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Abbott Government and Christopher pain just wrong and retrograde
Education of Australia's children is the future of the Country. The ongoing destruction of the education system will shift it further from the reach of all and continue the concentration of access to the wealthy from Australia and overseas. 
The retrograde Raptor in charge of the future. Who put the dinosaurs in power? Not me!


Right wing economics "Neo-liberalism" and it's trickle down notion is not new it is an old vision of how an economy expanded. It has it's origins in the writings of Adam Smith 1776 the wealth of nations. It took no account of things now better understood. The real impact of externalities, pollution,CO2, land degradation, exhaustible resource,s, overpopulation, Global Warming. Sadly the right wing of politics persist in following the concepts they have now enshrined into their daily mantra.

An economic definition of socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
Humanitarian; One who is devoted to the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms.
An environmentalist "a political and ethical movement that seeks to improve and protect the quality of the natural environment through changes to environmentally harmful human activities"

Scott M Stoiz
There is a possible alternative that involves decentralizing domestic lawmaking, and allowing people to choose what set of laws they want to live under.

Before we consider such a system, it is important to look at what a healthy political system looks like and what an unhealthy one looks like.

There are two main dangers in any political system:

Tyranny of the Majority - The masses make decisions that benefit them (or that they think will benefit them) at the expense of minorities and/or the country as a whole.
Rule by the Elite - The elite take control of the political system and make decisions that benefit the rich and powerful at the expense of the common man and/or the country of the whole.
A healthy political system balances these dangers because voters and leaders cannot always be counted on to make the best decisions for the entire country. While it is true that some people believe in ideals like the commonwealth and fairness for all, many voters are still influenced by self-interest and propaganda.

An unhealthy political system gives too much power to certain groups (whether that be the masses, or that be the rich and powerful, or that be a certain ethnic or social groups). The more political power is concentrated in one group or another, the more likely opposing groups and minorities’ interests are not represented.

This can be mitigated by delegating decision making power to smaller groups of people, and allowing people to change which groups they are affiliated with and which laws apply to them.

Possible Alternative to Democracy (with democratic elements)

One possible alternative is setting up a system that is setup with the following way:

A set of universal laws and rights are decided that apply to everyone. Things like prohibition of murder and civil rights and the right to migrate would be included in this set of laws. There should also be a way to enforce these laws and rights.
Domestic lawmaking power is delegated to local jurisdictions, whether that be a state or a part of a state. Good laws tend to be copied from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and bad laws tend to eventually be replaced with better ones over time.
Citizens are allowed to freely migrate to any jurisdiction they feel comfortable living in. The ones with better policies will attract citizens, and the ones with bad policies will lose citizens.
The people’s right to migrate must be protected by making their ability to migrate economically feasible and without incident.
Offenses that hurt other people like murder, rape, stealing, abuse, etc. are punished by local or state law. This could mean jail time, restitution and rehabilitation, according to the will and customs of that jurisdiction. Jurisdictions can choose the death penalty for crimes like murder and rape if they want, or can prohibit the death penalty.
Offenses that are specific to a particular jurisdiction, such as religious laws or cultural taboos, can only be punished through restitution, rehabilitation, and/or exile. Jail time and the death penalty are specifically prohibited for these types of offenses.
People can be extradited for crimes that harm other people, but cannot be extradited for religious crimes or violating a cultural taboo of a particular jurisdiction.
Cultural or religious laws do not apply to tourists and visitors.
Citizens can choose a creed or set of laws that apply to them wherever they travel. This is similar to how a ship with a national flag must follow national laws regardless of where it finds itself. People must be able to change which creed or set of laws apply to them periodically.
All citizens must be advised of their right to migrate to another jurisdiction with different laws, and must be advised of any religious or cultural laws that apply to their jurisdiction that does not apply in other jurisdictions.
People must have the right to access the internet, including parts of the internet that disagree with their cultural, political or religious point of view. This will help keep people informed of other ways of living and choices they have.
Schools and the media are required to promote the concept of respect for other groups and ideals. In such a system, it is important that people learn to respect other groups, even if they disagree with them.
Borders can be periodically be redrawn as demographics change. There should be specific rules on how this happens.
Communities can request home rule so they can practice their own customs that may be different than other places.
Social groups can organize and setup a set of laws or customs that their own group is required to follow, regardless of whether they live. These laws or customs do not apply unless a person agrees to them in writing, and they should have means to leave the social group if they no longer want to live that lifestyle.
Overthrowing a government, whether that be the federal government or state or local government is illegal. If there is a dispute, people may migrate. And if too many people migrate, that jurisdiction could lose part of its territory or result in democratic vote to re-establish the direction of the jurisdiction.
People can “overthrow” their local government through a vote of no confidence. If the vote succeeds, new elections must be held, and new leaders selected. Depending on the structure of the local government, this new leadership may be temporary (have a specific term), or be permanent (like a king) at least until the next vote of no confidence. (Democracies would get newly elected leaders, kingdoms newly elected kings, theocracies and religious groups would get newly elected leaders, etc. The new leaders can implement a different kind of government.)
Any changes to laws within a jurisdiction must have an effective date of at least a year after it was enacted, so that people can either oppose it, or migrate to another jurisdiction.
Of course, there are a lot of dangers is such a system. Like most political systems, certain individuals and groups will try to use the system to exert power over the rest of the group. And even though rights are guaranteed, there has to be a way to enforce such rights. It is also important that people cannot be manipulated through economic means. For example, the right to migrate means nothing if the person cannot economically afford to do so or would lose everything they worked for.

So, a system that allows local rules, sometimes with democracy and sometimes with elected kings (or whatever title they prefer) could work, but it would have to be setup in a very specific way so that people have a choice on how they live their life (what rules to follow).

Such a system would allow religious groups to practice their religion within a certain framework (i.e. certain rights apply regardless), allow cultural groups and sub-cultures to practice their customs and practices, and would give people the freedom to choose the life they want to live. It would also create competition between political systems, since citizens can freely choose which system they want to live under.

Such a system would work better if people of all religions and cultures adopted an attitude of respect for other groups and honoring people’s choice of lifestyle. You can practice your customs and beliefs, and we can follow ours.

I still think that democracy is better when combined with checks and balances and rights, but the alternative system described above could be an alternative that would satisfy religious groups that do not believe in democracy so that both systems can co-exist, while still preserving the rights of individuals to choose the lifestyle they want to live.

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And then they sat down to another plate of the strange mushrooms and cacti.

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Mr SLICK meliferous voiced Mal turns bull as he goes on the attack only to demonstrate his true credentials by adopting a meaningless slogan dreamed up as a joke but for real. Fitting I think, the LNP are literally the butt of their own creation and I thought only Abbott could do it!

 Requeim For Tony Abbott 
O Captain! my Captain! your fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is gone,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all insulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
                         But O heart! heart! heart!
                            O the bleeding drops of red,
                               Where on the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you boo's and ridicule—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, that long to see you fallen
                         Here Captain! daft bugger
                            This brick to bash your head!
                               It is some dream that on the deck,
                                 You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
The dosy bugger shot himself, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is sinking and aground, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the ship goes down all hands set to lose                         Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
                            But I with mournful tread,
                               Walk the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.

I should like to commend the sterling work of Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey, C Pyne and the rest of the gormless right wing, political neanderthals who through their own stupidity are showing the Australian public just what they allowed themselves to be conned into putting in power. a resounding well done and keep up the good work

Tony Abbott from electronic graffiti The writing is on the wall Tony! You are only in power now because they are to scared to throw you out.


The love of cash and avarice
Of greenbacks and shady deals
Of logging woods and perverting truth
And everything one steals
Strong love of grey blue Armani suits
Polluted streams and silky lies
I’m in power and will not share it
My love is otherwise

I love a redneck #Country
A land of billionaire pains
Of ragged poor low income workers
Of booms and financial gains
I love her mining magnates
I love her for I see
Forget her peoples interests
It whats in it that s for me.

A stark denuded forest
All tragic as they fell
The mining spoil mountains
The old gold rush as well
Strip away the surface
Take out all the oil
Burn off all the tree tops
Bugger up the soil

Core of my heart is Iron
The mining all blue sky
The sick and old that hold us back
All of them must die
No labor green or democrat
To stop us or even to detain
We’ll Send the army off to war again

Core of my heart is iron
My sole wants only gold
Flood,fire famine rage
While the globe warms up threefold
Paddocks turn to desert
Blasted by heat haze
Old men dream of greenness
They saw in better days
A cold hearted government
A willful savage hand
A treasurer who loves money
Who will not understand
Ignorance transmitted 
Through every media lie
This sad embattled country
Must slowly wilt and die.

Anonously penned by Gina Swineheart
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