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Re: [chat] Is that the truth hurts?
- To: Craig Warner <craigw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [chat] Is that the truth hurts?
- From: David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 11:43:25 +1000 (EST)
- Cc: slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, Craig Warner wrote:
> After reading the amazing amount of emails that Craige's post last week
> produced about johnhowardlies.com.
> I'm sad to report that this website will disappear soon going according
> to News Corporation.
> After all, we don't want Newspapers to loose readers to websites or the
> Australian Public to have an open debate.
People like this do a disservice to free speech. Using false names and
addresses to register a political web site destroys any credibility and
the site should be taken down.
I'm quite happy to see Howard's unethical and amoral politics exposed, but
not behind a veil of secrecy. The point of free speech is to be
I don't like any politician that has aggressively supported illegal
internment in camp delta, or wilfully supported Pauline Hanson, or
perpetrated the children overboard lie, or interned refugees in the desert
for 3 years, or sticks his nose up GWB's arse, etc etc ad nauseum .....
need i say more?
I DON'T support anybody hiding behind a fake name. I've had that done to
me and I've seen mudslinging from behind anonymity done to perfectly
innocent people. If you have something to say, have the balls to use your
I've just read Andrew Wilkie's book. This guy put his life (and his name)
on the line, and that's something i can respect. I recommend you go and
buy it and read it BEFORE the election. It gives you a good handle on John
Howard's priorities. I look forward to the day when we have a new team in
the liberal party so that I can vote for them again.
BTW.. those who insist in believing the lie that John Howard is
responsible for "responsible fiscal management, resulting in record low
interest rates and low unemployment"..... let me point out that our
interest rates are about 3% higher than most of Europe and 4% higher than
the USA, which is about where they always are historically! Low interest
rates are an international phenomenon. Low unemployment is also connected
to high rates of casualised and part time employment, and need to be
looked at in terms of "underemployment". I'd like to see the figures on
that. A lot of our economic boom is riding on high real estate values and
the "equity mate" syndrome. I hope it lasts.
This rave has my name firmly attached to it. If you don't like it, you are
welcome to say so, provided you do likewise.