When Mandawuy Yunupingu bought the Treaty song to the rockers in 1988, little did we know just what we were in for. My personal sympathies lie more with his nephew, the masterfully talented Doctor, but as the current call resonates, we need to address it.

Treaty Yeah!, Treaty Now! went the song.

Thirty years on and we have just had another gabfest. This has created a “from the heart” exhortation to change the fabric of our Federation. The justification is to somehow make the past easier to bear for some Australians!

We have a key minister in the Government who wishes to race into a referendum in order to appease the proponents. This may have stalled because, in the light of day, the climate is not looking at all rosy.

In the interim period – and particularly over the last couple of years – the State of Victoria under its constitutional rights is moving forward with a Treaty proposal with its own local indigenous people.

This is moving forward as we speak and by the end of this year, an authorised indigenous group should be in place. They have been selected after a lengthy and in-depth consultative process confined to the indigenous groups and the Government. Other Victorians appear to have been excluded.

The terms of the Treaty will then be negotiated. It is probably right and proper that this happening in Victoria.

That state, as a colony, did have a Treaty negotiated by Batman (no, not that one – the explorer Batman), when he arrived in Melbourne.

Oops! Sorry.

It turned out be the shortest Treaty in history because when it reached Governor Bligh in Sydney Town a month or two later – he tore it up.

Just how a successfully negotiated legal Treaty in Victoria sits – if and when a Commonwealth act sits over it – will be of interest.

Whilst our Constitution has some failings, it is often blamed for things that can and should be resolved by us here and now.

Australian citizens are all equal and the sooner our legislation reflects that, the quicker we can get on with the realisation of our full potential.

“We all have a story. The difference is: do you use the story to empower yourself? Or do you use your story to keep yourself a victim? The question itself empowers you to change your life.” Sunny Dawn Johnston

Victimhood is an insidious affliction. It robs individuals of energy, self-esteem and positive attitudes.

It often leaves them listless and prey to the vulnerabilities perceptually eased with mind-altering substances.

Its victims are many and varied but if victimhood is collective, it completely alters mind sets and pipe-dreaming becomes a way of life.

This is not aided by decades of overreaching expectations.

“In life, you can either be a victim or you can be a survivor. It’s a mindset.” Clyde Lee Dennis

Remorse impacts the vulnerable in terrible ways and can often lead to death.

Political psychologists Bar-Tal and Chernyak-Hai write that collective victim mentality develops from a progression of self-realisation, social recognition, and eventual attempts to maintain victimhood status.

So – we’re all good then right?

At the same time as this is going on right under our noses our self-appointed unelected political masters in New York were/are relentlessly moving forward with their agenda.

They are aided and abetted by a bunch of clowns in Canberra who continuously assure us that they have our best interests at heart – but then go to great pains to destroy the illusion.

The Treaty shadow hangs over us all.

If you look long and hard you can see some glimmers of goodness in the United Nations manifesto. Some benefits can be seen in the World Heritage listings program.

Here in Australia we have 20 sites now listed, plus others under Ramsar, and like many Australians I have been fortunate to visit many. There are two more sites moving slowly through the very long process for recognition.

Like most things, there are impediments to getting them done.

It was before the Treaty song that we became aware of “Badgerys Creek.” It was a sleepy little village in Western Sydney that had been chosen as the site for the second Sydney Airport.

Well, it has still not happened and now at the eleventh hour, and after innumerable false starts and enquiries, we find that the whole process needs an OK from the United Nations because it impacts the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.

Shhh! I’m chewing.

I wonder if we considered that when we requested to have them listed?

Likewise, Sydney needs more water storage and wants to lift the wall on the Warragamba Dam. That decision will also impact an area which is obviously considered part of the Blue Mountains.

Consequently, it will also need the Ok of the United Nations. So, in future if you are thirsty in the Harbour Town; you can get your fill by looking at the beauty cast before you out West.

Correctly the Globalists argue that Agenda 2021 and 2030 are voluntary codes and have no impact whatsoever on sovereignty.

They probably don’t really need it when they have a few of these chits to pull in using the treaties that are already floating around.

Just after the bureaucratic unelected inspection team/s have left us after tramping around the Blue Mountains, in come the next mob.

Ever heard of OPCAT? Well, if you haven’t you soon will. In 2009 we signed a Treaty under the United Nations covering laws on eradication of Torture.

I’m sure it sounded like a good idea at the time. Signing a treaty has various ramifications but basically it is a recognition that the treaty – as finalised by the various committees and then the General Assembly – is acceptable to us.

You signed a WHAT!!!

Of course, if we don’t have to do anything it would be OK, wouldn’t it!  The point is simply to show the world how caring we are.

To date – and based on processes in place at the time of Federation – the executive branch of Government enters into treaties on behalf of the citizens of this country.

Parliament then has view of the treaty after the fact unless the treaty is deemed sufficiently important.

In that case, Parliament is advised, and members are furnished with recommendations from bureaucrats on which to make an assessment prior to signing.

Enter OPCAT, from the masters of the acronym, the Option Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. This was finalised by our Government in 2017, eight years after the Treaty was first signed. It was done via a process known as Ratification.

This was enough time for the original members in the house and half the senate to have changed a couple of times. The vote would again have been taken, presumably on the recommendation of various bureaucrats.

At this time, circa 2017, Australia was scheduled in the rotating world of the United Nations to be nominated for a seat on the Human Rights Commission – a very powerful arm of this august body.

This is what we signed up for when we signed OPCAT

“Under Opcat, Australia will be obliged to establish an independent watchdog, known as a national preventive mechanism.

This body will have standing powers to conduct regular and random inspections of prisons, immigration detention centres, juvenile detention centres and held psychiatric facilities.

Australian places of detention will also be subject to international inspections by the UN subcommittee on the prevention of torture.

Fortunately, the watchdog will not have the right to inspect offshore places of detention run by Australia.”

The Human Rights Commission consists of 47 members and after an initial posturing between the three candidates Australia, France and Spain for the two positions France withdrew and Australia and Spain entered for their three-year stint.

The final acceptance of Australia was predicated on its ratification of OPCAT.

The Foreign Minister of the time Julie Bishop commented upon our election

“Australia will use its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council to push for the empowerment of women, indigenous rights and abolition of the death penalty. It will also push for reform of the controversial body.

Yay! we can help the malnourished.

Australia was elected unopposed to the council on Tuesday (AEDT), joining Spain as a Western European nation for a three-year term, replacing the Netherlands and Portugal.”

Was it the allure of a strut on the world stage for Julie Bishop which sealed the deal? Whatever the cause, it has subjected the people of this country to a further dumbing down and future subjugation to unelected foreign entities.

That is a situation which we have already fought a number of wars to avoid.

The sub-committee chair of OPCAT has a slightly more bullish outlook on their work.

“The chair of the subcommittee, Sir Malcolm Evans, is quoted as saying that inspectors had, “the right of unannounced access to any place of detention or any place we believe people might be being deprived of their liberty”.

“Our visits are relatively short; we can’t look at everything. We have to be strategic. We will be doing our homework.”

He said he was confident the Australian authorities would understand and cooperate with the inspectors’ expectation of “completely unfettered access to all places of detention, to any person, place or thing, to people of all categories in detention”.

The inspectors will have a broad brief. They will be looking at prisons, youth detention centers, immigration detention facilities, psychiatric hospitals, police stations and social care environments such as aged care and disability homes.

“The reality is these are institutions which are supported, regulated and run by the state,” Evans said.

“The reality is people are being detained and subjected in some instances to forms of ill treatment for which the state would be accountable.”

He said the subcommittee was particularly concerned about marginal groups in society which they believe are often subject to poorer treatment than others for various reasons. These include disability, race, age and infirmity.

Sir Malcolm said a key issue for the subcommittee was to help nations set up their own oversight bodies with similar powers to the subcommittee.

Countries were usually obliged to establish the mechanism within a year, but Australia exercised a right to delay it until the end of 2021.

Sir Malcolm said the subcommittee also hoped to prompt some “self-reflection” about the way a country runs its custodial systems.”

The establishment of the framework that will allow us to honour the commitment inherent in this treaty requires massive changes in current Federal/State/Territory relationships with consequent cost shifting provisions. Good Luck with that.

There are more Treaties to come through yet and no doubt the invitations issued by various Governments will tie this country up in more issues.

No-one is arguing against finding a better way to do things. The argument is simply that we can and must do it ourselves.

Do we need more visits from groups intent on marginalising our country and our way of life?

The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was founded to work together to promote the interest of Muslims worldwide.

In its own words, the focus of the OIC includes “Islamic solidarity” and “non-interference in the internal affairs of member states.”

Unless they have lots of oil of course

The OIC is the largest single subset of both the G-77 and the NAM. It was established in 1969 and now includes 56 UN member states.

The UN is made up of 193 member states. Only 87 or less than half are full democracies under Freedom House criteria.

Why are we subjecting ourselves to the rules and regulations of the UN? It is clear that the UN is very swiftly becoming the mouthpiece for countries that have a very different way of life than us.

What is worse is that they are fulfilling century’s old objectives to dominate the world?

Why are we allowing the executive arm of our Government to sign and process treaties in a manner that may have worked 100 years ago, but which today, can only be described as archaic?

Why aren’t the Australian people informed via Parliament of the importance of these treaties and why are they not fully debated in Parliament.

There is an escape clause in OPCAT subject to 12 months’ notice. I think we should invoke it.

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Indigenous Australian = When being Australian isn’t enough.

tropscurge
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Franny, see below on post by alt Left crim Tigerbalm for my reply to your comments about making public his details and use of certain words. Cheers.

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buraq2

New post…bring your hiking boots.

cinerama
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cinerama

Rooters – Judea
Many people do not know that a number of Aboriginal representatives where at Jesus’s crucifixion.
Warning ;;; this story may contain voices, images or thought patterns of deceased people
Not winning any free clothes at the dice game ( feelings still quite raw at missing out on the free loaves and fishes) and destressed by the proceedings, Jacki Jacki of Redfernidinum cried out “Jesus what can we do to help?”
Jesus looked down and said
“ youse bastards do nothing until I get back”

pelican
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pelican

It’s clear some people on PP want the blog to be a cross between ‘Israel First’ and Disneyland….truth hurts apparently……

Gentle Jack
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Gentle Jack

A strong and true Leader needs plenty of this

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Does PM Morrison have enough to fight socialism and islam?

Billy B
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Billy B

BRITAIN HAS A NEW QUEEN
Possibly the smartest ever
Soon to appear on their 50 pound notes.

tropscurge
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tropscurge

A few posts down this thread convicted crim alt Leftist commentator Tigerbalm remarks that he is “almost certain” Blair Cottrell posts here on Pickering Post. Tigerbalm being “almost certain” of something means that whatever it is the unfortunate idiot thinks he is “almost certain” about is absolutely, certainly wrong. If proof of that is needed, look at all the stuff he posts here. Those mindless meanders, which the halfwit thinks are “absolutely correct” are always, without fail, dead wrong or so twisted by Tigerbalm’s world view that the truth cannot be ever, ever seen.

Flysa
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Flysa

Jeffrey Epstein is looking down the barrel of 45 years in prison in New York for underage sex, and if they weren’t untouchable, would take the creepy Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew, and who knows who else, with him. However, like Victoria, New York this year decriminalised abortion, making it legal up to 24 months of gestation, and up to the moment of birth if the abortionist thinks there is danger to the mother’s health. That of course is carte blanche. So like Victoria where silently screaming babies were ripped to bits across the street from the Gillard Royal Commission… Read more »

rosa
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rosa

At the Oz, Hawke’s daughter and wife Blanche are headed for battle over his millions.

Ballbreaker
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Ballbreaker

Our Sacred Land? By Viv Forbes Tuesday, 16 July 2019 My wife and I were both born in Australia, as were two children and four grandchildren. Our parents were born in Australia as were all of their parents. And some ancestors go back much further in this land. I feel rage every time I have to sit through another patronising “welcome to country” charade, designed to make me feel an intruder in my own land. Indigenous history on this continent is the same as our family story – it just goes back a bit further. The first aboriginals probably walked… Read more »

Matt12
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Matt12

You got to give it to Trump, he know where to insert the key and wind these useless dumb half breed dem slags, they still haven’t gathered that they can’t and won’t win a battle of wits with him as they are unarmed, he kicks them, they react, he wins, it’s the same every time, and he’ll win 2020 in a canter.

Ballbreaker
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Ballbreaker

It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.

G. K. Chesterton

SaveAus
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SaveAus

Amnesty Fires The Ammo :…….… About 30 times per year UN reps ( usually Africans on the dole ) and Amnesty International set up a table near our P.O. seeking donations………. The Economist Magazine reports……. “ Amnesty sponsored a rally in Brussels, where Islamist speakers celebrated the 9/11 attacks, denied the Holocaust and demonized gays and Jews……..It seems that Amnesty has turned its back on human rights in favour of a grotesque anti-Western bias. ”……… The Economist accused Amnesty of “reserving more pages to human rights abuses in Britain and United States than in Belarus and Saudi Arabia.”……… Before donating… Read more »

Ballbreaker
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Ballbreaker

Multiple All-Time Record-Low Temperatures set in Northwest Russia.

Temperatures across the majority of Europe have remained well-below average for July as a string of Arctic blasts continue to pummel the continent. Vast regions are seeing temperature departures of up to 20C below average, sending all-time cold records tumbling.

Northwest Russian is the latest region to see low temperature records fall.

The Mainstream Media remains silent.

Their bias clear.

Regardless though, the cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar output:

https://electroverse.net/all-time-record-low-temperatures-tumble-in-northwest-russia/

Ballbreaker
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Ballbreaker

The Moon Landings: A Giant Hoax for Mankind?

As the USA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, most of the world remains at least somewhat skeptical. Was it just another USG big lie about the real history of the 1960s—like the official versions of the Kennedy, King, and Malcolm X assassinations, the Manson murders, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the birth of the hippie movement, and so much more? Or is this one of those times the official sources happen to be telling the truth?

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/07/15/landings/

TomG
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TomG

Sooooo…. we here in Oz have SHY, and in the US, they have AOC. But the Brazilians, they have this lady politician: https://www.rt.com/news/450799-paulinha-outfit-brazil-controversy/

tropscurge
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tropscurge

See below for replies to alt Left criminal commentator Tigerbalm’s latest childish cry into the darkness. Will the fool ever learn times have changed, his convoluted comments destroyed instantly for their pointlessness ?

pelican
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pelican

meanwhile Pell sits like Buddha in a 10 foot cell…

King of Hearts
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King of Hearts

OUR HERO …

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Disraeli
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Disraeli

PHOTOGRAPHS
BRITAIN’S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199417

pelican
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pelican

Scumo declares ‘ Australians voted for me,because they wanted someone to give them a big bear hug cuddle, and tell them everything was going to be alright……the guillotine is very quick’

Ballbreaker
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Ballbreaker

Unfortunately, Donald Trump is not a “racist”

Donald Trump is on a roll. A clever bit of bullying forced Mexico to effectively bypass the US deep state and not so deep state obstruction to his mandate to close the border. He prevented World War 3. Far more importantly, he has got the ball rolling in defending our rights to be racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, deplorable, you name it on the internet.

https://www.xyz.net.au/unfortunately-donald-trump-is-not-a-racist/

Disraeli
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Disraeli

TOMMY ROBINSON AND THE DEATH OF BRITAIN
Sharia justice in the UK.
July 15, 2019 Robert Spencer

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274294/tommy-robinson-and-death-britain-robert-spencer

Tigerbalm
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Tigerbalm

Far-right extremist and convicted racist Blair Cottrell fails in supreme court appeal bid. Another one bites the dust.

Goosey
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Goosey

If you are happy, and you know it+++++.
Just for birdbrain fun.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?t=82&v=1378286372307485

King of Hearts
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King of Hearts

THE PRIMARY DUTY. It must never be forgotten that the primary duty of government is to defend the borders, to maintain law and order and to protect the citizenry from hostilities and crime David Flint 3/6/2017 Of course Flint is entirely wrong. The primary duty of government is to make certain electricity is unaffordable so elderly people die from the cold in winter. The primary duty of government is to screw up children so they are confused about their gender and believe anal intercourse is a paradise. Now is the time to buy shares in air freshener companies. The primary… Read more »

pelican
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pelican

in todays Molochs Jew news, (((Carol Marcus))) mentions that Catholics also allow child marriages – just like muslims..no mention of judaism…funny that

SaveAus
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SaveAus

Shetty treatment.. – A spit in the Aussie face….

Salil Shetty exec of Amnesty International has been on ABC stations ( naturally ) rubbishing Australia’s treatment of Aborigines and illegal boat invaders.

He wants Australia to collect,..import Bangladeshi / Rohynga illegals and donate more money towards the cost of supporting third world invaders.

Can you guess who financed his junket to Australia – us.

King of Hearts
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King of Hearts

AT SCHOOL INSTINCT IS NEVER MENTIONED. Everyone has instinct. Some are more in touch with their instinct. Some less. Perverse people and their sympathizers commonly want to remake others .. programme them to see perversion as good. The problem they face is the instinct in people says perversion is bad. So there is a tug of war … Instinct says perversion is bad, the programmer says perversion is good (of course truth is with instinct .. only illusion is with the programmer) This is where our education system comes into it … Our education system does everything it can to… Read more »

TonyH
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TonyH

Meanwhile in the QANTAS boardroom with Rugby Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZUwfZxb_04

pablo1
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pablo1

I did note the other day the ABC and others making a big song and dance about the Aboriginal getting sworn into Parliament….Wearing full Kangaroo skins from young roo’s by the size……Where were PETA, and the Anti Fur mobs, or the Greens screaming about this??? Or the other Treehugging Usuals…..just asking…….

Winston
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Winston

Only in the MAD world of politics would commonsense be regarded as contraversial

tropscurge
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tropscurge

About an hour ago Saltbushbill commented on part aboriginal and one time footy star Nicky Winmar being charged with kicking and bashing a Melbourne taxi driver who asked him to pay his fare. Alt Leftist convicted crim apologist commentator Tigerbalm immediately jumped in where even angels would fear to tread, replying that Mark Latham’s assault on a Sydney cabbie had caused him (Latham) no social or political damage. What a hypocrite, what a twisted thinker is Tigerbalm. Allowing for a personal bias in favour of persons charged with or convicted of crimes, the continual conflater of events tried to make… Read more »

pablo1
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This is the ABC Actively promoting the steralisation of White Australia…Literally…..They don’t show any Muslims or blacks in this article.They don’t mention it, but the article is obviously directed to appeal to whites….
Choosing sterilisation when you’re young and don’t want kids….
It’s why some childfree people opt for sterilisation, a permanent form of contraception.
https://www.abc.net.au/life/choosing-sterilisation-when-youre-young-and-dont-want-kids/11274054

Winston
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Winston

Hungary-
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban Warns on Long Term Migrant Crisis – “Millions will arrive. Our task is to defend our nation”

AussieMigrant
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HELP ME, PLEASE. I AM CONFUSED, BEWILDERED, DISCONNECTED & MISSING SOMETHING … Why are Leftists, Socialists, Greens, Democrats, Laborites so unhappy? Why are they so angry? Why do they hate the West and our values so much? Why do they want to people to come to the West when the West is so bad? Why do they hate capitalism so much when it’s given them so much? Why do they hate white people so venomously? Why do they hate the system so much? Why do they think they can do such a good job of running the country and the… Read more »

johnsamson
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johnsamson

The ‘Its time to pay the rent’ in the lead photo above needs some clarification.

I ask, would you like payment in kangaroo skin, goanna tail or shark tooth? Name your currency please.

TonyH
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TonyH

I am very suspicious and disappointed in news that ScoMo met with the Turd. It has not been widely reported but I have attached a link to a 2GB conversation between Ben Fordham, PETA Credlin and Graeme Richardson. Why is ScoMo giving this bloke any time at all? This on top of his sending the parasite to represent Australia at the Conference in PNG, not calling for him to be expelled following the litany of his treacherous behaviour and that of his family. It is unbelievable: https://www.2gb.com/big-guns-slam-pms-meeting-with-completely-irrelevant-malcolm-turnbull/

JofG
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JofG

Another quake south of Bali – fingers crossed this is the last of them and no serious damage.

paisley
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paisley

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blyth
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blyth

Watching some of the reruns of “”Monty Python etc”” How comedy has changed over the decades, Some of that stuff would never pass the thought police these days, and may even end up before the beak! the satiring of “”gender benders”” the uncle tom character, certainly strikes a nerve these days, it just shows how PC society has become , the irony is that back then it was seen as “”progressive comedy”” but now in the PC age the BBC would never dare to allow such material and the reaction by some on the lefty/PC mob,would likely be be the… Read more »

sideways G
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sideways G

Brings tears to the eyes … oooooooh! … https://ibb.co/Xybnn79

BigBoyScotty
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BigBoyScotty

Some of the pictures below are just mind boggling…
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The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/

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