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7x7 17th Apr 2014 22:26

Slight change of subject, but I see yesterday that Tony Abbott announced that they would give the search for MH370 another week and then review it.

Ethel the Aardvark 18th Apr 2014 00:13

Thanks for doing the governments dirty laundry Mr Navy Captain. Now it's time to take the fall. Don't you just love the Liberals.
I see Xenophon is pushing for an enquiry into years of bastardising at a Perth Navy training school. Time for a big clean out and bringing all the forces into the 21 st century me thinks

Ethel the Aardvark 18th Apr 2014 00:33

A bit of googling and it appears mr Buswell did in fact sniff her chair whilst making mock sexual ecstasy noises, over qualified to be a liberal leader.
Funny how the righties defend him on here saying " he only joked about it" as if to say that would be acceptable.

And there I was thinking that Tony had the MH 370 search site narrowed down to a few km,s what's the old saying about better to keep your mouth shut!!!
Poor families of the victims, :ugh:

alisoncc 18th Apr 2014 00:57


And there I was thinking that Tony had the MH 370 search site narrowed down to a few km,s
If my memory serves me right radio waves don't propagate underwater, so they would have been trying to listen for audio pings. Which is akin to trying to find a lost child in a major city by driving around listening for one crying - totally futile. But it did fit TA's agenda as he was heading for China at the time. The whole exercise was entirely political to get in with the Chinese leadership. What a moron. Raising the hopes of families that bodies might be found, and how much has it cost?

http://users.on.net/~alisoncc/ping.jpg

parabellum 18th Apr 2014 01:04


And there I was thinking that Tony had the MH 370 search site narrowed down to a few km,s
I believe they have, what they thought they also had, but found they didn't, was equipment capable of going to the actual depth at the point where the wreckage is thought to be lying.



Thanks for doing the governments dirty laundry Mr Navy Captain.
Certainly smells like that, let's hope they did a deal.


Allison - your slip is showing. You hate Tony Abbott and nothing he says or does will ever meet with your approval and whatever he does say or do you will deliberately misconstrue in order to fit your own 'spin' on events. It shows you know.

Saltie 18th Apr 2014 04:02

War in Australia (any Oz Politics)
 
With Tony Abbott almost certainly announcing a reduction in the size of the search effort for MH370 next week, even if the FDR is found and a neat and plausible answer is given to explain the aircraft's disappearance, it will remain, for the conspiracy theorists, right up there alongside the JFK assassination with all sorts of "what really happened" theories continually being brought up.

I've had two arrive in my emails that are half believable.

Ethel the Aardvark 18th Apr 2014 07:13

Poor old Barry, he actually said " if he received a bottle of grange he would remember it as he knows it's Value".
Maybe one of his butlers nabbed it at the door and forged the thank you letter.

Meanwhile back in the Wild West the libs won't release the information of what doctors have been receiving goodies from the drug companies, me thinks a bottle of grange would be the cheapest pressie.

rh200 18th Apr 2014 07:19


A bit of googling and it appears mr Buswell did in fact sniff her chair whilst making mock sexual ecstasy noises, over qualified to be a liberal leader.
Funny how the righties defend him on here saying " he only joked about it" as if to say that would be acceptable.
Sources, Not what was reported here, I think it was pick the chair up and do a simulated one if I remember correctly.


Thanks for doing the governments dirty laundry Mr Navy Captain. Now it's time to take the fall. Don't you just love the Liberals.
They f#$% up and theirs a price to pay for it. There was very clear orders about where not go. These people are supposed to be the best, and should be able to push the limits with out breaking the rules. They stuffed up creating an international incident. Its smack on the hand, they'll take it and get on with their careers.

alisoncc 18th Apr 2014 08:44


Allison - your slip is showing. You hate Tony Abbott and nothing he says or does will ever meet with your approval and whatever he does say or do you will deliberately misconstrue in order to fit your own 'spin' on events. It shows you know.
Not really. Given an expectation that folks here are reasonably intelligent and technically minded who actually thought they would be successful in finding MH370 in the Indian Ocean? Especially as reports suggest that the possible depth of the wreck can be measured in kilometres, and the ping strength from an ELT device with a close to flat battery would be many magnitudes less than any sonar transmissions for comparison.

alisoncc 18th Apr 2014 22:26

Seems to have gone a little quiet here since it was revealed that BoF was recommending directorships to the Grange giver within weeks of receiving it.

Job offer after wine gift


When Mr Di Girolamo's name was raised for a board appointment in the May email, Mr O'Farrell had failed to declare that only two weeks earlier he had been the recipient of a $3000 gift from Mr Di Girolamo.
Doubt there is a single pollie in Oz with any ethical standards - left or right.

Captain Sand Dune 19th Apr 2014 04:49

Watching some of the coverage of the Royal visit to Brissy this arv. Predictably there are some protesters, in this case a bunch of indigenous types. One was holding a sign which stated ĎThe Royals are Englandís dole bludgersí. How ironic.:hmm:
Seems the Royals are as popular as ever in Australia, much to the chagrin of the Republicans Iím sure.

7x7 19th Apr 2014 06:48

Copied from the Pickering site:


Former foreign minister Bob Carr has been talking up Kevin Rudd as a future United Nations secretary general, while spruiking his memoirs.
Former foreign minister Bob Carr believes the United Nations could do with a dose of Kevin Rudd's "legendary forcefulness".

There's been some speculation Mr Rudd covets the United Nations secretary general gig.

The incumbent Ban Ki-moon finishes his second term in 2016.

Mr Carr on Saturday told reporters at a Sydney bookstore, while spruiking his memoir, that Mr Rudd had his support.

"He would be a very strong credible candidate," Mr Carr said.

"It would be the most natural thing in the world for him to stand."

The race was wide open.

"I think the forcefulness Kevin showed sometimes in selling a case might be considered by some in the UN as an advantage," Mr Carr said.

A lot of members of the UN General Assembly liked Mr Rudd's agenda and Australia's international personality.

"Climate change, arms control, protection of marine environment were things that appealed," Mr Carr said.

During Australia's bid to win a seat on the Security Council Mr Carr said 14 members from the Caribbean had been impressed by Mr Rudd's apology to the Aboriginal stolen generation.

"These things would stand him in good stead if he chooses to stand," Mr Carr said.

He denied that Australia's harsh treatment of asylum seekers at detention camps on Nauru and Manus Island could count against the former prime minister.

The UN General Assembly appoints the secretary general on the recommendation of the Security Council.

The five permanent Security Council members - France, Britain, China, Russia and the US - have the power to veto candidates.

A spokeswoman for Mr Rudd said the appointments for UN secretary general are made on a cyclical geographical basis and the next one would come from eastern Europe.

"Last time I looked, Australia was not in Eastern Europe," she said.

"For those reasons, Mr Rudd is not a candidate."

Solid Rust Twotter 19th Apr 2014 08:28

Why not? Sounds like they suit each other perfectly. Neither is regarded as fit for purpose so it's a match made in heaven.

Andu 19th Apr 2014 08:46

Italy's invasion of Ethiopia saw an end to any credibility for the League of Nations, causing that organisation to collapse and become totally irrelevant in the eyes of the world at large.

I see history repeating itself if Kevin Rudd became Secretary General of the UN.

Kev, you might just become a world-changer - if not in the way your hyper-inflated ego might see it.

Worrals in the wilds 19th Apr 2014 08:53

Even the UN doesn't deserve that :rolleyes:.
CSD, they're regulars who protest each and every public event in Brisbane, including other people's protest marches :hmm:. As far as I know they were the only protesters all day, which is a pretty good indication of the royal's popularity. From what I've seen people are either supportive, neutral (I'm in the neutral camp) or aimlessly sniping on Facebook/Twitser. :bored:

7x7 19th Apr 2014 10:24

Indigenous rent a crowd in BNE holding placards saying that the royals are the UK's dole bludgers.

A case of it takes one to know one?

bosnich71 19th Apr 2014 13:06

Lot of pale looking indigenous types in the protest.

Andu 19th Apr 2014 23:06

You can't say that bosnich. The professionally outraged will do an Andrew Bolt on you.

Whatever their hue, if they "feel" Aboriginal, they're Aboriginal - and watch the handout money roll in.

parabellum 19th Apr 2014 23:31


if they "feel" Aboriginal, they're Aboriginal
I think there may be a few more basic requirements to qualify;


Preparedness to sit around, half naked, on grass areas outside government buildings, light bonfires and drink beer all day. Demonstrate to order, (usually from non indigenous, politically far left 'whiteys').


Preparedness to avoid work at all costs, have an encyclopaedic knowledge of benefit office locations, cover the exposed parts of one's body with various body paints etc. (Helps cover up the 'Whiteness').


Please continue...............................

500N 20th Apr 2014 00:47


and drink beer all day.
Now it is drink Coke and eat chips (crisps) as outside drinking has been banned in a lot of places !

From what I have seen in the places I go.


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