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factotum started the topic in Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 11:12am

Septic Tanks are going to Septic Tank

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sypkan Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 1:39am

can the fake left possibly get any faker...

https://www.foxnews.com/media/internet-crazy-kamala-harris-child-actors-...

as I've asked before... who the hell is advising these people?

someone please make it stop

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Roadkill Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 5:53am
sypkan wrote:

can the fake left possibly get any faker...

https://www.foxnews.com/media/internet-crazy-kamala-harris-child-actors-...

as I've asked before... who the hell is advising these people?

someone please make it stop

I guess when your VP is there because of gender and race being the main criteria rather than ability and ability. Harris really appears out of her depth in all things. Future President?….probably not.

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Hutchy 19 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 8:44am

Roadkill -"Future President?….probably not."

Mate , HOPEFULLY NOT .

Biden won't last his term . Is deteriorating before our eyes . Harris is not qualified . Pelosi is next in line .

Is there anyone in the Democrats that are not going to be a wreck of a President ?

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 8:37am

"Harris really appears out of her depth in all things."

But still genius level compared to Mike Pence and numerous others who have filled the role. The Vice-President's position has very little real power. They chair the Senate but the only influence they have is if their casting vote is necessary. So what are all these examples of her incompetence? Suggesting that she only got the position through her gender and race is a pretty insulting accusation so I look forward to a long list of blunders. I have been trying to ignore US politics.....it gets so depressing. The mood lift from watching Trump get the boot wore off pretty quickly.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 8:49am

“But still genius level compared to Mike Pence and numerous others who have filled the role. “

You just described Obama’s VP perfectly.

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Hutchy 19 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 9:17am

Harris had better write her first speech as President .

Another thing for Biden to worry about . Poor old chap .

Emails from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, obtained by DailyMail.com, reveal Joe and Hunter shared bank accounts and paid each other's bills
The president have may have inadvertently funded his son's 2018 drug and prostitution binge
Emails between Hunter and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca, show Schwerin was working on Joe's taxes
The claim raises serious questions about whether funds from the joint accounts were used for Hunter's May 2018 week-long bender with a prostitute
Last December, Hunter admitted in a public statement that he was under federal investigation over his tax affairs
A former federal prosecutor tells DailyMail.com that if money was flowing between Hunter and his father, that could make Joe a target of the probe
The FBI and IRS probe is reportedly also looking into Hunter's foreign business relationships and the potential for money laundering charges .

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Hutchy 19 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 9:35am

Just read this . Harris will do a video like in the past .

"Get Curious with Vice President Harris" was tweeted by the VP's account on October 7 to celebrate World Space Week. "

"The video portrayed the children as regular kids - however it has been revealed that they were all paid actors who auditioned for the part by submitting a monologue and questions they would ask a world leader, according to the Daily Mail, which notes that the Washington Examiner revealed the production company; 'Sinking Ship Entertainment' out of Canada."

The Democrats should be based in Disneyland ! Fantasy Land .

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 9:57am

Mike Pence was Trump's VP.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 10:09am

Now figure out who was Obama’s VP.

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 10:16am

OK but that post implies you think Biden is genius level. I really couldn't agree with that. I mean he's better than Trump and way smarter than the current bunch of Republican dipshits but beyond that has nothing much going for him. Still mediocrity is better than the criminal incompetence of his predecessor. Now take a deep breath before you answer. Anger is really bad for your health.

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Hutchy 19 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 10:27am

BB- you didn't read my post above . Biden IS being investigated NOW .

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 10:57am

No mate I didn't. No particular interest in Biden, he's a mediocrity. It might be a good thing if he was forced out.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:21am
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“But still genius level compared to Mike Pence and numerous others who have filled the role. “

You just described Obama’s VP perfectly.

I think you’ll find this means I find Biden to aligned with the stupidity of Mike Pence. Anyway, Harris basically sucked her way into her political career. She’s a less authentic version of Hillary …. if you can imagine such a beast.

https://www.freepressjournal.in/world/kamala-harris-had-an-affair-with-a...

The corollary to the truism that a powerful man can use his power to exploit beautiful women, is that beautiful women can use their beauty to exploit powerful men.

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:19am

An authentic politician in a country owned by corporate interests and their media mouthpieces? Not in living memory!

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Roker Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:28am

The point of the Pence vice presidency was to position himself for the presidency in the event of a Trump implosion.
A nod to the MAGAers and a wink to the east coast salon set. Alas it was all for nought. His one significant act, which cast him in a redemptive halo or in the dark cloak of a supervillain, was to certify the 2020 election. A hitherto unremarkable and unremarked upon piece of parliamentary procedure, which indicates the extent to which the veneer of nobility has been erased from America's venerable political institutions.

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Hutchy 19 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:33am

BB - I don't believe ( again ) what you have written "No mate I didn't. No particular interest in Biden, he's a mediocrity. "

I am sure you thought Trump was a mediocrity and you did have a intense interest in him .

Just like everyone else on the left . It is always the SIDE that counts . Look at how the media is having a go at the new NSW premier for his religious convictions . Do they have a go at Penny Wong due to her religious views ? No .

How pathetic and predictable . To me , I am always interested in applying the same set of principles and actions to BOTH sides . Everyone has to be help to account . Both sides make good and bad decisions .

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abc-od Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:51am

"To me , I am always interested in applying the same set of principles and actions to BOTH sides"

The delusion is strong in this one.

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 12:06pm

No Hutchy I thought Trump was, and remains, criminally insane.

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sypkan Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 12:14pm

"No mate I didn't. No particular interest in Biden, he's a mediocrity. It might be a good thing if he was forced out."

quite possibly the most sensible thing you've written in about 5 years...

the problem is pushing him out, harris really is not up to the job

the democrat's little bait n switch really is turning into quite a disaster... how foolish they are going to look when faced with the reality that neither no.1 or no.2 are up to the job

it really beggars belief the corners they back themselves into

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Roker Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 12:40pm
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sypkan wrote:

can the fake left possibly get any faker...

https://www.foxnews.com/media/internet-crazy-kamala-harris-child-actors-...

as I've asked before... who the hell is advising these people?

someone please make it stop

I guess when your VP is there because of gender and race being the main criteria rather than ability and ability. Harris really appears out of her depth in all things. Future President?….probably not.

Kamala Harris has law degrees from Howard and UC Hastings. She worked in various DA's offices, was elected DA of SF, then was twice elected AG of California, before being elected to the US Senate in 2016 where she took a range of moderately progressive policy positions and was noted for her forensic questioning in Senate committees.

She must now wish that someone had told her early on not to bother with all that hard work because all that mattered was her race and gender.

She's much like the rest of them, more competent than many probably, but lacking charisma.

And with conjecture over Biden's competency, her vice presidency is similar to that of Pence. Don't get mired in controversy, deflect questions on subjects like her main gig - the border, avoid as much as possible being associated with anything with the whiff of failure, and wait and see...

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sypkan Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 2:10pm

agreed roker...

"And with conjecture over Biden's competency, her vice presidency is similar to that of Pence. Don't get mired in controversy, deflect questions on subjects like her main gig - the border, avoid as much as possible being associated with anything with the whiff of failure, and wait and see..."

but that's not really working out for her...

despite her obvious competence in some fields, i can't see her ever being president, something just doesn't click with her

maybe she just has a chronic case of imposter syndrome...

exaccerbated by the democrats recycling her from the trashcan of the presidential nominee race

tbh, I think it is the democrat party that has the problem, their whole schtik is so contrived, 'proessional', and as a result, false... most people just see straight through it... this is compounded by identity politics basically becoming their all consuming ideology...

hilary clinton, kamala harris, and even big joe... were all there mainly for reasons beyond any competence... ffs the democrat party even admit, it's all they ever talk about...

it worked with obama, because he was incredibly competent and likeable, since then it's just been a huge failure...

obama really did so so much damage to the media / democrat ecosystem... and it was nothing of his own doing...

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Roker Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 2:39pm

Race and gender might be new considerations when it comes to picking running mates, but politics not competency has always been the main criteria. Kennedy needed the southern democrats so he picked LBJ. Obama needed an avuncular, familiar figure to soften his novel and particular characteristics so he chose Biden.

Exhibit one must be Sarah Palin. A younger, female, anti-Hillary down home gal with McCain's maverick nature who would energise a growing socially conservative and evangelical movement within the party. You could see where he was coming from. They just forget to check whether she was even vaguely across any of the national or international policy issues of the day.

Uncle Dick Cheney is probably the only VP who exercised real power and influence. And look how that worked out.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 2:53pm

The next President HAS to be a black female or else it proves the world is irreconcilably racist.

If black face wasn’t so unacceptable they’d just paint Hillary mission brown, get her to tuck her dick between her legs and call it job done.

It must be so tempting for them to try it anyway. Wouldn’t surprise me if it ended in an intervention which found Hillary being forcibly removed from a sun bed after she’d locked herself in there for 48 hours.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 2:54pm

Imagine if Joe Rogan ran for President.

And his opponent was Meghan Markle.

Pay per view!

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:18pm

That new 10 minute editing time limit is great.

Case in point:

"If black face wasn’t so unacceptable they’d just paint Hillary mission brown, get her to tuck her dick between her legs and call it job done."

No opportunity for the old "." cop-out now.

Oh dear...

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:23pm

Sad and pathetic, but yeh he has every right to express an opinion the vast majority of Australians would find as repulsive as it is shallow.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:31pm

How’s that working out for you Facto ?

Being an middle aged sneering prude identity politics luvvy whilst simultaneously trying to act down with the blue collar set, I mean.

Don’t you get confused when you flit from talking about how much you are simpatico with Cosmic Psychos and acting like you drinking a couple of Coopers makes you grass roots , then pursing your lips because someone said something light about Hillary having a penis?

Then you’ll dream of being anti-establishment and recite Jello Biafra fan-boi style before morphing back into a pleated skirt wearing language marm who simply can’t believe the vulgar things she hears.

Weird.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:31pm
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Sad and pathetic, but yeh he has every right to express an opinion the vast majority of Australians would find as repulsive as it is shallow.

Unless you can cite evidence I’ll have to dismiss that as more Ill conceived bullshit.*

* This is how you reply to every post. Every time. Pretty sure this is how you would even confront your wife when she suggests to someone that Chocolate Chip is your favourite ice cream flavour.

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:33pm

Oh dear...

When will the penny ever drop?

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:40pm

You realise that you come across as Mrs Doubtfire don’t you Facto?

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:46pm

Better than going full Pauline!
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Hutchy 19 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 3:55pm

I have to admit I agree with Blowin that Hillary would got to any lengths to be president . Bill to , as proven by him still being her hubby .

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 4:08pm

"This is how you reply to every post."

Well not every post but yep quite a high percentage, which says a lot about the amount of unsubstantiated bullshit posted here. And I will have a look around to find evidence that a majority of Australians find racist comments unacceptable .....repulsive is probably not a word used in surveys.

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Blowin Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 4:14pm

There’s something deeply funny about a fella who professes to live and die by hard evidence and who then finds nothing untoward in endlessly parading the lies, damn lies and statistics of surveys, polls and vested interest research pieces.

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blindboy Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 4:29pm

"parading the lies, damn lies and statistics of surveys, polls and vested interest research pieces."

Says the bloke who posts slabs of text from the same few unreliable sources. Trust no-one....except Macro-business and Murdoch! You have to laugh!

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Snuffy Smith Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 8:24am

Paradise Lost

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 2:08pm

Columbus Day just happened in the States. Paradise was lost a looooong time ago.

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Hutchy 19 Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 2:29pm

As I said above Connie the video could also be made in Australia ( or in other major city in the world ) , Are , in your opinion , all our paradise's lost or are you just picking on the US ?

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 5:17pm

"Seized us, though undismayed: long is the way
And hard, that out of hell leads up to light;
Our prison strong, this huge convex of fire."

Love ya work, Hutchy91.

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Hutchy 19 Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 5:38pm

Connie - typical response from you . Beautiful words that are copied and not related to the question .

For my benefit a simple yes or no would suffice .

Is the 91 referring to my age ? Not worried , just trying to work out the meaning .

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Hutchy 19 Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 8:27am

Should political donations of this size be permitted ? I don't think so . Too much influence from one person .

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife gave nearly $420million to nonprofits that aided in the administration and infrastructure of the 2020 election, and heavily favored Democrat counties, according to a new report.

Zuckerberg, 37, and his wife Priscilla Chan, 36, donated $419.5million to The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and The Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), which the report says was given with specific conditions.

Using the donations, both CTCL and CEIR sent funds to local governments to implement administrative practices, voting methods, data-sharing agreements, and outreach programs for the 2020 elections.

Daily Mail

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san Guine Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 8:59am

Hey Hutch,
Why not? The political system is so venal, partisan and corrupted I reckon the nett effect is nil or negligible. One side cancels out the other. All sides of politics are at it, corporate lobbyists, special interest groups, media etc.
I'm so disaffected and disillusioned with the whole process that we may as well just go full laissez faire.
Ban it all or free for all?

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stunet Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 9:06am

Ban it all.

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san Guine Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 9:16am

and in more Big Pharma news , that is just so surprising

"U.S. sales of the 20 top-selling drugs totaled $101.1 billion in 2020, while sales of these drugs to the rest of the world totaled only $57 billion, highlighting how Americans massively overpay for drugs, a new Public Citizen report found."

https://www.citizen.org/news/report-for-17-top-selling-drugs-big-pharma-...

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Supafreak Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 9:45am

@san Guine , it’s unbelievable what they pay in the US for pharma drugs . I put up link the other day that had a treatment course for hep c at $80,000 and in Egypt and India it cost $45 . My sister had hep c for 30 years and couldn’t afford the new drugs when they arrived but found an organisation that helped her out by importing drugs from India . It still cost her $900 for a 3 month course but shes hep c free . Here’s Russel Brand having a bit of a go at pig pharma .

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Snuffy Smith Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 7:01pm
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As I said above Connie the video could also be made in Australia ( or in other major city in the world ) , Are , in your opinion , all our paradise's lost or are you just picking on the US ?

Where do we in Australia have people shooting a Fentanyl/Xanax mix in plane view?St Kilda? The Cross? Hindley st? Meth is a major problem in rural Australia but this is a whole different kettle of fish and unique to the USA.The US is rotting away at the fringes of its society for better or worse.

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 7:29pm

Hutchy91 don't do Milton.

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Roker Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 7:50pm

If your name is Gladys and you agree with Phillip Adams that America is a failed state, you might site the dystopian lawlessness at Rikers Island jail as proof. Yikes.

https://apnews.com/article/kathy-hochul-health-prisons-new-york-new-york...

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/podcasts/the-daily/rikers-crisis.html...

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Snuffy Smith Friday, 15 Oct 2021 at 8:28pm
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Hutchy91 don't do Milton.

Hutchy69 doesn't do a lot of things.