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looker-on

aka Thomas
This situation on the Poland/Belarus border is now getting out of hand with lives threatened. Should Poland relent and allow these refugees access as this may become a humanitarian disaster and many people will blame Poland for their lack of compassion. Poland needs to make a deal with some other EU nations to take a portion of the refugees if it is unwilling to take all of them. These people are in danger of freezing to death and that a***hole Lukashenko does not care one iota whether they do.
This is a prickly problem to which there's no simple solution. No, Poland should not give in and is doing a good job at its own border. Yet Poland is not primarily defending external Community borders but, above all, its own border and territory. I wouldn't have expected that and thought that Poland would take advantage of the situation and put pressure on the EU and Germany by opening the gates for the refugees to reach Germany as Hungary's Orban did back in 2015. Poland is a useless member of the EU but in this respect its the right country to deal with the problem but does so for selfish reasons.
If the refugees were to be let in, it would open the floodgates for even more people to come and what's more Lukashenko would be rubbing his hands. Meanwhile, the migrants have been moved to temporary shelter (empty plant floor) and a goodly number of them have been flown back to Iraq. My take is that that was a result of Merkel's phone call with Putin who then called Lukashenko off.
What mustn't happen again is that the EU is blackmailed by dictators and that Germany bears the brunt of migration towards the EU while the other member countries evade responsibility. So far Hungary and Poland have not taken a single refugee and are proud of it.
 
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Renegadesfan

Also known as Sooz
We had some nbn issues here tonight.
i thought it was just my isp having hassles but no it was the nbn.
we had little to no network for about an hour but it had started earlier in the arvo.
 

Ljp86

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Well deserved LJ. Now can your blokes follow suit. Not if the Sixers have anything to say about it.
Very much so, the best team for most of the season and were thoroughly deserving winners. It was their first title too after losing the final in back-to-back seasons in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

The men's side is going to have quite a few players missing in the earlier games with a number of players selected for the test and "A" sides so it'll be a test for the side early in the season.
 

looker-on

aka Thomas
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AussieRitchie

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Staff member
No doubt I have been to Cumberland Street as we have visited The Rocks occasionally over the years. Like that building in the two pics much of the area down there near Sydney Cove has been restored to their original design.
Wow what a scorching start to summer! 30 degrees here in the 'rat.
Been busy with getting christmas and birthday gifts because there are 5 birthdays and christmas to celebrate
Sounds like you are in for a busy Chrissie Sooz.
 

Renegadesfan

Also known as Sooz
No doubt I have been to Cumberland Street as we have visited The Rocks occasionally over the years. Like that building in the two pics much of the area down there near Sydney Cove has been restored to their original design.

Sounds like you are in for a busy Chrissie Sooz.
Yes always busy at this time of year.
love it though.
three more birthdays two of them human other one is the dog's 4th birthday on christmas eve!
 
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Renegadesfan

Also known as Sooz
Down to the last presents which are that of my pets. My dog and my cat are both going to get something.

My cat loves all things with catnip in them.
My dog loves things that aren't tennis balls.

So i'm thinking we will be getting Gizmo who is my cat some catnip infused toys.
And Rajah who is my dog a soft plush footy
 
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