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Culprit wrote:It is in Qld, the laws were brought in for the Bikies. They want the criminal types out of venues. You want to look like a criminal, these are the consequences. One could argue the case for culture tattoos but that isn't the issue here.
Not in all Qld, just mainly the Gold Coast Brisbane areas where the bikies were. . Last time I was there you wouldn't get served if you had visible tatts. Up in FNQ they don't give a shit.
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Thanks Stui, FNQ every second person has tats.
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Reports emerging that Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi may have died in a helicopter accident:

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/103867474
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^^Isreal has already come out and said they are not responsible.
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^
Like a kid caught red handed after doing something wrong, first thing they say is "I didn't do it".
It's possible, maybe even probable that it's just an accident, but whether Israel was involved or not, the only guarantee is that they'll say they weren't.
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"Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence." – Julian Assange
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Why would Israel risk anything going after the President. The role is equivalent to a pet dog.
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Not sure I'd go that far but yes, the Ayatollah is where the real locus of power rests.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... atest-news
Israel has not formally commented on the deaths of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, but unnamed officials have stressed to news outlets that the country was not involved.

Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad, has been blamed for several assassinations and bombings inside Iran in recent years, and its air force has bombed Iranian assets in Lebanon and Syria, but the country rarely comments on such activity.

Israel’s analysis so far appears to be that the unexpected demise of the two top regime figures is unlikely to significantly alter its long-running cold war with Tehran: the Islamic Republic’s foreign, defence and nuclear policies are ultimately the purview of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Internal power struggles created by the sudden vacuum, however, could draw Tehran’s attention away from the war in Gaza. Iran-allied groups in Syria, Iraq and Yemen have all attacked Israel with drones or rockets since the war broke out last year, and a war of attrition with the powerful Tehran-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah is simmering on Israel’s northern border.

“This is not bad news for Israel. However, events in Iran will probably move at a different pace than those around us. Under a positive scenario, initially, the government in Tehran may be more concerned with internal matters and will put less pressure on Hezbollah to maintain an active military front against the Israel Defense Forces,” Amos Harel, a military analyst, wrote in leftwing daily Haaretz.
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The ICC issues 5 arrest warrants. About as effective as warrants issued by the International Cricket Council
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This was quite an eye opener for me, and just a little frightening

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-07/ ... /103874576

Even more so when you consider their penetration into Australia.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-07-13/ ... /104094378

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Modern version of Norm Gallagher without the commie overtones.
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^Yeah, I noticed that article on food and livestock monopolies. More owned policy.

Here's a top little story about a clever Aussie environmental innovation to save the green and golden bell frog, one of Oz's coolest amphibians:

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment ... isease-aoe

One of my fave creatures on the planet.
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The media backlash against the CFMEU, particulalry in Victoria, is interesting.

You'd have to have been living in a cave for the past 20 years to not know that they (the construction division union) were corrupt thugs and bullies, moulded in the image of the BLF, and anyone in the Victorian Labor Party who has even the remotest connection to all the major projects going on who denies any knowledge of what was going on is either an incompetent imbecile or a liar.

They've played a major role in sodomising the state economy with the massive budget blow outs on the major projects, or as the Government call it the "Big Build", and the State Government has been complicit in that by their absence of action and oversight.
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