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by papabear
May 22, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Yet it ignores the fact votes for the far right increased and got the Libs over the line through preferences. The swing to those far right groups looks to have come from previous Labor voters so they didn’t go the “cautious” Liberal option. See this is a garbage argument, these people would've vote...
by papabear
May 22, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Looks like we’re following the American path where the uneducated bogans vote conservative and the more educated vote progressive. https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2019/may/22/the-eight-charts-that-help-explain-why-the-coalition-won-the-2019-australian-election?CMP=soc_567 The thing is the...
by papabear
May 22, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

I see your point but I disagree with it. The greens for example if they finish with 9 or 10 seats thats more then 10% of the 76 seats. Equally the fair right divided amongst 4 or so parties get about the same amount of the vote yet might end up with 2, 3 or 4 seats. Now I am sure if the far right O...
by papabear
May 21, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders' NSW Origin players
Replies: 21
Views: 624

Re: Raiders' NSW Origin players

I thought nadruku would have played origin.
by papabear
May 20, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Actually, the answer was, everything is included. Which is the best form of any consumption tax. Food was only exempted after negotiations in the Senate to pass legislation. If it were up to me (and let's all hope that one day it is), raw food, such as fruit/vegetables, meat and pasta would be tax-...
by papabear
May 20, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Imo this is garbage for one the senate is less representative the house of reps due to state vote distortion with nsw voting in 6 senators and Tasmania also have long 6 senators. Which let’s be honest the smaller states ( tas / sa) do seem to do a bit more greens and labor then the states with peop...
by papabear
May 20, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Papa why should they get blamed for blocking “good” laws such as tax cuts to higher brackets when many don’t consider that a “good” law, if they block ones like that I think they’d be acting on behalf of what many voters actually want. Not sure if any polls similar have been done in Australia but i...
by papabear
May 19, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

The Senate is going to be interesting, I think - here's an ABC prediction somebody screencapped: You need 39 to pass anything. LNP + One Nation + Bernadi = 37. Seems like nothing's getting through without support from either Labor / Greens / Centre Alliance. Lambie alone wouldn't be enough, but she...
by papabear
May 19, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

gangrenous wrote:
May 19, 2019, 3:19 pm
Yo papabear, you asked for a detailed response on climate change. I gave you one and *crickets*

You wonder why people hadn’t bothered.
Sorry mate didn’t see it.

Unless it was the big post with the roosters analogy
by papabear
May 19, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

With the outrage over Folaus comments I’m surprised people are happy to vote for someone who shares identical beliefs and less likely to end religious privilege to discriminate under the guise of religious freedom. Please show evidence of that. Sharing the beliefs of another Pentecostal whose belie...
by papabear
May 19, 2019, 12:42 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Carbon dioxide pollution is a significant cause of climate change. And plastic pollution, while being a serious environmental problem, is far less of a concern than climate change. Hope that helps address your concerns. I am told there is a continent of plastic outside South America with sea life a...
by papabear
May 19, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Fundamentally pmising to help tank an already tanking market was a bad idea. It might have been ok with housing burning to hot. But now it just doesn’t work. Also the whole premise of we are going to redistribute wealth and become more involved is wrong, labor miscalculated how much the electorate w...
by papabear
May 16, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 499
Views: 32541

Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Josh Morris really?
by papabear
May 16, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

With the outrage over Folaus comments I’m surprised people are happy to vote for someone who shares identical beliefs and less likely to end religious privilege to discriminate under the guise of religious freedom. Please show evidence of that. Sharing the beliefs of another Pentecostal whose belie...
by papabear
May 16, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Agree with Zim. Dubby's post may have been a reasonable topic for discussion but prefacing it with a sarcastic comment does not inspire rational debate. I made comment earlier that I'm less worried about Australia's impact on CO2 levels and it's affect on climate change. I am far more concerned abo...
by papabear
May 16, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Any chance you can formulate you own discussion or can you just post links? I can do lots of things. One of which is avoiding pointless discussions with demonstrably stupid people. Wowee... nice way to lose a debate with one simple post. The link between carbon emissions and climate change was esta...
by papabear
May 16, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Honestly, the responses towards dubby have been very disappointing. He has put his argument out there. A lot of people disagree with it. TBH I disagree the premise behind denying climate change. However, the point about Australia's contribution towards CO2 emissions and what changing to 50% renewabl...
by papabear
May 15, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana
Replies: 79
Views: 4154

Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Oates is Brisbane’s best player.

I would have Oates up there as one of the top wingers in our game with raps right behind vunavalu.

Oates is also younger and not injured compared to raps.
by papabear
May 15, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Am I the only one who thinks the health of the oceans and plastic waste in same is a bigger environmental issue at the moment then carbon emissions.
by papabear
May 15, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana
Replies: 79
Views: 4154

Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

We look pretty good in the middle for the first time in a while, nice mix of sizes and pay cheque’s and ages
by papabear
May 15, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana
Replies: 79
Views: 4154

Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

As players get older they get injured more.

That’s the biggest thing for me is whether we are just putting our cap into the sideline.

The other thing for me is someone mentioned a player option. Imo no player option if you can avoid it.

It just kicks you around completely unnecessarily.
by papabear
May 13, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 148
Views: 11142

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

is it just me or is hudson young a bit of a plodder.
by papabear
May 10, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Just had a go on Vote Compass. My results haven’t changed since the last time I did it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/4534db7f875386f298a5f13bc4b985c7.jpg communist. TBF that’s pretty accurate. I’ve always thought communism works in theory. And in practice just look how good Venezuela t...
by papabear
May 10, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

TBH I thought I was socially progressive but on gender equality issues I think it is a bit skewiff, I have always thought that if you embed an advantage to someone that will inevitably make them weaker because they get use to that advantage and thenneed to do less to survive / thrive, like the econ...
by papabear
May 9, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
May 8, 2019, 9:48 pm
Just had a go on Vote Compass. My results haven’t changed since the last time I did it.

Image
communist.
by papabear
May 9, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

I was a bit right of the libs on the economy and just under the middle in socially progressive. TBH I thought I was socially progressive but on gender equality issues I think it is a bit skewiff, I have always thought that if you embed an advantage to someone that will inevitably make them weaker be...
by papabear
May 6, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Jack Wighton finally ready for NSW Blues call up?
Replies: 66
Views: 3012

Re: Is Jack Wighton finally ready for NSW Blues call up?

Cleary going fine

Cleary and keary imo is nicer then Munster and dce
by papabear
May 2, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Money to spend on political advertising.

1 - Clive palmer his ads are everywhere
2 - The unions

Where are the libs and greens I havent seen anything from them?
by papabear
April 30, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12446

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Watching sky news


It’s inspiring me in humanity again that maybe labor won’t take over our nation at the next election.
by papabear
April 29, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 768
Views: 17234

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Imo our problem isn’t so much no decoy runners it’s that our guys pass it to the decoys all the time so they ain’t decoys anymore.

Should make our decoys more effective when we do eventually go wide.
by papabear
April 29, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 18
Views: 1013

Re: Elliot whitehead

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ethegh%2Ecom%2Eau%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic%2Ephp%3Ft%3D30537&share_tid=30537&share_fid=9730&share_type=t You don't get to have two goes at it. you canned him less than 80mins into his career.. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk all the more reason...
by papabear
April 28, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 184
Views: 9724

Re: Josh Hodgson

We know Josh Hodgson is easily the best spine player we have. He knows it too, as does Ricky. That doesn't mean he should take it upon himself to try and run every single facet of our game. You can't do that out of hooker, it isn't possible. Watch Cameron Smith. He's played without Slater AND Cronk...
by papabear
April 28, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 18
Views: 1013

Re: Elliot whitehead

I like our back rowers way better then anyone else’s in the comp
by papabear
April 28, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 18
Views: 1013

Elliott Whitehead

Had a bit of a Lui start but he’s grown on me. Really grown on me, I don’t know about the stats but his defence and his strips are big time. Literally an absolute gun. Honestly I like him pretty much more then any other backrower maybe even more then kikau. Lately I would have him right up there in ...