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Forum: Chit Chat 02-13-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Gorbet
Re: Fire

Yeah, my parents live just outside Bendigo which is where those photos are from. The fires didn't come near their house but I used to live in Kinglake where the destruction is just absolutely insane....
Forum: Chit Chat 02-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Gorbet
Fire

There have been some bad bushfires (http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/) around my state yesterday and today. It's a bit different this time because one of them was over the hill from my...
Forum: Chit Chat 02-06-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 2,567
Posted By Gorbet
Re: Pocket Woes

They got phased out in 1998.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-06-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 2,567
Posted By Gorbet
Re: Pocket Woes

Yes we all carry firearms and OC spray but tasers are only issued to specialist units in my force.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-06-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 2,567
Posted By Gorbet
Re: Pocket Woes

How can you carry so much shit? I have my wallet, keys and phone and sometimes sunglasses which I dump in the back pocket. My right pocket has a smaller pocket inside that holds my phone, my wallet...
Forum: Chit Chat 02-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By Gorbet
Re: It might be Time

Moving out is awesome. I did it and my relationship with my parents improved, I was closer to work and I could do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. It's great fun particularly if you get yourself...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-25-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gorbet
Pragmatic common sense.

Pragmatic common sense.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-16-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
Well murder is a subjective term which requires...

Well murder is a subjective term which requires an investigation and perhaps a hearing in the justice system to determine if an event was a murder. There's no point trying to debate if you will not...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By Gorbet
It's pronounced Gore-bet, as it's spelt.

It's pronounced Gore-bet, as it's spelt.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By Gorbet
There's not really anything official to show what...

There's not really anything official to show what the academy is like. This is the best I can give.

http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=14451
Forum: Chit Chat 01-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By Gorbet
Leaving

So my squad starts at the police academy on Monday. I'm really excited and a bit nervous as well. I'm sure I'll ease into the training and it's not quite as intense as the military but it's still a...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-15-2009
Replies: 499
Views: 12,207
Posted By Gorbet
I just found this cartoon and it's quite a good...

I just found this cartoon and it's quite a good one.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zoBTKiA4xhM/SW50XCp2OtI/AAAAAAAACsE/k5zXtNMGdiU/s320/Palv.IDF.jpg
Forum: Chit Chat 01-14-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
This is where it is pointless to argue if you are...

This is where it is pointless to argue if you are just going to trot out the line 'the justice system is unjust'. Maybe the second trial of the LAPD officers involved in the Rodney King beating that...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-14-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
Why is the law in Texas relevant when the event...

Why is the law in Texas relevant when the event happened in New York? The police members involved were acquitted of the charges brought against them in court.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-13-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 1,938
Posted By Gorbet
Yes but there's a big Italian community here but...

Yes but there's a big Italian community here but the majority of Italian descended Aussies speak English except for some older people. I don't know why a lot of schools still teach Italian, French...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-13-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
Actually I think the case involved fifty rounds...

Actually I think the case involved fifty rounds being fired at three men who were in a car which had just been used as a deadly weapon against police.



If we're talking about specific cases...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-13-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
Of course I automatically assume that the police...

Of course I automatically assume that the police are in the right when they arrest someone. I assume that the burger I buy at the shop has properly cooked meat in it, I assume that my mechanic has...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-13-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 1,938
Posted By Gorbet
I'd say that about 90% of what I learnt in high...

I'd say that about 90% of what I learnt in high school is not remotely useful to me in life. I don't use any of the maths I learnt in high school. The only time I've had to do serious sums outside of...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-12-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
My attitude suggests nothing of the sort. I will...

My attitude suggests nothing of the sort. I will generally side with the police unless it's been shown that they actually have broken the law or their own regulations. I don't see anything...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-12-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
I don't recall ever saying that murder is right,...

I don't recall ever saying that murder is right, or that police are above the law so maybe you can stop talking now.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 130
Views: 2,417
Posted By Gorbet
I'm still laughing at the Canadian nationalism....

I'm still laughing at the Canadian nationalism. New Zealanders don't quote indexes, lists and shit like that to try and be better than us.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By Gorbet
Chaos

Chaos
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Gorbet
LoA

LoA
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 1,493
Posted By Gorbet
The Hawaiian

The Hawaiian
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 1,450
Posted By Gorbet
The Hawaiian

The Hawaiian
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 1,922
Posted By Gorbet
GenocideAlive

GenocideAlive
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By Gorbet
GenocideAlive

GenocideAlive
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By Gorbet
Bliss

Bliss
Forum: Chit Chat 01-11-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By Gorbet
Pizza

Pizza
Forum: Chit Chat 01-09-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By Gorbet
And now we stop.

And now we stop.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-08-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Gorbet
Sport forum is better for this. For the...

Sport forum is better for this.

For the record though, even though they're not an American football team I barrack for the Geelong Cats (http://www.geelongcats.com.au/) and have done since I was...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-07-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 1,998
Posted By Gorbet
It's not all that hard to have a one night stand....

It's not all that hard to have a one night stand. Try that.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-07-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
Interesting, I'm not sure if similar rules apply...

Interesting, I'm not sure if similar rules apply here but even if they did I'm sure that the police would be dragged through the papers in outrage. Just last month police shot and killed a...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-07-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
Aren't American police permitted to use deadly...

Aren't American police permitted to use deadly force against fleeing felons under certain circumstances? It's stupid to even speculate anyway given the way in which the details of the incident have...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-07-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
I'm not British, I'm Australian. All Australian...

I'm not British, I'm Australian. All Australian state/territory police forces and the Australian Federal Police arm their members whilst they are on duty.

In the United Kingdom police are allowed...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-07-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 2,108
Posted By Gorbet
Holy crap I'm seriously considering becoming a...

Holy crap I'm seriously considering becoming a tissue distributor for this forum and being able to retire in six months. I saw Saving Private Ryan when it first came out at the cinema and I cried at...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-07-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gorbet
I defend police when I think criticism of them is...

I defend police when I think criticism of them is unjustified. Considering I'm about to join the police why would you expect me to jump on your anti-police bandwagon every time a police member...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-05-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 897
Posted By Gorbet
Between C and DD is my favourite but it all...

Between C and DD is my favourite but it all depends on the proportion in general. I once picked up a bird with E size and she was fucking mint. Usually I'd have thought E was way too big but not that...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-04-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 1,339
Posted By Gorbet
A lot of places are putting out tip jars which I...

A lot of places are putting out tip jars which I find rude, but we're still not expected to do it. Waiters earn good money here same as anyone else so they don't need to get tipped.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-03-2009
Replies: 499
Views: 12,207
Posted By Gorbet
Please, please find a book and read it.

Please, please find a book and read it.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-03-2009
Replies: 499
Views: 12,207
Posted By Gorbet
Neither Australia nor Canada are British or Crown...

Neither Australia nor Canada are British or Crown possessions. Both of them are independent countries that just happen to have the same person as head of state. Elizabeth II is the Queen of the...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-01-2009
Replies: 130
Views: 2,417
Posted By Gorbet
I went to a friend's 21st which had a jukebox and...

I went to a friend's 21st which had a jukebox and microphones. I busted out my best Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens and even Meat Loaf. What a dickhead I am.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-30-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 1,485
Posted By Gorbet
Where is Canada again?

Where is Canada again?
Forum: Chit Chat 12-30-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 1,485
Posted By Gorbet
I'd recommend the Boston/New York/Washington sort...

I'd recommend the Boston/New York/Washington sort of area. Easier to get to from Europe and a good place to start.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-30-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By Gorbet
The idea of packing everyone into high rises...

The idea of packing everyone into high rises sounds fun. :rolleyes:
Forum: Chit Chat 12-30-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 1,485
Posted By Gorbet
I found it easier to pick an area (the north...

I found it easier to pick an area (the north east) and visit places just in that area rather than trying to visit the whole country in one go.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-26-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gorbet
Seeing as I'm 21 now presents tend to be fairly...

Seeing as I'm 21 now presents tend to be fairly low-key. I scored some clothing, a few gift vouchers and a nice leather personal organiser to sort out my stuff once I head off to the police academy...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-23-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 2,439
Posted By Gorbet
Having sex with a virgin is not all it's cracked...

Having sex with a virgin is not all it's cracked up to be.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-22-2008
Replies: 165
Views: 4,515
Posted By Gorbet
It doesn't really matter if someone is 'dumb' as...

It doesn't really matter if someone is 'dumb' as long as they do their job properly. I don't care if a soldier has never read Shakespeare or if the guy behind the counter at KFC can't do algebra or...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-20-2008
Replies: 165
Views: 4,515
Posted By Gorbet
Hahaha you can't be serious. Seeing as you're...

Hahaha you can't be serious. Seeing as you're ranting about being peaceful and all that, perhaps you'd like to know that peaceful, neutral Sweden is one of the world's largest arms exporters. Sweden...
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