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My votes for the 2019 Federal Election

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 9 2019, 11:45 pm

The federal election on May 18 2019 will be the sixteenth in which I have taken part. I have seen nine elections in Shortland (1977, 80, 83, 84, 87, 90, 93, 96, 98), four in Grayndler (2001, 04, 07, 10), one in Watson (2013) and following a boundary change, one in Reid (2016) before this one.

Nationally, I am supporting the emphatic removal of the Liberal/National government led by Scott Morrison. I am supporting the formation of government by the Australian Labor Party with Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.

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Blocked by Senator Burston

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 18 2017, 10:22 am

It has been coming for a while but Senator Brian Burston (PHON, NSW) has blocked me from commenting or reacting on his official Facebook page.

He has every right to do this, of course, but I think I have been removed posting too much dissenting opinion in the comments, too much literate reasoned dissent, too much polite dissent.

In short, I have polluted the wall-to-wall cheerleading of the devoted One Nation faithful.

The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but...

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 15 2017, 11:02 am

"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia."

Malcolm Turnbull with a press conference for the ages announcing his plans to force the likes of Facebook and Apple to decrypt private encrypted messages and hand them over to the government in the name of federal security.

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