Fah Kiew Tu

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    Tasmania, Australia
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    Boats, books and bulldozers

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  1. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    True, I was shit-stirring a bit, but only a bit. If a group wants sex segregated facilities, I've no real problem with that. As long as they also pay to build them if nobody else thinks they're necessary. I remember when they first introduced unisex toilets at Sydney Uni and that was over 40 years ago. Never a fuss, there were still single sex toilets about the campus. If a religion is so special that it can't get by with what the rest of the country doesn't have a problem with, I'd suggest that it's their problem not mine. And, as you say, think about it beforehand and plan accordingly. GF of mine used to be a nanny for one of the very wealthy Jewish families in Melbourne. They kept kosher but not super-strict. The grandmother used to bring her own cup & plate (and perhaps other stuff, possibly tea) when she visited rather than insist that a special set of flatware was kept for her. There was an article in the SMH on a women-only swimming pool, apparently (IIRC) even boys over the age of 5 aren't permitted. I don't have any real problem with that. In fact to extend the idea perhaps having facilities for people between the ages of 14 and 25 segregated from everyone else would be an excellent idea. Let them indulge in their mating rituals, noise and music a long way from everyone wanting a quiet day out. Somewhere north of Broome would be good, or perhaps Moreton Bay though it's already over quota with bogans sans sense. Unfortunately that'd leave the beach cricket fuckwits to still run riot. Time to go check on the boat - it's 30C out there today, even walking as far as 100m downslope to my little beach seems a lot of work. FKT
  2. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    We used to have the tanned skin of a large feral cat in a case on the wall of one of our ships. IIRC it was the last one shot on Macca. All of those cats were descended from friendly harmless little moggies that got loose. Some of us learned from history. Others, not so much. I'm bored with this now. Reading arguments from blow-ins about how they find Australia Day offensive is more entertaining. Almost as entertaining as migrants bitching about how culturally insensitive Australia is for not building religion-segregated toilet & shower blocks. Oh the angst..... FKT
  3. Some hurtful truths are best glossed over..... FKT
  4. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Pretty much. I get invited to the neighbours' party/sorry day every year. There's a number of things we may disagree on politically, a number of others we're as one on, but hey, music, food, nice day, what's to bitch about..... FKT
  5. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    By an overwhelming majority of the best people, yes. Problem for them is, they only comprise maybe 2% of the Australian population. FKT
  6. If someone has a big enough hammer, sure. FKT
  7. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    My neighbours have a festival the weekend prior called 'sorry day'. The day the invasion fleet arrived. I'm good with that. Not fussed about it one way or another - could move it to the day the 1967 referendum passed for example. It's just a day. As for your opinion as a blow-in, on this topic you don't have one that matters. Mine as an (at least) 4th generation Australian counts a lot more. Let's restrict any vote for change to those with at least 3 generations of Australian ancestry - that'd automatically include all the Aboriginal descended people but exclude people like you from having a say. FKT
  8. Fah Kiew Tu

    Brexit, WTF

    Rubbish, utter bullshit. It that were true, you wouldn't have tariffs and quotas on agricultural imports. You have both. Look at your sugar industry for a starting point. As for your grain exports they're heavily subsidised - you know, the same activity that you bitch so mightily about when the Chinese do it with manufactured goods. FKT
  9. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Now, this is a particularly interesting paper: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/06/13/346809.full.pdf In essence it's about machine learning to identify animal species photographed by camera trap arrays in order to ascertain the distribution & abundance of said species. It's not a huge step to set such things up using choke points and live trapping to auto-trap target species. We used to deploy similar things in Antarctica to get penguins to hop onto a weighbridge and log their weight (tagged animals). With a bit of effort it might be possible to deploy traps that only target specific pests. That would be something well worth pursuing. Shooting them is bloody inefficient and a lot of the time I catch possums which I have to let go again, thereby removing any chance of catching a cat in the time the possum is in the trap. A decent level of deployment and there goes Mikey's roaming moggies. No microchip, straight to the needle. If chipped, $250 to ransom the little bastard back. FKT
  10. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Yeah that's become obvious. Like I said elsewhere, he's trashed whatever credibility he ever had by his responses. This is getting to the point of cruelty to dumb animals and I would have dropped it already were it not for his attempts to impute all sorts of crap from the fevered depths of his perverted imagination to me. He brought that stuff to the table so I've no compunction on baiting him into looking even more stupid than he's managed so far. This is the internet - I don't give a damn what he says about me, but actions have consequences. Note that I haven't flung anything like it back either, I just keep sticking him with shit he refuses to address. If he stops posting on this I'll drop it. Otherwise, I've been taking care of one of my GF's ATM after a nasty operation to remove a melanoma and have time to waste. Better send her wishes for a speedy recovery so I bugger off to my boat and get off of the net....... FKT
  11. Fah Kiew Tu

    Brexit, WTF

    We'll see how it goes. I've nothing invested either way so it's just entertainment for me. All this sort of crap sorts itself out over a couple years. If the UK is prepared to wear the drop in GDP while it gets sorted then fine, do it. Otherwise rescind and slink back like a dog missing its dinner. FKT
  12. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    You are a fucking idiot. It has been demonstrated time and time again that pet cats *are* harmful to native species. It is also demonstrated that a cat reverts to feral pretty much instantly if circumstances require. They are very efficient predators. The fact that you keep denying this is a sign of your utterly wilful refusal to face these facts. The other one that you persistently fail to address is the requirement for pet owners TO KEEP THEIR PETS CONFINED TO THEIR OWN PROPERTIES. If they actually did that, none of the rest would be necessary. But they don't and people like you don't support it either. Our law is quite clear. Pets cannot be allowed to run free. If they are doing so and are endangering other animals then they may legally be destroyed. Dog or cat, it doesn't matter, they are not allowed to run free and kill at will. https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/invasive-species/cat-management-in-tasmania Note this bit: "The Act also introduces powers to trap, seize or destroy stray and feral cats in certain circumstances and gives land owners and managers the statutory power to control cats found on their land." Note the "stray and feral" clause. I have full legal backing to shoot or trap stray cats. Suck it up. And BTW - how's that quote about where I said I shot collared pets going? Found it yet? Of course you haven't because I never said any such thing. This cat fight reminds me of the thread where LB15 owned RKoch over a 'safe water buoy'. RKoch couldn't just admit he was wrong or drop it either, just like you can't. It didn't end well for him - eventually he had to quit out of sheer embarrassment - and this isn't going well for you. FKT
  13. Fah Kiew Tu

    Brexit, WTF

    Seems some deals are getting done just in case..... https://www.smh.com.au/national/new-trade-agreements-secure-australian-exports-to-britain-post-brexit-20190119-p50sf3.html So - shrug - who knows what'll happen after March 29. That talk about May giving up some of the 'red lines' is interesting - if she does that then might as well just revoke the leave and be done with it. Either way there's going to be big problems. That agreement that got voted down was pretty much the worst of both worlds. Either do a clean leave or rescind the decision, anything else is just tying the UK's hands while removing the ability to influence things. Waste of time & money. FKT
  14. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    I'd like to know that, too. Is there any way of blocking a sender on an Android phone? FKT
  15. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Never mind, Shorten and his cohort will fix that for us. I've given up on the House of Reps, going to vote for all the hard Right ratbags in the Senate for maximum disruption of ALP legislation. FKT