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JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by minux, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Calaber

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    I know it won't happen but I'd like the media to give Morrison a chance. I think he's the most suitable person for the job we've had since Howard as he has the common touch, can relate to and communicate with people and is more like Joe Average than most of his immediate predecessors. He needs to not only establish himself as a solid leader but also to announce some major key policies which are well removed from Turnbull's intractable stupidity. And he needs to do it soon.
     
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    ^^^ Yair, it does get hot and cold here. But our minus 0.8 C is not as cold as your minus 0.8 F.
    It always amuses me when the weather chick says it was the hottest/coldest/windiest/wettest day for 30 or 40 years, meaning that sometime BCC (Before Climate Change) it had previously been hotter/colder/ windy/wet. Sensationalist ‘fake’ news.
    Were the cavepersons as alarmed when the glaciers retreated back when.
     
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    I was in Daylesford overnight and it was about 1.5 degrees at 2pm out in Trentham. Started to sleet but nothing was forming. Dropped to -2 overnight in town and driving home through Trentham again there was still snow on the ground at 10am.
     
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    Gets minus 12 overnight at home. PITA because you cant have a shower before 11am as the pipes freeze.
     
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    It's funny that a temperature barely below zero somewhere in Oz makes overseas news. There must be the perception that all we ever get is heat, dust and drought. Hell, minus 0.8 isn't even worth reporting here. Plenty of much colder places in Australia, every year.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
     
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    Time to get back on track with some good old local political discussion. I've just watched Morrison being interviewed regarding the Aged Care Royal Commission. I've always liked this bloke's candour and no-nonsense speech. He answered the questions succinctly and honestly, no waffle, no hundred word sentences. When asked why the commission had taken so long to establish, he said he'd only been PM for 3 weeks, which was pretty quick. When further questioned regarding the fact that his government had been in office 5 years, he replied that he can accept responsibility for his time as leader.
    He needs to do things like this to quickly divorce himself from Turnbull and establish his credentials. Does he have enough time to convince Australians his party deserves re-election? After only 3 weeks, he's ahead of Shorten as preferred PM by 47 to 37. Will this help his team?
     
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    He is really going to have to pull some of the bigheaded Liberals into an acceptable public line before May 2019.

    Dutton ……. if he is so confident about his eligibility, refer it to the High Court and sort it out to everybody’s satisfaction..
    Abbott has been re-endorsed. Now just shut up and concentrate on your job without complaining about your feelings being hurt.
    Turnbull has turned into an Abbot clone. You’re rich … go on an extended holiday.
    Alan Jones ……… retire, and grow roses.
    ABC journalists …… stop pushing LGBTI and perceived sexism, stop selecting bits and pieces of speeches, then quoting them and turning the meaning around. Stop criticising Pauline Hanson for saying what most Aussies think privately. Stop giving hyped publicity to fringe protests which feature two rent-a-crowd dole bludgers, one placard and a homeless dog.
    Go the mighty Sharks, and Paul Gallen for next GG.

    Yes, well? Where is Zeke when you need him to derail the tram ?.
     
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    We have council elections now.... Far out I have NFI who to vote for? Our council is great at wasting money on all the wrong things and it has been this way since the amalgamation.
     
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    I have had some first hand dealings with Local Govt elections and representatives. No, I am not one.
    Local Govt is a much maligned level of govt, but done well, it provides jobs, well kept towns and facilities, and civic pride.
    Done badly …… corruption and waste of local taxpayer’s money.
    Select 'someone' with no affiliation with Liberals, Labor, Greens or Unions. They are only using Local Govt as a leg-up to loftier ambitions.
    Then, does that 'someone' have first hand experience in running a business, and what input do they have with local organisations, ( Tidy Towns, Rotary, sporting clubs, youth organisations, Community Hall …… that sort of stuff.) Generally a person with that sense of local responsibility is a good representative.
     
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    And don't pick anybody who has anything to do with real estate agencies or developers.
     
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    https://www.news.com.au/finance/wor...m/news-story/874124edfe00a82732ccba119f2c9d81

    I see this on a weekly basis. I even have friends who have been living together for 4+ years and still claim single dole. Another thing that really shits me is people who have no intention of finding a job and have been on the dole for 15 or more years. I just don't get it how people can get away with it... These are people with truck licences and other types of operator licences.
    Yet I know a young bloke 23 years old. Is absolutely desperate for a job, will give anything a go and even though he would be required to report 15 job applications a week, he can not find a employer willing to give him a go. It is f'n hard to find work in Tas. I need a second job as I'm only getting 18hrs a week and haven't been able to pull anything and I have experience. Yet some blokes and women will happily take the welfare card and winge because Centrelink don't pay them enough....
     
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    People are lazy by nature, why work when you can milk the system?
     
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    exactly offer them an inch and they will take a mile.
     
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    Sure, the ones that work are carring the load until they figure out... why work, is better to stay at home and collect a check.

    All socialist systems end the same way, broke and worthless. Then, people realize that working produces a capital and start to work again. Not only greed gets on the way, envy is the other side of the greed.

    Greedy bastards, grease politicians to make rules and regulations to prevent any form of competition. That is when a healthy Capitalist system turns in a Fascist system, Cronies and Oligarchs merged with the Gov Co, the Socialist rise again. So the cycle repeats, Envy Vs Greed...
     
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    They say a picture says a thousand words.....


    Work.jpg
     
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    Meanwhile in Australia....


     
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    I know people in the US are winging about Trump. But compared to the soft-cocks we have had in Parliament since the ousted Ton's; America has it pretty good. At least trump is fix it man and the country is moving again, from what I understand. Unlike the land down under our leadership bends over and takes it, because they are too scared to challenge the lefties in case they lose face.... Billions in welfare and people complain they don't get enough. I say wait until we are totally broke and the welfare system is dismantled because there is no money to pay for it.

    We had a bloke in today who is a wealth of knowledge on rorting the system that is meant to support people in genuine need. He managed to scam the boss. I said should have let him deal with the police rather than us bail him out...
     
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    Yoo tellum Loshy, why doncho goen stand for parliament? Man of yoor interlekt cood run the cuntry.
     
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