Submitted by Blowin on Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:30
What's what might have left the building.
So here's the new location for the events and personalities that you think may elicit an interest from others.
Or just anything that makes you raise an eyebrow.
Maybe because one was a spontaneous act of rage by an individual without any precedent by fellow ideologues that accounted for a single death , whilst the other was a premeditated and studiously designed mass murder that is the latest in a long , long string of incidents that account for THOUSANDS of death each year and is a global threat based on eradicating anyone that doesn't ascribe to a narrow set of religious dogma that offends everything that a civilised person should believe in.
Long sentence , huh ?
or maybe its because there is more political capital to be had in focusing on islamic terrorists and not born and raised American terrorists.
@blowin, did you see 4corners last week on the rise of white nationalism in Germany? Made some valid points about people's natural concerns about so many immigrates flowing into the country but also highlighted concerns on the rise of white nationalism and neo nazis including the use of explosives and fire bombing refugee houses and those of their supporters. Interesting the local police were initially very slow to act and when charges were laid they were on the minor (misdemeanour) scale but eventually the national anti terrorism squad took over the cases and all offenders now face many decades behind bars for terrorism offences if proven guilty.
iview if you missed it.
Didn't see it .
I'll try and check it out. Not on a Friday night though.
That'll be home made pizzas , a bottle of wine and a watching that old flick " The Commitments " about the Irish Blues band.
Never realised that Penny Wong had nailed her colours to the mast already.
Only slightly less odorous than the poor , victimised Sam Dastyari. Or that paragon of non negotiable idealism , Bob Carr.
Need any other reason to kick Labor to the Kerb ?
They do realise that China is an unwavering communist dictatorship don't they ?
But , but .....Trump is single handedly destroying democracy. As the Chinese bury it with a benign smile.
Cultural exoticism is so now , baby !
And never malign , obviously.
Haha, love those Freudian slips!
Odious/odorous/odoriferous/onerous/obnoxious - I'm sure they all fit one way or the other!
so the chinese authority can screw the worker to support the corporation's capitalistic entitlements.
...and the difference to here is what exactly???
Labor going for broke in their desire to display total lack of self awareness.
According to Billy Shorten , it's all good mate.
Selling influence , corrupt behaviour and alerting a foreign agent to the secret workings of Australia's intelligence agency and compromising its ability to perform its job - No worries !
Could the respect for Aussie politics go any lower ?
"Malcolm Turnbull dined with wealthy Chinese donor days after company gave $40k to Queensland LNP"
Of course respect for Aussie politics could go lower, Blowin... It's a bottomless pit of Chinese cash.
and lets not all forget the $40k Gina gave "her boy" brumbling joyce for services to the rural sector, oops nudge nudge wink wink, we all know for the mining industry.
Yeah.... Or the "Julie Bishop glorious foundation", or the selling of the darwin port to China by the NT LNP... Or Andrew Robb... Or Stuart Robert.
The thing is , if you or I was to have a frank discussion with any of our Honourable politicians , then they'd probably be a bit stunned to realise that what they're engaged in with these antics is fundamentally unacceptable to the general population.
I'm sure they're totally of the mind that the business they are in is to facilitate business and the Australian economy and therefore Australia receives a net benefit.
The fact that there is a larger issue such as sovereignty probably doesn't cross their minds .
Or if it does then the smiling faces fronting the charm offensive that is the Chinese soft power program are just so damn personable and human that they can't see the genuine harm.
That's basically how the LNP can look in the mirror each day anyway , but on this occasion it relates to both parties.
Either that or I'm being way too generous and they actually are the self interested rodents scurrying from the light that most suspect them to be.
Has the tide really turned ?
And an acknowledgement and vindication of those that eschewed the major parties with their protest votes .
"He ( Turnbull ) should have got, much earlier than he did, the message that the era of governments pandering to big business was over, killed off by voters' disaffection with the political mainstream and willingness to flirt with the populist fringe."