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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    Mate of Whiteant Turnbull then?
    Me? Not at all. Don't know him, and never liked his public persona. I should add, I have no emotional connection to either major party- I just enjoy the theatre.

    Besides, Turnbull isn't savvy enough to be a White Ant- he's just being a petulant douche who knows he's run his race. The real white ant job was done by the NSW Right AGAINST Turnbull. As a political manoeuvre, the Right's campaign against Turnbull was a thing of beauty.

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    Techonogical!

    But the goss I heard last weekend from my dirty Libby insider friends was nice and juicy.

    Apparently, the moderates inside the Libs are getting really worried. No one really believes that the Mad Monk has a real shot of winning this year, but the moderates need Abbott to get totally destroyed in order to marginalise the Right and drive the party's agenda for a while. The moderates figured that Abbott would quickly implode (because Abbott is, well, Abbott), so they put on this "unity" facade and (through gritted teeth) showered Abbott with public support.

    After seeing Abbott score a few nice hits against Rudd, the moderates are concerned that he'll put in a good show come election time. Not enough to win government, of course, but enough to keep the party under the direction of the NSW Right. So the current mail is that the moderates are going to change tack and try to fire a few torpedoes at Abbott, just to help things along.

    The sign will be if you start seeing Hockey's face around a bit more. He's been basically invisible since Turnbull got rolled, and he's (obviously) the moderates' darling and the guy most likely to be their frontman after the election. If he starts putting himself out there (with his support-but-not-really-support act) then you'll know that internal war has broken out.
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    I dont doubt what you say but, IMO, one of the more interesting things about Oz politics is going to be the fallout from Turnbull's ditching

    Anyone that thinks this is over, hasnt studied the man and some of the pissants from the left or right of the Libs that think they've won and even the ALP will rue the day that they crossed him

    Mark my words, "study the man and his history"
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    Wish people would just trust science as the most accurate and impartial explanation of truth there is.

    People don't trust anything that challenges the status quo and forces them to confront a world different to what they know. Science is never "proven" but it's worth remembering the extremely high standard of proof that it holds itself to and the fact that it adjusts its views based on the data at hand. Unfortunately people would rather blindly follow their religious or ideological belief and those in that minority get far too much airtime.
    Worth noting that science will discard ideas where the evidence starts to look doubtful, even after decades of trying to prove it. Phrenology and the plum pudding model of the atom, for example.

    That said, atmospheric science is an exponentially more complex beast. Geology, chemistry and physics all have fairly diverse views on what's happening.
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    The Liberals will remain united behind the Straight Talker until at least after the Election.

    Not to do so on the eve of the Election, will actually damage your own faction's/wing's cause, post-Election.


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    Abbott could boost his chances by learning to tie his tie properly, looks like he is in primary school.
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    As a Straight Talker, he should ditch the tie altogether, and wear a short sleeve business shirt when he's on the hustings (lycra of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master View Post
    Abbott could boost his chances by learning to tie his tie properly, looks like he is in primary school.
    Apparently he could do with a kick up the arse too according to the company that owns the truck that nearly killed him the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master View Post
    Abbott could boost his chances by learning to tie his tie properly, looks like he is in primary school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    As a Straight Talker, he should ditch the tie altogether, and wear a short sleeve business shirt when he's on the hustings (lycra of course).
    I'm starting to worry abbott you mate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I'm starting to worry abbott you mate...
    ..Im just pyneing for a Coaltion Government

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    ..Im just pyneing for a Coaltion Government
    Would feel deadset robbed if that were to happen.
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    The program is gone, now the Minister must follow.

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    How much of Murdoch's sleaze money did it take to get "Straight Talkin Tone" in his pocket?



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