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Thursday, 13th December 2018

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Hmmm... would you believe it has something to do with voluntary voting?

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.


It’s a long voting tradition that the Poms prefer to continue with, even after it makes no sense. Why Thursday? 

Well, voting is voluntary and Thursday was the Poms’ Market Day, the day everyone went to town to do their shopping and getting out the horse and dray on any other day simply to register a vote for a crooked politician made no sense.

Continental Europe  voted on a Sunday so they all go to their polling stations half pissed as Saturday is their huge drinking day. Friday is also a heavy drinking day so some were still pissed on Saturday.

Such was the importance of the vote that politicians of all colours thought it best that the voters who turned up were in full control of their faculties for such a sombre occasion as voting. 

Thursday, the Poms had figured, was the day that was as far removed from a “morning-after hangover” as possible and the damned subjects had to be in town anyway! Brilliant! 

But hang on this is 2016 and there are not many loyal subjects in horse and carts pissed as parrots wending their way to Westminster to do the shopping.

In the 2014 mid-term elections in the US (where voting is also voluntary) fewer than half the registered voters bothered turning up. In the UK less than a third were no-shows. So should the US be considering a change to Thursdays?

Mind you Britain’s EU vote tomorrow will attract higher voting numbers due to the polarisation of the in and out contenders... maybe over 50 per cent.

Australia, along with a bunch of other third world countries, has compulsory voting and an extraordinary turnout of over ninety per cent, yet every day is a drinking day for us so the informal vote is through the roof.

But does over 90 per cent reflect that we actually care about who governs us or is it the trauma of paying a $50 fine for staying in bed to nurse a Friday night hangover? 

Aussies are not interested in the upcoming election on July 2, it’s the most boring in history, so whoever wins this time will likely reap a Treasury windfall of fifty dollar notes.


Can't barrage the Farage:^)

Well I did not think it would happen, I thought the BIG MONEY side would win, I guess they will now financially punish Briton no end for voting to exit, time will tell now, all we need is for Australia and the US to reject this UN and IMF crap and take their country back and bye bye UN.

Yes it's finally over . The Leave voters have won . They just reached the number of votes needed (16.7 million) to be declared the winner .

This was written by Mrs Jenny Bell of South Australia to Malcolm Turnbull and
Bill Shorten:

Dear Malcolm Turnbull & Bill Shorten ...

You BOTH Worry me ! ( In fact both of your Political parties worry the hell
out of me !!!)

Over the last year, I find myself becoming more and more fearful of the pair
of you, and between you, you are turning this country into a place that I no
longer feel at home in, or feel a part of! I watch you in parliament, and
no, not just the two of you, but every politician that I see, stand up in
parliament sneering at each other, and acting like children !!! (..and if
you were my children, I would be ashamed of you all ... What an example to

Although you would like us all to believe that you are putting the needs of
this country at the forefront, NEITHER of you are doing that, you seem more
interested in "one-up-manship ", in scoring off each other, & denigrating
each other, to the detriment of this country & its people !!!

It seems to be all about YOU as individuals, and not about what you can DO
for this country !
It is fast becoming a place that I do not recognize, as the place I always
thought, was the best place in the world to be !!!
But no longer !!!

You are not listening to the people of this country !!!
And here in South Australia, your counterparts are afflicted with the same
disease - is it endemic in all politicians ?

I am watching the deterioration of living standards in this country, (and
according to you, on a world stage we are doing better than most countries
... REALLY ???) ... And yet the gap is widening between the "haves" and the
"have-nots" . I see our homeless on the streets, our hospitals
under-funded, and understaffed, our health system is an absolute mess and a
disgrace ... And yet I see multi-millions of dollars being sent off shore,
in aid to other countries, before attending to this country's needs !

I see the "selling off of the farm", in large amounts, to foreign interests,
(In Every State ) including water rights to foreign interests too .... And

Especially when you go to great lengths to tell us that water is a finite
resource, & supposedly, we must ALL be careful with how we use it, so that
we ensure we have it for the future

Foreign interests "Fracking" for coal seam gas, and riding rough shod over
farmers' rights to their own land, AND USING QUESTIONABLE CHEMICALS. (You
don't even KNOW what chemicals they use), and possibly causing damage to
the water table in the process !!!
And those foreign interests I believe, do NOT have to pay anything in
royalties back to this country, for the first five years of their tenure

A Carbon Tax,( which you KNOW is just another tax with a "Starting Point
dollar value") which will make NO appreciable difference, to carbon
emissions, AT ALL!
A tax, which in spite of all your arguments FOR it, you are doing alone,
when other major countries will NOT & DO NOT embrace it, or believe in it !
All that it will do for this country is put working families and small
businesses behind the eight ball, .....what planet are you on, if you think
that your few hundred dollars a year, will make even a scrap of difference
to the effect of the carbon tax on people ?Blind Freddy can see the holes in
that argument !!! Do you really think we are that dumb ???

The CONVOY OF NO CONFIDENCE was real !!! ...and I haven't spoken to even ONE
person, who would not have liked to be there if they could, but the tyranny
of distance and /or work was the only thing that kept them away, ( myself
included ), ... and you KNOW that only a part of the convoy was actually
allowed to be in front of Parliament house and ON VIEW ... the rest were
streets away, unreported by the media !
For Mr Albanese to stand up in parliament, and call it "THE CONVOY OF NO
CONSEQUENCE ", in his sneering tone, shows just how out of touch with the
people of Australia , you really are !!!! WE WOULD HAVE ALL LIKED TO BE

DEFENCE ....... Because Americans are our Allies, and we support them in
Wars, .........Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, .... and you have sent our
soldiers to those places, and our soldiers fought for you, and for Australia
....... some coming home with terrible physical injuries, and some with
devastating Mental Injuries as well ..... BUT WHERE ARE YOU, WHEN THEY NEED
YOU ?????
Veteran's Indexation to CPI only is a disgrace ... and is something YOUR
Labor party Julia, used as an election sweetener, to get the Veteran's Vote
... BUT YOU LIED (Again) ! You never had any intention of honouring your
election promise to them ... and it WILL come back to bite you at the next
election !!!! (And Tony, Liberals were NO BETTER, Howard had more than 10
years to "fix it " and didn't !)
Veterans are not alone, they have families, friends and supporters, who are
heartily sick of the deception your party perpetrated on them ....AND THEY
THEY are your obligation, first and foremost ..... and it is not your first
obligation to give aid to every man and his dog overseas first !!! Look
after your own FIRST !!!! Is this what you call SALUTING THEIR SERVICE ???
Have you any idea , how sickening it is for our Vets to see you both, (
Labor or Liberal ) turn up to the funerals of our current young vets for a
photo opportunity, to be seen to be "caring " in the public eye, but only
to turn your backs on them all, when they need you ??? (Just ask Breanna
Till an Afghanistan Soldier's wife, how CARING this government is !!!)

And in light of what you DON'T do for our Vets .......Let's talk about
Multiculturalism ......People have come here from other countries, for a
better life, for more years than I have been alive ( I am 65 years old !)
... my own family migrated here in 1883, from Germany, and did find a better
life ...
Pre & Post war immigrants have came for a better life, and settled in and
became wonderful contributors to this country, as did those who came here
after the Vietnam War, ... all have contributed to the rich diversity of
this country, and some descendants have even fought FOR this country, and
they have become Australians and were glad to be ...and they had NO handouts
from our Government either, ...they worked hard for everything!
I have never before had a problem with all, or any, race of immigrants
coming here ...
.......However , I DO NOW !!!

Please tell me why we have areas like Lakemba, where police do NOT, &
will NOT go, for fear of their life ?
Please tell me why we can no longer have religion in schools, for fear of
"OFFENDING" someone ? (The latest little gem is that they are not having, or
being funded, for "chaplains " any more , but "Counsellors "?)
Please tell me why religious Christmas observances are no longer allowed in
some schools for fear of OFFENDING someone ?
Please tell me HOW Christmas decorations in some stores might OFFEND someone
Please tell me why we have to have segregated days in some swimming centres,
for fear of "OFFENDING" someone ?
Please tell me why we have some RADICAL clerics demanding Sharia Law in this
country ... when if we were in THEIR country, this would NEVER be allowed ?
Please tell me why our laws need to be changed, so as not to OFFEND someone
Please tell me why we are fast becoming a MINORITY voice, in our own
country, because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ?
Please tell me WHY Australians cannot legally wear a face covering bike
helmet into a bank ..and yet it is ok to wear a Burqa which covers the whole
face ?
And please tell me WHY, when those people who want asylum here, can wreck
our detention centres, as in Villawood , and STILL be accepted here ?

SO , in light of the above, WILL BOTH OF YOU ......Please tell me WHY, when
some of our Vietnam Veterans FINALLY received (in the last 6 months) the
recognition that they should have had after the Vietnam War, (and which they
received from the USA & South Vietnam, during and immediately after the
Vietnam War), that the families of those Veterans, were refused assistance
by this Government, to attend that award ceremony, and yet this Government
....flew , accommodated , and even took on bus tours , to the the families
of asylum seekers, after the funerals of those who were killed in the boat
which sunk off Christmas Island ?

What does that say, about just who are this government's priorities ?

The Australian people that I speak to have genuine concerns about becoming a
second class minority in our own country, and the reasons for it, are some
of the above, ..... Are you so blind that you cannot see this ?
And no , I am NOT racist !!!...(if I did not like Catholics or Protestants
would I be considered racist ?) Of course not !
Why is it, that if we object to what is happening in our country ... we are
immediately labelled RACIST, in an attempt to shut us up ?
We are fighting Radical Muslims, in Afghanistan & Iraq, are we not ?I hear
you say, yes but the Muslims we have here are "Not like that " ... well how
would we know ? we hear ANY of them coming out & speaking AGAINST
radicals ?? I haven't ...have you ???

Islam is not compatible with ANY of the values that we hold here in
Australia ! ....Are not the experiences of Britain, France, and the
Netherlands an example of that? Why do you think it would be any different
here ? We even have an Australian born "radical ", whose message is that
Australia WILL become a Muslim country, under Sharia Law, & that we had
"better get used to it ".

Will both of you grow some "Balls ", and start sticking up for this country
and its people ???

We are the people who put you where you are, and PAY you to look after our
interests ! ... And you are NOT doing that, by any stretch of the
imagination !!!

I would appreciate an answer, from both of you, if only to convince me that
once again, I am not talking to a brick wall !!!!!

In case it has escaped both of you ...I would like to remind you that, in
Australia the Government ... is FOR THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE, & BY THE
never forget that......because you sure have up till now !!!

Despite Remain being the clear favorite with British bookmakers throughout the campaign, tonight’s early results are seeing them reconsider. Betfair are the first to make Leave the more likely outcome.

Butch the Rooster

Sarah was in the fertilized egg business.

She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters.

Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance which rooster was performing.

Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

Sarah's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen but, this morning she noticed old

Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing,

but the pullets hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To Sarah's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job, and walk on to the next one.

Sarah was so proud of old Butch,

she entered him in a Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only a warded old Butch the "No Bell Peace Prize"

they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.

Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards

on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace

and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?

Vote carefully in the next election.

You can't always hear the bells.

O/T...I see Roxy's handbag has gone to the big house for insider trading.Serves the greedy little prick right.

Leave Now Favourite To Win European Union Referendum In Roller Coaster Night..LEAVE IS NOW A FAVORITE TO WIN


It's a good feeling, so far, knowing there are many people in the UK who recognise the terrible dangers of being associated with and controlled by a corrupt thuggish UNION of any kind.
If this turns out to be successful, it will warm the heart knowing we can send a strong message to the leftoid retarded socialists in this country. Those who have subjected Australians to the theft out our wealth and security while crippling us and future generations with ridiculous unimaginable debt.

ABC 24 coverage of Brexit is very sombre at the moment. I love it.

Nazi Germany: Lippisch P.13a Mach 2.6 range & fueled by coal

Latest on BREXIT is the LEAVE camp is ahead, and by a considerable margin. Fancy that! This is a surprise to all who don't know how the MSM try to manipulate we, the stupid, plebeian voters. The same is happening here with the same left wing luvvies who populate the f***ing MSM in this country. Example: Shorten neck and neck in the polls with Turnbull. Then again with the popularity of the latter, who knows. Both the bastards are f***ing sneaks who don't care less for their nation nor their Australian countrymen and women.

Latest results look good . Leave vote first past 1 million votes and 10% ahead .

You would think the sight of that Islamist Mayor of London Saddiq Khan urging Brits to 'Remain' would be enough to send Brits running to the exits regarding the EU. We'll see.

The best one I've found for current figures. Looks like LEAVE looking good so far.

I believe that after his well crafted lies re. Medicare , Boats etc LABOR will loose the next 2 elections and here in VIC due to the CFA disgrace, and CFMEU criminality , LABOR will loose the next state election.

"The European Economic Area (EEA)The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It allows them to be part of the EU’s single market.
Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member but is part of the single market - this means Swiss nationals have the same rights to live and work in the UK as other EEA nationals."
I don't see Norway or Switzerland being ostracized as pariahs so what's the big deal if Britain decides not to be a fully-fledged member of the EU?

BREXIT vote favouring the LEAVE vote.
See Live Stream Coverage,

wether the poms go or leave we will see but the wall has now got big cracks in it and and it is just the beginning with other country's to follow suit soon