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PostPosted: September 22, 2013, 7:58 pm
Years before I knew her and I've never set foot in Columbia, now a virgin stewardess so Nickmans probably had her on one of his millions of flights.
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I'm pretty sure that TR owns a piece of that operation
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PostPosted: September 22, 2013, 9:25 pm
:lol:

Only happened once in my life thankfully, pressure is a mans worst enemy and that situation the pressure was more than any man should have to deal with
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PostPosted: September 28, 2013, 11:31 am
I'm in Sri Lanka at the moment. Very interesting trip.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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PostPosted: September 28, 2013, 11:43 am
T_R wrote:I'm in Sri Lanka at the moment. Very interesting trip.


I'm flying out to Colombo November 1!
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PostPosted: September 28, 2013, 11:45 am
T_R wrote:I'm in Sri Lanka at the moment. Very interesting trip.

Albi letting loose in Sri Lanka
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PostPosted: September 28, 2013, 10:15 pm
Michael wrote:
T_R wrote:I'm in Sri Lanka at the moment. Very interesting trip.


I'm flying out to Colombo November 1!


I'll have a full report for you :)
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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PostPosted: September 29, 2013, 10:19 am
Greenbits wrote:
T_R wrote:I'm in Sri Lanka at the moment. Very interesting trip.

Albi letting loose in Sri Lanka


I'm currently vicariously enjoying the trip via the magic of Facebook.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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T_R wrote:These avatars are deeply confusing me


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PostPosted: September 29, 2013, 5:08 pm
What the?! Wait, you two £¢¥€* stole my avatar!
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PostPosted: September 29, 2013, 10:25 pm
Greenbits wrote:And then you shagged her right?

:lol:

Sorry just caught up with this thread.
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At least somebody laughed at it
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 11:02 am
Anyone got any travel insurance company recommendations?

I was gonna go with Allianz, but on their FB page it's just full of unresolved claims from people. Then I was gonna go with Worldcare, but they say they're a part of Allianz anyway?
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 11:13 am
PrimetimeRaider wrote:Anyone got any travel insurance company recommendations?

I was gonna go with Allianz, but on their FB page it's just full of unresolved claims from people. Then I was gonna go with Worldcare, but they say they're a part of Allianz anyway?


I went with AAMI when I went earlier this year. It costs slightly more than other places you can find on the internet but I was confident I wasn't going to have any hassles. They have a 24 hour contact and all that jazz. My fiance's bag didn't arrive at Heathrow when we got there and they were great, we got reimbursed for everything.
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 11:15 am
Are you a member of Medibank? They have travel insurance. If I recall correctly members get a discount. Could be the same with other insurers.
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Is Medicare the same as Medibank?
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 11:31 am
PrimetimeRaider wrote:Anyone got any travel insurance company recommendations?

I was gonna go with Allianz, but on their FB page it's just full of unresolved claims from people. Then I was gonna go with Worldcare, but they say they're a part of Allianz anyway?


I went through Cover-More when I went overseas. I had to reschedule my flights on the day, and get a couple more days accommodation before the flights and we were able to claim everything back easily
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 11:34 am
PrimetimeRaider wrote:Is Medicare the same as Medibank?


medicare is the public health care system, medibank is the government owned private health company
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 11:41 am
Sweet thanks.

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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 12:31 pm
Off to Fiji next week for a week and a half.

Was supposed to be a relaxing, romantic getaway with a bit of scuba thrown in (heading to the coral coast).. Now it's a relaxing getaway for me and a holiday with morning sickness for the lady where she will no doubt spend most the time chilling by the pool and beach not travelling far from the aircon/bathroom/bed and I will be snorkling, scuba diving, canoeing and going solo trekking through the fijiian wilderness.
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PrimetimeRaider wrote:Anyone got any travel insurance company recommendations?

I was gonna go with Allianz, but on their FB page it's just full of unresolved claims from people. Then I was gonna go with Worldcare, but they say they're a part of Allianz anyway?

I went to Paris, Italy and then London over a month and bought insurance through NRMA.

I didn't have to make one claim, so I put that down to my insurance working spectacularly.
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 12:50 pm
Worm wrote:Off to Fiji next week for a week and a half.

Was supposed to be a relaxing, romantic getaway with a bit of scuba thrown in (heading to the coral coast).. Now it's a relaxing getaway for me and a holiday with morning sickness for the lady where she will no doubt spend most the time chilling by the pool and beach not travelling far from the aircon/bathroom/bed and I will be snorkling, scuba diving, canoeing and going solo trekking through the fijiian wilderness.

Hope you get eaten by a bear.
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 12:50 pm
Raider Bell wrote:
PrimetimeRaider wrote:Anyone got any travel insurance company recommendations?

I was gonna go with Allianz, but on their FB page it's just full of unresolved claims from people. Then I was gonna go with Worldcare, but they say they're a part of Allianz anyway?

I went to Paris, Italy and then London over a month and bought insurance through NRMA.

I didn't have to make one claim, so I put that down to my insurance working spectacularly.


I'm going to South Africa, and going to a soccer game in Soweto, and I'm white, so I expect to be assaulted.
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PostPosted: October 9, 2013, 3:25 pm
PrimetimeRaider wrote:
Raider Bell wrote:
PrimetimeRaider wrote:Anyone got any travel insurance company recommendations?

I was gonna go with Allianz, but on their FB page it's just full of unresolved claims from people. Then I was gonna go with Worldcare, but they say they're a part of Allianz anyway?

I went to Paris, Italy and then London over a month and bought insurance through NRMA.

I didn't have to make one claim, so I put that down to my insurance working spectacularly.

I'm going to South Africa, and going to a soccer game in Soweto, and I'm white, so I expect to be assaulted.

You'll probably get eaten by a bear too.
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I am embarking on a Eurotrip with 4 of my mates tomorrow (I'm the fifth wheel)

Will be doing La Tomatina in Valencia, a week of Island hopping with Sail Croatia. Might take a tour of Kings Landing (Dubrovnik). Spend some time in Paris, before taking the rail to London. From there heading to Amsterdam, then Prague, then finishing Europe with Oktoberfest. Lastly we'll be dropping in to Universal Studios in Singapore on the way back. Should all be pretty epic!

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PostPosted: August 23, 2014, 1:18 pm
I'm at the airport now - Stockholm then Cologne, London, Bangkok and home

God I hate business travel
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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PostPosted: August 23, 2014, 1:30 pm
T_R wrote:I'm at the airport now - Stockholm then Cologne, London, Bangkok and home

God I hate business travel


No direct flights from Germany to Thailand?
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PostPosted: August 23, 2014, 1:36 pm
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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PostPosted: August 23, 2014, 5:48 pm
I'm in Thailand, some of humanities best features and some of its worst.

Oh and Japanese tourists, god they are rude.
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PostPosted: August 23, 2014, 11:29 pm
I'm also in Thsiland, though only for four hours
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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