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Rumpole
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"Fossil fuels make us safe from climate change "  says Liberal MP.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/nov/09/craig-kelly-mocks-climate-change-exaggeration-in-presentation-to-liberal-party-members


That's strange, I thought climate change didn't exist in the first place so there is no need to be safe from it, right ? :roll:

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November 8, 2018 at 8:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at November 8, 2018 at 5:45 PM

Photon at November 8, 2018 at 5:31 PM

Another disturbed person shoots people in the USA.


Will the Yanks ever learn about gun control?


Highly unlikely!

 

I think the US shows a lot of signs of going feral.


It's not a place I would like to live or visit at least until they throw Trump out.

I agree with you; Trump's attitude makes a dangerous place even worse.   :(

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November 8, 2018 at 8:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at November 8, 2018 at 8:38 PM

"Fossil fuels make us safe from climate change "  says Liberal MP.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/nov/09/craig-kelly-mocks-climate-change-exaggeration-in-presentation-to-liberal-party-members


That's strange, I thought climate change didn't exist in the first place so there is no need to be safe from it, right ? :roll:

That bloke is obviously a Dick Head !

No doubt about it.

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November 8, 2018 at 9:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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" Christopher Pyne says Turnbull plotters must take responsibility for leadership spill "


It’s not offen that I agree with Pyne.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-09/malcolm-turnbull-plotters-should-take-spill-responsibility-pyne/10480814

  

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November 8, 2018 at 9:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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" President Donald Trump has been criticised for cancelling a planned visit to a cemetery for Americans killed in World War I in France because it was raining."


Shows you what a pathetic wanker Trump is ! 


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-11/donald-trump-cancels-visit-world-war-one-site-due-to-rain/10486050

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November 11, 2018 at 2:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at November 11, 2018 at 2:47 AM

" President Donald Trump has been criticised for cancelling a planned visit to a cemetery for Americans killed in World War I in France because it was raining."


Shows you what a pathetic wanker Trump is ! 


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-11/donald-trump-cancels-visit-world-war-one-site-due-to-rain/10486050

I don't think the soldiers had the option of getting out of the rain.

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November 11, 2018 at 2:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the mental health of the Bourke Street attacker as an "excuse" for his deadly actions.  


Sounds like ScoMo has a very simplistic view of the world.

It can be very complicated Mr Morrison.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/morrison-mental-health-excuse-bourke-street-radicalisation/10487460

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November 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at November 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the mental health of the Bourke Street attacker as an "excuse" for his deadly actions.  


Sounds like ScoMo has a very simplistic view of the world.

It can be very complicated Mr Morrison.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/morrison-mental-health-excuse-bourke-street-radicalisation/10487460

I suspect ScoMo knows more about this man than all of us.  I heard on the news on Saturday that several relatives of the Bourke St attacker have been on the ASIO watch list or quite some time.  I'm not ruling out mental health as a factor in this case, I simply don't know, but it does seem that the attacker could have been part of family that had/have the potential of committing a terrorist act.

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November 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Tardis001 at November 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Photon at November 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the mental health of the Bourke Street attacker as an "excuse" for his deadly actions.  


Sounds like ScoMo has a very simplistic view of the world.

It can be very complicated Mr Morrison.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/morrison-mental-health-excuse-bourke-street-radicalisation/10487460

I suspect ScoMo knows more about this man than all of us.  I heard on the news on Saturday that several relatives of the Bourke St attacker have been on the ASIO watch list or quite some time.  I'm not ruling out mental health as a factor in this case, I simply don't know, but it does seem that the attacker could have been part of family that had/have the potential of committing a terrorist act.

I thought I heard on one early report that a brother was before the court now. Was this correct? I wondered if that was the reason for the attack.
November 11, 2018 at 10:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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gusset at November 11, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Tardis001 at November 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Photon at November 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the mental health of the Bourke Street attacker as an "excuse" for his deadly actions.  


Sounds like ScoMo has a very simplistic view of the world.

It can be very complicated Mr Morrison.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/morrison-mental-health-excuse-bourke-street-radicalisation/10487460

I suspect ScoMo knows more about this man than all of us.  I heard on the news on Saturday that several relatives of the Bourke St attacker have been on the ASIO watch list or quite some time.  I'm not ruling out mental health as a factor in this case, I simply don't know, but it does seem that the attacker could have been part of family that had/have the potential of committing a terrorist act.

I thought I heard on one early report that a brother was before the court now. Was this correct? I wondered if that was the reason for the attack.
I think I also heard that Gussy. Apparently some family members are known to be in the drug trade - that's what the media were saying over the weekend, anyway. Whether or not that has anything to do with Friday's incident, I have no idea.
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November 12, 2018 at 12:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Tardis001 at November 12, 2018 at 12:44 AM

gusset at November 11, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Tardis001 at November 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Photon at November 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the mental health of the Bourke Street attacker as an "excuse" for his deadly actions.  


Sounds like ScoMo has a very simplistic view of the world.

It can be very complicated Mr Morrison.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/morrison-mental-health-excuse-bourke-street-radicalisation/10487460

I suspect ScoMo knows more about this man than all of us.  I heard on the news on Saturday that several relatives of the Bourke St attacker have been on the ASIO watch list or quite some time.  I'm not ruling out mental health as a factor in this case, I simply don't know, but it does seem that the attacker could have been part of family that had/have the potential of committing a terrorist act.

I thought I heard on one early report that a brother was before the court now. Was this correct? I wondered if that was the reason for the attack.
I think I also heard that Gussy. Apparently some family members are known to be in the drug trade - that's what the media were saying over the weekend, anyway. Whether or not that has anything to do with Friday's incident, I have no idea.

It's not easy to have faith in our immigration system after events like these.


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November 12, 2018 at 1:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at November 12, 2018 at 1:02 AM

Tardis001 at November 12, 2018 at 12:44 AM

gusset at November 11, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Tardis001 at November 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Photon at November 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the mental health of the Bourke Street attacker as an "excuse" for his deadly actions.  


Sounds like ScoMo has a very simplistic view of the world.

It can be very complicated Mr Morrison.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/morrison-mental-health-excuse-bourke-street-radicalisation/10487460

I suspect ScoMo knows more about this man than all of us.  I heard on the news on Saturday that several relatives of the Bourke St attacker have been on the ASIO watch list or quite some time.  I'm not ruling out mental health as a factor in this case, I simply don't know, but it does seem that the attacker could have been part of family that had/have the potential of committing a terrorist act.

I thought I heard on one early report that a brother was before the court now. Was this correct? I wondered if that was the reason for the attack.
I think I also heard that Gussy. Apparently some family members are known to be in the drug trade - that's what the media were saying over the weekend, anyway. Whether or not that has anything to do with Friday's incident, I have no idea.

It's not easy to have faith in our immigration system after events like these.


It's a difficult one, really. The terrorist was only aged 30, and he arrived in Australia in the 1990s.  Therefore, he was a child when he arrived here.  Any criminal activity he was involved in was picked up in Australia. It's easy for us to jump to the conclusion that he became a terrorist because he was originally from Somalia, and that may be true, but there are radicalised people that were born in Australia too.

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November 12, 2018 at 1:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Aung San Suu Kyi is on the nose with Amnesty International, they have striipped her of another award.


It must be tough for her, living in the shadow of the military as she does..


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-13/amnesty-international-strips-aung-suu-kyi-of-human-rights-award/10490944

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November 12, 2018 at 7:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at November 12, 2018 at 7:12 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi is on the nose with Amnesty International, they have striipped her of another award.


It must be tough for her, living in the shadow of the military as she does..


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-13/amnesty-international-strips-aung-suu-kyi-of-human-rights-award/10490944

She is stuck between the proverbial rock & hard place.

A no win situation.

She had more street cred when she was under house arrest!

 


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November 12, 2018 at 9:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she was so disappointed by the election of Donald Trump that she "stopped even trying to smile" at his presidential inauguration ceremony.


Michelle, I can understand why you were disappointed at Trump’s election.

The dude is a total wanker!


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-13/michelle-obama-stopped-trying-to-smile-at-trump-inauguration/10491086

 

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November 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Interesting story about a former African animal sanctuary in the NT.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-13/curious-darwin-tipperary-station-wildlife-sanctuary-animals/10482880

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November 13, 2018 at 4:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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" Energy prices have become so confusing that at least 1 million Australian households are languishing on uncompetitive deals. "


Both state & federal governments should legislate a "plain English" policy for Electrify Pricing.

Simple & easy to understand.   :|


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-14/1-million-households-missing-out-on-better-energy-deal-analysis/10469604

 


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November 13, 2018 at 9:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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US President Donald Trump has attacked his French counterpart in a series of tweets just two days after returning from commemorations to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in Paris.


Can someone remind Mr Trump that the USA was late for BOTH world wars!

If the USA was on time, a lot of lives would have been spared!


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-14/trump-after-france-visit-slams-macron-as-relations-sour/10494640

 

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November 13, 2018 at 9:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at November 13, 2018 at 9:21 PM

" Energy prices have become so confusing that at least 1 million Australian households are languishing on uncompetitive deals. "


Both state & federal governments should legislate a "plain English" policy for Electrify Pricing.

Simple & easy to understand.   :|


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-14/1-million-households-missing-out-on-better-energy-deal-analysis/10469604

 


I totally agree Photon.


You shouldn't need a degree in medicine to see a doctor or a degree in accounting to get your electricity bill reduced.


Everyone should be on the cheapest rates by default.


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

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I agree Photon. When enquiry about what one can get as a new customer, or indeed as one considering staying with the current supplier, what is offered is a percentage discount around 18- 25%. If one has both gas and electricity the discount goes up a bit, less on gas than on electricity. My own belief is that one needs to know the basics of each charge, ie how much per kilojoule of gas and megaWatt of electricity each supplier charges. There are more details that should be available for consumers to make their own calculations before making their choices. It would be good if these comparisons were available on line to look at instead of merely having to listen to one person telling what benefits they give, only in discount terms.
November 13, 2018 at 10:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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