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JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

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

  1. figjam

    figjam Donating Member

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    Well, I'll be farnarkled with a feather! Plibersek has just ruled herself out of being the ALP Leader of the Opposition. Potatoes too hot to handle ????
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    And tonight's news tells us that Shorten is attempting to hinder Albanese'nomination. Isn't this the party that has been boasting of unity for the past six years? Sounds to me like Shorten, aided by the unions and extreme left of the party, have kept the screws on anybody speaking out against the party. Albo has already stated that the party needs to pull away from such strong leftist leanings and return the party to its roots. Joel Fitzgibbon, the Hunter local member, who held his seat but copped a huge loss of support, has also indicated the need to revisit the party's basic tenets.
     
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    Confused i thought Labor was a left wing party, that's why they were calling them a one stage the "new right", because they were becoming too much like Liberal.
     
  4. Reaper

    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    In reality - The ALP repeatedly accused the LNP of moving to the radical right. There certainly was the biggest gap between the 2 for the first time in 20 years though. The movement was the ALP moving a long way left.

    So right now it's Albo putting his hand up and already starting to pave the way to dump a heap of policy starting with the franking credit oldies tax. Will be interesting times to see what else goes and also how Plibersek and if Bowen the architect of so much could pick himself out of this train wreck.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I reckon Bowen should keep a very low profile for a long time, but he won't. Too arrogant to ever accept that he was the architect of so much that was unacceptable to the electorate. He was an absolutely useless Immigration Minister, did nothing noteworthy as Treasurer and thought he could achieve a multitude of changes to the way our economy works and achieve an even larger surplus than the Libs. We'll, he was the only one who did and the public didn't buy it.
     
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    mwb235 Pierced sink plugs

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    Hopefully Jim Chalmers runs, but the labor left is more powerful than the labor right, so even if he does he prolly won't win.
     
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    Typical... Create a financial addict and supply the meth (loans/currency). Want to leave, stop the drugs, leave it strung out. Just like the prostitution business model.

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    Greybull, British Steel's private equity owner, and a consortium of the firm's lenders managed to assemble a rescue package worth £30,000 ($38,000). The only problem is the funds were contingent on a match from the UK government. But the money fell through at the last minute as ministers judged that it would violate EU rules.

    The deal's biggest proponent, Theresa May's business secretary, Greg Clark, will now need to explain why he approved an earlier £120 million ($152 million) loan to help British Steel meet an EU environmental bill, but can't save the company from bankruptcy.

    As the FT explains in a video, the earlier bailout was required because under its previous owners, British Steel had used the EU's system of carbon-credit trading to raise money by selling excess credits then covering its short position at the beginning of the following year.

    But this year, the EU ruled that since the UK is leaving the bloc, its companies don't deserve any more credits, leaving the company on the hook for a massive bill.

    Unions in the UK have demanded that the government do something, while Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn warned on Tuesday that the collapse of British Steel would be 'devastating'.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...lmaker-collapses-bankruptcy-iron-prices-climb
     
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    Anybody tired of this Chicken Little, we are in the USA.

    https://www.climatedepot.com/2019/0...o-conduct-climate-training-as-rare-snow-hits/

    Australian government pays Al Gore $320k to conduct climate training as rare snowfall hits

    Aussie Alan Jones: Taxpayers will fork out more than $320,000 for the Climate Week conference, where form US vice president Al Gore will “communicate the urgency of the climate crisis”.“It is not believable,” says Alan Jones, “that the Queensland government can be so awash with money as to bring this hypocrite Al Gore to Australia for a conference.“When so many important instruments of government are underfunded, when farmers can’t feed their cattle in Queensland, and $320,000 goes to waste on this shonk.”

    Jo Nova: Fittingly, The Gore effect strikes again. Snow fell in Queensland. (The last time it fell was 2015.)

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    Nearly 9 years ago, on December 14, 2009, at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Al Gore predicted that the North Pole would be completely ice-free in 5 to 7 years, i.e., by 2014 to 2016(2:14 mark):



    “There is a 75% chance that the entire North Polar ice cap during . . . some of the summer months could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.”

    Not only has the North Pole or Arctic ice cap not melted, the figure below, from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, shows that the Arctic sea ice extent for May 2019 was a massive 4.70 million square miles (12.16 million sq. km.). The magenta line shows the 1981 to 2010 average sea ice extent for the month of May, which, as you can see for yourself, shows that Arctic sea ice has not diminished since 1981.

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    https://www.sgtreport.com/2019/06/a...-australian-govt-to-conduct-climate-training/
     
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    Don't take to much notice of what Alan Jones has to say. Check him out on Wikipedia. He has been successfully sued on many occasions. The high being $3.7 million.
     

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