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  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Federal Election 2013

    Yawn. Somebody should have reminded me it was election year this where remenants of our society and western culture democrartic system going back to the ancient greeks, persians and romans who gets to run a country by a particluar ethos and guided by a doctrine or manifesto gets to steer the...

    Started by ELSpeedo‎, 18-04-2013 08:13 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Federal Election 2007

    All posts relating to this years election I will put here- This years election will probably be as big as a major election in the 70's as to the outcomes for Australia now and in the future. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200701/s1834755.htm One of the volleys fired. Let the slanging...

    Started by ELSpeedo‎, 28-01-2007 09:21 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome! to the political gambit...

    Hello this is ElSpeedo. Welcome to the political chat room. Here you can discuss a variety of issues in politics (from magazines, newspapers, TV , internet, word of mouth etc) that interest you or others. We accept a variety of viewpoints and are generally easygoing in the subjects we...

    Started by ELSpeedo‎, 17-12-2006 05:23 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to join the Political Discussion Group (PDG)?

    Who can join the PDG? Absolutely anyone who is a member of the FordAustraliaForums.com and interested in political issues and social justice. You are not welcome if your only motivation to post is to stir trouble and silly one line replies will be removed. If you are unsure about anything I've said...

    Started by PaulST‎, 06-12-2006 02:22 PM
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    1. Poll Poll: Has multicultralism failed?

      This is a interesting topic. While one can be tolerant one cannot be tolerant of those who disown the country and the laws of the land reguardless of their religious/political background. Its already happened in Europe soon the US and maybe soon Australia as well. ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 20-07-2011 07:36 PM
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    2. Meanwhile in the Ukraine...

      Defeat? Whats that? A court challenge it seems. The Cold War is getting colder. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/12/europes-next-war/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/09/tymoshenko-challenge-ukraine-election-result...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 09-02-2010 09:38 PM
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    3. The Fission legacy

      Looks like Oppenheimer's words fell on deaf ears. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6452751.stm http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/oppenheimer.jpg Quote- or any development of these elements means horror, death and the end of mankind- J. Robert Oppenheimer. Anybody who supports...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 15-03-2007 08:04 PM
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    4. No F-22 for Australia

      Just the budget JSF- I won't give the abbreviation but it pales compared to the F-22 in capability. Our Hornets while very good are being outclassed now by Indonsia's new Fleet of SU-30's- making the fight now more than even. While we may share a advantage in EW technology their aerial fighting...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 29-04-2007 08:02 AM
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    5. Cyber Warfare 2011-2014

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQLighO1U8o&feature=related I agree with Einstein- not if but a matter of when... Quote- The level of attacks isn't published but officials describe the risk as grave and growing. ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 03-01-2011 09:10 AM
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    6. Political Jokes (this site gets spammed often)

      Heres a few anyone else got any? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-20CtRdmL4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vOYHj6A2nM&NR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhAEH453TzU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFJTvVJfgZ4&NR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_6B6vwE83U&NR What happens when you don't read...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 20-12-2006 06:51 PM
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    7. media gag bans Australian news outlets from reporting on a multinational corruption c

      hmmmm think this might get someone watching me i think. this is one from wikilinks be interesting to where this goes The whistleblowing organization published the details of the “unprecedented” gag order issued by the Australian government on Wednesday. The super injunction passed by the...

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 09-08-2014 01:38 PM
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    8. The Euro is Doomed.

      From 2001-2011 Nice knowing such a worthless silly idea that could never verk. That may also mean many European standards and institutions will also be null and void. The old USD will gain in the near term. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-95384/Euro-doomed-weak-currency.html Quote-...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 10-07-2011 10:48 AM
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    9. australlian economy to collapse by 2010

      Australian economy to be stuffed by Easter.Miners going under, price's of commodities to collapse when re negotiated, manufacturing non existent and what we do there parent company's going under in America. Interest rates being cut to keep property value up until the property market collapses....

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 13-12-2008 12:23 PM
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    10. American economy to collapse within 2 years

      http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,23636,22234638-462,00.html?from=mostpop

      Started by Cruise‎, 17-08-2007 01:31 PM
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    11. NASA cuts major ties with Roscosmos -Russian Space Agency

      I assume ISS stuff will continue but as for the rest of the projects and research well... For the non-stargazers in the audience here is what the night time sky looks like in the Southern Hemisphere. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/ ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 10-04-2014 04:12 PM
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    12. Iran

      http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iRqjZV1Meppj40hTs8IBOv4DdsQwD8VTTSF80 I heard late last year that April would be invasion month. Sure enough now someone in Iran makes a silly statement. Question is will it be US or will Israel take the blame this time? will be an interesting month.

      Started by Wizards Sleeve‎, 09-04-2008 01:25 PM
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    13. drone crash

      http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Human-Error-Contributed-to-Drone-Crash-Into-Navy-Ship-265062361.html#ixzz363Y0DYh5

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 01-07-2014 07:25 AM
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    14. The Benghazi incident.

      It good that this 'problem' has come back into political arena. The problem with co-ordination between the State Dept and the CIA is something that needs lessons learnt and who should have taken more responsibility...so it never happens again. The confidence of people wanting to help the US...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 14-05-2014 11:26 AM
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    15. Trouble in the Pacific...

      The Hacker War as well? The web is becoming that way. Judging by Youtube posts China is preparing for something. India better be on its watch as well. Vietnam and the Philippines in que... Quote- After repeatedly flying surveillance aircraft into disputed airspace with Japan, prompting Tokyo to...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 13-01-2013 11:50 AM
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    16. Brazil and the problems of mis-managing finances.

      Yes having a world cup is all well and good for soccer fans but for us who follow 'real world politics' there is more than throwing money at something and hope that growth will spread magically through the rest of the economy which is plagued by endemic corruption and considering most facilities...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 02-06-2014 11:50 AM
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    17. Chinese Govt at it Again

      The copyright infringement capital of the world. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21144992-2,00.html

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 31-01-2007 11:06 AM
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    18. Vietnam vs China

      Vietnam again. The memories from a old war. Now a new war begins slowly. How much sea lanes does a country own and when it crosses into another country how would it react? Now that Vietnam has some Kilo subs... ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 09-05-2014 08:19 PM
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    19. Adriana Rivas

      Here's another for you to get your teeth into ELSpeedo The Chilean Government is trying to extradite her to Chile to face questions over her involvement in Pinochet's regime of torture at the DINA where she assisted in the 'intensified interrogations' of the states 'enemies' who were usually...

      Started by cleaner‎, 25-03-2014 09:12 PM
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    20. N.Korea says the armstice of 1953 is history.

      Well the old saying- use it or loose it. Fighting a 3 front war will really put the two mtu strategy in one scary situation. Good distraction from the economic crisis though- if that dark humour so be it. Quote- South Korean and US troops have gone on higher alert after North Korea announced...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 28-05-2009 03:44 PM
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    21. How To Market Cars.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/08/nissan-will-restore-craigslist-maxima-display-at-headquarters/ I placed this link from another forum in the political section.--it is political that other companies have poor marketing. P/S got a C scan today. should see how bad the data is with some of the...

      Started by Davehoos‎, 02-04-2014 04:12 PM
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    22. Where is flight 370?

      In hanger still being serviced? Taken by UFO. Ozzies job to find this ghost plane. People say they saw plane. They said passengers phones were working. One thing how does a flight fuelled for China travel to middle Indian Ocean. Guess they new Daniels trick in GP.

      Started by fordfan96‎, 18-03-2014 06:21 PM
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    23. Indonesian spying scandal

      I wondered what EL Speedo's take was one the above title.

      Started by cleaner‎, 23-11-2013 08:38 AM
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    24. Blowtorch In Afganistan.

      It looks like NATO's modified tactics are working- why wait for the enemy come to you- you make your presence known- duh. Their finally learning from the Russians how to deal with their old foe- they used to be called the Mujahadeen back then. The only thing that stopped those Hinds was CIA...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 04-12-2006 11:55 AM
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    25. Syria-Turkey Air War

      Looks like things are not out of control yet? http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140899 Quote- NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has played down the risk of a military confrontation between Turkey and Syria. Rasmussen also said Ankara was justified in beefing up its...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 03-07-2012 02:30 PM
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    26. Egyptian Coup.

      Well the word democracy and freedom could have also allot to do with 1979 and the ramifications after that. Now in early 2011 there seems to be problems in one of the most influential countries in the world. Moderate posts please. Due to recent 'de-posting' of Gaza conflict. I invite...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 06-02-2011 06:08 PM
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    27. Moved: Falcon XR6 FG review Oct 2012 from Channel 7 Zoom TV

      Started by tfghiatcxlematt‎, 18-02-2013 10:04 PM
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    28. The next Falkands War?

      Yes for those who do oil trading its amazing where you find oil and gas deposits- off the Falklands. Like our Georgian War and Korean shelling episodes of past posts. This can get out of control quickly. ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 07-01-2013 09:59 AM
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    29. USA gradually divides in view and outlook. . . . . . . .

      http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-190210006.html http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/secession-petitions-gain-clicks-fast/ Consider also:-...

      Started by Keepleft‎, 14-11-2012 08:58 PM
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    30. The Royal Commission

      We now have a Royal Commission into a number of organisations some of them religious. As usual the mainstream media has zeroed in on one prominent organisation and are saying that it's justice for the victims at last. There is an old saying "don't count your chickens till they hatch". I think many...

      Started by cleaner‎, 02-12-2012 12:07 PM
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    31. NSW Public Hospital System

      Having recently just lost a close relative and very much a Ford Falcon man through the NSW public health system. That relative was my dad and he suffered 8 years of torture and torment until his heart finally gave out. He had Renal failure in 2004 which was missed diagnosed as Myloma. He was given...

      Started by cleaner‎, 24-08-2012 05:16 PM
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    32. Poll Poll: Energy Security

      http://www.barossaherald.com.au/news/national/national/general/energy-security-under-threat-shorten/2637012.aspx Quote- NSW will be fully dependent on foreign sources of oil within two years as a result of Caltex's decision yesterday to close the Kurnell refinery, prompting the federal...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 28-07-2012 08:53 PM
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    33. Trouble in Moscow- беда в москве

      Soap... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFAeluRtao&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krBoQmPQq5s Some harsh views for Medvedev. ... недовольство в русском военно против Путина? По ощущениям 1991 в обратном направлении. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWPBr4L1eyE&feature=related...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 14-12-2011 10:02 AM
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    34. power cost complaints

      http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/hunter-power-costs-among-worlds-highest-global-survey/2585118.aspx

      Started by Davehoos‎, 10-06-2012 06:43 PM
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    35. Gillard Government.

      Who voted her in? Nobody l know.l cant stand the smug looks or the Spin answers or the sarcastic responses. The Australian public is getting hit left right and centre. Gives us LPG rebates,then ups the pump price.Gives Solar rebate,then ups the Power price. With all the talk of plug in cars coming...

      Started by hamson_4‎, 03-03-2011 11:45 AM
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    36. English economic collapse

      The bankers are in a lot of rubble at the moment getting any skeric of credit to blow up th economy like a baloon once again. Looks like England is the same way Iceland has. Its gone beyond a recession now and looking the same way Iceland is a depression with banks closed, lack of liquidity...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 12-02-2009 12:01 PM
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    37. Economic Crisis 2011-2012

      Since the collapse is a global thing I have decided to merge the US-China and Australia (small fry) in the big endgame as the global economic system comes grinding to a halt. Feel free to post your 'tubes' and financial advisors pages here in a new merged thread coupled with your ideas on...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 17-11-2010 08:42 AM
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    38. Dislike of Abbott cost Libs victory.

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/dislike-of-abbott-cost-libs-election/story-fn59niix-1226059924848 The above article backs up what I've said for a while, the only reason Gillard won the last election was because people didn't like Abbott (but had no problem with the Liberals)....

      Started by PaulST‎, 22-05-2011 10:09 AM
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    39. NSW rego rip-off

      Why is it that inspections are required every year in NSW? Vehicle roadworthiness is a subjective term and is rates low as a primary cause in most car crashes. The state has put the power in the hands of anyone with a mechanics licence. You get a different account of what is wrong with your...

      Started by MilesE‎, 17-08-2010 06:15 PM
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    40. Operation Odyssey Dawn

      So here we are again.... Foe, turned Friend, turned Foe again, being bombed after threatening to wipe out his own population... The retards will harp on about Gaddafi being a good thing, because he held back the fundamentalists(as they did when justifying Mubarak in Egypt) but the fact...

      Started by HTCURRY‎, 21-03-2011 06:29 PM
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    41. Angry a.c.c.c. (allowing corporate crime constantly)

      :loudspeakwhy does petrol go up (unchecked) every week? lots of things are made from crude oil but petrol is the only thing that fluctuates, what about paint? the price has stayed consistent for many years. you could buy oil at the supermarket 10 years ago for $10 and can still do this today....

      Started by qualitywelds‎, 12-03-2011 10:44 AM
      a.c.c.c., accc, petrol
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    42. The "truth" about Carbon

      Here is an email I received today. Origin and author unkown but I found this quite interesting as I'm sure you all will. I say truth lightly as I don't know much about the atmosphere but could anyone here verify these facts? If it true then the whole carbon debate is just what I thought, just...

      Started by bfbetterthanfg‎, 11-03-2011 02:45 PM
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    43. Saudi royal motorcade.

      I've seen Chinese and American presidents being driven around but none were as big as this. I suppose he may be rather nervous...

      Started by PaulST‎, 27-02-2011 12:06 PM
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    44. New Low for TV News

      For those who may have missed it, Tony Abbott has been ambushed by the 7 Network for being disrespectful towards our diggers serving overseas. Link to the Herald Sun article below, ...

      Started by AdamzXRUte‎, 08-02-2011 11:15 PM
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    45. We Survived Yasi But Telstra let us down badly

      As a bit of background, I am a Telecommunications Technician and worked for Telecom/Telstra from 1981 to 1999 in the Network Construction section. I now live at Mena Creek, near Innisfail. After Cyclone Yasi belted us last Thursday night, the electricity supply to the entire area was cut due to...

      Started by ZC-Cruiser‎, 10-02-2011 11:58 AM
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    46. De-sal Plant

      When Victoria's 1st desal plant is up and running in Gippsland,what are they going to use to power it? lt would seem that if they try to use coal?the greenies/public would be in uproar.But it might be a plan.lt could end up using Nuclear power and the government will say that they were forced into...

      Started by hamson_4‎, 24-05-2009 07:42 PM
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    47. Who killed Micheal McGurk?

      Seems like developing property in Sydney has all the same undertones as building in NY. The blood never dries of the concrete other than the 'shoes'. http://www.theage.com.au/national/mcgurk-murder-target-of-a-single-shot-20090904-fb0q.html...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 02-02-2010 08:36 AM
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    48. Green lunacy at it's socialist best.

      Not only being told how much power and fuel we can use. But what we can eat as well. What happens when you run out of credits and cant afford anymore until the next allocation? And which learned person(do you get fries with that) decides what the parameters are....

      Started by damowerman‎, 01-11-2010 06:50 PM
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      03-11-2010, 08:41 AM Go to last post
    49. Fed Elec 2010

      Who honestly wants tony or julia in? i dont want either but i would rather julia over the shady freak in speedos i actually want k rudd back......

      Started by AUFU98‎, 13-08-2010 09:39 AM
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    50. who killed the political thread?

      who killed the poltiical threads?

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 09-07-2010 01:04 AM
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