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Fact or Fiction

Posted 06-28-2015 at 11:14 PM by Phylum
Time to play a game!

Did our Australian Leader Most Glorious, Tony Abbott, really say this following the recent legalisation on gay marriage in the US?
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If all those nations jumped off a bridge and our population really wanted to also jump off a bridge would you do it? The last thing you should do in a democracy is listen to the will of the people. This isnít a popularity contest - thatís just how we get in a position to say this isnít a popularity contest.
Ball is in your court.
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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
While the sentiment is stupid enough to be him, it's far too wordy and articulate.
Posted 06-28-2015 at 11:34 PM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Havoc's Avatar
I don't follow Australian politics, but it does sound like something some tight up the ass politician would say, cause a shitstorm and then apologize for.
Posted 06-29-2015 at 07:27 AM by Havoc Havoc is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
Politicians do not apologise. They issue not-pologies that at best accept no responsibility at all for the outcry and usually make it sound like the offence was the fault of those offended.
Posted 06-29-2015 at 11:28 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Manco's Avatar
I cannot see a politician ever flat-out deny listening to the will of the people. It's just too stupid, even for them.
Posted 06-29-2015 at 02:00 PM by Manco Manco is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
Some people are cool with it. Especially those who disagree with what they perceive to be the tide of public opinion.
Posted 06-29-2015 at 04:21 PM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Nate's Avatar
He said words that add up to the same meaning. But he didn't say those specific words in that specific order.


Also, the fact of the matter is that marriage being equalised in the USA shouldn't affect at all whether Australia does it. Australia should do it simply because it's the right thing to do.
Posted 06-29-2015 at 09:24 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
It's not real, as Nate said. It came from a satirical article, and was so convincing it had my friends, my parents and I pretty annoyed for a while.
Posted 06-30-2015 at 01:42 AM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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MA's Avatar
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This isnít a popularity contest - thatís just how we get in a position to say this isnít a popularity contest.
greatest thing i have ever read.

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Originally Posted by BM
Politicians do not apologise. They issue not-pologies that at best accept no responsibility at all for the outcry and usually make it sound like the offence was the fault of those offended.
fucking true.
Posted 06-30-2015 at 01:51 PM by MA MA is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
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Originally Posted by Tony Abbot

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
Whoops ---!>
Posted 07-02-2015 at 04:42 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
I'm clever too


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Phylum's Avatar
Why the fuck can we even do that. Seriously.
Posted 07-02-2015 at 07:13 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
om nom nom
Posted 07-02-2015 at 07:30 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline
Updated 07-02-2015 at 07:39 PM by Phylum

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Nate's Avatar
What the fuck Phylum?
Posted 07-02-2015 at 11:41 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
Allow me to answer your question with a question.



I think the rest is self-explanatory.


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MeechMunchie's Avatar
Don't make me get the unclosed iframes out.



no thx

e: Woah apparently that merges us into a single entity. - Phylum
Posted 07-03-2015 at 05:57 AM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
I'm pretty sure that human fusion is against forum policy.
Posted 07-03-2015 at 08:02 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Finally, somebody fixed blogs.
Posted 07-03-2015 at 08:46 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
It's ok I can fix it more.
Posted 07-03-2015 at 05:53 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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Nate's Avatar
Blogs were not well implemented in vBulletin 3. There's a lot of shit you can do in blogs that you can't do in posts. And a few things you can do in posts that aren't supported in blogs even though they should be.
Posted 07-03-2015 at 06:31 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
Isn't formatting < and > out to the relevant escape codes just basic security though? I mean, holy shit. I could have done much worse things to this page. The sky is literally the limit when I can insert any Javascript.
Posted 07-03-2015 at 09:48 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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Wil's Avatar
The shit?
Posted 07-06-2015 at 07:03 AM by Wil Wil is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
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Basically I wanted to just post a quote except you need to have stuff outside the quote box to count as minimum characters so I used censor tags and they didn't work.
Posted 07-06-2015 at 11:45 AM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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MA's Avatar
vandals!
Posted 07-07-2015 at 01:14 PM by MA MA is offline

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STM's Avatar
Mr. Phylum, tear down this forum.
Posted 07-07-2015 at 01:54 PM by STM STM is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
Look, I'm David Hasselhoff!