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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 9th Oct 2013, 02:03
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Check out this for bloody lazy journalism !
If this isn't slack, I don't know what is.


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Old 9th Oct 2013, 02:47
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I suspect this hare has a lot of running to come; with Fairfax/ABC highlighting Liberal/National expenses and News Ltd highlighting Labor's.

To date, it seems that the Coalition has been making claims that accurately describe where they were and what they were doing. I presume there is an approving agency somewhere in the mix and that the claims aren't paid without scrutiny.

Slipper, on the other hand, has been charged because he has been found to have been doing things other than as identified in his claims.

I think labor will cop it over the use of VIP flights and hire cars. Although Dreyfuss is likely to cop some more over suggestions that the ski trip that he claimed as Travel Allowance in Canberra also cost the tax payer the price of flying his wife and two others to the ski field, plus a hire car. A bit more than the $446 he's repaying.

I can't see anyone coming out on top of this in the long run. (Wonder whether this is Julia's doing. )
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 02:58
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As someone else said, Labor is playing with fire stirring up
expenses claim issues.

They should have picked something else.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 03:07
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Some might say that Labor are sticking true to form. They ***ed up everything they touched during six years in (what could only very loosely be called) government, and it would seem they're still at it now.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 19:15
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Well here we go, this might get interesting. What is good about it, it might stop Sarah Two Dads and her mates having any say. I just hope Clive votes the right way, and does not grandstand for the sake of it.

Clive Palmer says fourth Senator-elect set to join forces with PUP in voting bloc - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 19:39
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So do I.

But if he can negate the Greens and make them irrelevant,
take away their publicity, I will be very happy indeed because
at the next election their vote might go down even more.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 20:04
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Not politics, but I see Chopper Read's rolled a seven.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 04:13
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Funny how the Oz media rabbits on about gangsters, thugs, murderers etc. but then wants to make "celebrities" out of the likes of Chopper read and Ned Kelly.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 04:17
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Did you read in the paper yesterday about a letter written by a witness
to Ned Kelly's shooting and arrest plus seing the burnt bodiesof the other
two.

It dispelled a few myths as he was an impartial bystander who had gone
there solely to see him.

One of the myths was a comment written about a copper who as was said
"had been maligned by the Pro Kelly forces" but as it said in the letter
was actually a good natured, kind person !!!
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 04:56
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500N ..... further to Chopper Read .
His manager, Andrew Parisi said today, of Read that " Beneath his incredible machismo was a very gentle straight shooting giant of an Australian man.
Read made his last public appearance in front of a sold out audience at Melbourne's Athanaeum Theatre two weeks ago.
"Despite his failing health he delighted his audience with his skills as a raconteur and story teller".
The mind boggles ! I doubt that if his manager or any of the Athanaeum audience had met Read in his 'gangster' heyday they would have thought of him exactly like that.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 05:06
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Read was old school. He was a crim, Cops were cops.
One of the ex Asst commissioners said that as much as he was a hard crim,
the Police never felt threatened by him. Unlike today of course.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 05:41
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500 N .... 'the police never felt threatened etc."

Maybe the police may have never but I bet a lot of us mere mortals, the general public would have been. Once,when I was a lot younger I happened to be in the same room, but not involved, with a certain 'nutter' .. someone who ran with the Krays and I can assure you I was pooing myself. The bloke just oozed evil.
With regard to Mr.Kelly and the rest of the "Australian Larrikins" a good book to read is " The Sandy Creek Bushranger".by Edgar F. Penzig. He writes mainly about Ben Hall and other bushrangers in N.S.W. and only briefly of Kelly but he does manage to nail many of the myths surrounding their exploits. They were not nice people.
When I read up on Kelly and the Stringybark Creek murders it was noticeable that Kelly pursued one of the wounded Police officers through the bush for some miles before finishing him off. Despite that Kelly later claimed to have been 'in fear of his life' as a reason for the killing.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 07:10
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I have spent a fair bit of time at Jerilderie which of course has famous links with Kelly and his gang so yes, they were not nice people.


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It is HTFU !!!
He did take his own medicine, he said he could never ask for a liver transplant.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 07:23
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It is HTFU !!!
My bad, had to harden up and google it.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 09:27
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Too funny - and accurate - not to share here. (From the Pickering Post.)

A well known World Leader allegedly said off the record that "negotiating with Kevin Rudd is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game."
Much discussion as to who that well known world leader might be.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 09:28
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Excellent, just excellent.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 09:43
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That's fabulous.
IIRC, when it first came out Read's first book was the most shoplifted book of the year. Figures...
Just wait until Schapelle makes it home; by comparison Chopper will seem like a shy, retiring type.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 09:55
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Schapelle

Oxygen Thief.

Rest of the family doesn't seem much better.

Can't understand why the media maintains such an interest in her.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 09:59
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TNT... aka Tits 'n' teeth.
Woman's Day couldn't survive without her.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 15:08
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The Aust media are fairly predicatable. Look at the coverage they gave Joanne Lees (girlfriend of murder victim Peter Falconio). A bit of a looker, Lees had the press pursuing her and further, had every male in the country interested in the physical contortions she used to get her bound hands from behind her back to her front, as demonstrated in court and reported in detail.

Back to serious political 'news' of the day - the antics of media tart Palmer and his PUP.

Meanwhile Abbott gets on with governing the place.
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