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Would-be politician Clive Palmer appears to have sent more unsolicited text messages to unsuspecting voters — ironically promising to ban unwelcome messages from political parties.
Businessman Clive Palmer has withdrawn counterclaims seeking $1.8 billion in damages from liquidators of Queensland Nickel, who are seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars over the closure of the Townsville refinery.
Mr Palmer described the appointment of QNI liquidators as a "politically motivated witch-hunt".
QNI collapsed in 2016 with $300 million in debts, putting more than 800 people out of work.
Mr Palmer, his nephew Clive Mensink and 19 other people are being sued for about $500 million by liquidators PPB Advisory, who were appointed by the Federal Government.
If the Titanic was the ship that was meant to be unsinkable, the Titanic II is the idea that seems to be un-killable. Six years after Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer declared he was going to build a replica of the Titanic, and three years after he had to suspend work on the project due to money troubles, Palmer has announced that work on the project will start up again.
A spate of negative reviews by guests on the resort's TripAdvisor page detailed visitors' frustrations from the loud noises and the "tacky" touch they felt it brought to the resort. Many guests who visited the dinosaur park wrote about their shock upon learning that the admission fee for a family of five is $100. Mr Palmer had previously defended the pricing, saying: "It's a lot cheaper than going to Disneyland".
Even before Palmersuarus officially opened, the Australian PGA decided not to host future championships at Palmer Coolum resort after 11 years at the venue.
As well as the dinosaur presence, Palmer's 60 painted signs on several fairways promoting his own commercial interests led to the PGA's withdrawal.
The loss of the championship later caused a decline in hotel bookings in Coolum the following year as the PGA moved to the RACV Royal Pines resort on the Gold Coast.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Thecakeisalie
Makes you wonder if he is emulating trump or that trump, palmer, and others have been groomed for this?
originally posted by: notsure1
And say Hi to Australias version of Hillary
nobody can do stuff for decades without some questionable dealings. this is what happens to any conservative SCOTUS nominee. his record is run through and they'll always find something they can interpret as questionable. all they could find on Romney was he carried his dog on top of his car.
the hateful left will try to destroy any outsider, for short term gain and to dissuade future conservatives from getting involved. and then they'll ramp up the rhetoric.
Obfuscation is the obscuring of the intended meaning of communication by making the message difficult to understand, usually with confusing and ambiguous language.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
In Australia Hillary would be called a smug Bunyip.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: Thecakeisalie
I will be voting for Clive Palmers United Australia Party for much the same reason as folks who voted for Trump - the existing 2-party system in Australia is rigged, and the MSM is totally leftist beyond repair whose dribble is reflective of Open Society Foundations policies of 'priorities for minorities'.
Time to make Australia great again.
originally posted by: Murgatroid
a reply to: Sublimecraft
Trumps exposure of the rigged system and the MSM 'news' are all I needed to see that Trump is EXACTLY what we needed here in the states...
What I would love to understand is WHY do liberals appear to be completely oblivious to this fact.
My guess is that they are unable to comprehend that something so dastardly could actually happen.
Are there any ex-liberals here that can give us any tips as to how to shine the light on this?