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The "What Are You Doing This Moment" Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by A8, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. MasterpieceMesias

    MasterpieceMesias Professional Asshole

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    Amazon tbh. Probably not the cheapest, but I'm riding on my old college account benefits until they run out, which should be at any moment. Hell, for a while I wasn't even aware that Amazon Prime came with the package, boy did I feel like a jackass.
     
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    MasterpieceMesias Professional Asshole

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    Also, just got back from California after a family get-together. Was kinda fun, the food was delicious. My parents found it awkward that my uncle's girlfriend was not too much older than me, but that's just them paying too much attention to it. Idgaf, good for my uncle for being able to pick up a woman that young at his age. Shit, if anything he deserves a fistbump.
     
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  3. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Amazon and BB, best selection and prices. Sometimes target and walmart. And they all price match.
     
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  4. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Yeah I usually do Amazon or Half Price Books
     
  5. Slammed

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    Good to see Australia is welcoming summer. Mid to high 30's for the north and west, pissing down rain and 11 degrees in Melbourne.
    The only capital city colder than Melbourne right now is Canberra but that place is dead anyway.
     
  6. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    @Slammed hey are there a lot of Chinese people in Australia? I ran into some Chinese dude today who's from Australia and married to an aussie. It was such a trip because i saw them about 2 years ago when i was coming out of a store and him and his son(who is mentally challenged) approached me and started asking about my car. I offered to take his son for a ride that and spent about 15 minutes conversating. Ends up they're form Australia and were going back the next day. Well today i was at an ATM machine and the son spotted me form across the street and came running up to me while i was getting in my car(not a healthy decision to make lol) and immediately reminded me who he was, and then his pops(Wing) popped up again and once more we had a nice little convo. Weird thing is they had no Aussia accent at all.

    EDIT: i was like "Yeah i have a few buddies from Melbourne and Perth" lol. I think he kind of got offended when i asked him if he's from Perth, he was like "Nooooooo, were from Sydney" :lol:
     
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  7. Slammed

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    Chinese/Asian, yes. There is some very large pockets of Asians in every state.
     
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  8. CiG

    CiG Deformed Urban Pustule

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Indian % was the highest here though, and in Perth we have a pretty large population from Vietnam and the Philippines.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    yeah, at first i thought it was a little weird but then i remembered that you guys arent too far from most of the oriental asian countries
     
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  10. CiG

    CiG Deformed Urban Pustule

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    Perth is actually geographically closer to East Timor and Jakarta than to Sydney lmao.

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    Indian is the highest of the Asian countries through all of Australia, but that has changed over the years. Obviously the Poms sent all their crims here initially (although they sent more to America than here at the same time) but not long after that the Chinese started coming in droves. Indians and other Asians have really only been the big numbers for the last 20 or 30 years or so if I remember correctly.

    Perth is the most remote capital city in the world.
     
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  12. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    i bet slammed is half Sri Lankan
     
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    It's actually a different barrel of monkey shit when it comes to visitors instead of immigration. Poms, Scots and Irish have been big tourists here for years but in the 70's and 80's we became really popular for tourists from Japan, Taiwan etc, many came here to get their photos taken with kangaroos, but a lot of them came for the gambling. The Eastern states were big on allowing international guests into the casinos because they were big spenders, bigger than most locals. By the late 80's word had spread around Asia that our casinos were good for them and the Vietnamese started arriving by the plane loads just to gamble. The Vietnamese drove out the Japanese and quickly we had more Vietnamese gamblers paying even more money so of course the casino owners were happy. Then by the mid 90's the Chinese had decided they wanted a slice of our gambling pie and for the same reason the Japanese stopped making Australian casinos their go to place the Vietnamese did the same. 20 years on and now half our casinos are owned (minority share) by Chinese businessmen, we have secret deals going on in back rooms that allow the sharks to come here gamble millions and disappear without paying taxes, some without even having a trace they were here.

    The tourist/immigration trends have been hugely different to the visiting trends.
     
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    I'll take that bet!
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Yeah man same here regarding casinos. Flooded with Asians ... especially the older ones who dominate the slot machines.

    sure you will, Abu ;)
     
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    The Chinese were actually some of the earliest migrants to Australia. Came here in the late 18th century to mine for gold.
     
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    Happy to take anything you're willing to bet that I have no Sri Lankian in me at all :p

    Yeah that's true, they didn't predate the poms sending their filth and scum over here but the Chinese were happy to off load boats and boats of them to make it rich in our mines, or more so make those who owned the mines rich and pay the workers a pittance.
     
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  18. Terasophe

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    @Slammed
    Practicing more knots
    And I made the dumb mistake of not actually learning the application of most of these. So could you help with some general applications to some, like the bowline, figure 8, sheet bend, etc?
     
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    Wrong thread g-unit.
     

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