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acdcfanbill
11-02-2005, 09:00 PM
1984 here we come :s

http://p2pnet.net/story/6836

Tyrion
11-02-2005, 09:15 PM
We won't have anything to worry about unless Australia renames itself to Oceania.

:indif:

toms
11-03-2005, 08:27 AM
Sigh.

The UK parliament just passed a load of anti-terror laws last night (though a few, like the option for police to hold terror suspects for 3 months without charge, have been delayed). That makes it an offence to incite or glorify terrorism. I dunno what the wording is exactly, but some people are bound fall foul of it for the wrong reasons.

- Apparently the loose wording means Tony Blair himself might be able to be prosecuted for his praise of Yasser Arafat. Not a good sign.

- The fact UK police used "anti-terror legislation" against an 83 year old man who heckeld tony blair at a labour conference doesn't lend weight to politicians claims that "if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear". Apparently it was also used against another 150 or so protestors at the same party conference.

- I also saw an article recently that listed about 200 instances of the FBI missusing the patriot act.

Not good signs anywhere really.

PS/ Over the past ten years in the UK we have lost "The Right to Silence", "The right to trial by jury" (in a number of cases). We might soon be able to be held for 3 months without knowing what the charge or evidence against us is. I'm feeling so much safer...

Lynk Former
11-03-2005, 08:42 AM
anti-freedom laws... the terrorists have won.

Prime
11-03-2005, 11:15 AM
anti-freedom laws... the terrorists have won.Wait a minute. I thought invading Iraq and getting rid of Saddam Hussein eliminated all the terrorists. Are you suggesting I have been misled?

RoxStar
11-03-2005, 04:42 PM
**** Australia, and they're government


:p


XP at Prime

abespam
11-03-2005, 06:05 PM
lol its a bit of an argument at the moment .. the PM is tryin to pass all these anti-terror laws as quickly as possible through the senate.

however a lot of the state leaders are q'ing the laws and they may contend it in the high court of australia to see whether the laws are unconstitutional (and thus not valid)

Captain Wilson
11-03-2005, 07:29 PM
2 + 2 = 5 next.

That is a shocking piece of legslation. Shocking.

Lynk Former
11-03-2005, 08:06 PM
**** Australia, and they're government

The Australian government suck, the Australian people are aright, if it wasn't for the "Listening to: Pearl Jam" thing I'd backhand slap ya across the face.

Mike Windu
11-03-2005, 08:28 PM
But Lynky, you live in Oztralia...

:xp:

coupes.
11-03-2005, 09:31 PM
What !? Badmouthing the government is about all the fun they can have down there... :p

El Sitherino
11-03-2005, 10:32 PM
That and the hunt.

Lynk Former
11-03-2005, 10:39 PM
Don't get started on me, we have hotter chicks down here :p

Tyrion
11-03-2005, 11:23 PM
Don't get started on me, we have hotter chicks down here :p

But they're part kangeroo, eh mate?

:p

Lynk Former
11-03-2005, 11:29 PM
No we leave the bestiality to you Americans :dozey: now with that said.. As a Supermod I say this, it's best that we stop this before it takes a very wrong turn.

RoxStar
11-04-2005, 04:22 PM
The Australian government suck, the Australian people are aright, if it wasn't for the "Listening to: Pearl Jam" thing I'd backhand slap ya across the face.

hence the astro smiley (:p)

Anywho, it was meant as a joke, and yes, Aussies are pretty damn cool. I met a Bulgarian who moved to Australia and my Bulgarian friend's house. (The Bulgarian-Australian had the best accent in the world.)