Lies, stuff ups, broken promises and international embarrassment… What’s not to like?

Lies, stuff ups, broken promises and international embarrassment… What’s not to like?

WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?

WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?

So, News Poll and Nielsen are at it again.   😯

Isn’t it amazing that just as things start to look really bad for the Abbott and his mendacious mob, along come The Murdoch and Fairfax polls telling us that Abbott’s alleged government is doing just fine!   😉

The question is; “What, if anything, has changed to make the losses in the Morgan and other pollsters, polls, reverse for this latest round?”

The thing is that they are telling us that there has been a 4% swing to the LNP, and a corresponding swing against the ALP in the last few weeks.   And in that time we have seen;

  • The start of parliament for the year, with Abbott and other LNP MP’s misleadingBronny1 parliament which, for politicians, should be a sackable offence (even for a PM!), but along with the lying LNP is the worst speaker this country has ever seen, who is more than happy to continue to trash any credibility the office of speaker has left.
  • More broken promises.
  • More lies.
  • More obfuscation.
  • More secrecy.
  • More extreme weather events around the world, reconfirming in the minds of all, but the LNP and their CC denier mates, that Climate Change is not only a clear and present danger, but is on a par with terrorism, as the two biggest threats that the world faces, which means even more embarrassment for Australia.   😦
  • A further eroding of relations with our biggest neighbour.
  • More world wide recognition of the fact that we have a complete “KNOB” running the joint, still fully supported by the biggest bunch of “Born to rule” incompetents, and the majority of the Australian MSM.   👿

That’s just a small snapshot of the problems and issues, that have plagued this incompetent, unrepresentative and just plain BAD government.

Now many commentators are concentrating their focus on Abbott’s union bashing and Shorten’s fall in support as the main reason, ignoring the fact that Abbott’s approval also dropped 4%.

And far be it for me to cast aspersions on at least that part of these esteemed   😉  commentators assertions, but when taking a cursory glance at the last five months, and in particular, since parliament first sat (in Dec), it would be damned near impossible for them to find any other valid reasons for more people choosing to support this alleged government.

Yes, there are the rednecks, but other than new ones that couldn’t previously vote, IMHO there would be very few that are still swinging voters, having already declared their hands for Abbott and his gung-ho  AS policy (?).

I also wonder how many of those “Swinging” voters live, or have family, in Victoria or SA, who will be directly or indirectly affected by the loss of Holden and Toyota, and associated industries?

Even taking into account the union bashing and the ALP leadership, these two latest polls lead us directly to the conclusion that for at least some Australian’s, their attitude is:

Lies, stuff ups, broken promises and international embarrassment… What’s not to like?

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Just as an aside, it was interesting this morning to see some farmers (?) crediting Abbott with bringing rain to the outback… 😯   what they don’t realise is that it wasn’t really rain, but the collective tears of those of us who love this country, and know what its future faces under Abbott’s tenure, that follows him everywhere.   😦

 

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64 Responses to Lies, stuff ups, broken promises and international embarrassment… What’s not to like?

  1. bighead1883 says:

    I`ll tell you what has changed Truthy and that is Boring Bill has come out and proven what a handicap he is.
    He was nominated for events in Sept,Oct,Nov and Dec and his trainers scratched him without an excuse other than he was spelled to a paddock for Dec and Jan.
    But hey has was nominated for running in Jan and in mid Feb and he finally fronts the starters gate and as usual bungled the start. 😡
    Meanwhile the real government News Ltd is running a fine front running race with their entire Abbott winning every one horse race he enters 😡 .
    Pass me the hammer 😦

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Biggy, yes mate, I’m certainly not ignoring the Shorten factor, in fact I’m thinking of covering Shorten in another post in the not too distance future. 😯

      This was just a quick, frustration and pain inspired reaction to the the latest round of polls, and the approach that the MSM have taken to it, ignoring the “Elephant in the room… 😡

      Cheers 😀

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  2. Ricky Pann says:

    Its like the bad soap that just keeps giving..everyday A new twist…scarier than the day before

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Ricky, welcome and thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes mate, except even they couldn’t write this shit, and make it believable 😯

      I have to say that you are dead right, but at least with a bad soap, you can change the channel, whereas this mob is our reality, and that makes it scarier and scarier. 😦

      Cheers 😀

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  3. Nick says:

    Ive no problem with boring Bill, means he is normal and level headed, not a show pony media tart like Kevin Rudd and now Tony Abbott. Last thing the ALP needs is a media tart, look what happen last time.

    Fact is Gillard was the last normal person we have had as PM, but she was crucified by the MSM as we know.

    I have come to the conclusion until the current MSM goes in the bin we will not get a decent PM, whether we got Albo or Shorten as OL it wouldn’t matter, as they always back the biggest twat who is always willing to show pony infront of the camera, but in reality this shows how insecure they really are, which ultimately really is unsuitable for leadership roles.

    So for now we got a massive twat stuffing up our future and embarrassing us overseas whilst our MSM backs him unquestionably.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Nick, thanks for your comment 😎

      As I have said in a number of earlier posts, the main problem with Shorten is his baggage, which they (the LNP and the MSM) are already tying to use against him, and will undoubtedly become a millstone around the necks of the ALP, as the next election looms, whereas Albo is considered a “Clean Skin”, and well respected across the party.

      I agree about Gillard, and also that the current iteration of the MSM, must go, as they are complicit to the point of treason IMHO, and Murdoch first. 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • Nick says:

        I presume you mean the Union link and the royal commission as baggage, well we will have to see how that turns out, I suspect there won’t be much to come out of it, expecially if it starts linking high profile business figures.
        I have no doubt if Albo was OL the MSM would have found something to kick him with or they would just ignore him as much as possible.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Nick, there is also the issue of his role in the demise of Rudd, and support for Gillard, then his stabbing Gillard in the back to help reinstate Rudd, then back room deals to secure the leadership , despite 60% of the rank and file voting for Albo. 😡

          And make no mistake, given half a chance Abbott and Murdoch will use every bit of it to remind the voters of what a self motivated back stabber and corrupt unionist he was. 😯 Those alone stand to derail every attempt the ALP make to hold them to account. 😦

          They would definitely try, but Albo just doesn’t have the baggage that Shorten does! 😯

          Cheers 😀

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    • Judi says:

      Nick, rightly or wrongly, I agree entirely with your comments – leave the Shorten bashing and the lack of substantial investigating into the LNP to the MSM. Maybe a small consolation at the moment but at least we have online reporting such as the absolutely wonderful IA and others and this keeps me sane.

      BTW I actually voted for Alb, precisely because of Shorten’s background, but I can’t see the point of continuing publicly to bash Shorten, privately among friends or directly to the ALP, in IMO, would have more benefit.

      Another thing that helps me is my 22yo grandson who claims he and his mates are socialists and read articles on IA. In fact we were enlightening his mum, my daughter, and her partner as to what is really going on in politics now and they were extremely shocked, being that they don’t usually take any interest.

      However at the completely opposite end of the scale is one of my other grandsons who is an officer in the navy, which I think speaks for itself. This has completely changed his views away from Labor. My son fortunately is into Facebook and pulls this grandson up on his sometimes outrageous comments.

      All I have said may not be enough at present but who knows what the future brings with continuos communication.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Judi, welcome to my site, 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

        Sadly, with 60% R&F support for Albo, the parliamentary party showed that they don’t really give a toss what the R&F think or want, and although I agree that airing more dirty washing isn’t helpful, the truth is that bashing Shorten, will become the LNP’s and MSM’s national pass-time, and it’s already started, utilising the aforementioned “Baggage”. 😦

        Yes IA’s great, as are CW, AIMN and a number of other sites 😎 , and well done you for all the work you are doing in your family 😎

        I had the opportunity to enlighten the step son a couple of weekends ago, when he said that he liked Newman’s VLAD laws. He was shocked to learn what they are really about, and the broader impacts on QLD society. 👿

        So keep up the good work spreading the word, and I hope you can join our conversations again 😀

        Cheers 😀

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        • Judi says:

          And Truthy so is yours, I really appreciate people like yourself delivering us the TRUTH about this LNP mob

          Yea, the MSM have already started as the 60% of the R&F knew would happen, however I still think privately is a better way to go.

          I have only really started to take a serious interest in politics since the Iraq fiasco and only became a member of ALP when Gillard was getting mercifully crucified by the MSM and LNP, it was the only way I thought that I could help. However I can just as easily become a non-member again. I’ll wait and see what comes from this RC.

          It was great to see the SA premier make a stand about the “right”

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          • Truth Seeker says:

            Judi, thanks for that 😀

            I do agree about keeping it in house, but the the MSM attacks on Shorten will make anything that we say… like a slap with a wet tissue 😯 , and although I had serious doubts about him, I did genuinely hope that he would prove me wrong 😯 sadly all he’s done so far is reinforce my fears about him and his baggage 😦

            It’s a real shame that more people like your good self don’t become engaged in politics, as it’s without doubt, the single biggest impactor on our lives, and affects most things for the average punter 😦

            Yes, I just hope that SA realises the true cost of an LNP government, and gives him another term. 😀

            Cheers 😀

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            • cornlegend says:

              Truthy,
              Now you and I will have to agree to disagree on this one
              “I do agree about keeping it in house”
              I don’t
              I have spent my lifetime involved in this.
              The reason the Opposition ?ALP have got to the stage they are now is the rank and file never spoke out,allowed the Right takeover , and allowed the rank and file input into the processes, from the branches, preselection etc to be eased way from them .
              I have spoken out in and out of the ALP from 45 + years.
              I refuse to sit back, say nothing and allow them to vanish into history, and over the past decade that’s whats happened.
              Soon, South Australia and Tasmania will move over to LNP hands and on the amount of fight back coming from this lame Opposition under Shorten, Abbott will be there for a long time.

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              • Truth Seeker says:

                Cornie, mate you’ve misunderstood what I mean, as under normal circumstances, as I’ve said before, the ALP need to keep everything in house, as opposed to what happened during the Gillard years, but as I said straight afterwards, what we say is nothing compared to what Abbott and the MSM will say about him and his past. 😯

                I still know that if we want to win, Shorten HAS to go, the problem is how, and I do hope you’re wrong about SA and Tassie, as it will just make it all that much harder than it already promises to be 😡 Grrrrrrrrr!

                Cheers 😀

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  4. Consider says:

    I agree Truthy, it`s hard to comprehend the figures changing so dramitacally in such a short time,considering the points you have highlighted. I think it`s called Riggin` and Friggin`.
    Incidentally the Morgan Poll of Jan. 25/26 show Labor 52% LNP 48% 2pp.

    Cheers 🙂

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Consider, thanks mate 😀

      Yes, and how many times did we see that kind of miraculous turn around in the polls in the 3 years prior to the election? 😉 They are just another way to manipulate the way people are thinking. 👿

      Cheers 😀

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  5. diannaart says:

    Maybe we need to protest the MSM?

    Given the selective approach to reporting that the tabloid media uses – why just protest against the government? – take our outrage to the media. Sure, they delete us from internet blogs – but that doesn’t have to prevent us writing full letters of complaint, nor writing slogans for upcoming MarchinMarch banners – simple ones like “If you don’t see this in the news – ask why?”. OK that was just off the top of my head and I am positive others can do better than that.

    Maybe “Why does Murdoch Lie? on a poster would be enough.

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    • Nick says:

      Thats a really good idea.
      “Why does Murdoch Lie?” is perfect IMO, put that up on billboards all over the place. Then have a link to a site that informs people of the deception carried out in his shit sheets.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Dianna, thanks for your comment 😎

      Funny thing… about two weeks ago, I was seriously thinking that there should be some heavy duty, public protests organised specifically against all of Murdoch’s interests in this country? 😯

      Put the pressure back on Murdoch, and you will guarantee coverage by their rivals, Fairfax, which might in-turn force the hands of the other media outlets 😉

      It would also, almost certainly, force Abbott and the full force of the LNP to come to his defence. 😯

      WRT a poster, maybe:
      “Why does Murdoch, News LTD & Fox News LIE to support Abbott’s LIES?”

      That covers most bases 😀

      Maybe the March in March could include some of his premises as targets too?

      Cheers 😀

      BTW, I think your idea for: “If you don’t see this in the “News” — ask WHY?”, is fantastic, and should be popping up all over the country, whenever a bad news story for the LNP is ignored by the media. 😀

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  6. Nick says:

    You know the latest thing that bugs me about our MSM is when Abbott and co used all amounts of lame excuses which were found to be lies to why they were giving money to Cadbury but not SPC or Holden/Toyota.
    This is the type of stuff that would have destroyed a Labor PM being inconsistent, but Abbott gets away with it again…. this is why our MSM needs to go in the bin its totally partisan.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Yes, you can just imagine the front pages of the “Un-Australian”, or the “Daily Terrorgraph” if it was Labor caught out lying like that? 😯

      Cheers 😀

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  7. cornlegend says:

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has blasted an $880 million hole in the federal budget after winning a long-running battle with the Tax Office over deductions.

    The payout represents a significant proportion of the $16.8 billion deterioration in the federal budget announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey in December. It all but wipes out $1.1 billion in savings announced by Mr Hockey when he unveiled the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook on December 17.

    Hockey did not mention the payout at the time, instead blaming the budget’s ‘‘fiscal deterioration’’ on a softer economic outlook, downgraded exports forecasts and the previous Labor government.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mate the problem is, that the LNP lies have become the norm, and I think people are starting to get desensitised to all the lying, and Abbott and the rest of his mob denying everything makes it very difficult when the MSM won’t challenge his lies. 😡

      Calling them lying scum, doesn’t even scratch the surface of what these low life’s are 👿

      Cheers 😀

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    • olddavey says:

      The man’s a cheat and a liar, just like his gopher Tones.

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  8. kate ahearne says:

    Thanks again, Truthie. The trouble is the polls are so powerful, that’s why they’re so well worth rigging! Nothing so powerful as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Thanks Kate 😀 yes, way too powerful, 😈 and way too self fulfilling, although I don’t think they’re as powerful as they would like us to believe, going by the “massacre” that wasn’t? 😀

      BTW Kate, the page that I was thinking about was a a”Real News” page for posting the MSM/Murdoch version of a story, with the real story posted below for comparison, or even just links of both sides of the same story.

      It was just something that I thought about as a resource for readers, to see the MSM mendacity for themselves, and shine a light on the facts.

      A bit like Cornies page, which is very popular, but just for “Real News” comparisons. 😯

      What do you think?

      Cheers 😀

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      • diannaart says:

        Use the same style of writing – but instead the basic truth – with supporting/reference links at the bottom of course. I like that idea a lot.

        I don’t know how I can help, but if I think of something will let you know.

        😀

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Dianna, the idea being that anyone can post both sides of any story, with relevant links,or even just copy and paste relevant articles, the only thing is that posts and links would have to be checked for accuracy. 😉

          Anyway Dianna thanks for your feedback, 😀 it’s good to know what people think 😎

          Cheers 😀

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          • diannaart says:

            TS

            Side by side articles got me thinking of side by side photos:

            Showing a photo of Sharman Stone and Tony Abbott – both similar – no deliberate ‘bad’ photos. Underneath:

            “who do we believe?”

            Napthine and Abbott with SPC-A embossed over images: “Who do we believe?”

            Turnbull – the date when he supported NBN and date when he changed his mind.

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      • kate ahearne says:

        OK,Truthie, I think I get the concept. The obvious problem would be that we’d have to have access to the ‘real story’, which is not always going to be possible – given the secrecy that we’re dealing with under this regime.
        I’m going to be going back to the mainland for a while, unexpectedly, so I’m up to my ears for the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I’m wondering if anyone could help with an interview with someone or other of the 170 employees of change.org. We’d need a good list of questions, and the technical wizardry by which the interview could be recorded. Any ideas? This wouldn’t be a story that needed to happen overnight, so we could plot and plan it.

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  9. Gilly says:

    Boy would we be in trouble if Abbott wasn’t on top of his game. I am soooo pleased the MSM are soooo good at identifying just what the country needs. Yup, a concentrated campaign against the MSM is well overdue. How about starting with the educational institutions. Oh yes Whiney is on top of that.

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  10. cornlegend says:

    And this mob will send us the way of America, you know, “the greatest country in the world” “land of the free” rubbish.
    Look out Australia the Abbott Tea Party is coming

    We could end up like America with of $7.25 minimum wage rates
    And there are still about 5 states with no minimum wage law

    Unemployment of 10.2 million

    On Healthcare The current Census Bureau report states that the number of Americans living uninsured at 48.6 million in 2011′

    On homlessness A 2000 study estimated the number of such people to be between 2.3 million and 3.5 million.

    In 2012, the official poverty rate was 15.0 percent. There were 46.5 million people in poverty.

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  11. cornlegend says:

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  12. cornlegend says:

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  13. cornlegend says:

    Tony Abbott takes the axe to community organisations in Western Sydney

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    • diannaart says:

      Corn

      Cough. cough, splutter and how much was handed to a certain billionaire media mogul?

      Abbott has to go.

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  14. cornlegend says:

    Joe Hockey refused to act

    Sydney — Rupert Murdoch’s Australian operations pocketed an Aus$882 million (US$800 million) tax rebate from the new conservative government, reports said Monday, blowing a major hole in the country’s budget.

    The massive payout to News Corp. — one of the largest ever made by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) — related to complex shuffling of assets through local and overseas businesses in 1989 that netted the company a Aus$2 billion tax deduction, according to The Australian Financial Review.

    According to the AFR, the payout was a significant element of the Aus$17 billion spending blowout unveiled by the new government in December.

    Then-prime minister Kevin Rudd claimed Murdoch was agitating against Labor in exchange for concessions from the conservatives, who went on to win power in September 2013, the AFR said.

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to comment on the allegations Monday, saying the payout “is something which is news to me and I’ll have to take that one on notice”.

    The ATO would not speak about the News Corp case but said it followed strict procedures when deciding whether to lodge an appeal and sought “external legal counsel opinion on the prospects of success”.

    “Careful consideration is given to a range of factors, including the costs to all parties of proceeding and the importance of the particular case to clarifying the law for the benefit of the wider community,” an ATO spokesman told AFP.

    Other major spending included an Aus$8.8 billion cash injection to the central bank and Aus$1.2 billion for a government’s military-led crackdown on people-smugglers.

    Murdoch’s News Corp is the dominant media player in his native Australia, controlling 70 percent of capital city newspaper circulation. The firm also has significant online and television assets.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5he0ux_P8P55-dzEBO53B84UN1KUg?docId=b9126cf1-abc6-40a3-85d2-61f9349ddf7d

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  15. James Cook says:

    Fellow scribes,
    So frustrated with the MSM! I can only take consolation from the number of friends and family who now read websites such as this. (Thanks Truthie) So many of them now rely on these sites
    for their real news. Spreading the word this way will, hopefully, increase readerships at an increasing rate. Maybe by the time the next election rolls around Murdoch will be largely irrelevant as a main news source! Yep, I have adream (and all that)

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hi Cookie, 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎 sorry mate, but for some reason you got caught up in moderation, and I’ve been a bit the worse for wear today, so I only just got to check 😦

      Yes It certainly seems as though the momentum is building on the alternate sites, and the reality is that there are lots of good sites now that will give an alternate approach to that of the MSM, so 😛 to Murdoch and his alleged journos. 😀 and thanks to good folk like you for spreading the word 😎

      And mate, many here share that dream 😀 and we’re all working towards that end, so again to Murdoch 😛

      Cheers 😀

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  16. khtagh says:

    Dog albitey, what is happening in this country, I have just about given up any hope of things getting better for a long time to come, I truly cant take the audacity of this governments complete disregard for the truth on any subject & the MSM’s total contempt for the public’s right to know the truth.
    This country is falling into a deeper & deeper hole by the day. When the GFC#2 hits we are going to really know what financial pain really is, do what I’m doing plant veggies & supply as much as you can for yourself, soon it will be the only way to eat. I hope I’m not right trouble is the writing is already on the wall.
    Maybe a large amount of people losing their super might be what this nation needs to be shaken out of their apathetic slumber & wake up, if you think the wingnut whinge team will replace the super that is lost through their mismanagement think again.
    The housing bubble popping will see a hell of a lot of people in the western suburbs of Sydney losing everything virtually over night, this will feed upon itself & force even more out of their homes, rents will fall making lots of investment homes re-enter the market compounding problems forcing prices down even further, I can’t see anything else waking this country up. Not a recession, maybe closer to a depression.

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    • cornlegend says:

      I think the economic smash is going to come much sooner than expected.
      One of the young blokes that does our lawns is hoping for an interest cut.
      I nearly choked when he told me his mortgage payments were just under $6000 a month.
      He says they can’t afford to have kids and his wife works as a travel agent.
      Instead of building up, from a decent house to larger this one went for a 4 bed, 3 bath 2 story joint in on of the more expensive suburbs around here.
      This seems a bit common, They want it all NOW.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Khtagh, thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes mate, the one thing that Abbott said before the election, that was true was that it wouldn’t be the same Australia, and I sure as hell don’t recognise it 😡

      And the one thing we can know for sure is there is much more pain to come. 😯

      Cheers 😀

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  17. orangefox says:

    Hi Truthie,
    It is very disappointing to see these polls. What’s keeping Abbott afloat is the boat issue. It must not be underestimated the power of this issue. I was very unhappy that the Greens blocked the Malaysia swap idea. The Greens were reckless. Just another ideological party.
    What we really need is a new idependent thinking party. All the exsisting main parties are flawed.
    With a new party the general public are more likely to listen to them.
    The general public are sick of politics, that is why they can do as they please. Maybe that was the some politicians plan.
    Regards to a recession, I believe the government will increase money flow into the country. ie sell more of the country to foreign interests. This will continue to support house prices and protect banks. However that may not work if China crashes.
    Also any chance of fixing the narrowing columns problem?

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    • cornlegend says:

      Hey Orangefox,
      have missed your smiling face 😀

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      • orangefox says:

        Hi Cornlegend.
        Not much to smile about with that mob ruining the show.
        I do visit Truthies site, New Matilda, Global Mail, IA, but don’t always comment. Rather interested in reading the comments though as there is a lot of good info and ideas out there. Have been leaving a few comments on The Drum and been noticing that some of the ‘undecided’ may be seeing the light.
        I always enjoy your comments so keep up the good work.
        However I am also thinking that commenting is not making a huge difference.

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        • cornlegend says:

          me either,
          but bugger all will happen if you don’t give it a go 🙂

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          • orangefox says:

            If we want to get our message out I would suggest small scale protest demonstrations on a continuous basis.
            They could be held in places that a lot of people congregate, like shopping centres or busy parks.
            Even half a dozen people with placards and handing out information would be enough to get the message out.
            The key is to ensure it is an ongoing demonstration over many months, preferably longer. People could volunteer their time even if it was only a few hours.
            With hundreds of these protests across the country it will be impossible to ignore.
            I truely believe this would work.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hi Orangefox, 😀 and thanks for your comments 😎

      Yes, but the only polls that I give any credibility to are the Morgan polls, the rest are pretty much self serving IMHO 😉

      A new party wouldn’t be be bad, but there’s a lot of time and money involved in setting it up, and as Palmer found out, you need at least a couple of terms to get established 😦 but I still think that we are better off fixing the one we have, starting from the top down. 😯

      I think it will be almost impossible for SA and Vic at least, to avoid some sort of recession, even if it is restricted to those states, 😦

      WRT the narrowing columns, I’ll look into it, but I think it’s just the way the theme deals with the number of replies. 😉 I can reduce it by restricting the number of replies to six or so. 😦 I must admit that it annoys me too, so I’ll leave it up to others to let me know if they wan’t me to reduce the replies 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • cornlegend says:

        why not just “Leave a Reply”
        instead of replying ?

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        • olddavey says:

          cornster,
          Why not have the reply addressed:
          olddavey replies to cornlegend @18/02/2014 at 9:07pm

          type your reply here

          That way you would only need one indent to signify any number of replies to the comment (and replies to the replies). GA does it like that except they don’t include the time so when there’s a lot of replies it can get a bit hard to follow the thread.

          The “Leave a Reply” at the end of each page really should say “Leave a Comment”.
          Which can be a reply if necessary, specially if you want to reply to someone a long way back.

          BTW, sorry I used the “r” word so many times, I think I’ve got the trots.

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  18. frontad84 says:

    As PM it’s 5 months today
    The Mad Monk has had his own way
    And the first in the role
    Whose a complete arsole
    Please God, make him go away.

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  19. cornlegend says:

    corn replies olddavey says:
    18/02/2014 at 9:43 pm

    that sounds like a plan 😀

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  20. orangefox says:

    Truthie,
    Regards to the narrowing columns the effect seems to be worse while viewing the mobile site. Replies to replies to replies can end up being one character wide and then nothing. Also one has to scroll back up to the top of the page to get to the comment box as there is no comment box available at the bottom accept to reply to the last comment. I think I will use the full site view in the future and that will solve the problem. Also The Drum has a maximum of four columns for responses to avoid the problem. The problem with The Drum’s layout is that oftem the replies to the replies to the replies end up taking over from the main comment column and other more recent comments get pushed way down the page, and since posters want to be seen on the top they tend to post in the side columns.
    Which just made me think of an idea. If they had a hundred columns nearly everone could be on top! Not real practical I agree.

    By the way what do you think of the small protest idea?

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mate thanks for that, I’ll have to think about going back to only five or six replies and see how that goes? 😉

      I very rarely use my phone (which is Android), so I haven’t come across the problem, but I know a lot use phones or tablets, so I’ll certainly see if I can fix it 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  21. Rebellion says:

    In my view, tabloids – and the media in general – are as believable, trustworthy and honest as politicians.

    As for ‘climate change’, one really ought to use the correct, scientific term for it, as verified by Wikipedia, which is ‘Climate Engineering’ (and ‘Weather Warfare’, also verifiable on Wikipedia) because ‘climate change’ is a media-generated term designed to keep the general populace stupid, gullible, and feeling guilty about our very existence.

    As for politicians – where’s the honour and dignity? Where is there anything to look up to and respect anymore?

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