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Old 9th Feb 2022, 04:07
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The void left by perceived weak leadership from federal government has been filled nicely by Loonies from all walks of life . The states doing their own thing , Andrews just added the booster shot for international arrivals in his state and can’t wait to see what extra requirements WA will come up with has emboldened the %1er’s . It’s a mess but fascinating to watch .
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 04:29
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Originally Posted by airdualbleedfault View Post
……..Just another perfect example of how insignificant/useless/BS the Qantarse physco testing is.
What? From 1990?

Your statement is as credible as his ramblings.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 04:32
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Originally Posted by airdualbleedfault View Post
Just watched the video clips from page 1, holy crap ​​​​​​
Just another perfect example of how insignificant/useless/BS the Qantarse physco testing is.

Just to keep the record straight. GH wasn’t psycho tested by Qantas; as already stated far above, he got a Qf job by being employed by Australian Airlines post 1989 and came into Qf via the merger.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 09:11
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Originally Posted by wombat watcher View Post
Just to keep the record straight. GH wasn’t psycho tested by Qantas; as already stated far above, he got a Qf job by being employed by Australian Airlines post 1989 and came into Qf via the merger.
Thanks for the heads up wombat
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 09:12
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Originally Posted by mmmbop View Post
What? From 1990?

Your statement is as credible as his ramblings.
As credible as your handle, let me guess qf cadet?
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 09:44
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Originally Posted by Wizofoz View Post
You

”I would have money on Mr Hood getting a seat at the table with the PM for discussions this week, I doubt any other here on PPRuNe will get an invite.”
Show me the $50 Bet part please mate!
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 09:49
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Originally Posted by kitchen bench View Post
So why did the ex-pilot change from his pseudo pilots shirt into something more presentable when filmed inside Kelly's office?

Refer to fer vids in posts 45 and 72.

Was there a mandate on dress standards?
You can read above to find that answer - or just jump on any band wagon and say something, anything!!

THAT QUESTION was answered.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 10:08
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Originally Posted by layman View Post
Thrice jabbed and supporting of mandates and ‘medical apartheid’

And I’ll continue to support mandates and medical apartheid until I am no longer hearing the seemingly never ending tales of the distress Covid is causing members of the medical & allied health professionals.

When they get their lives back to normal, I believe we can think about getting our lives (fully) back to normal
I probably would have the same attitude as yourself if I too lived in Canberra, a city comprised of mostly public servants whose income remained protected for the last two years regardless of the level of harsh rules and restrictions imposed onto the rest of the country. And that's it in a nutshell, if these public servants were forced to take a pay cut during the periods of severe restrictions then the rules they drafted would be pulled as soon as they became irrelevant, instead they are taking their jolly time to do anything about changing the situation because it has no economic impact on themselves whatsoever.

Come to Melbourne where I can show you a few entrepreneurs who have lost the businesses they spent decades building in good faith, and though they have lost almost everything what really hurt them most is that they lost good staff who were more family than worker. And guess where these poor staff have ended up.

Denmark had lifted most of its restrictions, then when Omicron arrived they quickly reinstated them and their public were very accepting of that decision, probably because they knew there would be an end to it, which is exactly what happened when Denmark recently lifted most of their restrictions for a second time. Why can't Australia do the same here seeing this approach has already been shown to work well in balancing the need for a healthy economy with public health needs.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 10:14
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Better take another look, Bendalot.

The "bloke with the stethoscope" (see post 80) in Kelly's office video is visible over Kelly's right shoulder in the picture of them entering parliament . Over Kelly's left shoulder is Hood in his pilot shirt. In the office video, though, Hood has changed shirts.

The "bloke with the stethoscope" is visible in both pictures with his blue cap on and "stethoscope' around his neck.

Reading above, as you suggest, doesn't tell me why Hood changed shirts so where is it that "THAT QUESTION was answered." ?
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 10:58
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Originally Posted by Bend alot View Post
I would have money on Mr Hood getting a seat at the table with the PM for discussions this week
Well it’s the end of Wednesday now, so hopefully the
PM sits ‘at the table’ with this bozo on Thursday or Friday I guess.

it’s a bit like during the Trump presidency when the looneys said ‘tHe sToRm is cOmInG’. But it never came did it?
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 11:47
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As pilots we have all learned to be compliant to the multitude of rules, procedures and regulations which define how we work and interact. For obvious reasons, this is a most excellent trait to have.

But I do worry when this compliant mentality carries over into private and public lives outside of the work environment.

My observation over 45 years has been that pilots as whole don’t have enough mongrel in them to stand up to bureaucratic over reach outside the work environment. With notable exceptions, we (myself included) are just cows in the paddock grazing with our heads down

And then when the odd outlier appears (Graeme Hood, in this instance) the herd gathers together to drive him out.

This thread is but one example of that compliant herd mentality. And personally, I don’t think it’s healthy.

Pastor Martin Niemoller’s poem always resonates when I see episodes like these.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 11:50
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Originally Posted by Bend alot View Post
Show me the $50 Bet part please mate!
True enough. Once it became clear people were expecting you to actually put money up, rather than just SAY you were going to, you went very quiet.

Now, is Gra Gra sitting down with Scomo, or would you have lost a bet had you not just been BSing?
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 11:51
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Well, he is broadcasting live videos from inside Parliament House so he may just see a few people here lose their bets!
I like their masks.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 12:04
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Cameltruck.

Mr Hood deserves the same support he showed his colleagues in 1989.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 12:10
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Cameltruck.

Mr Hood deserves the same support he showed his colleagues in 1989.

🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳. I can’t find the emoji that claps.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 13:07
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I don’t understand what all the fuzz is about? Hood reminds me about a lot of Auzzie pilots I have seen at the pubs around the world. Just change the song with Waltzing Mathilda and Jesus with I’m the best goddamned pilot in the world.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 13:33
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post

Pastor Martin Niemoller’s poem always resonates when I see episodes like these.
In case anyone’s wondering that’s the famous poem:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.


Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.


Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

I hate to break Godwin’s law but of course the situation in 1930s Europe has nothing to do with the current situation in Australia.

No anti-vaxxers are being sent to camps.

No anti-vaxxers are being denied treatment in our universal healthcare system.

In fact you know who else opposed vaccine mandates?

You Know Who Else Opposed Vaccine Mandates? Hitler.

The Nazis didn’t want certain groups to get vaccinated because they wanted to wipe those groups out of existence.

Current day leaders want people to get vaccinated to.....keep them alive and healthy. The absolute opposite of what the Nazis wanted.

So hearing current day anti vaxxers compare themselves to those persecuted under the Nazis is not only offensive it’s also totally inaccurate.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 14:15
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Just don’t ask him for a massage. The stories are legendary and kept many F/Os enthralled for hours.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 21:56
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Originally Posted by reefrat View Post
In a video clip of him being signed into Parliament house by that clown Craig Kelly you get a brief glimpse on the back of his shirt the words Qantas Pilot, written in felt tip pen. I think he may need specialised help.

Looking at the video of them in Kelly's office the person wearing the shirt is not Hood, it looks like the bloke with the stethoscope
Now totally confused, where did he get the change of shirt and shorts.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 22:36
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post
In case anyone’s wondering that’s the famous poem:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.


Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.


Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

I hate to break Godwin’s law but of course the situation in 1930s Europe has nothing to do with the current situation in Australia.

No anti-vaxxers are being sent to camps.

No anti-vaxxers are being denied treatment in our universal healthcare system.

In fact you know who else opposed vaccine mandates?

You Know Who Else Opposed Vaccine Mandates? Hitler.

The Nazis didn’t want certain groups to get vaccinated because they wanted to wipe those groups out of existence.

Current day leaders want people to get vaccinated to.....keep them alive and healthy. The absolute opposite of what the Nazis wanted.

So hearing current day anti vaxxers compare themselves to those persecuted under the Nazis is not only offensive it’s also totally inaccurate.
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