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    Yep (I do it all the time lol).
    We dont really need the laptops though... we were fine without them, they dont help at all, in most cases make things worse cos kids dont listen in class. I admit that im falling behind in most subjects because of them.

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    lol at least your honest about it, my mother says it has helped the lower classes a bit,generally those kids don't bring books/pens into class so even just typing down some stuff between games has helped.

    It sort of seems silly too, computers go out of date so quickly too...

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    It was a bad move. Dont we owe other countries a few billion dollars, why cant we pay them back instead of wasting money on laptops?

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    I think in someways it had its positives, like allowing children to have a laptop that wouldn't have the chance to have a pc/laptop at home.

    But of course kids will be kids and slack off if they get the chance

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    Good point, that one. But really, the amount of kids who actually use their laptops for work is very small. I really think that we shouldnt've received them.

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    Abbott reminds me of Tony Latham. Nut jobs the both of them.

    And I really didn't like how Abbott as health minister kept insisting on inflicting his Roman Catholic values about abortion, and h o m o sexuality on the rest of us, which was not in our best interests healthwise.

    Making (early) abortion difficult just sends some women to backyard abortionists and you increase the death rate for mothers and babies.

    If you want to encourage women to have their babies, you need to make it really easy to do so - ie it shouldn't mess their lives completely so that means childcare on site where mothers study and work for starters. But is Abbott pushing for this - no. And he's not real keen on birth control either. The pill nearly got taken off PBS while he was in power. And that's for women with hormone imbalances not just for birth control. Grr.

    Malcolm Turnbill - I quite liked until he fell for that Godwin Gretch fiasco. Never mind that Swan had cheated the system - all the reporters cared about was the "fake" email.

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    I think a lot of our politicians are bluring the line between religion and politics!
    I am sick of seeing Rudd and his wife outside a church getting interviewed! So what if he goes to church regularly, a lot of bad people go to church regularly!
    We don't seem to have any really strong politicians in any of the parties.
    They are all so wishy washy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Abbott reminds me of Tony Latham. Nut jobs the both of them.

    And I really didn't like how Abbott as health minister kept insisting on inflicting his Roman Catholic values about abortion, and h o m o sexuality on the rest of us, which was not in our best interests healthwise.

    Making (early) abortion difficult just sends some women to backyard abortionists and you increase the death rate for mothers and babies.

    If you want to encourage women to have their babies, you need to make it really easy to do so - ie it shouldn't mess their lives completely so that means childcare on site where mothers study and work for starters. But is Abbott pushing for this - no. And he's not real keen on birth control either. The pill nearly got taken off PBS while he was in power. And that's for women with hormone imbalances not just for birth control. Grr.

    Malcolm Turnbill - I quite liked until he fell for that Godwin Gretch fiasco. Never mind that Swan had cheated the system - all the reporters cared about was the "fake" email.
    I read an article about this recently, basically how Abbott was trying to ban abortion. It disgusted me to no end... it's OUR choice, not HIS... is he the one carrying a kid? It seems to me that he only thinks abortion is the cause of unwanted kid, NOT for health reasons... some women may be incapable of carrying kids without heavy damage etc.
    I reckon he should just butt out of this abortion thing... we get it, he's catholic, but some of us arent, and it's our choice anyway... who is he to say whether or not we are allowed to abort.
    Im sorry if this argument is retarded, Im just really annoyed right now/

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    really annoyed now...

    Pretty much sums up discussions about politics. It's so frustrating.

    I'd be happy if all women capable could carry their babies to term and find/make good homes for them. But I'd also be happy if every baby was a planned baby not an accident. Not that accidents can't be welcome additions to a family but birth control should freely available too. The Pope and RCs who follow, ban birth control (except for abstention and see how well that works - not - even Abbott couldn't manage that), and ban abortion and who suffers - the women and children.

    Where are the cheap housing and child care for all these unwanted pregnancies and babies? No?

    Abbott is an archtypal hypocrite - he tries to ban abortion and birth control because of his "christian values" and then he cuts back on all the services women need when they have their babies. And just to really rub it in, he says we should do anything to stop boat people (refugees) coming here. Anything? Does that include torpedos? And what ever happened to christian charity and taking care of the less fortunate? What would Jesus do? I think he wouldn't vote for Abbott for starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    really annoyed now...

    Pretty much sums up discussions about politics. It's so frustrating.

    I'd be happy if all women capable could carry their babies to term and find/make good homes for them. But I'd also be happy if every baby was a planned baby not an accident. Not that accidents can't be welcome additions to a family but birth control should freely available too. The Pope and RCs who follow, ban birth control (except for abstention and see how well that works - not - even Abbott couldn't manage that), and ban abortion and who suffers - the women and children.

    Where are the cheap housing and child care for all these unwanted pregnancies and babies? No?

    Abbott is an archtypal hypocrite - he tries to ban abortion and birth control because of his "christian values" and then he cuts back on all the services women need when they have their babies. And just to really rub it in, he says we should do anything to stop boat people (refugees) coming here. Anything? Does that include torpedos? And what ever happened to christian charity and taking care of the less fortunate? What would Jesus do? I think he wouldn't vote for Abbott for starters.

    Well said.

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