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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 28th Apr 2017, 07:51
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david1300, may I borrow that please?
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 10:42
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Originally Posted by seafury45 View Post
david1300, may I borrow that please?
You certainly may. I received it in an email
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Old 1st May 2017, 02:38
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I do wonder where, in your parable of the ten men drinking in a pub, our upstanding corporate citizens like Chevron, Apple, Google, and IKEA fit?
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Old 1st May 2017, 03:41
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They were paying the salaries and superannuation of the blokes who went to the pub?
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Old 1st May 2017, 07:15
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Well perhaps not cooda. Those companies pay little to no company tax relative to their operating profit. Far less than other large companies that also employee the men at the pub, while managing to contribute themselves, reducing to the price of beer.

In david's parable I daresay they represent someone who gets the chauffeur to park the Rolls in the next block, changes into rags and asks to be included in the group of gents getting their beer paid for.
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Old 1st May 2017, 08:12
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Originally Posted by chuboy View Post
I do wonder where, in your parable of the ten men drinking in a pub, our upstanding corporate citizens like Chevron, Apple, Google, and IKEA fit?
I appreciate your deliberate oxymoron

It certainly is true that the actions of the immoral and downright criminal (I'm not saying these oraganisations are criminal, but I do believe they engage in immoral, and arguably criminal, actions) are always steps and years ahead of the legislature.

The parable does not state that these 10 drinkers are the only taxpayers; it merely illustrates the potential actions of each of them when faced with these circumstances.

Cooda.. probably has the correct answer
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 05:36
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Hmm... the last poster was david1300 on the 1st of May.

Has everyone lost interest?
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 08:01
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
Hmm... the last poster was david1300 on the 1st of May.

Has everyone lost interest?
Of course. With the Libs in Government the permanently outraged are far too shy to stick their necks out (no matter how badly Sir Malcolm is travelling).

You’ll have to wait for the next Labor government before you see this thread add some more meat to its arthritic bones (although I’m surprised the ‘Yes’ vote didn’t drag some dire condemnation from our resident knuckle draggers telling us the country is now doomed...)

To add something relevant to the aforementioned, I note that Victoria today became the first state in Australia to legalise euthanasia....
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 08:25
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euthanasia
So good to see Hempy using the right word instead of the euphemistic 'voluntary assisted dying' that's often used to make the concept more palatable. What a slippery slope has been embarked upon?
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 08:45
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So good to see Hempy using the right word instead of the euphemistic 'voluntary assisted dying' that's often used to make the concept more palatable. What a slippery slope has been embarked upon?
I once read some commentary somewhere, written by a surprisingly disinterested Journo (Using the word disinterested in its correct term) who mentioned that someone had once described euthanasia to him as

'..let's put Grandma/Grandpa out of our misery...'

FWIW, I tend to agree that this is indeed a slippery slope.
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 09:40
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Given the stipulations in the legislation it’s no more ‘slippery’ than the Mad Monks citizenship status.

Oh......wait....

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/Api/d...B43AB83AB21%7D
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 19:43
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Well hopefully you will never be in the position to require use of such a law, but why deny it to someone else? It's taken 20 years to get up again. Hopefully it will last longer than the NT's attempt.
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 21:37
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Hopefully it will last longer than the NT's attempt.
Bound too. Canberra can't override state law. It will require the Victorian Parliament to rescind it. (Unless the Victorian Governor chooses not to sign the Act into law.)

The way things are going up here, I won't be surprised if we eventually lose Self-Government too.

The long march of progressive theory is unraveling our society faster than down south; because it has less historical inertia and cultural homogeny to overcome.
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 23:03
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Vote in Queensland

Time to vote, maybe One Nation is the team, unless of course you vote Laberal.

As for the Youth in Asia question, lets kill all the babies, then kill all the old folk - or maybe as Billy said, "Kill all the lawyers first"
Or if you are a servo, just kill everyone.
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 12:26
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Annastacia Palaszczuk on track to win Queensland, as One Nation fizzles
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 12:55
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Good to see Malcolm the village idiot crash and burn in Ipswich. What a shame!
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 23:00
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Not exactly correct, appears that the major parties are the over all losers. Folk are fairly jaded with the laberals to the extent that a lot of votes went to third parties and independents, the new compulsory preferential voting system as always will favour the major parties. It may be some time until a definitive result is declared, appears that there will be no majority of seats for any party.
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Old 26th Nov 2017, 00:44
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"In a disappointing night for the Liberal National Party and its leader Tim Nicholls - and one that could have significant federal implications for the Turnbull government too"

Except that the last time the state elections went like this the LNP came back and won at the federal election.
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Old 26th Nov 2017, 08:39
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Originally Posted by owen meaney View Post
Not exactly correct, appears that the major parties are the over all losers. Folk are fairly jaded with the laberals to the extent that a lot of votes went to third parties and independents, the new compulsory preferential voting system as always will favour the major parties. It may be some time until a definitive result is declared, appears that there will be no majority of seats for any party.
Where the hell did you learn your politics? Preferential voting has always favoured minor parties - look at the Senate results and the number of times the winner in the House of Reps has also won in the Senate for example. My home state of Tasmania is even more extreme with its Hare-Clark voting system which is a form of preferential voting.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 14:23
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