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Carrying on from @walklightly's habit of welcoming new chums this is my first opportunity to introduce myself as well. I have been cast into the role of host of this group. For those of you who have not previously encountered me I have an extensive profile available to read, unless you are one of the handful who have really pissed me off and been blocked! To everyone else hello and please note that my message box is sometimes slow but open - actually I prefer talking on the phone. 👋👋👋👋👋👋
Can I also please request that everytime a new chum is welcomed to the group we all give the post an emoji reaction if not a grunt of "g'day" reply? It benefits you, the new chum and the group. Thanks.

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You haven't blocked me so I can't have pissed you off yet FB.Don't worry, I'm working on it. 😀


Hey, I've been BANNED from FB for a period of 1 year. If you feel the need to me, please try to refrain, I feel enough personal pride as it is for my meager efforts in sticking it to the FB Gestapo. Btw, when my time in the FB Gulag is over I WILL NOT be returning to that decrepit cesspool.


Thanks @FrayedBear for welcoming me as a New Australian. I am a sceptic of many moons, but NZ having turned into the land of "positivity" in all things, it's good to have people to really talk to.

Garbonza Level 6 May 19, 2019

My impression of NZ is coloured by:
• French murder of NZ'ers in the harbour.
• NZ telling USA to not bring their nuclear powered warships round here.
• NZ improving Oz average IQ by genocidally driving Pacific Islanders to Oz.
• NZ raising money from experimentation on orphan children until only a few year ago.
• NZ agricultural produce.
• NZ failure to stop foreign wealth disenfranchising its citizens.
• Australia claiming a wealth of NZ talent as it's own simply because they are residing here eg. Barnaby Joyce, Joh Bjelke Petersen, various actors. . .
• Being the target of the butt end of sheep jokes when everyone knows that it is chickens and choir boys who are most targeted.
• Clinging to Victorian morality and belief in Xtianity - King Henry's war against Catholics continuing particularly given Scottish Presbyterian beliefs.

Should I replace "positivity" with "snowflake" and "Trumpian" beliefs?

@FrayedBear Pretty much nailed it about NZ. Only, I haven't heard about the experimentation on orphans -- unless you're meaning the British orphans who were transported to NZ and Oz. I'm not worried about #3 if Israel Folau is an example of the higher IQ. Petersen is disowned as is any liability born here and exported, but definitely claimed as NZ-born if they've made good overseas. And I like the last one -- Catholic priests here are the whipping boys as child molesters when other offenders like protestant ministers, boy scout leaders and teachers are hardly ever mentioned.

@Garbonza In Ballarat the Uniting Church and Synagogue are unmarked whereas the railings of the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals are bedecked with thousands of sympathy ribbons.
Barnaby Joyce I have a suspicion is Australian born but never formally relinquished right to NZ citizenship. Orphans, I only know of through a NZ born woman who died a few years ago still on her deathbed claiming that there are not only unnatural deaths but also murdered children buried in the grounds of that enormous grim Christchurch orphanage and mental institution. She claimed to have managed to obtain unredacted files from NZ to research her PhD at Melbourne Uni. that proved that the NZ government was being paid by big pharma companies to use orphans as guinea pigs to test new drugs.


Welcome to @Garbonza. You must be feeling either elated or totally pissed off with yesterday's election. But see that you were not affected residing as you do in the "land of the long white cloud" that I'm now told is very Chinese and Indian.

FrayedBear Level 9 May 19, 2019

I'm just bemused about the election without knowing much about it -- have heard of Bill Shorten for YEARS as head of Labor (without the u) and knew he was 3% ahead in the polls, and now this. Maybe Aussies were just sick of changing PM every year? Dunno. The Indians and Cantonese Chinese are well settled here for more than a century and are a welcome part of the fabric. The "situation" involves newly settled Mandarin Chinese who include the high-flying businessman who is husband and favourite of Judith Collins, the upcoming leader of the National Party; and a "former" Mainland China intelligence trainer who is an influential National Party MP. Go figger


Welcome to @heritic. A new member residing in Albury NSW.

FrayedBear Level 9 May 17, 2019

Welcome to @Raidical from Brisbane and a representative of that business that is unlikely to go belly up as it relies on the first half of the saying "like death and taxes" - unavoidable unless you are an international corporation. He hails from Brisbane.

Thanks for the welcome to the group, I'm Brisbane based, my profession is funeral director, which enables me to journey through many different perceptions of the end of life journey whether based on faith culture or circumstance. My main interests are human beings, playing video games, and singing.

@Raidical I don't blame you for your interests. For some reason necrophiliac pursuits are frowned upon but you can do all sorts of obscene things with pig's trotters or a plucked chicken in a kitchen.


Welcome to @AshFriday. Please pull up a chair, settle in and give us the gos.

FrayedBear Level 9 Sep 30, 2018

Welcome to @Rainbow. Come in and make yourself comfy telling us a bit about yourself.

FrayedBear Level 9 Sep 23, 2018

Too many new chums to welcome individually, but welcome you all are! Keeping you busy, @FrayedBear !

Coffeo Level 8 Dec 9, 2019

I no longer do >t - it's @Triphid 's joy now. I still do it in "Traditional and Folkmusic", "Passions" and "Food Glorious Food"


Welcome to @JMarley. A new chum hailing from Newcastle, NSW. Have they fixed the beautiful old post office yet or still letting it go to rack & ruin? I remember buying first day covers there back in the '70s and '80s.

FrayedBear Level 9 June 4, 2019

Welcome to @Vinomagic who resides in Bentley in Western Australia.

FrayedBear Level 9 May 21, 2019

Welcome to @Francool who resides in Essex in the UK. What brings you knocking on the "aussie sceptics" door?

FrayedBear Level 9 May 11, 2019

Thanks, not in Oz but did not realise it was an Oz group and now I cannot rememeber the discussion I was tempted to join and just clicked Join for 🙂

@Francool My goodness. That was a fast response! G'day. It must be close to your midnight over there.
Have a firckle through the past posts to see if you wish to stay a member. Poms are welcome by some. If not there are 800 other groups to join. Have fun and enjoy.


Hi Thanks for the welcome. I may see you at the Skeptic convention in Melbourne this December


Welcome to @RayEtherton a widower living in Rylstone, NSW.


Welcome to @Dolores a star gazing parachuting sleeper living in Melbourne.


@MetalMelissa. When did you join? I do not see a welcome in the past.

FrayedBear Level 9 Apr 28, 2019

Thank you for the warm welcome! Hello.

Always have had good vibes about the folks from the land down under. All, which I have met, are pragmatic and considerate.

I joined this group to read the opinions of the non seculars living in Australia.

Heathenman Level 7 Apr 24, 2019



Welcome to @Heathenman joining us, from a place called Clarkesville somewhere in America on this suspicious day - there be godbotherers lurking and all fired up with platitudes of patronage! Come in from the weather, join in the craic and when comfortable please tell us about yourself.

FrayedBear Level 9 Apr 21, 2019

Welcome to @Vance a young American currently living in Newcastle, NSW.

FrayedBear Level 9 Dec 18, 2018

Welcome @davers. Please come and introduce yourself to your fellow group members.

FrayedBear Level 9 Nov 21, 2018

thank you and I will


Welcome to @Brennus. Please introduce yourself to the group.

FrayedBear Level 9 Nov 10, 2018

Welcome to @Sandy6767. Please introduce yourself.


Welcome to @Renickulous who has just joined our merry little band. Please come in and tell us a little bit about yourself.

FrayedBear Level 9 Oct 28, 2018

Welcome to @Rogersloveshow another N. American hanging with the Aussies.

FrayedBear Level 9 Oct 25, 2018

Welcome to @Terrylove.

FrayedBear Level 9 Oct 24, 2018

Welcome to @eagleone. Come in pull up a chair and please introduce yourself to the group.

FrayedBear Level 9 Sep 20, 2018
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