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david s July 8, 2020

@elishatraill That's fantastic, I'm really glad that you're working through these things together: you've got plenty to deal with from the sound of it! I'm happy that people can give voice to their fears & frustrations, I just feel sometimes that people are trying to do it all on their own instead of together as partners.

david s July 8, 2020

These are probably the same "experts" who decided that Luisana Lopliato was "trapped" in an "abusive" relationship with her husband, Michael Bublé

david s July 8, 2020

OK, at least we know that West isn't going to subtract any sensible votes from Joe Biden. Hopefully the people that do vote for him wouldn't have been voting anyway. Will be interesting to see where this goes...

david s July 5, 2020

@rush You know what, my theory is that was just a stunt for Trump in 2016 as well - he ran to boost his ego and his brand, but was expecting to lose to Clinton, and was going to blame the media and the elites, the deep state and all that sort of stuff, and then take that expanded profile and sell real estate or universities or something. Actually becoming President with all its boring minutiae that involved was the last thing he ever wanted to do. I'm hoping that once he leaves office, the uncertainty as to whether a sitting President can be indicted will be stop being an issue and that he's charged with everything that was investigated and proven in Robert Mueller's report.

david s July 5, 2020

@rush This is the same network that has "experts" lining up strangers in a "social experiment" where they get married to someone they've never met, so it's pretty clear that the network now feel that Hanson's statements are going to lose them ratings rather than win them ratings, and that's really the only reason they've let her go.

david s July 5, 2020

@rush Trump will be fine with it - see my comment above. Trump doesn't have to worry about his base voting for West, it's the African American voters that would have almost all voted for Biden that this might fracture.

david s July 5, 2020

Have either of you discussed this with your husbands? Because it seems like they need to consider some serious changes in the ways your marriages and homes work: they need to look at working less and doing more at home so you can go back to work part time instead of feeling trapped all the time. They need to be a part of the solution rather than a part of the problem, even if it sets their career back (gee, that's just something women have faced for ages) or your family financially (which is still totally worth it). Otherwise they run the real risk of waking up one day and you're not there - you've gone off and left the marriage to work part time, be a mum only part time, and be a girlfriend to someone else part time, a la the other article over the weekend here on Mamamia.

david s July 5, 2020

Trump voters aren't going to vote for Kanye West. Black voters might, so I can only see this as helping Trump's re-election bid and hurting Biden's chances.

david s July 2, 2020

The media keeps calling the Melbourne hotel quarantine failures "disastrous" - I feel that's a bit sensationalist. It's certainly concerning, but it hasn't yet got away from the Victorian government that I'd call it a "disaster" just yet.

david s July 2, 2020

Hadn't influencers already had to start figuring out alternatives with the change in INstagram's platform to no longer show the number of Likes for a post?

david s July 1, 2020

The bit about a 3 month contract jumps out at me: that's inherently risky, and something that consultants need to factor in when taking work. It sounds like she's relied on demonstrating her competence to leverage that very short term contract into longer term work and has gotten a rude awakening. Glad she's got something, though.

david s July 1, 2020

I hope this was an enormously difficult study for the researchers to conduct, because anyone with a shred of compassion should empathise with these children and their awful, awful treatment.

david s July 1, 2020

Every relationship changes over the course of years: none of them have the same "spark" after that amount of time. It needs to change and evolve and grow deeper rather than higher, and if all it takes for you to break up with someone is the temptation of someone else, someone new and exciting, then none of them are going to last. Hopefully she'll figure that out as she grows up a bit more.

david s June 11, 2020

The phrase 'game on moles' is now a fairly common part of the Australian lexicon
I don't know who you've been hanging out with, but no-one I know has ever said this or even used the word "mole".

david s May 31, 2020

I wish the church of your youth had done a better job of demonstrating how much Jesus loves you; of living up to his grace and forgiveness, rather than the judgement and guilt you felt growing up and in your marriage. I wish it had done a better job of educating your first husband that it wasn't about his needs, but about yours: that his responsibility was to love you like Jesus loves the church, not about the things he felt he was entitled to or expected from you. I wish it had taught you that physical intimacy doesn't magically and automatically amazing when you get married, but like your marriage requires seflessness and communication for it to grow and improve over time - and commitment and effort from both of you, not just one of you. I'm sorry about the hurt and pain you've experienced and the way that people have let you down, and I hope you find the way back to Jesus, who's always been there for you. Shalom.

david s May 31, 2020

It's untrue that you enter your first relationship without baggage: you may not have from earlier romantic relationships, but we all still have plenty of personal baggage from any number of sources: our childhood is a big one. "Daddy issues" is one of those cliches that is all too often true.

david s May 24, 2020

You'd think it would have been "on brand" for Sandilands to mercilessly mock Evans for his unscientific views. Interesting to see that Evans' views are informed by what he "feels" is right and that he ignores experts who don't agree with those feelings and seeks out those who do (even though they're not "experts" under any scientific definition but just people claiming expertise)

david s May 24, 2020

Actually, this is very much "on brand" for the sort of "journalism" that 60 Minutes have been doing for some time now. It's why people go to the ABC if they actually want investigative journalism rather than any of the commercial networks.

david s May 21, 2020

Awesome they've made it work, especially when Sarah is by far the bigger "star" than Freddie ever was: glad to see that hasn't really mattered to him.

david s May 21, 2020

Our youngest daughter had an iPod for the longest time - connected to the wifi, she would watch Youtube, could send iMessages, etc. She, like our 2 older boys, got her first smartphone the Christmas before she started Year 7 and so far we think it's okay - she turns 13 next month and is keen to get Instagram: not to share content, but to connect herself to the Instagram Live feed our church youth group is using in place of actual meetings.

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