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» 24/03/2017 5:49:57 PM Dear Joe, I am more than familiar with the Catholic School education. And the bullying th.....
» 24/03/2017 5:35:57 PM When you keep telling people their problem is their identity, it's who they are, and you k.....
» 24/03/2017 1:11:23 PM runner, You first!.....
» 24/03/2017 1:08:02 PM cont'd ... Kerrie Armstrong tells us that deradicalisation experts say the government's a.....
» 24/03/2017 12:51:41 PM Here's what the experts think: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/10/experts-ques.....
» 24/03/2017 9:21:11 AM Runner, You stated that the Gay lobby were the biggest bullies. I responded to that comme.....
» 23/03/2017 10:42:21 PM The Muslim Council of Britain has condemned the terror attack which struck the heart of Lo.....
» 23/03/2017 10:06:54 PM It's not only the Catholic Church that has a lot to answer. Child abuse occurred in many i.....
» 23/03/2017 5:29:30 PM Justice Minister Michael Keenan MP says an increased AFP presence at Parliament after the .....
» 23/03/2017 5:09:28 PM Jeff Kennett - the founder of Beyond Blue closed Victoria's mental health institutions in .....
» 23/03/2017 3:27:42 PM cont'd ... I remember reading about Alan Turing who created one of the first computers an.....
» 23/03/2017 3:19:20 PM The gay lobby are the biggest bullies? according to runner. They'd have to get in line a.....
» 23/03/2017 3:09:18 PM Dear Nathan, Perhaps the following link may help explain the "niceties" of parl.....
» 23/03/2017 1:11:38 PM Dear Steve, Many teaching problems will be solved in the next few decades. There will be .....
» 23/03/2017 12:44:24 PM I can't speak on behalf of Stan Grant. Nor can I criticise his feelings concerning what he.....
» 23/03/2017 11:04:26 AM The former Prime Minister was elected unanimously by the Board of Beyond Blue. Jeff Kenne.....
» 23/03/2017 10:29:07 AM cont'd ... For Beyond Blue to have a former Prime Minister as its leader will ensure that.....
» 23/03/2017 10:24:49 AM Julia Gillard introduced legislation as PM to help fund the National Disability Insurance.....
» 22/03/2017 6:07:34 PM Retirement affordability? We had all better prepare for the times when our income stops. .....
» 22/03/2017 5:39:10 PM Dear Jayb, If the words you speak appeared on your skin Most people would avoid you......
» 22/03/2017 5:06:30 PM Dear Hassie, We live in a Melbourne suburb not far from a mosque. There has never been an.....
» 22/03/2017 1:03:24 PM I often see people using mobile phones while driving. Also not wearing seat-belts and of c.....
» 22/03/2017 12:07:24 PM Dear Jayb, For some people sadly there could clearly never be a Muslim who was acceptable.....
» 22/03/2017 12:02:47 PM Dear Bazz, There are so many varieties of Muslims. They come from different countries, ha.....
» 21/03/2017 6:01:32 PM Here's an interesting insight: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/world/europe/netherlands.....
» 21/03/2017 5:34:20 PM I watched 60 Minutes on Sunday evening about Punchbowl Boys High School and the problems t.....
» 21/03/2017 5:26:54 PM Dear Bazz, I remember how different computers were when they first came out. And look at .....
» 21/03/2017 1:04:39 PM We've got an almond tree, plum trees, lemons, peach trees, and no problems since buying an.....
» 21/03/2017 12:56:20 PM Wouldn't it be great if we could look at what unites us rather than consistently banging o.....
» 21/03/2017 9:42:13 AM Lets also not forget the population is getting older and some are looking towards "do.....
» 20/03/2017 9:53:01 PM Dear Jayb, Give it a rest......
» 20/03/2017 6:00:10 PM My dad died of a massive coronary in the 1970s. Had this have happened today - he may poss.....
» 20/03/2017 4:02:25 PM For some people there could clearly never be a Muslim who was acceptable, no matter how mo.....
» 19/03/2017 5:04:06 PM Dear Jayb, Of course I didn't mean it......
» 19/03/2017 5:02:38 PM Me too!.....
» 19/03/2017 12:25:09 PM Dear JF Aus, I've still got hope that a miracle just may happen. But as you say - I will .....
» 19/03/2017 11:39:06 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Put your money where your mouth is - buy Bill Leak's book!.....
» 19/03/2017 11:36:39 AM Dear JF Aus, I don't hold much hope (or trust in) Malcolm Turnbull. He's the Prime Minis.....
» 19/03/2017 11:24:53 AM Dear calwest, You first!.....
» 19/03/2017 11:23:11 AM Dear Jayb, We visit my mother in the dementia wing of her nursing home. You display all t.....
» 19/03/2017 9:32:59 AM We definitely need more information on this case. It seems that Punchbowl Boys High Schoo.....
» 18/03/2017 2:56:27 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I totally agree with you. Today young people with all the technology avai.....
» 17/03/2017 10:18:58 PM http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/bill-leak-united-australians-says-malcolm-turnbull/8.....
» 17/03/2017 10:04:04 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your kind words however the words are not mine they are Lew.....
» 17/03/2017 4:00:22 PM Brilliant article. Congratulations to the author. I used to be such a fan of Mem Fox (Lo.....
» 17/03/2017 3:40:38 PM Dear Toni, and AJ, More please! 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble .....
» 17/03/2017 1:03:47 PM This decision affects a big area of Australia as it affects those people that are remote f.....
» 17/03/2017 10:55:42 AM Here's a link from the ABC that asks: "Let there be no talk today of left and right,.....
» 17/03/2017 10:16:08 AM Dear Hasbeen, I understand that there will be some jobs and situations where an eight day.....
» 16/03/2017 10:36:50 PM Dear ttbn, Go back and re-read some of your posts. Then tell us again that you don't lab.....
» 16/03/2017 5:19:39 PM What's wrong with having a discussion about a 4 day work week? What the heck is wrong wit.....
» 16/03/2017 10:31:12 AM Dear Is Mise, To explain the false remark you made about me......
» 16/03/2017 10:22:43 AM leoj, I'm surprised at your post. And you a warrior for "Freedom of Speech," or.....
» 16/03/2017 9:45:47 AM Dear Is Mise, Lets take a look at the situation here. Any attempt to represent the diffi.....
» 16/03/2017 9:03:15 AM Dear ttbn, Does labelling people give you a sense of superiority? Or do you only recogni.....
» 16/03/2017 8:41:53 AM Dear Shadow Minster, Much as I admired Bill Leak's work I can understand the criticism th.....
» 15/03/2017 10:25:01 PM I've just come back to read a few of the latest comments. I can see that feelings are begi.....
» 15/03/2017 6:22:17 PM Dear Banjo, Talking about "alien culture"... Simon Tatz wrote an article in Th.....
» 15/03/2017 5:22:06 PM Dear Is Mise, Speaking about depth and substance... The poet Sanober Khan wrote: ".....
» 15/03/2017 4:04:57 PM Dear phanto, Why did I want to learn more about transgender people? Because I knew so lit.....
» 15/03/2017 2:50:30 PM Yes indeed. I read somewhere that the first step to be a good person is to deeply feel th.....
» 15/03/2017 2:46:21 PM Dear ttbn, SteeleRedux a lefty thug, you say? No. It's a huge disservice to label people.....
» 15/03/2017 1:26:50 PM Dear phanto, I've already stated I knew very little about transgender people. I wanted to.....
» 15/03/2017 12:52:59 PM Dear phanto, Why was I interested? As Cossomby pointed out - to better understand the wo.....
» 15/03/2017 12:41:49 PM Dear Jayb, Why on earth would I want to make myself familiar with somebody else's Holy Bo.....
» 15/03/2017 12:25:20 PM Dear phanto, I can only speak for myself as to why I watched this particular 60 Minutes p.....
» 15/03/2017 10:41:03 AM cont'd ... Here's another link: http://theconversation.com/factcheck-qanda-has-the-grand.....
» 15/03/2017 10:28:04 AM Dear Is Mise, I am not a theologian so I can't answer your question about the "feroc.....
» 15/03/2017 9:45:37 AM Dear Cossomby, So you're a writer? I should have guessed. How lucky are we to have you.....
» 15/03/2017 9:25:03 AM Dear ttbn, Gee whiz, I think that Foxy has more than explained where she stands on things.....
» 15/03/2017 8:46:40 AM Dear Steele, I don't know much about Pickering's personal life. I read that he has termin.....
» 15/03/2017 7:23:45 AM Dear Cossomby, Articulate as ever. You've put it all into a nutshell and done it so well.....
» 14/03/2017 10:01:51 PM Dear Steele, I Googled links concerning the NRL 9/11 tops that Banjo claimed earlier happ.....
» 14/03/2017 9:42:37 PM leoj, Thank You for the link. The paintings were beautiful and illustrate the man's tale.....
» 14/03/2017 5:20:08 PM I admired much of Bill Leak's work. He was a talented artist and satirist. My condolences .....
» 14/03/2017 10:34:38 AM Dear kactuz, You seem to have missed my point entirely. I am not defending the religion......
» 14/03/2017 10:23:04 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Who's the one calling her by a derogatory name?.....
» 14/03/2017 9:09:54 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Your attitude typifies why you guys lost WA. Unless changes are mad.....
» 13/03/2017 9:51:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You might ask John Howard the same question......
» 13/03/2017 9:49:22 PM Dear Is Mise, I am a Catholic......
» 13/03/2017 5:54:00 PM Dear Is Mise, You're a Catholic I believe. How well do you know your holy book and do yo.....
» 13/03/2017 5:17:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, http://www.thepoliticalsword.com/page/Tony-Windsor-and-Rob-Oakeshot.....
» 13/03/2017 3:50:54 PM leoj, You are right. 1) It was a false comparison and another diversion. 2) It was voye.....
» 13/03/2017 3:28:52 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Perhaps with spending there will be more money for education, healt.....
» 13/03/2017 2:13:49 PM Dear rehctub, Right. It's your "expertise" that comes into play here. Do you .....
» 13/03/2017 2:10:33 PM cont'd ... Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor is the highest ranking of six transgender peo.....
» 13/03/2017 1:58:46 PM leoj, Gee I don't know why the ABC would bother to do that kind of show? Let's stop and t.....
» 13/03/2017 1:45:40 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Can any community in Australia guarantee or prove 100% that they will ter.....
» 13/03/2017 1:00:19 PM cont'd ... BTW - National Socialism in Germany existed in the 1930s/40s whereas the Musli.....
» 13/03/2017 12:46:47 PM leoj, Why are you surprised what happens in the USA? Look who they have as President. A.....
» 13/03/2017 12:36:35 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Yeah right! Keep up the good work!.....
» 13/03/2017 12:34:41 PM Dear Is Mise, You can blame Hitler for that - a guy who physically was not top notch but .....
» 13/03/2017 12:02:40 PM leoj, Ever thought of going into politics?.....
» 13/03/2017 11:57:58 AM Dear Jayb, You funny......
» 13/03/2017 10:13:24 AM Hello Folks, Just a bit of some light relief to put some smiles on those very worried fac.....
» 13/03/2017 9:28:10 AM Dear Jayb, I am amazed that you're still speaking on behalf of all Muslims. I wouldn't ha.....
» 13/03/2017 9:19:42 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The same old, same old tactics from you. That's more than rich - .....
» 12/03/2017 10:18:46 PM Dear Joe, Actually Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue tells a different version of events to yours. Sh.....
» 12/03/2017 9:44:03 PM cont'd ... If Labor is on the nose? The Coalition is way past that point - as you'll see.....
» 12/03/2017 9:40:44 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Blaming others again? You really need to acquire some new tactics......
» 12/03/2017 5:43:08 PM So Who's singing Australia's song? I don't think Mr Gary Johns is after reading his artic.....
» 12/03/2017 5:13:02 PM Before leaving this discussion it would be appropriate to just add a few more thoughts on .....
» 12/03/2017 1:29:35 PM cont'd ... What has Mr Joyce actually done for regional and rural areas - does anybody kn.....
» 12/03/2017 12:59:12 PM As the US has shown us - be careful what you wish and who you vote for. What you thought w.....
» 12/03/2017 12:51:32 PM cont'd ... http://stolengenerationstestimonies.com/index.php/testimonies/index.1.html &q.....
» 12/03/2017 10:55:02 AM Dear Joe, The apology was a historic day. Through one direct act Parliament acknowledged .....
» 12/03/2017 9:49:19 AM cont'd ... There's a very interesting article about Syd Jackson the famous football playe.....
» 12/03/2017 9:30:11 AM Dear Joe, The fact remains an apology was made by our government to the Stolen Generation.....
» 12/03/2017 9:13:41 AM Dear CHERFUL, Voting is not compulsory in the US. Many people did not vote. Also Trump di.....
» 12/03/2017 8:59:01 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The facts speak for themselves. The future will show whether Mr Jo.....
» 12/03/2017 12:51:32 AM Dear Joe, The Creative Spirits website regarding Stolen Generation Members and court case.....
» 11/03/2017 1:07:36 PM Dear Joe, They have already proven their case. Our former Prime Minister apologised to t.....
» 11/03/2017 1:01:50 PM The question should be why was nothing done when thousands of public service jobs in the r.....
» 11/03/2017 12:18:01 PM There are many stolen generation members still alive today. They are the living proof. Bes.....
» 11/03/2017 11:33:40 AM Dear Joe, There is plenty of documented evidence, names are listed all you have to do is .....
» 11/03/2017 9:03:06 AM Personally I would vote for Barnett. To me the other guy is an unknown and I simply wouldn.....
» 11/03/2017 8:52:19 AM The usual pattern has been that after a government has been in power for as long as Barnet.....
» 11/03/2017 7:49:32 AM Immunisation reactions are generally mild and resolve by themselves without needing medica.....
» 11/03/2017 7:38:57 AM cont'd ... My apologies for the bad grammar in the previous post. It should read - it's .....
» 11/03/2017 7:34:23 AM cont'd ... Sorry - more typos. Here it is again: http://www.janesoceania.com/australia_.....
» 11/03/2017 7:30:02 AM Dear Paul, I've come across an interesting person - Jane Resture. You may be interested t.....
» 11/03/2017 7:10:16 AM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/.....
» 11/03/2017 7:07:42 AM Dear Paul, I don't accept that the whole story is a lie. Aboriginal history has predomin.....
» 11/03/2017 6:53:29 AM Shadow Minister, You miss the point. It's what they could of done. The same applies to a.....
» 10/03/2017 11:46:03 PM cont'd ... Does he really think this will garner him more votes for the Nationals.....
» 10/03/2017 11:42:04 PM Dear Paul, Have a lovely time in New Zealand. And when you get back if you can get hold .....
» 10/03/2017 11:33:52 PM Why were Mr Joyce and his colleagues silent in 2015 when the Australian Taxation Office sh.....
» 10/03/2017 11:20:31 PM I haven't had my flu shot this year - yet. But I will. I find it does help. It certainly p.....
» 10/03/2017 11:05:10 AM Vaccination is a controversial issue at the moment. We have the "No Jab No Play,".....
» 10/03/2017 10:52:25 AM cont'd ... Still, perhaps the Main Stream Media does not find it newsworthy to report on .....
» 10/03/2017 10:48:22 AM Dear Joe, I'm glad that you liked it. At present I've got a touch of the flu, so I'm dri.....
» 10/03/2017 8:54:54 AM Here's a bit of light relief for us all: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433554/don.....
» 10/03/2017 8:44:32 AM Questions need to be asked because it is transparently obvious that this is an attempt at .....
» 9/03/2017 11:20:26 PM I would have thought that bodies like the pesticides authority need central services, acce.....
» 8/03/2017 12:31:34 PM Here's another interesting take on why trumps latest accusation could backfire: http://ww.....
» 8/03/2017 12:08:26 PM cont'd ... The responses to the article are worth a read......
» 8/03/2017 12:04:57 PM Dear Steele, I found the following link interesting: http://dailyreview.com.au/helen-raz.....
» 8/03/2017 11:57:52 AM Dear Joe, Apology accepted......
» 8/03/2017 11:11:34 AM Dear Joe, I certainly would not want Brandis in my corner. And the behaviour of these peo.....
» 8/03/2017 10:58:25 AM The New York Daily News tells us that "Here's the difference between fake news and re.....
» 8/03/2017 10:43:19 AM Dear Shadow Minister, A household joke? In your household? Because in mine - there's a .....
» 8/03/2017 9:40:22 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Perhaps after reading SteeleRedux's post you may see where the &quo.....
» 7/03/2017 6:26:46 PM cont'd ... Dear Joe, For me this discussion has well and truly run its course so I'll qu.....
» 7/03/2017 6:22:16 PM Dear Joe, Yes it is usually best to go back to 'primary sources'. however they sometimes.....
» 7/03/2017 3:00:38 PM Dear Paul, Wishing you a great time in New Zealand and look forward to hearing all about .....
» 7/03/2017 2:51:54 PM We should all be pleased that most of us on this forum do not believe that there is only o.....
» 6/03/2017 12:45:20 PM Dear Joe, I think you're rather special as well. Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not going to.....
» 6/03/2017 10:05:47 AM Dear Steele and Paul, You guys are truly awesome. Reading your posts has made my day......
» 6/03/2017 9:57:55 AM Dear Joe, So glad to see that you've taken my previous post so seriously. I wonder what y.....
» 5/03/2017 10:07:16 PM We must keep in mind that the religiously-minded modern person is not a 'card-carrying' fu.....
» 5/03/2017 10:00:51 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is her choice. She told the attorney-general ages ago that she w.....
» 5/03/2017 8:52:19 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The link explains her position quite clearly including the vast amo.....
» 4/03/2017 10:31:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Go back and read the link I cited again. It's clearly explained wh.....
» 4/03/2017 2:59:11 PM Dear Joe, I know nothing about Big Nana, so I can't comment on her "qualifications,&.....
» 4/03/2017 1:32:08 PM cont'd ... I'll give it one more try: http://www.womensagenda.com.au/leadership/profiles.....
» 4/03/2017 1:20:29 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There's a few good points being made in the link I've just come acr.....
» 4/03/2017 1:02:11 PM Dear Is Mise, Being a Catholic myself, I agree with the point you are making. The actions.....
» 4/03/2017 12:37:54 PM Big Nana, The following is also worth a read: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginal.....
» 4/03/2017 10:27:11 AM Dear Steele, and Paul, There's an interesting link that covers a good range of issues fro.....
» 3/03/2017 7:39:36 PM cont'd ... Dear Steele, Google the names of Belinda Dann, Joyce Injie, Maree Lawrence, B.....
» 3/03/2017 7:35:15 PM cont'd ... My apologies, let me try again: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalcul.....
» 3/03/2017 7:20:40 PM Dear Steele, Perhaps you could suggest to Joe to try the following: (I don't have the wi.....
» 3/03/2017 6:37:19 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is surprising that Gillian Triggs failed to check her facts on t.....
» 3/03/2017 6:20:32 PM Dear Jayb, I can't speak on anyone else's behalf. I can only say that the people that I .....
» 3/03/2017 12:07:58 PM Dear Steele, Thank You for your posts and cited references. To study the past properly i.....
» 2/03/2017 7:49:23 PM Joe, I can see that you're not really taking any of this seriously so I shan't waste any .....
» 2/03/2017 5:52:03 PM Dear Joe, You want the name of just one person who was stolen? OK. How about Margaret Tu.....
» 2/03/2017 3:05:22 PM cont'd ... Dear Steele, Oooops, sorry for the typo. Here's the first link again: http:.....
» 2/03/2017 2:55:35 PM Dear Steele, Here are a few links that I think speak for themselves: http://www.abc.net......
» 2/03/2017 1:36:38 PM Dear doog, I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. Once thing that the Coalition.....
» 2/03/2017 10:55:08 AM Dear Steele, Years ago I undertook to examine the details of the Holocaust in Lithuania. .....
» 1/03/2017 9:29:09 PM Well I'm going to stick my neck out and say that I believe that Malcolm Turnbull and the C.....
» 1/03/2017 5:54:35 PM Dear Joe, I won't bother you any more after this: http://journey-and-destination.blogspo.....
» 1/03/2017 5:21:45 PM Dear Joe, Go back and read the Windschuttle link that Steele gave you. Read Windschuttle'.....
» 1/03/2017 5:11:01 PM Dear Albie, Thanks for that. Well stated and scary......
» 1/03/2017 5:03:59 PM It's interesting to read all the various opinions on this forum about the rights of/or lac.....
» 1/03/2017 1:01:51 PM How real are the "oral histories," of our holy books, the Bible, the Koran, the .....
» 1/03/2017 12:53:13 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You so much for your apology. It means a great deal to me com.....
» 1/03/2017 10:00:01 AM Dear Joe, The following link may be of interest: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/762 As.....
» 1/03/2017 9:31:18 AM Dear ttbn, You're right predicting anything in politics is risky at the best of times. Th.....
» 1/03/2017 9:21:54 AM Dear Joe, Miracles do happen. Did you watch "60 Minutes," on Sunday, 26th Feb......
» 1/03/2017 8:55:12 AM SM, I am still waiting for an apology from you Sir for calling me an "anti-Semitic r.....
» 28/02/2017 8:50:54 PM Dear Jayb, Such is the nature of the beast, indeed. People of good will can have differe.....
» 28/02/2017 6:14:19 PM Dear Jayb, I presume that you're referring to Nick Saffran's anti-Muslim article in ".....
» 28/02/2017 5:26:12 PM Dear Joe, I can see that you are reluctant to modify your judgements concerning oral hist.....
» 28/02/2017 3:59:37 PM Diversity is important in any artistic medium - especially films. How boring would films b.....
» 28/02/2017 3:22:53 PM Dear Joe, Studying history does not just involve memorizing names and dates, kings and qu.....
» 28/02/2017 1:32:52 PM Lets make one thing quite clear - the vast majority of modern mainstream Christians, Jews,.....
» 28/02/2017 1:21:25 PM There is never any circumstance where violence against women (men, and children as well) i.....
» 28/02/2017 1:06:39 PM Dear Joe, You seem to not count oral history as real history. All I can suggest is that .....
» 28/02/2017 12:32:21 PM I have not been "slagging" off at the Catholic Church. As a matter of fact I hav.....
» 28/02/2017 11:27:18 AM Here's a link that may be of interest: http://www.kooriweb.org/foley/resources/film/sunag.....
» 28/02/2017 11:19:22 AM Dear Jayb, As I stated earlier. I do not believe in irrational, inflexible attitudes towa.....
» 28/02/2017 10:58:07 AM The vast majority of modern mainstream Christians, Jews, Muslims, are not 'card-carrying f.....
» 27/02/2017 6:10:30 PM cont'd ... I left out a bit out of the first link. Here it is again: http://www.takepar.....
» 27/02/2017 6:04:06 PM cont'd ... The clergy may not preach from the pulpit that its ok to sexually abuse childr.....
» 27/02/2017 5:48:04 PM I grew up with bigoted clergy in churches across the country preaching hate speech every S.....
» 27/02/2017 5:12:40 PM Dear Joe, Go back and read my post on page 38 of this discussion. I did try to cover viol.....
» 27/02/2017 3:14:18 PM Dear LEGO, No. I'm not a therapist. People have to solve their own problems......
» 27/02/2017 2:54:10 PM Dear nicknamenick, Here's a link providing information on internment-camps in Australia: .....
» 27/02/2017 2:42:59 PM Dear Is Mise, No. I'm simply a believer in a "fair go" for all. I don't see .....
» 27/02/2017 1:02:46 PM The clergy may not have advocated child abuse, however the cover-ups, the protections of a.....
» 27/02/2017 12:52:47 PM Here is a timeline of major crimes in Australia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of.....
» 27/02/2017 11:19:13 AM The head of state in this country is the Queen. It's interesting to look up her lineage an.....
» 27/02/2017 10:32:28 AM Dear Joe, Ancestry is a fascinating subject. One day I'll get around to tracing our fami.....
» 27/02/2017 10:24:08 AM Yes any violence should be a concern for all of us - be it against women, men, or children.....
» 26/02/2017 5:16:17 PM Dear Nathan, I don't think that writers or film-makers have much to be concerned about. A.....
» 26/02/2017 4:10:48 PM cont'd ... Everyone has the right to an opinion, but others don't have to listen to it. O.....
» 26/02/2017 12:08:37 PM Dear Jayb, Because it is demonstrably nonsense......
» 26/02/2017 9:36:19 AM Gentlemen, I don't agree with your beliefs but I understand where they come from. I wish .....
» 25/02/2017 6:04:12 PM cont'd ... Dear Jayb, Here is another link that's worth a read: http://www.smh.com.au/g.....
» 25/02/2017 5:45:23 PM Dear Jayb, Business Insider Australia, November 22, 2014 tells us: "Debates over th.....
» 25/02/2017 2:39:07 PM Dear Shocker, Ancestors of Australian born Australians were immigrants who built this cou.....
» 25/02/2017 9:59:32 AM Dear Paul, I'm not sure what to make of Tony Abbott's recent criticisms of the government.....
» 24/02/2017 8:10:30 PM Dear nicknamenick, Blame Vilnius University and the linguistic experts. Cheers......
» 24/02/2017 8:07:11 PM Dear Jayb, But other Imams? Which ones are you referring to? I don't know any. If you .....
» 24/02/2017 8:01:50 PM Dear Steele, I genuinely did try with my last link. I chose it because I thought it was a.....
» 24/02/2017 7:10:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Could you kindly show me where in the link I gave you does it say t.....
» 24/02/2017 6:14:21 PM Dear nicknamenick, Thank You for confirming what I originally cited on page 6 of this dis.....
» 24/02/2017 4:41:06 PM Dear LEGO, This may explain Muslim views on loans: http://www.finder.com.au/islamic-home.....
» 24/02/2017 4:27:57 PM Dear Shadow Minister, 9 facts about the Israel-Palestine Conflict on Which We Can all Agr.....
» 24/02/2017 12:24:38 PM Dear AJ, I'm sorry I did not know. I always read your posts because I think they're alwa.....
» 24/02/2017 12:16:55 PM Dear Steele, Thank You. There's a link that may be of interest to you: http://www.forei.....
» 24/02/2017 10:54:19 AM Seriously folks, take it easy. I'd hate for things to really turn hurtful. Words do hurt.....
» 24/02/2017 10:42:19 AM Dear Jayb, I forgot to add that I've seen the movie "la la land," It's actually.....
» 24/02/2017 10:37:57 AM Dear Jayb, Staffies and pit-bulls are two separate breeds and they do have a bad reputati.....
» 24/02/2017 10:12:49 AM Dear Shocker, Here are just some links I've come across on this issue: http://www.aph.go.....
» 23/02/2017 7:05:29 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Left-Wing Whinge? How original. Then I guess Amnesty is part of t.....
» 23/02/2017 6:32:54 PM Dear Jayb, I'm no sage or expert. I simply take people as I find them. I don't judge peop.....
» 23/02/2017 2:35:10 PM The UN anti-Israel Bias? Gee I wonder why that is? Could it be that the General Assembly.....
» 23/02/2017 1:12:04 PM Dear Shocker, I wasn't aware that we were getting huge percentages of "primitive&quo.....
» 23/02/2017 1:05:44 PM Dear nicknamenick, It was actually the Abbott who did the pushing and the shoving (and th.....
» 23/02/2017 12:59:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Dr Ilan Pappe, the former Senior Lecturer at the University of Haif.....
» 23/02/2017 11:23:10 AM Dear Joe, Thank You for that. However I am a bit concerned about where my mind's at. I o.....
» 23/02/2017 11:12:18 AM cont'd ... Peter Costello writes in his Memoirs: "Australia is often described as a.....
» 23/02/2017 11:03:34 AM Dear Joe, Su meile Tau irgi. (with love to you too). Thank You for going to all that tro.....
» 23/02/2017 10:28:35 AM Dear Jayb, You claim that you don't speak on behalf of all Muslims? Yet you persisted in .....
» 23/02/2017 9:59:30 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Have you read Loewenstein's or Fisk's works? Historians and Middle-.....
» 22/02/2017 6:36:34 PM Dear nicknamenick, So you want to do a Trump and "grab whatever is on offer?" .....
» 22/02/2017 6:30:32 PM Dear Graham, Thanks for that. That's one of the many reasons why I enjoy the forum. You .....
» 22/02/2017 6:26:39 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Breitbart News Network is known to paradoxically publish falsehoods.....
» 22/02/2017 6:06:32 PM Dear Joe, Well I give up. I've tried twice to give you the ABS stats for the percentages .....
» 22/02/2017 5:53:36 PM cont'd ... I'll try again: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4.....
» 22/02/2017 5:46:58 PM Dear Joe, Gender equality in Australia? The ABS link is interesting: http://www.abs.gov.....
» 22/02/2017 4:30:35 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Firstly neither Antony Loewenstein nor Robert Fisk are pro-palestin.....
» 22/02/2017 4:19:06 PM Linguists argue against mislabeling: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/06/illeg.....
» 22/02/2017 1:01:04 PM Dear Is Mise, My apologies for the typo with the previous link. I shall try again and hop.....
» 22/02/2017 12:37:37 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Loewenstein: "Arafat refused the offers on the table because .....
» 22/02/2017 11:30:03 AM Dear nicknamenick, The fact remains that Lithuanian is the oldest surviving Indo-European.....
» 22/02/2017 10:45:04 AM cont'd ... Also you have to be able to understand the context and history of issues befor.....
» 22/02/2017 9:56:54 AM Dear Jayb, How can you speak on the behalf of all Muslims and what they do or do not beli.....
» 22/02/2017 9:47:43 AM Dear Joe, Thank You for further explaining your position. We can only hope that as Loewe.....
» 21/02/2017 10:49:43 PM Dear Steele, I agree with you about most of the posters on this forum. They are a great b.....
» 21/02/2017 10:39:35 PM There are so many reasons for learning foreign languages. So many benefits. Here is just .....
» 21/02/2017 10:24:07 PM Dear nicknamenick, Thank You so much for your interest in the Lithuanian language. The fo.....
» 21/02/2017 6:13:08 PM Dear Steele, Please don't ever leave this forum. Your posts are the breath of fresh air .....
» 21/02/2017 6:08:33 PM Dear Joe, I totally agree with you. You're a gentle-man with a big heart......
» 21/02/2017 6:02:51 PM Dear Jayb, You're a bit of a worry continuing to quote from the Koran. Smacks of some sor.....
» 21/02/2017 5:37:26 PM Dear nicknamenick, Lithuanian is a very old language. It is related to Sanskrit, Latin, a.....
» 21/02/2017 4:51:47 PM cont'd ... Dear Joe, All three major political parties in the 2006 Israeli elections ess.....
» 21/02/2017 4:16:17 PM Dear Joe, Here's a few facts for you. They're taken from Antony Loewenstein's book, ".....
» 21/02/2017 12:08:33 PM Dear Albie, I always read your posts with great interest. Please keep up the good work......
» 21/02/2017 12:04:39 PM Dear Joe, In our leafy court our neighbours are from Sri Lanka, Italy, China, Croatia, Ma.....
» 21/02/2017 11:53:06 AM Dear Is Mise, I also read quite a few commentaries but from a variety of sources. Not onl.....
» 21/02/2017 11:44:54 AM Dear Joe, I have always supported a two state solution, with no further settlements. I'm.....
» 21/02/2017 10:52:13 AM Dear nicknamenick, They weren't gay - they were bogans. Which explains it all......
» 21/02/2017 10:50:36 AM Dear runner, I didn't know that about SBS. I must watch it more often......
» 21/02/2017 10:47:24 AM cont'd ... Dear Albie, I forgot to add that I am so sorry for your bad personal experien.....
» 21/02/2017 10:37:20 AM Dear Albie, A great deal has changed in the past decades. New economic roles have brought.....
» 21/02/2017 10:05:42 AM Dear nicknamenick, Today there's thousands of Lithuanians invading Saxon lands and slowly.....
» 21/02/2017 9:53:22 AM Dear Is Mise, So you don't read the Bible in its entirety and you find a lot of it tends .....
» 21/02/2017 9:36:16 AM Oh dear. more false accusations will now probably follow the author of this article. Publi.....
» 21/02/2017 9:13:26 AM Dear nicknamenick, Poor choices of alcohol? Nah. "Alcohol is like love. The first k.....
» 21/02/2017 8:57:24 AM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for that. We seem to have a misunderstanding here. You were refer.....
» 20/02/2017 5:30:53 PM Dear Nicknamenick, Talking about discriminatory drinking: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/le.....
» 20/02/2017 5:13:50 PM Dear Is Mise, I assume that you are referring perhaps to the elderly in the various ethni.....
» 20/02/2017 2:39:24 PM It is interesting how various people can interpret things in very different ways. I read t.....
» 20/02/2017 2:21:58 PM Dear Jayb, So you object to all the listings given, and you take them all literally? I ha.....
» 20/02/2017 1:25:40 PM Dear Albie, Research in Australia suggests that women in Australia who have been born in .....
» 20/02/2017 12:12:47 PM Prejudice and discrimination are found in any situation of hostility and inequality betwee.....
» 20/02/2017 11:52:34 AM Dear AJ, Well said. You've said it much better than I could have. When faced with some e.....
» 20/02/2017 10:26:40 AM cont'd ... Dear Is Mise, I forgot to add have you read the Bible? Which parts do you ta.....
» 20/02/2017 9:38:09 AM Dear Is Mise, Have you read the Koran? Which parts do you object to and take literally?.....
» 19/02/2017 7:23:52 PM Dear Bazz, I recall years ago when I was suffering from cancer and began losing my mane o.....
» 19/02/2017 12:24:50 PM Dear Is Mise, No I have not read the Koran, nor the Bible, the Torah, or any other holy b.....
» 19/02/2017 10:48:13 AM Dear Najla, Thank You for your well reasoned article. It was quite brave of you to try to.....
» 19/02/2017 9:54:56 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Back to my original question - why are Aboriginal prison rates so h.....
» 19/02/2017 9:29:29 AM Dear Paul, I may have written this previously - so I apologise ahead of time if you've re.....
» 18/02/2017 4:33:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Then why are their imprisonment and suicide rates so high?.....
» 18/02/2017 4:04:37 PM Dear Banjo, I can't really comment on all the intricacies and complexities involved. I do.....
» 18/02/2017 3:57:09 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course things change all the time - especially in politics. Pred.....
» 18/02/2017 3:02:10 PM cont'd ... Dear Banjo, It just occurred to me - Can a refugee who commits a crime in Aus.....
» 18/02/2017 2:59:55 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You do not owe me an apology. You did nothing wrong and I was not offende.....
» 18/02/2017 2:41:45 PM cont'd ... I'll try again: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politi.....
» 18/02/2017 1:39:56 PM cont'd ... I don't know what I've done wrong - but try Googling the link yourself......
» 18/02/2017 1:34:35 PM cont'd ... Paul, you may be interested in the following link: http://www.theaustralian.c.....
» 18/02/2017 1:11:20 PM Dear Banjo, I'm not a lawyer so I can only speak from my limited knowledge of the crimina.....
» 18/02/2017 12:43:23 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm Not sure about prison chaplains being religious parasites. The world .....
» 18/02/2017 12:31:06 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for your concern. I'm fine. It wasn't anything on the forum that ca.....
» 17/02/2017 6:49:43 PM Dear NNN, Kyrgyzstan, Genghis Khan, Abidjan, Bogeyman, Callaghan, Monaghan, Caravan. Life.....
» 17/02/2017 6:20:28 PM Dear O Sung Wu, My husband went to a Christian Brothers School and was told by the Cathol.....
» 17/02/2017 6:11:32 PM Dear Paul, No. I'm done. I have enough on my plate humouring others. I don't need more d.....
» 17/02/2017 5:37:15 PM Talking about Ray Martin's "rug?" "His head's still hairier than his ears,.....
» 17/02/2017 5:25:17 PM Dear Joe, Palestine is willing to negotiate with Israel. Always was willing, but not on I.....
» 17/02/2017 12:47:43 PM Dear AJ, I can still recall when my son was in primary school and he came home telling me.....
» 17/02/2017 12:38:05 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for that. I'm done arguing with Shadow Minister. I am finding that a .....
» 17/02/2017 12:32:34 PM Dear Joe, Do your research on this issue before posting. It may surprise you - as to who'.....
» 16/02/2017 9:46:41 PM Dear ttbn, I guess the man was talking from either his own experiences or those of people.....
» 16/02/2017 9:40:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You're still at it dredging up the old political tactics. Give it a.....
» 16/02/2017 5:52:44 PM Dear Steele, Fair enough. Talking about anti-muslim sentiment. I came across the followi.....
» 16/02/2017 5:23:12 PM Dear Steele, I can see that you're really upset. And I appreciate your taking the time to.....
» 16/02/2017 4:52:10 PM Dear ttbn, Those were different times, I dare say. I now watch my mum with her dementia a.....
» 16/02/2017 4:44:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I was merely expressing my surprise at the Liberals preferencing On.....
» 16/02/2017 1:50:33 PM Dear Luc, Are you from WA? What makes you think that Barnett will get back in?.....
» 16/02/2017 1:46:56 PM Dear leo, I do have good memories of Pickering as a young cartoonist and as a young satir.....
» 16/02/2017 1:13:17 PM Dear Steele, I know little about Pickering except the few things I stated earlier. I used.....
» 16/02/2017 1:07:50 PM Dear Paul, So much for high principles! Absolute phonies!.....
» 16/02/2017 12:20:31 PM Dear Steele, I don't know what to say. Best I go sit in the naughty-corner for a while......
» 16/02/2017 10:55:48 AM Good Morning dear ttbn, I did read the Pickering Post that you cited. It's quintessential.....
» 16/02/2017 10:21:59 AM Dear Bazz, I've consistently stated on this forum that I firmly believe if a person wants.....
» 16/02/2017 10:01:56 AM Dear Paul, It will be interesting as to what happens with Colin Barnett in WA in the Marc.....
» 16/02/2017 9:50:12 AM Dear Shadow Minister, They're still stuck in the past unfortunately and voters now are si.....
» 16/02/2017 9:38:43 AM As long as the US keeps on supporting Israel - nothing will change. Palestinian politicia.....
» 15/02/2017 8:18:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You still don't get that the Prime Minister's carry-on last week is.....
» 15/02/2017 7:53:50 PM Dear Steele, From my understanding as the Rabbinical Council President of Victoria explai.....
» 15/02/2017 3:46:09 PM Dear Steele, The example that you cited did not occur within our normal legal system. It .....
» 15/02/2017 12:46:34 PM Dear Nathan, I think that what Senator Lambie was trying to point out was that in this co.....
» 15/02/2017 12:33:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't understand quite frankly you cheering on Malcolm Turnbull f.....
» 14/02/2017 10:28:20 PM cont'd ... He's trapped inside the prison walls That used to be his mind The man that he .....
» 14/02/2017 10:18:41 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The PM is stuck in the antiquated either Labor-or- Liberal rut, try.....
» 14/02/2017 9:55:32 PM No Hassie he was a "Greyie"......
» 14/02/2017 4:12:20 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You still don't get it. You don't get that the Prime Minister's ca.....
» 14/02/2017 3:55:33 PM I knew a man who used to pee into the slippers of other residents left under their beds a.....
» 14/02/2017 9:30:20 AM Dear phanto, There is also no need for you to tell NNN what to do either. Quid pro quo......
» 14/02/2017 9:23:15 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The relevant point that Andrew Bolt was making was that by using th.....
» 14/02/2017 9:09:46 AM I like - "Jose Can You See...".....
» 13/02/2017 5:59:46 PM There's an interesting article by Andrew Bolt in his column today (Monday, 13th Feb. 2017).....
» 13/02/2017 5:48:08 PM cont'd ... I mistyped a letter in the link. Here it is again: http://www.heraldsun.com.a.....
» 13/02/2017 5:26:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Andrew Bolt wrote in today's column (Monday, 13th February, 2017) t.....
» 13/02/2017 12:18:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, A case of "Pot kettle black." And as stated earlier, it .....
» 13/02/2017 10:56:10 AM Dear Is Mise, Various opinions can be considered that does not necessarily mean that they.....
» 13/02/2017 10:50:46 AM Dear Paul, Before we suck up to Trump here's a reminder of why we should never take secon.....
» 13/02/2017 9:56:56 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Talking about "good behaviour?" "On and on Turnbull.....
» 13/02/2017 9:51:06 AM cont'd ... However, you're right about Mars. ;-).....
» 13/02/2017 9:28:48 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You mean you haven't noticed the recent hysteria of Mr Turnbull and.....
» 13/02/2017 9:17:03 AM Dear Is Mise, What? Read my posts you silly man!.....
» 13/02/2017 9:15:02 AM I simply loved it as well! O'NYA Europe! PS: I love oceans too......
» 12/02/2017 10:48:01 PM Dear Tony, The Dutch have some competition for second place from Germany,(and practically.....
» 12/02/2017 10:19:13 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You so much for having gone to this much trouble to explain your posi.....
» 12/02/2017 5:53:41 PM Dear Armchair Critic, By not renouncing in the way he murdered her daughter? Are you for.....
» 12/02/2017 5:42:47 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The law establishes the rules that define a person's rights and obligations.....
» 12/02/2017 2:32:10 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Please tell me in what way was the mother supporting radical Islam?.....
» 12/02/2017 2:16:30 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I have no wish to argue with you. Everyone in Australia must obey laws esta.....
» 12/02/2017 12:02:17 PM Dear Armchair Critic, No offence - but people who enjoy the right of free speech have a d.....
» 12/02/2017 11:52:24 AM The Courier mail pointed out that Morrison's stunt would have been "coal" comfor.....
» 12/02/2017 11:37:08 AM Dear mhaze, Loewenstein has been accused of being anti-Israel and hostile towards the Jew.....
» 12/02/2017 11:03:16 AM cont'd ... Unless we have a consensus to abide by our laws, none of us will be able to en.....
» 12/02/2017 10:54:41 AM New laws were introduced last year following well publicised instances of religious extrem.....
» 12/02/2017 9:57:54 AM Only if you look at everything through a very limited narrow prism and not the facts......
» 11/02/2017 6:17:19 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How does the behaviour of Coalition members, from the Prime Ministe.....
» 11/02/2017 6:07:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, http://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2015/july/1435672800/richard-den.....
» 11/02/2017 3:42:56 PM Dear Alan, I enjoyed your story about your dog. I wish my husband would agree to us havi.....
» 11/02/2017 10:29:36 AM There's definitely a lack of action and a failure of leadership around affordable housing......
» 11/02/2017 9:25:57 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The facts speak for themselves no matter whether you accept their l.....
» 11/02/2017 9:11:06 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your kind words. If you're interested in pursuing the sad stat.....
» 10/02/2017 7:33:13 PM Dear Alon Ben-Meir, There is so much wisedom in your article. However I sadly very much .....
» 10/02/2017 5:28:27 PM Dear Shadow Minister, If you agree that it is difficult to argue against facts why do you.....
» 10/02/2017 12:52:29 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Many people (women in particular) find men who don't take themselve.....
» 10/02/2017 12:32:25 PM Dear Paul, Thank You. I feel it is important to keep in mind that the religiously-minded.....
» 10/02/2017 10:44:10 AM Dear Bazz, Thank You for your wise words. I am so pleased that you also see that the pro.....
» 10/02/2017 10:07:49 AM I take people as I find them. If to you Islam conjures forth images of women behind veils.....
» 10/02/2017 9:36:12 AM cont'd ... Though heaven knows I did try!.....
» 10/02/2017 9:33:33 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for that. One cannot argue with your logic. Cheers......
» 9/02/2017 7:05:38 PM Dear Bazz, My mother-in-law wore scarves as she aged. As did my Gran. I'm proud of my ha.....
» 9/02/2017 5:42:28 PM Dear Jayb, The tenants of Islam? Do you really know Islam that well as to be qualified .....
» 9/02/2017 5:06:34 PM Kelly O'Dwyer put it so well: "Australia has no tolerance for Parliamentarians on eg.....
» 9/02/2017 3:56:40 PM Dear ttbn, You Sir are a gentleman - but more than that you have a good heart......
» 9/02/2017 3:13:09 PM Dear runner, I'm going by what I've read and the man's own comments on various topics tha.....
» 9/02/2017 3:07:13 PM I've come across an interesting article on the fallacy of the burqa which puts things into.....
» 9/02/2017 2:48:46 PM Dear runner, What predictions exactly have been 100 per cent accurate? Could you give us .....
» 9/02/2017 2:32:07 PM As a single Senator essentially representing himself Bernardi joins fellow Senator crossbe.....
» 9/02/2017 2:22:31 PM Dear ttbn, Point taken and very well reasoned and expressed. Thank You......
» 9/02/2017 2:03:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Try the following link - it may be more successful in explaining th.....
» 9/02/2017 12:51:10 PM Dr Di Natale's comment goes against historical facts. The journalist Ben Eltham sums thin.....
» 9/02/2017 12:34:28 PM Gee whiz, you mean getting rid of the carbon tax did not make electricity prices fall? Sho.....
» 9/02/2017 12:31:47 PM Why are we making public servants rich? In the case of Australia Post's CEO ? Actually w.....
» 9/02/2017 11:05:39 AM Dear Jayb, Good Luck with the MRI. I can take almost anything but an MRI is something th.....
» 9/02/2017 10:36:46 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Labor's economic record is shocking you say. Really? What utter B.....
» 8/02/2017 6:24:42 PM Dear ttbn, Voting behaviour is complex some trends are clear and confronting for the majo.....
» 8/02/2017 5:53:48 PM I wish that people would get their facts straight before they post. Venting one's spleen a.....
» 8/02/2017 5:05:20 PM cont'd ... Here's a link that explains what the consequences of Senator Bernardi's leavin.....
» 8/02/2017 4:43:49 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You for the very valid issues that you've raised. I certainly don't hav.....
» 8/02/2017 3:47:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I beg to differ. Labor did have a substantial record of reforming l.....
» 8/02/2017 11:56:28 AM Dear Jayb, It's good to see you back and I trust that your health is much better now. My .....
» 8/02/2017 10:30:28 AM Fish and Chips for everybody!.....
» 8/02/2017 10:22:39 AM Dear Paul, We now have to wait and see how successful the Coalition will be in governing .....
» 8/02/2017 10:03:15 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I fully understand that you as a Coalition supporter remember the R.....
» 7/02/2017 3:16:19 PM If the "Honorable" Senator really believed that the Liberal Party is failing the.....
» 7/02/2017 12:53:39 PM Dear Paul, It's the party that elects its leaders in this country. And most people I know.....
» 7/02/2017 12:46:56 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There you go again. Why not critique what the man wrote instead of.....
» 7/02/2017 9:51:42 AM It seems to be about the value of trust. Most people as Kelly O'Dwyer pointed out "wo.....
» 7/02/2017 9:18:29 AM cont'd ... I'll try again: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=15380&page=0.....
» 7/02/2017 9:15:40 AM cont'd ... Here is a link that totally disagrees with your cited perspectives: http://ww.....
» 7/02/2017 8:54:34 AM Dear Shadow Minister, That is precisely the kind of reaction that Australian voters are g.....
» 6/02/2017 10:08:44 AM Suicide is a complicated behaviour caused by multiple factors. This is why further researc.....
» 6/02/2017 9:49:46 AM Poor Mohammad Ali. He ends up being wounded with 19 others. Six are killed at the mosque t.....
» 5/02/2017 1:17:39 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is pointless finger-pointing and blaming the other side for one'.....
» 4/02/2017 10:51:35 AM Dear Nathan, I've got enough on my plate without wanting to take part in a revolution. Al.....
» 4/02/2017 10:34:23 AM cont'd ... Talking about values? Albert Einstein stated: "The value of a person sho.....
» 4/02/2017 10:06:35 AM Dear ttbn, I don't like labels. I never have because they tend not to allow for individua.....
» 3/02/2017 10:51:49 PM Dear ttbn, I had no idea that I was wasting my time with the links. I was just trying to .....
» 3/02/2017 10:43:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'll keep my fingers-crossed. But then I come from a tribe of natu.....
» 3/02/2017 6:02:56 PM I've got a question. Can any government really be held responsible for the failure of infr.....
» 3/02/2017 5:28:56 PM I read the article and it struck a chord. My mother is in a dementia wing of a nursing hom.....
» 3/02/2017 5:05:22 PM Dear ttbn, Here is a link that gives a bit more information on the major defence and trad.....
» 3/02/2017 4:52:45 PM Here's a link from Michelle Grattan telling us why Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from .....
» 3/02/2017 9:31:06 AM One of the prerequisites for democracy appears to be advanced economic development. Advanc.....
» 2/02/2017 4:42:15 PM I've come across an interesting link on the web that may be of interest: http://theconver.....
» 2/02/2017 4:21:16 PM Dear Alan, Thank You for that. I guess each of us have our own versions of heaven and he.....
» 2/02/2017 1:01:23 PM Dear Alan, I've got another one for you: While walking down the street one day a politi.....
» 2/02/2017 9:28:47 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for the history. As Joe pointed out - it is fascinating stuff. As .....
» 2/02/2017 9:06:08 AM Dear Shadow Minister, At least some progress has been made. You now agree that it is pos.....
» 2/02/2017 9:03:18 AM Dear Mr Albanese, Welcome to the Forum Sir. Thank You for the information. You as a Mini.....
» 1/02/2017 5:46:46 PM Dear ttbn, Here is a link for you: http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/30/doctors-warned-not-to-s.....
» 1/02/2017 5:24:44 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't imagine that Trump will be laughing. If it happens. But as .....
» 1/02/2017 4:05:56 PM A tolerance of criticism and of dissenting opinions is in my opinion fundamental to democr.....
» 1/02/2017 10:02:17 AM Dear Josephus, The reference was to the underdeveloped fetus- in the first stages of preg.....
» 1/02/2017 9:57:30 AM Dear Is Mise, My opinion is No. However as far as the courts are concerned the following.....
» 1/02/2017 8:52:52 AM At the root of the controversy concerning abortion seems to be a basic value judgement abo.....
» 1/02/2017 8:24:59 AM Dear Is Mise, If you want to know about customary law - there's plenty of sites on the we.....
» 1/02/2017 8:15:27 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You can easily Google for yourself the conditions under which an Am.....
» 31/01/2017 4:24:42 PM Dear runner, It was you who brought up the "lone wolf," attacks in Europe. Cana.....
» 31/01/2017 3:27:02 PM Dear EJ, Perhaps the following link will make things a bit clearer for you: http://www.c.....
» 31/01/2017 3:03:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Correction: Actually the twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitutio.....
» 31/01/2017 1:02:58 PM Dear ttbn, No, the British Medical Association did not advise its members of anything of .....
» 31/01/2017 12:58:20 PM Dear Is Mise, If you've really read what you say you've read then you know that sentencin.....
» 31/01/2017 12:26:26 PM Dear Joe, I agree that a Member of Parliament should have stayed out of this matter. It w.....
» 31/01/2017 11:11:00 AM Dear Is Mise, We've covered this topic previously and I'll state now what I stated then -.....
» 31/01/2017 11:03:47 AM I also agree with the judge's decision. The three biological sisters had a close and famil.....
» 31/01/2017 10:39:53 AM Dear Bazz, I stand by the record of my posts on this forum. I have continually made it q.....
» 31/01/2017 10:24:08 AM Dear runner, Talking about falsehoods... The recent reactions in Canada regarding the at.....
» 31/01/2017 10:17:58 AM Dear Shadow Minister, A couple of corrections. Regarding the link I gave earlier which y.....
» 30/01/2017 9:59:00 PM Dear Josephus, If you just woke up yesterday, perhaps in your mind it did. Although I sus.....
» 30/01/2017 9:50:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Again with your accusation of" Left whinge blogs." And h.....
» 30/01/2017 5:02:19 PM Dear runner, No - it will not reduce terrorism at all. The terrorists can come in via tou.....
» 30/01/2017 4:46:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Article 4, allows -.....
» 30/01/2017 9:56:31 AM cont'd ... Oh dear I'm again having problems with my computer. I won't try again this ti.....
» 30/01/2017 9:53:45 AM The following link sums things up rather well: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life.....
» 30/01/2017 9:29:39 AM Dear Paul, I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it would be to make the decision t.....
» 30/01/2017 9:20:37 AM Dear Banjo, This is taken from the link I gave earlier: "No contraception is 100% e.....
» 30/01/2017 8:49:29 AM How will Trump's ban on those few select countries stop terrorists? What about countries l.....
» 29/01/2017 4:56:48 PM Sorry Banjo I keep making errors and typos. I'll try again: http://www.childrenbychoice.o.....
» 29/01/2017 4:52:54 PM cont'd ... Here's the link again: http://www.childrenbychoice.org.au/factsandfigures/aus.....
» 29/01/2017 4:50:48 PM cont'd ... Here's the link: http://www/childrenbychoice.org.au/factsandfigures/australia.....
» 29/01/2017 4:49:07 PM Dear Banjo, Thanks for starting this discussion. There's so much to learn. I found the f.....
» 29/01/2017 4:45:40 PM Dear leoj, That particular brother of mine lives in Byron Bay. He has a magnificent house.....
» 29/01/2017 4:34:53 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The following link may be of interest: http://www.politico.com/mag.....
» 29/01/2017 2:17:36 PM Dear leoj, Talking about fireworks. I remember witnessing an incident when my older bro.....
» 29/01/2017 1:04:08 PM I looked up the Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates in Australia on the web and was s.....
» 29/01/2017 9:58:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The man is emotionally and mentally unstable. We'll have to wait a.....
» 28/01/2017 5:56:03 PM Before I forget... Happy Chinese New Year! Anyone doing anything special?.....
» 28/01/2017 5:51:19 PM cont'd ... If you were to Google - you would find that many people within his own party i.....
» 28/01/2017 5:16:49 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I think that you over estimate Mr Trump's capabilities......
» 28/01/2017 4:23:02 PM Dear Hassie, You say that "you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs?" .....
» 28/01/2017 4:10:33 PM Dear Paul, Australia is a great country to live in and I think that's worth celebrating. .....
» 28/01/2017 3:14:22 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The Democrats lost the "unloseable" election because they.....
» 28/01/2017 12:31:03 PM Accusing again Is Mise? What you need to do is a bit of research concerning Aboriginal Cu.....
» 28/01/2017 12:11:11 PM Dear Is Mise, Yes, but look at the damage he's done!.....
» 28/01/2017 11:56:38 AM Would I take up Spiritism? No. I have my beliefs. I'm not looking for new ones. Yet many.....
» 28/01/2017 10:59:52 AM Dear rehctub, A man of action? The following link sums things up rather well: http://eu.....
» 28/01/2017 10:38:54 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The whole point of my post and the link was to illustrate what to e.....
» 28/01/2017 10:12:00 AM cont'd ... This link explains further: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture.....
» 28/01/2017 10:08:58 AM cont'd ... This link also explains further: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalcu.....
» 28/01/2017 9:58:33 AM Dear Is Mise, The following link may help: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalcul.....
» 28/01/2017 9:51:11 AM Dear Is Mise, Everyone is subject to the laws of this country. However according to the S.....
» 28/01/2017 9:46:01 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Most people in this country have a robust tolerance of difference but to m.....
» 27/01/2017 5:31:20 PM Dear Graham, I don't see what all the fuss is about. Australia is a great country to live.....
» 27/01/2017 12:23:10 PM No matter what Trump does he will go down in history. The only hope lies in the political .....
» 27/01/2017 12:14:32 PM Dear Yuyutsu, In this country to be an Australian citizen one pledges loyalty first to Au.....
» 27/01/2017 10:22:35 AM Dear Joe, We have a legal system that we are all expected to abide by in this country. Of.....
» 27/01/2017 9:47:13 AM Peter Costello put it so well in his book - "The Costello Memoirs,": "In t.....
» 26/01/2017 11:25:35 PM Not at all. You were left a link that more than answers the question. This issue has bee.....
» 26/01/2017 6:21:28 PM cont'd ... http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?discussion=6867.....
» 26/01/2017 6:10:04 PM Dear Is Mise, You and I have covered this topic many times on this forum. You'll have t.....
» 26/01/2017 3:52:33 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I enjoyed the visit with my mum very much. I am very happy with the care.....
» 26/01/2017 10:58:37 AM I'll be going this afternoon to visit my mum in the dementia wing of her nursing home and .....
» 26/01/2017 10:43:20 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The voters will decide at the next election......
» 26/01/2017 10:10:58 AM Dear Is Mise, Life is full of surprises, but as someone once said - the biggest one of al.....
» 25/01/2017 7:01:56 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Give it a rest. We could continue the finger-pointing ad nauseum bu.....
» 25/01/2017 6:47:10 PM Dear Is Mise, I'm a love-it-or-hate-it person. I don't waffle! Dear Joe, I knew you'd .....
» 25/01/2017 5:45:10 PM cont'd ... What I do find somewhat disturbing is the reference to a caliphate towards the.....
» 25/01/2017 5:41:21 PM Dear Joe, I've covered this topic so many times in the past. I appreciate your post but I.....
» 25/01/2017 3:45:49 PM cont'd ... Again my apologies for the typo: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/.....
» 25/01/2017 3:42:34 PM Here is a link that's worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-19/tighter-austral.....
» 25/01/2017 2:17:05 PM What's the difference. We had this one: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tony-abbott-owns-ro.....
» 25/01/2017 1:55:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, No - that link does more than what you suggest. Richard Painter is .....
» 25/01/2017 1:38:21 PM Dear Is Mise, I don't have to back anything. I've explained things to you regarding demog.....
» 24/01/2017 10:13:59 PM Dear Is Mise, Many of the statistics that demographers have to work with are merely estim.....
» 24/01/2017 6:44:32 PM cont'd ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-23/trump-will-conform-or-be-removed-former-.....
» 24/01/2017 6:41:37 PM Dear ttbn, He will be pressured to produce his tax returns due to the fact that a Preside.....
» 24/01/2017 6:36:24 PM Dear Is Mise, The figures given were not ones I made up but were also taken from the web,.....
» 24/01/2017 5:58:08 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Yes, but you have to want to begin again on new and solid ground. T.....
» 24/01/2017 5:53:04 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Here's a link from a Republican who did not vote for Mr Trump (ther.....
» 24/01/2017 5:16:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Once you hit rock bottom - there's no place else to go but up!.....
» 24/01/2017 5:04:33 PM cont'd ... America has a new President who thrives on adulation But can his words alone r.....
» 24/01/2017 4:50:41 PM Dear ttbn, Here's another link for you: http://www.taxhistory.org/www/website.nsf/web/pr.....
» 24/01/2017 2:42:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Now I'm glad that that's settled. You're narrow-minded and I'm prog.....
» 24/01/2017 2:22:00 PM Dear Bazz, I think that Gareth Evans knew full well that Australia is not an Asian countr.....
» 24/01/2017 12:22:45 PM "Fundamentally, as a nation of immigrants it does not make sense to let outmoded idea.....
» 24/01/2017 11:32:48 AM Dear ttbn, Regarding President Trump's tax returns? There has to be a surety that there .....
» 24/01/2017 10:27:10 AM Thank You Mr Saeed Khan. I love Australia Day. The following link explains why: http://.....
» 24/01/2017 10:17:33 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Again with the "left whinge," accusations. I don't refer.....
» 23/01/2017 3:36:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Taken from the Los Angeles Times: "We have a man who has majo.....
» 23/01/2017 11:56:15 AM Dear ttbn, You can judge a person by their actions. Donald Trump is being judged by his a.....
» 23/01/2017 9:27:41 AM cont'd ... Apologies for another typo: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/he-wants-americans-t.....
» 23/01/2017 9:22:59 AM Interesting times ahead that's for sure. Here's what Trump's biographers have to say on w.....
» 23/01/2017 9:01:08 AM Dear ttbn, Is this really the kind of man you want for Australia? http://www.independent.....
» 23/01/2017 8:55:06 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If the political persuasion of sources do not matter to you then wh.....
» 22/01/2017 7:07:59 PM I've found a speech given a few years ago by Gareth Evans on "Australia's Asian Futur.....
» 22/01/2017 6:51:45 PM Hello Pete, Interesting times ahead that's for sure. However, I hope and pray that Congr.....
» 22/01/2017 4:10:26 PM One thing you can say for President Trump - he'll certainly go down in history! Can he de.....
» 22/01/2017 3:57:41 PM Dear Hassie, I guess everyone will be watching to see if President Trump can deliver what.....
» 22/01/2017 2:36:02 PM I finally replaced my old glasses with my new ones and hooray the link works. My apologies.....
» 22/01/2017 2:33:36 PM One last go: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/20/fact-check-president-.....
» 22/01/2017 2:27:03 PM Hopefully the link will work this time: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/.....
» 22/01/2017 12:24:43 PM I give up......
» 22/01/2017 12:22:38 PM cont'd ... I'll try again: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/20/fact-c.....
» 22/01/2017 12:17:09 PM Dear ttbn, Here's two links that may be of interest to you: http://www.usatoday.com/stor.....
» 22/01/2017 12:08:00 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo - here's the link again: http://www.independent.co......
» 22/01/2017 12:03:23 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How about this one, feeble as well, or a "left wing whinge?&qu.....
» 22/01/2017 11:14:03 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You asked about the link I gave as to whether it was "another .....
» 22/01/2017 8:40:48 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Mr Trump's business record speaks for itself: http://www.nationalr.....
» 21/01/2017 12:28:24 PM What I don't get is this man was doing "wheelies" outside Flinders Street Statio.....
» 21/01/2017 10:15:00 AM cont'd ... I can't understand why this man was not arrested after he stabbed his brother .....
» 21/01/2017 10:09:29 AM The incident was not terrorism related. The man is known to police. He has a history of m.....
» 20/01/2017 2:59:24 PM From my understanding youth crime has been a major concern for Victoria for some time with.....
» 20/01/2017 11:19:38 AM Dear Paul, So glad that you've set the record straight. I must say that when I first rea.....
» 20/01/2017 10:12:38 AM Here is a link from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/us/esteban-sant.....
» 20/01/2017 9:36:14 AM Everybody has the right to protest providing it's done in a manner without causing damage .....
» 19/01/2017 7:14:13 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I did not have a regressive narrow-minded upbringing. On the contra.....
» 19/01/2017 6:38:06 PM Dear Joe, I certainly hope that you are wrong on all counts......
» 19/01/2017 6:33:58 PM Dear phanto. I have politely told you I do not wish to enter into any dialogue with you. .....
» 19/01/2017 1:04:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Actually I was raised in a very conservative thinking and voting fa.....
» 19/01/2017 12:55:49 PM Dear ttbn, Peter Coleman writing in the Preface to Peter Costello's Memoirs tells us that.....
» 19/01/2017 12:42:51 PM Dear Paul, Still, you've got to give credit to the man's perseverance in pursuing the mat.....
» 19/01/2017 12:37:59 PM Dear leoj, Thank You for the link by Don Aitkin on truthfulness. Seeing as you seen to a.....
» 19/01/2017 10:14:12 AM Dear Shadow Minister, People like actors and writers must be skilled at emphasising with .....
» 19/01/2017 9:50:25 AM Interesting stuff. Lets look at the facts. Institutions of Learning do not offer position.....
» 19/01/2017 9:35:52 AM cont'd ... Here's a link that explains the invite: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politic.....
» 19/01/2017 9:22:23 AM Dear Cossomby, Gee whiz. Thanks for that information. I'll try to find the link and post .....
» 19/01/2017 9:19:31 AM Dear ttbn, Let's hope that the future will surprise us all for the better......
» 18/01/2017 6:08:52 PM Dear ttbn, What do you think of Chris Bowen and his political chances for the future? I .....
» 18/01/2017 12:34:42 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Apparently, judging from the applause that Meryl Streep received an.....
» 18/01/2017 11:56:51 AM Dear phanto, I can only go on what you post. You appear to be arguing on an emotional lev.....
» 18/01/2017 11:42:42 AM Dear Is Mise, The man's background and his experiences have been accepted by many reputab.....
» 18/01/2017 11:39:00 AM Dear ttbn, I don't have much to cheer you up. To me Mr Abbott seemed unable to either un.....
» 18/01/2017 11:27:12 AM Dear Is Mise, I find his background quite remarkable. Obviously you don't. Would you st.....
» 18/01/2017 11:24:50 AM Dear phanto, How about actually reading the link I cited and commenting on it. That might.....
» 18/01/2017 10:35:27 AM The following two links give Mr Alpers background and experience: http://theconversation......
» 18/01/2017 10:18:38 AM cont'd ... Most of the main stream media covered the news with the same headlines as SBS .....
» 18/01/2017 10:13:21 AM The link given in the opening post quite clearly states the facts. It's simply a matter of.....
» 18/01/2017 9:54:24 AM Here is a link that in my opinion sums up very well Meryl Streep's Golden Globe speech: h.....
» 17/01/2017 3:38:41 PM Dear Cossomby, Thanks for the link. Informative article, including the reader's comments.....
» 17/01/2017 2:11:07 PM Dear Paul, I'm glad that you enjoyed the link I cited earlier. It disturbed me greatly an.....
» 17/01/2017 2:06:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Unless both party's make some changes their support by voters will .....
» 17/01/2017 1:58:43 PM Dear Cossomby, It seems that we've both found the same answer and our posts passed each o.....
» 17/01/2017 1:50:32 PM cont'd ... I've finally found the link that explains how One Nation scored an invite to D.....
» 17/01/2017 1:15:44 PM Australian Prime Ministers as far as I know have not in the past attended US Presidential .....
» 16/01/2017 6:25:11 PM I've just read the following news: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/01/16/no-invit.....
» 16/01/2017 6:07:43 PM Dear ttbn, That's why I gave you the link which explains the lady's decision. Now you sh.....
» 16/01/2017 6:02:05 PM cont'd ... Streep's speech was less pointed and politically charged than similar speeches.....
» 16/01/2017 5:33:09 PM Dear Phanto, We have seen that people in different walks of life may interpret the same p.....
» 16/01/2017 4:21:25 PM Dear Bazz, I wouldn't be good at it at all. I'm too emotional. I believe in mutual respec.....
» 16/01/2017 4:15:00 PM The best path to win an election is to listen to voters, be prepared to modernise on its o.....
» 16/01/2017 4:01:15 PM Dear Phanto, You are in no position to judge what Meryl Streep was entitled to say or do......
» 16/01/2017 2:50:18 PM Dear BAYGON, Thank You for reading the link. And for your comments. It made sense to me a.....
» 16/01/2017 2:44:10 PM This was an American actress taking the time as an American citizen to voice her feelings .....
» 16/01/2017 1:01:30 PM Dear ttbn, The following link explains why the lady chose to do what she did: http://www.....
» 16/01/2017 12:38:13 PM Dear ttbn, "Criticising Israel is not anti-Semitic and saying so is vile. But singli.....
» 16/01/2017 12:24:07 PM Dear Paul, I'm having a problem with the link. If you Google - "Christos why Austra.....
» 16/01/2017 12:19:11 PM cont'd ... Dear Paul, My apologies for the typo. Here's the link again: http://www.the.....
» 16/01/2017 12:12:29 PM Dear Paul, The following link may be of interest to you: http://www.themonthly.com.au/is.....
» 16/01/2017 11:52:04 AM The problem of the Israeli/Palestinian situation is particularly acute because the subject.....
» 15/01/2017 11:24:51 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If we were to continue to weigh up who did the most rorting it woul.....
» 15/01/2017 11:16:09 AM I've recently read an article in The Monthly that disturbed me somewhat it pointed out the.....
» 15/01/2017 10:22:31 AM Seriously, if we got rid of all the refugees would this speed up the 2 hour drive on choke.....
» 14/01/2017 3:57:57 PM Gamefowl, landfowl, Waterfowl, all are poultry? The difference between a hog and a pig? .....
» 14/01/2017 3:28:31 PM My brother lives in Byron. Has done for years and wouldn't live in a big city for quids. H.....
» 14/01/2017 9:39:05 AM Dear rehctub, Firstly the Anzac marches will go ahead. The government and the local counc.....
» 14/01/2017 9:29:10 AM Dear SM, Your above post has lowered the bar in this discussion. Not worthy of you......
» 13/01/2017 1:29:52 PM I've just returned from visiting my mum who's in a dementia wing of a nursing home. Some o.....
» 13/01/2017 1:19:46 PM Dear FOH. You're right - I probably would fall into the trap as well (the devil made me d.....
» 13/01/2017 9:13:37 AM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm sure that many pollies of all persuasions are guilty of rorting the s.....
» 12/01/2017 5:55:03 PM cont'd ... My apologies the link does not appear to be working. I'm having problems with .....
» 12/01/2017 5:46:18 PM cont'd ... Here is another link on the subject from Monash University: http://www.mojone.....
» 12/01/2017 5:15:14 PM There are three kinds of empathy - cognitive, emotional, and compassionate. I shan't go in.....
» 12/01/2017 8:52:38 AM Good News Folks, The marches may go ahead after all due to the government sharing the cos.....
» 12/01/2017 8:38:11 AM Dear DTM, Welcome to the Forum and - Please keep us informed. It's excellent to get news.....
» 12/01/2017 4:39:00 AM There should be a public outcry regarding this matter. The government has put in safety m.....
» 12/01/2017 4:27:42 AM Dear EJ, I feel that if you can't have empathy for others - no matter how smart you are, .....
» 11/01/2017 7:43:19 PM cont'd ... Here is a link that may help you understand why I asked you to get involved if.....
» 11/01/2017 7:34:15 PM Dear EJ, From your post I can see that I've hit a nerve. That was not my intention. On th.....
» 11/01/2017 5:09:13 PM Dear Bazz, A strong cup of tea is an excellent idea. I was given an excellent box of spec.....
» 11/01/2017 5:04:27 PM Dear EJ, If you want the laws and standards changed - get in touch with your local MP, ta.....
» 11/01/2017 1:43:14 PM Dear EJ, Yes Centrelink does pay. Because a single parent payment is higher than partne.....
» 11/01/2017 11:52:03 AM Dear Paul, You may find this interesting: MPs forced out of parliament or the party in t.....
» 11/01/2017 11:13:57 AM Dear Is Mise, I did not say that all politicians are the same. However candidates endorse.....
» 11/01/2017 8:20:12 AM cont'd ... It looks like the Opposition is not about to let the current government off re.....
» 11/01/2017 8:17:21 AM Dear Paul, Scandals of one sort or another have plagued politics and politicians for year.....
» 11/01/2017 6:56:25 AM cont'd ... "All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust." (J.M. B.....
» 11/01/2017 6:20:06 AM Dear Luciferase, Pixie dust? At least pixie dust is not hazardous for tens of thousands .....
» 10/01/2017 4:06:25 PM I heed what both Luciferase and Shadow Minister are saying. However, my concerns remain b.....
» 10/01/2017 9:03:18 AM Dear Luciferase, That's all well and good for you. However for the rest of us political .....
» 9/01/2017 2:03:28 PM Dear Luciferase, I agree with climate scientist Prof. Ian Lowe when he states that our po.....
» 9/01/2017 1:25:04 PM Dear ttbn, Thank You. It's always best to wait until all the facts are in......
» 9/01/2017 1:22:01 PM Perhaps we need to wait and see when all the facts are in before making any judgements? H.....
» 9/01/2017 1:05:43 PM Dear ttbn, Malcolm Turnbull on the 28th February 2011 did make some comments about Islam.....
» 9/01/2017 9:14:45 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for the links. It is good to read a variety of opinions o.....
» 8/01/2017 5:14:04 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We've passed the point that you seemed to be locked into in this di.....
» 8/01/2017 1:01:07 PM Dear Hassie, Thanks for the sites. I shall look them up as they sound interesting. As for.....
» 8/01/2017 9:32:06 AM Dear Bazz and Paul, Thanks for your insightful comments. Who knows what the future will .....
» 7/01/2017 6:15:40 PM Dear Nick, Still very stylish. Goodness you've got a good memory. I don't remember much.....
» 7/01/2017 4:50:26 PM cont'd ... Still having problems with the second link. However look it up under title - &.....
» 7/01/2017 4:45:54 PM cont'd ... More on the subject from Derek Abbott: http://www.phys.org/news/2011-05-nucle.....
» 7/01/2017 4:10:36 PM Dear Joe, It certainly is a complex issue and there's so much on the web that presents go.....
» 7/01/2017 4:05:47 PM Dear Bazz, I'm of two minds on this subject. Of course I realise that we have to get awa.....
» 7/01/2017 3:27:13 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for that. This is a debate that needs to be had. Listing the pros and.....
» 7/01/2017 1:30:43 PM Dear Joe, I always read the links that I put up. However, this does not negate the fact t.....
» 7/01/2017 1:24:14 PM cont'd ... BTW - what you're suggesting is nothing new. Developers have developed new are.....
» 7/01/2017 1:10:56 PM Dear Paul, We live in Australia's most liveable city - Melbourne. And we're very happy he.....
» 7/01/2017 10:06:46 AM The nuclear industry in France appears in crisis 20 reactors shut down: http://www.ecowat.....
» 7/01/2017 9:36:38 AM Dear Nick, The things that we remember from our childhood. I remember Saturday's were hou.....
» 5/01/2017 5:00:10 PM Most people don't really care about the actual date. They just want a day off work, have a.....
» 3/01/2017 12:16:15 PM cont'd ... I'm having computer problems. I'll try once more: http://www.smh.com.au/nati.....
» 3/01/2017 12:09:55 PM Dear Bazz, Do you really believe that people practice their religions in exactly the same.....
» 3/01/2017 11:08:04 AM Dear Joe, The following link discloses the uncertain future of nuclear power plants in Eu.....
» 3/01/2017 10:15:03 AM Dear David F., What a wonderful theory. If only it could indeed happen in this troubled w.....
» 3/01/2017 10:01:16 AM Dear Paul, According to an editorial in The Age investigative reports over the past 18 mo.....
» 3/01/2017 9:53:03 AM Dear SM, The link I provided although rather simplistic I thought would be a good summati.....
» 2/01/2017 8:36:40 PM Dear SM, The following link explains Australia's energy options: http://www.abc.net.au/r.....
» 2/01/2017 2:59:45 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the error: http://www.reneweconomy.com.au/nuclear-priced-out.....
» 2/01/2017 2:53:51 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You might find the following link of some interest: http://www.ren.....
» 2/01/2017 2:51:24 PM Dear Banjo, You may find it helpful to look at the link given in my post up above on what.....
» 2/01/2017 2:46:40 PM cont'd ... I'll try again: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/06/25/whats-fastest-g.....
» 2/01/2017 2:41:36 PM Dear ttbn and Albie, As stated in the link I gave earlier - there is a case to be made fo.....
» 2/01/2017 10:54:00 AM cont'd ... This link is also worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-19/tighter.....
» 2/01/2017 10:41:43 AM Dear Banjo, There's an interesting article given in The Australian newspaper - on the fac.....
» 1/01/2017 12:03:25 PM Dear Graham, It certainly looks like being a very interesting year ahead. I am optimistic.....
» 1/01/2017 11:48:11 AM Dear Shadow Minister, At last an excellent well reasoned post. Congratulations and a Happ.....
» 31/12/2016 11:33:20 PM Dear CHERFUL, Be careful or Shadow Minister may accuse you of being a "Left wing whi.....
» 31/12/2016 5:44:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Yes we know. You've signed up for an ideology and given up your wil.....
» 31/12/2016 3:36:46 PM Dear SM, To quote David F.,: " I think that I will have to be satisfied that we are.....
» 31/12/2016 3:33:10 PM Dear Hassie, Wow! Congratulations! What an achievement. The only thing I know about raci.....
» 31/12/2016 1:58:22 PM Dear Joe, It is a complex matter isn't it. Here's two more links: http://www.quarterlye.....
» 31/12/2016 1:09:34 PM cont'd ... on the other side of the coin there's an interesting article by Greg Craven in.....
» 31/12/2016 1:03:41 PM Dear Alan, I apologise unreservedly for misunderstanding your previous post. I did not kn.....
» 31/12/2016 12:17:49 PM Dear Joe, Of course I respect your expertise in this area. You're the expert. I'm not. Al.....
» 31/12/2016 9:42:12 AM Dear SM, I have come up with a definitive reason (several in fact) for a treaty but I can.....
» 31/12/2016 9:22:46 AM Dear Alan, The build up to another year and a fresh start gives us hope for a better vers.....
» 30/12/2016 10:27:48 PM Dear Tony, Yes. Stories found in books seep into our very being. We all have books that l.....
» 30/12/2016 10:16:08 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't think anything productive will be achieved in any further d.....
» 30/12/2016 10:05:58 PM Dear Is Mise, That sounds like a very responsible thing to have done......
» 30/12/2016 6:15:09 PM Dear Joe, While I appreciate your comments you really should read the links I gave - espe.....
» 30/12/2016 6:04:48 PM cont'd ... I wish you and everyone on the Forum - peace on earth, love in your hearts, an.....
» 30/12/2016 6:02:04 PM Dear Saints, Thanks for that. I'm not familiar with what the Premier stated - its' been .....
» 30/12/2016 5:53:38 PM Dear Is Mise, Wow. That's awesome. I can understand how you must have felt. Getting what.....
» 30/12/2016 5:25:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Seeing as you claim to read the Sydney Morning Herald here is an ar.....
» 30/12/2016 12:14:13 PM Dear ttbn, In my suburb we have young men smashing the windows of cars and trucks in the .....
» 30/12/2016 9:48:22 AM Dear SM, The voting patterns of the Australian electorate have shifted. There is more vol.....
» 30/12/2016 6:47:29 AM Dear Paul, You're very perceptive. I did find OLO very challenging (and sometimes bruisin.....
» 29/12/2016 5:36:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Surely you jest. You can't possibly be serious. I always regarded.....
» 29/12/2016 1:04:30 PM Dear Joe, Sorry to hear that you're alarmed. Don't be. The issue is not whether journal.....
» 29/12/2016 11:23:15 AM Dear SM, You don't have sufficient "pointless platitudes?" Really? This may he.....
» 29/12/2016 10:58:50 AM Dear SM, You ask for - One example that is not "left Whinge," as you so intell.....
» 29/12/2016 6:41:43 AM Dear SM, I would love to agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong......
» 28/12/2016 6:05:59 PM Dear Paul, You may like this quote on the theme of "crap is crap." One of the .....
» 28/12/2016 5:50:31 PM Dear Joe, Back in 2013 Marni Cordell then owner of New Matilda (and a great journalist) s.....
» 28/12/2016 5:37:46 PM Dear Bazz, The government cares little about violation of international law, and the huma.....
» 28/12/2016 5:09:47 PM Dear Paul, Very well said. Precisely the point that I was trying to make......
» 28/12/2016 5:05:06 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't think that I am being negative at all. I'm simply stating t.....
» 28/12/2016 9:12:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You don't get it. I do not dislike either Trump or Israel. Do not .....
» 28/12/2016 8:59:41 AM Dear Joe, I am so pleased that you are questioning the objectivity of what you read. Hist.....
» 28/12/2016 8:50:05 AM Dear SM, What you saw does not surprise me. People from different walks of life may inter.....
» 28/12/2016 12:19:38 AM Dear runner, You need to research your facts regarding the media. You may actually learn .....
» 27/12/2016 8:02:19 PM Haaretz Israel News published six reasons Trump would be a disaster for US Jews, Israel, .....
» 27/12/2016 6:04:37 PM Poor Obama, he should have learned by now that in order to be a friend of Israel you must .....
» 27/12/2016 5:58:07 PM cont'd ... I'm glad that you can see the value of New Matilda......
» 27/12/2016 5:56:48 PM Dear Paul, I would love to tell some butt-head, to go stick it where the sun don't shine......
» 27/12/2016 2:49:31 PM I love Christmas. Having the family together. It's still my favourite time of the year eve.....
» 27/12/2016 2:34:14 PM Dear Joe, I'm glad to read that New Matilda has brought you some fresh ideas and new info.....
» 27/12/2016 9:44:58 AM Dear Joe, As long as the news itself is presented accurately and fairly, editorial and jo.....
» 26/12/2016 10:42:12 PM Dear SM, So you think that there's one New Matilda reader born every minute? That would b.....
» 26/12/2016 5:34:57 PM Dear SM, Here's something that you may enjoy: http://newmatilda.com/2016/08/22/what-read.....
» 26/12/2016 10:04:29 AM cont'd ... I shall repeat what was stated earlier: Media ownership in Australia is notor.....
» 26/12/2016 9:56:16 AM Dear SM, You're disappointed in me. I'm disappointed in you. I guess that makes us even. .....
» 26/12/2016 4:58:34 AM cont'd ... I guess the build up to another year and a fresh start hopefully gives us new .....
» 25/12/2016 8:44:54 PM Dear SM, What a peculiar thing for you to say when you know very well that most people no.....
» 25/12/2016 6:36:40 AM Dear Paul, That's why those of us who are torn between the desert of mainstream media and.....
» 24/12/2016 3:56:56 PM A couple of questions need to be asked because the line between reporting and opinion is b.....
» 23/12/2016 5:08:44 PM Dear Nathan, I will be making a New Year's Resolution. My mother is in a dementia wing o.....
» 23/12/2016 4:57:23 PM Dear EJ, I fear that our world can become so obsessed with the problems of hatred and agg.....
» 23/12/2016 4:37:54 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The Lithuanian language is often said to be the most conservative living .....
» 23/12/2016 2:35:36 PM Hello Big Nana, I'll repeat the comments I made on this issue on another discussion. Ther.....
» 23/12/2016 2:04:38 PM Dear ttbn, Here's something I wrote a while back: "I had a dream the earth was red .....
» 23/12/2016 12:49:37 PM cont'd ... Abraham Lincoln said it quite well: "You can't accept the responsibility.....
» 23/12/2016 12:34:52 PM Dear EJ., The point that was being made with the reference of Hiroshima, and Nagasaki was.....
» 23/12/2016 12:17:31 PM Dear Joe, As for the Aboriginal situation? There are so many sides to that story - and u.....
» 23/12/2016 11:30:07 AM Dear Joe, Cindy Prior should have either be given or sought better legal advice concernin.....
» 23/12/2016 8:05:58 AM Dear Paul, They played Bing Crosby's movie - White Christmas at my mum's nursing home rec.....
» 22/12/2016 11:06:20 PM Dear Tony Lavis, There's so many wonderful films that I recall. Films just like music tha.....
» 22/12/2016 10:56:37 PM Dear Joe, I cannot argue with your logic. Nothing more needs to be said......
» 22/12/2016 6:18:43 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Well you've really started something with this discussion. I've been sing.....
» 22/12/2016 5:54:30 PM Dear Joe, There's an interesting link: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture.....
» 22/12/2016 9:14:31 AM cont'd ... At Christmas we have not only the wonderful music but also the films and stori.....
» 22/12/2016 7:39:31 AM Dear O Sung Wu, I love listening to the all-female Irish musical ensemble - from Dublin -.....
» 21/12/2016 10:35:09 PM contd ... See you on another discussion. For me this one has run its course......
» 21/12/2016 10:32:01 PM Dear Joe, http://www.library.uq.edu.au/ojs/index.php/aa/article/viewFile/393/423 You can.....
» 21/12/2016 5:41:07 PM Dear O Sung Wu., I remember years ago of going to St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne at Christ.....
» 21/12/2016 5:26:32 PM Dear Joe, So now you want me to teach you how to tie your shoe laces after all. Seriousl.....
» 21/12/2016 3:56:44 PM Dear SM, Those prestigious private schools that were mentioned were not all from Victoria.....
» 21/12/2016 12:34:08 PM Dear Joe, Some others are also listed in the link I gave on the Myall Creek Massacre. You.....
» 21/12/2016 10:30:55 AM Dear ttbn, Reading is indeed crucial I totally agree. That is why it is important to read.....
» 21/12/2016 7:39:29 AM cont'd ... It's worth noting that Terry Barnes also tells us that: "No Australian m.....
» 21/12/2016 7:26:41 AM There's an interesting article by Terry Barnes that goes to the crux of the issue. It's wo.....
» 20/12/2016 6:48:22 PM Dear SM, Thank You for your opinion. Mine happens to differ from yours......
» 20/12/2016 6:44:48 PM Well, so far the judges involved in the cases brought before them concerning 18C have all.....
» 20/12/2016 6:39:17 PM Dear SM, I've given you a list of some of the most prestigious private schools that have .....
» 20/12/2016 3:39:39 PM Dear Peter, I totally agree as do so many parents, principals, schools, both private and .....
» 20/12/2016 2:34:34 PM Dear EJ, Two words for you: Hiroshima, Nagasaki. We have nothing to be self-righteous a.....
» 20/12/2016 2:28:45 PM Dear Peter, It shall be interesting to see what develops in the future regarding this pro.....
» 20/12/2016 2:23:21 PM Dear SM, This was not forced on anybody. And your statement that most private schools ha.....
» 20/12/2016 10:40:07 AM No one can escape the magic of Christmas. Regardless of whether Christmas is a religious o.....
» 20/12/2016 7:21:19 AM Dear Paul, Media ownership in Australia is notoriously narrow. Mainstream media offers pr.....
» 20/12/2016 6:24:06 AM Dear Hassie, I fully understand your lady. I've also got 4 grandchildren (3 boys and 1 gi.....
» 19/12/2016 10:33:57 PM Dear Hassie, Congratulations! is this your first grandchild? Have a Merry Christmas and .....
» 19/12/2016 5:06:02 PM Dear O Sung Wu., We're treated like family members in mum's Dementia Wing - not only by t.....
» 19/12/2016 10:50:39 AM Dear Joe, Thank You for your Christmas Blessings. I am always grateful for prayers and b.....
» 19/12/2016 8:43:55 AM Dear AC, My husband and I worked and lived in the US (Los Angeles) for close to ten years.....
» 19/12/2016 8:37:15 AM Dear Joe, I've been spending time at the Dementia Wing of my mum's nursing home - Helping.....
» 19/12/2016 8:16:16 AM Dear Joe, I have read the books by Henry Reynolds - (amongst others). "The other Sid.....
» 19/12/2016 7:49:26 AM Dear SM., Here's a quote that is appropriate. Taken from "The Project," (news r.....
» 19/12/2016 7:33:11 AM Dear Paul, A Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine. Wishing everyone on this.....
» 18/12/2016 10:30:49 PM Dear Is Mise, Of course we should continue to celebrate Christmas. We have freedom of rel.....
» 18/12/2016 10:23:47 PM Dear Joe, We're all guilty of some measure of bias. This problem occurs in all sciences, .....
» 18/12/2016 9:56:20 PM Dear SM, We should also include Mr Murdoch's News Limited in your summation (Daily Telegr.....
» 18/12/2016 9:42:19 PM Dear SM, Obviously young people, teachers, principals, schools, youth organisations, pare.....
» 18/12/2016 6:47:04 PM cont'd ... A democracy requires its citizens to make informed choices. If citizens or the.....
» 18/12/2016 6:29:59 PM America does seem to be in a bit of a mess at the moment: http://www.theguardian.com/medi.....
» 18/12/2016 6:25:06 PM Dear T800, If you can provide any evidence to disprove the recent DNA technological findi.....
» 18/12/2016 6:19:32 PM Dear Joe, I do not doubt that there have always been individual whites who cared for the.....
» 18/12/2016 5:37:28 PM Dear SM, My link explained why some politicians want 18C changed. That was its aim. You o.....
» 18/12/2016 5:17:45 PM Dear Josephus, Perhaps it's not Kath Walker who needs to be persuaded on the lessons foun.....
» 18/12/2016 5:06:34 PM Dear AC., Thanks for sorting things out for me. I am so relieved that it finally works. H.....
» 18/12/2016 1:59:38 PM "Though baptized and blessed and bibled, We are still tabood and libelled You devout .....
» 18/12/2016 11:06:18 AM Dear AC, I've already articulated my thoughts on this issue on The Forum. Ages ago I star.....
» 18/12/2016 10:43:25 AM Dear AC, The Safe Schools Coalition Australia is a National Program funded by the Austral.....
» 18/12/2016 8:10:46 AM More information found on the web: http://www.theconversation.com/safe-schools-review-fin.....
» 18/12/2016 7:57:39 AM Dear JB and Bazz, I don't think that Ms Prior's appeal has any chance of being granted. .....
» 18/12/2016 7:52:04 AM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-18/badami-aussi.....
» 18/12/2016 7:46:12 AM cont'd ... You said - "We make foreigners Australians of the Year." The follow.....
» 18/12/2016 7:27:40 AM Dear AC, I've always thought that our human behaviour is largely shaped by the groups to .....
» 17/12/2016 9:37:07 PM Dear T800., You can choose to ignore the evidence. The facts speak for themselves: http:.....
» 17/12/2016 9:31:03 PM Dear JB., I understand your anger regarding this particular case. The judge made the righ.....
» 17/12/2016 9:27:53 PM Dear Diver Dan, I did read the article. However, I felt that if a parent was so concerne.....
» 17/12/2016 5:33:07 PM Dear AC, The link finally worked. Try my last post on page 1. I felt so sorry for the yo.....
» 17/12/2016 5:23:35 PM I've already stated that I felt the judge in the Prior case made the right decision. It wa.....
» 17/12/2016 5:09:53 PM Dear diver dan, Nobody is forcing any parent to do what they don't want to do. That's a w.....
» 17/12/2016 4:03:22 PM cont'd ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/dna-confirms-aboriginal-people-as-the-fi.....
» 17/12/2016 3:53:56 PM still trying... http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/up-to-30-people-involved-in-st-kilda-be.....
» 17/12/2016 3:45:29 PM cont'd ... Sorry, I'm having computer problems - here's the website again: http://www.th.....
» 17/12/2016 3:39:57 PM Dear Philip S., I watched this on the Chanel 10 news. Horrific stuff. The Age did carry .....
» 17/12/2016 3:28:04 PM Dear T800, Actually do a bit more research. There are contrary opinions on the subject a.....
» 17/12/2016 3:22:23 PM Dear Bazz, It is a controversial issue - and there's so much on the web, so many differen.....
» 17/12/2016 2:32:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I fully respect your opinion and those of others who find fault wit.....
» 17/12/2016 9:53:31 AM Dear Alan B., I agree with you regarding bringing on the next election and letting the pe.....
» 17/12/2016 8:12:50 AM There's an interesting website regarding the Trump appointments. It's worth a read. Here .....
» 17/12/2016 7:43:19 AM Dear T800, Scientific facts are fascinating and they are constantly evolving as new disco.....
» 17/12/2016 7:19:27 AM Dear Cossomby, I totally agree with you. We can learn a great deal from history and it s.....
» 16/12/2016 7:13:43 AM cont'd ... Ooops, I made a mistake. I'll try again: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parad.....
» 16/12/2016 7:06:31 AM cont'd ... Anyone remember the 1997 film - "Paradise Road" directed by Bruce Be.....
» 16/12/2016 6:53:23 AM If events overseas affect Australians then of course Memorials should be allowed as part o.....
» 16/12/2016 6:20:58 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for another interesting post......
» 15/12/2016 6:58:18 PM Dear Joe, There you go - at last we've made the connection and are seeing things eye-to-e.....
» 15/12/2016 6:54:42 PM Dear David F., That particular poem by Al Zolynas is one of my favourites. It deeply reso.....
» 15/12/2016 4:12:05 PM Dear David F., I am also glad that my grandmother still believed in the God of Thunder. M.....
» 15/12/2016 1:05:19 PM Dear Joe, I shall try again to explain what I meant by "factology." As I stat.....
» 15/12/2016 12:31:50 PM Dear runner, Talking about bias perhaps you need to actually do a bit more historical res.....
» 15/12/2016 10:56:34 AM Hi Graham, I see no reason to alter or remove 18C. We have 18D - which takes care of the .....
» 15/12/2016 10:39:53 AM Dear runner, They wouldn't be thriving without the massive American support, and what abo.....
» 15/12/2016 9:06:02 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, I read with great interest your response to runner and learned quite.....
» 15/12/2016 8:26:38 AM cont'd ... It is possible to learn about Aboriginal civilisations, not only from their le.....
» 15/12/2016 8:19:55 AM Dear Joe, I was not trying to teach you how to tie your shoe-laces. In fact I didn't even.....
» 15/12/2016 7:46:32 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your kind words. Your posts are very interesting as well. I had .....
» 14/12/2016 6:20:11 PM Hi Graham, I don't think that Donald Trump would have gotten this far if he were lacking .....
» 14/12/2016 6:00:56 PM I would like to Thank everyone who's contributed to this discussion. I look forward to our.....
» 14/12/2016 5:54:27 PM Dear David F., I recall reading that sociology is not and cannot be concerned with the tr.....
» 14/12/2016 8:17:59 AM Dear Paul, I respect your opinion. I'm also a Catholic - although I am not a very good o.....
» 13/12/2016 9:57:18 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for your kind words. It has been a pleasure reading your .....
» 13/12/2016 9:54:49 PM Dear Joe, You're referring to "factology." Go back and re-read my earlier post.....
» 13/12/2016 4:13:05 PM Dear Joe, You deserve all the accolades. I can't even imagine the effort and all the ho.....
» 13/12/2016 3:54:58 PM Dear Paul, Physicians are expected to do all they can to sustain life. And the Medical As.....
» 13/12/2016 3:32:40 PM Dear runner, Perhaps if you had experienced what Mr Khan learned from working with migra.....
» 13/12/2016 1:57:50 PM Dear runner, You'll always find people who in their own minds tend to think that they are.....
» 13/12/2016 1:51:34 PM Dear Joe, Years ago I did my work experience at the State Library of Victoria. I learned .....
» 13/12/2016 9:58:53 AM Dear Joe, At the moment I'm waiting for my husband to come back with the car so that I ca.....
» 13/12/2016 7:47:19 AM Thanks for your inputs. I'll have to respond in greater detail later on as I'm now about .....
» 13/12/2016 6:06:35 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Although religion is a universal social institution, it takes a mult.....
» 13/12/2016 5:35:33 AM Dear Leo Lane, In a discussion forum we should attempt to discuss the issues - not label .....
» 12/12/2016 10:01:54 PM I came across the following on the web: http://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2009/november/.....
» 12/12/2016 4:55:40 PM If you folks want to espouse your opinions, (and experiences) then surely you should allow.....
» 12/12/2016 4:44:03 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for such detailed explanations. What an amazing achievem.....
» 12/12/2016 12:19:36 PM Dear Banjo Patterson, Just to add a bit more. I think that the rituals enacted in any re.....
» 12/12/2016 7:29:46 AM Dear Paul, Thank you for your input. However the right to die decision cannot always be .....
» 12/12/2016 12:00:18 AM cont'd ... Dear Joe, This may be a stupid question. In your research on Aboriginal histo.....
» 11/12/2016 10:19:52 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'll have to look into getting a copy of that book. I'll let you kn.....
» 11/12/2016 10:11:22 PM Dear David F., Thank You for the article from Wikipedia. It makes sense that many religi.....
» 11/12/2016 9:40:54 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for the "Welcome back." As for Jesus having the right .....
» 11/12/2016 4:22:24 PM cont'd ... I worry that our country may be falling apart from lack of wisdom, lack of gra.....
» 11/12/2016 4:08:06 PM cont'd ... In all honesty I still don't know what to think about voluntary euthanasia. I.....
» 11/12/2016 3:59:30 PM Dear Banjo, Thank You so much for your kind words. It very lovely of you. I know that we.....
» 11/12/2016 3:48:09 PM Dear runner, I don't for one moment doubt that Jesus would come bearing a message of love.....
» 11/12/2016 2:06:19 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Gosh, fascinating stuff. Ever thought of writing a book? I'd buy it.....
» 11/12/2016 1:43:44 PM I am coming into this debate rather late in the piece. Firstly I stopped to read the autho.....
» 11/12/2016 12:38:32 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You're such a sweetie. But back to the topic... This Recognition .....
» 11/12/2016 10:47:12 AM Dear Banjo Patterson, I responded to runner's earlier post on the issue of the Constituti.....
» 11/12/2016 10:25:55 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), As always you've made me think raising some very valid points. Ttbn.....
» 11/12/2016 8:52:02 AM It is true that there has been, historically, a small number of claims that there were peo.....
» 11/12/2016 12:42:12 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for the "Welcome Back." I've missed you too. .....
» 11/12/2016 12:30:13 AM Dear runner, This gives a straight answer: http://www.theconversation.com/explainer-what.....
» 10/12/2016 4:03:20 PM cont'd ... The following may also help towards understanding: http://www.theconversation.....
» 10/12/2016 3:51:55 PM Dear runner, Perhaps the following website may explain: http://www.recognise.org.au/why/.....
» 10/12/2016 3:37:19 PM As I understand it the central issue in the Constitutional recognition debate is about rec.....
» 10/12/2016 3:23:42 PM Dear David F., From the Introduction to "Jesus The Man" : "The virgin bir.....
» 10/12/2016 1:11:47 PM "Barbara Thiering wrote the book, "Jesus The Man: A new interpretation from the .....
» 10/12/2016 12:54:05 PM Dear ttbn, Thanks for your kind words. As for doctors? We're certainly at their mercy th.....
» 10/12/2016 11:19:51 AM cont'd ... People like journalist Masha Gessen write in both Russian and English and keep.....
» 10/12/2016 11:07:56 AM Dear Nick, According to history - there has always been dissident movements in Russia, pr.....
» 10/12/2016 10:52:16 AM Dear O Sung Wu, You've done it again - made my heart sing. Thank You dear friend! As far.....
» 10/12/2016 10:42:56 AM Dear runner, The following quote from an article by Milton Meltzer, "Four Who Locked.....
» 10/12/2016 9:12:52 AM I've been reading a bit more on the proposed voluntary euthanasia laws in Victoria. It see.....
» 10/12/2016 8:58:51 AM Dear Nick, Russia has always had the "underground press". They are probably mor.....
» 10/12/2016 7:03:11 AM People have been discussing for decades the argument that there is no such thing as ".....
» 10/12/2016 6:52:46 AM Thank You all for contributing to this debate. I realise that there are many sides to thi.....
» 9/12/2016 5:50:51 PM Dear David F., I've met Philip Nitschke and heard him speak on several occasions. He scar.....
» 9/12/2016 5:43:26 PM Dear runner, I understand the "entitlement mentality." I have a brother who's .....
» 9/12/2016 5:34:16 PM Dear runner, Thanks for your opinions. Much appreciated. Dear ttbn, Thank You for your .....
» 9/12/2016 3:49:27 PM Dear TTBN, Thanks for the "Welcome Back." I've missed the Forum, and I'm happy.....
» 9/12/2016 12:24:13 PM Dear Chris, I can't help how I feel on this topic. I don't believe that you'd walk away .....
» 9/12/2016 12:16:46 PM Dear runner, Thanks for that. I certainly am not an expert on the subject however I do h.....
» 9/12/2016 8:51:09 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I don't quiet understand what all the fuss is about. If our Indige.....
» 9/12/2016 8:37:15 AM Dear runner, As I understand it evolution is a process of gradual change. The word evolut.....
» 9/12/2016 7:22:48 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for the "welcome back." I always give to people asking for m.....
» 8/12/2016 8:32:48 PM cont'd ... I've come across the following website which may be of interest regarding this.....
» 8/12/2016 8:25:32 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm hoping that both Poirot and Suse will eventually return. I'm sure the.....
» 8/12/2016 7:18:13 PM Dear Hassie, Thank You. It's good to be back. Missed you. I'm still a "work in pro.....
» 8/12/2016 7:07:46 PM Dear runner, You have a good heart......
» 8/12/2016 6:57:58 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You don't owe me any apologies my dear friend. You've never said or done .....
» 8/12/2016 4:20:13 PM One of the many things that I love about Melbourne is its greenery and parks. However, wit.....
» 8/12/2016 4:01:17 PM Dear Paul, Of course there are people who misuse the system. However, I feel that if the.....
» 8/12/2016 3:15:12 PM I believe that the state Premier of Victoria will be pushing for a yes vote on voluntary e.....
» 8/12/2016 3:08:29 PM Dear runner, Many people don't accept the theory of evolution because it conflicts with t.....
» 8/12/2016 2:59:01 PM Hello O Sung Wu, I'm coming in a bit late into this discussion so I've been trying to do .....
» 27/07/2016 9:34:00 PM On the advice of family and doctors - I am leaving OLO. I shall not be back. I wish you A.....
» 27/07/2016 6:11:09 PM Well, I'm back. The tests have been done - now I'll wait for the results. I've been readi.....
» 27/07/2016 10:57:41 AM Before I go into hospital this afternoon I thought it important to share with you several .....
» 27/07/2016 10:37:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for you good wishes. I'll be going into hospital this aft.....
» 26/07/2016 10:12:00 PM I wish that we could simply give To this beautiful country (and planet) on which we live B.....
» 26/07/2016 10:00:07 PM Dear Poirot, I couldn't agree with you more. My days here are definitely numbered. The ha.....
» 26/07/2016 9:44:22 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for caring. These are more tests that my specialist wants don.....
» 26/07/2016 7:28:39 PM Dear Poirot, I'll be away for a little while. I've got to go into hospital tomorrow for m.....
» 26/07/2016 7:03:18 PM Dear Poirot, Just for your information so that you'd know what Banjo is banging on about .....
» 26/07/2016 3:43:41 PM Transcript from Media Watch on articles printed in The Daily Telegraph: http://www.abc.ne.....
» 26/07/2016 2:39:23 PM Dear Poirot, He's a sad case. I hope the link helps him......
» 26/07/2016 2:33:50 PM Dear Banjo, This is my country too. I was born and raised here. My family and my ancestor.....
» 26/07/2016 11:12:02 AM Dear Is Mise, Yes, "speaks" is plural and very apt. When runner "speaks&qu.....
» 26/07/2016 11:01:31 AM Thank You for your responses and I am relieved that a Royal Commission is to follow. Hopef.....
» 25/07/2016 11:32:52 PM I watched 4 Corners this evening, 25/07/2016. I'm still very upset by what I saw. Did any.....
» 25/07/2016 11:22:45 PM Dear Is Mise, Which word of runner's are you referring to - he has so many? Dear Banjo, .....
» 25/07/2016 7:18:29 PM Dear Is Mise, The same way We can trust self-proclaimed Christians like runner when he sp.....
» 25/07/2016 2:44:36 PM Dear Jayb, I can only speak from my own experiences with people. I don't believe in gene.....
» 25/07/2016 1:36:54 PM Dear Is Mise, I'm no sage or pundit, but from my experience I've found that the best way .....
» 25/07/2016 11:14:27 AM Dear Is Mise, I've tried to point things out to people from my point of view. We're all e.....
» 25/07/2016 1:10:53 AM Dear Is Mise, So you think that the link cited earlier was a "white wash?" The.....
» 24/07/2016 9:19:02 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Of course we need to talk about issues that affect people and put o.....
» 24/07/2016 6:22:57 PM Dear Is Mise, The following link is worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-10/.....
» 24/07/2016 6:06:46 PM Concerning freedom of speech in Australia the last word should go to the Dept. of Immigrat.....
» 24/07/2016 1:21:08 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I've just come across an article on the web that in my opinion make.....
» 24/07/2016 1:49:57 AM Dear Poirot, I knew it. You, like me, are far too busy, enjoying and living life to the .....
» 23/07/2016 9:46:52 PM I'll try again: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_to_Byzantium.....
» 23/07/2016 9:43:59 PM cont'd ... The following link may be of interest (I quoted from Yeats earlier): http://w.....
» 23/07/2016 9:31:45 PM Hi Poirot, I enjoy reading your posts. I have to confess that I've never really been afr.....
» 23/07/2016 8:28:02 PM Dear Is Mise, What do you believe?.....
» 23/07/2016 5:25:07 PM Regarding clapping - the following is a favourite: "An aged man is but a paltry thin.....
» 23/07/2016 5:04:24 PM Dear Joe, I responded to runner's quote about male -female genitalia. And the clear disti.....
» 23/07/2016 3:54:46 PM Dear Joe, So glad that you do admit to individual differences between people and that you.....
» 23/07/2016 12:49:27 PM Dear runner, What about a child who has both? Ah, the wonder of it all......
» 23/07/2016 12:40:00 PM Sonia Kruger is allowed to feel whatever she wants, as are we all. However, we have to be .....
» 21/07/2016 11:48:12 PM Dear Is Mise, I forgot to add, for your information, the following link: http://www.aust.....
» 21/07/2016 11:09:36 PM Dear Is Mise, We have our mainstream laws and we all have to abide by them. Tribal laws .....
» 21/07/2016 9:27:33 PM Dear ttbn, Thank You for your supportive words. They are greatly appreciated. Dear Joe .....
» 21/07/2016 8:54:58 PM Dear Is Mise, I had read the link that you provided earlier. So I am familiar with cases .....
» 21/07/2016 3:35:58 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'm so sorry that you feel that way about children. I am surprised .....
» 21/07/2016 3:09:39 PM Dear Existmental, The Attorney-General's Department has the primary responsibility for s.....
» 21/07/2016 1:48:00 PM Banning clapping in a school does seem a bit odd. However what Miranda Devine writes? She.....
» 20/07/2016 12:19:55 AM There are laws that we in this country are all expected to abide by. These are the laws en.....
» 19/07/2016 4:07:13 PM Dear Hassie, Thank You for your good wishes and - Bless You for having been so generous .....
» 19/07/2016 10:33:43 AM Dear Armchair Critic, Thank you for your good wishes. I received excellent care in our h.....
» 18/07/2016 8:49:08 PM dear Suse, Thanks for your kind words. It's excellent being back and reading your, and o.....
» 18/07/2016 4:20:03 PM Dear Loudmouth, Thanks for your lovely words. What a lovely day it's been thus far. For.....
» 18/07/2016 4:00:40 PM Dear RObert, Beautifully put. You've said it far better than I could have done......
» 17/07/2016 10:33:33 PM We all have our various belief systems be they Christian, Judaic, Muslim, Buddhist, atheis.....
» 17/07/2016 2:33:34 PM I've lived in Los Angeles for close to ten years. Travelled all over the US, Mexico, and C.....
» 17/07/2016 2:08:56 PM Hi Folks, Well I'm back. I've been in hospital - having suffered another fall and broke.....
» 7/07/2016 10:43:10 PM Dear Bazz, You're using old arguments. We've heard them all before. Not good enough thi.....
» 7/07/2016 10:37:49 PM Dear David F., Thank You for your views and you do raise some valid points. However, I be.....
» 7/07/2016 10:17:37 PM Dear Paul, Ooooh, you're so wicked! Love it!.....
» 7/07/2016 10:15:58 PM Dear Suse, You're right - only a small minority voted for Pauline Hanson. Which simply go.....
» 7/07/2016 7:20:02 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Hear! Hear! Well said - as always! Bravo!.....
» 7/07/2016 7:16:11 PM Dear Suse, More on what Pauline thinks; It's worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2.....
» 7/07/2016 7:10:40 PM Dear Suse, Thank You for your well reasoned and intelligent comments. Michael Bradley wr.....
» 7/07/2016 6:44:43 PM Dear David F., Yes, granted the games are expensive, complex to put on, and marred by dru.....
» 6/07/2016 2:08:57 PM Goodness me - what's there to say Saturday was not their day The voters chose despite the .....
» 4/07/2016 11:19:45 AM Dear Bazz, The Greens are doing remarkably well. And undoubtedly will do even better acco.....
» 4/07/2016 11:13:27 AM Dear Is Mise, I never said that. You're not interested in what I did say. Therefore I se.....
» 4/07/2016 11:04:58 AM Here's another link that explains what the future in politics could look like: http://www.....
» 4/07/2016 10:44:08 AM There's an interesting summation of the results of this election. Whether you agree with i.....
» 3/07/2016 4:15:19 PM Dear Hassie, Don't be disheartened. In politics you never really know what's going to hap.....
» 3/07/2016 3:45:37 PM I find it truly surprising that of the votes counted the Coalition thus far has 65 seats a.....
» 2/07/2016 10:01:49 AM Dear Is Mise, In their firearms policy the Greens clearly state that: 'Rural owners of l.....
» 1/07/2016 5:55:11 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for your earlier comments. I think that you're right about the Coali.....
» 1/07/2016 3:44:17 PM Dear Is Mise, Please provide us with the specific Greens policy that you're referring to .....
» 1/07/2016 12:34:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister and Is Mise, Tomorrow is election day and we have the opportunity to.....
» 1/07/2016 8:03:21 AM cont'd ... Apologies for the typo. Another thing that has occurred to me: If John Howar.....
» 1/07/2016 7:57:15 AM Dear runner, John Howard has called Donald Trump "Too unstable." Christopher Py.....
» 1/07/2016 7:42:24 AM Quite frankly I don't understand why we need a plebisite. We have elected representatives .....
» 30/06/2016 11:28:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, According to an article on Lee Rhiannon in The Australian and I quo.....
» 30/06/2016 12:12:23 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for sharing your experiences with us concerning Lee Rhiannon. I tr.....
» 30/06/2016 10:47:26 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I have read about Lee Rhiannon on the web. She did quite a few th.....
» 29/06/2016 10:11:49 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thanks for your concern. I'm still a work in progress. But, I'm staying.....
» 29/06/2016 7:05:15 PM Dear O Sung Wu, There's a variety of words tha can conjure up all sorts of images for us .....
» 29/06/2016 5:12:21 PM What sin has Lee Rhiannon actually committed to have people attempt to assassinate her cha.....
» 29/06/2016 1:42:19 PM Politics is always going to be contentious depending on one's ideologies. I don't know muc.....
» 26/06/2016 5:09:10 PM Dear Nathan, I avoid generic drugs. Here's a link that explains why: http://www.theconv.....
» 26/06/2016 10:44:58 AM Dear Paul, We'll see what happens next week-end. Who would have thought that Mr Shorten,.....
» 25/06/2016 10:42:33 PM Dear Paul, Life is so short and we should make the most of it. I've spent the afternoon v.....
» 25/06/2016 1:29:14 PM I wonder how the young people of the UK feel about their future today, and how long will i.....
» 25/06/2016 1:06:57 PM Gentlemen, You need to substantiate your claims with evidence. Ranting does not produce a.....
» 25/06/2016 11:01:50 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Excuse my typo. Here's the correct link: http://www.safecom.org.a.....
» 25/06/2016 10:58:50 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The UN has found that Australia's treatment of asylum seekers viola.....
» 24/06/2016 10:58:12 PM Dear Poirot and Suse, Many people condemned Mr McGuire's comments - judging from the read.....
» 24/06/2016 10:36:48 PM cont'd ... As for elites getting what they want? Now which party has been accused of sup.....
» 24/06/2016 10:33:30 PM Accusations of Labor being "totalitarian" regarding same-sex marriange need to b.....
» 24/06/2016 7:30:31 PM cont'd ... Overheard in a restaurant: "Did you hear that the UK has left the EU? Wh.....
» 24/06/2016 7:22:28 PM Dear Graham, There are pros and cons for leaving the EU: http://www.theweek.co.uk/eu-ref.....
» 24/06/2016 6:55:23 PM Dear Suse, As I said earlier, it is irrelevant that Mr McGuire may not have intended any .....
» 24/06/2016 3:00:05 PM cont'd ... Dear Phanto, My arguments on this issue are: It is irrelevant that Mr McGuir.....
» 24/06/2016 2:17:44 PM Dear Phanto, I was responding to the statements that you made in your previous post. I t.....
» 24/06/2016 1:39:57 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't want to argue with you any further. I shall however, think.....
» 24/06/2016 1:16:11 PM Dear Phanto, Not all people use their critical facilities - especially regarding issues w.....
» 24/06/2016 12:13:32 PM cont'd ... Dear Suse, BTW: - Mr McGuire did refer to Caroline Wilson by name (the name .....
» 24/06/2016 11:44:59 AM Dear Suse, Rebecca Madden summed things up rather well when she stated: "I think in.....
» 24/06/2016 11:30:50 AM Dear Shadow Minister, No matter what is presented to you - you seem to find some excuse t.....
» 23/06/2016 6:09:59 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The following information was released by Amnesty International: R.....
» 23/06/2016 4:32:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I can't be held responsible for that Sir......
» 22/06/2016 10:49:54 PM Dear Phanto, You ask - Why should Mr McGuire donate money to the cause of violence towar.....
» 22/06/2016 7:11:15 PM Violence against women is a widespread, severe problem which as we can see from the recent.....
» 22/06/2016 6:50:53 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You show me yours. I've shown you mine. Enough said......
» 22/06/2016 5:00:11 PM cont'd ... http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-indonesia-asylum-idUSBREA1903F2014.....
» 22/06/2016 4:55:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I wasn't going to continue with this discussion. However I feel obl.....
» 21/06/2016 8:19:05 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is such a shame that you don't provide us with evidence to subst.....
» 21/06/2016 10:01:34 AM Dear Shadow Minister, There are other perspectives and opinions from people who were actu.....
» 20/06/2016 6:46:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You've lost me with your derogatory use of terms like "Juliar......
» 20/06/2016 1:44:25 PM Dear Philip, Of course there will always be people who will abuse the system. But in this.....
» 20/06/2016 12:11:13 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How to deal with asylum seekers will remain a complex issue no matt.....
» 20/06/2016 11:49:19 AM cont'd ... Ooops - sorry for the typo. Here's the link again: http://www.bbc.com/news/wo.....
» 20/06/2016 11:45:05 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Here's a link that is more current: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-.....
» 19/06/2016 6:41:28 PM Winning or losing is the name of the game in an election year. Therefore it should not be .....
» 14/06/2016 7:19:19 PM Both leaders of the two major parties need to prove that they are not the captives of any .....
» 14/06/2016 11:54:04 AM Dear Poirot, Yes. I was impressed with Bill Shorten's performance on "Q and A,".....
» 14/06/2016 10:48:23 AM Did anyone watch "Q and A" last night? Bill Shorten was the guest facing questi.....
» 14/06/2016 10:43:23 AM Dear runner, I would not be without private health cover. Yes, we also have paid a fortun.....
» 13/06/2016 2:54:11 PM Trump has made combating the threat of groups such as Islamic State a central part of his .....
» 12/06/2016 7:05:39 PM Dear runner, I also have private health cover. Always have had. And for my recent surger.....
» 12/06/2016 4:47:38 PM Dear Rehctub, Many doctors now offer Medicare electronic claiming. This allows you to cl.....
» 12/06/2016 4:04:49 PM Dear Shadow Minister, At least you can laugh. Many voters simply want to cry at the fear.....
» 12/06/2016 11:38:30 AM Dear Poirot, My political views are not set in concrete. They change according to policie.....
» 11/06/2016 8:02:25 PM Dear Paul, The "fear card" is being played by both major parties. Peter van On.....
» 11/06/2016 1:00:51 PM I am still undecided between the candidates. It seems to me that investing in education a.....
» 10/06/2016 6:16:30 PM Neither major party has been honest with voters about Australia's revenue problem. The fo.....
» 10/06/2016 6:03:50 PM Dear Poirot, Perception is very important especially during an election year. It will be.....
» 10/06/2016 1:46:29 PM Dear Poirot, The following link may clarify things for you: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2.....
» 10/06/2016 11:04:21 AM Dear Poirot, According to the figures in the polls the Coalition appears to continue to e.....
» 9/06/2016 4:24:50 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for your good wishes. As far as the PM's interview on the 7.30 Re.....
» 9/06/2016 9:53:31 AM Dear Hassie, Thank You for your excellent advice. I've got so much on my plate at the mo.....
» 8/06/2016 9:21:51 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. You've always been there for all .....
» 8/06/2016 6:44:39 PM cont'd ... Here's a link on pulmonary hypertension: http://www.austin.org.au/fr/support-.....
» 8/06/2016 6:37:03 PM Dear runner, Thank You. Prayer has helped me a great deal. I pray often. I always have. .....
» 8/06/2016 5:53:44 PM Dear Jayb, Thanks for your wishes. I intend to make every day count (not count the days).....
» 8/06/2016 10:50:01 AM Dear Paul, My favourite quotes of Muhammad Ali's are: "Service to others is the ren.....
» 8/06/2016 10:37:37 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I hope that I'm not the Patron Saint of Lost Causes. I've been give.....
» 7/06/2016 6:31:17 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for the link. Michael Feneley's background is impressive. Cario illne.....
» 7/06/2016 5:03:10 PM Dear Paul, I am considering voting for the Greens due to the simple fact that if the resi.....
» 7/06/2016 4:51:01 PM Dear Paul, Michael Parkinson in his autobiography, "Parky," first published in .....
» 6/06/2016 6:59:10 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I accept what the lawyers had to say on the subject. So did the uni.....
» 6/06/2016 6:50:49 PM cont'd ... Please excuse the typo in my previous post. The link should be: http://www.c.....
» 6/06/2016 6:45:10 PM CBS News tells us that "Muhammad Ali is being remembered not just for his legendary b.....
» 5/06/2016 4:03:13 PM George Soros and ballistic missiles? That won't solve our global plight However, Donald .....
» 5/06/2016 3:46:37 PM Dear Poirot, From comments read on the web it seems that many people feel that freedom of.....
» 1/06/2016 1:46:25 PM I feel so sorry for the family. It would be horrendous to lose a family member in this ma.....
» 31/05/2016 1:08:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, As stated earlier by myself and Suse - one extremist does not make .....
» 30/05/2016 10:30:29 PM Gentlemen, I get the distinct feeling that unless I agree with you guys - nothing product.....
» 30/05/2016 7:54:25 PM Dear Chris, I don't quite know what you mean by "corrupted?" I've tried to foll.....
» 30/05/2016 7:40:47 PM Dear Jay, Thanks again. I must say I'm impressed. I must say that to me the solution ha.....
» 30/05/2016 7:29:06 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo. Here's the correct link: http://www.sydney.edu.au.....
» 30/05/2016 7:22:12 PM Dear Paul, Here's what I've found on the man: http://www.aoav.org.uk/2013/top-100-the-mo.....
» 30/05/2016 7:13:10 PM Dear Jayb, I haven't been able to find any such promotions of life-styles. Could you supp.....
» 30/05/2016 6:40:31 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You appear to be having fun. Enjoy!.....
» 30/05/2016 6:36:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I certainly hope that you're right and that the program will contin.....
» 30/05/2016 6:34:25 PM Dear Jay, Thanks for explaining and answering my questions. I have to admit that I don't.....
» 30/05/2016 6:17:31 PM Dear Josephus, Downsett is not involved with the program. He's involved with prostrate ca.....
» 30/05/2016 3:42:57 PM Dear Jayb, What propaganda are you talking about? As stated earlier - it is a voluntary .....
» 30/05/2016 3:36:41 PM Dear Jay, Thanks for your link. From the photographs the entire protest appears somewhat.....
» 30/05/2016 2:57:32 PM Dear Jayb, The Safe Schools program is a National Safe Schools Framework. The Australian .....
» 30/05/2016 11:09:28 AM Dear Josephus, To blame an entire program for the private opinions of one person is not a.....
» 29/05/2016 10:09:17 PM cont'd ... I also want to add that I won't be voting for any minor party either......
» 29/05/2016 10:06:22 PM Dear SOG, Thanks for this discussion. I, like Suse am also now unsure of whom I am going.....
» 29/05/2016 4:24:04 PM Dear rehctub, Are we to assume then that you also think that all the fuss about Rickard D.....
» 29/05/2016 4:17:27 PM Dear Shadow Minister, From my understanding and according to newspaper articles in the me.....
» 27/05/2016 2:00:41 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for the links. I am always stimulated, sometimes astonished by w.....
» 27/05/2016 10:30:05 AM Dear Nathan, I searched the web to help me enter into your discussion of our place in the.....
» 26/05/2016 1:46:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I still maintain that I wish our politicians did not stoop to perso.....
» 26/05/2016 11:09:17 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If this was not an election year - would these "attacks" .....
» 22/05/2016 4:47:43 PM cont'd ... The speech is given in full on page 358 of Peter Costello's book, "The Co.....
» 22/05/2016 4:30:17 PM otb, I am familiar with the link you gave. The speech says it all beautifully......
» 22/05/2016 10:44:00 AM Dear Armchair Critic, I appreciate your kind words and your posts. You are intellectually.....
» 22/05/2016 10:34:44 AM otb, I have made it quite clear both in this discussion and in the past that I fully supp.....
» 21/05/2016 7:12:42 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for that information. The upcoming election will certainly prove inter.....
» 21/05/2016 7:01:38 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Many Australians are aware that there are scholarly articles on "Ab.....
» 21/05/2016 3:00:14 PM Dear Is Mise, I still stand by what I said because there isn't a separate religious law a.....
» 21/05/2016 12:20:32 PM otb, I usually go to great lengths to avoid responding to you. This is under my doctor's .....
» 21/05/2016 11:32:10 AM Dear Is Mise, Did you read the link that otb gave us? You should. And so should otb. Th.....
» 21/05/2016 11:18:10 AM Dear Is Mise, We are talking about religious laws and as they apply in this country. Th.....
» 20/05/2016 10:31:25 PM Dear Is Mise, Kindly supply us with evidence of your claims Sir......
» 20/05/2016 10:27:16 PM Dear Paul, Having a calm discussion into gun politics in Australia as Bob Katter once sta.....
» 20/05/2016 9:58:41 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I don't know what our court procedures entail. I had just assumed that we.....
» 20/05/2016 7:21:58 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), We have an institutional framework in this country that preserves t.....
» 20/05/2016 3:09:45 PM Dear Paul, You've probably already read this link. I've just come across it. http://www.....
» 20/05/2016 2:57:05 PM Dear O Sung Wu, All of us living in Australia have a responsibility to adhere to Australi.....
» 20/05/2016 2:16:06 PM Dear Armchair Critic, I appreciate your concern very much (and your civility) and I under.....
» 19/05/2016 11:28:26 AM cont'd ... " The Enlightenment constituted a giant step forward ... Allowing reason .....
» 19/05/2016 11:04:48 AM Dear ArmchairCritic, Aidan has summed things up beautifully. I first read about George S.....
» 19/05/2016 9:42:16 AM Good Morning Folks, I have nothing more to add on this subject. I Thank You all for your .....
» 18/05/2016 9:39:50 PM If you Google the following link: http://www.georgesoros.com/the-life-of-george-soros/ I.....
» 18/05/2016 9:08:53 PM Here is another article that is worth reading. It gives a different slant to Duncan Storra.....
» 18/05/2016 8:51:38 PM otb, I did not leave out the link to John Birmingham's article in the Brisbane Times, May.....
» 18/05/2016 8:14:25 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), and Shadow Minister, I'm not an economic expert. I quote from artic.....
» 18/05/2016 3:54:26 PM cont'd ... "It shows that if you bring up an argument that threatens privilege and p.....
» 18/05/2016 3:50:49 PM Here's an interesting article that I've come across on the web written by John Birmingham,.....
» 18/05/2016 2:47:45 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Bless your heart! I am also so relieved that things went well. Anyway, .....
» 18/05/2016 12:39:45 PM Good Morning, I'm now back home. The procedure appears to have gone well and I'll be told.....
» 16/05/2016 7:11:28 AM Good Morning, Well I've showered and dressed and am ready to be driven in to hospital sho.....
» 15/05/2016 2:31:40 PM What people think and how they behave is something we can all find interesting since it re.....
» 15/05/2016 1:18:16 PM Just letting you folks know that I'm going into hospital again early tomorrow morning (Mon.....
» 15/05/2016 11:15:25 AM Curiouser and curiouser... We have an unusual mix of misguided charity on one side with p.....
» 14/05/2016 3:05:54 PM I've just read an interesting article from the BBC - written on 13 May 2016 entitled: &quo.....
» 12/05/2016 2:19:24 PM Dear Is Mise, Been there, done that. Read the link I gave. Thanks for your concern. (sm.....
» 12/05/2016 2:15:45 PM Waleed Aly was awarded the "Golden Logie," by the Australian public. Noni Hazelh.....
» 12/05/2016 11:00:51 AM Once again I would like to Thank all of the contributors to this discussion. So much food .....
» 11/05/2016 6:44:41 PM Dear Phillip S., My statement that "We receive more holidays than anyone else,".....
» 10/05/2016 2:18:49 PM Mother's Day has always been celebrated on the second Sunday in May as far as I can recall.....
» 9/05/2016 2:37:45 PM According to Wikipedia: Ms Lin Hatfield Dodds is one of Australia's leading social justic.....
» 7/05/2016 10:40:16 AM Good Morning Folks, I'll be spending this week-end at my mum's nursing home as a voluntee.....
» 6/05/2016 6:01:28 PM I forgot to add that I am very optimistic with the way the current government is handling .....
» 6/05/2016 5:59:02 PM I believe that tax reform is going to be on the agenda soon. Malcolm Turnbull said as much.....
» 6/05/2016 3:01:59 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for your insightful comments. I'm beginning to learn that I certainly .....
» 6/05/2016 1:41:46 PM A few thoughts that might be worth discussing at some time... It appears that in reading .....
» 5/05/2016 10:26:12 PM Peter Martin of the Sydney Morning Herald tells us that - there's a big difference in the .....
» 5/05/2016 5:43:11 PM Dear Hassie, I don't live in the USA - so I'm not able to judge the current reactions of .....
» 5/05/2016 4:53:51 PM Jeff Guo writing for The Washington Post in December 2015 told us that: "People are .....
» 5/05/2016 10:55:47 AM Thank You for your comments thus far. I'm not an economist, however my own reaction and q.....
» 4/05/2016 7:44:35 PM I would like to read what contributors to this Forum think of the Federal Budget 2016. P.....
» 29/04/2016 7:06:13 PM I would prefer to stick with separate men's and women's public toilets. I prefer my own se.....
» 29/04/2016 12:34:55 PM Dear Paul, I've just read the following link. It's worth a read. http://newmatilda.com/.....
» 28/04/2016 1:35:16 PM Dear Paul, Who is responsible for asylum seekers detained on Manus? According to Fact Che.....
» 28/04/2016 1:06:57 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Thank You for reading my link and I'm pleased that you understood t.....
» 27/04/2016 4:42:56 PM The following link is worth a read. The bubbling is intensifying in the condamine river - .....
» 27/04/2016 11:17:05 AM The Courier Mail tells us that - "It seems that science still can't pin down the bub.....
» 26/04/2016 8:27:53 PM Explaining sex to a ten year old niece? I see that as a parent's job. If I were you I w.....
» 26/04/2016 8:03:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We all should be aware of vested political and economic interests i.....
» 26/04/2016 12:33:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You Sir should be aware that on issues which require radical soluti.....
» 25/04/2016 3:58:01 PM I can highly recommend the DVD - 'The Water Diviner," starring Russell Crowe for anyo.....
» 25/04/2016 3:49:53 PM cont'd ... This is obviously a recent event that did not exist previously. If it is not l.....
» 25/04/2016 3:40:06 PM Dear Is Mise, We can certainly question the actions of Jeremy Buckingham, the NSW Greens .....
» 23/04/2016 2:55:59 PM I recently saw a sign on one of the walls of my mum's nursing home. It stated: "The .....
» 22/04/2016 11:27:09 AM That's why I love the Forum. In moments of personal stress and difficulties over the years.....
» 21/04/2016 1:14:11 PM Dear Poirot, My Deepest Sympathy on your mother's death. My prayers are with you and you.....
» 21/04/2016 10:48:26 AM Dear O Sung Wu, As you know, my mother has now been moved to a dementia wing of an excell.....
» 19/04/2016 1:37:03 PM Peter Hartcher writing for the Sydney Morning Herald on April 18 2016 tells us: "Tu.....
» 19/04/2016 1:09:35 PM Whether we like it or not employers do look at the clothes you wear, your hair style, pers.....
» 16/04/2016 5:42:21 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Talking about rainbows. Everybody on the planet has the capabilit.....
» 15/04/2016 12:12:30 PM Dear Is Mise, On the whole, I like it as well......
» 15/04/2016 12:05:13 PM cont'd ... I am of course against giving China a free hand in the South China Sea just as.....
» 15/04/2016 11:52:48 AM cont'd ... Australian politicians will undoubtedly be treading carefully with China due t.....
» 15/04/2016 11:47:25 AM Don't forget the fact that the Chinese Community in Australia does big business with China.....
» 14/04/2016 11:05:51 AM I don't really object greatly to the new $5.00 note. I would have preferred a more artisti.....
» 14/04/2016 10:34:33 AM I hear tell that there's an independent by the name of Tony Windsor who did a rather good .....
» 10/04/2016 4:11:25 PM The science and technology of medicine is transforming the treatment of the very ill and i.....
» 10/04/2016 10:57:15 AM Dear Poirot, I have a nephew who has diabetes 1, and injections with insulin are a part o.....
» 9/04/2016 2:27:24 PM Dear runner, Kindly provide us with evidence to substantiate your claim of "thousand.....
» 9/04/2016 12:44:39 PM Dear Suse, Shadow Minister, and OTB, I agree with you both. I think many parents would op.....
» 9/04/2016 10:32:13 AM OTB and Poirot, This is a complicated case and none of us can really say what we would do.....
» 9/04/2016 10:22:01 AM Dear Shadow Minister, This is a decision that Thank God our family has never had to make .....
» 8/04/2016 5:35:47 PM Against the parent's wishes, a Perth Court has ordered chemotherapy be given to the six ye.....
» 6/04/2016 4:00:55 PM We should all be concerned about our laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us -.....
» 5/04/2016 4:53:04 PM Illegal immigrants should be expelled at their own expense with the proviso that they can .....
» 3/04/2016 6:31:46 PM cont'd ... Sorry for my typo. Here's the correct link: http://www.abc.net.au/insiders/c.....
» 3/04/2016 6:26:54 PM It is always interesting to read the different opinions on this forum. We can learn so muc.....
» 3/04/2016 12:49:44 PM Dear Suse, Malcolm Turnbull to me represents a proper chance in policy terms to what a re.....
» 2/04/2016 2:03:30 PM Here's an interesting article written about a year ago (but especially relevant today) as .....
» 1/04/2016 5:51:11 PM Dear Joe, Thanks for the information. I learn so much from this forum. I appreciate you.....
» 1/04/2016 5:33:52 PM Dear Poirot, Yes I have had my head turned by Malcolm Turnbull. I admit that. I like the .....
» 1/04/2016 5:19:39 PM The High Court's judgement in the Mabo case resulted in the introduction of the doctrine o.....
» 1/04/2016 2:35:09 PM Dear Hassie, So I take it that you approved of keeping the Knights and Dames titles (Turn.....
» 1/04/2016 2:00:37 PM cont'd ... My apologies for having left out this link in my previous posts from which I g.....
» 1/04/2016 1:50:09 PM cont'd ... The High Court's judgement in the Mabo case resulted in the introduction of th.....
» 1/04/2016 1:41:42 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for this discussion. I've learned so much from it. It's.....
» 1/04/2016 9:31:24 AM Dear Poirot, It appears that I've offended you. That was not my intention. I was trying .....
» 1/04/2016 9:12:21 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The High Court of Australia determined that Indigenous Peoples shou.....
» 31/03/2016 6:15:04 PM Sorry, here is the link again: http://www.nfsa.gov.au/digitallearning/mabo/info/definingN.....
» 31/03/2016 6:06:25 PM This explains further: http://www.nfsa.gov.au/digitallearning/mabo/info/defining/Nt.htm .....
» 31/03/2016 5:52:50 PM Dear Poirot, That's because I obviously didn't know what I was talking about - which is w.....
» 31/03/2016 4:08:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The following link explains that Captain Cook's aim was to establis.....
» 31/03/2016 12:19:17 PM Dear Poirot, I am well aware that this is a discussion forum and that is precisely what I.....
» 31/03/2016 9:31:18 AM Obviously I don't know what I'm talking about. And I'm impressed by the current governmen.....
» 30/03/2016 1:17:01 PM Dear Poirot, Here is a link that explains the government's National Innovation and Scienc.....
» 30/03/2016 11:25:26 AM Dear Paul, How right you are. Talking to someone helps. I was feeling so sorry for mysel.....
» 30/03/2016 11:15:06 AM What impressed me about Mr Roy was his deep optimism he had for Australia's future as a gl.....
» 30/03/2016 10:38:05 AM Thanks everyone for your opinions. It's always interesting to look at things from various.....
» 29/03/2016 5:57:08 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I'm sure that in the distant future artificial intelligence may well ex.....
» 29/03/2016 3:27:57 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Of course if ethical solutions were possible to program into AV's I ima.....
» 29/03/2016 10:33:38 AM Dear Suse, As I wrote in my previous post - lets hope that Turnbull is smarter then that......
» 29/03/2016 10:25:56 AM cont'd ... Did anyone watch "Q and A." last night? (Monday, 28 March 2016). It.....
» 29/03/2016 10:13:29 AM Ross Gittins is the Sydney Morning Herald's economics editor. He writes: "We wouldn'.....
» 29/03/2016 9:06:40 AM Dear SOG and Hasbeen, If you were to get hold of Hillary Clinton's book, "Living His.....
» 29/03/2016 8:49:23 AM cont'd ... BTW - Did you happen to watch on SBS - Monday evening, "The Brain with Da.....
» 29/03/2016 8:44:07 AM Dear SteeleRedux, I can't answer what I would do at the critical moment. It all depends o.....
» 28/03/2016 6:04:07 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I have difficulty getting my mind to grasp the ethical questions associ.....
» 28/03/2016 5:57:27 PM Dear Hassie, I feel that Mr Shorten has very little chance of defeating Malcolm Turnbull......
» 28/03/2016 5:48:34 PM I've learned a few facts about Hillary Clinton from reading her book, "living History.....
» 28/03/2016 2:20:25 PM Dear SOG, You clever bunny, you! It certainly was water under the bridge for Hillary. Sh.....
» 28/03/2016 1:48:38 PM I have to admit I'm not very tech savvy. I have problems with computers, and the thought o.....
» 28/03/2016 1:17:14 PM There's an interesting link by Terry Barnes that's worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/ne.....
» 28/03/2016 10:11:03 AM Dear Paul, You certainly ask tough questions. Who can really predict what will happen in.....
» 26/03/2016 7:59:30 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Interesting questions and I've come across a link that helps answer the.....
» 26/03/2016 4:36:52 PM Dear JF Aus, It can be difficult to get a clear picture of what each candidate truly beli.....
» 26/03/2016 2:19:04 PM The US Presidential race is long and anything could happen. Much boils down to how the can.....
» 26/03/2016 10:34:59 AM What would happen if Hillary Rodham Clinton would get elected US President? Donald Trump .....
» 26/03/2016 10:04:42 AM This is a tough thing to be able to predict. These are indeed different times to the ones.....
» 25/03/2016 6:44:19 PM Dear ttbn, Were we to meet in person I feel that we would get on rather well and that we .....
» 25/03/2016 12:17:57 PM There once was a troll from Australia Who felt insecure and a failure So he went on the ne.....
» 25/03/2016 10:43:44 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add that I wish everyone a very Happy Easter break and may we all .....
» 25/03/2016 10:32:13 AM Dear Suse, It seems that things are getting somewhat out of hand. I entered this discussi.....
» 24/03/2016 9:46:46 PM The radical Muslim cleric Ben Brika was asked in an interview on the "7.30 Report,&qu.....
» 24/03/2016 9:30:35 PM Dear Suse, I liked the quote as well. Here's another to make you chuckle: "Don't f.....
» 24/03/2016 6:10:32 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Perhaps I misunderstood your previous post. Correct me if I'm wrong. Relig.....
» 24/03/2016 5:53:29 PM Much has been written about Donald Trump for US President. His campaign catch phrase seems.....
» 24/03/2016 1:35:56 PM Dear ttbn, Thank You for bringing a chuckle or two into my life ... See you on another .....
» 24/03/2016 11:41:32 AM You can't win an argument with a troll. The following link explains: http://www.webroot.c.....
» 24/03/2016 11:09:44 AM I remember a time when Trolls were fictitious monsters from fairy tales, not arseholes on .....
» 24/03/2016 10:24:57 AM Dear Joe (Loudmoth), Women will be truly equal to men the day an incompetent woman is gi.....
» 24/03/2016 9:58:33 AM Dear Suse and O Sung Wu, Once again Thank You for your comments and support. I'm still ha.....
» 23/03/2016 6:27:01 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You. You have a God-Given talent for cheering up everyone of us o.....
» 23/03/2016 4:31:49 PM Just checking to see if my computer is still working. It appears to be. Dear Bazz, It'.....
» 23/03/2016 3:11:18 PM Thank You everyone (especially dear Hassie) for again expressing your concern for me and f.....
» 13/03/2016 11:18:04 AM Dear Wolly B., Thank You for all the information that you've provided. And I shall try to.....
» 11/03/2016 1:48:18 PM The best time to judge our current PM will be after the election to see what the real Malc.....
» 11/03/2016 10:26:39 AM Dear Suse, I'd like to Thank You and everyone who contributed constructively to this disc.....
» 11/03/2016 9:42:28 AM Dear Banjo, I told you in 2014, and I shall repeat it now - "Try working through thi.....
» 10/03/2016 6:38:05 PM Dear bridgejenny, Thank You for sharing your background with us. There is much misinform.....
» 10/03/2016 6:27:17 PM Dear Banjo, Once again I shall make it clear that criticising racist actions by some in t.....
» 10/03/2016 3:58:37 PM Dear SOG, Regardless of what you may feel - most of the country was and is critical of Pa.....
» 10/03/2016 3:21:04 PM Dear WTF?, The following link may be of interest: http://thoughtcatalog.com/viva-bianca/.....
» 10/03/2016 2:49:36 PM I agree with David F., You can try to put lipstick on that pig or you can wrap an old fish.....
» 10/03/2016 12:34:50 PM The following link tells us that many men seem to assume that in order to provide women mo.....
» 10/03/2016 12:24:31 PM According to articles on the web Barnaby Joyce tells us he is looking forward to the chall.....
» 10/03/2016 10:58:27 AM Dear Suse, Thanks for that. I find my health improving if I simply don't respond to thes.....
» 10/03/2016 10:44:28 AM Dear Poirot and Suse, Controversial discussions certainly bring out the worst in some peo.....
» 10/03/2016 10:00:19 AM Dear Suse, It is great what feminism has achieved thus far. Today's feminists are women a.....
» 9/03/2016 11:27:20 PM cont'd... Talking about feminism myths. I came across the following link: http://www.vi.....
» 9/03/2016 10:45:27 PM Dear Suse, Unfortunately there are quite a few men and women who believe in the myths reg.....
» 9/03/2016 5:31:51 PM Dear WTF?, Thank You for the information. I have always believed that feminism(as given .....
» 9/03/2016 4:16:55 PM Dear rehctub, We can indeed only hope that quality comes back into all food shops. What a.....
» 9/03/2016 3:13:36 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I can only speak from my own experience as far as feminism is conce.....
» 9/03/2016 2:29:14 PM cont'd ... My apologies, I made a mistake in typing the previous link. Here's the correct.....
» 9/03/2016 1:25:37 PM Dear rehctub, I wouldn't have thought that butchers would be affected by automation. I ha.....
» 9/03/2016 12:16:03 PM I've watched quite a few people being interviewed on television recently on the topic of f.....
» 9/03/2016 8:51:16 AM Dear rehctub, We've been very lucky - we've had the best butcher-shop and butcher over al.....
» 8/03/2016 5:27:39 PM I recently re-read Paul Collins's book, "Believers: Does Australian Catholicism have.....
» 7/03/2016 10:25:01 AM From the moral and ethical point of view Cardinal Pell must now either resign or the Pope .....
» 7/03/2016 8:56:17 AM cont'd ... I'll try again. My apologies for the typo: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03.....
» 7/03/2016 8:46:56 AM Dear Suse and Paul, I've come across this link where the author - Debien, tries to help u.....
» 6/03/2016 10:24:05 AM Cardinal Pell's recent testimony for the past couple of days to the Royal Commission in Ro.....
» 5/03/2016 5:23:34 PM I'd like to take this opportunity to Thank people who took the time to contribute construc.....
» 4/03/2016 2:30:54 PM I find it rather strange that it's the religious people who are the ones talking about Mar.....
» 4/03/2016 2:01:40 PM Here is another link as to what the Safe Schools Coalition does: http://www.safeschoolsco.....
» 3/03/2016 5:58:07 PM Dear Poirot, Fear mongering and trying to drag us back to the dark ages is common place a.....
» 3/03/2016 12:01:00 PM It will be interesting to read the results that will be published of the Review of the Sa.....
» 2/03/2016 6:26:55 PM Dear Poirot, Your posts always cheer me up. Thank You. A breath of fresh air. As far as .....
» 2/03/2016 4:34:53 PM Dear Poirot, Here's a link that helps explain the objections to the Safe Schools Program:.....
» 2/03/2016 4:04:25 PM Dear Jayb, I've been away for quite some time. I had a severe fall in September 2015 and .....
» 2/03/2016 10:56:05 AM Dear Phanto, Could you please provide some evidence to your claims about what you say the.....
» 2/03/2016 9:03:11 AM Dear Phanto, I'm glad to hear that you know how to Google. Therefore you should have been.....
» 1/03/2016 5:33:39 PM The following link explains quite a bit: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/does-safe-schools-.....
» 1/03/2016 5:16:06 PM cont'd ... The following link may also help clarify things for you: http://www.safeschoo.....
» 1/03/2016 5:09:34 PM Dear Phanto, I provided a link in my opening post. You can downlaod the information you'r.....
» 1/03/2016 3:28:30 PM The Safe School Program - is a learning environment that is safe, respectful, caring, and .....
» 1/03/2016 12:25:32 PM I watched "Q and A," last night and learned for the first time about something c.....
» 1/03/2016 8:55:27 AM Dear Hassie, Many Happy Returns to you. I hope you had a Happy Birthday. The last Birth.....
» 29/02/2016 12:00:26 PM I believe that the young boy is now in a different school and is quite happy there. It is.....
» 28/02/2016 9:36:53 AM In Australia our immigration experience has been a broad one. Originally is was Anglo-Celt.....
» 27/02/2016 10:49:27 AM Dear Mr Opinion, What will a future Australia be like? Predicting the future is risky at.....
» 27/02/2016 8:39:30 AM Dear Mr Opinion, That is the problem. You don't seem to be doing very much thinking......
» 27/02/2016 7:52:55 AM I have no objection to "Advance Australia Fair." However, my favourite is - &quo.....
» 23/02/2016 12:16:01 PM Dear Poirot, I came across the following comment from a reader on the web that I think su.....
» 21/02/2016 3:20:22 PM Dear Poirot, I don't want to argue with you. This discussion is about what kind of Prime.....
» 21/02/2016 11:35:11 AM Dear Poirot, Not sure about the "fairy stories." However, Joe Hockey respondin.....
» 21/02/2016 9:50:08 AM Historically social governments spend and conservative governments save. The savings creat.....
» 20/02/2016 6:08:02 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the information. We need more politicians that are prepared to t.....
» 20/02/2016 5:06:38 PM Dear Suse, We're happy as well. We have beautiful Parks and walking trails, a brand new l.....
» 20/02/2016 1:51:15 PM Dear Suse, No matter how we vote - we live in a Liberal Electorate - so Liberals always e.....
» 20/02/2016 9:32:09 AM Dear Juca, Welcome to the Forum. I love the name Juca. And I look forward to inter-acti.....
» 19/02/2016 1:10:20 PM Dear Poirot, I respect your opinion but I don't agree with it. Anyway, I shall leave my .....
» 19/02/2016 9:47:48 AM Dear Poirot, I understand what you're saying. It appears to be a go nowhere government r.....
» 18/02/2016 1:16:56 PM Dear Poirot, Malcolm Turnbull, I consider a "Tall Poppy" We have a problem with.....
» 17/02/2016 7:04:20 PM Dear Suse, I know that Malcolm Turnbull wil be an excellent Prime Minster. He talks to vo.....
» 17/02/2016 6:02:55 PM Dear Banjo, I suspect that journalists have already been warned "Don't name suspects.....
» 17/02/2016 5:32:59 PM Dear Mr Opinion, The following link may be of interest: http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.a.....
» 17/02/2016 4:39:08 PM cont'd ... I also like - John Hewson, Penny Wong, Julia Bishop, Anna Bligh, Amanda Vands.....
» 17/02/2016 3:56:43 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Like Art it's all very subjective. Inevitably like anyone else, we will.....
» 17/02/2016 3:22:42 PM Dear Mr Opinion, More than one. Google them. Quite a few come up, That is the outstand.....
» 17/02/2016 2:22:31 PM Dear Mr Opinion, There are many different politicians. There's all that stuff that's is t.....
» 17/02/2016 12:27:00 PM Dear Paul, It's still early days for Malcolm Turnbull. He can't rock the boat to much if .....
» 17/02/2016 12:05:44 PM Dear Rehctub, I read a recent article that asked the same question - what kind of PM will.....
» 16/02/2016 6:31:59 PM I've been watching Malcolm Turnbull on TV and can't help wondering will he last the full .....
» 16/02/2016 6:07:41 PM I'd like to Thanks You all for contributing to this discussion. For me it's now run its co.....
» 16/02/2016 12:26:58 PM Dear rehctub, Thank You for your kind words. But to my husband and I we're not into taki.....
» 16/02/2016 9:12:21 AM Dear rehctub, It is up to our government and current PM to decide what they will decide t.....
» 16/02/2016 8:10:47 AM Dear Banjo, Wrong again. It is not "my interpretation" that I've given you of.....
» 16/02/2016 8:04:02 AM Well done Mr Shorten and Mr Morrison. Tax breaks on investment properties and superannuat.....
» 15/02/2016 7:25:37 PM Dear rehctub, This isn't about winning. This is about expressing an opinion. In any case.....
» 15/02/2016 7:01:51 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I second your words. Poirot if you are reading this - come back. You are.....
» 15/02/2016 4:03:37 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Because of events that were set in motion in the moment of the cosmic ex.....
» 15/02/2016 2:43:11 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Poirot does make the occasional appearance on the forum, I don't think sh.....
» 15/02/2016 2:10:06 PM Dear Shadow Minster, Thank You for bringing up this topic for discussion. I also found it.....
» 15/02/2016 1:15:45 PM Dear Banjo, Peter Costello's eighteen years in parliament - in Opposition and in Governm.....
» 15/02/2016 12:18:33 PM I'll try again: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/09/23/explainer-what-sharia-law.....
» 15/02/2016 12:13:31 PM cont'd ... Please excuse the typo in my previous post. Here's the link again: http://www.....
» 15/02/2016 12:02:23 PM Here's one link that explains exactly what sharia law is: htto://www.sbs.com.au/news/arti.....
» 15/02/2016 9:41:49 AM The Peter Costello that I know - and I know him and his wife very well - has always been v.....
» 15/02/2016 8:22:45 AM Dear rehctub, I see that you're buying into all the media hype concerning the mychts rega.....
» 15/02/2016 7:57:54 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Peter Costello - gave a speech at the Sydney Institute in which he argued t.....
» 14/02/2016 7:21:41 PM Dear Banjo, I would like to quote in part - from Peter Costello's book- "The Costell.....
» 14/02/2016 7:09:03 AM Dear Shadow Minister and Rehctub, History will be the judge. We'll have to wait and see......
» 13/02/2016 5:35:48 PM Ahmad, Waleed Aly's older brother describes Waleed as : "He's become a very importan.....
» 13/02/2016 4:50:51 PM Dear Brock, Which "illegals" are you talking about? People without a visa who f.....
» 13/02/2016 3:26:43 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I'm still optimistic about Barnaby that he'll keep us as safe as he can.....
» 13/02/2016 9:28:23 AM Thank You David for reminding us of Darwin's Birthday. Many people do not accept the theo.....
» 13/02/2016 9:03:01 AM Thanks to everyone for your various views. I don't know that much about Barnaby Joyce exc.....
» 12/02/2016 2:24:36 PM Dear Suse, I have relatives who are stud farmers in the country. My eldest son has a bull.....
» 12/02/2016 1:43:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Great idea - anything to get him out of our Parliament. Suggest it .....
» 12/02/2016 1:38:55 PM OTB, We're so lucky to have such a sage as yourself shedding his fathomless light to di.....
» 12/02/2016 12:53:15 PM Dear Joe, Gays are first-class taxpayers but 2nd class citizens according to the Human Ri.....
» 12/02/2016 8:54:03 AM Barnaby Joyce has been elected the new Nationals leader after Warren Truss bows out. He wi.....
» 12/02/2016 8:00:44 AM Dear Joe, People want what they want - hetero or gay. Gays are simply asking for the same.....
» 12/02/2016 7:52:48 AM OTB, Thank you for your opinion. I can see that you also feel deeply about this issue. H.....
» 11/02/2016 5:31:01 PM Dear Joe, Some evidence please. From what I gather - unless you're married nobody gets .....
» 11/02/2016 5:25:28 PM OTB, I would like to respond to you in more depth. All you need to do is cut the abuse, u.....
» 11/02/2016 5:05:32 PM Dear rehctub, How do you know that they will be of little value to our society? We haven'.....
» 11/02/2016 12:11:53 PM Dear rehctub, Do you really believe that asylum seekers have children just so that they c.....
» 11/02/2016 10:16:51 AM Nobody wants to "trash" the Marriage Act. That has already been done by our form.....
» 11/02/2016 5:51:33 AM Dear Banjo, Thanks for explaining further about Mr Hawke and the protests. At least our.....
» 10/02/2016 2:17:02 PM Dear Joe, I'm the lucky one. I count my blessings every day......
» 10/02/2016 2:05:28 PM Dear Psychresearch, I seem to have a problem getting past question 4 on your survey. The .....
» 10/02/2016 1:37:38 PM Dear Joe, I fully understand how you feel. I suspect many heterosexual men may share your.....
» 10/02/2016 1:05:32 PM cont'd ... Here is a link for you that may help if you decide to start your own discussio.....
» 10/02/2016 12:43:55 PM OTB, You seem to be genuinely concerned about young women and females in general and thei.....
» 10/02/2016 12:08:54 PM Dear Is Mise, Apparently those 2,000 plus, protesters did have an effect. Our current Pri.....
» 10/02/2016 11:57:27 AM Dear Joe, Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse - not a gender and a gender. P.....
» 10/02/2016 10:48:22 AM Dear Joe, Define what you mean by "Progressive?" And in what way are heterosexu.....
» 10/02/2016 10:40:21 AM Dear Romingfree, Thank You for raising such important and relevant points. Their validity.....
» 10/02/2016 9:21:06 AM Dear Is Mise, Read the link I gave in my opening post. Thousands protested around the co.....
» 10/02/2016 9:00:22 AM Dear Joe, Gay unions and marriages have been around for centuries. Google the subject for.....
» 10/02/2016 8:46:52 AM Thank You for your opinions. I have to admit I'm torn on this issue. My first reaction w.....
» 9/02/2016 1:37:41 PM We're told that thousands protested in cities around the country calling on the Federal Go.....
» 9/02/2016 12:09:19 PM Dear Joe, Thank You for sharing your views with us in this discussion. People tend to se.....
» 8/02/2016 4:30:00 PM Dear Mr opinion. The art of reasoned, intelligent debate is a skill not easily acquired. .....
» 8/02/2016 12:50:32 PM OTB, I have no control over your interpretations concerning any of my postings - past and.....
» 7/02/2016 5:15:35 PM From this discussion we can see that marriage means different things to different people. .....
» 7/02/2016 12:59:21 PM Dear Yuyutsu, As one society after another has industrialised over the course of the past.....
» 7/02/2016 12:40:02 PM The following link may clarify things about Mr Bolt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_.....
» 7/02/2016 11:01:12 AM My apologies - I'm having computer problems. Please try Googling the link under the title.....
» 7/02/2016 10:57:26 AM The following link may help clarify things for you: http://independentaustralia.net/life/.....
» 7/02/2016 10:40:24 AM Dear Mr Opinion, Although the family and marriage institution arose from our characterist.....
» 7/02/2016 8:46:44 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Human sexual relations, unlike those of other animals, are not restricted .....
» 6/02/2016 6:46:17 PM Dear Hassie, We lived and worked in Los Angeles for close to ten years and I learned to d.....
» 6/02/2016 4:56:55 PM Dear Mr Opinion. Talking about PhDs. I like the following definitions: BS - Bull shyte......
» 6/02/2016 12:26:03 PM Dear Mr Opinion, You flatter me. However I do have a great deal of respect for engineers'.....
» 6/02/2016 10:26:54 AM Can someone explain why Assange has not been charged and why Sweden's Chief Prosecutor has.....
» 6/02/2016 10:01:15 AM cont'd ... Marriage and the family is one of the most basic and ancient of all institutio.....
» 6/02/2016 8:06:57 AM Dear Josephus, Every society has an incest taboo, a powerful moral prohibition against se.....
» 5/02/2016 4:26:49 PM Julian Assange did not lie to get the women into bed. They both initated the sex and have .....
» 5/02/2016 3:16:34 PM The facts have now emerged: Both women have finally now admitted that the sex was consens.....
» 5/02/2016 2:27:23 PM Dear Hassie, You would I'm sure if you were to find the right person. Unfortunately not.....
» 5/02/2016 1:04:06 PM I've written in the past on this forum what I think is relevant today about marriage: Eac.....
» 5/02/2016 9:07:10 AM Thanks to everyone who's spoken about their marriages and what it means to them. To me - .....
» 4/02/2016 4:14:16 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for sharing how important marriage is to you. I'm so happy fo.....
» 4/02/2016 3:29:02 PM Dear Mr Opinion, With all due respect - I'm interested in what marriage means to you not.....
» 4/02/2016 1:22:06 PM Dear Suse, Thank You for answering my question on how important marriage is to you. I un.....
» 4/02/2016 12:49:05 PM I fell in love with my husband. And, a miracle happened. he also fell in love with me. I .....
» 4/02/2016 10:01:39 AM I would like to bring up a discussion about marriage. What does marriage mean to you? Is.....
» 3/02/2016 12:37:29 PM That's because they can't decide between Feminists, Emily-Listers, Progressive Leftists, L.....
» 3/02/2016 10:30:36 AM Here is a link explaining who Roosh V., is: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-35474206.....
» 3/02/2016 10:16:17 AM Dear Is Mise, I watched Waleed Aly on "The Project," on Tuesday night telling u.....
» 3/02/2016 8:45:41 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for your kind words. And I also admire the strong stance of our Austra.....
» 2/02/2016 5:13:04 PM cont'd ... Attacking the person and not the argument is rarely productive. One merely end.....
» 2/02/2016 5:09:22 PM I'm simply pointing out to people that they should not criticise the flaws and mistakes in.....
» 2/02/2016 2:32:51 PM Dear Aidan, Of course - but we're talking about the meaning of the Union Jack specificall.....
» 2/02/2016 1:59:37 PM A bigger problem for our society are the Ad Hominem attacks on social media. These are a l.....
» 2/02/2016 12:20:20 PM Dear Is Mise, We've covered this topic earlier. Hawaiians look at things differently. R.....
» 2/02/2016 11:11:32 AM Dear Poirot, Welcome back. So good to have you posting once again. I've had a family fr.....
» 2/02/2016 10:58:16 AM It isn't a question of whether Australia needs a new flag. It is a inevitable. Simply a q.....
» 2/02/2016 10:54:35 AM I'd like to quote in part from the following link: "As the American comedian Jerry S.....
» 1/02/2016 4:54:06 PM Dear NathanJ., Yes I would pay. I would do it for my sister. Family members are suppose.....
» 1/02/2016 2:30:37 PM Dear Paul, I recall the ex-police officer who got kicked out of the police force for bein.....
» 1/02/2016 2:16:43 PM Dear Emperor Julian, Quite a few people recommend the Eureka Flag as our National Flag. S.....
» 1/02/2016 1:46:32 PM It is not only the men who put their lives at risk in the Army. It is the women as well. H.....
» 1/02/2016 1:35:10 PM Most people pick up the necessary skills on the job, not in the classroom and the characte.....
» 1/02/2016 12:43:26 PM Dear Mr Opinion, The consumers of education today are well aware that educational credent.....
» 1/02/2016 11:38:17 AM OTB, It's your posts own that are all about not letting others have a go. You deal in gen.....
» 1/02/2016 10:03:31 AM Dear Paul, Shadow Minister must ahve also forgotten the following politician's sex scanda.....
» 1/02/2016 9:41:11 AM cont'd ... Here's the link that lists the criteria for the selection panels in choosing t.....
» 1/02/2016 9:38:29 AM Here's a different version obtained from the web: Read it and make up your own minds: &qu.....
» 1/02/2016 7:52:35 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I thought that most politicians drank like fish and that quite a fe.....
» 31/01/2016 4:06:26 PM Dear Mr Opinion, I also have studied the subjects you mention towards my Bachelor of Arts.....
» 31/01/2016 3:14:39 PM OTB, The Labor Party is not our current government. They no longer control the running of.....
» 31/01/2016 2:56:45 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Predicting the future is risky at the best of times......
» 31/01/2016 2:07:41 PM Dear Mr Opinion, The people of this nation should vote on the design of the new flag. Th.....
» 31/01/2016 1:09:59 PM cont'd ... Our new national flag should be of a design that would represent all of us in .....
» 31/01/2016 12:57:54 PM It is a rather peculiar belief for some people that there are people in this country who a.....
» 31/01/2016 12:29:42 PM I don't envy the work that the police have to do. The decisions that they are forced to ma.....
» 31/01/2016 12:18:37 PM cont'd ... We do need a new flag. Get rid of the British symbolism. We don't need syb.....
» 31/01/2016 12:11:40 PM Dear Paul, Unfortunately many people remember what the Governor-General did to Gough Whit.....
» 31/01/2016 11:23:15 AM Dear Hassie, Gosh, you live and learn something every day on the forum. I grew up in the .....
» 31/01/2016 9:12:15 AM My apologies folks, I stuffed up with the link I gave in my previous post. I tried several.....
» 31/01/2016 8:57:49 AM I don't know how accurate this link still is: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-update.....
» 31/01/2016 8:30:09 AM Dear Hassie, You seem to infer that Bogans are the Best Australia has to offer? Really?.....
» 30/01/2016 5:57:58 PM Dear Paul, In my "salad days" (when I was fresh and green) I would have loved t.....
» 30/01/2016 5:29:53 PM I've looked stuff up on the web and learned that in the US the police force are allowed to.....
» 30/01/2016 5:15:11 PM Dear Is Mise, I think that in the US they have different policies to our police force. Ma.....
» 30/01/2016 5:06:09 PM OTB, Thanks for that - most people have no idea what happened during those times. I know .....
» 30/01/2016 2:58:41 PM The following link explains it rather well as to what it means to be Australian. This ha.....
» 30/01/2016 2:23:14 PM Dear O Sung Wu and Suse, We are investigating a nursing home for mum. Simply because she .....
» 30/01/2016 1:56:31 PM Dear Suse, Thanks. You're probably right about Molly. His sexual orientation didn't even .....
» 30/01/2016 1:43:58 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I doubt very much whether you're a bogan. A bogan we're told is someone .....
» 30/01/2016 9:58:53 AM Would any of you classify Molly Meldrum as a bogan? What about Paul Fenech?.....
» 30/01/2016 9:20:30 AM Dear Shadow Minister, There's a very interesting book written by David Nichols, "The.....
» 30/01/2016 7:49:31 AM Dear Suse, Thank You for your advice regarding my mum. We're taking her to the doctors o.....
» 29/01/2016 6:14:52 PM I've got an elderly mum suffering from dementia who's stopped eating. I don't know how muc.....
» 29/01/2016 6:00:42 PM Here's something to make you smile: http://www.standard.net.au/story/3347500/the-big-boga.....
» 29/01/2016 5:39:39 PM Dear Mr Opinion, That is impressive. :-).....
» 29/01/2016 5:15:23 PM Dear Jay, I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney - where Bogans were the norm. It was.....
» 29/01/2016 5:07:21 PM Dear Suse, I'm sure that your mum will surprise you. Besides I'm sure that Cate will impr.....
» 29/01/2016 10:48:10 AM Dear Paul, here's a link about the achievements of Gough Whitlam. Strange they talk abou.....
» 29/01/2016 10:40:43 AM It will be interesting to see what sort of designs people come up with for a new flag - wh.....
» 29/01/2016 10:30:37 AM I came across this subject on the web and thought it might be fun to discuss - and a bit o.....
» 29/01/2016 10:07:40 AM Dear Suse, Thanks for that. I'm looking forward to hearing from you about the film. I im.....
» 29/01/2016 8:19:07 AM OTB, I don't hate white men. I married one. What I don't find attractive is men of any .....
» 28/01/2016 6:57:11 PM Here's the link that explains why "Selma" did not win for best picture: http://.....
» 28/01/2016 6:47:59 PM Dear Is Mise, Check out the link I gave on page 8. It explains the difference between wha.....
» 28/01/2016 5:49:44 PM OTB, I'm worried about you. You seem obsessed with Revolutions. And all things Socialist.....
» 28/01/2016 5:25:52 PM OTB, You call me an "echo chamber?" Thank You. That's a compliment and I don't.....
» 28/01/2016 3:01:05 PM Of course the ALP has a future. It's the oldest political party in this country. Most Au.....
» 28/01/2016 2:43:41 PM Many people seem to agree on a new flag. And the removal of the British symbolism. The thr.....
» 28/01/2016 2:33:13 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Why select China? Australia is no more Chinese than it is Indian. Or an.....
» 28/01/2016 2:13:30 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course if people don't go and see a certain film it does carry w.....
» 28/01/2016 1:05:58 PM oops my apologies for the typo in my previous post: http://www.to-hawaii.com/hawaiian-fla.....
» 28/01/2016 12:58:45 PM Dear Is Mise, You need to research the history of the Hawaiian flag and what it means to .....
» 28/01/2016 10:16:24 AM Dear Aidan, I'll have to do some more research on the subject. I'm going on what friends .....
» 28/01/2016 9:59:24 AM Dear Josephus, The Australian people should choose the design of their new flag. At prese.....
» 28/01/2016 9:00:50 AM Dear Shadow Minister, With all due respect could you provide us with some evidence about .....
» 28/01/2016 8:51:14 AM What's wrong with retaining the Southern Cross part of our flag and simply removing the Br.....
» 28/01/2016 7:56:11 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Many blacks would probably disagree. Still, as I stated earlier - i.....
» 27/01/2016 6:40:49 PM Our Prime Minister feels that there should not be a push for a Republic at the moment. Hen.....
» 27/01/2016 5:47:56 PM I remember reading some time ago about a Wiradjuri woman from Cowra in central-western NSW.....
» 27/01/2016 5:05:06 PM Here's a link that may be of interest. It deals with "diversity in Hollywood>&quo.....
» 27/01/2016 5:01:47 PM Dear Cossomby, Thank You for sharing with us. What a tragic experience. And part of life.....
» 27/01/2016 3:14:35 PM AusFlag's websites has some very good arguments for "Does Australia Need A New Flag?&.....
» 27/01/2016 12:26:57 PM Dear Shadow Minster, Each to their own. If we all saw the world in exactly the same way.....
» 27/01/2016 12:21:06 PM The topic under discussion is the Oscars not any other awards. The complaints being made w.....
» 27/01/2016 11:04:54 AM OTB, This is a discussion dealing with the topic - "oscarsowhite," which Graham.....
» 27/01/2016 10:58:28 AM OTB, You're reading far too much into things. After all you don't know me. Have a nice da.....
» 27/01/2016 10:46:45 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I also am more of a traditionalist. The only thing I would like cha.....
» 27/01/2016 10:18:49 AM OTB, You're reading far too much into things. Have a nice day......
» 27/01/2016 9:50:05 AM As some one stated - the only constant in life is change. Many fear it yet it often turns .....
» 27/01/2016 9:21:45 AM Who is James Dornan? He's not an actor that I've heard of......
» 27/01/2016 8:49:25 AM OTB, Regarding Utube and Wikipedia - as I stated earlier it's all on the web. Google the .....
» 27/01/2016 8:40:33 AM Thanks to everyone for their opinions. There obviously are pros and cons concerning repla.....
» 26/01/2016 7:31:17 PM Dear Aidan, Google images for new Australian flag. There's quite interesting designs usin.....
» 26/01/2016 7:00:38 PM Dear Is Mise, How is stopping Muslim immigration a case of self-preservation? Not all Mu.....
» 26/01/2016 6:55:11 PM Dear David F., I respect your point of view. However the article resonated with me......
» 26/01/2016 6:34:53 PM Dear Is Mise, So you want St. Patrick's Cross deleted but you're ok with the rest of the .....
» 26/01/2016 6:17:35 PM I've just come across the following link that gives one food for thought: http://ourident.....
» 26/01/2016 5:33:10 PM Dear Suse, You're probably right perhaps Trump may be a bridge too far. I'm trying to re.....
» 26/01/2016 5:17:46 PM For those interested may I suggest that you Google a list of black actors who have won the.....
» 26/01/2016 4:46:23 PM For me this discussion has now run its course. Thanks to everyone who contributed to it. I.....
» 26/01/2016 4:43:30 PM Anything is possible in the United States. I ruled out Ronald Regan. George W. Bush. The t.....
» 26/01/2016 2:53:12 PM Being Australia Day today - it's a day of mixed emotions as we look at the past and look t.....
» 26/01/2016 12:02:24 PM Dear David F., I don't think that we need Governor-Generals. They're a left-over from the.....
» 26/01/2016 11:26:05 AM We're told on the web that college kids get their political ideas from Wikipedia and Utube.....
» 26/01/2016 10:54:46 AM Dear ttbn, Coming from someone like you and insult is a compliment. It means that I'm get.....
» 26/01/2016 10:52:00 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Perhaps the Coalition at that time deserved what it got. Hence the .....
» 26/01/2016 10:36:58 AM Dear David F., I think that having a Head of State who's not aligned or attached to any p.....
» 26/01/2016 10:16:38 AM At the rate Australia is chopping down our forests there will be no forests left. Just loo.....
» 26/01/2016 9:45:35 AM Dear David F., I agree with Bill Shorten when he writes that our Constitution came into b.....
» 26/01/2016 8:57:36 AM The Greens and "Stalinism?" Really? What a quaint mindset. Next we'll be hear.....
» 25/01/2016 6:40:40 PM Dear runner, The most radical aspect of Christ's teaching goes beyond even the commandmen.....
» 25/01/2016 6:12:34 PM Wishing you all a very happy Australia Day tomorrow. May we re-commit to make our future b.....
» 25/01/2016 6:06:19 PM A hobbit can't get an Oscar. It's a fictional character. Oscars are given to real people a.....
» 25/01/2016 5:40:00 PM Dear runner, Don't forget What's going on in Africa - nothing to be proud of, and child s.....
» 25/01/2016 4:25:15 PM In order to be able to look to the future we need to face our past. Black armband history .....
» 25/01/2016 2:44:06 PM Dear ttbn, and runner, Gotcha! I'll take those comments as a compliment......
» 25/01/2016 2:38:55 PM Dear Suse, The website "Creative Spirits" explains that Aboriginal and Torres S.....
» 25/01/2016 1:56:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I feel that Barrie Cassidy like Laurie Oakes is a highly respected .....
» 25/01/2016 1:28:53 PM Dear runner, I have raised the issue of domestic violence, in the past and of course one .....
» 25/01/2016 1:24:36 PM Dear runner, And yet Europeans are still taking people in. That speaks volumes about thei.....
» 25/01/2016 12:00:25 PM Dear runner, Perhaps you need to take a closer look at the causes of people's behaviour. .....
» 25/01/2016 11:53:17 AM ttbn, A couple of corrections. I'm not a Marxist. I have voted Liberal many times in m.....
» 25/01/2016 11:29:28 AM Dear John, Would the police be chasing the criminals as much if the victims were Aborigin.....
» 25/01/2016 10:58:52 AM Lets look at the facts before calling posters you don't know names - simply because their .....
» 25/01/2016 10:10:30 AM Sure enough it always ends up with OTB, it's the "Women, women, women, women!".....
» 25/01/2016 10:02:13 AM This appears to be a somewhat complex issue. Who really knows what motivates the Academy .....
» 25/01/2016 9:15:55 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Tony Abbott is his own worst enemy. He has not learned a thing fro.....
» 25/01/2016 8:58:00 AM Dear Suse, I think that I'd agree with you. Though our former Prime Minister insisted f.....
» 24/01/2016 8:20:36 PM Dear Graham, Unfortunately the film "Selma" was snubbed at last year's Oscars. .....
» 24/01/2016 7:19:48 PM Dear Graham, Yes, I'd be delighted to nominate a movie. One that deserved a nomination la.....
» 24/01/2016 6:42:39 PM My apologies for the typo in my previous post. I shall try again: http://www.abc.net.au/n.....
» 24/01/2016 6:26:54 PM Dear SM, There have been 8 UN Secretary-Generals. None have been women and none from East.....
» 24/01/2016 6:16:11 PM Dear SM, Tony Abbott certainly did not last very long and he did get ousted out by his ow.....
» 24/01/2016 6:05:30 PM No party today holds a mortgage on a particular class of worker any more. Our jobs no lon.....
» 24/01/2016 5:54:35 PM Hi Graham, In an ideal world actors should be judged on their performance alone. However .....
» 24/01/2016 12:40:56 PM Dear SM, Thank You for your opinion. However, the decision will be made by the Prime Min.....
» 24/01/2016 12:34:48 PM Dear 579, Thank You for putting things into their proper perspective......
» 24/01/2016 12:32:15 PM OTB, Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet and dramatist once stated: "A man must .....
» 24/01/2016 11:16:51 AM What do you think the Australian voter is looking for in the next election? My personal o.....
» 24/01/2016 10:38:49 AM I used to support the Liberal Party 100 per cent. However since I've grown older my prefer.....
» 24/01/2016 10:24:53 AM I can't understand why the great objection to the United Nations. After all the United Nat.....
» 24/01/2016 9:37:52 AM cont'd ... Just like Mr Abbott thinks - "Climate change is crap." "Scien.....
» 24/01/2016 9:32:53 AM otb, It's all a matter of how one views things. You'd most probably view things in the f.....
» 24/01/2016 9:21:27 AM cont'd ... Now back to Mr Rudd. He's had a diplomatic career as well as being active on .....
» 24/01/2016 9:11:09 AM Dear Hassie, Mr Abbott stuffed us around. Broke his promises, kept things secret. Did his.....
» 24/01/2016 8:39:10 AM oops - I'll try again: http://www.aec.gov.au/indigenous/files/history_indigenous_vote.pdf.....
» 24/01/2016 8:36:47 AM The following link explains a great deal. It's from the Australian Electoral Commission: .....
» 24/01/2016 8:22:06 AM Dear Suse, I have always been slender. It's in my genes. I have always been independent a.....
» 23/01/2016 8:10:17 PM Dear Hassie, There's a few that come to mind: 1) Kurt Waldheim (Austria) 2) Dag Hammarsk.....
» 23/01/2016 7:15:58 PM Dear Hassie, The job may attract incompetent people, but it's the competent ones that get.....
» 23/01/2016 6:37:03 PM Myth and legend, folk and fairy tales are eloquent and arresting stories and prototypes fo.....
» 23/01/2016 6:20:37 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Peter Costello tells us in his memoirs that when Tony Abbott was el.....
» 23/01/2016 6:10:45 PM I don't believe that we should kick anybody's bones around a paddock as we approach Austra.....
» 23/01/2016 5:51:25 PM It will be up to the Party to decide whether Ms Bishop will be chosen for pre-selection in.....
» 23/01/2016 5:42:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Whether our current Prime Minister appoints this former PM as UN Se.....
» 23/01/2016 10:28:14 AM Dear SOG, And I wouldn't blame you. I'd do the same if I was in her electorate......
» 23/01/2016 10:25:04 AM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for sharing this with us. It just goes to show that we humans ar.....
» 23/01/2016 10:10:45 AM Oral traditions of myths and legends have existed in all cultures since time began. Some w.....
» 23/01/2016 9:59:11 AM Of Course we need to link many comments - both oral and written to address current nationa.....
» 23/01/2016 8:55:58 AM There will be interesting times ahead that's certain. Not only seeing what the new Prime M.....
» 22/01/2016 6:55:08 PM Just maybe Malcolm Turnbull will bring the Libs back to their former glory. They've had a.....
» 22/01/2016 6:09:35 PM Dear Joe, It certainly does make sense. Each country has their own myths and legends and.....
» 22/01/2016 5:42:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Unfortunately Tony Abbott also thinks its all a game. However it se.....
» 22/01/2016 5:28:53 PM Dear Is Mise, Thanks for that. Here's one for you: http://www.scottish-history.com/kilt.....
» 22/01/2016 3:57:20 PM Dear Is Mise, I looked up Scottish kilts on the web. This is what I found: "When it.....
» 22/01/2016 3:49:49 PM Dear Joe, You won't lose me as a friend. But it's best we leave it at that. You believe .....
» 22/01/2016 3:30:42 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Could be that to me it's not a game. I take it seriously. I got it.....
» 22/01/2016 3:19:43 PM Dear Joe, There's enough primary sources available - so that we can verify what's true an.....
» 22/01/2016 3:14:25 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I admire your courage in flying. I'd be terified. Still taking these so.....
» 22/01/2016 1:03:41 PM I think it depends how her party members feel about her. From what I gather she's currentl.....
» 22/01/2016 11:26:43 AM Dear Joe, Of course we have to re-assess but at the same time we should not deride the ev.....
» 22/01/2016 10:14:08 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You might possibly be right. Ms Bishop has been a faithful warrior .....
» 22/01/2016 10:00:33 AM Dear Shadow Minister. You would say that Sir. And Mr Abbott is still our Prime Minister .....
» 22/01/2016 9:47:52 AM It is now possible to explore the past by means of a large number of books, articles, fil.....
» 22/01/2016 6:54:38 AM I was under the assumption that all political parties valued donations. The Liberals track.....
» 22/01/2016 6:37:07 AM otb, Isn't it interesting that for somebody who's supposedly for "free speech" .....
» 22/01/2016 6:31:45 AM Dear O Sung Wu, I must have been simply tired yesterday. I'm not upset at you at all and.....
» 22/01/2016 6:25:23 AM Suse and otb, I don't know that much about Dick Smith but as I said earlier - his backgro.....
» 21/01/2016 5:45:17 PM I've just looked up Dick Smith's biography on the web. It is impressive. The man has ach.....
» 21/01/2016 5:22:45 PM Dear Banjo, I'm so sorry that you feel that way. It is a dismal picture and I certainly .....
» 21/01/2016 5:03:57 PM I agree that adult Sikhs are peace-loving and not a problem. My objection is for school ch.....
» 21/01/2016 4:02:09 PM I suppose what needs to be asked is whether the Liberal Party should support Bronwyn Bisho.....
» 21/01/2016 3:13:25 PM Dear Bazz, Nobody should be denied any achievements to which they have contributed - that.....
» 21/01/2016 3:04:56 PM Dick Smith as we know is a well known businessman and philanthropist. Apparently he's inte.....
» 21/01/2016 12:09:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, He does not have the numbers (yet) to have much of an impact in the.....
» 21/01/2016 10:36:39 AM How many of us recall teachers who made an impact on us? I remember quite a few - the one .....
» 21/01/2016 10:23:27 AM Dear Paul, I have to admit that I did admire Tony Abbott for standing up to Murdoch for h.....
» 21/01/2016 9:49:46 AM Dear Paul, I've also met some previous Prime Ministers. Gough Whitlam was impressive - a .....
» 21/01/2016 9:23:13 AM Dear Is Mise, Kirpans can be pointed, curved, blunt or sharp. They can be from 3 inches t.....
» 21/01/2016 9:04:00 AM Dear SM, No I don't think that James Massola and Judith Ireland are idiots. They're merel.....
» 21/01/2016 7:59:42 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Commentators like Andrew Bolt and shock jocks like Alan Jones - yes.....
» 21/01/2016 7:50:05 AM otb, Now really? You've had your head stuck in the toilet again have you? Sad really!.....
» 21/01/2016 7:48:43 AM Good Morning Folks, Australia Day is a time of celebration. It's a day that belongs to a.....
» 20/01/2016 7:18:36 PM Jacqueline Maley writes in the Sydney Morning Herald: "...On Australia Day we should.....
» 20/01/2016 6:50:23 PM The next election may prove to be quite interesting. According to Fairfax Media - Dick Sm.....
» 20/01/2016 6:35:14 PM Dear SM, Keep your hair on. Of course Mr Abbott still exercises influence on his hardcore.....
» 20/01/2016 3:45:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You are the one deluding yourself. The extreme conservatives did no.....
» 20/01/2016 2:16:34 PM Being Australian - what does it mean? We've come from a range of different origins so it c.....
» 20/01/2016 1:57:34 PM Dear Toni, A truly brillian idea - if the kirpan was sealed or secured so that it could n.....
» 20/01/2016 1:37:42 PM Dear Joe, You're wise to stay out of the way of kirpans, crosses, boomerangs, spears, and.....
» 20/01/2016 1:18:27 PM Dear Joe, The kirpan is a religious symbol similar to the cross in Christianity. You can .....
» 20/01/2016 12:59:19 PM Dear Joe, You'd know more about what Indigenous people feel about Australia Day then I wo.....
» 20/01/2016 12:46:24 PM Dear Joe, The biggest danger does not come from adults, but is in school where other chil.....
» 20/01/2016 12:30:16 PM otb, Are you incapable of having a normal well-reasoned discussion without stooping to pe.....
» 20/01/2016 11:20:13 AM otb, Kindly look up - "Don't take kirpans to school." And "Sikh Council of.....
» 20/01/2016 10:28:08 AM otb, Actually, kirpans come in various sizes and some of them are quite sharp. The Sikh A.....
» 20/01/2016 10:19:18 AM We're told that some Indigenous people look upon Australia Day as "Occupation Day.&qu.....
» 20/01/2016 9:42:46 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Nobody is taking Mr Abbott seriously. He's in the same catgory as D.....
» 20/01/2016 9:21:02 AM The topic of kirpans was brought up recently in a discussion. Saying that in NSW Sikhs wer.....
» 20/01/2016 8:37:20 AM The Sydney Morning Herald states that Gillian Triggs hit a raw nerve with her children in.....
» 20/01/2016 7:12:38 AM I grew up with David Bowie and loved him as an artist. I was sad to hear of his passing an.....
» 20/01/2016 6:59:18 AM Dear Paul, You're right. There are quite a few famous people who've acted not so admirab.....
» 20/01/2016 6:48:18 AM Simply not true! The Human Rights Commissioner's Report covered children in detention und.....
» 19/01/2016 7:13:51 PM I was listening to some American journalists talking about the Presidential candidates. An.....
» 19/01/2016 7:06:59 PM Dear Jay, I know whst you mean about age. I never felt old prior to my accident - and su.....
» 19/01/2016 6:45:49 PM Dear Joe, Even if there was just one child in detention that would be one child too many......
» 19/01/2016 6:29:15 PM I'm reading about some incredible role models here and I'm so glad that we're having this .....
» 19/01/2016 8:07:34 AM When I recall the Scottish Headmistress of my all girls' high school - she still has that .....
» 18/01/2016 8:14:54 PM We're told by the Immigration Department and other sources that 1 in 10 illegals are from .....
» 18/01/2016 6:44:39 PM A Noble Peace Prize winner whose aim was to solve world hunger - especially for Asia and A.....
» 18/01/2016 2:15:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The Green's leader can certainly give Mr Abbott's qualifications a .....
» 18/01/2016 1:53:33 PM Do they really? Are you sure about that?.....
» 18/01/2016 1:50:28 PM There's also other great journalists like - Barrie Cassidy, Laurie Oakes, Laura Tingle, to.....
» 18/01/2016 1:44:06 PM Julie Bishop - classy and fabulous! Then we have "Braveheart" - author - Antony.....
» 18/01/2016 1:25:38 PM According to the Adelaide Advertiser, The Age, The Herald Sun, the Sydney Morning Herald, .....
» 18/01/2016 11:08:53 AM There are enough illegal immigrants living in Australia to fill a large regional city and .....
» 18/01/2016 10:38:05 AM Dear Banjo, Actually the question is very relevant. We do have a large problem in this c.....
» 18/01/2016 9:46:22 AM I also like Stephen Fry and Penny Wong. Politicians are a difficult choice of course. I .....
» 18/01/2016 9:36:18 AM Our governments have signed agreements to help these people so they are obligated to do so.....
» 17/01/2016 8:18:56 PM Whatever our beliefs may be, we usually learn them from other people through civilisation .....
» 17/01/2016 7:35:20 PM In my opinion - all children should be entitled to a public education if they are living i.....
» 17/01/2016 6:53:21 PM I have to admit that I surprised myself. It's Julie Bishop. To me she has style, and I .....
» 17/01/2016 6:24:37 PM Dear Phillip, Sorry to be a stick in the mud - but I did genuinely think that even though.....
» 17/01/2016 5:07:55 PM We might also ask - where to next for Mr Abbott? In all fairness whatever path Mr Abbott .....
» 17/01/2016 4:37:47 PM Dear phanto, That would certainly take care of the problem you sweet man. Then I wouldn'.....
» 17/01/2016 4:00:59 PM Dear phanto, Well that's precisely why I've now decided to stay - old chap. Who would ta.....
» 17/01/2016 3:22:35 PM cont'd ... It's done by the Australian Institute of Criminology and is worth a read......
» 17/01/2016 3:21:16 PM Dear Bazz, The following link may help: http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/publications.....
» 17/01/2016 2:30:45 PM Dear runner, Mr Abbott's Indigenous advisers were the ones who told him that his "Li.....
» 17/01/2016 2:22:45 PM Dear Phanto, You are the one mentioning things like - us being nasty, now stupid, arrogan.....
» 17/01/2016 2:03:26 PM Dear Bazz, Contact the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Figures are available......
» 17/01/2016 12:11:40 PM Dear Suse, See you on another discussion. This one has now run its course for me......
» 17/01/2016 11:53:55 AM Dear Jay, Sweeping statements like yours do not add credibility to your posts and should .....
» 17/01/2016 10:34:47 AM Dear phanto, I have tried to explain my point of view to you. I have nothing further to a.....
» 17/01/2016 10:23:23 AM Gentlemen, I understand your concerns regarding Middle Eastern Refugee Migration. Hypoth.....
» 17/01/2016 8:53:48 AM A woman should be allowed to perform her job without having to encounter unwanted sexual a.....
» 17/01/2016 8:35:10 AM Dear phanto, Sexism is inappropriate behaviour. And Chris Gayle was fined because of hi.....
» 16/01/2016 6:40:47 PM Dear Phillip S., Thank You for the extra information. I only had a limited amount of data.....
» 16/01/2016 5:59:09 PM This is not the first time Chris Gayle has put female TV presenters in terribly difficult .....
» 16/01/2016 5:51:40 PM Dear runner, Are you talking about the same Mr Abbott who stated that living in the outba.....
» 16/01/2016 3:59:32 PM Human beings are the most extraordinary creatures and a big part of me still wants to reac.....
» 16/01/2016 12:54:50 PM Dear Hasbeen, So you think Mr Turnbull is a piece of trash because he may support same-se.....
» 16/01/2016 12:35:55 PM cont'd ... Cologne's police chief, Wolfgang Albers has said, "So far we have no know.....
» 16/01/2016 12:11:40 PM Dear SOG, Nobody deserves to be raped, attacked, killed, or abused. However, that doesn't.....
» 16/01/2016 12:00:59 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for your comments. There are many cases where things could have been h.....
» 15/01/2016 7:30:11 PM otb, You're losing your grip. Come one - you left out Fabians, Progressives, Greens, Labo.....
» 15/01/2016 10:38:16 AM What about domestic violence in this country? Is that not a serious problem for all of us?.....
» 15/01/2016 10:04:27 AM The following link is worth a read for those that are interested in the type of informatio.....
» 15/01/2016 9:06:06 AM Here's a bit of fantasy that I got inspired by Tony Lavin's piece of fiction: "Hail .....
» 15/01/2016 8:45:52 AM Hail to the Abbotites. The followers of the one true Abbot. His negative doctrine and His .....
» 15/01/2016 4:18:01 AM otb, The Liberal Party was the one who decided Mr Abbott's fate. It had nothing to do wit.....
» 14/01/2016 5:22:07 PM cont'd ... At least Mr Abbott was removed before he did any serious damage to our nation......
» 14/01/2016 5:14:01 PM I suppose that we could find fault with each and every politician if we looked closely eno.....
» 14/01/2016 4:41:22 PM Dear phanto, I can't argue with your logic. It is indefencable......
» 14/01/2016 2:28:57 PM Dear Shadow Minister, What exactly did Mr Abbott achieve that made this nation any better.....
» 14/01/2016 2:03:52 PM Dear Hasbeen, I guess we'll have to disagree once again. Julie Bishop to me is a very go.....
» 14/01/2016 1:59:21 PM Dear phanto, Nothing more needs to be said Sr......
» 14/01/2016 12:30:58 PM Dear phanto, That is most kind and generous of you......
» 14/01/2016 12:18:22 PM Dear Hasbeen, We'll all have a chance to vote in this upcoming election with issues that .....
» 14/01/2016 11:47:31 AM Dear phanto, I'm not trying to be nasty. I'm merely disagreeing with your opinion. And t.....
» 14/01/2016 10:33:16 AM Dear Shadow Minister, It seems to me that you're not doing a bad job yourself with our fo.....
» 14/01/2016 10:25:33 AM Dear phanto, I don't take you seriously at all. And you should not have any fear of perfe.....
» 14/01/2016 8:59:40 AM Dear rehctub, You're absolutely right - innovation is a word that most people don't want .....
» 14/01/2016 6:38:18 AM Dear Phanto, I'm too busy being fabulous to take you seriously......
» 13/01/2016 4:04:24 PM Dear Phanto, Just trying to inform, amend and enrich your life old chap but you are wasti.....
» 13/01/2016 11:51:48 AM What about Scientology? They have temples in Australian major cities. How peaceful are t.....
» 13/01/2016 11:44:10 AM Seventh-Day Adventists build temples with Community Centres, and Schools, and residences, .....
» 13/01/2016 9:38:41 AM Does anyone really believe that all this isn't a storm in a teacup? Look at the facts. A.....
» 13/01/2016 9:29:56 AM Dear Paul, I don't believe that a woman has much of a chance in being elected as PM in th.....
» 12/01/2016 5:54:01 PM Dear Paul, I really can't see any other alternative to Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister.....
» 12/01/2016 5:28:08 PM Dear Banjo, Start your own discussion on "Racism in Australia." You would find .....
» 12/01/2016 8:15:37 AM Dear snake and otb, Thank You both for your advice. I'll do as you suggest. My husband a.....
» 12/01/2016 6:32:28 AM Dear Banjo, I've told you many times in the past that the facts are part of this country'.....
» 11/01/2016 6:25:07 PM They do not have to honour "aging in place." That is, they do not have to provid.....
» 11/01/2016 5:57:33 PM Dear phanto, I feel this is all a storm in a teacup. The people involved have moved on. .....
» 11/01/2016 5:28:16 PM Dear runner, My husband and I get along beautifully. So I have every confidence in our na.....
» 11/01/2016 5:19:14 PM Now to change the subject just a little bit. I've been asking myself all afternoon - &quo.....
» 11/01/2016 5:11:15 PM Dear Is Mise, Bless You, what a positive attitude you have. It's people like you that in.....
» 11/01/2016 5:07:36 PM Dear runner, I can only speak on my experiences regarding the modern mosque in out city......
» 11/01/2016 4:56:04 PM Dear Banjo, National unity will never be achieved until we recognise that racism remains .....
» 11/01/2016 2:57:06 PM We're told that one in five people living in Australia have experienced racist abuse duri.....
» 11/01/2016 2:27:24 PM Dear Banjo, They're not "Foxy's facts" but part of our history much as you like.....
» 11/01/2016 10:29:18 AM Dear Is Mise, Build it and they will come......
» 11/01/2016 10:22:38 AM Dear rehctub, The first step to achieving anything is positive thought. And Malcolm Turnb.....
» 11/01/2016 10:13:34 AM Dear Mr Opinion, I think that I've done very well in the gene pool so far. My accident co.....
» 11/01/2016 10:04:02 AM It won't be curtains for the Coalition under Malcolm Turnbull. The man is not going to be .....
» 11/01/2016 9:37:17 AM If you're old enough to vote, you're old enough to have a say on the issue of same-sex mar.....
» 11/01/2016 9:07:59 AM otb, Nothing is more distressing than talking to people who don't respond the way you wan.....
» 11/01/2016 8:56:09 AM What does Mel McLaughlin do in other situations? I imagine she does what she did in this .....
» 11/01/2016 8:43:02 AM Dear Hasbeen, It was Mr Abbott who wanted to give away our ship-building to Japan. Mr Tur.....
» 11/01/2016 8:29:09 AM Dear Mr Opinion, Nursing Home? No. I've been in hospitals for over 13 weeks and as a res.....
» 11/01/2016 7:58:45 AM Dear Hasbeen, I'm so sorry to learn about your knees and trust that you'll get some good .....
» 10/01/2016 6:42:46 PM Here's a link by Annabel Crabb confirming Mr Abbott's background: http://www.abc.net.au/n.....
» 10/01/2016 5:13:33 PM Dear Hasbeen, Mr Abbott on being ousted out did say that there would be no snipping or an.....
» 10/01/2016 4:57:57 PM Dear Mr Opinion, For your information Mr Abbott told a 450-strong breakfast crowd at the .....
» 10/01/2016 9:42:34 AM It is unfortunate that a man who has been given the opportunity to serve his country has m.....
» 10/01/2016 9:15:59 AM I would like to see a more in-depth analysis of why Abbott los the support of his party. S.....
» 10/01/2016 8:57:45 AM cont'd, A few of my church group read your post and they all were just as surprised as me.....
» 10/01/2016 8:54:23 AM Dear Mr Opinion, Really? Are you now denying it?.....
» 10/01/2016 8:50:16 AM I'm sure that if the US survived George W. Bush, they'll survive Donald Trump. Although re.....
» 10/01/2016 8:43:43 AM otb, I'm sorry I didn't understand any of your previous post. Could you explain it in pla.....
» 10/01/2016 8:42:04 AM Dear Mr Opinion, I did not know that Abbott was a drunk. You two must spend a lot of tim.....
» 10/01/2016 7:24:43 AM Dear Suse, I'm glad that you agree that the puzzle of Mr Abbott's consistent unpopularity.....
» 9/01/2016 6:23:00 PM News reports tell us that a bank is offering its customers no-deposit home loans so they c.....
» 9/01/2016 4:49:06 PM I thought it may be interesting to bring this up for a discussion now that enough time has.....
» 8/01/2016 8:04:00 PM Experts tell us that it's not really about the science of the safety and imports of growin.....
» 8/01/2016 7:41:22 PM It seems that it's Australia's lifestyle and potential profits are the main reasons why Ch.....
» 8/01/2016 7:18:45 PM Whatever our private opinions it really should be left to the people of this country to de.....
» 8/01/2016 7:14:19 PM At present I really can't see any other alternative to our current Prime Minster. The Oppo.....
» 8/01/2016 5:24:30 PM I forgot to add that I would make the suggestion to anyone wanting to leave their homes to.....
» 8/01/2016 4:44:52 PM I am a firm believer in no inheritance taxes whatsoever. People have already paid taxes wh.....
» 8/01/2016 4:02:51 PM I wonder how many of us really know how much foreign investment there is in residential re.....
» 8/01/2016 4:02:25 PM We're told that Chinese investors are the biggest buyers of Australian property up in Bris.....
» 8/01/2016 3:04:30 PM Dear Josephus, I can't really comment on how others choose to practice their religion - b.....
» 8/01/2016 9:25:25 AM Interesting article from the Australian Financial Review: http://www.afr.com/real-estate/.....
» 8/01/2016 9:22:31 AM Dear Josephus, It's not the religion that's a problem. The problem is Islamic fundamental.....
» 7/01/2016 5:50:12 PM May be the new government will put pressure on the Royal Commission - especially since thi.....
» 7/01/2016 5:44:53 PM Thanks for your responses. It just showed me how little I know on the subject. It does ge.....
» 7/01/2016 1:20:20 PM otb, I don't think that we can blame only one side of government. Our ex-Prime Ministers .....
» 7/01/2016 11:03:51 AM Dear Bazz, I find it very disturbing indeed that Chinese investors are allowed so much le.....
» 7/01/2016 11:00:03 AM Dear rehctub, It's not a question of what I believe. The information is taken from offici.....
» 7/01/2016 4:05:52 AM I thought it may be interesting to bring up another topic for discussion I recently atten.....
» 6/01/2016 8:09:40 PM Dear Josephus, Thank you so much for the link on Sunnis and Shias and their differences. .....
» 6/01/2016 7:45:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Great post! Excellent suggestions. Dear Jay, I hope that you're .....
» 6/01/2016 7:37:39 PM Dear runner, I'm not going to argue with your "logic." Regarding my, Suse's, a.....
» 6/01/2016 6:47:36 PM Dear runner, You know that's not what I'm saying at all. I'm trying to be serious about .....
» 6/01/2016 5:04:40 PM Dear Josephus, How many Arab Sunnis do you know and what they are planning to do in this .....
» 6/01/2016 1:22:18 PM Dear Joe, People will always flee danger and oppressive regimes. After all my own family .....
» 6/01/2016 12:27:55 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I agree with Williamson. Only the most bitter and cynical among us.....
» 6/01/2016 11:31:19 AM Dear Josephus, 1) Those fighting overseas will not be able to return home. 2) It's the e.....
» 6/01/2016 10:34:17 AM Dear Toni, I'm in. I'd like Team Top Hat......
» 6/01/2016 10:18:21 AM Dear runner, Perhaps the ones with university degrees can see the bigger picture. (They c.....
» 6/01/2016 9:28:16 AM Dear rechtub, Those who murder and kill people - of whatever ethnic background should pay.....
» 6/01/2016 6:11:58 AM Dear rehctub, You say that the country has gone to the "shytter" and that the l.....
» 6/01/2016 5:57:52 AM Dear rehctub, What planet do I come from? I would have thought that was rather obvious. .....
» 5/01/2016 4:37:46 PM Dear Is Mise, The Lindt Café shooting in Sydney - experts have stated was as a result of .....
» 5/01/2016 2:55:57 PM Dear rehctub, I am truly amazed at your baseless arguments against recent migrants. The .....
» 5/01/2016 2:38:26 PM I forgot to add - as Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Australia - surely that w.....
» 5/01/2016 2:32:31 PM Dear rehctub, Please tell us what terrorist attacks you're referring to here in Australia.....
» 5/01/2016 11:19:51 AM otb, The following link may clarify things for you: http://newhollandpublishers.com/us/1.....
» 5/01/2016 10:56:07 AM Dear Suse, Excellent post! Dear Joe, Suse has explained my position on this topic as we.....
» 5/01/2016 10:38:28 AM Dear Joe, Of course I agree with you concerning the treatment of women and women's rights.....
» 5/01/2016 5:41:42 AM Dear Suse, Of course it takes two to tango as they say. It may end up being just a case .....
» 5/01/2016 5:18:05 AM otb, Of course I am aware of the views of Tim Priest and am familiar with the link you've.....
» 4/01/2016 9:24:12 PM The Hindu religion is a peaceful religion and as it is the fastest growing religion in Aus.....
» 4/01/2016 6:28:57 PM Dear Is Mise, Many states in the USA permit child marriages according to Wikipedia: http.....
» 4/01/2016 1:08:52 PM Dear Suse, I'm sure that I must frustrate many contributors to this forum as well. I'm c.....
» 4/01/2016 12:58:34 PM Dear Bazz, Let's hope that the Royal Commission will correct this misuse. Any corrupt un.....
» 4/01/2016 12:55:15 PM Dear MHaze, The "misconceptions referred to in my earlier post was the fact that Mus.....
» 4/01/2016 10:42:43 AM Dear Paul, The PM did state that he would be part of a team when he won the Prime Ministe.....
» 4/01/2016 10:31:56 AM Dear SM, Do levels of corruption exist in all organisations? Frankly, I don't know. It .....
» 4/01/2016 10:26:12 AM Dear Is Mise, Perhaps it's a question of "It won't happen to us?" Foolish, yes.....
» 4/01/2016 9:56:25 AM Dear Robini, The United States and the Soviet Union were always constrained in the knowle.....
» 4/01/2016 9:31:05 AM otb, I've just re-read my previous post to you. Please allow me to apologise. I should n.....
» 4/01/2016 9:11:06 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I certainly don't want to close down this discussion. I fully agree.....
» 4/01/2016 8:19:15 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), There are fanatics in all religions. What I object to is the hate,.....
» 4/01/2016 7:06:25 AM otb, Judging people does not define who they are. It defines who you are. You continuall.....
» 4/01/2016 6:31:24 AM The problem appears to be in this discussion that people are cherry-picking verses from th.....
» 3/01/2016 6:19:54 PM cont'd I forgot to add that it was the Christian countries that chose to turn a blind eye.....
» 3/01/2016 5:56:53 PM Dear Robini, Thank You for the book you recommend. I shall try to get a hold of a copy. .....
» 3/01/2016 2:42:49 PM Dear Is Mise, Perhaps this may help: clarify what Muslims believe: http://mic.com/articl.....
» 3/01/2016 11:01:02 AM I have no further wish to argue. I've stated quite clearly our country's past history - h.....
» 3/01/2016 9:12:32 AM The following may clarify things for you: http://mic.com/articles/39669/3-simple-charts-t.....
» 3/01/2016 9:00:16 AM Dear Is Mise, There of course in our history books you get - "First Fleet arrived. I.....
» 3/01/2016 6:49:00 AM Per Costello in his "Costello Memoirs," states that that outside Australia's ind.....
» 3/01/2016 12:53:00 AM Dear Is Mise and Banjo, the following link just may help towards further understanding. .....
» 2/01/2016 8:19:13 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Dr Barbara Thiering in her book, "Jesus The Man: A New Interpretat.....
» 2/01/2016 8:06:19 PM Dear Robini, Kindly go back to page 2 of this discussion. A link was given. My position o.....
» 2/01/2016 5:00:39 PM Dear Suse, I guess it's time to pack it in. It seems that all we're doing is building a .....
» 2/01/2016 4:53:31 PM Dear Is Mise, We all struggle with profound issues. Glad you got the message though. De.....
» 2/01/2016 2:20:18 PM Dear Is Mise, Here's some advice for you that you should take to heart: "You will n.....
» 2/01/2016 6:48:32 AM There are quite a few articles on the subject of Christianity and violence on the web. All.....
» 2/01/2016 6:28:23 AM Dear rectub, Again you are doing exactly what you're accusing Suse and myself of doing. T.....
» 2/01/2016 5:41:51 AM There is far more violence in the Bible than in the Quran, the idea that Islam imposed its.....
» 2/01/2016 1:23:10 AM Dear Suse, Even the French President after the Paris debacle stated that the lunatics who.....
» 2/01/2016 12:11:09 AM Dear Is Mise, It isn't a matter of trust but one of logic. You need to give the matter so.....
» 1/01/2016 8:03:07 PM BTW: Why did you choose only a specific type of criminal? There's criminals in this countr.....
» 1/01/2016 7:53:11 PM otb, Why do you persist in making such derogatory assumptions about groups of certain Au.....
» 1/01/2016 4:40:47 PM otb, All I am doing is trying to point out different perspectives on the topic. It's an o.....
» 1/01/2016 11:54:20 AM Waleed Aly is not the only person giving a different perspective to the usual hipe being e.....
» 1/01/2016 8:56:41 AM May we all have a "good" New Year - full of hope not fear, anger, or despair. A.....
» 31/12/2015 7:50:11 PM The following article makes interesting reading and presents another perspective on what w.....
» 31/12/2015 8:45:35 AM Dear Is Mise, You were the one who brought up the topic and made the statement about Musl.....
» 30/12/2015 11:13:26 PM What I quoted regarding wife-beating I obtained from the web and I did cite an appropriate.....
» 30/12/2015 6:38:08 PM Dear Is Mise, The Bible clearly states that a man has the authority to discipline his wif.....
» 30/12/2015 9:34:52 AM Dear Is Mise, Domestic violence is a serious problem and is not confined to just one part.....
» 30/12/2015 9:26:56 AM I've come across an interesting article by Jason Thomas on what's the fastest growing reli.....
» 29/12/2015 8:36:08 PM Before I leave this discussion I would like to wish each and everyone of you the following.....
» 29/12/2015 8:16:32 PM Dear Suse, Thank You for your kind words. People tend to see things from a viewpoint of.....
» 29/12/2015 6:00:50 PM When I was in hospital the staff that I saw were predominantly people of various ethnic ba.....
» 29/12/2015 3:05:58 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Lovely to hear from you and Thank You for all your Good Wishes and conc.....
» 29/12/2015 2:54:38 PM Dear DreamOn, Nobody is denying the fact that the Church must be held to account. As Dr C.....
» 28/12/2015 4:02:14 PM Sociologists have observed that fundamentalist revivals in whatever religion take place in.....
» 28/12/2015 3:44:11 PM Geraldine Doogue tells us that: Dr Paul Collins' central challenge is not to the broader .....
» 28/12/2015 7:31:05 AM This subject has been discussed so many times on this forum. In this country people are fr.....
» 28/12/2015 6:54:03 AM Dear Paul, So glad that you had an enjoyable Christmas. Thank You for your Good Wishes. I.....
» 28/12/2015 4:02:01 AM Dear DreamOn, O am not an expert on the Catholic Church. However Dr Paul Collins is. He s.....
» 27/12/2015 5:37:46 PM otb, A few facts for you: I stated quite clearly earlier that the events in Paris did ha.....
» 27/12/2015 4:49:10 PM People took the pronouncements of the clergy in the past based on faith and trust. The chu.....
» 27/12/2015 4:29:33 PM Forum etiquette tells us that we should avoid personal attacks, and abuse. We should respe.....
» 27/12/2015 4:02:08 PM Dear Banjo, I believe the survey you're looking for was referred to in an article by Paul.....
» 27/12/2015 2:23:12 PM Quoting from an article found on the web: "Overseas experience has shown the often t.....
» 27/12/2015 9:31:22 AM Dear DreamOn, Thank You for your opinion. There's a book worth a read (if you haven't al.....
» 26/12/2015 8:53:00 PM Dear DreamOn, Thank You for your kind words. There's no question that the Church has not.....
» 26/12/2015 6:25:10 PM Dear Phanto, I suppose I am naïve enough to think that perhaps I can make you look in oth.....
» 26/12/2015 4:11:13 PM Dear Phanto, Your posts appear to be deliberately designed to provoke an angry response. .....
» 26/12/2015 1:26:46 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your kind words. I love the tapestry of this forum. You .....
» 26/12/2015 11:08:33 AM Dear Suse, I don't think any one of us wants another war. Therefore we do need to take p.....
» 26/12/2015 9:22:03 AM I certainly can't get my mind around this subject. I've got to confess that I know so ver.....
» 26/12/2015 9:09:09 AM It looks like this discussion has now run its course. I would like to Thank everyone who .....
» 26/12/2015 5:40:19 AM It is interesting to read the various opinions on this forum and the judgements being made.....
» 25/12/2015 10:14:07 PM Can anyone tell us what can be done in this country to ensure that people of all religious.....
» 25/12/2015 10:08:16 PM Dear SOG, I have come to realise that each person has an experience to share, a story to .....
» 25/12/2015 2:00:41 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your heartfelt words. They put a lump in my throat and quit.....
» 25/12/2015 11:39:15 AM It is not going to be an easy task to get a high-ranking official of a powerful institutio.....
» 25/12/2015 11:19:57 AM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for your Good Wishes. The same to you and yours. Dear Joe, I'm .....
» 25/12/2015 10:17:40 AM Dear Joe, I've just read your last post. It certainly would be interesting to sit down w.....
» 25/12/2015 10:07:22 AM Dear runner, Thank You. And I again wish you and your lovely wife and family every Happi.....
» 25/12/2015 9:51:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You seem to know far more on this subject then I do. And I respect .....
» 24/12/2015 8:51:14 PM Dear Suse, I'm so glad that you're still contributing to this forum. So sorry to hear abo.....
» 24/12/2015 4:41:33 PM Dear runner, I forgot to add the following: "But for all of us who journey through .....
» 24/12/2015 4:02:10 PM I did not explain things well at all. Perhaps the following article may help: http://en......
» 24/12/2015 2:25:42 PM Dear runner, Thank You for your Good Wishes. And Blessings to you and yours. I'm not goi.....
» 24/12/2015 2:08:51 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You so much for contributing to the discussion and for your Good Wi.....
» 24/12/2015 12:55:02 PM Switching gradually from nuclear to renewables for such a large nation is very obviously a.....
» 24/12/2015 12:37:28 PM Dear NathanJ, Human relationships are all too often shaped by the differences rather than.....
» 24/12/2015 10:54:50 AM Dear Joe, Thank You for your kind words. Kind Thoughts and all Good Wishes for Christmas.....
» 24/12/2015 10:50:56 AM Perhaps the real culprits are the taxing and regulating activities of Australian Governmen.....
» 24/12/2015 10:25:54 AM Dear Hassie, I'm so sorry to learn about your health problems. Thank You (as always ,for .....
» 24/12/2015 10:07:42 AM Dear SOG, Thank You for sharing your own experience. It is most refreshing to find someon.....
» 23/12/2015 7:31:29 PM Dear Mr Opinion, There's no denying the fact that the Chinese are becoming a dominant el.....
» 23/12/2015 7:14:11 PM I'd like to hear from contributors to this forum about any particular incident that occurr.....
» 26/09/2015 11:08:51 AM The link that I gave previously stated that the information available on the prevalence of.....
» 25/09/2015 6:10:35 PM Dear Rehctub, I guess it all depends on the kind of society that you want to live in. If .....
» 25/09/2015 5:53:32 PM Dear Phanto, And, I was merely responding to your question directed to Poirot (she's a fe.....
» 25/09/2015 3:43:23 PM cont'd ... Poirot is absolutely correct in questioning the comments of a certain poster's.....
» 25/09/2015 3:35:18 PM Dear Phanto, Perhaps by responding there lies hope set on an end to the eras of embittere.....
» 25/09/2015 3:15:13 PM cont'd ... Excuse my typo. The closing paragraph should read that with the election of a.....
» 25/09/2015 3:06:33 PM The media cannot be blamed for destabilising the Abbott Government. That simply does not w.....
» 25/09/2015 12:01:42 PM Dear Paul, The link I provided earlier certainly gives a good overview of the issues - pa.....
» 24/09/2015 10:55:01 PM The following link may be of interest: http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamenta.....
» 24/09/2015 6:05:13 PM Judith Ireland in her article in The Sydney Morning Herald tells us that some people will .....
» 24/09/2015 5:35:35 PM Dear Bazz, People tend to things from a viewpoint of subjectivity - an interpretation bas.....
» 24/09/2015 1:55:47 PM Dear Rehctub, and O Sung Wu, The voting public is simply desperate for someone to make an.....
» 24/09/2015 1:45:02 PM Dear Plantagenet, Thank You so much for reading my previous post. For your information V.....
» 24/09/2015 11:51:31 AM Dear O Sung Wu, You're not alone in your feelings about politicians. The general consens.....
» 24/09/2015 11:32:38 AM Why the Abbott era came to an end? According to Virginia Trioli - it was due to the lack .....
» 23/09/2015 11:28:42 PM Dear rehctub and otb, This discussion is about the Liberal Party changing leaders. Virgi.....
» 23/09/2015 11:40:15 AM Just a reminder Gentlemen, Mr Abbott and his government lost over 30 news polls in a row. .....
» 23/09/2015 11:24:37 AM cont'd ... I am not critical of the Royal Commission. What I was criticising was the NSW .....
» 23/09/2015 11:17:44 AM otb, Forum etiquette requires that you don't keep harping on about the same thing, or han.....
» 23/09/2015 11:09:07 AM Dear Banjo, I accept that is what you believe. It happens to be untrue. I have provided.....
» 22/09/2015 10:03:08 PM Dear Paul, There's an excellent article by Chris Uhlmann giving an analysis of what led t.....
» 22/09/2015 5:49:24 PM Dear Plantagenet, I somehow suspect that Mr Turnbull has a great deal more nouse than to .....
» 22/09/2015 5:41:05 PM Dear runner, You Sir are in no position to judge anyone's character when your own is lack.....
» 22/09/2015 4:02:07 PM I watched "Q&A," last night and was very pleasantly surprised by Mr Shorten. I s.....
» 22/09/2015 3:45:35 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Talking about Eske Willerslev : http://www.smithsonianmag.com/scie.....
» 22/09/2015 3:20:00 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I found Mr Abbott to be an embarrassment. To me he should never have been.....
» 22/09/2015 1:35:29 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thanks for this discussion. I'm learning quite a bit from it. The.....
» 22/09/2015 1:23:47 PM otb, Thank You for your kind words. A great improvement in your posting tactics. I hope t.....
» 22/09/2015 11:03:33 AM Dear SteeleRedux, I watched "Q&A," last night. Bill Shorten was a pleasant sur.....
» 22/09/2015 10:56:31 AM Dear Rehtub, I am not a "Labor Lover," as you proclaim. I come from a Liberal v.....
» 21/09/2015 4:20:20 PM Dear Poirot, Shadow Minister is out of his depth well and truly. Especially when - he sti.....
» 21/09/2015 4:08:31 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for the offer but you can't sell me something that I already own......
» 21/09/2015 3:56:35 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth) and otb, Great responses from you both. I'm most impressed......
» 21/09/2015 1:40:46 PM Dear Poirot, Once again Thanks for that very informative link. I was quite taken back rea.....
» 21/09/2015 1:31:51 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I have noticed that many of our sheep have blue eyes. Hmmmmm. Inte.....
» 21/09/2015 12:08:23 PM Dear Is Mise, With all due respect - while your opinion, I'm sure is appreciated by many .....
» 21/09/2015 9:58:05 AM Dear Banjo, I went back to my post of the 18-4-2014 - because I could not remember in wha.....
» 20/09/2015 11:19:55 PM Dear Nick, Have you tried Googling - "Mulga wood," or "Mulga on ebay?".....
» 20/09/2015 10:57:06 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You are someone I admire greatly. You speak from your heart - always. Y.....
» 20/09/2015 7:27:47 PM I agree it is too hard a decision to call. The man is so difficult to read. I began to t.....
» 20/09/2015 6:40:59 PM Dear Nick, Knowing a culture's myths and legends certainly helps towards a better underst.....
» 20/09/2015 6:37:54 PM Dear Is Mise, Actually that summation was not made by the ABC to "sensationalise.&qu.....
» 20/09/2015 6:28:12 PM Dear Banjo, BTW: 1) We do imprison brown asylum seekers. 2) We did once celebrate our na.....
» 20/09/2015 6:06:27 PM Dear Banjo, If you can provide us with facts to substantiate your claims that we don't do.....
» 20/09/2015 3:31:24 PM What do you guys think Mr Abbott is going to do next? Will he front up on the backbench a.....
» 20/09/2015 2:25:01 PM Dear Nick, The facts that you draw our attention to are indeed interesting. Thank You. I.....
» 20/09/2015 1:54:10 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I think we can all identify with moments where we should have said things.....
» 20/09/2015 11:58:55 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), When I retire I plan to work on discovering more about my family ba.....
» 20/09/2015 11:48:17 AM Dear Paul, In the world through which I travel, I look forward to new experiences. A mind.....
» 19/09/2015 11:57:12 PM cont'd ... Ray Martin will tell us his family's story this coming Tuesday. It should be .....
» 19/09/2015 11:55:43 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I love watching the Australian Story series - "Who Do You Thin.....
» 19/09/2015 11:51:54 PM Dear SteeleRedux and O Sung Wu, I take my hat off to you both. You are both gentlemen. .....
» 19/09/2015 7:53:08 PM otb, Please - go back and read my posts where you accuse me of being stuck on "same-.....
» 19/09/2015 7:34:08 PM otb, Thank You for your concern - but no need. The reference to historians is pretty clea.....
» 19/09/2015 6:34:59 PM otb, My needle is stuck on gay marriage? How so? How does quoting an article, giving an.....
» 19/09/2015 4:32:47 PM cont'd ... As for my own personal opinion? I tend to agree with Dux in that it will even.....
» 19/09/2015 4:19:46 PM I have just read a very interesting article by Monica Dux in The Saturday Age, September 1.....
» 19/09/2015 3:43:48 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. I am looking forward to the future for a change now under .....
» 19/09/2015 2:23:41 PM Dear Nick, It is possible to learn about Aboriginal civilisations, not only from their l.....
» 19/09/2015 1:41:09 PM Dear Nick and Paul, Interesting times ahead. We now have a new Prime Minister who just m.....
» 19/09/2015 7:25:25 AM Dear Nick, Thank You for this discussion. I did not watch Catalyst - however I read the .....
» 19/09/2015 7:04:40 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You go right on singing from the same song book old chap. The rest .....
» 18/09/2015 6:40:16 PM Dear Nick, This is worth a read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_head_of_state_d.....
» 18/09/2015 6:15:14 PM Dear Nick, I would love to agree with you - but then we'd both be wrong. Dear O Sung Wu,.....
» 18/09/2015 4:29:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Your prefer your news from News Limited - where the news is limited.....
» 18/09/2015 4:16:25 PM Dear Nick, I am calm, but frustrated, because you still don't get it. Still that's someth.....
» 18/09/2015 3:26:02 PM cont'd ... The Ministers don't have uniforms either and they don't salute each other et c.....
» 18/09/2015 3:21:15 PM Dear Nick, And your point is?.....
» 18/09/2015 3:18:57 PM All the usual fear-mongering is still going on. Hard to believe. Where will all the jobs .....
» 18/09/2015 2:38:15 PM Dear Nick, You might want to look up the Pledge of Loyalty Act 2006, which removed all pl.....
» 18/09/2015 1:56:52 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You need to wake up to reality. Perhaps the following website migh.....
» 18/09/2015 1:33:31 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank you for the very moving snippets that you do give us of your life e.....
» 18/09/2015 1:30:41 PM Dear Nick, You seem a big confused as to the role of Her Majesty in Australia. Perhaps t.....
» 17/09/2015 6:06:21 PM Dear RObert, Very well said. Australia has become and is changing even more to a vastly .....
» 17/09/2015 5:43:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Mr Kennett's atrocious record speaks for itself. And as I stated ea.....
» 17/09/2015 11:04:34 AM Dear Paul, I understand your sentiments about the monarchy. You're not alone. There are m.....
» 17/09/2015 10:53:22 AM Dear JBower, We're going to have to agree to disagree on Mr Jeff Kennett's seven year rei.....
» 16/09/2015 6:37:29 PM I have just learned that our former Prime Minister did not comply with tradition and inste.....
» 16/09/2015 12:04:32 PM Dear Paul, The Department of Social Services has an interesting information sheet entitle.....
» 15/09/2015 10:24:02 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'd be interested in the stories that you could tell about your experienc.....
» 15/09/2015 4:57:50 PM Malcolm Turnbull once stated words to the effect that in order to win an election you have.....
» 15/09/2015 1:33:47 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I could listen to you for ages. You've lead such an interesting life and.....
» 15/09/2015 1:28:24 PM No. That is wrong. The amount of bills that Julia Gillard was able to pass during her tim.....
» 15/09/2015 10:31:12 AM I agree with the consensus that Mr Abbott has been the worst Prime Minister this country h.....
» 14/09/2015 11:28:01 PM Dear Suse, I also watched Mr Turnbull's speech and that of Julie Bishop. I loved the fact.....
» 14/09/2015 11:22:14 PM Dear O Sung Wu, We should congratulate Her Majesty and applaud her life of unwavering ser.....
» 14/09/2015 6:05:32 PM There once was a PM named Abbott A man with some very bad habits Whose election proved a d.....
» 13/09/2015 7:09:28 PM I used to be so very much pro- a Republic, and perhaps I still am. However, I also believe.....
» 13/09/2015 6:56:35 PM I also did not know anything about Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected Labor Leader in the UK.....
» 13/09/2015 6:25:57 PM My husband remembers the Queen's visit to Melbourne a few decades ago. His scout troop was.....
» 13/09/2015 1:28:34 PM Scott Morrison described low-levels of employment, welfare dependency, lower income levels.....
» 13/09/2015 12:58:49 PM Dear Baygon, Thanks for this discussion. It's an interesting concept. However from the l.....
» 13/09/2015 12:52:26 PM Dear phanto, Yes, I called for both. That is - either a conscience vote in Parliament or .....
» 13/09/2015 12:44:06 PM I was hoping that this would not be a discussion about a Republic but more about celebrati.....
» 12/09/2015 9:53:23 PM Dear Phanto, It's up to Mr Abbott - where his priorities lie and the costs involved. He w.....
» 12/09/2015 9:50:11 PM Dear Suse, Here's the article that I mentioned earlier. I think it sums up Her Majesty's .....
» 12/09/2015 5:22:59 PM Dear Toni, Of course Parliament could settle this matter by allowing a conscience vote. B.....
» 12/09/2015 5:01:25 PM Dear Josephus, Perhaps allowing marriage would take care of any interference in people's .....
» 12/09/2015 3:38:56 PM otb, That is not an appropriate response. Try again Sir and do stick to the topic under .....
» 12/09/2015 2:58:14 PM otb, Please -read your post to me on this issue. And then tell me how should I respond to.....
» 12/09/2015 1:54:56 PM I've recently read an editorial in The Age that stated that Elizabeth II has been one of t.....
» 12/09/2015 1:24:00 PM Dear Suse, I wonder if Mr Abbott will eventually allow his party members to have a free o.....
» 12/09/2015 12:43:50 PM I wonder where politicians would be in this country if they didn't toe their party line on.....
» 12/09/2015 10:47:01 AM Dear Jodelie, Correct me if I am wrong but what you are saying is that only Christians sh.....
» 12/09/2015 10:31:56 AM Dear ttbn, Having hit a wall, the next logical step for you is to try not to bang your he.....
» 11/09/2015 10:14:48 PM Dear shades of blue, I have stated simple facts with no hidden meanings yet you accuse me.....
» 11/09/2015 6:32:53 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for your well reasoned and rational posts. If it wasn't for p.....
» 11/09/2015 6:23:35 PM Dear Shades of Blue, Thank you for honouring us with your wishes of Shanah Tovah. May all.....
» 11/09/2015 1:57:03 PM Dear Shades of Blue, Freedom of speech is the right to speak out publicly or privately. T.....
» 10/09/2015 3:03:19 PM cont'd ... I would love to agree with you. But then we would both be wrong......
» 10/09/2015 3:01:08 PM otb, Please wait. I shall ignore you next......
» 10/09/2015 2:50:07 PM Dear Rehctub, If you object so strongly to your elected government allocating financial a.....
» 10/09/2015 2:40:28 PM I've read an interesting article put our by the Department of Social Services. I'd like to.....
» 10/09/2015 2:14:02 PM Dear Kactuz, We all have a problem with objectivity because people in different walks of .....
» 10/09/2015 1:13:53 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Nah. I'd rather write stories about - puff-less dragons, prankster .....
» 10/09/2015 12:25:43 PM Dear David F., Some form of religion has existed in every society that we know of. Religi.....
» 10/09/2015 11:29:48 AM Dear Kactuz, What are the odds (law of averages) that all of the media has lied? Logic .....
» 10/09/2015 11:22:55 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), BTW - my grandchildren love the film, "Rock-a-Doodle." A.....
» 10/09/2015 11:06:35 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Ah, but we must not feel compelled to embellish the truth - when st.....
» 10/09/2015 10:45:44 AM Dear David F., My apologies for not responding to you any earlier. I had to wait because .....
» 10/09/2015 10:27:31 AM Dear Rehctub, I wish that I could give you a big hug and re-assure you that your fears ar.....
» 10/09/2015 10:22:11 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'm not too keen on roosters. Bad experience during my childhood. .....
» 9/09/2015 11:35:43 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Roosters crow; hens deliver......
» 9/09/2015 2:53:04 PM The Crime Commission in the link given earlier has a variety of publications on organised .....
» 9/09/2015 12:08:53 PM The history of bikie gangs in this country is interesting as is the crime profile of outla.....
» 9/09/2015 11:39:22 AM Dear rehctub, As a taxpayer, a citizen, a voter, of this country, I am entitled to make m.....
» 9/09/2015 11:19:46 AM Dear Rehctub, Paul and his wife and family attended the rally for Syrian refugees in Syd.....
» 8/09/2015 11:51:03 PM Dear Suse, Well said. I couldn't have said it any better. Thank You......
» 8/09/2015 11:46:26 PM cont'd ... David F., Antony Loewenstein tells us in his book, "My Israel Question,.....
» 8/09/2015 11:37:12 PM Dear David F., There is no doubt that the words of Ismail al Wahwah are hateful and venom.....
» 8/09/2015 8:18:27 PM cont'd ... The words used by Ismail al Wahwah are hateful and disturbing but so is the on.....
» 8/09/2015 8:04:50 PM The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. Wise words that can apply to us all.....
» 8/09/2015 6:54:07 PM Dear Philip, I've been watching the program for a long time now, and to me, it seems like.....
» 8/09/2015 3:37:52 PM Dear Philip, I have no way of knowing about whether the audience was "stacked" .....
» 8/09/2015 2:01:48 PM Dear Paul, I forgot to add the website of the article by Ben Hubbard (NY Times) that expl.....
» 8/09/2015 1:48:28 PM Dear Paul, The Gulf countries have contributed to humanitarian aid. Saudi Arabia has give.....
» 8/09/2015 12:22:08 PM Dear Paul, Good on you for attending the rally in Sydney. We would have gone - however at.....
» 8/09/2015 12:13:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Obviously we see things differently in this issue. Let us leave it.....
» 8/09/2015 12:12:21 PM otb, What part of LEAVE ME ALONE! do you not understand......
» 8/09/2015 11:04:45 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Because of the considerable controversy surrounding political donat.....
» 8/09/2015 10:30:03 AM Dear Rehctub, Your questions should be addressed to the current government. They have to .....
» 7/09/2015 10:56:09 PM otb, Listen you pest - what part of LEAVE ME ALONE! do you not understand......
» 7/09/2015 4:28:25 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for this discussion. The Saturday Age, Sept. 5th, 2015 pointed out .....
» 7/09/2015 2:49:00 PM Dear SOG, Thank You for the warning. It's much appreciated. I've got one rule as far as .....
» 7/09/2015 1:38:41 PM otb, I learnt at a very early age how to identify mean, nasty people. People to be avoide.....
» 7/09/2015 1:19:17 PM otb, At no time have I ever asserted that that schoolies are more dangerous than bikie ga.....
» 7/09/2015 12:15:41 PM Dear Paul, It is a bit disturbing when people fight over who can be allowed to have a mar.....
» 7/09/2015 11:48:12 AM otb, Please explain to me how exactly am I "sledging" Justice Heydon and the Ro.....
» 6/09/2015 7:29:11 PM Man Haron Monis, the Sydney siege gunman entered the Lindt Café with a hidden gun. The inq.....
» 6/09/2015 7:12:44 PM otb, I can't be held responsible for your lack of comprehension skills. You have a very b.....
» 6/09/2015 6:43:35 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The US certainly has serious issues with guns. We lived and worked .....
» 6/09/2015 6:21:48 PM otb, Now you're simply stirring. Nothing new......
» 6/09/2015 4:37:47 PM Let me again state quite clearly for those whose comprehension skills are in difficulty. I.....
» 6/09/2015 4:20:39 PM Here are more stats taken from the web: "It is pretty hard to count up all the guns .....
» 6/09/2015 4:12:43 PM According to United Nations data compiled by The Guardian's Simon Rogers: Homicides by fi.....
» 6/09/2015 2:35:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Seeing as you brought up the topic of archery, and the javelin as s.....
» 6/09/2015 2:12:29 PM Here's a few readers reactions taken from The Age newspaper, Saturday September 5th, 2015:.....
» 6/09/2015 1:41:54 PM It appears that Shocker has a "treasury" of name suggestions. They're full of &q.....
» 6/09/2015 1:25:45 PM My apologies. Please excuse my typo. I meant to address my Thanks to Steve for this disc.....
» 6/09/2015 1:23:54 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for this discussion. For me it has now run its course. I look forw.....
» 6/09/2015 1:20:01 PM Justice Dyson Heydon has been placed in an invidious position because of the considerable .....
» 3/09/2015 1:57:57 PM I'm not sure what kind of organisation you have in mind so here's a wide mix: 1) Deadly S.....
» 3/09/2015 1:10:44 PM Dear Poirot, Shadow Minister, and Doog, Justice Dyson Heydon made it quite clear that wha.....
» 3/09/2015 11:11:52 AM Through no fault of his own, Justice Heydon finds himself at the centre of controversy abo.....
» 3/09/2015 10:28:42 AM my apologies for the typo. I meant to say that not only justice must be done. It must be .....
» 3/09/2015 10:23:03 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Given the union movement's ties to the Labor Party is isn't surpris.....
» 1/09/2015 3:00:31 PM Dear Suse, Thanks for that. Dr Cockbain, a research fellow at University College London'.....
» 1/09/2015 2:39:36 PM Dear Paul, I forgot to add this other website that you may also enjoy: http://theguardia.....
» 1/09/2015 2:27:40 PM Dear Paul, Last year there was a revelation that members of the Royal Australian Navy res.....
» 1/09/2015 2:22:02 PM Dear ttbn, It never ceases to amaze how right-leaning men, including ttbn, go out of thei.....
» 1/09/2015 1:58:29 PM Dear ttbn, For your information: - The Senate has 76 senators - 12 are elected for each.....
» 1/09/2015 1:17:51 PM I wish that this entire matter had not been politicised. But I suppose that was wishful th.....
» 1/09/2015 10:26:48 AM Dear Paul, Don't be too concerned. The people in Melbourne showed quite clearly that they.....
» 1/09/2015 10:17:05 AM Those opposed to multiculturalism, and to Islam are certainly going to make mileage out of.....
» 31/08/2015 2:32:11 PM Dear Banjo, Do you realise that the website you gave us for this discussion was from the .....
» 31/08/2015 1:57:09 PM Dear Steve, Over 2000 years ago the philosopher Aristotle observed that we are political .....
» 30/08/2015 11:29:11 AM Dear Paul, I forgot to add that I did learn a great deal from working with and socialisin.....
» 29/08/2015 12:25:23 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), My parents taught me at a very early age that when dealing with lif.....
» 28/08/2015 5:57:14 PM Dear ttbn, I've known him for far longer than you. Still to each their own......
» 28/08/2015 3:02:27 PM Dear Nathan, The following website helps explain the current status of smokers in this co.....
» 28/08/2015 2:10:58 PM Dear Nathan, I'm also sorry to read about your serious illnesses and hope that you will g.....
» 28/08/2015 1:34:59 PM Dear Paul, It sounds like a great night. I wonder how much Charlie remembered the next da.....
» 28/08/2015 1:21:03 PM Dear Is Mise, Thanks for that. Females had even better advantages - especially in the he.....
» 28/08/2015 11:48:42 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for sharing your wife's experiences. I only wish that I c.....
» 28/08/2015 10:06:52 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your well reasoned and intelligent post. As always it is much ap.....
» 28/08/2015 10:02:08 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You have excellent suggestions. I remember how difficult it was fo.....
» 28/08/2015 9:24:46 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), We need to ask why, when women have flooded into the work-force, do.....
» 28/08/2015 9:04:06 AM Dear Armchair Critic, Things have definitely improved for women but women still occupy ve.....
» 27/08/2015 11:08:21 PM Ooops, my apologies for typo errors. It's late and I'm tired......
» 27/08/2015 11:05:06 PM Dear Is Mise, Both men and women's toilet cubicles had coin-entry up to the 1950s and per.....
» 27/08/2015 6:04:22 PM otb, I prefer not to read your posts because most of them are the same repetitive rants, .....
» 27/08/2015 5:08:22 PM My previous response was not an "inter-action" with that particular poster. It w.....
» 27/08/2015 2:24:21 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Welcome back. You've been missed......
» 27/08/2015 2:21:03 PM We have values and principles in this country that reflect strong influences on Australia'.....
» 26/08/2015 11:19:12 PM Dear Rehctub, How can your marriage be the same as anyone else's? That doesn't make sens.....
» 26/08/2015 11:17:03 PM otb, Your opinion is of no interest to me. I don't bother reading it......
» 26/08/2015 6:46:25 PM Dear Rehctub, If they are such a small group as you describe then why on earth do you see.....
» 26/08/2015 6:34:58 PM Reminds of the quote - "A woman who wants to be equal to men, lacks ambition.".....
» 26/08/2015 6:33:08 PM Dear ttbn, I did refer to the article thread - not here. Try "Tony Abbott's conscie.....
» 26/08/2015 6:20:07 PM One poster seems to feel quite strongly that "gay bashings" will increase by 500.....
» 26/08/2015 1:56:02 PM Dear Rehctub, It seems that your mind-set is "welfare is not good for business.".....
» 26/08/2015 1:37:43 PM Dear Hasbeen, She's actually focusing on quite a bit more. Perhaps you should re-read th.....
» 26/08/2015 11:00:56 AM Dear Shocker, My views unlike yours are not set in concrete......
» 25/08/2015 11:57:09 PM Dear Rehctub, I don't agree with your reference to "lies" being preached regard.....
» 25/08/2015 8:43:42 PM Dear Rehctub, Losing just the plot isn't so bad. Some people lose not only the plot, th.....
» 25/08/2015 7:58:19 PM Best-practice employers take steps to ensure that gender-based pay discrimination is not p.....
» 25/08/2015 5:24:17 PM Dear Poirot, What a shame you didn't see it. I would have loved to have received your op.....
» 25/08/2015 4:23:08 PM Why should first-class tax payers like same-sex couples be second-class citizens in this c.....
» 25/08/2015 4:21:21 PM We're told that there are at least 20,000 same-sex couples in Australia who experience sys.....
» 25/08/2015 1:21:20 PM Dear Hasbeen, You'll have your chance at the next election to get rid of the ratbags curr.....
» 25/08/2015 1:13:55 PM BTW: I don't have to even try - when A.J. Philips has done such a good job on the article.....
» 25/08/2015 1:12:03 PM Dear Shocker, Yeah, right. You go on believing that. The website explains the history o.....
» 25/08/2015 10:17:05 AM Dear Poirot, Did you happen to see "Four Corners," on Bill Shorten, and the Uni.....
» 25/08/2015 10:11:22 AM Some of the prerequisites for Democracy are listed as being - advanced economic developmen.....
» 25/08/2015 9:52:36 AM Dear Shocker, I keep making the same mistake of inter-acting with you. I should have know.....
» 25/08/2015 9:50:36 AM Dear Bazz, We can only trust and hope that this results in a genuine union reform - which.....
» 24/08/2015 10:58:42 PM Dear Rehctub, If God didn't create Adam and Steve who did?.....
» 24/08/2015 10:56:21 PM Dear Shocker, Did you read the website? It gives a general overview of Australia's curre.....
» 24/08/2015 5:48:38 PM Thanks Rhian......
» 24/08/2015 4:43:47 PM Dear Mr Gerritt, Prior to 2004 - in the Marriage Act- there was no legal definition of ma.....
» 24/08/2015 4:37:57 PM Dear Poirot, I think the Commission should be allowed to do its job. The voters can asses.....
» 24/08/2015 4:27:15 PM Dear Bazz, That's too depressing for me - to even think about at present......
» 24/08/2015 4:23:17 PM Dear Rehctub, A tolerance of criticism and of dissenting opinions is fundamental to democ.....
» 24/08/2015 2:25:54 PM Same-sex marriage is a conscience issue and an important change that's being proposed. Sur.....
» 24/08/2015 2:20:52 PM Same-Sex marriage is a conscience issue and an important change that's being proposed ther.....
» 24/08/2015 2:17:19 PM The issue of same-sex marriage is a conscience issue and an important change that's being .....
» 24/08/2015 11:25:50 AM Dear Paul, Here's something that may appeal: "Take one dream. Dream it in detail. P.....
» 24/08/2015 11:19:03 AM Dear Rehctub, On the contrary the Queensland Government with the current task force is ex.....
» 24/08/2015 11:07:56 AM Dear Bazz, Every Forum of political and social debate attracts its share of trolls and b.....
» 23/08/2015 10:30:13 PM Dear Rehctub, As for same-sex marriage? It was the LNP MP Warren Entsch who presented th.....
» 23/08/2015 10:21:05 PM Dear Rehctub, The Queensland Government is tackling the problem of organised crime. Atto.....
» 23/08/2015 9:53:24 PM Dear Bazz, He's very widely regarded as one of the finest legal minds in the state and ha.....
» 23/08/2015 4:21:54 PM Dear Bazz, It's all a matter of perception. The Justice will make his decision on Tuesda.....
» 23/08/2015 3:04:15 PM Dear Bazz, The worry however is that the Justice claims to have "overlooked" ce.....
» 23/08/2015 2:54:09 PM Dear Is Mise, I have great eyesight, a steady hand, great weaponry and ammunition, and I'.....
» 23/08/2015 11:21:04 AM Dear Poirot, You're right - best to avoid those with a mission of negativity and their r.....
» 23/08/2015 11:17:19 AM Dear Is Mise, I beg to differ. A person aiming so low - is a sign of widespread eye pro.....
» 22/08/2015 11:31:07 PM Dear Is Mise, He can't possibly hit the mark when he's aiming so low!.....
» 22/08/2015 11:24:21 PM Dear Poirot, He's obviously on a mission......
» 22/08/2015 7:23:12 PM otb, I stopped reading your post - after the first line. I shall not be reading any fut.....
» 22/08/2015 2:09:00 PM What can one say to a poster who states things like - "In Queensland lowering the ag.....
» 22/08/2015 1:26:59 PM Back to the topic. Much of Malcolm Turnbull's support seems to be coming from those who s.....
» 22/08/2015 1:15:06 PM Dear Bazz, I feel that this is about political scoring on both sides of politics. Which i.....
» 22/08/2015 12:04:25 PM There is a bloke called "On The Beach" And on the web he likes to preach "C.....
» 21/08/2015 9:06:59 PM Dear Poirot and O Sung Wu, I guess only time will tell what decision the Justice is going.....
» 21/08/2015 6:29:09 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that quote - "straight from the Horse's mouth," so to s.....
» 21/08/2015 6:13:09 PM otb, It's not just Mr Shorten and Labor but - as with all political parties - they undoub.....
» 21/08/2015 2:04:24 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that replacing Mr Abbott with Mr Turnbull may seem like a grea.....
» 21/08/2015 1:54:28 PM The general consensus from political commentators on The Drum, The Insiders, and generally.....
» 21/08/2015 1:42:37 PM Dear Is Mise, If the guns are part of the police uniform I don't see why they would left .....
» 21/08/2015 1:36:30 PM Dear Steve, I don't quite get what all the fuss is about here - except for the politics o.....
» 19/08/2015 11:26:24 PM otb, You obviously have your own set point of view. But there are others on the subject. .....
» 19/08/2015 2:49:57 PM All sorts of arguments and all sorts of reasons are being put forward both for and against.....
» 19/08/2015 1:31:38 PM Dear Paul, Michael Gordon in his recent article for the Fairfax media - tells us that the.....
» 19/08/2015 11:29:30 AM Dear runner, I forgot to add that it is understandable for an organisation like the Austr.....
» 19/08/2015 11:22:40 AM Dear runner, The Australian Red Cross ensures that the Australian Community has confidenc.....
» 19/08/2015 11:04:17 AM otb, Knowledge and education is the key to solving this problem. The following article e.....
» 18/08/2015 7:42:52 PM Runner, Please supply us with evidence to what you claim are facts. You can't just state .....
» 18/08/2015 2:05:41 PM I find it rather puzzling the assumptions some people make about other people who are diff.....
» 17/08/2015 5:58:13 PM cont'd ... I've been stating that a Referendum is the way to go! Of course a free-vote wo.....
» 17/08/2015 5:56:33 PM Dear JBower, Exactly what I've been saying all along old chap. Go back and read my posts......
» 17/08/2015 5:52:47 PM Dear runner, Don't be so hard on yourself. If you don't know the difference between what .....
» 17/08/2015 3:10:59 PM cont'd ... Why are you so fearful of a "free-vote?".....
» 17/08/2015 3:08:16 PM Dear runner, Doesn't your religion teach you about not making judgements and the fact tha.....
» 17/08/2015 3:02:02 PM Dear runner, Thanks for your concern - however - I'm not backing any "team," .....
» 17/08/2015 2:15:20 PM Today, any credible poll shows an ever increasing, comfortable majority support same-sex m.....
» 17/08/2015 2:05:15 PM Dear O Sung Wu, If we judged people's ability to marry by the way they have sex - that w.....
» 17/08/2015 9:49:44 AM otb, Another knee-jerk reaction and attempt at digression. You have not presented any fa.....
» 16/08/2015 4:56:57 PM otb, BTW - kindly provide me with evidence where I am for the "rejigging of the conc.....
» 16/08/2015 4:40:34 PM otb, Once again you demonstrate the default position of the right-wing blowhards by your .....
» 16/08/2015 4:17:34 PM otb, No matter what the subject of any discussion is on this forum you always shoe horn e.....
» 16/08/2015 1:16:41 PM otb, For someone who has an obsession with "cultural Marxists," "Gay Activ.....
» 16/08/2015 12:59:53 PM otb, The website that you've classified as "Informative," and kindly provided f.....
» 16/08/2015 9:29:35 AM cont'd ... As for what Gay activists will do if the country votes "No?" I imag.....
» 16/08/2015 9:24:55 AM Dear Rehctub, I'm not in any position to judge other people's relationship - so privately.....
» 15/08/2015 7:50:10 PM David Pennington gives us quite a few things to consider regarding this issue. It's worth .....
» 15/08/2015 7:36:52 PM A RECIPE TO DREAM Take one dream. Dream it in detail. Put it into your own hands. See its.....
» 15/08/2015 6:15:46 PM otb, Not being either a gay activist or a "cultural Marxist," (whatever that me.....
» 15/08/2015 3:37:44 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I fully understand what you're saying and I've also found out in many sit.....
» 15/08/2015 1:39:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Back off. Whether the Justice knew that he'd be speaking at a Libe.....
» 15/08/2015 1:22:49 PM otb, Let it go. Your obsessive consistent bleating regarding the Greens, the Leftists, t.....
» 15/08/2015 11:57:51 AM Dear Rehctub, I think that if the clause that the Howard Government inserted into the Mar.....
» 15/08/2015 11:28:26 AM Dear O Sung Wu, The following website may be of some interest. It's written from a Gay ma.....
» 15/08/2015 11:19:48 AM otb, While it may be interesting to you to continue to carry on about the "Left,&quo.....
» 15/08/2015 10:58:30 AM Dear Leo, Thanks for that - I'm really not interested in any more "personality tests.....
» 14/08/2015 8:13:42 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Banjo was the one who brought up the sexual behaviour of a certain group .....
» 14/08/2015 6:25:08 PM Dear Rehctub, Perhaps they believe that because Australia has a secular government and no.....
» 14/08/2015 4:13:37 PM Dear Banjo, If you're going to discuss sexual practices - why not include ones that are &.....
» 14/08/2015 4:08:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Haydon's role in presiding over a contentious inquiry into trade un.....
» 14/08/2015 3:51:55 PM otb, Keep on snarling, cherry-picking, and decrying anything you don't like. We don't ex.....
» 14/08/2015 2:27:59 PM otb, You state - "Predictably you would cherry-pick a shameless lightweight submitti.....
» 14/08/2015 1:08:49 PM I somehow doubt whether this issue will go away any time soon. Not if the opinion polls ar.....
» 14/08/2015 11:52:21 AM Dear Poirot, There's an interesting website that you and others may enjoy reading. Its an.....
» 14/08/2015 10:55:37 AM Dear Leo, I've always been somewhat of a loner. Not a joiner. And also a dreamer. We nee.....
» 13/08/2015 7:31:09 PM Easy to know when a Right-Wing Blowhard is on the back foot with no facts to support the n.....
» 13/08/2015 2:18:48 PM otb, Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that yo.....
» 13/08/2015 2:00:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Julian Burnside QC was not the union corruption Royal Commissioner .....
» 13/08/2015 1:10:31 PM cont'd ... Ooops, I forgot to add that also the "Gay Lobby," will probably not .....
» 13/08/2015 1:06:25 PM Dear Is Mise, I hear what you're saying, but I think your fears are groundless - although.....
» 13/08/2015 10:51:56 AM The law did not define marriage prior to 2004. The Howard Government inserted the clause .....
» 12/08/2015 11:25:33 PM You asked for it, you got it - Trollota! Sorry, I couldn't resist......
» 12/08/2015 11:21:17 PM I don't have anything more to add to this discussion. I have expressed my opinion on the .....
» 12/08/2015 11:12:24 PM Dear Leo, Thanks for that. I am grateful to have had this discussion with you. I've lear.....
» 12/08/2015 5:55:26 PM Gentlemen, I realise that this is a controversial issue and an emotional one for many peo.....
» 12/08/2015 2:20:10 PM All Australians are supposed to be equal under the law - that means that nobody should be .....
» 12/08/2015 1:34:36 PM Dear Leo, Thank You also for the acknowledgements that you have made.....
» 12/08/2015 1:30:39 PM Let's Look At The Facts: It is on public record that the Marriage Act had changes made i.....
» 12/08/2015 9:30:41 AM Dear Poirot, As far as George Brandis is concerned it gets worse. Taxpayers paid for his .....
» 11/08/2015 9:16:45 PM Nobody is immune it seems. SA Liberal Senator Anne Ruston claimed almost $650,000 in expe.....
» 11/08/2015 8:43:53 PM Dear Leo, I read your description of me and my posts, as well as your description of your.....
» 11/08/2015 1:48:36 PM Our Marriage Act had quite a few changes done to it over the years. However prior to 2004 .....
» 11/08/2015 12:59:29 PM Dear Leo, This is getting really tedious. Everything that I have stated in this discussi.....
» 10/08/2015 8:41:50 PM Dear Leo, I read your last post and seeing as you've already made up your mind - there's .....
» 10/08/2015 6:43:54 PM Adam Goodes is one of the truly great players and truly great leaders of the game. I shoul.....
» 10/08/2015 4:20:59 PM Dear Leo, Nice try - but it won't wash. The Herald-Sun article makes it quite clear that.....
» 10/08/2015 12:40:58 PM Dear Leo, Just to set the record straight. Adam Goodes received a warm welcome from the .....
» 10/08/2015 11:05:18 AM Well, we have a new Speaker in the House of Reps. Victorian - Tony Smith, MP. We can only .....
» 10/08/2015 10:56:17 AM otb, Who I discuss things with, and about what, and how I respond to discussions - and wh.....
» 10/08/2015 10:42:54 AM Dear Rehctub, Let us all hope that something good will come out of this mess - and that g.....
» 9/08/2015 8:45:55 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for recommending the film, "Last Cab To Darwin." I love Micha.....
» 9/08/2015 8:34:37 PM A few more thoughts as I exit ... (Left or Right - I haven't decided yet): Talking about .....
» 9/08/2015 7:37:56 PM Dear SM, The Green Paper is yet to go to Cabinet for approval. However after reading the .....
» 9/08/2015 5:57:04 PM Dear Leo, It has been a real challenge in debating someone who exhibits an almost cult-li.....
» 9/08/2015 1:53:31 PM Dear Jay, As far as Keith Windschuttle is concerned - I have nothing further to add on th.....
» 9/08/2015 12:32:25 PM Dear Leo, We shall have to agree to disagree on the subject of Keith Windschuttle. You ha.....
» 9/08/2015 10:54:55 AM otb, Again with the attacks and insults. Here are some of your own words - you hypocrite.....
» 8/08/2015 7:58:48 PM otb, A couple of corrections: 1) If you insist on matching me with a book-end (mind you .....
» 8/08/2015 7:43:44 PM Here's something that should make your blood boil: http://www.afr.com/news/taxpayers-foot.....
» 8/08/2015 7:41:38 PM Dear Paul and Poirot, All this spin about loosing confidence in Prof. Triggs can't be tak.....
» 8/08/2015 3:49:20 PM Dear Leo, Why do you persist with your insults? I suppose it takes less mental effort to.....
» 8/08/2015 1:59:38 PM The latest "entitlements" rorts are beginning to surface. Goodness me - how depr.....
» 8/08/2015 12:28:40 PM Virginia Trioli tells us that: "The Adam Goods scandal - and it is a scandal shows u.....
» 8/08/2015 12:05:41 PM Dear Leo, You should not make assumptions about people you do not know. You have no way o.....
» 7/08/2015 11:14:32 PM The extra-ordinary outpouring of support for Prof. Gillian Triggs proves that huge numbers.....
» 7/08/2015 7:50:46 PM Dear Leo, Historian Henry Reynolds had found himself being asked questions by many people.....
» 7/08/2015 3:03:05 PM I guess it is inevitable that on a public forum such as this one there will be posters who.....
» 7/08/2015 2:07:17 PM Comparing Prof. Gillian Triggs to Bronwyn Bishop is ridiculous to say the least. Let's ru.....
» 7/08/2015 10:54:13 AM The following website is worth a read: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/an-american-expa.....
» 7/08/2015 10:23:56 AM Dear Leo, You are entitled to your opinion. But not your facts......
» 6/08/2015 2:48:51 PM Dear Leo, Many people care. According to the ABC and the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,.....
» 6/08/2015 2:41:05 PM Dear Edward, You are entitled to your opinion - however, mine differs from yours and I am.....
» 5/08/2015 3:02:09 PM Dear Leo, From your posts I can see that you are also inclined to perceive facts selectiv.....
» 5/08/2015 11:02:25 AM Here is an interesting website on what Australia's energy future may look like. It's wort.....
» 5/08/2015 10:48:25 AM Dear Dan, Thank You for your kind words. It would be good if something positive came out.....
» 4/08/2015 11:39:41 PM Dear Aidan and Warmair, I am glad that both of you take pollution seriously. In the earl.....
» 4/08/2015 6:21:43 PM More excellent ideas coming forward and making me realise just how complex these issues re.....
» 4/08/2015 2:50:46 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The following Aboriginal website may be of interest to you: http:/.....
» 4/08/2015 1:54:07 PM Dear Warmair, Thanks for your continued ideas. I hope that you're right......
» 4/08/2015 1:50:44 PM I've got a few more thoughts ... As our demands increase in the future we're being told b.....
» 3/08/2015 11:10:41 PM Did anyone watch Q&A tonight? It was awesome. Made me wish that I had studied Physics at.....
» 3/08/2015 11:03:58 PM Dear Is Mise, In that case - even though it can scrub up rather well, as you claim - it's.....
» 3/08/2015 10:59:52 PM Dear Edward, I think that most responsible journalists and newspaper editors want to get .....
» 3/08/2015 6:41:20 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for that. Our energy consumption will increase and I agree with you th.....
» 3/08/2015 6:28:15 PM Dear Is Mise, What you've got is a stony mass. A "dung stone." It has been fos.....
» 3/08/2015 3:07:16 PM Dear Rehctub, I realise that it can be very frustrating when people do silly things - be .....
» 3/08/2015 2:52:40 PM Thank You for the additional contributions to this discussion. Our future as I mentioned .....
» 3/08/2015 2:29:39 PM Dear Hasbeen, Australia is one of the standout countries in terms of human development s.....
» 3/08/2015 1:51:22 PM Dear Poirot, The following gives a very succinct account of Gillian Triggs and who in act.....
» 3/08/2015 1:22:43 PM Dear Poirot, You and others may enjoy this: http://newmatilda.com/2015/08/02/abbott-fron.....
» 3/08/2015 1:17:17 PM Dear Roscop, It is now possible to explore the past by means of a large number of books, .....
» 3/08/2015 12:05:37 PM Dear Poirot, There's an old adage - "You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it i.....
» 3/08/2015 11:48:02 AM Thank You all so much for responding to this discussion. Future projections are difficult.....
» 3/08/2015 11:01:37 AM Dear Leo, What I cited earlier was from The Age, Saturday 1st August, 2015 as I stated. W.....
» 2/08/2015 11:12:31 PM Dear Is Mise, Mrs Bishop did actually show signs of old age in that she would forget the .....
» 2/08/2015 7:52:22 PM Dear Aidan, Why do I see that as a negative factor? I don't entirely - just as something .....
» 2/08/2015 7:16:09 PM Dear Aidan, I didn't express myself very well. Both Philip Ruddock and Bruce Scott are n.....
» 2/08/2015 7:01:57 PM Dear Leo, I usually like to maintain a balance in my views - as much as I possibly can. I.....
» 2/08/2015 6:37:52 PM cont'd ... Controversial and polarising figures should be ruled out from the get-go. As s.....
» 2/08/2015 6:18:57 PM Bronwyn Bishop has resigned as Speaker of the House of Representatives about an hour ago. .....
» 2/08/2015 1:12:51 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add a very important point that Michael Gordon made: The harshest.....
» 2/08/2015 12:54:40 PM Michael Gordon writing in The Age, Saturday, August 1, 2015: "Goodes' problems began.....
» 2/08/2015 11:18:59 AM Dear Shocker, You need to engage with posters who you feel have something to contribute t.....
» 2/08/2015 10:14:34 AM No matter who you are - I think if you were the one being consistently targeted at games f.....
» 1/08/2015 10:42:06 PM Dear Shocker, You can't have it both ways. If you really believe that I have nothing to .....
» 1/08/2015 3:49:22 PM We're told that: "Australians want a future of sustainable self-sufficiency and a h.....
» 1/08/2015 3:07:07 PM Here we have an Indigenous man who's dragged himself out of poverty through force of chara.....
» 1/08/2015 12:52:02 PM Dear Shocker, I will not be explaining anything to you. You have told me that - I have no.....
» 1/08/2015 12:38:26 PM Dear Cody, Thank You......
» 31/07/2015 7:01:16 PM Perhaps this may explain the reasons some people may choose to wear masks: http://www.abc.....
» 31/07/2015 6:39:15 PM Dear Cody, The American actress - Katharine Hepburn once said, "Trying to be fascin.....
» 31/07/2015 1:29:37 PM Dear JF Aus, Her electorate is not in the state of Victoria. It is in NSW. And attending .....
» 31/07/2015 1:22:08 PM Dear Shocker, I accept the fact the you think I have absolutely nothing to contribute to .....
» 31/07/2015 11:44:01 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add that it is well past time to have another detailed examination.....
» 31/07/2015 11:40:42 AM Dear JF Aus, Politicians are consistently told that entitlements are supposed to be used .....
» 31/07/2015 10:56:22 AM Dear Shocker, Poor pigeon. You are getting checkers confused with chess. But never mind .....
» 30/07/2015 11:20:48 PM Dear Shocker, It has nothing to do with ego or vanity. However, there is a certain ".....
» 30/07/2015 6:44:14 PM Dear JF Aus, Bronwyn Bishop is in the public arena and she dishes it out to others. There.....
» 30/07/2015 6:35:58 PM Dear Shocker, Your ridiculous little opinions have been noted. Dear Cody, You know me s.....
» 30/07/2015 11:47:58 AM Dear Shocker, Nobody is suggesting that Australia's past is "irrelevant." On th.....
» 29/07/2015 2:41:39 PM Dear Shocker, After the terrorist attacks of September 11th the public discourse surround.....
» 29/07/2015 1:55:23 PM Dear Rhian, Peter Costello pointed out in his book, "The Costello Memoirs," tha.....
» 29/07/2015 11:25:10 AM Arnold Zable, Writer, novelist and Human Rights Activist tells us that The Asylum Seeker .....
» 29/07/2015 11:14:16 AM Dear Banjo, What do any of us really know about the religion of Islam?( Or for that matte.....
» 29/07/2015 10:40:34 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Your quote about "reputation," points to the heart of the.....
» 27/07/2015 8:56:44 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Keep an open mind until you've heard what the policies from both si.....
» 27/07/2015 8:53:05 PM Arnold Zable - Writer, novelist, and human rights activist writes: "The Asylum Seeke.....
» 27/07/2015 8:41:49 PM Dear Shadow Minister, All political parties are made up of all sorts of people with all k.....
» 27/07/2015 8:33:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Most people do have a propensity to discount the future - "a b.....
» 27/07/2015 6:04:55 PM Dear Bazz, It will be interesting to see exactly what the political parties come up with......
» 27/07/2015 2:54:04 PM Dear Bazz, We don't have any set government policies as yet on renewables - so we have t.....
» 27/07/2015 2:42:31 PM cont'd ... In Australia the public debates over refugee policy and intense and vigorously.....
» 27/07/2015 2:23:35 PM I have just begun to read the book by Klaus Neumann, "Across The Seas: Australia's Re.....
» 27/07/2015 1:40:51 PM Dear Bazz, I'm certainly not an expert on this subject. All I can do is suggest that we c.....
» 27/07/2015 11:15:08 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You stated that "every Green has a personal deviance." S.....
» 27/07/2015 10:54:23 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Natural resources are finite and polluting. They use existing power.....
» 26/07/2015 7:20:35 PM It is interesting indeed as Mark Kenny points out in his article in the Sydney Morning Her.....
» 26/07/2015 11:19:38 AM Dear JF Aus, I am not an accounting expert and my earlier figures were taken from the Syd.....
» 25/07/2015 4:55:27 PM Dear Is MIse, Albania is only 43 per cent Muslim according to a recent poll. Christianity.....
» 25/07/2015 4:32:23 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The Supreme Court rulings were not based on a "technicality.&q.....
» 25/07/2015 3:30:07 PM Dear runner, The reality is - we're really not looking for "aliens," but for th.....
» 25/07/2015 3:15:20 PM Dear JF Aus, Yes. The numbers ejected from the House certainly are a clear indication of .....
» 25/07/2015 1:47:25 PM Dear Is Mise, In Albania - since the fall of communism - religion has made a come-back an.....
» 25/07/2015 12:35:02 PM Dear Poirot, It should not be that difficult to work out whether an MP chartering a helic.....
» 25/07/2015 11:55:28 AM Australia has always prided itself on being a nation that is more equal than most - a plac.....
» 25/07/2015 11:12:00 AM Of course it is exciting that scientists are making progress into different worlds with th.....
» 25/07/2015 10:44:32 AM Dear JF Aus, Bronwyn Bishop is an absolute disgrace whose behaviour in the Chair has brou.....
» 25/07/2015 10:28:55 AM Dear Is Mise, Nah. It would be a waste of my time to try again for you because no matter .....
» 24/07/2015 11:31:50 PM Dear Poirot, There's quite a few people who don't seem to have a clue about the rule of l.....
» 24/07/2015 9:32:05 PM Here is Mrs Bishop "doing anything she likes," funded of course by the taxpayer:.....
» 24/07/2015 9:19:44 PM Here is an interesting article which explains why - Mrs Bishop is truly the world's worst .....
» 24/07/2015 5:52:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Here are the top ten spenders (excluding office fit out costs). The.....
» 24/07/2015 5:41:34 PM cont'd ... BTW - I don't think it is irrational to have concerns about ISIS. It is a terr.....
» 24/07/2015 5:37:14 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, My point as always is to present alternative perspectives to any.....
» 24/07/2015 4:32:22 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You've hit the nail on the head with CSIRO. The following website explai.....
» 24/07/2015 4:21:34 PM JB HI FI - here we come!.....
» 24/07/2015 4:16:57 PM Dear Shocker, Yes living standards in Albania are extremely low compared with those of ot.....
» 24/07/2015 3:42:13 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. Very revealing. We just don't get it. JohnC of Gosford NS.....
» 24/07/2015 3:35:21 PM Dear Robert, Excellent suggestion!.....
» 24/07/2015 2:19:14 PM I've just found the following site that explains that we have nothing to fear but fear its.....
» 24/07/2015 2:10:57 PM Dear Poirot, ABBOTT IN 2012 STATED: "In court documents lodged yesterday there are .....
» 24/07/2015 12:29:36 PM Dear Poirot, Here is what former Speakers think of Bronwyn Bishop's behaviour as Speaker:.....
» 24/07/2015 12:15:10 PM cont'd ... Then of course there's also - Lithuania, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, just .....
» 24/07/2015 12:01:09 PM I love the ABC shops and am so sorry to see them go. It's the only place as someone stated.....
» 24/07/2015 11:29:56 AM Dear Is Mise, You asked for at least one country. How about Albania......
» 23/07/2015 11:09:53 PM Dear Robert, Thank You for this discussion. It would be great if the Speaker could speak.....
» 23/07/2015 10:57:35 PM Dear Paul, I'm reminded of the English proverb: "Every ass loves to hear himself br.....
» 23/07/2015 10:46:48 PM Dear JF Aus, My professional involvement did not come with a salary. It's best not to c.....
» 23/07/2015 6:42:07 PM otb, What I said and it was - in defence of unions and it has to be taken in the context .....
» 23/07/2015 5:13:08 PM cont'd ... The only Membership that I hold is of ALIA - (Australian Library Information A.....
» 23/07/2015 5:06:22 PM otb, What refugee pie do I have my fingers in? And what union do I belong to? Please do .....
» 23/07/2015 3:06:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The next election will certainly be an interesting one that's for s.....
» 23/07/2015 1:40:34 PM Mark Kenny, in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald explains: "Self evidently, Bi.....
» 23/07/2015 9:42:51 AM Do not underestimate Bill Shorten as the Leader of the Labor Party. It is a role that he h.....
» 22/07/2015 8:29:25 PM Dear Steve, Thank You for this discussion and the information that you have supplied to u.....
» 22/07/2015 8:15:51 PM Dear Emperor Julian, Thank You......
» 22/07/2015 6:12:50 PM otb, Most intelligent people are aware of the problems that exist in some of our poorer c.....
» 22/07/2015 2:13:38 PM otb, What you are doing is trying to pee on my leg and tell me it's raining. Not a good .....
» 22/07/2015 2:06:41 PM Dear Poirot, It is all up to Mr Abbott to now put his money where his mouth was regarding.....
» 22/07/2015 1:58:01 PM Dear Is Mise, From the little reading that I've done on the subject I've learned that: - .....
» 22/07/2015 11:53:03 AM otb, Gee whiz - you quoting me - and me being - only a womyn. To quote your own words. I'.....
» 22/07/2015 11:42:24 AM otb, You chose to leave out the main points the author was making in the article I cited .....
» 21/07/2015 10:10:44 PM otb, You seem to have missed the main point that the author was making of the article I c.....
» 21/07/2015 6:11:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is disturbing when our attitudes to those who are different appe.....
» 21/07/2015 2:07:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The media is not interested in peaceful demonstration. That does no.....
» 21/07/2015 1:58:47 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Frankly, I try not to label people that I don't know unless thei.....
» 20/07/2015 8:07:49 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The Islamophobics are a worry because even though they are a ".....
» 20/07/2015 7:58:41 PM Dear Paul, Bronwyn Bishop has always been a factional warrior and a fiercely loyal conser.....
» 20/07/2015 7:22:06 PM I would like to add one final website for people to read. It presents quite a few facts th.....
» 20/07/2015 7:14:10 PM Dear Poirot, I enjoyed all of the translations. I thought some others might as well. :-).....
» 20/07/2015 7:11:03 PM otb, You always argue in such a logical, manner. Presenting all of us with sound reasonin.....
» 20/07/2015 6:28:14 PM Here's the speech given by George Christensen at the reclaim rally with appropriate transl.....
» 20/07/2015 6:14:48 PM Dear runner, Kindly provide us with some evidence to your claims both about the ABC and m.....
» 20/07/2015 1:58:20 PM I can't help wondering why our Prime Minister banned his MPs from speaking on Q&A but allo.....
» 20/07/2015 12:12:58 PM Dear Paul, I think all this is a storm in a teacup. Its pure theatre. The media should.....
» 20/07/2015 10:28:07 AM Dear Doog, It will be interesting to see what the wording is, and whether it is accepted .....
» 19/07/2015 10:14:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I feel obliged to correct you regarding the former PM, Julia Gillar.....
» 19/07/2015 6:42:21 PM For me this discussion has now run its course. I'll see you all elsewhere on this forum. .....
» 19/07/2015 6:39:43 PM Once again I want to Thank all of the contributors to this discussion. For me it's now wel.....
» 19/07/2015 6:35:55 PM cont'd ... I meant to add that - Construction is one of those industries which attracts c.....
» 19/07/2015 6:30:39 PM The point in the Speaker's case is that she had access to a federally-funded, chauffeur-dr.....
» 19/07/2015 3:01:59 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'd better quit as I have to admit that I don't know too much about.....
» 19/07/2015 2:23:48 PM Shadow Minister says that freedom of speech is for everyone. Really? Even audience member.....
» 19/07/2015 2:11:53 PM otb, Neither Julia Gillard nor Tony Abbott nor any other MP have the power to knock back .....
» 19/07/2015 12:07:17 PM otb, A minor correction for you: The Remuneration Tribunal, an independent statutory bod.....
» 19/07/2015 11:55:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Let us see if what the Coalition is proposing will pass muster in t.....
» 19/07/2015 11:12:31 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You can still find Light with eyes closed. However with blinkers yo.....
» 19/07/2015 10:57:41 AM We need an independent federal agency to fight corruption in political parties and other p.....
» 18/07/2015 11:14:37 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Perhaps if you took your blinkers off you might see better......
» 18/07/2015 11:10:38 PM cont'd ... No other Speaker in the past Labor or Liberal has behaved in such a biased man.....
» 18/07/2015 11:02:35 PM Quoting from The Age Editorial, given earlier: "As the Speaker of the House of Repre.....
» 18/07/2015 6:41:08 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I have pointed out things that other political parties have done wr.....
» 18/07/2015 6:25:26 PM Last year Madam Speaker spent $309,000 on overseas travel including $88,000 on a two week-.....
» 18/07/2015 4:59:50 PM Dear Paul, Surely receiving huge pension payouts (six figures) is sufficient for any form.....
» 18/07/2015 4:56:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, When you begin to address issues regarding the wrong-doings of all .....
» 18/07/2015 1:45:29 PM Just to jog some memories: http://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/a-fa.....
» 18/07/2015 1:29:11 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You can choose to believe whatever you want. However - There is p.....
» 18/07/2015 1:07:41 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It seems that what David F., pointed out to you had no impact whats.....
» 17/07/2015 5:06:44 PM Dear CH, Thank You for being so patient and equally for understanding me as well......
» 17/07/2015 4:17:11 PM Dear CH, Thank You for letting me know your feelings about the way I post and express mys.....
» 17/07/2015 2:06:11 PM Here's another website on the kind of Speaker we have in our House of Reps: http://www.ca.....
» 17/07/2015 1:52:20 PM Dear David F., I will add my voice to yours any time......
» 17/07/2015 1:46:58 PM Taxpayers are being taken for the proverbial ride. From July - December last year Madam S.....
» 17/07/2015 1:14:53 PM Dear CH, I tried to point out the fact that Europe is very adamant about sticking to thei.....
» 17/07/2015 11:07:51 AM I seem to recall that if our former PM, Julia Gillard would have walked on water, the Murd.....
» 17/07/2015 10:56:49 AM This woman is a nasty piece of work and she rorts the taxpayer to the hilt. Not only is sh.....
» 16/07/2015 11:12:17 PM Dear SM, You are in no position to judge something you do not read. Or for that matter - .....
» 16/07/2015 11:04:32 PM She has got to go. No question. They went after Slipper for a measly sum. They went afte.....
» 16/07/2015 11:00:20 PM Dear SM, At least with the Greens and the unions you do admit there may be some doubt. C.....
» 16/07/2015 6:49:51 PM Dear SM, I accept that your narrow, rigid, and stereotypical views do not mesh well with .....
» 16/07/2015 6:44:47 PM Dear SM, Could you provide us with some evidence of your claim that the unions are the bi.....
» 16/07/2015 6:26:37 PM Dear SM, My confidence in your intelligence has really sagged. I shan't waste any more .....
» 16/07/2015 6:01:23 PM Dear SM, If the Liberals are beholden to no one - how come they all speak as one on all i.....
» 16/07/2015 5:41:06 PM My mother also told me: - If you have nothing pleasant to say about someone - keep quiet. .....
» 16/07/2015 2:35:39 PM Dear SM, Will the Liberal Party vote against the vested interests that support it and giv.....
» 16/07/2015 2:22:59 PM Dear SM, You can walk into any library and read the Quarterly Essay - "Political Ani.....
» 16/07/2015 1:56:50 PM Dear CH, It seems to me that you're not really interested in seeking answers but simply b.....
» 15/07/2015 8:32:22 PM Dear SM, Actually you're quite wrong. David Marr interviewed a great many people for the.....
» 15/07/2015 8:22:46 PM Dear CH, I think its a question of how these 3 overlapping aims are applied by the Europe.....
» 15/07/2015 4:29:04 PM Dear CH, As stated earlier by the author - the European Union has thus far refused to bac.....
» 15/07/2015 4:21:19 PM Dear SM, The following website is worth a read: http://newmatilda.com/2012/09/13/lee-rhi.....
» 15/07/2015 4:15:33 PM Dear Poirot, According to David Marr - Mr Abbott's loss for the presidency of the SRC was.....
» 15/07/2015 3:39:31 PM cont'd ... otb, I forgot to remind you - your request for "alternative" views .....
» 15/07/2015 3:13:47 PM Dear ttbn, I've just read an interesting article by Nikolas Feith Tan on this subject. He.....
» 15/07/2015 2:53:33 PM otb, If you want to know more about Professor Wendy Bacon - you can Google her biography .....
» 15/07/2015 2:25:04 PM Dear CH, I can only go on the evidence that I have found regarding Senator Lee Rhiannon. .....
» 15/07/2015 1:37:52 PM Dear SM, I have done my research. It seems that you have not. Frankly I am surprised at.....
» 15/07/2015 1:03:10 PM Dear SM, Could you please supply some evidence to substantiate your claims about Senator .....
» 13/07/2015 12:29:07 PM I thought that I had finished with this discussion but I've just come across the following.....
» 13/07/2015 11:32:15 AM Dear Jardine, You seem to be somewhat obsessed with your petition and getting people to s.....
» 12/07/2015 10:13:40 PM Dear SM, Let us wait and see what the Royal Commission finds and recommends......
» 12/07/2015 11:09:29 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I am quite familiar with how hard people work. Be they toilet clean.....
» 12/07/2015 7:52:30 AM For me this discussion has run its course and I would like to Thank all those who contribu.....
» 11/07/2015 9:47:20 PM Dear Jardine, I have been giving you a wide-berth, but this time I feel obliged to respon.....
» 11/07/2015 8:26:45 PM cont'd ... This made me smile: Bruce McMillan, wrote in the Saturday Age, July 11,2015: .....
» 11/07/2015 8:12:41 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I shall repeat what I've stated in the past. I am a member of a un.....
» 11/07/2015 6:58:17 PM Dear Nathan, Ross Gittins wrote in the Age on 8/7 that the wellness of our community can'.....
» 11/07/2015 5:49:41 PM News that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten failed to declare $40,000 in donations to the Aus.....
» 11/07/2015 4:27:29 PM In The Age, this Saturday, July 11th, 2015 - the comments both from political commentators.....
» 11/07/2015 1:38:09 PM Dear Suse, There's nothing wrong with your memory concerning our former female Prime Mini.....
» 10/07/2015 6:22:18 PM Dear Jayb, Thank You......
» 10/07/2015 6:16:27 PM Dear CH, Actually, what I find appealing about the ABC is that it informs, educates, and .....
» 10/07/2015 4:17:57 PM Interesting that those who criticise the ABC don't really have much to say in the way of c.....
» 10/07/2015 2:25:18 PM Dear Emperor Julian, I am in no way an apologist for the Nazi regime. And suggesting that.....
» 10/07/2015 1:52:24 PM Dear Is Mise, No. Not if politics comes into play. Many people would undoubtedly have vo.....
» 10/07/2015 11:15:50 AM The following link taken from Media Watch, Feb. 23, 2015 - and is still relevant today and.....
» 10/07/2015 10:30:14 AM Dear Is Mise, The Australian Constitution can be changed only by a law passed by the Comm.....
» 9/07/2015 10:25:58 PM I found this on the web - and I think it sums things up rather well: "The problem fo.....
» 9/07/2015 10:05:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It may surprise you to learn that most people are neither far Left .....
» 9/07/2015 4:56:09 PM Dear Bazz, I doubt that you need to worry about "them" coming after you. Unless.....
» 9/07/2015 4:25:29 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I can't argue with your logic. See you on another discussion. Have a ni.....
» 9/07/2015 1:29:49 PM Dear ttbn, I would love to go back to my familial roots of voting Liberal. There is so mu.....
» 9/07/2015 1:21:47 PM Actually the ABC costs each of us - a mere - 14 cents a day. (Google it) So we really can'.....
» 9/07/2015 1:10:22 PM Dear ttbn, I haven't made up my mind about this issue simply because as I said - I don't .....
» 9/07/2015 12:09:26 PM Dear Poirot, Ray Martin had a valid point when he remarked that boycotting the ABC was &q.....
» 9/07/2015 12:00:19 PM I have to admit that I don't know much about this issue. However, I've come across the fol.....
» 9/07/2015 11:42:48 AM This forum is such an excellent example of the problems of objectivity, As I have stated .....
» 8/07/2015 11:25:44 PM I think that the applause was predominantly for Mr Mallah's response to the Liberal Party .....
» 8/07/2015 10:52:26 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I can't argue with your experiences. I can only judge from the facts pre.....
» 8/07/2015 6:37:16 PM Dear O Sung Wu, My concern is that you are blaming an entire group of people for the acti.....
» 8/07/2015 6:15:03 PM I don't agree with the accusation that the Q&A program is biased in its audience make-up. .....
» 8/07/2015 2:32:39 PM What I would like to see us do is try to get rid of the divisions between us politically a.....
» 8/07/2015 2:27:02 PM otb, I agree that a reviewer should at least be perceived to be impartial and definitely .....
» 8/07/2015 1:20:59 PM I think that many people are sick of the secrecy involved in our current political scene. .....
» 8/07/2015 1:01:35 PM Dear Jardine, False labelling is no way to argue in any discussion. You are simply baitin.....
» 8/07/2015 11:54:17 AM Dear Paul, I agree with you. There are many needs in our society that should be funded be.....
» 8/07/2015 11:42:13 AM Dear Poirot, I remember all the fuss that was made about Andrew Bolt and his right to &qu.....
» 8/07/2015 11:09:57 AM Please excuse my quoting once again from - The Costello Memoirs," written by Peter Co.....
» 8/07/2015 10:47:27 AM Dear Poirot, It will be interesting to see if our Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbu.....
» 8/07/2015 10:41:00 AM Dear Bazz, Just the fact that the ban came into play at all if enough reason for concern......
» 8/07/2015 10:11:58 AM Dear Suse, I also feel that this was a missed opportunity for Mr Joyce. One of the pre-.....
» 7/07/2015 10:43:35 PM Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce pulled out of an appearance on the ABC's Q&A pr.....
» 7/07/2015 10:18:55 PM Dear Jardine K. Jardine, I stopped reading your post after the sentence that you think th.....
» 7/07/2015 8:36:34 PM Dear Is Mise, What a pity......
» 7/07/2015 8:22:58 PM Dear Emperor Julian, World War II produced tens of millions of victims. Some were combata.....
» 7/07/2015 2:24:32 PM Why can't we have a rational debate on the issue of asylum-seekers. Why does it have to be.....
» 7/07/2015 1:05:32 PM Dear Emperor Julian, You speak about German aggression. Stalin admired Hitler, and initi.....
» 7/07/2015 10:56:20 AM cont'd ... I'm also a fan of Australian drama series - such as - The House of Hancock, an.....
» 7/07/2015 10:39:39 AM My taste in TV is quite varied. I enjoy watching News and Current Affairs programs. Progr.....
» 7/07/2015 10:06:19 AM Dear CH, Not from people whose opinions I respect. It's an occupational habit. My respons.....
» 6/07/2015 11:29:46 PM Dear Is Mise, How about saying more?.....
» 6/07/2015 11:23:39 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You expect me to give you answers when you supply me with very little inf.....
» 6/07/2015 6:37:32 PM Dear Sense, Essentially, Australia is independent. But you're right - the only tie to th.....
» 6/07/2015 6:14:48 PM Dear CH, Your reprimand was totally unnecessary. The so called - "quibbling," .....
» 6/07/2015 5:02:46 PM Children are the future - and I find it difficult to make sweeping generalisation and assu.....
» 6/07/2015 4:47:04 PM Dear David F., Perhaps you need to read the link again. It is from The Australian War Mu.....
» 6/07/2015 4:33:18 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The Australian Crime Commission works closely with the Australian Federal.....
» 6/07/2015 4:26:39 PM Dear Shadow, What a lot of nonsense. I seem to remember that you admired Julian Burnside.....
» 6/07/2015 3:09:17 PM cont'd ... Dear O Sung Wu, However, seeing as I seem to have upset you - I shall re-stat.....
» 6/07/2015 2:41:19 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Please point out to me when and where exactly have I belittled you - or a.....
» 6/07/2015 2:09:11 PM The following link explains the ANZAC tradition: http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anza.....
» 6/07/2015 1:46:28 PM Dear Sense, Australia is a federal nation. The Constitution establishes a federal system.....
» 6/07/2015 1:21:22 PM Dear Is Mise, It would be interesting to have a discussion on Spirituality. I certainly.....
» 6/07/2015 1:03:05 PM otb, For your information: The Australian Constitution can be changed only by a law pass.....
» 6/07/2015 11:42:16 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The Lowy Institute tells us that Australia's approach to asylum see.....
» 5/07/2015 9:07:31 PM Dear Kaichen, I forgot to add that the innumerable recorded and researched cases of past .....
» 5/07/2015 7:07:38 PM I remember years ago being given the book - "The Autobiography of a Yogi," and l.....
» 5/07/2015 11:37:39 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for all your endearments and kind words. But in future - .....
» 4/07/2015 8:02:27 PM I've just come up with another name - Fred Hollows. A specialist in treating the eye disea.....
» 4/07/2015 7:44:57 PM Once again as is my tradition on this forum - I would like to Thank all those who contribu.....
» 4/07/2015 7:39:21 PM I'm too tired to continue to argue with anyone. I find it all too depressing. I fear tha.....
» 4/07/2015 7:17:20 PM cont'd ... Saxby tells us that, "Mankind has always had his gods and heroes. Each g.....
» 4/07/2015 7:10:53 PM Dear ttbn, In his book "Give Them Wings," Maurice Saxby explains: "Before.....
» 4/07/2015 4:34:34 PM The following link from Reuters explains further: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015-07-.....
» 4/07/2015 4:29:20 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Criticising the Abbott-led Coalition government's asylum-seeker .....
» 4/07/2015 4:24:48 PM otb, You need to read the link I gave you. Candice Bergen sums up Murphy Brown and what s.....
» 4/07/2015 2:26:39 PM Denmark's citizenship laws are some of the most restrictive in Europe and in perhaps the b.....
» 4/07/2015 2:17:29 PM otb, The Murphy Brown character fitted Candice Bergen like a glove and gave her permissio.....
» 4/07/2015 1:08:20 PM Dear Hassie, I can't accept that anyone with a heart and a brain would not be disturbed b.....
» 4/07/2015 12:32:12 PM Father Chris Riley began his work for youth in Sydney. He founded and developed Youth Off .....
» 4/07/2015 12:20:20 PM Dear Shadow, If you insist in only reading from the very narrow views of the Murdoch medi.....
» 3/07/2015 7:56:22 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. Dear Joe (Loudmouth), WFYB!.....
» 3/07/2015 7:53:34 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that Candice Bergman's husband - French Director Louis Malle w.....
» 3/07/2015 7:42:32 PM otb, The lady in question apparently promoted the "fun, fearless, female," and.....
» 3/07/2015 7:18:12 PM Dear Toni, I had many role models growing up. I loved stories found in books. Stories th.....
» 3/07/2015 6:48:30 PM Dear Nathan, In the modern industrialised world, we often feel insulated from nature an.....
» 3/07/2015 6:13:33 PM Dear Shadow, I've just read that doctors, nurses, teachers, and social workers have writt.....
» 3/07/2015 4:08:51 PM We shouldn't think in terms of general categories and use sweeping generalisations about a.....
» 3/07/2015 2:25:42 PM cont'd ... Dear Shadow, Dr Peter Young has extensively briefed about a system he says is.....
» 3/07/2015 2:17:59 PM Dear Shadow, I find The Australian's article extremely disturbing (though not surprising).....
» 3/07/2015 1:28:31 PM Dear Paul, The development and widespread availability of contraceptives have potentially.....
» 2/07/2015 4:11:26 PM Dear David, In modern industrialised societies, we generally assume that married partners.....
» 2/07/2015 1:29:26 PM I've done a bit of Googling and was quite surprised to find quite a list of famous people .....
» 2/07/2015 12:31:55 PM Excellent posts from ConservativeHippie, Paul, and of course David F. I'm a bit of a tra.....
» 2/07/2015 9:30:34 AM interesting comments thus far and much appreciated. I was hoping that we could broaden ou.....
» 1/07/2015 3:50:37 PM I've been reading a few websites on this subject and there was one that made me think that.....
» 1/07/2015 1:01:43 PM Dear Poirot, I fully agree with you about youngsters being able to pursue their passion. .....
» 1/07/2015 12:48:12 PM Dear Paul, Having some Russian blood running through my veins - I can proudly give credit.....
» 1/07/2015 11:08:43 AM Dear Poirot, Congratulations on your son's achievements. There's a lot to be said for ho.....
» 1/07/2015 11:00:19 AM Thank You all for your great responses. There's heaps of examples of great marriages wher.....
» 30/06/2015 9:42:19 PM otb, The quote may not have been yours, however you chose to use it nevertheless. And the.....
» 30/06/2015 9:31:20 PM I've just been reading a magazine article where the film actor Richard Gere, 65, and his g.....
» 30/06/2015 8:23:12 PM otb, Don't you have any Australian examples for us? Australian culture does deserve some.....
» 30/06/2015 8:02:04 PM Dear David F., I have written on the subject of the prospects for peace many times on thi.....
» 30/06/2015 2:29:08 PM Dear David F., I also received a leaflet prior to Anzac Day this year from The Hon. Minis.....
» 30/06/2015 2:11:40 PM Our political conversation must shift away from the mass, infantile finger-pointing that n.....
» 30/06/2015 12:21:27 PM We've certainly had an intense week. Comments from our Prime Minister and his team, follo.....
» 30/06/2015 11:26:40 AM Thank You for this discussion. A simple Google search will bring up many websites on this.....
» 29/06/2015 8:22:08 PM I would like to take this opportunity to Thank all those who have contributed to this disc.....
» 29/06/2015 7:50:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I see I finally got to you. We're making progress. Yay!.....
» 29/06/2015 7:48:57 PM Dear rehctub, Thanks for getting back to me and filling in a few gaps that I was missing......
» 29/06/2015 7:07:32 PM Dear Emperor Julian, Muslims are speaking out but it appears that no one is listening. Po.....
» 29/06/2015 6:37:07 PM Dear Craig, Julian Burnside QC, wrote sometime ago about media ownership in Australia bei.....
» 29/06/2015 6:19:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Your opinion is well known on this forum. You are of course full e.....
» 29/06/2015 6:13:46 PM otb, What on earth are you talking about now? You have to be more specific. Dear Is Mise.....
» 29/06/2015 1:42:35 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Banging your head against the wall? Well each to their own &quo.....
» 29/06/2015 1:18:13 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), If by your question - "then what?" you're referring to wh.....
» 29/06/2015 12:56:39 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I don't understand your point. What are you suggesting?.....
» 29/06/2015 12:54:21 PM cont'd ... Dear Rehctub, BTW - I was switching channels last night and I don't know what.....
» 29/06/2015 12:47:06 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You're more generous than I am in your trust of the current governm.....
» 29/06/2015 11:31:44 AM Dear LEGO, I stopped reading your posts ages ago. Dear runner, The only thing that I ca.....
» 29/06/2015 11:24:44 AM Dear rehctub, The only answer I can offer is - vote for the government that you think wil.....
» 29/06/2015 11:17:41 AM Dear Is Mise, As one society after another has industrialised over the course of the past.....
» 29/06/2015 10:43:52 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I'll repeat what was said earlier - "Apart from the mental gy.....
» 28/06/2015 10:52:39 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Yes, at a time of lies, rhetoric, and slogans telling the truth is .....
» 28/06/2015 7:37:54 PM otb, Our modern society is individualistic and in it men and women do not necessarily fol.....
» 28/06/2015 6:38:58 PM Dear BJelly, Thank You. I agree with Jonathan Holmes when he says: "I applaud the .....
» 28/06/2015 6:15:41 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, No - the boats need to continue. As the AIM News points out - .....
» 28/06/2015 5:53:48 PM Dear Is Mise, I think that we are talking about different things here. Let me say it aga.....
» 28/06/2015 5:21:41 PM Dear Is Mise, I do not think that biology is the most important aspect of the foundation .....
» 28/06/2015 4:18:35 PM First of all what we need to do is get our facts straight. Firstly Zaky Mallah (according.....
» 28/06/2015 4:03:16 PM otb, You continue to put forward your opinion as fact. If you want to argue with me kindl.....
» 28/06/2015 1:34:38 PM This entire dialogue is simply getting too bizarre and extreme. With all sorts of insults,.....
» 28/06/2015 1:12:10 PM otb, Prejudiced thought always involves the use of a stereotype - a rigid mental image th.....
» 28/06/2015 10:57:25 AM There was an excellent article by Sam Gipson in The Age newspaper, June 24, 2015. In it G.....
» 28/06/2015 10:19:02 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I may well be delusional in expecting transparency and accountabili.....
» 27/06/2015 6:04:20 PM Dear Suse, Zaky Mallah was provoked by the Liberal MP on Q and A. Zaky Mallah is a youn.....
» 27/06/2015 5:53:38 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Why don't you Google - "Abbott's Lies." Perhaps then thi.....
» 27/06/2015 3:57:19 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I don't see myself as - some "middle-class intellectual,".....
» 27/06/2015 3:41:57 PM Dear oh dear. All we've got to go on is the TV program and the man's appearance towards t.....
» 27/06/2015 3:05:09 PM Dear A J Philips, I don't really know what to say to you so I'll start by Thanking You fo.....
» 27/06/2015 11:47:21 AM otb, I have not been demanding anything of the kind. What I have been suggesting is to ha.....
» 27/06/2015 11:21:20 AM This isn't a question of making me feel better as one poster suggested. This is a questio.....
» 26/06/2015 7:36:04 PM Here's a few more thoughts on the subject: All children will have to face people outside .....
» 26/06/2015 7:26:03 PM Dear rehctub, I don't know enough about the wife's involvement in all of this - whether s.....
» 26/06/2015 5:50:44 PM I totally agree with Pericles on this one. I watched "Q and A," on Monday eveni.....
» 26/06/2015 5:38:57 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for your response. There's much to think about - and I am still .....
» 26/06/2015 4:57:21 PM Dear Shocker, Of course you're right. People have done a great deal of damage in the na.....
» 26/06/2015 4:46:11 PM Dear rehctub, I'm not going to compile a list of successive governments worst decisions. .....
» 26/06/2015 3:55:48 PM Dear Toni, If I had to choose one to ban - it would be the rapist. Why? Because rape is.....
» 26/06/2015 3:15:09 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Now you've thrown a spanner in the works. It never occurred to me to think.....
» 26/06/2015 1:18:33 PM Well I've managed to browse through most of the posts on this controversial issue - and g.....
» 26/06/2015 12:55:51 PM Hi Everybody, My apologies for not responding earlier but I've had a few personal problem.....
» 22/06/2015 11:41:34 AM cont'd ... I think that perhaps the main concern is being ridiculed because of one's pare.....
» 22/06/2015 11:21:23 AM I suppose what I am concerned about is making things difficult for the child. Now this may.....
» 22/06/2015 11:08:33 AM Well I'm going to be honest here. I really don't know how I feel on this issue. I know t.....
» 22/06/2015 10:59:20 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), In the modern industrialised world, we often feel insulated from na.....
» 22/06/2015 10:40:46 AM Dear ttbn, I'm a bit nervous about nuclear. I recall reading that in the years immediate.....
» 21/06/2015 8:08:03 PM I don't want to stir up another hornet's nest but I am curious as to what the posters on t.....
» 21/06/2015 7:52:22 PM Dear ttbn, We need to look at all sides of this issue including the potentially complex e.....
» 21/06/2015 6:52:43 PM Dear ttbn, Not quite sure what double-meanings you're referring too here. My previous r.....
» 21/06/2015 5:39:20 PM Dear Poirot, John Burnheim, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Sydney.....
» 21/06/2015 2:53:33 PM Dear Poirot, Interestingly I have just re-read David Marr's "Political Animal: The M.....
» 21/06/2015 10:32:43 AM Dear ttbn, My reference to the less developed countries was simply to make the point that.....
» 20/06/2015 8:42:10 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Here is another link that may help you understand why this issue.....
» 20/06/2015 8:28:27 PM Dear ttbn, I'm not sure if you can compare Australia with other countries, especially und.....
» 20/06/2015 8:19:18 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Of course I can't prove what the Abbott-led Coalition government.....
» 20/06/2015 7:54:00 PM Dear ttbn, How can you be "over" somebody you've never met and don't know. You.....
» 20/06/2015 2:35:17 PM On the Beach, Too bad you don't have marshmallows. You'd enjoy the fire even more......
» 20/06/2015 2:31:39 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, I see no relevance because one is accused of committing illegal .....
» 20/06/2015 1:42:31 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Are you serious? A Prime Minister's illegal actions cannot be c.....
» 20/06/2015 1:35:16 PM Dear Banjo, Not good enough. You need to explain the context knowing full well that nobo.....
» 20/06/2015 1:22:04 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, I appreciate your comments and your views. However, by not deny.....
» 20/06/2015 12:36:11 PM Dear Banjo, Once again you've taken things out of context. It would help if you had expla.....
» 20/06/2015 12:16:19 PM Dear tbbn, You giving up on me? I wasn't aware that I was in need of your approval. Howe.....
» 20/06/2015 11:53:37 AM Dear Poirot, Shadow Minister is doing his usual defending of an indefensible situation - .....
» 20/06/2015 11:40:21 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Plenty is wrong with the actions of the government. By refusing to .....
» 20/06/2015 11:28:51 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, Tony Abbott won the party leadership by just one vote and his te.....
» 20/06/2015 10:40:48 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, Gillian Triggs doesn't seek or need sainthood. She was appointed.....
» 19/06/2015 10:13:33 PM cont'd ... Ooops - excuse my typo. Before citing the quote the sentence should read: &q.....
» 19/06/2015 10:10:15 PM Dear ttbn, Firstly, let me set the record straight. I certainly don't have all the answer.....
» 19/06/2015 8:01:37 PM I don't know which devices are specifically being referred to here and what the problems a.....
» 19/06/2015 7:34:20 PM Dear ttbn, Actually many people have proven a great deal to me on this forum. Of course t.....
» 19/06/2015 6:45:46 PM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minister, Hey - you might find Chris Graham's suggestions for Mr .....
» 19/06/2015 6:21:17 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You wish that this matter would die a quiet death. Well, Sir, that.....
» 19/06/2015 6:15:51 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Not so fast. You Sir, were the one who brought up the topic of fla.....
» 19/06/2015 6:05:55 PM Dear Nathan, I fully agree . The Human Rights Commissioner is an independent statutory of.....
» 19/06/2015 5:06:07 PM Dear ttbn, You need to seriously do some research into the facts of the matter before mak.....
» 19/06/2015 2:24:41 PM Dear ttbn, Criticising the Prime Minister's actions, his gaffes, his bungles - does not e.....
» 19/06/2015 1:48:30 PM Dear Nathan, I also watched "Q and A," on Monday night and witnessed the ".....
» 19/06/2015 11:19:16 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If it is so obvious to you that the government has not broken any l.....
» 19/06/2015 11:15:26 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I am pleased to see that you're really "raising the bar" .....
» 19/06/2015 11:11:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, No more than you consider the PM's refusal to answer questions abou.....
» 19/06/2015 11:08:48 AM Dear Paul, I feel that it's still early days to make judgements on Bill Shorten. He hasn'.....
» 19/06/2015 10:56:50 AM Dear ttbn, I'm pleased to see that you recognise the importance of subjectivity. Spoken .....
» 18/06/2015 9:54:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You raised the topic of flatulence in your last post. Did you know.....
» 18/06/2015 9:28:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We shall have to wait and see what comes out regarding this entire .....
» 18/06/2015 9:13:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't assume anything. Sooner or later the evidence appears and .....
» 18/06/2015 9:07:29 PM Dear ttbn, People tend to see things from a viewpoint of subjectivity. They can adopt var.....
» 18/06/2015 7:45:01 PM Actually due to the word limit - I usually try to put in the gist of what the author state.....
» 18/06/2015 7:31:17 PM Dear Banjo, You asked me "What has gone from bad to worse under the Abbott governmen.....
» 18/06/2015 6:49:11 PM Dear Banjo, I agree with Mark Kenny's evaluation that "the political threads of asy.....
» 18/06/2015 2:54:37 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Do a bit more research into the myths that surround asylum seekers. Espec.....
» 18/06/2015 2:47:15 PM Deat ttbn, We're all expressing opinions here and yours is not any more valid than mine. .....
» 18/06/2015 12:24:39 PM Dear Hedgehog, There are many factors that may partially explain the increase in house pr.....
» 18/06/2015 12:15:12 PM cont'd ... So lets take a look at some other questions that Michael Gordon raises: 1) He.....
» 18/06/2015 11:59:18 AM Dear Banjo, I am amazed that you and others on this forum would not find it at all distur.....
» 18/06/2015 11:28:57 AM Dear Paul, As a union leader during the mine catastrope in Tasmania Mr Shorten achieved a.....
» 17/06/2015 7:03:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You ask - why does the Abbott-led Coalition - have to follow Labor'.....
» 17/06/2015 6:38:58 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I read an excellent article in the Drum not so long ago that did an analy.....
» 17/06/2015 6:08:54 PM Dear Josephus, Now you've lost me. Sex and how we practice it - is a private matter to s.....
» 17/06/2015 5:56:40 PM Dear runner, You have to be specific. Kindly tell me exactly - what predictions about Mr .....
» 17/06/2015 5:04:47 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I've been watching "The Killing Season," Tuesday nights on the .....
» 17/06/2015 4:39:43 PM otb, Actually it wasn't a false comparison at all Your last post confirms that. My compa.....
» 17/06/2015 4:11:47 PM cont'd ... Dear O Sung Wu, Until people have been assessed through the acceptable intern.....
» 17/06/2015 4:02:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not sure that we've stopped the drownings at sea. After all the.....
» 17/06/2015 3:43:49 PM Dear rehctub, Well by now - you can see that there's a very wide range of opinions as to .....
» 17/06/2015 2:53:48 PM Perhaps in order to understand why "stopping the boats," has become such a big i.....
» 17/06/2015 2:42:23 PM Much has been written about Mr Abbott, about his team, about the controversial Speaker of .....
» 16/06/2015 6:27:57 PM Dear rehctub, In order to understand why some people buy into the myths being spread abou.....
» 16/06/2015 6:23:18 PM Dear rehctub, No it isn't a new problem - but what is new is the current state of affairs.....
» 16/06/2015 4:48:38 PM Dear rehctub, You may find this article by the financial wizard - Jamie McIntyre of inter.....
» 16/06/2015 2:19:57 PM My feet are in the right place and I stand firm. Business Insider Australia also confirms.....
» 16/06/2015 1:37:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister and Bazz, Thank You for your civil responses. As I stated earlier -.....
» 16/06/2015 12:25:30 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Try reading the link I gave. It does list all the laws Australia is.....
» 16/06/2015 12:21:06 PM I wish people that want to take part in an adult discussion would base their arguments on .....
» 16/06/2015 12:02:09 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You just don't get it. Try reading the link I gave in my previous .....
» 16/06/2015 11:52:35 AM Perhaps the following website may clarify the questions of what laws Australia is breaking.....
» 16/06/2015 11:35:09 AM There are many factors that may partially explain the increase in house prices in this cou.....
» 16/06/2015 11:11:39 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Let us wait and see what develops with this matter. It's not me yo.....
» 16/06/2015 10:50:00 AM Dear Suse, It will be interesting to see how far the Senator gets. Dear Rec, The Parlia.....
» 16/06/2015 10:38:08 AM Dear Bazz, Paying people smugglers to take people to Indonesia according to our own immig.....
» 15/06/2015 11:37:41 PM No one should be above the law. No even the government running this country. And they cert.....
» 15/06/2015 11:25:19 PM Dear Suse, My apologies - I gave you the wrong link. Here's the right one: http://newmat.....
» 15/06/2015 11:16:51 PM Dear Suse, South Australia's Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has begun a debate about w.....
» 15/06/2015 7:50:53 PM Immigration and law experts have stated that giving people smugglers money would be ".....
» 15/06/2015 6:51:38 PM Dear Suse, There's an excellent article in the Sydney Morning Herald that may just jog a .....
» 15/06/2015 1:34:38 PM Dear David F., Kindly note the attempted denigration of me by "On The Beach," t.....
» 15/06/2015 10:40:55 AM cont'd ... Dear Paul, As I cited earlier - "Can we be surprised that our politicia.....
» 15/06/2015 10:36:15 AM Dear David F., I'm not sure that I would entirely agree with your take on our Treasurer. .....
» 14/06/2015 10:40:27 PM Dear Josephus, We are told in the booklet published by the Australian Government, "B.....
» 14/06/2015 6:05:28 PM Dear Paul, Did you happen to watch "The Insiders," this morning? An interesting.....
» 14/06/2015 11:19:22 AM Dear Paul, The Immigration Minister has denied it. The Foreign Affairs Minister has also .....
» 13/06/2015 9:36:06 PM Dear David F., Thank You for your kind words and your good advice. I do appreciate it ver.....
» 13/06/2015 4:40:44 PM Dear Hedgehog, The Age, Saturday 13th June 2015, had a great cartoon (Spooner's View) on .....
» 13/06/2015 4:31:35 PM Dear Hedgehog, Sydneysiders have good reason to be upset by sky-rocketing house prices. T.....
» 13/06/2015 2:40:16 PM otb, Correction - I am neither in denial nor ducking. I find you offensive. I have alre.....
» 13/06/2015 2:17:20 PM Once again folks we get "on the beach" - beating the same old tired drum. It's t.....
» 13/06/2015 1:37:38 PM Paul Ehrlich, a biologist who published "The Population Bomb," in 1968, took cen.....
» 12/06/2015 9:46:04 PM Dear Toni, It seems that I should have clarified things for you. I just took it for grant.....
» 12/06/2015 9:13:27 PM Dear Toni, Teeth are not for biting. Biting is a substitute for the message toddlers can.....
» 12/06/2015 8:48:10 PM Dear Toni, Ah, but there are all kinds of nerds, all kinds of categories. And there are c.....
» 12/06/2015 3:59:25 PM cont'd ... All the evidence suggests that we must turn around population growth and aim f.....
» 12/06/2015 3:54:48 PM otb, You are again wrong. I have not supported massive immigration to Australia. Kindly .....
» 12/06/2015 12:22:12 PM Dear Toni, Ah, Bless Dr Seuss for the word nerd in his book, "If I Ran The Zoo.".....
» 12/06/2015 11:55:16 AM Dear Josephus, I feel obliged to reply one last time to your statements about me because .....
» 12/06/2015 11:11:34 AM Dear Josephus, I responded to your question of why the state would register same sex coup.....
» 12/06/2015 10:55:28 AM Dear Paul, There you go - we've got all the news from our resident political expert - otb.....
» 11/06/2015 7:58:28 PM Dear Josephus, You ask - what purpose would the state have in recording same-sex couples?.....
» 11/06/2015 7:43:43 PM Dear Paul, The following website is quite a revelation of our Treasurer: http://newmatil.....
» 11/06/2015 7:15:38 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Save the crawling over glass. I don't spit into jam jars or tins. .....
» 11/06/2015 5:07:40 PM Dear runner, So heartening to see you spreading the love around as a self-proclaimed Chri.....
» 11/06/2015 4:35:36 PM otb, Charming? I'm so glad that I've been able to "charm" you into considering.....
» 11/06/2015 4:02:43 PM Wow - what a revelation! And such a simple solution to solving all of our problems. Mr A.....
» 11/06/2015 10:37:17 AM Dear Josephus, In modern, industrialised societies it is generally assumed that marriage .....
» 11/06/2015 10:19:53 AM Dear Josephus, I think you're a bit confused. We are not talking about birth certificate.....
» 11/06/2015 10:08:13 AM It seems that many people seem to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their .....
» 11/06/2015 9:44:11 AM Dear Josephus, Could you please provide evidence for your claim that the only reason the .....
» 10/06/2015 8:09:49 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I fully understand how you feel. Here's something to make you smile a li.....
» 10/06/2015 7:35:10 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Reality is definitely more fascinating. And the reality faced by a.....
» 10/06/2015 7:14:24 PM Dear Josephus, Opposite sex couples aren't required to demonstrate their intent or capaci.....
» 10/06/2015 6:36:42 PM Dear O Sung Wu and runner, Before you can discuss the "Stolen Gnerations," you .....
» 10/06/2015 1:43:11 PM Dear Paul, Our current treasurer is a bit of a concern. His latest bit of advice - ".....
» 10/06/2015 11:56:13 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), If I play my cards right? What if I don't play my cards well and e.....
» 10/06/2015 11:29:16 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You a "bloody bastard?" Ah, if I was only like "on .....
» 10/06/2015 10:32:25 AM otb, BTW: Labeling people you don't know is also sad, and unwarranted. You need to clean .....
» 10/06/2015 10:18:28 AM otb, As I've told you many times in the past - Citing a country's history and the attitud.....
» 9/06/2015 6:51:27 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth). You may enjoy the following website (just for fun): http://itspron.....
» 9/06/2015 6:35:53 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Of course the sailors and the keel designer all deserve the prai.....
» 9/06/2015 6:21:30 PM Dear David F., Of course it is nonsense in our present day for most of us. Unfortunately.....
» 9/06/2015 2:16:49 PM Dear David F., I was refering to people speaking in generalisations and stereotypes and r.....
» 9/06/2015 2:06:12 PM Dear David F., We have to take things in context. At the time of Alan Bond's team winnin.....
» 9/06/2015 1:32:25 PM Prejudiced thought always involves the use of a stereotype - a rigid mental image that sum.....
» 8/06/2015 5:44:57 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people we're told are massive.....
» 8/06/2015 4:19:20 PM Dear O Sung Wu, We're told that "You can put an individual offender through the best.....
» 8/06/2015 4:13:36 PM otb, So you are unable to provide us with any evidence to substantiate your earlier claim.....
» 8/06/2015 3:27:05 PM otb, Unless you can provide us with some evidence to substantiate your claims - your swee.....
» 8/06/2015 12:01:03 PM Dear Is Mise, It's very discouraging to try to penetrate a mind like yours. Arguing with .....
» 8/06/2015 11:34:40 AM Dear Toni, I'm so sorry that you were punched and that you didn't get any satisfaction fr.....
» 7/06/2015 7:39:19 PM Dear Toni, Thank You for sharing your opinion with us. You say it so eloquently (and pre.....
» 7/06/2015 6:50:04 PM Dear Is Mise, You obviously have a problem with comprehension. Go back and re-read the we.....
» 7/06/2015 6:43:58 PM Dear Bazz, Perhaps we could bring back internment camps as we did in the past: http://na.....
» 7/06/2015 6:32:26 PM Alan Bond's support of Australia's America Cup Dream made him a public hero and saw him aw.....
» 7/06/2015 6:20:53 PM Dear Is Mise, Try this on for size: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiculturalism_in_Aus.....
» 7/06/2015 5:11:26 PM otb, You need to read Dr Sev Ozdowski's - "Australian multiculturalism - the roots o.....
» 7/06/2015 11:03:33 AM Alan Bond's financial failings came much later in his life. Most Australians are sports-.....
» 7/06/2015 10:47:21 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Of course people do commit offences. However Jack Charles (Uncle Ja.....
» 6/06/2015 9:05:53 PM Love him or loathe him - I still find it interesting that Alan Bond is best remembered for.....
» 6/06/2015 8:42:54 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Uncle Jack (Jack Charles) spoke on "Q and A," of the pers.....
» 6/06/2015 3:34:41 PM I really can't understand all this name calling, labelling, and personal insults, simply b.....
» 6/06/2015 12:06:47 PM Dear Hasbeen and Suse, It definitely was a day to remember - and part of our glorious spo.....
» 6/06/2015 12:06:30 PM Dear Hasbeen and Suse, It definitely was a day to remember - and part of our glorious spo.....
» 5/06/2015 2:37:51 PM I've just learned the news that the charismatic businessman - Alan Bond died today - 5th J.....
» 5/06/2015 1:34:48 PM Dear Craig, Thank You for the recipe. I shall try it this week-end when I have my family .....
» 5/06/2015 1:30:16 PM Emile Durkheim believed that the origins of religion were social, not supernatural. He poi.....
» 5/06/2015 1:18:03 PM Dear Craig, I love roast lamb with all the trimmings and I will definitely try your recip.....
» 5/06/2015 11:37:19 AM cont'd ... Ooops excuse my typo. The date should read - 1560......
» 5/06/2015 11:34:25 AM Dear Craig, With the greatest of pleasure. I would, in your honour do a "Russian&quo.....
» 5/06/2015 10:29:28 AM Dear Is Mise, I have given you the facts and the sources from which they were obtained. G.....
» 4/06/2015 4:30:15 PM Dear Is MIse, Multiculturalism as a government policy was established only in the 1970s. .....
» 4/06/2015 2:37:37 PM otb, Do try to keep up with the discussion. The problems that exist in the UK do not aff.....
» 4/06/2015 2:25:33 PM Dear Is Mise, Al Grassby, quoted in "Cleo," February 1974: Then of course in o.....
» 4/06/2015 2:09:02 PM I watched with great interest "Q and A," on Monday evening and found Jack Charle.....
» 4/06/2015 11:32:38 AM We're told that the process of Reconciliation began as a result of the Report of the Royal.....
» 3/06/2015 11:13:18 PM Dear Suse, I can fully appreciate what you are saying based on your experiences. I am me.....
» 3/06/2015 6:09:57 PM Dear Suse, Chris Graham has written a very interesting article: http://newmatilda.com/20.....
» 3/06/2015 11:12:13 AM otb, Kindly supply us with facts and evidence to prove your sweeping generalisations. It .....
» 3/06/2015 10:53:09 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, Don't be jealous. You obviously don't know how to Google. Howe.....
» 2/06/2015 6:07:43 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for your kind words. I look forward to many further discussions .....
» 2/06/2015 5:49:16 PM otb, 1)Quoting Peter Costello was spot on. It was right on the topic and therefore - a v.....
» 2/06/2015 5:22:42 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The following two websites may clarify things for you: http://thec.....
» 2/06/2015 5:03:18 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Have seen John Pilger's film - "Utopia?" It depicts toda.....
» 2/06/2015 1:32:24 PM otb, Everybody's got their own poison. Mine happen to be facts and evidence. Terms - you.....
» 2/06/2015 1:13:31 PM otb, Kindly provide us with evidence to substantiate your claims. I am not ducking anythi.....
» 2/06/2015 11:41:04 AM otb, If you think that the Australian Indigenous people are doing so well perhaps you nee.....
» 2/06/2015 11:01:35 AM otb, If you persist in stirring and baiting. You shall be ignored......
» 2/06/2015 10:57:49 AM otb, Quoting authors from their works and giving the sources of the quotes is a perfectly.....
» 1/06/2015 6:52:15 PM Dear Hasbeen, What is your evidence for Adam Goodes being a "vicious thug?" As.....
» 1/06/2015 5:41:20 PM otb, Kindly show where I am trying to re-write history. I have given references to author.....
» 1/06/2015 2:18:28 PM "The Costello Memoirs," is a very interesting read. In a political career spanni.....
» 1/06/2015 1:45:35 PM Peter Costello's words came from his book, "The Costello Memoirs," pp. 358 - 361.....
» 1/06/2015 11:55:49 AM The historian Henry Reynolds wrote that when writing his books he spoke to many Australian.....
» 1/06/2015 11:37:31 AM Peter Costello explained after the London bombing of 2005 was troubled by the fact that yo.....
» 1/06/2015 11:16:15 AM We cannot re-write history. The facts exist. What we can do is ask all our citizens to sub.....
» 1/06/2015 11:02:49 AM Dear Is Mise, Up until the early 1970s, assimilation and the preservation of "White .....
» 31/05/2015 6:28:09 PM Dear Is Mise, Neither Peter Costello nor I said that multiculturalism started in 1788. T.....
» 29/05/2015 10:57:48 PM Dear Josephus, Please explain how homosexual couples will affect other cultures? After-al.....
» 29/05/2015 10:42:39 PM Dear runner, Thanks for confirming your ignorance!.....
» 29/05/2015 10:37:22 PM Dear Is Mise, Ever since the start of its colonisation in 1788, Australia has depended on.....
» 29/05/2015 10:09:25 PM This is an exceedingly elegant way of serving lobster. Serve with iced champagne. It's a .....
» 29/05/2015 9:55:37 PM Dear runner, You need to do your research and actually get your facts straight as to who .....
» 29/05/2015 2:15:01 PM Dear Jayb, Fair enough. That makes us even. ICUR ICUB ICUR 2 X TREE Mmmmmmm 4 me!.....
» 29/05/2015 11:45:42 AM Dear Jayb, Sound off, one, two Sound off, three, four Had a job for twenty-five bob Socke.....
» 29/05/2015 11:26:39 AM Dear Jayb, Is that the best you can do......
» 29/05/2015 11:11:26 AM Dear Is Mise, The concept of multiculturalism continues to have differetn meanings for di.....
» 29/05/2015 11:01:50 AM Dear Is Mise, Peter Costello was referring to the Australian Government's official polici.....
» 29/05/2015 10:31:36 AM When one becomes an Australian citizen one pledges loyalty first: loyalty to Australia. .....
» 28/05/2015 10:43:12 AM Dear Banjo, What you are suggesting does not make any sense. You are pre-judging people s.....
» 27/05/2015 11:45:49 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Our PM has vowed that foreign fighters should face the full forc.....
» 27/05/2015 7:27:56 PM Dear Banjo, I commend you for your concern about FGM, honour killings, child brides, and .....
» 27/05/2015 2:02:31 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Of course there are, were, and always will be immigrants who abuse our syst.....
» 27/05/2015 12:18:40 PM Dear Banjo, I understand your concerns. However, I'm going to sound like a broken record .....
» 26/05/2015 10:44:03 PM Dear Hasbeen, I think that you're actually pulling my leg here with your references to &q.....
» 26/05/2015 7:03:55 PM I'm not sure that I agree with the title of this discussion - "Why do people fear cel.....
» 26/05/2015 11:17:51 AM Dear SteeleRedux and Suse, Australia may be dragging its feet on this issue but it appear.....
» 25/05/2015 6:13:11 PM Dear Paul, One final link before I go which may be of interest: http://www.brisbanetimes.....
» 25/05/2015 5:35:34 PM Just a reminder that National Reconcilliation Week (NRW) is on this month. There are some.....
» 25/05/2015 12:28:33 PM Again folks, more insults, wrong assumptions, and persistent baiting from otb. This time I.....
» 25/05/2015 10:24:50 AM Dear Is Mise, There are a couple more websites on this subject that you may also find int.....
» 25/05/2015 9:53:49 AM Dear Is Mise, I am glad that you read the article and got so much out of it. Do I agree w.....
» 25/05/2015 12:06:10 AM Dear Is Mise, The following article explains things much better than I ever could: http:.....
» 24/05/2015 11:41:13 PM Dear Philip, I'm sure if you were to do some research into the ancestry of the men and wo.....
» 24/05/2015 11:29:49 PM Dear Is Mise, Predicting the future is a risky business at the best of times. Remember al.....
» 24/05/2015 7:17:29 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Congratulations to you and yours. What a great milestone. I'll have.....
» 24/05/2015 7:12:32 PM Dear Suse, Hear! Hear! A conscience vote in Parliament and a Referendum for the public i.....
» 24/05/2015 7:08:17 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for your opinion. However I prefer to take the opinion of Paul C.....
» 24/05/2015 6:57:22 PM Dear Is Mise, I am not confused. On the contrary, I am quite sure of my beliefs. What I .....
» 24/05/2015 6:41:39 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Catholicism has remarkable staying power, an ability to survive un.....
» 24/05/2015 6:20:21 PM What will homosexual marriage mean for Ireland? From what I gather it won't mean much at .....
» 24/05/2015 5:59:49 PM "Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast, where contact between black a.....
» 24/05/2015 4:21:00 PM Dear Is Mise, Nobody is telling you how or what to feel on any issue. That is entirely up.....
» 24/05/2015 11:27:20 AM Dear Is Mise, Our views are shaped by what our past experience has prepared us to see and.....
» 23/05/2015 8:28:58 PM Dear Paul, The exchange and sharing of ideas and cultures is such a positive step. Your p.....
» 23/05/2015 6:08:53 PM "Absolute garbage," is one of the many stereotypes that are floating around abou.....
» 23/05/2015 5:47:13 PM Michael Gordon, political editor of The Age sums things up rather well when he tells us th.....
» 23/05/2015 3:46:10 PM "Looking at these people, me and my friends cried because they looked so hungry, so t.....
» 23/05/2015 2:21:00 PM The current government was not elected to keep us in the dark and not tell us what they ar.....
» 23/05/2015 1:55:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It's only relatively recently that legal and land rights, education.....
» 22/05/2015 10:29:31 PM Talking about well-known recipes - here's one gleaned from the web for those of you who li.....
» 22/05/2015 4:52:59 PM The sexual abuse of children is horrendous and intolerable and the failure of the church t.....
» 22/05/2015 4:21:46 PM Those of you who are genuinely interested in refugee resettlement could have simply Google.....
» 21/05/2015 1:08:04 PM It's always interesting how different people interpret the same phenomenon in very differe.....
» 20/05/2015 9:53:15 PM Dear Poirot and SteeleRedux, Thank You both for your contributions. They are greatly appr.....
» 20/05/2015 9:26:14 PM Excellent news. Malaysia, Indonesia to scrap policy of turning away asylum seeker boats r.....
» 19/05/2015 8:55:14 PM European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned that Europe must do more than just re.....
» 19/05/2015 8:49:50 PM European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned that Europe must do more than just re.....
» 19/05/2015 12:01:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for that. Although I can't get around the fact that how .....
» 19/05/2015 10:25:22 AM Dear spindoc, Cinderella,? I guess you think you know this story You don't. The real one.....
» 18/05/2015 7:46:30 PM Dear Emperor Julian, The following website might be of interest to you. The Refugee Counc.....
» 18/05/2015 7:36:04 PM cont'd ... Dear Spindoc, "What's wrong!" cried Wolf "Have you forgot To t.....
» 18/05/2015 7:30:06 PM Dear Spindoc, Seeing as you're still into nursery tales. Here's another one to add to you.....
» 18/05/2015 6:48:02 PM Why can't you hear a Pterodactyl pee-ing? Because the P is silent......
» 18/05/2015 5:46:04 PM Dear Hasbeen, I don't think you really mean what you're posting. There are far too many .....
» 18/05/2015 3:19:19 PM Dear Hasbeen, SteeleRedux works really hard at trying to see the big picture and not gett.....
» 17/05/2015 11:45:18 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, I neglected to add that criticising a certain government policy .....
» 17/05/2015 11:24:20 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, A tolerance of criticism and of dissenting opinions is fundament.....
» 17/05/2015 10:45:34 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You. All The Best......
» 17/05/2015 8:44:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I must admit that I am surprised at your reaction. To me the argume.....
» 17/05/2015 8:24:39 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I can identify with your description of your first days at uni. My father.....
» 17/05/2015 8:03:53 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Gee Whiz, it appears that so much is riding on my answer to your.....
» 17/05/2015 1:50:07 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, If you want to run around the block naked carrying a raibow flag.....
» 17/05/2015 1:46:13 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Please don't put your words into my mouth. That's no way to deba.....
» 17/05/2015 11:53:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Here are two links that explain how Australia's boats policy works .....
» 17/05/2015 11:23:35 AM Dear O Sung Wu, You'll always be a winner in my eyes dear chap. You have a good heart. A.....
» 17/05/2015 11:15:41 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Yes it is a dreadful situation and as I stated to Poirot it shall b.....
» 17/05/2015 11:05:53 AM According to a recent poll conducted by the Australian National University (ANU) posted in.....
» 16/05/2015 10:59:16 PM Dear Spindoc, After reading your last post I now fully understand what's been troubling y.....
» 16/05/2015 10:37:26 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You......
» 16/05/2015 7:17:11 PM Dear Poirot, Hopefully the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) along with.....
» 16/05/2015 3:51:37 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for having raised this discussion. I for one got a great deal o.....
» 16/05/2015 3:44:03 PM Dear Spindoc, No. Sadly you don't get me at all. However, I shall try to explain things .....
» 16/05/2015 2:38:22 PM Dear Hasbeen, I think that you are swallowing the hype. As our history has shown over ma.....
» 16/05/2015 2:12:00 PM Dear Suse, Thank You for your comments. It is depressing reading some of the postings on.....
» 16/05/2015 1:49:26 PM Dear Spindoc, So in your opinion, I deserve everything that I get from now on? Well, tha.....
» 16/05/2015 12:34:30 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Perhaps the following website may appeal to you more. It's writt.....
» 16/05/2015 11:54:26 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not really keen to indulge in the usual finger-pointing exercis.....
» 15/05/2015 10:56:12 PM Dear Spindoc, Me having a "hissy-fit?" Not at all. Just trying to calm you d.....
» 15/05/2015 10:50:40 PM Dear Spindoc, Seeing as you called me a cretin - the following is a quote from Umberto Ec.....
» 15/05/2015 10:14:04 PM It's strange that personal attacks are forthcoming but no one has bothered to really point.....
» 15/05/2015 10:08:26 PM Here is another website that explains things: http://theaimn.com/facts-boat-people-govern.....
» 15/05/2015 9:52:59 PM Perhaps the following links may clarify things for you people: http://www.theguardian.com.....
» 15/05/2015 7:22:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I forgot to Thank You for the link you gave however, seeking advice.....
» 15/05/2015 7:07:05 PM Dear spindoc, That would be a waste of my time. You simply would not understand judging f.....
» 15/05/2015 7:02:55 PM Dear spindoc, Obviously we differ in our preferences of news sources. If you want your &q.....
» 15/05/2015 6:51:52 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Just for you: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/21.....
» 15/05/2015 6:33:01 PM Dear Robert, Thank you for this discussion. It is one worth having. The following link .....
» 15/05/2015 3:24:36 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I think for many people whether or not their retirement is a happy one se.....
» 15/05/2015 3:02:15 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Firstly - kindly provide us with a link to your claim. Then we sha.....
» 15/05/2015 12:42:16 PM cont'd ... Advancing age inevitably brings with it a series of health problems, for the h.....
» 15/05/2015 11:56:58 AM Ageing - What can we expect, as we grow older? The experience and the meaning of ageing d.....
» 13/05/2015 1:35:07 PM Dear Jay, Thank You for sharing your circumstances. I'm in no position to judge you or an.....
» 13/05/2015 11:22:09 AM Dear Sean. I'm so sorry to hear of your situation. You obviously need a clear incentive .....
» 12/05/2015 9:04:08 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Why don't you start a new discussion on the problems involved with the ag.....
» 12/05/2015 5:11:39 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I dislike greatly the reliance on negative stereotypes about any minority.....
» 12/05/2015 3:58:26 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm a bit more optimistic about our future. I believe that new economic .....
» 12/05/2015 2:35:45 PM cont'd ... My apologies - another typo - I mistyped the link I gave - it should be: http.....
» 12/05/2015 2:29:29 PM The following link may be of interest: http://sustainablehuman.com/capitalism-and-communi.....
» 12/05/2015 11:51:04 AM cont'd ... The trend according to Hollander in all these societies, seems to be toward gr.....
» 12/05/2015 11:41:40 AM Paul Hollander wrote a book, "Soviet and American Society: A Comparison" way bac.....
» 12/05/2015 10:54:38 AM Dear O Sung Wu, The scenario that you're proposing reminds me of "Logan's Run.".....
» 12/05/2015 10:31:57 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, Thank You for your valid point. I was not thinking of either my.....
» 11/05/2015 8:47:54 PM Our Aged Care System needs reform. We need governments who are socially aware as well as f.....
» 11/05/2015 8:37:08 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The links that I provided actually did more than you claim had you .....
» 11/05/2015 5:36:04 PM We need to address the social and economic implications of ageing and longevity. Unfortuna.....
» 11/05/2015 1:33:01 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Actually Sir, you are the one who is in no position to continue to .....
» 11/05/2015 11:23:42 AM Dear Shadow Minister, There have been numerous studies done on the subject. Dr Ryota Kana.....
» 10/05/2015 7:15:57 PM otb, Rebuking you is not rebuking science. The "Go Away!" was directed at you. .....
» 10/05/2015 6:39:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How on earth can I have a serious discussion when you simply dub Dr.....
» 10/05/2015 11:14:05 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If you were to click onto the link I gave - the site for the awesom.....
» 9/05/2015 8:57:29 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it very much......
» 9/05/2015 8:42:19 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Really? Did you bother to even click on the "nowhere" one.....
» 9/05/2015 8:36:07 PM cont'd ... Dear spindoc, Ah, Piglet, you must never trust Young ladies from the upper cr.....
» 9/05/2015 8:33:38 PM cont'd ... Dear spindoc, So creeping quietly as a mouse, the Wolf approached another hou.....
» 9/05/2015 8:16:26 PM Dear spindoc, Seeing as you're into nursery tales - here's one for you: The animal I rea.....
» 9/05/2015 5:58:12 PM According to Barry Jones (and others) there is a crisis in contemporary Australian politic.....
» 9/05/2015 4:27:26 PM Political orientations are connected with brain structure. There have been quite a few stu.....
» 8/05/2015 6:10:57 PM cont'd ... Dear Robert LePage, The author gives the government's refugee policy as anoth.....
» 8/05/2015 5:52:09 PM Dear Robert LePage, I've just come across an article that explains the situation. The aut.....
» 8/05/2015 12:56:34 PM Congratulations to Richard Di Natale! Richard Di Natale has emphasised that - we've got a.....
» 8/05/2015 11:20:01 AM Christine Milne - the leader of the Australian Greens stepped down from power. She war rep.....
» 7/05/2015 11:07:53 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I've come across an interesting article that may be of interest. It's a d.....
» 7/05/2015 8:03:30 PM Dear Is Mise, Not sure you can teach wit. Some people have it and some simply don't. Now.....
» 7/05/2015 11:49:11 AM Senator Milne has served 25 years in Australian politics, being elected to the Tasmanian P.....
» 6/05/2015 2:15:35 PM Dear rehctub, Whether we preserve, modify, or change the system that we have created is u.....
» 5/05/2015 10:08:46 PM Dear Is Mise, If you actually read the link I gave to the article in the Jakarta Post and.....
» 5/05/2015 2:22:05 PM Dear runner, Take a read of your "nostalgic comments" on my capital punishment .....
» 5/05/2015 1:55:16 PM cont'd ... Dear runner, this is a bit off subject - however on another discussion you re.....
» 5/05/2015 1:28:55 PM Dear runner, I am pleased that you did get your facts. I read the article with interest -.....
» 5/05/2015 12:02:06 PM Dear runner, Kindly supply us with evidence to your claims. "Get your facts first -.....
» 5/05/2015 11:58:37 AM cont'd ... BTW: You missed the point of the real core of Christ's moral teaching. Christ .....
» 5/05/2015 11:51:45 AM Dear runner, Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get.....
» 5/05/2015 11:10:57 AM Dear runner, Remember what Christ said when on the cross? - "Father forgive them for.....
» 5/05/2015 10:33:12 AM otb, Once again as usual you've put your own interpretation of what is being said. I sugg.....
» 4/05/2015 11:36:38 PM Again Thank You for your various contributions to my discussion. I have nothing more to s.....
» 4/05/2015 8:16:36 PM otb, Of course - Thank you for reminding everyone that its the "extreme leftists&quo.....
» 4/05/2015 5:28:58 PM Dear Is Mise, I have already answered the question concerning the death penalty. No. the .....
» 4/05/2015 4:29:10 PM Dear runner, Before I leave this discussion - I have to ask are you pro capital punishmen.....
» 4/05/2015 2:52:09 PM All sorts of different experts have argued that the promise of sustainability lies in the .....
» 4/05/2015 2:24:27 PM Tania Plibersek is urging MPs to work for reform, not argue over the process. Her argument.....
» 4/05/2015 11:52:40 AM Gentlemen, The execution of these two men will not give a deterrent effect to drug traffi.....
» 3/05/2015 11:09:14 PM Dear Is Mise, There is no credible scientific evidence that the death penalty deters crim.....
» 3/05/2015 10:27:42 PM Dear Is mise, The following website may clarify things for you: http://www.australianmar.....
» 3/05/2015 9:54:17 PM Dear Jayb, No - I am not suggesting that drug traffickers be released - what I am saying .....
» 3/05/2015 9:49:52 PM Dear Jayb, I was merely questioning those who support the execution of small-time dealers.....
» 3/05/2015 9:27:40 PM Dear Is Mise, The stats given by Indonesia's attorney-general speak for themselves. Drug .....
» 3/05/2015 6:09:38 PM Talking about "blood on their hands," and illegal drugs - why not broaden this d.....
» 3/05/2015 5:56:49 PM Dear rehctub, Prejudices do not exist in a vacuum but are propped up by fearful mythology.....
» 3/05/2015 3:51:39 PM Dear Is Mise, How will allowing two people who are in love and want to marry lower the in.....
» 3/05/2015 3:26:08 PM It took the medical profession from the 1960s to the present era to get the public, and th.....
» 3/05/2015 2:39:56 PM Dear Is Mise, We all have our preferences as far as sexual practices go. Not all of us li.....
» 3/05/2015 2:05:07 PM cont'd ... Sorry I made a typo in the link. It should be: http://www.theguardian.com/wor.....
» 3/05/2015 2:00:02 PM Dear Is Mise and Jayb, How do I know? The information was provided by Indonesia's own att.....
» 3/05/2015 11:08:53 AM Dear otb, Best post from you yet. Congratulations!.....
» 3/05/2015 10:58:02 AM Dear Aussieboy, Actually capital punishment in Indonesia does not stop the drug trafficki.....
» 2/05/2015 10:47:16 PM Dear Jayb, I appreciate your bringing a chuckle or two into this discussion. Now, back t.....
» 2/05/2015 6:30:26 PM Dear Jayb, I am impressed by your examples of drinking urine. I assume that for you - yel.....
» 2/05/2015 4:41:20 PM Dear Paul, Thank you for your very kind words. Discussions are not easy - and it is ofte.....
» 2/05/2015 4:20:33 PM Dear runner, Kindly supply us with evidence to your claims. No credible study has ever be.....
» 2/05/2015 2:52:04 PM Dear Poirot, The words won't really matter so much in a week - a month- or a year. Dear .....
» 2/05/2015 2:25:57 PM I'm not sure if this will help - but the following link gives 12 explanations about marria.....
» 2/05/2015 12:03:30 PM Dear Jayb, I guess it is easier if you tend to look at certain human beings as "targ.....
» 2/05/2015 11:40:27 AM It is difficult to believe that the right of all Australians to marry still arouses contro.....
» 2/05/2015 11:16:10 AM I would like to Thank all of the contributors to this discussion. The bodies of Andrew Ch.....
» 1/05/2015 9:10:00 PM Dear Is Mise, You may find the following link of some interest: http://theconversation.c.....
» 1/05/2015 5:19:53 PM Dear David F., Thank You for your article. Many years ago I compiled an anthology (as pa.....
» 1/05/2015 4:51:09 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for the link. I firmly believe in atonement and transformation. A.....
» 1/05/2015 3:43:16 PM Dear Hassie and O Sung Wu, Not sure if this will help - but here goes anyway: http://www.....
» 1/05/2015 1:27:18 PM Dear David F., Thank you for the added information. This entire issue is very distressin.....
» 1/05/2015 1:20:57 PM Dear David F., "Agree to disagree," does seem like a cliche/overused, to the po.....
» 1/05/2015 11:53:36 AM Dear David F., We will have to agree to disagree. Especially in the Andrew Bolt case. T.....
» 1/05/2015 11:11:50 AM Dear David F., Thank You for your opinions. I've just come across an interesting article.....
» 30/04/2015 11:41:01 PM Dear David F., I got a different take from the article. As for Bolt - his article was fu.....
» 30/04/2015 11:30:55 PM Dear David F., Thank you for your opinions. I do understand that these two men had commi.....
» 30/04/2015 6:46:22 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You. You've explained my expectations regarding our Federal Polic.....
» 30/04/2015 6:31:42 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Research is time consuming but it can be - so rewarding. I wish you.....
» 30/04/2015 4:24:51 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that the AFP does intend to offer an explanation of their acti.....
» 30/04/2015 4:19:45 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Welcome back. I have missed your posts. A question that needs to be a.....
» 30/04/2015 2:45:01 PM Dear Craig, Thank You for your well reasoned contribution. I cannot argue with its logic......
» 30/04/2015 1:42:27 PM Dear CH, Even the Indonesian President has pointed out that the number of drug users had .....
» 30/04/2015 12:24:26 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Yes indeed there are quite a few people who argue from entrenched p.....
» 30/04/2015 11:50:10 AM Thank You for all your comments. My point in starting this discussion was to try and focu.....
» 30/04/2015 12:17:55 AM Capital punishment, as I stated earlier is not about deterrence but retribution. In the c.....
» 29/04/2015 6:13:12 PM Dear CH, I've also decided to leave this discussion. It is now possible to explore the p.....
» 29/04/2015 5:54:22 PM Dear runner, Evidence for your claim, please......
» 29/04/2015 5:50:49 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for the poignant cartoon. I feel sorry for the families of the tw.....
» 29/04/2015 3:44:53 PM It looks like this discussion has closed down. I would like to Thank all those who took th.....
» 29/04/2015 3:30:09 PM Dear CH, Have you read the book, "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee," by Dee Brown?.....
» 29/04/2015 3:10:57 PM Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed by an Indonesian firing squad at 3.25am AES.....
» 29/04/2015 12:06:43 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), and Is Mise, I am just looking for some answers to these complex is.....
» 28/04/2015 11:43:02 PM Dear Luciferase, No they certainly do not......
» 28/04/2015 8:47:37 PM Dear runner, The Galaxy Research Polling did not mention Muslims as a separate group. How.....
» 28/04/2015 7:39:58 PM cont'd ... Here is another website that explains things further: http://www.psychologyto.....
» 28/04/2015 7:32:06 PM Dear Luciferase, I've come across an interesting article which may be of interest in &quo.....
» 28/04/2015 6:45:35 PM I would not presume to make assumptions about a stranger's behaviour or the reasons for it.....
» 28/04/2015 6:24:04 PM otb, It is not "my" narrative Sir, but those of Galaxy Research Polling (2009-2.....
» 28/04/2015 5:29:04 PM Galaxy Research Polling (2009 - 2012) shows - * 64% of Australians support samesex marria.....
» 28/04/2015 12:53:28 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for your kind words. The way our current political system seems to .....
» 28/04/2015 11:18:02 AM I did watch "Q and A," last night and heard Tania Plibersek's explanation regard.....
» 28/04/2015 11:04:35 AM I watched "Four Corners" last night and learned a great deal about ISIS. The fo.....
» 27/04/2015 7:00:57 PM Thanks everyone for your contributions. Thanks RObert. I'm glad to be back. Words mean d.....
» 27/04/2015 6:14:50 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for reading the link that I found interesting and wanted to share.....
» 27/04/2015 1:57:59 PM Thank You for this discussion. Kenan Malik in his recent article for the Guardian asks, .....
» 27/04/2015 10:48:45 AM Desmond Tutu once stated - "Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." Wit.....
» 26/04/2015 7:53:04 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm going to sound like a broken record once again and repeat what I've w.....
» 26/04/2015 5:39:55 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The following two websites are quite interesting: 1) http://en.wikipedia.....
» 26/04/2015 5:20:05 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I totally agree with your take on this subject. One has to be careful abo.....
» 26/04/2015 5:10:32 PM Dear O Sung Wu, All the credit belongs not to me but to - The Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, Mini.....
» 26/04/2015 4:00:30 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Diaries, letters and postcards offered troops a small respite from the ha.....
» 26/04/2015 3:47:40 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I suppose it is a question of doing things in moderation and tastefully -.....
» 26/04/2015 11:03:13 AM I've just discovered this discussion and I can fully understand why so many people are aga.....
» 26/04/2015 10:35:03 AM Dear Paul, I found out that "Army biscuits, known as Anzac wafers or tiles, were a h.....
» 25/04/2015 9:06:38 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I am so pleased that Is Mise managed to persuade you to wear the medals......
» 25/04/2015 8:52:18 PM Dear Hasbeen, Again - Thank You. I'm getting there - slowly. It's good to be back......
» 25/04/2015 5:28:11 PM I've been tossing a few ideas around for a new topic of discussion and came up with this o.....
» 25/04/2015 5:16:25 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for your concern. It is appreciated......
» 25/04/2015 2:00:38 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for your kind words. I've missed you too......
» 25/04/2015 1:58:34 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for this discussion. Today - 25th April 2015, this Anzac Day, .....
» 25/04/2015 1:21:07 PM I am back - and I wish to Thank all you wonderful souls not only for expressing concerns a.....
» 3/04/2015 2:24:12 PM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minster, As for your looking forward to Billy Gordon being a remi.....
» 3/04/2015 2:05:42 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Why would you assume that I would be "prepared to turn a blind.....
» 3/04/2015 12:54:37 PM Here is an article written by Amy McQuire- which in my opinion is a well-written and balan.....
» 2/04/2015 6:44:59 PM Dear Paul, I admire your tenacity - you must do what you feel you must. I don't tolerate .....
» 2/04/2015 3:15:59 PM Dear Paul, Why is there this diversion concerning Bikie gangs and the Greens? What does t.....
» 31/03/2015 9:09:19 AM Dear Craig, Thanks for that. I'm also with Wespac so its good to know that they're so ef.....
» 30/03/2015 11:56:46 AM cont'd ... And on more: http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/te.....
» 30/03/2015 11:45:48 AM Seeing as we're into comparisons here's another one: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q.....
» 30/03/2015 9:48:39 AM Dear Aidan, I agree with you. What you say makes sense. What politician has not committ.....
» 30/03/2015 8:15:02 AM The title of this discussion has been set at - "No attention to detail." Perhap.....
» 29/03/2015 9:54:51 AM Dear Paul, I am so happy that the Greens have done well in NSW. Hopefuly this is just the.....
» 28/03/2015 12:11:10 PM cont'd ... One final word: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-editorial/the-politicians-p.....
» 28/03/2015 11:51:41 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, No. I have not stated that Bill Shorten is "better" th.....
» 28/03/2015 10:56:16 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, And out of all those comments what political barrow precisely wa.....
» 28/03/2015 9:56:42 AM otb, That particular website contains the transcript of an interview that Mr Shorten had .....
» 27/03/2015 9:05:52 PM Dear Is Mise, State law doesn't know if you are crazy Cross-eyed, True Blue, or simply ha.....
» 27/03/2015 7:30:13 PM And now back to the topic. I'm not sure what sort of leader Bill Shorten would make. I, l.....
» 27/03/2015 7:01:45 PM "The Man In the Arena". An excerpt from the speech delivered at the Sorbonne, i.....
» 27/03/2015 6:40:44 PM otb, Your opinion is not my reality. It is also neither desired nor required......
» 27/03/2015 12:08:56 PM Malcolm Fraser's state funeral at Scots' Church here on Collins Street in Melbourne clearl.....
» 27/03/2015 10:05:37 AM Dear Bazz, Thanks for your opinion and for your advice. However, I prefer to stick with .....
» 26/03/2015 6:21:52 PM Dear Poirot, Welcome back. Thank You for the link. Very topical and appropriate. It ce.....
» 26/03/2015 5:51:02 PM Dear runner, I don't have the inclination to debate any further with your thinking and &q.....
» 26/03/2015 1:24:13 PM Dear runner, What an odd thing to say. How on earth would you know what the "Left&qu.....
» 26/03/2015 12:18:47 PM Dear Paul, I've got members of my family who are avid supporters of the Greens. And they .....
» 26/03/2015 12:13:49 PM cont'd ... My apologies I mis-typed the link. It should be: http://www.theguardian.com/a.....
» 26/03/2015 11:35:42 AM Dear Bazz, What an interesting time it must have been for that friend of yours who worked.....
» 25/03/2015 9:18:56 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You. No I did not unfortunately, see that film. I wanted to very much -.....
» 25/03/2015 7:59:38 PM Dear Paul, It appears that Mike Baird is popular in NSW and two polls suggest that the Pr.....
» 25/03/2015 7:44:35 PM Dear RObert, Thanks for that. According to Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent for.....
» 25/03/2015 7:14:05 PM Dear Paul, Talking about Senator Penny Wong... Chris Graham explains - Sometimes thinki.....
» 25/03/2015 5:29:16 PM Dear Bazz, BTW - No. I am not blaming Mr Abbott. I am quoting Mark Kenny - who is saying .....
» 25/03/2015 5:14:04 PM Dear Bazz, You need to go back and re-read my posts and take them in their contexts. Pa.....
» 25/03/2015 12:53:13 PM Political corespondent, Mark Kenny tells us that the flip side to Tony Abbott's poll dive .....
» 25/03/2015 10:44:40 AM cont'd ... "The fact is, mateship has not always been there when our nation our peop.....
» 25/03/2015 10:36:51 AM I guess Bill Shorten is a bit of a mystery to many people. Although, to me at least, he do.....
» 25/03/2015 9:37:17 AM Dear O Sung Wu, We've seen on this forum that people in different walks of life can inter.....
» 24/03/2015 1:01:26 PM We've all expressed our opinions on our current Prime Minister - Tony Abbott and on his cu.....
» 24/03/2015 12:01:50 PM Hi, I did go into your given website - but could not access the survey. Do you have anoth.....
» 24/03/2015 10:37:24 AM Scots' Church is located on Collins Street in Melbourne and is a congregation of the Presb.....
» 23/03/2015 10:23:06 PM Malcolm Fraser's daughter has made an emotional call to an ABC Melbourne radio station to .....
» 23/03/2015 6:24:12 PM Dear Jayb, A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. (Nelson Mand.....
» 23/03/2015 5:17:24 PM Before I finally leave this thread here's a poem that I wish to share. It's by Mary Elizab.....
» 23/03/2015 3:01:23 PM Dear Jayb, I know you've got a great big heart. I just wish you'd show it to us more oft.....
» 23/03/2015 2:46:24 PM Federal Parliament has stopped today to remember the life and career of Malcolm Fraser. Mr.....
» 23/03/2015 12:29:04 PM Dear Poirot, It keeps getting worse. These are not the first cuts either. Perhaps, as t.....
» 23/03/2015 11:12:42 AM All Saints Day (Nov. 1st) and All Saints Day (Nov. 2) are annual reminders to remember, ho.....
» 23/03/2015 10:22:10 AM Good Morning Everyone, I am surprised this discussion is still going. Surprised but grate.....
» 22/03/2015 8:15:20 PM The following website sums up the man rather well: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-20/.....
» 22/03/2015 8:04:02 PM I have just finished watching the TV Memorial to Malcolm Fraser on the ABC. It was worth .....
» 22/03/2015 5:37:24 PM otb, Here you go - Confirming everything I stated in my earlier post about you. As for M.....
» 22/03/2015 2:28:12 PM otb, Malcolm Fraser is dead. He is no longer accountable for anything. And, you need to.....
» 22/03/2015 2:12:23 PM Here is another website that should be of interest: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politic.....
» 22/03/2015 12:38:21 PM otb, 1) Do not put words into my mouth or tell me what I am an "ardent supporter of......
» 22/03/2015 10:49:22 AM I have just learned something new about Malcolm Fraser from another poster on another webs.....
» 22/03/2015 10:41:18 AM As one poster on another website commented - "Malcolm Fraser was the only past or pr.....
» 22/03/2015 10:01:20 AM otb, Your critiques of Ben Eltham - coming from such a "deep thinker" as yourse.....
» 21/03/2015 6:32:13 PM Dear Rhian, Thank You for your comments. I can't argue with your logic......
» 21/03/2015 6:25:05 PM otb, Actually - your take on Malcolm Fraser disagrees with the views of people who really.....
» 21/03/2015 6:11:24 PM otb, Ben Eltham - a lightweight and clueless you say? Really? And on what do you base you.....
» 21/03/2015 5:11:52 PM Thank You all for your comments and contributions to this discussion. My brain is on over-.....
» 21/03/2015 11:19:13 AM Dear Jed, I'm not sure if you've read the following website but I thought it may be of in.....
» 21/03/2015 10:32:15 AM Dear Craig, I agree with you - it does take character to do what the former Prime Ministe.....
» 21/03/2015 9:26:03 AM Dear runner, That's the runner I would like to hear from more often. Thanks for your very.....
» 21/03/2015 9:23:42 AM Dear Hasbeen, I think it's how things are said that make a difference. Banjo could have e.....
» 20/03/2015 8:27:49 PM Dear Banjo, How will you be remembered I wonder once you take your last breeeeeeeeeeeath?.....
» 20/03/2015 7:42:38 PM Dear Hasbeen, "De mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum". According to articles on t.....
» 20/03/2015 5:58:32 PM Dear Paul, I am very saddened as well. Modern Australia will be an emptier place without .....
» 20/03/2015 5:25:21 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Jewish Community leaders like the author of the article you cited f.....
» 20/03/2015 2:04:33 PM Dear Paul, I think the PM's clock is ticking. He may have survived his party room's spill.....
» 20/03/2015 1:17:26 PM otb, The Inter-General Report provides a snapshot of Australia in 2055. It tells us that .....
» 20/03/2015 12:55:35 PM I learned the sad news this morning of the death of our former Prime Minister Malcolm Fras.....
» 20/03/2015 10:35:10 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), It is important to read from more than the narrow and strident view.....
» 20/03/2015 10:02:06 AM cont'd ... BTW: you can Google the Migration Council of Australia. It is an independent, .....
» 20/03/2015 9:47:57 AM otb, Stating facts about the "pests" that make up our society is not sledging e.....
» 19/03/2015 5:42:49 PM Well folks, before you make any further comments may I politely suggest that you read the .....
» 19/03/2015 5:11:56 PM otb, If we were to judge from your posts alone old chap - we'd have a very dim view of th.....
» 19/03/2015 3:44:17 PM otb, Actually the attempted "groping" was done by an Anglo-Irish man who was we.....
» 19/03/2015 9:27:55 AM Dear Paul, I used to know the area very well indeed. We had friends in St Marys. And Parr.....
» 19/03/2015 7:48:52 AM Dear Hasbeen, My husband and I are planning a trip to Sydney towards the end of April. We.....
» 18/03/2015 8:06:54 PM otb, We have been over this ground many times in the past and you again display your tota.....
» 18/03/2015 3:50:18 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Yes, however "scum" does come in all shapes and sizes and has b.....
» 18/03/2015 3:27:34 PM Dear Hasbeen, You have disappointed me greatly with your last post. I had no idea that yo.....
» 18/03/2015 3:16:33 PM Dear Hasbeen, These ferals were being abusive towards anyone who looked distinctly ".....
» 18/03/2015 10:53:59 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth) and Paul, Thank Goodness you both saw something of value in the webs.....
» 18/03/2015 10:48:41 AM Dear Paul, Name calling, stereotyping, and sweeping generalisations have been a part and.....
» 17/03/2015 9:29:08 PM otb, why don't you Google him......
» 17/03/2015 9:17:38 PM otb, Try acting on your own advice. It just may help you......
» 17/03/2015 5:59:06 PM Actually I'm talking about the narrow-minded authoritarian personalities that frequent for.....
» 17/03/2015 10:08:36 AM Time for some reality indeed. The following website is worth a read: http://www.convictc.....
» 17/03/2015 9:59:55 AM Dear runner, The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend......
» 16/03/2015 2:52:24 PM Dear runner, A newspoll recently asked - Is it really possible for journalists to be tru.....
» 16/03/2015 12:27:29 PM otb, Yes I am familiar with the Corporal and his family. I have never watched The Circle .....
» 16/03/2015 7:44:15 AM Yes definitely. But let's also not forget that a hero, is a hero, is a hero, no matter wha.....
» 15/03/2015 6:36:47 PM Taken from a website for your information: "Moaning about the worthiness of the &quo.....
» 15/03/2015 10:37:40 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add an important point that Campbell makes and it's this: Too oft.....
» 15/03/2015 10:29:31 AM The following is taken from the website given below. It is worth a read. We are told that.....
» 14/03/2015 8:33:20 PM Each culture produces its heroes, and these are usually passed down from generation to gen.....
» 14/03/2015 12:39:27 PM Dear ConservativeHippie. You surely must realise that you are under no obligation to read.....
» 14/03/2015 12:22:31 PM Dear Jay, I shan't go on repeating things for you. Here is a link that gives the facts -.....
» 14/03/2015 9:37:23 AM otb, No - I persist in using the correct term. You do not. The link you gave is about th.....
» 14/03/2015 9:12:05 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for the links. It is excellent that these organisations do exist an.....
» 13/03/2015 9:32:01 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Bless You My Friend!.....
» 13/03/2015 9:24:08 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, People tend to see the world from a viewpoint of subjectivity - .....
» 13/03/2015 8:57:05 PM otb, I'm not interested in your opinion on any issue. Go talk to someone who cares what .....
» 13/03/2015 8:42:28 PM cont'd ... Dear ConservativeHippie, I forgot to add that you have surprised me. The org.....
» 13/03/2015 8:29:13 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, From reading your post it appears that you have bought the myths.....
» 13/03/2015 2:45:47 PM cont'd ... In the US and Canada some Indigenous tribes have made the effort and have succ.....
» 13/03/2015 2:35:48 PM Dear Hassie, You're right if we are going to help Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander.....
» 13/03/2015 2:06:03 PM Dear O Sung Wu, What a beautiful post and sentiments. Thank You so much, you've made my .....
» 13/03/2015 12:49:14 PM Gentlemen, Just to clarify things for you - In Australian Aboriginal Mythology a crow is.....
» 13/03/2015 12:40:45 PM Gentlemen, I'm surprised that my crow anecdote to Paul has been taken so seriously by you.....
» 13/03/2015 12:34:28 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, The following links may clarify things for you: http://thediplo.....
» 13/03/2015 11:24:53 AM Dear Paul, One size doesn't fit all. That's for sure. And the white man has a lot to answ.....
» 13/03/2015 11:14:00 AM Dear Banjo, If you could back up your statements with evidence, that would make them more.....
» 13/03/2015 10:09:16 AM I would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute to this discussion. For me .....
» 13/03/2015 10:00:03 AM Seeing as people are telling anecdotal stories about our Indiegneous people I'll add one t.....
» 13/03/2015 9:30:48 AM Can't we have a sensible debate on this subject. I think it is important we talk about the.....
» 12/03/2015 6:20:16 PM Getting a job also becomes rather difficult if your name happens to be "Mohammad,&quo.....
» 12/03/2015 5:33:35 PM Dear Banjo, All I can do is politely suggest for you to read the website given earlier wh.....
» 12/03/2015 12:18:28 PM Dear Flo, You've raised some very valid points. Both Noel Pearson as well as an editoria.....
» 12/03/2015 10:49:39 AM Dear Paul, I'm glad that you read the article I cited from "The Diplomat". &quo.....
» 12/03/2015 10:16:00 AM Dear Rehctub, I agree with the points that Malcolm Turnbull made: "Can't we have a .....
» 12/03/2015 10:00:55 AM Dear Hassie, I am not concerned about my children and grandchildren as I stated earlier. .....
» 11/03/2015 10:45:53 PM Dear Paul, I've just recently come across the following website which may be of interest .....
» 11/03/2015 10:39:03 PM otb, Kindly read the website that I gave and from which I have quoted in my previous post.....
» 11/03/2015 6:38:41 PM "Quo vadis - Australian people?" is a question that we all should be asking rega.....
» 11/03/2015 1:41:40 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I fully agree. However, if they do go - they will learn quickly enough t.....
» 11/03/2015 1:35:42 PM It is interesting reading all the valid points that everyone has raised. I must admit th.....
» 11/03/2015 12:42:59 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The Islamic Community I'm sure - is doing all it can with kerbing the inf.....
» 11/03/2015 12:36:17 PM The population is increasing therefore the demand for housing has to increase as well. Of.....
» 11/03/2015 11:11:19 AM Dear Kirby, As economic experts explain - negative gearing was a tax break that primarily.....
» 11/03/2015 10:48:19 AM I don't know about you but to me it seems only logical to try and stop misinformation, big.....
» 11/03/2015 10:34:21 AM Dear Paul, Both major political parties have a lot to answer regarding children in detent.....
» 10/03/2015 6:10:37 PM Dear Jay, Just complaining about things doesn't achieve anything - except perhaps justify.....
» 10/03/2015 6:05:19 PM Ben Eltham writes that if governments want to address home affordability there's several t.....
» 10/03/2015 5:23:12 PM I think that most ordinary, decent people, would probably have thought that celebrating &.....
» 10/03/2015 4:59:27 PM Dear Is Mise, Equating Islam with Jihadi terrorists means equating the beliefs of 1.5 bil.....
» 10/03/2015 4:56:05 PM Dear Nathan, I can't argue with your logic......
» 10/03/2015 3:36:17 PM Dear Nathan, Before you write to the ABC - you should be aware that last night's program .....
» 10/03/2015 3:12:07 PM Dear Graham, Treasurer Joe Hockey has to raise all sorts of prospects in his attempts tow.....
» 10/03/2015 2:20:57 PM Dear rehctub, It's a natural thing I guess to be wary of anything that's different from t.....
» 10/03/2015 1:02:46 PM Dear Suse, I forgot to add that I will try to get hold of Roxane Gay's book - "Bad F.....
» 10/03/2015 12:48:17 PM Dear Suse, It was an interesting show and covered quite a range of issues from the gender.....
» 10/03/2015 10:18:40 AM Dear snake, Working hard is a given in our family. We've always done that. However we do .....
» 10/03/2015 10:00:56 AM "Q and A," celebrated "International Women's Day," last night and as o.....
» 9/03/2015 5:08:04 PM Twenty four year old Harry Potter actress and UN Ambassador Emma Watson - is one of many y.....
» 9/03/2015 4:39:44 PM Dear Hassie, I'm not worried about my grandchildren. I am proud of the way my sons and t.....
» 9/03/2015 2:09:46 PM Dear Bazz, No it's not Jell Park. Although that's also a lovely area. Dear David F., Y.....
» 9/03/2015 1:54:54 PM "Q and A," is a talk show - but not the usual talk show where the host of the sh.....
» 9/03/2015 1:05:16 PM I take my grandchildren to a huge park nearby. They have great fun there with other childr.....
» 9/03/2015 9:43:41 AM Dear Suse, I can only speak from my own experience. I grew up in the Western suburbs of S.....
» 8/03/2015 8:04:34 PM I'm finally beginning to understand the reasons for the criticisms of Miriam Margolyes. S.....
» 8/03/2015 2:33:51 PM I drifted off to sleep last night after watching the depressing late news on television. A.....
» 8/03/2015 12:07:05 PM Miriam Margolyes is a veteran of stage and screen. She is an award-winning actress who has.....
» 7/03/2015 7:28:57 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for that. I've also met quite a few politicians of all persuasions in .....
» 7/03/2015 1:48:56 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I am beginning to think that you are pulling our legs in this discu.....
» 6/03/2015 9:11:53 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, No. if Paul was really name calling - it would be a hell of a lo.....
» 6/03/2015 5:48:20 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There you go. You've again proven my point. You've translated what .....
» 6/03/2015 5:27:16 PM Dear Robert, Anybody could have done it. Including the rich Russian oligarchs who have s.....
» 6/03/2015 5:04:02 PM Dear SteeleRedux and Poirot, I think it was Albert Einstein who said - "The differe.....
» 6/03/2015 3:38:34 PM What could Putin gain from the murder of Boris Nemtsov? According to "The Age" .....
» 6/03/2015 3:25:59 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You do have a way with words. However, its best to remember that a.....
» 6/03/2015 1:41:57 PM Dear Shadow Minister, No. Miriam's comment are not racist. But yours are slanderous. And.....
» 6/03/2015 1:14:55 PM Dear Banjo, Thank You for your kind words. I can't seem to be able to access the link yo.....
» 6/03/2015 12:48:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Actually you don't have the right to call her names - without produ.....
» 6/03/2015 12:33:43 PM Dear Paul, As far as our politicians are concerned - Peter Coleman makes the following as.....
» 6/03/2015 12:13:58 PM Dear Paul, We need look no further that our current PM's introduction of dames and knight.....
» 6/03/2015 10:00:35 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm pleased that you do admit to what Senator Brandis said. Becaus.....
» 5/03/2015 6:18:25 PM Dear runner, Your remarks can't be taken too seriously. when all you're doing is indulgin.....
» 5/03/2015 5:48:10 PM Dear runner, Our language reflects our view of the world and so it is always changing. Ne.....
» 5/03/2015 4:18:56 PM The science and technology of medicine is transforming the treatment of the diseased and t.....
» 5/03/2015 3:46:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Let me get this straight. You're calling Miriam Margoyles a bigot. .....
» 5/03/2015 2:51:39 PM cont'd ... As for the people on "Q and A?" Of course we're not always going to.....
» 5/03/2015 2:39:56 PM Dear runner, I should have clarified things a bit more. I've used the wrong terminology. .....
» 5/03/2015 12:30:30 PM I've said it before and I'll say it again - the art of reasoned, intelligent argument is a.....
» 5/03/2015 12:11:53 PM Lets take a look at the facts folks. We're told by quite a few commentators that - Tony .....
» 4/03/2015 9:14:46 AM Just letting you guys know that I'm taking a short break (for personal reasons) from the f.....
» 4/03/2015 8:20:54 AM We need to make a distinction between graffitti street art, and tagging - which is signatu.....
» 3/03/2015 10:26:11 PM There are so many books written on the topic of graffitti and one that might be of interes.....
» 3/03/2015 6:33:09 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, "Criticising Israel is not anti-Semitic and saying so is vi.....
» 3/03/2015 6:25:17 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Why such an outburst against BAFTA Award Winner and calling-a-sp.....
» 3/03/2015 4:36:43 PM How can anyone expect young people to be normal, balanced and healthy-minded when their el.....
» 3/03/2015 4:14:08 PM Here's something you might enjoy. Taken from the Sunday Telegraph 1974: "Guess what'.....
» 3/03/2015 3:12:26 PM Interesting thoughts and a good mix of opinions. Many seem to feel that "if it ain't.....
» 3/03/2015 1:32:01 PM Our Prime ministers have been quite a "licorice all sorts" kind of bunch. They'v.....
» 3/03/2015 12:01:32 PM Dear runner, Wonderful to hear. Best to stay positive - it's better for your health......
» 3/03/2015 10:20:21 AM Dear Poirot, I understand very well how you feel. I've had to go away many times - and si.....
» 2/03/2015 8:06:39 PM I've just come back again to this discussion and goodness me - it looks like its turning i.....
» 2/03/2015 7:05:56 PM Dear runner, I won't say anything more on Mr Abbott. It's all been said - and now its up .....
» 2/03/2015 6:29:00 PM What appeals to me about the Presidential system is the fact that there's a stronger separ.....
» 2/03/2015 12:33:04 PM I forgot to add that we saw "graffitti art" in Mexico on sides of buildings whic.....
» 2/03/2015 12:18:47 PM I've got to confess I love graffitti art. But then I love any form of self-expression as l.....
» 2/03/2015 12:06:12 PM Wow! So many great arguments are now finally coming forward. Thank You. You've all raised .....
» 2/03/2015 10:01:43 AM Dear David F., Thank You for coming into this discussion. You have stated the arguments f.....
» 2/03/2015 9:55:41 AM Dear 579, It looks like our posts passed each other. Thanks for coming into a discussion .....
» 2/03/2015 9:39:24 AM It doesn't look like this discussion is going to take off so I'd like to thank those who d.....
» 1/03/2015 8:20:55 PM I have seen a very close family friend suffer in great pain for several months before she .....
» 1/03/2015 6:04:34 PM Dear Platy, I hope that much has changed regarding our Indigenous People in many respects.....
» 1/03/2015 5:53:29 PM I threw in this topic for discussion not because I want this to be a proxy for a reheated .....
» 1/03/2015 4:18:33 PM Dear Platy, Who am I to give advice to anyone - either you or Poirot? I am barely capabl.....
» 1/03/2015 3:29:14 PM The fact is that Tony Abbott was not chosen by the people of Australia but by the Liberal .....
» 1/03/2015 2:42:28 PM Dear Platy, Thank You......
» 1/03/2015 2:41:03 PM Dear rehctub, I've just come across a website that might be of some interest. There's a c.....
» 1/03/2015 1:46:03 PM Dear rehctub, I don't know the precise circumstances of your colleague and his partner an.....
» 1/03/2015 10:10:55 AM This discussion for me - has now run its course. I'd like to Thank all who took the time t.....
» 28/02/2015 10:02:47 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, The Macquarie Dictionary is very selective about the words it ch.....
» 28/02/2015 7:27:51 PM Dear runner, The Macquarie Dictionary chooses the "Word Of The Year," annually......
» 28/02/2015 5:04:10 PM Why is Tony Abbott and his government wrong? Firstly the Commission did not politically t.....
» 28/02/2015 4:36:54 PM I got the idea for this discussion from columnist Virginia Trioli's recent article in the .....
» 28/02/2015 3:01:29 PM otb, Why do you keep addressing your posts to me. I don't read them any longer. You've b.....
» 28/02/2015 12:53:49 PM Dear Banjo, How many generations will it take for things to change? Changes are happening.....
» 28/02/2015 10:17:43 AM Dear Yuyutsu, A few years ago I read an interesting article reprinted in The Age by Phill.....
» 28/02/2015 9:50:27 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the additional information. I have a feeling that histor.....
» 27/02/2015 7:10:32 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Predicting anything in politics is risky at the best of times. T.....
» 27/02/2015 6:54:13 PM Dear Banjo, Some people are going to break our laws and keep things hidden no matter what.....
» 27/02/2015 3:22:04 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Tony Abbott has proven that he cannot achieve the impossible, th.....
» 27/02/2015 3:01:58 PM Forced marriage is a basic contravention of children's rights as has been pointed out. Ch.....
» 27/02/2015 11:05:50 AM I am somewhat wary of sweeping statements and generalisations, they're often signs of irra.....
» 27/02/2015 10:37:20 AM Dear SteeleRedux, I find it very disturbing that on the international stage Australia is .....
» 27/02/2015 9:37:01 AM Hugh de Kretser writing for The Age points out that: The Commission handed the government.....
» 27/02/2015 9:24:42 AM I will quote from a previous site I gave earlier - "President of the Human Rights Co.....
» 26/02/2015 9:06:46 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your thoughts. No, there is no animosity towards you. How.....
» 26/02/2015 4:59:15 PM Dear Poirot, I skipped over the negative things O Sung Wu said about me. I know that he's.....
» 26/02/2015 3:09:36 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Bless your heart. That's the O Sung Wu - I thought I knew. BTW: - your .....
» 26/02/2015 2:48:08 PM Dear Platy, Some Chinese products maybe adequate but the majority are inferior. We bought.....
» 26/02/2015 2:29:19 PM The following site may help clarify the question about the United Nations and Australia: .....
» 26/02/2015 11:46:46 AM Dear Poirot, I can't do much about the personal attacks. I could answer them point by poi.....
» 25/02/2015 9:36:27 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Since I began writing for this forum I have tried to present facts and in.....
» 25/02/2015 7:22:49 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Here is another link that may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/news.....
» 25/02/2015 6:23:34 PM Dear O Sung Wu, This is a public forum. You are at liberty to draw whatever conclusions y.....
» 25/02/2015 4:02:58 PM Dear runner, Wrong again - nobody is "poopin" on anybody. Except perhaps - your.....
» 25/02/2015 3:39:33 PM Dear Poirot, Articles in our major newspapers, and opinion polls - all agree that the &qu.....
» 25/02/2015 1:29:10 PM It is a proven fact that "detaining children has never been necessary to stop the boa.....
» 25/02/2015 1:09:03 PM It is interesting to read the various opinions on this subject. However, according to Prof.....
» 25/02/2015 11:28:07 AM Here's a few thoughts from link I cited earlier in which - Prof. Ben Saul, Professor of In.....
» 24/02/2015 9:21:49 PM I cannot understand the Abbott Government's furious reaction to the Australian Human Righ.....
» 24/02/2015 5:53:41 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Rhys Jones stated on another discussion - "Simply labelling an organ.....
» 24/02/2015 10:53:33 AM Dear O Sung Wu, I do not see myself as the "font of all information," on any gi.....
» 24/02/2015 10:28:00 AM Dear George, Thank You for your input. As always - well reasoned and greatly appreciated.....
» 24/02/2015 10:24:20 AM Dear LEGO, You appear to be more interested in condemnation and punishment than in explan.....
» 23/02/2015 7:06:26 PM otb, What kind of circles do you move in that you can proclaim to know so much about &quo.....
» 23/02/2015 6:46:59 PM Dear LEGO, I see you're back to your usual style of posting. And, here I thought we could.....
» 23/02/2015 5:46:38 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Kindly go back and re-read my posts. I am tired of repeating it. The infa.....
» 23/02/2015 4:51:33 PM cont'd ... Why am I defending David Hicks. I'm not. I am merely correcting the misinfor.....
» 23/02/2015 4:47:36 PM Dear O Sung Wu, My reference to your previous profession was simply my assumption that as.....
» 23/02/2015 3:42:04 PM Dear Jayb, I can't argue with what you've written. And I loved your jibe. ;-) Dear Plat.....
» 23/02/2015 3:34:49 PM Dear runner, Fairytales have provided children with some excellent role models - as I'm s.....
» 23/02/2015 2:37:52 PM otb, Are you for real? Blaming "Leftists" again. Goodness me, - can't you com.....
» 23/02/2015 2:31:00 PM poor runner! Keep trying - perhaps one day you'll actually say something intelligent......
» 23/02/2015 2:28:56 PM otb, Same old tactics I see. More of the same tired routine - blaming those "immora.....
» 23/02/2015 2:09:44 PM Dear O Sung Wu, What David Hicks was charged with in the Military Commissions hearing was.....
» 23/02/2015 2:00:27 PM Dear Jayb, Now you're making fun of me. But that's allright. Decisions about capital p.....
» 23/02/2015 1:50:57 PM Dear Craig, The men in uniform that we have known - were always rather quiet in their co.....
» 23/02/2015 1:41:15 PM Dear George, The following link may be of interest: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/.....
» 23/02/2015 1:21:28 PM Dear Platy, Many of us could certainly use an education on a variety of subjects, that's .....
» 23/02/2015 1:09:32 PM Dear Platy, Ah, yes - your mum must have been familiar with Marcellinus Ammianus who stat.....
» 23/02/2015 11:11:47 AM Dear LEGO, I have no way of knowing what Australian soldiers would think of my stance reg.....
» 23/02/2015 10:33:28 AM The Climate Council - an Independent organisation funded in the wake of the Abbott Governm.....
» 23/02/2015 10:16:04 AM Dear David F., Historically the lands between SW border of Lithuania and the Vistula Rive.....
» 23/02/2015 9:50:56 AM Dear Philip S., Crimea was part of Russia? Really? Just like the Baltic States? Chec.....
» 22/02/2015 9:51:47 PM Dear Warmair, President Obama is considering providing weapons to the Ukraine - keep in m.....
» 22/02/2015 9:38:51 PM otb, You've always criticised the sources that I have used and yet when the failings of y.....
» 22/02/2015 7:01:30 PM otb, What's your point? David Hicks has never been accused of hurting anyone, participat.....
» 22/02/2015 6:50:02 PM otb, Citing from News Corp's Columnists Piers Akerman's column in The Daily Telegraph sma.....
» 22/02/2015 6:31:48 PM otb, Go back and read the link given by Arjay. One of the men is wearing slippers......
» 22/02/2015 5:35:03 PM This is getting ridiculous. There is plenty of evidence on the web - all one has to do it .....
» 22/02/2015 1:49:59 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Of course it is perfectly legitimate (indeed crucial - it seems) fo.....
» 22/02/2015 1:33:24 PM Rfrosty, If you were to Google the photographs of David Hicks holding the RPG you would a.....
» 22/02/2015 11:52:12 AM otb, Once again you bring forth your tired old arguments. How can one possibly have any d.....
» 22/02/2015 11:35:38 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, Regarding Man Haron Monis - the man that even the press describe.....
» 22/02/2015 11:21:31 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, Regarding David Hicks? You have quite a few facts wrong. David .....
» 22/02/2015 10:47:52 AM Dear LEGO, Prime Minister John Howard, Attorney General Philip Ruddock and Foreign Affai.....
» 21/02/2015 11:32:19 PM otb, I'll happily get on a plane - after you. Then we can both share our experiences. I'l.....
» 21/02/2015 11:28:42 PM otb, You should avoid repeating smears against individuals who were merely deemed suspect.....
» 21/02/2015 6:44:15 PM otb, You have no way of knowing the extent of my knowledge on any subject. You are merely.....
» 21/02/2015 6:21:32 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I was referring to Craig Thomson and runner's attack on Labor. As .....
» 21/02/2015 6:18:14 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Monis was a mentally disturbed individual. A one-of case - known.....
» 21/02/2015 6:02:36 PM Dear runner, There's enough hatred in the world without any of us having to add to it......
» 21/02/2015 2:03:09 PM I suppose that its now beside the point that one of the suspected "King Pins" be.....
» 21/02/2015 1:50:26 PM Dear Jayb, That is precisely why I use a variety of sources not only the Main Stream Medi.....
» 21/02/2015 12:51:10 PM Dear Craig, Runner is not going to be phased by any of our remarks. After all he's convin.....
» 21/02/2015 12:45:30 PM otb, Since when have you become such an expert on Indonesia. And where is the evidence of.....
» 21/02/2015 12:37:12 PM Dear runner, Is that the best you can come up with to blame Labor. Labor supported the ma.....
» 20/02/2015 5:31:04 PM Dear Plantagenet, It is perfectly legitimate, indeed crucial, as Antony Loewenstein point.....
» 20/02/2015 5:13:03 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I agree, let's not kid ourselves. David Hicks spent nearly six year.....
» 20/02/2015 4:37:53 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Your words have touched my heart and given me hope. Well done! We n.....
» 20/02/2015 4:21:29 PM Dear rehctub, They were not regarded as "terrorists" until after 9/11 - and the.....
» 20/02/2015 2:30:31 PM Gentlemen, Lets examine the facts. Amnesty International to this day maintains that Hick.....
» 20/02/2015 12:55:30 PM Antony Loewenstein points out that - it is perfectly legitimate to ask David Hicks tough q.....
» 20/02/2015 9:23:16 AM Dear rehctub, Good on You! Here's wishing you all the success possible. People like your.....
» 20/02/2015 9:19:13 AM Dear runner, Sweeping generalisations don't do you any credit. Please back them up with e.....
» 20/02/2015 9:15:02 AM Dear rehctub, The man - Man Haron Monis - who was responsible for the Sydney seige had s.....
» 19/02/2015 9:06:40 PM Dear rehctub, I am very fussy about my food products. I have a local green-grocer that I.....
» 19/02/2015 8:59:23 PM otb, The BBC link that I cited for your benefit earlier - is relevant - especially consid.....
» 19/02/2015 5:02:24 PM Dear rehctub, I quoted Dick Smith simply to make a point that we should produce locally a.....
» 19/02/2015 4:53:57 PM otb, This from the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-24830841 Might help you to g.....
» 19/02/2015 3:04:31 PM There are a few facts that are being ignored. As The Australian newspaper has pointed out.....
» 19/02/2015 1:40:17 PM cont'd ... Ooops - Well I goofed well and truly and is my face red. On re-reading the o.....
» 19/02/2015 1:19:43 PM Dear Platypus, David Hicks was cleared of all charges by an American Military Court. As.....
» 19/02/2015 12:56:41 PM Dear Jayb, Capital punishment is not a deterrent. The drug trade will continue regardless.....
» 19/02/2015 12:31:31 PM Dear runner, Logically thinking - you can't blame the "Leftists." If capital pu.....
» 19/02/2015 12:28:27 PM Dear rehctub, I totally agree with you. What bothers me is that - There was a comedy sk.....
» 19/02/2015 10:43:59 AM Dear rehctub, You're right to be concerned about the importation of foods into this count.....
» 19/02/2015 10:33:27 AM Dear rehctub, I'm not sure about your premise - to not interfering in the matters of the .....
» 18/02/2015 1:51:39 PM Dear Jayb, Thanks for that. I've got to admit that I found the article that I found on t.....
» 18/02/2015 12:55:49 PM Dear rehctub, It's always interesting to read what alternative media has to report on any.....
» 18/02/2015 10:30:11 AM otb, You seem to know a great deal about the "uninformed" and "complete id.....
» 17/02/2015 9:28:16 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The following two links may help: http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sh.....
» 17/02/2015 9:16:56 PM Dear rehctub, I'm not so sure. Drug Lords are based in this country and operate successfu.....
» 17/02/2015 9:04:33 PM Dear DreamOn, You certainly have a way with words. "Nauseating," "cow-tow.....
» 17/02/2015 2:36:35 PM otb, You see the world in very rigid and stereotyped terms. Your concepts are far too vag.....
» 17/02/2015 2:05:48 PM Dear A.J, "A well developed sense of humour is the pole that adds balance to your st.....
» 17/02/2015 1:42:31 PM Dear Nathan, Mark Kenny writing for The Sydney Morning Herald tell us that: "The po.....
» 17/02/2015 1:08:52 PM Dear A.J Philips, The issues of our "Judicial" decision making system are compl.....
» 17/02/2015 12:51:36 PM otb, You are making a great deal of assumptions about those Pakistani criminals and what .....
» 17/02/2015 11:01:20 AM It's not only terrorism that should be a concern. We see the pain caused by our ineffectiv.....
» 17/02/2015 10:42:12 AM Dear rehctub, I fully understand your feelings. And you're not alone. Many people feel t.....
» 17/02/2015 10:20:57 AM otb, The overwhelming evidence tells us that child sexual abuse happens daily in institut.....
» 16/02/2015 10:23:36 PM otb, Your claim that these men were not given the licence to abuse does not hold up. They.....
» 16/02/2015 5:34:07 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thank You for sharing your moral judgement with us on this occasion. Some .....
» 16/02/2015 5:16:46 PM Here is another link that may be of interest - on the subject of false passports: http://.....
» 16/02/2015 4:49:21 PM cont'd ... Kindly show me where exactly do I blame the children for what happened to them.....
» 16/02/2015 4:46:55 PM otb, I do not excuse the Pakistani men, neither do the experts that I am quoting. That is.....
» 16/02/2015 3:26:14 PM Dear rehctub, Indonesians have made it quite clear that - "We will not compromise w.....
» 16/02/2015 1:50:14 PM cont'd ... Failures by those charged with protecting children despite reports, despite co.....
» 16/02/2015 1:05:53 PM otb, I shall once again repeat the facts for your benefit - perhaps this time they just m.....
» 16/02/2015 8:31:53 AM otb, Sarfraz Manzoor writing in The New York Times summed it up rather well regarding Rot.....
» 15/02/2015 9:49:02 PM otb, Try re-reading my posts - you will then find out that it isn't me that's saying anyt.....
» 15/02/2015 4:08:51 PM Sarfraz Manzoor writing in The New York Times 16/09/2014 - tells us that: "The grim .....
» 15/02/2015 10:49:55 AM SteeleRedux replied to the question - "Can this scandal happen in Australia? "I.....
» 14/02/2015 10:31:30 PM otb, http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/politics.htm.....
» 14/02/2015 7:16:47 PM Dear Poirot, Desperate is right. When all else fails bring out the wife and daughters. A.....
» 14/02/2015 7:01:26 PM cont'd ... The old PC argument has long lost its value - but wait for it - we'll probably.....
» 14/02/2015 6:45:27 PM Of course the "Me" mentality that's displayed in the previous post is narrow and.....
» 14/02/2015 3:18:36 PM There is indeed ample evidence - as both Banjo and I have continually pointed out in this .....
» 14/02/2015 2:21:02 PM Dear rehctub, Your concerns are really unwarranted. The following link may help clarify .....
» 14/02/2015 2:07:30 PM The truth about child sex abuse in Rotherham is that at the highest level of the local est.....
» 14/02/2015 12:17:21 PM Gentlemen, Tha authorities involved have a great deal to answer for. These were children .....
» 14/02/2015 10:47:51 AM Voters don't like governments lead by zealots who divide and are perceived as bullies. In .....
» 14/02/2015 10:18:40 AM Dear SOG, Thanks for your comments. Yes, what's happened in the UK in Rotherham and thro.....
» 13/02/2015 6:04:54 PM Dear Paul, Here's more on the US think tank who found Tony Abbott as the most incompetent.....
» 13/02/2015 9:02:54 AM Dear Paul, One positive thing to come out of this Sydney shooting has been that now there.....
» 12/02/2015 5:05:43 PM Dear Paul, This current shooting will be investigated by the State Crime Command's (SCC) .....
» 12/02/2015 4:35:10 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your kind words and your understanding. As I stated previou.....
» 12/02/2015 2:25:15 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your understanding and explanations. And for getting what I.....
» 12/02/2015 2:15:46 PM otb, Do you actually read your posts before you send them? All I can do, is politely sug.....
» 12/02/2015 1:46:35 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You for your opinion. Inevitably, all of us are guilty of some measure .....
» 12/02/2015 12:32:46 PM Dear Josephus, We cannot even even begin to calculate the damage these crimes have done t.....
» 12/02/2015 12:06:13 PM All I am doing is simply questioning the current training methods of police officers in re.....
» 12/02/2015 10:05:07 AM Political commentators are unanimous in their critiques of the current Prime Minister. Ti.....
» 12/02/2015 9:44:57 AM Dear Banjo, I am not trying to "downplay" anything. What I am doing is presenti.....
» 11/02/2015 10:44:17 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I am aware that police officers are trained to use deadly force on suspec.....
» 11/02/2015 10:15:57 PM Dear Banjo, The statistics of child sexual abuse for Australia are far higher than in Rot.....
» 11/02/2015 6:13:47 PM Dear runner, The only ones "sucking on the public purse" under the current gove.....
» 11/02/2015 6:10:51 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm sure that the young officer who shot the young girl will be provided .....
» 11/02/2015 5:53:55 PM Dear Hasbeen, You were the one who brought up the question of "Wrong people in the t.....
» 11/02/2015 5:32:23 PM Child abuse in Australia has existed for generations in all states and territories. We hav.....
» 11/02/2015 5:07:05 PM Dear runner, The following link explains quite clearly that "economic comparisons ar.....
» 11/02/2015 3:52:30 PM Dear Hasbeen, How silly of me - here I was thinking that it was the job of police officer.....
» 11/02/2015 3:44:10 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The problem is that the Australian economy has become far too dependent o.....
» 11/02/2015 3:24:22 PM Dear O Sung Wu, In the case of the shooting of the 22 year old girl - wielding a kitchen .....
» 11/02/2015 11:41:02 AM Dear Hasbeen, This reminds me of a quote from the American comedian and actor Will Ferrel.....
» 11/02/2015 11:25:56 AM Dear Poirot, I wouldn't describe Mr Abbott and his front-bench as being "entertainin.....
» 11/02/2015 10:53:53 AM Dear AJ, I guess when the right buttons are pushed we all react - (myself included). Of.....
» 11/02/2015 10:45:01 AM Dear runner, It's time that you and the government stop blaming Labor. The government nee.....
» 10/02/2015 10:14:49 PM Hey guys - this is only an opinion forum afterall. Lighten up. Did you hear about the 2.....
» 10/02/2015 5:42:24 PM Ooooops - my previous comment was meant for Jardine. I forgot to address it to him. Dear .....
» 10/02/2015 5:24:25 PM There you go folks - we've now been given a perfect example of - forming an opinion withou.....
» 10/02/2015 3:21:39 PM otb, Most people in this modern age use whatever alternative media provides alternative i.....
» 10/02/2015 1:46:36 PM Dear 579, Don't take any notice of some people's attempts in trying to divert the failing.....
» 10/02/2015 1:26:01 PM Dear Jay, Absolutely brilliant post. Thank You!.....
» 10/02/2015 1:18:55 PM Dear Alan, Thank You for replying. We should all be concerned with allowing our mainstre.....
» 10/02/2015 9:58:13 AM Dear Alan, The current government keeps stressing their so called "achievements".....
» 9/02/2015 5:28:11 PM Dear Bazz, That's the sad thing. "Meaningless waffle" was what got this curren.....
» 9/02/2015 3:19:24 PM Just to jog some memories ... Peter King on another discussion posted that when former PM.....
» 9/02/2015 3:05:33 PM Dear Hasbeen, I am not convinced that the "no-pursuit" policy should be changed.....
» 9/02/2015 2:57:17 PM Dear Peter, I fully agree - with the man's hypocrisy. It appears that he is determined to.....
» 9/02/2015 12:50:34 PM It's all very well to finger-point - however how about some suggestions as to what should .....
» 9/02/2015 9:41:56 AM Dear Is Mise, Quo vadis? (Where are you going?) "Romam vado iterum cricifigi.".....
» 8/02/2015 10:59:48 PM Dear Hasbeen, According to The Australian newspaper the police chase that you're referrin.....
» 8/02/2015 10:39:06 PM Dear Poirot, I take Joe's "endearments" merely as his style of posting and I do.....
» 8/02/2015 1:36:24 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You. Yes, I think you're right about Francis of Assisi and Constance......
» 8/02/2015 12:10:00 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I agree that the Queensland election was about the LNP (not the Gre.....
» 8/02/2015 10:04:10 AM Politicians cannot tell voters to tighten their belts - and that the "Age of entitlem.....
» 7/02/2015 9:01:55 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Many Muslims are already experiencing the anti-Islam backlash as th.....
» 7/02/2015 8:44:55 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), All I can politely suggest is for you to go back and re-read the cu.....
» 7/02/2015 6:15:37 PM I'm sure that Queenslanders, Victorians, and many others around the country would strongl.....
» 7/02/2015 6:08:32 PM Dear Poirot, I vaguely recall that Constance is an admirer of Francis of Assisi. Perhaps .....
» 7/02/2015 5:33:50 PM Dear JDBris, So what's your point? That being the Queen's husband he deserves to receiv.....
» 7/02/2015 2:08:55 PM Is it any wonder that public opinion currently dictates that the voters have had enough. .....
» 6/02/2015 4:41:33 PM Indonesia has made it quite clear. "We will not compromise with drug syndicates and .....
» 6/02/2015 4:28:34 PM Dear David F., I agree with you - political parties will say whatever it takes to get the.....
» 6/02/2015 1:41:26 PM The decision that the Liberal Party is now faced with is - what do they have to lose in ke.....
» 6/02/2015 1:26:26 PM Dear David F., I would certainly welcome political party campaigns that told the truth to.....
» 6/02/2015 12:57:45 PM cont'd ... And to top it all - wrong answers from the "Catechism" solicited a b.....
» 6/02/2015 12:49:42 PM Dear Shadow Minister, My husband attended Christian Brothers from Grade 4 up to Matricula.....
» 6/02/2015 9:38:53 AM Dear David F., I think that most people would willingly pay higher taxes if it meant that.....
» 4/02/2015 8:35:41 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), IS - is a terrorist organisation. And they behave as one......
» 4/02/2015 1:05:36 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Indonesia has very strict laws and the death penalty for drug smuggling a.....
» 3/02/2015 4:02:02 PM Dear Gaudium, Your point has been made time and time again on this forum - by myself and .....
» 3/02/2015 1:06:00 PM Why do you sneer at what someone wears Why do you abuse them - and even care They do not j.....
» 3/02/2015 12:40:34 PM Dear Hasbeen, Perhaps you need to get out more and tell the frontline staff at the hospit.....
» 3/02/2015 12:18:38 PM Dear Poirot, Mr Abbott at his National Press Club talked about "re-setting the Coali.....
» 3/02/2015 9:48:47 AM Who would have thought that Labor could gain so many seats in Queensland when they started.....
» 2/02/2015 10:16:12 PM I think the Queensland election results were truly amazing. Who would have thought that La.....
» 1/02/2015 1:04:07 PM Dear Poirot, Let us hope that Mr Abbott will do the right thing by the party and himself .....
» 1/02/2015 12:02:26 PM Dear Gaudium, There will always be people who will abuse the system. However, we have to .....
» 1/02/2015 10:07:09 AM [Deleted for abuse.].....
» 1/02/2015 10:03:29 AM Amazing results in the Queensland election. Which just goes to show that when politicians .....
» 31/01/2015 10:18:28 PM http://www.smh.com.au/national/dozens-of-antimuslim-attacks-as-islamic-leaders-warn-of-com.....
» 30/01/2015 10:39:51 PM Dear Poirot, A commentator has pointed out that the PM could have given the Knighthood to.....
» 30/01/2015 10:29:02 PM David Irving is in no position to judge anybody. He isn't qualified to do so. He is not .....
» 30/01/2015 6:05:44 PM For those like Jay who doubt the Memoirs written by notables like Primo Levi, Viktor Frank.....
» 30/01/2015 5:43:12 PM There isn't a newspaper outlet both local and global - who's not covering Prince Philip's .....
» 30/01/2015 1:20:06 PM cont'd ... The same applies to those who try to deny the history of Indigenous-Settler re.....
» 30/01/2015 1:13:27 PM At the end of World War II with the advancement of the British, American, and Russian forc.....
» 29/01/2015 10:20:50 PM Dear Suse, I've just come across an interesting snippet on the web with a writer suggesti.....
» 29/01/2015 7:33:15 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You forgot to mention: Sir Rubert Murdoch Sir John Howard Dame G.....
» 29/01/2015 7:12:53 PM Dear John, If there's money to be made - of course the Americans are going to go for it. .....
» 29/01/2015 2:26:01 PM Dear Poirot, The rumblings have been going on for some time about Mr Abbott's leadership......
» 29/01/2015 2:10:59 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Yes - this topic has certainly digressed as topics tend to do on this for.....
» 29/01/2015 12:49:09 PM Dale Hughes, a Liberal voter from Victoria has written an interesting article for The Dru.....
» 29/01/2015 12:08:56 PM Dear Suse, I agree with the "Herald Sun," - Mr Abbott is "wounded but his .....
» 29/01/2015 10:27:19 AM Dear Suse, He's Tone alone!.....
» 29/01/2015 10:08:58 AM Dear Paul, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn tells us in the Preface, to his book, "The Gula.....
» 29/01/2015 9:48:33 AM Dear Constance, No. what Foxy was suggesting was that had Maureen reported the incident t.....
» 28/01/2015 8:35:11 PM Dear Nathan, Thank you for raising this discussion. The following link may be of interes.....
» 28/01/2015 2:29:07 PM Dear Jay, Stalin admired Hitler, and initially, the two worked hand in hand. Just prior .....
» 28/01/2015 2:08:13 PM Talking about time ... Here's one of my favourites from J.R.R. Tolkien: "I sit besi.....
» 28/01/2015 1:42:43 PM Dear Constance, What do I think of the Danish Psychologists Report? It is quite a concer.....
» 28/01/2015 1:08:38 PM Dear Constance, In this country all Australians are free to follow any religion they choo.....
» 28/01/2015 10:14:55 AM Dear Poirot, Yes that is interesting - and not surprising. No political Party is going to.....
» 28/01/2015 10:06:15 AM Dear Paul, It is important to remember that both the Nazis and the Communists had committ.....
» 28/01/2015 9:53:55 AM Julie Bishop for Prime Minster would be a popular choice!.....
» 28/01/2015 9:49:02 AM A friend just sent me an email of an article written by Ben Eltham which I thought may be .....
» 27/01/2015 10:14:31 PM cont'd ... And believe me - it will be poetic justice! Watch this space!.....
» 27/01/2015 10:12:37 PM Dear Hasbeen, It's not "these lefty women," you have to worry about. It's the s.....
» 27/01/2015 10:01:35 PM Dear Hasbeen, Yes of course it worked for the Popes. But then they went to Confession and.....
» 27/01/2015 3:48:53 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Saving the Country by Saving the Coalition? I don't think so - .....
» 27/01/2015 2:24:37 PM Dear SPQR, Talking about self-esteem ... My husband had a Christian Brothers education -.....
» 27/01/2015 2:16:50 PM Dear Constance, Of course she was not fairly treated no more than us telling Muslim women.....
» 27/01/2015 1:58:21 PM Dear JBower, Please be more specific in your criticisms. Of whom do you speak precisely......
» 27/01/2015 1:52:26 PM Dear SPQR, We should all be concerned about violence in Australia including alcohol and d.....
» 27/01/2015 12:08:16 PM Dear Constance, Theodore Dalrymple writes about his experiences with criminals. He was a.....
» 27/01/2015 11:54:40 AM Dear Paul, Or I could simply pretend that I don't speak English. Funny that. My parents .....
» 27/01/2015 10:51:05 AM Dear Suse, We have only ourselves to blame, and what will be worse is - if we allow it to.....
» 27/01/2015 10:45:44 AM Dear Jay, Now - you're becoming an embarrassment. Go away!.....
» 27/01/2015 10:44:43 AM Dear runner, It's best not to open your mouth and speak about something you know nothing .....
» 27/01/2015 10:41:05 AM Dear David F., "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." Dear Paul, I.....
» 27/01/2015 10:31:47 AM Dear Paul, Hasbeen (Hassie) recommended sometime ago in this discussion that "Austra.....
» 27/01/2015 10:18:51 AM Dear Constance, Perhaps the following link may clarify things for you: http://www.washin.....
» 27/01/2015 9:53:27 AM Dear Jayb, The problem is not Islam - it's all religious fundamentalism. http://www.wash.....
» 26/01/2015 11:06:14 PM I've been reading headlines on the net along the lines of - "Is it April Fool's Day?.....
» 25/01/2015 7:54:17 PM Dear Nathan, I remember reading the autobiography of the Aboriginal activist Margaret Tuc.....
» 25/01/2015 7:42:34 PM Dear Is Mise, I think that you're trying to simplify a complex situation. Let us not forg.....
» 25/01/2015 7:18:02 PM Dear Is Mise, No. You are putting words into my mouth. All I can do is politely suggest .....
» 25/01/2015 6:18:45 PM Dear Is Mise, Why are you deliberately baiting me? I have made my position quite clear. .....
» 25/01/2015 4:50:10 PM Before I leave this discussion I would like to wish everyone a "Happy Australia Day!&.....
» 25/01/2015 4:41:13 PM Dear Hasbeen, You led a sheltered life - in the Navy? Amazing. I can't believe that you.....
» 25/01/2015 4:23:49 PM I would never deliberately demean any different creed, belief, or race. I know what it fe.....
» 25/01/2015 1:38:43 PM If we believe in free speech we cannot only claim it for ourselves and deny it to others i.....
» 25/01/2015 1:21:54 PM Dear Hasbeen, You with small feet? You know what they say about men with small feet? Bu.....
» 25/01/2015 12:58:26 PM cont'd ... Perhaps for a better understanding we need to look at the significance and con.....
» 25/01/2015 12:48:30 PM Dear Banjo, If you believe in freedom of speech then surely you also believe in the right.....
» 25/01/2015 12:26:06 PM Dear Hasbeen, Most Australians would not agree with you. But then again most today have a.....
» 25/01/2015 11:12:11 AM Dick Smith writing in The Age suggests that January 26th could simply be known as "Fi.....
» 25/01/2015 10:18:44 AM Dear George and Craig, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition?".....
» 24/01/2015 9:18:07 PM Dear Craig, Thanks for suggesting - "The Water Diviner," its on my list to see .....
» 24/01/2015 6:00:27 PM cont'd ... It's worth reading the entire article. It ends up by stating that: "Aus.....
» 24/01/2015 5:53:24 PM "We must be the only country in the world that marks it's national day not by celebra.....
» 24/01/2015 2:06:54 PM Dear runner, What do you think made this country so great - and why? And should we change.....
» 24/01/2015 1:19:06 PM Dear Poirot, We are who we are - and that is unique. At least that's what my mum told me......
» 24/01/2015 12:15:41 PM Dear SPQR, Is that the best you can dyou can come up with. Oh dear!.....
» 23/01/2015 9:54:12 PM I forgot at add that David Suchet came to Melbourne to do the play, "The Last Confess.....
» 23/01/2015 9:36:02 PM Dear Poirot and O Sung Wu, David Suchet would make an excellent Lady Bracknell. I've lost.....
» 23/01/2015 9:31:12 PM Dear SPQR, To quote the old adage - "Don't pee on my leg and tell me its raining.&qu.....
» 23/01/2015 5:42:08 PM Dear Cossomby, My husband and I shall be spending Australia Day with my frail, elderly m.....
» 23/01/2015 5:22:24 PM Dear Craig, Yes, I fully agree by all means let's get the discussion happening - and igno.....
» 23/01/2015 3:09:42 PM Dear Is Mise, Here is a link that gives a Summary of Australian Indigenous Health Facts: .....
» 23/01/2015 2:06:06 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your last post and for fully understanding the points that .....
» 23/01/2015 1:59:27 PM Dear Is Mise, I wonder how the Irish would feel if their history would be totally re-writ.....
» 23/01/2015 1:53:13 PM Dear SPQR, And who do, "The Australian," "Daily Telegraph," "Her.....
» 23/01/2015 1:42:31 PM Dear otb, Me, stuck in a time-warp? On the contrary. The historian, Henry Reynolds expl.....
» 23/01/2015 1:31:14 PM Dear Bazz, I believe that the Aborigines will survive - afterall the Jews have for many c.....
» 23/01/2015 1:08:10 PM Dear Spindoc, Most of us are always "bending over backwards," trying to be acc.....
» 23/01/2015 12:57:07 PM Dear Cossomby, I had forgotten that January 1st was already taken as New Years Day, and a.....
» 23/01/2015 12:44:05 PM Dear Bazz, To many Australians - especially younger ones - Australia Day is merely a holi.....
» 23/01/2015 10:31:20 AM Dear Craig, The following link gives another perspective to this issue and explains in gr.....
» 22/01/2015 9:33:50 PM Dear otb, You are so incredibly well informed. I cannot argue with you for you have all .....
» 22/01/2015 9:15:05 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The following link explains some of the problems you've raised and what s.....
» 22/01/2015 7:10:05 PM Dear Constance, That comment of yours bleached my hair. (smile). Dear Joe and SPQR: Jus.....
» 22/01/2015 6:59:35 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The following link may be of interest: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/educat.....
» 22/01/2015 6:35:16 PM Dear otb, Still attempting to divert this discussion. Once again I shall politely set th.....
» 22/01/2015 5:32:50 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I don't buy that. It's the wrong attitude. Nothing would have ever be ac.....
» 22/01/2015 5:17:02 PM We celebrate "Australia Day," on the 26th January each year and for some people .....
» 22/01/2015 2:43:08 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The point of this discussion is to teach youngsters to learn to be consid.....
» 22/01/2015 12:34:32 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for your good advice......
» 22/01/2015 11:05:23 AM Dear Poirot, It's rather strange all this talk about "the devil." The principal.....
» 22/01/2015 10:51:27 AM cont'd ... Now that folks, - is an example of good manners. Incidents like these are not.....
» 22/01/2015 10:44:01 AM Dear otb, Thank You so much for your obvious concern and advice. It is deeply appreciat.....
» 22/01/2015 10:28:36 AM Gentlemen, Thank You for the valid points you've raised and I certainly don't have the an.....
» 22/01/2015 10:24:06 AM Dear Constance, People tend to see the world from a viewpoint of subjectivity - an interp.....
» 21/01/2015 11:08:37 PM Dear Nathan, Your suggestion of young Muslims being influenced by famous people in Austra.....
» 21/01/2015 7:22:05 PM Dear otb, Well, fancy that. I have referred to Dr Ginott in the past - and even gave the.....
» 21/01/2015 7:00:00 PM cont'd ... Dear Craig, As to why? Well just a guess - but some people tend to think in .....
» 21/01/2015 6:47:55 PM Dear Constance, You were the one who made the comment to me about liking fairy-tales. I m.....
» 21/01/2015 2:43:15 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that part of my daily job is also being a detective! ;-).....
» 21/01/2015 2:41:14 PM Dear Poirot, We've got quite a lot in common. ;-).....
» 21/01/2015 2:38:59 PM Dear Poirot, A teachers skills play an important part in a child's education and yes - ma.....
» 21/01/2015 2:16:26 PM Dear otb, Thank You for your opinion. I have a brother who's a school principal. Cheers.....
» 21/01/2015 1:21:21 PM Dear rehctub, I's not about teachers questioning children's manners. It's about teaching .....
» 21/01/2015 12:14:12 PM Dear Constance, I like stories that are marvellous, humourous, powerful, disturbing, illu.....
» 21/01/2015 10:20:05 AM Dear otb, I meant to add that "thou protests to much, methinks." If you are so.....
» 21/01/2015 10:08:16 AM Dear otb, You were the one who brought up the kids where "slut walks, welfare depend.....
» 20/01/2015 10:07:43 PM Dear Jayb, So you want to ban all Muslims from Western countries? Why? By passing laws .....
» 20/01/2015 12:43:56 PM Dear SPQR, I'm so pleased that you liked the poem. It's one of my favourites amongst a co.....
» 20/01/2015 12:21:49 PM Dear Poirot, I'm sure you're a favourite. I should explain that - Joe and I go back qui.....
» 20/01/2015 11:27:13 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for your reply. We may not always agree - however you al.....
» 20/01/2015 11:24:07 AM Dear otb, Thank You for the two links that you've cited from The Guardian and its reporti.....
» 20/01/2015 9:23:47 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The editors of newspapers in the UK decided not to re-print the car.....
» 19/01/2015 9:19:12 PM Dear otb, Thank You for the link. I've also made a note of her book. I shall try to get .....
» 19/01/2015 8:30:04 PM Dear runner, I would have called the Manager. The staff should have done it. A loud and.....
» 19/01/2015 8:19:12 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, The answer is not as simple as many who have entered this debate wou.....
» 19/01/2015 8:10:27 PM Dear otb, What I am taking seriously is the topic of this discussion. Ben Pobjie is a sat.....
» 19/01/2015 5:55:20 PM Dear SPQR, Seeing that you referred to me as - "Foxy-tales," you might enjoy th.....
» 19/01/2015 5:21:18 PM Oh dear. Look folks, one poster has even stooped to name calling reminds me of "Ques.....
» 19/01/2015 5:05:10 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Much has been written and said on this topic. However the key quest.....
» 19/01/2015 1:19:00 PM Dear Poirot, Oh dear. Loudmouth displayed his nasty speech impediment... his foot......
» 19/01/2015 1:01:38 PM Dear otb, Thank You so much for raising the subject of "political ideology." Th.....
» 19/01/2015 12:24:03 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You. I'm pleased that we agree on this issue. Dear O Sung Wu, Yes, we.....
» 19/01/2015 12:09:43 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the extra information. It's always interesting to learn .....
» 19/01/2015 10:01:38 AM Dear Constance, I've just read your advice to me to - "expand" my mind. I'll ce.....
» 19/01/2015 9:43:43 AM cont'd ... I'll repeat what I've written in the past: Every parent I know lives with the.....
» 19/01/2015 9:10:33 AM Dear Poirot, I totally agree. It starts in the family home where children learn not only .....
» 18/01/2015 5:49:39 PM Thank You for all your comments. With parents and children busier today than ever before .....
» 18/01/2015 8:37:32 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Don't pay any attention to SPQR - he's simply stirring. He enjoys i.....
» 17/01/2015 7:24:59 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), A bigot - is classed as one who is strongly partial to one's own gr.....
» 17/01/2015 7:08:25 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I couldn't finish reading everything about Mr Archibald. It was too horri.....
» 17/01/2015 6:52:31 PM Apparently newspaper editors in the UK agree with the Pope. The following link explains: .....
» 17/01/2015 5:12:12 PM Dear Constance, Could you supply us with evidence on your stats. And what percentage of M.....
» 17/01/2015 4:58:40 PM cont'd ... Perhaps this link may clarify things for you: http://newmatilda.com/2015/01/1.....
» 17/01/2015 4:50:21 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thanks for quoting me.(cute). However, you need to read the link I.....
» 17/01/2015 4:45:39 PM I have just come across an article taken from The Age, written in 2006 in which then Feder.....
» 17/01/2015 4:16:01 PM cont'd ... Let's try that link again: http://newmatilda.com/2015/01/12/charlie-hebdo-ble.....
» 17/01/2015 3:27:36 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'd like you to read the following link: http://newmatilda.com/201.....
» 17/01/2015 1:10:20 PM Dear David F., Thank You for sharing your experiences. I learn so much from you. And fo.....
» 17/01/2015 1:04:55 PM Dear O Sung Wu, We have many examples of unexplained phenomena. And to totally deny the p.....
» 17/01/2015 12:56:50 PM Dear Poirot, I don't blame you. Serves me right for trying to be facetious. I should ha.....
» 17/01/2015 12:06:27 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I think this discussion is going great. Much better than I thought .....
» 17/01/2015 11:15:20 AM Dear Poirot, I buy it for my mum - she's in an aged care facility and shares it with her .....
» 17/01/2015 11:11:25 AM Dear Poirot, I suspect the problem with these guys is their age, education, and upbringin.....
» 17/01/2015 11:06:26 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Wow - you actually read The Australian Women's Weekly? Good on you.....
» 17/01/2015 10:23:40 AM Dear spindoc, You asked for critical analysis - here's something that may help: http://w.....
» 17/01/2015 10:20:52 AM Dear David F., The following link may be of interest: http://www.convictcreations.com/re.....
» 16/01/2015 8:22:22 PM Dear Hasbeen, I'm so pleased that you've understood the point of this discussion. Thank Y.....
» 16/01/2015 2:51:25 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The central issue in the Bolt judgement was not whether Mr Bolt's a.....
» 16/01/2015 1:25:36 PM Dear Spindoc, You raised the topic of 18C - I found the following on the web - that may b.....
» 16/01/2015 1:02:25 PM Dear phanto, Having raised this topic for people to discuss I feel obliged to respond to.....
» 16/01/2015 12:55:51 PM Dear spindoc, The first link that I gave in my opening post was meant only as a tongue-in.....
» 16/01/2015 12:19:53 PM Dear Poirot, You've raised a valid point about the line - "We've boundless plains to.....
» 16/01/2015 12:08:14 PM Dear Phanto, This topic seems to come up prior to every Australia Day - I've raised it in.....
» 16/01/2015 11:59:18 AM Dear Jayb, Thank You. Yes I wrote it a few years ago......
» 16/01/2015 10:45:06 AM Dear Suse, I agree with you - being Australian to me means feeling privileged not only to.....
» 16/01/2015 10:00:25 AM Dear spindoc, What a pity that all you're seeing is negativity and trying to bring me dow.....
» 16/01/2015 9:42:38 AM I had a dream the earth was red Its charred remains cried out and bled Nothing was living .....
» 15/01/2015 8:12:21 PM With "Australia Day," just around the corner I thought it might be interesting t.....
» 15/01/2015 7:28:01 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The laws would still apply in the future. Unless they are gotten rid of - w.....
» 15/01/2015 5:03:53 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The reason why Andrew Bolt was prosecuted was because Justice Morde.....
» 15/01/2015 4:48:57 PM Dear Yuyutsu, A not for profit organisation in order to continue with its tax exemptions .....
» 15/01/2015 4:43:50 PM Dear SPQR, So pleased to hear that you have friends......
» 15/01/2015 3:54:37 PM Dear SPQR, Not at all. I use a variety of sources as you well know. "New Matilda&quo.....
» 15/01/2015 3:31:55 PM Dear SPQR, How about your trying to contribute something productive and constructive to d.....
» 15/01/2015 3:20:05 PM cont'd ... The following link may help: http://www.australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-.....
» 15/01/2015 3:08:53 PM Dear rehctub, I'm not sure what the rules are for non-profit organisations concerning th.....
» 15/01/2015 2:54:13 PM Dear Crowie, Here's an interesting article that backs up what you're saying - it might be.....
» 15/01/2015 2:47:24 PM Dear Crowie, It is all deception - that's politics. Sad - but true. I don't like the term.....
» 15/01/2015 1:03:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I disagree with your claim that you could be punished under section.....
» 15/01/2015 10:06:28 AM cont'd ... I've just noticed that I've been mis-spelling your surname. My apologies. Good.....
» 15/01/2015 10:04:07 AM Dear Banjo Patterson, Thank You for your response. I truly enjoy productive and construct.....
» 14/01/2015 6:23:58 PM Dear SteeleRedux. I think there is a difference between attending a funeral and holding u.....
» 14/01/2015 6:03:50 PM otb, Let me get this straight - you know what I think better than I do. Hmmm. In that cas.....
» 14/01/2015 12:56:06 PM otb, I read quite a variety of sources and chose the ones I thought appropriate in respon.....
» 14/01/2015 11:04:05 AM Dear SteeleRedux, The case of the man who wrote those letters to the families of deceased.....
» 14/01/2015 10:52:05 AM Dear Banjo Patterson, A few things need to be cleared up. Firstly - yes the Christian Pr.....
» 14/01/2015 10:34:25 AM otb, Australian standards require livestock to be rendered unconscious and insensible to .....
» 13/01/2015 9:07:19 PM One of the major points raised on the news recently, and one which the Premier has been ma.....
» 13/01/2015 8:58:01 PM Dear otb, We should all be grateful that we have a secular government in this country an.....
» 13/01/2015 8:55:32 PM Dear Rhian, Thank You for your comments. I think that the Charlie Hebdo cartoons would b.....
» 13/01/2015 6:01:20 PM Thank You for the interesting comments. I've just come across the following link that pre.....
» 13/01/2015 1:30:26 PM Dear Rhian, The following link may be of interest to you and others in this discussion. I.....
» 13/01/2015 1:20:38 PM Dear George, This may be of interest to you. It's taken from the New York Post: "F.....
» 12/01/2015 8:09:27 PM Dear Jayb, You are beginning to sound like a nutter. And I get the distinct impression th.....
» 12/01/2015 7:12:42 PM Dear Jayb, You should substitute the word "Islamists" with either "fundame.....
» 12/01/2015 7:04:46 PM Dear Rhian, Thank You for your kind words and your insight. I agree if we're not going t.....
» 12/01/2015 6:56:40 PM Dear Poirot, Don't pay too much attention to the criticisms hurled at you by people on th.....
» 12/01/2015 3:11:11 PM Dear George, I agree with Poirot - this has opened up a can of worms. I also agree with .....
» 12/01/2015 2:57:09 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I've watched various films from "Rosemary's Baby," to the ".....
» 12/01/2015 2:42:10 PM Dear Jayb, Most scholars agree on one thing - the DNA of early Judaism,Christianity and I.....
» 12/01/2015 2:11:00 PM Dear SPQR, Well, I guess the bottom line is - there's not much substance to you at all. .....
» 12/01/2015 1:33:25 PM Dear SPQR, Do you have anything of substance to contribute to the topic of this discussio.....
» 12/01/2015 11:47:56 AM Dear O Sung Wu, If one believes in the "forces of good," then on the law of ave.....
» 12/01/2015 11:35:13 AM Dear Jayb, Neither Poirot, myself, or anyone else, that I know of on this forum have ever.....
» 11/01/2015 7:27:06 PM The British actor also tweeted the following in response: "Publish a Charlie Hebdo c.....
» 11/01/2015 6:33:14 PM Dear otb, Thanks for that. I also agree with Stephen Fry......
» 11/01/2015 6:30:08 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for the link. Middle East Commentator Juan Cole pointed out that .....
» 11/01/2015 12:48:43 PM Dear Arjay, Do you really believe that Bush and or Cheney will ever be called to account .....
» 10/01/2015 7:31:42 PM I have been watching the news daily ever since gunmen have attacked the offices of French .....
» 10/01/2015 5:35:47 PM The Brisbane Times tells us that Labor faces an uphill battle to win office on January 31s.....
» 10/01/2015 5:18:16 PM Dear David F., Why does American money (coins and paper currency) declare, "In God w.....
» 10/01/2015 4:58:55 PM Dear David F., Thank You again for the information concerning the US. It shall be interes.....
» 10/01/2015 1:33:09 PM Dear David F., Thank You. You've told me things I did not know about the US. I had alwa.....
» 10/01/2015 12:25:03 PM Dear George, My apologies - I'm going to repeat some of what I've written in the past (a .....
» 10/01/2015 11:13:33 AM Dear David F., Your grandmother must have been a very lovely woman to have had such an im.....
» 10/01/2015 9:48:31 AM Thank You for sharing your thoughts and your experiences - many of which are very moving a.....
» 9/01/2015 5:59:56 PM Dear Poirot, My heart goes out to you regarding your child. Who knows how any of us will .....
» 9/01/2015 4:41:37 PM Dear runner, Thank You for your explanations - on the differences between relgion and Chr.....
» 9/01/2015 4:20:50 PM Dear Ponde, People when they're afraid and desperate seek help wherever they can......
» 9/01/2015 12:24:16 PM Thank You for the great responses and a great big Welcome back Houellie. It's good to have.....
» 9/01/2015 9:44:39 AM JE SUIS CHARLIE +3......
» 9/01/2015 9:40:15 AM Dear Banjo Patterson, Thank You for your kind words. And your well reasoned and logical .....
» 8/01/2015 10:12:32 PM Dear Is Mise, I don't duck. However seeing as you ask so nicely and politely - I shall re.....
» 8/01/2015 7:46:15 PM A friend of ours has recently been diagnosed with cancer. A growth was discovered in her h.....
» 8/01/2015 7:26:24 PM Dear Is Mise, They actually list the languages in the link. Go back and try reading the r.....
» 8/01/2015 5:03:34 PM Dear Is Mise and O Sung Wu, The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority .....
» 8/01/2015 12:44:59 PM May I politely suggest that the link I gave by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Re.....
» 8/01/2015 9:57:00 AM Good Morning Everyone, I raised the topic of "Should Asian Languages be mandatory in.....
» 7/01/2015 7:24:03 PM Dear Yabby and Is Mise, Your posts have raised some very valid points. Thank You both. I.....
» 7/01/2015 4:48:59 PM Dear Jay, I've travelled all over the world and have never had the experience you've desc.....
» 7/01/2015 4:45:51 PM Dear Yabby, The link I gave was from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting A.....
» 7/01/2015 3:12:32 PM Sweeping statements and generalisations have no place in discussions. They must be backed .....
» 7/01/2015 11:25:52 AM Oooops - my mistake - the link should read: http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/australias-for.....
» 7/01/2015 11:22:39 AM Dear Banjo Patterson, I agree with your take on government involvement in language teachi.....
» 6/01/2015 8:42:18 PM Dear Banjo Patterson, Thank You so much for your post. I was becoming somewhat dishearte.....
» 6/01/2015 9:26:10 AM Australian school children would be required to learn an Asian language under a proposal .....
» 5/01/2015 2:41:44 PM Dear David, I guess all this proves is that sweeping generalisations don't allow for indi.....
» 5/01/2015 2:15:17 PM Thanks everyone for your comments and the sharing of your experiences. Doctors were not ab.....
» 5/01/2015 1:00:07 PM Dear David, Thank You for your explanation. I can see that I shall have to do a bit more.....
» 5/01/2015 12:26:15 PM Dear Bazz, The following link may help answer a few questions: http://en.wikipedia.org/w.....
» 5/01/2015 12:09:45 PM Talking about "natural therapies," can someone explain to me why chiropractics, .....
» 5/01/2015 10:05:16 AM Happy New Year Everyone! I would like to raise the topic of teaching Asian Languages in o.....
» 4/01/2015 5:41:38 PM Dear O Sung Wu, If we can remove the chance of even one person not succeeding in their de.....
» 4/01/2015 3:39:09 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I can't understand the mentality of some people either - on many issues. .....
» 4/01/2015 1:30:36 PM Dear Is Mise, Here's what our former Prime Minister had to say about gun control - concer.....
» 4/01/2015 1:17:07 PM Dear Is Mise, The relationship between gun legislation, or lack of, and gun violence is i.....
» 4/01/2015 9:34:40 AM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for clarifying your stance on this issue. Dear SteeleRedux, H.....
» 3/01/2015 4:05:12 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I disagree. As stated previously most other countries severely restrict .....
» 3/01/2015 2:56:59 PM Dear David, I fully agree with you. However I don't think our opinion is going to matter .....
» 3/01/2015 1:35:02 PM Dear SteeleRedux, The facts speak for themselves. Most countries do severely restrict pr.....
» 3/01/2015 12:53:25 PM I remember seeing the following poster in the US a few decades ago: "IN 1980, HANDGU.....
» 3/01/2015 12:37:23 PM For those who don't seem to understand the points being made in connection with Australia'.....
» 3/01/2015 10:37:35 AM Dear Bazz, Your thinking is typical of the thinking of Zionists of 100 years ago. As Isra.....
» 2/01/2015 7:42:24 PM Dear Bazz, I should have made things clearer for you. The continent of Australia shares m.....
» 2/01/2015 4:46:38 PM For those not understanding the ethics of ritual slaughter: http://theconversation.com/ex.....
» 2/01/2015 3:25:21 PM Dear Ojnab, Bless you. Maja Angelou the American writer once stated: "I've learned.....
» 2/01/2015 3:15:15 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I am trying to understand the complexity of the Australian government s.....
» 2/01/2015 2:49:42 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the information. It clears up quite a few things for me......
» 2/01/2015 12:27:08 PM Dear Josephus and Is Mise, The following two links may be of interest to you: http://www.....
» 2/01/2015 12:04:47 PM Dear Ojnab, The art of reasoned, intelligent argument is a skill not easily acquired and .....
» 2/01/2015 10:33:06 AM Dear SteeleRedux, We should also remember that Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop .....
» 2/01/2015 10:12:49 AM Dear Josephus, What is the difference between Halel certification and Kosher certificatio.....
» 2/01/2015 10:08:25 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Australia's consecutive governments have always supported Israel and t.....
» 2/01/2015 10:02:46 AM Dear spindoc, Your accusations are simply hysterics. I actaually had not read any of you.....
» 1/01/2015 10:40:39 PM As have I!.....
» 1/01/2015 10:33:36 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for your comments about Belly. We didn't always agree - howe.....
» 1/01/2015 1:34:45 PM Dear Craig Minns, If you think about it, a good portion of our efforts as parents are de.....
» 1/01/2015 11:16:24 AM Dear Suse, Good points! We also need to remember that - in Australia we all stay on the .....
» 1/01/2015 11:05:15 AM Dear Paul, You might enjoy this quote: "The left-wing forces will be stopped dead i.....
» 1/01/2015 10:59:14 AM Happy New Year Everyone! Dear O Sung Wu, It was Jonas Salk who told us that - "Hop.....
» 31/12/2014 3:31:28 PM Dear Poirot, Ah nevah, would have guessed. Bless your little ol heart!.....
» 31/12/2014 3:20:30 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I fully understand your strong feelings about Vietnam veterans not being .....
» 31/12/2014 1:59:03 PM Dear Poirot, People really should not be concerned about those "left-wing" forc.....
» 31/12/2014 12:37:16 PM Dear George, Thank You for the inspirational quotes. Maya Angelou stated that: "I'v.....
» 31/12/2014 12:17:27 PM Dear Nathan, On August 1st 1994, the Polish nation commemorated the fiftieth annuversary .....
» 31/12/2014 10:18:43 AM Ooooops - I posted this on the wrong discussion so I shall try again... Dear Banjo, I m.....
» 31/12/2014 10:11:33 AM Dear Poirot, Beautiful poem. I like this quote from Leonard Cohen: "There is a cra.....
» 31/12/2014 9:48:28 AM My apologies, I've posted on the wrong discussion. Please ignore my previous post......
» 31/12/2014 9:44:40 AM Dear Banjo, I miss Belly more than words can say. I have mentioned this many times on the.....
» 31/12/2014 9:32:38 AM Dear Nathan, Thank You for this discussion - and what a great introduction and how approp.....
» 31/12/2014 9:14:35 AM Dear David F., Prof Haim Ginott said this about teachers: "Teachers have a unique o.....
» 31/12/2014 8:55:30 AM Dear Archair Critic, Thank You so much for providing so much information. I have to admit.....
» 30/12/2014 9:33:03 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I think your nephew's a very lucky guy to have an uncle like you - who'.....
» 30/12/2014 5:40:38 PM I've just come across this on the web - and adapted it to suit: "My goal for 2015 is.....
» 30/12/2014 5:22:20 PM Dear Anti, Welcome back and I am so pleased that things are running smoothly for you and .....
» 30/12/2014 12:32:07 PM I enjoy Ella Wheeler Wilcox. "What can be said in New Year rhymes That's not been sa.....
» 30/12/2014 12:12:28 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Guns will always remain a controversial issue. One reason is the persiste.....
» 30/12/2014 10:46:19 AM Dear Poirot, I'd forgotten about OUG. Perhaps in the New Year these guys might make an .....
» 30/12/2014 10:21:01 AM Dear Poirot, I understand your not making New Year Resolutions. Thanks for coming into th.....
» 30/12/2014 10:11:44 AM Thank You everyone for your contributions. Thank You David F., for the poem. It's interes.....
» 29/12/2014 9:55:11 PM Dear Paul, Each of us have our eating habits and peculiarities. Some things are an acquir.....
» 29/12/2014 7:37:13 PM cont'd ... Dear Banjo, You mentioned only "weird" cultural practices previousl.....
» 29/12/2014 6:54:42 PM Dear Banjo, Either you're pulling my leg here, simply stirring, or you're really somewhat.....
» 29/12/2014 4:27:06 PM It's that time of the year folks - and I thought it might be fun to share a few Resolution.....
» 29/12/2014 3:16:22 PM Dear Suse, It is a concern for many people that government policy decisions pertaining to.....
» 29/12/2014 3:10:10 PM Dear Banjo, Cultural practices that are against our laws are are already banned and illeg.....
» 29/12/2014 1:27:38 PM Dear Suse, I don't know if you're aware - so just for your further information - there i.....
» 29/12/2014 12:56:26 PM Dear Banjo, I have stated in the past and continue to do so now that what is necessary is.....
» 29/12/2014 12:32:24 PM Thank You Sev Ozdowski for an intelligent and well reasoned article. I also believe that A.....
» 29/12/2014 11:10:51 AM Dear Suse, It's not only the Catholic Church in Poland that has to change in order to sur.....
» 29/12/2014 10:48:43 AM The following link may be of interest: http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/Public/focus/e.....
» 29/12/2014 10:28:02 AM Good Morning, I certainly don't have the answers on how to prevent or contain terrorist a.....
» 28/12/2014 9:17:51 PM Dear Banjo, Talking about sex exploitation of young children - did you happen to see &quo.....
» 28/12/2014 9:06:41 PM Dear Suse, The following link from the New York Times - although a few years old - might.....
» 28/12/2014 8:28:42 PM In a discussion there are always two sides to the coin and most people can have disagreeme.....
» 28/12/2014 12:57:59 PM cont'd ... otb, By the way, you are obviously a product of your generation with your ant.....
» 28/12/2014 12:20:42 PM We can disagree vehemently yet appropriately. Yet there are still some people who think th.....
» 28/12/2014 10:07:52 AM otb, Hobart Supreme Court Judge William Cox gave Bryant 35 life sentences plus 1,035 year.....
» 28/12/2014 9:38:18 AM Dear Suse, I grew up with having an Irish priest as a close family friend. Father Kennedy.....
» 28/12/2014 9:24:24 AM otb, This is not a question of "rewriting history." The information is already .....
» 27/12/2014 5:22:37 PM Dear Suse, Well I'm back. I've spent a very pleasant afternoon visiting my mum in an aged.....
» 27/12/2014 1:33:45 PM Dear Suse, You've really raised a very interesting topic - one that will keep me thinking.....
» 27/12/2014 10:01:45 AM Dear George, Thank You. I enjoy reading your posts. And always learn something from them.....
» 27/12/2014 9:36:25 AM Dear Constance, I've been accused of many things but indifference has never been one of .....
» 26/12/2014 11:25:47 PM Dear Constance, I trust that venting your spleen against me has helped you in some way. .....
» 26/12/2014 8:03:02 PM otb, Bryant is currently serving 35 life sentences plus 1,035 years without parole in the.....
» 26/12/2014 7:39:30 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that this nation had numerous mental institutions in every sta.....
» 26/12/2014 7:28:36 PM I very much doubt whether mental instability in any one can be blamed on any particular re.....
» 26/12/2014 1:46:30 PM Wow folks...we again have something highly caustic under the guise of "criticism".....
» 26/12/2014 1:01:06 PM Dear Robert, What makes you think that the US is pulling strings in the Ukraine? The Ukra.....
» 26/12/2014 10:27:47 AM Dear George, The thoughts are all Rabbi Williamson's. She's had a tremendous influence on.....
» 26/12/2014 9:16:54 AM Dear SPQR, Rabbi Williamson points out that - A healthy vital society is not one in whic.....
» 24/12/2014 2:21:36 PM Dear otb, Sorry to hear about your injury. Thank You for the link. It's always interesti.....
» 24/12/2014 9:26:35 AM Dear Suse, I think that we understand each other very well. There's nothing more that nee.....
» 23/12/2014 8:17:11 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for your very kind words and - My sincere apologies for my oversi.....
» 23/12/2014 6:40:39 PM Dear Suse, As you know, I too was raised as a Catholic. And I also used to think that I w.....
» 23/12/2014 2:07:37 PM Dear Suse, I'll repeat what I've posted on this forum so many times previously. Some fo.....
» 23/12/2014 1:09:16 PM Dear O Sung Wu, My computer has been out of commission for a couple of days and has just .....
» 23/12/2014 12:59:56 PM Dear Suse, I'll repeat what I've stated in the past - Few citizens of modern societies wo.....
» 18/12/2014 12:58:42 PM Dear jvisions, Welcome to the Forum and Thank You for sharing your family Christmas Celeb.....
» 14/12/2014 9:07:49 PM Just a few thoughts to broaden the discussion: Christopher Marlowe wrote: "...Accur.....
» 14/12/2014 5:55:45 PM Dear David F., To me you'll always be a teacher - and my "adopted" granpa......
» 14/12/2014 5:24:04 PM cont'd ... BTW: Prof. David Fisher is an American. I thought those accusing him of being.....
» 14/12/2014 5:19:26 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I fully agree with your comments regarding Prof David Fisher. (Oxford P.....
» 13/12/2014 5:35:58 PM Dear Hassie, That's because we've got a name for ourselves of toughness, bravery, and abo.....
» 13/12/2014 2:00:19 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for sharing your real Christmas traditions with me. I'm relieved that y.....
» 13/12/2014 12:20:02 PM It looks like this discussion is not going to be taken up by anyone else. I'd like to Than.....
» 12/12/2014 12:13:51 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that it's the incompetence of management dealing with unions t.....
» 12/12/2014 12:01:09 PM We have seen from the various posts on this forum that people in different walks of life w.....
» 12/12/2014 10:14:49 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for sharing with us your family traditions at Christmas. Turnips and.....
» 11/12/2014 7:19:34 PM Building the pyramids was a great engineering feat requiring thousands of workers. The rem.....
» 11/12/2014 4:48:26 PM otb, My husband apart from being a qualified architect, Designer, and Town Planner, also .....
» 11/12/2014 12:43:59 PM Dear Hassie, I was speaking on behalf of my husband's personal experiences as an architec.....
» 11/12/2014 10:05:48 AM Dear Hasbeen, The Gold Coast would be a great place to be - and with family - very specia.....
» 11/12/2014 9:40:43 AM Dear Aidan, That's what the Liberals would like you to believe. Which they hope will infl.....
» 10/12/2014 7:01:12 PM Dear Aidan, It's quite obvious to me - but then I prefer to use more than the sources of .....
» 10/12/2014 5:11:19 PM Dear Aidan, Thank You for your opinion. I found Dick Smith's press release did raise som.....
» 10/12/2014 2:06:04 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for the advice. At present I am doing lots of hubby spoiling. T.....
» 10/12/2014 12:23:04 PM Dear Aidan, The following link may help to clarify some of the problems associated with i.....
» 10/12/2014 9:56:15 AM It's that time of the year and I thought it might be fun to share our thoughts on how we s.....
» 10/12/2014 9:22:40 AM Dear O Sung Wu, Well you've opened the door for me and now I'll bore you with some detail.....
» 9/12/2014 8:58:08 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Our family household always had pets - from budgies, to three dogs, to a .....
» 9/12/2014 8:06:37 PM otb, Nope. Nothing new to read. Yawn......
» 9/12/2014 5:58:35 PM otb, Your claim that - All you're doing is criticising CFMEU for its "bloody-minded.....
» 9/12/2014 2:44:53 PM otb, I am surprised that you continue to stick up for a company that employs foreign work.....
» 9/12/2014 12:50:28 PM otb, Name calling, and labelling people. Same old tactics. Why just stop at Marxists - wh.....
» 8/12/2014 6:05:40 PM otb, I am shocked, appalled, and extremely surprised to say the least - that you Sir, of .....
» 8/12/2014 5:52:28 PM Dear Hassie, Not everybody agrees with your take on things: http://www.smh.com.au/federa.....
» 8/12/2014 12:25:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There's one small problem with your election betting odds and that .....
» 7/12/2014 5:53:36 PM According to Saturday, The Age, Dec. 6th 2014 - MR Hockey has become a lightening rod for .....
» 6/12/2014 5:30:31 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for sharing your experiences. Views differ based on our indivi.....
» 6/12/2014 3:18:45 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I've been re-thinking the case of punishment and after reading Suse's lat.....
» 5/12/2014 12:30:46 PM cont'd ... Peter Coleman summed things up rather well in the Preface to "The Costell.....
» 5/12/2014 10:40:15 AM Dear Graham, I admire Lambie's stance to try and make a difference. If more politicians d.....
» 5/12/2014 10:33:57 AM Dear O Sung Wu and Paul, Thank You both for your kind words. There's been some very vali.....
» 5/12/2014 10:17:00 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Try changing your tactics on this forum. You man have more success.....
» 5/12/2014 10:14:53 AM otb, You must be feeling more inferior than usual this morning. I am wonderful - and you'.....
» 4/12/2014 6:07:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Nah. Your problem is that you try to grasp some sense of who you th.....
» 4/12/2014 5:49:30 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Your understanding of me is not correct. I am not "of the Left.&quo.....
» 4/12/2014 5:30:44 PM Dear runner, After you. Unlike yourself - I don't define myself in terms of what I oppos.....
» 4/12/2014 2:30:25 PM otb, Please explain what exactly do you find as being "wrong then and wrong now?&quo.....
» 4/12/2014 1:24:16 PM otb, It would be more appropriate to refer your questions directly to the new Premier of.....
» 4/12/2014 1:13:38 PM Only a proportion of crimes are detected, only a proportion of those detected are reported.....
» 4/12/2014 12:44:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You're repeating the same old party line. Why do you suppose Denni.....
» 3/12/2014 12:18:26 PM Dear Is Mise, I agree - however how are we going to find out who these people are. I doub.....
» 3/12/2014 9:45:41 AM Dear Paul and Poirot, It really is a case of Tweedledum versus Tweedledee in our politica.....
» 3/12/2014 9:36:36 AM Dear Banjo, Like it or not - at present, Australia is one of the most ethnically diverse .....
» 2/12/2014 9:30:58 PM Dear Paul and Poirot, Shadow Minister must be feeling desperate and threatened. And no wo.....
» 2/12/2014 5:19:45 PM Dear Poirot, Here's another link that may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2014/12/.....
» 2/12/2014 5:10:40 PM Dear Banjo, Why are you still carrying on about "multiculturalism?" The behavio.....
» 29/11/2014 6:11:17 PM Dear runner, What would you know about the "vileness" in anyone's heart on a pu.....
» 29/11/2014 5:48:41 PM The radical Muslim cleric Ben Brika was asked in an interview on the "7.30 Report,&qu.....
» 28/11/2014 10:31:01 PM Dear runner, Reading your posts I can't help thinking: "There's one more argument f.....
» 28/11/2014 3:22:51 PM Dear runner, It was surpassed by the Coalition when in opposition - using terms like - &q.....
» 28/11/2014 1:55:05 PM Dear Hassie, Is that what can be called - "an insect mentality?".....
» 28/11/2014 1:45:13 PM The following link raises some very relevant questions that are worth discussing: http://.....
» 28/11/2014 12:30:39 PM I would like to Thank everyone who has contributed to this discussion. And Thanks especial.....
» 27/11/2014 7:50:28 PM Dear runner, Criticising a politician's or a political party's behaviour does not amount .....
» 27/11/2014 3:15:45 PM Yes indeed runner. Hopefully they won't be in government for long. People are beginning t.....
» 25/11/2014 5:41:45 PM Gee Whiz, all that's being suggested is that more be done to address suicide rates in the .....
» 25/11/2014 12:15:08 PM Dear Banjo, Welcome back. You've always managed to raise interesting discussions on thi.....
» 25/11/2014 11:21:52 AM Dear Jay, There could be a multitude of reasons as you say - however this only confirms t.....
» 25/11/2014 9:11:02 AM One police officer stated: "I'd like to see at least the police force recognise that.....
» 25/11/2014 8:56:53 AM Wives, families, former police officers, Lifeline, Beyond Blue - are all calling for more .....
» 24/11/2014 8:07:58 PM The messages from the wives of the officers, and their families were loud and clear on the.....
» 24/11/2014 5:19:33 PM There's a message on facebook that says it well - "Police Officers die. It is the jo.....
» 24/11/2014 4:05:38 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I had not idea that this was such a serious problem amongst police office.....
» 24/11/2014 2:55:16 PM Dear ybgirp, PTSD apparently affects many police officers due to the stressful nature of .....
» 23/11/2014 7:00:05 PM I've just watched a TV program on police officers being badly affected by PTSD (Post Traum.....
» 22/11/2014 1:18:31 PM I'd like to throw a few more thoughts into this discussion. Popular and perhaps misguided .....
» 21/11/2014 5:28:38 PM A few thoughts: When asked for the secret to a long life, an old woman in Chinese folklor.....
» 21/11/2014 9:13:32 AM The following link may be of interest: http://theconversation.com/tougher-policy-needed-f.....
» 21/11/2014 8:56:56 AM Dear Banjo, Thanks for starting this discussion. Here's the link cited earlier - which a.....
» 20/11/2014 8:22:03 PM cont'd ... I meant to say that the US President's speech punctured the attempt of Mr Abbo.....
» 20/11/2014 8:15:18 PM I've got to admit that I had high hopes for the G20 Summit. This was an opportunity for ou.....
» 20/11/2014 2:24:47 PM Dear Bruce, Thank You for your post regarding population growth in Australia - it definit.....
» 19/11/2014 10:12:17 PM Dear Bruce, I know what you mean about THE LOOK. We had a Scottish Headmistress at the Al.....
» 19/11/2014 8:23:29 PM Dear O Sung Wu, This is especially for you, to cheer you up: "As beautiful as the m.....
» 19/11/2014 8:09:30 PM Dear Paul, Thank You. And All the Best to you and yours for February. Your partner sound.....
» 19/11/2014 8:01:00 PM Dear Jayb., I certainly could have used the bag-pipes when it was my turn to feed the cho.....
» 19/11/2014 7:53:42 PM Dear spindoc, I'm sorry that you seem to have misunderstood what I was trying to say. W.....
» 19/11/2014 7:07:45 PM Dear Bruce, I'm so sorry not to have included you in my general comments earlier. I was r.....
» 19/11/2014 5:15:42 PM Dear Bruce, You - A motor-bike riding hippie? Wow! I'm impressed. And I'm happy that y.....
» 19/11/2014 1:00:58 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, Thanks for that. It is appreciated and I am pleased that you un.....
» 19/11/2014 12:50:39 PM Dear Bruce, Congratulations! May your days continue to be touched by all the things that.....
» 19/11/2014 10:59:39 AM We're born, we live, and then we die. What's the point? The point is entirely up to us. .....
» 18/11/2014 9:03:44 PM The Sydney Morning Herald had an interesting link that should be of interest at least to t.....
» 18/11/2014 5:57:24 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the warning. But without any teeth, otb can't do much harm. Ha.....
» 18/11/2014 5:23:53 PM otb, The day that you take responsibility for your own actions will be the day that you c.....
» 18/11/2014 4:43:06 PM otb, We all cite links that we think are relevant to our responses to discussions on the .....
» 18/11/2014 3:13:42 PM Dear Bazz, Perhaps the following link may help clarify things: http://www.globalfocus.or.....
» 18/11/2014 1:27:24 PM Dear Bazz, I understand that - however you have to make the distinction between fundament.....
» 18/11/2014 1:12:32 PM otb, Actually, I'm not out to fool anybody. Despite your ongoing claims which have well a.....
» 18/11/2014 11:14:52 AM Dear Bazz, The point is - we're all different. We have to allow - for individual differen.....
» 17/11/2014 5:00:22 PM Dear Constance, It appears from your posts that as far as Muslims are concerned you tend .....
» 16/11/2014 5:54:09 PM cont'd ... Here's a link that points out the problems to which you are referring in the U.....
» 16/11/2014 5:32:51 PM Dear Banjo, The link is quite clear that Muslims need to denounce barbaric behaviour and .....
» 16/11/2014 3:59:23 PM Dear Bazz, England maintained cousin marriages for centuries - including Queen Victoria w.....
» 16/11/2014 2:33:49 PM Dear Constance, I'm so sorry that you seem to have had such bad experiences with your ne.....
» 15/11/2014 5:46:04 PM Dear Banjo, I am not shifting the goal posts. On the contrary. The author makes it quite.....
» 15/11/2014 5:29:56 PM Dear Hasbeen, I don't have any sympathy for any criminals, thugs, terrorists, fundamental.....
» 15/11/2014 3:45:10 PM Dear Banjo, I don't think that we can make assumptions about what "most Muslims,&quo.....
» 15/11/2014 12:35:54 PM Dear Constance, I've been called a lot of things in my life - but being accused of being .....
» 15/11/2014 9:56:36 AM This is an article taken from The Age newspaper written by an Australian Muslim that sugg.....
» 14/11/2014 9:38:35 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Personally, I take the subject of this discussion very seriously. A.....
» 14/11/2014 6:55:45 PM My apologies. I gave you the wrong link. I'm having computer problems. Here's the link .....
» 14/11/2014 6:32:10 PM The following is a link given by the Australian Institute of Criminology which although is.....
» 13/11/2014 10:08:52 PM otb, It may help if you paid closer attention to what a person has actually said - not wh.....
» 13/11/2014 7:24:05 PM Dear Poirot, Shadow Minister, Hasbeen, Thank You all for your well-wishes regarding my be.....
» 13/11/2014 7:12:16 PM otb, You again are putting your own take on things. Not mine or that of Peter Costello's......
» 13/11/2014 11:17:02 AM Dear Poirot, How this troll is managing to get in using the name Shadow Minister over and.....
» 13/11/2014 9:26:39 AM Dear Poirot, If the account is wiped - how can it be re-instated without Graham's permiss.....
» 13/11/2014 9:21:03 AM Dear O Sung Wu, Peter Costello pointed out in his book, "The Costello Memoirs,".....
» 13/11/2014 8:50:05 AM Yes, I have noticed that the impersonator is back once again. You've got to give it to hi.....
» 13/11/2014 8:42:31 AM Dear Tally, I wasn't the one who introduced the quote about camels into this discussion. .....
» 12/11/2014 7:21:18 PM Dear Hasbeen, It looks like Graham's removed the false Shadow Minister's post yet again. .....
» 12/11/2014 5:51:03 PM Who's gone? Obviously you keep coming back. Whoever you are. Until Graham zonks you again.....
» 12/11/2014 9:01:59 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for that. I think we all enjoy a robust discussion with Shadow Ministe.....
» 11/11/2014 6:09:34 PM Responding to trolls on the internet is not very wise at the best of times because they wi.....
» 11/11/2014 6:02:58 PM Dear Conservative Hippie, Thanks for reading my link. It is a complicated issue - not do.....
» 11/11/2014 3:27:25 PM Kudos to anyone who can solve this recent conundrum.....
» 11/11/2014 3:10:21 PM Dear Poirot, You're right. I checked and there appears to be two Shadow Ministers listed.....
» 11/11/2014 2:50:19 PM Dear Conservative Hippie, Before I leave this discussion I would like to post a link that.....
» 11/11/2014 2:09:25 PM Dear Shadow Minster, So you think Mr Abbott is the best PM that Australia has ever had? .....
» 11/11/2014 1:56:23 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Glad to see that you haven't lost your ooomph amongst your usual ba.....
» 11/11/2014 12:20:36 PM Dear Graham, We can only hope that a consensus will be achieved in Bribane. I guess we'll.....
» 11/11/2014 11:57:05 AM It does appear that Graham has deleted the impersenator's posts. What a relief! Dear Shad.....
» 11/11/2014 11:52:10 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for clearing things up for me. Graham appears to have deleted the jo.....
» 11/11/2014 7:29:53 AM cont'd ... Well folks, it looks like we've been had. It appears that the postings are no.....
» 11/11/2014 7:21:05 AM Dear Poirot, Shadow Minister must have given the use of his moniker to a family member or.....
» 11/11/2014 7:02:08 AM Dear Spindoc, Thank you for your civilised take on the issue. It is appreciated. Dear S.....
» 10/11/2014 7:29:26 PM Dear Poirot, He does sound a bit put-out, Poor man. Next he'll tell us that Australia is .....
» 10/11/2014 5:17:49 PM Teenagers aged 15 to 19 are Australia's most dangerous people. This is according to the ne.....
» 10/11/2014 5:12:06 PM otb, In other words you don't have the evidence and it is all merely rhetoric on your par.....
» 10/11/2014 4:52:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The polls that I cited earlier and were unacceptable to you because.....
» 10/11/2014 4:39:52 PM otb, Instead of rhetoric - kindly supply us with evidence please if you want to have any.....
» 10/11/2014 2:51:06 PM cont'd ... Another link worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-02-23/brullleaders.....
» 10/11/2014 2:37:46 PM How can one percent of people in this country - which is the given percentage of Muslims i.....
» 10/11/2014 1:22:22 PM The following link works through some of the common assumptions made in anti-feminist decl.....
» 10/11/2014 1:12:15 PM What is needed in this discussion as in others on this forum is critical thinking without .....
» 10/11/2014 12:29:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The polls that I have quoted are also a random sampling of the publ.....
» 10/11/2014 10:15:28 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Here's two links to help broaden the discussion: http://www.canber.....
» 10/11/2014 9:30:16 AM Dear ConservativeHippie. Thank You for your comments and explanation. They are appreciat.....
» 9/11/2014 6:53:19 PM Dear Shadow Minister, If you poll the extensive Murdoch Commentariat, plus a host of new .....
» 9/11/2014 3:16:29 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, It may come as a surprise to you - but there are many on this fo.....
» 9/11/2014 3:07:38 PM Dear Jay, Just to set the record straight for you. Julie Bishop and the others you menti.....
» 9/11/2014 1:55:32 PM Good Afternoon Spindoc, I've just realised that I didn't reply in my previous post to you.....
» 9/11/2014 12:48:26 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not sure where you get your facts from however according to a r.....
» 9/11/2014 9:54:37 AM Dear Spindoc, I actually expect very little from you. As I do from otb. Enjoy your grun.....
» 9/11/2014 8:05:56 AM cont'd ... Here's the link: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/society-and-culture/f.....
» 9/11/2014 8:02:16 AM Good Morning Spindoc, I wrote in an earlier post and I thought I made it quite clear tha.....
» 8/11/2014 9:04:59 PM Dear Poirot, This discussion like so many others on this forum seems to have opened the d.....
» 8/11/2014 8:47:10 PM Dear Jay, Conjecture doesn't count. When you rely on surface appearances and false stere.....
» 8/11/2014 6:37:15 PM Dear Suse, It makes sense though doesn't it? There must be a logical reason why otb keep.....
» 8/11/2014 6:21:24 PM Dear Jay, These were not "hoax's" as you claim. And "The Age," is not.....
» 8/11/2014 6:03:22 PM Gentlemen, Let me start by saying that since the recent anti-terrorist raids in Australia.....
» 8/11/2014 2:15:03 PM otb, You'll have to be more specific. Or are sweeping generalisations all you've got. W.....
» 8/11/2014 12:31:17 PM otb, Why can't you engage as I've pointed out to you in the past - in a debate with peopl.....
» 8/11/2014 12:23:57 PM cont'd ... So much for "equality!".....
» 8/11/2014 12:19:34 PM The confused case of Salma Hayek. She explained that someone told her that feminists hate.....
» 8/11/2014 10:59:20 AM Dear Paul, You may be right - Liberals may win another term because Labor doesn't present.....
» 8/11/2014 10:53:01 AM Dear Poirot, You've hit the nail right on the head. And most of us should be ashamed of .....
» 8/11/2014 10:50:16 AM Prejudice is an irrational, inflexible attitude toward an entire category of people. The w.....
» 8/11/2014 10:21:03 AM Dear oh dear. I've recently had a wake-up call when I read an article about a nine year o.....
» 7/11/2014 6:00:26 PM Dear Nathan, Thank You for your comments. If we can cultivate compassion for those who h.....
» 7/11/2014 5:51:05 PM otb, Dear, oh dear, more irrational, inflexible attitudes towards an entire category of p.....
» 7/11/2014 5:27:45 PM Dear runner, You have a very, very, bad habit (along with a few on this forum) of making .....
» 7/11/2014 5:12:15 PM otb, I'm sorry that you feel that way and have as usual nothing new to add to any discuss.....
» 7/11/2014 10:52:57 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for your kind words. I make huge mistakes - but hopefully I will lea.....
» 7/11/2014 10:44:54 AM I will try to keep it short. All of your concerns come out loud and clear. Firstly to th.....
» 7/11/2014 10:21:52 AM Dear Poirot, Nah. You were right all along. The proof is in Spindoc's posts. So obvious n.....
» 7/11/2014 10:18:25 AM Dear Spindoc, Thank You for sharing your thoughts with us so openly and honestly. I expla.....
» 7/11/2014 9:16:35 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Poirot has got you with the facts. You can try to claim whatever y.....
» 6/11/2014 7:25:30 PM Dear Paul, My politics changed from that of my family after we lived and worked in the US.....
» 6/11/2014 5:27:04 PM Dear rehctub, Thanks for jumping into the fray. Not sure if the crowd outside the Sydney.....
» 6/11/2014 5:14:15 PM otb, Feminists don't have a sense of humour? On the contrary. I bet they'd find you very.....
» 6/11/2014 5:05:21 PM Dear Hasbeen, Don't you and others see why this problem exists? The current system aliena.....
» 6/11/2014 4:57:00 PM Dear SOG, I admit that I've outgrown my braids but I still possess a luxurious mane of ha.....
» 6/11/2014 4:33:01 PM I am sticking by my opinions and am extremely disappointed to read some of the commentary .....
» 6/11/2014 2:59:52 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There were people of all political persuasions outside the Sydney T.....
» 6/11/2014 2:54:19 PM Dear spindoc, You were the one who introduced the term "Sweetie," to this discu.....
» 6/11/2014 2:46:32 PM Dear Bazz, What makes you think that it was only people on the "Left" who were .....
» 6/11/2014 2:35:35 PM cont'd ... Many of these were specialists. Plenty of others were engineer, trained crafts.....
» 6/11/2014 2:17:40 PM Dear Conservative Hippie, The government talks about being inclusive and 'Team Australia,.....
» 6/11/2014 12:32:41 PM A link that may be of interest: 1) http://www.smh.com.au/comment/no-way-tony-abbott-can-n.....
» 6/11/2014 12:20:13 PM Dear Paul, I've got to confess that my parents and other older family members, including .....
» 6/11/2014 11:58:30 AM Dear Hasbeen, I'm sorry you feel that way. I think that they do an excellent job. Of co.....
» 6/11/2014 9:51:14 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Vile behaviour should never be excused no matter which side of poli.....
» 6/11/2014 9:41:08 AM Dear Jay, Thanks for that. People I speak to seem to be concerned about the current stat.....
» 6/11/2014 9:21:29 AM Dear Poirot, I can't argue with your logic. But I have to stay true to myself and what I.....
» 6/11/2014 8:57:47 AM Dear Paul, I watched bits and pieces of the Memorial Service on TV. It was extremely movi.....
» 6/11/2014 8:48:43 AM Dear Poirot and RObert, Perhaps you're both right. However, I have to be honest and say .....
» 5/11/2014 10:10:56 PM Dear Spindoc, I've told you this in the past - if you find my statements so abhorrent you.....
» 5/11/2014 4:31:46 PM Dear Hasbeen, Who then is your political hero? Do tell......
» 5/11/2014 4:18:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Kindly refrain from name calling. That doesn't suit your faux right.....
» 5/11/2014 2:33:52 PM spindoc, What are you talking about. Which of my comments are you referring to on this d.....
» 5/11/2014 2:30:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, In your "odious" group you would also have to include tho.....
» 5/11/2014 1:16:06 PM Dear Hasbeen, The following link may help: http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/ To wh.....
» 5/11/2014 12:53:48 PM Judging from what's been happening in the media recently - from Gough Whitlam's Memorial S.....
» 4/11/2014 9:11:47 PM This isn't about equality. There's other issues to consider. To list just two: 1) Get to .....
» 4/11/2014 8:50:20 PM Dear Jay, I would like to take you seriously, But to do so would insult your intelligence.....
» 4/11/2014 5:22:01 PM Dear Jay, Thanks for the link. Excellent article. Perhaps you'd better re-read it......
» 4/11/2014 5:09:41 PM Dear Jay, But in a representative democracy such as ours even "idiots" are enti.....
» 4/11/2014 5:01:38 PM Once again - Thanks to everyone who contributed to this discussion. I am looking forward .....
» 4/11/2014 4:51:38 PM Today it takes two incomes (usually) just to keep a family afloat. Therefore if someone st.....
» 4/11/2014 4:33:24 PM Dear Poirot, Interesting times ahead in the political arena of this country. Did you happ.....
» 3/11/2014 4:38:50 PM otb, Now be honest. Would you, if you were a member of the Liberal Party, and had been g.....
» 3/11/2014 3:08:39 PM Members of a subordinate stratum in society tend to accept the ideology that justifies the.....
» 3/11/2014 2:40:53 PM Dear SM, We'll have to wait and see what the courts decide......
» 3/11/2014 12:13:37 PM Dear Jayb., Thanks for the Golden Book Reference and for improving my ditty. Yours is so.....
» 3/11/2014 9:24:49 AM It looks like this discussion has now run its course and once again I would like to Thank .....
» 3/11/2014 9:22:31 AM otb, I can't even begin to understand parents who don't support their children. But with .....
» 3/11/2014 9:08:04 AM I just read two interesting letters in a magazine that I think might be relevant: 1) &quo.....
» 2/11/2014 9:36:10 PM Dear Graham, I've always regarded feminism as a belief in equality and justice for all. W.....
» 2/11/2014 6:27:41 PM Dear David F., The subject of "Bloody Monsters," may exemplify the arguments of.....
» 2/11/2014 5:42:17 PM otb, Excellent and valid points raised. I've never understand why we don't value our own.....
» 2/11/2014 12:56:39 PM Dear Jayb., Here's another: "My little rabbit won't eat beans But you'd better not .....
» 2/11/2014 12:09:12 PM Dear Jayb., Precisely!.....
» 2/11/2014 10:03:36 AM Dear Is Mise, Finger-pointing is quite a fun game for some it seems. But how about some b.....
» 2/11/2014 9:33:23 AM There's always various perspectives on any issue. Here's just one from Malcolm Turnbull: .....
» 1/11/2014 7:21:04 PM otb, You want me to provide you with answers to questions that you're interested in as ra.....
» 1/11/2014 6:47:56 PM Dear Jayb., Did you hear about the egg laden rabbit who jumps off bridges? He's the East.....
» 1/11/2014 6:18:30 PM runner, Actually, it's not my long rant but an article from The Age and I full understand.....
» 1/11/2014 4:31:32 PM cont'd ... "The public interest argument here is that Professor Spurr was part of a .....
» 1/11/2014 4:21:10 PM There's an excellent editorial in today's The Age, Saturday, November 1, 2014 in the Forum.....
» 1/11/2014 2:39:07 PM runner, I'm very impressed that you actually know "Emily Listers," and can spea.....
» 1/11/2014 12:27:46 PM Dear Jayb., Rabbits eat certain plants without severe harmful effects. And - The differ.....
» 1/11/2014 10:42:54 AM cont'd ... Chalk and cheese. Read Poirot's post again old chap. You can try to twist thi.....
» 1/11/2014 10:17:50 AM otb, Go back and read my links - given earlier before you post. They just may clarify thi.....
» 31/10/2014 7:21:16 PM otb, Why do you do it? When presented with evidence and facts by Poirot or anyone else f.....
» 31/10/2014 1:03:33 PM otb, And I was foolish enough to hope that we'd get something of more substance from you .....
» 31/10/2014 12:57:11 PM According to news reports Senator Peris has denied having done anything wrong. Let us wait.....
» 31/10/2014 10:31:51 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for raising such valid points and for the link. Very interesting......
» 30/10/2014 8:30:26 PM cont'd ... As you can see from reading certain posts here and in other discussions. Certa.....
» 30/10/2014 8:24:40 PM Dear Paul, It seems that there is a malignant thought form that "other people are th.....
» 30/10/2014 8:04:30 PM otb, Good luck with what? Give it a rest old chap you're beginning to sound demented!.....
» 30/10/2014 2:48:28 PM otb, If you're referring to the Goodes case - you need to state the full facts and not ju.....
» 30/10/2014 2:39:56 PM I can't believe this discussion is still going. Anyway, as is my tradition, I'd like to T.....
» 30/10/2014 2:22:43 PM otb, Name one political leader on either side of politics who wasn't flawed. What a nonse.....
» 30/10/2014 10:44:26 AM Dear Jay, There certainly is such a thing as Indigenous Literature. And the study of it i.....
» 29/10/2014 9:59:51 PM otb, Telling it as it was and what were Government policies at the time can by no means b.....
» 29/10/2014 6:02:25 PM Dear Jay, My apologies - but you can't blame me really for getting you mixed up with Jayb.....
» 29/10/2014 5:35:59 PM otb, Talking about compartmentalised minds. Your post is a perfect example of yours. You.....
» 29/10/2014 3:30:04 PM Gentlemen, You're really grabbing at straws here by giving us examples of how certain pol.....
» 29/10/2014 3:00:06 PM otb, What difference does it make what tribes. Or how they may have fought amongst themse.....
» 29/10/2014 12:50:21 PM Dear David F., I have been re-reading the links that I cited earlier including the partia.....
» 29/10/2014 11:12:00 AM Dear David F., As Pericles pointed out earlier - this is quite a complex issue. Thank You.....
» 29/10/2014 9:37:07 AM Dear David F., The following link may help clarify things for you: http://newmatilda.com.....
» 28/10/2014 10:43:20 PM Well, I'm back. I got so excited over this discussion that I sat down and did a bit more .....
» 28/10/2014 10:10:09 PM Now that's more like it. Thank You to you one and all. And I shall follow through on all o.....
» 28/10/2014 5:26:16 PM cont'd ... I am interested in a genuine discussion. However not in rants, and finger-poin.....
» 28/10/2014 5:21:31 PM Dear Jayb, No I do not refer to people who give me answers as to why rabbits should be ba.....
» 28/10/2014 4:15:30 PM cont'd ... Banjo, I actually do want to hear answers but not just rants, finger-pointing,.....
» 28/10/2014 4:09:57 PM Dear otb, We're all taxpayers- even those who have pet rabbits. And no, I did not have a.....
» 28/10/2014 4:00:45 PM otb, I don't believe in having a battle of wits with a person such as yourself who's so o.....
» 28/10/2014 2:24:10 PM cont'd ... All the rest of us want is not to lose the basics!.....
» 28/10/2014 2:21:47 PM Gee whiz - you obviously don't know many middle-class women or academics - all the ones th.....
» 28/10/2014 12:36:26 PM Dear RObert, You've raised some very valid points. That's why I raised the issue of fera.....
» 28/10/2014 12:31:54 PM Dear Poirot, I just remembered another classic tweet from a poster on the show: ".......
» 28/10/2014 12:03:11 PM Dear Poirot, I had forgotten about that particular bit from Geoffrey Robertson. It was br.....
» 28/10/2014 10:18:18 AM There's been quite a stir about Professor Barry Spurr's suspension by Sydney University ov.....
» 28/10/2014 10:12:57 AM Dear Paul, Did you watch "Q and A," last night on the ABC? Great show - and th.....
» 28/10/2014 10:05:43 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for making me laugh. It's interesting that those like otb, who continu.....
» 28/10/2014 9:48:17 AM Dear Poirot, Damn straight! And these are people who are classified by some on this foru.....
» 28/10/2014 8:58:41 AM Dear Paul, Due to my health, work, and family commitments I can't attend unfortunately ho.....
» 27/10/2014 7:22:15 PM Dear OTB, Once again you get in with your boot first and then comes your righteous indign.....
» 27/10/2014 5:25:16 PM What about the damage that feral cats do? Why aren't cats banned as pets in Queensland?.....
» 27/10/2014 5:16:00 PM cont'd ... And comparing fish who by their very nature can survive and breed in their nat.....
» 27/10/2014 5:09:38 PM Dear Jay, I should have been more specific. It was the usual shyte from OTB - that I was .....
» 27/10/2014 3:12:01 PM cont'd ... domestic rabbits bred especially as captive animals and fish who can survive a.....
» 27/10/2014 3:06:18 PM Let's not get silly with the same old, same old baloney. Let's try to have a decent discus.....
» 27/10/2014 11:04:31 AM Dear Jay and Hasbeen, What I don't understand is that despite the bans in Queensland ther.....
» 27/10/2014 9:23:40 AM Why is it that rabbits are banned only in Queensland if they are such a noxious breed? Als.....
» 26/10/2014 1:44:33 PM I've just seen a news program regarding the banning of domestic rabbits in Queensland. It .....
» 26/10/2014 12:52:25 PM Dear spindoc, I'm so sorry to read that but of course I understand perfectly. You're stuc.....
» 26/10/2014 12:02:39 PM As a famous person once pointed out - (Forbes), "When you rely on surface appearances.....
» 26/10/2014 11:40:17 AM Dear spindoc,, Nice try. And again - assumptions made that are totally wrong. Firstly, .....
» 26/10/2014 9:33:50 AM Dear spindoc, Again with the labels. Do you guys ever come up with anything original? Acc.....
» 26/10/2014 8:31:55 AM Dear Poirot, It will be interesting indeed to see how history will judge what's currently.....
» 25/10/2014 6:36:47 PM Dear Poirot, Again - the usual corrosive acids from the mouth of OTB. He simply can't hel.....
» 25/10/2014 3:53:02 PM Once again OTB comes back with more of the same. No surprises there of course. Broadcastin.....
» 25/10/2014 10:42:05 AM Dear Poirot, Thank You for the link and your comments. You've expressed what many of us .....
» 25/10/2014 6:09:44 AM Dear Paul, One can't help but admire Gough Whitlam - his achievements during such a short.....
» 24/10/2014 7:12:55 PM Dear OTB, Actually I don't "cherry-pick," my articles. Unlike you - I choose t.....
» 24/10/2014 5:39:15 PM In the interests of broadening the discussion. The following link is worth a read: http:/.....
» 23/10/2014 7:13:56 PM Dear Hasbeen, An old Cherokee told his grandson: "My son, there's a battle between .....
» 23/10/2014 6:53:47 PM Dear Hasbeen, We owe a debt to those that went before and made this country what it has b.....
» 23/10/2014 6:36:38 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that history will be the ultimate arbiter as to whether Gough .....
» 23/10/2014 4:22:40 PM Kevin Rudd summed things up rather well with the following thoughts on Gough Whitlam - tha.....
» 23/10/2014 1:23:55 PM Dear Hassie, Our spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudice. I'm pleased.....
» 23/10/2014 1:12:37 PM Does Life Have a purpose? Yes. The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Meaning lies i.....
» 23/10/2014 12:49:06 PM Dear Paul, Politicians from all sides of the political spectrum have acknowledged the leg.....
» 22/10/2014 12:02:50 PM Down through the ages ring questions as to the nature of humankind. Are we masters of our .....
» 22/10/2014 10:18:47 AM Lenore Taylor, political editor for The Guardian pointed out on Tuesday 21 October 2014 th.....
» 15/10/2014 12:58:29 PM Dear Poirot, Just letting you know that I'm going to take a break from OLO and this forum.....
» 15/10/2014 12:12:55 PM Dear OTB, Talking about grand hotels... The next time that you and your family find your.....
» 15/10/2014 6:36:16 AM cont'd ... Please excuse my typo - I meant to say - "there's nothing like a hand-mad.....
» 15/10/2014 6:33:37 AM Dear OTB, There's nothing like a home-made shoe. But they're becoming rarer these days, a.....
» 14/10/2014 6:27:12 PM 38 Australians were amongst those who perished in that plane crash. Many obstacles were pl.....
» 14/10/2014 5:59:49 PM I've got shoes for all occasions. From ballet slippers, to sandals, to high heels, to snea.....
» 11/10/2014 7:52:00 PM Dear OTB, Thank You for you additional thoughts on the topic. You obviously feel very pas.....
» 11/10/2014 11:00:08 AM Dear Is Mise, Just like Christians who don't always follow the Bible to the letter. I kno.....
» 11/10/2014 10:57:34 AM Remember when the true horror of Rwandan genocide was revealed to the world? Many knew it.....
» 11/10/2014 9:41:41 AM Dear Banjo, Of course we should monitor and keep an eye on those who break our laws - and.....
» 11/10/2014 5:26:36 AM I'd like to Thank each and everyone of you who contributed to this discussion. It has exce.....
» 10/10/2014 7:21:57 PM Dear OTB, Thank You for your advice. You've spot on. I've now had my second catheter abl.....
» 10/10/2014 5:57:50 PM Dear LEGO, With all due respect. I can only do what my logic dictates. I'm not into maki.....
» 10/10/2014 5:38:35 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Prescription drugs are a problem, and doctors need to pay closer attentio.....
» 10/10/2014 3:22:49 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I've got family members in the police force (in Los Angeles), I've had ot.....
» 10/10/2014 3:12:45 PM Dear runner, You are a self-proclaimed Christian and yet you choose to judge and blame Is.....
» 10/10/2014 3:02:46 PM Dear OTB, I'm so glad that you provided us with the link on Dr Catherine Hamlin. I watche.....
» 10/10/2014 12:23:28 PM Dear Poirot, The following link may be of interest: http://www.wisdomcommons.org/virtues.....
» 10/10/2014 11:54:57 AM Dear Suse, I have family members who started out on pot and ended up with stronger drugs......
» 10/10/2014 8:32:41 AM Dear Poirot, Of course there were a lot of things the guard could have done but obviously.....
» 10/10/2014 8:00:06 AM The following link may help: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/muslims-are-speaking-out-but-n.....
» 10/10/2014 7:38:00 AM Dear A.J. Philips, I assumed that looking at religion from various perspectives would add.....
» 10/10/2014 7:28:39 AM Dear Paul, The security guard who made me take my hat off in Parliament House's Public Ga.....
» 10/10/2014 7:23:01 AM Dear LEGO, With all due respect Muslims are speaking out and have done so for some time. .....
» 10/10/2014 6:01:55 AM Dear George, Thank You for your kind words and comments. Religion is a complex subject an.....
» 10/10/2014 5:23:54 AM Dear Suse, Thank You for your comments. You've also raised some very valid points. And b.....
» 9/10/2014 9:59:58 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm not sure if smoking cannabis leads to taking stronger drugs. I'll hav.....
» 9/10/2014 9:54:56 PM Dear Banjo, FGM is illegal in Australia - and of course it must be stopped. However, we n.....
» 9/10/2014 9:22:55 PM It seems that experts in the field of sociology, like Emile Durkheim emphasied, a society .....
» 9/10/2014 9:07:39 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for all the links and information. I certainly don't have the.....
» 9/10/2014 8:59:34 PM Dear OTB, Your knowledge is much greater than mine in this area - and I appreciate greatl.....
» 9/10/2014 7:03:47 PM Dear OTB, My apologies. I misunderstood what you were saying. And of course I do agree wi.....
» 9/10/2014 6:58:36 PM Dear Poirot, I know what it feels like to be humiliated by a security guard. It happened .....
» 9/10/2014 5:43:57 PM Here's another perspective for anyone interested: http://www.newmatilda.com/2014/10/09/po.....
» 9/10/2014 5:14:56 PM I'm also not an expert on this subject. I can only speak from my own personal experience r.....
» 9/10/2014 4:51:05 PM I'm glad that some humour has been introduced into this debate. As well as some serious th.....
» 9/10/2014 1:09:56 PM cont'd ... Oops, sorry for my typo. Of course I meant - duct-tape. My apologies to duc.....
» 9/10/2014 1:03:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Now, now. We appreciate your sense of humour. However, you can't.....
» 9/10/2014 12:54:29 PM I've been doing a bit more research on the subject and it does appear to be more complex t.....
» 9/10/2014 8:19:38 AM Dear OTB, Thank You for your comments. I'm somewhat reserved when it comes to legalising.....
» 9/10/2014 8:09:46 AM Dear CHERFUL and David G., Thank You for your kind words. These are times that can prove.....
» 8/10/2014 8:48:20 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for your comments. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happen.....
» 8/10/2014 8:18:12 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your concern and kind words. However, you don't need to ap.....
» 8/10/2014 8:02:21 PM Dear David G., Something to make you smile ... "The wonderful thing about posters I.....
» 8/10/2014 3:22:49 PM cont'd ... Like the humour?.....
» 8/10/2014 3:21:11 PM Here's to all you "poets" on this discussion who have decided to contribute rhym.....
» 8/10/2014 3:06:30 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for the link. Most interesting and greatly appreciated......
» 8/10/2014 2:55:36 PM I've just come back to this discussion and I've been reading all the various posts. Goodne.....
» 8/10/2014 2:31:46 PM I watched "Insight" on SBS the other night and heard accounts of the difference .....
» 8/10/2014 1:01:56 PM Theodicies can explain human problems in many ways. The Hindu doctrine of reincarnation de.....
» 7/10/2014 6:34:11 PM I do believe that other water solutions are on offer and that is the main reason for the f.....
» 7/10/2014 1:58:14 PM The religions we are familiar with have been biased by ethnocentric Judeo-Christian ideas.....
» 5/10/2014 9:02:42 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I value your opinion so your kind words are deeply appreciated. Thank You......
» 5/10/2014 6:02:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Some form of religion has existed in every society. Religious beliefs and p.....
» 5/10/2014 5:29:35 PM Dear Nathan, This is Australia. It is not the Middle East. And covering the entire face a.....
» 5/10/2014 3:52:57 PM Here's another link that suggests why the dam should not go ahead: http://www.change.org/.....
» 5/10/2014 11:52:23 AM I would define religion as a system of communally shared beliefs and rituals that are orie.....
» 5/10/2014 11:11:08 AM I've found the following link on the web which may be of interest: http://www.centralwest.....
» 4/10/2014 4:13:52 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm so sorry to hear that you were attacked in such a vile manner in fron.....
» 4/10/2014 4:04:49 PM Dear May May, Well your words have certainly struck a chord with me. My position on this.....
» 4/10/2014 2:12:25 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I doubt whether anyone can fully understand what you and others experienc.....
» 4/10/2014 11:51:54 AM The difference broadly seems to come down to one of "freedom to" versus "fr.....
» 3/10/2014 6:14:31 PM Dear Poirot, This is all a matter of perception. I have read the Waleed Aly article, (as.....
» 3/10/2014 2:28:19 PM I've managed to read Cory Bernardi's article in the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as that.....
» 3/10/2014 10:25:50 AM Reading all the various comments is interesting. And it seems this has become such an emo.....
» 2/10/2014 10:51:52 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I hear what you are saying and you have raised some very valid points t.....
» 2/10/2014 10:13:50 PM Dear May May, It's not just the eyes. To me covering someone's entire face is a question.....
» 2/10/2014 9:39:55 PM Dear Poirot, I don't have a problem with Muslim women wearing the hijab (headscarf) or th.....
» 2/10/2014 7:27:23 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I was really lucky at high school - in my English teacher who instilled i.....
» 2/10/2014 7:20:26 PM Dear SteeleRedux, There is no law that expects you to bare your breasts in public in Tah.....
» 2/10/2014 2:22:59 PM Dear May May, I'm not an "old timer," and neither are many other people posting.....
» 2/10/2014 2:03:25 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I agree with you about the beauty of Middle-Eastern women. All the .....
» 2/10/2014 12:13:14 PM This is a bizarre conundrum. We've always had certain rules that needed to be followed in.....
» 2/10/2014 11:17:46 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for sharing with us your awesome poem. It made my spirit fly.....
» 2/10/2014 11:13:58 AM cont'd ... And just as I was starting to make up my mind, a crisis in the Persian Gulf ma.....
» 2/10/2014 11:03:25 AM Dear O Sung Wu, I also love "Madame Butterfly," especially the famous aria - &q.....
» 1/10/2014 6:23:50 PM cont'd ... The technology since 1945 has changed. Yet the moral position is still the sam.....
» 1/10/2014 6:15:44 PM Dear O Sung Wu, "Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton bought a house On a hill above the Bay .....
» 1/10/2014 5:45:20 PM The following link may be of interest: http://theconversation.com/its-not-just-islam-most.....
» 1/10/2014 4:38:12 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You did not offend me. You misunderstood me - mistakenly thinking my earl.....
» 1/10/2014 1:27:57 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Poetry is the preserve of everyone. It's an ancient and universal verbal.....
» 30/09/2014 7:02:30 PM Dear Conservative Hippie, Perhaps the following link may provide some food for thought: .....
» 30/09/2014 6:49:06 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You are one amazing soul who can fill me with joy on this forum. I'm so .....
» 30/09/2014 4:31:54 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Well you've got me wondering now - who exactly of the "Left" ha.....
» 30/09/2014 3:19:59 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Could you be a bit more specific. Which group exactly are you referring .....
» 30/09/2014 2:46:22 PM Dear Rehctub, Some people can't see the bigger picture. They've got such a small screen......
» 30/09/2014 2:42:57 PM The following link should give most of us food for thought: http://www.theguardian.com/co.....
» 30/09/2014 2:27:30 PM It's all very subjective who are viewed as villains and who are viewed as heroes. The divi.....
» 28/09/2014 11:25:46 PM Dear Conservative Hippie, Our current situation regarding the religion of Islam is that m.....
» 28/09/2014 8:28:06 PM Poisoning the well? Take a good look at your posting record. To actively seek out actual.....
» 28/09/2014 4:42:01 PM Baiting, blaming, riling up total strangers, and following a pattern of unwarranted and ex.....
» 28/09/2014 4:04:13 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), ISIS has been designated as a foreign terrorist organisation in the.....
» 28/09/2014 11:45:18 AM I just dropped in to see how this discussion was doing and goodness me - what do I find? .....
» 27/09/2014 8:19:25 PM Dear Yvonne, Thank You for your thoughts on this subject. My nephew when as a student he .....
» 27/09/2014 7:25:01 PM Dear Is Mise, According to the Australian Institute of Criminology law enforcement author.....
» 27/09/2014 6:59:16 PM Dear Conservative Hippie, Perhaps the following link may help you see things from another.....
» 27/09/2014 5:02:50 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Many people believe that "voters will get it right in the end.".....
» 26/09/2014 3:33:33 PM cont'd ... Dear Is Mise, If you don't like Suse's opinion of you, you can always improve.....
» 26/09/2014 3:15:43 PM Dear Is Mise, Compre? Who me? Oui, Monsieur. And - Si Signor......
» 26/09/2014 12:48:09 PM Dear Is Mise, No one is asking you to agree with anything. We are supposedly having a di.....
» 26/09/2014 10:36:11 AM Dear Suse, Yes. Your list of women is certainly impressive. Especially Golda Meir. My fa.....
» 25/09/2014 11:02:04 PM Dear Is Mise, Like most ideologies that justify social inequality of various kinds, the i.....
» 25/09/2014 10:51:24 PM Dear Jay, Give us the link. I'm having trouble finding it......
» 25/09/2014 10:35:15 PM Dear Suse, It would be worth a try wouldn't it? Things certainly couldn't be any worse. .....
» 25/09/2014 10:02:22 PM Dear Suse, It's interesting you bring up gods and goddesses. The Ashanti of West Africa.....
» 25/09/2014 7:20:37 PM Dear Individual, I guess that depends on your definition of "normal." I strong.....
» 25/09/2014 7:08:48 PM Dear Is Mise, Yes it is pretty straight forward. And, in the New Testament we find: &qu.....
» 25/09/2014 6:38:09 PM Dear Individual, We all have our fantasies. Mine is that I'm admired for my brain rather.....
» 25/09/2014 1:49:07 PM It's Groucho and the Three stooges!.....
» 25/09/2014 1:28:14 PM cont'd ... And talking about actors (celebrities) and what they could get away with: 1).....
» 25/09/2014 1:21:07 PM Some people will believe anything. Not much that we can do about that, especially in the .....
» 25/09/2014 11:11:12 AM Dear David F., My apologies for returning to the subject of Jane Fonda. However I do feel.....
» 25/09/2014 10:57:42 AM Dear Josephus, It is an extremist group. And many religions have those as you know. Not a.....
» 25/09/2014 10:54:59 AM Dear Individual, Well you should be really happy now with the current government in power.....
» 25/09/2014 10:26:57 AM Dear Is Mise, I don't doubt what you're saying. I also have attended lectures given by P.....
» 25/09/2014 9:42:54 AM Dear Bazz, Unfortunately I think some people are confusing terrorism with Islam. ISIS is .....
» 24/09/2014 7:05:37 PM Dear Is Mise, The simple truth? Well you got the simple part right but that's all. Try .....
» 24/09/2014 7:03:52 PM Dear Individual, Eureka! Blaming Labor is the political tactic of the current government .....
» 24/09/2014 6:21:25 PM Dear Bazz, I strongly suggest that you read "The Costello Memoirs," it really i.....
» 24/09/2014 5:56:31 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Of course no one will fully understand unless they experienced what you g.....
» 24/09/2014 4:11:40 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for the information. I'm still a firm believer that we live in a very .....
» 24/09/2014 3:56:31 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I think that you've misunderstood the points David F., was making and you.....
» 24/09/2014 3:02:54 PM Dear Individual, Take a good look at many of our current politicians. Many people would n.....
» 24/09/2014 10:01:28 AM Dear O Sung Wu, This is just for your information... I read an article that the photo ta.....
» 24/09/2014 9:51:44 AM Dear Is Mise, All Australians are free to follow any religion they choose, so long as its.....
» 24/09/2014 9:39:58 AM Dear Individual, It's not only the educated "experts" who don't have a clue. .....
» 24/09/2014 6:33:24 AM Dear Bazz, The Koran is not illegal in Holland. Hitler's biography, "Mein Kampf,&quo.....
» 23/09/2014 9:44:05 PM cont'd ... Before I go - the following link may help. It shows 60 ways in which the UN ma.....
» 23/09/2014 9:16:43 PM Dear Individual, All you seem to see is negativity. I have no control over that. The UN i.....
» 23/09/2014 1:27:37 PM Dear Yvonne, Thank You for your voice of reason. And for raising such valid points. It's .....
» 23/09/2014 10:27:44 AM Did anyone watch the ABC's "Q and A," program last night - Monday 22nd September.....
» 23/09/2014 10:17:46 AM Dear Individual, Read the two links and then you'll be in a better position to comment. A.....
» 22/09/2014 11:12:35 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Everything is relative, everything has its story and we all have our own .....
» 22/09/2014 10:54:56 PM Dear Bazz, A strata title unit facing the ocean would be my dream come true. Persuading .....
» 22/09/2014 6:25:56 PM Dear Individual, That's a shame - because the links are from the Department of Foreign Af.....
» 22/09/2014 6:16:23 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Yes, the United States stumbled into an obscure but vicious conflict in V.....
» 22/09/2014 4:53:17 PM Dear Yvonne, Thanks for the link - I hadn't seen it. Excellent article. At least some n.....
» 22/09/2014 4:15:46 PM Dear David F., Thank You. That means a great deal to me as I value your opinion......
» 22/09/2014 3:51:10 PM Dear Individual, Have you read the two links I gave?.....
» 22/09/2014 3:43:54 PM Dear Bazz, I appreciate the advice but I've still got a way to go before deciding what to.....
» 22/09/2014 1:46:14 PM Hi Bruce, Perhaps the following two links will clarify things for you: 1) http://www.dfa.....
» 22/09/2014 1:31:24 PM Dear David F., The prospects for peace look much more encouraging once we recognise that .....
» 22/09/2014 11:14:20 AM Dear spindoc, You need to be more specific. Which "Progressives" are those exa.....
» 22/09/2014 11:04:51 AM Dear David F., I hate war as well. However let us not forget that while the Nazis have .....
» 21/09/2014 9:54:29 PM Dear Bruce, The following link may be of interest: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/publica.....
» 21/09/2014 8:46:13 PM Dear Bruce, It's not a question of my getting my head around things - it's what the scien.....
» 21/09/2014 8:26:29 PM Dear Hasbeen and Bruce, An important element in any peace process is the international co.....
» 21/09/2014 8:03:25 PM I'm going to be repeating myself here but here goes anyway. A fundamental insight of soci.....
» 21/09/2014 7:42:35 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for that. Excellent advice. My husband and I are thinking about buyin.....
» 21/09/2014 4:09:59 PM Dear Bruce, The United Nations provides a forum for world opinion and a mechanism for con.....
» 21/09/2014 3:59:10 PM So what is the answer then? When a person tries to be prepared for their old age and is p.....
» 21/09/2014 3:02:41 PM Dear Bruce, This isn't a question of whether you're "trendy" enough or not. It'.....
» 21/09/2014 1:57:51 PM Dear Rehctub, It wasn't you that I was referring to in my earlier post. And no Foxy is no.....
» 21/09/2014 10:55:58 AM Dear Poirot, Yeah, Susan Brownmiller - who the hell is she? Never heard of her. But the.....
» 21/09/2014 10:47:46 AM cont'd ... All I can do is blow otb a great big raspberry, give him the middle-finger, an.....
» 21/09/2014 10:46:19 AM Dear Poirot, More to the point - why is otb crediting to me sources that I have not eithe.....
» 21/09/2014 10:33:53 AM Dear Bazz, It's not computers that are the problem on this forum. Some people are not cap.....
» 20/09/2014 10:25:12 PM cont'd ... Dear Bruce, It may help you to go to your regional or state library and get a.....
» 20/09/2014 7:31:29 PM Dear Bruce, Kinsey and Davis? It should have been quite clear that they provided the earl.....
» 20/09/2014 2:32:44 PM cont'd ... As for your cry of - "They hate us!" Who exactly? The only hate I .....
» 20/09/2014 2:28:29 PM Dear Rehctub, Regarding asylum seekers and the costs involved And where would the money c.....
» 20/09/2014 2:12:05 PM Dear Bruce, Where do I get my information about men from you ask? From views expressed by.....
» 20/09/2014 11:08:13 AM Dear Bazz, Australia is not like Europe or any other country. We have always faced our ch.....
» 20/09/2014 11:00:27 AM Dear Bruce, It's a question of changing attitudes. We need to treat each other with resp.....
» 19/09/2014 11:46:04 PM Dear Bruce, Allright. Enough of being facitious. Now to get serious. As I stated in my e.....
» 19/09/2014 11:11:42 PM "Aut non.".....
» 19/09/2014 7:02:21 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I remember Hilo when we sailed to the US a few decades ago. I thought it .....
» 19/09/2014 6:55:32 PM Dear Pericles, It is sad that the fact remains that efforts to change Australian's hearts.....
» 19/09/2014 5:03:55 PM Dear Bazz, In the words of William F. Buckley Jr: "I won't insult your intelligence.....
» 19/09/2014 4:17:07 PM Many factors may influence the decision to go to war. The personalities of the leaders; th.....
» 19/09/2014 3:56:53 PM Dear Rehctub, We can always find people to blame and fear. Instead of looking and analysi.....
» 19/09/2014 3:39:09 PM Dear Poirot, Sounds fair!.....
» 19/09/2014 3:36:12 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm sorry but I am not familiar with Robby G. However my husband who's g.....
» 19/09/2014 3:05:56 PM Dear Nathan, We need to make changes, that's for sure. The following link may also be of.....
» 19/09/2014 2:58:15 PM Dear Poirot, Of course it's the woman's fault. And she should accept the responsibility. .....
» 19/09/2014 1:53:33 PM Dear Hasbeen, Who'd have thought that the hula is all in the knees. And I agree that a gr.....
» 19/09/2014 11:48:59 AM Dear Hasbeen, Thank You and I'm sure that your kind words, high spirits, and sense of hum.....
» 18/09/2014 10:32:59 PM Dear Ludwig, I'm glad that you agree. Read my earlier posts......
» 18/09/2014 10:26:37 PM Dear Hasbeen, I'm so sorry that things have gotten so bad in the Western suburbs of Sydne.....
» 18/09/2014 10:17:40 PM Dear Puele Luka, Welcome to the Forum. I know what you mean about music. I also find th.....
» 18/09/2014 2:31:13 PM Dear Kactuz, You're certainly a person on a mission and you're flogging your anti-Muslim .....
» 18/09/2014 10:55:43 AM Legislators' dependence on campaign donations raises serious questions about the behind th.....
» 17/09/2014 6:37:39 PM Dear Rehctub, You're talking about a private school here. "If you want the best - pa.....
» 17/09/2014 6:21:01 PM Dear Ludwig, I remember reading some time ago that Belgian politicians have submitted a p.....
» 17/09/2014 5:07:38 PM Dear O Sung Wu, My husband took me to see a recent concert of a band that called themselv.....
» 17/09/2014 2:05:52 PM Dear Ludwig, I just wanted to add - it is important today that our governments (State and.....
» 17/09/2014 1:47:02 PM cont'd ... Dear Ludwig, All over the world, and especially in the less developed societi.....
» 17/09/2014 1:21:00 PM Atmospheric pollution is not an inevitable outcome of industrial technology; it derives a.....
» 17/09/2014 11:23:28 AM In pre-industrial societies people traditionally treated nature with respect, considering .....
» 16/09/2014 10:59:39 PM It looks like this discussion has now run its course and I'd like to Thank everyone who co.....
» 16/09/2014 6:07:19 PM Dear Individual, Thank You for sharing your meeting with Rebroff. It must have been very .....
» 16/09/2014 3:50:23 PM cont'd ... We need a Marriage Act. What we don't need are Mr Howard's amended divisive wo.....
» 16/09/2014 3:42:45 PM Do we need a Marriage Act? Yes, we do. In each society people create social institutions .....
» 16/09/2014 2:42:18 PM Things are looking quite interesting in Scotland. According to articles found on the web .....
» 16/09/2014 2:23:22 PM I forgot to add the violin virtuoso - Andre Rieu to the list. His concerts - including the.....
» 16/09/2014 9:52:45 AM Dear Paul, I also saw "Les Miserables," some years ago and we did have tickets .....
» 15/09/2014 11:11:09 PM I've just watched the ABC's - "Q and A," program, Monday 15th September 2014. Th.....
» 15/09/2014 10:56:58 PM Dear CHERFUL, I loved "Cats," and saw the stage version with Debbie Byrne singi.....
» 15/09/2014 7:12:54 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for the link - however, I don't think it will change a thing. Australia.....
» 15/09/2014 7:06:12 PM The people of Scotland will decide what they want. I wish them All The Best no matter wha.....
» 15/09/2014 6:49:14 PM Margaret Tucker in her autobiograhpy, "If Everyone Cared," wrote - "...I .....
» 15/09/2014 5:38:06 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your comments. I had never heard of Ted Mack- aand will hav.....
» 15/09/2014 12:27:13 PM Dear Paul, Yes they certainly do qualify. Thank You. Dear Jayb., Thank You for your li.....
» 15/09/2014 9:23:52 AM Dear O Sung Wu, I Googled "Macarthur Park," for you. It appears that Jimmy Web.....
» 15/09/2014 9:11:09 AM Dear Individual, Thanks for that - excellent choices. Many lives were changed as a resul.....
» 14/09/2014 9:40:30 PM cont'd ... Fancy my forgetting to mention - The King. Elvis of course. That guy's music.....
» 14/09/2014 9:36:08 PM Dear O Sung Wu, There's so many that can capture one's soul, depending on one's mood - an.....
» 14/09/2014 9:22:49 PM cont'd ... What about Weary Dunlop or Fred Hollows?.....
» 14/09/2014 8:58:35 PM Dear Individual, Surely there must be at least one person that you could name to put on o.....
» 14/09/2014 8:36:17 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I thought it was our PM, Tony Abbott who used the line, "Sh@t .....
» 14/09/2014 8:23:17 PM Dear Jayb, Not exactly what one would or could call constructive criticism or an intellig.....
» 14/09/2014 4:33:50 PM cont'd ... Andrew J. Bacevich wrote an interesting article in The Spectator, 16 August 20.....
» 14/09/2014 4:09:41 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, What will our involvement solve? Do you really believe that by .....
» 14/09/2014 3:11:41 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Well it's finally happened. Our PM has committed us to a Middle-Easter.....
» 14/09/2014 1:58:36 PM Dear Jayb., If you want to take part in serious discussions - you need to argue on an int.....
» 14/09/2014 1:21:06 PM One of Israel's political stars, Tzipi Livni, highlighted the Jewish state's collapsing in.....
» 14/09/2014 11:15:12 AM Personal attacks on posters are an emotional way of arguing - not a mature intelligent one.....
» 14/09/2014 11:05:41 AM Dear Individual and Suse, Thank You both for your thoughts. A cure for cancer is somethi.....
» 14/09/2014 10:55:06 AM The travel writer Bill Bryson, in his book, "Down Under," wrote these words abou.....
» 13/09/2014 3:50:00 PM The following link should be read by those blaming multiculturalism for the problems in Ro.....
» 13/09/2014 3:26:03 PM cont'd ... Dear Rehctub, According to an article in The Age, Saturdy, Sept. 13 2014 - .....
» 13/09/2014 2:44:22 PM Dear Kactuz, ISIS has been designated as a foreign terrorist organisation in the United S.....
» 13/09/2014 11:00:46 AM Dear rehctub, Why are you blaming multiculturalism on terrorism. ISIS is not a Muslim org.....
» 12/09/2014 8:12:07 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You ask what should we do regarding terrorists? What we don't do is succ.....
» 12/09/2014 2:08:51 PM I thought that it might be interesting just for a change to discuss something other than p.....
» 12/09/2014 11:53:14 AM Dear O Sung Wu, We also need to remember that terrorism is a complex phenomenon. There ar.....
» 12/09/2014 11:33:47 AM Dear O Sung Wu, Decisions about capital punishment are not really about deterrence. They'.....
» 12/09/2014 11:07:43 AM "urban political progressives see farmers as a lower caste?" Nah. its the ".....
» 12/09/2014 10:56:03 AM The following link may also add something to the discussion. Nothing is ever either black .....
» 11/09/2014 10:46:47 PM cont'd ... "But let's return to the problem that this repeal was supposed to solve: .....
» 11/09/2014 10:41:18 PM cont'd ... "The morning after the decision to abandon the repeal was announced, the .....
» 11/09/2014 10:23:28 PM Virginia Trioli wrote an interesting article on this very subject in the magazine, "T.....
» 11/09/2014 1:16:10 PM Dear Paul, I'm so glad that it was found - and all is well again. I have a picture that .....
» 11/09/2014 11:30:55 AM Dear Paul, I realize that at times it is difficult not to respond. I fall for it myself. .....
» 11/09/2014 11:11:59 AM Dear Suse, Within any organisations there will be some people who will react inappropriat.....
» 10/09/2014 10:25:08 PM Dear Suse, I also am against the use of violence. And agree that those who break our laws.....
» 10/09/2014 10:06:40 PM Dear Poirot, Lets all give a big round of applause to otb. Lets all pat him on the back. .....
» 10/09/2014 7:25:07 PM Dear Yvonne, Thanks for your kind words. I stand by my posting record. It speaks for its.....
» 10/09/2014 6:57:50 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I guess we'll have to wait and see what if anything happens next with wha.....
» 10/09/2014 6:53:34 PM There are indeed two sides to every story: http://www.rspcawatchdog.org/articles/whatswro.....
» 10/09/2014 1:37:28 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Another interesting topic. Farmers have a right to say who comes onto .....
» 10/09/2014 1:17:19 PM Dear Paul, Peta Credlin has been dragged into the ICAC controversy over carbon tax emails.....
» 10/09/2014 1:02:22 PM Dear Paul, Posters can post whatever bigoted or extreme views they like but they shouldn'.....
» 10/09/2014 11:39:37 AM otb, You have attacked me and others (women especially) so many times on this forum that.....
» 10/09/2014 11:09:58 AM I'm not suggesting that we don't have investigative measures into criminal activity - I'm .....
» 9/09/2014 6:43:40 PM Dear Paul, And otb speaks about wanting views that are "independent" and ".....
» 9/09/2014 6:19:18 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your comments. They are greatly appreciated as is your hon.....
» 9/09/2014 2:33:38 PM Dear SOG, I'm not being defeatest at all - just realistic. There's a difference. It looks.....
» 9/09/2014 1:37:56 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I don't doubt that the lady you met - Bronwyn Bishop was totally differen.....
» 9/09/2014 1:12:49 PM Dear Paul, You say that we need a Federal ICAC now? What has the state ICAC really achie.....
» 8/09/2014 6:25:07 PM Dear Mollieme, Welcome to the forum. You'll soon learn that on this forum you may not be.....
» 8/09/2014 6:06:16 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Why is it that whenever a critical opinion is quoted of the current gover.....
» 8/09/2014 1:25:44 PM And here I am thinking that all forms of mass media, from television soap operas to the ly.....
» 8/09/2014 11:31:04 AM Dear Poirot, Perhaps we are being too critical of the Abbott Government. We need to give .....
» 8/09/2014 11:06:59 AM Dear Is Mise, A great grandfather no less - Congratulations! That's wonderful! I trust th.....
» 7/09/2014 4:25:33 PM Dear Emperor Julian, Thank You for helping understand what you're trying to say and for e.....
» 7/09/2014 11:20:09 AM I just thought that I'd drop in and wish all you fathers and grandfathers a Happy Father's.....
» 7/09/2014 10:28:48 AM Dear Hasbeen, It looks like - we aren't going to agree on our former PM - who I thought .....
» 6/09/2014 9:15:58 PM Dear Emperor Julian, Perhaps the following link may assist to clarify a few things for yo.....
» 6/09/2014 9:00:39 PM Dear Hasbeen, I get the distinct impression that you would support the current government.....
» 6/09/2014 2:12:23 PM Dear spindoc, Thank you for helping me to understand what you're trying to say. I am ind.....
» 6/09/2014 1:52:32 PM Dear Emperor Julian, The Second World War was an extraordinary event. It cost not just hu.....
» 5/09/2014 9:06:52 PM cont'd ... Dear spindoc, You entered this discussion, judging from your first post, to p.....
» 5/09/2014 8:28:24 PM Dear spindoc, Still trying so hard - I see. Tell you what - When you have done the sur.....
» 5/09/2014 12:31:20 PM Dear spindoc, "Somebody in France wanted to put Voltaire in jail. Somebody in Franco.....
» 5/09/2014 12:14:26 PM I fully understand why some people desperately want to get married. There is an innate par.....
» 5/09/2014 11:42:31 AM cont'd ... Dear Emperor Julian, Have you seen the graphic TV re-broadcast of a TV progra.....
» 5/09/2014 11:31:40 AM cont'd ... Dear Emperor Julian, It is time to reflect on the events that took place befo.....
» 5/09/2014 11:04:28 AM Dear Emperor Julian, You can say whatever you like - the facts remain - and NATO and othe.....
» 4/09/2014 7:24:55 PM Dear Is Mise, Talking about bollocks ... What the difference between a tractor and a gir.....
» 4/09/2014 7:10:49 PM Dear Emperor Julian, The facts are these: What does matter is that Russia has breached t.....
» 4/09/2014 4:39:57 PM It seems that both sides of politics slam the Russian invasion in the Ukraine: http://www.....
» 4/09/2014 3:14:21 PM Dear Poirot and others, The following link explains the PM's actions in the Ukraine: htt.....
» 4/09/2014 2:58:41 PM Dear Jovana, I've done your survey and I'm happy to contribute to your research. Most of.....
» 4/09/2014 11:49:23 AM Deprive my husband of sex is something that I could never do. It would punish me too much.....
» 3/09/2014 11:19:23 AM What I find a concern is that we in the West are clearly setting the problem up as "T.....
» 3/09/2014 11:04:50 AM This disscussion has become interesting. I'm glad to see us taking part in some critical r.....
» 2/09/2014 7:19:41 PM It is quite obvious that something has seriously gone wrong in Rotherham. Public pressure.....
» 2/09/2014 6:57:02 PM Dear Poirot, Now you're making me drool. I have a Breville Cafe Cordfree Percolator - 12.....
» 2/09/2014 6:51:58 PM Dear Individual, That's the whole point isn't it. It's not what you look at that matters.....
» 2/09/2014 6:29:51 PM Tension between males and females is only one aspect of conflict in the family. Research s.....
» 2/09/2014 6:03:31 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Jane Caro's background is quite impressive. As the following two links sh.....
» 2/09/2014 5:40:06 PM otb, I don't know what you're on about now, but I suggest that you really need to find an.....
» 2/09/2014 4:32:41 PM cont'd ... Dear O Sung Wu, Please excuse all the typos in my previous post. My computer'.....
» 2/09/2014 4:29:50 PM Dear O Ssung Wu, I assume you're referring to lat nights episode of "Q and A," .....
» 2/09/2014 3:45:43 PM cont'd ... BTW: I'm neither defending Iftikhar - or responding to him. I stopped reading .....
» 2/09/2014 3:28:16 PM otb, Not at all old chap. Just trying to broaden the discussion. Here's another link t.....
» 2/09/2014 3:18:34 PM Dear Individual, Don't be jealous of Pericles. You may think that everyone who is anyone.....
» 2/09/2014 1:01:17 PM Here's a couple more links to add to the discussion: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/artic.....
» 2/09/2014 11:37:53 AM Here's another two links to add to the discussion: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-02-23/.....
» 2/09/2014 11:11:21 AM Here's another link to add to the discussion: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-02-23/brull.....
» 1/09/2014 8:28:15 PM spindoc, You can say whatever bigoted, extreme shyte you like - but don't complain if oth.....
» 1/09/2014 4:46:08 PM Dear spindoc, Personal contentment and fullfilment comes from within as a result of your .....
» 1/09/2014 4:34:34 PM otb, I'm so glad that you're not the same old sausage fizzing and sputtering in your own .....
» 1/09/2014 4:10:49 PM otb, How strange. Lucky me to be your target, once again. However, as always you've got i.....
» 1/09/2014 3:57:26 PM otb, So pleased that you've found a kindred spirit on "New Matilda," one who un.....
» 1/09/2014 3:50:48 PM Dear Individual, We are not "doing nothing." Our government has passed laws for.....
» 1/09/2014 3:46:05 PM cont'd ... Dear Spindoc, Experts tell us that - Terrorism is a complex phenomenon. Its .....
» 1/09/2014 3:01:00 PM Dear spindoc, You can twist it whichever way you like. However as far as I can see if &q.....
» 1/09/2014 2:40:39 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Here's an article that you may find of interest: http://newmatilda.com.....
» 1/09/2014 11:26:32 AM Dear spindoc, Kindly read my post on page 8 of this discussion. You should not attribute.....
» 1/09/2014 10:53:41 AM Dear Arjay, Russia maintained a naval base in Crimea as part of an agreement when the Ukr.....
» 31/08/2014 8:11:00 PM cont'd ... Dear SteeleRedux, It is worth remembering that - "Substantial arsenal of.....
» 31/08/2014 7:59:03 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I would like to quote to you parts of an article written by Dr Al Kabai.....
» 31/08/2014 11:35:05 AM Dear Jay, I was born here. My ancestry is Lithuanian, Russian, Scottish, German, and a fe.....
» 31/08/2014 11:25:06 AM Dear Jayb, I thought that I did answer your questions in my earlier posts. I made it qui.....
» 30/08/2014 5:48:16 PM Dear Jodelie, You're welcome. I enjoy reading your posts. So Thanks to you as well!.....
» 30/08/2014 4:45:16 PM Dear Jayb, I think that I've made my position quite clear regarding radicals and extremis.....
» 30/08/2014 4:36:32 PM Dear Paul, I know about the Americans. We lived in the country for close to ten years. My.....
» 30/08/2014 4:26:15 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Peter Costello in his Memoirs outlined some of the following thoughts: H.....
» 30/08/2014 3:54:10 PM Prof Saeed's explanations should be taken in their correct context. However some people ar.....
» 30/08/2014 1:24:19 PM Dear Jodelie, Your reference to women and meat and attributing that to Prof. Abdullah Sae.....
» 30/08/2014 1:07:59 PM Dear SOG, Yeah right. There are no Russian tanks in the Ukraine (the ones we see shown on.....
» 29/08/2014 1:47:47 PM Dear Jayb, No. you are nothing more than a bigot. Nothing new or special or original in t.....
» 29/08/2014 1:13:36 PM I usually find something interesting in a documentary, perhaps because of the predictabili.....
» 29/08/2014 11:19:56 AM Dear SteeleRedux, I haven't as yet read Bob Carr's book - but I will. I envy your being a.....
» 28/08/2014 10:16:25 PM Dear David, "Thou protests too much, methinks!" You can't have it both ways. A.....
» 28/08/2014 9:53:56 PM Dear Jayb, Whatever is eating you must be suffering dreadfully......
» 28/08/2014 6:42:07 PM The following link explains a great deal about Professor Abdullah Saeed: http://www.abdul.....
» 28/08/2014 6:30:20 PM Dear Jayb, No. I am not a Muslim. Are you a Zionist? However I do believe that if contem.....
» 28/08/2014 4:39:09 PM otb, When you have attended a few classes given by Prof. Abdullah Saeed, or read any of h.....
» 28/08/2014 2:12:06 PM Dear Emperor Julian, You found nothing of any substance about Professor Abdullah Saeed? .....
» 28/08/2014 1:34:42 PM Dear Bruce, Go back to your opening post and then re-read your other posts on this discu.....
» 28/08/2014 10:32:05 AM Dear Poirot, I've stated many times on this forum - reasoned, intelligent argument is a s.....
» 27/08/2014 10:28:12 PM The following link may help clarify things for you: http://rightnow.org.au/writing-cat/ar.....
» 27/08/2014 10:20:10 PM Dear Emperor Julian, I beg to differ with you yet again. According to Professor Abdullah.....
» 27/08/2014 5:43:29 PM Dear LEGO, Why do Israel's supporters indulge in so many outright lies. Your claim that m.....
» 27/08/2014 5:22:12 PM Dear SOG, Not all Jews are Zionists. Not all Muslims are Islamists. And it is stereotypin.....
» 27/08/2014 3:12:33 PM Dear Poirot, I wonder if we should give him some cheese to go with his whine?.....
» 27/08/2014 2:01:09 PM Dear Poirot, Just to jog some memories of - "been there, done that." Here's a l.....
» 26/08/2014 11:49:48 PM Dear Poirot, You've hit the nail on the head. I am enthralled. Goodness me - how could .....
» 26/08/2014 7:40:41 PM Dear David G., The following link may be of interest. It shows the current pressure that .....
» 26/08/2014 7:14:33 PM In order to have a well reasoned, intelligent discussion about feminism we need to try to .....
» 26/08/2014 7:03:22 PM Pressure is mounting on Israel. This looks like it will continue to increase as world opin.....
» 26/08/2014 3:39:31 PM Dear David G., Thank You for your adivce. I've taken it on board......
» 26/08/2014 2:23:31 PM Dear Jayb, It's obvious you think you know what you're talking about. I won't spoli that.....
» 26/08/2014 2:07:04 PM Dear David, There's an old agage: "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.&q.....
» 26/08/2014 12:23:29 PM I gather from some of the posts here that there's a strong feeling amongst some that femi.....
» 26/08/2014 12:05:28 PM Dear Josephus, Why would you think that Suse or any sane person, Muslim, Christian, or Je.....
» 26/08/2014 11:04:05 AM Dear David, Kindly re-read my earlier post regarding my own experiences with The New York.....
» 25/08/2014 7:35:42 PM Dear Individual, Your ignorance is becoming alarming because it's so damn consistent......
» 25/08/2014 7:29:45 PM Dear LEGO, if you want to really know the facts about Israel and the reasons for the Isra.....
» 25/08/2014 7:11:34 PM Dear RObert, Of course stats are only part of the story. There can be so many other contr.....
» 25/08/2014 3:14:14 PM Dear David, I did read the article. However one doesn't judge from an article what a new.....
» 25/08/2014 2:26:14 PM Dear Hasbeen, Talent, understanding, initiative, leadership, and other skills are not res.....
» 25/08/2014 1:50:24 PM Dear Hasbeen, I'm afraid that we see things differently. I prefer to judge people on thei.....
» 25/08/2014 12:11:28 PM Dear David, Why do you accuse anybody who criticises Israel's atrocious tactics in Gaza a.....
» 25/08/2014 11:47:28 AM Angela Priestly, Editor of "Women's Agenda," wrote an interesting editorial rece.....
» 25/08/2014 11:30:10 AM Dear Bruce, You're preaching to the converted. Try addressing your post to Individual. .....
» 25/08/2014 12:15:11 AM Dear LEGO, No, I don't face Mecca when I pray. But I do sway back and forth. I hope tha.....
» 25/08/2014 12:07:46 AM Dear Bruce, A great deal has certainly changed over the past decades. Women today have th.....
» 24/08/2014 11:21:55 PM otb, Thank You. Wonderful suggestions. I shall definitely take them all on board......
» 24/08/2014 11:16:25 PM Dear Bruce, My gran used to say - "You can't demand the same from a sparrow as from.....
» 24/08/2014 8:44:32 PM Dear Individual, How can you tell - your glasses are dirty. And you can't see anything th.....
» 24/08/2014 8:40:44 PM otb, You never fail to surprise me. But this time in a good way. What a lovely post fro.....
» 24/08/2014 8:35:50 PM "The wombat lives across the seas, Among the far Antipodes. He may exist on nuts and .....
» 24/08/2014 6:33:43 PM Dear Individual, Actually, I have voted for the Liberals in the past and come from a Libe.....
» 24/08/2014 6:18:14 PM Dear SPQR, No one is suggesting that there aren't "Mad jihadists," only that no.....
» 24/08/2014 4:32:12 PM Dear Yvonne, Thank You so much. What a gift you've given me. Bless You!.....
» 24/08/2014 4:26:47 PM Dear SPQR, Talking about slogans - Here's the original Zionist slogan: "A land wit.....
» 24/08/2014 3:58:39 PM Dear Yvonne, Amazing. You mirror my thoughts exactly!.....
» 24/08/2014 3:52:45 PM What is concerning is the "Muslims did it" attitudes that come across linking te.....
» 24/08/2014 2:56:57 PM Dear runner, What about the tennant of Christ's teaching - forgiveness? Do you believe in.....
» 24/08/2014 2:51:52 PM Dear David, Your version of events differs greatly from those of Antony Loewenstein and D.....
» 24/08/2014 1:25:41 PM Dear Poirot, You name it - the child has it. Every toy imaginable. His father keeps buyin.....
» 24/08/2014 1:06:07 PM Dear Jayb, If you believe that there is no such thing as a "moderate Muslim," t.....
» 24/08/2014 1:02:13 PM Clive's got dinosaurs? Now that I'd pay to see! :-).....
» 24/08/2014 12:59:17 PM Dear Yvonne, Could you supply me with all the details of the book you recommend - author,.....
» 24/08/2014 11:43:29 AM Dear Yvonne, Well said - and spot on. I've just re-read Peter Costello's book, "The.....
» 24/08/2014 11:26:02 AM My daughter-in-law has a toddler who we're very concerned about and I would love to buy th.....
» 24/08/2014 11:14:28 AM Dear Poirot, Isn't that a convenient tactic - and of course the other Liberal tactic is c.....
» 24/08/2014 11:08:24 AM It's debatable whether one can blame any religion for its misuse......
» 24/08/2014 11:04:14 AM Dear Bazz, Blinded by my politics? And what politics are those exactly? That's such an .....
» 24/08/2014 10:46:39 AM Dear Individual, I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe w.....
» 23/08/2014 11:17:52 PM Dear Bazz, You surprise me with your comments. I would have expected more from you. Why a.....
» 23/08/2014 6:50:02 PM When ought we disclose mental illness? That's a question I'm not really sure how to answe.....
» 23/08/2014 5:25:01 PM Dear rehctub, I think Peter Costello was being optimistic about our future. But you'd hav.....
» 23/08/2014 1:18:16 PM Dear runner, I see you are incapable both of hearing and understanding. Dearb Jayb, Ye.....
» 23/08/2014 11:05:11 AM Dear runner, Go back and re-read your own posting record on this forum. Nothing more need.....
» 23/08/2014 10:46:20 AM cont'd ... Oooops - my apologies - I sent the previous post too quickly. I left out the w.....
» 23/08/2014 10:42:30 AM Dear runner, What then is your reason for all the hatred you as a Christian carry and co.....
» 23/08/2014 10:35:24 AM Dear Kactuz, You really need to lay off the stereotyping. You've crossed the line with y.....
» 23/08/2014 10:17:10 AM Dear rehctub, You ask - when did Peter Costello say that ? As I wrote in my