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by Manbush
May 22, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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.
by Manbush
May 22, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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/databl ... MP=soc_567
by Manbush
May 21, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Make no mistake people, yesterday’s result was a great one for our nation. Australia pretty much overwhelmingly said NO to racism. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk After seeing where the swings were it looks like more Australians said yes to racism than in previous years, while they may not have wo...
by Manbush
May 21, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Make no mistake people, yesterday’s result was a great one for our nation. Australia pretty much overwhelmingly said NO to racism. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk After seeing where the swings were it looks like more Australians said yes to racism than in previous years, while they may not have wo...
by Manbush
May 20, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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 in...
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Not sure mate, I’m very much a rookie when it comes to economy (99% of people are) but the metrics and formula seem reasonable and repeatable, not based off emotions etc.
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Your “point” that conveniently ignored our economy tanking and ignored the other trends. Your point seems to be you’ve got nothing to support your assertion same as I didn’t when I thought Liberals were good for the economy. I’m genuinely interested in actually seeing data which supports it, to see ...
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Manbush is absolutely just crapping on about nothing. Our economy soared in the “rankings” due to globally every other economy **** itself. This has since normalised as the GFC has passed It’s not **** rocket surgery Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Ours EDIT though mate, so it’s a coincidence that...
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

“The IAREM score The Independent Australia ranking on economic management (IAREM) is a composite index which measures the performance of all national economies on eight key indicators. These are income, GDP growth, median wealth per person, jobs, inflation, tax levels, net debt and economic freedom....
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

yet stated we want a strong Liberal party in charge of the economy. That’s a good thing Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I used to believe the Libs were better for the economy but if you look back over the past 12years it appears to be the opposite. Like the Republicans they’re too busy looking aft...
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

yet stated we want a strong Liberal party in charge of the economy. That’s a good thing Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I used to believe the Libs were better for the economy but if you look back over the past 12years it appears to be the opposite. Like the Republicans they’re too busy looking aft...
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

yet stated we want a strong Liberal party in charge of the economy. That’s a good thing Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I used to believe the Libs were better for the economy but if you look back over the past 12years it appears to be the opposite. Like the Republicans they’re too busy looking aft...
by Manbush
May 19, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

papabear wrote:
May 19, 2019, 12:47 am


Ham on the religion, but some very clever people might have some very strange religious beliefs
Id never say otherwise mate, even the most intelligent people can believe things for bad reasons.
by Manbush
May 18, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Well disappointing election but about time Shorten was replaced, the highlights of this election for me have been Abbott getting the boot and Danny Nulliah losing his tax exemption status.
by Manbush
May 18, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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How'd that tsunami of mental health issues play out? By the way, I was actually at my first gsy marriage on the weekend. Amazing how many people there who had been married in the last year. The celebrant reckoned about 40% of her bookings now are same sex couples. As was reported at the time and po...
by Manbush
May 17, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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I've heard Morrison come out and say directly that he doesn't believe gay people go to hell. There's nothing equivocal about that, no matter how much Manbush wants to rave. Hats off to him then, don’t know why he couldn’t have said as much when he was asked. I’m just seeing religion play a major ro...
by Manbush
May 16, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

I've heard Morrison come out and say directly that he doesn't believe gay people go to hell. There's nothing equivocal about that, no matter how much Manbush wants to rave. Hats off to him then, don’t know why he couldn’t have said as much when he was asked. I’m just seeing religion play a major ro...
by Manbush
May 16, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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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 Manbush
May 16, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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 Manbush
May 15, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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.
by Manbush
May 14, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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by Manbush
May 14, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Ouch “the Bill we can’t afford”? The only time I see that is from a One Nation candidate mate on FB.

Do you find Morrison likable or get enthused by anything he’s doing?
by Manbush
May 14, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

I’m guessing because of the economy fear mongering. Image


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by Manbush
May 10, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Depends how you define relevant NR, they’ve been very relevant in Victoria for a while now and good policies have a flow on affect, safe access zones springs to mind and hopefully voluntary assisted dying will be the next one to flow to other states.
by Manbush
May 10, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Reason, formerly known as the Sex Party, unfortunately though they don’t have candidates in enough electorates.
by Manbush
May 9, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
May 9, 2019, 7:58 pm


TBF that’s pretty accurate. I’ve always thought communism works in theory.
A lot of things work well in theory but in practice they fall apart, I’m a big believer in picking the best bits of all the systems rather than trying to be dogmatic and stick to a pure version of any.
by Manbush
May 9, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Northern Raider wrote:
May 9, 2019, 7:20 pm
Somebody should start a socially progressive, economically responsible party. Problem these days is any new party tend to come from the fringe dwellers on both sides of politics.
Fiona Patten did :)
by Manbush
May 9, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Congratulations to Victoria next month they will be the first state to allow voluntary assisted dying. :clap:
by Manbush
May 8, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Actually, I think the last time I did one of these I was left of Labor socially but closer to the Liberals economically, which is where you want to be I reckon I was talking to KW about this the other day and he said he’s the opposite of me... he’s like Labor economically and the Liberals socially....
by Manbush
May 8, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Leftys are ruining the world. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk May I ask in what regard? The things the “lefty’s” tend to want are things like equality, looking after the less fortunate etc the things the Bible says Jesus preached, you could easily argue the character of Jesus was the biggest “...
by Manbush
May 8, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

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Just voted and **** more nutjob far right parties than ever appear to be running :( Couldn't decide which one to vote for? Couldn’t decide which one to put dead last, ended up deciding on Daniel Nalliahs Rise up Australia, a religious extremist immigrant who wants to ban other religious extremist i...
by Manbush
May 7, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Just voted and **** more nutjob far right parties than ever appear to be running :(
by Manbush
May 5, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The Ricknaissance
Replies: 56
Views: 2279

Re: The Ricknaissance

I’m impressed with this season so far but to be totally in praise of Ricky he’ll need to keep it up the remainder of the year and just as importantly next year, need to prove this isn’t going to be an anomaly. Last couple of seasons much of the criticism for our results was levelled (rightfully) at...
by Manbush
May 4, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The Ricknaissance
Replies: 56
Views: 2279

Re: The Ricknaissance

I’m impressed with this season so far but to be totally in praise of Ricky he’ll need to keep it up the remainder of the year and just as importantly next year, need to prove this isn’t going to be an anomaly.
by Manbush
May 2, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 12392

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

I understand how people don’t find Shorten likeable but I’m baffled that the same sentiment isn’t shared about Morrison.