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» 22/06/2018 6:26:54 PM Hi Toni, Yes, my favourite lesson (parable) from the Bible is about the Good Samaritan - .....
» 22/06/2018 5:52:17 PM Hi Runner, I wonder what Christ would have done ? He would probably have some compassion .....
» 22/06/2018 4:10:54 PM Ttbn, Ooooooh ! Look over there, a unicorn ! Will you blokes look at yourself, for god's.....
» 22/06/2018 2:15:24 PM Hi Ttbn, I try to believe in the good in people, 9including Fopxy. Mcock my flat fingfers.....
» 22/06/2018 10:21:58 AM Hi Ttbn, I think you're right - if you're a bastard, you have to be a complete bastard, a.....
» 22/06/2018 10:12:33 AM Dearest Fopxy, Please stay on OLO, you brighten up every day with your fundamental kindne.....
» 22/06/2018 10:06:14 AM Hi AC, I think I can follow your logic, that because you were treated badly as teenager, .....
» 21/06/2018 6:16:54 PM Dear oh dear, so many non sequiturs. The US has a population of more than 320 million. Ho.....
» 21/06/2018 12:37:38 AM Where to start. Hi Runner, Surely you would be aware that the mothers of those children .....
» 20/06/2018 11:10:07 PM Hi O Sung Wu, i.e. testing weapons and tactics. Some testing joint exercise or other ever.....
» 20/06/2018 10:25:29 PM Hi Has Been, You're probably right, that everybody should forget that Texas, New Mexico (.....
» 20/06/2018 7:23:37 PM Hi Runner, //Why would anyone in favour of abortion now be concerned about parents and ki.....
» 20/06/2018 7:15:29 PM Hi Toni, Yes, probably you're right, that by 2100, robots or non-human artefacts will be .....
» 20/06/2018 5:26:27 PM Individual, Nice try: to conflate crude population growth, year on year, with natural pop.....
» 20/06/2018 10:16:28 AM Hi Paul, Will this still be going on next Winter ? Thousands of kids sleeping on concrete.....
» 20/06/2018 10:04:08 AM Hi Toni, Yes: "The low birth rates of the West and the high levels of aid they provi.....
» 19/06/2018 10:23:30 AM Dearest Foxy, ""No, don't! Don't dig up the past! Dwell on the past and you'll .....
» 19/06/2018 9:27:27 AM There are university-based Centres for the Study of Chinese and Islamic Civilisations arou.....
» 18/06/2018 3:37:43 PM Isn't the simple fact that China is there, and always will be there, a major problem with .....
» 18/06/2018 1:48:08 PM Hi Aidan, Yeah, even Australian Indigenous birth-rates could be much, much lower than gen.....
» 17/06/2018 8:50:20 PM Dog, Just looking at the rate of population growth again: on your figures, between 2010 a.....
» 17/06/2018 5:51:05 PM Hi CDog, Yeah, che king my figures, you've got me there :) But those annual birth figures.....
» 17/06/2018 4:36:41 PM Belly, sure, but one thing, over-population, may not be the cause of the other, poverty. .....
» 17/06/2018 12:16:19 PM Anyway, back to topic. On Korea, Trump seems to have combined a "I'll roll over and .....
» 17/06/2018 7:47:14 AM Hi Dog, Sorry for writing about the size of the planet's surface in relation to its human.....
» 15/06/2018 6:10:37 PM Dog, Someone on the wireless (or the TV, I forget which) off-handedly remarked yesterday .....
» 15/06/2018 8:50:03 AM Dog, Towards the end of your last post, are you suggesting that people in densely-populat.....
» 14/06/2018 4:38:50 PM I'm beginning to suspect that Trump has a huge "Too Hard" basket. He's put the I.....
» 14/06/2018 3:18:58 PM Dog, Perhaps you don't fully understand the use in English of the negative, but I'll say .....
» 14/06/2018 1:32:58 PM Belly, According to this on Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projections_of_popu.....
» 14/06/2018 1:16:00 PM Dear Foxy, Thanks for mentioning South Korea. Does anybody else remember South Korea ? Th.....
» 14/06/2018 1:06:13 PM Runner, You put your finger on something: how could such a course involve studying the de.....
» 14/06/2018 11:01:49 AM This is ridiculous. What society doesn't provide for the study of itself, ideally warts an.....
» 13/06/2018 10:50:44 PM Individual, I love those "Well, how else do you explain ..... " arguments. They.....
» 13/06/2018 1:58:24 PM Bad Dog ! People go fishing, they dangle a bait and hope for a bite. I suspect that's wha.....
» 13/06/2018 1:28:25 PM When more recent data comes out, my bet is that it will show a slowdown in world populatio.....
» 13/06/2018 10:03:21 AM Yuyutsu, If I was just a little more half-witted than I am already, I would be very confu.....
» 11/06/2018 5:06:08 PM AC, Fifty million in, say, Uganda ? Africa is very under-populated, after all. Technolo.....
» 11/06/2018 12:14:35 PM Belly, You have to distinguish between migrants and refugees - Australia takes around 200.....
» 11/06/2018 12:06:34 PM Dear Foxy, Newton could have said that resources can neither be created nor destroyed - w.....
» 11/06/2018 11:10:57 AM Hi Belly, Half of Australia's annual population growth is from immigration and refugees: .....
» 9/06/2018 4:35:55 PM Foxy, What, are you saying now that horses don't have freedom of speech ? Outrageous ! Ha.....
» 9/06/2018 12:02:32 PM Foxy, I think most of us are not half-wits, we know the difference between free and fair .....
» 7/06/2018 12:11:44 PM Dear Foxy, "Therefore although the student was entitled to his beliefs, the school w.....
» 6/06/2018 4:08:57 PM Mhaze, To come back to Berlin's distinction between negative and positive freedom: in a '.....
» 6/06/2018 12:01:48 PM Isaiah Berlin distinguished what he termed 'negative' from 'positive' freedom: in a politi.....
» 6/06/2018 10:15:06 AM Awkward question: should a Muslim baker be allowed to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex.....
» 6/06/2018 9:52:03 AM Dearest Foxy, So would you call "Behead All Those Who Insult The prophet" on a .....
» 6/06/2018 9:36:49 AM Hi Individual, So who would build it ? Would there be any objections from any of the mult.....
» 5/06/2018 6:33:17 PM Bit of a stretch, Foxy, and perhaps a red herring: of course, what you call 'hate speech' .....
» 5/06/2018 1:19:55 PM Every one of us is an individual, with probably unique opinions, some of which are probabl.....
» 5/06/2018 8:57:50 AM Hi SR, Like you, i support Jasmin's right to have opinions. All of us should have that ri.....
» 4/06/2018 6:37:27 PM Dearest Foxy, Why do people think that the main thrust of conscious non-Indigenous policy.....
» 4/06/2018 6:15:46 PM Ttbn & SM, If the US withdrew its troops from Syria and Iraq, Iran would have control of .....
» 4/06/2018 3:01:48 PM I've just come across this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Az2C-c8zC0https:.....
» 3/06/2018 7:02:55 PM Hi SM, Of course. Even if a body of 'representatives' were to be confined to a large buil.....
» 3/06/2018 3:32:55 PM Hi Yuyutsu, My grand-dad was an Anarchist, a Wobbly. Anarchists believe that some magic, .....
» 3/06/2018 11:24:35 AM Hi BP, My god, you write some rubbish. Of course 'truth' is not identical with reality, o.....
» 3/06/2018 11:14:14 AM MHaze, Why should he ? SM, A bit non sequitur :) Joe.....
» 3/06/2018 9:41:56 AM Hi Ttbn, Anyhow, back to topic :) A Truth and Justice Commission would throw up many, ma.....
» 2/06/2018 12:32:27 PM [continued] Or 'deaths in custody': do we take the current 28 % of all people in custody .....
» 2/06/2018 11:55:16 AM Hi BP, You declare, " … but truth is a subjective notion. There are as many truths a.....
» 1/06/2018 6:57:04 PM Okay, what if the upper house was party-free, that candidates had to get their own votes, .....
» 1/06/2018 2:55:44 PM Belly, Just keep your hands off Foxy. If things work out okay ...... Joe.....
» 1/06/2018 2:53:56 PM Hi SM, So the US and North Korea are the only players ? China, South Korea, Japan and Rus.....
» 1/06/2018 2:43:31 PM Hi Alan, Maybe i didn't read the article properly, but if a Makarrata is just a Truth an.....
» 1/06/2018 9:28:10 AM Hi Rodney, A Truth and Reconciliation Commission - which could be set up tomorrow - which.....
» 1/06/2018 9:18:14 AM Hi SM, Good one :) So if Kim completely denuclearises, he can maybe look forward to a fir.....
» 31/05/2018 6:35:17 PM Good on you, Belly, where you been ?.....
» 31/05/2018 6:11:05 PM Hi Ttbn, Thanks for a good laugh :) We'll see, won't we ? As for the Libyan Solution, Ca.....
» 31/05/2018 2:53:58 PM Hi SM, Perhaps your first sentence should read: "It obviously hasn't occurred to Tru.....
» 31/05/2018 2:47:50 PM Dear Foxy, I'm sure your ancestors, buried over on the other side of the world, would be .....
» 30/05/2018 3:29:05 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, how could anybody NOT like Ernie Dingo ? One thing I learn from WDYTYA.....
» 30/05/2018 9:53:59 AM [continued] seemed, even in the earlier days, to come through all that. At least in SA, t.....
» 30/05/2018 9:51:55 AM I have to point out that I most certainly think that invasion/settlement was devastating f.....
» 29/05/2018 12:39:38 PM Yuyutsu, "They made a choice to become westerners because that's the easy choice ........
» 29/05/2018 9:46:38 AM Hi Yuyutsu, I think you may have shot yourself in the foot with your attempted rebuttal o.....
» 28/05/2018 9:56:21 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Why "sadly" ? Indigenous people have every right to access the mode.....
» 28/05/2018 1:40:31 PM [continued] But what was probably also inevitable was the positive response - ultimately,.....
» 28/05/2018 1:35:21 PM Hi Big Nana, Indigenous home ownership or purchase rates have gone up to 38 % of all Indi.....
» 27/05/2018 7:52:41 PM Dearest Foxy, I've also been dedicated to a level of self-preservation and to keeping out.....
» 27/05/2018 9:06:37 AM Hi Toni, Very likely. Of course, other countries have tried to quarantine foraging groups.....
» 26/05/2018 8:18:10 PM Dear Foxy, He's a lucky man ! I was raised in Bankstown, so I don't have much interest .....
» 26/05/2018 6:57:56 PM Well, when are you leaving your old man for greener pastures in exciting Adelaide ?.....
» 26/05/2018 4:36:56 PM My dear Foxy, Well, i didn't mean 'ordinary' Indigenous people, more their leaders. The l.....
» 26/05/2018 3:30:33 PM Dear Foxy, Fantasy only up to a point, an imagining of some hypothetical meeting of key p.....
» 26/05/2018 12:04:50 PM Dearest Foxy, What I was trying to explore was there question": could the rest of th.....
» 26/05/2018 10:16:30 AM Hi Michi, "Japan had to wean the Korean Penisula from Chinese suzerainty." So .....
» 25/05/2018 3:29:44 PM The Right To Be Left Alone For some years, I’ve agonised over a dilemma. In yet another a.....
» 25/05/2018 1:41:59 PM Hi Michi, So, you're suggesting g that Japanese armies spent many years, 1905-1945, on th.....
» 24/05/2018 1:50:42 PM John, Not sure how you arrive at that assertion. Israel exists, and has a right to exist,.....
» 24/05/2018 1:46:11 PM Hi Michi, When I wrote, "I suspect that, instead of a meeting between Trump and Kim,.....
» 24/05/2018 12:00:27 PM Hi Ttbn, I have no problems with Israel's capital being Jerusalem, which it was thousands.....
» 23/05/2018 1:11:17 PM Hi HasBeen, Not sure what planet you're on: what has Trump won so far ? He's pissing on N.....
» 23/05/2018 12:40:20 PM Hi Mac, And valuable real estate just to the West of China. And the seas just south of Ch.....
» 17/05/2018 11:31:21 PM I suspect that there are many moves yet to come, in this toing and froing and that North K.....
» 16/05/2018 10:51:31 PM Hi David, And if we all switch over to electric cars, either the fairies will all have to.....
» 16/05/2018 10:52:44 AM Steele, Most Aboriginal settlements, a.k.a. 'communities', are run by a council which is .....
» 15/05/2018 6:36:21 PM Good on you, Butch :) Regards, Joe.....
» 15/05/2018 1:33:34 PM Aboriginal housing: forty-odd years ago, I was working as a labourer on a 'community' [I t.....
» 13/05/2018 11:53:24 PM Hi AC, Yeah, of all nuclear contests that are least likely, that between Israel and Russi.....
» 13/05/2018 6:46:23 PM Ttbn & Alan, "Iran should be ostracised ..... until the mad mullahs are removed .........
» 13/05/2018 3:06:32 PM Ttbn, Whatev. So far, after only a couple of days, Mahathir has slapped a ban on Najib le.....
» 13/05/2018 9:04:03 AM Hi Alan & Ttbn, So what are the issues here ? Some bloke's age ? The colour of his socks .....
» 12/05/2018 3:18:35 PM At the 'community' above, not the one that closed its new dairy but the one which ripped o.....
» 12/05/2018 11:08:33 AM Hi SD, Yes, good point - one relies either on as much evidence as possible, positive AND .....
» 9/05/2018 6:51:41 PM Hi Alan, Did I mention the 300-acre almond block ? All dead now. How come ? Well, when th.....
» 9/05/2018 9:28:17 AM Hi Minotaur, My favourite example of how oral memory can get garbled: My late wife's gr-.....
» 8/05/2018 1:30:26 PM Hi Big Nana, Yeah, my late friend Rev. Bill Edwards, Superintendent 1958-1972 at Ernabell.....
» 8/05/2018 1:15:53 PM Hi Alan, Yes, indeed, those projects could work. Just add them to the pile of unutilised .....
» 8/05/2018 11:38:32 AM [continued] So unless CDP jobs are genuine, and perhaps coupled with TAFE study, so that .....
» 8/05/2018 11:37:02 AM Hi Alan, Most people who have ever worked in Indigenous communities have arrived all star.....
» 8/05/2018 11:18:44 AM Thanks, Is Mise - so useful !.....
» 8/05/2018 10:07:01 AM Hi Ttbn, Yes, just because international courts have declared China's build-up and milita.....
» 8/05/2018 9:59:05 AM Hi Minotaur, Yes, you're right, I tend to ignore 'personal testimony' unless it can point.....
» 8/05/2018 9:31:59 AM Hi AC, You may have a point, that China's “illegal global war of aggression and imperiali.....
» 7/05/2018 3:18:59 PM [continued] While the Chinese may be well up themselves these days, it's worth rememberin.....
» 7/05/2018 3:12:51 PM Wake up Paul ! Are you so naive that you don't realise that China's intention is to 'dome.....
» 6/05/2018 5:20:57 PM Hi Minotaur, A bit circular: flawed policies (such as ?) covered up by vague legislation .....
» 6/05/2018 11:28:35 AM Hi Minotaur, Yeah, as a hack transcriber, what would I know ? It's easier to rely on some.....
» 6/05/2018 9:56:27 AM Hi Calwest, Thank you. Yes, every person taken into care would have a file in their respe.....
» 5/05/2018 4:09:23 PM Hi Minotaur, Thanks for your usual well-informed advice. I've typed up 15,000 pages of ol.....
» 5/05/2018 9:50:16 AM Hi Has been, I agree with you. I'm not Indigenous, but plenty of people were in poverty a.....
» 4/05/2018 10:20:36 PM Hi AC, I certainly didn't mean to look like I was playing it down, as you suggest. I'm to.....
» 4/05/2018 3:48:12 PM Hi AC, Were they ? No ? Then what's your point ? Was poverty prevalent for Indigenous peo.....
» 4/05/2018 2:32:46 PM Hi C, So ..... you're saying that your great-grandmother and her kids were NOT put into c.....
» 3/05/2018 4:00:58 PM Hi Aidan, And that would be in their files, if it were the case. Bureaucrats don't usuall.....
» 3/05/2018 3:04:58 PM Mhaze, In which State was it government policy to remove Aboriginal kids just because the.....
» 3/05/2018 12:41:06 PM [continued] that he would be breaking the terms of his new lease, which specifies explici.....
» 3/05/2018 12:37:23 PM Hi Don, I've knocked around Indigenous affairs for fifty-odd years and have tried to supp.....
» 3/05/2018 12:03:21 PM Hi Bazz, I suppose the answer to your question is: keep subsidising renewable energy comp.....
» 2/05/2018 2:25:27 PM Hi Foxy, I suppose if Trump can get nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for threatening to .....
» 2/05/2018 1:36:03 PM Dearest Foxy, Yeah, out of 350 million Americans, who on earth could stand ? 10,000 unive.....
» 2/05/2018 1:22:58 PM I have to put in a plug for Sing Australia, a wonderful organisation with 150 singing grou.....
» 2/05/2018 11:37:33 AM Thanks, Foxy, Political Theory 101 for Trump. Although a bit too late now. Love, Joe.....
» 1/05/2018 4:11:49 PM Hi Foxy, i just came across this quote from Niall Ferguson's 'The Square and the Tower', .....
» 1/05/2018 12:11:05 PM Dear Foxy, I suspect that Putin will play Trump for the vain braggart he is and support h.....
» 1/05/2018 9:58:54 AM Hi Luciferase, Do you mean subsidies to renewable energy companies like AGL? i.e. that th.....
» 26/04/2018 3:40:53 PM AJ, Rage ? No, not at all. Simply a sense of regret that some people are still pig-ignora.....
» 26/04/2018 2:11:59 PM What is it with Trump ? Why does he feel the need to brush dandruff off Macron's coat ? Im.....
» 26/04/2018 1:05:53 PM AJ, You lost me again: why is it at all necessary to refer to Folau's 'race' or ethnic ba.....
» 26/04/2018 9:23:43 AM Thanks, Toni. I suppose nuclear, either way ? One problem with going totally nuclear wou.....
» 26/04/2018 9:12:34 AM AJ, Of course, IQ tests are not meaningless. Of course they accurately measure something,.....
» 26/04/2018 8:55:22 AM Hi Toni, Thanks for that - my point about the production of CO2 in the construction of nu.....
» 25/04/2018 7:56:02 PM Paul, Well, yeah, but usually we had to suck and crawl just to get into the school ground.....
» 25/04/2018 5:45:10 PM Hi Alan, I've been interested in patron-client systems, corruption and power structures f.....
» 25/04/2018 4:20:36 PM Paul, Pencils ! Jesus, we used to dream of pencils. We had to draw with a finger in the m.....
» 25/04/2018 4:16:38 PM Given the subsidies shovelled lout to electricity 'providers' using renewables, one has to.....
» 24/04/2018 12:56:11 PM Sorry, AJ, you lost me at .... "But it’s not the fallacious kind because I didn’t say.....
» 24/04/2018 11:16:51 AM AJ, Is that what you mean by an 'ad hominem' ? Do you have evidence whatever that Polynes.....
» 24/04/2018 10:37:26 AM Right on, Ttbn. Modern nuclear power stations seem to be quite safe in France and Finland.....
» 24/04/2018 10:26:58 AM Hi Alt-Rave, Maybe our resident expert on logical fallacies, A. J. Phillips, can add No-O.....
» 24/04/2018 9:37:58 AM Hi paul, Gosh, it's fun to take any argument that one disagrees with to a ludicrous extre.....
» 24/04/2018 9:21:52 AM Rache, Of course there are better ways to involve long-term unemployed people, TAFE or un.....
» 23/04/2018 6:56:51 PM Hi Toni, God almighty, as an old person, I still can't get used to how quick you can find.....
» 23/04/2018 5:30:02 PM Thanks Runner, I was just trying to establish the boundaries of who is, and who isn't, i.....
» 23/04/2018 4:02:33 PM Hi Runner, Does it offend or upset you that some of us aren't believers ? Would you camp.....
» 23/04/2018 2:55:32 PM Sorry, Toni, I'm a bit past my use-by date :) Okay then, marijuana has similar effects t.....
» 23/04/2018 2:38:06 PM Paul, I'm an atheist, that's my right in a democratic society. Folau is a believer, and t.....
» 23/04/2018 9:09:43 AM Hi paul, Interesting logic: does it apply to domestic violence e as well ? After all, dom.....
» 22/04/2018 6:17:07 PM Dearest Foxy, Them that tell don't know, and them that know don't tell :) Love, Joe.....
» 22/04/2018 5:53:05 PM Bad news, Paul: there is no Hell. There is no Heaven. There's not even a waiting-room. So.....
» 22/04/2018 5:33:09 PM Hi Paul, Gosh, that's clever, it must have put Ttbn right back in his place. Equating pen.....
» 21/04/2018 3:09:48 PM News Flash for atheists like me - there is no hell. There isn't a heaven either. There are.....
» 21/04/2018 9:58:26 AM Probably when posters here mention the armed forces for unemployed people, they don't inte.....
» 21/04/2018 12:12:45 AM Hi Paul, As a light smoker, I'm all for the most rigorous controlling of tobacco; and of .....
» 20/04/2018 3:26:50 PM Hi Paul, That's an interesting argument, legalising marijuana even though it may - who kn.....
» 19/04/2018 12:24:44 PM Paul, So, are you suggesting that any participant in a Work for the Dole Scheme should re.....
» 19/04/2018 12:20:06 PM Hi Paul, Please accept my apology as an extreme right-winger for pointing out that Abdel-.....
» 15/04/2018 9:40:23 AM Hopefully, one day, renewable energy generation will be cheap enough to make wind towers a.....
» 15/04/2018 8:27:08 AM Paul. Oy. Are you deliberately misunderstanding what I am trying vainly to get across ? .....
» 14/04/2018 5:30:34 PM Paul, you misunderstand me - I'm not 'equating' Greens with Bolsheviks, but merely pointin.....
» 14/04/2018 1:15:05 PM Hi paul, Yes, you're half-right: Greens know how to talk the talk, how to make the most b.....
» 13/04/2018 8:20:58 PM Hi Paul, We lived on the edge of the Batman electorate fifty-odd years ago, I worked ther.....
» 9/04/2018 8:10:22 PM Dear Foxy, I loved that: "George Bernard Shaw said, "I learned long ago never w.....
» 7/04/2018 1:51:50 PM Hi Paul, Speaking of bottom-feeders: Lenin seemed to have one solution to that 'problem':.....
» 4/03/2018 1:32:43 PM Hi Banjo Paterson, Clearly nobody wants to go back to the pre-European situation in Austr.....
» 4/03/2018 9:40:08 AM Ttbn, And this proves it: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/north-pole-thaw-1.4554864 .....
» 4/03/2018 9:33:00 AM Hi Ttbn, Oh dear, irony is wasted on the young :( But how else can you explain the extre.....
» 4/03/2018 8:48:42 AM Climate nonsense ? Then how do you explain why the temperature at the North Pole is curren.....
» 4/03/2018 8:44:33 AM Alt Rave, I rest my case :) And of course people can be Australian AND Aboriginal. Abori.....
» 3/03/2018 9:12:21 PM Alt Rave, I'm not Indigenous: strictly British as far as I know, from convicts from all f.....
» 3/03/2018 2:06:42 PM Alt Rave, As to your definition of 'Aboriginal': 54,000 it is, until you're crowned Life .....
» 3/03/2018 2:03:04 PM Hi Banjo Paterson, Yes, isn't it amazing how little can be done with 'self-determination'.....
» 2/03/2018 1:29:08 PM Hi Banjo paterson, Yes, and in the First World War, Korea and Vietnam too - but I'll bet .....
» 2/03/2018 1:16:55 PM Alt Rave, Not too many Indigenous people in the 'south' are nomadic: after all, it's not .....
» 2/03/2018 7:58:45 AM Hi Alt Rave, Back in the 1920s, a movement was initiated here in Adelaide by probably-wel.....
» 1/03/2018 12:50:48 PM Hi Luciferase, Yeah, I remember forty-odd years ago on the 'community', blokes who had g.....
» 1/03/2018 10:58:13 AM Hi Alt Rave, I think that has been suggested many, many times and the number of people wh.....
» 1/03/2018 10:54:58 AM Banjo Paterson, Oops, you did mention that Aboriginal people were thirty two times more l.....
» 1/03/2018 9:52:01 AM Banjo Paterson, Jesus, where to start ? Why bother, when so much of your posts are comple.....
» 28/02/2018 12:56:53 PM Paul, If there are more applicants fo refugee status than the annual intake, then there i.....
» 27/02/2018 10:33:29 AM Hi Paul, Your impotence is noted. So you have no opinion about whether or not the annua.....
» 27/02/2018 8:58:51 AM Hi Paul, Your heart-felt sympathy for illegal immigrants is understandable, since you are.....
» 27/02/2018 8:51:27 AM [continue] This model was also common up until sixty-odd years ago in SA, freeing up pare.....
» 27/02/2018 8:49:45 AM Hi Banjo Paterson, "Magnificent" ? I'm not so sure. "Ingenious", yes......
» 26/02/2018 1:48:07 PM AC, Hillary supporter: "Hey, look over there ! A unicorn called Trump !" Trump.....
» 26/02/2018 12:28:01 PM Hi Debate, Risk ? Like in France or Finland, you mean ?.....
» 26/02/2018 8:46:23 AM Hi Banjo Paterson, You assert that: "We have to ..... mobilise the whole country tow.....
» 25/02/2018 8:40:19 AM [continued] although it may mean something very different to the people than what may hav.....
» 25/02/2018 8:33:47 AM Hi Banjo Paterson, Every society in the world has been constantly changing for a hundred .....
» 24/02/2018 12:54:36 PM Hi Banjo paterson, Autonomy yes, as long as it doesn't involve the freedom to kick your w.....
» 24/02/2018 10:02:11 AM [continued] So how many strikes should parents have ? At what point can - or should - gov.....
» 24/02/2018 10:01:11 AM Hi Phillip, So how can government - if they have any role at all in intra-family responsi.....
» 24/02/2018 9:43:28 AM Hi Op2, Not being a believer, I'm interested in the Book of Job simply because it is incl.....
» 23/02/2018 4:42:47 PM Hi Aidan, So we can soon look forward to wind towers and solar panels made exclusively us.....
» 23/02/2018 4:40:48 PM Yes ! The Betoota Advocate, as usual in the forefront of news scoops, has announced that B.....
» 23/02/2018 4:28:56 PM Hi Op2, Have a good look at the Book of Job, and what it says about Satan and God, and th.....
» 23/02/2018 1:34:24 PM Hi Big Nana, In defence of the " ..... over 50,000 aboriginal people with university.....
» 23/02/2018 1:18:56 PM Hi Jim, The cost of renewables: does one include the actual manufacture of wind towers, b.....
» 23/02/2018 1:07:03 PM Banjo Paterson, So what if handful of whites think one way ? Government policy didn't usu.....
» 23/02/2018 9:03:24 AM And, just by the way, we had a black-out in our part of Adelaide on Wednesday. Only for tw.....
» 23/02/2018 8:54:27 AM Strange logic: that because the cost of processing uranium is low, energy companies will b.....
» 23/02/2018 8:51:02 AM Big Nana & Phillip, Is it possible that many Aboriginal people - far from being oppressed.....
» 22/02/2018 1:48:41 PM Hi Toni, Yes, and just wait for the 'mitigating circumstances'. A few years ago, that blo.....
» 22/02/2018 1:31:13 PM God, so many unicorns ! A two-year-old is raped in Tennant Creek. BUT look over there ! S.....
» 22/02/2018 1:25:24 PM Hi Self-Op2, I'm not too bright, so I can't tell when someone is taking the mickey. But y.....
» 22/02/2018 10:42:31 AM Banjo Paterson, I must dispute your assertion that " .... you have to remember that .....
» 21/02/2018 7:26:05 PM Hi Bazz, On the one hand, people can call themselves whatever the hell they like. On the .....
» 21/02/2018 5:48:17 PM Hi Bazz, Perhaps fifty thousand 'full-bloods' across the Centre and North. If Indigenous.....
» 21/02/2018 1:40:04 PM Hi Jayb, " ..... all out there but without a voice." Sorry, I was being unpard.....
» 21/02/2018 12:57:14 PM Yeh. Anyway, BTT: a referendum on a separate chamber of parliament, a voice without any ve.....
» 21/02/2018 11:37:28 AM [continued] 'Communities' have had self-determination for the best part of forty or even .....
» 21/02/2018 11:30:23 AM Banjo Paterson, Funny, I've never thought about Indigenous people in terms of a lack of .....
» 20/02/2018 11:25:52 AM AC, The 'left' should be eradicated ?! A bit harsh. How would you go about doing that, on.....
» 20/02/2018 9:22:42 AM Hi Banjo Paterson, If, by 'assimilation', that Indigenous people freely and enthusiastica.....
» 19/02/2018 3:24:55 PM Op2, Obviously Hebrew, but with a lisp......
» 19/02/2018 8:39:07 AM Alt Rav, "Remember the saying, 'say nothing and be thought a fool, rather than speak.....
» 18/02/2018 5:18:02 PM Thanks, Big Nana, I'll always take your advice on these sorts of issues :) Love, Joe.....
» 18/02/2018 5:01:30 PM Dear Foxy, "We can't just ignore things can we?" God no, these are our fellow-A.....
» 18/02/2018 4:26:24 PM Wow. I thought morons like AC were very much creatures of the past. But you never know wha.....
» 18/02/2018 12:13:32 PM I love how threads meander away from their original topic, you learn so much. Anyway, BTT.....
» 17/02/2018 12:10:17 PM Hi Steele, When I was working in factories in the sixties and seventies, looking for the .....
» 17/02/2018 11:46:37 AM [continued] For example, Indigenous commencements at universities improved by 12 % in 201.....
» 17/02/2018 11:30:13 AM Banjo Paterson, " .... I am not persuaded that our “dominant Westernised culture” wi.....
» 16/02/2018 1:32:27 PM Hi Banjo, Latest news ! Indigenous people are not like sheep, they will 'assimilate' or j.....
» 16/02/2018 9:17:13 AM Ttbn, Yes, even on that subject, the 'Left' would rather save 'culture' than people: Indi.....
» 16/02/2018 9:09:54 AM Hi Nathan, I suspect that most of us atheists are sort of pantheists like Spinoza - many .....
» 16/02/2018 9:00:32 AM Hi Aidan, " .... the Voice To Parliament is not intended to be a legislative body.&q.....
» 16/02/2018 8:47:17 AM Hi Ttbn, No, no surprises: the pseudo-Left, esp. the Greens, suck up to Shari'a-supporter.....
» 15/02/2018 12:21:56 PM Hi Alan, When my kids were in primary school, and we were living in an area with a large .....
» 15/02/2018 11:18:03 AM Forgive me for suggesting, very tentatively (out of fear of being burnt at the stake, perh.....
» 15/02/2018 8:25:03 AM So what's 'working' ? Participation in higher education, for one: more than fifty thousa.....
» 14/02/2018 11:06:57 AM Hi SM, Well, her dad's no longer with us, so that should, forgive me, make it easier for .....
» 14/02/2018 9:53:24 AM Forgive me for being hopelessly naive, but couldn't Susan Lamb simply go the the Births, D.....
» 7/02/2018 9:13:51 AM As one raised in a communist family and born during the War (hence the name), I would sugg.....
» 6/02/2018 5:48:02 PM Ttbn, I'm not saying that none of the graduates or home-owners ever get sucked into the I.....
» 6/02/2018 2:10:14 PM Paul & Ttbn, I suspect that Plan A, the Recognition-'Nations'-Treaty-Separate State strat.....
» 2/02/2018 9:12:54 AM Laugh a minute. I just heard about fish-traps up on a northern NSW river, claimed by the l.....
» 1/02/2018 12:07:28 PM Hi Aidan, You pointed out earlier that " ..... concessional loans to renewable energ.....
» 30/01/2018 9:05:05 AM Technical innovation in the early days of human history was incredibly difficult to bring .....
» 29/01/2018 10:16:03 PM Hi Jayb, No exaggeration, but you may have influenced some Aboriginal groups to compose t.....
» 29/01/2018 7:31:13 PM Another possible 'mis-truth' is 'Terra Nullius': yes, we all assume that it is written, ch.....
» 29/01/2018 5:24:35 PM Ttbn, 'Fisheries' in WA in 1907 probably had a lot to do with the pearling and trepang tr.....
» 29/01/2018 12:15:34 PM Hi Ttbn, I'm not sure but she might have thought that she came under the Endangered Speci.....
» 29/01/2018 9:53:44 AM AJ, Allah ! Not bloody raisins again ! Joe.....
» 29/01/2018 9:37:06 AM Hi Ttbn, Linda Burney was head of a NSW government department for some years. Smart woman.....
» 29/01/2018 9:17:48 AM Is it possible that, in many societies, the term "virgin" simply meant a woman w.....
» 27/01/2018 11:23:08 AM Hi Benk & Foxy, Of course, keep the data where it is, but sort of wrap NAIDOC Week around.....
» 26/01/2018 7:37:48 PM [continued] : how many Indigenous people have exercised their long-term right to go back .....
» 26/01/2018 7:36:45 PM "F--- Australia, hope it burns to the ground". I've been obsessed with the Indi.....
» 26/01/2018 12:44:54 PM On another thread, Luciferase has suggested moving NAIDOC Week to the week surrounding Aus.....
» 26/01/2018 9:59:47 AM Hi Luciferase, That's a brilliant idea ! Move NAIDOC Week to the week that January 26 is .....
» 26/01/2018 9:54:27 AM Hi Steele, " .... when .... some towns controlled by powerful tribal families are p.....
» 26/01/2018 9:40:01 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure that you and your family will b.....
» 25/01/2018 4:48:20 PM Hi Jayb, Aboriginal people who want to change the Date could try May 27th and spend the e.....
» 25/01/2018 12:57:24 PM Hi Plantagenet, That's the Captain Cook who was killed nine years or so before the First .....
» 25/01/2018 8:59:44 AM Hi Steele, Yes, indeed, suicide is a terrible scourge in remote and rural communities: I.....
» 24/01/2018 9:27:19 PM Hi Jpsephus, That quote from independentaustralia, " .... every day is a day of gen.....
» 24/01/2018 2:09:26 PM Steele, I think I'm in love :). When are you next in Adelaide ? Now that there is SSM .........
» 24/01/2018 2:05:51 PM Self-Op2, On another current thread, you remark that " .... you people expect the ab.....
» 24/01/2018 1:58:29 PM Sel-Opinionate2, I'm intrigued by your assertion that " .... you people expect the a.....
» 24/01/2018 12:48:45 PM Jayb, The IPA poll: " .... only 11 percent think it should be moved from January 26......
» 23/01/2018 4:54:06 PM Hi Aidan, The English language is notoriously fickle: when you say 'seized', do you mean .....
» 23/01/2018 4:21:51 PM Hi Josephus, Not quite accurate: Aboriginal people (including women) who had the vote at .....
» 23/01/2018 4:12:41 PM Hi Alt Rave, Why don't you tell us what you really think ? Joe.....
» 23/01/2018 7:25:07 AM Hi Steele, I apologise, yes, there was certainly that massacre at Guichen Bay in the SA s.....
» 22/01/2018 6:57:32 PM Dearest Foxy,l No, dear, that's exactly what is NOT being done: anyone can draw up any so.....
» 22/01/2018 5:58:45 PM Hi Jayb, Indigenous-controlled land now covers perhaps a third of the continent. If anybo.....
» 22/01/2018 1:49:18 PM Hi Luciferase, One problem with your is that Australia doesn't belong only to Whites, but.....
» 22/01/2018 11:35:20 AM Dearest Foxy, Thanks for this ABS document. Isn't it amazing how much more the Indigenous.....
» 22/01/2018 10:57:28 AM " .... international law recognises all territories acquired through invasion and ann.....
» 22/01/2018 8:53:26 AM Jayb, A bit racist: neither you or anybody should have the right to dictate what people c.....
» 22/01/2018 8:20:54 AM Josephus, For all that, I don't think that it could be said that Australia was invaded i.....
» 22/01/2018 7:57:01 AM Hi Ttbn, I don't know about states other than SA, but I do get a laugh out of that cold-h.....
» 21/01/2018 8:46:27 PM Hi Josephus, With the greatest respect, I think you may be mistaken. As I tried to point .....
» 21/01/2018 5:32:36 PM Hi Josephus, I'm not convinced about your last point: when the Allies invaded Nazi German.....
» 21/01/2018 3:30:50 PM [continued] and written into law in (I suspect) every colony, although clearly those righ.....
» 21/01/2018 3:29:28 PM Hi Steele, Yes, you're right: The Treaty signed at Waitingi dealt strictly with issues of.....
» 21/01/2018 11:05:12 AM Oh well, I tried......
» 20/01/2018 8:26:27 PM Hi Jayb, You suggest that " .... I doubt if it would do anything..... " I guess.....
» 20/01/2018 7:19:50 PM Hi Steele, Interesting idea: of course, a treaty is usually an agreement at the beginning.....
» 20/01/2018 5:12:27 PM Hi Jayb, So would you support the call, so loud from activists, for through forensic inve.....
» 20/01/2018 3:32:14 PM Hi Minotaur, Did Bourke use that term or is it a repeated interpretation put on his words.....
» 20/01/2018 2:19:52 PM Minotaur, I wish you could win a research scholarship to examine housing, health, educati.....
» 20/01/2018 2:01:26 PM Oooo, I should have pointed out, in that section on alcohol and Aboriginal people that, al.....
» 20/01/2018 1:05:17 PM [continued] *. And nobody in the world had cures for many of the diseases that ravaged Bl.....
» 20/01/2018 1:00:40 PM Self-Op2, As a know-nothing, I still have as much right to my il-informed opinions as you.....
» 20/01/2018 9:47:14 AM Aaaaargh ! I always have trouble with double-negatives, especially when I'm off on some fl.....
» 20/01/2018 9:22:22 AM Are Aboriginal people better off now, having been lifted out of the Early Stone Age ? i.e......
» 20/01/2018 8:59:18 AM Anyway, BTT: I'm an atheist, but I strongly support the right of anybody to hold whatever .....
» 19/01/2018 5:38:59 PM Hi Steele, No, I assume that the Emu Creek massacre may have happened - but some evidence.....
» 19/01/2018 5:31:41 PM And another useful article written in 2008 by Robert van Krieken: https://www.researchgat.....
» 19/01/2018 4:14:53 PM 350 million people, one of the most advanced education systems in the world, and the US ca.....
» 19/01/2018 4:12:40 PM Klaasvaark, It would be interesting to find out when the first use of the term "Terr.....
» 19/01/2018 3:21:55 PM Foxy & Steele, It's great to have some sort of guide to possible massacre sites,as you ha.....
» 19/01/2018 1:25:28 PM Hi John, There has never been a 'Flora and Fauna Act' in any Australian parliament, State.....
» 19/01/2018 8:26:55 AM Altrav, life's too short to argue with morons. Joe.....
» 19/01/2018 8:22:54 AM Hi Steele, The Holocaust has been documented in thousands of ways, with the easily-tested.....
» 18/01/2018 10:05:05 PM Hi Steele, If it occurred, then it shouldn't be too hard to find forensic evidence, and t.....
» 18/01/2018 5:24:48 PM Hi Steele, To show the world that such things happened, if they did. If you found out tha.....
» 18/01/2018 4:43:56 PM Hi Steele, I would fully support a thorough forensic examination of that massacre site. A.....
» 18/01/2018 2:44:55 PM Hi Steele, Being in SA, I haven't seen the photo in question. But I suppose it obviously .....
» 18/01/2018 11:57:14 AM Dear Ttbn, You perhaps misunderstand me: I'm not particularly envious of Trump's inherite.....
» 18/01/2018 10:06:35 AM Okay, Ttbn, give me half a billion to start with and we'll see :).....
» 18/01/2018 9:48:02 AM Hi Ttbn, I don't think that Trump has Alzheimer's, at least not very advanced. It's more .....
» 18/01/2018 8:55:23 AM Ttbn, A ten-minute IQ test ? Come off it :).....
» 17/01/2018 7:17:03 PM Hi Luciferase, Yeah, probably. I also don't care much either way. After all, if some othe.....
» 17/01/2018 6:06:57 PM Hi Luciferase, The Australian Citizenship Act of 1948. [Maybe it was called something els.....
» 17/01/2018 10:19:32 AM In defence of homosexual marriage, homosexuals used to say that if someone didn't like it,.....
» 17/01/2018 9:57:34 AM Dearest Foxy, Perhaps your statement needs to be slightly re-phrased". ".... In.....
» 16/01/2018 1:50:26 PM Runner, Yes ! Give it time. I think Senator Jacinta Price would certainly liven up the pl.....
» 16/01/2018 11:14:34 AM Maze, The Spaniard (and later American) George Santayana......
» 16/01/2018 10:18:59 AM Paul, You have true wisdom beyond your years :) 100 %. ! Cheers and best wishes, Kia Or.....
» 15/01/2018 8:29:26 PM Mhaze, So Trump isn't a politician. He isn't a diplomat. He isn't a statesman. Hmmmm .........
» 15/01/2018 7:02:37 PM Mhaze, Sales to Ukraine ? Do you mean these sales organised before Trump took office: ht.....
» 15/01/2018 5:42:47 PM On Trump's influence, the younger George Bush is supposed to have said that he thought Tru.....
» 15/01/2018 4:54:08 PM Ttbn, Trump the "politician" ?! Let's see: he's pissed off the Europeans, the A.....
» 15/01/2018 11:57:06 AM Ttbn, Trump. Oprah. Manning. None of the above. Surely the American people, 350 million o.....
» 15/01/2018 11:02:15 AM Alt ave, FGS. If one were to threaten to hit a woman with a lump of wood, but eventually .....
» 15/01/2018 10:21:51 AM Hi Paul, Frolicking in the surf in Gaza may have different connotations from frolicking i.....
» 15/01/2018 9:34:16 AM Hi Paul, Do you mean the journalists: "Can anyone tell me what they are doing wrong?.....
» 15/01/2018 9:17:37 AM Dearest Foxy, Yes, I thought that he was a good man, courageous and principled. 'Just a m.....
» 14/01/2018 11:14:29 PM Alt Rave, So, if I found out where you lived, and had a mind to stalk your wife or daught.....
» 14/01/2018 5:01:49 PM The US. Thousands of universities. Three hundred and fifty-odd million people. Trump. Opra.....
» 14/01/2018 4:58:37 PM Hi Steele, I would have thought that labelling a photo as 'Sydney, 2016' when the publish.....
» 14/01/2018 4:49:19 PM Alt ave, So if someone threatens a woman, that he will smash her face in with a brick if .....
» 14/01/2018 10:30:12 AM Alt Rave, Are you suggesting that rape which does not involve violence, is not actually r.....
» 10/01/2018 5:00:51 PM Putting all of these innovative ideas together: why not unmanned submarines, operated by c.....
» 10/01/2018 4:31:06 PM Hi Alt Rave, Why don't you tell us what you really think ? It's a bit harsh to call Pres.....
» 10/01/2018 11:30:55 AM Changing to a republic would require a referendum, to change the Constitution. While we'.....
» 10/01/2018 11:08:45 AM People don't realise how much President Trump has achieved, just in his first year. Clearl.....
» 10/01/2018 9:36:46 AM Yeah ! Let's demand a plebiscite on the republic issue ! As soon as possible ! And let's.....
» 9/01/2018 3:45:36 PM Hi Op2, I apologise for being " .... an apologist for false teachings, lies, and ind.....
» 8/01/2018 9:49:15 PM Hi Cherful, I agree that Trump is not mental, crazy or whatever. He may be a touch psycho.....
» 8/01/2018 5:31:33 PM Alt Raver, Back when I was a kid, a bloke in England named Evans was hanged for murders c.....
» 8/01/2018 5:24:21 PM Self-Op2, 33,000 sects in Jesus's name: all religions seem to throw up schisms and sects .....
» 8/01/2018 9:00:07 AM Hi Leo, In mid-1971, a Taperoo schoolgirl was found dead on a beach here in Adelaide. Fri.....
» 8/01/2018 8:41:52 AM Hi Cherful, Or both ? Cheers, Joe.....
» 7/01/2018 10:17:50 PM Has been, My point was, obviously overlooked, that there are always alternatives to Clint.....
» 7/01/2018 8:31:57 PM Cousin Leo, Perhaps life imprisonment should mean life. Robert Stroud, a.k.a. the Birdman.....
» 7/01/2018 8:27:40 PM Has been, Neither of the above. Both are/were crap. There's a hell of a lot of it around......
» 7/01/2018 5:40:52 PM Runner, Oy. As I tried to point out above, there are rarely just two options: A and B, A.....
» 7/01/2018 3:50:37 PM Luckily, we are now confident that Trump is a stable genius. Not too many geniuses proclai.....
» 7/01/2018 3:41:37 PM Luckily, we are now confident that Trump is a stable genius. Not too many geniuses proclai.....
» 7/01/2018 3:00:55 PM SD, The ABC (my preferred news source) reports that Russian planes in Syria have bombed t.....
» 6/01/2018 3:56:18 PM EJ, Defund religious schooling ? Yes, as an atheist who had 100% public schooling, yes. A.....
» 6/01/2018 1:21:49 PM Hi SM, "Politics isn't a popularity contest and people don't attend summits because .....
» 6/01/2018 12:43:40 PM Hi EJ, Islamist terrorism pre-dated any actions by the Yanks or the British or us, by a l.....
» 6/01/2018 11:05:20 AM SD, So let's see, what countries have been bombed the crap out of, by the US, NATO or our.....
» 5/01/2018 1:26:27 PM SD, Thanks, I hope I will always have such doubts about the limits to my knowledge. You s.....
» 5/01/2018 1:22:58 PM Special Delivery, Iraq. That's what you're talking about ? So how many Iraqis have been.....
» 5/01/2018 9:21:51 AM Let's cut to the chase: is it possible to be perfectly sane and yet to commit atrocities i.....
» 4/01/2018 4:25:21 PM Il Messaggio, You can't answer my sensible questions ? You can only come back with juveni.....
» 3/01/2018 5:29:57 PM Sorry, which country ? Are you suggesting that terrorists tend to come from any particular.....
» 3/01/2018 2:38:59 PM Hi Is Mise, On the other hand, Muslims in India have occupied - and perhaps do at the mom.....
» 3/01/2018 1:31:43 PM Whatev. In Trump*Yr2, he starts off slagging Pakistan (fair enough), Australia and the en.....
» 3/01/2018 1:19:04 PM Alt Rav & Banjo, With a plethora of convict ancestors, I have to believe that criminality.....
» 3/01/2018 1:08:40 PM Hi Bazz, Yes, very likely, IF :) Europe's future: I suspect that Muslim immigration - an.....
» 3/01/2018 8:14:23 AM Hi Cherful, Historically, many on the 'Left', especially its pro-Soviet rump (yes, there .....
» 31/12/2017 11:23:28 AM Self-Op2, Wow, you mustn't have much arse left by now. What if: almost none of us on OL.....
» 30/12/2017 6:57:59 PM Slightly off-topic, but perhaps not as much as some posts, the Swedish Lutheran Church is .....
» 30/12/2017 6:48:32 PM An 83-year-old Australian has died as a result of that mentally-ill man driving through cr.....
» 30/12/2017 5:20:03 PM Yeah, but you should have wrung out that dishcloth further out of sight >:(. It was sti.....
» 30/12/2017 4:50:24 PM O Sung Wu, Ah, that was you in the 'Thai Man Tide' a couple of weeks back who dropped the.....
» 30/12/2017 4:45:27 PM O Sung Wu, Don't worry, I suspect that Ttbn is, in fact, make-believe bullshite, that she.....
» 30/12/2017 10:53:43 AM Hi Ttbn, Trump may be totally immune, not just to the 'lunatic left'but to many other thi.....
» 30/12/2017 10:43:25 AM Hi Ttbn, There may not have been any rise in the numbers mentally-ill in Australia, but c.....
» 30/12/2017 9:50:21 AM Pretty clearly, Australia now has a problem with the mentally-ill. Their propensity for co.....
» 29/12/2017 6:24:43 PM Thanks, O Sung Wu, and Happy New Year to you and yours :) Joe.....
» 29/12/2017 8:24:26 AM Isn't it possible for victims of such crimes to seek damages in civil action in court ? Sa.....
» 27/12/2017 5:56:27 PM Dearest Foxy, Criticise the sin, not the sinner: where does contemporary terrorism get it.....
» 27/12/2017 7:35:32 AM Sorry, guys, I tried. :(.....
» 26/12/2017 8:16:42 PM Op2, I'm not sure that I should have have to take on all the sins of the Churches, being .....
» 26/12/2017 5:36:11 PM Op2, I would have thought that it wasn't necessary to believe in the details of purported.....
» 26/12/2017 11:21:57 AM Typical loudmouth, I asserted a few weeks ago: "Of course, Jerusalem should ultimate.....
» 26/12/2017 11:05:36 AM Op2, On your last post: I'm puzzled how anyone can believe that their prophet could have .....
» 26/12/2017 8:01:49 AM Op2, As you point out, as an atheist I can't particularly hate the notion of a god or his.....
» 25/12/2017 10:47:34 AM Hi Self-Op2, I wouldn't say I hate Christ or God, just that I don't think they may have e.....
» 22/12/2017 3:02:13 PM Op2, And Merry Christmas to your God of Flogging Dead Horses. Keep flogging ! Joe.....
» 22/12/2017 2:42:18 PM Hi Ttbn, "As long as immigration policy is mainly targeted to bringing people with a.....
» 22/12/2017 9:00:07 AM Currently, at least half of Australia's population growth is made up of immigrants, usuall.....
» 22/12/2017 8:52:34 AM [continued] Older Indigenous people usually have a fairly detailed knowledge of their gen.....
» 22/12/2017 8:51:21 AM Alt Rave, Yes, of course, there are non-Indigenous people who manage to claim Indigenous .....
» 21/12/2017 4:42:57 PM Alt Rave, So are you saying that Indigenous people can identify as Indigenous if they lik.....
» 21/12/2017 3:15:31 PM Alt Rave, So are you suggesting that Aboriginal people can't be both Aboriginal and Austr.....
» 21/12/2017 11:19:18 AM Alt Raver, Identity is not nationality. People can be Aboriginal and Australian. There ar.....
» 21/12/2017 8:22:30 AM Alt Rave, Identity is not nationality. People can be Aboriginal and Australian. They may .....
» 20/12/2017 12:18:45 PM Perhaps I'm alone in the world in believing that nuclear plants in the future shouldn't us.....
» 20/12/2017 12:11:43 PM Alt Rave, Aboriginal people born in Australia are Aussies. It's possible to be both, in f.....
» 20/12/2017 8:22:15 AM Alt Rave, You can find the data in the ABS Censuses, Community Profiles: http://www.abs.....
» 19/12/2017 1:42:50 PM Don't worry, we're right there with you, O Sung Wu. :) Cheers, Joe.....
» 19/12/2017 10:38:19 AM Dearest Foxy, I've watched a few of Milo's Youtube videos, but I haven't noticed anything.....
» 18/12/2017 9:46:07 AM Wolly, You miss the vital point that such involvement has to be voluntary, consensual. I .....
» 18/12/2017 9:18:20 AM Hi Cherful, The Indigenous population is, on the whole, moving from the smaller remote 'c.....
» 18/12/2017 7:40:06 AM Hi Bazz, I'm not so sure: there are ways and ways for a man to hook up with a woman, some.....
» 17/12/2017 10:47:17 AM Dearest Foxy, Far be it for me, an atheist with - if anything - a Proddy background, to .....
» 16/12/2017 5:05:14 PM The RC didn't make its findings on either Muslim institutions or government schools public.....
» 16/12/2017 1:00:46 PM SELF-Op2, So, you've learnt nothing from anybody's comments ? You still think you've achi.....
» 15/12/2017 4:25:23 PM Yes, it must be very difficult to prove sexual assault, unless extreme force has been used.....
» 15/12/2017 8:38:22 AM Self-Opinionated2, Why do you keep going on about us 'all' being believers ? Most posters.....
» 13/12/2017 6:14:51 PM On the other hand ..... Just slightly off-topic, don't you love the statements from Trump.....
» 13/12/2017 1:21:36 PM Op2, Very confusing: so you think the Bible is rubbish, except for some bits which praise.....
» 13/12/2017 9:05:41 AM Nick, No, they're nobody's property. And increasing numbers will break out of any chains .....
» 13/12/2017 8:05:36 AM Oops ! Fat fingers - when I wrote yesterday at 8:17:54 AM: "Total graduate numbers h.....
» 12/12/2017 2:26:23 PM Nick, Yes. Wanaaring, NSW, out from Bourke, towards Tibooburra ( I know an Aboriginal gra.....
» 12/12/2017 2:13:21 PM Op2, See,this is the sort of thing that completely throws us: "I'm NOT an Atheist! .....
» 12/12/2017 11:17:36 AM Nick, And it's the future that I'm focussing on. It gets brighter and brighter each year......
» 12/12/2017 10:48:01 AM Alt Rav, We might 'want to' but most of us don't. That may be the difference between a sc.....
» 12/12/2017 10:36:49 AM Christ, Op2 - WHO CARES ?! This is infantile......
» 12/12/2017 9:05:49 AM Alt Rav, If any woman passing by suddenly grabbed you by the nuts, for the amusement of a.....
» 12/12/2017 8:17:54 AM Nick, "So the next generation is comfortable with education, which is a positive. Th.....
» 12/12/2017 7:38:42 AM As an old Marxist, I enjoyed this interview with David Horowitz: https://www.youtube.com/.....
» 11/12/2017 7:01:46 PM Nick, Can you bring yourself to write, that, all in all, 54,000 university graduates for .....
» 11/12/2017 5:08:27 PM [continued] What can be done ? Who has to make the moves ? Presumably, if anything is to .....
» 11/12/2017 4:58:49 PM [continued] Nick, Where to start ? I'll repeat slowly: currently 54,000 graduates; around.....
» 11/12/2017 12:01:54 PM Hi Self-Op2, Come to think of it, this business of killing someone's first-born: have a l.....
» 11/12/2017 11:51:01 AM Give her my best wishes, Foxy :) Love, Joe.....
» 11/12/2017 11:06:49 AM Self-Op2, It as a custom in many early societies, pre-agricultural and agricultural, to s.....
» 11/12/2017 9:25:17 AM What have we learnt from Self-Opinionated2 so far ? *. the Bible is rubbish, or at least .....
» 10/12/2017 7:33:03 PM Hi Cherful, Yes, of course, better palliative care AND protection of the rights to die at.....
» 10/12/2017 7:06:17 PM At the Census last year, 48,700 Indigenous people were recorded as university graduates ac.....
» 10/12/2017 1:42:13 PM AJ, "It didn't seem, for example, that the workers were becoming ever-more immigrate.....
» 10/12/2017 12:29:26 PM Hi Alan, It must be galling for the opportunist 'Left' who have made such an art out of '.....
» 10/12/2017 7:29:23 AM Self-Op2, Most of us have probably read all those bits about killing and smiting and hang.....
» 9/12/2017 4:37:10 PM Oh Gord, not another one. Do you blokes understand what is meant by 'straw man' ?.....
» 9/12/2017 4:35:25 PM Good on you, Big Nana ! But I fervently wish that there were a few Left-wing Milos, if onl.....
» 9/12/2017 4:31:54 PM [continued] Looking back into the sixties and seventies, it seems that my view of Marxist.....
» 9/12/2017 4:26:41 PM Hi AJ, I suppose the Left (including the 'Left') is a very broad church - I still think o.....
» 9/12/2017 12:32:18 PM Reading and re-reading all of these posts, I'm still puzzled as to why Jerusalem is in any.....
» 9/12/2017 12:04:53 PM Hi AJ, No, I don't agree with most of his positions. But I do enjoy how he operates. I ju.....
» 9/12/2017 12:00:34 PM Hi Mhaze, Six months ? No, forty years. Forty years. Forty years. Or maybe more. When its.....
» 9/12/2017 10:24:40 AM Dear Foxy, Yeah, I forgot :) Love, Joe.....
» 9/12/2017 10:22:48 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm tempted to agree, but the Right can be tackled in more peaceful ways. S.....
» 9/12/2017 10:10:47 AM Self-Opinionated2, Are you a bit schizophrenic - are there two of you, a Self-Op2 (i) and.....
» 9/12/2017 9:52:07 AM Hi Foxy, Maybe you can train your Trump doll to try to grab your Hilary doll on the pussy.....
» 9/12/2017 8:55:06 AM Hi Nathan, How do you think your thread is going so far ? Is Milo really just a joke ? Or.....
» 9/12/2017 8:41:28 AM Is Mise, Stop teasing that poor kid !.....
» 9/12/2017 8:39:21 AM Ttbn, Timing, as the 'escort' said to the bishop, is everything. Joe.....
» 9/12/2017 8:09:13 AM Hi Ttbn, I'm inclined toggle with you. If anybody on the 'Left' had any regard for the fr.....
» 9/12/2017 8:00:23 AM Ttbn, Yes, one day, Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel. Now is utterly inappropria.....
» 9/12/2017 7:40:18 AM Self-Op2, Pretty much everybody on this thread, except Runner, would agree with you befor.....
» 8/12/2017 5:40:44 PM Self-Op2, You introduced this thread ( your 2nd post) by saying you were going to analyse.....
» 8/12/2017 2:14:45 PM Hi Foxy, Where can we get some ? A gift that would keep giving. Why say only five ? Joe.....
» 8/12/2017 2:12:06 PM Dearest Foxy, Of course, when I go on about tree-planting, I'm using it as a sort of surr.....
» 8/12/2017 2:00:30 PM Dearest Foxy, As always, I learn so much from your contributions, especially your positiv.....
» 8/12/2017 9:34:12 AM I could be wrong: Maybe (A). Trump has a very cunning plan, perhaps to force the issue, w.....
» 8/12/2017 9:27:32 AM Hi Binoy, You over-egg the pudding a bit: " .... The Murdoch Press, through The Aust.....
» 8/12/2017 9:17:10 AM Hi Runner, I can't tell if Self-Op2 is one of ours or one of yours :). Is his rant anti-r.....
» 8/12/2017 9:12:48 AM Hi Mha, Perhaps the Antifas could come to an arrangement with the police and purchase a b.....
» 8/12/2017 7:57:42 AM Timing is everything in this game. Of course, one day, Jerusalem will be recognised as the.....
» 7/12/2017 3:46:24 PM Of course, Jerusalem should ultimately be recognised as the capital of Israel, but timing .....
» 7/12/2017 3:31:54 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, indeed: all those who commit or threaten violence and/or total disrupt.....
» 7/12/2017 2:38:31 PM Hi Paul, My poor darling went nine years ago, very peacefully, surrounded by what seemed .....
» 7/12/2017 2:25:20 PM Hi Toni, In the land of the fair go, maybe half of those costs could be billed to the Ant.....
» 7/12/2017 10:18:59 AM Sel-Opinionated2, I'm confused: are you saying that you believe the words of the New Test.....
» 7/12/2017 10:05:59 AM Hi AJ, On your very last point: at the end of the First World War, a young unwed mother i.....
» 7/12/2017 9:23:16 AM Hi Josephus, Yes, what I love about OLO is that nobody can punch you in the mouth for hav.....
» 6/12/2017 4:31:40 PM Democracy thrives on civilised disagreement, it's how we move our thinking forward. Brute .....
» 6/12/2017 1:11:47 PM Hi Shockadelic, Brilliant ! You make a number of very relevant points there, and I think .....
» 6/12/2017 1:04:46 PM Alt Rave, Does vegetation give off CO2 ? Yes, of course, when it's decaying. Stick your h.....
» 6/12/2017 9:24:53 AM Self-Opinionated2, I can't tell if you're an idiot, glorying in his new discovery that Sa.....
» 6/12/2017 8:12:17 AM Has anybody ever seen Sacha Baron Cohen and Milo in the same room at the same time ? Hmmmm.....
» 6/12/2017 7:30:44 AM Alt Rav, Vegetation, especially in its growing phase, soaks up CO2 and emits Oxygen. Vege.....
» 6/12/2017 7:28:41 AM Dearest Foxy, Perhaps not always :). But I certainly couldn't have put it any better myse.....
» 5/12/2017 5:29:39 PM Dear Foxy, Really ? Are we really 'killing each other in the name of different prophets e.....
» 5/12/2017 4:00:57 PM Dear Foxy, Yes, " ... we should never forget the role of the Muslim scholars of 1000.....
» 1/12/2017 3:46:37 PM Op2, Christ, you don't get it, do you ? Have you only just discovered - and are all indig.....
» 1/12/2017 2:22:50 PM Hi Ttbn, Just wait until he gets onto Kings. All that "The people of XX, they slaugh.....
» 1/12/2017 12:28:07 PM Dearest Foxy, I certainly didn't mean to trivialise the abuse of power against women acro.....
» 1/12/2017 11:18:19 AM This such a childish thread. When I was about seven, I asked my mum if there was a god. Be.....
» 30/11/2017 7:50:56 PM Dear Foxy, Or maybe 'Angels Guard Thee' as sung by Sir John McCormack, and Sir Kenneth Mc.....
» 30/11/2017 5:19:57 PM Hi Toni, I suppose the more power a bloke has in the workplace, compare to a young woman'.....
» 30/11/2017 12:25:17 PM Alt Rav, What's the difference between conspiracy crap and reality ? Evidence. Evidence w.....
» 30/11/2017 12:13:51 PM Hi Op2, Yes, I think it's important that the Left preoccupy themselves for the next fifty.....
» 28/11/2017 10:04:26 PM Hi Is Mise, But it could be extremely difficult for them, in a multitude of ways, for a l.....
» 28/11/2017 10:02:08 PM Nick, Israel is in the Middle East. That map was of Middle Eastern countries, of which Is.....
» 28/11/2017 11:53:04 AM Is that a criticism of the ABC, Nick ? Since we can't get inside your head toward out what.....
» 28/11/2017 10:57:01 AM Nick, Is that a criticism of the ABC ? Hard to tell. So ..... why couldn't they have incl.....
» 28/11/2017 10:50:15 AM Hi Runner, Not to mention the 300 killed in the Sinai on Friday. But ..... but. ........ .....
» 28/11/2017 10:24:11 AM As I understood it, the main subject of this thread was the existence or otherwise of laws.....
» 27/11/2017 3:54:16 PM Alt Rav, As Senator Brandis says, quite rightly, everybody is free to be a bigot. Who def.....
» 26/11/2017 9:42:10 PM Alt Rav, If you want to make accusations, you need to be pretty certain of your facts. So.....
» 26/11/2017 8:37:21 PM Alt Rav, According to Wikipedia, the Bank of England was " Established in 1694, it.....
» 26/11/2017 7:08:09 PM Alt Rav, England has had banks for hundreds of years, long before the Napoleonic Wars. An.....
» 26/11/2017 4:42:27 PM Altrav, So where did you get this idea ht the Rothschilds don't have to submit any financ.....
» 26/11/2017 4:20:24 PM Alt Rav, So ...... you'll believe anything ? As long as it fits your prejudices ? Joe.....
» 26/11/2017 3:18:31 PM Hi Pal, My mum would have laughed at that: me, an apologist for the Catholics. Mind you, .....
» 26/11/2017 7:10:04 AM Hi Is Mise, ReallY ? In one of those, " .... the society is matrilineal but not matr.....
» 25/11/2017 9:33:13 PM Hi Banjo, Yes, I'm surprised to realise that 'culture' is not necessary friendly to women.....
» 25/11/2017 4:41:48 PM Hi Paul, Yes, but some ideologies have what you might say faster dynamics than others, th.....
» 25/11/2017 2:53:17 PM Hi Nathan, Perhaps you could point out that those little two-year-olds are being buried u.....
» 25/11/2017 1:58:20 PM [continued] But being atheist also means a constant search, through one's own experience,.....
» 25/11/2017 1:56:48 PM Dear Foxy, You're right, not all Muslims practice their religion in the same way: with th.....
» 25/11/2017 10:07:48 AM Hi Paul, I think you're having a lend of us, with your stereotype of Catholic schools and.....
» 23/11/2017 10:51:01 PM Hi Toni. Well. yeah ..... what's your defence ? Joe.....
» 23/11/2017 12:13:52 PM Hi Alan, "Nobody has the right to annex sovereign territory .... " There were/.....
» 23/11/2017 12:08:56 PM Ttbn, It's neither right to sack a bloke for being homosexual, nor to sack one for not be.....
» 23/11/2017 8:17:14 AM [continued} How to encourage a population away from personal rent-seeking, and to appreci.....
» 23/11/2017 8:14:52 AM Hi Paul, That infantile notion, so common on the 'Left' these days, of either/or - if you.....
» 22/11/2017 9:30:10 PM Paul, You know better than that. indigenous people here and in NZ are free to set up thei.....
» 22/11/2017 4:06:58 PM G. B. Shaw was equally enthusiastic about Mussolini's fascism, Lenin's pseudo-Marxist Bols.....
» 22/11/2017 3:52:00 PM Hi I Mise, As a complete outsider (although I do barrack for the Maroons in State of Orig.....
» 22/11/2017 11:30:15 AM Hi Paul, Yes, doesn't it ? It seems that all organised religions and Utopian political sy.....
» 22/11/2017 10:15:43 AM Yuyutsu, Of course not. Paul believes in the State. Isn't that so, Paul ? None of this 'i.....
» 22/11/2017 10:06:54 AM Dearest Foxy, I think you may have proven my point: that bloke's DNA would still be a mal.....
» 22/11/2017 8:44:06 AM There is something rather infantile about the discussion on gender change: yes, surgeons c.....
» 22/11/2017 8:31:54 AM Toni, "Why are you white-knighting for D ?" Because he happens to be right: wh.....
» 21/11/2017 9:04:08 AM Toni, The map used by the ABC purported to represent the variations, by country, of laws .....
» 20/11/2017 8:00:46 PM Hi Altrav, BAM ! Jeez, that hurt. All my teeth are getting loosened up. No worries, just .....
» 20/11/2017 6:18:29 PM Hi Altrav, I enjoy your posts even if I don't agree with you on every issue: who does amo.....
» 20/11/2017 6:08:09 PM Nick, I'm one of those poor people with a fifties education who have to read everything, .....
» 20/11/2017 2:46:41 PM Thanks Panditji, I'll bear that in mind if I'm ever in Ludhiana. Speaking of 'Recognition.....
» 20/11/2017 8:58:57 AM Alan, "A six year old female has rights?" Who, yes, I'm sorry if that upsets yo.....
» 19/11/2017 5:42:04 PM Hi Nick, Yes I concede that the ABC map showed Palestine as supporting the law that a rap.....
» 19/11/2017 9:50:19 AM Speaking of Aboriginal members of parliaments and government ministers, Victoria has appoi.....
» 19/11/2017 9:47:20 AM Paul, "Since then, birth control methods have improved, single mothers' benefits hav.....
» 19/11/2017 9:28:36 AM Paul, Up to the sixties and perhaps beyond, marriage represented security for women enter.....
» 18/11/2017 9:16:38 PM Nick, Sometimes there is smart-arse, sometimes there is moron. Joe.....
» 18/11/2017 1:37:32 PM Hi David, Well, what do we know about this vile practice: * It has never been the law in.....
» 17/11/2017 5:40:48 PM Nick, Not if neither was married. Anyway, back to 2017: rape-and-marriage has never bee.....
» 17/11/2017 5:08:44 PM Nick, Exodus ? Society four thousand years ago? Yes, that's how backward that vile custom.....
» 17/11/2017 1:15:34 PM Not really, Nick. But it wouldn't have looked good for the ABC to inadvertently highlight .....
» 17/11/2017 9:28:55 AM So ..... *. Israel has never had laws which allowed a rapist to marry his victim; *. ma.....
» 16/11/2017 12:52:16 PM So what's next ? Since there is no slippery slope - that's just anti- propaganda - we won'.....
» 16/11/2017 12:47:19 PM Hi Foxy, So, no slippery slope then ? Love, Joe.....
» 15/11/2017 1:24:18 PM Dear Foxy, So, outside the affluent lo-fat kale-and-goat-cheese circles (probably in othe.....
» 14/11/2017 11:02:03 PM Hi Diver Dan, There's been only one case of 'stolen' which has been proven. Every person .....
» 14/11/2017 10:11:42 PM Hi Paul, Yeah, we didn't see Christine Forster out the back, deliberately tearing her jac.....
» 14/11/2017 8:26:52 AM AJ, Inter-racial marriages have always been legal in Australia, with qualifications in pl.....
» 13/11/2017 6:07:07 PM Hi Paul, You should put that on a T-shirt and saunter out amongst an angry march of femin.....
» 13/11/2017 3:15:18 PM Hi Leon, Perhaps that's a little unfair of you, to point out that no socialist country ha.....
» 13/11/2017 2:04:51 PM I thunk the gist of this thread, and my comments, is the neither Dastyari nor Christine Fo.....
» 13/11/2017 2:02:15 PM Hi Paul, I strongly support and commend you for criticising the beliefs of thousands of y.....
» 13/11/2017 12:30:37 PM Hi Ttbn, No, I've never said that you're a racist, from memory. And no, I was simply comp.....
» 13/11/2017 11:30:45 AM Ttbn, You don't drink alcohol ?! What, you're a Muslim ?! I think you got the drift of .....
» 13/11/2017 11:26:46 AM Hi Paul, No, simply that not even all that many Christians would give much of the Bible, .....
» 13/11/2017 10:25:27 AM Hi TTbn, I don't think it was Dastyari who used Islam - that seems to be what he was abus.....
» 13/11/2017 9:20:38 AM It was vile for thugs to abuse Senator Dastyari over his origins and to accuse him of supp.....
» 13/11/2017 8:05:24 AM Even though anybody could see that it wasn't really a goer, Aboriginal elites have been fl.....
» 13/11/2017 7:49:20 AM Hi Paul, Isn't it fun, whingeing about something written a couple of thousand years ago ?.....
» 11/11/2017 6:41:33 PM I'm told that, in a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado here in Adelaide a few years.....
» 10/11/2017 7:48:04 PM Hasbeen, What, farts ? Christ, I'm in trouble, probably with both the P=C and the anti br.....
» 10/11/2017 6:53:52 PM Dearest sweet Foxy, Those situations have been around for a very long time. I was just ch.....
» 10/11/2017 2:27:50 PM Hi Alt Rav, Why don't you'll us what you really think ? Op2, '12. Should canoes be a f.....
» 10/11/2017 9:10:02 AM One funny thing about social change is that it sort of sneaks up on planners, while they'r.....
» 9/11/2017 5:48:39 PM Hi Has been, Yes, if we've learnt anything from this citizenship fiasco, it's that almost.....
» 9/11/2017 5:23:30 PM Hi Toni, My point was, since English is the common language across Australia, the languag.....
» 9/11/2017 11:12:47 AM Hi Ttbn, That's for sure ! My hope is that, once graduates get their eye in, they will lo.....
» 9/11/2017 7:56:43 AM I love getting tail-gated by a 4WD: as an old person, I immediately start to slow down, sa.....
» 9/11/2017 7:42:28 AM Hi Leoj, "Unfortunately there is no media or political interest in the good news sto.....
» 8/11/2017 2:40:57 PM Hi Hasbeen, With respect, you're missing my point. I'm suggesting that, for an Aboriginal.....
» 8/11/2017 12:21:28 PM Hi Big Nana, Yeah, language: my wife's sister, also a brilliant teacher, was a Reading sp.....
» 8/11/2017 11:16:29 AM Hi Hasbeen, " .... aboriginals will only really prosper when they forget the words a.....
» 8/11/2017 8:18:47 AM [continued] of genuine, truth-based, Reconciliation. I don't mean hands in the sand or wa.....
» 8/11/2017 8:09:17 AM Hi Big Nana, Yes, what I am very depressed about is the rapidly-growing Gap between urban.....
» 7/11/2017 10:59:31 AM According to 2016 Census data, the number of Indigenous university graduates has risen rap.....
» 7/11/2017 9:01:48 AM How can a country intrude on, and dictate, the status of citizens of another country ? Jus.....
» 6/11/2017 6:52:39 PM Ah, Foxy, I love when you post extremely definitive articles, even books, like "Homos.....
» 6/11/2017 12:36:29 PM Dearest sweet innocent Foxy, It's amazing how your mind works. Are there bad marriages, e.....
» 6/11/2017 11:59:22 AM Hi Leoj, This is all probably getting away from the purpose of this thread, but I was jus.....
» 6/11/2017 9:58:41 AM Hi AJ, Being from Western Sydney, I've lead a relatively sheltered life, unaware of all t.....
» 5/11/2017 8:28:00 PM Sorry, Banjo, I just can't believe that lesbians engage in anal sex any more than heterose.....
» 5/11/2017 1:32:39 PM Hi Paul, "Anally fixated". Ooooooo ! That sounds painful. Isn't that what the v.....
» 5/11/2017 7:23:27 AM Hi Banjo, Toni, Insults can be such fun, especially clever, subtle ones. My favourite is .....
» 4/11/2017 1:42:16 PM Hi Big Nana, Just looking at the 2016 Census results, with the 60 % rise in Indigenous gr.....
» 4/11/2017 1:25:24 PM Mhaze, I'm sure Anna said that to you many times, in that and other contexts, but especia.....
» 4/11/2017 12:20:27 PM In the sixties, I read all I could find written by James Baldwin, a Black American (the te.....
» 4/11/2017 10:22:14 AM Is Mise, Ttbn, Are you suggesting that the Queen is dual-citizen ? Perhaps she is also a .....
» 2/11/2017 3:43:00 PM AJ, Even the British recognised Aboriginal people, not just as people, but as British sub.....
» 2/11/2017 3:26:33 PM Thanks, Mhaze, good points. I love that Orwell quote - so true ! Cheers, Joe.....
» 2/11/2017 1:01:30 PM Foxy, You touch on an interesting dilemma: if we have British Head of State, i.e. the Que.....
» 2/11/2017 12:50:17 PM Hi Mhaze, What I was touching on was the break by Gramsci with earlier and outdated Marxi.....
» 2/11/2017 10:44:11 AM Straw man, Foxy - nobody much is saying that. How one has sex, and the nature of marriage,.....
» 1/11/2017 3:08:30 PM Hi Mhaze, I suspect that, like Lenin, the Nazis also tried to interpose the fascist State.....
» 1/11/2017 10:48:50 AM Thanks Big Nana, Wow, I hadn't really thought of that, it's great ! Yes, it seems that th.....
» 31/10/2017 3:33:46 PM Sorry, that should have read: "Many of those earlier cogitators, misguided as they w.....
» 31/10/2017 3:19:38 PM AJ, There may be no gods, but there have been strong beliefs in all manner of gods and wh.....
» 31/10/2017 11:36:57 AM I was just listening on ABC-FM about how the composer Tchaikovsky had a nervous break-down.....
» 31/10/2017 9:51:16 AM 2016 Census data about university graduate numbers came out last week. So we can compare p.....
» 30/10/2017 7:48:44 PM [continued] something very different to what it means for the working population: for a p.....
» 30/10/2017 7:43:22 PM Hi Big Nana, I suspect that the goal of genuine reconciliation has been seen as too diffi.....
» 30/10/2017 12:44:08 PM Foxy, Oy. There have been representative bodies ever since the National Aboriginal Confer.....
» 30/10/2017 12:21:37 PM Bit of a long bow, Foxy, from Bain Attwood to Noel Parson. You're conflating two issues, c.....
» 30/10/2017 9:03:38 AM Foxy, I liked this quote from that book of Attwood's: "“… many Aboriginal people be.....
» 30/10/2017 8:29:03 AM Toni, Yes, I suspect that governments always liaise with the Indigenous population only t.....
» 29/10/2017 8:35:40 PM Thanks, Leoj, I liked that conclusion: "Most advocates, policymakers and social scie.....
» 29/10/2017 6:55:47 PM No, Foxy, it's not just 'opinion': it's belief versus evidence. Whoever asserts, must prov.....
» 29/10/2017 4:45:57 PM Foxy, I think you're proving my point: evidence is not just a lot of books, it's actual i.....
» 29/10/2017 4:13:48 PM Hi Ttbn, I hasten to assert that I have nowhere near the length and depth of experience, .....
» 28/10/2017 7:10:10 PM Dear Foxy, For God's sake, there are Indigenous representatives in almost all legislature.....
» 28/10/2017 3:05:34 PM Dearest Foxy, Ah, so young, so naive ;). Do you really think that a ginger group outside .....
» 23/10/2017 10:32:22 AM Just published: 2016 Census data is now out about Indigenous graduate numbers. In the 201.....
» 20/10/2017 1:52:25 PM David, IF you mean that, if someone claims some benefit ordinarily reserved for Indigenou.....
» 19/10/2017 10:36:48 AM Alt Rav, Good luck with persuading anybody about all that. Or do you have something a bit.....
» 18/10/2017 10:57:14 AM Clinton blew it. She didn't campaign in three critical states, Michigan, Minnesota and Wis.....
» 18/10/2017 10:52:46 AM David, Alt Rav, My point is simply - would you place demands like those on anybody else ?.....
» 17/10/2017 9:56:51 AM David, Alt Rav, So people are like puppets, you can document them and categorise them and.....
» 15/10/2017 1:29:14 PM Hi David, You suggest that the figure of 700,000 is too low. But it's amazing how much th.....
» 6/10/2017 11:02:46 AM Obviously, anyone can dress up any way they like. But it may not change one's DNA :( Howev.....
» 1/10/2017 10:27:34 AM Dearest Foxy, I don't think it's just a matter of either-or - both NK and US leaders are .....
» 1/10/2017 9:46:17 AM Hi Toni, I'm slow this morning, but was that an attempt at humour. Ho ho, I think. But y.....
» 28/09/2017 11:21:45 AM Toni, To take your idea of terrorist genes a bit further, if one bothered, one might try .....
» 28/09/2017 10:49:15 AM Paul, The elite were opposed to homosexuality ?! Don't you know anything about Victorian .....
» 28/09/2017 10:41:47 AM Hi Rusty, But none of that reasoning provides any necessary support for homosexual marria.....
» 27/09/2017 4:48:36 PM Hi Rusty, That sounds like it hurts :) De facto couples already raise children, perhaps .....
» 27/09/2017 4:40:36 PM Toni, Heredity ? After birth ? How's that work ? You've heard of socialisation ? Early t.....
» 26/09/2017 11:06:01 AM I'm a very slow learner, and it's just hit me that something might be legal, we can suppor.....
» 26/09/2017 9:47:27 AM Hi Ttbn, Did he mean copric embarrassment, or coprological emmbarasmment, or what ? And w.....
» 25/09/2017 2:10:10 PM Hi Phanto, Maybe a marriage is a contract between a man and a woman, overseen and celebra.....
» 25/09/2017 9:52:29 AM Christ, what a bunch of millenial snowflakes. Or maybe I've just evolved into a grumpy old.....
» 25/09/2017 8:36:43 AM Oops ! That should have read, " .... tens of thousands of acres of potentially good l.....
» 24/09/2017 3:25:24 PM Alan/Mikk, We all were hunter/gatherers until barely ten thousand years ago, nothing uniq.....
» 24/09/2017 9:06:06 AM I wonder if we've got all of this 'equality' aspect wrong: a contract may be between equal.....
» 20/09/2017 9:23:38 AM Dearest Foxy, Tickner. Yeah. I liked this bit: "If this mythical global queue did a.....
» 20/09/2017 8:38:58 AM Hi Minotaur, Well, I suppose there is a sort of hierarchy of evidence, something like thi.....
» 20/09/2017 8:17:20 AM Gosh, that's clever, Paul. I laughed so hard I wet my jocks, I might have to change them; .....
» 19/09/2017 4:38:10 PM Alan, Did CP's actions affect the careers and plans of those students in any way ? Yes. .....
» 19/09/2017 8:29:49 AM On 'Terra nullius', there is this article too: https://www.samuelgriffith.org.au/papers/h.....
» 19/09/2017 8:21:35 AM Dear Foxy, So ...... the company didn't pay out a refund on the unit already bought to th.....
» 19/09/2017 7:30:46 AM Hi EJ, Yeah, the legal system was pretty brutal until Peel's reforms in the 1820s. One of.....
» 19/09/2017 7:21:27 AM Minotaur, My god, you come out with some amazing rubbish, unsubstantiated BS. But I guess.....
» 18/09/2017 3:26:46 PM Hi Minotaur, Nobody who wasn't a Christian could swear on the bible, and so couldn't give.....
» 18/09/2017 3:00:54 PM Hi Phanto, You've got it in one: " .... a better society, one where no one has to ma.....
» 18/09/2017 2:31:08 PM EJ ! Where you been ?! 1788: the context is crucial - a century or more of the developmen.....
» 18/09/2017 12:56:14 PM Hi Leoj, Yeah, that puzzles me: unless one partner more or less stays home to mind the ki.....
» 15/09/2017 8:35:34 AM Dearest Foxy, Nobody is saying 'all'. 65,000,000 and counting. So, dear, how many each .....
» 15/09/2017 8:33:47 AM Hi Phanto, Yeah, I would have thought that the essence of BOTH legal marriage and inter-'.....
» 15/09/2017 8:18:04 AM Hi Paul, If more refugees apply each year to come to Australia than the quota, then there.....
» 14/09/2017 4:10:24 PM Hi Robert, Ad hominems ? Moi ?! Your points then: * do you really think any Australian .....
» 14/09/2017 2:30:50 PM Spot-on, Phanto, thanks ! Equality isn't just anything we declare it to be, AJ: witness m.....
» 14/09/2017 2:13:22 PM Between them, China and India are building, or planning to build, around four hundred coal.....
» 14/09/2017 1:59:51 PM AJ, Incredibly weak arguments there, and i think you know it. Any inter-racial couple, .....
» 14/09/2017 9:55:53 AM Hi Big Nana, Yeah, I just bought one of those continental cucumbers, about a foot long - .....
» 13/09/2017 4:55:23 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Yes, to get the benefits of legal recognition from a de facto relationship, y.....
» 13/09/2017 4:39:31 PM "We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan, "Before the year is out." Isn't.....
» 13/09/2017 2:49:14 PM Hi Toni, Second time lucky. Bastard computer. I'm sure you're not an idiot ;) But the.....
» 13/09/2017 1:32:41 PM Hi Robert, I read your post and, at first, thought, "This man's an idiot." Then.....
» 13/09/2017 12:50:34 PM Hi Mememe, I'm trying to deconstruct your posts in the context of homosexual marriage. No.....
» 13/09/2017 11:36:00 AM Hi Alan, Thanks. I also just found this article by Geoffrey Partington, on the same subje.....
» 13/09/2017 10:31:53 AM Paul, Semantics. 'Queue' or 'lottery': if you haven't applied and waited, or if you haven.....
» 13/09/2017 6:54:00 AM Hi Paul, The resort to ad hominem is usually a good sign that someone has run out of argu.....
» 12/09/2017 9:22:18 PM Me me me, So fight back by voting, otherwise how does anybody know you're doing anything .....
» 12/09/2017 4:48:12 PM Sory, that URL should be: https://www.samuelgriffith.org.au/papers/html/volume16/v16chap4.....
» 12/09/2017 3:04:14 PM You're right, Cupric, all those who are inclined to vote Yes in this dodgy and futile prop.....
» 12/09/2017 12:28:54 PM Hi Leoj, I'm tempted to listen to Philip Adams, for his imminent announcement of how many.....
» 12/09/2017 12:22:34 PM I've just come across this amazing article by the historian Michael Connor, titled 'Error .....
» 12/09/2017 12:07:15 PM Toni, Of course not, it wouldn't be a 'solution', but it can't hurt to try to find ways t.....
» 12/09/2017 11:44:25 AM I've just come across this amazing article by the historian Michael Connor, titled 'Error .....
» 12/09/2017 11:05:16 AM Hi Nick, Yes, remembering history. In many, if not all, Aboriginal groups, a practice of .....
» 12/09/2017 10:52:22 AM Cupric, Well, duh ! Of course. Three times, of course, for each of your points. Why go to.....
» 12/09/2017 10:31:02 AM Hi Paul & Toni, Silence was the stern reply. As Rahm Emmanuel, mayor of Chicago, said o.....
» 12/09/2017 10:20:36 AM Hi SteeleRedux, Sixty five million refugees across the world, and counting. So, given y.....
» 12/09/2017 10:13:48 AM Hi Leslie, Yes, but I think that there was a host of ways in which populations could be c.....
» 12/09/2017 9:59:46 AM Wolly, So ........ we can't ever know anything from the past, because it may not have bee.....
» 12/09/2017 9:41:03 AM Hi Nick, Or just ask your local green-house vegetable-grower. Joe.....
» 12/09/2017 8:36:20 AM [continued] Enrolments in Indigenous-focussed courses have shrunk to a few percent, post-.....
» 12/09/2017 8:28:44 AM Absolutely brilliant ! Yes, nobody wants to go back to a strictly walk-around, bare-arsed,.....
» 12/09/2017 7:41:56 AM Hi Paul & Toni, Sorry if it's too complicated: I was asking (and of course I'm dimly awar.....
» 12/09/2017 7:25:28 AM Hi Killarney, No, such power imbalances were usual pre-colonisation and post-, even today.....
» 11/09/2017 7:38:41 AM Hi Robert, Yes, 65 million refugees around the world, plus a million Rohingya now, plus m.....
» 11/09/2017 7:28:23 AM Sorry, Embarrassment, I've read my previous post over and over and I can't see any suggest.....
» 11/09/2017 3:05:15 AM Phanto, Of course they don't, on the whole. But the odd, accidental pregnancy probably ra.....
» 11/09/2017 1:34:00 AM I'm fascinated by the way threads go off in all sorts of directions. Try to get a better i.....
» 11/09/2017 1:17:46 AM Phanto, No matter how much power women might have in western societies compared to backwa.....
» 10/09/2017 11:29:20 PM Phanto, And what would happen to those mothers if they didn't ? Look at some of the prehi.....
» 10/09/2017 11:22:51 PM All plant-life needs CO2. It always has, and always will. Without CO2, nothing grows and w.....
» 10/09/2017 11:15:03 PM Hi Nick, You might be right about Chinese history: there seem to be great gaps between 20.....
» 10/09/2017 11:27:31 AM Denier !.....
» 10/09/2017 7:26:24 AM Hi Toni, Well, that's what our family story has been: once you get across the Red Sea, tu.....
» 9/09/2017 10:26:28 AM Sorry Toni, I just learnt that it had burnt down. So no evidence, I'm afraid. But you can .....
» 9/09/2017 9:03:56 AM Well, maybe not, Phanto: but it does indicate what a colossal waste of time, effort and mo.....
» 9/09/2017 9:01:10 AM Minotaur, I don't know or really care where you live. Yes, I am probably much older than .....
» 9/09/2017 6:56:53 AM Either way, whoever were here first, and second, and third, ........ were the first people.....
» 9/09/2017 3:49:02 AM Hi Minotaur, Yes, that would be great: we're from roughly the same part of Sydney (Bankst.....
» 9/09/2017 3:30:15 AM Hi Leoj, Let's be honest - if a bloke can get it up, he's sober enough to know the differ.....
» 9/09/2017 1:49:10 AM Thanks, Killarney; thanks, Alan. The ever-present threat of being lumped, broke, with tho.....
» 8/09/2017 7:58:46 AM Hi Minotaur, Please try to get it right: the absence of any evidence MAY very well indica.....
» 8/09/2017 7:44:50 AM Hi Phanto, That happens often, does it ? 50/50 ? What, the man takes over the pregnancy.....
» 8/09/2017 4:14:42 AM I have to support Killarney on this issue: no matter how drunk a girl might get, if she ha.....
» 8/09/2017 12:16:00 AM Dear Foxy, [I'm presuming that you're still with us :) ] No, what you write is unsubstan.....
» 7/09/2017 11:24:13 PM Dearest Foxy, [Just in case you're not quite done] I like many stories, but I love evide.....
» 6/09/2017 9:19:20 PM Hi Minotaur, I'm not sure what you mean by 'condescending': I'm assuming that you are a u.....
» 6/09/2017 3:29:24 PM Hi Minotaur, Why do people insist on this fiction that the British claimed that Australia.....
» 5/09/2017 2:45:23 PM Hi again Minotaur, Nicknicknick employs very deep satire and irony, I don't think he mean.....
» 5/09/2017 2:32:44 PM Hi Minotaur, I'm in South Australia, I have only the SA records to go on, and second-hand.....
» 5/09/2017 12:21:04 PM Hi Leoj, On Reece's article, it's amazing that he wrote it thirty years ago. Brilliant. H.....
» 5/09/2017 10:54:44 AM As Rowan Callick writes in The Australian today, a military solution is out of the questio.....
» 5/09/2017 10:44:36 AM Student computer rooms at universities are usually very busy places, used around the clock.....
» 4/09/2017 1:52:59 PM Hi Foxy, I doubt my own oral memory, let alone anybody else's :) As for your conclusion.....
» 4/09/2017 1:41:47 PM [con tinued] And of course, for single women with children, there was no financial child .....
» 4/09/2017 1:33:32 PM Aboriginal people as British subjects ? Well, at least in SA, yeah: on at least a couple o.....
» 4/09/2017 12:02:27 PM Facts matter. I typed up the nine thousand letters of the South Australian Protector (1839.....
» 31/08/2017 6:48:16 PM Hi Toni, The current legal position is that marriage is an agreement between a man and a .....
» 29/08/2017 5:15:08 PM Hi Shockadelic, Well, maybe lust rather than love - not that there's anything much wrong .....
» 29/08/2017 1:16:03 PM Hi Say NoToCommonSense, We shouldn't test Year 1s ?! Of course, we should, tactfully of c.....
» 29/08/2017 11:16:21 AM Hi AJ, As an asinine but curious person (just ask anyone), can you spell out for me how '.....
» 29/08/2017 9:03:42 AM "Equality" ? Close relatives can't marry, or even have sexual relations. People .....
» 28/08/2017 10:44:20 AM Hi Cherful, OR: don't worry about the pissy words, cat, hat, run, etc., but as Sylvia Ash.....
» 28/08/2017 10:36:21 AM This may be incredibly naive, but what if anybody seeking political office did two things:.....
» 26/08/2017 2:50:29 PM "History shows same-sex marriage plebiscite unnecessary and out of step" ?! Of c.....
» 23/08/2017 6:09:18 PM This endless false dilemma: OF COURSE kids should read for meaning, for fun, for exploring.....
» 21/08/2017 10:07:34 AM Alt-Rav, You need to distinguish between British sovereignty and ownership of/relationshi.....
» 20/08/2017 12:47:12 PM Hi Leo, So ..... if someone thinks that marriage is a bourgeois institution that should b.....
» 19/08/2017 6:27:12 PM Dear Foxy, No, only to Alice Springs: not impressed. I went to high school in Darwin in t.....
» 19/08/2017 11:58:36 AM I wonder what the law is about climbing trees in many national parks ? Swimming in pools a.....
» 19/08/2017 11:52:55 AM . . . who . . . cares.....
» 7/08/2017 12:20:26 PM What, only twice then ? If you're on a good thing, stick to it. Whispering's not what I .....
» 7/08/2017 9:16:11 AM Dearest Foxy, I certainly like the first option, not to keen on the others. I knew I shou.....
» 6/08/2017 9:21:41 PM Dear Foxy, Will people ever let up on me ?! You do so much, and then, one goat and it's a.....
» 5/08/2017 1:53:42 PM [Flounces back in, Left] Hi Is Mise, Not necessarily. [Flounces back out, Right] [And.....
» 4/08/2017 10:09:52 AM Talk about a storm in a tea-cup. Obviously, if Western men have half of the sperm count of.....
» 31/07/2017 9:10:03 AM Fascinating article. But what about the many generations of Chinese in Australia before, s.....
» 25/07/2017 11:48:34 AM Sexual abuse is an act of power, not merely sexual gratification. Child abuse is manifestl.....
» 23/07/2017 11:51:28 AM I don't think we realise how complicated this can get. It seems that some governments may.....
» 23/07/2017 11:41:32 AM Hi Alt-Rave, Fools rush in, ay ? So you've dipped your toe in the waters of Indigenous is.....
» 22/07/2017 1:17:38 PM Hi Alan, With respect, you and I have Neanderthal genes (I'm assuming you have European a.....
» 21/07/2017 9:03:40 PM Slightly off-topic: from the Census results, it is clear that, for the Indigenous populati.....
» 18/07/2017 5:40:25 PM Hi Minotaur, Yes, just had a knee op. Bloody painful. Yeah, there are only three ways for.....
» 11/07/2017 5:45:00 PM Hi Minotaur, Yes, I agree with you, there's not much mileage in claiming Indigenous statu.....
» 11/07/2017 3:16:13 PM Dr Nicolas Biddle, of the Centre for Aboriginal Policy Research (CAEPR) has contributed th.....
» 11/07/2017 12:40:35 PM Whatev, Minotaur. You're right though: re-identification has been a far, far bigger cont.....
» 11/07/2017 11:24:12 AM Hi Moronitaur, As usual, you miss the point entirely. Populations can't just increase vas.....
» 11/07/2017 9:56:22 AM Why are some 'educators' so afraid of testing ? In my very short teaching career, with 49 .....
» 10/07/2017 10:07:45 AM Fools rush in, don't they ? My grandma was right, I'm not as clever as I thought: I used a.....
» 6/07/2017 1:16:46 PM To get back to topic: Could it be that the Royal Commission is not so ‘unaware’, that it.....
» 6/07/2017 9:35:01 AM Bob Katter claimed on Q & A that he was a Blackfella. Since at least the late nineties, .....
» 5/07/2017 3:39:08 PM Re-identification has disrupted analysis of Indigenous population since 1971. Let's look.....
» 5/07/2017 3:02:11 PM Yes, it's quite amazing that the Indigenous population grew since the 2011 Census by 101,0.....
» 5/07/2017 9:56:04 AM JayB, I have my own issues with Indigenous Studies, mainly that it has to rely so much on.....
» 4/07/2017 5:38:46 PM JayB, There re currently around 44,000 Indigenous university graduates across Australia. .....
» 3/07/2017 2:21:26 PM 3rd time lucky ? Computers, who needs them ? While we're on the subject, the 2016 Census s.....
» 2/07/2017 10:01:24 PM Hi Big Nana, Thank you for your valuable insights. Those problems don't occur so much in .....
» 26/06/2017 11:31:49 AM Paul 2 Mark 2, Nice try: I haven't used the term 'left-wing fascist' on this thread, from.....
» 26/06/2017 9:50:45 AM Paul2, Oops ! That clever jibe should have read: "Not every body who disagrees with.....
» 26/06/2017 9:46:01 AM Paul 2, No, I 'swallowed' the version of events that I saw on the video: it was obvious t.....
» 26/06/2017 8:29:29 AM Hi Paul 1/2, So let's assume that Bolt was attacked by 'members' of some disaffected extr.....
» 25/06/2017 8:31:09 PM Paul 2, Forgive me, I'm a bit confused: a sandwich thrown at a left-wing person is assaul.....
» 24/06/2017 10:22:30 AM Hi Paul 1/2, Yeah: if someone can benefit from some atrocity, such as Bolt because of tha.....
» 20/06/2017 11:20:32 AM Hi Paul 1, A sensible post. Well done. Of course, Trump should surrender any tapes of h.....
» 19/06/2017 6:08:11 PM Maybe everybody has got Trump all wrong. He may be easily the most uneducated President in.....
» 19/06/2017 4:42:17 PM Hi Foxy, Perhaps the point is that the judges did NOT err in their sentencing - they appl.....
» 19/06/2017 11:07:45 AM Dearest Foxy, I suspect that the taxpayers will gladly pay for their outspokenness, impro.....
» 18/06/2017 4:34:55 PM Just to be serious for once, if the issue is about courts handing down lenient parole peri.....
» 17/06/2017 4:54:39 PM Hi Paul, 1 or 2, I' not sure :) Yes, you're ight, evidence is crucial. I hope that those.....
» 16/06/2017 3:15:06 PM [continued] fifty thousand (we'll see in a couple of weeks when the Census data comes out.....
» 16/06/2017 3:13:02 PM Dearest Foxy, Continuing my last post to you, i.e. "So the questions are: could Ab.....
» 15/06/2017 10:49:28 PM Hi Jayb, On that last point: yes, that's what I'm getting at, that it would be up to each.....
» 15/06/2017 6:15:12 PM Hi Jayb, Clearly, no Indigenous person would be forced to renounce their Australian citiz.....
» 15/06/2017 6:03:06 PM Gord. Can we get over this? Right or Left, let the legal system do its work: the thugs are.....
» 15/06/2017 5:23:23 PM Hi Jayb, Curse the English language: does 'State' mean like South Australia or Victoria a.....
» 15/06/2017 1:36:44 PM Sorry Stale, Yes, I may be confused, I do differentiate, perhaps wrongly, between a kid .....
» 15/06/2017 12:22:39 PM Paul 1, Now that you mention it, the bloke in that photo does look like a National Action.....
» 15/06/2017 11:45:37 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't believe what you read but everybody s.....
» 15/06/2017 11:14:24 AM Hi Ttbn, Yes, it's at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/one-of-the-thugs-wh.....
» 15/06/2017 10:25:37 AM Hi Paul 2, I'm not sure what my former links to communism have to do with a couple of thu.....
» 15/06/2017 10:05:57 AM Hi Stale Reflux, A kid throwing a sandwich at someone probably looks very like a kid, thr.....
» 14/06/2017 10:53:14 PM Hi Paul 2, I'm assuming that Paul 1 is off quietly reading somewhere, or watering the kal.....
» 14/06/2017 9:28:49 PM Foxy, We're probably operating on different planes of understanding. You are happy to dis.....
» 14/06/2017 6:39:09 PM Dearest Foxy, With respect, why do you keep posting the most banal, childish URLs ? For G.....
» 14/06/2017 5:50:50 PM Hi Bazz, Another myth about the Religion of Peace, used by Islamists and useful idiots, i.....
» 14/06/2017 12:16:00 PM Dorg, Fascism means a lot more than tooth-brush moustaches, or black or brown shirts too,.....
» 14/06/2017 11:57:45 AM Dearest Foxy, Thanks for that sage advice about Google. That's 'G' with a capital G, righ.....
» 14/06/2017 11:22:46 AM Hi Dorg, Who, the leaders of China ? Your narrow definition of fascism seems to fit them,.....
» 14/06/2017 10:32:05 AM At the risk of seeming paedophagous, I have to keep asking, that apart from Dorg's wish-li.....
» 14/06/2017 10:02:42 AM Hi Paul, Are there two Pauls, one fairly reasonable and polite, the other a bit of a loon.....
» 14/06/2017 9:48:35 AM Hi Dan, I've never been much of a joiner, and thereby uncritical supporter, of any party......
» 13/06/2017 11:44:10 PM Grateful, Yes, of course. The Burmese nationalist are cruelly and illegally oppressing th.....
» 13/06/2017 11:34:36 PM Hi Cheerful, Well, it depends whether someone supports 'exclusivist' multiculti, or inclu.....
» 13/06/2017 11:19:59 PM Hi Paul, In answer to your question, no. As for identifying the thugs, don't be half-wit.....
» 13/06/2017 6:03:43 PM Hi Mhaze, That's right, so any time he likes he'll release his tax returns, showing not a.....
» 13/06/2017 5:27:19 PM Hi Old Man, Yeah ! And a President should bde allowed to grab any woman by the pussy - th.....
» 13/06/2017 5:18:22 PM Hi Dan, Curse those posting rules ! Yes, probably until twenty or thirty years ago. Yes,.....
» 13/06/2017 4:21:34 PM Hi Paul, After very careful consideration, I would respectfully suggest that Shadow Minis.....
» 13/06/2017 2:38:34 PM Hi Paul, Completely off the topic but I came across this article which you might be inter.....
» 13/06/2017 2:23:47 PM Hi Geoff, Yeah ! The President is the President, he can do whatever he likes, that's what.....
» 13/06/2017 2:11:04 PM I hate to raise the issue of Australian values, they're so boring, but I hope that all of .....
» 13/06/2017 12:46:35 PM Hi Paul, Whatev. Wait and see if and when the matter goes to court. Are you suggesting th.....
» 13/06/2017 12:30:08 PM Hi Paul, Yes indeed, and the Labour Party is stuck with Corbyn for 260 of them. As you .....
» 13/06/2017 10:50:01 AM Hi Foxy, Guilty as charged. But I'm sure Deputy Dorg and Stale can take it. BTT: I here.....
» 13/06/2017 10:39:16 AM There is another implication of a migrant-refugee intake of 200,000 that I've been trying .....
» 13/06/2017 10:17:57 AM Dearest Foxy, Well, Dorg for one - see immediately above. Complaint demolished :) Dorg m.....
» 13/06/2017 10:07:35 AM Hi Paul, I fully agree: stereotyping is a vile practice. One objection I get sometimes ab.....
» 13/06/2017 9:35:09 AM Hi Paul, Well, what SM said about his auntie. I wonder if yours would have. Corbyn lost......
» 13/06/2017 9:28:42 AM Paul, Not all of us are on the unreconstructed opportunist Left, you know: some of us do .....
» 13/06/2017 9:17:31 AM Hi Cheerful, Chilly ?! Try Adelaide, every morning it's about 3, 4 or 5 degrees. So the h.....
» 12/06/2017 10:09:25 PM Hi Dan, So what's it like on your planet ? ISIS says it is at war with the entire West. I.....
» 12/06/2017 9:59:21 PM Hi Paul, Well, yes, we each live in one place, more or less, so how can anyone ever under.....
» 12/06/2017 7:11:24 PM Robert, Who is saying that ? A straw man :) But surely anybody suspected of aiding, or pla.....
» 12/06/2017 7:07:45 PM On another occasion, in about 1842, the SA Protector of Aborigines was informed that there.....
» 12/06/2017 6:54:15 PM Hi Paul, Well, I've seen the video now. Bearing in mind that shoving something in someone.....
» 12/06/2017 6:42:55 PM Good point, Runner :) Maybe every pollie and academic who speaks out in favour of treatin.....
» 12/06/2017 4:17:21 PM Hi Binoy, You getting paid by the word ? Interesting comparison: internment of innocent.....
» 12/06/2017 4:00:48 PM Dick-brain Dorg, How do you know ? Somebody chucks something on you and then something el.....
» 12/06/2017 2:47:42 PM Dependable Dorg, Right on cue ! A bloke gets assaulted, defends himself, with a third blo.....
» 12/06/2017 1:39:40 PM What does 'equal' mean, since the term is bandied about ? An equal right to get married, i.....
» 12/06/2017 1:17:47 PM [Continued] People at Pt McLeay won't read the Journals of the missionary there (1859-187.....
» 12/06/2017 12:58:54 PM Dear Foxy, Oral stories can fascinate: There are quite a few genealogies relating to Ngar.....
» 12/06/2017 11:46:12 AM Dearest Foxy, There is no law stopping two men or two women from living together. If they.....
» 12/06/2017 11:22:22 AM Brilliant garbage, Grateful ! Is this the sort of 'argument' that they teach in the madra.....
» 12/06/2017 10:29:45 AM Hi Bazz, One would surely expect that women would be in the forefront of opposition to Is.....
» 12/06/2017 9:28:42 AM In today's Australian (p. 12), a group of very courageous Muslim women in London have call.....
» 12/06/2017 7:35:43 AM Hi Paul, It's called experience. Ask Big Nana :) I don't understand your comment about b.....
» 12/06/2017 7:20:22 AM Hi Paul, Wow, that got up your nose, didn't it ? I was just asking if that was what Stale.....
» 11/06/2017 8:55:48 PM Wow ! I hadn't seen the video before: anybody with half a brain would do what Bolt did. Ho.....
» 11/06/2017 8:42:09 PM Any time, Foxy dear :) When's your husband away ?.....
» 11/06/2017 8:39:45 PM By the way, Steal, it's called 'assault'. One has the right to defend oneself reasonably, .....
» 11/06/2017 8:36:36 PM Hi Scaly Repox, So how was Bolt not to know that he wasn't being hit with acid ? Some Kor.....
» 11/06/2017 8:29:38 PM Hi Stale Reflux, I'm a bit thick, even for an old bloke, but I can't quite follow your re.....
» 11/06/2017 8:23:35 PM Hi Cheerful, Yes, a pause in Muslim immigration, for the duration of the fascist war bein.....
» 11/06/2017 7:59:27 PM Oh well, back to topic: Above, Doog touted more land for Indigenous groups. My dear wife.....
» 11/06/2017 6:17:40 PM Thanks, Foxy :).....
» 11/06/2017 2:17:08 PM Foxy, pot kettle.....
» 11/06/2017 2:12:47 PM Foxy, Surely you're not so naïve as to fall for those mealy-mouthed and carefully-worded .....
» 11/06/2017 1:45:51 PM Foxy, Robert Manne's stuff was garbage, assertions, nothing which was worth a damn. On .....
» 11/06/2017 1:33:31 PM Hi Leoj, That URL, referring to an article by Nick Cohen, should be a must-read for anybo.....
» 11/06/2017 1:06:05 PM Dearest Foxy, As some old Greek said, "Know thyself". Of course, we all should,.....
» 11/06/2017 12:50:44 PM Hi Leoj, You mention Indigenous 'research'. It's a strange beast, Indigenous 'research'. .....
» 11/06/2017 12:10:40 PM Hi Ttbn, Yes, I think you're right: "What we all should be doing, Left and Right, i.....
» 11/06/2017 10:19:06 AM Thank you to all those who have made this thread so enjoyable :) God, I laughed at some of.....
» 11/06/2017 9:26:51 AM Dearest Foxy, Well, I suppose we differ over the importance of evidence over belief. I ca.....
» 11/06/2017 9:18:14 AM Dear Foxy, Sometimes your remarks are so hurtful: I had no idea my flatulence was so well.....
» 10/06/2017 8:32:21 PM Foxy, I wasn't aware that that mongrel Breivik was Australian. You learn something every .....
» 10/06/2017 7:29:40 PM Hi Paul, There would be copious files on very single child ever taken into care anywhere .....
» 10/06/2017 7:24:41 PM Foxy, Yes, I read that 'Report' when it came out, twenty years ago. I noticed that not a .....
» 10/06/2017 7:17:23 PM Hi Foxy, Deaths from Australian white extremists in 2017: Nil. Deaths from Australians e.....
» 10/06/2017 7:06:53 PM Hi Paul, Just going back to your rant earlier today, why do you think you're not a bigot .....
» 10/06/2017 6:43:39 PM Wow, I certainly miscalculated there. But, on the other hand, both Labour and the Tories g.....
» 10/06/2017 6:37:37 PM Hi Paul, Sorry, Moseley wasn't at Rookwood in 1935, he wax in Perth, handing down his Roy.....
» 10/06/2017 6:27:38 PM Hi Ttbn, I have to say that sections of the 'Left' have always been too bereft of argumen.....
» 9/06/2017 8:32:53 PM Wow, did I get that wrong ? The Tories will still form government, they'll have the Nthn I.....
» 9/06/2017 7:30:30 PM Hi Foxy, Surely you would be aware that memory, oral recollection, is - as Leoj points ou.....
» 9/06/2017 5:33:18 PM Foxy, Surely you're not that stupid. As Leoj points out, oral memory is extremely faulty......
» 9/06/2017 5:14:41 PM Hi Pal and Chris, Insofar as your comments about pedophiles have connections to this thre.....
» 9/06/2017 10:35:25 AM Hi Paul, Love and kisses accepted, at arm's length :) I'm not sure what you are asking -.....
» 8/06/2017 7:21:39 PM Foxy, Yes, it all should be in his file. Do you know anything at all about single others .....
» 8/06/2017 6:22:20 PM Yes, Foxy, let's hope that if they are found, hiding no doubt in some basement, and then p.....
» 8/06/2017 5:18:40 PM Hi Phanto, Being still a bit paranoid, a hangover from my lefty days, I suspect that you .....
» 8/06/2017 5:15:04 PM Come off it, Foxy, how was Bolt to know that it's just shaving cream and glitter ? With th.....
» 8/06/2017 5:09:04 PM Hi Foxy, Have you read the post yourself ? That Harry Bennett could have been killed by h.....
» 8/06/2017 1:52:32 PM Perhaps someone can help me: * Australia has an annual quota for a refugee intake, I thi.....
» 8/06/2017 1:26:36 PM Hi Paul, Well, who do you support - Islamist fascists or the homosexual movement, you can.....
» 8/06/2017 1:23:18 PM It seems it needed two brave thugs to do it, an another to film it. If it were me, I hope .....
» 8/06/2017 10:51:25 AM Hi Paul, God, I love that logic: if someone could conceivably gain something from somethi.....
» 8/06/2017 10:04:23 AM Paul, Yes. Lock people up on strong suspicion, on reasonable grounds according to a magis.....
» 8/06/2017 9:53:02 AM Paul, What ?! How on earth do you come to your crazy conclusions ? Or are you just teasin.....
» 8/06/2017 9:52:30 AM Paul, What ?! How on earth do you come to your crazy conclusions ? Or are you just teasin.....
» 8/06/2017 9:34:07 AM Sorry, Yuyutsu, I can't believe that. If it's true, then I can't hold out much hope for .....
» 8/06/2017 9:29:26 AM AJ In that case, whaddawe want ? Plebiscite ! When do we wanit ? NOW ! Contradiction ? D.....
» 7/06/2017 9:08:31 PM Hi Yuyutsu, And that's how it can be with the other Arab countries, if they abandoned the.....
» 7/06/2017 9:05:57 PM AJ, Yeah, plebiscite: get this crap over with and let the people decide. End of. Hopefull.....
» 7/06/2017 7:58:00 PM Yuyutsu, If I were in Israel, I would be somewhat concerned about where some of that $ 15.....
» 7/06/2017 6:17:46 PM You're not wrong, Runner, as they say in the country :) Best wishes, Joe.....
» 7/06/2017 6:15:34 PM Hi Runner, So who defines 'bigot' ? One person's bigotry is another's reasonableness, so .....
» 7/06/2017 5:49:00 PM Hi AJ, No worries: put it to a plebiscite and let the Australian people decide. End of ke.....
» 7/06/2017 5:45:41 PM Hi Runner, Yes, perhaps a temporary holt to the immigration of Muslim refugees and migran.....
» 7/06/2017 5:33:01 PM Hi Runner, Yes, and where is the good Samaritan in the Koran ? i.e. someone who will come.....
» 7/06/2017 5:21:58 PM Yuyutsu, Israel was built also on the sheer terror of what could happen again, and the gr.....
» 7/06/2017 5:04:28 PM Hi Josephus, Don't tease him :) Hi AJ, An interesting phrase: " ..... two persons .....
» 7/06/2017 4:57:07 PM Hi Ttbn, Expanding the custodial system to capture creatures like that bloke in Brighton .....
» 7/06/2017 4:13:05 PM Grateful, No, the atrocities committed against the Rohingya by ultra-nationalist and fasc.....
» 7/06/2017 11:23:32 AM Hi AJ, You inadvertently put your finger on an interesting point: often Islamist terroris.....
» 7/06/2017 10:16:21 AM I don't know, Alon, : if hostile neighbouring countries amass armies on one's borders, t.....
» 7/06/2017 10:05:42 AM Hi Paul, As one of the tag-along bigots that you allude to, I have to defend Josephus whe.....
» 7/06/2017 9:04:32 AM Grateful, [Grateful for what ? Being allowed to say what you like in Australia ? ] When .....
» 6/06/2017 6:40:28 PM Hi Big Nana, I always learn so much from your posts :) In my very limited experience, i.....
» 6/06/2017 6:26:36 PM Anyway: What should be in our (note the all-inclusive use of 'our') Treaty ? Since it is .....
» 6/06/2017 5:23:35 PM Hi Daffy, You may get something out of this OLO URL: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/vi.....
» 6/06/2017 1:28:31 PM Hi Doog, So back we come to Square One, not an unusual outcome in Indigenous affairs. As .....
» 6/06/2017 1:24:58 PM I guess I'm leery of a 'treaty' partly * because it would be so unnecessary in 2017, sin.....
» 6/06/2017 1:05:07 PM AJ, No you didn't use the word "only", I assumed it when you wrote "what e.....
» 6/06/2017 12:47:18 PM Hi Runner, Thanks for that. I did write: " .... some idiot might point out some of t.....
» 6/06/2017 12:36:23 PM AJ, I think the word "only" gave it away :) Hi Is Mise, No, I knew not to do .....
» 6/06/2017 12:27:49 PM I'm greatly amused that anybody takes this idiocy seriously. AJ, we might have to agree .....
» 6/06/2017 12:12:18 PM Hi Runner, I'm trying to join the dots between an unquestioning religion and an ideology .....
» 6/06/2017 11:40:33 AM Hi AJ, Perhaps you might need to concentrate your comments towards someone who gives a to.....
» 6/06/2017 11:36:35 AM Hi AJ, Ooooo, another straw man: why do you assume that any extra response to terrorism o.....
» 6/06/2017 11:17:08 AM Hi Leoj, But if identity is so fluid, any talk of 'false' or 'true' gays' is pointless - .....
» 5/06/2017 8:02:58 PM Yuyutsu, So ...... the very notion of identity is fluid, to the point of irrelevance ? We.....
» 5/06/2017 6:55:16 PM Hi Cossomby, Evidence of any of that would be nice. Any whatsoever. Seed-gathering proba.....
» 5/06/2017 5:10:50 PM Hi Doog, I read today that the annual Indigenous budget was around $ 55 billion. I can't .....
» 5/06/2017 5:03:10 PM Hi Paul, Yes,a treaty is an agreement between two distinct entities: at Waitangi, those e.....
» 5/06/2017 4:50:52 PM If gender fluidity is the norm, then - please someone help me with this - the terms 'homos.....
» 5/06/2017 10:46:43 AM Dearest Foxy, Perhaps we should tell that to the makers of wind towers and solar panels: .....
» 5/06/2017 9:51:51 AM If 'moderate' Muslims were in the vast majority, wouldn't they be using gentle persuasion .....
» 5/06/2017 9:30:10 AM Wind towers, made of steel and concrete, and solar panels, are made by using: ? Electricit.....
» 5/06/2017 9:22:03 AM Hi Paul, It was reported this morning that a quarter of Muslims in Britain don't believe .....
» 5/06/2017 8:39:56 AM Hi Cossomby, Harvesting already-grown seed is called ' gathering'. It's what hunter-gath.....
» 5/06/2017 8:28:30 AM Gosh, this is fun, isn't it AJ ? Just to get back to the original topic: I'm a bit more c.....
» 4/06/2017 10:52:45 PM Yuyutsu, If WHO wants ? Have the 'spokespeople, 'the usual suspects', asked the Indigenou.....
» 4/06/2017 8:40:56 PM Hi again Jayb, The crack-pot notion of a separate Aboriginal State is not new: back in th.....
» 4/06/2017 8:08:20 PM Hi Paul, Then why have one at all ? Sounds fine to me. What, another ten years of useless.....
» 4/06/2017 7:55:16 PM Yeah, I meant "Ten one on, Is Mise .... " And you'd still lose your money :).....
» 4/06/2017 6:58:58 PM Yuyutsu, Tell most Indigenous people they are traitors and then stand back. It's none of .....
» 4/06/2017 6:43:45 PM Hi Diver Dan, I don't think any kid is uneducatable, except perhaps for those with obviou.....
» 4/06/2017 5:18:24 PM Hi Paul, I've never, in all its manifestations, supported the notion of a treaty. Never. .....
» 4/06/2017 5:02:34 PM Hi again Cossomby, Fish-traps: that's called 'gathering'. People settled long-term in som.....
» 4/06/2017 4:50:28 PM Hi Cossomby, My, how times change. Back a hundred years ago, kids left school as young as.....
» 4/06/2017 4:18:31 PM Ten to one, Is Mise, and you'll still be paying out :) This bloke has a brilliant article.....
» 3/06/2017 4:23:14 PM Hi AJ, " ..... why do we assume that every Muslim must believe the same things about.....
» 3/06/2017 4:20:43 PM Hi Jayb, I'm getting to think (I'm a very, veeeery slow learner) that much of the Convent.....
» 3/06/2017 3:27:05 PM Thanks, AJ, apology accepted :) In English 'we' is quite ambiguous: is it meant exclusive.....
» 3/06/2017 3:03:37 PM AJ, " ..... why do we assume that every Muslim must believe the same things about Is.....
» 3/06/2017 2:59:03 PM [continued] use the land for foraging. Now, imagine if even able-bodied people had got .....
» 3/06/2017 12:36:55 PM No, sorry Big Nana :) I'm getting to think that there is usually a very high correlation .....
» 3/06/2017 11:28:19 AM Doog, Yes, kangaroo grass, notoriously low in nutrients (at least the seed is, the leaf i.....
» 3/06/2017 11:04:49 AM [continued] ago, if only because the entire landscape changed, from very lush to very rug.....
» 3/06/2017 10:52:29 AM Hi Paul, Whakawhanaungatanga: http://maoridictionary.co.nz/word/12711 (noun) process of .....
» 2/06/2017 8:59:10 PM Doog, Cultivated the land ? Where ? What sort of plants ? And did what with the crops ? H.....
» 2/06/2017 8:50:20 PM Yuyutsu, Do you ever take notice of what you write ? That last statement is precisely wha.....
» 2/06/2017 8:43:01 PM Um ...... what was the topic again ? Get a room, you blokes :).....
» 2/06/2017 6:55:40 PM Hi Bazz, Yes, live in hope :) Cheers, Joe.....
» 2/06/2017 4:07:55 PM Yuyutsu, 1. No. 2. No......
» 2/06/2017 4:02:03 PM Hi Bazz, The great historian Marc Bloch (tortured and murdered by the Nazis in 1944) desc.....
» 2/06/2017 3:54:03 PM Dearest Foxy, So ........ if someone tells a lie, but, with innocent eyes blinking in con.....
» 2/06/2017 3:10:49 PM Christ, what a stupid article. I taught in the country for a short time in the early sixt.....
» 2/06/2017 2:49:11 PM Hi Big Nana, I don't disagree - people can honestly call themselves whatever they prefer,.....
» 2/06/2017 10:44:37 AM Hi Josephus, A very good point ! Not only is it 'humanist' to ignore similarities betwee.....
» 2/06/2017 10:22:54 AM [continued] In the early days, authorities were often confused when encountering a person.....
» 2/06/2017 10:17:32 AM Yuyutsu, Ah, the bloke at the back of the stand, yelling out advice to the umpie - that's.....
» 1/06/2017 11:30:46 PM Yuyutsu, That is close to the most ignorant comment I've ever heard. Of course, it was co.....
» 1/06/2017 6:32:11 PM My god, who cares ?!.....
» 1/06/2017 5:52:49 PM Hi Cossomby, That could be a bloke's name, of course - if you set up a web-site and simp.....
» 1/06/2017 5:45:55 PM Hi Leoj, It used to be, and probably still is, the practice that anybody who waltzed up t.....
» 1/06/2017 5:36:46 PM This week so far: Islamo-fascist atrocities: * Two bombings in Bagdad; * Massive bomb i.....
» 1/06/2017 5:24:11 PM Hi Bazz, Very simply, anybody who can demonstrate a link to an Indigenous ancestor, ideal.....
» 1/06/2017 5:11:39 PM Cossomby, Oy. Then change those bits - OF COURSE ! Surely all this farting around for a d.....
» 1/06/2017 5:01:40 PM Hi Cossomby, Would $ 30 billion p.a. be enough ? So what if pretty much everybody in a g.....
» 1/06/2017 4:08:31 PM Thanks Big Nana, Doog, do you ever read what other people have posted ? Do you ever think.....
» 1/06/2017 3:40:57 PM Hi Rhross, They probably used every sort of grass seed hey could find, except maybe for k.....
» 1/06/2017 2:01:13 PM Thanks, Foxy. Sorry, which end does one suck at again ?.....
» 1/06/2017 1:57:59 PM Hi Rhross, Yes, nobody teases out the costs and benefits of the 'Invasion': costs maybe, .....
» 1/06/2017 1:32:15 PM Foxy, " .... it can't have been easy being a female and a Muslim to boot to achieve .....
» 1/06/2017 1:25:16 PM Hi Leoj, You mention " .... widespread, systemic abuses, misappropriations and sheer.....
» 1/06/2017 12:40:50 PM This company surely has the right to promote homosexual marriage in this way, it's their r.....
» 1/06/2017 11:55:48 AM Hi Ttbn, I suppose the question is: do we want one inclusive, integrating society, or sho.....
» 1/06/2017 11:17:06 AM Hi Doog, It was implicit from the earliest days of the Invasion/Settlement that Indigenou.....
» 1/06/2017 10:36:04 AM Not to come to the rescue of mining companies, but is anybody actually simple enough to th.....
» 1/06/2017 10:16:44 AM Hi Paul, Thank you for teasing out some of the issues arising from the Uluru Statement. I.....
» 31/05/2017 8:03:06 PM For god's sake, don't be so childish, Foxy......
» 31/05/2017 7:50:27 PM Foxy, There's a word for all that but Graham won't let us use it. Of course Ms Magied has.....
» 31/05/2017 2:42:46 PM Hi Banjo, I would have thought that there were millions of destitute non-Muslim refugees,.....
» 31/05/2017 1:36:10 PM Hi Doog, Eleven out of twelve ain't bad. If there was a competition between Islamist, Bud.....
» 31/05/2017 11:50:27 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm sure that there are very many dedicated Indigenous people around the co.....
» 31/05/2017 11:32:28 AM It seems as if Yassmin has been forgotten on this particular thread. Gosh, what a shame. .....
» 31/05/2017 10:30:46 AM Any proposal in the Uluru Statement which affects the Constitution affects all Australians.....
» 31/05/2017 9:39:58 AM Correction: Gillard must have been appointed Chancellor of the Uni of Adelaide, because .....
» 31/05/2017 9:29:41 AM Hi Paul, Yes, more or less, since it has so many inaccuracies that it is not reliable as .....
» 31/05/2017 12:09:41 AM Thanks Foxy, At first I thought that, in advising us in little words how to suck eggs, I .....
» 30/05/2017 4:54:19 PM Clearly, not all Muslims are potential terrorists. Maybe only a minority are. Then surely,.....
» 30/05/2017 4:40:21 PM Hi Leoj, One problem with believing a very negative Conventional Narrative is that one ca.....
» 30/05/2017 4:23:14 PM Hi Rhross, Yes, our remote ancestors came out of Africa 200,000, 100,000, and/or 60,000 y.....
» 30/05/2017 1:17:11 PM Let's just cool down and clarify the situation: 11 out of 12 terrorist plots involved Mus.....
» 30/05/2017 11:50:51 AM Dear Foxy, How do you mean, that people in 'communities' don't have control ? Maybe not '.....
» 30/05/2017 11:40:23 AM Paul, Is Mise got in first: ""...Aboriginal people assuming their rightful plac.....
» 30/05/2017 11:15:56 AM Paul, Re your Tuesday, 30 May 2017 5:35:42 AM Of course, I don't disagree with the stat.....
» 29/05/2017 11:31:53 PM Hi Foxy, No, only the last ten minutes or so, I preferred to watch 'Foyle's War'. What I .....
» 29/05/2017 10:59:48 PM Hi Cherful, No, China is in a lot of trouble with its population - that its one-child pol.....
» 29/05/2017 8:47:02 PM Dearest Foxy, No offence but sometimes you really do write rubbish: if there is no such t.....
» 29/05/2017 8:31:00 PM Dear Foxy,' Surely success in one area can be an example to what might be done about othe.....
» 29/05/2017 6:56:57 PM Foxy, No, but it shows what's possible. Amazing. How do people manage to slag Indigenous .....
» 29/05/2017 4:08:04 PM Grateful, I'll respond more fully when you stop writing rubbish. Joe.....
» 29/05/2017 2:36:27 PM Hi Steele, I'm glad you've raised the Rabbit-Proof Fence story again: I got hold of the a.....
» 29/05/2017 2:23:40 PM Dearest Foxy, And Indigenous women commenced university study in 2015 at a slightly highe.....
» 29/05/2017 2:03:25 PM Hi MHaze, Gosh, almost as many as Clinton's voters. I wonder what might have happened if .....
» 29/05/2017 1:55:11 PM [continued] Free speech in a country like Australia permits, even demands, that we speak .....
» 29/05/2017 1:53:12 PM Grateful, If you think I admire Trump, you don't understand satire. But I agree with you .....
» 29/05/2017 1:30:35 PM Hi Rhross, My wife and I used to play a little game - if we saw some bloke (usually a blo.....
» 29/05/2017 1:07:39 PM Hi Leoj, The problem with explaining why some types of evidence CAN'T be found, (because .....
» 29/05/2017 10:51:23 AM As usual, I'm with Steele on this one: "Of course we shouldn't forget him arming to.....
» 29/05/2017 10:36:17 AM Butch has a point: there would have to be very strong evidence to convict without a body, .....
» 29/05/2017 10:15:00 AM G'day Paul, No, thanks, I've got kids who have to make a living. And I wasn't aware tha.....
» 28/05/2017 10:45:30 PM Grateful, By implicitly opposing free speech ? Otherwise why mention it, why link it to s.....
» 28/05/2017 8:26:27 PM Hi Cheerful, The author condemns what he calls neo-liberalism, by which I presume he mean.....
» 28/05/2017 7:00:38 PM Hi Paul, You're kidding :) Anybody in the business, or recently exiting the business, kno.....
» 28/05/2017 6:54:52 PM Hi Bazz, If a Muslim buys land, that also remains Muslim forever. Check out 'Muslim land .....
» 28/05/2017 3:11:30 PM Hi Grateful, In this pissing contest, don't forget to mention the thirty Coptic Christian.....
» 28/05/2017 1:46:36 PM [continued] that they can do this expeditiously and in a way which strengthens Indigenous.....
» 28/05/2017 1:33:24 PM The Indigenous people want a voice in Parliament. One voice, Ken Wyatt, explained that on .....
» 28/05/2017 11:17:18 AM Hi Cheerful, Yes, I'm puzzled why the US has been so hostile to Iran since the fascist re.....
» 28/05/2017 8:44:17 AM Hi Graham, Yes, what you advocate, depends on the story you tell: one could start out wit.....
» 27/05/2017 11:42:15 PM Although it is a product of its times, these comments on policy are interesting: from Mary.....
» 27/05/2017 11:36:42 PM Sorry, I should have used full stops or dashes to spread those figures for 1935-1936 out: .....
» 27/05/2017 6:51:10 PM Welcome to the Club, Hasbeen :( On another topic, I just re-discovered this: In South A.....
» 27/05/2017 6:26:39 PM Hi Grateful, No, it's more like the simple fact that Anderson is even more of a nobody th.....
» 27/05/2017 3:36:04 PM Hi Big Nana, Probably a bit of a side-track, but it's your fault: when my wife started ru.....
» 27/05/2017 2:41:58 PM Hi Big Nana, Thanks for that timely analysis. Maybe I've got a weird notion of what sel.....
» 27/05/2017 1:33:55 PM Hi Leoj, Yes, the Indigenous elites usually keep tight control of who is in, and who isn'.....
» 27/05/2017 12:36:00 PM Yes, that's pretty unanswerable, Bazz. How does one negotiate with someone else who seeks,.....
» 27/05/2017 12:33:26 PM So the Uluru Conference decided on another consultative body. That should keep everybody b.....
» 27/05/2017 12:04:46 PM Hi Rhross, Yes, I agree that benefits should be needs-based. I did a rough income study 3.....
» 26/05/2017 10:10:50 PM Hi Paul, There may have been quite a few people graduating from uni before Charles Perkin.....
» 26/05/2017 8:01:14 PM Hi Runner, I'll defer to Big Nana every time :) President Obama has just spoken about 'f.....
» 26/05/2017 3:15:31 PM Dearest Foxy, That's exactly the point: "There is certainly still much to be done .....
» 26/05/2017 10:37:24 AM Hi again Paul, I have to chip you about your opening statement: "May 27th marks f.....
» 26/05/2017 9:48:42 AM Hi Paul, Of course, the Referendum was a positive, but not in the ways people believe now.....
» 26/05/2017 9:26:40 AM Hi Cheerful, I'm not saying that Trump was wrong in the at he handled himself, just that .....
» 25/05/2017 11:58:31 PM Hi Bazz, More than that: Hitler's party was officially the German National Socialist Work.....
» 25/05/2017 11:52:52 PM Hi Has been, I'm a big boy, I can take it :) Thanks anyway. Yes, facts are dangerous thi.....
» 25/05/2017 11:32:10 PM Hi Paul, Forty-something thousand university graduates, roughly equivalent to the number .....
» 25/05/2017 4:31:50 PM For god's sake. * thorium reactors providing cheap energy; driving * multi-storey hydro.....
» 25/05/2017 12:16:02 PM Gosh, I didn't know they had ivory towers at Charles Darwin Uni. How's the view from up th.....
» 25/05/2017 12:08:27 PM Dearest Foxy, Welcome back ! Wow, that was a short trip. One of the problems with threads.....
» 25/05/2017 11:53:19 AM Don asks a very relevant question: what do we, each of us, mean by social justice ? Of cou.....
» 25/05/2017 11:15:59 AM Dearest Foxy, No such luck :) As long as Trump is in the position to do damage, this thre.....
» 24/05/2017 8:47:49 PM Hi Steele, Yes,sorry, I got my wires crossed, brain's not fully engaged: opinion polls an.....
» 24/05/2017 12:10:30 AM Hi Bazz, Yes, he's a strange man: he gives over $ 150 billion worth of armaments, so he t.....
» 23/05/2017 6:10:00 PM Hi Bazz, Yes,the early Muslim invaders may have been great at ordering the copying of anc.....
» 23/05/2017 4:09:14 PM Hi Bazz, Yes, aggression all the way from Vietnam to Tours. The Mongols sent a fleet up t.....
» 23/05/2017 3:53:54 PM Hi Steele, You mean the election poll, or the opinion polls ? Given the British first-pas.....
» 23/05/2017 1:22:23 PM Hi Bazz, Yeah, that might have been the Mongols - they were halted in what is now Germany.....
» 23/05/2017 12:48:45 PM Trump's first budget proposals have been announced, including a cut in the food stamps pro.....
» 23/05/2017 12:24:15 PM Hi Steele, Try reading it again. What does Quote [A] suggest ? That it would be courage.....
» 23/05/2017 11:27:10 AM Hi Steele, I usually enjoy your posts, you toss them off so easily, with so little though.....
» 23/05/2017 10:13:00 AM Hi Cheerful, Sorry, I can't let that go: Putin is as imperialist as Lenin and Stalin ever.....
» 23/05/2017 9:09:57 AM Hi SM, No, but it sure as hell knocks the daylights out of the chances of Trump backers g.....
» 22/05/2017 11:37:53 PM Hi Bazz, Hungary, Muslim until 1918 ? That would have surprised many Hungarians, includin.....
» 22/05/2017 8:22:07 PM Hi Ttbn, Yes, good on her, that's what a real woman, although I hesitate to call her a fe.....
» 22/05/2017 4:09:46 PM Steele & Foxy, So ...... Tim Wilson, a right-winger, broke no protocol when he was in tha.....
» 22/05/2017 3:50:49 PM EITHER Trump is playing a very clever, slow game, identifying all of the weaknesses of his.....
» 22/05/2017 11:55:58 AM Steele, Oy. Most of the rest of us are aware that in the UK, elections are different from.....
» 22/05/2017 10:53:03 AM Hi Is Mise, The problems with such sorts of prisoners, who not only have committed the mo.....
» 22/05/2017 10:13:15 AM Dearest Foxy, No, I didn't brush aside the Israeli-Palestine dilemma, I merely tried to p.....
» 22/05/2017 10:00:39 AM Hi Steele, You wrote yesterday (at 3.47 pm) that "The Tory's are of course reaping t.....
» 21/05/2017 10:48:01 PM Hi Alan, Go easy on Foxy, she's a good person at heart :) Cheers, Joe.....
» 21/05/2017 7:57:50 PM Steele, The salary and expenses go with the position. Trigs took the money as well, and f.....
» 21/05/2017 7:53:51 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm not sure how you leap from what I wrote to your claim. Of course, where.....
» 21/05/2017 7:46:52 PM Hi Steele, Dear oh dear. I'll repeat: "What I respect, and sometimes love, about rea.....
» 21/05/2017 6:00:24 PM Hi Steele, What I respect, and sometimes love, about reality is that it comes about, no m.....
» 21/05/2017 5:56:40 PM Hi Steele, Hmmm ....... yes, a right-winger. I'm trying to remember any blatantly imprope.....
» 21/05/2017 5:53:54 PM Dearest Foxy, Turkey's treatment of Kurds has been nothing short of shameful. Assad's tr.....
» 20/05/2017 7:46:16 PM Dear Foxy, Well, yeah, that's what I was getting at. On the other side, the PA and Hamas .....
» 20/05/2017 6:25:23 PM Dearest Foxy, I think it's vastly more complicated than that: every player in this story .....
» 19/05/2017 10:36:44 AM Hi Ttbn, Yes, as long as Hamas and the Palestine Authority and Wahhabism and Sunni Islam .....
» 19/05/2017 10:10:48 AM Hi Rollyczar, Yes, if people have put the effort in, they shouldn't be 'left behind'. But.....
» 19/05/2017 10:02:42 AM For god's sake, nobody mention brain surgery to Trump or let him anywhere near a hospital......
» 18/05/2017 10:49:18 PM Hi Dan, "Hasbeen...if your so well off now, maybe you should be magnanimous and retu.....
» 18/05/2017 10:47:21 PM Hi Calwest, Fascinating ! I suppose Blake would have been at least partly responsible for.....
» 18/05/2017 6:13:47 PM There seems to be some confusion between 'social justice' and 'social equality': but the f.....
» 18/05/2017 2:00:15 PM Getting back to topic: there's an article in today's Australian identifying a sheikh at a .....
» 18/05/2017 11:57:24 AM Hi SM, Yes, I think the British Labour Party will be decimated. Unless the 'moderates' ca.....
» 18/05/2017 11:44:46 AM Hi Foxy, I disagree about Shadow Minister's credibility, but even if it were so, if he/sh.....
» 17/05/2017 10:07:08 AM Hi Paul, Hmmmm ....... how long is an elastic band ? Some of your arguments seem a bit st.....
» 17/05/2017 12:03:38 AM Please, Paul, I'm not like that :( Wow, you do get a bit rabid when you have no argument......
» 16/05/2017 5:48:10 PM Sorry, I didn't mean " ..... The local hotel could run medals out to him a couple of .....
» 16/05/2017 5:13:46 PM Hi Calwest, Just out of interest, did you find much from the period when Abbott was NT Ad.....
» 16/05/2017 4:57:57 PM I would have thought that Australians like Prakash, who have done what he has done, are BO.....
» 16/05/2017 2:14:49 PM Dear Foxy, This topic has little to do with multiculturalism and immigration, it's more c.....
» 16/05/2017 1:12:44 PM The author declares: "Islam forbids interest (called riba). Muslims are not allowed.....
» 16/05/2017 1:12:31 PM The author declares: "Islam forbids interest (called riba). Muslims are not allowed.....
» 16/05/2017 12:50:44 PM When I first saw this discussion, I took for granted that Muslims would be disgusted at th.....
» 16/05/2017 12:40:52 PM Hi Paul, I suppose we all make the same mistake about that injunction: "an eye for a.....
» 16/05/2017 11:28:25 AM Dearest Foxy, From you, it would be a beautiful balm, no matter how severe. Come on, I'm .....
» 16/05/2017 11:25:00 AM Dearest, sweet, gentle, loving Foxy, Then what ? As you say " .... if you break the .....
» 16/05/2017 11:16:44 AM Hi Thinkabit, That would be al-Khwarizm - i.e. 'from Khwarizm' ? Which is up in present-d.....
» 16/05/2017 10:55:45 AM Dearest Foxy, You confess that "I did not realise that The Guardian newspaper was a .....
» 16/05/2017 10:44:06 AM Hi Paul, Well, what then ? The bottom line is that brutal criminals can not be allowed to.....
» 15/05/2017 5:26:55 PM Hi Runner, You might be onto something. Lately it's struck me that many people seem to ha.....
» 15/05/2017 5:10:14 PM Welcome back, Foxy ! When are you retiring again from this discussion ? Not yet ? [Exit.....
» 15/05/2017 5:06:45 PM Paul & Foxy, I don't understand why you obliquely support extreme-right-wing murderers an.....
» 15/05/2017 11:29:22 AM Hi Foxy, Wow ! Farewell tours can be exhausting, can't they ? Melba managed only a handfu.....
» 15/05/2017 11:12:35 AM Of course, we're deliberating over the worst sort of criminals, quite possibly with a stri.....
» 15/05/2017 10:21:27 AM Hi SM, Yes, I agree that Corbynism could obliterate the Labour party in Britain. It's int.....
» 15/05/2017 9:55:18 AM Hi Grateful, It's called 'freedom of expression', i.e. the right to express opinions with.....
» 14/05/2017 6:22:00 PM Dearest Foxy, When was it you were going to retire from this discussion ? Nellie Melba wo.....
» 14/05/2017 2:27:48 PM Hi Bazz, Yeah, the Japanese occupied Indo-China in 1940 in league with the Vichy regime i.....
» 13/05/2017 6:54:15 PM Nick, I don't know what you mean by 'case': one person is in jail and his career destroye.....
» 13/05/2017 2:34:04 PM Halfwitnick, You compared, somehow, the fortunes of Ahok, now in jail, with those of Yass.....
» 13/05/2017 12:35:16 PM Nick, No, I don't have any special powers to get that silly girl 'into trouble', or to 'q.....
» 13/05/2017 11:29:29 AM Nick, I've written a few times on OLO that that silly girl shouldn't be sacked or even di.....
» 13/05/2017 11:16:58 AM Nicknicknick, I don't think that Australians celebrate Anzac Day or Armistice Day as vict.....
» 12/05/2017 1:46:44 PM Steele, You asked me about the rights of illegal immigrants: I answered you to the best o.....
» 12/05/2017 11:16:04 AM Hi Nick, Do you mean the two-year sentence that Ahok has received for making a perfectly .....
» 12/05/2017 10:58:31 AM Hi Sgteele, "Do you also believe the refugees we are keeping in highly stressful, pu.....
» 12/05/2017 10:30:46 AM Hi Paul, Perhaps the Greeks knew about the earth orbiting the Sun a couple of thousand ye.....
» 11/05/2017 11:09:41 PM Thank you, SM, yes indeed. Hopefully we will soon have a head of the HRC who actually su.....
» 11/05/2017 6:09:47 PM Thanks JayB & Bazz, Fascinating ! We came close, didn't we ? When I was a kid, I found a .....
» 11/05/2017 10:31:01 AM Hi Ttbn, Sorry, I meant immigrants who have been working to build Australia since the War.....
» 11/05/2017 9:50:58 AM Freedom of expression is one of our treasured Australian values: any idiot can say what th.....
» 11/05/2017 9:43:16 AM Of course, a huge proportion of that 870,000 would be immigrant workers who contributed al.....
» 11/05/2017 9:25:21 AM Hi Binoy, A bit of a beat-up: Japan would not have had to actually invade Australia, that.....
» 11/05/2017 9:05:10 AM Hi Paul, This is getting well away from the topic, but I have to question whether or not .....
» 10/05/2017 10:54:22 AM Hi Paul, That was Cook Islands 'Maori'. When we lived in Auckland around 1970, I went a b.....
» 9/05/2017 6:30:00 PM Thanks, Foxy, I'll try to take your advice :) Love, Joe.....
» 9/05/2017 4:38:39 PM Steele, Well, yeah, that's what I was getting at. Thanks for picking that up. It's encour.....
» 9/05/2017 4:33:04 PM Hi Ant, That's strange, SA has had bumper grain crops for the last two years. World food.....
» 9/05/2017 12:46:02 PM There you go, Foxy !.....
» 9/05/2017 11:47:41 AM Hi Michi, And now a huge proportion of the population is Christian. The point seems to be.....
» 9/05/2017 11:39:53 AM Hi Steele, As a climate change agnostic, I recall working in 46 degrees picking apricots:.....
» 9/05/2017 11:24:47 AM Not really, Foxy. I've put my oar in, and I'm sick of going around in circles. Defend the .....
» 9/05/2017 9:38:39 AM There are a lot of benefits for Australia if there is more global warming, especially in a.....
» 9/05/2017 9:28:45 AM Dream On, So why did she 'put the spotlight' on two years too late ? Why did she delay he.....
» 8/05/2017 5:30:11 PM That's a truly appalling advert, I'm with SHY on this one. How much thought would it have .....
» 8/05/2017 11:02:01 AM Yes/no: Triggs announced the findings of an investigation into refugee children on Manus a.....
» 8/05/2017 8:49:21 AM Hi Paul, Pe'ea koe ? Meitaki ? I would have thought that even in the definition of a com.....
» 7/05/2017 4:11:14 PM Hi Alan, It's available for $ 12.69, postage free, on https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/.....
» 7/05/2017 3:57:15 PM Yuyutsu, You're probably aware that the Al Aqsa mosque is not so much a next-door neighbo.....
» 6/05/2017 1:32:53 PM Anyway, to get back to topic somehow: revered natural features as 'persons'. In many tra.....
» 6/05/2017 1:12:46 PM Hi Foxy, I fully concur: "Let's resort unfashionably to the facts and the law befor.....
» 6/05/2017 12:48:53 PM Hi Alan, As you suggest, thorium reactors may be eventually the way to go, but in the mea.....
» 6/05/2017 11:43:30 AM Nicknicknick, The Russians had extended their empire by invading the Crimea around ninety.....
» 6/05/2017 11:30:46 AM Dearest Foxy, That's an interesting quote. One could say also that "It is dangerou.....
» 5/05/2017 8:06:00 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, and she can attend every annual Festival of Very Slightly Dangerous Id.....
» 5/05/2017 8:03:43 PM Yuyutsu, But back on earth, that doesn't make a great deal of sense. So because Rama wa.....
» 5/05/2017 1:27:52 PM I support the retention of Ms Triggs and Mr Soutphommasane in their current positions, and.....
» 5/05/2017 11:47:46 AM Hi Alan, So ....... are you suggesting that we cancel any plans to live on either Venus o.....
» 5/05/2017 11:14:54 AM Hi Graham, There is a fascinating series of articles by Pedersen, Descola and Viveiros de.....
» 5/05/2017 10:44:47 AM Don't Worry, Your caps button is stuck. What I've done is to shove a match stick into the.....
» 5/05/2017 10:26:46 AM Hi Paul, That was partly my point, that Maori and Aboriginal people may respect, revere a.....
» 5/05/2017 10:19:12 AM Hi Geoff, "The US did not save us in WW2, we can thank the Russians for defeating Hi.....
» 5/05/2017 10:10:12 AM Yuyutsu, The whole of Korea, North and South together, covers less than 85,000 sq. miles,.....
» 5/05/2017 10:00:14 AM Yuyutsu, Why the hell shouldn't they have the right to re-build their former Temple ? It'.....
» 4/05/2017 5:30:16 PM Hi again Paul, This might be extremely presumptuous of me (so whenever has that stopped m.....
» 4/05/2017 5:05:22 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Do you mean the Wall of the Temple of Solomon ? And the reason that there is .....
» 4/05/2017 10:48:33 AM Thank you, Foxy, I know a little bit more now. Is that quote from 'St Joan' ? Joe.....
» 4/05/2017 10:42:04 AM Ah, but do they want to, Peter ?.....
» 4/05/2017 9:56:40 AM Hi AJ, Josephus is partly right, we are not just unprotected by any gods or djinns or fai.....
» 4/05/2017 9:49:06 AM Another excellent article from Simon Louie. Depressing certainly, but maybe spot-on. Combi.....
» 4/05/2017 9:26:17 AM Hi Paul, Improve environmental protection laws and increase funding for Departments of th.....
» 4/05/2017 9:23:11 AM Hi Foxy, I'm glad that you recognise that one of those Australian values is the recogniti.....
» 4/05/2017 9:14:14 AM Foxy, I suggest that if you don't want the 'outrage' to continue, don't stir it up. You n.....
» 3/05/2017 9:03:26 PM Clearly, since people/'persons' are entitled to vote, to be represented in parliament, and.....
» 3/05/2017 8:49:48 PM Dearest Foxy, Like Socrates, I know that I know nothing. Thank you for the comparison. W.....
» 3/05/2017 8:30:11 PM Dearest Foxy, A bit under-grad there :) Do you have values ? Of course. Do your parents ?.....
» 3/05/2017 7:08:22 PM There a lot of logic in all this. In India, clearly cows should be recognised as persons, .....
» 3/05/2017 11:54:45 AM Hi Foxy, Yes,my heart went out to Latika, in her search for a key ring with her name on i.....
» 3/05/2017 10:20:34 AM Hi Graham, This is a very interesting legal development. One wonders why it is restricted.....
» 3/05/2017 10:03:57 AM Hi Paul, Yes, it's fun to trivialise something: beer, pies, daks, yes. I suppose one coul.....
» 3/05/2017 9:49:29 AM Hi Steele, Sorry, I didn't realise that one of OLO's rules was that it is compulsory to n.....
» 2/05/2017 5:54:59 PM Hi Steele, Of course it was. The question remains, "Why Syria ?" Joe.....
» 2/05/2017 2:53:36 PM Hi Has been, Yes, there's a project that could be funded by GetUp: to pay for and deliver.....
» 2/05/2017 2:40:15 PM Hi Hasbeen, Possibly - thanks for the compliment of still being 'youthful'. Curse these s.....
» 2/05/2017 12:26:08 PM Currently, around a billion Indians are burning wood and cow dung to cook their meals. Unl.....
» 2/05/2017 12:04:41 PM There seems to be some confusion here about terms. 'Populism' doesn't necessary mean 'for .....
» 2/05/2017 11:50:14 AM Just to get back to what Ms Abdul-Magied wrote, why did she have a go at Australia for inv.....
» 2/05/2017 11:35:53 AM Hi Paul, I suppose I'm lumping refugees in with migrants: they are very different in term.....
» 1/05/2017 8:22:33 PM Hi Paul, The towns of Sydney and Melbourne, on that scale that would make Adelaide a vill.....
» 1/05/2017 2:37:48 PM Hi Yuyutsu, So many straw-mans ! What do you understand by "very broadly speaking, '.....
» 1/05/2017 2:22:54 PM Hi Benk, The problem with forensic evidence not surviving is that, if there isn't any, ho.....
» 1/05/2017 1:51:37 PM Hi Minotaur, Of course Islam, like all religions, has a myriad of sects and different int.....
» 1/05/2017 12:20:50 PM Foxy, Don't knock it 'til you've tried it :) Joe.....
» 1/05/2017 12:09:39 PM Hi Paul, I don't know about towns like Sydney or Melbourne but in large cities like Adela.....
» 1/05/2017 11:52:04 AM Hi Yuyutsu, To the extent that every country has borders and a roughly similar history wi.....
» 1/05/2017 9:47:51 AM Hi Paul, You're right, we shouldn't discriminate against migrants and genuine refugees (y.....
» 1/05/2017 9:36:48 AM Hi Paul, My limited understanding of NZ's immigration policy is that they take in barely .....
» 1/05/2017 9:18:38 AM Hi Doog, In defence of road deaths, I have to point out that far more people die each yea.....
» 1/05/2017 9:04:25 AM Hi Grateful, What you propose is interesting, but perhaps you could try this as well: &q.....
» 30/04/2017 2:57:03 PM Thank you, Foxy, that should be re-played during every Anzac Week and Remembrance Week. Bu.....
» 30/04/2017 2:24:25 PM Dearest Foxy, Perhaps you could get Yassmin to publicise such a petition on our ABC ? She.....
» 30/04/2017 1:05:51 PM Hi Leo, "I just want to understand why the hell the 'Progressives' cosy up to Islam......
» 30/04/2017 12:46:58 PM Hi David, Oooooooo ! " ..... only the Church of England was recognised in the early .....
» 30/04/2017 11:13:27 AM Dearest Foxy, Quite rightly, most of us would have ripped into Trump's spokesman, Sean Sp.....
» 30/04/2017 11:04:41 AM Thanks, AJ, that wraps it all up beautifully. Best wishes, Joe.....
» 30/04/2017 10:59:04 AM Hi Paul, Yes! Isn't he magnificent ? One time, we stopped on the road to Hokianga to go a.....
» 30/04/2017 10:35:52 AM [continued] In effect, what has happened in Australia is that an agricultural-industrial .....
» 30/04/2017 10:34:23 AM Hi Yuyutsu, 20 % of all Australian land, and " the worst and most arid" ? By no.....
» 30/04/2017 10:09:03 AM Dearest Foy, I'll repeat: "As long as we keep the memories alive of that wonderful g.....
» 29/04/2017 5:22:54 PM Dearest Foxy, Sorry, I suppose I was just trying to express my complete contempt for that.....
» 29/04/2017 5:19:46 PM To get back to topic: surely we all have some sort of values ? Not necessarily systematic,.....
» 29/04/2017 5:17:30 PM Grateful, Just because science can't 'explain' something yet, in 2017, doesn't mean that .....
» 29/04/2017 2:52:51 PM Hi Steele, It was probably what she said that got up people's noses, not whether she was.....
» 29/04/2017 2:17:38 PM Hi Leo, This one might be a good start: https://www.abccommercial.com/librarysales/progr.....
» 29/04/2017 12:04:24 PM Hi Is Mise, Many people believe so strongly that they can't imagine that the stories that.....
» 28/04/2017 6:14:47 PM Hi AC, I think we've established pretty well that nobody has the right to break your jaw,.....
» 28/04/2017 6:01:39 PM Hi David, Well, duh. If I ever go to a performance of a play by Shakespeare, I'll be sure.....
» 28/04/2017 5:48:29 PM Oops, sorry Tone, I was thinking of Thallium for some reason, not Strychnine. My point wa.....
» 28/04/2017 5:33:33 PM Hi Yuyutsu, 1. natural: * natural, and reasonably well-understood; * natural, but not.....
» 28/04/2017 1:14:32 PM Hi O Sung Wu, That raises the thorny question, the Big One: what would have happened if t.....
» 28/04/2017 12:32:32 PM The author airily writes of poisoned water holes. Again, it would be useful to have just o.....
» 28/04/2017 12:06:36 PM [continued] Then God loses it: "Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook ? or his t.....
» 28/04/2017 12:04:48 PM Hi Josephus, Probably getting off-topic, but Job sounds pretty monotheistic in his reply .....
» 28/04/2017 11:04:38 AM Hi Benk, As far as I can tell, there has never yet been a single forensic examination of .....
» 28/04/2017 10:42:54 AM Hi David, "People in semi-civilized or tribal societies may be able to think logical.....
» 27/04/2017 11:04:59 PM Hi AC, "'Did you foolishly believe you enjoyed an invisible wall of protection and w.....
» 27/04/2017 4:17:49 PM AC, "The 'I did your mum' clause states that 'You CAN exercise your right to free sp.....
» 27/04/2017 4:14:02 PM Hi Ttbn, Or could it be an even more cunning move by Senator Gichuhi to flirt with some o.....
» 27/04/2017 3:56:35 PM Hi AC, That's probably hat I was getting at in trying to differentiate 'exclusivist' mult.....
» 27/04/2017 3:50:16 PM Hi AJ, At the risk of raising Yuyutsu's ire, I venture the suggestion that religion fills.....
» 27/04/2017 10:35:18 AM On reflection, I think that Yassmin should be praised for drawing attention to some little.....
» 27/04/2017 10:17:04 AM Hi Paul, As a Maoist for twenty-odd years, I'll forever be privately questioning whether .....
» 26/04/2017 7:58:21 PM Hi Chris, Good god, is that so ? Mr Turnbull, I was only joking about the kids :(.....
» 26/04/2017 6:58:21 PM Hi Foxy, Yes, that would be money better spent. We need 'balance'. Love, Joe.....
» 26/04/2017 6:23:08 PM Perhaps the only punishment that she should be given, if anything (apart from public deris.....
» 26/04/2017 6:11:09 PM Thanks Peter, I hadn't thought much about what might be called 'personal values', as oppo.....
» 26/04/2017 5:53:07 PM Hi David, No, certainly not: Newton was a giant who stood on the shoulders of earlier gia.....
» 26/04/2017 2:45:25 PM Dearest Foxy, I apologise and take back my remark about feminists 'in the distant future'.....
» 26/04/2017 2:43:18 PM Hi Banjo, The thing is she probably hasn't yet committed any legal offence - moral,yes, b.....
» 26/04/2017 2:33:23 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Interesting logic: Premise A: good and evil do not exist in nature; Premise.....
» 26/04/2017 1:56:16 PM Hi David, Yes, we should condemn the crimes committed in the name of religion of four hun.....
» 26/04/2017 12:34:05 PM It's probably not legal to cancel someone's citizenship on the grounds of making offensive.....
» 26/04/2017 11:58:48 AM Hi Foyle Good point about the differences between 1950s-1960s immigrants and those of tod.....
» 26/04/2017 11:23:11 AM Ttbn, 'It shouldn't be Australia's job to liberalise Muslims.' And: 'What Australians m.....
» 26/04/2017 10:09:54 AM Hi Paul, Yes, I used to puzzle over how some intellectuals around 1920-1930 (like Sorel, .....
» 26/04/2017 9:59:05 AM Hi Tone, Don't knock it, I should imagine a small child would be quite tender and tasty -.....
» 26/04/2017 9:47:36 AM Hi Rollyczar, Yes,you're onto something, but one problem is that, once a drinker/smoker/g.....
» 26/04/2017 9:27:19 AM Hi Yuyutsu, I'll repeat: making decisions about good and bad, right and wrong, is NOT a r.....
» 25/04/2017 8:58:12 PM Aidan, Seriously, that hurt ! 'On the Right' ?! No, I haven't got there yet. If we're ta.....
» 25/04/2017 6:35:49 PM Hi Yuyutsu, You're right, religion is not the monopoly of those who believe in the supern.....
» 25/04/2017 4:50:12 PM Thanks AJ, I thought there was something dodgy about that comparison, so I'm glad it's got.....
» 25/04/2017 4:31:36 PM Hi Yuyutsu, A J Phillips could easily rip into your false logic there, that * value sys.....
» 25/04/2017 4:19:54 PM Dan, To anybody with a skerrick of imagination, there would be many options to weigh up: .....
» 25/04/2017 4:14:29 PM Hi Tone, Yes, Jonathan Swift's proposal, mainly in relation to an over-supply of Irish ch.....
» 25/04/2017 11:02:17 AM Surely we all have 'values' ? One doesn't have to be a politician or a philosopher, we all.....
» 25/04/2017 10:46:17 AM Ttbn, Wow. You should put that on a T-shirt and see how many people you can piss off in o.....
» 25/04/2017 10:38:25 AM Hi Tone, We would probably have to ensure that those kids were halal: wow, there's a hug.....
» 25/04/2017 10:25:29 AM Ttbn, I don't use the term 'racist' often but I have to do so in relation to your comment.....
» 25/04/2017 9:46:08 AM Hi Dan, Be careful what you wish for: China may be the key to dampening down the threat o.....
» 24/04/2017 5:51:18 PM Hi Nathan, I can't see how Australia could have two classes of citizens - one with full r.....
» 24/04/2017 5:04:40 PM Sorry, EJ, which particular bastard are you referring to ? Joe.....
» 24/04/2017 4:46:26 PM Ttbn, Of course you can. Clearly you perceive only 'exclusivist' or group-rights-oriented.....
» 24/04/2017 4:25:48 PM Hi Sells, I suppose we can't expect something, a concept or an aspiration, to do more tha.....
» 24/04/2017 12:04:14 PM Hi Doog, Straw man. What don't you understand about "if there is work around" ?.....
» 24/04/2017 11:57:48 AM Hi Peter, As an atheist, I've always been impressed by the Good Samaritan story -that a .....
» 24/04/2017 11:43:04 AM Anyway, to get back to topic: obviously what Senator Gichuhi will find herself in the midd.....
» 24/04/2017 9:31:24 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Yes, indeed, able-bodied people shouldn't be forced to work. But neither shou.....
» 23/04/2017 6:59:19 PM Dan, Ah, so by 'the whole flock', you mean primarily Russia and the US ? That they both f.....
» 23/04/2017 4:04:40 PM Hi Ttbn, Not really: 'There are people in South Australia who were born and bred in South.....
» 23/04/2017 3:51:56 PM Dear me, why do people seem to deliberately misunderstand and over-state what Isn't the ca.....
» 23/04/2017 2:00:40 PM Mikk, From the discussion above, even an idiot would have realised that nobody expects ol.....
» 23/04/2017 11:04:38 AM Dan, As Gandolph, with extreme powers to order vast numbers of people here and there, lik.....
» 23/04/2017 10:56:57 AM Hi Yuyutsu, No, I would not support the slightest difference in rights and obligations of.....
» 22/04/2017 7:42:20 PM Dear Foxy, It surely should be automatic that migrants are given every opportunity to imp.....
» 22/04/2017 7:29:39 PM Hi Producer, No, able-bodied people need to understand that unemployment benefits are a p.....
» 22/04/2017 2:51:32 PM Dearest Foxy, To labour the point, yes most of us agree that for most people, what they h.....
» 22/04/2017 12:20:47 PM Ttbn, The funny thing about the notion of ' a fair go' in relation to democratic election.....
» 22/04/2017 12:06:50 PM Tomato, tomato......
» 21/04/2017 6:57:32 PM Hi Tone, So in what way do these practices impinge on, or alter, any aspect of the Austra.....
» 21/04/2017 6:52:38 PM Hi Producer, I agree that able-bodied people should be given the choice of working or sta.....
» 21/04/2017 4:41:54 PM preaching to the choir, sister ..........
» 21/04/2017 4:39:22 PM Hi Has Been, Senator Gichuhi has been here nearly twenty years. How long does someone hav.....
» 21/04/2017 4:24:51 PM Hi Leoj, As an ex-Marxist, I can't escape the temptation to try to analyse the class natu.....
» 21/04/2017 4:07:50 PM Hi Producer, I have to confess that I don't spend much time serving my disproportionately.....
» 21/04/2017 10:49:19 AM Ttbn, Senator Gichuhi is Australian. Get used to it. As for her accent, I have much les.....
» 21/04/2017 10:41:38 AM Hi Tone, So you're totally opposed to the introduction of any element of Shari'a law into.....
» 21/04/2017 9:46:01 AM Ttbn, Sometimes you're an idiot. Senator Gichuhi ceased being a Kenyan citizen in 1999 wh.....
» 21/04/2017 9:30:12 AM Hi Tone, 'Employ disruptors' ? What, more than you do already ? 'Honor' is an older Engl.....
» 20/04/2017 5:47:13 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes,we could all do with a bit of that :) Love, Joe.....
» 20/04/2017 5:44:31 PM Hi Aidan, Sorry, yes, you're right - I meant basically all those beneficiaries on unemplo.....
» 20/04/2017 4:53:27 PM Dearest Foxy, How about walking and chewing at the same time ? i.e. both ? Most certainly.....
» 20/04/2017 3:58:09 PM Hi Chris, What you write is a very persuasive argument in favour of a Welfare Card for AL.....
» 20/04/2017 3:49:49 PM Hi Arthur, With 1500 warring groups in Syria, with a North-South Sunni axis (Saudi Arabia.....
» 20/04/2017 12:13:00 PM Hi Tone, Maybe I'm being picky but you have to register to enrol: I didn't until I was in.....
» 20/04/2017 8:54:40 AM Toni, Maybe I'm wrong, but it's not illegal NOT to enrol, but if you do, you have to vote.....
» 19/04/2017 7:43:27 PM Presumably, halal and kosher foods need to be certified to be free of any pork or alcohol .....
» 19/04/2017 4:06:07 PM Good points, Polpak, Yes, why aren't the Indigenous hot-shots in 'leadership' positions w.....
» 19/04/2017 10:34:00 AM Hi AJ, I think the stunning is supposed to take place before the throat-slitting, not aft.....
» 19/04/2017 10:30:46 AM Also in the press today: a bloke has got off on a charge of 'marrying' a 14-year-old, with.....
» 19/04/2017 10:25:05 AM Hi JF, Yes, that region is so crowded, that any war or large-scale military action is bou.....
» 19/04/2017 10:11:14 AM Thanks AJ, As the brochure says: "A small number of abattoirs in Australia have bee.....
» 19/04/2017 9:25:11 AM Don't worry, AC, The Greens, with their love and concern for nature, and the protection o.....
» 19/04/2017 9:15:52 AM Hi EJ, Yes, you're right. We respect individuals if they meet their existential respo0nsi.....
» 18/04/2017 6:44:47 PM Hi EJ, You mean, to send a few huge cargo planes limbering over North Korean territory an.....
» 18/04/2017 6:42:26 PM Hi Bazz, You mean PDRK, not ROK ? Well, a lot can go wrong with that: unless they get u.....
» 18/04/2017 6:32:37 PM Ton Whatev.....
» 18/04/2017 6:23:08 PM [continued] Meanwhile in the cities, where Indigenous people have experienced, if anythin.....
» 18/04/2017 6:21:34 PM Hi EJ, Yes, I always thought, in my naivety, that 'self-determination' meant, first and f.....
» 18/04/2017 2:55:50 PM Hi Toni, I'm not asserting anything, I've simply been persuaded by posters here that the .....
» 18/04/2017 1:12:40 PM Hi Paul & Yuyutsu, It's so much easier with a 'perfect' religion, one with all the answer.....
» 18/04/2017 1:04:11 PM Hi Ttbn, Yep, a mad dog with the third largest army in the world, massive artillery barra.....
» 18/04/2017 9:29:30 AM Hi Killarney, Sir Robert Peel brought about a substantial reform of those execution laws .....
» 18/04/2017 9:06:09 AM Hi Toni, Sorry, I meant " ..... from the bits and pieces" of information that a.....
» 17/04/2017 5:40:18 PM Sorry, MHaze, I suppose what I meant was, what next ? What does the US fleet do once it's.....
» 17/04/2017 3:48:01 PM Hi AJ, Sorry for butting in, but your observation that "..... Christianity split off.....
» 17/04/2017 1:45:42 PM Hi MHaze, Brilliant ! Now for Phase 2......
» 17/04/2017 12:42:56 PM Hi Is Mise, Thanks for that correction. Yes, I should have known - Mother Teresa was a wo.....
» 17/04/2017 12:27:04 PM Hi Ttbn, The problem with steaming a battle fleet into a touchy region is: do you stop at.....
» 17/04/2017 12:06:02 PM Hi Toni, Well, that's why I keep asking, because I don't know for sure, and I don't want .....
» 16/04/2017 6:41:46 PM HI AJ, Coming from an atheist and communist family, I never learnt much about Catholicism.....
» 16/04/2017 5:15:30 PM As the US fleet steams towards the 38th parallel: North Korea missile launch fails The A.....
» 16/04/2017 5:07:58 PM Hi Paul, Interesting way to think: "Leoj, then are you a non practicing member of a .....
» 16/04/2017 1:04:46 PM Hi Ttbn, Bearing in mind that nearly half of all Australians were either born overseas or.....
» 16/04/2017 10:33:05 AM Hi Paul, Happy Passach! I suppose one of the costs of freedom of religion is that it does.....
» 15/04/2017 11:54:55 PM Sorry Is Mise, I wish I had that consolation, but sadly no: what you get is all there is,.....
» 15/04/2017 6:35:28 PM Hi Ttbn, Any day now, I expect a group of Buzu slaves from Mauretania being interviewed o.....
» 15/04/2017 1:42:16 PM Hi Toni, So, if I looked at everything I buy in a supermarket, if it has the 'halal' symb.....
» 14/04/2017 8:55:33 PM You think so ? " ...... the Christian US prison system is just slavery in another gu.....
» 14/04/2017 7:20:33 PM Hi AJ, Reductio ad absurdum ?.....
» 14/04/2017 6:42:37 PM Hi Paul, Well, I DID write on Wednesday, 2.09 pm, that "Of course, the great majorit.....
» 14/04/2017 3:00:25 PM Hi Toni, I've never tried sauerkraut, I don't think, and I don't intend to. Hitler probab.....
» 14/04/2017 2:33:36 PM Hi AJ, Coming from a communist household, I've been a happy atheist for nearly seventy ye.....
» 14/04/2017 1:25:25 PM As far as I can tell, there haven't been slaves in the US for 150 years. There are still m.....
» 14/04/2017 10:40:02 AM Wow, Paul, what was in that NZ water ?.....
» 14/04/2017 10:36:35 AM Hi Paul, Yes, practices of four or five thousand years ago, even mythical ones, should be.....
» 13/04/2017 5:52:19 PM While we're on the subject of Shari'a by stealth, is it true that a man can have his four .....
» 13/04/2017 10:26:07 AM Hi Polpak, Logically, simply because there are people in one place, there should be work .....
» 13/04/2017 9:50:02 AM Hi Shockaholic, The push to recognise Indigenous customary law died some time ago (I ferv.....
» 13/04/2017 9:33:40 AM Hi Steele, Libya. Reagan. As I recall, probably imperfectly, the US missile attack on one.....
» 12/04/2017 8:35:50 PM Hi Is Mise, I worked in a meat-works 45 =odd years ago, in the fellmongery, but I went up.....
» 12/04/2017 7:01:50 PM Sorry, Polpak, Are you saying that, because you were married to an Indigenous woman (lik.....
» 12/04/2017 6:58:37 PM Dearest sweet Foxy, I'm not suggesting that halal meat would taste any different from har.....
» 12/04/2017 3:13:36 PM Dearesat Foxy, Good idea. I found this: www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=932e98df.....
» 12/04/2017 2:09:15 PM Dearest Foxy, Of course, the great majority of Muslims in Australia probably just go abou.....
» 12/04/2017 12:57:34 PM The Government's 'Closing the Gap' program has seven target areas, six of which are not be.....
» 12/04/2017 12:35:26 PM Hi Foxy & Paul, Perhaps what Is Mise was getting at is that, if Shari'a is ever introduce.....
» 12/04/2017 12:23:17 PM Hi MHaze, What never ? Well, hardly ever. Take the batteries out of your clock and it wil.....
» 11/04/2017 5:25:21 PM Hi MHaze, Do you mean that, say, China will be flexible like this: http://www.mirror.co......
» 11/04/2017 2:22:14 PM Hi Polpak, Are you saying that you and your family went back to Kintore, but that you wer.....
» 11/04/2017 1:52:08 PM Ah, the consequences of consequences of actions: China has moved 150,000 troops and 'medic.....
» 11/04/2017 12:32:28 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, after all, what ARE US interests in Syria ? None, apart from its suppo.....
» 11/04/2017 10:40:16 AM Hi Jayb, Yes, I forgot those other 1,500 other groups. I'll look for their names now for .....
» 11/04/2017 10:18:03 AM [continued] Ultimately, it may be that many young people in communities will need to take.....
» 11/04/2017 9:59:45 AM All Indigenous communities need a wide range of skilled people, with a huge range of trade.....
» 11/04/2017 9:15:05 AM Hi Steele, I agree that, at first, " ..... first and foremost this has been a resist.....
» 10/04/2017 1:00:15 PM Hi AJ, Thanks for that Appeal to Newness fallacy :) Sorry, I can't discern much fluidity .....
» 10/04/2017 12:11:17 PM Hi Steele, In societies with few traditions of democracy, but underpinned by very strong .....
» 10/04/2017 11:43:38 AM Hi A, How do your examples show that marriage is fluid ? Do you mean, the social signific.....
» 10/04/2017 11:10:44 AM Hi AJ, There are no gods, so nothing can be 'divinely-inspired'. Marriage as a fluid con.....
» 10/04/2017 11:06:26 AM Trump is a 'tactics' man, not a 'strategy' man: if he (or at least the US military) can ca.....
» 10/04/2017 10:26:14 AM Hi Paul, Sorry, I still don't see it. Strange: fifty years ago, it was seen as daring and.....
» 9/04/2017 6:27:44 PM Hi Paul, Sorry, I don't see homosexual marriage as progressive - maybe it's not conservat.....
» 9/04/2017 6:18:54 PM Hi Dan, The problem with Ice and some other drugs (maybe all of them) is that taking them.....
» 9/04/2017 5:39:10 PM Dearest Foxy, How do you define 'bigot' ? The problem is that what may seem perfectly obv.....
» 9/04/2017 5:08:33 PM Hi Paul, No, I'm certainly not equating various opportunist trends, simply that opportuni.....
» 9/04/2017 4:56:24 PM Come off it, Grateful, some of us have read the Koran: time and again, Muhammad calls down.....
» 7/04/2017 8:00:04 PM Clumsy satire aside, clearly terrorist ideologies still have enormous influence on people .....
» 7/04/2017 6:47:33 PM Yes - "IS" written in what looks like blood on the front window probably means t.....
» 7/04/2017 6:23:04 PM Hi David, Yes, it was mentioned on TV a week or so ago that Emergency Wards seldom if eve.....
» 7/04/2017 6:14:39 PM Hi Raycom, What are we talking about: 5 % or less of the population, dictating to the res.....
» 7/04/2017 2:45:31 PM Hi Alan & O Sung Wu, Frankly, I'm terrified about when Ice gets into Indigenous communiti.....
» 7/04/2017 2:32:08 PM Hi Leslie, I suppose that, in a cock-eyed way, Islamists - as well as the pseudo-Left and.....
» 7/04/2017 9:55:01 AM Hi Is Mise, Presumably when a foetus is viable, when it can survive outside the womb, wi.....
» 6/04/2017 5:29:53 PM Hi Leoj, Yeah, I wonder if there's a sort of rule that crap ideologies will sometimes wor.....
» 6/04/2017 5:15:48 PM Hi Leslie, Well, the pay might be attractive :) But since I would be told what to find, a.....
» 6/04/2017 11:51:30 AM Hi Big Nana, I certainly agree with you about the importance of education. Perhaps with-h.....
» 6/04/2017 11:30:47 AM Hi A.J., No, indeed, but it may have breached other laws against harassment, incitement t.....
» 6/04/2017 11:18:11 AM Hi SM, Maybe not:, that ".... Islamic preachers that propose discrimination against .....
» 6/04/2017 10:54:05 AM Hi Leoj & paul, I'm still puzzled why it is dreadful to offend someone by pointing out tr.....
» 6/04/2017 10:10:26 AM Hi Paul, 47 pages - I've only got through the Abstract:) I supposed he will define 'liber.....
» 6/04/2017 9:47:08 AM I'm puzzled: some puffed-up sheikh declared a month or so ago, that if Ayaan Hirsi Ali cam.....
» 5/04/2017 6:38:03 PM Hi A.J., Yes, I hope that OLO (and less significant blog-sites) can foster and develop de.....
» 5/04/2017 2:43:53 PM Hi Fache, The left hand has always been a problem for Muslims, 'haram': we all have one, .....
» 4/04/2017 2:32:23 PM Hi Ttbn, Yes, that's the Anne Aly who is a deradicalisation expert. Aren't you glad there.....
» 4/04/2017 12:24:21 PM Hi Ttbn, Yes, I think he's right. Hi Runner, It's quite ridiculous to attack the ancien.....
» 4/04/2017 10:55:59 AM Hi Runner, Yes, I agree that many half-witted lip-flappers find it easy to slag Christian.....
» 4/04/2017 10:19:06 AM Hi Paul & Is Mise, I would suggest that the proportion of Australians who are familiar wi.....
» 4/04/2017 8:36:50 AM Hi Runner, In a democracy, everyone should be able to criticise Christianity in all its a.....
» 4/04/2017 8:27:19 AM SM & Killarney, There's not much point playing the "tu quoque" game: such massa.....
» 4/04/2017 8:09:32 AM Hi Cherful, Yes, and Muslim women are having to go through much of what you condemn even .....
» 4/04/2017 8:01:19 AM Well that went better than I thought it would. But still ..... My scoring: Linda Burney .....
» 3/04/2017 2:00:51 PM Dearest Foxy, Good idea. It is really disappointing that bullying and terror tactics can .....
» 3/04/2017 1:33:58 PM Dearest Foxy, So much for freedom of speech. So Change.org has also gone over to the dark.....
» 3/04/2017 1:30:33 PM Hi Alan, I'm not sure that there can be any other current remedy but a two-state solution.....
» 3/04/2017 1:03:58 PM Hi Josephus, Christianity was one religion which I was NOT referring to: after all, the a.....
» 3/04/2017 12:55:49 PM Hi Leoj, If what Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been opposing is conservative, medieval, backward an.....
» 3/04/2017 10:05:32 AM Hi Is Mise, Don't forget that, in the doctrines of many religions, not just Islam, there .....
» 3/04/2017 9:47:28 AM Hi Killarney, Sorry, I have to disagree with you on one point: "The European slave .....
» 3/04/2017 9:14:08 AM Hi Paul, But even you would have to agree that tonight's Q & A panel is unusually balance.....
» 3/04/2017 8:57:59 AM I'll be keeping a close count of Tony Jones' interruptions tonight, and how many of them a.....
» 2/04/2017 6:58:10 PM Hi Leoj, In spite of Islam being the most feminist of all religions ever devised, what is.....
» 2/04/2017 2:07:31 PM Hi Cherful, You're right: "Societies where women have no say, don't tend to advance.....
» 2/04/2017 1:55:33 PM Thanks Foxy, for that heads-up about the wonderful feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, on Q & A tomo.....
» 1/04/2017 1:43:58 PM Hi Josephus, My limited understanding is that hadiths are always 'changing', being replac.....
» 1/04/2017 1:39:15 PM Good on you, Foxy :) Love, Joe.....
» 1/04/2017 10:48:59 AM Hi George & Pogi, Every ideological trend, including all the various aspects of the Enlig.....
» 1/04/2017 9:47:53 AM Dear Angel Foxy, But never as high as you :) Okay, this is getting a bit too sugary: bac.....
» 31/03/2017 7:23:21 PM Dearest Foxy, And all these years, I believed it was the 26th. How the mighty have fallen.....
» 31/03/2017 7:21:39 PM Hi Josephus, Darwin actually believed the opposite, that the mixing of people was health.....
» 31/03/2017 2:33:49 PM Hi Leoj, But then there's Wynton Marsalis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb5MSJcBb9o .....
» 31/03/2017 2:21:45 PM Correction: I don't know what's wrong with my brain: J. S. Bach was born on March 26, 1685.....
» 31/03/2017 9:51:40 AM Hi Doog, Down this way in beautiful SA, the Ngarrindjeri still call whitefellas 'Gringkar.....
» 31/03/2017 9:02:17 AM Hi Paul, As a nature-lover, I can watch those all day. [Now I'll be in trouble with the g.....
» 30/03/2017 10:58:41 AM Hi Graham & David, I agree that group rights and individual rights are incompatible. One .....
» 30/03/2017 10:26:49 AM Hi Steele, An independent inquiry into an ABC program carried out by the ABC, that finds .....
» 29/03/2017 11:36:36 AM Hi Paul, Haere ra ! As one of the 'Usual Suspects', thank you for that subdued comment. I.....
» 28/03/2017 12:56:19 PM I usually try to identify the bloke in the Q & A audience who makes up then 38 % of Libera.....
» 28/03/2017 12:53:27 PM Of course, any new exploration and exploita6tion of new gas fields should be accompanied b.....
» 26/03/2017 8:46:07 AM Okay, I was just about to give up: Manichaeism rules, it's all either-or. We can learn not.....
» 24/03/2017 7:39:59 PM Hi JDJ, No, I didn't say it was a perfect fit. But I don't believe that the underlying et.....
» 24/03/2017 3:06:09 PM 2017, and we're still finding it difficult to separate the myths and miracles of the old b.....
» 24/03/2017 9:46:11 AM Dearest Foxy, 'Tu quoque' arguments are usually pretty fruitless: of course, churches and.....
» 24/03/2017 9:22:05 AM Hi Steele, As usual, I agree with you bout religious-based states: I'm very uneasy about .....
» 23/03/2017 12:37:52 PM How do you mean, Steve ?.....
» 23/03/2017 12:35:59 PM Of course, there is racism against Aboriginal people in Australia, but perhaps it goes muc.....
» 22/03/2017 11:54:40 AM Hi Ateday, The 'converse' ? Do you mean Israeli recognition of Palestine ? That has bee.....
» 22/03/2017 11:44:46 AM While this thread seems to have died in the arse, it's still worth teasing out its implica.....
» 22/03/2017 11:32:31 AM Hi Ttbn, Your statement that " ..... I have to say that I find it hard to believe th.....
» 18/03/2017 2:48:35 PM I think this proposal has a good deal of merit: I suggest that all public servants should .....
» 18/03/2017 2:17:51 PM Pretty disgusting, AJ. As an ex-Communist, I wasn't aware that Marx or Lenin valued polit.....
» 16/03/2017 10:21:54 AM Dearest Foxy, I don't know anybody who would have interpreted THAT cartoon as being ".....
» 15/03/2017 2:04:06 PM The role of a great cartoonist, surely, is go to the edge, to shock (hopefully in the righ.....
» 15/03/2017 11:59:41 AM No Probs, AJ, You write rather ambiguously of " ..... lack of primary sources for th.....
» 15/03/2017 11:31:20 AM Hi AJ, Sorry, computer problems. No, modem, I think. Little lights flashing ten times a s.....
» 13/03/2017 5:22:54 PM Hi Steele, I'm glad that you recognise that evidence has to be provided for any assertion.....
» 13/03/2017 1:08:12 PM Dearest Foxy, Lowitja's father's letter is in "The History of the United Aborigines .....
» 12/03/2017 7:08:05 PM Dearest Foxy, Lowitja was a good friend of my wife's, and we still sometimes meet and hug.....
» 12/03/2017 6:47:36 PM Hi Alan, This from the Daily Kos sums that move towards fascism pretty well: http://www......
» 12/03/2017 6:40:35 PM Hi AC, I think you are mixing your conspiracies there :) No, I didn't suggest that the .....
» 12/03/2017 10:59:45 AM Hi AC, So Trump, Putin and Assange are all now besties ? If Assange turned up at the US.....
» 12/03/2017 9:59:39 AM Dearest sweet Foxy, You suggest: " ..... all the information that this discussion ha.....
» 12/03/2017 8:33:23 AM [continued] There's talk of a new 'Stolen Generation'. But now, in 2017 ? Where's the hor.....
» 12/03/2017 8:31:36 AM Dearest Foxy, So ...... are you saying that there may be no evidence of something, in man.....
» 12/03/2017 8:02:00 AM Hi Cherful, The old leftie in me would have held his nose and voted for Clinton last year.....
» 11/03/2017 1:28:25 PM Dearest Foxy, Well, one bloke has. I'm not aware of any other successful cases. Please el.....
» 11/03/2017 1:02:42 PM Dearest Foxy, Then all they have to do is get hold of their files, and present them to th.....
» 11/03/2017 1:00:24 PM Hi Steele, No, I'm taking the position that there hasn't been any evidence that it happen.....
» 11/03/2017 10:47:11 AM Hi Alan, If Syria is 'complicated', then Afghanistan will be much more so, given the rang.....
» 11/03/2017 10:37:33 AM [continued] And please let's not go on about 'fabrication' because that doesn't help the .....
» 11/03/2017 10:34:12 AM Dear oh dear, This is like arguing with four-year-olds: "I'll say it again, and aga.....
» 11/03/2017 10:11:09 AM Hi Killarney, Thanks for those links. Yes, it's very complicated and pat answers are no u.....
» 10/03/2017 10:40:04 PM G'day Paul, I'll say it again, and again and and again if you like, that no, I don't thin.....
» 10/03/2017 3:20:41 PM Hi Paul, Haere mai :) Your interesting post criticised " ..... hard right , bigote.....
» 10/03/2017 3:04:31 PM Hi Bazz, No, not yet anyway. With the help of the brainless and gutless 'Left', the imams.....
» 10/03/2017 2:52:52 PM Hi Alan, Of course I forgot the Yeti of international diplomacy, Trump. He has to make up.....
» 10/03/2017 9:50:28 AM Hi Toni, The lovely Foxy posted this link on another thread, on how to suck people into a.....
» 10/03/2017 9:47:02 AM The cautious co-operation between Turkey, Russia and Iran - each with their dreams of rest.....
» 10/03/2017 9:17:24 AM Dearest Foxy, Thanks so much for this brilliant expose of Trump. Scary ! But it explains .....
» 10/03/2017 9:01:12 AM Hi Steele, So we move from the RPF to the SG ? I suppose the same rules for proof apply:.....
» 10/03/2017 8:45:23 AM Hi AC, Yes, that would be a good beginning. There's a couple of things we have to remembe.....
» 10/03/2017 8:35:45 AM Hi Killarney, With respect, the Muslim world had a thousand years of relatively undisturb.....
» 9/03/2017 4:46:57 PM Hi Dan, But that might be precisely the reason that the Australian government, and Austra.....
» 9/03/2017 4:09:09 PM Hi Steele, I don't disagree with you on most of that: once someone has checked the School.....
» 9/03/2017 3:31:42 PM Hi Steele, Ah, yes, but did they get very far past New Norcia before they were brought ba.....
» 9/03/2017 12:11:12 PM Hi Steele, " .... can you at least accept the three girls referred to in the newspap.....
» 9/03/2017 11:59:02 AM Hi Leoj, If we are going to get onto the 'Stolen Generation' story, it might help to anal.....
» 9/03/2017 11:30:23 AM Hi AC, That's a very good point: it reminds me of so much in Aboriginal policy: to wait f.....
» 9/03/2017 11:16:13 AM Hi AC, "Therefore, we can only claim the triumph of democracy if we acknowledge the .....
» 9/03/2017 11:10:16 AM Hi Killarney, You suggest that: "If the West had left Islamic countries alone, then .....
» 9/03/2017 10:48:24 AM Hi Steele, Just eliminating the possibility that another three little girls were involved.....
» 9/03/2017 9:50:09 AM [continued] * IF they were the three little girls who ran away in early August, 1931, the.....
» 9/03/2017 9:48:06 AM Hi Steele, Presumably, if Neville the Devil, the Police, the Rabbit Department and Uncle .....
» 9/03/2017 8:46:16 AM Hi Mr. Ed, That's funny, I thought the country was already being run by a bunch of adoles.....
» 9/03/2017 8:39:49 AM Hi AC, Perhaps you're right: Trump is actually masquerading as a buffoon but actually is .....
» 8/03/2017 7:53:45 PM Hi AC, Yes, various US intelligence agencies have probably been quite legitimately gather.....
» 8/03/2017 6:09:58 PM Hi Steele, Yes, of course, I may be wrong: this amazing feat may have happened. And it wo.....
» 8/03/2017 5:51:44 PM Hi MHaze, No, I didn't say he was, just head man of the FSB at the Russian Embassy in the.....
» 8/03/2017 2:53:32 PM Hi Mr. Ed, You ask, in turn: "Why should only citizens have the vote." There .....
» 8/03/2017 2:41:00 PM Hi MHaze, My point ? * if you suspect something has happened, you won't need anything a.....
» 8/03/2017 1:38:31 PM Hi Steele, No, you didn't. Some documentation would be handy. Yes, if letters could be fo.....
» 8/03/2017 1:21:08 PM Thanks MHaze, "We have some indications that those associated with Obama might have .....
» 8/03/2017 12:59:29 PM Hi Phillip, I don't have to. As Christopher Hitchens said, 'He who asserts must prove'. O.....
» 8/03/2017 12:21:18 PM Hi Steele, Yes, quite some time ago. Cheers, Joe.....
» 8/03/2017 11:47:18 AM Hi Phillip, Ah, I get it: this is so secret and underhand that there is no evidence of it.....
» 8/03/2017 11:18:18 AM Dear Foxy, Brandis ? Neither here nor there. 'Tu quoque' won't get you anywhere, dear. .....
» 8/03/2017 11:14:57 AM Hi Phillip, So are you suggesting that the CIA, FBI, NSA, the Justice Department, perhaps.....
» 8/03/2017 11:03:28 AM Dearest Foxy, I think SM is right on the button. He could have added, * the ruining of .....
» 8/03/2017 10:12:50 AM Hi Alan, So what are you ripping into, democracy or autocracy ? Surely we have to find wa.....
» 8/03/2017 10:05:34 AM Hi Steele, Or maybe it's a sign of a certain scepticism, and a desire to suspend belief u.....
» 8/03/2017 9:30:15 AM Hi AC, So, are you suggesting, in a roundabout way, that if men can't use violence agains.....
» 7/03/2017 11:06:21 PM [continued] On a slightly different track: get something straight - nobody has ever force.....
» 7/03/2017 11:04:36 PM Nick, We need to be careful to remember how words might have had different meanings in ea.....
» 7/03/2017 5:34:21 PM Dearest Foxy, Primary sources beat secondary or tertiary sources any day, if they are ava.....
» 7/03/2017 5:17:11 PM Nick, You suggest: "Once again. I said the opposite - that Indigenous academics ass.....
» 7/03/2017 12:50:21 PM Nick, There's never been a need to remove children anywhere in Australia in order for the.....
» 7/03/2017 10:14:33 AM Thanks to Trump, we may now have new rules on what constitutes 'truth': 1. If I'm fairly .....
» 7/03/2017 9:55:52 AM Hi Paul, You trying to make me jealous or what ? You've succeeded. I probably won't be ab.....
» 7/03/2017 8:56:51 AM Hi Nick, Illogical ? Not really. There has always been tension between Indigenous Studies.....
» 7/03/2017 8:36:45 AM Hi Phanto, Come off it, you know that it's a lot more complicated than that: You might sa.....
» 6/03/2017 7:19:27 PM Hi Nick, The great majority of Indigenous university students are enrolled in mainstream .....
» 6/03/2017 7:09:41 PM Hi Steele, I can just as easily turn that around, that " .... you obviously have an .....
» 6/03/2017 4:40:51 PM Hi avgain paul, I feel liked I'm constantly mopping up after you fellas :) My reference .....
» 6/03/2017 4:22:26 PM Hi Phanto, Hmmmm .... I think they call that 'projection' in psychology :) The fact is t.....
» 6/03/2017 3:39:47 PM Hi Pahnto, You ask: "As AC says men are bigger and stronger than women in general an.....
» 6/03/2017 3:26:42 PM Hi Paul, Well, hardly. In that tragic news item, the little girls had got barely twenty m.....
» 6/03/2017 3:03:24 PM Hi Nick, Yes, it's possible that very early Islam sprang from s Jewish or Judeo-Christian.....
» 6/03/2017 11:03:18 AM Hi Iftikhar, So, under Shari'a, in what fields of law do women have equal rights to men: .....
» 6/03/2017 10:58:06 AM Dearest Foxy, Ah ! You got me ! I thought your caring and forgiving nature had just gone .....
» 6/03/2017 9:30:45 AM Hi Killarney, I made the same mistake :) I didn't really look carefully at the homicide f.....
» 6/03/2017 8:16:54 AM Thank you, Killarney. Those stats put everything into perspective. As I understand it, th.....
» 5/03/2017 10:28:02 PM Dearest Foxy, With the deepest respect, that must be the weakest excuse any of us have he.....
» 5/03/2017 10:09:06 PM Hi Steele, Thanks for your request: " .... what if it could be illustrated to your s.....
» 5/03/2017 6:00:46 PM [continued] You can check all this out yourself, by checking those documents on my web-si.....
» 5/03/2017 6:00:14 PM Hi Paul, I'm not in WA, so I don't have access to files over there, so I can only go by (.....
» 5/03/2017 5:38:19 PM [continued] Statistics can be tricky too. Take the 'Deaths in Custody' Royal Commission d.....
» 5/03/2017 5:33:10 PM That's right, Nick. What's your point ? Why do so many people objet to Aboriginal kids get.....
» 5/03/2017 1:47:24 PM [continued] People are talking about a second 'stolen generation' now. What, that some go.....
» 5/03/2017 1:41:04 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm glad that at last you are beginning to do some research into some of th.....
» 5/03/2017 1:16:44 PM Hi Steele, Many times, I have written about how casual liaisons were made illegal (in SA,.....
» 4/03/2017 1:22:45 PM Thanks Big nana, That WA Royal Commission (the 'Roth' Commission) in 1905 is on my web-si.....
» 4/03/2017 11:07:00 AM [continued] After Neville retired in 1940, he helped to set up the Coolbaroo Club, for mi.....
» 4/03/2017 11:04:19 AM [continued] What really pissed me off about that scam ? When one woman started slagging o.....
» 4/03/2017 10:50:42 AM Hi Steele, A nice little Clare Valley Temperanillo, actually. Mmmmm, still a bit left. S.....
» 4/03/2017 10:14:03 AM Thank you, Killarney. Best wishes, Joe.....
» 4/03/2017 10:12:39 AM I'm puzzled why the AHRC seems to have so little interest in one key aspect, one would hav.....
» 3/03/2017 4:46:06 PM Hi Steele, The Moseley Royal Commission, yes, I transcribed it all word for word, indexed.....
» 3/03/2017 2:59:17 PM Hi Phanto, So ...... it's not right if strangers wreak violence on each other I agree), b.....
» 3/03/2017 2:28:14 PM Hi Steele again, Newspaper reports: the website Trove has photostated every article in e.....
» 3/03/2017 2:03:12 PM Steele, If you think being 'half-caste' is or was a crime, you really are an idiot. Where.....
» 3/03/2017 1:40:17 PM Hi Nick, Do you really think most Australians would do anything but shrug ? 'Well, duh,' .....
» 3/03/2017 9:38:29 AM Hi Paul, Your reflection, that: "No matter what evidence you provide ...." may .....
» 3/03/2017 8:50:30 AM Hi Ttbn, Your astute observation that "Australia is rooted" is pregnant with po.....
» 3/03/2017 8:33:33 AM Dearest Foxy, A bit of a high horse :) I honestly don't know what you mean by 'flippant':.....
» 3/03/2017 7:34:56 AM The man's an idiot. Dream on, AC :).....
» 2/03/2017 6:20:50 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, I remember her, a lovely lady. I loved her in the last episode of &quo.....
» 2/03/2017 5:23:19 PM Hi AC, Yes, I'm happy to assert that. Is he a Russian stooge ? I don't know, yet. It loo.....
» 2/03/2017 4:43:18 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm far more modest than Bolt. I would be grateful if someone could point o.....
» 2/03/2017 1:21:59 PM Hi Leoj, Thanks, that's quite a valuable article. Leon Festinger, back in the fifties inh.....
» 2/03/2017 11:45:48 AM Deareat Foxy, You wrote: "People have their reasons for what they will or will not .....
» 2/03/2017 11:30:30 AM Hi AC, I'm sure that Russia has done all those terrible things I mentioned, BUT if the wo.....
» 2/03/2017 10:42:47 AM Hi Lucifease, I'm not suggesting that any crime was committed - perhaps for the tenth tim.....
» 2/03/2017 10:31:01 AM Hi Jayb, No, I don't think so: that part of Burma has been populated by Muslims since at .....
» 2/03/2017 10:10:01 AM Hi Shockadelic, 'Culture and religion' in relation to human rights, is what I meant. No.....
» 2/03/2017 9:55:42 AM Hi AC, You watch RT ? Gosh, what a surprise. Hi Alan, Yeah, I apologise for making my .....
» 2/03/2017 9:23:59 AM Hi AC, Q1: Yes. Q2: No. As for my position, many times over the past three or four year.....
» 2/03/2017 8:20:14 AM Hi Phanto, Women are, of course, at least as intelligent as men, but I don't put much sto.....
» 2/03/2017 7:40:58 AM Hi AC, Thanks for that pro-Assad, pro-Russian web-site. We all need to know how the enemy.....
» 2/03/2017 7:32:06 AM Hi Nick, You beat me to it :) Hi Iftikhar, So, where is 'Arabia' ? How much country di.....
» 2/03/2017 7:24:52 AM [continued] check it out, does it make sense, how could you quickly verify such a charmin.....
» 2/03/2017 7:11:58 AM Hi Steele, The problem is that there is no corroborating evidence for this amazing story,.....
» 1/03/2017 8:23:32 PM Thank you, Foxy, for these links. I've got a couple of items on Academia myself, so I didn.....
» 1/03/2017 5:34:36 PM Dearest Foxy, Contrary gto ovderwhelming opinion, I'm not really an idiot. Yes, I did rea.....
» 1/03/2017 5:18:29 PM Dearest Foxy, Thank you for that brilliant article: http://rightnow.org.au/opinion-3/the.....
» 1/03/2017 4:30:31 PM "Perhaps the women could be allowed to have opinions about their own faith. Aborigina.....
» 1/03/2017 4:12:34 PM Dearest Foxy, Exactly ! Charming stories, the best interpretations of the distant past th.....
» 1/03/2017 3:50:43 PM Okay - next step in the long process of recognition of Muslim women's rights: What might .....
» 1/03/2017 3:30:55 PM [continued] "By default, they therefore have fewer means to gain power, not in class.....
» 1/03/2017 3:25:52 PM That's so cruel, Daffy. I started up an "Original Thoughts" file last week, and.....
» 1/03/2017 10:50:51 AM Thanks, Runner. I rest my case :) Joe.....
» 1/03/2017 10:17:55 AM Hi Big Nana, I wonder how much of what even Windschuttle accepted - the camel driver, for.....
» 1/03/2017 9:56:12 AM Dearest sweet Foxy, So are you saying that you would believe anything ? I have an Opera.....
» 1/03/2017 9:16:48 AM I don't know whether to be terrified about what the ramshackle Trump circus troupe might d.....
» 1/03/2017 8:51:59 AM Hi Steele, No probs. I think both Bolt and Windschuttle were being careful and diplomatic.....
» 28/02/2017 5:02:48 PM To explore this topic a bit more, what does 'integration' mean in the context of Australia.....
» 28/02/2017 4:23:06 PM Wow. The fifties are certainly alive and well. I'm puzzled how many pig-ignorant comments .....
» 28/02/2017 4:03:23 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, of course, most of what you write is incontestable, but really neither.....
» 28/02/2017 2:49:37 PM Hi Steele, So to you, Andrew Bolt is an authority ? And what "facts" are we tal.....
» 28/02/2017 12:20:43 PM Hi Steele, My fourth post, I think. No, I'm saying that unless there is some strong ev.....
» 28/02/2017 11:54:36 AM Dearesat Foxy, That's a strange remark: "Oral histories whether in the form of diari.....
» 28/02/2017 11:36:05 AM Hi Steele, You assert that " ..... if there were no other evidence available oral hi.....
» 28/02/2017 9:22:19 AM Hi Paul, In the interests of objectivity and truth, let's explore the RBF story a bit fur.....
» 28/02/2017 9:05:17 AM Hi Shockadelic, As to Africans and African-Americans marrying white women, yes, it certai.....
» 28/02/2017 7:38:39 AM Hi Paul, So how do we distinguish between truth (backed up by evidence) and propaganda (b.....
» 27/02/2017 6:00:01 PM Dearest Foxy, No, not many of us do, we struggle to differentiate between ideas and peopl.....
» 27/02/2017 4:15:03 PM Dearest Foxy, Can you say 'neither' ? That 'Neither is acceptable' ? 'Neither bashing chi.....
» 27/02/2017 4:04:04 PM Nicknicknick, Maybe I'm wrong but I think there was not one Japanese-American act of sabo.....
» 27/02/2017 12:15:00 PM Hi Is Mise, I think it was about the difficulties for Muslims of reforming Islam. That wa.....
» 27/02/2017 10:14:44 AM Hi Shockadelic, You might be surprised at how many Africans, or African-Americans, or Wes.....
» 27/02/2017 9:05:45 AM [continued] So, sorry, Paul, there appears to be not a skerrick of evidence supporting th.....
» 27/02/2017 9:02:37 AM Hi Paul, You put your finger on the crucial issues: the Rabbit-Proof f3nce film was very .....
» 26/02/2017 12:21:32 PM Hi Toni, I don't know, I think rats are much maligned and very under-valued. Joe.....
» 26/02/2017 9:51:26 AM Hi AC, Hmmm ...... that's perhaps a stretch: a government with a relatively high proporti.....
» 24/02/2017 9:20:40 AM Hi Edward, Thanks for that straw man :) Sorry, it's been a long time since I was a good .....
» 24/02/2017 8:36:57 AM Hi Cherful, Thanks for your kind words. But .... We shouldn't confuse phenotype with gen.....
» 23/02/2017 5:09:33 PM Hi LeoJ, No, it's not. Islam seems (to this atheist) to be the ultimate religion-as-patho.....
» 23/02/2017 1:38:40 PM The bottom line, I suppose, is that people coming to another country are obliged to do mos.....
» 23/02/2017 12:38:31 PM Hi EJ, "Stubbornly disobedient". Isn't that the usual excuse for DV anyway ? Ca.....
» 23/02/2017 12:33:05 PM Hi Leoj, This is a fascinating article on a topic which must be very, very difficult for .....
» 23/02/2017 10:31:02 AM In the early days in South Australia, an Aboriginal bloke who beat his wife to death would.....
» 23/02/2017 10:15:54 AM Hi Pat, Yes, if the only people who worked were those with some sort of pathological crav.....
» 23/02/2017 4:48:14 AM Hi Is Mise & Cherful, Yes, Darwin was all in favour of what he called 'hybrid vigour', th.....
» 23/02/2017 4:34:29 AM Dearest Foxy, On Nick's comment, that ' .... I feel like Trump does and just grab whateve.....
» 23/02/2017 4:17:57 AM So that's where you've been, Nick ? Dearest Foxy, Labas. Yes, I agree that genuine gende.....
» 22/02/2017 5:22:25 PM Hi Albie, No, I don't support ANY cultural concessions over law, none whatever. I don't b.....
» 22/02/2017 5:03:21 PM Speaking of schools, and while we are on the subject of integration, this quote from Peter.....
» 21/02/2017 6:01:22 PM Foxy, I've bookmarked that site. It's just a bit out of date for 2017 course enrolments. .....
» 21/02/2017 4:52:02 PM Dear Foxy, Please let me qualify my throw-away remark: "..... if Israel wants to b.....
» 21/02/2017 4:40:00 PM [continued] So Aboriginal people in 'settled' Australia learnt their own language, of cou.....
» 21/02/2017 4:37:49 PM Hi Cossomby, It's interesting that you make that comment: at least later, around Australi.....
» 21/02/2017 12:47:33 PM Not being too bright, it seems to me that there is Palestine and there is Israel, each in .....
» 21/02/2017 12:31:04 PM Dear Foxy, Labas. Yes, it's really not that difficult to pick up basic communicative term.....
» 21/02/2017 11:00:56 AM If I went to live in Lithuania or Poland or Vietnam, I would expect to learn Lithuanian or.....
» 21/02/2017 10:39:22 AM Dearest Foxy, One problem with recognising a state of Palestine is which Palestine do we .....
» 20/02/2017 12:24:12 PM I wonder if nicknamenicknamenick really exists, or is actually a reincarnation of Ern Mall.....
» 20/02/2017 9:36:40 AM Dearest Foxy, You could try this web-site: http://www.searchtruth.com/quran_topics_index.....
» 20/02/2017 8:59:34 AM Hi Phanto, Hmmmm ..... slight contradiction there: "Why are there so many shows on.....
» 19/02/2017 5:27:34 PM Hi AJ, I've probably lived a very sheltered life, but I do now recall a young white bloke.....
» 19/02/2017 5:10:50 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Yes, sometimes the law is an ass, but usually it's workable and necessary to .....
» 19/02/2017 5:01:29 PM Hi Yuyutsu, You're probably right about the settlements and Netanyahu's support. As for.....
» 19/02/2017 1:20:38 PM Hi Phanto, Speaking for myself, some blokes are devilishly handsome, charming and smooth .....
» 19/02/2017 12:34:58 PM Hi Yuyutsu, This is probably going even further off the track but: * when you suggest th.....
» 19/02/2017 12:20:41 PM Dearest Foxy, I support the suggestions of Yuyutsu and Toni. As for your interesting sta.....
» 19/02/2017 11:57:40 AM Hi Big Nana, I agree, it's been a long time since I've heard anybody racially abused. Alt.....
» 19/02/2017 11:46:48 AM Hi Tony, Yeah, and why do they all wear those funny two-toed socks ? Bastards. So if som.....
» 19/02/2017 10:03:53 AM Hi Cherful, 'Palestinian' is more of a geographical description than a historical one: th.....
» 18/02/2017 4:21:35 PM Hi Graham, Brilliant ! I have a very deep admiration for Mother Teresa and her devotion t.....
» 18/02/2017 3:51:05 PM [continued] - not that many Christians probably pray as much these days. I was having a.....
» 18/02/2017 3:49:40 PM Hi Phanto, Religious belief is not so much IRrational as NON-rational: most believers wou.....
» 18/02/2017 11:04:52 AM Hi Phanto, A 'fact' is basically an interpretation of a material finding, also known as '.....
» 17/02/2017 2:43:34 PM Racism operates at many different levels, some superficial like name-calling, some deeper,.....
» 17/02/2017 2:35:51 PM Dearest Foxy, No, they don't want a state of Israel. When they say they do, then the nego.....
» 17/02/2017 8:29:55 AM As long as Hamas and other reactionary Palestinian groups deny the right of Israel to exis.....
» 16/02/2017 5:28:30 PM Dan, A bit half-witted, no offence. Nobody should be thrown off buildings or beheaded for.....
» 16/02/2017 4:27:23 PM Hi Ttbn, Yes, there is always that problem. As long as (a) lying 'in a good cause', or (b.....
» 16/02/2017 3:57:18 PM Yuyutsu, Anybody who puts the 'interests' of an invented god above those of a single pers.....
» 16/02/2017 9:43:49 AM Dearest Foxy, You' re absolutely right: "I think that what Senator Lambie was tryin.....
» 16/02/2017 9:30:03 AM I wholeheartedly agree with Najla that " .... through collaborative dialogue, open .....
» 15/02/2017 10:15:49 AM Just to go back to one of Toni Lavis' comments: no, an atheist does not have to swear on t.....
» 15/02/2017 10:05:17 AM Hi EJ, " ..... mainly unemployed and underemployed people (the "precariat".....
» 14/02/2017 4:57:06 PM Hi EJ, I wonder what proportion of firms employing your slave labour in Asia etc. are Ame.....
» 12/02/2017 8:35:35 AM It seems that the birth-rate in most Western countries is not quite keeping up with the de.....
» 10/02/2017 10:01:30 PM Hi Alan, Yes, remember that the perfect is the bitter enemy of the good, and all Utopias .....
» 10/02/2017 9:55:48 PM Hi Nick, Around forty years ago, a top South Australian scientist [no, that's not an oxym.....
» 10/02/2017 8:56:32 AM Hi Chris, And until then ? Maybe mhaze is on the money. Of course, governments should be .....
» 9/02/2017 2:40:19 PM We had three black-outs in Adelaide last night, each for a couple of hours. It's amazing h.....
» 8/02/2017 9:44:01 AM This is an American post ? 'Electoral commission' and 'Supreme Court' ? But I suppose we c.....
» 6/02/2017 5:57:57 PM Hi Has been, I don't know, I think Trump will change his tune when he realises, dimly and.....
» 6/02/2017 4:51:53 PM "U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism&quo.....
» 6/02/2017 4:37:30 PM On population growth: countries with developed economies are experiencing either no-growth.....
» 3/02/2017 9:09:05 AM [continued] Agriculture took five thousand years to spread across Europe from what is now.....
» 3/02/2017 9:06:54 AM Hi Nick, Bellwood was probably relying on the accounts and writings of a multitude of ant.....
» 2/02/2017 5:14:22 PM Hi Nick, Given the recent claim of Aboriginal people harvesting kangaroo grass seed, your.....
» 2/02/2017 3:32:34 PM Hi C, I agree, "Same choices with the same consequences" is nonsense: women get.....
» 2/02/2017 9:53:18 AM Greg Sheridan makes a point in today's Australian to keep January 26 as our national day. .....
» 2/02/2017 9:17:35 AM Hi Paul, There may be something in that. When I was living in Ponsonby, I got to know a l.....
» 2/02/2017 9:09:25 AM I wonder if there is something like 'pre-news' - stories floated in order to gauge public .....
» 1/02/2017 8:40:47 PM Hi Paul, Thanks for all that history: fascinating. I should have known about the Yanks, b.....
» 1/02/2017 10:02:56 AM Hi Paul, Thanks for that information about Hone Heke. I wasn't aware of the influence of .....
» 1/02/2017 9:47:56 AM Hi Nick, When the British declared sovereignty over eastern Australia, they thereby recog.....
» 1/02/2017 9:22:59 AM HI AC, You're right: you didn't make a good job of it. How's this for an option ? If a .....
» 31/01/2017 4:37:28 PM Sorry Nick, Sorry, who was mugged ? Who stole whose wallet ? Who gave whom $ 10 for a tra.....
» 31/01/2017 4:32:40 PM I wonder how long before there is a designated psycho-medical condition for some men who h.....
» 31/01/2017 3:07:55 PM Hi Nick, Another thing: usually across all the Australian colonies, it was illegal to sup.....
» 31/01/2017 2:57:24 PM Nick, Struggling through the molasses of your probable wit, I have to point out that, fro.....
» 31/01/2017 11:52:08 AM Dearest Foxy, Yes, can a will, who is to get what, be 'inferred' from a person's habitual.....
» 31/01/2017 11:46:48 AM I Paul, The NgaPuhi allies of the British ? Perhaps not when Hone Heke cut down the flag-.....
» 31/01/2017 10:48:28 AM [continued] Before 1971 of so, when a single mother's benefit was instituted, what could .....
» 31/01/2017 10:46:53 AM I agree with the judge's verdict in this case, on condition that the same result would hav.....
» 31/01/2017 9:33:08 AM Hi Paul, Come on, be honest: at Waitangi, the chiefs who signed were willingly putting th.....
» 29/01/2017 1:03:13 PM Thanks, Doog ! I'll pass it on :) Hi Nick, Yeah, my grand-dad was in there somewhere, in.....
» 29/01/2017 9:15:56 AM Dearest Foxy, As I understand it, Clinton didn't visit Wisconsin even once, a rust-belt s.....
» 29/01/2017 9:05:37 AM Dearest Foxy, Vietnamese New Year too ! Chuc Mung Nam Moi ! Probably Thai New Year as we.....
» 27/01/2017 8:59:59 AM Hi IsMise, You were asking: "Does this mean that FGM, bigamy, forcing women to wear .....
» 25/01/2017 5:51:27 PM Dear Foxy, I was struck by this quote from Dr Soutphommasane's speech: "Contrary to.....
» 25/01/2017 4:33:20 PM Dearest Foxy, On the contrary, it's barely begun. We do need to talk about what you might.....
» 25/01/2017 9:08:16 AM Hi Phanto, Women in the US can organise and march okay: all they have to do next election.....
» 24/01/2017 9:36:12 AM For all that, and all that, I think the author has put his finger on something: 'inclusive.....
» 23/01/2017 9:48:46 PM The share farming system has been common all over Australia. Share farmers are not necessa.....
» 21/01/2017 1:20:28 PM Hi Graham, Yes, I was bending over backwards not to attack that 'other' religion, knowing.....
» 20/01/2017 4:53:23 PM Hi Nick, Just a couple of points for the unwary: you mentioned Lake Blanche, up on the St.....
» 20/01/2017 3:16:00 PM Hi Nick, Oy. If people have to travel about in search of food, not necessarily every day .....
» 20/01/2017 12:57:23 PM Hi Mhaze, No probs. Clearly, some adherents to various backward religions (now, there's .....
» 20/01/2017 12:40:09 PM Hi Nick, So what happened after ? Did people keep building such structures, right up to t.....
» 20/01/2017 12:01:11 PM Hi Mhaze, What don't you understand about, " .... I hope we never get to the stage i.....
» 20/01/2017 11:39:52 AM Hi Nick, Three thousand in a village at Brewarrina ? A fixed village ? All going out each.....
» 20/01/2017 8:40:41 AM Hi Nick, Maybe they could be called something like, I don't know, 'watermelons' ? What do.....
» 20/01/2017 8:25:14 AM I hope we never get to the stage in the erosion of human rights in Australia when it is a .....
» 20/01/2017 8:16:46 AM Hi Nick, Turnbull is South Australian ? You may get some disagreement down this way. And .....
» 19/01/2017 5:30:30 PM Hi Nick, I'm not sure what your point is. But I suppose you hear that a lot. I'm not sur.....
» 19/01/2017 1:05:59 PM Dearest Foxy, Frankly, I'll be glad to get through this year without either Trump clumsil.....
» 19/01/2017 7:48:49 AM As I understand it, the position of adjunct lecturer, or associate professor, or professor.....
» 19/01/2017 7:18:07 AM Hi Nick, I think a fifteen-foot boat is not that small, and at any one time, in, say, 189.....
» 19/01/2017 6:00:50 AM Nick, The gift that keeps on giving. In the nineteenth century and beyond, Aboriginal pe.....
» 18/01/2017 5:30:40 PM Hi Nick, While we're at it, somebody mentioned kangaroo grass being grown by Aboriginal p.....
» 18/01/2017 5:07:28 PM Hi Nick, No, the Mission didn't sell guns as far as I can tell. People bought them in the.....
» 18/01/2017 12:55:02 PM Hi Nick, No, actually many ration depots were in towns, i.e. where there were towns, and .....
» 18/01/2017 9:14:30 AM [continued] So it is with some of the major planks of the Conventional Narrative - that A.....
» 18/01/2017 9:09:45 AM Hi Nick, Missions: at least here in South Australia, mission societies set up missions to.....
» 17/01/2017 5:52:57 PM Thanks Nick, Of course, the next step in promoting an assertion which may conflict with o.....
» 17/01/2017 5:10:49 PM Isn't it amazing what we take for granted ? It just truck me, being of fairly feeble brain.....
» 17/01/2017 11:46:04 AM Nick, Fascinating. Can you cite that research ? In any genuine academic journal ? Funny,.....
» 17/01/2017 7:39:52 AM Thanks Nick, Jut to add the obvious: a redoubt, and even more so a fort, are stationary s.....
» 16/01/2017 4:07:57 PM Hi Nick, Thank you for a direct answer, but I may have missed your point of a link betwee.....
» 16/01/2017 12:27:26 PM Hi Nick, I always approach one of your efforts like Brer Rabbit about to be thrown, tarre.....
» 16/01/2017 11:41:44 AM Incidentally, and speaking of 'land grabs', where do simpletons get the idea that everythi.....
» 16/01/2017 10:03:20 AM [continued] Occasionally groups came together, after careful negotiations, to share cerem.....
» 16/01/2017 10:01:38 AM Hi Nick, When you set up this thread, called 'land grab', I assumed it would have somethi.....
» 15/01/2017 12:36:51 PM [continued] No wonder people 'came in', as some courageous (and retired) anthropologists .....
» 15/01/2017 12:32:16 PM Ah, found it: From 1851, all pastoral leases in South Australia had to contain this clau.....
» 15/01/2017 11:34:24 AM Hi Paul, Oh, I think we 'understand' it all right, it's laid on so thick that we can almo.....
» 15/01/2017 11:07:22 AM Hi Billyd, To repeat, ".... So, no, not all Muslims, and really, only a tiny proport.....
» 15/01/2017 10:52:51 AM Hi Referundemdrivensocienty, So what did I write which was incorrect ? Even if the Ukrain.....
» 14/01/2017 5:20:35 PM Nick, In your inimitable way, (I think), and laden with so much impenetrable sarcasm as t.....
» 14/01/2017 5:00:24 PM Now, children ..... Hi Billyd, You're right when you say , " .... Muslims aren't re.....
» 13/01/2017 6:00:37 PM Hi Billyd, You make some interesting points: * that there is Islam, and there are Musli.....
» 13/01/2017 9:26:32 AM Here's a couple of minutes I'll never get back. Nick, So, what mighty leap of cause and .....
» 11/01/2017 8:46:19 AM Hi ttbn, Yeah. I might have to migrate, Alistair can look after himself......
» 10/01/2017 10:22:16 AM Hi Jim, MT said that " .... the Islamic world started math, astronomy and many civil.....
» 8/01/2017 1:47:34 PM Hi Bagsy, Or vice versa - neither is worth a hill of horse manure. We must let evidence '.....
» 7/01/2017 3:58:25 PM Dear Foxy, As far as I can make out, those French plants were temporarily shut down more .....
» 7/01/2017 1:22:28 PM Dearest Foxy, As the article points out, these shut-downs are because of "revelation.....
» 7/01/2017 1:16:43 PM Hi Nick, I don't claim to be either. I'm simply (well, for most people) proposing that an.....
» 7/01/2017 8:48:39 AM Hi Paul, No worries :) I assume that much of the improvements in nuclear energy generat.....
» 7/01/2017 8:38:30 AM Hi Nick, Well, wind power works: energy can be generated from wind towers. But financial .....
» 6/01/2017 10:44:45 PM Thanks Nick, Want don't you understand about the word 'IF' ? Joe.....
» 6/01/2017 10:42:58 PM Hi Paul. Right back at you: where did I make any derogatory comments about you ? I'm simp.....
» 6/01/2017 7:43:23 PM Hi Paul, I believe that the poorest people in the world are entitled to the same comforts.....
» 6/01/2017 7:24:55 PM Thanks Alan, I did learn to tie my own shoelaces quite some time ago, but thanks for your.....
» 6/01/2017 7:17:02 AM Hi Paul, Sorry, it appears that the world is feeding itself better than ever. And populat.....
» 6/01/2017 7:01:26 AM Hi Killarney, Well, as Don suggests, there ARE such things as facts: for instance, for th.....
» 5/01/2017 4:32:12 PM Hi Alan, Okay, I'll bite: why ? Why isn't any company, or anybody with a bit of spare cas.....
» 5/01/2017 1:21:50 PM Hi AC, There you go, the same logic: "For years people like myself have taken a lot.....
» 5/01/2017 8:06:23 AM Thanks Nick, I'm glad that at least somebody is sticking up for an independent Ukraine in.....
» 4/01/2017 7:00:56 PM Thanks Is Mise, I didn't know that the Saudis did that. I thought that would be viewed as.....
» 4/01/2017 6:53:38 PM Sorry, AC, If A is not a cat, and neither is B, C, D or E, then F is not a cat. Okay: o.....
» 4/01/2017 6:40:53 AM Hi AC, Love that logic: * that animal is not a cat; * this animal here is not a cat eit.....
» 4/01/2017 6:29:30 AM Hi BP, Same to you, bonne annee ! I hope 2017 is a good productive year for all of us OLO.....
» 3/01/2017 4:05:13 PM Thanks Bazz, I didn't think of that, not being an engineer. I'll ask one of my brothers w.....
» 3/01/2017 1:22:32 PM Dearest Foxy, Well, we'll see, won't we ? We're a long, long way from Chernobyl-type desi.....
» 3/01/2017 10:22:00 AM I'll get in first and mention Chernobyl: a reactor built in the 1950s, about to be de-comm.....
» 3/01/2017 10:06:24 AM Hi Yuyutsu, That's an interesting scenario: God promising no eternal virgins, but only th.....
» 3/01/2017 10:01:20 AM Hi Killarney, I'm terribly sorry, but when you wrote "I'm sure there are a lot of i.....
» 2/01/2017 8:10:40 PM Hi Killarney, I suspect that "These tired old excuses that 'lefties just want to bla.....
» 2/01/2017 5:46:46 PM Hi LEGO & Cherful, Arabs/Muslims as invaders: I can't get around the fact that the mitoch.....
» 2/01/2017 11:45:30 AM Thanks Cherful, Yes, my poor old grandmother gets lumbered with many unverifiable quotes......
» 2/01/2017 9:58:00 AM Thanks, Is Mise. On the weekend, I saw a 1928-1930 Ford (or maybe Studebaker or Overlander.....
» 2/01/2017 9:21:17 AM Hi Killarney, Love that logic ! "The British empire did it. The European empires di.....
» 2/01/2017 9:04:31 AM Good on you, Graham. While in my cups on Saturday night (or was it Friday ?), it struck m.....
» 2/01/2017 8:55:05 AM Hi Cherful, As you suggest, terrorists are PARTLY " .... thugs with hate in their he.....
» 2/01/2017 8:42:33 AM Hi Paiul, As you would know better than me, the Treaty of Waitangi came near the end of t.....
» 31/12/2016 3:21:23 PM Hi AC, Thanks, no worries. Happy New Year, and Happy Hanukkah ! Joe.....
» 31/12/2016 3:14:52 PM Hi Steele, Will he be able to bring back jobs from China ? I don't think so. So the legit.....
» 31/12/2016 1:35:34 PM Dear Foxy, Yes, I've circulated Craven's article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinio.....
» 31/12/2016 10:48:32 AM Dear Foxy, Do you think I haven't been chewing over the issues of self-determination, tre.....
» 31/12/2016 10:29:28 AM Hi AC, When you write, " ....If you take this attitude of believing the corporate me.....
» 30/12/2016 6:08:44 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm so glad that you've come back, after abandoning this thread a couple of.....
» 30/12/2016 4:45:54 PM Hi Big Nana & Alan & HasBeen, Yes, I agree that " .... Simply put, exams must be use.....
» 30/12/2016 6:56:05 AM Hi Killarney, So, just to clarify: the White Helmets are digging people and bits of bodie.....
» 29/12/2016 12:01:37 PM Dearest Foxy, Thanks for this, but I'm a bit alarmed that Jeff McMullen, Marni Cordell, W.....
» 29/12/2016 11:06:14 AM Hi Paul, Galileo agreeing that his findings were crap - well, one might do that if one's .....
» 29/12/2016 9:23:25 AM Hi AC, Thanks for these links. From the first one: so the White Helmets are the creatures.....
» 29/12/2016 9:04:38 AM Hi Paul, Actually Copernicus was much smarter than that, I think he died on the same day .....
» 29/12/2016 8:37:39 AM Hi Aidan & Bugsy, I apologise, I am usually too lazy to look up URLs, but I'll do it more.....
» 28/12/2016 5:26:44 PM G'day Paul, Of course. To support one interpretation of reality, preferably backed by evi.....
» 28/12/2016 3:31:58 PM Hi Bugsy, So you're saying that she earned $ 24,000 plus, without telling Centrelink ? Sh.....
» 28/12/2016 9:26:49 AM Dearest Foxy, Oh, I don't think that objectivity means 'fairness to all': it means heartl.....
» 28/12/2016 8:10:50 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm still digesting that brilliant story about Aboriginal people being farm.....
» 27/12/2016 10:35:43 AM Dear Foxy, Yes, NM: I was trying to follow an article from some months back concerning an.....
» 27/12/2016 9:10:09 AM Hi AC, “The answer to bad speech is not censorship. The answer to bad speech is more spee.....
» 27/12/2016 7:18:23 AM [continued] one is struck by how every group seemed to be catered for, into the twentieth.....
» 27/12/2016 7:01:59 AM Dearest Foxy, NM ? Diverse views ? Gosh, really ? Yesterday, The Australian carried a lo.....
» 26/12/2016 5:34:34 PM [continued] So this bumbling amateur has clumsily opened up a huge can of worms: I only h.....
» 26/12/2016 5:04:23 PM G'day Paul, All the best of the season and kia ora to you and yours, too. I think there .....
» 26/12/2016 1:47:37 PM Hi Paul, Murdoch seems to have a very large menagerie - in today's Australian, there is a.....
» 26/12/2016 1:40:36 PM [continued] Certainly, it had to start off with the initial Primal Crime, the occupation,.....
» 26/12/2016 1:37:12 PM Our book has created a huge dilemma for us. I'm not a historian and I'm aware that the int.....
» 24/12/2016 11:55:21 AM [continued] * Until about 1908, Aboriginal children at schools worked successfully with t.....
» 24/12/2016 11:50:30 AM And yet, we need a Narrative - an evidence-based or -inferred, historically-rigorous base .....
» 23/12/2016 5:24:38 PM HI EJ, Re Hiroshima etc.: As you say, as ye sow, so shall ye reap. In mid-1945, it was .....
» 23/12/2016 2:07:42 PM Hi Big Nana, Half-century :) Narratives are interesting things: they usually have under.....
» 23/12/2016 9:44:08 AM Dearest Foxy, While justice may prevail eventually, so will the obligation for somebody t.....
» 22/12/2016 6:29:24 PM My dearest Foxy, Of course. I'm also familiar with the fact that only one person has ever.....
» 22/12/2016 4:50:45 PM Some of the most reliable news these days comes from sites like these: http://www.theonio.....
» 22/12/2016 1:04:41 PM [continued] The author's summary, that " .... The fact that no archaeological projec.....
» 22/12/2016 12:44:03 PM [continued] * people being herded onto missions ? No evidence whatsoever. Mission staff u.....
» 22/12/2016 7:34:57 AM [continued] I wouldn't rely on newspaper accounts for any accurate picture. Sensation sel.....
» 22/12/2016 7:32:36 AM Dearest Foxy, Thank you for that article. I was immediately struck by this sentence: &quo.....
» 21/12/2016 7:29:26 PM Dearest Foxy, A list of places with the word 'massacre' attached is not exactly evidence .....
» 21/12/2016 4:36:10 PM Hi Minotaur, Earlier you asked me why I hadn't made a study of historical conditions in T.....
» 21/12/2016 3:36:47 PM My colleague Alistair Crooks and I have published a summary of findings from the Annual Re.....
» 21/12/2016 12:40:04 PM Hi Foxy, Are any of those others anything but rumours, maybes, hearsay, family legends, w.....
» 21/12/2016 12:06:12 PM Dearest Foxy, Myall Creek, 1838, that's right, and nine white blokes were hanged for it. .....
» 21/12/2016 11:48:48 AM Thanks AC, I have been starved of crazy conspiracy talk for some time, so this lot should.....
» 21/12/2016 8:08:42 AM [continued] The combination of masses of written evidence AND no counter-evidence on the .....
» 21/12/2016 8:03:57 AM Hi Foxy, I'm not sure that the writing of history is some sort of beauty contest, where u.....
» 21/12/2016 4:39:05 AM Hi Paul, Maybe. I was raised on the Sydney Morning Herald (when the man delivered it, I u.....
» 20/12/2016 2:46:15 PM Hi Cossomby, Just because police were involved in giving out rations, doesn't on its own .....
» 19/12/2016 1:08:00 PM Hi Minotaur, Sorry, I got that wrong. Is there maybe an income test ? I'm glad that ther.....
» 19/12/2016 12:58:34 PM Hi Cossomby, Maybe I've been at this business too long :( IF there was only one employee.....
» 19/12/2016 12:30:26 PM Hi Minotaur, Be careful what you ask for: benefits ? reduced interest rates on housing lo.....
» 19/12/2016 8:56:09 AM Dearest Foxy, That card was probably for being in the Top Five Nicest People in Australia.....
» 19/12/2016 8:26:09 AM Hi T800, If you are correct, Mungo Man died not thirty-odd thousand years ago, but more t.....
» 19/12/2016 8:02:21 AM Dearest Foxy, I agree with you. I'm in a singing group (Sing Australia) and currently we .....
» 19/12/2016 7:29:46 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm certain that you are not, or ever could be, a bigot, but you do - forgi.....
» 18/12/2016 7:41:57 PM Foxy, You airily claim that "As you well know some protectors were dishonest" ......
» 18/12/2016 5:53:31 PM Of course, 'offend' and 'insult' should be removed from Section 8 (c), perhaps to be repla.....
» 18/12/2016 5:34:30 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm not sure that poetry is superior to reality. Kath Walker grew up long .....
» 18/12/2016 10:38:25 AM [continued] * Non-Aboriginal people within the Sovereign State will either be asked to pa.....
» 18/12/2016 10:32:40 AM Michael Mansell has published a book in support of a multitude of Aboriginal nations and t.....
» 17/12/2016 4:26:59 PM Of course, the Aboriginal people were, whether with simple or complex mixed ancestry, here.....
» 17/12/2016 12:48:28 PM Hi David, Given the reliance of many Indigenous 'leaders' on a spurious interpretation of.....
» 17/12/2016 12:46:10 PM Hi AC, Speaking of shills and swamp-dwellers, it's clear now that there isn't much differ.....
» 17/12/2016 12:32:03 PM Given the reliance of many Indigenous 'leaders' on a spurious interpretation of history, a.....
» 16/12/2016 10:35:05 PM Hi Cossomby, Yes, it may be understandable but also inflammatory: each side in any of tho.....
» 16/12/2016 10:20:34 PM For those who think that the world can be run as a mega-business club, let me respectfully.....
» 16/12/2016 10:13:35 PM Hi David, I don't know about that, I don't believe anybody inherits much from their ances.....
» 16/12/2016 3:02:38 PM Aw shucks, you fellas ;) Isn't freedom of expression wonderful, or at least illuminating:.....
» 16/12/2016 2:35:43 PM Hi Graham, I don't have any misgivings over this monument on the grounds of 18 (c) but on.....
» 15/12/2016 3:56:17 PM Dearest Foxy, Hmmm .... I don't think you can slip out the door quite so easily :) OF C.....
» 15/12/2016 3:24:39 PM Cossomby & is Mise, A little bit precious :) Of course, if events overseas directly affec.....
» 15/12/2016 10:54:40 AM I'm inclined to agree with Graham, that justice must be served, the opinions of all Austra.....
» 15/12/2016 10:36:02 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm not sure what you mean. 'Factology', 'post-truth', etc. are just synony.....
» 15/12/2016 9:57:57 AM [continued] It's time to say that 'No, we are all Australians, we are all entitled to the.....
» 15/12/2016 9:04:08 AM Further to what Gary has written about the role of the Protector of Aborigines in South Au.....
» 14/12/2016 9:04:31 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm unsure what you were getting at in your last post, addressed to me. Wit.....
» 13/12/2016 4:46:45 PM My dearest Foxy, Of course there is 'objective history': Japan invaded China in 1937. The.....
» 13/12/2016 3:50:46 PM Dearest Foxy, Thank you for your kind words. What we have been trying to do for some year.....
» 13/12/2016 12:04:15 PM Dearest Foxy, I hope your husband doesn't have an accident. What road is he taking ? Yes.....
» 13/12/2016 9:21:08 AM Dearest Foxy, As a denialist apologist myself, I've been totally impressed and persuaded .....
» 12/12/2016 8:55:08 PM [continued] stolen generation' ? Many didn't want to go back: one girl, finishing Year 12.....
» 12/12/2016 8:51:13 PM Fair point, Nick: there's 'enough' evidence, and there's 'overwhelming' evidence. What evi.....
» 12/12/2016 7:03:36 PM Get some evidence, Nick, not just hearsay. As far as I recall, Burke and Wills didn't ac.....
» 12/12/2016 5:26:02 PM [continued] Yes, of course, massacres occurred: in one in SA's South-East around 1850, ca.....
» 12/12/2016 5:17:55 PM Picking my way carefully through the bindi-eye patch created by the author of this thread,.....
» 12/12/2016 4:49:13 PM Can contributors please try to write coherently ? It takes me a long time to understand wh.....
» 12/12/2016 12:39:25 PM Those Options should read: . . . Option 1: No change. . . Option 2: (a) A Treaty: .....
» 12/12/2016 10:05:01 AM Is anybody else having huge problems with email ? Every day, I bound out of my cave, hopin.....
» 12/12/2016 9:33:16 AM Dearest Foxy, My heart sings when I see post from your lovely hands :) Yes, Windschuttle.....
» 11/12/2016 5:51:06 PM Dearest Foxy, As it happens, now that you mention it, my friend Alistair Crooks and I hav.....
» 11/12/2016 1:23:31 PM [continued] Yes, there were probably massacres and, out beyond official control, driving .....
» 11/12/2016 1:16:23 PM Dearest Foxy, Your husband is not just lucky, but intelligent as well. Don't tell him. .....
» 11/12/2016 11:20:59 AM Dear Foxy, Nothing could give me more pleasure than making you happy :) Love, Joe PS. .....
» 11/12/2016 9:35:18 AM Dearest Foxy, Yes, by all means, let's get rid of any clauses in the constitution which m.....
» 10/12/2016 10:58:37 PM Dearest Foxy, How wonderful to have you back with us, discussion has been quite dull with.....
» 8/12/2016 2:20:36 PM Hi Bugsy, You put your finger on it: as well as getting across a very solid grounding in .....
» 8/12/2016 11:39:27 AM Hi Toni, Yeah, we forget now that Indigenous affairs were still officially State matters .....
» 8/12/2016 11:02:46 AM Hi Bugsy, Boy, didn't I get that wrong ? But for all that, it appears that the low-SES co.....
» 7/12/2016 11:43:01 AM Hi T800, Speaking of rubbish, in today's Australian, Shirley Peasley from Kingston in SA'.....
» 7/12/2016 9:46:41 AM Hi Bugsy, Smithfield Plains. I could be wrong, my information is some years out of date. .....
» 6/12/2016 2:33:24 PM Hi Bugsy, Sorry, it's just that you have all the deep wisdom and the fervour of a kid who.....
» 6/12/2016 12:37:20 PM Hi again Bugsy, 'Mental' refers to mental arithmetic: 5 x 7, 6 x 9, 9 x 8, 7 x 9 - that s.....
» 6/12/2016 12:23:32 PM Hi Bugsy, Ah youth ! So much to learn. No, I later worked in Indigenous student support, .....
» 6/12/2016 10:31:20 AM Hi T800, Yes, you would think so, ay ? Anyway, here's the Constitution: https://www.legi.....
» 6/12/2016 9:25:10 AM Get a grip, Bugsey. Oh, you already have ? I taught for a year in the early sixties. I w.....
» 6/12/2016 8:49:45 AM Hi T800, When you find the offending sections in the Constitution, please let me know :) .....
» 5/12/2016 2:22:36 PM Hi T800, Where on earth do people get this idea about 'fauna' from ? Where is there any m.....
» 4/12/2016 10:40:11 AM On the subject of Indigenous university participation, I checked out the relationship in t.....
» 3/12/2016 3:24:09 PM [continued] But people like Maria and Stan Grant seem to be poles apart from the deluded .....
» 3/12/2016 3:19:17 PM Hi Ttbn, I've just finished Windschuttle's book on the possible proposals for a Recogniti.....
» 1/12/2016 2:17:40 PM Hi Bazz, On missions and government settlements, Aboriginal people were amply recorded, a.....
» 1/12/2016 12:45:53 PM Hi Chris, You've probably read Colin Dillon's 'Code of Silence' which has just been publi.....
» 1/12/2016 12:24:18 PM Hi Bazz, Yes, we've all got eight great-great-grandfathers (and eight gr-gr-grandmothers .....
» 30/11/2016 11:49:24 AM Hi again Bazz, Going back maybe forty years, most Aboriginal people in the 'South' would .....
» 29/11/2016 6:53:25 AM Hi Bazz, It could be that what passes for discussion about Recognise! has pushed the reac.....
» 28/11/2016 5:19:47 PM Hi Bazz, When the Black State proposal was first made back in the early twenties by Colon.....
» 28/11/2016 1:00:08 PM Hi Ttbn, I suspect that there would be a wide range of Indigenous preferences in any Refe.....
» 28/11/2016 7:33:02 AM Thank you to all contributors to this important discussion. Votes in this straw poll seem .....
» 22/11/2016 5:30:23 PM Hi Bazz, A sunset clause: perhaps that should be included in any question or questions in.....
» 22/11/2016 2:26:45 PM Hi Paul & Steele, Perhaps what Jim Bowyer is getting at is that the percentage of African.....
» 22/11/2016 10:36:04 AM Anyway, for what it's worth, this Canadian news item following the declarations by many me.....
» 22/11/2016 8:32:11 AM Oops, sorry, I'm misused the terms 'referendum' with 'plebiscite': as Toni Lavis has point.....
» 22/11/2016 7:54:29 AM Hi Paul, Yes, that's why it is likely that there would have to be a formal vote amongst I.....
» 21/11/2016 2:15:14 PM Oops, that should have read, " ..... manufacturing jobs in Australia make up only 15 .....
» 21/11/2016 10:19:08 AM Okay, thanks, that gets the ball rolling :) So far, we have votes as follows: Option 1: T.....
» 21/11/2016 8:18:28 AM Hi Toni & Paul, I apologise for not framing an actual yes/no question - I was, in a clums.....
» 20/11/2016 4:34:51 PM On this coming Sunday, we will be only six months from the fiftieth anniversary of the 196.....
» 20/11/2016 10:33:38 AM Hi Dan, Just to return to your assertion: "Mass education should be abandoned as a c.....
» 20/11/2016 7:53:47 AM Hi Killarney, Paid for by whom ? Fascist neoliberal capitalism ? Capitalism rolls on, t.....
» 20/11/2016 7:27:17 AM Not necessarily, Paul: love for one's own country can easily go with admiration for other .....
» 19/11/2016 5:57:18 PM Just reflecting on the abandonment of the case against Bill Leak: how many nurses and doct.....
» 18/11/2016 4:12:57 PM Hi David, As to "the excuse that what they have done is allowed under aboriginal tra.....
» 18/11/2016 12:34:34 PM To get back to the pitfalls of both globalisation and nationalism, both the US and the UN .....
» 18/11/2016 10:51:29 AM Hi David, Yes, you're right, the 'averaging' of data by government agencies (the ABS woul.....
» 18/11/2016 8:24:29 AM Sorry Dietrich, I didn't know bugs were a threat to Germany. When you write "The Naz.....
» 17/11/2016 2:28:54 PM Dear Rodney, The terrible dilemma is that what you suggest has been tried many times, and.....
» 17/11/2016 1:59:46 PM Hi Aidan, Yes, lawyers wanting to apply the law. And they lost. Bad news for ambulance ch.....
» 17/11/2016 9:08:27 AM Hi Tombee, A Report of the Productivity Commission in today's Australian, on a thousand I.....
» 16/11/2016 11:33:50 AM Deitrich, Yeah, well, the nazie left-Whingers went back on their racial purity and separa.....
» 16/11/2016 10:17:47 AM [continued] That may take a realisation that 'culture' may well be, not the solution, in .....
» 16/11/2016 10:11:38 AM Hi Rodney, Sorry, I've been having all sorts of trouble with my bitch computer. Fingers c.....
» 16/11/2016 9:41:54 AM Hi DreamOn, Yes, it's terribly concerning about global warming. Sorry, climate change. .....
» 16/11/2016 9:29:17 AM Hi Mayan, As you say, "It's odd that the libel law, which so many thin-skinned poli.....
» 15/11/2016 8:21:34 AM Diedrich, You're a pathetic leftist, with your impliccit support for the namby-pamby Naz.....
» 14/11/2016 10:59:52 AM [continued] Yes, many well-educated people would be striving to find work in the mainstre.....
» 14/11/2016 10:51:16 AM Hi Rodney, Thanks, but I dispute ALL of your premises. As for your comment on the soverei.....
» 13/11/2016 9:47:50 AM Hi again Rodney, Found it ! 'The Aboriginal state Movement' on the web-site, and on Googl.....
» 13/11/2016 8:38:47 AM [continued] Meanwhile, 'ordinary' Indigenous people, mainly in the cities of course, will.....
» 13/11/2016 8:36:27 AM Hi Rodney, I checked my web-site (www.firstsources.info) and couldn't find my paper on th.....
» 13/11/2016 8:02:38 AM Children, Before we descend into a yet another interminable slanging match, could I recom.....
» 13/11/2016 7:45:34 AM Hi Paul, I fear that you are right, that there isn't a real Left in America - and perhaps.....
» 12/11/2016 5:57:55 PM Hi Bazz, It was much closer than that, a couple of hundred thousand out of nearly a hundr.....
» 12/11/2016 12:34:47 PM Hi Rodney, I recall that Manne's 'discovery' errors was demolished a long time ago by Win.....
» 11/11/2016 6:02:10 PM [continued] So I would give the Indigenous Cause maybe ten years to get real. When my wif.....
» 11/11/2016 6:00:43 PM [continued] As you write, "I consider it to be totally unrealistic to imagine that.....
» 11/11/2016 5:54:15 PM Hi Rodney, As to Windschuttle's reliability as a historian, your citing of Robert Manne: .....
» 11/11/2016 3:27:25 PM Hi Hasbeen, When I was at Penrith Primary in the fifties, we learnt fractions, decimals, .....
» 11/11/2016 2:40:51 PM Hi Paul & Steele, Den pirazi. Don't worry too much, this too will pass. Áspri iméra ke y.....
» 11/11/2016 9:55:06 AM On the other hand, even Triggs has suggested that 'offend' and 'insult' be removed, to be .....
» 11/11/2016 9:09:37 AM Hi Paul, You reckon ? Where do most Yanks go shopping ? Walmart. Where does Walmart make .....
» 11/11/2016 8:48:56 AM Hi Dan, The writer has a point, for those of us who are fully literate and numerate: afte.....
» 10/11/2016 3:32:29 PM Hi Steele, I'm happy with our migration program, more or less. I also support an increase.....
» 10/11/2016 12:10:23 PM Rodney, You suggest that I: " .... have often commented on this thread, it is up to .....
» 10/11/2016 9:12:51 AM Hi Steele, I'm slowly getting over the impulse to slash my wrists, but that might come ba.....
» 10/11/2016 9:01:05 AM This URL should give you the transcript of the judgment: prior-v-queensland-university-of.....
» 9/11/2016 11:18:02 AM Rodney, God, this is like trying to turn a car around with four flat tyres. Yes, across t.....
» 8/11/2016 5:33:35 PM Hi Rodney, Oy, where to start ? Your ramble about culture is not really relevant any more.....
» 7/11/2016 11:29:58 AM Hi Misanthrope, Well, I'm from Bankstown :) Seriously, you sound as if you are fully enti.....
» 7/11/2016 9:16:40 AM Well-named :) I nearly cacked myself over your comical contribution: "To stop the wo.....
» 7/11/2016 8:57:47 AM [continued] As for your complaint about staff cut-backs, given that so many of the multit.....
» 7/11/2016 8:41:44 AM Hi Rodney, Thanks for the laugh: "You sound a bit defeatist there, Joe." Well, .....
» 6/11/2016 6:08:34 PM Hi Rodney, Re your last point: " the setting up of a foundation to provide the nec.....
» 5/11/2016 1:33:05 PM [continued] If only some of those ra-ra radicals had some demography: they would realise .....
» 5/11/2016 1:18:09 PM Hi Rodney, The Queen's likeness is also on all coins. Flora or fauna ? Yeah, right: comp.....
» 4/11/2016 4:05:42 PM Hi Steele, I'm more concerned about the actual deaths of a thousand people at sea than th.....
» 4/11/2016 12:59:37 PM [continued] , how would that be different to the current welfare-dependent situation for .....
» 4/11/2016 12:53:55 PM Rodney, God, where to start ? "the $2 coin has the image of a blackfella on it".....
» 3/11/2016 5:12:16 PM Second time lucky. Bastard server, router, language, Gates, Jobs, etc., whatever, sick of .....
» 3/11/2016 2:09:37 PM Hi Rodney, Re Marx: As a sort-of-ex-Marxist, that's what I've been trying to do for fifty.....
» 3/11/2016 1:46:44 PM Hi Luciferase, Hi SM, I thought I'd better separate out the salutations, otherwise OLO m.....
» 3/11/2016 8:20:40 AM Should someone be punished for NOT doing what ISN'T legal ? Sorry for all the negatives, t.....
» 2/11/2016 1:23:59 PM Hi Rodney, Where to start ? 1. Cook was writing nearly 250 years ago. 2. The term 'Ter.....
» 30/10/2016 4:05:10 PM Hi JayB, I'm not absolutely sure but I thought the great majority of Tamils in Sri Lanka .....
» 30/10/2016 11:26:38 AM Hi Cossomby/Ttbn, I don't know whether it is Left or Right to point out that my ancestors.....
» 30/10/2016 8:28:45 AM [continued] token, focussing on people's welfare and needs, rather than on any attempt to.....
» 30/10/2016 8:22:42 AM Hi Rodney, When I asked " .... You ask : « … should the next generation of children.....
» 30/10/2016 7:47:35 AM Welcome back SR, You may have to be a bit more specific about your claim: "Dear Has.....
» 29/10/2016 1:34:07 PM Hi Rodney, You really do need to come back for a year or two, to soak up what has been, a.....
» 28/10/2016 4:31:54 PM Perhaps the reason is that "we" are not complete mugs. "We" understand.....
» 27/10/2016 11:14:40 AM Hi Don, Vegetable growers used to call their glass-houses, green-houses. They pump CO2 in.....
» 27/10/2016 10:51:39 AM Rodney, My God, you come up with rubbish, some of it quite racist, if unintended to be so.....
» 27/10/2016 9:31:49 AM Hi Rodney, Where to start ? Thank you, though, for crystallising the current narrative be.....
» 26/10/2016 5:33:33 PM hi Craig, Yeah, you might be right. But hey, what if trees weren't just planted in order .....
» 26/10/2016 10:43:43 AM [continued] Solidarity would be fine, if anybody knew what they are supposed to be 'solid.....
» 26/10/2016 10:20:34 AM Hi Rodney, So, when I asked if « … you didn't mean to imply that foraging people were inh.....
» 25/10/2016 5:33:34 PM Hi Craig, I wouldn't know the full story, but A.T.&T., in a former, fuller life, used to .....
» 25/10/2016 2:35:33 PM Hi Craig, I feel weird saying anything vaguely supportive of Drumpf but his opposition to.....
» 25/10/2016 8:58:11 AM Hi Rodney, Some of what you write is breath-taking - the sort of ideas which might have b.....
» 25/10/2016 8:30:17 AM [continued] And since whitefellas' role is seen as doing more and more for people, there .....
» 25/10/2016 8:13:10 AM Hi Rodney, Yes, but what I wrote and what you wrote are quite compatible: I readily agree.....
» 24/10/2016 4:51:26 PM Hi Craig, My point was that, if enough trees get planted, industries can use as much coal.....
» 24/10/2016 11:57:30 AM Sorry Luciferase, I'm probably too dim to be purposefully dim :( I don't know what IMA m.....
» 24/10/2016 10:39:43 AM Hi Luciferase, Most of us would be happy with an orderly intake, so if you are in support.....
» 24/10/2016 9:32:45 AM Hi Luciferase, Sorry, where did I go wrong ? At what step in the logic ? i.e. if (1), the.....
» 24/10/2016 9:19:26 AM Here it is in Adelaide, late Spring, October 24, and I'm huddled over a bloody oil heater......
» 24/10/2016 8:52:19 AM Hi AJ, I don't think you offended me, I'm not that wussy :) I don't take much notice of L.....
» 23/10/2016 5:21:54 PM Hi Luciferase, So where are you going to go ? Yes, New Zealand, with its annual quota of.....
» 23/10/2016 12:51:10 PM [continued] There are simple and clear reasons [well, clear, ex post facto] why Indigenou.....
» 23/10/2016 10:13:11 AM Hi Rodney, 1. My friend was not suggesting for a second that whites should come and clean.....
» 22/10/2016 7:13:46 PM [continued] Thirty-odd years ago, I did an income study of a community I had lived in and.....
» 22/10/2016 7:10:38 PM Hi Rodney, You've made me think through many issues with your posts :) For example: a s.....
» 22/10/2016 11:51:38 AM Hi Rodney, Culture is not genetic. Culture is not genetic. Culture is not genetic. Cultu.....
» 21/10/2016 2:13:15 PM Hi AC, With the deepest respect possible, you're still confusing two separate issues: *.....
» 21/10/2016 10:05:46 AM Hi Rpodney, You suggest: " ..... I find it quite remarkable that so many are managin.....
» 21/10/2016 9:42:56 AM Thanks AC, I suppose if someone wrote a 'Democracy for Half-Wits', it would define it as .....
» 20/10/2016 2:16:58 PM Yes, and a rose by any other name would smell as sweet ...........
» 20/10/2016 10:24:53 AM Hi Craig, Yes, number systems are similar too, from Indonesia through the Pacific. As for.....
» 20/10/2016 9:32:48 AM Hi Craig, Yes, people can speak many languages AND use one of them as a lingua franca. In.....
» 19/10/2016 4:20:06 PM Ttbn & JohnBennetts, Ttbn, I agree with you that " .... the 'Western way' and democr.....
» 19/10/2016 1:05:20 PM I respectfully suggest that commenters to this thread re-read all comments and replace the.....
» 19/10/2016 10:26:56 AM Hi AC, To answer your question seriously, it may well be that Bill could be getting a blo.....
» 19/10/2016 10:06:01 AM [continued] Still, the question remains: what atrocities can whites be blamed for, for wh.....
» 19/10/2016 9:58:09 AM Hi AJ, I'm a little hurt by your characterisations of " .... an overly-conservative .....
» 18/10/2016 8:19:53 AM Hi AJ, LEGO & Rodney, Just to try to steer this vehicle back vaguely towards the topic, e.....
» 17/10/2016 9:00:39 AM Hi Ttbn, Traditionally, the land-holding group was the extended family, the clan, the des.....
» 17/10/2016 8:34:07 AM I've helped to raise a couple of teenagers, so I'm slowly beginning to decode Trumpf. His .....
» 17/10/2016 7:58:58 AM [continued] droughts would decimate groups: young children and old women would be left to.....
» 17/10/2016 7:50:20 AM G'day Craig, I respectfully disagree with your comment that " ..... If the Taliban h.....
» 16/10/2016 4:07:00 PM Hi Craig, Occupied, do you mean before 9/11 ? When the Taliban was sheltering Al Qa'ida ?.....
» 16/10/2016 3:50:25 PM Hi Craig, Sorry, I've been trying to decipher Steve's contribution. Nope, still don't get.....
» 16/10/2016 3:26:48 PM Hi Craig, Back to work :) You suggest: "How many Muslims have been killed by non-Mu.....
» 16/10/2016 2:35:20 PM Hi Cherful, where you been ? Yes, every Marxist-oriented movement or party or hole-in-the.....
» 15/10/2016 2:36:35 PM Hi Craig, Yes, it's possible that all murders are carried out by people who may be insane.....
» 15/10/2016 9:17:49 AM Hi Banjo, You may have unintentionally missed LEGO's point: perhaps he meant that terrori.....
» 15/10/2016 9:03:30 AM [continued] Warren Mundine has proposed the recognition of 'nations' and treaties between.....
» 15/10/2016 8:49:58 AM Hi Ttbn, Yes, you're probably right: most Indigenous working people, particularly if the.....
» 14/10/2016 6:02:34 PM Hi LEGO, To struggle against the rip to get back somewhere near the topic: compensation f.....
» 14/10/2016 9:36:05 AM Traditionally, there have been hundreds of major Aboriginal cultural groups across Austral.....
» 13/10/2016 9:13:46 AM Surely we are all aware that such pretexts as 'trigger warnings' or talk of 'hate speech' .....
» 12/10/2016 5:19:43 PM Like many people, I've been puzzled by the craven approach of the pseudo-Left to Islamist .....
» 12/10/2016 10:57:33 AM With any scientific, legal or forensic situation, you start with nothing and slowly build .....
» 12/10/2016 10:33:07 AM I suspect that both parties are coming to realise that, if their candidate is elected, the.....
» 12/10/2016 10:12:14 AM Hi Toni, I apologise for my intemperate remarks, it's just that I get a bit frustrated wh.....
» 11/10/2016 5:47:03 PM Hi TTbn, Sometimes I think that history is ALL there is. Provided, of course, there is ev.....
» 11/10/2016 5:25:13 PM Good one, Toni :) AJ's quote deserves to be repeated: “Those of you who are mystified th.....
» 10/10/2016 2:13:56 PM [continued] But if one of those, A, B, C, D etc., can be shown not to have been so, by fo.....
» 10/10/2016 2:11:15 PM Ttbn, yes, having been a Marxist for decades, I ruefully agree that Marxism provides a fra.....
» 9/10/2016 10:34:38 AM What’s a narrative ? A series, or a logical and plausible sequence of events which support.....
» 8/10/2016 12:17:15 PM Hi Toni, I deeply apologise, I should have realised that the Koran may have a multitude o.....
» 7/10/2016 5:30:20 PM Hi Jon, Yes, it's fun to cite bits from someone's books from two and three thousand years.....
» 4/10/2016 3:53:28 PM Ah, I get it, Daffy: you've just done a course in the Evils of Consumerism I ? So you ha.....
» 4/10/2016 11:24:32 AM hi Daffy, I hesitate to make any criticism of you since you are obviously a superior pers.....
» 4/10/2016 8:25:18 AM [continued] the Lutheran missionaries, learnt and taught in the local language, Diyari - .....
» 4/10/2016 8:18:47 AM Hi Babette, There are many myths about 'southern' Aboriginal people, who have generally b.....
» 3/10/2016 5:59:22 PM And it doesn't get any better: this, from a dear friend in relation to Elder care: ".....
» 30/09/2016 9:27:57 AM Thanks Craig, All is forgiven ! At least you didn't accuse me of being a sociologist :) .....
» 29/09/2016 6:18:51 PM Hi Craig, The late Helen Hughes, and Gary Johns and Stephanie Jarrett have written eloque.....
» 29/09/2016 1:36:54 PM [contd.] Back to now. The upshot is that almost all women murdered in the NT each year te.....
» 29/09/2016 1:34:56 PM Hi Craig, Out of my deep respect for you, I'll overlook that hurtful slight about being '.....
» 29/09/2016 11:35:12 AM A news item yesterday reported that the mortality rate for Indigenous kids aged between on.....
» 28/09/2016 1:28:44 PM Is identity politics a stalking horse for special-interest totalitarian groups such as tho.....
» 27/09/2016 4:03:27 PM HI AC, Yes, given that Drumpf is mainly piss and wind, all Hilary has to do is keep needl.....
» 27/09/2016 3:16:37 PM Hi Craig, God, I hope you're keeping a journal :) You could pass on some of those strange.....
» 27/09/2016 1:29:13 PM Hi Craig, What you describe may be so, but I'd suggest that what is euphemistically refer.....
» 26/09/2016 10:31:08 PM Hi O Sung Wu, I'll gladly second those remarks about Graham Young and his dedication. How.....
» 26/09/2016 7:10:14 PM No Thomas, I don't think anybody should trust their instincts, so much as seek for evidenc.....
» 26/09/2016 3:57:24 PM Hi Thomas, I'm glad to be wrong when I suggest that " .... anybody who claims that A.....
» 26/09/2016 3:44:48 PM Hi Thomas, So, when you write, "DV is not only a aboriginal problem is an Aust wide .....
» 26/09/2016 12:50:26 PM Hi Nick, Also: Coedes' 'Indianised Kingdoms of South-East Asia', and Peter Bellwood's 'Th.....
» 26/09/2016 12:42:50 PM [continued] And another thing. Alternatively, create compulsory men's 'refuges', where .....
» 26/09/2016 12:36:25 PM Hi Thomas, Sorry, I misquoted you: so, when you wrote on Saturday, 24 September 2016 6:10.....
» 26/09/2016 11:12:02 AM Hi Brock, Well, there's two to start with: * the Chinese sailed the southern seas, over .....
» 26/09/2016 10:40:49 AM Hi Paul, Thomas may be right, that DV is common across all sections of Australian society.....
» 26/09/2016 10:02:38 AM I must defend Adelaide's liveability: hemmed in by the Mt Lofty Ranges (some of whose peak.....
» 25/09/2016 3:43:55 PM [cont.] Amongst the Ngarrindjeri (and probably in many places), when someone died, the li.....
» 25/09/2016 3:27:57 PM Hi Thomas, So that's the extent of your deliberative skills ? I suggest that you sit back.....
» 25/09/2016 1:52:35 PM Hi LEGO & AJ, Aboriginal people are, and always have been, as intelligent as anybody else.....
» 23/09/2016 10:00:33 AM Hi Nick, Taplin was talking mainly about one dialect group of the Ngarrindjeri, the Jaral.....
» 22/09/2016 6:26:49 PM Hi Thomas, Your suggestion that there was one Aboriginal culture which is " .... &quo.....
» 22/09/2016 12:25:33 PM There is an interesting article in today's Australian, page 3, on a DNA study of Indigenou.....
» 21/09/2016 6:43:28 PM Hi ttbn, Yes, often even in the Bible, the word is used to mean extended families. After .....
» 21/09/2016 6:18:34 PM Hello Thomas, I suspect you're venturing into dangerous waters, I hope you can swim :) &.....
» 21/09/2016 5:21:16 PM Hi Thomas, When you assert that: " .... Aboriginal tribal nations of Australia had b.....
» 21/09/2016 11:52:24 AM Rodney really shouldn't have cited Lane, everybody knows he's a dribbling idiot, utterly u.....
» 21/09/2016 10:07:35 AM Hi ttbn, Of course multiculti CAN work, it has worked with pretty much all of the ethnic .....
» 20/09/2016 11:07:10 AM Hi Alan, Yes, you're right, these are very complex issues, and their solutions are no dou.....
» 20/09/2016 9:38:04 AM Hi AJ, Even as a consistently horrid and thoroughly vile person, I would certainly miss y.....
» 19/09/2016 10:32:37 PM Hi O Sung Wu, Yes, OLO has been much the poorer without the contributions from the three .....
» 19/09/2016 12:36:09 PM Indigenous commencements, enrolments and graduations at universities rose a very healthy e.....
» 19/09/2016 11:04:55 AM [continued] The crippling of discussion by bigots means that we can't tease out complex i.....
» 19/09/2016 11:00:17 AM [continued] Substance, not just insults, although insults can be very satisfying. Back t.....
» 19/09/2016 10:42:35 AM On the weekend over a couple of reds, I was trying to tease out what was commonly meant by.....
» 16/09/2016 10:21:15 AM [continued] Hi Minotaur, In the Protector's Letters here in SA [on my web-site: swww.fir.....
» 15/09/2016 4:23:13 PM Hi Minotaur, On your first point: in 2015, 4,789 Indigenous women, and 168,029 Non-Indige.....
» 15/09/2016 1:15:48 PM Hi Craig, No, not nervous but vigilant. People should rehearse what they might do in a hy.....
» 15/09/2016 12:59:40 PM Hi Minotaur, Now we're getting somewhere :) Which of the factors that you list are rever.....
» 15/09/2016 12:16:53 PM Hi Minotaur, I certainly don't want to waste your time, but what level of evidence do you.....
» 15/09/2016 10:05:33 AM Hi Craig, As you say, "The reason terrorism works is because people among the ".....
» 15/09/2016 9:52:05 AM Hi Minotaur, Yes, I'm sorry" " .... notably you made no mention of the over-rep.....
» 14/09/2016 1:56:21 PM Hi Minotaur, I agree: just like any body else, I should provide evidence if I assert some.....
» 14/09/2016 1:33:58 PM Hi Craig, I think you're missing the point about terrorism: it's not the statistical prob.....
» 14/09/2016 11:42:42 AM [continued] Or take health: hygiene, diet and exercise may do wonders for Indigenous heal.....
» 14/09/2016 11:35:11 AM Hi Pilgrim, Your point about " .... no workable knowledge of cause and consequence ......
» 14/09/2016 10:56:35 AM Hi AJ, Those planes weighed 200 tonnes (200 tonnes of aluminium is still 200 tonnes, Left.....
» 13/09/2016 4:20:44 PM Hi Minotaur, Thanks, but I'll stick by what I've written, since it's the only truth I kno.....
» 13/09/2016 9:04:55 AM Wow. " .... only those who feel oppressed" ? Well, don't we all at some point ? .....
» 13/09/2016 8:48:03 AM Dan, I have to point out that, at least at the multi-campus uni I worked at, all of Indig.....
» 13/09/2016 8:22:23 AM Hi Lefty, A basic law in physics is that momentum = half (mass of an object, times the sq.....
» 12/09/2016 7:01:08 PM Hi Lefty, Some people are going to keep asking about the twin towers. I vaguely recall th.....
» 12/09/2016 6:44:42 PM Hi Faustino, "Honesty, integrity, intellect and analytical rigour" ? They won't.....
» 12/09/2016 4:32:42 PM Hi Lefty, Biggest building ? Do you mean the MCG ? More than a million people watched the.....
» 12/09/2016 4:11:28 PM Hi Faustino, Wow, talk about parallel lives. I agree that people should be free to believ.....
» 12/09/2016 3:14:50 PM Hi Lefty, As a do-nothing wind bag, on the issue of furthering democracy (in its best sen.....
» 12/09/2016 10:04:26 AM Hi Lefty, As you write, "They idea that you can wipe out militarily a political/reli.....
» 12/09/2016 8:53:32 AM Hi Dan, When I was working in Indigenous student support, I certainly checked people out .....
» 11/09/2016 6:09:18 PM Hi Lefty, So we have to go back to the Romans ? Perhaps you're right - on behalf of the P.....
» 10/09/2016 3:59:59 PM Hi Lefty, "By the definition that you don’t like others and don’t want to be near th.....
» 10/09/2016 2:08:39 PM [continued] Lefty One, As for the many invasions of the Middle East by the West, pot-ket.....
» 10/09/2016 2:06:33 PM Lefty One, No, you are quite wrong: religions are not races. Ideologies are not races. Su.....
» 10/09/2016 12:08:21 PM With the greatest respect, I think some commenters here are missing the point: yes, Barry .....
» 9/09/2016 6:38:13 PM Hi Bazz, Are you suggesting that people are 'renting out' their Aboriginality, and wringi.....
» 9/09/2016 6:12:29 PM Hi Lefty One and Armchair Critic, I agree with both of you, that the people united are a .....
» 9/09/2016 10:45:54 AM Cute, Toni - create your own problem, then propose your own 'Final Solution' to it. Hi Ru.....
» 9/09/2016 9:49:41 AM As President, Drumpf will call in his generals and demand a Plan for the Middle East withi.....
» 9/09/2016 9:25:15 AM Hi runner, If I were a baker (I used to be a dough-presser), I would refuse to put Drumpf.....
» 9/09/2016 9:04:48 AM Hi Killarney, Thanks for your comments from Olympus. Yes indeed: "Nowadays, a degree.....
» 9/09/2016 8:48:38 AM Hi Steele, Long time no hear :) I guess, if someone dropped $ 260,000 in my lap, I would .....
» 8/09/2016 3:25:02 PM I can't get my head around why someone needs $ 260,000 to start up a hairdressing business.....
» 7/09/2016 5:35:03 PM Hi Alan, I would like to agree with you entirely, except that it might reach the Microsof.....
» 7/09/2016 5:23:23 PM Hi Big Nana, Sorry, I missed your comment. Yes, I agree with everything you write. As usu.....
» 7/09/2016 12:06:31 PM Thanks Dan. You've been lucky: all the CDEP programs that I've ever known have degenerated.....
» 7/09/2016 10:56:37 AM Let's go back to the beginning: the dilemma is that if, hypothetically, Christian or Musli.....
» 6/09/2016 12:15:58 PM [continued] In Indigenous organisations, such intermediate patron-client systems (i.e. be.....
» 6/09/2016 12:07:48 PM [Continued] So the head/broker, whether it is in a 'community' organisation, university o.....
» 6/09/2016 11:54:03 AM I've been ruminating about how Indigenous organisations are 'run', somewhat stretching the.....
» 6/09/2016 10:11:59 AM Good point, Outrider. But I wish they would get on with it. On Mr Haigh's contribution, .....
» 5/09/2016 9:35:56 AM {continued] Values and 'culture' are not 'racial': 'race' is irrelevant in discussions ab.....
» 5/09/2016 9:24:27 AM Hi LEGO, When Boas and Benedict and Mead were defending their notion that 'all cultures a.....
» 4/09/2016 11:06:41 PM Aidan, You mean the Sanjak 'Turks' ? They may not have had much choice, as a small minori.....
» 4/09/2016 3:11:31 PM Hi LEGO, Of course, Tito wasn't Serb but Slovenian-Croat, born on the border of the two. .....
» 4/09/2016 11:43:13 AM [continued] Not even for the 'Left': come out and play, don't keep your views to yourself.....
» 4/09/2016 11:21:34 AM Hi RObert, Just to get back to your comment: " .... I support people being allowed.....
» 2/09/2016 11:32:03 AM Hi Paul, No probs: would you extend your definition of 'religious nutters' who burn women.....
» 2/09/2016 10:50:34 AM Yeah, but what have the Permians ever done for us ? Well, all right, cheaper petrol but wh.....
» 2/09/2016 9:32:41 AM Hi RObert, On 'conservative' garb: if my late mum had gone to the beach, I'm sure she wou.....
» 2/09/2016 9:15:07 AM Hi Paul, Good god ! " .... these same religious nutters believe in burning at the st.....
» 2/09/2016 9:05:30 AM Hi Aidan, Funny, I don't recall many on the 'Left' opposing the chauvinist wars of the Se.....
» 1/09/2016 3:20:02 PM [continued] It struck me as fatuous nonsense, especially after I went to work in factorie.....
» 1/09/2016 3:17:58 PM Hi ttbn, Our posts crossed :) There was a time when the Left professed support for homos.....
» 1/09/2016 11:47:48 AM Hi Interactive, This is a very interesting question. As a born-Marxist, I've puzzled over.....
» 31/08/2016 8:24:24 PM AJ, As I understand it, there was a time when the Labor Party was all for a plebiscite, w.....
» 31/08/2016 5:52:24 PM AJ, Whatev. But I've become a convert: I'm opposed to a Plebiscite now, until a very cle.....
» 31/08/2016 5:44:13 PM Hi Lefty, Yes, I fear that Cockneys may be an endangered species. On the burkini: of co.....
» 31/08/2016 5:25:55 PM Hi Toni, LEGO and I were certainly not praising tribal society and its unavoidable brutal.....
» 31/08/2016 2:16:31 PM AJ, "Homophobia is not synonymous with heterosexuality." Exactly ! Thank you. .....
» 31/08/2016 1:16:19 PM Hi Phanto, I agree but some contributors seem to think that simply labelling someone as a.....
» 31/08/2016 11:28:22 AM Hi Phanto, There may be many more mighty leaps between 'hating' homosexuality and support.....
» 31/08/2016 11:02:18 AM HI LEGO, Yes, and one could modify that to " .... stone age people have lived in une.....
» 31/08/2016 10:43:39 AM Hi Paul, We (i.e. OLO) are arguing somewhat at cross-purposes. Most of those you call far.....
» 30/08/2016 5:01:01 PM AJ, Hypothetical. How's this: compare the rights of disabled people to marry to homosexua.....
» 30/08/2016 1:03:03 PM AJ, You claim "I’ve already explained to you why the legal statuses of the two, past.....
» 30/08/2016 12:47:40 PM Hi Nick, Gosh, I didn't know about all that. I knew that the traditional rights to use th.....
» 30/08/2016 11:42:53 AM A J Phillips, Inter-racial marriage has always been legal. Homosexual marriage is not. Yo.....
» 30/08/2016 11:32:06 AM Yes, the author is right that Andrew Bolt slightly missed the real point. Of course, Indig.....
» 30/08/2016 10:35:59 AM Hi Nick, Sleeping peacefully, like the entire population of many cities. So a legitimate .....
» 30/08/2016 9:50:32 AM [continued] * run after-school programs, homework sessions, and extra-curricular activiti.....
» 30/08/2016 9:46:02 AM Hi Paul, Ah, memories. When we lived in Auckland, around 1970, we knocked around with peo.....
» 29/08/2016 11:08:39 PM Hi Paul, "Joe, the CLP can't tie their shoelaces without falling over". Couldn.....
» 29/08/2016 11:02:17 PM Hi Jayb, Yes, my bet is that, across Australia, there are thousands upon thousands of wel.....
» 29/08/2016 10:50:23 PM Michi, Yes, and to Hegel, 'human freedom' reached its highest level under the Prussian Em.....
» 29/08/2016 8:13:33 PM Hi Michi, You suggest that " .... The people of the West are Hegelians in the sense .....
» 29/08/2016 8:02:09 PM Hi Lefty, I'm obtuse enough not to know what you are on about, except that perhaps you ar.....
» 29/08/2016 7:04:08 PM Hi Rojama, The Australian article on Saturday described the work at least three psycholog.....
» 29/08/2016 3:17:41 PM Hi Lefty, You suggest that " ..... So to your post. “Woman should be allowed to wear.....
» 29/08/2016 1:55:44 PM Hi Nick, What's a 'euphemism' ? A softer, more pleasant way of expressing something: for .....
» 29/08/2016 1:51:42 PM Hi Paul, As OTB says, there may be something in what you suggest. But NT people are not t.....
» 29/08/2016 11:52:22 AM Hi Lefty, Your departure could be a bit premature :) There are always issues coming up wh.....
» 29/08/2016 11:26:29 AM With the greatest respect, you three are complete morons. Try to stick roughly on the topi.....
» 25/08/2016 2:50:20 PM Hi CIA, [An unfortunate acronym]. On party dictatorship: there is a quote from Lenin in .....
» 24/08/2016 9:28:08 PM Hi cousin, Yeah, I think that, on the one hand, freedom of speech is an absolutely corner.....
» 24/08/2016 2:17:17 PM Hi Alan B., A one-party democracy ? Do you realise - surely you do - how oxymoronic that .....
» 24/08/2016 12:47:07 PM Hi Waverley, If I were China (now, there's megalomania for you), I would be very wary of .....
» 24/08/2016 12:24:45 PM Hi Chris, My perception of the limits of political correctness is that they stop at any s.....
» 24/08/2016 10:24:10 AM Hi Lefty One, Everything is complicated. Your statement that " .... On the other s.....
» 24/08/2016 10:08:56 AM The Australian carried a fascinating article today on page 10, concerning the name of the .....
» 24/08/2016 9:55:27 AM Sorry - page 12......
» 24/08/2016 9:50:24 AM Hi Leo, There is a very comprehensive article in today's Australian (page 10) on this vit.....
» 23/08/2016 11:51:14 AM [continued] " as for land, such as the Kidman cattle and sheep stations, it's overlo.....
» 23/08/2016 11:48:21 AM Hi Paul, Getting a bit away from the topic but .... Are you suggesting that " .... .....
» 23/08/2016 10:42:49 AM [continued] Right and Left are frankly useless terms these days. Who is 'Left' in the Syr.....
» 23/08/2016 10:36:17 AM Hi Lefty One and LEGO, As an ex-Utopian, I would suggest that all Utopias quickly become .....
» 23/08/2016 9:38:43 AM Hi Paul, Indigenous people in the most remote 'communities' receive the same personal ben.....
» 22/08/2016 6:01:59 PM Hi Lefty One, Okay, we'll give you one month free of insults :) You're right, if an argum.....
» 22/08/2016 3:04:43 PM Hi Nick, Yes, you could be onto something. After all, Iceland can just as easily lay such.....
» 22/08/2016 12:14:18 PM Nick, "Inside the heritage fishing waters of China" ?! Do you realise that ever.....
» 22/08/2016 9:07:50 AM Hi Lego, You nail it. Yes, I wish that OLO and the internet had been around when I was yo.....
» 21/08/2016 8:25:28 PM Hi AJ, I'm certainly not asking you to 'care' about inter-racial marriages, simply to rec.....
» 21/08/2016 8:15:57 PM Hi DreamOn, A lot of 'ifs' there :) Your progression from child abuse, through uncaring g.....
» 21/08/2016 3:06:21 PM Hi AJ, Sorry, I was trying to stay on DreamOn's good side, but couldn't keep it up for lo.....
» 21/08/2016 2:35:16 PM Hi Michi, I think I'm getting the gist now: * war is peace; * the Nanking butchery was.....
» 21/08/2016 2:13:28 PM Let's face it, every one of us is a bigot, on some issue or other. Every one of us. I'm pr.....
» 21/08/2016 1:46:41 PM Hi DreamON, I suspect that the situation is far worse than you suggest: "I believe s.....
» 19/08/2016 4:31:01 PM Hi Pogi, The Romans said it more succinctly: Asseritur gratis, negatur gratis. Also know.....
» 19/08/2016 4:20:10 PM Hi Big Nana, Yes, spot-on. I keep track of Indigenous university numbers and very rarely .....
» 19/08/2016 1:26:28 PM Hi Cobber, So .... like almost everybody, your boundary would be child porn ? Join the cl.....
» 19/08/2016 1:04:23 PM Hi Daffy, So ...... are you inferring that one must support political correctness and the.....
» 19/08/2016 12:14:42 PM Cobber, Yes, PC has been around forever - it usually has meant the viewpoints of those in.....
» 19/08/2016 9:59:48 AM Hi Michi, Yes, until Nazi Germany invaded Poland. And again, when it invaded the Soviet U.....
» 19/08/2016 9:51:34 AM Hi LEGO, That's strange, I thought that Don was explicitly trying to get across the nuanc.....
» 19/08/2016 9:31:24 AM Hi Paul, The strange thing was that there were almost no communists around when I was gro.....
» 18/08/2016 10:43:38 AM Hi LEGO, I would unreservedly support Mikk's right to be a bigot, just like anybody else......
» 18/08/2016 10:22:01 AM Hi DreamOn, Yeah, I used to think that inter-marriage had been illegal until the early si.....
» 18/08/2016 9:36:33 AM Come on, Paul, you and I have probably been in the business long enough to know better: of.....
» 17/08/2016 7:00:02 PM Anyway, back to topic: someone wrote that what China was after wasn't the oil, but fishing.....
» 17/08/2016 4:53:51 PM AJ, "Deconstructing equality-versus-difference: Or, the uses of post-structuralist t.....
» 17/08/2016 4:30:24 PM Hi Leslie, I suppose one problem with discussing freely is that one has to know a bit of .....
» 17/08/2016 1:07:57 PM Hi Paul, Second time lucky. Bastard computer. OLO is a sort of market-place for ideas an.....
» 17/08/2016 12:46:54 PM AJ, It's not my task to find another word for homosexual unions. Why should it be ? As y.....
» 17/08/2016 11:35:18 AM Hi mikk, Oops ! I think you've already broken your own rule: " ..... it all boils do.....
» 17/08/2016 10:32:58 AM Hi Paul, Fascinating. In your exchange with OTB above, am I right in concluding that, if .....
» 17/08/2016 10:11:49 AM The author claims that ' .... the moral theory of not harming others is the underpinning f.....
» 17/08/2016 9:26:31 AM AJ, There was and is nothing anomalous in law about inter-racial marriage. I rest my cas.....
» 16/08/2016 5:58:06 PM AJ, <<What is anomalous about inter-racial marriage ?>> "Nothing, now. .....
» 16/08/2016 12:18:02 PM Nick, I didn't say they were. Islam has thrown up a multitude of bat-crazy ideologies of .....
» 16/08/2016 12:03:31 PM Hi Nick, But they did leave half-witted babies out on a mountain-side for the wolves. Tak.....
» 16/08/2016 11:02:24 AM Hi PollyFolly, Yes, I'm amazed that the Port of Darwin could have been leased to any fore.....
» 16/08/2016 10:28:54 AM Hi Michi, So Japan invaded China in July, 1937, without genuine provocation. Then it fo.....
» 16/08/2016 10:21:12 AM AJ, "So is it because same-sex marriage would be going from not-legal to legal then?.....
» 16/08/2016 10:08:03 AM Nick, Yes, I've listened or watched every internationalist Olympic Games since Helsinki, .....
» 16/08/2016 10:01:00 AM Nick, The caliphate of the Islamic State, under al-Baghdadi. At one time, when it declare.....
» 15/08/2016 7:03:37 PM DreamON, In many if not all States, inter-racial marriage has never been illegal. In SA, .....
» 15/08/2016 6:54:11 PM Spot-on, Jules !.....
» 15/08/2016 6:51:45 PM Hi Nick, So, I take it that you're just another of the anti-sport wowsers then ? Joe.....
» 15/08/2016 5:31:35 PM Hi DreamOn, Aah, just having you on :) No, I'm just surmising about homosexuals and their.....
» 15/08/2016 5:04:26 PM Hi Alan, No, it's just that I might have to use it after you, and in bare feet. Hi SM, .....
» 15/08/2016 4:49:39 PM Hi Nick, Yes, even the ancient Greeks were barely civilized, but at least their games at .....
» 15/08/2016 4:40:26 PM Hi DreamOn, A bit of heterophobia doesn't hurt, I suppose, us heteros can take it. But .....
» 15/08/2016 1:08:36 PM Hmmmm ...... I wonder if it's merely envy, that couch potatoes are antagonistic not only t.....
» 15/08/2016 12:14:56 PM Nick, Well, that's what the stipulation is for. As for poe-faced wowserism, I rest my c.....
» 15/08/2016 11:22:50 AM Hi Alan, Can you please stand a bit closer to the bowl ? Thanks. Joe.....
» 15/08/2016 10:11:27 AM Christ, what a bunch of poe-faced wowsers. Can't you enjoy and admire people putting ever.....
» 15/08/2016 10:04:44 AM SM, as Don writes, it's not really so black and white :) How to distinguish Left and Righ.....
» 15/08/2016 8:57:19 AM Hi Paul, So who would get the medals, the dogs or the rabbits ? You don't need to be so .....
» 12/08/2016 6:03:00 PM Hi Yuyutrsu, Your comment on my comment: «Some maybe, but 'most'?» "Relief, curios.....
» 12/08/2016 11:11:09 AM Hi Yuyutsu, You suggest that " .... most sexual activities are not entered into for .....
» 12/08/2016 10:49:06 AM Hi MJ1994, As you rightly suggest, " .... Australian people .... are so nice and res.....
» 12/08/2016 10:10:17 AM Peter, I'm sure that immigration officials do their job competently, but could I suggest .....
» 11/08/2016 11:45:28 PM Hi Peter, You slander some of us: I'm quite happy with increasing the refugee intake by 5.....
» 11/08/2016 6:12:20 PM Hi Interactive, I wasn't suggesting that anybody's myths actually occurred, sorry to give.....
» 11/08/2016 12:48:41 PM Hi Pilgrim, Fascinating account ! I've enjoyed everything Tim Bowden has ever done. But I.....
» 11/08/2016 10:17:54 AM I burst out laughing when I heard those Chinese references to our barbarian past, that we .....
» 11/08/2016 9:47:08 AM Hi Paiul, 'Regimental conformity" ? Absolutely not, I was suggesting that you do wha.....
» 10/08/2016 5:15:38 PM Hi OTB, Yes, I hoped that we will see many, many stories like Catherine's of persistence .....
» 10/08/2016 11:09:12 AM Hi Paul, If they only used air-rifles, or BB guns. Or paint-balls. Being a very inclusi.....
» 10/08/2016 11:01:04 AM Mr Kampmark, "Supposed global madness" ? "Supposed" ? What, all those.....
» 10/08/2016 10:36:17 AM Good luck, JayB, we'll be barracking for you :) Hi Philip, If men from a particular cult.....
» 10/08/2016 10:21:05 AM Hi Pilgrim, Here's another suggestion from an ex-Marxist, for what it's worth: if there i.....
» 9/08/2016 5:27:15 PM Hi Interactive, Why ? It's called 'complicity', a lot like the tactic of criminals induct.....
» 9/08/2016 3:47:30 PM Hi Interactive, Yes, I agree: "It becomes difficult for people such as myself to som.....
» 9/08/2016 1:35:53 PM Hi Interactive, Yes, it's not hard to find brutal, anti-'neighbour' - anti-'other' - vers.....
» 9/08/2016 11:39:33 AM Hi Alan, I think the author is mostly on the right track: Islamo-fascism, Islamo-nihilism.....
» 8/08/2016 2:18:38 PM Hi O Sung Wu & HasBeen, Yes, that's right, and maybe both parents and their children are .....
» 8/08/2016 2:06:18 PM Hi Paul, Yes, and I'm hanging out for the stats for last year and it's driving me nuts. F.....
» 8/08/2016 10:31:12 AM Hi OTB, At the risk of seeming to support Premier Andrews, I think he may be right. Perha.....
» 8/08/2016 10:18:17 AM Hi SM & Paul, The bogey-man of 'closing communities' is a red herring: nobody is, or can .....
» 8/08/2016 9:56:17 AM Here's a research topic for somebody: - poll all those inner-suburbs kale-munchers on th.....
» 8/08/2016 9:39:26 AM Hi Toni, Grass clippings - with all that cat dudu, all finely chopped ? Okay, I'll give i.....
» 7/08/2016 7:50:37 PM You're right, Toni, I've tried that with weeds and it works ! Sour sobs do well. A bit of .....
» 7/08/2016 7:45:13 PM Hi Toni, As you say, " ... Once you're dead, that's it. Enjoy it while you can.".....
» 7/08/2016 2:13:57 PM i Paul, Yes, indeed, " .... but then how do you achieve that when people are dysfunc.....
» 7/08/2016 2:01:39 PM Hi Tony, Maybe we would be all figments of each other's imaginations, IF there was an 'ot.....
» 7/08/2016 11:42:05 AM Hi Paul, You suggest: "Joe, we agree, we are not achieving the desired outcomes for .....
» 7/08/2016 10:48:35 AM [continued] .... man cannot succeed by his own labour, unless it is the will of Allah. It.....
» 7/08/2016 10:42:34 AM [continued] Now consider Islam. Under Islam, the relationship between Allah and “Man” i.....
» 7/08/2016 10:27:03 AM Hi Is Mise, The eminent South Australian philosopher Frank Pledge has differentiated Chri.....
» 7/08/2016 10:08:27 AM Hi Toni, If God is in everything, then we are all God. And if God doesn't exist, neither.....
» 7/08/2016 9:57:00 AM Hi Jayb, Yes, I don't think Crackup realises that isolationism in foreign policy, abandon.....
» 7/08/2016 9:10:24 AM Paul, No, I did NOT write that violence was ONLY a tribal thing, but that it was common i.....
» 7/08/2016 8:56:07 AM You suggest that " .... I think you forgot to mention At the request of the puppet go.....
» 6/08/2016 5:51:09 PM Hi Arjay, I guess you need a break every now and then from your secret cave. Isn't sunshi.....
» 6/08/2016 5:42:12 PM Hi Paul, Yes, I said " .... pretty much every anthropologist, including the most cap.....
» 6/08/2016 12:37:28 PM Hi Paul, Are you suggesting that domestic violence is not much higher in Otara and Panmur.....
» 5/08/2016 9:35:35 PM Hi Paul, This is probably neither here nor there, but pretty much every anthropologist, i.....
» 5/08/2016 9:29:08 PM Hi Interactive, You make some interesting and rather sweeping claims. Do you have any evi.....
» 5/08/2016 6:43:15 PM Jayb & Banjo, That's nothing, I've been kicked off Green Left Review and (I think, though.....
» 5/08/2016 5:32:14 PM Hi Banjo, Yes, the fine art of tactful satire, sarcasm and irony has been neglected recen.....
» 5/08/2016 4:05:59 PM Banjo, how did you manage that ? I've tried to get [deleted for abuse] but nobody reads my.....
» 5/08/2016 3:52:28 PM Hi Has been, You're forgetting to include (off-balance-sheet, as it were) the BEL, the Bu.....
» 5/08/2016 10:48:54 AM Hi Paul, Violence against women is common (no, I didn't say universal) in tribal societie.....
» 4/08/2016 5:17:59 PM Hi Aidan, When you write "everyone should have a right to decide their own culture.....
» 4/08/2016 5:03:34 PM Hi Aidan, Wise words. "The Left is a very broad category. Not everyone on the left .....
» 4/08/2016 1:19:38 PM Hi Paul, I'm glad you mentioned reform - please be careful, such talk can get you expelle.....
» 4/08/2016 12:05:26 PM Hi OTB, You're forgetting that, to some on the reactionary 'Left', human rights are doled.....
» 4/08/2016 10:00:44 AM As an Ideal, as the author suggests, 'The Golden Rule is most familiar in the Western wo.....
» 4/08/2016 9:33:26 AM Hi Paul, Like you and most posters on OLO, I see " ... I see good people, I see bad .....
» 3/08/2016 5:38:28 PM Hi Aidan, The late David Lange, PM of NZ, lived in a state (housing commission) house bef.....
» 3/08/2016 4:37:17 PM Don is exploring many difficult ideas here, which frankly seem to be beyond many commentat.....
» 3/08/2016 11:56:52 AM Hi Paul, Runner beat me to it :) "There are many successful Aboriginal people in ou.....
» 2/08/2016 3:18:22 PM Hi Rojama, Points taken :) It's interesting that Taiwan's President has just apologised .....
» 2/08/2016 10:48:56 AM [continued] It's possible that people honestly don't see the changes in how they are now .....
» 2/08/2016 10:44:51 AM Hi Paul, Yes, you're right: " .... whitey once more determined matters concerning hi.....
» 1/08/2016 7:57:42 PM Hi Butch, Yes, my bet is that the Royal Commission will not get out of the gates of Don D.....
» 1/08/2016 5:16:39 PM Hi Nathan, Are you suggesting a 'whole-of-community' approach ? i.e. of each 'community' .....
» 1/08/2016 12:38:16 PM Me and everybody else who gets onto OLO have, very likely, never experienced the neglect, .....
» 31/07/2016 6:58:20 PM Aboriginal 'communities' will sooner or later have to face up to enormous social problems:.....
» 31/07/2016 6:13:16 PM Since some fool mentioned Indigenous suicide rates, here is a brilliant article by my frie.....
» 31/07/2016 2:32:36 PM Hi ttbn, The RC into Indigenous Deaths in custody found very early, perhaps before it form.....
» 31/07/2016 12:43:03 PM Hi Rojama, I'm very disappointed with Vietnam's stance on all this, over-reaching only a .....
» 31/07/2016 12:22:07 PM Paul, Projection again: projecting onto others what you would do yourself, if you were in.....
» 29/07/2016 2:33:42 PM Hi SM, It's interesting to note the compassion for young multiple offenders. On another t.....
» 29/07/2016 11:18:37 AM Paul, So are you suggesting that Sir Humphrey has it right ? I'm relieved that you admit.....
» 29/07/2016 10:05:56 AM Hi Paul, No, I was suggesting that what this Royal Commission would be looking into would.....
» 29/07/2016 9:51:38 AM Hi Pogi, You do me proud :) I suppose that both secular AND religion-based regimes can b.....
» 28/07/2016 5:44:13 PM Paul, We can all put blinkers on and look only at one particular facet of a huge and comp.....
» 28/07/2016 4:51:55 PM Hi SM, Don't mind Paul: he concocts his paranoid fantasies, then imposes them on others -.....
» 27/07/2016 6:55:10 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm glad you're back, we all need your wise and compassionate leavening to .....
» 27/07/2016 4:48:23 PM Hi Steele, Yes ! "One of the bedrocks of any well developed society is the universal.....
» 27/07/2016 11:57:26 AM Hi Steele, Yes, Indigenous success is always exciting The higher education stats for 2015.....
» 27/07/2016 11:36:15 AM Hi Poirot, So hurtful. What, only 80 % ? Come on, you guys, you can give as good as you .....
» 27/07/2016 11:01:15 AM Hi David, Yes, spot-on. But as a non-believer, I don't have any qualms about schools trac.....
» 27/07/2016 10:22:33 AM Hi Pogi, Maybe it might help to use Venn diagrams: overlapping circles indicating: * rel.....
» 26/07/2016 2:11:42 PM " .... Anne Aly says many of the prisoners claim they are in there because of their r.....
» 26/07/2016 12:38:47 PM You have to be careful how you word questions. I'd prefer: "Should Shari'a or any o.....
» 26/07/2016 12:11:21 PM And people left blankets and mattresses and food out on their front lawns, in case that li.....
» 26/07/2016 11:45:20 AM There are probably no two OLO contributors who agree 100 %. That's how it is (and should b.....
» 26/07/2016 11:23:58 AM [continued] * that such institutions offer rigorous literacy, numeracy and technical educ.....
» 26/07/2016 11:22:01 AM Very distressing, but just the visible tip of the iceberg. Once inside, of course childr.....
» 25/07/2016 3:51:03 PM Hi Daffy, As a loudmouth, I'm honestly hurt when you call me (and maybe others) right-win.....
» 25/07/2016 3:20:32 PM Hi Aka, The thing about freedom of expression, and a robust democracy, is that as many pe.....
» 25/07/2016 3:03:06 PM Hi Yburp, You'll find "bigotry, racism and at times vile intolerance of so many regu.....
» 25/07/2016 1:45:15 PM Hi Nick, Oh, right. That explains it: hybrid ram missiles 85,000 years ago. Thanks. Joe.....
» 25/07/2016 12:00:08 PM Hi Nick, Yes, you're right about China's long history of no-democracy, which surely must .....
» 25/07/2016 11:17:36 AM Hi Aka, Welcome back ! Some of us have really missed you, and your thought-provoking comm.....
» 25/07/2016 10:57:30 AM Hi David, When you write " I think religious indoctrination has no place in the pub.....
» 25/07/2016 10:39:10 AM Hi Paul, George Santayana. Re Marx and the Paris Commune: I forget what thread that's on.....
» 25/07/2016 10:20:13 AM Hi Michi, All imperialisms are equal, but some are more equal than others - is that what .....
» 24/07/2016 8:59:10 PM Yeah, Poirot, but under THEM, like Toni says, it's turtles......
» 24/07/2016 8:31:45 PM Hi Toni, Well, under Burma, yeah, but around what's now Greece, it was snakes and Cosmic .....
» 24/07/2016 6:17:34 PM Hi O Sung Wu, It's been nagging at me for hours, but I must confess that I didn't write t.....
» 24/07/2016 6:10:12 PM Don't be silly, Poirot, everyone knows that God was born when a giant snake coiled itself .....
» 24/07/2016 6:00:47 PM Hi Aidan, I suppose there is a difference between nationalising some major industries (so.....
» 24/07/2016 4:29:12 PM Hi Poirot, Butch wrote: "I have no doubt Trump is a nutter! But, people are attracte.....
» 24/07/2016 11:33:33 AM Hi Poirot, Here's a really idiotic Conspiracy Theory of my own: 1. Erdogan wants to be b.....
» 24/07/2016 11:15:08 AM Hi Paul, At the risk of keeping this side-issue going any longer - and to hasten to add t.....
» 24/07/2016 9:15:57 AM Hi O Sung Wu, We need to always take into consideration a criminal's rights and feelings......
» 23/07/2016 6:52:04 PM Sorry, Aidan, I was using the term 'socialism' in the old Marxist sense of 'communism'. T.....
» 23/07/2016 4:44:53 PM Hi OTB, What utter bullsh!t. I go to a singing group each week, 80-odd people, mostly old.....
» 23/07/2016 4:36:04 PM I'm not sure what religion has to do with multi-organicity, but thanks anyway, Foxy. I als.....
» 23/07/2016 1:41:54 PM Hi David, Thank you for your analyses of that period between the Paris Commune and the Bo.....
» 23/07/2016 1:19:53 PM Dearest Foxy, They're pretty thick on the ground, are they ? We all know many, many peopl.....
» 23/07/2016 11:39:15 AM Hi Poirot, You're quite right: "Can you point me to an example when the fascist ente.....
» 23/07/2016 11:07:04 AM [continued] My paranoid suspicion is that China won't stop at the limits of the South Chi.....
» 23/07/2016 11:05:12 AM Hi Michi, It's all water under the bridge though, isn't it ? The War has been over for mo.....
» 22/07/2016 8:59:19 PM Just on the side-issue of whether Muslims are slighted or looked down upon by other Austra.....
» 22/07/2016 8:43:35 PM Hi Poirot, Yes, the Romans had a saying, "Asseritur gratis, negatur gratis", th.....
» 22/07/2016 8:22:23 PM Poirot, You know very well that the question goes to the heart of the topic, otherwise it.....
» 22/07/2016 3:14:47 PM Hi Steele, Where you been ? You propose: "Though simplistic the notion that a more .....
» 22/07/2016 2:54:11 PM Hi Poirot, Yes, there were signs up in parts of the US back a hundred years ago proclaimi.....
» 22/07/2016 2:42:21 PM Hi David F., Islam prescribes what is basically totalitarianism NOW, today, in 2016. I do.....
» 22/07/2016 10:57:47 AM Hi Poirot, Brilliant diversion ! Full marks. Back to topic: Without a doubt, Shari'a in.....
» 22/07/2016 10:45:37 AM Hi Paul, Isn't it fun to fight yesterday's wars ? If you do it often enough, maybe you ca.....
» 22/07/2016 10:21:11 AM G'day Michi, Neither China now, or Japan then, have any right, any more than any other co.....
» 22/07/2016 9:52:54 AM Dear Foxy, I'm glad you've still got your typing foot ! On that URL: the Citizenship Act.....
» 21/07/2016 6:22:55 PM Hi JayB, I don't know if Poirot would be entitled to her 200 male virgins: just after 9/1.....
» 21/07/2016 5:43:18 PM Hi CDavid F., Good one: "I looked up Roz Ward who I don't remember hearing of before.....
» 21/07/2016 5:28:32 PM Hi Poirot, Yes, only 2 %. The proportion of Muslim women of All Australians would be even.....
» 21/07/2016 5:13:49 PM Hi Phanto, Because it would be a horrific pathway between now and the oblivion that you s.....
» 21/07/2016 2:02:13 PM Dear Foxy, Yes, it does seem to be a step away from allowing children's spontaneous creat.....
» 21/07/2016 1:52:02 PM Hi runner Yes, 'end of days' apocalyticism takes many forms. Perhaps the global warming s.....
» 21/07/2016 1:34:41 PM Good point, Poirot. Nobody should be threatening anybody else's right to worship, or to l.....
» 21/07/2016 1:26:45 PM Thanks Poirot, yes, back to topic. Hi AC, I enjoy conspiracy theories, I've read most o.....
» 21/07/2016 12:51:13 PM Hi RR, Yes, 'faith' and 'belief' don't necessarily have to involve anything supernatural......
» 21/07/2016 11:26:01 AM Hi Poirot, Yes, I agree with you. Of course, Bush, Cheney et al. planned to invade Iraq i.....
» 21/07/2016 11:14:53 AM Hi Paul, Unsafe Schools program. Roz Ward. Marxist. QED. And by the way, gender fluidity.....
» 21/07/2016 10:08:40 AM Hi AC, Saddam's Iraq invaded Kuwait. That's an act of war by one country against another......
» 20/07/2016 1:45:34 PM Second time lucky. Bastard computer. Back to topic, folks :) I'm uneasy with any suggest.....
» 20/07/2016 11:51:16 AM Of course, any two people should have the same rights to be free from the threat of assaul.....
» 20/07/2016 11:14:08 AM Hi AC, The word 'Byzantine' isn't applied to the convolutions and twists and turns and be.....
» 20/07/2016 11:02:43 AM Suse, Please, will you stop trying to link Islam with 'race' and then accusing others of .....
» 20/07/2016 10:08:27 AM Hi Pau, I would have thought that any thoughts of " .... an injection of democracy w.....
» 19/07/2016 6:51:59 PM Argumentum in extremis, Poirot :) As the old cartoon had it, 'if you know of a better hol.....
» 19/07/2016 5:06:28 PM Hi Shadow Minister, Hey, that solemn ritual sounds like my kind of religion ! How do you .....
» 19/07/2016 4:59:34 PM Aidan, Wouldn't they be listed either in the Contents, or in the Index ? Not hard to find.....
» 19/07/2016 4:57:00 PM A bit gutless, Toni. And not every Christian is prepared to use any tactics to enforce a .....
» 19/07/2016 4:48:26 PM Hi Paul, You claim: "Joe, you offer an opinion that the Western democratic model is .....
» 19/07/2016 1:12:21 PM As an enthusiastic maker of cakes (I just took an Orange Tea Cake out of the oven), I can .....
» 19/07/2016 12:51:51 PM Hi Paul, You ask " .... if the majority are happy with a dictatorship or some other .....
» 19/07/2016 10:28:01 AM Yeah, Hanson was beautifully set up by Tony, like a duck in a barrel: bam ! bam ! Very cle.....
» 19/07/2016 10:01:54 AM Paul, I think that missionary impulse might have withered since the 'Arab Spring'. Unless .....
» 18/07/2016 6:32:56 PM RObert, precisely - and how many more Islamist atrocities have to occur, how many more inn.....
» 18/07/2016 2:00:22 PM Hi Poirot, As usual, I'm with you on this. Whether Erdogan provoked this attempted coup .....
» 18/07/2016 1:53:09 PM Good on you, Foxy. Is it any wonder that you are loved and admired universally on OLO ? N.....
» 18/07/2016 1:26:49 PM A bit extreme, Mikk: that so many people should be deported. It would be far simpler for .....
» 18/07/2016 12:57:12 PM Hi Poirot, Fair enough, nobody should have to put up with my blather. I'll save you (an.....
» 18/07/2016 11:16:43 AM Hi Poirot, Yet another non sequitur. What has Saddam's Iraq got to do with Shari'a in Aus.....
» 18/07/2016 10:49:20 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm very sorry to hear of your accident, and wish you a speedy recovery. We.....
» 18/07/2016 9:59:46 AM Hi Paul, I'd love to reply to you, once your meds have kicked in :) I wonder if there is.....
» 17/07/2016 6:43:05 PM Hi Paul, I suppose everybody with a web-site is interested in knowing how many hits, or v.....
» 17/07/2016 2:29:26 PM Paul, Yes, it's true: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Your suspicions about an " .....
» 17/07/2016 11:16:53 AM Paul, You ponder: "Your web site and the motivation behind it puzzles me. Why does a.....
» 17/07/2016 10:54:34 AM Hi Paul, Ah, projection ! What a wonderful antidote for reality. No, I've rarely used su.....
» 17/07/2016 9:19:39 AM Hi Paul, Tee-hee ! Barnaby = Barnyard. Cory Bernardi = Cory Banana [yuk yuk !] Turnbull =.....
» 17/07/2016 8:59:14 AM Hi Aidan, Any country or government could be like Greece, eventually, if it continues wit.....
» 16/07/2016 4:37:22 PM Not much argument there from me, Paul. But you do take a point to untestable extremes: &.....
» 16/07/2016 12:16:34 PM Poirot, Is Mise is being empirically quite correct when he suggests, quite logically, tha.....
» 16/07/2016 11:59:27 AM Paul, I think they call it 'projection': you project your fantasies onto others and then .....
» 15/07/2016 5:51:11 PM Hi Poirot, Pot and kettle :) Actually, I'm still a bit proud of that post. I hope Cathy M.....
» 15/07/2016 1:19:21 PM Paul, You know very well that the inspector was unarmed, he didn't even have a walking st.....
» 15/07/2016 12:57:47 PM Hi Nicknick, My bet is Marco Polo didn't get the information for those maps from coastal .....
» 15/07/2016 10:37:34 AM [continue] Imperialism never seems to die. Most dangerously, it is usually open-ended, ne.....
» 15/07/2016 10:24:58 AM Funny, I thought the pseudo-Left would have put something up in support of socialist imper.....
» 15/07/2016 9:21:11 AM Paul, You know very well that the environment officer wasn't armed, or threatening Turnbu.....
» 14/07/2016 5:28:15 PM Hi Toni, Well, he does say 'the Greens' PROPOSED law'. No need to go about shooting homel.....
» 14/07/2016 2:45:08 PM Paul & Poirot, Why persist with hypotheticals which nobody would agree with ? Hi OTB, I.....
» 14/07/2016 11:32:07 AM Hi Poirot, So that's a YES-YES, then ? No, of course, you're not bound to respond. After.....
» 14/07/2016 11:26:10 AM Hi Paul, Yes, I replied yesterday at 9.50 (see above). I could add one incident: I was d.....
» 14/07/2016 11:14:41 AM Hi Poirot, Non sequitur. With respect, you haven't answered the question: Do you think th.....
» 14/07/2016 10:17:48 AM Hi Poirot, Yes, May and the Conservatives are Right-wing all right. Are you willing to su.....
» 14/07/2016 10:08:46 AM Hi Paul, Yesterday you mentioned feminists, so this paper on the sexual slavery of Yazidi.....
» 14/07/2016 9:54:17 AM Back to topic: here's an article on the views of the new British PM, Theresa may, on Islam.....
» 13/07/2016 10:48:14 PM Yum !.....
» 13/07/2016 6:38:06 PM Hi Poirot, Okay, so if hypothetically you were attacked by someone who wanted to knife yo.....
» 13/07/2016 12:26:25 PM Paul, you don't have to be so cruel ! How do you KNOW these things about us Neanderthals ?.....
» 13/07/2016 10:37:57 AM Hi Cherful, There's a brilliant article on this theme by Paul Monk, in today's Australian.....
» 13/07/2016 10:35:06 AM Hi Poirot, I don't know how you can deny Is Mise's hypothetical, it seems perfectly logic.....
» 13/07/2016 10:04:14 AM Yburpg, Invaded ? The Israelis handed over the Sinai to Egypt, and the Gaza Strip to the .....
» 13/07/2016 9:50:16 AM Hi Paul, Do you mean Jimmy James, the tracker ? Born about 1915, died about 1990 ? I 'wor.....
» 12/07/2016 6:57:05 PM Just get BTT: On the association of Trotskyites with jihadists, Pascal Bruckner has writte.....
» 12/07/2016 12:41:01 PM Paul, Moldy old material ?! Moldy ?! How dare you,sir ! Actually, in its original conditi.....
» 11/07/2016 9:20:40 AM Hi Paul, Labor lost the election. The Greens lost a Senate seat. Suck it up. No, Julie B.....
» 10/07/2016 11:24:57 PM Hi Paul, Perhaps you should check Julie Bishop's web-site, i.e. as Foreign Affairs Minist.....
» 10/07/2016 4:22:36 PM Paul, So cruel, so cutting ! No, Paul, I assume that some of the Greens would be appalle.....
» 10/07/2016 1:36:39 PM Spot-on, SM ! In the Baghdad bombing last week, around three hundred innocent civilians w.....
» 10/07/2016 9:43:32 AM Hi Paul, In that first paragraph, you may have confused me with someone else. Sorry, I .....
» 10/07/2016 9:31:34 AM Hi Cherful, Yes, when you think about it, many ancient and backward societies presupposed.....
» 9/07/2016 10:20:34 PM Suse, Recognition of the authority of the Court, and thereby its authority as upholder of.....
» 9/07/2016 6:16:52 PM Hi Paul, Yes, you could be right, that all countries should be forever castigated for wha.....
» 9/07/2016 2:18:49 PM Hi Bazz, While there is supposed to be a separation of church and state in Australia, sur.....
» 9/07/2016 1:01:10 PM Hi Paul, Yeah ! What has Swaziland ever done for us ? Joe.....
» 9/07/2016 1:00:01 PM Hi Toni, "Just have a rule that says you swim with the public or not at all. They ca.....
» 9/07/2016 12:38:24 PM Hi Aidan, No country in the world is 'financially sovereign', not the US, China, Greece o.....
» 8/07/2016 5:45:11 PM Sorry Steele, heat of the moment :).....
» 8/07/2016 3:00:02 PM Hi Paul, Thank you for your mention of my web-site: sww.firstsources.info ... Just to blo.....
» 8/07/2016 9:38:54 AM Hi Paul, No, I'm not suggesting links, let alone 100 % support etc., just that many Green.....
» 8/07/2016 9:16:41 AM Hi ttbn, I had a very good friend, now deceased, who was at one time Moderator of the Pre.....
» 8/07/2016 8:38:50 AM Sorry, Paul, you misunderstand what I am trying to get at. Like most of us, I'm interested.....
» 7/07/2016 5:59:02 PM Hi Steele, No, I certainly don't mean you :) I'm trying to find a term for that gaggle of.....
» 7/07/2016 2:35:40 PM Hi Paul, Blaxland is my birth-electorate :) No, I don't think that young Muslims there .....
» 7/07/2016 11:13:15 AM Hi Toni, Because such limited characterisation is a bit juvenile, and gives the impressio.....
» 7/07/2016 8:51:14 AM Thanks Paul, fair enough. Toni, if A never seems to condemn B, but both have no trouble .....
» 6/07/2016 10:07:50 PM Thanks Steele, I'll try to get my head around what you suggest. But I don't even know wh.....
» 6/07/2016 6:23:08 PM We have to keep trying, ttbn, even if it seems like a lost cause: people are too precious .....
» 6/07/2016 5:30:54 PM Hi O Sung Wu, Probably that was Bazz's point, that it is in fact blindingly obvious that .....
» 6/07/2016 12:37:24 PM Hi Paul, As for my web-site: www.firstsources.info - thank for that opportunity - I've fo.....
» 6/07/2016 12:25:04 PM Gosh, Paul, I didn't think I was being nasty, just on the mark, and trying to be helpful. .....
» 6/07/2016 10:17:42 AM [continued] As for freedom of expression ? I would respectfully suggest that, on a contin.....
» 6/07/2016 9:58:44 AM Hi Toni, Like ttbn, I fully support your right to be an idiot and to express your ignoran.....
» 6/07/2016 9:24:35 AM Paul, Reductio ad absurdum - who's talking about shooting children ? Let's leave that to .....
» 5/07/2016 1:39:06 PM Hi Paul, Drunken layabouts ? Probably quite a fair percentage, especially of people on li.....
» 5/07/2016 8:50:36 AM Thank you for your kind words, OTB :) One's best friends tell you like it is - if they are.....
» 4/07/2016 12:50:59 PM Hi Paul, I had to laugh at your reference to " .... the rest of us plebs ...." .....
» 4/07/2016 12:44:34 PM Just to sort of get back to topic: * The Coalition doesn't look like gaining enough seats.....
» 1/07/2016 7:45:12 PM Hi Paul, Isn't passion fun ? I don't think that you have shown Is Mise to be a liar at al.....
» 1/07/2016 6:44:18 PM Hi O Sung Wu, 'Hate' is a word, and I don't think it ever killed anybody. Hate does, ever.....
» 1/07/2016 5:23:25 PM I don't see anything wrong with words like 'hate' or 'intolerance', since there is plenty .....
» 1/07/2016 10:38:43 AM Hmmm, one day to go and the rats are rallying. Fascinating that they go into bat for a Lab.....
» 30/06/2016 7:23:38 PM Hi Nicknick, Here's something to think about, from a Canadian Native American: Aborigina.....
» 30/06/2016 3:01:44 PM Hi Paul, Just a bit of inconvenient truth: Mussolini, before forming his Fascists, was th.....
» 30/06/2016 2:04:33 PM Then there’s Indigenous Sovereignty. What is Sovereignty ? Complete control of territory a.....
» 30/06/2016 1:51:49 PM As for a treaty – or treaties - between a sovereign government based in Canberra and perha.....
» 30/06/2016 1:45:13 PM Nations, Treaty, Sovereignty: each is unexamined, like a Black Box, but assumed to have ma.....
» 28/06/2016 12:26:15 PM Hi Paul, Although it may not fit your narrative, I think that before and during WW II, fa.....
» 28/06/2016 12:04:35 PM Less than eleven months from the proposed Referendum on ‘Recognise!’, what is to be ‘Recog.....
» 27/06/2016 6:58:02 PM Hi Nicknick, No, I don't agree with you: in Australia, women's rights, including Indigeno.....
» 27/06/2016 12:18:37 PM G'day Paul, That gave me another laugh: no, my rear wouldn't be big enough for such a slo.....
» 27/06/2016 12:06:36 PM Hi Is Mise, Yes, it's interesting - and appalling - how often ratbags and extremists reso.....
» 27/06/2016 10:43:39 AM Hi Poirot, As usual, I agree with you. I suppose it's easy to be wise after the event, bu.....
» 27/06/2016 9:59:14 AM Thanks Luciferase, I might get a bumper sticker saying "Honk if you think that the .....
» 26/06/2016 12:43:34 PM The authoritative and respected journal, The Guardian, has this: https://www.theguardian......
» 26/06/2016 11:21:48 AM Thanks, Poirot, you're right, I was using an outdated map. I should have done my homework:.....
» 26/06/2016 10:40:10 AM Thanks, Jardine - goldfish socialism, yes, that sums up 150 years of socialist history :) .....
» 26/06/2016 9:42:21 AM Maybe I can't interpret a simple map in a newspaper but it seemed to me that Cornwall vote.....
» 24/06/2016 6:29:44 PM I'd love to have a beer with Graham ..... It appears that the working-class areas voted f.....
» 24/06/2016 9:40:20 AM Hi Paul, I'm all for immigration, and an increased refugee intake. My point is that somet.....
» 23/06/2016 12:49:43 PM Hi Paul, Yes, poor diet and no exercise associated with lifelong welfare, as well as a so.....
» 23/06/2016 9:04:52 AM Hi Paul, [Second time around, rotten computer. Copy as you go] Yes indeed, high and avoi.....
» 22/06/2016 6:44:52 PM Indigenous births make up around five per cent of all births in Australia each year, at ar.....
» 22/06/2016 1:11:18 PM HI SM, Yes, very likely, although I think the recapture of Mosul will take much longer an.....
» 22/06/2016 10:03:39 AM ISIS will be defeated, probably in the next two or three years. The notion of an Islamic S.....
» 13/06/2016 8:43:06 AM Hi Abraham, Yes, surely truth trumps convenient narrative ? What on earth is to be gained.....
» 12/06/2016 6:51:58 PM Hi Bazz, He's got a page on Wikipedia, which explains his ideas almost clearly enough for.....
» 12/06/2016 6:37:51 PM Hi Bazz, Joseph Tainter, I chased him up. Very, very interesting ideas, I'm trying to app.....
» 12/06/2016 11:31:58 AM Yes, you're right George :) I made the mistake of double-counting, for inflation AND growt.....
» 12/06/2016 11:17:38 AM Hi Cherful, The power of powerlessness ? The Greens will never form government in their o.....
» 11/06/2016 6:31:47 PM Hi AJ, "He actually started with $200 million and is now worth $4.5 billion." .....
» 11/06/2016 12:46:54 PM Hi Cherful, 170 years ago, the French political commentator de Tocqueville wrote somethin.....
» 10/06/2016 10:37:26 PM Hi JBowyer, Aidan might have a point - we can always borrow more, even if at higher inter.....
» 9/06/2016 3:02:43 PM Sometimes people are unthinking, they don't think through to the consequences, or implicat.....
» 8/06/2016 10:51:15 PM Hi JBowyer, It's not either/or, you know - both you and Alan may be right. Clinton may b.....
» 8/06/2016 6:26:58 PM Sorry, Alan, I'll give up satire, irony and sarcasm from now on: I'm risking severe fines......
» 8/06/2016 2:29:21 PM Hi Alan, Is it possible that Trumpf is actually not all that bright ? Not an idiot, but w.....
» 8/06/2016 12:54:06 PM Hi Plerdsus, Of course, until recently, suicides couldn't be buried in consecrated ground.....
» 8/06/2016 11:58:45 AM Thank you, Nicholas, and good luck with your lifelong learning. You are in for many surpri.....
» 7/06/2016 6:26:08 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Somewhere I read that soldiers in the Russian Army attempting to commit suici.....
» 7/06/2016 12:11:21 PM Hi I'm a bit puzzled: you ask SM if he is okay with bullying, after he has pointed out tha.....
» 7/06/2016 10:22:03 AM Hi runner & OTB, On this point, I'll staunchly defend Poirot in her suggestion that all p.....
» 7/06/2016 10:10:13 AM Hi Suse, Presumably, if suicide is illegal, one can be prosecuted for bungling one's suic.....
» 7/06/2016 9:57:36 AM In every contract, we commit to carry out certain acts in return for other parties committ.....
» 7/06/2016 9:53:21 AM PC only has power if we let it. Freedom of expression should encourage robust discussion. .....
» 7/06/2016 9:35:47 AM Good point, Poirot. Schools exist to educate children, not to indoctrinate them, whether .....
» 5/06/2016 10:59:04 PM Hi David, Aboriginal people are entitled to receive welfare payments. One day, when we al.....
» 5/06/2016 8:53:18 PM Hi Poirot, Was that snide rhetoric, or measured argument ? Is it possible to have a calm .....
» 5/06/2016 6:08:19 PM How do you mean, ' right-wing intolerance' ? La Trobe University ? Islamists ? perhaps yes.....
» 5/06/2016 4:11:28 PM Dearest Foxy, "It now appears that it was illegal for someone to lose their job over.....
» 5/06/2016 4:01:28 PM Hi SM, I don't know, maybe Roz Ward could try to find work with the Pseudo-Socialists' ne.....
» 5/06/2016 3:35:22 PM [continued] a work ethic, and a starve-then-gorge ethic. Somebody wrote recently that hun.....
» 5/06/2016 3:29:59 PM Hi David, Yes, Nicolas Rothwell writes with deep passion and wonderful perception. His ar.....
» 5/06/2016 3:00:19 PM [ontinued] Meanwhile, statistically, somehow, the majority of young urban Indigenous peop.....
» 5/06/2016 2:58:29 PM Hi Big Nana & Luciferase, I'm sure that there are individuals in rural and remote areas w.....
» 5/06/2016 11:29:51 AM There is a brilliant article today across the middle pages of The Australian's Review, by .....
» 5/06/2016 11:02:43 AM No, Poirot, I meant every word of it. If you perceive common sense and agreement as 'sarca.....
» 5/06/2016 10:53:25 AM Hi Miacat, I got lost in your last paragraph :) As for a Treaty, two questions immediate.....
» 4/06/2016 6:13:29 PM Hi Alan, Ah yes, I remember now: I was responding to your anecdote about an outback class.....
» 4/06/2016 5:54:04 PM You're right, Poirot, people shouldn't be sacked for just being stupid and infantile. As m.....
» 3/06/2016 7:04:25 PM Hi Poirot, I'm intrigued by the phenomenon of bullying. I wonder if it ever occurred befo.....
» 3/06/2016 6:48:11 PM Hi Alan, I wrote up a lovely long reply, then my bastard computer wipe the lot. I don't h.....
» 3/06/2016 4:01:59 PM [Continued] and pissing off Indigenous students altogether. So they thought. But meanwhi.....
» 3/06/2016 3:59:04 PM Hi Alan, If I understand you right, I agree with you that sub-degree courses should never.....
» 3/06/2016 3:17:12 PM Hi Poirot, I suppose sport isn't necessarily a male thing. That would be a social constru.....
» 3/06/2016 11:09:17 AM [continued] But as a lefthander, I belonged to that last generation when some teachers th.....
» 3/06/2016 11:07:15 AM Good on you, Poirot. I used to get infatuated with the most tomboyish girls in school, one.....
» 2/06/2016 6:20:45 PM 1. Nobody, no kid in school, should be bullied. Bullies should be beaten the sh!t out of b.....
» 2/06/2016 1:55:28 PM Hi David, Will "any of this .... change after they get Reconciliation or a Treaty or.....
» 2/06/2016 11:19:45 AM [continued] Perhaps with good intentions (and maybe not), government organisations have p.....
» 2/06/2016 11:16:02 AM Hi Big Nana, I wish your granddaughter all the very best, with all my heart. I don't know.....
» 1/06/2016 5:11:43 PM Hi Big Nana, I'm sure there are exceptions, but I have little confidence in pretty much a.....
» 1/06/2016 4:55:43 PM Hi SM, I was vainly trying to impersonate a Greens supporter - I'm sorry, it won't happen .....
» 1/06/2016 12:59:43 PM Hi SM, Okay, points taken: 1. There IS an award covering au pairs, so much per hour yad.....
» 1/06/2016 12:42:01 PM Hi Aidan, Spot-on ! Au pairs don't come under any award, so employers can pay them whatev.....
» 1/06/2016 10:20:33 AM Hi Paul, You're right, Dr. di Natale's au pair probably has it really easy compared to th.....
» 1/06/2016 10:02:23 AM Hi Bazz, While welfare-oriented Aboriginal people have a genius for turning promising pro.....
» 31/05/2016 3:17:49 PM Hi Paul & SM, To put Dr di Natale's contribution to multiculturalism and employment into .....
» 31/05/2016 1:22:36 PM Hi Paul, That $ 100 per day would be tax-free ? So - with the dole - that bloke's weekly .....
» 31/05/2016 11:21:40 AM Hi SM, Of course, that $ 150/day is notional, Dr di Natale wouldn't be charging her that .....
» 30/05/2016 1:22:22 PM Dearest Foxy, You are probably right, that Dr di Natale has been subject to a witch-hunt .....
» 29/05/2016 9:16:31 AM Hi SM, Sorry, I can't write any more on this subject, I've been threatened with sarcasm f.....
» 28/05/2016 12:14:40 PM Hi SM, Okay, let's suppose you're right, that out in the Otways, accommodation for a nann.....
» 27/05/2016 7:00:14 PM Hi Aidan & 579, Yes, you're probably right, au pairs probably have it pretty easy. They m.....
» 27/05/2016 2:48:53 PM Hi Aidan, You're right, why does anybody think that au pairs work a full seven-and-a-half.....
» 27/05/2016 11:05:38 AM Hi 579, Thanks for that suggestion - to put my next au pair down in the cellar, it's been.....
» 27/05/2016 9:42:53 AM Hi Paul, Thanks for clearing all that up. Yes, the equivalent of $ 500 per week is probab.....
» 26/05/2016 3:09:10 PM Hi VK3AUU, I agree with you that, just because the Muslims pillaged most of the known wor.....
» 26/05/2016 1:56:08 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, just what I wrote ! " .... focus on what they have to offer inste.....
» 26/05/2016 1:51:40 PM Hi 579, You're right, there are probably many other au pairs in Australia, for example go.....
» 26/05/2016 1:26:14 PM Hi Poirot, No rush :) Whenever you get back, the questions will still be there. On the o.....
» 26/05/2016 1:10:04 PM Hi SM, You suggest that Senator di Natale " .... appears quite happy to abandon his .....
» 26/05/2016 12:48:09 PM Dearest Foxy, You note: "There does not appear to be anything wrong with what Mr Di.....
» 26/05/2016 12:15:48 PM Hi SM, Paul is half-right that in countries like Saudi Arabia, servants, au pairs and the.....
» 25/05/2016 11:02:35 PM Hi Mikk, I wouldn't be so hard on him: remember also that, effectively, that au pair isn'.....
» 25/05/2016 10:54:27 PM Alas ! The swan exits Left, dying, to Spike Jones' 'Swan lake', leaving the question: Yes.....
» 25/05/2016 10:51:01 PM Hi VK3AUU, Having knocked around and believed much more Aboriginal 'narrative' than I sho.....
» 25/05/2016 6:30:29 PM Hi Paul, You may be right: di Natale is being unfairly and dreadfully persecuted. After.....
» 25/05/2016 6:06:04 PM Hi Poirot, Sorry, that sentence should have read: "The argument is about refugees c.....
» 25/05/2016 11:48:02 AM Hi Poirot, There is a migrant intake. There is a refugee intake, and presumably most of t.....
» 24/05/2016 6:14:27 PM Hi Poirot, Yes, of course, refugees who are part of our annual intake should be able to f.....
» 24/05/2016 4:59:14 PM Hi Poirot, Australia has a migrant intake, and a refugee intake. Refugees apply and may o.....
» 24/05/2016 11:51:57 AM Hi Poirot, Strangely, I use those terms of endearment because I like you, even if you are.....
» 24/05/2016 11:28:11 AM Hi Mac, I used to be a great fan of Malcolm X, Malik el-Haji el-Shabazz. At the end of Al.....
» 24/05/2016 11:14:20 AM Hi Poirot, Yep, sooner or later, the gender card. But I thought that gender was a fluid c.....
» 24/05/2016 10:36:30 AM Hi Mac, The Arabs/Muslims burst out of Arabia around 650 AD and conquered vast areas, alm.....
» 24/05/2016 10:19:19 AM Hi Poirot, 'Squealing' ? Moi ? I'm a Bankstown boy, we never squeal, we just cop it. Sque.....
» 23/05/2016 5:36:17 PM Sorry Pete, I stand corrected. I'll bet their meetings are fiery. Cheers, Joe.....
» 23/05/2016 5:31:13 PM Oh, I don't think that was Duncan's question, Poirot - more like "If anybody else get.....
» 23/05/2016 4:41:08 PM Hi Poirot, [We're both running out posts for the day :) ] Are you serious: " .... I.....
» 23/05/2016 4:23:12 PM Good one, Runner :) Perhaps Cobber could have cited some of the decisions of the UN Commit.....
» 23/05/2016 4:20:24 PM Hi Poirot, When have I ever supported your assertion: " .... coming from someone who.....
» 23/05/2016 12:45:45 PM Hi Poirot, Well, yes,: if you can't see the difference between looking after only 'one's .....
» 23/05/2016 11:38:29 AM Hi Alan, Of course, I like to think that I would defend a nun in Cairo from having her cr.....
» 23/05/2016 11:20:44 AM Not really, Poirot: that Samaritan story for example: the Samaritans were an off-beat Jewi.....
» 23/05/2016 10:39:57 AM Hi Poirot, As usual, I agree with you that Jesus could have been a leftie, given many of .....
» 23/05/2016 10:19:05 AM From memory, I recall my mum remarking that there was always a thread of anti-Semitism in .....
» 22/05/2016 10:58:42 PM I've never understood those abbreviations - do you mean 'lots of love' ? Fair enough. Lolt.....
» 22/05/2016 6:11:10 PM Or in your case, dearie, 'ad hominem'. Cop it sweet, Poirot. Your lot blew this one. Mov.....
» 22/05/2016 5:04:06 PM Hi Poirot, A fixation ? Yes, it's a bit like having doggy-poo on your shoe, embedded in t.....
» 22/05/2016 12:17:58 PM Hi Phanto, Perhaps, in Cultural Studies or something similar, they run courses in how to .....
» 22/05/2016 11:58:25 AM Hi Poirot, Sorry, I don't understand: "How is the above post for a "Fact Chec.....
» 22/05/2016 11:36:49 AM Hi Alan, Sorry, I don't know what you're on about in that first sentence. Also sorry, wh.....
» 20/05/2016 3:33:29 PM Hi Alan (and many others), I don't understand this confected issue of the tearing off of .....
» 20/05/2016 3:17:14 PM Dearest Foxy, If you or I were not to stand as a judge or magistrate entered a court, and.....
» 20/05/2016 11:06:00 AM Hi Poirot, I take some pride in what you call my "advanced snarks". If I could .....
» 19/05/2016 12:59:55 PM Hi ttbn, Aboriginal society is/was by no means unique: pretty much ALL traditional societ.....
» 19/05/2016 9:39:38 AM Hi Poirot, You point out that I " .... sit there thinking to yourself how you can da.....
» 19/05/2016 9:25:35 AM I still recall a young bloke belting the daylights out of his beloved up on the Mission. S.....
» 19/05/2016 9:04:44 AM Hi Suse, Just in case you haven't turned away from this discussion: You suggest that &qu.....
» 19/05/2016 8:45:27 AM Dearest Foxy, I fully agree with you that Duncan should get the same sort of tax cut - ca.....
» 18/05/2016 5:34:25 PM Dearest Foxy, Welcome back - I hope everything goes well. Of course, Duncan made the und.....
» 18/05/2016 1:22:00 PM Hi Paul, You're right: Duncan asked a question. And, rephrased, that was: if I don't pay .....
» 18/05/2016 10:57:35 AM Hi Poirot, My mum used to give me Milk of Magnesia for that. You have a problem to answ.....
» 17/05/2016 4:57:34 PM Thanks Poirot, I'll take that as a comment. And something of a compliment. The question .....
» 17/05/2016 2:04:05 PM Hi Suse, "I just can't believe the idiots that contribute to these 'crowd-funding' s.....
» 17/05/2016 12:15:21 PM Hi Poirot, You may wish to get your teeth into scrotal hair, but the topic of this thread.....
» 17/05/2016 11:25:55 AM Poirot, Endlessly citing 'authority' is a bit pointless. Yeah, my authority is bigger tha.....
» 16/05/2016 2:08:46 PM Hi ttbn, You do me proud :) I'm still a lefty ? I'm tickled pink. Hi Suse, Your exampl.....
» 16/05/2016 11:48:46 AM Dearest Foxy, I wish you the best of luck, I'll be barracking for you :) As for Storrar,.....
» 13/05/2016 3:34:06 PM Hi Aidan, So, are you suggesting that renewable energy technology doesn't need any more s.....
» 13/05/2016 10:24:01 AM ttbn, " Finland, barely off the Soviet teat .... ?! Tell that to a Finn and stand b.....
» 13/05/2016 10:07:05 AM Hi Aidan, When you suggest that " .... you have to leave most of the fossil fuel in .....
» 12/05/2016 2:33:28 PM Good on you, JayB. Wow, worth waiting for :).....
» 12/05/2016 12:28:43 PM Hi KAEP, Wouldn't it be great to be World King, dictating here and ordering there: Immedi.....
» 12/05/2016 9:56:27 AM Hi Jack, I've been thinking over your comment that " .... It's as if the Church miss.....
» 9/05/2016 2:30:24 PM Hi Jules, Yes, it shouldn't be necessary to point out that a criticism of Islam, or of Is.....
» 9/05/2016 9:52:21 AM Religions may focus on the other-world, but their adherents all live in this one, day to d.....
» 7/05/2016 1:43:11 PM Hi JayB & Hasbeen, On an SBS program last week, a young woman described cities - as viewe.....
» 6/05/2016 3:33:14 PM Hi Alan, Common ? Moi ?! Well, yeah: 'How you going, you old bastard ?' There was a time.....
» 6/05/2016 10:27:03 AM Hi Alan, Jeez, some of us pre-Boomers would have killed for some toe-jam. If we behaved, .....
» 6/05/2016 9:54:43 AM I guess one very rough measure of what speech should be permitted or not, is - for all of .....
» 5/05/2016 2:58:33 PM Hi Alan, No, freedom of expression DOES include the right to offend: think of PISS CHRIST.....
» 4/05/2016 10:02:36 AM Hi Butch & HasBeen, Am I right in suggesting that not only are solar and wind power gener.....
» 3/05/2016 10:37:55 AM I don't understand politics very well. Surely a double dissolution will open the doors to .....
» 3/05/2016 9:58:45 AM Hi Poirot, I'm not so sure about the speed of climate change: sea-levels have risen - wha.....
» 30/04/2016 4:02:16 PM Hi OTB, A propos to your reference to Labor and diversions, yonks ago, there was a brilli.....
» 30/04/2016 1:02:04 PM Hi Poirot, You suggest that "In 1960 the median cost of a house 1.6 x household inco.....
» 28/04/2016 9:54:20 AM Third Man, My incomplete knowledge of the Gallipoli campaign was that it was supposed to .....
» 26/04/2016 1:54:21 PM This is such a dishonest piece. Chernobyl was one of the first or second generation nuclea.....
» 26/04/2016 1:46:00 PM Hi Butch, I don't pretend to understand all the ins and outs of negative gearing, but I s.....
» 25/04/2016 4:11:03 PM This is probably the stupidest post you'll read all day but isn't the Condamine over the R.....
» 22/04/2016 4:08:04 PM Hi Bernie, Rebe Taylor wrote something similar - "Unearthed: Aboriginal Tasmanians O.....
» 22/04/2016 3:19:21 PM Hi Jules, 'Assimilation' has had a varied past. Whites have tended to use the passive ver.....
» 21/04/2016 6:33:07 PM Hi Jules, Is there a rock-solid - and racist - assumption that Aboriginal people can't do.....
» 21/04/2016 5:43:31 PM HiLuciferase, That article is "The Behavioral Ecology of Hunter-Gatherers" by B.....
» 21/04/2016 2:37:12 PM Hi Jules, I'll probably lose even more friends by suggesting that the isolation of Indige.....
» 21/04/2016 10:47:07 AM Hi again Luciferase, You noted that " .... urban aborigines, and what is done for th.....
» 21/04/2016 9:26:05 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Yes, thanks, the first compilation of competing bits and pieces to put into t.....
» 20/04/2016 1:04:56 PM Hi Luciferase, I suppose the essential requirement for healthy, permanent but remote 'com.....
» 20/04/2016 11:38:45 AM Hi AC, And how did that go ?.....
» 20/04/2016 11:20:26 AM Hi Luciferase, You're right to suggest that " .... all we are doing is providing hal.....
» 20/04/2016 10:51:03 AM Hi Don, You point out that .... if you want to know how something gets to be funded, it’s.....
» 20/04/2016 10:29:37 AM Hi Yuyutsu, I'm puzzled: to be counted as a religion, a set of beliefs cannot advocate vi.....
» 19/04/2016 3:11:34 PM Hi Bernie, New computer :( Fifth-time lucky with this post :) Moses Tjalkabota's book, t.....
» 17/04/2016 11:42:57 AM Hi Luciferase, Currently there are supposed to be thousands of 'communities' across Aust.....
» 17/04/2016 11:19:01 AM [continued] As for your slide: " you do not believe that ANYTHING can lead people cl.....
» 17/04/2016 11:07:50 AM Hi Yuyutsu, You sometimes make quite outrageous stagtements: "It all started from a.....
» 15/04/2016 6:30:39 PM H Luciferase, We have to thoroughly understand that nobody, nobody, nobody is living a tr.....
» 15/04/2016 4:29:05 PM Hi Yuyusu, Sorry, I misunderstood you, I think. You say, " .... light, energy, space.....
» 15/04/2016 3:51:57 PM Of course, when we talk so easily about 'a high-seed train', we mean many, many trains on .....
» 15/04/2016 10:24:07 AM Hi Yuyutsu, You suggest that " .... Religion is no more a construct of the human int.....
» 15/04/2016 10:05:41 AM Hi Paul, Yes, probably all true, at different times and different places. I don't think c.....
» 14/04/2016 10:28:26 AM I remember a movie cartoon from decades ago, of a rabbit or bird or maybe Roadrunner in a .....
» 14/04/2016 10:13:41 AM Hi Paul, Well, yes, light chains. And no handcuffs - that was the point of the chains. .....
» 13/04/2016 9:46:25 PM Hi Paul, If you check out the Roth Royal Commission 1904, and the Moseley Royal Commissio.....
» 13/04/2016 12:40:51 PM Hi SonofGloin, The Bernie Sanders in me says increase the corporate tax rate to whatever .....
» 13/04/2016 11:35:08 AM Hi AC, As Pete points out, it's very unlikely that HSR will ever carry freight. I don't k.....
» 13/04/2016 10:18:29 AM Hi Rhosty, 'Value capture' suggests that property near high-speed nodes will increase in .....
» 12/04/2016 5:54:11 PM Hi Paul, Just thinking about public housing in Aboriginal 'communities', it' not so much .....
» 12/04/2016 5:32:44 PM OTB, Yeah, bush turkeys, I always get the two mixed up :) My very limited understanding .....
» 12/04/2016 1:32:31 PM Hi Mikk, Not necessarily: the eight finalists in the Olympics' 100 metres, having trained.....
» 12/04/2016 10:45:19 AM I don't know, maybe he is playing a long game. Perhaps he has a very cunning plan, a bit l.....
» 12/04/2016 10:40:26 AM Bilger is fortunate in having a huge gullible audience on a small island, where people cou.....
» 12/04/2016 8:55:32 AM I'm getting to think that identity politics, rather than promoting inclusion, promotes ext.....
» 11/04/2016 10:38:25 AM Hi Robert, Very cunning - raise your own question, 'What about invading China ?' and then.....
» 11/04/2016 9:17:09 AM Yuyutsu, As you suggest, "If you see someone claiming that they are religious yet pr.....
» 10/04/2016 3:12:16 PM Hi Paul, No, of course not. But on the other hand, I recall that people on the 'Mission' .....
» 10/04/2016 12:38:08 PM Hi Rache, Death cult indeed, yes. And compared to Islam ? As an atheist, my limited under.....
» 9/04/2016 3:09:09 PM Hi Mr Opinion, You may get a kick out of these, from around 1982 I think, on Filipinos fi.....
» 9/04/2016 1:02:43 PM Hi Saltpetre, You suggest, "Why then do you dismiss global warming (or at least an.....
» 9/04/2016 12:37:50 PM Sorry, OTB, those documents were pdf and I'm buggered if I know how to make them readable .....
» 9/04/2016 12:19:58 PM Yuyutsu, For Christ's sake, religion IS ideology. And sometimes ideologies are treated as.....
» 8/04/2016 10:30:52 AM Hi Pete, But you gotta love their Gay version: ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Saud.....
» 8/04/2016 10:24:28 AM [continued] recognition of traditional use-rights and the ration system cancelled each ot.....
» 8/04/2016 10:22:05 AM Hi Rache, I'm sure like most people, that Aboriginal people suffered in a multitude of wa.....
» 7/04/2016 2:37:50 PM OTB, You may be very interested in these two commentaries on related issues, from a highl.....
» 7/04/2016 1:04:05 PM I suppose there are always two ways to deal with a crisis: blame whoever, Uncle Tom Cobble.....
» 6/04/2016 12:49:13 PM Re this Smallbone Report: In defence of traditional society, abuse and violence are by no.....
» 6/04/2016 10:30:13 AM Lo and behold ! I was talking to a bloke last night from the Adelaide Hills and he just ca.....
» 6/04/2016 10:05:01 AM Gary Johns has a satirical article in today's Australian which reflects the self-indulgenc.....
» 6/04/2016 10:00:51 AM Hi Paul, Thanks, I think. Brisbane probably pips Sydney for Indigenous urban growth: at.....
» 5/04/2016 6:22:22 PM Hi Banjo, Any information I have is very much second-hand these days, as well as what I r.....
» 5/04/2016 8:52:42 AM MrOpinion, Again, that's what I was suggesting. Oy. How were the British to know what the.....
» 5/04/2016 8:39:22 AM Hi Suse, Of course people have stories. But not every story is accurate or true. Surely w.....
» 4/04/2016 9:51:24 PM Hi OTB, If anyone can find the slightest evidence for the Rabbit Fence story, apart from .....
» 4/04/2016 6:27:24 PM Yeah, right. Why didn't Phillip bring a few out to act as a sort of Grand Council - bastar.....
» 4/04/2016 6:23:55 PM Hi AC, I guess you might need some evidence of reported atrocities, if they occurred. It'.....
» 4/04/2016 5:29:52 PM Hi Mr Opinion, Yeah, well, that's what I was suggesting. The British didn't have immediat.....
» 4/04/2016 2:06:44 PM What does it mean to 'own' land ? You can't carry it around. You can't occupy more than pa.....
» 4/04/2016 1:40:37 PM Hi Hasbeen, Is it an Australian thing to pick self-deprecating noms de plume ? In the Pr.....
» 4/04/2016 10:35:08 AM Hi Mr Opinion, Well, no, not any more, and not in a paid capacity for around twenty years.....
» 4/04/2016 10:23:38 AM Hi Paul, I agree that "The Queensland government sitting on the report for years is .....
» 4/04/2016 10:02:06 AM Hi Mr Opinion, In order to comply with your requests, and at the risk of referring in any.....
» 3/04/2016 5:02:38 PM Hi Mr Opinion, "You convince me that you know what you're talking about." I wo.....
» 3/04/2016 2:30:56 PM Hi Mr Opinion, Apart from what you can pick up on that web-site, I'm not sure what you wa.....
» 3/04/2016 1:07:16 PM Hi Mr Opinion, No worries: check out my web-site at www.firstsources.info, you might find.....
» 3/04/2016 1:04:39 PM Hi Minotaur, Okay, I'll take your figures as authoritative. Cheers, Joe.....
» 3/04/2016 12:12:39 PM Mr Opinion, Nope. I still don't understand. Any specifics, beyond "China will refus.....
» 3/04/2016 12:08:33 PM OTB, Am I completely obtuse ? Why can't I come up with anything that might be proposed fo.....
» 3/04/2016 11:45:37 AM Hi Minotaur, The environment of Tasmania is not particularly friendly for hunting and gat.....
» 3/04/2016 11:25:32 AM Hi Mr Opinion, When you suggest that " .... I would have guessed it was coming from .....
» 3/04/2016 9:59:29 AM Hi Minotaur, Okay, you got me there - allowing squatters to move out and grab land would .....
» 3/04/2016 9:10:51 AM Hi Paul, We forget that imperialism was the rule up until very recently, everywhere and a.....
» 2/04/2016 12:42:59 PM Hi Minotaur, I typed up all the letters of the Protector here in SA [on: www.firstsources.....
» 2/04/2016 10:54:23 AM Hi Bazz, You ask, most perceptively: "Isn't it time that aborigines accepted the wo.....
» 2/04/2016 10:09:01 AM Rache, you note that: " .... although aboriginal society had no hierarchy and no sin.....
» 2/04/2016 10:03:03 AM Hi Rache, Where do people get this stuff ? ".... it wasn't long before areas were f.....
» 1/04/2016 5:38:04 PM Dearest Foxy, The Mabo case was very hard-fought, on both sides. If it had been mounted b.....
» 1/04/2016 2:11:40 PM Dearest Foxy, I could be wrong but the earliest reference to 'terra nullius' that I'm awa.....
» 1/04/2016 1:50:21 PM [continued] The wonderful thing about Silver Bullets is that you don't have to think abou.....
» 1/04/2016 1:49:23 PM I had a rather acrimonious discussion with a friend last night about a Treaty: after all, .....
» 1/04/2016 9:42:26 AM [continued] Rache, As you suggest, ".... Aboriginal society had no hierarchy and no.....
» 1/04/2016 9:40:27 AM Hi Rache, Where to start ? No, 'terra nullius' does NOT imply 'empty land'. Get it thro.....
» 31/03/2016 5:29:15 PM [continued] Obviously, in the earliest days, foraging groups - by not settling or staying.....
» 31/03/2016 5:26:43 PM I don't think that Cook ever used the expression 'terra nullius'. I've typed up several th.....
» 31/03/2016 3:23:26 PM Hi OTB, " "What strikes me is that all parties believe fervently in the One Mag.....
» 31/03/2016 10:52:07 AM [continued] Yesterday in The Australian, an article cited another Great Aboriginal Thinke.....
» 31/03/2016 10:46:35 AM Hi Cossomby, OTB & Jodelie, Another article yesterday touched on the split between those.....
» 29/03/2016 9:55:34 AM Hi Sgteele, I was so excited by your post: "That is already happening. For instance.....
» 29/03/2016 9:41:41 AM Jodelie, This article illustrates the variety of Indigenous views on 'Recognise', from a .....
» 28/03/2016 8:05:44 PM Yuyutsu, Pacifists are also protected: even if there were conscription, they may be exemp.....
» 28/03/2016 5:52:26 PM Probably, one day, the enormous advances in driverless cars will be combined with the Uber.....
» 28/03/2016 5:11:30 PM Yuyutsu, " ..... assume for example a peaceful monastery up the hill whose only wish.....
» 28/03/2016 2:14:01 PM Yuyutsu, And is it possible that states in South America need to have more, not less, wid.....
» 28/03/2016 10:34:10 AM Hi Arjay, Perhaps China isn't as flash as you think :) And it's got only ten years or so .....
» 27/03/2016 4:21:33 PM Sorry, Yuyutsu, this discussion has become just too idiotic. Joe.....
» 27/03/2016 1:36:04 PM Thanks, Mr Opinion, that 'Sentinel' site is very informative, for example, Vietnam's optio.....
» 27/03/2016 10:25:59 AM Hi Arjay, You could be right - what's the state of the Chinese economy - the real state o.....
» 27/03/2016 8:37:21 AM Hi Jodelie, I think we really should try to understand as much as possible what is involv.....
» 27/03/2016 8:22:03 AM James, Where to start ? 1. Are Ukrainian troops occupying any part of Russia ? Or the ot.....
» 27/03/2016 8:09:47 AM Yuyutsu, Oy. Can you see that your opinion that states have to "be able to obtain th.....
» 26/03/2016 3:34:12 PM Nice fanciful stuff, Arjay, good to scare the kiddies with. But I agree that ".... .....
» 26/03/2016 2:29:51 PM Hi Arjay, That's the idea. This, from another thread: So China is now threatening Mala.....
» 26/03/2016 11:13:49 AM Hi Mr Opinion, And now Malaysia: http://www.news.com.au/world/beijings-fishing-fleet-as.....
» 26/03/2016 10:14:05 AM Thanks Golem Azoom, Thanks, I'll bear all that in mind. Hi George, Yes, I agree that -.....
» 26/03/2016 9:59:28 AM Hi Aidan, Yes, many very distinct ethnic groups 'look' Chinese. I was in a photocopy room.....
» 26/03/2016 9:48:43 AM Hi Cherful, Russia may not see itself as a strictly European power, more Eurasian: e.g., .....
» 25/03/2016 6:59:16 PM Hi Steele, Yes, my son was an Aboriginal ranger down there in the early nineties. Chine.....
» 25/03/2016 6:54:47 PM McReal, I hope that you are right. Surely, after all the abuse by church personnel, there.....
» 25/03/2016 5:32:44 PM Yuyutsu, Sometimes trying to untangle your non sequiturs seems futile. Still, I'll give i.....
» 25/03/2016 12:16:27 PM Hi Yuyutsu, You're entitled to your opinion as an extreme anarchist. The state protects y.....
» 25/03/2016 11:22:22 AM McReal, I was quoting Foxy, by the way. Yes, state laws do operate in the case of child .....
» 25/03/2016 10:09:11 AM Hi James, History lesson # 1: " Crimea has been part of Russia for centuries, until .....
» 25/03/2016 9:59:44 AM Dearest Foxy, "Peter Costello tells us in his book, "The Costello Memoirs,".....
» 24/03/2016 4:34:25 PM Dear James, So, when Russia invaded Georgia and seized half its territory in 2008, are yo.....
» 24/03/2016 2:09:07 PM While we're being very civil, where is Pericles ? I certainly miss his/her/its erudite and.....
» 24/03/2016 2:05:35 PM Hi Mr Opinion, "Do you think China will be successful in annexing the 80% of the Sou.....
» 24/03/2016 1:58:13 PM Hi McReal, "The proportion of people that are fearful of or irrational about homosex.....
» 24/03/2016 1:51:36 PM McReal, Until now ? Since pedophilia was so wrong in the Catholic system (and it certainl.....
» 24/03/2016 1:48:32 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, I have to admit I've worked under some utterly incompetent Indigenous .....
» 24/03/2016 9:51:50 AM HI Cossomby & OTB, I suspect that movements stand or fall depending on whether they have .....
» 24/03/2016 9:01:53 AM In the twenties and thirties, there were writers and journalists - even on the Left - who .....
» 24/03/2016 8:47:36 AM Hi Mikk, Marriage entails or affects divorce, widowhood, inheritance and birth, raising a.....
» 23/03/2016 11:56:02 AM Hi John. "Just more Extreme Right wing Rubbish and BS was the usual suspect." .....
» 23/03/2016 10:59:33 AM As readers may know, I don't like personal attacks, I find them so distressing and almost .....
» 23/03/2016 8:05:47 AM Yes, I miss Foxy, I hope she is okay. We need her steadying hand. As for bullying, Suse, .....
» 22/03/2016 10:58:16 PM Hi Wolly, Yes, thanks to our welfare system, and newly-learned techniques of standing ove.....
» 22/03/2016 10:45:07 PM Hi Jules, "Oppose aggression wherever it occurs." Yes, there are many trees to.....
» 22/03/2016 4:27:15 PM Hi Jules, 'Deppity Dawg' - geddit ? Again and again ? Yuk, yuk. Yes, a long time ago. Op.....
» 22/03/2016 4:12:50 PM Hi Wolly, As the Report suggested, yes, that's likely, although it's all a bit academic, .....
» 22/03/2016 11:24:04 AM Hi Wolly, Indigenous women in remote 'communities' certainly don't: "In the Norther.....
» 22/03/2016 10:58:15 AM Thanks Mr. Opinion, We all need to be concerned about this aggression. 'Aggression', Jul.....
» 22/03/2016 10:55:40 AM Hi Rhosty, What minuscule proportion of students are we talking about ? Four per cent ? S.....
» 21/03/2016 10:15:47 PM Hi Jules, No, I wasn't saying that feminists are going into bat for Islam, or Islamism, b.....
» 21/03/2016 5:32:36 PM Ar Goon, 'TO BE ELIMINATED'. Perhaps you could have chosen better words. But even better.....
» 21/03/2016 5:14:32 PM Hi Brock, "Feminism is on a collision cause with radical Islam." Yes, you woul.....
» 21/03/2016 9:03:08 AM Argoon, Wow. Isn't megalomania fun ? What you describe is uncannily like the current str.....
» 21/03/2016 8:40:01 AM Thanks Max, it just goes to show that, no matter what is happening around the world, it's .....
» 20/03/2016 3:48:53 PM Hi Cossomby & OTB, About Aboriginal people and police. In the early sixties, Aboriginal a.....
» 20/03/2016 11:41:08 AM [continued] By the way, a recent ad from the Queensland Government told of a young woman .....
» 20/03/2016 11:15:01 AM Hi Cossomby, We lived for some years in a 'community' on the Murray, and occasionally you.....
» 20/03/2016 10:31:31 AM Hi Mr Opinion, Yes, you're probably right, and it will probably be Vietnam: * it's close.....
» 19/03/2016 10:37:39 PM Hi Suse, Yes, I suppose the vast majority of perpetrators of DV are men with two legs: no.....
» 19/03/2016 3:49:45 PM Come on, you blokes, you know damn well that domestic violence is overwhelmingly an act of.....
» 18/03/2016 3:21:43 PM Hi Killarney and JDJ, I'm sure I'm not alone in not having super: we spent that a long ti.....
» 18/03/2016 2:23:10 PM The Murray estuary has always been more or less salty. When the first missionary, George T.....
» 18/03/2016 2:12:22 PM "Domestic violence does not discriminate" ?! What complete rubbish. Go into the.....
» 18/03/2016 1:43:18 PM Cossomby & OTB, I listened to Stan Grant on Margaret Throsby's program yesterday and I ha.....
» 18/03/2016 9:49:41 AM Hi Mr Opinion, You ask, "Why do you think China is doing this?" Pretty obvious.....
» 17/03/2016 4:34:44 PM Hi Mr Opinion, No, I don't know what ROTFL means either. We seem to have all agreed tha.....
» 17/03/2016 3:56:39 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Yeah, I didn't think of that. But there would be very many Indigenous people,.....
» 17/03/2016 8:13:49 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Okay, 2: 1, with the '1' in favour of almost anything which would break up St.....
» 16/03/2016 10:18:49 AM Thanks for those comments. Wow, 3:0. So 'Recognition' is seen by some as divisive ? Isn'.....
» 15/03/2016 10:57:28 AM With only fourteen months to a possible 'Recognition' referendum, on top of a plebiscite o.....
» 13/03/2016 7:24:20 PM Thanks AC, Saints, and Runner, "No you people are not normal. You are messed up in t.....
» 13/03/2016 1:56:52 PM You learn an amazing amount on OLO, that, for instance, engineers must be the most grindin.....
» 13/03/2016 1:49:04 PM Dearest Foxy, "Today's feminists are women and men of all walks of life who seek to .....
» 12/03/2016 12:49:04 PM Hi Jules, YES ! Yes, yes, yes. Precisely. Exactly. Thank you, thank you. Best wishes, .....
» 12/03/2016 12:20:38 PM Hi OTB, I should have added 'left' and 'Marxist' to the list of words which are defined v.....
» 11/03/2016 9:02:04 PM Hi Jules, Thanks for proving my point. Hi Mr Opinion, No, I'm a one-off. Hi Mikk, .....
» 11/03/2016 8:55:32 PM I OTB, I was trying to differentiate 'radical' from 'progressive' in a way that I could m.....
» 11/03/2016 2:10:19 PM Hi OTB, Well, there's 'radical', and there's 'progressive', in all social fields. I think.....
» 11/03/2016 2:00:58 PM Hi Butch, Yes, when the old age pension was introduced early last century, the average pe.....
» 11/03/2016 1:55:34 PM Hi Mikk, So the Yanks are evil personified ? They are secretly turning Mexicans into dog .....
» 11/03/2016 9:05:02 AM Jules, This article pretty much wraps up the whole debate: http://thediplomat.com/2016/0.....
» 11/03/2016 8:01:02 AM Hi Jules, So what is the US championing in that region ? International law. Isn't that th.....
» 10/03/2016 10:46:09 PM Hi Paul, And just suppose someone did some research and found that you are a distant rela.....
» 10/03/2016 6:00:11 PM Hi Jules, Well, yes but I did also write, "We'll see." Yes, on maps which disp.....
» 10/03/2016 5:14:59 PM Thirty eight years ? Says who ? I know plenty of people my age who did at least forty eigh.....
» 10/03/2016 11:33:43 AM Hi Jayb, Looking back on decades of obsession about Indigenous issues, I agree with you 1.....
» 10/03/2016 11:20:10 AM Hi WFT, There is another reason maybe, but I am fearful of offending some people. Bugge.....
» 10/03/2016 11:04:54 AM Hi Jules, About China's building on reefs and shoals, you ask: "If this is aggressi.....
» 10/03/2016 10:24:01 AM Hi Poirot, Thanks for this article, which is worth repeating: http://www.theherald.com.a.....
» 10/03/2016 10:12:53 AM Hi Cherful, How far back do you want to go ? Syria's history is pretty limitless, with a .....
» 10/03/2016 9:44:31 AM Hi Pogi, Looking back over my own family tree, thanks to that accursed and wonderful Ance.....
» 9/03/2016 5:17:29 PM WFT, You assert that "From 1856 as Australian states became self-governing voting ri.....
» 9/03/2016 4:54:24 PM Hi Mox, Thank you for that official Syrian regime position. So demonstrations across th.....
» 9/03/2016 9:21:12 AM Hi Calwest, You're right ! Nor was that pedophilia the fault of the Romans ! or the Hitti.....
» 8/03/2016 10:46:35 AM Hi Phanto, No, I don't think that sexual abuse or rape are solely or totally or 'simply' .....
» 8/03/2016 9:21:34 AM I'm still enough of a Marxist to take note of Marx's Ele3venth Thesis and to adapt it for .....
» 8/03/2016 8:58:51 AM Hi Phanto, I would respectfully disagree that there is much incidence at all of fathers s.....
» 7/03/2016 4:50:17 PM Hi Jules, Bit of a non sequitur: the Yanks yada yada, all quite true - and China improper.....
» 7/03/2016 2:15:40 PM What have Pell, Ridsdale, Shannon McCoole here in SA, Rotherham, abuse of children in orph.....
» 7/03/2016 1:44:38 PM Hi Jules, So what ? Aggression is aggression, no matter how much territory a country alre.....
» 7/03/2016 12:29:27 PM Yuyutsu, Can you see the contradiction between claiming that you are not in society, and .....
» 7/03/2016 12:22:26 PM What these people on power, protecting other people with power, have done to generations o.....
» 7/03/2016 12:15:16 PM Hi Mr Opinion, I think that Australia will support the international law of the seas, lik.....
» 7/03/2016 11:33:56 AM Hi Paul, Quite amusing really. children love that sort of thing. Yuk yuk. But back to rea.....
» 7/03/2016 11:22:45 AM Hi Mr Opinion, I agree that China may be heading for some very severe internal problems -.....
» 7/03/2016 10:09:53 AM Just found this thread. Gobsmacked. I would have thought that, if 1-2 % of kids in second.....
» 7/03/2016 9:50:53 AM Hi Paul, Why would the US nuke Hanoi ? One major point that you overlook is that the smal.....
» 6/03/2016 12:36:52 PM Hi Josephus, No, I don't think so, considering the influence teachers have on children. .....
» 6/03/2016 10:55:36 AM Yuyutsu, Of course. Now you're being precious. Yes, our lives are finite: we make choic.....
» 6/03/2016 10:34:28 AM One would have thought that one of the most evil consequences of the sexual abuse by Catho.....
» 5/03/2016 6:55:40 PM Hi Paul/Piorit, Not having ever been a Christian, I couldn't possibly comment on whether .....
» 5/03/2016 1:35:40 PM Hi Paul/Piorot, I'm sure that you have something positive to contribute to this discussio.....
» 4/03/2016 8:10:38 PM Hi Saints, The inconvenient fact for many Indigenous organisations is that they actually .....
» 4/03/2016 7:45:25 PM Sorry Yuyutsu, I don't understand why you would want to be locked away from anyone else .....
» 4/03/2016 6:13:33 PM Hi Saints, Power. Power over children. power to do what you like with nobody watching. Ca.....
» 4/03/2016 5:53:53 PM Hi Poirot, That's quite an impressive post. That post is akin to the actions of the swag.....
» 4/03/2016 4:40:17 PM So we've all probably agreed that bullying is wrong, except perhaps Poirot who enjoys it, .....
» 4/03/2016 9:36:52 AM Hi Josephus, I think we may be some way yet from a totalitarian Marxist state. But, as .....
» 4/03/2016 9:25:50 AM Hi Poirot, I think you're right - leave the toilets alone: girls use girls' toilets, boys.....
» 4/03/2016 8:45:09 AM Hi Aidan, They are already built, and standing idle. My point was that, since they are th.....
» 4/03/2016 8:41:48 AM Hi Yuyutsu, I don't know how anyone can 'not be in society' - like it or not, we're all i.....
» 3/03/2016 4:47:03 PM Hi OTB, I suppose we have to constantly fight to maintain the right - of all of us - to f.....
» 3/03/2016 3:00:04 PM Thank you voxUnius, I'm not a supporter of patriarchy, or domestic violence, but I do thi.....
» 3/03/2016 2:36:47 PM Hi Yuyutsu, You make the interesting but debateable point that " .... If one is not .....
» 3/03/2016 12:34:50 PM 'Dangers' of vaccination. Oy......
» 3/03/2016 12:30:44 PM Hi Poirot, [Brief aside: In French, 'chatot' means 'kitten', i.e. from 'chat' - 'cat. So .....
» 3/03/2016 12:16:26 PM Hi Suse, I have to say, from observing the behaviour of many blokes, that I can understan.....
» 3/03/2016 12:05:39 PM Hi Rhosty, I'm certainly not suggesting that expulsions are ever justified, in Palestine .....
» 3/03/2016 9:58:38 AM Thanks Rhosty, very informative and constructive. Cheers, Joe.....
» 3/03/2016 9:17:43 AM Thanks Aidan, Then perhaps we should ask Tim Flannery why they were built in the first pl.....
» 3/03/2016 9:13:20 AM [continued] I suspect that sections of the post-Left are still hooked on the insane notio.....
» 3/03/2016 9:10:31 AM Hi Poirot, This is probably getting off the track, but I would have thought that Marcuse .....
» 3/03/2016 8:06:32 AM Hi AC, One of the bays of the Warragamba Dam, now under water, was named after one of my .....
» 3/03/2016 7:58:01 AM Hi Suse, Intriguing. You rightly suggest, "If these adults want to use whatever th.....
» 2/03/2016 9:35:34 PM Hi Suse, Yes, you're right - why should we care, as long as it's legal ? We don't have to.....
» 2/03/2016 9:30:32 PM Hi Rhosty, Presumably, to " .... be resettled and fully integrated among their fello.....
» 2/03/2016 5:05:37 PM Hi Cherful, I tried that and it didn't work. Australia is a multicultural country in the.....
» 2/03/2016 1:00:55 PM Hi Suse, I was intrigued by your assertion that " ....The adult male penis apparentl.....
» 2/03/2016 11:08:26 AM Hi Rhosty, Perhaps I read David's article differently, but he did advocate that: " .....
» 2/03/2016 10:15:29 AM Hi David T., I don't know how you came to that conclusion from David S.'s article. I thou.....
» 2/03/2016 10:10:16 AM Hi Poirot, I'm sorry about my silly humour, I should realise that OLO is a serious web-si.....
» 2/03/2016 9:38:18 AM Hi Poirot, I didn't say any of us liked getting bullied, just that we've probably all bee.....
» 2/03/2016 8:53:47 AM Hi David, Another question: * What are the boundaries of the 'State of Palestine' and d.....
» 2/03/2016 8:43:42 AM Yuyutsu, Big Nana wrote, " .... I'm not promoting pedophilia, incest or bestiality, .....
» 2/03/2016 8:15:00 AM Hi AC, The morons who devised this idiotic initiative have forgotten that everybody, such.....
» 2/03/2016 8:03:29 AM No worries, Saints :) To get back to topic, sort of, can anybody doubt that the Child Sex.....
» 1/03/2016 5:29:44 PM Rhian and Phanto, " .... lifestyle choice. We can be pretty certain that homosexual .....
» 1/03/2016 12:46:35 PM Hi Cobber, As a sort-of-Marxist atheist, I admire Galileo for his courage in the face of .....
» 1/03/2016 11:11:47 AM Hi Peter, I suppose the bigger the lie, and the more often you tell it, the more it is li.....
» 1/03/2016 10:44:58 AM Hi Peter, So your entire case is built around the improper use of the word 'moron' ? You .....
» 1/03/2016 8:54:56 AM Hi Saints, Senator Peris is a labor Party senator, she is not a government minister. I s.....
» 29/02/2016 1:37:50 PM Hi Cossomby, NO, but you can waltz to it. I just tried marching to it around the room and.....
» 29/02/2016 1:12:50 PM Of course, all bullying is wrong, and teachers should be keeping an eye out on it in the p.....
» 29/02/2016 12:49:01 PM Hi Peter, I don't think anybody here has suggested that the morons who initiated this pro.....
» 29/02/2016 12:40:49 PM 1. My faulty knowledge is that many Chinese are here as students, i.e. temporarily. 2. I.....
» 29/02/2016 12:31:23 PM Hi Rhosty, I'm still trying to get my head around this unbelievably idiotic thought bubbl.....
» 28/02/2016 3:05:16 PM Hi Aidan, "Why do you assume Chinese Australians, unlike other migrant groups, will .....
» 28/02/2016 2:04:58 PM Saints, You do me proud, sir. I dips me lid. Cheers, Joe.....
» 26/02/2016 5:34:41 PM Hi Cossomby, Some of the convicts had a pretty cocky outlook on life. Remember Ned Kelly'.....
» 26/02/2016 4:51:11 PM Hi Suse, Are you suggesting that normal kids don't think about suicide ? This is half the.....
» 26/02/2016 3:48:20 PM Hi Suse, I don't think I linked pedophiles to homosexual men: my point was - perhaps clum.....
» 26/02/2016 1:55:47 PM Hi Rhys, No relation of that wonderful archaeologist ? A truly lovely man. Vale. What m.....
» 26/02/2016 1:14:32 PM Yeah, this should do it: convince young kids with a not-fully-developed notion of reality,.....
» 26/02/2016 9:13:29 AM Hi LEGO, Gary was probably taking for granted that the 'Stolen Generations' myth was just.....
» 26/02/2016 8:39:19 AM Toni, So now we hear that, as part of this indoctrination program, children are ENCOURAGE.....
» 25/02/2016 4:22:06 PM Hi Mox & Geoff, Isn't paranoia fun You make some quite ridiculous assertions and we are s.....
» 25/02/2016 4:12:06 PM I don't see much passing on of 'culture' in families where grog, drugs and violence are th.....
» 25/02/2016 1:15:55 PM Hi Nick, No, they're not islands (though the ABC and SBS seem to have adopted that misnom.....
» 25/02/2016 12:03:25 PM Cobber, Judges are required - given that every decision could set a precedent - to adhere.....
» 25/02/2016 11:42:50 AM Hi Gary, Yes, are children the property of parents, like dogs or cars, or are they the re.....
» 25/02/2016 9:42:32 AM Hi Nick, Yeah, and what did the Hittites ever do for us ? How far back do you want to go.....
» 25/02/2016 9:28:56 AM Hi again OTB, But I would respectfully disagree with you over the importance of the Abori.....
» 24/02/2016 10:32:06 PM Hi Toni, Commiserations. Anyway, you suggest that " ..... indoctrinating children .....
» 24/02/2016 9:02:16 PM Toni, //What pedophile dreamt this up ?// I rest my case. That plebiscite result will b.....
» 24/02/2016 3:49:34 PM Is there really more bullying these days than back in the fifties and sixties and seventie.....
» 24/02/2016 3:09:37 PM Hi Mox, Do they allow supervised visits ? If you're locked up anywhere near Adelaide, I w.....
» 24/02/2016 2:12:16 PM Hi Yuyutsu, I have a nice bit of land out beyond Oodnadatta that you might like. No neigh.....
» 24/02/2016 2:05:58 PM Yuyutsu, "The ones who force the issue of state-sponsored homosexual marriage and in.....
» 24/02/2016 9:06:49 AM In all Middle Eastern countries, and many others besides, there is a multitude of differe3.....
» 24/02/2016 8:31:30 AM [continued] And don't worry about contradictions: we can push for the break-down of Weste.....
» 24/02/2016 8:28:55 AM Hi Toni, Poor child ! To answer your bafflement, in short words, one can simply ask, what.....
» 24/02/2016 8:06:59 AM Hi Toni, I suppose time has ensured that, like it or not, I have become an old prick. But.....
» 23/02/2016 5:30:34 PM Just a word of caution. Parallel to this initiative, the Indigenous 'Recognition' push wi.....
» 23/02/2016 3:55:56 PM A propos of the fragmentary nature of tribal societies, particularly in relation to Muslim.....
» 23/02/2016 3:18:52 PM Hi Jules Imp., I couldn't put it better myself - it deserves repeating: "Islam is a.....
» 23/02/2016 12:40:20 PM Hi OTB, Yes, I'm certainly not interested in 'unity' around phony issues - that way lies .....
» 23/02/2016 11:35:29 AM Hi OTB, Some people compare the post-war immigration to Australia with what has been happ.....
» 23/02/2016 11:25:54 AM Hi Tristan, In the best of all possible worlds, you might be right. But looking at the fr.....
» 23/02/2016 11:17:20 AM Hi OTB, I'm all for whatever strengthen the cohesion and unity of Indigenous people, prov.....
» 23/02/2016 9:27:37 AM Hi Banjo, Speaking of fragmentation: Noel Pearson has understandably advocated the teachi.....
» 23/02/2016 9:13:46 AM "A couple of Pakistanis" ? No, Iftikhar, we will never forget Rotherham, which m.....
» 23/02/2016 8:44:32 AM Hi Mox, Murdoch is Jewish ? Wikipedia says, "Murdoch was born Keith Rupert Murdoch .....
» 23/02/2016 8:37:20 AM Iftikhar, Malala is a young woman who campaign for women's education and was shot in the .....
» 23/02/2016 8:27:05 AM Hi Mox, I suppose if you repeat lies often enough, someone once said, people will start t.....
» 23/02/2016 8:17:35 AM Iftikhar, This shouldn't be an issue, even in Britain where you are - everybody who inten.....
» 22/02/2016 11:10:21 PM Hi Mox, I'm not clear about what you mean by "strongly Zionist influenced Western Ma.....
» 22/02/2016 9:00:16 PM Julian Imp., Hyperbole is so much fun, isn't it ? "Endless slaughter .... " Ye.....
» 22/02/2016 5:06:29 PM Hi Banjo, On balance, I'm not so sure that Indigenous people have lost out from being bro.....
» 22/02/2016 2:16:40 PM Is this racism ? A friend was telling me that, one evening a few weeks back, after work w.....
» 22/02/2016 8:57:02 AM Hi Suse, Last Thursday, you suggested: ".... I would vote for recognition of the In.....
» 20/02/2016 2:59:11 PM Hi Suse, Anybody, or any body like the Catholic Church, is as entitled to its opinion as .....
» 20/02/2016 2:33:34 PM Hi Bugsy, Sin ? I'm all for all sorts of sin, of many pleasurable kinds, but I suppose to.....
» 20/02/2016 2:08:39 PM So, what's normal ? How do you distinguish between 'legal' and 'normal' ? How do you disti.....
» 20/02/2016 12:11:16 PM Yuyutsu, I think you're having us on; nobody could that bloody short-sighted and egocentr.....
» 20/02/2016 11:58:19 AM Hi ttbn, Yes, as an ex-Marxist and atheist, I was puzzled about that Tasmanian case - aft.....
» 20/02/2016 9:43:25 AM There are half a dozen major articles in today's Australian dealing with crucial Indigenou.....
» 20/02/2016 9:24:47 AM As Hugo Rifkind wrote a week or two ago, we can have all the fascinating different foods, .....
» 20/02/2016 9:13:30 AM Hi Toni, No, not all ratbags are commies: but in relation to Gramsci, check out Chris Uhr.....
» 19/02/2016 4:29:03 PM Shari'a law penalises women. Under Shari'a, women can inherit only half what a man can i.....
» 19/02/2016 4:16:09 PM Hi Rhosty, As an ex-Marxist, I see clear connections between this idiocy and the Gramscia.....
» 19/02/2016 4:09:23 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Okay, you got me there - states hold the land from God. We hold it, on precis.....
» 19/02/2016 2:32:17 PM Hi Yuyutsu, Any state in its right mind - including the states of Australia - exerts the .....
» 19/02/2016 8:59:18 AM Hi Yuyutsu, I want to give your proposals the attention they deserve. .... .... .... .....
» 19/02/2016 8:55:20 AM uyutsu, " .... we call something "true" when it authentically corresponds .....
» 18/02/2016 5:30:49 PM A meeting was held last week, I think in Newcastle, with four hundred Indigenous people as.....
» 18/02/2016 5:07:40 PM H Yuyutsu, "Only science has the facts, but truth is not about facts." That's .....
» 17/02/2016 8:50:54 PM Josephus, Thank you, that makes more sense. Joseph was mature-aged when he married Mary, .....
» 17/02/2016 5:28:31 PM Time is running out to hold a Referendum on Indigenous recognition by May 27 next year, fi.....
» 17/02/2016 5:22:58 PM How many rounds do you reckon there are in sheds across Australia ? That horse has bolted.....
» 17/02/2016 12:15:05 PM Hi O Sung Wu, Around three-quarters of the Indigenous population live in urban areas. Per.....
» 17/02/2016 8:47:20 AM Hi Josephus, The notion of human virgin birth, in the case of Mary/Miriam, is quite confu.....
» 17/02/2016 8:07:15 AM Hi Paul, "Even the most ardent supporters of Indigenous Australians would never seri.....
» 16/02/2016 10:02:07 PM Hi Aidan, So all people, refugees and economic migrants, have to do is fly to Port Moresb.....
» 16/02/2016 4:32:24 PM Hi David, But they might have done a lot more for China. I have vague memories of stories.....
» 16/02/2016 4:25:26 PM Hi Brock, My ancestors, as far as I can tell, are from all corners of the British Isles, .....
» 16/02/2016 4:17:45 PM Hi David, Well, what did the Manichaeans ever do for us ? Joe.....
» 16/02/2016 12:03:15 PM [continued] period. 'Leaders appointing dedicated staff' ….. ah, there's the rub: they wo.....
» 16/02/2016 10:41:07 AM Hi Suse, “And let's be honest here, how many jobs for Indigenous people are out there, ev.....
» 16/02/2016 9:48:16 AM Hi Mr Opinion, So God needs to know the time like the rest of those she has created in he.....
» 15/02/2016 10:58:12 PM Mr Opinion, Sorry God, I tried. You know best......
» 15/02/2016 4:26:28 PM Hi Pete, " .... one does one hears about joint Mossad, Israeli NSA ops to bug the co.....
» 15/02/2016 4:15:43 PM Hi Toni, "What sort of halfwit doesn't know that liquids aren't compressible and hir.....
» 15/02/2016 3:49:06 PM Hi Bugsy, Well, he did all the modelling first. But GIGO, eventually. Cheers, Joe.....
» 15/02/2016 3:46:08 PM Hi runner, Brilliant idea !! Perhaps, once in Raqqa, the Get-Up people could campaign for.....
» 15/02/2016 3:30:45 PM Hi Divergence, You may be onto something. Until now I've thought of Trump as some sort of.....
» 15/02/2016 3:00:17 PM Hi ttbn, Are you referring to the invasion of Iraq ? Yes, I agree, up to a point: al Qa'i.....
» 15/02/2016 2:39:16 PM Hi Mr Opinion, Perhaps because there wasn't one. We've had an infinite number of big bang.....
» 15/02/2016 2:11:12 PM Well, that's gravity for you, Cossomby :).....
» 15/02/2016 2:09:22 PM Aidan, Milk is mostly water. You can't compress water. You can make a living out of tryin.....
» 15/02/2016 2:05:56 PM [continued] Perhaps you are at least partly right - that must be a demoralising life. Per.....
» 15/02/2016 2:05:20 PM Hi Paul, Aboriginal people in remote areas are usually on their own land. Often, they've .....
» 15/02/2016 10:55:41 AM Hi Bernie, Yeah, I had an engineer friend (true !) who was desperately looking for employ.....
» 15/02/2016 10:49:08 AM Hi Suse, This year, around eighteen thousand Indigenous people will be enrolled at univer.....
» 15/02/2016 10:20:04 AM A gravity wave billions of years away, and 1000th of the width of a proton, may not sound .....
» 15/02/2016 9:59:13 AM Hi Big Mac, Don't you love that logic: "They act in every way exactly like the Nazi.....
» 15/02/2016 9:50:08 AM Thanks, Sara, that certainly needed to be said: that the money and jobs etc. go to those w.....
» 14/02/2016 8:58:12 AM HI SM, "There has never in history when the Arabs have not been killing or persecuti.....
» 14/02/2016 8:34:51 AM Hi Suse and Paul, Yes, it's not nice that so many people have guns. Terrible. So dangerou.....
» 13/02/2016 12:43:55 PM In these times of probable terrorist attacks anywhere in the world at any time, including .....
» 13/02/2016 12:38:43 PM For anybody interested in the ingenuity and artistry of traditional Aboriginal society, th.....
» 13/02/2016 10:25:59 AM G'day Aidan, Why stop at B ? My A to E options were not options for any government to con.....
» 12/02/2016 8:55:14 PM [continued] Meanwhile, around one hundred and twenty thousand Indigenous people have been.....
» 12/02/2016 8:52:16 PM Hi Paul, I checked out that SMH item: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-.....
» 12/02/2016 4:11:37 PM Hi Poida, Well, I didn't want to get too detailed or accurate, and incur the wrath of the.....
» 12/02/2016 4:04:28 PM Before John Bilger writes a joint article with Waleed Aly for the ever-gullible British au.....
» 12/02/2016 3:17:17 PM Hey, what happened to all the anti-Semitics ? Waiting for instructions from the extreme ri.....
» 12/02/2016 2:33:17 PM Okay, let's go through it all again, from A to Z - pick your preferred position: A. The .....
» 12/02/2016 2:21:10 PM Hi SM, I think you're right up to a point: even if they perceived that hunter-gatherers d.....
» 12/02/2016 2:06:05 PM Hi Aidan, Fantastic ! Just wonderful ! The Colbungs have always been get-up-and-go. This .....
» 12/02/2016 1:46:19 PM Dearest Foxy, I don't want to make this discussion simply about Gay marriage, but since s.....
» 12/02/2016 9:43:32 AM Hi Rhosrty, I agree: "Stop with the endless prevarication and just do what must be d.....
» 12/02/2016 9:21:20 AM Hi Toni, Yes, prohibition may work with many people, but perhaps precisely the 'wrong' on.....
» 12/02/2016 9:14:04 AM Dearest, sweet Foxy, Ah, so innocent, so trusting. So what terrible impositions are place.....
» 12/02/2016 9:02:23 AM [continued] Surely 'self-determination' and 'empowerment' require the agency of the peopl.....
» 12/02/2016 8:56:03 AM Hi Pail, With respect, you are not saying anything new. Nobody is. And this is part of th.....
» 11/02/2016 5:42:29 PM Dearest Foxy, Well, yes, I suppose that's what being married means. My point is that, onc.....
» 11/02/2016 4:38:49 PM Hi Toni, Limit the number of arms ? Certainly, make sure that any new applicants have psy.....
» 11/02/2016 2:21:44 PM You frequent the same club rooms, Misopinion ? In the current march through the instituti.....
» 11/02/2016 9:59:03 AM Hi James, “The only viable solution that I can see is one secular state with all its resi.....
» 11/02/2016 8:55:32 AM There are more than three hundred million guns in people's hands in the US. With every mas.....
» 11/02/2016 8:46:19 AM [continued] fracture, fragment, with large sections, mainly in the cities, simply fading.....
» 11/02/2016 8:42:46 AM [continued] until much later, and not without political resistance. I suppose, legally, t.....
» 11/02/2016 8:38:42 AM Hi Paul, Thanks for some very thoughtful suggestions. Yes, the British claimed sovereig.....
» 10/02/2016 5:50:37 PM Hi Couchpotato, Israel has offered recognition to Palestine several times since 1990, on .....
» 10/02/2016 5:32:31 PM Hi James, Voltaire, you, sorry. Giraldi is not your typical Conservative either. He cite.....
» 10/02/2016 2:06:19 PM Fourth post, I think. Derarest Foxy, Even though you " .... don't want to make this.....
» 10/02/2016 1:57:47 PM Hi Phillip, I should imagine that the Queen, and the G-G, would both have teams of lawyer.....
» 10/02/2016 1:50:51 PM YUyutsu, "What, below or above the earth, gives a group of people, calling themselve.....
» 10/02/2016 1:21:05 PM Dearest Foxy, Even though you " .... don't want to make this discussion simply about.....
» 10/02/2016 1:03:02 PM Hi Toni, Although I'm not a Christian, or perhaps because I'm not one, I don't know about.....
» 10/02/2016 11:28:28 AM Hi Paul, ".... once the British got their act together in the 1840s, they recognise.....
» 10/02/2016 11:16:47 AM Dearest Foxy, Gosh, I'm glad that you " .... don't want to make this discussion simp.....
» 10/02/2016 11:07:41 AM Yuyutsu, There is no such thing as a 'natural owner'. All of your premises are faulty, so.....
» 10/02/2016 11:03:50 AM Hi CDavid, I agree that " .... Such treaties are meaningless as I suspect would be a.....
» 10/02/2016 10:28:14 AM Hi Toni, Innovative tu quoque argument, Toni. It means 'you too' or 'so are you' or 'nyah.....
» 10/02/2016 10:11:01 AM Armchair, I'm terribly sorry: Salaam then. Is that permitted ? But not 'shalom' ? [Explet.....
» 10/02/2016 9:53:02 AM Ah dearest Foxy, Pea-and-thimble trick ? Definitional slides galore ? But 'marriages' ? I.....
» 10/02/2016 9:38:12 AM [continued] Clearly, British law did not recognise that Indigenous people farmed, or cult.....
» 10/02/2016 9:34:38 AM Hi mhaze, Across most of Australia, and perhaps a major portion of the total Aboriginal p.....
» 10/02/2016 9:01:22 AM Hi Jayb, Surely Yuyutsu is not proposing that, if anybody such as Muslims, don't vote for.....
» 10/02/2016 8:26:27 AM George, A Palestinian peace activist: unless you mean someone who is prepared to recognis.....
» 10/02/2016 8:06:45 AM Governments govern, heads of state keep them in check, playing a sort of night-watchman ro.....
» 10/02/2016 7:55:19 AM Hi Paul, I love those pea-and-thimble tricks, those definitional slides: "If science.....
» 10/02/2016 7:42:56 AM H Yuyutsu, Nice try. "How can there be non-members of a democratic state? -Why, ther.....
» 9/02/2016 9:58:53 PM Hi Yuyutsu, There must be some confusion here. Within a state, at least a democratic stat.....
» 9/02/2016 2:49:53 PM Dearest Foxy, You suggest that " .... it is important therefore, that we recognise t.....
» 9/02/2016 11:32:47 AM [continued] Yes, perhaps in a Hobbesian world of power going to the most brutal, rape wou.....
» 9/02/2016 11:15:48 AM Dearest Foxy, You started off this thread writing " .... I don't want to make this d.....
» 9/02/2016 10:46:58 AM I'm surprised that nobody has started a thread about the QUT debacle. Indigenous support.....
» 9/02/2016 9:00:14 AM Hi Don, 0.8 degrees per century doesn't sound all that much. Is that what all this has be.....
» 9/02/2016 8:39:06 AM Hi again Yuyutsu, Sorry, I have a very poor attention sp You suggest that " .... in.....
» 9/02/2016 8:13:12 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Sorry, you wrote 'true purchase', my old eyes misread it. No, you still don.....
» 9/02/2016 8:05:20 AM Thanks Julian, That really clarifies the dividing line between threats, incitement, vilif.....
» 8/02/2016 4:46:42 PM Hi YEBIGA, Describing Assange as a scumbag ? If it's proven that he has improperly treate.....
» 8/02/2016 4:30:18 PM Hi Pete, Hey, what if our government re-named the Pacific the 'Great Australian Ocean' - .....
» 8/02/2016 4:15:12 PM YYT, " ..... From its inception, the state gave away in lease to those it favoured w.....
» 8/02/2016 1:44:20 PM Yuyutsu, If you don't want anything to do with the state, then don't buy or lease any of.....
» 8/02/2016 11:45:31 AM Hi JDBW, So you're assuming that Assange doesn't have any charges that he has to answer ?.....
» 8/02/2016 11:35:14 AM Hi Banjo, Yes, under Shari'a law, a woman cannot refuse her husband, ever. Yet another pr.....
» 8/02/2016 9:56:09 AM There's an enormous amount of ignorance of South-East Asian history in China's claims. Tra.....
» 8/02/2016 9:32:57 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Yep, that's how it is. 'Owning' a bit of land gives the 'owner' merely a limi.....
» 8/02/2016 9:08:44 AM Spot-on, CHERFUL ! It baffles me that, if some bunch of bikies were found to be in the ha.....
» 8/02/2016 8:55:20 AM The legal position regarding what one can do with 'one's' land has to take into account th.....
» 8/02/2016 8:27:02 AM Hi YEBIGA, Concerning your strange suggestion about " .... all the laws we need long.....
» 7/02/2016 10:40:44 PM Hi Polpak, Before Federation, Aboriginal people in every State were counted if they got r.....
» 7/02/2016 12:34:29 PM HI AJ, Thank you for your gracious response. Yes, I'm probably a bit biased, but biased b.....
» 7/02/2016 10:17:30 AM Hi YEBIGA, The US hasn't laid charges against Assange yet. So perhaps it's a bit paranoid.....
» 7/02/2016 9:24:01 AM Hi Paul, Whenever there is any suggestion in Australia for New Zealand and Australia to b.....
» 7/02/2016 9:16:34 AM YEBIGA, You might be thinking of a different person: Assange hasn't been charged yet with.....
» 7/02/2016 9:09:37 AM Hi AJ, No need to be so tactful, let it all out :) But I was quite hurt to be called righ.....
» 6/02/2016 9:54:35 PM Hi Paul, Isn't New Zealand so beautiful ? I remember driving over the hill to Hokianga an.....
» 6/02/2016 12:54:35 PM Dearest Foxy, Why Sweden's Chief Prosecutor has refused to go to London to interview Assa.....
» 6/02/2016 12:39:21 PM [continued] If anything, the Indigenous population has risen since 1971, to a large exten.....
» 6/02/2016 12:38:08 PM [continued] of the 'highest' numbers given the alternations of droughts and good times. .....
» 6/02/2016 11:35:03 AM God, I'm a slow learner. For the last few years, I've been trying to map the droughts ac.....
» 5/02/2016 10:58:33 PM Hi Paul, I hope that tomorrow is a very fulfilling and rewarding Waitangi Day ! I've been.....
» 5/02/2016 3:38:52 PM So why didn't he front up to court and point all that out ? He would have been a genuine h.....
» 5/02/2016 3:11:09 PM Hi Misanthrope, No, not the English embassy (in England ?!) - the Ecuadorian embassy. He .....
» 5/02/2016 1:47:11 PM Hi Paul, I'm puzzled .... who was detaining him in the Ecuadorian Embassy ? The Ecuadoria.....
» 5/02/2016 10:04:37 AM In Assange's defence, Why do all the rednecks keep picking on Assange ? The man's an obv.....
» 5/02/2016 9:58:33 AM AJ, "<<Homosexuals are not 'vilified'>> "Yes, they are. They’re to.....
» 5/02/2016 9:50:27 AM It's the centre, stupid. Rubio vs Booker vs Bloomberg. It's possible. Hi Pete, Why do a.....
» 4/02/2016 3:07:14 PM Hi Plerdsus, You may have hit upon a sure-fire political agenda - treble government expen.....
» 4/02/2016 11:40:38 AM Hi Paul, Earlier, you noted, " Respect plays an important part in Maori culture, r.....
» 4/02/2016 11:25:44 AM Hi Suse, Sorry, perhaps I interpreted your comments wrongly, as implying that criticism o.....
» 4/02/2016 11:15:26 AM Jayb, I'm honoured to take the credit for Voter's post. You do me proud :) In case some.....
» 4/02/2016 9:54:55 AM Perhaps not, LEGO - it could come down to a contest between Rubio and a Democrat as yet un.....
» 4/02/2016 9:42:30 AM Thanks Killarney and LEGO, I was struggling to find some way to attribute the mass assaul.....
» 4/02/2016 8:56:50 AM Hi Suse, You're as entitled as anybody else to express your opinions. I hope you always c.....
» 3/02/2016 5:47:17 PM Minotaur, I did write: "I should clarify that I do think it's very likely that a ra.....
» 3/02/2016 1:08:58 PM Hi Cobber, "Loudmouth the Christians are burning witches in Africa and other places .....
» 3/02/2016 12:55:13 PM Suse, Straw man ? " .... a liar looking for any reason to vilify all Muslims for th.....
» 3/02/2016 11:08:33 AM I thought rape was a crime of violence. At least, if the bastard is non-Muslim. And that t.....
» 3/02/2016 10:59:41 AM Suseonline, "We would be better off without organized religions at all". And am.....
» 3/02/2016 10:45:13 AM [continued] I wonder if people think, well, there HAD to be massacres, because the pastor.....
» 3/02/2016 10:38:18 AM Hi Minotaur, Greg Lehman's review of Clements, in 'Aboriginal History', Vol. 39, 2015, ma.....
» 3/02/2016 10:09:08 AM In today's Australian, Hugo Rifkind (who I always thought was on the left?) wrote along th.....
» 2/02/2016 9:42:47 PM Not really, Suse. Perhaps what appals most of us blokes on this thread is the shocking ma.....
» 2/02/2016 8:11:13 PM Minotaur, I should clarify that I do think it's very likely that a range of killings took.....
» 2/02/2016 5:07:22 PM Minotaur, Well, it's been ten years since I read Windschuttle's first volume. So just ove.....
» 2/02/2016 11:42:22 AM Hi Cobber, Yes, we should condemn philosophies that are primitive, thousands of years old.....
» 2/02/2016 11:12:44 AM Suse, I suppose we should be grateful that at least somebody who purports to be an ex-fem.....
» 2/02/2016 9:19:38 AM Surely one has to pursue the truth, no matter what ? And certainly when so many women have.....
» 2/02/2016 9:11:04 AM [continued] couple of thousand letters from the four or five superintendents between 1880.....
» 2/02/2016 9:08:33 AM Minotaur, I know you won't but you could have a look at Windschuttle's massive book on Ta.....
» 1/02/2016 10:49:58 PM Hi John Big Mac, I moved with my wife and kids over to New Zealand back in 1969 for a cou.....
» 1/02/2016 4:04:29 PM Hi Aka, You assert: " Indigenous Australians are very smart and learn quickly, and o.....
» 1/02/2016 3:33:37 PM Hi Minotaur, Welcome to your introduction to Indigenous history. [This is my third attemp.....
» 1/02/2016 2:51:22 PM [continued] That's how it was. A very ingenious people with incredibly limited technology.....
» 1/02/2016 2:48:38 PM AJ, You're asking, did any of these occur ? - anally penetrate young boys as a part of t.....
» 1/02/2016 9:52:46 AM AJ, Wow, I haven't heard or read that term 'full-blood' except in its contextualised form.....
» 31/01/2016 1:35:27 PM AJ, Perhaps you need to read more, learn more, if you want to make any thoughtful contrib.....
» 30/01/2016 10:10:09 AM [continued] The mere presence of whites, the ration system, horses, ships, clothing, toba.....
» 30/01/2016 10:07:01 AM AJ, Where to start ? is there any point ? Yes, of course, even casting pearls before swin.....
» 29/01/2016 1:51:05 PM Hi Aj, Where to start ? Here's as good as any: " .... But I’m more interested in th.....
» 29/01/2016 10:10:34 AM AJ, " .... trying to portray Indigenous Australians as hopeless.... " Why even.....
» 29/01/2016 10:01:38 AM Hi AJ, The term "cultural dispossession." has been around for a very long time,.....
» 29/01/2016 9:23:06 AM Hi AJ. If you read Radcliffe-Brown's exposition on the Aboriginal population, you may und.....
» 28/01/2016 3:05:05 PM Hi again Cossomby, Yes, whether we've ever been in business or not, we probably don't rea.....
» 28/01/2016 2:51:19 PM Hi Runner, As you suggest, some people .... feed the aboriginals the usual (whites stole .....
» 28/01/2016 2:39:12 PM Hi Drab, Jeez, I thought I had a self-effacing pen-name: I'm sure you're not ! In SA and.....
» 28/01/2016 12:23:21 PM Hi Paul, Indigenous people are as intelligent as anybody else. Keep that in mind. By av.....
» 28/01/2016 10:04:26 AM Thirty billion gets spent each year on Indigenous welfare. Tell me about disadvantage. Ye.....
» 28/01/2016 9:47:59 AM Hi Paul, Sorry, what's your point ? People commit offences, they face the consequences. S.....
» 28/01/2016 9:34:22 AM Hi AJ, Yes, he is cited in that Kinfu article, page 2, about two-thirds of the way down: .....
» 28/01/2016 9:14:53 AM Hi paul, Two months, three months, whatever. What's the incubation period for smallpox ? .....
» 27/01/2016 10:21:19 PM Sorry, Cossomby, I meant Mr Opinionated. Cheers, Joe.....
» 27/01/2016 10:15:12 PM Hi AJ, One of your sources suggests " .... The estimates varied from a minimum figur.....
» 27/01/2016 8:33:07 PM Cossomby, you wouldhave no idea; sorry. prigyb, You declaim about " .... the peopl.....
» 27/01/2016 8:23:20 PM Hi AJ, Those figures are quite ludicrous. Even Butlin didn't float off into the ether wit.....
» 27/01/2016 7:00:09 PM Misopinion, 'Hidden' ? If you check out my web-site, www.fitstsourcves.info, you'll find .....
» 27/01/2016 6:57:49 PM pribyg, 1. No. 2. No. 3. Yes, pretty much, all things considered. 4-7. A bit of a sid.....
» 27/01/2016 4:25:45 PM Good onya, Pete :).....
» 27/01/2016 12:42:49 PM Jayb, "Don't clean their yards or house of rubbish." Don't you realise that it.....
» 27/01/2016 11:33:15 AM Actually, Paul, that's an interesting point: there don't appear to have been ANY other out.....
» 27/01/2016 11:24:37 AM Paul, The First Fleet left England on 13 May 1787. It arrived in Australia 18 January 178.....
» 27/01/2016 11:13:54 AM Henry Ergas put it succinctly last weekend about Trump: he quoted the philosopher Groucho .....
» 27/01/2016 11:09:42 AM Misopinion, "The whites have stolen their land, raped their women, murdered their me.....
» 27/01/2016 9:14:29 AM Yprgb, Isn't hyperbole fun ? "New diseases killed hundreds of thousands, greedy squa.....
» 27/01/2016 8:52:13 AM HI Jayb, Give Gooda time, he'll come up with something really substantial. Nah, just ki.....
» 27/01/2016 8:33:05 AM Hi Paul, A series of long bows ? 1. Did any passengers or crew or convicts pick up small.....
» 26/01/2016 5:46:07 PM Hi Arjay, Perhaps you're right, we're soooooo powerful, but sooooooo bad, we can push peo.....
» 26/01/2016 5:32:39 PM In relation to the US - this might be a terribly cynical thing to say - but people get the.....
» 26/01/2016 4:08:53 PM Hi Is Mise, Down here in SA, there seemed to be a common pattern: * groups would come d.....
» 26/01/2016 1:24:58 PM Hi Pete, Yeah, I can top that: [curse you, Ancestry.com ! ] I had a gr-gr-gr-grandfather,.....
» 26/01/2016 1:00:48 PM OTB, Aidan, That reference to a smallpox outbreak in 1789: smallpox has a definite incuba.....
» 25/01/2016 7:27:01 PM Hi Foxy, Four thousand years ago, the ancient Hebrews, along with the ancient Babylonians.....
» 25/01/2016 4:11:35 PM Hi Rhosty, Maybe we should be working towards genuine recognition and reconciliation: *.....
» 25/01/2016 12:12:14 PM [continued] I think that traditionally, young children were not exactly highly valued - t.....
» 25/01/2016 12:01:57 PM Hi Bernie, A review of that book by the 'Blind Moses', Tjalkabota (1927), is available on.....
» 25/01/2016 10:59:04 AM Thanks, George, I'll have to use that - 'maximum-generation Australians.' But so many I.....
» 25/01/2016 10:05:14 AM Hi David, I was just looking at the NT Census figures going back to 1971, and trying to a.....
» 25/01/2016 8:51:43 AM Hi David, I don't know what you mean by 'the dumb ones' - working people don't need - and.....
» 24/01/2016 12:11:27 PM Hi SoG, I haven't said anything about massacres, yet. Of course, they probably occurred, .....
» 24/01/2016 10:38:56 AM [continued] Then you write, " .... the elders would not submit and were murdered ind.....
» 24/01/2016 10:37:35 AM Hi SoG, I would strongly dispute much of what you write. Where to start ? First off, let.....
» 24/01/2016 10:11:00 AM [continued] Altogether, the total Indigenous population may not have risen, on average, m.....
» 24/01/2016 10:08:35 AM Looking at those adjusted figures, what struck me first was the likelihood that there were.....
» 24/01/2016 8:15:20 AM Dearest Foxy, Aboriginal women had the vote in South Australia from 1894, before women ha.....
» 23/01/2016 5:51:19 PM Hi Steve, When you write " .... Surely their are many ideas worth debating, worth su.....
» 23/01/2016 5:31:02 PM [continued] kids at a mission were from different groups and, although they spoke English.....
» 23/01/2016 5:27:01 PM Hi SoG, One day, we'll all have to debate in real depth about the benefits and losses for.....
» 23/01/2016 12:42:47 PM Jayb, What, King Arthur is just an allegory ?! But what about the sword in the lake stuff.....
» 23/01/2016 10:58:42 AM Dearest Foxy, Oy. Myths and legends and fairy tales are not necessarily true. They are 'e.....
» 23/01/2016 10:36:42 AM Hi Foxy, "We need to face up to our history, to embrace the past in all its aspects,.....
» 23/01/2016 8:49:31 AM Dear Foxy, A bit disappointing: " .... You believe what you believe - I heard too ma.....
» 22/01/2016 5:48:33 PM In their fascinating book, 'The Invention of Tradition', Terence Ranger and Eric Hobsbawm .....
» 22/01/2016 5:30:06 PM Jeez, Is Mise, Now you've got me salivating, achin' for bacon ! And Polish sausage ! And .....
» 22/01/2016 3:40:29 PM Foxy, "Just take the time to do the research." Thank you, Foxy. What do you .....
» 22/01/2016 2:17:38 PM Question from a real dumb-arse: * if none of us ate pork or beef or chicken or lamb, who.....
» 22/01/2016 2:07:57 PM Dearest Foxy, As you say, " .... we should not deride the evidence .... " But .....
» 22/01/2016 10:25:45 AM Dearest Foxy, I most respectfully disagree: " .... the question is no longer what we.....
» 22/01/2016 9:34:26 AM Hi Nick, You airily suggest: "Clergy didn't organise killing parties , it was police.....
» 22/01/2016 8:44:42 AM Hi Nick, Where to start ? Austronesian traders were taking goods from PNG and - probably.....
» 22/01/2016 8:21:40 AM Hi Suse, I wouldn't worry if I were you, it's all a circus, and there are obviously plent.....
» 21/01/2016 10:42:43 AM Hi Divergence, Still trying to untangle that one :) Are you saying that you would vote f.....
» 21/01/2016 10:10:43 AM Hi SM, No, of course not, and I don't think it will happen like that. It's possible that .....
» 21/01/2016 9:53:52 AM Hi Divergence, Trump may seem like a fool to say such rude things about Blacks, Hispanic.....
» 21/01/2016 8:29:39 AM Hi Robert, Being a bit partial to conspiracy theories, I wouldn't mind betting that Hilla.....
» 20/01/2016 2:14:12 PM Lamb .... mmmmmmm Or maybe bacon ........mmmmmmmm Or pork chops ........ mmmmmmmm Chi.....
» 20/01/2016 1:25:08 PM Hi Foxy, One case ? Eight years ago ? Gosh. How many kids have been pulled up for carryin.....
» 20/01/2016 12:57:35 PM Dearest Foxy, You suggest that ' .... in school where other children who have no concept .....
» 20/01/2016 12:25:41 PM Dearest Foxy, Almost all the Indigenous people I know couldn't give a toss about Australi.....
» 20/01/2016 12:17:53 PM Dearest Foxy, Until Sikhs start stabbing old women and young pregnant women in the back w.....
» 20/01/2016 12:08:33 PM Hi David, Pastoralists have needed, and used, Aboriginal labour from the beginning. This .....
» 20/01/2016 10:52:49 AM Suse, As you say, "Is it the Indigenous people's fault if some Caucasian people pass.....
» 20/01/2016 9:27:41 AM In the more remote areas, there is very little inter-marriage between Indigenous and non-I.....
» 20/01/2016 9:03:33 AM Paul, You wrote: "Mother Teresa was greatly admired, no doubt about that, but hardly.....
» 20/01/2016 8:58:20 AM Paul and Suse, I could be wrong but my understanding is that there were nine or ten times.....
» 19/01/2016 5:21:15 PM G'day Jayb, Good point. But I was watching an SBS program last night about a group in Eth.....
» 19/01/2016 4:31:33 PM Thanks O Sung Wu, That was an amazing generation, wasn't it ? Maybe born before or during.....
» 19/01/2016 4:16:53 PM Hi Jayb, I've never been called 'Shady lane'; an PE teacher at Wagga called me Melody, an.....
» 19/01/2016 3:53:06 PM Hi Toni, Yes, of course, that was my point. I'm all for the children of illegal immigrant.....
» 19/01/2016 1:43:10 PM Role-models: there really are so many. Norman Borlaug came along after massive improvemen.....
» 19/01/2016 12:53:19 PM Hi Paul, I think I've seen TV footage of kids in hijabs waiting for the school bus in Nau.....
» 19/01/2016 11:07:32 AM [continued] one-man 'Department', the 'Aborigines' Department' here in SA, i.e. the Prote.....
» 19/01/2016 11:04:11 AM Hi David, I'm a bit sceptical about oral accounts of people being stopped from speaking t.....
» 19/01/2016 8:56:56 AM Hi Dvid, If you want to find out whether or not missionaries tried to destroy traditional.....
» 19/01/2016 8:43:55 AM Hi Paul, Isn't it fun to find a stick to shove up the government ? It depends how you de.....
» 18/01/2016 6:40:56 PM Thanks David, Israeli Arabs could serve in the armed forces if they wished to ? But not i.....
» 18/01/2016 5:21:10 PM Hi Foxy and Banjo, Overstayers tend to be tourists and/or backpackers. Short-termers. [Do.....
» 18/01/2016 4:14:26 PM Hi Nick, God, you learn so much on OLO, you really do. I blame Wikipedia. In all of thos.....
» 18/01/2016 10:47:55 AM Toni, Well, it sounds a lot less rude than "effable". Like "ept", &qu.....
» 18/01/2016 10:36:06 AM Hi David F., So ....... all Israel has to do is NOT call itself a democracy and everythin.....
» 18/01/2016 8:55:53 AM Just found this thread - I've been distracted by reading about the quarter of a million de.....
» 17/01/2016 7:01:30 PM Hi Yuyutsu, As an atheist, I was very taken with your description: "For others, ho.....
» 17/01/2016 5:21:29 PM Hi Cherful, Urban Indigenous people have an inter-marriage rate of more than 90 %. Among.....
» 17/01/2016 1:08:30 PM Hi Nick, Maybe the term 'fascist' is a bit out of time, anachronistic ? But you put your .....
» 17/01/2016 11:21:56 AM Hi Nick, I'm puzzled over your depiction of "Hindu SE Asian fascist religious system.....
» 16/01/2016 5:45:54 PM Hi Cherful, What you say is right up to a point. But in the modern world, given that ther.....
» 16/01/2016 3:57:42 PM Hi Steele, I enthusiastically agree with your suggestion that "there is a case for .....
» 16/01/2016 3:22:57 PM Thank you, you blokes, this has been a real education. Is it time for a shake-up of the en.....
» 16/01/2016 3:14:50 PM Hi David F., I would dearly love to agree with you: " Ethnic nationalism is a conse.....
» 15/01/2016 7:12:45 PM Hi Duck, You make the comment that: " .... Interesting start to the essay in its c.....
» 15/01/2016 1:21:13 PM Thanks Pogi, I'm quite impressed about what is being taught in high school these days :) .....
» 15/01/2016 8:45:23 AM Hi Cobber, Mortgage. It's true what you say but a bit irrelevant. Currently, in many,.....
» 14/01/2016 1:38:40 PM Hi Cobber, You suggest rightly that " .... we still get religious (particularly on t.....
» 14/01/2016 7:18:23 AM Hi Paul, There are no gods. Gods don't create ethical systems, societies do, and then san.....
» 13/01/2016 8:20:22 PM Hi Paul, You may be onto something - because of Jim Jones and the Branch [branch of what?.....
» 13/01/2016 7:02:20 PM Dearest Foxy, Somebody got in before me, to point out that, so far, no SDA or JW has blow.....
» 13/01/2016 2:07:21 PM Hi Geoff, I always suspect that people who go on about the evils of religion, as if that .....
» 13/01/2016 1:47:00 PM Hi Cobber, Well, I did mention "Judaic-Greek-Roman influences," and "early.....
» 13/01/2016 9:50:16 AM Hi Rhosty, Those who won't learn from history may not be doomed to repeat it, but neither.....
» 13/01/2016 8:54:38 AM Hi Nigel, Religions involve some belief in supernatural figures and mythical actions, AND.....
» 12/01/2016 2:06:16 PM It seems that there is a word for what those men do - if you can remember that American re.....
» 11/01/2016 7:15:55 PM Hi Bazz, Yes, I think you are on the mark. One of the problems with rentier economies, i......
» 11/01/2016 3:35:51 PM Hi Bazz, Which is probably why Obama has been trying to maintain a balancing act since th.....
» 11/01/2016 11:03:52 AM Dearest Foxy, I agree, but so is, and does, your MP. Of course, if a plebiscite is not .....
» 11/01/2016 9:02:41 AM Hi Rhosty, Plebiscites are very rare in Australia, and I think that, since they are not b.....
» 11/01/2016 8:52:36 AM Hi Rhosty, The brilliant Henry Ergas has a great article in today's Australian, putting m.....
» 10/01/2016 1:24:56 PM Hi Kactuz, Yes, fascinating: Der Spiegel even tries to spread the blame: "But this .....
» 10/01/2016 11:29:21 AM Hi Jayb, Christ, that sounds painful. Take it easy and the best of luck, I hope it all go.....
» 9/01/2016 2:41:09 PM Hi 579, What a pity - you started out okay, and then lurched to ridiculous hyperbole: &q.....
» 9/01/2016 12:15:40 PM Hi 579, From Wikipedia, 'Australia defines 'referendum' as a vote to change the constit.....
» 9/01/2016 9:25:58 AM Interesting point, Runner. Down the track, if - hypothetically - our politicians agree o.....
» 8/01/2016 7:36:21 PM On the other hand, I'm confident that the feminists on this thread will be outraged by the.....
» 8/01/2016 7:30:36 PM Hi Pete, I think he is Ahmaddiya Muslim, one of the persecuted groups in Indonesia and Pa.....
» 8/01/2016 4:03:44 PM Hi Pete, A 'pogrom' usually involves many people being killed indiscriminately because of.....
» 8/01/2016 9:06:56 AM [continued] So of course, they flee: the numbers won't slow down. So where can those poor.....
» 8/01/2016 9:01:09 AM Hi Jay, That second reference is to an article of more than eight years ago, but is amazi.....
» 8/01/2016 8:31:15 AM [continued] BUT that does put the onus on those innocent believers not to find excuses fo.....
» 8/01/2016 8:28:40 AM Hi Aqeel, "We don't expect every Christian to condemn the so-called "Christian&.....
» 7/01/2016 5:59:36 PM Hi Toni, Ah ! I get it now. The game is 'diversion': so if anybody criticises Islam for i.....
» 7/01/2016 8:10:30 AM Thanks Toni, As an atheist, that's one of my favourite Christian lessons. Given that Isl.....
» 6/01/2016 7:15:32 PM Hi Toni, You concluded that 'Maybe an Australian JB Hi-Fi isn't the best place to go prow.....
» 6/01/2016 4:29:52 PM Hi Toni, Well, he did put it in inverted commas: //The German sex attacks were by 'modera.....
» 6/01/2016 12:56:42 PM Dear Foxy, So people shouldn't be fleeing Syria ? They should stay and wait for an opport.....
» 6/01/2016 10:44:53 AM Dear Foxy, A delightful straw man ! Who says that Muslims commit ALL violent offences ? A.....
» 5/01/2016 10:55:06 AM Dearest Foxy, I have to disagree with you: "I hesitate about condemning other cultu.....
» 5/01/2016 9:02:39 AM Dearest Foxy, Child marriages should be illegal, no matter where: hick US, Muslim countri.....
» 5/01/2016 8:37:15 AM 579, Possessive: <Treasury's>, not treasuries. <Its>, not it's. Plural: <.....
» 4/01/2016 5:58:40 PM Hi runner, Are you referring to the practice, hopefully not in Australia, of overnight 'm.....
» 4/01/2016 9:55:37 AM Hi Jayb, "I hope that any verses in the Koran which denigrate women or diminish thei.....
» 4/01/2016 8:44:53 AM Dearest Foxy, I think that the 'demonization of Islam' is a bit over-stated. On the one h.....
» 4/01/2016 8:08:43 AM Dearest Foxy, As you suggest, everybody cherry-picks: there are passages in the Old Testa.....
» 3/01/2016 8:50:47 AM Hi Is Mise, And it didn't stop there: at one time in the NT, most of the non-Indigenous p.....
» 2/01/2016 2:07:52 PM [continued] you might say, I was completely sane, and therefore unable to commit a terror.....
» 2/01/2016 1:59:41 PM Hi Suse, "Terrorists who kill in the name of their God are criminally insane....no m.....
» 2/01/2016 10:14:55 AM The caravan moves on, but the dogs keep barking......
» 31/12/2015 10:10:16 AM Hi Toni, There is a total fire ban in SA today, so I'll have to store your straw men for .....
» 31/12/2015 8:04:50 AM To get back to topic, I would suggest that, like adherents to other religions, the great m.....
» 30/12/2015 8:48:01 PM Hi Toni, That's 'culture' for you: the sanctioning of power structures, which historicall.....
» 30/12/2015 7:16:33 PM Dear Foxy, And Genesis was written, what ? 2,500 years ago ? And what proportion of Jewis.....
» 29/12/2015 9:02:12 PM Dearest Foxy, I agree with you. I hope that in 2016, no poor breast-feeding woman is muti.....
» 29/12/2015 9:54:55 AM Hi Toni, I'm intrigued by your suggestion: "So when various anti-Semites over the c.....
» 29/12/2015 9:46:48 AM Hi Cherful, Maybe my memory is faulty, but I seem to recall that, although Italians were .....
» 28/12/2015 6:07:56 PM Hi Suse, No, I think you are on the wrong track. And I don't recall all Catholics being s.....
» 28/12/2015 4:30:34 PM Hi Suse, Sorry, that's not racism: if Muslims can be of any 'race' whatever, and if - as .....
» 28/12/2015 8:16:48 AM Hi KIllarney, Fascinating ! Your comment that " .... this is a reverse projection .....
» 26/12/2015 2:29:23 PM Dearest Foxy, I couldn't say it any better than O Sung Wu. Hi O Sung Wu, Stick in ther.....
» 26/12/2015 2:18:19 PM Hi David, I don't disagree necessarily with anything you have written here, except that y.....
» 26/12/2015 8:32:25 AM AJ & LEGO, Who gives a toss ? Get a room. Joe.....
» 25/12/2015 4:00:11 PM Hi O Sung Wu, Right back at you, brother. Joe.....
» 25/12/2015 11:42:13 AM Dearest Foxy, Well, that brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, dear. You won't be alone to.....
» 25/12/2015 11:39:17 AM Hi Tony, I hope AGW helps to make it warmer for you there :) What tragedies would ensue i.....
» 25/12/2015 10:58:28 AM Dearest Foxy, There is something beautifully adolescent about revolutions - flash ! and i.....
» 25/12/2015 9:36:25 AM Dearest Foxy, There is a fascinating article in the Guardian about Adela Pankhurst: http.....
» 25/12/2015 8:42:42 AM Dearest Foxy, I'm still chewing over your suggestion ' to hear from contributors to this .....
» 25/12/2015 8:28:57 AM Hi Tony, I'm glad to hear about Apple. But my point was, can renewable energy be produced.....
» 25/12/2015 8:23:16 AM Hi Killarney, Why do you have to over-do it ? Anything the West has done in the general r.....
» 24/12/2015 3:24:16 PM Hi Tony, When you say 'cheaper', do you include all the construction costs - were all the.....
» 24/12/2015 3:17:56 PM Just to somehow get this thread back on track (although I think it's heading off towards T.....
» 24/12/2015 10:36:29 AM Dearest Foxy, I had no idea that you had had an accident ! I'm sure that there are many o.....
» 23/12/2015 6:02:05 PM G'day Runner, Thank you, stick to your principles - they seem to be in short supply these.....
» 23/12/2015 12:05:04 PM Dream On, Interesting: you write that "The assumption that the Koran is about imag.....
» 23/12/2015 8:29:03 AM Hi Killarney, I guess you now feel really truly superior for writing all that - that you .....
» 22/12/2015 7:59:15 PM Hi Suse, The powers that be create 'God' in their own image, Suse :) - and not just how h.....
» 22/12/2015 11:21:02 AM Hi Runner, You suggest that I'm too smart to be an atheist. You over-estimate me, I AM an.....
» 22/12/2015 10:06:11 AM Hi Eillidh, I should imagine that what the desperately poor dream of is money and what it.....
» 22/12/2015 8:37:20 AM [continued] Of course, there is one idiot strategy that I suspect some are still attached.....
» 22/12/2015 8:27:50 AM Hi David, Thanks for your valuable insights. I have to admit to thinking when I was a kid.....
» 21/12/2015 4:37:50 PM Hi Eillidh, Your dream is already partly achieved - there are now millions of people in a.....
» 21/12/2015 4:29:17 PM Hi runner, Perhaps you could be partially right, but I'm sure there are atheists like me .....
» 21/12/2015 2:26:02 PM I Misangthrope, All gods are illusions, invented by people. We live on this earth for one.....
» 21/12/2015 1:50:08 PM Hi Ateday, Sorry to tell you, but the End is not Nigh. Birth-rates around the world have .....
» 21/12/2015 10:16:01 AM Hi Suse, Of course most sensible people believe that there never have been any gods. Bu.....
» 21/12/2015 8:36:33 AM Hi Peter, From an atheist's point of view, of course the depiction of a god by Christians.....
» 20/12/2015 8:01:16 PM Hi Geoff, Probably most of us on this thread are atheists, who would partly agree with yo.....
» 20/12/2015 1:25:44 PM Perhaps, after an ordinary common-or-garden atrocity, purportedly in the name of Allah, we.....
» 20/12/2015 11:56:51 AM [continued] Perhaps the European foundation on Roman law, with its focus on the rights of.....
» 20/12/2015 11:45:37 AM To get back to topic [Christ, I'd hate to go fishing with some of you fellas, we'd end up .....
» 19/12/2015 4:27:12 PM Hi Suse, You're right, Saudi Arabia - on aggregate - is one of the richest countries on e.....
» 19/12/2015 1:16:12 PM [continued] Not to mention that 'a dictatorship of the proletariat' does seem to have tot.....
» 19/12/2015 1:12:10 PM Thanks David, I think we are probably now on the same page. It's characteristic that writ.....
» 18/12/2015 7:37:29 PM Hi Jonathan, Perhaps you're right, if this is anything to go by - a 400-page exposition o.....
» 18/12/2015 7:22:47 PM Hi Nnn, I think the royal families of France and Britain were quite separate - for one th.....
» 18/12/2015 4:18:05 PM Hi nnn, I think I get it: are you suggesting a sort of historical counter-factual - what .....
» 18/12/2015 1:40:20 PM People commit offences in gaol. I suppose that people gaoled for terrorism offences would .....
» 18/12/2015 11:17:14 AM Just for reference, here is the Koran on-line: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/koran/kora.....
» 18/12/2015 8:05:02 AM Hi Killarney, Fascinating. There's an article in today's Australian on Fukuyama's 'end of.....
» 17/12/2015 4:48:08 PM Thanks David, I guess you know where I'm coming from. My grandad was a Wobbly: he distrus.....
» 16/12/2015 9:04:46 PM For God's sake, Suse, that was more than three thousand years ago ! Is that the best (wors.....
» 16/12/2015 3:22:18 PM David f, Spain was a colony of the Moors for nearly eight hundred years. Since the Ottoma.....
» 16/12/2015 1:07:56 PM Hi Suse, If we were having this conversation twenty years ago, we would be quite justifia.....
» 16/12/2015 7:35:36 AM Hi Suse, Murder, rape and slavery in the name of ANY religion is evil - in fact, in the n.....
» 15/12/2015 5:39:59 PM Hi Paul, News: Abbott is no longer prime minister. Nor is Howard. But if it helps, we c.....
» 15/12/2015 2:51:55 PM I think the author gilds the Islamic lily somewhat: many 'rescuers' of old Greek and Roan .....
» 15/12/2015 8:16:09 AM Hi Bazz, You're partly right about solar panels (and by extension, wind towers): ".....
» 14/12/2015 4:26:24 PM Hi Bazz, I'm not sure if your two sentences go together: "when the price of oil & c.....
» 14/12/2015 3:06:07 PM Hi Jonathan, In that case, I'll read it twice. Joe.....
» 14/12/2015 10:47:58 AM Hi Grateful, In the book rumoured to have been handed down to Muhamed from Allah, this in.....
» 14/12/2015 10:28:04 AM [continued] Not to mention that the surahs are completely un-chronological. So are parts .....
» 14/12/2015 10:15:11 AM Hi Grateful, Today's verses, an entire surah actually, it's quite short: The Dawn In th.....
» 14/12/2015 9:08:38 AM Hi Divergence, Still sore :) You rightly note that: "Anyone who thinks that either .....
» 14/12/2015 7:11:36 AM In calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie in 1989, the Ayatollah Khomeini wrote: ".....
» 13/12/2015 10:53:04 PM Hi Jonathan, Yes, I've used that term myself a few times and it is used in this fascinati.....
» 13/12/2015 3:16:43 PM Hi Divergence, I wouldn't worry if I were you - technology will be developed, by hungry c.....
» 13/12/2015 3:03:15 PM I've just come across this fascinating e-book: http://www.conflicts.rem33.com/images/book.....
» 13/12/2015 8:11:21 AM [continued] [5.38] And (as for) the man who steals and the woman who steals, cut off thei.....
» 13/12/2015 8:06:47 AM Hi Grateful, While we're waiting, I thought I'd put up the 'Verse of Peace' along with ne.....
» 12/12/2015 3:44:12 PM Hi Ateday, Thanks for that unnecessary attempted kick in the nuts. Do you mean 'a populat.....
» 12/12/2015 10:12:13 AM Hi Ateday, Don't confuse decline in population (which obviously isn't happening yet) with.....
» 11/12/2015 1:45:11 PM Hi Bazz, Well, yes, I suppose it's not new, but there has been a resurgence of that oppos.....
» 11/12/2015 1:29:47 PM Hi Divergence, Good luck then at the next elections. If the Labor party fields a candidat.....
» 11/12/2015 8:41:26 AM Who ? Mr 3% ? Who really won the North Sydney by-election ? With 3% ? In your dreams :) .....
» 11/12/2015 8:35:13 AM Hi Grateful, We really are talking past each other. As a kafir, I don't really care much .....
» 11/12/2015 8:22:22 AM Hi Bazz, Yes, I agree that we, the West, Australia, whatever, is facing forces which woul.....
» 10/12/2015 5:50:05 PM Sorry, Grateful, I don't understand what you are asking me to do. Are you asking me to fin.....
» 10/12/2015 4:29:32 PM Hi Grateful, It is probably futile to argue rationally against faith, since its logic is .....
» 10/12/2015 10:00:25 AM Hi AC, Maybe ISIS is not strictly a Saudi tool, it's going its own way: yes, way back, th.....
» 10/12/2015 8:56:18 AM Hi Grateful, Sorry, your 'authorities' mean nothing to me, no more than the 'authority' o.....
» 10/12/2015 8:30:54 AM Of course, some cultural practices are vastly superior to others. After all, that's how an.....
» 10/12/2015 8:02:58 AM Hi icallmyselfacentristmoderatenoseriously, Always good for a laugh :) "Loudmouth, .....
» 9/12/2015 3:58:40 PM Hi Alice, Actually Bahasa Indonesia is a beautiful language, and not too hard to learn, f.....
» 9/12/2015 3:33:39 PM Hi Alice and Divergence, It's not all doom and gloom, you know. As standards of living ri.....
» 8/12/2015 5:11:27 PM Hi Bazz, In many early pastoral and agricultural societies, land was held by the entire c.....
» 8/12/2015 5:02:47 PM [continued] I think that is courage. Not some scumbags machine-gunning a theatre crowd or.....
» 8/12/2015 4:02:38 PM Hi AC, How on earth do you join those dots ? Of all current trouble spots, I think Yemen .....
» 8/12/2015 10:41:02 AM [continued] Here's a simple question: would you believe in a god (or goddess) if there wa.....
» 8/12/2015 9:13:09 AM Hi Grateful, One of the problems with an 'appeal to authority' is that it means nothing t.....
» 8/12/2015 7:48:41 AM [continued] There is a sort of deep racism in Australia, 'institutional racism', if you l.....
» 8/12/2015 7:42:52 AM Hi LEGO, You assert that 'Any person who has any trace of aboriginal descent gets a free .....
» 7/12/2015 9:58:02 PM Yeah, sorry, mhaze, I meant 'Areas .... are still slowly rising, sort of on the rebound. H.....
» 7/12/2015 9:53:54 PM Hi Jules, Even if the Yanks were pure evil incarnate, I don't recall that they overthrew .....
» 7/12/2015 1:07:42 PM Hi Bazz, That's wonderful news ! Indonesian women are often so beautiful - for some reaso.....
» 7/12/2015 12:13:58 PM Hi Jayb, Well, yes, as an infidel, I often feel quite anxious that, if they knew, many Mu.....
» 7/12/2015 11:55:13 AM So, what is happening within the Indigenous population ? On the one hand, we read report.....
» 7/12/2015 10:56:29 AM In what universe are Islamo-fascists anything but extreme Right-wing, if we insist on usin.....
» 7/12/2015 10:46:11 AM Hi AC, Measuring the shoreline is a very complicated business. For example, take the effe.....
» 7/12/2015 10:29:28 AM [continued] And the contradictions almost explode off the page here: 'Western liberals in.....
» 7/12/2015 10:25:38 AM [continued] And what utopian governments? 'Western civil society must urgently recognize .....
» 7/12/2015 10:18:20 AM This is a very interesting paper, if I read it right. I've read it through two or three ti.....
» 7/12/2015 8:37:57 AM Hi Geoff, Optimistic ? That's your interpretation ? Yes, I suppose it could be so, but my.....
» 6/12/2015 5:18:49 PM [continued] One thing that's bugged me, more about Christian church services really: if p.....
» 6/12/2015 5:15:15 PM Hi Grateful, Yes those verses were chosen at random, actually with my eyes closed. No, .....
» 6/12/2015 3:18:55 PM Sorry, some of you Henny Pennys, for piddling in your punch bowl but here's a prediction w.....
» 6/12/2015 12:14:42 PM Hi 579, It's 6 December 2015. Any change in those numbers after the last eighteen months .....
» 6/12/2015 11:12:32 AM As I understand it, at the time of the last election, there were two thousand refugee chil.....
» 6/12/2015 9:40:30 AM Hi McCackie, Rather bitter and twisted, as Charlie Sheen would say ? Having led a shelter.....
» 6/12/2015 9:20:09 AM Hi AC, Maybe one problem with any plan in connection with Syria which might upset the Sau.....
» 5/12/2015 7:09:01 PM AC, No, I don't have a conclusive answer to your question: the US has been pretty desulto.....
» 5/12/2015 6:52:07 PM Hi Mac, Yes, I think it's time to clarify who is Right, and who is supporting the extreme.....
» 5/12/2015 11:52:26 AM McCackie, Oh, I think that women are worth it, all right. Ultimately, what else is there .....
» 5/12/2015 11:35:52 AM Hi mac, Yes, by this time next year, 1.5 million refugees will have flooded into Europe f.....
» 5/12/2015 11:17:50 AM Hi AC, I suppose I should go slow. Children can be so temperamental. You suggest that &q.....
» 5/12/2015 9:50:27 AM [ontinued] low-wage, large-families, the temptations of the grog, mothers dying in childb.....
» 5/12/2015 9:49:13 AM Hi Lego, I don't know where people get this idea that 'full-blood' children were ever tak.....
» 4/12/2015 11:16:12 PM Hi AC, Ra ra. What a pity the world is so complicated. So irritating. So would you care.....
» 4/12/2015 11:09:15 PM AC, Yes, later I did. So: * oil is being sent from some Kurdish areas to Turkish ports.....
» 4/12/2015 8:09:07 PM AC, If you re-read my post, or get someone to read it to you, slowly, you would learn tha.....
» 4/12/2015 2:11:19 PM Simone, You have to get the foreplay right. I used to go straight to sleep, but wake up .....
» 4/12/2015 1:59:14 PM AC, Why do you keep thinking hat people in the Middle East are all puppets, to be manipul.....
» 4/12/2015 10:04:48 AM G'day Sara, You got in ahead of me: "Unemployed Indigenous people are 20 times more .....
» 4/12/2015 9:26:50 AM Armchair Critic, Yes, it's possible that people are slipping over the border from Syria i.....
» 4/12/2015 9:18:55 AM Hi Elcalebo, I guess the bigger crime is that the employer covered up for the offences th.....
» 3/12/2015 9:51:49 AM Hi Suse, I can't recall any questions on previous Census forms which were too intrusive -.....
» 3/12/2015 9:27:02 AM G'day Elcalebo, I agree with you, that of course child abuse is not confined to any one c.....
» 3/12/2015 8:57:45 AM Amazing, although I would expect as much from Arjay: The US gave some support for Afghan.....
» 3/12/2015 8:42:45 AM [continued] the Church (etc.) must have the freedom whether or not to recognise what they.....
» 3/12/2015 8:41:37 AM Hi Elcalebo, You're right, in very different types of societies - hunter-gatherers, subsi.....
» 1/12/2015 11:54:29 AM Hi McReal, Then why not call I just that - a 'union' - end of story ? Why involve EITHER .....
» 1/12/2015 10:22:44 AM Hi Imustbeatotalwanker, You make the outrageous claim that "Aboriginal Australians w.....
» 1/12/2015 9:58:26 AM Imacentristmoderatenoreally, But those Christians didn't murder innocent people in the na.....
» 1/12/2015 8:30:31 AM AC, As Bazz says, the US would have known about the 2006-2010 drought - probably every Au.....
» 1/12/2015 8:19:57 AM Aesclepius, Are you fair dinkum ? That if these mass-murderers 'had been soldiers, police.....
» 1/12/2015 8:11:42 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Yes, and because they happen to use publicly-funded roads, water supplies and.....
» 30/11/2015 7:17:26 PM Thank you Grateful, So are you suggesting that all those verses in the Koran about the ki.....
» 30/11/2015 12:14:28 PM Hi Runner, I haven't believed in the One Big Bang Theory for a while - rather, that there.....
» 30/11/2015 11:31:09 AM Hi Runner, I must apologise to you for my cheap shot above. it's been nagging at me for .....
» 29/11/2015 5:48:22 PM Thank you Grateful, I have to admit that I was thinking about the Yazidi women of Sinjar,.....
» 29/11/2015 12:46:58 PM Hi Geoff of Perth, If the earth was round, and went around the sun which stood still, [wh.....
» 29/11/2015 11:27:13 AM Hi David F., Yes, the Enlightenment process is like a path with side-tracks at every ste.....
» 28/11/2015 1:10:36 PM Hi David F., Apart from all the appeals to authority, and the winkling out of the odd quo.....
» 27/11/2015 4:49:53 PM G'day Runner, Many of us have not the slightest problem in believing that we come from th.....
» 27/11/2015 3:37:39 PM Thank you David F for your response, Can you cite any religion that does that ? Which 'co.....
» 27/11/2015 1:45:39 PM Hi David f, Isn't it fun to flog the past ? Perhaps we should dig up Henry VIII and kick .....
» 27/11/2015 9:22:05 AM Pretty much all of us have faith in something, but not necessarily some magical or superna.....
» 26/11/2015 10:58:56 PM Hi Is Mise, No, I don't have any dislike for Catholics, I admire much of their practices .....
» 26/11/2015 2:09:05 PM Hi Imacentristmoderate, Perhaps you're right, but I'm an optimist - I'm confident that ma.....
» 26/11/2015 9:44:51 AM Thank you, Shadow Minister: "As an atheist and someone that supports marriage equali.....
» 25/11/2015 6:04:48 PM Hi imacentristmoderate, Yes, of course, I've pointed that out myself on several occasions.....
» 25/11/2015 4:45:07 PM Hi Imamoderatecentrist, No, I deliberately, explicitly and consciously meant that "W.....
» 25/11/2015 3:07:40 PM Wow. Schadenfreude takes so many forms. There's Geoff jumping for joy from his Perth rooft.....
» 25/11/2015 9:48:38 AM Hi Joseph, You're right, we should be feeling as much in our hearts for the victims of th.....
» 25/11/2015 9:33:55 AM Hi Bazz, Today's random verses, from 'The Rock': [15.87] And certainly We have given you.....
» 24/11/2015 5:48:46 PM I don't know, Bazz, maybe if a person is a wise and deep scholar, they can easily explain .....
» 24/11/2015 4:56:58 PM Hi Bazz, Do you mean by "this only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large);.....
» 24/11/2015 1:08:41 PM Random verses from the Koran for today (from 'The Clans'): [33.26] And He drove down thos.....
» 24/11/2015 9:49:06 AM Sorry, UNE Trahison des Clercs. I always had trouble with the gender of French nouns. I .....
» 24/11/2015 7:53:43 AM On the other hand, Pericles, Jeremy Corbyn is calling for negotiations with ISIS. A willin.....
» 23/11/2015 6:03:05 PM Hi Mikk, 'I didn't know the Kurds were a religious group. I thought they were an ethnic g.....
» 23/11/2015 1:54:58 PM Hi mikk, Suppose that the Kurds expand their hold on territory in northern Syria/Iraq and.....
» 22/11/2015 8:39:51 AM Hi Grteful, Today's random verses, from 'The Cleaving': 82.13] Most surely the righteou.....
» 22/11/2015 7:59:02 AM Hi Steele, I'm certainly not 'mitigating' anything the US has done, simply trying to get .....
» 21/11/2015 12:59:53 PM Hi ttbn & SM, There are around a million Arabs in Israel, I think, who can vote, stand fo.....
» 21/11/2015 9:31:24 AM Hi Luciferase. It's interesting how some Muslims argue, isn't it ? They take your words, .....
» 20/11/2015 8:01:59 PM Hi Arjay, Sometimes I don't know whether or not to defer to a far better satirist. Okay.....
» 20/11/2015 4:46:29 PM Hi ttbn, Mikk and John Ryan may actually be onto something, the hiding of evidence. After.....
» 20/11/2015 4:27:09 PM Hi Grateful, I'm sorry but I don't understand your response. You claimed, "As for ro.....
» 20/11/2015 1:55:41 PM Hi Steele, On that article of Ben Kiernan's: http://www.historyplace.com/pointsofview/kie.....
» 20/11/2015 1:11:03 PM Hi JOhn, It's been a most revelatory week - yesterday Arjay informed us that the US had b.....
» 20/11/2015 1:04:29 PM Hi Grateful, I can appreciate the dilemma that you face, that a vile group like ISIS is a.....
» 20/11/2015 9:14:37 AM The predatory principle, that whatever country one's forces invades, forever remains one's.....
» 20/11/2015 8:15:41 AM Hi SM, I suspect that, once IS is destroyed in Syria and Iraq, other versions will spring.....
» 19/11/2015 11:32:08 PM Hi Steele, Okay, you mean AFTER they were overthrown by the Vietnamese - that's when the .....
» 19/11/2015 4:58:54 PM Thanks Arjay, you're always good for a laugh after a long day. "Pol Pot was financed .....
» 19/11/2015 4:50:17 PM Good grief, I forgot the Egyptians ! They've been irrigating - does anybody remember the s.....
» 19/11/2015 4:25:54 PM Hi Grateful, I don't think that Democritus or Hippocrates or Galen were Muslim ? In short.....
» 19/11/2015 3:54:05 PM Thanks, Tony, for trying to teach me how to suck eggs. "Most things get larger as t.....
» 19/11/2015 12:49:20 PM If it's any help, I always watch the women's Grand Final, at Wimbledon, Paris, Flushing Me.....
» 19/11/2015 11:23:48 AM Thank you, Grateful. When you write, "These are Muslims standing for the same values.....
» 19/11/2015 9:07:39 AM Hi JF Aus, It hit forty degrees yesterday in Adelaide. I'm sure that many people would ha.....
» 19/11/2015 8:34:25 AM In the cause of Islamo-deconstruction, or Islamocritica, I've been puzzling about Muhammad.....
» 19/11/2015 8:07:43 AM Hi Yuyutsu, I think I can see where you're coming from. The problem would be how to extri.....
» 18/11/2015 4:51:39 PM Hi Steele, You're missing the point: Stick-Up-The-Arse political commentary like Bilger's.....
» 18/11/2015 4:30:26 PM Hi ttbn, mhaze, So it's a bit like the position of the Bible in, say, 1450, before the in.....
» 18/11/2015 1:11:34 PM In the book of the religion of peace, many verses are 'abrogated' - that is, a later verse.....
» 18/11/2015 12:01:57 PM "From Pol Pot to ISIS: the blood never dried." Yes, indeed, Bilger is right for.....
» 18/11/2015 11:41:09 AM Thank you Yuyutsu, In a democracy, we vote for our local members, and State representativ.....
» 18/11/2015 9:40:12 AM Toni, [continued] In the meantime, a 'true' Muslim would contend, Shari'a law must be im.....
» 18/11/2015 9:34:23 AM Thanks Toni, I suspect that defeating ISIS militarily will be just Round One in a very lo.....
» 17/11/2015 1:26:26 PM Now that the democratic Kurdish forces have driven the fascists out of Sinjar, they are di.....
» 17/11/2015 6:48:36 AM "Islamocritica" is perhaps a better description of the position of many of us on.....
» 16/11/2015 3:10:31 PM Hi Grateful, I appreciate that you have an enormous task in front of you, should you choo.....
» 16/11/2015 6:52:56 AM FellowBogan, I put this up earlier on another thread: "In the light of the atrociti.....
» 15/11/2015 7:18:14 PM Hi Mhaze, Not really: it depends how you define war: if you declare that "all wars (.....
» 15/11/2015 5:34:07 PM Hi Mhaze, Hmmmm .... I think you snookered yourself :) All cats have four legs (as do mo.....
» 15/11/2015 4:33:17 PM Multiculturalism can take (at least) two forms: one focussing on diversity, and another fo.....
» 14/11/2015 2:42:01 PM In the light of the atrocities in the Sinai, Beirut and now Paris, we must support our fel.....
» 14/11/2015 9:52:58 AM Hi SAINTS, As it happens, the incidence of unrelievable pain was made clear to me yesterd.....
» 13/11/2015 7:59:29 AM Hi Suse, I apologise, I'll take your expertise on-board. But, as you say, if there are 'a.....
» 12/11/2015 11:44:53 AM Hi ttbn, I always wait for someone, in these interminable (excuse the pun) discussions ab.....
» 11/11/2015 8:03:14 AM Hi Max, Yes, I think that was one of Lomborg's points, that we have to find ways of makin.....
» 10/11/2015 8:52:12 AM Hi JF, I was horrified to read about "shore erosion under tree roots". No ! How.....
» 10/11/2015 8:06:14 AM Hi JF Aus, Yes, Saddam murdered thousands of Kurdish women and children using poison gas,.....
» 10/11/2015 7:08:14 AM Hi Imanoldpervlikeloudmouth, Gender may be slightly influenced by social factors, and may.....
» 10/11/2015 6:48:20 AM Hi Aidan, Thank you, but I was intrigued by your explanation: " A much more credibl.....
» 9/11/2015 4:27:09 PM Hi Yuyutsu, I don't think a single whinge of yours is actually true, and you might need t.....
» 9/11/2015 1:05:06 PM Hi Yuyutsi, Yes, I'll take what you say "What if their retarded culture, or anythi.....
» 9/11/2015 11:49:32 AM Thanks Aidan, I hadn't heard that one before: that the hiatus in global warming may have b.....
» 9/11/2015 9:17:57 AM Wilders has said, "Islam is not a religion, it's an ideology, the ideology of a reta.....
» 9/11/2015 6:56:39 AM [continued] I haven't had red wine or red meat since then: one must make sacrifices until.....
» 9/11/2015 6:55:25 AM Hi Iamanoldfrrt, You may be on to something. If discussions such as this slide towards me.....
» 8/11/2015 5:40:57 PM Hi Jules, I don't know, I think Phanto has been parodying ME, that he's been having a len.....
» 8/11/2015 4:00:29 PM Dan, Oy. Try to understand that Aboriginal people do whatever the hell they like, within .....
» 8/11/2015 2:57:21 PM Hi Dan, 'Special privileges' ? Aboriginal Study Grant has always been the same as the sta.....
» 8/11/2015 2:42:36 PM Hi Phanto, Yeah, it's so bloody unfair that women can predict the future, even years ahea.....
» 8/11/2015 1:58:09 PM [continued] We Muslims need to stop blaming our problems on others or on the Israeli/Pale.....
» 8/11/2015 1:55:19 PM [continued] I have been into [Christian] churches and [Jewish] synagogues where they were.....
» 8/11/2015 1:54:17 PM This timely and hearr-felt message should be spread around: From The Heart of an Honest M.....
» 8/11/2015 12:35:35 PM Hi Warmair, I wish you the best of luck. If you do go - I don't know whether this is good.....
» 8/11/2015 12:25:45 PM Phanto, Yeah ! Why can't women look ahead ? Why do they go open-eyed into future-abusive .....
» 8/11/2015 9:51:05 AM Hi Dan, So ..... Indigenous people watch universities' business models closely, and dance.....
» 7/11/2015 6:53:57 PM Hi Jules, "All praise to the good work being done to help people work at their domes.....
» 7/11/2015 12:09:10 PM Hi JUles, Yes, you're right, I have no solution to severe problems, BUT surely it makes s.....
» 7/11/2015 12:04:18 PM Hi Dan, "Mass tertiary education", rather than elite tertiary education, is var.....
» 7/11/2015 10:20:21 AM Hi Dan, I'm not so sure that universities, for all their faults, are elitist these days. .....
» 6/11/2015 8:53:48 PM Hi Julian, I wasn't thinking of marriage counselling as some sort of remedial activity, b.....
» 5/11/2015 7:20:29 PM Hi Paul, You put your finger on a crucial issue, that should be stressed on any person, m.....
» 5/11/2015 4:00:54 PM Okay, perhaps we can all agree that domestic violence is multi-faceted, with multiple cons.....
» 5/11/2015 11:52:41 AM I was a mature-aged student in the late seventies, and loosely associated with one or two .....
» 5/11/2015 11:42:36 AM Hi Yuyutsu, I suppose it depends on how you define 'slavery': the usual definition includ.....
» 5/11/2015 8:57:08 AM Sometimes, I'm inclined to start putting together 'An Idiot's Guide to Useful Idiots'. I.....
» 5/11/2015 8:48:47 AM Hi Paul Duffil, You may need to add a clause to your statement: "There is however o.....
» 3/11/2015 1:36:39 PM Hi Grateful, If you can't wait to find that article, it goes on: "The distinction b.....
» 3/11/2015 1:21:59 PM Hi again Grateful, If you're really keen to find out about Muslim slavery, look up 'Googl.....
» 3/11/2015 9:08:20 AM Hi Grateful, There are none so blind ...... Try these from the Koran, for a start: http.....
» 1/11/2015 7:50:00 AM Living a sheltered life and being a bit naïve, I have assumed, when there are reports of t.....
» 31/10/2015 2:41:34 PM If medical science advances to the point where, God knows why, it can transplant a fox's t.....
» 31/10/2015 9:14:09 AM Thanks LEGO, you do me proud. Sure. Maybe what I'm trying to get at in my clumsy way is t.....
» 30/10/2015 8:12:00 AM [continued] Here's another notion: am I totally wrong that people embedded in religion do.....
» 30/10/2015 8:10:37 AM Hi Kactuz, Spot-on. I'm working through a book on Colonial Land Law, written seventy year.....
» 29/10/2015 10:14:11 AM Hi JoM, You suggest that "The biggest crime against the Muslim world perpetrated by .....
» 29/10/2015 8:31:07 AM JoM, you observe that: "Apologist pundits talk about the need for an Islamic reforma.....
» 26/10/2015 5:39:13 PM Hi Robert, I don't know what you mean by this: "Joe I'm still astounded that you, d.....
» 26/10/2015 3:40:57 PM Hi Poirot, Good on you - I suppose it CAN be true, that whatever doesn't kill you will ma.....
» 26/10/2015 3:25:12 PM Hi lasxpirate, Karl Popper says that we all have faith, or belief, in something, even if .....
» 26/10/2015 10:34:49 AM Hi JF Aus, Having lost my wife to cancer seven years ago, yes, I can understand what it i.....
» 26/10/2015 10:21:27 AM "Those opposed to practical support for male victims of DV ..." I enjoy those f.....
» 26/10/2015 8:40:47 AM JF Aus, You ask: 'Loudmouth are you in favour of women running off with another man and.....
» 26/10/2015 8:30:06 AM Hi WmTrevor, Actually, Islamic belief holds that yes, the universe is a theocracy, and th.....
» 26/10/2015 8:22:00 AM Roskop, Nicely off-topic but anyway .... Actually, it's likely that without the initiat.....
» 26/10/2015 7:17:12 AM OTB, Oh dear, that slide away from topic: ' ... more Australian males (8.7%) will experi.....
» 25/10/2015 10:16:25 PM Suse, Poirot, I have to apologise for the Neanderthals on this thread. You may find it ha.....
» 25/10/2015 1:16:10 PM David, Who the f cares ? Joe.....
» 25/10/2015 11:52:54 AM David, one swallow does not make a summer, and if you have to rely on the Vatican, which i.....
» 25/10/2015 9:38:11 AM Hi David, The Vatican ? That's it ? No other Christian theocracies, in the sense that Ira.....
» 24/10/2015 10:45:43 PM Butch, So ..... are you suggesting that any women who are beaten up twice, three times, f.....
» 24/10/2015 1:49:28 PM Isn't it interesting how discussions slide from one topic to something quite different. .....
» 24/10/2015 11:18:50 AM David, The Constitution probably, for all I know, mentions The Crown as well, but that do.....
» 24/10/2015 8:37:20 AM Hi Butch, So are you suggesting that men don't have ways of mentally harassing women in a.....
» 24/10/2015 8:29:36 AM HI IAACM, As you say, '.... rights & freedom don't extend to allowing people to commit tr.....
» 23/10/2015 4:14:03 PM IACM, You suggest that '... as an agnostic cultural Christian you could always be in the .....
» 23/10/2015 4:00:22 PM Hi Toni, Perhaps you're right: 23% vs. 77 %, there's not that much difference. Tell you.....
» 23/10/2015 11:30:46 AM Hi Robert, I would suggest that, in cases of families and relationships which in no way i.....
» 23/10/2015 9:01:11 AM Some moron mentioned suicide as a major consequence of suicide, AS IF there were somehow m.....
» 23/10/2015 8:42:30 AM Hi Imacentrist moderate, Yes, of course, surahs in the Koran have been abrogated almost f.....
» 23/10/2015 8:20:07 AM Hi Imanidiot, I've been an atheist all my life and never, as far as I can recall, have I .....
» 22/10/2015 9:54:17 PM JF, Do you have any figures for male suicides, and for female suicides, suicides as conse.....
» 22/10/2015 5:35:10 PM Yes, we have to feel dreadfully sorry about the two men killed each week by their violent .....
» 22/10/2015 12:58:32 PM LesP, Everybody should have the right to express her or his opinion provided it does not .....
» 22/10/2015 9:04:53 AM Hi Yuyutsu, That was my point - that 'freedom of religion', if taken to its logical exten.....
» 22/10/2015 8:19:15 AM Hi Meg, Surely, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was first agreed to, the s.....
» 22/10/2015 8:00:24 AM Thank you, LEGO. In the uncritical view of Muslims, the Koran was handed down - never to .....
» 22/10/2015 7:31:31 AM Hi Iamacentristmoderatewanker, Democracy 'set in stone' ? I'm not sure what you mean. Whe.....
» 20/10/2015 1:08:52 PM Hi Peter, Welcome back to the eighteenth century :) or to the world of present-day dictat.....
» 20/10/2015 11:59:34 AM Hi Paul, A bit off-topic [i.e., union corruption], but when you mention Jones, you may ne.....
» 20/10/2015 11:43:00 AM Hi Peter, I was quoting Huntington, and certainly don't believe that all of those ideolog.....
» 20/10/2015 8:48:51 AM G'day Peter, Here's a brilliant suggestion from Huntington for all of us to think about: .....
» 20/10/2015 8:17:12 AM Hi Paul, Coming from a strong Union family, all I wanted was a union whose on-site reps w.....
» 19/10/2015 10:20:30 PM Fascinating ! So the unions have their useful idiots as well, Paul, Doog, mikk ? I first .....
» 19/10/2015 11:28:36 AM Hi Peter, Nobody here has yet advocated 'secularism', however that might be taught (altho.....
» 19/10/2015 8:42:57 AM Most certainly, in a country like Australia with many different religious influences and f.....
» 19/10/2015 8:16:20 AM Hi Steele, Yeah, when there aren't many 'progressives' around, all the worst reactionary .....
» 18/10/2015 8:04:41 PM Thank you Steele, That's an interesting point: if one believes in an afterlife (and would.....
» 18/10/2015 7:52:38 PM Thanks Steele, Sorry, I misunderstood you - it pays to read other people's posts fully be.....
» 18/10/2015 5:59:57 PM Cherful, Perhaps you're having a lend of us :) Where to start ? 1. This is not a strugg.....
» 18/10/2015 10:51:04 AM Hi Poirot, " .... anyone who is so hypocritical that the god they claim is all power.....
» 18/10/2015 9:57:44 AM H Sgteele, I'm grying to follow your logic here: "Australian aircraft are even now.....
» 17/10/2015 5:32:19 PM [continued] I don't know that Nazis were particularly Christian (more like Gothic-Nordic-.....
» 17/10/2015 5:30:28 PM Hi Armchair Critic, Yes, I think there was a sort of annual levy on Christian communities.....
» 17/10/2015 4:45:47 PM Hi Steele, 7th-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons would call themselves Chri.....
» 17/10/2015 3:13:32 PM Hi Bazz, At the time of the Arab invasions of what is now Iraq and Syria, most people wer.....
» 17/10/2015 2:57:50 PM Okay, it seems we've all agreed that the issue of Islamist terrorism, of blowing the heads.....
» 17/10/2015 9:25:21 AM Hi mhaze, Here are a few verses, some before and some after, the one that kactuz referred.....
» 16/10/2015 2:37:41 PM Hi poirot, I suppose the point is that some of us TRY to know, a never-ending quest. Karl.....
» 16/10/2015 1:51:10 PM Hi Poirot, You ask, quite rightly: ' ..... where did "God" come from?' The obv.....
» 16/10/2015 1:41:40 PM Thanks Jayb :) Hi A. J. Phillips, Here's a thought, perhaps irrelevant: people whose tho.....
» 16/10/2015 10:07:33 AM Hi Poirot, So many red herrings ! My fridge is full of the bloody things. Maybe I'll have.....
» 16/10/2015 8:34:55 AM Hi ttbn, At first I thought you meant the Australian Federal Police, and I was about to g.....
» 15/10/2015 2:30:33 PM Hi Steele, Yes, fine, add those Christians if you wish. Now is there any chance that you .....
» 15/10/2015 1:18:11 PM Hi A.J., As a lefty, I've never really thought of Jesus as being a left-winger, but I am .....
» 15/10/2015 1:07:01 PM Hi David F., I know it's probably invidious but if it were possible to put what is going .....
» 15/10/2015 12:16:17 PM You're right, Steele, such vile and backward injunctions and practices should be condemned.....
» 15/10/2015 8:33:10 AM Surely terrorism - any terrorism - is, on a hypothetical scale of Left to Right - on the e.....
» 14/10/2015 8:00:08 PM Hi Tooni, Just slipping in the extra 'o' in case of typos in future :) No, I don't think.....
» 14/10/2015 5:42:35 PM Hi ttbn, As an ex-Communist, I would have to agree with you, about all 'Utopian' philosop.....
» 14/10/2015 10:01:14 AM Hi Tni, ' .... arguing that all Muslims adhere to these far-right beliefs ....' A bit of.....
» 13/10/2015 5:26:16 PM Hi Bazz, Yes, I worked forty five years or so ago in a meat-works in NZ. I watched the sl.....
» 13/10/2015 3:39:17 PM Hi Josephus, Some Muslims are Semitic, and most Jews are Semitic. Islam msyhave gtaken i.....
» 13/10/2015 2:32:50 PM Thanks Bazz, The useful idiots are quiet today :) Of course, one could pick over the Kor.....
» 13/10/2015 8:50:45 AM Good point, Bazz: so any attack on Jews is, in a sort of convoluted way, perhaps and maybe.....
» 12/10/2015 4:17:14 PM Hi James, Back in 1967, was Syria about to launch an attack on Israel from the Golan Heig.....
» 12/10/2015 4:01:21 PM [continued] Nope, I can't think of the last time anybody in Australia murdered anybody at.....
» 12/10/2015 3:59:21 PM Jay, Funny, I didn't know the world danced to a Trotskyite tune, that others may have di.....
» 12/10/2015 9:22:52 AM Please, can we agree to bury this lie that Islam is a race ? Can we stop dragging that sti.....
» 11/10/2015 3:03:38 PM Hi JF, Yes, possibly all those Syrians crossing the sea to Europe are just on their annua.....
» 11/10/2015 7:20:03 AM So let's see now: * ISIS is a creation of the US; or of Israel; or both, of course; * IS.....
» 10/10/2015 7:54:00 PM Thanks Arjay for injecting some humour into this serious discussion. Loved that non sequit.....
» 10/10/2015 4:54:10 PM I suppose we all need the balm of idiocy in the midst of such complexity. So: out there .....
» 10/10/2015 12:04:10 PM Hi Poida & Nickanick, I must be getting old and thicker, but what the hell are you talkin.....
» 1/10/2015 9:44:07 AM And it's already clear that the Russians, in their support of Assad, will NOT get stuck in.....
» 30/09/2015 10:59:30 AM Thanks Bob, that's a fascinating article about Chinese involvement in the Middle East. Wit.....
» 30/09/2015 9:40:39 AM Hi Bob, Saudi involvement, etc.: good luck with that. it would be great to actually see t.....
» 29/09/2015 2:28:24 PM Bob & David, No, I'm suggesting only that the US thought it could capitalise on any movem.....
» 29/09/2015 9:51:29 AM Hi Bob, Much of what you assert has some credibility, but it may not be all that relevant.....
» 28/09/2015 6:15:57 PM Hi Bob, Well, no, Islamist fundamentalism has raged ever since the death of Muhamed and h.....
» 28/09/2015 12:19:35 PM Hi Nick, I suppose that's clever, in its own way. What are you talking about ? Do you und.....
» 28/09/2015 10:32:14 AM Hi Nick, I don't really agree with that first statement: Apartheid implies not just 'sepa.....
» 27/09/2015 6:39:43 PM Hi David, As an ex-comm, no, I can't see it. I don't think I'm a half-wit, and I've been .....
» 27/09/2015 3:07:58 PM Hi David, Yeah, probably all nations that aspire to be Great Powers always go along that .....
» 27/09/2015 2:48:33 PM Hi David, As you say, 'Intelligent people hate war and those who promote it!' BUT, when .....
» 27/09/2015 9:24:24 AM Hi Aidan, It has varied from one Census to another, that's been one of the problems. Th.....
» 26/09/2015 9:19:58 PM Perhaps if we could avoid the personal attacks, we may be able to seriously deal with this.....
» 25/09/2015 10:04:57 AM Hi Bob, I think you may have missed the point of the article: there are two positions on .....
» 24/09/2015 5:08:35 PM Sorry Bob/Arjay, I'm not clear about shat you are complaining of. Russians living in eas.....
» 24/09/2015 3:48:11 PM Hi Toni, Well no, I don't think so - and my reasons might make David's head spin even fas.....
» 24/09/2015 11:48:17 AM Yes, Pete, you may criticise, but I would contribute a few dollars to David's going amongs.....
» 24/09/2015 10:27:27 AM Hi Pete, Perhaps David is right - all he needs to do is tell all those people carrying ou.....
» 24/09/2015 9:31:16 AM [continued] On that last point: those 38,804 in 2011 were the median age-group enrolled a.....
» 24/09/2015 9:24:20 AM Hi OTB, Anthony appears often on The Drum, and gives a very good account of himself. He's.....
» 22/09/2015 11:53:54 PM Hi David, It's a pity that you can't see the difference between a war of aggression such .....
» 22/09/2015 5:46:25 PM Hi David, So, when ISIS bursts out of Syria and seizes territory, captures tens of thousa.....
» 22/09/2015 2:55:17 PM Dearest Foxy, "ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS ARE descendents of the first people to leave A.....
» 21/09/2015 8:06:27 PM Hi Nick, Good luck with that. Pete, yes, the two issues - how to defeat ISIS; and more .....
» 21/09/2015 1:51:28 PM Dearest Foxy, And with high cheek-bones as well ? Are you using 'our' generally, or speci.....
» 21/09/2015 12:23:25 PM Thanks Pete, I suppose the bottom line is that Syria (and perhaps Iraq too) won't be the .....
» 21/09/2015 11:18:02 AM Yes, is it possible that the West and Russia can collaborate effectively to destroy ISIS ?.....
» 21/09/2015 10:54:16 AM Hi Nick, This is fascinating. In the lower Murray, the giant cod that Ngurunderi chased i.....
» 20/09/2015 4:12:04 PM Hi JF Aus, Obviously one question is why Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are not taking .....
» 20/09/2015 3:14:25 PM Dear Foxy, Yes, imagine what might be in your genome ! Invasions by the Teutonic Brotherh.....
» 20/09/2015 11:08:20 AM Hi Nick, That's right, so now there are 'Australian natives' of Vietnamese, Greek, Sudane.....
» 19/09/2015 12:28:59 PM A couple of prominent Australians have recently discovered that an ancestor was described .....
» 19/09/2015 12:03:52 PM Malthusista, Just to elaborate on Bazz's comment: Question - has ISIS launched attacks .....
» 16/09/2015 11:09:42 AM Methusalista, Oh, and the chatter on those back-channels probably involves making it clea.....
» 16/09/2015 11:08:06 AM Hi Methylista, A sympathetic interview with Assad on Putin's RT ? Of course. Of course, .....
» 16/09/2015 10:38:26 AM Hi Country Girl, I've just finished typing up and indexing three Reports (1857-1861) on t.....
» 16/09/2015 9:27:38 AM Thanks, David, there are some beautiful articles on that site. Regards, Joe.....
» 15/09/2015 6:33:30 PM Hi again Fellow-Agnostic, About your declaration that CO2 ".... causes average globa.....
» 15/09/2015 6:02:29 PM Fellow-Agnostic, I still think you misinterpret Lomborg: as the Arch-Devil Incarnate, he'.....
» 15/09/2015 2:48:36 PM Hi Estelles, You never know, that might come about :) There would be many obstacles for b.....
» 15/09/2015 11:15:54 AM Fellow-Agnostic, Why do you think they call it 'greenhouse gas' ? Because growers pump CO.....
» 15/09/2015 11:07:13 AM Thanks for that good news, Is Mise :) I've never voted Liberal but looking at Shorten and .....
» 15/09/2015 9:27:31 AM HI OTB, You lightly assert that "Turnbull is as egocentric, slippery and populist as.....
» 14/09/2015 4:27:29 PM Hi Agnostic, You correctly assert that "nothing will resist the advances being made .....
» 13/09/2015 11:47:22 PM Cherful, That really is a disgraceful thing to write, in so many ways. There have been Je.....
» 13/09/2015 6:03:19 PM Hi Thinkabit, And much of that presumes that the world's technology etc. will stay pretty.....
» 13/09/2015 3:10:43 PM Thanks, Agnostic of Mittagong. 2-3 metres ? Ten foot ? An inch a year or so ? Forgive me.....
» 13/09/2015 12:32:59 PM Perhaps you're right, Tristan, in the old Soviet Union, there was a highly stratified 'par.....
» 13/09/2015 12:02:56 PM Hi Tristan, This might be a bit a cheap shot, but would you suggest that, in the old Sovi.....
» 13/09/2015 11:35:16 AM Hi Cobber, So there hasn't been a hiatus, or even a slow-down, in the rise in temperature.....
» 13/09/2015 9:31:03 AM Hi Agnostic, As an agnostic on sea-level rise, I have to point out that (a) the entire .....
» 12/09/2015 2:52:31 PM Agnostic, You assert: " For your argument to be valid all land masses with a coastli.....
» 11/09/2015 6:30:16 PM Hi Methusalista, So .... you're saying that a member of the Reagan administration is slag.....
» 11/09/2015 1:10:47 PM Hi Methusalista, Thanks for another one: (a) The US is all-powerful and all-evil; (b) T.....
» 11/09/2015 12:59:22 PM Hi Mildly Concerned of Mittagong, Let's go through it again, slowly. Atolls sink (hence.....
» 11/09/2015 11:54:50 AM Hi Jardine, Who said irony wasn't wasted on the young ? There are three examples of frau.....
» 11/09/2015 10:43:52 AM Hi Calwest, Thanks, I hadn't thought about 'food scarcity'. As I understand it, Pacific.....
» 11/09/2015 10:22:35 AM Jardine, You don't understand that at the current rate of sea-level rise, in barely a tho.....
» 11/09/2015 8:39:32 AM Hi Toni, Thanks, there's another one: (a) " .... you open the door to people who ar.....
» 11/09/2015 12:32:17 AM Hi Malthusia, Probably because I wasn't rebutting anyone specifically, only trying vainly.....
» 10/09/2015 5:25:10 PM Well, thank you, Toni :).....
» 10/09/2015 4:19:57 PM Hi Toni, Thanks for that: I hadn't thought about it but on the subject of a Rooster-based.....
» 10/09/2015 12:18:35 PM Hi Foxy, Hmmm ....... we could build a sort of Bible around that story - Chanticleer as a.....
» 10/09/2015 10:45:28 AM Dear Foxy. Well, if I do start up a religion, the offer still stands :) I can't imagine a.....
» 10/09/2015 9:14:06 AM Funder et al., I have boundless admiration for your courage - in the face of an imminent.....
» 10/09/2015 9:06:49 AM Hi Toni, If I had the energy, I would love to set up a religion based on the worship of r.....
» 9/09/2015 10:23:01 PM Hi Toni, Exactly ! There are roosters all around the world - thank God! - who crow just b.....
» 9/09/2015 6:41:00 PM Toni, But ...... after the rooster crows each morning, isn't it obvious that the sun then.....
» 9/09/2015 6:34:36 PM Hi Is Mise, I have a lot of faith in drones :) A few mini-drones flying above every main .....
» 9/09/2015 4:48:04 PM Binoy, Clearly, Australia should take some of these desperate people, to relieve the burd.....
» 9/09/2015 11:05:18 AM Hi OTB, From that news report: "Lawyer for Teamo Alastair McDougall said outside c.....
» 8/09/2015 3:42:11 PM Hi Tristan and Rhian, Rhian, you got in first :) I was wondering about the inconsistency .....
» 7/09/2015 10:46:57 AM Hi Tristan, " .... waging a campaign of personal destruction .... " - do you me.....
» 7/09/2015 10:37:56 AM OLO is so entertaining ! We should condemn ISIS for its utter savagery. We shouldn't bomb.....
» 7/09/2015 10:21:40 AM The self-censoring of the opportunist pseudo-left - now, there's an oxymoron. I anticipa.....
» 7/09/2015 10:09:31 AM "By Killarney's lakes and fells, Emerald Isles and winding bays, Mountain paths and.....
» 6/09/2015 11:50:51 PM Hi Pericles, Like that pretty Chinese girl just above your post ? And, for some reason, a.....
» 6/09/2015 5:31:54 PM Dear Foxy, Just to stick my oar in: are you suggesting that there is some connection betw.....
» 6/09/2015 2:01:50 PM Why do I keep getting those infernal ads in the side-bar for beautiful young women ? And c.....
» 6/09/2015 1:41:00 PM Suse, On that sensitive topic of identifying: many Aboriginal people may be as pale as wh.....
» 6/09/2015 12:31:12 PM Hi Suse, Sounds like that bloke didn't even like his wife much either :) I worked on th.....
» 6/09/2015 11:58:55 AM Hi Suse, I've been fascinated with family history for some time, but one thing I think I'.....
» 6/09/2015 11:43:26 AM Hi OTB, Yes, perhaps what is needed is some sort of elementary political guide-book for c.....
» 6/09/2015 10:45:28 AM Hi Shockadelic, Australia is the driest continent: we probably have no idea really what w.....
» 6/09/2015 10:10:34 AM I Paul, You suggest that "Shooting is the only "sport" that if you don't l.....
» 5/09/2015 3:24:50 PM Hi Toni, I'm certainly not saying that people are lazy, just that many people may honestl.....
» 5/09/2015 2:02:04 PM OTB, In German, the word 'gift' can also mean po'ison'. Toni, You suggest, quite reaso.....
» 5/09/2015 1:50:57 PM Hi Toni, Are you suggesting that casinos should be allowed to operate on (presumably) som.....
» 4/09/2015 12:07:46 PM Hi Toni, Alcohol far more harmful than ice ? Per gram ? Per person ? Or do you mean in to.....
» 4/09/2015 10:43:22 AM Hi Rob, Maybe we all tend to have strong feelings about whatever country or landscapes w.....
» 4/09/2015 10:06:16 AM Hi Dan, 'Ice' and 'respectability' - I'm not sure how the two words can appear together i.....
» 3/09/2015 3:17:24 PM [continued] It's appropriate to think of Communist Parties as Mafia organisations, simila.....
» 3/09/2015 3:15:22 PM Are we running out of resources ? 1. A massive field of natural gas, thirty trillion cubi.....
» 3/09/2015 2:35:59 PM Hi Dan, You ask: "But what aspect of drug use and abuse should the community most co.....
» 3/09/2015 11:47:27 AM Hi Pete, I've always enjoyed yodelling, especially with someone who plays the flute, they.....
» 3/09/2015 11:13:58 AM Hi Pericles, Watching 'Utopia' last night, it struck me that what is desperately needed .....
» 3/09/2015 10:17:58 AM Even though I'm not a statistician, I can appreciate the value of self-reporting: it's a r.....
» 3/09/2015 9:53:00 AM Hi Leslie, A year or so ago, I had another look at Marx's 'Socialism: Utopian and Scienti.....
» 3/09/2015 9:29:36 AM Hi Poirot, Yes, hyperbowl sure is fun. You claim that Abbott is behind all these fascist.....
» 2/09/2015 7:57:39 PM Hi Toni, Unless you're a healthy-looking thirty-year-old, no thanks :) Joe.....
» 2/09/2015 7:05:39 PM Hi Runner, You assert that " .... its attractive to those sold into slavery to have .....
» 2/09/2015 2:18:53 PM Dream On, But you don't have to carry papers with you. And as Toni points out in the post.....
» 2/09/2015 1:17:11 PM Hi Is Mise, Hypothetically, perhaps Mr Andrews' state police might ping you for offensive.....
» 2/09/2015 12:42:06 PM Hi Paul, Well, you did answer your own leading question in the affirmative: 'Many think .....
» 2/09/2015 10:24:50 AM Hi Paul, I'm very surprised at how many people on this thread seem to think that this ide.....
» 2/09/2015 10:04:55 AM There is a lot that can be said in support of this issue. Too much energy is expended for .....
» 1/09/2015 11:33:25 PM No, Killarney, I'm trying to get through to you that the path to The Bright Future is not .....
» 1/09/2015 6:14:50 PM Hi Suse, Yes, these poor people are not the perpetrators, they're the victims, of the wa.....
» 1/09/2015 12:00:06 PM Hi Josephus, Perhaps not just economic disadvantage but legal disadvantage as well: am I.....
» 1/09/2015 10:24:18 AM Hi Killarney, Isn't hyperbole fun ? - "We have an out-of-control global financial c.....
» 31/08/2015 10:53:17 AM Has been, You might be missing the point: anybody in the business would realise immediate.....
» 31/08/2015 9:39:30 AM Hi Suse, I can't believe that anybody could be so stupid as to try this ridiculous visa-c.....
» 31/08/2015 9:16:04 AM Just wondering ...... if homosexual marriage is legalised, will this mean that any homosex.....
» 30/08/2015 9:15:03 AM Hi Rhian, Discussions such as you raise are precisely why there should be some sort of Ce.....
» 29/08/2015 6:34:12 PM DreamOn, Alcohol as well ? Christ, you're a kill-joy ! Well, at least I've still got at l.....
» 29/08/2015 3:56:21 PM Hi Peter, Fascinating. On the notion of State versus individual, I don't have a very go.....
» 29/08/2015 12:45:35 PM Dear Foxy, Yeah, that should be the national motto of Lithuania :) By comparison, Austra.....
» 29/08/2015 12:38:41 PM Hi Nathan, Eventually ban it ? Good luck with that. Imagine the black market possibilitie.....
» 29/08/2015 12:24:49 PM Doog, Aidan, My understanding, limited as I may be, is that the AWU did a one-on-one deal.....
» 29/08/2015 10:41:13 AM Hi Jodelie, You have to keep in mind that there are nowadays two fairly distinct Indigeno.....
» 29/08/2015 10:20:16 AM Hi Jodelie, With respect, you're forgetting that many settlements look like rubbish tips .....
» 28/08/2015 8:58:55 PM Hi Runner, That may be fine for heavy smokers who are also devout believers, they're goin.....
» 28/08/2015 6:30:38 PM Hi Aidan, Here's a really naïve idea: what if a university set up a joint Lomborg-Flanner.....
» 28/08/2015 3:07:05 PM Hi OTB, But you're forgetting that tobacco and alcohol are white inventions - any disease.....
» 28/08/2015 2:12:29 PM Dear Foxy, She certainly was: the eldest of ten kids, she left school at fifteen to take .....
» 28/08/2015 2:03:39 PM Hi Suse, I was sort of 60: 40 on this issue really, but I think you've persuaded me. Than.....
» 28/08/2015 11:03:05 AM Hi Runner, About all those dams running dry, as Professor Flannery predicted, is it still.....
» 28/08/2015 10:50:06 AM Dear Foxy, My dear wife was luckier in some ways: she'd had both babies before she was tw.....
» 28/08/2015 9:56:21 AM Hi Peter, Surely a university is supposed to be a forum for 'dangerous ideas' ? In this c.....
» 28/08/2015 9:38:25 AM Dear Foxy, It's women who have to take time out to raise children. So the relatively smoo.....
» 28/08/2015 9:21:13 AM Hi Aidan, Thanks for all that. As an old person, and an old socialist, I certainly suppor.....
» 27/08/2015 3:28:35 PM Hi Runner, But it makes you wonder why God invented alcohol, or tobacco, or all manner of.....
» 27/08/2015 3:23:02 PM Dear Foxy, I've been around, I've been just trying to be a pain in the arse on other thre.....
» 27/08/2015 1:19:24 PM Hi Doog, You ask: "Have you wondered why the company concerned or workers concerne.....
» 27/08/2015 12:23:23 PM Hi Aidan, Perhaps the Greek model could be emulated: a nationalised railways system, the .....
» 27/08/2015 12:11:47 PM Good one, Foxy :) Doog, 15 kg ? That's 33 lbs in real weight. Back in the late sixties, .....
» 27/08/2015 11:57:19 AM Hi Nathan, As a three-fags-a-day criminal, I realise how similar my behaviour is to the h.....
» 26/08/2015 11:56:42 PM Why, Jayb, because the higher they go, the fewer. So one of the Coles Books maintained. .....
» 26/08/2015 5:25:08 PM Aidan, sweet boy :) Ah, so innocent ! Shorten's AWU negotiated with ONE company, Cleane.....
» 26/08/2015 5:17:30 PM Sorry, Killarney, I'm a bit thick - what's the difference between a 'Swing' and a 'vote re.....
» 26/08/2015 4:29:43 PM Hi Aidan, You suggest: "Australian experience has shown that for bargaining a single.....
» 26/08/2015 4:21:19 PM Jayb, By the way, why are bees painted blue ?.....
» 26/08/2015 2:12:46 PM Hi Jayb, Perhaps because, when you crave 'The Good Society', and you think you have a blu.....
» 26/08/2015 9:17:46 AM Hi Killarney, Love your maths ! The Lib Dems must have lost far more than 15 % of their v.....
» 26/08/2015 9:01:34 AM Hi Killarney, Sorry, can you please explain in little words what you were trying to say ?.....
» 25/08/2015 10:53:01 PM No, Killarney, we got your point before you finished your first sentence: the world is ful.....
» 25/08/2015 11:18:13 AM Thanks Jayb, Killarney's assertion that: "As for your dystopian scenario of a worl.....
» 25/08/2015 10:03:13 AM Hi Killarney, In your crack at Jayb, you assert that: "As for your dystopian scenar.....
» 23/08/2015 10:14:47 AM [continued] Sorry, Killarney, this has been a mixed bag: yes, schooling can - for indiffe.....
» 23/08/2015 10:13:04 AM [continued] So there was sifting going on, but not as blatantly as in Britain. Getting th.....
» 23/08/2015 10:10:22 AM [continued] * contest systems, (again just an ideal model): each year of schooling was a.....
» 23/08/2015 10:08:26 AM Hi Killarney, But schooling is not the only way we learn. I take it for granted that peop.....
» 22/08/2015 9:24:38 AM Hi Killarney, I know nothing about Mondo dolls, and care slightly less. As for your advoc.....
» 21/08/2015 6:20:35 PM Hi Poyd, Interesting, your comment about the Madonna - I was just yarning to a friend abo.....
» 21/08/2015 2:38:29 PM Hi Poyda, You forgot the Kardashians. Why are they so important in historical terms ? Jo.....
» 21/08/2015 8:29:02 AM Hi Killarney, You suggest that "If history is boring to young people, then this is p.....
» 20/08/2015 2:02:58 PM Hi Jayb, Yes, weren't those Richards' Topical Encyclopedias fantastic ? Volume 15 was the.....
» 19/08/2015 11:12:26 AM Hi David G, A certain amount of hyperbole is okay, but I would respectfully suggest that .....
» 19/08/2015 9:43:38 AM Hi David G., As you say, "Extremists should be destroyed and strictly controlled whe.....
» 18/08/2015 5:47:58 PM Runner, Many of the Goat Cheese Circle and the Opportunist Left would read your claim tha.....
» 18/08/2015 5:33:03 PM Hi Rhosty, When you say "Palestine needs to keep stating its position as an internat.....
» 12/08/2015 4:22:34 PM BTT. Another bail-out deal for Greece has been announced, $ 86 billion. Fascinating. So .....
» 12/08/2015 3:20:11 PM Forty-odd years ago, I lived with my family in a community up on the Murray. Some years la.....
» 11/08/2015 6:23:54 PM Positivist AND constructivist ? i.e. an objective reality, never completely comprehended, .....
» 10/08/2015 6:42:04 PM Hi Tom, I hope that could work somehow. But remote settlements have comparatively enormou.....
» 10/08/2015 6:05:17 PM Hi Yuyutsu, "The very concept of "nation" is the root of evil." Perh.....
» 10/08/2015 11:40:34 AM Hi Tom, If you check out: https://education.gov.au/student-data and scroll down the left-.....
» 10/08/2015 9:07:32 AM The 1933 Montevideo Conference set out the preconditions for a 'state': 1.a permanent pop.....
» 9/08/2015 2:32:26 PM Hi Outrider, And trade their what with whom ? Joe.....
» 9/08/2015 11:50:47 AM Hi Rhosty, Yes, a downward adjustment of everybody's wage and salary, to match a compensa.....
» 7/08/2015 6:25:41 PM Hi Jonathan, A few months back, Tsipras tried sucking up to Putin for, presumably, a mass.....
» 7/08/2015 10:51:49 AM Hi Cobber, "Religion is a personal insanity to be practiced privately." Yes, i.....
» 6/08/2015 3:36:59 PM In the seventies, I lived at an Aboriginal community in the Riverland of SA. On Saturdays,.....
» 5/08/2015 10:21:15 AM On the other hand ........ Jetta's celebration dance was surely more joyful, something th.....
» 5/08/2015 10:14:02 AM "Yeah, why don't the agencies of the fascist state get of Julian's back ? Great men a.....
» 5/08/2015 10:05:39 AM Hi Rhian, Let's remember two factors: * the median age of Indigenous graduates is aroun.....
» 4/08/2015 4:14:54 PM Hi Foxy, About 1.7 % of all Australian female students last year were indigenous: parity .....
» 3/08/2015 6:46:47 PM 10 % rise in Commencement and Enrolments, 9 % in Graduations – what are the implications f.....
» 29/07/2015 3:08:38 PM Note to DreamOn: They've stopped coming. The government has been paying crews to take b.....
» 28/07/2015 7:33:19 AM Thanks, Aidan, So we should accept any desperate people who arrive in our waters in quite.....
» 27/07/2015 10:05:10 PM SM, I'm only a standard, weak, heterosexual male ;).....
» 27/07/2015 6:50:15 PM SM, You just destroyed one of my fantasies >:( Suse, So what is it that engages your.....
» 26/07/2015 10:22:40 AM Just to add to that first posting: There are sixty million refugees around the world, al.....
» 25/07/2015 8:24:30 AM HI Andras, Dr Johns has also been passionately committed to Indigenous well-being for dec.....
» 24/07/2015 8:47:48 AM Okay, let's run through it again. There are sixty million refugees around the world, and.....
» 23/07/2015 4:42:59 PM Thanks Marko, I didn't know this: Noam Chomsky, another noted anarchist activist, observ.....
» 22/07/2015 10:04:32 AM [continued] * either get to know everything about benefits, and trap yourself in that lif.....
» 22/07/2015 9:56:37 AM In your dreams, Killarney :) Clearly Gary is not saying that there should be no supports .....
» 19/07/2015 10:15:27 AM AC, Step 1: the various Palestinian authorities recognise the right of Israel to exist, a.....
» 18/07/2015 12:38:06 PM Well, there you go, Jules - most Muslims would have nothing to do with gambling, so to the.....
» 18/07/2015 10:14:34 AM Hi Paul, My faulty memory has dug up a multi-million donation to the Greens from some hi-.....
» 18/07/2015 10:11:39 AM Hi Toni, Yes 'Misanthrope' has a gift for parody and caricature. But surely not even Musl.....
» 17/07/2015 8:32:33 PM Hi Toni, Yeah, I agree - nobody could be that backward. Misanthrope, whoever she is, got .....
» 17/07/2015 5:25:18 PM Misanthrope, Rude ? It's called 'freedom of speech', and you and I are equally entitled t.....
» 17/07/2015 2:18:25 PM Misanthrope, Is this the sort of thing your 'sacred book' teaches you ? http://www.thegu.....
» 16/07/2015 11:43:48 PM Misanthrope, You espouse a vile philosophy, one which is totally out of step with the mod.....
» 16/07/2015 6:27:59 PM It's not much fun being in power - Tsipras has buckled, his ministers are resigning, his M.....
» 16/07/2015 4:47:48 PM Misanthrope, Are you having us on ? That's the most appallingly ignorant contribution I'v.....
» 16/07/2015 4:40:47 PM As a completely unbiased observer of this thread, I would say that most contributors are -.....
» 16/07/2015 2:07:34 PM Hi Rehctub, I'm inclined to agree with you, not just in connection with domestic violence.....
» 15/07/2015 2:41:38 PM Hi Otb, That last bit - it makes me think that offering people dual citizenship is not su.....
» 15/07/2015 8:59:07 AM Dear oh dear, it's so easy to slip off-topic, and so entertaining, isn't it ? Meanwhile t.....
» 15/07/2015 8:55:07 AM Hi Jules, " .... the streets would become a buyers’ market which would in turn cut s.....
» 13/07/2015 6:17:21 PM Hi Rhian, I'm not sure of your figures - the US takes in something like 300,000 refugees .....
» 13/07/2015 2:23:32 PM Hi Jules, Your suggestions - "Overcrowding in gaols? End it by ending the war on d.....
» 13/07/2015 11:57:25 AM Hi Foxy and Rhian, I hate to ask the obvious questions but, darn it, I must: 1. Would th.....
» 13/07/2015 10:30:50 AM Hi Paul, Yes, I'm sure there are some very good people out there, going into bat for work.....
» 12/07/2015 1:39:27 PM Hi Paul, Thank you, and yes, why aren't unions trying to encourage those workers to join .....
» 12/07/2015 11:34:29 AM Hi Foxy, No, I'm certainly not anti-union in principle, it's just that I've rarely been i.....
» 11/07/2015 10:22:34 PM Hi Foxy, Yes, you may be right about " .... sectarian attitudes and greed serve the .....
» 11/07/2015 6:55:33 PM [Continued] I was in a fairly good union once, out of half a dozen. I was a dough-presser.....
» 11/07/2015 6:50:04 PM Hi Foxy, Forty thousand is small change. Look more closely at the Cleanevent scam: some.....
» 11/07/2015 4:27:23 PM Hi Paul, Yes, I've been torn between whether, in this situation, to be a capitalist or a .....
» 11/07/2015 1:55:11 PM I've been trying to put this debacle into some sort of hypothetical perspective. Here goes.....
» 11/07/2015 12:28:51 AM Hi Suse, You blithely suggest: " .... If the smugglers were paid to take their refug.....
» 10/07/2015 6:42:03 PM Hi Rhoian, Sixty million, at last count. Four million now from Syria alone. What might .....
» 10/07/2015 3:52:44 PM Hi Suse, Yes, you may be right, in the absence of any evidence one way or the other: boat.....
» 10/07/2015 8:31:30 AM Hi Rhian, Hasn't it occurred to you yet that the policy of paying off boat crews may have.....
» 9/07/2015 5:48:12 PM Rhian, An economist would suggest, from the point of view of consumer satisfaction, that .....
» 9/07/2015 5:37:28 PM Thanks, Rhian, well-laid-out too. So what might happen ? The EU probably holds all the ca.....
» 9/07/2015 10:08:16 AM It's worth remembering that "homo-" is derived from the Greek. While we are on .....
» 9/07/2015 9:59:13 AM Interesting point, Paul: So what ARE the different rates of domestic violence and killing.....
» 8/07/2015 6:44:48 PM Hi Foxy, " .... over 90 percent of boat people who asked for asylum - did turn out t.....
» 8/07/2015 6:24:37 PM Hi Rhian, I think the point is: that the Government may have already stopped the boats: p.....
» 8/07/2015 4:50:42 PM Hi Rhian, So, IF (1) the government was able to stop the flow of boats dead in the wate.....
» 8/07/2015 2:21:16 PM Hi Rhian, I'l take it even more slowly then. You don't approve of either 'stopping the .....
» 8/07/2015 1:41:44 PM Okay, let's take it slowly, step by step: * suppose whoever arrives by boat is 'treated h.....
» 8/07/2015 12:07:47 PM Hi Foxy, Good point: apply pressure on governments where we feel it is needed. So, when i.....
» 8/07/2015 10:04:49 AM Hi Paul, You rightly suggest that " .... I am sure an aboriginal woman living in Red.....
» 8/07/2015 9:33:58 AM Hi Suse, Yes, that might make a difference. The Aboriginal woman just beaten to death i.....
» 8/07/2015 8:48:49 AM Hi Paul, Yes, two women are the fatal victims of domestic violence each week. And I'll b.....
» 7/07/2015 4:38:59 PM Hi Foxy, I don't think anybody has said that those who effectively want open borders are .....
» 7/07/2015 12:17:12 PM OK, let's take the logic of 'accepting boat-people' to its semi-conclusion, without overdo.....
» 6/07/2015 7:51:30 PM Hi Foxy, If you are suggesting that all boat-people should be welcomed and re-settled in .....
» 6/07/2015 12:25:17 PM Hi Paul, Then you would support an increased quotas of genuine, destitute, desperate refu.....
» 6/07/2015 11:57:16 AM Hi Poirot, "Yes, indeedy - still no ranting about those who come by air? Even though.....
» 6/07/2015 11:35:08 AM Hi Paul, Oy. My point about Greece was that, quite understandably, many, many Greeks - es.....
» 6/07/2015 10:57:11 AM Hi Poirot, With sixty million refugees now around the world, I was trying to put forward .....
» 6/07/2015 9:18:49 AM Hi Paul, Well, yeah, that's the point: with an 'open borders' policy, the price would be .....
» 5/07/2015 12:42:59 PM Hi Poirot, 'I don't think you can accuse me of not posting on topic for the vast majority.....
» 5/07/2015 11:55:47 AM As you wish, Foxy. That article is nine weeks old: a lot has happened in those nine weeks.....
» 5/07/2015 10:59:16 AM Hi Poirot, I look forward to the day when you get BTT. If I may be permitted to go off-t.....
» 5/07/2015 10:07:26 AM Hi Paul, Thanks for getting back to topic. It's probably cheaper to pay off crews to ta.....
» 4/07/2015 9:40:50 PM Dearest Foxy, Take courage ! Change horses - now the way is more clear to campaign for an.....
» 4/07/2015 5:20:24 PM Hi Paul, I suppose we need a Boarder Force for calcitrant boarders who won't pay their re.....
» 4/07/2015 10:43:21 AM Hi Poirot, I'm a bit behind the times here when you claim that the government is jailing .....
» 4/07/2015 8:24:29 AM Hi Paul, Yes, indeed, let's push for an increased quota of genuinely destitute refugees w.....
» 3/07/2015 9:44:35 PM Hi Poirot, I don't think so, I checked it out on Google but I still don't get it. 'Nause.....
» 3/07/2015 8:11:17 PM Dearest Foxy, Sorry, I don't speak Twitterese. What does WFYB men in English ? Or in any .....
» 3/07/2015 6:42:51 PM Dearest Foxy, Yes, and if we could get back to topic, one way to avoid those tragedies th.....
» 2/07/2015 9:23:08 AM This is a really interesting idea: giant fresh-water lakes in deserts. We could build the .....
» 1/07/2015 9:49:05 AM This area is barely two hundred kilometres off the coast of Palawan, but well over a thous.....
» 30/06/2015 1:55:51 PM Somebody above mentioned the two-state solution. My faulty understanding is that: * the I.....
» 29/06/2015 6:50:35 PM Hi David, I look forward to the day when I can buy Israeli goods in any store. And Palest.....
» 29/06/2015 12:12:58 PM Dearest Foxy, Okay, so gay marriage. Then the right to adopt. Then what ? Then what.....
» 29/06/2015 12:09:28 PM Dear Foxy, There are times when we just have to cop it: moral/legal/political or not, pay.....
» 28/06/2015 7:02:45 PM Dear Foxy, Ah ! The 'wag the dog' theory: that if it's possible to benefit more from an a.....
» 28/06/2015 5:03:30 PM David mentioned the ".... occupation and colonization of all Arab lands .... " .....
» 27/06/2015 3:23:37 PM Dear Foxy, As a heterosexual, I really don't give much of a toss about issues relating to.....
» 26/06/2015 6:44:47 PM SM, I think Tony Burke's characterisation of the Greens' policy on boat-people, as 'line-.....
» 24/06/2015 6:57:32 PM I'm really not interested in championing the rights of Palestinians until they recognise t.....
» 23/06/2015 4:31:05 PM Hi Suse, You might be onto something: anal sex, heavy smoking or drinking are not illegal.....
» 23/06/2015 11:37:37 AM Fascinating. So far, comments have been running about four to one, four little cracked f.....
» 22/06/2015 6:15:13 PM Hi Toni, Interesting point: is it in any way detrimental to children to be raised in a si.....
» 22/06/2015 2:47:50 PM I suspect, Ponde, that some of the posters here are atheists like me :) Is that your only .....
» 22/06/2015 12:46:12 PM Dearest Foxy, My understanding is that major problems with nuclear energy plants occurred.....
» 22/06/2015 10:32:55 AM Just to add some bits: I'm not suggesting that, if any CO2 whatever is produced in the lif.....
» 22/06/2015 8:46:24 AM Dear Foxy, Presumably, many female homosexual couples can avoid the need for adopting or .....
» 22/06/2015 8:37:42 AM A fool can ask questions that a wise person finds hard to answer. For example on another .....
» 21/06/2015 12:17:54 PM Somebody above asserted that the Abbott government was actually aiding people-smugglers by.....
» 20/06/2015 2:26:51 PM Governments pay rewards for information leading to the apprehension of alleged criminals. .....
» 20/06/2015 9:09:59 AM Perhaps this thread should be headed, "Is Bill Shorten the employers' friend or foe ?.....
» 19/06/2015 9:00:20 AM Hi Paul, I agree with you: call it like it is, clean out the rubbish and move on. How can.....
» 18/06/2015 4:08:58 PM Dear Foxy, There are currently fifty million genuine refugees around the world, in hell-h.....
» 16/06/2015 11:53:01 PM Mechanical rabbit ?! Christ, we used to dream of mechanical rabbit. Or dog, for that matte.....
» 16/06/2015 4:13:28 PM Hi Suse, And if it works, will the Labour-lovers trumpet that it was their idea in the fi.....
» 16/06/2015 11:56:36 AM Yes, Poirot, paying ships' crews to take people back to Indonesia is likely to encourage a.....
» 16/06/2015 10:05:38 AM Eye Fillet ?! God, we used to dream of eye fillet. Sometimes the butcher used to let us lo.....
» 16/06/2015 12:02:51 AM Hi JDJ, Yes, I'll pay them as they arise. Presumably refugees get some funds to pay for f.....
» 15/06/2015 11:56:09 PM Dearest darling Foxy, What you talking about ? Boats are contracted to bring refugees and.....
» 15/06/2015 11:41:18 PM Yep. Or Burma, where they have lived and worked for a hell of a lot longer that you and I .....
» 15/06/2015 11:12:31 PM Hiya Paul, You suggest, in one of your paranoid episodes, "No concern at all for t.....
» 15/06/2015 10:59:09 PM Hi Jonathan, Are you suggesting that 'good foods' should be subsidised heavily and 'crap .....
» 15/06/2015 7:35:57 PM Hi JDJ, It's always been a complicated world. Sorry. Various kingdoms have ruled, back a.....
» 15/06/2015 7:11:31 PM Hi Philip, Yep, maybe once more, then ........... We'll see, won't we ?.....
» 15/06/2015 3:34:03 PM I just did my week's shopping, and I was struck how cheap vegetables were, considering you.....
» 15/06/2015 3:15:13 PM Hi Paul, Back to topic (although it's fun sinking the boot into all our demons, isn't it?.....
» 14/06/2015 9:53:18 PM In terms of stopping the boats, I think this is a brilliant idea. If every boat's crew, o.....
» 14/06/2015 5:50:47 PM Hi JDJ, A bit pig-ignorant, with the greatest respect. Let me know when the first Rohingy.....
» 13/06/2015 1:53:11 PM Hi Has been, Certainly taking refugees is a stop-gap measure, of course - until the probl.....
» 13/06/2015 12:38:34 PM What you talking about, Rhosty ?! Honestly ! I couldn't follow your logic ! Are you sugg.....
» 12/06/2015 9:14:00 PM Hi JDJ, Yes, I would. I have a spare room, two at a pinch. After a relatively comfortable.....
» 12/06/2015 9:07:55 PM Toni, So this has been just a ploy to draw us nerds out ?! You're probably on the local p.....
» 12/06/2015 7:00:11 PM Rhosty & JDJ, The Rohingya have been in that part of Burma for, variously, 200, 400 or 60.....
» 12/06/2015 9:19:14 AM Hi Obnbklcnblu, As an atheist, I've never been sure what religion has to do with euthanas.....
» 12/06/2015 9:09:13 AM Hi Toni, You might not get many bites since very few of us on OLO are non-nerds :( Joe.....
» 11/06/2015 6:42:35 PM Why not simply legalise suicide ? That's an act of genuine self-determination, after all ?.....
» 11/06/2015 6:25:55 PM Hi OTB, Life-member, yeah, although I think I'm on indefinite leave at the moment :) Hi .....
» 11/06/2015 4:07:16 PM Here's a thought which might explain China's urgency about establishing itself as a world .....
» 11/06/2015 4:03:43 PM Hi OTB, I know where you're coming from. As a life-member of the left, however, I have to.....
» 10/06/2015 8:07:20 PM Dearest Foxy, Statutes !? There were never any. It was never lawful, in any State (althou.....
» 10/06/2015 7:15:19 PM Hi Foxy, Seriously, you need to take such works with a huge grain of salt. How many cases.....
» 10/06/2015 11:34:47 AM Dearest Foxy, Getting to know me better ? If you play your cards right ...... Much love.....
» 10/06/2015 11:17:18 AM [continued] So no, I don't believe in a 'stolen generation'. Were kids put into care by s.....
» 10/06/2015 11:15:32 AM Dearest Foxy, 'Stolen Generation': it rolls off the tongue so easily, and whites are such.....
» 10/06/2015 10:52:28 AM Hi David, 6.5 hours per day, seven days a week, - perhaps 60 hours per week for women, tw.....
» 9/06/2015 6:15:15 PM Hi David, Perhaps there is more food always available in millions of square miles of rain.....
» 9/06/2015 2:30:29 PM Dearest Foxy, Stereotyping can seem positive, as well (of course) as negative: to believe.....
» 9/06/2015 11:53:05 AM Hi OTB, Surely you're not suggesting that the Rabbit-Proof Fence story was made up ? A fa.....
» 9/06/2015 11:15:03 AM Hi David, But what about a treaty then ? Pre-contact, the land-holding groups were the cl.....
» 9/06/2015 10:02:31 AM Hi Paul, I love the way OLO threads meander all over the place, touching on so many exper.....
» 8/06/2015 6:55:50 PM Dearest Foxy, I'll say it a hundred times if you like: organisations which are getting ab.....
» 8/06/2015 4:43:53 PM Dearest Foxy, What does it mean, " .... a community with few opportunities" ? I.....
» 8/06/2015 2:51:50 PM Hi Paul, Spot on: ".... society would be better served trying to keep people from of.....
» 8/06/2015 9:31:58 AM Hi Paul, Yes, I suppose that figure of thirty billion includes all forms of payments to I.....
» 7/06/2015 10:32:55 PM Dear Foxy, No, simply arrest anybody coming back from Syria or Iraq if they are suspected.....
» 7/06/2015 11:43:21 AM Dearest Foxy, Well, there have been perhaps hundreds of such programs over the years. If .....
» 7/06/2015 9:43:23 AM OTB, Those 174 remote 'communities' in WA contain, officially at least and perhaps far fe.....
» 7/06/2015 9:23:43 AM We know that know, Poirot. Maybe not back then. So, BTT. Clearly, whether suspected terro.....
» 6/06/2015 7:50:51 PM Paul, OTB, get a room. So what would you say yes to, if anything ? Paul, OTB, Jay, Foxy, .....
» 6/06/2015 5:25:24 PM So what should be the question that we are all so eager to say 'yes' to ? Or is this goin.....
» 4/06/2015 5:57:47 PM I suppose I'm as puzzled as anybody about what we are supposed to be supporting in this 'R.....
» 4/06/2015 4:52:43 PM Hi O, Thanks for that, no, I didn't mean that anybody was an out-an-out racist, just that.....
» 3/06/2015 9:59:11 PM Hi Poirot, I don't know about waxing lyrical about how good people had it, I'm still work.....
» 3/06/2015 6:46:18 PM Poirot, Yes. If you check out the transcript of the 1904 Roth Royal Commission in WA, and.....
» 3/06/2015 6:19:13 PM O Sung Wu & Foxy, Yes, 'we' are so powerful, so all-controlling, that 'we' do this, 'we' .....
» 3/06/2015 12:58:07 PM Hi David, Why do you assume that Aboriginal people are, and have been, sheep, to be moved.....
» 3/06/2015 12:04:35 PM Dear sweet Foxy, I suggest that OTB is pretty accurate in his assessments. Thirty billion.....
» 3/06/2015 9:26:11 AM Hi Paul, You put your finger on the key issue: "Like these people our indigenous ar.....
» 2/06/2015 6:05:05 PM Perhaps you're right, Pete, we should just let it go. After all, we don't want to make mis.....
» 2/06/2015 6:01:40 PM Suse., Yes, thank you, thank you, I was going to raise that issue of segregated employmen.....
» 2/06/2015 5:10:08 PM Dear Foxy, No, life's too short to watch Bilger's rubbish and lies. The people at Utopi.....
» 2/06/2015 5:04:14 PM Hi BobJelly. "Clauses 39 and 40 of the Magna Carta state: “No free man shall be seiz.....
» 2/06/2015 4:51:21 PM I've been typing up old documents in relation to Aboriginal policy and I'm working through.....
» 2/06/2015 10:21:11 AM We might be jumping the gun a bit, on a number of grounds: If an Australian citizen has j.....
» 1/06/2015 10:55:06 AM Hi Craig, Well, like Edison and his attempts at a workable light bulb filament, I'm sort .....
» 31/05/2015 5:24:55 PM Hi Cfraig, "Do you have any reason to believe that there will be a net carbon reduct.....
» 31/05/2015 4:00:31 PM Hi Craig, I don't have any figures for anything, that's why I'm asking :) My question is:.....
» 31/05/2015 2:46:19 PM Hi Poirot, I can appreciate your wanting to give everybody equal opportunity to demonstra.....
» 31/05/2015 1:51:44 PM Hi Craig, Yes, the total CO2 outputs from all of the factors of production in the manufac.....
» 29/05/2015 9:42:07 PM Hi Poirot, Yes, put people on trial who are suspected of aiding terrorists, no probs. Bu.....
» 29/05/2015 4:28:05 PM Dearest Foxy, As you say, "Our Attorney-General and our Prime Minister have made i.....
» 29/05/2015 9:03:02 AM Is it agreed that there is a de facto war going on in the Middle East ? Australia supports.....
» 27/05/2015 3:37:58 PM Hi Craig, thanks, but that wasn't the question: I assume that solar panels etc. can be con.....
» 27/05/2015 2:37:16 PM Just a dumb question from an ignoramus: All the bits a pieces that go into solar power p.....
» 25/05/2015 3:38:26 PM Hi Leslie, If even Marx was disillusioned with 'Marxists', then I suppose I'm in good com.....
» 25/05/2015 12:08:28 PM Hi Tristan, In our continuing obituary for Marxism - Mouffe and Laclau's 'post-Marxism' i.....
» 25/05/2015 11:34:58 AM QED. We would be aware of how serious the current situation is in the Middle East, with m.....
» 25/05/2015 8:37:29 AM Hi Craig, Before you go off to school, is there any chance that you may attend to the iss.....
» 24/05/2015 7:22:30 PM Hi Craig, Is it me or do you always come across as smug and fatuous, in your Olympian pro.....
» 24/05/2015 11:28:25 AM Hi Obbaj, I think LEGO is on the button - why do simple-minded people try to make silly j.....
» 24/05/2015 10:57:42 AM If the logic of any mythology or religion is that what is written, cannot ever be changed,.....
» 23/05/2015 6:01:48 PM Obnaj, What is striking about the current situation in the unnamed part of the world in q.....
» 23/05/2015 2:49:09 PM Sorry, Onjab, I should have been more explicit, i.e. "We come back to it: What valu.....
» 23/05/2015 11:21:18 AM Forgive me for suggesting that most commentators here are making the same error that Marx .....
» 22/05/2015 9:27:40 AM Hi Suse, "We need to denounce violence in whatever, and in whomever, form it takes.&.....
» 21/05/2015 6:35:56 PM IFF, there has been a 'pause' in global warming for nineteen years, then all those of us u.....
» 21/05/2015 6:00:31 PM And it's a rapidly moving situation: now that the reactionaries have captured Ramadi and b.....
» 21/05/2015 5:00:53 PM Hi Rhian, If we must talk about Islamism, then how's this for an outrageous idea : That .....
» 21/05/2015 4:43:28 PM So, aside from using a religious pretext, what are the values, the principles, that the te.....
» 21/05/2015 8:45:23 AM Not before time, if it's actually the case. What are the values which support terrorist a.....
» 20/05/2015 2:09:09 PM Just to be paranoid for a minute, if you were in charge of a large company involved in the.....
» 19/05/2015 9:43:17 AM [continued] Then along come the Greens, to swipe the Labor Party's professional and afflu.....
» 19/05/2015 9:41:35 AM Although I disagree with some of what Dr Beljac has written, I do think that this article .....
» 18/05/2015 11:36:06 PM Hi Jules, My limited understanding is that Chernobyl was one of the first generation reac.....
» 17/05/2015 6:10:45 PM PaulWalter, I could be wrong but that's a hell of a long bow you've drawn there. There a.....
» 16/05/2015 11:43:45 AM [continued] I'm not suggesting that the Rabbit-Proof Fence Story didn't necessarily happe.....
» 16/05/2015 11:41:39 AM [continued] For example, my colleague and I have just finished typing up the 1935 Moseley.....
» 16/05/2015 11:23:41 AM Fascinating. Jut in the last couple of weeks, I've been groping towards something similar,.....
» 11/05/2015 7:54:28 AM Hi Pail, So what are the actual issues ? Yes, there is a problem, too many people are hom.....
» 10/05/2015 6:57:41 PM Hi Nathan, Yes, this must be one of the stupidest and most heartless ideas I've heard of .....
» 4/05/2015 9:15:14 AM Hi Jules, Yes, you're right: everybody should read the Koran, or at least dip into it at .....
» 3/05/2015 4:49:00 PM Hi SILLER, Yes, I suppose lechers like this bloke are hoping that Allah will be merciful .....
» 2/05/2015 7:45:47 PM Hi Wobbles, You're a bit quiet, are you okay ? Just to help you along: let's look at a .....
» 1/05/2015 5:28:05 PM Hi David, No, I don't think it was right that Abbott's daughter got a $ 68,000 scholarshi.....
» 1/05/2015 3:56:21 PM Hi CDavid, You may not be as wrong as you think you are: People may 'have been identifie.....
» 30/04/2015 6:28:16 PM Hi OTB, Neville Shute, yeah, a great writer. Yes, it's sometimes amazing how nepotism r.....
» 30/04/2015 5:58:43 PM Hi Bazz, where you been ?! But on the other hand, in a hundred years, perhaps ten per cen.....
» 30/04/2015 4:40:01 PM Dearest Foxy, Many of us really did miss you, you know :) Yes, I've been trying to provi.....
» 30/04/2015 8:59:44 AM Hot yet, Foxy I just found this thread - thanks. Some people make assertions, as if they.....
» 30/04/2015 8:10:28 AM Hi Pete, Still waiting for Wobbles :) Three days now. Do you think he's forgotten us :( .....
» 29/04/2015 7:23:45 PM Dearest Foxy, I'll have to come back to your comments about Aboriginal history :) I miss.....
» 29/04/2015 10:17:22 AM Hi Arjay, China has maybe five to ten years before its demography and no-interest loan po.....
» 28/04/2015 11:51:41 PM Dear Foxy, I'm not sure what you're getting at - that we can rank atrocities ? and that c.....
» 28/04/2015 6:52:19 PM Hi David, It was well-known by the 1860s that what were called 'half-castes' could inter-.....
» 28/04/2015 4:14:37 PM Hi Wobbles, If you could just name one of Bilger's 'truths', I'm sure many of us would be.....
» 28/04/2015 12:40:42 PM Sorry, David, I didn't notice the 'before' Darwin. 'After' as well :) Still, I'm not so .....
» 28/04/2015 11:36:56 AM Hi David, No, Darwin didn't: check out his "Descent of Man" where he praises in.....
» 28/04/2015 9:13:39 AM Hi Suse, Do you mean missionaries like Livingstone who helped to stop the thousand-years'.....
» 28/04/2015 7:55:15 AM Hi Banjo, Thanks for that interesting article. Of course, people have never been pawns of.....
» 27/04/2015 9:31:35 PM Hi Banjo, ca va ? Your question, 'how much Aboriginal blood you have to have in Australia.....
» 27/04/2015 6:45:58 PM Brilliant, Pete ! Be very careful :) As a former Marxist (if such is possible), I'm mindf.....
» 27/04/2015 5:25:22 PM Hi Cody, I'm inclined to agree with you about a 'stolen' generation: children taken into .....
» 27/04/2015 10:51:41 AM Yep, it's up. A huge job, 339,000 words. Enjoy ! I suppose when you are sitting somewhere.....
» 27/04/2015 9:59:54 AM If there is a word for someone who refuses to change his prejudices, no matter what eviden.....
» 26/04/2015 6:00:46 PM Hi OTB, No, I don't think groups shared much - ideas, technology, common words, perhaps n.....
» 26/04/2015 2:27:37 PM Hi onthebeach, To follow on from your last point, here are a couple of completely unrelat.....
» 26/04/2015 9:19:03 AM [continued] About higher education since 2005: ironically, support programs at universiti.....
» 26/04/2015 9:14:10 AM Hi Banjo, Ah, I love those self-evident 'how-else' questions: 'How else could they have .....
» 25/04/2015 1:23:45 PM Thank goodness ! It's been a bit dreary without your contributions. Welcome back, dear Fox.....
» 25/04/2015 11:56:03 AM To get back towards the topic, with a slight detour to comment on firing practices: the no.....
» 24/04/2015 11:56:35 PM Hi Banjo, Not really, I'm not a historian, I wish I was, but I'm too old to start now. I'.....
» 24/04/2015 9:02:55 AM [continued] Hi Banjo, I'm not suggesting that life was all sweetness on settlements: dur.....
» 24/04/2015 7:58:01 AM Dear Banjo, Thank you. Actually, by the way, my grandfather served under your namesake du.....
» 23/04/2015 9:10:41 PM Dear Banjo, As a short-cut, if you check out my web-site (www.firstsources.info) look up .....
» 23/04/2015 7:11:50 PM Hi Yuyutsu, You're right, so what aren't the Government kill-joys planting more money tre.....
» 23/04/2015 7:08:38 PM Hi Roscop, Yes, 'welcome to country' ceremonies must be close to thirty years old now. Ti.....
» 23/04/2015 9:10:37 AM Sure - you go first, Poirot :).....
» 23/04/2015 8:48:35 AM Since the topic of this thread is Abbott, how would you rate the following on a scale of 1.....
» 23/04/2015 8:30:00 AM Hi Banjo, I think you've answered your own query. Put the time in, my boy, and you may le.....
» 22/04/2015 3:30:01 PM Hi ttbn, Nobody is going to be evicted from 'communities'. No 'communities' will be 'clos.....
» 22/04/2015 2:02:27 PM Hi Rhosty, About land-holding, or land ownership: it's a bit more complicated than merely.....
» 22/04/2015 1:52:15 PM Hi SM, And, once she released her report, did Triggs say anything about the dramatic redu.....
» 22/04/2015 12:54:23 PM Hi Gary, 'The following formulation was contained in the Gillard government Aboriginal an.....
» 22/04/2015 11:57:35 AM Hi Banjo, My sources ? Check out my website: www.firstsources.info - you will find about .....
» 21/04/2015 1:18:36 PM Hi Banjo, Some slight exaggerations there, but I suppose hyperbole is easier than evidenc.....
» 20/04/2015 9:06:29 AM My limited understanding of WA 'communities' is that the smallest 173 officially contain a.....
» 17/04/2015 4:28:30 PM Yuyutsu, I don't think hate has anything much to do with this subject. It's basically a s.....
» 17/04/2015 4:17:18 PM Hi Steve, You don't need to be anywhere near so passive about learning - it doesn't have .....
» 17/04/2015 4:11:32 PM Hi Poirot, Well, traffic is what we make it. An especially provocative article is bound t.....
» 17/04/2015 9:13:38 AM You're confusing quantity with quality, Poirot :) Cheers, Joe.....
» 17/04/2015 8:22:37 AM Yes, many of us miss you, Foxy, and your never-failing good nature. I hope everything is o.....
» 16/04/2015 7:57:22 AM I'm trying to get my head around some of Triggs' decisions: * a bloke murders his wife a.....
» 9/04/2015 6:58:03 PM Pete, yeah, that might get them into an even deeper hole - how much did the Olympics cost .....
» 9/04/2015 5:08:44 PM Hi Pete, By dodging taxes, Greeks have, I hate to say, brought much of this on themselves.....
» 9/04/2015 4:13:54 PM No, AC, I don't think the entire Muslim world are gullible puppets on the end of a string .....
» 9/04/2015 7:33:14 AM AC You suggest, quite correctly that 'Not all Muslims support ISIS or are religious extr.....
» 7/04/2015 4:41:05 PM Hi Bazz, I know what you mean, but I'm beginning to suspect that the fascists are using I.....
» 6/04/2015 10:38:20 AM Spot-on, LEGO. "Islamic State is a cancer of capitalism", claims James O'Neill......
» 5/04/2015 6:24:16 PM CH, The zero ? An Indian invention, predating the Muslim and Christian use by eight hundr.....
» 5/04/2015 1:46:34 PM Hi CH, I keep trying that URL but it doesn't work. But as you suggest, why does anybody t.....
» 5/04/2015 12:05:33 PM Sorry, James, that URL didn't come up: 'page not found'. Perhaps you can briefly tell me i.....
» 5/04/2015 9:13:31 AM Hi LEGO, Spot-on. I suppose we can take comfort from the fact that fascists and totalitar.....
» 4/04/2015 11:05:37 AM Hi Yebiga, Do you have any evidence that ISIS commanders have ever been goat-herders ? Or.....
» 4/04/2015 9:01:21 AM Hi Yebiga, Do you have any evidence that ISIS is ' a fiction created and funded by the US.....
» 3/04/2015 6:00:27 PM I James, Any evidence of complicity with ISIS ? As a child (or at least, young adult) of .....
» 3/04/2015 5:01:03 PM CH, I reckon that even a bloke who is a repeat offender, with many break-and-enter and tr.....
» 3/04/2015 4:14:53 PM Hi James, I'll ask again, what evidence is there that the US is currently supporting ISIS.....
» 3/04/2015 10:49:37 AM Hi Yebiga, What does 'yebiga' mean in Russian, I wonder ? A fictional war on terror ? Pe.....
» 3/04/2015 7:56:29 AM Hi James, Wouldn't it be nice if we could put all the bad people in one group and all the.....
» 2/04/2015 3:19:02 PM Hi Yebiga, In what ways is the US helping ISIS in Syria ? By not bombing it ? Clearly, th.....
» 1/04/2015 5:22:54 PM Hi Steve, I'm sorry you have gained so little from your education so far. Those of us who.....
» 1/04/2015 10:54:14 AM Hi Runner, I don't think we should minimise the crime of punching a wall, or leaning aggr.....
» 1/04/2015 8:38:36 AM Hi Nathan, Yes, it must be tough for ex-petty-crims to find work. In this case, perhaps h.....
» 24/03/2015 3:28:11 PM Sorry, hermit, I meant 'hermit'......
» 24/03/2015 3:27:09 PM Sorry, Killarney, it's an old joke: "Give a bloke a fair trial, then shot him." .....
» 24/03/2015 3:23:42 PM [Deleted for abuse.].....
» 22/03/2015 1:32:36 PM Slightly more on-topic, I would suggest, after the murder of more than a hundred people at.....
» 21/03/2015 8:06:05 AM Hi Killarney, What's wrong with this sentence ? 'It's just the same old story of men usi.....
» 20/03/2015 9:37:17 PM Yebiga, Killarney, So, because the narcissist has exposed the machinations of world capit.....
» 20/03/2015 3:08:31 PM Foxy, In return, you may wish to read this article from The Guardian, my favourite journa.....
» 20/03/2015 3:00:13 PM Thanks, Foxy, I'll take it on board. Love, Joe.....
» 19/03/2015 10:00:35 PM Hi Jonathan, I don't think anybody on this thread has made much of this naecissist's Wiki.....
» 19/03/2015 6:03:40 PM Dear Foxy, I always enjoy reading your posts, even if I disagree with so many of them ;) .....
» 19/03/2015 3:28:46 PM Killarney, My bet is that this will play out as follows: * Assange will be questioned by.....
» 19/03/2015 3:23:29 PM Constance, The Rockefellers were Baptists, at least J.D.'s mother was. His father was, fo.....
» 18/03/2015 7:04:41 PM Hi markjohnconley, No, not necessarily, BUT there can be a huge overlap: we only have to .....
» 18/03/2015 6:01:40 PM Hi James, Most of us were expecting you, sooner or later :) How does this sound ? 'Noth.....
» 18/03/2015 2:52:32 PM The two things I'm reasonably sure of about renewable energy technologies are: * that the.....
» 18/03/2015 10:04:13 AM Hi Pete, I'm pretty slow today, but I suspect that you're having a lend of us. 'The great.....
» 18/03/2015 8:39:13 AM Now we'll see: whether the accusations of Assange's former Wikileaks colleagues that he ef.....
» 18/03/2015 7:17:31 AM Yonks go, when I was well and truly on the far-Left, and Hans Eysenck was due to give a ta.....
» 17/03/2015 10:01:42 PM Thanks for that link, Foxy. I thought it was quite a perceptive article. I'm especially re.....
» 17/03/2015 7:54:19 AM Barnett is planning to withdraw some services from the smallest 174 'communities'. They co.....
» 16/03/2015 6:18:22 AM Hi George, Yes, the politics of the Black Sea are probably far more complex than those of.....
» 13/03/2015 4:01:14 PM NC, 'For those who have had no courses ... ' ? Sounds like child marriage to me. You are .....
» 13/03/2015 7:34:19 AM NC, Yes, 65:4. As for your question: “Do you consider an Islamophobe to be an extremis.....
» 12/03/2015 3:23:02 PM NC, Dear oh dear. Too clever by half: I wrote: <<I did NOT state that the Koran wa.....
» 12/03/2015 3:10:11 PM Hi George, The Gulf of Mexico is, for most of its extent, more or less American. The Blac.....
» 11/03/2015 2:28:24 PM Something has puzzled me lately - I'm a slow learner - around the discussion about forms o.....
» 11/03/2015 12:55:11 PM Dearest Foxy, It might help to think of Russia as a State Mafia, with senior oligarchs jo.....
» 11/03/2015 10:02:34 AM I suppose one touchstone about climate change is whether or not there has been a 'pause' i.....
» 11/03/2015 9:02:43 AM Jayb, Equality means, broadly, more or less, that whatever rights men have, women have. S.....
» 10/03/2015 10:16:00 PM NC, In answer to your questions: 1 (1) Yes. 1 (2) Yes. 2. Because you haven't answered.....
» 10/03/2015 10:06:20 PM Dream On, You mentioned 'murder, steal, rape and pillage.' In South Australia, the last .....
» 10/03/2015 4:56:14 PM NC, In answer, I may have to repeat myself, perhaps three times: 1. 'To your question: &.....
» 10/03/2015 3:32:57 PM Just found this thread. Fascinating ! Why is everybody so polite and civil ? Where is the .....
» 10/03/2015 2:55:48 PM Hi NC, I certainly hope that you are right when you say: "The infuriated Muslim mass.....
» 9/03/2015 6:06:11 PM Igor, most fools know enough when to stay silent. NC, What readers might make of my ques.....
» 9/03/2015 12:37:10 PM NC, I don't think there is such a thing as an 'outrageous question', simply because you c.....
» 9/03/2015 9:37:08 AM NC, Again and again, I have to point out that I was asking a question, not making a decla.....
» 9/03/2015 9:24:01 AM You're onto something, David :) To combine the above with the topic: On the whole, urban .....
» 9/03/2015 8:09:02 AM MAdam, Can you tell the difference between a question and a declaration ? I was simply as.....
» 8/03/2015 4:38:29 PM McAdam, No, I don't assume there are only two 'opinions' on the subject of child marriage.....
» 8/03/2015 1:29:14 PM [continued] Often being Aboriginal can be a trap: once employers know it, one can be grad.....
» 8/03/2015 12:00:49 PM NC, Your irrelevant question back then ? About the US invasion of Iraq ? Yes, I marched a.....
» 8/03/2015 9:14:25 AM Reductio ad absurdum, Igor. Who ever said that all Muslims are paedophiles ? Is that how y.....
» 8/03/2015 9:02:07 AM [continued] On the latest figures, something like ninety per cent of Aboriginal people (h.....
» 8/03/2015 8:35:16 AM Hi David, "Joe, your figures may be technically correct, but the above comments also.....
» 8/03/2015 7:04:23 AM Hardly hypothetical, McAdam - the topic relates directly to the nature of democracy and at.....
» 7/03/2015 3:49:55 PM Hi Jayb, You suggest: 'I suppose that jailing that moslem guy for marrying & having sex w.....
» 7/03/2015 1:04:06 PM [continued] Yes, the One Big Crime was committed - settlement - and it's a bit late to un.....
» 7/03/2015 1:02:36 PM Hi Growly, I suggest that the position is vastly more complicated than that. After all, n.....
» 6/03/2015 4:46:20 PM Hi Onjab, No, I certainly don't expect all that many readers of OLO to agree with me on a.....
» 6/03/2015 4:14:30 PM Maybe we're not communicating effectively on this thread because some of us are using diff.....
» 6/03/2015 7:57:46 AM I'm glad Mr Hyckman mentioned Indigenous education: in the first-half-year figures for 201.....
» 3/03/2015 4:28:17 PM Igor, do you have anything to offer but vapid inanities ? Robert, I can appreciate that.....
» 3/03/2015 3:39:35 PM Runner, Australia is an amazingly tolerant country: just looking at that slogan "Beh.....
» 3/03/2015 8:22:17 AM Oh, Igor, what a witty response........
» 2/03/2015 8:39:40 PM NC, No. You do NOT dictate to me. So: 'ISIS are terrorists and NO, they are NOT AT ALL .....
» 2/03/2015 5:25:11 PM NC, Found them: * what world do you live in? Australia, 2015. * More importantly, what.....
» 2/03/2015 8:42:45 AM NC, So what was your question again ? Hypocrite, So, when someone questions something.....
» 1/03/2015 7:51:06 PM Hi Craiog, What has racism got to do with whether or not the Koran sanctions the deeds of.....
» 1/03/2015 7:28:21 PM Hi NC, A lot of words there. How about a simple 'yes' or 'no' to my simple question ? Jo.....
» 1/03/2015 5:08:05 PM Hi Craig, Burning someone to death in a cage. Throwing individuals off tall buildings. .....
» 1/03/2015 10:55:18 AM Hi OTB, I'll stick by what I wrote: "We all have to get along within a single legal .....
» 1/03/2015 8:25:15 AM Hi Banjo, Yes, I agree that the laws are often not enforced, or enforced enough: maintain.....
» 1/03/2015 8:13:34 AM Thanks, LEGO. The simple question is still hanging in the air: are ISIS terrorists acting.....
» 28/02/2015 2:35:20 PM Hi Foxy, I totally support your statement that "In this country we have the rule of.....
» 27/02/2015 9:45:41 PM NC, I don't avoid, I ignore, your irrelevant questions. So you obfuscate ? That's a 'ye.....
» 27/02/2015 5:46:54 PM Yuyutsu, "The problem is when you attempt to enforce your society's internal agreeme.....
» 27/02/2015 4:30:02 PM Hi Crai, Yeah, those elderly b@stards ! Working all their lives, and then having the gall.....
» 27/02/2015 4:23:18 PM Hi Jayb, Yeah, I remember when I was at Penrith State Primary School, there was a bully i.....
» 27/02/2015 3:33:28 PM Hi Foxy, Spot on ! All Australians should, and do actually, come under one set of laws, w.....
» 27/02/2015 3:14:19 PM Hypocrite, heal thyself. NC, Simple question: Can what ISIS is doing be justified by refe.....
» 26/02/2015 9:06:22 PM NC, I've put forward some questions which I think are crucial. Whether you have the coura.....
» 26/02/2015 3:52:21 PM Craig, So what did I write that offends basic logic - or am I offending your left-opportu.....
» 26/02/2015 3:13:22 PM Wolly B, Yes indeed, that's perfectly true, but that doesn't negate the fact that there a.....
» 26/02/2015 2:56:48 PM NC, I think that, if ISIS does not represent Islam BUT it does represent the 'faith' of m.....
» 26/02/2015 7:52:15 AM ISIS claims that everything it does is in accordance with the Koran and subsequent hadiths.....
» 24/02/2015 1:47:37 PM O Sung Wu, It's strange how history is remembered. As an anti-War protester from about 19.....
» 23/02/2015 6:55:20 PM Hi Craig, Yes, my sitting bits are my best friend, sometimes they allow me to talk for th.....
» 23/02/2015 5:07:27 PM Hi Craig, I asked the bit I'm sitting on and it told me nothing new, but suggested I migh.....
» 23/02/2015 4:34:13 PM Hi Craig, Your last post ? I didn't think so. Then you suggest that "Evidence-base.....
» 23/02/2015 3:18:55 PM The British legal system, so much of which the Americans inherited, is a very conservative.....
» 23/02/2015 7:42:33 AM Poirot, Yeah, probably, but how many times on OLO threads does one have to point out that.....
» 22/02/2015 10:54:15 PM Poirot/Foxy, He got off on a technicality, and you know it. He intended to work with terr.....
» 22/02/2015 7:36:42 PM Whatev, Po BTT. Foxy, come off it, you know very well that Hicks was in Afghanistan befo.....
» 22/02/2015 6:01:00 PM My dear Poirot, How does this make you feel ? Any chance of sticking to topic ? Love, .....
» 22/02/2015 5:52:11 PM Dearest Foxy, Well, we know he might have fired more than one shot at Indian troops in Ka.....
» 22/02/2015 3:43:15 PM Dear Foxy, Well, of course there's due process and then there's what Hicks was actually t.....
» 22/02/2015 12:08:41 PM Dear Foxy, You could be right: Hicks, after working for NATO in Albania and Bosnia, left .....
» 21/02/2015 5:54:43 PM Sorry, Yerguga, I'm not all that bright, what on earth do you mean by that cryptic message.....
» 21/02/2015 4:12:37 PM Dear Foxy, Yes, innocent until proven guilty unless someone can get off on the technicali.....
» 21/02/2015 4:08:06 PM Hi Yebiga, So truth and reality mean nothing to you ? Crap Ideology = problem. Joe.....
» 21/02/2015 10:53:56 AM [continued] Obviously, it's far more complicated than that: there are major time-lags in.....
» 21/02/2015 10:46:23 AM Hi Jayb, Sorry, I'm not into trying to herd cats :) Go for it. As for IQ measurements, .....
» 20/02/2015 4:47:06 PM Hi Foxy, Not really - after the first bombing of the World Trade Centre in 1993, and the .....
» 20/02/2015 4:14:37 PM Yes, Yerbiga, we're all mind-readers out here, we know what you are on about. Typical four.....
» 20/02/2015 8:23:57 AM Yeah, get off his back ! He was wrongly captured while on holiday in Afghanistan, guarding.....
» 20/02/2015 8:19:07 AM Hi Yerbuga, Yeah ! Why can't anybody tell you the reasons for the decline of the Middle E.....
» 19/02/2015 7:20:39 AM Dream On, Do you have any evidence of the terrible crimes you are claiming ? If you ass.....
» 18/02/2015 7:07:08 PM YERBUGA, Among other things, I would very much dispute your claim that Aboriginal people .....
» 18/02/2015 1:09:22 PM Jayb, Ayatollah Khomeini in Western Australia ? Yeah, I might have picked grapes with hi.....
» 18/02/2015 8:13:25 AM 'Chump', Yebiga. Dream On, Don't get too far up yourself. My wife and I made some of the.....
» 16/02/2015 8:32:01 AM Hi Craig, Pericles' response: >>...there is no justification for Christianity's no.....
» 15/02/2015 1:13:44 PM Hi Poirot, Love that slide ! So clever ! Retchtub suggested that 'we have many great Mus.....
» 15/02/2015 12:04:17 PM JKJ, To give him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps NC/McAdam would concede that yes, Muha.....
» 15/02/2015 10:55:28 AM Hi Constance, Sorry, I must have missed your questions. Okay: Your suggestions about som.....
» 15/02/2015 8:37:09 AM Dream On, I should have added something crucial: often, especially in relation to Aborigi.....
» 15/02/2015 7:09:41 AM [continued] Nobody was 'herded' onto Missions in SA. I don't think there were any childr.....
» 15/02/2015 7:07:45 AM DreamOn, Do you have evidence for your assertions ? Or just a comfortable, proof-less, Pa.....
» 14/02/2015 3:46:27 PM Hi Constance, With respect, can you please tell us what you really think ? God, I love c.....
» 14/02/2015 1:05:45 PM Hi Rhosty, That's right, it's a large and complicated package of factors. I taught for a .....
» 13/02/2015 3:13:03 PM Maybe the bottom line is that there are many variables, and few givens: teachers, schools,.....
» 12/02/2015 5:38:23 PM [continued] So what should count as evidence, sufficient for us to believe something ? Wh.....
» 12/02/2015 5:33:44 PM Case in point. My poor old mum died on Saturday and at one of the wakes, a friend was talk.....
» 12/02/2015 3:04:36 PM McAdam, That was a shocking thing to do: three innocent people gone, and gone forever, an.....
» 8/02/2015 1:37:12 PM My dear Poirot, Never let it be said that I discriminate against anybody :) Love, Joe.....
» 8/02/2015 1:30:10 PM Oops ! That website should read: www.firstsources.info Fat fingers and bung eyes, not a g.....
» 8/02/2015 10:41:31 AM Foxy, My understanding is that the vote for the Greens went up by a bit more than one per.....
» 8/02/2015 8:59:00 AM [continued] Of course, 'facts' can be fabricated, but not all of them. And that fabricati.....
» 8/02/2015 8:55:54 AM [continued] The Protector provided up to a hundred boats on most waterways, 14-15-ft 'can.....
» 8/02/2015 8:54:57 AM Hi Don, To get back to topic: the truth doesn't have to rely on what is said or asserted,.....
» 8/02/2015 7:54:35 AM Wow, Constance, And I thought Arjay was off the planet :) So many long bows here ! Next.....
» 8/02/2015 7:44:22 AM Hi Paul, Yes, the Greens' vote was around 10 %, much higher in more affluent and middle-c.....
» 8/02/2015 7:33:38 AM Foxy, Yes, they have a huge job in front of them, an ideological revolution. I wish them .....
» 7/02/2015 8:55:27 PM Foxy, Well, I suppose we'll see, won't we ? Love, Joe.....
» 7/02/2015 7:56:33 PM Hi Foxy, So, you're implying that if someone shows love, everybody else will also show lo.....
» 6/02/2015 3:12:29 PM Constance, I have a horrible feeling that you may be close to the mark. If there isn't .....
» 6/02/2015 3:01:30 PM Hi Constance, No, I've never said I'm not interested in history, quite the reverse, to th.....
» 5/02/2015 5:42:10 PM Hi Constance, Sorry, connect what dots ? 'The Irish and the Russians are both Christians,.....
» 4/02/2015 8:13:03 PM dan, I think you're having a lend of us :) Okay, you've sucked me in: if income from expo.....
» 4/02/2015 6:43:09 PM Yeah, whatever. Back to topic: How does IS square burning someone to death in a cage, and.....
» 4/02/2015 4:22:38 PM As a bloke, I love a good cat-fight, but can you girls try to get back to the topic ? [Re.....
» 4/02/2015 4:19:26 PM I suspect that the great majority of Jewish people don't take much notice of the Talmud, C.....
» 4/02/2015 12:27:46 PM Jay, When, in 1941 ? Before or after the Nazis invaded Russia and Russian-controlled Pola.....
» 3/02/2015 8:45:43 AM Hi JKJ, In 'traditional' societies, - tribal, pre-civilized, primitive, whatever term one.....
» 2/02/2015 9:00:05 PM Poirot, What's your point ? Commodity prices have fallen, tax revenue falls. But spending.....
» 2/02/2015 6:59:58 PM Hi Poirot, No probs: commodity prices have fallen dramatically in 18 months. Hence less t.....
» 2/02/2015 5:45:45 PM Hi Poirot, Can you get into uni without the points ? Good luck. Well, as for austerity,.....
» 2/02/2015 4:50:40 PM NC, You honour me :) Are you maintaining that, whatever may have been the practice man.....
» 2/02/2015 3:31:54 PM Poirot, Obviously any government after the GFC. Any Treasurer would have known, keeping t.....
» 2/02/2015 8:20:42 AM McAdam, Rebecca and Isaac, okay, so the practice of child marriage in early Islam was onl.....
» 1/02/2015 8:43:03 PM Paul/Poirot, The Howard government was tossed out in 2007, leaving a multi-billion dollar.....
» 1/02/2015 7:19:46 PM Hi Poirot, ".... productive infrastructure", yeah, that might do it. What we ne.....
» 1/02/2015 6:02:05 PM Ah, the wounded goose ...... I'm don't think there is much to chortle about, Lib or Lab. .....
» 1/02/2015 5:35:02 PM Hi Paul, It must be pleasant to live in your either/or world. Many of us would be happy w.....
» 1/02/2015 12:51:38 PM NC, Pretty obviously, what might have been tolerated a couple of thousand years ago canno.....
» 1/02/2015 12:12:19 PM LEGO, The developer of the birth control pill, Carl Djerassi, has just died at 91. I'm su.....
» 1/02/2015 12:06:05 PM Hi LEGO, So ..... neither Jews nor Muslims, as you lump them both, want multiculturalism .....
» 30/01/2015 7:08:29 PM Hi Rhian, Of course, JoM's position raises issues of freedom of expression. I unreservedl.....
» 30/01/2015 5:26:39 PM JoM, Your assertion, that " ..... if something cannot be challenged it's usually dog.....
» 30/01/2015 7:00:05 AM Hi Foxy, Whatever floats your boat, although they don't do it for me :) Love, Joe PS. .....
» 29/01/2015 5:53:08 PM Why not: Dame Faith Bandler, New South wales Sir Wally Lewis, Queensland Sir Noel Pearso.....
» 29/01/2015 7:52:48 AM Hi Constance, When you suggest that " .... Islam, is the ideology – it is not a reli.....
» 28/01/2015 11:37:17 AM Hi Foxy & Constance, Surely if one person is allowed to wear religious-oriented clothing .....
» 28/01/2015 9:40:08 AM Hal mentioned last week, " the abuse of the privilege of free speech." Isn't .....
» 21/01/2015 7:14:55 AM SR, Kony = Boko Haram ? So two wrongs make a right, yet again ? Can we move on from this .....
» 20/01/2015 5:06:31 PM Thank you, NC, that fills out the picture :) So Bilal was an African slave, brought to Mec.....
» 20/01/2015 4:20:02 PM Thank you, Trisha, We need to constantly remind ourselves of what freedoms have been foug.....
» 20/01/2015 3:29:11 PM Hi McAdam, Governor Jindal said: "Some countries have allowed Muslims to establish .....
» 20/01/2015 12:50:25 PM Hi NC, Yes, according to Fernand Braudel, Bilal became the first Muezzin, presumably afte.....
» 20/01/2015 12:38:17 PM 'Violent Islam' - although of a Shi'ite variety - [maybe Islamism is an equal-opportunity .....
» 20/01/2015 11:44:55 AM You do me proud, Foxy :).....
» 20/01/2015 9:54:19 AM Hi Foxy, Of course, you're right, as usual, but only up to a point, literally: on the spe.....
» 20/01/2015 8:03:43 AM Thank you, McAdam, that clarifies the situation. SPQR, On the Atlantic slave-trade: of .....
» 20/01/2015 7:50:41 AM [continued] Killarney, I enjoyed your assertion of "a Nato-campaign to break up th.....
» 20/01/2015 7:43:02 AM Hi Killarney, Your interesting point, about "Those who dutifully parrot the 'viole.....
» 19/01/2015 9:24:44 PM Hi Poriot, Sorry, sooky-babe, what's your point ? Back to topic: it's surely important f.....
» 19/01/2015 4:19:39 PM Hi SR, I don't think the author indicated in any way that all Muslims were responsible fo.....
» 19/01/2015 4:00:21 PM Dame Margot, Flap-flap - anything but the topic. Look ! something else over there ! My .....
» 19/01/2015 3:47:51 PM Hi McAdam, I'm glad that you condemn the dreadful brutalities of IS - does this mean that.....
» 19/01/2015 3:31:44 PM Hi Constance, Stick at it, you've nailed one of the problems. The topic is "It is .....
» 19/01/2015 8:25:48 AM Thanks Chris, You've shown that we need such morons on a Monday, just to give us a laugh a.....
» 19/01/2015 8:12:11 AM Hi McAdam, North Korea, Eisenhower, Nixon ..... So are you saying that precautionary poli.....
» 18/01/2015 5:35:01 PM Craig, In Australia, this might go some way to answering your question: http://www.austl.....
» 18/01/2015 2:21:55 PM Well, she does have you pegged, Poirot :) How else would you describe your constant atte.....
» 18/01/2015 2:14:51 PM "There are people who sincerely view themselves as Muslims who have committed horribl.....
» 18/01/2015 1:58:26 PM As Constance rightly implies, invariably, both secular dictatorships (Nasser, Kassem, Assa.....
» 18/01/2015 11:54:25 AM Port, kettle, Poirot :).....
» 18/01/2015 11:11:51 AM Hi SPQR, Looking at those statistics, of "24,866 Islamic Terror attacks between 9/11.....
» 18/01/2015 10:50:57 AM On The Beach, There used to be 'OZ' and various scurrilous university student journals (a.....
» 18/01/2015 8:16:13 AM Good heavens, SPQR, are you suggesting that someone can be (I dare not write it) bigoted, .....
» 17/01/2015 7:43:41 PM Hi Foxy, [My fourth post in 24 hrs, I think]. I would have thought that a bigot is one .....
» 17/01/2015 7:29:24 PM Hi Foxy, Freedom of expression suggests the freedom to criticise, even offend or insult w.....
» 17/01/2015 7:08:03 PM Hi Foxy, I suppose it depends how you define 'bigot', and who decides who is and who isn'.....
» 17/01/2015 4:39:54 PM Here's an answer already to my question (I didn't expect it for days!): http://www.thegua.....
» 17/01/2015 4:36:04 PM Hi Foxy, I guess it's a bit like the right to get divorced, you don't have to exercise it.....
» 17/01/2015 4:25:58 PM Jardine/Minns, Two scenarios: One in France: * seventeen people murdered, ten because t.....
» 17/01/2015 2:54:18 PM Hi Aidan, Not sure what the connection is. Still, okay, I'll give it a go. * A flat baby.....
» 17/01/2015 2:37:07 PM Hi Foxy, Yes, it's uncovering a lot of misconceptions, isn't it ? 'Offence' and 'verbal .....
» 17/01/2015 12:02:48 PM Yes, George, you are repeating yourself because, with respect, you still don't get it - th.....
» 17/01/2015 11:25:47 AM Not since I was a kid, Foxy :) Even so, my brain has probably turned to mush with all that.....
» 17/01/2015 10:27:25 AM Yes indeed, Poirot, and those limits thankfully go well beyond what one might see in the W.....
» 17/01/2015 10:25:06 AM Hi Luciferase, Not an oxymoron - 'secular democracy' is a tautology, although of course, .....
» 17/01/2015 10:10:03 AM Hi George, Fascinating. Do you see a slight contradiction here: " ..... is it worth.....
» 16/01/2015 3:59:22 PM So, what if the baby bonus was doubled, and also treated as a sort of 'paid leave scheme',.....
» 16/01/2015 8:03:39 AM Hi George, Punching someone in the face (or beheading them etc.) because you disagree wit.....
» 16/01/2015 7:26:40 AM Hal, Yes, that was my point: that there are already laws against incitement to violence, .....
» 15/01/2015 5:17:15 PM Hal, Can you understand the difference between: * the right to offend and insult, * in.....
» 15/01/2015 4:51:54 PM McAdam/NC, Yes, as you say, "May we retain the ability to see the truth and live b.....
» 15/01/2015 7:31:11 AM Like most atheists, I'm sure, I've struggled consciously all my life to live by, and to en.....
» 15/01/2015 7:05:10 AM Please, enough of the playground morality: 'Well, you did too !' Well, so did you !' 'nyah.....
» 14/01/2015 12:25:42 PM Hi Kactuz, "Good thing I'm a goy boy." Don't kid yourself :) I think the Islam.....
» 12/01/2015 9:38:05 PM Steele Redux, "Learn from our mistakes, know that unchecked it will cause death and .....
» 12/01/2015 7:48:26 PM So Steele Redux and Daffy the Duck, Are you saying that two wrongs make a right ? Is that.....
» 12/01/2015 5:46:48 PM [Deleted for abuse.].....
» 12/01/2015 5:35:18 PM Hi Rhian, Perhaps you're right - current Islamism is roughly on a par with early Christia.....
» 12/01/2015 10:03:43 AM Divergence, So what DO you mean ? Planned parenthood ? Very gradual population stabilisat.....
» 12/01/2015 9:54:48 AM Hi SPQR, Clearly there is no such thing as a principled Left any more. Killarney, as I .....
» 11/01/2015 7:51:46 PM Nathan, You brought up Martin Bryant as a sort of comparison to Islamist terrorists. Why .....
» 11/01/2015 6:00:05 PM Hi SPQR, But it's interesting that, for comparisons to Islamist terrorists, Nathan has to.....
» 11/01/2015 5:15:43 PM Hi Nathan, So, Martin Bryant was acting in the name of Anglo-Saxonism, or Christianity ? .....
» 11/01/2015 8:41:21 AM Hi Craig, Fascinating ! You certainly could be onto something, that explains so much. No.....
» 10/01/2015 8:03:03 PM NC, Is that the limit of your stunted sense of morality ? ".... Kactuz and Loudmou.....
» 10/01/2015 5:36:56 PM [continued] And if not for Muhammad's fabled flying to Jerusalem, then how on earth can I.....
» 10/01/2015 5:12:00 PM McAdam, You dare to write: ".... frankly, I have no clue about the Boko Haram; who .....
» 10/01/2015 11:57:03 AM LEGO, "They probably can't understand why we are not doing to them in Australia, wha.....
» 10/01/2015 9:48:27 AM Arjay, This probably won't make the slightest difference for you: "French media rep.....
» 10/01/2015 6:29:51 AM McAdam/NC, Boko Haram has just butchered two thousand peole in north-east Nigeria. So whe.....
» 9/01/2015 7:06:35 PM NC/McAdam, "Even an occasional reader of Quran knows that Quran does not consider it.....
» 9/01/2015 3:57:30 PM [continued] As long as believers in any particular god, or block of wood, or fish, or ele.....
» 9/01/2015 3:43:13 PM Hi McAdam/NC, Computer problems. So much to respond to, so few posts. As to your self-p.....
» 8/01/2015 3:10:23 PM McAdam/NC, Do they teach mis-quoting in madrassas ? I suggested that " .... the Ko.....
» 8/01/2015 7:50:24 AM Hi McAdam, I owe you a sort of apology for my incomplete summation of the Koran: I should.....
» 7/01/2015 4:53:08 PM Hi NC/McAdam, as you suggest, "<<I support the strongest action by our author.....
» 7/01/2015 1:14:34 PM Hi Cobber, 57.9 asserted something, I knocked it back. I didn't say anything more, certai.....
» 7/01/2015 12:44:11 PM Hi Divergence, " .... the number of migrants arriving in Australia since the beginni.....
» 7/01/2015 10:48:44 AM 579, Hint: if you want to present a credible argument, don't over-egg it - slightly under.....
» 7/01/2015 9:46:07 AM Hi Constance, On force and violence: your quote, "There’s no doubt that later Musl.....
» 6/01/2015 7:43:04 PM NC, When you write, “Try your references in a session of scholars; your references will .....
» 6/01/2015 3:47:12 PM " .... Ukrainians want no more to be controlled by Russia or Russian controlled dicta.....
» 6/01/2015 2:22:19 PM Hi Matthew, Where to start ? I have a feeling you can't get to Dublin from here. But let'.....
» 6/01/2015 12:28:41 PM Hi McAdamNC, "Is it not odd that the hostage taker, who is cramped for space, what h.....
» 6/01/2015 12:18:14 PM Hi Aidan, That raises the question of why a woman who is out of work would want to get pr.....
» 6/01/2015 7:48:06 AM Matthew, Re your last post: don't confuse 'culture' with 'people', that slide from one to.....
» 6/01/2015 7:38:32 AM McAdam/NC, As you write, " ... from the mouth of that teen ager called Boston Bomber.....
» 5/01/2015 8:38:14 PM Jenny H, Would you, really ? Is that how your mind works ? Matthew, Nihilism is such f.....
» 5/01/2015 1:18:12 PM NC, Yes, it's a pity it was just a story, it didn't actually happen. Never mind. It's the.....
» 5/01/2015 10:29:07 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Sorry, I wasn't aware that this thread was focussing on the world, not just A.....
» 5/01/2015 7:30:15 AM Hi Yuyutsu, Thank you for elaborating on what you meant earlier. But you're still barking.....
» 4/01/2015 6:49:55 PM Hi NC, Those two verses go oddly together: "5:32 For that cause We decreed for the .....
» 4/01/2015 3:36:50 PM Sorry Squeers, I won't be following your example: "you should start punishing anyone .....
» 4/01/2015 3:26:24 PM Daffy Duck, I'm not sure what on earth your post had to do with anything. Daffy by name ......
» 4/01/2015 1:27:27 PM McAdam, " .... There is a big difference between 1.6 billion followers of Islam and .....
» 4/01/2015 12:35:55 PM Squerrs/Craig Minns, Sorry, I meant 'Mount Olympus', not the town of Olympia. Retchtub,.....
» 4/01/2015 9:22:54 AM Squeers/Craig Minns, It must be wonderful up there on Olympia. Yuyutsu, Surely any mov.....
» 4/01/2015 9:12:00 AM McAdam/NC, Pretty obviously, to question any beliefs is not at all necessarily to sit som.....
» 3/01/2015 3:17:32 PM McAdam/NC, You wrote: "And what is your right of questioning other people's beliefs.....
» 3/01/2015 11:01:48 AM Quite a few interesting comments, with the usual off the-mark and ad hominem contributions.....
» 2/01/2015 7:23:44 PM NC, Yes, honour killings take place in India as well as Muslim countries. In fact, it's p.....
» 2/01/2015 1:23:56 PM Ah Poirot, a littlec learning ..... You write, perhaps in too much of a hurry: "I d.....
» 2/01/2015 8:20:32 AM Wrong thread, Craig. And back-to-topic girls :) Gary has raised what would be called a 'w.....
» 2/01/2015 7:58:22 AM Hi NC/McAdam, Thank you for clarifying that point - that honour killings are completely a.....
» 1/01/2015 10:14:16 PM Thanks Poirot, No, you're right, he was a terrorist, a murderer, a rapist, and in his own.....
» 1/01/2015 9:05:50 PM Craig, " .... The only black clouds I want to see are the ones coming in from the We.....
» 1/01/2015 6:58:31 PM NC/McAdam, So you are suggesting that Islamic State is acting totally against the teachin.....
» 31/12/2014 2:48:19 PM Craig, [I'm losing a post over this, I hope it's worth it] Wow, you really are up yourse.....
» 31/12/2014 12:31:25 PM Craig, You're still making the mistake of thinking that Muslims are sheep, either getting.....
» 31/12/2014 10:13:51 AM Hi Craig, It might come as an unpleasant surprise to you but I don't really give a toss a.....
» 31/12/2014 7:48:48 AM NC/McAdam/Craig Minns, So: Islamic State has declared that Monis was a martyr, a hero, th.....
» 31/12/2014 7:42:42 AM Hi Killarney, So you are suggesting that the US caused the increase in refugee numbers fr.....
» 30/12/2014 2:31:02 PM Hi Craig, Perhaps you could give us some examples of your claims: "My comments her.....
» 30/12/2014 2:21:25 PM Hi Kactuz, I'm all for tolerance - within the bounds of the rule of law, the same rules o.....
» 30/12/2014 9:02:04 AM Thanks Craig, I asked, "Does the Islamic State act entirely according to the instruc.....
» 30/12/2014 7:52:54 AM Hi Ponder, I'm all for diversity as long as everybody lives by the same rules of law, and.....
» 29/12/2014 9:15:29 PM NC/McAdam/Minns, Simple question: Does the Islamic State act entirely according to the i.....
» 29/12/2014 1:36:44 PM NC, And where would Rosa Parks sit on a Saudi bus ? Anywhere ? or up the back, behind a b.....
» 29/12/2014 1:30:30 PM Hi Craig, Most of us on this thread are trying to get at the truth, in the light of innum.....
» 29/12/2014 7:45:51 AM NC/McAdam, Just one simple question: Is Islamic State acting in accordance with the Kor.....
» 28/12/2014 4:42:33 PM McAdam/NC, So the morals of the Koran are equivalent to biblical tales of four thousand y.....
» 28/12/2014 10:10:56 AM Hi NC/McAdam, Thank you for that: but that raises yet other questions - not statements or.....
» 27/12/2014 2:58:54 PM McAdam/NC, You may be misunderstanding SPQR. The question is: In your view, is Islamic .....
» 27/12/2014 1:50:23 PM NC/McAdam, So, since you don't agree that IS and all the other thug-terrorist groups acro.....
» 27/12/2014 9:49:33 AM NC/McAdam, So, the answer to Jardine's question, " Are you saying that no part of .....
» 26/12/2014 12:53:22 PM McAdam/NC, Thank you for writing, in answer to Jardine's quite legitimate question: “Do.....
» 26/12/2014 10:10:44 AM Good try, my dear wounded swan, Abuse is not 'on-topic'. It's not all about you. But I .....
» 26/12/2014 9:45:09 AM Hi Poirot, Ah, the 'Left' rides to the rescue of the extreme-Right ! Jardine asked a per.....
» 26/12/2014 8:12:44 AM NC/McAdam, A bit selective there: Jardine asked, as an 'if-then'-type question: "Do.....
» 25/12/2014 9:43:48 AM Onjab, Monis claimed allegiance to ISIS and held up a shop-full of hostages. In itself, w.....
» 24/12/2014 3:14:06 PM Hi McAdam/NC, I don't recall ever saying that the "Muslim mentality is totally one-s.....
» 24/12/2014 8:35:03 AM Hi Constance, Don't worry, I don't think I'm being fooled. Although, if there is such a c.....
» 24/12/2014 7:22:41 AM Hi McAdam/NC, I fully agree with you, when you denounce the Taliban [and all other Salafi.....
» 23/12/2014 4:46:01 PM Onjab, I'm sure most of us on this thread would condemn any American action forty years a.....
» 23/12/2014 11:09:58 AM Hal, Imagine the screams of 'compassion' from Hanson-Young if he had been returned to Ira.....
» 23/12/2014 8:08:44 AM McAdam/NC, Nobody is demonising Muslims. Nobody has to - in their name (are you prepared .....
» 23/12/2014 7:54:09 AM McAdam, If the US has been guilty of committing crimes, then they should be brought to bo.....
» 22/12/2014 2:54:35 PM McAdam, Check out 5: 116: "5:116 And when Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst.....
» 22/12/2014 8:13:42 AM Thanks Jay, I've got to use that: " ....'to let fact checking define the narrative w.....
» 22/12/2014 7:59:54 AM McAdam, You're right: "HATE destroys. And it's first victim is the beholder; it dest.....
» 21/12/2014 5:41:11 PM McAdam, That's called a 'straw man' or 'Aunt Sally' argument: nobody has said that violen.....
» 21/12/2014 10:49:09 AM NC, Appeals to 'authority' don't count for much - anybody could drag bits and pieces out .....
» 20/12/2014 7:10:06 PM ConservativeHippie, Yeah, but how do you know he wasn't a atheist pretending to be a Musl.....
» 20/12/2014 1:18:11 PM Hi Tom, Yeah, that was my point: oodles of 'research', some even by Indigenous 'researche.....
» 20/12/2014 1:02:59 PM While we're on the subject of how to respond to Islamo-fascism, I must commend the letmeri.....
» 20/12/2014 12:38:52 PM Moron Camo, " .... linking this guy to every other follower of islam is vastly idiot.....
» 19/12/2014 10:35:23 PM Camo, He acted in the name of Islam, whether Muslims like it or not: that was his rationa.....
» 19/12/2014 2:59:39 PM Camo, Proof: * He proclaimed that he was a Muslim, of the pro-IS variety: * he swore a.....
» 19/12/2014 7:14:10 AM Hi Camo, So perhaps he should have tattooed "terrorist" across his forehead ? W.....
» 18/12/2014 3:20:22 PM NC, He stuck an Islamic flag in the window. He called himself a sheikh. He had recently p.....
» 18/12/2014 7:37:36 AM Anyway, it wasn't an ISIS flag that that terrorist forced people to hold up: it was an al .....
» 18/12/2014 7:27:53 AM David, To be strictly comparable, wouldn't all previous annual records also have to be ad.....
» 17/12/2014 12:30:21 PM Hi Tom, I'm certainly not saying that there is no research or commentaries on Indigenous .....
» 17/12/2014 7:30:56 AM 130 kids killed in Pakistan by the adherents of the religion of peace. I suppose anybody w.....
» 17/12/2014 6:29:02 AM Killarney, It must be nice to be better than other people, not to be taken in by media, e.....
» 17/12/2014 6:16:15 AM Then we wait a few weeks :).....
» 16/12/2014 10:46:27 PM Hermit, I'll take that as a comment. In another month or so, Q & A will be back on, with .....
» 16/12/2014 10:34:50 PM David, Why bother ? Why not, for convenience and standardisation, compare years which go .....
» 16/12/2014 4:56:57 PM I don't think so, Hal :) Although his economy depends so much on oil and coal, as you have.....
» 16/12/2014 4:05:11 PM Thanks Hermit, Bilger writes: "The information age is actually a media age. We have .....
» 16/12/2014 3:51:17 PM David, That's almost the stupidest thing I've heard in a long while. Any day of the year,.....
» 16/12/2014 3:15:44 PM Hi Tom, Yes, there have been some inspirational professors and lecturers at universities .....
» 16/12/2014 7:15:47 AM Hi Dom, My wife's nephew :) My father-in-law and Lester's grandfather were brothers. Do.....
» 15/12/2014 7:38:34 PM Slightly off-topic, but that bloke holding up Lindt's and 30 hostages (he must have his ha.....
» 15/12/2014 8:11:39 AM What counts as research ? Research about 'research' ? Does someone from the Faculty of Her.....
» 14/12/2014 9:45:52 PM Thank you, Julian, I apologise, I have got you all wrong, I think. Yes indeed, the world.....
» 14/12/2014 12:32:36 PM [continued] That may be the dilemma of this century - how can a reactionary set of belief.....
» 14/12/2014 12:29:58 PM Hi Constance, What was the comparative state of Islamist thought and notions of human rig.....
» 14/12/2014 9:41:10 AM What, a US troop build-up in the Caucasus and eastern Europe ? How many ? In the hundreds .....
» 14/12/2014 9:20:55 AM James, Military build-up in the Caucasus ? How many troops ? How many planes ? How many m.....
» 11/12/2014 3:39:03 PM Item on that anti-ISIS capitalist lap-dog rag, The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/.....
» 11/12/2014 3:28:57 PM Yes, let's wallow in regrets. The pyramids shouldn't have been built. Greek temples etc......
» 11/12/2014 2:57:07 PM So, just out of interest, where does Bilger stand on ISIS ? Silence was the stern reply :.....
» 11/12/2014 8:29:08 AM World War I ? Well, I'm glad that's over. If only Bilger didn't over-egg his puddings so.....
» 10/12/2014 8:15:04 AM Hl, Interesting combination of countries there: all doing relatively well (no US, UK NZ o.....
» 9/12/2014 10:36:22 PM Where does one start ? First off, this is 2014, not 1100 BC. Secondly, to get back to th.....
» 9/12/2014 3:16:33 PM Killarney, This post from Pickering: http://pickeringpost.com/story/the-saudis-well-oiled.....
» 9/12/2014 7:01:52 AM No, Killarney, the US-NATO coalition is not fighting with ISIS anywhere, don't twist my wo.....
» 8/12/2014 10:17:28 PM Killarney, In what conceivable way is the democratic coalition fighting WITH ISIS in Syri.....
» 8/12/2014 7:24:00 AM Hi LEGO, My limited understanding is that, at the time of the mythical Muhammad, most cit.....
» 8/12/2014 7:15:35 AM Killarney, You've got 350. So, you're saying that, because the Yanks, twenty five and th.....
» 7/12/2014 1:57:00 PM AC, As you say, race has nothing to do with it. I never said it did. Like Palestine or .....
» 7/12/2014 11:14:28 AM Armchair Critic, Indeed. One child throws a rock ...... and Hamas fires a couple of thous.....
» 6/12/2014 1:37:39 PM Killarney, "Possibly, after many post-occupation decades, the Taliban might evolve t.....
» 5/12/2014 8:19:29 AM Jardine, As you say, " .... a man in Australia, a man in Afghanistan, a man anywhere.....
» 5/12/2014 8:12:15 AM Hi Suse, I agree with your first two paragraphs. But they do seem to be contradicted some.....
» 4/12/2014 3:50:25 PM Ah Suse, The next step in the 'slippery slope' is to argue the case for someone who is no.....
» 4/12/2014 3:16:52 PM Jardine, Women everywhere should have the same rights before the law as men. Get over it......
» 4/12/2014 3:05:14 PM Are we talking about suicide or the killing of another person ? If suicide, then with a bi.....
» 3/12/2014 6:02:42 PM Hi Constance, Those Enlightenment values have been attacked from Day One, and before - mo.....
» 3/12/2014 8:40:39 AM Is it possible that, over the past three or four years, more Palestinians have been killed.....
» 2/12/2014 5:40:53 PM Hi Constance, Yeah, as an old Marxist, I'm intrigued in the links between classes and ide.....
» 1/12/2014 2:20:07 PM [continued] So is Islamism, Salafism, ISIS, the ideology of sections of the eternally-fru.....
» 1/12/2014 2:14:03 PM Hi Constance, Another day, another bombing. Three, I think, all in the name of a fictitio.....
» 1/12/2014 8:39:45 AM [continued] My wife Maria worked in Indigenous student support programs for more than twe.....
» 1/12/2014 8:32:51 AM Aboriginal 'leaders'. Yeah, right. If 'leading' signifies in any way, coming up with new i.....
» 30/11/2014 5:59:58 PM Hi Constance, That telephone interview with Father Samir has so many insights, especially.....
» 30/11/2014 3:26:53 PM Thank you, Jules, I couldn't have said it better :) Regards, Joe.....
» 30/11/2014 8:56:26 AM Hi Grateful, You suggest that " .... When the terrorists kill Muslims you show no co.....
» 29/11/2014 11:54:12 AM Hi Jules, In the past day or so, the Taliban have killed six random people in one attack;.....
» 29/11/2014 11:10:34 AM PB, One problem about living as cave-dwellers is how incredibly inefficient such a life-s.....
» 28/11/2014 7:17:49 AM Hi Grateful, You suggest " .... I suppose another point to make about your list of c.....
» 27/11/2014 3:13:59 PM So this past week: * a couple of suicide bombers in northern Nigeria, killing eighty rand.....
» 27/11/2014 7:26:03 AM Hi Aussieboy, An article in today's paper talks about a proposal to grant TPVs to refugee.....
» 26/11/2014 7:12:01 PM Hi Aussieboy, In your response to Spindoc, you raise an interesting issue. Since this thr.....
» 26/11/2014 8:43:24 AM There is a very interesting article in today's Australian, on the last page of the Higher .....
» 25/11/2014 10:02:39 PM Hi Pesky Boy, Perhaps in that 100,000 years, our descendants will work out 'what's the po.....
» 25/11/2014 5:14:29 PM Floundering Swan, So, nothing of your own then ? No idea about one of the crucial issues .....
» 25/11/2014 8:39:14 AM Hi Poirot, Yes, I think you've been called out on this one too. Do you have anything wh.....
» 24/11/2014 3:05:41 PM Hi ALCAM, Those statistics on Indigenous higher education participation are raw figures, .....
» 23/11/2014 1:45:21 PM Hi Jay, I'll stick my neck out and suggest that, up until the seventies, the 'lower class.....
» 23/11/2014 9:01:06 AM Hi Jay, In the early days, once the first generation of Australian-born whites reached a .....
» 22/11/2014 3:31:44 PM OSW, As usual, I agree with Poirot on this topic: the transient beauty of a flower, the j.....
» 22/11/2014 3:15:28 PM Hi Big Nana, You touch on a very, very sensitive subject, but one that will have to be co.....
» 22/11/2014 9:27:03 AM Hi Big Nana, Yes, there are such huge differences between the conditions of life for peop.....
» 20/11/2014 4:47:50 PM No worries, CH :) Has Been, Perhaps that feuding between Aborigines and Islanders - and .....
» 20/11/2014 2:54:03 PM Hi Conservative Hippie, I wasn't aware that I had an anti-immigration stance. And with my.....
» 19/11/2014 10:30:59 PM Sorry, Bruce, I can't go along with what you write: "I'm staunchly ANTI-immigration,.....
» 19/11/2014 8:45:48 PM Hi Banjo, Like anybody else who breaks any law: they pay the penalty. As for those who .....
» 19/11/2014 12:12:29 PM Spot on, Bruce ! Otb & Foxy, I suppose we have to be aware that the 40 % of Liberal vote.....
» 18/11/2014 7:52:58 AM Straw man, Nathan - who's attacking ALL Muslims ? Today another car bomb in Afghanistan, .....
» 16/11/2014 1:44:02 PM Bazz, I'm sure there are French and English who still consider all parts of their previou.....
» 16/11/2014 10:58:38 AM Hi Nathan, Any chance that you could back-date your statement that "The number kille.....
» 16/11/2014 7:41:17 AM Sorry, Killarney, The topic is "Playing the victims". I raised the issue of Ind.....
» 15/11/2014 8:26:09 PM Dearest Foxy, From my own limited experience of near-daily bus travel, and what I hear an.....
» 15/11/2014 2:56:31 PM Interesting logic, Nathan. A bit psychotic, but there you go. Let's just run through a fe.....
» 15/11/2014 11:43:09 AM Msnsjunior, selamat siang, The murder of three girls, merely on the grounds that they are.....
» 14/11/2014 7:56:13 PM Hi Squeers, Welcome back. Who's Andee ? Do you mean imho ? Perhaps you have the wrong thr.....
» 14/11/2014 7:18:23 PM Dearest Foxy, I'm not sure what that demonstrated. Perhaps there are no cases in Australi.....
» 14/11/2014 5:16:20 PM It's easily forgotten that the Muslims in Spain promoted multiculturalism - they were happ.....
» 14/11/2014 4:31:13 PM The Melbourne-based demographer Bob Birrell, in a 2000 article on Inter-marriage in Austra.....
» 14/11/2014 4:20:14 PM enable them to more efficiently utilise their resources, by switching from a hunter-techno.....
» 14/11/2014 8:26:04 AM Hi Mikk, Psychologists would suggest that there are 'open thinkers' and 'closed thinkers'.....
» 14/11/2014 7:11:18 AM Hi Killarney, Thanks for that complete rubbish, and quite irrelevant rubbish at that. But.....
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