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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 24th Jun 2015, 20:54
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Australia today is as big a threat to my day-to-day existence
And that says it all doesn't it, "your day to day existance", stuff the future.

I'll be living my life, tyvm.
I think in our culture thats called a "Up your's Jack I'll be right"
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 01:13
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A surprisingly well-articulated and clearheaded essay from Ricky Muir on the topic of the citizenship legislation: It's a slippery slope if we enact laws based on fear rather than reason | Ricky Muir | Comment is free | The Guardian

A refreshing change from career politicians towing a party line and talking in circles at the very least. Fanfare for the common man!
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 04:58
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A surprisingly well-articulated and clearheaded essay from Ricky Muir
If that were true somebody must have written it for him.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 05:17
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The ABC just can't help themselves. Not only did they make a complete up
on Q and A, and they then admitted their mistake, the latte sipping lovies decided to REPEAT the show 2 days later.

What are these people thinking?

Anyway, the PM is now calling for heads to roll at the ABC, I think the lefty Huggy fluffs that run the place might have overstepped the mark this time.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-2...abbott/6572688
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 05:37
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Every Monday that the show is made in Sydney, they've been running a free bus from Western Sydney to the studio.
Don't fret too much as next week there's a bus from The Shire. Morrison's RWNJs will have a platform on which to blow their foghorns.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 05:58
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That would depend upon what the chances actually where back then, versus percieved chances. We know for a fact THERE are people that do want to do us harm if they get the correct circumstances. THEY'RE not exactly shy about it.

Ps, your their was correctly spelt, you just didn't pick the right one.

There, a location in space or time.
Their, possessive. E.g. Their house.
They're, short for there are.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 06:08
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Ken,here's a story to get your teeth into.
The Cairns Post is reporting on the arrival of top executives from ExxonMobil who are in town for their annual executive retreat/ gab fest. The company has booked out all 255 rooms,( approx.$400 per night), at the Shangri- La Hotel for a week and, it seems, company jets have been arriving by the squadron at Cairns International.
Now some would say that, as Exxon is the world's second largest company, this little shindig is quite justified however given that the Australian arm of the company is currently pleading poverty whilst negotiating with their workforce on a new EBA ...or whatever they call them these days .... one would have thought that someone in the local H.R. department would have got on to head office in Houston and advised them to choose somewhere a little further away from Oz.
Too late now though as the local unionists have already noticed things happening up North and are looking forward to the re-start of wage negotiations in the near future.
Merde happens on both sides doesn't it?
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 06:24
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I see that Bill Shorten was in Tuggeranong at the local TAFE wafting on about apprenticeships etc. and how glad he was to see all the young blokes investing in their futures by doing trade training whilst the evil Liberals are cutting TAFE funding. Naturally he waffled answering questions about his having been caught out telling Porkies to Neil Mitchell and no one, of course, asked him about that great Australian Labour Icon, much revered by the faithful, Mr.Keating, who some years back dumped a whole generation of young blokes onto the scrap heap when he declared that Tradies weren't needed any more. I do wish that our political masters would make up their minds about the sort of policy needed in Australian beyond the next couple of years. At the moment they seem to be as daft as each other.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 07:09
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Mr.Keating, who some years back dumped a whole generation of young blokes onto the scrap heap
Brings back bitter memories of two young men I knew personally, who took their own lives for that very reason.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 07:10
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They're, short for there are
Almost right fujii

They're,short for they are
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 07:34
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TWT. Oops. You forgot to hit the space bar after the comma, but I'm sure that your heart is in the right place.

The level of illiteracy on this thread astounds me to be honest. However I'm sure someone will soon come up with a reason why it's all the fault of the ALP. The fact that most posters here were educated during the Menzies era will be conveniently forgotten, I'm sure.

Cue rh200... (or should that be queue, or kew, or...)

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Old 25th Jun 2015, 07:51
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And Hempy,you forgot to add a comma after 'However'.Standards,old chap

I think the point has been made ...
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 08:06
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Cue rh200... (or should that be queue, or kew, or...)
You caalled

I see that Bill Shorten was in Tuggeranong at the local TAFE wafting on about apprenticeships etc. and how glad he was to see all the young blokes investing in their futures by doing trade training whilst the evil Liberals are cutting TAFE funding.
Whatever happened to every one going to be a "coder". Apperently good grammer and pesky stuff like maths isn't important in the socialist world, now arts and the correct history, thats another thing.

Apparently they even want coding as a core subject ROFL

There ya go hempy, your wish is my command
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 08:26
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The level of illiteracy on this thread astounds me to be honest.
Many reasons;
Smart phone keyboards designed for monkey sized fingers
Spell checkers (particularly smart phone spell checkers)
English is a second language
Reading disorders such as dyslexia
Lousy typing skills (most blokes over fifty weren't taught to type, that was for girls , so they've had to learn as adults)
Drinks
More drinks
Still more drinks ...
Also, some very intelligent people are crappy spellers/grammaticians.
Mr Keating, who some years back dumped a whole generation of young blokes onto the scrap heap
IMO, this was one of the stupidest, short-sighted and just plain wrong policies in the Labor party's history. And yes, there's a fair bit of competition for that title.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 08:47
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Smart phone keyboards designed for monkey sized fingers
Spell checkers (particularly smart phone spell checkers)
English is a second language
Reading disorders such as dyslexia
Lousy typing skills (most blokes over fifty weren't taught to type, that was for girls , so they've had to learn as adults)
Drinks
More drinks
Still more drinks ...
Also, some very intelligent people are crappy spellers/grammaticians.
So most here are either mentally or physically disabled, or drunk. That explains a lot.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 08:50
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I`ll drink to that!

Mr Keating, who some years back dumped a whole generation of young blokes onto the scrap heap
To be fair to PK (whom I personally loathe btw) the notion of not needing to train Tradies came a lot earlier. He however, came right out and actually said they weren`t needed.

As far as I can remember the rot started in the Whitlam years when he declared that people should aim for University, and I well remember the then Labor SA premier Don Dunstan saying that as well.

A few more thoughtful Pollies, and not a few Tradies plus a small number of Trade Unionists I might add, did actually ask where the future Tradesmen were going to come from but they were generally howled down as alarmists.

Well, we all know about the shortage of tradies now, don`t we!

And as for all the Kids going to Uni.....An acqaintance of mine who was a very good Lawyer and is now a Stipendiary Magistrate generally refers to a fair percentage of the Uni graduates of the past 20 or so years as
`Educated F***wits!`
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 09:23
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Hempy, Whilst Reza Aslan comes across as an intelligent man with moderate views, there are many who do not agree with his views. One of these who presents some very good arguments that clash with Reza Aslan is Sam Harris World must confront jihadism's roots in Islamic doctrine, says author | The Times of Israel for a more balanced view I would suggest listening to his arguments
 
Old 25th Jun 2015, 09:28
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So most here are either mentally or physically disabled, or drunk. That explains a lot.
Welcome to the Internet. In fairness, JB is a lot less nutty than the average online newspaper comments section, and generally better spelled.

Pinky, fair call. Uni (and arguably senior) is great for people who want to be professionals or get employed in sectors that require academic skills. However, it's not the be and end-all for every school leaver. People who want to fix things, build things or sell things (among other employment areas) are better off in a learning environment that furthers those skills, rather than doing the dreaded B Basketweaving for the sake of it.

Pushing a bunch of students into university at the expense of trades just wasted their time, money and university funding and created a generational shortage of tradies. These days it's far easier for adults to study at uni part time and online (which in fairness, was impossible to predict in the 1980s) so it's not like students have to make a binding decision the day they leave school.

I know it's ancient history now , but it's a policy that has always made me cross. It was shortsighted, hide-bound prejudice touted by a bunch of so-called educational 'experts' that has had a serious impact.

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Old 25th Jun 2015, 09:58
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prospector. I'm happy to listen to what Sam Harris has to say. If you have an hour and a half of spare time, it all makes an interesting debate.

'Debate' being the definative word..of course bigots will disagree that both arguments have merit.

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Old 25th Jun 2015, 11:32
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So most here are either mentally or physically disabled, or drunk.
Or a combination of the above
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