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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:07 pm

How can they be unhappy if they are gay? I just don't like the hijacking of words - gay gays come to mind

If one marriage/relationship is straight the other term could be curved. Doesn't sound crooked to me. Parallel marriage seems a more accurate term.
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Post by ALX22 » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:30 pm

Fire ants in QLD is a political issue. Now they have been found in my region. Bloody hell!!!

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Post by Geo. » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:33 pm

ALX22 wrote:
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:30 pm
Fire ants in QLD is a political issue. Now they have been found in my region. Bloody hell!!!
Don't Cane Toads eat them...?
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Post by Spud Murphy » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:47 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:07 pm
How can they be unhappy if they are gay? I just don't like the hijacking of words - gay gays come to mind

If one marriage/relationship is straight the other term could be curved. Doesn't sound crooked to me. Parallel marriage seems a more accurate term.

You really do live in a world of unicorns and fairies, don't you BB? :lol: Byron Bay is a nice place :mrgreen:

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Post by ALX22 » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 3:08 pm

Geo. wrote:
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:33 pm
ALX22 wrote:
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:30 pm
Fire ants in QLD is a political issue. Now they have been found in my region. Bloody hell!!!
Don't Cane Toads eat them...?
No, they would likely kill the cane toads.

"Fire ants are very aggressive and are voracious feeders on small ground fauna, including insects, spiders, lizards, frogs, birds and mammals. Consequently, fire ants may displace or eliminate some of Australia's unique native species.

The ants' habit of eating or damaging seeds can cause major changes in an ecosystem over time. Fire ants are also predatory, attacking insects and animals that pollinate native plants."

Via https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/plants/weeds ... ts/impacts


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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 5:07 pm

Mate, with those fire ants you would not have big Arty lying down feigning injury at Lang Park.
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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 6:53 am

I have dragged this video of natural disasters from the Connor Watson thread for Mr Stryker to witness what happens when greenie principles aren't adhered to - that is don't deforest steep hills. And as well the mice plague in Qld tells us the down side of broad acre farming.



I know of a case of such deforestation overseas where a landslide filled a river then when big rains came with the water having no where to go caused massive flooding killing maybe thousands of people.
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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 9:44 am

I am stryker is broken over this:

Tree Tories versus the watermelons: the battle tearing the Greens apart

Matthew Knott

Five years ago, Greens leader Bob Brown proudly declared he led "the most cohesive and happy party room" in federal Parliament. Locked in a power-sharing deal with Julia Gillard, the Greens were giddy after helping to pass the carbon and mining taxes into law.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... x1rme.html

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon will be excluded from decisions on contentious policies for the foreseeable future Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon will be excluded from decisions on contentious policies for the foreseeable future

Now Brown is gone, so are both the taxes, and it's hard to imagine using the words "happy" and "Greens party room" together with a straight face. This week the Greens even managed to match the Liberal Party for disunity - no small feat given Christopher Pyne's late-night boasting and Tony Abbott's increasingly brazen policy interventions.

Like many wars, this one started with something seemingly small: a leaflet, authorised by NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon, opposing the Turnbull government's Gonski 2.0 school funding model.


Di Natale says Rhiannon has not been penalised
Usually, this would be nothing more banal than a Greens senator criticising Coalition policy. In this case, it was incendiary. As the leaflet hit mailboxes in Sydney, Greens leader Richard di Natale was on the cusp of striking a deal on schools with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Senator Rhiannon hadn't told her colleagues about the leaflet.

Furious, her nine party room colleagues wrote a letter of complaint about her behaviour. Years of simmering tensions – about the party's structures, its policy direction, its very reason for being – had suddenly come to the boil.

The NSW branch of the Greens has always been fiercely independent. The state party reserves the right to "bind" its federal MPs to vote against the will of the federal party room (a fact little-known until recently). Unlike in other branches, there is no NSW Greens leader. And while the Tasmanian Greens party has its roots in environmental activism, several senior NSW Greens such as Senator Rhiannon entered the party via socialism.

Senator Rhiannon's rivals disparagingly refer to her grouping as the Eastern Bloc or the "watermelons" – green on the outside and red (communist) within.
In turn, the hard left of the party accuses Senator Di Natale and more moderate Greens of being sell-outs to the right: "neoliberals on bikes" or "tree Tories".

As the Greens federal party room met in Melbourne on Wednesday to decide Senator Rhiannon's fate, her foes thought her political career could be over.
he marathon meeting ended with a surprise outcome. The party room resolved to end the practice of NSW MPs being bound to vote against their federal colleagues and to exclude Senator Rhiannon from important policy discussions until that happened.

Rather than bringing the infighting to an end, the decision seemed only to broaden it.

Tim Hollo, a former communications director to ex-Greens leader Christine Milne, posted on Facebook: "Massive mistake. Huge error of judgement. Just wrong.

"Regardless of what you think of Lee, regardless of what you think of Gonski 2.0, regardless of the ongoing animosities, this action, in my opinion, is both a tactical and strategic mistake of grand scale."

A NSW Greens source, who is no fan of Senator Rhiannon, said: "A lot of people are annoyed the party room put the focus on processes in NSW rather than on Lee's behaviour.

"It strengthens Lee by broadening the issue to NSW; people rally around the flag.

"It was an error."

Another NSW Greens source said: "People see this as blackmail - an attempt to control our policies and procedures."

There is talk within NSW of withholding funding from the federal party at the next federal election and running their own campaign instead.

Senator Rhiannon blasted the move as "wrong" and "unconstitutional", saying: "Our party's constitution ensures members have a right to participate in decision-making, that's the way we do things in NSW."

Bizarrely, senior Greens figures are still unsure whether Senator Rhiannon was officially directed to vote against Gonski 2.0 or not. It's unclear how the "binding" process works and who gets a say in it.

Besides Senator Rhiannon, Adam Bandt was the only Greens MP to vote against excluding her from party room discussions. In a Facebook post he explained, "I deeply respect my colleagues and want the whole party room to work together, but I genuinely believe excluding people is not the right thing to do."

The times, Mr Bandt said, should suit the Greens. "People are starting to dream again. And it's wonderful."

Others are less optimistic. NSW Greens sources agree there is next to no chance the state party will relinquish its right to direct federal MPs how to vote. This means Senator Di Natale and his federal colleagues will have to back down or risk a deepening stoush with what has historically been the party's biggest branch.

"This may not be resolved," an insider warns, "between now and the next election."
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Post by stryker » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 1:24 pm

The worst political party ever concieved. Every member past and present is certifiable and are the greatest collection of braindead zonks you could ever assemble. Let them die.

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Post by stryker » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 1:27 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 6:53 am
I have dragged this video of natural disasters from the Connor Watson thread for Mr Stryker to witness what happens when greenie principles aren't adhered to - that is don't deforest steep hills. And as well the mice plague in Qld tells us the down side of broad acre farming.



I know of a case of such deforestation overseas where a landslide filled a river then when big rains came with the water having no where to go caused massive flooding killing maybe thousands of people.
Their principles are socialism based, not environmental. I live next door to the Daintree and the Reef. Do you really think I dont support the environment?

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 4:34 pm

What was telling in that land slide is that were there was still the forest it did not slide. There is a law if the hill on a certain degree of slope that it cannot be cleared but from what I have noticed that law is broken more observed.
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Post by ALX22 » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 7:26 pm

Sarah Hanson-Young is the worst of the Greens.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 7:31 pm

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Sarah Hanson-Young is the worst of the Greens.
I know a couple whose both ancestors came here as refugees and they also despise Sarah HY due to her sticking up for refugees. She is like Lleyton Hewitt, if you were in the battle trenches she is the one you would want by your side. I have nothing but respect for her.
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Post by stryker » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 8:13 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 7:31 pm
ALX22 wrote:
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 7:26 pm
Sarah Hanson-Young is the worst of the Greens.
I know a couple whose both ancestors came here as refugees and they also despise Sarah HY due to her sticking up for refugees. She is like Lleyton Hewitt, if you were in the battle trenches she is the one you would want by your side. I have nothing but respect for her.
She is nothing bar screeching white noise. Pure idiot who always takes the contrarian view to get her pigdog mug on the box.
As for wanting to be in the trenches with her, you have no idea. She is exactly the type who would shoot her own in the back to save her hide.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 9:52 pm

stryker wrote:
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 8:13 pm
Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 7:31 pm
ALX22 wrote:
Sat 01 Jul, 2017 7:26 pm
Sarah Hanson-Young is the worst of the Greens.
I know a couple whose both ancestors came here as refugees and they also despise Sarah HY due to her sticking up for refugees. She is like Lleyton Hewitt, if you were in the battle trenches she is the one you would want by your side. I have nothing but respect for her.
She is nothing bar screeching white noise. Pure idiot who always takes the contrarian view to get her pigdog mug on the box.
As for wanting to be in the trenches with her, you have no idea. She is exactly the type who would shoot her own in the back to save her hide.
The only things black and white in my life are Serena Williams and our Sarah
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Post by stryker » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

You can have her, no one else would touch it with your member.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 10:41 pm

stryker wrote:
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You can have her, no one else would touch it with your member.
Someone touched Serena it seems
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Post by willow » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 5:42 am

Cut the crap guys, seriously.

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