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    • Derrick says:

      05:47am | 28/12/12

      Is gun control the next Vietnam for the mighty U.S.A. ? ? ? As usual only the right wing nut jobs and cranks create misery for everyone else !

    • Vigilant says:

      07:58am | 28/12/12

      If you did your research it’s also the left wing nut jobs.

    • Derrick says:

      05:50am | 28/12/12

      So when you put your opinion out now you are a “troll” ? And they say the ALP want to gag public debate and free speech ? If Rabbott had his way the only speech we could make is asking how much the Ltd News papers will cost us today. To line the pockets of Murdock and the blue belt
      The hypocricy of Rabbott and the Libs is ALMIGHTY !

    • Chris L says:

      07:57am | 28/12/12

      Wow. Are the zombies switching sides or is it just that both sides are infected?

    • TM says:

      08:39am | 28/12/12

      You call the rubbish you write “opinion”?????

    • plover says:

      10:01am | 28/12/12

      Opinions aren’t all they are cracked up to be
      Especially yours

      TM says: 18/04/11
      Gillard will be lucky to last until June. There has been Labor chatter now for four days and the recent poll will increase the chatter!
      This government won’t see the year out. What a mess!
      What does Gina think this week?

    • OverIt says:

      07:48am | 28/12/12

      Hell, after my partner and I have PAID OUR TAXES we can’t even afford air conditioning for our own place!!

    • Jay2 says:

      09:57am | 28/12/12

      Air conditioners?? What’s the point, at the moment a quarter or more of Australia’s population can’t afford to have them running anyway.

    • John says:

      06:36am | 28/12/12

      When the government wants to take your gun’s, it’s a sign that you really need to have guns. It’s no surprise American’s ran into the gun stores and purchased more guns and ammo. I suspect Obama is preparing for economical collapse, the power’s at be know it will be hard to herd a population of 300 million angry civilians, angry at the government.

      The people in power today, fear they will lose all their power. This why these gun confiscation vibe tends to be happening now. Mass population with gun’s would dissolve the US government and disband it and form their own government free from the crooks running it today.

    • marley says:

      07:55am | 28/12/12

      @John - and what makes you so sure the people who “dissolve the US government and disband it and form their own government” won’t be the biggest crooks of all?  People who seize power with guns are seldom in it for the good of anyone but themselves.

    • acotrel says:

      08:03am | 28/12/12

      The combination of delusion, paranoia and guns is not good.

    • acotrel says:

      08:07am | 28/12/12

      ‘the people who “dissolve the US government and disband it and form their own government” won’t be the biggest crooks of all? ‘

      or godbothering ratbags?

    • Mr. Jordon says:

      08:13am | 28/12/12

      If more guns is the answer to making the US a more peaceful place. Than maybe more nuclear bombs is the answer to world peace.

      Give every country on Earth nuclear weapons and we will end war forever.

      Or at least that what the NRA and their supporters would have us think.

    • Anne71 says:

      08:19am | 28/12/12

      Couldn’t finish reading John’s comment because my eyes were filled with tears over the plight of all those poor, displaced apostrophes.

    • Philosopher says:

      10:24am | 28/12/12

      What’s an ‘economical collapse’? Is this a collapse undertaken efficiently, in a well-planned manner and without undue spending?

      John, which is incorrect: a) I see lots of dog’s out in the yard; or b) the dog’s got the ball again. And no helping, Anne71!

      See, this is why our great country is going down the gurgler…

    • TChong says:

      10:28am | 28/12/12

      Anne 71
      That is funny !

    • Gregg says:

      11:46am | 28/12/12

      So John just wanted to emphasise guns, Americans and power in his own apostrophying ostracising way.

      Is there a ” C ” Philosopher? and that’s not something to do with sex of grammatical quality.

    • Anne71 says:

      12:27pm | 28/12/12

      Thank you, @TChong! wink

    • Al says:

      01:58pm | 28/12/12

      Mr. Jordon - “If more guns is the answer to making the US a more peaceful place. Than maybe more nuclear bombs is the answer to world peace.”
      Technicly, yes, but not in a way any reasonable human would want it. Wipe out the majority of the human species and you would have world peace, at least for a while.

    • Bear says:

      02:06pm | 28/12/12

      The nutjobs seem to be willing a collapse to justify their stash of pickled meat and dried eggs. Yuck!

    • LJ Dots says:

      02:34pm | 28/12/12

      Thanks Annne71, now I’m stuck with humming “Don’t Cry for me Apostrophe” in some sort of weird Evita inspired musical loop.

      Honestly, some people should be more considerate of others feelings before they post a comment.

    • yeah-no says:

      04:52pm | 28/12/12

      @philosopher: C. I see lots of dog’s balls out in the yard.

    • acotrel says:

      06:47am | 28/12/12

      She looks like Fascist Barbie the fembot.

    • Gregg says:

      07:08am | 28/12/12

      I got my first internet present this year, a gift subscribe voucher thingy so I can see if there is anything worth subscribing to.

      And the internet room is where it all seems to happen for those people wanting to come here by any means, there having been that Darwin rampage and now some sort of a disagreement on the Manus Island detention place where they even have internet too and now want airconditioners!

      Seriously government, put them on the first flights back to their home countries.
      Seeing as they on Manus are making some sort of petition with great expectations by COB today, maybe we ought to organise one via the Punch as well.

    • Its good nite from him says:

      07:52am | 28/12/12

      Sign me up Greg, I’m in.

    • Linda says:

      09:45am | 28/12/12

      It is not surprising that the people smugglers have an easy job to convince their customers. The ALP Govt policy on these boatpeople are simply not credible. Why boast and proclaim a no advantage policy when it is clearly not. How many of the 10 plus millions of refugees in Pakistan, India, Thailand, Iran, Lebanon have access to internet?

    • Terry2 says:

      08:41am | 28/12/12

      I heard snatches of Malcolm Turnbull’s speech at the Woodford Folk Festival, bemoaning the level of parliamentary debate, the negativism and the failure of the media to explain what’s going on or provide any meaningful analysis.This morning’s media coverage seems to bear out what he was saying, hardly a mention in the news or newspapers.
      Whilst he wasn’t pointing specifically at his own leader it was inescapable that he had Abbott in mind on the subject of negativity.
      Could this be a resurgent Turnbull perhaps positioning for a new year challenge against Abbott who seems particularly vulnerable with disapproval ratings over sixty percent ?
      I guess if I were in Turnbull’s shoes I would definitely be challenging well before the next election and, in the event of failure, I would just drop out of politics and get on with my life. It would nonetheless be a shame to see that talent being lost to the nation, as was the case with John Hewson.

    • Jaqui says:

      09:24am | 28/12/12

      @Terry2: If Turnbull won the fight, I can guarantee you that a good 80% of the Liberal voters will not vote Liberal. Turncoat might be better off with Labor considering how many of you Labor lovers keep speculating on his return. Perhaps you could get him to replace that incompetent fool Gillard?
      Personally I think you guys in Labor HQ should be looking at putting Swannie in the top job, he is of course the worlds best treasurer and will appeal to many more Liberal leaning business people.
      You call for Malcolm, I call for Swannie, he is tops!

    • Gregg says:

      09:46am | 28/12/12

      I actually thought he was talking more about the current government and the negativity they have shown in continually being fixated on what Tony Abbott, other opposition members, even the greens and some of their own and then the media and public are all thinking of them when they have it in their own hands to improve how they are thought of by just governing better.

      Like it is not as if the LNP have the numbers to roll any legislation they want to proceed with seeing as they have two independents glued to them no matter what, Wilkes and the Green in the lower house unlikely to oppose too much and then even if they did, they still could probably have Thompson and Slipper not willing to vote with the opposition so all they need to do is just get on and govern without resorting to stuff like outsourcing to non parliamentary committees, that and the delay it causes being about as negative as you can get.

    • stephen says:

      09:54am | 28/12/12

      I saw that same interview on telly, and he could just be heard over 10,000 watts of amplification, skin-tight levis, long unwashed hair, see-through beards, ‘hey man, (stares at ground, shuffles a stone) I got me sojourned to heaven on these bullie slopes, man, and nothin gonna stop me brushin my teeth’ (rolls his yellow eyes) ... these are the waxed lyrics singing in the backdrop - all this in the name of Folk.

      What about we all pray for the heavens to open and it pisses down for a week in Woodford - some may at least get a bath.

    • Steve says:

      09:57am | 28/12/12

      What talent?

      Seriously what?

      What has he done in public life? What has he achieved? How has he changed anything at all?

      Talent? Under his tenure the Liberal Party was trailing Rudd, Kevin Rudd of all people, by a massive margin. He wouldn’t have won a popularity contest against a rabid dog. He was taken in by a liar, he overreached on a political witch-hunt and couldn’t even prosecute the case properly.

      In his own portfolio he has possibly the greatest waste of public monies in Australia’s history staring him in the face with a minister that is sinister, controlling and anti-liberty gifting him attack lines - red underpants anyone? - yet he cannot lay a blow. He is ineffectual.

      The ONLY thing Turnbull has going for him, and this is from a conservative, is that he has mildly conservative economic ideas and is much more economically conservative than Abbott - scratch that he is economically conservative where as Abbott is not.

      Abbott is twice the politician than Turnbull, has more ideas and is more deserving of leadership than Turnbull. At the least Abbott is inspiring whereas Turnbull is a walking cliche of carefully scripted progressive niceties calculated to appease a tiny subset of inner city and msm “intellectuals”. 

      Platitudes and agreeing with twitter might make you feel good. They send a chill up my spine though.

    • Tim says:

      10:31am | 28/12/12

      so what you’re saying is Turnbull fits the Liberal party ideals and politics better than Abbott but Abbott is a better politician?
      ie. Abbott is a better bullshiter?

      Yep, I’d agree with that.

    • iansand says:

      10:45am | 28/12/12

      If Turnbull does challenge successfully will the Liberal boosters here re-align and support him?

    • pa_kelvin says:

      11:41am | 28/12/12

      iansand… I wont.. Then again I dont think Abbott is right for the job either..

    • Gregg says:

      11:57am | 28/12/12

      ” If Turnbull does challenge successfully will the Liberal boosters here re-align and support him? “
      I thought you more than anyone else would be behind policies rather than personalities and perhaps you could ask Labor roosters and chooks just how they feel about all the policy failures, the dumping of a first term PM by his own party, the faceless ones, the Slipper one, the Thompson fella and of course your beloved Julia who has pulled all sorts of personality switches and twitches it’s no wonder the thought of witches comes to mind and I’m talking of matters like renegging on a written and very public agreement she had with an independent to have his support and that renegging she allowed herself by recruiting the most unpallatable speaker we have ever likely had in federal parliament, someone she was actually warned off so is she still too young and naive?

    • Shane From Melbourne says:

      12:26pm | 28/12/12

      I think Terry2 just successfully trolled the Abbott fanboys / fangirls and psychopaths….....

    • iansand says:

      01:31pm | 28/12/12

      Gregg - You have just done what we generally call a non sequitur.

    • tez says:

      02:59pm | 28/12/12

      If not Abbott or Turnbull ????? Arthur is the only one that can string a sensible sentence together and he is in the senate.

    • Aghast says:

      04:07pm | 28/12/12

      “Abbott is twice the politician than Turnbull”...Give me a break….
      Steve I cringe at the prospect of Abbott addressing the US Congress, the UN Assembly .the G20 or any International forum.
      I challenge you Steve….google Abbott/ shit happens and sit through that debacle…brain freeze…gobsmacked or whatever you want to call that display. Any self respecting professional politiican would resign.Tony was rendered speechless by fear of failure.He self inflicted that failure on himself in spades.
      The Libs are treating the electorate with contempt promoting Tony for the position of PM.
      Labor has to go…surely we can do better than Abbott.
      If the shit happens incident does not convince you surely his running for the chamber exit when Christopher Pyne had already accounted for Thomsons mischief making single vote should convince you Abbott is a fool who lacks the public speaking skills required of PM.

    • Josh says:

      09:21am | 28/12/12

      More demonization of law abiding gun owners? Really? What business is it of yours that in another Country people enjoy the past time of shooting.

      The faux moral outrage, is cute. I didn’t see any of it when Obama killed 171 children with a wayward drone strike, and I haven’t seen any of it on here when Obama walked thousands of ‘assault’ rifles over into Mexico for use by the drug cartels. Resulting in the deaths of at least 500 Mexicans, and two US citizens.

      It amazes me that supposedly smart people put that aside and become emotional children when it comes to the topic of firearms. Grow up.

    • Tim says:

      10:36am | 28/12/12

      So because Obama has made mistakes with killing innocent people through misguided US actions, gun control shouldn’t be attempted????

      How are they related in any way?

      Your post actually outlines why the US needs more gun control.
      30 000 gun related deaths per year and 11 000 or so murders by firearm.
      And you’ve got no problem with that at all?

    • Josh says:

      11:16am | 28/12/12


      It shows Obama as being a massive hypocrite.

      Gun control in the USA is a pointless exercise, the saturation point for firearms has already been reached, a ban will do nothing other than cause more deaths.

      The focus needs to be on better background checks, and mental healthcare, and how to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals, not law abiding citizens.

      The outrage shown by the punch because people enjoy shooting is disgusting.

    • Josh says:

      11:27am | 28/12/12


      it also illustrates the faux moral outrage that the Journalists around the world manufacture, not a tear for 171 Pakistani children, but 20 American children, well that’s some impressive fodder for some grief porn / lazy journalism.

    • Tim says:

      12:05pm | 28/12/12

      I would agree with you about the moral outrage over the mass killings.

      The focus should really be on the thousands of other people who are killed by guns every day, every week, every year.

      I actually support people’s right to have guns, but I think the type of gun should be limited and there should be extremely tight restrictions on getting access to guns.

      There is absolutely no reason that any private citizen needs to own an assault rifle like that shown above. And you most definitely don’t need to keep them at your house.

      Enjoying shooting is one thing, but having an arsenal at your house is another. Banning guns in the US won’t achieve anything, but they can begin the process of limiting the amount and type of guns in the community.

    • Bear says:

      02:10pm | 28/12/12

      Obama did those hey? Replitards are and always will be the killingest party.

    • MK says:

      03:01pm | 28/12/12

      Obama perfonally carried these thousands of assault rilfes over the border to mexico and handed them to the drug cartels himself did he?
      So he came up with the idea or personally authorised/approved it?
      The stinking program was started under the Bush Administration?
      Obama failed to start a new illegal war that would have killed many tens of thousands or more children than drones have done….
      his Bad

      “It amazes me that supposedly smart people put that aside and become emotional children when it comes to the topic of firearms. Grow up”
      This perfectly summaries my feelings of gun owners overly zealously defending their interpretation of the second ammendment

    • jaki says:

      09:28am | 28/12/12

      I got a brand spanking’ new Ryobi drill with various attachments amongst other more girly stuff but best of all, as a gift to myself, a little old dog that I saved from death row. What a top little man is Digsby !

    • Gregg says:

      12:04pm | 28/12/12

      Good on you jaki and Digsby might just be old enough is he to be past garden hole digging days.
      Yep, some great dogs about always looking for a good home and our ex RSPCA Mister Fonz is now into his sixteenth year, a pal from the Animal Welfare League he had,  Ginger not quite getting to fifteen last year but having a good thirteen years with him and a replacement pal by name of Lucy now around to keep him company though he sleeps most of time.

    • pa_kelvin says:

      01:46pm | 28/12/12

      And you can use yor Ryobi drill and attachments to help build a kennel for Digsby…. smile

    • jaki says:

      04:29pm | 28/12/12

      @ pa_kelvin
      Nah, he’s already decided he wants to sleep next to my pillow. The Ryobi’s for making fun runs and towers for my cats, and occasionally fixing things smile The Ozito wasn’t up to the job.

    • Gratuitous Adviser says:

      09:33am | 28/12/12

      It is a slow NEWS period but there is one issue that chumps my chops is the considerable number of Australians that get into trouble overseas, apparently due to their own making, and then ask the Australian Government (the taxpayer) to get them out of it.  One example is the Warren Rodwell’s kidnapping in the Philippines.  He is described as an “adventurer”, I suspect yobbo, who lives in the seaside town of Ipil with his Filipino family.  Ipil is an area that the Australian Government has publically deemed unsafe for Australians to travel to, as well as being personally warned by the local police of the possible kidnapping of westerners in the area.  On what I have read, the man is a fool who should get nothing more from the Australian taxpayer than consular assistance.

    • Rossco says:

      09:41am | 28/12/12

      yes, does sound very leader like. the little commion folk i talk to each day have a liking for Malcolm, so, a change may be as good as a holiday. But, i bet we start to hear the same murmerings about honest debate and working more with the public, from the government. its all grist to the mill fro these guys, next opportunity will be for the Greens to try and appear normal, i love election year.

    • Philosopher says:

      09:54am | 28/12/12

      Tossing up whether to get ‘The Walking Dead’ season 1 on DVD, although I have not seen so much as a moaning corpose of it yet… so I thought I’d canvas a few opinions before I committed my Amazon bucks. So is it any good? Or over-rated? My Movie Quality Meter is pretty well calibrated.

    • Tim says:

      10:24am | 28/12/12

      I liked the first season but it does begin to drag on a bit in the second.

      I mean how many times can you watch someone chop a zombie’s head off with a shovel?

      Or you would think the survivors would have learned to not let the zombies come up from behind and bite them after the first couple of days? It’s not like they move fast.

    • adam says:

      10:41am | 28/12/12

      Season one is a slow burn if you intend watching season two also. As a stand alone I enjoyed it but wasn’t blown away.

      I am about to get the third season myself

    • Chris L says:

      11:06am | 28/12/12

      I’ve watched the first two seasons three times each and still enjoy it. Third season has been pretty good too. I can’t believe the cliff hanger they left us with!

    • Elphaba says:

      11:28am | 28/12/12

      I love it, but I’m a nut for anything zombie-related.  Season 3 is a vast improvement on Season 2… be prepared for that to lag a bit in the middle…

    • Tubesteak says:

      12:39pm | 28/12/12

      TWD is a drama about the human condition after the apocalypse similar to a recent Cracked article. It is not a zombie horror action show. Depends on what you’re looking for then.

      Mitchell Johnson carving them up with the bat and the ball. He should be left in the team - sorry, off-topic but comments disappear too regularly on The Punch to bother attempting separate comments

    • Mattb says:

      02:07pm | 28/12/12

      get all ‘walking dead’ seasons, all ‘game of thrones’ seasons and all ‘breaking bad’ seasons. each one of these tv series is awesome in its own way..

    • Troy Flynn says:

      02:33pm | 28/12/12

      Love the series, all three seasons and counting. Downloaded the opening theme as a ringtone last night too. Yes there are some slow moments but it’s often due to character exposition. If you can live with that, you’ll probably enjoy the series as much as I have. I can’t wait till 10th Feb for season 3 to continue.

    • craig2 says:

      04:15pm | 28/12/12

      Walking Dead is AWESOME! Go and get it, you’ll be able to follow the thread for season two and three

    • Steve says:

      10:01am | 28/12/12

      What a wonderful picture.

      What is wrong with it? Good on her for not being bullied by the vocal minority of progressive group-think that have the whole “gun thing” backward. Expressing your joy at receiving a present should not be mocked because of others ideological beliefs especially when they are in receipt of a legal appliance.

      For shame on you to suggest you are better than that women and actually have more knowledge, moral perspective or are in any way better than her.

    • Josh says:

      10:45am | 28/12/12

      Hear Hear, well said. The group think exhibited by the Australian Media is scary.

    • Mr. Jordon says:

      11:28am | 28/12/12

      And what she plan to do with a military assault rifle?

      Will she be carrying it with her as she shops in her local K-Mart for protection?

      15% of guns used in crime in the US are stolen from people like her. Lets hope she keeps it in a safe place. But of corse the problem with that is that she then can’t use it to defend herself.

    • wakeuppls says:

      12:46pm | 28/12/12

      Mr. Jordon

      Can you shut up with your useless repetitive statistics? The fact is, this woman will probably shoot some targets at the range with it, and keep it in a safe for the rest of it’s life. Maybe, if we’re lucky, she will shoot a home invader in the face with it.

      Why don’t you quote the number of firearms that are used to prevent crime in the US? Why don’t you follow your gun crime stats with how many gun deaths are a result of self defence? You don’t because your ideology doesn’t wash with those numbers. Your liberal arguments are paper thin.

    • marley says:

      01:42pm | 28/12/12

      Well, let’s see now.  In 2011 there were14612 murders in the US.  The FBI has detailed data on 12,664 of those murders.  Of those 12,664 murders, 8583 involved firearms.  So, 8583 persons were murdered by guns in the US. 

      This figure does not include persons killed in what is termed “justifiable homicide.”  Justifiable homicides numbered 390 persons killed by police, and 201 persons killed by civilians in self defence.

      So, we have 8583 murders vs 201 self defence shootings.  I’d say it’s not “liberal arguments” that are paper thin.

    • tez says:

      03:11pm | 28/12/12

      Hope she keeps it well locked away just incase there is a deeply troubled child living in the house.

    • iansand says:

      10:47am | 28/12/12

      It is difficult to believe the figures produced by China.

    • vox says:

      12:44pm | 28/12/12

      Iansand, I think you are being unfair. The figures produced by China, (No, not the earthenware army!), are extremely accurate in comparison to those produced by PJ.

    • TChong says:

      10:42am | 28/12/12

      SL 3/3 !
      Back to the Ponting era of 3- 4 day Tests.
      No doubt about Clarkey, history will record him as one of the best.

    • Tim says:

      11:27am | 28/12/12

      we were only lamenting a few weeks ago that our pop gun attack couldn’t bowl out the Saffers over a few days.

      No need to get excited over Sri Lanka’s woeful performance.

    • TChong says:

      12:08pm | 28/12/12

      Tim, I agree, its only SL, but after the SA tests, any win is something to celebrate.

    • Gregg says:

      01:23pm | 28/12/12

      We kind of bashed up the Sri Lankans it could be said for one retires hurt in second innings and another two were not up for fronting up so all over red rover.
      As Chapelli says, we just mowed them down, the kind of performance Chapelli would just love.

      Another two days to be out working more now!

    • Spanner says:

      10:45am | 28/12/12

      US gun control…sorry to inform you all that the gate is open and the horse has bolted. Most of the guns in the US are untraceable because of years of unrestricted and unrecorded sales.  Obama has signalled his punches by telling everybody that he intends to restrict the sales of high capacity ammo magazines by the end of January. Since that news got out, guess what, the gun shops have run out (of magazines) and the manufactures are working overtime to keep up with the backlog. With naive leadership like this it’s no wonder there is such a mess over there. It is all too simplistic to say ban them, too late friends.

    • Jamie says:

      11:20am | 28/12/12

      Maybe that lady is one of the eleven armed guards that protect
      the school that the Obama kids attend . Pity ALL schools aren’t allowed the same protection.

    • wakeuppls says:

      01:04pm | 28/12/12

      I’d have respect and look past the idiotic arguments of leftists if they’d only stop being such huge hypocrites. Unfortunately, they don’t, so I respect them less than the filth on the bottom of my boot.

    • Chris L says:

      02:41pm | 28/12/12

      Presidents and their families receive a lot more death threats than the average school student. There’s a lot of hatred out there for no better reason than political alignment, as demonstrated by wakeuppls.

    • Elphaba says:

      11:38am | 28/12/12

      Back at work! (poo).

      I got 2 Christmas messages from guys I had rejected in the dating game.  Guys I’d decided I wasn’t compatible with after one date.  “Merry Christmas/Hope you had a good time etc” messages. 

      Is this what dating is now?  Have they all been watching too many movies?  Is the logic “If I kill her with kindness she’ll give me another go?  Never mind that she’s not compatible/doesn’t find me attractive/not enough in common/I lied about myself in my profile and she caught me” etc…

      Baffled.  I am baffled…

    • Philosopher says:

      11:56am | 28/12/12

      I’m glad you’re baffled and not disturbed. Lot of weirdos’ out there Elphaba. If they start posting fingernail clippings, call the boys in blue. Hope you had a nice, albeit short, break.

    • Tim says:

      12:11pm | 28/12/12

      It’s the blanket approach to dating.

      They probably sent the exact same message to everyone they had a date with during the last year or two.

      You only need a small strike rate of reciprocation to make it a worthwhile tactic. For every ten girls who think like you do, they only need one to respond positively. Apparently it’s all in the numbers.

    • Chris L says:

      12:20pm | 28/12/12

      Hope springs eternal Elphaba. Besides, sometimes wearing a woman down actually does work.

    • Truth in advertising says:

      12:20pm | 28/12/12

      Don’t you worry your silly little head.
      There is a feeder out there somewhere looking for his muse.

    • Elphaba says:

      01:01pm | 28/12/12

      @Philosopher, I file all rejects under ‘Do Not Answer’.  Then my phone says ‘Do Not Answer’ and well, you get the idea.

      @Tim, that is weird.  Glad I’m not bothering to respond then. smile  I think it makes them a little spineless.  “Look how nice I am!” is what they’re thinking.  “Look how creepy you are” is what I’m thinking…

      @TChong, apparently.  Good on them for being hopeful, I guess.

    • Chris L says:

      01:58pm | 28/12/12

      Did TChong submit a vanishing post or was there a case of mistaken identity?

    • Al says:

      02:13pm | 28/12/12

      Elphaba, I suspect it was more something along the lines of ‘send to all numbers in phonebook’ and they just forgot to delete your number.
      But them I am somewhat of an huge skeptic and general believer that everyone is just out for themselves untill proven otherwise (including family, but many have actualy proven otherwise thankfully) so I could be very wrong.

    • TChong says:

      03:10pm | 28/12/12

      Chris L
      Vanishing posts. ?
      The Lord and me work in mysterios ways.

    • stephen says:

      04:02pm | 28/12/12

      Aren’t you a bloke ?

    • Elphaba says:

      04:15pm | 28/12/12

      Oooh, TChong, you’ve got magic vanishing abilities!

      @stephen, you’ve asked that multiple times.  Troll harder, moron.

    • Scary religious stuff says:

      11:46am | 28/12/12

      A Catholic priest has sparked outrage in Italy by claiming women bring domestic violence on themselves by dressing provocatively and neglecting housework, Italian media report.
      “How often do we see girls and mature women going around scantily dressed and in provocative clothes?” Piero Corsi said in a Christmas message posted on the door of his church in the small town of San Terenzio in northwest Italy.
      “They provoke the worst instincts, which end in violence or sexual abuse. They should search their consciences and ask: did we bring this on ourselves?” it read.
      If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred.”
      —Taj El-Din Hilaly
      He also said, “the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement

    • TChong says:

      12:20pm | 28/12/12

      Military Tactician minded Punchers
      The terrible plight of the OZ hostage , at the mercy of the mindinoa rebels.
      You’d think that if the Phillipine armed forces or Special Forces cant do the job , then the Philipine Govt, ( who is an allie, after all) , might invite the Oz SAS to to accomplish the task - two allies helping each other.
      Isnt that the purpose of OZ / Philipine Officer exchange programs etc?
      I understand our Forces would need the invite, but why havent the Philipines done so, as they ( the Philipines ) forces seem incapable of the rescue ?
      The logistics should be far more easier than when Oz forces went to   East Timor, as (you’d hope) the OZ forces would have the support of the Philipine forces.

    • Shane From Melbourne says:

      12:28pm | 28/12/12

      Chained CPI- we want it introduced in Australia immediately…..

    • pa_kelvin says:

      01:14pm | 28/12/12

      Aussies just won the test… What am I meant to watch now???

    • Yon Toad says:

      01:56pm | 28/12/12

      It’s not whether the bint with the assault rifle is a right/left wing, God-bothering fascist Nazi nutjob; and there are more than enough of those who post on the Punch. It it way too late to turn back the tide in the US as Johnnie Howard did over here. The school that my kids went to in South Carolina was surrounded by a chain-link fence and had a sheriff’‘s deputy on the staff. The deputy wore civies, worked at a desk in the reception area, and carried his weapon at all times.  This approach might be the only way to stop the crazies from murdering school children.


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