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  • Re: [Australian & NZ Politics] Where Satire Goes to Die.

    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-defends-tony-abbotts-no-cuts-to-abc-election-comment-20141119-11q2vb.html
    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended Tony Abbott's election eve comment that there would be no cuts to the ABC, saying he did not believe the Prime Minister intended to give the impression the national broadcaster would be exempt from any future belt tightening.

    In an interview on ABC's 7.30 on Wednesday, Mr Turnbull said he and Treasurer Joe Hockey had made it clear during the election campaign that cuts to address the budget deficit had to made across the board and that "the ABC and SBS couldn't be exempt and that we would be seeking to address waste and inefficiencies".

    He said some had been calling for the ABC's digital presence to be reduced and that Mr Abbott was reassuring voters this was not the Coalition's intention.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-20/cormann-denies-breaking-election-commitment-on-abc-budget-cuts/5904884
    "These are not cuts. The ABC has been exempted from efficiency dividends for the last 20 years, efficiency dividends which apply to every other department in Government, every other agency of Government that is funded by the taxpayer," he told AM.

    "The Prime Minister absolutely told the truth. We are not making cuts, we're making sure that what happens to the ABC happens with every other taxpayer-funded organisation across Government, and that's that it operates as efficiently as possible, and that is our responsibility.
    War is peace, freedom is slavery.
    chrishallett83
  • Re: [Australian & NZ Politics] Where Satire Goes to Die.

    plufim wrote: »
    Turnbull will never again be embraced by the middle left.

    The idea of Bishop launching a Murdoch-backed coup against Abbott absolutely terrifies me. While yes, it would be poetic justice to see Abbott overthrown as PM by a woman ala Rudd and Gillard, the only reason for her popularity is that she hasn't been in the media enough to show her incompetence nor policy intentions.

    People seem to have forgotten how she bungled her ministerial debut in Indonesia so terribly that Abbott had to fly over in person to smooth things over, and MH17 was largely out of her hands. I've little doubt that the hard-right policies pursued by the Abbott-led government aren't new to the Liberal Party, but rather a matter of them finally having the gumption to push their crazy ideals onto Australia, polling be damned. If Bishop were to become PM, I'd be incredibly surprised if she changed course in any significant way, yet the poll bounce would probably be enough to drag the Liberals to an election win.

    If things continue as they are and Abbott remains PM, I expect another minority Labor-Green government facing a hostile senate made up of crazies and nutters. With Bishop, a slim Liberal majority pushed over the line by an adoring press.
    Apothe0sisTakelchrishallett83
  • Re: [Valkyria Chronicles] You Got Your RPG in my World War 2! Now on PC

    Stolls wrote: »
    I kept waiting for a battle to break out during that sequence, forcing everyone to fight in beachwear.

    For god's sake, they brought the tank with them. Don't you tease me like that game, I will go to the ends of the earth for costumes.

    Varrot not joining in was a true crime. :(
    ElvenshaeStollsIolo
  • Re: [Valkyria Chronicles] You Got Your RPG in my World War 2! Now on PC

    Mirkel wrote: »
    Suriko wrote: »
    Oh, another tip that I just got reminded of:

    Once you see the Batomys, tighten your anus.

    Actual tips for that prick of a fight:
    Spoiler:

    Ugh, I saved and loaded and loaded and loaded and saved and loaded and ... well, you get the point. Also only used lancers in the second stage which made the fight a bit harder than necessary, didn't realize grenades would've worked. A bullshit fight, anyways - I hope there's not too many like that or I'll just quit somewhere along the way. That just wasn't fun.

    It's a weird difficulty spike, and a badly designed mission to begin with that relies on untold information. Once you know grenades work, you can just have scouts hover near the stairs and keep a couple of lancers out of harm's way in the south for once the radiators are out.
    Suriko on
    GethMirkelAxenStolls
  • Re: [Valkyria Chronicles] You Got Your RPG in my World War 2! Now on PC

    Man, I'm trying to remember if I allowed myself to finish a map with any of my units killed. I remember the medics evacuating people, but I feel like more likely I would just restart if anyone got killed.

    Iolochiasaur11