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  1. I support death duties if it is the only way to get someone to actually pay tax even once. I don't really see how you can say the GST is avoided, the children or the grandchildren always blow the inheritance.
  2. I need an "election triggers for dummies" book Section 57 – Disagreement between the Houses If the House of representatives passes any proposed law, and the Senate rejects or fails to pass it, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives will not agree, and if after an interval of three months the House of Representatives, in the same or the next session, again passes the proposed law with or without any amendments which have been made, suggested, or agreed to by the Senate, and the Senate rejects or fails to pass it, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives will not agree, the Governor-General may dissolve the Senate and the House of Representatives simultaneously. But such dissolution shall not take place within six months before the date of the expiry of the House of Representatives by effluxion of time.
  3. Can any member of parliament attempt to force an early election in a hung parliament ? As I understand it, there a special bill that calls for an early election that the majority must vote against to prevent
  4. I had a dream where both the Liberal and Labor changed their rules so leadership challenges could not be done by secret ballot and backroom shenanigins.
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    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    I have seen a Indian Mynah bird which is much smaller than a crow chase a away a crow, the thing is usually a crow will ignore a Indian Mynah even if it swoops at them because they can tell it is all bluster. Perhaps crows are not aggressive if there is no food around.
  6. It is not a joke, Howards Changes to the marriage act were the opposite of the postal vote.
  7. ??? Howards changes to the marriage act were the opposite to Turnbull's so I did not consider them relevant.
  8. I Think I understand and agree with the first and last sentence. I don't understand the middle part, I assume it is not directly related to the first and last sentence and it is basically a separate point.
  9. Why would you assume I was saying there was no ugliness? It is very well known there was ugliness, Shouldn't you give me the benefit of the doubt and assume I think there would have been inappropriate behavior no matter what?
  10. I would argue the result is strong enough to make it effectively binding. The people opposed to same sex marriage don't expect the politicians to fight it any more, they just want to change the freedom of speech rules. If I had a time machine I would not stop the postal vote, I think it resolved an issue reasonably well. That being said I hope we don't make a habit of it.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Are the Greatswords in the books just a bigger version of the longsword or are they like Medieval Greatswords with a really big hand guards and an extra hand guard further up the hilt. For example
  12. chuck norris 42

    References and Homages

    There was an ancient civilization in crete that was wiped out in a volcano.
  13. chuck norris 42

    References and Homages

    These historical events seem strangely familar to me, does anybody have any more. Genghis Khan executed many of the inhabitants and executed Inalchuq by pouring molten silver into his ears and eyes, as retribution for his actions. (taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan) Tyrion probably read about The Seige of constaninople to get the idea about the chain "Emperor Leo III provided the tactical solution in the form of the famous barrier chain. Made of giant wooden links that were joined by immense nails and heavy iron shackles, the chain could be deployed in an emergency by means of a ship hauling it across the Golden Horn from the Kentenarion Tower in the south to the Castle of Galata on the north bank. Securely anchored on both ends, with its length guarded by Byzantine warships at anchor in the harbor, the great chain was a formidable obstacle and a vital element of the city's defenses." As for using napalm that was used as well "On two occasions, from 674 to 677, and again in 717-18, Arab armies besieged Constantinople by land and sea. Superior military organization, the leadership of Leo III (the Isaurian) and the timely intervention of one of history's most decisive weapons, a medieval form of napalm dubbed "Greek fire," enabled the Byzantines to weather the storm. The cost to both sides was high. Byzantium lost most of her territory south of the Taurus Mountains and much of the remainder of the empire lay devastated. The Arabs lost untold thousands of men through futile attacks against Constantinople's defenses, as well as a series of disastrous defeats on land and sea. Many more perished of disease and cold in dire encampments before the Land Walls. Of the 200,000 Muslims who laid siege to Constantinople in 717, only 30,000 crossed back into Syria the following year. " Both of these are taken from http://www.historynet.com/wars_conflicts/a...rs/3025281.html