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» 22/11/2017 10:56:42 PM Dear Nick, Thanks for that. However, for me this discussion has now run its course. I .....
» 22/11/2017 10:53:50 PM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minister, Here is a link that explains why some Australian men tr.....
» 22/11/2017 10:16:39 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't believe that to be true......
» 22/11/2017 10:13:23 PM ttbn, Everyone hates being humiliated it's true. Yet your posts still exist......
» 22/11/2017 6:27:05 PM Before I leave for this evening I would like to Thank everyone who has contributed to this.....
» 22/11/2017 6:17:08 PM Goodness me - again with the fear mongering. Here you sit behind your computer screens and.....
» 22/11/2017 5:53:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, In an interview with Peter Stefanovic on 60 Minutes Hannah Mouncey .....
» 22/11/2017 4:21:04 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The AFL (as reported in The Age) based its decision on the Victoria.....
» 22/11/2017 3:58:43 PM Dear Philip S., Not a very fair comparison - the UK with Iraq. However, in a democracy (.....
» 22/11/2017 3:18:10 PM Varrei aver sentito il tuo messaggio......
» 22/11/2017 3:09:44 PM Dear ilmessagio, Nothing of the kind is being proposed. Is Mise did say it was a distand.....
» 22/11/2017 2:34:29 PM Dear Mr Iftikhar, Thank You for raising this discussion about whether we should have more.....
» 22/11/2017 10:31:38 AM Dear Joe, No I did not prove your point at all. Carlotta is now a female. She's had re-as.....
» 22/11/2017 9:57:23 AM Dear Is Mise, WOW - is right! Thank You so much. I had forgotten all the other qualifica.....
» 22/11/2017 9:44:07 AM Dear Shadow Minister, This is a bit of a tricky issue. I know very little about gender re.....
» 21/11/2017 9:25:56 PM Dear Hassie, Here's a link giving us another perspective: http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlang.....
» 21/11/2017 9:02:37 PM Dear Is Mise, I tend to agree with you that Prince Charles is quite talented. I remember .....
» 21/11/2017 5:34:24 PM Dear Hassie, I hope that we shall get to see Prince Charles become king. I would like tha.....
» 21/11/2017 5:31:19 PM Dear Nick, I'm excited at what you're telling me and you've now also aroused my son's int.....
» 21/11/2017 5:19:13 PM Dear Nick, Thank You for taking an interest in the Lithuanian language. The following lin.....
» 21/11/2017 5:03:28 PM Dear rehctub, I've spent the afternoon in my mother's nursing home. She's in the dementia.....
» 21/11/2017 4:54:27 PM Dear Big Nana, We probably have enough laws as it is. However since the YES vote quite a .....
» 21/11/2017 12:08:01 PM Dear Nick, Thank You for that. We can learn quite a bit on this forum......
» 21/11/2017 12:05:20 PM Dear Is Mise, Did you watch last night's program? I was particularly impressed with Step.....
» 21/11/2017 11:58:07 AM Dear Big Nana, Hopefully the Dean Smith Bill with all of its amendments will satisfy ever.....
» 21/11/2017 10:39:15 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Women should be able to participate in any sport of their individua.....
» 21/11/2017 10:27:46 AM Dear Toni, Yes that's true. The Queen mother did live to be 101. However she was a widowe.....
» 21/11/2017 10:11:09 AM Dear rehctub, Perhaps we need to have another election soon? I watched Q&A last night on.....
» 21/11/2017 9:38:48 AM Thank You for all your comments thus far. Rumours are circulating both online and in the .....
» 20/11/2017 6:05:38 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I am a relatively hairless creature. I always have been. It's probably my a.....
» 20/11/2017 5:43:48 PM I thought that a change of topic might be interesting. According to a recent article in a.....
» 20/11/2017 5:29:13 PM Dear ALTRAV, Thanks for that. I'll try to give it a go. Thanks also for your patience .....
» 20/11/2017 4:00:00 PM Dear ALTRAV, You've aroused my curiousity. When, according to the West Australian newspa.....
» 20/11/2017 3:55:18 PM Dear Is Mise, I agree that the Minister should have contacted Gun World. I had assumed th.....
» 20/11/2017 2:28:37 PM Dear rehctub, If you get a printed invitation to the wedding you can always reply in writ.....
» 20/11/2017 2:23:39 PM Dear Is Mise, Guns are not toys. They are tools. And the billboard is inappropriate, as w.....
» 20/11/2017 12:19:54 PM The following link may be of interest: http://www.business.gov.au/info/plan-and-start/sta.....
» 20/11/2017 12:03:22 PM Dear rehctub, You have asked us what should you do if you get invited to the same-sex mar.....
» 19/11/2017 3:03:31 PM Dear ALTRAV, I was referring to fundamentalists and extremists and they exist in all reli.....
» 19/11/2017 1:35:04 PM Dear OP2, Modern people are focussed on improving the human condition on earth, even if .....
» 19/11/2017 1:17:19 PM ttbn, I rather suspect that you lied when you told us that your chosen initials for this .....
» 19/11/2017 9:41:16 AM Not so sure about the West heading for oblivion. The doom-sayers have been around for quit.....
» 19/11/2017 9:20:51 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Firstly, regarding same sex marriage and bakers - the private members' bill.....
» 18/11/2017 5:34:24 PM Dear Philip S., What you are suggesting is very possible indeed. Take a look at the mind-.....
» 18/11/2017 1:03:58 PM Dear ALTRAV, Your concerns for gay safety is commendable. However, you're not telling us .....
» 18/11/2017 12:40:30 PM Dear Hassie, And that's why I like you so much!.....
» 18/11/2017 10:41:19 AM On International Men's Day let us remember the good things about men and boys. Here is a.....
» 18/11/2017 9:54:24 AM Dear ALTRAV, Then why are you still arguing?.....
» 18/11/2017 9:52:20 AM Dear Josephus, The Coalition backbencher James Patterson along with Conservative colleagu.....
» 18/11/2017 9:36:25 AM Dear Hassie, Thank You. It was fun and it did work......
» 17/11/2017 10:29:43 PM ALTRAV, You seem to be fixated on the sexual habits of same-sex couples. I find this rath.....
» 17/11/2017 10:14:03 PM Hi Shadow Minister, As our PM has stated it is now up to MPs in parliament to get on with.....
» 17/11/2017 2:25:53 PM ttbn, Remember when I asked for your opinion? Me, neither......
» 17/11/2017 2:07:56 PM leoj, Frankly I don't understand what you're on about. And before you start giving advice.....
» 17/11/2017 1:40:16 PM leoj, Foxy is not the one who labels people on this forum. You do. She made it quite clea.....
» 17/11/2017 1:29:04 PM ttbn, Don't you feel better now? Venting your spleen is so good, isn't it?.....
» 17/11/2017 1:15:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I shall repeat what I stated earlier - Marriage is a very old cust.....
» 17/11/2017 1:00:33 PM Here are the facts concerning the private member's bill from Liberal Senator Dean Smith to.....
» 17/11/2017 12:23:51 PM leoj, You've got what's left of your life to continue to be a jerk. Why not take today of.....
» 17/11/2017 11:09:38 AM Dear Josephus, The Dean Smith Bill that has been passed in the Senate has all the necessa.....
» 17/11/2017 11:00:05 AM cont'd ... Hi ALTRAV, It just occurred to me that religious nuns get married into the ch.....
» 17/11/2017 10:52:40 AM cont'd ... Dear Yuyutsu, It has just occurred to me that if you knew that the baker hate.....
» 17/11/2017 10:47:40 AM cont'd ... Dear Yuyutsu, BTW: Our baker is a personal friend and we've been eating his s.....
» 17/11/2017 10:40:52 AM Good Morning ALTRAV, You may not realise it but "consumate" means to have sexua.....
» 17/11/2017 10:32:53 AM Hi ALTRAV, I think that you are confusing the word "consumate" with "procr.....
» 17/11/2017 10:18:55 AM Hi MHaze, You concerns about the future are understandable. However I am sure that Austra.....
» 17/11/2017 9:54:11 AM Dear Yuyutsu, What law are you talking about regarding bakers? No such law has been pass.....
» 16/11/2017 7:52:58 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Users of slippery slope arguments should take skiing lessons. They .....
» 16/11/2017 7:47:39 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Marriage is a very old custom, but in many ways a modern constructi.....
» 16/11/2017 7:36:19 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Users of slippery slope arguments should take skiing lessons. They .....
» 16/11/2017 1:08:03 PM It appears that the hatred and mendacity of the No campaign still lives on for some. What .....
» 16/11/2017 12:09:10 PM leoj, Not at all. It just shows that times are changing, at least for some. People rememb.....
» 16/11/2017 10:52:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The marriage equality campaign has been the best and the worst of A.....
» 16/11/2017 10:40:51 AM Dear Big Nana, Originally "Queer" was used in a derogatory sense. Today many LG.....
» 16/11/2017 9:52:09 AM The marriage survey result shows that Australia is better than our politicians give us cr.....
» 16/11/2017 9:47:06 AM The response to the survey showed the best of Australia. In a generous and optimistic exer.....
» 15/11/2017 10:23:04 PM Dear Shadow Minister, This postal survey has been a major win for the Prime Minister. The.....
» 15/11/2017 6:34:17 PM Dear Yuyutsu, As far as bakers hanging themselves go? Their bankers and lawyers will adv.....
» 15/11/2017 6:20:41 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm sorry if you don't like the mewspaper reports on those times. I have .....
» 15/11/2017 6:00:38 PM Every state and territory voted Yes by more than 60% except for NSW where the Yes vote wa.....
» 15/11/2017 5:38:42 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm glad that you recognise what went on in Sydney. We're all familiar wi.....
» 15/11/2017 5:09:43 PM Dear Josephus, More fear mongering. Shame on you. Dear Yuyutsu, You say - Bakers will.....
» 15/11/2017 4:58:42 PM Nobody forced Australians to vote "Yes" they decided that all by themselves to .....
» 15/11/2017 2:58:00 PM Dear Is Mise, Australians by voting Yes for fairness, commitment, love - have taken a pos.....
» 15/11/2017 2:53:25 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is certain that there will be quite a few politicians who campai.....
» 15/11/2017 2:41:17 PM Dear Joe, Every state and territory voted "Yes" by more than 60% except for NSW.....
» 15/11/2017 1:15:48 PM Tony Abbott's electorate of Warringah - 75% voted Yes. Malcolm Turnbull's electorate of W.....
» 15/11/2017 1:04:25 PM What happens now? Well today people are celebrating, tomorrow the government will be legi.....
» 15/11/2017 12:48:37 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Violence in the streets, in homes, in pubs, and elsewhere, is not assigne.....
» 15/11/2017 11:02:46 AM I thin that Christine Forster today has more important things on her mind - with the resul.....
» 15/11/2017 10:59:16 AM Dear ALTRAV, It appears that most Australians disagree with your point of view as the res.....
» 14/11/2017 12:44:04 PM And many do! In any case - We shall see what Australia has decided on Wednesday 15th Nov.....
» 14/11/2017 10:10:23 AM Dear Josephus, We will know soon enough what the results of the postal survey are. I beli.....
» 14/11/2017 9:59:04 AM Dear AJ, Some people have got what's left of their life's to continue to be jerks. Don't .....
» 13/11/2017 5:59:07 PM Here is a list of the 25 most powerful female political political leaders 2017: http://ww.....
» 13/11/2017 5:30:26 PM Dear SM, Abuse is abuse whether physical or verbal. And sometimes verbal - lasts longer. .....
» 13/11/2017 12:57:38 PM Dear Joe, I've lost count of the number of door-knockers that we've had prior to the clos.....
» 13/11/2017 10:32:08 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Well it appears that approx. 200 refugees have been moved out of th.....
» 13/11/2017 9:42:11 AM Dear Josephus, I don't understand the point that you are trying to make by referring to w.....
» 12/11/2017 6:04:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I have just read the media coverage of the violent protest regardin.....
» 12/11/2017 5:38:05 PM Dear Josephus, I'm unable to access the link you gave. Could you tell us what's in it......
» 12/11/2017 3:32:59 PM Dear Josephus, There are many people who tend to be moralists, seeing the world in terms .....
» 12/11/2017 3:07:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, According to Greg Brown in "The Weekend Australian, November 8.....
» 12/11/2017 9:20:44 AM I can see that there still are people who are concerned about various aspects of the same-.....
» 11/11/2017 8:53:19 PM leoj, Kindly explain your following statement to me: "Because you and your partner .....
» 11/11/2017 8:40:54 PM Laws have gradually recognised same-sex couples as defactos in Australia but there's some .....
» 11/11/2017 8:06:13 PM leoj, I don't know what you are talking about. It makes no sense......
» 11/11/2017 3:01:43 PM Dear Hassie, Your place sounds beautiful. My brother lives in Byron Bay next to a Nature.....
» 11/11/2017 2:48:30 PM Dear Joe, Yes indeed - people's entire way of thinking about marriage has changed: it is .....
» 11/11/2017 2:36:17 PM leoj, I usually don't bother reading your posts for obvious reasons - however as you pers.....
» 10/11/2017 5:35:23 PM Dear Josephus, As one society after another has industrialised over the course of the pas.....
» 10/11/2017 11:15:45 AM ttbn, For your information Sir, I've only not been driving since 2015. And I have driven.....
» 10/11/2017 11:10:01 AM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo. Here's the link again: http://www.tai.org.au/site.....
» 10/11/2017 11:02:06 AM The criticisms of 4WD's go way back in this country. Some examples are: Channel 9's ".....
» 9/11/2017 10:28:37 PM cont'd ... Dear Hassie, Perhaps I'm not explaining things well. Huge 4WDs are a hazard.....
» 9/11/2017 10:17:28 PM Dear Hassie, I admit that my knowledge about cars could not be equated with yours as an e.....
» 9/11/2017 5:52:24 PM cont'd ... It shall be interesting to see how Australia has voted on the issue of same-se.....
» 9/11/2017 5:48:14 PM My apologies ahead of time, but I'm going to sound like a broken record and repeat what I'.....
» 9/11/2017 1:10:04 PM Taken from reader's comments on 4WDs in the Sydney Morning Herald: "I think that few.....
» 9/11/2017 10:59:04 AM Good Morning Everyone, And what a beautiful morning it is in Melbourne. I really don't ha.....
» 8/11/2017 5:39:33 PM cont'd ... Dear Is Mise, I forgot to add that having driven overseas, especially in Nort.....
» 8/11/2017 5:30:30 PM Dear Is Mise, Thanks for that. Our Holden Statesman is a beautiful car. We bought it se.....
» 8/11/2017 12:27:33 PM Dear Is Mise, I detect from your post that you feel that my comments are about as useful .....
» 8/11/2017 12:21:30 PM I see that instead of a discussion some are again stooping to personal attacks - "jea.....
» 8/11/2017 9:52:05 AM Dear OP2, Thank You for this discussion. For many years there have been complaints about .....
» 7/11/2017 4:25:23 PM Dear OP2, I asked because I'm trying to find at least one positive thing that the current.....
» 7/11/2017 10:02:50 AM Dear OP2, You're right - across multiple portfolios government policy is a shambles. Howe.....
» 7/11/2017 9:52:36 AM Dear Paul, It's not looking good for the Turnbull government. One disaster after another .....
» 7/11/2017 9:42:32 AM Dear Josephus, We shall all know the results of the postal survey soon enough. It closes .....
» 6/11/2017 6:18:22 PM Dear Josephus, The following links may help clarify things. http://www.abc.net.au/news/f.....
» 6/11/2017 5:22:50 PM Dear Alan B., Thanks for that. I don't know enough about the subject - so I appreciate y.....
» 6/11/2017 12:06:57 PM Dear Josephus, What evidence do you have that people will be discriminated against and b.....
» 6/11/2017 12:02:49 PM Arguments about the respect that the Institution of Marriage has is understandable - howev.....
» 6/11/2017 11:20:32 AM Dear Alan B., Nobody's called me "mate" before so Thank You. BTW: I'm a female.....
» 6/11/2017 9:30:41 AM Four Corners did an excellent job on showing us the damage that the Adani mine will do and.....
» 6/11/2017 9:05:51 AM Dear Josephus, This postal survey has nothing to do with your religious beliefs or how yo.....
» 6/11/2017 8:49:38 AM As far as I can remember our Constitution has served us rather well thus far, except now f.....
» 5/11/2017 6:13:08 PM Dear Josephus, Here is a more recent link on same-sex couple entitlements that was passed.....
» 5/11/2017 5:59:52 PM cont'd ... Dear Josephus, My apologies for leaving out the relevant bits of the link. I .....
» 5/11/2017 5:53:19 PM Dear Josephus, Here's some discrimination in real terms for you: http://www.humanrights......
» 4/11/2017 9:42:22 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, and Alan B., I totally agree with you both. Change needs to happen......
» 3/11/2017 6:16:20 PM Dear Toni, Your post actually made me spill my coffee. I'm still laughing. "Erotic.....
» 3/11/2017 12:41:39 PM What's the big deal about the various types of sex that people indulge in - as long as it .....
» 3/11/2017 12:24:58 PM Perhaps all that is necessary to be done is an amendment clause that lawyers could work ou.....
» 3/11/2017 11:04:48 AM For anyone interested: "When the Australian Constitution was drafted in the 1890s, a.....
» 3/11/2017 10:55:59 AM Dear Alan B., I agree with you totally. Prof. Bruce Baskerville an expert in the Austra.....
» 2/11/2017 6:42:49 PM Dear Is Mise, I second that. Great read - Thank You......
» 2/11/2017 6:36:17 PM Dear Joe, Perhaps you need to actually read some of the posts appearing in this discussio.....
» 2/11/2017 6:21:12 PM "When the Australian Constitution was drafted in the 1890s, allegiance was given to t.....
» 2/11/2017 1:07:09 PM Dear Joe, Exactly. These points do need to be discussed. It is archaic to have an old B.....
» 2/11/2017 10:09:38 AM Dear Paul, Why have a witch-hunt and disrupt our parliament even further over an archaic .....
» 2/11/2017 10:00:09 AM The irrationality that somehow same sex relationships are not equal to heterosexual relati.....
» 2/11/2017 9:51:09 AM Dear Is Mise, Thanks for getting it......
» 1/11/2017 7:16:58 PM Dear Josephus, Thank You for the link from "Marriage and Family for Christ". .....
» 1/11/2017 6:56:42 PM Donations need to be properly authorised. Transparency is key. There should not be differe.....
» 1/11/2017 6:25:38 PM cont'd ... Here's what Barnaby Joyce feels about the Constitution Section 44: http://www.....
» 1/11/2017 5:58:58 PM Dear Philip S., We shouldn't be too concerned. Everything will work out, you'll see. I a.....
» 1/11/2017 2:32:13 PM Dear Is Mise, The law should be changed......
» 1/11/2017 8:39:42 AM Dear Yuyutsu, What we were discussing was the law of the land as applied to same sex marr.....
» 31/10/2017 10:18:08 PM I do not believe that these politicians broke this archaic law deliberately and I feel tha.....
» 31/10/2017 7:04:44 PM Today's Herald Sun (31st October 2017) printed the following letter by Graham Williams whi.....
» 31/10/2017 6:31:29 PM I've just read an excellent summation on this issue in a letter in today's Herald-Sun (31s.....
» 31/10/2017 12:58:05 PM Why should we judge what consenting adults hetero or gay do in private? That is none of ou.....
» 30/10/2017 5:44:15 PM ttbn, Talking about embarrassment... Reminds me of the following joke: "Early in o.....
» 30/10/2017 5:36:48 PM Dear Big Nana, There are links available on the web giving the timeline histories of Abor.....
» 30/10/2017 2:14:51 PM Dear Big Nana, What has confused me somewhat are the links that I've read put out by inst.....
» 30/10/2017 12:20:07 PM Dear Big Nana, Obviously I am out of my depth in this discussion. I do not possess your k.....
» 30/10/2017 10:39:58 AM ttbn, You're telling me to "get over it" while calling me a "Left-wing ide.....
» 30/10/2017 10:28:05 AM Dear Joe, Let me make sure that I understand you. I take it that you are against an Indi.....
» 30/10/2017 10:19:39 AM Dear Armchair Critic, I have no control over the behaviour of others on this forum only o.....
» 30/10/2017 9:44:10 AM Dear Yuyutsu, For me this discussion has now run its course. Thank You for your contribu.....
» 29/10/2017 10:40:35 PM Dear AC, Thank You......
» 29/10/2017 10:23:14 PM ttbn, I am merely responding to your comments directed at me. Why is it acceptable for y.....
» 29/10/2017 10:11:34 PM Dear Toni, You've summed it up rather nicely. Thank You......
» 29/10/2017 10:07:50 PM ttbn, Wrong again. I don't hate anyone, not even you - hard as you try to make that happ.....
» 29/10/2017 7:25:47 PM cont'd ... Dear Steele, You realise that we could be dreadfully wrong. Pauline Hanson ma.....
» 29/10/2017 7:22:15 PM Hi Paul, Sounds good to me!.....
» 29/10/2017 7:17:43 PM Dear Joe, May I politely suggest that you actually read Prof. Bain Attwood's "Tellin.....
» 29/10/2017 7:09:54 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I don't understand what you are trying to say. It doesn't make sense. How w.....
» 29/10/2017 6:33:24 PM ttbn, Thank You for proving my point brilliantly!.....
» 29/10/2017 6:27:41 PM Dear Steele, The following link explains why the government made the choices it did regar.....
» 29/10/2017 6:02:49 PM Dear Joe, Yes, as a researcher I certainly can tell the difference. And I certainly agree.....
» 29/10/2017 5:37:00 PM BTW: - Dear Philip S., According to a list compiled by "Global Firepower" Aust.....
» 29/10/2017 5:28:44 PM Dear Philip S., So you think Australia's spending $50 billion over 30 years on 12 new sub.....
» 29/10/2017 4:32:51 PM Dear Joe, Today, it is now possible to explore the past by means of a large number of boo.....
» 29/10/2017 3:28:40 PM Well here's a link I've just come across regarding Australia's $50 billion submarine inves.....
» 29/10/2017 2:56:21 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Don't be too concerned about people who use labelling as a tactic o.....
» 29/10/2017 1:22:51 PM Dear Big Nana, In answer to your question as to why the Indigenous People should get a Vo.....
» 29/10/2017 12:36:37 PM Dear Alan B., I don't have much faith in Malcolm Turnbull anymore. I don't think he's got.....
» 29/10/2017 10:58:41 AM Dear Shadow Minister, It certainly is going to be a difficult choice at the next election.....
» 29/10/2017 10:28:46 AM Dear Josephus, Of course I cannot speak on behalf of your friend. However I am merely goi.....
» 29/10/2017 10:21:12 AM Dear Joe, I can see that you're getting upset. That was not my intention. I am merely tr.....
» 29/10/2017 10:08:27 AM Dear Philip S., I only listed a couple of things about Pauline Hanson due to the word lim.....
» 29/10/2017 9:51:51 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I have already voted and I shall leave it up to others to have their say. I.....
» 28/10/2017 5:57:09 PM cont'd ... Dear Steele, I forgot to add that Senator Hanson has secured a six year Senat.....
» 28/10/2017 5:42:35 PM When Malcolm Turnbull challenged Tony Abbott for the leadership, bad polls were one reason.....
» 28/10/2017 5:14:38 PM Dear Steele, I agree. I've always been taught to not judge people too harshly no matter h.....
» 28/10/2017 4:00:15 PM Dear Hassie, Actually that's not true. Pauline's record is one of being - ill-informed, s.....
» 28/10/2017 3:39:16 PM Dear Big Nana and Joe, I really don't have the energy or the wish to argue with you. We;v.....
» 28/10/2017 3:20:12 PM The law should be changed......
» 28/10/2017 3:17:47 PM Dear Josephus, No. That's not what Magda said. She clearly stated that she was well aware.....
» 28/10/2017 2:30:02 PM This is not about "ignorance of the law". It should be about the removal of an a.....
» 28/10/2017 1:36:10 PM Dear Josephus, No. this is not a competition as to which relationship is superior or infe.....
» 28/10/2017 1:28:23 PM Dear Big Nana, Thank You for your opinion, it is as always appreciated. I admit that I ha.....
» 28/10/2017 1:18:51 PM Dear Alan, Thanks for that. I'm looking forward to the day when we no longer talk about .....
» 28/10/2017 9:43:55 AM Dear Shadow Minster, Thank You. Please accept my apology as well. I also value your con.....
» 28/10/2017 9:25:38 AM ALTRAV, If you going to single out groups for what you think is - "disgusting" .....
» 28/10/2017 9:09:43 AM Dear Paul, It's a pity that Tony Windsor won't be running for office again but as he expl.....
» 28/10/2017 8:51:32 AM Dear Yuyutsu, There will be no "new" definition of marriage. What there will be.....
» 27/10/2017 6:23:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I forgot to add in answer to your third question to me - Do you seriously b.....
» 27/10/2017 5:49:38 PM I watched "QandA" that evening and found that Magda kept stressing the fact that.....
» 27/10/2017 4:21:16 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The questions that you have asked of me have nothing to do with the same se.....
» 27/10/2017 12:25:39 PM So many irrelevant arguments are being brought into this debate. This has nothing to do wi.....
» 27/10/2017 9:47:42 AM The Courier Mail tells us that - "All the government wanted was a modest plan to pur.....
» 27/10/2017 9:08:40 AM Shadow Minister, The only person I am retreating from on this Forum is you Sir. Because t.....
» 27/10/2017 8:59:26 AM Talking about learning from history - Here's one way of doing it: Christmas is just aroun.....
» 26/10/2017 3:55:59 PM Dear Armchair Critic, History is clear that in 1939, Stalin and Hitler were allies agains.....
» 26/10/2017 3:19:16 PM Dear Armchair Critic, World War II produced tens of millions of victims. Some were comba.....
» 26/10/2017 1:31:57 PM Shadow Minister, If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you've got.....
» 26/10/2017 10:36:46 AM Dear mhaze, Thank You for that. My family experienced communism first-hand. Family member.....
» 26/10/2017 10:19:15 AM The following link is worth a read: http://theconversation.com/australia-doesnt-have-a-po.....
» 26/10/2017 9:51:31 AM Shadow Minister, I stopped reading your post after the sentence - "The ALP has manag.....
» 26/10/2017 9:26:20 AM cont'd ... Joseph Sobran expressed a similar opinion in The Washington Times, April 23, 1.....
» 26/10/2017 9:13:04 AM As stated in "The New KGB" by William R. Corson and Robert T. Crowley: "Th.....
» 25/10/2017 6:11:45 PM We are supposed to be a democratic country boasting of our fair-go, our humanity, our love.....
» 25/10/2017 4:12:28 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Actions do speak louder than words. You could prove it by changing.....
» 25/10/2017 9:35:39 AM cont'd ... Dear Paul, I forgot to add - the fact that if New Zealand can implement the N.....
» 25/10/2017 9:28:58 AM Shadow Minister, I have not been attacking you Sir. Merely pointing out your biases. Ther.....
» 25/10/2017 9:17:13 AM I watched the same-sex marriage debate on "Q&A" on Monday evening, 23rd October .....
» 25/10/2017 9:02:59 AM Dear Paul, I'm not sure how they are going to get out of this mess. And how much it will .....
» 24/10/2017 10:11:04 PM Dear Paul, I watched the Four Corners program on the NBN on Monday evening. It certainly .....
» 24/10/2017 5:06:56 PM Shadow Minister, Your posting record speaks for itself. As does mine. Forum members can j.....
» 24/10/2017 2:21:03 PM cont'd ... Shadow Minister, You do more than "only disagree" with "Leftie.....
» 24/10/2017 2:15:54 PM Dear Shadow Minster, I seem to recall Tony Abbott was willing to do whatever it took to g.....
» 24/10/2017 2:03:25 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Yes - You have little respect for people's opinions. Unless of cour.....
» 24/10/2017 9:52:38 AM Dear Paul, Talking about elections ... One of my favourite quotes - "Welcome to a .....
» 24/10/2017 9:39:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Actually you did. You tried to prove to me on another discussion ho.....
» 24/10/2017 9:17:39 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I've just read your comments on another discussion. You still cont.....
» 24/10/2017 8:44:54 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I see that you're still as "unbiased" as you've always be.....
» 23/10/2017 6:11:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Talking about absolute bollocks... You state that you find it irri.....
» 23/10/2017 1:12:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Prof Graeme Turner does not have a vested interest in the ABC - he'.....
» 23/10/2017 9:46:56 AM Dear Paul, Many countries spend more of their budgets for military purposes than they do .....
» 23/10/2017 9:17:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Professor Graeme Turner is one of the leading figures in cultural a.....
» 22/10/2017 1:38:33 PM Before leaving this discussion I would like to add the following link: http://thecoversat.....
» 22/10/2017 10:54:28 AM The Newspoll to which I refer was done in late 2014. If any other organisation had such h.....
» 21/10/2017 8:00:24 PM Dear Philip S., The survey was done by Newspoll. Newspoll is an Australian opinion polli.....
» 21/10/2017 7:27:47 PM Dear DD, It was the "Nothing But the truth," part that tripped you up. Well pl.....
» 21/10/2017 6:52:51 PM cont'd ... Dear DD, I forgot to add that: You're entitled to your negative opinions but.....
» 21/10/2017 6:47:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I totally agree. That is why being informed and not just opinionat.....
» 21/10/2017 6:20:19 PM Try being informed, not just opinionated......
» 21/10/2017 5:54:32 PM Dear DD, And here I was taking you seriously......
» 21/10/2017 12:56:12 PM I can see that perhaps further explanation is necessary for some. My apologies to those wh.....
» 21/10/2017 12:37:59 PM Dear DD, Too early to tell whether it's the solution. Obviously, the voters did not like .....
» 21/10/2017 12:31:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You have a right to your opinion. And I have the right to disagree.....
» 21/10/2017 11:06:48 AM The next election will certainly be interesting. What has happened in the UK, the US, and .....
» 21/10/2017 10:58:16 AM Dear Is Mise, There's many who would agree with you that what was preached so many centur.....
» 20/10/2017 5:04:31 PM Dear Is Mise, This is taken from the link I gave earlier: "Jesus rebuked Peter and .....
» 20/10/2017 2:57:59 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for the links. Music is a universal language and so much a part of .....
» 19/10/2017 3:38:38 PM The following link explains why objective reporting has never been more necessary: http:/.....
» 19/10/2017 1:00:28 PM Dear Nathan, Paul Collins wrote a book - it's title - "Believers: Does Australian Ca.....
» 18/10/2017 5:41:18 PM The Trump Disapproval Crocodile continues to grow teeth......
» 18/10/2017 5:15:12 PM Yes indeed, Americans are certainly screaming now. And it's only going to get worse......
» 18/10/2017 3:08:35 PM As far as the American Election goes - So many cared - but obviously not enough. "M.....
» 18/10/2017 2:51:06 PM Dear Philip S., Those of us who have tried to fight "the system" can attest to .....
» 18/10/2017 2:41:27 PM I remember reading the book "Living History," the Memoirs of Hillary Rodham Clin.....
» 18/10/2017 1:22:50 PM The Harvey Weinstein scandal transcends Hollywood. What this is really about is our cultur.....
» 17/10/2017 10:15:02 PM Yes indeed Andrew Catsaras is a strategic marketing consultant who's crunched the data and.....
» 17/10/2017 5:53:35 PM Is the Daily Telegraph a trusted and reputable newspaper and does it really influence publ.....
» 17/10/2017 5:25:00 PM What job should Mark Latham be fired from next. Here's some suggestions: http://www.sbs.c.....
» 17/10/2017 9:32:27 AM Here's the link that explains: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-17/q&a-jimmy-barnes-ope.....
» 17/10/2017 9:17:09 AM Did anyone watch "Q and A" on the ABC last night? Jimmy Barnes opened up about h.....
» 16/10/2017 1:08:34 PM Here's a few more links that may help: http://www.acoss.org.au/media_release/disadvantage.....
» 14/10/2017 9:27:47 PM Dear phanto, I am not speaking on behalf of others so my points still stand......
» 14/10/2017 6:15:30 PM Dear phanto, I can speak on behalf of the regular women contributors who have left. They .....
» 14/10/2017 5:35:50 PM Dear phanto, Actually quite a few people have told us their reasons for leaving over thes.....
» 14/10/2017 5:00:29 PM Well I guess this proves that opinions on this Forum are like a**holes. Every one has one......
» 14/10/2017 4:55:52 PM Dear phanto, Actually, you're quite wrong. Cossomby summed things up rather well in two .....
» 14/10/2017 3:52:44 PM A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain remained committed to UNESCO. &qu.....
» 13/10/2017 6:29:47 PM The United States has announced that it would be pulling out of the United Nations Educati.....
» 12/10/2017 5:54:39 PM Dear O Sung Wu, As I've told you in the past - your spirit gives mine wings. You have the.....
» 12/10/2017 5:48:23 PM Dear Dustin, Who else would I recommend for the ABC's balanced journalist prize? Well le.....
» 12/10/2017 2:53:14 PM Some people believe more in love, compassion, understanding, empathy, and in having a good.....
» 12/10/2017 2:49:34 PM Dear Dustin, All you have to do is Google "4 Corners/Episodes" and you will get.....
» 12/10/2017 1:20:20 PM Just a few thoughts: "It would be quite unthinkable If intelligent views were to go .....
» 12/10/2017 10:48:34 AM Dear Is Mise, I find that Four Corners without a doubt must be our best television curren.....
» 11/10/2017 9:19:40 PM I need to correct an erroneous statement made about me. I did not give OLO away for a peri.....
» 11/10/2017 8:57:48 PM Dear Nathan, Sounds like you've got things pretty much under control. I can't argue with .....
» 11/10/2017 1:15:31 PM Dear Nathan, Here's a link that's worth a read: http://thecoversation.com/factcheck-qand.....
» 11/10/2017 10:53:21 AM Dear Is Mise, Thanks. And a big hug!.....
» 11/10/2017 10:09:38 AM Dear Diver Dan, Just to set the record straight for you. There are quite a few females on.....
» 11/10/2017 9:44:11 AM Dear Nathan, I am so sorry that you feel that way. Of course we have certain sections of.....
» 10/10/2017 3:31:10 PM I would not have dreamt of not vaccinating my children. Of course vaccines, like other med.....
» 10/10/2017 2:37:50 PM Back to the topic on Media and Mass Shootings: Quoting from the link given below of the A.....
» 10/10/2017 12:47:18 PM The Los Angeles Times tells us that - "Media outlets have long taken the position th.....
» 10/10/2017 12:31:26 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Fair enough......
» 10/10/2017 10:58:20 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Here is an article that is worth reading by Giles Parkinson (journalist.....
» 9/10/2017 6:42:33 PM I re-read my post and now feel that I should explain a bit further. What I tried to do wi.....
» 9/10/2017 5:57:57 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I read your post and I have to admit that your use of the word &quo.....
» 9/10/2017 5:49:08 PM cont'd ... Our future lies not in raping the country but educating our future generations.....
» 9/10/2017 5:38:28 PM Dear Hassie, Unfortunately our agricultural and grazing lands will be destroyed as will o.....
» 9/10/2017 1:29:11 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I totally agree. The worry is where will these guys get the money they'l.....
» 9/10/2017 11:16:46 AM cont'd ... Rational thought indicates that the Coalition will be ejected at the next elec.....
» 9/10/2017 11:00:10 AM Good Lord! is an understatement. The Carmichael coal mine proposed for Queenland's Galile.....
» 8/10/2017 1:02:04 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your uplifting words (as always) and Thank You for this dis.....
» 8/10/2017 10:23:38 AM Dear O Sung Wu, The United States is a nation that has the most guns. It would therefore .....
» 7/10/2017 4:07:31 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I tend to agree with SteeleRedux on this issue. It would take someone lik.....
» 7/10/2017 1:38:09 PM I'll try again : http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op.ed/la-oe-winkler-wrong-debate-on-guns-.....
» 7/10/2017 1:35:17 PM cont'd ... Dear O Sung Wu, Sorry, I forgot to add the link. Here it is: http://www.lati.....
» 7/10/2017 1:31:18 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I've come across an article in The Los Angeles Times that is an interesti.....
» 7/10/2017 10:14:13 AM Dear Is Mise, Here's an interesting link: http://harvardpolitics.com/united-states/good-.....
» 6/10/2017 5:59:14 PM Dear Paul, Well argued, however I think that what Is Mise wanted to hear was that "t.....
» 6/10/2017 3:33:01 PM There's science and then there's pseudo-science that darkly illustrates the disastrous int.....
» 6/10/2017 10:24:08 AM There are no firm figures for Australia's intersex population. Estimates range from one in.....
» 5/10/2017 10:35:39 PM Dear Shocker, You stated and "it ain't guns". Americans seriously need to disc.....
» 5/10/2017 5:25:16 PM According to Fox News and CNN - since 1982 mass shootings in the United States have been c.....
» 4/10/2017 12:39:53 PM I'm not sure about transgender - but here in Melbourne we have a bus company called, ".....
» 4/10/2017 12:31:01 PM Michael Moore in his film, "Bowling for Columbine," discovered a startling stati.....
» 2/10/2017 10:05:10 AM Dear Is Mise, Telling you anything as I've learned is not easy......
» 1/10/2017 3:15:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Sorry Sir, but the facts do not support your claims. It will be int.....
» 1/10/2017 3:03:42 PM Dear Joe, Hopefully something productive will come out of the anticipated talks and diplo.....
» 1/10/2017 9:34:40 AM cont'd ... It was interesting to listen to "The Insiders," program this morning.....
» 1/10/2017 9:26:26 AM Dear Philip, On the news this morning we were told that North Korea has accepted to be in.....
» 1/10/2017 9:09:58 AM If I was to be brutally honest as well, I would have to admit that seeing two men kissing .....
» 30/09/2017 11:57:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You need to stop passively accepting "truisms" that long .....
» 29/09/2017 7:27:30 PM Why not just de-capitate? Now where have I hard that before?.....
» 29/09/2017 7:24:30 PM Dear runner, Unfortunately, that is the sad state of affairs in your case......
» 29/09/2017 11:35:15 AM Dear Is Mise, I can understand your emotions regarding the works of Tom Roberts. We certa.....
» 28/09/2017 11:21:43 PM Dear Is Mise, The following link gives some data: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/.....
» 28/09/2017 11:02:14 PM Dear Is Mise, I'm glad to see that you have an interest in Australian artists. I studied .....
» 28/09/2017 6:54:25 PM Dear runner, If you stop lying about AJ he'll stop telling the truth about you. (If you .....
» 28/09/2017 6:47:46 PM And many will vote Yes just to piss off the defiant......
» 28/09/2017 6:43:02 PM Dear Is Mise, You're going to have to accept how I saw the situation at that time. And yo.....
» 28/09/2017 5:31:16 PM Dear Bazz, Who knows what effect this will have on the children. Fortunately many childre.....
» 28/09/2017 5:21:26 PM Dear Is Mise, No there isn't. I simply did not elaborate in my first post. The fact rema.....
» 28/09/2017 4:32:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I wouldn't be defending the Coalition Government and blaming Labor .....
» 28/09/2017 4:04:47 PM leoj, The incident that happened to me occurred not in my home but in the street outside .....
» 28/09/2017 10:56:54 AM Dear Paul, I'm not sure of homosexuality being accepted by the upper classes. Take the ca.....
» 28/09/2017 10:44:24 AM Should corporations and other organisations influence public opinion on same-sex marriage?.....
» 28/09/2017 9:51:23 AM Dear Is Mise, I've been bailed up once before by a young man who was drug-affected. It wa.....
» 27/09/2017 9:18:02 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for the advice. I will carry plenty of coins from now on when travelli.....
» 27/09/2017 9:14:53 PM There are quite a few links on the web dealing with the the subject of children of crimina.....
» 27/09/2017 8:59:07 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for your kind words. It will be interesting to see what deve.....
» 27/09/2017 4:59:48 PM This is a complex situation - no question. And we certainly know that parents who are psyc.....
» 27/09/2017 4:44:31 PM Dear Bazz, What a fascinating state of affairs. I certainly did not know anything about .....
» 27/09/2017 4:37:12 PM Dear Bazz, You paint a horrific picture. And who knows what effect all this would have on.....
» 27/09/2017 2:39:31 PM Dear Philip S., Children can't be held responsible for decisions that their parents make/.....
» 27/09/2017 12:10:39 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that each of us tend to be selective in what we think is impor.....
» 27/09/2017 12:08:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I did not say that you thought that Andrew Leigh man was stupid. I .....
» 27/09/2017 12:03:08 PM Dear Philip S., Mr Keenan has said that each child who returns will be individually case-.....
» 27/09/2017 11:45:54 AM Dear Hassie, I understand what you're saying. However, I was raised not to rock the boat.....
» 27/09/2017 11:18:15 AM Police officers use discretion when deciding to enforce the law when certain situations ar.....
» 27/09/2017 9:21:04 AM The police merely followed the letter of the law - by temporarily removing the farmer's we.....
» 27/09/2017 8:43:54 AM Dear Bazz, Toll collectors have been replaced by electronic scanning. People who use toll.....
» 27/09/2017 8:05:53 AM Dear SteeleRedux, I think that most of us understand the valid points that you have raise.....
» 26/09/2017 6:15:19 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Once again excuse my typo in the previous link. Here it is again: .....
» 26/09/2017 5:14:17 PM Dear Toni Lavis, I am tempted to get a "This Guy Rocks" t-shirt for you. 'caus.....
» 26/09/2017 4:27:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, http://www.quora.com/Why-is-Australia's-Liberal-Party-named-that-wh.....
» 26/09/2017 2:58:59 PM I need a new computer. Here's the link again: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-a.....
» 26/09/2017 2:53:46 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You may find the following link interesting: http://www.theaustral.....
» 26/09/2017 11:41:24 AM Dear Toni Lavis, The Invictus Games are the creation of Prince Harry who got the inspirat.....
» 26/09/2017 9:55:49 AM Dear Paul, I also hate the reasons behind the injuries that these men and women now have .....
» 26/09/2017 9:39:26 AM Police officers are law enforcement officers. In other words they are there to enforce the.....
» 26/09/2017 9:19:10 AM leoj, I have provided a variety of links if they do not satisfy you or you have problems .....
» 26/09/2017 8:39:15 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your advice. I have to admit that I do tend to ignore posts that.....
» 25/09/2017 5:57:43 PM leoj, I am not going to be baited by you......
» 25/09/2017 2:42:15 PM Of course a piece of paper does not make for a bulletproof love life. People get married f.....
» 25/09/2017 1:58:15 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo of the second link. Here it is again. Hopefully thi.....
» 25/09/2017 12:23:10 PM Here are two other links that explain the differences between the term Liberal as used in .....
» 25/09/2017 11:24:12 AM cont'd ... Also Foxy did not attempt to hide anything. She gave the entire link so that p.....
» 25/09/2017 11:21:40 AM Foxy has explained what she has done and why she did it. She cannot be held responsible fo.....
» 25/09/2017 8:54:26 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for that. There are topics where progressives and conservatives will n.....
» 25/09/2017 7:32:32 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for reminding me about the fact that Chris was/is a police officer. Wit.....
» 24/09/2017 4:56:45 PM Dear Chris, One more thing... The violence that was being discussed here has to do with .....
» 24/09/2017 4:51:14 PM cont'd ... Dear Chris, BTW: You should know that the scenario you spoke of regarding sch.....
» 24/09/2017 4:42:31 PM Dear Chris, You asked why I am opposed to violence? What a peculiar question. But I shall.....
» 24/09/2017 2:56:07 PM Dear ttbn, Kindly re-read my previous post. I was not referring to you when I mentioned .....
» 24/09/2017 8:56:51 AM Dear ttbn, I do appreciate your explanations of where you're coming from and why. Being.....
» 24/09/2017 8:43:13 AM Dear Shadow Minister, As usual, I enjoy our robust discussions. You always manage to mak.....
» 23/09/2017 4:43:37 PM Dear ttbn, This was widely reported at that time in the mainstream media. The Victorian .....
» 23/09/2017 4:07:48 PM Dear Toni Lavis, I also watched QandA on Monday evening and I agree with you. The conserv.....
» 23/09/2017 12:10:29 PM Research shows conservative and progressive brains are physically different, with right-wi.....
» 23/09/2017 11:35:31 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course violence is not OK. And of course the anarchist's headbu.....
» 23/09/2017 11:00:25 AM Talking about the Country Women's Association. I was not the one who raised this issue on.....
» 22/09/2017 5:31:04 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You might enjoy the following link: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/.....
» 22/09/2017 5:24:53 PM The following link is worth reading: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-31/what-people-in.....
» 22/09/2017 5:02:29 PM Some people may not believe the man who claims that his head-butting of Mr Abbott had noth.....
» 22/09/2017 4:31:59 PM Possibly because the attack on Mr Abbott had nothing to do with same-sex marriage. It was .....
» 22/09/2017 3:00:08 PM Talking about the Tony Abbott head-butting incident. I believe that there is no footage of.....
» 22/09/2017 2:48:59 PM I wonder if any of these women are gay, or have children or relatives - who are gay? Woul.....
» 22/09/2017 11:16:34 AM Here's a link on Mark Latham: http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2017/03/30/what-job-sh.....
» 22/09/2017 9:25:35 AM cont'd ... BTW: criticising a journalist for their bigoted unsupported and non factual wr.....
» 22/09/2017 9:16:48 AM Dear Josephus, Give the evidence that they did. The Daily Telegraph and Ms "Devine&.....
» 22/09/2017 9:13:30 AM Talking about homosexuality and Churches. It appears that not all Churches share the same.....
» 22/09/2017 9:00:51 AM Dear Is Mise, The following link just might broaden your outlook: http://en.wikipedia.or.....
» 21/09/2017 4:58:36 PM Dear Josephus, You need to broaden your reading. Seriously. It seems that you are relyin.....
» 21/09/2017 4:29:07 PM About 4.6 per cent of the population is believed to be homosexual according to a new Roy M.....
» 20/09/2017 4:32:03 PM Dear phanto, They do not want to be LIKE heterosexual couples. What they want are the sam.....
» 20/09/2017 2:07:45 PM Australia's Catholic Church is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees wh.....
» 20/09/2017 1:53:02 PM Dear phanto, Most people just want to get on with their lives. And standing up for wantin.....
» 20/09/2017 11:43:54 AM Dear BAYGON, You're absolutely right - this does not matter to most people. Our lives wil.....
» 20/09/2017 11:26:37 AM Dear phanto, Same-sex couples have been "fighting" the good fight for decades b.....
» 20/09/2017 9:47:40 AM cont'd ... Quoting from one of the links: "The Anglican Church itself was created s.....
» 20/09/2017 9:42:54 AM Dear Joe, If you were to do a wider scope of research on the subject of Australia, queues.....
» 20/09/2017 9:25:48 AM Just for some balance - here are five worst arguments for the no campaign: http://www.abc.....
» 20/09/2017 8:52:47 AM Dear Paul, There are so many facts that Australians get wrong about asylum seekers. The f.....
» 19/09/2017 4:51:05 PM Dear ttbn, When I was growing up I was taught to not rock the boat under any circumstance.....
» 19/09/2017 2:32:05 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You could be right. Cut backs to health by the Government certainly.....
» 19/09/2017 8:18:26 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I will again politely suggest that you do your research on the subj.....
» 19/09/2017 8:12:56 AM Dear Yuyutsu, There was a case recently on TV where a same-sex couple had purchased a uni.....
» 18/09/2017 5:07:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Same-sex couples currently do not have the same legal rights unless they ar.....
» 18/09/2017 4:07:48 PM The results of the postal survey on same-sex marriage should prove to be interesting. The .....
» 18/09/2017 4:02:26 PM The results of this postal survey on same-sex marriage should prove interesting. The Austr.....
» 18/09/2017 1:55:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Perhaps you need to talk to people who work in acute care in public.....
» 18/09/2017 1:49:06 PM Dear phanto, Marriage in this country is a legal contract presided over by the government.....
» 18/09/2017 1:40:47 PM Dear Alan B., Thank You for sharing your feelings and for explaining things. I can't disa.....
» 18/09/2017 8:38:52 AM Dear Alan B., The art of reasoned, intelligent argument is a skill not easily acquired. I.....
» 18/09/2017 8:24:16 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course there are many benefits of living in rural communities. I.....
» 18/09/2017 8:19:25 AM Dear phanto, Many people are voting yes - simply to give same-sex couples the same legal .....
» 17/09/2017 5:07:13 PM leoj, Say something intelligent and relevant and you may get people interested in what yo.....
» 17/09/2017 4:38:12 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Under the current legislation, The Marriage Amendment Act (2004) which made.....
» 17/09/2017 3:51:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The following link explains the problem in rural areas: http://new.....
» 17/09/2017 11:34:24 AM Dear Yuyutsu, No I don't think that it is a silly question at all because the law current.....
» 17/09/2017 8:43:15 AM Do migrants take away jobs from "old" Australians? This accusation is levelled .....
» 17/09/2017 8:31:11 AM leoj, Of course Mr Howard wants everything spelled out. He was the one who changed the Ma.....
» 16/09/2017 6:49:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I am amazed by your link when the reality certainly appears to be s.....
» 16/09/2017 6:30:06 PM leoj, The Marriage Act was amended in 2004 by John Howard to read that marriage in this c.....
» 16/09/2017 11:20:23 AM The upcoming postal survey is pretty straight forward. One simple question is being asked......
» 16/09/2017 11:16:17 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I stand by the facts given in my previous post. If you want to cont.....
» 16/09/2017 11:10:23 AM If we're going to start to add up who said what about whom over the years - what will that.....
» 15/09/2017 5:14:15 PM Dear Steele, The Church is supposed to be a Christian Institution and as such it is suppo.....
» 15/09/2017 4:22:59 PM Dear Big Nana, Please supply us with evidence to support your claims. Thank You......
» 15/09/2017 1:59:45 PM Dear meme... You don't need anyone's position to debate an issue. And there's nutters on .....
» 15/09/2017 1:55:50 PM No runner that is your usual method of debating on this forum. Not mine......
» 15/09/2017 12:58:55 PM leoj, I shall be happy to engage with you when you can do so in a civilised manner. Get r.....
» 15/09/2017 12:55:01 PM Dear Big Nana, We've gone down this path previously where so called "studies" h.....
» 15/09/2017 12:45:48 PM Dear Paul, This may be a bit out of date, but nevertheless I think it's worth reading wha.....
» 15/09/2017 12:31:32 PM Dear meme... Nobody is suggesting for one minute that you are not allowed to speak. Go ri.....
» 15/09/2017 12:00:59 PM Dear BAYGON, Well said. In today's classrooms there are children from a variety of famil.....
» 15/09/2017 11:29:31 AM Dear Paul and JF Aus, Well said to both of you. I read something interesting by Angela J.....
» 15/09/2017 9:06:15 AM Dear rehctub, Why do you assume that schools will be "forced" to do anything of.....
» 15/09/2017 8:48:55 AM Name-calling does not give anyone credibility. No one likes or supports illogical, abusive.....
» 15/09/2017 8:44:23 AM Here is a link that's worth a read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munjed_Al_Muderis It wo.....
» 15/09/2017 8:31:50 AM Why would anyone assume that all genuine refugees are unskilled? The common denominator .....
» 14/09/2017 4:28:20 PM Dear Robert, Well if you're an "idiot" then I must be one as well. I actually .....
» 13/09/2017 4:41:45 PM Dear Hasbeen, Why don't you answer Aidan's question? How did YOU come to that conclusion.....
» 13/09/2017 4:18:34 PM leoj, This is more than just "silly jokes" or slamming people in the face with .....
» 13/09/2017 1:12:23 PM An opponent of same-sex marriage slammed Alan Joyce (CEO OF QANTAS - and gay) with a lemo.....
» 13/09/2017 8:58:02 AM cont'd ... I agree with Scott Morrison who stated that - "This survey will give us.....
» 13/09/2017 8:33:17 AM Of course I shall be voting. It's the only way I know to let the government know what I t.....
» 12/09/2017 8:25:54 AM We have been dealing with refugees as far as I can remember and will I'm sure continue to .....
» 11/09/2017 8:27:25 AM Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition......
» 11/09/2017 6:56:57 AM cont'd ... Here's some "common sense" for comic relief (satire): http://indep.....
» 11/09/2017 3:41:51 AM Dear runner, I can see that your aim in life is to defend all those important things that.....
» 10/09/2017 11:55:53 PM Talking about silliness indeed. It's a perfect day for "common sense." http://.....
» 10/09/2017 2:52:41 AM Dear Paul, Reading your narratives reminds me of how much I miss Sydney. I remember the w.....
» 10/09/2017 2:45:55 AM Dear Is Mise, My good manners were on show in the way in which I replied to his uncalled .....
» 9/09/2017 8:55:56 AM leoj, Actually anything but "progressive." Crisis Magazine is where Catholic n.....
» 9/09/2017 8:36:53 AM Dear Is Mise, Not to worry there's no need. Banjo has obviously already read the item......
» 9/09/2017 8:34:12 AM Dear minotaur, You're right. I can see that I have wasted my time here. However, all is n.....
» 9/09/2017 6:08:08 AM cont'd ... http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2017/05/25/after-same-sex-marriage-i.....
» 9/09/2017 5:57:46 AM Dear Shocker, Yes indeed religion has a lot to answer......
» 9/09/2017 5:55:13 AM Dear Is Mise, I prefer self-expression......
» 9/09/2017 5:52:42 AM Dear Leo Lane, Perhaps this will help: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2016/.....
» 9/09/2017 12:36:57 AM Dear Banjo, Glad that you read it......
» 8/09/2017 9:45:09 AM Dear CE, I wouldn't know. I'm too busy being fabulous......
» 8/09/2017 9:33:17 AM Dear Shocker, Perhaps the following link may clarify a few things: http://www.abc.net.au.....
» 8/09/2017 9:14:28 AM We all remember a time when trolls were fictitious monsters from fairy tales, not dills on.....
» 8/09/2017 12:11:14 AM Dear meme ... I don't have the time (or the crayons) to explain things to you. Cheers......
» 8/09/2017 12:01:33 AM Dear Steele, We have always had private health cover and I cannot imagine not having it. .....
» 7/09/2017 11:54:15 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The historical record documenting Indigenous/Settler relations is a.....
» 7/09/2017 7:04:55 PM Dear Banjo, I've just sent my reply to you to the "False Argument" discussion i.....
» 7/09/2017 6:57:43 PM Dear Banjo, What does a person's private sex life have to do with the issue of marriage? .....
» 7/09/2017 1:58:19 PM leoj, We have yet to see what the end results of the postal survey will be. The results w.....
» 7/09/2017 12:07:42 PM Dear rehctub, I've already told you that I did agree with most of what you had initially .....
» 7/09/2017 11:55:57 AM leoj, Tiernan Brady was INVITED to Australia and met with campaign groups and political l.....
» 7/09/2017 11:29:33 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for sharing your thoughts with us in this discussion. Th.....
» 7/09/2017 10:38:21 AM leoj, I am not promoting Tiernan Brady. But then you know that. What I am doing is quotin.....
» 6/09/2017 6:07:25 PM Dear ttbn, The number of sheep in NZ had decreased. However in Australia there are 74 mil.....
» 6/09/2017 6:04:24 PM Dear phanto, My dignity and status in not in question and is irrelevant. This is about th.....
» 6/09/2017 5:33:29 PM Dear ttbn, I'm sure that you'll also agree that not all men are intelligent. Dear runner.....
» 6/09/2017 5:11:21 PM Dear Minotaur, Well argued and Thank You. It is greatly appreciated......
» 6/09/2017 2:43:55 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The "natural way" is not the only option in today's modern world......
» 6/09/2017 2:35:31 PM Dear AJ, People need to show real discipline in not taking the bait as they are being pro.....
» 6/09/2017 2:19:23 PM There are unisex uniforms in healthcare, the military, and many other organisations in our.....
» 6/09/2017 2:11:17 PM Dear Toni, Time to stop feeding the trolls......
» 6/09/2017 1:27:37 PM Dear Is Mise, I loved "One Under God," it would be great if he really was back .....
» 6/09/2017 11:52:57 AM Dear rehctub, I was going to reply to you in some detail. And actually agree with most of.....
» 6/09/2017 11:46:37 AM Dear Is Mise, You stated that it was a pity that Aboriginal people did not manage to thin.....
» 6/09/2017 10:52:55 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Here is a link from ANU: http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/p.....
» 6/09/2017 10:47:40 AM Dear Minotaur, Thank You for listing just some of the achievements. The following links .....
» 5/09/2017 12:34:14 PM Princess Diana basically was the first royal anyone could remember who behaved like a pers.....
» 5/09/2017 10:10:57 AM Gentlemen, Methinks you protest too much. And frankly I can't understand why? Princess .....
» 5/09/2017 9:53:27 AM Dear Is Mise, The point that is being made is that if the stereotypes around Australia's .....
» 4/09/2017 4:31:21 PM leoj, Actually there is plenty on the web regarding the importance of Aboriginal oral nar.....
» 4/09/2017 4:06:50 PM Dear CE, Read my previous post and the figures given then take an intelligent guess......
» 4/09/2017 4:05:11 PM Dear CE, Due to the rapid advances in the availability and technology of artificial insem.....
» 4/09/2017 3:56:48 PM Dear CE, Gays have children. Through a variety of means. Whether through adoption, from p.....
» 4/09/2017 3:46:56 PM Dear CE, I'm a female, Not your mate. And obviously someone has to keep you informed......
» 4/09/2017 3:36:46 PM I don't think that we have much to worry about. It's more bluster from this American Presi.....
» 4/09/2017 2:59:09 PM cont'd ... Correction. Most convicts did wear pants. It was the Scottish guards who didn.....
» 4/09/2017 2:50:25 PM Dear CE, We're not talking about "everyone" here. And nobody is saying that yo.....
» 4/09/2017 2:28:01 PM Dear Shocker, Actually not all the male convicts wore pants. Do your research......
» 4/09/2017 2:25:33 PM Dear CE, Tell that to the children of Dr K. Phelps and many others......
» 4/09/2017 2:22:26 PM Dear Banjo, Heterosexual marriage has a good reputation? Really? As one commentator poi.....
» 4/09/2017 2:05:21 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Read the link that I gave you - it may help......
» 4/09/2017 2:00:01 PM Dear Is Mise, I'll take the reactions of millions to the Princess of Wales instead of you.....
» 4/09/2017 1:35:19 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The historical records documenting frontier conflict is a powerful .....
» 4/09/2017 11:36:09 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Please don't read anything more into what I say. The point that I was maki.....
» 4/09/2017 11:22:28 AM Dear Josephus, A daughter marrying her mother - under SSM laws? That would be quite extra.....
» 4/09/2017 10:52:05 AM Dear Is Mise, Princess Diana was a unique Royal. She had the capacity to reach people and.....
» 4/09/2017 10:46:25 AM Sorry, this got posted on the wrong discussion......
» 4/09/2017 10:45:22 AM Dear Is Mise, Perhaps the following link may help you to understand why Princess Diana wa.....
» 3/09/2017 7:34:12 PM The alterations that family patterns are undergoing can't be halted by laws or sermons, fo.....
» 3/09/2017 10:56:44 AM Goodness me all these arguments - about what marriage is - it's about religion, it's about.....
» 2/09/2017 7:42:19 PM Dear Is Mise, No. Princess Diana was not an ordinary woman by any stretch of the imaginat.....
» 2/09/2017 7:19:18 PM Dear benk, I do know that the people who settled Australia did come from the various ethn.....
» 2/09/2017 2:47:19 PM Discovering the real history of our peoples ... That is something that should be taught i.....
» 2/09/2017 1:29:54 PM cont'd ... leoj, You make the sweeping generalisation that feminists and progressives ha.....
» 2/09/2017 12:36:49 PM leoj, Could you please give an example of where I found flaws in heterosexual relationshi.....
» 2/09/2017 12:15:16 PM There certainly is a great deal of emotion associated with the issue of same-sex marriage .....
» 1/09/2017 6:38:48 PM The slippery slope fallacy is more often used by opponents of same-sex marriage. Proponent.....
» 1/09/2017 6:24:12 PM Dear runner, Perhaps because in those many cases their parents were not abusive. And they.....
» 1/09/2017 6:20:41 PM Dear Shocker, Actually the various clothing worn by men is very relevant to the historica.....
» 1/09/2017 1:50:35 PM Dear AJ, You're absolutely right. People who are against SSM because of children should t.....
» 1/09/2017 1:36:11 PM I still remember the young princes walking behind the car that carried their mother's coff.....
» 1/09/2017 11:52:54 AM We've all heard the statements of people suggesting - "get over it - its hundreds of .....
» 31/08/2017 6:07:36 PM In many places men wear loose fitting garments as naturally as pants. Yukata are still pop.....
» 31/08/2017 4:02:37 PM The rights of the child in the "yes" vs "no" debate? Wouldn't it be g.....
» 31/08/2017 1:16:25 PM Dear AJ, Talking about what's wrong with children wearing clothes of the opposite gender .....
» 31/08/2017 10:07:40 AM He said, she said, and so it goes. Whatever your feelings are - you will have a chance to.....
» 30/08/2017 7:05:42 PM Hi Nick, Australia Day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of Br.....
» 30/08/2017 2:05:22 PM Dear AC, What's wrong? You sound so angry. Take it easy......
» 30/08/2017 1:50:48 PM Nick, Could you please let us know what is the point of this discussion. What is the poin.....
» 30/08/2017 12:20:41 PM The Australian Opera House (the first in Australia) was built in Sydney. The architectural.....
» 30/08/2017 11:24:23 AM Nick, Poor Michael Jackson tried tinting his skin and look how that turned out. So it's n.....
» 29/08/2017 6:09:18 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your kind words and for asking about my mother. She, as you.....
» 29/08/2017 4:20:27 PM Nick, Now, I've lost interest......
» 29/08/2017 4:17:00 PM leoj, I don't know what you're on about. I'm sure that Paul understood the compliment I w.....
» 29/08/2017 11:17:10 AM cont'd ... Dear Nick, My last sentence should read - "As Salaem-alaikum" (Pea.....
» 29/08/2017 11:11:48 AM Dear Nick, I gave the example of bowing or a curtsy to elderly people merely as an exampl.....
» 29/08/2017 10:46:15 AM leoj, For those in the know like Paul -(to whom my post was directed) - "bikesters&q.....
» 29/08/2017 10:28:19 AM Dear Is Mise, Throughout the 19th century, people of various races migrated to Australia......
» 28/08/2017 6:50:32 PM Dear Yuyutsu, What you are talking is utter nonsense. When two cars come to a crossroads.....
» 28/08/2017 6:39:39 PM Dear Paul, Your lady sound quite AMAZING! I wish her every success as well as all those .....
» 28/08/2017 6:27:37 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I cannot argue with your logic......
» 28/08/2017 10:32:08 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for giving us all those reasons as to why people come to this cou.....
» 28/08/2017 10:04:41 AM Dear Paul, I, like so many others, had such high hopes for Malcolm Turnbull. However I su.....
» 27/08/2017 6:44:34 PM Indeed they should. As far away as possible!.....
» 27/08/2017 6:29:55 PM Dear Paul, I guess that our Prime Minister is possibly using his attacks on Bill Shorten .....
» 27/08/2017 6:17:21 PM All I have to say is - VOTE! And make your opinion and feelings count. This is the first.....
» 27/08/2017 6:01:49 PM Why on earth would any normal woman want to cover her full face and body when out in publi.....
» 26/08/2017 9:28:22 PM Dear Philip S., I work part-time as a volunteer in an aged-care facility. There is a wide.....
» 26/08/2017 9:13:54 PM Dear AJ, I'm more optimistic. Apparently young people are registering to vote in huge num.....
» 26/08/2017 9:04:15 PM Dear runner, That's exactly what these educators are trying to do. To let kids know that .....
» 26/08/2017 12:09:00 PM Isn't it great to make fun of customs, fashions, and fads. From clothing to hairstyles to .....
» 26/08/2017 11:43:52 AM Dear Armchair Critic, You expressed concern about religions and I assume caterers et cete.....
» 26/08/2017 11:25:36 AM Dear Hassie, Thanks for sharing your story. Talking about deliveries to the home. I rem.....
» 26/08/2017 11:15:08 AM Dear Philip S., You ask why should anyone have to bow to anyone else? Simply as a custom.....
» 25/08/2017 7:42:27 PM Dear AC, Thanks for that but it was my fault. I had a heck of a problem understanding so.....
» 25/08/2017 7:22:39 PM I've obviously missed out on the conversation here. Why are we discussing anal sex? And wh.....
» 25/08/2017 7:07:58 PM Dear Yuyutsu, What on earth are you on about now. Religion instructs its adherents on fa.....
» 25/08/2017 4:28:36 PM No. Not trot, trot, trot. But, Clang, Clang, Clang back to the cell......
» 25/08/2017 3:46:01 PM cont'd ... For any one looking for good reads for young boys and girls - the TASHI series.....
» 25/08/2017 3:34:15 PM I remember one incident in the library when I was helping an elderly Chinese gentleman to .....
» 25/08/2017 3:24:49 PM Before entering a mosque visitors are asked to take off their shoes. This is a sign of res.....
» 25/08/2017 1:38:45 PM Many scientists, engineers, doctors, still struggle to communicate effectively - both in w.....
» 25/08/2017 11:16:16 AM Ever tried to read a doctor's scribble?.....
» 25/08/2017 11:07:52 AM Dear Najla, Thank You for responding to our comments. Full face veils are the most backw.....
» 25/08/2017 10:46:08 AM Good schools know what good education is. They have all the concepts. Unfortunately, one c.....
» 24/08/2017 6:25:02 PM The laws of every organised society form a complicated pattern of balanced freedoms and re.....
» 24/08/2017 11:26:02 AM cont'd ... Unusual names have always been a tradition in this country. Think of how many .....
» 24/08/2017 11:12:19 AM People today do whatever they want and the trend amongst first time mums seems to be the m.....
» 23/08/2017 6:51:04 PM cont'd ... That reminds me of Sister Mary Virgilius telling our school assembly - "G.....
» 23/08/2017 6:47:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Let me get this straight - You're telling me that a knife-wielding.....
» 23/08/2017 11:15:08 AM Dear Aidan, When and if they did that, Australia can re-examine the issue. However, most .....
» 23/08/2017 10:38:13 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Ok let's get serious now. How much of a threat is the burqa in Aus.....
» 22/08/2017 8:02:37 PM Dear Armchair Critic, I grew up in Sydney but I've lived in Melbourne for much of my marr.....
» 22/08/2017 6:52:01 PM Dear Dustin, You may be interested in the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.....
» 22/08/2017 5:14:31 PM Dear Dustin, Mr Howard did change the Marriage Act to include a definition of Marriage. T.....
» 22/08/2017 4:01:15 PM Dear runner, Have a read of Armchair Critic's posts in this discussion. You'll see what I.....
» 22/08/2017 2:04:58 PM cont'd ... Sorry for my omission of the word "ban." The sentence should read -.....
» 22/08/2017 1:59:30 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Please don't misunderstand me. Pauline Hanson's burqa stunt gave h.....
» 22/08/2017 11:23:05 AM The Commonwealth Games Village on the Gold Coast has financial difficulties. Grocon Constr.....
» 22/08/2017 11:02:38 AM Dear Dustin, You asked me on what basis do I think same-sex couples are entitled to marri.....
» 22/08/2017 10:41:42 AM Dear Bazz, You misunderstand me. I am not trying to downplay the contribution that anyone.....
» 21/08/2017 8:19:16 PM Dear Steele, Don't get me started on nuns. I watched the film, "Philomena" wit.....
» 21/08/2017 8:06:37 PM Dear Bazz, I would like to correct a few things for you on behalf of my parents. They ca.....
» 21/08/2017 7:45:48 PM Dear Armchair Critic, What nationality was the former Premier of Queensland - good old Jo.....
» 21/08/2017 7:34:12 PM Dear ttbn, Actually I was rather pissed off and very embarrassed as well. I was wearing t.....
» 21/08/2017 2:00:27 PM Dear Armchair critic, I read your post with great interest. Perhaps you need to get out .....
» 21/08/2017 11:30:08 AM Dear ttbn, I've already explained as to why Ms Hanson should not have been allowed into t.....
» 21/08/2017 11:08:40 AM And yet we have the same people screaming against independent news sources such as "N.....
» 20/08/2017 8:03:22 PM Dear runner, More Good Wishes for you: "How many Holy words you read or speak, What.....
» 20/08/2017 7:33:56 PM Dear runner, Do you know where the wicked go after death? They go to hell, we're told. .....
» 20/08/2017 4:36:28 PM Big Nana, What utter nonsense. Penny Wong did not personally put on the garb of a nun or.....
» 20/08/2017 3:40:07 PM I guess when all's said and done - there's nothing more Australian than spending time in s.....
» 20/08/2017 3:36:26 PM Dear runner, What about Christian white males who make all sorts of accusations against o.....
» 20/08/2017 2:35:14 PM I was told to remove my hat (a small beret) in the gallery of Parliament House in Canberra.....
» 20/08/2017 2:27:19 PM Dear ALTRAV, Ayers Rock is more than just "a rock." It is the world's largest .....
» 20/08/2017 2:06:50 PM cont'd ... BTW: Senator Wong has never made fun of other religions or has been vocal aga.....
» 20/08/2017 2:00:07 PM Big Nana, Penny Wong may support whatever she likes in private, however as a Senator she .....
» 20/08/2017 1:51:24 PM Dear Dustin, And what exactly are your arguments against same-sex marriage? Have you suc.....
» 20/08/2017 11:01:05 AM Dear ttbn, Pauline Hanson should not have been allowed into Parliament wearing the burqa......
» 19/08/2017 7:42:15 PM Dear ttbn, Australia is a wealthy country which once espoused ideals of justice and integ.....
» 19/08/2017 7:24:52 PM Dear Paul, Your friend sounds incredible. Dear ttbn, I've already explained in my post.....
» 19/08/2017 4:57:59 PM Dear Paul, Of course there are some great people who have not had a higher education. We .....
» 19/08/2017 2:21:04 PM Dear ttbn, The following link may help: http://theconversation.com/does-the-abc-deliver-.....
» 19/08/2017 2:10:06 PM Dear runner, And some of this country's Christian religious leaders have given the legal .....
» 19/08/2017 1:29:06 PM Dear ttbn, I'm not sneering at Ms Hanson's lack of education but at her ignorance and act.....
» 19/08/2017 1:22:41 PM Dear Joe, I believe that Uluru is considered a sacred site by the Indigenous people so to.....
» 19/08/2017 10:29:25 AM Dear Paul, The Pauline Hanson burqa stunt disproved her point: http://www.abc.net.au/new.....
» 18/08/2017 5:57:03 PM cont'd ... When discussing migrants, however, especially non-British migrants, people are.....
» 18/08/2017 5:44:01 PM Looking at the earlier policies of the governments of this country is not any sort of poli.....
» 18/08/2017 2:19:53 PM Migrants arriving in Australia after the Second World War were expected by the Australian .....
» 18/08/2017 1:38:37 PM Dear Cossomby, Great suggestions. I have to admit though what bothers me just a little i.....
» 18/08/2017 11:49:40 AM The Age tells us that "Local Councils are often told to stick to the three R's of loc.....
» 18/08/2017 11:22:41 AM Dear Steele, Here is another link that shows how complex the situation really is when try.....
» 18/08/2017 11:00:23 AM Dear Paul, You probably know more about Lee Rhiannon than I do. However I have to admit t.....
» 17/08/2017 11:31:29 PM Dear Steele, The following link may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-2.....
» 17/08/2017 6:34:12 PM Why on earth would you want to build something like the Eiffel Tower near Uluru. For start.....
» 17/08/2017 6:13:32 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for responding. I do hope that David comes back and posts. I do miss h.....
» 17/08/2017 11:11:43 AM Dear BAYGON, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Mine has been very similar to y.....
» 16/08/2017 10:30:31 PM I've got a question for anyone who knows the answer. Does anyone know where one of our mo.....
» 16/08/2017 10:22:12 PM Dear Steele, Thanks for that quote from Cory's wife. It makes sense to me. I've always t.....
» 16/08/2017 6:55:59 PM Dear Steele, Thanks for the link. I wasn't able to find it. It reminds me of Neil Mitch.....
» 16/08/2017 6:26:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Lawyers have to obey the law like everyone else. Priests are bound .....
» 16/08/2017 5:22:20 PM Dear ttbn, How about you providing us with a link to all of this? Where did you get this.....
» 16/08/2017 5:09:44 PM Dear Josephus, Marriage equality is, above all else, a question of law. It is a secular .....
» 16/08/2017 4:32:16 PM Dear Is Mise, A priest cannot break the Seal of the Confessional. No matter what. He coul.....
» 16/08/2017 3:49:00 PM Good data has not been presented. On the contrary, what has been presented has been nothin.....
» 16/08/2017 2:11:24 PM leoj, Whether you like it or not - that issue was dealt with previously. You are now tryi.....
» 16/08/2017 12:25:19 PM leoj, I wasn't the one who brought up this subject on this discussion. These facts have .....
» 16/08/2017 12:16:22 PM Dear Is Mise, You might enjoy this: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/farce-.....
» 16/08/2017 12:00:58 PM Now back to the topic of sex tourism... Research has shown Australian men to be amongst t.....
» 16/08/2017 11:51:15 AM Dear Is Mise and Josephus, Just to set the record straight. I shall repeat for your inf.....
» 16/08/2017 11:26:07 AM New Zealand Interior Affairs Minister - who is a member of the ruling conservative governm.....
» 16/08/2017 10:19:22 AM Things certainly appear to be in a bit of a mess and unfortunately political attacks as ex.....
» 15/08/2017 11:33:14 PM Dear Paul, The great majority of gay men and women form stable, long-lasting relationship.....
» 15/08/2017 6:58:34 PM Dear AJ, Please read the following link. It explains a great deal that may be of interest.....
» 15/08/2017 1:43:53 PM Dear Josephus, Same-sex marriage is not about religion or religious beliefs. It's about m.....
» 15/08/2017 11:45:51 AM Big Nana, My apologies for the typo in the amy davidson link I cited earlier. Here it is .....
» 15/08/2017 11:39:24 AM Big Nana, Here are some links from independent analysis of the Mark Regnerus study that y.....
» 15/08/2017 10:16:23 AM Dear Paul, Here's a link that examines parenting amongst gays and straights and what the .....
» 15/08/2017 9:36:08 AM Dear Josephus, The moral "ten commandment standards?" Do all religious leaders.....
» 14/08/2017 8:13:21 PM Dear Bazz, Are you talking about child abuse? Did you know that child abuse - involving .....
» 14/08/2017 2:17:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It may interest you to know that for quite a few decades now social.....
» 14/08/2017 12:49:02 PM Dear ttbn, Thank You for your opinion and sharing your views. You are not alone in your f.....
» 14/08/2017 12:41:37 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You......
» 14/08/2017 12:39:39 PM Dear mhaze, I have learned from experience to check on so called "experts" when.....
» 13/08/2017 7:31:20 PM cont'd ... The advantage for same sex marriage advocacy is that we are able to take a neu.....
» 13/08/2017 7:24:49 PM Dear ttbn, The gays do not want more than what the straights have. At present they do not.....
» 13/08/2017 6:37:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It's time to move on. This is not getting us anywhere. Neither of .....
» 13/08/2017 4:23:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, CONJECTURE - Noun - An opinion or conclusion formed on the basis .....
» 13/08/2017 4:05:07 PM Dear ttbn, You asked me a question on page 7 about homosexuality being a medical issue. I.....
» 13/08/2017 3:55:01 PM Dear MHaze, If you would do a Google search on "Critique AMA" you would learn t.....
» 13/08/2017 11:34:59 AM Dear Shadow Minister, BTW: The jury's conclusion was based on conjecture. After all it w.....
» 13/08/2017 11:26:42 AM cont'd ... It is not conjecture when a person's actions speak for themselves. And there i.....
» 13/08/2017 11:12:43 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I see that there's no point in discussing this matter any further. .....
» 13/08/2017 11:09:15 AM Dear ttbn, Kindly read the link I cited about the AMA. It explains their reasons for supp.....
» 12/08/2017 11:47:46 PM cont'd ... Dear ttbn, The following link explains: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politi.....
» 12/08/2017 11:34:37 PM Dear AJ, I'm reminded of the following concerning religion: "However many Holy word.....
» 12/08/2017 6:58:07 PM cont'd ... runner, What I did say in the past was that unlike you I did not "prejud.....
» 12/08/2017 6:54:51 PM runner, You're the reason God invented the middle-finger......
» 12/08/2017 6:52:09 PM Homosexuality is no longer a crime, nor is it classified as a psychiatric disorder. Same-s.....
» 12/08/2017 1:29:25 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'll try to make it clearer for you one last time. The driver of t.....
» 12/08/2017 10:59:12 AM Dear Shadow Minister, What I assert as fact - came out of the mouth of the driver who has.....
» 12/08/2017 10:51:40 AM leoj, No, my mind is not made up and it certainly is not set in concrete, on the contrary.....
» 11/08/2017 8:41:28 PM Dear Shadow Minister, What I have presented is neither conjecture nor fantasy. The inform.....
» 11/08/2017 8:35:24 PM There's also the ones who have serious alcohol and drug problems that have to be addressed.....
» 11/08/2017 5:01:04 PM Dear Bazz, The "lefty culture," is so yesterday. It always was and did not get.....
» 11/08/2017 4:55:23 PM The term "gay" dates way back. From 12th Century England. In the 17th Century it.....
» 11/08/2017 4:38:57 PM Dear Bazz, And your son believed them? I guess the joke was on him. How long did he las.....
» 11/08/2017 2:29:59 PM I suppose that this latest action by the ABC should not come as a surprise. After all the .....
» 11/08/2017 1:54:23 PM Dear ttbn, I'm also not sure about vagrancy being a crime. That was my husband's suggesti.....
» 11/08/2017 1:50:18 PM Lots of good ideas coming forward here. I'm running out of further suggestions - all I can.....
» 11/08/2017 11:56:10 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't use sarcasm. I state facts . If you want to dispute what i.....
» 11/08/2017 11:31:04 AM I wonder what would happen if vagrancy was classified as a crime. If police had the power .....
» 10/08/2017 7:14:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, A two-tonne 4WD did not cause a 70cc motocycle to veer across its p.....
» 10/08/2017 4:29:27 PM Dear Armchair Critic, The Age link that I cited earlier tells us that the homeless crisis.....
» 10/08/2017 11:37:02 AM Dear Shadow Minister, How do I know why Elijah veered? Again the FACTS speak for themsel.....
» 10/08/2017 11:21:03 AM cont'd ... Dear Paul, Once again, my apologies for the typo. I was in too much of a hurry.....
» 10/08/2017 11:05:32 AM cont'd ... Dear Paul, According to an article in The Age - "Research shows that th.....
» 10/08/2017 10:26:44 AM Dear Paul, I've just come across the following link that's worth a read. It shows what is.....
» 9/08/2017 6:47:45 PM Dear Bazz, I'm sorry that you obviously did not Google the reasons as to why a plebiscit.....
» 9/08/2017 5:55:12 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Brilliant ideas. If only we had the leadership to implement them......
» 9/08/2017 4:50:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The evidence is there for all to see. The man (an adult) took matte.....
» 9/08/2017 9:46:40 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The alternative action would have been - for the man not to take th.....
» 8/08/2017 11:40:02 PM Dear Bazz, It's late and I don't have the time or the inclination to delve into this subj.....
» 8/08/2017 11:31:02 PM Dear Paul, I certainly don't have the answers for you. However, there must be better solu.....
» 8/08/2017 11:18:52 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The man took the law into his own hands and had he not done so ther.....
» 8/08/2017 7:48:28 PM Dear Bazz, You're absolutely wrong on this one. The Coalition wants the plebiscite becaus.....
» 8/08/2017 7:40:15 PM cont'd ... Dear Yuyutsu, Mu apologies for the typo. Here's the link again from which I c.....
» 8/08/2017 7:36:22 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There is no evidence that Elijah Doughty stole the motorbike, nor that he e.....
» 8/08/2017 3:09:58 PM cont'd ... Dear Paul, Of course there's a positive side to all of this. For those who .....
» 8/08/2017 3:01:53 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Where does the young lad fit into your scenario? Any feelings for .....
» 8/08/2017 2:05:55 PM Dear Paul, No, you're not cynical at all. You're, like me, simply disappointed that this .....
» 8/08/2017 11:27:56 AM Dear Paul, As expected the latest bid by the Liberals to move the issue of same-sex marri.....
» 7/08/2017 10:34:00 AM Here is a link that gives another perspective on the Elijah Doughty case: http://newmatil.....
» 7/08/2017 10:26:18 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. As Errol Flynn o.....
» 6/08/2017 11:36:50 PM Dear Paul, Welcome back. I have mixed feelings about all this. I'll wait and see what d.....
» 6/08/2017 11:29:16 PM Dear Paul, That young Aboriginal boy did not steal the bike. The bike had been discarded .....
» 6/08/2017 11:23:24 PM Dear Joe, What can I say? You're the type of bloke ladies like to root, blokes want to s.....
» 6/08/2017 8:13:22 PM leoj, Seeing as you're obviously into humour, goats, et cetera. Here's a joke I'm sure y.....
» 6/08/2017 8:04:40 PM Dear Paul, I'm looking forward to the results of your vote as well as to - what is going .....
» 6/08/2017 7:52:53 PM Dear Paul, British educator Susan Bassnet writes: "Education is about teaching chil.....
» 6/08/2017 1:58:44 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You so much for your kind words and for your understanding. You alw.....
» 6/08/2017 1:49:28 PM Dear Paul, I'm so relieved that at least someone saw the point that was being made and th.....
» 6/08/2017 1:09:45 PM Seen on a car-sticker: The bigger the hat the smaller the property......
» 6/08/2017 10:55:56 AM cont'd ... Continuing from Tor Hundloe's book: "It is one thing to rob if one is de.....
» 6/08/2017 10:49:21 AM Quoting Tor Hundloe, "From Buddha to Bono." "Not to be too optimistic ... .....
» 6/08/2017 10:16:44 AM On the first day of the new school year, all the teachers in one private school received t.....
» 5/08/2017 7:34:50 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo in misspelling your name. It should have read - Ezhi.....
» 5/08/2017 7:33:05 PM Dear Ezhill, Nothing other than knowledge is going to save the planet and humans and othe.....
» 5/08/2017 4:49:38 PM Dear ALTRAV, Princess Diana undertook all of her duties on behalf of the Queen and repres.....
» 5/08/2017 3:59:12 PM Dear ALTRAV, Princess Diana was a Spencer. A family of British nobility. With Royal Ances.....
» 5/08/2017 2:00:32 PM I remember watching on television as two bereft young boys flanked by their visibly shocke.....
» 5/08/2017 1:22:07 PM What is happening with youth? I can only tell you about what is happening in the suburb i.....
» 4/08/2017 7:28:10 PM Dear Is Mise, The Australian Federal Police and ASIO told reporters - the information tha.....
» 4/08/2017 2:02:02 PM Dear Is Mise, We've covered this topic earlier. Besides, there's more in the link that I.....
» 4/08/2017 11:12:58 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thanks for explaining. Who knows what on earth is going to happen .....
» 3/08/2017 11:02:08 PM Dear Is Mise, As already stated. It's not about what your Holy Book says. It's about how .....
» 3/08/2017 6:38:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Hilary Clinton did carry a great deal of baggage. And she took a lo.....
» 3/08/2017 6:17:33 PM Dear Bazz, Quite a few enter politics......
» 3/08/2017 6:12:50 PM cont'd ... Dear Is Mise, I suggest that you go back to the link I gave and read the Chap.....
» 3/08/2017 5:12:18 PM Dear Is Mise, I can see that you did not look at the link in context at all. You choose j.....
» 3/08/2017 11:49:31 AM In the 21st Century we should no longer see ourselves as an outpost of empire, fearfully p.....
» 3/08/2017 10:25:36 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You really are a pussy-cat (smile)......
» 3/08/2017 10:22:22 AM Dear KAEP, I don't live in NSW but Victoria. However I appreciate your sharing with us t.....
» 2/08/2017 11:25:04 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Thanks for understanding. I also understand where you're coming fr.....
» 2/08/2017 11:14:25 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Travelling to Israel has always been something that I have wanted to do. Pe.....
» 2/08/2017 7:14:54 PM cont'd ... A criminal is a criminal and should not be looked at as a Muslim or a Hindu. .....
» 2/08/2017 7:00:36 PM Dear Is Mise, What question was that?.....
» 2/08/2017 6:58:00 PM Dear AC, Your suggestion is a good one. The owner of the Altine Wildlife Park is currentl.....
» 2/08/2017 5:00:42 PM Is it the local Council that normally removes these dead carcasses from their roads? I wo.....
» 2/08/2017 4:54:23 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I've just come across a very interesting link that explains why conserv.....
» 2/08/2017 4:18:39 PM Dear Is Mise, Replace the word Muslim with any other group you care to name and perhaps y.....
» 2/08/2017 2:33:48 PM The local newspaper tells us that there is a road safety issue but it can be overcome. We.....
» 2/08/2017 2:13:03 PM Dear Banjo, I read part of your link and then lost interest. The writing is rooted in gen.....
» 2/08/2017 1:37:15 PM Dear Banjo, Yes apparently we do have different experiences with people. My medical profe.....
» 2/08/2017 12:08:31 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the mistake. Here's the link again: http://www.abc.net.au/ne.....
» 2/08/2017 12:02:31 PM Dear KAEP, Firstly welcome to the Forum. Flu outbreaks are a concern and experts are war.....
» 2/08/2017 11:52:15 AM Dear Is Mise, Look at it in context. You're smarter than that......
» 2/08/2017 11:31:33 AM Perhaps the following link may help clarify things: http://thoughtcatalog.com/daniel-haye.....
» 2/08/2017 11:27:44 AM Dear Banjo, I don't assume that they are Muslim. I know they are. As for the actions of.....
» 2/08/2017 11:19:12 AM Dear AC, Actually these people that I mentioned are caring for me and my family. I wouldn.....
» 2/08/2017 11:00:47 AM Dear Is Mise, Perhaps this may help you: http://thoughtcatalog.com/daniel-hayes/2015/11/.....
» 1/08/2017 11:01:38 PM Dear Bazz, Australia is very different from the UK. You can't compare one country's probl.....
» 1/08/2017 7:05:40 PM Dear runner, If we allowed horses on our already conjested roads we'd have a different ki.....
» 1/08/2017 6:56:49 PM Dear Bazz, I take people as I find them. I don't judge them by their religion, race, colo.....
» 1/08/2017 6:22:27 PM Dear Philip, As explained to you earlier- it was your comment on page 4 on underage girls.....
» 1/08/2017 4:39:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It's true that Hilary Clinton did not bother to even visit some sta.....
» 1/08/2017 4:28:04 PM This is taken from the following link: http://www.executivestyle.com.au/18-reasons-why-re.....
» 1/08/2017 3:46:54 PM Dear Armchair Critic, So you think that CounterPunch and TruNews are investigative and re.....
» 1/08/2017 2:02:38 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I agree that white Evangelicals in the US will forgive Donald Trump alm.....
» 1/08/2017 1:41:28 PM Dear Armchair Critic, We actually can get the bias of the sources we use if we bother to .....
» 1/08/2017 1:06:28 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Australian soldiers seconded to the US or the UK are simply followi.....
» 1/08/2017 1:00:55 PM Dear Aidan, Well said!.....
» 1/08/2017 12:59:03 PM Dear Philip, Re-read your comment. Perhaps then you will realise why SteeleRedux was prom.....
» 1/08/2017 12:02:50 PM leoj, I was guided by the situation and only made one comment. This is not a hijack. As a.....
» 1/08/2017 11:59:47 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the link from Brookings. I am familiar with their work an.....
» 1/08/2017 11:22:17 AM Dear Bazz, Indonesia has the world's biggest Muslim population. There are over 800,000 mo.....
» 1/08/2017 11:04:11 AM leoj, No - responding to someone else's post is NOT a hijack. It was not me who raised th.....
» 1/08/2017 10:40:39 AM leoj, Nobody was/is attempting to hijack your discussion. People are entitled to respond .....
» 31/07/2017 11:15:34 PM Dear Is Mise, What is the main religion in Indonesia? And do you know how many mosques th.....
» 31/07/2017 11:10:34 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for explaining. It is a complex issue. Dear Yuyutsu, Thank.....
» 31/07/2017 11:05:10 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Here's another link that may be of interest: http://www.news.com.au/tr.....
» 31/07/2017 7:36:24 PM Lucky Aussie Women - Wow - unbelievable. Here we are ladies - wait for it. Mohamed Elmoue.....
» 31/07/2017 6:20:49 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Glad that we can agree on this......
» 31/07/2017 6:19:05 PM Dear Josephus, Courts require evidence and proof as to how things are really being practi.....
» 31/07/2017 6:13:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How many Muslims are there in our Parliament? Perhaps SteeleRedux .....
» 31/07/2017 1:11:57 PM It amuses me greatly that those who rant and rave the loudest for freedom of speech are th.....
» 31/07/2017 1:06:18 PM Dear Is Mise, Do all followers of Jesus interpret his teachings in exactly the same way? .....
» 31/07/2017 12:57:28 PM Dear ttbn, Thank You for your civility. It is appreciated. However my aim was not to chan.....
» 31/07/2017 10:29:34 AM Dear Josephus, Once again you're talking in generalities. In a court of law you have to .....
» 31/07/2017 10:17:04 AM Dear Bazz, I was hoping that you'd come into this discussion and share your knowledge wit.....
» 30/07/2017 8:59:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Barnaby Joyce has stated that Mat Canavan's mother has shown the do.....
» 30/07/2017 8:38:55 PM cont'd ... Another typo. My apologies here's the link again: http://theconversation.com/.....
» 30/07/2017 8:34:24 PM Here is another perspective on the subject of our country: http://thecoversation.com/is-a.....
» 30/07/2017 4:13:57 PM Dear Aidan, Thank You for sharing your views. I tend to agree with Jeff Kennett's. I li.....
» 30/07/2017 1:56:24 PM Dear Paul, I shall be watching the news for the NSW Senate preselection results for the G.....
» 30/07/2017 1:48:09 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thanks for the link. It would be great for this Forum if it were appli.....
» 30/07/2017 12:23:41 PM leoj, I guess that you must be used to insults so compliments leave you baffled. ttbn, .....
» 30/07/2017 11:30:59 AM Regarding the KPFA Radio station incident with Dawkins in Berkeley, California - the stati.....
» 30/07/2017 10:57:27 AM This discussion is about whether a religious leader who's no longer alive (died how long a.....
» 30/07/2017 10:46:05 AM leoj, You do surprise me at times. I would almost believe that underneath your usual per.....
» 29/07/2017 9:42:29 PM Dear ttbn, Sounds to me like you need a hug!.....
» 29/07/2017 9:39:30 PM leoj, If you bring Chupa Chups, M&M's, or my favourite - Cadbury Freddo Frogs - we'll let.....
» 29/07/2017 9:22:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Ah, but is the man telling the truth? Talking about 9 year olds. T.....
» 29/07/2017 9:18:25 PM Dear Josephus, Well, in that case it's got to be true - as she wouldn't "pee on your.....
» 29/07/2017 9:11:36 PM Dear ttbn, Here is a link that may be of further interest to you: http://theconversation.....
» 29/07/2017 9:05:13 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Reason eludes a lot of people not just one specific group, unfortun.....
» 29/07/2017 8:56:08 PM Dear Paul, I think I understand. Are you talking about the 22 year old from WA?.....
» 29/07/2017 8:49:22 PM Dear Josephus, You're reading a book on Muhammad by Judge Judy? Or is it her husband? I.....
» 29/07/2017 8:26:31 PM Dear Is Mise, Dr Beth Fulton - research scientist, Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) an.....
» 29/07/2017 7:03:29 PM Dear ttbn, I've just thought of something else that I'd like to add as food for thought. .....
» 29/07/2017 6:38:51 PM cont'd ... What disturbs me is that I found an article on the web written be Louis Palme .....
» 29/07/2017 6:10:55 PM cont'd ... Dear ttbn, BTW: Are you aware that the United Kingdom migration alone is almo.....
» 29/07/2017 4:53:11 PM Dear Josephus, Are you a theologian? Have you studied Islam? Your statements are very .....
» 29/07/2017 4:00:49 PM Dear ttbn, I think that we can agree that we want a future for this country of sustainabl.....
» 29/07/2017 1:48:57 PM Dear Josephus, There are so many questionable leaders both past and present that could be.....
» 29/07/2017 1:34:22 PM Dear Hassie, Regarding your critiques of the ABC and SBS - what media outlet is truly unb.....
» 29/07/2017 11:56:44 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You. I share your optimism and feelings about this wonderful coun.....
» 29/07/2017 10:37:00 AM Dear ttbn, Let me get this straight... Multiculturalism - bad? Immigration - bad? Human .....
» 28/07/2017 7:08:40 PM cont'd ... Perhaps we should all take another look at other party choices and reflect mor.....
» 28/07/2017 7:00:39 PM If we're going to point out the flaws of one party leader then in order for some balance w.....
» 28/07/2017 6:12:35 PM Dear Hassie, If you would have watched the Four Corners program and I assume you did not .....
» 28/07/2017 1:46:34 PM cont'd ... New Zealand comes to mind (smiley face)......
» 28/07/2017 12:45:59 PM leoj, I totally disagree. And you are wrong. It is not the ABC that holds the governmen.....
» 28/07/2017 12:06:16 PM leoj, I did explain to you previously why I raised - the program "Q&A". Beside.....
» 28/07/2017 11:53:44 AM Dear Paul, Things are getting rather ridiculous. I think I need to take a break and go o.....
» 28/07/2017 11:22:45 AM cont'd ... I won't go into all the details of what our Council does or about the fantasti.....
» 28/07/2017 11:18:29 AM Local Government is unbelievable. Mine certainly is. They've just identified that there.....
» 28/07/2017 10:26:10 AM Dear Is Mise, You still haven't answered my question as to what point you are trying to .....
» 27/07/2017 7:13:01 PM cont'd ... Dear SteeleRedux, Continuing Jeff Kennett's opinion piece: "If it will .....
» 27/07/2017 7:04:21 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I saw the Four Corners program on the Murray Darling and I was totally .....
» 27/07/2017 6:39:58 PM Dear Is Mise, I'm not sure what you're on about concerning some petition run by Change O.....
» 27/07/2017 1:42:47 PM Dear Aidan, Julia Gillard was a totally different case. She was our first female Prime Mi.....
» 27/07/2017 11:39:38 AM Dear Is Mise, That's already been done in this discussion......
» 27/07/2017 11:00:21 AM cont'd ... Dear SteeleRedux, I was piqued, putzed, paragraphed, parasoled, polevaulted i.....
» 27/07/2017 10:54:23 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Well said......
» 27/07/2017 10:50:47 AM Dear Is Mise, "porci volaverit?" Well, as it turns out, pigs can fly (they jus.....
» 26/07/2017 10:30:33 PM Dear Is Mise, I don't think that the founders of that law way back in the 1900s meant for.....
» 26/07/2017 6:51:24 PM Think of the money that we spend by having frequent elections. The Prime Minister can call.....
» 26/07/2017 6:38:00 PM Dear Josephus, I thought this was a joke at first and then I questioned your motives behi.....
» 26/07/2017 10:56:24 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for the link and well said. I totally agree. It is time for this count.....
» 26/07/2017 10:49:25 AM leoj, Most of the time I do ignore your posts however when you continue to address and pr.....
» 25/07/2017 11:00:09 PM leoj, To quote you - "So easy to flick a bit of brown stuff... Being constructive a.....
» 25/07/2017 7:03:00 PM Dear Paul, I wrote on the other thread that this is getting beyond the point of absurdity.....
» 25/07/2017 6:56:02 PM Regarding Matt Canavan's situation. This is getting beyond the point of absurdity. It wa.....
» 25/07/2017 6:35:14 PM leoj, You advise our young students to develop people skills in the real world not the vi.....
» 25/07/2017 4:11:03 PM cont'd ... Talking about sitting on the sidelines. I work part-time as a volunteer in an.....
» 25/07/2017 3:46:12 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I'm not a great TV watcher but I do have my favourite programs. I read a lo.....
» 25/07/2017 2:18:57 PM Dear Yuyutsu, It's a shame you didn't watch the entire program. The younger generation as.....
» 25/07/2017 2:01:22 PM I read the analysis of last night Q&A's program in today's The Australian. It was an inte.....
» 25/07/2017 10:53:56 AM Dear Yuyutsu and Paul, Hopefully something good will come out of the current political me.....
» 25/07/2017 10:47:13 AM leoj, Your unsubstanciated rants don't interest me......
» 25/07/2017 10:43:42 AM Dear O Sung Wu, Yes, things are in a bit of a mess politically at the moment but you know.....
» 24/07/2017 8:08:37 PM Dear Paul, You were absolutely right. That was exactly what was said. An attempt at the.....
» 24/07/2017 8:04:00 PM leoj, I stopped reading your post when I saw that you were on your usual rants. Then I ju.....
» 24/07/2017 7:31:46 PM leoj, What on earth are you on about now. Still the same anti-Greens tirade I see. Give.....
» 24/07/2017 5:04:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I also indicated on the other thread that is what we should do. I'm.....
» 24/07/2017 5:02:04 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I have no control over your interpretation of how I sound to you. T.....
» 24/07/2017 2:25:26 PM leoj, If you're interested in probing below the surface then the following link may be of.....
» 24/07/2017 2:10:35 PM leoj, Your description of Larissa Waters as a "superficial self-entitled showboat&qu.....
» 24/07/2017 1:46:26 PM Dear O Sung Wu., You are not alone in your strong feelings about our Prime Minister. How.....
» 24/07/2017 1:07:56 PM Dear Alan B., I think I'm developing a great big crush on you!.....
» 24/07/2017 11:22:32 AM leoj, I am happy that you did find some merit in the link I gave about Larissa Waters. D.....
» 24/07/2017 11:14:35 AM Dear Paul, You've summed things up beautifully. I wrote to Shadow Minister on Graham's t.....
» 24/07/2017 11:01:05 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not desperately trying to do anything of the sort. I don't hav.....
» 23/07/2017 11:06:45 PM The Queensland of Old? http://newmatilda.com/2017/06/04/larissa-waters-asked-one-question.....
» 23/07/2017 6:40:22 PM 44.2 per cent are in favour of Article s44(i) of the Constitution excluding dual citizensh.....
» 23/07/2017 6:33:53 PM Here is a link on what voters think: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2017/07/2.....
» 23/07/2017 6:30:27 PM cont'd ... Here is a link on what the Australian voters think about dual citizenship: ht.....
» 23/07/2017 5:01:08 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The Australian Citizenship Oath or Affirmation tries to capture the essence.....
» 23/07/2017 4:37:16 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You and - Blessings to you too dear chap. I am blessed to have a fa.....
» 23/07/2017 3:58:36 PM Dear Armchair Critic, I don't think that many here are arguing for the retention of dual .....
» 23/07/2017 2:25:33 PM Judging from the many comments posted on social media and from my social and work contacts.....
» 23/07/2017 2:04:18 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I was not at all suggesting that the abstract 'national interest' was more .....
» 22/07/2017 11:41:01 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You right we do need to consider quite a few issues in our discussi.....
» 22/07/2017 11:29:27 PM Dear Armchair Critic, My apologies for the typo. It should read that the Commonwealth of.....
» 22/07/2017 11:25:56 PM Dear Armchair Critic, The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 became law on 9.....
» 22/07/2017 7:27:42 PM Dear Shadow Minister, That's the entire point. It isn't recognised - yet. Hopefully thi.....
» 22/07/2017 6:40:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't think its over kill at all. Isn't it overkill when you tak.....
» 22/07/2017 4:48:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Why don't we make it a part of The Australian Citizenship Oath or A.....
» 22/07/2017 3:29:27 PM leoj, Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore. Sometimes.....
» 22/07/2017 3:26:53 PM Dear Is Mise, Don't worry about it. You did the best you could......
» 22/07/2017 1:22:39 PM Dear Shadow Minister, What it proves is that having an Australian passport is a recogniti.....
» 22/07/2017 1:15:13 PM cont'd ... Dear Is Mise, You asked (on page 5 of this discussion) - How many MPs were af.....
» 22/07/2017 1:05:32 PM Dear Is Mise, You state that - A technicality is a technicality but it's the law. No on.....
» 22/07/2017 11:39:45 AM Rubbish is the key word in this discussion. So leoj, think (if you can) before you post!.....
» 22/07/2017 11:28:35 AM Dear Is Mise, God Bless the wonderful Irish. It would be rather sad without their rich c.....
» 22/07/2017 11:10:05 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The Greens may well fall behind but more to the point will the Libe.....
» 22/07/2017 10:49:34 AM Why indeed didn't Ludlum and Waters renounce their New Zealand and Canadian citizenships? .....
» 22/07/2017 10:20:11 AM Dear Armchair Critic, How long does a person have to live in this country to no longer be.....
» 21/07/2017 9:44:48 PM cont'd... Dear Shadow Minister, What you should be concerned about is the disintegration.....
» 21/07/2017 9:31:30 PM cont'd ... Dear Hassie, I stated earlier that to deny people with international links po.....
» 21/07/2017 9:18:17 PM Dear Hassie, Not at all. My parents followed your line of thinking to the letter. Both w.....
» 21/07/2017 8:50:15 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Breathless anticipation? Dream big! Personally I am happy in anti.....
» 21/07/2017 8:31:13 PM Dear Alan B., Thank You. I read in an article that fortunately in Australia we don't ha.....
» 21/07/2017 8:23:32 PM Dear Jayb., It is one hell of a penalty to pay for not checking on your relationship with.....
» 21/07/2017 3:32:11 PM Dear Alan B., Article s44(i) of the Constitution is completely outdated and has no real p.....
» 21/07/2017 2:06:51 PM cont'd ... BTW leoj, What colour is your garden - Green or brown? We all would like to .....
» 21/07/2017 1:58:36 PM leoj, We might also well ask why is there one law for Senators Scott Ludlum and Waters an.....
» 21/07/2017 1:51:26 PM Goodness me, this is certainly looking very political with the attacks coming from some po.....
» 21/07/2017 11:12:25 AM leoj, There are not different laws for different people. The same laws apply or should ap.....
» 20/07/2017 8:32:51 PM Dear Bazz, I wish it was as simple as you stated regarding Senator Abetz. However it appe.....
» 20/07/2017 2:11:36 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It still does not answer the question, was Senator Abetz an Austral.....
» 20/07/2017 2:02:32 PM Dear Paul, I no longer read anything that runner writes. I'm not interested in what he th.....
» 20/07/2017 1:45:50 PM Dear Paul, This entire business is political. How many of our past Prime Ministers had d.....
» 20/07/2017 10:44:07 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I am aware that German citizenship is automatically lost when a per.....
» 20/07/2017 10:33:04 AM leoj, Wrong again - Take a look at this: http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?di.....
» 19/07/2017 9:05:28 PM cont'd ... The Abetz article by John Hawkins was interesting reading - but who really kno.....
» 19/07/2017 8:47:52 PM I've finally managed to find something on Senator Abetz: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index......
» 19/07/2017 8:11:25 PM Does anyone know if Eric Abetz has ever renounced his German citizenship? I'm not able to .....
» 19/07/2017 11:01:01 AM Thanks to everyone for their viewpoints on this issue. They are appreciated. And I do unde.....
» 18/07/2017 8:37:36 PM cont'd ... Continuing with Wyeth's article... He tells us that the former leader of the .....
» 18/07/2017 8:09:50 PM Grant Wyeth wrote an opinion piece for The Drum 16th Sept. 2014 on dual citizenship and pa.....
» 18/07/2017 4:54:18 PM Dear Bazz, That is a bit of a worry. Singling out a particular religion? I'm not sure tha.....
» 18/07/2017 4:42:50 PM Dear Bazz, Good question about the Third Tower: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7485331.stm.....
» 18/07/2017 3:01:59 PM cont'd ... The Guardian tells us that much has changed since 1992. New Australian citizen.....
» 18/07/2017 2:49:46 PM There are quite a few people in the same situation. Lets look at the facts without any at.....
» 18/07/2017 11:41:05 AM Dear ALTRAV, I've found another link that may be of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wi.....
» 18/07/2017 11:17:40 AM Dear Shadow Minister, It was Chief Justice Sir Garfield Barwick who stated that the exist.....
» 17/07/2017 7:42:36 PM Dear ALTRAV, Much has been written about 9/11. The following link makes a great deal of .....
» 17/07/2017 7:24:35 PM Dear Shadow Minister, No, I am not advocating anything of the kind that you suggest. Perh.....
» 17/07/2017 4:20:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, First in a democracy, any citizen should be eligible to stand for P.....
» 17/07/2017 2:11:03 PM cont'd ... Here is another link that I think is very pertinent to our discussion here. It.....
» 17/07/2017 1:47:52 PM leoj, I chose the article by Richardson because what he wrote made sense to me. I don't c.....
» 17/07/2017 1:09:07 PM cont'd ... There you go leoj - now go nuts with your attacks! Enjoy!.....
» 17/07/2017 1:05:17 PM There's an interesting article by Graham Richardson in The Australian (I can hear the rant.....
» 16/07/2017 11:15:24 PM Dear ALTRAV, I don't know that much about The House of Rothschild as I indicated earlier......
» 16/07/2017 6:20:00 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You. I'm a work in progress. But so far so good. As for mum? She h.....
» 16/07/2017 10:17:06 AM For anyone interested in the family there are two volumes that should be available at your.....
» 16/07/2017 10:12:11 AM leoj, Again you put your own spin onto things. As I stated earlier - I am responsible for.....
» 15/07/2017 11:31:57 PM leoj, No. You are the one doing the ducking and weaving. You again have not answered my .....
» 15/07/2017 7:22:50 PM cont'd ... leoj, Also could you please tell me where exactly did I "cut and paste&q.....
» 15/07/2017 7:14:32 PM leoj, Wrong again you very bizarre man. I actually am reading the book about Putin. I've.....
» 14/07/2017 8:35:50 PM Dear ALTRAV, There are so many books on the Rothchild family. I've just done a brief scro.....
» 14/07/2017 7:39:22 PM Dear ALTRAV, You must have read the wrong user index. I do not have a problem with George.....
» 14/07/2017 7:04:47 PM Dear ALTRAV, The claims that you have made in your opening post were not substantiated by.....
» 14/07/2017 11:57:53 AM Dear Is Mise, I'm currently reading so many books. One fascinating one is - "The man.....
» 14/07/2017 11:50:37 AM The Rothschild Family according to Encyclopedia Britannica is the most famous of all Europ.....
» 14/07/2017 11:01:56 AM Dear Banjo, Parents work for a variety of reasons. Many work because nowadays it does tak.....
» 14/07/2017 10:51:29 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for your information. However my advice to you is - find another discu.....
» 13/07/2017 8:14:40 PM Dear Shocker, You wrote about the Great Southern Gnomeland - and did it brilliantly along.....
» 13/07/2017 4:46:57 PM cont'd ... I had no idea that you're such a talented artist. Awesome!.....
» 13/07/2017 4:39:38 PM Dear Shocker, I watched youtube and I was totally blown away by your talent. Words for on.....
» 13/07/2017 4:07:24 PM There's a new king in Gnome-land Who really loves to chatter He doesn't trust the news He .....
» 12/07/2017 11:20:26 PM Faith is like Wi-Fi, it's invisible but it has the power to connect you with what you need.....
» 12/07/2017 6:58:47 PM Dear Shocker, I read the entire blog. Congratulations! Well done - brilliant!.....
» 12/07/2017 6:55:02 PM Dear AJ, My husband has some horrific stories that he's told me. So I understand. I also .....
» 12/07/2017 6:38:51 PM Lets hear it for tales - ones that unfold, from times present and past of days of old. A .....
» 12/07/2017 4:34:47 PM Dear Is Mise, I cite articles that I feel are appropriate to a discussion. And what the l.....
» 12/07/2017 1:53:49 PM Dear AJ, My apologies for having misunderstood what you were saying. I suppose I had assu.....
» 12/07/2017 1:48:01 PM Dear Is Mise, No. That job is already taken. (smiley face)......
» 12/07/2017 10:08:06 AM Dear AJ, Well you've put a lump in my throat and some tears in my eyes. I fully understan.....
» 11/07/2017 6:50:33 PM Dear AJ, Yes Emile Durkheim was one of the earliest functionalist theorists. He was also .....
» 11/07/2017 6:36:49 PM The following link is an interesting read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-30/george-p.....
» 11/07/2017 12:47:21 PM I'll repeat what I've written in the past: Although religion is a universal social instit.....
» 11/07/2017 11:14:01 AM I can't speak on behalf of Mr Joyce and his beliefs. However, I too was raised as a Cathol.....
» 11/07/2017 10:51:01 AM leoj, I not only gave the link to the 2017 National Firearms Agreement but I also gave th.....
» 11/07/2017 10:39:18 AM In Victoria it is mandatory to have registered nurses on the staff of nursing homes. They .....
» 10/07/2017 6:57:09 PM Dear Is Mise, I've taken bits of this from the following link: http://theconversation.co.....
» 10/07/2017 1:34:38 PM Dear Is Mise, You need to read the link by Professor Sarre. What he actually questions i.....
» 10/07/2017 11:48:59 AM cont'd ... Dear Paul, Just a quick comment on leoj's constant attacks on George Soros. F.....
» 10/07/2017 11:41:46 AM Dear Paul, Prof. Rick Sarre, Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of S.....
» 9/07/2017 6:15:14 PM Dear Benk and Paul, Here are two links that are worth reading, in case you haven't read t.....
» 9/07/2017 11:36:50 AM Back to the topic: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/23/australias-gun-laws-stopp.....
» 9/07/2017 11:23:42 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your advice. It does get annoying - especially when the argumen.....
» 8/07/2017 8:17:26 PM cont'd ... Again excuse my typo. Here is the link again: http://www.good.is/articles/ob.....
» 8/07/2017 8:14:08 PM For anyone who's interested here is a small list of the achievements of former American Pr.....
» 8/07/2017 2:37:49 PM Dear Paul, Yep. I like Shadow as well. I think he knows it. He may be conservative, but h.....
» 8/07/2017 12:55:50 PM Dear Is Mise, Once again I shall repeat what I stated earlier - There is a huge body of .....
» 8/07/2017 11:21:06 AM leoj, I have now come to the conclusion that if you don't like me but still watch and com.....
» 8/07/2017 11:05:18 AM Dear Is Mise, The problem is deciding who should and should not own guns. Even "good.....
» 7/07/2017 9:15:00 PM Shadow Minister, Leave the insults to the pros. You're going to hurt yourself. Go play in.....
» 7/07/2017 8:00:44 PM Dear Paul, Don't bother arguing with posters who descend into name-calling, insults, and .....
» 7/07/2017 7:51:02 PM http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/profile/chris-cunneen.....
» 7/07/2017 7:45:50 PM cont'd ... leoj, You neglected to mention that the link I cited was not only by Rebecca .....
» 7/07/2017 7:13:50 PM leoj, The following link may help clarify who Rebecca Peters is and why it makes sense to.....
» 7/07/2017 6:50:01 PM Dear Is Mise, Perhaps the following link may be more "accurate" for you: http:.....
» 7/07/2017 4:33:51 PM Here is a link that's worth a read: http://theconversation.com/australias-gun-laws-save-l.....
» 6/07/2017 8:37:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't see Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull being replaced. It woul.....
» 6/07/2017 8:33:52 PM Dear Is Mise, Great question. Aren't you glad that you live in Australia?.....
» 6/07/2017 8:08:23 PM cont'd ... Here's another one: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427101532.....
» 6/07/2017 7:57:53 PM Dear Is Mise, http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2012/12/health-risk-having-gun-home .....
» 6/07/2017 7:20:37 PM I'm going to repeat what I've written on other discussions regarding the behaviour of Mr A.....
» 6/07/2017 5:35:56 PM According to FBI statistics and reports - homicides regarding American blacks have been on.....
» 6/07/2017 4:33:24 PM Dear Paul, I don't doubt for one moment that Mr Abbott feels that he's been wronged by th.....
» 6/07/2017 11:06:59 AM Dear Shadow Minister, A lot is already happening. Sadly Mr Abbott is not about to sit qu.....
» 6/07/2017 10:53:43 AM Dear Paul, He's now added Tony Jones and Waleed Aly to the mix. How bizarre. What do they.....
» 6/07/2017 9:42:39 AM Dear Bazz, You're right. That's why if we're going to have a competitive evaluation proce.....
» 5/07/2017 11:08:34 PM cont'd ... leoj, You still haven't answered the questions I asked you earlier......
» 5/07/2017 11:07:10 PM leoj, Again, you are being annoyingly slow to understand or deliberately digressing. The .....
» 5/07/2017 7:14:50 PM leoj, I'm not going to be manipulated by you and play your game. The shop in question has.....
» 5/07/2017 6:47:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Actually the Tories did lose. They needed 326 seats to form a major.....
» 5/07/2017 6:38:53 PM cont'd ... leoj, Here's the link again. Excuse my earlier typo: http://www.economist.co.....
» 5/07/2017 6:34:07 PM leoj, No. what I did was cite an article on why America needed stronger gun control laws .....
» 5/07/2017 3:40:41 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Weren't you the one who predicted a huge Tory win in the UK electio.....
» 5/07/2017 3:37:51 PM leoj, So let me get this straight. Are you disputing the facts that strict gun laws in o.....
» 5/07/2017 2:40:07 PM leoj, He's a Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. He's published numer.....
» 5/07/2017 2:26:25 PM Here are two links that may be of interest: http://theconversation.com/renewables-are-get.....
» 5/07/2017 2:23:05 PM There are so many questions that need answers - regarding the consideration of nuclear sub.....
» 5/07/2017 1:53:28 PM A bit more about the city of Chicago and gun violence. Michael W. Austin writing in ".....
» 4/07/2017 8:04:06 PM Now for something on a slightly happier note. I watched "Australian Story" on t.....
» 4/07/2017 7:09:22 PM Dear AJ, I now feel obliged to re-enter this discussion briefly because I seem to be the .....
» 4/07/2017 5:22:18 PM Dear Is Mise, Did you happen to watch "Sixty Minutes," on Sunday night? There w.....
» 4/07/2017 9:49:15 AM Dear phanto, Be careful. The mind is everything. What you think, You become......
» 3/07/2017 6:59:41 PM Dear runner, I think your guardian angel drinks......
» 3/07/2017 6:58:16 PM Dear phanto, And just like that, I lost interest ........
» 3/07/2017 1:44:18 PM I've just finished reading Malcolm Davis's article written in The Australian newspaper, Ma.....
» 3/07/2017 11:43:54 AM Dear runner, You accused Foxy of bile? Yep. She takes super hot showers to practice burn.....
» 3/07/2017 11:21:00 AM leoj, Before the Marriage Amendment Act 2004 there was no definition of marriage. The Act.....
» 2/07/2017 6:56:09 PM Tony Abbott once declared "There will be no wrecking, no undermining and no sniping.&.....
» 2/07/2017 6:09:47 PM Dear phanto, We can continue to argue on what should or should not be the case however th.....
» 1/07/2017 6:30:11 PM cont'd ... Dear Banjo, And the problem is a very big one as the following link shows: h.....
» 1/07/2017 6:20:48 PM Dear Banjo, Child protection should be everyone's responsibility. In the NT children wil.....
» 1/07/2017 5:48:40 PM Dear phanto, The fact remains that the Government has effectively changed the Marriage Ac.....
» 1/07/2017 3:44:56 PM Dear Paul, He needs to be expelled from the Liberal Party. It's gone on for far too long .....
» 1/07/2017 1:21:42 PM Dear phanto, The Howard government had already made a value judgement. They were the ones.....
» 30/06/2017 6:07:04 PM I can't help but wonder if any of the political parties will tackle the traffic and transp.....
» 30/06/2017 5:49:50 PM Dear Phanto, How do I know what it is that they want? Because that is what they tell me......
» 30/06/2017 2:17:58 PM Dear phanto, What governments should or shouldn't do is beside the point. The fact is mar.....
» 29/06/2017 4:52:11 PM Dear DD, I guess many people don't even think about the problems involved with things lik.....
» 29/06/2017 11:51:23 AM Dear Aidan, Why, you ask. I like their plan for the future that has been laid out in the.....
» 29/06/2017 10:33:23 AM Dear DD, There must be a better way for this country to provide a safe secure environment.....
» 29/06/2017 10:22:41 AM Dear Paul, You're more familiar with the Greens politicians in NSW than I am. I know that.....
» 28/06/2017 10:17:38 PM Senator Lee Rhiannon has been temporarily suspended from the Greens Party Room. Hopefully .....
» 28/06/2017 10:12:58 PM Well the Greens have got something right. They have temporarily suspended NSW Senator Lee .....
» 28/06/2017 9:58:49 PM I've got news for you folks. It's not only in NSW. It's happening right here in Victoria w.....
» 28/06/2017 7:59:43 PM Hello J. Siu, I've completed your survey. I hope it's of some help and that others on th.....
» 28/06/2017 6:55:41 PM I've just picked up again, the book by Dr Paul Collins, "Believers: Does Australian C.....
» 28/06/2017 6:18:52 PM Dear Paul, I still can't see Mr Abbott being returned as leader of the Liberal Party. I m.....
» 28/06/2017 11:33:49 AM Dear Paul, Ah, but don't forget the Devil is a fallen angel. (smiley face)......
» 28/06/2017 11:29:49 AM My local member is in a safe Liberal seat and will undoubtedly continue to be re-elected. .....
» 28/06/2017 11:14:36 AM Dear Nathan, I think that many people today may no longer believe deeply in traditional r.....
» 27/06/2017 3:48:06 PM Dear ttbn, Basically I think that most voters will still vote for one of the two major pa.....
» 27/06/2017 3:34:10 PM leoj, Unfortunately many of the refugees who fled from the totalitarian regimes during Wo.....
» 27/06/2017 1:56:22 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for your explanation. I'm still somewhat hesitant about.....
» 27/06/2017 12:16:38 PM Dear Paul, They both used the same methods to deal with their domestic opposition - terro.....
» 27/06/2017 12:12:16 PM Dear ttbn, Our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull like John Howard stresses "the broad .....
» 27/06/2017 11:11:31 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Terms like "Left wing" or "Right Wing" and faci.....
» 26/06/2017 7:27:30 PM leoj, I agree with you. There definitely are some elements within the Greens that should .....
» 26/06/2017 5:05:33 PM According to Sky News, Saturday 24th June 2017, all members of the Greens Federal Parliame.....
» 22/06/2017 6:42:51 PM Dear CHERFUL, Well said, and I totally agree......
» 22/06/2017 2:24:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I read an article in The Herald Sun yesterday that has made me see .....
» 22/06/2017 1:34:56 PM Dear Bazz, Yes I agree. However in the case of Darren Osborn, his neighbours described hi.....
» 22/06/2017 11:19:27 AM Dear SteeleRedux, You asked where does that leave us? I certainly don't have the answers.....
» 21/06/2017 7:16:10 PM According to The Australian newspaper, Imam Mohamadu Nawaz Saleem was appointed by the Aus.....
» 21/06/2017 5:14:16 PM leoj, Of course the public is entitled to know what on earth happened in this case and wh.....
» 21/06/2017 5:08:43 PM leoj, Thanks for your insights. I agree with you totally. We need to take care of our m.....
» 21/06/2017 12:52:46 PM Darren Osborne - the perpetrator of this incident in Finsbury Park, UK has been described .....
» 21/06/2017 11:15:43 AM Dear Is Mise, Of course you've struck a chord with me. You always do because you're a lo.....
» 21/06/2017 10:54:19 AM Dear Banjo, Thanks for that. Hopefully that centre will re-open once this case is finish.....
» 20/06/2017 7:29:45 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Have you ever seen the film, "The Wrestler," Starring Mickey.....
» 20/06/2017 7:07:05 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Yes but Members of Parliament should not accuse the judiciary of go.....
» 20/06/2017 6:54:36 PM Dear Banjo, Here's another link from the Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/ns.....
» 20/06/2017 4:05:03 PM Dear Armchair Critic, I'm not as pessimistic as you are about our country. I believe tha.....
» 20/06/2017 1:22:30 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for understanding and for your further explanations. I won't .....
» 20/06/2017 10:27:56 AM Dear Is Mise, Give it a rest. You didn't like her. We get that......
» 20/06/2017 10:26:48 AM Dear SteeleRedux, I don't like blood sports and therefore I hadn't looked at "Knuckl.....
» 19/06/2017 7:19:51 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the link "Knuckle." I have to admit that I did .....
» 19/06/2017 7:04:56 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Not sure about that. There's been strong condemnation from the nat.....
» 19/06/2017 1:12:19 PM Dear Is Mise, It was her song and film that inspired me to go and do more research on Ire.....
» 19/06/2017 11:18:27 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You are probably correct. Many people for whatever reasons will app.....
» 19/06/2017 11:03:09 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Each of us goes through transitions and transformations. The important .....
» 19/06/2017 10:41:32 AM leoj, I watched "A Current Affair" on Channel 9 a while back on Eman Sharobeem......
» 19/06/2017 10:23:08 AM Dear Is Mise, I understand that you don't like the Norwegian musician's song and music. A.....
» 19/06/2017 10:15:59 AM Dear Paul, What I am resenting is that there is no acceptance of any responsibility for t.....
» 18/06/2017 6:55:35 PM Unless Ministers know or are aware of the individual facts, they cannot possibly comment w.....
» 18/06/2017 6:41:17 PM Dear Is Mise, Music like art is very subjective it's true. But in your case perhaps your.....
» 18/06/2017 6:32:05 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Here are another two links about the Norwegian busker and her success i.....
» 18/06/2017 5:22:03 PM No, this particular incident is not about that at all This particular incident is about a.....
» 18/06/2017 1:57:54 PM Just for information - Many Lithuanians arrived in the 2000s in Ireland when the Irish eco.....
» 18/06/2017 1:53:35 PM cont'd ... I've just come across an interesting article about a young lass in Ireland who.....
» 18/06/2017 1:23:21 PM Here are two more links that may be of interest. One is on the Norwegian travelling music.....
» 18/06/2017 1:05:35 PM Dear Nick, I don't think that the horse-drawn carriages in Melbourne are going to give an.....
» 18/06/2017 1:00:15 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I watched Barrie Cassidy questioning Barnaby Joyce on the "Ins.....
» 18/06/2017 10:41:46 AM Dear doog, It is a bit of a worry though. I believe that all three ministers are lawyers.....
» 18/06/2017 10:36:38 AM Dear Paul, Did you happen to watch the "Insiders" this morning? There were qui.....
» 18/06/2017 10:33:30 AM Dear Is Mise, I grew up with our Irish parish priest being a very close family friend. He.....
» 18/06/2017 10:22:32 AM Dear Hassie, Come on you can't be serious. I know that Paul was being facitious. It was.....
» 17/06/2017 11:23:05 PM cont'd ... Dear Paul, It just occurred to me after reading your post - why do you think .....
» 17/06/2017 11:18:18 PM Dear Paul, Your posts are always great to read. Thank You. I'll watch the "Insider.....
» 17/06/2017 6:45:33 PM Dear Paul, I very much doubt whether any charges will be laid in all three cases. Merely .....
» 17/06/2017 6:13:27 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thanks for the links. I enjoyed them very much. Your discussion has b.....
» 17/06/2017 5:56:41 PM Dear Is Mise, I thought you were Irish. If you're not, I'm sure that deep down you still.....
» 17/06/2017 11:24:42 AM Here is a link that's worth a read on the Liberties - Dublin. The history is fascinating. .....
» 17/06/2017 11:13:12 AM Dear Paul, So true. People can surprise - definitely. All one needs is to be receptive. .....
» 16/06/2017 11:00:59 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Although I did not own a horse we lived near a Riding School and the ow.....
» 16/06/2017 8:29:34 PM cont'd ... Dear SteeleRedux, Here are two more links as promised: http://www.abc.net.au.....
» 16/06/2017 8:20:21 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the interview. What an experience this young Norwegian ar.....
» 16/06/2017 6:23:26 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the link. I loved the storytelling of the young busker. I.....
» 15/06/2017 11:14:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The following link explains some of the problems we are facing in t.....
» 15/06/2017 7:38:20 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Did you know that the term testicle derives from the Latin word &qu.....
» 15/06/2017 5:30:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Who knows who Bolt's attackers were. We may learn in due course (o.....
» 15/06/2017 11:39:41 AM Dear Paul, Now that you mentioned it - the bloke does look like Prince Harry. Does that m.....
» 15/06/2017 10:46:19 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You're right. I am being obstinate and believing what I read. I sho.....
» 15/06/2017 10:37:26 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for your advice concerning leoj. I've been through it all before when .....
» 15/06/2017 10:21:15 AM leoj, You left out in your accusation the fact that I quite clearly stated that being ass.....
» 14/06/2017 8:23:31 PM Dear Is Mise, It's not violence when it's in self-defence, it's intelligence......
» 14/06/2017 8:17:11 PM Dear mhaze, David E. Springer, an American lawyer once stated: "At all times, vigil.....
» 14/06/2017 8:04:48 PM Dear Is Mise, You hate to advocate guns or violence to anyone, but they've worked for you.....
» 14/06/2017 7:55:04 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I was going to reply to you in greater detail but I've decided not.....
» 14/06/2017 7:26:38 PM leoj, Could you please show me how exactly I've done what you claim? Otherwise its simpl.....
» 14/06/2017 7:01:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, This is not a competition, or at least it shouldn't be. Violence is.....
» 14/06/2017 2:16:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The following link may be of interest: http://aic.gov.au/publicati.....
» 14/06/2017 2:07:22 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I gave you the following link ages ago - you know full well what so.....
» 14/06/2017 11:27:44 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Professor George Williams, Dean of Law at the University of New Sou.....
» 14/06/2017 10:50:00 AM Dear ttbn, There is plenty of information on the web. All you have to do is Google it. P.....
» 13/06/2017 7:02:09 PM Dear mhaze, Thank You for reminding us of this historical event. What a day that was for.....
» 13/06/2017 2:28:51 PM Dear ttbn, I stand by my posting record. The art of reasoned, intelligent argument is a.....
» 13/06/2017 2:20:54 PM David Penberthy writing for the Advertiser has an excellent article on what happened to Bo.....
» 13/06/2017 1:23:24 PM Dear ttbn, I was brought up to be a solver not a pointer. As my father believed - it's ea.....
» 13/06/2017 1:19:58 PM Dear ttbn, So now - "that's life?" And, whatever one "side" says aga.....
» 13/06/2017 12:10:41 PM Dear ttbn, You can make all the justifications that you want. The fact remains that there.....
» 13/06/2017 11:59:00 AM Some people complain because that's all that they're capable of doing......
» 13/06/2017 10:40:07 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), No. not doog - you! Doog simply expressed an opinion. It did not .....
» 13/06/2017 10:18:55 AM Dear Bazz, I watched Q&A last night and listened very closely to all the comments. What i.....
» 13/06/2017 10:05:16 AM Dear doog, I get the feeling that some people on this forum feel the need to complain. Th.....
» 13/06/2017 9:59:29 AM Dear ttbn, And do tell us - who on this forum take part in name calling and abuse if opin.....
» 12/06/2017 7:29:45 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo. The years for the figure of 168,200 should read - .....
» 12/06/2017 7:26:21 PM Dear ttbn, Where did you get your figures from? Could you give us a link? I've found a .....
» 12/06/2017 6:18:23 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I do not care to continue this discussion with you. Have a nice evening. .....
» 12/06/2017 6:09:13 PM Dear ttbn, You asked me to point out to you any extreme comments on this discussion. I've.....
» 12/06/2017 12:06:03 PM Dear phanto, Here is the telephone number of the Attorney General's Department in Canberr.....
» 12/06/2017 11:41:17 AM Dr Finkel's report proposes a clean energy target to drive investment and lower emissions......
» 12/06/2017 11:15:54 AM Dear ttbn, The "extreme left" on OLO? What about the "extreme right?".....
» 12/06/2017 11:01:55 AM Dear Phanto, Same sex couples cannot have a marriage that is legal in this country. They .....
» 11/06/2017 11:22:55 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), My husband understands the fact that I am very tactile, especially .....
» 11/06/2017 8:21:44 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Well now you've done it. You've gone and melted my heart. I want .....
» 11/06/2017 8:13:23 PM Dear ttbn, Thank You for your kind words. I guess we all have links whose sources either.....
» 11/06/2017 4:19:34 PM leoj, As Joe would insist - evidence please. Where is your evidence for such claims. Wh.....
» 11/06/2017 4:17:00 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You have some interesting views. I personally wanted my marriage to be leg.....
» 11/06/2017 2:59:32 PM leoj, http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=3320.....
» 11/06/2017 2:54:59 PM Joe (Loudmouth), You said - "pot, kettle?" That's the skunk calling the rose s.....
» 11/06/2017 2:06:17 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Same-sex couples (also most people who want to get married) want to have th.....
» 11/06/2017 1:55:22 PM Joe (Loudmouth), Right. Message received! So much for research, learning, and integrity......
» 11/06/2017 1:43:35 PM ooops - again, my apologies for the typo. Here's the link once more: http://newmatilda.co.....
» 11/06/2017 1:39:01 PM Joe (Loudmouth), I don't think that anyone on this forum advocates violence no matter who.....
» 11/06/2017 1:07:54 PM Joe (Loudmouth), Talking about research, learning and integrity... A person has to do th.....
» 11/06/2017 12:49:40 PM Dear ttbn, The point that I was trying to make was that there are violent people on both .....
» 10/06/2017 11:44:46 PM Dear Yuyutsu, It is the federal law. The Marriage Act amended in 2004 by John Howard cle.....
» 10/06/2017 11:11:54 PM Dear Bazz, Of course I understand your concerns. I think we all do......
» 10/06/2017 11:09:04 PM leoj, Kindly show me where exactly did I call Mr Bolt a racist or smear him?.....
» 10/06/2017 11:03:02 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The right to marry is the one significant difference between the legal trea.....
» 10/06/2017 8:57:32 PM Joe (Loudmouth), What a disappointment you turned out to be......
» 10/06/2017 8:52:57 PM Joe (Loudmouth), What a really charming man you're turning out to be. Do try to avoid fla.....
» 10/06/2017 8:04:51 PM Phanto, When did same-sex marriage become legal in Australia? Have I missed it?.....
» 10/06/2017 8:01:00 PM Joe (Loudmouth), If you Google "A brief history of far right violence in Australia,&.....
» 10/06/2017 7:10:43 PM phanto, They don't have the legal right to marry like the rest of us. Except in - England.....
» 10/06/2017 7:04:56 PM Dear ttbn, We should all be concerned about violence no matter who it comes from. And it .....
» 10/06/2017 3:33:48 PM phanto, One of the prerequisites for Democracy is a tolerance of dissenting opinions. Tha.....
» 10/06/2017 2:34:15 PM Big Nana, The truth is that the legalisation of gay marriage will lead to the legalisatio.....
» 10/06/2017 11:20:10 AM Dear Paul, There's not much more to say. We know that few records of stolen children wer.....
» 9/06/2017 11:36:34 PM Joe (Loudmouth), On 26 May 1997 the landmark "Bringing Them Home" Report was ta.....
» 9/06/2017 6:44:28 PM Joe (Loudmouth), I've been described as a lot of things - but "stupid" has not .....
» 9/06/2017 11:33:19 AM Joe (Loudmouth), We've covered all of this in past discussions giving you names, links an.....
» 8/06/2017 7:00:56 PM Joe (Loudmouth), Yes indeed - the self-appointed opponents of bigotry can be as ugly as t.....
» 8/06/2017 6:49:35 PM Joe (Loudmouth), I thought that this information would be of interest to you from someone.....
» 8/06/2017 6:16:15 PM cont'd ... Dear Bazz, It seems that in Melbourne we are having a spate of violent attack.....
» 8/06/2017 6:09:52 PM Dear Bazz, I did not say that you generalised. My post was addressed to Shadow Minister. .....
» 8/06/2017 4:32:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Here in Melbourne we've had demonstrators who started out peacefull.....
» 8/06/2017 3:40:09 PM Dear Joe, The following link may be of interest to you: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-.....
» 8/06/2017 3:27:07 PM Dear Bazz, Gosh, I hope it doesn't come to people having to use bodyguards like they do o.....
» 8/06/2017 3:22:45 PM Dear Bazz, I'm not really taking sides as you put it. At least not intentionally. Its jus.....
» 8/06/2017 3:17:06 PM Dear Bazz and Banjo, Thanks for all the info. Yes there are different worlds to the ones.....
» 8/06/2017 12:15:08 PM cont'd ... The Islamic Council is only inviting negative reactions from the Australian ma.....
» 8/06/2017 12:11:04 PM Why can't they have so called "safe places" within their own Community Halls or .....
» 8/06/2017 12:01:55 PM Dear Bazz, You might also be interested in the two links I have cited to Banjo about the .....
» 8/06/2017 11:54:44 AM Dear Banjo, The Institute of Family Studies has publications that may be of interest cove.....
» 8/06/2017 11:42:43 AM Being assaulted for your opinion is wrong whether you're John Howard (shoe throwing incide.....
» 7/06/2017 8:09:25 PM Dear Banjo, Here is a link that is worth a read: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/nation.....
» 7/06/2017 7:18:57 PM leoj, You seem to have not read the devastating link I posted on Aboriginal sexual abuse .....
» 7/06/2017 11:24:08 AM Dear Banjo, Child sexual abuse already exists in Australia. The Royal Commission into ch.....
» 6/06/2017 10:27:22 AM Dear Bazz, Thanks for taking a look. It's all above my head. But I am convinced that we.....
» 5/06/2017 7:32:15 PM cont'd ... The following link may be of interest: http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics.....
» 5/06/2017 7:14:01 PM Dear Joe, You know what. I'm too tired to argue with you. I'll leave it for now. Dear B.....
» 5/06/2017 10:28:27 AM Dear Bazz, Thanks for the information. As I stated earlier - I am not an expert on the s.....
» 4/06/2017 7:46:27 PM Dear Bazz, Well I'm back. Now to the topic of burning coal. We know that the more coal.....
» 4/06/2017 3:53:57 PM Dear Bazz, I'm about to go out so I can't respond fully to you at the moment. I shall res.....
» 4/06/2017 3:49:40 PM cont'd ... For those interested - there is an interesting article by Jeff McMullen that a.....
» 4/06/2017 3:29:07 PM Although the 1967 referendum is considered one of the most "successful" amendmen.....
» 4/06/2017 3:01:16 PM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minister, George Bernard Shaw and Yassmin certainly did make nons.....
» 4/06/2017 2:02:26 PM Dear Bazz, China has achieved that honour recently. I was speaking about the US historic.....
» 4/06/2017 1:45:53 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Would I support the right of a white supremacist to speak? As Sena.....
» 4/06/2017 12:26:46 PM The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and other major American newspapers tell us tha.....
» 3/06/2017 7:39:20 PM You can't talk about a single Muslim identity. Islam embraces a huge range of nationalitie.....
» 3/06/2017 6:33:44 PM Dear Cossomby, Thank You so much for your posts and the information that you provide. Ple.....
» 3/06/2017 5:00:17 PM Dear Shadow Minister, No. That is not what I am arguing at all. What you are stating abou.....
» 3/06/2017 2:18:47 PM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minister, As for George Bernard Shaw opinions? Yes of course he .....
» 3/06/2017 1:33:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I was hoping to leave this discussion but because you've again addr.....
» 3/06/2017 11:24:00 AM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minister, http://www.rbth.com/arts/literature/2016/07/26/bernard-.....
» 3/06/2017 11:11:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The question is did she intentionally lie - or did she just say wha.....
» 3/06/2017 10:53:19 AM leoj, The rolled r comes up in so many languages. You can hear it in various forms in Cze.....
» 2/06/2017 8:23:18 PM leoj, In any particular language? I speak several of them......
» 2/06/2017 7:24:48 PM EJ, A lie is a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional unt.....
» 2/06/2017 2:11:33 PM contd ... My apologies for the typo. the character Wicka Dawson should be - Wacka Dawson......
» 2/06/2017 2:07:02 PM Dear EJ, I believe that she was explaining Islam according to her own religious beliefs......
» 1/06/2017 7:36:28 PM Joe (Loudmouth), I don't believe that it is "identity politics" with Yassmin Ab.....
» 1/06/2017 5:01:01 PM Joe, You asked me in this discussion - "which end does one suck at again?" An.....
» 1/06/2017 1:55:40 PM Dear phanto, She's young and needs guidance in many areas. As she learned from her insens.....
» 1/06/2017 1:49:15 PM Dear ttbn, The following link is worth a read: http://www.creativespirits.info/aborigina.....
» 1/06/2017 1:39:03 PM Dear phanto, Of course the business company is probably doing what's "good for thei.....
» 1/06/2017 1:29:44 PM leoj, No. Julie Bishop did more then just "shrug" as you put it: http://www.sb.....
» 1/06/2017 1:19:49 PM leoj, What lapses? I had read about what the student newspaper had done in wikipedia's a.....
» 1/06/2017 11:48:08 AM cont'd ... "Treaties are accepted around the world as the means of reaching settleme.....
» 1/06/2017 11:42:06 AM Professor George Williams, Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales wr.....
» 1/06/2017 10:22:27 AM That is an unusual stand for a business company to take. Good for them. I'm not sure how e.....
» 1/06/2017 10:05:53 AM leoj, Well you're smarter than I thought you were. I've got to hand it to you. Well done.....
» 31/05/2017 8:07:42 PM Dear Joe, For your own mental well being don't get hysterical. This is only a discussion .....
» 31/05/2017 8:01:35 PM Dear Joe, I have expressed my views very strongly about Ms Magied on another discussion q.....
» 31/05/2017 7:47:54 PM Dear Big Nana, The following link may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/con.....
» 31/05/2017 7:41:03 PM cont'd ... That information was current at that time. Now back to the topic of the outra.....
» 31/05/2017 7:07:35 PM Bollocks for some. Truth for others. Here we go: http://medium.com/@OnDitMagazine/former.....
» 31/05/2017 5:20:34 PM My third attempt in correcting my typos: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australia-needs-a-.....
» 31/05/2017 5:09:20 PM cont'd ... Here is the other one: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australia-needs-a-treaty.....
» 31/05/2017 5:05:10 PM Please accept my apologies I'm having a problem with the cited links. I shall try again: .....
» 31/05/2017 4:46:33 PM Dear Joe, Australia is the only Commonwealth country that does not have a treaty with its.....
» 31/05/2017 12:00:44 PM leoj, Actually it was you who introduced the topic of both Prof. Triggs and our former PM.....
» 31/05/2017 11:55:53 AM Dear Joe, As always, your advice is appreciated. I enjoy doing research. It's an occupat.....
» 31/05/2017 11:29:29 AM Dear Big Nana, I'm not claiming to be any sort of an expert. What I am trying to do is -.....
» 31/05/2017 11:10:19 AM Dear Joe, Thank You for that information. It casts a totally different light to the one t.....
» 31/05/2017 12:05:36 AM Talking about - Life's little coincidences ... http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/po.....
» 30/05/2017 11:54:41 PM For those who don't know who Michael Smith is here are a few links to let you know the typ.....
» 30/05/2017 7:48:19 PM Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor at the .....
» 30/05/2017 6:45:33 PM Dear Joe and Big Nana, The following link explains what I meant to say but perhaps did no.....
» 30/05/2017 1:49:27 PM Dear ttbn, Inevitably everyone will be guilty of some measure of bias - the tendency, oft.....
» 30/05/2017 11:43:56 AM Dear Joe, Absolutely brilliant!.....
» 30/05/2017 11:31:28 AM Dear Joe, I fully agree with what you've stated in your last post. I brought up the topic.....
» 30/05/2017 11:21:46 AM cont'd ... Do some people have personality patterns that make them more prone to prejudic.....
» 30/05/2017 11:08:10 AM leoj, If you're interested in the correlation of intelligence and people's behaviour ther.....
» 29/05/2017 11:21:27 PM leoj, Amongst your vast list of synonyms you listed - "stupid." Which reminds .....
» 29/05/2017 11:16:04 PM Joe, Did you see Q&A tonight? If not I shall happily post a transcript for you when it b.....
» 29/05/2017 11:13:45 PM Joe, Go back and re-read what I wrote. Perhaps the message may get through to you - even.....
» 29/05/2017 11:10:36 PM Dear Hassie, My information is obtained not only from the Washington Post but from a vari.....
» 29/05/2017 7:12:35 PM Joe, No one is saying that Indigenous achievement at university is a bad thing. No one. .....
» 29/05/2017 7:06:14 PM Dear Joe, We've covered this ground before. The subject of the "Stolen Generations&.....
» 29/05/2017 6:47:05 PM No. What is unfortunate is Trump's selling arms to the Saudis......
» 29/05/2017 6:42:25 PM cont'd ... Change doesn't come from people being comfortable and complacent. It is not en.....
» 29/05/2017 6:18:57 PM Dear ttbn, No. You are not right. You have not cited all the facts as AJ pointed out to y.....
» 29/05/2017 6:13:47 PM Dear Joe, I don't view the data given in my earlier link the same way that you do. The fa.....
» 29/05/2017 5:09:14 PM Dear ttbn, The problem is in your own mind. AJ replies to you citing links and facts. Y.....
» 29/05/2017 4:33:13 PM The Washington post has given us a Harvard study which gives the following media coverage .....
» 29/05/2017 1:58:32 PM Dear Paul, The following statistics given in this link speak for themselves: http://www......
» 29/05/2017 1:37:14 PM The following link may be of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism.....
» 28/05/2017 9:04:53 AM Dear Steele, I certainly hope that Trump won't last his full term. As do my American frie.....
» 27/05/2017 6:58:49 PM Dear Hassie, Trump may win the next election unless of course unless he's impeached first.....
» 26/05/2017 5:18:00 PM Dear ttbn, Not everybody has the imagination or the soul to: "...see the world in a.....
» 26/05/2017 5:03:09 PM Coming from our resident poster with no ax to grind - (cough) we'll take that as a comment.....
» 26/05/2017 5:00:56 PM The ABC's Managing Editor Michelle Guthrie has written a letter of complaint to Quadrant d.....
» 26/05/2017 4:34:10 PM Dear Joe, I have no wish to argue on this issue with you. I've tried that in the past. Re.....
» 26/05/2017 2:28:25 PM leoj, The site explains a great deal including the importance of self-determination and w.....
» 26/05/2017 12:10:32 PM Dear Paul, There is certainly still much to be done as far as our First People are concer.....
» 25/05/2017 11:37:07 PM Dear Paul, Here's a link from the 7.30 Report that may be of interest: http://www.abc.ne.....
» 25/05/2017 11:10:54 PM Dear Steele, Thank You. I used a very similar argument along your lines with my husband......
» 25/05/2017 6:45:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I thought that under the new scheme the money would go directly to .....
» 25/05/2017 6:40:17 PM leoj, Yes there does need to be a balance. When you're able to provide us with one in yo.....
» 25/05/2017 5:40:17 PM leoj, You just can't help yourself can you? I could say that "a good discussion is .....
» 25/05/2017 5:31:37 PM Dear Joe, No. I'm not back. I merely acted on the advice of my doctor. He told me to res.....
» 25/05/2017 5:26:37 PM Dear Chris, Thank you so much. I'll pass it onto my husband. It was his idea and he'll be.....
» 25/05/2017 5:22:07 PM My apologies for the typo. Here's the link again: http://www.crikey.com.au/2017/05/24/qu.....
» 25/05/2017 5:15:32 PM http://www.crikey.com.au/2017/05/24/quadrant-is-a-halway-house-for-the-politically-derange.....
» 25/05/2017 11:46:00 AM Dear Shadow Minister, But think of the genuine people in need of help who will be helped .....
» 25/05/2017 11:41:02 AM leoj, Most of us are well and truly "over it". You should take your own advice.....
» 25/05/2017 11:30:02 AM leoj, What was dreadfully one-sided? If you mean me and this discussion - how so? All s.....
» 25/05/2017 11:26:18 AM Dear Joe, Feel free to continue commenting of this issue. I however don't want to commen.....
» 25/05/2017 10:54:18 AM leoj, Why are you so anti the ABC, its journalists, panelists, and staff in general? You .....
» 25/05/2017 10:43:13 AM Thanks to everyone who contributed to this discussion. I don't think that I have anything .....
» 25/05/2017 10:40:50 AM I'd like to Thank everyone who contributed to this discussion. For me at least it's now ru.....
» 25/05/2017 10:38:09 AM I'm totally confused about the registration cards. My husband thinks I'm an idiot for not .....
» 25/05/2017 10:30:25 AM Dear Is Mise, Don't you believe in re-incarnation?.....
» 24/05/2017 3:28:09 PM whoops, my above post was meant for Is Mise......
» 24/05/2017 3:26:34 PM cont'd ... And Father Timothy Kennedy was our parish priest and a very dear family friend.....
» 24/05/2017 3:22:52 PM Dear Is Mise, That explains a great deal. I was born and raised in NSW......
» 24/05/2017 2:10:27 PM More on Trump news on the web: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-retain.....
» 24/05/2017 2:07:28 PM Dear O Sung Wu, The media has a lot to answer for. Their focus seems to be more on what's.....
» 24/05/2017 2:00:29 PM Dear Steele, Thank you for such a well reasoned response and for understanding the points.....
» 24/05/2017 1:07:51 PM leoj, Ducking and weaving yet again. You accuse others of falsehoods, yet you can't man .....
» 24/05/2017 1:04:50 PM leoj, Not at all. Just trying to figure out your consistent attacks on the Greens, ".....
» 24/05/2017 12:59:12 PM cont'd ... leoj, Why are you not making any comment on Banjo's suggestions about totally.....
» 24/05/2017 12:54:10 PM leoj, I told my husband the same thing. However, he got very upset about it. Hence to p.....
» 24/05/2017 12:49:01 PM Dear Paul, I'm curious. I know that you're a Greens supporter. Can you tell us what attra.....
» 24/05/2017 12:42:38 PM leoj, I'm not surprised that you did not understand the point that I was trying to make i.....
» 24/05/2017 11:29:23 AM The following link shows things from another perspective that may be of interest: http://.....
» 24/05/2017 11:22:34 AM Dear AJ., Republican nominee for the 2008 US Presidential election John McCain did speak .....
» 24/05/2017 10:50:01 AM Dear runner, We do have laws in this country that we are all expected to abide by. No exc.....
» 24/05/2017 10:36:19 AM Some interesting developments in the USA: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/23/politics/john.....
» 24/05/2017 10:32:39 AM leoj, I'm not sure about your statement regarding "speculative gossip" and Mr T.....
» 24/05/2017 10:21:10 AM People do get very emotional about certain issues. Especially issues whose subject matter.....
» 23/05/2017 11:11:48 PM Dear Is Mise, What? And no St. Patrick's Day? No Irish jokes?.....
» 23/05/2017 6:36:54 PM cont'd ... I agree with Jeff Kennett's earlier summation that "Australia needs a pe.....
» 23/05/2017 6:25:21 PM Just for interest's sake here is the 2016 election results - a historical comparison: htt.....
» 23/05/2017 6:21:24 PM Back to the topic: Here is an interesting article on what it would take to impeach Trump:.....
» 23/05/2017 10:58:58 AM cont'd ... Again I made a typo - my apologies I'll try again. http://www.heraldsun.com.a.....
» 23/05/2017 10:53:00 AM I've just come across an interesting article in the Herald Sun written by the former Premi.....
» 22/05/2017 11:07:18 PM leoj, I agree with you about Shorten. However, I really can't see Labor electing another .....
» 22/05/2017 6:32:00 PM The following link may be of interest: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/who-will-win-gen.....
» 22/05/2017 6:27:39 PM Dear EJ, There would I imagine quite a few posters on this forum that would bitterly disa.....
» 22/05/2017 6:24:00 PM The following link may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-17/marriage-in-.....
» 22/05/2017 5:42:25 PM There's a very interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Andrew P. Street on why.....
» 22/05/2017 5:28:53 PM Dear Hassie, The previous FBI Director James Comey found that Hillary Clinton had done no.....
» 22/05/2017 4:03:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I was going to respond to you in further detail however I have deci.....
» 22/05/2017 3:58:44 PM Dear Shadow Minister, As cited many times in the past - " The Kadima vision is of a.....
» 22/05/2017 3:46:38 PM Dear EJ, Ah, but if it were not for Britain where would Australia be today? Interesting .....
» 22/05/2017 3:41:16 PM Actually, in the US concerned people are merely examining the options. Nobody wants to set.....
» 22/05/2017 3:14:30 PM Dear Hassie, I somehow doubt whether the minor parties will be able to hold power in thei.....
» 22/05/2017 3:08:42 PM Dear Hassie, I read a wide variety of sources. Especially American ones on this issue. T.....
» 22/05/2017 3:00:54 PM leoj, Why would you interpret my invitation to you to have an exchange of opinions on the.....
» 22/05/2017 2:04:07 PM Dear Aidan, Doog, and AJ., What will be interesting is whether the investigations current.....
» 22/05/2017 1:56:32 PM Back to topic. We're told that: "Between them the Coalition parties won just over 4.....
» 22/05/2017 1:48:37 PM leoj, Not everyone is attuned to your political obsessions. Try to stick to the topic of .....
» 22/05/2017 1:29:50 PM leoj, Whatever is eating you must be suffering terribly......
» 22/05/2017 1:17:12 PM Dear ttbn, People from many sides of politics are beginning to question the actions of Pr.....
» 22/05/2017 1:12:42 PM leoj, I did admire Hilary Clinton once. However, you should also remember that I was not.....
» 22/05/2017 12:50:21 PM Thanks for all of your comments thus far. What I am seeing is that politics in Australia i.....
» 22/05/2017 11:40:56 AM Dear Joe, I am glad to hear that you also want to see justice done for both the Palestini.....
» 22/05/2017 9:12:29 AM Dear Paul, Who knows what the future will bring as minor parties and independents are beg.....
» 22/05/2017 9:05:17 AM Dear Alan, My response was to Joe's post and the way he brushed aside the Israeli-Palesti.....
» 22/05/2017 8:55:12 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Every time you post you apply different sets of standards to differ.....
» 21/05/2017 7:23:17 PM Dear Steele, Tim Wilson during his years as policy director of the Institute of Public Af.....
» 21/05/2017 6:49:48 PM leoj, I don't know what you're ranting on about. I was merely responding to Josephus and.....
» 21/05/2017 6:34:48 PM Dear Joe, So what you're saying by your litany of listed abuses around the world - that i.....
» 21/05/2017 5:02:14 PM The following link tells us that it is: http://fortune.com/2017/05/19/donald-trump-impeac.....
» 21/05/2017 4:16:07 PM the following link explains why is Australian foreign aid so important: http://theconvers.....
» 21/05/2017 4:03:14 PM Dear Josephus, Technological has changed. Same sex couples are now able to have offspring.....
» 21/05/2017 4:00:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You're not aware of the "bleeding obvious," because you h.....
» 21/05/2017 3:56:09 PM cont'd ... Ben Eltham argues that: "Minority parties and independents have the abil.....
» 21/05/2017 3:22:51 PM Dear Bazz, Preferential voting is more complicated to administer and count. It can produc.....
» 21/05/2017 2:23:11 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Try from page 6 onwards......
» 21/05/2017 2:13:49 PM It is ironic that Western governments and the vast majority of the Western media elite sol.....
» 21/05/2017 10:25:11 AM Dear AJ, Well put. Peter Costello once stated that: "What the Liberal Party shoul.....
» 20/05/2017 11:11:41 PM Dear Joe, You really do need to read Loewenstein's book to get the full picture......
» 20/05/2017 11:05:39 PM cont'd ... Here's another link (a bit dated but still rleevant) on how Australia's politi.....
» 20/05/2017 10:52:47 PM Dear Bazz, Again, well said!.....
» 20/05/2017 10:51:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, No. Applying different sets of standards to different people base.....
» 20/05/2017 7:00:26 PM leoj, I have introduced many links in this discussion. Including ones of the Liberal Part.....
» 20/05/2017 6:50:15 PM Dear Joe, The major political parties in Israel have essentially supported the massive ex.....
» 20/05/2017 5:23:16 PM Here is another link that may be of interest: http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-disadvanta.....
» 20/05/2017 4:54:48 PM Dear Shadow Minister, So glad that you agree!.....
» 20/05/2017 4:52:43 PM Hello rollyC., Antony Loewenstein in his book, "My Israel Question" sums things.....
» 20/05/2017 10:22:38 AM Dear Bazz, I guess I do what I'm comfortable with. Thanks for your suggestion. Now back.....
» 20/05/2017 10:05:58 AM leoj, I'm responsible for what I say, not for how you interpret it. This discussion is n.....
» 19/05/2017 8:04:00 PM That there can be change, and that there are positive alternatives is evident; all we need.....
» 19/05/2017 7:48:18 PM cont'd ... Sorry for the typo. Here is the link again: http://theconversation.com/the-b.....
» 19/05/2017 7:35:26 PM Well I think I've covered the major parties. Now back to the government and its budget. Mi.....
» 19/05/2017 6:51:43 PM Here is a link from the Greens on the issue of the two party system that is also worth a r.....
» 19/05/2017 2:19:49 PM Here is a link on the Labor Party that's also worth a read: http://theconversation.com/th.....
» 19/05/2017 2:08:08 PM There's a very interesting article written by Peter van Onselen on the Liberal Party that'.....
» 19/05/2017 10:30:05 AM There's quite a few people that we don't need to mention. People who have disgraced themse.....
» 18/05/2017 11:14:34 PM Dear Hassie, The Australian newspaper reminds us that Malcolm Turnbull won the partyroom .....
» 18/05/2017 3:58:47 PM Dear Hassie, I don't know what to make of Malcolm Turnbull. I had such high hopes for him.....
» 18/05/2017 3:05:46 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your concern. I'm coming along fine thanks to the new medic.....
» 18/05/2017 2:58:28 PM Dear Shadow Minster, My ad hominem? My hypocrisy? And this coming from one of the most .....
» 18/05/2017 2:39:25 PM Peter Costello wrote in his Memoirs: "My eighteen years in Parliament - in Oppositio.....
» 18/05/2017 1:20:18 PM Dear Joe, If you don't like my opinion of Shadow Minister, he can always improve. As far.....
» 18/05/2017 11:18:40 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Predicting the future in politics is a risky business at the best o.....
» 18/05/2017 10:48:50 AM You need to have a licence to drive a car. You need to have a licence to practice medicin.....
» 18/05/2017 10:40:45 AM I've grown up with a two party system in a Liberal voting family. My parents looked at the.....
» 18/05/2017 10:18:30 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You, as far as I am concerned have no credibility whatsoever......
» 17/05/2017 11:12:36 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for your summations. I agree with most of what you've stated. What c.....
» 17/05/2017 8:52:16 PM Dear rehctub, doog, runner, Bazz, Thank You for all your comments. They've all helped. I.....
» 17/05/2017 6:33:46 PM I've come across an interesting link that's worth looking at. It's a few years old but is .....
» 17/05/2017 6:20:41 PM Dear rehctub, Most people are doing and copping as best as they can. However, when life t.....
» 17/05/2017 1:47:29 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You so much for your well reasoned response. That is exactly the type o.....
» 17/05/2017 11:22:31 AM The Business Insider has an interesting article on the problem with Australia's two party .....
» 17/05/2017 10:58:53 AM Dear rehctub, Not everybody can afford the insurance you're mentioning. And what a fair d.....
» 17/05/2017 10:54:35 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I have quoted from The Economist, The Australian, The Herald Sun, a.....
» 17/05/2017 10:48:11 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If using words like: despicable old tart who couldn't give a crap......
» 16/05/2017 9:13:21 PM Dear Jayb., Thanks for the names. I've added them to my list. Here's a couple more: Im.....
» 16/05/2017 8:51:06 PM cont'd ... BTW: I do not condemn all the MSM. As my posting record shows. I quote from a .....
» 16/05/2017 8:47:33 PM Dear Shadow Minster, The day that you vary your opinions and sources will be the day that.....
» 16/05/2017 8:36:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There's quite a few English websites that one can access to get a b.....
» 16/05/2017 7:46:47 PM Dear Hassie, Talking about "funny names?" It reminds me of the time I waited t.....
» 16/05/2017 4:52:27 PM What from reading newspapers, watching TV programs, taking part in social media, it appear.....
» 16/05/2017 3:34:21 PM Dear Philip, There is much here that I find puzzling. It seems that - 4,389 visa decisio.....
» 16/05/2017 3:19:35 PM Dear Joe, I realise what this topic is about and as even you concede we have to make sure.....
» 16/05/2017 1:57:50 PM Dear Joe, It's not worth the argument......
» 16/05/2017 1:33:07 PM Dear Joe, As I stated earlier, people who break our laws should be punished. They should .....
» 16/05/2017 11:07:16 AM Dear Joe, Actually as a librarian it's an occupational habit to research many sources. I'.....
» 16/05/2017 11:00:23 AM Dear Joe, We've covered this issue so many times on this forum. Yet you persist in throwi.....
» 16/05/2017 10:49:07 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You had mentioned "16th Century puritan interpretations and va.....
» 16/05/2017 10:33:36 AM Dear Rehctub, I feel so sorry for people like Hassie's son, and others who don't receive .....
» 16/05/2017 10:17:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I did not realise that The Guardian newspaper was a left-wing sourc.....
» 15/05/2017 5:38:18 PM Dear Yuyutsu, It seems that I misunderstood you. My apologies. And Thank You for settin.....
» 15/05/2017 5:35:56 PM Dear Joe, After you......
» 15/05/2017 5:34:02 PM Dear Joe, I do not support any form of violence or any criminals as you well know from my.....
» 15/05/2017 4:33:55 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I firmly believe in helping those that are the most vulnerable in our soci.....
» 15/05/2017 4:20:54 PM It appears that Jeremy Corbyn's credentials as a leader rather than the party's policy pla.....
» 15/05/2017 4:13:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thanks for sharing and bringing a chuckle (or two) into our lives......
» 15/05/2017 3:44:40 PM Dear Paul, Hassie would know all about - the older he gets the more dangerous it is to s.....
» 15/05/2017 2:07:49 PM Dear CHERFUL, Thank You for your kind heart. I always enjoy reading your posts......
» 15/05/2017 2:05:28 PM Dear Paul, Isn't this fun? Trying to argue intelligently with some people. Worst 5 minu.....
» 15/05/2017 1:55:20 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Go back and read your posts regarding Prof. Triggs. And the languag.....
» 15/05/2017 11:12:18 AM Dear Shadow Minister, No. Not your opinion. Just your malice......
» 14/05/2017 5:48:52 PM Dear Shadow Minister, If you have an opinion about Prof. Triggs raise your hand. Now put.....
» 14/05/2017 3:33:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It's not my analysis. And you can do whatever you like......
» 14/05/2017 10:22:01 AM Dear ttbn, Thanks for sharing and bringing a chuckle or two into my life. Continue to be .....
» 13/05/2017 11:04:41 PM Dear Paul, I fully agree with you. I love OLO, challenging as it is at times. I'm still.....
» 13/05/2017 11:01:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, This discussion - has been quite a revelation. I'm glad that you ag.....
» 13/05/2017 10:54:29 PM Dear Is Mise, In international terms, the US is an extremely violent society, with a homi.....
» 13/05/2017 7:20:21 PM Dear CHERFUL, I've known two families that had children who needed round the clock care t.....
» 13/05/2017 7:08:14 PM Dear AJ, I've come across an interesting article on why right wing politics is fracturing.....
» 13/05/2017 4:54:32 PM Dear ttbn, Labels belong on clothes not people. And I wasn't the one labelling the politi.....
» 13/05/2017 4:44:04 PM Dear AJ, I learned recently that we shall be spending approx. $100 million on an ANZAC Me.....
» 13/05/2017 4:33:03 PM Dear AJ, What effect (if any) do you think Cory Bernardi's leaving the fold will have on .....
» 13/05/2017 3:20:49 PM Dear rehctub, I will happily pay the amount that's required towards NDIS - and I'm not ri.....
» 13/05/2017 2:57:52 PM Dear ttbn, The following link explains why Tony Abbott lost his leadership: http://www.b.....
» 13/05/2017 11:12:56 AM Dear Is Mise, America does have a serious problem with guns. As I stated earlier - menta.....
» 13/05/2017 11:03:06 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for confirming what I posted in my earlier post regarding.....
» 12/05/2017 6:57:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Your information is not quite accurate. Bill Leak's lawyers did co.....
» 12/05/2017 6:37:44 PM Dear Is Mise, And how did John Howard do that? I thought it was the American mental midg.....
» 12/05/2017 11:37:42 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Just because you don't accept the explanations being given does not.....
» 11/05/2017 3:51:41 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Not true. All of the issues have already been addressed in links gi.....
» 11/05/2017 1:20:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You stated, "It's hard to defend the indefensible." No. .....
» 11/05/2017 12:05:17 PM Dear Shadow Minister, As I pointed out earlier, the major stumbling block to disarmament .....
» 11/05/2017 10:46:08 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I've had my say in this discussion. I have nothing further to add......
» 10/05/2017 11:19:56 PM Dear ttbn, You do need to provide evidence when making claims. Opinions are not enough on.....
» 10/05/2017 11:13:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I certainly trust that the next AHRC will certainly not do the exac.....
» 10/05/2017 6:44:09 PM This may be of interest: http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/muslim-printing-gutenberg.....
» 9/05/2017 7:24:28 PM I'm not an expert on religion and I can see that the author is very emotional about this i.....
» 9/05/2017 6:49:37 PM Dear Joe, I'll try to do the same. I've just had things put into perspective for me. We.....
» 9/05/2017 6:12:18 PM Dear Joe, Don't be disheartened or jealous of Steele's mind. As C.S. Lewis argued, ".....
» 9/05/2017 10:51:41 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course putting the arms race into reverse would most certainly b.....
» 9/05/2017 10:34:50 AM Dear Joe, The following two links may be of interest: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-poli.....
» 8/05/2017 3:22:09 PM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minister, If the Liberals are capable of appointing people outsid.....
» 8/05/2017 3:18:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not sure that I would agree with your choice of Tim Wilson as t.....
» 8/05/2017 3:03:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Over the centuries, the number of people involved in, and killed by.....
» 8/05/2017 11:58:59 AM Dear Shadow Minister, And where will Mr Turnbull find such a person among his colleagues?.....
» 8/05/2017 11:00:16 AM leoj, You have consistently ignored the links and explanations given on this discussion. .....
» 8/05/2017 10:51:47 AM Dear Steele, I will let you know how things pan out regarding the dinner. I've got friend.....
» 8/05/2017 10:15:22 AM Trade, travel, and telecommunications have made the nations of the modern world more inter.....
» 7/05/2017 7:03:37 PM Dear Shadow Minister, History will be the judge. I wouldn't place my money on the outcom.....
» 7/05/2017 5:08:42 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Vladimir Putin has already won The Big Brother award. But if you'r.....
» 7/05/2017 11:07:55 AM leoj, You've got a very disturbing habit of labelling people whose opinions don't agree w.....
» 7/05/2017 10:37:20 AM I'm going to repeat what I've written in the past on this forum - A fundamental insight o.....
» 7/05/2017 9:21:49 AM Dear Steele, The following link explains why Prof. Gillian Triggs received the award: ht.....
» 6/05/2017 4:25:48 PM Dear Joe, You need to learn more about what the HRC can and can't do and what it's role i.....
» 6/05/2017 12:14:11 PM Dear Joe, I shall repeat what I cited earlier - Lets resort unfashionably to the facts a.....
» 6/05/2017 10:25:30 AM For millennia, people have hoped for peace in their time. Today, as usual, there is no sho.....
» 5/05/2017 11:02:31 PM Dear Joe, I'm not sure about Prof. Triggs attending every year but attending at least onc.....
» 5/05/2017 6:06:26 PM cont'd ... leoj, I forgot to add. We can argue this case for ages. It won't change a th.....
» 5/05/2017 5:56:25 PM leoj, This dispute was initially between Ms Prior and the university. It should have stay.....
» 5/05/2017 1:22:18 PM leoj, How about you read for yourself the links given, including this one: http://womens.....
» 5/05/2017 10:04:40 AM leoj, There certainly is a need for balance. I totally agree. That is why we need to reso.....
» 5/05/2017 12:38:15 AM leoj, You neglected to add that in an earlier post on page 2 of that particular discussio.....
» 4/05/2017 11:53:55 PM cont'd ... The following link is an excerpt from Prof. Gillian Triggs on the future of hu.....
» 4/05/2017 11:33:16 PM Hi Graham, Perhaps the following link may help clarify the Knights and Dames of the Order.....
» 4/05/2017 6:23:53 PM No. I think a knighthood may be in the works for one of our hopeful (hanging on for dear l.....
» 4/05/2017 6:02:40 PM Dear runner, Corruption exists in all sides of politics, in all sorts of businesses, orga.....
» 4/05/2017 5:07:56 PM Hi Graham, I suppose it depends on the way you look at things. Perhaps it was her determi.....
» 4/05/2017 4:32:13 PM Awards are given for a reason. We may not always understand them and of course they can ca.....
» 4/05/2017 2:01:29 PM Peter Costello did make a speech after the London Underground bombing of 2005 at the Sydne.....
» 4/05/2017 10:43:47 AM Dear Joe, Let me explain. My earlier post about Australian values was meant as a satire......
» 4/05/2017 10:19:52 AM Dear Joe, Where exactly am I stirring things up? If you are referring to my comment in r.....
» 4/05/2017 12:13:16 AM Dear Joe, You know everything. That points clearly to a political career......
» 3/05/2017 11:36:10 PM Dear Joe, I don't think that anyone here is suggesting that her comments were appropriate.....
» 3/05/2017 7:06:27 PM Dear ttbn, I don't like their chances at getting citizenship. If you're of bad character .....
» 3/05/2017 6:52:22 PM The following link explains why New Zealand is granting rivers and forests the same rights.....
» 3/05/2017 1:38:16 PM All over the world and especially in the less developed societies, the pressure of the hum.....
» 3/05/2017 12:50:54 PM Yes, we need to make it quite clear what religions to hate and what sexual behaviour to di.....
» 3/05/2017 12:04:01 PM Dear Joe, You know so little and you know it so fluently......
» 3/05/2017 11:55:30 AM My mum is in her nineties and she's hanging on to reach 100 so that she can get a letter f.....
» 3/05/2017 11:24:58 AM Latika Bourke has already won awards she does not need a clown nose. Although having a gre.....
» 3/05/2017 10:35:02 AM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Watch_(TV_program).....
» 3/05/2017 10:26:51 AM A few corrections regarding the earlier comments on the program - "Media Watch.".....
» 2/05/2017 6:53:42 PM Dear Steele, Thank You for the four corners link. Here is another on Syria: http://www......
» 1/05/2017 7:11:31 PM Dear Philips S., Something to think about. Will this affect our trade negotiations with .....
» 1/05/2017 6:53:06 PM What do they do in local councils for their salaries or the politicians for theirs? At lea.....
» 1/05/2017 6:51:02 PM Dear Philip S., Just quoting what the ABC has stated. Her opinions are her own. And she .....
» 1/05/2017 5:03:36 PM Emperor Julian, There is always wiggle room. Not all Muslims practice their religion in.....
» 1/05/2017 4:44:28 PM Those interested in the salaries of Victorian Tram drivers should also be aware of how muc.....
» 1/05/2017 2:08:18 PM Dear Graham, Eventually it may happen - I agree. However the goal of fushion energy still.....
» 1/05/2017 1:40:33 PM Dear Joe, I'm very selective on what I try......
» 1/05/2017 1:05:52 PM Dear Jayb., And a big hug to you too......
» 1/05/2017 12:10:06 PM Dear Paul, Why don't you tell him: "Oh you hate the Greens? (fill in your own) Joi.....
» 1/05/2017 11:54:21 AM Just a couple of corrections. Foxy has a very old computer. However, it suffices her need.....
» 1/05/2017 11:42:03 AM Creepy......
» 1/05/2017 11:17:23 AM Dear Philip S., If I had money to spare would I invest it in the ABC? Absolutely. The p.....
» 1/05/2017 10:57:24 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for your analysis. It is spot on. If you wish to pursue .....
» 30/04/2017 11:17:08 PM Dear Phillip S., The following link may be of interest: http://theconversation.com/does-.....
» 30/04/2017 4:24:28 PM http://about.abc.net.au/abc-in-2017/our-plans-for-2017/ The link is self-explanatory......
» 30/04/2017 3:37:03 PM Dear Joe, Not as compassionate as you appear to be. You're beyond compassionate......
» 30/04/2017 2:39:39 PM Dear Joe, There's no need to do what you suggest. The ABC has already done it through th.....
» 30/04/2017 2:21:27 PM Dear Jayb, I find the key feature of your arguments to be rooted in generalisations. You .....
» 30/04/2017 2:03:25 PM cont'd ... I still cry whenever I hear "The Last Post, being played. But perhaps it .....
» 30/04/2017 1:56:21 PM The words, "Lest We Forget" mean a great deal to many Australians. And so they s.....
» 30/04/2017 11:00:34 AM Dear Joe, It is up to us whether we keep those memories alive or not. The young lady was .....
» 30/04/2017 10:47:09 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for adding more to my ongoing learning process. I look for.....
» 29/04/2017 7:07:48 PM cont'd ... ABRACADABRA! Nope. You're still a creep......
» 29/04/2017 6:35:29 PM Dear Joe, DEJA POO You keep repeating ........
» 29/04/2017 4:16:40 PM Dear Joe, While objecting to her language yet using words like: "dumb ditz, pig-ign.....
» 29/04/2017 3:59:44 PM Dear AJ, I'm sure that I'll enjoy the book. Humans are the most extraordinary creatures,.....
» 29/04/2017 3:56:20 PM Dear Jayb, Actually, it's not strange at all. I leave the readings of the holy books to t.....
» 29/04/2017 1:51:55 PM Dear AJ, Thank You for the link and the information concerning the book by Sam Harris and.....
» 29/04/2017 10:48:13 AM Dear Jayb., You may well be right - it can take a long time for any reformation to occur,.....
» 29/04/2017 10:42:11 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Here is another link that I found of interest on this complex subjec.....
» 29/04/2017 10:09:23 AM The ones dealing with jobs are. They have to be in order to succeed in their recruitment. .....
» 29/04/2017 10:06:00 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for replying to my earlier post and I am pleased that you .....
» 28/04/2017 7:49:21 PM Dear AJ, It certainly did......
» 28/04/2017 7:11:09 PM According to Yarra Trams' website - Tram drivers - $77 to 80,000 - in their first year. .....
» 28/04/2017 6:43:37 PM Crunch time?.....
» 28/04/2017 6:41:50 PM Nnnnnng?.....
» 28/04/2017 4:19:01 PM I've come across a poem that the author, Ian Evans wrote in memory of his grandmother's pa.....
» 27/04/2017 11:24:01 PM Dear Jayb., We're talking about whether the followers of Islam can be persuaded to renoun.....
» 27/04/2017 7:33:43 PM Dr Tomlinson's article certainly seems to have had quite an impact on some readers here on.....
» 27/04/2017 6:43:35 PM Dear Joe, From your mouth to the Coalition's ears. Smiles all round......
» 27/04/2017 6:39:08 PM Dear Joe, Here's a link that puts another slant on things. It's worth a read if only to t.....
» 27/04/2017 3:45:31 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo in the link. I'll try again: http://www.economist......
» 27/04/2017 3:40:58 PM Dear Jayb., I've stated previously that I don't claim to be an expert on Islam and I cert.....
» 27/04/2017 2:39:35 PM Dear Armchair Critic, Australian policy-makers should be concerned enough to ensure that .....
» 27/04/2017 10:52:52 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for the link and information regarding Karen Armstrong. It.....
» 26/04/2017 10:59:14 PM Dear phanto, Brilliant analysis......
» 26/04/2017 7:39:16 PM Dear Joe, Finding balance is ongoing. A way of living. It is a process. A lifetime projec.....
» 26/04/2017 6:25:31 PM Yasnin Abdel Magied was sent on a speaking tour of the Middle East and N. Africa. This was.....
» 26/04/2017 2:39:31 PM I fully understand the outrage from so many who in other circumstances (eg. Bill Leak) wou.....
» 25/04/2017 2:23:34 PM Dear AJ, It is annoying when people are more interested in condemnation than in explanati.....
» 25/04/2017 1:41:43 PM leoj, Yous reaction to my post - "Leftist wrong and crooked thinking - the end just.....
» 25/04/2017 11:08:35 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You so much for your analysis of the situation in France. We a.....
» 24/04/2017 7:04:37 PM Dear AJ, Thanks for your comments. You've given me something more to think about. I've .....
» 24/04/2017 4:17:33 PM Dear AJ, It is interesting isn't it. I want to read more on the subject though. What pi.....
» 24/04/2017 2:08:05 PM leoj, You asked about Aayaan Hirsi Ali's books in our library catalogue? We have all of.....
» 24/04/2017 11:05:09 AM cont'd ... Dear Banjo Paterson, My apologies for the typo. Here's the link again: http:.....
» 24/04/2017 10:57:31 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for comments and for sharing personal aspects of your life.....
» 23/04/2017 5:17:53 PM Dear Joe, Thank you for your comments. They came at the right time. Clearly responding he.....
» 23/04/2017 2:06:56 PM cont'd ... Dear ttbn, You asked about the contribution of my parents to Australia? The f.....
» 23/04/2017 1:56:45 PM cont'd ... Dear ttbn, I don't agree with your dismal picture of this country. I prefer P.....
» 23/04/2017 1:42:47 PM Dear Jayb, Not at all. I feel it is important before making judgements to look critically.....
» 23/04/2017 11:58:28 AM Dear ttbn, Not a good idea. That would be lowering the bar quite a bit. They already spea.....
» 23/04/2017 11:46:24 AM cont'd ... Dear runner, Yes Waleed Aly is a Muslim - but he's also an Australian. He doe.....
» 23/04/2017 11:30:21 AM Dear Joe, Of course I agree with your post. Most of us want to know about ourselves, wh.....
» 23/04/2017 10:46:08 AM Dear Shocker, Do they view their environment as Satanic? Really? Where is your evidence f.....
» 22/04/2017 7:32:10 PM cont'd ... Dear runner, BTW: "Being harassed on public transport, constantly being .....
» 22/04/2017 7:08:03 PM Dear runner, Being forced to leave one's homeland due to the fear of persecution or death.....
» 22/04/2017 4:03:24 PM Joe (Loudmouth), I think there's been a misunderstanding here. In my earlier post I was .....
» 22/04/2017 2:38:03 PM Dear ttbn, The British may have settled the country but it was thanks to the contribution.....
» 22/04/2017 12:38:46 PM Joe (Loudmouth), Actually, it's more like - tomato, tomahto . Big difference. You like.....
» 22/04/2017 10:45:41 AM Dear runner, From my recollection, I said that I did not read the Koran. As for my know.....
» 22/04/2017 10:29:29 AM cont'd ... Dear ttbn, A Fair Go means just that - for all. It's meaning is obvious to m.....
» 22/04/2017 10:16:07 AM Dear ttbn, I find it rather disturbing that you brush aside the many contributions that p.....
» 22/04/2017 7:54:01 AM We are supposed to be a country of a "fair go," and our values promote equality .....
» 22/04/2017 7:42:14 AM leoj, My experience at the Catholic school was short-lived. My father had the wisedom to .....
» 22/04/2017 7:31:55 AM Joe (Loudmouth), You stated "Preaching to the choir sister?" No. Just stating .....
» 22/04/2017 7:26:34 AM Dear runner, I practice what Christ taught but sadly it's something you don't seem to be .....
» 21/04/2017 4:38:25 PM Dear runner, Perhaps you need to do a bit more research on Christians who murder. Genocid.....
» 21/04/2017 4:25:04 PM If you keep on preaching hatred and venom then you are indeed doing exactly what ISIL want.....
» 21/04/2017 3:48:32 PM Dear Shocker, I know of what you speak. I was raised as a Catholic. And unless you answer.....
» 21/04/2017 11:22:46 AM Dear ttbn, I don't believe that you didn't vote for Tony Abbott......
» 21/04/2017 8:30:03 AM There are quite a few politicians who were not born in Australia. Penny Wong, Mathias Corm.....
» 20/04/2017 5:21:54 PM Dear Joe, How about you doing a bit of lateral thinking for a change. I know it's a big a.....
» 20/04/2017 4:28:38 PM It has just occurred to me that while we're discussing Sharia Law, nobody has bothered to .....
» 20/04/2017 4:21:35 PM Dear runner, Not sure about your claim regarding Triggs. After all her report did end up .....
» 20/04/2017 4:02:29 PM Dear runner, Both sides of politics have a great deal to answer regarding corruption scan.....
» 20/04/2017 3:58:48 PM Dear Josephus, Could you please supply some evidence to your claims......
» 20/04/2017 2:06:46 PM I've looked up on the web the link that explains what Sharia law is. I'll give it at the e.....
» 20/04/2017 1:53:15 PM Dear runner, Do tell. So you consider people like Tony Abbott, John Howard, Bronwyn Bisho.....
» 20/04/2017 1:49:26 PM Dear Josephus, Which citizen groups do you think should be targeted exactly? If you do yo.....
» 20/04/2017 1:45:18 PM Dear runner, This Easter we attended several churches throughout the city. It may surpris.....
» 20/04/2017 10:24:43 AM Dear Jayb, Views are not set in concrete as you seem to be arguing. People are capable of.....
» 19/04/2017 11:33:21 PM cont'd ... Domestic violence is a serious problem all around the world. The following lin.....
» 19/04/2017 11:10:04 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I understand very well the "FIDO" reaction of police officers. .....
» 19/04/2017 6:48:06 PM Dear phanto, Education can certainly help, especially if women are made aware of the lega.....
» 19/04/2017 5:59:51 PM cont'd ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/women-muslim-leaders-give-crash-course-i.....
» 19/04/2017 5:58:15 PM cont'd ... Here is a link that I gave earlier. It deals with a 3 month program for Muslim.....
» 19/04/2017 5:46:49 PM Dear phanto, What do you then suggest? (if you don't think that education of these women .....
» 19/04/2017 5:05:08 PM We need to remember that in many societies women have been treated for practical and legal.....
» 19/04/2017 4:37:23 PM The system definitely needs reforming. I am particularly concerned about nurses. We need .....
» 15/04/2017 7:43:51 PM cont'd ... Dear David F., Thank You for this interesting discussion however for me it's .....
» 15/04/2017 7:19:13 PM Dear David F., Saint Vincent de Paul Society - "Vinnies" is a Catholic lay orga.....
» 15/04/2017 4:11:29 PM Dear David F., It is true that some communities or even societies that are hostile to one.....
» 15/04/2017 10:27:29 AM Dear David F., Religion is a universal social institution, it takes a multitude of forms......
» 14/04/2017 7:18:24 PM Dear David F., The following link I think explains things rather well (at least for me): .....
» 14/04/2017 6:58:27 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You so much. We'll all be spending part of Easter Sunday with.....
» 14/04/2017 6:49:11 PM Dear Is Mise, You ask, "what has that got to do with what I just said?" Go bac.....
» 14/04/2017 4:55:35 PM Dear Is Mise, There are a large number of religions, many of whose members are convinced .....
» 14/04/2017 3:18:11 PM Dear David F., Thank You for your very eloquent posts. I fully agree with you that we do.....
» 14/04/2017 11:05:19 AM It looks like this discussion has now run its course. I'd like to Thank everyone who contr.....
» 14/04/2017 10:54:58 AM Dear Zeil, I've got to admit that I liked the movie - "Fifty Shades of Grey." A.....
» 14/04/2017 10:44:13 AM Dear ttbn, This should prove interesting. What effect will this have (if any) on the Libe.....
» 13/04/2017 6:30:05 PM phanto, It's rather difficult saying that to a woman who was raised in a religion that ta.....
» 13/04/2017 6:22:45 PM Dear AJ, Thank You for the explanation. My son asked me that question and I just didn't .....
» 13/04/2017 4:47:35 PM So could someone explain to me - was Jesus a Jew or a Christian? And how does that work in.....
» 13/04/2017 2:05:40 PM Dear Steele, I agree totally and you've said it far better than I could have......
» 13/04/2017 12:55:33 PM Dear Is Mise, I've never thought to ask. It's beautiful quality though and absolutely de.....
» 13/04/2017 12:09:39 PM Dear Steele, I'm so sorry to read about your relative's behaviour. And it is frightening .....
» 13/04/2017 11:59:11 AM Dear David F., Thank You for sharing your feelings on the subject. Some form of religion.....
» 13/04/2017 11:26:21 AM Hello Graham, You ask, "What's the difference between beating your Islamic wife and .....
» 13/04/2017 10:52:58 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for the link. It's brilliant, and covers all the pros and.....
» 13/04/2017 10:28:16 AM Our State is a secular State. As such it can protect the freedom of all religions for wors.....
» 13/04/2017 10:17:13 AM Dear David F., Thank You for the quote about religion. However, - I prefer this one: &qu.....
» 12/04/2017 10:45:10 PM Dear David F., Much evil has been done in the name of religion that should not have been .....
» 12/04/2017 10:29:04 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your kind words. I don't know the answers to so many quest.....
» 12/04/2017 7:47:45 PM Dear Joe, http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/a-four-corners-investigation-looks-into.....
» 12/04/2017 7:28:08 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You ask, "How about those oldies who are just sick of life?" T.....
» 12/04/2017 4:11:46 PM cont'd ... As for how much is flowing to Muslim organisations? Again - your interest in .....
» 12/04/2017 4:08:38 PM Dear Joe, We buy our meat not from supermarkets but from our butcher. You also have that .....
» 12/04/2017 3:58:19 PM Dear Zeil, Not often. And, when he does I get so pleasantly surprised that I immediately .....
» 12/04/2017 3:47:29 PM leoj, We are discussing here - assisted dying laws for the terminally ill who are sufferi.....
» 12/04/2017 3:05:18 PM Dear AJ, I admire your patience. Dear Zeil, Not everybody on this forum sticks to the f.....
» 12/04/2017 2:46:26 PM Dear Joe, Why don't you Google the information for yourself?.....
» 12/04/2017 1:21:35 PM Dear Joe, What makes you or Is Mise think that Australians will be affected by what's hap.....
» 12/04/2017 11:39:04 AM Dear Is Mise, And your point is?.....
» 12/04/2017 11:31:16 AM cont'd ... Again, apologies for the typo. Here is the link again: http://www.heraldsun......
» 12/04/2017 11:23:26 AM cont'd ... Here is another link on the subject: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion.....
» 12/04/2017 10:50:00 AM Dear Zeil, In the past births and deaths happened when they happened, often without medic.....
» 12/04/2017 10:25:00 AM Dear AJ, This may not be appropriate but your previous post about what Christians were ta.....
» 11/04/2017 11:29:07 PM Dear Zeil, I'm so sorry to hear about your relative. I'm glad that she has your families .....
» 11/04/2017 7:59:53 PM I've recently picked up the book, "Believers: Does Australian Catholicism Have a futu.....
» 11/04/2017 7:26:24 PM My mum is in the dementia wing of a nursing home. She can still recognize her family visit.....
» 11/04/2017 6:53:18 PM I totally support assisted dying for terminally ill patients who are suffering and for who.....
» 11/04/2017 12:12:03 PM I watched Q&A last night (10th April 2017) and saw how emotional people got on the subject.....
» 11/04/2017 11:55:42 AM According to the Chicago Tribune - if the Trump Administration and the Kremlin are not abl.....
» 11/04/2017 11:26:37 AM Dear Shocker, But it is a debate that needs to be brought out into the open so that so ma.....
» 11/04/2017 10:39:02 AM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo. The link should be: http://theconversation.com/au.....
» 11/04/2017 10:31:46 AM cont'd ... leoj, The following link explains further: http://theconversation.com.austra.....
» 11/04/2017 10:19:02 AM leoj, You ask what advice and from whom? Did you not read the link given earlier - inclu.....
» 11/04/2017 10:03:42 AM Dear Bazz, If only the US and the UN could get the Russians on side. If they all worked t.....
» 10/04/2017 11:39:40 PM Dear Steele, Thank You for the link. I agree with you. It is a complex situation and on.....
» 10/04/2017 11:26:42 PM Dear Zeil, I found the link useful and the final paragraphs summed things up rather well,.....
» 10/04/2017 5:09:32 PM I came across the following article that may be of interest: http://theconversation.com/f.....
» 10/04/2017 12:07:00 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I've just had a telephone call from a close friend who lives in Los Ang.....
» 10/04/2017 10:30:51 AM Dear Paul, Of course there are people who see the world in very rigid and stereotyped ter.....
» 10/04/2017 8:54:09 AM cont'd ... The last sentence should read - that I also hope and pray that a measured resp.....
» 10/04/2017 8:47:44 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Thank You for the link. The situation in Syria is very dire and my hea.....
» 9/04/2017 7:21:25 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I understand. The points you've raised are valid. And with Trump - it'.....
» 9/04/2017 7:06:22 PM Dear Paul, We often hear the argument that gay marriage undermines western civilization. .....
» 9/04/2017 5:25:45 PM Dear Paul, No. People do not have the right to be bigots! Not in this country - not yet! .....
» 9/04/2017 5:15:06 PM Welcome to the forum Zeil. Ignore the Neanderthals......
» 9/04/2017 11:02:41 AM Perhaps the following website may help. http://www.vox.com/2017/4/8/15218782/syria-trump-.....
» 8/04/2017 7:38:30 PM Dear Paul, Isn't it interesting that people who claim to be proponents of 'Freedom of Spe.....
» 8/04/2017 7:27:59 PM Dear ttbn, Could you please explain why you think this move by the US President was as yo.....
» 8/04/2017 4:10:09 PM The following link explains why the American President Donald Trump targeted that Syrian a.....
» 8/04/2017 11:04:42 AM From the very beginning of this discussion my emphasis has been on the importance of educa.....
» 7/04/2017 7:28:52 PM What a shocking incident in Canberra. Two young teens - 15 and 16 years old. Apparently th.....
» 7/04/2017 7:05:18 PM It's now crystal clear - " ... why isn't the message getting through on anal sex?&qu.....
» 7/04/2017 4:53:09 PM Nobody should do anything against their will as far as sexual behaviour is concerned. Howe.....
» 7/04/2017 2:24:26 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thanks for that and for explaining about that vile jurist. Alan Turing'.....
» 7/04/2017 12:59:45 PM cont'd ... I have tried to point out that the notion that HIV only affects people belongi.....
» 7/04/2017 12:23:47 PM Dear A.J.Philips, I totally agree with you. I initially thought that this was an attack o.....
» 7/04/2017 12:06:08 PM In the US until 1973 the practice of abortion was generally illegal except under limited c.....
» 7/04/2017 11:42:19 AM Dear A.J.Philips, As I stated earlier, education plays a crucial role in the fight again.....
» 6/04/2017 11:53:54 PM cont'd ... The following link may be of interest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/z8bgr82.....
» 6/04/2017 11:28:56 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I can fully understand the frustration of the police officers at that tim.....
» 6/04/2017 6:30:09 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I have heard of "the Wall," and the type of activities that go .....
» 6/04/2017 1:23:57 PM HIV is spread through direct contact with someone who has HIV. Not only through rectal flu.....
» 6/04/2017 11:43:54 AM The distinction between HIV and AIDS is often misunderstood. HIV (human immunodeficiency v.....
» 5/04/2017 5:00:23 PM Dear ttbn, My remarks were not directed at you personally. But it looks like I somehow st.....
» 5/04/2017 10:57:18 AM Dear ttbn, I found this on the web: The key to holding a logical argument is to allow on.....
» 5/04/2017 10:27:58 AM Dear Paul, Yes it did turn out well, I agree. I too was very impressed with the rationa.....
» 4/04/2017 11:23:02 PM Dear ttbn, Thank You for telling me that, it's good to know. In her books Ayaan Hirsi Al.....
» 4/04/2017 6:19:05 PM Dear ttbn, I'm just in a bit of a puzzle. Here is a distinguished champion of free speech.....
» 4/04/2017 1:50:08 PM Dear ttbn, Only 400 signatures? And you think that this is what caused the last minute c.....
» 4/04/2017 10:42:02 AM I watched Q&A last night with some nervousness I must admit. I thought that there might be.....
» 3/04/2017 3:44:54 PM Dear Is Mise, Good on you!.....
» 3/04/2017 3:09:26 PM I for one will be watching Q&A this evening for the simple reasons that I want to see who .....
» 3/04/2017 1:53:08 PM Westfield and other large Shopping Centers are thriving in Melbourne. New and Extension p.....
» 3/04/2017 1:41:57 PM Dear Joe, I think the best reaction to this would be to buy Ayaan Hirsi Ali's latest book.....
» 3/04/2017 1:37:17 PM Dear Joe, Devastating news. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has cancelled her Australian tour including h.....
» 3/04/2017 1:23:58 PM Dear Josephus, There are many people who should not have been allowed into this country f.....
» 3/04/2017 12:05:08 PM Dear Is Mise, Talking about people who should not have been allowed into this country... .....
» 2/04/2017 10:29:05 PM Dear David f., Then it's up to us, the voting public to make sure that they do......
» 2/04/2017 10:18:18 PM Dear Is Mise, I don't quite understand why you're carrying on about Muslims, dogs, and ta.....
» 2/04/2017 6:41:21 PM Dear Is Mise, The taxi drivers that you refer to were in the UK and were fined $500 each .....
» 2/04/2017 6:35:58 PM Dear Joe, It is a distinguished panel and should make for an interesting evening. Also ho.....
» 2/04/2017 10:58:12 AM Dear Is Mise, For your information, according to the Taxi Service Commission assistance a.....
» 2/04/2017 10:25:25 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank You for your post and explanations. They are appreciated. At l.....
» 2/04/2017 10:16:42 AM Dear Paul, Elizabeth Strout, American author, once pointed out: "Traits don't chang.....
» 2/04/2017 10:12:20 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your concern. It is appreciated and I will heed your advice......
» 2/04/2017 9:53:21 AM Dear CHERFUL, Thank You for your post. I clearly remember the effect her first book, &quo.....
» 1/04/2017 7:17:55 PM Why?.....
» 1/04/2017 7:02:35 PM Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is to appear on Q&A along side a very distinguished panel on Monday eveni.....
» 1/04/2017 6:54:39 PM cont'd ... oops - I left out news: Here's the site again: http://www.abc.net.au/news/20.....
» 1/04/2017 6:50:17 PM SM, From the ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/2017-03-30/hazelwood-power-plant-shutdown-explai.....
» 1/04/2017 6:27:54 PM Dear Is Mise, So what exactly is your point?.....
» 1/04/2017 6:25:23 PM "Of course, the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not terrorists or sympathetic to.....
» 1/04/2017 5:04:00 PM Dear Is Mise, Prejudice is an irrational, inflexible attitude toward an entire category o.....
» 1/04/2017 4:51:27 PM leoj, You really appear to be a master of the irrelevant monologue. Like a rattlesnake yo.....
» 1/04/2017 1:52:08 PM Dear Josephus, Thank You for asking such relevant questions. That's why I am very interes.....
» 1/04/2017 1:44:28 PM Here is a link from the Australian Law Reform Commission that might be of interest: http:.....
» 1/04/2017 1:35:02 PM Sometimes humour is the only appropriate reaction due to the absurdities raised by some pe.....
» 1/04/2017 1:30:46 PM I have great respect for her. Read her books. They couldn't be more timely or significa.....
» 1/04/2017 1:05:13 PM My reference in a previous post was to Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book entitled : "Heretic: W.....
» 1/04/2017 12:45:33 PM Dear Davif F, Thank You for your comments. We don't have a Bill of Rights in Australia a.....
» 1/04/2017 11:01:10 AM The following link is equally interesting: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/tv-sho.....
» 1/04/2017 10:56:13 AM Dear Josephus, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been under constant threat earning the enmity of reac.....
» 1/04/2017 10:27:58 AM Dear Joe, Great suggestions and well worth a try. Anything can be improved with fresh ne.....
» 1/04/2017 10:17:13 AM Dear Banjo Patterson, I don't quite understand how 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act r.....
» 31/03/2017 10:18:57 PM Dear Joe, You having fallen? Not with your wings. Never! You'll always continue to soa.....
» 31/03/2017 10:16:42 PM Dear Paul, I forgot to say - "Welcome back." It's good to have you posting aga.....
» 31/03/2017 10:14:29 PM Dear Is Mise, The link shows that not all Muslims think alike. That there are individual .....
» 31/03/2017 10:04:15 PM Dear CHERFUL, As I stated earlier - I fully understand people's concerns about Islamic ex.....
» 31/03/2017 9:51:01 PM Here's a website from SBS that does give good news as to what some Muslims are doing in S.....
» 31/03/2017 6:29:46 PM Dear Joe, Johann Sebastian Bach was born on 31st March 1685. There's nothing wrong with .....
» 31/03/2017 6:09:51 PM Dear Is Mise, This might help: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-james-clark/why-don't.....
» 31/03/2017 6:01:59 PM cont'd ... Here is another website that might be of interest: http://www.huffingtonpost......
» 31/03/2017 5:53:19 PM Dear CHERFUL and Bazz, I've come across a website that might be worth a read: http://www.....
» 30/03/2017 6:47:57 PM Dear Steele, Thank You. Can I give you a hug?.....
» 30/03/2017 6:22:34 PM cont'd ... Dear Chris, No, I'm not a Muslim. I am a Catholic......
» 30/03/2017 6:19:30 PM Dear Chris, I'm sorry that you feel so strongly about who you perceive me to be. You actu.....
» 30/03/2017 6:12:29 PM Dear Is Mise, Ayaan Hirsi Ali wants Islamic schools closed? I don't think that's going t.....
» 30/03/2017 5:43:43 PM SM, You would achieve much more if you somehow managed to keep politics out of our energy.....
» 30/03/2017 5:38:45 PM Dear Bazz, I find your attitude towards Muslims as being irrational and inflexible toward.....
» 30/03/2017 5:22:36 PM leoj, You need to go back and read my posts. You appear to have missed the point of the .....
» 30/03/2017 3:34:41 PM Dear Bazz, I read your post with interest. All we can continue to do - is as Ayaan Hirsi.....
» 30/03/2017 3:19:34 PM Dear Is Mise, I suspect that Foxy does not shy away from the Koran it's probably the fact.....
» 30/03/2017 1:26:23 PM Dear Bazz, Muslims have lived in this country for over 100 years. They practiced their re.....
» 30/03/2017 1:04:22 PM Ayaan Hirsi Ali is promoted as a "women's rights" activist and champion. Her sup.....
» 30/03/2017 12:15:42 PM SM, We need to take politics out of energy security. Why are we so lacking in vision in A.....
» 30/03/2017 12:11:56 PM Times have certainly changed for some. I remember the days when we could keep politics ou.....
» 29/03/2017 9:59:43 PM SM, A Senate inquiry into the retirement of coal plants heard that many energy companies,.....
» 29/03/2017 5:58:45 PM SM, http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/coal-station-closure-inevitable.....
» 29/03/2017 4:06:04 PM cont'd ... Apologies for the typo. I'll try again: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politic.....
» 29/03/2017 4:01:06 PM http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/meet-peter-mcevoy-the-faceless-man-b.....
» 29/03/2017 3:58:14 PM Dear Jayb, We'll see at the next election as to what most Australians really think and fe.....
» 29/03/2017 1:02:01 PM Dear Jayb, I have more faith than you not only on the people who post here but on Austral.....
» 29/03/2017 11:09:11 AM Here's an interesting link on how the big three robbed us of our own gas: http://www.smh.....
» 29/03/2017 10:31:22 AM cont'd ... We have the chance, to turn the pages over We can write what we want to write .....
» 29/03/2017 10:18:18 AM Dear Hassie, I'm surprised at you taking my facetious remarks so seriously......
» 29/03/2017 10:15:17 AM Dear Josephus, I have written on the topic of fundamentalists and Islam. We may never un.....
» 29/03/2017 10:04:34 AM SM, Hazelwood is closing. Despite your rhetoric. Move on......
» 29/03/2017 9:59:50 AM Dear Is Mise, Yes you're absolutely right. We have three choices. 1) Convert them. 2) .....
» 28/03/2017 9:43:39 PM SM, It appears that Environment Victoria in the link I cited earlier gives a different st.....
» 28/03/2017 6:12:41 PM Dear Hassie, I don't know who you're with but we're quite happy with our provider. Our bi.....
» 28/03/2017 6:06:34 PM Most of us never think about what our gender identity is because it usually matches our se.....
» 28/03/2017 3:57:28 PM Dear Josephus, The following are for you: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/how-to-stop-radi.....
» 28/03/2017 3:33:58 PM SM, The company is convinced the plant is no longer viable with environmental concerns al.....
» 28/03/2017 3:23:12 PM Dear Josephus and Is Mise, I have made my views quite clear on this discussion. If you we.....
» 28/03/2017 2:24:47 PM Dear Josephus, We often hear conflicting moral teachings from our religious leaders. Many.....
» 28/03/2017 1:24:14 PM Dear runner, How about this ideology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_viol.....
» 28/03/2017 1:08:43 PM Peter McEvoy explains that: "It's challenging for the politicians who have to face l.....
» 28/03/2017 11:20:16 AM Dear Is Mise, The facts speak for themselves. How many Muslims actually commit violence?.....
» 28/03/2017 10:54:54 AM http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/27/should-blame-islam-terrorism.....
» 28/03/2017 10:12:28 AM The following link may help answer some of the frequently asked questions about Q&A: http.....
» 28/03/2017 9:50:35 AM Dear Is Mise, Islam does not promote violence or peace. Islam is just a religion and like.....
» 28/03/2017 9:13:25 AM Dear Josephus, The following link may help towards understanding some of the issues invol.....
» 27/03/2017 12:50:48 PM Dear Josephus, And how great is that. It just goes to show that children can influence t.....
» 27/03/2017 12:43:36 PM SM, The facts speak for themselves. The miracle is more that Hazelwood has been able to .....
» 27/03/2017 9:14:48 AM I'm not sure the reasons behind the conditions of airport workers - but they are indeed ho.....
» 26/03/2017 9:50:30 PM Dear Josephus, I have not personally met any radical extremists of any religion. Have yo.....
» 26/03/2017 9:40:53 PM Dear Is Mise, There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle Or the mirror that .....
» 26/03/2017 9:34:23 PM SM, You should read the 2014 Report on the Hazelwood Mine Fire. It had a disastrous effec.....
» 26/03/2017 9:22:53 PM Dear Banjo, Did you see 60 Minutes tonight? The Government has the problem (as you see i.....
» 26/03/2017 9:17:28 PM Dear Steele, You are absolutely right on this one. It is shameful - and we did allow it .....
» 26/03/2017 5:42:41 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I've got a house full of candles. But unfortunately I can't read by them. .....
» 26/03/2017 5:36:28 PM cont'd ... Apologies for mistyping. Here's the link again: http://www.abc.net.au/news/20.....
» 26/03/2017 5:32:57 PM SM, Like an old car - Hazelwood ( -built in the 1960s) is beyond its use by date. It is d.....
» 26/03/2017 5:11:06 PM Dear Steele, But what are we to do about it now? The following link might have some sugg.....
» 26/03/2017 3:32:56 PM Dear Is Mise, Again with the same old argument that all Muslims follow all the bad bits i.....
» 26/03/2017 1:20:36 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You were very fortunate in your choice of school. Initially our tw.....
» 26/03/2017 1:11:42 PM cont'd ... A prime example of "terrorism" prior to the Muslim issue existed in .....
» 26/03/2017 12:57:10 PM We have many more typical violent attacks from criminals and people of other cultures/reli.....
» 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.....