This was Red Beach today …
I spent a lot of time at Red Beach in my teenage years. This new photo thread to PAS is making me very homesick.
felt really pleased with this picture
I’m really impressed by the in focus/out of focus effect. I suspect that’s something my phone won’t do… or if it did, I’d not correctly assign subjects.
That’s how you know it’s a dog beach.
Which beach is it Jackie? I particularly like beaches with creeks/lagoons that feed into them.
Great evening light
Stunning light Nora, I've only just worked out that the light before a storm creates lovely contrasts (I'm not terribly visual, it had to be very directly shown/explained to me)... with hope, there's a storm forecast for Sydney tonight... I'll post any efforts of interest.
Memory suggests there's a Paul Kelly song that's similar.
I'm guessing you mean How to Make Gravy? It's a tear jerker. Here's a nice live performance.
edit: snap @kiwicmc
However, broader societal forces are not aimed the same way and I used that language to make a point. Sorry that it didn't come across clearly!
Tamara, I assumed that's where you were heading. The broader social stuff is the challenge, agreed. I've been surprised by some of my kids' behaviour over the years and wondered not only where it was learned but how it displaced what I thought we were modeling?
Hear ye, for Sanctuary has spoken: the gendered nature of gun violence and mass shootings is not at all relevant. Good to know.
Got to say, I think that's a perfectly reasonable reply to what was an unduly sarcastic comment Tom. No doubt this is a challenging issue, but a unique quality of this community is the respect we maintain while furiously disagreeing.
Dare I even take it to the extreme: boys should be trained to be even more passive than girls, so as to overcome the effect of the biology!
Perhaps if we replaced 'trained' with nutured and 'passive' with respectful (or other terms)? I've got three girls, none of them I would want to be 'passive', none are.
Reading that NYT piece is a challenge. I can't quite imagine the phrase "many unlicensed gun ranges" being in common parlance and yet clearly it was. Elsewhere there's a comment about these being "no ordinary guns"; what inference do you take from that?
That Soko track... emo never sounded so f*cking cool. Checked out that its from 2007, completely missed it, thanks for the link.
David Lange's last public lecture, inaugural Otago Chaplaincy and Interfaith Group Peace Lecture on the topic of “Old Faiths, New World”. 5 August 2004.
Thank you Kyle, I find it terribly sad that David's no longer with us. Like I'm sure many others here, he was my initial political inspiration.
O'Sullivan seems to have an oddly naive belief in this area which is at odds with her normal skepticism.
Confirmation bias is, I believe, a partial explanation.
FWIW, from the other side of the ditch, the Australian Council of Trade Unions is "highly concerned at the direction of the agreement." From their media release, this quote from NZCTU's Bill Rosenbery:
Many of the proposals would undermine good, well-paid jobs, public services, affordable medicines and public health, and our ability to make laws and regulations in the public interest. They would cut off options for the sustainable development of our economies. Instead the proposals give greater power to large corporations and fleet-footed investors who would have little interest in creating good jobs and improving social conditions
Other comment, by Andrew Dettmer, National President of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, states "deep concerns at the way the negotiations are being conducted."
The full release is here