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  1. #20281
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    As for me, i'm tired of profiles of Trump supporters, but maybe it's just me. Fuck em.

    Time for some lengthy jail terms and profiles on all other voters and especially the candidates.

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    "and create a pathway for losing candidates, party officials, election judges and certain interest groups to request audits and challenge the results of future elections."
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/pol...n-16530414.php

    One must wonder what kind of people some of those Texas "law" men are.
    No doubt thoug, changing a winner would create some juicy headlines.

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    Interesting.
    Its easy to get caught up in "mob mentality", when law and order disappear and you feel free to do anything. Emotions get wound up as the crowd goes into a frenzy. Its a feedback loop that can make people act outside what they would normally do.
    Not saying that's a justification or that people shouldn't be held responsible.

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    Quite, but of course if it's Pro-Billi stuff then the western MSM will laud the mob as "FREEDOM FIGHTERS" and happily ignore and/or excuse all the stupid and violent shit that's done "BECAUSE FREEDOM".

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    You sound quite like a media machine… also, nobody is pro-billi. Not even roofer would agree with my ideology!

    Herd mentality can be scary, not trying to excuse or justify anything, but if the right is anything like the media’s portrayed, there really should be a LOT more carnage during Jan6.

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    Ah, right wing Americans are calling for an invasion of Australia. Incredible achievement by Billi!!

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    Yeah cause FREEDOM!

    Most dont realise that we are (and have been for a long while) a much more socialist society. Individual freedoms aren't the top priority.
    We were one of the first places with mandatory seatbelts, we had random alcohol testing of drivers since the 80s. Heck you have a group of us waiting to be served and we will self organise a line or make sure that someone waiting before us is served next.
    An aussie friend who lives in the USA had one of their adult kids come here for a year. They were surprised by catching a bus that people just form a line. They came from San Fran and we used to buses, but not that level of self organisation and the importance of going in turn.
    Yeah we are a bunch of sheep, but it does make for a nice society in some ways. Much less of the dog eat dog style.

    So please dont invade, we are doing ok. Plus we dont have guns!

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    It is fascinating people on the left are afraid of the dictator wannabe Trump and people on the right are afraid of Biden the dictator trying to mandate vaccines onto them.

    Depending on which side you’re on, you’d be okay with a ‘dictator’ ignoring the wish of the people as long as he shares the same ideology as yourself.

    No point talking about trump, but we might justify Biden because he’s doing the right thing with this mandate. So fuck those peoples wishes. Similarly, chairman Xi is making China great again, so it’s okay to erase celebrities or rich people if they get out of line…

    True leaders will have willing followers and won’t require any mandates.

    Anyway, Americans really need to save ourselves 1st before contemplating on saving Aussies.

    Regarding sheepishly forming lines in orderly fashion without being told, not sure if socialism or freedom has anything to do with that. I’m pretty sure most Chinese people won’t form any lines. They are supposedly socialists and with minimal freedoms. Americans on the opposite spectrum are beginning to behave similarly…

    I think that depends mostly on population density. When it’s crowded and resources become tight, everyone will be for himself only. Toilet paper incident happened all over the world. As Aussie population increases, pretty sure automatic line forming will decrease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    As Aussie population increases, pretty sure automatic line forming will decrease.
    You do realise we are one of the most densely populated places??? Well when you consider where people live.
    We have vast areas, but then most of us live in a few large cities. So we have vast areas of nothing and a few areas of massive population.
    Yes we had runs on things - but the supermarkets put in limits. There was outrage if people tried to exceed the limits.

    Its not a population thing... its a cultural thing. Its strongly ingrained in us from a young age that you go when its your turn and that skipping or cutting in on a line is bad.

    And china might be socialist govt, doesn't mean the people act in a socialist style. Thats enforced on them, so I could easily see when its not that they act the opposite.
    We have a democracy and as a group usually lean towards a more social end. This shows in things from this unenforced lining to stuff like free medical care. Its both the people and the govt (acting in a way to get voted in) that act in this style. We are typically happy to give up individual freedoms for the greater good. And it has nothing to do with - "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety". We give up some individual freedoms for a better society.

    I dont think a socialist dictator is good comparison.

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    Billi (like Ted Cruz and other right-wing wankers) making sweeping and inaccurate generalisations about a place, or about something, as though they are gospel? Say it ain't so!!!

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