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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 30, 2016, 10:40:43 pm
In that hung parliament, I see Turnbull easily getting across the line however.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 30, 2016, 09:13:47 pm
Having met Julia Banks, I really don't see her winning Chisholm as much as the Liberals talk it up haha
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 29, 2016, 08:10:01 am
Voted today ftr. Gave my first preference to the Sex Party in the Lower House and the Science Party in the Upper House. Preferenced the Greens over Labor in both houses, and of course both far ahead of the Liberals (although I didn't put them last, that honour went to the Christian Democrats and Rise Up Australia)

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4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 29, 2016, 05:29:33 am
What time does the polls close on 7/2?

6pm!
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Pigfvcker Memorial Suppository for UK News: A Departure from EUtopia on: June 28, 2016, 12:55:34 am
Jeremy Corbyn is a lot like Bernie Sanders has bought into his own hype rather than doing what is right.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 28, 2016, 12:26:06 am
Just voted!

The senate was fun got to 43 and quit.

Voted Jennifer Yang number 1 - great woman recommend you all do the same. Also, voted for all Greens except Di Natale which was fun haha
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: David Cameron's legacy on: June 25, 2016, 06:05:58 am
He'll be remembered as that guy who put his dick in a dead pig and accidentally destroyed the UK on a losing bet.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 22, 2016, 09:50:05 pm
If NSW ReachTel polling is accurate, it's too late for the Lib and I think they'll lose govt.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 20, 2016, 09:15:37 am
More like a lolIndividualSeats situation.

Though in fairness, that isn't the only poll that shows a big swing against Turnbull. Although the district is very blue-ribbon it's in a different sort of way to say Mitchell....voters there tend to some left-wing views, especially on social matters and are probably disappointed in Turnbull's right-wing turn.

I'll make a bold prediction though - the next winner of Wentworth will be a Green. I'll probably look like an idiot, but demographically a lot of the seat is pretty good for them and I'm about 90% sure there'll be a by-election there soon....

Are you saying you think the Libs are going to lose?
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 20, 2016, 02:36:16 am
I'm not feeling confident in anything atm, I could see both parties barely changing seats but then also massive swings away from govt. It's such a sh**t show.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 15, 2016, 09:39:58 pm
Apparently the Liberals are out spending Labor 5 to 1.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your position on gun control on: June 14, 2016, 11:03:09 pm
Australia.

Yes, it ed over some farmers, but I've never seen a gun in my life except outside Parliament house.

Our crime rate dropped more than Australia since their buyback when our gun control became more lax.

Not about crime - look at homicide rates.

0.93 per 100 000 vs 10.54 per 100 000
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your position on gun control on: June 14, 2016, 09:25:14 pm
Australia.

Yes, it ed over some farmers, but I've never seen a gun in my life except outside Parliament house.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 13, 2016, 08:08:16 am
Bill was so good on Q&A tonight.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Shots fired at Dallas Love Field Airport on: June 13, 2016, 01:54:48 am
We clearly need more rock control.

Guy with AR-15 kills 50 and wounds nearly as many.

Guy with rock harms--only himself apparently .

No, we don't need more rock control , but maybe you're missing a pointed lesson here?
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 13, 2016, 12:15:52 am
What has happened in the US makes me so happy to be in Australia, thank God both our major parties are committed to gun control.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Incident in LGBT nightclub in Orlando. on: June 12, 2016, 09:46:39 am
The sheer sadness I feel right now is unlike anything I've ever felt before. As a society gay people are pushed to the limits and excluded, thus we create out own places - and as we live our lives in our own places with our people, we are then attacked. I don't even know how to begin to express how angry I am at the moment.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 12, 2016, 04:36:50 am
Yes! Chaser is back, love those guys

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNMT39Ux4XE

My favourite part is that Tanya still has the rat.

Her children named it Harry
Excellent name imo
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Trump wins 45 states, what five states does Clinton win? on: June 11, 2016, 02:05:50 am
Not if, when.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 11, 2016, 12:28:28 am
Yes! Chaser is back, love those guys

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNMT39Ux4XE

My favourite part is that Tanya still has the rat.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you ever marry someone of the opposite party? on: June 07, 2016, 08:56:30 am
I've slept with more Liberals than I have Labor people but I don't think I could ever properly go out with one.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: CLINTON CLINCHES on: June 06, 2016, 07:52:05 pm
So proud of my girl right now, 8 years in the making.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 05, 2016, 11:50:24 pm
I'd rather we got to another election than work with the Greens.

Wow, really?

That reminds me, it's a good time to mention that one of the advantages to voting out the Coalition will be saving millions of dollars on a pointless, non-binding, divisive plebiscite on equal rights.

The Greens have a reckless asylum seeker policy and limited understanding of free market economics, they don't deserve to ever being government. ... Their voters are largely people who will never face the difficulties of someone who survives on welfare

I wasn't going to respond to this since it appears we don't agree on much, but I just wanted to rebut the claim that greens are immune to economic policies that hurt the poor.  One of the precise reasons they are doing so well with under 30s is because of deteriorating employment conditions.  Our workforce is now more than half casual, with nearly all jobs added in the last year only part time.  We have a massive under-employment problem which the major parties are not yet willing to acknowledge.  It doesn't make sense that the only options available to someone in the hospitality industry are either 55 hours a week with no paid overtime, no holidays or sick leave, or 20 hours a week at a legal minimum wage but still without penalty rates* or the security that comes with working, at least, 35 hours.  On top of that, if you work part time in a major city, invariably more than half of your income now goes toward rent and transport costs.  So I suspect that economics are driving the support for the Greens a lot more than you think.

*Labor & Greens constant bloviating about protecting penalty rates is especially hurtful because it feels like our sector is being entirely ignored.  You really end up wondering if they think we actually DO get paid penalty rates, or if they just don't care about us because we're at the bottom of the food chain.

While that may be true for some voters, most Greens voters are not voting based on economics - some may. But the reality is, the issues of the inner city are dwarfed by those in the outer suburbs, where the Greens response almost always is "BUILD PT" but that obviously doesn't fix ice issues, mortgage pressures, childcare costs ect ect. I was unfair to categorise Greens like that, I simply meant their voters issues aren't necessarily the same as most who vote based on economics/hit-pocket.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 05, 2016, 04:13:37 am
I'd rather we got to another election than work with the Greens.

Wow, really?

That reminds me, it's a good time to mention that one of the advantages to voting out the Coalition will be saving millions of dollars on a pointless, non-binding, divisive plebiscite on equal rights.

The Greens have a reckless asylum seeker policy and limited understanding of free market economics, they don't deserve to ever being government. They have a basic grasp of industrial relations laws and instead win votes by proposing unrealistic policies. Their voters are largely people who will never face the difficulties of someone who survives on welfare, instead they use their vote as something to identify as, this is incredibly problematic and serves to disenfranchise the poorest Australians. We need a strong left-wing opposition, not a fragmented one which is what the Greens are seeking to create.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Election- July 2, 2016 on: June 05, 2016, 01:11:16 am
Labor needs ~51%-ish on the national 2PP to win, right?

It also seems to me that the NXT is likelier to hold the balance of power after the election than the Greens are, especially in the House but possibly in the Senate as well.

If Labor's primary is below 38 they probs won't win in their own right.
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