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    ScoMo wins Aussie Election!

    Australia again proved that poll's aren't always that good.

    Polls, and the Media have been predicting that Bill Shorten's Labor party would win the Federal election held this weekend. Bill Shorten was so Confident that he would defeat Scott Morrison's Coalition that back in February he wrote an open letter asking ScoMo for a "smooth transition of power"

    Instead in what's seen as a major upset, and being described be the media as a "miracle", the conservative Pentecostal Christian Scott Morrison has won the election and Bill Shorten has resigned from leadership of the Labor Party.

    An australian bookie was so confident of a Labor win that they paid out punters early costing them AU$1.3m.

    ANd to prove that not just American celebs throw their toys out the cot when the left lose an election ‘Australians are dumb’: Celebs’ fury at Scott Morrison federal election win
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    Poor Tassy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Poor Tassy.
    He's gonna need a safe place.
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    Michael Mann is rather upset about ScoMo's win

    https://thinkprogress.org/we-have-lo...t-92008fabb597
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    “We have lost Australia for now,” warned Penn State climatologist Michael Mann in an email. “A coalition of a small number of bad actors now threaten the survivability of our species,” he said.
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    the fossil fueled Murdoch media empire, which saturated the country with dishonest right-wing campaign propaganda working with a few petrostates including Saudi Arabia, Russia, Trump’s America, and now Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Poor Tassy.
    I see Putin's hand in this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I see Putin's hand in this!
    It's the only explanation.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    As one of the coalition front benchers (holding back the laughter) observed: Labor lost the election it couldn't lose, or putting it in terms more often used "Labor snatched defeat from the jaws of victory."
    Nation-wide there was a slight swing toward Labor (zero point something or other), but nowhere near enough to tip the scales.
    Too much trying to pander to every ism going. Too much divisive propaganda.

    Australia elected a government that nobody (hyperbole) wanted. Results for the senate should prove interesting - in circumstances like these, votes for senators can go anywhere.
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    They need to hire a special investigator to make sure there wasn't any collusion!

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    What distinctive issues are big in Australia right now (besides "the economy")?
    For what was given to everyone for the use of all, you have taken for your exclusive use. The earth belongs not to the rich, but to everyone. - Ambrose, 4th century AD

    All cruelty springs from weakness. - Seneca the Younger

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    For the most part, people are wondering how to exercise some sort of control over the government.
    There is a tax component that is supposed to be funding for retirement payments - Conservative government in the 1980s emptied its coffers into general revenue and spent it. Successive governments since have not fixed the problem (despite loud squawks by the Labor party about how wrong it all was when it was done). Pensions now are an unfunded liability. Government sell offs of its assets - which were promised to produce increased quality of service at a lower price ... no-one (except our beloved pollies) was surprised then prices sky-rocketed and service quality plummeted.
    Environmental issues - (legitimate) being ignored, and (illegitimate) getting lots of funding.
    Foreign ownership.

    That's about it.
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