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    ’Home Affairs says I’m dead’

    Get it in writing, send it to SARS. Live happily ever after :)
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    Watch: South African at Capitol Riots threatens senators, rants incoherently

    This baffles me too. My old lady is the same. Constantly arguing with people on facebook, commenting on Breitbart posts, telling people how god revealed to her his plan for Trump. She lives in SA, has nothing to do with the US, isn't ever going to live there. Reminds me of a line by George...
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    [BREAKING] Boeing 737-500 goes missing in Indonesia - Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182

    Haha, I sleep right through it. The first time I flew SIN-JNB the turbulence was so bad I woke up from people screaming. Doesn't help that I was travelling alone, and sitting amongst a large group who was on their first flight ever. I felt a bit bad for them!
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    [BREAKING] Boeing 737-500 goes missing in Indonesia - Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182

    Of course they do. That's not the point. As the crashes become more recent, the cuases tend to be more of either pilot error or some very unique lightning-struck-twice type scenarios. The pirate parts and shoddy maintenance related crashes are much less common now, even on older aircraft...
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    [BREAKING] Boeing 737-500 goes missing in Indonesia - Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182

    You're kinda missing my point. Many, of not most of the ACI episodes are about crashes in the 80s or further back, involving much older aircraft. Procedures and policies have inmporved steadily ever since. The pirate part issue was a big problem in the US in the 70s and 80s, but they seem to...
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    What "Managing your Finances" and "Wealth Building" books are you reading and willing to recommend?

    ^^This. To add to that: Once you've figured out and put in place the basics - reduce spending, increase saving, emergency fund, RA, low-cost equity fund, etc - your best use of time is increasing your value to employers. I frequently see this on the FI and related forums. Someone comes up, I'm...
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    [BREAKING] Boeing 737-500 goes missing in Indonesia - Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182

    Same, watching Air Crash Investigation (and general reading about aviation accidents in general) has taught me how much generally have to go wrong for a plane to crash. The other thing I learned is how much safer the last few generations of aircraft are compared to older ones. Airbus A340...
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    What "Managing your Finances" and "Wealth Building" books are you reading and willing to recommend?

    Manage Your Money Like A F*ckn GrownUp is a solid recomendation, particularly for anyone who isn't financially literate. After that I have a few local recommendations: "How to make your first million" - by Warren Ingraham (he's the personal finance guy on Bruce Whitfield's show) "The ultimate...
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    This Toyota GR Yaris television advert has just been banned Down Under

    This reminds me, a few years ago when the Aussie cricket team was embroiled in a ball tampering scandal, someone put out this cheeky but clever ad:
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    This Toyota GR Yaris television advert has just been banned Down Under

    These people would lose their minds if they saw the original Citi Golf ad. Or the Golf GTI ad Not to mention the Beat The Bendz ad
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    Two pitbulls maul four-year-old boy to death

    Not sure about the alpha thing. I'm certainly not thinking physical dominance or aggression of any sort. I'm more talking about the way you deal with young children. Teach them good behaviours, give them structure, guidance and boundaries, correct bad behaviour. Dogs are very social animals...
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    Two pitbulls maul four-year-old boy to death

    This is the false dichotomy I alluded to earlier: Wrong. If you put in the effort, they will be great pets who don't attack anyone. Correct, and this is the key. You need to be a confident and assertive pack leader, know when to give affection and when not, how to correct bad behaviour...
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    Two pitbulls maul four-year-old boy to death

    It's really both. I don't know why it's so controversial that a dog bred to fight might be a danger. All dogs don't have the same temprament, and their aggression don't take the same shape, particularly in untrained dogs. But at the same time, getting two of these without putting in the work...
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