Cornie’s page for LNP lies and stuff ups.

Cornies page for LNP lies and stuff ups.

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This page was suggested by Cornlegend, as a page for all truth seekers to comment on and contribute to, dedicated to exposing the lies, backflips and stuff ups that will mark Abbott’s first (and hopefully only) term in office, and as our resident authority on all things Labor, after much thought, I decided that it would be a good idea   😀

So Cornie this one’s for you mate, as well as for all those who want a dedicated forum to expose the lies, stuff ups and hypocrisy of the rabid right   😀

GIVE EM HEAPS!

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1,599 Responses to Cornie’s page for LNP lies and stuff ups.

  1. melaine says:

    Just what planet/dimension did this lot of idiots invade from, could they possibly get any worse 😯 … how can any human condone this being done to another human, let alone children…
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/03/tamil-asylum-seekers-taught-pilot-lifeboats-back-india
    jesus wept and the donkey is committing harikari…. 😦 😦

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mel, yes I saw that 😡

      One would have to conclude that they must have either a political death wish, or great faith in the depth of their own corruption. 😈 :/

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      • melaine says:

        They keep leaving me incoherent Truthie 😦 … it feels as tho my brain is short-circuiting and getting stuck doing loops… :/

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  2. bighead1883 says:

    Why is Israel committing suicide?

    Netanyahu’s genocidal onslaught in Gaza has done more to delegitimize the Zionist entity than the work of all the world’s anti-Zionists put together. Yet the Israeli military cannot stop the Palestinian resistance; from an Israeli standpoint, the hecatomb in Gaza serves no military or strategic purpose.

    Is Israel insane?

    That is a rhetorical question. The real question is: WHY is Israel lashing out like a nation gone mad?

    At least since the first Intifada – and arguably since 1948 – Israel has had a de facto official policy of butchering Palestinian children. (For details, see my recent article “Child-Killing Sociopaths of Israel.”)

    But until now they were sane enough to hide it.

    Today they are bragging about it. On the very day I wrote my article about Israel’s policy of intentionally mass-murdering children, Israeli sniper David D. Ovadia posted a picture of himself with his sniper rifle on Instagram boasting: “I killed 13 childrens (sic) today and ur next ***ing muslims go to hell bitches.” Rather than prosecuting this war criminal, the Israeli media and authorities are making a half-hearted effort to cover up the crime – just as they did with the more than 600 sniper murders of defenseless children documented by British Medical Journal in 2004.

    On Sunday, the Israelis intentionally bombed a United Nations school full of refugees, many of them children, killing more than ten and wounding dozens. It was the seventh UN school they have bombed during the current round of slaughter. When they butchered children in a UN school last week, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called it “reprehensible.” This time he called the child massacre a “moral outrage” and a “a criminal act.”

    The strategic insanity of such actions beggars belief. What do the Israelis think they are doing? Former US Senate Counsel Jeff Gates, author of Guilt by Association, argues that Zionist actions, no matter how crazy they look, are the product of elaborate strategic calculations. The Zionists, he writes, are masters of game theory – a psychopathic technique for following utterly amoral mathematical self-interest in pursuing ones objectives.

    If Gates is right, the Zionists must be taking desperate measures because they are in a desperate situation. In my recent article “Israel: A cornered rat” I explained why the Israelis are desperate: The are facing a demographic challenge; the Palestinian resistance is getting better at asymmetrical warfare; and global public opinion (especially American public opinion) is gradually, inexorably turning against them.

    But I left out what may be the most important factor: The slow, steady progress of the 9/11 truth movement.

    The past week brought three landmark breakthroughs for 9/11 truth. First, Richard Gage AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, made a brilliant appearance on the American public affairs channel C-Span. It was the first time since 2006 that C-Span had given national television coverage to the 9/11 truth movement. (I organized the first nationally-televised C-Span 9/11 truth event – David Ray Griffin’s “9/11 and American Empire” talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005; and then in June 2006 C-Span covered a Scholars for 9/11 Truth event in Los Angeles.)

    David Ray Griffin, the unofficial “dean of 9/11 studies” and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, congratulated Richard Gage:

    “Richard,

    C-span covered my speech at U Wisconsin in 2005.

    Now you in 2014.

    At this rate, I suspect we can expect C-span to cover us again in 2023.

    However, thanks to your presentation, along with the organization you have built, all the architects and engineers you have convinced, and your successful speaking tours, and media coverage, we can hope things will go a little faster.

    Congratulations for all of your successes!

    David”

    The second 9/11 truth breakthrough this week was the success of the High Rise Safety Initiative in New York City, which would force a new investigation of the obvious (but officially denied) controlled demolition of World Trade Center Building 7. Organizers of the initiative finished gathering the 100,000 signatures they need to override a mayoral veto, virtually guaranteeing that the initiative will be voted on by the citizens of New York. Since Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth has acquired WTC-7’s blueprints and found slam-dunk proof of demolition, and since organized crime kingpin Larry Silverstein’s confession to demolishing WTC-7 has become widely known, the new investigation by New York’s Department of Buildings is threatening to rip the lid off the Pandora’s box of 9/11 scandals.

    The week’s third 9/11 truth triumph was in the US Congress. The effort to force the declassification of 28 top-secret pages in the Joint Congressional Inquiry got a huge boost when two more Congressmen, Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY) and John Duncan (R-Tenn), joined the campaign – a bipartisan effort spearheaded by Rep. Steve Lynch (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC), and vocally supported by former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL).

    A few days ago Sen. Graham once again spoke out, saying: “None of the people leading this investigation think it is credible that 19 people — most who could not speak English and did not have previous experience in the United States — could carry out such a complicated task without external assistance.” Graham added that a “huge breakthrough” is coming for 9/11 truth.

    Whose “external assistance” enabled the 9/11 attacks? Rep. Walter Jones, who has read the suppressed pages of the Report, blames “one or more foreign governments.” The two countries on everyone’s lips are Saudi Arabia and Israel.

    The Report apparently does not mention a third government whose officials helped perpetrate 9/11: the government of the United States of America, whose Vice President briefly usurped the role of the President of the United States and directed the 9/11 false flag operation from the White House Situation Room.

    But back to the Saudis and Israelis.

    In 2001 Saudi Arabia allowed the CIA to borrow fifteen Saudi intelligence assets and bring them to the US on “snitch visas” – special visas used to reward Saudi CIA assets with a trip to America. These fifteen young men, some from the Kingdom’s leading families, were shadowed, impersonated, and in some cases apparently replaced by doubles. (The pork-chop-loving “Mohammed Atta” in Florida was a fluent speaker of Hebrew according to his stripper girlfriend Amanda Keller.)

    The Israeli Mossad appears to have been responsible for surveilling and setting up the 19 patsies, 15 of them Saudis, who would be blamed for 9/11; reports by journalists Christopher Ketcham and Justin Raimondo, and an investigative report by Carl Cameron of Fox News, revealed that Israel mounted the biggest spy operation ever against the US as it surveilled (or “ran”) the 9/11 hijacker-patsies. Hundreds of 9/11-related Israel spies were arrested; all were quickly released on orders from above.

    The Israeli Mossad also set up the controlled demolitions of the Twin Towers and WTC-7. Zionist crime kingpins Larry Silverstein, Lewis Eisenberg and Frank Lowy arranged for the condemned-for-asbestos World Trade Center to be “privatized” two months before 9/11 and doubled the terror insurance; and Mossad agents Paul Kurzberg, Silvan Kurzberg, Israelis Yaron Shmuel, and Omer Gavriel Marmari were arrested on the morning of 9/11 as they were filming and celebrating their agency’s handiwork. Though the 9/11-perp Mossad agents failed polygraph tests, Michael Chertoff, a US-Israeli dual citizen then in charge of the FBI’s Criminal Investigation Division, killed the investigation and ordered the “dancing Israelis” sent back to Israel.

    Three Israelis were also arrested in New York on 9/11 with a truck load of explosives in an apparent effort to blow up the George Washington Bridge. Chertoff ordered mobbed-up New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to destroy all records of the arrest, and witnesses have been murdered; but the New York Police audio recording of the arrest escaped destruction and can be heard on YouTube.

    This is only a tiny fraction of the evidence implicating Israel in 9/11. For more information, visit the Wikispooks web page entitled “9/11: Israel Did It.”

    What can Israel do about the coming revelations of its role in the 9/11 attacks?

    The answer is simple: Israel must “flee forward” into an ever-widening spiral of global war; because if peace ever breaks out, America’s post-9/11 wartime State of Emergency will end, secrecy restrictions will be lifted, 9/11 will be investigated and prosecuted, Israel will be exposed, and Zionism and US imperialism will go the way of apartheid South Africa and the Soviet Union.

    That explains why the neocon Zionists are pushing for a wider war in the Middle East by madly tormenting the Palestinians, supporting sectarian terrorist groups like ISIS, and pushing for a US attack on Iran. It is also the reason the Zionist neocons are pushing so hard for a war with Russia. If a nuclear World War III breaks out, Israel’s role in 9/11 will be at least temporarily forgotten.

    Maybe they call that strategic thinking. I call it madness.

    KB/HSN

    Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is http://www.truthjihad.com. More articles by Dr. Barrett

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    • Judes says:

      WHAAAAT …This is UNREAL ! I have had to read it twice.. Having trouble believing that there are people out there so evil as to actually plan such an appalling act. I have always been quite sceptical of the conspiracy theories which surrounded 9/11. Perhaps I am just naive … What happened to the other planes? Where can I read more?

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    • TechinBris says:

      WOW! Thank you Biggy. I had given up on trying sifting through the quadrillion false flags that surround all of this fiasco.
      The thing that leapt out for me in the Australian part of this diabolical attack on Democracy is Frank Lowy’s involvement. I always saw his actions screaming Zionista, but heavily obscured. One of the reasons I avoid Westfield Shopping Centres, even when it is my local one, not far from where I live.
      Unfortunately, this started to lose me at the mention of the source of so many false flags when it mentioned Fox News. Also CNN, The Christian Science Monitor, New York Times has me wondering how and why would a truth seeking expedition feed it’s enemy the information it has. Is it in order to expose where they are so that the supposed enemy knows where they need to mop up loose ends?
      Interesting but still I see it all pointing back to Banks. The money trail, the primary tool in their ‘everything’ they are doing to achieve that which they seek most of all, total, complete authoritarian power, Will always be the exposé, but it is something they control the records of so good luck in utilising that because that is how they keep tabs on everyone else.
      Why are Tax Departments around the world beefing up investigations, but avoid looking at those who avoid paying tax the most, but assist in their games in dismantling Democracies and replacing them with pseudo shams of it, that are totally submissive to their whims and demands. We should know as our Government is one of those, for why else would they be doing things so detrimental to the citizens of our Nation. They are watching our cash flows for anything that will threaten their game plan.
      This means anything that will be a threat to them has to be utterly and totally social; hence we have Facebook to watch that avenue of information now as I see it.
      Diabolical at best and utterly insane as the need to own and control everything. But why else would you risk destroying your own species, world’s biosphere in a game that is so all or nothing, unless you had no empathy or emotional attachment at all. Psychosis in action!
      I may be wrong, and with so many false flags it is impossible to know anything for sure and anything in plain view for the masses to consume, is sure to be a false path.

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  3. bighead1883 says:

    Tony Blair with his good friend, the notorious serial child molester Jimmy Saville

    Perhaps Blair never grew out of his fondness for liasons in public toilets – even while serving as Prime Minister. Blair’s government was embarrassed when an investigation found traces of cocaine in Parliament’s public toilets, while other investigations showed that Blair’s crowd was neck-deep in satanic ritual child abuse.

    In early 2003, the “Operation Ore” investigation was about to reveal Blair and his cronies as serial child abusers. Then Blair issued a gag order imposing a 100 year blackout on all discussion of the subject. Articles with titles like “Tony Blair Caught Protecting Elite Pedophile Ring” got yanked from circulation.

    What were Bush and Blair doing when they locked themselves behind closed doors to supposedly plot the Iraq war? Investigative journalist Bob Kearley says that “a lot of squaddies I’ve met think there’s something weird going on between Bush and Blair. If you’re then told that the executive responsible for the conduct of the war is staffed by child-molesters … well, then Saddam suddenly looks like the sort of bloke with whom you can share a few tins [beer].”

    If you don’t think there was anything going on between Bush and Blair, scroll back to the top of this article and look at that Bush-Blair photo again. If it doesn’t set off your gay-dar, nothing will.

    And if all of this sexual blackmail isn’t bad enough, it turns out that the Zionists had an even nastier card up their sleeves: 20 nuclear weapons planted in American cities, ready to go off in a fake “al-Qaeda” attack if Bush refused orders to invade Iraq. Gordon Duff revealed some of the sordid details about this nuclear blackmail on my radio show last Friday.

    So it seems that 9/11 was the warning shot of a coup d’état designed to force the US to fight Israel’s “Clean Break” wars and destroy its enemies – the famous “seven countries in five years” mentioned by Gen. Wesley Clark. And blackmail, both sexual and nuclear, may have played a role.

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  4. Judes says:

    Quite pleased with my first post in Guardian, ( Maggiemum..but same avatar).
    Commented in the ‘abbotts racial discrimination backdown’ now have 31 up votes, so something went right. Hopefully more of my Anti Abbott rants will add to the LNP backlash at the polls..???

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  5. bighead1883 says:

    I replied to you new post Truthy but you are undergoing maintenance,the sign says.
    Meanwhile an interlude at the NSW ICAC and the Libs have begun to smell worse than their predecessors which with the “Eddie [O`Beid] everywhere is disconcerting.
    I just wonder where the world would be if politicians actually cared for their constituents as their fiduciary responsibilities actually amount to.

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  6. melaine says:

    … and from the ever reliable Kaye Lee…
    http://theaimn.com/george-stamps-brand/

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  7. melaine says:

    … words fail me with this one 😯
    http://theaimn.com/joe-hockey-what-planet-do-you-live-on/#comment-117770
    thanks to Michael Taylor and all the team at AIMN, they do a sterling job of reporting the real news.

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    • bighead1883 says:

      Sir ScotchMistery
      I liked it that much I brought it here ,just because it`s needed for future reference
      August 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm
      It has become relatively obvious, that the whole purpose of the budget was to make a lot more sub 18 year olds available in the Canberra brothels, so appreciated by Hockey and co.

      Turning to crime? No. Prostitution around Joe Hockey is not only legal, it’s rife.

      #Treasurer4Sale ring any tills for you, Joe?

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    • bighead1883 says:

      You know mel 🙂 that when LNP 👿 crap cart wheel fall off anythings drops out of the load O_o.

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      • melaine says:

        Yeah, loved that one too BH.. SirScotch has a real way with words 😉
        Think the ‘adolts’ are feeling a tad rattled by the way things are going… Federal ICAC NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s clean all the rorting lying nasty bastards out, whatever colour their ties…

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      • Maggie01 says:

        Just loving to watch them trying to mop up the mess..

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        • Judes says:

          In la la land … That’s supposed to be from Judes..
          Don’t understand why I have to sign in each time now .. Have scrambled myself ?

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          • bighead1883 says:

            Judes 🙂 your post say`s it from you :/ yay
            Have you saved your pass word?
            Also have you ticked the notify me of follow up comments?
            And how long does your hair colour last Hmmm O_o

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            • Judes says:

              Thanks Biggie, Have ticked the follow up box, where do I save my password? .. It was all good, but just started to terrorise me tonight.
              Hair colour… Hmmmmm the yellow egg or the silver grey/ blue ‘matured cheese’ look .. Will last until I finish tearing it out in despair these days.

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              • bighead1883 says:

                That post to Maggi was supposed to come through as Rod Stewart.
                Your Search engine Google Chrome or IE etc should have a save password feature come up automatically,if if doesn`t now then you have already saved it,I think : O_o
                I`m going for the shocking orange with purple blotches look,I just love all the attention 🙄

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                • Judes says:

                  Like the Maggie song from Rod.. It’s the ‘wake up Maggie’ bit she does NOT like in the mornings. I had the ‘private’ button on at the bottom of my screen … So it wouldn’t let me go into any site without signing on …Doh.
                  It’s the hair colour sneaking down to my brain cell ??? Short circuit.

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                • Truth Seeker says:

                  Morning Judes 🙂

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        • bighead1883 says:

          Maggi I think I have something to say to you
          I really must get my books and go back to school

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          • Judes says:

            Although we learn things every day … Especially me, you don’t need to go back to school Biggie … You are the ORACLE

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            • bighead1883 says:

              Aw dang nabit n gee willickers I`s all flustered ^^’ now n gotta git me some hog jowls n chitlins cause I gits hungry when I`s flustered ^^’ Judes 🙂

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              • bighead1883 says:

                Dang nabit I`s forgot to chuck in some shucks in there :/

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                • Judes says:

                  Droool….Sounds like you are all set for a good ole Ho down, breakfast with the Clamperts there Biggie. What vinyl ya got playing on the radiogram?
                  Morning Truthy .. Just popped in between ducking to the shops for onions and throwing them into the corned beef with the carrots for dinner tonight. Going to have a busy day setting up our Labor Party stall for the Expo tomorrow. .and ..as I am not allowed to vent my spleen at passing libs, I will REALLY have to be on my best behaviour! For the WHOLE day.

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      • Judes says:

        And I am just loving watching them try to clean up the mess …

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        • bighead1883 says:

          DEMTEL but wait there`s more

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        • bighead1883 says:

          Don`t hold your tongue,mutter a lot and it`s a pity you do not have a “In Your Guts You Know He`s Nuts” badge.

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          • Judes says:

            Wow.. That was fun, and this mornings exercise taken care of .. Something slower next time the joints have over heated!
            I do wish that I had one of the Albo badges … Can you really get them?
            Last year we paid for our stall, and had Albo as our guest. The Libs didn’t have a stall and when they knew we were at the Expo, they had a hissy fit, brought in their big blue Lib bus in for free parking, parked it in a very prominent place in the car park .. The useless Truss greeted all who passed, while the younger prats put fliers under all cars wipers. !
            Typically DEVIOUS !!

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  8. melaine says:

    This should clear it all up for everyone having trouble understanding just what he meant…

    https://newmatilda.com/2014/08/09/excuse-me-sir-i-speak-brandish-transcript-hell

    … there now… it’s all clear as bro, clear as, eh O_o o_O
    Oh bugga it, I’m grabbing a bucket/ siphon hose and heading for the lager vat…

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    • Judes says:

      Choice Bro….I Sent the meta data stuff to our computer techo son in NZ. He had not heard anything at all over there regarding this data collection threat or the loud cry against it in Aussie. This is the type of stuff they …( our govt), don’t want to spread around. I believe he thinks the Brandis interview is way up there with Monty Python…
      Apparently this has been happening in NZ for several years. There are ‘TRIGGER words’ which alert the ‘collectors’ of our info, and they decide if we are worth stringing up or not. So I guess those white vans will be along soon to collect myself and HO, as we certainly don’t pull punches when we enlighten our Kiwi family about the fools we have in control over here!

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      • melaine says:

        I send the IA newsletter to my niece/god daughter each week and also to one of my friends who still lives there 😀 … but if ‘they’ listened to our fone cafes 😆 😆

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        • Judes says:

          Hi Mel, Margie came from the Wainuiomata area.. Mostly Labor territory, her parents are long time members of the Labor party. Bet they’re scratching their heads now ??
          I send IA articles to our son in Dunedin now and then. He refuses to acknowledge that all he is and has, was hard fought for by Labor. However he does say that John Key will sell anything not nailed down..as Nats (Torys) do, and that Abbott is an idiot. So perhaps he’s not beyond help yet??

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          • melaine says:

            You ever been to Wainuiomata 😯 😯 …
            Yep, my sister is a rwnj and my bro is not much better… we don’t communicate these days and my life is much more pleasant that way :/
            … but my Niece/GD is a darling 😀

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            • Judes says:

              Not for 40yrs+ Mel, I remember it as a huge State Housing area. I also have memories of Porirua, (where we lived for 2yrs when HO was on transfer). Those days the Ford factory was in full swing and the place was booming. All associated Labor issues united the community. Guess I am not separating the areas in my brain enough… Wainuiomata is certainly a better situation for up market housing development. Although I believe there are some really classy suburbs in Porirua now also… Sign of the times ( and me getting older) I guess.
              Last time I was in NZ, .. Just after HE won the election, I watched an interview with Margies mum & Dad, they seem nice ‘ down to earth ‘ folk, proud of her of course and did say that she had brought the girls up by herself as HE was away with politics so often over the years. May just be me, but I detected a feeling that she didnt get the support they thought she should have due to HIS political asperations. If I remember correctly Tones and Margie met at an accounting or Legal conference, as she worked in one of those fields.

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              • Truth Seeker says:

                Morning Judes 🙂 and thanks for your comment 😎

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                • Judes says:

                  Gidday Truthy. Thank you so much for letting a couple of ex Kiwis take a swim across ‘the ditch’ and tickle the memory cells. I hope you don’t mind..
                  .. But if you do, feel free to cut down my supply of margaritas, custard tarts and Summy yummies, I will take the hint.

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                • Truth Seeker says:

                  No worries Judes 😉

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              • melaine says:

                I remember it as cold and damp and very depressing 😦 think there is a lot of development there these days tho, friend of mine lives in L/H, on the side of the Wainui hill road… spectacular harbour views 😀
                Porirua has some great spots, always did, I remember going to watch motorbike road races there 🙂
                My home town is the pits… was last there about 5yrs ago, it was really depressing, nearly all the lovely tree covered hills are denuded, the town centre is ugly with lots of empty shops and sad looking plants in graffitied pots, I sat in a few places (the various malls etc) and just watched people going by, not one of them was smiling 😦

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                • Judes says:

                  It’s said that we should never go back, expecting things to be the same.
                  My home town is also bleak and miserable… No way could I live back there. It’s always nice to return to the warmth of OZ. The pull of family and friends back there was strong enough to make us think of returning … but this is where we will stay.
                  …. Unless the ‘Born to Rule’ mob become so power crazy that we are forced to head towards that Long White Cloud again ..for sanctuary….

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  9. driftwood12 says:

    Morning people, jus passin through. Just some history. Heights and surrounds have been listening in on phones since they were invented. Heavily. People in Qld on the streets in Qld that were in contact with brothels, gambling dens, police, public service side of those matters were whispering warnings in the early 60’s here. Many did not have to be told from strong guesses and memories of telephone exchange girls in other days.
    As the last decade or so has shown concerning the spying regime, heights cannot be trusted with it. And it is used far too much as a class tool aside from corporate non stop philanderings.
    The figures on wealth disparity and increasing entrapment, political and consumer wise also do not lie. The disease that has been all our ills concerning governance has now taken the upper hand. And they did it behind the back , underhanded , of the populace.
    The 60’s? As related on IA, our top judge stole over 100 million dollars of public funds by deceit while soldiers lived in gutters and our hospitals strained, and couples fought over marriages and survivability. And that was just one of the bastards.
    It is a well known fact that our public service has been rotten to the core and a great place get life security and power for free. They tumble the honest, sane and humane like a bullbar through wallabies on the road. Most of the corruption instigated by a parasite top heights, the rest by the ilk in thousands that follow their lead.
    Society has failed in the last few decades, and the excuse of it gladly taken up to further the neo excuse line of one percent wealth, because of govt officials not doing their jobs from local councils up. Nothing is done because so many are in on it and it’s like a house of cards and because of legal liability.All insitgated and countries and communities directions and wealth abominated by greatest heights. And right down to town planning.
    The matter was known as The Joke in Qld. Now they are all landlords and their children your peers. And the US cannot speak from any high horse on the matter.
    The whole escapade made clean by monopoly media tied to greatest heights and controls right down to murder.
    Even though the games up and eyes are opening from the glaze, heights continue with all they’ve known and had even very naked to the eye. Wealth and comfort does very strange things to many people and incites desperation and a despising high brow class. And in the heights of human type failings like a psychotic right wing, thats very dangerous. Is it any wonder so many of our heights are paraded and sold as vestel virgins and good guys.

    George Carlin had a great take on it in a skit on youtube-You ain’t in the club. But those who want to be fail us all and themselves. We are not going to win and our governence is owned. Soon with mechanics of the system entrenched, psychopaths, koala’s and Ukraine nazi’s can run the place and make no difference because the boardgame is owned and made. You stop fighting it though and your really stuffed. Myself, i want some blood for having to for decades.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Jim 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes mate, as I said to Biggy yesterday, “Half the world’s goin’ mad, and the other half’s already there!” 😯

      Cheers mate 😉

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  10. melaine says:

    seriously, can someone please find the village that lost this bloke…
    https://newmatilda.com/2014/08/16/abbott-brands-almost-half-scottish-population-enemies-freedom

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  11. bighead1883 says:

    OK Truthseekers I`m sharing this email from Cornie as the enormous reality of AGW is destroying the North American Indigenous way of life.
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    Hey Biggie, what’s happening mate ?
    Mate I’m waiting for the Mad Monk to declare war on Russia and send in Sovereign Borders if they can find Russia on the map
    You think they can’t get worse, then they do

    At Paul and Annie Ryders anniversary I met Elizabeth May Leader of the Greens here and she put me in touch with a second chief of one of the indigenous communities that are totally dependent on sustainable subsistence living of the Inupiaq Traditions in Alaska, Ilul Hailstone
    She flew with us to meet them, and I was given the incredible opportunity of living within the community for a month.
    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see first hand the effects of climate change here.
    It was so good a chance,
    We will also be spending a week with the indigenous community in Nunavat in Canada.
    I am absolutely blown away by the disaster climate change is having and have agreed to do a bit of free work for the Greens while I’m at it.
    NOTHING like the Aussie Greens mate
    The indigenous communities reckon their way of life , how they have survived for centuries [forever] is rapidly ending
    They have had one of the coldest winters in recorded history and therein lies the problem.
    They say global warming, the Media scream CoLd.
    Basically as explained to me, the winters are very severe but way shorter.
    They have massive build ups of ice , hard for winter ice fishing etc
    Because of the shorter extreme cold, when the thaw starts the rivers can’t take the build up of huge ice flows so floods the surrounding lands for miles not just with water but massive ice , which just clear fells the trees, communities, fish wheels, fish camps etc
    This is driving moose caribou etc hundreds of miles from their normal areas, the salmon breeding is knackered, bears wolves wolverine are coming into communities etc so their livelihoods from meat, skins, fish is fucked.
    There have been quite a few deaths in the floods and on the rivers etc .
    I’ve seen photo`s from last winter where the river clogged and 5 mile inland the water was tree high with frigging great slabs of ice 200-300 foot long just clear felling un bloody believable
    Still, I won’t bog you down in it, but hey climate change is real mate and critical.
    Say hi for me and keep up the fight mate.
    I do hear about LNP`s stuff ups, even here .
    Keep well mate, rest your shoulder but not your typing digit
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    Some editing was done as to keep family privacy for Cornie.

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    • Judes says:

      Thank you for sharing that info Biggie. What an incredible experience it must be for Corny to actually be confronted with, and to stand right there..amongst the FACTS.
      How can anyone argue against climate change evidence as strong as this ? He will have so much information/ ammunition to fire at the right people when he returns.
      Lets hope they LISTEN and use it to show this bunch of LNP climate change deniers up for the fools they really are!
      Hope you told him that we miss him, … and if he doesn’t come back soon, he will have no pork chops left.

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    • melaine says:

      thanks BH, was wondering what our Cornie was up to.

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      • melaine says:

        … just as an aside to what Cornie said in his email… sbs had an excellent series a while back called “Arctic with Bruce Parry”… actually replaying currently on sbs2 on Sat @ 1pm… well worth a look IMO…

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  12. melaine says:

    Figured this was as good a place as any to put this link up…
    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/jobs-to-go-as-abc-tunes-out-older-viewers-20140816-3dtb9.html
    … another rwnj doing what they do best… destroying the joint 👿

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    • Judes says:

      So … While they torture we ‘oldies’, with talk of how we are a burden to society, tax us into oblivion, cut back our health services, increase our cost of living, decrease our pensions etc etc … We are now having our entertainment curtailed by cutting the very few programs left that we can actually understand on ABC !
      Makes you wonder if any of these dysfunctional idiots have elderly parents, or if they just grew/appeared like a fungus in some dark and lonely corner.

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  13. cornlegend says:

    Abbott joins Howard as second serving prime minister referred to the International Criminal Court by an Australian citizen

    International media notices that Anthony John ‘Tony’ Abbott has joined John Winston Howard as serving Australian prime ministers referred to The Hague by one or more citizens.

    The Telegraph UK 22 October 2014:

    An Australian MP has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate prime minister Tony Abbott for crimes against humanity over his detention of asylum seekers on remote Pacific islands.
    Andrew Wilkie, an independent MP, said Mr Abbott’s policy was illegal, severe and had caused “great suffering”.
    He has written to the court to request that prosecutors investigate whether Mr Abbott and the members of the federal cabinet have breached the Rome Statute, which deals with crimes against the humanity, or international conventions which deal with the rights of children and refugees.
    “It is not illegal to come to Australia and claim asylum, and we have a fundamental obligation to hear those claims and to give those people refuge if those claims are accurate,” Mr Wilkie said.
    Mr Abbott was elected last year after pledging to “stop the boats” and to stem the flow of asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat. Many come from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan and arrive in Australia via transit camps in Indonesia.
    Mr Abbott’s tough stance has involved intercepting the rickety boats and deporting those aboard to detention centres on the remote Pacific nation of Nauru and an island off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
    Human rights groups and the United Nations have denounced the policy and say conditions in the detention centres are inhumane.

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  14. cornlegend says:

    Is the Abbott Government ‘Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job’ program shaping up to be a dud?

    The Abbott Government Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program commenced on 1 July 2014.

    Eligible participants who have been unemployed for at least twelve months can receive financial assistance of up to $3,000 if relocating to a capital city, $6,000 if relocating to a regional area and an extra $3,000 if relocating with dependent children.

    By 22 October 2014 only 145 people out of the estimated 745,500 unemployed persons across Australia (ABS 6202.0 Labour Force statistics September 2014) used this program to move from where they were living to take up a job elsewhere.

    The Guardian reported that: In each state the majority of those relocating stayed within state borders. The largest number of relocations occurred within Queensland, where 26 of the 43 movers stayed in the state. Data showed that 30 people accessed the program from NSW, 27 from Victoria, 19 from South Australia, nine from Tasmania and six from WA. So far, no one has left the Northern Territory, but 15 people moved there from around Australia.
    These 145 jobs are allegedly in accommodation and food services, manufacturing, and agriculture, forestry and fishing.

    According to Federal Assistant Minister for Employment and Nationals MP for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker of these 97 men and 48 women, 42 were under 30 years of age and another 42 were between 30-40 years old.

    With the national unemployment rate trending at 6% and only 0.019450033534540577% of the registered unemployed participating in this program to date, it is not shaping up to be a resounding success.

    The former Federal Labor Government’s relocation incentives which commenced in early 2011 also did not have a high take up rate.

    One has to suspect that the level of financial assistance on offer does not come close to meeting real life relocation costs for the majority of long-term unemployed Australians in 2014.

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  15. cornlegend says:

    Shorter Doctors for the Environment Australia – Dear Tony, pull you head in

    Doctors For The Environment Australia:

    Letter to the Prime Minister 16-10-14

    Dear Prime Minister,

    We are writing to strongly reject your statements made on Monday 13 October regarding coal mining.

    There is no justification for the pronouncement that “coal is good for humanity”. It is in direct contradiction to all the available public health evidence.

    There is ample evidence, which we have supplied to your office, documenting the adverse health impacts that arise from air pollution (and other environmental impacts) in both coal mining communities and resulting from coal combustion more widely. In the USA, it is estimated that 23,000 people lose their lives prematurely every year as a result of coal combustion alone. This is of course exactly why the USA and Chinese governments are moving to restrict coal burning near their major cities.

    The economic costs arising from coal fired power stations have been assessed by US economist William Nordhaus (2011) and found to outweigh the value provided by as much as 5.6 times. All recently published work in this area is consistent on this point. The only reason coal can be made to appear economically viable is by the deliberate exclusion of these health and environmental costs.

    The argument that providing coal based energy is essential for improving poverty in the developing world is also not supported by the available evidence. In fact, the health impacts from coal outweigh health gains in all but the very poorest of nations. Even then, the benefit is marginal. Moreover, energy poverty can be, and is being, addressed using non-fossil fuel energy sources that do not have the same detrimental health or environmental costs.

    Use of fossil fuels, including coal, has been incontrovertibly linked to climate change. Climate change is now recognised as the greatest threat to our health this coming century (Lancet 2009). It is also the case that the poorest nations will be disproportionally impacted by the effects of climate change and the least able to adapt. If we are genuine about acting in the interests of humanity, then our focus must be to assist these developing countries with renewable energy technology and rapidly decarbonise our economy, which incidentally is the highest per capita emitter in the developed world.

    In light of these facts, it was very disturbing to health professionals to hear the statements made by you regarding coal on Monday. It is unacceptable to trade Australia’s public health for short term economic benefit. Yet this is exactly what your government is promoting.

    For these reasons, we seek an urgent response and explanation from your office and ask that your statement be retracted.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dr Kingsley Faulkner AM
    Chair
    Doctors for the Environment Australia

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Cornie, nice one, 😎 but then they’re only experts in their fields, and we all know what Abbott thinks of any experts… other than his own! 😈

      But hopefully if enough get to read it, it’ll be yet another nail in his long overdue political coffin!!!!! 😉

      Cheers mate 🙂

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        • SF says:

          Not only the nod squad, have you noticed those strange facial expressions used by MSM presenters ? — the comment below I wrote a few weeks ago but appears appropriate.

          Many a person in need of accurate information fast knows full well not to waste their time waiting on the increasingly incompetent MSM to supply their ill conceived version of events — they’ll sooner find it on the non corporately owned independent media — proven to pack a punch well above its weight — and then some.
          The MSM resorts to ”the argument of authority” — even though they’ll often use suggestive words such as, might and maybe, could or would, so and so say’s this or that without providing the actual proof where the information supplied can be independently verified* — they are leading it’s band of followers to believe that whenever an authority figure states something, it is automatically assumed to be true – no further evidence is required and ultimately this is exactly what makes them a propaganda relay.
          * Those nonexisting WMD in Iraq made an excellent example where the MSM was used as a propaganda outlet for the warmongering neocons, the consequences of those lies have killed many and are still harming civil rights around the world.
          The MSM are outmoded like a cassette player — well known for not reproducing the finer details while adding a lot of background noises — In essence, the MSM provides nothing more than news for dummies — presented by dummies reading from a teleprompter.
          The corporately owned MSM has developed a reputation that it’s a completely and utterly untrustworthy choice for providing accurate up to date information regarding current international affairs — Their description of events are unsupported by solid and independently verifiable evidence and should only to be regarded as opinions written to endorse the neocon warmongers.

          MSM tv news is a carefully choreographed piece of theater — It’s bad enough that the movement of their lips are not matching the sounds made by them — In particular note the rather odd facial expressions when these media puppets are reading their prepared script from a teleprompter — as if on cue — the frequent changes in facial expressions is most un-natural, the up and down movement of their eyebrows — the shifting and tilting of their head — Observing them at any other time confirms they’re a completely different persona who definitely do not suffer from frequent and unusual facial expressions.

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  16. cornlegend says:

    Welcome to the Institute of Public Affairs universe

    In the modern Australia, where poverty is increasingly defined as the lack of a plasma television in an otherwise opulent home….
    [Institute of Public Affairs, October 2014 occasional paper, Things are getting better all the time: A snapshot of Australian living standards in the long run]

    This self-described think tank created in 1943, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), has been keenly supported by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other right-wing politicians for many years.

    Perhaps its rather strange understanding of comparative poverty in Australia, explains the Abbott Government’s 2014-15 Federal Budget and its punitive moves against the poor.

    The real face of poverty in this country is not the absence of a plasma television
    According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics data:

    In 2011-12 there were 272,400 Australian households with incomes below $300 per week. These households contained over one million people;

    There were 105,237 people who were classified as being homeless on census night in 2011(up from 89,728 in 2006);

    The number of homeless people in improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping out on census night was 6,813; and

    In 2011 60% of homeless people were aged under 35 years, and 22% of the increase in homelessness was in the 25 to 34 years age group (up 22% to 19,311 homeless people in 2011).

    In 2012 the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) revealed 2.2 million Australians were living below the poverty line.

    Nearly 2 million people rely on some form of food aid each year and approximately half of them are children.

    The underemployment rate in Australian in 2013 was 7.5 per cent.

    Even with factors that affect labour force outcomes being the same, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people are still twice as likely as non-Indigenous people to be unemployed.

    Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.1 per cent in September 2014.

    Since January 2003 unemployment benefits have been below the Henderson Poverty Line, with a single adult of working age falling $196.02 short according to The Australia Institute:
    In 2013-2014 1 in 8 Australians couldn’t afford to pay their electricity bills.

    The Echo Netdaily reported on 1 October 2014 that one in three elderly Australians are living in poverty, despite being among the most highly educated senior citizens in the world.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      21st century Australia; Beautiful one day… 19th century the next 😯

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    • bighead1883 says:

      The ABS wars have been ongoing now for the last quarter because all of a sudden a jump of 12+% in unemployed spiked the figures.
      Cornie there was fucking panic as the cigar chomping felchers ran around and shut it all down.
      The ABS site is now a who the fuck knows because the gov claims the figures are wrong blah blah balh.
      The LNP accused the ABS of working with Labor to make them look bad,as if they need the ABS to help them do that the fuktards.
      Anyway Morgans have been trying to keep their own tabs but the word on the street [twitter] is for them to behave or fuking Brandis themselves out.
      I see they`re back to just over 6.1% haha at ABS and 8.3% at Morgans.
      So Cornie the LNP is bullying these agencies to give WTF figures.
      The ANZ job indicator is also lying
      The USA beat you home mate.

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    • Jim says:

      You had to have an address to get benefits. Things got too complicated otherwise.
      Of the tallied homeless now, just as many are not written down and transient but have an address to write. Just as many are transient across the nation living on the road and sorting matters. I’ve done it. Being high profile, copped the right royal f around reserved for those offensive to the lordships of the higher trades and arts . Benefits cut off, interviews about nothing in particular coming out of thin air requiring attendance 500 klms away etc etc etc.
      Because the poor are valued in the cities for rent and woolworths etc,immigration, rentals of dog boxes in country centres and prices of distance high via cartage, it is not feasible anymore to move how this country was once structured under freedoms we’ve since been plundered of. Councils are highly corporate militant and organised. It comes from the top, labor and liberal, the laberals and any one else who made it prior to about, lets say Keating.
      The cops are hunting people from harmless campsites in mars landscapes and environments, forcing to private caravan parks, motels or f off and try your luck in the next Stalag. Country towns have cops corrupted to wealthy, progress assoc , business class etc. No social life, high prices etc etc . Health etc
      Because Australian mobilty has been slaughtered for the new ethics.
      The wealth figures and the rise of the 1% do not lie. The coinciding of the spy regime just a coincedence.As too the transposing of America and its ills and cures onto a vast nation needing different attention.
      Too much too say and to explain.

      Truthy , the point of my links concerning entertainment industry, i will sum up like this.
      As with legal and health the people have been thugged. All those above the personalities and sentiments , aura’s , talents and arts, charisma, get paid full as if they are those personalities adored and called for by the public. No jatter how bad or haphazard their talent, or lucky to have associations. Their work is wined and dined and paid – taken in full- of their manufactured art and intelligence amongst the other predators.
      All paid in full and the actual talent , persona, art, that the public is demanding is paid as a waitress wage.
      Many dont relate that happening to the whole, this servitude of ruthless conniving pigs who flash cash to equal themselves with god , jesus , beauty, swing dicks, images and popular projections or publicly demanded freaks of art and talent. The predator syndrome, is dressed daily as something else across the board, health legal , business, corpirate. That is what is not changing hindering the growth of humans, earth and inteligence. The media and heights have run out of bullshit, as the psychotics who maintain it.
      The meek inherit the Earth, all six foot of it. Until pushed too far.
      Clive will be gone soon, as Osama , as the other freak mentioned recently heading isis here in Australia. But we have their mess for their big orgasm on the country.
      Bit worried about the table water with Clive. Budgie syndrome. Osama was a failed playboy, nothing went his way, especially from others male and female. His dick didnt truly swing and he was upset about that. Budgie syndrome.

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  17. bighead1883 says:

    The Groundhog Day which IA has become has totally shit me off now.
    I`m sick of telling the smart arses that blue and yellow make green

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Biggy… “Blue and Yellow make green” 😀 ❤ it 😆

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    • cornlegend says:

      Biggy.
      I don’t know what IA has turned into or how it happened but they have the greatest collection of nutters on there this side of Pickering .
      One non stop poster professes to life long Labor membership and has not got a clue,
      One Labor supporter pushing for Labor wants them preferenced 2nd behind Palmer.
      One demanding Penny Wong as PM immediately , another, Doug Cameron, also immediately, one wanting an amalgamation of the ALP /Greens.
      Then 3 did a comparison of those equal to Gough
      “Surely do but I would add Janine Haines, Bob Brown, Paul Keating.”
      ” Scott Ludlum, Robin Chapple” {who ?}
      “And Adam Bandt & Lee Rhiannon are standouts”
      then a whole bunch of wankers with absolutely no frigging idea .
      Yet, you try to pull them up, and you get moderated.
      Mate I have enough grey hairs

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      • bighead1883 says:

        They`ve come out of the woodwork and hey Frank and Russ go about it correctly as snipers.
        I thought the LNP dorks were dumb but hey there`s no monopoly on it as you clearly describe.
        Diamond Joe is a few screws short of a black and white valve TV set m8

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      • melaine says:

        My money would be on them being the new reworked form of rwnj paid troll – divide and conquer being the new idea… just a thought 😉

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        • Gilly says:

          I think you are spot on Mel. Before the election the r.w. attacks on the blog sites were more “in your face” now that Tabbit is not all that he was put up to be, they are trying flank attacks. You know any lie with a hint of truth has more punch. I think they call it spin, it only makes me dizzy.

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          • melaine says:

            Noticed the rabid ones all went a tad quiet for a few weeks Gilly, then all of a sudden across a few sites these ‘new’ folk appeared all nicely nicely to start then the little tweeks here and there… seems to me they are not as secure as they would like to be and are doing whatever is necessary to keep the balls in the air and the illusion spun…

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        • bighead1883 says:

          Pizza mel 🙂 ?

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          • melaine says:

            Would rather a custard tart BH 😉

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          • bighead1883 says:

            Occupy Sydney ‏@occupySYDNEY 3m3 minutes ago
            Rick Muir ,Nick Xenophon and John Madigan join miner/politician Clive Palmer to pass Abbott’s Climate denial… http://fb.me/2ZDfFPoFb

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            • cornlegend says:

              Biggy.
              it would have got through anyway.
              After the Greens wrecked Rudds ETS which wasn’t perfect but could have built to a scheme supported by all Parties – the Greens
              She tried this on
              Christine Milne offers to pass Direct Action if RET stays
              Milne called Direct Action a “pathetic ill-defined excuse for climate action” but said the Greens would negotiate with the government to improve it on condition the RET remained unchanged.

              Now she is giving Palmer and the others a tongue lash for what she would have done anyway

              http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/christine-milne-offers-to-pass-direct-action-if-renewable-energy-target-stays

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              • bighead1883 says:

                The scabs are coming off and the blue sores appear.
                I know there is no chance to stop anything in reality and they`re going to play a game I know only too well.

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              • bighead1883 says:

                DD wil want to become another Aianna Huffington believe you me if he can somehow take it there.
                Arianna Huffington – S.H.A.M.E. Profile – S.H.A.M.E. Project
                shameproject.com/profile/arianna-huffington/
                If Huffington has a conscience, she will sit down when the AOL check arrives and … starting with Mayhill Fowler, the blogger who broke the “clinging to guns and … —Chris Hedges on Arianna’s $315 million sale of the Huffington Post to AOL;

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                • SF says:

                  That would not surprise me in the slightest – could you please tell me more about the functionality of this site, which boxes to tick if I chose to be notified of replies via email.

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                • Bighead1883 says:

                  OK SF 🙂 if you write a piece or comment or reply you`ll see below the type box a small square saying “Notify me of new comments via email” tick that and any further comment by anyone will appear in your email inbox.
                  Cornie 🙂 has been away a good part of the year and this page of his has plenty of Labor updates as you`ll see if you go back into “older pages”
                  The Lounge is where we hang out with virtual bar and plenty of custard tarts [courtesy of mel 🙂 }
                  When you hover your cursor over the lounge you`ll see other places like the dungeon and of course the Soapbox page for just when you have to let fly with all guns blazing.
                  Truthy : smile: is the bestest host eva 😆

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                • Truth Seeker says:

                  Aw shuck 😳 you’re too kind mate 😉

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      • SF says:

        Hit nail on head and explains why I rarely drop in — moderation overkill — both publicly and privately !

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        • Bighead1883 says:

          Nice to have the Southern Fink 🙂 aboard

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          • SF says:

            All good (^^,) ran out of replies, what’s the difference of being notified of new posts and comments — which box should be used for replies ?

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            • Bighead1883 says:

              Where you see reply under a comment hit reply
              If the line of replies has gone to the right of the page and long and thin like this reply will it`ll finally run out of reply space.
              Start in a new box again is best as we`ve all tried to make the long skinny one word line but it doesn`t work and only stuffs up the page..
              Diamond Joe [zirconia we call him] is losing the plot I believe
              Once you believe your own bullshit it`s over and you have to get a brain readjustment
              i love writing shitloads of spin as politics deserves this,but I know what my spin is unlike zircon who adds and adds.
              But as you know finding stories about what is really going down or even being reported overseas is the jewel in the net.
              Like right now there no BRICS talk in Australian MSM and this is the whole fiscal world`s game changer
              The freakin MSM want to report how inflation in Russia has hit 17.5% and the Ruble has lost 30% of value but they wont report that Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa either have now or will be the beginning of 2015 {12 days time] cease trading in $US.
              The stockmarkets are about to crash like #WTC7

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              • Bighead1883 says:

                http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-12/brics-summit-preview/5592314
                BRICS bank to defy Western clout in global finances
                In-depth articles
                What the new bank of BRICS is all about

                The Washington Post‎ – Jul 2014
                As World Cup fever recedes, this week in Fortaleza heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (the so-called BRICS countries) agreed to establish a New …
                5 Lessons From the Rise of the BRICs

                The Atlantic‎ – Feb 2012
                As investors and economic analysts cast about for the next batch of high-growth markets, let’s pause to recall the lessons from the BRICs: (1) Work on the middle-income transition plan; …
                The trillion-dollar club

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              • SF says:

                It’s always been about isolating Russia and applying the brakes to the rise of the economic powerhouse — China.

                The decision to go ahead with economic sanctions against Russia, was unfounded, it was based on the unverified and unsupported evidence from social media that Russia was entirely responsible for the shooting down of MH 17. on July 17 2014. ( Another example of the MSM jumping on the bandwagon — (a logical fallacy.)

                Sure you remember, just before — during the 14, 15 and 16 July — BRICS nations announced the release of an alternative new world reserve currency — Which could offer serious competition to the rival the current global reserve currency, the US dollar.

                Economic sanctions against Russia are looking more and more like protecting the dominance of the Petro dollar — ensuring the US hegemony.

                The August 8 agreement ensures the truth will not be exposed to daylight.

                So who is telling the big lie on Ukraine ?

                Ukrainian soldiers have been dodging rebel bullets while Hunters Bidens firms fracking equipment is being installed behind their backs ! — you see, in the conditionalities of that IMF loan — it was stipulated that eastern Ukraine open herself up to hydraulic fracturing, (and GMO farming)

                Eastern Ukraine has the largest deposits if shale rock formations in Europe, for the neocons that’s plenty of motive not to let the rebels hold that territory.

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              • SF says:

                Thanks to skating all over the web I’ve been exposed to many a site, among my favorites, Counterpunch and Consortium, Vineyard of the Saker Washington blog, all have quality writers punching seriously good articles… there are many more.

                As for Z losing the plot it might be a little late for that…3 people have confirmed his deceptive editing yet Z’s hypocrisy remains truly astounding — a drama queen of the highest order — You might have guessed that the topic was being changed when I mentioned the liker bot — one of the characteristics of the bot is the speed with which the votes appear. We never claimed that Z used one, just certain similarities have been noted after he comments — Like was mentioned and removed, some people like to think they’re more equal than others, and even appear to enjoy some sort of immunity that allows them to commit one logical fallacy after another.

                Donkey’s [insert sound ]political motivation is rather contrasting, last year they were against fracking, this week they’re promoting gas exploration, (perhaps they’re getting paid to post the article ?)

                Ultimately it’s up to each site to post what they want, even if they change their mind.

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                • Bighead1883 says:

                  I`d been getting the free Foreign Policy and subscribe [pay] now as it shows much of the elite`s desire dressed in Democratic concern which is celophane to me but shows their madness and greed.
                  The Clearing House is good as you know but Global Research has the best indicators of WTF is really going down and it ain`t pretty as the whole house of cards is wobbly like a fresh turd.
                  This thread is to thin to continue mate as the reply function will soon cease

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  18. Rhonda Perssons says:

    On Sunrise this morning David Koch asked the finance minister about the fuel tax. Increase according to Abbott 40c per week. According to motoring bodies closer to $3 per week. Apparently it is not a tax to us motorists, it is only a tax to the fuel suppliers. So if after it has been charged and found to have not gone through parliament any refunds would only go to the fuel supplier. To bad about all the motorists.. what I would like to know is the Carbon Tax that was not a Tax, was only paid by large polluters with a dribble down effect, same as the fuel increase.. I guess different rules apply to LNP.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Rhonda, thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes, in reality it’s just another form of …”Carbon Tax” 😯 but then, this from a government (?) that lies about everything, including lying O_o 😈

      Cheers 🙂

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    • cornlegend says:

      A CArbon Tax hit approximately 500 businesses which were comprised of Australia’s heaviest polluters
      Ordinary people were compensated.
      Firstly, the tax-free threshold was more than tripled from $6,000 to $18,200, exempting 1 million people from the need to pay income tax or file a tax return. People earning less than $80,000 per year received a tax cut, which for most will equal approximately $300 per year. Secondly, generous assistance was also provided to households through welfare payments. Pensioners and self-funded retirees, as well as family payment recipients and other allowance recipients had their payments increase.
      As you point out the fuel tax has not been through Parliament.
      This will either be a benefit to the Government {excise} or a bonanza for the fuel companies, at a cost to motorists {no compensation like the Carbon price }
      Keep your Fuel reciepts.
      If this fails Parliament, Fuel companies will gain a windfall couple of billion and it has been mooted that if that is the case, there could be a class action through the ACCC

      The main difference being one {the Carbon Tax} hit big polluters and compensated households
      The fuel excise hits all Australians to the benefit of Government or Fuel companies

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Morning Cornie… you early bird you 😉

        Yes mate, that’s exactly right. 😯

        The thing that really pisses me off is that the senate are still dealing with them at all. 😡 IMHO as soon as this latest exercise in mendacity should have been enough for them to withdraw from all negotiations, until the legislation was voted on, and defeated!

        And now that the self serving Palmer has backed the “Direct no action plan”, whilst declaring that this will put us back in the forefront of the world wide climate change debate, it’s “Crystal Clear” to anyone with even half a brain that Palmer is just another self serving Liberal with zero credibility! 👿

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        • bighead1883 says:

          Palmers reality makes him far more dangerous to Australias well being in that he weilds power like Vince Gair did but won`t do the Gair on his own.

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        • cornlegend says:

          early bird quick trip to the airport mate

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          • Truth Seeker says:

            How’s the senator going since your return? 😀

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            • cornlegend says:

              Mate, “Joe ” is cruising, once I got it going again.
              The bloody battery went flat while we were away and I had to get all the computers reset
              Frigging nightmare the vehicles of today .
              Mate I yearn for a bloody good Hemi 265 or a holden 186 or 257 .
              Change the plugs and points, top up the oil and drive for a year

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              • Truth Seeker says:

                Yeah mate, I rarely even open the bonnet of ours, where once I would change clutches, gearboxes, even motors, now I can’t even change a spark plug or do an oil change 😦

                Mind you a lot of that is due to my lungs 😦 but the computers and general electronics makes it all way too hard, and too far out of reach O_o

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      • Jim says:

        Those million tax exempt mentioned live in hell. One foot in homelessness and hell and the other in a storm.
        The fuel tax may be threat/punishment.
        Some US senatirs are calling for abolishment of parties and raising discussions.

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        • Jim says:

          The abominable living /survival costs here are no help. An endless juggling act of bills and costs unless you can sit prostrate in a chair staring at attrocious television with no life . There needs to be some form of regulation to quell the gouging and forced monopolies.
          The fuel hike will be hell and condensing centralize even more and with the housing situation and futures. The middle class may get just deserts.

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  19. bighead1883 says:

    I`m taking a different tack for an hour or so
    I`ve picked a fight on Foreign Policy with a bleeding heart Zionist loving article with Israeli`s crying that one of the POTUS`s staff called Nethanyehu chickenshit
    I told them this.
    IDF are real fun on Twitter because if you don`t agree that Killing Palestinians is fun and killing their kids and pregnant women is even more fun well then they brand you as anti semitic,arseholes they are.
    Bighead1883 2 minutes ago
    Is that all?

    Zionist child murdering invader is much closer to the mark

    And I`m not anti Semite but I am anti Zionism

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  20. cornlegend says:

    OPEN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER – REMOTE COMMUNITIES

    Posted on 28 November 2014

    Dear Prime Minister,

    The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has noted that the Western Australian and South Australian governments have threatened to shut down services to small and remote townships of the Aboriginal Peoples. We bring this matter to your government for urgent attention to Australian policy regarding the rights of First Peoples.

    The First Peoples of Australia had, and will always have, inherent rights to exist on and develop our lands and territories. These rights derive from the continuing and ancient title to these lands and territories, and according to our collective rights to self-determination as Peoples.

    By circumstances of Australia’s colonial and post-colonial history, and particularly in the absence of a consent agreement for acquisition and distribution of the wealth from our lands, territories and resources, our Peoples hold as a very minimum the right to enjoy equal outcomes from social and economic advancements benefiting all Australians. This must be clearly understood and respected by all governments in Australia.

    The WA government apparently intends to target Aboriginal Peoples on the one hand, whilst continuing to provide high standards of municipal services to non-Indigenous citizens on the other. We cannot accept the WA and SA governments have legitimate authority under Australian or international law to racially discriminate to disrupt or destroy the livelihoods, accommodations or habitat of the First Peoples of Australia.

    Congress must also take into account that other States may be contemplating reduction or withdrawal of services to our Peoples in the same way as Western Australia and South Australia.

    Constitutionally, the Australian Government has the highest authority in the nation in order to promote and protect the rights of the First Peoples of Australia.

    It is part of the international responsibilities and it is a responsibility that should not and cannot be discarded or devolved to other levels of government.

    Congress brings to your attention that your government essentially reaffirmed its obligations to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples a few months ago at the United Nations General Assembly, during the high-level plenary session known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

    The national government holds ultimate responsibility to promote and respect equality and non-discrimination in the nation and, in that context, also to ensure our Peoples are correctly acknowledged as rights holders as Indigenous Peoples.

    These standards to which we refer are enshrined in the human rights treaties that Australia has signed and ratified, along with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    Congress requests your government immediately affirm to the states and territories that rights of the First Peoples are paramount in any fiscal arrangements to address social and economic development.

    We consider it appropriate that this matter also be discussed at the next Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting.

    Congress also requests an urgent meeting with you to further discuss this important matter.

    Yours sincerely,

    Kirstie Parker and Les Malezer,
    Congress Co-Chairs

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    • S says:

      The very reasons for closing down remote indigenous communities completely defies any logic.

      The Abbott government’s explanation — for closing these remote communities — claims that it’s costing too much.

      Governments decision to purchase an executive jet with a 250 million price tag immediately exposes it’s hypocrisy.

      500 million for two additional Boeing C-17 Globemaster transport jets for the airforce.

      3 Billion of a spy drone fleet.

      The sums of this aviation extravaganza is many times more than the sum with held to keep these much needed remote communities functioning.

      Cue bono – It’s far more likely that the logic behind the forced closure of remote communities and removal of the people living there is related to creating economic opportunity for the mining giants.

      The forced removal of indigenous people is happening all over the planet – Tell Obama – Stop State Kidnapping Of Lakota Children The Sioux have their children removed, with the immediate effect that they are prevented from learning the old ways – ultimately the Sioux are also sitting on mineral rich lands that needs to be vacated in order to weaken resistance to mineral exploration including oil and fracking.

      Africa can provide more examples still — summed up it’s corporate influence manipulation over government matters, ultimately the BIG banks.

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  21. Bighead1883 says:

    Ah some of the reshuffle

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  22. Bighead1883 says:

    Merry Xmas mate,
    Hey Cornie here`s Joe at it 8 hours ago and the top one is what came to my email inbox and the bottom one is what is posted.
    Still no manners as to ‘editing’
    It`s on the EAP story if you even bother and I`ve put down a reply but I think I`ll starve him of my attention and erase it and ignore the wanker.
    One other Liberal idiot who replied to you gave you some stick so I sorted him and he`s now modded out [without my asking or flagging]

    DiamondJoe
    Except of course for the fact that Peter Moran ran as an independent for Shellharbour Council in 2011, the year of the most recent election for Shellharbour Council, and the fall in the Green vote Federally occurred in 2013.

    So if Cornlegend’s implying the Green Federal result in 2013 had anything to do with Moran standing as an independent in that council election, he’s straight-out lying.

    As was the case when he tried this one 9 months ago, and I rumbled him on this then too
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    DiamondJoe Bighead1883 • 8 hours ago
    Except for the fact the year Peter Moran ran as an independent for Shellharbour Council, the most recent council election there, was 2011 – two years before the 2013 Federal election.

    Proof positive that any claim that Green results in the 2013 Federal election had anything to do with Moran standing as an independent in that council election would be an obvious fabrication. As I said last time I saw that post. 9 months ago.

    Oh, and on Peter Moran’s results in the State seat of Shellharbour in 2011: 15.3% – up 7.7% on the Green vote in 2007. In other words, doubling the Green state vote there. Might’ve had something to do with him winning that council seat the same year. CL avoids mentioning this. Certainly contradicts his “poor to terrible” narrative.

    Here’s an appropriate song at this point…
    Some lame Zirconic wank thing like any meme`s or pics he posts-Hey Chuck Norris [peekin in the window]

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  23. cornlegend says:

    Hey Biggy.
    I just read this,
    “So if Cornlegend’s implying the Green Federal result in 2013 had anything to do with Moran standing as an independent in that council election, he’s straight-out lying.

    As was the case when he tried this one 9 months ago, and I rumbled him on this then too”
    what a lot of shit.
    It is my turn with they frigging moron tomorrow, and he can run and sook to DD all he likes.
    He is like a little girl,

    a gutless prick

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    • Bighead1883 says:

      mate his story was pulled apart and then joe came along and carved him up.
      But Cornie he`s an idiot and i warned him that I posted his original.
      He just makes shit up in his head,he`s mad and just changes the story all the time.
      He used to have some commenting buddies that have deserted him and the upvotes come like lightening as if there 6 or so people hanging on every word of his.
      He still edits the posts at will
      In short he is a troll and a gutless prick.
      He can`t say I am wrong and end it he`ll carry on 4eva.

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      • S says:

        The upvotes by itself are circumstantial, It’s when upvotes are frequently made by what’s considered ”dormant” accounts that they become suspicious.

        It’s when these dormant accounts frequently and immediately appear to upvote the most trivial of comments that mere coincidence should be ruled out.

        Consider, several people all sitting around monitoring their dash which would require frequent updating to stay informed of Z latest comment so they can give it an up vote. No not bloody likely and thus I’m thinking proxies.

        Imagine, staying ”signed in” to a comment account while not making any comments defies logic.

        For a registered account to vote up or down one must be signed in to that account, not signed in will return an upvote as guest.

        The other notable event is that Z appears to be under protection immunity even, comments that contradict Z swiftly disappear while the same cannot be said in return.
        think about who is able to offer that form of protection and what are they’re all about, conclusion is that they’re a political site following a particular angle, there might be consequences for those not fitting in.

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        • Bighead1883 says:

          Exactly S [you write like Southern Fink} whom I believe this is
          Accept my apology if I`m wrong

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          • S says:

            I had intended to remain somewhat anonymous.

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            • Bighead1883 says:

              I`ve had too many online conversations with you mate but S it is.

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              • S says:

                All good Biggie my bad, goes to show how easy it is to recognize a writing style.

                More on the other subject.

                It becomes completely pointless for anyone to enter into a debate when they know that the other side is somehow able to have their opponents replies deleted only to edit their own into whatever they like.

                Flagging Z did not work, not even 10 x with a proxy server = protected.

                So what does that say about the site, ultimately they appear to be condoning that type of behavior?

                Scrolling down the dash I decided to explore a new feature that I have ignored so far, with absolute horror I noticed some of the biggest trolls are recommended people.

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                • Bighead1883 says:

                  That`s the Disqus dash I presume.
                  It`s going to be on at IA on the One Term Tony story and I flagged Jexpat the other day and the comments got the mod along with mine-but he`d lost the argument by then and I thought Hmm waddafuk,but who cares?new day and more Greens to pick while the Sun shines,the LNP don`t come over and I have to Twitter to slap a few of those.

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                • consider says:

                  S – I agree with your comments re IA and DJ. If you care to read some earlier discussion about the matter on this site of Truthy’s you will find it in the LOUNGE archive 5 on 25/10/14 starting at 9.49am. Also another discussion in the same Lounge archive 5 on 18/11/14 at 2.25pm where I posted my reasons for cancelling IA’s newsletter and not taking any further discussion on IA.
                  Cheers mate

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                • Truth Seeker says:

                  Hey Consider 🙂

                  Hope you and Consderette are having a good Sunday 😉

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  24. Bighead1883 says:

    I sent you an email Cornie concening this but I originally had it wrong and Al Jazeera cleared it up for me.
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/12/sierra-leone-orders-lockdown-over-ebola-2014122419513932189.html

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  25. consider says:

    G’day Truthy, yes thanks mate. Just watching the cricket in between ducking out to fertilise the orchids while the rain’s around. Hope you and all the truthseekers are enjoying their Sunday as well. 🙂
    Cheers 🙂

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  26. cornlegend says:

    Sunday, 15 March 2015
    Was a whistle about to blow regarding Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce misleading Parliament?

    A public servant gives evidence at a Senate Estimates Committee hearing on 5 March 2015.

    The Guardian 10 March 2015:

    The secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Paul Grimes, has gone on unexpected leave after requesting an extraordinary Senate committee hearing in order to provide “highly pertinent” information about a long-running saga over changes to the official Hansard record of answers given by his minister, Barnaby Joyce.
    At the heart of the controversy is Joyce’s insistence to the parliament that corrections to the Hansard record of an incorrect answer he gave regarding drought support loans on 20 October had been made by his staff, without his knowledge, and that he had asked for the changes to be reversed when he became aware that they had been made.

    The opposition agriculture spokesman, Joel Fitzgibbon, has been questioning whether Joyce did know about, or request, the changes – an allegation which, if proven, would mean Joyce had committed the sackable offence of misleading the House of Representatives.

    http://northcoastvoices.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/was-whistle-about-to-blow-regarding.html

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Cornie 🙂

      Mate, Bananaby is just one of many that have blatantly mislead parliament , from Abbott down! 😯

      But this one is pretty blatant, and he is such a knob anyway, it’s hard to see how he can get away with it… But then corruption and lies are in their DNA, and we are talking about the LNP! 😈

      Cheers mate 🙂

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    • Bighead1883 says:

      Good morning Truthy 🙂 and Cornie 🙂
      This even goes further with the Departmental head in charge of seeing FOI requests being granted or not.
      This same head was quoted to have said that under the previous 2 governments FOI was freely given when requested and that he was soft on it,whereas now his position was hard about FOI {WTF}
      That link must be a couple of lounge pages back as I looked for ir on the last page without luck.

      Cornie I believe you are definitely onto the rat here as Barnaby has bee involved with skulduggery ever since being elected to New England and I hope Joel Fitzgibbon can nail his arse and force the idiot to resign
      I don`t believe the LNP will ever win New England again after Bananaboy and the CSG debacles as well.

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  27. Judes says:

    Penny Wong has just been asked about this on ABC 24 this morning. She has stated that Dr Grimes was sacked because he refused to take part in the Abbott Gov cover up of this changing of hansard affair ! And that parilament should be following up on the whole thing ! … Can we see THAT happening ??. Not likely.
    Should Madam Beehive be going hard on this one YES!

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  28. cornlegend says:

    The self-styled Australian Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs* “just doesn’t have knowledge”

    The Sydney Morning Herald 15 March 2015:

    A passionate supporter of recognition, Mr Dodson said he feared that indigenous people would fail to see value in it against the backdrop of cuts to programs, especially those supporting indigenous rangers and legal services, and the push to cut funding to remote communities.

    “If moderate indigenous voices make their concerns known, many of the well-disposed Australians will say, ‘If the Aboriginal people don’t see much advantage or opportunity or progress in the recognition, why should we bother to take that step?’

    “This is a serious matter. If you are going to recognise Aboriginal people, what is the substance of it? The substance we are seeing at the moment is this: ‘We’re going to close down communities, force you into assimilation kind of activities, deny your right to have sites protected, and reject your cultural base to exist.

    “It’s an appalling concept to be saying we want to recognise your culture and your ancient history and your continuing existence when, in fact, that continuing existence is one that, in reality, you are trying to wipe out.”

    Mr Dodson, 67, was the founding chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and became known as the “father of reconciliation”. He was also a commissioner for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

    After some four decades of advocacy for his people, Mr Dodson confessed he had never felt so disheartened at the direction of policy.

    “I’ve normally been a fairly optimistic sort of individual in relation to Aboriginal affairs because there was always an avenue for dialogue with whoever was running the country, whether it was the Liberals or the Labor Party.

    “Now you can’t even have the debate.”

    He called on Mr Abbott to re-engage with indigenous leaders, saying the convening of a meeting was the crucial first step.
    “We’ve got to get away from just thinking about program and policy and start thinking in terms of a relationship.

    “Does Australia want to have a relationship with Aboriginal people, or does it not? Or does it simply want to improve the management and control systems over the lives of Aboriginal people? That’s the seminal issue.

    “Everything to date has been about management. How do we keep them in the reserves, isolated from the public? Then, how do we force them into some form of assimilation? And now? No one knows where it is going now.

    “It’s a full-on assault on those areas where languages and cultures at least have been sustained. That’s a recipe for disaster because there is no evidence that people in the cities and the towns have fared any better.”

    Mr Dodson expressed doubts as to whether Mr Abbott was up to the task, saying the Prime Minister’s remarks about those living on remote communities exercising a “lifestyle choice” highlighted his lack of understanding.

    “I don’t think he’s capable of it, despite his good wishes or his best intentions. He just doesn’t have knowledge and without knowledge he’s not going to be able to do much to take the country forward around indigenous relationships and non-indigenous relationships. That’s the sad part about it.”

    The Guardian 15 March 2015:

    Tony Abbott has refused to concede that saying Aboriginal people who live in remote communities have made a “lifestyle choice” was a poor choice of words as the father of reconciliation issued a public plea to rebuild relations with Indigenous people.
    The Australian prime minister has suffered near universal criticism from Aboriginal leaders over his “lifestyle choice” comments last week when he was defending the closure of Indigenous communities in Western Australia.
    He has refused to apologise for the remarks and stood by them when asked if he would at least concede it was a poor choice of words.
    “I’m not going to concede that. I accept people have a right to be critical of me, but I’m certainly not going to concede that,” he told Sky News on Saturday.

    * “I want a new engagement with Aboriginal people to be one of the hallmarks of an incoming Coalition government and, if elected, this will start from week one with the establishment of a Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council.” [Prime Minister Tony Abbott as then Opposition Leader on 10 August 2013]

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    Wednesday, 18 March 2015
    And then he blocked me…..

    On 16 March 2015 North Coast Voices posted The flood next time…. which looked at the issue of flood levees in the Clarence Valley that had sections that were in poor or very poor condition.

    The post carried photographs of the Wilton Park, Waterview levee such as this:

    This is the exchange on the subject which ended with Clarence Valley Council Mayor Richie Williamson blocking North Coast Voices’ tweets:

    So I had a big grin on my face yesterday as I listened to this very same mayor (relying on the same facts as the North Coast Voices post) supporting a notice of motion that sought a report to councillors on the condition of its flood levees and, heard him admit the public safety issue and commit council to repair the damaged Waterview levee ahead of any NSW Government monetary compensation for this repair.

    The grin grew even broader as I heard him address some of his remarks directly to local mainstream media.

    UPDATE

    Apparently breakfast announcer with Radio 2GF Grafton, NSW Nationals party member (and campaign manager for Nats MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis), Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson, who characterizes his Twitter account thus;

    has taken exception to North Coast Voices yet again;

    Apparently official contributors to North Coast Voices (all of whom are Clarence Valley electors) are something to defecate on for this particular mayor.

    For a local government councillor, who has been in office for ten years, it seems that à la Animal Farm some electors are definitely more equal than others.

    An impressive own goal for a mayor hoping to be re-elected in around 541 days.

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    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott just demolished one of his latest reasons for proposing deregulation of university fees

    This was Prime Minister Tony Abbott being quoted in The Australian on 14 March 2015 concerning his desire to deregulate university fees:

    Mr Abbott said just one Australian university was now ranked in the world’s top 50.
    “Why not try to get two in the top 20. Unless we take the dead hand of Canberra away that is going to be extremely difficult,” he said.

    It seems Mr. Abbott has either not bothered to research the issue and relied on a single recent newspaper report or he is just making things up again because he knows News Corp media is not going to challenge the nonsense he spouts.

    The 2014-15 Times Higher Education world university rankings survey (covering 400 universities) lists five Australian universities in the top 100 and two, I repeat two, in the top 50 universities.

    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014-15/world-ranking

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    Food to cost more, be of poorer quality, often tasteless or scarce as the number of very hot days per year keep increasing in Australia

    The bad news continues…..

    APPETITE FOR CHANGE GLOBAL WARMING IMPACTS ON FOOD AND FARMING REGIONS IN AUSTRALIA (Melbourne University, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, March 2015):

    With 93% of the food we eat grown here in Australia, the future of Australian farming matters to all of us. Australia is lucky to have a strong agricultural sector that plays a pivotal role in contributing to the Australian economy and defining Australian culture.

    In 2012-13 the gross value of total Australian agricultural production was $48 billion. But Australian agriculture is at a turning point. We are halfway through what scientists refer to as the ‘critical decade’ to act on climate change. And with less than a 1-degree global average rise in temperatures, climate change is already impacting a suite of Australian-grown commodities and will continue to impact farmers if stronger global efforts to reduce carbon pollution are not forthcoming.

    Australian agriculture is heavily reliant on predictable rainfall and temperature to maintain production of high quality food. Australian farmers have always faced a highly variable climate, but now climate change adds significant additional complexity to their management.

    According to the CSIRO, production from cropping and livestock is projected to decline by 2030 over much of southern Australia due to increased drought and the fact that the availability of nutrients will limit productivity in most Australian landscapes. Heat and drought are likely to reduce the quality of grain, grape, vegetable, fruit, and other crops. A 20% reduction in rainfall could reduce pasture productivity by 15%, and livestock weight gain by 12%, which would substantially reduce farm income.

    There is likely to be a southward movement of pests and diseases as the southern regions warm. Food production in Australia will need to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. But there are limits to the temperatures and extreme weather events that farmers will be able to adapt to. Some industries are already relocating to new regions now more suited to their production systems, causing disruption to rural communities. …..

    Excerpt from accompanying media release, 15 March 2015:

    Key findings of the report reveal that:

    * Dairy foods are likely to be affected by warmer temperatures and more heat waves, as heat stress on dairy cows typically reduces milk yield by 10-25 per cent, and by up to 40 per cent in extreme heat wave conditions.

    * A warmer and drier climate will pose significant challenges to beef production systems in southern Australia. Southern pasture growing seasons are expected to contract, while increased heat stress may lead farmers to choose more heat tolerant cattle breeds possibly of lower meat-eating
    quality.

    * Warmer temperatures adversely affect the flavour of carrots, as well as their texture and physical structure. Higher temperatures associated with climate change are likely to make carrot production less viable in warmer areas with shifts to cooler regions such as Tasmania.

    * Extremely hot weather can reduce the quality of bee honey and has other flow-on effects such as reduced pollination for fruit trees.

    * Higher temperatures and humidity can cause “late blight” in potatoes, which rots the tubers and makes them inedible.

    * Chickens are sensitive to heat stress, which will affect the quality of their meat. Increased droughts around the world are also leading to more volatility in the price of grain used to feed chicken.

    * Temperatures above 27°C will potentially cause bolting (prematurely running to seed) and poor colouring in beetroots.

    * Climate change is likely to reduce reliable rainfall and place pressure on water availability in Australia’s current major rice-growing regions.

    * Rainfall and temperature changes will affect wheat growth, with lower and more variable production forecasted. The zinc and iron concentrations of Australian wheat are projected to be 5-10 per cent lower by the middle of the century, adding to pressures associated with malnutrition.

    * Climate change is acidifying our coastal waters making it harder for shellfish to build their shells.

    * Fruit trees and nuts in southern Australia will not get cold enough in winter to signal fruit development.

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    Tuesday, 17 March 2015
    Destroy the Joint is counting dead women – Part Two

    As of 2 March 2015 two women were killed by violence every week this year in Australia.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/destroy-the-joint/counting-dead-women-australia-2015/839061602808252

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    In which Australian Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s nose grows longer and longer…..

    The Australian depiction of Christopher Pyne and his deregulated university course fees

    This was the Australian Education Minister Christopher Pyne being interviewed by The Insiders program on 15 March 2015:

    Labor of course are the only reason why the crossbenchers are where the action is because Labor’s taken themselves out of the conversation by being political opportunists, except of course we now see that they represent an existential threat to universities because of Kim Carr’s policy of putting caps back on, paying on outcomes and shutting out low socioeconomic status students from university.

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics Education and Work, Australia, May 2014 clearly states that:

    Of those engaged in formal study, approximately 1.2 million (40%) were attending a higher education institution….
    More than one third (39%) of people aged 15–64 years who were enrolled in a non-school qualification were studying for a Bachelor Degree….

    Leaving aside the fact that is was past Labor federal governments which introduced first free university education then later low, no-interest loans to meet the shortfall between government funding of university places and course costs and, even adjusting this attendance figure for overseas students studying in this country, that still leaves an est. 1 million domestic university students of which an est 17.5% are from low socio-economic backgrounds.

    In fact, the reason that the percentage stands nationally at an est. 17.5 is because the former Gillard Labor Government uncapped Commonwealth supported student places at Australian universities under the demand-driven system in 2012 and, this led to an immediate 0.5% enrolment increase within twelve months of low socio-economic students [Socio-economic Status of Schools and University Academic Performance: Implications for Australia’s Higher Education Expansion, December 2014]

    Some universities can now boast 20% or more students from low-income family backgrounds.

    When comparing the percentage of such students in the final years of the Gillard Government with percentages during the Howard Coalition Government, it is clear that numbers being admitted to university from this group were lower during the Howard years – in the first three years the percentage never rose above 14.7% [Socioeconomic Background and Higher Education Participation, 2002] and didn’t reach 16% until the early 2000s.

    Mr. Pyne appears to have offered up his strange claims to voters before this.

    As Labor’s higher education policy, the Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry Kim Carr pointed out at a Universities Australia conference on 12 March 2015.

    The Minister and some supporters of deregulation have chosen to wilfully misinterpret my past remarks as a signal that Labor intends to impose an enrolment freeze.

    Let me categorically reject that claim.

    Mr Pyne’s so-called analysis of these claims is based on a lie.

    Under Labor, the number of student places will continue to grow. Under Labor, universities will be properly funded.

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    Monday, 16 March 2015
    One in ten NSW voters who switched to Coalition last election now in doubt?

    Something to think about……..

    The Sydney Morning Herald 16 March 2015:

    The latest Fairfax/Ipsos NSW poll revealed close to one in 10 voters who supported the Coalition at the 2011 state election intend to change their vote on March 28 due to the performance of the Abbott government.

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  29. Bighead1883 says:

    Getting back to the remark you made in the lounge about Data Retention Cornie I`m sure you`re able to understand the clandestine game being played out here
    You profiling as to purchasing and other movements as to plastic payments has been going on as you stated for years,decades even
    But what hasn`t been attributable is general dissent of governments by social media.
    As you know some countries like our global ally and almost half owner of Murdoch`s News Ltd Saudi Arabia whips bloggers for dissenting.
    Soon this what I write now will see me in jail and maybe even the whole of those who partake and even read Truth Seeker Musings

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  30. Bighead1883 says:

    Don`t forget to donate to NSW labor for the final ad campaign run up

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  31. cornlegend says:

    Labor Questions Shorten Strategy

    Bill Shorten has made himself a small target as opposition leader
    In opposition, Tony Abbott was accused of adopting a small-target strategy.

    But the current opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has made himself an even smaller target, giving at least 200 fewer interviews and perhaps as many as 400 fewer while avoiding hostile commercial media outlets and commentators such as Andrew Bolt, Alan Jones and Ray Hadley.

    An analysis by Fairfax Media of the pair’s media outings in 2011 and 2014 respectively – each man’s first full year as opposition leader after a federal election – has also prompted questions in the Labor caucus among MPs about the opposition’s strategy.

    http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/bill-shorten-has-made-himself-a-small-target-as-opposition-leader/ar-BBizqkW?ocid=mailsignout

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  32. cornlegend says:

    LABOR

    If you stand for better schools, an affordable tertiary education system and better access to childcare;

    If you believe in a modern hospitals and a new approach to healthcare;

    If you believe in fairness at work and in creating new jobs;

    If you believe in reducing pollution and protecting our state’s natural environment;

    If you want to keep our electricity network in public hands;

    Then, this is our last chance to make a difference.

    There are just 5 days to go until election day.

    We can’t win without your support.

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  33. Bighead1883 says:

    What`s happened to your tweeting mate?

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  34. Bighead1883 says:

    The Abbott government on Monday laid out another ultimatum on the clean energy industry to accept a much reduced renewable energy target – or else – as it continued its farcical claims that its Direct Action fund could address Australia’s emissions reduction target.
    http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/abbott-lays-out-ret-ultimatum-as-climate-denialism-deepens-10640
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    As usual-government by threats from the LNP-Hunt this time

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  35. cornlegend says:

    Voters downrate Abbott government performance, survey shows

    Fewer than 20 per cent of voters believe the Abbott government is doing a good job.

    That’s one of the findings from the latest in the series of True Issues surveys by JWS Research.

    The survey found 19 per cent of respondents rated the federal government’s overall performance as good or very good

    http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/voters-downrate-abbott-government-performance-survey-shows/ar-BBiADfP?ocid=mailsignout

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  36. Bighead1883 says:

    AnnastaciaPalaszczuk ‏@AnnastaciaMP 4m4 minutes ago
    Premier addressing the @QLDLabor Caucus ahead of the first sitting of the Parliament this week. #qldpol

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  37. cornlegend says:

    UBS, a key adviser on the Baird government’s partial privatisation of the electricity network, is facing scrutiny from the corporate regulator over changes to a research report about the sale published by the investment bank.

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has requested information about the operation of the bank’s “Chinese Wall” – designed to separate its advisory and research arms – ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft confirmed on Monday.

    The 14-page report, originally titled “Bad for the budget, good for the state”, was later reissued with the new title “Good for the state”. The earlier version said the long-term lease of the state’s “poles and wires” to finance transport infrastructure would “likely have a negative impact on state finances in the long run” as the government increased spending on infrastructure and lost revenue from the electricity assets.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/asic-looking-into-ubs-following-changes-to-nsw-power-sale-critique-20150323-1m5jhi.html#ixzz3VBpqf6H1

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