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Curious Adelaide: Unusual uses of the Adelaide Park Lands over time. mobile.abc.net.au/news/20…
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Can a YOUNG FAMILY (1 or 2 kids) LEAN FIRE in Australia with only 1.25 million AUD today - here's the case- happy to be pointed out if I have gotten some things wrong

I will start off my saying the ideas I am proposing are not for most people - this is a VERY LEAN approach for a family who wants to stop working for money ASAP and values time/freedom much higher than annual spending power. This is very basic living - and abandoning most societal expectations regarding spending e.g. nice cars/houses/furniture/holidays/gifts/events/weddings etc

Nothing posted here is financial advice, just a general case discussion.

I am trying to make the case that a family of two adults and either one or two children (definitely no more than 2, wont be affordable) could FIRE, even in their 30s or 40s, with just 1.25 million, if they are willing to make some BIG spending sacrifices. If I am missing something I am happy to be proven wrong

I am assuming they are currently renters, and already owning a basic car, and some basic furniture

Ok so here's the scenario. The family hypothetically has 1.25 million AUD sitting in cash in 2021 dollars, today. This is outside of super (I'm ignoring super completely, any super is a bonus)

(1) they immediately use $370,000 (including stamp duty which isn't much especially at this price/if FHB) to buy a PPOR house outright. This would be a basic 3 bedroom and 1 or 2 bathrooms, on a small land plot. Of course you can't find this anywhere near Sydney or Melbourne or even in most in demand areas in other major cities. However here are a few places where such a deal may be possible:

-in a few suburbs of Perth (e.g. 40 mins north or south of the city) (admittedly not the best reputations)

-in a few suburbs of Adelaide (mostly north and south of the city, without going too north)

-in many rural areas, including in NSW (e.g. wagga, albury/wodonga) and of course many other rural centres throughout the country

(2) they use a further $30k to finalise furniture/appliances, get a solar system set up to minimise future power bills, make additions to the house etc

(3) this leaves 850k. Pop 800k into vas/vgs/vgad/vge etc with world market cap distribution. Half in each adults name (400k each). A portfolio with 20% aus and 80% int will have approx 2-3% dividend yield (to come in later)

leave 50k in 'HISA' to mitigate sequence of returns risk, only use this when/if market is down >30% from ATH in first 7 years. if it does and the 50k runs out, drawdown from portfolio as usual. If any or all of the 50k still remains after 7 years, invest it into equities. Either way you will be 100% equities after 7 y

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Fuel Trucks Late

I was on a long, long drive. To see my love, Elise. Or was it Elsie? I'm not sure, it's been so long since I could see her face properly. Can't even remember it. Been sitting here on this verandah, for what seems like forever. So tired. So dusty. So many flies.

You see my love had moved interstate for a job. Our great plan was for her to take up this fantastic job offer, and whilst I pushed for my transfer in my government job, to try the long distance relationship thing. Should only have been a few months, maybe a year. And if it so happened that I hadn't been transferred in a year, I was going to quit and try to find work over there. Solid plan. So I was on my way too her. To my ... Emily was it? No matter. I'm forgetting the strangest things these days. But I was driving across the outback of New South Wales. To describe the land in words has been a challenge for so many authors. Nothing does it justice. Harsh, it was most certainly that. Wide. Flat. Brutal. Dry. Red. Desert or Outback just doesn't capture the feel of it.

On the coast, towns are 50 odd kilometres apart. Running distance for Cobb'n'Co stagecoaches. Towns just naturally sprang up where they'd rest back in the day. But out here, towns were 500, 600 kilometres apart. Tank of fuel. All the others tended to wither away, reclaimed by the desert. Forgotten. Occasionally you'd see a random wall of a house. Jutting out of the landscape. Nothing else around it. The last piece to be consumed. Sometimes all the exterior walls. Or a few buildings huddled together as they melt under the outback sun and wind and dust. Out here, the two most critical things were water and fuel. Run out of either and it's pretty much a death sentence. After all. It's very easy to be the only living human for 100's of kilometres out here. Very easy to get lost and never heard of again.

I'd left the sea salt spray of the coast early morning, drive all day and most of the night. Expecting to do an overnight out in the desert at a town I knew well, then finish off the trip by about lunch time the next day. All up about just shy of 2000 kilometres. And apart from the first 400-500, I didn't expect to see very many people. I gassed the car in Sydney, including the handful of spare 10l tins in the boot. I'd have a range of about 1100-1200 kilometres between stops, but I'd never let it get to that point. A couple of water drums in the boot gave me about 40 litres. Overkill? Perhaps. But if things went wrong I could be

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Published: The Great Aussie Journey

One of the greatest journeys to ever take around Australia is to play golf in every state and territory. This journey is epic and involves travel of 23,341kms!

Our great brown land

Your adventure begins in Australia’s most populated city, Sydney. You are picked up at the airport by your tour guide and taken to the transfer lounge to get changed into your golf gear. Your first flight is a leisurely 3 hours (2,556kms) out to Alice Springs.

The course highlights some of Australia’s major tourist attractions and some that you may have not heard of. Many of these sites are World Heritage listed. Three tees (Aussie green and gold as well as a white set along with 4 pin positions, ranging from relatively easy through to day 4 pins.

1st hole. The spiritual and literal heart of Australia is Uluru, what used to be known as Ayres Rock. Our first World Heritage listed site on our journey, but far from our last. A straight par 4 to get you going. Don’t hit it into South Australia on the right, it’s out of bounds.

Gold: 426m (466yd) Green: 383m (419yd) White: 366m (400yd)

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2nd hole. From Ulura we fly east for 1,663kms to Longreach. Located in central west Queensland, Longreach is the birthplace of Qantas airways. The runway is faithfully reproduced with the correct designations at each end and you can see the Qantas museum. A long par 4 with a slight dogleg left. Be aware the runway is OB.

Gold: 446m (488yd) Green: 428m (468yd) White: 401m (438yd)

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3rd hole. We fly north for 744kms to the Daintree forest region and the Atherton tablelands located in northern Queensland. Our second World Heritage listed site and you will notice the change of conditions with the deep forest and high humidity. This par 5 has two local waterfalls along the right hand side. The tee shot hits towards the Millaa Milla Falls and then the green sits in front of the Tchupala Falls.

Gold: 675m (738yd) Green: 629m (688yd) White: 587m (641yd)

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A Summer of Hiking in Tasmania, Australia (Jan-Feb 2021)

Pic for the preview: me on top of Cradle Mountain

On 10 January 2021, I arrived in Tasmania together with my vehicle from mainland Australia on a ferry across the Bass Strait.

It was my first time in Tasmania, and I was looking forward to hiking Tasmania's most prominent trails this summer, with the exception of those that were currently closed, such as Mt. Anne's Circuit.

Fast forward to almost two months later, and I've done pretty much all the hikes I had set out to do:

  1. Overland Track (65km before side trips)
  2. Walls of Jerusalem (20km before side trips)
  3. Western Arthur's Traverse (about 53km)
  4. Frenchmans Cap (54km)
  5. South Coast Track (87km)

Instead of writing separate and long-winded trip reports for each trail, I've decided to condense my experiences here in one post. However, feel free to ask after more details than I mentioned.

Weather

Tasmanian weather can be wildly variable and not easily forecast. I did get a fair bit of precipitation on the Overland Track and the Western Arthur's Traverse. However, maybe I was lucky, but I never experienced the notorious "four seasons, even in summer" that Parks Tasmania and some Tasmanians always bring up as justifications for bringing a full-fledged four-season setup on summer trips. They made me hope for snow, but unfortunately I didn't get any. The most I got was tiny hail at the Labyrinth and Acropolis when I was on a side trip from the Overland Track.

But other than erratic and changeable weather, I didn't find temperature ranges much more extreme than three seasons, i.e. nothing wider in range compared to what I've experienced elsewhere in Australia -- I had a 0-30°C range on my trips throughout this summer in Tasmania, which was also roughly the same temperature range I experienced on the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia in autumn.

What I Packed

Here's my general LighterPack for my trips in Tassie. My base pack weight is likely to have always been below 5kg, and my total pack weight not more than 13kg (I tended to overpack my food). I also didn't add it to my LighterPack, but I did bring paper maps for the Overland Track and the Walls of Jerusalem, since I happened to have them.

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Awaya, Straya!

We’re down under in Australia the 6th largest country by land area Our 6 states and two territories that have capitals in all that you’ll learn with ease I’m South Australia An Australian state you see And Here is Adelaide It’s my Capital city I am defined by my extreme wilderness and my Great Australian Bight lined with its sheer cliffs I’m Western Australia Australia’s largest state My capitals name in Perth And it’s really great I’m an expansive state mostly made up of dry outback terrain The Indian Ocean’s to my North and West As I do explain My name is Queensland I’m an Australian state too and my capital city’s Brisbane now isn’t that cool I am home to the world’s largest and important coral reef system It’s the Great Barrier Reef an abundant ecosystem Hello I’m Victoria a state of Australia Melbourne is my capital Maybe there I will see ya The Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park Home to penguins, seals, seabirds and of course sharks We’re down under in Australia the 6th largest country by land area Our 6 states and two territories that have capitals in all that you’ll learn with ease I am Tasmania an Australian state My capital is Hobart to you this info I donate I’m the 26th largest island in the world to date come to see my endangered Tasmanian devil before it’s too late I am New South Wales The last Australian State Come to visit my capital city Sydney soon Aye mate My Sydney Opera House is a popular place to be and I’m surrounded by the waters of the Tasman Sea I am Australia’s Northern Territory I have a capital named Darwin and it’s my largest city I am famous for my outback desert landscapes it’s true Mostly for my Ayers Rock It also called Uluru I’m the Australian Capital Territory called ACT Canberra is the name of Australia’s capital city The federal district’s forest, farmland and nature reserves Earned Canberra its nickname the “Bush Capital” that I’m sure We’re down under in Australia the 6th largest country by land area Our 6 states and two territories that have capitals in all that you’ll learn with ease We’re down under in Australia the 6th largest country by land area Our 6 states and two territories that have capitals in all that you’ll learn with ease

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Opinions and suggestions

Hi All

I have a small question where I would like to seek your opinion if possible. The locations I am referring too are in Adelaide.

So if you have to buy your first property and its just you but your family visits you often ( So there can be about 4 people together for 3 months/ year roughly and rest of the period just 2 people. What will you buy? Option 1: Unit 58m2 Camden Park ( 2 Bed rooms- recently rennovated but built in 1960 and has tiny bathroom) ( 30 mins to city by public transport) under 10 km. Can be rented at $310 Option 2: 683 m2 house - Parafield Gardens ( 45 mins by public transport) 16 kms from city, old house built up area around 120 m2 and total land is say 400-500 m2 ( Built in 1966) Can be rented at $310

House is roughly $100,000 more than the unit price.

Ofcourse capital appreciation will be more in House but I will be able to pay off unit much faster and will be able to be debt free sooner but not much capital appreciation. Unit seems like less risk and more comfortable but definitely capital appreciation will be way less considering the tiny area.

Also, I am 31 years now if it matters.

Thanks guys

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NSW case updates and discussion; 17 December, 2020

This post consists of news and information regarding the current COVID-19 situation in NSW. Stay tuned, as this post is being updated as information arises. Genome sequencing results should be available by approximately 7:00pm tonight.

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BREAKING NEWS:

>Victorian and South Australian authorities have told us they are not looking to close their borders to NSW at this time but will monitor the situation

>The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee are meeting at 8pm amid fears over the worsening COVID-19 situation in NSW. Will they recommend shutting borders? Vic closed the border with SA when 15 new cases emerged there last month. NSW now at 17.

>From midday tomorrow, anyone who was in the beaches LGA will not be able to visit Queensland's residential aged care facilities, hospitals or correctional facilities. 
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>Any arrivals from NSW into WA since last Friday must self-quarantine immediately. This extends to people they have been in contact with in that time.

  • 6:40PM; NSW PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT - NORTHERN BEACHES (source will be provided when available)

>NSW Health can advise that 17 cases of COVID-19 have now been identified in the Northern Beaches area, including cases diagnosed yesterday and today.
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What's Happening in CT 2/20/20 - 2/23/20

Thursday, February 20th, 2020:

  • "Pride and Prejudice", February 19 - March 8
    This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this Pride and Prejudice for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Thu. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $17.50-$40. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd. West Hartford, CT
  • 39th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, February 20 - 23
    The colorful, fragrant show covers almost three acres with the 2020 theme, "Connecticut Springs into Earth Day, " with creative and practical ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers alike. Highlights include: Over an acre of gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardens. The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut's 2020 Advance Standard Flower Show: more than 12,000 square feet of a design, horticulture and photography competition with more than 500 judged entries, all with the "Spring into Connecticut" theme. Over 300 booths of displays, activities, and shopping. More than 80 hours of seminars. Thu. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $18, seniors (Thu. and Fri. only) $16, children (5-12) $5, under 5 free. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT

Friday, February 21st, 2020:

  • 39th Annual Southeastern Connecticut Home Show February 21 - 23
    Offers a diverse array of home products and services by local, state, and national vendors, presenting innovative and imaginative displays. Local crafts on display as well in a Home Show that combines high tech with hometown flair. Fri. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Adults $10, seniors $8, children (12 and under) free. Earth Expo & Convention Cente
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I saw four movies (Come True, Cosmic Sin, Yes Day, Cherry)

First up was Come True

"Come True" is the kind of movie you don't want to analyze until you've seen it two times. I've only seen it once, and afterwards I thought I knew what had happened, but was nagged by the idea that certain things might not have happened the way I thought they had. Certainly it's entertaining as it rolls along, and there is a requirement for the audience to do some heavy lifting. It has one of those plots that doubles back on itself like an Escher staircase. You get along splendidly one step at a time, but when you get to the top floor you find yourself on the bottom landing. If it's any consolation, its hero is as baffled as we are.

The story is grounded in the struggles of Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone), whose dreams we see through tours of her sleeping mind. There are long hallways, spiraling staircases, doors and dark holes, giant open spaces, and empty voids littered with stone pillars. Amidst the gloomy monochrome of these places are bodies, frozen in space and time - sometimes in uncomfortable positions, curled or bent, or in unnatural states, with their heads stuck inside the walls. In these sojourns, there is only one end: a gaunt, shadowy figure, with its body hunched and its face obscured in the darkness.

Sarah is a high school student from an abusive household, who spends her restless nights sleeping at friends' places, or on a local playground. She is having those strange dreams of halls and doors and that obscure figure, and it's obviously giving her difficulty with sleep. One day, she finds a flyer for a sleep study being conducted by a local college. It pays, and it guarantees that Sarah will have a bed for the duration of the study. She signs up, and is selected to participate. A few bits of background detail for Sarah are offered - but nothing too personal, as she keeps it light with her interviewer and eventual minder Anita (Carlee Ryski). The study is more involved than Sarah initially expects; she's forced to wear bulky pajamas that are connected to sensors for various readings of brain waves and physiology.

The cold, sterile air of the lab, with its fluorescent lighting and glowing monitors, is icy and uncomfortable. Sarah and her fellow participants sleep. Her dreams continue, and the next morning, one of the scientists shows her a series of pictures. One of those images causes Sarah to have a panic attack; it looks like the silhouetted face of the figure

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Participating Local Stores

Official List

Here is the official list of participating stores (excluding Asia and Africa):

Community List

List any known participating local stores below who are stocking the Digimon Card Game. Please specify where the store is located and provide a link to their website if they have one. I'll add them to this chart if you provide enough information. Please write them in this format so it's easy for me to copy and paste. Also please don't abbreviate states in USA as I don't know what they are.

NATION REGION STORE
EUROPE
Austria Wien,Bezirk Mariahilf Spielraum
Austria Mödling, Bezirk Mödling Mawo Cards
Finland Helsinki, Uusimaa Poromagia
Finland Lahti, Päijänne Tavastia Puolenkuun Pelit
Finland Tampere, Pirkanmaa Puolenkuun Pelit
Finland Turku, Finland Proper Puolenkuun Pelit
Germany Oldenburg, Lower Saxony Itemstar
Germany Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Hiveworld
Germany Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia Mage Store
Germany Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Raid'n'Trade
Germany Saarbrücken, Saarland Dragon Lord Games
Hungary Budapest Metagame
Ireland Dublin, Lucan Tabletop
Ireland Dún Laoghaire, Dublin The Warchest
The Netherlands - Summoner
The Netherlands Arnhem, Gelderland GamerzParadize
Portugal Lisbon Combo Zone
Portugal Lisbon [PT Merch](http://pt
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Best Gardens from Australia

A garden landscape is a perfect place to unwind. A place where we mostly spend our free time to connect with our environment.

If you’re looking for some great inspirations and ideas, you should consider visiting some of these gardens.

Adelaide Botanic Garden

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One of the best gardens in Australia with about 50 hectares of well-maintained gardens and stunning architecture. You can find a lot of different plant species in this garden.

The Garden of Health is located in the western part of Adelaide Botanic Garden. Coming from the name itself, this garden shows the great contribution of plants to pharmaceutical and modern medicine.

You can also find an Australian Forest with a great diversity of Australian plants and trees from over 150 years ago.

First Creek Wetland, also at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, was launched last 2013 to help inform the community about wetlands and how important they are for the environment.

Alice Springs Desert Park

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Alice Springs Desert Park is a great way of showing how diverse Australia’s central desert is. Here, you can learn how plants, animals, and humans blend in the arid regions.

You can find animals like frogs, spiders, kangaroos, owls, and many more in this desert park. You can also go here for a Nocturnal Tour.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

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The Australian National Botanic Gardens have a wide scientific collection of native plants from different parts of Australia. They also cultivate plants that are threatened in the wild. In this way, they can protect the plants against possible extinction. They are also able to learn how to effectively propagate them in the wild.

With almost 83,000 plants scattered across 40 hectares of land, the Australian National Botanic Gardens have the largest scientific collection of Australian native plants. If you want to know

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The Battle of Brisbane: An in-depth look at the top three contenders for the expansion of the NRL

Hey all,

Revs here with a brief postulation on the main contenders for the NRL Expansion. This will be Brisbane focused as PVL has indicated this is where the next team will be.

I have been fortunate enough in the last 5 years to have worked alongside many of the clubs in and around both the QRL & NRL in certain capacities. It has given me unfetted access to staff, players and heads of clubs to see how they really tick from the inside.

I have loved every minute of it but in the interests of not doxxing myself I won't go into that part any further, BUT, I think it gives me a chance to show you guys what the two clubs who are vying for promotion from the QRL are like. I have excluded the Jets due to my personal bias, but I doubt anyone took the Western Corridor bid seriously anyway, their website hasn't been updated since 2012 and all is quiet on the western front ... I'll see myself out.

So much like online cooking recipe, I'll stop the waffle and get into the meat.


The Brisbane Bombers

The Brisbane Bomber Consortium is filled with rich blokes, some of whom used to bank roll the Broncos at one point (the paddock club et. al.). There's good money behind it and the ambition to succeed against the Broncos in a Brisbane v Brisbane world. There was talk that they would form part of a bid in conjunction with the Jets, but that seems to have fallen by the wayside with an update on their site saying that they are solely Brisbane City focused.

Pros: Fresh start, so no dead weight to bring into the comp and have a chance to create a bit of fever pitch before launching. Has great business acumen and the backing of the Sunshine Coast City Council, meaning they'll probably jag Sunshine Coast Falcons as a feeder coming into it.

Colours are original, the branding looks great and seems to be headed up by people who at least understand what it takes to succeed also are collectively worth a few million; worth noting that the consortium includes Rugby League icons Billy Moore & Scott Sattler.

They are passionate about what they want and have indicated that like South Sydney, they want to be community owned and with the board overseeing operations.

Cons: They don't have any history with Brisbane & most people see them here as big business trying to be an NRL team trying to emulate the success and profits of the Broncos. Massive expenses to start up; No

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First Time Watching Doctor Who - Series 4 REVIEW

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED - 6/10

The Doctor is without companion once again and the Titanic has crashed into the TARDIS, but it’s actually an alien replica starship that’s modelled on the Titanic - it sort of reminds me of in The End of the World when all the rich people gather to watch the sun burn and everything’s glamorized and not remembered entirely correctly. KYLIE MINOGUE IS IN THIS EPISODE! I love Kylie, it’s so random that she’s here but I don’t care. The Doctor can’t resist a party and puts on his black tie to join in, and we get introduced to the supporting ensemble as he ventures around. Kylie is playing Astrid, a waitress, who the Doctor takes a shine to early on - she feels similar to Rose already, dead-end job wishing to see more, the Doctor also warms to her very quickly in a similar way. The Doctor’s definitely got a thing for blondes. They take a trip to see Earth and I really like that we get a callback to the other Christmas specials where disaster always happens on Earth. But then we get the Titanic plot, who’d have thought a spaceship named after the Titanic would crash? But it’s Doctor Who so it’s not just a disaster movie, the Angels that act as servants are turning evil and killing people with their halos. Then just as I’m starting to really love Astrid she sacrifices herself to save the Doctor. It’s such a bittersweet ending, especially as it didn’t do the usual trope of killing off the characters we’re supposed to dislike, because life doesn’t really work like that. This episode felt more Christmas-y than the last series’ Christmas special which I liked, even if it was a little cheesy.

EPISODE 1 - PARTNERS IN CRIME - 8/10

Donna’s back, and she’s regretted not accepting the Doctor’s offer to travel with him. She’s out investigating trying to cross paths with the Doctor. Someone commented on my Series 2 review about Sarah Jane having met the Doctor investigating as a journalist, and I feel like there’s some inspiration there with Donna doing similar though she’s already met the Doctor and is trying to cross paths again. Sarah Lancashire is playing the villainous Mrs Foster, whose weight loss pills turn your body fat into cute little aliens! I really like the change in design of the monster, that the little aliens are entirely innocent and cute looking - especially the one sliding down the car. Donna finally finds the Doctor again in the middle of Mrs Foster’s big confessional scene with a less successful sneaky jo

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Bushfire control: Farmers zero in on roadside vegetation, park management, amid plans for $37m hazard reduction burn boost adelaidenow.com.au/busine…
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Worth starting in Pittsburgh?

My adult daughter and I are in the planning stages. Still not sure how much we’re doing. I was thinking we’d start just outside of Pittsburgh and avoid the hassle. She insists on doing them whole thing, ‘starting from the start.’

Is there any real compelling reason to ‘start from the start’?

Our skill level: I used to bike commute in downtown Chicago, but I have no need to relive city traffic. I usually do a couple of 15-18 mile rides a week. She used to bike commute in Salzburg. I doubt we do more than 30 miles a day, with loaded bikes.

Thanks! I can’t wait for this trip. It will be first bikepacking for both of us.

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Dr. Morrigan's Case Files: Carrie or Annette

Adelaide, Hannah, Anson, Ryan, Ryan's Addendum

“How’re you feeling today?” Dr. Cullen asked, walking into the room with a laptop tucked under his arm. Even though I wasn’t his patient, he still stopped by every morning to see how I was doing after being poisoned earlier in the week.

“Okay, I guess,” I lied. I wasn’t okay. Being stuck in that hospital room for the past few days was making me go a little stir crazy. But I was trying to behave.

“Really?” he feigned surprise, “I figured you’d be climbing up the walls by now.” He grabbed the chair from the corner of the room, pulled it next to my bed, and sat down.

“Something tells me this is more than the usual welfare check,” I said, sitting up in bed as he pulled the rolling tray over and set his laptop on top of it.

“Since you’re stuck here, and have nothing better to do.” He opened the laptop and turned it on, “I was hoping I could get your help with something.”

“Of course,” I agreed, eager to have something to do.

He turned the laptop around so I could see the screen before pushing a button that started the video he had waiting.

The video showed a young girl, repeatedly throwing herself against the door of one of the hospital’s padded rooms. She kept screaming, “Let me out,” over and over again.

“What’s wrong with the sound?” I asked, noticing that the pitch of the girl’s voice seemed to change each time she screamed.

“Nothing,” Dr. Cullen replied, “That’s how she really sounds.”

I continued to watch the video, but it didn’t reveal anything new. The child was clearly disturbed.

When the video ended, Dr. Cullen closed the laptop and pursed his lips, waiting for me to say something.

“Who is she?”

“We don’t know,” he said, “The police brought her in last night, but she was too combative to process. Every attempt to sedate her has been unsuccessful. It took us forever just to get her into that room.”

“Has she showed any signs of slowing down?”

“Nope, she’s been going steady all night,” he sighed i

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Dr. Morrigan's Case Files: Tobie's Bug Bite

Previous Case Files: Adelaide, Hannah, Anson, Ryan, Ryan's Addendum, Carrie

AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED ALL 32 BODIES FOUND ON SALT CREEK PROPERTY! the headline read.

I pushed the paper away from me, not wanting to think about that night. It had been almost a month since it happened, but it still felt like yesterday to me. That is why I was currently sitting in a diner, eating breakfast on my way to Camp Curiosity. Paige, the owner of the camp is one of my oldest friends, and every year she tries to get me to come out and join them. When she called and asked if I could fill in for the current camp doctor, who had to leave unexpectedly, I agreed to help, happy to have something to do to distract me from my thoughts.

When I pulled up to the camp’s office an hour later, Paige stepped out with a huge smile on her face, waving her hand in greeting,

“How was the drive?” she asked, walking over to the car as I got out.

“Not too bad,” I replied, returning the smile as best I could.

“I can’t believe you’re finally here after all these years,” she declared, wrapping her arms around me.

“You know how work is,” I started to explain after she released me from the hug, but she cut me off with a wave of your hand.

“It doesn’t matter,” Paige said, “You’re here now.” I could tell she was excited to have me there.

I felt bad that I wasn’t able to share her enthusiasm.

“Grab your stuff,” she pointed at the car, “And I’ll show you where you’re staying.”

After taking my bags out of the trunk, I followed Paige to a small cabin situated at the back of the camp, not far from the lake. A large sign hung above the door, its faded red letters spelling out the word INFIRMARY.

Paige pulled out a set of keys and unlocked the door. “After you,” she said, gesturing for me to enter first.

The room I walked into was set up like an out of date hospital exam room, minus the sterile white

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[EVENT] Native

[ref]

A slight issue has arisen, namely, a large influx of Kiwi refugees, fleeing the violence in their home nation, have made use of the PCA's (and the Old Commonwealth's) and New Zealand's cooperation and have landed on the eastern coast. Over half a million people, without homes, jobs, and nearly without hopes, have come to our shores, not dissimilar to how Australia was as a colony.

While this presents a unique and unforeseen problem, it's my job to ensure their safety. As such, I've presented a bill in Parliament to allocate resources previously set aside for foreign aid to New Zealand, now unneeded for the time being, to solving the refugee crisis.

The plan is twofold; while the housing market has only just recovered from the Civil War, it's likely to crash once again if we stand idle. Alongside the Arcology Project, we'll begin a Minor Arcology Project. While these "superstructures" will be nowhere near as massive as the Henry Parkes Tower, they will be large enough to house large multitudes of people, as well as financial, commercial, and governmental districts. We'll be setting up one of these in every major city on the East Coast.

City Arcology Name
Sydney James Cook Tower
Melbourne John Batman Tower
Adelaide Saxe-Meiningen Tower
Brisbane Matthew Flinders Tower

Alongside the "Minor Arcology Project", I've discussed with the Prime Minister a possibility of developing the outlying districts of most major Eastern cities from suburban neighborhoods to urban industrial centres, in the hopes of creating more jobs for the influx (and a projected population boom, but that's a beast for a different day). He's open to it, but concerned. In any case, we'll sit on the Arcologies, probably completed sometime with in the next few years. For the time being, the Australian Land Force is being tasked with processing refugees, interring them as citizens, and setting up refugee shelters. We might get out ahead of all this.

On a related note, I've made a public announcement that all Kiwis that flee the fighting will find a home here, and can and will be allowed to apply for citizenship nearly immediately. I've extended this to all OFTEN members, as well. In addition, the normal stipulations regardi

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A Top 100 CANZUK Travel Bucket List

Oxford Cityscape

Hi all, I'm an American who supports CANZUK since we need a strong West to stand up to China and Russia. I think CANZUK, the EU, and USA together would be a very powerful tri-pillar alliance to restore the democratic order in these increasingly illiberal times.

Though I won't be able to enjoy unfettered movement across CANZUK, Americans do still get 6 months visa-free travel to Canada and the U.K. per year, and 3 months to Australia and New Zealand, so I could technically tour CANZUK for 1.5 years before returning home to Virginia.

As such, I wanted to share this Top 100 CANZUK travel bucket list I made. If CANZUK were ever to materialize, I'd love to celebrate by taking a tour through your beautiful countries.

I did substantial research in picking these, but obviously haven't been to many (eyeballing it, I've only do 10 or so), so please let me know, as locals, if you have any advice or better places to swap out for. Thanks and best of luck CANZUK!

If there's interest, I can also turn it into a formal bucket list, like the one I made for the USA here: https://www.listchallenges.com/the-ultimate-usa-wonders-list

Australia (Commonwealth of)

  1. Blue Mountains
  2. Bungle Bungle Range and Purnululu National Park
  3. Canberra, Parliament House
  4. Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks
  5. Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park
  6. Gold Coast
  7. Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea
  8. Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles
  9. Hobart, Museum of Old and New Art
  10. Hobart, Salamanca Market
  11. Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land
  12. Kangaroo Island
  13. Lord Howe Island
  14. Melbourne, Brighton Bathing Boxes
  15. Melbourne, Flinders Street Station
  16. Melbourne, Luna Park
  17. Melbourne, Melbourne Cricket Ground
  18. Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market
  19. Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building
  20. Melbourne, Saint Paul's Cathedral
  21. Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance
  22. Perth, Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  23. Sydney, Bondi Beach
  24. Sydney, Manly Beach
  25. Sydney, Queen Victoria Building
  26. Sydney, The Rocks
  27. Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge
  28. Sydney, Sydney Opera House
  29. Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  30. Whitsunday Islands

Canada

  1. Auyuittuq National Park and Thor Peak
  2. Banff National Park
  3. Bay of Fundy
  4. B
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r/ AFL Compendium of History – AFL Collapse: How the Carlton Blues almost built a dynasty, but then accidentally hit the self-destruct button.

Greetings everybody. The topic I wanted to cover for the History Compendium is inspired by SB Nation's Collapse, a really interesting series on how a sports team or athlete can collapse quickly, and go from a strong team, to a weak one. I don't even follow most of the sports they discuss, but I still find it interesting, as rarely does such a collapse happen due to a single event; normally it takes multiple events to truly make it set in, such as Sega dropping out of the console manufacturing business. The Carlton Football Club, after spending much of the 2000s in disarray, seemed on the precipice of success in the start of the 2012 season. They had returned to finals in 2009 through 2011, and had a strong list that was danger to contend with. Advertisements told their fans that “they know we’re coming” and “can you smell what the blues are cooking?”, building on the hype and anticipation many were having. Everyone knew that the list was on the verge of greatness, and one that had 16 players aged 22-25, and was absolutely entering its prime, with coach Brett Ratten, and a squad including Chris Judd, Chris Yarran, Jarrad Waite, Andrew Carazzo, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy, Bryce Gibbs, Jeff Garlett, Heath Scotland, Andrew Walker, Bret Thornton and Mitch Robinson. The common thread between those players and coach? All of them were gone in just a few years.

Blue Velvet, 1995-2001

In 1995, the Carlton Football Club had been in serious discussions with other clubs, including St Kilda and North Melbourne, to merge into a new entity. Things were dire for some Victorian clubs, and the Blues saw the potential in forming a superteam by plundering other clubs players. The AFL was also offering financial incentives to merge, at a time when equalisation payments were nowhere near as high as they are now, and the AFL was actively seeking to reduce the number of clubs in the suburbs of Melbourne. These discussions were scattered to the wind when Carlton finished the 1995 season with a 20-2 record, their best ever, and won their 16th Premiership, putting them ahead of arch-nemesis Essendon as the most successful club in the AFL. Carlton was a strong team for basically its entire history, and it looked like smooth sailing up ahead. But the future was actually more like the Israelite’s 40 ye

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Aussie suggestions 🇦🇺

Mr Ballen. Gday Mr Ballen, Loving your channel, Thank you for the entertainment while I feed my newborn baby girl. You are keeping me sane! I’m so invested in your channel, I hope you like my following suggestions.

So I’m from Australia, and I thought maybe you should do some Australian edition videos?

The following immediately come to mind and are all internationally famous or at least were in their time before going cold.

  1. Dingo stole my baby
  2. Disappearance of PM Harold Holt
  3. Disappearance of the Beaumont children
  4. Wolf creek (Ivan Milat)

“Dingo stole my baby” - disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain. In 1980 a family camping at Uluru (which hosts Ayers Rock, an internationally recognised rock, now protected and as of last year unable to climb due to Indigenous Australians claiming heritage/sacred land)

Two months old Azaria and her family go camping. She is sleeping in a bassinet in the tent when they hear snarls and next thing they know she is gone. Blood is found and the body of the baby Azaria is never found. I believe a dress covered in blood was found near a den. The debate has always been was it the mother or father who killed her, or was it actually the dingo? The way the mother reacted in the medi was forced to look guilty and she was eventually sent to prison. No one actually knows for sure what happened. If the dingo really did take the baby.

No such case has been reported again but I do know of cases in national parks where there has been an infant (around 18 months old) and a dingo has climbed through a car window and tried to pull out the kid. Sustaining various injuries. Nothing however has ever been as famous. It is an infamous story and a great debate between Australians as for ‘did the dingo really steal the baby?’

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Azaria_Chamberlain

Second case. The disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt. Now Australia is very different to the US where we don’t get taught barely anything about our leadership history and who runs the country. So as a kid I did not learn about this at school and I daresay a lot of young Australians do not know of him either, if they even know right now who is running the country. I find it very peculiar that a Prime minister can just disappear without a trace and then that’s just that.

To be honest I learnt of him as a young teenager watching a ‘Red bull energy drink’ advert where someone drinks a red bull and does the ‘ole’ Harold Holt’ because red

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AFLW Sign and Trade: Master Post

Hi everyone!

Going to keep an eye on incoming signings and list changes as we go along, don’t hesitate to post any articles that you see and give me a poke if I haven’t updated!

Hope you’re all staying safe and well, and we’ll be back at Ikon Park for season 2021 soon 🍩❤️

Points worth remembering for this trade period:

  • The trade period runs until Wednesday 12th of August, however players can continue to be re-signed and restricted free agents (new in 2020) can move clubs until Monday, 17th of August.

  • Players qualify for restricted free agent status if their club offer a lower-tier contract than they were previously on. If a rival club has a better offer, their existing club can either match or allow the player to freely move.

  • Delisted free agents may still find a new home until 2pm, Friday 21 August, after which the AFLW draft order will be confirmed.

  • Clubs can sign up to 27 players (including up to three rookies) before the draft, a date for which has not yet been set.

  • The Victorian draft nomination rule (players could choose Geelong, Melbourne metro or Victoria) will no longer be in effect this year. The rule - which gave players a degree of choice if they were unwilling or unable to travel for the part-time competition - was only in place for Geelong's first two seasons.

  • For the vast majority of these signings, I’m taking a best guess on the length unless specifically stated by the clubs in their announcements. If I’ve had any slip-ups, pls let me know so I can update!

Day 1 Wrap
Day 2 Wrap
Day 3 Wrap
Day 4 Wrap
Day 5 Wrap
Day 6 Wrap
Day 7 Wrap
Day 8 Wrap

##Adelaide Crows:

Signed:

  • Najwa Allen, 1yr
  • Sarah Allen, until 2021
  • Chelsea Biddell, 1yr
  • Hannah Button, 1yr
  • Ailish Considine, 1yr
  • Dayna Cox, 1yr
  • Angela
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Subreddit Stats: WarshipPorn top posts from 2020-10-31 to 2020-11-29 09:42 PDT

Period: 28.87 days

Submissions Comments
Total 860 10122
Rate (per day) 29.78 319.75
Unique Redditors 172 2752
Combined Score 211059 97342

###Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 28503 points, 108 submissions: /u/_Sunny--

  2. [4288 x 2848] USS Oriskany was laid down in 1944 and sunk in 2006 to create an artificial reef. (3234 points, 174 comments)

  3. [4288 x 2848] USS Midway as a museum in San Diego. (2600 points, 153 comments)

  4. [2680 x 1804] The panzerschiffe Admiral Graf Spee. (2229 points, 121 comments)

  5. [1575 x 1056] How does one take a photograph with all 9 of HMS Rodney's 16" guns as the background? Like this! (2103 points, 52 comments)

  6. [4256 x 2832] The boat at the front should give an idea as to the size of Pyotr Velikiy (1929 points, 129 comments)

  7. [1600 x 1158] Sailors practice close-defense techniques on board a British capital ship, Renown-class is my best guess. (1851 points, 52 comments)

  8. [2248 x 1794] HMS Dreadnought welcoming spectators in Portsmouth. Notice the special staircase for the guests leading up to the compass platform. HMS Victory is in the background. (1284 points, 53 comments)

  9. [3000 x 2401] The funnel of USS Lexington CV-2 at its highest point was ~39 meters high from the waterline, the same measurement with Battleship Fusou's pagoda mast is 40 meters. (1226 points, 62 comments)

  10. [7200 x 4000] Graphic overview of the state of Japanese battleship Musashi when the wreck was found, by the USS Flier project. (657 points, 30 comments)

  11. [1200 x 675] Pyotr Velikiy leaving Kronstadt. (570 points, 39 comments)

  12. 12797 points, 29 submissions: /u/Saturn_Ecplise

  13. [So apparently this is the size of the flag of France Nelson's

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Elizabeth 'lovely' and 'gorgeous' according to Domain TV and Channel 9 v.redd.it/pifbqby6rkx31
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Another disappearance on Australia's Highway of Death - what happened to backpacker Tony Jones?

The Highway of Death

It begins with a highway, and has yet to come to a satisfying conclusion. Dropping like flies, at least 11 people have now been known to have disappeared from the desolate 900km stretch of road between Townsville and Mount Isa, Queensland. Small children murdered, hitch hikers missing without a trace, backpackers buried underneath the bridge. Some say it’s the perfect crime – no people or civilisation for miles. Some ponder a spree killer, taking the opportunity to murder as it arises. Cases stretch as far back as fifty years ago, and have occurred as recently as 2017. Today, I’m only interested in one, and that is the disappearance of Tony Jones, missing since November 3rd, 1982.

Tony Jones

Tony Jones was an Australian backpacker, from Perth, Western Australia. He was coming to the end of a six months working holiday, having already visited Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney.

Tony was travelling in tandem with his brother Tim, having already met up in Mackay and Airlie Beach, and had spent some time together in Townsville, North Queensland, before making the trip home to Perth. Whilst Tony was hitchhiking alone, his brother Tim was cycling alone from place to place. In Townsville, the brothers met up and shared a caravan with two fellow travellers at the Sun City Caravan Park in Rosslea for a week. On October 28, 1982, the brothers went their separate ways, Tim by bicycle towards Mount Isa, and Tony on foot, planning to take a small excursion to Cairns, Queensland for five days. When Tony returned to Townsville on November 3rd, 1982, he called his girlfriend and family back home in Perth from a payphone on Bowen Road, and was surprised to find that his brother Tim had already reached Mount Isa, a 900km trek through the scorching outback along the Flinder’s Highway. Tony also found that his mother had deposited $150 into the bank account that he and Tim shared. Tony was never heard from again, his bank account remaining untouched. He never made it to Mount Isa.

The last unconfirmed sighting of Tony was at the Rising Sun Hotel, (as per the Townsville Bulletin) now named simply The Sun Hotel at the junction of Bowen Road and Ross River Road. It is surmised that after his phonecall from a now long gone payphone on Bowen Road, he walked along to the Rising Sun for a drink. He was seen dining in the bar with an unknown man on what is assumed his last day on earth. An identikit released on the ten year anniversary of hi

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The state of jobs in Sydney vs Melbourne ***despite Coronavirus***

Hi all,

So this has been on my mind a lot lately, I know it's not 100% finance related, but I figured the posters on here would be able to provide sound and valuable advice on this topic (i.e. I'd rather not post in r/sydney, r/melbourne or r/australia and get biased advice based solely on people's geographical location). If the mods could allow this post I would appreciate it. I would value replies from people who have applied for jobs and worked in both cities (but anecdotal evidence is also appreciated).

From personal experience and stories I've heard from friends and people on forums, it seems as though jobs are much more easily come by in Sydney compared to Melbourne. As per the title, this is considering the state of jobs disregarding the effects of COVID-19, so think back to last year before coronavirus hit if required.

From my own experience I moved to Sydney from Melbourne as I landed a grad role here. I must have applied for something like 70 graduate applications, about ~65 in Melbourne, a few in Sydney, 1 in Brisbane and 1 in Adelaide. I was rejected from all the Melbourne applications much to my dismay. I had a HD average at uni, did two internships (one at an MNO), held a part time job and participated in a couple of student societies but was bested by others when it came to graduate applications. Competition for grad roles was fierce.

I essentially had to move to Sydney for a job, and I've seen and heard this happen with friends, friends' partners, and friends of friends. I've heard people move to Sydney with the intention to climb the corporate ladder. I've heard people say there is more corporate located in Sydney. I have been surprised at how many others also made the same move I did - I guess I was just ignorant to this previously when I was at uni thinking I could land a grad role in my own city. Salaries do seem to be higher in Sydney, and maybe a higher salary is more easily obtainable in Sydney compared to Melbourne?

I guess I had a couple of questions (please correct me if I am wrong on any details, and feel free to add if I've missed out on something):

1. Which industries in your experience have a larger presence in either city, and therefore may have more job openings? This question pertains mainly to working in Head Offices. I've placed my thoughts below and covered the ones I know of mainly to inform others, so feel free to add or correct my thoughts.

  • Finance - Seems to be spread around. CBA, AMEX,
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List of True Crime Podcasts - one case per podcast/season - with descriptions

I always find that the suggestions for one case podcasts are scattered among comments, but I wanted to put a list together for those who were seeking some suggestions and in hope that I would find some new Podcasts to listen to – to make this easier I have put these in order of when the first episode was released. I will of course missed countless Podcasts, please let me know what I have missed and I will happily add them to my list. Enjoy. Follow the updates on Instagram @truecrime_podcasts

Update: I have put a * next to the podcasts that are highly rated on podcast platforms. These are not suggestions by me, but here for the purpose of those that are after highly rated podcasts.

  • Serial: Season 1 - Covers the case of Adnan Syed #speculated incorrect verdict *
  • Truth & Justice: Season 1 - Looks at the Serial Podcast #speculated incorrect verdict *
  • Breakdown: Season 1 - Justin Chapman was accused of burning his own house and killing his elderly neighbour in the process. Chapman is now serving life in prison #speculated incorrect verdict *
  • Missing Maura Murray - Maura drove three hours from her dorm in Amherst Massachusetts to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she was involved in a car accident. After that she was never seen or heard from again #missingperson
  • Serial: Season 2 - Looks at the story of Bowe Bergdahl, former US Army solider who was captured by the Taliban #captured *
  • Truth & Justice: Season 2 - In 1993, Elnora Griffin was found brutally murdered in her trailer home. Five years later, Edward Ates, who lived near Elnora at the time of the crime, was convicted and sentenced to 99 years. *
  • Someone Knows Something: Season 1 - Case of missing five-year-old Adrien McNaughton who wandered into the woods and was never seen again #missingchild *
  • Breakdown: Season 2 - Death in a hot car - mistake or murder? #deathofchild *
  • Untold the Daniel Morgan Murder - Brutal axe killing, and the murky world of private detectives in 1980s London
  • Up and Vanished: Season 1 - Covers the case of Tara Grinstead who vanished 13 years ago #missingperson
  • In The Dark: Season 1 - About the abduction of Jacob Wetterling who remains were found nearly 30 years after his disappearance #missingchild *
  • Accused: Season 1 - Covers the case of Elizabeth Andes who was murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978 -
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Adelaide's "Family" murders - only one man has been charged but who else was responsible?

South Australia became the first state in Australia to decriminalise homosexuality. This move came in 1975, three years after the drowning murder of Dr George Duncan sparked public outrage. As a result, the late 1970s saw a boom in Adelaide's gay community and spirits were high. But when a series of young men and boys went missing, Adelaide was gripped with fear that a group of sadistic predators were at large. Rumours were rife that they weren't caught because they were prominent people in Adelaide. The media and Adelaide dubbed this group "The Family." But just who were these people?

Alan Barnes, 17

Alan Barnes was the first person to go missing. At 17, Alan was starting to explore the world. He would frequently go out with friends to bars and clubs and dabbled in recreational drug use. At some point, Alan was accused of sexual assault by a young woman and engaged the services of prominent lawyer Derrance Stevenson.

Stevenson himself was far from a saint. A highly-respected lawyer by day, Stevenson's distinctive house was known by some members of the gay community as a place where young boys were brought to be filmed and sexually assaulted. Stevenson was also dealing heroin out of his house. On the night of June 4, 1979, Stevenson was shot in the back of the head and his body was stuffed into a freezer. Stevenson's 19 year old partner David Szach was promptly arrested for the murder. Szach protested his innocence and one person who visited him in jail was reportedly told by him "I'll be alright they just need to find this young man Alan Barnes then they'll know everything."

In 2019, investigative journalist Debi Marshall covered the Stevenson murder for an Australian pay TV channel and produced an associated podcast at the request of Szach to prove he was innocent. The show came to the conclusion that Szach was indeed guilty but that he would've needed help in disposing of the body. Of particular note was a receptionist from Stevenson's legal office who saw a young blonde man in the reception hall on the morning of June 5. He said he needed legal representation. She asked him if he had a lawyer already and the young man replied "yeah Derrance Stevenson. But the last time I saw him he wasn't in a position to represent anybody." Stevenson's body wasn't found until days after his murder so the seemingly innocuous statement i

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Match Thread: Perth Glory vs Sydney FC (2019/20 A-League - Round 7)

PERTH GLORY 1-3 SYDNEY FC

Perth Glory Goalscorers: Bruno Fornaroli (44'

Sydney FC Goalscorers: Adam Le Fondre (12' (P)), Kosta Barbarouses (58'), Milos Ninkovic (65')


Competition: 2019/20 Hyundai A-League Regular Season (Round 7)

Venue: HBF Park, Perth, WA

Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Kickoff: 6:45pm AWST, 9:45pm AEDT

Referee: Daniel Elder

Attendance: 8,741 (Capacity: 20,500)

TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 505 (AUS) & Sky Sport 8 (NZ)

Streams: Kayo Sports & My Football Live App

Matchtracker Link: Fox Sports


League Form Guide


PERTH D D W L D Last Match: 1-1 @ Newcastle Jets

SYDNEY W W L W W Last Match: 2-1 vs Melbourne Victory

Last Time They Met: PER 0-0 (1-4) SYD May 19th, 2019

Ladder Positions: 6th vs 2nd


Lineups


PERTH GLORY

Starting Eleven Notes Substitutes Notes
Liam Reddy (GK) Tando Velaphi (GK)
James Meredith 74' Tomislav Mrcela
Dino Djulbic 90' Jake Brimmer
Gregory Wuthrich Kim Soo-Beom 74'
Joel Chianese 74' Kristian Popovic
Ivan Franjic Chris Harold 74'
Juande 79' Gabriel Popovic 79'
Neil Kilkenny 36'
Diego Castro
Chris Ikonomidis
Bruno Fornaroli 44' Manager: Tony Popovic

 

SYDNEY FC

Starting Eleven Notes Substitutes Notes
Andrew Redmayne (GK) Thomas Heward-Belle (GK)

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My description of the main regional divisions of Greater Melbourne

THE MAIN REGIONS OF GREATER MELBOURNE

A 'guide', or article I wrote about the main regions of Melbourne as I, someone who has adopted this city as my home, see them.

When many people speak of ‘Melbourne’, they refer to the sprawling Greater Melbourne; a vast urban conurbation of 5 million people covering 10,000 square kilometres that sprawls from Werribee in the west to the Dandenong Ranges in the East, from Whittlesea in the north to Frankston in the South. 31 separate municipalities cover this extensive area. The neighbourhoods and suburbs within this area exhibit a significant variety of socio-economic and cultural characteristics, which are easily noticed by visitors, let alone residents. There are the well-known and well-established ethnic enclaves, as well as areas known for being affluent, less so, and in between. There are countless ways you could divide the city, but perhaps the broadest is into four main geographical areas. Although large, many of the areas within these four areas share many common characteristics.

The ’Greater CBD’:

Technically, Melbourne’s ‘Central Business District’, the area where the financial and much of the economic, retail, entertainment and cultural life of the city is concentrated, constitutes the famous ‘Hoddle Grid’, the rectangular plan laid out by the surveyor Robert Hoddle. Melbourne is a very monocentric city, and the grid is the centre of the extensive public transportation system, especially the metropolitan rail and tram (light-rail) system. It is where the vast majority of tourists and visitors will stay and spend the majority of their time, and where hundreds of thousands of workers converge into to work every day. Like most major cities, most of the major functions and institutions of the city are located here. There is an abundance of high-rise apartments, and the population is highly transient, with a large proportion of single professionals, students and those in working holidays, among others. The vast majority are not even Australian: well over half the population of the CBD was born overseas, and if you walk down the streets of the city, you’ll see people from all over the world and hear a multitude of languages. There are many restaurants and businesses serving food from all over the world. In recent years especially, much of the CBD has taken on a strongly Asian – especially Chinese – flavour.

Personally, I would extend the Hoddle Grid a bit further to include an area I’d call the ‘Greater CBD.’

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[Mayo-6th-Post 2] RMSteve visits the site of his proposed planned city

RMSteve gets into his car early in the morning and heads to the destination where he plans on developing a planned city. He sets the coordinates into his GPS and begins driving.

Along the way, some media vehicles began following him, probably looking for a good story. He continues driving without worry and looks around at the beauty of South Australia.

He finally arrives at the proposed site, where a friend named Jimmy, who is a local, greets him. The reporters are setting up their cameras and bystanders watch curiously.

“Please make sure all of you are properly socially distanced,” he asks them, which they all do right away. One person asks, “Sir! What are you doing out here in the middle of nowhere on a morning like this?” “Excellent question. I have drafted up blueprints for a planned city in South Australia, at this site in fact, and am here to scout and survey the land of the proposed site.” “After all your laws in Parliament dealing with civil liberties and coronavirus, what makes you come upon this idea of a city?” “Building a city will grow jobs by a lot: construction, administration, food, healthcare, you name it. It will also provide good housing for people across the nation.”

Saying this, he walks up to Jimmy and they bump elbows. “Hey Jimmy, how’s it going?” “Not much, just waiting for ya.” “Let me see the map.” “Here ya go.”

RMSteve looks at the map of the plot and asks Jimmy to begin leading him through the land, which he does. The cameras and people follow.

He and Jimmy walk around, taking measurements of the land and giving it a preliminary surveying. They look through the green pastures and trees and marvel at the great quality of the land RMSteve hopes to develop a new city upon. After a couple of hours of this, they sit down for lunch and begin chatting and talking about life.

“What I want from this project is that people will get jobs, good jobs, while providing others with quality housing. I want parks and playgrounds here, skyscrapers and offices there. I want this city to be clean and new and a safe haven for all. Does that sound too idealistic?”

“Not at all. Having these dreams of paradise is what drives us to be better as human beings; what makes us get up every morning and work our hardest. I totally understand your vision and want to see it through.”

RMSteve pats Jimmy on the back and stands up, pretty sure the media heard everything they said. They do some more scouting and mapping out, then decide their work is done an

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[MF]Godless, in the city of churches

Australia has long held a fascination with the outlaw. Perhaps it can be traced back to her penal colonial beginnings. Our first police officers were comprised of the best behaved convicts, most of whom were either petty criminals, thieves, vagrants, public drunkards, or prostitutes.

Expelled from their mother country for crimes usually related to abject poverty. For they were subjects of the crown yet never experienced the privileged spoils of empire, as it was for others more fortunate to bask in.

While she may have gentrified over the last 230 years, there are those among her that have no place in the past as they have place in the future or present.

The first time I saw John in the flesh I was surprised by his appearance. I like most others only knew him by reputation.

For as infamous as he was, I never bothered to research what he looked like.

Judging by first impressions, he had the hallmarks traits of someone that had been sentenced for either running a backyard pyramid scheme, outstanding parking fines or federal fraud. Certainly not anything related to violence.

His physical appearance would be best summarized as being unremarkable and deceptively ubiquitous. He stood at an average height and carried a slightly overweight, stocky frame. Overall, he was just an ordinary looking, bespectacled, brown haired, bearded, late 40’s early 50’s, white male who could easily pass for an amateur league goal umpire, stay at home Dad, substitute teacher or council worker.

He bore no distinctive features that would trigger a memory of his face if you passed him on the street.

John was a descendant of a specific branch of atavistic Australian that came to be forgotten, left behind, or perhaps never destined to play any significant role in the quest for the Australian dream of middle-class respectability.

The Anglo division of post-colonial unfortunates that over time has slowly been relinquished to the position of the displaced working class battler.

Despite sharing a similar cultural heritiage in a mostly white homogenous enclave, the community John grew up in were often viewed by the larger part of society as the idle disadvantaged that had been economically pushed into the marginalised pockets of the city, to be the subject of disparaging commentary from the supposedly good people of the surrounding suburbs.

A contemporary parallel reflection of the relationship between the free settler and those of convict forbears, to that of the middle-

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Match Thread: Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix - 2019 First Elimination Final.

MELBOURNE VICTORY vs WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Kick Off: 7:50 pm AEST

Television: Fox Sports 505 and TenBOLD.

Radio ABC.

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne.

Referee: Shaun Evans.

Attendance: 16,010. (Capacity: 30,050)


Streams:

MyFootball Live app (Telstra customers), Kayo and TenPlay.


Preview

We've reached the pointy end of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season and what better way to start than with a Trans-Tasman clash between two of the competition's most entertaining sides.

Reigning champions Melbourne Victory host Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.50pm AEST) in a match-up that is equally as exciting as it is hard to predict.

All three clashes between these two clubs this season have been edge-of-your-seat thrillers, and each one has ended all square.

Kevin Muscat’s Victory finds themselves in a similar position to this time last season.

Melbourne timed their run to perfection, winning two sudden-death games to reach the decider before beating Newcastle Jets to claim the title.

Ominously for their rivals, Victory look to be in much better shape this season than they were 12 months ago.

While Saturday night’s 1-0 win over the Wanderers was far from a vintage display, this Victory squad is full of experienced, big-game players.

Unlike their hosts, Phoenix stumbled into the finals on the back of a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of premiers Perth.

Coach Mark Rudan rested a host of his stars – including skipper Andrew Durante, while leading scorer Roy Krishna made a bench cameo – with one eye on this fixture.

The Phoenix will start outsiders in Melbourne but they matched up well against Victory this season and won’t be overawed about playing at AAMI Park.

Although, Wellington has never won a finals match away from home, with their last win in the post-season coming way back in 2012 against Sydney FC.

Expect the star strikers in each side to have a huge say in the outcome of this one.

Victory’s Swedish marksman Ola Toivonen has a shot conversion rate of 30% this season, which is the highest of any player to have registered at least 20 total shots.

But Golden Boot winner Krishna, who finished with 18 goals for the campaign, boasts a shooting accuracy of 68%, the highest of any player (min. 20 shots on target).

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Lord Mayor prepared to lead campaign against AO Hotel adelaidenow.com.au/news/s…
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List of grad job programs

Hey all! I was pretty lucky to find this a year ago on Whirlpool when I started applying to internships/grad roles. It’s a list of approx 300 employers that offer grad roles (some of which also offer internship programs). It’s not exhaustive but is fairly comprehensive! I hope this is of help to everyone in this stage of their studies/career prep. Best of luck x

ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abigroup

Accenture Australia Ltd

AECOM

Air Liquide

Ajilon

Alcoa of Australia

Alinta Energy Group Limited

Allens Arthur Robinson

Allianz Australia

AMP Services Limited

Anglicare

Anglo American Metallurgical Coal

ANZ Banking Group Ltd (Aust)

Apple

Arrium Mining & Materials

Arup Pty Ltd

Ashurst

Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX) Pty Ltd

Atlas Iron Limited

Attorney-General's Department

Auditor-General's Department – SA

Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd

Aurizon

Austraining International Pty Ltd

Australia Post

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Australian Electoral Commission

Australian Energy Market Operator

Australian Federal Police

Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)

Australian Government Solicitor

Australian Hearing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees

Australian National Audit Office

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC)

Australian Taxation Office

AustralianSuper

Baker & McKenzie

Baker Hughes

BankWest Financial Services

Barclays Capital Services Ltd

Barrick Gold Australia Limited

BC Iron

BDO

Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Bentleys

BHP Billiton Limited

Blackrock

Blake Dawson

BNP Paribas

BOC Ltd

BP Australia

Brisbane City Council

British American Tobacco Australia Ltd

Buyster Pty Ltd

Cameron Management Services

Campbell Arnott's

Capital Dynamics (Australia) Ltd

Capricorn Society Limited

Cardno

Centennial Coal

Chevron Australia Pty Ltd

Chief Minister's Department (NT)

Citigroup Pty Ltd

City of Sydney

Clayton Utz

Clean Energy Regulator

Clough Engineering Limited Coca

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W-League 2019/20, Team Lists, NWSL Signings and How-To Watch

G'Day r/NWSL!

Now that kickoff for the W-League is just over a week away, I thought I'd type up a "brief" rundown about the W-League, this year's signings and NWSL loans, and a general how-to-watch.

As you can all tell, there are still signings to be finalized/announced (which is pretty normal), but the vast majority should be locked in early next week, and I'll keep this post updated as they all roll in. I'll post a final list before the first game of Round 1 :)

Hope you all enjoy! It's a fun league, and it eats up the NWSL off-season rather nicely!

The Nutshell:
The W-League runs (typically) from November until February, with each team playing 12 games apiece. Established in 2008, the highest ranking team at the end of the “Home and Away” season is titled “Premier”, with the “Champion” determined by a finals series (top four teams in a knock-out semifinal round), the final round is often referred to as the “Grand Final”(in line with other Australian football codes) or Championship.

Previously the W-League competition has been run by the FFA (Football Federation Australia), but as of 2019 has been handed over to the clubs to govern, represented by the Australian Professional Football Clubs Association.

How to Watch / Broadcasting

Official W-League How-to-Watch

Australia: Fox Sports, Kayo, ABCTV/iView and the My Football Live app
Internationally: ESPN+

There are streams for all games via the MyFootball AU YouTube page here, and are viewable in regions where the W-League rights haven’t been sold. Games are streamed live, and are viewable throughout the season.

Beyond90 has put together a sharable calendar here for easy reference for matches.

The entire W-League 19/20 Fixture can be found here.

Active Teams:
Adelaide United
Founded: 2008 (founding club)
Colours: Red/White
Head Coach: Ivan Karlovic

Brisbane Roar
Founded: 2008 (founding club), originally Queensland Roar
Colours: Orange/Black/Grey
Championships: 2
Head Coach: Jake Goodship

Canberra United
Founded: 2012
Colours: Green/Grey
Championships: 2
Head Coach: Heather Garriock

Melbourne City
Founded: 2015
Colours: Light

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The True Cost of Living in Singapore versus Australia

G'Day FIAustralia,

below my experience living in Australia and Singapore. I personally found claims Singapore to be expensive completely exaggerated and decided to sum up my experience living over a decade in Australia and half a decade in Singapore. I quadrupled my saving rate in Singapore while improving my quality of life versus Australia. These are updated 2019 numbers and tax rates based on 180k income and 90k income for comparison. I think you will find the analysis valuable if you consider moving to another country to optimise your tax/ income and accelerate your Financial Independence Day significantly. I hope this post will help others assessing for their own if moving countries make sense re FI.

The True Cost of Living in Singapore versus Australia

The Economist Intelligence Unit compares the cost of living in some of the largest metropoles worldwide. They have been compiling this annual global ranking for 30 years. In the ranking they compare a basket of 160 items against a base of prices in New York City. According to the ranking Singapore has been the most expensive city in the World five years in a row now. What's worse, not a single Australian city has made it into the Top-10 this year.

Sydney came in 16th, Melbourne 22nd, Brisbane 41st, Adelaide 51st, and Perth 54th. I cannot believe these results having lived in almost a dozen countries including Australia and Singapore. We need to set the record straight and debunk this ranking. Today I'm writing to you from cheap-o and wonderful Buenos Aires which ranks 125th.

In a nutshell, I lived and worked in Australia for close to a decade. Later, I moved to Singapore for five years. As a result my quality of life increased while my savings quadrupled. Impossible? Let's check the facts/ math. Don't get me wrong, I truly love Australia, but from a financial perspective, it just doesn't stack up. If you want to achieve financial independence you are better off making a living in a country like Singapore.

This blog post is particularly relevant to highly skilled professionals who consider moving to Singapore or Australia. I have based my analysis on an single expat without kids earning a salary of $180,000 annually. Do not worry, I modelled a $90,000 scenario as well which turns out even more surprising, believe it or not. If you would like to understand the financial pros and cons between working in Australia versus Singapore, this post is for you.

Let's compare the actual costs of living

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Hot take (feel free to hate me), The game is bad

I honestly can’t count how many times I’ve done some version of the ‘uh oh, divert power to Edgewater or Botanical Garden?’ quest. What a carbon copy. The fetch quests, the errand quests that only add combat and remain mostly just an errand. This game so far is filled with an absence moral complexity, or ANY complexity really. No conversations are complex, no complex humor just 2-dimensional irony—the world does not seem alive, and is more like an amusement park where everyone is just waiting for me to come by so they can do their bit. Spacer’s Choice is portrayed as a terrible organization that executes people for not working hard enough and steals children from their parents, which is interesting...but then what are you able to really do about it? If you side against them (so far) they remain in control of the town. Your character is not capable of even the most simple arguments with Reed, who says you’ve actually hurt the poor folk who needed his death cult to survive (except when they were being executed or left to the plague). Even Adelaide, who is supposedly the opposition, has no extended thoughts on these things—and if you look around you will notice that the botanical lab is actually decorated with the same pro-Spacers Choice propaganda as the rest of this world. It’s almost as if no one on the design team gave the game’s story enough thought to consider that an opposition figure might not decorate their base with propaganda that directly opposes the cause they claim to be in support of.

In other words, this world makes no sense, it lacks substance. This is essentially a scavenging simulator with progressively prettier guns and explosions designed to distract you from that while you repeat the same combat actions over and over against an AI that, by the way, was stupid enough to kill itself on its own land mines when I went to find Zoe...thanks for the easy fight I guess.

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Megathread: Legacy of the Beast 2020 dates

THE WHOLE TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

May 2020

Date Location Venue Notes Availability (GMT)
2020-05-01 Perth, Australia RAC Arena Special Guests: Killswitch Engage POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 2019-11-14 04:00
2020-05-03 Adelaide, Australia Entertainment Centre Special Guests: Killswitch Engage POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 2019-11-14 01:30
2020-05-05 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre Special Guests: Killswitch Engage POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 2019-11-14 02:00
2020-05-07 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena Special Guests: Killswitch Engage POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 2019-11-14 01:00
2020-05-11 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena Special Guests - Killswitch Engage POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 2019-11-14 01:00
2020-05-13 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena Special Guests - Killswitch Engage POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 2019-11-13 21:00
2020-05-16 Manila, Philippines Pulp Summer Slam Festival show CANCELLED 2019-11-30 02:00
2020-05-19 Tokyo, Japan Pia Arena MM CANCELLED 2020-01-25 09:00
2020-05-20 Tokyo, Japan Pia Arena MM CANCELLED 2020-01-25 09:00
2020-05-22 Osaka, Japan TBA CANCELLED 2020-01-25 09:00
2020-05-27 Dubai, UAE Coca-Cola Arena n/A CANCELLED 2019-11-14 04:00
2020-05-30 Tel Aviv, Israel Bloomfield Stadium Special Guests: Orphaned Land ON SALE

June 2020

Date Location Venue Notes Availability (GMT)
2020-06-TBA Tampere, Finland Rockfest Festival show. Festival takes place between May 5th and May 7th with no exact date for the show confirmed as of yet (2019-11-07) CANCELLED NOW
2020-06-09 Bremen, Germany Buergerweide Special Guests: Disturbed & Airbourne CANCELLED 2019-11-15 09:00
2020-06-10 Cologne, Germany Rhein-Energie-Stadium Special Guests: Airbourne & Lord of the Lost CANCELLED 2019-11-15 09:00
2020-06-13 Donington, UK Download Festival Festival show CANCELLED NOW
2020-06-15 Belfast, UK Belsonic Festival Festival show CANCELLED NOW
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Fuel Trucks Late

I was on a long, long drive. To see my love, Elise. Or was it Elsie? I'm not sure, it's been so long since I could see her face properly. Can't even remember it. Been sitting here on this verandah, for what seems like forever. So tired. So dusty. So many flies.

You see my love had moved interstate for a job. Our great plan was for her to take up this fantastic job offer, and whilst I pushed for my transfer in my government job, to try the long distance relationship thing. Should only have been a few months, maybe a year. And if it so happened that I hadn't been transferred in a year, I was going to quit and try to find work over there. Solid plan. So I was on my way too her. To my ... Emily was it? No matter. I'm forgetting the strangest things these days. But I was driving across the outback of New South Wales. To describe the land in words has been a challenge for so many authors. Nothing does it justice. Harsh, it was most certainly that. Wide. Flat. Brutal. Dry. Red. Desert or Outback just doesn't capture the feel of it.

On the coast, towns are 50 odd kilometres apart. Running distance for Cobb'n'Co stagecoaches. Towns just naturally sprang up where they'd rest back in the day. But out here, towns were 500, 600 kilometres apart. Tank of fuel. All the others tended to wither away, reclaimed by the desert. Forgotten. Occasionally you'd see a random wall of a house. Jutting out of the landscape. Nothing else around it. The last piece to be consumed. Sometimes all the exterior walls. Or a few buildings huddled together as they melt under the outback sun and wind and dust. Out here, the two most critical things were water and fuel. Run out of either and it's pretty much a death sentence. After all. It's very easy to be the only living human for 100's of kilometres out here. Very easy to get lost and never heard of again.

I'd left the sea salt spray of the coast early morning, drive all day and most of the night. Expecting to do an overnight out in the desert at a town I knew well, then finish off the trip by about lunch time the next day. All up about just shy of 2000 kilometres. And apart from the first 400-500, I didn't expect to see very many people. I gassed the car in Sydney, including the handful of spare 10l tins in the boot. I'd have a range of about 1100-1200 kilometres between stops, but I'd never let it get to that point. A couple of water drums in the boot gave me about 40 litres. Overkill? Perhaps. But if things went wrong I could be

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Dr. Morrigan's Case Files: Hannah and the Heart Beater

Previous case file

“That’s her room right there,” Mrs. Gellis said, pointing to the door at the end of the hall before retreating to the kitchen. I could tell from the red rings around her eyes that she had been crying.

I walked over to the door and lightly rapped on it with my knuckle, “Hannah?” I called out, “My name’s Doctor Morrigan. Your mother asked me to come over and talk to you.”

“Go away,” Hannah slurred, she sounded half asleep.

“If you don’t talk to me, I’ll be forced to have you remanded to a behavioral health facility.” I hated using that as a threat, but I didn’t think anything else would get through to her befuddled mind.

The door swung open a few moments later. Standing before me was a ragged looking teenage girl who seemed to be heavily sedated.

“I’ll die if you do that,” she said, unable to keep her eyes focused on me as she spoke.

“Why do you think that?” I asked, squeezing past her to enter the bedroom.

She shut the door behind me and dragged her feet across the room before falling onto her bed and climbing under the covers, not bothering to answer my question.

While she got situated, I took a moment to look around her room. As far as I could tell, it looked like the room of a typical teenager. I didn’t see anything to indicate the girl was depressed or suicidal as her mother seemed to think. Plus, she wouldn’t be worrying about dying if she were planning on killing herself. Something else was clearly troubling the poor girl.

“What have you been taking?” I asked. Knowing what drugs were in her system might help me figure out what was going on in her mind.

Hannah’s arm came out from beneath the comforter far enough so that she could point her finger at the dresser.

I walked over to the dresser and pulled open the top drawer. Inside were various containers of sleeping pills along with several prescription drug containers. I picked up one of the prescription bottles, “Atenolol,” I read the label out loud before putting it back and picking up another. “Metropolol.”

All the prescription drugs seemed to be beta-blockers that were commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure. Based on the names on the bottles, it was clear these medications were not prescribed for Hannah.

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Subreddit Stats: WarshipPorn top posts from 2020-10-31 to 2020-11-29 09:42 PDT

Period: 28.87 days

Submissions Comments
Total 860 10122
Rate (per day) 29.78 319.75
Unique Redditors 172 2752
Combined Score 210943 97403

###Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 28506 points, 108 submissions: /u/_Sunny--

  2. [4288 x 2848] USS Oriskany was laid down in 1944 and sunk in 2006 to create an artificial reef. (3235 points, 174 comments)

  3. [4288 x 2848] USS Midway as a museum in San Diego. (2597 points, 153 comments)

  4. [2680 x 1804] The panzerschiffe Admiral Graf Spee. (2222 points, 121 comments)

  5. [1575 x 1056] How does one take a photograph with all 9 of HMS Rodney's 16" guns as the background? Like this! (2108 points, 52 comments)

  6. [4256 x 2832] The boat at the front should give an idea as to the size of Pyotr Velikiy (1929 points, 129 comments)

  7. [1600 x 1158] Sailors practice close-defense techniques on board a British capital ship, Renown-class is my best guess. (1846 points, 52 comments)

  8. [2248 x 1794] HMS Dreadnought welcoming spectators in Portsmouth. Notice the special staircase for the guests leading up to the compass platform. HMS Victory is in the background. (1291 points, 53 comments)

  9. [3000 x 2401] The funnel of USS Lexington CV-2 at its highest point was ~39 meters high from the waterline, the same measurement with Battleship Fusou's pagoda mast is 40 meters. (1226 points, 62 comments)

  10. [7200 x 4000] Graphic overview of the state of Japanese battleship Musashi when the wreck was found, by the USS Flier project. (655 points, 30 comments)

  11. [1200 x 675] Pyotr Velikiy leaving Kronstadt. (575 points, 39 comments)

  12. 12803 points, 29 submissions: /u/Saturn_Ecplise

  13. [So apparently this is the size of the flag of France Nelson's

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What's Happening in CT 2/20/20 - 2/23/20

Thursday, February 20th, 2020:

  • "Pride and Prejudice", February 19 - March 8
    This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this Pride and Prejudice for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Thu. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $17.50-$40. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd. West Hartford, CT
  • 39th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, February 20 - 23
    The colorful, fragrant show covers almost three acres with the 2020 theme, "Connecticut Springs into Earth Day, " with creative and practical ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers alike. Highlights include: Over an acre of gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardens. The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut's 2020 Advance Standard Flower Show: more than 12,000 square feet of a design, horticulture and photography competition with more than 500 judged entries, all with the "Spring into Connecticut" theme. Over 300 booths of displays, activities, and shopping. More than 80 hours of seminars. Thu. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $18, seniors (Thu. and Fri. only) $16, children (5-12) $5, under 5 free. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT

Friday, February 21st, 2020:

  • 39th Annual Southeastern Connecticut Home Show February 21 - 23
    Offers a diverse array of home products and services by local, state, and national vendors, presenting innovative and imaginative displays. Local crafts on display as well in a Home Show that combines high tech with hometown flair. Fri. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Adults $10, seniors $8, children (12 and under) free. Earth Expo & Convention Cente
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