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Counting the missing billions: how Australia is losing out to oil and gas giants | Business | The Guardian

Changing the rules on debt loading and adopting an alternative royalty scheme would reap billions in tax revenue Source: Counting the missing billions: how Australia is losing out to oil and gas giants | Business | The Guardian

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Housing Crisis: ‘I Only Have Five’ Cormann Says – The Shovel

Source: Housing Crisis: ‘I Only Have Five’ Cormann Says – The Shovel

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Shots Fired After Malcolm Asks Peter To Come Into His Office… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A five year old boy passed on the record of conversation between the Prime Minister and Peter Dutton. While some are claiming that this is inaccurate, my sources tell me that it’s completely accurate and anyone who is saying something … Continue reading

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Religious Extremist Enters Country – The Shovel

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Tony Abbott accuses Coalition of undermining its own message on citizenship | Australia news | The Guardian

Former PM says ‘some genius’ derailed the Turnbull government’s message when it had a positive story to tell Source: Tony Abbott accuses Coalition of undermining its own message on citizenship | Australia news | The Guardian

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Australians hold values that are essentially leftwing. This week in politics proves it | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

Despite decades of Tory propaganda and Labor’s neoliberal complicity, we consistently hate privatisation, value tax justice and are committed to fair pay Source: Australians hold values that are essentially leftwing. This week in politics proves it | Van Badham | … Continue reading

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Tesla says its batteries could fix Australia’s energy problems in 100 days

They are only starting to gain a foothold in the Australian market, but could batteries provide a near overnight solution to the energy woes that have hit South Australia and risk spreading east? Source: Tesla says its batteries could fix … Continue reading

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Stuart Robert, Paul Marks and buying influence – » The Australian Independent Media Network

No doubt emboldened by the resurgence of Arthur “I don’t recall” Sinodinis, Stuart Robert is apparently lobbying Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to return him to the frontbench at the next significant reshuffle, likely by the end of the year. This … Continue reading

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How long before Donald Trump burns down the Reichstag?

A Reichstag type event in the U.S. could lead to major law and order crackdowns. Source: How long before Donald Trump burns downs the Reichstag?

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The 18C debate: how frequent are racial discrimination complaints? | News | The Guardian

Coalition MPs have repeatedly expressed concerns about the way the Racial Discrimination Act could affect free speech. Here is the data on the number of complaints that are actually made Source: The 18C debate: how frequent are racial discrimination complaints? … Continue reading

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Ron Tandberg

Some of his best work. Source: Ron Tandberg

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‘Ice epidemic’ media coverage creating unnecessary fear, drug expert says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Dr Nicole Lee challenges the media’s coverage of the usage of the drug ice in Australia. Source: ‘Ice epidemic’ media coverage creating unnecessary fear, drug expert says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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There is nothing pragmatic about destroying the planet – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Last week Malcolm Turnbull addressed the National Press Club where he proclaimed “the battlelines have been drawn: it is clear that the Coalition stands for cheaper energy.” No doubt mindful of Abbott’s successful campaign to “axe the tax”, Turnbull is … Continue reading

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COOTER IS ABDUCTED BY THE MEN IN BLACK

By Cooter Jackson, Editor-in-Chief MUD LAKE, NV—Well friends, it finally happened. Them Government thugs finally came to drag ol’ Cooter away. I thought I was finally safe, after our Dear Leader Trump took office. I thought that with the Lizard … Continue reading

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US Travel Ban: Muslim-Americans Follow Lead Of Republicans By Pretending To Be Christian

By The Shovel on January 31, 2017 With many Muslims now banned from entering the United States, some have been left with no choice but to pretend to be Christian – a desperate measure first perfected by Republican politicians. Following … Continue reading

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Trump Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Executive Orders

  WASHINGTON – In a ceremony at the White House this morning President Trump signed an executive order effectively banning any future executive orders. The order is to take effect immediately. “Executive orders have done more to destroy this country … Continue reading

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Jesus Distances Himself From United States

  PEARLY GATES – For generations religious kooks from all across America have claimed that the country was founded on Christian principles and is indeed a “Christian nation,” whatever the hell that means. However, their credibility took a big hit … Continue reading

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Are you a bloodthirsty neoliberal parasite? Take this handy quiz on the way to the polo! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

These days life is so busy and complicated and we are all so important, how does one know if one is a drain on the public purse? Source: Are you a bloodthirsty neoliberal parasite? Take this handy quiz on the … Continue reading

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Left Renewal: since when has taxing the rich and saving the planet been so controversial? | Opinion | The Guardian

We are not members of the Greens faction but it’s hard to understand the anger expressed at people who believe capitalism is a problem Source: Left Renewal: since when has taxing the rich and saving the planet been so controversial? … Continue reading

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Why an unhappy Australia is all our own doing

Truth is, the alarming levels of distrust, cynicism, betrayal and disappointment are products of home-grown forces. Source: Why an unhappy Australia is all our own doing

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Trump To Build Brutal Island Prison For Illegal Immigrants (Oh No Wait, That’s Australia) – The Shovel

US President-elect Donald Trump* says he will custom build a secretive island prison in the middle of the ocean, to lock up any immigrants trying to enter the country without a visa.In a sign of what may be to come … Continue reading

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White, Male, Billionaire ‘Outsider’ Candidate Elected President, In Big Middle Finger To Establishment

By The Shovel on November 10, 2016 Americans have sent the strongest possible message to the nation’s establishment, electing a 70 year-old rich white man from New York. “We really showed them,” one Republican voter said today. “Those elites with … Continue reading

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Leaked Emails From Clinton Server Reveal There Are Hundreds Of Singles Available In Her Area

In yet another twist in the US presidential campaign, the new tranche of emails first referred to by the FBI’s James Comey reveal there are literally hundreds of hot singles in the New York area ready to meet Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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Brick Top To Lead Clinton Poll Watching Team

Posted in politics   PITTSBURGH – (CT&P) – Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told reporters this morning that Brick Top has been tapped to lead the campaign’s poll watching team on Tuesday. “We’re pleased to announce that Brick Top has … Continue reading

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Mexico Builds Wall First

By The Shovel on October 24, 2016 Mexico has erected a full-length border wall to keep out the millions of Americans hoping to flee from a potential Trump Presidency. The wall, which stretches the entire length of the Mexico-US border, … Continue reading

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Making America great again

Rocky Dabscheck tunes in as Donald Trump reveals in an exclusive radio interview his plans to “Make America great again”. Source: Making America great again

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Finally, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull don’t have to pretend to be friends any more

It’s OK, Liberal Party. You finally don’t need to keep pretending that everything’s cool. Source: Finally, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull don’t have to pretend to be friends any more

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“We’re Not Labor”: Coalition Looks To Market-Based System For Totally Tearing Themselves Apart

By The Shovel on October 22, 2016 Malcolm Turnbull has assured Australians that his party will not repeat the mistakes of Labor and will instead use a ‘thoroughly Liberal’ methodology for destabilising themselves from within. At the end of a … Continue reading

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Poll: Most Mentally Deficient Americans Think Election Is Rigged

Posted in politics       NEW YORK – (CT&P) – A new SurveyLizard/Washington Post poll released today has found that the vast majority of mentally challenged Americans now believe that the presidential election is rigged against Republican candidate Donald … Continue reading

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More Great Stories of the Underdog from Drive-By Truckers | Mother Jones

In its new album “American Band,” the band still rocks like a cross between Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Source: More Great Stories of the Underdog from Drive-By Truckers | Mother Jones

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Daily Show- Trevor Noah- Groping

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The Tea Party Republicans Created Trump as did the Abbott Obstructive Conservatives brought back Pauline Hanson.

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Trump’s 1,418th Sexist Comment Final Straw For Outraged Republicans

By The Shovel on October 9, 2016 Republican Party stalwarts say they are shocked at Donald Trump’s recently-revealed sexist comment, his 1,418th of the campaign. Former presidential candidate John McCain – who pulled his support for Trump today – said … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is NOT Mentally Ill – » The Australian Independent Media Network

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT MENTALLY ILL: HE IS A SERIOUSLY DISORDERED PERSONALITY. By Niall McLaren   In a commentary on Donald Trump’s suitability to be president of the US and thereby most powerful individual in the world, John Lord described … Continue reading

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Thousands Of Australians Come Out As Straight After Eric Abetz’s Moving Appeal

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has given heterosexual Australians all over the country the courage to tell their friends and family that they are straight. In an emotional speech yesterday, Mr Abetz said coming out as straight was not celebrated or … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: From an uncouth mouth spills vile vomit. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Monday 10 October 2016 To call it a storm of criticism might be a little understated. Probably the word avalanche best describes the overwhelming reaction to Donald Trump’s latest revelation of crass incubus. Now on top of the video CNN … Continue reading

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 Every Picture Tells a Story

Some of his best work. Source: Ron Tandberg

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It’s Crunch Time For The People In Power

Today’s COAG meeting of energy Ministers should work towards a coordinated national plan to transform Australia’s energy system. Source: It’s Crunch Time For The People In Power

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Florida Governor Rick Scott Says ‘We Are Hoping For The Best And Preparing For The Worst’ For 113th Time In 24 Hours

TALLAHASSEE – (CT&P) – At a press conference outside his bunker deep beneath the governor’s mansion, Florida Governor Rick Scott, surrounded by military and government officials who appeared to have been hypnotized, told reporters this morning that authorities were “hoping … Continue reading

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Sunshine State Shocker: Governor Rick Scott Puts Human Life Ahead Of Cash

Posted in politics, weather   TALLAHASSEE – (CT&P) – In what pundits are calling the biggest about-face in political history, Florida Governor Rick Scott has suspended fees on all toll roads in the path of Hurricane Matthew. “I’ve never seen anything … Continue reading

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FEMA Director Warns Florida Residents Hurricane Matthew Even More Dangerous Than Governor Scott

Posted in politics, weather   WASHINGTON – (CT&P) – Director of FEMA Craig Fugate held a press conference this morning and announced that Hurricane Matthew posed a grave threat to life and limb along the east coast of Florida. He … Continue reading

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Subhuman Monster Declares Trump An ‘Absolute Genius’

  NEW YORK – (CT&P) – Yesterday hideous throwback and miscreant Rudy Giuliani called Donald Trump an ‘absolute genius’ for losing 916 million dollars in a boom market and then writing it off so he could avoid paying taxes for … Continue reading

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Science Is Being Bullied. It’s Time We Stuck Up For It

With all the bad mouthing of vaccines, milk and sunscreen, science must be feeling pretty dejected. Source: Science Is Being Bullied. It’s Time We Stuck Up For It

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Dear ‘sane’ members of the republican party,… yes… both of you…

Posted in Uncategorized Pouring My Art Out Hey, we feel your pain, believe me. We realize that your party has been hijacked by idiots, mouth breathers, mutant pig-boys, the mentally ill and the terminally-short-on-morals racist riffraff that started gravitating towards … Continue reading

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Why our politicians suck – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan Our politicians have sold our country out from under the feet of the citizenry. We are no longer even the primary audience that our politicians are worried about. Policies are now crafted to be suitable to the … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part two – Newspapers. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday September 23 2016 Murdoch Media. Where the truth goes to die. What part have newspapers played in the demise of our democracy? There was a time in my life when to miss reading The Age daily would bring on … Continue reading

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If you think Donald Trump is scary, take a look at his kids | The Independent

They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and so it is with Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. The son of the Republican presidential hopeful and his first wife Ivana Trump has got himself into a … Continue reading

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