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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      Yes I do dispute it; there are in fact many species of dangerous things in Australia but not many individuals of those species when compared with the number of individuals of dangerous species in places like the USA.
      There are lots of dangerous bitey spiders and octopi and snakes and crocodiles and other things with Big Bitey Teeth. It only takes one taipan to really ruin your whole day.

      Of course it is silly to talk about such creatures running for election to the Australian Federal Parliament. And this topic is intended as news not comedy.
      True, although given the quality of candidates offered by many major political parties I sometimes wonder whether a crocodile would do a better job.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      There are lots of dangerous bitey spiders and octopi and snakes and crocodiles and other things with Big Bitey Teeth. It only takes one taipan to really ruin your whole day.



      True, although given the quality of candidates offered by many major political parties I sometimes wonder whether a crocodile would do a better job.
      They would definitely take a bite out of all it came across, hmm might reduce those running for office
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      Mercifully Australian election campaigns last a few weeks out of every three years rather than being continuous as appears to be the case in the USA where there's a federal election every 2 years on fixed dates with "primaries" every 4 years (the primaries seem to last about a year) followed by a presidential, congressional, partial senate, and numerous state elections seems to have campaigns that lasts about a year. So out of every 4 years it looks like 3 are election campaign years and one, the year immediately after the presidential election, is about the only campaign free year out of the 4.

      Anyway, it is the night of day 2 of the Australian federal election campaign.
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      The US electoral cycle is a bit tedious, given that it seems three years in every four contain electioneering and the fourth contains the complaints that the election yielded the wrong result.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      The US electoral cycle is a bit tedious, given that it seems three years in every four contain electioneering and the fourth contains the complaints that the election yielded the wrong result.
      You guys ought to change to a parliamentary system with elections every 4 or 5 years and a PM but no president with executive power and all the ministers responsible for executive government being drawn from the lower house of the parliament so you can vent your spleen about how badly they did their job at the next election by voting them out! It is a better system, makes people more appreciative of their vote. You ought also to make voting compulsory just like jury duty.



      You can keep a president but make the office decorative rather than powerful. Something like the Irish presidency.
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      I voted early in the Australian Federal election so now I can relax and not bother listening to the political rants from the three major parties.
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      I respect the democracy and people of Australia. So, I will respect their process and whatever the results are of it. It would be rude and disrespectful otherwise since I'm not a resident or citizen of Australia. Now, if we were speaking of North Korea, we might have a different situation but we're not.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Josiah View Post
      I respect the democracy and people of Australia. So, I will respect their process and whatever the results are of it. It would be rude and disrespectful otherwise since I'm not a resident or citizen of Australia. Now, if we were speaking of North Korea, we might have a different situation but we're not.
      Don't be shy Josiah, you've posted many times about what you incorrectly imagine to be the workings of Democracy.

      Don't pretend to have respect now after demonstrating the lack of it so many times before.

      Besides, as long as your posts are as erroneous as they are they serve only to highlight the distorting power of ignorance.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      I voted early in the Australian Federal election so now I can relax and not bother listening to the political rants from the three major parties.
      White Racism will prevail, no matter which one of them wins...so, sure. There isn't much reason to fret about it.

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      As for me, I cannot respect the constant rant you post, the constant rebuke of the USA, our Constitution, our president. While suggesting everyone should respect YOUR country, polities, leaders. I imagine that you will soon enough reflect on it and regret it, although it hasn't happened in over two YEARS.


      There is almost a cult of Trump HATERS (it IS intensely personal and irrational and hypocritical and it IS hate), and I realize the international press at times has spread this abroad. There is some entrenched "anti-Americanism" out there and it tends to be especially aimed any ANYONE who is a Republican, who is NOT a "we need to be more European in all ways, we need to condemn the USA" in their philosophy, and this has been attached to this cult of hate toward Donald Trump. I don't like much about his politics and ways (I didn't vote for him) but I confess, I don't understand this intense, irrational, personal HATRED liberals and some foreigners have for him.


      It is obvious you know little to nothing about the Constitution of the USA or the Rule of Law here or how things work here with elections, and that's okay, none of it applies to you, you are not a resident or citizen of the USA. But it makes your very rude rant even more offensive and inappropriate. Bashing the USA is good and right, you insist.... but you expect (and get) respect from us for your country. Some might expect you'll reflect on that and regret your rude, ignorant flaming but there's no indication of that.


      I "get" the point of your constant, perpetual RANT.... your flames of the USA....BUT FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, alright already! You come to a community of mostly Americans and BASH, BASH, BASH, BASH - over and over and over - for two years!!! OMG. Enough already! This has gotten profoundly disrespectful and rude. Coming from someone who is NOT a resident or citizen here at has documented he has no clue as to how our government works, what our Constitution says and zero respect. It's RUDE. I realize you think you get a pass on everything (no matter how rude, how flaming) if you post that smirky emogy.... NO, you do not. Not when it goes on and on and on and on and on, for years, so disrespectful, so rude.


      Everyone here is respectful of your country, its government, its political processes and its leaders and people. How about returning it..... and stopping the RUDE, ignorant, flaming (and thinking if you put up that smerky thing, you are excused).




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