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Worrals in the wilds 11th Apr 2015 13:57

Touche. :ok::ok:
I believe the pool manager took one look at them and said that as part of the deal they'd have to provide their own lifeguard :uhoh:, so I don't know whether you'd want to be peeking. :suspect:

parabellum 11th Apr 2015 15:15

Wiccan sabbat

Had to Google that, old age must be creeping up! :)

Worrals in the wilds 11th Apr 2015 15:47

I dunno, plenty of Wiccans are getting a bit long in the tooth these days, though they don't let that get in the way of things (or maybe it's thyngs :\).
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It's a bit of a niche religion, mainly (IMO) created and maintained by disaffected Catholics who still enjoy ceremony, mysticism, incense and chanting. Whatever it may be, certainly age is no object when it comes to prancing around waving a wand while wearing fancy robes. :} That said, they're a small minority who are generally happy to fly (on broomsticks maybe? :}) beneath the radar, so I'm not surprised if you haven't heard of them.

rh200 11th Apr 2015 21:17


Personally I hope they drain it afterwards
Please enlighten us Worrals to what you think they get up too. You must have a very good imagination:E.

MTOW 11th Apr 2015 22:22

Worrals, you ask if they pay a fee. I can't answer that, but I do know of one Council in Melbourne (the municipality is named Meldon or something similar) that forked out $40,000 for a screen/curtain that would cover a large glass wall that allowed passers by to see into the indoor pool. The curtain was 'necessary' so the Muslim women could use the pool without being gawped at by m..m....m... men!

bosnich71 11th Apr 2015 22:43

MTOW .... Melton.
Hempy ... do you have a cartoon about Muslims knowing gays ?

MTOW 11th Apr 2015 22:56

No, it's not Melton, bonisch. I understand it's some inner city area just north of the CBD that sports a council full of rabid lefties. The Council name isn't a suburb name (or not one I'm familiar with).

SOPS 12th Apr 2015 00:58

I have a plan.... Muslims can try a pork BBQ and a few beers. If they feel uncomfortable with that idea, they can leave the country.

MTOW 12th Apr 2015 02:15

Re the swimming pool curtain. Here's the link:

No Cookies | Herald Sun


Hefty bill for Muslim women's privacy at public swimming pool

RATEPAYERS could be stung up to $45,000 to install curtains at a public pool so Muslim women can have privacy during a female-only exercise classes.

The City of Monash has won an exemption from equal opportunity laws to run the sessions outside normal opening hours.

The council says the privacy screen is needed for "cultural reasons".

It follows moves by other councils to introduce women-only sessions for the Muslim community, such as Greater Dandenong asking a tribunal to approve a ban on uncovered shoulders and thighs for those attending a family event at a pool.


MTOW 12th Apr 2015 02:26

I listened to Macca on Sunday Morning on the EhBC this morning. One segment he did was of a Northern beaches (Collaroy?) Surf Club holding a (it sounds huge) surf boat event involving 100 surf boats to commemorate (and sort of) re-enact the ANZAC landing. The club has involved the local Turkish community, some of whom will be manning at least one boat.

Ian MacNamara interviewed the surf club bloke who was organising the event and a man who will be one of the crew on the "Turkish" boat.

Which brings me to my choke point. Macca enthusiastically described this fellow (who had a broad Australian accent) as "XXX is Turkish. He was born in Australia."

WTF?????


Surely this, in one throwaway sentence, is what's wrong with the disaster of multiculturalism. Surely to God anyone born here should describe himself - and be described by others -as Australian. How the *** can you be Turkish, but born in Australia?

SOPS 12th Apr 2015 03:05

Remember, it was said on the ALPBC.

owen meaney 12th Apr 2015 03:15

SOPs, why would you do that. Ref the pork bbq

Captain Dart 12th Apr 2015 03:31

I drive to Melbourne Airport. There is a sign by the side of the road welcoming me to some indigenous 'country' or other (no doubt paid for by rate payers, like the swimming pool curtain).

An Australian-born male is described as 'Turkish' (I've been to Turkey several times, and I bet he won't be emigrating there any time soon).

Media full of references to 'hyphen' Australians and 'communities' ('a Lebanese-Australian man', 'the Sudanese community').

To quote Mr Bolt, Australia is fast becoming 'A Nation of Tribes'.

bosnich71 12th Apr 2015 07:30

Captain Dart ....... those signs are appearing all over the place. Two have appeared recently on the outskirts of where I live and I spotted another the other side of Geelong today, on the way to Torquay. Perhaps Mr.Andrews has more money in the kitty than we thought.

meadowrun 12th Apr 2015 08:20


Hempy 12th Apr 2015 08:50

meadowrun, don't judge the book by it's PPRuNe cover. The handful of the repetitive 'doth complain too much' posters won the
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ages ago. No one else bothers too much.

Ethel the Aardvark 12th Apr 2015 09:01

I was enjoying the Reclaim Australia recruitment thread!

bosnich71 12th Apr 2015 09:53

Drive down the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and you will come across signs advising motorists to drive on the left hand side of the road. Funnily enough after you, the overseas visitor, have picked up your hire car at Tullamarine this is the first such advisory sign that you will see.
Nice to see that Ethel has finished his gig at Sussex Street and is back on board.

Worrals in the wilds 12th Apr 2015 10:01


but I do know of one Council in Melbourne (the municipality is named Meldon or something similar) that forked out $40,000 for a screen/curtain that would cover a large glass wall that allowed passers by to see into the indoor pool. The curtain was 'necessary' so the Muslim women could use the pool without being gawped at by m..m....m... men!
Jeez, they got fleeced. Government rates, right? :ugh: I'll do a bargain job for 20 grand :E.
http://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range...re/window/film

That said, the local state school pool has recently put up a big colourbond fence so passers-by can't see kids swimming; another PC 'world's gone mad' cause. Kids have been swimming there for at least fifty years without any pervert outbreaks, but you never know...:rolleyes:

Funnily enough after you, the overseas visitor, have picked up your hire car at Tullamarine this is the first such advisory sign that you will see.
Our airport could use a few of those. An alarming number of hire cars leave the terminal on the wrong side of the road, which makes the first roundabout an exciting experience :ouch::eek:. As you say, you'd think Darwin's theory would have sorted it out by then.

John Eacott 12th Apr 2015 10:25


Originally Posted by bosnich71 (Post 8940879)
Drive down the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and you will come across signs advising motorists to drive on the left hand side of the road. Funnily enough after you, the overseas visitor, have picked up your hire car at Tullamarine this is the first such advisory sign that you will see.

Very good reason for that: you can only get onto the Tulla Freeway on the correct side of the road as it's a divided road! A visitor can get almost all the way to the GOR on divided roads via the Western Ring Road, Princes Highway and the Geelong bypass.

Whereas the GOR had a marked history of visitors pulling over to view the sights, and instinctively rejoining the road on the side that is natural for them, ie the wrong side.

Except the Japanese, Poms and K1W1s, of course ;)


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