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    We actually elected this idiot into the Senate....
    Senator Malcolm Roberts fails high school science in maiden speech : Renew Economy

    Mal.

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    Sorry Mal but I refuse to admit being any part of the "We" in your above sentence. I would much rather gouge out my own eyes with a rusty fork than ever aid, through preferences or otherwise, the criminally idiotic members of the One Nation party in gaining public office.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dimal View Post
      We actually elected this idiot into the Senate....
      Senator Malcolm Roberts fails high school science in maiden speech : Renew Economy

      Mal.
      Not me.... His constituents did....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dimal View Post
        We actually elected this idiot into the Senate....
        I'm told he has an honours degree in engineering Mal and he has a background in coal mining.

        I loved this quote from a linked article:

        In 2013, Roberts sent one of his voluminous reports to Ben Cubby, then the environment editor at the Sydney Morning Herald. I’ll leave you with Cubby's response.

        In considering your request that I identify errors in the report you sent to me – CSIROh! Climate of Deception? Or First Step to Freedom? – I find myself confronting an unusual problem: how does one critically analyse a pile of horseshit?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Vinitasse View Post
          Sorry Mal but I refuse to admit being any part of the "We" in your above sentence. I would much rather gouge out my own eyes with a rusty fork than ever aid, through preferences or otherwise, the criminally idiotic members of the One Nation party in gaining public office.
          It was meant only as a rhetorical 'We' mate.
          Would never intentionally insult the members of this fine community...

          Mal.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
            I'm told he has an honours degree in engineering Mal and he has a background in coal mining.

            I loved this quote from a linked article:
            Must be from a cereal packet I think Steve...

            Mal.

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            • #7
              I actually find most of the comments in this thread, highly offensive.
              Regardless of your political views, the same "derogatory" comments can be applied to the majority of members in parliament, particularly the ones who rort the expenses allowances.
              Very few in parliament have the skills to be a true leader, but the biggest tragedy is our biased media who only reports snippets of information, and only to suit them.
              An intelligent person can disseminate the faeces from the facts.

              Given the recent findings into union corruption and the associated links to political members, the fact that no outcry was made sends a clear message. Either the public does not understand or simply does not care.

              Politicians paid $300k+ are expected to do their duty and represent their voters. Their job in parliament is to discuss and analyze bills for the better of Australia. Anyone in parliament was elected and as much as it pains us, they represent a portion of the population who is entitled to be heard. For a political party to walk out during a speech is a demonstration of childish behaviour. In a "REAL" job, this sort of behaviour would never be tolerated. In fact it clearly demonstrates the calibre of our politicians. Intelligent discussion and rebuttal should have been the case.

              Unfortunately, the term "intelligence" cannot be applied to our political members. Terms describing petulant children are more appropriate.

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              • #8
                What exactly was it that you found "highly offensive"?

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                • #9
                  People tend to become highly offended and self righteous when views expressed in political threads differ from their own.

                  I was under the impression that political discussions were off limits on Coffee Snobs, perhaps not.
                  Last edited by Yelta; 21 September 2016, 10:54 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bosco_Lever View Post
                    I actually find most of the comments in this thread, highly offensive.
                    Regardless of your political views, the same "derogatory" comments can be applied to the majority of members in parliament, particularly the ones who rort the expenses allowances.
                    Very few in parliament have the skills to be a true leader, but the biggest tragedy is our biased media who only reports snippets of information, and only to suit them.
                    An intelligent person can disseminate the faeces from the facts.

                    Given the recent findings into union corruption and the associated links to political members, the fact that no outcry was made sends a clear message. Either the public does not understand or simply does not care.

                    Politicians paid $300k+ are expected to do their duty and represent their voters. Their job in parliament is to discuss and analyze bills for the better of Australia. Anyone in parliament was elected and as much as it pains us, they represent a portion of the population who is entitled to be heard. For a political party to walk out during a speech is a demonstration of childish behaviour. In a "REAL" job, this sort of behaviour would never be tolerated. In fact it clearly demonstrates the calibre of our politicians. Intelligent discussion and rebuttal should have been the case.

                    Unfortunately, the term "intelligence" cannot be applied to our political members. Terms describing petulant children are more appropriate.
                    Those are straw man arguments Bosco. Mal wasn't referring to Malcolm Roberts's performance as a politician (which remains to be seen) but his stated views on climate change. Anyway, I for one won't be drawn into any political discussion here. We all have our different views and that's a good place to let it rest.

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                    • #11
                      Forums are not a place for political discussion. The thread did raise (for me) the matter of how difficult it is to know what to think about so many of the 'big issues' of our age. Climate change is just one.
                      Another is the way governments manage our economy. What is the right economic prescription for the current circumstances. Does anyone know? I think not.
                      ...and then there is immigration/refugee/illegal immigrant policy.
                      A lot of people have strong views on these issues but just as many find it all too hard and basically ignore them.
                      One thing is for sure, we need to stay open-minded and respectful of other's views, even if we think they are nonsense.

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                      • #12
                        Observing the manner in which CS forum is generally moderated. With having reprimands issued for off topic and not helpful posts. And often an acid comment to go with it.

                        I'm surprised the first post wasn't disappeared almost immediately.

                        To my mind it fails the first rule of most Online forums" "no political discussion"

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                        • #13
                          And there's the acid comment LOL

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rrm View Post
                            ...I'm surprised the first post wasn't disappeared almost immediately...
                            Normally it would have been removed for that reason but it was posted by a very long time member who we understand didn't do it with any other motivation apart from a "head slap - good grief" reaction to share with our community.

                            It's also in the "off topic" area which generally has a looser set of rules.

                            Typically if a post and thread in this area is kept reasonable we will let it run it course, but if it get feral (which this one is attempting) then the whole thread will magically disappear.

                            12 years of doing this and I think we have the "big brother" balance pretty right.

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                            • #15
                              Please feel free to remove this thread Andy...

                              Never my intention to raise political issues other than this bloke happens to be a newly elected politician; could have been a horse whisperer for all I care...

                              Sorry if I have offended anyone....

                              Mal.

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