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Old 01-09-2019, 06:12 PM   #3901
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LOL is everything illegal in australia? obv just kidding but man, it seems like your gov't has you by the balls and chain and the citizens are just the dogs.

actually its pretty depressing. it ****s my mind to know places like this can exist.


i hope you guys **** them to death legally and win online poker back. the system is clearly broken but good luck.
how can people be this **** dumb? it is not against the law to eat while driving. It is (as it is in basically every country with laws) illegal to drive while distracted, if that distraction is eating, using cell phone, putting on makeup, turning around to do something in the back seat, etc. anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road. If a cop sees this happen they will obv pull you over - as they would in the US or any other (non third world) country. If you are looking at the road while eating a snickers bar you will not be pulled over/fined.

As for Leyonhjelm the guy is obv a pos but seemed he was leading the charge for regulation, hope we can still get something this year.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:52 AM   #3902
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I suppose it's time to put back the "dust on our dancing shoes"
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:17 AM   #3903
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LOL is everything illegal in australia? obv just kidding but man, it seems like your gov't has you by the balls and chain and the citizens are just the dogs.

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Of all the places i visited straya was the closest to a "police state" for me.

Everything fun is either forbidden or ridic expensive
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:56 PM   #3904
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I suppose it's time to put back the "dust on our dancing shoes"
hard to tell. We should await the quarterly update.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:06 PM   #3905
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Of all the places i visited straya was the closest to a "police state" for me.

Everything fun is either forbidden or ridic expensive
No real reason for the former and it has only really been a recent phenomenon (like last 10 to 15 years). Civil liability laws have had a lot to do with it.

As for the latter well it is only expensive given we have some of the world's highest salaries here and property prices.

For these reasons alone it seems silly that the online poker operators aren't doing more to try to get themselves licensed to operate here. Together with Russia (and the US - can't leave them out) I would have to say Australia would be the next most lucrative country on a per person capita.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:14 PM   #3906
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i lost my license for 6 months for 1 excessive speeding offence

however, pokies and other things that completely destroy lives (i've seen this first hand with a friend who was literally 20yrs old) are rampant everywhere and nothing is done because they generate so much revenue for the government

aus is a nanny state because it's more profitable. everything is about government revenue.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:03 AM   #3907
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Mayaswell just burn the dancing shoes. Don't want to be a hoarder
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:03 AM   #3908
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i lost my license for 6 months for 1 excessive speeding offence

however, pokies and other things that completely destroy lives (i've seen this first hand with a friend who was literally 20yrs old) are rampant everywhere and nothing is done because they generate so much revenue for the government

aus is a nanny state because it's more profitable. everything is about government revenue.


Excessive speeding can kill people and you deserved to lose your license.

Pokies are a plague on our society. Sorry about your friend

Aus is not a nanny state albeit I hate the NSW lockout laws and of course the online poker bull**** but plenty of countries have **** laws
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:28 AM   #3909
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Excessive speeding can kill people and you deserved to lose your license.

Pokies are a plague on our society. Sorry about your friend

Aus is not a nanny state albeit I hate the NSW lockout laws and of course the online poker bull**** but plenty of countries have **** laws
one speeding offence shouldn't be loss of license, but that's besides the point. the hypocrisy is.

can't really think of a country with ****ter laws than aus tbh. in japan u can literally do whatever u want behind the wheel, drink in public, not have the gov lowkey tax u by getting u addicted to slot machines. aus culture is just ****
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:12 PM   #3910
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...aus is a nanny state because it's more profitable. everything is about government revenue.
yep
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:26 PM   #3911
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one speeding offence shouldn't be loss of license, but that's besides the point. the hypocrisy is.

can't really think of a country with ****ter laws than aus tbh. in japan u can literally do whatever u want behind the wheel, drink in public, not have the gov lowkey tax u by getting u addicted to slot machines. aus culture is just ****
Depends on how extreme the offence was and what license you have. A full license driver doing 5 km/h over is no where near as bad as a p plater doing 30 over - how fast were you going and what license were you on?

Also, you only get addicted to pokies if you choose to. You could say the same thing about cigarettes, in reality they're only legal because they can tax the **** out of it, that's the same in a lot of countries, not their fault I smoke though - can't blame the gov for everything, you need to take some personal responsibility at some point
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