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  1. Parley

    RIP Holden Commodore

    The Holden Commodore is being killed off. Ford Falcon went a few years ago. Quite sad. In fact it is becoming very difficult to buy a car. Holden will not sell any cars next year only SUVs and Utes. Ford only sell a couple of car models, 1 or 2 variants of Mondeos. The exception is performance cars like the the Mustang. I would love to get a V8 Mustang which is about the only V8 available.
  2. Parley

    UK General Election Predictor

    Newjez you are sounding like a broken record. We got the joke the first few iterations. Get some new material.
  3. Parley

    How is Trump doing so far?

    True. His instincts are the opposite of war. He actually is trying to end wars that America are involved in and has been withdrawing troops. Still other countries should not mistake that for weakness. If he really needed to he can deploy his firepower, but unlikely and would be a very extreme situation.
  4. Parley

    How is Trump doing so far?

    Lovely seeing Trump embrace Israeli musicians with Special Needs. Of course you won't see any coverage of that on CNN.
  5. Parley

    UK General Election Predictor

    No. I actually pay for my news which is behind a paywall.
  6. Parley

    UK General Election Predictor

    It is difficult to imagine a more disastrous outcome for Britain than a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government. He is the worst leader of a major British political party in living memory. Not only are his economic policies utterly reckless, he has turned a blind eye to anti-Semitism in his own party, and his past sympathy for terrorist organisations is a risk for Britain’s allies. If the unthinkable happens, a Labour victory, Australia should immediately suspend intelligence sharing and defence co-operation with Britain. Along with the US, Canada and New Zealand, we are all part of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network. This has been discussed at the highest levels of the Australian government. For decades, Corbyn has been a friend to terrorist organisations, corrupt regimes and tin-pot dictatorships. He doesn’t discriminate whether it is the IRA, Hamas, Hezbollah or Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. READ NEXT PM to push trade deal with India GREG SHERIDAN Former British military commanders, who led forces abroad, issued a statement last week expressing grave concern if Corbyn should become prime minister. British Labour has drifted so far from its centre-left roots that Australian Labor should sever fraternal ties. Australian Labor and British Labour have had formal and informal linkages for more than a century. But it is no longer a mainstream political party. It is not the party of Tony Blair or Gordon Brown; nor is it the party of Jim Callaghan, Harold Wilson or Clement Attlee. Labour has sweeping plans to expand the size of government with a program of nationalisation, regulation and redistribution. Last month, Corbyn unveiled the most expensive election policy manifesto in British history and pledged to raise taxes and boost spending across the board. Middle and high-income earners, investors and businesses will be slugged with a slew of new taxes. The manifesto amounts to £83bn ($159bn) in increased spending to 2023-24. The promise of free university degrees, free childcare, free dentistry, free medical prescriptions and free broadband — just for starters — is resonating with young voters. They like the idea of having somebody else pay for it all. Meanwhile, Labour’s position on Brexit, the main election issue, could not be more confused. The Labour Party is even more to the left of its radical 1983 manifesto, described by MP Gerald Kaufman as “the longest suicide note in history”, advocated by leader Michael Foot. But Foot was no Corbyn. In 1981, Labour split and the defectors formed the Social Democratic Party. Foot waged a constant battle from forces within, such as Corbyn, from the ultra-left. “In the 1980s the ultra-left tried, but failed, to take over the Labour Party,” Blair told me in an interview three years ago. “We had a leadership that was OK, I don’t think ever capable of winning an election, but it was basically from the traditional Labour Party. The difference today is Labour has a leadership that is ultra-left, and the Labour Party, in its 100 years of history, has never had that.” What makes Corbyn such a sickening prospect as prime minister is his anti-Semitism. There should be zero tolerance for any degree of hatred, prejudice or discrimination. But Corbyn has refused to apologise for his past remarks or those made by others, or has done so apparently reluctantly. It led to an extraordinary intervention by the UK’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, saying Corbyn was not fit for office. Corbyn’s tolerance for anti-Semitism has led to mass defections from the Labour Party. Yet there are Australian Labor figures who are quite the fans of Corbyn. ALP national secretary Paul Erickson leads the pack. Writing in a Labor Left faction journal a few years ago he argued Corbyn’s policies were “within the mainstream of post-war social democracy” and he urged his party to pay close attention because they could be “just as effective here”. Even Anthony Albanese is very friendly with Corbyn. The federal Opposition Leader has met Corbyn several times and posted multiple photos of them side-by-side to social media platforms. He should have had better judgment than to associate himself with Corbyn. Most political leaders avoid Corbyn like the plague. ALP officials often meet with British Labour figures. Erickson and ALP national president Wayne Swan attended Labour’s conference in Brighton a few months ago. Through the International Progressive Campaign Forum, centre-left party officials meet to swap ideas on policy, political and campaign strategies, research, organising and digital and data techniques. British Labour should no longer be invited to these meetings. While the polls show Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is on track to win a majority of seats, the election result could be a shock. Without compulsory voting, the division of the party system plus a campaign urging tactical voting to deny the Conservatives a majority of seats (including by former Conservative prime minister John Major), the outcome defies confident prediction. In June 2017 I argued that Johnson was “the standout choice” to succeed Theresa May. Since he became prime minister in July this year, he has lifted the Conservative Party vote in the polls by 50 per cent. While I believe Brexit will be calamitous for the UK and accept that Johnson is a polarising figure who many voters do not trust, his political skills have always been underestimated. The UK election, the third in four years, is a defining moment in history. Brexit will be an issue for decades regardless of whether Johnson wins parliamentary approval for his deal and exiting the EU on January 31. The country remains bitterly divided. The Conservative and Labour parties have changed forever. But an upset Labour victory would plunge Britain further into the abyss.
  7. It is unusual to get shingles at a young age though. Most people get shingles in there 70s or 80s I thought.
  8. Did you not get chicken pox as a child ? My mum got shingles. She was in her 80s. It did look very nasty.
  9. Parley

    London bridge AGAIN !!!

    I suppose this is inline with your usual warped thinking. Similar to how the ISIS terrorists are due to western leaders. It is always someone else's fault. Never the murderer themself.
  10. Parley

    How is Trump doing so far?

    Well blind freddie knows that will never happen.
  11. Parley

    How is Corbyn doing these days.

    If he can't pour a decent beer how can he possibly run the country.
  12. Parley

    The Ice Age is coming.

    It is pretty lame for British standards I must say.
  13. Parley

    Elon Musk wins case against "pedo guy"

    The British guy was suing for $190 million for defamation. Pretty stupid, and probably just too greedy. Maybe if he sued for $1 Million he might have got it. Who knows ?
  14. Parley

    Elon Musk wins case against "pedo guy"

    That wasn't my analogy. It was his. He used that argument and the mother-fuc*er example as his defence and he won. I read it in the paper somewhere.