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Posted in: U.S. tells China to improve ties with Australia See in context

Good work by the new US administration. The previous one failed to defend trusted allies at every turn.

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Posted in: Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' See in context

The very idea of a ‘royal’ family.

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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

Ok and then what? 

If there’s evidence of criminal conduct, prosecute! A supporter of the ‘Law and Order’ party should probably know that.

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Posted in: Rioters acted on Trump's orders, Democrats say in trial See in context

@happy day,

The DC Swamp is merely trying to prevent Trump from running again, so they can continue their corrupt ways. Guess who Mitch McConnell’s wife does $$ millions in “business” with? Your large neighbor to the West that starts with “C”. DC is a cesspool.

Oh, you mean Elaine Chao, whose family is in shipping- yeah, Trump nominated her for Secretary of Transportation in 2016.

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Posted in: Republican Party future in balance as Trump trial looms See in context

Look for GOP efforts to increase voter suppression from here.

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Posted in: U.S. to require mask-wearing on all public transportation See in context

@vanityofvanities

As far as I know, masks allow the capture of droplets exhaled before they can evaporate into smaller droplets that can travel farther. Don’t take my word for it though, reading a little research provided by medical experts on your own is probably a better strategy than asking people in a news forum.

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Posted in: How history textbooks will deal with the U.S. Capitol attack See in context

@burningbush,

GOP rep Marjorie Taylor Greene has supported calls for the murder of political opponents, trump supporters carried bombs and were attempting to kill democratically elected leaders. Do you support these people and their actions? Is this what you call ‘draining the swamp’?

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Posted in: How history textbooks will deal with the U.S. Capitol attack See in context

"Truly draining the swamp, chasing them out of the Capitol like rats."

GOP- ‘The law and order party’ now arm in arm with terrorists.

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Posted in: Biden to approach U.S.-China relations with 'patience' See in context

China is behaving like a bully, democratic countries need to unite and push back.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

itsonlyrocknroll.

I once spent time whilst at University, providing economic and financial research assistance, for the so called political élite, Gordon Brown Government, at there beckon call, admittedly can't complain about the hourly remuneration.

What I can assure you is nothing patently false about a politician duplicitous natural ability or instinct to survive.

So why would the GOP republican party be any different?

Well the short answer, they simply aren't .

Without trying to be glib, the answer to that question is self evident- it is not. You seem to be reinforcing my point. The example you cite however, while obviously making an impression on you, judging by the frequency with which you mention it, is rather erroneous in that people like Trump are often in many ways anti-politicians- that is, they distinguish themselves from their political enemies by not being part of the political elite. The outsider come to save the downtrodden man- how many times have we heard Trump push this narrative? Trump's mantra, and history tells us this is far from unique, has been that he is not part of the political establishment, undermining faith in public institutions and political norms which allows him to tear down the basis of conventional methodology and ideology and creating a cult of personality. Trump's cynical manipulative populism forces those who should know better to fall in line, or face becoming the enemy in his 'for me or against me' political landscape. We've all seen what happens to those who dare speak up against Dear Leader Trump, and it's the fear of his wrath and the duplicitousness of the GOP that has allowed him to assume the hold he quite obviously has over them.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

itsonlyrocknrollToday  10:32 am JST

The Republican movement, any politician for that matter, will never been devoted or loyal to a single individual

This is patently false.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

I hope the impeachment can proceed without the republican tactics of preventing witnesses from testifying and so on. A bipartisan effort to expose Trump’s attempts to sacrifice democracy on the alter of his ego is necessary for the country to move forward. Unsurprisingly, the craven cowards in the GOP are showing they lack the intestinal fortitude and moral fibre to stand up and honestly assess the damage he has wrought, because they would then have to examine their own complicity in allowing it to happen.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

Careful what you wish for.

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Posted in: Foo Fighters unveil exclusive new Japanese sake See in context

@Lazarus Knows

Well played, sir.

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

@memoryfix

Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it. 

George Orwell

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

The truly sad part of the incoming administration and its followers is that some or many of them actually believe the utopian unreality that is the far left and socialism.

The far right are all good though- except for the attempted coup, domestic terrorism and racism of course.

If you think that the Biden agenda is 'far left and socialism', your problems run deeper than your persecution complex.

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Posted in: In farewell address, Trump urges prayers for next administration without mentioning Biden See in context

Yeah, weird how traitors who incite insurrection don’t get much love.

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Posted in: In farewell address, Trump urges prayers for next administration without mentioning Biden See in context

I hope Trump does start his own political party. He lost the federal election (by ‘a landslide’), as well as pretty much every other one since his own inauguration, and that was with the backing of the Republicans. The only effect it will have is to further split the GOP between conservatives and insurrectionists. This would be a gift to the Democratic Party and paradoxically force the Republican Party to rehabilitate itself and get back to its conservative roots, putting their embarrassing capitulation to the narcissist grifter behind them and allowing for them and the country to move forward with a return to civil debate. Trump’s brand of politics by division will wither and fade, and the GOP, and indeed the Democratic Party will be able to examine their own actions, addressing the concerns of disenfranchised voters who fell for the rhetoric. His ‘Patriot Party’ (oh, the irony) will fail, just like everything else he touches. A win/win for the US. That is, if he manages to stay out of jail.

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Posted in: Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems See in context

So because people don't support Trump, they must support China's treatment of the Uygher population. Ok.

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Posted in: Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems See in context

The Biden administration will rely on facts, science and will work for the public weal- not ego driven chaos, corruption, treason and lies. Trump and his wife leave the White House with historically low approval ratings and rightly so. They're not welcome in New York, nor in Florida. The fever has broken and they are being abandoned. Their failure to attend the handover and pass the torch to the incoming administration is their final unedifying, undignified act, and a fitting epitaph to the worst president the US has ever seen. Until his real legal problems start, that is...

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Posted in: Biden pushes unity two days before taking over; Trump considers 100 pardons See in context

Mr. NoidallToday 01:24 pm JST

Over the many years, Biden has shown many gestures: he’s showed up to a funeral of a kkk grand cyclops,

Disingenuous and misleading.

Byrd referred to his membership in a 2005 memoir: “It has emerged throughout my life to haunt and embarrass me and has taught me in a very graphic way what one major mistake can do to one's life, career, and reputation. Paradoxically, it was that same extraordinarily foolish mistake which led me into politics in the first place.”

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Posted in: Biden pushes unity two days before taking over; Trump considers 100 pardons See in context

Trump’s massive influence peddling operation in his last days. History will remember his treasonous administration. Slink off to Florida, your time is up.

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Posted in: Pelosi calls for prosecution of any Congress members who might have helped pro-Trump siege See in context

‘It wasn’t Trump supporters’

’The election ( only the districts that Trump lost) was stolen’

These people are fantasists. No amount of evidence will sway them. The’ law and order party is in a battle between cultists manipulated by a narcissist who lies like the rest of us breath, and those too afraid to oppose him.

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Posted in: Australia's long battle with racism in sport See in context

@EvilBuddha,

Charges dropped does not mean incidents of racism never happened. It only means there was not enough evidence to charge them with racism.

Where did I say it did? I actually said that exact same thing.

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Posted in: Australia's long battle with racism in sport See in context

The accused have had all charges dropped by NSW police. Siraj needs to apologise, those individuals have been pilloried by all and sundry.

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Posted in: Australia's long battle with racism in sport See in context

There's a video on reddit r/cricket purporting to show the player being racially abused, but I honestly cannot hear it, I urge you to check it out for yourself- I can hear them calling him Shiraz, a play on his name, but nothing that sounds overtly racist. I may be wrong and the video is only about 25 seconds long, so who knows what went on at other times, but if there was racist abuse, ban the abusers immediately and throw the proverbial book at them.

Also- Indian crowds, as one, screaming 'monkey' at Andrew Symonds after Singh had called him the same thing on field during the 'Monkeygate' incident in which the BCCI used its financial muscle to quell the claims of racism.

Having said all that, racism is an international problem, and Australia is no exception in this regard.

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Posted in: Australia's long battle with racism in sport See in context

To be fair, and I'm commenting on this case only, it seems not to be quite as clear cut as it may seem. There are apparently eyewitness accounts that the individuals were not yelling racist abuse- perhaps borne out by the fact that it took an inordinate amount of time to identify the offenders. When police were asking the surrounding patrons, no one could identify who they were after and what the problem was.

Another factor that may need to be considered in this case is that it was a pivotal moment in the game as the Australian player was on a tear and scoring freely with a number of delaying tactics being used by India, knowing that a declaration would come during the tea break and keen to minimise the runs they would need to chase in their second innings. It should be noted also that the crowd has been reduced to 25% attendance due to covid, and any racist language would be immediately obvious, and when cowards yell racist abuse, they usually do it from the sanctuary of a large crowd.

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Posted in: Pelosi says House will impeach Trump unless Pence, cabinet force him out See in context

Burning BushToday  06:53 am JST

Trump should fulfill his duties to the people that voted for him.

Interesting that you only mention those who voted for him.

He hasn’t been doing anything except raging about the election loss and golfing since Nov.3.

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Posted in: An isolated Trump faces looming impeachment threat See in context

@itsonlyrockandroll,

I see, I agree with you that media obsession with Trump has been over the top. I suppose it’s like that old media adage- Dog bites man is not news, man bites dog is news. Sensationalism is de rigueur in the modern 24hr media world. I hope we can get back to focusing on real debate once he’s gone, search for political common ground and ensure the American democratic experiment continues unhindered.

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Posted in: An isolated Trump faces looming impeachment threat See in context

When not making teas/coffees and plating the hob nobs, long enough to learn grasp that never ever, let your opponent’s command the political/media agenda at any cost.

I don’t think an open debate about whether Trump should be impeached or removed under the 25th amendment while his allies sprint for the exits equals him ‘commanding the political agenda’.

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