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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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sypkan commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 11:38pm

"... things we're going to be unraveling for a long time."

terrifying...

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 at 9:10pm

Occys son surfs alright.

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Blowin commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 11:22am
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AndyM commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 1:58pm

Sounds alright to me Blowin.
We need sweeping generational change - this current government and system is rotten to the core.

"Brendan Nelson takes job with Boeing, weeks after stepping down as head of Australian War Memorial"

How blatant is this?

From Anna Bligh to Bob Carr, Christopher Pyne, Andrew Robb ($880k p.a.!,), Julie Bishop and now Brendan Nelson, plus all the rest.

Again, politics has almost nothing to do with serving the people.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/20/brendan-nelson-ta...

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 2:35pm

This might be of interest to Freeride, Gra, Stu.

California is changing it's IR laws and requiring companies to put freelancers/independent contractors on the books as full time employees.

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/californias-anti-self-employm...

My undergrad knowledge of IR seems to reveal they are moving to more like an Australian award based system. ie if you manage a hotel, are on level 5, you get paid 'X'.

Freelancers aren't happy. There's also a restriction on how many pieces you can pitch each organisation each year. They are losing work to rivals not based in CA. Truckers are emigrating.

Anyway, it seems another chapter of 'life mimics Atlas Shrugged'.

Would Swellnet's overseas surf-website competition be CA based, by any chance?

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A Salty Dog commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 4:45pm

Politicians should not be permitted to access their extremely generous taxpayer funded super if they continue in paid employment after retiring from parliament, or losing their seat for that matter.

Make 'em wait until they reach the age of 70.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 5:28pm

Andy & Salty,

Do you remember Bruce Billson former Liberal Party member for the electorate Dunkley in Victoria and former minister for small business in the Abbott and Turnbull governments?

Bruce left parliament in 2016 but had two jobs for the last 6 months of his parliamentary career. One as Minister for Small Business and the other (undeclared) as a paid Small Business lobbyist.

Fancy not having an understanding of what conflict of interest means after a decade in parliament. Both Minister and paid lobbyist for Small Business!!

Parliament investigated this little scam and the LNP dominated house only censured him .... Federal ICAC please.

.......... I have had the pleasure of reminding the bloated pig about his little conflict of interest thingie when he was pressing the flesh at the last election. His smirk left his fat fucking face very quickly before his minders got involved and he was scuttled off as quickly as his little trotters could carry him.

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I focus commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 5:37pm

Nice work GS

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AndyM commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 6:24pm

Well done GS, these fuckers should be heckled at every opportunity.

I think I'd most like to give a spray to Howard and Morrison.

There's an idea - a website which lists all politicians who have either done illegal or immoral acts.

Listed in bullet-point form, ready to be used as mockery and abuse.

Organised by State, and under local, state or federal government.

The site would also sent alerts when someone on the list is going to be in your vicinity so you can get the word out and mobilise.

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A Salty Dog commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 6:29pm

Hi GS,

I had met Billson twice while he was an MP, but well before his move to the FCA.

Unfortunately I was at work on both occasions so I couldn’t tell him what I actually thought of him.

As my local member I had written to him twice seeking assistance but nothing came of it. Typical.

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freeride76 commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 6:29pm

I just found out Anna Bligh, former premier of QLD who transitioned to the CEO of the Australian Banking Commission (one of the main lobby groups opposing the banking RC) is going to be in town.

I think a heckle is in order.

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Fliplid commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 6:40pm

The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race

Gough Whitlam

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AndyM commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 6:41pm

I’m in.
When and where?
Research is in order.

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freeride76 commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 7:18pm

not sure Andy, heard it on the radio. paradise FM.

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AndyM commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 7:33pm

At the RSL Wednesday 29th.

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Blowin commented Monday, 20 Jan 2020 at 9:48pm

And here is where it gets weird. A lot of institutions will start revealing their motives in the near future.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/20/climate-refugees-cant-be-r...

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 at 9:36am

There was a time a worked in Spring St and I often walked in the Fitzroy Gardens across the road at lunch time. One day while in the gardens I looked up to see John Howard power walking with his security guards in tow. It was around the time of the Tampa and kids overboard lies. Anyway, as he made his way up the path he was shaking peoples hands, he was less than 30 feet from me when we made eye contact and without any prior thought I shook my head and told him to piss off. He quickly darted off. The next day I spotted him again walking down Collins St just near the Melbourne Club, arguably Australia’s toffiest private club. This time he was closely surrounded by his security goons.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 at 2:12pm

And yet if the ALP read this report correctly, they’d come out saying that half of Australia is racist.

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/01/half-of-aussies-worried-about-m...

Irony of the year going to India whereby 80 percent of wage earners are concerned that immigration into their country jeopardises their chance of employment .....classic.

Even the Chinese voted at 56 percent....Maybe they polled the employees at Sydney Airport ?

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A Salty Dog commented Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 at 5:46pm

Sorting fact from bullshit on the bushfires etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0x46-enxsA

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Westofthelake commented Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 at 7:16pm

Bloody unreal, really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing ASD.

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shoredump commented Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 at 9:31pm

Boom!

+ the SSW....

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Balance commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 7:53am

Nice video. Worth sending out to any of the Flat Earth Society members...with a slightly open mind. Let's be honest...not many on either side of this debate...or any debate really...have one of those

And back to politics...this sports Rorts mini scandal sure has a nasty stink to it...now it turns out she handed out money to her own sports shooting club

Call me a lefty all you like...I wear it like a badge of honour

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A Salty Dog commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 9:55am

Potholer54 is Peter Hadfield a journalist and geologist. He has a huge number of videos on YouTube on a variety of subjects, not just Climate Change, and all worth a look.

As for Bridget: I think it's time she resigned.

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 11:32am

Thoughts and prayers and rorts...

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 12:05pm

IP, the destructive zombie that just will not die...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/21/hillary-clinton-be...

a zombie that eats the left for breakfast, only to come back and do it all tomorrow

again and again...

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 12:00pm

hilary on bernie...

"nobody likes him"

this woman has the self awareness of a brick

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 12:03pm

bridget has got to go

a proud leftard (once...)

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 3:32pm

Hey Blowin, that link with Aussies concerned for their jobs, the comments noted a difference between the values/ideas of the inner city ALP safe seat reps and the values/ideas of the working class they are supposed to represent. As did election results here and in the UK. Imagine my surprise that this difference in views/values actually goes waaay back (this one's a biggie):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9oqgQ16qc8

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Balance commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 3:41pm

Sypkan, Hey buddy...sorry for the likely dumb question...what does IP stand for?

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Balance commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 3:38pm

That woman ..spectacularly lost a popularity contest to the Don...hardly an authority worthy of commenting on the popularity, or lack thereof, of anyone

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Balance commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 3:40pm

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 6:01pm

I was actually avoiding writing that balance, as some of it's adherents on here get a bit testy when you do write it...

but since you asked, I was referring to...

I-dent-it-i politics

you know that once well meaning inclination to call out racism and sexism that has turned into a full blown obsession

fetishised by academia, bastardised by feminazi's, corrupted by politicians, and mass distributed by a legion of zombies..

and now pretty much excusively used to get people sacked and bring down your political opponents

it's literally all the neo-liberal left have left to peddle....

hilary and co. ain't giving it up anytme soon

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Balance commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 6:11pm

It seemed a very well rehearsed and coordinated plan...she made those statements at the very same time as Elizabeth Warren staged that little drama...right in the middle of Hollywood's awards season too...not too subtle

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vascectomy-blot... commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 6:50pm

ID politics is used by the left?? What the hell do you think Trump, the republicans are trading on??? What do you think brexit is?

What kind of politics was it when Abbott knighted Prince Phillip? Or when Morrison talks about "the quiet Australians", you know, the real (white) Australians?

What do you tihnk Howard was doing when he played to his battlers? What was the white australia policy based on?

It is the playbook of politics and pretending it's new or doesn't get used across the board is absurd. In the anglosphere the right are generally just better at exploiting it than the left, hence brexit, trump, abbott, morrison etc.

But yeah, it's the lefty feminists wot did it.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 7:14pm

"the quiet Australians or real Australians" are far from white, they are the most multicultural group you will find, every race, ethnicity, religion, skin colour.

Just look at Western sydney as the perfect example, these are the true quiet Australians you don't hear anything from them until it's time to vote, generally too busy working and living, then bang their vote is what can help change an election result.

It's probably even fair to say many ethic communities originally from overseas are more likely to be conservative voters as they generally come from more conservative type backgrounds, and many of these ethnic groups are not white. (god i hate that word)

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Terminal commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 7:31pm

I suspect potholer54 is an "unemployed" journalist unfortunately. The Dark Lord sitting on his dark throne would never employ a mouth that does actual research on topics, crirically evaluates information, assembles evidence logically and reports facts....

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sypkan commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 10:39pm

trump is trading in a backlash to ip, and that's pretty much it

brexit is about people of all colours, having their position on a shitty ladder being sold from beneath them, to the benefit of russian mafia millionaires, ...and a worn out shitty EU agenda...

punce phillip ...I don't know what that's about, but ip is pretty low on the scale of contributing factors

the 'quiet australians' are a colourful bunch, so nah, not even close...

but you're right about the right adopting ip, and that's what hurts the most....

it sux when someone beats you at your own game...

it's actually not "all the lefty feminists wot did it", ....just the ones that drank too much kool-aid, ask camilla paglia if you don't believe me, pretty sure she still identifies as 'lefty feminist'...

...oh yeh, I forgot, 'white australia policy' pretty sure that was labor's little brainchild...

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vascectomy-blot... commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 9:37pm

you lot can't think past your own nose. what do you think the american civil war was about if not white identity and the inherent right of the white people to own others. that's identity politics. what about apartheid south africa where the identity of people entrenched their rights. that couldn't be identity politics, no way. that was about something other than the persons identity.

more recently people identified struggle and how it affects different groups of society differnetly but conservatives have been milking that cow for centuries. blieve what you want i really dont care but youre naive to think its a lefty thing and a recent hting.

and trump is trading on backlash to ip and that's it? What the fuck are you talking about. hey america i'll get your jobs back from the mexicans who are stealing them and selling you drugs back. no thats not identity poilitics. that's a backlash against the femmoes and the gays. hes not setting up an identity of the white people in america...and the republicans never embraced white nationalism before..no course not...the lefties started it.

hilarious.

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sypkan commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 12:39am

interesting you go back hundreds of years to make your point, but yes, it's a form of identity politics

all politics is - and was - well before the accepted contemporary manifestation of ip.

a manifestation that scholars, left and right, accept as a recent one, and a lefty one - so it's you, who can, "... blieve what you want'

trump capitalised on a heap of people being...

"...sick and tired of hearing about other people's bathrooms" (b. sanders) ...sick to death of hearing about it, but definitely not allowed to talk about it, because of...

and the jobs that had been leaving the US for decades, (b. sanders) ...but you weren't allowed to talk about that either, because of...

china cheating every rule in the 'free trade' play book, but not to be talked about, because of...

china human rights abuses, ssshhhhh!!

high immigration - undermining wages and living standards, not allowed to talk about it, because of...

illegal immigration, repackaged a nice benign 'undocumented migrants', ...no negotiations to be entered into, because of...

your presidential candidate is a deplorable power hungry warhawk, corrupted beyond belief... "you're sexist!"... because of...

there's a whole heap of stuff you weren't allowed to talk about, because of...

and people said .. enough is enough, your version of reality is more warped than the republicans (that's some serious warping) so fuck you neo-liberal democunts...

it's you that's hilarious my little pesky vasectomy - not really a big picture guy are you...

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vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 11:32am

the point of going back hundreds of years syphkan is to show how politics on the basis of identity is as old as the hills and did not at all come from the left or the femmoes etc. It was the MO of oppressors since time began.

it's only become a bogyeman and something to blame on the lefty femmo academics since the oppressed started to highlight the consistent identity of the oppressed.

the recent bleating from conservatives and the right about identity politics is about when the oppressed start saying, hey you know what? we noticed that the oppressed ones in our society tend to have a similar identity, might be women might be Indigenous people, whatever. ANd now apparently thats a problem.

the right have used identity politics when it suits them, for centuries. now its a problem because their arseholery is being shown to them adn they don't like it.

so trump is winning because of the backlash against victims of oppression standing up and saying, hey we noticed we seem to be oppressed because of our identity. liek that was somehow a bad thing that oppressed people should ask for equal treatment.

if the right are upset that oppressed minorities are pointing out the systematic nature of their oppression and the inquality of the opportunities available to them, then fuck the right and all those who stand in favour of them.

the right oppressed based on identity for centuries and now are complaining about those minorities highlgihting that and responding to improve their own lot. the right can get fucked.

you wanna talk about big pictures adn yr looking at the last american election? that is pretty funny.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 3:42pm

I think this video sums up things pretty good

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 4:26pm
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freeride76 commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 4:37pm

what happened?

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 4:43pm

Maurice Cole third cancer diagnosis. And bad.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 4:51pm

bugger. thats really terrible news.

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Craig commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 4:58pm

Ah bummer :(

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vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 5:37pm

damn.

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sypkan commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 7:24pm

"you wanna talk about big pictures adn yr looking at the last american election? that is pretty funny."

Errrmmm I'm talking about the last american election because that's what we were talking about, ...the election of trump, and how a backlash to ip and it's enabler pc, got trump elected...

then you go cherry picking the last few hundred years

if you cannot see that overzealous pc-ness disallowing people to talk about pretty key issues for a new century contributed to the election of trump, then there's nothing I can do here to convince you otherwise...

it's not about 'femmoes' or 'bashing gays' or the left wing, or whatever, it's about a particular radical cohort of these groups that have developed a very (wrong) righteous view of the world where they are self appointed to dictate what is said and who is allowed to say it

to use their language, this has become a little 'problematic' for the wider good

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sypkan commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 7:27pm

sorry to drop that in there, terrible news about maurice

love your contributions on here, best of wishes to you

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zenagain commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 7:32pm

x2.

All the best Maurice.

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