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  1. They were SCARED of the repercussions from the deranged devotees of their FAKE man. This will always be a stolen election for them. Trump could easily fix that but won't as he continues to PLAY, poor hard done by, ME. He will age a lot before the next election. He's NO health fanatic. How HE looks is critical for such a VAIN person. The Republicans are a GUTLESS bunch. ANYONE who deals with TRUMP gets diminished or destroyed. Look how he dealt with Mike Pence who was the most loyal of all but was saddled with the blame for his loss. Trump Always BLAMES someone else.. It can never be HIS faul
    4 points
  2. I notice that Australia is now at number 11 in the list of countries with respect to corruption. The reasons for Australia being so low are political "donations". Apparently educated Chinese regard this as evidence of complete corruption. They don't understand that a company would give millions just out of the good of their hearts. Contracts are another corrupt thing. I reckon that after the contract has been awarded, all documents should be made public and lower bidders should have an avenue of redress if they were corruptly denied the job. Both these things ( ban on political
    4 points
  3. This is nothing new, and if we ignore America, which seems designed to foster such revolving door relationships, has been happening all over the western democractic woorld. An irony, when you consider that the idea of democracy is to be transparent and accountable, yet ois where soome of the digiest deals are done. And, it is not restricted to elected officials.. I have been involved in one UK government project that was awarded to all the major consultancies bar the one that was barred from government work at the time. The company I worked for was subcontracted by one fo the consultancies, wo
    4 points
  4. I watched the whole thing. Could you outline what you think the flaws were in the evidence. I found the defense evidence rambling The opening statement by Bruce Castor was incomprehensible, so bad in fact that even Fox News most right wing commentators criticized it. The call between Kevin McCarthy and Trump during the event and backed up (not by Dems) but by republicans in which McCarthy begs Trump to call his people off is rather damning. When asked "at what time Trump became aware of what was happening at the Capitol", Trumps lawyer obfuscated, why, isn't this a s
    3 points
  5. Not having seen the result of the vote to reach a verdict, I believe that it was an open vote method used. They did have the right to choose a secret vote, but that choice wasn't discussed. I have a feeling that if it was a secret ballot, Trump would have been thumped as those members of his own Party could vote as their consciences dictated, not the Party. But that assumes that politicians have a conscience.
    3 points
  6. Some of his staunchest supporters such as those at the Capitol building may be feeling that they were "fighting like hell" and carrying out "trial by combat" etc. like he asked and now they are facing jail time, meanwhile Trump is playing golf and has thrown them under a bus. These folks may well wish Trump ill.
    2 points
  7. It has been suggested that he may start a 3rd party. This would be disastrous for the Republicans as it would split the conservative vote. It is hard to understand why the GOP sis not take the opportunity to draw a line under the Trump years. As more information comes out about the Trump years his reputation is not likely to improve.
    2 points
  8. America has just shot itself in the foot. Acquitting Trump is like acquitting Charles Manson. He'll be back in 2024, with a revitalised support team. He's just too thick headed to realise he lost the election.
    2 points
  9. A sideline to analysing Trump's attempts at presidency, is the part played by others in the way the insurgency played out. I'm not sure now whether it was the Mayor or the chief of police, but prior to the mob assembling to march on Capitol, of them announced that "If you show up with a gun, you WILL be arrested". Had he not announced that fact, the results would surely have been very different. I reckon that bloke deserves a medal for preventing mass deaths at Capitol. Curiously, NO media has mentioned how a bit of sensible gun control saved many lives on that day
    2 points
  10. Democracy is "Government of the People, by the People, for the People". All people are created equal, but some are more equal than others. Never more obvious than in modern democrazy
    2 points
  11. The democrats didn't stuff it up again. Although, it would have been the cherry on the cake if he was convicted. However, quite the opposite to failing, it was probably seen as a victory, as everyone, including the democrats expected DT to be cleared.. However, it gave a chance to consolidate all of his despotic vitriol in one place and show it to the country. The vote fell 10 short, but 7 republicans crossed the floor - 2 or 3 who would be standing for re-election, and all having been castigated by their branches. It also exposed the fractures in the republican party, which, even
    1 point
  12. One thing there's been plenty of for us to develop and evolve is TIME. Everything alive on earth is STILL evolving. I used to be about as religious as anybody gets. Eventually I had to choose whether I could think or just believe. There's a $#1t load of guilt in most religions but particularly Christianity which sprung up just yesterday really. Islam a bit later.. Religion causes a lot of pain out there and has many things to answer for. Atheism is not another religion. It's the antithesis of all that stuff. I can be killed for being an atheist in many parts of the world. I don't have to hav
    1 point
  13. There will be a slow but steady decline in Trump support as more and more of his shenanigans come to light, post the Presidency. He doesn't have the protection now that that post afforded, so there's going to be some guns drawn on him. Couple that with a likely mental and physical deterioration of Trump himself over the next 4 years, and he will rapidly become a "has-been". I wouldn't even be surprised to see Melania leave him shortly, and the possibility of him dropping dead, from some medical event, is also quite likely.
    1 point
  14. I'm waiting for someone to produce a re-worked video of the Capitol rioters - whereby they're all recoloured with dark skins, and the signs changed to "Biden". I wonder what the reaction would be, then?? Of course, there'd be massive right-wing outrage, trying to compare passionate Trump supporters, just trying to get correct voting results by gatescrashing, smashing, breaking and stealing - against those disgusting Democratic-supporting blacks, who riot and smash and break and steal, when things don't go their way!
    1 point
  15. You really think so? I certainly do not. Nev
    1 point
  16. Corey Bernardi was a classic case of someone getting their capabilities mixed up with their possibilities.
    1 point
  17. Corey Bernardi tried that stunt here. Now he's completely GONE. Of course Australia is a completely different place. (so far). It's not fair to compare Corey with Trump. Trump is a weirdo of a very special kind. Unique I hope for the sake of the World. Unfortunately he's set a very rotten example and gotten away with it. Copy cats will do what they do best. Copy. Nev
    1 point
  18. Now I suppose there will be other trials of Trump, ut he is not going to be convicted. There is the defence of mental disability, which will save him. The pity is that the yanks were warned before he was elected that he was mad. It is apparent that the whole USA is caught up in madness. They are just about to disappear from the world scene.
    1 point
  19. They didn't break any laws. That is the get out of jail card for pollies. They make the laws, so of course they don't break them. There should be a body looking at government transactions and decisions to se if they are ethical. We see it all the time. pollies make decisions that the general population considers corrupt, but they are OK because there was no law against it.
    1 point
  20. Nah. I fixated on the Test Pattern. Compulsive viewing.
    1 point
  21. Jerry, WRT your post, if your example was an isolated case, the world would be a better place. Over the years I've seen similar stuff go on, and what bothers me most is that it happens at all levels of desk pushers, in government and private enterprise, from top to bottom. Even right down to just above my (tradesman) level. And at my level it irritated most. Possibly something to do with a cute saying that my colleague used to console me with - "It's only a rort if you're not in on it"
    1 point
  22. John Wesley too, he appealed greatly to people particularly in Cornwall who lived overworked, miserable lives. They stayed overworked but were now happy and spent Sundays in chapel.
    1 point
  23. That makes more sense. I wondered why you were blaming underwear.
    1 point
  24. Don't worry Jerry, they won't fall for that again. I've heard that the proposed new ICAC is like a guard dog with rubber dentures
    1 point
  25. That's exactly the American corporate policy as carried out by all their global corporations today. Of course, you also have to make the "free man" accept the facts that senior executives and CEO's salaries need to be hundreds of multiples of an ordinary workers wage - and you have to make him accept the fact that the fees for engaging global corporations to find work for his barrow, have to be in the order of 25% to 45%. I looked at a website once, that encouraged people to rent their under-utilised vehicles (carnextdoor). The companys cut was between 25% and 40%, just for largely
    1 point
  26. If Dutton (and quite a few other politicians) had been Labor, the Murdoch press would have had them hounded out of office by now. Our need for a proper federal anti-corruption body has never been greater.
    1 point
  27. I didn,t like him pardoning all those Drug lords !. And it,s a great pity he couldn,t pardon, Julian Assange ,. lt would have been at least ONE FEATHER in his cap. spacesailor
    1 point
  28. Weren't they going to try a head transplant in Russia a few years back? He must be dead by now, we would have heard about it if it was successful. One day we may have the technology to reconnect nerves precisely, but until that happens that old spinal cord remains a real problem.
    1 point
  29. They didn't tell you, but the older students always told the new ones how vets take your temperature.
    1 point
  30. Governments are supposed to work for the People. That's the purpose of free elections. You kick out the ones you don't like. Donny likes being above God and enjoying all the trappings so he won't accept that the people have decided. they prefer some one else who is only a Human and old at that. Like Goebbels said, IF you are going to lie, make it BIG ones. Repeat it often and allow no contrary view to be out there. EVERYTHING else is FAKE news.. The FAKE is Donny. He's NOT that rich. NOT very clever and he's extremely Vain and until NOW, He's never had to lose. His failings have been covere
    1 point
  31. Never mind !. Lets partion that US of states into a mirid of separate countries. Like it was before Their revolution. The Southern country, new Mexico. The east country, California /Nivada. Sunny country. NO Let Russia rule ?. It would / could make a new game. LoL spacesailor
    1 point
  32. The speed of an engine swap depends on the level of black marketing going on. Nev
    1 point
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  34. Ok, I'll bite... Firstly, there's a slight irony in you trying to debunk evolution because "it's not possible", then saying you're quite happy to believe an invisible man made everything specifically for a species that in its current form has been on the planet for about 200,000 years out of approximately 4,000,000,000. There's been life on this planet for over 3 billion years in one form or another. Dinosaurs were around for about 179 MILLION years, or about 900 times longer than humanity has been here. What were they, a really long failed experiment? Secondly, you
    1 point
  35. Here is my biggest objection to religion... The stuff was written by profoundly ignorant men. They knew nothing about biology or geography or astronomy... you could continue through every subject. But they didn't know they were ignorant. All this stuff was " unknown unknowns". They thought, with their bronze-age knowledge, that they knew everything. How people today can agree with this is a mystery to me.
    1 point
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