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Old 29th September 2017, 10:02 AM
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Why abbot thought talking about invading our own states with the aim of undermining local democracy would fly is beyond me. The mans a fucking idiot of epic proportions.

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Old 29th September 2017, 10:24 AM
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Wounded tiger? Hasn't got the numbers to roll Malcolm, the world seems to be proving his dearest beliefs wrong, his good mate George Pell in court, his sister and daughter both support SSM, his own party is turning on him...he's having a tantrum and lashing out unpredictably. I shudder to think what he'll say if 'yes' wins the survey.
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Old 29th September 2017, 10:31 AM
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Wounded tiger? Hasn't got the numbers to roll Malcolm, the world seems to be proving his dearest beliefs wrong, his good mate George Pell in court, his sister and daughter both support SSM, his own party is turning on him...he's having a tantrum and lashing out unpredictably. I shudder to think what he'll say if 'yes' wins the survey.
I'm looking forward to it

Mind you, if no gets up he'll be insufferable. Him and many others.
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Old 29th September 2017, 03:43 PM
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I'm looking forward to it

Mind you, if no gets up he'll be insufferable. Him and many others.

So...no change then?
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Old 10th October 2017, 03:14 PM
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'I've learnt to speak my mind': 10 excerpts from Tony Abbott's climate change speech in London

The Tones. Again.

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott delivered a rallying cry against climate policy on Monday night, telling a London audience of climate sceptics that "green ideology" was a symptom of the decline of western civilisation.

In an incendiary speech that lamented "10 years of disappointing government" in Australia, Mr Abbott portrayed climate change as an insidious new religion that had replaced Christianity in many western societies.



Here are ten highlights from the speech.

1. "Climate change is by no means the sole or even the most significant symptom of the changing interests and values of the West. Still, only societies with high levels of cultural amnesia that have forgotten the scriptures about man created 'in the image and likeness of God' and charged with 'subduing the earth and all its creatures' could have made such a religion out of it."

2. "Beware the pronouncement, 'the science is settled'. It's the spirit of the Inquisition, the thought police, down the ages. Almost as bad is the claim that '99 per cent of scientists believe', as if scientific truth is determined by votes rather than facts."

3. "The growing evidence that records have been adjusted, that the impact of urban heat islands has been downplayed, and that data sets have been slanted in order to fit the theory of dangerous anthropogenic global warming does not make it false; but it should produce much caution about basing drastic action upon it."

4. "Contrary to the breathless assertions that climate change is behind every weather event, in Australia the floods are not bigger, the bushfires are not worse, the droughts are not deeper or longer, and the cyclones are not more severe than they were in the 1800s. Sometimes, they do more damage but that's because there's more to destroy, not because their intensity has increased. More than 100 years of photography at Manly Beach in my electorate does not suggest that sea levels have risen despite frequent reports from climate alarmists that this is imminent."

5. "In what might be described as Ridley's paradox, after the distinguished British commentator: at least so far, it's climate change policy that's doing harm; climate change itself is probably doing good; or at least, more good than harm."

6. "There's the evidence that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide (which is a plant food after all) are actually greening the planet and helping to lift agricultural yields. In most countries, far more people die in cold snaps than in heat waves, so a gradual lift in global temperatures, especially if it's accompanied by more prosperity and more capacity to adapt to change, might even be beneficial."

7. "There's a veneer of rational calculation to emissions reduction but underneath it's about 'doing the right thing'. Environmentalism has managed to combine a post-socialist instinct for big government with a post-Christian nostalgia for making sacrifices in a good cause. Primitive people once killed goats to appease the volcano gods. We're more sophisticated now but are still sacrificing our industries and our living standards to the climate gods to little more effect."[b][i]

8. "Unsurprisingly, the recipients of climate change subsidies and climate change research grants think action is very urgent indeed. As for the general public, of course saving the planet counts until the bills come in and then the humbug detector is switched on."

9. "The only rational choice is to put Australian jobs and Australia's standard of living first; to get emissions down but only as far as we can without putting prices up. After two decades' experience of the very modest reality of climate change but the increasingly dire consequences of the policy to deal with it, anything else would be a dereliction of duty as well as a political death wish."


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10. "The lesson I've taken from being in government, and then out of it, is simply to speak my mind. The risk, when people know where you stand, is losing their support. The certainty, when people don't know where you stand, is losing their respect."
He has neither my respect nor my support.
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Old 10th October 2017, 03:26 PM
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I'm struggling to hold back my hand from a facepalm that could possibly kill me.
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Old 10th October 2017, 03:30 PM
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'Primitive people once killed goats to appease the volcano gods.' So you have read the Old Testament then.
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'Primitive people once killed goats to appease the volcano gods.' So you have read the Old Testament then.
They used to sacrifice kings at the end of their reign, too.

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'Primitive people once killed goats to appease the volcano gods.' So you have read the Old Testament then.
Whereas. these days...
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Old 11th October 2017, 10:37 AM
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