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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 5th Jan 2016, 03:40
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BOLT has an excellent commentary on the Harley piece in the Australian newspaper.

Finishes with: "...here is the real concern for me. Harley is not just a Turnbull ally but a director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University."

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/a...gia_for_islam/




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Old 5th Jan 2016, 04:02
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Affiliated with Muslims!? What could be worse!
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Old 7th Jan 2016, 04:36
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" Affiliated with muslims? What could be worse"?
Getting your head sawn off by one. Yup I reckon that might be a bit painful
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Old 11th Jan 2016, 12:09
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https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/30540710...-autism-risks/

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Old 11th Jan 2016, 16:17
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https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/30540710...-autism-risks/



During her appearance on Sunrise, Ms Hanson also noted the government had failed in their duty to protect people from disease by not carrying out adequate health checks on people entering Australia.

When the government brought in people from African countries only 37 per cent were tested for disease,” she said.“Tony Abbott admitted that when he was health minister.”
“The government needs to step up first to ensure that these people they’re bringing into the country don’t carry these diseases, like Tuberculosis that was just about wiped out here.”
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 11:06
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Good move not to send any more.
Australian soldier undergoes emergency surgery after accidentally discharging firearm in Iraq - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 23:55
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Hmmm... chuboy will be happy. Looks like there is an attempt to remove Bolt from daily commentary by buying him out...

"...several options are being considered which I can’t discuss and which I am thinking about. If anything, they involve doing more TV, not less.
My preference meanwhile is to stop working seven days a week, as I have done for the past five years. Enough with that. Just what I will end up doing and in what form is something I am thinking about at long leisure as I saunter around the country filming a documentary for the ABC, something which has turned out to be such fun that I wouldn’t mind more of the same..."


The Bolt Report and my future | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

Politics is about to get back into high gear so it'll be interesting to see if Bolt ends up being made a fool a-la a couple of spots on 'Dancing with the Stars' ...then dumped, or, there's something of long term substance in that "more TV"

Meanwhile...

"Great reading – last September I linked to the New www site – Stop Malcolm Turnbull – now it is updated, expanded and even better..."

http://www.warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=4201






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Old 18th Jan 2016, 03:25
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Why would I care? I don't watch TV at all much less the Bolt Report. If it weren't for people talking about it on the internet I wouldn't have even known he had his own TV show.
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 03:02
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http://http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jan/24/stan-grants-speech-on-racism-and-the-australian-dream-goes-viral

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Old 24th Jan 2016, 03:21
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Yep, all aboard the bus.
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 10:30
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Had to laugh at the resulting 10 pages of self-flagellation by the latte-sippers.
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 09:02
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10 pages of self-flagellation by the latte-sippers.
My initial thought when reading that was that maybe is was a bit hard....That was until I actually clicked on the link and started reading the responses.

Yes, The words 'self-flagellation' is about correct I reckon.

I wonder just how many of the respondents have actually met, lived, worked and socialised with any 'Indigenous' people.

And yes, I have done so! Only a tiny minority of them tried the 'poor bugger me/you whitey racist ****' thing with me.

The rest just got on with their lives. Together we worked, played, laughed, drank, cried, loved, lived and whatever else there is to do!

And we respected each other.
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 13:06
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And that's been my experience too, Pinky.
The only troubles I've had have been with 'bad buggas' who've been r-soled from their own communities.

I was chatting with an elder last night and he wasn't too complimentary about Stan Grant.
Exactly why, I couldn't get to the bottom of - but I'm sure it'll come out in due course.
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 14:48
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He can't just shuffle off into antiquity can he...

Tony Abbott jets to US to address abortion and gay-marriage opponents Alliance Defending Freedom
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 21:57
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It's good to see that TA is still a burr under Marshmallow Mal's saddle.
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 22:51
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Fair enough, At ease, - that's probably a good thing.

Sadly though, Yesterday's Man is gullible enough to believe that 'a soufflé can rise twice' (with apologies to PJK).
And it's just so touching to hear him proclaim that his ONLY motivation is to 'serve Australia'.
Serve..? You wouldn't put him on the counter at Macca's - he might just get by flipping burgers under close supervision, though.

I really do think that our pure-of-heart 'Saint Anthony' should seek counsel from St Jude - 'The hope of the hopeless'.
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Old 25th Jan 2016, 22:56
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As gullible as Howard, Rudd and Turnbull?
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 00:54
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I realise it is a photo opportunity, but at least Tony Abbott is prepared to pitch in and get involved in such things as fighting bush fires.

He was not just there wearing a hard hat and overalls.

I can't recall too many other past PM's getting that close to actually doing something useful, except John Gorton's service as a WW2 Spitfire pilot.

Gough Whitlam gets a "credit" for his WW2 service.

IMO, Tony Abbott is somewhat less about "feel good" and a little bit more than most PM's about "do good".

And he tends to believe in what he promotes.....unlike Turnbull, who will shift his beliefs at the slightest provocation to ensure he gets or stays in power.

In a real crisis, Turnbull can't be trusted.

Let's just hope Australia does not have to face one any time soon.

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Old 26th Jan 2016, 01:58
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except John Gorton's service as a WW2 Spitfire pilot.
Point of Order, At ease; Not sure if JG flew Spitfires but he definitely flew Kittyhawks. Crash landed one as well I am led to believe.

Tend to agree with your post in general, but it is my hope that TA never makes another attempt to regain the top post. I see no reason to believe that he wouldn't cock it up again, with or without Peta Credlin's assistance!
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 03:03
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I only looked quickly for pertinent information, but this is part of what I found:

He trained as a fighter pilot at Somers, Victoria and Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, before being sent to the UK. Gorton completed his training at RAF Heston and RAF Honiley,[10] with No. 61 Operational Training Unit RAF, flying Supermarine Spitfires.[11]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gorton

Pinky, your post made me look a little closer, so I did learn something today.

I just hope a related question is asked at my regular weekly trivia/quizzing night tonight or in the near future.

Edit: I forgot to mention William McMahon's service.

After first graduating, McMahon worked as a solicitor, before serving in the Army during the Second World War. He was commissioned in the Citizens Military Force (now Australian Army Reserve) and later transferred to the Australian Imperial Force. He achieved the rank of captain in 1942 and was promoted to major in 1943, before he was classified medically unfit for overseas service. He was confined to staff work in Australia, where he was quartermaster for the Australian II Corps and the Australian Second Army.[2]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McMahon

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