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formerguest

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The Chinese are really pushing it aren't they. I heard some Chinese immigrants talking about voting and they said they wanted good relationships with China.

How is that possible ?

It cannot commence until the chest beating stops. Such should occur come Sunday week. This shit playing out in public has been to our detriment for a few years now, crippling some sectors for political gain.

No problem with heated diplomatic discussions, but sending out Hastie and the likes to scream out in public doesn't work for the nation's commerce and if anything, further threatens our security.

As Paws alluded to earlier, my first thoughts when Dutton started speaking today were, really, this is nothing new, just normal practice for them and our allies. Then thinking is this the priming for another bullshit story such as Howard and Reith's children overboard or searching to see if the Tampa is still sailing.

Would not surprise if the coalition once again stooped to such depths to retain power.
 
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Good move by the government to have both east and west coast submarine bases. We need nuke powered subs like China has.
The latest information on this which confirms Scumo attempted to wedge Labor on nuclear submarines at the expense of National security reaffirms what we know about the PM. He is all about himself. No wonder Albanese confirmed the first call will be to Biden. The US is not concerned about personalities, but policy. This is very disappointing news as an ex serviceman.
 

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The latest information on this which confirms Scumo attempted to wedge Labor on nuclear submarines at the expense of National security reaffirms what we know about the PM. He is all about himself. No wonder Albanese confirmed the first call will be to Biden. The US is not concerned about personalities, but policy. This is very disappointing news as an ex serviceman.
We have given the US some state of the art technology, which China tried to grab from us, but they underestimated the loyalty of Australians.
 

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I read Peter Hartcher's piece in the SMH today regarding AUKUS and thought it was one of the best pieces of journalism I had read in a long time. I think I've emailed a journalist to praise or condemn their writing, maybe twice in 10 years.

I sent him an email congratulating him on the piece and he responded with an "I appreciate it".

No wonder it has become the story of the day. It is so typical of Morrison's approach to the job. He's not about Australia or its people, he's about whatever small, political advantage he can eke out - whatever the cost.
 

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The latest information on this which confirms Scumo attempted to wedge Labor on nuclear submarines at the expense of National security reaffirms what we know about the PM. He is all about himself. No wonder Albanese confirmed the first call will be to Biden. The US is not concerned about personalities, but policy. This is very disappointing news as an ex serviceman.

The response to the Chinese vessel was demonstrative of this. Given we’re in caretaker mode a week out from an election, you’d think Voldemort would brief Labor. Nope, his first thought was a press conference to talk about a ship doing nothing illegal that’s been there at least a week. There is nothing these people won’t tear down or politicise for some votes.
 

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The response to the Chinese vessel was demonstrative of this. Given we’re in caretaker mode a week out from an election, you’d think Voldemort would brief Labor. Nope, his first thought was a press conference to talk about a ship doing nothing illegal that’s been there at least a week. There is nothing these people won’t tear down or politicise for some votes.
According to the polls he will lose so I wouldn't worry... I'm sure the polls are right ...
 

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I just walked the dogs and listened to RN on the way around the golf course. If ever you want to listen to an inspirational person, look up "Conversations" (which I thought was done by Richard Fidler but now has a new presenter).

A woman some years ago set up a school in Tanzania - amazing radio and I reckon if you google RN Conversations St Judes Tanzania you might find it.

Worth it. Promise.
💯 agree @Mac
Believe it or not I often wake up to RN.
And been listening to Conversations when I can for many years now.
Richard Fidler...what a great voice for radio.
 

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Beautiful day of rugby at Tuggerah complex today and I tried to catch people's voting positions and thoughts on the candidates in my own little survey. The guys comments were about even. Amongst the women though, thoughts were predominantly anti Morrison and some agreement on a "classic abusive partner" comment. One describing it as creepily familiar.

To paraphrase; 'Creepy. The type that seeks and preys on our insecurities, then separates us or into thinking that you are not worthy and needing his protection. Then when you have finally had enough, he turns to beg forgiveness for the terrible person he has been and is going to change now. Please, please stay with me, I promise that I will be better.'

He might have gotten a few votes back in his personal begging to the electorate yesterday, but most of the women that I heard from saw straight through him. A small anecdotal sample, but he certainly isn’t winning the marginal Dobell based on that.
 

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The latest information on this which confirms Scumo attempted to wedge Labor on nuclear submarines at the expense of National security reaffirms what we know about the PM. He is all about himself. No wonder Albanese confirmed the first call will be to Biden. The US is not concerned about personalities, but policy. This is very disappointing news as an ex serviceman.
You and @Cobarcats may have a lot in common, both being returned ex serviceman.
 

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hear on the grape vine,ex nam are getting back payed pension payments soon,thanks guys,actually been filtering throught the system last 2 years,dont miss out,it was part of the deal.sorry godbless
 

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Beautiful day of rugby at Tuggerah complex today and I tried to catch people's voting positions and thoughts on the candidates in my own little survey. The guys comments were about even. Amongst the women though, thoughts were predominantly anti Morrison and some agreement on a "classic abusive partner" comment. One describing it as creepily familiar.

To paraphrase; 'Creepy. The type that seeks and preys on our insecurities, then separates us or into thinking that you are not worthy and needing his protection. Then when you have finally had enough, he turns to beg forgiveness for the terrible person he has been and is going to change now. Please, please stay with me, I promise that I will be better.'

He might have gotten a few votes back in his personal begging to the electorate yesterday, but most of the women that I heard from saw straight through him. A small anecdotal sample, but he certainly isn’t winning the marginal Dobell based on that.
how is Hornsby n Kariong travelling in all grades,bet Hornsby died on the vine.Kariong only won 3 games over 3 grades in 3 years when they started.lol ooooooo well.
 

formerguest

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how is Hornsby n Kariong travelling in all grades,bet Hornsby died on the vine.Kariong only won 3 games over 3 grades in 3 years when they started.lol ooooooo well.
No idea, as Hornsby would be in a Sydney competition and cannot recall seeing a Kariong team on our game days.
 
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