Something To Think About

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Last Updated: 28 December 2019

Artist Scott Marsh says he finished the mural in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale on Tuesday, but by Friday it was gone.

Let's see if we can keep it alive


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The horoscope (horrorscope??) poster was released under a freedom of information application for copies of printed advertising material in English to dissuade people smugglers and asylum seekers trying to reach Australia between 2013 and 2019.


Whoever put this together must be really proud of their literary abilities.     Click to view it in all its glory.

Think About The Treatment Meted Out To A Pregnant Middle-Eastern Refugee

13 December 2019

Buddies does not espouse any particular religion, and respects all equally, but since we are coming up to one of the major Christian feast days........

Black Friday....  Is This Post Ironic or Appropriate?

13 December 2019

Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about fascism some time ago ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003).

Buddies is a Refugee Support group -- more than 30% of the elements noted by Dr Britt have a direct bearing on the treatment of refugees, while many of the remaining points are thought-provoking in terms of our current political leadership.

Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common.

He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism….  but of course, nothing like this could ever happen in Australia, could it?

We have included Dr Britts 14 characteristics here

Loud Angry Australians.. Where The Bl**dy Hell Are Ya?

6 December 2019

Italy has received 500,000 migrants since 2015, not all of which have qualified for settlement.
However, every single one of them is entitled to free healthcare in the italian medical system, whether their cases have been processed or not.     Thats compassion.....

Contrast that with the repeal of Medevac and Australias treatment of refugees and asylym seekers.
Lambie says there is a deal... Cormann says there's no deal.... Please explain...

We know we have 'Quiet Australians', but what about the Loud Angry Australians... 'Where The Bl$#dy Hell Are Ya', as we plummet in our downward spiral towards who knows what.
And once we hit the bottom, it will be awfully hard to get back up again.

New Reality TV Show.....  Deal, Or No Deal?

6 December 2019

Quiet Australians (yes, this is repeated from last month)

22 November 2019

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