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  1. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Exactly. You and I disagree on some stuff. But I don't think I've ever been impolite to you. Being aware of what other people think is so important. I don't have an IJ or a More in my real life, having them here makes me wiser.
  2. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Crikey... I'm a negative tosser? I think I'm mostly quite chirpy...
  3. monkie

    Alan Jones

    So that's me, IJ and More... I'm struggling to understand how somebody who is so middle of the road is offensive to somebody who chooses to post on an internet forum. Interesting lesson.
  4. monkie

    Alan Jones

    I reckon it must be me!
  5. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Oh he is. But having left Facebook I seem to have to get involved in stuff here. But here is actually good. In the main it's a respectful disagreement and I learn a lot. I have changed my mind (a bit) throughout this topic. This is healthy. I'm smart but I ain't an oracle.
  6. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Argh, That moment that I agree with IJ 😉 Doesn't mean I can't try and get both of them off any kind of airwaves. That's how the world works.
  7. monkie

    Alan Jones

    And finally, yes I f*cking despise homophobes and racists. Having been on the receiving end of both... not a fan.
  8. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Tax != free. I get very annoyed when anybody claims the NHS (or Medicare) is free. It is free at the point of delivery. Very different to free. I think calling it free undervalues it.
  9. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Obviously (and predictably) I disagree with you. I believe in small government without allowing the poorest of the least fortunate to fall through the gaps. That makes me a socialist. I believe that the government should not legislate on matters that affect private lives (e.g. the government should not define what marriage is). That would make me a small c conservative. I believe employers should be allowed to make at will decisions about who they employ (hence Folau being fires and hopefully Jones too)... that makes me rather right wing. Controversially I don't believe in the right to strike. Left and right is a bit daft.
  10. monkie

    Alan Jones

    P.S. I don't like high taxes!
  11. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Nah, he's a big C Conservative. And again, who are "the left"?
  12. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Also, what does Alan Jones' bile have to do with taxes?
  13. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Oooo... now there's a question 😛
  14. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Couldn't agree more. It's such a silly way to categorise people. I have used it in this topic but only to highlight or try and ask people to define it.
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    Alan Jones

    I think I made that exact point? So maybe don't group "the left" so widely...
  16. monkie

    Alan Jones

    C'mon Parky. I have a lot of time for your views but we have to stick to facts. That one white Aussie male going around shooting muslims in NZ didn't get his ideas from a vacuum. Don't stoop!
  17. monkie

    Alan Jones

    It's already hitting them where it hurts: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/here-s-a-running-list-of-all-the-companies-pulling-advertising-from-alan-jones We shall see. I fear you are correct but that doesn't mean I won't try!
  18. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Of course he can. But hopefully not on a radio station which is commercially supported by companies I use. As has been pointed out, he's not in prison and he's come to no physical harm. Freedom of speech does not equal freedom of consequence.
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    Alan Jones

    That's interesting. I have sympathy for the view that violent men will be violent and women will sometimes naturally be the victims but I still think there are specific drivers of male violence against women rather than male on male violence. I almost wrote something similar to your last paragraph in my post! And @more thank you for sharing that. Do you have the source? I would like to read more. I think it's common sense that isolation and loss of contact with children would be a trigger for suicide but its far more complex than trying to say that the massive differences in death from suicide (and as somebody who has struggled for years with suicidal thoughts, I get it) is due to nasty women.
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    Alan Jones

    Again we're blaming women for male suicide? That's a massive stretch. Did you know that women attempt suicide three times as often as men? I'm not really sure why we're talking about how nasty people can be... of course they can. Nobody is trying to say that all women (or all men) are lovely. How is that relevant to condemning somebody for encouraging violence?
  21. Flying up to Cairns on the way to Port Douglas. Holiday! Celebrate!
  22. monkie

    Alan Jones

    I hope (and assume) that the accusation is ironic... I'm afraid I respectfully disagree that the causes of male violence against women are mostly the same as causes of violence against males. There is significant crossover, yes, but there are certain factors that affect one more than others. To say that they are the same completely ignores the gender and power imbalance that does exist between men and women (although it is getting better) and it also ignores the sexual element that is present in many instances of male violence against women. Yes there are certain drivers of both (poverty, alcohol and drug abuse amongst others) but to lump them together ignores some very important nuance.
  23. monkie

    Alan Jones

    To be fair he did say the Chaff Bag comment about Barak Obama and others too. Not excusing it and I still think he's a horrible misogynistic creep but facts matter 🙂
  24. monkie

    Alan Jones

    Clementine Ford can get in the bin as far as I'm concerned. But to answer the bigger question I think you need to look at the paradigm in which these things are being said. Like I have said, most violence committed against women is by men (in fact, most violence is committed by men). Most sexual assault and rape is male on female (not exclusively, but most). In that world where "equality of violence" (a horrible expression) does not exist then "equality of outrage" will not follow.
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