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Federal Politics 2013-

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.

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. In fact I think Mummy Nature was expressing disapproval when she gave him that hunch-back.

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 the western world – and you mr deblonay will make no criticism of your hero, and continue to spout pro putin propaganda for weeks on this place. errors in american interventions in past decade do not excuse putin – he is no answer to american excesses, and in this instance america has very very good reasons which you seem to ignore or misunderstand for getting involved in the ukraine – they have indeed helped stymie the great threat to world peace in decades –

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
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________ 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 the ruling classes,and they bring financial ruin …hopefully that is well on the way in the case of the USA
and the list goes on
They are the cutting edge of the US Empire,and the great corpaations which exist as central part of US imperialism

A terrible and noted example was in Uruguay a small democracy ,where in 1974 they overthrew a leftist regime…and then installed a military regime which murdered and tortured a great number of people

Again at the same time in Argentina and Brazil,they supported vile military regimes which killed tens of thousands of leftists
The present Govt of Uruguay recently acknowledged this and makes no doubts about the malign influence of the CIA

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 fraction too long was a devastating own goal. ]

Blimey, eh! A Labor sewer!!!!!!!!

[ The Liberal NSW Energy Minister Chris Hartcher stood down last year after being named in ICAC’s Operation Spicer. ]

Blimey, eh! Even the Libs would have had to cut “that” character loose!

[ It gave succour to those who say the royal commissions into corrupt unions and pink batts are politically motivated and hypocritical. ]

You mean to say they’re not?

[ The fact he renounced those riches to re-enter public life in 2011 speaks against the venality implied in recent reporting of his troubles. ]

What? Do you mean to say he was working for them for “nothing”? Somehow I doubt it. I would thing he did very well out of his involvement with them!

And finishing off the piece with this looks suspiciously like pointing to a Unicorn. “Quick, look over there.”

[ Overturning the astonishingly lenient good behaviour bond handed to a paedophile who raped his own daughter, three NSW appeals court judges last week sheeted the blame home to the prosecution. ]

Blimey, no wonder hardly anyone reads this rubbish anymore!

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

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?

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