In Australia the "c" word is often used as a term of endearment. True fact.Jump to post
A little baffled at some people above who seem to be sadder about a 737Max8 being destroyed than the people who were inside it...Jump to post
What is tough exactly at the moment in Australia ? I've read about the new PM in the guardian, a liberal being against gays marrying, how strange. Make that a capital "L", Liberal is the name of the political party, it differs from the casual American political definition. So clearly noth...Jump to post
https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/b5ab13759646cc481f933832809618dd?width=1024 Australia looks like it will get its 8th Prime Minister in 11 years tomorrow. A leader hasn't completed a term in office without being rolled since the election of Prime Minister John Howard in 2004. For those playing a...Jump to post
Hello mods and a.net pals, Just on the Seatac crash I wonder if it might be a good idea to pin something to the thread to help direct people to crisis support and suicide prevention services in various countries? It's certainly what health professionals recommend here in Australia when reporting on ...Jump to post
How terribly, terribly sad.
A note of caution to other posters that we should continue to discuss this with sensitivity.
I walked straight up to a check in agent, this is Australia after all, so nothing so advanced as automatic check in machines for international travellers….. Sorry? Weird Australian slur aside, Virgin Australia is truly atrocious. Low-cost trash with delusions of premium, I had one good flight with ...Jump to post
I know a couple of people who have. They had absolutely no problems. Ah well, that's that problem solved. *dusts off hands* Honestly, you don't know what you're talking about. The number of families I have seen absolutely torn apart by social conservatism towers over the number of families I've see...Jump to post
Gosh I hope so. Let China take the lead and be the military and political leader of the World for a while. Thanks to our geography we're pretty safe. It'll be better for everyone. The United States is the greatest force for good this world has ever known. This is why the current occupant of the Whi...Jump to post
As the saying goes: I came out as gay to my conservative friend and nobody shunned me. Yeah, come out as gay to a conservative family and get back to me. :roll: I know a couple of people who have. They had absolutely no problems. Ah well, that's that problem solved. *dusts off hands* Honestly, you ...Jump to post
Cloistering yourself in a news-less 'safe space' sounds pretty triggered to me, pal.
There are many powerful people who are counting on people like you switching off and disengaging from current events. Don't give them the satisfaction.
Meh, my two cents.
VTKillarney wrote:As the saying goes:
I came out as gay to my conservative friend and nobody shunned me.
How lovely for them.
If, however, my boyfriend ever tried to pull a stunt like this I would bolt for the nearest emergency exit.
A public proposal places an extreme amount of pressure on the proposee. I don't think it's fair.
Airstud wrote:These guys got the rainbow flag out too each June:
Heya! I really really don't want to start a discussion about the condemnation of homosexuals by the bible. Lots of LGBTQI people out there, like myself, are also christian (and indeed are of many different faiths). I also love hearing stories about how the church embraces LGBTQI people, in the spiri...Jump to post
Yeah, Europeans had enough of killing each other and wanted some humanity in society, hence no more state-sponsored killing starting within the EU. But yeah: https://images.ecosia.org/fIhA6YYP8ax6L-9YPhl4U_JHNVo=/0x390/smart/http%3A%2F%2Fmetamorphosisproject.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F10%2...Jump to post
I was wondering, what clothing brands are popular with gay men? I have a family member who is gay (no, he isn't my boyfriend), and I was thinking what clothing brands would be popular among the gay crowd. I am guessing perhaps Calvin Klein is one brand popular among the gay crowd, while I know the ...Jump to post
Keep in mind that The Flintstones also choose to fly Qantas..
See from 1:17s onward: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5s5bf
Very interesting! Seems like if you insulate yourself by bringing your own IFE, and perhaps some decent gourmet food from the airport you can make the most of the flight yourself. I scored a pretty amazing deal (seems to be a theme here) between SYD and JFK in December. We shall see what happens. Th...Jump to post
Forgive me if this isn't exactly in the right place. I'm very keen to hear from people about their experiences flying China Southern Airlines long-haul, particularly in economy and premium economy. I'm flying them soon with some family and don't quite know what to expect. Any tips on transiting thro...Jump to post
Oh my lord. The trauma of being kicked out of your home for something completely beyond your control, the hurt, the shame, and often - the homelessness, financial instability, and ensuing depression and anxiety. But yeah, sure.. "move on" normal gays. Honestly, your parents have a lot to ...Jump to post
Yeah, the Sydney Mardi Gras may have its occasional moments of men and women in skimpy outfits, but nobody is naked, nobody is riding around on a giant phallus. It's a family event that literally has a rainbow families section in it. This is all playing into the ancient and disgusting suggestion tha...Jump to post
I lost my family and was kicked out of home even after taking care of my dying mother because I was gay. Duck the religious!!! You just proved my point about not practicing tolerance. A normal person, although hurt by their family, would seek to move on with their life instead of having a vendetta ...Jump to post
Of course, the opposite is true as well: Nowadays many homosexual (and often times heterosexual) people are critical of if not downright hostile to gays who don't conform to as many gay stereotypes as possible, i.e. "leaving a trail of glitter" as Einsteinboricua so charmingly put it. Ima...Jump to post
I get that. I worked with a guy that was gay and had no idea he was gay until about 2 weeks in, and that was with his partner working in the same office. Would never have known from his behaviour. Not that this should be seen as a virtue, of course. The ability to “pass” for straight is seen as a v...Jump to post
If you're based in the city then the nearby neighbourhoods of Surry Hills, and Darlinghurst are filled with cultural institutions, amazing food and wonderful coffee. Just go for a walk in the old winding streets and you're sure to find some gems. The Grounds at Alexandria is beautiful and extremely ...Jump to post
If I see people ganging up on one side I'll try and debate the other just for the sake of keeping it interesting and sharpening my understanding of the issues. Sometimes its a good way to learn about those you vehemently disagree with. People like Jetero (and you to some extent) don't do that, but ...Jump to post
Yes I understand a rescue mission is planned with Charlie personally bringing over a fresh batch of sand paper which we understand is now in short supply in our distant colony! Honestly, you people. You decimate indigenous people, have generations sacrificed for you in war, and you still talk like ...Jump to post
The other thing to remember with the Royal Family is that if visiting a Commonwealth country where The Queen is still head of state then that country will handle the travel arrangements. An important distinction to note, given that since the 1930s there is a separate Crown for each Commonwealth cou...Jump to post
HARS is such a national treasure. I had a brilliant time there myself climbing through all the aircraft. And what a treat to have a 744 on display so close to Sydney. The HARS volunteers are exceptional people. Great post and pics!Jump to post
mercure1 wrote:Video - new visual of TN
Air Tahiti Nui really crammed every single thing they could into their present livery. The flower, the ripples of the sea, the huge white bold titles, the red and white swish of the FP flag. It's all a little....much. Not too much for the 2000's, but a little much as we head toward 2020 and the desi...Jump to post
I think the Vixen is a real contender, and so it Eureka, and Monique, and Aquaria and and ... .. pretty much all of them are contenders. This is an *exceptionally* good season and a marked change from AS3 (and I'm a Trixie fanatic). I think I'm rooting for Eureka, my other faves just aren't cutting ...Jump to post
*Spoilers ahead* https://images.popbuzz.com/images/5608?crop=16_9&width=660&signature=9g8SUkSjbPO5cSnmNrktlTkvUF0= It might be shady to suggest there's more than likely a few drag race fans among the members here. Let's be honest, an interest in aviation and an interest in drag are two circl...Jump to post
I'm dismayed that the mods changed the topic of this thread, but if it must happen can we at least correctly capitalise 'Indigenous Australians'?Jump to post