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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 933
Views: 33874

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Ultimately, this decision is not what the majority of the country wanted. That is fact. In fact, most of the country is not as right wing as the GOP. The distribution of people lends to far more power to the GOP and their fair right causes. Eventually that will correct itself, through ballots, or t...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 933
Views: 33874

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

What do you guys think today's ruling will have on the midterms this November? Will it be enough to mobilize liberals so that Democrats have a fighting chance of holding onto congress? Or will something more be needed to get the job done this year? At the end of the day the economy is going to be t...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 933
Views: 33874

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Young people, do not worry--as boomers and old people who have bought into the Reagan-era Christocapitalism vision pass the baton of power to a new generation, America can bounce back. It just takes some time. Generational shifts happen all the time--even Roe was decided 7-2, by the grandparents of...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 30
Views: 2562

Re: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

The automobile is a double edged sword. Sure it has increased mobility but who really wants to be stuck in a freeway traffic jam every morning to get to work? And cars are getting bigger. Now everyone has to have a massive SUV even though they mostly drive it alone. Ideally a car would be for fun an...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 47920

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022

Uniform reveal from Bonza https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/preview-inside-australias-newest-airline-bonza-and-their-cabin-crews-unique-uniform/news-story/72b2c0df7dc7a48299b2ad21aec42bc1 Apologies, would have preferred to link to the article in The Australian, but I do not have ...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 97
Views: 14401

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wizz CEO might be in a bit of a spot of bother with the regulator: The airline’s chief executive, József Váradi, told staff in an internal briefing: “We are all fatigued but sometimes it is required to take the extra mile.” With air travel thrown into chaos by problems including staff shortages at a...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 07, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7145

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

Don't get me wrong, all of these shootings are tragic and any lose of life sucks, but the media is portraying the problem as bigger than it is. Guns have now become the biggest cause of death in US children. https://www.npr.org/2022/04/22/1094364930/firearms-leading-cause-of-death-in-children If yo...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon
Replies: 57
Views: 4015

Re: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon

Well plenty of neo-liberals have been saying that the PRC is benign and the West should allow them to become the new superpower etc I don’t think it’s up to the West to dictate who gets to be a superpower or not. Even Napoleon said China’s rise is inevitable. China only needs to raise their GDP per...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5005

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Saw it yesterday and thought it was pretty mediocre, too much copy paste from the original movie combined with a pretty cringe story. The original is a classic but this one is pretty forgettable. Most sequels are cringe, lame, pandering cash grabs. The problem is almost all new big movies now are s...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5005

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

For sure, it was totally corny. But it was the 80s, so that was pretty normal :lol: Of note is the era Top Gun was released in. 80s, Reaganism, back to more nationalistic feeling in America after the malaise of the post Vietnam war 70s. No surprise the US Navy allowed a lot of footage shot with rea...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon
Replies: 57
Views: 4015

Re: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon

but the Chinese need to follow the international rules for safe conduct. We may have international rules for safe conduct, but I wonder what the reaction of the US would be if a nuclear armed Chinese carrier battle groups and air wings carried out "freedom of navigation" exercises in the ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 27, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

It’s now been revealed Scott Morrison’s office ordered the authorities to break policy and announce the interception of an asylum seeker boat on Election Day: https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101101464 A disgraceful desperate act from a disgraceful desperate “Prime Minister”. Glad the Australian peopl...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 27, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15387

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

At this point, its becoming very clear, had Police done its job correctly, children wouldn't have died. In this one instance, but in the vast majority of mass shootings no pre warning is given, and the shooter starts killing unannounced with no chance for the people to stop them before the bodies h...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 25, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15387

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

At least some US Politicians get it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Tju36Y-kE He gets it - but with Manchin running the Senate no Bill will be passed. The Democrats are likely to lose one or both Houses in November, and if by some miracle a piece of proper anti gun legislation snuck through Cong...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 24, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

[ Really, everyone person who I have spoken to and mentioned about the boat arrivals have said that this is what we have to look forward too and its only just the start and are not happy we will most likely lose control of illegal boat arrivals again, with a number of them being rusted on ALP suppo...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 24, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I’m glad they did now it puts the spotlight on ALP policy into illegal boat arrivals and forewarning of the impending arrivals That’s an admission the change in “don’t talk about boats” policy on Election Day was solely to damage Labor. It was just a political attack line. Luckily the Australian pe...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 24, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4436

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

I’m always reminded of the words of former US Army General Wesley Clark, who confirmed the decision to invade Iraq was made very soon after September 11th 2001. The 18 months of build up, weapons inspections, UN negotiations, peace protests, attempts at disarmament, warnings for Saddam to peacefully...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 24, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4436

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Bush Sr. lost me when the retreating Iraqi forces got bombed into oblivion on their way home with their tails between their legs. Completely supported the liberation of Kuwait but what was the point of that slaughter? Was Kuwait “liberated”? The West handed power back to the unelected Kuwaiti monar...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 23, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I think the coalition have a very good chance of picking them back up for the Teals most likely will not replicate that swing again next election. There have already been multiple successful independent candidates - Wilkie, Haines, McGowan, Sharkie even Katter. Once an independent is established in...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 23, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

News will be out for blood. They will run MAGA style attacks for sure. The teal independents will be cast as traitors. Expect hysterical attacks. Sky News has already been hysterical with the Teals pre election, they’ve already been cast as traitors: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=df2Eef9gwr0 Some o...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 23, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

As for the "perfect storm" being the only issue that got Labor over the line, that is transparently rubbish. They served up a positive but small target position against a failing third term Government with the weakest leader in 50 years. Yes, there should be questions for Labor over the r...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 22, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

There is talk of Angus Taylor potentially leading the LNP: https://amp.9news.com.au/article/46fbb3cc-9a7a-4d3d-bba9-eb1376fb5290 This says they have learned nothing at all. A look into media ownership would be a good thing too, the media landscape is so one sided it isn’t funny. Palmer didn’t do we...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 22, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

They live in their own parallel universe along with Sky News and they just don't get it. If they have two or more terms in the wilderness it might be good for them to figure out why they were tossed out. Then they can slowly rebuild with new people. You would think that, but I fear their plan will ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 22, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

According to the guardian link they are total votes, obviously that will jump around a fair bit when the final tally is announced What they call “total” votes are primary votes. What that shows is that whilst overall the people don’t want Morrison’s Coalition, the current ALP has moved a little too...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 21, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The swing against the Liberals in the seats with the highest percentage of Chinese speakers is really pronounced. That said, Fowler is a reminder that Labor cannot take the Asian Australian vote for granted. They overrode the local party members who would have preselected a popular local Vietnamese...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 21, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

It also seems a lot of seats with high levels of Chinese or Asian background voters have swung heavily against the Liberals.

A sign the new government needs to adopt a more diplomatic relationship with our neighbours.

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 21, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

RyanairGuru wrote:
Moreover, they have won at least one seat (Tangney) that they didn’t even campaign in


That Liberal MP was one of Morrison’s lieutenants parachuted into WA to to control the WA party and who barely spent any time in state, most of it in Canberra.

So glad he got the boot

So glad......

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 21, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Im just hoping that the ALP can form government in their own right and not be beholden to the greens What this election has shown, with a large swing to the ALP, Greens and Teals is that the Australian people want: Action on climate change Action on corruption in politics Stopping the American styl...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 20, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Well the independents will probably support the Coalition if: They drop Morrison as leader and put in a moderate They commit to concrete action on climate change They form a federal ICAC with teeth They drop the religious nonsense dominating the party at the moment Knifing a leader is no problem but...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 19, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

It’s going to be interesting, that’s for sure. A hung parliament does seem the most likely outcome though. The polling companies have changed their methodology since 2019, and called QLD, WA, SA state elections pretty accurately, but with so many independents running it is anyone’s guess at this po...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 18, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 438424

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

If aircraft get to be so safe that pilot suicide becomes a significant cause of passenger fatalities in crashes, there will be a clamour for pilotless planes. We need to start measuring crashes avoided by pilot action, that would not have been avoided had the plane been pilotless. Numerous time I'v...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 18, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 438424

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

There's a difference between a depressed person who ends his life and a mass murderer. One doesn’t have to have a diagnosed mental health condition for this to occur. Germanwings was a bit of an outlier in that the pilot had a long diagnosed and treated history of mental health issues. If you look ...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 18, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 438424

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

The prevailing thought is that the single pilot in the cockpit must be able to lock the door - and he also must be able to override the lock when the correct code is entered. Likewise, a simple system with two keys (each of the pilots carries one) is not a good idea. Why? A terrorist points a gun t...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 18, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 438424

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Time to develop a full proof system where the cockpit door cant be locked when there is only one pilot on deck. Given Chinese airlines always fly with a third observer pilot (like this flight had) and have rules regarding all pilots back in the flight deck 20 minutes before top of descent, it is al...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 18, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 77
Views: 9452

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

Also, the senior Democrat on the Senate Aviation Committe opposes any changes to 1,500 rule. https://subscriber.politicopro.com/article/2022/05/lobbying-on-1-500-hour-rule-for-pilots-begins-afresh-00033178 Chuck Schumer? He doesn’t know more about airline pilot training than the Training pilots at ...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 17, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

On the one hand, I despair at the thought of another three years under Morrison. On the other hand, maybe it’s the least-bad option as it avoids three years of the Liberals wailing from opposition about debt, deficit, interest rates, how Labor is tanking the economy etc. If the Liberals have to sle...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 17, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White woman sues school district; claims Critical Race Theory made son lazy
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: White woman sues school district; claims Critical Race Theory made son lazy

Newsflash:

Mother discovers 13 year old kid is becoming difficult upon entering teenage years.

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 17, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

This is something I have never understood. We seemingly have retirement income ass-backwards in Australia. The Labor Party considers compulsory superannuation, where retirement income is basically outsourced to the private sector, as sacrosanct, while the free-market Liberals hate this policy, and ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 16, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I have to give kudo's to both mainstream parties to try and help people buy there first home, I guess I'm one of the lucky ones who have property here and in the UK. But its annoying how the ALP are complain that the Governments scheme will push up prices, yet fail to see there own scheme will also...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 16, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3167

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Reminded of that old Onion article:

'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 15, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9110

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

The issue of insanity was central in the Anders Breivik-case. In the end he was judged to be not insane. They opinioned that while lots of his opinions and resulting actions easily could have been the result of psychosis, he did source them in actual, existing political opinion on the internet. The...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 15, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Dutton may be “right on the money” on those who hold his narrow worldview, but even the most ardent Liberal powerbroker knows he’s electoral poison and too far right to be electable. It’s 50/50 if he keeps his seat, and if the Coalition lose, and Frydenburg is kicked out (a likely possibility) then ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 15, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9110

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So, for the Record, is he a white, Liberal leaning, or Maga leaning 18 year old mass murderer? The shooter has apparently left a manifesto in which they express concern about the “white replacement theory”, a racist idea pushed by the likes of Tucker Carlson. The shooter apparently described himsel...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 15, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Dutton, the guy who fearmongered about “African gangs” causing people in Melbourne to be afraid to go out at night which was ridiculed by people in Melbourne posting pictures to social media showing them going out at night. Dutton, the guy who wants school kids to take an “oath of allegiance” Dutton...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 14, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Matt Kean today was trying to say people shouldn’t vote for these teal independents otherwise it will destroy the moderate part of the liberal party. That’s not for us voters to sort out, the LNP has to clean up its own internal mess and decide if it wants to be a far right wing party of conspiracy...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 14, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Best decision Scomo made in defence he put Australia first politics second, I would have kept those cards close to my chest as well , certainly not playing politics it was to get the best capability we can, I certainly would not have trusted the ALP to keep it quite with Wong and Co Why would Penny...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 14, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

And everyone on that list had a bitch and gripe, because they did something stupid and were forced to leave or in the French case because of a losing contract in which he knew something was up, and it was the Americans who told the PM when he can let the French know of the nuc submarine deal. Macro...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 13, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Morrison has had four years to learn from his mistakes. He has shown himself to be incapable of doing so. He did, however, hire an empathy coach. I’m jaded, but hearing that confirmed to me what I already suspected, the man is a sociopath. Well look at the comments of those who’ve worked closely wi...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 13, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I do find it strange the harping on about Morrison being in Hawaii when we had the fires. Leaving your country for a secret holiday when you have been told a national disaster of a scale not seen before in the country is imminent is bad enough in of itself, but if that doesn't concern you then look...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 13, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13086

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I don't think the right-wing of the NSW Liberal party ever thought they could win this election. Their behaviour over the past 12 months with preselections demonstrates that. It's more important to purify the party by getting rid of the moderates by not preselecting them or having them knocked over...

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