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Tardis001
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It looks like it's all happening in Washington DC today: WH Chief of Staff, John Kelly, about to resign; former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson turns whistleblower; former FOX (female) news reader appointed as US Ambassador to the UN; prosecutors recommend long jail term for former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen; former FBI Director, James Comey briefs Republican politicians behind closed doors about what he knows; new Attorney-General appointed; Trump sending out wild tweets.

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December 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Tardis001 at December 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM

It looks like it's all happening in Washington DC today: WH Chief of Staff, John Kelly, about to resign; former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson turns whistleblower; former FOX (female) news reader appointed as US Ambassador to the UN; prosecutors recommend long jail term for former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen; former FBI Director, James Comey briefs Republican politicians behind closed doors about what he knows; new Attorney-General appointed; Trump sending out wild tweets.

Situation normal then ? :)

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December 7, 2018 at 6:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at December 7, 2018 at 6:16 PM

Tardis001 at December 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM

It looks like it's all happening in Washington DC today: WH Chief of Staff, John Kelly, about to resign; former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson turns whistleblower; former FOX (female) news reader appointed as US Ambassador to the UN; prosecutors recommend long jail term for former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen; former FBI Director, James Comey briefs Republican politicians behind closed doors about what he knows; new Attorney-General appointed; Trump sending out wild tweets.

Situation normal then ? :)

If this is what is happening in the lead-up to the finalisation and release of the Mueller report, imagine what will happen once the report is released.
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December 7, 2018 at 8:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Did you see the Doctor Who flavoured Hugh Parkinson video sketch on Insiders this morning?
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December 8, 2018 at 7:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at December 8, 2018 at 7:29 PM

Did you see the Doctor Who flavoured Hugh Parkinson video sketch on Insiders this morning?

Yes, an excellent mashup.


I wonder if the old Doctors got royalties for that. :)

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December 8, 2018 at 7:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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"Teacher who 'flipped out' and cut a student's hair while singing the national anthem faces jail"


Only in America ?

Probably a Trump supporter.  :roll:


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-10/teacher-cuts-students-hair-while-singing-national-anthem-in-us/10599870

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December 9, 2018 at 9:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at December 9, 2018 at 9:33 PM

"Teacher who 'flipped out' and cut a student's hair while singing the national anthem faces jail"


Only in America ?

Probably a Trump supporter.  :roll:


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-10/teacher-cuts-students-hair-while-singing-national-anthem-in-us/10599870

They say kids today are more "grown up".


I find that hard to believe.

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December 9, 2018 at 9:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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No smocking gun ...  :)


https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/donald-trump-smocking-gun_us_5c0e9950e4b0edf5a3a73ef2

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December 10, 2018 at 8:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Further evidence of Dutton's facist tendencies


"Parliament is a disadvantage for governments"


That's right mein fuhrer.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-12/australian-parliament-peter-dutton-scott-morrison/10609346


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December 11, 2018 at 6:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at December 11, 2018 at 6:58 PM

Further evidence of Dutton's facist tendencies


"Parliament is a disadvantage for governments"


That's right mein fuhrer.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-12/australian-parliament-peter-dutton-scott-morrison/10609346


I hope he says more things like that between now and the election.  :)

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December 11, 2018 at 8:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Dutton also appears to be a graduate of Trump University: https://twitter.com/SBSNews/status/1072285719106772992
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December 11, 2018 at 9:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Tardis001 at December 11, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Dutton also appears to be a graduate of Trump University: https://twitter.com/SBSNews/status/1072285719106772992

If you Google "idiot", you get pictures of Trump.


Funny that. :)


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-12/google-ceo-explains-why-searching-idiot-turns-up-trump-pictures/10609468

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December 11, 2018 at 11:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at December 11, 2018 at 11:34 PM

Tardis001 at December 11, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Dutton also appears to be a graduate of Trump University: https://twitter.com/SBSNews/status/1072285719106772992

If you Google "idiot", you get pictures of Trump.


Funny that. :)


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-12/google-ceo-explains-why-searching-idiot-turns-up-trump-pictures/10609468

I'd be surprised if you didn't get that result!

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December 12, 2018 at 8:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Scott Morrison announces anti-corruption commission, buckling to crossbench pressure.


About time this happened!


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-13/scott-morrison-creates-federal-integrity-commission/10614658

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December 12, 2018 at 8:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at December 12, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Scott Morrison announces anti-corruption commission, buckling to crossbench pressure.


About time this happened!


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-13/scott-morrison-creates-federal-integrity-commission/10614658

A Clayton's ICAC.  This from the Guardian:



The former NSW ICAC commissioner David Ipp welcomed the announcement as a “step forward”. But Ipp, who previously sat as a judge in NSW’s highest court, expressed serious concern about the lack of public hearings, and said the power of the agency would depend on the limits of its jurisdiction, and its resourcing.


“This is a step forward but I think the omission to allow public hearings is very weak,” Ipp told Guardian Australia. “It reduces significantly the commission’s ability to expose public corruption and gain the trust of the people.”


He said he held “some scepticism” about the government’s genuine desire to create a strong integrity commission, given the “attorney general’s previous comments on the issue”.


“It is very easy to create a commission that, on its face, will placate the public’s demands for an Icac-like body, but which in reality will be a fangless institution, the task of which will be to create a mirage of having an anti-corruption institution which in truth will do little to disturb the status quo,” he said.


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December 12, 2018 at 9:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I suppose we need to wait and see Labor's response as they are more likely to be running it.

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December 12, 2018 at 9:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Australian Army veterans advising foreign army accused of war crimes.


Does the Australian government really care about this?

I think that ScoMo and co would be happy to keep it quiet.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-14/australian-army-veterans-advising-foreign-army-accused-war-crime/10611142

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December 13, 2018 at 9:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Truth stanger than fiction?

Drivers scramble for cash as armoured truck leaks money over New Jersey highway.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-14/drivers-scramble-for-cash-as-truck-leaks-money-over-highway/10620080

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December 13, 2018 at 9:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at December 13, 2018 at 9:19 PM

Australian Army veterans advising foreign army accused of war crimes.


Does the Australian government really care about this?

I think that ScoMo and co would be happy to keep it quiet.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-14/australian-army-veterans-advising-foreign-army-accused-war-crime/10611142

Shouldn't be allowed.


There is a danger to national security to have officers with knowledge essential to Australia's defence to work for foreign governments especially those like the UAE.


I don't know what can be done about Hindmarsh now, but it should be in their contract that they don't work for foreign governments after they retire.

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December 13, 2018 at 9:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Swiss bank accounts no longer a tax dodge.


About time.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-14/ato-gains-access-to-swiss-bank-accounts/10620082

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December 13, 2018 at 10:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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