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Originally posted by knightwhosaysnih
reply to post by CrimsonKapital
Mate, it saddens me to see it has taken you so long to come to this realisation. There are agenda's that need to be met, and whoever is in power, no matter who it is, these agenda's will always be implemented. I'm not talking about some kind of mass conspiracy with TPTB, even though I do think they exist and run most of the world, but the fact that politicians are always going to be lying scumbags, they are the only one's who brown nose and bs their way enough to make it to the top. They will always lie, manipulate, deceive. The GST was a classic case of this.. Labor claimed they wouldn't bring it in if they were voted in, but everyone knew that was bs. Johnny got the vote anyway and it was brought in, but anyone with a brain knows that it was coming one way or another.
Originally posted by Flint2011
reply to post by CrimsonKapital
Australia is facing horrible issues from within right now from what I know of. It's suffering like many other Nations of it's kind. It's a sad state of affairs because Australia is one of the greatest Nations on Earth in my opinion and that is coming from a Yank.
It going to sort itself out one way or another eventually. Either by the hand of the people or by the hand of the powers that be. Here is hoping for the former.
Originally posted by CrimsonKapital
I like many of you have been keeping a close eye on the loss of freedom in the so called "land of the free", and being replaced by a capitalistic oligarchy.
reply to post by EHowardHuntClub
I have read the Australia "Constitution". It is not a Constitution at all, but more of a "Franchise Agreement", strangely similar to the kind Burger Joints have with their parent corporations. Instead of fielty to the Hamburger Headquarters, yours still gives authority to the sovereign of England, (Royal Assent). Despite the feeling the Westminster Statute gives a separate country, it is still only by Royal Assent.
Originally posted by steve1709
Sorry it's taken a while to reply. Was out today picking up a new tungsten tip chain. Re what has Newman done. When he was mayor of Bris, many people who were on the other side of the political fence lost their jobs quite soon after he came to power. Now, within a feas fart of being elected he's up to his usual sleazy tricks. Just because someone has a different colour political bent should NOT be a reason for losing a position. Was up in Tannum the other day near Gladstone and ran into a friend from a few years back that works for the port authority.
Asked him about the loss of positions of a few head honchos there and he said that they were openly opposed to the lib philosophy. Isn't it funny, he axed them. Wow, what a surprise. He said that people are now reticent to mention their political persuasion. This bloke smiles well but under that "sweet" smile imo there lurks someone that will remove anyone that even shows a hint of disagreeing with his views. I have a real bad feeling about how he will handle his premiership. Similar feeling to what I had when GW Bush slithered into the white house.
On another note, I agree with many of your posts but the lib thing, well I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. At least we can still do that here hey mate
Originally posted by Raivan31
Well, like most modern democracies we have strayed away from the original tennants but i think it's a bit extreme to suggest that we are a facist dictatorship.
Originally posted by TheSodd
Ditch the Witch, am sick of the Ginger Haired Turkey and her lies.
Get rid of the Greens and also Monkey-Boy in the speedos.
Let's return to. True democracy
1. Seems Australians are accepting more bull from the gov without much of a fight (un Australian)
Originally posted by titzycronulla
reply to post by Xcathdra
Please offer a suggestion of where to start and what to do, when left with this level of predicament. We have a politician here called Peter Garrett, who was of greater conviction than any Australian of the wrongs of politics(listen to Midnight Oil lyrics and see). Yet he is completely sitting in the backwater and watching this rubbish unfold, unable to change a single thing. Please stop being hostile to people for having an opinion.