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#20301 scruffy1

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:15 PM

but but that implies that kids that do misbehave are natural.

 

 

umm, you haven't had kids, have you ?

 

i'm not implying it... i'm reporting reality


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

http://www.abc.net.a...-africa/9326034

 

Trump sure knows how NOT to make friends


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

Since when is it racist to call a country a shithole?

 

Really it's a storm in a teacup, it was supposed to be a private meeting.  No doubt thousands of politicians around the world have made worse remarks about other countries over the ages.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:52 PM

 

but but that implies that kids that do misbehave are natural.

 

 

umm, you haven't had kids, have you ?

 

No. I chose not to re-produce :)


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:16 PM


Since when is it racist to call a country a shithole?

 

Really it's a storm in a teacup, it was supposed to be a private meeting.  No doubt thousands of politicians around the world have made worse remarks about other countries over the ages.

 

Indeed.

 

Raheem Kassam tells it like it is and calls Londonistan a Shithole too.
http://www.breitbart...ondon-shithole/

 


Edited by Outcast_Aussie, 13 January 2018 - 10:17 PM.


#20306 Jeruselem

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

HAWAII IS GONNA GET NUKED. Nope, some idiot hit the wrong button

 

http://www.abc.net.a...e-alarm/9327562

 

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's Governor said.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:22 AM

Since when is it racist to call a country a shithole?
 
Really it's a storm in a teacup, it was supposed to be a private meeting.  No doubt thousands of politicians around the world have made worse remarks about other countries over the ages.

You can call people cunts and places shitholes. Leaders of countries are meant to be slightly more diplomatic. Kind of like how some of our pollies got in trouble for laughing at pacific island nations being flooded by global warming, while on a hot mic.

Judging from some reading on Haiti's history, tho', it'd be more like our PM calling East Timor and PNG shitholes, after we've done our part to make them that way, but without taking any blame for the matter.
It's also a little amusing, wondering why people from countries with worse systems want to go to the US, but not more from countries with much better systems.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:25 AM

From what I gather it was supposed to have been a private meeting.

 

PNG was a German territory which we inherited after WW1... from what I've heard it was better off in the early 70s than 10 years later when independent.

The only thing detrimental towards E Timor was the gap treaty with Indonesia where the oil was shared.

 

It's time these countries took responsibility for their own plights.  It's not like most of them have huge foreign debt either - a common myth being that every 3rd world nation has huge defecits.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

https://www.washingt...iti-a-shithole/ Haiti's been invaded and deposed a fair few times. Countries promising money to fix problems they introduces like to not pay up. Which part of that is the problem for some Haitian in the street, dying of cholera, to take responsibility for?
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#20310 Rybags

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:31 AM

Additional to that, Trump has every right to complain about misuse of aid money.  These countries have received billions over the years and much of it is squandered and little of it ever reaches the people.  And the eligibility for recipients should be reviewed... FFS, we give aid to Indonesia, where's the logic in that?  Instead of building infrastructure it gets diverted to such things as purchasing Su-27 class aircraft.


(Haiti) - I don't take any responsibility.

 

I'm not an American politician.  I'm not an American.  My opinion on the place one way or the other doesn't make me responsible or otherwise for it's history.

 

It's twisted logic to deduce otherwise.  If I call my neighbour's car a heap of shit, that doesn't mean it's my fault and I have to contribute towards him buying another one.


Edited by Rybags, 14 January 2018 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:37 AM

It's twisted logic to think you should be taking responsibility for Haiti, just because someone pointed out its fucked up history.
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#20312 Rybags

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

Misread your post... but the general opinion of plenty does seem to be that the ordinary western citizen should shoulder the burden of fixing these crapholes.

 

And once again, I don't see a problem with what Trump says in a private setting.  Sure, the bloke's beligerant and has a repugnant personality.  But he's their elected President.  Sections of the media just take pleasure in nitpicking the slightest nuances that'd go unnoticed with anyone else.  It's getting pretty old pretty fast.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:17 PM

That's what the combination of hyperpartisanship and social media enables: there's always someone that doesn't like someone else and is ready to jump on anything they say, with an instant large audience. It's been decades since the US had a leader a supermajority rallied around, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.


Edited by Nich..., 14 January 2018 - 12:17 PM.

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#20314 Jeruselem

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

If trump stopped using twitter to post his random thoughts, we wouldn't have this problem.

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#20315 Jeruselem

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:01 PM

https://youtu.be/5X-x5KtE9mg

 

Wonder if us Aussies will get this system in future?


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:09 PM

If trump stopped using twitter to post his random thoughts, we wouldn't have this problem.
 

LOL. Why shouldn't the guy have an equal chance at creating media frenzy ? :P ... most of it ( imo, all of it ) is purely to inspire the opposition to take offence. Like Rybags said ..." It's getting pretty old pretty fast." ... it's all just white noise now :)


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#20317 Rybags

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:54 PM

We do have such systems, generally for weather, bushfire and natural disaster events and warnings.  I've seen a few of them on TV.

There's automated SMS as well, not sure how widespread it is and if it goes to everyone or only subscribers or to certain carriers.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:11 PM

Newcastle having bushfire issues

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:31 PM

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:10 PM

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