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Mar 20, 2014

BludgerTrack: 50.1-49.9 to Coalition

A slight lead in Nielsen, together with the fading effect of weak results a few weeks back, finds the Coalition squeaking ahead on two-party preferred for the first time this year.

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This week’s lead to the Coalition in Nielsen, together with a particularly bad result for Labor from Essential, has given the Coalition a two-party lead in the weekly BludgerTrack poll aggregate for the first time this year, albeit by the barest of margins. This represents a considerable move on last week’s result, which equally reflects the fading effect of Labor’s 54-46 and 53-47 leads in Newspoll and ReachTEL three to four weeks ago. With the electoral terrain favouring the Coalition, a fairly comfortable majority is recorded on the seat projection, with four coming off the Labor gains from Queensland since last week, together with two each from New South Wales and Victoria and one each from Western Australia and Tasmania. A new set of leadership figures is provided by Nielsen, which maintains the slowly narrowing trajectory on preferred prime minister and slightly lifts both leaders on net satisfaction.

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Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

Tony Abbott: The Hunchback of Notre Sir&andDame.

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

oops,
‘cannot’ be explained by Mother Nature.

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.
sustainable future@1652 re:the picture in the article https://theconversation.com/png-mateship-on-asylum-seekers-no-substitute-for-rigorous-policy-and-decent-conditions-24701 Is it just me, or do others think abbott is getting that freaky plastic surgery/botox/hair dye look that you see more commonly in the US? I know it probably shouldn’t matter, but somehow it does – I see it a sign of an immature, vain, bull-shit artiste and superficial individual, who knows the real him is not very attractive. Been at it since he was made LOTO, in my inexpert opinion. There have been a lot of sudden changes in his face and hair colour than can be explained by Mummy Nature.… Read more »
Sustainable future
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re:the picture in the article

https://theconversation.com/png-mateship-on-asylum-seekers-no-substitute-for-rigorous-policy-and-decent-conditions-24701

Is it just me, or do others think abbott is getting that freaky plastic surgery/botox/hair dye look that you see more commonly in the US? I know it probably shouldn’t matter, but somehow it does – I see it a sign of an immature, vain, bull-shit artiste and superficial individual, who knows the real him is not very attractive.

geoffrey
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deblonay hullo me old commo mate you seek fascists under the bed but look in all the wrong places – the only fascist with power in today’s world is inside the kremlin – a basically uneducated thug with criminal cunning who is driven by a search for self aggrandisement – one suspects a main reading is hitler and desire for living room for german speakers in greater germany. that and arms build up and bleitzreig – this man jails or kills his oppositions, and will tolerate no dissent – he is as close to a dictator as one knows in… Read more »
absolutetwaddle
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deblonay

Okay. But there is no evidence that the CIA were involved in, authorised or enacted the assassinations of JFK or MLK. The people who were responsible are well known and the evidence against them (and them alone) is substantial.

Limited Through Mixed
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Limited Through Mixed

Re the war lobby in the US

Bring on a full all out nuclear war and destroy these b*stards once and for all… as in the war lobby etc and so forth.

… not to mention the rest of the world.

But then I hazard to guess that the war lobby are also god botherers of the first water so they wouldn’t and don’t care.

Too much sugar as young children I’d say

deblonay
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The War Lobby in the USA
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David Swanson,a US writer looks at the power and role of the War Lobby and their friends in the armaments lobby and their effects on US policy and on many US politicians

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/03/david-swanson/war-drums-along-the-potamac/

deblonay
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error.in post 1645.. I should have said”right-wing fascist favouritee like Pinochet who of course murdered Allende the Socialist President of Chile .”..as we later learned it ws all known to Nixon and Kissinger who approved the coup

deblonay
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The murderers of the CIA ____________________ ________ The CIA has a long hstory of overthrowing Govts of the left and installing right-wing ‘fascist favourites..like Allende…and .not just in Chile and elsewhere in Latin America…but in the 1970ies in Greece where the Colonels were their chosen instrument and here of course they were undoubtedly involved with Kerr(see Pilger’s material)in removing Whitlam…and I have doubt they are involved in the Ukraine with the recent coup there ..,and not to believe that is to show a lack of understanding of the world That’s is how Empires behave…but Empires are a costly luxury for… Read more »
Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best

1643

For starters the CIA had a win in Chile in 1973.

absolutetwaddle
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deewhytony

“CIA have not had a win since they bumped off the two Kennedys and Martin Luther King.”

I hope you’re joking. For your sake.

scorpio
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Time to go before I outlive my very limited welcome here.

Goodnight to everyone still conscious!

scorpio
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deblonay,

[ 1/3 of the Population of Philidelphia now lives on Food Stamps ]

I heard that they didn’t taste too bad with a bit of tomato sauce on them. 😉

scorpio
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I went close to wetting my pants laughing when I read that link to that piece by Miranda Devine! [ SENATOR Arthur Sinodinos was a loyal lieutenant to Australia’s favourite Prime Minister, John Howard. ] He wasn’t any favourite of mine or anybody else I know. He was a cretin and still is! [ Abbott’s loyalty and decency meant he would do no less but it never should have reached that point. ] LOL! [ For a government which won its spurs on the back of what Christopher Pyne rightly calls the “sewer” of Labor politics, standing by Sinodinos a… Read more »
deblonay
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Counterpunch looks at the US Economic Crisis
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Can you believe it.?..1/3 of the Population of Philidelphia now lives on Food Stamps…the only aid to the poor and destitute in the USA

The Repugnant Gov of the state ,sought to cut the number of people receiving the benefits,but it would have caused ruin to many small businesses which depend on the Food Stamps for a large part of their daily trade in many poor suburbs of this largely destitute city..so he had to back off

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/21/the-american-crisis/

deewhytony
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Quite right dB.

You would think they could get something right though!

CIA have not had a win since they bumped off the two Kennedys and Martin Luther King.

cud chewer
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Bushfire,

I’ll have you know on authority that the Martians beamed it up! 🙂

Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best

1633

Is there anywhere that still measures aircraft fuel in UK gallons? Of the three non-metric nations, the USA and (I believe) Liberia use the US system and Burma uses UK gallons.

Why would a Malaysian aircraft, flying from Malaysia to China (so metric it even uses metres for aircraft altitudes) have any fuel in gallons?

deblonay
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1633 dyt re missing plane

anything is possible and almost anything is believable when it comes to the schemes of the US Empire

see my post 1632 re Whitlam anf his downfall

deewhytony
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Late enough for a conspiracy theory? The Malaysian Airlines plane was carrying tons of gold to China. This gold was to support their currency, if and when, they wanted to leverage America to their will by threatening to sell off their $US holdings. The CIA finds out about this, takes control of the plane and attempts to fly it to Diego Garcia. Now for the tricky bit. They have to work at the planning stage whether there will be enough fuel on board to fly that far. Here’s the kicker! There are a bit less than 3.8 litres in a… Read more »
deblonay
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John PIlger writes for US audiences about the coup against Whitlam in 1975, with a detailed outline of the links betwen Kerr and the CIA ,and the way that Washington organised the over throw of the Whitlam Labor Govt
Pilger’s new film”Utopia” looks at these events

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/17/the-forgotten-coup/

Bushfire Bill
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[BB Tinfoil hat alert……. ] Basically, if the aims (of whomever could make the decisions) were to: 1. Fly to the Indian Ocean, 2. Land the plane safely but discreetly, 3. Hanger it untilfurther notice, 4. Act as a base for further flights out, … then Diego Garcia is the ONLY place all of these objectives could have been accomplished. Now it turns out Boeing know how to control an aircraft without input from the pilots. Whether this requires extra equipment to be installed, and how this equipment could have been instralled secretly, is another matter. But hey, R2-D2 just… Read more »
Dee
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BB Tinfoil hat alert……. [Homeland Security News Emergency landing round-up Boeing wins patent on uninterruptible autopilot system Published 4 December 2006] [New technology can be activated by the pilots, government agencies, even on-board sensors; not even a tortured pilot can give up control; dedicated electrical circuits ensure the system’s total independence] [Boeing’s is, of course, not the first autopilot technology in existence, but this one has been designed with counterterrorism first and foremost in mind. Not only is it “uninterruptible” — so that even a tortured pilot cannot turn it off — but it can be activated remotely via radio… Read more »
sceptic
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Sprocket following on from your post @ 1624

Is Miranda just plain stupid or does she think all her readers are…..

“The fact he ( Sinodinos) renounced those riches to re-enter public life in 2011 speaks against the venality ( Corruption) implied in recent reporting of his troubles”…

He only did this after his problems were exposed , if he were genuine he would have done it before… he thought he would get away with it

sceptic
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sprocket @1624

“Abbott’s loyalty and decency meant he would do no less but it never should have reached that point.”

Seems like Miranda is wiping Tony’s backside….. How sycophantic!

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

And no matter how you spin it your comment was disgusting and lacking any compassion or empathy….but then you are a Liberal so its not surprising

Steve777
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Abbott’s got his instructions from Murdoch.

I don’t regard both parties as equally reprehensible. The Liberals and Abbott in particular are a moral vacuum.

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

or using taxpayer money to;
attend mates weddings,
go to football and rugby matches,
check on investment properties,
promote your book…..

sprocket_
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Murdoch Maiden Miranda putting the slipper into Artie.

[Sinodinos’ tardy acceptance of the reality of his situation has delivered ammunition to those cynics who regard the major parties as equally reprehensible. It’s played into the hands of those who claim the last three years didn’t represent a new ethical low in public life and that it was just Tony Abbott’s aggressive “misogyny” which made politics look tawdry. It gave succour to those who say the royal commissions into corrupt unions and pink batts are politically motivated and hypocritical. It’s given Penny Wong her first taste of blood.]

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/sinodinos-delay-is-an-own-goal/story-fni0cwl5-1226862027622

sprocket_
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[But behind the scenes Sinodinos was under a lot of pressure. He was a man needing to make money, and to make it fast. The Newcastle-born Sinodinos, 57, married late in life. He was in his forties when he met his glamorous bride-to-be Elizabeth, almost two decades younger, at their Greek Orthodox Church. Sinodinos’s sedate, solid world soon disappeared. The couple rented a Rose Bay house with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour for almost $100,000 a year; leased luxury European cars; and three children followed – as did a whirlwind of social engagements]

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/arthur-sinodinos-the-man-least-likely-20140321-358ko.html#ixzz2wgpZoqFe%5D

sprocket_
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dave
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[ Floating debris spotted by Chinese satellite image

A Chinese satellite has identified another object in the Indian Ocean that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines airliner.

The object is about 22.5 metres long and 13 metres wide.

Chinese ships and planes were heading towards the area on Saturday night.

China’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur advised Malaysian authorities of the sighting late on Saturday.

Malaysia’s acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein announced the finding after being handed a note during a press briefing where he expressed concern about a category one cyclone forming the Indian Ocean near Australia’s remote Christmas Island.]

http://www.smh.com.au/world/missing-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-floating-debris-spotted-by-chinese-satellite-image-20140322-35ap6.html#ixzz2wgmEQq21

Centre
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Half-time at the footy, the Warriors lead rua’s $1.35 favourites 😆 by 8 to 6 but have scored 2 tries to 1.

Every year they make rule changes, some silly but never fix one of the game’s biggest problems.

Hello, 2 points for conversions that should not only be taken by the try scorer by the way, but they should be worth 1 point.

Field goals in American football are worth 3 points whereas touch downs are worth double.

Our field goals should be worth half as much – 2 points as well.

Sheez, do I have to tell them EVERYTHING!

Frodo Baggins
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Is it true Tanya Pliberseks hubby is kicking poor people out of their homes?

Tricot
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Is he the only one who thinks there is a Senate election on here in Perth?

Tricot
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Big pictures of Clive appearing round Perth at the moment.

dave
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But PNG never got the bestest friend moniker?

Lucky PNG.

They just want the money not bullshit.

paaptsef
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[ There must be some way Abbott could claim credit surely? ]
Harold Holt is the father of Chinese Satellite capability?

Centre
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Bemused

Yes, especially if you are the bestest friend each and every one of them ever had 😀

bemused
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Centre@1612

paaptsef

There must be some way Abbott could claim credit surely?

Well China is our best friend, along with Japan, Indonesia and goodness knows who else. 😀

Friends do things for you.

Centre
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paaptsef

There must be some way Abbott could claim credit surely?

bemused
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Calm down Puffy, we all know Libs are an ethical void and Mad Lib is no exception.

paaptsef
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-22/mh370-new-debris-china-satellites-malaysia/5339092
Expect a dramatic announcement of this by Abbott it about 4 days

Utopia
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…or your partner using your taxpayer funded car to drive around Altona selling shampoo and other haircare products…..

:devil:

Centre
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What about somebody charging the taxpayer to promote your book for personal gain?

Yes, perfectly acceptable I suppose!

No try hehe, good

Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best

By last election I mean 2010, the last election where the counting is finished.

Tom the first and best
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Tom the first and best

1559

One case does not provide sufficient evidence for basing the retirement age on.

Such has lasted longer than the lead candidate for Dignity for Disability did at the last election. Had another candidate also died, the Legislative Council election would have had to be postponed. Do you think that candidates should have to provide a medical certificate to certify that they have enough life expectancy to live out their term in enough health to serve? I think that it too restrictive.

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