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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 21st Nov 2013, 11:38
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Cooda -

An excellent example of the Kochie/Sunrise influence is the Prime Minister with the highest popularity rating of all recent PM's - the one and only Kevni.

I do believe that example directly relates to how on the nose kim-il & costello became more than anything else....Kevni never won as much as howard lost....a lot of faithful 'howard battlers' were right royally screwed by him, as he set about appeasing the big end of town that he was so beholden to.

Similarly 'Ummm Ahhh TA' never won as much as the previous bunch of clowns lost it......sit back now for a few years and see how long the electorate tolerate the secretive, non transparent ways, and an ineptitude yet to fully manifest itself.............it'll take a few terms for your average bogan to realise he's being screwed over, LNP welfare will fool him for a good number of years .....and the pendulum will swing back to some clown (PLEASE not shorten) not because of any ALP masterstroke, but simply that the 'Born to Rule' tide of elitism, will catch them out..............buried up to their necks in sand as the first waves begin to caress their lips and nostrils....of course they are in too deep by then....naturally it will be everyone else's fault....

Both sides failing to learn from history...
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 12:31
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But I do have a problem with the publicly funded institutions pushing partisan agendas; even more so when they are competing with and pushing out of the market, commercial operations.
Fair point. However, I don't know how you fix that without controlling the press and risking the whole North Korean TV scenario, even though that's an extreme example.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 13:09
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You mean Bishop won't be saying anything, this media blackout is going a bit far, or is a case of not knowing what to say and out of her depth.
It's quite disturbing that the UN and David Cameron are asking for enquires regarding Sri Lanka war crimes yet Abbotomy gives them a couple of boats to arm as they please and do so what ever they want.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 18:41
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Ethel, just trying to see the positive in things....perhaps we are to be thankful that we are not subject to Jools 'Asbestos' Bishop feeding us BS....
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 07:23
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Now a bunch of Islamic hotheads are calling for war!!


Protesters clash with police in Jakarta - Yahoo!7


Hundreds of members from various hard-line Islamic groups have clashed with police as they moved towards the Australian embassy compound in Jakarta.
Some are calling for Australian blood to be spilt, amid ongoing fallout from revelations Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's phone was tapped.


Nice one ABC - that really was in the national interest wasn't it?
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 07:37
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I don't think even the unbiased Andrew Bolt could manage to blame the Indonesian unrest on ABC reporting. Or I could be wrong..
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 07:43
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Who would you blame, Ethel?
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 07:52
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How many Indonesians have been blown to bits in an Australian nightclub? That's right...none. And they want to spill MORE blood?

The issue here is that the information was leaked by Snowden in June and the ABC didn't chose to report it then but instead to wait until Kevin, on whose watch the phone tapping had occurred, had resigned. How convenient.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 09:09
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I know some are following the Murdoch approach of knocking the ABC but I a pretty sure the Indonesians don't get their info from the ABC..
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 09:11
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Keep up the good work ABC ( not )....I hope the first court case is very soon.

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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 09:25
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We'll put you down as a fellow traveller then shall we Ethel?


From the Sydney Morning Herald - a Fairfax publication:


All this would have been anticipated by the people who lit this conflagration, the ABC and the English import The Guardian Australia. The Guardian had possession of the security leak for months. Nothing happened while Labor was in power.


ABC managing director Mark Scott had a clear choice. It was self-evident that revealing these phone taps would poison the relationship with Indonesia, damage Australia's intelligence-gathering, humiliate President Yudhoyono, compromise Australian security arrangements, and ripple out to Australia's education market in Indonesia.


He decided to go all-in with The Guardian. His decision was consistent with, on his watch, the ABC's institutional hostility to Coalition policies on asylum-seekers, and its decisions such as appointing Russell Skelton as chief fact-checker despite his public record of anti-Coalition partisanship. The ABC has got what it wanted. It will now pursue the story with zeal.


Read more: Those who exposed spying on Indonesia have got what they wanted
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 10:30
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Oh dear.....It's a case of...."Here we go back to Joe" up here in banana bender state.....Now I understand why people in Oz used to laugh at us.......the LNP are dragging us back to that time.....best we may never meet on the street by chance WITW, we'll be holidaying out Wacol way
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 13:04
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Lucky the abbotomies have an intelligent strategist like mr textor,
definition for a strategist.
1.
a person skilled in planning action or policy, especially in war or politics. (Especially on face book or twitter)
Here we go again!
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 13:43
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Caution people...I may be wrong, but we may have another shut down the thread attempt here.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 14:11
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Certainly crossed my mind!
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 15:08
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I'm watching..
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 16:11
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Shot across the bows !

we have a mod who warns before deletes, lets not abuse it.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 16:23
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The ABC


I have never laughed so loud like I did last night reading an article
about the investigation by the ABC to find the culprit who released'the information containing the Salaries of a fair few of the ABC People
including all of the top presenters.

"ABC investigators have tracked down the source of an embarrassing leak of the pay packets of its biggest and brightest stars. The culprit, as it turns out, was the ABC itself.

Managing director Mark Scott sent a mea culpa to staff on Friday afternoon for the “inadvertent” disclosure of the sensitive payroll data to a South Australian Family First MP."


"The blunder would be particularly galling to Mr Scott, given the ABC has fought off freedom of information requests for the same data over several years."

I had to laugh at this

"Mr Scott insisted the ABC remained “the most trusted and respected media organisation in the country”."

If you want to read more
ABC admits it accidentally released pay details of stars including Tony Jones
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 20:02
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You'd never pick Maurice Newman as an ex ABC chairman would you?

Coalition distances itself from Tony Abbott adviser's comments on 'high wages'

Handpicked eh? Ooh yeah sure Chris, we believe you, I mean you handled the Haneef (or should I say fabricated) the Haneef affair with such aplomb

Do not misconstrue my attempts to bring some balance / alternative thought as any attempt to shut down a thread....

I've already pledged not to reply to the self confessed trolls....if I bring to light an unpalatable truth, ban me again rather shut down the thread!!
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 20:10
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Oh dear.....It's a case of...."Here we go back to Joe" up here in banana bender state.....Now I understand why people in Oz used to laugh at us.......the LNP are dragging us back to that time.....best we may never meet on the street by chance WITW, we'll be holidaying out Wacol way
Caution Fliegs, haven't you been taking the Courier Mail's advice? No Speaking Against the Great Leader or Boy Wonder.

No doubt Newman's Queensland Praetorian (sorry, Police) Service will be kicking your door in any moment now .

The Qld ETU are selling a range of 'Here we Joh again' shirts if you want one. Don't be seen in a group of more than three people while you wear it though.
Bring on the Redcliffe by-election.
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