Boat People - where to now!

 
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Oh dear, you leftie types are so hypocritical; it's ok for you to start calling me names but how dare I even reply back.
"2301"
You really should wait until I actually start calling you names before you accuse me. Many posters here, includimg me, have been extremely tolerant of your name calling, and have not replied in kind because we prefer issues before abuse. Not so long ago you posted how disappointed you were in a reply of mine because I failed to deliver a torrent of abuse.
I also note that, in your selective indignation, you had nowhere to hide after I called you out on Lt Gen Campbell. How does it feel to be wrong again?

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  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
You really should wait until I actually start calling you names before you accuse me. Many posters here, includimg me, have been extremely tolerant of your name calling, and have not replied in kind because we prefer issues before abuse. Not so long ago you posted how disappointed you were in a reply of mine because I failed to deliver a torrent of abuse.
I also note that, in your selective indignation, you had nowhere to hide after I called you out on Lt Gen Campbell. How does it feel to be wrong again?
Valvegear
Clearly there's some substantial issues there.  Barrington called it out months ago but essentially he was right; there's a mental health problem being shouted out.  It's a really complex paranoid delusion with an interesting architecture - there's all the usual things you see about suspicion of foreigners but it's also degenerated into personal attacks on other people on this board, trying to provoke them into attacking him personally because that fits in with his delusional structure that everyone is out to get him.

This is clearly somebody who needs professional help but ironically the nature of the problem will prevent them from doing that.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Oh dear, you leftie types are so hypocritical; it's ok for you to start calling me names but how dare I even reply back.

Don't worry mate, because when we get over run with the anti-democracy types which are coming in to the country by the hoards they will not take any notice of your kumbaya ideology or even respect your right to say it or think it.

Hypocritical eh? I'm pretty sure you've called the "leftie types" Communists numerous times. But would I be right in assuming that by your logic that calling us 'Commies' isn't name calling because it comes from you?

As for your second (and really only) point, I have to wonder, if these people loathe democracy so much, why do they bother coming here?

Either they see that with Murdoch in charge of the press we have no democracy (repeat a mantra often enough and you'll get those who blindly start believing it. A familiar strategy, don't you think?)  or they aren't really coming here to cause the apocalypse. Maybe, just maybe, they're actually trying to find a better life for themselves.

And no, before you or anyone else starts bleating that I'm a Left-wing Commie activist, I am a left-winger, but I do like to receive and analyze information before I get on a soapbox. Something, it seems, a few others here tend not to do...

Of course, I'm betting here and now that I'll only get more propaganda in response. It's all that's been given thus far.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
I don't care about the boat arrivals because I have nothing against people wanting to come here for a better life. More New Zealanders sneak into this country than boat people, plus the hundreds who overstay their visas. The whole boat people debate is a media tool and a smelly herring for political parties to use to deflect imminent examination of their lack of policies.

Why take part? I love a good argument. There are several other forums where I can get my fill of railway material, but only one that contains such a lovely tank full of clowns.

Hawke used to pull the attack stunt long before he got into politics. In that he predated Keating by a long time, in fact he was known for it long before anyone had even heard of Keating. Labor was stuck without a leader who could win for them so they took Hawke, dried him out, gave him lessons on being a 'nice boy' and shoved him in front of the people. After he lost office, he went back to his bad old ways and became a useless drain on the public purse. Still is.
TheBlacksmith
1) Couldn't agree more.

2) Glad we are all of some entertainment value. Life would be pretty dull otherwise!

3) Didn't know that. I remember years ago that someone told me they gave Hawke body language lessons so he didn't come across as being aggressive. Seems what you have just told me and what this other pe