I Feel an Election Coming On

Well, the Federal election is hurtling towards us and it’s shaping up to be a cliff hanger with Morrison making a late charge towards the finish line.

One of the things which is really starting to show through in the Western world is the disintegration of the traditional two-party system.

As in the UK, where Theresa May seems determined to spit in the face of her supporters, here in Australia, more and more people are becoming disaffected with “business as usual.”

Don’t worry, I won’t pull out too early either

This has led to a swag of independents, which by and large is probably a good thing. However, one of the strangest, and I think most worrying, of the new minor parties is Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party.

Here we have a man, with an almost insatiable appetite for power and donuts, spending tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars on an advertising campaign which features him holding his thumbs up.

Sadly, but inevitably, this is actually gaining traction and he will probably get a significant portion of the disinterested vote.

Clive Palmer is probably out spending every other political party in Australia combined. No matter how unappealing he is, that is bound to translate into a degree of political success.

Where is Palmer’s Money coming from?

Two questions have been bugging me about this. Firstly, where did he get the money from, and secondly, why is he spending so much of it on a political campaign.

His last tilt at politics was pretty much a total disaster, with his candidates disappearing quicker than Crispy Crèmes from his lunch bag. Palmer himself was elected but then pretty much gave up, allowing his seat on the Sunny Coast to go back to the Liberals.

He spent barely more than half of the sitting days in 2015 in Parliament and didn’t set foot in his electorate for seven months at one time.

By this stage, his fortune had shrunk from 5 billion to just over 1 billion. In 2016, his nickel refinery went into liquidation and he either couldn’t, or wouldn’t, pay the employees and contractors who were owed money.

In April 2017, he announced that his political party would be wound up and he would retire from politics.

At the end of 2017, Cloive was awarded a $200 million royalty payment by a Chinese company who lost a court case against him. A few months later, he suddenly decided to resurrect his party and re-enter politics.

Why did he suddenly change his mind? I honestly don’t know. I have never met Clive and haven’t followed him closely. However, something has been niggling at me ever since he started his tilt to get back into Parliament.

Is China Backing Clive?

Just supposing (and I have no evidence to suggest that this could be true) that the Chinese Communist Party decided that they wanted to take control of Australia.

Rather than face the expense and bad publicity of invading us militarily, suppose they decided to just bribe their way into power.

What if they just looked around for some dodgy entrepreneur with political connections who they had dealt with frequently. Suppose for instance, they promised to throw in the towel in a legal dispute, which would net the said entrepreneur a great deal of money.

I’m sure they could funnel a lot of cash to him in other ways too. Prime contracts, pork barrelling, brown paper envelopes – you know the story.

$200 million dollars is chump change to the Chinese leadership. Yet that kind of money might be enough to give Clive the balance of power in the Australian Federal Parliament.

Suppose Clive does hold the balance of power? Suppose that in return for passing any legislation, he insisted on massive immigration from China? Suppose we had one million Chinese migrants per year for the next four years.

China would hardly miss such a small number of citizens but if they all settled in marginal electorates, and if they were all loyal, handpicked Communist Party stooges, they could pretty much take control of the Australian Government at the next federal election.


The Chinese Toppled a Former Australian Prime Minister

That might sound farfetched, but the Chinese community has form when it comes to meddling in Australian elections. In 2007, the Chinese community in Bennelong were persuaded to vote for Labor candidate Maxine McKew over John Howard.

The Chinese community in Bennelong were largely successful business people. Voting Labor went against their economic interests. I can only assume that in return, they were promised support for their ethnic interests by Kevin 747 and his cronies.

Those Chinese votes unseated a sitting Prime Minister and it served him bloody well right. Howard was a great enabler of mass Third World immigration, despite appearances to the contrary. Admittedly, he was better than Kevin and Julia on immigration, but that is a pretty low bar to hop over.

“Hey Kev, how do you say ‘ungrateful bastards’ in Cantonese?”

Perhaps this is all just meaningless speculation. Probably Clive has his own reasons for returning to the trough. However, there is nothing to say that this couldn’t happen – or won’t happen in the near future.

That is the fatal flaw in democracy. It doesn’t work in a multi-cultural or multi ethnic society with open border policies. In fact, it becomes downright dangerous.

So, do we ditch democracy, or do we ditch multiculturalism and open borders? Or do we just hope that the Chinese aren’t still smarting over the Opium Wars and the losing of Hong Kong and Taiwan? Maybe a Palmer win would lead to the slashing of energy prices – for China.

Vote carefully.

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Why don’t the Victorian cops throw a hefty spanner in the works and arrest Shorten for rape? They have more evidence for that than the one allegation that sent the Pope’s mate to gaol.

rumpole36
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Well Harry that’s two articles running that you have given John Howard a serve and I just want you to know that I disagree with you, and I feel sure there are a few others on this site who would too.

Bat
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hmmmmmmm?

Nambucca Man
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How President Donald Trump deals with China. Australian politicians please take note.
“Bannon: Today is the most important day of Trump’s presidency.’’

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on why he supports President Trump’s threat to increase tariffs on Chinese imports.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V7w0R12eos

Comment: Chris Buck 16 minutes ago;
“Biden likes to pretend that he’s one of the boys with the blue collar crowd, yet doesn’t think China is a problem at all, beware folks he wants to sell you down the road while playing ball with China, Trump represents your true interests far better.”

Hunter
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Harry I believe you are spot on about Clive Palmer.

That $200 million is enough to buy Australia through a combination of Clives’s UAP control of the Senate and his high connections within the Chinese Communist government.

I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could spit.

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ABC Morning TV Hosts are wanking themselves into a frenzy over the new UN lie about mass species extinction. Not one piece of critical analysis or questioning that we have heard this all before and it is all bullshit scare mongering. But of course we could not have expected any else from their ABC.

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Ep. 973 This is the Next Information Bombshell To Drop. The Dan Bongino Show 5/6/2019.
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Published on 6 May 2019
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Any one else feel an increasing panic in the *friends of the alp media* & the Shortstuf team? Wasn’t the plan, to be at least a head ahead in the polles & the *hearts & minds of Aus*. Is the vote for the *little people* biting both the majors. Are we in our moment of change a la’ Brexit & Trump? We have discussed here about minority groups using block voting to bring about changes that they or rather some controlling group or source desires. One does not have to have a degree in political science or some such to… Read more »

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New post up

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Royal baby names have been announced, Leroy Rastas Toby Winsor.

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Floda
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About a week ago Clive Palmer told Channel Nine he had deposited about $7 Million into the trust Account of a Townsville Law Firm and people who were owed money should apply to them for it. I doubt Clive would say this on National TV if it were not true, especially in the middle of this election. I understand Clive was under no obligation to make this payment, which suggest he deserves recognition and credit for a generous act.

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This has got to be a Gee-up, but I like it.

Senate votes to delay elections until 2022 because two Trump years were ‘stolen’
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VOTE LABOR FOR GLOBAL SOCIALISM

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This is said to be a week to remember as the US Congress goes after Barr Illegally.
It appears they have been warned and advised not to proceed with impeaching Barr or Trump and if they do, they will be in contempt and everyone will witness the burning down the house.
Their Wednesday ..is Boom time.

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“……..That is what I mean when I refer to corrupt governments. Any one who sacrifices the interests of the people for the benefit of profit-makers is a traitor. He is the fifth columnist of to-day-the enemy inside our gates.”

– – Senator Richard Darcey Hansard 12 November 1941

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Electricity Bill is bragging about the unity team that is Labor.

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The united Union Labor people.

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Money and power have corrupted democracy to the benefit of the already well off. It seems the richer people are, the nastier they become. They claim they ‘earned’ all their riches through hard work but don’t recognise that people can work hard in essential jobs and earn a hundred times less than them. There have been quite a few studies that have shown that rich people are more likely to be dishonest or break traffic laws. The sense of entitlement is bad for society. The current government has been taking from the poor to give to the rich. Privatising and… Read more »

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A report by the UM being touted by the ABC about “”supposedly”” the mass extinction of animals etc on the planet, Just in time to support the labour/green mob at the election, after that it will be back to normal

madmax
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The Poms had their chance on the 29th March when 100,000 people were in London waiting for the Brexit deal to finally happen…..It didn’t, so they should have marched into Parliament and gone after that Traitor May with a vengeance…..she needed to be strung up by her scrawny neck…..the Parliament should have been burnt to the ground in my opinion……when a Parliament stops working for the people, then it has got to be done away with….

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Marianne Faithfull – “Working Class Hero” (live)

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One thing we can be sure of is that, unlike billionaire Donald Trump who cares about the forgotten man in America, ex-billionaire and failed politician Clive Palmer cares sfa for any Australian. So HR’s theory definitely has some merit. Sadly, the Liberal, Labor, Greens and PHON parties also care sfa for the average Australian. In truth they are all career politicians who pander to voters only at election times. Their prime objective is to get over the line on election day so they can get their “more equal than other” snouts in the trough. Then it becomes an unaccountable gluttonous… Read more »

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Its already been said that g/w is a religion,Seeing little children crying their eyes out because they have been told that in a decade or so the world as we know it will cease to exist,Sound familiar, How many false prophets has there been over the centuries? all predict the end of the world and all were wrong,Every single one was wrong!, So what makes the g/w believers any different? I would suggest political power!Because g/w has become a religion it attracts the strange , the weird, the power seekers, the power brokers ,the scammers,the immature, and the plain stupid… Read more »

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TOMMY
Tommy Robinson and the double standards of political violence
Brendan O’Neill

Brendan O’Neill
3 May 2019 2:59 PM
So it’s acceptable now to assault electoral candidates? That’s the pretty scary take-home message from the Tommy Robinson ‘milkshaking’ incidents. Journalists and even politicians have been going wild for the bloke in Warrington who threw his milkshake in Robinson’s face yesterday as he was out campaigning as an independent for the upcoming Euro elections. It’s the second time this week Robinson was milkshaked. It will no doubt become a trend. ‘Milkshake a fascist.’ ………….

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/05/tommy-robinson-and-the-double-standards-of-political-violence/

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So, Turncoat is not invited to the Libs Dinner. Good he should be shown the door. Apparently he will watch the election from his NY Apartment. Billy Boy has picked up on this and is making the most out of this rebuff. Jeez Bill is that all you got. As for Clive, He never does anything, unless it’s for Clive.

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Tommy Robinson interviewed by local vlogger

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TOMMY
Delingpole: Milkshake Attacks on Tommy Robinson Aren’t Clever, Funny, or Harmless

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First, it would rid the liberal elite of one of its most determined and outspoken critics — especially on the very awkward topics of Islam and rape gangs.

Secondly, it would almost inevitably result in rioting, which the government would secretly welcome as an excuse to flex its authoritarian muscles…..

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/05/06/no-its-not-ok-chucking-milkshake-at-tommy-robinson/

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With the election of the Labour Party in 1984 and the appointment of Roger Douglas as finance minister, the new right elite took power and began relentlessly and ruthlessly turning New Zealand into their vision of the model free market state.

“A coherent and comprehensive account of the years which will define this country for a century to come.” – New Zealand Herald.

http://www.wakeupkiwi.com/news-articles-65.shtml#Country

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Given that fundamental Christians believe that unrepentant sinners as described in the New Testament and quoted by Israel Folau go to burn in Hell forever, in which a billion years is only a fleeting moment, his post is not hate speech, but a timely warning. Just say Hell exists and you croak and find yourself sentenced there for the long haul. “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels.” Matthew 25:41 Lock it in Eddie.

The Shadow
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OT: If you don’t like the election result …go for the best of two out of three!
Turkey and Erdogan.. the bad loser.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48177740

Disraeli
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It’s likely that the royal baby will be known as the Earl of Dumbarton. Apparently Meghan favours the Marquis de Markle. Luckily it’s up to the Queen.

pelican
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pelican

well Harry..the Libs know..and they’re not saying..nor is the ALP..though Scumo came out with yet another one of his helpful idiocies…declaring that One Nation was not as bad as the Greens…thanks for that scumo you lousy POS..

Cosmik Debris
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Disraeli
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Disraeli

I’d say your theory has some credence Harry.

Chinese influence in both major parties is well known. But lately the Coalition have been putting up some resistance. His motivation’s not clear but Palmer can’t be trusted. You’d need a hole in the head to vote for him.

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Hang tough on China, President @realDonaldTrump. Don’t back down.

Strength is the only way to win with China. https://t.co/pZqeR346ov

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 5, 2019

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/06/china-great-equalizer-chuck-schumer-backs-donald-trump-china-trade-talk-escalation/

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The name of Harry and Meghan’s new sprog ?, I’ve got money on Rastus or Sambo.

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Meme I just read:

Bill Shorton – I’m the obvious choice…. I can’t stab myself in the back

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Election 2019 is brought to you by the letters V & B……….. Voting and Bullshit.

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TRUMP’S GREATEST SUPPORTER : CHUCK SCHUMER
“HANG TOUGH ON CHINA, PRESIDENT, DON’T BACK DOWN.
STRENGTH IS THE ONLY WAY TO WIN WITH CHINA”.

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London Headline……..Arrived!!…..THE BABY AND THE TRAMP………love it !!!

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The unofficial capital of the New World, New York City, is nearly overrun by the “religion of peace”!!!

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