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Rumpole
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Tardis001 at January 18, 2018 at 12:20 AM

Photon at January 17, 2018 at 9:03 PM

US Senator Jeff Flake compares President's attacks on media to Stalin.


Stalin ? 

More like Italian dictator Benito Mussolini if you ask me.   :|


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-18/jeff-flake-compares-donald-trumps-media-attacks-to-stalin/9338652

It will be interesting to look back in about 10 years time and see who is the most despised President in recent US history: Nixon, George W Bush or Trump?

It will also be interesting to see the results of the mid term elections. If there is to be a backlash against Trump, it will start there.


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January 18, 2018 at 12:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Tardis001 at January 18, 2018 at 12:20 AM

Photon at January 17, 2018 at 9:03 PM

US Senator Jeff Flake compares President's attacks on media to Stalin.


Stalin ? 

More like Italian dictator Benito Mussolini if you ask me.   :|


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-18/jeff-flake-compares-donald-trumps-media-attacks-to-stalin/9338652

It will be interesting to look back in about 10 years time and see who is the most despised President in recent US history: Nixon, George W Bush or Trump?

My prediction is on Donald J Trump will win the Worst President award.


Nixon was a crook and George "Dubya" is a dick head, Trump has both qualities.

 


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January 18, 2018 at 12:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another first for New Zealand, their PM is preggers.


Try and top that Malcom!   ;)


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-19/nz-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-announces-pregnancy/9342642

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January 18, 2018 at 7:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at January 18, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Another first for New Zealand, their PM is preggers.


Try and top that Malcom!   ;)


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-19/nz-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-announces-pregnancy/9342642

This is probably the first case in the world of a pregnant PM. All the other female leaders were past it when they became PM.


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January 18, 2018 at 8:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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A nice snow job in Canada.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-19/car-made-out-of-snow-gets-ticket-in-montreal-canada/9342724

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January 19, 2018 at 5:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Your plants can cause hearing loss ?


It's a new one on me.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/yucca-plants-blamed-for-ear-injuries-in-the-garden/9343216

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January 19, 2018 at 6:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at January 19, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Your plants can cause hearing loss ?


It's a new one on me.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/yucca-plants-blamed-for-ear-injuries-in-the-garden/9343216

As the article says, all the more reason to grow native plants in your garden instead. Locally native plants are also usually more drought tolerant than most exotic plant species - that's good when you want to cut down on your water bill and when you want to leave your garden unwatered when you go on holiday in summer.

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January 20, 2018 at 1:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Microbes can turn your mobile phone into a goldmine (in about 50 years).


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/how-your-old-phone-is-a-tiny-gold-mine/9330994

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January 21, 2018 at 5:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This is ridulous ! Beaten by the Kiwis again.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/new-zealand-successfully-launches-first-rocket-into-space/9347886

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January 21, 2018 at 7:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at January 21, 2018 at 7:27 PM

This is ridulous ! Beaten by the Kiwis again.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/new-zealand-successfully-launches-first-rocket-into-space/9347886

This shows you how short sighted our leaders are on this side of the Tasman Sea.

Less debate and more action in NZ these days!    :/

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January 21, 2018 at 8:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The UK billionaire who saved the Whyalla steelworks is looking to bring car manufacturing back to Adelaide's northern suburbs, just months after Holden closed its doors.


Good to see some one looking forward!


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/sanjeev-gupta-plan-to-revive-car-making-at-holden-site/9348030

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January 21, 2018 at 9:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Do big cats roam the outback ?


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/do-big-cats-really-prowl-the-australian-bush/9330686

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January 21, 2018 at 11:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at January 21, 2018 at 9:21 PM

The UK billionaire who saved the Whyalla steelworks is looking to bring car manufacturing back to Adelaide's northern suburbs, just months after Holden closed its doors.


Good to see some one looking forward!


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/sanjeev-gupta-plan-to-revive-car-making-at-holden-site/9348030

Good luck to him, I hope the project gets as much interest as Adani, it's much more worthwhile.

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January 21, 2018 at 11:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Let's hope they find something this time.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/new-search-for-beaumont-children-at-north-plympton-factory-site/9350116

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January 22, 2018 at 2:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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"Australia Day should be January 1"

Check out this opinion article.

I agree with the author.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-23/australia-day-should-be-january-1/9336958

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January 22, 2018 at 9:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at January 22, 2018 at 9:09 PM

"Australia Day should be January 1"

Check out this opinion article.

I agree with the author.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-23/australia-day-should-be-january-1/9336958

Can't do that, we would lose a holiday !

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January 22, 2018 at 9:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at January 21, 2018 at 11:07 PM

Do big cats roam the outback ?


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/do-big-cats-really-prowl-the-australian-bush/9330686

Feral cats can get very large in the wild if they are good hunters and are well fed.  I don't believe that panthers or pumas are roaming the Australian bushland.

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January 24, 2018 at 1:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Does the news regarding the Train Strike in Sydney bring back fond (or not so fond) memories of the Whitlam Government’s time in office?


In those days it felt like there was a strike or two every week!


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/sydney-trains-strike-locked-in-after-union-vote/9348044

 

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January 24, 2018 at 1:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at January 24, 2018 at 1:28 AM

Does the news regarding the Train Strike in Sydney bring back fond (or not so fond) memories of the Whitlam Government’s time in office?


In those days it felt like there was a strike or two every week!


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/sydney-trains-strike-locked-in-after-union-vote/9348044

 

I well remember a fellow called Bernie Willingale who was the train drivers union boss in those days. A horrible little man who would take the trains out at virtually no notice.


And if there wasn't a train strike there would be a petrol strike and you could only fill up on odd days.


I thought those days were well behind us.


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January 24, 2018 at 2:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I think this thread is about to fill up, so I will start a ABC News Thread #4.

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