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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...

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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 10:21 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 06:23 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 03:22 PM
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    1. Loss of soveregnty in europe

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/standing-alone-still-an-option-for-britain/story-e6frg6ux-1225783065215 This one slipped under the radar a wee bit! ELSpeedo what do you make of this malarchy.

      Started by FG40‎, 02-06-2010 05:23 PM
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    2. Who's counting carbon?

      Just spent a fortnight out in the Gulf Country and through Central Australia. Interesting thing happening out there, have a relative who monitors air quality including Carbon in the atmosphere. Guess what? Central Australia at the moment is sequencing more carbon in the new plant growth than...

      Started by ernysp76‎, 28-04-2010 01:27 PM
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    3. china and rio

      just curious why do you think china has detained the rio excetive. because he tanked the sale of rio to china?

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 23-07-2009 07:56 AM
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    4. peak oil its back

      look out everyone peak oil its back after 2 years hibernation peak oil is back to jack the price's.

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 20-03-2010 06:55 PM
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    5. True Blue Aussie calls it quits

      I guess Australia is finally swamped and Lady Pauline the spokesperson for the average aussie...the conscious of the outback...the battler...is going to Emigrate to another nation.... well fancy that. Because as we all know...Britain isnt swamped with Asians, and has no form of...

      Started by HTCURRY‎, 15-02-2010 01:42 AM
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    6. More holes in Global Warming idea.

      Don't let facts get in the way of a good story, though. Article: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24036736-7583,00.html

      Started by PaulST‎, 20-07-2008 05:35 PM
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    7. Modern Universities- A Tirade.

      Nothing like a angry Tory to level things out. Some carpenters I know do better accounting than most graduates. I should remind myself the old latin meaning of bachelor... Quote- All the problems afflicting academe - funding, standards, etc - are a consequence of attempting to convert higher...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 29-03-2009 09:34 PM
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    8. Conroy plans speed humps for Australia's freeways


      Started by Perun‎, 21-12-2009 06:35 PM
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    9. a "green" council

      for those of you who wonder what life in your suburb would be like under a "green" council; 1) youll get signs put up on most major intersections proclaiming the area to be a "green area" 2) cycle lanes will be added to streets already too small to take two cars side by side 3) in suburbs...

      Started by Dr. Miracle‎, 26-11-2009 06:28 PM
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    10. labour the communist party?

      just with watching mainsteam news and non main stream news it seems labour with the self styled mao suporter krudd. it just seems the way there directing aust

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 25-11-2009 06:59 PM
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    11. Copenhagen Treaty - Set to Screw us hard.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntv56ZqeTls READ ON. interesting video.

      Started by FG40‎, 10-11-2009 11:55 PM
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    12. dubai cant meet repayments

      dubai has requested a 6month suspension of its loans as it can not meet the interest on the repayment's. interesting

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 27-11-2009 06:45 PM
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    13. Krudds $950.00

      l am always open to receiving donations......But. l am a little confused as to why all Australians are to get this money when the country is in a financial mess. And to be honest,that amount is not going to make me rich.(so why bother?) Also,how come all the Dole bludgers and single parents will...

      Started by hamson_4‎, 12-03-2009 10:01 AM
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    14. cold war mk2

      who here thinks china, russia/ussr are gearing up against the usa in a cold war style military build up? with china building nuke subs with underground base's, stealth jet plane's, and finaly being able to work out how to build a replica of the hmas melbourne aircraft carrier after they removed...

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 21-10-2009 12:46 PM
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    15. Wonders never cease. Please read !!! US to bomb guess ...........

      http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/reprogramming_memo_091006.pdf http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-preparing-bomb-iran/Story?id=8765343&page=1 Dear God when will this end. No winners will come of this. ELSPEEDO can we say. We TOLD YOU SO :thinking:

      Started by FG40‎, 08-10-2009 10:50 PM
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    16. Revolt by unions on work to 67

      This is a huge blunder by the Labor Party, the voter backlash is going to be enormous. None of their economic stimulus measures were needed and they have just ruined everyone's future. I hope Swan and Rudd get their political careers terminated at the next election.

      Started by JPD80‎, 25-05-2009 06:13 AM
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    17. The Drug Store- Pharmacology & You.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6425977.stm Poor mom does not need her little helper anymore she gives it to her kids instead. The generation of kids hooked on Ritalin- ie-legal amphetamine. Are the ADHD chaities linked with the drug companies? What does the DSM-IV say about it? The...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 08-03-2007 11:36 AM
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    18. Operation Blackjack- a sick joke? or a hidden warning

      Blackjack - 22/06/2009? 2+2+0+6+2+0+0+9=21 equals blackjack. They will not reveal the author. Looks as if the 'scares' of the Korean penninsula are not enough and the meaningless pig flu scare somebody wants briefcase nukes to go off to trigger a fake emergency. When you think there are ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 30-05-2009 10:16 AM
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    19. France compensates test victims for radiation exposure.

      Quote- The French government long blocked compensation claims by systematically appealing - usually with success - against occasional court victories by veterans. The new bill would offer money to people present at tests - which continued until 1996 - who have contracted one of 18 types of cancer...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 11-06-2009 10:12 AM
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    20. What if war was outdated?

      Codex Alimentarius http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-5266884912495233634&hl=en http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=157 http://www.tga.gov.au/cm/fs_codex.htm#vitamin Very interesting. This comes into effect in December 2009.

      Started by FG40‎, 10-06-2009 06:39 PM
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    21. Fraternising with the 'enemy'?

      Yes Mrs Woo did have some dubious links to the commie party back home in China and her being a member of the 'propaganda dept'- did not help things. This may also be a reminder to those not to be friends with those you know with conflicting interests as there may be a high price to be paid....

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 04-06-2009 05:02 PM
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    22. Australia firewall

      Does this mean things like our political chat group would be banned ? because its seen to be against the government taking control. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081016-net-filters-required-for-all-australians-no-opt-out.html ...

      Started by FG40‎, 23-10-2008 02:53 PM
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    23. Somali Pirates

      Captain Phillips is rescued.Three of the Pirates have bad headaches today as U.S.M.C. snipers took them out.Might escalate problems over there?Time will tell.

      Started by hamson_4‎, 13-04-2009 09:34 AM
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    24. Will Defamation and Character Attack LawSuits shut down facebook?

      It probably will be sued with all the other murders, rapes and whatnot. Police im sure will think this monster is out of control as well. Human nature in its basest form is hard to control and the anonymity of the internet and potential attacks poses ethical and legal problems. ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 15-05-2009 01:47 PM
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    25. Speech Time.

      Since there are so many avliable from time to time- post them here or also documents as well. There is a accolade for speech of the month. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEYz00MqCx0 A British MP on the Humanitarian Crisis in Isreal.

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 08-04-2009 01:39 PM
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    26. Medicating Society

      Mengele is laughing in his grave. Humans cannot deal with reality so a dream world is sufficient. Quote- It is not truth that matters, but victory. Adolf Hitler (1889-1945?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=AU&hl=en-GB&v=QKAvtwVhnUk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dygfw8VpYoM

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 01-05-2009 10:12 PM
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    27. Isreal sidelines the EU?

      Politics and all its forms makes a confusing spell on those around it. Quote- Israel has told the European Union to stop criticising Benjamin Netanyahu's government or risk being excluded from future Middle East peace negotiations. A foreign ministry official called EU envoys in Israel after...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 01-05-2009 12:24 PM
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    28. The New IR Laws- we were warned. . .

      The OCD has said that the rollback of Work Choices industrial relations law may lead to more youth unemployment By David Uren April 21, 2009 12:00am THE OECD has warned that the rollback of the Howard government's Work Choices industrial relations laws may result in higher youth...

      Started by AdamzXRUte‎, 24-04-2009 05:56 PM
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    29. More monitoring- paranoia is king.

      http://www.theage.com.au/national/labors-blogwatch-plan-hits-whirlpool-of-dissent-20090321-951z.html More and more is comming out. I see now they will start monitoring blogs incase people start to let there frustration and anger out online. This leads me to think once the black list is...

      Started by FG40‎, 22-03-2009 10:54 PM
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    30. The Dark Side of Brave Sir Kevin.

      Quote- During Saturday's talks Mr Li, the head of propaganda, media and ideology and ranked five in China's nine-person ruling politburo standing committee, also had other issues to discuss: the stalled free trade agreement between the countries, the economic crisis and hopes Australia would lobby...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 26-03-2009 10:01 AM
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    31. WarGames

      ...do you want to play? Y/N 'Ladies and Gentleman- its seems we have two Mig29's one at our starboard side flying rather erratically... the other one is at our 6 'o clock.... When wargames go wrong...well. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7927520.stm Quote- Two airlines in South...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 06-03-2009 03:17 PM
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    32. Scandal.

      The oil price is manipulated. Notice how our oil price goes down when the stockmarket goes down and recovers when it goes up. Watch the price plummet. Peak oil BS. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=aCcET-5EEW8&feature=related http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aLPpINP5B2w&feature=related

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 14-10-2008 12:47 AM
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    33. Poll Poll: General Opinion about the rescue package

      I have my own ideas, but just interested in everyone elses view on the Package being fought out in parliment at the moment. Should we go into deficit and have a one off stab at trying to halt the slide or should we hold back on the handouts, stay in the black and reduce tax burdens??

      Started by mondeoxr5‎, 05-02-2009 02:43 PM
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    34. The enemy within and without.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_P2rm0HBdM&feature=related Its seems the moral code for politicians and soldiers are seemingly different. A classic display of the sadist vs the humanist. A Coward uses violence a hero only needs words. NO bullets are exchange and a somewhat great example of how...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 24-10-2008 09:48 AM
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    35. The demise of capitalism?


      Started by Cruise‎, 27-02-2009 07:49 PM
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    36. Fire Bug

      whats everyones thought on this Brendan Sokaluc who the police have in custody over lighting one of the killer fires last weekend?They have him on child porn as well.And also in protective custody.Takes all types does'nt it?

      Started by hamson_4‎, 17-02-2009 05:30 PM
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    37. Gaza

      Is the Lebanon repeated? Will Hezbollah consolidate ground after the IDF has 'its' objectives? Only Iran can answer that question. The war on both sides continues. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/middle_east/7825480.stm Chance of Ceasefire- Would not want to be making any bets here. ...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 13-01-2009 01:44 PM
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    38. head gear in shops

      QLD retailer wants to ban Muslims from wearing Berka's in retail outlets. People also have to by law take off there motorcycle helmet when walking into a bank etc.l'm not sayin that it does'nt seem fair,but what are other peoples views?just curious

      Started by hamson_4‎, 04-02-2009 11:13 PM
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    39. Obama's Preemptive strike

      Didnt take him long :p

      Started by ARC‎, 08-02-2009 01:33 PM
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    40. The Nazi Bishop

      Quote- The Vatican also said that the Pope had not been aware of the bishop's views when he lifted excommunications on him and three other bishops last month. Earlier, a senior cardinal acknowledged the Vatican had mishandled the issue. The Pope's decision, ending Bishop Williamson's...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 05-02-2009 09:33 AM
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    41. Aboriginals and Australia Day

      This post was on Ford Forums and as it is a non-political forum it was closed, but I think it has relevance in that everyone should be able to express an opinion, even if it offends some .... isn't that what forums are about??? "I was annoyed when I came across this news article, now that Mr...

      Started by Pedro‎, 23-01-2009 10:53 PM
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    42. Claiborne Pell, senator behind college grants, dies

      Claiborne Pell, an aristocratic Rhode Islander who spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate and was best known for championing better education for the poor, died Thursday, the Providence Journal reported. Pell, who was 90, served as a Democratic senator... Read more>>>

      Started by sporty_girl‎, 02-01-2009 01:02 PM
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    43. Kevin Rudd Memorabilia Store

      You've seen our fearless leader in action! Support him by gong to the krudd memorabilia store! http://ruddshop.com/ That really should have been http://kruddshop.com/

      Started by Perun‎, 28-12-2008 01:07 PM
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    44. Kaos in Greece.

      It is a old word after all. When economies collapse- job opportunities become limited or non-existent, predictable govt expenditure cuts, big business collapses feed-in. Now with anarchists on the streets and far-right wingers at each other throats this has all the problems Budapest had in...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 11-12-2008 09:07 AM
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    45. Fool me twice doco

      Has anyone else seen this ? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4135706276167925924 Quite interesting. about the bali bombings being a false flag ops.

      Started by FG40‎, 09-11-2008 08:44 AM
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    46. Cold War II

      Now that is all but official Russia plans to step up a gear over European Missile defence. I think more Europeans are worried about a re-assurgent Nationalist Russia than a stray Iranian nuke Quote- Naturally, we also consider using for the same purpose the resources of Russia's navy," he...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 06-11-2008 10:22 AM
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      08-11-2008, 10:41 AM Go to last post
    47. Poll Poll: McCain and Obama Election 2008

      Who will win? alas Ron Paul is not here as I would be voting for him.

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 04-11-2008 12:30 PM
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      08-11-2008, 09:21 AM Go to last post
    48. Catch up in New Year

      Hi All, It's back to the grind re book. Wish you all great holiday season if you celebrate. If you don't have a great time anyway. Regards George :outtahere:

      Started by George‎, 07-11-2008 10:52 AM
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    49. Obama is a Mason

      I have just discovered Obama is a Freemason. Depressing. He is also a rabid abortionist. Not quite the nice guy after all..

      Started by AL NZ‎, 26-10-2008 07:47 PM
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    50. Don't be conned on house prices

      While it may appear to be genuine regarding lowering of house prices in Australia due to the current Global Financial Crisis, Real Estate Companies have been doing their best to get prices down well before this crash. They were trying to talk the price down for easy sales to where owners would...

      Started by George‎, 13-10-2008 11:09 AM
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      28-10-2008, 10:04 PM Go to last post

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