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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by gangrenous » December 9, 2017, 11:30 am

I’m sure the LNP would enjoy representing Qld and parts of WA in parliament

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by T_R » December 9, 2017, 11:36 am

gangrenous wrote:I’m sure the LNP would enjoy representing Qld and parts of WA in parliament
They already do, which was my point.
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Post by Manbush » December 9, 2017, 12:38 pm

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by T_R » December 9, 2017, 12:45 pm

Manbush wrote:
T_R wrote:
And I hate cats.
After all these years mate I think we’ve finally found some common ground! :D
Oh, cats! No, I love those adorable little furry bundles of love.
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You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by PigRickman » December 9, 2017, 1:30 pm

I’m allergic to about 99% of all cats and have always hated them, but in light of recent developments it appears I was totally wrong
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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by T_R » December 9, 2017, 1:30 pm

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by reptar » December 9, 2017, 3:02 pm

Frank hates cats too.
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by gangrenous » December 9, 2017, 4:30 pm

****, what did Manbush do to Frank?!

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by Question » December 9, 2017, 5:12 pm

China has a strong foothold in nsw because we are a pack of lazy, ***** pure and simple.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by reptar » December 9, 2017, 6:49 pm

actually, he just gets jealous of them!
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by PigRickman » December 9, 2017, 7:54 pm

You want to see a crazy video?
Check out the footage release of the cop shooting of Phillip Brailaford in Mesa, Texas
The body cam footage was dropped today and it’s absolutely **** sickening

I mean it’s pretty much cold blooded murder by a cop and he was acquitted

Disclaimer: do not google search it if you’re up for what you’re going to see. It’s exactly as I describe it, a cop basically executing a sobbing man begging for his life
It’s not an easy watch by any means.
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Post by Cranky Old Man » December 9, 2017, 8:23 pm

Pigman wrote:
You want to see a crazy video?
Check out the footage release of the cop shooting of Phillip Brailaford in Mesa, Texas
The body cam footage was dropped today and it’s absolutely **** sickening

I mean it’s pretty much cold blooded murder by a cop and he was acquitted

Disclaimer: do not google search it if you’re up for what you’re going to see. It’s exactly as I describe it, a cop basically executing a sobbing man begging for his life
It’s not an easy watch by any means.
A friend and former colleague of mine has recently returned from about a ten year stay in America. He is a quietly spoken inoffensive person in both appearance and speech but managed to find himself at gunpoint with various cops there on four occasions during his stay, mostly in the last few years. He contends that the cops have become much more violent in recent times because of all the militaristic training given in the "war on terror" period, combined with a federal policy of disbursing surplus military equipment to police forces with a consequent push from police chiefs facing elections to put the equipment in use in a "tough on crime" campaign. This violence has always been directed at Blacks and Hispanics and nobody bothered much, but now blue collar and some other Whites are coming under fire as well.
He says there is very little support for convicting police for killings, particularly white police although a former Sudanese cop who killed some Aussie woman is likely to be convicted for being a Muslim more than a killer cop.
He says the level of training for cops away from the federal system and the major city forces is abysmal, and the job is often considered to be just north of prison guards and the like.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by gergreg » December 9, 2017, 8:24 pm

@ pigman Is he a coloured man? Not sure of the current PC term.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by PigRickman » December 9, 2017, 8:31 pm

Apologies
I got the name mixed up, Brailsford was the cop

Daniel Shaver was the victim and he was from all appearances not a minority
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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by PigRickman » December 9, 2017, 8:37 pm

Cranky Old Man wrote:
Pigman wrote:
You want to see a crazy video?
Check out the footage release of the cop shooting of Phillip Brailaford in Mesa, Texas
The body cam footage was dropped today and it’s absolutely **** sickening

I mean it’s pretty much cold blooded murder by a cop and he was acquitted

Disclaimer: do not google search it if you’re up for what you’re going to see. It’s exactly as I describe it, a cop basically executing a sobbing man begging for his life
It’s not an easy watch by any means.
He says there is very little support for convicting police for killings, particularly white police although a former Sudanese cop who killed some Aussie woman is likely to be convicted for being a Muslim more than a killer cop.
Does not surprise me at all
I defy anyone to watch the footage of this mans actions and mount a case for his freedom
It was evident 20 seconds in that the cop was ITCHING to pull the trigger

It’s honestly disgusting. The cop flat out murdered a man and walked.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by gergreg » December 9, 2017, 8:50 pm

In N.Y. the street next to my building was cordoned off for some roadwork. My wife and I had just taken our young daughter to the playground and walking home we jaywalked at the traffic lights because the road was blocked. This crazy **** cop had no option but to turn left but still recklessly swings his car around close to us and yells out his window to not cross on the red signal. I was so pissed at his behaviour, he could so easily have lost control of the car - so I started arguing with him about the road being blocked and **** it's N.Y, everybody jaywalks. My wife quickly talked me down though. Thankfully. Those cops over there are just itching for some action.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by greeneyed » December 9, 2017, 9:53 pm

So if Turnbull is such a man of his word and the amazing figure of 2017, why aren't we a republic right now?
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Post by T_R » December 10, 2017, 12:39 am

Because we're a democracy, GE

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by -TW- » December 10, 2017, 8:31 am

T_R wrote:Because we're a democracy, GE

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Yes but why aren't we a republic T_R

The man needs an answer!

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by gergreg » December 10, 2017, 8:45 am

One thing at a time GE. Truffles sorted out jobs/growth, sorted out the union, fixed the NBN and SSM. Maybe the Republic is next on the list?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by the bone » December 10, 2017, 8:46 am

gergreg wrote:In N.Y. the street next to my building was cordoned off for some roadwork. My wife and I had just taken our young daughter to the playground and walking home we jaywalked at the traffic lights because the road was blocked. This crazy **** cop had no option but to turn left but still recklessly swings his car around close to us and yells out his window to not cross on the red signal. I was so pissed at his behaviour, he could so easily have lost control of the car - so I started arguing with him about the road being blocked and **** it's N.Y, everybody jaywalks. My wife quickly talked me down though. Thankfully. Those cops over there are just itching for some action.

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There's so many cops in the US that are egotistical maniacs (and I'm sure there's plenty of decent ones too). Heaps more cops on the road as well... couldn't help but think why don't they just put more speed cameras in?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by the bone » December 10, 2017, 8:48 am

Hasn't Turnbull always send that a republic would not be on the agenda until the Queen dies? (Which is kind of a weird thing to say IMO)

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-TW- wrote:
T_R wrote:Because we're a democracy, GE

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Yes but why aren't we a republic T_R

The man needs an answer!

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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by -TW- » December 10, 2017, 9:11 am

the bone wrote:Hasn't Turnbull always send that a republic would not be on the agenda until the Queen dies? (Which is kind of a weird thing to say IMO)
She'll probably live til she's 140 just to spite the Republican movement

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Post by T_R » December 10, 2017, 9:25 am

All of those 'long live the Queen!'s must have SOME impact

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Post by PigRickman » December 10, 2017, 9:32 am

I was saying this to some mates the other day, I really think the Kate/Will thing has sent the republican movement back 20 years

People I know who couldn’t give the faintest **** about Queen Lizzy, Phillip and horse face are absolutely swooning about Will and Kate

I haven’t been bothered to look it up, so I could be totally off base but if I had to guess, I guess that support for a republic has levelled off in the last 5 years
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Post by Cranky Old Man » December 10, 2017, 11:39 am

Yeah, but in a Monarchy you get whoever is next out of the studbook, not who you might find attractive. Charlie and Camilla are next, and with Charlies blood lines he is likely to live long enough for the glamour of W and K to fade considerably. Plus Charles looks after himself health wise, unlike all the male monarchs of the last 150 years who most certainly did not.

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Post by Northern Raider » December 10, 2017, 11:41 am

You might be right there Piggles. Seems the republic debate has gone real quiet the past 12 months or so. Might come back on the agenda soon if the Barmy Army keep singing the 'Yellow Submarine' tune with "Your next Queen is Camilla Parker-Bowles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Camilla Parker-Bowles".
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Post by PigRickman » December 10, 2017, 12:57 pm

Yeah I expect the pendulum might start swinging back when it’s Charles and CPB assuming the crown, rather than Kate and Will but for if they ran a plebiscite now I don’t think there is much chance of success
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The Politics Thread 2017

Post by gangrenous » December 10, 2017, 2:39 pm

Northern Raider wrote:You might be right there Piggles. Seems the republic debate has gone real quiet the past 12 months or so. Might come back on the agenda soon if the Barmy Army keep singing the 'Yellow Submarine' tune with "Your next Queen is Camilla Parker-Bowles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Camilla Parker-Bowles".
Bit like making a “Your mama” joke about your brother isn’t it.

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Post by The Rickman » December 11, 2017, 8:25 am

How has nobody mentioned the Trump/Jerusalem thing in here yet? The man’s an absolute maniac!
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Post by T_R » December 11, 2017, 8:43 am

The Nickman wrote:How has nobody mentioned the Trump/Jerusalem thing in here yet? The man’s an absolute maniac!
To be fair, Clinton, Bush and Obama had the same policy.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by Northern Raider » December 11, 2017, 10:00 am

T_R wrote:
The Nickman wrote:How has nobody mentioned the Trump/Jerusalem thing in here yet? The man’s an absolute maniac!
To be fair, Clinton, Bush and Obama had the same policy.
It only turns to outrage when Trump says it. :)
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Re: The Politics Thread 2017

Post by The Rickman » December 11, 2017, 10:12 am

Northern Raider wrote:
T_R wrote:
The Nickman wrote:How has nobody mentioned the Trump/Jerusalem thing in here yet? The man’s an absolute maniac!
To be fair, Clinton, Bush and Obama had the same policy.
It only turns to outrage when Trump says it. :)
Well none of this is exactly true. He's actually moving the embassy to Jerusalem, every President before him has signed six-monthly executive orders staying the move.
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