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Author Topic: Reudh's Hilarious Australasian politics thread!  (Read 105412 times)

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Re: Reudh's Hilarious Australasian politics thread!
« Reply #2280 on: April 10, 2019, 12:25:31 pm »

We seem to have become a society that accepts having their digital communication open to examination by their government, their ISP and any sufficiently wealthy private businesses.

Yep.  But they are now taking it to the next level and switching 'examination' for 'censorship'.  Not only in special cases either but as a general blanket provision.  :-X
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« Reply #2281 on: April 10, 2019, 09:43:46 pm »

We live in a pacific society
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« Reply #2282 on: April 10, 2019, 10:50:14 pm »

Depends how you view it I suppose. Newspapers and broadcasters are responsible for the content they distribute, so if you view Facebook as a broadcaster it isn't completely unreasonable. I'm far more concerned by draconian copyright enforcement than Google et al being fined for distributing illegal content.
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« Reply #2284 on: April 14, 2019, 05:49:46 am »

I'm off to Uluru. It's the biggest rock I can find to hide under until the choice between a turd burger or a shit sandwich is made.
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« Reply #2285 on: May 17, 2019, 09:39:49 pm »

Judgement day falls upon Australia.
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« Reply #2286 on: May 17, 2019, 10:56:52 pm »

I considered putting this in the Laugh thread, but this was easier to find: one of the only good things about this election nonsense is the gambling.
I mean, I'm not much of a gambler myself, but the idea of people putting down money on which daft politicians are going to win this shitfight, same as they would a horse race or a rugby match, is hilarious.
All the ads calling on me to chuck a bet on the election are deeply amusing.

Also apparently at least one of the nearby polling booths has vego options on its sausage sizzle. Silver linings, I guess.
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« Reply #2287 on: May 18, 2019, 01:18:07 am »

Hah, vegan 'democracy sausages?' Nah, I'll take mine original, filled with testicles, eyeballs and all the other bits of meat you can't usually sell.

My local school apparently subscribes to the Bunnings method of onion beneath the sausage, not on top. Heathen barbarians.

Don't really know why I bothered to show up, anyhow. My electorate's pretty much a sure bet for the LNP. Somewhere in the top five for the state, for sure.
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« Reply #2288 on: May 18, 2019, 02:53:22 am »

Lucky duck. Apart from the junkies mine is mostly full of various lefty degenerates who apparently managed to get their hands/claws on a copy of the communist manifesto in whatever sewer they crawled out of uh, left-leaning types. 😅


Edit: wait, what's wrong with onion under the sausage? I for one like a lot of onion, and if you pile it all on top you're just asking for spillage.
Of course, you can always put extra onion on top as well. Can never have too much onion. On a related note, I learned, far too late, that the place with vego options actually closed their sausage sizzle at 4. I just assumed it'd be open as long as the polls themselves. Whoops.

At least I realised that before trekking all the way to Preston to avail myself of free food. I just went to the nearest place, some senior citizens' centre, instead.
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« Reply #2289 on: May 18, 2019, 10:40:16 am »

And thus we end with the same mob as before.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-18/federal-election-result-2019-antony-green-calls-shock-victory/11126536

Looks like Bill Shorten is throwing in the towel. Can't say I blame the bloke, it sucks to be the funny looking kid that always gets picked last for sports.
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« Reply #2290 on: May 19, 2019, 11:35:55 pm »

Not sure I'd ever heard of this Antony Green fella before now, but he looks like Rowan Atkinson's long-lost brother, or possibly cousin.   
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« Reply #2291 on: May 23, 2019, 10:01:16 am »

straya best country in streyah

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« Reply #2292 on: June 05, 2019, 06:19:35 pm »

So the police have raided a journalist's home, siezed his phone and computers, and raided the ABC offices too.

I expect China is likely congratulating its Australian friends in proper guidance of the state journalism mouthpiece.
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« Reply #2293 on: June 05, 2019, 10:51:13 pm »

Sheesh, anybody would think that you want to congratulate those journalists for reporting on Aussie troops killing children in Afghanistan on the one hand, and on the other of uncovering internal government plans to spy on citizens without any need for a warrant.  Next thing you know someone will invoke that dreadful 'Democracy' word.   >:(
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« Reply #2294 on: June 06, 2019, 02:36:25 am »

"We would like to thank the intrepid journalists who revealed an insidious plot to uncover government plans for spying on private citizens"
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