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HELP! Australia under direct Christian attack!

 
 
Eorl
 
Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 11:51 pm
Our Christian Left Leader has sold us out.

All our internet content is now to be filtered by our government for our own good.

Our only viable alternative is vote them out, so the Christian Right can take over. WTF!

How does this happen here? In one of the more secular countries of the world? I think it's because we don't fear religion enough.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/15/2772467.htm
 
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 11:57 pm
@Eorl,
This is just so depressing! Honestly! Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

But still, I imagine there will definitely be a backlash, so who knows whether this is a "to be continued" story or not ... ?
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 11:58 pm
@Eorl,
Oh ****.

We had a Christian LEFT???!!!!!
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:00 am
@Eorl,
Quote:
Legislation will be introduced into Parliament next year which will require all ISPs to block material which has been refused classification in other countries.



WTF?


Do these countries include CHINA, IRAN????


SAUDI ******* ARABIA?


North KOREA?


(South Korea for that matter!!!!!)

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Eorl
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:11 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Oh ****.

We had a Christian LEFT???!!!!!


Actually, I think it was a Christian right hiding in plain sight as leader of the Left, but yeah. Brilliant.

Fahrenheit 451 2009.
Eorl
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:13 am
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

This is just so depressing! Honestly! Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

But still, I imagine there will definitely be a backlash, so who knows whether this is a "to be continued" story or not ... ?


The Bishop's Abbott isn't about to come to our rescue on this one.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:16 am
@Eorl,
I'm not sure what kind of help your asking for ... Wink ... sympathy and moral support I can give. I don't suppose a letter to your prime minister from some bloke from Astoria, Queens, NYC will hold any moral or political weight behind it.

What are your plans to fight this governmental censorship? Civil disobedience? A letter or petition campaign? Help sponsor a public referendum (they have them in Australia?)
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:18 am
@Eorl,
You know....I have NO problem with blocking child porn, for instance...but I imagine those who distribute that are very quick to change ISP's etc.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:20 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

I'm not sure what kind of help your asking for ... Wink ... sympathy and moral support I can give. I don't suppose a letter to your prime minister from some bloke from Astoria, Queens, NYC will hold any moral or political weight behind it.

What are your plans to fight this governmental censorship? Civil disobedience? A letter or petition campaign? Help sponsor a public referendum (they have them in Australia?)



Send it!

There has already been a lot of organised opposition...but the PM is a christian, and, I suspect, this is also a deal done to win support on other things the government considers more crucial.

The upper house, federally, only supports the government if a few christians and greens vote with the government
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:24 am
@Eorl,
Quote:
The Bishop's Abbott isn't about to come to our rescue on this one.


Well, no, I wouldn't expect him to, Eorl! He might even cross the floor (of parliament) to support it! Wink

No, it'll involve pressure on our supposedly enlightened Labor government. Much of it by the very folk who voted for Labor, I'd imagine, I'd imagine. (BTW, I don't see Kevin Rudd as a "left Christian". I see him as right of centre. Moving even further right, if his government insists on enacting this legislation!)
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:25 am
@Eorl,
I tried to help with an early warning.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:33 am
@dlowan,
Alright ... I'll spend the rest of the night figuring out an email (unless you think a written letter will hold more weight and I'll save a copy on word along with the mailing address):
http://www.pm.gov.au/PM_Connect/contact_your_pm_form
Quote:
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:33 am
@Robert Gentel,
Yes, we knew it was on the agenda at that time, Robert. But it sort of got lost, for quite a while. I was hoping that, after the initial backlash, Labor had quietly put the idea to sleep. But <sigh> obviously not so!

But make no mistake, the will be an even bigger backlash. Which Kevin Rudd certainly doesn't need, in the lead-up to another federal election.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:36 am
@Robert Gentel,
Actually thanks Robert for the thread details. It will help my email/letter to the PM if I don't sound like an idiot who doesn't have a single clue about the issue. Names of the acts and such will be a big help in making my meager case.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:37 am
@tsarstepan,
Tsar, my starting point will be to email my local (federal parliament/Labor ) member, informing him that under no circumstances will he receive my vote if he supports this legislation.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:39 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

I tried to help with an early warning.


For which I thank you....I certainly got active when I read that.

There's been huge protest, you know.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:40 am
@tsarstepan,
Email should be fine...the lackeys just count 'em anyway.


I am getting emailing as we speak.

I didn't even know the thing had passed the lower house!
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:47 am
I'm awaiting the Greens response to this. Should get them quite a few more new voters! Wink
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:48 am
@msolga,
Hmmmmm.....
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 12:59 am
@dlowan,
I'll bank on it, Deb. They've picked up quite a bit of support already via Labor's messy response to pressing environmental issues. Young people look to the Greens now (if they're into politics at all). They've given up on those other two old, established parties as being totally out of touch. This proposed legislation by Labor is certainly not gonna help increase Labor's relevance with young voters at all. It's backward.
 

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