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by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you

@Incrementalist.. Name another nation in the same region as Australia, apart from New Zealand, that has a more generous refugee resettlement program, per capita than Australia...
China ? An extremely wealthy nation, how's it's performance with international refugees ?
Off you go..
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fascism is not going far enough
Replies: 10
Views: 45

Re: Fascism is not going far enough

As I have often remarked, humanity's path to enlightenment continues to be long and arduous, and the lingering stench of fascism and totalitarianism is definitely proof that collectively, we have such a long way to travel towards enlightenment.
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fascism is not going far enough
Replies: 10
Views: 45

Re: Fascism is not going far enough

I would like it if Fascists went "all the way to oblivion" and were gone from the world for all time. So in that sense, fascism has not gone far enough, it still lingers to plague us all.
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fascism is not going far enough
Replies: 10
Views: 45

Re: Fascism is not going far enough

And you Jamiet99uk have used an offensively sexist word. I get your passion, but when you respond at that level in my opinion, you do your own position damage.
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you

I'd disagree with the proposition in the article that Australia is withdrawing from our "resettlement responsibilities". Per capita, our refugee resettlement programs are amongst the most generous of all nations, we're well in the top ten nations & probably in the top five. I'm not a supporter of of...
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you

Does the article referred to discuss the way several nations to the North of Australia were for many years happy to "help boats to refuel, do repairs and then continue on towards Australia" ? So rather than accept responsibility themselves, they were active in making it someone else's (Australia's) ...
by MajorMitchell
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God is dead
Replies: 70
Views: 597

Re: God is dead

Is that an acute or obtuse angle ?
by MajorMitchell
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trade War _good_
Replies: 47
Views: 288

Re: Trade War _good_

One notable fact, real, not alternative is that in Dairy products, the USA actually runs a trade surplus with Canada. Those wascally Canadians, running a trade deficit with the USA in Dairy products, and how stunningly clever of Trump, attacking​ a trade sector in which the USA has a trading surplus...
by MajorMitchell
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trade War _good_
Replies: 47
Views: 288

Re: Trade War _good_

The way things are going with Daffy Donald Trump, the nations with the most to gain out of his re~election will be Russia, China and North Korea, and two of those are the biggest users of cyber warfare against "Western nations". Those with the least to gain will be all the traditional allies of the ...
by MajorMitchell
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God is dead
Replies: 70
Views: 597

Re: God is dead

The idea that Gods can die is I think called a non sequitur. Omniscient, Omnipotent higher dimensional beings can probably not die as we know death. Much more Importantly, I thought this Disco music was what the young Blighters & Slappers of today jiggled about to as part of adolescent mating ritual...
by MajorMitchell
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mayo bye election
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Mayo bye election

Hoorah, I braved the wind and rain today and put up corflute posters for Rebekha Sharkie. Got out and got the strategically best placed poles before our opponents. Will do a few more tomorrow. Her Lovely Imperiousness, The Beautiful Fire Breathing MemSahib laid on a cracking Roast Leg of Lamb with a...
by MajorMitchell
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trade War _good_
Replies: 47
Views: 288

Re: Trade War _good_

Maybe this will cheer you up ND. I'm helping an independent Federal MP defeat an extremely Conservative candidate in a bye election. To get yourself up to speed....Google Georgina Downer, and her recent employer... Institute of Public Affairs.. you'd love her, she said the election of Donald Trump w...
by MajorMitchell
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trade War _good_
Replies: 47
Views: 288

Re: Trade War _good_

Welcome back to the Forum with Decorum ND. Did we miss you ? Hmmmmm, I cannot lie. On to Daffy Donald Trump. Gee he really did well at the G 6.25 & in Singapore. Antagonised the major allies of the USA and then in Singapore gave the Chinese leadership exactly what they want for sweet f a in return. ...
by MajorMitchell
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Seeking Migrants.. Australia welcomes you

We also educate large numbers of foreign students at both secondary and tertiary level. Yes they pay fees up front, but there is an element of Australian taxpayer funded support in establishing University infrastructure to have the capacity to give so many foreign students a tertiary education. For ...
by MajorMitchell
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mayo bye election
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Mayo bye election

Well I have been blocked out of all Liberal Party Facebook pages, but I am not alone in having that honour. It's clearly politically motivated censorship of any criticisms. The Speaker of The House of Representatives has issued the writs for the four bye elections, so we're now in the official campa...
by MajorMitchell
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Congratulations Peregrine Falcon on your great work as an Almighty Mod helping to make WebDiplomacy a great place to play Diplomacy.
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Let’s talk about fun things.
Replies: 38
Views: 526

Re: Let’s talk about fun things.

The minute Dipbro Brainbomb walked in with a joint, ( boom boom ) We could tell he was an Artist of Distinction, A real hot painter, Good lookin', so refined, Trust me, you don't want to know what's going on in his mind. So let me get right to the point, Brainbomb don't pop his cork for every art cr...
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Let’s talk about fun things.
Replies: 38
Views: 526

Re: Let’s talk about fun things.

I think that Dipbro Brainbomb is a good young chap. He's an artist & I think some of his paintings are blooming excellent. He cares about others and the natural world, wildlife etc. I hope that soon Dipbro Brainbomb meets a wonderful young lady & they both go daffy with LOVE, and in time they have a...
by MajorMitchell
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump is..
Replies: 26
Views: 246

Re: Trump is..

... about to give the Chinese exactly what they want, a reduction in the US military presence on the Korean peninsula in exchange for....? Nothing of any real value ?
by MajorMitchell
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vigilantism: Under what circumstances is it justified?
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Vigilantism: Under what circumstances is it justified?

As I sometimes say to people who buy into the "Git tough on Law 'n Order" propaganda of populist politicians and demagogues.. Please don't corrupt our judicial system that values principles such as presumption of innocence etc.. Just emigrate to North Korea, China or Iran. They have judicial systems...