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« on: February 08, 2012, 11:07:47 am »
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I'm not exactly a fan, but he seemed to be a tad more reasonable than Thatcher, Reagan, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 11:09:02 am »
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War criminal.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 03:15:21 pm »
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I'm not exactly a fan, but he seemed to be a tad more reasonable than Thatcher, Reagan, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard

Who isn't more reasonable than those two these days?

War criminal, work choices, etcetc.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 04:02:42 pm »
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*hurls in nearby wastebasket*
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 12:53:59 pm »
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FF.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 12:54:46 pm »
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Pretty damn awful from what I know.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 05:29:27 pm »
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Scum.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 01:13:00 am »
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FF.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 05:44:33 am »
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You can't go any lower than being W's lapdog.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 02:23:30 pm »
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FF in his own way. Not the kind of bloke I'd ever vote for though.
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 02:30:06 pm »
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Aussie Bush. Awful.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 06:39:34 pm »
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Aussie Bush. Awful.

He's from the ing northern suburbs of ing Sydney.
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 09:27:02 pm »
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FF.

Just like Reagan, Thatcher.
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« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 10:00:44 pm »
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As a person, very nice, well mannered, certainly much nicer than Abbott or Costello.

I agree with 3 things he did in office:
* The introduction of the GST to provide funding for the states
* The intervention in East Timor (which the US avoided supporting too much to not upset Indonesia)
* The one I give him a lot of credit for was the reaction to the Port Arthur Massacre. It led to one of the most radical overhauls of Australia's already tight gun laws. He had to stand up to his own supporters.

But I lost a TON of respect for him when he blew the dog-whistle in the 2001 election. He went too hard too soon on workplace relations reforms. He was too slow to react to climate change.

On balance, HP... just, but he's a darn-sight better than Abbott.
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 04:59:23 am »
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FF.

Just like Reagan, Thatcher.

Explain why you think murdering civilians/destroying their standard of living is an achievement.
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2012, 05:24:20 am »
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As a person, very nice, well mannered, certainly much nicer than Abbott or Costello.

I agree with 3 things he did in office:
* The introduction of the GST to provide funding for the states
* The intervention in East Timor (which the US avoided supporting too much to not upset Indonesia)
* The one I give him a lot of credit for was the reaction to the Port Arthur Massacre. It led to one of the most radical overhauls of Australia's already tight gun laws. He had to stand up to his own supporters.

But I lost a TON of respect for him when he blew the dog-whistle in the 2001 election. He went too hard too soon on workplace relations reforms. He was too slow to react to climate change.

On balance, HP... just, but he's a darn-sight better than Abbott.

Probably this.
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2012, 06:55:07 am »
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FF.

Just like Reagan, Thatcher.
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 07:23:03 pm »
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FF.

Just like Reagan, Thatcher.

Explain why you think murdering civilians/destroying their standard of living is an achievement.

lol

Translation: Why don't you agree with me?
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