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Whos Going to Lead the Labor Rabble

Albo
7
35%
Plibbers
1
5%
Bowen
1
5%
Chalmers
4
20%
Uncle Tony
1
5%
Clive Palmer
3
15%
George Smith
3
15%
 
Total votes: 20

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:lol:

Do you talk prosaicly in real life like that?

I’d genuinely be interested to know
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Jim Chalmers is the ALP’s last hope.

Discuss if you desire, but it’s true and unequivocal.
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guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:47 am Jim Chalmers is the ALP’s last hope.

Discuss if you desire, but it’s true and unequivocal.
I like Jim Chalmers. he's young, articulate, good looking and he'd sure up the ALP's QLD vote. What's not to like?
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shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:36 am :lol:

Do you talk prosaicly in real life like that?

I’d genuinely be interested to know
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Do you suggest to your kids that they’ve ‘gleefully’ applied salt to their hot chips, for example?
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shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:52 am Do you suggest to your kids that they’ve ‘gleefully’ applied salt to their hot chips, for example?
:lol: no, but I don't use prison-sex metaphors when their sports teams lose either. Language is contextual.
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:lol: :thumbup:
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It's been a rough week for Gladys Berejiklian. A brutal week. And despite the fact that I would never vote for the party that she leads, I quite like her and think she is a decent human and Premier. I think she deserves to be acknowledged as NSW's very own Super Woman.

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wamberal wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Ellafan wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Salient wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:37 pm Anyone wabt to explain how SloMo gets to jet into Queensland to campaign without self isolating for fourteen days?

Democracy, there can not be one rule for some and different rules for others, Liberals - democracy is overrated.
The same way that the ACTU (Victorian branch) told the Vic government they had to use private sector security firms instead of the ADF, so they could recruit some new members?

And yes that is exactly what happened, and it will be exposed eventually. The faceless men (and nowadays ladies) strike again.
Private sector bad, public sector good, eh? Gee, that's a turnaround.
I've always been a great supporter of military efficiency and discipline, Wambers. Which is what was needed here, especially the discipline part.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:15 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:18 pm But they are one eyed on this, as at least Groucho and Pat have tacitly admitted..
Perhaps if you drank less Shiraz, you'd remember that I always called out Labor corruption and called for more funds to go to ICAC and the creation of a federal equivalent.
Good shiraz >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3 earth atmospheres >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> discussing politics.
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:57 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:15 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:18 pm But they are one eyed on this, as at least Groucho and Pat have tacitly admitted..
Perhaps if you drank less Shiraz, you'd remember that I always called out Labor corruption and called for more funds to go to ICAC and the creation of a federal equivalent.
Good shiraz >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3 earth atmospheres >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> discussing politics.
I got as far as 'Perhaps if you drank less Shiraz' and dismissed it as crazy talk.
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I am 4 bottles in after a very long lunch
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:43 pm I am 4 bottles in after a very long lunch
Could one of you Sydneyites pls check if PtEM is still alive
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I arose :D
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:49 am I arose :D

And it's not even the third day.
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Solid win for the ALP and Greens in the ACT last night with leader Andrew Barr celebrating a 6th straight term in office for the ALP with an embrace for his husband on the podium.

SkyNews heads exploding.
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Tim Wilson :lol:
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guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:22 am Solid win for the ALP and Greens in the ACT last night with leader Andrew Barr celebrating a 6th straight term in office for the ALP with an embrace for his husband on the podium.

SkyNews heads exploding.
If there's one thing to take from the Canberra Liberals, it's that anybody... anybody, can arise to the position of a state or territory opposition leader.

It's also a shame to see that my ol' mate MLA Andrew Wall, whose only qualifications is that he can probably spell his own name and is not in prison, won't retain his seat.
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Slim 293 wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:35 am
guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:22 am Solid win for the ALP and Greens in the ACT last night with leader Andrew Barr celebrating a 6th straight term in office for the ALP with an embrace for his husband on the podium.

SkyNews heads exploding.
If there's one thing to take from the Canberra Liberals, it's that anybody... anybody, can arise to the position of a state or territory opposition leader.

It's also a shame to see that my ol' mate MLA Andrew Wall, whose only qualifications is that he can probably spell his own name and is not in prison, won't retain his seat.
Please tell me that was the extra seat the Greens picked up on the night :lol:
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Salient wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:24 am
Slim 293 wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:35 am
guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:22 am Solid win for the ALP and Greens in the ACT last night with leader Andrew Barr celebrating a 6th straight term in office for the ALP with an embrace for his husband on the podium.

SkyNews heads exploding.
If there's one thing to take from the Canberra Liberals, it's that anybody... anybody, can arise to the position of a state or territory opposition leader.

It's also a shame to see that my ol' mate MLA Andrew Wall, whose only qualifications is that he can probably spell his own name and is not in prison, won't retain his seat.
Please tell me that was the extra seat the Greens picked up on the night :lol:
It's possible that the Greens could end up with as many as 6 seats, and the Libs as few as 8... :o
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Slim 293 wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:33 am
Salient wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:24 am
Slim 293 wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:35 am
guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:22 am Solid win for the ALP and Greens in the ACT last night with leader Andrew Barr celebrating a 6th straight term in office for the ALP with an embrace for his husband on the podium.

SkyNews heads exploding.
If there's one thing to take from the Canberra Liberals, it's that anybody... anybody, can arise to the position of a state or territory opposition leader.

It's also a shame to see that my ol' mate MLA Andrew Wall, whose only qualifications is that he can probably spell his own name and is not in prison, won't retain his seat.
Please tell me that was the extra seat the Greens picked up on the night :lol:
It's possible that the Greens could end up with as many as 6 seats, and the Libs as few as 8... :o
I might be able to wipe the smile off my face in an hour or so ... or Fozzy might do that for me.
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So news breaking that rather than 17 Kiwis flying into Victoria the other day it’s actually 55....

And Federal MInister Alan Tudge is trying to argue that the Vic govt agreed to let them in :lol:

I mean, sure. They would have done that. It does actually look as if the Feds are trying to sabotage Andrews... and they’re just not smart enough to do it well.
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And 25 into WA :shock:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-18/ ... HDMRS-vB-Q
"It would just be great if [the Federal Government] were to better assist us in managing these things with appropriate information being provided to the State Government about people who might be catching flights across state borders."

Mr McGowan said a key part of that information would be passenger manifests for incoming flights.

He said the State Government had been asking airlines to supply these for years to control organised crime, but that they would now serve an even more important purpose.
How f**king hard is it?

How hard?
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am

I've always been a great supporter of military efficiency and discipline, Wambers. Which is what was needed here, especially the discipline part.

There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 am
Ellafan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am

I've always been a great supporter of military efficiency and discipline, Wambers. Which is what was needed here, especially the discipline part.

There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
Getting more by the day, f**king Libs once again showing complete lack of ability :roll:
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 am
Ellafan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am

I've always been a great supporter of military efficiency and discipline, Wambers. Which is what was needed here, especially the discipline part.

There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
Can you rephrase that please?

Would you also please be specific as to which SSK class you are referring to.
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Some info on the government's scheme to allow people to withdraw up to $20K of their super during the COVID-19 lockdown.

$34.3billion has been withdrawn, with the average processing time just three days. I've never heard of a system being so efficient!

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Ellafan wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 am
Ellafan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am

I've always been a great supporter of military efficiency and discipline, Wambers. Which is what was needed here, especially the discipline part.

There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
Can you rephrase that please?

Would you also please be specific as to which SSK class you are referring to.
You know exactly which subs
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:22 am Some info on the government's scheme to allow people to withdraw up to $20K of their super during the COVID-19 lockdown.

$34.3billion has been withdrawn, with the average processing time just three days. I've never heard of a system being so efficient!
It will be interesting to see how much the shortfall on pensions will be when the chickens come home to roost - many years after this bunch are out of power....
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 am
Ellafan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am

I've always been a great supporter of military efficiency and discipline, Wambers. Which is what was needed here, especially the discipline part.

There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
Can you rephrase that please?

Would you also please be specific as to which SSK class you are referring to.
You know exactly which subs
The Collins, or the new Attack class?
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Was it not reported on Sky News :roll:

The French design.
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Ellafan wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:57 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 am
Ellafan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am

I've always been a great supporter of military efficiency and discipline, Wambers. Which is what was needed here, especially the discipline part.

There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
Can you rephrase that please?

Would you also please be specific as to which SSK class you are referring to.
You know exactly which subs
The Collins, or the new Attack class?
The ones that will cost 300 billion and be obsolete by the time they are ready in 15 years. I suppose Pyne got his seat re elected and some choice links he picked up in private business before his office seat had stopped swiveling the day he left in Canberra so money well invested by Mr & Mrs Taxpayer.
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Is there a more disingenuous cnut that Michael Sukkar?

Watching him on Afternoon briefing, :|
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guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:39 am And 25 into WA :shock:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-18/ ... HDMRS-vB-Q
"It would just be great if [the Federal Government] were to better assist us in managing these things with appropriate information being provided to the State Government about people who might be catching flights across state borders."

Mr McGowan said a key part of that information would be passenger manifests for incoming flights.

He said the State Government had been asking airlines to supply these for years to control organised crime, but that they would now serve an even more important purpose.
How f**king hard is it?

How hard?
Maybe the feds are waiting for there to be no airlines.
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grievous wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:40 am
Ellafan wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:57 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 am


There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
Can you rephrase that please?

Would you also please be specific as to which SSK class you are referring to.
You know exactly which subs
The Collins, or the new Attack class?
The ones that will cost 300 billion and be obsolete by the time they are ready in 15 years. I suppose Pyne got his seat re elected and some choice links he picked up in private business before his office seat had stopped swiveling the day he left in Canberra so money well invested by Mr & Mrs Taxpayer.
$90b. It's not clear how they'll be obsolete. The first of the donor class is being built now. The most effective submarine in the world is the Swedish Gotland class [the one that sank the USS Ronald Reagan in exercises and sailed away unseen] and they've been around since 1992.
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6.Jones wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:06 am
grievous wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:40 am
Ellafan wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:57 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 am

Can you rephrase that please?

Would you also please be specific as to which SSK class you are referring to.
You know exactly which subs
The Collins, or the new Attack class?
The ones that will cost 300 billion and be obsolete by the time they are ready in 15 years. I suppose Pyne got his seat re elected and some choice links he picked up in private business before his office seat had stopped swiveling the day he left in Canberra so money well invested by Mr & Mrs Taxpayer.
$90b. It's not clear how they'll be obsolete. The first of the donor class is being built now. The most effective submarine in the world is the Swedish Gotland class [the one that sank the USS Ronald Reagan in exercises and sailed away unseen] and they've been around since 1992.
Im including life time maintenance costs.
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grievous wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:29 am
6.Jones wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:06 am
grievous wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:40 am
Ellafan wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:57 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:36 am

You know exactly which subs
The Collins, or the new Attack class?
The ones that will cost 300 billion and be obsolete by the time they are ready in 15 years. I suppose Pyne got his seat re elected and some choice links he picked up in private business before his office seat had stopped swiveling the day he left in Canberra so money well invested by Mr & Mrs Taxpayer.
$90b. It's not clear how they'll be obsolete. The first of the donor class is being built now. The most effective submarine in the world is the Swedish Gotland class [the one that sank the USS Ronald Reagan in exercises and sailed away unseen] and they've been around since 1992.
Im including life time maintenance costs.
Fair enough.
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In other news, the Leppington Triangle investigations show a fair bit of promise In re innocent fun and amusement (assuming one ignores the criminal wastage of public funds).

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/ ... p/12784116
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:46 am Was it not reported on Sky News :roll:

The French design.
You know full well I only watch the ABC - and read military journals.

Anyway, Lockheed are the lead contractor, so not French.
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grievous wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:40 am
Ellafan wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:57 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 am


There is no such thing - the spend up like sailors on shore leave.

How much are those subs?
Can you rephrase that please?

Would you also please be specific as to which SSK class you are referring to.
You know exactly which subs
The Collins, or the new Attack class?
The ones that will cost 300 billion and be obsolete by the time they are ready in 15 years. I suppose Pyne got his seat re elected and some choice links he picked up in private business before his office seat had stopped swiveling the day he left in Canberra so money well invested by Mr & Mrs Taxpayer.
That is one of the silliest, most ill-informed, and uneducated posts you have ever made.
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