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Fubaar 5th May 2014 07:15

In this PC age, it will never happen of course, but an announcement by the NSW Government that forthwith, all police water cannon vehicles will have pig's urine added to the water might be a very good start to establishing workable crowd control measures in Sydney.

Pinky the pilot 5th May 2014 07:19


In this PC age, it will never happen of course, but an announcement by the NSW Government that forthwith, all police water cannon vehicles will have pig's urine added to the water might be a very good start to establishing workable crowd control measures in Sydney.
Ooohhh, that's a goody!!:E

However, think of the howls and screams of outrage from the professionally permanently offended!:rolleyes:

Solid Rust Twotter 5th May 2014 07:23

Adding soap and aiming it at the professionally offended should have the same effect.

Ken Borough 5th May 2014 07:51


Adding soap and aiming it at the professionally offended should have the same effect.
Beautifully and ever so subtly put by SRT. Will that man, or woman, please take a bow? :D:D:D

500N 5th May 2014 07:57

SRT

I remember one of the Melbourne protests a few years ago where they
camped in city square or somewhere close to it. Went on for a week or
two and then enough was enough, the Police cleared them out.

But what stuck in my mind from the photos was the sheer filth they
were living in by the end and the way some of them looked. It was
unbelievable that these protestors didn't know how to keep clean.

I gather from various people that the smell was one of the reasons
that the Premier said enough is enough.

Andu 5th May 2014 08:04

You beat me to it, Ken. For once, we find ourselves in complete agreement.

Labor seem to be doing a very good job (via their usual mouthpieces, Fairfax and the ABC) on sliming the Libs, the latest being the "Treasurer for sale" headlines about Joe Hockey. I understand that he is suing Fairfax, so that particular ploy might backfire, particularly if (when?) the Libs trot out clear evidence that Labor Ministers have been doing exactly the same thing since bloody Federation.

Still, for all too many of the the Great Unwashed, all too ready to think the worst of "the Tories", the slime will stick - exactly as Labor knew it would when they quite consciously decided to use the tactic.

The Libs really seem to be slipping into that place so many politicians go, the heady world where they are totally out of touch with the electorate. "There will be no (delete the 'carbon') tax under a government I lead" with Tony Abbott saying those words will be in our faces daily if he goes beyond kite flying the "levy" he has threatened to impose "temporarily" on "the rich".

The fact that 99% of the people who will be most ("professionally?") outraged will not have to pay the tax will be totally overlooked.

Worrals in the wilds 5th May 2014 09:07


And now, just to even things up, Bill Shorten can be accessed for a fee:
So could Craig Thomson...oh wait, that was the other way around...:E:} Both sides do it and both sides routinely sledge the other side for doing it, in between selling tickets to their own political fundraisers :bored:. It's a bit like repeatedly calling for Royal Commissions; beloved of Oppositions whatever their politics.

IMO pretty much everyone is hacked off with their major party of choice at the moment. Milling around at Labour Day confirmed to me that the general rank and file mood wrt to the ALP is disappointment, disillusionment and outright boredom. I get the feeling that Liberal/National types are also feeling the same way about their team. Of course most people will still vote for their team (and the pollies know that), but I don't think anyone's very enthusiastic about it.

CoodaShooda 5th May 2014 10:00

The time is certainly right for a new, middle of the road movement.

Pity we ended up with Clive Palmer. :ugh:

500N 5th May 2014 20:10

This is sure to get two dad's goat up ! I must admit, it takes some balls to do this.

Australian navy turns back asylum seeker boat to Indonesia after loading three extra people

"after the Australian navy reportedly put three extra people on board and then turned it back.

People on board the wooden boat have told authorities in Indonesia that the Australian navy loaded two Albanians and one Indonesian onto the boat before sending it back to a remote island in eastern Indonesia.
There is no further information about the extra passengers, but there is speculation that they may be the two asylum seekers who were taken to Christmas Island for “urgent medical treatment” after another tow-back operation in February. The third may be an Indonesian crew member."





Saltie 5th May 2014 20:58

War in Australia (any Oz Politics)
 
Sarah will be in outrage overdrive and fronting up to every camera crew who will point a lens at her shocked and horrified visage. I was going say she'd be speechless, but we all know she'll be anything but that.

500N 5th May 2014 21:00

Re the Aust / Indonesian Political situation, a good piece in the Age / SMH
on the whole shebang and why it occurred etc etc. Quite informative.

7x7 5th May 2014 22:59

I listened to AM this morning. If they mentioned the turn back of the asylum seeker boat, I missed it. Maybe Sarah slept in and they couldn't get her in front of a microphone in time?

Ahh.. 9 o'clock news and it's the lead item.

500N 5th May 2014 23:22

Was Two dad's on the news story ??????

I heard that Total WOS Lee Rhiannon yesterday :E

rh200 5th May 2014 23:57


People on board the wooden boat have told authorities in Indonesia that the Australian navy loaded two Albanians and one Indonesian onto the boat before sending it back to a remote island in eastern Indonesia.
What a classic, "Hay your going back, oh by the way here's three more to go with you":D:D

If they keep doing that we are going to need a lot more life boats.:E

Saltie 6th May 2014 05:04

War in Australia (any Oz Politics)
 
Ian RinTOOL suitably outraged on the ALPBC this morning

500N 6th May 2014 05:08

Who the hell is he ?

rh200 6th May 2014 05:59


Who the hell is he ?
Wacko high profile activist, we use him as a barometer to work out if we are doing the right thing, the more he squeals the more satisfied we are.

500N 6th May 2014 06:39

In that case, he is going to be squealing big time when the budget comes out
judging by the media reports about the "expected" cuts to the ABC Budget !

"ABC staff have been warned to prepare for painful budget cuts, job losses and the "tragedy" of the government scrapping the Australia Network international broadcasting service."


Looks like they are softening up the staff having been given a "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" that this is what is going to happen so stop bitching about it and put a plan in place to cope !


Oh, how the left are going to squeal like stuck pigs on budget night
as the sacred cow is slaughtered :ok:



Pinky the pilot 6th May 2014 07:34

If one of the effects of cuts to the ALPBC budget is the axing of a few TV shows, I sincerely hope that anything starring Chris Lilley is one of them!:ugh:

500N 6th May 2014 07:38

I haven't read them but have you seen the article in the Age / SMH re Chris Lilley ?

I think they might have been asking was it all that good or was it racist or something from memory.


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