How do you think this will effect State of Origin ?
Hit the nail on the head there.salticrak said:
:lol:ArWeTherYet said:I've been partitioning the gubberment to put a gate up on the road to Redcliffe to stop everyone coming here and stealing all me fish..... Might have to employ Grin.
Its an air-rifle by the look of it but I think someone edited out the bit of grass any decent gun-toting QLD has hanging out of their mouths.salticrak said:
Penguins are no good as either pets or live bait if you use a head shotsalticrak said:Barrabundy said:
FIFYpunchanello said:Back to the topic, the amount of angst in Australian politics around so called "border protection" is completely at odds with reality.
Notwithstanding the fact that Australia should be satisfied that people are genuine refugees and are not a danger,there are a few facts that seem ignored by both political parties:
1. 90% of "illegal" arrivals in the past two decades have been found to be genuine refugees.
2. The vast majority of "illegals" in Australia come by plane, and have a British or Irish passport.
3. We are dreaming if we think that any tough guy measures we take are going to substantially influence the amount of boats coming. We are basically beholden to geopolitics and the weather, neither of which we can control.
What I don't understand is why we have to be such pricks about this issue. Surely there are more efficient and humane ways to process applicants than the lock and key off-shore or out in whoop-woop internment camp processes we have. The outcome will be the same, people will be vetted, but as a country we may not be viewed as the hysterical xenophobes we currently are.
Perhaps I should have qualified that. The view from countries who actually do take in masses of refugees and have legal means for processing them is that given Australia is such a multicultural success and so socially progressive, they don't understand why the tone of the argument, language used and politicisation of the issue is so hysterical and xenophobic.anselmo said:Also, not sure that hysterical xenophobe is the world view of Australia (far from it - Oz is generally held as an example of multi-cultural intregration success)
Could be a bunny with a bloody big head.salticrak said:hey dig, 80m headshot on a bunny is purty good shootin.