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Australian PM denies lying in public life; rejects French accusation

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Morrison is a low life and this is just another nail in his coffin.

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He always acts as if he is the only honest one and everyone else is the liar .

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An honest question: why the young guys on the photo have medals like World War II veterans?

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The man’s even lying about having a thick skin. He’s notorious in Australia for being exactly the opposite, can’t take a criticism to save his life.

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I wish Chinese citizens could criticize their leaders like Australians do. Looks like Morrison won’t be on the cocktail party invite list.

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Politician lies about lying. In other news, woman has baby.

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An honest question: why the young guys on the photo have medals like World War II veterans?

November 11, Remembrance (Armistice) Day, hence the poppies and grandparents'/ great grandparents' medals from WW1.

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He lied to the public by saying "It's not going to be compulsory to have the vaccine," Now, those who don't take it are shut out of jobs and public life. He stood by and let the states do the dirty work for him. Aussies should revolt.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/scott-morrison-rules-out-mandatory-covid-19-vaccine-policy-says-employers-must-make-their-own-decisions/ae08107a-be34-4f1d-8ac9-022e0f45c051

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@funkymofo

Thanks for the explanation.

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Get rid of this clown

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Well he’s a Polly (politician), they have a reputation. Don’t know specifics with the French deal, that’s for Morrison and Macron to sort out.

@Asakaze, as previously mentioned yesterday was Remembrance Day, if you ever see people wearing medals only on their right side (as opposed to the left which is where the recipient wears them) they are most likely a relative’s and worn in recognition of their prior service.

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@AustPaul

Thank you. Did not know about that.

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you might not like Morrison but the nuke sub deal is far superior to the French diesel electric,

the diesel electric sub contract was proposed about 10yrs ago contract signed 6 years ago, what have the French delivered!? absolutely nothing, havent even started the 1st sub. Wouldnt matter which PM was in charge going nuke will be makes Australia naval military far stronger than it currently is, and they wont even have nuke missiles onboard. imagine leaving a dock in Australia traveling for 3 months underwater going almost anywhere undetected and surfacing again once youve returned to Australian waters. NO diesel electric sub can do that without refueling, if foreign military take out your refueling ships then they've effectively taken out your subs

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That was another lie.

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He lied to the public by saying "It's not going to be compulsory to have the vaccine," Now, those who don't take it are shut out of jobs and public life. He stood by and let the states do the dirty work for him. Aussies should revolt.

WRONG, as far as vaccination is concerned, the thing that Australians blame Scott Morrison for is not for allegedly lying about whether or not the vaccine was going to be compulsory. The thing Australians blame Scott Morrison for is for failing to secure an adequate supply of vaccines for our vaccination program, an error of judgement on his part which was the beginning of the end for Morrison as a credible public figure, even among those who habitually vote conservative. The states did not "do the dirty work" for Morrison, the states managed the job of controlling the virus without him, thank you very much.

And why should Australians "revolt" in support of those who just won't do the right thing by their fellow citizens? Anti-vaxxer sentiment in this country has consistently been among the lowest in the world, even before any suggestion that refuseniks should be asked to make an informed choice between vaccination and their jobs. Choices have consequences, a truth that far too many on the anti-vaxx side of things are finding it impossible to accept.

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Scumbag of a man. Yet the greedy boomers will probably see him re-elected.

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A politician who hadnt lied in public life? The unicorn flying outside my window just confirmed it.

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Yet the greedy boomers will probably see him re-elected.

I didn't know boomers were greedy.

I thought they were just smarter and better looking than Millennials and GEN X/Z/whatever combined.

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reckless:

wish Chinese citizens could criticize their leaders like Australians do. Looks like Morrison won’t be on the cocktail party invite list.

What's that got to do with anything. You're still going to yet end up with another lying leader. Just swapping one for another.

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Scumbag of a man. Yet the greedy boomers will probably see him re-elected.

Two million "Boomers" voted against Scott Morrison and the Libs/Nats at the last election. What are you trying to do, wipe them off the electoral map?

And are property ownership and the putative tax benefits of home ownership confined only to those over 55? You need to get some perspective, sunshine.

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@BigYen, to be fair, I should replace "greedy boomers" with "greedy *unts". Scummo was only elected because of a scare campaign against Labor taking away franking credits, negative gearing, etc. It's a blight on Australia that he is in power.

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All politicians fib. It is part of the job description. Morrison fibbed about not telling fibs. Shows he is on the job.

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@Peter Neil, thank you. I'm a boomer, born in 1954, and I'm certainly NOT greedy. And, okay, I'll go with the smarter and better looking comment, too. What a beautiful day!!

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I thought Japan had the worst Prime ministers with the biggest turn over rate, but now I reckon Australia has proven to be the worst, they change Prime Ministers like no tomorrow!

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Wouldnt matter which PM was in charge going nuke will be makes Australia naval military far stronger than it currently is, and they wont even have nuke missiles onboard. imagine leaving a dock in Australia traveling for 3 months underwater going almost anywhere undetected and surfacing again once youve returned to Australian waters. NO diesel electric sub can do that without refueling, if foreign military take out your refueling ships then they've effectively taken out your subs

FYI frenchs also build nuclear subs ...

So it has never been a technological problem only political/diplomatic one.

Now let's have a look at US recent navy successes :

Virginia-class submarines

According to Bloomberg, more than 1,600 parts had to be swapped among the Navy’s Virginia-class submarines since 2013 just to keep them operational. Many of these components were meant to be good for 33 years — but started wearing out decades early.

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

Nearly $8 billions, 5 years delay, project abandonned

So Australian will not have submarine firepower for more years now until the US subs are delivered (much later). Facing a growing chinese firepower ...

Choosing nuke and loosing NZ support ...

No need to say the cancellation of the french deal will not be free.

What a smart move !

See you in 2050.

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FYI frenchs also build nuclear subs ...

the French were never going to supply Australia with nuke subs, they couldnt even provide diesel electric.

Choosing nuke and loosing NZ support ...

lol why, NZ wont allow nuke powered vessels into their ports, and why would they need too, nuke vessels are allowed into Australian ports and can resupply there and they have and still do, nuke vessels dont need refueling, nuke subs can effective circumnavigate the world underwater. half million NewZealanders live and work in Australia, why would nuke subs hurt that relationship. its like saying Canadians wont like AMericans or have anything to do with them because theyve got nuke subs

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I thought Japan had the worst Prime ministers with the biggest turn over rate, but now I reckon Australia has proven to be the worst, they change Prime Ministers like no tomorrow!

Japan 100 PMs since 1885, average 1.36yrs per PM

Australia 30PMs since 1901, average 4yrs per PM

yeah not even close is it.

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I thought Japan had the worst Prime ministers with the biggest turn over rate

The last 20 years of Australian elections have been voters thinking "well at least the next PM can't possibly be as bad as the one we have now", and the new PM saying "... hold my beer".

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There is a long-standing simple and verified test to determine if a politician is lying - their lips are moving.

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I never heard of a POLITICIAN that doesn't lie. Its a prerequisite for part of the job!!

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Macron is still whining and complaining! Time to move on already.

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I don’t know the real story, but if this is how they get along when they lie, imagine how bad it would be if they both always told the truth.

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@ gakinotsukai, the French had a fire on one of their nuclear subs, the Perle, in January 2020. The forward part of the hull was weakened enough by the heat of the fire the French decided to remove the forward third or so of Perle, and replace it with the forward part of a decommissioned sister ship Saphir. That work was recently completed and now the French are going to complete the original refit that was interrupted by the fire.

The Charles de Gaull had major problems with radiation that limited power setting they could use until a refit added more shielding, and the original propellers caused a huge vibration in the hull. On a temporary basis the C-d-G was fitted with props taken from a decommissioned French carrier (Foch or Clemenceau, can't remember which) imposing yet more speed restriction until new props of a revised design could be fitted.

Every navy has such problems. Look at the propulsion problems on the RNs new Type 45 DDGs. What caused the USN to abandon the Zumwalt class was the realization that banging away at the shore with a gun in support of ground forces is not survivable in an age of cruise missiles with ranges beyond 1000 km. The Navy and Marine Corps have had to completely rethink how to project power ashore from the sea and that has made the Zumwalts obsolete. That design might come back, however, as an air defense cruiser.

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