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» 17/06/2018 6:43:38 PM Dear Belly, As far back as I can remember - growing up in this country we've always embra.....
» 17/06/2018 6:33:53 PM Canem Malum, A few corrections. I did not make any comment about what I thought of the J.....
» 17/06/2018 6:03:26 PM Canem Malum, The Southern Poverty Law Center is considered authoritative by academic and .....
» 17/06/2018 5:50:47 PM Canem Malum, Most reasonable people would distance themselves from what they see as hate-.....
» 17/06/2018 4:01:53 PM Dear Belly, A few decades ago according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald - our .....
» 17/06/2018 2:13:56 PM Actually, Shadow Minister, The 1993 Oslo Accords, proved that the Palestinians were in fa.....
» 17/06/2018 12:53:38 PM Dear David F., Beautifully put, as always......
» 17/06/2018 12:49:59 PM Dear Hassie, And that's why you've got my respect and friendship......
» 17/06/2018 11:18:40 AM Dear Paul1405, Have you noticed something odd lately on this forum. A very strong smell o.....
» 17/06/2018 11:08:32 AM Dear NNS, On the other side of the coin we have insecure men who as Yuyutsu has pointed o.....
» 17/06/2018 10:50:48 AM runner, There are courses for girls as well. Thank You for your concern......
» 17/06/2018 10:45:54 AM Same dumb female? Really - it's all her fault because she was raped and murdered? I gue.....
» 17/06/2018 9:10:25 AM Shadow Minister, You just as easily could argue that if Israel behaved differently - ther.....
» 17/06/2018 9:05:35 AM cont'd ... stuffed up again. Here's the link - one last try: http://www.islamophobia.o.....
» 17/06/2018 8:27:40 AM cont'd ... Excuse my typo - here's the site again: http://www.islamophobia.org/islamopho.....
» 17/06/2018 8:22:36 AM Canem Malum, "Bare naked Islam" is classifed as an Anti-Islam hate group. WordP.....
» 17/06/2018 7:57:27 AM Dear Big Nana, Thank You for raising this as a discussion. There are so many good ideas .....
» 16/06/2018 9:56:52 PM Dear David F., I admire your patience. But its a wise move to simply walk away from some.....
» 16/06/2018 9:42:38 PM runner, If you're so concerned about young blokes growing up to be top blokes, here's a l.....
» 16/06/2018 3:17:28 PM The technology since the early days has changed. Yet the moral position remains the same. .....
» 16/06/2018 2:43:50 PM Shadow Minister, In an age of political unilateralism - an arrogant concept deliberately .....
» 16/06/2018 2:26:03 PM Dear Big Nana, I agree that you can't change some people but that doesn't mean that we sh.....
» 16/06/2018 1:18:12 PM Dear Big Nana, Violence, will continue affecting all of us and our communities if we don'.....
» 16/06/2018 1:05:27 PM I do not give a platform to hate speech......
» 16/06/2018 11:46:10 AM Of course there are natural differences between men and women. Indeed there are. But diffe.....
» 16/06/2018 10:48:53 AM individual, "Bare Naked Islam" is a news and opinion website with an EXTREME ri.....
» 16/06/2018 10:31:40 AM Shadow Minister, Here is a link that explains the Arizona State University's position: h.....
» 16/06/2018 10:14:23 AM Dear O Sung Wu, The media has a lot to answer. Once the mud's been slung even if the pers.....
» 15/06/2018 6:31:57 PM Dear O Sung Wu, There was gross disrespect for the office of Prime Minister and gross dis.....
» 15/06/2018 4:58:54 PM Dear Belly, What do you think of Chris Bowen?.....
» 15/06/2018 4:55:59 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Julia Gillard oversaw the introduction of a raft of impressive and far-re.....
» 15/06/2018 4:40:12 PM Canem Malum, I have watched it. Have you seen him on "Sixty Minutes," with Tar.....
» 15/06/2018 3:14:11 PM Canem Malum, Jordan Peterson - and his pithy sentences? There are plenty of people out t.....
» 15/06/2018 2:43:47 PM Canem Malum, It isn't easy choosing the traits that make for a good leader because the ki.....
» 15/06/2018 1:41:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't think that it's a case of speaking to different people. I s.....
» 15/06/2018 12:33:34 PM I remember the times When Julia Gillard was Prime Minister - if she was to walk on water -.....
» 15/06/2018 10:52:09 AM Canem Malum, I liked your quote from Sun Tzu. Here's another one: "The supreme art.....
» 15/06/2018 10:46:10 AM I shall try one last time to clarify things for you. This is a discussion forum. Therefor.....
» 14/06/2018 11:03:29 PM BTW: Your postings would be of great interest to the psychology department at any universi.....
» 14/06/2018 10:57:49 PM Dear rehctub, How many women do we currently have in our Parliament that you think would .....
» 14/06/2018 10:51:54 PM Not worth my time and effort......
» 14/06/2018 7:56:36 PM Dear Belly, Galileo was put under house arrest by the Vatican for saying that the earth .....
» 14/06/2018 7:14:38 PM BTW: One of the things that does define me is - I have a brain. And I know how to use it.....
» 14/06/2018 7:09:50 PM Insecure men who can't handle the opinions of females and who get defensive and attack tho.....
» 14/06/2018 2:18:02 PM Some of you guys certainly have a sense of humour. Good on you. I've just found another l.....
» 14/06/2018 2:09:03 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), It is very concerning I agree. One can only hope that Congress won.....
» 14/06/2018 12:03:20 PM Dear Aidan, Rudd couldn't tolerate idiots......
» 14/06/2018 11:57:11 AM For their part most men, especially younger men, have generally reacted positively to the .....
» 14/06/2018 11:24:09 AM Dear Steele, This was taken from the CNN news report: - CNN asks - "What happens no.....
» 14/06/2018 10:56:33 AM Someone who goes into politics to make changes. To make a difference. Someone who's intere.....
» 13/06/2018 11:07:28 PM A good leader would be able to advance causes that would be beneficial to all sides withou.....
» 13/06/2018 8:54:43 PM runner, I meant to add - that to me a leader must have the skills to build a program of p.....
» 13/06/2018 8:48:39 PM runner, Thank You for bothering to reply again. I get the picture - and it is appreciate.....
» 13/06/2018 8:35:42 PM runner, You haven't told us what qualifications should a leader have. Can you list some p.....
» 13/06/2018 8:31:14 PM individual, He's not too bright......
» 13/06/2018 8:27:48 PM Hassie, I misspelt aluminum - here's the link again: http://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/31/p.....
» 13/06/2018 8:16:01 PM Hassie, You're becoming an embarrassment. There were so many links from CNN on the web a.....
» 13/06/2018 8:00:01 PM I watched "Q&A" on Monday (11/06/2018) evening with Bill Shorten answering quest.....
» 13/06/2018 12:00:26 PM Canem Malum, Not only sticks to the topic but makes us think and does not present us with.....
» 13/06/2018 11:55:22 AM Before I go I would like to Thank all those who contributed to this discussion. For me it .....
» 13/06/2018 11:45:09 AM Dear Josephus, You asked me to define what I meant by the abuse of free speech. Abuse is.....
» 13/06/2018 10:49:31 AM Dear Belly, He answered each question - did not give us the usual spin along party lines......
» 13/06/2018 10:46:50 AM Shadow Minister, I have several colleagues in the top universities in the US - all in ver.....
» 12/06/2018 11:12:03 PM Australia does not have a Bill of Rights. Free Speech is not a legal right people hold in .....
» 12/06/2018 10:57:35 PM Republicans on Capitol Hill were fuming after the White House abruptly announced it would .....
» 12/06/2018 8:05:15 PM Shadow Minister, You have not proven anything of the kind and you're sounding somewhat de.....
» 12/06/2018 7:53:04 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Free speech is not a legal right people hold in Australia. Australians are.....
» 12/06/2018 4:34:50 PM Dear Belly, I don't think her "die-hard" followers stop to think. They follow h.....
» 12/06/2018 4:30:43 PM runner, Criticising Trump does not make people "Trump haters." That sort of nar.....
» 12/06/2018 4:20:28 PM Freedom of speech is not freedom to abuse. I rest my case......
» 12/06/2018 4:06:55 PM Dear Belly, Hanson still plays on her image as an underdog. In her maiden speech she decl.....
» 12/06/2018 3:00:07 PM Well folks - so much for Freedom of Speech. ALTRAV has so beautifully illustrated the poi.....
» 12/06/2018 2:50:10 PM Shadow Minister, Unlike you I use a wide variety of sources. It's an occupational habit. .....
» 12/06/2018 1:15:53 PM Who are these people? Most of the women that I know are hard workers and are too busy copi.....
» 12/06/2018 1:01:55 PM mhaze, If ignorance is bliss - you must be the happiest person on this planet......
» 12/06/2018 12:12:36 PM Canem Malum, The only reason repetition is necessary - is in response to misunderstanding.....
» 12/06/2018 12:09:13 PM runner, I think that if we're going to try to have a positive inter-action - we need to s.....
» 12/06/2018 11:41:17 AM Dear Belly, Did you watch "Four Corners" last night? On Trump and Russia? Onc.....
» 12/06/2018 11:39:00 AM mhaze, Been there, done that. You just simply refuse to acknowledge what's in the given .....
» 12/06/2018 11:34:41 AM Shadow Minister, I stopped reading your post after I saw that the link you gave was from .....
» 12/06/2018 11:02:56 AM We need to see the difference between harmful speech acts and our right of free speech. De.....
» 12/06/2018 10:38:17 AM The heart wrenching murders of children are the product of despair or incomprehensible ma.....
» 11/06/2018 8:23:18 PM Barnaby Joyce thinks that monogamy is what dining-room tables are made out of......
» 11/06/2018 8:14:28 PM Dear individual, It's best that you leave your comments for topics that you know somethin.....
» 11/06/2018 8:07:24 PM cont'd ... Regarding Yassmin Abdel Magied? The response to one young woman's opinion was.....
» 11/06/2018 7:52:49 PM Canem Malum, No I am not conflating hate speech with political correctness. The differenc.....
» 11/06/2018 7:41:55 PM Dear David F., I know why Pauline Hanson attracted support. She is tapping into the preva.....
» 11/06/2018 4:10:18 PM runner, What about those self-proclaimed Christians who smear and slur those who don't ag.....
» 11/06/2018 4:01:35 PM Dear Belly, I just realised that my earlier link doesn't work due to a typo. Here it is a.....
» 11/06/2018 3:57:32 PM Shadow Minster, 41 Department Heads, Chairs, and Directors published an open letter calli.....
» 11/06/2018 3:47:02 PM Dear AC, I prefer to deal with the facts gleaned from a variety of independent reputable .....
» 11/06/2018 2:50:26 PM mhaze, There certainly are facts and opinions. And as I've been trying to tell you - the.....
» 11/06/2018 2:41:33 PM runner, If Trump is as popular as you claim in the US - how come more than 50% of voters .....
» 11/06/2018 12:13:46 PM Dear Belly, Pauline Hanson doesn't get her facts right. In her maiden-speech she targeted.....
» 11/06/2018 12:06:28 PM Dear Belly, Trump believes that he can run America like he did his companies. He's the bo.....
» 11/06/2018 12:02:55 PM runner, I'm not familiar with Marxists - I wasn't aware that they still existed. And as .....
» 11/06/2018 11:46:07 AM Canem Malum, There are a ton of things you are legally not allowed to say. You can't inci.....
» 11/06/2018 11:15:14 AM Hey Hassie, My fear is that the global community remains blind to the limits nature impos.....
» 11/06/2018 10:59:38 AM Gosh - and here I am thinking that a feminist is anyone who recognises the full humanity o.....
» 11/06/2018 10:41:53 AM Dear Belly, Her support base has lost many. She's only got two votes left in the Senate -.....
» 11/06/2018 10:30:22 AM Dear individual, Get your facts first - then you can distort them any way you please. I s.....
» 11/06/2018 10:26:31 AM Dear AC and individual, Robert Mueller was among other things the director of the FBI. He.....
» 10/06/2018 8:14:00 PM Dear AC, That reminds me of this joke: Wife says to husband: "How would you describ.....
» 10/06/2018 8:07:32 PM Dear Belly, We need to understand the challenge Hanson poses to public life in this count.....
» 10/06/2018 7:55:47 PM individual, That's not true - and you know it. Watch "Q and A" tomorrow night .....
» 10/06/2018 7:32:01 PM Dear Steele, Politics is such a strong motivator - especially when you're out to garner v.....
» 10/06/2018 7:25:54 PM Dear AC, It's amazing how we can get different takes on things. I shall definitely be wat.....
» 10/06/2018 3:55:57 PM Canem Malum, Whether you like the BBC or love it is irrelevant. In this case it's not ou.....
» 10/06/2018 3:48:57 PM mhaze, I don't want you to get the wrong impression. I'll now take my tongue out of my ch.....
» 10/06/2018 3:45:45 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I am so grateful that you understand what I am trying to say. Thank You......
» 10/06/2018 3:44:01 PM Dear Steele, I think that most findings would go by Steven Salaita's record - which is no.....
» 10/06/2018 2:34:29 PM ttbn, If ignorance is bliss, you must be the happiest person on the planet. Dear Steele,.....
» 10/06/2018 2:25:36 PM Dear Belly, According to the BBC - "It's not the number of people on this planet tha.....
» 10/06/2018 11:38:37 AM ALTRAV, I stand by my posting record on this forum. May I suggest that you go back and r.....
» 10/06/2018 11:30:04 AM cont'd ... Shadow Minister, Zionism is being challenged around the world like never befo.....
» 10/06/2018 11:15:57 AM Shadow Minister, Now you're quoting the usual Israeli line. It's wearing thin for most p.....
» 10/06/2018 11:13:35 AM mhaze, Thank You - that's very generous of you. A true gentleman......
» 10/06/2018 10:38:19 AM A discussion is virtually impossible with someone who believes they are never wrong. That .....
» 9/06/2018 7:33:35 PM What an irony that free speech has now become such a difficult thing to discuss......
» 9/06/2018 7:22:09 PM Dear Belly, We have a finite planet with finite resources. In such a system you can't ha.....
» 9/06/2018 6:05:43 PM Dear individual, It's world opinion that will affect changes......
» 9/06/2018 6:02:57 PM mhaze, I'm only human after-all......
» 9/06/2018 4:52:49 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Like a toddler with a new word or a monkey with a shotgun. Thanks f.....
» 9/06/2018 4:45:44 PM Dear Armchair Critic, No. It's not the Democrats. It's Robert Mueller - the sixth Direct.....
» 9/06/2018 4:32:14 PM cont'd ... Again - a typo. Here's the link again: http://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/.....
» 9/06/2018 4:27:08 PM mhaze, There's plenty on the internet on this case. Here's just one link: http://www.po.....
» 9/06/2018 4:11:12 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I have explained my take in this discussion quite clearly and respe.....
» 9/06/2018 3:49:51 PM Dear Belly, Take no notice of that toxic poster. His reputation is well known on this for.....
» 9/06/2018 3:22:10 PM cont'd ... I forgot to mention that regarding the "White Australia" policy - ou.....
» 9/06/2018 3:09:20 PM mhaze, Firstly get your facts straight - (no pun intended) then you can distort them as y.....
» 9/06/2018 3:06:58 PM According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll Trump's figures have gone up a little.....
» 9/06/2018 2:21:26 PM Are you suggesting that we ship back all people with British ancestors who came here and t.....
» 9/06/2018 2:14:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Alex Dafner, who used to run the Yiddish show on SBS radio and is a.....
» 9/06/2018 10:33:46 AM ttbn, Unlike you I speak from experience. My husband and I did live and work in the Unite.....
» 8/06/2018 8:17:37 PM Dear Banjo, I have no interest in covering the same ground with you again. I have explai.....
» 8/06/2018 7:56:00 PM Dear ALTRAV, No. He was not rewarded for "merely participating." That is wrong......
» 8/06/2018 7:45:05 PM Dear ALTRAV, What was being discussed was the rights of students in a school. And as stat.....
» 8/06/2018 7:25:41 PM Dear Banjo, I don't recall your claim that you ever pulled me up for misrepresentation. W.....
» 8/06/2018 7:01:05 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The issues are more complex than what you're suggesting - that's why the co.....
» 8/06/2018 6:58:34 PM Thanks Belly......
» 8/06/2018 5:27:09 PM How much is the US providing for Israel - while the conditions in Gaza are deplorable?.....
» 8/06/2018 5:24:19 PM Dear AC, I not only lived there I worked on a university campus had had the privilege of .....
» 8/06/2018 4:40:50 PM Dear AC, A school has the right to limit the speech to reduce its negative impact on othe.....
» 8/06/2018 4:24:15 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Haaretz commented that in the months since Hamas's stunning elector.....
» 8/06/2018 4:03:49 PM Dear individual, You're merely quoting slogans and talking about something you know nothi.....
» 8/06/2018 3:55:40 PM What they have to decide in the US Courts is whether a person's religious convictions take.....
» 8/06/2018 3:49:39 PM Dear Belly, Our hope is with America's youth. The Vietnam war came to an end largely as .....
» 8/06/2018 3:36:36 PM Dear AC, Actually, having lived and worked in the US for close to ten years - I am well a.....
» 8/06/2018 2:49:16 PM Third try: http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/politico-morning-consult-poll/.....
» 8/06/2018 2:44:16 PM apologies for the typo - here's the link again: http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017.....
» 8/06/2018 2:41:12 PM Robert Keohane - a professor of international affairs at Princeton states that - "A .....
» 8/06/2018 2:07:34 PM Dear ALTRAV, Some of the - General's service record is the following: 1) Commander with.....
» 8/06/2018 1:47:57 PM Dear Big Nana, I thought that I had explained this case fully on page i3. The t-shirt me.....
» 7/06/2018 6:14:46 PM Dear individual, I'm sorry but I don't know people like you describe. The people that I'v.....
» 7/06/2018 6:07:08 PM Dear Big Nana, In a world where everything is becoming increasingly public we need to tak.....
» 7/06/2018 5:31:39 PM Dear ALTRAV, If the only error you can find with the General is with his previous take on.....
» 7/06/2018 5:26:43 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Students do have free speech rights, but they are more constrained .....
» 7/06/2018 5:19:13 PM Dear individual, All communities have their own enclaves. Including Aussies when they tr.....
» 7/06/2018 1:35:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Aren't Arabs Semites as well?.....
» 7/06/2018 1:33:47 PM Trump has created for himself a world view where he sees himself as a leader - who makes d.....
» 7/06/2018 12:00:59 PM Dear individual, As far as I know - "patriotism" is not just for a select few. .....
» 7/06/2018 11:56:41 AM Dear individual, Please explain......
» 7/06/2018 11:52:12 AM Dear Belly, America is certainly different from the way I remember it. As you know - I wo.....
» 7/06/2018 11:47:04 AM Dear Steele, Thank You for going to so much effort to explain your position to me. I hav.....
» 7/06/2018 11:43:13 AM Dear ALTRAV, Eventually all things become cliches. The reason that cliches become cliche.....
» 7/06/2018 11:35:22 AM Dear Big Nana, Free Speech works both ways. People have a right to voice their beliefs .....
» 6/06/2018 10:24:49 PM Dear Canem Malum, Many people would have you believe that they are under attack for ".....
» 6/06/2018 10:13:44 PM The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision......
» 6/06/2018 10:10:04 PM Dear individual, I didn't know he had a "new woman." You'll have to elaborate .....
» 6/06/2018 10:03:46 PM Dear Steele, I made an attempt to try to maintain a balance in this complex conflict for .....
» 6/06/2018 6:44:13 PM Dear individual, Keating did the runner - not his wife. She was devastated when he announ.....
» 6/06/2018 6:39:21 PM Dear Belly, Yeah, you're right. We got rid of the "White Australia" policy - s.....
» 6/06/2018 6:27:17 PM Dear Belly, You're not wrong there. Controversy, conflicts, and criticisms are part of h.....
» 6/06/2018 4:43:27 PM Dear runner, One Nation miles ahead? How so? Please explain......
» 6/06/2018 4:40:32 PM Dear Josephus, You seem to understand quite well the difference between free speech and h.....
» 6/06/2018 4:24:52 PM Dear ALTRAV, No matter what your opinion is of this man. He has served with distinction. .....
» 6/06/2018 4:12:02 PM Dear Belly, Spot on as always......
» 6/06/2018 4:09:07 PM Although the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who refused to make a we.....
» 6/06/2018 1:34:38 PM Dear ALTRAV, No clarification is necessary. I gave an opinion based on recorded facts. .....
» 6/06/2018 11:46:28 AM Dear ALTRAV, Try page 39. I gave my opinion about the man as well as a link further down......
» 6/06/2018 11:36:34 AM Dear Big Nana, We should all have the right to express our beliefs I don't think many wou.....
» 6/06/2018 11:26:46 AM Dear Canem Malum, Your posts really add a great deal to the discussions. Much food for th.....
» 6/06/2018 11:24:31 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I think you know the difference between free speech and hate speech.....
» 6/06/2018 11:10:12 AM Dear Canem Malum, The Chief of the Defence Force's record is on file for all to see. And .....
» 6/06/2018 10:46:53 AM Dear Canem Malum, An important element in any peace process is the international communit.....
» 6/06/2018 10:34:21 AM Dear Yuyutsu, All a Court can do is go by the law. If a person says that they're not abl.....
» 5/06/2018 8:03:09 PM Dear ALTRAV, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell has an impressive background as the follow.....
» 5/06/2018 7:47:54 PM The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who refused to make a w.....
» 5/06/2018 7:20:21 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but of course this opens.....
» 5/06/2018 7:09:57 PM I've said it earlier that instead of bemoaning the "PC culture people might be better.....
» 5/06/2018 6:40:13 PM Dear rehctub, Do you see his relationship with this woman lasting as long as his marriage.....
» 5/06/2018 3:31:35 PM Dear Jayb, I don't really know about the various symbols or how much they meant to the mi.....
» 5/06/2018 3:25:45 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for explaining. I understand your fascination with fossilized i.....
» 5/06/2018 3:06:49 PM cont'd ... A line needs to be drawn when genuinely harmful things are being said. If some.....
» 5/06/2018 2:23:51 PM Nowadays it's fairly standard to find that when something problematic happens and people c.....
» 5/06/2018 2:13:18 PM Dear Canem Malum, Free speech means you can say whatever you want - hate speech is when p.....
» 5/06/2018 1:57:12 PM It sells magazines and newspapers?.....
» 5/06/2018 1:05:51 PM I don't believe in kicking someone when they're down. The man has lost his top job, his wi.....
» 5/06/2018 9:47:52 AM Dear Is Mise, We were just playing with words - Jayb and I. Just having some fun. But I'm.....
» 5/06/2018 9:37:05 AM Dear Steele, "...Singling out Israel" read that quote again - you've totally mi.....
» 4/06/2018 7:38:53 PM Most people are confused about what PC means. Some people would have us believe that the.....
» 4/06/2018 7:04:20 PM Dear mhaze, You ask who judges? It's pretty subjective. It's the court of public opinio.....
» 4/06/2018 6:53:38 PM Dear Jayb, A bit of trivia: They found out at Indiana University - hard as they tried - .....
» 4/06/2018 6:40:09 PM Dear Hasbeen, Children chant, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will n.....
» 4/06/2018 6:20:03 PM cont'd ... I made a typo with the link - here it is again: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....
» 4/06/2018 6:15:03 PM Dear Hasbeen, The information came from newspaper sources - the Israeli Jewish News, Haar.....
» 4/06/2018 4:10:29 PM Dear Philip S., Thank You for that. Here's an interesting link that discusses does polit.....
» 4/06/2018 4:03:33 PM Dear Jayb, The beginning of real education is feeling uncomfortable. We need to challenge.....
» 4/06/2018 3:25:25 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Perhaps you're asking the wrong questions of our Indigenous People?.....
» 4/06/2018 2:00:53 PM I've recently read a very interesting article in "Psychology Today" by Prof. Art.....
» 4/06/2018 12:57:42 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Israel signed up to the Geneva Convention. However countries are sovere.....
» 4/06/2018 11:10:41 AM Immigrants pay more in taxes than the social services they seldom use. And their incomes s.....
» 4/06/2018 11:05:54 AM Dear Toni, Not sure that's going to happen. Didn't Latham join the Liberal Democrats a w.....
» 4/06/2018 10:48:12 AM Dear Belly, You're absolutely right. Shooting medical personnel wearing medical uniforms.....
» 4/06/2018 10:42:28 AM Only when Israel and the Palestinians will have to meet face-to-face, listen to each other.....
» 3/06/2018 11:06:27 PM Dear rehctub, I wish you every possible success in your business. From memory, you've al.....
» 3/06/2018 11:00:19 PM Dear Paul1405, Senator Hanson certainly has had quite a week. It will be interesting to .....
» 3/06/2018 10:58:18 PM Dear Philip S., So glad to read that you have a balanced view point on this controversial.....
» 3/06/2018 7:31:09 PM Dear Individual, Millions of adults, and children live in poverty. For these impoverished.....
» 3/06/2018 6:59:36 PM Dear Belly, The report from the Department of the Treasury, presented to the Federal Gove.....
» 3/06/2018 6:49:15 PM Dear individual, Haaratz - the Israeli news agency - has reported it to be true as have o.....
» 3/06/2018 6:36:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The young lady was wearing a medical uniform - she was shot in the.....
» 3/06/2018 6:32:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You. I had totally forgotten about the illegal economic migra.....
» 3/06/2018 6:27:18 PM Dear individual, Your questions have already been answered in the citations I gave from t.....
» 3/06/2018 6:08:04 PM Dear Philip S., It certainly is a complex situation. I wish that none of us had to take s.....
» 3/06/2018 4:09:23 PM Shooting of medical personal is a war crime under the Geneva Convention. Medical workers s.....
» 3/06/2018 3:10:18 PM Dear rehctub, I used to get all of our family's meat from a butcher. The quality of the m.....
» 3/06/2018 2:10:11 PM Dear Paul1405, Thank You for your sound reasoning. There's been such a pushback against.....
» 3/06/2018 2:03:03 PM On the topic of immigration... A paper presented by the Department of Treasury and Home A.....
» 3/06/2018 1:07:22 PM Dear individual, One Nation now only has two votes left in the Senate. Their power bloc h.....
» 3/06/2018 11:50:05 AM Dear Canem Malum, The point that I was trying to make with the quote that I gave earlier .....
» 2/06/2018 8:26:00 PM cont'd ... Dear Jayb, "Canem Malum" - roughly translated means - "Lock th.....
» 2/06/2018 8:23:12 PM Dear Canem Malum, Cave ab homine unius libri......
» 2/06/2018 8:07:42 PM Dear Jayb, It looks like I misunderstood you as well. My apologies. Thank You for expl.....
» 2/06/2018 8:01:24 PM Dear ALTRAV, I'm sorry that you're annoyed. I think we've been arguing at cross-purposes.....
» 2/06/2018 7:41:30 PM Here is an interesting link predicting Pauline Hanson's future: http://theaimn.com/paulin.....
» 2/06/2018 7:33:44 PM Dear individual, I understand what you're saying and I'm sure that all soldiers - whoever.....
» 2/06/2018 6:48:23 PM I think that the next election choice will be between Turnbull and Shorten. Of course I c.....
» 2/06/2018 6:39:38 PM Dear ALTRAV, I advise you to go back to your own posts and to my responses to your posts .....
» 2/06/2018 4:39:07 PM Dear ALTRAV, If you're talking about yourself and Jayb in your last post - then fair enou.....
» 2/06/2018 4:14:28 PM Dear doog, A tolerance of criticism and of dissenting opinions is to me fundamental to d.....
» 2/06/2018 4:01:34 PM Dear individual, All I really want to see on this forum is a bit of civility. How on eart.....
» 2/06/2018 3:43:08 PM Dear individual, I think many people are beginning to question their politicians and are .....
» 2/06/2018 1:55:10 PM Dear individual, On the contrary. Steel Redux is this forum's man of steel. He's doing a.....
» 2/06/2018 1:23:35 PM Dear doog, When voters are unhappy with the major parties they are looking to give their .....
» 2/06/2018 11:53:23 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add that there are rumours circulating that Mark Latham may be aks.....
» 2/06/2018 11:33:17 AM Dear Belly, Amanda Stoker, Queensland Liberal Senator stated that - "Senator Hanson .....
» 1/06/2018 6:23:49 PM Dear Steele, What an amazing human being. Thank You......
» 1/06/2018 4:49:13 PM Dear Steele, On the subject of women and the Australian military here's a few facts that .....
» 1/06/2018 4:28:16 PM We do need to ask - "Does the Senate really fulfill its perceived roles or does it e.....
» 1/06/2018 4:19:25 PM Dear runner, I think there's the issue of funding as well. Government cut-backs certainly.....
» 1/06/2018 3:54:28 PM Dear Belly, I missed you dreadfully when you left. I had always thought of you as the he.....
» 1/06/2018 11:18:02 AM There are people who feel strongly about halting immigration. Who see immigrants as proble.....
» 1/06/2018 10:58:50 AM Dear O Sung Wu, We can't bring back the past - but we can certainly try to deal with the .....
» 1/06/2018 10:51:47 AM Dear Belly, We need to have a debate on a second chamber that better meets the wishes of .....
» 31/05/2018 10:57:39 PM cont'd ... If you don't want me to respond - keep me out of your posts. But you can't go .....
» 31/05/2018 10:55:42 PM Dear ALTRAV, You were the one who brought me (and my followers - whoever they may be?) in.....
» 31/05/2018 8:31:28 PM I feel obliged to correct a few false statements made by ALTRAV - because reason and comm.....
» 31/05/2018 7:54:44 PM Dear diver dan, Belly has returned and that is wonderful because - we've had in the past .....
» 31/05/2018 7:03:40 PM Dear JF AAus, Here's the ABC's - one explanation for why fish are so expensive in Austral.....
» 31/05/2018 5:27:46 PM Dear ttbn, Betcha can't. You're far too angry. And your motivations are rather obvious......
» 31/05/2018 5:10:19 PM cont'd ... BTW: Your constant references to age - tells me that you're arguing on an emo.....
» 31/05/2018 5:06:16 PM Dear ttbn, It's easy to sit behind a keyboard and a screen. But its hard to write a balan.....
» 31/05/2018 3:46:53 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), We all have our stories and I guess every one has obstacles to over.....
» 31/05/2018 2:23:29 PM Dear JF Aus, Lets indeed test your claim about the ABC and investigative journalism. The.....
» 31/05/2018 12:25:22 PM Dear ttbn, I'm so sorry that you think so negatively about me. But as I've stated previou.....
» 30/05/2018 10:46:18 PM That's the beauty of this forum and why people love it so much and keep coming back......
» 30/05/2018 7:14:46 PM Dear individual, Thank You......
» 30/05/2018 6:43:01 PM Dear individual, I shouldn't have said - "thick as a brick," I should have foun.....
» 30/05/2018 4:52:49 PM Hey Individual, Re-read what Paul actually said and how you responded to it. You're the .....
» 30/05/2018 4:05:04 PM Dear Joe, Truth certainly was stranger than fiction in the Ernie Dingo program. It made m.....
» 30/05/2018 1:07:51 PM Dear Belly, It's amazing - the calming effect your return has had on me. I am so happy to.....
» 30/05/2018 10:53:25 AM Here's a link that explains things so well. In my opinion: http://www.spectator.com.au/20.....
» 30/05/2018 10:27:39 AM Did anyone watch the program - "Who Do You Think You Are?" at 7.30pm on SBS last.....
» 30/05/2018 10:16:43 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your acknowledgement and understanding of those difficult times .....
» 30/05/2018 10:01:27 AM Dear Belly, I can't believe it. WELCOME BACK! It is a beautiful morning - and then some.....
» 29/05/2018 11:33:50 PM Good Evening Steele, I've written many times on this forum that the art of reasoned, inte.....
» 29/05/2018 11:23:37 PM What about toilets for the disabled? I don't think they're designated by gender. So we'v.....
» 29/05/2018 6:57:16 PM same old sausages, fizzing and sputtering in their own grease. Their only flair is in thei.....
» 29/05/2018 6:22:01 PM so what? So that we can change the world. Or if we can't change the world, at least we c.....
» 29/05/2018 5:22:53 PM Jayb, Kindly give me an example of where I have ever done what you're accusing me of. I .....
» 29/05/2018 5:15:08 PM cont'd ... I'm not sure whether former Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor has had re-assign.....
» 29/05/2018 4:53:42 PM When is a woman a woman? I would have thought when she has official documentation confirm.....
» 29/05/2018 3:30:56 PM Dear rehctub, I watched "Q and A" last night (28/05/2018) and questions from th.....
» 29/05/2018 1:42:55 PM cont'd ... And as far as politics is concerned? My entire family has always voted Libera.....
» 29/05/2018 1:26:46 PM Dear Paul, There is no justification for making slurs against people on a public forum si.....
» 29/05/2018 10:18:16 AM Jayb, My father's entire family were wiped out by the Red Army. So for you to even sugges.....
» 28/05/2018 9:10:07 PM Dear Steele, I've just read your defence of myself and Paul concerning the massacres in R.....
» 28/05/2018 8:37:14 PM Dear ALTRAV, Go back and re-read some of my posts. I have tried to maintain a balance an.....
» 28/05/2018 8:11:26 PM Dear ALTRAV, One sick puppy! You need to get some help......
» 28/05/2018 7:54:08 PM Dear Banjo, From memory I think that what sank the Republic Referendum back then - was th.....
» 28/05/2018 7:51:21 PM Dear ALTRAV, What you don't seem to realise is - that quite frankly I don't really care w.....
» 28/05/2018 7:29:15 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank heavens (for little girls?) How apt to this discussion. Here's the .....
» 28/05/2018 7:03:48 PM Dear ALTRAV, Accusing me of bias? Go back and read what you post. It's anything but cla.....
» 28/05/2018 5:34:50 PM Today I'm sharing a few more jokes dealing with sexism. Here's another one: "Managed.....
» 28/05/2018 3:10:13 PM For those that want to stay informed here's a link that gives us nine things that we shoul.....
» 28/05/2018 2:55:29 PM Dear Is Mise, You just did. (smile)......
» 28/05/2018 2:06:01 PM Dear Toni, Thanks for the link. It explains about tourists for six months. What about i.....
» 28/05/2018 2:02:18 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Things are beginning to make sense. I'm finally starting to get it.....
» 28/05/2018 1:36:43 PM Dear Rehctub, I've just read your post addressed to me with interest. Talking about wome.....
» 28/05/2018 1:13:14 PM Dear Big Nana, Thank You. If you don't mind I am going to copy the post you've just give.....
» 28/05/2018 1:09:23 PM Can Australians enter the UK on an Australian passport without a visa?.....
» 28/05/2018 11:43:49 AM Dear Is Mise, Well shouldn't that section of the Constitution be reformed?.....
» 28/05/2018 11:38:20 AM cont'd ... And I'm talking about the Indigenous People as a whole - not the percentage of.....
» 28/05/2018 11:34:23 AM Dear Individual, Not Now Soon, and - Big Nana, Thank You so much for your thoughts. This.....
» 28/05/2018 11:18:01 AM What I don't quite understand is - We have a foreign Head of State - a British Queen. Our.....
» 27/05/2018 7:10:37 PM Dear AC, Thank You for apologising. I'm sorry as well. Please accept my apology. I've h.....
» 27/05/2018 6:52:19 PM cont'd ... I've been told that all officials in high positions are given a choice of vehi.....
» 27/05/2018 6:38:35 PM Dear Joe, Just a small question. You stated that you were referring earlier to Aborigina.....
» 27/05/2018 6:00:25 PM Dear Is Mise, This is such a controversial issue and such an emotive one......
» 27/05/2018 4:53:32 PM Dear AC, You've got some cheek! You accuse me of being a sucker for "media release&.....
» 27/05/2018 4:46:39 PM Dear AC, Wrong. All I'm doing is merely responding to Banjo's question about what percen.....
» 27/05/2018 4:10:04 PM Hi Banjo, Pope Francis cited that only 2% of priests in the Catholic Church have been fou.....
» 27/05/2018 2:24:32 PM Talking about words, and racism ... Our language reflects our view of the world, and so i.....
» 27/05/2018 11:40:11 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add the more recent changes in societies - like same-sex marriage......
» 27/05/2018 10:54:13 AM Dear ALTRAV, However whether we like it or not - societies and times do change. People do.....
» 26/05/2018 7:27:02 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for the offer (and compliment). But - I love my husban.....
» 26/05/2018 7:04:19 PM Dear Is Mise, I guess he's one of the many in western countries who constantly challenge .....
» 26/05/2018 6:27:04 PM Dear ALTRAV, Kindly read the link I cited for Is Mise on the previous page. It may help......
» 26/05/2018 6:07:26 PM Dear Is Mise, Yes, society has been telling us for decades regarding gender roles - which.....
» 26/05/2018 5:40:24 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for clarifying things further for me. And you need not b.....
» 26/05/2018 4:42:29 PM Dear ALTRAV, A couple of corrections. Firstly I am not pushing any ideology. I do not .....
» 26/05/2018 4:28:38 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), It certainly would be interesting to time travel and see how Austra.....
» 26/05/2018 4:03:15 PM Dear ttbn, I don't like attaching labels to people because I find that most people's view.....
» 26/05/2018 1:46:20 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Your questions as to whether Australia could have been "left a.....
» 26/05/2018 12:07:07 PM "In all the copious debates about religion and society, one of the key questions is n.....
» 26/05/2018 11:35:47 AM cont'd ... Besides, I should add that I also admire - Joe (Loudmouth), David Fisher, O Su.....
» 26/05/2018 11:28:44 AM Dear ttbn, Don't be jealous. I'm sure that there's people on this forum that like you as.....
» 26/05/2018 11:22:41 AM Dear Paul, We so badly need capable people in Canberra. Male and female. We need talented.....
» 26/05/2018 11:09:58 AM There's not much more that really needs to be said. What will be the final shape of gende.....
» 26/05/2018 10:33:51 AM Dear Steele, Thank You for your kind words. I wasn't sure what sort of statement Joe (Lo.....
» 25/05/2018 11:28:00 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for the information. I wish the new lady All The Best, and every succe.....
» 25/05/2018 11:26:15 PM Dear ALTRAV, I only listed the advantages and disadvantages that men suffered compared t.....
» 25/05/2018 7:05:18 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), No. Don't give up the project. I for one would like to see how it .....
» 25/05/2018 6:52:26 PM Dear Is Mise, I prefer high-heeled boots......
» 25/05/2018 2:25:29 PM Dear Banjo, A military force (Israel) supported by the super power of the US, with all of.....
» 25/05/2018 2:20:50 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for the information. From what I can gather - what Lieutenant.....
» 25/05/2018 2:09:06 PM We can see - that the sexist belief in the superiority of men pervades many areas of our .....
» 25/05/2018 12:09:46 PM Dear rehctub, There are plenty of websites that you can look up regarding the gender pay .....
» 25/05/2018 11:32:14 AM Dear Paul, History and statistics tell the full story I could go on and on in this discu.....
» 25/05/2018 10:24:05 AM Many people are concerned about big business wielding power and influence over the Liberal.....
» 24/05/2018 8:00:47 PM Dear ALTRAV, I stopped reading your post after a few sentences. Enjoy your evening......
» 24/05/2018 7:05:10 PM Albanese seems like a nice fellow, however he seems to have difficulty in communicating. N.....
» 24/05/2018 6:57:48 PM Dear CHERFUL, Thanks for that. I always enjoy reading your posts......
» 24/05/2018 6:38:21 PM Dear Hasbeen, The author of the link I gave, C. August Elliott is a former soldier. So yo.....
» 24/05/2018 5:56:55 PM As I said earlier - Steele is "Simply The Best," (and smart as well)......
» 24/05/2018 5:54:43 PM It is very relevant - that excuse has and will continue to be used over and over again. St.....
» 24/05/2018 5:00:04 PM The seal of the Confessional did not apply in many victim's cases. Reporting took place ou.....
» 24/05/2018 4:52:55 PM Dear Is Mise, I'll read yours if you read mine: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-28/de.....
» 24/05/2018 4:32:53 PM Dear Is Mise, It appears that what happened in 1915 and the 1940s under conditions of war.....
» 24/05/2018 3:38:20 PM But we need another hero and Steele is - "Simply The Best!".....
» 24/05/2018 3:13:42 PM Campbell is only banning inappropriate symbols that have no connection with military unifo.....
» 24/05/2018 1:56:43 PM Archbishop Wilson is among a handful of Catholic clerics in the world to be charged with t.....
» 24/05/2018 12:20:09 PM Dear ALTRAV, Our society today is individualistic and highly open to change. and men and .....
» 23/05/2018 6:38:07 PM Dear RObert, There are many female politicians that I wouldn't vote for. The same applies.....
» 23/05/2018 6:32:36 PM It is complicated, I can see that. As women began questioning their role in the family an.....
» 23/05/2018 6:00:26 PM Dear Philip S., You need to look up the lady's work entitlements under her visa. She was .....
» 23/05/2018 3:54:24 PM Dear Philip S., This is a storm in a teacup. The lady in question is an Australian citiz.....
» 23/05/2018 1:44:55 PM I've been reading all of your comments with interest. It appears that many of you recogni.....
» 23/05/2018 1:23:22 PM Dear Steele, Fair enough. Dear Hassie, You're not stating the facts. You're distorting.....
» 22/05/2018 7:13:29 PM Dear Hassie, Isn't our Parliament full of lawyers?.....
» 22/05/2018 6:51:59 PM Dear ttbn, Most people like my husband. He's a very quiet, gentle soul. Totally conserva.....
» 22/05/2018 6:47:29 PM Dear Hassie, That previous post of yours directed at Steele smacks of the discredited McC.....
» 22/05/2018 6:30:13 PM Dear Steele, Here are two more links on the subject: http://antonyloewenstein.com/2017/0.....
» 22/05/2018 5:04:09 PM Dear rehctub, Thank You for replying honestly. It is interesting that you don't have a p.....
» 22/05/2018 4:50:47 PM Dear Banjo, In June 1967, the Six Day War changed the face of the Middle East. Israel's A.....
» 22/05/2018 4:25:51 PM There are so many politicians to choose from apart from Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten. .....
» 22/05/2018 3:42:33 PM "One would think," writes Israeli journalist Daphna Baram, "that Israel was.....
» 22/05/2018 3:22:33 PM Dear Paul and Steele, I remember decades ago when my husband and I were seated in the wa.....
» 22/05/2018 1:39:52 PM I've got some questions for you - and I ask that you be honest in answering the questions......
» 22/05/2018 1:14:52 PM My mother passed away in January of this year. She made me the Executor of her will. It w.....
» 21/05/2018 3:43:20 PM This is one of the most interesting links on the subject that I've come across yet: http:.....
» 20/05/2018 7:01:40 PM Dear Is Mise, So, what's your problem?.....
» 20/05/2018 6:21:15 PM Dear Is Mise, The Conclusion that I was referring to is at the end of the link I gave. D.....
» 20/05/2018 6:13:12 PM Dear Steele, It is very disappointing in how Australia voted. I had a great deal of admi.....
» 20/05/2018 6:02:47 PM Dear ttbn, You need to look up Christian terrorism. Before you post. There's enough info.....
» 20/05/2018 3:50:18 PM The following link is an interesting read. Especially the Conclusion at the end: http://w.....
» 20/05/2018 3:24:48 PM I am not an "apologist" for Islam. Or any religious extremists. I simply do not .....
» 20/05/2018 11:04:46 AM Dear Steele, Sadly, once again, Australia has placed a higher value on Israel's vision of.....
» 15/05/2018 4:21:31 PM My apologies for the typo. Here's the link again: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr.....
» 15/05/2018 4:16:11 PM Dear Bazz, Here's more on the subject of fundamentalism: http://www.theguardian.com/comm.....
» 15/05/2018 3:50:56 PM cont'd ... As stated previously - fundamentalists and extremists exist in all groups. As .....
» 15/05/2018 3:49:16 PM Dear rehctub, At least you are doing something positive to help those that are genuine. A.....
» 15/05/2018 3:39:23 PM And here we have : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism There's even more on.....
» 15/05/2018 2:34:03 PM Dear rehctub, I never doubted your humanity......
» 15/05/2018 11:45:33 AM In his victory speech Donald Trump praised Hillary Clinton's hard fought campaign and than.....
» 15/05/2018 11:14:16 AM Dear Is Mise, Just as 99.9% of all Catholic priests are child sex abusers?.....
» 14/05/2018 1:18:25 PM Dear runner, I acknowledge your expertise on - "funny in the head." Dear Hassi.....
» 14/05/2018 11:14:50 AM Dear Is Mise, It varies. Sugar, lemon, honey or jam - depending on the type of tea. With.....
» 12/05/2018 5:14:58 PM We should pay closer attention to China. In Australia, journalists, politicians, and schol.....
» 12/05/2018 4:31:41 PM Dear Paul, Of course you use fresh cabbage leaves when making cabbage rolls. My Gran taug.....
» 12/05/2018 11:25:44 AM Dear runner, You were the one who introduced the topic of "regressives" into th.....
» 12/05/2018 11:16:42 AM Dear Banjo, It sounds like you need a big hug and I wish that I could give you one. I und.....
» 11/05/2018 12:27:02 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that I also love - Singapore noodles, and of course a pork roa.....
» 11/05/2018 12:23:49 PM Dear Paul, I don't see a bright future for people whose views are tempered by fear and di.....
» 11/05/2018 11:06:01 AM Dear runner, I worry about you. It appears that for you it's all a matter of, "I fea.....
» 11/05/2018 10:51:08 AM I can't understand all this fuss about an old lady who speaks her own language. Has she do.....
» 11/05/2018 10:35:38 AM Dear runner, Define "regressives.".....
» 11/05/2018 10:34:05 AM Dear Is Mise, These people will adapt in so many ways over time. The environment and infl.....
» 11/05/2018 10:28:38 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You......
» 11/05/2018 10:25:38 AM Dear Is Mise, Seeing as you want this topic discussed, here's a link that does that - inc.....
» 10/05/2018 5:39:23 PM I believe that the Government has recognised some of the needs of our ageing population i.....
» 10/05/2018 5:34:31 PM Dear Is Mise, Outside of Australia's Indigenous People, we are all immigrants or descenda.....
» 9/05/2018 7:00:37 PM Here's a link that discusses some of the issues involved: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018.....
» 9/05/2018 3:45:01 PM There are many older people who are very active. Many look after grand-children, travel, p.....
» 8/05/2018 11:12:30 AM It looks like there's not much interest in this topic and that it appears to have run its .....
» 6/05/2018 6:51:01 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I have heard (and read a great deal) about cases like the one you mention.....
» 6/05/2018 10:37:29 AM Dear NNS, Thank You for your advice. And I agree that there are signs that family members.....
» 6/05/2018 10:23:15 AM Dear Is Mise, I suspect there are realms out there that we can't even begin to imagine......
» 6/05/2018 10:20:21 AM Dear JF Aus, Beautifully said and I can't argue with the valid issues you've raised......
» 5/05/2018 5:17:46 PM cont'd ... It would appear that the Australian Government is making a push to re-establis.....
» 5/05/2018 5:14:01 PM Not quite sure that what's being spruiked here is accurate. This is a recent link as to w.....
» 5/05/2018 2:37:17 PM My husband and I have gone through various experiences of aged care here in Melbourne thro.....
» 5/05/2018 2:27:20 PM It looks like this discussion has now run its course. Thanks to everyone who contributed......
» 4/05/2018 12:15:55 PM Dear Paul, My family fled from the Soviet Regime. They lost family members, their country.....
» 4/05/2018 12:05:16 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for explaining. It is appreciated......
» 3/05/2018 2:52:42 PM I've grown up with having my family admire the British Monarchy. And it's just something I.....
» 3/05/2018 2:44:50 PM Dear Steve, The link that I cited earlier I gave specifically because it dealt with the b.....
» 3/05/2018 11:20:41 AM Dear Steve, Perhaps we could take an example from Finland. To them children do matter. Re.....
» 3/05/2018 11:17:38 AM Dear Paul, I don't think that the Monarchy is "worshipped." I think rather than.....
» 2/05/2018 7:37:54 PM The following link is worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-04/teachers-know-b.....
» 2/05/2018 7:09:54 PM Dear Paul, Fair enough......
» 2/05/2018 3:02:45 PM Dear Joe, We certainly live in interesting times. Interesting, but scary. I worry about.....
» 2/05/2018 2:06:46 PM Dear Joe, It will be interesting to see who the Democrats will come up with to run agains.....
» 2/05/2018 1:41:04 PM I found an interesting article in our local newspaper this week. It attracted my attention.....
» 2/05/2018 1:21:35 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add - Woollomooloo, Chippendale, and even Parramatta. Good old Wen.....
» 2/05/2018 1:07:42 PM You can't always judge suburbs accurately. They do change with time. I remember how my p.....
» 2/05/2018 1:02:15 PM Dear Joe, I can't help wondering though - who are the Democrats going to put up to run op.....
» 2/05/2018 12:58:17 PM Dear Paul, Don't knock all women's mags. Many of them provide so much joy for so many wom.....
» 1/05/2018 6:20:33 PM Dear Joe, Thank You for the quote. It is very apt. And, it matches what Peter Costello .....
» 1/05/2018 5:09:21 PM I've always felt that in this country class really did not matter all that much. That life.....
» 1/05/2018 2:44:54 PM I always manage to find some money in my purse and I give what I can. I also don't ask the.....
» 1/05/2018 1:20:25 PM cont'd ... Mum was such a staunch monarchist and was hoping to live to be 100 so that she.....
» 1/05/2018 1:14:57 PM Dear Joe, I watched 'QandA' on the ABC last night (30th April, 2018). It was an interesti.....
» 1/05/2018 10:54:28 AM Perhaps more would be achieved after the next American election if the leadership changes......
» 1/05/2018 10:48:33 AM Dear Paul, It will be interesting to see what happens as the Queen gets older whether she.....
» 30/04/2018 10:56:38 PM Dear Is Mise, I have no interest in any further discussion with you. Find someone else t.....
» 30/04/2018 5:03:23 PM Dear Is Mise, Yes the courts have interpreted it. In fact - The term "self-defence.....
» 30/04/2018 2:35:14 PM Dear Is Mise, You again ask me - how do I interpret the Second Amendment of the American .....
» 29/04/2018 6:34:09 PM Dear Is Mise, Read the link I've given on the 2nd Amendment - Its quite self explanatory......
» 29/04/2018 6:27:09 PM Dear Hassie, You know that I always read your posts and take what you say on board. But .....
» 29/04/2018 3:56:42 PM Dear Josephus, Thanks for your contribution. I'm not sure about conflict though. Things .....
» 29/04/2018 3:41:10 PM Dear Is Mise, You've asked - "What about donations paid to our major parties?" .....
» 29/04/2018 3:26:21 PM Regarding the Second Amendment? Here's a link that explains this further: http://www.sla.....
» 29/04/2018 10:53:07 AM Dear Josephus, I'm not sure that that these don't overlap. To me it appears that things .....
» 29/04/2018 10:49:06 AM Dear Is Mise, You ask - why single out the NRA? The topic of this discussion is - ".....
» 29/04/2018 10:43:24 AM Yes, the man is a wonder allright. No denying that. Scandals, massive staff exodus, blasts.....
» 28/04/2018 7:29:14 PM How well the Trump administration is doing? By all means lets ignore the scandals, staff .....
» 28/04/2018 2:00:53 PM "Please do not forget the great help that my good friend, President Xi (Jinping) of C.....
» 28/04/2018 1:55:02 PM The following link might help: http://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/2/27/17051560/money-n.....
» 28/04/2018 10:49:18 AM Dear Is Mise, They are not defending their Constitution. What they're doing is defending .....
» 28/04/2018 10:28:07 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add that personally, I like having a say in who governs me at both.....
» 28/04/2018 10:22:42 AM Dear Nathan, You've raised a topic that Peter Costello wrote about in his Memoirs, ".....
» 27/04/2018 9:09:45 PM Dear Is Mise, You're the one having trouble with facts. The amounts listed as explained .....
» 27/04/2018 8:56:21 PM Dear Paul, Of course I want peace in the world. And we're not alone in this. For millenni.....
» 27/04/2018 7:34:07 PM It's all fake news - ask Mr Trump......
» 27/04/2018 7:23:57 PM Dear Is Mise, They're not allegations. They're facts. And they're easily accessible on th.....
» 27/04/2018 5:08:47 PM Thanks rache. Well said......
» 27/04/2018 12:08:57 PM Dear Bazz, I hear what you're saying, however how can you get someone to stand down when .....
» 27/04/2018 10:38:56 AM I was just wondering though - what happens to that system when people emigrate to other co.....
» 27/04/2018 10:34:57 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for giving us more information about the class system in India. .....
» 27/04/2018 10:27:48 AM I agree with Paul on this one. It is more productive to include Syria in this. It's only .....
» 26/04/2018 6:58:13 PM US Ambassador to the UN Disarmament Conference that is scheduled for next month, Robert Wo.....
» 26/04/2018 3:40:31 PM Dear Is Mise, It's all very complicated isn't it. But that's America. The system allows .....
» 26/04/2018 11:35:40 AM My typo, sorry. Here's the link again: http://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/23/politics/nra-pol.....
» 26/04/2018 11:29:52 AM The following link explains: http://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/23/politics/nra-political-mon.....
» 26/04/2018 11:26:35 AM ooops sorry for my typo: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/the-clas.....
» 26/04/2018 11:23:01 AM It looks like this discussion is not going anywhere. Thanks for those who did contribute. .....
» 26/04/2018 10:14:00 AM Money definitely talks in the US of A!.....
» 25/04/2018 4:07:03 PM Here's an interesting link on classes in Australia: http://www.quora.com/How-do-you-know-.....
» 25/04/2018 4:04:31 PM Dear Is Mise, Thank You for explaining about the Indian mark on the forehead. I remember .....
» 25/04/2018 2:12:12 PM Dear ttbn, Thanks for that. I don't quite get this "class" business at all. S.....
» 25/04/2018 11:44:16 AM Thanks ttbn, I wasn't aware of these breakdowns until I watched the program on the ABC. I.....
» 24/04/2018 7:15:34 PM Dear Nathan, You ask why is there limited compassion for those without food? There's limi.....
» 24/04/2018 10:56:27 AM I watched "Q&A" last night (4/23/2018) on the ABC and was quite surprised to lea.....
» 24/04/2018 10:47:41 AM It looks like this discussion has now run its course. Thanks to everyone who contributed. .....
» 23/04/2018 2:49:04 PM Dear Toni, Yes, but you can't smoke them. And my brother was more interested in what he .....
» 23/04/2018 1:36:55 PM Dear Toni, My brother enjoyed rolling his own. Brownies would not have appealed at all. .....
» 23/04/2018 11:39:32 AM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for those words. I think that Prince Charles who's spent a lif.....
» 23/04/2018 11:20:07 AM Dear Paul, My older brother had smoked pot all of his life. He used to be have his own ba.....
» 23/04/2018 10:38:24 AM I suspect that Prince Charles won't have to wait much longer. All the indications are that.....
» 22/04/2018 10:52:38 PM Dear Albie, I'm pretty sure that will never happen. When Charles becomes king, Camilla w.....
» 22/04/2018 6:59:06 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Them that think they can, and them that think they can't, are right.....
» 22/04/2018 6:14:02 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), So you really didn't mean your "kiss my hairy arse" comme.....
» 22/04/2018 5:13:07 PM Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king, the job he was born to do. Now he .....
» 22/04/2018 4:40:24 PM As far as Yassmin not being allowed entry into the US? The lady in question should not hav.....
» 22/04/2018 4:29:17 PM As I understand it Mr Di Natale is for the legalisation of marijuana predominantly because.....
» 22/04/2018 10:42:21 AM Here is an interesting link, that raises quite a few interesting and in my opinion - valid.....
» 22/04/2018 10:20:37 AM I'll try again: http://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/07/prince-charles-profit-best-fr.....
» 22/04/2018 10:13:46 AM Dear Philip S., Here's a link on the Paradise Papers. It's worth a read: http://www.theg.....
» 21/04/2018 6:37:43 PM Dear Philip S., The Prince's track record on green issues speaks for itself and according.....
» 21/04/2018 6:14:20 PM Dear Josephus, What we are talking about here is a person who is a role model for young p.....
» 21/04/2018 4:45:35 PM Dear Josephus, Defence of free speech should not only be for those we agree with. Of cou.....
» 21/04/2018 4:06:59 PM Dear ttbn, I doubt if the question of "heredity" was ever at risk as far as Pri.....
» 21/04/2018 3:49:05 PM Dear runner, When you refer to other people's views as "perverted" it doesn't s.....
» 21/04/2018 12:14:39 PM Toni, The Queen is 92. Prince Charles is 69. The odds of her surviving him are not too g.....
» 21/04/2018 11:51:47 AM Dear Josephus, People are entitled to their religious beliefs and to express them. Howev.....
» 20/04/2018 7:19:14 PM Dear Josephus, I agree with you that Israel Folau probably did not intend to upset people.....
» 20/04/2018 1:24:40 PM Is freedom of speech being denied? Not yet. While being at pains to convince the public .....
» 20/04/2018 11:45:38 AM It appears that Her Majesty has made it quite clear that she wishes her son, Prince Charle.....
» 19/04/2018 6:44:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, No in this case I have to disagree with you. With any two other le.....
» 19/04/2018 2:32:50 PM Dear Paul, I feel so sorry for the family of that young lad who was killed and find it ra.....
» 19/04/2018 12:00:34 PM Sorry for my typo. Here's the link again: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opini.....
» 19/04/2018 11:50:27 AM The two leaders did meet face-to-face at the G20 Summit and spoke for over 2 hours. Unfort.....
» 18/04/2018 11:30:59 AM Dear Shadow Minister, According to an article in, The Guardian, Apr. 14, 2018, "The.....
» 18/04/2018 11:07:45 AM Hey guys - what's with all the name calling? If you disagree with someone's opinion - pro.....
» 17/04/2018 3:59:45 PM According to the link listed below - "The man holding the best cards in Syria is sti.....
» 15/04/2018 5:08:13 PM Dear rache, Thanks for those stats. I can't really comment much on who's on welfare and .....
» 14/04/2018 8:07:09 PM There's a couple of things that need to be considered with the attack on Syria: 1) How se.....
» 14/04/2018 1:43:12 PM President Trump has ordered strikes on Syria over suspected chemical weapons: http://www......
» 13/04/2018 4:12:15 PM Another link that may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-15/renewable-ene.....
» 13/04/2018 3:41:09 PM Dear BROCK, Thanks for sharing that with us - it sounds great. However, the intention of.....
» 13/04/2018 3:25:29 PM Dear OP2, Thanks for that. When Trump first got elected - I just couldn't believe it, bu.....
» 13/04/2018 1:27:59 PM Dear AJ, I remember as a child being told when my beloved granfather died that he went to.....
» 13/04/2018 12:47:32 PM Here's an interesting reaction of Mr Trump on Putin: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-1.....
» 13/04/2018 10:46:57 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The Brookings Institute is a century-old American research group on.....
» 13/04/2018 10:16:52 AM Dear ttbn, What does ttbn - stand for? BTW: Don't make assumptions about what I do or do.....
» 12/04/2018 7:37:24 PM Dear runner, For my endorsement to occur you'd have to post something of more substance t.....
» 12/04/2018 7:19:32 PM It appears that many Australians do want the government to focus on renewables even if it .....
» 12/04/2018 7:09:30 PM Dear runner, You're just silly!.....
» 12/04/2018 5:40:23 PM Dear OP2, The following link is worth a look: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23.....
» 12/04/2018 4:39:06 PM Dear Bush bunny, I'm so sorry to read about the problems you'v had with your grandaughter.....
» 12/04/2018 4:09:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Here's a link from someone who knows Trump well: http://www.bloomb.....
» 12/04/2018 4:01:54 PM Dear rache, Thanks for replying to my question concerning Turnbull. Things do look disma.....
» 12/04/2018 9:29:07 AM Dear Shadow Minister, We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. History will judge thi.....
» 12/04/2018 9:19:05 AM Dear ttbn, My article simply shows that the government was trying to do something regardi.....
» 11/04/2018 7:38:43 PM Dear JB, You give me too much credit. It wasn't meant as any sort of a dig. I simply wa.....
» 11/04/2018 7:19:27 PM Please excuse my repeating what I've written so many times in the past. Here goes: Many p.....
» 11/04/2018 6:48:23 PM An article in the Australian Financial Review disproves that the Prime Minister is incline.....
» 11/04/2018 6:27:23 PM Dear Is Mise, I just exaggerated to draw attention to the problem. Besides, so many anim.....
» 11/04/2018 5:21:38 PM Dear rache, So what do you think of Malcolm Turnbull as an economic manager?.....
» 11/04/2018 4:59:46 PM Why on earth do the exporters of live animals export into a ho,t steamy, humid, summer sea.....
» 11/04/2018 4:31:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The link may be a week old - but the facts are relevant and haven't.....
» 11/04/2018 2:45:17 PM The one bit of consistently good news for our Prime Minister is that he has retained his s.....
» 11/04/2018 2:01:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Taken from the Los Angeles Times: "A President who relies on .....
» 11/04/2018 11:12:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You need to look at just more than one side of the coin. When you g.....
» 10/04/2018 8:35:15 PM As one reader put it on the web: " Trump changes his tune by the minute, incredibly .....
» 10/04/2018 3:51:35 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that Trump can't use either carrots or sticks without the appr.....
» 10/04/2018 3:44:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I agree with you about the stick and the carrot. But we're thinking.....
» 10/04/2018 2:19:59 PM apologies for my typo. It should be - oligarchs......
» 10/04/2018 2:17:48 PM Dear runner, Mr Putin supports the Assad regime while America supports the separatists - .....
» 10/04/2018 1:17:15 PM Dear Shadow Minister, One can only hope. However, if I was a betting person, I still wou.....
» 10/04/2018 1:12:48 PM With reference to the polls on the current government. It is the Conservatives in the Coa.....
» 10/04/2018 12:35:32 PM Barnaby Joyce did not stand down at any point in his career until he was forced to do so. .....
» 10/04/2018 12:07:36 PM It's great to read the various contributions. I've been doing more reading on the subject.....
» 9/04/2018 8:29:12 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Welcome back. I've missed your postings. As for Russia's future? D.....
» 9/04/2018 3:03:06 PM Dear ttbn, For your information - I reigned supreme not only at the kitchen table, but in.....
» 9/04/2018 1:29:51 PM cont'd ... Before anyone praises Putin - they should read the book, "The Man Withou.....
» 9/04/2018 1:20:24 PM I suppose considering my ancestry - (parents fleeing from communists, their family members.....
» 9/04/2018 10:35:09 AM I read a few days ago that apparently American President Donald Trump has invited the Russ.....
» 9/04/2018 9:23:48 AM Dear Is Mise, It's always good to read from various perspectives isn't it? My point in th.....
» 8/04/2018 7:12:56 PM Dear ttbn, Once again you can't help being offensive. You have to stoop to personal insu.....
» 8/04/2018 4:14:47 PM Dear Big Nana, See you on another discussion. This one for me has run its course. Cheer.....
» 8/04/2018 10:06:44 AM Dear Big Nana, You seem to have missed the point that I have been making all along in thi.....
» 7/04/2018 8:52:57 PM My mother suffered from dementia. She passed away on 26th January 2018. I worked as a volu.....
» 7/04/2018 8:22:34 PM Dear ttbn, The information that I gave earlier came from more than one site on the web - .....
» 7/04/2018 7:25:34 PM Dear ttbn, It's called doing research on the topic. I highly recommend it......
» 7/04/2018 5:53:56 PM Apparently in the 1950s and 1960s - Australians were becoming more and more aware of the f.....
» 7/04/2018 4:55:43 PM The poor state of Indigenous people today needs to be seen in the historic context of broa.....
» 7/04/2018 11:32:58 AM The facts as taken from the link given below are as follows: "Indigenous Australians.....
» 6/04/2018 9:29:14 PM Dear Banjo, Big Nana's expertise has been acknowledged many times on this forum. Dear Bi.....
» 6/04/2018 3:52:53 PM Dear Banjo, I've already read Big Nana's post. I have also responded to it......
» 6/04/2018 1:45:50 PM Dear Is Mise, Because a glossary is simply a list of terms that may be unfamiliar to some.....
» 6/04/2018 1:31:02 PM Dear Is Mise, I did not rubbish the farmer. I went on the evidence that you gave us in yo.....
» 6/04/2018 11:12:16 AM Dear Big Nana, Kindly go back and read the link that I gave from Media Watch. It will cla.....
» 6/04/2018 10:53:41 AM Dear Is Mise, I might also be right (smile)......
» 5/04/2018 7:13:13 PM Dear Is Mise, You asked me where I got the information from for my earlier statement of -.....
» 5/04/2018 5:26:23 PM cont'd ... Here's the link: http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4821769.htm G.....
» 5/04/2018 5:22:21 PM Dear Bazz, Firstly you need to get your facts right about "White Privilege," Me.....
» 5/04/2018 3:41:29 PM Dear Is Mise, I wouldn't worry about making sure that nurses and doctors or any hospital .....
» 5/04/2018 3:22:59 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I imagine we all have relatives who have been involved in wars. I tried f.....
» 5/04/2018 2:26:26 PM A NSW Health spokesperson stated that: "The policy is flexible, allowing the local h.....
» 5/04/2018 1:53:07 PM Dear O Sung Wu, This day holds a very special place in many Australian hearts. It is a ti.....
» 5/04/2018 12:16:52 PM Dear Is Mise, From your post, it appears that if the lady in question dropped her dog lea.....
» 5/04/2018 11:43:46 AM Dear Paul, The policy does not mandate separate waiting rooms for Indigenous patients. Wh.....
» 4/04/2018 10:49:15 PM Then perhaps you could arrange to go to the chapel after your turn in Emergency - that is .....
» 4/04/2018 7:45:11 PM Dear Is Mise, Most hospitals do have Chapels. I'm sure that your wishes could be accommo.....
» 4/04/2018 7:39:48 PM Dear Paul, The Victorian Police Insignia I believe is -"Uphold The Right." Perh.....
» 4/04/2018 7:07:03 PM Dear Bush bunny, I've come to realise that true religion is internal not external. The sp.....
» 4/04/2018 6:26:23 PM Dear Paul, Don't react. Best to just walk away......
» 4/04/2018 6:23:43 PM Is Mise, Do tell!.....
» 4/04/2018 2:23:57 PM Dear Paul, I certainly do understand it. And whether its a hospital or funeral directors,.....
» 4/04/2018 2:13:45 PM Dear Banjo, The news on TV is so depressing at the moment. What about those six police o.....
» 4/04/2018 11:05:20 AM Oooops, sorry for my typo......
» 4/04/2018 11:01:28 AM As far as I'm aware this is an attempt to make hospitals more culturally aware of their lo.....
» 3/04/2018 5:14:35 PM Dear OP2, I don't believe that any discussion should have the attitude that "It's ei.....
» 3/04/2018 4:35:43 PM Dear Banjo, Does winning justify cheating? I was raised with the notion that the spirit o.....
» 3/04/2018 11:08:42 AM Dear Paul, Thank You for your comments. Prof. Barbara Thiering did not intend to demean J.....
» 2/04/2018 6:25:32 PM Prof. Barbara Thiering died in 2015. Her book "Jesus The Man," was a revolutiona.....
» 2/04/2018 4:08:02 PM Back to the topic of - "Is there life after death?" The following link is worth.....
» 2/04/2018 3:52:50 PM The real story of Jesus - a man of pivotal significance in our history - has been obscured.....
» 1/04/2018 5:50:41 PM Dear Bush bunny, Prof. Barbara Thiering in her book, "Jesus The Man: A New Interpret.....
» 1/04/2018 9:32:22 AM Good Morning Everyone, Did you all turn your clocks back one hour? Those of you affected .....
» 1/04/2018 9:27:22 AM It looks like this discussion has now run its course. I'd like to Thank everyone for their.....
» 30/03/2018 10:44:44 AM I'd like to wish everyone a "Happy Easter," break. Enjoy your time with your lo.....
» 30/03/2018 10:29:12 AM Dear benk, I also like Penny Wong. However I'm not sure that her party would select anoth.....
» 29/03/2018 11:00:12 AM Dear OP2, I was raised to dream big. I believe in humanity and I like to remind people to.....
» 28/03/2018 3:04:57 PM Dear OP2, We lived and worked in the United States for close to ten years. I understand y.....
» 28/03/2018 2:53:50 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You could be right. There could be more to this than we're being told. Ho.....
» 28/03/2018 2:01:15 PM I think it would help all concerned if in our society we treated addicts and mentally ill .....
» 28/03/2018 1:31:27 PM Dear OP2, I'm more optimistic about our political system. Take a look at the recent Batm.....
» 28/03/2018 12:51:09 PM Dear Paul, I agree with you whole-heartedly. This case is very disturbing. It is hard to .....
» 27/03/2018 6:59:48 PM I may live to regret it - but I really can't currently see any other option than Malcolm T.....
» 27/03/2018 10:02:44 AM Dear OP2, You most certainly summed it up in a nutshell. Very entertaining or perhaps in.....
» 27/03/2018 9:51:30 AM Dear mhaze, This where we disagree. I don't believe that the US Government is doing what .....
» 26/03/2018 7:25:17 PM Dear runner, Perhaps you should actually watch the ABC and see for yourself that Mr Turnb.....
» 26/03/2018 12:04:28 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Just a reminder. It was Turnbull who won the leadership of the Liberal Pa.....
» 26/03/2018 10:31:45 AM How accountable is Israel with the money it receives from the United States? "Criti.....
» 26/03/2018 9:53:02 AM Malcolm Turnbull doesn't feel the pressure to hide his intellect beneath a facade of bloki.....
» 26/03/2018 8:24:18 AM It will be interesting to see whether the PM can get the company tax cuts through the Sena.....
» 26/03/2018 8:14:18 AM Dear mhaze, The following link may clarify a few things for you: http://www.washingtonpo.....
» 25/03/2018 5:30:42 PM The following link taking from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade explains fully .....
» 25/03/2018 11:59:39 AM My husband has pointed out the fact that Mr Turnbull has always tried to maintain a balanc.....
» 25/03/2018 11:26:21 AM Voters need a new agenda and a sorely-needed sense of direction. The Government has not wo.....
» 25/03/2018 10:47:18 AM Gentlemen, I'll take on board what you guys are stating. However, seeing as you admit tha.....
» 24/03/2018 7:01:03 PM I've recently re-read what Rabbi Marianne Williamson had to say on the subject of intolera.....
» 24/03/2018 6:29:17 PM Dear Hassie, Isn't there a hard working Independent you could vote for in your area? It s.....
» 24/03/2018 6:09:43 PM Dear Is Mise, Bill Shorten seems to be a rather ruthless factional player and a former un.....
» 24/03/2018 5:59:51 PM Dear mhaze, No don't put me into the "anti-transparency" phase. Instead put me .....
» 24/03/2018 5:53:55 PM Dear Is Mise, I remember flying into Los Angeles and not being able to see due to a brown.....
» 24/03/2018 3:45:00 PM I thought it may be interesting to discuss the potential of who's going to be our next Pri.....
» 24/03/2018 11:38:39 AM Once again it bears remembering that Scott Pruitt heads the Environmental Protection Agenc.....
» 23/03/2018 12:15:00 PM More on Mr Pruitt and what he really believes in: http://time.com/5139589/scott-pruitt-cl.....
» 23/03/2018 9:32:15 AM Dear Hassie, You'll have to excuse my scepticism regarding Scott Pruitt. He is a climate .....
» 22/03/2018 6:47:25 PM People should also be made aware that Pruitt is a climate change denier (he also does not .....
» 22/03/2018 6:25:20 PM It bears remembering that Pruit heads the Environmental Protection Agency. It's easy to fo.....
» 22/03/2018 12:55:21 PM Dear Hassie, Actually, I have a different picture of Mr Pruitt from the one you've descri.....
» 21/03/2018 6:14:08 PM Dear runner, I am talking about your posts in general and the fact that they do not refle.....
» 21/03/2018 4:25:44 PM Here are a few links that may be of some interest: http://www.physicsoftheuniverse.com/sc.....
» 21/03/2018 3:53:03 PM The term "Fake News" is not a new concept folks. Do you know who invented the t.....
» 21/03/2018 1:07:07 PM Is Mise, Let me see if I understand you correctly. That because you have a licence to own.....
» 21/03/2018 11:07:40 AM Dear runner, What's the excuse for your hatred?.....
» 21/03/2018 11:05:01 AM Is Mise, Trust does not come into this equation. Governments just try to save lives (as t.....
» 20/03/2018 6:08:13 PM Is Mise, It certainly does not make you trustworthy. That's why gun laws exist. To save.....
» 20/03/2018 11:53:31 AM Is Mise, Utter bollocks. Just because you have a licence to carry a gun, does not make .....
» 19/03/2018 10:08:37 AM Is Mise, Many of us are "trusted by the Government" to a certain extent. Many o.....
» 19/03/2018 9:51:56 AM It is interesting reading people's posts on this issue. For me the standout comments have .....
» 19/03/2018 9:38:48 AM The only ones who tell the truth according to some, are the law-abiding, gun owning, membe.....
» 18/03/2018 1:35:56 PM I recently watched the film of Stephen Hawking's life, "The Theory of Everything.&quo.....
» 17/03/2018 3:46:46 PM cont'd ... "Two tired eyes are sleeping Two weary hands are still The one who worked.....
» 17/03/2018 1:17:43 PM Is there life after death? I firmly believe that there is. But for those wanting some su.....
» 17/03/2018 1:03:32 PM Dear Paul, Stephen Hawking did fundamentally believe that the universe and life had meani.....
» 16/03/2018 5:53:25 PM The IQ of our planet has now been greatly reduced. He shall be greatly missed by not only.....
» 15/03/2018 6:14:13 PM cont'd ... BTW - I am so sorry for the young student to have gone through such a traumati.....
» 15/03/2018 5:50:15 PM I'm not sure what the problem here is. As far as I know elderly people are provided with .....
» 15/03/2018 5:31:17 PM ttbn, All of our lives are affected by these big corporations. As Murray Hunter points ou.....
» 15/03/2018 2:46:20 PM Come on - cut the BS. We desperately need a fundamental realignment of power in our socie.....
» 15/03/2018 11:14:52 AM Marxist lunatics on University campuses? If universities really are the last refuge of Ma.....
» 12/03/2018 12:41:12 PM Is Mise, I've read all the criticisms of the film. And I still found it daunting watching.....
» 12/03/2018 7:31:32 AM Is Mise, I watched Michael Moore's film last night - "Bowling for Columbine," a.....
» 11/03/2018 10:18:54 AM Is Mise, The fact that you think the film was cut and spliced is merely your assumption. .....
» 10/03/2018 6:22:36 PM Is Mise, Enlighten us all. What does the magical change of Mr Heston's tie tell you?.....
» 10/03/2018 2:53:00 PM Actually, many young people are. I stated on another discussion that when voters are unha.....
» 10/03/2018 2:49:40 PM Is Mise, When voters are unhappy with the major parties they are looking to give their vo.....
» 10/03/2018 2:42:41 PM Is Mise, Let me understand you. So You've seen "Bowling for Columbine," and the.....
» 10/03/2018 10:29:57 AM On Sunday March 11th 2018 SBS will be showing Michael Moore's documentary - "Bowling .....
» 7/03/2018 6:09:53 PM Is Mise, Had you done what you claim then you would be well aware of how our judicial sys.....
» 7/03/2018 1:03:50 PM Is Mise, Most us are all aware that there are more than one law in this country. There ar.....
» 7/03/2018 10:04:45 AM Thank You Shadow Minister. Laws are rules that bind all people living in a community. The.....
» 6/03/2018 3:22:05 PM Dear Yuyutsu, This is not about Muslims as you well know. This is about people who refuse.....
» 5/03/2018 5:51:39 PM Dear O Sung Wu, It's been a long drawn out process - hopefully it will end soon. I just w.....
» 5/03/2018 4:21:52 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I'm not going to argue with you. All developed countries have laws that peo.....
» 5/03/2018 1:34:06 PM Australia is often described as a succefful multicultural society. And it is, in the sense.....
» 5/03/2018 1:26:57 PM Dear Nathan, As a volunteer, you end up getting so much out of what you do, as well as ho.....
» 5/03/2018 1:19:05 PM It's a pity that our Members of Parliament have to stoop to this level of debate. - no mat.....
» 5/03/2018 1:05:56 PM Dear Hassie, At present I'm having to deal with lawyers, deceased estates, and so forth -.....
» 5/03/2018 10:12:04 AM Dear Hassie, You paint a somewhat different scenario from the one I have experienced. In .....
» 5/03/2018 9:58:32 AM Within an institutional framework that preserves tolerance and protects order we can celeb.....
» 4/03/2018 5:49:43 PM The seven year itch? Yes I have been briefly tempted to stray a few times. But I've never.....
» 4/03/2018 3:03:35 PM Dear Steele, Very few sane people would argue that there has been at least some minimal b.....
» 4/03/2018 1:25:49 PM Is Mise, Utter rot? Do tell. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/23/australias-gu.....
» 4/03/2018 10:08:16 AM Mass killings are multiple-casualty events. There are shootings where criminal gangs are i.....
» 3/03/2018 6:56:34 PM Is Mise, Just a small correction before I go: The so called "mass shootings" t.....
» 3/03/2018 6:31:32 PM I forgot to add that if you're interested in laws that may affect our Indigenous people or.....
» 3/03/2018 6:15:03 PM cont'd ... And the Citizenship Pledge should be a big flashing warning sign to those who .....
» 3/03/2018 6:11:05 PM Is Mise, What is being referred to here as "one law" is the law enacted by the .....
» 3/03/2018 5:53:59 PM Is Mise, The notion that more guns lead to less crime is almost certainly incorrect. The .....
» 3/03/2018 3:30:16 PM According to FactCheck: What we can say with certainty is that in the 15 years prior to t.....
» 3/03/2018 2:39:06 PM cont'd ... If children are slaughtered in their school and your reaction is "Don't y.....
» 3/03/2018 2:35:47 PM cont'd ... Oh that's right - gun control doesn't work... Except in Canada, Japan, Englan.....
» 3/03/2018 2:32:17 PM Dear Toni, Absolutely spot on. You're right - Why not just ban guns and when people are.....
» 3/03/2018 1:17:20 PM The AR-15 weapon was used by accused shooter Nikolas Cruz at a high school in parkland, F.....
» 3/03/2018 9:38:01 AM Dear Paul, Here's more on the history of the Ar-15 and why its used in mass shootings. It.....
» 2/03/2018 6:28:26 PM Is Mise, I don't have to say anything. The facts are freely available: http://time.com/5.....
» 2/03/2018 6:11:11 PM Dear Banjo, I haven't really thought about the complexities of the laws that we have to a.....
» 2/03/2018 4:14:50 PM Is Mise, The tired old rationalisation that guns protect people is frankly contradicted b.....
» 2/03/2018 2:58:35 PM Is Mise, What a lot of nonsense. The incident in Brisbane of which you speak could have .....
» 2/03/2018 1:03:06 PM The answer to the question has already been answered many times over. Make guns less acces.....
» 2/03/2018 10:27:47 AM There is a sick gun culture in the US. And if they were really worried about preventing un.....
» 1/03/2018 7:02:22 PM Is Mise, I'm not interested in your distractions of a ridiculous debate about arming teac.....
» 1/03/2018 5:51:15 PM Dear Banjo, Before becoming an Australian people are asked to subscribe to certain values.....
» 1/03/2018 2:58:18 PM The Australian Citizenship Oath or Affirmation tries to capture the essence of what it mea.....
» 1/03/2018 12:57:08 PM Nothing re-assures parents more than surrounding their kids with the kind of teachers who .....
» 1/03/2018 9:38:21 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Absolutely a murderer can often kill one person of several with a knife.....
» 28/02/2018 5:33:32 PM cont'd - the sentence should read - " through stricter gun laws ," my apologies .....
» 28/02/2018 5:31:39 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I firmly believe that by reducing the number of firearms and preventing.....
» 28/02/2018 10:58:55 AM Dear SteeleRedux, There's quite a few sites on the web about "How to talk to a gun n.....
» 27/02/2018 2:02:22 PM Talking about lack of comprehension? Dear of dear. The United States according to statis.....
» 26/02/2018 6:15:09 PM The following link explains how US gun deaths compare to other countries: http://www.cbsn.....
» 26/02/2018 3:37:30 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You're spot on with leadership. And Thanks for recognising what I was tr.....
» 26/02/2018 3:31:20 PM In my first link we were told that the United States has more than six times the gun homic.....
» 26/02/2018 12:45:14 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'm more optimistic about our country's future. The voters usually get it.....
» 26/02/2018 9:30:52 AM The following link explains why US gun violence is a problem for Americans. It's worth a r.....
» 26/02/2018 9:17:57 AM The following link explains: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developed_country.....
» 25/02/2018 6:00:17 PM Dear Paul, I count my blessings every single day. We are living in the best country in t.....
» 25/02/2018 4:16:24 PM Dear Paul and EJ, Thank Goodness that our former PM John Howard had the sensibility to do.....
» 25/02/2018 3:28:59 PM Dear Paul, Australia's prosperity is not assured. Economists, including reports from the .....
» 24/02/2018 5:45:53 PM Dear rehctub, I'll try to do better and find you some other links that you might find mor.....
» 24/02/2018 3:01:55 PM Here's a somewhat different perspective. Seven reasons to smile about Australia's future......
» 23/02/2018 4:06:35 PM Dear Hassie, The Barnaby Joyce saga has been dissected every which way in the media. From.....
» 20/02/2018 9:10:24 AM Dear Paul, Barnaby should do the decent thing and simply resign. He should have done that.....
» 18/02/2018 2:35:35 PM Dear Joe, So what is the answer then? How do we solve all these massive and complicated p.....
» 18/02/2018 10:35:28 AM I guess it all depends on what each of us have experienced. Our language reflects our view.....
» 17/02/2018 7:25:13 PM Dear ALTRAV, Glad to hear that you're not against any particular race or group of people......
» 17/02/2018 4:07:31 PM Dear ALTRAV, Before commenting on any matter you need to get the facts right and not fall.....
» 17/02/2018 1:32:54 PM I think that not enough tribute is paid to the magnificent staff that politicians have - m.....
» 17/02/2018 8:46:58 AM Dear Aidan, What you're saying is logical but they'll end up paying for two freeways inst.....
» 17/02/2018 8:42:23 AM Dear Paul, Not sure if this situation can be saved at present. It appears that Barnaby is.....
» 16/02/2018 6:10:15 PM What do we really know about this staffer with whom Mr Joyce had his affair. I read somewh.....
» 16/02/2018 9:24:38 AM Recently in Melbourne the NE Freeway link was put up for a community survey with a selecti.....
» 16/02/2018 9:21:39 AM Dear Aidan, What I'm trying to point out is - it's about planning long term. City plann.....
» 15/02/2018 5:15:14 PM Dear Nathan, I'm not very good at joining things. And if I was an atheist - I imagine tha.....
» 15/02/2018 12:49:58 PM It's up to the National Party, the PM, and finally the electorate to decide Mr Joyce's fut.....
» 15/02/2018 12:43:56 PM Dear Paul, Realistically, how are we going to ban political donations? Perhaps putting a.....
» 15/02/2018 12:41:14 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your kind words and well wishes. We were fortunate to find .....
» 15/02/2018 9:59:28 AM Dear Paul, I count our blessings daily. We have been fortunate thus far - but who knows w.....
» 14/02/2018 5:15:28 PM Dear Hassie, Finally - someone who understands reality. Thank You......
» 14/02/2018 3:27:41 PM Here's a link that suggests some solutions to the problem: http://www.abc.net.au/news/201.....
» 14/02/2018 3:14:01 PM cont'd ... Dear Aidan, City centres were initially provided with services, sewerage, wat.....
» 14/02/2018 3:03:33 PM Dear Aidan, Just hypothetically - if one goes to the Supermarket and puts all their groce.....
» 14/02/2018 9:30:01 AM Dear ttbn, What I'm trying to discuss here is not politics as such but the over-developme.....
» 14/02/2018 7:11:25 AM Dear runner, I agree. I don't think Mr Joyce will last for very long......
» 13/02/2018 5:43:50 PM Dear runner, The Herald Sun and other media have pointed out that Mr Joyce can't escape t.....
» 13/02/2018 3:38:15 PM Dear runner, Mr Joyce preached on the sanctity of marriage - and was very focal about the.....
» 13/02/2018 1:55:46 PM Dear runner, No, this is not about taking sides at all. It's about politicians who don't .....
» 13/02/2018 1:07:04 PM City traffic congestion seems to be a growing problem - especially in major cities like Sy.....
» 13/02/2018 12:43:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Most people would find Mr Joyce's behaviour rather questionable. Po.....
» 13/02/2018 12:02:38 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is a pity that this entire matter has turned political. However,.....
» 13/02/2018 9:50:37 AM Dear ttbn, I feel so sorry for the situation that your mother in laws is in. It must be v.....
» 13/02/2018 9:37:23 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The former relationships of these ministers did not break any minis.....
» 13/02/2018 9:16:00 AM As I understand it - things have changed regarding nursing homes. They used to be operated.....
» 12/02/2018 9:57:05 PM Dear CHERFUL, Nursing homes are expensive. I don't know of any worthwhile one that isn't......
» 12/02/2018 4:54:05 PM My mum who passed away on Australia Day this year was in the Dementia Wing of a Nursing Ho.....
» 11/02/2018 5:26:57 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I did not ignore the bad behaviour of anybody. On the contrary - ho.....
» 11/02/2018 11:24:57 AM Dear ALTRAV, Hee, hee......
» 11/02/2018 10:38:00 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Pointing fingers at others - does not excuse the bad behaviour of t.....
» 10/02/2018 4:56:12 PM Dear ALTRAV, It's so depressing. Where are the leaders we so desperately need?.....
» 10/02/2018 3:08:45 PM Dear Crackcup, The problems that you've raised are apparently resulting in attempts of al.....
» 10/02/2018 2:50:24 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Berrima - my husband remembers well. He was commissioned a few years ago .....
» 10/02/2018 12:41:08 PM cont'd ... BTW - Shadow Minister, how much longer are you going to keep hiding in the sha.....
» 10/02/2018 12:36:12 PM Dear Shadow Minister, My hypocrisy still strong? Checkmate! Gotta laugh! Your self-rig.....
» 10/02/2018 12:16:05 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I'd forgotten about Ivan Milat being in the super max section of the Goul.....
» 10/02/2018 12:09:11 PM PS: Not to mention all the dismantled bodies of the poor kangaroos that were at times una.....
» 10/02/2018 12:07:32 PM Dear Aidan, Some sections of the concrete surfaces on the Hume Highway were noisy but sec.....
» 10/02/2018 9:33:46 AM It looks like this discussion has run its course. Thanks to everyone who contributed. I lo.....
» 10/02/2018 9:31:54 AM Dear Toni, Well said!.....
» 10/02/2018 9:28:02 AM War occurs as a result of a political decision - usually a decision by older men that youn.....
» 9/02/2018 5:27:05 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Not much......
» 9/02/2018 3:31:01 PM On a lighter note... Here's a poem for Barnaby: "I blow my pipes, The glad birds si.....
» 9/02/2018 3:19:22 PM This case is a bit different. And here's why - if a gay teacher, or carer, or a nurse's .....
» 9/02/2018 9:55:56 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Whenever two societies are in a state of hostility, each tends to &.....
» 9/02/2018 9:31:30 AM Dear Nathan, Global preparations for "defense" consumes an immense and growing .....
» 9/02/2018 8:49:09 AM Dear DD, You've got to be in it to win it. Keep buying tickets......
» 9/02/2018 7:06:21 AM Dear Banjo, Thank You for all your suggestions. I made a list of them and they all sound .....
» 8/02/2018 6:20:25 PM Dear Banjo, Thanks for the condolences regarding mum. I am slowly dealing with it. Thanks.....
» 8/02/2018 3:24:12 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Once again - thanks for your lovely words and for always being there for .....
» 8/02/2018 3:12:31 PM Dear ttbn, Tony Windsor - a relation to Elizabeth Windsor? You got me there......
» 8/02/2018 3:08:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Regarding facts...? I guess it depends on one's frame of mind - doe.....
» 8/02/2018 3:04:02 PM Dear ttbn, You're probably right. We do choose sites that make sense to us - whether we a.....
» 8/02/2018 12:34:44 PM Dear ttbn, You argue a good case. I know that Barnaby has received a lot of criticism fro.....
» 8/02/2018 12:29:31 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thank You for your kind words. Mum's passing came as a huge shock even th.....
» 8/02/2018 12:17:18 PM ttbn, Pull the other what? Be more specific. But it will cost you for me to do it. And w.....
» 8/02/2018 11:30:18 AM I'm not sure on this one. My first reaction was - Yes - it should remain private - especia.....
» 8/02/2018 11:24:35 AM Dear AT, Thanks for that. I'll keep it in mind if I'm ever tempted to drive to Brisbane a.....
» 8/02/2018 9:23:03 AM Good Morning Shadow Minister, Listening to Boney M made the journey even longer. I now kn.....
» 8/02/2018 9:07:23 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't choose articles (or discard them) due to their political le.....
» 7/02/2018 4:20:31 PM I don't know much about Senator J. Molan. However here is a link that I found written back.....
» 7/02/2018 1:53:08 PM Dear Hassie, Thanks for your condolences regarding my mother. Mum passed as she lived - p.....
» 7/02/2018 1:50:47 PM Dear Hassie, Thanks for your interesting (as always) coverage. I can't speak for what it .....
» 7/02/2018 11:21:54 AM Dear Toni, Unfortunately No. I certainly could have used the laugh. Thanks for making .....
» 7/02/2018 7:56:07 AM Recently we travelled the Hume Freeway by car (mum's funeral in Sydney). A distance of som.....
» 30/01/2018 7:03:23 PM Dear Nathan, While I'm all for peaceful protesting - I read your link on this particular.....
» 29/01/2018 5:37:20 PM And that is why we need more rational, informed voices on this forum. Thank You Cossomby......
» 27/01/2018 9:51:44 AM The Irish have St Patrick's Day The Yanks July the Fourth The French love their Bastille D.....
» 27/01/2018 9:41:49 AM Dear Joe and Benk, Joe, I think Australia Day should be inclusive of all Australians - no.....
» 26/01/2018 12:16:05 PM Hi Everyone, Thank You for your condolences. We'd been expecting mum's passing on and off.....
» 26/01/2018 7:38:27 AM Well we won't be celebrating Australia Day this year. Last night after midnight we got the.....
» 25/01/2018 7:00:06 PM Okay folks, Thank You for all of your contributions on this emotive discussion. Whatever y.....
» 25/01/2018 5:43:32 PM Dear Banjo, This may surprise you but I totally agree with you. FGM is supposed to be ill.....
» 25/01/2018 9:03:37 AM Here's a poem that I'd like to share prior to Australia Day tomorrow: "They loved th.....
» 24/01/2018 9:42:05 PM Dear Steele, One of my favourite poems by Banjo is of course - "Clancy of the Overfl.....
» 24/01/2018 9:22:57 PM Religion has been around for so long, and for me it's such a personal matter. I pray regu.....
» 24/01/2018 9:11:59 PM Dear Josephus, I think the suggestion was not made to be taken seriously......
» 24/01/2018 9:07:46 PM ttbn, I did say that these values were not optional and that we expected everyone who liv.....
» 24/01/2018 7:23:01 PM I can't imagine doing such a thing. However I don't know the full details of this story. W.....
» 24/01/2018 7:16:53 PM I've just come across a suggestion for a date for Australia Day - for those wanting a chan.....
» 24/01/2018 7:07:11 PM ttbn, Australia is often described as a successful multicultural society. And it is, on t.....
» 24/01/2018 7:16:30 AM Dear ttbn, I guess we can only speak about our own experiences. My parents came to this c.....
» 23/01/2018 7:07:48 PM Dear Is Mise, Here's a link that explains: http://theconversation.com/first-reconciliati.....
» 23/01/2018 6:51:30 PM Dear Aidan, Here's a link on the power of language that's worth a read: http://theconver.....
» 23/01/2018 6:28:30 PM Hi ttbn, Many people have questioned the success of multiculturalism in Australia yet peo.....
» 23/01/2018 5:26:57 PM Dear Aidan, You're spot on - yes Russia went into the Ukraine to save their Russian cit.....
» 23/01/2018 3:31:58 PM Dear Josephus, I guess changing the date is an opportunity for Australia to own the wrong.....
» 23/01/2018 1:32:30 PM Dear Josephus, Australia Day for millions of Australians means barbeques, lamingtons, and.....
» 23/01/2018 12:00:20 PM ttbn, Hey, do you realise - we're talking again. God, I missed it!.....
» 23/01/2018 11:59:30 AM ttbn, I queried Trump - because he played right into Putin's hands by consistently praisi.....
» 23/01/2018 10:58:41 AM Dear Steele, Did you know that Mark Latham has a petition running to - "Save Austral.....
» 23/01/2018 10:34:48 AM Dear Steele, This may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2018/01/19/january-26-to-mar.....
» 23/01/2018 9:54:55 AM Dear Steele, With some people you're never going to gain common ground and arguing with t.....
» 23/01/2018 9:36:46 AM ttbn, The show was more about Putin than Trump. It showed the evidence of what the hacker.....
» 22/01/2018 7:01:01 PM cont'd ... Dear Joe, More on the map of the massacres - The link answers your question -.....
» 22/01/2018 6:45:54 PM Dear Joe, There's actually no reluctance. The University of Newcastle is doing precisely .....
» 22/01/2018 3:57:43 PM ttbn, Yeah, I've got the additional problem now of noticing that our family GP is making .....
» 22/01/2018 3:49:18 PM Did anyone else watch "Putin's Revenge?" last night on SBS? It was rather fright.....
» 22/01/2018 3:39:58 PM I really don't get it - why is Australia the only Commonwealth country that does not have .....
» 22/01/2018 3:04:09 PM I'm rather wary about the medications we're prescribed by doctors. A while back (decades a.....
» 22/01/2018 1:25:31 PM Dear Banjo, Thanks for letting me know about Andre's coming to Melbourne. Hopefully we'll.....
» 22/01/2018 11:23:30 AM Dear Paul, This is what's happening in Victoria - it may be of interest: http://www.thea.....
» 22/01/2018 11:11:06 AM The following link may be of interest. It is based on the 2016 Census and tells us what's .....
» 21/01/2018 6:58:43 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Thanks for explaining the effects of "ice" and for your well wi.....
» 21/01/2018 3:12:13 PM Those opposed to Australia Day do so because of the historical significance - the British .....
» 21/01/2018 12:25:46 PM Here's another link that shows just how serious this problem is, especially in rural areas.....
» 21/01/2018 12:17:28 PM Dear O Sung Wu, I know very little on this subject and certainly even less on how to fix .....
» 20/01/2018 6:09:06 PM Captain Arthur Phillip didn't land in Australia on 26th January. He first landed in Austra.....
» 20/01/2018 5:34:35 PM Peter Costello in his book, "The Costello Memoirs," writes: "My eighteen y.....
» 20/01/2018 9:38:04 AM It appears that we're looking at quite a divisive debate that's still not settled because .....
» 20/01/2018 9:23:00 AM Well, for me this discussion has now run its course. Thanks to everyone for their contribu.....
» 19/01/2018 11:45:26 AM Dear ALTRAV, There may be many TV hosts but not many have succeffully founded their own c.....
» 19/01/2018 9:34:33 AM Dear ALTRAV, May I politely suggest that you read the facts of Oprah Winfrey's life and h.....
» 19/01/2018 9:22:09 AM Dear Steele, We have covered this subject as you rightly point out so many times on this .....
» 18/01/2018 5:52:47 PM Dear Steele, Australia Day should be an inclusive national occasion and as I stated earli.....
» 18/01/2018 5:45:47 PM ttbn, I still have high hopes that no matter what the subject or the issue we can learn f.....
» 18/01/2018 2:54:00 PM Is Mise, The evidence is I'm afraid mounting against Colebatch's book. Here's another lin.....
» 18/01/2018 8:51:32 AM I think lets keep the date as is. Big Nana gave us a very good reason for it. I totally ag.....
» 18/01/2018 8:46:59 AM ttbn, I guess only time will tell as to whether this is all political, or whether there's.....
» 17/01/2018 6:08:29 PM Just a small observation. The executive branch has a long and proud history of hiding Ame.....
» 17/01/2018 5:42:53 PM Is Mise, I frankly don't know and can't answer your question regarding what Australian Co.....
» 17/01/2018 3:25:59 PM Dear Joe, That's exactly what my family has been telling me all along. And I have to bow .....
» 17/01/2018 3:21:25 PM And who says that you don't learn something new on this Forum? Just kidding. Thank You Bi.....
» 17/01/2018 9:22:17 AM Dear Bazz, I agree with you. There are quite a few problems that we need to solve. There'.....
» 17/01/2018 9:07:24 AM I am inclined to agree that the changing of the date of Australia Day has become politicis.....
» 16/01/2018 10:23:19 PM Dear Bazz, Because we are still a young country - our many achievements are still in fron.....
» 16/01/2018 10:07:39 PM Whatever happens - Australia day should be about unification of Australia, not dividing us.....
» 16/01/2018 3:38:29 PM leoj, No. It is not nonsense. You are a Cyberbully and I have put up with you long enoug.....
» 16/01/2018 3:18:46 PM Now back to the topic. Should We Change The Date of Australia Day? My intention on start.....
» 16/01/2018 2:38:49 PM ttbn, Thank You for the lovely compliment but I'm not really tech-savvy. I have a very ol.....
» 16/01/2018 2:28:15 PM leoj, You know what. I am sick and tired of having to deal with your nastiness. We have a.....
» 16/01/2018 2:20:32 PM leoj, More of your rants and false accusations. Dear oh dear. Firstly I did not attack .....
» 16/01/2018 12:30:04 PM Dear Albie, You really sound very emotional about this issue. I was hoping for more of a .....
» 16/01/2018 11:08:27 AM ttbn, When you get into the General Discussion Index and you click onto the discussion of.....
» 16/01/2018 9:36:50 AM It seems that once again this question is being raised. "Should We Change The Date of.....
» 16/01/2018 9:28:22 AM sorry, I meant to say - they're listed at either the top or the bottom of each page......
» 16/01/2018 9:26:06 AM ttbn, The pages are listed at the bottom of each post......
» 15/01/2018 10:14:18 PM Dear Joe, I guess we shall have to wait and see what happens at the 2020 American electio.....
» 15/01/2018 6:01:11 PM Dear Joe, Here's a few links on Trum: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-p.....
» 15/01/2018 5:55:59 PM Dear Paul, I think this man's been in the job too long and he simply takes things for gra.....
» 15/01/2018 5:35:10 PM ttbn, Read your second post on page 4 regarding Chelsea Manning. You give us a different .....
» 15/01/2018 5:31:16 PM Is Mise, Great choices - 1) Thomas Jefferson - He wrote the Declaration of Independence .....
» 15/01/2018 12:07:16 PM ttbn, Actually, the term "Bimbo" initially came into being in the United States.....
» 15/01/2018 10:54:16 AM Is Mise, You listed Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln as two past US Presidents who you.....
» 15/01/2018 10:21:05 AM Dear Paul, I fully understand what you're saying. Many politicians do work hard and are i.....
» 15/01/2018 10:08:05 AM Dear Joe, Your children must have been very proud of you and your wife. What a remarkab.....
» 14/01/2018 6:44:42 PM cont'd ... I've just thought of a few more apart from JFK - who were definitely not borin.....
» 14/01/2018 6:10:05 PM Is Mise, Name some non-boring US Presidents apart from JFK......
» 14/01/2018 6:06:03 PM Dear Joe, The US needs a good candidate for the top job. That's for sure. Unfortunately, .....
» 14/01/2018 12:56:49 PM cont'd ... Here's a link that I found helpful http://theconversation.com/1-will-stand-wi.....
» 14/01/2018 12:51:54 PM Dear OP2, I am ashamed to admit that I did not know who Peter Norman was that's why I hav.....
» 14/01/2018 10:25:25 AM Dear Paul, I'm glad that you read the link I cited. I found it interesting to compare the.....
» 14/01/2018 9:54:27 AM leoj, Whoa - lets not get ahead of ourselves here. She hasn't said that she'd run yet an.....
» 13/01/2018 7:16:42 PM leoj, I'm so glad that you've raised the topic of "marketing." As well as makin.....
» 13/01/2018 6:20:04 PM Dear Paul, You might find this interesting: http://theaimn.com/the-idiots-guide-to-avoid.....
» 13/01/2018 4:51:57 PM leoj, Take an intelligent guess - given Oprah's status as a household name, the self-made.....
» 13/01/2018 3:09:01 PM Steele, I looked up Freespeech Productions in the US. All a bit disturbing to say the lea.....
» 13/01/2018 2:54:55 PM Dear AJ, You've raised some valid points. Of course we don't know if she's going to run......
» 13/01/2018 10:58:58 AM I thought it may be fun to bring up a topic that got attention in the United States after .....
» 12/01/2018 10:20:46 PM Dear Paul, Fingers crossed that Senator Faruqi wins the seat. As for Oprah Winfrey runni.....
» 12/01/2018 5:53:48 PM Dear Paul, Thank You for sharing your experience and it was good to learn that things end.....
» 12/01/2018 12:35:12 PM Is Mise, I strongly dispute your claims. Because I have explained throughout this discus.....
» 11/01/2018 11:00:23 PM Is Mise, What I am pushing is: 61.6% of all eligible Australians responded "yes.&qu.....
» 11/01/2018 10:51:40 PM Is Mise, No. that is not a statement that I have been pushing. That is a statement that y.....
» 11/01/2018 10:25:08 PM Is Mise, Firstly, not all Australians were eligible to vote. And not all who were eligibl.....
» 11/01/2018 7:47:06 PM Is Mise, There's no getting through to you - it seems. I don't see the point in continui.....
» 11/01/2018 7:13:33 PM Is Mise, I'm not arguing with you. We seem to be talking at cross-purposes here. I did .....
» 11/01/2018 7:02:30 PM Here's a link that explains things a bit further: http://www.tasmaniantimes.com/index.php.....
» 11/01/2018 6:51:10 PM Dear Steele, I've come across a link that goes a long way in explaining why many women do.....
» 11/01/2018 5:42:43 PM I did not realise that irresponsible behaviour belonged to only one group......
» 11/01/2018 3:37:47 PM Dear Big Nana, Perhaps this might explain something about the culture, at least in Hollyw.....
» 11/01/2018 2:59:20 PM Dear Big Nana, You're right. Most of the women I know, myself included, would just simply.....
» 11/01/2018 1:37:15 PM Dear Big Nana, Perhaps justice was not an option in the era in which Oprah, a black femal.....
» 11/01/2018 1:11:06 PM Is Mise, "The Australian people have spoken and they have voted overwhelmingly ".....
» 11/01/2018 12:46:43 PM Is Mise, 1) The results of the postal survey told us what we already knew via opinion pol.....
» 11/01/2018 12:23:12 PM Here's a link that explains the situation: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-08/craig-mc.....
» 11/01/2018 12:20:23 PM Craig McLachlan is being accused of indecent assault and sexual harrassment by not one but.....
» 11/01/2018 11:06:18 AM Is Mise, No. I have not been mis-stating the facts. You have been twisting them to suit y.....
» 11/01/2018 10:41:50 AM I forgot to add in my last post that I personally like things as they are regarding Austra.....
» 11/01/2018 10:12:52 AM leoj, More accusations instead of facts from you I see. More attempts to try to discredit.....
» 10/01/2018 9:18:50 PM Is Mise, A few corrections: 1) I posted on page 8 of this discussion that 61.6% of the A.....
» 10/01/2018 8:30:32 PM Malcolm Turnbull has re-ignited the Republican debate by responding to Paul Keating's blas.....
» 10/01/2018 7:14:13 PM Dear Robert, I am so sorry to hear about your son. Mine also drinks diet coke. And it is.....
» 10/01/2018 6:57:54 PM Just for a bit of light relief: http://www.spectator.com.au/2018/01/the-fine-art-of-polit.....
» 10/01/2018 4:54:22 PM Is Mise, Becaue Sir, Nobody is lying or giving you misinformation. It has been explained.....
» 10/01/2018 3:29:37 PM leoj, Try again. This time sticking to the subject......
» 10/01/2018 3:24:46 PM Is Mise, Let it go......
» 10/01/2018 12:54:37 PM leoj, I stopped reading your post after the second sentence. Conspiracy theories don't r.....
» 10/01/2018 12:51:18 PM Dear Joe, As I understand it, all the Prime Minister is suggesting is for Australians to .....
» 10/01/2018 11:01:47 AM Dear Big Nana, Exactly!.....
» 10/01/2018 11:00:33 AM Dear Paul, There's quite a bit on the web that has links to the Korean war. Headings like.....
» 10/01/2018 10:09:00 AM Can we become a Republic and still have the stability that we've enjoyed all these decades.....
» 9/01/2018 8:49:55 PM Leoj, Thank You so much. That is exactly what I was looking forward. Greatly appreciated.....
» 9/01/2018 8:29:05 PM Now back to the topic. I think it is important for us to at least debate - the topic of &.....
» 9/01/2018 8:20:08 PM I'm going to go a bit off topic here (somewhat). Can anybody tell me how does one go about.....
» 9/01/2018 2:50:28 PM Dear Paul, The Australian War Memorial tells us that - "The cost of the war in Kore.....
» 9/01/2018 2:30:37 PM David Marr sums things up rather well when he tells us "So here are the hurdles they.....
» 9/01/2018 12:46:59 PM Dear Big Nana, I would imagine that the cost of changing to a Republic would cost conserv.....
» 9/01/2018 12:14:24 PM Dear A.J. Philips, I'm pleased that you found my link to The New England Journal of Medic.....
» 9/01/2018 8:52:06 AM The following link from the New England Journal of Medicine raises some interesting questi.....
» 9/01/2018 8:07:52 AM I read an article in The Herald Sun recently on the topic of having a debate in 2018 of Au.....
» 8/01/2018 10:23:44 PM Former Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz stated that - "If you don't like .....
» 8/01/2018 10:08:16 PM I think that it's worth noting that there is no real evidence as nobody is speaking public.....
» 7/01/2018 6:15:47 PM Dear Paul, Thank You. I've been thinking of an appropriate word to describe Is Mise's be.....
» 7/01/2018 5:34:59 PM leoj, I forgot to ask - where exactly have I "plugged" Magda's book? You need t.....
» 7/01/2018 4:20:36 PM leoj, Great idea. How about suggesting to Graham to contact Magda? It is about correct .....
» 7/01/2018 4:15:41 PM Australians voted "yes" in the same sex marriage survey by 61.6%. And the same s.....
» 7/01/2018 3:33:05 PM Magda's book was published in 2015. And possibly her appearance on "The Project".....
» 7/01/2018 3:05:26 PM Dear AJ, I've just finished reading Magda Szubanski's Memoir, "Reckoning." All .....
» 7/01/2018 9:39:00 AM Rene Descartes stated - "I think, therefore I am." I suppose what he was referr.....
» 7/01/2018 9:11:48 AM Dear ALTRAV, Thank you for your apology. It's my own fault for having misinterpreted you.....
» 7/01/2018 9:07:45 AM Dear Is Mise, I'm sorry but I no longer care to continue this argument with you. Have a .....
» 6/01/2018 6:11:01 PM Dear ALTRAV, Same Sex Marriage has passed the House of Reps with all but four MPs sitting.....
» 6/01/2018 2:59:29 PM cont'd ... Even Lyle Shelton stated: "We accept and respect the decision of the Aus.....
» 6/01/2018 2:36:13 PM Dear Is Mise, Once again - you're playing games. I did not make up anything. Newspaper .....
» 6/01/2018 12:12:59 PM Dear Is Mise, Kindly read my initial post on page 8 and tell me that what I said was wron.....
» 6/01/2018 9:44:38 AM Is Mise, I have explained to you multiple times that these figures (61.6% YES and 38.4% N.....
» 5/01/2018 12:33:11 PM Thank You to ALTRAV, leoj, Is Mise, Paul, AJ, and others for all your contributions. At la.....
» 5/01/2018 10:04:50 AM cont'd ... I'm not all that interested in Roz Ward - but I do find it rather odd that the.....
» 5/01/2018 9:42:16 AM Dear ALTRAV, As I've stated so many times on this forum in the past - everything is relat.....
» 4/01/2018 10:10:28 PM Dear ALTRAV, The same sex marriage bill has been passed in our parliament. It is time for.....
» 4/01/2018 5:33:49 PM sorry for the typos. As for gender fluidity? I guess it is a new thing. These things wer.....
» 4/01/2018 5:30:42 PM Is Mise, Mine knowledge on this subject is very limited. Although I am learning a little .....
» 4/01/2018 1:13:11 PM Dear Bazz, As Jeff Kennett has pointed out - "The law in Victoria should be changed .....
» 4/01/2018 12:31:33 PM cont'd ... As for the accusation of "blame-shifting?" Now that is something th.....
» 4/01/2018 12:26:46 PM leoj, I cited two articles written by two different commentators in the Herald Sun that I.....
» 4/01/2018 11:19:44 AM Les Twentyman wrote an opinion piece in The Herald Sun, Friday, December 29, 2017 entitled.....
» 4/01/2018 10:54:49 AM leoj, Before you give any advice to any one else - try practicing what you preach. Perha.....
» 4/01/2018 10:26:43 AM cont'd ... What Mr Kennett is stressing is: "If we, as Victorians, are serious abou.....
» 4/01/2018 10:09:41 AM Dear O Sung Wu, I shall bow to your knowledge in this matter. As I am not familiar with t.....
» 4/01/2018 10:00:51 AM Dear mhaze, Neither is demeaning someone, with personal attacks, and calling them intoler.....
» 3/01/2018 5:50:57 PM cont'd ... Mr Kennett tells us that the law in Victoria should be changed to remove the c.....
» 3/01/2018 5:31:52 PM "Is 'mental illness' too often the excuse? I've just found an interesting article by.....
» 3/01/2018 1:14:24 PM cont'd ... BTW: Just a small correction again. I do not have the answers to the big ques.....
» 3/01/2018 1:10:33 PM Dear mhaze, I believe that this debate at its core is about fairness. We should treat oth.....
» 3/01/2018 10:10:31 AM Here is an article from The Age that offers suggestions how we can tackle the Sudanese gan.....
» 3/01/2018 9:44:15 AM Dear Josephus, The facts are that women, according to recent psychological research, are .....
» 2/01/2018 5:40:55 PM Dear AC, This is a bit of a tricky one. It depends on who you believe. One side claims .....
» 2/01/2018 4:57:21 PM Dear Josephus, Foxy is not claiming anything actually. She is merely citing from an artic.....
» 2/01/2018 4:44:04 PM Dear mhaze, Kindly read your attacks on me over two posts on page 6. In response to my sh.....
» 2/01/2018 12:21:12 PM Dear AJ, The January - 2018 issue of The Australian Women's Weekly on relationships, enti.....
» 2/01/2018 10:57:59 AM Dear Paul, You might enjoy this pedantic joke: Otto and Beata give birth to a young chil.....
» 1/01/2018 4:45:34 PM Dear mhaze, Practice what you preach - then I shall take you seriously. Until then - you.....
» 1/01/2018 12:17:33 PM cont'd ... It appears that I am intolerant? Who knew! I know that I have good people sk.....
» 1/01/2018 12:11:07 PM Dear mhaze, I would like to correct an error that you've made. The person who made the co.....
» 1/01/2018 11:59:06 AM Is Mise, That's not all that was said. I did go on to explain what was meant by that rem.....
» 1/01/2018 9:36:38 AM Is Mise, Denial - Just a river in Egypt! (smile). Stop trying so hard to deny what is s.....
» 31/12/2017 4:20:29 PM As one astute American commentator stated prior to the election of Trump. "Nah, he w.....
» 31/12/2017 3:39:56 PM Dear O Sung Wu, You and I have known each other on this forum for over a decade and we've.....
» 31/12/2017 3:19:05 PM Is Mise, All that is being stated, and clearly explained through out - both in the media .....
» 31/12/2017 11:39:52 AM Is Mise, This is the link given to you earlier on page 53: http://www.afr.com/news/polit.....
» 31/12/2017 9:45:30 AM I fogot to add that conjugal visits are not allowed in every state. They are allowed in AC.....
» 31/12/2017 9:26:39 AM Are our prisons today more focused on punishment than crime prevention or community safety.....
» 31/12/2017 9:06:10 AM Is Mise, You still don't get it. What I have been saying all along is that the figures o.....
» 30/12/2017 6:54:44 PM Dear Is Mise, Ah, but that's not all I said. You left out a few facts. I went on to exp.....
» 30/12/2017 12:14:57 PM George Washington did tell a lie: http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/george-washington-tells-a-.....
» 29/12/2017 10:29:21 PM cont'd ... In every one of my posts and the many links given the breakdown of the figures.....
» 29/12/2017 10:23:46 PM Is Mise, It was clearly explained from the very beginning - on page 8 of this discussion .....
» 29/12/2017 10:09:51 PM Name one politician who has never lied......
» 29/12/2017 3:38:07 PM Dear ALTRAV, Australians have voted YES in the same sex marriage survey by 61.6%. More th.....
» 29/12/2017 2:40:11 PM cont'd ... If you are unclear read the links I have given up above......
» 29/12/2017 2:38:51 PM Dear ALTRAV, I don't understand your confusion - when ABS Statistician David Katisch make.....
» 29/12/2017 1:09:04 PM Shadow Minister, We should focus on all of the perks and spending of the MPs - not only o.....
» 29/12/2017 1:02:56 PM Dear Josephus, The facts remain that of the 12 million eligible voters in this country cl.....
» 29/12/2017 12:28:42 PM Dear AJ, Here is just another link that confirms what was stated earlier in this discussi.....
» 29/12/2017 12:13:16 PM Dear AJ, I admire your patience and tenacity. David Marr points out that "We should.....
» 28/12/2017 2:33:29 PM Shadow Minister, The point is that there is no "holier than thou" attitude for .....
» 28/12/2017 2:13:28 PM The media provides instant coverage of social events and social changes, ranging from news.....
» 28/12/2017 12:15:35 PM There are many more figures for that particular year on public record. Strange though that.....
» 27/12/2017 4:35:04 PM Dear Is Mise, Whatever floats your boat old chap. Believe what makes you happy!.....
» 27/12/2017 4:30:12 PM Dear Hassie, So sorry to hear about your dog. I still miss my lovely kelpie - Queenie. S.....
» 27/12/2017 12:37:22 PM Dear Bazz, It's Christmas - and where is your Christmas spirit, where's runner's? Hones.....
» 27/12/2017 12:27:17 PM Dear Is Mise, It isn't wrong. The Australian Bureau of Statistics went on to explain thei.....
» 27/12/2017 10:02:35 AM Dear Rusty, Thank You for your well-reasoned contributions. They are appreciated. Wishin.....
» 27/12/2017 9:56:53 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for your advice and for the Fijian story. There are all kinds of peopl.....
» 27/12/2017 9:04:27 AM Pound the table and yell like hell!.....
» 26/12/2017 10:28:27 PM Dear Paul, It has already been explained to Is Mise several times that of all eligible Au.....
» 26/12/2017 2:58:44 PM http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/stunning-fact-that-shows-how-comprehensive-t.....
» 26/12/2017 2:42:28 PM Dear Nathan, I left out the personal bits - like the breaking of the blessed wafers from .....
» 26/12/2017 12:59:10 PM Dear Is Mise, I can understand that you can't comprehend what is being said. See ya!.....
» 26/12/2017 11:48:03 AM Dear ALTRAV, Here are the facts from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that I gave at t.....
» 26/12/2017 11:16:35 AM Dear Paul, We had a lovely Christmas lunch at my daughter-in-law's. Turkey, ham, roast po.....
» 25/12/2017 10:15:33 AM Dear Is Mise, Curly hair Don't care!.....
» 25/12/2017 10:12:32 AM I wonder how much our Independent politicians earn? People like Jacqui Lambie, Pauline Ha.....
» 25/12/2017 10:08:56 AM Dear Paul, I remember our visit to Mexico City a few decades ago. We had a lovely lunch a.....
» 25/12/2017 9:58:42 AM This discussion has run its course, well and truly. My Christmas Eve went beautifully. So.....
» 25/12/2017 9:52:06 AM Dear Is Mise, I'm not fighting to be right. But I will fight when I am right. I trust y.....
» 24/12/2017 4:37:13 PM Wine is constant proof that God loves us And loves to see us happy. (Benjamin Franklin)......
» 24/12/2017 3:18:03 PM It's just occurred to me - didn't Christ turn water into wine?.....
» 24/12/2017 3:14:03 PM Hi Chris, I'm having some of my family over for Christmas Eve. There'll be about ten of u.....
» 24/12/2017 12:30:50 PM Is Mise, I quoted directly from the ABS. You refuse to believe that. I did not make it .....
» 23/12/2017 10:18:17 PM Is drinking alcohol a sin? I guess that depends on how much you drink and how you behave .....
» 23/12/2017 3:23:14 PM Dear Paul, Enjoy Your Christmas. I've been cooking for the past two days. Tomorrow even.....
» 23/12/2017 12:51:00 PM Dear Is Mise, Go back to the link I gave you in my previous post and read the entire link.....
» 23/12/2017 9:27:12 AM Is Mise, In this discussion I have quoted from the Australian Bureau of Statistics word f.....
» 23/12/2017 9:04:51 AM Dear Paul, Well I give up. I've tried to explain to Leoj the facts from various links inc.....
» 22/12/2017 5:46:57 PM leoj, Could you please provide us with some evidence that ALL women in Australia find ana.....
» 22/12/2017 2:56:39 PM My apologies for the typo. Here's the link again: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-m.....
» 22/12/2017 2:51:47 PM Is Mise, Here's a link that confirms the points being made throughout this discussion: h.....
» 22/12/2017 2:42:40 PM Is Mise, The information was given by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Take your comp.....
» 22/12/2017 2:40:21 PM leoj, You've made so many claims on this forum. Saving women seems to be your latest aim......
» 22/12/2017 10:14:49 AM Shadow Minister, Oh dear. You can never see a belt without hitting below it. How to sti.....
» 22/12/2017 9:51:28 AM cont'd ... It has taken me a long time to be able to be secure and unafraid of speaking m.....
» 22/12/2017 9:38:25 AM leoj, Your foaming, ranting, raving and accusations hurled at me are a waste of time. I h.....
» 22/12/2017 9:18:21 AM SM, I always do!.....
» 21/12/2017 3:39:23 PM Dear ALTRAV, I've already explained my take on things several times in this discussion. H.....
» 21/12/2017 3:25:27 PM Dear Is Mise, One killer exercise that's really great is pull-ups with your legs out leve.....
» 21/12/2017 3:08:57 PM leoj, Here's another article for you from the Daily Mail in the UK. Perhaps this one just.....
» 21/12/2017 1:22:59 PM Shadow Minister, I look forward to the day that you don't: 1) Ignore facts that hurt you.....
» 21/12/2017 1:17:25 PM leoj, Prof. Chris Rissel of Sydney university made it quite clear in the link that I cite.....
» 20/12/2017 5:47:09 PM Shadow Minister, I refer to many sources because we gleam information from a variety of o.....
» 20/12/2017 3:46:45 PM Shadow Minister, The same as anything not published by NewsCorp has to be "Leftist P.....
» 20/12/2017 3:42:28 PM leoj, I have provided you with information regarding the subject you wish to discuss - th.....
» 20/12/2017 12:52:45 PM leoj, A second study done by Sydney University has found the following: http://www.sydne.....
» 20/12/2017 12:01:36 PM Dear Is Mise, Our Prime Minister stated: "It is a big country 150 electorates and .....
» 20/12/2017 8:48:46 AM cont'd ... Here is the link that I cited earlier: http://www.marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/r.....
» 20/12/2017 8:34:39 AM Dear Is Mise, Quite frankly I've lost my appetite for dragging this discussion any furthe.....
» 19/12/2017 6:00:47 PM leoj, Glad to learn that you are no longer carrying on about anal sex. Perhaps now you c.....
» 19/12/2017 5:58:56 PM Dear Is Mise, The ABS has published the postal survey results online. Feel free to access.....
» 19/12/2017 3:52:22 PM Malcolm Turnbull will now be able to have a relaxed Christmas. Happy Holidays in Point Pip.....
» 19/12/2017 3:10:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thanks for that. However, I've got no opinion on KK - I don't know.....
» 19/12/2017 3:06:07 PM Dear O Sung Wu, We certainly are right there with you. A Big Hug. Thinking of you......
» 19/12/2017 2:50:27 PM Dear Josephus, Again, there is plenty on the web on this subject. Which we can all access.....
» 19/12/2017 2:48:39 PM leoj, You are doing MORE than "merely addressing the remark of another poster back o.....
» 19/12/2017 2:24:09 PM Dear ALTRAV, Andrew Bolt wrote about Milo Y in an article in the Herald Sun, Dec. 7th 201.....
» 19/12/2017 9:56:55 AM Dear Is Mise, You do need to have your eyes tested. It's all there on page 1. But if yo.....
» 19/12/2017 9:55:09 AM leoj, I do not have a political agenda. My views are not set in concrete. I rely on fac.....
» 19/12/2017 9:29:29 AM Dear ALTRAV, Even Andrew Bolt found some of what Milo had to say - rather awful. And Milo.....
» 19/12/2017 9:25:20 AM Dear Banjo, Bless you for thinking of me. I've put the recordings on my wish list for Ch.....
» 18/12/2017 4:23:39 PM leoj, What does all this have to do with the topic of this discussion? Please explain......
» 18/12/2017 4:20:26 PM Dear O Sung Wu, Your knowledge of these things is far greater than mine and you know that.....
» 18/12/2017 11:47:45 AM I'm all for the rule of law but if I were honest I would have to admit I don't know how &q.....
» 18/12/2017 11:41:55 AM Dear ALTRAV, SteeleRedux is always on topic. He responds to what others post that he feel.....
» 18/12/2017 9:16:23 AM Violence of any kind should not be tolerated. If a guy wants you for your breasts, thighs.....
» 18/12/2017 8:43:10 AM Dear Paul, I'm not familiar with KKK - except that I think she's good-looking and appears.....
» 18/12/2017 8:34:06 AM leoj, You're at it again. With your generalisations and sweeping statements. The statemen.....
» 17/12/2017 9:59:02 PM leoj, Give it a rest - nobody is implying anything of the kind. Start your own thread on.....
» 17/12/2017 5:27:55 PM Wishing you all the magic of Christmas And much Happiness in the New Year 2018!.....
» 17/12/2017 5:26:41 PM Once Again - I hope that you will all enjoy this Christmas celebration And All The Best fo.....
» 17/12/2017 5:24:50 PM Happy Christmas With Best Wishes For All of You at this lovely season And All The Very Bes.....
» 17/12/2017 5:21:10 PM Here's wishing everyone all the Joys of the Festive Season and a Healthy, Safe, and Happy .....
» 17/12/2017 5:17:53 PM Happy Holidays in Point Piper. Our Prime Minister will now be able to have a relaxed Chri.....
» 17/12/2017 3:59:10 PM Dear Joe, There are serious challenges facing the Catholic Church in Australia. Without b.....
» 17/12/2017 1:03:07 PM Shadow Minister, No longer interested......
» 16/12/2017 5:52:28 PM Dear AJ, We've heard it all before - the arguments that all gays are pedophiles, all lesb.....
» 16/12/2017 5:36:32 PM The failure of the church to deal with the sexual abuse of children within its ranks is ho.....
» 16/12/2017 10:55:05 AM Dear Nathan, I can't imagine private schools ever being banned. Parents usually want what.....
» 16/12/2017 10:04:02 AM Dear Paul, It would be fantastic if the Vatican would have a re-think about criminal offe.....
» 16/12/2017 9:58:40 AM Dear ALTRAV, Thanks for hearing me. I do appreciate it. Dear Paul, The sexual abuse of.....
» 15/12/2017 5:30:54 PM cont'd ... runner, Sodom & Gomorrah ? Parliament celebrates perversion?" Really? .....
» 15/12/2017 5:20:43 PM runner, We've heard all those arguments before. It's an age old ploy of dehumanizing peop.....
» 15/12/2017 3:15:37 PM Shadow Minister, Read the link I gave you. It contradicts your assessment of the situatio.....
» 15/12/2017 3:06:55 PM Gentlemen, The topic of this discussion is the "Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes in Our.....
» 14/12/2017 6:11:18 PM cont'd ... Last October when former trade minister Andrew Robb took a job with the Landbr.....
» 14/12/2017 6:05:27 PM Shadow Minister, Perhaps the following link may help clarify things for you regarding And.....
» 14/12/2017 1:54:57 PM The Coalition has lost a string of members to integrity scandals including Minister Stuart.....
» 14/12/2017 9:57:39 AM Dear SteeleRedux and Paul, This link has just come up on the web: http://newmatilda.com/.....
» 14/12/2017 9:37:32 AM Dear Josephus, I have been to university for more than just one degree. As an undergradua.....
» 13/12/2017 6:09:13 PM Before I leave this discussion I'd like to wish everyone all the Joys of the Festive Seaso.....
» 13/12/2017 6:04:08 PM cont'd ... Now back to the topic. We have talked so much. There has been so much debate,.....
» 13/12/2017 5:52:08 PM Dear Josephus, Have you ever studied at a university? If you have then think back. Univer.....
» 13/12/2017 3:07:19 PM Shadow Minister, You said that you continue to be staggered by the breadth and depth of m.....
» 13/12/2017 1:10:27 PM cont'd ... As far as Senator Jacqui Lambie is concerned? Your reference to her addiction.....
» 13/12/2017 12:56:46 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I take it then that you don't feel there was anything suss about th.....
» 13/12/2017 11:56:06 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add and clarify that search engines are the electronic libraries o.....
» 13/12/2017 11:26:54 AM ooops - I hurried and made a mistake. Here it is again: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017.....
» 13/12/2017 11:23:55 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I've already done so. You just refuse to see it. Political donati.....
» 13/12/2017 11:13:50 AM Dear Shadow Minister, That still does not explain why our Prime Minister did not give a g.....
» 13/12/2017 10:48:59 AM In today's Australia it is mostly accepted that gay people are people too. Although they s.....
» 13/12/2017 10:24:44 AM In today's Australia it is mostly accepted that gay people are people too. Although they a.....
» 12/12/2017 10:21:59 PM Dear Is Mise, Read the link from the very beginning under "National Results - Respon.....
» 12/12/2017 5:46:39 PM Dear Josephus, You can trust the history of this country. Which political party has had .....
» 12/12/2017 4:45:54 PM Dear Josephus, The Marxists will never take over this country you need not worry about th.....
» 12/12/2017 4:35:40 PM His name is Sam Dastyari. A political donations crackdown is long overdue. Senior Coalit.....
» 12/12/2017 4:03:58 PM Dear Is Mise, Read what the Australian Bureau of stats said in the link I gave you. I qu.....
» 12/12/2017 11:26:33 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Let's hope that the Independent MPs will be watching this closely and a.....
» 12/12/2017 10:33:37 AM Dear Is Mise, Here is the link for you: http://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/results/ Now a.....
» 12/12/2017 10:19:25 AM Deat SteeleRedux, We can only trust that laws will now be passed in Parliament to protect.....
» 12/12/2017 10:15:54 AM Whatever happened to the stoic Aussie? The laconic digger? The 'She'll be right mate".....
» 12/12/2017 9:36:08 AM Dear Shadow Minister, There are more than millions of dollare of political donations rais.....
» 12/12/2017 9:20:46 AM Judging from the comments that came up on the screen and in the audience our PM did very w.....
» 11/12/2017 10:09:56 PM Dear EJ, Did you happen to watch Q&A tonight Monday, 11th December 2017? It was a Prime .....
» 11/12/2017 9:58:29 PM Dear Is Mise, What on earth is Pimms No 1 cup? I actually prefer Grey Goose vodka. It's .....
» 11/12/2017 6:03:03 PM leoj, You've CAT to be kitten me right MEOW : ).....
» 11/12/2017 5:40:17 PM leoj, Keep trying. While you're at it - how about you going first? Your record on this f.....
» 11/12/2017 5:25:30 PM leoj, I'll take your comments as an attempt at provocation. Try again......
» 11/12/2017 5:15:06 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The following link should clarify things for you: http://www.ag.gov.au/Fam.....
» 11/12/2017 4:06:58 PM Dear SteeleRedux, According to The Guardian Milo Yiannopoulos is "an empty vessel wh.....
» 11/12/2017 3:21:33 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9th December 2017. A b.....
» 11/12/2017 2:55:30 PM Dear Josephus, No one is denying that sexual abuse of children is horrendous and intolera.....
» 11/12/2017 1:33:36 PM Well folks he's back. Poor ttbn. Stalking me again on this forum. I am irresistible to .....
» 11/12/2017 1:10:27 PM Shadow Minister, The three links given give enough reasons for questions to be asked of m.....
» 11/12/2017 12:17:41 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'll add your name to the list......
» 11/12/2017 11:12:30 AM Dear Is Mise, ALL states and Territories recorded a MAJORITY YES response and only 17 of .....
» 11/12/2017 11:08:12 AM Dear EJ, Twenty seven current affair years must be at least a century in human years. But.....
» 11/12/2017 10:37:21 AM cont'd ... Dear Shadow Minister, Amy apologies for the typo in one of my previous links .....
» 11/12/2017 10:25:46 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Senator Dastyari has many questions to answer about the relationshi.....
» 11/12/2017 10:13:37 AM Big Nana, Here are the facts from the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 61.6% of the Aust.....
» 11/12/2017 10:06:02 AM cont'd ... ttbn, BTW - will you be going to Tony Abbott sister's wedding next year. We a.....
» 11/12/2017 9:17:26 AM Being married is not going to change certain attitudes. However it will bring institutiona.....
» 11/12/2017 9:06:46 AM ttbn, Thank You for your concern about the dinner party last night. It was held in a priv.....
» 10/12/2017 4:10:39 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There were/are no laws legislated concerning the picking of noses or the sc.....
» 10/12/2017 3:49:54 PM ttbn, Don't be jealous. You too could quote from some of the world's wittiest men and wom.....
» 10/12/2017 3:39:56 PM ttbn, Nobody is going to force anyone who doesn't want to get married to get married. The.....
» 10/12/2017 3:24:54 PM Dear Yuyutsu, We have covered this ground many times before with you. And yet you still p.....
» 10/12/2017 12:26:29 PM Many decades ago births and deaths happened when they happened, often without medical inte.....
» 10/12/2017 9:56:21 AM cont'd ... My husband and I have been invited to a dinner party this evening to celebrate.....
» 10/12/2017 9:49:33 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Same sex marriage was not legally allowed under the laws of the land in Aus.....
» 9/12/2017 6:56:39 PM I am really looking forward to doing the reading "The Art of A Good Marriage" by.....
» 9/12/2017 5:27:43 PM Here is what LGBTI politicians had to say about the passing of the same-sex marriage bill .....
» 9/12/2017 3:58:23 PM Dear AJ, Most of us learned early in high school that our Representative Democracy was - .....
» 9/12/2017 3:41:35 PM Dear mhaze, As Fran Leibowitz famously stated at the time that Donald Trump ran for the P.....
» 9/12/2017 3:34:03 PM Three of the four no voters in parliament were Queenslanders. Bob Katter (Kennedy), LNP M.....
» 9/12/2017 3:13:23 PM At least the postal survey told us what we already knew via opinion polls. That roughly 6 .....
» 9/12/2017 3:06:59 PM I'm not sure that there will ever be 100% acceptance. Look at the 4 politicians who voted .....
» 9/12/2017 12:35:00 PM Dear mhaze, Hillary looked at her marriage with Bill as like having a gallstone. You deal.....
» 9/12/2017 10:44:03 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane put it so well when he said : .....
» 9/12/2017 10:08:16 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I can't train the Trump doll to do anything. He's got a teflon brai.....
» 9/12/2017 9:53:27 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), As Miss Piggy once said - "Judgements are in the eyes of the b.....
» 9/12/2017 9:39:35 AM Shadow Minister, I stopped reading your post after the first couple of words. But I thin.....
» 9/12/2017 9:28:30 AM Dear mhaze, Thank You for your suggestion about a Hillary Clinton doll. There's one that .....
» 9/12/2017 9:17:21 AM Dear OP2, Actually you haven't proven anything! Scripture is clear. God's sovereignty an.....
» 8/12/2017 5:54:55 PM Well - it has passed. Same Sex Marriage is now legal in Australia. After so much division.....
» 8/12/2017 3:44:23 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The doll is available from Amazon online. You can order as many as .....
» 8/12/2017 3:31:17 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You for that......
» 8/12/2017 1:48:49 PM cont'd ... And the doll is available for purchase for Christmas......
» 8/12/2017 1:37:21 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Just one last small diversion from this topic - I heard recently .....
» 8/12/2017 1:21:58 PM Donald Trump has introduced a new twelve-inch doll of himself that speaks seventeen differ.....
» 8/12/2017 12:32:30 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You always seem to have the ability to cheer me up when I most need it. Th.....
» 8/12/2017 12:30:17 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The information presented in the link I cited is available on the w.....
» 8/12/2017 12:14:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't have to prove you wrong. The facts are on the web for all t.....
» 8/12/2017 11:30:29 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course Russia would support Mr Trump, after all they helped get .....
» 8/12/2017 11:27:28 AM ttbn, Just putting it in language that poor old you would understand dear heart......
» 8/12/2017 11:14:58 AM ttbn, Oh dear, more skid marks coming out of your mouth instead of your rear-end......
» 8/12/2017 11:11:15 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course you would say that. Thank you for proving my point......
» 8/12/2017 11:03:06 AM I frankly think that OP2 is simply stirring to keep this discussion going. We all know tha.....
» 8/12/2017 10:31:38 AM Dear Shadow Minister, My apologies for the earlier link typo - here it is again: http://.....
» 8/12/2017 10:05:32 AM Dear Shadow Minister, People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Every mon.....
» 8/12/2017 9:33:32 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Why is it that you consistently only find fault with the "Left.....
» 8/12/2017 9:23:55 AM ttbn, If people's opinions on this forum that disagree with yours bother you more than yo.....
» 8/12/2017 9:18:57 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Foreign governments, in recognition of international law have in tu.....
» 7/12/2017 6:35:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Chinese businesses are by far the largest foreign-linked donors to .....
» 7/12/2017 3:53:07 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), We don't want to turn into a divisive US style society by allowing .....
» 7/12/2017 3:41:09 PM The United Nations has never recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital because of its histo.....
» 7/12/2017 2:54:28 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Totally agree with you. All the trouble-makers should share the cos.....
» 7/12/2017 1:33:08 PM I've been watching the PBS News hour on television. Only 19% of American Jews support the .....
» 6/12/2017 6:00:48 PM Dear Joe, Here are two links that may be of interest: http://theconversation.com/stoppin.....
» 6/12/2017 5:31:14 PM Dear mhaze, Thank You for the book reference. I shall definitely try to hold of it. It .....
» 6/12/2017 11:32:31 AM Professor Barbara Thiering published a book - "Jesus The Man :A new interpretation fr.....
» 6/12/2017 11:03:07 AM Liberal Senator Jane Hume made an interesting observation about the Milo Y. hullabalo, inc.....
» 6/12/2017 10:19:57 AM cont'd ... Atmospheric pollution is not an inevitable outcome of -industrial technology; .....
» 6/12/2017 10:03:53 AM Dear ALTRAV, In pre-industrial societies people traditionally treated nature with respect.....
» 5/12/2017 5:57:18 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I won't argue with your logic. You are always right......
» 5/12/2017 5:55:16 PM Dear ALTRAV, Tropical forests are a stabilizing force in the global climate, for they abs.....
» 5/12/2017 5:18:51 PM Dear runner, I am not aware of any violence coming from R. Ward. You'd have to elaborate .....
» 5/12/2017 4:47:40 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The first two or three centuries of the new millennium were not hap.....
» 5/12/2017 3:59:49 PM Dear Paul, I feel for your friend and her family. It must be very difficult for them. My .....
» 5/12/2017 3:39:45 PM Dear AJ, Thanks for that......
» 5/12/2017 3:13:52 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Here's another link for you. Undoubtedly you will find something wr.....
» 5/12/2017 1:12:44 PM http://theweek.com/articles/726932/rise-fall-milo-yiannopoulos.....
» 5/12/2017 1:10:11 PM Dear AJ, Here is a link that may be of interest: http://theweek.com/articles/726932/rise.....
» 5/12/2017 12:44:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, People are right to protest. It's not about stopping free speech, .....
» 5/12/2017 12:34:19 PM http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/susie-obrien-yiannopoulos-should-not-have-been-al.....
» 5/12/2017 10:41:21 AM Dear Nathan, The following link might clarify a few things for you about Milo Yiannopoulo.....
» 5/12/2017 10:03:19 AM leoj, I can no longer take you or your comments seriously. Your support of Milo Yiannopo.....
» 4/12/2017 6:28:10 PM Dear runner, A few corrections. The cartoon sketch that appeared on "The Roast".....
» 4/12/2017 6:09:36 PM Dear runner, Therein lies the problem in our culture that some people don't condemn vile .....
» 4/12/2017 4:05:10 PM Dear runner, Yes, there are many actors and celebrities who'll do whatever it takes for p.....
» 4/12/2017 4:00:47 PM leoj, BTW - what's with your persistent references to - and I quote: "middle-class .....
» 4/12/2017 2:46:23 PM leoj, You ignore all the available evidence even though there is so much available - as .....
» 4/12/2017 10:47:23 AM leoj, Last year the Australian Federal Police released a report showing that 46% of women.....
» 4/12/2017 10:20:22 AM Dear OP2, I still don't understand why you're so set on proving that what's in the Bible .....
» 3/12/2017 5:51:34 PM Dear mhaze, Perhaps the following link may clarify things for you: http://www.enotes.com.....
» 3/12/2017 5:42:25 PM leoj, Thank You for proving my points so brilliantly with your continued references to th.....
» 3/12/2017 5:34:17 PM cont'd ... Dear kactuz, That the progress was going to occur in what had been the backwa.....
» 3/12/2017 5:26:56 PM Dear kactuz, During the first century of the Muslim Abbasid dynasty, which lasted 500 yea.....
» 3/12/2017 4:42:32 PM leoj, If you didn't mean it - why quote it? As for women rejecting feminists who are off.....
» 3/12/2017 12:47:28 PM leoj, So what you're saying is that because some women may make inappropriate jokes and a.....
» 3/12/2017 10:54:58 AM leoj, Please give examples of where I have done what you accuse me of doing. I am sick an.....
» 2/12/2017 1:45:13 PM Dear OP2, What are you trying to prove, and why? As we know although religion is a unive.....
» 2/12/2017 1:06:33 PM I can't understand why someone who has spoken out about a female's right to say no to anal.....
» 1/12/2017 5:49:56 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo regarding the Don Burke link. Here it is again: ht.....
» 1/12/2017 5:39:57 PM Australia has one of the highest rates of reported sexual assault in the world: http://ww.....
» 1/12/2017 3:55:48 PM Many people are of the opinion that the teachings of the Bible are outdated, contradictory.....
» 1/12/2017 2:34:15 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'm glad to learn that you did not mean it......
» 1/12/2017 12:18:33 PM Dear Joe, There are many romantic ballads and we all have our favourites. Andre Rieu has .....
» 30/11/2017 5:15:21 PM Dear Toni, Women are being murdered/abused every week. There are plenty of examples on th.....
» 30/11/2017 4:32:41 PM Dear Toni, I am so sorry to hear that you were treated so unfairly. Of course each case i.....
» 30/11/2017 8:57:22 AM Dear Toni, Very few people get sacked because of "mere allegations". Especially.....
» 29/11/2017 1:16:55 PM Dear Josephus, The "Safe Schools" programs are not compulsory. It is up to the .....
» 29/11/2017 1:09:04 PM Most women I know would never accuse male workers of sexual harassment. They would just le.....
» 29/11/2017 12:45:28 PM I don't know of any marriage celebrant who's going to perform a marriage ceremony that he/.....
» 28/11/2017 12:23:50 PM Dear Banjo, Thank You for letting us know about Amira. I will definitely be buying her r.....
» 28/11/2017 12:20:56 PM cont'd ... Again my mistake - it's on page 18......
» 28/11/2017 12:19:05 PM cont'd ... Sorry I meant to say - "Sufi mosque" not Sunni. My earlier post is o.....
» 28/11/2017 12:15:57 PM Dear Joe, Not as practiced by Islamic State, Isis, and other hardliner extremists. Also t.....
» 28/11/2017 10:17:01 AM When will the politicians learn to listen to the Australian voters? Listening to divisive .....
» 28/11/2017 10:11:23 AM I totally agree with Alan B. There are enough protections in the Dean Smith Bill. There i.....
» 28/11/2017 9:53:53 AM Dear Banjo, Thank You for giving us a change of topic on this forum. I have to confess I .....
» 28/11/2017 9:37:03 AM Is it right to impose values on other countries? That depends of whether those values will.....
» 27/11/2017 3:22:47 PM Dear ALTRAV, My apologies for the mistake. The book I cited on the Rothschild Family - s.....
» 27/11/2017 3:15:14 PM cont'd ... Dear ALTRAV, The following book may be of interest: "The Rothschild Fam.....
» 27/11/2017 3:04:58 PM Dear ALTRAV, Unless you can give us something more substantial like a link, or the name o.....
» 26/11/2017 10:11:28 AM The attack on Friday that took place in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula took place inside a Sufi m.....
» 25/11/2017 5:35:15 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), We can only hope. You're right. Dear Is Mise, Thanks for that. .....
» 25/11/2017 5:27:34 PM Dear Paul, Well said. Here is what Prof. Tor Hundloe has to say: " Let us not forg.....
» 25/11/2017 3:14:15 PM Dear Is Mise, Muslims are very prominent in the media. Debates rage about various Islamic.....
» 25/11/2017 3:06:29 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Unfortunately many Muslims throughout the world are marginalised an.....
» 25/11/2017 1:14:17 PM I don't understand how anyone can generalise and claim that ALL Muslims practice their rel.....
» 25/11/2017 9:28:32 AM sorry for the typo. I misspelt the word "alert"......
» 25/11/2017 9:25:17 AM Dear Paul, In the Herald-Sun newspaper, Friday November 24th 2017, there was the news tha.....
» 25/11/2017 9:12:30 AM Dear Paul, There will be lots of activities at Federation Square in Melbourne today. Bein.....
» 24/11/2017 5:28:32 PM Dear Nick, You are so full of information. And it is so interesting. Thank You......
» 24/11/2017 4:14:05 PM Dear AC, Australia is not Europe - and frankly you're becoming a bit of a bore - raving o.....
» 24/11/2017 3:53:56 PM Dear Toni, The Duchess of Cornwall prefers not to use the title Princess of Wales because.....
» 24/11/2017 3:46:17 PM Dear Is Mise, If Dutton is part of the problem and not the solution as you claim then can.....
» 24/11/2017 1:01:11 PM Dear Is Mise, I'm sure that Peter Dutton could set you straight on that belief of yours......
» 24/11/2017 12:57:47 PM Dear Is Mise, That's not true. We are a Federation. The only thing we have in common wit.....
» 24/11/2017 12:50:29 PM Dear kactuz, You generalisations about grouping all Muslims together into one homogenous .....
» 24/11/2017 12:44:25 PM Dear Is Mise, I was born here as you know, dear heart......
» 24/11/2017 12:42:36 PM Dear ALTRAV, I fully understand your concerns. HOwever, I think that they are unwarranted.....
» 24/11/2017 10:51:13 AM Dear Nick, Thanks for that. Interesting facts......
» 24/11/2017 10:41:13 AM Dear rehctub, The following link might clarify things for you: http://www.abs.gov.au/aus.....
» 24/11/2017 10:22:12 AM Dear Josephus, We are so different from Britain in so many ways. What happens there does .....
» 24/11/2017 10:18:01 AM Dear Hassie, All we can do is speculate. And I guess much has been stated - regarding P.....
» 24/11/2017 9:40:26 AM Dear AC, I have stated quite clearly in the past that in this country there is one law we.....
» 24/11/2017 8:56:12 AM Dear AC, To state something like that is rather low. I stand by my posting record on this.....
» 23/11/2017 1:02:42 PM Dear AC, On this forum I have made it quite clear as to what I do or do not support. I ha.....
» 23/11/2017 12:54:21 PM Dear AC, Why don't you start with your first post on page 1 of this discussion and read w.....
» 23/11/2017 10:04:00 AM Dear ilmessaggio, Well said. I also have Muslim neighbours, Muslim doctors, and Muslim n.....
» 23/11/2017 9:46:58 AM ttbn, Ah well, you can't change someone who does not see an issue in their actions. Enjo.....
» 23/11/2017 9:41:02 AM Dear AC, So you think that I "support" Muslims? Simply because on this forum I.....
» 23/11/2017 9:17:59 AM ttbn, Are you even capable of doing more than just attacking on this forum. That's all yo.....
» 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.....
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