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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Yes, but I said it's the broader economic agenda I think was irrelevant, not every aspect of it. Anything other than franking credits and subsidised coal mining wouldn't have severely tanked the ALP's elderly and Queensland votes, imo.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    I don't think the broader economic agenda had anything to do with it. Old people want everyone else to keep funding their shit and so they swung massively towards the LNP, and the same for rural Queensland voters and their mining jobs. This election was won on undeserving people wanting to keep their unearned free shit at the expense of everyone else.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    I have a premonition of three years of zero policy proposals, with Morrison and Albo trying to out-bloke each other.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Boomers and bogans, god damn. Heaven help any party that dares touch their endless welfare and government subsidised jobs.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

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    Summerhall tragedy - new theory

    He became increasingly obsessed with bringing the dragons back as he grew older, believing that he could only ever reform the kingdom if he had dragons to enforce his decrees. He began to dream of them and sent expeditions across the world to learn whatever he could about reviving them. It culminated in him organising some unknown ritual involving pyromancers, wildfire and sorcery, as well as luring the extended Targaryen family tree to Summerhall on the pretext of celebrating Rhaegar's birth. Whatever betrayal happened there was horrible enough that none of the survivors would ever explain what happened nor explain who was responsible. “There is power in a king’s blood,” the old maester had warned, “and better men than Stannis have done worse things than this.” If we ignore Aemon's clear senility (as evidenced by him thinking there could be a man better than Stannis), the sacrifice theory explains who exactly Aemon was referring to.
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    Unpopular opinion

    I have no doubt in my mind the Yaaas slay queen Dany fans will shit themselves when she cracks regardless of how well GRRM writes it.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    I hate it. Their answer to too much private debt and inflated house prices is to make it easier to get into debt and to increase demand.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    After scanning a lot of the ALP's proposed spending policies I wouldn't mind if a lot of that was blocked tbh, while I hope all the savings measures are passed. I can imagine a kooky RW Senate might end up doing the reverse of literally everything I want though.
  10. Hey remember that time Stannis couldn't go back to Castle Black because then he'd be stuck there for years waiting for the winter storms to end and then within 2 episodes there was no bad weather ever again.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Still waiting for the comeback...
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    I seem to be alone but I genuinely really enjoy Bill Shorten. Sassy Bill > everyone else in Parliament.
  13. I haven't played Stellaris in aaaaages but I am really enjoying the new economy/population growth mechanics. You're no longer limited by the 'size' (or number of building tiles) a planet has in terms of growing your population, you're now only limited by housing and employment. I've been building city-planets and then dedicating adjacent planets to agriculture, mining or energy production in order to keep everything functional. Ringworlds should be stupidly useful when I can finally start building them. Speaking of, I bought most of the old DLC on sale and it really fleshes out the mid-game. Plus, I'm looking forward to my dyson spheres, ringworlds and planet-busters when I can finally get the tech, particularly since I can contain them all to a handful of well-defended, highly-populated systems and cut off the rest of the galaxy.
  14. Thoughts on suppression orders? I wonder if they are remotely effective for people sufficiently high-profile that they attract international attention. Australian news mentioning that they can't report on someone's guilty verdict and then mentioning that it's freely available on international sites and on twitter, and then running "George Pell removed from Pope's cabinet" on the next article over seems to defeat any point.
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    The Stannis Plan and why he wrote the Pink Letter.

    This is entirely overstating Jon's importance. Stannis initially offers him Winterfell as an easy way to win over the northern fence-sitters who haven't bent over for Roose. Jon declines. Stannis changes his focus and concludes that without Ned's son by his side, he needs to win his allies via battle. Hence the plan to humiliate Roose by sacking the Dreadfort, then to prove himself the north's saviour by defeating the ironborn, then to take Winterfell and save Ned's girl from Ramsay. He initially wanted Jon and was very insistent about it. Jon was equally insistent in his refusal. Stannis adjusted. That last part is being ignored. After driving out the ironborn and restoring Deepwood to the Glovers, rescuing 'Arya', smashing the Frey and Bolton armies and then conquering Winterfell he won't need Ned's bastard to win over the north, as he would have already proven himself its protector and the protector of the Stark memory.