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Old 06-21-2008, 08:20 AM   #751
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Since my school was ostensibly Protestant, we had our conservative faction. I don't think this particular fellow really had any political views, though. He was just astonishingly stupid and thought homosexuals were gross and communists must be evil and handicapped people are creepy. He didn't even realise the Holocaust had happened or that it was worse than 11 September 2001 until I told him. In grade 12.

And I love how all of my university tutes tend to just turn into a leftie agreement session.
For a school that by all rights ought to have been quite conservative, was quite pleasant. The Principal and Board, etc were all very pro-National, but the students just ignored it.

I love University. We all just sit around agreeing and laughing.
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I'm not complaining as such, because when we were looking at the house a plane flew over. 99% of the time it's really cool, but it's crazy that with the noise abatement procedures in Auckland we still get them going over at midnight after having quiet landing planes coming over all day.

And yeah. That extra 120km/h isn't going to make a difference.
God, this is what pisses me off: when people buy a house and KNOW it's near an airport flight path or a railway line or whatever, then bitch every fucking time an upgrade is planned. I used to live by the Robina railway line on the Gold Coast. When we moved in there, we knew the train line was there and that trains would pass every 15 minutes. The neighbours who actually complained cracked me up. I was glad they were too lazy to ever do much but quietly whine to themselves to hear the sound of their own voice.
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And here I was, thinking that being able to build trains in my own workshops would just be handy because it would avoid the whole "damn, we need to ship it across a huge fucking ocean" factor.

But I suppose if I can join in on the dreaming, my trains would be able to carry 300 seated passengers in four carriages; one first class, two regular, and one regular/buffet, with the buffet providing a nice selection of hot meals and drinks and stuff. They could run at over 200km/h, come to a smooth stop within 50 metres, never be late, and be powered by my vitrolic rants and hyperbole so that Interference need not suffer it.
You could ship the trains in my Uber Plane.
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God, this is what pisses me off: when people buy a house and KNOW it's near an airport flight path or a railway line or whatever, then bitch every fucking time an upgrade is planned. I used to live by the Robina railway line on the Gold Coast. When we moved in there, we knew the train line was there and that trains would pass every 15 minutes. The neighbours who actually complained cracked me up. I was glad they were too lazy to ever do much but quietly whine to themselves to hear the sound of their own voice.
The people so opposed to a second runway at Auckland are stupid. Guys, there's always going to be a need to progress and expand.

I'm opposed to it for other reasons.

To be fair though, if that plane hadn't flown across we'd have had no idea there were going to be planes flying past. But as far as i'm concerned, heaven.
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Sure, I need something to cheer me up.
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can someone please tell me why i'm up at this ungodly hour?
You like having a roof over your head and food to eat?
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For a school that by all rights ought to have been quite conservative, was quite pleasant. The Principal and Board, etc were all very pro-National, but the students just ignored it.

I love University. We all just sit around agreeing and laughing.
Hah. I must admit, I'm surprised how many of my teachers were on the left side of the fence, given the higher-ups were uncomfortably conservative. One even wrote an article in the school newsletter about how terrible Harry Potter is. Now, normally I'd be inclined to agree, because that stuff is shit literature, but this was the usual "fundie 10 point plan" on how eeeevil it is. Wish I'd kept that newsletter now as it was good for a laugh.
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WHAT HAPPENED?!
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You like having a roof over your head and food to eat?
ahh yes, that's it

but seriously, i got TWO hours of sleep. TWO. i'm not exaggerating at all
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Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus.




I'm expecting to report back here after the Warriors game tomorrow with a bad result too, but....nothing like that. Wow.

Fuck me dead, it was in Perth too?
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The people so opposed to a second runway at Auckland are stupid. Guys, there's always going to be a need to progress and expand.

I'm opposed to it for other reasons.

To be fair though, if that plane hadn't flown across we'd have had no idea there were going to be planes flying past. But as far as i'm concerned, heaven.
What's your suggestion re: expanding Auckland's airport/building a second one?

And it just irritates the fuck out of me when NIMBYs actually get in the way of real progress. There was a great post on Railpage recently, I'm trying to find it. It was perfect and should be posted to every NIMBY on earth.
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