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» 27/08/2013 1:48:13 PM Dear Hasbeen and runner, How would you guys feel if newspapers would come out with the he.....
» 26/08/2013 4:40:29 PM Another suppository of "wisdom" from our resident self-proclaimed Christian......
» 26/08/2013 4:29:21 PM Dear SM, Pot-kettle? Isn't politics fun? As Dennis Pryor points out: "Especially.....
» 26/08/2013 1:51:15 PM Dear OUG, I marvel at your play on words - "Justice - not just us..." Great st.....
» 26/08/2013 1:20:34 PM Dear SM, How can anyone argue with someone who knows it all? As I've told you previously .....
» 26/08/2013 12:03:30 PM Dear OUG, That America permits conditions of ill-health to prevail among millions is perh.....
» 26/08/2013 11:24:33 AM Dear SM, Got anything new to add? We've heard all this from the Coalition. How about tell.....
» 26/08/2013 11:14:23 AM Dear Individual, I'm not the one who's full of delusions, or is in predictable denial. Al.....
» 25/08/2013 10:37:45 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), If only that were true. Dear Hasbeen, I'm so glad that you were j.....
» 25/08/2013 10:12:06 PM Dear McCackie, What results in working-class deaths and harm is the result of greed by &q.....
» 25/08/2013 9:41:01 PM Dear Individual, You need to go back to your posting record and re-read your posts. What.....
» 25/08/2013 5:42:14 PM Dear Hasbeen, We all have our fantasies. If yours is Abbott and Me - all I can say is - E.....
» 25/08/2013 3:57:06 PM Dear SM, Thanks for giving me the best joke of the afternoon. You - talking about intelle.....
» 25/08/2013 3:49:50 PM Dear Poirot, That's his problem. I've just been cleaning out some of my husband's old bo.....
» 25/08/2013 3:21:03 PM Dear Poirot, Who wouldn't be attracted to the - "loudmouth, wall-slapping bigot at U.....
» 25/08/2013 2:09:43 PM Dear OTB, How about you going back to your own posting record and re-reading what you've .....
» 25/08/2013 2:02:53 PM Dear Steven, Ooops, my apologies. I was in a rush and I've noticed that I mis-spelled you.....
» 25/08/2013 2:00:13 PM Dear Stephen, You've jumped the gun here. That wasn't the "evidence" that was .....
» 25/08/2013 1:39:34 PM Dear OTB, I will repeat it for you: When you stop with your - 1) Unreasonable generalis.....
» 25/08/2013 1:16:10 PM Dear SM, Talking about avoidance ... What about the Coalition's policy costings? What a.....
» 25/08/2013 12:09:27 PM Dear OTB, As I told Bazz on another thread - therein lies your problem - you need a prope.....
» 25/08/2013 12:02:31 PM Dear Banjo, It will be interesting to see which way the majority of people in Queensland,.....
» 25/08/2013 11:42:56 AM cont'd ... BTW: I have never supported the Greens. And your obsession with them is a bit .....
» 25/08/2013 11:33:50 AM Dear OTB, Let me see - it's all the fault of: 1) Multiculturalism. 2) Greens Protest Par.....
» 25/08/2013 11:07:11 AM Dear Shadow Minister, As Alan Austin pointed out to you on his article thread (and correc.....
» 25/08/2013 10:59:15 AM Dear individual, The burden of proof is on your shoulders. You're the one making the comm.....
» 24/08/2013 10:21:59 PM Dear Suse, A swinging voter? Me too. I'll try anything once, twice if I like it. 3 time.....
» 24/08/2013 5:38:37 PM Dear OTB, Yes that is so. And, I've already stated the facts regarding the problems faced.....
» 24/08/2013 12:09:05 PM Dear Suse, Your daughter would actually do better under Labor's policy because it's locke.....
» 24/08/2013 10:59:58 AM Dear Individual, You keep throwing the word "moron" around. And referring to pe.....
» 23/08/2013 10:20:27 PM Who to vote for? - that is the question - with the election coming up. I guess it all de.....
» 23/08/2013 9:51:50 PM Is that all you've got to say? How about adding something to this discussion - otherwise .....
» 23/08/2013 6:30:44 PM Dear runner, I did specify, that "no one with an ounce of intelligence would deny........
» 23/08/2013 6:16:32 PM Dear runner, What? You talking to me about cliches? Great try!.....
» 23/08/2013 6:08:49 PM Dear OUG, Thank You for contributing so much on Lithuania. For taking the time to do the .....
» 23/08/2013 5:54:24 PM Dear runner, Be careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, the ABC ca.....
» 23/08/2013 2:39:26 PM Dear OUG, In spite of a history of foreign domination, Lithuania possesses many customs a.....
» 23/08/2013 1:57:50 PM Dear EJ, Nobody with an ounce of intelligence denies that the planet has a finite amount .....
» 23/08/2013 1:17:23 PM Dear runner, I don't know of anybody with an ounce of intelligence who would be stating t.....
» 23/08/2013 12:39:19 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the link. It confirms some of the thinking that I experienced ha.....
» 23/08/2013 9:40:04 AM It looks like this discussion has now run its course so I'd like to once again Thank every.....
» 23/08/2013 9:33:15 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks. Your input, as always, is greatly appreciated......
» 23/08/2013 9:21:48 AM Dear Jay, If we look at the statistics published each year by the FBI in its "Unifor.....
» 22/08/2013 11:28:44 PM Dear Jay, Have a read of the link I gave in an earlier post. We can't compare Australia w.....
» 22/08/2013 11:06:51 PM Dear OTB, The information that was given was obtained from the annual reports of the FBI .....
» 22/08/2013 5:53:59 PM I gave the link that I did because we're not discussing Australia here but America and wha.....
» 22/08/2013 4:51:48 PM Dear cohenite, You do realise that not all Muslim women wear the burqa - the link I provi.....
» 22/08/2013 4:34:13 PM Dear OTB, Thank You for coming into this discussion and for correcting the spelling of Ko.....
» 22/08/2013 4:18:10 PM Posters may find the following link of some interest: http://americablog.com/2013/08/3-ok.....
» 22/08/2013 11:44:11 AM Dear Bec, Thank You for understanding my earlier post. My intention was not to label, or .....
» 22/08/2013 10:21:13 AM Dear SD, So glad to see you posting again and Thank You for taking the time to come into .....
» 21/08/2013 10:31:38 PM According to police - three "bored" teenagers (ages 15 - 16), shot a passing jog.....
» 21/08/2013 10:10:08 PM Here's a link that may help: http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/the-truth-behind-the-bur.....
» 21/08/2013 1:45:58 PM Dear Hasbeen, There's nothing more attractive than a self-made man. A man who works with .....
» 21/08/2013 9:12:01 AM Dear Chris, Wow, what a great life. Being part of history, taking part in the Olympics, a.....
» 20/08/2013 10:18:30 PM One issue that has not been discussed is the right to die. We have an aging population and.....
» 20/08/2013 9:59:17 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for your opinion and as I stated in my previous post - these ethi.....
» 20/08/2013 9:51:37 PM Dear Chris, Welcome back. And, Thanks for sharing. How could I have forgotten the Fun P.....
» 20/08/2013 7:12:56 PM The conflicting value judgements about abortion stem from the fundamental ambiguity in the.....
» 20/08/2013 6:41:57 PM Dear Jayb, If you're happy and you know it - share your meds. And change your diet......
» 20/08/2013 6:37:06 PM Dear Bazz, Therein lies your problem. You need to go to a real doctor, not a "QUACK.....
» 20/08/2013 6:28:01 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I remember Summer Sundays, starting out early with the entire famil.....
» 20/08/2013 6:14:57 PM Dear Houellie, The point that was being made was about education - not gender. And educat.....
» 20/08/2013 3:05:48 PM Dear OUG, I'm a firm believer that our present is linked with our past. I shared my thoug.....
» 20/08/2013 2:45:38 PM Dear Hasbeen, Talking about women and having their heads filled with "nonsense".....
» 20/08/2013 1:56:19 PM Dear Bazz, If it walks like a duck If it talks like a duck If it looks like a duck Then i.....
» 20/08/2013 1:30:40 PM Dear OUG, You've got the knack of putting your own take on things and doing it so well. I.....
» 20/08/2013 10:27:53 AM Dear OUG, Thank You for being so open and honest and sharing your experience with us on t.....
» 19/08/2013 6:47:42 PM Dear Misanthrope, So you're from Albania. I understand how difficult it must be to adapt .....
» 19/08/2013 4:30:43 PM Dear Chris, This discussion is about what being an Australian means to you. I'd like to h.....
» 19/08/2013 4:20:32 PM Dear misanthrope, Thank You for coming into this discussion and I am sorry to hear that y.....
» 19/08/2013 2:38:30 PM Dear Platypus, From what I've read on the subject it seems that the great majority of the.....
» 19/08/2013 11:27:02 AM Dear Cohenite, All the more reason for these goddesses to be covered up. (To prevent thes.....
» 18/08/2013 11:20:59 PM Dear Bec, What a wonderful post. Thank You so much. You've certainly captured exactly wha.....
» 18/08/2013 10:43:55 PM Dear cohenite, If women continue to gain more weight in this country, the burqa may seem .....
» 18/08/2013 10:36:25 PM Dear Platypus, Thanks for explaining. I now get it. I don't mind which one you use. They'.....
» 18/08/2013 9:37:00 PM Dear Individual, I explained the connection sometime ago. Go back and re-read - my post o.....
» 18/08/2013 7:28:33 PM Today we take for granted the cultural mix that is Australia's population, but what of the.....
» 18/08/2013 5:05:01 PM Dear Individual, You miss the point entirely. Our goal as parents is to instruct, to tea.....
» 18/08/2013 4:56:25 PM Dear Platypus, I have never reported anyone to the authorities. I do have another questio.....
» 18/08/2013 2:49:32 PM cont'd ... Anyway, for me this thread is now closed and I shall not be coming back to it......
» 18/08/2013 2:43:56 PM Dear OTB, When you cut and paste from one source - it is described as "plagiarism.&q.....
» 18/08/2013 2:03:45 PM Dear Platypus, Now I've got two stories for you... How the blind belief in punishment is.....
» 18/08/2013 1:45:20 PM Dear Individual, A placid baby, if systematically ill-treated can become a psychologicall.....
» 18/08/2013 11:45:48 AM Today there are some Australians who still adhere to the inflammatory opinions of right-wi.....
» 18/08/2013 11:13:54 AM Dear Platypus, A question has just occurred to me. The children that you caned who you t.....
» 18/08/2013 10:55:52 AM Dear Saltpetre, I did state earlier that the law doesn't always get it right. What compli.....
» 17/08/2013 7:07:06 PM Dear Platypus, You ask what would my decision be if I was a "Madam Chief Justice&quo.....
» 17/08/2013 4:15:04 PM Dear Platypus, You're pro the death penalty. I get that. As I stated earlier - whether ca.....
» 17/08/2013 2:43:07 PM Dear Platypus, Only if you're going to administer that same sort of justice even handedly.....
» 17/08/2013 2:26:55 PM Dear runner, What an odd thing to say in your last post - "...pushing this rubbish t.....
» 17/08/2013 2:00:13 PM Dear Platypus, Talking about justice and the Nazis ... Yes some villains were captured a.....
» 17/08/2013 12:40:16 PM Dear Cohenite, Political experts have stated that the principal foreign enemy of the fund.....
» 17/08/2013 12:17:50 PM Dear runner, You're not bothered at all by the facts. That clearly makes you a candidate .....
» 17/08/2013 12:06:10 PM Dear Saltpetre, Thank You for your kind words. I always enjoy reading your posts. Framin.....
» 17/08/2013 11:11:22 AM Dear Hasbeen, Both Stalin and Hitler were paranoids who killed millions to consolidate t.....
» 16/08/2013 6:10:49 PM Dear runner, Actually you'd have no idea of what I'm hoping for in this election. The sam.....
» 16/08/2013 6:03:28 PM Who won the debate, and why? I'd say it was about even stephen. Neither really came out o.....
» 16/08/2013 5:12:39 PM Dear Platypus, So you admire Mr Abbott for declaring that he will not form a minority gov.....
» 16/08/2013 3:12:29 PM The essence of descipline is finding effective alternatives to punishment. Discipline, lik.....
» 16/08/2013 2:24:07 PM Australians have a practical nature, getting on with building a good life rather than bein.....
» 15/08/2013 5:55:00 PM Big issues demand time and information and discussion, things the mainstream media and mos.....
» 15/08/2013 1:22:29 PM What is being discussed here is the Republican Debate. Not diatribes against specific poli.....
» 15/08/2013 11:46:39 AM Our Constitution was eneacted by the British Parliament. We have a system that was design.....
» 14/08/2013 6:45:50 PM Dear Platypus, L'chai-im!.....
» 14/08/2013 6:10:04 PM Dear Platypus, I don't need to have the last word. I'll give you a big hug instead. ;-) .....
» 14/08/2013 4:34:40 PM Dear Platypus, We've lived and worked in the United States for ten years, travelled all o.....
» 14/08/2013 4:21:27 PM Dear Platypus, There's where you and I differ. If you had a life-threatening situation in.....
» 14/08/2013 4:09:14 PM Dear Platypus, I do not want to discuss same -sex marriange. The only reasons that I brou.....
» 14/08/2013 3:51:28 PM Dear Platypus, I am well acquainted with Gandi and his teachings. However I gave the quot.....
» 14/08/2013 10:33:46 AM To say that the women on this discussion are apologists for Islam is simply wrong. That's .....
» 13/08/2013 10:53:36 PM I've just been watching "Insight" on the topic of same-sex marriage. It was inte.....
» 13/08/2013 10:39:06 PM Dear Platypus, "There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court.....
» 13/08/2013 6:41:53 PM Many argue that there is little value and some danger in seeking endorsement of a "re.....
» 13/08/2013 5:54:56 PM Dear Platypus and Hasbeen, The point that I was making was that decisions about capital p.....
» 13/08/2013 11:07:50 AM A principal argument for the death penality is that it will deter murder - but what's the .....
» 12/08/2013 6:37:48 PM Dear Belly, Our future republic is not parliament's responsibility alone. Australia ne.....
» 12/08/2013 3:33:12 PM There are quite a few myths in the republic-monarchy debate: First among the myths is th.....
» 12/08/2013 10:51:27 AM Dear Belly, As John Warhurst points out, "Moving to a republic would be part of a na.....
» 11/08/2013 2:36:11 PM cont'd ... Dear Suse, A question has just occurred to me. If there was any conflict wit.....
» 11/08/2013 2:23:04 PM Dear Suse, I agree, Belly is an astute man and you're a very perceptive lady - whose post.....
» 11/08/2013 11:38:07 AM cont'd ... "Australians have approved only eight of forty-six constitutional reform .....
» 11/08/2013 11:17:40 AM Dear Saltpetre, It is difficult to know what the monarchy represents in modern Australia......
» 10/08/2013 5:47:35 PM cont'd ... Swan tell us that, "There have been times indeed when the monarchy has be.....
» 10/08/2013 5:19:04 PM Dear OTB, I am currently reading the book I menioned in my earlier posts launched by Malc.....
» 10/08/2013 3:58:28 PM Dear Saltpetre, Thank You for your contribution to this discussion. I shall respond in gr.....
» 10/08/2013 2:16:52 PM Dear OTB, I'm not sure of the point that you're trying to make with your last post, howev.....
» 10/08/2013 11:52:06 AM cont'd ... http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3775972.htm.....
» 10/08/2013 11:49:27 AM Dear Hasbeen, Precise predictions about the long term future will ever elude us - change .....
» 10/08/2013 10:02:33 AM Dear OTB, You say that I am back on the IA site again? Where? The link I gave has nothi.....
» 9/08/2013 8:29:47 PM Dear OTB and Belly, Australians' interests are far more complex than those who insist on .....
» 9/08/2013 1:24:14 PM Dear SPQR, Great try!.....
» 9/08/2013 1:18:01 PM Dear OTB, Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda... I am not privy to what the PM does or doesn't do - .....
» 9/08/2013 8:41:48 AM cont'd ... SM, The Daily Telegraph front page headline (I've just looked it up) actually.....
» 9/08/2013 8:35:02 AM Dear OTB, Pelly, Belly, As I did state in my earlier post in the 1990s most Australians w.....
» 9/08/2013 8:23:46 AM SM, Talking about campaigning journalism... Have you seen the front-page headlines recen.....
» 8/08/2013 6:20:15 PM cont'd ... Ooops, I forgot to reply to your assumption that I would be wanting a woman in.....
» 8/08/2013 6:00:55 PM Dear OTB, I am responding and reading all of the posts. And I have tried to keep people o.....
» 8/08/2013 5:45:10 PM SM, We will never agree on this. Reading the articles of people like Antony Loewenstein, .....
» 8/08/2013 1:20:25 PM cont'd ... Well I have managed to get hold of the book from my regional library. It does .....
» 8/08/2013 1:11:08 PM SM, You must resist the habit of telling lies. New Matilda did nothing of the sort that y.....
» 8/08/2013 11:20:49 AM It seems that Wayne Swann and Malcolm Turnbull in early June of this year launched a book .....
» 8/08/2013 11:11:52 AM Singing the praises of The Australian is commendable. Though it's not to everyone's taste......
» 8/08/2013 8:34:29 AM Dear Banjo, I'm sorry that you don't believe me. However I spoke from the heart and with .....
» 7/08/2013 6:48:49 PM Dear Philip, The link merely confirmed my views. That's why my appreciation. Rupert is ce.....
» 7/08/2013 6:35:38 PM Dear spindoc, Sorry, I don't get the point that you're trying to make. I thought you mer.....
» 7/08/2013 6:29:48 PM I am so pleased that we're getting a variety of opinions on this issue. Just to clarify .....
» 7/08/2013 5:46:32 PM SM, New Matilda actually has contributing authors who are experts in their fields and who.....
» 7/08/2013 1:06:05 PM Dear Jayb, Thanks for that - and I'm glad that you don't disapprove of Independent media .....
» 7/08/2013 11:01:44 AM Thanks everyone for your contributions. They are appreciated - and this was exactly the ty.....
» 7/08/2013 10:36:25 AM SM, We've had the MSM discussion many times in the past and I fully understand your prefe.....
» 6/08/2013 6:32:02 PM Dear Banjo, This thread is on the Republican debate. You're welcome to start your own thr.....
» 6/08/2013 6:11:27 PM SM, That was the entire problem in this case. There wasn't enough information made availa.....
» 6/08/2013 2:47:36 PM There will be many issues up for discussion prior to the upcoming election. Women's magazi.....
» 6/08/2013 10:49:02 AM SM, To you the evidence was overwhelming. I believe you when you tell me that. To me it w.....
» 5/08/2013 8:06:41 PM Dear SPQR, Actually I have covered many of the various problems encountered by women thro.....
» 5/08/2013 1:23:02 PM SM, Free hugs were given as a response to Jayb's comments on the disconnects between peop.....
» 5/08/2013 10:22:40 AM SM, Again you're making the wrong assumptions. I am not buying the son's story hook, line.....
» 4/08/2013 6:46:27 PM Hi Jayb, Remember the "Free Hugs Campaign?" The following link may help: http.....
» 4/08/2013 3:02:03 PM Dear Indy, Bless you for that......
» 4/08/2013 10:40:41 AM SM, I was merely quoting what the elderly gentleman's son was describing had happened. Ap.....
» 4/08/2013 9:32:46 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for your comments. I'm not for one moment suggesting that money .....
» 4/08/2013 9:25:47 AM Dear SOG, I'm glad that you see there are many discrepancies in the case against the man......
» 3/08/2013 8:17:35 PM Individual, I'm not sure what it is that you're after. I've provided you with links and t.....
» 3/08/2013 5:08:26 PM Dear Jayb, Great try......
» 3/08/2013 4:06:56 PM Dear SOG, Those are the charges being levied against the man. However, the link I cited .....
» 3/08/2013 2:58:35 PM cont'd ... Individual, The following may help: http://victimsofcrime.com.au/ They prov.....
» 3/08/2013 2:17:16 PM Individual, What they end up receiving differs in each case depending on the circumstance.....
» 3/08/2013 11:29:50 AM Dear SOG, We should wait until the man's court-case is heard on Monday, 5th August 2013 b.....
» 3/08/2013 11:07:41 AM Individual, All you have to do is Google the "victimsofcrime" websites. There's.....
» 2/08/2013 1:39:54 PM Dear SOG, In this beautiful country of ours, you're innocent until proven guilty. I've re.....
» 2/08/2013 1:12:15 PM Here's a link that may be interesting regarding Australia's stand on gun-control: http://.....
» 1/08/2013 11:49:16 PM Dear Suse, You're being baited. Don't fall for it. Simply ignore......
» 1/08/2013 11:21:16 PM OTB, Be a good chap and go find someone else to annoy. I'm no longer interested. Dear Su.....
» 1/08/2013 6:36:30 PM OTB, One more thing. Kindly show me where I have mislead or trashed law abiding citizens.....
» 1/08/2013 6:19:51 PM cont'd ... OTB, Although blacks constitute about 12 per cent of the population, they rep.....
» 1/08/2013 6:09:33 PM OTB, The main types of crime in the United States can be conveniently classified into fou.....
» 1/08/2013 4:24:21 PM Individual, This has been an interesting discussion. I've got a few more thoughts to thro.....
» 1/08/2013 3:58:35 PM OTB, I shall try again. I did not glean any information on this particular subject from a.....
» 1/08/2013 11:26:06 AM OTB, I was speaking in generalities and I merely gave guns as only one example. Deviance .....
» 31/07/2013 7:02:29 PM Lets look at the very nature of a prison. It's a place where the authorities' custodial d.....
» 31/07/2013 2:06:56 PM There's been quite a few entertaining dramas on TV lately. The Bletchley Circle, Midsommer.....
» 31/07/2013 1:39:42 PM Dear SPQR, The reality is that I hardly ever watch SBS. I happened to be switching channe.....
» 31/07/2013 10:58:51 AM Dear OUG, I found the following link useful: http://canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-canc.....
» 31/07/2013 10:40:57 AM I watched for the first time the conclusion last night of "Go Back To Where You came .....
» 30/07/2013 6:54:14 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I am so pleased that you also believe that we should increase our i.....
» 30/07/2013 1:49:30 PM Dear Poirot, Pay no mind to people who stoop to personal insults. If people stoop to per.....
» 30/07/2013 1:22:38 PM How the blind belief in punishment is passed from generation to generation is dramatically.....
» 30/07/2013 11:06:04 AM Dear Individual, I understand what you are saying and as I told you in my previous post -.....
» 29/07/2013 6:30:02 PM Dear OUG, Firstly Welcome Back. Glad to see you posting again. According to the New York.....
» 29/07/2013 6:01:50 PM individual, You state that it's not an opinion that you're expressing but - "fact st.....
» 29/07/2013 3:15:25 PM cont'd ... BTW: The correct name of our Deputy Prime Minister is - Anthony Norman Albane.....
» 29/07/2013 3:12:41 PM Dear rehctub, The political editor of The Australian newspaper, tells us that - Kevin Rud.....
» 29/07/2013 11:24:08 AM Dear CHERFUL, This is the 21st century, but there are pockets of intolerance, confusion, .....
» 28/07/2013 6:57:55 PM Dear Luciferase, I hope that the following link may answer your question as to what both .....
» 28/07/2013 2:56:47 PM Here's two more links that are worth a read: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-poli.....
» 28/07/2013 12:54:44 PM In the late 1970s and early 1980s moral leadership was demonstrated by the Fraser governme.....
» 28/07/2013 11:04:35 AM What interesting times we live in. And how things have changed over the decades. Back in t.....
» 25/07/2013 6:13:28 PM cont'd ... BTW: I don't own any Dr Martens. I find Dr Martens a bit "butch" for.....
» 25/07/2013 6:02:49 PM Dear Poirot, It's been a pleasure sharing cyberspace with you. I'm taking a bit of a brea.....
» 25/07/2013 5:59:36 PM OTB, Please wait. I say respond to you when you post something intelligent......
» 25/07/2013 2:58:39 PM Let me get this straight. Its the "Cringing Leftists," who are really at fault. .....
» 25/07/2013 2:24:57 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the link. Dear spindoc, Wishful thinking is great but its resul.....
» 25/07/2013 2:06:08 PM SM, Actually the Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley has downplayed tow back.....
» 25/07/2013 12:31:01 PM Why is it that when people have alternative points of view - they are automatically demoni.....
» 25/07/2013 11:58:58 AM Dear Poirot, Excellent link. Thank You. Julian Burnside is a regular contributor to New .....
» 24/07/2013 4:33:39 PM Mr Abbott unfortunately bases his outlook on what is the most politically beneficial posit.....
» 24/07/2013 2:56:51 PM Dear SPQR, You're a real enigma because you do tend to surprise. And that's great. Boredo.....
» 24/07/2013 2:35:27 PM SM, Is that right? I don't agree. But then I suppose you'll find something wrong with t.....
» 24/07/2013 2:28:00 PM Dear Poirot, I've just received various links on this topic from New Matilda. Here's one .....
» 23/07/2013 9:54:21 PM Jayb, You an atheist? I don't believe that either. If you were - you wouldn't give a hoot.....
» 23/07/2013 9:48:57 PM Dear Suse, I've just read SPQR's comments about us. Perhaps he can form a fan club for us.....
» 23/07/2013 9:18:21 PM Jayb, Stop kidding, you a Calathumpian? No way. Rosicrucian - maybe......
» 23/07/2013 6:55:52 PM The WikiLeaks reference is taken from Rudd's first Prime Ministership. The US Ambassador.....
» 23/07/2013 6:24:19 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Here's a link that may be of further interest: http://www.unfpa.or.....
» 23/07/2013 6:02:08 PM Dear Jayb, May the waters where you live be clear and calm so you may see your way up int.....
» 23/07/2013 4:36:11 PM Dear SPQR, Here's a link that you might enjoy: http://theconversation.com/factcheck-are-.....
» 23/07/2013 1:04:50 PM Dear SPQR, You do seem to always have an eye to the wrong end of the telescope. But as P.....
» 23/07/2013 12:00:43 PM SM, As Poirot pointed out to me on another thread - we all realise that you find it diffi.....
» 23/07/2013 11:47:04 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), As I've stated quite clearly in the past - I am not for "open .....
» 23/07/2013 11:28:53 AM SM, I'm well aware of the subject of this thread but it wasn't me who diverted it. I mere.....
» 22/07/2013 7:46:48 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the excellent link. However, be prepared to be accused of citing.....
» 22/07/2013 7:31:40 PM Dear csteele, Thanks for the link. And what an amazing story. Yes, this man did come to.....
» 22/07/2013 7:02:43 PM SM, Your comments suggest that you never read your own posts, or dwell on your own histor.....
» 22/07/2013 2:43:31 PM Dear Tristan, Once again - Thank You for this article and I fully support your insurance .....
» 22/07/2013 2:02:44 PM Numerous studies have shown that there is little or no relationship between educational ac.....
» 22/07/2013 11:55:05 AM SM, It's obvious that you're not bothered at all by the facts. But even you must admit t.....
» 21/07/2013 8:01:05 PM Dear Suse, I can understand your concern about guns. For you to be pro guns, would be lik.....
» 21/07/2013 7:33:01 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), As I told you earlier - I don't have set numbers on how many we sh.....
» 21/07/2013 7:17:24 PM Dear Paul, You continually make me smile. Thank You. I've still got the earlier image in.....
» 21/07/2013 6:14:42 PM Dear SPQR, I guess then all the newspapers, The Age, Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Heral.....
» 21/07/2013 5:16:56 PM Actually here is the real story concerning women and children and families folks: http://.....
» 21/07/2013 4:37:52 PM SM, New Matilda and Independent Australia are part of the independent media in this count.....
» 21/07/2013 4:14:15 PM Dear Hasbeen, I think you're confusing Mr Abbott with Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Abbott's the o.....
» 20/07/2013 11:32:45 PM Universities today have become big business - and major changes in universities will conti.....
» 20/07/2013 11:10:30 PM Gentlemen, The information that I gave earlier was taken from The Saturday Age, July 20th.....
» 20/07/2013 10:54:09 PM SM, Julian Burnside wrote an article, "Better Media is Good For Democracy." In .....
» 20/07/2013 4:49:26 PM Dear Hasbeen, You know flattery works with me - you silver fox. However, I've heard Hews.....
» 20/07/2013 4:43:10 PM onthebeach, We can't even begin to check mate your obsessions. They border on something v.....
» 20/07/2013 4:34:10 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'm not evading the issue. I've told you that the intake has now be.....
» 20/07/2013 4:11:27 PM Dear Belly, After watching "Q and A," a few weeks ago when Malcolm Turnbull was.....
» 20/07/2013 4:01:34 PM individual, This link may be of interest to you: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/electio.....
» 20/07/2013 2:54:39 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), A nation of 22 million people can produce only a certain amount of .....
» 20/07/2013 2:38:12 PM SM, Congratulations! This is the first time you've said something positive about Labor. W.....
» 20/07/2013 2:29:53 PM Dear Hasbeen, John Hewson, Malcolm Fraser, Nick Minchin, and even Joe Hockey (and if the .....
» 20/07/2013 2:19:48 PM Dear SPQR, Sorry I still don't get it. I would have thought that you of all people would .....
» 20/07/2013 2:12:08 PM Dear Suse, I love this poem of Emily Dickinson's: "He ate and drank the precious wo.....
» 20/07/2013 1:37:14 PM Dear SPQR, Me - a professional comedian? Close. And very perceptive of you. Because - .....
» 20/07/2013 12:24:04 PM Dear SPQR, Could you please repeat the point you're trying to make?.....
» 20/07/2013 12:19:02 PM onthebeach, I'd like to think that my professional training is better than that. Libraria.....
» 20/07/2013 12:11:34 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I don't deal in numbers. I prefer people. And I believe that to co.....
» 20/07/2013 11:59:59 AM Dear SPQR, New Matilda always gives a wide variety of opinions, even in their comments se.....
» 20/07/2013 11:51:03 AM Dear Poirot, Perhaps we should just wait and see regarding this decision that has been ma.....
» 20/07/2013 11:20:28 AM SM, Again you are wrong. I do not prefer "fringe" blogs. I prefer sources that .....
» 19/07/2013 11:18:17 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), So glad to see that you avoid sarcasm and don't insist on the last .....
» 19/07/2013 10:54:27 PM Dear Luciferase, I've made it quite clear many times that I do prefer to use independent .....
» 19/07/2013 10:35:23 PM Kevin Rudd unveils a "hard-line" on asylum seekers. These were the headlines of .....
» 19/07/2013 4:18:33 PM Kevin Rudd suggests a three-pronged solution to the problem: http://www.guardian.co.uk/wo.....
» 19/07/2013 2:34:26 PM The following may add another perspective to this discussion: http://www.crikey.com.au/20.....
» 19/07/2013 2:18:53 PM Reading some of the recent comments I felt obliged to come back with a final perspective o.....
» 19/07/2013 1:44:52 PM Interesting article in New Matilda which hopefully will add something to this discussion. .....
» 18/07/2013 11:20:48 PM Dear Chris, At no time was I defending criminals. If you go back and re-read my posts yo.....
» 18/07/2013 11:02:48 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for your kind words. Australia today is a gathering of many cultu.....
» 18/07/2013 3:56:37 PM Dear rehctub, It's not surprising that voters are demanding answers now - and thank goodn.....
» 18/07/2013 3:34:59 PM onthebeach, Sorry, I stopped reading after your "jaundice" reference. "A.....
» 18/07/2013 3:16:53 PM Dear Chris, Sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. I think few people believe that imp.....
» 18/07/2013 2:54:14 PM onthebeach, To what do I owe your slithering in Boredom, stalking, or just shedding skin?.....
» 18/07/2013 2:30:18 PM Dear Josephus, No. I don't believe in "open borders." Throwing open the borders.....
» 18/07/2013 1:19:27 PM Despite the rhetoric of the Coalition - the Prime Minister's move to a floating carbon tax.....
» 18/07/2013 11:10:56 AM Dear Josephus, You can't really compare the two. The first lot came as migrants under an.....
» 18/07/2013 11:00:52 AM SM, You still don't get it. The old mantra is no longer working. Nobody's buying it any.....
» 18/07/2013 10:53:08 AM Dear Chris, Aren't we all of "foreign" extract? The rate of repeated crime by .....
» 18/07/2013 10:36:09 AM Here's another interesting link: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-.....
» 17/07/2013 9:09:04 PM Dear Poirot, I watched Tony Abbott on TV being interviewed with his wife standing next to.....
» 17/07/2013 8:50:57 PM Dear Poirot, I'm now beginning to understand why some conservative people get bitter and .....
» 17/07/2013 8:22:11 PM Dear Poirot, Wow! hanks for that link. What an eye-opener. Nick Minchin has a lot to ans.....
» 17/07/2013 8:09:43 PM cont'd ... onthebeach, I think the difference between the groups is that one group (WW11.....
» 17/07/2013 8:00:34 PM onthebeach, I'm not making excuses. Merely trying to explain the conditions people have t.....
» 17/07/2013 7:34:29 PM Dear SPQR, I've just done a quick scan on the Villawood riots and it appears that the Vil.....
» 17/07/2013 7:17:27 PM Dear SPQR, This issue should not be made into a Left/Right dogfight. And frankly I'm surp.....
» 17/07/2013 7:07:09 PM Dear Tristan, My mother-in-law and my stepfather were both in private rooms with their ow.....
» 17/07/2013 6:53:07 PM There's an interesting article in the New York Times that might be worth a look - by Gary .....
» 17/07/2013 6:38:58 PM It's always good to get various perspectives on an issue. One of the pre-requisites for De.....
» 17/07/2013 6:11:01 PM Dear Tristan, I watched the aged care programs on television and they were horrific. Nobo.....
» 17/07/2013 5:49:42 PM Dear csteele, How on earth did he ever become leader of his party? It will be a very sad .....
» 17/07/2013 2:57:50 PM SM, A few corrections: As the Chief of the Navy pointed out: The record of the tow-back.....
» 17/07/2013 2:29:04 PM Here's another link on Australian crime facts and figures: http://www.news.com.au/nationa.....
» 17/07/2013 1:25:12 PM Dear Bazz, The current Chief of the Navy, Vice-Admiral Ray Griggs disagrees with your tak.....
» 17/07/2013 10:50:45 AM Dear Suse, Thank You for explaining your position so clearly in this discussion. It clari.....
» 17/07/2013 10:14:04 AM Dear Bazz, Political commentators point out that the "tow the boats back" line .....
» 16/07/2013 6:44:17 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), It is good to know that some things have changed over the last deca.....
» 16/07/2013 6:28:06 PM RObert, I went back and re-read Suse's post as you suggested and I find that she did not .....
» 16/07/2013 6:16:42 PM cont'd ... Dear Poirot, Ben Eltham stated in a recent article that "If Tony Abbott .....
» 16/07/2013 6:10:07 PM Marty Natalegawa re-iterated Indonesia'a opposition to the "tow-back" policy. Mr.....
» 16/07/2013 3:43:07 PM RObert, I suggest you go back to page one and re-read Indy's post to Suse. It may help cl.....
» 16/07/2013 3:09:37 PM Dear Belly, I'm sure that Suse, as well as I, appreciate your gracious act of coming to .....
» 16/07/2013 2:09:53 PM Here's some interesting data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Female pris.....
» 16/07/2013 1:29:32 PM Dear Poirot, runner is a "beacon of humanity," and he displays it on this forum.....
» 16/07/2013 12:18:41 PM It is up to the Prime Minister to call an election at a time he sees fit. That is his righ.....
» 16/07/2013 12:08:49 PM Individual, I'm not sure if the physical assault rate is out of control - but we're certa.....
» 16/07/2013 11:09:39 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I watched "Q and A," last night. It was filmed in WA - an.....
» 16/07/2013 10:55:58 AM Anyone watch "Q and A," last night? Julie Bishop tried to talk up the same line.....
» 15/07/2013 9:09:41 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), It is very heartening to read such positive results. Do you have an.....
» 15/07/2013 6:26:12 PM individual, Opinion polls repeatedly show large sections of the population favouring cuts.....
» 15/07/2013 6:01:03 PM onthebeach, I shall be happy to respond to you in greater depth when and if you say somet.....
» 15/07/2013 4:00:49 PM onthebeach, Don't throw a hissy fit old chap. I shall go on giving links that I feel app.....
» 15/07/2013 3:28:56 PM onthebeach, You are not obliged to read either my posts or any of the links that I provid.....
» 15/07/2013 2:40:44 PM I've just recently come across the following link which may be of interest to some people:.....
» 15/07/2013 2:25:44 PM Dear Belly, Here's a link that explains rather well why Mr Abbott and the Coalition behav.....
» 15/07/2013 2:20:35 PM Dear Hasbeen, As Laurie Oakes jokingly remarked about Tony Abbott: "He's got more p.....
» 15/07/2013 11:37:39 AM Dear Paul1405, We live in a safe Liberal seat. Our Rep. has been in for years - and take.....
» 15/07/2013 11:21:05 AM onthebeach, I guess that sitting on the toilet - is where you have your most contemplativ.....
» 15/07/2013 10:56:21 AM Dear doog, It appears that Mr Abbott has changed his rhetoric from "We'll stop the b.....
» 15/07/2013 10:40:37 AM individual, Economic experts tell us that: "Mr Howard left a surplus of 4% of GDP w.....
» 14/07/2013 6:15:25 PM Dear Belly, Here's a better perspective on what's really happening: http://www.independe.....
» 14/07/2013 6:07:58 PM Dear Poirot. This might make you smile: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politic.....
» 14/07/2013 4:34:40 PM Dear Poirot, Finally Mr Abbott's free ride has ground to a halt. And hopefully we'll have.....
» 14/07/2013 4:06:29 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I would not classify any of you guys as "ratbags." Just m.....
» 14/07/2013 4:00:54 PM jayb, Go back to page 18 of this thread, then work your way through pages, 19, 20, 21, 27.....
» 14/07/2013 1:25:40 PM onthebeach, Same-sex marriage like abortion is a highly emotive issue for many people. Ho.....
» 14/07/2013 1:09:45 PM Dear SOG, Every revolution has its consequences, its benefits, and its costs. The point t.....
» 14/07/2013 12:41:47 PM Dear SOG, If I really went for the superficial - as you suggest, I'd be buying the dark b.....
» 14/07/2013 12:35:00 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), President Obama when talking about the debate on abortion in his co.....
» 14/07/2013 12:16:51 PM Australia certainly does have a long way to go to change certain attitudes. I wonder what'.....
» 14/07/2013 11:21:49 AM Dear Suse, That's because Australian men think feminism means treating women as sequels. .....
» 14/07/2013 11:15:40 AM Dear Suse, Glad to see you back and commenting. The following link may be of interest: .....
» 13/07/2013 6:33:11 PM individual, According to Pablo Picasso - "There are only two kinds of women - goddes.....
» 13/07/2013 6:25:13 PM sbr108, Where have you been? The Coalition has had a campaign of destruction, involving .....
» 13/07/2013 6:02:02 PM jayb, I appreciate your clarifying things for me. From your last couple of posts I can s.....
» 13/07/2013 5:21:51 PM individual, Suddenly Mr Abbott faces an opponent far more popular than himself. The oppos.....
» 13/07/2013 2:57:16 PM Dear SOG, Regarding your take on feminism? Yes, a great deal has changed. New economic r.....
» 13/07/2013 2:12:48 PM I can see that any attempts at having a fair-minded debate on this topic is out of the que.....
» 13/07/2013 1:48:27 PM individual, Clearly Mr Abbott and the Coalition prefer not to discuss policies or debate .....
» 13/07/2013 12:07:02 PM SM, No suprises here. You guys have been "robbing" us blind for years......
» 13/07/2013 11:58:19 AM cont'd ... individual, I've just re-read your earlier post and again noted your attempte.....
» 13/07/2013 11:32:31 AM individual, A few clarifications. Under the Liberal government in Victoria (Jeff Kennet.....
» 12/07/2013 2:25:29 PM Jayb, You think that every person called a Muslim has the same view of every othr Muslim,.....
» 12/07/2013 12:00:18 PM individual, I certainly can see what the ALP has done for this country. I've lived under .....
» 12/07/2013 11:21:40 AM Dear Ginny, Thank You for your kind words. As I've written in the past on this forum - t.....
» 12/07/2013 10:14:19 AM individual, You are the one who's constantly referring to the intelligence of others in a.....
» 11/07/2013 7:45:46 PM Dear SOG, and Joe (Loudmouth), So what was the amount exactly that the PM had to re-pay o.....
» 11/07/2013 6:47:37 PM "The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.".....
» 11/07/2013 6:24:27 PM SM, Do you ever look at a subject from various points of view? Or is condemnation easier .....
» 11/07/2013 1:06:11 PM onthebeach, Ah, but I don't go around finger-pointing and condemning the female gender f.....
» 11/07/2013 10:35:06 AM And this from a poster who gives us Larry Pickering's disgusting attacks on Anne Summers? .....
» 11/07/2013 10:19:06 AM Individual, Before you post you should actually do your research on Larry Pickering. He i.....
» 10/07/2013 10:05:51 PM On Larry Pickering: http://www.smh.com.au/business/larry-pickering-the-conman-stalking-gi.....
» 10/07/2013 9:16:30 PM Dear SOG, As one political commentator stated: "The sexism was not imagined by Gill.....
» 10/07/2013 8:55:21 PM Gentlemen, I thought that Ian Macauley's article was a fair one and he did explain the Co.....
» 10/07/2013 4:45:41 PM onthebeach, Let me explain to you why I chose the article that I cited earlier by Gay Alc.....
» 10/07/2013 2:42:11 PM onthebeach, Talking about "accountability," : http://www.independentaustralia......
» 10/07/2013 2:29:57 PM Dear Poirot, There are many things that stand out: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2.....
» 10/07/2013 1:51:10 PM Dear Poirot, As Peter Coleman pointed out in the Preface to, "The Costello Memoris,&.....
» 10/07/2013 12:28:14 PM Dear Suse, Thanks for that. There's an interesting article in the July issue of The Aus.....
» 10/07/2013 12:01:15 PM Malcolm Turnbull would definitely be a game changer. Voters are tired of the current polit.....
» 10/07/2013 11:41:00 AM Dear Jayb and onthebeach, Hopefully with regional co-operation a better solution will be .....
» 10/07/2013 11:25:59 AM Thank You one and all for your civilised responses. In politics blame will be sought and a.....
» 10/07/2013 11:12:01 AM Dear Poirot, You're doing a great job. Keep up the good work. One of the pre-requisites .....
» 10/07/2013 10:44:44 AM Dear rehctub, If governments maintained and improved in a balanced manner the assets of t.....
» 9/07/2013 8:36:25 PM Dear EJ, Thanks for that. My husband tells me that Australians have created ideas and pr.....
» 9/07/2013 8:10:34 PM Dear SOG, Here's something I know you'll appreciate: http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/05.....
» 9/07/2013 8:01:18 PM Dear jayb, There are also those who find that condemnation is easier than thinking - the .....
» 9/07/2013 7:49:44 PM Dear onthebeach, My husband tells me that it is the responsibility of the tradesmen emplo.....
» 9/07/2013 7:27:54 PM Dear pedestrian and rehctub, Before you judge things too harshly perhaps the following ma.....
» 9/07/2013 4:41:43 PM Gentlemen, I've come into this discussion rather late in the piece and I hesitated in doi.....
» 9/07/2013 4:21:53 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Who would have thought that Kevin Rudd would be able to put the bou.....
» 9/07/2013 2:57:50 PM Dear misanthorpe, Here's Mr Abbott: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-new.....
» 9/07/2013 2:48:31 PM Hello cohenite, It's always good to read things from another perspective than the usual m.....
» 9/07/2013 2:32:07 PM Dear Belly, That's all they've got. Milking negativity. They won't debate of provide det.....
» 9/07/2013 2:25:02 PM Dear Belly, I agree with Paul. Rudd does have them rattled. I just heard Joe Hockey say.....
» 9/07/2013 2:16:30 PM Dear Poirot, It seems that the Libs can say or do no wrong. I've just heard Joe Hockey t.....
» 9/07/2013 2:06:55 PM Dear SPQR, How very kind of you. And much as I appreciate your invitation, I wouldn't dr.....
» 9/07/2013 1:47:50 PM Dear SPQR, Ah yes, when you know better you do better. Heed that advice......
» 9/07/2013 1:37:21 PM Dear individual, It's your choice of course: One wears glasses and a smile The other a s.....
» 9/07/2013 11:28:46 AM It's your choice folks: One wears glasses and a smile The other a sneer on his big-eared .....
» 9/07/2013 11:21:03 AM It's your choice folks: One wears glasses and a smile, The other a sneer on his dial One .....
» 9/07/2013 11:02:17 AM SM, You list Kevin Rudd's "fault" - so it's only fair to give you something of .....
» 9/07/2013 10:37:48 AM Dear worldwatcher, Perhaps the following may help: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/storie.....
» 9/07/2013 10:23:55 AM Kevin Rudd is presenting himself as a new, responsible and trustworthy leader willing to o.....
» 8/07/2013 3:00:24 PM Dear Poirot, I think this is only the tip of the iceberg to what the man's really done. H.....
» 8/07/2013 2:50:35 PM SM, Now you're spruiking all the wisdom of the Abbott: 1) On climate change: "absol.....
» 8/07/2013 2:33:25 PM Dear worldwatcher, On April 29th 2013 the ABC's Four Corners program aired, "No Adva.....
» 8/07/2013 12:45:41 PM SM, Not empty handed at all. Things may not change overnight but this is about building f.....
» 8/07/2013 11:27:18 AM Political commentators tell us - "Suddenly Mr Abbott faces an opponent far more popul.....
» 8/07/2013 10:31:25 AM Dear worldwatcher, I'd like you to read the following link: http://www.abc.net.au/unleas.....
» 7/07/2013 8:14:37 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. But it's not surprising. There's so much more we don't kn.....
» 7/07/2013 7:38:07 PM Worldwatcher, Thank You for your opinion. I feel that this is a regional problem and the.....
» 7/07/2013 4:25:28 PM Dear Jellyman, "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Bu.....
» 7/07/2013 2:45:28 PM Well Gentlemen I am back. We had a family emergency overnight. But things are stable now......
» 6/07/2013 7:08:16 PM onthebeach, I understand. You never want to hurt anybody. You just feel an obligation......
» 6/07/2013 6:18:09 PM onthebeach, I can fully understand why you like intelligent women. Opposites attract. B.....
» 6/07/2013 6:03:51 PM Dear Saltpetre, I don't think it's a question of making a wrong choice for the "seco.....
» 6/07/2013 4:05:20 PM Dear SPQR, My family lives in rural Australia and there is no way on this planet that the.....
» 6/07/2013 3:51:15 PM Dear Belly, I can't wait for the public debate between the two contenders. It should be i.....
» 6/07/2013 3:37:27 PM Dear eyeinthesky, They'll hopefully be educated thanks to her legacy, and have jobs, agai.....
» 6/07/2013 2:34:38 PM Dear SPQR, Empty rhetoric doesn't achieve anything and neither do Slogans that sound good.....
» 6/07/2013 2:23:21 PM Dear Cossomby, I've stated this previously - Australians' interests are far more complex .....
» 6/07/2013 2:12:04 PM Dear SPQR, This from the web for you: 1) On LOL - How else would you laugh? Have you eve.....
» 6/07/2013 1:19:40 PM Kevin Rudd has certainly proven himself to be a capable diplomat as his recent visit to In.....
» 6/07/2013 1:09:18 PM Kevin Rudd has certainly proven himself an able diplomat as his recent visit to Indonesia .....
» 6/07/2013 10:38:31 AM SM, This is a regional problem and we do need the co-operation of Indonesia in helping t.....
» 5/07/2013 6:42:13 PM Dear Matt, Thank You for your letter and your concern about the state of our political af.....
» 5/07/2013 6:11:06 PM onthebeach, Go back to my original statement regarding Bob Carr's comments on page 15 of .....
» 5/07/2013 6:04:52 PM onthebeach, Look up what I actually did say (in full), on page 15 of this discussion. As .....
» 5/07/2013 4:07:44 PM onthebeach, No I didn't. That's your take on things. As I stated to you previously - I c.....
» 5/07/2013 3:53:42 PM cont'd ... onthebeach, I forgot to add that I also gave you a link concerning the politi.....
» 5/07/2013 3:39:09 PM onthebeach, Now you're simply stirring. I've provided you with the relevant links. I sug.....
» 5/07/2013 1:47:23 PM Dear onthebeach, I prefer dealing with facts. It's an occupational hazard. Therefore I si.....
» 5/07/2013 12:00:11 PM SM, The issues are far more complex, but it will continue to be difficult for you to see .....
» 5/07/2013 11:39:58 AM Dear Paul1405, I'm pleased that you found Denise Allen's article interesting. Bob Carr's .....
» 5/07/2013 11:14:41 AM Dear David F., I used to worry why Islamic fundamentalism intensified at all - especially.....
» 4/07/2013 8:57:38 PM Dear cohenite, I thought that we were discussing the former PM's legacy. If you want to.....
» 4/07/2013 8:39:23 PM Dear SPQR, Glad that you took me seriously. Imagine what would have happened if you woul.....
» 4/07/2013 8:25:23 PM Dear David F., I'm going to have to read more on this topic. It's so complex. I've place.....
» 4/07/2013 7:49:55 PM Suddenly Mr Abbott faces an opponent far more popular than himself. And as political comme.....
» 4/07/2013 7:11:34 PM SM, I must be a sucker for punishment. Because I keep responding to your posts despite th.....
» 4/07/2013 7:00:37 PM Dear Cossomby, Having a sense of humour helps. As does persistence and determination. As .....
» 4/07/2013 6:46:40 PM Dear David F., Thank you for the extra information. The link I cited earlier - I had just.....
» 4/07/2013 6:39:14 PM Dear cohenite, We're not discussing religion on this thread. I responded to runner's post.....
» 4/07/2013 2:52:00 PM Dear cohenite, Australia has a secular government and no official or state religion. Howe.....
» 4/07/2013 2:37:00 PM Dear KarlX, Obviously you're a man possessing - all the charm and wit of 3 men - Larry, C.....
» 4/07/2013 2:23:41 PM Dear Belly, The following link is worth a read: http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/r.....
» 4/07/2013 12:16:44 PM SM, http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3886792.html http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/.....
» 4/07/2013 11:55:12 AM Dear Jayb, Yes I am of Lithuanian ancestry - and proud of it. Although I've got to also s.....
» 4/07/2013 11:18:27 AM runner, Gender equality is not guaranteed simply by the presence of women in parliament. .....
» 3/07/2013 4:34:18 PM It will indeed be interesting to see how history will judge Julia Gillard. The historian c.....
» 3/07/2013 2:47:22 PM Dear SOG, Do a bit more research on the subject - then we can talk some more. And don't c.....
» 3/07/2013 2:37:44 PM Jayb, It appears from your posts that you see things in very rigid and stereotyped terms.....
» 3/07/2013 2:20:30 PM onthebeach, This from a man whose posts continue with factual errors and misrepresentatio.....
» 3/07/2013 11:54:07 AM Dear SOG, The economic experts don't agree with you. Neither does the Reserve Bank the In.....
» 3/07/2013 11:48:55 AM jayb, Apply pressure on your federal MP to have Australia tear up the Refugee Convention......
» 3/07/2013 11:42:25 AM Philip S., Nice try. They're all checked - and only ten percent are found to be economic.....
» 3/07/2013 11:29:06 AM Political commentators have stated that: "From day one after the 2010 election Julia.....
» 2/07/2013 7:48:30 PM SPQR, The following links may help: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/overwhe.....
» 2/07/2013 7:11:35 PM onthebeach, You keep on responding as you see fit. And I shall do the same. I have answer.....
» 2/07/2013 6:54:02 PM Gentlemen, There are more votes in the "hard-edged" approach towards asylum see.....
» 2/07/2013 5:26:12 PM SM, http://independentaustralia.net/2013/business/media-2/ten-reasons-why-most-australian.....
» 2/07/2013 5:19:15 PM SM., The following link will explain things to you: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3886.....
» 2/07/2013 1:31:36 PM Dear onthebeach, I'm not privy to what the PM intends to do in the future. I imagine thou.....
» 2/07/2013 1:24:37 PM Dear onthebeach, There may be many things with which taxpayers are going to disagree as f.....
» 2/07/2013 11:32:40 AM Dear SOG., Here's a few more facts: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/to.....
» 2/07/2013 10:54:02 AM Dear Philip S., and onthebeach, Let's forgoe all this personal negativity and try to stic.....
» 1/07/2013 4:26:05 PM Dear onthebeach, Kindly read the link I gave earlier. Suggested answers are there as well.....
» 1/07/2013 4:06:52 PM Dear SOG, More nonsense from you. Kevin Rudd saw us through the global financial crisis .....
» 1/07/2013 3:37:23 PM Dear onthebeach, You made some statements about the Main Stream Media (MSM) and I've just.....
» 30/06/2013 6:16:17 PM Dear onthebeach, The following link may help to clarify a few things: http://www.migrati.....
» 30/06/2013 12:27:56 PM Dear SOG, Talking about "personality" politics. I thought that this is what thi.....
» 30/06/2013 12:00:31 PM Dear SOG, We've covered this ground many times. Indeed the Howard government did achieve .....
» 29/06/2013 5:53:21 PM Gentlemen, Talking about "touches of honesty," and "dirty business." .....
» 29/06/2013 2:42:01 PM Dear SOG, And why did Labor spend? Do your research on that one old chap. Here's a coup.....
» 29/06/2013 12:36:07 PM Dear Hasbeen, Some posters don't bother reading at all as can be seen from what they type.....
» 29/06/2013 12:09:46 PM Gentlemen, Please don't try to divert this thread. Try to come up with something of subst.....
» 29/06/2013 11:32:25 AM SM, Again, to correct a few things. According to the local papers shock has been a commo.....
» 29/06/2013 11:07:21 AM The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd is certainly having a strong reaction from members of the C.....
» 28/06/2013 6:38:54 PM Dear onthebeach, Do try to deal with the facts if you can. The PM was grilled by journal.....
» 28/06/2013 6:00:23 PM SM, Just to correct your nonsense. These two gentlemen are much loved in their electorat.....
» 28/06/2013 3:58:17 PM More of the same nastiness, coming across here from the usual predictable sources. Tony W.....
» 28/06/2013 3:42:04 PM Dear onthebeach, It's quite obvious what Mr Rudd was thinking. He made his position quite.....
» 28/06/2013 11:38:12 AM Dear SM, A Morgan poll shows a big bounce for Kevin Rudd, and puts Labor almost even with.....
» 27/06/2013 7:03:18 PM Dear onthebeach, Your reference to Julia Gillard's "knifing" Kevin Rudd suggest.....
» 27/06/2013 5:21:35 PM Dear Poirot, It is interesting that the best all the Abbott supporters can come up with i.....
» 27/06/2013 11:45:35 AM Dear Poirot, To me he stands for fear, hate, and nastiness. He's brought out the worst el.....
» 26/06/2013 11:43:43 AM Dear Poirot, A fundamental insight of sociology is that once people no longer take their .....
» 26/06/2013 11:08:59 AM Dear rehctub, This may help answer your question of "How?" ... http://www.inde.....
» 26/06/2013 11:02:18 AM Dear Suse, We're being told that nasty, negative, nay saying Mr Abbott has suddenly becom.....
» 26/06/2013 10:39:35 AM Dear Poirot, Most of the stuff in the shops is now made overseas - so choices are limited.....
» 25/06/2013 5:17:57 PM Here's something for those who can think instead of merely condeming: http://www.guardian.....
» 25/06/2013 5:14:29 PM Here's something for those who can think instead of condeming: http://www.guardian.co.uk/.....
» 25/06/2013 3:33:22 PM We've gone through the painful experience with my mother-in-law about a year ago, when she.....
» 25/06/2013 2:27:34 PM Dear Hasbeen, I prefer to listen to Tony Jones, Jonathan Holmes, Barrie Cassidy, Kerry O'.....
» 25/06/2013 2:20:24 PM Gentlemen, I'd like to quote from a recent link that I've just come across on the web tha.....
» 25/06/2013 12:12:28 PM I watched "Q and A," last night and it simply confirmed for me that the only rea.....
» 25/06/2013 11:39:44 AM Dear Poirot, I don't mean to infer that these women are not being exploited. Of course th.....
» 24/06/2013 6:49:42 PM Dear Hasbeen, I just want to correct you. It wasn't Mr Rudd who destroyed our "borde.....
» 24/06/2013 6:37:52 PM Dear rehctub, I was able to watch "Question-Time" in Parliament today and after.....
» 24/06/2013 6:25:19 PM Dear Poirot, There is great diversity in the economic and social conditions and cultural .....
» 23/06/2013 8:01:10 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Aw, shucks! Dear SM, Just to get back to your statement that you .....
» 23/06/2013 7:22:40 PM Dear rehctub, The only thing stopping Mr Abbott from having the Coalition's policies cost.....
» 23/06/2013 1:12:17 PM I don't understand the references to "detectives" breathing down the neck of the.....
» 21/06/2013 4:44:55 PM Dear Individual, I've always said that I go for policies and politicians that place their.....
» 21/06/2013 2:02:52 PM I want to live in an Australia where multi-national overseas companies do not strip our la.....
» 20/06/2013 4:16:29 PM Dear o sung wu, I missed reading your previous post while I posted mine. Please accept m.....
» 20/06/2013 4:10:04 PM Dear o sung wu, There's a variety of problems. As I've stated so many times previously, .....
» 20/06/2013 3:12:23 PM Dear Belly, Same here. Not commenting, just informing: http://www.independentaustralia......
» 19/06/2013 7:54:55 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Have you read anything by the historian Henry Reynolds? I've read,.....
» 19/06/2013 7:38:46 PM Gentlemen: The following link just might clarify some things for you, although I doubt it.....
» 19/06/2013 7:31:42 PM Dear Cody, I wish that I could give you a great big hug. Adieu to you too. And Thank You .....
» 19/06/2013 11:38:35 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), To study the past properly, it is usually best to go back to what w.....
» 19/06/2013 11:16:39 AM Dear rehctub, Surely there must be a better way of paying back debts than in making cuts .....
» 19/06/2013 11:10:17 AM runner, Yes, and look what a mess NSW is in currently under the Libs. As is Queensland an.....
» 18/06/2013 7:11:09 PM Dear SPQR, It's better to base your answers on knowledge not numbers. ;-);-);-)......
» 18/06/2013 6:32:08 PM runner, We certainly don't want to regress to the past and elect the same people we threw.....
» 18/06/2013 2:26:34 PM cont'd ... The public disdain for this minority government, which is so good at passing l.....
» 18/06/2013 1:56:18 PM runner, I don't "despise" anyone. And if their behaviour is "despicable&qu.....
» 18/06/2013 1:31:27 PM Dear Philip S., I couldn't agree with you more. The Party Machine Men are in control and.....
» 18/06/2013 12:08:40 PM Dear Poirot, Great stuff! As Cicero stated: "Damnant quod non intellegunt.".....
» 18/06/2013 11:48:01 AM I watched Tony Windsor on "Lateline" last night. He made a few relevant points, .....
» 18/06/2013 11:24:58 AM Dear cohenite, I don't know any women who support Islam. I do know some women who happen .....
» 17/06/2013 8:17:32 PM Dear LEGO, Would I invite the Hells Angels to my next party? I've already answered that .....
» 17/06/2013 6:25:33 PM Dear LEGO, In order to have someone answer your questions you must first argue in a logic.....
» 17/06/2013 11:40:28 AM Dear LEGO, While your opinions are appreciated my reason for leaving is that I would have.....
» 16/06/2013 7:58:26 PM Dear Joe, An interesting topic. Thank You. When John became king in 1199, he abused his .....
» 16/06/2013 7:19:44 PM Dear Antiseptic, We can never know what demons people are faced with in life. The fact re.....
» 16/06/2013 7:09:35 PM Gentlemen, Thank You for this robust discussion. It has been a real eye-opener (no pun i.....
» 16/06/2013 6:21:25 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Yes, the Magna Carta is a document that marked a decisive step forw.....
» 16/06/2013 6:03:46 PM Dear Antiseptic, Wow! Who'd have thought that you were this intelligent, awesome man. So.....
» 16/06/2013 2:29:58 PM Dear Antiseptic, Our societies face many problems, economic imbalances caused by rapid ch.....
» 16/06/2013 11:55:05 AM Dear Cody, The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and c.....
» 16/06/2013 11:11:03 AM Dear Hasbeen, What a honey of a man you are, always ready to barrack for me. Thank You. B.....
» 16/06/2013 11:05:19 AM Dear LEGO, You state that I would not invite the "Hell's Angels," to a dinner p.....
» 15/06/2013 6:56:58 PM Dear Antiseptic, Human behaviour is largely shaped by the group to which people belong an.....
» 15/06/2013 6:25:22 PM Dear LEGO, Prejudice is an irrational, inflexible attitude towards an entire category of .....
» 15/06/2013 12:01:31 PM Dear Luciferase, You ask, "Did Rudd, Howard, or any previous PM ever have to deal wi.....
» 15/06/2013 10:52:33 AM Dear LEGO, My apologies for not responding to you sooner. I've had computer problems. A .....
» 13/06/2013 7:12:01 PM Dear Jay, Wow. What a list. Thank You. It will keep me busy for sometime. I shall try to .....
» 13/06/2013 7:08:41 PM Dear onthebeach, I hope you read Jayb's "two choices," letter. It's inspiring. .....
» 13/06/2013 6:52:59 PM Dear onthebeach, Thank you for your kind words and for your understandig. The medication.....
» 13/06/2013 6:34:42 PM Dear worldwatcher, I am judging the PM by her actions. By the amount of worthwhile legisl.....
» 13/06/2013 5:46:33 PM cont'd ... My apologies to LEGO for the typo I made of his name. I was concentrating on t.....
» 13/06/2013 5:42:15 PM Dear LEGO, I forgot to add the following link that might clarify a few things for you: h.....
» 13/06/2013 5:20:29 PM SM, You and your Party must actually come up with more than inane slogans and rhetoric. N.....
» 13/06/2013 1:47:03 PM Dear LEGO, Didn't any of your ancestors come on a boat to this great nation of ours? Most.....
» 13/06/2013 1:23:56 PM Dear worldwatcher, Just to correct a few things. If you were to Google the biographies of.....
» 13/06/2013 12:01:42 PM Dear Prax., As I wrote on another thread, "Australia's refugee policy is symptomat.....
» 13/06/2013 11:51:28 AM Medication did help my father-in-law's mood swings. However, it was a combination of anti-.....
» 13/06/2013 10:59:51 AM Dear onthebeach, Had you bothered to check my posting record you would have learned that .....
» 13/06/2013 10:36:50 AM SM, Just a couple of reminders: Tampa, Utegate, Slush funds, Ashbygate, Yeah, blue ties.....
» 12/06/2013 4:58:05 PM Dear Philip S., I shan't be responding to you any further. You have a problem comprehendi.....
» 12/06/2013 4:48:43 PM Dear onthebeach, Go back and re-read our discourse. Both Jayb and I were being facetious......
» 12/06/2013 4:34:40 PM runner, Why are you so obsessed with the fetus from birth to nine months only? Human life.....
» 12/06/2013 3:50:01 PM Here's a link that gives things from another perspective: http://www.watoday.com.au/comme.....
» 12/06/2013 12:43:23 PM Dear Bazz, No. Not at all. It's an act of defiance. Besides the colour of ties will now .....
» 12/06/2013 12:26:23 PM Dear Jayb., "It seems to me that a good many men want to make angels of their wives .....
» 12/06/2013 12:11:49 PM Dear Anti, The following book may be worth looking at: "Human Societies," by G.....
» 12/06/2013 11:46:57 AM I think if the Prime Minister was to walk on water some people would still cry, "See,.....
» 11/06/2013 7:12:48 PM Dear o sung wu, I understand your feelings very well. My parents also knew what a knock o.....
» 11/06/2013 7:03:10 PM I second Poirot. Bravo Marilyn! We should correct misinformation that's being swallowed .....
» 11/06/2013 6:48:28 PM Dear Jayb., I forgot to add - in regards to your exes: - Sweet is revenge - especially .....
» 11/06/2013 6:45:17 PM Dear Jayb., Ah, that's not surprising what a lot of men told you. Many Australian men thi.....
» 11/06/2013 6:40:01 PM Here's looking at things from a different perspective: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/40.....
» 11/06/2013 6:31:22 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The following link may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/unlea.....
» 11/06/2013 6:17:02 PM Dear Jayb., Words do have differnent meanings its true. Some men think "monogamy&quo.....
» 11/06/2013 4:10:55 PM Dear runner, Why do you assume I ever backed Latham? Again, you're making wrong assumptio.....
» 11/06/2013 3:46:13 PM Dear Poirot, I remember when we sang - "Aussie, Aussie, born and bred Long in the le.....
» 11/06/2013 3:18:52 PM SM, Of course you'd think anything that Turnbull or any Liberal party MP said would be &q.....
» 11/06/2013 3:07:57 PM It is interesting that refugee policy and the plight of asylum seekers continues to inflam.....
» 11/06/2013 11:18:33 AM Mark Latham was quite impressive on "Q and A," last night. I certainly never ima.....
» 11/06/2013 11:04:20 AM Dear Pelly, Here's a link that I've just come across that may be of interest. It suggests.....
» 10/06/2013 8:54:59 PM Dear Anti, You've sold me. He sounds intriguing and I shall keep you posted on the prog.....
» 10/06/2013 8:50:34 PM Dear Antiseptic, I'm not sure if these books will help but you can check them out for you.....
» 10/06/2013 8:21:57 PM The following links may be of interest - for those interested in other perspectives: http.....
» 10/06/2013 7:54:37 PM SM, It might surprise you how many people do share my point of view. But then they're peo.....
» 10/06/2013 7:19:32 PM Dear Antiseptic, I've not read any of the works of Iain Banks. However Thank You for draw.....
» 10/06/2013 10:26:16 AM Dear onthebeach, Your reality is very different from mine. I can only speak of my own exp.....
» 10/06/2013 10:15:37 AM SM, You're full of it and just because you spruik something does not make it so. What you.....
» 9/06/2013 6:21:34 PM Apparently much of the foreign aid that Afghanistan receives goes to the military and issu.....
» 9/06/2013 6:00:42 PM cont'd ... I forgot to explain that these two ditties were found as a response to Belly's.....
» 9/06/2013 5:54:31 PM Dear Pelly, Just a bit of light relief to make people smile. I trust nobody will take off.....
» 9/06/2013 5:18:12 PM Dear onthebeach, I know you mean well and Thank You. And you've raised some valid points......
» 9/06/2013 2:42:37 PM Dear onthebeach, Thank You for your advice. I avoid responding in kind and I only decided.....
» 9/06/2013 1:08:05 PM Dear individual, As we know, bad and ineffective managers (and workers) exist in every or.....
» 9/06/2013 11:38:41 AM Dear SOG, I'm sorry you missed out on your Graduation. I wanted my family there to share .....
» 9/06/2013 11:20:57 AM Dear individual, By the sound of it, it seems that you have a problem with people who are.....
» 9/06/2013 10:46:06 AM Dear SM, It didn't work before and it will not work again. It cost the taxpayers a fortun.....
» 8/06/2013 4:26:09 PM Dear individual, Academics have to work hard to earn their wages. Contrary to what you es.....
» 8/06/2013 4:03:02 PM Dear Hasbeen, I know you luv me darlin but you're wrong. You think you know everything, b.....
» 8/06/2013 3:55:01 PM Dear Cody, No I'm not qualified enough to be an academic, sorry to say. But Thank You fo.....
» 8/06/2013 2:43:36 PM Dear individual, I strongly disagree with your take on reading. Literature offers us imag.....
» 8/06/2013 2:10:53 PM Dear SM, There you go. He's got a finger in what he considers lucrative pies then. And no.....
» 8/06/2013 2:07:40 PM No it won't. No it won't. No it won't. It didn't then - look at the what was happening glo.....
» 8/06/2013 2:03:47 PM A democracy requires its citizens to make informed choices. If citizens or their represent.....
» 8/06/2013 12:32:05 PM Dear SM, Ask him or Tony Jones! Malcolm's email is on the web......
» 8/06/2013 12:27:03 PM Dear rehctub, Sorry but Mr Abbott's slogan of "We will stop the boats," is a li.....
» 8/06/2013 12:13:50 PM Dear ybgirp, My previous answer was in response to Antiseptic's question. And I thought i.....
» 8/06/2013 11:30:28 AM Gee, and here I was under the impression that the Referendum failed so miserably last time.....
» 8/06/2013 11:24:56 AM Dear Luciferase, What I find interesting is that Malcolm Turnbull was asked by Tony Jones.....
» 8/06/2013 11:16:28 AM Dear Antiseptic, Now that is exciting news and Congratulations. I wish you every possible.....
» 8/06/2013 11:05:39 AM Dear rehctub, Here's some reading that may help: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3886792.....
» 8/06/2013 11:00:05 AM Dear rehctub, What utter nonsense you continually spout. You need to do your research as .....
» 8/06/2013 10:52:15 AM Dear divine_msn, Thank you for your hypothetical scenario. But you miss the point. What y.....
» 8/06/2013 10:44:31 AM Good Morning Alan, Another great discussion - Thank You. Keep on stirring, you're doing a.....
» 7/06/2013 7:14:30 PM Dear Prax, The following may be of interest: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/po.....
» 7/06/2013 7:09:55 PM Dear Prax, Bring it on. Let the public decide and vote online. Public Libraries could ea.....
» 7/06/2013 6:41:01 PM Dear Antiseptic, You asked, "what is something that our society values highly that i.....
» 7/06/2013 5:50:20 PM Dear Prax, I reckon you've earned that bottle of Red. Here's to your health - Cheers......
» 7/06/2013 3:23:33 PM Dear Prax, There's enough people to dislike in the world as it is without Shadow Minister.....
» 7/06/2013 3:17:50 PM Interesting take on things. Sounds like a knee-jerk, short-term fix. But not a very good l.....
» 7/06/2013 3:03:15 PM Dear RObert, I was referring historically - when the system constrained people. Our soci.....
» 7/06/2013 2:43:25 PM cont'd ... Here's a link that you should read: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/.....
» 7/06/2013 2:39:59 PM Dear SM, Read the following link which just may make you realise how ridiculous you sound.....
» 7/06/2013 2:18:34 PM Dear SM, Indonesia has made it quite clear that they will not accept boats being turned a.....
» 7/06/2013 2:10:09 PM Many Australians believe that now is the moment for a decisive change of direction, that n.....
» 7/06/2013 12:22:33 PM Dear Pelican, Thank You for this thread. The campaign is an excellent one and should be .....
» 7/06/2013 11:51:30 AM I've just finished reading a tongue-in-cheek satirical article that might lighten things u.....
» 7/06/2013 11:10:04 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Here are the facts Sir, which is something that you tend to ignore:.....
» 7/06/2013 10:55:32 AM Dear o sung wu, rehctub, shadow minister, runner, I hope that I haven't left anyone out. .....
» 6/06/2013 7:17:08 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add - people don't sink into oblivion who are known for their poli.....
» 6/06/2013 7:04:06 PM Dear SM, What a meaty post. To which I shall give an equally meaty response. Baloney! Hi.....
» 6/06/2013 6:48:36 PM Dear Cody, A dominant group always tries to legitimate its interests by means of an ideol.....
» 6/06/2013 6:27:24 PM Dear Prax., Take an intelligent guess. ;-).....
» 6/06/2013 6:24:12 PM Dear csteele, You've raised some excellent and valid points. Virginia Trioli in her colu.....
» 6/06/2013 6:03:42 PM Dear runner, Gough managed to send us broke? Hmmmmm. Do you use Medicare today? There's a.....
» 6/06/2013 5:54:10 PM Dear SM, Of course why would they support Labor - when the Libs believe in - "No tax.....
» 6/06/2013 5:46:29 PM Dear o sung wu, Historically Julia Gillard's Prime Ministership will be seen as an unusua.....
» 6/06/2013 4:53:26 PM Dear onthebeach, If you can't cop it, and you can't take a joke, you're humourless and po.....
» 6/06/2013 3:03:05 PM Dear Belly, My apologies if I've caused you offence. I was merely stating a sentiment tha.....
» 6/06/2013 2:53:12 PM Dear SM, Again, the same mantra, the same rhetoric. It's always others who tell porkies. .....
» 6/06/2013 1:58:08 PM Dear Belly, I wonder what would happen if members of the ALP started to talk about the Pa.....
» 6/06/2013 1:52:55 PM Dear Dream On, Could you please explain your reference to me and "child abusers,&quo.....
» 6/06/2013 1:42:31 PM Dear Cody, What can I say except that education is a progressive discovery of our own ign.....
» 6/06/2013 12:22:27 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How else can we take you - but seriously. You who always quotes fro.....
» 6/06/2013 12:12:37 PM Dear Poirot, "Never argue with idiots. They'll bring you down to their level and win.....
» 6/06/2013 12:04:54 PM Dear Pelly and Poirot, Bravo! Well said!.....
» 6/06/2013 11:54:20 AM As Summers points out in the link I cited earlier: "For Julia Gillard the judgements.....
» 6/06/2013 11:33:19 AM Dear Belly, The following link may be of some interest: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/po.....
» 6/06/2013 11:20:41 AM Shadow Minister gives us a quote from The Australian newspaper, written by Janet Albrechts.....
» 5/06/2013 4:39:34 PM Dear o sung wu, You always argue on an intelligent level, not an emotional one and you al.....
» 5/06/2013 4:31:23 PM Dear SM, Same old song, same old mantra. 3 word slogans, and same old rhetoric. Partisan .....
» 5/06/2013 4:15:48 PM Dear Cody, No Linda would try to tell them that their behaviour is unacceptable. However.....
» 5/06/2013 1:58:11 PM Dear Hasbeen, Come on. The bar has not been raised very high with our past PMs. After all.....
» 5/06/2013 1:48:17 PM The following link may clarify a few things: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3759900......
» 5/06/2013 11:13:40 AM Dear Belly, I've pointed out Labor's faults in my previous post. I simply think it's too .....
» 4/06/2013 10:55:58 PM Dear o sung wu, I absolutely admire your sense of fair play. And your reasoning on this i.....
» 4/06/2013 10:51:17 PM Dear onthebeach, You obviously did not get the message that the Indigenous MP was trying .....
» 4/06/2013 10:18:13 PM Don't discount the minority groups coming up through the ranks. They just may surprise. An.....
» 4/06/2013 10:13:55 PM Dear Belly, There you have it - runner's post confirms what I had stated earlier. There's.....
» 4/06/2013 7:25:58 PM runner, No, I'm angry, not bitter. "Runner, dear runner, swindles and schemes, voti.....
» 4/06/2013 7:11:28 PM Dear Belly, The PM wanted the job. Even John Howard, John Hewson, and Malcolm Fraser admi.....
» 4/06/2013 6:46:06 PM Dear o sung wu, Thank You. A voice of reason at last. It's a shame that political discou.....
» 4/06/2013 6:31:36 PM Dear Prax., One has a nose The other has ears One gets things done The other builds fears.....
» 4/06/2013 6:21:53 PM Dear Cherful, Firstly let me say - Thank You for your civility. I watched "Q and A,&.....
» 4/06/2013 4:35:51 PM runner, You're the one with a comprehension problem. Even the Libs themselves are having.....
» 4/06/2013 1:21:23 PM runner, The Australian newspaper shows that the Prime Minister has narrowed the gap on Mr.....
» 4/06/2013 12:32:18 PM Dear Jayb., Of course we love you darlin You're a bloody top-notch bloke And when we say .....
» 4/06/2013 12:25:13 PM Runner, According to the latest Newspoll the PM is catching up. Remember the story of the.....
» 3/06/2013 6:26:34 PM Dear Philip, We're talking about the asbestos problem here. I agree with you. If the Lib.....
» 3/06/2013 6:20:23 PM Dear onthebeach, I couldn't agree with you more about transparency. Tell that to Mr Abbot.....
» 3/06/2013 6:12:34 PM Dear SM, Why is the Liberal Party accusing the government of responsibility for Telstra's.....
» 3/06/2013 2:14:12 PM cont'd ... In the 20th Century as a result of the Catholic Education System when punishme.....
» 3/06/2013 2:06:18 PM Lets not beat about the bush. Tony Abbott has a credibility issue. He tells lies, punches .....
» 3/06/2013 12:20:33 PM Dear jayb., If sitting quietly is going to bother you all that much, well you can always .....
» 3/06/2013 9:22:10 AM Dear Prax., I like your style!.....
» 3/06/2013 9:03:46 AM Dear Poirot, Don't you get it - we went on the assumption that we're dealing with intelli.....
» 3/06/2013 8:51:50 AM Dear Prax., Thanks for that. I guess it all comes down to who you want. The party that s.....
» 2/06/2013 7:10:01 PM Dear onthebeach, Actually I'll have to think about what and who "rings my chimes.&qu.....
» 2/06/2013 6:54:48 PM Dear prax., The point of my suggestion was to try to get ideas from others as to a better.....
» 2/06/2013 6:43:35 PM Dear individual, True character is revealed in the choice a human being makes under press.....
» 2/06/2013 6:23:12 PM Here's another link that informs: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4715404.html Dear Jayb.....
» 2/06/2013 5:49:30 PM Here's a link that may be of interest: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/editorial/adam-go.....
» 2/06/2013 2:05:45 PM Dear individual, Your mouth is more open than your mind......
» 2/06/2013 1:47:54 PM Dear Jayb and individual, A higher credential means higher earnings, simply because of th.....
» 2/06/2013 1:07:02 PM Dear Banjo, If you Google Bluescope - you'll find the explanation about where the money w.....
» 2/06/2013 11:07:48 AM I can't help wondering how well would companies survive if they were run along the lines o.....
» 2/06/2013 10:59:01 AM Dear rehctub, You state that "to your knowledge" there's no government support .....
» 2/06/2013 10:24:43 AM Dear individual, Do you really expect anyone of us to take your comments seriously about .....
» 1/06/2013 6:15:38 PM Dear Pelly, Not so sure about the "silence" right. More often than not - you th.....
» 1/06/2013 5:55:08 PM Dear individual, "Good people who help others and care for the future of this nation.....
» 1/06/2013 5:48:05 PM Dear Pelly and Poirot, Some posters are essentially entertainers. They're in it not for a.....
» 1/06/2013 2:55:11 PM cont'd ... BTW: Can you still be a Marxist if you drive a ferrari? And actually Chardonn.....
» 1/06/2013 2:48:31 PM Dear onthebeach, I know. I know. Yours is the only opinion that matters. After all you ar.....
» 1/06/2013 2:17:28 PM Dear onthebeach, Being white myself how could I possibly think that whites are pigs (alth.....
» 1/06/2013 11:19:59 AM Are we racist? John Oliver says Australians are the most "comfortably racist" p.....
» 31/05/2013 6:46:59 PM Perhaps the following two links will give a better perspective of the issue: http://www......
» 31/05/2013 5:48:20 PM Dear Prax., So who to vote for? Suggestions would be most welcome......
» 31/05/2013 2:05:50 PM Here we go again ... As Zoe Krupka points out so beautifully: "The objectives of so.....
» 31/05/2013 11:11:31 AM Dear Poirot, I've just received an article by Zoe Krupka. I'll cut and paste a bit from i.....
» 31/05/2013 10:26:57 AM Dear Prax., I can't help wondering what's happened to Mr Abbott. He's not the same man we.....
» 31/05/2013 10:15:07 AM Dear Jayb., Ah, if I'm "looking for the bad in people," as you state in my refe.....
» 30/05/2013 6:25:07 PM Dear onthebeach, Librarians are not in the business of censoring books. Their responsibil.....
» 30/05/2013 6:01:34 PM Dear Jayb., Eddie McGuire is not of Aboriginal ancestry. Perhaps you're getting things co.....
» 30/05/2013 2:22:59 PM Dear Jayb., I think that I may have confused you with "Jay of Melbourne", who u.....
» 30/05/2013 12:16:51 PM Dear Jayb., I wonder why the percentage is so high of crimes committed by our Indigenous .....
» 30/05/2013 11:55:22 AM Dear Yuyutsu, My apologies, I've re-read your previous post and I had misunderstood you e.....
» 30/05/2013 11:48:38 AM Hey Poirot, Can someone still be classed as a neo-Marxist if they drive a ferrari? ;-).....
» 30/05/2013 11:32:15 AM Do times change all that much? I remember Philip Adams telling people about his childhood.....
» 30/05/2013 10:59:14 AM Dear Constance, Me a "neo-Marxist?" Really? What do you mean by that, exactly?.....
» 30/05/2013 10:35:42 AM Dear onthebeach, Again a few corrections: As far as Gays are concerned - The Gillard gov.....
» 29/05/2013 8:07:13 PM Dear onthebeach, Australia has much to be ashamed of you're right on that count. Aborigin.....
» 29/05/2013 7:41:52 PM Dear Prax., You want shocking? Re-reading some of your own posts would be a good place to.....
» 29/05/2013 7:32:56 PM Dear onthebeach, To make a few corrections for you. Firstly my claims are not "unfo.....
» 29/05/2013 10:24:46 AM Dear Constance, I won't Thank You for your personal attacks and assumptions that you've m.....
» 28/05/2013 8:15:41 PM Dear Prax., "Militant feminazis?" Are they any different from the goose-steppi.....
» 28/05/2013 8:10:15 PM Dear Chris, Do you really think that Bob Hawke replaced Hazel with a sexier, healthier fe.....
» 28/05/2013 7:47:30 PM As far as racism is concerned gentlemen I came across this from an old newspaper archive. .....
» 28/05/2013 7:24:11 PM At least programs like Media Watch, do try to give some of us food for thought. Pictures.....
» 28/05/2013 7:13:27 PM Dear Yuyutsu, As I've stated previously - seeing as the institution of marriage is legisl.....
» 28/05/2013 7:05:01 PM Dear onthebeach, Again with the "Feminists" and "Progressives." You S.....
» 28/05/2013 1:42:11 PM Dear runner, I am simply reminding you of the teachings that you profess to believe in. Y.....
» 28/05/2013 1:32:14 PM Dear onthebeach, Apart from the fact that the Marriage Act only allows marriage to be bet.....
» 28/05/2013 11:50:02 AM Dear runner, Just a reminder: If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Try .....
» 28/05/2013 11:21:25 AM Dear o sung wu, I watched "Australian Story," last night and it covered Hazel H.....
» 28/05/2013 11:10:11 AM Dear Constance, What do you know about the specifics and theology of any religion? Do you.....
» 27/05/2013 5:10:46 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Therein lies the problem. Unlike yourself - same-sex couples do want their .....
» 27/05/2013 4:52:14 PM Jansey told us that the girl told him that "Jigaboo" today was a "sense of .....
» 27/05/2013 4:45:18 PM Dear runner, I don't know of any one who's apologising for Islam on this discussion. Mo.....
» 27/05/2013 3:00:30 PM Dear csteele, Read Jansey's opening post on this discussion. The owner of the black dog i.....
» 27/05/2013 2:47:44 PM Dear Bazz, I re-read my pevious comment to you and thought that I'd better clarify what I.....
» 27/05/2013 2:24:14 PM cont'd ... I just re-read the opening post. Apparently the dog was black. You can't tell.....
» 27/05/2013 2:21:21 PM Dear Hasbeen, The American influence is still very strong in this country. American movie.....
» 27/05/2013 1:42:17 PM Dear Bazz, That was precisely the point that was being made. So glad that you understood .....
» 27/05/2013 11:14:33 AM Dear Jansey, Our language reflects our view of the world, and so it is always changing. N.....
» 27/05/2013 10:53:20 AM Dear Belly, What a dreadful state of affairs. Questions need to be asked as to why a youn.....
» 26/05/2013 2:35:40 PM I'd like to Thank everyone who's found the time to contribute to this thread and pay their.....
» 26/05/2013 2:30:30 PM Dear Paul, I share your fear of nucelar weapons. If more and more nucelar weapons are bu.....
» 26/05/2013 2:14:50 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You're most welcome and I wish you success in your legal quest. I also wish.....
» 25/05/2013 3:09:25 PM Yes we know about slush funds and litigation pending. Mr Abbott faces court in June. Where.....
» 25/05/2013 11:06:03 AM Dear csteele, From the little I know of the case I would not classify Carnell Marcus Moor.....
» 25/05/2013 10:48:36 AM Dear Belly, Don't be worried about the number of posts on this thread. Some people are sl.....
» 25/05/2013 10:35:28 AM Shadow Minister, Don't you realise that there are enough people to dislike in the world a.....
» 24/05/2013 5:58:30 PM Dear Shadow Minister, What a "meaty" response from you regarding the "fudg.....
» 24/05/2013 5:46:13 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The Marriage Act prohibits same-sex couples to marry. That is the law as it.....
» 24/05/2013 4:01:41 PM Dear Belly, Here's another link that may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2013/05/2.....
» 24/05/2013 3:56:51 PM Dear Belly, I once had the pleasure of meeting her. It took place quite a few years ago. .....
» 24/05/2013 3:36:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The Marriage Act as it currently stands only legally recognises unions betw.....
» 24/05/2013 2:18:15 PM Dear Yuyutsu, It is the legilsation that is being questioned. When the Marriage Act is un.....
» 24/05/2013 2:06:07 PM Dear RObert, The law in America varies according to each state. I'm not sure what the fat.....
» 24/05/2013 11:39:52 AM We received the sad news on Thursday that Hazel Hawke had died peacefully after succumbing.....
» 24/05/2013 11:13:50 AM Dear RObert, The murder charge applies in Florida because it falls under a rarely used Fe.....
» 24/05/2013 10:43:39 AM Things have to change when state regulation of marriage is unable to ensure the fundamenta.....
» 23/05/2013 6:00:59 PM Dear Belly, I judge politicians by their actions or often their inactions. I prefer a Pa.....
» 23/05/2013 5:47:58 PM Dear runner, I can only be responsible for my own actions. We are all thrown curve balls .....
» 23/05/2013 2:48:57 PM Dear runner, A man must be both stupid amd uncharitable who believes there is no virture .....
» 23/05/2013 2:25:02 PM Just as there is great controversy about issues like abortion, there seems to be the same .....
» 23/05/2013 12:13:55 PM Dear Prax., Perhaps Mr Abbott's got his own worries to answer to in Court in June? Dear.....
» 23/05/2013 11:44:28 AM Dear Prax., Thank You for your civility and explaining your views to me. The point that I.....
» 23/05/2013 11:23:56 AM Not surprisingly, opinion polls show public confusion on the issue of abortion. The great .....
» 22/05/2013 7:49:26 PM Dear Prax., I can see that we're not going to agree on so many things. On the PM for one .....
» 22/05/2013 7:31:31 PM This may clarify things for the doomsayers: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/03/27/heres-the.....
» 22/05/2013 3:57:23 PM Gentlemen, you really need to do a bit more research before posting. We do have a current .....
» 22/05/2013 1:01:41 PM As I've stated earlier let us have a debate on the economy but lets make sure we stick to .....
» 22/05/2013 11:17:14 AM Dear Prax., Labor made a choice to support local jobs during the Global Financial Crisis,.....
» 22/05/2013 11:08:01 AM Immunisation greatly reduces the risk of catching a disease, which in turn reduces the ris.....
» 22/05/2013 10:32:53 AM How many countries have a triple A credit rating and a stable outlook with all four major .....
» 21/05/2013 5:00:53 PM Dear misanthorpe, I think you've got me confused with someone else old chap. I'm not the .....
» 21/05/2013 4:52:51 PM Dear onthebeach, At the root of the controversy is a basic value judgement about the huma.....
» 21/05/2013 2:55:36 PM Dear misanthrope, I'm an excellent cook - so it wouldn't be too bad at all. Besides - you.....
» 21/05/2013 2:45:14 PM Lets have a debate on the economy but lets make sure we stick to the facts and not the bea.....
» 21/05/2013 2:30:29 PM Dear Chris Lewis, Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as, "government of the people, b.....
» 21/05/2013 2:00:59 PM Dear Paul, You may find the following two links of some interest: http://www.theage.com......
» 21/05/2013 1:40:40 PM Dear Voterland, Well said. Once people no longer take their world for granted, but inste.....
» 21/05/2013 1:30:54 PM Dear Chris Lewis, You may be right about the Labor government being responsible to God. .....
» 21/05/2013 12:19:25 PM People do have delusions there's no denying that. Some have delusions of grandeur. Some ha.....
» 20/05/2013 7:04:53 PM Dear Belly, Here's something that you need to read: http://www.independentaustralia.net/.....
» 20/05/2013 7:02:13 PM cont'd ... And another one that may help: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/polit.....
» 20/05/2013 6:46:31 PM As Australian society has become more diverse with continuing immigration, expressions in .....
» 20/05/2013 6:11:19 PM Dear Belly, Regardless of how we feel about the pollies personally I guess we'll have to .....
» 20/05/2013 2:04:50 PM Dear Peter King, I don't bother reading posts from certain people. Once I see the name, I.....
» 20/05/2013 1:49:54 PM Dear imajulianutter, In the mediascape polls trump policies every time. Dear spindoc, .....
» 20/05/2013 1:16:49 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Here's the flip-side to the coin you're spinning: http://www.theag.....
» 20/05/2013 1:11:57 PM Dear Hasbeen, You sound confused. It's the Libs who have big media, big business and big.....
» 20/05/2013 12:01:48 PM Dear Prax., Well you're lucky. If these people get in they will certainly have a great ef.....
» 20/05/2013 11:52:36 AM For anyone interested in getting a realistic analysis of the Budget reply here's a link th.....
» 20/05/2013 11:33:11 AM Dear Poirot, Great link. Thank You. Yes - big gaps in logic. I had the same feeling watc.....
» 20/05/2013 10:29:44 AM Dear Individual, Each of us I'm sure has people to Thank along our life's journey who hav.....
» 20/05/2013 10:17:23 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the link. Who'd have thought that could happen? Dear Belly, As.....
» 20/05/2013 10:01:43 AM Dear Banjo, As economists tell us: "Australia's economy has grown by 9% since the o.....
» 20/05/2013 9:37:47 AM Dear RObert, I'll try again. As one political observer commented: "Since the PM an.....
» 19/05/2013 7:30:54 PM Dear Prax., Anything on offer as an alternative to the LNP has got to be a step in the ri.....
» 19/05/2013 7:23:42 PM Dear rehctub, I've lived under both Liberal governments and Labor in Victoria. Under Labo.....
» 19/05/2013 7:04:15 PM Dear Individual, Okay, I'll give you a few names - although you could have Googled them y.....
» 19/05/2013 6:25:04 PM Dear RObert, As political commentators have pointed out: In politics a degree of rhetori.....
» 19/05/2013 5:37:49 PM Dear Individual, As I wrote to you earlier, the highest form of ignorance is when you rej.....
» 19/05/2013 4:29:31 PM Dear Belly, Many thought that the minority government wouldn't last. It has. It will have.....
» 19/05/2013 4:13:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You keep referring to the "lies" of Labor. That as we all.....
» 19/05/2013 3:49:42 PM Dear Individual, You continue to accuse others of not thinking but look at your continued.....
» 19/05/2013 3:21:21 PM Mr Abbott needs to be upfront with Australians about what he would cut to pay for his $4 b.....
» 18/05/2013 6:49:24 PM Dear rehctub, Try being objective and looking at things from different perspectives, if y.....
» 18/05/2013 9:02:09 AM Dear Prax., Thanks for your comments. I don't have the answers to the big questions in l.....
» 17/05/2013 7:36:18 PM Dear Individual, I think that you've got me confused with someone who cares what you thin.....
» 17/05/2013 7:22:36 PM Dear Bazz, I will repeat what I've stated on other threads and what was on the link I pro.....
» 17/05/2013 6:58:50 PM Dear rehctub, You need to state facts as they exist, not the spin that you've been buying.....
» 17/05/2013 6:49:45 PM What does it mean "live within our means?" Is it so important for governments t.....
» 17/05/2013 3:30:33 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that if - the Libs win the next election it won't be an indic.....
» 17/05/2013 3:17:51 PM Dear runner, I suspect you must belong to some sort of "brotherhood." As you s.....
» 17/05/2013 3:07:50 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add it's under the title: "Tony Abbott Goes Back to Court in.....
» 17/05/2013 3:05:49 PM Dear o sung wu, Regarding the reaons Mr Abbott has to go to court. There's an article by .....
» 17/05/2013 2:58:06 PM If Mr Abbott has nothing to fear and there is nothing substantial against him then why has.....
» 17/05/2013 1:48:18 PM Dear rehctub, To win this particular race it's far easier when you've got big media, big .....
» 17/05/2013 12:05:21 PM Dear Poirot, There's a big difference between Julia Gillard who's been thoroughly investi.....
» 17/05/2013 11:55:33 AM Dear Individual, So the International Monetary Fund, the Reserve Bank, and world economic.....
» 17/05/2013 11:45:55 AM Dear Prax., By all means give it a go. However don't be surprised if you get a standard .....
» 17/05/2013 11:35:18 AM Dear Belly, A contest between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott is a poor way to try to win g.....
» 16/05/2013 7:08:53 PM Dear rehctub, Maybe this might help: http://www.newmatilda.com/2013/05/14/swan-delivers-.....
» 16/05/2013 6:45:25 PM Dear SOG, Good Luck with that. And be careful what you wish for. You may just get the sa.....
» 16/05/2013 6:38:42 PM Dear Prax., It would be great to have our elected representatives actually listen to our .....
» 16/05/2013 6:05:47 PM Dear Belly, The following link may help put things into some perspective for you: http:/.....
» 16/05/2013 5:43:39 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You can't be taken seriously talking about spin when you support a .....
» 16/05/2013 3:33:49 PM Dear Mac, As long as America continues to support Israel. Israel can continue to do exact.....
» 16/05/2013 2:44:31 PM Dear Hasbeen, I wish that I could agree with your and the author's take on things. Howev.....
» 16/05/2013 2:23:15 PM Tom Tom the pipers son Stole a pig and away he ran The pig was eat and Tom was beat And To.....
» 16/05/2013 2:04:03 PM cont'd ... Thanks for quoting my ditty but you left this out (no surprises there)...: &q.....
» 16/05/2013 1:37:46 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You're not serious? Read the 7.30 Report about who's changing word.....
» 16/05/2013 11:47:40 AM I am a cancer survivor and it is something that I would not wish on anyone else. I can ful.....
» 16/05/2013 11:16:51 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Why are you getting personal. I'm merely quoting from the informat.....
» 15/05/2013 4:44:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Mr Abbott admitted that he did not take legal advice on disclosure .....
» 15/05/2013 1:45:12 PM Dear Jay, You're a very perceptive gentleman. Thank You......
» 15/05/2013 10:58:23 AM Dear Shadow Minister, A couple of responses to your statements are necessary. Firstly, i.....
» 15/05/2013 10:04:51 AM Dear Individual, What mates are those? My mates are remarkably diverse. They are of all .....
» 14/05/2013 9:26:37 PM Tony Abbott denounced Julia Gillard as unfit for office because of a slush fund she helped.....
» 14/05/2013 6:54:22 PM And he'd deny having done it. The "pillar of honesty" that he is......
» 14/05/2013 6:47:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, A few corrections need to be made. According to the following facts.....
» 14/05/2013 3:37:14 PM I need a bit of cheering up. This is beginning to depress the heck out of me. I'm going to.....
» 14/05/2013 2:23:33 PM Dear Jay, I watched "Q and A," last night. I found it very interesting and yet .....
» 14/05/2013 2:13:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You seem to have left out what else Michelle Grattan also stated: .....
» 14/05/2013 10:59:58 AM I watched "Q and A," last night and listened to Clive Palmer and Bob Katter and .....
» 14/05/2013 10:44:55 AM Michelle Grattan, the highly respected political editor for The Age wrote an interesting O.....
» 13/05/2013 7:12:33 PM Here's a more accurate perspective on the scrutiny applied: http://newmatilda.com/2012/12.....
» 13/05/2013 6:58:28 PM Dear Prax., I know that you're against "the system," however I haven't lost my .....
» 13/05/2013 5:55:26 PM It is interesting that the responses are so predictable when one dares to question the act.....
» 13/05/2013 12:42:19 PM David Ettridge is suing Tony Abbott for an apology and more than $1.5 million in damages, .....
» 13/05/2013 10:33:04 AM Dear Individual, I'm glad you liked my librarian quote. I am concerned about the governm.....
» 12/05/2013 5:47:16 PM Dear Individual, Librarians are novel lovers. :-).....
» 12/05/2013 11:44:42 AM Peter Coleman in the Preface to, "The Costello Memoirs," wrote the following abo.....
» 11/05/2013 6:21:47 PM Dear spindoc, Read my opening post again. I do mention federal politicians as well and t.....
» 11/05/2013 5:52:36 PM cont'd ... I feel so sorry for people like ambulance drivers, paramedics, nurses, fire-fi.....
» 11/05/2013 5:43:31 PM Dear spindoc, I'm sorry if I have somehow disappointed you by simply quoting facts that h.....
» 11/05/2013 2:35:28 PM Hi onthebeach, Your MG may have been sold some time ago but I bet you'd still go for an O.....
» 11/05/2013 2:29:22 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thanks for the advice about the Morgan. What a life you've led. I imagine .....
» 11/05/2013 12:32:37 PM If asking for reasonable discussions is being "arrogant and out of touch," then .....
» 11/05/2013 12:11:39 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The Nissan Micra would have been a lovely car to drive. And practic.....
» 11/05/2013 11:22:47 AM According to news reports Victorian politicians are expected to give themselves generous .....
» 10/05/2013 8:06:44 PM When was it decided that all the concerns, issues, policies and pre-occupations of this co.....
» 10/05/2013 7:23:19 PM Dear o sung wu, Sorry, I gave the wrong Pontiac name earlier. My husband has just corre.....
» 10/05/2013 3:14:32 PM cont'd ... The standard of responsibility by the Catholic Church is sadly a very low one......
» 10/05/2013 3:07:17 PM The Australian Muslim Community is a large, diverse, heterogenous group composed of 120 et.....
» 10/05/2013 12:25:00 PM Julian Burnside, barrister and human rights advocate wrote an excellent article in March .....
» 10/05/2013 11:57:45 AM Dear o sung wu, The first car that I drove was in Los Angeles and it was a Pontiac GTO - .....
» 9/05/2013 7:57:20 PM Dear Prax., The link that I've given at the end of this post may help to clarify things. .....
» 9/05/2013 6:58:39 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Poirot pointed out the fact that the problem doesn't exist. Theref.....
» 9/05/2013 4:17:37 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), That depends on the circumstances - doesn't it? If it was a matter .....
» 9/05/2013 4:02:04 PM Dear o sung wu, I make so many typos, and grammatical errors. Plus I have to regularly c.....
» 9/05/2013 3:25:47 PM Here's a link that may help explain things: http://newmatilda.com/2013/05/02/disability-l.....
» 9/05/2013 3:13:50 PM Dear David F A new sentence began with a capital and a new train of thought began with a .....
» 9/05/2013 3:01:30 PM cont'd ... BTW ; The only changes that the Labor government made to our National Anthem w.....
» 9/05/2013 2:41:35 PM Dear Banjo, We've covered this ground many times previously. However you persist with you.....
» 9/05/2013 12:34:51 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), There's a wide-eyed owl With a pointed nose He has pointed ears And.....
» 9/05/2013 12:25:56 PM Dear David F., I've adapted this one for you from the web: "It's plain as the face .....
» 9/05/2013 11:54:20 AM How to stop the boats? Well we've tried razor wire, children in detention, we've seen rio.....
» 8/05/2013 7:15:51 PM I guess no matter what links are provided, no matter what information is supplied and from.....
» 8/05/2013 6:58:27 PM Dear o sung wu, It's so good to hear you back to your old self once again. I'm sending yo.....
» 8/05/2013 6:47:08 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), A tiny strawman? Nah. More like a pyromaniac in a field of straw.....
» 8/05/2013 2:32:34 PM Why on earth would anyone want to escape conditions that entail raw sewerage flowing into .....
» 8/05/2013 1:59:09 PM Dear Paul1405, I've just received an article via email that may be of interest. I'd like.....
» 8/05/2013 11:05:42 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'm glad that you agree that there are extremists in every religion.....
» 8/05/2013 10:48:16 AM Of course there are going to be people who will exploit the system. There will be people w.....
» 7/05/2013 7:12:37 PM Dear Saltpetre, Thanks for getting it. And for your contribution. Loved it. My husband .....
» 7/05/2013 7:03:05 PM Fundamentalists exist in all religions. It is unfortunate that some people tend to lump a.....
» 7/05/2013 6:41:58 PM Here's a few more links for your information: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/t.....
» 7/05/2013 5:40:46 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typos. Very frustrating......
» 7/05/2013 5:39:08 PM Dear o sung wu, Horse racing is the Sport of Kings and the business of rogues. Were there.....
» 7/05/2013 11:19:32 AM Here's a few more links that should be read: http://theconversation.com/malaysia-solution.....
» 7/05/2013 10:40:07 AM Dear SOG, I will state it again. The chance of having a sensible discussion about issues .....
» 7/05/2013 10:11:50 AM Here is a link that everyone should read: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/13/inside-aust.....
» 6/05/2013 7:06:39 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the good advice about runner. I'll take it on board. Dear SOG, .....
» 6/05/2013 7:02:21 PM Dear cohenite, The art of reasoned, intelligent argument is a skill not easily acquired. .....
» 6/05/2013 6:07:48 PM Dear Halduell, If you want to recommend a post for deletion - all you have to do is go ba.....
» 6/05/2013 3:34:41 PM cont'd ... BTW: one-liners don't count as facts......
» 6/05/2013 3:32:10 PM Dear runner, My years of vindictiveness towards Mr Abbott? What, by simply criticising hi.....
» 6/05/2013 2:54:59 PM Dear runner, Thanks for proving my point. What I'm talking about is what's coming out of.....
» 6/05/2013 2:28:12 PM Typos happen to all of us because they're so seasy to make and Engrish is a difficult lang.....
» 6/05/2013 1:42:20 PM Dear runner, You as a professed Christian must really stop your frankly vicious public di.....
» 6/05/2013 10:38:03 AM Dear Poirot, Once again - Thank You......
» 6/05/2013 10:33:39 AM The following link may just correct a few things: http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comm.....
» 6/05/2013 9:55:36 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Take a look at the link I gave you. I'm not counting anything - me.....
» 5/05/2013 10:27:44 PM Dear Poirot, I do my research and simply go on what I find. Admittedly I should have take.....
» 5/05/2013 10:19:59 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), This is where I got the information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/.....
» 5/05/2013 6:59:12 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), For your information: Women comprise one third of the Parliament o.....
» 5/05/2013 6:53:57 PM Dear Philip s., I understand that you're really angry and why you say what you do. I shal.....
» 5/05/2013 6:08:04 PM cont'd ... Dear Philip s., Just to correct you... I'm not talking about "economic .....
» 5/05/2013 6:04:28 PM Dear Philip s., All you have to do is go back and read my posting history. You just may .....
» 5/05/2013 5:50:32 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There's things like traffic lights, speed cameras, electric wires (for home.....
» 5/05/2013 1:57:30 PM Dear Philip, The language used in these debates has an enormous impact on those being spo.....
» 5/05/2013 1:35:31 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I don't think you're being realistic. People have to take responsibility fo.....
» 5/05/2013 11:09:25 AM No, we should not ban street cameras. Street violence is increasing in our society and hav.....
» 5/05/2013 10:46:49 AM Dear rehctub, Our "peace loving way?" Tell that to the people who are abused o.....
» 5/05/2013 10:39:37 AM Dear Hasbeen, Good Luck with your election choices come September. Lets hope you get it r.....
» 5/05/2013 10:30:57 AM Dear Poirot, Yes it is interesting. I've been giving those quotes throughout this thread......
» 4/05/2013 4:54:14 PM cont'd ... Look up under the chapter: "Are asylum seekers illegal?" page 2. h.....
» 4/05/2013 4:40:38 PM Dear Prax, I've recently come across the satirical booklet, "Political Pryorities: H.....
» 4/05/2013 4:23:27 PM Dear Hasbeen, Media Watch simply corrects misinformation. That's their job and they do it.....
» 4/05/2013 12:30:51 PM cont'd ... Dear SPQR, The letter written by Stewart Foster way back in 2004 certainly ca.....
» 4/05/2013 11:54:21 AM Dear SPQR, Generally speaking "illegal immigrants" are people who enter a count.....
» 4/05/2013 11:23:55 AM Dear SOG, The following may help explain "them" and "us.": http://ww.....
» 4/05/2013 10:25:30 AM Dear Hasbeen, I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens at the next election as to .....
» 3/05/2013 5:12:33 PM Dear Philip s., Take a look at your post on page 4 to misanthrope. And what follows after.....
» 3/05/2013 5:03:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Asylum seekers who arrive in Asutralia by boat are not acting illeg.....
» 3/05/2013 4:28:07 PM Dear Philip S., Take a look at the news some evening at the attacks in pubs, people being.....
» 3/05/2013 4:00:11 PM Dear David., I don't know too much about the "Joh for Canberra," campaign. Howe.....
» 3/05/2013 3:31:25 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How can it be "unlawful" when asylum seekers are not brea.....
» 3/05/2013 12:19:35 PM Dear Prax., Thanks for your comments. As Peter Coleman pointed out in the Preface to &qu.....
» 3/05/2013 12:07:38 PM cont'd ... Another link: http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/about/factsheets/4/are-asylum-seek.....
» 3/05/2013 11:57:14 AM Dear Banjo, Here's the link you asked for: http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parlia.....
» 3/05/2013 11:44:33 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Actually I've also spoken to them and to the Parliamentary Library .....
» 3/05/2013 10:39:43 AM Actually the term does not apply to asylum seekers or refugees because asylum seekers do n.....
» 3/05/2013 10:04:51 AM Dear Individual, How about you adding something more to discussions then just one liners......
» 2/05/2013 7:52:16 PM cont'd ... And you're right "illegals" don't have the right of entry into Austr.....
» 2/05/2013 7:48:22 PM Dear Banjo, Sorry, but I'm not the one that's "misled." You seem to be stuck on.....
» 2/05/2013 4:34:48 PM cont'd ... I think that something truly bad has happened to our public discourse. Take po.....
» 2/05/2013 4:22:36 PM Dear Belly, I find it very sad that you don't recognise the violence that does exist in o.....
» 2/05/2013 4:10:18 PM Dear Banjo, I shall repeat again, The Migration Act 1958 allows for those seeking asylum .....
» 2/05/2013 12:28:33 PM Dear Poirot, Yes, a red bikini definitely helped as did political agendas way back in 195.....
» 2/05/2013 11:09:34 AM Dear Banjo, On the contrary, I have pulled out not because your information is "impe.....
» 2/05/2013 7:46:58 AM Dear Chris, You state that, "there was not ethnic violence until the ethnics came to.....
» 1/05/2013 7:07:41 PM Dear Bazz, Because they're Australian citizens? And because of all the Yobos, ferals, cr.....
» 1/05/2013 7:04:44 PM Dear Bazz, Oops - Sorry, I posted my previous post on the wrong thread......
» 1/05/2013 7:01:27 PM The following may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2013/04/30/calm-down-about-defici.....
» 1/05/2013 6:54:39 PM Dear Bazz, Because they're Australian citizens? Just like the jobos, ferals, criminals, .....
» 1/05/2013 6:50:43 PM Dear Individual, Banjo and I have covered this ground so many times in the past. As I tri.....
» 1/05/2013 6:22:03 PM It looks like this thread has now run its course and I'd like to Thank everyone for their .....
» 1/05/2013 6:17:05 PM cont'd ... BTW: Banjo, if you regard asylum seekers and refugees as "travellers,&quo.....
» 1/05/2013 6:05:47 PM Dear Banjo, You keep quoting from the same link which to me indicates that you're only in.....
» 1/05/2013 5:45:19 PM Taken from news headlines: 1) A man has been shot several times outside a gay social club.....
» 1/05/2013 5:24:22 PM Dear RObert, They're different. Used for different purposes. The "Morning After,&qu.....
» 1/05/2013 3:28:53 PM Dear Banjo, Thanks for the link. However, the link that you've given me does not talk a.....
» 1/05/2013 2:55:58 PM Dear Bazz, I'm sorry I simply can't lump all Middle-Eastern people into the one group. An.....
» 1/05/2013 2:42:01 PM Dear raycom, Women are taxpayers too, and there are side effects to any medication or med.....
» 1/05/2013 12:23:31 PM Dear Jay, Thanks for that. I am somewhat apprehensive about the coming election. I keep.....
» 1/05/2013 12:17:06 PM Dear onthebeach, See, we do understand that you're really rather limited and can't help y.....
» 1/05/2013 12:10:08 PM Dear Bazz, Here are the facts: http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/about/factsheets/4/are-asylu.....
» 1/05/2013 11:48:53 AM There are many abortion procedures available and women need to consult with their health c.....
» 1/05/2013 11:26:14 AM Dear Poirot, Excellent attitude......
» 1/05/2013 11:21:00 AM Dear Belly, Violence is unfortunately part of our culture whether you want to admit to it.....
» 1/05/2013 11:00:15 AM Dear Poirot, Congratulations on your control and civility. Many others would have used th.....
» 1/05/2013 10:50:01 AM Dear Jay, I seem to recall that we've agreed on quite a few things in the past.;-) I've .....
» 1/05/2013 10:41:47 AM Dear Banjo, I'm not pushing any line. I'm simply giving links that explain the legalities.....
» 30/04/2013 11:10:02 PM I'm reading all the posts with great interest on this thread and the one thing that seems .....
» 30/04/2013 4:30:40 PM Dear Arjay, Through collective action, ordinary people with few resources can become an i.....
» 30/04/2013 4:22:42 PM This article was originally published in Online Opinion on 21st October 2011, in a slightl.....
» 30/04/2013 3:58:26 PM Any discussion on the cost to taxpayers support of former party leaders should be broadene.....
» 30/04/2013 3:03:01 PM Four Corners reveals that: "The latest figures show that each year as many as 70,000.....
» 30/04/2013 7:33:39 AM Dear Chris, I'm sorry that you did not like the link about our economy from the IMF. Jus.....
» 30/04/2013 7:25:08 AM Dear o sung wu, I agree with Suse about ANZAC Day. More and more people are turning up fo.....
» 29/04/2013 5:20:30 PM Dear Chris, No wonder people are concerned when so many talk down our economy. However th.....
» 29/04/2013 3:38:14 PM Dear David F., I've read up on Katter's stand for Aboriginal Rights and he certainly took.....
» 29/04/2013 3:32:56 PM Dear o sung wu., I don't think that we fully realise just how lucky we are in this countr.....
» 29/04/2013 2:16:00 PM cont'd ... This may cheer you up: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/everyday-aus.....
» 29/04/2013 2:05:21 PM Dear Hasbeen, Where's the lovely sailor that we've all come to admire? Of course there .....
» 29/04/2013 1:44:24 PM Dear Hasbeen, The following link may be of interest: http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/01/31.....
» 29/04/2013 12:07:59 PM We have seen that people in different walks of life may interpret the same phenomenon whet.....
» 29/04/2013 11:35:42 AM Dear Poirot, I'm glad that you read the link I provided. I thought it was pretty spot on.....
» 29/04/2013 11:15:41 AM Dear David F., I did go back a bit too far. So just ignore the last sentence. Access and .....
» 29/04/2013 8:26:00 AM This link may be of interest: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/clive-palmers.....
» 29/04/2013 8:02:59 AM Dear rehctub, Talking about laws ... There aleady exist laws that are anti discriminatio.....
» 28/04/2013 1:53:45 PM Dear Poirot, I think NBC which carries Trump's show, "The Apprentice," talked h.....
» 28/04/2013 1:05:14 PM Dear spindoc, Thanks for that. I watched "The Insiders," this morning and the .....
» 28/04/2013 10:38:35 AM Does anyone have a link that provides more on the allegations against Harris? What exactly.....
» 28/04/2013 10:32:54 AM Dear Belly, Thanks for explaining about taking off hats as a mark of respect from by-gone.....
» 28/04/2013 10:17:32 AM Dear Belly, Increase the GST? Definitely not. Taxes are paid by people with an income a.....
» 28/04/2013 8:07:28 AM Dear Suse, You could be right about Katter being more popular in the outer regions and no.....
» 28/04/2013 7:54:09 AM Dear Poirot, Thank You for your positivity. It has been an entertaining discussion which .....
» 27/04/2013 5:35:27 PM Dear spindoc, Thanks for that. That's why I started this thread to find out what others .....
» 27/04/2013 5:26:09 PM Dear onthebeach, See, I suspected all along that you've got a sense of humour. Thanks for.....
» 27/04/2013 2:05:13 PM Dear onthebeach, I'm so glad that we can agree on some things afterall. ;-) Dear Edward,.....
» 27/04/2013 1:55:34 PM Dear onthebeach, A few corrections: I did not say that I received the article in the pos.....
» 27/04/2013 1:03:28 PM Dear SOG, Great to hear from you again and I also quite like Bob Katter. As for Clive Pal.....
» 27/04/2013 11:19:35 AM Dear spindoc, Here's a link that explains coal seam gas fracking: http://theconversation.....
» 27/04/2013 10:37:03 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thanks for your patience and I get the point that you're making. I.....
» 27/04/2013 9:17:23 AM Thanks to everyone who's contributed thus far. What impact might Palmer and Katter make? .....
» 27/04/2013 9:01:58 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If Americans decide to go ahead with this - where does that leave A.....
» 27/04/2013 8:24:41 AM Dear Shadow Minister, What I have difficulty in grasping is - how can one tell who the &q.....
» 26/04/2013 11:12:04 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I've got to confess I very rarely read your entire posts. I used to.....
» 26/04/2013 11:00:22 PM cont'd ... BTW: - If, as you state several times, "There's nothing to see here,&qu.....
» 26/04/2013 10:14:28 PM Dear onthebeach, The article was not taken from someone's blog. However, I can see that i.....
» 26/04/2013 5:33:09 PM Hi Shadow Minister, I actually thought that logic was one of my strong points. For exampl.....
» 26/04/2013 4:40:10 PM cont'd ... "Our cherished universities were founded on precisely the values of educa.....
» 26/04/2013 4:26:13 PM cont'd ... The author states that: "It is through free and clear-minded investigati.....
» 26/04/2013 4:02:37 PM Dear onthebeach, Perhaps this will clarify things for you. And explain what I consider is.....
» 26/04/2013 2:23:23 PM I thought it might be fun to have a discussion on the chances of success - of the two men .....
» 26/04/2013 1:50:24 PM Send the Drones into Syria? And cause the biggest refugee crisis on the face of this plane.....
» 26/04/2013 10:18:37 AM Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. And the facts remain - as stated ea.....
» 25/04/2013 9:19:10 AM Dear Paul, Thank You......
» 25/04/2013 7:26:25 AM I remember a few years ago visiting Canberra and going to a session of "Question Time.....
» 24/04/2013 9:30:28 PM An update from The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, and I quote: "The University o.....
» 24/04/2013 3:33:06 PM cont'd ... A Final Thought: "Somebody in France wanted to put Voltaire in jail. Som.....
» 24/04/2013 3:24:43 PM It is important to have a media outlet which is rational and principled without being bias.....
» 24/04/2013 10:09:57 AM cont'd ... Here's a link that may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2013/04/18/intel.....
» 24/04/2013 10:02:38 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the link. Students at Sydney Uni were going to have a huge protes.....
» 23/04/2013 5:36:31 PM If you're "onthebeach," then in everybody else's mind you are perceived as a &qu.....
» 23/04/2013 2:07:43 PM Dear Paul, Another interesting thing is the Confucius Institutes world-wide, and the work.....
» 23/04/2013 10:03:00 AM Dear onthebeach, Concerning the university's logo... You don't seem to understand the fa.....
» 23/04/2013 9:53:53 AM Yes, we're all shocked. Rolf Harris has been part of our lives for so long. He's an iconic.....
» 22/04/2013 6:41:50 PM Dear onthebeach, How many times does it have to be made clear that correspondence obtaine.....
» 22/04/2013 3:31:54 PM cont'd ... The following may be of some interest... Or perhaps not: http://tibettruth.co.....
» 22/04/2013 3:07:58 PM Dear onthebeach, We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I didn't mean to cause any .....
» 22/04/2013 12:13:47 PM onthebeach, Give it a rest old chap. The Institute did get the university's approval. Ge.....
» 22/04/2013 10:14:48 AM Dear David F., My husband and I have always had private health cover and ambulance cover .....
» 22/04/2013 10:03:03 AM I would like to Thank everyone who has taken the time to contribute to this discussion. Fo.....
» 21/04/2013 5:57:46 PM Once again: 1) Sydney university has gone to great lengths to forbid the Institute for De.....
» 21/04/2013 12:24:03 PM Dear Individual, Then I suppose here's something you should not say to the police: ".....
» 21/04/2013 11:01:23 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You've got my vote for going and helping them reach their self-dete.....
» 21/04/2013 10:57:10 AM cont'd ... Alternatively, I wonder whether Lithuania has any trade-agreements with China?.....
» 21/04/2013 10:51:10 AM cont'd ... One thing I had forgotten to mention and it may be of interest to you because .....
» 21/04/2013 10:32:29 AM Dear onthebeach, There's no "promotion" going on here. This is an online - pub.....
» 20/04/2013 11:08:28 PM cont'd ... If you think that the Greens should be sued for "blackening" the nam.....
» 20/04/2013 11:04:55 PM Dear onthebeach, I still cannot understand what the Greens have to do with this issue - .....
» 20/04/2013 4:49:19 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thanks for that. How do you change these mind-sets, including our .....
» 20/04/2013 4:33:38 PM Dear onthebeach, No this is not a Greens beat-up at all. It's the university's attempt t.....
» 20/04/2013 4:02:23 PM Dear Poirot, We're all only human. And flawed. Especially me. So forgive me if I don't ri.....
» 20/04/2013 8:28:41 AM Dear Hasbeen, I'm with Antiseptic on this one. The trolley idea sounds good. How could th.....
» 20/04/2013 8:19:32 AM Thanks to all the contributors thus far. And, as I stated earlier - there are few reasons.....
» 19/04/2013 8:13:46 PM Dear Arjay, The Dalai Lama does not have to take any military institution to task. He is .....
» 19/04/2013 5:43:58 PM Dear oh dear. As I've stated time and time again - our conversations must shift away from.....
» 19/04/2013 5:31:02 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You know more on this issue than I do so I have to bow to your expe.....
» 19/04/2013 4:29:28 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Claims of "passive welfare culture" and blaming the Indig.....
» 19/04/2013 4:03:46 PM Dear Belly, Do you really expect either China or Sydney university to come out and admit .....
» 19/04/2013 12:29:15 PM Dear Belly, Not sure who really wrote the earlier plea that I cited, it was signed by &q.....
» 19/04/2013 11:47:22 AM cont'd ... As commentators have pointed out: "There are few reasons to be surprised.....
» 19/04/2013 11:40:28 AM I feel that student's need to protest the action taken by the university. The university h.....
» 18/04/2013 7:15:54 PM cont'd ... "we receive only a fraction of it in cash. Because the food, clothing an.....
» 18/04/2013 7:04:10 PM This was taken from the Northern Territory News, 13th September 1966: "A Plea for He.....
» 18/04/2013 6:21:13 PM It was revealed on the news that the University of Sydney had cancelled the June talk by t.....
» 18/04/2013 11:26:58 AM Dear o sung wu, I've just read the following website and thought that it may be of some i.....
» 18/04/2013 11:01:47 AM Dear Josephus, We've covered this ground many times on this Forum. The old popular song, .....
» 18/04/2013 10:38:36 AM Dear o sung wu, I think it's too early to tell what the connection, (if any) there could .....
» 17/04/2013 10:04:38 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that link. It was very interesting. And Thank You for your cont.....
» 17/04/2013 11:10:52 AM Goodness me - this has been on the news and in the mainstream media for weeks from newspap.....
» 16/04/2013 10:31:04 PM Dear onthebeach, Politics is not for the faint hearted. That's for sure. As someone once.....
» 16/04/2013 5:42:24 PM Dear Banjo, Once again to clarify things for you. I've only Googled a few newspapers on .....
» 16/04/2013 3:46:41 PM Dear Banjo, Perhaps you need glasses? The site I gave was the ABC......
» 16/04/2013 3:42:06 PM Dear onthebeach, Thank You for your contribution to this discussion. You may be interes.....
» 16/04/2013 3:36:19 PM Dear David F., Thank You for your poem in memory of the sinking of the Belgrano. John D.....
» 16/04/2013 12:33:52 PM I think it appropriate to now include the full version of the poem "Solitude," b.....
» 16/04/2013 12:09:45 PM Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and they pay to watch......
» 16/04/2013 12:01:06 PM Dear Banjo, There's quite a few links on the web concerning this issue. All you have to d.....
» 15/04/2013 6:11:54 PM I thought that this thread had run its course but obviously some still have a lot to say. .....
» 15/04/2013 6:04:53 PM cont'd ... Just to set another records straight. I am not a supporter of Julia Gillard. W.....
» 15/04/2013 5:55:54 PM Dear rehctub, Lets set the record straight here. In your opening post you clearly stated.....
» 15/04/2013 10:26:09 AM It looks like this thread has now run its course. I would like to Thank everyone who has c.....
» 14/04/2013 6:17:17 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for that. Here's another link that may be of interest: http://thecon.....
» 14/04/2013 6:00:32 PM Dear Mr Opinion, It's God's gift to little men......
» 14/04/2013 2:08:00 PM Pseudonyms don't interest me. Now homonyms - are a different story......
» 14/04/2013 11:03:25 AM Now back to the topic ... Dear Ludwig, This may be of interest to you: The Australian S.....
» 14/04/2013 10:34:32 AM Dear Mr Opinion., Thank you for wishing me happiness. I wish you the same. And I understa.....
» 14/04/2013 8:46:21 AM Dear Mr Opinion, Well, that's just about everybody then......
» 14/04/2013 8:31:16 AM It may be interesting to read the views of people from three generations in the UK have to.....
» 14/04/2013 8:07:23 AM Dear Mr Opinion, I understand. For you - Life is only tolerable when you can look down .....
» 13/04/2013 5:54:45 PM Now back on topic. The following link may be of interest: http://www.smh.com.au/world/re.....
» 13/04/2013 5:46:59 PM Dear David F., I may be out of cite, but hopefully I'm not out of mind. ;-) Anyway, as K.....
» 13/04/2013 5:39:33 PM Hi Graham, Here's a link that may be of interest: http://www.theconversation.com/punchin.....
» 13/04/2013 4:44:55 PM Dear David F., I did cite the quote correctly - not for its grammar but for its meaning. .....
» 13/04/2013 4:09:21 PM Mr Opinion, Try reading the response to the government's issues paper cited in an earlier.....
» 13/04/2013 3:58:36 PM Dear rehctub, I don't understand what you're complaining about. Why are you blaming the P.....
» 13/04/2013 3:47:09 PM Dear David F., Of course that goes without saying. However as I'm sure Maggie would atte.....
» 13/04/2013 3:12:19 PM "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.&quo.....
» 13/04/2013 2:30:46 PM Dear Bazz, We've covered this ground previously. If world population continues to grow r.....
» 13/04/2013 9:56:23 AM Dear Ludwig, I'm so pleased that you liked the Engineers Australia response to the Govern.....
» 12/04/2013 6:46:44 PM Dear rehctub, Ah politics. You blame the years of this government for all our woes. Here'.....
» 12/04/2013 4:03:45 PM Well, the author has managed to scare the heck out of me. We've had doomsayers before but .....
» 12/04/2013 3:49:50 PM Actually Mr John Howard has been asked by the Prime Minister to represent Australia at the.....
» 12/04/2013 3:43:04 PM Dear onthebeach, I fully agree......
» 12/04/2013 3:40:15 PM Dear Graeme M., Of course trying anything new involves taking some considerable risks - .....
» 12/04/2013 3:30:48 PM Dear Ludwig, I've just come across the following website: http://www.environment.gov.au/.....
» 12/04/2013 11:54:21 AM Two websites from the BBC that may add further perspectives: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ma.....
» 12/04/2013 11:33:38 AM Dear Ludwig, The following may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/33460.htm.....
» 11/04/2013 6:29:06 PM Dear Bazz, I've really got not much else to further add on this topic except for this lin.....
» 11/04/2013 6:09:46 PM Dear onthebeach, I can't presume to speak for Poirot. However there was an unflattering r.....
» 11/04/2013 4:43:21 PM Dear Poirot, I'm sorry that my thread has caused you to be attacked simply for stating yo.....
» 11/04/2013 4:30:34 PM The memory of any major political figure on their death, and in this case, such a controve.....
» 11/04/2013 4:03:36 PM Dear Bazz, Fair enough. I'm by no means an IT expert. However there's certainly plenty.....
» 11/04/2013 2:17:21 PM Dear Bazz, The article I linked to was an Editorial Opinion piece of The Age newspaper - .....
» 11/04/2013 2:03:49 PM I've just finished reading an article in the UK's the Guardian newspaper. Margaret Thatche.....
» 11/04/2013 1:22:33 PM Dear Banjo, You can disagree with the commentator that I cited earlier however the fact r.....
» 11/04/2013 10:45:30 AM This may be of interest to some: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/editorial/coalition-lac.....
» 11/04/2013 10:24:30 AM Dear Banjo, As one commentator pointed out: "A contest between Julia Gillard and To.....
» 10/04/2013 3:37:12 PM Hugo Young, Margaret Thatcher's biographer wrote: "Thatcher is remembered for her ac.....
» 10/04/2013 2:35:54 PM Dear csteele, Thank you for taking the time to post on this thread and Thank You for shar.....
» 9/04/2013 9:35:20 PM cont'd ... BTW - my opinion is not worthless simply because it doesn't happen to agree wi.....
» 9/04/2013 9:24:16 PM Dear SOG, You ask would I find another country to practice my freedom of choice in? Why? .....
» 9/04/2013 9:13:24 PM Dear Banjo, I seem to recall that John Howard was anything but a team player. And we don'.....
» 9/04/2013 3:47:13 PM Dear Bazz, The voice of reason here. I may be naive in many areas and I certainly don't .....
» 9/04/2013 3:18:05 PM Dear snake, You don't want to believe what you read in some of the tabloid press or what .....
» 9/04/2013 11:33:04 AM Last night we learned the sad news that Baroness Margaret Thatcher died. Love her or loath.....
» 9/04/2013 11:22:56 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. And still some complain!.....
» 9/04/2013 10:28:23 AM By all means let's all attack the government once again. We've heard it all before ... the.....
» 9/04/2013 10:00:29 AM Dear rehctub, Let's have a debate on the government by all means but let's make sure we s.....
» 8/04/2013 5:02:48 PM Tomw's right. There are intellectual discussion groups around. The following Meetup Group .....
» 8/04/2013 10:47:19 AM Dear David F., I hope that the new pope will make changes. As Paul Collins tells us in h.....
» 8/04/2013 10:26:06 AM onthebeach, Questioning things is not a slur. But manipulating and misrepresenting facts.....
» 7/04/2013 4:46:19 PM Dear rehctub, My apologies for not getting back to you earlier. I've been mulling over yo.....
» 7/04/2013 2:33:09 PM Dear Luciferase, Of course Mr Abbott and his frontbench are going to scream about the ver.....
» 7/04/2013 2:17:32 PM Talking about truth ... Here are the facts : http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2013/04/m.....
» 7/04/2013 1:42:06 PM Dear onthebeach, All I can do is politely suggest that you re-read my posts on this threa.....
» 7/04/2013 11:37:03 AM Dear onthebeach, No. responses are never found wanting. Including yours. You're most welc.....
» 7/04/2013 11:12:58 AM Dear onthebeach, Thank You for giving us an example of what has happened in other countri.....
» 7/04/2013 10:50:40 AM Dear Luciferase, Well I won't have to worry. My salary is not in the six figure bracket. .....
» 7/04/2013 10:35:39 AM I was hoping that people like David F., and Loudmouth(Joe) would add their experiences to .....
» 7/04/2013 10:23:23 AM cont'd ... I've just discovered a typo. The sentence should read: "It was in NO wa.....
» 7/04/2013 10:20:32 AM Dear csteele, I think you've misunderstood me. And it probably is as a result of my respo.....
» 6/04/2013 9:49:13 PM Dear Saltpetre, Thank You for your post. Margaret Mead, the American Anthropologist stat.....
» 6/04/2013 5:17:12 PM I would like to Thank everyone who contributed to this discussion. I now feel that it has .....
» 6/04/2013 5:13:48 PM It looks like this thread has now run its course. I would like to Thank everyone who contr.....
» 6/04/2013 5:10:21 PM Well, it's better than trash talk. "I know that you believe you understand what you .....
» 6/04/2013 4:17:52 PM Dear SPQR, You're asking me about my point in stereotyping, what a laugh. Look at your ow.....
» 6/04/2013 3:34:54 PM Dear onthebeach, Why are you attacking me personally? This is simply a discussion of a gi.....
» 6/04/2013 3:24:27 PM cont'd ... Talking about racist xenophobe's... Here's an extract from the Age, 1957, let.....
» 6/04/2013 3:14:19 PM Dear SPQR, The source that I've been using is a high school text book called, "The .....
» 6/04/2013 12:29:04 PM Dear Suse, Thanks for that. I shall now take the same step with my mother - (she's 91). .....
» 6/04/2013 12:24:40 PM Dear Josephus, Thank you for sharing what marriage means to you. However, the realities a.....
» 6/04/2013 12:02:49 PM Dear SPQR, In reply to your rant about multiculturalism - This is taken from the "N.....
» 6/04/2013 9:30:04 AM Dear onthebeach, I find myself questioning the need for state regulation of marriage in a.....
» 6/04/2013 9:19:55 AM Dear Individual, As far as work's concerned here's an extract from that period taken from.....
» 6/04/2013 9:03:46 AM Dear onthebeach, You're absolutely correct. You know me so well. I'm binning it right n.....
» 6/04/2013 8:57:05 AM Dear csteele, I should have explained the context of the Philip Adams quote. He was remem.....
» 5/04/2013 9:40:46 PM He's gone to look for something to eat......
» 5/04/2013 9:33:20 PM Dear rehctub, You ask: Why can't an employer have the same rights as an employee? Becau.....
» 5/04/2013 9:16:55 PM Dear onthebeach, No that is not what I am proposing at all. On the contrary. What I am do.....
» 5/04/2013 5:39:00 PM Ah yes, the heritage of every Australian is to be exactly the same. To quote Philip Adams:.....
» 5/04/2013 5:31:21 PM Dear Belly, Labor needs to hold the Coalition to account prior to the next election. They.....
» 5/04/2013 5:20:29 PM Dear onthebeach, Perhaps I'm not stating things as well as I should. I am not trying to a.....
» 5/04/2013 5:06:38 PM Dear onthebeach, Most reputable nursing homes have information available on what the opti.....
» 5/04/2013 4:47:31 PM cont'd ... It is a very difficult time when family members have to deal with the agony of.....
» 5/04/2013 4:36:08 PM Dear onthebeach, The question that is being asked here is - "Should we get rid of th.....
» 5/04/2013 3:28:28 PM Dear Clem, It would be great to be a time-traveller and sit, listen and observe the great.....
» 5/04/2013 2:46:33 PM Dear onthebeach, An excellent suggestion. We were lucky in that we had a very good docto.....
» 5/04/2013 2:42:47 PM Dear RObert, I agree with you. There are many couples who either don't want to have child.....
» 5/04/2013 12:08:54 PM Thanks to everyone who has contributed thus far. Especially you Suse - who's had such vast.....
» 5/04/2013 11:59:59 AM Dear People, I'm not advocating anything one way or the other. What I'm trying to do is s.....
» 5/04/2013 11:46:55 AM Dear rehctub, We're all well aware of your reasons for not voting for Labor. And it is al.....
» 4/04/2013 6:32:50 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for replying. In my opinion Bob Hawke was the best Labor PM. He had h.....
» 4/04/2013 6:24:53 PM Dear Josephus, I'll repeat what I've posted in the past: Each society views its own patt.....
» 4/04/2013 6:16:15 PM Dear Houellie, Your choice was not to marry - that's fine. But this thread is about those.....
» 4/04/2013 5:42:46 PM Dear Graeme M., My apologies for not responding sooner. However I'd used up my quota of p.....
» 4/04/2013 5:15:23 PM Dear Austin P., Actually the opposite is true. Google the transcript of the show for your.....
» 4/04/2013 9:20:01 AM Dear Houellie, So did I. However according to the Marriage Act not everyone is given that.....
» 3/04/2013 7:47:55 PM Dear runner, The Bible is open to interpretation as the Archbishop indicated. It is not t.....
» 3/04/2013 7:35:12 PM Dear Hasbeen, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's suffering. And I feel for you and you.....
» 3/04/2013 6:04:14 PM Dear runner, I actually Googled Monday night's "Q and A," and quoted directly f.....
» 3/04/2013 5:55:11 PM Many Australians object to having the state control their freedoms. The most recent being .....
» 3/04/2013 5:27:21 PM Dear SOG, Just curious. Who do you think was a truly great Labor PM? Dear Belly, Who d.....
» 3/04/2013 5:18:20 PM Dear runner, You state that you thought the studio audience in ABC's "Q and A" .....
» 3/04/2013 5:05:07 PM Dear spindoc, I agree with you. When my time comes as it inevitably will, I also would n.....
» 3/04/2013 3:45:33 PM Dear Belly, My heart goes out to you dear friend. We also attended a family friend's fun.....
» 3/04/2013 3:39:57 PM Dear runner, Thanks for that. Modern technology is problematic because it has become suc.....
» 3/04/2013 3:25:10 PM Dear Pericles, I'm not questioning her right to die. I'm questioning the timing. Unlike m.....
» 3/04/2013 3:14:07 PM Dear SOG, Thank You for making me see another side to this issue. I agree with you - it w.....
» 3/04/2013 3:07:19 PM Dear WmT., Yes, I have to admit that I do have a problem with her decision to take her ow.....
» 3/04/2013 10:59:04 AM Dear Iftikhar, Let me get this straight. You're saying that Halal-meat should be served i.....
» 3/04/2013 10:38:55 AM Beverley Broadbent, a Melbourne woman, was a healthy 83 year old who took her own life ear.....
» 2/04/2013 5:57:26 PM Dear Jayb, I'm glad to hear that you did watch "Q and A," last night and please.....
» 2/04/2013 5:14:22 PM Dear spindoc, A great post from you and Thank you for your openess and honesty. You've su.....
» 2/04/2013 3:17:26 PM I can't help wondering if any of you watched "Q and A," on the ABC last night. I.....
» 2/04/2013 2:45:32 PM Dear Bazz, Papa did the same. He did not believe in credit. He only bought things when he.....
» 2/04/2013 10:21:22 AM Dear Belly, I find myself agreeing with David F. There are declining levels of trust in .....
» 2/04/2013 10:01:55 AM Shadow Minister, Before I leave this thread (because I don't see the point in continuing).....
» 1/04/2013 5:06:25 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Talking about questions... Here's a few for you - found on the web.....
» 1/04/2013 1:16:49 PM Dear Poirot, Of course you're right. Best not to react at all. Take care......
» 1/04/2013 1:07:29 PM Dear Constance, Perhaps if you were more sensitive to your own faults then you would be l.....
» 1/04/2013 12:53:18 PM Dear SOG, We should all vote for whoever we feel will provide our nation with the best po.....
» 1/04/2013 12:41:13 PM Dear Shadow Miister, The following website may explain things to you: http://www.sustain.....
» 1/04/2013 12:28:28 PM Dear Hasbeen, I really don't have much more to add on this subject. Friends of ours who .....
» 1/04/2013 10:35:22 AM Dear Poirot, I'm consistently suprised by some of the downright personal attacks that som.....
» 1/04/2013 10:26:07 AM Dear Constance, I'm not really into mud-slinging, and nobody likes an illogical or abusiv.....
» 1/04/2013 10:18:08 AM Dear SOG, The Coalition are better fiscal managers? Says who - John Howard, Peter Costell.....
» 1/04/2013 10:06:31 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), My apologies if I've misunderstood your intentions. I just get so s.....
» 1/04/2013 9:56:56 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Try the following websites: 1) http://www.climate-policy-watcher.o.....
» 1/04/2013 9:20:12 AM Dear Jayb, Now you're simply stirring. But OK, I'll bite. Why on earth would you assume .....
» 1/04/2013 8:53:46 AM Dear Belly, Here's an interesting article that's worth a read: http://www.crikey.com.au/.....
» 31/03/2013 7:19:36 PM Dear Jayb, As long as you continue to make sweeping statements and generalisations - ther.....
» 31/03/2013 8:58:01 AM Dear Mr Opinion and Shadow Minister, A big hug to you both and I wish you and your famili.....
» 30/03/2013 6:54:37 PM Dear Mr Opinion, That reminds me of the old adage: Question: Do you know what BS is? An.....
» 30/03/2013 6:45:30 PM Gentlemen, I've just dropped in to see if this discussion is still on going. Imagine my a.....
» 30/03/2013 5:57:11 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Let me again set the record straight. No. it is not a tax on hous.....
» 30/03/2013 2:19:50 PM cont'd ... Enjoy your chocolates everyone, and the Easter break. Take care......
» 30/03/2013 2:17:58 PM Dear SOG, I read Virginia Trioli's article in, "The Weekly Review," today with .....
» 30/03/2013 1:56:41 PM Dear Mr Opinion, We've certainly got a lot to complain about. Imagine, Australia still p.....
» 30/03/2013 11:18:55 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Once again we need to state the facts. In a pre-selection intervie.....
» 30/03/2013 9:58:18 AM Dear onthebeach, Speaking of ... Since tha PM announced the Sept 14 election date, the m.....
» 30/03/2013 9:43:57 AM Dear SOG, Let's have a debate on the economy but let's make sure we stick to the facts an.....
» 30/03/2013 9:31:48 AM Dear Hasbeen, Why are you blaming it all on the government, Climate really is changing fo.....
» 30/03/2013 9:15:49 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You continue to sing the same song from your Party's song book. So .....
» 29/03/2013 6:21:45 PM Dear mhaze, Talking about self-awareness and chutzpah... I guess that calling people you.....
» 29/03/2013 6:14:32 PM Dear Hasbeen, I won't go into arguing with you about climate change. Atmospheric pollutio.....
» 29/03/2013 5:39:01 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We both believe what we believe - but you unlike me seem to prefer .....
» 29/03/2013 1:47:38 PM Dear Poirot, Mr Abbott may not have been prepared to "sell his ar*e" but he was.....
» 29/03/2013 1:32:58 PM Dear Hasbeen, In simple terms - from earliest days prices rose, salaries increased, busin.....
» 29/03/2013 1:25:01 PM Dear Hasbeen, A relative has worked for the Victorian Public Works Department he found a .....
» 29/03/2013 1:14:00 PM Dear Hasbeen, Humans are very bad preparing for change but they are very good at adapting.....
» 29/03/2013 9:56:19 AM Building houses is flood areas creates revenue for the local councils. Roundabouts on city.....
» 29/03/2013 9:39:52 AM Dear onthebeach, Talking about noses... "One has a nose, The other big ears, But on.....
» 29/03/2013 9:33:33 AM Dear Belly, The election will not be a referendum on carbon pricing. The anger with the c.....
» 29/03/2013 9:06:54 AM Dear Shadow Minister, As I stated previously - carbon was not the Opposition's best lever.....
» 28/03/2013 4:39:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It's one thing to make promises whilst in Opposition but it's a tot.....
» 28/03/2013 9:10:53 AM Dear Shadow Minister, How do you know what Mr Abbott will do? Afterall he's confessed tha.....
» 27/03/2013 2:01:27 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Historically Julia Gillard's Prime Ministership will be seen as an .....
» 27/03/2013 9:39:37 AM Dear Poirot, I sincerely hope that you're wrong. However it wouldn't surprise me because .....
» 26/03/2013 4:27:57 PM Dear Pelly, Commentators tell us that: "Historically Julia Gillard's Prime Minister.....
» 26/03/2013 9:42:53 AM Dear o sung wu, I don 't for one moment believe on the reliance on negative stereotypes a.....
» 26/03/2013 9:16:05 AM Dear Luciferase, This isn't about proving me right or you wrong. This is about directing .....
» 25/03/2013 2:45:45 PM Dear Misanthrope, Thank You for your good wishes. The year ahead will be an interesting .....
» 25/03/2013 2:35:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not going to respond to your repeating the untrue rhetoric of y.....
» 25/03/2013 9:44:51 AM Dear Luciferase, Did you scroll down and click onto the related websites that I cited for.....
» 25/03/2013 9:32:38 AM Dear csteele, Thank You for pointing this out to us. I went into the author's posting hi.....
» 25/03/2013 9:15:12 AM Dear onthebeach, Sexual equality does not mean gender similarity or a "unisex" .....
» 25/03/2013 8:50:19 AM Dear o sung wu, Thank You for your concern about my health. I was told that the AF Ablat.....
» 24/03/2013 3:00:31 PM Dear Luciferase, Again you tell me that you couldn't find anything. Well you did not look.....
» 24/03/2013 2:44:02 PM Dear Iftikhar, I'm not sure what the point is that you're trying to make with this discus.....
» 24/03/2013 12:06:13 PM "My eighteen years in Parliament - in Opposition and in Government - have confirmed m.....
» 24/03/2013 10:01:35 AM Dear Luciferase, May I politely again suggest to you to contact the link I gave you and g.....
» 24/03/2013 9:56:49 AM Dear o sung wu, I would like to quote from an excerpt of an article written by Robert Me.....
» 24/03/2013 9:32:28 AM Dear onthebeach, Of course gender roles are in a state of flux, with some people adhering.....
» 23/03/2013 5:51:42 PM Antiseptic, It is always important to question. And RObert has learned to do that through.....
» 23/03/2013 5:07:00 PM Dear Luciferase, May I politely suggest to you that you Google: forcedadoptionsapology@a.....
» 23/03/2013 2:19:51 PM Dear Hasbeen, But tired as I am I also can't let this go. It's easy to leave money in th.....
» 23/03/2013 1:10:48 PM Dear Hasbeen, I'm too tired to argue......
» 23/03/2013 1:08:00 PM Dear mhaze, Now you're simply stirring. However, I shall repeat what I've stated previou.....
» 23/03/2013 12:58:23 PM The multinationals do offer many useful resources to the less developed countries. They en.....
» 23/03/2013 12:24:22 PM Dear Hasbeen, You seem to be under the impression that "these ladies," will be .....
» 23/03/2013 12:05:50 PM runner, Ask God to make you more sensitive to your own sins. Then you shall be less incli.....
» 23/03/2013 12:00:25 PM Dear mhaze, I have no wish to convert you to "my way of thinking." On the contr.....
» 23/03/2013 10:02:40 AM Dear mhaze, Your last statement reminds me of many episodes in history that some people s.....
» 23/03/2013 9:47:32 AM cont'd ... Not only is Mr Abbott refusing to disclose these, he's also opposing other sav.....
» 23/03/2013 9:38:34 AM Dear onthebeach, It's interesting that you claim that the Gillard Government wouldn't las.....
» 22/03/2013 5:01:40 PM cont'd ... Just to jog your memory: The PM has done a good job in holding together a div.....
» 22/03/2013 4:41:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You also can be relied upon to sprout your Party's line. But that d.....
» 22/03/2013 3:35:54 PM Dear JB, Thank You for your reasoned appeal although I suspect it will fall on deaf ears......
» 22/03/2013 3:28:17 PM Dear Luciferase, I can't understand why you state that you can find no evidence when all .....
» 22/03/2013 10:23:05 AM Thousands of unwed mothers were forced by government policies and practices to give up the.....
» 22/03/2013 9:56:00 AM Thousands of unwed mothers were forced by government policies and practices to give up the.....
» 22/03/2013 9:34:14 AM I'm not too sure what prompted Simon Crean to ask for a leadership spill. However it may t.....
» 21/03/2013 5:23:23 PM What a day this has been. I was watching News 24 and listening to the commentary from var.....
» 21/03/2013 8:57:35 AM Antiseptic, Kindly point out to me where on this thread I have made "snide remarks.......
» 20/03/2013 6:15:33 PM Dear RObert, I haven't left yet - but I'm about to. I've read your last post and I can s.....
» 20/03/2013 2:19:12 PM cont'd ... talking about unethical behaviour: http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com.au/201.....
» 20/03/2013 1:57:53 PM Dear RObert, I don't agree. Academic research has a multitude of layers - and a multitude.....
» 19/03/2013 7:31:46 PM Dear SOG, Policy formation is one of the most important functions of government and oppos.....
» 19/03/2013 7:14:48 PM Dear onthebeach, Academic research is such a broad spectrum and theories are tested, veri.....
» 19/03/2013 9:44:24 AM Dear onthebeach, I beg to differ with your opinion. Alone among living creatures, human .....
» 18/03/2013 7:53:09 PM Dear onthebeach, There are many things that are ruthlessly attacked by the ignorant, boor.....
» 18/03/2013 7:35:08 PM Dear Belly, You ask, "Why is the ALP backing Gillard?" My guess would be that .....
» 17/03/2013 3:29:41 PM Dear onthebeach, Like the feminine role, the masculine role is now more ambiguous, more f.....
» 17/03/2013 3:07:54 PM Dear RObert, We've covered this ground many times in the past. Tension over gender roles .....
» 17/03/2013 2:22:04 PM cont'd ... Dear Suse, I agree with you. As I've stated so many times on the Forum - true.....
» 17/03/2013 2:11:03 PM Dear RObert, I did state in my very first post in this thread that the specific example t.....
» 17/03/2013 9:44:43 AM Antiseptic, Nobody is suggesting that specific examples are invalid nor that "loonie.....
» 16/03/2013 12:53:18 PM Dear Suse, Thanks for that. I'm merely trying to broaden the discussion. Other wise it w.....
» 16/03/2013 12:42:57 PM The following two websites may be of interest: http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/pol.....
» 16/03/2013 12:21:37 PM For many years it was widely felt that as science progressively provided rational explanat.....
» 16/03/2013 10:07:50 AM Dear Shadow Minister, It is not surprising that Pauline Hanson approves of the Labor's st.....
» 16/03/2013 9:58:44 AM Dear onthebeach, Your statement that "feminist academics lie..." is a sweeping .....
» 15/03/2013 3:12:51 PM We should note that there are subject matters that present research problems of a kind tha.....
» 15/03/2013 9:03:50 AM Dear onthebeach, Thanks for the article. Complete objectivity is particularly difficult .....
» 13/03/2013 9:37:14 AM Dear Jay, I'm so sorry to hear of your accident. It does sound painful. I trust that you'.....
» 13/03/2013 9:25:46 AM Good Morning Everyone, When I stated that "voters usually will get it right in the e.....
» 12/03/2013 9:51:37 AM Every revolution has its consequences, its benefits and its costs. The revolution of gende.....
» 12/03/2013 9:15:53 AM Dear csteele, It's only natural to react when the right buttons are pushed - especially o.....
» 12/03/2013 8:46:55 AM Dear Hasbeen, Interesting times ahead that's for sure. Voters usually get it right in the.....
» 11/03/2013 7:38:51 PM Fixing the problems of the ALP policy making requires more than changed leadership. The co.....
» 11/03/2013 7:21:54 PM Dear Jay, rehctub, and others, I'm not trying to be deliberately contentious here. Nor is.....
» 11/03/2013 7:14:40 PM To everyone - Thanks for all your good wishes. They are greatly appreciated. I'm not the b.....
» 11/03/2013 7:10:34 PM Dear onthebeach, Did you by any chance watch "60 Minutes," last might? I did. I.....
» 10/03/2013 5:42:27 PM Dear Jay, I'm back from hospital recovering from a most unpleasant procedure and my apolo.....
» 10/03/2013 5:23:03 PM Dear o sung wu and Banjo, Thanks for your concerns. I under went my "AF ABLATION&qu.....
» 10/03/2013 1:33:12 PM Dear Jay, This isn't about political correctness. As I stated in my earlier post - most d.....
» 10/03/2013 11:01:13 AM cont'd ... The time allowed for the training of police officers should be re-examined. It.....
» 10/03/2013 10:46:48 AM Good Morning Gentlemen, People who enjoy the rights of free speech have a duty to respect.....
» 10/03/2013 10:31:55 AM Dear o sung wu, Good Morning. I'm back. It's interesting that this year's Mardi Gras mar.....
» 4/03/2013 8:17:56 PM Dear Jay, I did not vote for Julia Gillard. And I don't think of myself in terms of any l.....
» 4/03/2013 4:31:42 PM Runner stated that "feminism and ethics don't go together..." and therefore no b.....
» 4/03/2013 10:15:02 AM Last year we all endured a political debate mired in the personal, the trivial, and so oft.....
» 3/03/2013 5:44:17 PM Dear o sung wu and Belly, Firstly a great big hug to you both. And, no I don't think of e.....
» 3/03/2013 5:33:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for your well wishes and I'm very optimistic that all wil.....
» 3/03/2013 3:47:51 PM The complex nature of humanitarian displacement calls for a comprehensive policy response......
» 3/03/2013 10:41:22 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm sorry that you didn't understand my last post. But that is your.....
» 3/03/2013 10:14:49 AM Dear Paul, Many people see religion as nothing more than a primitive relic that eventuall.....
» 2/03/2013 9:29:57 AM Dear runner, Did you ever object when your beloved leader does not tell the "gospel .....
» 2/03/2013 9:13:02 AM Dear Constance, People of small caliber are always carping. They're bent on showing us th.....
» 1/03/2013 5:34:39 PM cont'd ... I am fully aware that this is an opinion forum however I don't stoop to labell.....
» 1/03/2013 5:25:06 PM Dear runner, I'm not the one who's always carping and bent on showing other posters that .....
» 1/03/2013 10:27:40 AM And, runner is always sprouting what he feels other should believe......
» 28/02/2013 1:19:52 PM Dear runner, Try controlling your own phobias first......
» 28/02/2013 12:21:20 PM Barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside has pointed out that the economics of .....
» 28/02/2013 10:25:00 AM Dear Mr Opinion, Nah. Only if they're highly skilled and want high-paying executive jobs .....
» 28/02/2013 9:55:55 AM I am a firm believer that our present is linked with our past. The Lithuanian poet, Al Zol.....
» 28/02/2013 9:30:24 AM Dear Belly, I'll see you on another thread. This one has now run its course for me......
» 27/02/2013 5:42:46 PM Dear Shadow Minister, After reading your last post I was going to go into great detail in.....
» 27/02/2013 5:23:22 PM Dear Mr Opinion, You're obviously not one who - flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot o.....
» 27/02/2013 5:16:50 PM Dear Belly, Don't worry - I'll still luv ya... as I have to date. I'm simply stirring al.....
» 27/02/2013 10:07:09 AM Dear Shadow Minister, It's a strange paradox that, while we live in a torrent of informat.....
» 26/02/2013 3:04:20 PM Dear rehctub, As John Howard pointed out on Sixty Minutes - there's nothing wrong with am.....
» 26/02/2013 2:50:48 PM cont'd ... BTW: Are you Gerard Henderson?.....
» 26/02/2013 2:47:30 PM Dear Shadow Minister, So the Murdoch press is not biased in your opinion, but New Matilda.....
» 26/02/2013 8:16:46 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I beg to differ. Perhaps you're not looking far and wide enough. I .....
» 25/02/2013 9:33:46 AM It seems to me that it's so easy to blame the Prime Minister for the general behaviour and.....
» 23/02/2013 8:48:06 AM Dear RawMustard, Firstly allow me to apologise to you for making wrong assumptions about .....
» 22/02/2013 8:27:01 PM RawMustard, I don't think you quite understand what this is all about. Judging from your .....
» 22/02/2013 7:42:14 PM Dear onthebeach, I liked your "glass ceiling" reference. But remember, the glas.....
» 22/02/2013 7:24:30 PM RawMustard, Try Googling Australian Inventions down through the ages and see how many of .....
» 22/02/2013 3:57:51 PM Dear Bazz, Ignore people who have to stoop to personal insults in order to hide their ign.....
» 22/02/2013 3:47:15 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I did read the article by Genevieve George. However, I happen to b.....
» 22/02/2013 9:41:40 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. This quote is quite apt regarding our current political sc.....
» 22/02/2013 9:34:04 AM Dear Bazz, We are in critical times and Australia requires a re-assessment of the relatio.....
» 22/02/2013 9:03:15 AM Dear Shadow Minister, We've been down this path previously. And I've learned from past ex.....
» 21/02/2013 7:46:06 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You are becoming a predictable embarrassment. Try not citing from .....
» 21/02/2013 7:38:32 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for sharing your views with me. I don't for a moment doubt your passi.....
» 21/02/2013 7:33:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Again your assumptions about me are totally wrong. As a librarian ,.....
» 21/02/2013 7:09:20 PM Dear Bazz, Again Thank You for the book references. You've given me enough to keep my bus.....
» 21/02/2013 1:26:46 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I prefer to go and read as many different opinions on issues as I c.....
» 21/02/2013 1:16:33 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You for the book references I shall certainly try to get a hold of them .....
» 21/02/2013 10:56:16 AM cont'd ... Dear Belly, The following may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2013/02/.....
» 21/02/2013 10:50:34 AM Dear Bazz, I understand your concern. Indeed, I remember reading about the rises in the.....
» 21/02/2013 9:26:29 AM Dear Rehctub, You ask, "where will the workers come from?" Perhaps from all th.....
» 21/02/2013 9:13:13 AM Dear Bazz, We have to realise that we cannot return to the old days of "reckless ple.....
» 20/02/2013 7:06:42 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for the link. From my understanding Dr Tim Morgan wrote the report bas.....
» 20/02/2013 5:57:15 PM Dear Belly, I too watched the Dateline program on what was done in Ireland. It was very d.....
» 20/02/2013 3:48:27 PM Good Afternoon Belly, It's interesting as always to read the various opinions from poster.....
» 20/02/2013 1:10:33 PM Dear SOG, We see things differently and as the recent Nielsen poll showed - opinion polls.....
» 20/02/2013 12:06:43 PM Dear SOG, Then, you can understand my concern. Australians deserve a little more respect.....
» 20/02/2013 10:39:16 AM Dear Bazz, Don't take any notice of Joe (Loudmouth) he's merely being facetious. He point.....
» 20/02/2013 10:09:05 AM Dear SOG, Voters have to decide which party will ensure Australia's continued economic re.....
» 19/02/2013 6:08:31 PM Dear SOG, Tony Abbott has done nothing to establish his or his party's economic credentia.....
» 19/02/2013 1:50:39 PM Dear Bazz, What voters don't want to hear is a party telling them that they'll release th.....
» 18/02/2013 10:10:53 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I am very concerned about this country's future should there be a c.....
» 18/02/2013 3:11:22 PM Dear SOG, Glad you liked it. You may like this one as well: "In matters of great i.....
» 18/02/2013 2:59:58 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I wonder how many Victorians and Queenslanders would agree with you.....
» 18/02/2013 2:46:49 PM Dear Ludwig, It depends on what type of measurement scale you're using. The following lin.....
» 18/02/2013 2:28:04 PM Dear DreamOn, My apologist position for child abusers? What on earth are you talking abou.....
» 18/02/2013 9:09:46 AM Dear onthe beach and SOG, I probably deserve your comebacks at my attempt at "humour.....
» 18/02/2013 8:55:15 AM Hi RandomGuy, I've got to be honest with you - I don't know what the answer is to your qu.....
» 17/02/2013 10:29:57 PM Dear RandomGuy, Some people will say that there is no true reality, only perceptions and .....
» 17/02/2013 9:59:27 PM Dear Individual, If you don't like my opinion of you, you can always improve......
» 17/02/2013 4:02:56 PM Thanks Belly for that. I now understand......
» 17/02/2013 4:00:53 PM Dear Individual, You disappoint me. You truly do. Imagine, I was beginning to take you se.....
» 17/02/2013 3:51:32 PM Dear DreamOn, I would like to reply to your previous post but I'm not able to simply beca.....
» 17/02/2013 2:20:59 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for that. Should the Opposition get into government - let's trust that.....
» 17/02/2013 2:02:18 PM Anti-Catholic and anti-Christian feeling sometimes bubbles to the surface in this country......
» 17/02/2013 1:48:41 PM Dear Paul, This may lighten things up a bit: Q: Why do men from Queensland call their be.....
» 17/02/2013 1:39:58 PM I often wonder if perhaps some commentators who aren't well informed about Catholicism spe.....
» 17/02/2013 1:06:29 PM Dear Individual, I've already answered your questions in my previous post anticipating yo.....
» 17/02/2013 10:29:41 AM Dear Individual, I had always assumed that the role of government was resposnible economi.....
» 16/02/2013 4:27:36 PM Dear Belly, I very much doubt if this will be our last Pope. I would be more cautious abo.....
» 16/02/2013 4:03:52 PM Dear Individual, Do you really feel that things will be better for you if there was a cha.....
» 16/02/2013 2:28:18 PM Dear Individual, Tony Abbott has done nothing to establish his, or his Party's economic c.....
» 16/02/2013 10:48:02 AM Dear Shadow Minister, History will judge all political leaders. Some will go down on the .....
» 16/02/2013 10:40:32 AM Deaar Individual, For decades we heard about the whingers - and their "born to rule&.....
» 15/02/2013 5:45:54 PM cont'd ... The following website may be of interest: http://thinkinghard.com/politics/Wh.....
» 15/02/2013 5:32:48 PM Dear Individual, Do you really see that happening - no matter who's in government? I don'.....
» 15/02/2013 5:26:04 PM Dear Belly, I fully agree with you concerning the Church and the issue of sexual abuse......
» 15/02/2013 10:24:50 AM Dear Individual, You asked, "How can you entertain the idea of comparing the carbon .....
» 15/02/2013 9:57:18 AM Dear Paul, The truck driver lost his licence there and then. So I'm not sure what you're .....
» 15/02/2013 9:51:38 AM What a shame that some people seem unable to seriously discuss issues and direct their foc.....
» 15/02/2013 9:31:56 AM Paul Collins in his book, "Believers..." tells us that: "One of the public.....
» 14/02/2013 7:34:52 PM Dear Individual, You ask "What Mentality are our Police?" And that's not an eas.....
» 14/02/2013 7:09:38 PM Dear Hasbeen, I can't understand your great dislike of Kevin Rudd, you call him a "s.....
» 14/02/2013 3:58:28 PM Electing a new Pope is not going to be an easy task. Think about it: The Church artificia.....
» 14/02/2013 3:20:13 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thanks for the back-handed compliments. However, it's occurred to me that .....
» 14/02/2013 3:02:49 PM Dear Poirot and o sung wu, Thank You so much for your kind words. I wrote them from my he.....
» 14/02/2013 10:56:59 AM Dear Paul, That reminds of the old joke about Mother Superior giving her usual lecture at.....
» 14/02/2013 10:49:48 AM Kevin Rudd had been appointed Party Leader to take Labor into Government. The dissatisfied.....
» 14/02/2013 10:29:34 AM Dear Shadow Minister, With all due respect Sir, this is just a reminder for you - of what.....
» 14/02/2013 10:11:23 AM Dear o sung wu, Humans are capable of unconditional love. I know how deeply I feel for my.....
» 13/02/2013 5:59:06 PM Dear o sung wu, You're right about animals. Perhaps, in the case of Oscar - he could sme.....
» 13/02/2013 5:52:28 PM Dear Belly, We have not yet even begun to calculate the damage sexual abuse has done to p.....
» 13/02/2013 2:50:24 PM Dear Shadow Minister, With all due respect there is a "gulf of difference between a.....
» 13/02/2013 2:38:11 PM Dear Pelly, One would hope that in today's world the most probable pattern of gender role.....
» 13/02/2013 2:21:49 PM Dear o sung wu, Here's the link that I promised you earlier about Oscar the Cat: http://.....
» 13/02/2013 9:31:22 AM Dear Shadow Minister, In a pre-election interview with The Australian's Paul Kelly, our P.....
» 13/02/2013 9:25:42 AM Dear o sung wu, I remember reading an article some time back about a cat who lived in an .....
» 13/02/2013 9:19:39 AM Dear Belly, It is quite a surprise as I had assumed that Popes stay in the job until they.....
» 12/02/2013 9:30:35 PM Dear o sung wu, Ah, the "truth..." There comes the day when you discover your .....
» 12/02/2013 8:34:50 PM Dear o sung wu, Thanks for your last post to Belly and myself. It made me think about my .....
» 12/02/2013 5:10:34 PM I've just remembered a funny incident while I was in hospital waking up after an operation.....
» 12/02/2013 3:02:21 PM cont'd ... My apologies for the typo. The last paragraph should have read: "In poli.....
» 12/02/2013 2:57:03 PM The following is taken from an article in the Courier Mail which sums things up rather we.....
» 12/02/2013 10:16:27 AM Dear Bazz, With all due respect I beg to differ. Julia Gillard did not lie to us before .....
» 11/02/2013 7:18:11 PM Dear Individual, A gentlemen is someone who does - not what he wants to do, but what he s.....
» 11/02/2013 1:59:50 PM Dear Bazz, Realistically I don't think that politicians can or should be locked in to any.....
» 11/02/2013 12:38:06 PM Dear RObert, Thank You for clarifying your position for me. I misunderstood what you were.....
» 10/02/2013 5:39:09 PM Dear o sung wu, I've shared my ghost stories on the earlier thread to which Belly referre.....
» 10/02/2013 5:23:23 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thanks for that. We've got interesting times ahead that's for sure.....
» 10/02/2013 5:13:59 PM Dear RObert, I don't like labeling people. Terms like "professional feminists,".....
» 10/02/2013 10:31:53 AM Dear o sung wu, I agree with you the Prime Minister is, one tough lady and I also have to.....
» 10/02/2013 9:38:25 AM Dear Poirot, You're welcome. Keep on posting!.....
» 10/02/2013 9:34:34 AM Dear RObert, Thanks for the list that you've given us - in your attempt of showing us tha.....
» 9/02/2013 10:01:26 PM Dear Poirot, I don't know whether Joe (Loudmouth) is having a go at me by flattering me,.....
» 9/02/2013 4:35:41 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Dear oh dear... Your comments are rather sweeping and you're makin.....
» 9/02/2013 4:21:18 PM Dear Belly, I'm not taking it to heart. Merely exiting - because as I stated earlier - I .....
» 8/02/2013 8:41:56 PM Dear o sung wu, Barrister and Human Rights advocate Julian Burnside wrote an interesting .....
» 8/02/2013 7:36:33 PM Dear Belly, I'm going to quietly retreat to my corner now. I obviously am out of my depth.....
» 8/02/2013 4:52:19 PM Dear Bugsy, Don't count your chickens just yet. Mr Abbott has plenty of time to make som.....
» 8/02/2013 4:48:06 PM Dear Constance, The only comparison that I'm making with Ali - is Mundine's ability to se.....
» 8/02/2013 3:54:44 PM Dear Pelly, Not sure what all the fuss is about, politicians come and go all the time and.....
» 8/02/2013 3:23:20 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Our telephone lines have been down all week so I haven't been able .....
» 2/02/2013 6:00:18 PM Dear Suse, You're not alone. You should see what they say about him on Facebook......
» 2/02/2013 5:29:29 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Almost as funny as the run from the Parliament Chambers by Mr Abbot.....
» 2/02/2013 5:20:42 PM I firmly believe in the presumption of innocence and a fair trial as the right of all Aust.....
» 2/02/2013 1:59:32 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for sharing your opinion with me. You may well be right about the man.....
» 2/02/2013 1:46:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, With all due respect - hate campaign run by Labor? You can't be ser.....
» 2/02/2013 9:54:38 AM Dear Belly, I don't for one moment doubt your sincerity and your integrity - and I wish y.....
» 1/02/2013 4:53:58 PM Here's a link that's worth reading: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4495056.html.....
» 1/02/2013 4:40:40 PM Dear Dell, So you're not disputing then all the things that I've listed earlier. Nice to .....
» 1/02/2013 4:25:29 PM Dear Individual, Take heart. I'm sure that you'll be able to renew dignified and respect.....
» 1/02/2013 2:21:26 PM Dear Dell, So I take it that you're disputing the fact that Mundine's fight was not a sel.....
» 1/02/2013 2:12:49 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. However, our political conversation needs to shift away fr.....
» 1/02/2013 1:34:42 PM Despite the remarks of some politicians every Australian is entitled to the due process of.....
» 1/02/2013 12:34:18 PM Dear Dell, Anthony Mundine is more than just a "whinger, and sore loser," as yo.....
» 1/02/2013 12:08:23 PM Dear Chris, Political commentators told us last year that it was going to get nasty durin.....
» 1/02/2013 9:40:21 AM Dear Chris, And the Opposition will do whatever it takes to GET into power! You're right.....
» 1/02/2013 9:33:45 AM Dear Dell, I appeciate and understand your concern about the plight of the Indigenous pop.....
» 1/02/2013 9:06:38 AM Why look for negativity in the election announcement? Afterall this announcement removes t.....
» 31/01/2013 10:18:04 AM Dear RM, With all due respect you know nothing about me. Therefore labeling me is neither.....
» 31/01/2013 10:05:45 AM Dear Pericles, I feel that this is a good move by the PM. It cuts out the media speculat.....
» 30/01/2013 7:28:45 PM Dear RM, I'm pleased to see that you agree that we therefore don't need any more politica.....
» 30/01/2013 6:53:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We won't agree on this topic. I've stated my personal opinion and i.....
» 30/01/2013 12:54:35 PM Dear Roger, Would I consider founding a minor political party? No. From observation of w.....
» 30/01/2013 12:45:35 PM Dear Banjo, I hope that I'm not "bigoted". You've had quite an influence on me.....
» 30/01/2013 12:34:40 PM Dear Hasbeen and onthebeach, Thanks to both of you for your concerns and I will keep you .....
» 30/01/2013 9:56:15 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Please try to be civil. Equating an opinion that I express to &quo.....
» 30/01/2013 9:37:59 AM Dear Hasbeen, Thanks for that - but you wouldn't upset me. I'm just playing with you. My.....
» 29/01/2013 1:24:47 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I have no doubt whatsoever that Cardinal Pell will have a great dea.....
» 29/01/2013 1:12:09 PM Dear Hasbeen, At least she's not in the same class as the rest of them: mediocrity! ;).....
» 29/01/2013 9:29:31 AM Dear SPQR, Ita's lisp was endearing And her eyes are divine But like her or lump her Tall.....
» 28/01/2013 2:26:36 PM Dear SPQR, Me, a skippy kebab? No - I'm a Goddess - Just like Ita - only younger. ;).....
» 26/01/2013 3:29:19 PM Dear Individual, Ita actually achieves quite a great deal as President of Alzheimers. Goo.....
» 26/01/2013 1:52:32 PM Ita Buttrose to me represents "pluck and progressive thinking, the hardiness and visi.....
» 26/01/2013 1:43:38 PM Dear SPQR, You really are the same old sausage, fizzing and sputtering in your own grease.....
» 25/01/2013 5:51:50 PM You can't change or relive the past but you can plan for and shape the future. The role of.....
» 25/01/2013 5:26:07 PM If we're talking about changing the date - what about the date to become a Republic? This .....
» 25/01/2013 10:31:28 AM Dear qanda, Well said. I would have thought that conspiracy theories were no longer as c.....
» 24/01/2013 4:54:26 PM Dear worldwatcher, From my understanding it is almost impossible to measure specific long.....
» 24/01/2013 12:34:40 PM Sexual abuse of children is horrendous and intolerable and the failure of the churches to.....
» 24/01/2013 10:48:18 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thanks for that. As I stated to Belly - I don't know the inner wor.....
» 24/01/2013 9:29:07 AM It took the medical profession from the 1960s to the present era to get the public and the.....
» 24/01/2013 8:51:55 AM Dear Belly, Thanks for the explanations. It's all a bit too complex for me. I'm just go.....
» 23/01/2013 5:44:04 PM Dear Ludwig, I'd count my blessings if I was you and not question a thing. You were so lu.....
» 23/01/2013 5:22:25 PM Dear Belly, There's something that I don't quite understand. George Wright, ALP National.....
» 23/01/2013 2:43:58 PM Dear onthebeach, Yes, the same as it takes a certain amount of nous to understand when a .....
» 23/01/2013 1:00:50 PM Yes. Let's face it. Life is only tolerable when we can look down on someone else. ;-).....
» 23/01/2013 12:49:57 PM Dear Poirot, Tor Hundloe in his book, "From Buddha to Bono: Seeking Sustainability,&.....
» 23/01/2013 12:28:54 PM Dear Hasbeen, It's no wonder that I love "the classics," (cars and men). ;-).....
» 23/01/2013 10:06:42 AM Dear Belly, Political commentators in the media have stated that the current Labor Party .....
» 23/01/2013 9:54:57 AM Dear o sung wu, No apology is necessary. There was no offense and I only wanted to point.....
» 22/01/2013 10:25:16 PM Dear onthebeach, I forgot to add that if I wanted to pick a Lithuanian Hollywood "ce.....
» 22/01/2013 10:02:20 PM Dear o sung wu, I'm sorry but I was only born during the tail end of that era. I love the.....
» 22/01/2013 9:52:49 PM Mr Geofrrey K., I tried to explain to you earlier - if you continue to make sweeping gene.....
» 22/01/2013 9:20:39 PM Dear onthebeach, I've never been a victim so there's no "baggage" to drop. And .....
» 22/01/2013 5:11:03 PM Mr Geoffrey K., I do not enjoy inter-acting with someone who labels people and makes swee.....
» 22/01/2013 5:04:52 PM Dear Banjo, What a lovely post. You obviously were breastfed. ;-) Yay!.....
» 22/01/2013 4:56:48 PM Dear Hasbeen, I have nothing further to add. I feel that I've said all that is necessary .....
» 22/01/2013 4:39:58 PM Dear onthebeach, I don't want to continue with this discussion with you because as I stat.....
» 22/01/2013 2:55:14 PM Dear 579, Nah. Just ignore him......
» 22/01/2013 2:36:52 PM Anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard. (David Allen)......
» 22/01/2013 2:32:12 PM Dear Belly, I've just stopped in to have a look at this thread and read your post about m.....
» 22/01/2013 2:14:24 PM Breast milk is better than any udder milk!.....
» 22/01/2013 1:52:28 PM Dear runner, Define feminism......
» 22/01/2013 11:12:37 AM cont'd ... Dear onthebeach and Hasbeen, Just to again set the records straight... On ar.....
» 22/01/2013 10:55:19 AM Dear Hasbeen, We all have our stories that need to be passed onto our children and grandc.....
» 21/01/2013 8:00:39 PM Dear onthebeach, Re-write history? No. simply quoting historical facts. All of the Baltic.....
» 21/01/2013 5:18:02 PM Dear onthebeach, Times were hard for everyone - but that wasn't the point that I was tryi.....
» 21/01/2013 3:51:37 PM My parents lost their country, their property, their social status, and a great deal of th.....
» 21/01/2013 11:16:14 AM Dear o sung wu, We're got a world that's already overburdened with social and economic pr.....
» 20/01/2013 3:13:50 PM Dear SOG, The most far-reaching effect of air pollution is a change in the global climate.....
» 20/01/2013 11:11:17 AM Dear SOG, I can't understand how anybody can ignore what's happening on our own door-step.....
» 19/01/2013 6:06:45 PM Dear SOG, I've just had this interesting link sent to me and I think that it's worth read.....
» 18/01/2013 1:29:39 PM Dear SOG, Here's a few more websites: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/27/.....
» 18/01/2013 1:24:18 PM Dear RObert, We all fully realise that not all males rape. What we are talking about are .....
» 18/01/2013 12:27:30 PM Gentlemen, If you can't keep it zipped up - for whatever reason - it is YOUR fault! No ma.....
» 17/01/2013 7:54:30 PM Dear o sung wu, The fear of rape touches virtually all women, instilling in them a warine.....
» 17/01/2013 1:00:17 PM Many people believe that the poor are in poverty because they are idle and prefer to live .....
» 16/01/2013 7:57:44 PM Well I'm back and there's some good news and some bad news. It seems that I suffer from AF.....
» 16/01/2013 11:02:45 AM Thanks for all your good wishes. My appointment's at 2.30 this afternoon and I'm a bit ner.....
» 16/01/2013 10:57:44 AM Dear Piper, Reminds me of the old saying: "You can lead a horse to water but ...&quo.....
» 15/01/2013 1:08:45 PM Dear Hasbeen, It is sad that you're going to have to get rid of some of your collection o.....
» 14/01/2013 7:20:27 PM Dear Pericles, The import duty on European imports here in Oz makes them very expensive a.....
» 14/01/2013 7:10:38 PM To all of you Thank You for such a robust and civil discussion. I enjoyed sharing in our d.....
» 14/01/2013 1:46:04 PM Dear SOG, Thanks for your kind words. But I still feel that it's you that deserves the pr.....
» 14/01/2013 1:26:29 PM Dear Foyle, Thanks for the reference to the Glenn Coulton article. I found the "Elli.....
» 14/01/2013 12:29:13 PM Dear Poirot, Me turn Hasbeen's head? Not a chance. He's a sailor (vagabond) afterall. .....
» 14/01/2013 10:28:22 AM I don't believe that the Royal Commission is "just another political ploy by the PM.&.....
» 14/01/2013 10:19:42 AM Dear worldwatcher, Of course people should be held accountable for wilful damage caused. .....
» 14/01/2013 10:09:39 AM Dear Hasbeen, Now you're making me drool! I love the old "classics." Cars and.....
» 14/01/2013 9:51:32 AM Dear Indy, Hopefully many things have changed by now in our relations with the Indigenous.....
» 13/01/2013 9:40:24 PM Perhaps it makes them feel less "ordinary.?" Why do some people like sports cars.....
» 13/01/2013 9:29:47 PM Dear SOG, Thank You......
» 13/01/2013 9:28:09 PM Dear Individual, As Henry Reynolds points out: "It is now possible to explore the p.....
» 13/01/2013 4:46:07 PM Dear o sung wu, and Individual, The extract that I cited earlier came from a book entitle.....
» 13/01/2013 12:35:21 PM I recall something that left a tremendous impression on me - an unforgettable incident tha.....
» 11/01/2013 9:39:04 PM Dear o sung wu, You ask whether we are too tough or not tough enough on our Indigenous yo.....
» 11/01/2013 3:35:11 PM Mr Abbott is the least popular Opposition Leader that Australia has ever had. Many people .....
» 11/01/2013 1:18:03 PM Dear Hasbeen, Talking about pollies who can be bought... Gee whiz I seem to recall Tony W.....
» 11/01/2013 12:50:37 PM Dear worldwatcher, I think you may enjoy the following regarding "Lawyers" : D.....
» 10/01/2013 11:10:50 AM Dear George, Definitely yes in both cases. I'm not an atheist. My views have been well do.....
» 10/01/2013 9:44:54 AM Dear George, It would be a shame indeed if we all "became fearful of seeming to pros.....
» 10/01/2013 9:08:37 AM Dear SOG, I'm not familiar with the factional workings of either political Party. As I've.....
» 9/01/2013 7:47:22 PM Dear SOG, You're beginning to scare the daylights out of me. All this talk about "Fa.....
» 9/01/2013 10:15:55 AM Dear worldwatcher, You're so right. I remember that family friend of ours when he first g.....
» 9/01/2013 10:03:58 AM Dear SOG, Thanks for that. I've certainly got a great deal to learn......
» 8/01/2013 6:03:35 PM Dear worldwatcher, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your friend. The poli.....
» 8/01/2013 5:50:51 PM Dear SOG, I've just read your post where you seemed to infer that being a "Fabian,&q.....
» 8/01/2013 3:47:18 PM Thank You one and all, for your patience and understanding and for sharing your experience.....
» 8/01/2013 12:44:06 PM Dear worldwatcher, My car broke down driving through Watts in Los Angeles and I went into.....
» 8/01/2013 10:41:30 AM Mr Abbott may be a good bloke, a good father, but once he enters the political arena his a.....
» 8/01/2013 10:25:48 AM cont'd ... I forgot to mention that over the years I've lived and worked in some of the t.....
» 8/01/2013 10:16:51 AM Dear o sung wu, Hasbeen, My experiences have only been positive - that's all I've got to .....
» 7/01/2013 6:11:20 PM Dear rehctub, I guess that's the problem with the party system. They can replace leaders .....
» 7/01/2013 6:01:38 PM Dear Hasbeen, I understand what you're saying. And I deeply appreciate your honesty and o.....
» 7/01/2013 2:34:00 PM One person that I admire is Penny Wong. However I realise that to many people she would be.....
» 7/01/2013 7:17:44 AM Dear worldwatcher, The only one that springs to mind at the moment is Bob Carr. I'll hav.....
» 7/01/2013 7:10:17 AM Dear worldwatcher, Ah memories... I remember growing up in the country. We had chooks, d.....
» 6/01/2013 5:35:47 PM Dear Poirot, Excellent article Thank You. As you probably know my husband and I lived and.....
» 6/01/2013 5:11:11 PM Dear o sung wu, You might enjoy this: "Buying bread from a man in Brussels, He was .....
» 6/01/2013 4:58:28 PM Dear Constance, I've made a note of the book and will now try to get a hold of it. Sounds.....
» 6/01/2013 12:44:19 PM Dear SOG, I find that the source of difficulty lies in the way "freedom" is def.....
» 6/01/2013 10:28:51 AM Dear o sung wu, The following is an excerpt from an article that I discovered on the web......
» 5/01/2013 6:05:20 PM Dear SOG, You ask, 'Does Democracy Destroy Freedom?' We first should define what we mean.....
» 5/01/2013 5:37:23 PM Dear o sung wu, Here's another link from our very own online opinion: http://www.onlineo.....
» 5/01/2013 3:50:44 PM Dear o sung wu, Here's a link to get the ball rolling: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/soc.....
» 5/01/2013 3:35:59 PM Dear SPQR, Talking about "true believers" and "infidels"? If by &quo.....
» 5/01/2013 3:26:27 PM Dear SPQR, You neglected to mention that the so called "fatwa" that Belly broug.....
» 5/01/2013 1:10:13 PM Dear Individual, It seems that I have nothing to offer - that's of any use to you so I sh.....
» 5/01/2013 1:05:16 PM Dear Poirot, You're absolutely right! I feel that we've wasted enough time on this threa.....
» 5/01/2013 12:58:42 PM Dear runner, I have grandsons whose success will depend entirely on their own abilities t.....
» 5/01/2013 10:16:56 AM Them and Us, or is it me? As everyone knows, the world is divided into two categories: Ot.....
» 5/01/2013 9:59:39 AM Here's something that's worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3897900.html.....
» 5/01/2013 9:40:31 AM Dear Individual, I don't understand why you're unable to Google the information that you'.....
» 4/01/2013 8:03:48 PM cont'd ... BTW: You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present, by worrying abo.....
» 4/01/2013 7:42:58 PM Dear Shockadelic, What I'm advocating is not neutrality - but tolerance, compassion, and .....
» 4/01/2013 7:21:28 PM Dear Individual, I've stated in my previous post that punishment can change behaviour whi.....
» 4/01/2013 5:47:41 PM Dear Belly, It's not surprising that you would choose a link by Daniel Pipes, who's made .....
» 4/01/2013 5:12:19 PM Dear Philip, I got this from a bit of research on the web: "Punishment can change .....
» 4/01/2013 4:03:52 PM Dear o sung wu, Young people present problems which don't disappear. As parents, teachers.....
» 4/01/2013 12:22:32 PM Dear Individual, The difficulty lies in giving a sentence most likely to deter re-offendi.....
» 4/01/2013 9:33:52 AM Punishment as a deterrent for minors? I can just see irate and influential upper-middle .....
» 4/01/2013 8:29:32 AM Dear Belly, I'd like to respond to your last post but I'm afraid I don't understand what .....
» 3/01/2013 7:28:30 PM Dear Shockadelic, No, you're not there yet. You know little about other ways of life and .....
» 3/01/2013 9:22:16 AM Dear SOG, Thanks for your kind words. You've got the knack of cheering me up no matter wh.....
» 2/01/2013 2:51:34 PM Dear SOG, I guess neither is a good option - although I wouldn't wish dementia on anyone......
» 2/01/2013 2:13:11 PM Dear Shockadelic, You're welcome! Don't give up. You'll get there if you really try. Go.....
» 1/01/2013 8:33:27 PM Dear worldwatcher, In ancient times the only people that existed in written history were .....
» 1/01/2013 8:07:06 PM Dear runner, Your political conversation must shift away from the infantile finger-pointi.....
» 1/01/2013 7:50:41 PM Dear Shockadelic, I'm responding to you because you've addressed me. I hesitate in doing .....
» 1/01/2013 3:43:08 PM Dear Belly, No one is trying to stop you from having any rights, and especially the right.....
» 1/01/2013 9:49:05 AM For many years it was widely felt that as science progressively provided rational explanat.....
» 1/01/2013 9:38:28 AM Dear Belly, Let me make something clear. There is a widespread, malignant thought form t.....
» 1/01/2013 9:13:52 AM Dear Geoffrey, No. You've got it wrong. I didn't know who Sam was. As I stated previously.....
» 31/12/2012 5:47:12 PM The following link may also be of interest: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/missio.....
» 31/12/2012 5:20:19 PM Dear Geoffrey, I don't belong to any particular political party although I was raised in .....
» 31/12/2012 2:38:02 PM Dear worldwatcher, Thank You for the advice regarding dementia. It is very difficult but .....
» 31/12/2012 2:29:45 PM Here's a link that's worth a read: http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/culture/blogs/al.....
» 31/12/2012 10:23:31 AM Dear worldwatcher, Amongst my wishes for this coming New Year is to be more understanding.....
» 31/12/2012 9:04:41 AM Dear Poirot, I entered this discussion in good faith. However I'm now going to walk away .....
» 31/12/2012 8:52:03 AM Dear Constance, You obviously don't want to discuss the issues. And I really don't have a.....
» 30/12/2012 4:08:36 PM Dear Banjo, One of the medical experts that I quoted was a Somali born professional who's.....
» 30/12/2012 10:46:15 AM Hi Belly, Why not Turnbull? Good question! The election is only approx. 8 months away. W.....
» 30/12/2012 10:24:53 AM Dear Banjo, It isn't me who's 'giving too much consideration to the perpetrators of FGM i.....
» 29/12/2012 5:37:03 PM I also am very grateful for Medicare. However, I do have private health cover as well. I h.....
» 29/12/2012 5:25:03 PM Here's another one from Dorothy Parker: I like to have a martini Two at the very most Aft.....
» 29/12/2012 5:10:55 PM Dear Banjo, I think the message from the medical professionals who deal with FGM is clear.....
» 29/12/2012 2:06:38 PM cont'd ... Your statement that "we allow it," is simply wrong. On the contrary .....
» 29/12/2012 2:03:13 PM Dear Banjo, You state that strong law enforcement and heavy penalities are required to st.....
» 29/12/2012 11:14:40 AM Brevity is the soul of lingerie. (Dorothy Parker). In three words I can sum up everything.....
» 28/12/2012 2:51:22 PM Dear Hasbeen, If it's taken you four years it obviously wasn't quick judgement. However y.....
» 28/12/2012 9:50:54 AM Dear Hasbeen, There's nothing that kills wisdom faster than quick judgement. ;-).....
» 27/12/2012 5:46:57 PM Dear Banjo, Thank You for such a civil response. I am pleased that you recognise the fac.....
» 27/12/2012 3:49:59 PM Dear Banjo, I'm married to a bloke who came from Europe at the age of nine. He went to pr.....
» 27/12/2012 1:33:22 PM Dear worldwatcher, Thank You for your kind words. Here's a couple of funny ones that I f.....
» 27/12/2012 1:22:40 PM Dear Banjo, I notice that in all your exclusions you haven't made any mention of groups o.....
» 27/12/2012 10:16:03 AM Dear worldwatcher, Here's a couple of my favourites: Along a straight road you will trav.....
» 27/12/2012 9:27:04 AM Dear Belly, I grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney (Parramatta). And admittedly I hav.....
» 26/12/2012 12:44:26 PM Here's another perspective: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/21/christmas.....
» 26/12/2012 11:36:39 AM Perhaps this website may help: http://amf.net.au/library/uploads/files/Religion_Cultural_.....
» 23/12/2012 9:28:24 AM Dear onthebeach, Your words of reason have touched my heart and I Thank You for them! Big.....
» 23/12/2012 9:21:14 AM Dear Belly, A wish for Peace and Happiness this Christmas Season and throughout the New .....
» 22/12/2012 9:46:11 AM Dear David, As Paul Collins points out in his book, "Believers..." "The m.....
» 22/12/2012 9:30:45 AM Dear onthebeach, Thank You for the link of Caroline Jones. I've always admired her and it.....
» 21/12/2012 5:46:13 PM Dear David, You speak about "indoctrination," of children. You sound like Richa.....
» 21/12/2012 10:17:10 AM Dear David., You talk about the "indoctrination" of children into religious bel.....
» 20/12/2012 8:33:12 PM Dear David, You raise some very valid points. I'm a Catholic, but not a very good one. I.....
» 20/12/2012 8:13:30 PM Dear AJ., I forgot to add that I'm not deliberately trying to be contentious or that I fe.....
» 20/12/2012 8:04:52 PM Dear AJ Philips, Who's to say what beliefs are "True?" Can Truth be owned? What.....
» 20/12/2012 3:55:50 PM Dear Hasbeen, I can see that we're not going to agree on this issue. But that's allright......
» 20/12/2012 3:39:38 PM I don't understand what all this fuss is about. Who cares what someone believes or practic.....
» 20/12/2012 1:29:02 PM Dear Hasbeen, Misbehaviour and punishment aren't opposites that cancel each other; on the.....
» 19/12/2012 9:41:56 PM I think this thread has now had its run and I'd like to Thank everyone who contributed to .....
» 19/12/2012 8:32:40 PM Dear David F., I got this from the web: "Different to whom? Some people are more di.....
» 19/12/2012 6:41:56 PM Dear Hasbeen, I can only speak from my own experience. I've found that an enlightened ad.....
» 19/12/2012 6:14:48 PM Dear Piper, You ask, "Will we ever get to the point where Christmas is 'Internationa.....
» 19/12/2012 4:16:23 PM Dear Ludwig, Senator Bob Carr stated: "It fits OECD Guidelines for the expenditure .....
» 19/12/2012 3:33:36 PM A colleague has just brought my attention to the following website. I thought it may be of.....
» 19/12/2012 3:12:22 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the link. Hopefully many teaching problems will be solved in the .....
» 19/12/2012 11:01:41 AM cont'd ... In theory, teachers already know what good education is. They have all the con.....
» 19/12/2012 10:48:50 AM Dear worldwatcher, You ask a tough question and I found a few answers in the book, ".....
» 19/12/2012 10:18:48 AM Dear Piper, Thanks Piper - and Good Luck with the 6 - 9 year olds. Are they into swimming.....
» 18/12/2012 7:27:18 PM Dear worldwatcher, I guess we'll never know. But does it really matter who the people ar.....
» 18/12/2012 7:13:28 PM Dear David, I fully understand. I guess organised religions have become, in many cases, a.....
» 18/12/2012 12:56:27 PM Dear Poirot, I love children. (I'm a children's librarian - running all the Storytimes, e.....
» 18/12/2012 12:50:29 PM Dear worldwatcher, I haven't posted on this thread recently. I've posted at the very beg.....
» 18/12/2012 9:43:37 AM Dear Poirot, I'd love to buy a train set for my grandchildren - but they're still too you.....
» 18/12/2012 8:59:43 AM Dear runner, Thank You. We've just received the best Christmas present ever - another gra.....
» 17/12/2012 5:19:31 PM Dear Belly, Sounds perfect to me. May you have warm memories, and many magical moments. .....
» 17/12/2012 5:12:28 PM Dear Otokonoko, Thank You for sharing your thoughts with us and we wish you a very Joyous.....
» 17/12/2012 3:45:32 PM Dear worldwatcher, I'm glad that the poem struck a chord, it did with me as well when I f.....
» 17/12/2012 1:38:29 PM Hi David, I thought I'd jump in and wish you a very Happy Festive Season and all the Best.....
» 17/12/2012 1:23:33 PM Dear worldwatcher, What a suitable moniker you've chosen for posting on this forum. I don.....
» 17/12/2012 10:31:40 AM It's lovely to see so many responding to my thread and sharing in the spirit of this Seaso.....
» 16/12/2012 8:39:03 PM Dear Poirot, The term hoplophobe doesn't quite equate in the instance it's being used in .....
» 16/12/2012 8:18:12 PM Dear onthebeach, Thank You for your comments. Marianne Williamson put it so beautifully .....
» 16/12/2012 1:17:28 PM I thought that it would be nice to get away from politics for a change - afterall the Fest.....
» 16/12/2012 12:35:33 PM This latest tragedy in the United States must surely confirm, even to the most ardent gun .....
» 16/12/2012 12:02:44 PM Dear Poirot, There's an interesting article in The Saturday Age, December 15, 2012 by Mic.....
» 15/12/2012 11:14:23 AM Lenore Taylor, Political Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald points out that ".....
» 14/12/2012 1:02:00 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the link. It's obviously quite clear that this entire case again.....
» 14/12/2012 9:44:02 AM Dear Wm Trevor, Brilliant!.....
» 13/12/2012 10:17:52 PM Dear Wm Trevor, I like these three: She was only the ... Wood-chopper's daughter, but s.....
» 13/12/2012 10:19:32 AM Dear Wm Trevor, The classic fairytales (from Pernault to Grimms) showcase "passive, .....
» 13/12/2012 10:12:38 AM Dear Belly, Thanks for your responses. They are as always appreciated. And you've given .....
» 12/12/2012 4:29:43 PM Dear Belly, What do you know about the following: http://newmatilda.com/2012/12/11/abbot.....
» 12/12/2012 1:34:14 PM Dear Wm Trevor, Re - your statement regarding the Little Red Riding Hood story: "......
» 12/12/2012 8:59:32 AM Dear Bazz, On the subject of "political correctness," this one's for you: http.....
» 12/12/2012 8:50:59 AM Dear David F., I fully agree with your concern about our environment. This country requir.....
» 12/12/2012 8:43:50 AM It's an ongoing problem isn't it. Labor spends, Liberals cut. And so it goes on. However, .....
» 11/12/2012 1:41:29 PM Dear Bazz, No! Not just the Irish old chap. But the "Christian Brothers Irish"......
» 11/12/2012 12:52:11 PM Dear Bazz, My views have nothing to do with "political correctness." They are u.....
» 11/12/2012 9:39:46 AM Racial and ethnic minorities have long been associated with criminal behaviour in some peo.....
» 10/12/2012 5:34:16 PM Dear Belly, I couldn't agree with you more. We do deserve better from our politicians as .....
» 10/12/2012 5:16:42 PM Dear Bazz, You are entitled to think whatever you want of me. However I do want to clarif.....
» 10/12/2012 12:34:03 PM Dear Hasbeen, My nephew was bashed very badly by a group of white youths on campus where .....
» 10/12/2012 12:23:02 PM It's interesting to read the various points of view. Underneath it all, I still believe th.....
» 9/12/2012 4:38:26 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thank You for your kind words. However, I still feel that sweeping stateme.....
» 9/12/2012 1:08:12 PM Dear SOG, What a depressing state of affairs you seem to find yourself in. Goodness me. H.....
» 9/12/2012 12:49:08 PM Dear Philip, I agree with scribbler. Perpetrators of violent crimes come in all colours a.....
» 9/12/2012 12:43:34 PM Hi spindoc, Nice to hear from you. Dear Belly, It is complicated. I have to admit that.....
» 8/12/2012 4:52:46 PM Hi Belly, I was very hopeful when the Faulkner-Carr-Bracks report came out in 2010. I tho.....
» 8/12/2012 12:54:44 PM Dear Philip, City violence can be the result of a number of causes. Prolonged economic de.....
» 8/12/2012 12:37:11 PM Dear csteele, Successive US administrations have offered little more than lip-service to .....
» 7/12/2012 9:39:17 AM Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, of tender hea.....
» 7/12/2012 9:27:00 AM Dear Poirot, Thank You for your kind words. Dear Belly, Missed you!.....
» 7/12/2012 9:20:32 AM Dear csteele, Firstly let me say that my previous quote was not directed at you, it was i.....
» 6/12/2012 6:08:22 PM Hi Poirot, Thanks for asking. It's complicated (health issues). However I am pleased to .....
» 6/12/2012 6:03:28 PM Dear Hasbeen, Is an MP entitled to change party? I'd have to say - yes of course. It's t.....
» 6/12/2012 5:52:47 PM Dear scribbler, The following website may be on some interest: http://theconversation.ed.....
» 6/12/2012 5:47:22 PM Dear csteele, "Criticising Israel is not anti-Semitic and saying so is vile. But sin.....
» 19/09/2012 10:46:55 PM Dear SOG, I think that there's a great deal that's not understand about Islam and Muslims.....
» 19/09/2012 7:18:40 PM Dear SOG, Riots have been part and parcel of Australian history. ranging from race riots.....
» 19/09/2012 6:45:22 PM Dear CHERFUL, I recommend that if you haven't read the book, "My Israel Question,&qu.....
» 19/09/2012 3:17:26 PM Dear Suse, We're all thrown curve balls in the form of people and situations we're tempte.....
» 19/09/2012 1:24:17 PM Dear Belly, Do only Muslim shops give you a rude greeting? Then you've led a very shelte.....
» 19/09/2012 12:01:32 PM Dear csteele, The following two websites may be of interest: http://www.smh.com.au/opini.....
» 19/09/2012 11:57:08 AM Dear runner, Then you really should practice what He teaches......
» 19/09/2012 11:53:37 AM Dear Banjo, Yes they are written by Islamists - but moderate Islamists - not fundamentali.....
» 19/09/2012 11:50:36 AM cont'd ... Here's another one that may be of interest: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/co.....
» 19/09/2012 11:40:27 AM Dear Banjo, I thought that the following website should also be included in your thread o.....
» 18/09/2012 5:59:06 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), How does one tolerate the intolerant in our society? One simply ta.....
» 18/09/2012 9:44:46 AM Dear rehctub, You should talk to Queenslanders, Victorians and the voters in NSW to get t.....
» 17/09/2012 11:23:44 PM Dear Belly, Did you watch "Q and A," tonight? An interesting and riveting pane.....
» 16/09/2012 4:15:58 PM Dear rehctub, you say to get rid of them? How do you suggest we do that? Who exactly do .....
» 16/09/2012 3:49:55 PM Dear Loudmouth, As I stated in my first post - FGM is illegal in Australia and for good r.....
» 16/09/2012 11:42:14 AM I've been sitting here trying to think of the best way to reply to those who think I'm loo.....
» 16/09/2012 8:11:56 AM Makes great news doesn't it? Cameras scanning signs about beheadings, an apparently viole.....
» 16/09/2012 7:29:40 AM People, dear people. Let's try to keep things civil without stooping to personal insults. .....
» 14/09/2012 11:44:38 AM Dear Banjo, It certainly not easy dealing with and or understanding the habits of other c.....
» 14/09/2012 9:49:31 AM cont'd ... How do you feel about circumcision?.....
» 14/09/2012 9:47:30 AM Dear Banjo, I know how much this means to you. You've been an advocate against this for q.....
» 13/09/2012 8:08:24 AM cont'd ... The longer term residents spoke of their commitment to the country, which had .....
» 13/09/2012 7:58:41 AM Dear Drab, The question of whether the government should attempt to increase immigration .....
» 12/09/2012 4:58:36 PM Bazz, I grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney - actually - just outside of Parramatta......
» 12/09/2012 4:18:01 PM Bazz, This isn't about where I want to live is it? And don't tell me to "go back to .....
» 12/09/2012 11:31:42 AM Bazz, I find it somewhat disturbing - the asumptions that you're making about certain gro.....
» 12/09/2012 10:55:10 AM With his tongue lodged firmly in his cheek Houellebecq tries to expose the vanity and hypo.....
» 8/09/2012 6:28:58 PM Dear Anthonyve, I've found this on the web. My apologies ahead of time - but I couldn't .....
» 8/09/2012 12:50:13 PM Let's acknowledge the realities around us. Australian Government spending as a percentage .....
» 7/09/2012 6:32:56 PM Perhaps the Federal Government needs a Leader with a flat head and big ears who can balanc.....
» 7/09/2012 6:26:47 PM Dear Pericles, I decided to not do a comedy routine, because if I did you would probably .....
» 7/09/2012 6:25:01 PM Dear Bazz, Cut-backs are fine when they're part of long-term planning policies and are in.....
» 7/09/2012 10:08:04 AM A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. (George.....
» 7/09/2012 10:02:34 AM The following report may be of some interest: http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/publicati.....
» 7/09/2012 9:45:27 AM I wish Victorians would get rid of theirs before he totally destroys the state. So far - h.....
» 4/09/2012 1:56:10 PM In international terms, the United States is an extremely violent society, with a homicide.....
» 2/09/2012 5:55:55 PM The right to bear arms is enshrined in the US Constitution. And the general feeling there .....
» 2/09/2012 5:09:55 PM Dear Pericles, Perhaps Shadow Minister would prefer that we all go back to Dentistry - un.....
» 1/09/2012 10:48:12 AM Dear Pelly, I came across this passage recently which may be of interest: "Unfortun.....
» 31/08/2012 11:21:58 AM Dear Pelly, Welcome back. You've been missed......
» 31/08/2012 11:18:13 AM Dear Rehctub, I'm with you on this one. How can we help people that don't want to be hel.....
» 31/08/2012 11:02:57 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), This isn't a question of attitude, but of perception. And as I've s.....
» 30/08/2012 2:18:17 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Your point of view is not unique as exhibited by many in the media .....
» 30/08/2012 11:55:30 AM Dear Belly, Ignore Shadow Minister, unless you want to compare "black holes." .....
» 30/08/2012 11:52:11 AM Dear Belly, Beautifully put and I fully agree......
» 30/08/2012 11:49:26 AM cont'd ... The most far-reaching effect of air pollution, however, is a change in the glo.....
» 30/08/2012 11:24:32 AM Good Morning folks. The chemistry of atmospheric pollution is extremely complex, for rain.....
» 29/08/2012 7:00:04 PM Hi Poirot, Politics to Mr Abbott is theatre. That's not in the long-term interests of thi.....
» 29/08/2012 6:52:02 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for the link. I always enjoy reading Phillip Adams. However he's not.....
» 29/08/2012 5:01:27 PM Dear Belly, I'm not sure that I understand what's going on with these guys and why such a.....
» 29/08/2012 3:27:48 PM Dear Anthonyve, There are both psychological reasons and economic reasons for some people.....
» 29/08/2012 2:58:01 PM Dear Belly, It will be interesting to see how the polls go closer to the election. Hopefu.....
» 29/08/2012 12:17:35 PM Dear Belly, You have only to look at what's happening currently in Queensland, NSW, and V.....
» 28/08/2012 5:44:17 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Not interested. My patience with you has run out......
» 28/08/2012 5:02:56 PM Dear Belly, I forgot to add in my last post that I feel the PM's performance at her press.....
» 28/08/2012 4:23:44 PM Dear Belly, Don 't worry about anyone taunting me. Only those whose opinions I value woul.....
» 28/08/2012 12:07:34 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Just letting you know that I stopped reading your post after the fi.....
» 28/08/2012 12:00:55 PM Dear Poirot, I totally agree with you. Rhodes Scholarships in those days were part of a &.....
» 26/08/2012 10:51:01 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Only when you stop spouting lies, false claims, innuendos, and the .....
» 26/08/2012 10:39:35 AM Dear Poirot, More than sad - tragic really. He showed his true colours and his intellectu.....
» 25/08/2012 6:41:49 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Freedom of the press is great. One can publish a false claim and t.....
» 25/08/2012 5:10:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Did you watch Tony Abbott's interview on 7.30 (ABC TV 22/8)? It was.....
» 25/08/2012 4:59:31 PM Dear Belly, Perhaps if Shadow Minister travels back far enough he'll find something the P.....
» 25/08/2012 2:39:19 PM cont'd ... BTW Shadow Minister, you really should re-read your posts on this thread as yo.....
» 25/08/2012 11:16:55 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The Australian newspaper has apologised to the PM for getting it w.....
» 25/08/2012 11:11:35 AM Dear Belly, Thanks for the link. It will be interesting to see what develops prior to th.....
» 24/08/2012 6:44:28 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We can all make various kinds of assumptions about our politicians .....
» 24/08/2012 6:31:42 PM the following link may be of interest: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/in.....
» 24/08/2012 6:02:27 PM Dear Belly, I keep hoping that with time and new generations enterning politics things po.....
» 24/08/2012 5:56:52 PM Thanks everyone for all your kind comments. I didn't mean to de-rail this thread by compla.....
» 24/08/2012 3:12:06 PM Dear Hassie, I thought only Samoans and other islanders did that. I didn't realise that o.....
» 24/08/2012 2:56:09 PM The world of politics makes the dirt in my garden seem so clean. And infantile-finger poin.....
» 24/08/2012 2:39:07 PM Dear Ludwig, You've just given us a possible solution to Australia's asylum seeker proble.....
» 22/08/2012 11:57:50 AM Dear Cedar J., The art of reasoned, intelligent argument is a skill not easily acquired. .....
» 21/08/2012 7:14:26 PM cont'd ... Of course you have to realise that you are in the minority. Most Australians d.....
» 21/08/2012 7:12:39 PM Dear Cedar J., You ask why must the "millenia concept of marriage change?" Pu.....
» 20/08/2012 7:14:57 PM Dear DD (Diver Dan), I did say that you're entitled to your opinion. However, what you're.....
» 19/08/2012 2:08:19 PM As one reader wrote in The Saturday Age, August 18, 2012: "Australian citizens aroun.....
» 19/08/2012 12:25:12 PM Dear David G., Do the Maths. South Australia, Tassie - are all for same-sex marriage. And.....
» 19/08/2012 12:19:01 PM Dear DD, Our conversation must shift away from the mass, infantile finger-pointing that n.....
» 18/08/2012 2:34:59 PM Dear rehctub, I agree with Poirot. You've always advocated that "welfare is bad for .....
» 18/08/2012 2:28:11 PM Dear Poirot, As I wrote on the "un-Australian" thread. It's often been said th.....
» 18/08/2012 2:08:54 PM Dear Steven, Centuries ago, Napoleon commentated that China was a "sleeping giant, a.....
» 18/08/2012 1:53:38 PM Dear rehctub, Indonesia is not a signatory to any refugee convention as Australia is, the.....
» 18/08/2012 11:44:53 AM Dear Banjo, Whether you and SPQR recognise the facts or not is a question of your percep.....
» 18/08/2012 11:37:57 AM Dear David F., and SOG, A post on this forum by itself is nothing - a film shown in an em.....
» 17/08/2012 7:58:44 PM Having David F., as a grandpa would be grand. And as for SOG - well he's got a good heart......
» 17/08/2012 7:43:59 PM Dear Poirot, One thing's obvious. Assange does have genuine concerns about being extradit.....
» 17/08/2012 7:12:58 PM Dear SPQR, I gave the Julian Burnside link because the gentleman is a barrister, a promin.....
» 17/08/2012 11:53:05 AM cont'd ... The following link may clarify a few things: http://www.julianburnside.com.au.....
» 17/08/2012 11:48:00 AM Dear Banjo, The Migration Act 1958 allows for entry to Australia without a visa for the p.....
» 15/08/2012 3:10:46 PM Dear Austin, Like so many people, I love this country and yet it seems that politics has .....
» 15/08/2012 2:40:47 PM Dear Phillip, Historically men are prepared to take the risks to find a suitable "ha.....
» 15/08/2012 12:06:15 PM Very simply, as long as conflict continues in the Middle East and the Asian region, people.....
» 15/08/2012 11:51:55 AM Dear SOG, Being white and of British heritage used to be the cornerstone of being Austral.....
» 10/08/2012 9:57:13 PM Dear Poirot, Loved the sketch. Reminds me of the old adage: To acquire knowledge one mu.....
» 10/08/2012 9:12:50 PM Paul Collins in his book, "Believers: Does Australian Catholicism have a future?".....
» 10/08/2012 2:42:12 PM I'm probably not a very good Catholic. I'm convinced that organised religion has become i.....
» 10/08/2012 11:07:16 AM Dear runner, We've seen that people in different walks of life may interpret the same phe.....
» 10/08/2012 10:45:39 AM Religious institutions, as such, are not the only arbiters of religious experience. They d.....
» 9/08/2012 2:54:31 PM Dear Ludwig, On the other hand, here's another thought: If Michelangelo had been a heter.....
» 9/08/2012 11:09:27 AM Dear David, Thank You. I shall definitely buy a few to have with my coffee. One of my fa.....
» 9/08/2012 10:45:50 AM Somethings are better rich. Chocolate, coffee, and men! ;-).....
» 9/08/2012 10:33:33 AM Perhaps the following link may be useful: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200.....
» 8/08/2012 10:42:08 PM This quote from the web: "Michelangelo ... uses an ingenious technique - giving auth.....
» 8/08/2012 10:22:19 PM Thank You for proving my point. It is now generally accepted in over a thousand pieces of .....
» 8/08/2012 4:16:29 PM Thanks Poirot. I hadn't read that previous page and wondered what Bazz was referring to. I.....
» 8/08/2012 2:49:13 PM Prejudice is an irrational, inflexible attitude towards an entire category of people. The .....
» 8/08/2012 2:10:42 PM Dear Bazz, I didn't give a link on this thread......
» 8/08/2012 12:13:38 PM Did anyone watch "Q and A," on Monday night? It was telecast from Brisbane with .....
» 7/08/2012 2:27:25 PM Dear Ludwig, Thank You for the link. Art, like other things in life, may be interpreted i.....
» 7/08/2012 2:07:08 PM Emile Durkheim, was the first sociologist to apply perspective to religion in a systematic.....
» 6/08/2012 1:19:07 PM Dear Forrest, I'm glad to have been able to fill in some details for you regarding CJ Mor.....
» 5/08/2012 7:01:53 PM Dear Belly, There will undoubtedly be lots of media coverage on this topic and blame will.....
» 5/08/2012 6:24:50 PM I'm surprised that no one has yet blamed homosexuality on the carbon tax (joking). Seriou.....
» 5/08/2012 4:28:34 PM Dear Suse, Thank You......
» 5/08/2012 4:23:35 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You really do seem to be on a roll. First references to the "e.....
» 5/08/2012 4:01:36 PM Dear Forrest G., The following link may clarify things for you: http://forum.onlineopini.....
» 5/08/2012 11:49:59 AM Dear rehctub, For what it's worth -I've understood where you're coming from in your posts.....
» 5/08/2012 11:45:51 AM Dear Belly, I don't have a problem with robust discussions and as I've stated in the past.....
» 5/08/2012 11:24:56 AM Dear Banjo, I'm glad that you acknowledge that the planet can tolerate only a limited amo.....
» 4/08/2012 6:39:44 PM I can't help wondering how much anonymity has to do with people's posting styles. It may b.....
» 4/08/2012 2:42:24 PM Dear Banjo, As our "needs" increaase, our capacity for exploitation expands. Ma.....
» 4/08/2012 12:13:07 PM Dear Graham, It is an interesting link (and thread), and anonymity must surely play some .....
» 3/08/2012 8:12:25 PM I certainly agree that anonymity encourages people to post more openly on the web and this.....
» 3/08/2012 7:33:47 PM Dear Banjo, I support the scheme with my whole being because I could not even begin to im.....
» 2/08/2012 8:15:17 PM Dear Bazz, Naive? Inexperienced? And you make this assumption about me - based on the li.....
» 2/08/2012 8:01:06 PM Dear Belly, You always speak from the heart and how can anyone not value that. I respect .....
» 2/08/2012 2:41:45 PM Dear Steven, I agree with RObert on this as well. Humans are indeed a "mixed bag.&qu.....
» 2/08/2012 1:49:46 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Keep trying to tread your way through a base-level political path. .....
» 2/08/2012 1:28:46 PM Dear David F., I agree with you about the Liberal Party and how it has changed. The Liber.....
» 2/08/2012 1:18:09 PM Dear Banjo, The following link should clarify things for you: http://www.themonthly.com......
» 2/08/2012 10:29:33 AM Dear Shadow Minister, No surprises here. You see what you want to see. Sad really......
» 2/08/2012 10:26:32 AM cont'd ... Dear Belly, The following link may be of interest: http://www.themonthly.com.....
» 2/08/2012 10:17:41 AM Dear Belly, I find that despite all the criticisms I could not possibly support the Liber.....
» 1/08/2012 9:57:16 PM Dear SOG, The following link may also be of some interest: http://www.themonthly.com.au/.....
» 1/08/2012 9:38:25 PM Dear SOG, Some time ago I saw the film, "Margin Call," starring Kevin Spacey an.....
» 1/08/2012 9:24:22 PM Dear SOG, It is a concern. American-based multinational corporations have an impressive r.....
» 1/08/2012 9:00:57 PM cont'd ... And here you are posing as a man who's for the protection of free speech. I gu.....
» 1/08/2012 8:56:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You tell me to "give it a rest?" This from a man who stat.....
» 1/08/2012 4:59:07 PM Dear Shadow Minister, If you'd stop telling lies about Labor, perhaps Bonmot might stop t.....
» 1/08/2012 4:27:22 PM Dear SOG, The opinion you cite from the UK is perfectly understandable. The modern worl.....
» 31/07/2012 11:19:22 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Great ideas and great societies are the products of free inquiry. T.....
» 30/07/2012 2:56:09 PM How have we come to this? Have we lost our senses? Ignorance remains ignorance and no amou.....
» 29/07/2012 5:33:43 PM Dear Bazz, Am I in favour of censorship? I am a librarian by profession. Librarians are .....
» 29/07/2012 12:58:01 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You ask me what my reaction would be if a conservative government s.....
» 29/07/2012 12:49:03 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I think Poirot has said things much better than I did. And her Volt.....
» 28/07/2012 9:11:05 PM cont'd ... BTW - I always do my research prior to posting on any topic. It's an occupatio.....
» 28/07/2012 9:04:28 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't have a problem with the English language. But you have a pr.....
» 28/07/2012 8:45:39 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Shadow Minister has just proved my point (again). According to him.....
» 28/07/2012 8:40:47 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You absolutely have the right to stay ignorant. That is your choice.....
» 28/07/2012 8:12:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You really need to read what you post. You posted this reply to Po.....
» 28/07/2012 10:50:19 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You should try to get hold of a copy of the book, "Silencing D.....
» 27/07/2012 10:16:42 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If as you claim silencing dissent is nothing new for governments to.....
» 26/07/2012 6:55:12 PM Dear runner, Finding faults with either gender is so easy - isn't it? Bravery, should b.....
» 26/07/2012 6:37:58 PM Dear Bazz, Ah but that is the question. Which are the problem groups? And on what do we b.....
» 26/07/2012 4:52:13 PM Dear Bazz, Take an intelligent guess at what is being suggested here. The following websi.....
» 26/07/2012 4:28:08 PM cont'd ... You've chosen a most appropriate title to this thread. "Silencing Dissent.....
» 26/07/2012 4:22:36 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Have you read the book that I cited earlier - "Silencing Disse.....
» 26/07/2012 11:59:46 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Again, your accusation that I am "making things up," rega.....
» 26/07/2012 11:23:10 AM Most convicted murderers are sentenced to "life" imprisonment - but if we check.....
» 26/07/2012 11:02:57 AM Dear Siller and Banjo and Bazz, Thank You for explaining your positions a bit more clearl.....
» 26/07/2012 10:51:48 AM Dear Belly, Many people still make the assumption that human beings will always be able t.....
» 26/07/2012 10:33:17 AM Freedom of speech is a safeguard against unjust rule. People should be free to criticise t.....
» 25/07/2012 4:11:01 PM Dear Banjo, You made the statement that "importing problems is not very smart.".....
» 25/07/2012 11:45:21 AM Dear Siller, You write that the Lebanese experience has been a bad one for Australia. Rea.....
» 24/07/2012 11:17:40 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Contrary to your persistent mantra and that of the Liberal Party - .....
» 24/07/2012 11:09:43 AM Guns in the wrong hands do kill people and if they're made as easily available as they are.....
» 24/07/2012 11:01:39 AM Dear Individual, I think you'll find that if you go back far enough we're all immigrants .....
» 22/07/2012 9:44:27 PM For any agricultural system to be sustainable it also needs to be adaptable and be prepare.....
» 22/07/2012 9:20:34 PM Dear Poirot, I can't help myself. I love an old sea-dog, especially one with a passion fo.....
» 22/07/2012 9:13:51 PM Dear Belly, I didn't mean to upset you. However, I really don't understand just what the .....
» 22/07/2012 9:04:56 PM Dear Hasbeen, You're naughty! But I like it......
» 22/07/2012 9:02:58 PM Dear Individual, I grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney. Near Parramatta. Mind you I .....
» 22/07/2012 8:56:12 PM Dear Individual, The law is the law. It doesn't guarantee justice unfortunately. Perhaps .....
» 22/07/2012 4:49:59 PM I usually watch the "Insiders," on a Sunday morning and George Megalogenis has b.....
» 22/07/2012 4:19:47 PM Dear Individual, Define "Bad.".....
» 22/07/2012 4:13:45 PM The following link may answer a few of the myths that are being bandied about: http://www.....
» 22/07/2012 12:26:00 PM Dear Belly, I may be wrong - however I feel that the Greens will eventually go the way of.....
» 21/07/2012 5:18:16 PM Dear Banjo, I got this from the web and I think it sums things up quite well: "Neit.....
» 21/07/2012 5:05:46 PM Dear Belly, If you believe the polls - they tell us that it is certain (as anything in po.....
» 21/07/2012 4:51:19 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It would be great if democracy was able to jump the boundaries into.....
» 21/07/2012 4:38:09 PM Dear Banjo, We as a civilised society are obligated under International Law to at least a.....
» 20/07/2012 1:28:58 PM Dear Hasbeen, Could you answer this question for me - Had Mr Abbott been able to win the .....
» 19/07/2012 8:08:03 PM I recently found the following on the web which may be of interest: "Neither major p.....
» 19/07/2012 2:07:12 PM Dear Individual, I agree with you that animals will usually get the upper-hand - its for .....
» 19/07/2012 11:09:59 AM Dear Individual, Please re-read my previous posts. Because it appears that you've got NFI.....
» 18/07/2012 3:40:35 PM cont'd ... As for Aussie beer? Is the Queensland "XXXX" brand an American idea.....
» 18/07/2012 3:30:54 PM We've been influenced greatly by American-made films, television programmes, fashions, car.....
» 18/07/2012 2:53:17 PM Dear plant 3.1, I don't understand the point that you were trying to make to me. At no ti.....
» 17/07/2012 4:33:44 PM Dear Banjo, "TGI's" - is a chain of American family restaurants that have been .....
» 17/07/2012 4:26:21 PM My apologies folks. I did make a mistake and quoted the death of Peter Kurmann (March 31, .....
» 17/07/2012 1:56:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Nobody with any intelligence would take the so called "policie.....
» 17/07/2012 10:58:26 AM If you're 1.6kms out at sea you run the risk of shark attacks. Perhaps humans need to look.....
» 17/07/2012 10:36:53 AM The use of "You know," I find annoying as well as "OK," and "sort.....
» 17/07/2012 10:21:03 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for bothering to explain your position to me. You sound l.....
» 16/07/2012 7:50:01 PM The following few are ones that come to mind: 1) Close, but no cigar. 2) Bigger bang for.....
» 16/07/2012 6:55:29 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Rusted on? Left Wing? Who Me? I'm more of a centrist to be honest. .....
» 15/07/2012 6:35:42 PM Dear Individual, Speak to any small business owners about the GST and get their reactions.....
» 15/07/2012 6:28:22 PM Dear Belly, I hope that there will indeed be a leadership change prior to the next electi.....
» 15/07/2012 6:22:01 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Quite frankly I am somewhat tired of politics and I am beginning to.....
» 14/07/2012 6:43:27 PM cont'd ... As for Malcolm Turnbull? He obviously has decided to remain in Parliament as .....
» 14/07/2012 6:20:31 PM Dear Poirot, Just a small reminder by the economist Tor Hundloe: "On issues which r.....
» 14/07/2012 5:53:28 PM Dear Belly, The fact remains that Gillard did win the last election and Tony Abbott lost......
» 14/07/2012 2:24:02 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Things can change in politics in one day. The point being made is s.....
» 13/07/2012 6:46:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You look at select opinion polls and certain newspapers and judge t.....
» 13/07/2012 3:07:17 PM cont'd ... BTW - The Coalition does not want Mr Abbott helping them in their state electi.....
» 13/07/2012 3:00:54 PM I have always assumed that state elections were won on state issues. Still there may be mo.....
» 13/07/2012 1:59:45 PM Dear Poirot, I recently saw the Russian journalist/author Masha Gessen interviewed on the.....
» 12/07/2012 2:21:13 PM "Uncertainty" seems to be a word that's bandied about so easily nowadays. And pr.....
» 11/07/2012 7:56:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, My apologies. I didn't look too closely at who the author of the li.....
» 11/07/2012 7:45:21 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for being so open and honest and answering my question regarding the P.....
» 11/07/2012 1:58:08 PM Dear Anthonyve, I watched Monday's "Q and A," and saw Malcolm Turnbull's eloque.....
» 11/07/2012 1:48:49 PM Dear Belly, I don't agree. The voters of Australia will eventually realise what Mr Abbot.....
» 11/07/2012 11:15:02 AM Dear Anthonyve, Thanks for the link. The United States has some of the world's most stri.....
» 11/07/2012 10:57:58 AM Dear Shadow Minister, As I stated earlier in politics stupidity is not a handicap. And ta.....
» 11/07/2012 10:43:43 AM Vote for Me, Vote for Me. Vote for Me, I'll do anything to be Prime Minister! You can beli.....
» 10/07/2012 6:57:11 PM How can Labor possibly have a battle of wits with such unarmed opponents. And as for contr.....
» 10/07/2012 3:08:33 PM In politics stupidity is not a handicap as any Coalition party member knows every time the.....
» 10/07/2012 11:44:36 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You're far too serious. And that's not good for your health......
» 9/07/2012 6:58:14 PM Dear Banjo, No. That is not what I am saying at all. Let me repeat myself once again. I.....
» 9/07/2012 6:45:58 PM You're referring to the GST of course!.....
» 8/07/2012 7:19:15 PM Do you realise that Higgsteria abounds? Identified as the cause of global obesity......
» 8/07/2012 7:16:57 PM I've had a change of heart. I'm going to give mine to the PM instead. No use asking her &q.....
» 8/07/2012 6:53:57 PM I'm taking mine to the Planetarium - a new star may be born......
» 8/07/2012 6:50:01 PM Dear Belly, My father once told me - don't argue with an idiot. He'll bring you down to h.....
» 8/07/2012 6:17:27 PM Dear Banjo, We seem to be going round in circles. I am not disagreeing with you. You just.....
» 8/07/2012 12:03:45 PM If the Opposition is so concerned about asylum seeker's "humanitarian rights," a.....
» 8/07/2012 11:42:45 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The Prime Minister did not lie. Mr Abbott is telling lies, and usi.....
» 8/07/2012 11:31:58 AM Dear Banjo, Please re-read my previous post. I did state that family planning is an esse.....
» 7/07/2012 7:52:09 PM cont'd ... Other interesting items from Belly's link: 1)" When I was in secondary s.....
» 7/07/2012 7:29:08 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Taken from Belly's link: 1) "A lie is when you say something .....
» 7/07/2012 6:53:48 PM I've just come across the following link which may add some more thoughts to this discussi.....
» 7/07/2012 5:11:26 PM Dear Poirot, After you read the "Poisonwood Bible," you might like to give, &qu.....
» 7/07/2012 4:53:40 PM Dear SPQR, I'm surprised that you've taken my previous post so seriously. Imagine if yo.....
» 7/07/2012 4:33:40 PM Dear Banjo, 1) Family planning is an essential element in population limitation but accor.....
» 7/07/2012 12:43:01 PM The complete protection of endangered species must continue for a long time to allow them .....
» 7/07/2012 12:14:16 PM Dear Shadow Minister, If we want to stop the boats once and for all this is the way to do.....
» 6/07/2012 5:30:19 PM Dear Poirot, I can also recommend "Passion," by Jeanette Winterson. As well as .....
» 6/07/2012 10:39:16 AM cont'd ... BTW - with the damage the Libs are causing we do need undertakers in the Govrn.....
» 6/07/2012 10:36:59 AM Dear Atman, If Greg Combet reminds you of an undertaker? Well at least he has good reflex.....
» 6/07/2012 10:26:12 AM Dear Bazz, Nauru wasn't a signatory at the time of the Pacific Solution was the point bei.....
» 5/07/2012 7:22:38 PM Dear Shadow Minister, What Mr Abbott offered was to increase the intake of asylum seekers.....
» 5/07/2012 7:00:21 PM The voters certainly didn't hold a candle to Mr Howard at the last election - I believe th.....
» 5/07/2012 4:05:50 PM Dear SPQR, We do have a "Party Delusion." Listening to Mr Abbott and any of his.....
» 5/07/2012 3:48:36 PM Dear Philip and Bazz, If I'm naive as you guys seem to think - so be it. All I know is th.....
» 5/07/2012 2:36:36 PM Dear LF, I will continue to support Labor - as you pointed out - for the reforms that Lab.....
» 5/07/2012 2:28:22 PM I can understand criticising a politician for their politics but not for their reaction to.....
» 5/07/2012 1:51:49 PM cont'd ... The following link may help: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/ro.....
» 5/07/2012 1:39:20 PM Dear Philip, What I do know is that Parliament voted to give a compromise solution a chan.....
» 5/07/2012 11:46:06 AM If literature has integrity - that is, if it explores, orders, evaluates and illuminates t.....
» 5/07/2012 11:26:48 AM As far as I understand this current situation Australia is working with Indonesia's Mariti.....
» 4/07/2012 9:26:21 PM Dear David F., No David - I'm an avid reader - and the list I gave is a very short one. T.....
» 4/07/2012 9:12:05 PM Before we get too disgusted - lets first get the facts. The following link may help: http.....
» 4/07/2012 8:35:12 PM Here's a few more favourites of mine: 1) D.H. Lawrence, "Women In Love." Very e.....
» 4/07/2012 6:50:38 PM Dear Hasbeen, I think you're onto something with that idea. However, we'd have to make do.....
» 4/07/2012 6:44:06 PM Dear Belly, We can argue backwards and forwards until the cows come home. However, nothin.....
» 4/07/2012 2:01:35 PM cont'd ... It's been reported that the increase in salary for the politicians is totally .....
» 4/07/2012 1:51:03 PM Come on be fair. They need to receive some compensation for "Question Time," i.....
» 4/07/2012 1:42:56 PM Dear Hasbeen, Why not have an intelligence test before allowing people to vote? ;-).....
» 4/07/2012 1:35:53 PM Dear Banjo, Who knows what the future may bring. I suspect that we may see a few more Ind.....
» 4/07/2012 11:15:49 AM Dear Poirot, What's my favourite book? That's a tough one because there were so many at .....
» 4/07/2012 10:35:23 AM Dear Poirot, That is precisely the point I've been trying to make - but you did it so muc.....
» 3/07/2012 7:00:51 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I forgot that you prefer Direct Action......
» 3/07/2012 4:12:39 PM Why don't we look at the reasons why people are fleeing their homelands and see what we ca.....
» 3/07/2012 3:55:44 PM Dear Bazz, No. I don't think it's a good idea. I don't like the idea of a future Australi.....
» 3/07/2012 2:23:01 PM cont'd ... Abolishing the Senate would give more power to the more populous states to the.....
» 3/07/2012 2:20:18 PM The House of Reps has 150 Members each of whom represents about 80,000 voters living in on.....
» 1/07/2012 7:27:42 PM Dear CHERFUL, Just having a bit of light-hearted fun, is all. Too many oats for breakfas.....
» 1/07/2012 7:14:08 PM Dear Belly, I am surprised that you've taken offence at my post. It was not directed at y.....
» 1/07/2012 2:43:02 PM Dear Individual, I'm pleased that you at least do recognise that the ALP is trying to &qu.....
» 1/07/2012 12:46:02 PM Dear Yuyutsu, In that case I shall pray with you. And hope that you will find what you ca.....
» 1/07/2012 12:39:04 PM Dear Individual, No, it's not. The ALP showed that they were willing to compromise to ach.....
» 1/07/2012 10:59:54 AM Dear Belly, In 1950 the population of Australia was about 8 million. Today, its getting c.....
» 30/06/2012 10:49:23 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for sharing your opinion. Mine happens to differ from yours. And .....
» 30/06/2012 10:41:16 PM Dear Ludwig, Be careful with nudity. Here's a joke that explains why: Bob joins a very.....
» 30/06/2012 7:58:15 PM Dear Individual, You really should read the posts more carefully before you attack any bo.....
» 30/06/2012 7:47:01 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for the picture of the Appollo and Daphne sculpture by Bernini. It.....
» 30/06/2012 7:33:02 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Parliamentary democracy means that Australians participate in how the count.....
» 30/06/2012 1:52:51 PM Dear Ludwig, Waiting in anticipation is half the fun isn't it? Dear SOG, No, I did not .....
» 30/06/2012 1:19:31 PM Dear csteele, Yes, Clive Palmer certainly is an interesting man. I recently watched an in.....
» 30/06/2012 12:40:01 PM Dear Individual, Talking about mindlessness. We had a perfect example of it recently fro.....
» 29/06/2012 9:18:49 PM Dear Poirot, I know what you mean. Writing short stories has the same effect on me. And I.....
» 29/06/2012 9:14:20 PM Dear Ludwig, Of course you can but there's just one condition. You have to take your clot.....
» 29/06/2012 8:40:38 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Are you a pensioner? Or do you receive any Government benefits at all?.....
» 29/06/2012 8:34:03 PM Dear Ludwig, I used to collect playboy centrefolds for my husband - for years when we liv.....
» 29/06/2012 8:19:17 PM Dear Individual, Solving the problem is in the interests of this nation......
» 29/06/2012 7:07:13 PM Dear DreamOn, I recall reading in Richard Dawkins , "The God Delusion," about a.....
» 29/06/2012 6:44:16 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I'm afraid I don't understand to what precise "crime" you are ref.....
» 29/06/2012 6:38:42 PM Dear SPQR, I've just read your last post to me and Thank You for the link that you gave. .....
» 29/06/2012 11:39:47 AM Dear Individual, No - you're buying the conservative BS. Have a read of this: http://ww.....
» 29/06/2012 11:31:23 AM Dear SPQR, Any system can be rorted. However is it fair to taint an entire group because .....
» 29/06/2012 11:11:06 AM Dear Individual, Yes I do. Don't vote for inflexible pollies at the next election - like .....
» 29/06/2012 10:57:28 AM Dear Individual, The first human inhabitants of Australia were the Aborigines: http://pa.....
» 29/06/2012 10:26:08 AM Where are you from? That question could be asked for a variety of reasons. Something as s.....
» 28/06/2012 10:32:35 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You - good to be on board. Talking about your Earl. I've just lit a .....
» 28/06/2012 10:19:19 PM Dear Individual, You asked me what the original inhabitants - PRIOR to the Aborigines sai.....
» 28/06/2012 9:05:26 PM All of Australia's early settlers were boat people. And many who came after. We tend to fo.....
» 28/06/2012 8:35:03 PM Dear Josephus, Which marriage vows would you like me to read? Today most people prefer to.....
» 28/06/2012 6:45:14 PM Border Protection - Australian Style A group of friends went hiking. One had a map but n.....
» 28/06/2012 5:28:38 PM For what it's worth - I can identify with Lady Mary. She with-holds when she should yield .....
» 28/06/2012 4:30:29 PM Dear Josephus, People are entitled to a variety of opinions and to express them. However .....
» 28/06/2012 11:41:32 AM Dear Josephus, Actually you're wrong. Relationships mean just as much if not more and are.....
» 27/06/2012 4:29:07 PM cont'd ... You asked about an example - try the United States of America for one such exa.....
» 27/06/2012 2:18:39 PM Dear Josephus, You are entitled to your opinion but not your facts Sir. I have nothing mo.....
» 27/06/2012 12:20:06 PM As one writer stated a few days ago: "If asylum seekers are willing to risk their li.....
» 27/06/2012 11:59:04 AM Dear Josephus, As I stated in my previous post - there are many different patterns today .....
» 26/06/2012 9:03:40 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There you have it in a nutshell. I'll drag mine, and you'll drag y.....
» 26/06/2012 8:50:23 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I feel obliged to set the record straight for your information because you .....
» 26/06/2012 12:04:34 PM Dear Poirot, Yes - every absurdity has a champion to defend it. "I think that the u.....
» 26/06/2012 11:35:42 AM The following link may be of interest to those wanting facts rather than misinformation: .....
» 26/06/2012 11:11:13 AM Dear Poirot, This may be of some interest. It's about Michel Houllebecq - the french writ.....
» 26/06/2012 10:57:07 AM Dear DreamOn, No I haven't left yet - (not bored yet) and I certainly won't now that you'.....
» 26/06/2012 10:42:10 AM Dear Belly, Thank You for your kind words and for your support and understanding during t.....
» 25/06/2012 6:00:15 PM Dear David F., Thank You. As far as the Chaplaincy program is concerned here's the lates.....
» 25/06/2012 4:22:48 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Actually the number that The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper gives .....
» 25/06/2012 4:03:20 PM Dear David F., Section 109 of the Constitution of Australia clearly states - that laws of.....
» 25/06/2012 12:28:14 PM cont'd ... Dear David F., I forgot to add that same-sex marriages are currently not perm.....
» 25/06/2012 12:10:47 PM Dear David F., The Commonwealth Parliament is the national law-making body and is at the .....
» 25/06/2012 11:28:55 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If most of the boat people are not refugees as you now stated in yo.....
» 25/06/2012 11:01:12 AM One of the values that is important in modern Australia is - freedom of religion and secul.....
» 24/06/2012 6:49:59 PM Dear Josephus, Problems in relationships are not only confined to a certain group of peo.....
» 24/06/2012 3:18:17 PM Dear StG, I'm not sure that I fully understand the complexity of your problem. However, m.....
» 24/06/2012 2:53:11 PM Dear Poirot, I hope that's all it is. Perhaps she'll come back to us after a while. I hop.....
» 24/06/2012 1:53:03 PM Dear Ludwig, Perhaps I didn't express myself well. Nobody likes or supports an illogical.....
» 24/06/2012 1:28:22 PM The family is the most basic and ancient of all institutions, and it remains the fundament.....
» 24/06/2012 11:06:09 AM Dear Shadow Minister, My view of the Libs is backed up by history and their own actions. .....
» 24/06/2012 10:48:03 AM How did a thread on same sex marriage suddenly turn into an attack on the Catholic Church .....
» 23/06/2012 3:29:03 PM Dear Shadow Minister, On the contrary, Labor is very sensitive to the realities of modern.....
» 23/06/2012 12:12:07 PM It can be a bit frustrating for the initiators of the threads at times - but all things in.....
» 23/06/2012 11:49:53 AM In other words Mr Abbott's concepts remain the same as they've always been - the politics .....
» 23/06/2012 11:13:39 AM Dear Squeers, Posting on this forum - has been and continues to be a learning experience......
» 23/06/2012 10:51:22 AM Dear Peter Mac, It is interesting the impact of words and where they are placed, I agree......
» 22/06/2012 9:09:57 PM Dear Squeers, I prefer a pseudonym. Most of us on this forum express our opinions quite f.....
» 22/06/2012 8:49:48 PM Dear runner, Thank You for responding to my questions. And you certainly are entitled to .....
» 22/06/2012 7:49:46 PM Dear Peter Mac., I'd like to have this conversation with you in 12 months from now - afte.....
» 22/06/2012 11:18:20 AM Dear Belly, Mary Jo Fisher has admitted to being guilty that's why she has to resign. Mr .....
» 22/06/2012 11:02:10 AM Dear runner, At the root of the abortion controversy is a basic value judgement about the.....
» 22/06/2012 10:33:52 AM If Mr Abbott becomes Prime Minister, and he isn't able to repel the carbon tax - will Mr A.....
» 21/06/2012 10:04:09 PM When is it ok to kill? To me human life is so sacred that I would like to be able to say .....
» 21/06/2012 9:14:51 PM I am not correct? Of course. The carbon tax is to blame for everything. Senator George .....
» 21/06/2012 6:00:03 PM The following link explains the effects of Mr Abbott's New Tax: http://www.dailytelegraph.....
» 21/06/2012 5:42:04 PM Dear CHERFUL, We are talking about Australia aren't we? I have great confidence in our s.....
» 21/06/2012 5:09:52 PM Dear Poirot, See you on another thread my dear......
» 21/06/2012 4:54:52 PM Dear SM, Mr Abbott promised not to increase taxes prior to the last election - yet his Ma.....
» 21/06/2012 10:16:25 AM Dear Shadow Minister, If you don't stop referring to the Prime Minister in derogatory fas.....
» 21/06/2012 10:10:00 AM cont'd ... Of course that translates that Mr Abbott's pledges to "Cut the Tax,".....
» 21/06/2012 10:04:46 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Nice try to divert. Read Andrew Bolt's column - he explains what th.....
» 20/06/2012 9:22:56 PM cont'd ... I meant to add that at least the PM has the decency to allow her MPs a conscie.....
» 20/06/2012 9:16:40 PM Dear DreamOn, Of course one could question the influence of religion as far as our pollie.....
» 20/06/2012 9:01:22 PM Dear CHERFUL, Thank You for reading the article. The question of asylum seekers is a com.....
» 20/06/2012 8:37:06 PM Dear SM, Do your research old chap. Or ask Andrew Bolt. He wrote an excellent column on t.....
» 20/06/2012 8:20:06 PM Dear SM, So you think that the PM has the sole responsibility for her "lie?" Re.....
» 20/06/2012 8:00:13 PM Dear LF, Here's something that many people may not realise. Abbott's paid maternity leave.....
» 20/06/2012 5:14:05 PM Dear CHERFUL, Before you blame anyone have a thorough read of the following link: http:/.....
» 20/06/2012 5:04:09 PM cont'd ... Shadow Minister you know darn well that the only reason that Mr Abbott will no.....
» 20/06/2012 4:45:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm surprised you admitted to finding any broken promises of Tony A.....
» 20/06/2012 4:14:56 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for making my day and giving me the best laugh. I really needed it toda.....
» 20/06/2012 2:30:32 PM Dear Bazz, Public policy innovations such as the carbon tax often struggle to become wide.....
» 20/06/2012 1:51:33 PM Dear SM, Again you cite only the selective bits (of what Laurie Oakes wrote). And as for .....
» 20/06/2012 1:45:38 PM Dear LF, Amen to that!.....
» 20/06/2012 12:09:37 PM Dear CHERFUL, I don't agree with you concerning Mr Abbott. He's a politician who keeps go.....
» 20/06/2012 11:49:43 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Again with the double-standard old chap. All you have to do is Goo.....
» 20/06/2012 11:18:41 AM We live in interesting times of that there's no doubt. Alister Drysdale, of the Business S.....
» 19/06/2012 7:20:18 PM Dear SOG, Glad to see how really objective you are in your political observations. But .....
» 19/06/2012 7:11:28 PM Dear LF, "The carbon tax did it." Oh Yeah! Religious fanatics, extreme nation.....
» 19/06/2012 6:59:14 PM Dear Paul1405, A conscience vote should be allowed in Parliament on same-sex marriage in .....
» 19/06/2012 6:46:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I do try to listen to Mr Abbott - but because he keeps going down a.....
» 19/06/2012 6:33:45 PM Gentlemen, All I will say to you both is that economic credibility does count in voter la.....
» 19/06/2012 3:25:40 PM Dear runner, A few clarifications: As Ian McAuley, a lecturer in public sector finance a.....
» 19/06/2012 2:57:53 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is impossible to predict with any confidence how either party wi.....
» 19/06/2012 2:39:31 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You for the compliment. I'm only a human being, not a computer. But if .....
» 19/06/2012 2:25:09 PM Some people simply refuse to acknowledge the realities around them. 1) They want lower ta.....
» 19/06/2012 12:14:50 PM The truth is that there is no shortage of good news about the Australian economy - despite.....
» 19/06/2012 12:02:25 PM Dear runner, There's no shortage of good news about the Australian economy. As the Govern.....
» 19/06/2012 11:46:29 AM Dear Shadow Minister, As you know things in politics can change in a flash. What is promi.....
» 18/06/2012 9:15:33 PM A few more Gillard quotes: "Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovati.....
» 18/06/2012 11:50:52 AM Good Morning Shadow Minister, Mr Abbott has always been a divisive figure even within his.....
» 18/06/2012 11:38:24 AM Dear runner, Re-read my previous posts. Jeff Kennett made the decision not to grant Kirn.....
» 18/06/2012 11:08:23 AM The scenario that economic experts paint if Mr Abbott is elected as PM is rather grim. Mr .....
» 18/06/2012 10:54:33 AM Dear Belly, Ian McAuley, a lecturer in public sector finance at the University of Canberr.....
» 18/06/2012 10:21:02 AM Dear runner, The point being made is that if all previous Liberal Party MPs were granted .....
» 17/06/2012 4:21:32 PM Dear Belly, My previous comment was directed at SOG, because of his insult to you which w.....
» 17/06/2012 3:54:28 PM Judgements should be clearly labeled merely as personal opinions (or value judgements), an.....
» 17/06/2012 3:07:15 PM The equity that I'm talking about is the grace period that was allowed all Liberal MPs reg.....
» 17/06/2012 2:20:48 PM cont'd ... It seems to me that there's something dreadfully wrong with a system that give.....
» 17/06/2012 2:14:11 PM I suppose that I feel that a wrong was done by Kirner all those years ago when the laws of.....
» 17/06/2012 12:13:02 PM Dear SOG, You asked whether I support getting the "snouts out of the troughs?" .....
» 17/06/2012 11:51:50 AM Dear Belly, Australia's real GDP has outpaced every other major industrialised nation: Ca.....
» 17/06/2012 11:33:00 AM At one level - we have an administration that is willing to provide the lady with a high l.....
» 16/06/2012 12:58:54 PM Dear SOG, I've always believed that Chemtrails were trails left behind by jet aircraft - .....
» 12/06/2012 7:06:20 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You enjoy teasing me don't you? Well I won't be taking up the gaunt.....
» 12/06/2012 6:59:08 PM Dear Anthonyve, As economist Prof. Tor Hundloe has pointed out in the past: "On iss.....
» 12/06/2012 6:21:22 PM Dear runner, Please forgive my previous post to you. It was a dummy spit - and I should n.....
» 12/06/2012 6:15:42 PM Dear SPQR, Thank You. You've made me blush. And I like it......
» 12/06/2012 4:14:53 PM I've just thought of another name: Nelson Mandela......
» 12/06/2012 4:10:09 PM Dear runner, I don't belong to your congregation and you are not my preacher so kindly st.....
» 12/06/2012 4:03:28 PM Dear SPQR, I can't be held responsible for your comprehension skills old chap. But keep p.....
» 12/06/2012 4:00:18 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There is precious little diversity in your views and frankly I am t.....
» 12/06/2012 3:35:37 PM Dear Poirot, Houllebecq must be added to the list simply for being unique. Dear Houllebe.....
» 12/06/2012 3:22:36 PM cont'd ... "Subsequent centuries were marked by alternating periods of restrictivene.....
» 12/06/2012 2:50:30 PM Dear Belly, I came across this in a sociology text book, a chapter on Sexuality and Socie.....
» 12/06/2012 2:05:09 PM Dear Yabby, Walking stick? Ah, Yabster - You must be getting confused with my baton. And .....
» 12/06/2012 1:48:53 PM Dear Bazz, May I politely suggest that you re-read the previous link I gave you. The auth.....
» 12/06/2012 11:29:33 AM Dear Bazz, Have a read of the following link: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/2757748.ht.....
» 12/06/2012 11:00:02 AM Dear Shadow Minister, As usual you comprehend very little. 1) I did not "dismiss&qu.....
» 11/06/2012 4:37:36 PM Dear o sung wu, You've certainly led an interesting life by the sound of it. As for Mum .....
» 11/06/2012 4:20:37 PM Dear Belly, From my understanding - in the 1940s, 1950s, and possibly later, the governm.....
» 11/06/2012 4:03:35 PM Dear Yuyutsu, To develop your sense of humour - get a book of jokes and study them. Chee.....
» 11/06/2012 2:57:21 PM Dear Bazz, I fully understand your reaction. Sarcasm is your body's defence against ignor.....
» 11/06/2012 2:52:23 PM Supermarkets are well and good for certain items. However as I stated earlier my preferenc.....
» 11/06/2012 2:37:49 PM Dear SM, Again you don't seem to be able to comprehend what has been said in the past and.....
» 11/06/2012 12:25:07 PM Dear SM, I have no intention of challenging anything anymore with you. All I can hope for.....
» 11/06/2012 11:17:18 AM Dear Banjo, I did read the article that you mentioned by Paul Sheehan in this morning's S.....
» 10/06/2012 9:07:45 PM There is another name that should be mentioned in our lists of heroes: Dr Catherine Hamli.....
» 10/06/2012 8:58:09 PM Dear Yabby, I find things rather difficult to find in our local Coles store. It's far too.....
» 10/06/2012 8:51:33 PM Dear Yabby, Did you see 60 Minutes last Sunday on Damian Aspinall's reunion with an adult.....
» 10/06/2012 7:23:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We realise that your party has an over- riding desire that people c.....
» 10/06/2012 7:12:23 PM Dear Pericles, Another is - Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop. I had the privil.....
» 10/06/2012 6:52:29 PM Dear Poirot, For thousands of years, storytelling has been a respected medium for sharing.....
» 10/06/2012 4:42:57 PM I'm surprised that conservatives haven't brought up the subject of the "carbon Tax,&q.....
» 10/06/2012 4:28:12 PM Dear SPQR, I prefer to deal with facts, not opinion based on - untruths, myths, and spin......
» 10/06/2012 4:08:13 PM I agree with Shadow Minister. The punishment does appear to be excessive. But then the Aus.....
» 10/06/2012 3:33:21 PM Dear rehctub, I agree with you - we definitely need to support small retailers. I notice .....
» 10/06/2012 3:20:05 PM Dear Poirot, There are many people that I have admired. People like - Fred Hollows, the v.....
» 10/06/2012 2:39:14 PM cont'd ... Back on topic. In 2009, the largest number of asylum claims for an industrial.....
» 10/06/2012 2:24:40 PM Dear SPQR, I don't quite understand your reference to Howard, Costello and Co. and Mathew.....
» 9/06/2012 6:47:31 PM cont'd ... Are you retired SPQR - and do you spend your time pottering in your garden? Be.....
» 9/06/2012 6:40:49 PM Dear SPQR, As I've stated so many times in the past - we may interpret the same phenomeno.....
» 9/06/2012 5:47:54 PM Dear Belly, We need more than one liners and slogans to fix the problem. Malcolm Fraser -.....
» 9/06/2012 5:35:05 PM cont'd ... Here is another link to provide some balance to this discussion: http://www.t.....
» 9/06/2012 5:07:54 PM Dear SPQR, Try reading all of the given links. Then try comprehending what is being said .....
» 9/06/2012 2:11:52 PM Here's more food for thought: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3886792.html.....
» 9/06/2012 2:03:55 PM Here's another eye-opener: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/taxpayer-60,000-ill.....
» 9/06/2012 1:40:13 PM Its always good to do one's research before buying into the myths that abound: http://www.....
» 9/06/2012 1:26:54 PM Dear Wm Trevor, Humour is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one .....
» 9/06/2012 10:47:03 AM Dear 579, I agree with you. Policies do matter - and politicians should be judged by what.....
» 9/06/2012 10:36:45 AM Dear Ludwig, What about you? - you ask. You're included - of course. I did say - ".....
» 8/06/2012 9:23:33 PM Dear William Trevor, Thanks, I really appreciate reading that. However I have to add that.....
» 8/06/2012 8:53:22 PM Dear Anthonyve, Keep up the good work. You're doing a great job. Dear Thinker 2, As alw.....
» 8/06/2012 8:38:11 PM Dear Poirot, I have noticed that female contributors on OLO have become scarcer. I haven'.....
» 8/06/2012 2:04:48 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add that: While earlier generations often put Britain first, the .....
» 8/06/2012 1:27:07 PM Dear Poirot, It was not alliance with other nations that I was discussing. It was Austral.....
» 8/06/2012 11:27:23 AM Just to lighten things up: As Gina Rinehart said to her children: "Gimme More!".....
» 8/06/2012 11:16:11 AM Surely we are capable of standing on our own two feet as a nation - we don't need to look .....
» 7/06/2012 9:07:17 PM Dear Yabby, Thank You for the link. And I'd like to now quote to you - from the link that.....
» 7/06/2012 4:58:47 PM We can only hope that we shall continue to prosper economically as we have done thus far. .....
» 7/06/2012 4:32:23 PM Dear Yabby, How often does the Pope come to Oz compared to the Royals? And as I tried to .....
» 7/06/2012 2:29:24 PM Dear Poirot, Nurturing ties? It has to be a two way street. The cost of Charles and Camil.....
» 7/06/2012 11:24:32 AM Yes, St Paul's Cathedral is a masterpiece of English baroque architecture. And nobody can .....
» 7/06/2012 10:41:58 AM Dear Captain K, Many people hold the view that marriage is a bond between two people that.....
» 6/06/2012 6:35:01 PM Dear Captain K, For centuries, the societies of the Western world have shrouded sexuality.....
» 6/06/2012 5:50:43 PM dear o sung wu, I wish there were more "old goats" like you. Bless Your Big Gen.....
» 6/06/2012 1:27:18 PM Dear Yabby, Thank You. I hope you're right. Although you usually are. ;-).....
» 6/06/2012 1:24:34 PM "The belief that there is only one right way to live, one right way to regulate relig.....
» 6/06/2012 12:58:39 PM Dear Yabby, I agree - as I stated in my previous post - the monarchy is the Disneyland of.....
» 6/06/2012 11:02:06 AM cont'd ... Dear Belly, I've read some of the posters who claim that we owe so much to Br.....
» 6/06/2012 10:52:36 AM Dear Belly, I watched some of the Diamond Jubilee Concert on the telly last night - and c.....
» 5/06/2012 3:42:21 PM Perhaps it's time that our nation looked again at the question of our nationhood and wheth.....
» 4/06/2012 6:18:04 PM Dear rehctub, The word "marriage," is not taken. Contrary to what you and other.....
» 4/06/2012 3:26:37 PM Dear Josephus, I don't pass judgement on anyone's beliefs (providing those beliefs don't .....
» 4/06/2012 12:28:30 PM Dear Yabby, I am the wife of a rich architect? News to me. You obviously don't know much .....
» 4/06/2012 12:21:56 PM Dear Josephus, I think that the point that some people are trying to make regarding some .....
» 4/06/2012 12:10:54 PM Dear Paul1405, I also buy "The Australian Women's Weekly" and "Woman's Day.....
» 4/06/2012 11:49:44 AM Dear Yabby, I'm not the one complaining about anything - except of course for the scare t.....
» 4/06/2012 11:35:41 AM I'm a Republican and would one day like to see Australia grow into a mature independent na.....
» 3/06/2012 6:49:01 PM Dear Yabby, It appears your accounting does not apply to the masses of people who every t.....
» 3/06/2012 6:12:34 PM Dear Yabby, Just to jog your memory. There was a major out cry in recent history regardi.....
» 3/06/2012 5:49:27 PM I find it extraordinary that we're even having to have this conversation in our society to.....
» 1/06/2012 8:05:40 PM The cost of electricity is a tax write-off for all businesses. The demand for aluminium ha.....
» 1/06/2012 11:08:33 AM Dear Paul1405, Thanks for the oldie, and for confirming my point: MPs, Pollies, Oppositi.....
» 31/05/2012 7:18:09 PM Dear Paul 1405, You're probably right about conservatives and their sense of humour. Howe.....
» 31/05/2012 12:28:27 PM Dear Ludwig, It's time we all realised that having any sort of a debate with Shadow Minis.....
» 30/05/2012 11:50:36 AM cont'd ... My apologies. I made a mistake citing the link. Here it is again: http://newm.....
» 30/05/2012 11:46:20 AM Dear Belly, The following link gives us another viewpoint that's not available in the tab.....
» 29/05/2012 9:11:58 PM Dear Thinker 2, There are so many issues that I am concerned about and I, like yourself, .....
» 29/05/2012 8:46:32 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You for the link. I did watch the Seal Team sing that song live with h.....
» 29/05/2012 2:10:13 PM Dear Poirot, Seal? Oh yes please! A man who appeals to a woman's imagination is the one .....
» 29/05/2012 11:16:16 AM Dear Paul 1405, I understand your interest in Mr Thomson's case as well as your feelings .....
» 29/05/2012 10:54:06 AM Dear David F., You're absolutely right - Gypsy Rose Lee was a passionate, intelligent wom.....
» 29/05/2012 10:34:10 AM Dear Belly, I wasn't accusing you of anything. I was speaking in generalities about how w.....
» 28/05/2012 7:28:16 PM Dear Thinker 2, As always a voice of reason. So refreshing in this internet jungle......
» 28/05/2012 7:21:36 PM Dear Belly, Of course there are people who abuse the system. What I find disturbing thoug.....
» 28/05/2012 6:48:12 PM Dear Johan (OUG), I don't want to argue with you on this issue. I don't see the point. As.....
» 28/05/2012 3:00:27 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Many people don't accept the theory of evolution because it conflicts w.....
» 28/05/2012 11:25:59 AM Dear Paul 1405, The following link sums things up rather well: http://newmatilda.com/201.....
» 28/05/2012 11:01:16 AM Dear Johan (OUG), I did say - "Goodwill towards all," there is a difference the.....
» 27/05/2012 6:09:36 PM Dear Paul 1405, Now I appreciate a sense of humour as much as anyone, however - I do find.....
» 27/05/2012 3:30:15 PM Dear Belly, Your last post reflects what I feel. If we could only remove from our hearts .....
» 27/05/2012 3:13:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We shall have to wait and see what happens at the next election in .....
» 27/05/2012 3:01:13 PM Dear Poirot, Congratulations on your daughter's marriage. I imagine that the wedding woul.....
» 27/05/2012 2:42:32 PM Dear Ludwig, I watched the Insiders this morning and listened to Greg Combet's answers to.....
» 26/05/2012 6:35:54 PM Dear Ludwig, You ask if you detect some lesbianistic comment in my previous post? Not at .....
» 26/05/2012 6:30:50 PM Dear Ludwig, Yabby is right. And, the following link confirms it: http://www.smh.com.au/.....
» 26/05/2012 5:13:21 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Mr Thwackum, a character in Henry Fielding's novel, "Tom Jones,&q.....
» 26/05/2012 2:59:46 PM cont'd ... Emile Durkheim, one of the first sociologists to study religion, pointed out t.....
» 26/05/2012 2:44:26 PM Some form of religion has existed in every society that we know of. Religious beliefs and .....
» 25/05/2012 8:38:24 PM Dear Paul1405, I recently saw an interview with Rob Oakeshott on television where Mr Oake.....
» 25/05/2012 8:26:06 PM Dear runner, You have the tendency to arrogantly think that your beliefs are the "ri.....
» 25/05/2012 7:42:29 PM cont'd ... It ain't necessarily so It ain't necessarily so The things that you're liable .....
» 25/05/2012 7:36:59 PM Actually Shadow Minister you should stop singing from the same hymn sheet as your party's .....
» 25/05/2012 7:23:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, [Deleted for provocation and contributing to the likelihood that th.....
» 25/05/2012 6:56:34 PM Any piece of clothing can be sexy, with a quietly passionate woman inside it......
» 24/05/2012 9:07:05 PM Dear runner, Then you be sure to not only preach - but practice what He teaches as well.....
» 24/05/2012 6:48:38 PM Dear TC, Most people don't take the Bible literally. Even Cardinal Pell described it as .....
» 24/05/2012 6:34:39 PM Dear Thinker 2, I also live in a safe Liberal electorate. And I still remember the huge .....
» 24/05/2012 6:23:30 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The CEO of Norsk Hydro - has stated quite clearly - their predomina.....
» 24/05/2012 2:42:45 PM The ageing Kurri Kurri smelter in the Hunter owned by Norsk Hydro has been losing money fo.....
» 24/05/2012 2:10:19 PM Dear AP, Ah, but you could reincarnate Him. The possibilities are endless. In story telli.....
» 24/05/2012 11:22:56 AM Folks - you're taking this all literally. Goodness me - the title of this thread refers to.....
» 24/05/2012 11:12:38 AM Dear Paul, We need more Independents in Parliament......
» 23/05/2012 9:42:19 PM Dear TC, Good attempt - but you could have done better. You could have made the story mor.....
» 23/05/2012 9:17:03 PM Dear TBC, Thanks for raising some valid points. All the link that I gave was meant to do.....
» 23/05/2012 9:10:19 PM Well folks - I've done the best I can. I've provided you with a link that I thought summed.....
» 23/05/2012 8:57:47 PM Dear runner, Thank You for proving my point once again. As I stated earlier - sound reas.....
» 23/05/2012 8:48:14 PM I've listed this link on another thread but it probably belongs on this one: http://newma.....
» 23/05/2012 10:31:43 AM I came across the following link this morning. It sums up rather well the political mess .....
» 22/05/2012 10:14:11 PM Dear TBC, "Who would doubt the horses mouth?" I think I might have his mouth t.....
» 22/05/2012 10:03:56 PM Dear Poirot, You see Shadow Minister as a "conservative Errol Flynn?" I see hi.....
» 22/05/2012 9:49:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, No you didn't answer the questions I asked - and you don't have to .....
» 22/05/2012 9:44:28 PM Drugs - criminalise or legalise? That's a really difficult question. Drugs are extremely .....
» 22/05/2012 9:07:28 PM Dear Shadow Minister, And this from a man who supports a party full of noise and no subst.....
» 22/05/2012 9:02:01 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I always do. You should try it some time. Or do you have to ask for.....
» 22/05/2012 8:58:43 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Kindly answer the questions I asked. How do you know - and what do .....
» 22/05/2012 8:53:52 PM Dear Thinker 2, Yes, Yes, and again Yes! Well said - and so true! Bravo!.....
» 22/05/2012 8:47:45 PM Dear runner, Here's a few pointers to help you win an argument. 1) Always argue in a log.....
» 22/05/2012 8:32:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, How do you know what Mr Abbott's connection is to Mr Lawler? Can yo.....
» 22/05/2012 10:56:23 AM Dear Poirot, I fully agree with you. I didn't watch Thomson's speech in Parliament - I me.....
» 22/05/2012 10:43:30 AM Dear Shadow Minister, It seems that as usual - we won't be seeing eye-to-eye on this issu.....
» 21/05/2012 9:19:30 PM Dear Shadow Minister, While we understand that your views of Bob Carr reflect your partic.....
» 21/05/2012 12:04:59 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We don't need your confession on this forum. If you want to smoke -.....
» 21/05/2012 11:59:59 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't believe in making pre-judgements and I do support equal tre.....
» 21/05/2012 11:46:15 AM As we have seen from the various posts on various issues on this forum - people in differe.....
» 21/05/2012 11:13:12 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Its not a case of "apples and oranges," as you imply with.....
» 20/05/2012 7:13:44 PM Dear Banjo, I'll say it again. The trend of asylum seekers to Australia in the Howard yea.....
» 20/05/2012 6:40:21 PM Dear Shadow Minister, As you stated in your opening post: "Talk is cheap...I am hap.....
» 20/05/2012 4:57:48 PM A middle finger?.....
» 20/05/2012 4:55:13 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Interesting thread. So you believe that Rob Oakeshott and Tony Wind.....
» 20/05/2012 2:27:15 PM Dear Wmm Trevor, Why do OCTO-puses have TEN-tackles? Because they're suckas?.....
» 20/05/2012 1:57:24 PM cont'd ... oops - I meant to say - and you just might end up with the government that you.....
» 20/05/2012 1:55:21 PM Dear Banjo, We all have our own version of "The Truth." Mr Abbott believes that.....
» 19/05/2012 6:42:58 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thank You. That means a lot to me. Dear Hasbeen, We can't pay too.....
» 19/05/2012 4:54:01 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You stated, "Once bitten, twice shy," I fully understand......
» 19/05/2012 3:10:26 PM Girls know how to wiggle, girls know how to tease Girls know how to stay in step, they kno.....
» 19/05/2012 2:37:02 PM Isn't it better to reach for the stars than to wallow in the mud. If you aim at nothing - .....
» 19/05/2012 11:00:54 AM Dear Banjo, The point is that the election is still quite some time away regardless of h.....
» 18/05/2012 5:59:48 PM Dear runner, Whilst you have the right to an opinion - you always seem to abuse that priv.....
» 18/05/2012 2:36:30 PM Dear David F., I agree with you that "the love that proceeds from the hate of others.....
» 18/05/2012 2:26:37 PM I have always assumed that a lifetime commitment to each other was what marriage was all a.....
» 17/05/2012 9:25:36 PM I can understand the strength of feeling that Belly has for his political party. He's been.....
» 17/05/2012 11:07:53 AM We can disagree vehemently yet appropriately. Be respectful or the disrespect itself poiso.....
» 17/05/2012 10:46:06 AM Dear Dr Lachlan Dunjey, I read your article with interest and I am sorry that you have ha.....
» 16/05/2012 2:16:38 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for that. I didn't quite understand the full scope of the issue. Lets .....
» 16/05/2012 11:42:18 AM Dear Belly, I'm a bit concerned about this one and I tend to agree with Geoff Lazarus, sp.....
» 13/05/2012 4:56:03 PM Dear Poirot, I'm one of those women of whom you speak. I had a bugger of a time with brea.....
» 12/05/2012 6:32:47 PM If you have questions, queries, or require assistance you can write to: National Cultural.....
» 12/05/2012 2:58:37 PM Dear Clem Gorman, I wasn't aware that the government was "taking over," the Art.....
» 12/05/2012 11:54:29 AM Dear Peter Mac, I'm well aware of the role of the Opposition but Mr Abbott has gone well .....
» 12/05/2012 11:32:29 AM Dear Paul 1405, Exactly my sentiments but I couldn't have expressed them so beautifully. .....
» 11/05/2012 8:33:59 PM Dear Thinker 2, I remember Keating for so many things. For his "colourful language&q.....
» 11/05/2012 5:07:20 PM Dear Pericles, I'm a big fan of Italian cooking. But I've got to admit not of gnocchi. Si.....
» 11/05/2012 4:51:34 PM I don't understand how an Opposition leader given the opportunity to respond to the govern.....
» 11/05/2012 4:22:20 PM Ah, the tangled web they weave, when they consistently - practice to deceive... That's all.....
» 11/05/2012 11:26:46 AM cont'd ... It's really unfortunate that the once great Liberal Party doesn't wake-up and .....
» 11/05/2012 11:21:10 AM Dear Paul1405, I keep expecting more from the Opposition. But last night in Mr Abbott's s.....
» 10/05/2012 10:43:14 PM Dear Ludwig, I hope that you do come back to Melbourne - and not only for the tram restau.....
» 10/05/2012 6:45:56 PM Dear Belly, I don't for one minute doubt that your actions come from love. However, all.....
» 10/05/2012 10:51:00 AM Dear Belly, Here's my few thoughts - for what they're worth. My advice to you is - Take.....
» 10/05/2012 10:09:22 AM Dear wobbles, Thanks for making my day. Great analogy of yours......
» 9/05/2012 6:30:09 PM I suppose before I leave this thread and being from Melbourne - I should ask - "What .....
» 9/05/2012 3:40:32 PM Dear Shadow Minister, What the link actually did was state quite clearly, and I quote: &.....
» 9/05/2012 3:03:11 PM I came across this interesting item while researching on the web: "American soldiers.....
» 9/05/2012 2:36:36 PM Dear Paul1405, I think it's a very fair budget. The following link explains why: http://.....
» 9/05/2012 2:14:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The following link may clarify things for you: http://www.abc.net......
» 9/05/2012 10:55:48 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm not going to continue to argue with you on this subject. I coul.....
» 9/05/2012 10:43:52 AM Dear Otokonoko, Thanks for sharing Townsville with us. And I can identify with yout wish .....
» 8/05/2012 9:57:25 PM Dear Thinker 2., You obviously do see things clearly. There's obviously no bubbles in you.....
» 8/05/2012 2:52:44 PM Dear Yabby, World War II was a little before my time. We were in the US decades later. An.....
» 8/05/2012 2:31:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You obviously aren't seeing the light on this issue. Dear Rainier,.....
» 8/05/2012 2:26:58 PM Dear Yabby, I beg to differ. As far as I'm aware at large reputable hospitals and Medical.....
» 8/05/2012 2:11:43 PM Dear runner, You keep making my point for me. It is indeed the ignorant and uneducated t.....
» 8/05/2012 10:46:35 AM cont'd... Your logic is flawed. It's like saying - "When Liberals were in power - th.....
» 8/05/2012 10:44:20 AM Dear Shadow Minister, When the sun goes down and the moon comes up there is very little l.....
» 8/05/2012 10:35:26 AM Dear Yabby, In the United States - circumcision is the standard practice in hospitals. On.....
» 8/05/2012 10:28:55 AM Dear runner, Its fine to believe that you're on the right path - but to believe that your.....
» 7/05/2012 11:00:31 PM Dear DreamOn, Thanks for your advice. I've now gathered so much information on the subje.....
» 7/05/2012 10:55:48 PM Dear runner, In that case you should not be so foolish. Seek forgiveness. Or better still.....
» 7/05/2012 10:49:53 PM Ah, but that's the whole point isn't it. The words are open to interpretation - even theol.....
» 7/05/2012 7:28:59 PM Ah runner, Thanks for proving my point. A righteous God sets the standards of behaviour -.....
» 7/05/2012 7:03:15 PM Dear o sung wu., Thanks for the information about the artists. I think you're right about.....
» 7/05/2012 6:51:18 PM Dear Hasbeen, I don't know if I can offer you a satisfactory explanation of why some wome.....
» 7/05/2012 6:35:31 PM cont'd ... "It ain't necessarily so It ain't necessarily so The things that you're l.....
» 7/05/2012 6:23:49 PM "The Word of God?" Really? According to who? I thought the Bible could not be.....
» 7/05/2012 6:06:54 PM I think God would prefer an honest and righteous atheist, to a person whose every word is .....
» 7/05/2012 5:33:30 PM Dear o sung wu, I can identify with you and your wife's love of Broken Hill. And your lov.....
» 7/05/2012 12:28:29 PM Dear JayB., Wow. Sounds great! I've never been to a nudist resort. Although I have been .....
» 7/05/2012 12:24:21 PM Dear Wm.Trevor., Love it. Very clever. However - Just about every parent I know - think.....
» 7/05/2012 12:16:35 PM Folks we do have a problem. Over the past quarter century, pollution of the environment h.....
» 6/05/2012 7:04:19 PM Perhaps my niece should just toss a coin......
» 6/05/2012 6:57:53 PM Dear Individual, After decades of carelessly dumping noxious gases and particulates into .....
» 6/05/2012 6:21:05 PM Dear Belly, You reminded me of even more memories that I thought I had tucked away and fo.....
» 6/05/2012 6:01:01 PM Dear SPQR, I've really not got much more to add to this complex issue - except to say tha.....
» 6/05/2012 4:05:06 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I'm surprised that you brought up the subject of TPVs, Former Liber.....
» 6/05/2012 2:29:30 PM Dear Hasbeen, You're probably right about going back to places where we spent our youth. .....
» 6/05/2012 2:09:00 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You must be fully aware that there was a lull in world conflict fo.....
» 6/05/2012 1:50:09 PM Dear SPQR, There's been a series of allegations in the media about asylum seekers and ref.....
» 6/05/2012 11:26:20 AM Dear Poirot, Yeah, we know, and we think that's great! ;-).....
» 6/05/2012 11:20:36 AM I shall try again... In most industrialised democracies, "wedge politics" - del.....
» 6/05/2012 10:59:20 AM Dear Poirot, No, No, No. don't go! As the old adage goes - "One person with passion.....
» 6/05/2012 10:46:29 AM Dear Hasbeen, What an amazing experience. And Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm glad tho.....
» 6/05/2012 12:17:05 AM On issues which require radical solutions that are likely to harm vested economic and poli.....
» 5/05/2012 11:43:20 PM Dear Ludwig and Hasbeen, Thanks for sharing your memorable places. They sound wonderful. .....
» 5/05/2012 6:21:43 PM Dear SPQR, There will always be people who will try to abuse whatever system exists - be .....
» 5/05/2012 6:16:11 PM Dear Belly, The Great Ocean Road offers wonderful rewards. At almost every curve or crest.....
» 5/05/2012 4:31:24 PM The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) has released - "Farm Facts 2012," which s.....
» 5/05/2012 3:47:59 PM Just to get away from politics for a while - I thought it would be interesting to share wi.....
» 5/05/2012 1:53:10 PM We're not stroking his ego or compensating for anything - we simply find him interesting. .....
» 5/05/2012 11:37:41 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The greatest number of refugees come from the following countries -.....
» 5/05/2012 11:17:48 AM Dear Pelly, I've got to confess that Houellebecq used to get up my nose - something chron.....
» 5/05/2012 11:10:15 AM Dear Austin Powerless, I'm over it as well - and I agree - trust in our political system .....
» 4/05/2012 9:12:56 PM Dear Austin Powerless, Here's the link I read originally: http://newmatilda.com/2012/04/.....
» 4/05/2012 8:58:30 PM Dear Austin Powerless, Thanks for the apology. Perhaps I was being a bit "precious.&.....
» 4/05/2012 8:49:16 PM Dear Peter Mac., Are Australian banks good or bad? I used to be with the Commonwealth Ba.....
» 4/05/2012 8:38:43 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Wow - Eight-second urges? That must be some sort of record. Dear H.....
» 4/05/2012 8:05:14 PM Dear Hasbeen, My brother suggested Google Earth to me some time ago. However I keep putti.....
» 4/05/2012 1:56:33 PM Dear Houellebecq, I guess that's the norm now for inner-city suburbs. They all tend to go.....
» 4/05/2012 11:25:36 AM Dear Peter Mac, I did read about the man, aged 40, who was in the rare position of having.....
» 4/05/2012 11:08:13 AM I also don't know that much about Redfern, even though I'm originally from the Western sub.....
» 3/05/2012 11:25:00 PM Dear Ludwig, My husband who's learned to drive in the US and had driven there for approx......
» 3/05/2012 11:11:13 PM Dear Banjo, Thanks for the link. Fascinating stuff and it really helped reading all the v.....
» 3/05/2012 1:48:46 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I've been doing further reading on the topic and one particular article cla.....
» 3/05/2012 12:03:18 PM My reason for this thread is a personal one. My niece is expecting her first child and she.....
» 3/05/2012 11:44:08 AM Dear Rainier, I wouldn't pay too much attention to the media hype - especially from newsp.....
» 2/05/2012 7:10:05 PM According to a recent magazine article : - "A group of Australian doctors is campaig.....
» 2/05/2012 6:38:07 PM SM, Thanks for proving my point......
» 2/05/2012 4:33:35 PM Dear runner, I'm not going to argue with you about - "sisterhood" versus ".....
» 2/05/2012 2:37:08 PM Dear Austin Powerless, My apologies. However, I did not change your moniker in the way yo.....
» 2/05/2012 2:13:28 PM Dear csteele, Unless we are careful we could face a clash of extremes in these early days.....
» 2/05/2012 11:24:43 AM Dear runner, You keep referring to some sort of - "sisterhood," which is simply.....
» 1/05/2012 8:42:35 PM Dear Claire T., It may help your research to Google - Jeff Kennett and what he did to the.....
» 1/05/2012 8:14:26 PM Dear runner, I'm trying to simplify things for your understanding. But if it's too diffic.....
» 1/05/2012 3:36:42 PM Dear Steven, Brilliantly argued. I fully agree. You continue to surprise me......
» 1/05/2012 3:32:08 PM Dear runner, What sisterhood? I am an only girl in my family. As for claiming anything o.....
» 1/05/2012 3:20:52 PM Austin P., I shall be happy to respond to you further - when you address me by my proper.....
» 30/04/2012 7:53:07 PM Dear runner, I really can't take you or Mr Abbott seriously. You both - seem to be suffer.....
» 30/04/2012 7:20:08 PM Dear Bazz, Thank You for taking my earlier post about Mr Abbott in the way that it was me.....
» 30/04/2012 7:15:37 PM Perhaps I didn't make myself clear regarding Mr Slipper. I may have posted this on another.....
» 30/04/2012 11:28:46 AM I feel that China still has a long way to go. China is still determinedly socialist and au.....
» 30/04/2012 11:11:33 AM cont'd ... As for Thomson and Slipper, Mr Abbott is determined to become Prime Minister a.....
» 30/04/2012 11:04:55 AM Dear Rainier, As long as we continue to maintain our current political system - I very mu.....
» 30/04/2012 10:55:15 AM Dear Bazz, We can no longer afford to buy new TVs. Every time Mr Abbott appears on the sc.....
» 30/04/2012 10:48:12 AM The current government is acting constitutionally, supported by a majority of the represen.....
» 28/04/2012 6:41:04 PM Dear Belly, I'm not as critical of the PM as you are. To me she's done extremely well in .....
» 28/04/2012 12:58:16 PM Dear Belly, It's all a matter of judgement, as I said on another thread. You might look .....
» 27/04/2012 8:56:04 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add - as one commentator recently said on TV - "Yes, vote fo.....
» 27/04/2012 8:49:54 PM Dear Belly, I wish you every possible success in your radio interview -hopefully with som.....
» 27/04/2012 8:41:36 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thanks for rising to the occasion as always. I'm glad that you rec.....
» 27/04/2012 3:41:19 PM Dear csteele, If only we learned to act in accordance with our thinking. We should all be.....
» 26/04/2012 7:43:00 PM Dear Zorka, Thank You for your comments. You obviously think for yourself. Many people un.....
» 26/04/2012 7:24:01 PM "What a piece of work is man!" exclaims Hamlet in Shakespeare's play. "How.....
» 22/04/2012 10:09:26 PM The following website explains the European Arrest Warrant and its flaws in the Julian Ass.....
» 22/04/2012 9:56:49 PM Dear SM, Another correction :- Mr Slipper is an Independent Member of the House of Reps,.....
» 22/04/2012 6:56:21 PM Dear rehctub, NO - WE don't need an election now. The Opposition does! And they will us.....
» 22/04/2012 6:42:22 PM We'll know soon enough what happens next with the Julian Assange case. And what action, if.....
» 22/04/2012 6:35:19 PM cont'd ... I wonder why Mr James Hunter Ashby did not report Mr Slipper to the proper aut.....
» 22/04/2012 6:07:04 PM Dear SM, A minor correction: - As far as I know Mr Slipper has not joined the Labor Part.....
» 22/04/2012 2:51:15 PM John Hewson stated that John Howard had used Bill Heffernan "to distribute dirt to ru.....
» 22/04/2012 2:20:35 PM It's simply too convenient that this case has appeared at this time - when Labor is doing .....
» 21/04/2012 6:11:44 PM Dear Banjo, You appear to have a comprehension problem. Right from the very beginning I h.....
» 21/04/2012 1:56:29 PM Dear Banjo, I am not going to get into an argument with you about asylum seekers. Suffice.....
» 21/04/2012 11:01:08 AM Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. It will be interesting to see what happ.....
» 20/04/2012 8:28:36 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Your reference to the "sisterhood" was interesting. The f.....
» 20/04/2012 7:54:37 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Of course you're entitled to your opinion. As is runner. As am I. F.....
» 20/04/2012 6:27:00 PM Dear Hasbeen, My father's favourites used to be - "Cheyenne," "Sugarfoot,&.....
» 20/04/2012 6:16:48 PM Dear runner, What do you mean it's very unlike me to question something that doesn't appe.....
» 20/04/2012 4:06:03 PM Dear Belly, I am shocked to hear what happened to you. And I shall pray that the test res.....
» 20/04/2012 3:52:16 PM Dear Individual, I'm certainly not defending any fraudsters who try to come to this count.....
» 20/04/2012 2:25:11 PM Dear SM, I personally feel that the entire business reeks. These two women are a bit suss.....
» 20/04/2012 2:15:27 PM When people ask, "Do you believe Australia should become a multi-cultural society?&qu.....
» 20/04/2012 11:20:28 AM Dear Zorka, Contemporary expressions on Asylum seekers which have emerged in recent years.....
» 20/04/2012 10:57:35 AM Dear SM, From my understanding - Geoffrey Robertson was more critical of the prosecutor's.....
» 19/04/2012 10:53:52 PM Dear Zorka, Australia's cultural diversity is a strength which makes for a dynamic societ.....
» 19/04/2012 10:41:19 PM Dear runner, Did you not read what Geoffrey Robertson had to say on Lateline?.....
» 19/04/2012 7:33:04 PM Dear Poirot, I've ordered a couple of books to add to my reading list. One is - "Spa.....
» 19/04/2012 7:08:26 PM Dear runner, Take a look at the following website: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/conten.....
» 19/04/2012 6:44:18 PM Dear Banjo, You've missed the point completely. You can insist all you like as far as pol.....
» 19/04/2012 4:57:43 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I forgot to add that most of Assange's current legal advisers are n.....
» 19/04/2012 4:32:59 PM cont'd ... Dear SM, I'm not so sure that charges don't have to be laid in order for a pe.....
» 19/04/2012 4:17:28 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'm rather dubious I have to admit about the charges of rape coming.....
» 19/04/2012 3:21:31 PM Dear Hasbeen, Neither side of politics has any reason to feel smug about some of its past.....
» 19/04/2012 10:40:01 AM Here's another website that adds to the intrigue of this case: http://griffithreview.com/.....
» 18/04/2012 7:54:36 PM Dear DreamOn, Could you please refer to me simply as "Lexi." Thank You......
» 18/04/2012 7:46:18 PM Here's a link that I found interesting: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-04-07/ne.....
» 18/04/2012 7:16:36 PM Dear Zorka, You may find the following website of some interest. It's an opinion piece wr.....
» 18/04/2012 2:08:17 PM We're told that Julian Assange "will soon know whether he will be extradicted to Swed.....
» 18/04/2012 1:55:59 PM Dear Pericles, I forgot to mention that I've just started to watch, "The Voice,".....
» 18/04/2012 1:26:39 PM Vaya con Dios dear Glen......
» 18/04/2012 11:27:17 AM Church child abuse has been going on for decades and all the Victorian government is doing.....
» 18/04/2012 11:01:10 AM Dear Zorka, The following website may help you to understand the immigation policies in t.....
» 18/04/2012 10:40:06 AM A term under the Libs will bring people back to Labor very quickly. The cracks are already.....
» 17/04/2012 10:26:53 PM Dear Ludwig, I don't watch that much television. But there are some programs that I do en.....
» 17/04/2012 10:09:28 PM Dear SM, I wish to apologise to you for my previous post. I should not have said what I d.....
» 17/04/2012 4:17:26 PM My goodness things are getting a bit out of hand. It's only politics folks. Lighten up. Wh.....
» 17/04/2012 4:03:16 PM Dear GlenC, Have you ever had one of those days when you receive more smiles from people .....
» 17/04/2012 10:38:27 AM Dear SM, You seem to apply one set of standards to yourself and another to me and others .....
» 16/04/2012 7:27:45 PM The following website confirms what many of us have known for some time. Voters have been .....
» 16/04/2012 6:42:37 PM Tony Abbott says gays - "challenge the order of things." And: - He feels &quo.....
» 16/04/2012 6:22:23 PM Dear SM, And you know this - how? Or is this another fib?.....
» 16/04/2012 6:20:03 PM If the debate re-focuses on the Opposition's costings and plans - including its 'direct ac.....
» 16/04/2012 12:06:09 PM Dear WmTrevor, I fully understand. I have the same reaction listening to some of our poll.....
» 16/04/2012 11:59:49 AM cont'd ... BTW - the "communist" scare doesn't work anymore - only those politi.....
» 16/04/2012 11:55:38 AM Dear Hasbeen, Again with the carbon-tax scare. Opposition leader Tony Abbott has taken up.....
» 16/04/2012 11:30:31 AM Dear Poirot, Love your wit and sense of humour. Don't ever change! Dear SM, Here's some.....
» 16/04/2012 11:09:55 AM Dear GlenC, You've gone to a great deal of trouble to explain your position to me and I a.....
» 15/04/2012 6:08:41 PM Dear Shadow Minister, And what fib is that? That I know more then you do?.....
» 15/04/2012 6:02:51 PM Dear Bazz, Of course you don't keep repeating doing what you did before and expect differ.....
» 15/04/2012 5:56:31 PM I've been reading some interesting articles on Bob Brown's resignation and one of them rem.....
» 15/04/2012 2:45:35 PM Dear Belly, I read the article link from OLO that you provded on the "Lebanese probl.....
» 15/04/2012 2:16:31 PM Dear SM, I actually know more then you do. And that's not a brazen lie!.....
» 15/04/2012 2:13:32 PM Dear Hasbeen, Gee whiz - Australians have done rather well - with who they've picked as l.....
» 15/04/2012 1:48:26 PM Dear Belly, I am not defending criminals - of whatever persuasion they may be. What I am .....
» 15/04/2012 1:06:01 PM Dear Jay, Definitely. And you do the same. ;-).....
» 15/04/2012 11:14:17 AM It would mean much more to Mr Abbott's sister - if rather then welcoming her partner into .....
» 15/04/2012 10:59:59 AM cont'd ... Take a look at the history of crime in Australia from the early 1900s. Should .....
» 15/04/2012 10:51:02 AM Dear Belly, Hells' Angels and Commancheros bikie gangs are Lebanese? Come-on. Not in Melb.....
» 15/04/2012 10:33:05 AM Dear Jon, I was speaking from a general perspective. However - you of course are entitled.....
» 14/04/2012 9:27:05 PM Here's a few more links that may help clarify a few things: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/dru.....
» 14/04/2012 6:11:13 PM Dear Jay, For many years, it was widely felt that as science progressively provided ratio.....
» 14/04/2012 5:40:42 PM Dear Belly, Here's a few links for you on the subject of Sydney's Gun Crimes: http://www.....
» 14/04/2012 3:02:00 PM cont'd ... Once the people get here - they have to behave accordng to the laws of the cou.....
» 14/04/2012 2:46:31 PM Dear Banjo, Serbs and Croats - you say hate each other and continue to fight each other? .....
» 14/04/2012 11:15:10 AM As was posted earlier on this thread - "Tony Abbott comes across as an ideological .....
» 14/04/2012 10:54:34 AM Dear Banjo, What question have I not answered? I've made it quite clear that those who br.....
» 14/04/2012 10:34:50 AM Dear Hasbeen, A closed mind is like a closed book - just a piece of wood. Why don't you r.....
» 14/04/2012 10:24:48 AM Dear GlenC, You're taking Adam and Eve literally by the sound of your post. I have always.....
» 13/04/2012 7:16:45 PM Dear Paul, Thanks for this thread. It's a great tribute to a great man. Ben Eltham has wr.....
» 13/04/2012 6:47:10 PM Dear Banjo, I can't comment on something that I know very little about. I don't live in S.....
» 13/04/2012 2:27:01 PM It appears that this subject has now run its course. I'd like to Thank every one who took .....
» 13/04/2012 2:20:52 PM Dear Banjo, Historically we've always had fears - of the kind that you describe. And on t.....
» 13/04/2012 1:33:28 PM Dear maracas1, Many people accept the basic principles of evolution within the framework .....
» 13/04/2012 11:05:58 AM Well here goes - I was raised as a Catholic - I have my own private beliefs - and I'm look.....
» 13/04/2012 10:51:58 AM I'm a bit more optimisitc about the governments of this country - past and present. Becaus.....
» 13/04/2012 10:30:15 AM Dear Belly, I certainly don't have a problem with people who break our laws being held to.....
» 12/04/2012 9:35:41 PM Dear RObert, I agree with you - there are attitudes and beliefs that are based on misconc.....
» 12/04/2012 9:09:27 PM cont'd ... It was pointed out earlier that: "The Opposition's economic credentials .....
» 12/04/2012 9:00:51 PM Once again - back to the topic of this thread. As I stated earlier - the scattergun tactic.....
» 12/04/2012 8:10:00 PM Dear Belly, I've really got nothing more to say. Obviously Sydney must have changed a gr.....
» 12/04/2012 12:41:26 PM Dear Belly, Hatred usually grows as a result of being excluded and made to feel "dif.....
» 12/04/2012 12:32:04 PM Dear Paul, Barrister and human rights advocate - Julian Burnside has watched the mainstr.....
» 12/04/2012 12:06:18 PM I grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney and when I married we moved to Melbourne. From .....
» 12/04/2012 12:29:12 AM Dear Hasbeen, So I take it that you don't approve of Mr Turnbull as an alternative to Mr .....
» 12/04/2012 12:21:25 AM Dear runner, Again you have me confused with someone else. I'll be happy to reply to you .....
» 12/04/2012 12:17:00 AM Dear Belly, Studies have shown that the highest crime rates occur in the most deprived se.....
» 11/04/2012 11:46:23 PM Could we get back to the subject of this thread please. And that is - Malcolm Turnbull - a.....
» 11/04/2012 12:41:35 PM The distinguished Chief of Melbourne University Press, Louise Adler listed in The Age, her.....
» 11/04/2012 12:25:21 PM I couldn't agree more. We do need calm well reasoned and intelligent people in our parliam.....
» 10/04/2012 9:52:08 PM Dear Ludwig, You've raised some valid points. And I agree that the contest for the Prime.....
» 10/04/2012 9:14:54 PM I refer you all again to the following link: http://inside.org.au/tony-abbott-prime-minis.....
» 10/04/2012 8:53:13 PM Tony Abbott as a Rhodes Scholar? I believe he distinguished himself in the boxing ring at.....
» 10/04/2012 8:31:35 PM Of course God is cool with gay marriage. I can't understand why all the fuss by certain pe.....
» 10/04/2012 7:55:31 PM Dear Hasbeen, Sorry - but the evidence is the opposite of what you claim about Malcolm Tu.....
» 10/04/2012 4:49:38 PM Alister Drysdale in his "Business Spectator," article tells us that: "When.....
» 10/04/2012 3:39:19 PM Dear SM, Again, just because you say something. It doesn't make it so. You accuse me of o.....
» 10/04/2012 12:03:02 PM It will be interesting to see what happens if Mr Abbott begins to slide in the polls befor.....
» 10/04/2012 11:44:33 AM Dear SM, I don't intend to have any more arguments with you as far as politics goes. You .....
» 9/04/2012 7:38:38 PM Dear Hasbeen, If you want to live to a ripe old age just to see Tony Abbott as Prime Mini.....
» 9/04/2012 7:25:41 PM Dear Belly, In the link I gave earlier we're given an excellent summation which tells us .....
» 9/04/2012 6:59:53 PM Dear DreamOn, What utter nonsense. I don't exit when things "get hot," as you c.....
» 9/04/2012 4:29:34 PM Dear crackcup, If you think things are bad now - and you obviously do. Then wait and see .....
» 9/04/2012 4:16:46 PM Dear Banjo, Rubbish. We have an excellent idea of how Mr Abbott will be as Prime Ministe.....
» 9/04/2012 4:10:46 PM For those of you who are still in doubt concerning Malcolm Turnbull as an alternative to T.....
» 9/04/2012 11:55:09 AM Alister Drysdale has written quite a few articles in the Business Spectator on Malcolm Tur.....
» 9/04/2012 11:20:05 AM Dear Crackcup, Thank You for your calm, reasoned and intelligent post. I feel obliged to .....
» 8/04/2012 7:21:07 PM cont'd ... It's not what you or I think but what logic dictates......
» 8/04/2012 7:19:07 PM The following website may be of interest: http://inside.org.au/tony-abbott-prime-minister.....
» 8/04/2012 6:25:33 PM Dear runner, You seem to have me mixed up with someone else. Or are you just simply stirr.....
» 7/04/2012 9:14:13 PM A few more details about Mr Turnbull. Arjay called him a "banker." This isn't .....
» 7/04/2012 8:55:30 PM Dear NellsBells, It is a shame that what we're currently seeing - is "wedge politics.....
» 7/04/2012 8:39:34 PM Dear SM, Please explain just how Mr Brandis is exposing corruption? To what information d.....
» 7/04/2012 8:26:46 PM Dear Ludwig, Don't be concerned about Malcolm Turnbull and question his attitude towards .....
» 7/04/2012 4:54:24 PM I'm quite amazed at some of the responses. Accusations are flying with very little eviden.....
» 7/04/2012 2:06:21 PM Dear SM, Thank You for taking a more balanced view of this issue this time. However, as I.....
» 7/04/2012 11:13:47 AM Dear Banjo, Turnbull is a Liberal through and through. He will not be switching parties. .....
» 7/04/2012 10:47:28 AM Dear Flo, Thank You for your usual well-reasoned posts. It's always good to receive some .....
» 6/04/2012 9:32:55 PM I don't understand why we can't simply get along as people. What difference does it make w.....
» 6/04/2012 7:22:14 PM It's obvious from many of the posts on this forum that many people are dissatisfied with b.....
» 6/04/2012 2:24:30 PM I don't agree with the sentiment from certain males that the female leaders in Australia h.....
» 6/04/2012 1:44:22 PM Dear SM, You don't want proof. At least not the proof that I provide. You accuse me of us.....
» 5/04/2012 11:43:46 PM I certainly am not keen on "corporate speak." I suspect those who insist on usin.....
» 5/04/2012 11:12:39 PM Dear RM, I don't shop at either Coles or Woolies......
» 5/04/2012 7:29:03 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), If the PM interfered in this matter - the Coalition would then accu.....
» 5/04/2012 7:15:09 PM Dear SM, I think that you'll find if you do your research (and your local librarian will .....
» 5/04/2012 6:53:46 PM Dear SM, Unlike yours old chap - my information is always based on facts. I do my researc.....
» 5/04/2012 6:20:40 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I don't have the answers for you regarding Craig Thomson and all an.....
» 5/04/2012 3:13:04 PM As I wrote earlier - the record of female leaders is just as varied as their male counter.....
» 5/04/2012 2:52:23 PM Dear RObert, I guess that's because quite a few people are so sick and tired of the lack .....
» 5/04/2012 2:41:19 PM Dear SM, Hmmm, let's see. Should I go into detail for you and do your research. No - can'.....
» 5/04/2012 2:07:04 PM As we all know media ownership in Australia is notoriously narrow. Mainstream media offers.....
» 5/04/2012 1:43:52 PM Dear Belly, We all know where SM stands. No surprises there. And there are quite a few of.....
» 5/04/2012 10:53:26 AM Dear Flo, Apparently the Coalition, the Murdoch Press, and Shadow Minister, are either pr.....
» 5/04/2012 10:38:59 AM I'd just like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone a very Happy Easter break.....
» 5/04/2012 10:32:24 AM Dear SM, Hard to penetrate concrete so I'm not even going to try. The facts are there for.....
» 5/04/2012 10:18:55 AM Dear Paul, Inspiring post. Extremely well argued. I had the pleasure of meeting and talki.....
» 4/04/2012 6:40:38 PM Dear Belly, Tha Howard government neglected our surface transport- our interstate roads, .....
» 4/04/2012 2:42:54 PM Dear Belly, I often wonder the same thing about people who desegrate someone's grave. Why.....
» 4/04/2012 2:33:28 PM Dear Individual, What actions are those of Mr Abbott's? The following article explains t.....
» 3/04/2012 10:28:42 PM Dear Individual, Sorry - won't wash. His actions speak louder than your words old chap. A.....
» 3/04/2012 10:15:55 PM Dear Poirot, So glad to finally read a post that puts things into their proper perspectiv.....
» 3/04/2012 9:25:13 PM At all times, vigilance is the price of liberty. ... The measure of our society over hist.....
» 3/04/2012 9:08:02 PM Dear Jay, The memories of those who perished at the hands of the two evil tyrants Hitler .....
» 3/04/2012 8:54:02 PM Dear Steven, I won't ask you how has the PM proven to be hopeless because obviously I don.....
» 3/04/2012 7:59:01 PM Choosing a theme for an anthology of Australian poetry in my final year at uni was not an .....
» 3/04/2012 7:22:06 PM Dear Jay, Hitler and Stalin both despised and mistrusted democracies. Both were accomplis.....
» 3/04/2012 7:08:13 PM Dear Individual, I can't help you. It appears you have a perception problem if after re-.....
» 3/04/2012 7:01:56 PM Dear spindoc, My husband gave me a cofee mug a few years ago with rabbits all over it. An.....
» 3/04/2012 6:43:32 PM Dear spindoc, I'm sorry that I've somehow disappointed you. Runner understood what I was .....
» 3/04/2012 12:02:08 PM cont'd ... I forgot to mention that what you're proposing in the interests of "scien.....
» 3/04/2012 11:52:08 AM Dear runner, Bless You......
» 3/04/2012 11:43:04 AM Dear Steven, To each his own. As Grouch Marx once exclaimed: "He may look like an .....
» 3/04/2012 11:36:45 AM Dear Individual, Talking about vindictiveness. Kindly re-read your last post. Shame on .....
» 3/04/2012 11:33:52 AM Dear runner, This isn't about me old chap. It's about the language you're using and the j.....
» 3/04/2012 11:26:49 AM Dear Johan (OUG), What's good about 'Good Friday'? 'Good Friday' for believers has as mu.....
» 3/04/2012 11:00:19 AM Dear runner, You say that you're a Christian? You'd never guess it from your posts......
» 2/04/2012 7:24:31 PM Dear Steven, If you want entertainment - then you can't go past Bob Katter, Barnaby Joyce.....
» 2/04/2012 6:41:13 PM They shall grow not old As we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them Nor the year.....
» 2/04/2012 6:24:15 PM Dear Steven, Not going to happen. The acquisition of knowledge always comes at a price, I.....
» 2/04/2012 2:26:43 PM I would have thought that the record of female politicians is just as varied as their male.....
» 1/04/2012 1:23:19 PM Dear Individual, This one's for you: http://www.catapultsports.com/?gclid=CLDg79rXkq8CFd.....
» 1/04/2012 1:04:24 PM Dear haygirl, Yes it was under the public health scheme that he had his by-pass operation.....
» 31/03/2012 11:11:33 AM Dear haygirl, I can't really blame my sister-in-law. We've always been regarded as the r.....
» 31/03/2012 9:53:13 AM Dear haygirl, Fair enough. And you're probably right. However, I still can't forget the.....
» 30/03/2012 6:14:05 PM Dear haygirl, I've always believed in being prepared for anything. So we're insured up to.....
» 30/03/2012 6:04:45 PM We have attended the Dawn service at the War Memorial here in Melbourne for a couple of ye.....
» 30/03/2012 5:53:02 PM Dear Hasbeen, Mountain bikes can be dangerous. However my son is the owner of a chain of .....
» 30/03/2012 3:32:07 PM Dear Hasbeen, My sons do not sit on chairs and watch television. Neither are they fat. Th.....
» 30/03/2012 3:02:01 PM Here's a link that some of you may enjoy: http://newmatilda.com/2012/03/28/cancans-one-pa.....
» 30/03/2012 9:46:16 AM As a mother and a gran - I know my choice would be for a "mortal" child than an .....
» 30/03/2012 9:38:29 AM Dear David f., Thank You for your posts. Refreshing to read something that doesn't run al.....
» 29/03/2012 11:09:50 AM I don't know what the answer is to this problem when youngsters engage in such dangerous s.....
» 29/03/2012 11:02:52 AM Dear Belly, Here's another point of view on the asylum seeker issue that you may find int.....
» 29/03/2012 10:25:42 AM I get my information from a variety of sources. As everybody knows. However as one poster .....
» 28/03/2012 6:21:11 PM Dear Belly, I agree with Joe (Loudmouth) - you are a very wise man. And so is csteele. An.....
» 28/03/2012 2:44:08 PM Dear csteele, How many grooves on a 45rpm? One (spiraling) on each side. In other words.....
» 28/03/2012 2:37:36 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Belly, csteele, and others, My respect for the ANZACS is without re.....
» 28/03/2012 11:41:16 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Re-read what I wrote. Dear Poirot, I am totally in awe of you so .....
» 28/03/2012 11:32:55 AM I would just like to add a few comments about "newspolls." I recently read an i.....
» 28/03/2012 10:35:48 AM Dear Belly, The post was not directed at you. And I fully understand what you and others .....
» 27/03/2012 5:24:51 PM I didn't realise that I was defending anyone. Merely questioning a few things. And trying .....
» 27/03/2012 10:48:05 AM We all know that polls are not exactly accurate and don't tell the full story. They can be.....
» 27/03/2012 10:42:22 AM Dear Individual, Well I guess there's nothing more to be said between us. I genuinely bel.....
» 27/03/2012 10:24:23 AM I think that my son has raised a valid point. I looked up the election results - and they.....
» 26/03/2012 11:00:50 PM Dear Individual, You really are becoming offensive. And that is a sign of someone who doe.....
» 26/03/2012 10:29:16 PM cont'd ... BTW - Anna Bligh retained her seat. So it is obvious that it was not a backlas.....
» 26/03/2012 10:26:42 PM My son asked me an interesting question this evening. And its this: "Would the Libe.....
» 26/03/2012 6:14:50 PM Dear Belly, I totally agree - the 2010 report probably did end up in the bin. Besides we .....
» 26/03/2012 6:06:17 PM Dear Belly, You're right. We should stop giving the man a platform......
» 26/03/2012 11:29:01 AM Dear Ludwig, Thanks for the link. It appears that this is a storm in a teacup - based on .....
» 26/03/2012 11:18:01 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), All Australians are free to follow any religion they choose, so lon.....
» 26/03/2012 11:03:40 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Thanks for that. You brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my e.....
» 26/03/2012 10:46:37 AM Do you realise that the UK is the most "multicultural" nation in the world? Star.....
» 26/03/2012 10:28:27 AM cont'd ... As for schools banning certain celebrations due to certain religious beliefs? .....
» 26/03/2012 10:24:06 AM Dear rehctub, Whatcha talking about old chap - which "multiculturals" are they?.....
» 26/03/2012 10:13:20 AM Talking about distant memories and lessons to be learned ... How many Prime Ministers wer.....
» 26/03/2012 9:49:15 AM It isn't very prudent to make predictions in the political arena. Things can change very q.....
» 25/03/2012 9:38:43 PM Dear Ludwig, I love "Over The Rainbow." I also love Simon and Garfunkel, especi.....
» 25/03/2012 9:17:24 PM I sincerely hope that the new Queensland Premier will not disappoint and will turn out to .....
» 25/03/2012 5:40:54 PM I'll leave all the dissection and analysis of the Queensland election results to the exper.....
» 25/03/2012 10:16:15 AM Politics - isn't it fun? Hello, Hello, Hello, how - low. Now to be serious for a moment......
» 24/03/2012 10:31:50 PM I wasn't going to comment on this thread simply because when I read that Tony Abbott had s.....
» 24/03/2012 7:12:28 PM cont'd ... BTW - I'm not advocating any sort of "religious stance," you obvious.....
» 24/03/2012 7:05:58 PM Hi Jay, I'm not sure that you understood what I posted earlier - so I'll repeat it here f.....
» 24/03/2012 6:48:52 PM Dear Belly, I agree with you. Sound reasoning will conquer unreasonable generalisations e.....
» 24/03/2012 2:43:21 PM Dear Individual, I strongly disagree with you. Those sort of views disempowers people by .....
» 23/03/2012 1:03:47 PM Rober Kennedy was gunned down in 1968. Very few people realise today that Robert Kennedy .....
» 22/03/2012 12:47:52 PM Dear Belly, Speaking about "niceness." I remember reading Margaret Whitlam's b.....
» 22/03/2012 9:41:30 AM cont'd ... Just to help you out, the name of the Bill is: Migration Legislation Amendmen.....
» 22/03/2012 9:25:31 AM I challenge all of you Liberal supporters to come up with anything positive just once for .....
» 21/03/2012 9:03:00 PM Dear csteele, Thanks for this thread. It's been fun and can be moorish so I'd better qui.....
» 21/03/2012 8:33:51 PM Dear SM, Frontal-lobe deficiency is your area of expertise not mine. I've never seen a .....
» 21/03/2012 7:34:09 PM Dear SM, Kindly go back and read the link I gave earlier. It explains things in detail. O.....
» 21/03/2012 12:08:04 PM Dear SM, Well, now I'm really surprised. I've assumed that you've already had a lobotomy.....
» 21/03/2012 11:56:14 AM Dear SM, Have you actually read the Bill? Because what you're saying is not correct. Ki.....
» 21/03/2012 10:38:27 AM Dear Individual, Cheer up. That's politics. We can only deal with things as they come up .....
» 21/03/2012 10:22:11 AM Dear Banjo, Sorry - but you don't make any sense. Go back and re-read your early post. I .....
» 21/03/2012 9:37:38 AM Dear Individual, It's always good to read several versions of the issues under discussion.....
» 21/03/2012 9:21:45 AM Dear Individual, Who knows - people can speculate all they want - and of course the media.....
» 21/03/2012 9:13:46 AM Dear Banjo, You owe Labor and posteers on this thread an apology. You're the one who's &q.....
» 20/03/2012 9:56:18 PM Dear ilaskari, Welcome to the Forum, and what an unusual moniker you've chosen. Finnish a.....
» 20/03/2012 9:32:14 PM Dear csteele, Thank You for the 5 ships puzzle. I also must confess that I've done it pre.....
» 20/03/2012 9:22:14 PM Dear SM, Stop being such a Liberal!.....
» 20/03/2012 5:58:05 PM Dear 579, Positive policies and outcomes will always trump scare tactics and slogans like.....
» 20/03/2012 5:35:11 PM Dear Bonmot, My next door neighbour is still working on it. I gave it to him this afterno.....
» 20/03/2012 3:38:54 PM Dear SM, Putting it as politiely as possible - you're now simply stirring. If Mr Abbott w.....
» 20/03/2012 1:33:21 PM I found this one on the web: It is purported that Einstein said 98 percent of the world's.....
» 20/03/2012 11:12:12 AM Dear SM, As you know circumstances changed and the PM became part of a minority governmen.....
» 20/03/2012 10:39:24 AM Dear Ludwig, So many beautiful voices, so many emotive lyrics. Nobody sings "Old Man.....
» 20/03/2012 10:20:51 AM Here's the answer to my earlier puzzle: He was on a traffic island and was hit by a car. .....
» 20/03/2012 10:05:14 AM Dear Banjo, The only constant in life is change. Parish records are only a very limited s.....
» 19/03/2012 10:47:45 PM This is somewhat lame (along the lines of the hanged man and the pool of water) but here .....
» 19/03/2012 10:22:11 PM Dear Ludwig, Eva Cassidy - amazing talent. "Fields of Gold" is a favourite. St.....
» 19/03/2012 10:09:38 PM Voters prior to the next election will need to pick apart both Labor and the Coalition's p.....
» 19/03/2012 9:50:08 PM Dear Banjo, I repeat that you need to Google the meaning and origin of words and names to.....
» 19/03/2012 7:03:40 PM Talking about classics. I looked up a few lyrics of some golden oldies - that just may s.....
» 19/03/2012 6:29:07 PM Dear Individual, The Coalition has to firstly give me at least one good reason as to why .....
» 19/03/2012 6:17:52 PM cont'd ... Or do you find it "aspirational?".....
» 19/03/2012 6:15:56 PM Dear SM, Are you happy with the uselessness of the current Liberal front benchers due to .....
» 19/03/2012 6:08:48 PM Dear SM, Would you still be spouting the same old lines if Malcolm Turnbull was the leade.....
» 19/03/2012 3:03:12 PM Would Da Vinci have managed to be such a genius if he'd been spending his days working ret.....
» 19/03/2012 2:23:10 PM Dear SM, That's not true. From memory Labor has been willing to negotiate and discuss iss.....
» 19/03/2012 2:09:34 PM Dear Banjo, You can disagree about words all you like. It doesn't make you right. What yo.....
» 19/03/2012 1:42:54 PM Dear Hasbeen, Such is life. But at least the memories have lasted a lifetime. (sigh)......
» 19/03/2012 9:51:31 AM Dear csteele, Beautifully stated! Taste in The Arts, as we know is subjective. And you c.....
» 19/03/2012 9:21:35 AM cont'd ... I am truly amazed at the lunacy that prevails under Mr Abbott's current leader.....
» 19/03/2012 9:17:25 AM Dear SM, You argument has no rationality. You seem to be following Mr Abbott's rantings. .....
» 19/03/2012 8:58:11 AM Dear SM, You're only proving my point. This should not be a political game of "wedge.....
» 19/03/2012 8:51:29 AM Dear Hasbeen, What happened to her after 19 years? Perhaps that's a clue as to whether sh.....
» 18/03/2012 7:37:11 PM Interesting. Words change their meaning as we know and as it happens dictionary entries a.....
» 18/03/2012 5:27:54 PM Dear Suse, I'm still laughing!.....
» 18/03/2012 5:11:42 PM Dear Individual, Well said. We can only hope that consensus can eventually be reached by .....
» 18/03/2012 12:41:56 PM Dear Individual, I think you need to do a bit of research into the purpose of public art.....
» 18/03/2012 12:38:23 PM Dear SM, Our taxation system is badly in need of reforms. As are other areas such as hea.....
» 18/03/2012 12:29:47 PM Dear Individual, Regardless of what you believe - the Pacific Solution was a very expensi.....
» 18/03/2012 10:53:21 AM In the 1950s and 1960s, Australians were becoming more and more aware of the fact that Aus.....
» 18/03/2012 10:24:02 AM cont'd ... It's not as if the mining industry is creating something out of nothing - like.....
» 18/03/2012 10:16:26 AM Dear SM, I agree with most of what you've stated in your last post. It's an excellent sum.....
» 18/03/2012 9:53:49 AM It seems to me that part of the overall problem in our current political situation is the .....
» 17/03/2012 5:59:47 PM Dear SM, You describe the new look Labor front bench as a bunch of "amateurs" e.....
» 17/03/2012 5:32:13 PM Dear Belly, All this "wedge politics," - that deliberately creates a division b.....
» 17/03/2012 1:22:24 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for this thread. Both political parties support offshore processing o.....
» 17/03/2012 11:45:55 AM Dear Crackcup, We need to make our voices heard. Lobby our MPs, write letters to newspap.....
» 17/03/2012 11:40:04 AM Dear SM, Your comment about the mining industry needs to be clarified. You stated that th.....
» 17/03/2012 11:20:15 AM Dear Anthony, In the US people have long regarded the Democrats as the party more likely .....
» 17/03/2012 10:57:09 AM Dear Pelly, Hear! Hear!.....
» 16/03/2012 7:23:17 PM cont'd ... I don't think that Winston Churchill meant the quote that Shadow Minister used.....
» 16/03/2012 7:10:23 PM Dear Anthonyve, Why do these curious myths about the poor persist? The ideology that legi.....
» 16/03/2012 4:56:07 PM Can music out-rate smells? It sure can especially when it: "Smells Like Teen Spirit.....
» 16/03/2012 3:02:46 PM Dear Ludwig, I think Victor Hugo summed things up rather well when he said: "Music .....
» 16/03/2012 1:56:48 PM Dear Crackcup, Nuclear reactors produce notoriously hazardous wastes. Most of it is ".....
» 16/03/2012 11:29:04 AM cont'd ... One major contribution that the current government can make to this nation is .....
» 16/03/2012 11:25:24 AM I listened to the NT Minister expressing his concern on the news. What he said made a lot .....
» 15/03/2012 9:45:52 AM Dear csteele, Perhaps I didn't express myself well. An element essential for personal gro.....
» 14/03/2012 6:31:28 PM Dear csteele, Word association games are excellent. There was a time when teachers and r.....
» 14/03/2012 2:06:03 PM The true measure of a civilisation is how it treats its weakest and most vunerable members.....
» 14/03/2012 1:45:14 PM Dear csteele, I'm impressed - and your family sounds awesome. I also thought that laught.....
» 14/03/2012 11:03:20 AM Dear csteele, What did the young Lexi think of the original Little Red Riding Hood tale? .....
» 13/03/2012 11:24:37 AM Dear Anthonyve, Great thread! There should be some interesting responses. We do need to d.....
» 13/03/2012 10:51:10 AM Dear csteele, I agree with your last statement. It is important how others treat us. It d.....
» 12/03/2012 10:45:09 PM cont'd ... And here's another one I just remembered: One Saturday evening in mid June a .....
» 12/03/2012 10:30:51 PM Dear ybgirp, Glad you liked the joke. As for confession and how it made me feel? I can'.....
» 12/03/2012 5:59:48 PM Dear Paul, We had one guy who came to work carrying a wooden cross. He would lean it up a.....
» 12/03/2012 4:12:49 PM Dear Steven, Just to clarify a few points: The US army did NOT begin investigating My La.....
» 12/03/2012 3:18:05 PM cont'd ... My apologies - the movie was called, "The Green Berets.".....
» 12/03/2012 3:13:58 PM Dear Steven, As you say - it's hard to know who to believe in this case. However the mil.....
» 12/03/2012 2:46:56 PM Dear SM, There's a new thread that has just been started by Anthonyve - "The Measure.....
» 12/03/2012 2:36:50 PM Dear Poirot, Glad you liked that one - it's one of my favourites. Ah, the memories of a .....
» 12/03/2012 10:59:51 AM To me smell is indeed personal - and a trigger for memories. When I was little - the sweet.....
» 12/03/2012 10:41:20 AM The courts have apparently upheld the right of the employers of these two women - who were.....
» 11/03/2012 11:04:49 AM I'm still here as well - like a sponge soaking everything up. What a great thread this has.....
» 10/03/2012 2:24:03 PM Dear Thinker 2, Well said. A small number of elites increasingly feel they have the righ.....
» 9/03/2012 7:34:11 PM Dear SM, What wild and outrageous statements. The Coalition had the good fortune to hol.....
» 8/03/2012 9:12:05 PM Dear Thinker 2, Australia's "fair go," is under threat from the rising power of.....
» 8/03/2012 1:58:41 PM Dear SM, Your arguments are indeed looking shabby as Thinker 2, pointed out. We all know .....
» 7/03/2012 5:47:26 PM Dear SM, I would love to be proven wrong in just about every case However so far the reco.....
» 6/03/2012 7:41:48 PM Dear Pericles, Geir Haarde was Prime Minister from 2006 up until early 2009. The State di.....
» 6/03/2012 7:08:12 PM Please excuse me for jumping back into this discussion and blame me for my warped sense of.....
» 6/03/2012 6:52:56 PM cont'd ... BTW - Thank You for your concern however I don't drive or operate heavy machin.....
» 6/03/2012 6:32:16 PM Dear SM, How did I get it wrong? You mean to say that conservatives do believe that bot.....
» 6/03/2012 11:00:56 AM Dear Thinker 2, The concept of the Opposition is the politics of money and power. Theirs .....
» 5/03/2012 3:11:48 PM I am fully aware that the role of the Opposition is to assess and test government actions .....
» 5/03/2012 2:51:26 PM I support Saint Vincent de Paul Society in my hometown. Because the Society's own research.....
» 4/03/2012 4:36:45 PM Dear rehctub, Not good enough. We all are aware of the role of government. However you d.....
» 4/03/2012 9:50:33 AM Hi everyone - I'm back and all's well. Dealing with elderly parents takes a lot of patienc.....
» 4/03/2012 9:40:30 AM Give the man a break. He hasn't even started the job yet and already the knives are out. H.....
» 3/03/2012 10:57:01 AM Dear csteele, You've raised some interesting points. I must apologise however as I simply.....
» 3/03/2012 10:48:16 AM Dear rehctub, Why just once why don't you come up with something new - like placing a bit.....
» 3/03/2012 10:43:46 AM Sometimes dreams do come true - even in politics. Apparently Bob Carr has wanted this job.....
» 2/03/2012 1:58:38 PM Dear Yabby, I'll let you have the last word as long as you understand that you're wrong. .....
» 2/03/2012 1:53:28 PM Dear csteele, Smell is an irresistible lure - especially as far as sex is concerned and .....
» 2/03/2012 8:56:35 AM Dear Yabby, You shouldn't be offended if Thinker 2 chooses to no longer respond to your a.....
» 1/03/2012 6:28:02 PM Dear Indy, The same can be applied to both sides of politics. The Libs have been coasting.....
» 1/03/2012 6:22:17 PM Dear csteele, Interesting subject - humour. According to survey done by psychologists in .....
» 1/03/2012 6:01:11 PM Dear Banjo, I totally agree with you - Labor should learn from its mistakes - and all the.....
» 1/03/2012 4:21:17 PM Dear Poirot, P.G. Wodehouse's reminds me somewhat of David Niven fine sense of the absurd.....
» 1/03/2012 3:59:54 PM Dear SM, Time will tell which of us is correct. We can argue backwards and forwards ad in.....
» 1/03/2012 1:59:12 PM Dear SM, You're spouting the usual mantra fed by sections of the media which are clearly .....
» 1/03/2012 1:44:38 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for that. I hear you loud and clear. As I stated previously - it's e.....
» 1/03/2012 10:25:13 AM cont'd ... BTW - I read the excellent article by Hitchens. Mel Brooks summed up the diff.....
» 1/03/2012 10:05:04 AM Dear csteele, Thank You for your eloquent posts. As always you've raised the bar in this .....
» 1/03/2012 9:55:42 AM Dear Banjo, You should ask yourself why the Labor supporters are making the suggestion as.....
» 1/03/2012 9:52:17 AM Dear SM, Lets face it - the current government is doing an admirable job in an increasing.....
» 1/03/2012 9:42:18 AM Dear TBC, If what you're saying is true then where did the elected Labor MPs come from an.....
» 29/02/2012 10:14:49 PM Dear Belly, Excellent attitude on your part - one to be admired. I think we all realise .....
» 29/02/2012 9:57:36 PM Dear Poirot, I'm with you on this one. Mr Abbott only won the leadership by one vote. Onc.....
» 29/02/2012 9:49:32 PM Dear Thinker 2, I admire your patience and civility. It is a sad political fact that the.....
» 29/02/2012 6:52:56 PM Ah, toilet humour ... A guy sits in front of the TV all day farting like there's no tomor.....
» 29/02/2012 1:22:31 PM cont'd ... I still remember standing on the deck of the P & O Orient liner outside of Van.....
» 29/02/2012 1:13:49 PM I've got a couple of questions. Could anyone take a look at the make-up of the current Li.....
» 29/02/2012 10:45:14 AM Dear Otokonoko, Smells are very central to memory. Thank You for sharing your experiences.....
» 29/02/2012 10:19:30 AM The PM polled 71 per cent with Mr Rudd 31. She won the leadership quite substantially and .....
» 28/02/2012 11:19:23 PM Dear ybgrip, Thank You for the book, "The Emperor of Scent," by Chandler Burr. .....
» 28/02/2012 7:37:44 PM Dear csteele, You could never be a bore. You're far to literate. Plus you don't drone on .....
» 28/02/2012 7:30:08 PM Dear Poirot, Here's a quote from one of my favourites - Dorothy Parker: "Razors pai.....
» 28/02/2012 5:12:36 PM Dear Yabby, Wrong again. Librarians are not book sorters. They are information providers.....
» 28/02/2012 3:19:03 PM Dear Yabby, Poor show. And - to correct you again - (getting a bit tedious)... Libaries.....
» 28/02/2012 2:57:28 PM I can't get freshly baked bread, the fragrance of pine, the aroma of coffee, good and stro.....
» 28/02/2012 2:38:00 PM Dear Yabby, Wrong again. I do not rely on the information of only one academic. I merely .....
» 28/02/2012 11:57:57 AM Dear Yabby, Ian McAuley a lecturer in public sector finance at the University of Canberra.....
» 28/02/2012 11:24:54 AM You're right about the sense of smell. It's one of our basic senses. Some animals use it t.....
» 28/02/2012 11:04:41 AM Dear Yabby, Kindly don't patronise me with your own - "thingies." I don't quali.....
» 28/02/2012 10:44:51 AM cont'd ... Although I'm not sure that I would go back and re-read it......
» 28/02/2012 10:42:45 AM The skill of writing is the skill of using words. And Suskind certainly wields the words t.....
» 28/02/2012 10:27:40 AM Dear Yabby, You're right about some of the best and the brightest not wanting to be polit.....
» 27/02/2012 11:34:32 PM Julia Gillard has clearly demonstrated her ability to lead in the way she has handled this.....
» 27/02/2012 11:25:44 PM Peter Costello working for BKK ? Isn't that the outfit set up by former Goldman Sachs & C.....
» 27/02/2012 11:04:53 PM Dear Hasbeen, Mr Rudd has said in his speech on television that he bears no ill-feeling t.....
» 27/02/2012 3:58:46 PM Dear Houellie, Thanks for making me laugh out loud. We need more from you on this Forum!.....
» 27/02/2012 2:19:41 PM Dear Poirot, I found Patrick Suskind's novel, "Perfume," deeply disturbing. As .....
» 27/02/2012 1:57:20 PM cont'd ... We should now be asking the question - "Does Tony Abbott deserve to survi.....
» 27/02/2012 1:48:27 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Oh Ye of Little Faith! Don't be so sure! Mr Rudd told us that he w.....
» 27/02/2012 1:39:06 PM What a great day for Labor! Listening to Mr Rudd and to the PM as well - makes one realise.....
» 27/02/2012 11:56:34 AM The figures were 71 votes for the PM, 31 votes for Mr Rudd. The PM has retained her leader.....
» 27/02/2012 11:47:06 AM The PM has retained her leadership. It is now up to her to get on with the job. And for Mr.....
» 26/02/2012 5:14:19 PM Dear Jayb, There are politicians and there are politicians. We have our fair share of sea.....
» 26/02/2012 4:47:40 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Ian McAuley, a lecturer in public sector finance at the University .....
» 26/02/2012 3:06:26 PM Dear Jayb, Winning at someone else's expense is an old paradigm and an increasingly obsol.....
» 26/02/2012 2:51:43 PM Dear Yabby, Just for the record I'd like to quote from Ian McAuley's article on the web. .....
» 26/02/2012 1:16:48 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You've made me blush with all your kind words. As for Mr Rudd? I ca.....
» 25/02/2012 9:16:28 PM There's an awful lot of misinformation going around currently about how "difficult,&q.....
» 25/02/2012 10:19:52 AM Dear Bazz, Sorry but I don't tend to use "rhetoric" and "spin," I hav.....
» 25/02/2012 10:02:23 AM What a mess! I can't for the life of me understand why Mr Rudd did not allow things to tak.....
» 24/02/2012 8:07:26 PM Dear Belly, Caucus knows that Mr Rudd will not tolerate their influence and that he also .....
» 24/02/2012 7:55:24 PM Dear Indy, The voters will get it right in 2013......
» 24/02/2012 4:51:12 PM Dear Belly, Of course some women are controlling - for a variety of reasons. But it doesn.....
» 24/02/2012 4:26:10 PM Dear Indy, Can we really afford Mr Abbott and Co? Isn't it time for the Libs to have a le.....
» 24/02/2012 4:22:53 PM Dear Belly, Do you really believe that Mr Rudd will be able to get rid of the influence o.....
» 24/02/2012 2:55:57 PM Dear Hasbeen, A few months sailing around your old haunts? Sounds wonderful - but can't b.....
» 24/02/2012 1:21:29 PM Dear Hasbeen, We'll know soon enough about Mr Rudd. Watch TV around 1.30 today. What am I.....
» 24/02/2012 11:29:09 AM Dear Banjo, The sad thing about all this is that this fight is not about policy but about.....
» 24/02/2012 11:02:26 AM I am beginning to be convinced that Mr Rudd should NOT challenge at this time for the lead.....
» 24/02/2012 10:50:57 AM My advice to Mr Rudd at this time is NOT to challenge the PM for leadership of the Party. .....
» 23/02/2012 12:41:36 PM I would assume that those of us who are interested in politics are all watching with antic.....
» 23/02/2012 10:52:47 AM cont'd ... The big disadvatnge of the Australian Parliamentary System is - the fact that .....
» 23/02/2012 10:43:20 AM Does Julia deserve to survive? If you believe what the media tells us (and the polls) the.....
» 15/02/2012 2:59:27 PM Dear Yabby, What an old fashioned quaint idea - "No more nookies for a month?" .....
» 15/02/2012 11:48:18 AM Dear Belly, Of course there are controlling women. The same as there are controlling men......
» 15/02/2012 11:41:20 AM I'm not sure that banning poker machines is the answer - but certainly we do need law refo.....
» 10/02/2012 4:30:48 PM I don't see the necessity of an Office of Religious Freedom in Australia. All Australians .....
» 8/02/2012 5:50:20 PM Dear SM, I'll leave you to your negativity. I prefer to be a bit more optimistic (and gra.....
» 8/02/2012 10:33:29 AM Dear csteele, Please don't apologise for the advice you're giving me. It is deeply apprec.....
» 8/02/2012 10:21:39 AM Dear SM, I cited an article from The Age. And the PM is the preferred leader. We shall se.....
» 7/02/2012 6:20:12 PM Dear csteele, I've just read an interesting article in The Age. I'll quote a bit of it he.....
» 7/02/2012 6:06:18 PM Interesting times we live in. In a recent article in The Age - the following caught my eye.....
» 7/02/2012 2:35:18 PM I also grew up with the novels of Charles Dickens. And I must admit that although Dickens .....
» 7/02/2012 1:49:28 PM Dear Suse, I'm so glad that you're back and posting again. Thanks for your advice. My GP .....
» 6/02/2012 10:12:05 AM Do we believe what the media tells us? Personally (and I could be wrong) I don't think tha.....
» 6/02/2012 9:58:27 AM Dear Anti, Today we're desperately seeking solutions - whether its to climate change, wat.....
» 6/02/2012 9:46:14 AM Dear RObert, Thanks for the positive references. Technology is only as harmful as humans.....
» 5/02/2012 6:07:23 PM cont'd ... "Some will not like the idea of redistributing material wealth, but it is.....
» 5/02/2012 5:45:08 PM Dear Yabby, The foundation for recognising the vulnerability of our planet was being laid.....
» 5/02/2012 5:04:10 PM cont'd ... Talking about the variety of doctors out there. My previous GP was extremely c.....
» 5/02/2012 2:20:49 PM Dear Poirot, Hasbeen, csteele, Thanks to you all for your excellent advice. I will cut ou.....
» 5/02/2012 2:13:00 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for this thread. I wonder statistically how many women used to post t.....
» 5/02/2012 11:47:32 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. However I only drink coffee once a day (lunch time). But pe.....
» 5/02/2012 10:37:55 AM Dear SPQR, Don'r forget - "Lithuanians and Lets do it!" Metaphors be with you.....
» 5/02/2012 10:33:37 AM Dear Indy, We are all aware of the fact that over the past decades religious fervour has .....
» 5/02/2012 10:17:04 AM I'm going to add my whinge about doctors here as well. I suffer from a very high pulse rat.....
» 4/02/2012 11:51:49 AM cont'd ... BTW ; I apologise that I've actually drifted off course from the subject matte.....
» 4/02/2012 11:34:14 AM Dear Poirot, I was referring to the restrictive times of the past when both men and women.....
» 3/02/2012 6:59:45 PM Dear Squeers, The point that I was trying to make is that we have fewer constraints today.....
» 3/02/2012 6:36:14 PM Dear SM, Frankly I'm getting sick and tired of all this rhetoric about "my party is .....
» 3/02/2012 11:40:47 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The university graduates are not the ones that concern me. They are.....
» 3/02/2012 11:29:02 AM Dear SM, No one is saying that any politician has done a stellar job recently. But you're.....
» 3/02/2012 10:07:25 AM Interesting posts. A great deal has changed over the years. New economic roles have bro.....
» 2/02/2012 9:58:23 AM Dear SM, If you believe in people taking responsibility for their actions - then perhaps .....
» 2/02/2012 9:48:52 AM Dear SM, Game, set, and match old chap. Here are two links that will easily outdo yours:.....
» 1/02/2012 6:26:31 PM Dear David F., I think it's a bit more than just the fact that the casinos will not agree.....
» 1/02/2012 6:08:21 PM Julia could wedge Tony nicely - AHHHHHH - by pulling up his speedos......
» 1/02/2012 3:13:42 PM Dear David F., You've listed everything that's negative about casinos in your opening pos.....
» 1/02/2012 1:29:20 PM Dear Poirot, I just found the English translation of bonmot's French quote. He beat me to.....
» 1/02/2012 1:16:42 PM Dear Anti, I believe in aspirations. If you were to lead by example, perhaps the "cr.....
» 1/02/2012 1:00:42 PM Instead of focusing public debate on the substantive issues of Indigenous disadvantage the.....
» 1/02/2012 11:17:04 AM Dear Antiseptic, Thanks for the links. In the first link I notice that your post was de.....
» 1/02/2012 10:56:08 AM Gentlemen, What I am referring to is things like the University of Sydney is doing. Desig.....
» 1/02/2012 9:07:17 AM Dear Antiseptic, It's interesting that on every thread you somehow manage to bring up the.....
» 1/02/2012 8:42:17 AM Dear Pericles, Many of our contemporary ailments - although they often cannot be cured, t.....
» 31/01/2012 7:38:11 PM Dear Graham, The dangers of smoking are well known, yet plenty of people still smoke. Sim.....
» 31/01/2012 7:16:00 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Where am I when I'm not here? This is the only forum on which I post. T.....
» 31/01/2012 7:04:08 PM Dear Antiseptic, I did not mention "male oppression," at all in my previous pos.....
» 31/01/2012 6:43:49 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The search for facts is part and parcel of my professional training.....
» 31/01/2012 10:41:47 AM cont'd ... BTW: Welcome back!.....
» 31/01/2012 10:40:43 AM Dear Poirot, There were many female posters when I first joined this forum and you're rig.....
» 31/01/2012 10:17:14 AM Dear Thinker 2, Thanks for your well reasoned and logical arguments. It's a skill not ea.....
» 31/01/2012 10:11:52 AM Welcome back Poirot - and Happy New Year! As you can see it the same old, same old, on OLO.....
» 30/01/2012 3:07:19 PM Dear Individual, So you think that Christine Milne is unsuitable for politics. Interestin.....
» 30/01/2012 2:46:47 PM Dear Individual, Only the ignorant ones do that, the others all agree with you? Oh dear. .....
» 30/01/2012 2:42:26 PM Dear SM, I often quote from the Lowy Institute, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The A.....
» 30/01/2012 7:27:48 AM Dear SM, Thank You for sharing your "insider" knowledge with us regarding ".....
» 29/01/2012 4:36:04 PM Dear SM, I wasn't aware that I cited any "Greenie links," but never mind. The.....
» 29/01/2012 1:36:01 PM Dear Individual, You should do your research regarding the Indigenous People and which Au.....
» 29/01/2012 1:26:51 PM Gentlemen, As I've stated time and time again on this forum - people in different walks o.....
» 29/01/2012 10:43:57 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), A bit of genuine research certainly does help. That was the point o.....
» 29/01/2012 10:04:36 AM Dear Otokonoko, What the media brings into our homes is highly selective or distorted. Ne.....
» 28/01/2012 10:54:23 PM I've just come across the following two links that may put things into their proper perspe.....
» 28/01/2012 10:50:11 PM The following two links may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2012/01/27/mob-violence.....
» 28/01/2012 10:17:19 PM cont'd ... Dear Joe (Loudmouth), BTW: The "one Page," as you referred to the l.....
» 28/01/2012 10:00:39 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), As I stated earlier - it is now possible to explore the past by mea.....
» 28/01/2012 9:41:39 PM Dear Hasbeen, Yes there are some so called historians who had their own agendas and ulter.....
» 28/01/2012 7:20:55 PM Dear runner, Again you're presenting your views as facts. You don't know what I agree wit.....
» 28/01/2012 7:16:21 PM Dear bonmot, Please check out the following link. It explains the case of Windschuttle a.....
» 28/01/2012 7:00:35 PM It's now possible to explore the past by means of a large number of books, articles, films.....
» 28/01/2012 1:45:05 PM Dear Andreas, Words are important I agree. And one has to be careful in certain instances.....
» 28/01/2012 11:12:56 AM Dear Thinker 2, Few people would disclaim the fact that the original inhabitants, Aborigi.....
» 28/01/2012 10:43:31 AM Dear Andreas, I looked up Australian legislation and International Law regarding violent .....
» 26/01/2012 5:07:19 PM Dear imajulianutter, I agree that it is important to know one's history so that hopefully.....
» 26/01/2012 11:14:55 AM We're all thrown curve balls in the form of difficult people and situations. Of course the.....
» 25/01/2012 5:54:05 PM Dear Hasbeen, Heee Heee Heee......
» 25/01/2012 10:46:11 AM Gentlemen, This is getting a little bit much for me. I prefer to judge people as I find t.....
» 25/01/2012 10:30:55 AM Dear SM, Shame on you. It does not seem to matter to you that the Coalition does not supp.....
» 24/01/2012 7:26:33 PM Dear SM, I have several degrees - none are in fine arts. As for my so called "fligh.....
» 24/01/2012 6:04:54 PM cont'd ... Some food for thought: "I think that I shall never see A billboard lovel.....
» 24/01/2012 5:53:41 PM I've just been reminded of an incident that happened to me in the library when I was joini.....
» 24/01/2012 5:36:49 PM Dear SM, Ah, the innocence of childhood. It's great! Much better than being the epitome .....
» 24/01/2012 4:14:17 PM cont'd ... Dear SM, A Liberal Party member found a magic genie's lamp and rubbed it. The.....
» 24/01/2012 3:42:28 PM Dear Banjo, Accents can be difficult for some. I know from experience. Some Americans ar.....
» 24/01/2012 3:29:33 PM Dear SM, No dear chap. No need. Some of us went on to a tertiary education and beyond......
» 24/01/2012 1:44:11 PM Nobody denies that the planet has a finite amount of resources or that it can tolerate onl.....
» 24/01/2012 1:30:16 PM Dear Belly, As everyone knows, the world is divided into two categories. Other people and.....
» 24/01/2012 12:43:36 PM Dear SM, There's a certain man With a one-eyed view Who persists in proclaiming the Gover.....
» 24/01/2012 11:35:44 AM Dear rehctub, All political statements whether by Government or the Opposition, must be w.....
» 24/01/2012 11:17:48 AM Hi Banjo, I agree - these foreigners have to learn the lingo: "Fellow Australians, .....
» 24/01/2012 10:26:08 AM Dear SM, You are grabbing at straws. I've made it quite clear in my previous post that ma.....
» 23/01/2012 5:41:34 PM Dear SM, I'll repeat things for you - because it seems that you don't read anything that .....
» 23/01/2012 1:02:01 PM Dear imajulianutter, We have no way of knowing what the author of the book supports or do.....
» 23/01/2012 12:49:54 PM Dear Belly, As I wrote in a previous post - "In all these issues, the choice is be.....
» 23/01/2012 10:19:26 AM This from a recent link on the web: "It's not hard to discern the cause of the Gover.....
» 22/01/2012 4:19:48 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I agree - politics is not for the faint-hearted. Some pollies appea.....
» 22/01/2012 1:38:34 PM Dear rehctub, As usual your predictions are wrong. Typically - you think that your opinio.....
» 22/01/2012 12:02:29 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), On the news last night the PM made it quite clear that having spoke.....
» 22/01/2012 10:49:48 AM Dear Belly, Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it very much. In all these issues, the .....
» 22/01/2012 10:39:20 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You asked me, "Are you prepared to eat crow now?" I'm no.....
» 22/01/2012 10:15:36 AM Am I missing something here? This thread is about a book that was written on a person's e.....
» 19/01/2012 4:48:04 PM Dear SM, You have to look at the various media outlets, and their coverage of events. The.....
» 19/01/2012 12:10:38 PM Some people actually do have body odours. For a variety of reasons. From tradies, to incon.....
» 19/01/2012 9:50:14 AM Dear Shadow Minister, For somebody who one would assume to be intelligent as a qualified .....
» 18/01/2012 6:35:33 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You're making summations about the PM regarding Wilkie - when nothi.....
» 18/01/2012 4:26:34 PM As far as I'm aware the PM and Mr Wilkie are still in the negotiating stage of their discu.....
» 18/01/2012 9:57:38 AM Dear Anti, I have a great deal more to say on this subject. However, I prefer not to do s.....
» 17/01/2012 4:14:41 PM Dear Antiseptic, In today's modern society there are many alternative lifestyles and role.....
» 17/01/2012 9:51:34 AM Malcolm Fraser certainly has a lot to answer for. Look at the achievments of Zimbabwe sinc.....
» 17/01/2012 8:55:42 AM Dear Antiseptic, Thank You for supporting what I had stated earlier. When research is pub.....
» 16/01/2012 2:21:49 PM Dear RObert, As I've stated in the past - inevitably, researchers, like anyone else, (mal.....
» 15/01/2012 5:51:10 PM Dear Belly, As far as children are concerned I think that we as parents, (and as teachers.....
» 15/01/2012 5:28:09 PM Dear Banjo, Thanks for being big enough to apologise. That means a great deal to me. I ag.....
» 15/01/2012 3:27:49 PM Dear Antiseptic, The first step when discussing the problems of objectivity is to recogni.....
» 15/01/2012 12:17:44 PM Dear Banjo, Sorry - not good enough. Your accusations don't hold much water. Go back to t.....
» 15/01/2012 10:30:52 AM Dear Banjo, Good on you for pointing out the "faults" of the government. It's g.....
» 15/01/2012 10:00:06 AM Dear Belly, I think that you have misunderstood totally - what I was trying to say. All I.....
» 14/01/2012 7:30:53 PM These men were professionals. Trained soldiers. Their behaviour was appaling - and well be.....
» 14/01/2012 7:10:27 PM Dear Antiseptic, I'm not sure that I agree with your statement about the fact that academ.....
» 14/01/2012 11:24:10 AM Dear Antiseptic, Thank You for being civil - I'm scared to open my mouth around you becau.....
» 14/01/2012 10:43:51 AM Dear Johan (OUG), Thanks for your advice. I'm already doing many of the things that you'.....
» 14/01/2012 9:17:24 AM Dear Belly, If you re-read my posts on this thread I hope that you will see that I am see.....
» 13/01/2012 5:59:29 PM Gentlemen, It sounds to me like it's time for you guys to change who you associate with a.....
» 13/01/2012 3:55:27 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Well you've just scared the heck out of me. I suffer from an irregular.....
» 12/01/2012 11:51:36 AM The following links may be of some interest: http://www.adfvc.unsw.edu.au/PDF%20files/Men.....
» 10/01/2012 6:53:40 PM Dear Belly, I think the government should present the organisation that these three came .....
» 10/01/2012 3:11:16 PM Deara RObert, The points you raise are so heartfelt and worrisome and I feel that they ar.....
» 10/01/2012 2:25:29 PM Our taste in books as in art is so very subjective. However most of us will agree that a g.....
» 10/01/2012 12:03:13 PM Dear Belly, My husband tells me that he heard on the news this morning that the three Aus.....
» 10/01/2012 10:41:36 AM Dear Antiseptic, Surveys suggest that each year an extremely high number of couples go th.....
» 9/01/2012 6:47:45 PM SM, Again with the half-truths. The cost per person for Nauru was $600,000 which is more.....
» 9/01/2012 11:37:31 AM Dear Belly, There are certain people on this forum that I really don't enjoy interacting .....
» 8/01/2012 1:42:27 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Why would they get on another boat if they know that they will be s.....
» 7/01/2012 6:15:30 PM Dear csteele, I agree. That is why it is important to do one's research from as many sour.....
» 7/01/2012 6:00:03 PM Dear Belly, Give it up. There's no point in arguing with people who only see the negative.....
» 7/01/2012 4:10:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Let's look at simple logic. Measuring distances Indonesia to Chris.....
» 7/01/2012 1:57:21 PM Dear csteele, I've just come across the following site that may be of interest: http://w.....
» 7/01/2012 1:37:57 PM Finding alternative ways to cope with rapid change in an increasingly complex world is one.....
» 7/01/2012 10:18:48 AM Dear Belly, I've stated this previously, and I'll state it again here: The time is ripe .....
» 6/01/2012 6:20:29 PM Dear Hasbeen, Re-read my previous post. And then perhaps you'll understand why what you a.....
» 6/01/2012 5:10:39 PM Peter Hume, I don't know who you are but labelling people actually adds nothing to the di.....
» 6/01/2012 4:57:14 PM Dear rehctub, There's nothing wrong with being "old school," however that shoul.....
» 6/01/2012 11:12:25 AM Dear rehctub, As an employer involved in a small business you should know from experience.....
» 6/01/2012 11:03:49 AM Dear Thinker 2, I don't think we have all that much to worry about. I feel that our repre.....
» 5/01/2012 9:48:21 PM Dear Pericles, Thanks for the compliment you paid me. However I would like to remind you .....
» 5/01/2012 9:19:56 PM Dear Kipp, I don't know the criteria required to receive this or any award for that matte.....
» 5/01/2012 6:10:57 PM Interesting thread. What happened to freedom? In trying to answer that question the sour.....
» 5/01/2012 5:50:15 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Although I do respect your opinion - would it be at all possible for yo.....
» 5/01/2012 5:41:47 PM Dear Pericles, I believe there's hope for our future - regarding politics. Although exte.....
» 5/01/2012 3:31:35 PM We've seen over time on this forum that people with different political inclinations may i.....
» 5/01/2012 2:49:06 PM Dear Random Guy, I've taken the following from Marianne Williamson's book, "Illumina.....
» 5/01/2012 2:04:07 PM Is it only me or does anyone else find it in rather poor taste that so many people seem to.....
» 3/01/2012 7:39:26 PM Dear dougbell, I thought that Howard had the nickname "Bonsai," because he was .....
» 3/01/2012 1:45:14 PM Dear vanna, Thanks for a very robust discussion. I feel that I've said practically all I .....
» 3/01/2012 11:29:24 AM Dear csteele, It does work! When I was diagnosed with bowel cancer - and during my stays.....
» 3/01/2012 11:18:00 AM Dear snake, I think corporate greed played a big part in today's global financial crisis......
» 3/01/2012 10:14:24 AM Dear vanna, My apologies for not responding to you earlier but I had used up all my post .....
» 3/01/2012 9:52:00 AM Dear rehctub, Not sure if I agree with your take on things. There are many small business.....
» 3/01/2012 9:44:25 AM Dear Belly, 2012 will be an interesting year in politics that's for sure and what the out.....
» 3/01/2012 9:21:34 AM History will judge those who were good for the nation or not - despite whatever personal &.....
» 2/01/2012 5:37:05 PM Dear Individual, I'm sorry I simply don't understand the point you're trying to make......
» 2/01/2012 4:42:50 PM Dear vanna, Here's a link that may give you another perspective on the subject: http://w.....
» 2/01/2012 2:58:07 PM Dear Belly, An important element in any peace process is the international community and .....
» 2/01/2012 2:11:13 PM Just following the high bar that you've set old chap. Afterall I don't have your knowledge.....
» 2/01/2012 12:44:41 PM Dear Belly, Some form of religion has exited in every society that we know of. Religious .....
» 2/01/2012 9:52:00 AM [Deleted for abuse.].....
» 2/01/2012 9:39:41 AM Dear Killarney, The following link may be of interest: http://www.theory.org.uk/mensmags.....
» 1/01/2012 5:58:28 PM Dear Belly, The United Nations provides a forum for world opinion and a mechanism for con.....
» 1/01/2012 2:11:12 PM Dear George, Again, it's been a pleasure talking to you. I'm not familiar with Stark's wo.....
» 1/01/2012 1:50:21 PM Gentlemen, not sure that I see things the same way as you. I find that Mr Swan's banking r.....
» 1/01/2012 12:58:06 PM The PM was correct that controlling one's borders, the core job of any nation state should.....
» 1/01/2012 10:53:01 AM Dear George, I enjoy discussions with you. My personal belief centers on sacred principle.....
» 1/01/2012 10:20:34 AM Dear vanna, Sorry - I can't take you seriously. Labelling people and stirring only works .....
» 31/12/2011 10:39:35 PM Dear vanna, Sexist put-downs tend to trip off your tongue at the slightest provocation. I.....
» 31/12/2011 4:12:49 PM We've got to have a sense of humour don't we. Still our pollies are not as crazy at the on.....
» 31/12/2011 1:46:10 PM Dear George, Although Durkheim believed that the origins of religion were social, not sup.....
» 31/12/2011 9:45:59 AM Dear Paul, People tend to hang onto whatever gives them solace. Perhaps that's human natu.....
» 31/12/2011 9:23:50 AM I for one would be interested to read what David Nicholls has to say on this subject (*Ath.....
» 30/12/2011 10:10:34 PM Dear George, Emile Durkheim's study, "The Elementary Forms of Religious Life," .....
» 30/12/2011 9:54:50 PM Dear vanna, There's no accounting for taste is there. To each his/her own. And that's the.....
» 30/12/2011 5:46:10 PM Dear RObert, Thank You - your comments are much appreciated Bravo......
» 30/12/2011 5:41:50 PM Dear Luciferase, I totally agree with you on this one. If the Greens don't bend on this .....
» 30/12/2011 5:37:23 PM Thanks Suse. I totally agree with the comparison of your husband's golf club to religion......
» 30/12/2011 5:20:47 PM Dear vanna, You don't have time to look at a book that shows how far women and children h.....
» 30/12/2011 11:49:35 AM Dear vanna, I would also recommend the following book to you: "A Nation In The Maki.....
» 30/12/2011 11:33:12 AM Dear Graham, In this country people are free to follow any religion they choose, so long .....
» 30/12/2011 9:48:00 AM The New Year is just around the corner and it would be great if we at least tried to make .....
» 29/12/2011 7:35:08 PM Dear vanna, I'm happy for you that you enjoy reading Oprah's magazine. However my taste i.....
» 29/12/2011 7:07:54 PM I just don't get it. Why can't we let people believe whatever they want to believe as lo.....
» 29/12/2011 1:50:35 PM Dear vanna, I feel that you're simply stirring to get a reaction. Either that or you hav.....
» 28/12/2011 5:28:08 PM Dear vanna, Oh dear. We've been over this ground so many times in the past - you can't ta.....
» 27/12/2011 2:26:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I received the most superb Christmas email from Malcolm Turnbull. I.....
» 27/12/2011 2:16:42 PM Dear vanna, Perhaps you should have actually read the issue of The Weekly that you referr.....
» 27/12/2011 10:39:01 AM Dear Noisy, A great Big Hug and the Warmest of Wishes to You and Your Family. May the New.....
» 27/12/2011 10:26:15 AM Dear vanna, How Odd that you're seeing sex in the Deborah Hutton article. I see a woman c.....
» 27/12/2011 10:05:23 AM Dear Johan (OUG), I'm glad that you've read, "Jesus The Man." I've also read Ri.....
» 26/12/2011 11:00:29 PM Re-assessing men's magazines? A storm in a teacup. There are various forms of communicati.....
» 26/12/2011 10:36:57 PM Dear Jon, Barbara Thiering caused quite a stir with her book, "Jesus The Man," .....
» 24/12/2011 3:53:40 PM Dear Banjo, Thank You and the same to you and your family. I love the Sydney to Hobart ra.....
» 24/12/2011 3:36:11 PM Dear Jon, You may be interested in a book by Barbara Thiering, "Jesus The Man: A new.....
» 24/12/2011 9:03:31 AM Dear Belly, Thank You for your kind words and I second your wishes to everyone for a Warm.....
» 23/12/2011 12:25:53 PM Dear RObert, May I humbly suggest that Belly is absolutely right in getting his "dan.....
» 22/12/2011 10:31:32 PM Dear RObert, It's big of you to admit that you were wrong in blaming Labor and I agree th.....
» 22/12/2011 10:22:41 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I still have hope in my heart that the good people will win out and that on.....
» 22/12/2011 6:26:11 PM Palestine - time to tell the truth? Whose truth? The moment any historian begins to look.....
» 22/12/2011 5:57:19 PM Dear RObert, The following link may clarify things for you: http://www.asrc.org.au/in-th.....
» 22/12/2011 2:13:49 PM Dear thinker 2, I guess it's true: You can't help serving up lemonade if you've got noth.....
» 21/12/2011 1:25:04 PM Dear spindoc, I should think you'd be a little more particular on the company you keep......
» 21/12/2011 10:38:41 AM Dear csteele, I trust that you won't mind my mentioning another name on your thread. It w.....
» 21/12/2011 10:26:54 AM Dear Belly, Do yourself a favour and save your breath. Christmas is just around the corne.....
» 21/12/2011 10:18:04 AM When arguing with some people - best to remember that you're not trying to convince them t.....
» 20/12/2011 7:16:57 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Thanks for the jokes. Enjoyed them very much. Will add them to my colle.....
» 20/12/2011 1:25:42 PM cont'd ... One final joke ... All About Appearance - The Yuppie and Yuppette, ever aler.....
» 20/12/2011 11:48:34 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I will again repeat the statistics for you so you do get it right. .....
» 20/12/2011 11:36:42 AM Dear Poirot, How lovely and what a beautiful legacy......
» 20/12/2011 10:24:04 AM Dear WmTrevor, You Sir, are a Class Act!" Merry Mistress and a Happy All Year!.....
» 20/12/2011 10:14:16 AM Dear Ludwig, Michael Clarke tell us: "Offshore processing of asylum seekers, whethe.....
» 20/12/2011 9:27:20 AM I love this poem by Langston Hughes. I think that Christopher Hitchens would like it as we.....
» 19/12/2011 9:57:22 PM cont'd ... BTW ; Why are you surprised about Sacha? We're both fans of professional wrest.....
» 19/12/2011 9:42:06 PM Dear WmTrevor, I am surprised that you have taken things so seriously, and as Pericles on.....
» 19/12/2011 1:48:04 PM Thanks for this thread. You may not always have agreed with Christopher Hitchens but list.....
» 19/12/2011 12:40:16 PM Dear Wm.Trevor, Ah yes, Pot - kettle - black. I introduced the "Emperor's no cloth.....
» 19/12/2011 12:01:52 PM Dear csteele, Richard Dawkins interviewed Hitchens before his death and wrote that the ma.....
» 19/12/2011 8:38:36 AM Thank You Gentlemen - this is getting interesting. And you're both wicked! "de minim.....
» 18/12/2011 5:17:26 PM Dear Shadow Minister, For your information and to clarify things further for you Sir, her.....
» 18/12/2011 5:05:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Quoting from the article that you choose to ignore - which the Lowy.....
» 18/12/2011 4:37:44 PM Dear Belly, As I said earlier - you take care of yourself. I've just had a conversation .....
» 18/12/2011 2:32:55 PM Dear Ludwig, The best way to answer your post is to refer you to the following link: htt.....
» 18/12/2011 12:22:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I read the same article in The Australian - and you again choose th.....
» 18/12/2011 11:49:58 AM Dear Aime, Driving past a building in my area I read the sign: "Christmas - Celebra.....
» 18/12/2011 10:05:48 AM It looks like this thread has had its run so Thanks to all who contributed and I want to w.....
» 18/12/2011 10:00:36 AM Dear csteele, Wallow away - we're all entitled to do so when life becomes difficult - How.....
» 18/12/2011 9:52:47 AM Dear Belly, Hope you get better soon. Nothing's worse when you health suffers. So you tak.....
» 18/12/2011 9:46:31 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I agree that churches should be entitled to do whatever they want within th.....
» 17/12/2011 9:01:14 PM Dear csteele, The loss of a life is certainly felt accutely by one's family and friends. .....
» 17/12/2011 7:48:41 PM Dear Paul, How on earth did any of us survive those horrible, narrow-minded influences? I.....
» 17/12/2011 7:43:12 PM Dear Belly, I've just returned home having attended a lovely pre - Christmas party in a .....
» 17/12/2011 7:20:42 PM There is another name worth mentioning: Sir Zelman Cowen, our 19th Governor-General who p.....
» 17/12/2011 1:58:12 PM Dear David F., I suppose that in talking about politicians most of us do tend to be somew.....
» 17/12/2011 9:49:21 AM cont'd ... Again apologies for the typo. "listing," should read - "listen.....
» 17/12/2011 9:46:25 AM Dear csteele, Thank You for this thread. Christopher Hitchens did die a tad too soon - a.....
» 17/12/2011 9:24:53 AM Dear Paul, You've probably heard these old jokes - but I'll risk it anyway because I thin.....
» 17/12/2011 9:06:15 AM Dear David F., I understand what you are saying about the choices we make in our lives - .....
» 16/12/2011 9:27:13 PM Julia Gillard is not in charge of the current Government - she is in Coalition with the In.....
» 16/12/2011 5:54:33 PM Dear Banjo, You have no idea of what I think. They are merely your summations. However .....
» 16/12/2011 5:28:48 PM Dear runner, I repeat -finger-pointing does not achieve anything constructive. I do not h.....
» 16/12/2011 3:28:08 PM Dear runner, Remember "Truth Overboard?" and "Work Choices?" Remember.....
» 16/12/2011 3:13:38 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I don't care what your opinion is any more - all you do is keep rep.....
» 16/12/2011 1:29:59 PM Dear rehctub, I think that understanding is the key issue. People don't often think thin.....
» 16/12/2011 1:10:59 PM Dear bonmot, My apologies for not expressing things correctly. I was in the middle of doi.....
» 16/12/2011 1:00:36 PM Give us all a break guys. The PM did not lie. The circumstances changed for crying out lou.....
» 16/12/2011 12:02:21 PM Dear SM, I don't know old chap. Ask your Leader that question. He may be able to explain .....
» 16/12/2011 11:55:05 AM Dear Belly, Remember words like - wog, boong, dago, bloody balts, and so on. There were m.....
» 16/12/2011 11:47:09 AM Dear bonmot, Welcome back! I'll go with the "more humane," anytime - because no.....
» 16/12/2011 11:40:54 AM Dear runner, Firstly let me clarify a few things for you. The Prime Minister did not lie......
» 16/12/2011 11:13:01 AM Dear Johan (OUG), To each their own, I guess. Some like beards, I never did. Although I .....
» 16/12/2011 10:59:01 AM Dear Pericles, Don't ever plead guilty. Plead "religious beliefs!" ;-).....
» 16/12/2011 10:49:55 AM Dear Paul, Thanks for filling me in on some "interesting" pollies. As for Catho.....
» 16/12/2011 10:31:21 AM Dear SM, We are well aware of the disasters that happened under the Howard Government. Th.....
» 16/12/2011 10:14:23 AM Dear runner, One problem preventing Australia from developing into a mature nation is the.....
» 15/12/2011 6:28:03 PM Dear Rehctub, I understand every creative word......
» 15/12/2011 6:23:53 PM Dear Belly, I watched the news this evening and the way it was explained made some sense......
» 15/12/2011 6:07:10 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Disasters like Christmas Island - was I believe what prompted the g.....
» 15/12/2011 5:58:03 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for clarifying things for me. I'm not very familiar with some of the p.....
» 15/12/2011 1:54:42 PM Isn't it funny how we do tend to judge people by appearances. We tend to go with what is a.....
» 15/12/2011 1:24:05 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thank You for sharing your experiences and while I appreciate your sharing .....
» 15/12/2011 12:05:44 PM What would Santa give a Bogan child for Christmas? I tried to think of something clever t.....
» 15/12/2011 11:55:35 AM Dear Johan (OUG), I'm going to get a bit personal here (probably a mistake) but you've in.....
» 15/12/2011 11:34:58 AM Dear Paul, Perhaps I didn't put it properly. What I was trying to say was (and my apologi.....
» 15/12/2011 11:09:07 AM Dear Paul, Well, that's enough to turn anyone off our pollies for life. So, what's the al.....
» 15/12/2011 9:49:33 AM Dear Spindoc, Look, I fully understand where you're coming from and how emotive this issu.....
» 15/12/2011 9:41:34 AM Dear Belly, I couldn't agree with you more. As I've written so many times in the past: .....
» 15/12/2011 9:32:18 AM Dear SM and Indy, OK. I'm calling a truce - simply because we're just going around in cir.....
» 15/12/2011 9:22:26 AM What great posts I've been given thus far. Thank You. I admit that I am influenced by app.....
» 14/12/2011 5:54:40 PM Dear Individual, Ask yourself this question - which party is famous for its repetition? (.....
» 14/12/2011 5:46:42 PM Dear Spindoc, When? Simple. The day that Australia's top scientists and this country's pr.....
» 14/12/2011 4:09:49 PM Dear David F., I still have a lot to learn but I am slowly learning that the art of reaso.....
» 14/12/2011 4:02:16 PM Dear SM, We all know that's what you say you believe. You probably also believe that repe.....
» 14/12/2011 3:53:09 PM Dear Spindoc, Nobody denies that the planet has a finite amount of resources or that it c.....
» 14/12/2011 3:28:03 PM Dear Belly, I remember ages ago being told what to wear to a particular job interview at .....
» 14/12/2011 3:14:30 PM Dear David F., The antidote to what is fundamentally wrong is the cultivation of what is .....
» 14/12/2011 2:44:34 PM Dear SM, I can't put my hand on my heart and tell you that I support the Malaysian Soluti.....
» 14/12/2011 11:43:24 AM This thread is meant simply as a bit of light relief. George Clooney is in Australia and a.....
» 14/12/2011 11:10:24 AM Dear Individual, You state that Lemming, starts with L like Leftie. And C stands for Caut.....
» 14/12/2011 10:55:57 AM SM, Australian of the year, psychiatrist, Patrick McGorry does not agree with your opinio.....
» 14/12/2011 9:53:12 AM Dear WmTrevor, I think most decent people, are hoping that eventually reason will prevail.....
» 14/12/2011 9:39:06 AM Dear Individual, This is all about winning as far as Mr Abbott is concerned. He'll say an.....
» 13/12/2011 6:54:59 PM Dear Individual, I was merely responding to Shadow Minister's earlier comment. Don't take.....
» 13/12/2011 6:41:31 PM Dear Spindoc, I believe in a clean-energy future for my grandchildren. I believe in alter.....
» 13/12/2011 3:40:25 PM Dear Luciferase, Shadow Minister said, "What next? Will you tell me that the earth i.....
» 13/12/2011 1:52:50 PM A thought for consideration: "Somebody in France wanted to put Voltaire in jail. Som.....
» 13/12/2011 1:39:08 PM Dear Individual, Here's a few links that may answer some of your questions: http://www.l.....
» 13/12/2011 1:30:31 PM Dear Spindoc, I'm a bit more optimistic. As far as the Conference went - I feel that w.....
» 13/12/2011 1:11:34 PM Dear Hasbeen, Let's take a look at this country's history of "skirted personnel,&quo.....
» 12/12/2011 12:08:14 PM SM, You've go to stop twisting the facts to suit your party's agenda. The PM did no such .....
» 12/12/2011 10:24:55 AM Dear Bazz, You are entitled to your opinion, but not your facts. Kindly Google the Depart.....
» 11/12/2011 10:13:58 PM Dear Banjo, I am talking about boat people who ask for asylum. Australia is obliged to as.....
» 11/12/2011 10:05:16 PM Dear Jay, Thank You for at least reading my posts and replying to them. I hear what you'.....
» 11/12/2011 4:39:34 PM Dear Individual, There are lots of opinions out there regarding illegals and what they tr.....
» 11/12/2011 4:19:50 PM Dear Jay, I think the only way we're going to get to the bottom of this problem is by not.....
» 11/12/2011 11:27:29 AM Dear 579, Most people are getting tired of Mr Abbott's negativity - they've even given hi.....
» 11/12/2011 10:09:43 AM Dear Individual, There are many terrorist cells around the world in various countries. Ho.....
» 11/12/2011 9:49:15 AM Dear Suse, How right you are! Remember mixed-marriages. When a woman marrying a black ma.....
» 11/12/2011 9:38:02 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Finger-pointing is not going to solve the problem that has perplexe.....
» 10/12/2011 7:37:49 PM Dear Hasbeen, Now who's taking me too seriously? It works both ways. You know how fond I.....
» 10/12/2011 7:25:58 PM Dear RM, Take it easy. An imperative point to remember is to always know your topic. Pers.....
» 10/12/2011 7:16:02 PM Dear RObert, I'm searching for ways to help relieve the situation. And of course I don't .....
» 10/12/2011 5:50:33 PM Dear Hasbeen No, the lady wasn't a teenager. She was 40ish. And should have known better......
» 10/12/2011 5:44:09 PM Dear Belly, Thank You for your concern but please don't worry. I love this forum (same as.....
» 10/12/2011 5:29:00 PM Dear Jay, In our country today, there is a widespread, malignant thought form that ".....
» 10/12/2011 3:36:10 PM Dear Individual, I wish that you could blame me for all the woes. However it isn't me tha.....
» 10/12/2011 3:31:26 PM Dear Individual, Life is only simple for the simple-minded. No offense intended - but it'.....
» 10/12/2011 1:26:24 PM Dear Hasbeen, Boy can I relate to the rudeness of some mobile phone users. I had an incid.....
» 10/12/2011 1:12:09 PM Dear Hasbeen, As I stated earlier - the importance of a conscience vote is that it enable.....
» 10/12/2011 1:02:49 PM Dear Individual, Tightening our belts? You're right there - however under Mr Abbott and C.....
» 9/12/2011 7:17:24 PM Dear Individual, I beg to differ with your statement regarding Mr Abbott's "concern .....
» 9/12/2011 6:43:56 PM Dear David F., Yes, I agree with you. However that's where the "Conscience Vote".....
» 9/12/2011 6:39:10 PM Dear Jay, I'm not defending anyone guilty of thuggery. However I don't like to make judge.....
» 9/12/2011 9:28:59 AM Dear Arjay, I agree with David F., gay abandon is a great girl indeed, and she is also we.....
» 9/12/2011 9:15:31 AM Dear Individual, Who is it who gets to cast a vote in Parliament? The Member of Parliame.....
» 9/12/2011 9:10:09 AM Dear Jay, I'm so sorry that you've had such bad experiences. Perhaps instead of condeming.....
» 8/12/2011 4:44:06 PM Dear Hasbeen, Whether you accept any law passed by a conscience vote or not is irrelevant.....
» 8/12/2011 1:33:53 PM Dear Jay, I take it that from your previous post - it's only the "Lebs" who ar.....
» 8/12/2011 1:11:40 PM cont'd ... Talking about porcupines ... Leap-frog anyone?.....
» 8/12/2011 1:09:47 PM Dear Hasbeen, Things will get sorted very quickly when things are put to a conscience vot.....
» 8/12/2011 12:34:14 PM Dear Hasbeen, Your remark, "When Islam takes over in Oz," is surely a tongue-in.....
» 8/12/2011 8:17:02 AM Marriage is about commitment, not politics, nor is it about anyone's religious beliefs oth.....
» 8/12/2011 8:08:10 AM Dr Eva Sallis in the article I cited earlier tells us - "the expressed hostility tow.....
» 7/12/2011 9:01:55 PM It is important to recognize that there is an immense range in marriage, family, and kinsh.....
» 7/12/2011 6:14:11 PM In reply to the question - "Are Australians racist?" and concerning the Cronulla.....
» 7/12/2011 11:25:13 AM Dear Baygon, Thank You for another interesting thread. I think Malcolm Turnbull is great!.....
» 5/12/2011 7:19:48 PM Dear Luciferase and 579, I'm pleased that there are voices of reason left on this thread......
» 5/12/2011 7:13:01 PM Dear Yabby, Actually, they cost the government a great dealand I quote from the Herald-Su.....
» 5/12/2011 5:34:30 PM cont'd ... BTW ; short-term overstayers are not included in the given figures. Read the f.....
» 5/12/2011 5:17:28 PM Dear Banjo, The Herald Sun got its information from Government Departments under the Free.....
» 5/12/2011 5:07:26 PM Dear Ulis, I haven't read Woodward's book. But I shall get hold of a copy. From your desc.....
» 5/12/2011 12:13:12 PM It certainly is a sad state of affairs. When you stop to think about it - the internationa.....
» 5/12/2011 11:50:10 AM Dear Banjo, Re-read the last lot os links that I gave for the 60,000 numbers as quoted fr.....
» 4/12/2011 3:03:42 PM Dear Yabby, All I did was provide you with the relevant data. If you don't like the data .....
» 4/12/2011 9:38:39 AM Dear Yabby, A single swallow may not make a summer in your opinion however this particula.....
» 3/12/2011 7:50:12 PM Dear Belly, You're a rare man, my friend......
» 3/12/2011 7:47:08 PM Dear Suse, I know what it's like to be really upset over something someone's said to me o.....
» 3/12/2011 7:35:51 PM Dear Yabby, If you had Googled the subject as I suggested then I would assume that you wo.....
» 3/12/2011 12:18:18 PM Dear Yabby, It takes even more character not to attack people personally when you can't w.....
» 3/12/2011 9:31:44 AM SM, I can also provide - many links. And as you know full well - I usually do! But I don'.....
» 3/12/2011 9:22:45 AM Dear Anti, Oh Dear. I'm sorry that my remark has upset you so greatly however it was inte.....
» 3/12/2011 9:02:51 AM Dear Belly, I can only hope that Labor's National Conference will allow many voices to be.....
» 2/12/2011 10:43:43 PM Dear Yabby, I'm not going to do your research for you. The claims are only wild in your m.....
» 2/12/2011 10:36:15 PM Dear Pelly, I wonder how many women are there in governing positions on University Boards.....
» 2/12/2011 5:15:28 PM Dear Yabby, Google the subject - then we'll talk. And if you can't just say so......
» 2/12/2011 4:38:29 PM Dear Baygon, Thanks for this thread and your opening post. It sounds exciting - the possi.....
» 2/12/2011 4:29:09 PM Dear Yabby, To use your own expression - "Gawd," you don't have to take my word.....
» 2/12/2011 11:09:57 AM Dear ShayMitch, I think you can't really make sweeping statements like - "Mothers ar.....
» 2/12/2011 10:51:49 AM Dear Yabby, As you well know, I am not referring to "backpackers," but to those.....
» 2/12/2011 10:36:02 AM Dear Johan (OUG), Noam Chomsky has always been a bit of a controversial figure for his ou.....
» 1/12/2011 6:51:20 PM Dear Ludwig, Talking about increasing the refugee numbers to $20,000? What about the 60,0.....
» 1/12/2011 5:42:02 PM Dear Poirot, Re-read my posts. What I said was that if something disastrous should happen.....
» 1/12/2011 12:49:55 PM Dear Bazz, Again I'm going to quote from someone who knows more about this issue than I d.....
» 1/12/2011 10:14:56 AM I'm not an economic expert and all this talk about surpluses is not something I can discus.....
» 30/11/2011 2:59:52 PM There are lots of interesting people in politics. And it definitely isn't cheap to have al.....
» 30/11/2011 2:19:19 PM Dear Thinker 2, I think most topics are open for discussion depending on the debaters. If.....
» 30/11/2011 12:30:53 PM cont'd ... BTW: Didn't the Abbott offer the Independents anything they wanted just to put.....
» 30/11/2011 12:22:02 PM SM, Kindly provide us with evidence otherwise you're simply partaking in turdification th.....
» 30/11/2011 12:16:17 PM It seems that these kind of comments are still in style for some people and of course uns.....
» 30/11/2011 9:46:03 AM Dear Belly, Here's something that may cheer you up. It did me. It's what another poster w.....
» 30/11/2011 9:29:13 AM Dear Paul, Here's something that may be of some interest to you: It's taken from Ben El.....
» 29/11/2011 7:01:15 PM Dear Thinker 2, I think that the only person that could discredit Peter Slipper is Peter .....
» 29/11/2011 5:26:58 PM Dear runner, It's not "my" ideas about Mr Abbott that is a worry. It's his lack.....
» 29/11/2011 1:27:42 PM Dear runner, The Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu thought that life could be seen and explaine.....
» 29/11/2011 11:26:14 AM Dear Banjo, I guess that people tend to see politicians from their own political perspect.....
» 29/11/2011 11:02:05 AM Dear RObert, I think you may appreciate this joke... I Googled it. "Deductive reaso.....
» 29/11/2011 7:16:13 AM Dear Belly, Every word you say I value greatly. We are in critical times and Australia r.....
» 28/11/2011 6:09:25 PM Dear Banjo, Politics is a controversial subject and I guess it's one that will be viewed .....
» 28/11/2011 2:31:58 PM Dear Belly, It seems to me that the Coalition and their supporters are slowly running out.....
» 28/11/2011 2:11:05 PM Dear Anti, Bless You - and well said!.....
» 27/11/2011 7:12:58 PM cont'd ... BTW - I've listened to Rudd on the media today and I fully agree with him that.....
» 27/11/2011 6:55:18 PM Dear RObert and Banjo, That's nothing compared to the hissy fit that's coming from Mr Abb.....
» 27/11/2011 1:49:51 PM Dear Graham, I'm not sure that I agree with the statement that boys need a father, but gi.....
» 27/11/2011 1:17:00 PM There's pros and cons to the question of anonymity in cyberspace. Anonymity serves some p.....
» 27/11/2011 11:19:40 AM Did anyone watch - "The Insiders," this morning? Interesting take on so many thi.....
» 26/11/2011 3:04:45 PM Dear Noisy, I add my voice to Belly's - Welcome Back! Your comments are always so positiv.....
» 26/11/2011 2:57:33 PM When all's said and done - this is a reflection on the weakness of Tony Abbott in relation.....
» 25/11/2011 8:25:09 AM Dear Graham, I can't understand why all the fuss. Isn't it accepted procedure in politic.....
» 24/11/2011 9:13:41 AM SM, Your statement regarding nuclear energy - that the perception of danger is the equiva.....
» 23/11/2011 5:30:56 PM Dear Belly, I can't complain about life either. I've been given the gift of a second gra.....
» 23/11/2011 3:58:20 PM SM, I realise that I was being flippant at the time of posting - however I was also frust.....
» 23/11/2011 12:01:42 PM cont'd ... BTW: Anyone has the potential of ending up with an IQ of a squirrel once a nat.....
» 23/11/2011 11:55:46 AM SM, I suspect that we're not going to get very far in our discussions of this topic. You .....
» 23/11/2011 10:22:52 AM SM, I appreciate what you've written and according to your summation there is no hazard f.....
» 23/11/2011 10:06:40 AM Dear Belly, I'm glad that you don't feel the need to hide your age. Ageist bias is reveal.....
» 22/11/2011 6:36:46 PM Dear Hasbeen, Many go through life not having a clue where their light switch is. Dear P.....
» 22/11/2011 6:05:59 PM SM, Thank You for the link you gave us. I can see why you liked it. The author's opinion .....
» 22/11/2011 11:29:39 AM Dear Poirot, There are still cultures that treat elders with reverance and respect. Altho.....
» 22/11/2011 11:19:12 AM Dear Pelly, My mum did the same. Soup was very much (and still is) part of our eating hab.....
» 22/11/2011 11:13:19 AM Dear Yabby, As always we have to acknowledge your expertise in so many areas - especially.....
» 22/11/2011 10:04:04 AM Dear rehctub, All the investors and the mining companies are interested in as you rightly.....
» 22/11/2011 9:55:14 AM cont'd ... Again, apologies for the typo - It should be soaps - not soups, in the last pa.....
» 22/11/2011 9:51:13 AM Dear Belly, Unfortunately our society does not take into account individual differences,.....
» 22/11/2011 8:57:39 AM SM, Thank You for such a prompt reply. While I respect your opinion I still feel strongly.....
» 21/11/2011 6:43:55 PM SM, I'm back. I found the reference that I cited earlier and I'm amazed at your dismissiv.....
» 21/11/2011 6:05:48 PM SM, I'm going to have to go back and look into the quote that I cited earlier. I'm surpri.....
» 21/11/2011 10:50:18 AM Dear Pelly, As one scientist stated in the New Scietist magazine, "Putting people t.....
» 20/11/2011 2:37:54 PM Dear rehctub, The following website may be of interest: http://www.brecorder.com/world/g.....
» 20/11/2011 2:19:25 PM Dear Bazz, I don't think the "Gestapo" will be back as you infer. Were the pre.....
» 19/11/2011 6:17:36 PM Dear Individual, You state that you want to declare "war on stupidity." I woul.....
» 19/11/2011 2:09:43 PM Dear Pelly, I'm 100% with you on this issue. As are many European countries who have chos.....
» 18/11/2011 6:00:39 PM Why do people go to war? The answer is that war occurs as a result of a political decision.....
» 18/11/2011 5:15:13 PM Dear Banjo, I'm looking forward to this year's Sydney to Hobart boat race mainly because .....
» 17/11/2011 2:38:07 PM cont'd ... I would like to add a few more thoughts on the subject of harsher laws for &qu.....
» 17/11/2011 1:01:05 PM Dear Individual, Who can change the law? The law changes all the time. It changes when j.....
» 16/11/2011 6:40:07 PM Dear Belly, I probably didn't put it very well in my previous post so I'll try to do bett.....
» 16/11/2011 4:12:18 PM Dear Belly, Looking at this logically the world population is growing which includes Aus.....
» 12/11/2011 11:43:19 AM cont'd ... There are also those in our society who protest strongly against the right of .....
» 12/11/2011 11:24:05 AM Dear Hasbeen, Don't be so hard on yourself, It's important to remember that some people .....
» 12/11/2011 11:12:39 AM Dear Forrest, Thank You for sharing your story with us. We visited my mother-in-law yest.....
» 12/11/2011 10:50:35 AM Dear Hasbeen, The global warming con? Carpetbaggers? Oh dear. I guess "where there'.....
» 11/11/2011 6:36:59 PM Dear Forrest, Oh Forrest No forest I see But a guy oh so clever Far clever than me 2 Y's .....
» 11/11/2011 6:19:59 PM cont'd... Another typo. The correct spelling is - Uppsala. Sorry Bazz......
» 11/11/2011 6:18:08 PM Dear Bazz, If you've read most of the papers available from the Institutions of Learning .....
» 11/11/2011 6:04:56 PM Dear Yabby, I see that you took me seriously. Good! After all - I wouldn't want you to th.....
» 11/11/2011 12:40:45 PM Dear Graham, Congratulations! To you and all the staff, past and present, of this Forum. .....
» 11/11/2011 12:35:58 PM Dear Belly, Yabby's could well be right. Pollies could possibly achieve more if they spen.....
» 11/11/2011 9:40:48 AM Dear Pelly, We know what should happen but at times that's very different from what does .....
» 10/11/2011 11:12:45 PM Dear Bazz, Thanks for sharing your point of view. Much appreciated. I still feel though t.....
» 10/11/2011 5:51:41 PM Dear Bazz, Apologies for the misunderstanding. However it still does not change my point.....
» 10/11/2011 5:09:17 PM Dear Bazz, We'll have to agree to disagree on this issue. You feel that we've been hard .....
» 10/11/2011 4:41:07 PM Dear Mick C., We don't ask important questions - Because of the total irrelevant and unim.....
» 10/11/2011 1:52:11 PM Dear Bazz, All technology know matter how efficient in its initial stages needs great cos.....
» 10/11/2011 11:07:39 AM Dear Pelly, The reality of the world we live in I don't think will permit what you're sug.....
» 9/11/2011 11:34:08 PM Dear Hasbeen, You live with one what? Sorry, I don't understand what you're referring to.....
» 9/11/2011 11:29:19 PM Dear Opinionated2, Thank You for your kind words. I don't like to dwell on unpleasant t.....
» 9/11/2011 11:07:50 PM Dear Yabby, It says a great deal about your point of view if Raw Mustard supports it. I n.....
» 9/11/2011 6:43:28 PM Dear SOG, What a pleasant surprise to receive your input into this thread. The Desiderata.....
» 9/11/2011 5:53:33 PM Dear Joe, Who's Kim Kardasian? (joking). ;-).....
» 9/11/2011 4:34:36 PM Dear Bazz, One would think that the leader of the Opposition who was dead set against the.....
» 9/11/2011 4:24:30 PM Dear Yabby, It's to be expected that we'll continue to hear all the old arguments that Au.....
» 9/11/2011 3:47:23 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I'm surprised at your reasoning concerning Rober Manne. I would nev.....
» 9/11/2011 2:30:46 PM Dear Opinionated2, Don't worry. My son and his wife have already made their choices with .....
» 9/11/2011 12:08:53 PM Dear Noisy, Welcome back my dear! You have been greatly missed! All is well now that yo.....
» 9/11/2011 12:05:06 PM Dear OUG, We love you too. And your fear of the "unknown" is understandable. Ho.....
» 9/11/2011 11:28:39 AM Dear Belly, Some people fear any sort of change. How many times have we heard in the past.....
» 9/11/2011 11:19:43 AM Dear 579, Hear, Hear!.....
» 9/11/2011 11:17:50 AM Dear Luciferase, The art of reasoned, intelligent argument supported by knowledge of the .....
» 9/11/2011 11:06:48 AM Dear OUG and Hasbeen, Before judging anything it's best to stop and wait until its been i.....
» 8/11/2011 1:55:50 PM Dear Hasbeen, You really need to pay a visit to your local library and get a reference li.....
» 8/11/2011 1:30:01 PM SM, We now eagerly await your usual party policy mantra. How can facts get in the way of.....
» 8/11/2011 12:14:01 PM SM, You continue to claim to be part of an "80%" who somehow have got it right.....
» 8/11/2011 10:16:26 AM cont'd ... I need to get glasses. I keep making typos. My apologies. The sentence should.....
» 8/11/2011 10:14:01 AM Dear rehctub, I don't hate anyone. We're all thrown cruve balls in the form of people an.....
» 8/11/2011 9:53:02 AM Dear Pelly, Welcome back. Glad to see you posting again. You've been missed. Now I can re.....
» 8/11/2011 9:30:54 AM Dear Oktokonoko, I don't think my son is overly religious even though he was raised as a .....
» 8/11/2011 9:11:16 AM Dear Hasbeen, Thatcher's government simply applied the final fatal blow to an industry th.....
» 7/11/2011 10:40:53 PM Dear Raw Mustard, Your obvious obsession with parasites even though its a bit cringe-wort.....
» 7/11/2011 10:10:02 PM Dear T2, No unfortunately I missed the interview. It must have been really something beca.....
» 7/11/2011 7:21:08 PM Dear thinker 2, It's sad allright. Qantas is following the disastrous trend of Australian.....
» 7/11/2011 6:34:07 PM Dear Individual, Yes I agree with that. A miracle called Turnbull for which we're all pr.....
» 7/11/2011 6:16:09 PM Dear Yabby, Qantas may not longer be a solely government-owned airline bit it is bigger t.....
» 7/11/2011 5:41:35 PM Dear Hasbeen, Our PM is Welsh not Irish. And Wales is a country of poets, singers, actors.....
» 7/11/2011 3:12:01 PM Dear Poirot, I tend to agree that most people are guilty of some measure of bias. We all .....
» 7/11/2011 2:41:48 PM cont'd ... We don't have to "Beware of Greeks carrying Euros," we have to bewar.....
» 7/11/2011 2:28:24 PM The case of Alan Joyce and Qantas has been given so much attention in the media. Articles .....
» 7/11/2011 1:51:49 PM SM, Before you continue to pass your usual judgement on only one side of the political sp.....
» 7/11/2011 9:58:53 AM Dear Individual, No. It's more like jumping from a plane without a parachute. splat!.....
» 7/11/2011 9:56:47 AM Dear Poirot, What can I say? Big business and its supporters - all singing from the same.....
» 7/11/2011 8:35:39 AM cont'd ... Ooops - excuse my typos. The last sentence should read - "You shall subs.....
» 7/11/2011 8:31:40 AM Dear Yabby, Just a few corrections old chap. You call me "ill informed" and th.....
» 6/11/2011 10:17:52 PM Dear Yabby, You've lost me. I stopped reading after your statement: "You base your.....
» 6/11/2011 10:00:04 PM Dear csteele, Of course you were right and did the right thing. But then you did some lat.....
» 6/11/2011 9:53:25 PM SM, To each his own Sir!.....
» 6/11/2011 9:51:13 PM Dear thinker 2, Heaven help us all if the Opposition wins the next election......
» 6/11/2011 5:16:14 PM SM, Keep talking to the mirror!.....
» 6/11/2011 5:14:51 PM Dear rehctub, I'm sorry to hear that you're closing up shop. I've always believed that i.....
» 6/11/2011 4:58:26 PM cont'd ... electrical wiring held together with sticky tape, and stapled with metal offic.....
» 6/11/2011 4:55:47 PM Dear Hasbeen and Yabby, We are in critical times and companies need to do a reassessment .....
» 6/11/2011 2:55:41 PM Dear 579, I agree. Perhaps we should leave it up to them to sort things out and stop int.....
» 6/11/2011 2:48:44 PM Dear Cactus, Big hug!.....
» 6/11/2011 2:46:43 PM Dear Hasbeen and Individual, It's one thing to believe that you're on the right path. Qui.....
» 6/11/2011 2:36:29 PM Dear Yabby, Truth in discussions such as these is rather subjective. The reason that I r.....
» 6/11/2011 1:14:18 PM Dear 579, Then why are so many Iranians fleeing their country - looking for refuge elsewh.....
» 6/11/2011 1:05:50 PM Dear Yabby, Nope. It seems that you're only fixated on profits. But it's hard I know for .....
» 6/11/2011 12:56:21 PM Dear Individual, Always argue in a logical manner. Sound reasoning will conquer unreason.....
» 6/11/2011 12:39:02 PM Dear Belly, Some people hold the view that nuclear weapons have helped prevent war. Throu.....
» 6/11/2011 9:43:20 AM SM, Keep talking to the mirror......
» 6/11/2011 9:30:40 AM Dear Raw Mustard and Individual, I'm trying to think of an appropriate word to describe y.....
» 5/11/2011 9:16:41 PM Dear runner, You can't be serious. What "policies" of Mr Abbott's are you refer.....
» 5/11/2011 9:13:39 PM Dear Individual, Actually you need to get your facts straight. This might help: http://.....
» 5/11/2011 5:54:59 PM Dear csteele, I only asked for Readings from The New Testament because the poster who gav.....
» 5/11/2011 5:31:12 PM Ah, Dear RM, When you say "parasites," you obviously understand so well - the g.....
» 5/11/2011 5:21:00 PM Dear Belly, I think you've summed things up rather well. I can't fault anything you've sa.....
» 5/11/2011 5:17:28 PM Dear Hasbeen, From your description of what we require, the only candidate for the job of.....
» 5/11/2011 5:12:39 PM Dear Individual, Thank You for taking the time and the effort to explain things to me. I .....
» 5/11/2011 4:05:03 PM Dear Belly, Some people always feel better when they have someone to blame. Dear Hasbeen.....
» 5/11/2011 3:58:24 PM Dear Individual, Here is just some words that can be made up from the word - "compel.....
» 5/11/2011 3:42:41 PM Dear Individual, Your statement of "the Australia to Greece pension drain was the la.....
» 5/11/2011 2:08:00 PM Dear Hasbeen, It's not the Greeks but world greed that is the problem. I'm sure the Greek.....
» 5/11/2011 1:42:27 PM Dear Johan, Thanks for sharing your story. And for speaking so openly and from the heart......
» 5/11/2011 1:21:37 PM Actually look at Mr Abbott's Parliamentary record, especially as Health Minister under How.....
» 5/11/2011 10:28:26 AM Dear Belly, I fear that our world can become so obsessed with the problems of hatred and .....
» 5/11/2011 10:08:25 AM Dear rehctub, I agree that there is a growing sense of frustration that real people are b.....
» 5/11/2011 9:38:12 AM Dear Johan (OUG), Your words brought a lump to my throat and feelings of appreciation. Th.....
» 4/11/2011 10:27:57 PM Dear rehctub, Voters will get their chance to have their say at the next election in 2013.....
» 4/11/2011 10:15:17 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Thank You for the most moving words and ones that are so appropriate. T.....
» 4/11/2011 5:29:15 PM cont'd ... BTW - Here's another source for you. I wonder what you'll find wrong with this.....
» 4/11/2011 5:13:16 PM SM, May I suggest that You walk in front of a full length mirror. Stand there and talk to.....
» 4/11/2011 11:32:03 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks. I loved them all! And will use then again in future......
» 4/11/2011 11:30:18 AM Dear Diver Dan, So pleased that you agree. Its far better than: "From the sublime t.....
» 4/11/2011 11:21:01 AM SM, Precisely - therefore I am not a "denier." I am not claiming that Nauru did.....
» 4/11/2011 11:13:16 AM Dear Philo, Thank You for such a vast and wonderful response. They are exactly what I am .....
» 4/11/2011 11:05:59 AM Dear ponde, Thank You for taking the time to respond to my request for my second grandson.....
» 3/11/2011 6:25:02 PM Dear Diver Dan, If you think my "subliminal" has become "sublime," th.....
» 3/11/2011 6:12:51 PM SM, I strongly object to your calling me and others who don't happen to agree with your t.....
» 3/11/2011 3:04:39 PM This is a very difficult issue. The science and technology of medicine are transforming .....
» 3/11/2011 2:36:00 PM I need your help. My second grandson is going to be Baptised at the end of November 2011 -.....
» 3/11/2011 2:22:34 PM SM, We've covered this ground to extinction. I don't accept your point of view and obviou.....
» 3/11/2011 2:07:21 PM I agree that the return of Kevin Rudd could be beneficial. He's well known and respected i.....
» 3/11/2011 1:31:04 PM Dear David F., The Divine Y as an anatomical metaphor? Brilliant! Metaphors be with you.....
» 3/11/2011 1:23:07 PM Dear Diver Dan, As Groucho Marx once said: "If you find it hard to laugh at yoursel.....
» 3/11/2011 12:52:55 PM SM, I'm not interested in arguing with you about Nauru. Simply because there is no logic .....
» 2/11/2011 5:02:22 PM Dear Belly, I loved your "Knights of the Round Table" analogy. And as I've stat.....
» 2/11/2011 4:56:23 PM SM, Thinking logically if a boat arrives from Indonesia into Australian waters and the as.....
» 2/11/2011 3:20:12 PM Dear TBC, It may have been a poor choice of phrasing on my part and not meant the way you.....
» 2/11/2011 2:26:08 PM Dear David F., You're right. We have a communication problem between tribes who implicit.....
» 2/11/2011 1:57:32 PM Dear Anthony, Thank You. You've made me view Tolkien in a different light. The Return o.....
» 2/11/2011 1:47:36 PM As Scott Morrison has stated: "This is not a time for politics." Both the gove.....
» 2/11/2011 1:11:37 PM We now have weapons that can destroy all human life on earth. Therefore we must transcend .....
» 2/11/2011 10:49:56 AM cont'd ... My apologies - another typo. The sentence should read: "The future may n.....
» 2/11/2011 10:45:20 AM The Mexican writer Octavio Paz (1985) comments that the future "has no face and is sh.....
» 28/10/2011 4:10:45 PM Dear Diver Dan, I'm not sure that I'd entirely agree with you about sense and tradition. .....
» 28/10/2011 10:48:23 AM Hi Joe, Yes I am too young for carriages but not for horses. I've ridden them all my life.....
» 27/10/2011 8:24:01 PM Dear rehctub, I don't know about squeaky wheels and oil. However there's another saying -.....
» 27/10/2011 8:15:48 PM Dear thinker 2, I think I must be getting old. I no longer have that fire that I used to.....
» 27/10/2011 5:56:40 PM I must be a bit slow or just not getting it but I don't understand what all this fuss is a.....
» 27/10/2011 5:47:47 PM Dear Belly, I remember a few years ago being at one protest which was peaceful. And guess.....
» 27/10/2011 3:25:47 PM Few issues in recent years have so divided people as has the morality of abortion. In the .....
» 25/10/2011 12:15:06 PM Could someone please explain to me how come Hamas had only one Israeli soldier while the I.....
» 24/10/2011 5:35:44 PM Dear Belly, I know what a softie you really are......
» 24/10/2011 5:32:47 PM Dear Belly, I'll shut up now and go sit in the naughty corner......
» 24/10/2011 5:31:02 PM Dear csteele, Well when you put things that way - I have to agree you've certainly got a .....
» 24/10/2011 2:36:26 PM Dear Hasbeen, I've disliked a few people quite intensely - and then realised that it was .....
» 24/10/2011 2:17:53 PM Dear Mishka, I'm glad that you believe in peaceful solutions and people learning to live .....
» 24/10/2011 1:45:15 PM Dear thinker 2, I'm sure that you didn't mean your post to come across as an insulting or.....
» 24/10/2011 1:33:19 PM Dear Belly and csteele, I don't think that anybody on this thread would disagree with peo.....
» 24/10/2011 11:47:54 AM Dear Hasbeen, I think you've got to big a heart to hate anyone......
» 23/10/2011 6:17:49 PM Dear Johan (OUG), They had over six days to "protest." Which by any one's terms.....
» 23/10/2011 6:05:24 PM Dear Andreas, The Queen is in her eighties and nearing the end of her reign. Any hope of .....
» 23/10/2011 5:48:43 PM Dear Belly, By the end of 2012 the Opposition might be finding it harder to explain how t.....
» 23/10/2011 5:21:57 PM Dear Individual, We've already covered this ground many times. As has the news media. All.....
» 23/10/2011 12:42:09 PM Dear Andreas, I don't think that you're correct in what you're telling us about the ".....
» 23/10/2011 12:29:24 PM Dear Individual, Certainly the Opposition's destruction of everything doesn't help either.....
» 23/10/2011 9:59:16 AM There's always two sides to the story. "Occupy Melbourne," started out as a pea.....
» 22/10/2011 9:48:29 AM The following website may be of interest: http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchAndCommonwealth/.....
» 22/10/2011 9:25:28 AM Dear SOG, Be careful what you wish for. You may live to regret it as we're currently doin.....
» 21/10/2011 4:46:51 PM OK I admit it. I've got a soft spot for Her Majesty. Belly, you made me laugh out loud - .....
» 21/10/2011 4:37:40 PM Talking about so called "cheating?" Question Time used to be a democratic safeg.....
» 21/10/2011 2:53:06 PM Dear DreamOn, I think it was Lord Acton. "If absolute power corrupts absolutely, do.....
» 21/10/2011 1:58:55 PM Dear Belly, As a Prime Minister - personal feelings should not enter into the way that yo.....
» 21/10/2011 1:50:29 PM Dear progressive pat, Not sure that I buy into all this. Surveys are to be taken with a .....
» 21/10/2011 1:25:17 PM The dictator ruled his country for 42 years - and while watching the news channels showing.....
» 21/10/2011 10:52:11 AM Dear Hasbeen, So true. Her Majesty certainly has a lot of "class." And that is .....
» 20/10/2011 10:08:52 PM Dear Hasbeen, I like this one: "You can fool some of the people all the time and th.....
» 20/10/2011 9:57:35 PM Dear Wobbles, Nah. Royalty to Britain is what Disneyland is to the US......
» 20/10/2011 5:56:58 PM Dear Hasbeen, You need not worry. The Queen does not play a day-to-day role in Australian.....
» 20/10/2011 5:47:41 PM Dear G R, The quotation you cited is very nice - but I'm not sure that I quite get what s.....
» 20/10/2011 1:08:42 PM Can Australia claim to be a democracy while having a monarch as Head of State? Yes of cou.....
» 20/10/2011 12:39:24 PM cont'd ... I forgot to answer your question as to what effect all this has on people. The.....
» 20/10/2011 12:24:10 PM Dear Poirot, I also find the news programs on commercial television rather depressing. I'.....
» 20/10/2011 8:48:24 AM Dear Belly, According to an article in The Age newspaper - the Ombudsman had expected to .....
» 19/10/2011 6:23:27 PM I don't understand what all the fuss is about. I actually ended up buying a copy of, ".....
» 19/10/2011 6:02:30 PM Thanks to you Hasbeen, and others, who have contributed, for making this such an interesti.....
» 19/10/2011 5:26:46 PM Dear runner, I also feel that any young person should not be allowed to have any drugs - .....
» 19/10/2011 5:20:06 PM Dear SOG, Perhaps the "real Julia," has had to make certain concessions being p.....
» 19/10/2011 3:06:55 PM cont'd ... There's a couple of other factors that I forgot to add. The PM's dependence on.....
» 19/10/2011 1:16:00 PM Gillard on the nose with men? I don't doubt that for a moment. She's also on the nose wi.....
» 19/10/2011 10:08:21 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for your response. My girlfriend had her first child at the age of .....
» 19/10/2011 9:53:04 AM Dear runner, I have to admit that I also find it rather disturbing that this couple is ta.....
» 19/10/2011 9:39:08 AM Dear Pelican, I've been reading the following website that I found quite interesting. You.....
» 19/10/2011 9:31:54 AM Hi Steven, It is a shame that this did not receive much news coverage in this country. Ho.....
» 18/10/2011 5:38:08 PM Antiseptic, I would actually love to have a serious heart-to heart. But I suspect that I'.....
» 18/10/2011 10:39:37 AM Dear Poirot, I wish that Antiseptic would just once not turn overything into a gender war.....
» 17/10/2011 10:01:30 PM Dear Individual, You may be interested to know that if you see an ostrich in your dream -.....
» 17/10/2011 3:27:45 PM Dear Poirot, I'm heartbroken. I wanted to empty the ocean with a broken ladle and I found.....
» 17/10/2011 2:15:26 PM Antiseptic, No, not at all. What is sad is that perception lost the day. I once had an .....
» 17/10/2011 1:51:19 PM Antiseptic, The best way to reply to you is with the following tale: A bossy man decided.....
» 17/10/2011 1:37:20 PM Antiseptic, Try a few simpler titles. You may enjoy Roald Dahl's The BFG. Good Luck......
» 17/10/2011 1:11:05 PM Antiseptic, Been there, done that. Several actually......
» 17/10/2011 12:50:27 PM Antiseptic, No offence - but I'm not interested in irrelevant monologues......
» 17/10/2011 12:33:53 PM Antiseptic, Come on - you set yourself up for that old chap. Admit it! You claim you res.....
» 17/10/2011 11:23:52 AM Antiseptic, Nah. What I won't commit to is sweeping generalisations regarding male/female.....
» 17/10/2011 10:26:24 AM Antiseptic, LOL. Don't worry. He already has. Gotcha!.....
» 17/10/2011 10:21:24 AM Antiseptic, Firstly, my condom reference was in response to your earlier sweepintg statem.....
» 17/10/2011 10:00:42 AM Dear Pelly, I'm convinced that some people make statements in order to elicit reactions t.....
» 17/10/2011 9:12:23 AM Antiseptic, I now get it. It's all my fault. No surprises there......
» 16/10/2011 4:52:43 PM Dear rehctub, There's no need to be concerned about the government stuffing anything up. .....
» 16/10/2011 4:14:19 PM Antiseptic, Why are you making this personal? Are you just simply stirring? I'm genuinely.....
» 16/10/2011 10:12:54 AM Antiseptic, The point being made was in reference to your previous erroneous statement (y.....
» 15/10/2011 6:20:10 PM "Call an election," has been the mantra of the Opposition right from the get go......
» 15/10/2011 1:03:39 PM Antiseptic, You state that you "don't like their chances." (of women getting im.....
» 15/10/2011 12:38:22 PM Hi Poirot, I also liked what Pericles had to say (no surprises there -sigh). However, you.....
» 15/10/2011 10:15:04 AM Hi Poirot, Is there a meaning to life. For me - yes. I am no pundit. I have only my own l.....
» 14/10/2011 12:36:30 PM cont'd ... United Europe is not working so well. Financial problems, refugee problems, so.....
» 14/10/2011 12:23:06 PM Dear Belly, Trade, travel, and telecommunications have made the nations of the modern wor.....
» 14/10/2011 11:52:44 AM Dear Poirot, A child becomes what he experiences - that was also a point that I made (be .....
» 14/10/2011 8:04:57 AM Dear Amie, If you haven't already tried it - try Googling "Surveys of teenage pregna.....
» 14/10/2011 7:57:55 AM (As a channel 9 weathergirl talking about snowfall) I had a good 8 inches last night......
» 13/10/2011 7:09:13 PM Dear Poirot, This is for you: Haiku Child, give me your hand That I may walk in the lig.....
» 13/10/2011 6:59:18 PM Antiseptic, Just a correction. I do not find this topic difficult. What I find difficult .....
» 13/10/2011 6:28:55 PM Dear Poirot, What counts in education is attitudes expressed in skills. The attitudes tha.....
» 13/10/2011 11:05:56 AM Antispetic, If you don't like what I say about you - you can always improve......
» 13/10/2011 10:25:21 AM Dear Poirot, I totally disagree with you. I have relatives who follow the "alternati.....
» 13/10/2011 9:30:19 AM Dear Antiseptic, I can't understand your apparent refusal to accept that fact that the la.....
» 13/10/2011 9:07:20 AM Antiseptic, That's why the American felt right at home watching the Parliament in action .....
» 12/10/2011 6:02:47 PM Dear Belly, We have a relative visiting us from the US at the present time. He's a very c.....
» 12/10/2011 5:52:30 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Sorry you're too deep for me......
» 12/10/2011 5:47:44 PM Dear Antiseptic, No I don't agree with your summation. The role of a parent is to protec.....
» 12/10/2011 3:37:28 PM Dear Poirot, Yes. I agree. However, that's not the right that's being legally denied in o.....
» 12/10/2011 3:26:09 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank You for your kind words. I am absolutely thrilled. This is my.....
» 12/10/2011 3:07:17 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Gays are not asking for any special or preferential treatment. Or to be.....
» 12/10/2011 2:55:40 PM Dear Belly, I was able to watch Question Time today and I saw Tony Abbott's insane rants......
» 12/10/2011 2:45:29 PM Dear Philo, You cannot make assumptions about other people's lives and judge them accordi.....
» 12/10/2011 11:15:50 AM Dear Antiseptic, With parental rights come parental responsibilities. Which is what the m.....
» 12/10/2011 10:50:29 AM Dear Shaggy Dog, As my father used to tell me - a kind word can mean so much. So, Thank Y.....
» 12/10/2011 10:46:27 AM cont'd... sorry typo. It should read: http://theconversation.edu.au/rudd-leads-labor-in-.....
» 12/10/2011 10:38:32 AM Dear Belly, Here's another link on Rudd as PM that you may find interesting: http://thec.....
» 12/10/2011 10:33:48 AM Dear Shaggy Dog, I don't have the answers to all the big questions in life. I'm still on .....
» 12/10/2011 10:09:28 AM From the time that I've been posting on this forum I can honestly say that even though we .....
» 11/10/2011 7:03:25 PM Dear Belly, I didn't get a chance to watch Question Time I would have loved to have seen .....
» 11/10/2011 6:52:24 PM Dear runner, Over 64% of Australians support gay marriage. People who agree with our curr.....
» 11/10/2011 2:11:13 PM Dear Belly, I've just come across this website - and thought that you may be interested i.....
» 11/10/2011 1:59:05 PM cont'd ... Why do I react so strongly to the "feminism" label? Why do you keep .....
» 11/10/2011 1:52:37 PM Dear Antiseptic, I think you've hit the nail on the head this time - and I've been saying.....
» 10/10/2011 7:01:11 PM The right to equality before the law is one of the most fundamental of all human rights pr.....
» 10/10/2011 1:10:47 PM Dear Andreas, The following link by Sarah Hanson-Young may be of interest: http://greens.....
» 10/10/2011 12:59:26 PM Dear Andreas, It is important to recognise that there is an immense range in marriage, fa.....
» 10/10/2011 12:41:59 PM Dear Belly, Hi. I've just come back from the park and the little fellow's taking a nap so.....
» 10/10/2011 12:16:54 PM Dear Antiseptic, I actually don't think about feminism at all. Never have. I, like so man.....
» 10/10/2011 10:26:58 AM Dear Antiseptic, As far as I know they did not ask for nor get any payments from the gove.....
» 10/10/2011 8:43:26 AM Dear Belly, I don't have much time this morning to discuss anything further. My daughter-.....
» 10/10/2011 8:39:06 AM Dear Antiseptic, Just letting you know that I've been made a grandmother again - as of 4a.....
» 10/10/2011 8:29:42 AM BTW: I started my career as a Library Technician - having done a TAFE course first - then.....
» 10/10/2011 8:23:41 AM Dear Shaggy Dog, Individual is a horse of a different colour. We've covered this topic so.....
» 9/10/2011 8:31:34 PM Dear Belly, As I said earlier - I bow to your expertise in this matter. You know better t.....
» 9/10/2011 8:26:45 PM Dear Antiseptic, I've raised my children. I took the time off to do it, while working ful.....
» 9/10/2011 8:15:58 PM Dear Individual, The progressive Enlightenment thinkers would argue that ignorance is the.....
» 9/10/2011 4:54:20 PM Dear Antiseptic, I don't understand your references to feminism or people being "con.....
» 9/10/2011 4:42:30 PM Dear Shaggy Dog, Thank You for your honesty and for responding to my posts. We have quite.....
» 9/10/2011 2:22:02 PM Antiseptic, OK. So what's your point?.....
» 9/10/2011 2:13:29 PM Dear rehctub, You ask the question - "Is being 14 an excuse?" of the young man .....
» 9/10/2011 1:51:12 PM cont'd... Dear Shaggy Dog, My apologies for the typo. I didn't mean to mis-spell your mo.....
» 9/10/2011 1:48:06 PM Dear Sahggy Dog, I was merely quoting from a young person's experiences with the Liberal .....
» 8/10/2011 6:02:24 PM Dear Shaggy Dog, Education gets blamed for a multitude of sins. I'm not sure though that .....
» 8/10/2011 5:44:35 PM cont'd... Dear Belly, One more thought. I feel that it would not be wise for Rudd to ch.....
» 8/10/2011 5:38:17 PM cont'd ... Belly, before I leave this thread I'll give you something else to think about......
» 8/10/2011 5:10:31 PM Dear Individual, I was watching "Insight," the other evening and listening to m.....
» 8/10/2011 4:38:37 PM Dear Belly, You know much more about all this then I do so of course I hear what you're s.....
» 8/10/2011 1:37:52 PM Dear Belly, I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. I frankly can't imagine Rudd.....
» 8/10/2011 1:32:33 PM You may have given up cigarettes but from your posts it looks like you've taken up someth.....
» 8/10/2011 10:37:43 AM cont'd ... Oops sorry for the typos. It should read Karl Bitar......
» 8/10/2011 10:35:11 AM The Prime Minister holds the role only with the support of Parliament. In the party politi.....
» 8/10/2011 10:03:50 AM Yabby, ALIA - Australian Library and Information Association is not a Union - unfortunate.....
» 7/10/2011 8:23:37 PM Antiseptic, This is for you: http://www.menslineaus.org.au/Upload/136.pdf.....
» 7/10/2011 8:07:33 PM Antiseptic, Much as I appreciate your link dealing with one particular aspect, my point o.....
» 7/10/2011 7:50:25 PM Dear Individual, A better question to ask would be - How much did the Labor government ha.....
» 7/10/2011 5:15:23 PM Dear Belly, What would any of us have done without Unions in this country. How easily we .....
» 7/10/2011 5:06:02 PM cont'd ... At present my investments consist of long term deposits with a credit union wh.....
» 7/10/2011 5:01:53 PM Dear Rehctub, Nope. I don't believe in investing any more. Not since my mum lost so much .....
» 7/10/2011 4:56:01 PM Antiseptic, My previous post citing Dennis Pryor's opinion of "women in politics,&qu.....
» 7/10/2011 3:50:49 PM Dear Poirot, New economic roles have brought women greater equality with men and also man.....
» 7/10/2011 12:31:03 PM The following website may be of interest: http://www.gs.com.au/documents/About/MediaRoom/.....
» 7/10/2011 10:20:32 AM cont'd ... As for men no being unable to go to university today? My children, and those o.....
» 7/10/2011 10:14:24 AM Antiseptic, Generally speaking things have changed for many in our society. Traditional r.....
» 6/10/2011 6:00:12 PM Sorry I won't be taking part. I don't care to list my address and other personal details .....
» 6/10/2011 5:46:09 PM Dear Belly, You know more about the political scene here in this country then I do. I'm c.....
» 6/10/2011 1:43:45 PM Dear Pelly, Resolving this kind of ambiguity is part of the challenge of social and cultu.....
» 6/10/2011 9:08:57 AM Dear Belly, I don't agree that this issue is about freedom of speech. As stated previousl.....
» 6/10/2011 8:57:35 AM Dear Belly, Absolutely agree. Each of us we've seen that people in different walks of l.....
» 5/10/2011 8:18:59 PM Dear Belly, You're one poster on this forum whose integrity I would never question. I r.....
» 5/10/2011 8:06:49 PM Dear runner, As numerous studies have shown - there is little or no relationship between .....
» 5/10/2011 2:24:46 PM How predictable - has the Australian ever said anything worth reading. Why not quote Alan .....
» 5/10/2011 2:20:51 PM Dear Steven, In answer to your question. I think it would depend on the individual Aust.....
» 5/10/2011 2:06:58 PM cont'd... I forgot to add that watching "Insight" last night and hearing the vi.....
» 5/10/2011 12:58:08 PM Dear rehctub, History has actually shown the opposite to be true. Do some research on th.....
» 5/10/2011 12:49:06 PM Dear Squeers, I couldn't agree with you more. There are many thinking conservatives - wh.....
» 5/10/2011 12:42:38 PM Dear RObert, I think if you were to accuse Belly of appaling motives regarding his race .....
» 5/10/2011 12:33:46 PM Dear Belly, I can't speak for Ammonite of course. However, I've always found her to be an.....
» 5/10/2011 11:13:28 AM Dear Antiseptic, You'd know more about that subject than any one else on this forum. It's.....
» 5/10/2011 10:38:36 AM Graham, It's nice to be appreciated. But I thought the whole purpose of the discussion w.....
» 5/10/2011 10:29:24 AM Dear Suze, Glad to see that you don't lack ambition......
» 5/10/2011 10:20:27 AM Dear Suze, Don't bet on it. Polls change overnight - and they're not much of an indicato.....
» 5/10/2011 10:12:54 AM Goodness me. Such reactions - even in French, no less. "Un jour, je ne le prendrai .....
» 4/10/2011 8:04:41 PM Dear Dan, Amazing though isn't it that so much has been achieved under her leadership as .....
» 4/10/2011 6:26:14 PM Graham, I frankly am not interested in arguing with you. And what I cited was from reliab.....
» 4/10/2011 6:14:23 PM Dear King Hazza, What does that tell me? Simple. Tony Abbott is more concerned about des.....
» 4/10/2011 6:05:48 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I don't question the fact that it happens. People are people. Howev.....
» 4/10/2011 5:58:51 PM Dear Belly, Ignore the BS from the Opposition and their cheerleaders. No thinking person .....
» 4/10/2011 5:36:41 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Bolt has made this entire issue around "Freedom of Speech,&quo.....
» 4/10/2011 5:24:47 PM As wobbles asked on another thread: Didn't you guys see Moir's cartoon in the Sydney Morn.....
» 4/10/2011 1:30:43 PM Dear Banjo, Wouldn't it be good if we could discuss Australian politics in the interest o.....
» 4/10/2011 1:18:40 PM Dear Banjo, A couple of things. Broken election promise? All parties promised things be.....
» 4/10/2011 12:53:34 PM Dear SD, We all tend to see the world from a viewpoint of subjectivity - this is influen.....
» 4/10/2011 12:34:36 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), You can judge for yourself. Here's Bolt on Larissa Behrendt: &quo.....
» 4/10/2011 12:12:19 PM Dear Bazz, You can think what you like about me. I can do the same about you. As for my c.....
» 4/10/2011 11:07:27 AM Antiseptic, Look up the word "facetious," and then re-read my previous post. Yo.....
» 4/10/2011 10:59:23 AM Dear Bazz, Remember what Tony Abbott did to Malcolm Turnbull? (Admittedly he only won by .....
» 4/10/2011 10:54:08 AM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), The fact remains that if Andrew Bolt wants to accuse people of all .....
» 4/10/2011 10:35:39 AM Carbon Tax lie? Nah. Things changed with a minority government. But that's the problem w.....
» 4/10/2011 10:17:37 AM Dear Bazz, Don't forget - Tony Abbott begged the Independents to give him the job. They t.....
» 4/10/2011 10:03:00 AM Antiseptic, How do I decide who's vulnerable and helpless? I would get a medical assessm.....
» 4/10/2011 9:53:34 AM Antiseptic, You state that "even Lexi did not suggest that she would give up her sea.....
» 4/10/2011 9:42:00 AM Dear Suze, As I stated in my earlier post - I haven't read the book so I can't make any j.....
» 3/10/2011 5:28:47 PM Ah Pericles... Gentleman extraordinary!.....
» 3/10/2011 4:17:28 PM Dear Antiseptic, People can insist all they want. I'll basically do what I feel is right......
» 3/10/2011 4:12:41 PM Dear Banjo, Wise move. I'll do the same. There's no point in arguing when you can see t.....
» 3/10/2011 4:01:33 PM Dear benk, This may help. I've posted it on another thread. Tony Abbott has been all to.....
» 3/10/2011 2:07:51 PM Dear Antiseptic, Sorry but you seem to be somewhat misinformed. As far as the mining indu.....
» 3/10/2011 1:54:46 PM Dear Banjo, Just a few corrections. Tony Abbott has been all too happy to embrace the ir.....
» 3/10/2011 1:35:59 PM Dear RObert, I understand what you're saying. But I don't think that when it came right d.....
» 3/10/2011 1:26:32 PM Dear Pelly, Antiseptic talked about the mining boom and "all the hard work being don.....
» 3/10/2011 12:49:11 PM Antiseptic, I have answered the question as honestly as I could. I can't do much about th.....
» 3/10/2011 10:52:14 AM Antiseptic, I used the word "helpless" meaning all those who were unable to hel.....
» 3/10/2011 10:42:09 AM SOG, Three words - "do your research." I'm not going to argue with you regardi.....
» 3/10/2011 10:31:30 AM Antiseptic, Nah. No halo here. Although I've been called a Baltic Goddess - which is prob.....
» 3/10/2011 10:18:20 AM Dear Pericles and Ammonite, You're not self-centred. You think of others before yourself......
» 3/10/2011 10:03:46 AM Antiseptic, You really do have serious issues regarding women. Perhaps that's as a result.....
» 3/10/2011 9:51:36 AM The following may be of interest: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/mar/02/titanic-l.....
» 3/10/2011 9:05:05 AM Dear Antiseptic, Of course I could but then you wouldn't get it. You can never see a belt.....
» 3/10/2011 9:00:19 AM cont'd ... BTW: The strongest woman involved in politics was actually not in the Labor Pa.....
» 3/10/2011 8:41:48 AM Dear Antiseptic, Stop flogging the same old horse. It's frankly boring......
» 2/10/2011 8:11:14 PM Dear Belly, You know more about the ins and outs then I do. I only know what I read, and .....
» 2/10/2011 7:58:42 PM Dear runner, Re-read what Suze posted and then re-read what I posted. Hopefully you'll ge.....
» 2/10/2011 3:16:44 PM Dear Belly, Julia Gillard, Why? And, are Labor's wounds self-inflicted? Firstly, there a.....
» 2/10/2011 2:57:56 PM Dear runner, I think the point being made by Suze is that - a private opinion is one thin.....
» 2/10/2011 12:34:26 PM Dear Jay, Why not use one of Mr Abbott's best lines?: ""HAHAHA! Sh**t happens!.....
» 2/10/2011 12:23:37 PM Dear Antiseptic, Yes you sweet man. Tis me. Looking for quotes? Try your local library......
» 2/10/2011 12:19:42 PM cont'd ... Dear Antiseptic, All opinions are formulated by what one hears and reads to a.....
» 2/10/2011 11:39:07 AM Dear Jay, I've answered your questions in a previous thread. You simply refuse to accept .....
» 2/10/2011 11:27:17 AM Dear Suze, People can say what they want about Mr Abbott - or any other politician for th.....
» 1/10/2011 8:00:00 PM cont'd ... BTW: Stop behaving like a silly old differ and blaming everything on the ALP (.....
» 1/10/2011 7:53:53 PM Dear Banjo, Well I've got to say I admire you putting your money where your mouth is, so .....
» 1/10/2011 7:47:35 PM Dear Belly, Why should politicians be rewarded even further for simply doing their jobs? .....
» 1/10/2011 7:32:12 PM Dear Individual, I tell it as I see it. It has nothing to do with the ALP. And, expressin.....
» 1/10/2011 6:09:46 PM Dear Banjo, Thanks for the links. I wasn't aware that the problem of forced marriages wa.....
» 1/10/2011 5:32:26 PM Taken from the article by David Marr cited earlier: "Here's Bolt on Larissa Behrendt.....
» 1/10/2011 5:09:03 PM Dear Suze, Whether the author has done a fair assessment on Tony Abbott - I can't really .....
» 1/10/2011 4:34:31 PM http://www.racismnoway.com.au/about-racism/understanding/index-what.html "Contempora.....
» 1/10/2011 1:43:20 PM Dear Belly, Josh Fear, deputy director of research body The Australian Institute, says, &.....
» 1/10/2011 11:47:25 AM One final post on this subject abd I quote from David Marr's article in the Sydney Morning.....
» 1/10/2011 11:16:14 AM There is a big difference between arranged marriages and forced marriages. By the sound of.....
» 30/09/2011 11:47:59 AM cont'd ... Dear Graham, BTW: You implied that I only quoted part of an article regarding.....
» 30/09/2011 11:41:35 AM Dear Graham, I'm not going to argue with you. Kindly read the following website. It puts.....
» 29/09/2011 7:19:16 PM Dear rehctub, You also need to get your facts straight. Try this website: http://www.sm.....
» 29/09/2011 7:07:36 PM Dear Philo, Who told you that homosexuals cannot create children? Do keep up with the ti.....
» 29/09/2011 7:00:49 PM In the most recent edition of "Crikey," an interesting summation was given and I.....
» 29/09/2011 4:22:27 PM Dear Bazz, Come one - you can't be serious regarding Mr Bolt. Vilifying Mr Bolt? A man w.....
» 29/09/2011 2:31:13 PM Dear Belly and Joe (Loudmouth), This is about Andrew Bolt and the fact that as the judge .....
» 29/09/2011 11:47:38 AM Dear Pericles, Regarding Andrew Bolt. I beg to differ. All one has to do is Google the.....
» 28/09/2011 6:36:53 PM Newton's Laws of Political Motion: 1) All political bodies continue in a state of dishone.....
» 28/09/2011 6:26:59 PM cont'd ... BTW: I've just exercised my freedom of speech and I've based it on fact - not .....
» 28/09/2011 6:17:53 PM Can we discuss matter of race any more on OLO? Why on earth not? It's a load of nonsens.....
» 27/09/2011 5:08:03 PM It seems that there's more to this anti-pokies campaign than just politics. (What a surpri.....
» 27/09/2011 10:58:03 AM Has this legislation actually been passed? According to Rob Oakeshott on "Q and A,&q.....
» 27/09/2011 9:19:43 AM "Lexi's Lefty links?" Since when was Amnesty International a "Lefty Link?&.....
» 26/09/2011 5:50:09 PM One can only live and hope that pressure from within Israel will eventually bring both the.....
» 26/09/2011 5:40:18 PM Dear bonmot and Noisy, Here's a website from Amnesty International that further clarifies.....
» 26/09/2011 10:55:21 AM Dear bonmot, No matter what anyone says or how they try to twist things according to thei.....
» 25/09/2011 5:24:59 PM Dear Banjo, Not true. The following website gives the correct answer to the question, &q.....
» 25/09/2011 10:34:58 AM Dear Hasbeen, Thank You for simply confirming what I've been saying to you. See you on .....
» 24/09/2011 5:51:44 PM Dear Hasbeen, That's precisely it my friend. I do the research. You could begin by readin.....
» 24/09/2011 1:46:41 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for your advice. I intend to take it. See you on another thread my f.....
» 24/09/2011 1:42:52 PM Dear Steven, I'm not sure that I agree with your summation. As David points out - perhaps.....
» 24/09/2011 10:27:49 AM cont'd... BTW: Your claim that the Pacific Solution worked for the reasons you give is n.....
» 24/09/2011 10:11:15 AM Dear rehctub, Your suggestion of stopping the boats won't work. At present when the boat.....
» 24/09/2011 10:01:01 AM SM, This is indeed a public forum. However, that does not mean that I have to respond t.....
» 23/09/2011 6:59:05 PM cont'd ... You're entitled to your opinion. I'm just no longer interested in hearing it......
» 23/09/2011 6:30:09 PM SM, The facts are on the web for you to find and have been discussed many times with you......
» 23/09/2011 6:18:20 PM Many people have a propensity to discount the future. "A bird in the hand is worth mo.....
» 23/09/2011 3:03:26 PM Dear Belly, Ignore the man. There are people within the Liberal Party like Malcolm Turnb.....
» 23/09/2011 2:51:01 PM SM, What part of "not interested," in inter acting with you - do you not unders.....
» 23/09/2011 1:17:13 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), A better world is possible. I think most of us are up to the task......
» 23/09/2011 1:08:43 PM Dear Belly, SM can believe whatever he wants. Frankly I could care less. What I've reacte.....
» 23/09/2011 1:01:21 PM Dear Belly, The second anniversary of my step-father's death is coming up on the 2nd Octo.....
» 23/09/2011 11:07:18 AM SM, Sorry, not interested. We've been over this ground and you know the answers and the f.....
» 23/09/2011 8:40:53 AM Thank You everyone for sharing your thoughts and experiences on this thread. It has been i.....
» 22/09/2011 6:44:42 PM Dear Noisy, For many years it was widely felt that as science progressively provided rati.....
» 22/09/2011 5:22:14 PM Dear Hasbeen, Not too sure about your take on the carbon tax or the Malaysian Solution. O.....
» 22/09/2011 5:10:23 PM Dear Bazz, I'm glad that your read the link about the US. It made me realize just how luc.....
» 22/09/2011 3:52:58 PM Dear Poirot, This may be of interest to you, and others: http://newmatilda.com/2011/09/2.....
» 22/09/2011 3:11:33 PM Dear runner, That's interesting. I have friends who've had bad experiences with ouija boa.....
» 22/09/2011 2:56:46 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Thank You for your kind words. However - I don't have all the answers .....
» 22/09/2011 11:31:08 AM Dear Steven, Thanks for all these links and books. Deeply appreciated, and of course they.....
» 22/09/2011 10:59:46 AM Dear Matt, Interesting times ahead......
» 22/09/2011 10:53:50 AM Dear Belly, I think I've told you this event in the past. It happened to my husband when .....
» 22/09/2011 10:35:39 AM Dear Belly, You are right. For millenia, people have hoped for peace in their time. Toda.....
» 22/09/2011 10:21:56 AM Dear Davif F., I agree with what you've said. Especially the part about cutting taxes. Th.....
» 22/09/2011 8:56:37 AM Tor Hundloe in his book, "From Buddha to Bono: Seeking Sustainability," tell us:.....
» 21/09/2011 8:18:53 PM Dear Belly, I believe in ghosts, in the after life, in spirituality all of those things. .....
» 21/09/2011 7:57:04 PM Dear Arjay, Not going to happen. As Malcolm Turnbull explained on "Q and A," th.....
» 21/09/2011 7:50:59 PM Dear SOG, What do I call you? If you're going to call me "Belle," Then should I.....
» 21/09/2011 7:02:01 PM Dear SOG, No arguments from me on that score. "Bohemian Balt?" Nah. Baltic Go.....
» 21/09/2011 6:56:48 PM Dear bonmot, N, Na, Nau, Naur, Nauru - certainly won't stop the boats. It didn't work the.....
» 21/09/2011 6:52:09 PM Dear Individual, Again, I don't agree with your take on things. Tony Abbott has made it q.....
» 21/09/2011 6:46:35 PM Dear David, I read somewhere that: "Nothing in the world can take the place of pers.....
» 21/09/2011 6:35:43 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), Brilliantly put as always. How's the weather here? Warming up appa.....
» 21/09/2011 4:38:16 PM Dear bonmot, Abbott in this case is more than just saying his usual "No." He'.....
» 21/09/2011 4:24:22 PM Dear Poirot, You ask the question: "Karl Marx Was Right?" The key to history, .....
» 21/09/2011 3:37:12 PM Dear David, Your optimism is to be commended. We're hearing on the news about assassinat.....
» 21/09/2011 3:32:52 PM Dear Individual, Look at your own retorts before you make statements about others reactio.....
» 21/09/2011 10:12:11 AM Dear Johan (OUG), I remember a friend of my mother's having a dream when my grand father .....
» 21/09/2011 9:00:34 AM Dear Individual, Well you can only talk from your experiences, I guess. Mine happen to di.....
» 21/09/2011 8:47:13 AM Dear David, What a positive and heartfelt report on the situation in Afghanistan. The thi.....
» 21/09/2011 7:58:24 AM Dear SOG, I don't know too much about NSW's problems I live in Victoria. However, ever si.....
» 21/09/2011 7:07:02 AM Dear Belly, Thank You. I think that it's a brilliant idea to send copies of the posts on.....
» 20/09/2011 10:34:18 PM cont'd ... I forgot to add. If anyone wants to send their condolences to CJ's partner Lor.....
» 20/09/2011 10:25:03 PM Dear Belly, I thought about starting a separate thread for CJ. But I've decided to leave .....
» 20/09/2011 7:38:56 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thanks for sharing your opinion of the Prime Minster with us - over and ove.....
» 20/09/2011 7:34:45 PM Dear Individual and Arjay, I'm not going to argue with either of you. I find it far too s.....
» 20/09/2011 5:46:17 PM Dear Arjay, Not yet we don't. That will certainly be the case if Mr Abbott and Co. win th.....
» 20/09/2011 11:18:26 AM Dear bonmot, I've really got nothing new to add to this debate. I've said it all. All I c.....
» 20/09/2011 11:11:18 AM Dear Individual, I guess that's the problem with a democracy isn't it. We don't have a &q.....
» 20/09/2011 9:56:11 AM Dear Hasbeen, Perhaps you'd better Google "Asylum Seekers rights," and find out.....
» 20/09/2011 9:47:23 AM Dear RObert, From my understanding this is part of the government's attempts to provide c.....
» 20/09/2011 9:13:12 AM Dear Ammonite, That's exactly the message that I feel Paul Simon should have been trying .....
» 20/09/2011 7:48:12 AM Dear Belly, You're right about the joy to be found in giving the excess of what you grow .....
» 20/09/2011 7:38:57 AM It will be interesting to see if the Malaysian Solution gets passed. Abbott won't support .....
» 20/09/2011 7:28:26 AM Dear Arjay, Paul Simon was very sombre when he sang "The sounds of silence," a.....
» 20/09/2011 6:58:22 AM Dear Yabby, I don't have to "deal" with becoming a grandmother for the first ti.....
» 19/09/2011 7:23:23 PM Dear Bazz, We seem to be talking at cross-purposes here. I tried to point out to you the .....
» 19/09/2011 6:54:10 PM Dear Yabby, I grew up surrounded by farming country. My father's best friend owned a near.....
» 19/09/2011 5:35:52 PM cont'd ... What you're talking about is legitimate arrivals - who arrive on legitimate to.....
» 19/09/2011 5:06:41 PM Dear Bazz, Please provide your evidence......
» 19/09/2011 5:04:10 PM Dear Yabby, It seems that they're not scaring old ignorant farts though......
» 19/09/2011 3:45:27 PM Dear Noisy, The following website may be of interest: http://www.energybulletin.net/node.....
» 19/09/2011 3:36:09 PM Dear Poirot, The guy doesn't comprehend inter office memos - so anything with more ".....
» 19/09/2011 3:32:07 PM Dear Noisy, Thanks for this thread. I watched an interview on TV yesterday - where they .....
» 19/09/2011 3:19:24 PM Dear Bazz, I am talking about refugees not people who have visas and then overstay. Pay a.....
» 19/09/2011 3:05:43 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Thank You for your beautiful words. As I've written in the past concer.....
» 19/09/2011 10:45:30 AM Dear Banjo, Boats could be stopped if the government provided free passage by - shipping .....
» 19/09/2011 10:25:05 AM Dear Pelly, I, like Ammonite can't believe the sense of grief that I feel for someone I'v.....
» 19/09/2011 8:34:30 AM Dear Ammonite, I also was privileged to count CJ Morgan as a friend and I shall miss him .....
» 19/09/2011 8:14:37 AM cont'd ... Here's the link for CJ: http://tributes.couriermail.com.au/obituaries/courier.....
» 19/09/2011 7:47:35 AM Dear Belly and Individual, I'm currently at a loss for words. I've just received an emai.....
» 18/09/2011 5:46:21 PM Dear Individual, Read your last post. Not nice. Sometimes we post too quickly - without.....
» 18/09/2011 12:41:49 PM Dear Ammonite, Yes Tanner does discuss the demise of Rudd. The following website has a gr.....
» 18/09/2011 10:58:27 AM Dear Belly, It's going to be an interesting week in politics coming up. Whatever Tony Abb.....
» 18/09/2011 10:49:09 AM Dear Poirot, That's why I recommended Lindsay Tanner's book to you. It's part memoir, par.....
» 18/09/2011 10:25:11 AM I don't doubt Senator Xenophon's good intentions. I'm sure that he meant well and thought .....
» 18/09/2011 7:55:55 AM Dear rehctub, Kindly go back and re-read my posts. I have answered your question. You sim.....
» 17/09/2011 9:54:03 PM Dear Poirot, You're not alone in your frustration. Many people share your feelings. Any.....
» 17/09/2011 9:36:08 PM cont'd ... the following link may be of some interest: http://newmatilda.com/2011/08/31/.....
» 17/09/2011 9:11:33 PM Dear Poirot, Aren't we lucky in this country. We will get a chance to have our say at th.....
» 17/09/2011 8:57:08 PM Dear Poirot, It was in the news and I merely quoted what the Prime Minister's aims were a.....
» 17/09/2011 5:26:47 PM Dear Ammonite, As a lawyer by profession the Prime Minister should know that she's done t.....
» 17/09/2011 3:52:45 PM Dear Noisy, It certainly does put things into perspective. The concept of public debate .....
» 17/09/2011 2:27:41 PM Dear Steven, Thanks for your response and for the links. For me you've opened up the doo.....
» 17/09/2011 2:01:57 PM Dear rehctub, Why is the government charging the polluters? It's a dis-incentive. You pol.....
» 17/09/2011 10:43:01 AM Dear csteele, We lived and worked in Los Angeles for close to ten years. Our children wer.....
» 17/09/2011 10:22:44 AM Dear SOG, Things in politics can change in a flash. John Howard pointed out all the doom .....
» 17/09/2011 10:03:51 AM Dear Hasbeen, I agree with you it's part of nature. However, I invite you to sit in a roo.....
» 17/09/2011 9:44:07 AM Dear Belly, Warmest Birthday Wishes young man! May your Birthday and the rest of the yea.....
» 17/09/2011 9:25:33 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. Definitely worth re-posting. Totally awesome!.....
» 17/09/2011 7:51:33 AM Dear rehctub, There's an old saying that goes something like - "If you keep on doing.....
» 17/09/2011 7:25:53 AM Dear Steven, One big ask. I seem to recall that some time ago on this forum you gave us a.....
» 16/09/2011 7:27:41 PM Dear Steven, Are there any studies to improve the process of microorganisms absorbing mor.....
» 16/09/2011 6:53:02 PM Dear Noisy, Thank You for your concern and your comments. I also feel that our political.....
» 16/09/2011 5:42:24 PM Dear Steven, Thanks for the links. Almost as good as watching the Big Bang Theory. Inte.....
» 16/09/2011 5:27:46 PM Dear Hasbeen, If you think that only a "puppet" could believe Australia's top e.....
» 16/09/2011 5:15:26 PM Dear SOG, Go back and re-read your post about the "red-headed troll." To my kno.....
» 16/09/2011 2:25:49 PM Dear rehctub, You need to get hold of the facts. The following links may help: http://w.....
» 16/09/2011 10:36:52 AM Dear SOG, This thread is not about our current government or the Prime Minster - and whil.....
» 16/09/2011 10:27:26 AM As I've stated in the past - each society views its own patterns of marriage, family, and .....
» 15/09/2011 6:52:41 PM Dear Belly, You a troll? No way! You don't delight in causing disharmony and conflict onl.....
» 15/09/2011 4:47:58 PM Dear runner, You possibly may not be aware of that fact that she's said precisely that ma.....
» 15/09/2011 3:00:32 PM Dear csteele, Amazing isn't a word I'd use. You're being far too polite. But you're right.....
» 15/09/2011 2:37:41 PM Dear Belly, I take people as I find them. I don't deliberately go looking for any underc.....
» 15/09/2011 2:18:07 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for your concern but I really am not going to be influenced by what so.....
» 15/09/2011 10:44:58 AM Dear csteele, Thanks for your response and for the links. The situation in the US is tot.....
» 15/09/2011 10:25:06 AM SM, You are entitled to your opinion - but not your facts......
» 15/09/2011 10:16:14 AM Dear Belly, We're not talking about regular posters here - but trolls. And that's an ent.....
» 15/09/2011 9:08:01 AM Hi Belly, According to various links on the web - internet trolls are apparently very com.....
» 15/09/2011 8:38:44 AM SM, I have a different take on things to yourself. And I don't for one moment agree with .....
» 14/09/2011 6:56:43 PM Dear Noisy, I'm currently home with some virus and I'm coughing madly, anyway, I have to .....
» 14/09/2011 6:45:08 PM Dear csteele, I suppose at first glance you could think that Romney lacks a certain consi.....
» 14/09/2011 4:31:30 PM Dear Austin, Why give her until the next election? Because that's our democratic process.....
» 14/09/2011 4:17:14 PM The Internet is great! It's a place where: People can go on and make comments about othe.....
» 14/09/2011 3:16:21 PM Dear csteele, I've had a change of heart. I've been doing more investigating into the Re.....
» 14/09/2011 11:12:25 AM What a storm in a teacup! All these personal attacks on the PM are really beyond the pal.....
» 14/09/2011 10:58:26 AM Dear csteele, Thanks for the links. I find it all very disturbing to say the least. I .....
» 14/09/2011 10:32:13 AM Dear runner, It doesn't take long to discover that we all have a streak of prejudice wit.....
» 13/09/2011 9:42:29 PM Dear csteele, You're right about the Americans being in "hyper drive," things o.....
» 13/09/2011 9:04:31 PM Dear Yabby, The following website might help: http://atheism.about.com/b/2010/01/25/reli.....
» 13/09/2011 8:51:28 PM Dear thinker 2, Of course this couple or any couple for that matter should not be free fr.....
» 13/09/2011 5:08:46 PM Dear Yabby, What makes you think that I know nothing about Islam? I will try to get hold.....
» 13/09/2011 4:51:49 PM Dear Belly, Thanks. But don't worry about SOG, I stopped reading after, "...given .....
» 13/09/2011 1:48:15 PM Dear Yabby, Thank You for the book you recommended. I'm always interested in reading peo.....
» 13/09/2011 1:09:52 PM Dear Noisy, It's so easy to pre-judge people. The key feature of prejudice is that it's.....
» 13/09/2011 12:54:17 PM Dear Dan, I've read the Daily Telegraph link that was given in the opening post and I sta.....
» 13/09/2011 11:41:40 AM Dear Yabby, It is inevitable that large movements of population occur as a result of war,.....
» 13/09/2011 11:21:25 AM Dear Bazz, The flavour of the month in terrorism in Muslim. And our media associates terr.....
» 13/09/2011 11:06:25 AM Dear Noisy, What lovely sentiments. Most people live their lives, minding their own busin.....
» 12/09/2011 11:48:13 AM Dear Bazz, You asked how many Christians, Buddhists or Hindus belonged to Al Quaida? And .....
» 12/09/2011 11:25:05 AM Dear Steven, Ten years after 9/11 has the world really changed? I think that Ammonite has.....
» 11/09/2011 8:32:59 PM Dear Individual, Education covers a very wide area beginning with schools, onto trade and.....
» 11/09/2011 5:20:13 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thank You for providing us all with an antonym for the word - "excelle.....
» 11/09/2011 5:11:09 PM Dear Bazz, That's why the government is investing in Trade and Training Centres. The over.....
» 11/09/2011 3:43:15 PM cont'd ... Sorry for the typo. It should have read - the "Department of Climate Chan.....
» 11/09/2011 3:40:15 PM Dear Hasbeen, As Malcolm Turnbull told Tony Jones on "Q and A," when asked &quo.....
» 11/09/2011 3:33:09 PM Dear Ammonite, Thanks. It reminds me of the old story - where the assistant dreams up an.....
» 11/09/2011 3:19:05 PM Dear Bazz, At least this government is actually doing something. I gave education merely .....
» 11/09/2011 2:13:24 PM Found this on the web: Once upon a time, an American company and a Japanese company enter.....
» 11/09/2011 1:07:33 PM Dear Belly, According to reports in the Fiancial Review - this weeks National Accounts sh.....
» 9/09/2011 10:37:04 PM Hi Pelly, There's a 1991 film that stars Harrison Ford and Annette Bening, directed by Mi.....
» 9/09/2011 2:12:06 PM Hi Pelly, Most of us refer "status," to prestige. However everybody occupies a.....
» 6/09/2011 7:27:25 PM Dear Hasbeen, I'm surprised at you. You need to know your facts before you post statement.....
» 6/09/2011 6:57:26 PM Dear David, To which you'll get a great big Lithuanian - "Aciu," (Thank You!). .....
» 6/09/2011 6:39:36 PM Dear RObert, $2M. that's one heavy load!.....
» 6/09/2011 5:08:14 PM Dear Yabby, I am a dreamer. And you're going to accuse me of being "wishy washy".....
» 6/09/2011 4:57:28 PM What an absolutely brilliant thread. And what a challenge to come up with something cleve.....
» 6/09/2011 4:40:30 PM Wow. Emotions do tend to get heated don't they when discussing issues like politics, relig.....
» 6/09/2011 4:00:00 PM Dear Johan (OUG), I do read what you write and I respect your opinion because it's always.....
» 6/09/2011 2:22:25 PM Dear Max, Thank you for this article. For what it's worth, I totoally agree with you tha.....
» 6/09/2011 1:55:34 PM Dear Jay, I don't live in Sydney so I can't really comment on the problems you face on a .....
» 6/09/2011 1:48:21 PM Dear Anti, No. it's simply a statement of fact. Still, I suppose that to some people 22 m.....
» 6/09/2011 1:28:59 PM Dear Anti, I don't think of myself as being particularly witty or wise. But Thanks for ev.....
» 6/09/2011 1:10:07 PM TBC, Of course I'm for on shore processing. What sane person isn't? And I enjoyed watchin.....
» 6/09/2011 1:01:23 PM Dear Anti, Gee whiz Anti - perhaps you could tell that to Mr Abbott and the Opposition af.....
» 6/09/2011 11:26:42 AM Ah, yes, the usual BS. Then there's the MS (More of the Same), and last but not least, the.....
» 6/09/2011 11:21:18 AM Dear rstuart, Thank You. Gillard's negotiating skills are one of her strengths. As I kee.....
» 6/09/2011 11:15:14 AM TBC, We must have been watching two different shows. I got a totally different impression.....
» 6/09/2011 11:04:52 AM Dear Johan (OUG), Did you by any chance watch "Q ans A." last night? People wh.....
» 5/09/2011 8:32:55 PM Dear Suze, So glad that you understood our having fun with words. And the fact that it wa.....
» 5/09/2011 8:07:29 PM SM, I read the article - that's why I cited it. However, I read ALL of it - not only the .....
» 5/09/2011 7:44:41 PM Interesting article that may appeal: http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/gillards-gender-.....
» 5/09/2011 4:52:13 PM Dear Ammonite, Then you'll never be satisfied......
» 5/09/2011 4:42:20 PM Dear Banjo, I had no idea. And, as I said - Good Luck with what you're doing. I wish you .....
» 5/09/2011 4:30:18 PM Dear Ammonite, Only if they have a chocolate penis that shoots out money!.....
» 5/09/2011 4:25:28 PM Dear Ammonite, What would men be without women, Scarce, - mighty scarce! As for Margaret.....
» 5/09/2011 4:13:30 PM SM, Try reading up on things. Stay informed. It helps. http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pub.....
» 5/09/2011 4:09:55 PM Dear Yabby, You know me so well!.....
» 5/09/2011 3:47:22 PM Dear Anti, "Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot!" (Grouch.....
» 5/09/2011 3:31:36 PM Dear Belly, Most people pick up the necessary skills on the job, not in some classroom an.....
» 5/09/2011 12:47:38 PM Dear Belly, There was an article a few years ago in The Age written by Jenny Tabakoff of .....
» 5/09/2011 12:28:14 PM SM, You should do your research and stop spouting your party's line. The Pacific Solution.....
» 5/09/2011 12:05:54 PM The Economist has some interesting articles dealing with politics this week. It covers the.....
» 5/09/2011 11:34:55 AM Dear Yabby, The subtleties are lost on you aren't they. Read the website I cited - and yo.....
» 5/09/2011 11:26:47 AM Dear Banjo, I'm so pleased that you've finally decided to take action and I sincerely wis.....
» 5/09/2011 11:09:28 AM Dear Is Mise, No. I didn't watch it. I did see the previews though - and thought it loo.....
» 5/09/2011 10:57:50 AM This is one topic that seems to bring such strong reactions from people. I've had my say o.....
» 4/09/2011 7:09:52 PM Dear Yabby, My apologies, I only now noticed your post to me. We complain about the ".....
» 4/09/2011 6:51:21 PM Dear Jay and others, I don't pretend to have all the answers, however, I take people as I.....
» 4/09/2011 2:51:15 PM Dear Poirot, I have always believed in the importance of the role that parents play in in.....
» 4/09/2011 2:31:24 PM Interesting posts on this thread. A time machine - stepping back in time. A history lesson.....
» 4/09/2011 2:03:28 PM What I do admire about our current Prime Minister is her ability to remain calm, composed .....
» 4/09/2011 12:09:38 PM Dear Banjo, Instead of blaming the education system and multiculturalism in this country .....
» 3/09/2011 6:40:19 PM Dear Banjo, All I can suggest to you is to go visit your nearest school on an open day - .....
» 3/09/2011 5:56:45 PM Dear Bazz, Coming up with policies that actually work would also help Abbott's credibilit.....
» 3/09/2011 5:52:26 PM Dear SOG, I would rather have a "used to be," than a "never was," whi.....
» 3/09/2011 4:15:42 PM Well I for one will be going to the Convention. Why? because the speakers are impressive a.....
» 3/09/2011 4:04:22 PM Dear SOG, Yes, we've heard it all before - especially from the Opposition. Labor's to bla.....
» 3/09/2011 3:47:49 PM Dear Banjo, I deal with school groups all the time and they certainly are taught their co.....
» 3/09/2011 11:32:15 AM Times have certainly changed. Up until the early 1970s, assimilation and the preservatio.....
» 3/09/2011 10:44:38 AM Labor Leadership, who wants it? I didn't realise that the position was vacant - despite t.....
» 2/09/2011 7:01:13 PM Some good just may come out of all this hoopla. Here's two websites that pretty much sum .....
» 2/09/2011 6:29:31 PM Dear Poirot, I understand your frustrations at the current choices in politics. The media.....
» 2/09/2011 12:12:49 PM Dear Poirot, What's the alternative?.....
» 2/09/2011 12:08:47 PM Two websites that may be of interest on this topic: http://newmatilda.com/2011/08/31/that.....
» 1/09/2011 9:39:48 AM SM, Absolutely agree! The two parties should get together on solving this complex problem.....
» 31/08/2011 4:06:22 PM Dear rehctub, You could be onto something here. I've read about the additives to paint. .....
» 31/08/2011 3:59:37 PM Dear rehctub, Congratulations! And Bless You Both! I guess these days it is a milestone t.....
» 31/08/2011 3:47:40 PM cont'd ... my apologies for the typo. It should read - former Ambassador to the US - Sir .....
» 31/08/2011 3:42:46 PM Dear Noisy, From the little I've seen of Bill Shorten on "Q and A," he certainl.....
» 30/08/2011 4:38:46 PM Dear rehctub, I'm not sure that more enforcement is going to work. Catching them is very .....
» 30/08/2011 1:41:35 PM Dear Belly, I can fully understand the frustration of finding Graffiti on one's private p.....
» 27/08/2011 3:07:15 PM SM, No I'm not having a hissy fit. But you really take the cake. You ask for a source? O.....
» 27/08/2011 11:27:52 AM Is Australia innovative? Yes Australia is innovative , as well as being - creative in the.....
» 27/08/2011 11:08:44 AM Dear Rehctub, "They'll still be in denial after they've lost the election." Yo.....
» 26/08/2011 8:31:19 PM SM, Nice Try SM. But you don't get to wiggle out of this one. To quote you: "A mi.....
» 26/08/2011 3:54:21 PM SM, Yes indeed, gotta love the web you try to weave in your practice to deceive. There's.....
» 25/08/2011 2:46:00 PM Dear Belly, The shock jocks can be heard mouthing off on any controversial issue, particu.....
» 25/08/2011 10:22:49 AM Dear Banjo, If you were to qualify your statements with the word - "some Muslims,&qu.....
» 25/08/2011 10:15:49 AM Dear Ammonite, You're absolutely spot on regarding Shadow Minister. But then that's all t.....
» 24/08/2011 7:16:31 PM Dear RObert, I received my information from the following source: http://www.news.com.au.....
» 24/08/2011 6:44:42 PM Dear Banjo, Why not simply have the term "marriage," as the only term. Regardle.....
» 24/08/2011 5:20:49 PM Dear Abdul.J., Thank You for bringing this topic of Immigration for discussion. It has be.....
» 24/08/2011 5:16:27 PM Dear Belly, Personally I don't blame the actions of a few on the majority. If I'd have al.....
» 24/08/2011 3:41:53 PM Dear Banjo, Sorry, you've lost me. Perhaps you'd like to give us your definition of marri.....
» 24/08/2011 3:00:08 PM Dear Belly, Yes, it does indeed take two, no one is suggesting otherwise. However when th.....
» 24/08/2011 2:48:01 PM SM, Evidence please? Simply repeating the same message over and over again, keeping it s.....
» 24/08/2011 12:16:53 PM Dear Banjo, As I've written in the past - each society views its own patterns of marriage.....
» 24/08/2011 11:48:31 AM SM, If a Senate Committee can't do it's job properly - because of denied access to releva.....
» 24/08/2011 11:21:52 AM Dear Anti, We all care, you silly old coot. And I mean that in the nicest way. Diet doe.....
» 24/08/2011 11:09:12 AM SM, Wrong again. I'm not "grasping," as you put it. Merely responding to your.....
» 24/08/2011 9:55:08 AM Dear Banjo, As I stated earlier - you can only understand someone's experiences when you'.....
» 23/08/2011 8:24:08 PM cont'd ... Dear SPQR, There's more to the story regarding Mr Ruddock. 1)The Senate inqu.....
» 23/08/2011 8:09:41 PM Dear SPQR, A few historical facts for your information: 1) Until the early 1970s, assim.....
» 23/08/2011 6:05:50 PM cont'd ... BTW: I've discovered the corruption to which Abdul. J., referred to earlier. I.....
» 23/08/2011 5:55:16 PM Dear Banjo, My statement about Australia being a dull, self-satisfied and joylessly confr.....
» 23/08/2011 5:31:18 PM Dear SOG, It sounds like Anti's receiving some excellent advice - and he can pick and cho.....
» 23/08/2011 5:16:37 PM SM, Have you forgotten the "cash-for visas," scandal involving Philip Ruddock? .....
» 23/08/2011 10:18:04 AM cont'd ... Anti, have you been to an eye-specialist and an ear/throat/nose specialist. My.....
» 23/08/2011 10:06:59 AM Has the man actually been charged with anything? Do we have conclusive evidence that he's .....
» 23/08/2011 9:56:49 AM Dear Belly, You've got a good heart and it will take both sides working together to sort .....
» 23/08/2011 9:51:16 AM Dear Anti, My advice is go to your GP immediately and get a referral to a specialist. A f.....
» 22/08/2011 7:28:37 PM Dear Belly, As Noisy said - of course you're entitled to your opinion and the right to ex.....
» 22/08/2011 3:54:03 PM Dear Noisy, Always a pleasure to read your posts. Beautifully put and good advice. If we .....
» 22/08/2011 3:51:22 PM Good Afternoon Abdul. J., Dr Eva Sallis wrote an interesting article called, "Austra.....
» 20/08/2011 7:27:19 PM Dear vanna, Could you kindly supply some evidence that only one marriage type is economic.....
» 20/08/2011 7:02:29 PM Dear Molly, I can fully relate to your having a Federal conservative Liberal as the MP in.....
» 20/08/2011 2:43:06 PM Dear Anti, Women select jobs that appeal to them, the same as men. Talking about salary .....
» 20/08/2011 2:11:10 PM Dear Hasbeen, I can only comment on the impressions gleaned from what was presented. And .....
» 20/08/2011 12:09:11 PM Dear Kactuz, With all due respect - I have to point out that from the sound of your two p.....
» 20/08/2011 11:37:01 AM We watched "Q and A," last Monday evening. One of the panelists was Malcolm Turn.....
» 19/08/2011 7:17:22 PM Good Evening Mr Abdul. J., Welcome to the Forum. I'm not sure what sort of problems you .....
» 19/08/2011 7:01:35 PM Dear QL, What would you do without me?.....
» 19/08/2011 6:35:39 PM Dear Steven, It isn't merely a question of telling fibs. It's having the necessary skilll.....
» 19/08/2011 4:28:50 PM Dear Belly, I've done a bit more research on the pit bull breeds. I found out that becaus.....
» 19/08/2011 3:21:27 PM I feel that what is happening - is that we are increasingly tolerating a variety of altern.....
» 19/08/2011 2:35:42 PM cont'd ... Totally agree that these dangerous breeds should not be in the suburbs. And th.....
» 19/08/2011 2:31:52 PM Dear Antiseptic, I'm going to take a quote from Pericles when he once told Col Rouge, &qu.....
» 19/08/2011 11:56:27 AM Dear Belly, From the pitbulls we've seen walking with their masters on a leash they appea.....
» 19/08/2011 11:38:29 AM Dear Steven, I wouldn't jump to any conclusions just yet about the Murdoch press. As Fion.....
» 18/08/2011 8:08:32 PM SM, Here's another "all time corker," for you ... It was done to Kerry O'Brien .....
» 18/08/2011 7:35:39 PM Dear gypsy, I can fully understand your current mood. Not finding suitable employment can.....
» 18/08/2011 12:22:32 PM Dear Gypsy, Thanks for the Herald-Sun article. I also read it. However you left out quite.....
» 18/08/2011 10:53:40 AM It seems to me that this thread has now suffered from a total breakdown in communication. .....
» 18/08/2011 10:32:55 AM SM, Most people read the newspapers, watch TV, et cetera. They are well aware of Mr Abbot.....
» 17/08/2011 4:20:37 PM Dear Noisy, I don't think that this piece of Legislation is about the rights of men's gro.....
» 17/08/2011 2:50:13 PM Are we talking about changes to the Family Violence Bill here? Because if we are then I d.....
» 17/08/2011 1:54:53 PM Dear Antiseptic, There are many terms being used quite loosely in the community by a vari.....
» 16/08/2011 3:01:05 PM SM, Again you're simply being divisive. I have quoted many sources in the past. I choose .....
» 16/08/2011 12:11:25 PM Dear King, If I was on trial for a crime I didn't commit I would rather plead my case if .....
» 16/08/2011 11:48:54 AM Dear Johan (OUG), What on earth are you on about? However, your last couple of lines mad.....
» 16/08/2011 11:39:31 AM SM, If you haven't read one single article that criticizes the carbon tax - perhaps that .....
» 16/08/2011 11:32:27 AM SM, Tha answer to that is "clear and simple." Look who you've got as your party.....
» 15/08/2011 9:04:29 PM Dear Thinker 2, I'm sorry that you think people have been trivialising your thread. I thi.....
» 15/08/2011 8:49:49 PM Dear Anti, Sorry to disappoint. I'm just tired. Perhaps in the next discussion I'll be .....
» 15/08/2011 8:43:42 PM SM, Come on. That's your answer for any quoted source that doesn't agree with your point .....
» 15/08/2011 8:29:21 PM Dear rehctub, We've been over this ground so many times that frankly I don't see the poin.....
» 15/08/2011 2:52:28 PM Dear gypsy, The cost of living is going up no matter what happens. That part won't change.....
» 15/08/2011 2:36:50 PM Dear Johan (OUG), Wouldn't it be lovely to have a clean energy future though? I know I'.....
» 15/08/2011 2:27:40 PM Dear Antiseptic, This discussion has been a real eye-opener. Thanks for your thoughts on .....
» 15/08/2011 2:10:29 PM Dear gypsy, You've fallen for the rhetoric that's currently being bandied about. This is .....
» 15/08/2011 2:00:05 PM SM, I do read before I post as well as do my research. How about you doing the same. As f.....
» 15/08/2011 10:54:31 AM Or one green and one blue........
» 15/08/2011 10:49:54 AM Dear Antiseptic, There is no denying that this is a complex issue because of the insidiou.....
» 15/08/2011 10:37:33 AM SM, Ever heard of the Global Financial Crisis - which was started by the conservatives an.....
» 15/08/2011 10:29:15 AM Dear gypsy, I believe that you're confusing the government with The Opposition. They are .....
» 15/08/2011 10:19:54 AM Dear Eclipse and Ammonite, From the lay person's experience it doesn't take climate chang.....
» 14/08/2011 8:44:25 PM Dear Individual, You state that Bert and Ernie "wouldn't be voting ALP," anyway.....
» 14/08/2011 8:30:39 PM Dear Suze, You're absolutely correct. Most people, including employers, know the differen.....
» 14/08/2011 12:43:06 PM Dear Thinker 2, Bert and Ernie and sexual preference? It is a bit bizarre. Why not make .....
» 14/08/2011 12:27:53 PM Dear Pericles and others, I found this interesting website that I think may add something.....
» 14/08/2011 12:20:29 PM Dear Suze, Fully agree with you. As does the Australian Psychological Association. I'll g.....
» 14/08/2011 12:15:09 PM Dear SM and Individual, John Howard had what 12 years? His nickname was the "unflush.....
» 14/08/2011 12:02:55 PM SM, I was not aware that the links I gave were from a "Greenie blog," (insipid .....
» 13/08/2011 7:57:13 PM Dear rehctub, Ooops. Slight blunder. I replied to your question -"When is enough, en.....
» 13/08/2011 7:46:17 PM SM, I'm not sure that most Australians are against the carbon tax but certainly there are.....
» 13/08/2011 7:18:34 PM SM, Here are two websites that may be of interest - presenting I hope both sides of the c.....
» 13/08/2011 2:24:55 PM Noni Hazelhurst, the actress, raised the question on "Q and A," as to how come g.....
» 13/08/2011 2:04:26 PM Dear Noisy Scrub Bird, Thank You for your kind words. At present I've got my 18 month yea.....
» 13/08/2011 11:13:02 AM Dear rehctub, I can only tell you what I get from various data bases, newspapers, and re.....
» 12/08/2011 9:18:17 PM Dear Formersnag, I would love to respond to you and I will when you have something intell.....
» 12/08/2011 9:03:31 PM Dear Hasbeen, I saw a marvellous play last night at The Playhouse Theatre, the Arts Cen.....
» 12/08/2011 8:54:09 PM Show me a workplace without conflict and I'll show you a workplace where no one gives a da.....
» 12/08/2011 8:27:41 PM Dear Individual, If you'd read my posts more carefully you'd notice that I'm saying that .....
» 12/08/2011 8:10:06 PM Dear rehctub and Individual, Come on. Labor does not advertise their achievments. They sh.....
» 12/08/2011 7:55:54 PM Gentlemen: Hats off to your wisdom. BTW: I prefer donkeys to elephants......
» 12/08/2011 7:43:01 PM Dear Houellebecq, There you go making assumptions again about people you don't know. Dear.....
» 12/08/2011 7:23:53 PM SM, You wound me to the core. You've never had fairness or balance from me? Really? Is th.....
» 12/08/2011 7:18:16 PM Thanks to everyone for responding to my posts. This is an issue that has so many sides to .....
» 12/08/2011 2:51:49 PM Dear Graham, I've been re-reading the posts on this thread. And I've had to re-think the .....
» 12/08/2011 2:39:45 PM Dear Antiseptic, I agree with RObert. I think it's a mix of things. Whether its in our r.....
» 12/08/2011 12:13:45 PM SM, Tell us something we don't know. But how many numbers do they take. Pay attention - t.....
» 12/08/2011 12:11:34 PM Dear rehctub, Whether or not this was a set-up - Liberal MP Beck is rolling out the infor.....
» 12/08/2011 12:00:23 PM Col Rouge, I've just come across your post directed at me. 1) Glad to read that your wif.....
» 12/08/2011 11:37:09 AM Welfare expenditures remain highly conroversial. In a typical argument some people actuall.....
» 11/08/2011 11:53:07 PM Col Rouge, Professional ethos is part and parcel of most professions at least here in Aus.....
» 11/08/2011 5:59:01 PM SM, Do you realize that we're arguing over a piddly amount of refugees when compared to t.....
» 11/08/2011 5:54:04 PM SM, Do we know what sort of investigations were carried out by the government. They didn'.....
» 11/08/2011 4:25:35 PM Col Rouge, Flatulence is one subject you'd be more familiar with - I grant you that. And.....
» 11/08/2011 4:16:18 PM Dear Jayb, Me too. Welcome to the Club!.....
» 11/08/2011 4:14:03 PM Col Rouge, Loved the "monocular" reference. I'll pay that. However, one questi.....
» 11/08/2011 3:32:10 PM This rumour appears to have been started by a conservative, right-wing, political activist.....
» 11/08/2011 3:15:15 PM Col Rouge, The UK Guardian newspaper disagrees with your take on things (as does history).....
» 11/08/2011 2:38:11 PM Dear L.B. Loveday, It actually isn't spin as you seem to think. You should Google the AB.....
» 11/08/2011 1:10:48 PM Another thread based on heresay. Why am I not surprised. Evidence please folks - not just.....
» 11/08/2011 1:04:19 PM Another fact that has just been discussed on the news is that the majority of the looters .....
» 11/08/2011 12:53:01 PM Dear RObert, Thanks for your links. Frankly I don't understand what they're all about. Th.....
» 11/08/2011 12:33:21 PM Hi Graham, The Sydney Morning Herald had an interesting article by UK columnist, Zoe Will.....
» 11/08/2011 11:52:46 AM cont'd ... An accurate Census count will help people get the services they need. Sporting.....
» 11/08/2011 11:46:58 AM The fact remains that if people want to access our information they can do it via electora.....
» 11/08/2011 11:19:05 AM Gentlemen, I'm bowing out of this debate. I've expressed my opinion for what it's worth. .....
» 10/08/2011 11:25:38 PM Dear SPQR, From what I recall - those who broke any of our laws such as rioting, burning .....
» 10/08/2011 7:33:39 PM I suppose that because I've relied so much in the past both as a student and in my profess.....
» 10/08/2011 6:57:03 PM SM, How am I backing the PM to the hilt? I said that my preference was to process these p.....
» 10/08/2011 6:33:05 PM I certainly don't pretend to have all the answers. But according to a classic study by The.....
» 10/08/2011 12:22:11 PM Dear Belly, Much of this topic has been covered in my Somalia thread. However, here goes .....
» 10/08/2011 12:09:18 PM SM, Kindly re-read my previous post. We seem to be arguing in circles. Which is pointless.....
» 10/08/2011 12:01:56 PM cont'd... My apologies for the typo. The website I cited should have read: http://curi.....
» 10/08/2011 11:54:56 AM Dear Antiseptic, Are men or women bigger bullies? I Googled this topic just out of curio.....
» 10/08/2011 11:03:43 AM Dear SPQR, These people are refugees not criminals. They are people who have been throug.....
» 10/08/2011 10:36:02 AM Dear Socratease, The problem is how do you tell who's a fundamentalist - be it Christian,.....
» 9/08/2011 7:18:44 PM SM, Your claim to - "Adequate health and safety centres?" Is strongly denied by.....
» 9/08/2011 7:04:13 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I agree with you that the issue is a complex one. Communities or so.....
» 9/08/2011 3:10:20 PM Apparently what started a day earlier as a peaceful protest over a death of a local man sh.....
» 9/08/2011 2:39:52 PM Dear Bazz, Of course. However, it depends how the ruling elites view those clauses today,.....
» 9/08/2011 2:29:30 PM Dear Is Mise, It's still another two years until the next election. The games not over ye.....
» 8/08/2011 11:16:16 PM The following website may provide some answers to the question - "Is global Islamopho.....
» 8/08/2011 8:37:55 PM Dear Steven, I'm not sure that the Japanese attacking the US today would get things right.....
» 8/08/2011 8:29:45 PM Not at all. Water off a duck's back. The law's on their side. But Kudos for trying......
» 8/08/2011 6:55:55 PM Dear Hasbeen, Lovely sense of humour. That's more like it!.....
» 8/08/2011 6:52:17 PM Dear Belly, Thank You for your advice. I'll think about it. I still feel that basically .....
» 8/08/2011 6:36:42 PM Dear Hasbeen, Aren't politicians "public servants?" Look at their salaries - f.....
» 8/08/2011 4:35:13 PM Dear Graham, Thank You for that information. Dear mjpb, I can't better Ammonite's defin.....
» 8/08/2011 4:26:22 PM SM, By the way you need to keep up. The Malaysian Solution has been stopped by the Courts.....
» 8/08/2011 4:20:06 PM RM, You say, "Notice the masters of spin...?" And then you proceed with your s.....
» 8/08/2011 3:19:31 PM SM, You state that you can't think of a Labor policy that hasn't vastly underdelivered or.....
» 8/08/2011 2:59:26 PM RM, Where is your evidence, apart from anecdotal that the Labor Party is unAustralian? Or.....
» 8/08/2011 1:15:30 PM Dear Antiseptic, I do no mean to suggest that we shouldn't tolerate a variety of opinions.....
» 8/08/2011 1:04:42 PM SM, So it's allright to place children behind barbed-wire is it. It's all a question of n.....
» 8/08/2011 12:55:57 PM cont'd ... And, please note I did not use derogatory terminology or sweeping generalisati.....
» 8/08/2011 12:46:09 PM Dear Col Rouge, Just to balance things up a bit. Why did you not mention things like ill.....
» 8/08/2011 11:58:30 AM Dear Col, The Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey announced on ABC TV's Lateline program that a .....
» 8/08/2011 11:42:31 AM Dear Antiseptic, What I am saying is that bullying is wrong and should not be tolerated. .....
» 7/08/2011 11:04:47 PM Dear Belly, Can't you see he's only baiting and stirring. That's all he has. Actually, I .....
» 7/08/2011 10:50:45 PM Dear Col Rouge, While I appreciate your response to my post with - "environazi movem.....
» 7/08/2011 6:56:30 PM Dear RObert, Give it up. Best to simply get on with discussions you enjoy......
» 7/08/2011 6:48:36 PM Thank You for this article. And for being able to both admit that you did bullying, but mo.....
» 7/08/2011 6:30:06 PM Dear Kerryanne, I am trying to be fair and I am speaking to the main offender and no, he .....
» 7/08/2011 6:12:29 PM Dear Hasbeen, That's the problem with this topic - there are so many opinions out there f.....
» 7/08/2011 4:30:11 PM SM, According to this morning's "The Insiders" program, the Prime Minster has m.....
» 7/08/2011 4:21:21 PM Dear Kerryanne, Why are you asking me about what has happened to the ALP? I'm not a membe.....
» 7/08/2011 4:09:52 PM cont'd ... BTW: Do not "shout" (use capital letters excessively) is one of the.....
» 7/08/2011 4:01:33 PM Dear Col, Nobody is trying to tell you how to post. Or what to post. The only person who .....
» 7/08/2011 3:31:46 PM Dear Hasbeen, As I understand it - the point that Ammonite was making - was that we shoul.....
» 7/08/2011 2:50:05 PM Dear Belly, The future could be wonderful! I gave this quote on another thread but I thi.....
» 7/08/2011 2:43:03 PM As Tony Windsor stated: "There should be substantive debates on substantive issues, .....
» 7/08/2011 2:08:39 PM Dear Banjo, Whether you believe in climate change or not not is a personal matter. The fa.....
» 7/08/2011 12:10:42 PM Dear Kerryanne, A bit of advice. Always argue in a logical manner. Sound reasoning will .....
» 7/08/2011 11:57:58 AM cont'd ... If politics was run like a Big Corporate Organisation it would achieve greater.....
» 7/08/2011 11:48:11 AM Dear SOG, So who has vision today?.....
» 7/08/2011 11:38:06 AM Dear Anti, I wasn't going to respond but there are a few things that need clarification. .....
» 7/08/2011 11:10:17 AM Dear Kerryanne, A few clarifications: 1) The Prime Minister has made a tough decision an.....
» 7/08/2011 10:46:34 AM Dear Hasbeen, At least "that awful woman" (as you put it) is trying to get thin.....
» 7/08/2011 10:36:39 AM Dear Banjo, It is a shame that the ver moderate attempt by the Government to do something.....
» 6/08/2011 8:54:34 PM Dear Poirot, Take a break by all means (I may join you). However please come back as we n.....
» 6/08/2011 8:34:55 PM Dear QL, The prospect of the possibility of water on Mars is a rather exciting concept. W.....
» 6/08/2011 5:26:01 PM Dear Belly, As I've stated in the past the art of reasoned intelligent debate is a skill .....
» 6/08/2011 5:15:57 PM Dear Eclipse, I've noticed that you haven't posted for a while. So I assume that this thr.....
» 6/08/2011 5:07:47 PM Dear SPQR, The animal migration series shown on television was a fascinating documentary......
» 6/08/2011 3:55:46 PM Dear Belly, Logically thinking when the most technologically advanced societies are now d.....
» 6/08/2011 12:35:26 PM Dear Belly, Ammonite said it very well. Some people have made the assumption about me tha.....
» 6/08/2011 12:10:07 PM Good Morning Everyone, And what a beautiful morning it is. And it's Saturday - Yay! Nothi.....
» 6/08/2011 11:37:00 AM Dear Banjo, Seeing as you genuinely seem to be interested in facts. This is for your info.....
» 5/08/2011 9:37:24 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the links. I guess I was trying to see some possible positive asp.....
» 5/08/2011 9:10:23 PM Dear Kerryanne, Sorry, I really don't know what you're on about......
» 5/08/2011 7:34:33 PM Dear Poirot and Ammonite, It's the people who put the children on the boats and pay for t.....
» 5/08/2011 4:13:48 PM Dear Banjo, The information is available on the web. Just do a bit of research. I'm leavi.....
» 5/08/2011 4:08:13 PM Dear Belly, Its spindoc not SOG who's desperately trying to offend. Thanks for your kind.....
» 5/08/2011 2:29:07 PM Dear Banjo, The Department of Climate Change does not have 12,000 employees. What Mr Hock.....
» 5/08/2011 12:19:52 PM Dear spindoc, The definition of trolling is available on the web. As is the definition of.....
» 5/08/2011 12:12:10 PM Dear mjpb, I'd like to clarify something for you. You state in response to the earlier c.....
» 5/08/2011 11:09:18 AM Good Morning Graham, I am no more of a cheerleader than anyone else. I do try to see thin.....
» 5/08/2011 9:57:14 AM Dear Eclipse and Ammonite, Fair summations but I doubt whether you'll get anywhere. This .....
» 4/08/2011 10:38:44 PM RM, I've come across this website which presents an analysis of all of the climate-change.....
» 4/08/2011 10:20:08 PM RM, A few corrections: 1) I'm actually not a "leftist." I'm not even sure what.....
» 4/08/2011 9:31:56 PM Mr Young, Enough said!.....
» 4/08/2011 9:02:14 PM Hi Graham, So you don't want to apologise? However I'd like to make a few corrections: .....
» 4/08/2011 2:42:12 PM Dear Pelly, Well said. Dear Eclipse, You too. Dear Belly, Thanks for that. Dear mjpb.....
» 4/08/2011 12:41:19 PM Dear Belly, Thanks for this thread and the link you provided. The article is right on top.....
» 4/08/2011 11:15:43 AM Dear King Hazza, Full agree. Their sole purpose seems to be to desperately try to offend......
» 4/08/2011 11:01:51 AM Dear Graham, I assume that your reference to the "disgraceful" - comments made .....
» 3/08/2011 11:55:26 PM Dear Hasbeen, It certainly will be interesting to see how this Malaysian solution pans ou.....
» 3/08/2011 11:48:59 PM It seems to me that this thread has now run its course. I've got nothing more to add to t.....
» 3/08/2011 8:59:32 PM Dear Philo, A closed mind is like a closed book - just a piece of wood. I'm puzzled by y.....
» 3/08/2011 8:40:07 PM Dear RM, The link you've given us is from the Sydney Institute, a privately funded - cons.....
» 3/08/2011 8:22:46 PM Dear SPQR, I wouldn't want the PM's job - it's a very difficult and complex problem a no-.....
» 3/08/2011 8:18:39 PM SM, My point was - no party is without flaws. However, it's obviously difficult for you t.....
» 3/08/2011 7:06:32 PM Dear Philo, Lets look at the facts as things exist in our society. The great majority of .....
» 3/08/2011 5:17:12 PM SM, Won't work old chap. This is about YOU - and if you keep doing what you're doing - yo.....
» 3/08/2011 5:10:20 PM Dear mjpb, I'm Lexi - simple as that!.....
» 3/08/2011 5:05:59 PM Dear SOG, I've still got two fabulous posters that I collected in the US from a novelty s.....
» 3/08/2011 3:33:31 PM Hello Noisy, You'll probably discover that Neanderthal men are still with us today. You k.....
» 3/08/2011 3:05:31 PM Dear mjpb, Thanks for such a detailed response to my post. You've raised some very valid .....
» 3/08/2011 2:55:32 PM Dear Yabby, Keep on lifting that carpet. You're doing an excellent job and I for one appr.....
» 3/08/2011 2:53:19 PM Dear Kerryanne, Thanks for always being so positive. And from seeing things from the othe.....
» 3/08/2011 2:28:25 PM SM, I explained to you that I don't have the inclination to make lists. All you have to d.....
» 3/08/2011 12:41:27 PM Dear Eclipse Now, Excellent Thread. However, as you'll probably realise (if you haven't a.....
» 3/08/2011 12:14:19 PM SM, I'm not interested in making lists or digging up scandals be they Tony Abbott'd blata.....
» 3/08/2011 11:50:45 AM Dear Yabby, No one is disagreeing with the need of family planning. BTW - the Stopes Clin.....
» 3/08/2011 11:38:46 AM Dear TRTL, Excellent thread. I think your goal of getting information from more than one .....
» 3/08/2011 11:05:43 AM SM, RObert and Pelly and myself are trying to make this precise point. The fact remains -.....
» 3/08/2011 10:56:06 AM Dear Kerryanne, You ask about the Aborigines? It's not a good point at all. Go back and r.....
» 3/08/2011 10:46:26 AM Dear Yabby, My apologies for not getting back to you sooner - however I'd used up all of .....
» 2/08/2011 10:23:01 PM Dear Pelly, Well said. And I'm sure that the spin does have an effect -and not the one th.....
» 2/08/2011 8:40:17 PM Dear Belly, No politician is perfect - surely we all know that. And quite a few in both p.....
» 2/08/2011 8:11:29 PM Dear Yabby, I'm afraid that I'm not a very good Catholic at all. To me the sum of the act.....
» 2/08/2011 3:15:04 PM Dear Antiseptic, If you don't feel animosity towards anyone - why do you posts things lik.....
» 2/08/2011 12:44:18 PM Dear Yabby, Thanks for your civil response. I agree with you. Political, religious, and .....
» 2/08/2011 12:19:29 PM Dear Antiseptic, "What a piece of work, is man?" exclaims Hamlet in Shakespeare.....
» 2/08/2011 12:30:29 AM Dear Yabby, My life style is far from "cushy." When you have a young family, ch.....
» 1/08/2011 11:50:20 PM Dear Aime, Sounds to me like you could do with a bit of a laugh so here goes... Men are .....
» 1/08/2011 9:06:40 PM Dear Yabby, You have no way of knowing what any of us have done to help. However if you w.....
» 1/08/2011 8:41:47 PM Dear Squeers, Thanks for that (and to Poirot also). All I ever wanted was to bring people.....
» 1/08/2011 8:33:01 PM As Ross Peake writes in the Canberra Times - "It would be much cheaper to process boa.....
» 1/08/2011 8:15:58 PM Dear Poirot, Good question. ;-) Now back to the topic. Here's another website that may .....
» 1/08/2011 7:26:58 PM Dear Poirot, Houellebecq is baiting and stirring. He's desperately trying to get a rise o.....
» 1/08/2011 2:58:39 PM Hi Houellebecq, Quite frankly I am surprised that you've seen fit to contribute so many p.....
» 1/08/2011 12:01:26 PM A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it......
» 1/08/2011 11:38:10 AM Dear Banjo, Yabby, and others, I agree with you that population growth represents one of .....
» 31/07/2011 11:56:04 PM Dear Yabby, The quote was given in context to the article which Poirot cited - and in the.....
» 31/07/2011 6:41:25 PM Dear Poirot, Thank You. It's a brilliant article one which I'm going to ear-mark for futu.....
» 31/07/2011 6:33:18 PM Dear Banjo, I agree with you that education and family planning is vital in these poor co.....
» 31/07/2011 5:58:30 PM Dear Individual, You're right about population growth. It is a worry that an unprecedente.....
» 31/07/2011 2:51:38 PM Dear RObert, I believe that in cases of defacto relationships - you have to be able to pr.....
» 31/07/2011 1:42:41 PM I found the following website interesting and I'd like to share it with you - it answers q.....
» 31/07/2011 10:55:41 AM Again, this thread has taken off in directions I did not expect. However, that is a good t.....
» 30/07/2011 6:58:06 PM Dear Suze, Some help is getting through - we've watched it on film. Food is being given o.....
» 30/07/2011 6:48:30 PM Dear Squeers, My concern at present is with the worst famine to hit Africa in 60 years. T.....
» 30/07/2011 6:34:18 PM Dear Aime, It is important to some couples and I guess everyone wants to have the right t.....
» 30/07/2011 4:22:41 PM Dear Aime, Same sex couples in a de-facto relationship have the same legal rights as hete.....
» 30/07/2011 4:02:16 PM Dear Kerryanne, I am having second thoughts about sending animals. However, the sites do .....
» 30/07/2011 2:39:39 PM Dear Individual, Your suggestions would be helpful. However, the situation in Africa is i.....
» 30/07/2011 1:20:22 PM I can see that I'm a bit out of my depth here. So much suffering and not really being sur.....
» 30/07/2011 10:25:35 AM I realize that this is a complicated situation and some very valid points have been raise.....
» 29/07/2011 9:09:07 PM This is an emotive subject for many people for a variety of reasons. Each society views it.....
» 29/07/2011 7:17:39 PM Dear Joe (Loudmouth), I admit it! I admit it! Loved Two and a Half Men. What about ".....
» 29/07/2011 1:03:51 PM Dear Antiseptic, Thank You. I apologise as well......
» 29/07/2011 12:59:41 PM I came across this website on the web recently: http://www.newstimeafrica.com/archives/21.....
» 29/07/2011 11:32:35 AM Dear Antiseptic. Thank You for your sympathy regarding my work colleague. It is appreciat.....
» 28/07/2011 8:51:44 PM Dear Noisy, Europe's got the European Union, the US is a unification of over 50 states. E.....
» 28/07/2011 8:36:56 PM Dear Kerryanne, Thanks for being you. Always fair, always thoughtful, always caring. What.....
» 28/07/2011 6:11:02 PM Dear bonmot, I agree - I'm on a bit of a downer at the moment. Sick to death of politics .....
» 28/07/2011 6:05:07 PM Here's one more - Sleeping Like A Log, Working Class Man, laboured so hard that he worked .....
» 28/07/2011 4:38:28 PM Dear Pelly, Well reasoned. A pleasure to read. You've said it all. See you on another thr.....
» 28/07/2011 12:06:47 PM Dear Kerryanne, A couple of things. Firstly Thank You for the two examples that you've gi.....
» 26/07/2011 9:47:13 PM Ah, Sleepin' Like A Log, California Dreaming, trying to make the plump ladies see the err.....
» 26/07/2011 8:54:01 PM Dear bonmot, Thanks for the link. I think that it's fair enough and I've got one for you .....
» 26/07/2011 8:02:11 PM Dear Antiseptic, The art of reasoned, intelligent argument is a skill not easily acquired.....
» 26/07/2011 7:15:22 PM Dear Antiseptic. No that did not hit any sort of nerve with me. I was merely responding t.....
» 26/07/2011 3:44:57 PM Dear David f., I agree. A country's image does not always gell with the reality. But that.....
» 26/07/2011 3:22:34 PM Dear Belly, Welcome back. Glad to see that you're posting again. I can understand your co.....
» 26/07/2011 3:03:46 PM Dear Antiseptic, Now you're simply stirring and baiting. You need to re-read your own po.....
» 26/07/2011 2:19:46 PM Dear Bonmot, The art of reasoned, intelligent debate is a skill not easily acquired. You .....
» 26/07/2011 2:04:27 PM Dear Pericles, Thanks for that. It is frightening, especially when one had always assumed.....
» 26/07/2011 1:35:58 PM Dear Antiseptic, I am not a public servant. And I certainly don't agree with your stance .....
» 26/07/2011 1:11:47 PM Dear Suze, Noisy, Is Mise, I've just come across a website that chilled me to the bone. .....
» 26/07/2011 11:23:26 AM [Delete for abuse.].....
» 26/07/2011 11:17:38 AM I'd like to Thank everyone who's contributed to this thread. Especially you Kerryanne. You.....
» 26/07/2011 11:08:11 AM Dear Antiseptic, A workplace is a place of work. I'm not suggesting anything else. Howeve.....
» 26/07/2011 10:55:47 AM Dear Suze, For you and anyone else who's interested - this is just to let you know that N.....
» 25/07/2011 11:24:36 PM Metaphors be with you......
» 25/07/2011 10:49:43 PM Dear Bonmot, Like Tony Abbott - that's all he has......
» 25/07/2011 7:19:18 PM Dear SOG, My favourite is this one: "Somebody in France wanted to put Voltaire in j.....
» 25/07/2011 7:08:02 PM Dear Individual, The following may be of interest: http://www.documentaryaustralia.com.a.....
» 25/07/2011 6:48:09 PM Dear Steven, I don't fully agree that Hitler's not funny. He can be made to be. Take the .....
» 25/07/2011 6:30:11 PM Dear Kerryanne, Thanks for that. Great news. I've got some as well. More than 30 wildlife.....
» 25/07/2011 6:14:21 PM For anyone who hasn't read it - here's the article by Waleed Aly: http://www.abc.net.au/u.....
» 25/07/2011 2:52:09 PM Dear Antiseptic, I can see that we're going to have to agree to disagree on this issue. I.....
» 25/07/2011 2:25:04 PM SM, I can see that it's pointless attempting to have any sort of a discussion with you. E.....
» 25/07/2011 11:13:48 AM Dear Kerryanne, Thanks again - especially for the poem. I wish you success in your work a.....
» 25/07/2011 10:56:43 AM cont'd ... Reuters referred to this as an "incendiary immigration issue.".....
» 25/07/2011 10:54:37 AM Dear Suze, I Googled the Norway massacre and it seems that Anders Behring Breivik had pos.....
» 25/07/2011 10:10:57 AM Dear Antiseptic, I don't quite understand what your point is. Are you suggesting that bec.....
» 24/07/2011 9:57:18 PM Dear Antiseptic, As far as bogus claims of victimisation of bullying? I guess there will .....
» 24/07/2011 4:00:00 PM Dear Morganzola, I'm reminded of a Monty Python segment - where a Roman ruler is sitting .....
» 24/07/2011 3:36:14 PM Dear Peter, Tony Abbott has been all too happy to embrace the siren call of irrational ra.....
» 24/07/2011 2:10:07 PM cont'd ... I should have added Adam Hills and Jimeoin of the current generation. And of c.....
» 24/07/2011 2:01:42 PM Dear Steven, I agree with the Monty Python series, even The Big Bang Theory, but my favou.....
» 24/07/2011 12:11:18 PM Dear Poirot, That's the problem with climate change politics in 2011. In large part becau.....
» 24/07/2011 11:54:35 AM I've just received the new booklet from IFAW - and was extremely pleased to read some of t.....
» 24/07/2011 11:34:28 AM Kerryanne, I admire you tremendously. I think you're quite great! Thanks to you and Everyo.....
» 24/07/2011 11:26:33 AM cont'd ... Here's the link that's worth a read: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3.....
» 24/07/2011 11:20:31 AM Dear bonmot, Thank You for the best laugh of the week. Of course you realize that the lin.....
» 24/07/2011 10:58:57 AM SM, You are the one who doesn't have a clue. You keep repeating the "Broken Promise,.....
» 23/07/2011 5:07:45 PM Dear OUG (Johan), The tropical rainforest is an ecosystem that contains the most abundant.....
» 23/07/2011 4:54:14 PM Dear Col Rouge, As I've stated previously - we're all entitled to our opinions. Right or .....
» 23/07/2011 2:45:10 PM SM, Even though you don't have a clue - you're entitled to your opinion. As are we all. A.....
» 23/07/2011 2:38:05 PM Dear Col Rouge, In answer to your questions - as you must surely realise we've all been s.....
» 23/07/2011 2:19:53 PM Thanks for your inputs and I am pleased to see that this thread is still running. I value .....
» 23/07/2011 12:11:29 PM Dear Col Rouge, Margaret Thatcher like our PM - encountered many problems during her term.....
» 22/07/2011 9:55:13 PM Dear Thinker 2, We lived and worked in Los Angeles for ten years. I received two weeks an.....
» 22/07/2011 9:31:40 PM Dear Col Rouge, This discussion is about leadership. Much as I'd like to discuss socialis.....
» 22/07/2011 8:42:39 PM I am a member of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). They save animals in cr.....
» 22/07/2011 2:11:56 PM cont'd ... I believe it was Margaret Thatcher who said something along the lines of: &qu.....
» 22/07/2011 2:06:37 PM Interesting and varied opinions. As a leader Julia Gillard developed her own brand of cons.....
» 22/07/2011 1:45:03 PM Dear Kerryanne, I've just popped back in between appointments. I've had a quick look at t.....
» 22/07/2011 11:10:16 AM Dear Kerryanne, May your friend Rest In Peace. Thanks for the link. I tried looking at it.....
» 21/07/2011 11:17:17 PM I don't have all the answers. We will have to get active. We know that advanced industrial.....
» 21/07/2011 7:36:00 PM Dear Noisy, I think you may have stumbled onto something here. Perhaps it just goes to sh.....
» 21/07/2011 3:44:14 PM Dear Noisy, Delighted that you liked it. I think most of us are sick and tired of the wa.....
» 21/07/2011 3:32:29 PM Dear Ammonite, Thgank you. In pre-industrial socieites people traditionally treated natur.....
» 21/07/2011 12:58:55 PM Thank You for your inputs thus far. I've looked up several websites on species extinction .....
» 21/07/2011 12:25:03 AM Totally agree with Suze, and others, Tony Windsor is a rare calibre of politician - he's a.....
» 20/07/2011 6:33:01 PM Dear Petra, I've just completed your survey. It was absolutely painless and fun (and anon.....
» 20/07/2011 4:39:18 PM Dear SOG, I'm glad that you're no longer mad at me. Thanks for the Japanese whaling infor.....
» 20/07/2011 3:16:50 PM Dear Tom, Another election isn't due until 2013. Whereas the carbon tax will be introduce.....
» 20/07/2011 3:08:36 PM Dear Poirot, Excellent points. I'd forgotten about them......
» 20/07/2011 3:05:33 PM Dear OUG, (Johan), I'll put it another way: Don't take life too seriously. You will neve.....
» 20/07/2011 2:51:19 PM Dear Noisy, While walking down the street a Member of Parliament is hit by a truck and di.....
» 20/07/2011 2:04:40 PM Dear Noisy, Thanks - I'm glad that you like the new topic. Dear Kerryanne, It's a tough.....
» 20/07/2011 12:01:27 PM Dear NSB, You're a kindred spirit that's for sure! I've just re-discovered this, you may.....
» 20/07/2011 11:42:41 AM Dear Squeers, All men are cremated equal. (Sorry couldn't resist)......
» 20/07/2011 11:33:23 AM I'm not an expert in this field but from the little that I've read the facts quite horrifi.....
» 20/07/2011 11:14:53 AM Dear Ammonite, You've made a good point regarding the PM's International expertise. And a.....
» 20/07/2011 11:04:51 AM cont'd ... I forgot to add - regarding the conservatives bleating on about the PM's ".....
» 20/07/2011 10:55:24 AM I agree with Antiseptic's take on things. It is a sad state of affairs at present - politi.....
» 19/07/2011 11:32:13 PM SM, This from a man who supports a party whose leader has announced on television that yo.....
» 19/07/2011 8:08:03 PM All over the world, and especially in the less developed societies, the pressure of the hu.....
» 19/07/2011 7:16:19 PM For anyone interested in some answers the following website may help: http://www.crikey.c.....
» 19/07/2011 4:53:18 PM Dear spindoc, Glad to see that you do have a sense of humour. You should have that framed.....
» 19/07/2011 4:30:46 PM Dear NSB, Thanks for your kind words. As I stated in my earlier post - the politicians of.....
» 19/07/2011 2:05:18 PM Hi Joe, I've just remembered an old joke about Satan: A few minutes before the church se.....
» 19/07/2011 1:53:26 PM Dear NSB, Few people will deny that the planet has a finite amount of resources or that i.....
» 19/07/2011 11:01:57 AM Dear Joe, I'll definitely be where you are. Looking forward to it......
» 19/07/2011 10:57:39 AM Dear NSB, Thank You. My family's voted Liberal all of their lives. I did as well - until.....
» 19/07/2011 10:48:18 AM Dear Individual, Obviously the Opposition leader has decided to maximise his advantage on.....
» 18/07/2011 9:11:34 PM SM, The only weapon against bad ideas - is better ideas. Unfortunately the Opposition doe.....
» 18/07/2011 8:56:39 PM cont'd ... One other reminder about Mr Howard. In the lead up to the Iraq War - Howard di.....
» 18/07/2011 8:50:19 PM Dear Banjo, A couple of things: On both sides of politics we won't know much about this d.....
» 18/07/2011 8:23:01 PM Dear Morganzola and RObert, Thanks to you both for caring. We can only hope that Belly w.....
» 18/07/2011 8:11:43 PM Dear Individual, Words like, "Get a Brain!" do not endear you to anyone and the.....
» 18/07/2011 6:33:02 PM Dear Atman, I have a link for you that just may clarify a few things: http://archive.lee.....
» 18/07/2011 6:11:16 PM Hi Joe, Talking about Satan... I think it was Mark Twain who said you go to Heaven for th.....
» 18/07/2011 6:01:34 PM Dear RObert, Thanks for the links. I had no idea that things were getting to Belly so bad.....
» 18/07/2011 5:40:47 PM Dear Banjo, I don't have a selective memory. I don't deliberately select things to rememb.....
» 18/07/2011 11:45:45 AM Dear Ammonite, I fully agree. I wouldn't want the PM's job. She'd need nerves of steel to.....
» 18/07/2011 11:33:16 AM Dear RObert, Thanks for that. I'm relieved that he's still posting......
» 18/07/2011 11:17:50 AM A few years from now we may all wonder what all the fuss was about - especially after an i.....
» 17/07/2011 7:03:30 PM Dear Individual, People leave threads for a variety of reasons - they may have the answer.....
» 17/07/2011 6:26:04 PM Dear SOG, Nah. I'm over it. And besides, I can't stay mad at you. You'fe far too knowledg.....
» 17/07/2011 4:39:15 PM Dear Belly, Where are you? I haven't seen you posting for sometime now. I trust that you'.....
» 17/07/2011 4:35:59 PM SOG, That ship has sailed. Kindly go back and re-read your posts to me and the names that.....
» 17/07/2011 12:10:30 PM Dear SOG, My parents were Displaced Persons who came to Australia as refugees after World.....
» 16/07/2011 9:12:46 PM cont'd ... BTW - you ask why do the Greens think they're the "Voice of the People?&q.....
» 16/07/2011 9:08:48 PM Dear Atman, Could you please provide some proof about Senator Rhiannon's communist affili.....
» 16/07/2011 8:51:18 PM Dear Squeers, Thank You for your comments. I think that in the future there will undoubte.....
» 16/07/2011 8:03:46 PM Dear SOG, So I've gone from being your "Baltic Jewel," to Lexiliar? Sorry, but .....
» 16/07/2011 7:41:45 PM Dear Kerryanne, A great big hug from me. You go girl!.....
» 16/07/2011 7:36:57 PM cont'd... I apologise for my typo - it should be 5 million people who watched Klaus on Yo.....
» 16/07/2011 7:33:14 PM Dear Morganzola, I am quite amazed by the posts of Col Rouge. Amazed because on the one h.....
» 16/07/2011 4:38:33 PM SM, Wake Up! In case you don't realize it's the end of the financial year! And stores are.....
» 16/07/2011 4:28:00 PM Dear Banjo, I have no interest in any further discussion with you or individual. What's .....
» 16/07/2011 2:13:51 PM Dear OUG, The religious convictions that anyone holds are influenced by the historical an.....
» 16/07/2011 1:49:03 PM The Harry Potter books were marvellous, humourous, powerful, disturbing, illuminating, eve.....
» 16/07/2011 11:39:47 AM cont'd ... Dear Suze, Religion functions as a form of social "cement." It unit.....
» 16/07/2011 11:23:38 AM Dear Suze, Thanks for your response to my question. Emile Durkheim was one of the first s.....
» 16/07/2011 11:08:01 AM Dear Banjo, You're not interested in "Party politics?" Really? So all you can s.....
» 15/07/2011 11:10:34 PM Emile Durkheim, one of the first sociologists to study religion, pointed out that a single.....
» 15/07/2011 10:52:22 PM Dear Banjo, We all could go back and finger-point. What would that achieve? Lists are all.....
» 15/07/2011 7:17:21 PM Please keep up this discussion. I am enjoying reading all of your posts tremendously. This.....
» 15/07/2011 6:49:16 PM My, this is turning out to be a thread of negative "lists." OK here's my further.....
» 15/07/2011 6:41:44 PM Dear Hasbeen, I don't for a minute doubt that it saddens you. It saddens me as well that .....
» 15/07/2011 3:57:11 PM cont'd ... Dear Banjo, I forgot to add that with every attempt to achieve something posi.....
» 15/07/2011 3:44:33 PM Dear Banjo, Here's another list that may be of interest: 1) Abolished WorkChoices 2) Inc.....
» 15/07/2011 3:10:06 PM Dear spindoc, Where on earth is my embarrassment gene? Obviously not in the same place a.....
» 15/07/2011 2:55:25 PM Dear Rehctub, Come on you're not serious talking about brown-nosing - and blaming the PM .....
» 14/07/2011 6:54:54 PM Dear Ludwig, Ben Eltham is an intelligent man and I hope that he responds to you appropri.....
» 14/07/2011 6:45:14 PM Dear Jayb, Thanks for your civilized and well reasoned response. I'm not an expert in the.....
» 14/07/2011 9:12:36 AM Dear RObert, Howard didn't have a mandate for WorkChoices......
» 14/07/2011 9:09:46 AM Dear rehctub, It may come as a surprise to you and many others - but the people have deci.....
» 13/07/2011 11:26:55 PM Dear Jayb, Firstly my previous post was in response to the wrong assertions made by spind.....
» 13/07/2011 11:08:06 PM Dear RS, I don't like your chances (or anyone else's) to try to get Tony Abbott to tone d.....
» 13/07/2011 7:26:02 PM Dear spindoc, You should really get more up to date information. For a start why don't yo.....
» 13/07/2011 6:46:35 PM Dear Hasbeen, Here's the answer to you questions: http://newmatilda.com/2011/07/11/carbo.....
» 13/07/2011 6:40:20 PM For those folks who care about the future and not their immediate pockets the following mi.....
» 13/07/2011 4:51:41 PM SM and Rehctub, Let's wait and see what develops. 2013 is a way off yet. We'll have to wa.....
» 13/07/2011 4:38:36 PM Dear Ammonite, Don't get me wrong - There are many issues that I still question. The issu.....
» 13/07/2011 2:46:35 PM SM, The legislation is going to be passed whether you like it or not. Australia has alway.....
» 13/07/2011 12:14:29 PM Dear bonmot, I loved your two links - especially the "One Act Play," from the D.....
» 13/07/2011 11:58:34 AM Dear Ammonite, Thank You for your kind words and for explaining your thoughts to me. For .....
» 13/07/2011 11:33:11 AM Dear Hasbeen, Stop repeating the Liberal mantra. Think for yourself. The PM has not broke.....
» 12/07/2011 8:45:00 PM Dear Poirot, This joke may lighten things up a bit: Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott are si.....
» 12/07/2011 8:07:33 PM Dear bonmot, The following two websites may be of interest: http://www.theage.com.au/fed.....
» 12/07/2011 7:51:36 PM Dear Squeers, And also with you. Take care......
» 12/07/2011 7:12:02 PM Dear Squeers, Please stay - you write so beautifully - and I value your opinion so very m.....
» 12/07/2011 7:06:14 PM Dear Ammonite, I understand what you're saying. As I've written in the past, so many tim.....
» 12/07/2011 6:47:34 PM Dear Hasbeen, Did you watch "Q and A" last night? We finally have a leader tha.....
» 12/07/2011 6:36:45 PM Dear Hasbeen, You're wrong. Not only a "lefty idiot," thinks that way but peopl.....
» 12/07/2011 5:05:15 PM Dear Ammonite, So let me get this straight. You're blaming the destruction of the environ.....
» 12/07/2011 4:59:30 PM SM, How about - Tolstoy, Gandhi, Orwell, Chomsky, Karl Marx, Eugene Debs, Martin Luther K.....
» 12/07/2011 4:46:28 PM Dear Austin, That depends on the school doesn't it. I attended an all-girls-religious on.....
» 12/07/2011 4:40:35 PM Dear pepper, The following website might clarify a few things for you: http://newmatilda.....
» 12/07/2011 4:35:42 PM Dear Ammonite, The material world wasn't what concerned these people. Rightly or wrongly .....
» 12/07/2011 4:26:17 PM cont'd ... As one of the villagers tried to explain to me - "fill your mind with the.....
» 12/07/2011 4:14:43 PM Dear Squeers, Perhaps I didn't explain the point about the Mexican villages properly. Whe.....
» 12/07/2011 4:03:23 PM SM, The following website may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2011/07/11/carbon-ta.....
» 12/07/2011 3:59:18 PM The following website may be of interest: http://newmatilda.com/2011/07/11/carbon-tax-we-.....
» 11/07/2011 7:56:51 PM Dear Morganzola, The results of the last election showed the dissatisfaction of Australia.....
» 11/07/2011 7:16:22 PM Dear Squeers, Have you ever been to any poor countries? We were in Mexico quite a few yea.....
» 11/07/2011 5:07:43 PM SM, Don't be fooled by polls - they're only as good as the people surveyed and at the tim.....
» 11/07/2011 3:36:09 PM Dear Poirot, I'll keep repeating - we have to start somewhere. Tony Abbott and the busine.....
» 11/07/2011 3:12:02 PM cont'd ... It was Emile Durkheim, one of the first sociologists who studied religion who .....
» 11/07/2011 3:04:20 PM Dear OUG, (Johan), Beautifully expressed as always. Thank You. You write from the heart. .....
» 11/07/2011 2:43:44 PM Dear Poirot, We have to start somewhere. Surely you're not suggesting we don't require in.....
» 11/07/2011 12:29:58 PM Dear MM, I live in Victoria and possibly our laws are fairer. I don't know much about WA......
» 11/07/2011 12:25:00 PM Thank You so much for your continued inputs - please keep them coming. As I've written in .....
» 11/07/2011 12:09:35 PM The government is made up of a Coalition of varied political and social interests, Labor, .....
» 10/07/2011 11:54:22 AM Dear Banjo, They are not "illegal," they are entitled to seek asylum according .....
» 10/07/2011 11:16:45 AM Dear Ammonite, We are on the same page with this issue. No argument from me here, as I've.....
» 9/07/2011 10:55:38 PM Dear Ammonite, The Age newspaper today - Saturday, 9th July 2011, had an excellent editor.....
» 9/07/2011 7:22:37 PM Thank You so much for all your inputs. They've been varied and I value each and everyone o.....
» 9/07/2011 2:59:57 PM Dear Noisy Scrub Bird, My ancestry is Lithuanian. I was born here. My family now includes.....
» 9/07/2011 2:54:43 PM Dear rehctub, I would prefer to have less in my bank account if it meant that my elderly .....
» 9/07/2011 2:49:17 PM Dear Ammonite, There are several stages in the process of selecting the criminal. Only a .....
» 9/07/2011 12:43:33 PM Monchton is not taken seriously in the UK and British journalists are surprised that he wo.....
» 9/07/2011 12:23:11 PM It looks like this topic has now run its course. I'd like to Thank everyone who contribute.....
» 9/07/2011 12:19:27 PM Dear MM, Where there is a demand there will always be a supply as the saying goes. The sa.....
» 9/07/2011 12:12:42 PM Dear Noisy Scrub Bird, Thanks for this thread. I also watched both the film and "Q a.....
» 9/07/2011 11:49:22 AM Dear Ammonite, I will be very surprised if serious charges are laid against anyone in the.....
» 8/07/2011 7:30:20 PM Religion is embedded in my identity to the point that I was born into and raised as a Cath.....
» 8/07/2011 1:28:20 PM My apologies for not explaining what I meant by religion. I'm referring to relgion as a un.....
» 8/07/2011 9:21:01 AM Dear Jay, Again with the sweeping generalisations. "People like Lexi and Joe... need.....
» 7/07/2011 7:12:48 PM Hi Joe, Always glad to read your posts and your voice of reason. One of the most fascina.....
» 7/07/2011 6:33:49 PM Dear Aimee, Gee whiz. This really gets to me. I've got my mother who's suffering from dem.....
» 7/07/2011 4:20:32 PM How important is religion in your life? What influence (if any) has it had on you? I don't.....
» 7/07/2011 3:58:25 PM Dear Aquarius, People go where the jobs are and Ludwig is right - move the public service.....
» 7/07/2011 3:48:29 PM Dear Arjay, I watched the 4 Corners program - it was horrific. I'm not sure what our gove.....
» 7/07/2011 3:30:23 PM Dear Pericles, I realize that city living is impersonal and often heartless. My question .....
» 7/07/2011 2:03:08 PM Dear Steven, Thanks for responding so quickly to my questions and what you've stated make.....
» 7/07/2011 11:42:23 AM Dear Sylvia Elise, I totally disagree with you on this. Living the life of a recluse is n.....
» 7/07/2011 11:34:50 AM SM, Point of Order Sir. Point of Order. Wobbles was referring to "those unprinciple.....
» 7/07/2011 11:27:21 AM Dear Steven, Wow! Where do I buy shares? But a couple of questions first. Is the resour.....
» 6/07/2011 8:06:11 PM Dear TRTL, Thank you for your excellent input and given examples. My father who spoke eig.....
» 6/07/2011 7:55:28 PM SM, This is for your information: http://newmatilda.com/2011/07/05/living-edge-fukushima.....
» 6/07/2011 7:31:59 PM Dear Saltpetre, Our society is made up of more than just "conventional couples".....
» 6/07/2011 3:03:00 PM We do seem to be going around in circles in this discussion. I think that we'll simply hav.....
» 6/07/2011 12:40:55 PM Dear OUG (Johan), I've never thought that you were "weird," - always interestin.....
» 6/07/2011 12:28:15 PM SM, I can see why you're not concerned about nuclear - you probably won't be around in th.....
» 5/07/2011 11:40:01 PM Dear thinker 2, My understanding of the so called carbon tax is that it is only intended .....
» 5/07/2011 11:23:37 PM Dear Hasbeen, Yes with the current technology you are right. Computers today in compariso.....
» 5/07/2011 8:48:39 PM Dear Saltpetre, The following website may clarify a few things: http://www.australianmar.....
» 5/07/2011 8:31:25 PM All we're arguing about is words. As Penny Wong pointed out on "Q and A," last n.....
» 5/07/2011 8:14:03 PM SM, Regarding nuclear. You claim that flying is the safest way to travel. And when a plan.....
» 5/07/2011 7:50:41 PM Dear Aquarius, I've done a bit of reading up on this subject so that I could give you a f.....
» 5/07/2011 7:27:12 PM Dear Otokonoko, I loved "der Meerschweinchen," my daughter-in-law is German and.....
» 4/07/2011 6:26:48 PM Dear OUG, Very well done. Thank You. A few more - there's no ham in hamburger. Nor any a.....
» 4/07/2011 3:57:45 PM cont'd ... Another example: I've just seen a magazine cover where Prince William's wife,.....
» 4/07/2011 3:51:44 PM Dear Belly, I don't get what all the fuss is about concerning the Greens. The Greens havi.....
» 4/07/2011 3:43:22 PM Dear Aquarius, I read Nino Culotta's (John O'Grady) book, "They're a Weird Mob,".....
» 4/07/2011 2:38:45 PM Wind farms in Germany for that matter anywhere in Europe has no comparison to Australia. T.....
» 4/07/2011 1:07:41 PM Excellent article and Kudos to Mr Pilger for having the guts to tell it like it is - again.....
» 4/07/2011 12:32:19 AM Dear Suze, I've just read your post and I believe that Aquarius is trying to solicit idea.....
» 4/07/2011 12:28:37 AM cont'd ... My apologies to Cardinal Pell. It was wrong of me to suggest him, even if he .....
» 4/07/2011 12:18:08 AM Dear Suze, Well said - and you've asked some pertinent questions. Actually, I'm happily m.....
» 4/07/2011 12:02:41 AM Dear Moganzola, Thank You for a rational, well reasoned post. So refreshing to read. It's.....
» 3/07/2011 7:05:44 PM Dear Saltpetre, Times change. People's entire way of thinking about marriage has changed:.....
» 3/07/2011 6:15:43 PM Dear Kerryanne, I read the article in 'The Australian," where Mr Patel admits he mad.....
» 3/07/2011 5:43:19 PM Dear Banjo, You're more than welcome. As I said you've opened up a whole new area of disc.....
» 3/07/2011 3:20:52 PM I am constantly amazed at the utter ignorance of some posters on this forum - but then - h.....
» 3/07/2011 3:02:16 PM SM, I don't understand your reasoning. Why do the Greens need an assault on Labor when th.....
» 3/07/2011 1:30:46 PM Dear Banjo, You've opened up a whole new world for me by taking the word UP even further .....
» 3/07/2011 11:33:33 AM Dear Poirot, Thanks for that. Very amusing. I guess people see the words as pictures and .....
» 2/07/2011 10:41:45 PM Dear QL, Thanks for your great input. Loved it. The friend who gave me the idea for this .....
» 2/07/2011 1:35:21 PM As a famous writer once wrote: Take one dream. Dream it in detail. Putit into your own ha.....
» 2/07/2011 11:19:31 AM My father used to say how illogical the English language was. He spoke several languages a.....
» 2/07/2011 11:04:22 AM Dear Jay, You certainly move in interesting circles. In the past - it was "reds und.....
» 2/07/2011 10:33:05 AM Brown leading Gillard by the nose? Is that what's called "Brown-nosing?" Let's.....
» 1/07/2011 7:34:08 PM Dear Hasbeen, It's not only gays who use their various orifices and appendages in "i.....
» 1/07/2011 4:49:28 PM Why do people bring up animals (in this case pets) or other weird suggestions when it come.....
» 1/07/2011 12:04:32 PM Dear Yabby, It seems somehow a question of ethics to be squirreling money away at a frant.....
» 1/07/2011 11:51:30 AM We've got a whole bunch of political issues at the moment that are doing the rounds in the.....
» 1/07/2011 11:38:10 AM Personally I can't see what all the fuss is about. Marriage is a serious commitment fo any.....
» 1/07/2011 11:23:42 AM What if the business is running at a loss? Has anyone seen the film. "Inside Job?&qu.....
» 30/06/2011 11:22:42 PM This has been an interesting discussion. Each of us can only speak from our own experience.....
» 30/06/2011 6:34:59 PM There's an interesting article in "The Age," 30th June 2011 for anyone intereste.....
» 30/06/2011 2:03:54 PM Dear Aquarius, I like your comparison of the politicians with survival in the bush. I don.....
» 29/06/2011 10:43:28 PM Dear Aquarius, "You know the saying, "Human see, human do." (Planet of The.....
» 29/06/2011 5:15:54 PM Dear o sung wu, No - that's just one man expressing his opinion. Just like those people w.....
» 29/06/2011 5:08:40 PM Dear Morganzola, I like the myth about the aliens who came to earth, got drunk, had a par.....
» 29/06/2011 4:56:57 PM Dear Poirot, Thanks for the French film, "To Be and To Have." It sounds like my.....
» 29/06/2011 3:47:09 PM Dear Bazz, Criminals are criminals whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or any oth.....
» 29/06/2011 2:30:52 PM As Wayne Swan pointed out, "If they increase their royalties and all of that increase.....
» 29/06/2011 2:09:41 PM Dear Banjo, The Galbally Report, 1978, was the turning point when it urged tha Australian.....
» 29/06/2011 10:52:14 AM Dear Ammonite, Evolution is the key, except some people haven't evolved very far at all. .....
» 29/06/2011 10:40:28 AM Rudd and Turnbull? Instead of Gillard and Abbott? Personally, I feel that Rudd should sta.....
» 29/06/2011 10:25:51 AM Dear Belly, I really feel for you after I read that link I gave you. I had no idea that t.....
» 28/06/2011 10:33:14 PM Dear Banjo, Newcomers, especially if they have come to Australia in linguistic or ethnica.....
» 28/06/2011 6:55:55 PM Dear a597, Thanks for that. We don't regret having done it for a second. And now even ou.....
» 28/06/2011 6:37:07 PM Dear Hasbeen, No worries. My freezer is full - but the food gets eaten up -pretty quickly.....
» 28/06/2011 6:01:15 PM Dear spindoc, What a nasty personal attack - and why? My husband and I invested in solar.....
» 28/06/2011 5:53:34 PM Dear Kactuz, Tony Abbott like his mentor John Howard - is"most comfortable with a si.....
» 28/06/2011 3:09:51 PM Dear Belly, If you've got 100 of these pests sitting on your roof I'd be calling in the p.....
» 28/06/2011 11:17:30 AM Dear Kerryanne, We've invested in solar panels on our roof - which has made a huge differ.....
» 27/06/2011 3:55:49 PM Dear Hasbeen and Individual, Let's look at the bigger picture just for a moment. The Quee.....
» 27/06/2011 3:43:07 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Impressive that you read Euripides. Medea is such a powerful play. Wow I'm .....
» 27/06/2011 3:37:13 PM Dear Banjo, Damn straight on that one that's for sure. Better not to know in some cases e.....
» 27/06/2011 3:33:00 PM Dear Hasbeen, You I understand and know where you're coming from. I've got family members.....
» 27/06/2011 3:30:03 PM Dear Jay, I don't want to respond to you in the manner that you deserve - because my post.....
» 27/06/2011 12:41:37 PM Do any of you know what really goes on in abbotoirs? I've got to confess that I certainly .....
» 27/06/2011 12:21:50 PM Dear SOG, I agree with you. It's hard to find newspapers that don't follow some sort of j.....
» 27/06/2011 12:09:16 PM Dear Ammonite, As I've written previously on this thread - prejudice creates what it fear.....
» 27/06/2011 11:53:05 AM Two quotes that may be relevant. 1) "One of the penalities for refusing to particip.....
» 27/06/2011 11:36:11 AM Dear Hasbeen, You've got a valid point. However, if you don't add to the mix you may end .....
» 27/06/2011 11:23:46 AM Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people w.....
» 25/06/2011 9:29:55 PM Dear Individual, You keep referring to the "Westminster System," well according.....
» 25/06/2011 2:44:24 PM Dear Ammonite, I wish I could travel as well - but I think that it will have to be ".....
» 25/06/2011 2:37:40 PM Dear Belly, I'm probably going to get yelled at for this - but I'm happy with the system .....
» 25/06/2011 2:22:32 PM Dear Peter Hume, Thanks for the write up of The Human planet. My Birthdays coming up in J.....
» 24/06/2011 9:59:55 PM SM, In answer to your question about where Tony Abbott has lied, backtracked with the tru.....
» 24/06/2011 9:34:01 PM Dear Steven, From my understanding Israel has a very strong trading partnership with EU. .....
» 24/06/2011 9:01:54 PM Dear Kerryanne, No I've been around for a little while. I hope that you'll continue to po.....
» 24/06/2011 8:28:41 PM Dear Poirot, The Human Planet sounds wonderful. I may look into buying it. I can pass it .....
» 24/06/2011 4:13:53 PM Dear Otokonoko, Good choice of docos. Brought back so many memories. All good. Dear Bron.....
» 24/06/2011 11:11:45 AM Dear Kerryanne, Thanks for responding to my post and I agree with what you say. She's got.....
» 24/06/2011 11:06:43 AM Dear All-, Your dissertation would have to be more than just a title. Your hypothesis wou.....
» 23/06/2011 9:45:05 PM cont'd ... I made a typo with the video. It should read: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....
» 23/06/2011 9:38:51 PM Dear csteele, Try the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fMeM4506xk and also: .....
» 23/06/2011 9:30:05 PM SM, The Opposition don't have to implement policies but they could offer us some better a.....
» 23/06/2011 9:03:18 PM Dear Bronwyn, Morganzola, Saltpetre ..., I'm beginning to think that we're being had by a.....
» 23/06/2011 7:34:50 PM cont'd ... I Googled the film. It was called "Inside Job," by award-winning dir.....
» 23/06/2011 7:17:14 PM Dear SOG, I guess there's a certain amount of bias in just about anything. Have you ever .....
» 23/06/2011 6:47:47 PM Dear Jay, Continued stereotyping of any body - as you're doing with me - even though you .....
» 23/06/2011 5:39:36 PM why don't we ban budgie smugglers, fatties wearing bikinis or bare mid-riffs, little girl .....
» 23/06/2011 5:24:42 PM SM, And from you and yours - rants and ravings. So I guess it depends what one prefers - .....
» 23/06/2011 5:14:12 PM Dear SteveRogers, I don't quite understand what you mean when you refer to the "Whit.....
» 23/06/2011 4:53:37 PM Dear All-, This may amuse you. There's a great little booklet called,"Political Pryo.....
» 23/06/2011 4:18:00 PM SM, Not true again. As you well know WorkChoices was much, much, more than simply removi.....
» 23/06/2011 3:11:57 PM Dear Aquarius, I enjoy watching all sorts of documentaries from historical - like the rec.....
» 23/06/2011 2:27:19 PM Dear csteele, We all sat and watched on television during the news report showing a recor.....
» 23/06/2011 2:15:47 PM SM, Again with the spin. Please also feel free to read my previous posts as to what legis.....
» 23/06/2011 1:58:13 PM We obviously are all influenced by the social context in which we live, by our education, .....
» 23/06/2011 1:20:43 PM Dear GRRGH, Valid point and one that the politicians could also take up at present. Have .....
» 23/06/2011 1:15:52 PM Dear Yuyutsu, According to Jewish Law? Well there's many things in the Bible that also le.....
» 23/06/2011 11:26:05 AM SM, As you well know Howard introduced WorkChoices without a mandate after the 2004 elect.....
» 23/06/2011 11:06:01 AM SM, You're grabbing at straws. Nobody read the tiny little print of cigarettes being a ha.....
» 23/06/2011 10:50:26 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank You for responding to my post. I will have to read Sand's book before.....
» 22/06/2011 7:20:49 PM Dear Country Gal, I've got to admit I think that csteele's finger-print suggestion is an .....
» 22/06/2011 6:59:04 PM Dear Ammonite, I'm thinking the same thing. So we'll go down together. My thoughts were p.....
» 22/06/2011 5:24:17 PM SM, That's interesting. However what "bad policy" are you referring to. And has.....
» 22/06/2011 5:16:14 PM Dear Cheryl, Jay overlooked a few facts about the TV program, Go Back To Where You Came F.....
» 22/06/2011 5:09:33 PM Dear spindoc, You're at it again. Re-read our posts. We do have opinions and we do expres.....
» 22/06/2011 4:32:48 PM Dear spindoc, Oh dear. I'm sorry if somehow I seem to have upset you by what I posted. I'.....
» 22/06/2011 3:18:11 PM Can someone explain to me - if the woman in question showed her face for her driver's lice.....
» 22/06/2011 3:13:18 PM SM, That's fair enough. Fight it at the next election by all means. However, in the meant.....
» 22/06/2011 3:01:10 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I believe that Judaism is the religion of over 18 million Jews. It is one o.....
» 22/06/2011 1:31:42 PM The inception of this country was a bit different from that of the US - the fabric of thei.....
» 22/06/2011 12:48:33 PM Dear SOG, I also thought that wearing any kind of face covering or mask was illegal - and.....
» 22/06/2011 12:14:43 PM SM, A plebiscite could give her legitimacy? You're again pushing your Party's line - whic.....
» 21/06/2011 10:33:45 PM Dear Peace, The technology of large-scale industrialisation poses two major problems. Fir.....
» 21/06/2011 9:46:27 PM Dear Yabby, You're a honey of a man and I wish for you to live life to the fullest. Which.....
» 21/06/2011 8:25:19 PM SM, You might like to answer the question also. - What has Tony Abbott (former health mi.....
» 21/06/2011 7:55:08 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I don't think that Jay is being influenced by anybody. He's simply stating .....
» 21/06/2011 7:27:55 PM Dear Spindoc and All-, Thank you for your advice. As I stated previously - I do a great .....
» 21/06/2011 4:43:20 PM Dear Pericles, You're a class act! Glad that you had fun......
» 21/06/2011 4:39:53 PM Dear rstuart, Population growth represents one of the most critical social problems in th.....
» 21/06/2011 3:35:38 PM Dear spindoc, Firstly Thank You for not stooping to personal insults in your response to .....
» 21/06/2011 2:48:50 PM Dear All-, I beg to disagree. As Bernard Keane tells us, "...Australia is a very dif.....
» 21/06/2011 12:00:58 PM Dear spindoc, That's lovely. We're all delighted to know you're back.;-).....
» 21/06/2011 11:54:41 AM Col Rouge, A carbon tax, if implemented now, and if accompanied by means to help people r.....
» 21/06/2011 11:19:58 AM Dear Ammonite, Thank You for this discussion topic. I've learned much from it. The topic.....
» 20/06/2011 11:47:02 PM Dear SPQR, You seem to have overlooked the fact that the Prime Minister has to deal with .....
» 20/06/2011 11:30:04 PM cont'd ... Dear Yabby, You could be right about the difference between women and men. Wh.....
» 20/06/2011 10:52:13 PM Dear Yabby, We do have different kinds of thinkers in the world. I particularly like the .....
» 20/06/2011 8:35:33 PM This is an interesting article. Interesting because the author seems to focus on the appea.....
» 20/06/2011 7:30:28 PM Dear spindoc, On both sides of politics we won't know much about this debate until the po.....
» 20/06/2011 7:18:26 PM cont'd... My apologies for all the typos......
» 20/06/2011 7:15:58 PM Dear spindoc, So you really watched Mr Squiggle? That's great. I guess boys will be boys .....
» 20/06/2011 3:16:42 PM SM, The government has put forward a policy on carbon pollution and it is up to the parli.....
» 20/06/2011 2:33:01 PM I think that perhaps people may be misunderstanding things a bit here and making judgement.....
» 20/06/2011 2:21:59 PM Dear Hasbeen, I've got to laugh. "Get that woman's face off TV...?" Is the smi.....
» 20/06/2011 2:10:37 PM SM, Any party that attempts to run in elections needs financial backing to support their .....
» 20/06/2011 12:26:48 PM SM, Give it a rest. Look to your own party's secret dealings. One-sided finger-pointing i.....
» 20/06/2011 12:16:01 PM Dear Pericles and Poirot, Go back to the opening post of this discussion and read the pos.....
» 20/06/2011 11:45:36 AM Dear Dr Whitton, Thank You for an interesting article and for the book by Shlomo Sand. I'.....
» 20/06/2011 11:03:10 AM Dear Banjo, You shouldn't make assumptions about me. I've been politically involved for m.....
» 19/06/2011 9:26:54 PM Dear Individual, I totally agree. Overwhelming importance is attached to educational qual.....
» 19/06/2011 9:07:41 PM Kerryanne, I disagree with your statement that the ALP has never been able to manage mone.....
» 19/06/2011 7:18:13 PM Dear Belly, Regarding the mass media - although television brings a flood of information .....
» 19/06/2011 7:03:26 PM I hope you guys don't mind but I read an interesting article on this topic in The New York.....
» 19/06/2011 6:20:34 PM Dear RObert, Thanks for that. However I'd be suspicious of anything The Australian publis.....
» 19/06/2011 6:05:47 PM Dear JamesH., With all due respect you seem to be somewhat mis-informed on the issue of b.....
» 19/06/2011 5:51:44 PM Dear Individual, We're on the same page here. The only way you'll get me to speak well of.....
» 19/06/2011 5:43:36 PM Dear Individual, If there is evidence that faulty parts have been used and stress- cracks.....
» 19/06/2011 3:59:25 PM Dear Belly, Labor at the moment is a minority government and has no choice but to respect.....
» 19/06/2011 2:58:02 PM Dear Individual, What Mr Abbott actually said to Kerry O'Brien on t