Tamarama's past comments

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    Tamarama

    Not a headline you read everyday, that.

    Posted in: Botched genital surgery triggered yakuza attack on nurse: prosecutors

  • 1

    Tamarama

    I do believe she puts her heart and soul into her work, though, and maybe that's what her fans see.

    Make no mistake, this woman's work is deeply symbolic and highly layered - she is an outstanding artist.

    The childlike abstraction and simplification of organic forms combine a playful sense of the naive with a deeper, slightly unsettling sense that the world is not quite what it appears to be, or 'should' be. She combines colour, form, scale to gently screw with your sense of perception.

    It's very, very cool.

    Posted in: Yayoi Kusama's Eternal Soul

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Over two centuries, it has to be Santa Claus for me. Seems logical.

    Posted in: Who would you say has been the most famous fictional character of the past two centuries?

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Anyone involved in regular trading on stock markets know how prevalent and pervasive algorithms are in manipulating share prices to large trading house's advantage. Retail investors are entirely at their mercy.

    Posted in: How algorithms (secretly) run the world

  • 3

    Tamarama

    ... with each other. What about with other people

    Ha ha!

    It makes a massive difference to the nature of your relationship with your spouse. Massive. I have, what I can only describe as a fantastic relationship with my wife. She is an awesome human, and we are a very happy couple.

    But right now, she is heavily pregnant and the fun stuff has been shelved for the time being.

    She is super ira ira and so am I. She puts that solely down to a lack of sex.

    Put out for positivity and prosperity people.

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    Tamarama

    I went to a Musashino Mori in Mutsukawa, Kanagawa not long ago. Man, the coffee was brilliant, and the eggs and toast for the breakfast set were fantastic. Try it.

    I like hanging in coffee shops in Japan, I'm not real fussy. The coffee is hit and miss but I find them generally pretty good. Starbucks is reliable and I enjoy the quiet atmosphere. The is a casual social-ness to coffee shops.

    But no tobacco.

    Posted in: When you drink coffee or tea in Japan, do you prefer the chains like Starbucks, Tully’s, Doutor, etc, or do you prefer the traditional “kissaten?”

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    Tamarama

    Fair question Wolfpack.

    The issue is not with taking refugees, it's with how they arrive. It also has nothing to do with 'race'.

    Australia fills an annual refugee quota with people from all over the world in various locations. Once they are cleared as genuine refugees, Australia (like other countries) flies them to the country and resettles them.

    The refugees in question are, for want of a better term, 'boat people' who board often poorly built or maintained vessels in Indonesia and sail into Australian waters and demand asylum.

    There are three main problems with this. The first is that hundreds/thousands of people have simply disappeared en-route, never to be seen again, attempting the crossing. The second, is that Australia's right to choose who it takes as refugees is forfeit, and it is forced to house and process whoever shows up. There are potential security issues with this. Thirdly, if and when it does take these illegal entrants, the floodgates open and there is a constant stream of them as they are smuggled through into Indonesia, then onto Australia. This is a very sensitive political issue in Australia.

    So, it's a complicated problem that has resulted in the conservative governments here taking a very tough stance to stop these boatloads of people, which they have done.

    And, the PM never escapes being called a racist bigot in the process. But the situation is far more complicated and nuanced than that, I'm afraid. Their race is irrelevant. They means of arrival is the problem.

    Posted in: Australian PM, Trump offer different versions of phone call on refugee deal

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    Tamarama

    Actually, I'm pretty sure their religion has nothing to do with why they aren't in Australia, it's purely the fact that Australia has completely shut it's doors to illegal immigrants who are trying to force themselves into the country's immigration system by taking a long and dangerous journey by sea from either Indonesia, Malaysia or somewhere further afield. I believe that many of them don't even want to go to Australia anymore and actually requested the US take them.

    It's a very hardline stance on illegals, this one by Australia. In fact, it should very much appeal to DT's sensibilities. It has effectively stopped people trying to reach Australia by boat.

    Australia still takes a lot of refugees each year, mind you.

    Posted in: Australian PM, Trump offer different versions of phone call on refugee deal

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    Tamarama

    The country has a great deal to offer, and just because you can't see it doesn't mean that others won't/don't. There will be heaps of foreigners who relish the chance to do this.

    Good idea. My in laws would make outstanding hosts.

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    Tamarama

    I think Turnbull has had the ticker to take Trump to task and call him out on his BS, and Trump has got his nose put out of joint and blown up. Kudos to Turnbull. I don't want a lap dog Prime Minister, especially where this idiot is concerned.

    I hope it won't be the last time he does it, either.

    Opposition leader Bill Shorten called on Turnbull to be open about his interaction with Trump, saying The Washington Post version of the call was worrying.

    Shorten is a pillock. He should be standing behind Turnbull on this, not playing politics and trying to score cheap points.

    Posted in: Australian PM, Trump offer different versions of phone call on refugee deal

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    Tamarama

    Well, it's a brand new, radical social and political experiment, unparalleled in US history.

    I thought there was no way Trump would get elected, and I was wrong.

    My head tells me that there is no way this can last in the US, but the goalposts appear to have been completely shifted, so I can only sit back and observe what will unfold. I really have no idea.

    I do know though, that of all asylum seekers taken by the US since 9/11, exactly none have committed an act of terror in the US.

    Posted in: Trump's ban dashes hope for many asylum-seekers

  • 4

    Tamarama

    183 people in 23 days??!!

    Thank god I'm not American.

    Posted in: Trump says he will 'send in the Feds' if Chicago doesn't end 'carnage'

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    Tamarama

    Well there is a caveat in the American statement - the 'If' they are in International waters. Shouldn't they know that already? Shouldn't they be clear on that before they start the saber rattling?

    Both of them had better be careful. Pride will mean that they might very quickly maneuver themselves into a place that has very few options.

    Which will be good for precisely nobody.

    Posted in: China says it will not back down on South China Sea

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    Tamarama

    Yeah, me too. Really enjoyed The Force Awakens - back to classic Star Wars, so I'm hoping for it to continue in the same vein. I enjoyed Rogue One, but it wasn't quite the same.

    Posted in: Next 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

  • -1

    Tamarama

    My father in law will be beside himself with this news.

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  • -5

    Tamarama

    Tennis.

    Zzzzzzzz.....

    Posted in: Venus Williams, Vandeweghe, Federer, Wawrinka reach Australian Open semifinals

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Maybe it's just implying that he is the last one left, at the moment.

    Rey is clearly Jedi material. He might get back in the saddle and train a whole new gen.

    Love Star Wars.

    Posted in: Next 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

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    Tamarama

    Wait, she's 50?! Wow.

    Posted in: Actress Makiko Esumi announces retirement from showbiz; denies affair rumors

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    Tamarama

    It's in fact very very cowardly!!

    You can't generalize and I disagree with you in most cases. To do it to escape justice or the ramifications of doing something like this is, but for people who suffer mental health issues it's simply ignorant to call them cowards if they commit suicide.

    Posted in: Man arrested for killing girlfriend in love hotel

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    Tamarama

    There is a very popular Japanese musician/busker called George Kamikawa, who has played in and around Melbourne for many years and has a big following. He was busking on the footpath with a large crowd watching when he decided to take a break and his crowd dispersed. Almost immediately afterwards, the guy came through right where he was. George jumped out of the way, but imagine the carnage of a car hitting a crowd like that.

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