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Hahahaha. Stop it. You're killing us.
How can anyone believe anything you say on here, B.I?
YOU'RE THE MALABAR KID!
Even the other two stooges must be having doubts.
Mind, one's a socialist now, and the other one's a proud One Notion voter in the last election and keen ProMo fan...
So you must be a bit iffy about them too?
The band's breaking up!?
Yeah , I know.
Seems unbelievable that someone would be stupid enough to put something like that out there , but it’s true, he said it.
So , what is it you do for a living, Facto ?
And what education have you got ?
What do I do for a living? This and that. Who cares? Well, apart from you...
Education? I've had a few Alma Maters...maybe another one next year if I can free up some more time. And before this fucking government degrades the landscape even further.
"But it’s true, he said it."
Like this, B.I?
"I've got a funny feeling they aren't direct BB quotes, Blowie."
"Facto - sad thing is that they are. That’s just the tip of the Blindboy bullshit iceberg. It’s all here in black and white if you care to look."
"Um, Blowie, I've cut and pasted those 'direct quotes' and they brought nothing up in Google. Nothing.
Well, from BB.
Just you pop up obviously.
So they're not direct quotes at all. As I thought.
Which doesn't look real good."
"Now that we’re safe from Labor’s retiree and death tax grab, their planned theft of our hard-earned franking credits, their promotion of gender-fluid lifestyles in our kindergartens, their confiscation of our utes and their freeing of hoards of Muzzy murderers and rapists to roam our streets we can relax and hit the complacency button. That was a close call. Now we’ll have three more years of stability and better economic management with the adults still in charge."
"Government by thought bubble has been in operation for six years. With no ideas and no vision, no foresight and no aspiration the crises will build, blindsiding a rag-tag assembly of colander-hatted science deniers and nose pickers whose only recourse will be to blame Labor while fellating the Senate to allow for the shovelling of more largesse to their chums. The demands from the Ginger Whinger and her feral homunculus Malcolm Roberts should provide some comedic relief."
Of more concern than Labor's problems is the fact that there's a whole circus of crazy clowns banging about in the big top.
But, but, LABOR...
How good is Australia?
Half step forward, 3 steps back.
"Half step forward, 3 steps back."
Yea it's called "Doin' the Aussie 3-Step Reverse Floss"
Looks like the tide may be turning on the shrill thought police
The “ demands from the ginger whinger “ are one of the only few voices in Australia’s parliament attempting to bring attention to the politically enabled energy crisis which is hobbling the economies of the states , businesses and individuals of the East coast.
Labour is no opposition to the LNP madness , so it’s only the Centre Alliance and One Nation addressing the issue.
Yeah, Hanson - the ex-Liberal - is 'firing up' and 'addressing' the issue. Well, last week. This week? Today?
Last year she wanted three new coal-fired power stations. Coalition backed her in. Didn't get the numbers.
Anyway, who's who in the senate zoo this time round?
Facto - Askng you nicely, I don’t want anything to do with you anymore.
Just ignore my posts. Stay away from me.
Re Michael West link.
Talk about balance of power....
I can't help but see Lambie as resembling a 'klingon' from Star Trek....hopefully she will keep her word towards ensuring equality for the working class re LNP tax cuts.
Half expecting Pauline to get up in the Senate and declare "It's ok to be red-haired"
"Facto - Asking you nicely, I don’t want anything to do with you anymore.
Just ignore my posts. Stay away from me."
IMHO we should all just ignore him, he is basically just a troll, always plays the man and never the ball.
I haven't looked in here all week, but still he is insulting me?
Dont agree with all that much Laurie/Blindboy has to say but at least he almost always plays the ball and not the man.
You are a ball, V.I. Sharp as a bowling ball.
And B.I., a quote from your least favourite red head, Julia Gillard,
"Stop writing crap!"
speaking of full of shit...
so much for this little gem from the resident swellnet anti echo chamber warrior...
"One of the issues that is widely mentioned in the rise of Trump and other populists is the ability of people to seek information and debate from areas of the mass media and social media where they will find those who agree with them. The viewers of Fox News are unlikely to be readers of The New Yorker and vice versa. Conservative Christians go to Facebook pages that reinforce their views. LGBT supporters go to their own pages and so on.
Swellnet, being mainly concerned with surfing, has no natural political constituency. Those contributing to the forums represent the full spectrum of opinion. This, from time to time, drives us towards what might be called incivility. Being just as guilty as anyone else on that issue I am not in a position to moralise, but what I will say is that we should value this place for the diversity of opinion it provides and hope that it never becomes an echo chamber."
"Being just as guilty as anyone else on that issue I am not in a position to moralise, but what I will say is that we should value this place for the diversity of opinion it provides and hope that it never becomes an echo chamber."
Um, hats off Sepp for ACTUALLY quoting BB DIRECTLY - not hard is it? -
BUT your ACTUAL point is??
well facto I thougt my point was obvious, especially for one who likes to think he's as astute as yourself at reading between the lines...
but if I must spell it out for you....
my point is that bb claims to be cool with 'diversity of opinion', even claims the merits of swelllnet...
until labor loses 'the unlosable election' that is..... then he regresses to his default position of an overzealous narrative controlling pc nutjob no platformer.
sad and dissapointing to say the least
I thought he was making real progress in his personal development for a moment there...
the internet has unleashed a beast, for better or worse... and clearly the left of politics is struggling with this new paradigm, as 30 years of pc- ness unravels
some are unhealthily addicted to this long tired old control of narrative, as we are currently seeing across media platforms as they adjust to the new norm, and he's a shining example
Sorry mate but the owners of the platform were forced to take action after complaints about the level of incivility. This was after they issued a warning about inappropriate language on the front page. I have no problem with diversity or robust debate. It was the libellous posts of one boring loudmouth troll that made me decide to put my name up there as that would at least draw a legal line he would not be likely to cross. So rattle on down here in the basement if it makes you happy.
Laurie- You realise that publicly accusing someone of being a homophobe when they are demonstrably not a homophobe is libellous, dont you ?
And that I took screen shots of the offending posts.
I’m not kidding.
So maybe just slink back into your little hole with your victim routine whilst I remain gracious on the matter.
It’s unbecoming of a man of your years.
Sue me anytime you like but you will have a big problem. The comment was addressed to an anonymous entity called "Blowin" the rights of this entity to the protection of its reputation are dubious to the point of non-existent.
Ok, sorry I take all that back... well some of it...
seriously what the hell is wrong with people?
no one makes them click on the link, no one makes them read the link, it's the bloody internet!! look what else is out there, if you have a tendency to whinge, there's lots more worthwhile causes to focus your attention on...
if some petty name calling that doesn't include yourself ruins your day, you probably deserve it...
I find channel 7 and david koch offensive, I don't write emails to channel 7 telling them to take him off thr air. I make the adult decision to not watch, and allow those of small mind and intelligence to enjoy the fuckwit
grow the fuck up people, the world is now a place full of entitled little power hungry morons, this needs to stop!
no offence swellnet, but you should ignore such patheticness
maybe they should lighten up and toughen up a bit, rather than expecting the world to always conform and contort to them
having said all that, I reckon threatening to sue is poor form
this is not america!!!!
Sypkan .... as if I’d threaten to sue. I’m just stirring. Screen shots of offensive posts ? Mate , I’d deserve every possible insult you can dream up if it were true.
Anyway-Laurie , Facto. Let’s give it us rest . We’ve , all three of us , fucked up a good thing here. We’ve all acted like children at various times. Most of the time lately.
This isn’t just boring, it’s embarrassing for all of us .
I’ve acted like a prick. I won’t anymore. But I’ll need a hand to do so because I’m no saint. So I’m formally apologising for antagonising you both. You’ve got to act in kind though. No one has to be sniveling toadies, just don’t acknowledge me for awhile and if you do , don’t be bitchy.
I’ll do the same. If we disagree then just dispute the issue, not takedown the person.
I wasnt really having a go at you blowin. I know you were just reacting to threats...
Good onya for the above
We all get a bit loose on here. Bloody internet.... and politics!!
Hahahahahahahaha. STOP IT.
Or deal with it, B.I.
"As I have observed, those who plow iniquity, and those who sow trouble, reap the same." - Job 4:8
Whoops, wrong thread?
And Sepp - king of the Trumpy Bannon buzzwords - dude, you cannot be serious!
Spouting "Australia, don't become America"?!
and how did I know you'd be here? saying ecactly that as I wrote it?
as I've said before ...as predictable as a poo...
And how'd I know you would be here posting something that doesn't make a lot of sense?
'Cos it's what you do, Sepp.
Even your little retort "predictable as poo" is pretty nonsensical if you have a think about it.
There's the rub. Thinking. Before posting.
More haste, less speed.
Ad infinitum. Ad nauseam.
dunno about you but my poo's pretty predictable...
between 8 and 9 every morning
....if ya interested...
No one's interested in your shit.
Well, that's not true.
Larry & Moe may still hold a torch?
this link is of interest - coming from Off-Guardian it's even more interesting. (Off Guardian formed by former staff who thought Guardian was too right wing and had sold out...)
"In other words, before any of the science had been done, the IPCC’s assumption was that man-made activity was responsible and that Nature was not an active participant in a process within its own sphere of interest. As an interdisciplinary topic of multiple diversity, the IPCC is not an authority on all the disciplines of science within the CC domain.
While there is no dispute among scientists that the Sun and its cyclical output is the true external force driving Earth’s energy and climate system as part of a Sun-centered Universe, the IPCC’s exclusion of the Sun from its consideration can only be seen as a deliberate thwarting of a basic fundamental law of science, a process which assures a free inquiry based on reason and evidence."
The more i read about this the more confused i get, i wouldn't call myself a human driven climate change denier, but I'm certainly a skeptic, the hard part is just trying to figure out what is true and what is BS that you read on the subject, the trouble is its now so much about money and politics on both sides of the debate.
Im sitting right on the fence on this one, just watching and waiting, it going to be interesting how we all view this topic in 20 years time.
I personally wont be surprised either way.
1 day 23 hours ago without a post in political forum.
I think this is a record.
Just the usual rubbish science, vj. Off-guardian are a fake news site. There are two outright lies in the first few paragraphs. The first is that carbon dioxide was considered as the sole cause of climate change and the second is that the Sun was not taken into account. I mean bullshit doesn't even begin to describe that level of wilful ignorance ........ or well paid hypocrisy.
The rapist in the White House.
Here's why your'e wrong..
...........but so is everyone else!
Now that this one's off the front page, not a reply for a month... how telling is that?!
Some of you just want to see your words out there on the big screen!
Any way, I'll see your Off-Guardian and raise you some more left-of-the-Guardian, Off Guardian: a very good piece on how Eastern Europe was treated once in the EU.
"With the decimation of indigenous industry, the role of financialization and debt became crucial, as the new capitalist economies required a financial services industry that could support the growing tendencies towards property speculation and asset manipulation.
Different vulnerabilities arose from the actions of different institutions, but the overall effect was to create state dependency upon foreign direct investment (FDI), and support from the World Bank, IMF and the specially created European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The general financialization of the region led to huge increases in debt, both personal and institutional."
They walk amongst us hidden in plain sight...
An interesting historical take. Dads with young(ish) sons...or anyone really...have a look.
Sacrificial Lamb Pell used Old Testament twitter scripture to out-fox 'MAP' security.
The immaculate deception elevates Pell beyond Sainthood to Son of God.
Melbourne Assessment Prison (Illegal Twitter text in part reads...)
"My faith in our Lord, like yours, is a source of strength.The knowledge that my small suffering can be used for good purposes through being joined to Jesus' suffering gives me purpose and direction."
No mention of Victims/Families suffering....only of our Lord Pell's suffering!
Doubtful our beloved selfish monster can reform with any more love in his heart.
Scomo's Holy War advocates freedom to practice religion.(Unconditionally!)
(pause) Who else is smelling another 'Izzy' (Higher Power prisoner exemption).
Prison security breach buys immediate extra time on sentence. (It's gone quiet!)
'Vic 'MAP' labelled sacrilegious for denying martyr the right to brainwash sheep?'
Pell plays his... [ 'Get outta Jail free card' ] Lock up your sons...."The Resurrection"
well that was some deep dark shit.
I knew of most of those stories but haven't seen them put together like that. Scary stuff. some excellent journalism, aside from a paragragh or two...
From that article above...
"As the philosopher Slavoj Zizek points out in his book Trouble in Paradise, conservatism generates a “protective bubble” around the individual from capitalism. The constant invitations to a nihilistic lifestyle of empty materialism can be rebuffed by holding fast to a set of religious values, which offer a fuller, more optimistic conception for the point of existence. And the inherently isolating way capitalism tears apart social bonds is similarly inured by clinging to traditional modes of behavior."
Allied to the rise and appeal of fundamentalist Islam as a bulwark of sorts against consumer capitalism?
The surfing community has always been at the forefront of politics. ALWAYS.
Such a shame the owners here have "PC'd out
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nice nostalgic thread...
Glenelg vs Sturt SANFL grand final today, if yr bored.
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"Dismantle The Censorship-Industrial Complex: The Westminster Declaration
We write as journalists, artists, authors, activists, technologists, and academics to warn of increasing international censorship that threatens to erode centuries-old democratic norms.
Coming from the left, right, and centre, we are united by our commitment to universal human rights and freedom of speech, and we are all deeply concerned about attempts to label protected speech as ‘misinformation,’ ‘disinformation,’ and other ill-defined terms.
This abuse of these terms has resulted in the censorship of ordinary people, journalists, and dissidents in countries all over the world.
Such interference with the right to free speech suppresses valid discussion about matters of urgent public interest, and undermines the foundational principles of representative democracy.
Across the globe, government actors, social media companies, universities, and NGOs are increasingly working to monitor citizens and rob them of their voices. These large-scale coordinated efforts are sometimes referred to as the ‘Censorship-Industrial Complex.’
This complex often operates through direct government policies. Authorities in India and Turkey have seized the power to remove political content from social media. The legislature in Germany and the Supreme Court in Brazil are criminalising political speech. In other countries, measures such as Ireland’s ‘Hate Speech’ Bill, Scotland’s Hate Crime Act, the UK’s Online Safety Bill, and Australia’s ‘Misinformation’ Bill threaten to severely restrict expression and create a chilling effect.
But the Censorship Industrial Complex operates through more subtle methods. These include visibility filtering, labelling, and manipulation of search engine results. Through deplatforming and flagging, social media censors have already silenced lawful opinions on topics of national and geopolitical importance. They have done so with the full support of ‘disinformation experts’ and ‘fact-checkers’ in the mainstream media, who have abandoned the journalistic values of debate and intellectual inquiry.
We do not want our children to grow up in a world where they live in fear of speaking their minds. We want them to grow up in a world where their ideas can be expressed, explored and debated openly – a world that the founders of our democracies envisioned when they enshrined free speech into our laws and constitutions..."
what a list!
I'd rather be assiciated that list... than factlessdalecoopershateredbossomwhitemanscream's hit listers...
Censorship-industrial complex, that’s a good one.
And that’s exactly what it is. We’re now moving head first into the censorship wars in which individual “fact checking” services are being set up but are aligned with one side of politics (like our ABC):
.@elonmusk is right. NewsGuard’s entire existence is a scam.They can call themselves an ‘alternative to government censorship’ all they want, but their record is proof that they’re nothing more than the outsourcing of it on behalf of the Left. https://t.co/huwgbvxzBk— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) October 20, 2023
.@elonmusk is right. NewsGuard’s entire existence is a scam.They can call themselves an ‘alternative to government censorship’ all they want, but their record is proof that they’re nothing more than the outsourcing of it on behalf of the Left. https://t.co/huwgbvxzBk
did leigh sales just join gsco's 'far right rabbit hole' vanlyfe tour?
or is 'reality' just getting too hard to ignore?
Yep, Aunty ABC joined the JWs (Journahovas Witnesses) a few years ago.
You. MUST believe otherwise you will fall into the hellish abys of disinformation.