, what a surprise that butt hurt Murdoch also just can't help but keep his champion Campbellend Newman in the news even though he was, is and always will be, a complete and utter dud!

  • drsnafu
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 7:52pm

    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be outraged about.

  • chiknbangr
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 6:04pm

    So that's what a newspaper looks like.

COMMENTS

  • akiralx26
    12 points Mar 24,2019, 4:25pm

    Actually the demise of the sizzle will be because stagnant wages have forced folk who run them to work extra weekend jobs instead - so the LNP are in fact directly to blame.

    That makes as much sense...

  • 2littleducks
    23 points Mar 24,2019, 4:22pm

    Sausage sizzle in danger
    Charities are being warned they will raise less money under labor's unexplained climate change plan.
    Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan seized on silence from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to warn even the Bunnings sausage sizzle, favoured by charities across the country, was at risk because of the cost of electricity and meat.

    That's right, you heard it first on Murdoch's Courier Fail.
    Vote for the LNP because if you don't the end of the sausage sizzle will be Labor's Fault™ too.

     ....and oh, what a surprise that butt hurt Murdoch also just can't help but keep his champion Campbellend Newman in the news even though he was, is and always will be, a complete and utter dud!

  • drsnafu
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 7:52pm

    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be outraged about.

  • Australiapithecus
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 7:52pm

    Quiet day for them then? "Sausage sizzle in danger" in a little sidebar story doesn't exactly rise to their usual level of fear & outrage baiting shat across the headline…

  • chiknbangr
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 6:04pm

    So that's what a newspaper looks like.

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Haven't been home for about a year now missing these bastards

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COMMENTS

  • c_j_baird
    28 points Mar 24,2019, 11:46am

    "The bbq sauce should be strong, with a dash of smokey flavour"

    Hell no. Aussies will not stand for that chipotle shit.

    Pickles are another bit of misinformation. They're certainly not a thing around here in Newcastle.

  • karma3000
    14 points Mar 24,2019, 4:21pm

    Pickles wtf

  • Semiautomatix
    18 points Mar 24,2019, 11:36am

    I left Australia 16 years ago. When did gherkins get renamed as pickles?

  • jtory
    8 points Mar 24,2019, 5:21pm

    Fun fact, the ‘burger with the lot’ was one of the many foods Aussies created due to inferior fresh ingredients at the time.

    Canned pineapple and beetroot were easy to add when beef was low quality for a flavour kick.

    It’s the same reason why we have chocolate powder on our cappuccinos - our coffee used to be terrible so we masked it with a bit of sweetness.

  • SpamOJavelin
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 5:35pm

    Who puts the sauce on the lettuce?

  • MaevaM
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 9:57am

    why? don't they have them overseas?

  • gwgtgd
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 3:35pm

    All of those ingredients are placed, almost upside down.

  • lefttheovenoff
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:23pm

    Pretty generic burger I've had in a few countries...

  • InstantShiningWizard
    -8 points Mar 24,2019, 6:45pm

    Get rid of the beetroot, pineapple and pickles, inferior burger toppings that they are. Add a hash brown or scallop instead, and extra hot sauce plus chicken salt.

COMMENTS

  • c_j_baird
    28 points Mar 24,2019, 11:46am

    "The bbq sauce should be strong, with a dash of smokey flavour"

    Hell no. Aussies will not stand for that chipotle shit.

    Pickles are another bit of misinformation. They're certainly not a thing around here in Newcastle.

  • karma3000
    14 points Mar 24,2019, 4:21pm

    Pickles wtf

  • Semiautomatix
    18 points Mar 24,2019, 11:36am

    I left Australia 16 years ago. When did gherkins get renamed as pickles?

  • electronsarebrave
    17 points Mar 24,2019, 10:27am

    Pineapple & beetroot? Surely it's just one or the other?

  • jtory
    8 points Mar 24,2019, 5:21pm

    Fun fact, the ‘burger with the lot’ was one of the many foods Aussies created due to inferior fresh ingredients at the time.

    Canned pineapple and beetroot were easy to add when beef was low quality for a flavour kick.

    It’s the same reason why we have chocolate powder on our cappuccinos - our coffee used to be terrible so we masked it with a bit of sweetness.

  • SpamOJavelin
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 5:35pm

    Who puts the sauce on the lettuce?

  • MaevaM
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 9:57am

    why? don't they have them overseas?

  • gwgtgd
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 3:35pm

    All of those ingredients are placed, almost upside down.

  • lefttheovenoff
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:23pm

    Pretty generic burger I've had in a few countries...

  • InstantShiningWizard
    -8 points Mar 24,2019, 6:45pm

    Get rid of the beetroot, pineapple and pickles, inferior burger toppings that they are. Add a hash brown or scallop instead, and extra hot sauce plus chicken salt.

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This morning on the highway near Gunning NSW.

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COMMENTS

  • cruyff8
    4 points Mar 23,2019, 2:14am

    Approximate location

  • bluejasmina
    4 points Mar 23,2019, 3:24am

    Beautiful photo.

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  • cruyff8
    4 points Mar 23,2019, 2:14am

    Approximate location

  • bluejasmina
    4 points Mar 23,2019, 3:24am

    Beautiful photo.

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Yeah, nah...

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COMMENTS

  • a_sonUnique
    11 points Mar 23,2019, 6:52am

    Nothing wrong with a bit of goey.

  • vrosej10
    5 points Mar 23,2019, 6:37am

    This guy was a fuckwit

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  • a_sonUnique
    11 points Mar 23,2019, 6:52am

    Nothing wrong with a bit of goey.

  • vrosej10
    5 points Mar 23,2019, 6:37am

    This guy was a fuckwit

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Seems legit

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COMMENTS

  • MassiveDrawl
    9 points Mar 21,2019, 5:26pm

    Well they need to try and trick someone into accidentally watching it I guess.

  • Awaythrewn
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 5:53pm

    I'd take watching that over trash TV masquerading as news.

  • Agrol123
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:48pm

    5/10 doesn't seem legit, should be lower.

COMMENTS

  • MassiveDrawl
    9 points Mar 21,2019, 5:26pm

    Well they need to try and trick someone into accidentally watching it I guess.

  • Awaythrewn
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 5:53pm

    I'd take watching that over trash TV masquerading as news.

  • Agrol123
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:48pm

    5/10 doesn't seem legit, should be lower.

  • porkmilkshake
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 7:58pm

    such a bullshit biased program.

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This little boy was stalking me home tonight.

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COMMENTS

  • Fluffy-Lazarus
    61 points Mar 21,2019, 10:02am

    Probably the greatest threat to biodiversity after feral cats. Kill on sight.

  • RandomUser1076
    34 points Mar 21,2019, 10:00am

    Your supposed to kill these.

  • PuzzledTime
    16 points Mar 21,2019, 9:49am

    He wants your wallet.

  • poornedkelly
    5 points Mar 21,2019, 4:48pm

    It's a welcome change from having a crocodile follow you home from the pub though.

  • bened1kt
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 4:49pm

    His asshole mate killed one of chickens couple of weeks ago. Didn’t even eat any of it, just slaughtered.

  • DegeneratesInc
    12 points Mar 21,2019, 4:35pm

    Kill it. It was imported purely for the sake of 'sport' and is a feral pest. If you can't kill it then incarcerate it somehow and call animal control.

    Apparently there's actually a refuge for them in NSW but in Queensland it's illegal to even transport it to a vet to be euthanised.

  • hoilst
    16 points Mar 21,2019, 11:13am

    Put a bullet in him.

  • crazyboneshomles
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 10:35am

    Been seeing a huge amount of foxes around canberra lately, way more than usual.

  • MercWithaMouse
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 7:04pm

    OK immigrant here, so I understand this is an invasive species, so if I happened to encounter a fox (or cane toad, rabbit, etc.), what would be the best course of action?

    Do you just let it be? Call animal control? Do you guys literally takes sticks and bash it like one poster suggested?

    Obviously, after I take a picture and post it for reddit karma, I mean.

  • TakeshiKovacsSleeve3
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 7:47pm

    Fucken kill it. They're major pests.

  • bluejasmina
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 9:56am

    He's beautiful.

  • 1stMembaOfTheDKCrew
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 11:28am

    Turn him into a rug!

  • be-happier
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 1:59pm

    Grab a stick and bash it's head in.

  • sati_lotus
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:47pm

    What did he say?

  • funmomo
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 9:37am

    Adoptdontshop

  • joyjoy_palaboy
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 4:41pm

    Swiper no swiping!

  • OITBFan
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 1:58pm

    He wanted a friend!

  • PerryTheRacistPanda
    -14 points Mar 21,2019, 12:48pm

    Commie city hippy liberal here. I wouldn't kill it. I'd neuter it and/or adopt it.

COMMENTS

  • Fluffy-Lazarus
    61 points Mar 21,2019, 10:02am

    Probably the greatest threat to biodiversity after feral cats. Kill on sight.

  • RandomUser1076
    34 points Mar 21,2019, 10:00am

    Your supposed to kill these.

  • PuzzledTime
    16 points Mar 21,2019, 9:49am

    He wants your wallet.

  • martoodeetoo
    12 points Mar 21,2019, 5:06pm

    Exterminate.

  • poornedkelly
    5 points Mar 21,2019, 4:48pm

    It's a welcome change from having a crocodile follow you home from the pub though.

  • bened1kt
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 4:49pm

    His asshole mate killed one of chickens couple of weeks ago. Didn’t even eat any of it, just slaughtered.

  • DegeneratesInc
    12 points Mar 21,2019, 4:35pm

    Kill it. It was imported purely for the sake of 'sport' and is a feral pest. If you can't kill it then incarcerate it somehow and call animal control.

    Apparently there's actually a refuge for them in NSW but in Queensland it's illegal to even transport it to a vet to be euthanised.

  • hoilst
    16 points Mar 21,2019, 11:13am

    Put a bullet in him.

  • crazyboneshomles
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 10:35am

    Been seeing a huge amount of foxes around canberra lately, way more than usual.

  • MercWithaMouse
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 7:04pm

    OK immigrant here, so I understand this is an invasive species, so if I happened to encounter a fox (or cane toad, rabbit, etc.), what would be the best course of action?

    Do you just let it be? Call animal control? Do you guys literally takes sticks and bash it like one poster suggested?

    Obviously, after I take a picture and post it for reddit karma, I mean.

  • TakeshiKovacsSleeve3
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 7:47pm

    Fucken kill it. They're major pests.

  • bluejasmina
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 9:56am

    He's beautiful.

  • 1stMembaOfTheDKCrew
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 11:28am

    Turn him into a rug!

  • be-happier
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 1:59pm

    Grab a stick and bash it's head in.

  • sati_lotus
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:47pm

    What did he say?

  • funmomo
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 9:37am

    Adoptdontshop

  • joyjoy_palaboy
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 4:41pm

    Swiper no swiping!

  • OITBFan
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 1:58pm

    He wanted a friend!

  • PerryTheRacistPanda
    -14 points Mar 21,2019, 12:48pm

    Commie city hippy liberal here. I wouldn't kill it. I'd neuter it and/or adopt it.

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SMH has gone all in supporting the Liberals with half-page ads and a leading story titled "Coalition deserves a third term to get the job done". So much for staying independent after getting bought by Nine.

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COMMENTS

  • -lumpinator-
    47 points Mar 21,2019, 7:15pm

    SMH gone completely down the toilet

  • NoNant64
    32 points Mar 21,2019, 7:11pm

    Is it wrong of me to think instead of the media pushing what political parties they favour they should just report on stories as much as they can?

    But who am I kidding, this is the Murdoch media here and just simply reporting a story without picking favourites will never happen

  • abittman
    29 points Mar 21,2019, 7:39pm

    While the Herald thus chooses Ms Berejiklian, the risk at this election is not which party wins but a minority government which puts voters at the mercy of minor parties such as the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, which is largely a single issue party focused on guns. Before giving a protest vote to minor parties and independents voters should understand the risk of instability if neither party wins outright.

    That's right - the real terror is a minority government with minor parties and independents. Fucking what? Devaluing the votes to minor parties and independents is just unaustralian. Fuck off with your 2 party only system.

  • LadderOne
    8 points Mar 21,2019, 7:34pm

    What a surprise.

    They support the Libs' Labour Expense Cap requiring government agencies - including emergency services - to reduce their salary costs year on year. The only way to do that is to remove staff, which doesn't exactly lead to improved public services. Meanwhile many agencies resort to using contractors for years at a time as their pay is budgeted separately to ongoing staff salaries, leading to less secure employment and further workforce casualisation. Brilliant.

  • They_call_me_skippa
    15 points Mar 21,2019, 7:40pm

    FTA:in contrast to the ALP, which has not fully shaken off the legacy of corrupt former minister Eddie Obeid and has failed to produce competent new faces.

    So mention Obeids corruption as a sticking point and gloss over the fact that since then there was about 11 Lib MPs resign for corruption and that includes a sitting premier

    "Independent. Always" Bullshit!

  • MaevaM
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 7:59pm

    https://theconversation.com/malcolm-fraser-does-it-matter-who-owns-our-papers-yes-it-does-7738

    Does it matter who owns our newspapers? Does it matter who controls the media? In far off days, which I am old enough to remember, Prime Minister Bob Menzies went into the federal parliament to prevent a British company buying four radio stations. He said it was wrong for people who do not belong to the country to own such a powerful instrument for propaganda.

  • pittwater12
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 7:29pm

    At least it’s not dangerous to use in the toilet anymore. The ink they use isn’t lead anymore as far as I know. It’s the best use of all Murkdoc newspapers.

  • gearawaybruh
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 7:56pm

    I spoke to some people representing the "NSW Nurses & Midwives Association" just yesterday and they are at least in NSW all for Labor.

    The hand out literally says

    SUPPORT NURSES

    VOTE LABOR

    Their 3 main issues were Ratios for public hospitals, Safer nursing in aged care and No Privatisation of NSW hospitals.

    The ladies biggest concern as the ratio issue where there is no set standard so sometimes its 1 nurse to 10+ patients where as I believe she said in QLD and some other state there is mandates for 1:3 and 1:4 (could be wrong on the states but there was two of them that already have enforced ratios according to her).

  • jb2386
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 8:04pm

    God. Imagine another 4 years of the libs. Hopefully it’s a minority gov and they have to compromise to get legislation through. State elections should really be every 3 years.

  • yousame
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 8:05pm

    Business owners influencing readers so that more profit can be made.

    OR, independent journalism, private enterprise style. Yeah, Rright.

  • Jman-laowai
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 8:25pm

    They're just selling advertisements, it's how newspapers make money. Would you complain if a newspaper sold advertising space to Labor?

  • Goonred
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 7:31pm

    Pretty sure this happened last election too, nothing to do with nine. Fairfax have always sold to Liberals when election comes along

  • Jontologist
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 8:33pm

    As a commenter on their pages, their moderation policies have also changed in a rightward direction. Try saying anything accurately critical of Berejiklian at the moment, disappears into the ether.

    Or, to suggest that de-clawing unions has had a role in wage stagnancy. Puff. Gone.

  • ReggieBasil
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 7:37pm

    The coalition paid for an ad mate. The ALP have too.

    Newspapers always lend support through editorial on election eve. They unanimously backed Rudd in 07.

  • deleted
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:17pm

    [deleted]

  • shambler_2
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:33pm

    SMH/Fairfax supported Abbott. Abbott. It’s business as usual for them.

  • Oldmancharlesworth
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:41pm

    I'm triggered and outraged

  • RenegadePhoenix
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:44pm

    Really putting the Shake My Head in SMH

  • nounverbyou
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 7:20pm

    It would be a paid advertisement.

COMMENTS

  • -lumpinator-
    47 points Mar 21,2019, 7:15pm

    SMH gone completely down the toilet

  • NoNant64
    32 points Mar 21,2019, 7:11pm

    Is it wrong of me to think instead of the media pushing what political parties they favour they should just report on stories as much as they can?

    But who am I kidding, this is the Murdoch media here and just simply reporting a story without picking favourites will never happen

  • abittman
    29 points Mar 21,2019, 7:39pm

    While the Herald thus chooses Ms Berejiklian, the risk at this election is not which party wins but a minority government which puts voters at the mercy of minor parties such as the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, which is largely a single issue party focused on guns. Before giving a protest vote to minor parties and independents voters should understand the risk of instability if neither party wins outright.

    That's right - the real terror is a minority government with minor parties and independents. Fucking what? Devaluing the votes to minor parties and independents is just unaustralian. Fuck off with your 2 party only system.

  • LadderOne
    24 points Mar 21,2019, 7:36pm

    SMH is owned by Fairfax which is owned by Nine Entertainment Co.

    The chairman of Nine is Peter Costello, former Liberal Treasurer.

    I am *shocked* that the SMH is endorsing the Liberals. Aghast, even.

  • LadderOne
    8 points Mar 21,2019, 7:34pm

    What a surprise.

    They support the Libs' Labour Expense Cap requiring government agencies - including emergency services - to reduce their salary costs year on year. The only way to do that is to remove staff, which doesn't exactly lead to improved public services. Meanwhile many agencies resort to using contractors for years at a time as their pay is budgeted separately to ongoing staff salaries, leading to less secure employment and further workforce casualisation. Brilliant.

  • They_call_me_skippa
    15 points Mar 21,2019, 7:40pm

    FTA:in contrast to the ALP, which has not fully shaken off the legacy of corrupt former minister Eddie Obeid and has failed to produce competent new faces.

    So mention Obeids corruption as a sticking point and gloss over the fact that since then there was about 11 Lib MPs resign for corruption and that includes a sitting premier

    "Independent. Always" Bullshit!

  • MaevaM
    7 points Mar 21,2019, 7:59pm

    https://theconversation.com/malcolm-fraser-does-it-matter-who-owns-our-papers-yes-it-does-7738

    Does it matter who owns our newspapers? Does it matter who controls the media? In far off days, which I am old enough to remember, Prime Minister Bob Menzies went into the federal parliament to prevent a British company buying four radio stations. He said it was wrong for people who do not belong to the country to own such a powerful instrument for propaganda.

  • pittwater12
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 7:29pm

    At least it’s not dangerous to use in the toilet anymore. The ink they use isn’t lead anymore as far as I know. It’s the best use of all Murkdoc newspapers.

  • gearawaybruh
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 7:56pm

    I spoke to some people representing the "NSW Nurses & Midwives Association" just yesterday and they are at least in NSW all for Labor.

    The hand out literally says

    SUPPORT NURSES

    VOTE LABOR

    Their 3 main issues were Ratios for public hospitals, Safer nursing in aged care and No Privatisation of NSW hospitals.

    The ladies biggest concern as the ratio issue where there is no set standard so sometimes its 1 nurse to 10+ patients where as I believe she said in QLD and some other state there is mandates for 1:3 and 1:4 (could be wrong on the states but there was two of them that already have enforced ratios according to her).

  • jb2386
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 8:04pm

    God. Imagine another 4 years of the libs. Hopefully it’s a minority gov and they have to compromise to get legislation through. State elections should really be every 3 years.

  • yousame
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 8:05pm

    Business owners influencing readers so that more profit can be made.

    OR, independent journalism, private enterprise style. Yeah, Rright.

  • Jman-laowai
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 8:25pm

    They're just selling advertisements, it's how newspapers make money. Would you complain if a newspaper sold advertising space to Labor?

  • Goonred
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 7:31pm

    Pretty sure this happened last election too, nothing to do with nine. Fairfax have always sold to Liberals when election comes along

  • Jontologist
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 8:33pm

    As a commenter on their pages, their moderation policies have also changed in a rightward direction. Try saying anything accurately critical of Berejiklian at the moment, disappears into the ether.

    Or, to suggest that de-clawing unions has had a role in wage stagnancy. Puff. Gone.

  • ReggieBasil
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 7:37pm

    The coalition paid for an ad mate. The ALP have too.

    Newspapers always lend support through editorial on election eve. They unanimously backed Rudd in 07.

  • deleted
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:17pm

    [deleted]

  • shambler_2
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:33pm

    SMH/Fairfax supported Abbott. Abbott. It’s business as usual for them.

  • Oldmancharlesworth
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:41pm

    I'm triggered and outraged

  • RenegadePhoenix
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 8:44pm

    Really putting the Shake My Head in SMH

  • nounverbyou
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 7:20pm

    It would be a paid advertisement.

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On this day in 1932, the Sydney Habour Bridge was officially opened

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COMMENTS

  • McSquiggly
    30 points Mar 19,2019, 12:46am

    A huge mistake at the time, and it has only gotten worse since then. We need to build a wall to separate the civilized south from those northern hordes.

  • Don_Bonnigan
    27 points Mar 18,2019, 10:44pm

    Opened unofficially by Francis De Groot, a member of the quasi-fascist paramilitary, the New Guard.

    A sadly relevant fact.

  • Goonred
    9 points Mar 19,2019, 1:47am

    Did the guy who designed the thing to have 6-8 lanes get any flack in 1932?

  • It_does_get_in
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 2:47am

    when was the crossing toll introduced?

  • Koonga
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 4:00am

    What did they do before the bridge? I imagine it must have been a huge quality of life improvement for those that needed to cross the harbour often. hard to imagine life without it now .

  • justinsemag
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 4:12am

    I think we got the best design, some of the other potential designs were hideous, the 3 span one was pretty interesting though, not sure how it would have coped with the increased population that we have now though

    The one we have was based on this one in New York, it's so weird to see it, it looks so similar but is in a completely different city somewhere

  • plsdontlickmytoes
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 4:19am

    Been a long time since we’ve been this excited about infrastructure

  • Fun_Resident
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 1:55am

    If anyone is interested, I came across a thesis written in 1986, which covers some of this time in Victoria, some interesting names in there.

    The White Army of 1931 : origins and legitimations : the League of National Security in Victoria in 1931, and the means by which it was legitimated

    https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/113889

  • Snook_
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 3:26am

    Sbs has Australia in color which has footage of this in ep2 with the protester cutting the ribbon watch it

  • akiralx26
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 4:29am

    Later in 1932 the proud mayor showed it to the English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, who responded ‘I don’t like it, kindly have it removed...’

  • TheYellowFringe
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 7:42pm

    Something of that scale could not be arguably done now, at least not to the same scope or quality of the build.

COMMENTS

  • McSquiggly
    30 points Mar 19,2019, 12:46am

    A huge mistake at the time, and it has only gotten worse since then. We need to build a wall to separate the civilized south from those northern hordes.

  • Don_Bonnigan
    27 points Mar 18,2019, 10:44pm

    Opened unofficially by Francis De Groot, a member of the quasi-fascist paramilitary, the New Guard.

    A sadly relevant fact.

  • Goonred
    9 points Mar 19,2019, 1:47am

    Did the guy who designed the thing to have 6-8 lanes get any flack in 1932?

  • jammasterdoom
    11 points Mar 19,2019, 2:09am

    Probably one of the most iconic bridges in Sydney.

  • It_does_get_in
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 2:47am

    when was the crossing toll introduced?

  • Koonga
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 4:00am

    What did they do before the bridge? I imagine it must have been a huge quality of life improvement for those that needed to cross the harbour often. hard to imagine life without it now .

  • justinsemag
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 4:12am

    I think we got the best design, some of the other potential designs were hideous, the 3 span one was pretty interesting though, not sure how it would have coped with the increased population that we have now though

    The one we have was based on this one in New York, it's so weird to see it, it looks so similar but is in a completely different city somewhere

  • plsdontlickmytoes
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 4:19am

    Been a long time since we’ve been this excited about infrastructure

  • Fun_Resident
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 1:55am

    If anyone is interested, I came across a thesis written in 1986, which covers some of this time in Victoria, some interesting names in there.

    The White Army of 1931 : origins and legitimations : the League of National Security in Victoria in 1931, and the means by which it was legitimated

    https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/113889

  • Snook_
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 3:26am

    Sbs has Australia in color which has footage of this in ep2 with the protester cutting the ribbon watch it

  • akiralx26
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 4:29am

    Later in 1932 the proud mayor showed it to the English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, who responded ‘I don’t like it, kindly have it removed...’

  • TheYellowFringe
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 7:42pm

    Something of that scale could not be arguably done now, at least not to the same scope or quality of the build.

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#EggBoi mural was defaced when I went today

Australia

COMMENTS

  • Fun_Resident
    38 points Mar 19,2019, 2:23am

    So what happened here? Was the mural painted over with white paint, then painted with anti racism phrase, then painted over again?

  • butchfishy
    150 points Mar 19,2019, 12:21am

    Why are racists such sad fukken losers?

  • JSTE666
    27 points Mar 19,2019, 1:26am

    The mural may be gone, but the image lives on...

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/p3gC28l

  • Serena25
    18 points Mar 19,2019, 6:49am

    Sounds like the work of Andrew Nolch - one of the men who held Egg Boy down - who was also responsible for defacing Eurydice Dixon's memorial (or one of his ilk):

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/05/man-who-pleaded-guilty-to-defacing-eurydice-dixon-memorial-appeals

  • thr-hoe-a-gay
    17 points Mar 19,2019, 12:13am
  • dogc4nt
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 5:34am

    Calm down everyone, this is a part of street art culture. It's just a kid wanting to be the one that did it.

  • BobbyDigial
    4 points Mar 19,2019, 6:04am

    This brick wall has had more updates than all my social media accounts!

  • yurl
    7 points Mar 19,2019, 3:21am

    You can destroy the mural but the legend of eggboi lives on

  • talentlessclown
    6 points Mar 19,2019, 7:17am

    So thin skinned and pathetic these rightwing snowflakes are, can't even cope with a mural reminding them that a kid with an egg made them all look like fools. No wonder they need their special little safe spaces like voat, they can't cope with even the smallest amount of backlash to their racist views.

  • freakwent
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 3:42am

    What do the words say?

  • this_is-an_outrage
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 1:36am

    Maybe they should have done something like the Naeem Rashid one in Avondale instead of a meme.

  • PureRide3
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 4:40am

    At least we still have the image, right?

  • deleted
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 8:43am

    [removed]

  • Fun_Resident
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 2:24am

    Could this be Eggboi protecting his upcoming TM? /s

  • TheYellowFringe
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 7:39pm

    Nooo.

    That's so bad. We needed something like that. I hope others remake it somewhere else.

  • Pacey_Fond
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 10:37am

    At least Kilroy was there

  • Atolla2
    0 points Mar 19,2019, 9:08am

    Weird how these Nazis are all free on week days to deface murals

  • Snufflingcolt
    -16 points Mar 19,2019, 1:10am

    Yeah but rejected 3 times by a school in viena who are so difficult to get into to this day. If he went anywhere else in the world to study he would have been accepted so does that even count. His paintings where fairly decent other than having no imagination that is. That's not to say I like him he was a nutcase who people where stupid enough to let run the country

  • bobox69
    -5 points Mar 19,2019, 2:03am

    The bastards

  • flovarius
    -1 points Mar 19,2019, 12:18pm

    i am following... keep us updated! this is like the time the up and coming tagger took on banksy

COMMENTS

  • Fun_Resident
    38 points Mar 19,2019, 2:23am

    So what happened here? Was the mural painted over with white paint, then painted with anti racism phrase, then painted over again?

  • butchfishy
    150 points Mar 19,2019, 12:21am

    Why are racists such sad fukken losers?

  • JSTE666
    27 points Mar 19,2019, 1:26am

    The mural may be gone, but the image lives on...

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/p3gC28l

  • pixelwhip
    67 points Mar 19,2019, 12:16am

    more proof that right wing people have no artistic talent.. if they did they would have actually painted something over it that looked good..

  • Serena25
    18 points Mar 19,2019, 6:49am

    Sounds like the work of Andrew Nolch - one of the men who held Egg Boy down - who was also responsible for defacing Eurydice Dixon's memorial (or one of his ilk):

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/05/man-who-pleaded-guilty-to-defacing-eurydice-dixon-memorial-appeals

  • thr-hoe-a-gay
    17 points Mar 19,2019, 12:13am
  • dogc4nt
    3 points Mar 19,2019, 5:34am

    Calm down everyone, this is a part of street art culture. It's just a kid wanting to be the one that did it.

  • BobbyDigial
    4 points Mar 19,2019, 6:04am

    This brick wall has had more updates than all my social media accounts!

  • yurl
    7 points Mar 19,2019, 3:21am

    You can destroy the mural but the legend of eggboi lives on

  • talentlessclown
    6 points Mar 19,2019, 7:17am

    So thin skinned and pathetic these rightwing snowflakes are, can't even cope with a mural reminding them that a kid with an egg made them all look like fools. No wonder they need their special little safe spaces like voat, they can't cope with even the smallest amount of backlash to their racist views.

  • freakwent
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 3:42am

    What do the words say?

  • this_is-an_outrage
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 1:36am

    Maybe they should have done something like the Naeem Rashid one in Avondale instead of a meme.

  • PureRide3
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 4:40am

    At least we still have the image, right?

  • deleted
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 8:43am

    [removed]

  • Fun_Resident
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 2:24am

    Could this be Eggboi protecting his upcoming TM? /s

  • TheYellowFringe
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 7:39pm

    Nooo.

    That's so bad. We needed something like that. I hope others remake it somewhere else.

  • Pacey_Fond
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 10:37am

    At least Kilroy was there

  • Atolla2
    0 points Mar 19,2019, 9:08am

    Weird how these Nazis are all free on week days to deface murals

  • Snufflingcolt
    -16 points Mar 19,2019, 1:10am

    Yeah but rejected 3 times by a school in viena who are so difficult to get into to this day. If he went anywhere else in the world to study he would have been accepted so does that even count. His paintings where fairly decent other than having no imagination that is. That's not to say I like him he was a nutcase who people where stupid enough to let run the country

  • bobox69
    -5 points Mar 19,2019, 2:03am

    The bastards

  • flovarius
    -1 points Mar 19,2019, 12:18pm

    i am following... keep us updated! this is like the time the up and coming tagger took on banksy

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Spotted in Melbourne

Australia

COMMENTS

  • lostmesunniesayy
    53 points Mar 19,2019, 4:52am

    Got paedophile right but fucked up you're and quoted the middle of their own sentence. 11/10.

  • martoodeetoo
    20 points Mar 19,2019, 5:00am

    Personally, as an atheist, I don’t believe in hell.

    Rot in Gaol, Pell.

  • RecalcitrantAussie
    9 points Mar 19,2019, 6:10am

    Agree with the sentiment, get OCD at the spelling...

COMMENTS

  • lostmesunniesayy
    53 points Mar 19,2019, 4:52am

    Got paedophile right but fucked up you're and quoted the middle of their own sentence. 11/10.

  • martoodeetoo
    20 points Mar 19,2019, 5:00am

    Personally, as an atheist, I don’t believe in hell.

    Rot in Gaol, Pell.

  • RecalcitrantAussie
    9 points Mar 19,2019, 6:10am

    Agree with the sentiment, get OCD at the spelling...