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Tuesday, 30th May 2017

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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TOBACCO FIBS

In the last post I nonchalantly suggested that cancer and tobacco are not linked. I copped a heap of abuse including demands that I qualify such a ridiculous statement. Okay, here it is. It’s long and should only interest those who relish the truth.


I WANT SOME OF WHAT NEWMAN'S ON

Okay, so I’m in the minority. Almost 75% of you disagree with me on Premier Campbell Newman’s VLAD laws (can I suggest that Post poll result might be much lower on another forum?) Polarisation on this issue is staggering and that’s understandable.


ANOTHER YANDINA MAN

Hi Larry, I am one of the Yandina 5 who was wrongfully arrested on November 1. I am also not a member of any so called motorcycle gang but my brother is and so is my father... that is where they are able to say I am “guilty by association”.


A PIZZA WITH THE LOT...

"A pizza with the lot" story yesterday has so far attracted 320,000 readers and over 5,000 shares and that’s just on Facebook. The debate is volatile.


A PIZZA WITH THE LOT

Joshua Shane Carew sat in solitary confinement for 15 days in Bisbane's Watchhouse where there is no TV, no radio, just a basin, toilet and a concrete bed with one blanket. He is now in Queensland’s Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. His wife and two young children Holly (4) and Jake (2) have missed him terribly over Christmas and he has not been allowed to phone them or have them visit him.



HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Thanks for a year of interesting, clever and informed comments. A Happy Christmas to all and we’ll give ‘em heaps next year. I am going to take a few days off with my family of 41, sink a few reds and tell a few lies. Thanks again and see y’all real soon, Larry



SALVOS SACKED

...while interpreters still coach the illegals

[Exclusive] A Christmas Island resident has expressed disgust to The Pickering Post at how Salvation Army employees, supported by Iranian and Afghani interpreters, have been instructing arrivals on how to cheat the system.



NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

Has Tony Abbott been having some deep and meaningfuls with his God? The festive season has certainly enveloped him in a fuzzy collegial glow. He appears to be experiencing some sort of an epiphany, a newfound spiritual capacity for forgiveness. It is breathtaking... and politically dangerous.


THE MACRO MONEY-GO-ROUND

Okay, I copped some flak for suggesting a US recovery was imminent. But here’s why it is and here’s why Australia’s debt is also recoverable and why the only fly in the ointment is China.


Dear Mr Abbott,

I’m so happy for you getting into the spirit of Christmas!


GOVT WASTE

...we're due for a Draconian diet

Thousands of partly- and fully-funded quangos: (Half can go.) The ABC: (An Epsom salts job there.) Security Agencies: (Must be pruned and amalgamated.)



IS ABBOTT PLAYING DUCKS AND DRAKES?

I made a call to my Constitutional lawyer golfing friend: “Hi mate. Can an elected Government make an executive decision regarding bringing forward or delaying a tax, legislated for by a previous Government, without introducing new legislation? What do ya reckon?”


THE GREENS INFILTRATE NAURU'S SALVOS

... while Honiara becomes the new processing centre

The Government has secretly called for tenders to build a new offshore processing centre in another recipient of substantial Aussie aid, The Solomons, according to an informant.


PENILE PROTECTION


THE GOOSE FINALLY RUNS OUT OF GOLDEN EGGS

Mike Devereux was given three years to turn around Holden’s five years of losses. He was unable to do that, so Detroit’s decision to stop the haemorrhaging, barring further massive government assistance, was actually made over three years ago during the Rudd regime.

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