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Shatner'sBassoon started the topic in Friday, 6 Nov 2015 at 7:48pm

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 6 Nov 2015 at 7:56pm
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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 9 Nov 2015 at 7:18pm

Two years ago, before he was PM, Abbott made this speech at the IPAs 70th birthday celebratory dinner. The MC was Bolt. Another speaker was Rupert Murdoch. Also in attendance were Gina, Cardinal Pell, and most of the LNP front bench. It was a real plutocrat's picnic.

The actual speech used to be on Abbott's Liberal homepage. It was removed. It makes for sobering reading, especially the Christian stuff. Well may we laugh at Ben Carson in the US right now, but this guy Abbott was actually OUR PM!

https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/plutocrats-pu...

here is the IPAs to-do list for Tones and the gang:

https://ipa.org.au/publications/2080/be-like-gough-75-radical-ideas-to-t...

How much of the list has the LNP worked through? It's a shocker! And now with Malcolm on the shit-shovel, how much more is to come?

http://theaimn.com/when-you-wish-upon-a-star/

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floyd commented Monday, 9 Nov 2015 at 4:21pm

SB what know how the IPA and other lobby groups kill democracy have a read of this .....

http://www.amazon.com/Supercapitalism-Transformation-Business-Democracy-...

sobering reading,

of course we need to standby, tonesbarber thinks there is nothing wrong with lobbyists

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 9 Nov 2015 at 7:09pm

I've been listening to a lot of Jello Biafra's spoken word stuff lately...mostly from the 90s. A lot of it is from around the time the original free trade agreement between Canada, the US, and Mexico (NAFTA) was implemented, as well as GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade), and the birth of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Listening to, first, the concerns and then the realities of these 'free trade' farragoes and their impacts in the US, is a huge dose of wake-the-fuck-up in regards to our very own LNPs treaty work of late with China (CHAFTA) and others, and especially the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).

Here's a look back at some NAFTA impact:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-wallach/nafta-at-20-one-million-u_b_4...

Elizabeth = Detroit, anyone?

And now there's the written-for-corporations-by-corporations TPP:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-06/tienhaara-ttp-investment/6918810

Floyd, amazing timing re: lobby groups. How's this??

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/the-institute-with...

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 at 5:59pm

Adelaide lobbyist, and known right ol' Tory twat, Ian Smith.

http://www.thepowerindex.com.au/lobbyists/ian-smith (check the others on the list too!)

And he's married to Natasha Stott Despoja?!

Maybe it's just me, but I don't get how diametrically opposed political types literally get into bed together.

What do they talk about round the dinner table? Anything but 'work' obviously!?

It makes me doubt their political authenticity...it's all just a game? Really?

Having the skinny on Stott Despoja pre-Democrats (Adelaide's one/two degrees of separation!), maybe this doesn't surprise so much.

Hmmm, but, as another example, what's Kate Ellis, Labor MP, doing married to this chancer?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Penberthy

Just another Adelaide Uni alumnus, ex-Marxist, punk singer (I used to enjoy his band), and student comrade of fellow traveller Annabel Crabb (another one of THEM!), turned Daily Terror-graph editor, The Punch boss, and all-round trained Murdoch walrus.

Check his 'work' here (good site by the way...personal bias withstanding):

http://loonpond.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/david-penberthy-murdoch-empire-p...

These 'game-players' are a real drag, man...attempting to drag us all into their turgid miasmic pool of cynical me-ism.

Fuck 'em (figuratively!). Don't let the bastards/bitches grind yer down.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 at 1:08pm

maximum the hormone!

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 at 7:51pm

a couple of real 'true believers'...one then, one now

Jimmy Reid

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/a_working_class_hero_is_something_to_...

Joey 'Shithead' Keithley

https://www.gofundme.com/joe-keithley-green

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 at 7:24pm

Turnbull's first big senate defeat? OMFG, can Captain Internet's magic shield for big tax avoiders actually be penetrated?

http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2015/11/senate-rejects-turnbulls-multina...

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/nov/12/protecting-tax-pri...

TPP exposed...again. FFS, Arthur Sinodinos?! How's that crook even still around?

https://newmatilda.com/2015/11/12/tpp-turnbull-government-cant-confirm-i...

Fuggit.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 10 Mar 2016 at 4:37pm

A review of a fucking book by a close 'friend' of Sheepster's favourite scientist Tim Flannery!

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talkingturkey commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 at 5:43pm

Don Fucking Lane! Always hated that cunt. As for this book, she's a tourist. Poor little rich girl. Reminds me of that bird in the Pulp song Common People: "If you called, your Daddy could stop it all."

Reaping the rewards now and raping the Flannery.

Read this book ya bassoon:

Hammered : memoir of an addict / by G. N. Braun.

Anti bourgeois-angsty.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 at 5:42pm

Funny enough, I have read it. Gritty and unaffected it is too. Have a taste of this one, or go cold turkey!

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 at 12:47pm

More smack talk? Mate, is your Shatner's Bassoon misfiring? Need some Cake? (That Brasseye is some funny shit BTW)

Never trust a smackie.

Fleet is a funny cunt and a fucking prick.

Now if we're talking Aussie comedians, I reckon Lawrence Mooney is the man. I saw him this year, with Fleet and Wil Anderson doing some kind of ad-lib theatre sports type of shit, and Mooney owned them, the stage, the whole ball of wax.

Actually, Anderson was fucking shithouse. Fleet had a crack. Mooney had us in tears.

Anyway, get off the drugs, buddy.

Oh yeah, Fred Negro is a funny bugger too. For a Collingwood supporter.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 at 11:59am

strap yourself in, fella

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 at 3:54pm

it's christmas time...there's no need to be afraid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4CtXcjib4o

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 at 7:45pm

When I was a grommet, this grommet represented everything Seppo to me that was summed up in Occy's infamous "We've got to stop these American wankers". Him and Archy were pumped up as the next big things to take on the young guns, the Luke Egans and Nicky Woods', of Australia. He even looked like a weirdo with his fluoro white bowl head.

And now he's dead at 45 from a heart attack. Poor bugger. RIP David Eggers

http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/eos-blog/rip-david-eggers-1970-2015/

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crustt commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 at 3:58am

When I was a grommet, this grommet represented everything Seppo to me that was summed up in Occy's infamous "We've got to stop these American wankers"

That was quite a classic, but very little of it was true. Probably Occy's introduction to being manipulated by the media.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 at 11:34am

That Surfing World issue with the infamous quote was amongst the first ones I ever bought. New Blood! Young Occ & his mate Dog. The clobber they had on! Derek Hynd's crypticisms.

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 at 1:44pm

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 at 5:04pm

Sheepster, good one. I said above I'd been listening to a lot of Jello Biafra's spoken word lately. This is one of his repeated topics. The Prison-Industrial Complex.

http://theobamacrat.com/2012/02/10/the-prison-industrial-complex/

He also made this more recently.

This is ethnic cleansing
American Style
More people in Jail
Than any country's ever tried

The more our prisons
Are privately owned
The more the Prison-Industrial Complex grows

They need more bodies
To cram in more cells
So they finance campaigns
For more 3 strikes laws

Three Strikes
You're out!

FUCKEN SHAMEFUL. Now, as for Australia's indigenous incarceration, erm...

https://theconversation.com/unfinished-business-reducing-indigenous-inca...

http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/law/aboriginal-prison-...

Aboriginal people represent only 3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australia’s prison population are Aboriginal.

FUCKEN SHAMEFUL.

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 at 7:21pm

Shats.. I had the pleasure of meeting Jello in person, 1994ish, Adelaide Uni just briefly..... 3 or 4 minute chat after his gig..... I was speaking to him about "privatization". Privatizing water was the big talk in Adelaide at the time..... One little sentence stuck with me, when I asked him for his opinion.... He looked at me and simply said..... "Feel the monkey wrench tighten"....... ;)

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 at 7:37pm

Quiz time. Who are these two long-hairs (circa 1977)?

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 20 Nov 2015 at 3:18pm

Well, the bloke with the two cans of Bud is Joey Ramone. The other guy? Looks like my old high school maintenance bloke. Pot smoker/supplier and owner of a fully-worked Statesman.

Who knows how to search google images with an image?

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braudulio commented Friday, 20 Nov 2015 at 3:46pm

talkingturkey wrote: Well, the bloke with the two cans of Bud is Joey Ramone. The other guy? Looks like my old high school maintenance bloke. Pot smoker/supplier and owner of a fully-worked Statesman.

Who knows how to search google images with an image?

Jello was your high school maintenance bloke?! Cool! Try right-click in chrome.

‘IF YOU UNDERSTAND, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, THINGS ARE JUST AS THEY ARE.’

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 20 Nov 2015 at 4:37pm

Well, suck me dry and call me dusty! It's Jello Biafra as a speccy hippy stoner! Classic! Time for a frothie.

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 20 Nov 2015 at 4:51pm

Hey turks'..... Lay off the piss mate...... Ya' gettin' too old for daytime liver abuse... ;)

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 23 Nov 2015 at 7:43pm

Andrew Elder writes about corporate broadcast media and how shit they are in reporting on politics. Especially in the Canberra press gallery. He used to be a Liberal politician. A real insider. He knows his onions. And he can write!

"Rudd and Abbott were never good enough to become Prime Minister. Australians are badly informed by broadcast media. This blog searches for ways to get information on how we are governed, and how we might be governed."

It is called PRESS GALLERY REFORM.

http://andrewelder.blogspot.com.au/

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 at 5:35pm
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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 12:45pm

it's christmas time...there's no need to be afraid

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 1:29pm

Shatner'sBassoon wrote: it's christmas time...there's no need to be afraid

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 1:33pm

Being the "right onto it" sorta guy you are, shat's, I'd say you've seen this..... But on the off chance you haven't, this guy is fucking dangerous;

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 5:31pm

The Donald is pretty much a pure media construct. No previous party political involvement with the Republicans at any level, really. No grunt work or being part of the machine/team. It's part of his appeal. He ain't one of THEM. The 'established' political classes.

I find it interesting that he's using this 'outsider' status (which is pretty ridiculous) to out-fox Fox News...and Murdoch....at the moment. He's making them look like the 'establishment' he rails against, and that's attracting his audience and supporters, and thus INFLUENCE, away from Rupe. How much longer will this dumb-ass right-wing cluster-fuck go on?

It's early days...still. We all know how Rupe likes to paint himself in the power-broking stakes. Will he jump on board the Trump crazy-train? Or do everything in his evil powers to derail it?

Is this where Australia is heading, politically??

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he has got celebrity endorsement too.

http://www.trendingninjas.com/112-ted-nugent/132/1414/17547/?utm_source=...

beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here.

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 at 12:20pm

Just in - terrorist attack in the USA!!!!! Oh, hang on.... He's not a muslim.... Just a hardcore christian.... Move on, nothing to get outraged about here.....

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/27/colorado-springs-shooting...

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floyd commented Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 at 12:27pm

So true sheepy

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talkingturkey commented Monday, 30 Nov 2015 at 7:28pm

Shatner'sBassoon wrote: The Donald is pretty much a pure media construct. No previous party political involvement with the Republicans at any level, really. No grunt work or being part of the machine/team. It's part of his appeal. He ain't one of THEM. The 'established' political classes.

I find it interesting that he's using this 'outsider' status (which is pretty ridiculous) to out-fox Fox News...and Murdoch....at the moment. He's making them look like the 'establishment' he rails against, and that's attracting his audience and supporters, and thus INFLUENCE, away from Rupe. How much longer will this dumb-ass right-wing cluster-fuck go on?

It's early days...still. We all know how Rupe likes to paint himself in the power-broking stakes. Will he jump on board the Trump crazy-train? Or do everything in his evil powers to derail it?

Is this where Australia is heading, politically??

shiver

he has got celebrity endorsement too.

http://www.trendingninjas.com/112-ted-nugent/132/1414/17547/?utm_source=...

beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here.

Another one that slipped past to the keeper

Hildebrand is a special type of cunt too.

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 30 Nov 2015 at 8:13pm
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Shatner'sBassoon commented Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 at 12:04pm

I don't want to make this thread a Jello Biafra love-in, but man, he was/is across everything! Waaaaay back too. The Posse Comitatus! The Aryan Nations!

About the shooter in Colorado...Mad 'lone wolf' or 'sovereign citizen' erm, freedom fighter?

A brief background from the last time there was a shooting and murder regarding abortion clinics:

http://www.alternet.org/story/140458/a_brief_history_of_the_radical%2C_v...

In Oz, what numpties we got? The Australian Christian Lobby? The United Patriots Front? Reclaim Australia uniting the two?

Fundamentalists of all flavours, hey? As has been said (about ISIL), what they bringing to the party? No FUN... but plenty of DA MENTAL.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 at 6:20pm

fuck that troglodyte Trump...here's some real 'celebrity endorsement':

https://www.punknews.org/article/59479/jello-biafra-wayne-kramer-mike-wa...

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 at 12:45pm

the Brough muppet show.

why did Turdstill put this clown on his front bench as the minister responsible for Government Integrity?!

helluva 'captain's pick', Malcolm.

https://newmatilda.com/2015/02/01/10-reasons-why-mal-brough-will-never-b...

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Sheepdog commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 at 12:44pm

With privately owned media now basically working as the propaganda arm for vested interests, you'd hardly know this huge anti war rally in London even happened.... Heard all about the vote to bomb Syria, but didn't see too much of this being covered - quite a turn out....;

http://www.neonnettle.com/news/1488-why-the-don-t-bomb-syria-protest-may...

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 7 Dec 2015 at 5:02pm

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 18 Dec 2015 at 2:23pm

I don't want to be overly pedantic...no, fuck it. The "loosers" thing really shits me. It's happening everywhere! If anything can get me ranting, and losing my "freeking mind", it's that.

It's my 'white whale'. That is all.

Though I agree Sheepster, with the media 'non-event' that was the rally in London. Remember the blanket coverage of the anti-Abbott 'March in March' in Australia last year? Yeah, nah. There were 50000+ in Melbourne alone!

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 at 7:52pm
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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 at 11:29am

Went to woolies in our country town to buy a couple of steaks last night.. I'd go to the butchers, but both have closed their doors, one before we moved here, and one only a few weeks ago...... I stood at the meat cabinet..... $28.99 a fucking kilo for chewy rump...... Over $40.00 a kilo for a decent cut........ What the FUCK is going on??? Let me guess..... GLOBAL WARMING induced drought right???? Absolute bullshit!!!! Supply is not a problem....

"Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) says it is expecting the annual cattle slaughter for 2015 to hit an unprecedented high, in line with the record figures experienced over the past three years.
“This will be the third consecutive year of cattle slaughter exceeding eight million head, something that’s never been seen before. As a result, beef production is estimated to reach 2.46 million tonnes cwt – which will be the second highest volume ever,” said Ben Thomas, Manager of Market Information for MLA."
Complete article;
http://ausfoodnews.com.au/2015/11/16/australian-domestic-meat-prices-con...

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 14 Dec 2015 at 2:44pm

another new years resolution.

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talkingturkey commented Monday, 14 Dec 2015 at 3:35pm

Hmmm, I wonder how a bunch of pensioners will go these days. Not going quite as far back, for all South Aussies, check this doco. A bit cheeseball, but there are some good old heads in here.

Keep watching for all three parts. About 25 mins in all.

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stunet commented Monday, 14 Dec 2015 at 4:52pm

Exploding White Mice, eh?

Always dug the pic on the back of Nest Of Vipers. Mid coast, I presume.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 14 Dec 2015 at 5:47pm

Great album. And it's got to be the Mid. Quite a pack too. But where exactly? Triggs or Seaford?

That doco is cool too. The premise is a bit naff, but it's a full memory lane gig. How's the Coopers t-shirts?

Now for something sama sama but completely different. Another Salada...look at it with the sound down if need be...but where is it?

Gull rock area?

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 18 Dec 2015 at 1:36pm

Check this, fellow taxpayers. GST hike, anyone?

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/datablog/ng-interactive/2015/d...

Who are some of these ZERO PAYING corpos?

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udo commented Friday, 18 Dec 2015 at 1:52pm

Shatner ,Witton bluff and Gulls rock - Maslins ?

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Craig commented Friday, 18 Dec 2015 at 1:59pm

Don't think it's Witton Bluff, but def Gulls and maybe some Waits Point thrown in there?

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