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Oceania ELECTION 04 - Who *will* win? (Official Discussion of 2004 Federal Election)

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Ender Sai, Feb 10, 2004.

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  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    I voted for Howard because the Labor party is totally unprepared to hold office, not because of interest rates. As their sad, pathetic little factional shuffling has illustrated, they're not at all egalitarian and merely talk the talk. Hence, Liberal.

    E_S
     
  2. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Mar 3, 2003
    Same reasons why I voted Ender, I had a bad feeling about Latham from the moment i saw him and it looks like i was right now the the labor front bench in ribbons.

    Latham is an amateur, i thought he was but now I know
     
  3. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    It was cetainly a case of voting for inexperience or voting for a lying, fear mongering half a man.
     
  4. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    Please, next you'll be telling us how the Libs were just fear mongering the whole time whilst mentioning "PM Costello" int he same breath... ;)

    I think most people are actually happy with the result, and over the whole event.

    E_S
     
  5. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    Is it not possible for someone to voice their opinion without you acting condascending to them?

    next you'll be telling me I'm a Triple J listening, tree hugging hippy, or something.
     
  6. Nawara-Ven

    Nawara-Ven Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Sep 19, 2004
    it's interesting reading this..
    I have some acquaintances who voted, but had no idea what a political party is! They are young, inexperienced voters who have the opinion that it doesn't affect me, I have no family, I'm a uni student and I don't pay taxes (most live at home).

    Not that I'm of that opinion. I've been voting for a few years now, and have worked and have a family. I've tried explaining to those who I've described above, but to no avail.

    One thing we DO need in this country is better education of voters. We have such a multicultural and diverse population that we do not really get a result that I believe is true of what the people want.

    But that's just my opinion. :D
     
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    Is it not possible for someone to voice their opinion without you acting condascending to them?



    I thought I was just being a smartass - hence the " ;) " - but I guess not? ;)

    E_S
     
  8. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    One thing we DO need in this country is better education of voters.

    You're absolutely right, and we need better information campaigns about where the preferences go for the minor parties.

    Sure, that information is out there, but especially for first time voters, it can get confusing.

     
  9. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Mar 3, 2003
    Yes, and it can be very one-sided

    at Uni all i saw was Labor Labour Labor all scare-tactics

    "Howard is taxing you out of an edication" "Howard is trying to stop you from voting" blah blah blah
     
  10. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    "...The nurses are stealing my medicine..."

    E_S
     
  11. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    Just go with it, it's the new Liberal party plan to fund public health care.
     
  12. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 8, 2000
    "Yeah, I'm sure you and the rest of your mates from the Young Liberals, Cammeray Branch had a high ol time."

    [face_laugh]

    I grant thee the honorary Best Quote Of the Page Award for page #28 (25ppp).
     
  13. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    I guess in the absense of bright, shiny objects, anything will amuse you DA.

    :p

    E_S
     
  14. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 8, 2000
    People other than me flaming you amuses me greatly.

    But I'm sure you're missing something insightful and important on FOX News Channel while you read and reply to this so I won't keep you :p
     
  15. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    DA, I don't think he actually cares what other ppl think of him.
     
  16. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    That's right, I really don't.

    And I find FOXNews to be as boorish as you do, but perhaps you'd like to find other right wing generalisations in the absense of original wit?

    E_S
     
  17. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 8, 2000
    Yeah, I took a leaf out of your "left wing generalisations" pamhplet with the trendy Triple J tree hugging thing.
    You're just eminiently mimicable in that respect, Ender ;)

    And I don't care that you don't care what others think of you, however low it may be.
    But then you probably don't care that I don't care that you don't care so I guess I'll just have to learn to cope with your stioic indifference.
     
  18. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    Is that an impasse, or a mexican standoff then?

    I need to know if I wear my "impasse sneer" or "mexican standoff shoes".

    E_S
     
  19. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 8, 2000
    Bring them both and we'll sort it out on the day ;)
     
  20. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 23, 2001
    *Slips on the testosterone all over the floor*
     
  21. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    Sure it's testosterone? Or dripping sarcasm run-off?
     
  22. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    Can't it be both? :eek:

    E_S
     
  23. Detonating-Rabbit

    Detonating-Rabbit Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 23, 2003
    *Slips on the testosterone all over the floor*

    :D Hilarity ensues... :D
     
  24. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Mar 3, 2003
    We're not ALL male in here ya know?
     
  25. MarvinTheMartian

    MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mar 31, 2002
    "There are two types of people in the world: Men, and those who want to be like men" :p
     
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