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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
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    Kevin Rudd was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes who were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

    The teacher asked Kevin, the saviour of 'working families', if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'.

    So Kevin (the saviour of 'working families' ) asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy'.

    A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field & a tractor runs over him and kills him, That would be a 'tragedy.'

    No, said Kevin - that would be an accident.'

    A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy'

    I'm afraid not, explained Kevin - that's what we would call great loss'

    The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Kevin searched the room. 'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'

    Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand...

    In a quiet voice he said: 'If A plane carrying you and Julia Gillard was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'

    'Fantastic!' exclaimed Kevin. 'That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?'

    'Well,' says little Johnny 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a fu..k'n accident either!

    Gotta love that kid!

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    Conroy wins 'Internet Villian of the Year' in the 2009 UK Internet Industry Awards.
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    Conroy stops counting numbers from the latest stoush long enough to accept award:


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    Poll shows 34% want Turnbull to go

    That's of self-described conservative voters, mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Conroy wins 'Internet Villian of the Year' in the 2009 UK Internet Industry Awards.
    Any sites which display that story are being added to the blacklist as we speak

    what a joke really, if they can cut out the gross child porn stuff I will be happy, but we punish the masses for the weaknesses of a few filthy scumbags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Kevin Rudd was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes who were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

    The teacher asked Kevin, the saviour of 'working families', if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'.

    So Kevin (the saviour of 'working families' ) asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy'.

    A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field & a tractor runs over him and kills him, That would be a 'tragedy.'

    No, said Kevin - that would be an accident.'

    A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy'

    I'm afraid not, explained Kevin - that's what we would call great loss'

    The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Kevin searched the room. 'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'

    Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand...

    In a quiet voice he said: 'If A plane carrying you and Julia Gillard was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'

    'Fantastic!' exclaimed Kevin. 'That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?'

    'Well,' says little Johnny 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a fu..k'n accident either!

    Gotta love that kid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Poll shows 34% want Turnbull to go

    That's of self-described conservative voters, mind...
    If I was "conservative" I wouldn't want Turnbull being my leader either.
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    Liberal Rule on SBS tonight at 8:30, now that's a title with a ring to it

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    Is a forum on international students on Insight as we speak. Worth watching.

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    This is awesome stuff. Hopefully the government sits up and takes notice.

    International students have gotta be the one of the most oppressed groups around and have been treated as cash cows for far too long.

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    LOL at the Tories who thought that was going to be a good pat on the back for Old Johnny.

    Instead it debunked the myth that Howard and Costello were good economic managers. Next week he'll be exposed as racist.

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    3 hours of emotion over facts most of the time coming up, one would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    Is a forum on international students on Insight as we speak. Worth watching.
    One thing that shouldn't be forgotten is that, maybe it's different in Adelaide, there isn't that much interaction between local/int and most of the time when it come to group work its a real hassle because you have to make up for poorer writing skills..hey with 5 subjects on the go with similar deadlines it's common sense to want to get it done efficiently. The main bridge is about our future engagement with the Asian region. India seems ok because we can probably always get away with talking cricket, we know alot about their culture from Bollywood movies etc. bring a cricket star and you can do business , but we certianly will benefit greatly from greater cultural awareness of China etc. the ABC is basically the BBC so so much bias towards English greats etc.

    most debates on Australian television are unbearable, we seem to assume that people only get 1 minute to make a point and then bad luck. Q and A in London was 100x better as they allow people to talk in England, an amazing thought, similar to most of their shows. Although who would want to listen to their politicians It was also interesting that their guests were aloud to speak their minds on issues in a much less dogmatic way, or maybe that's just how they work in Britain.
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