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» 29/10/2014 2:30:07 PM The veneer of society is very thin. Educate all you want, which is easy in times of plenty.....
» 27/10/2014 8:54:36 PM *Moreover violence is not a choice, it's an impulse conceived and executed by a crude or t.....
» 27/10/2014 1:14:48 PM Lillian, the struggle for resources will always exist, as Darwin noted, far more are creat.....
» 26/10/2014 5:01:49 PM *Note the resource grabs going on by mining and landgrabbing western countries and ponder .....
» 13/10/2014 4:21:53 PM Poirot, I agree with you. If they are giving people Tylonelol to deal with it, we are in d.....
» 13/10/2014 2:24:59 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/world/africa/officials-admit-a-defeat-by-ebola-in-sierra.....
» 11/10/2014 12:29:26 PM Great article, well written. If we had more of that kind of clarity of thought within the .....
» 5/01/2014 1:16:26 PM So Arjay, was she wearing her seat belt?.....
» 1/11/2013 2:15:46 PM The live trade is critical to farmers in WA and NT. It is a complicated subject, well over.....
» 4/10/2013 1:03:15 PM The reality is that whatever people have, they want more. So expectations keep rising, the.....
» 15/09/2013 3:24:18 PM Alexander, I'm in touch with friends who work on ships, work as part of ESCAS supervising .....
» 15/09/2013 12:29:31 PM Alexander, most Australians are city based and live in Eastern Australia. The live trade i.....
» 12/09/2013 10:26:05 PM Ludwig, if there were stuff ups in Bahrain and Pakistan, they could have been avoided with.....
» 12/09/2013 6:54:17 PM Foxy, I think it varies by State, but most stations are leaseholds anyhow. When you sell a.....
» 12/09/2013 2:18:17 PM Ludwig, if anyone wants to process all livestock locally, they are free to do so. Buy them.....
» 11/09/2013 8:32:23 PM Ludwig, I'm for leaders which show good judgement. I have yet to see this apply to Kelvin .....
» 11/09/2013 1:52:41 PM I could think of nothing worse for agriculture. Thomson has campaigned heavily against liv.....
» 9/09/2013 11:48:57 AM *I'm sure Tony would have mentioned the Lindsay candidate's sexuality if the candidate had.....
» 8/09/2013 2:04:46 PM *Gawd....you do realise that the LNP doesn't "think". It takes orders.* Gawd P.....
» 8/09/2013 1:19:08 PM Now now Poirot, one female bitching about how another female looks, should be below you an.....
» 8/09/2013 12:51:56 PM Oops Poirot, the libs won and not the greens :) Personally I'd like to see Chris Back from.....
» 8/09/2013 12:41:12 PM I think that Hawke and Richardson summed it all up beautifully last night, when they menti.....
» 6/09/2013 8:38:26 PM Poirot, our economy has been propped up by the mining investment bubble, which is slowing .....
» 6/09/2013 4:56:57 PM Your problem Poirot, is that Australia is not a large economy and the Australian Dollar is.....
» 6/09/2013 1:59:38 PM Hehe, as if we should take note of what people in France think. France is a great example .....
» 6/09/2013 1:57:13 PM Alan, your previous analysis was wrong, as I pointed out. It hasn't suddenly corrected its.....
» 5/09/2013 6:08:14 PM Poirot, if you ever read the Perth Sunday Times, you will notice that Murdoch gives it his.....
» 5/09/2013 1:52:10 PM Quite simple, Poirot. It did not change the US elections, Obama still won, but it made him.....
» 5/09/2013 6:06:49 AM http://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2013/sp-ag-100413.html The graphs in that speech explain i.....
» 4/09/2013 9:34:00 PM Oh nonsense. The big picture is quite straight forward. Australia rode on the sheep's back.....
» 4/09/2013 5:34:14 PM Alan, when it comes to globally competitive economies, countries like Switzerland and Sing.....
» 4/09/2013 10:34:13 AM Alan, you remain confused. Murdoch has made money from tabloid journalism, which is common.....
» 3/09/2013 12:22:24 PM *The problem is that about half of what they write on economics is true – and the other ha.....
» 2/09/2013 8:19:31 PM Alan, you still don't get it. No matter what Murdoch thinks, people are not silly. Just as.....
» 31/08/2013 6:35:06 PM Interesting but I hardly ever read a Murdoch paper. The best journalists, who actually und.....
» 31/08/2013 10:07:38 AM Bazz, there is overcapacity of container ships, so it would be pointless to run them at to.....
» 30/08/2013 5:58:19 PM Bazz, the cost of sea freight is in fact a tiny part of the final cost of most products. Y.....
» 30/08/2013 11:55:51 AM Well no, its actually increased our standard of living, especially for our poor, who now c.....
» 28/08/2013 2:05:37 PM SD, I think you will find that it is all about fierce competition, where the consumer is k.....
» 27/08/2013 9:28:16 PM * but it would increase our nation’s wealth and with wealth comes comfort* Well no, Sonof.....
» 27/08/2013 11:28:21 AM It is simplistic to just blame China and cheap labour for everything. For just look around.....
» 26/08/2013 9:40:58 AM http://www.rba.gov.au/speeches/2013/sp-ag-100413.html There you go Alan, just for you......
» 26/08/2013 1:25:58 AM Alan, go and tell the Greeks that high debt is the way to solve their problems! Fact is th.....
» 24/08/2013 4:29:19 PM *Australia could increase its debt to six times current levels and still have lower debt t.....
» 23/08/2013 4:42:34 PM Well there is the rub, Alan. When Govts make economic decisions, they have long term impli.....
» 22/08/2013 7:59:24 PM Alan the flaw in the argument is that no other country had created the combination of fact.....
» 22/08/2013 10:58:20 AM Costello saved us from the GFC, as it was his policies, taken earlier, which set things up.....
» 19/08/2013 3:47:54 PM I have to agree with you, Poirot. It is very poor policy. People who earn 150k$, don't nee.....
» 6/08/2013 12:32:08 PM *Cutting rates further will relieve cost pressures for some, but will do nothing to reduce.....
» 25/07/2013 3:06:45 PM *Confected emergency - anyone?* More a question of principles and reality, Poirot. The re.....
» 24/07/2013 1:39:12 PM Poirot, people undertake desperate acts, to lead a better lifestyle. Just look at the Mexi.....
» 19/07/2013 7:33:30 PM *My understanding of family planning is that it is effective when offered* Exactly!.....
» 10/07/2013 4:35:32 PM *Humans are a successful species which will continue to increase in numbers for the forsee.....
» 10/07/2013 12:42:00 PM A great article, which highlights what some of us have been saying for the last 30 years. .....
» 21/06/2013 5:21:05 PM Sheesh, they just don't get it. Farmers don't process livestock, they sell them. For those.....
» 25/05/2013 2:32:16 PM Rehctub, a lot of the coal mines are already losing money. That is why Rio for instance, h.....
» 24/05/2013 2:09:50 PM Australia is simply not competitive any more. To produce a car here, it costs twice what i.....
» 21/04/2013 5:45:27 PM I'm not sure how it is these days, but when I lived in Paris in the 70s, there was hardly .....
» 19/02/2013 10:19:49 PM Sonofgloin, failure of figures remains your fatal flaw it seems. Nobody in any survey on .....
» 19/02/2013 2:08:28 PM I think its quite possible, Rehctub, as its food. That does not mean toilet paper, shampoo.....
» 19/02/2013 9:01:53 AM http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Dont-blame-Coles-for-our-woes-farmers-p.....
» 19/02/2013 8:30:06 AM http://wsm.wsu.edu/researcher/WSMaug11_billions.pdf There you go, Sonofgloin, some intere.....
» 18/02/2013 9:23:18 PM *Just saying Yabby that Australia is a bloody expensive place to live, and “that” exploita.....
» 17/02/2013 8:02:09 PM *What they don't tell you is that they now sell much less premium than they used to* Rehc.....
» 17/02/2013 2:10:42 PM Rehctub, its all about supply chain efficiencies. Coles was a wreck when Wesfarmers took i.....
» 15/02/2013 10:33:13 PM *The playing field is massively tilted in their favour.* Not really, Poirot. The game is .....
» 23/01/2013 5:30:42 AM Kahn is brilliant and I love his website. I wish it had been available, when I was a kid......
» 15/12/2012 7:32:41 AM Pelican, you misunderstood my points. Farmers produce primary products, which includes liv.....
» 13/12/2012 5:34:43 PM *I don't agree with live exports. There is no reason why meat cannot be processed here and.....
» 13/12/2012 1:59:01 PM Pelican, fact is that right now, vegan activists are swamping the social media and are usi.....
» 13/12/2012 9:03:13 AM The thing is Pelican, at the moment the animal liberation movement are riding on the back .....
» 21/11/2012 6:27:09 PM *Many prostitutes do not want to be in the business but see no way out.* Many people do b.....
» 21/11/2012 2:00:55 PM So let me see. If I go to the pub, tell her a heap of lies about how great she looks and p.....
» 21/11/2012 10:57:48 AM Suze, there have been a number of cases, like the Rossiter case, where people of sound min.....
» 20/11/2012 9:55:04 PM Suze, most people even when extremely ill, can still suck through a straw. In Switzerland .....
» 20/11/2012 5:46:20 PM Suze, the way I understand it is that in Switzerland, it is the patient themselves who ad.....
» 19/11/2012 3:50:45 PM A great article, thank you! Sadly we are up against the power and money of the Vatican on .....
» 17/11/2012 9:35:24 AM *They call it science but really it is fantasy.* Funny that Runner, but a scientifically.....
» 16/11/2012 3:21:33 PM *he failed and lost Congress* Not really McCackie. Obama is after all still prez, twice n.....
» 16/11/2012 11:23:49 AM Not really, Jonathon. For the way things were going under George, we were heading for a gl.....
» 15/11/2012 10:18:47 PM *Soul food?* Hehe, Poirot. More likely those flowers lovingly tended on that grave, are e.....
» 15/11/2012 7:27:14 PM *If you commit your life to God by becoming a priest and you can't keep your attention on .....
» 15/11/2012 1:51:00 PM *Having an erection is no excuse from turning one's attention away from God.* Hehe Yuyuts.....
» 15/11/2012 11:04:13 AM *With God besides him, taking all his focus, why should he need another?* It's exactly th.....
» 14/11/2012 2:43:34 PM Hang on Jonathon. Your hero George, drove the US economy into a ditch and nearly caused t.....
» 12/11/2012 8:03:54 PM *If we are to further discuss these questions, all the issues, including the tax avoidance.....
» 12/11/2012 4:38:32 PM Well 579, we have an alternate method. We are farmers, we produce food, we don't come to y.....
» 12/11/2012 2:57:56 PM *we are talking about a serious situation* So are child abuse, spouse abuse, pet abuse an.....
» 12/11/2012 1:55:57 PM In that case 579, we'd better not trust you with having kids, a partner or a dog, in case .....
» 11/11/2012 1:19:21 PM *but say and do nothing about 5-6 year old girls here* Banjo, I don't think that the two .....
» 11/11/2012 10:30:55 AM 579, the Pakistani Govt is accountable and that is why Gillard has asked their PM to launc.....
» 11/11/2012 7:20:56 AM *myself and other supporters of animal rights* Crackup, the problem is that some of you b.....
» 10/11/2012 2:18:54 PM *they had quail the other day and duck a few weeks before that* Tony, that is probably be.....
» 10/11/2012 1:21:54 PM *The english eat mutton. It should be in the butcher shops here.* Its in Coles here, but .....
» 10/11/2012 11:31:41 AM If Australians really want less live exports, then they should take note of what meat proc.....
» 9/11/2012 3:19:18 PM Well yes 579, as is the first time ever that Australian livestock have been hijacked at th.....
» 9/11/2012 11:02:17 AM Well no 579, we don't bring in sheep on boats through quarantine. It is illegal. Sheep gen.....
» 9/11/2012 10:39:30 AM *They could have taken them to Somalia and just given them to the people there.* Well no .....
» 9/11/2012 8:30:59 AM *But FGM, Honor killings, 1.000 a year,is seen as not worth talking about.* Well I think .....
» 8/11/2012 9:34:19 PM http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/countryman/a/-/news/15319620/actions-of-bahrain-.....
» 8/11/2012 4:42:08 PM *critcise those who have stated, substantial, well thought out and researched ideas and su.....
» 8/11/2012 4:35:19 PM *that from this point on, due to racial and demographic factors the future election of ano.....
» 8/11/2012 2:33:28 PM Yes 579, they were breeding animals and breeding animals are shipped around the world, fro.....
» 8/11/2012 2:18:01 PM Well the women's vote went to Obama. The republican white male archaic view on this subjec.....
» 8/11/2012 2:05:39 PM *not anti poirot, she is OK but gee I grow weary.* Actually Belly, I have a soft spot for.....
» 8/11/2012 10:23:41 AM *US politics only affects us financially. Other than that I really don't give a damn.* We.....
» 8/11/2012 8:02:22 AM *So you are saying "....[it] might as well be us." * No Poirot, I am saying tha.....
» 7/11/2012 8:52:13 PM Hehe Keith, for once I tuned in to Fox News, to hear all their lame excuses as to why they.....
» 7/11/2012 7:56:04 PM *If live trade was made illegal what would happen here?* Exactly what happened last time,.....
» 7/11/2012 7:16:19 PM Oops Keith, perhaps its time for you to girl up. Another total failure at predicting the U.....
» 7/11/2012 2:27:13 PM 579, there are is this little pesky problem called customers. They make choices. If they d.....
» 7/11/2012 12:31:25 PM Bazz, the problem with thist last shipment was not about the money. Bahrain had been a goo.....
» 7/11/2012 11:36:05 AM *It is best just not to do business with them.* Except Bazz, it is totally unrealistic. F.....
» 7/11/2012 8:33:00 AM I thought that this topic would be raised and of course its being discussed by city peopl.....
» 6/11/2012 6:48:01 PM Rhys, you remain confused. If it hasn't been born, it's not a child. It becomes a child at.....
» 5/11/2012 7:37:37 PM *We should be celebrating the conception and birth of every baby, regardless of how inconv.....
» 5/11/2012 3:17:38 PM So far just the odd one Graham, but nothing near as bad as it once was......
» 5/11/2012 9:53:05 AM Poirot, he probably wanted you to stand at the pissoir and beat him at a peeing competitio.....
» 4/11/2012 9:35:01 PM *essentially, all our acts in each and every moment of our lives requires emotion as a com.....
» 3/11/2012 4:22:14 PM *Laughable is your assessment of the Socialist Obama on the US Economy.* Well I'm in grea.....
» 3/11/2012 2:19:15 PM *That is about the only thing I can find not to like about him.* In that case Hasbeen, yo.....
» 2/11/2012 3:07:45 PM The problem here is not so much Romney, but the baggage that he carries with him. That in.....
» 1/11/2012 2:23:52 PM *That apology is still owing* Well no Keith, but given the fact that you seem unable to r.....
» 30/10/2012 3:18:58 PM *It seems that in March 2008, when I acknowledege my prediction was wrong* Well here is t.....
» 30/10/2012 2:36:16 PM I think you will find Everald, that this has already been promoted around the globe, as th.....
» 29/10/2012 11:58:04 PM Well no Keith, for in 2008 the GFC was still very much happening. Things were in a downwar.....
» 29/10/2012 7:24:02 PM Well that is easy then. If the pill and those abortions are so evil, those Catholic hospit.....
» 29/10/2012 6:57:23 PM *You tell me an increase from 24 to 32 (Blue chip Shares)and security is a better bet than.....
» 29/10/2012 9:50:38 AM Keith, pointing out that your predictions are simply wild speculation, as distinct from ot.....
» 28/10/2012 9:13:39 PM *It will resonate with the vast majority of the electorate, will leave Obama a figure of r.....
» 28/10/2012 1:49:38 PM I don't believe that Australia Post needs to be sold. The thing is, when it comes to parc.....
» 27/10/2012 2:02:43 AM *Pretty good that is at giving taxpayer money in chunks of up to half a billion* Half a b.....
» 27/10/2012 1:15:34 AM I'll more likely appreciate the wisdom of Pericles, Keith, rather then your wild guesses, .....
» 26/10/2012 5:42:40 PM Hasbeen, you would have had to click on and read the URL which I linked to, to understand .....
» 26/10/2012 4:08:38 PM Belly, the thing is even some people with firefox have had some problems, as the thread sh.....
» 26/10/2012 3:57:25 PM *These students have a responsibility to go home & raise their own countries standards not.....
» 26/10/2012 2:00:15 PM Hopefully Obama will win once again, he deserves to, after picking up the total mess left .....
» 26/10/2012 9:50:40 AM Let me see. We are stealing doctors from places like Bangaladesh and Nigeria to work in ou.....
» 25/10/2012 1:37:55 PM Another test around the site to give you feedback, Graham. So far working fine. This is wo.....
» 25/10/2012 11:41:30 AM Hi Graham, Well I've been reading various articles this morning, so far no problems, so I.....
» 24/10/2012 9:44:42 PM *Perhaps you should, as the article points out.* Pericles, the article was more about jus.....
» 24/10/2012 9:27:31 PM Well Rehctub, hopefully farmers will then produce less, as the young ones arn't going to w.....
» 24/10/2012 8:08:04 PM Well this time the page has downloaded ok, with only the advert on the top and not on the .....
» 24/10/2012 9:48:08 AM *Of course they should, Yabby.* Well that is what we are fighting for Pericles, as Harrad.....
» 24/10/2012 9:22:13 AM I still think that my problem here is due to the software used by the advertisers and thei.....
» 23/10/2012 9:32:22 PM *The context here is "enforced population stabilization", of the kind that Ludwi.....
» 23/10/2012 2:31:07 PM *"Population stabilization" is the ultimate pipedream of the ultimate authoritar.....
» 23/10/2012 9:52:11 AM Rehctub, you miss the point. Drinking milk prices are largely subsidising manufacturing m.....
» 22/10/2012 2:39:45 PM http://www.ccfmtn.org/leave-legacy.htm I particularly like this Catholic advert, stating .....
» 22/10/2012 1:34:31 PM I watched the SBS documentary and I found it very interesting. There is no good reason not.....
» 22/10/2012 1:17:54 PM Ooh Houllie, I have my porn bookmarks on the desktop, which is more convenient :) But I ha.....
» 22/10/2012 11:05:51 AM Methinks that perhaps GM have already made a longer term decision on this one. Already we .....
» 22/10/2012 11:00:17 AM Okey dokey, I had another, this time closer look. I do actually have IE 9 :) I also checke.....
» 22/10/2012 10:43:33 AM http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Statistics-and-markets/Production-and-sales/Milk/Drinking.....
» 21/10/2012 10:06:57 PM *Perhaps the quotes reflect the cost of living in Australian cities, Yabby?* More like th.....
» 21/10/2012 7:21:16 PM *Now for this who think online provides the same number of jobs, pull the other one I say,.....
» 21/10/2012 6:24:21 PM I use Internet Explorer 8 as my browser and I've been having an issue with loading OLO pag.....
» 21/10/2012 6:08:46 PM *if you know what you're doing.* Well there is the rub, Rawmustard. Most non IT people do.....
» 21/10/2012 3:11:52 PM *Most of those jobs have gone to India.* Not really, Rawmustard. When they ring you from .....
» 21/10/2012 1:43:33 PM *I would also suggest the big two could continue cheap milk sales, but wear the discounts .....
» 21/10/2012 11:46:24 AM Rehctub, let me give you an example of the sort of difference that the net can make. I saw.....
» 21/10/2012 9:47:42 AM http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/15148704/teen-web-entrepreneur-makes-mark/ Rehc.....
» 20/10/2012 2:43:24 PM *You're right raw mustard, except, these jobs you speak of have already been created * No.....
» 19/10/2012 7:41:09 PM Well that was quite amusing, Arjay. You trying to justify your mix-up of 3 billion versus .....
» 19/10/2012 7:05:09 PM The problem here is that the Pakistani Govt itself, speaks and acts with a forked tongue. .....
» 19/10/2012 6:49:28 PM Oh deary me. We actually beat Finland and Luxemburg! It cost millions and millions and now.....
» 19/10/2012 4:51:08 PM http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/14/3/gpr140302.html Pericles, perhaps you should read .....
» 19/10/2012 1:40:31 PM *Soils are supposed to be alive with micro-organisms, not dead and fed with chemicals.* Y.....
» 19/10/2012 8:58:19 AM "If a smallholder in Central Africa can double the yield on his small patch of land&q.....
» 18/10/2012 1:30:53 PM *On that basis, the way is now open to the pros and cons of Catholicism, open season on re.....
» 18/10/2012 10:21:50 AM *you have hijacked a perfectly reasonable discussion to suit your own population-control a.....
» 17/10/2012 5:44:04 PM *But, jeez, now I feel like millionaire - so fortunate.* Some good points there, Poirot......
» 17/10/2012 5:31:28 PM *It is now seen as the entrench prejudice against women.* Gawd I love it. The feminists m.....
» 16/10/2012 10:42:00 PM Deary me Arjay, what a confused analysis from you, but I guess I can't expect any more fr.....
» 16/10/2012 2:20:23 PM Ah Cheryl, Africa still at 4.5 children per woman right now and only going down, because p.....
» 16/10/2012 8:40:15 AM There is of course another way to stop all those starving babies, Kevin. If the Vatican s.....
» 16/10/2012 6:31:21 AM *I am in favour of euthanasia for other animals, just as for humans.* Ah Nick, but you ar.....
» 15/10/2012 1:44:28 PM *When fear sets in and people lose faith,no amount of rate cuts will revive our economy.* .....
» 14/10/2012 11:09:57 PM http://www.perthmint.com.au/metalprices_bullion_coins_and_bars_buying_selling.aspx Sounds.....
» 14/10/2012 9:47:30 AM Well all this just confirms what I have been saying all along, ie the veneer of society i.....
» 12/10/2012 2:11:31 PM *If the 'authorities' ever get around to catching the b@stards who did this, I'll shout ev.....
» 11/10/2012 7:15:14 PM *Yes, I believe veganism is a ‘deeply important ethical statement’ because it is about opp.....
» 10/10/2012 2:08:50 PM *I think you and I are pretty even in the last word stakes.* Well Poirot, that is just my.....
» 10/10/2012 2:03:40 PM Deary me, it sounds like our old friend Nicky might be back, this time under another name .....
» 10/10/2012 1:44:53 PM Csteele, personally I see a huge difference between somebody who might express outrageous .....
» 9/10/2012 5:35:50 PM *but a broad church of the public do know the facts * Well that is the whole point Kipp, .....
» 9/10/2012 4:57:26 PM Gawd, more city slickers commenting about an industry which they simply don't understand a.....
» 7/10/2012 5:40:34 AM http://www.smh.com.au/world/indonesias-jihad-factories-uncovering-nurseries-of-terrorisms-.....
» 5/10/2012 9:33:35 PM *less animals are bred and slaughtered for human use, therefore wild animal numbers will m.....
» 5/10/2012 2:58:03 PM *What turned him was the deployment into Saudi Arabia of thousands of American troops who .....
» 4/10/2012 5:18:33 PM *And for some reason these scared little (invariably) men are middle aged or older.* Well.....
» 3/10/2012 2:27:38 PM *So a riot by some idiots in Sydney is more egregious than the assassination/murder of an .....
» 2/10/2012 8:05:48 PM *An individual not eating/wearing/using animal products is not going to lead to a bunch of.....
» 2/10/2012 1:50:42 PM *Just as we didn't load up boats full of Italians or Vietnamese when a small group did wro.....
» 2/10/2012 9:39:11 AM *if you are going to post things on a thread where a good proportion of the contributors a.....
» 30/09/2012 7:39:16 PM *I’ve already explained, a best case scenario for animals we farm is in an animal sanctuar.....
» 30/09/2012 5:22:43 PM *Ask runner if he would like to see a return to blasphemy laws and I think you will get a .....
» 30/09/2012 1:45:56 PM We've discussed that one before, OUG, like when I asked Runner if I should kill my neighbo.....
» 29/09/2012 2:28:35 PM You are of course quite correct Csteele, fundamentlist judaism is indeed an issue which th.....
» 29/09/2012 7:18:31 AM *I don’t think dying in itself is suffering,* Well that is the key point Nick, its not. .....
» 28/09/2012 7:30:42 PM *Sorry for leading you astray* Sheesh Poirot, you can lead me astray anytime :).....
» 28/09/2012 3:10:07 PM *by a previous non-constitutional government forced to agree to inequitable terms under du.....
» 28/09/2012 12:35:13 PM Lets play another hypothetical, Csteele. I offer you millions for the right to see if ther.....
» 28/09/2012 12:11:08 AM *One individual choosing not to eat and wear animal products is not going to end all of th.....
» 27/09/2012 1:36:17 PM *three groan men against our girl* Sheesh Poirot, sounds like you have us all groaning :).....
» 26/09/2012 10:14:15 PM *Not bringing someone into existence doesn’t harm anyone (because they are not someone yet.....
» 26/09/2012 9:49:13 PM Belly I agree with you. I am sure that both Poirot and Csteele are lovely people, but clea.....
» 26/09/2012 8:21:57 PM Nick, the problem remains your flawed philosophy. Whatever makes you think that "dyin.....
» 26/09/2012 5:36:29 PM Belly, an interesting link and I like the quote below: *I think in a way we are being too.....
» 26/09/2012 2:58:08 PM *Note that the Brits were "investing in capital" only as far as their own intere.....
» 26/09/2012 2:23:57 PM *Note that the workers lived in humpies fashioned from flattened oil drums* Note that peo.....
» 26/09/2012 1:07:03 PM *D'Arcy hired geologist George Bernard Reynolds to do the prospecting in the Iranian deser.....
» 25/09/2012 8:31:58 PM *The US didn't seem too perturbed with the knowledge that Saddam was gassing the Iranians*.....
» 25/09/2012 8:00:12 PM *we only need to glance at Iran where the US through the CIA overthrew heir democratically.....
» 25/09/2012 6:59:15 PM *Why not focus on what is best to do in our society, right now?* Well I am Nick and the p.....
» 25/09/2012 3:23:34 PM No need to Google at all, Pete. Show me where the greens have put a limit on the number of.....
» 25/09/2012 2:23:33 PM *Yet, I'd be interested to know the numbers of Muslims who have been killed and maimed by .....
» 25/09/2012 1:21:59 PM Oh I think all this is fairly easily explained. Csteele is a romantic at heart and he is .....
» 24/09/2012 8:49:13 PM http://www.jayhanson.us/page80.htm Nick, this is what happened, when they released 29 dee.....
» 24/09/2012 8:42:26 PM *There is nothing “natural” about confining animals for our use* Interesting that you thi.....
» 24/09/2012 5:08:20 PM *Other animals such as lions kill out of necessity, we kill other animals for trivial reas.....
» 24/09/2012 12:22:49 PM *So when I read Yabby as saying 'NO MORE JEWS!'* Well there is the problem Csteele, in yo.....
» 24/09/2012 9:30:19 AM *This, according to Yabby, is 'Kumbaya culture', 'paper thin' with the 'laws of the jungle.....
» 23/09/2012 11:16:56 PM *But surely, the worst thing anyone can do to an animal, whether we're talking about a far.....
» 23/09/2012 12:43:32 PM It was Christian slaves which powered alot of Muslim boats, if you go back a few hundred y.....
» 22/09/2012 8:39:04 PM *I'm not all that impressed with rounded citizens, who can't earn a living.* Well that is.....
» 22/09/2012 7:21:07 PM Ah DiamondPete, if only things were as hunkydory as you claim. Fact is as more muslim asy.....
» 22/09/2012 1:32:47 PM The thing is Csteele, there remains one major unresolved issue between the Islamic world .....
» 21/09/2012 5:48:20 PM Ah Poirot, we love you just as you are :) The thing is, a test of your method is there fo.....
» 21/09/2012 1:45:15 PM What a load of codswollop. If you want to bore kids to death and encourage them to leave .....
» 20/09/2012 4:00:50 PM Well yes Poirot, I know I am right about that and yes, civilisation as its called, is just.....
» 20/09/2012 2:09:45 PM *You and the others are reacting in a typical human manner to a "perceived" thre.....
» 19/09/2012 2:14:42 PM *Honest to God, you are my hero!" Yep.* That is what those female groupies normally.....
» 18/09/2012 5:27:13 PM Well that is where its all changing, Hasbeen. A sensible business plan today would be to h.....
» 18/09/2012 12:13:18 PM *they would have to drop meat, seafood and produce. May happen one day, who knows, it will.....
» 18/09/2012 5:24:56 AM *The Christian scriptures are JUST as full of uneducated, ancient evil and violence as the.....
» 17/09/2012 9:57:10 PM *to a greater extent in the riot - to a lesser extent on this thread. Driven by fear most.....
» 17/09/2012 9:33:17 AM Csteele, the Nazis were not exactly religious. They also tried to kill communists, marxist.....
» 16/09/2012 7:42:07 PM *with Christians delivering the Holocaust and the genocidal mass slaughter in the Yugoslav.....
» 16/09/2012 7:04:36 PM An interesting observation Pericles and one that I ponder about sometimes. I don't claim .....
» 16/09/2012 5:35:32 PM Ah Poirot, sometimes its also good for a laugh, especially when stuff happens in real life.....
» 16/09/2012 1:45:52 PM *I'm going to sit next to Siddhartha and listen to the river.* Well Poirot, that is exact.....
» 14/09/2012 8:58:24 PM So Pericles, let me ask you a question. Next time that you fill out your tax return, will .....
» 14/09/2012 9:22:03 AM Anthony, you remain totally confused, but that does not suprise me. Politicians can do go.....
» 13/09/2012 10:47:53 PM Bad luck Anthony, for I have only the very best cigars, right here :) So you can stick you.....
» 13/09/2012 9:03:12 PM *Wall st ring any bells?* I have a great memory Anthony, but also a good understaning of .....
» 13/09/2012 6:38:29 PM *Given that these same people practically never have a say in creating the problem, I can'.....
» 13/09/2012 6:30:22 PM Of course half the housework done by housewives, is cleaning up their own mess, so who wo.....
» 13/09/2012 4:48:37 PM Well yes Marylin, 1948 and well out of date. Not dealing with the swarm of economic refug.....
» 13/09/2012 11:13:07 AM *I suspect you'd find the food is worse than your mother's.* Hardly a valid comparison Pe.....
» 13/09/2012 10:57:29 AM The reality is that Govts can't keep spending more than they earn and the interview with R.....
» 13/09/2012 10:30:56 AM I think there may be a bit of paranoia creeping in here. I live in the country, where ever.....
» 13/09/2012 10:18:16 AM Oh if only it were that simple. Julie forgets the law of unintended consequences. Fact is .....
» 12/09/2012 8:40:09 PM *All refugees have to cross borders and if they have to cross more than one border they ar.....
» 12/09/2012 7:56:24 PM *So, any thoughts on how much is a sensible amount?* Yes Pericles. What it costs to evalu.....
» 12/09/2012 10:46:51 AM *I can see them queuing up right now, with their worldly possessions in a small shopping b.....
» 11/09/2012 9:29:10 PM *Afghan refugees we are torturing after they flee our war is sort of the point* Deary me,.....
» 11/09/2012 8:10:58 PM Housework.... I'm from the old school, that is woman's work :).....
» 11/09/2012 8:08:27 PM People get the Govt which they deserve, Rectub. So they pay for the consequences of their .....
» 10/09/2012 8:21:19 PM Arjay, I'll keep it simple. There are derivatives and there are derivatives. Let me give y.....
» 10/09/2012 4:37:09 PM *we really don't have to give that outcome any serious consideration at all.* Well yes yo.....
» 10/09/2012 2:12:35 PM *I was in unbelievable pain: and, had VAS been available, I would have grabbed at it there.....
» 9/09/2012 1:50:58 PM *This meant that for every dollar of deposits they could create a loan of $ 333.00.* No i.....
» 7/09/2012 3:23:57 PM SM, there are indeed good rational reasons to question what the European super trawlers ar.....
» 7/09/2012 12:00:32 PM *One of the major problems over the last 10 years has been the relative insignificance of .....
» 7/09/2012 4:49:33 AM Poirot, people have been trading things and moving goods around, since they started walkin.....
» 6/09/2012 10:53:37 PM Poirot, I think you confuse globalisation with human greed, which was going on long before.....
» 4/09/2012 6:54:04 PM *I lean more towards defending employee rights, only because I think there is already grea.....
» 3/09/2012 9:29:41 PM *The trick is how to keep them honest* Well that is the point, Pelican. Power corrupts, w.....
» 3/09/2012 9:20:06 PM *We have brutalized those susceptible ones in the X and Y generations with playstations an.....
» 3/09/2012 4:48:29 PM SM, given that the odd baby has lost its penis due to circumcision, it even safer to leave.....
» 3/09/2012 2:58:19 PM *Suggesting that this procedure is delayed until the male is an adult is similar to argue .....
» 3/09/2012 1:54:24 PM *Not so!* Ah Houllie, the joys of Google and the net! Who knows, perhaps SM's son might .....
» 3/09/2012 11:34:42 AM *Those with or without are equally happy with the status quo, which is not an argument eit.....
» 3/09/2012 9:11:12 AM *You lot make out that by having the right to own a gun, means we will all go out and decl.....
» 2/09/2012 10:18:13 AM AFAIK, Tony Abbott was the Health Minister when the libs cut the number of doctor trainin.....
» 1/09/2012 8:28:14 PM *Of the people that have had the procedure, I have yet to meet anyone that regrets it.* W.....
» 1/09/2012 4:40:36 PM *Here I constantly go on record, CONDEMNING the CFMEU and HSU.* Ah indeed you do, Belly. .....
» 1/09/2012 1:28:23 PM *Not even the HSU got that much.* Well seemingly they did, Belly. Just google it. 350K fo.....
» 1/09/2012 10:34:26 AM Well Belly, what we can see is that the union business, is clearly lucrative. I too could .....
» 1/09/2012 10:29:41 AM You missed the point, SM. Just because something might perhaps have claimed health benefit.....
» 31/08/2012 10:17:44 PM *This is really an argument about parental rights to consent to medical procedures for the.....
» 31/08/2012 9:56:30 PM *earn upwards of 100,000 a year* Well Belly is free to correct me, if I am wrong, but fro.....
» 31/08/2012 8:18:42 PM *There has to be a balance and both the industry unions (eg. chambers of commerce and the .....
» 31/08/2012 5:18:38 PM *Yabby if only you knew. It is about zero* Hehe Belly. So you think that people like your.....
» 31/08/2012 2:45:15 PM *To stop a human being from developing in is no different if you prevent fertilisation via.....
» 30/08/2012 4:57:37 PM Yeah Belly, but its not just this union. Look at the HSU. These are not the only ones. T.....
» 30/08/2012 2:32:59 PM All this union stuff is a bit of a worry, Belly. So tell me, why does every second union o.....
» 30/08/2012 11:13:44 AM *If you're jealous coz you lost yours, then blame your folks and stop trying to make every.....
» 30/08/2012 11:01:12 AM I've heard of other close nuclear calls, like when the Russians has nuclear armed subs nea.....
» 30/08/2012 10:49:10 AM Deary me runner, how hard and heartless is your heart, as you flush those poor little sper.....
» 29/08/2012 7:32:20 PM *the most religious country in the Western world would have to be the Vatican.* Ah of cou.....
» 29/08/2012 12:58:07 PM *Simple reversible procedures, like a vasectomy or tubal ligation, would prevent some of t.....
» 28/08/2012 8:42:40 PM *A fetus has a brain, it is not fully developed but it is fully human* Kyles, a baby has .....
» 28/08/2012 4:20:04 PM Kyles, we have been though this before in earlier posts. A human sperm too is a being wit.....
» 25/08/2012 2:44:36 PM *Bombing Iran will ignite the fuse of Armageddon!* Well it could be worse, David G. Iran .....
» 25/08/2012 11:29:26 AM Well its just a case of " I told you so". Its been made clear to whites that it.....
» 24/08/2012 10:09:14 PM *According to the UNHCR, Pakistan continues to host approximately 1.7 million refugees* I.....
» 24/08/2012 9:56:46 PM *So Yabby, a sperm is human and a being, hence it is a human being? Really? But a zygote i.....
» 24/08/2012 3:40:21 PM *If you want to “stop the flow” then you have to somehow stop the US and its allies waging.....
» 24/08/2012 10:08:29 AM *This is supposed to be the people's house* Well yes Arjay, but its a house for debate, n.....
» 24/08/2012 10:01:04 AM That is all very well Julian, but of course mixed in with those nutrients are also the 83.....
» 24/08/2012 12:00:42 AM The transplanted brain question is not as far fetched as it might seem, Rich. There have a.....
» 23/08/2012 2:18:11 PM *They have the DNA of the man in whom they were manufactured.* Ah Rich, but they are not .....
» 23/08/2012 12:38:34 PM *I raised the matter of falsification of data - and you respond with bias. They are not th.....
» 23/08/2012 12:27:08 PM *Sort of like skin cells or hair* Not really, Rich. They are not carbon based lifeforms w.....
» 22/08/2012 11:53:43 PM Hehe Alan, so you tell me to read accurate information, and then give me an article by an .....
» 22/08/2012 9:08:03 PM *A sperm cell is not an organism* Not so RichG. It is an individual being that moves abou.....
» 22/08/2012 2:03:18 PM *and is a living organism* Indeed RichG, the zygote is an organism with potential. But it.....
» 22/08/2012 1:43:01 PM *You oversimplify, as usual* Well yes, Poirot. In 350 words, I cannot write an epistle, I.....
» 22/08/2012 10:19:39 AM *As to "advisers" - they're the ones who toodle along from the World Bank, WTO a.....
» 22/08/2012 9:57:04 AM *When were you here last, Yabby?* Ah Alan, but I am there every day. Courtesy of CNN, BBC.....
» 21/08/2012 11:53:26 PM *Maybe our grandparents weren't so dumb...* Many of our grandpartents lived in fear and m.....
» 21/08/2012 8:07:03 PM *The answer is for sex to be reserved for marriage only* Ho, ho, ho, this is the 21st cen.....
» 21/08/2012 4:33:58 PM *Our invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has forced millions more to flee to Pakistan and has .....
» 21/08/2012 12:09:05 PM *The only thing that can rehabilitate clapped-out soils in any long-term way is to get the.....
» 21/08/2012 11:13:53 AM *But it doesn't rebut the assertion that the "encouraged" overuse of pesticides .....
» 21/08/2012 11:08:45 AM *I sincerely hope they send us the 3 million Afghans they are booting out of the country* .....
» 21/08/2012 10:58:07 AM *The microbes that live and maintain the soil's vitality have been destroyed through the u.....
» 21/08/2012 9:05:09 AM Alan, what surprises me is that you seemingly are not learning much from the disaster in F.....
» 20/08/2012 12:41:44 PM *Don’t use the millions of displaced people in the world as an excuse for not trying this .....
» 20/08/2012 10:21:54 AM *Because Australia does not lock up English-speaking whites in off-shore detention – as Ma.....
» 19/08/2012 5:35:37 PM Ah Sonofgloin, so you are actually a rich real estate owner and are not paying 14% interes.....
» 19/08/2012 2:24:24 PM You just forgot one thing, SPQR. The present Govt, encouraged by the Greens, are booking .....
» 19/08/2012 11:11:34 AM Sheesh Sonofgloin, you are a worry sometimes, you really are. But quite human of course as.....
» 19/08/2012 10:49:18 AM Well Alan, I would certainly not provide them and all their extended families, cushy benef.....
» 19/08/2012 8:12:38 AM *Iran ranks first worldwide in terms of having the largest number of road accidents with 3.....
» 19/08/2012 8:02:55 AM *Those found not genuine are sent home.* Oh come on Alan, you arn't really that gullible,.....
» 18/08/2012 9:33:17 PM *Then I take some of theirs, the one they paid 3.5% for and pay them 14% for the privilege.....
» 18/08/2012 7:56:07 PM *Right now the CBA are paying 0.01% interest on savings accounts with balances up to $49,9.....
» 18/08/2012 6:26:43 PM *It just changes the total investments into the CBA by the Australian superanuation segmen.....
» 18/08/2012 5:19:02 PM http://www.triapartners.com/resources/documents/12-04-17_00_Investment_Mergers%20spur%20su.....
» 18/08/2012 3:15:03 PM *I’ll give you a tip Yabby. Any money thrown down the throat of a pokie stays in our econo.....
» 18/08/2012 2:17:58 PM *they are the nominees of the banks that own them...lol* No Sonofgloin, they are nominees.....
» 18/08/2012 2:09:43 PM Poirot I'm suggesting that Assange is probably doing what he loves, doing, ie being the ce.....
» 18/08/2012 1:44:14 PM Poirot, a snip from your article: *The South American country has said Mr Assange's human.....
» 18/08/2012 12:54:56 PM Poirot, I think that he's a drama queen, who loves all the attention and all the easy sex .....
» 18/08/2012 12:37:01 PM Steven, I know that you lived in South Africa. If you ever want to understand the Central .....
» 18/08/2012 12:28:41 PM Alan, of course boat people are treated better. No waiting around in refugee camps for a d.....
» 18/08/2012 12:07:37 PM *why did you post the 20 top CBA shareholders from 2005.* Quite simple, Sonofgloin. 2005 .....
» 17/08/2012 8:49:59 PM *Yabby, no-one is suggesting Australia take 2 million Hazaras. Just a fair share* Not qui.....
» 17/08/2012 7:12:05 PM Alan, you are of course ignoring the central argument, raised by the recent report that ev.....
» 17/08/2012 1:42:13 PM Just a typo, Sonofgloin, which you would have known. It should have read AMP......
» 17/08/2012 8:47:51 AM http://www.commbank.com.au/shareholder/2005annualreport/shareholding_information_fr.asp S.....
» 17/08/2012 12:01:35 AM Sonofgloin, AMP runs Super funds on behalf of people like you. Banks run super funds on be.....
» 16/08/2012 11:40:45 PM Hang on Alan, Australia has been taking 13'000 a year, that has been the annual quota. Tha.....
» 16/08/2012 10:38:34 PM Oops Sonofgloin, you clearly don't have the foggiest, what Nominees actually do. They don'.....
» 16/08/2012 7:41:31 PM *Yes, it is crowded. But that's 90% of the fun.* Fun for you rich ones perhaps, Pericles......
» 16/08/2012 7:06:12 PM Alan, we still accept refugees, as we have done in the past. There is a difference howeve.....
» 16/08/2012 5:32:30 PM *But I don't think it justifies them charging nearly 50% of our bills for networks, do you.....
» 16/08/2012 1:46:38 PM Well anyone who opens their eyes, can see where the money is going. They had to replace a .....
» 16/08/2012 11:46:14 AM Ok Sonofgloin, lets talk facts. So all companies are evil, because one made a healthy prof.....
» 16/08/2012 9:21:55 AM Sonofgloin, in the past 30 years, the real standard of living of working Australians has i.....
» 16/08/2012 9:10:25 AM A good article, which shows that Gillard is all about political spin on this one too. I .....
» 16/08/2012 12:00:30 AM Alan, I think you need to get your mind around the fact that Australia cannot save the wor.....
» 15/08/2012 11:37:27 PM *what a lame example of the need for improving infrastructure, scrub fires over in the wes.....
» 15/08/2012 11:26:31 AM An interesting article, Steven. I think that there are many little reasons, which all add.....
» 15/08/2012 9:06:55 AM Singapore is hardly going extinct. The locals are simply reacting to the fact that the pla.....
» 15/08/2012 8:57:50 AM Well they urgently needed to invest more in poles and wires. Fact is that the old systems .....
» 14/08/2012 10:59:07 PM *Yes. They can request the treatment cease and they go onto palliative care providing a co.....
» 14/08/2012 10:27:08 PM *If a person wishes to take their life, I do not think that they should involve others.* .....
» 14/08/2012 5:25:22 PM Belly, I read the article and it just confirms what I have been saying all along. A few qu.....
» 14/08/2012 4:48:44 PM *For Australia, the acceleration of mining investments by China and India in Africa* Hang.....
» 11/08/2012 10:46:53 PM Well no Runner, because I am not making any claims, unlike yourself. I am highlighting the.....
» 11/08/2012 9:22:02 PM Oh I clearly get it, Runner. Your saviour stops you from doing kiddie porn and stops you f.....
» 11/08/2012 8:32:44 PM *desperatley need a Saviour* Ther real worry here, Runner, is the implications of what yo.....
» 10/08/2012 3:11:36 PM So runner, if your wife bought you a Fleshlight for your birthday, would she be buying you.....
» 8/08/2012 2:54:13 PM *but more the issue of people taking the lives of others without their permission under th.....
» 7/08/2012 5:01:57 PM I have to agree with you Ludwig, I loved the pictures! I am impressed. Its funny how art c.....
» 5/08/2012 10:05:29 PM *and introduce chemical genocide of peoples rights.* Er hang on Josephus, that is give pe.....
» 4/08/2012 7:42:50 PM *but rather freedoms gained through education, opportunity, more equitable access to resou.....
» 3/08/2012 2:11:06 PM *I'm happy in my trench thanks.* That's fine Csteele. We'll just get all the girls pregna.....
» 3/08/2012 11:30:49 AM *Actually, it was never really up there as an issue* Maybe for a Cheryl, who lives in bli.....
» 2/08/2012 6:43:15 PM *but we should never be talked into being stingy with food aid while they take that journe.....
» 1/08/2012 11:26:25 AM *It wasn't only Bush my friend.* I agree with you on that one, Csteele. I mentioned Bush,.....
» 31/07/2012 7:57:38 PM http://www.economist.com/node/21558564 There ya go. Even the Economist agrees that giving.....
» 31/07/2012 6:23:00 PM *The more countries are lifted from poverty, the higher the child survival rate and theref.....
» 29/07/2012 1:47:55 PM The thing is Poirot, it seems to me that you would like us all to focus on the big picture.....
» 19/07/2012 8:00:14 PM *The author should be commended for acting in the national interest by addressing the side.....
» 5/07/2012 8:07:04 PM Hehe, these people smugglers are showing up the Australians, for the suckers that they rea.....
» 3/07/2012 10:49:41 PM Nah Anthony, I simply regard myself as one of the few Australians who has some common sens.....
» 3/07/2012 10:22:29 PM I watched Bloomberg last night and an old American oil baron came on, thrilled at the pros.....
» 1/07/2012 6:21:13 PM *So lamb's out and you have switched to dairy?* Nope, I simply refuted your claim that fa.....
» 1/07/2012 5:23:49 PM *Farming families are going to be measurably better off in relative terms when all things .....
» 1/07/2012 4:06:49 PM *Who ultimately pays? The consumer of course* Ah, I can just see it now, Csteele. *Dear O.....
» 1/07/2012 1:54:38 PM *The ALP showed that they were willing to compromise to achieve a solution to asylum seeke.....
» 1/07/2012 1:44:10 PM *so the end result is this land is now some of the land that is selling for $200K per lot,.....
» 1/07/2012 11:20:09 AM Americans would make perfect sense. Just think of all those heavy diesel mechanics, exact.....
» 1/07/2012 11:15:26 AM *The cost of block of land has gone from $7500. to $200,000 plus* This is what makes no s.....
» 30/06/2012 10:46:41 PM Yeah, so how many million does Clive want? If you want millions, I could easily backload o.....
» 30/06/2012 2:53:47 PM Well of course we are not serious about stopping the boats, SPQR. We dangle the first pri.....
» 30/06/2012 2:44:53 PM *Show me the money* Csteele, if it costs the coop directly or indirectly, does not matter.....
» 30/06/2012 11:09:54 AM *Labour sending them to the wall? Really?* That was not what I claimed, Csteele, you shou.....
» 29/06/2012 8:14:37 PM Well Belly old mate, I don't think that you can blame the debacle that we face, all on the.....
» 29/06/2012 4:07:30 PM *I submit that the greens and Labor do not care one iota about the deaths* I'd have to di.....
» 28/06/2012 9:41:13 PM This article certainly proves one thing. Women are indeed the champions, when it comes to.....
» 28/06/2012 5:01:24 PM *It doesn't mean he loses civilisation.* Nah, just big cities as we know them. Take the e.....
» 28/06/2012 3:45:26 PM I watched Christine Milne last night on ABC TV, put forward the Greens solution. It just .....
» 28/06/2012 12:27:02 AM *Distance will soon cost money, and so will burning carbon* In that case Bazz, first of a.....
» 27/06/2012 5:57:29 PM We can change that very quickly Marylin, by changing the terms under which we abide by the.....
» 27/06/2012 5:17:33 PM *but we cannot dictate how many arrive here and ask for protection.* We certainly can Mar.....
» 27/06/2012 4:12:20 PM Sorry Marylin, but despite you wanting to bemother them all, Australia cannot save the wor.....
» 27/06/2012 1:19:38 PM http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/people-smuggling-crisis-advice-given-on-duping-.....
» 26/06/2012 10:00:48 PM *My bet is that it would be accepted by the people, same as in Ireland, Italy and France, .....
» 26/06/2012 6:17:30 PM http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-pandemic-bird-flu-transmissible-air.html I heard ab.....
» 25/06/2012 10:45:07 PM The thing is, Cohenite, that you can offer absolutaly no solutions, apart from man plunder.....
» 24/06/2012 8:27:55 PM *Women in the most fertile nations do not have a choice.* So give them a choice, Cohenite.....
» 24/06/2012 12:38:43 PM http://opinion.inquirer.net/9489/family-planning-in-thailand-ph Cohenite, Banjo posted th.....
» 24/06/2012 12:31:35 PM Great post Banjo, I meant to comment earlier, but my internet connection is really playing.....
» 23/06/2012 2:26:05 PM I read exactly what you wrote, Cohenite and you miss the point entirely. The problem is n.....
» 23/06/2012 12:10:36 PM *Whilst hundreds of millions of women in the third world don't have enough education, to k.....
» 23/06/2012 11:49:54 AM *If people are well off they will not breed* Not quite correct, Cohenite. People will hav.....
» 22/06/2012 8:02:47 PM *The traditional way for people to deal with overpopulation was to start killing each othe.....
» 22/06/2012 2:41:26 PM *I dips me lid.* Which might just make you a bit of a hypocrite Pericles, if you are havi.....
» 22/06/2012 12:50:37 PM Whilst hundreds of millions of women in the third world go without family planning, often .....
» 20/06/2012 7:04:34 PM *Now this country needs to grow the hell up.* No Marylin, you need to grow up by realisin.....
» 20/06/2012 6:51:10 PM *How many handfuls of rice can you get for the dollar value of a condom. How many condoms .....
» 20/06/2012 12:36:57 PM I think its really going to depend on how much they charge. I would happily subscribe to t.....
» 20/06/2012 12:09:10 PM The carbon tax is just another reason, along with others, to justify manufacturers shuttin.....
» 19/06/2012 11:08:00 PM *How do you know?* I know Jardine, because I happen to be involved in the food production.....
» 19/06/2012 8:22:17 PM *These laws have massively shut down – oops “worked better with” (by stopping) the product.....
» 19/06/2012 10:47:35 AM The 4 corners programme showed what a joke the "thorough vetting of asylum seekers&qu.....
» 19/06/2012 7:15:35 AM *It made my skin crawl with embarrassment to hear Gillard lecturing the world leaders on h.....
» 18/06/2012 2:38:37 PM *thoughtlessly prolonging their miserable existence, and perpetuating the cycle of over-po.....
» 17/06/2012 8:01:10 PM *If we take away all the humans, there's no value in the environment to speak of* Given t.....
» 17/06/2012 6:31:39 PM *on the basis that the environment has value over and above (other people’s) human interes.....
» 17/06/2012 2:34:56 PM *The laws surely must be changed for the sake of equity* Well yes. Politicians should hav.....
» 17/06/2012 2:01:14 PM *There are so many richly undeserving snouts in the public trough* I completely agree wi.....
» 17/06/2012 1:36:10 PM *The green movement, by shutting down production all over the world on the basis that the .....
» 17/06/2012 11:13:43 AM *Profit can't be created from nothing, it depends on exploiting need, both at the level of.....
» 15/06/2012 4:14:05 PM *Therefore, Ludwig’s argument that the solution to poverty is to cut population is not com.....
» 14/06/2012 8:43:49 PM *I recall you telling me that the banks were poor and that they did not collude...1% profi.....
» 13/06/2012 3:31:57 AM http://weather.unisys.com/upper_air/ua_shem_500p.gif There you go Poirot, that is what ne.....
» 12/06/2012 3:33:38 PM Well clearly this one went over Anthony's head by a long shot. So Yuyutsu is not alone......
» 12/06/2012 12:02:22 PM *not where you're forced to view products that you won't be buying from them anyway - but .....
» 11/06/2012 6:53:04 PM *You can write off your fuel, your social outings, your phone bill, your whatever * Well .....
» 11/06/2012 9:24:17 AM *What we have now is rampant abuse of the UNHCR agreement where "refugees" are g.....
» 11/06/2012 9:11:56 AM *These retailers are being screwed and, considering that paid parking was introduced mid l.....
» 10/06/2012 11:05:33 PM *We, the ordinary people on the street have to pay tax on turnover, no write-offs for us* .....
» 10/06/2012 9:17:56 PM Dear Lexi, If the Safeway store suits you better, that is clearly the place for you to sh.....
» 10/06/2012 8:38:24 PM Rehctub, just because somebody hangs their shingle out, does not mean that they are worthy.....
» 10/06/2012 8:29:20 PM Well for me its people such as David Attenborough and Jane Goodall. They have an understan.....
» 10/06/2012 3:30:24 PM *"They" can play all sorts of games with money but without energy nothing but no.....
» 10/06/2012 2:19:07 PM Bazz, I have an Economist app on my Ipad, which is about various country figures and the .....
» 10/06/2012 12:41:25 PM *At over $4 a gallon they had the option of paying for food, or petrol or the mortgage.* .....
» 10/06/2012 9:42:50 AM Bazz, be careful that you don't try to force the figures to fit into your pet theory, rath.....
» 9/06/2012 7:53:38 PM Individual, the problem is not a flat tax. Rates can be moved in various directions, with .....
» 9/06/2012 7:43:05 PM Bazz, last time I checked, we had something like a 1.3 trillion$ economy, so the 18 billio.....
» 9/06/2012 3:46:59 PM *Thus, his "current account" would ne negative for that year* Exactly. So follo.....
» 9/06/2012 3:05:33 PM Hasbeen, you are quite correct. The economic tea leaves are full of uncertainty and prices.....
» 9/06/2012 2:52:01 PM Peak Oil indeed Bazz. You only have to have a look at the Economist current account figure.....
» 9/06/2012 1:31:39 PM *There are cut backs in health, jobs, education, libraries* Gawd Lexi, horror of horrors......
» 8/06/2012 10:22:03 PM *Don't complain about the big companies making huge profits* Well I'm not complaining. I .....
» 8/06/2012 7:53:57 PM *No write-offs.* Individual, that truly was a blonde moment. Let me see, if Coles pays 80.....
» 8/06/2012 6:45:10 PM Nobody made that claim, StG. If you watched the show, you'd realise that those who do arri.....
» 8/06/2012 5:30:04 PM I saw the programme Banjo and it certainly verified what you and I have been saying all al.....
» 8/06/2012 3:36:15 PM You can give it as many shots as you like David, that does not seem to change your confus.....
» 8/06/2012 3:31:11 PM *But it seems that Yabby, Peter, et al, aren't the type who let facts spoil a good theory......
» 8/06/2012 3:23:33 PM *it is time for Australia to forge a National State for the 21st Century and get rid of th.....
» 7/06/2012 11:26:24 PM *You equate Marius Kloppers' comments with the economic tea leaves.* Anthony, people like.....
» 7/06/2012 10:19:34 PM Dear Lexi, It certainly does clarify things for me. If the Govt had to spend 100 million$.....
» 7/06/2012 9:14:28 PM David, if you read yesterday's AFR, on page 4 you will find an article detailing the 8.5 .....
» 7/06/2012 7:59:20 PM *And our continuing economic performance alone would justify reelection.* Hehe Anthony :).....
» 7/06/2012 7:46:34 PM Perhaps the author needs to talk to the wives of FIFO workers. They have no intention of g.....
» 7/06/2012 5:58:36 PM http://www.smh.com.au/news/nswbudget2008/popes-visit-will-cost-taxpayers-139m/2008/06/03/1.....
» 7/06/2012 5:51:21 PM *However, deductions which don't apply to other industries reduce mining companies taxable.....
» 7/06/2012 3:24:47 PM *A bit of a different scenario to a Royal visit.* Well yes, a royal visit would be cheape.....
» 7/06/2012 11:57:53 AM Lexi, I seem to recall that we spent around 100 million on the pope circus, when he came .....
» 6/06/2012 10:00:30 PM *There's always someone at the top sitting on a gilded perch. It's what mankind does.* We.....
» 6/06/2012 4:47:06 PM *With tax breaks, they pay very little tax compared to other industries.* They are hardly.....
» 6/06/2012 3:50:36 PM *Being a confident cook myself, I used to enjoy the show, but I don't watch anymore due to.....
» 6/06/2012 3:14:33 PM David, figures for companies like BHP are fairly public and are well known. At the time of.....
» 6/06/2012 2:25:36 PM *If it's part of your yearly salary, then I guess it is owed to you* Nope Houllie, its ju.....
» 6/06/2012 1:18:45 PM *Why do we need a head of state of a foreign country?* Well we don't Lexi and she's reall.....
» 6/06/2012 12:33:46 PM Belly, see it this way. The whole Lizzie 2 shindig is a huge money spinner for the British.....
» 6/06/2012 12:25:31 PM *14% is not sufficient tax on companies making massive profits from Australian resources.*.....
» 4/06/2012 9:36:22 PM Houllie, you are not working class. You are "really smart but just could not be bothe.....
» 4/06/2012 8:56:24 PM Poirot, capitalism simply enables people to obtain capital, which is required for many inn.....
» 4/06/2012 8:13:32 PM Sheesh Lexi, its time for me to get the violins out here :) Poor self employed architect .....
» 4/06/2012 6:32:04 PM *And yet people formed societies and institutions and community and shared beliefs.* Well.....
» 4/06/2012 3:51:15 PM Squeers, I see that people usually put self interest ahead of the communal good......
» 4/06/2012 2:45:13 PM *Well why should employees pay tax, while business owners claim everything as a business e.....
» 4/06/2012 2:34:45 PM *I don't really believe in human nature, apart from the basic drives--survival, procreatio.....
» 4/06/2012 12:15:14 PM *I do not see the bleak picture that you're painting regarding the carbon tax.* Well of .....
» 4/06/2012 10:40:00 AM Houllie, I don't actually see the dancing and the cooking as the same thing. I suspect tha.....
» 4/06/2012 9:15:30 AM *The other side of the coin that employers can no longer rely on loyalty from their staff......
» 4/06/2012 9:04:23 AM I think that a whole lot of Aussies are belately waking up to the fact that great food exi.....
» 3/06/2012 7:24:32 PM *Only some 500 big polluting industries will be paying it* Not so Lexi, they pass it on. .....
» 3/06/2012 6:33:21 PM Ah Lexi, clearly accounting is not your strength. I remind you that the GST is refundable .....
» 3/06/2012 5:00:21 PM Ah 579, that post makes more sense than the previous one, for indeed it is all about moder.....
» 3/06/2012 4:12:10 PM *The use of cream, oils, and cheeses is for an era that was uninformed.* 579, I remind yo.....
» 3/06/2012 2:50:47 PM *One wonders if they have any interest in this nation's future.* Lexi, the real question .....
» 3/06/2012 1:25:32 PM Divergence, at moments like this it sometimes pays to not just rely on a poll in the SMH, .....
» 2/06/2012 2:03:44 PM *particularly us do-nothing layabouts in the Eastern States* Ah Pericles, I of course nev.....
» 2/06/2012 1:15:52 PM *Wouldn’t be a much better idea to say no to any further mining expansion, given the level.....
» 2/06/2012 1:03:30 PM *People who want to top themselves, have multiple choices, that don't necessarily include .....
» 2/06/2012 11:52:18 AM *It's interesting that the opponents of both euthanasia and gay marriage are now doing the.....
» 2/06/2012 11:43:17 AM *What on earth is going on here??* Ludwig, our economy simply reflects the reality of how.....
» 1/06/2012 4:33:28 PM *Humans just incapable of moderation--but that's the capitalist way rather than human natu.....
» 1/06/2012 2:55:49 PM Ludwig, your problem is one of the law of unintended consequences. The reality is that Au.....
» 1/06/2012 2:02:18 PM *It is widely recognised prevention is better than cure and that investments in risk reduc.....
» 1/06/2012 11:44:13 AM The vulnerable are people like Mr Rossiter of Perth, who was trapped in his own body by hi.....
» 1/06/2012 6:00:02 AM *It's kinda hard to explain* Well Poirot, I guess we can just call it primordial instinct.....
» 31/05/2012 11:33:54 AM *I am concerned that what will happen is this: The 457 visa holders reach the end of their.....
» 30/05/2012 11:00:46 PM *The real problem is under-employment and that's due to the deliberate casualisation of th.....
» 30/05/2012 9:06:44 PM *I was driven by ideology * Well that kind of explains it all, Squeers. Get your thrills .....
» 30/05/2012 8:57:04 PM *To begin Arts students learn practical research, reasoning and writing skills;* Sheesh T.....
» 30/05/2012 7:37:05 PM *The even bigger problem is cars in Oz are status symbols and extensions of egos.* Oh com.....
» 30/05/2012 4:08:41 PM *6. Foreign owners made 40 cents in profit. Now tell me again, who is being ripped off her.....
» 30/05/2012 3:14:32 PM http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/13811688/cash-incentive-fails-to-bring-job-s.....
» 30/05/2012 12:55:00 PM *A survey last year in Melbourne reported four out of five skilled migrants as unemployed .....
» 29/05/2012 7:41:23 PM *The number of medical students is limited by the number of university places the governme.....
» 29/05/2012 3:09:08 PM *Seal? Oh yes please! A man who appeals to a woman's imagination is the one who gets her......
» 29/05/2012 2:28:49 PM *BHP Billiton is 76% foreign owned and Rio Tinto is at 83% and are both listed as foreign .....
» 29/05/2012 12:12:10 PM There was a sad documentary on Niger the other night. People are hungry and the UN wants m.....
» 29/05/2012 12:04:13 PM Ah well, there was I, hoping that this could be turned into a bout of lingerie mud wrestli.....
» 28/05/2012 7:33:36 PM *And as dead as the brain movements in the heads of those who think standing stunned in th.....
» 28/05/2012 6:10:31 PM *Foreign owners made 40 cents in profit.* In that case Rache, you had better rush out wit.....
» 28/05/2012 6:04:41 PM *The lowliest labourers working in a mine earn vastly more than say Day Care workers, who .....
» 28/05/2012 2:12:02 PM http://www.smh.com.au/business/howes-crying-wolf-on-foreign-workers-20120528-1ze6y.html B.....
» 28/05/2012 12:03:19 PM *I don't imagine these people you mention would be having a hard time of it living on 'onl.....
» 28/05/2012 11:02:56 AM *Finally the wealthy pay more tax as they have MUCH MORE wealth... Gina Rineheart is now w.....
» 28/05/2012 10:01:42 AM Yvonne, as it happens where I live is near a town where a great many of the workers are fl.....
» 27/05/2012 9:30:44 PM *Coal-burning for aluminium smelting was on its last legs years ago* Well that's it. Rio .....
» 27/05/2012 8:19:58 PM *It is because we spend very, very little money on actually educating our people for the k.....
» 26/05/2012 10:21:52 PM *if I was to turn - it would be passionate, intelligent, sexy souls like Poirot, that I'd .....
» 26/05/2012 8:22:47 PM *you can’t blame me or Paul Howes* Ludwig, I certainly don't blame you. For you are a cl.....
» 26/05/2012 3:37:52 PM *Their balance of payments and GDP have been reduced because of the cost of oil, ie the Br.....
» 26/05/2012 12:15:30 PM *So it sounds as though it is more a case of overseas workers being brought in regardless .....
» 26/05/2012 10:32:09 AM Ok Ludwig, let me try and explain it so that even a botanist can understand it :) Howes i.....
» 24/05/2012 7:47:38 PM Rehctub, that is actually not quite the case. I gather that HP employs something like 300'.....
» 24/05/2012 6:39:19 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/world/asia/30shanghai.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all Chris, i.....
» 24/05/2012 3:48:26 PM *The oppositions job is to kick shins. That has nothing to do whether he will be a good PM.....
» 24/05/2012 3:08:08 PM SM, I actually happen to agree with you that the carbon tax will be a nail in the coffin o.....
» 24/05/2012 1:08:15 PM http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/abbotts-carbon-tax-deception-point?utm_sourc.....
» 23/05/2012 2:43:46 PM *There's plenty of other people's money to go around* Only if you are kidding yourself an.....
» 23/05/2012 2:33:24 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programme_for_International_Student_Assessment Chris, one of.....
» 23/05/2012 1:52:31 PM http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2011/10/31/whats-wrong-with-education-its-not-teac.....
» 22/05/2012 6:26:09 PM *That’s what is so offensive to those who think the way to save the world is to dictate ho.....
» 21/05/2012 7:05:22 PM Repeat after me, Shira : Australia cannot save the world. Australia cannot save the world......
» 21/05/2012 3:08:03 PM *And while there may be an overpopulation problem in parts of the world, there isn’t one h.....
» 21/05/2012 2:15:41 PM Humans are not rabbits, Cheryl, but given the right circumstances, they breed and live lik.....
» 21/05/2012 12:09:27 PM I recently watched a documentary about poverty in the Phillipines. A thirty seven year old.....
» 19/05/2012 6:15:41 PM I wish I was wrong, Grim, but the last paragraph of the posted URL kind of said it all, so.....
» 19/05/2012 5:26:25 PM http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/13417612/doctor-barred-for-doing-male-snip/ .....
» 19/05/2012 2:05:46 PM I haven't followed this debate here closely, but I would like to point out that an atheis.....
» 18/05/2012 8:38:26 PM *you can be sure that Jesus is repulsed by man's idea of 'gay'marriage* Well I'm not so s.....
» 18/05/2012 7:30:13 PM Sheesh Marylin. I must remember to use underage crew for my next shipment of asylum seeker.....
» 18/05/2012 7:23:27 PM *What you need to ask yourself, runner, is whether Jesus would vote to reopen Nauru?* Lol.....
» 18/05/2012 4:54:04 PM *420 c / kg live today.* Yup, but that is carcassweight, not actual live weight. Live wei.....
» 18/05/2012 2:20:20 PM *They stain the movement!* Sure they do, Belly. Which is my point exactly. There are unio.....
» 17/05/2012 12:37:57 PM *I am quite prepared to see how he goes as PM.* That's all very well Banjo, perhaps you a.....
» 17/05/2012 7:07:30 AM *In sitting around that table to get the EBA Unions do not bring guns!* They don't need g.....
» 16/05/2012 6:52:24 PM *Today,some employees, by SACRIFICING WAGE RISES get 15% super* Ah Belly, is it those pub.....
» 16/05/2012 2:47:07 PM *And face it,we got to 9% by workers taking wage cuts as super contributions.* Oh come on.....
» 16/05/2012 1:42:35 PM Well this is it, everybody is scrapping about people rather then policies which will bene.....
» 15/05/2012 2:04:55 PM My politics is very much issues based, not party based, unlike many posters. Judging by To.....
» 15/05/2012 12:03:38 PM *but I think contraception is preferable to starvation as a means of slowing population gr.....
» 14/05/2012 12:37:22 PM *150 million children around the world still suffer malnutrition* Well yes Rhian. The mor.....
» 13/05/2012 1:37:22 PM You problem 579, is that you are seeing Australia through the eyes of a bubble, which may .....
» 12/05/2012 12:17:47 PM Ah Let's Talk, but I am semi retired and no welfare involved. Ive paddled my own canoe in .....
» 11/05/2012 8:25:15 PM *If the likes of Reinhart and Palmer - multivillionaires- paid their proper share* Err ho.....
» 11/05/2012 7:22:45 AM *Yabby if its not possible to make a quid why are you involved.* Belly, I got involved in.....
» 10/05/2012 8:54:18 PM Keating and Costello were both great politicians who made a long term difference to Austra.....
» 10/05/2012 8:46:14 PM *Send east in bulk, to one central spot/warehouse. Quote a pick up price, and empty the st.....
» 10/05/2012 7:03:43 PM *not to completely abandon attempts to help people in developing countries * Rhian, I wa.....
» 10/05/2012 3:17:57 PM Sheesh, all these crazy people! Just shag the girlfriend all that you can and after a year.....
» 10/05/2012 3:13:02 PM *direct aid money to organisations like Marie Stopes International that provides reproduct.....
» 10/05/2012 2:56:49 PM *Sheep numbers do need increasing badly. $ 150 each live, no wonder you cant sell a chop.*.....
» 10/05/2012 11:33:12 AM Belly old mate, this is not about you flogging some carcasses to your friends, this is abo.....
» 9/05/2012 10:28:24 PM http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/aus-aid-foreign-programs-plagued-by-fraud/story.....
» 9/05/2012 7:32:48 PM *only when I hear those people who cry "tax avoidance" at major multinationals, .....
» 9/05/2012 3:37:38 PM *Fortesque Metals had yet 'to write the tax department a cheque for tax owed'* Indeed cst.....
» 9/05/2012 9:40:09 AM *It also reduces the likeliness of Australia increasing its presence in the U.N., another .....
» 9/05/2012 9:22:01 AM I actually agree with you on this one Csteele and I raised the Google tax issue on anothe.....
» 9/05/2012 6:39:55 AM Oh come on SM, the comment was hardly anti semitic. That is what was told to me by people .....
» 9/05/2012 6:02:53 AM *There are other reasons that some areas might not be explored because of the cost of ext.....
» 8/05/2012 2:37:12 PM Dear Lexi, Well clearly the stats show that you are very wrong. A majority of Americans th.....
» 8/05/2012 2:14:50 PM Whatever makes you feel better, SM, justify it as you will. Reality prevails, you were ne.....
» 8/05/2012 1:58:09 PM *I do not want the Gov to take any risks in an oil search because I am convinced that ther.....
» 8/05/2012 1:41:32 PM *but it is nice not to have to* Oh come on SM, washing under the foreskin is hardly a hug.....
» 8/05/2012 1:26:45 PM SM, when I was a kid, I still remember my dad teaching me to wash my penis every day, incl.....
» 8/05/2012 10:45:49 AM http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/u-s-circumcision-rates-on-the-decline/ Dear Lexi.....
» 8/05/2012 10:26:25 AM *But join in with Rechtub is giving us that poem over and again.* I'm not giving you that.....
» 8/05/2012 9:03:30 AM Let's Talk, its workers who are deserving heroes, its lazy scum who expect others to work .....
» 8/05/2012 6:16:57 AM *so much so that in the USA an uncircumcised penis is considered a deal breaker by many* .....
» 7/05/2012 10:43:17 PM My kindhearted care and empathy extends to those who get out of bed and help themselves, o.....
» 7/05/2012 8:32:06 PM *So what is your position on this? Big oil or Big government?* I guess they could nationa.....
» 7/05/2012 4:29:37 PM http://www.appea.com.au/oil-a-gas-in-australia/oil.html Bazz, according to APPEA, we have.....
» 7/05/2012 4:09:14 PM *When you simply give up and say this or that won't work, it's time to get out of the way......
» 7/05/2012 12:06:36 PM *In Australia the bottom line is the oil majors are closing refineries.* Well of course t.....
» 7/05/2012 10:47:21 AM *Oil discovery for the world peaked in the 1960s. I cannot believe that big oil has not be.....
» 7/05/2012 9:56:26 AM *So you will have to cope with that.* Well yes 579, just don't invest in farming, invest .....
» 6/05/2012 8:15:32 PM *By the way in Venezuela at least the population is getting some of the profits from oil* .....
» 6/05/2012 5:29:36 PM *There's plenty of people to feed and it's a renewable product.* Well that is exactly why.....
» 6/05/2012 4:05:51 PM *If we had leaders who had any brains or morals at all, they would act decisively and nati.....
» 6/05/2012 3:56:07 PM *Come on Yabby. I am giving you driverless farm equipment, gigantic diversified acreage an.....
» 6/05/2012 2:22:54 PM One of the questions which Julie and her political mates need to answer, is why have they.....
» 6/05/2012 1:29:09 PM *If miners can have driverless trucks, so can farmers* Ah 579, you clearly arn't much goo.....
» 6/05/2012 11:31:06 AM *Bigger farms do make cense, you are less likely to be decimated by drought if you have a .....
» 5/05/2012 6:54:54 PM I'm not sure whom you bank with Pericles, maybe its also different in different parts of A.....
» 5/05/2012 2:57:43 PM There ya go 579, a dairy farm is not a cropping farm. The second largest cropping farm in .....
» 5/05/2012 2:23:41 PM *Farms will be gigantic acreage's and listed on stock exchange. Head office will be in the.....
» 5/05/2012 1:40:55 PM *The industrial model can't sustain itself and eventually must contract. How that pans out.....
» 5/05/2012 1:27:00 PM Well I'm not sure as to who is going to do all the work. The average age of farmers in Aus.....
» 5/05/2012 12:51:11 PM *My biggest gripe about banks is that their people appear to be caricatures, complete with.....
» 5/05/2012 7:36:25 AM *you'll desperately look around for any explanation for a set of data other than the simpl.....
» 4/05/2012 5:20:27 PM *advertise your best rate and stop all the moaning and self serving justifications* Hang .....
» 4/05/2012 1:42:18 PM Ah Let's Talk, so now you want me to read another book, to explain the flawed data. Perhap.....
» 3/05/2012 2:35:31 PM *I'm going to have to find out more about what opponents of circumcision have to say - and.....
» 3/05/2012 2:29:32 PM *My suggestion is we stop the export of the gas so that the drilling will be slowed down a.....
» 3/05/2012 2:24:12 PM Learning Chinese is great for the author and for those interested and with an aptitude. So.....
» 3/05/2012 11:25:35 AM *We already have NG and as it stands now we could increase the drilling at a slower rate t.....
» 2/05/2012 7:45:03 PM Lets Talk, my point is that Australians are the world's biggest gamblers and lose 15 bill.....
» 2/05/2012 5:59:02 PM http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8684.0 Oh come on, Let's Talk. Australians in .....
» 2/05/2012 4:59:24 PM *I don't think you're actually concerned with Australian workers at all Mr Yabbi.* I cert.....
» 2/05/2012 2:09:57 PM *The real problem is that we are flat out selling our natural gas for export when we shoul.....
» 1/05/2012 9:09:45 PM Startingagain, if 5-7 Grand could fix training, life would be a breeze, but it ain't that.....
» 1/05/2012 7:37:34 PM 50 starting again, so why don't more Australians bother to train for some skills? Its not .....
» 1/05/2012 7:23:08 PM *The GFC was all the fault of government employees, wasn't it* Nope, the GFC was the faul.....
» 30/04/2012 8:41:08 PM *It’s the role of those who design policy to analyse those before a policy is put in place.....
» 30/04/2012 10:47:01 AM Steven, I think that the whole thing will kind of balance out in the end. America won't be.....
» 30/04/2012 9:42:52 AM *Do we sell our metals that much cheaper by the boat load, than by the truck load* Hasbe.....
» 30/04/2012 9:20:06 AM Oh well, it will just be back to Daisy the cow, some chooks and fruit trees on 5 acres. Th.....
» 29/04/2012 1:11:26 PM Steven, I agree with you that Samsung are a company to watch, they invest huge amounts in.....
» 29/04/2012 11:44:35 AM Hi Steven, No, I don't have an Iphone, but I have a couple of Ipads, they are also assembl.....
» 29/04/2012 10:44:39 AM Yes Steven, nanotech and biotech are two more. I think that the Arjay's of this world, sim.....
» 29/04/2012 5:08:19 AM http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/southeast-asia-pacific/australia Arjay, we spent 21.....
» 28/04/2012 3:59:28 AM *Trouble is Yabby that higher mineral prices induce more mining development and, ultimatel.....
» 27/04/2012 9:36:28 PM *The truth is that those jobs can never return* Well the truth is that most people don't .....
» 27/04/2012 7:59:43 PM That is actually quite a clever PR stunt by VW, for the factory is clearly built to impres.....
» 27/04/2012 7:41:55 PM *The possibility of a higher mining tax, bank super profit tax, and removing the superannu.....
» 27/04/2012 10:01:05 AM Last weeks Economist special report on manufacturing and how it is changing, made for inte.....
» 26/04/2012 8:58:53 PM *Again because govt is at an advantage when borrowing, and need not pay dividends to share.....
» 26/04/2012 2:41:10 PM As it happens Cheryl, I know a fair bit about aquaculture. As they say, if you want to mak.....
» 26/04/2012 11:41:32 AM Hehe Cheryl. Restocking our fishstocks :) http://e360.yale.edu/feature/massive_outbreak_o.....
» 26/04/2012 10:48:40 AM Tristan, Australia is also one of the few countries where people don't pay tax on the pro.....
» 26/04/2012 10:34:45 AM *Potential fund-raising mechanisms could include a move to either 75% or 50% Dividend Impu.....
» 25/04/2012 10:54:36 AM *We can still try to leave simpler lives which consume fewer resources.* We can indeed Da.....
» 24/04/2012 8:57:49 PM *Once a person has moved beyond poverty they may have enough if they have inner resources......
» 24/04/2012 6:08:32 PM *Yabby.......Dont you mean "man made" virus.* No I don't, Planet 3. Viruses and.....
» 24/04/2012 12:03:14 PM It's an interesting question, Graham. The thing is, Sarkozy and Berkel have been the ones .....
» 23/04/2012 6:59:28 PM *In Finland students learn two languages as well as their mother tongue, so why can't we?*.....
» 23/04/2012 2:28:58 PM Well David F, if you look at the history of earth over the billions of years, humans have .....
» 23/04/2012 2:11:36 PM *The internet is interactive, which has got to make it a whole lot more appealing, with Tw.....
» 21/04/2012 5:04:07 PM Cheryl, your new tack is as flawed as your old tack. Fact is that population is a global.....
» 21/04/2012 1:56:38 PM *Why don't the anti-people lobby talk about Africa? Why do they want to cut foreign aid to.....
» 21/04/2012 10:08:38 AM Well Poirot, this Pixie Dust is certified genuine and comes to you for a mere 19.95 plus p.....
» 20/04/2012 8:46:31 PM Wow, Poirot has given me an award. Why thank you, Poirot :) Hey, there is no problem with.....
» 20/04/2012 6:39:31 PM *Some things elevate your perception and enhance your experience of the world - and they a.....
» 20/04/2012 2:47:39 PM *In order to transmit the awe of discovery and realisation (or even to get to get to that .....
» 19/04/2012 5:37:07 PM *I will never agree to allow the noise, chaos and commercialism that comes out of that box.....
» 19/04/2012 2:52:20 PM Well I think that there is some kind of intelletual snobbery that goes on, when it comes t.....
» 19/04/2012 1:59:27 PM Poirot, if you can find a copy of Daniel Goleman's "Emotional Intelligence", it.....
» 19/04/2012 9:43:37 AM Poirot, from my list of quotable quotes: Science is the poetry of the real world. Richard.....
» 19/04/2012 3:37:01 AM Poirot, symbols depend on the eye of the beholder. Now take modern art. A true story, from.....
» 18/04/2012 5:36:23 PM *and fashioned it to represent appropriate vessels to contain and nurture the message and .....
» 18/04/2012 10:29:34 AM *Yet, you don't seem to grasp that buildings enclosing [what is deemed] "sacred space.....
» 18/04/2012 9:22:17 AM Sheesh, all these grumpy old men :) I have two satelite dishes, one for free to air, the .....
» 18/04/2012 3:33:21 AM http://www.dubai-architecture.info/DUB-GAL1.htm So Poirot, is religion behind the archite.....
» 17/04/2012 9:29:30 PM 579, there are good reasons why workers are marched off the premises, once they are dismis.....
» 17/04/2012 8:52:11 PM But Poirot, we don't just have a rational mind. We think and we feel. They can often confl.....
» 17/04/2012 6:57:46 PM Cohenite, if only it were that simple. We already have laws which are working pretty well,.....
» 17/04/2012 4:59:57 PM *The material point is its symptomatic of human society, or the human condition, and it ca.....
» 17/04/2012 3:10:05 PM *None of which changes the fact that the festival was costly to attend, and in comparison,.....
» 17/04/2012 3:01:16 PM Of course a company should be allowed to choose its workers. Anyone who has spent time on .....
» 17/04/2012 2:04:55 PM Well of course the author has a position. As I understand it and he is free to point it ou.....
» 17/04/2012 10:25:27 AM So poor Mr Nicklinson has the choice of starving to death, the same choice that they gave .....
» 15/04/2012 6:39:30 PM Actually Squeers, what I really dread is a society as one that you are implying, where Gov.....
» 15/04/2012 2:06:51 PM *I have been a fairly hard taskmaster on the anti-pops and doom and gloomers.* Not really.....
» 15/04/2012 1:47:18 PM I'd have to disagree with you, Squeers. Govt funding is limited and so it should be. Govt .....
» 14/04/2012 9:28:55 AM Squeers, I've since done some homework on that story. It seems that its Govt money which w.....
» 14/04/2012 7:37:47 AM http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/13417612/doctor-barred-for-doing-male-snip/ .....
» 13/04/2012 2:39:54 PM *As for hospitals or hospices for terminal folk, that would directly contradict their ethi.....
» 13/04/2012 2:13:59 PM *Christians start schools, hospitals, aged-care facilities, run soup kitchens, and provide.....
» 13/04/2012 11:55:52 AM *If they want to address the cronyism and irrationality of our society, for instance, why .....
» 11/04/2012 8:33:56 PM "Whoever does any work on the Sabbath, shall be put to death" Exodus 35:2 So t.....
» 11/04/2012 12:40:09 PM Dan, your URL is amusing, in that it tries to use natural selection and the fossil record .....
» 11/04/2012 7:33:21 AM *As though the whole human race and all it's generations of geniuses were the dupes of not.....
» 10/04/2012 11:50:39 AM *Absolutely nothing of any depth was discussed.* The problem there, Squeers, was in your.....
» 10/04/2012 8:05:55 AM Poirot, I watched the debate. I wish they had extended it by another hour, for IMHO it rev.....
» 9/04/2012 7:37:10 PM *You see I want to be around on the day when Tony Abbott exceeds John Howard's time as PM......
» 9/04/2012 2:10:27 PM *The Catholic or any other church should not be aiming at credibility, they should be aimi.....
» 8/04/2012 5:03:31 PM Dan, I was highlighting runner's mistake. The Christian viewpoint on evolution theory is h.....
» 7/04/2012 9:56:32 PM *wouldn't it be nicer to at least have someone who was attractive to look at.* Hehe Habee.....
» 7/04/2012 8:44:08 PM *The real economy is collapsing .I'm down by 50% this year* That is what happens Arjay, w.....
» 7/04/2012 2:20:28 PM *no one does because its a load of c_ap. Of course JP is not 'smart' enough because he isn.....
» 7/04/2012 12:25:25 PM I agree with you, Lexi. Many people could handle the Liberals, but they don't want Abbott,.....
» 6/04/2012 10:04:47 PM *If there is no evil and no good in an atheistic universe I find it hard to see how there .....
» 6/04/2012 3:28:32 PM *Well, I hope that Dawkins gets beyond this infantile point-by-point demolition of superst.....
» 6/04/2012 2:51:37 PM For those who have not heard, Q&A on ABC TV, will be hosting a debate between Dawkins and .....
» 6/04/2012 9:29:25 AM Arjay, if you read and think a bit about what was posted, you'll notice that I did not co.....
» 6/04/2012 9:08:55 AM *At the end of the day it is our sense of empathy that underpins and sustains human morali.....
» 6/04/2012 8:26:07 AM *In true soviet style, there is also a law that allows inspectors to stop and search vehic.....
» 5/04/2012 6:44:27 PM http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/indonesian-court-backs-palm-oil-company-ove.....
» 5/04/2012 6:30:08 PM *The banks become almost as incompetent as government, as they get bigger. Perhaps that's .....
» 5/04/2012 2:41:17 PM *When I took it up with them, they suggested term deposits. If I wanted this money in term.....
» 4/04/2012 7:35:32 PM Hasbeen, there is a difference between a link and no link, which is what the banks are try.....
» 4/04/2012 2:18:29 PM *My thoughts are we make it too easy not to work.* Belly, I quite agree with you. I know .....
» 4/04/2012 12:15:23 PM Permaculture in terms of it being a way to produce food, is indeed a great system. I think.....
» 4/04/2012 9:08:08 AM That sounds more like a "grumpy old man" post to me, Hasbeen. I think that the R.....
» 3/04/2012 6:25:13 PM LOL Spindoc :) Actually this is an old black and white picture which I've had for about 15.....
» 3/04/2012 4:24:07 PM *Most will look at it as the day before Easter bunny day or Easter egg day.* Well exactly.....
» 3/04/2012 2:25:57 PM *You have one life and if you forgo the "encounter" it is a life less lived* Bo.....
» 3/04/2012 10:16:04 AM *Therein is the peace and joy of living life to the full with death becoming just a final .....
» 3/04/2012 7:48:33 AM *They are all insane and seriously think that a winnable nuke war is possible.* So which .....
» 2/04/2012 8:54:46 PM *None can explain these the South Tower anomolies of 911 and will never dare to attempt* .....
» 2/04/2012 2:46:42 PM *and it places a burden on the medical profession when there is an expectation that they c.....
» 2/04/2012 11:03:42 AM The reality is that we all face a tragic ending, its just a question when and how. Worki.....
» 1/04/2012 1:46:57 PM Interesting points, Pericles. Most normal, rational adults would have to concede that Arja.....
» 1/04/2012 1:23:18 PM *You can't have it both ways.* Well you can, 579, but you need some smart brains to do it.....
» 1/04/2012 10:23:08 AM Individual, yup I saw the original story on tv, amazingly cruel. They were cutting off the.....
» 30/03/2012 6:57:15 PM I agree with you, Haygirl. I think its just another way for insurance companies to make m.....
» 29/03/2012 9:20:06 AM *Taking potshots at what you presume are the biases in the survey, or vegans, or "sub.....
» 28/03/2012 5:01:55 PM Perhaps Lauren could address an issue which more city people might understand a bit about.....
» 28/03/2012 3:20:18 PM Banjo, yup but its not just teens. Right now some of the farming forums are being flooded .....
» 28/03/2012 2:11:51 PM The thing is, this topic is far too complex for most suburban people to understand and the.....
» 26/03/2012 3:07:34 PM *Well, that would be every human since the capacity for language is one aspect which sets .....
» 25/03/2012 9:36:57 AM *If elected to government, the Coalition will work with the States and Territories with th.....
» 22/03/2012 6:05:41 PM DreamOn, as it happens, astacology is something that I know a bit about. Put it this way,.....
» 19/03/2012 10:27:28 PM Ludwig, Kay knows exactly how to programme his Karma section, given that he invented it. S.....
» 19/03/2012 7:02:42 PM http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=_U36vZJFIuY Ludwig, this is a utube.....
» 19/03/2012 5:20:28 PM http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/IdCrayfish/IdCrayfishPage05.php?00 There you go DreamO.....
» 17/03/2012 8:35:04 PM Oh I am very addicted, Ludwig. Nope I can't sing, I'd crack the windows :) The Oasys has i.....
» 17/03/2012 7:14:38 PM If you like Pink Floyd Ludwig, this is a guy with an Oasys doing his Pink Floyd. Just amaz.....
» 17/03/2012 6:51:29 PM All great stuff, Ludwig! In the last few years my music passion is fooling around with so.....
» 17/03/2012 2:28:42 PM http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/13190701/hancock-breaks-silence/ It sounds .....
» 17/03/2012 11:37:32 AM Yup Ludwig, thats a great driving song, makes me want to drive faster.. I love good blues.....
» 17/03/2012 11:26:05 AM Sheesh, now there is a great marketing opportunity. Green friendly sex toys!.....
» 16/03/2012 9:24:29 PM *I've got off on Mozart's 39th, a bit of Dvorak, and a Brahms piano recital* Pffffft to M.....
» 16/03/2012 8:51:07 PM I will admit though, I am a bit out of my depth when it comes to banking.* Fair enough Re.....
» 16/03/2012 3:46:44 PM I doubt it Pericles. But then I was thinking how fortunate that you are for other reasons......
» 16/03/2012 12:42:23 PM *The banks make a killing, fail to pass on rate cuts, and get propped up by the tax payer*.....
» 16/03/2012 9:44:12 AM *To me it is one of the most miraculous aspects of being a person (as opposed, say, to bei.....
» 15/03/2012 7:14:21 PM *While polls do consistently return an 80% vote for assistance to die the question cannot .....
» 14/03/2012 11:01:42 PM Paul, I am quite prepared to debate the issue in any which way that you want. But lets est.....
» 14/03/2012 6:37:28 PM *At no time did I say that the constitution was invalid;* Well you are clearly implying i.....
» 14/03/2012 5:38:37 PM *for Yabbie's benefit, that the correct name for our nation is "Commonwealth of Austr.....
» 14/03/2012 5:06:46 PM http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/sites/SouthernCross/features?more=1557 Indeed Paul, t.....
» 14/03/2012 3:45:54 PM *Much of that infrastucture was paid for by a disproportionately high percentage (on a pop.....
» 14/03/2012 2:41:28 PM *Iron Ore mining belongs to AU as a whole, any reason to say otherwise has long past it's .....
» 14/03/2012 11:10:23 AM *the advertising campaign mounted by the miners claiming that the tax would be the end of .....
» 14/03/2012 10:59:36 AM Its not often that I agree with Bandt's politics, but on this issue I certainly do and it .....
» 13/03/2012 8:19:57 PM This is where I think that the education system can really play a role. One really good t.....
» 13/03/2012 5:22:55 PM *More like the share price will go down when the kids want a liquidation Sale!* Its far m.....
» 13/03/2012 11:29:47 AM I had a look at your URL, Bazz. Lots of people claim to be able to predict the future, but.....
» 13/03/2012 6:48:20 AM Individual, I'm not saying that young Australians are so switched on. I think that we have.....
» 13/03/2012 6:35:41 AM http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/article/peak-oil-shale-gas-fracking-energy-nucl.....
» 12/03/2012 9:59:16 PM *Ahhh, Yabby, have you missed that, the Chinese and no doubt others are buying copper ingo.....
» 12/03/2012 4:43:41 PM *Unfortunately it is not just recycling that is the answer, after all you never get 100% r.....
» 12/03/2012 3:48:16 PM *We are born with our characters pretty much intact, which accounts for the enormous diver.....
» 12/03/2012 3:28:07 PM *It is simple, the resources needed to make all Chinese moderately well off are not availa.....
» 12/03/2012 3:13:07 PM *My problem with it is 'what about the jobs it takes away'? * Rehctub, when I bought this.....
» 12/03/2012 8:10:32 AM Arjay, nearly every nation that I can think of, including Japan, China Iran and many more,.....
» 12/03/2012 7:15:21 AM Rehctub, now you might understand, why internet businesses are such an attractive option, .....
» 11/03/2012 8:56:47 PM Arjay, so what if China becomes an economic powerhouse? Why will it matter? People in Japa.....
» 11/03/2012 5:52:52 PM *They are worked on by engineers with sense not Uni graduates with papers. Same goes for D.....
» 11/03/2012 4:51:51 PM Not so Individual, we need both. Let me give you an extreme. How would you design a 747, w.....
» 11/03/2012 4:10:06 PM *I think you are mistaking modern day male and female humans for prehistoric human* Not .....
» 11/03/2012 3:53:39 PM Individual, that is purely a question of what is studied. No, we don't need more philosoph.....
» 11/03/2012 2:15:32 PM *When Australians have so much education that they're too qualified to work.* Well Indiv.....
» 11/03/2012 2:04:11 PM *I wrote that after picking my jaw up off the ground by yabby’s absolutely mind-blowing hu.....
» 11/03/2012 1:17:48 PM *The larger an organisation becomes, the more bureaucratic, & less efficient it becomes, j.....
» 11/03/2012 8:39:12 AM *So after the retailers 50% or so markup, this $2.00 item sold for $37.50.* That is exac.....
» 10/03/2012 8:37:17 PM http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/01/eye-burrowing-worms-national-t.....
» 10/03/2012 5:08:54 PM There are many good reasons, Anthony. Firstly, a Govt is not a company. The lazy balance s.....
» 10/03/2012 4:53:28 PM *Yabby and I have clashed more times than I care to remember on this forum* Well that is .....
» 10/03/2012 1:51:25 PM I don't see why the present situation in the economy, is such a bad thing. Australian priv.....
» 9/03/2012 9:24:06 PM Oh my mind is very much open, Killarney. I just don't rely on Meerkat Manor to understand .....
» 9/03/2012 8:43:39 PM *It was a time when the world economy was enjoying a long speculative-driven boom. Good lu.....
» 9/03/2012 3:50:58 PM *So what about the women? Didn’t they have to ‘reduce their powerful primate urge’ to trav.....
» 9/03/2012 11:30:23 AM *Yabby, skills are a huge problem, trouble is, young ones just can't see the Forrest for t.....
» 8/03/2012 8:41:27 PM The problem starts with the parents, Individual. They mindlessly pop out kids and then thi.....
» 8/03/2012 8:33:35 PM Gawd Thinker 2, you are becoming a grumpy old thing, you really are. You remind me of that.....
» 8/03/2012 6:00:19 PM *Compared to that few believe that Iran could develop comparable H-Bombs in the next 20 ye.....
» 8/03/2012 5:52:26 PM Yes we have a problem, Rehctub. We need less people trained as shop keepers or burger flip.....
» 8/03/2012 12:04:31 PM I didn't bother to read the information about Victoria, Thinker 2. You had made some wild.....
» 8/03/2012 9:21:12 AM Pete, I think that Israel is kind of between a rock and a hard place here. They would be f.....
» 7/03/2012 10:35:33 PM Pericles, I think it goes a something like this: "We protest against you filthy capi.....
» 7/03/2012 9:41:54 PM *But, yes, it's nothing but spires and pointy things for miles in any direction in some pl.....
» 7/03/2012 7:46:02 PM *The Business Spectator link you posted Yabby, panders to it's constituents(the rich and p.....
» 7/03/2012 7:26:32 PM I think that Pete has summed it up about right. The thing is, Saudi Arabia has made it cle.....
» 7/03/2012 5:56:44 PM Deary me Stephan, you certainly got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning. Go back.....
» 7/03/2012 1:25:20 PM The amusing thing about the occupy protestors was that they were running around, iphones i.....
» 7/03/2012 9:17:39 AM *I've never subscribed to the cultural belief that men's libidoes are much stronger than w.....
» 7/03/2012 8:59:14 AM *The council however has other ideas,* and *meanwhile, the towns just sit helplessly a.....
» 6/03/2012 9:33:18 PM *A house there rents for around $3000 per week, while the same house in the suburbs of Bri.....
» 6/03/2012 9:19:49 PM Sheesh, they already drive us nuts with calls from Indian call centres, now they are tryin.....
» 6/03/2012 9:13:11 PM *I was wondering what the predominantly male contributors to this thread feel is an 'adequ.....
» 6/03/2012 7:01:28 PM There is of course an easy solution to all this. If the Taliban, AlQueda etc, put on unifo.....
» 6/03/2012 6:39:09 PM *we are driven by the same motives and needs as those of the our clients* Yup, every crea.....
» 6/03/2012 12:51:36 PM http://www.ccfmtn.org/leave-legacy.htm Well this is still one of my favourite money extra.....
» 5/03/2012 8:04:27 PM http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/BHP-Billiton-unions-Qantas-Rio-Tinto-Qu.....
» 5/03/2012 6:05:48 PM *No honest person could deny the huge increase of child abuse by non biological fathers mo.....
» 5/03/2012 4:37:56 PM *What if infanticide had been practised on those advocating infanticide?* Ah Tac, if I wa.....
» 5/03/2012 3:48:19 PM Sounds to me like the author is trying to blame something, anything, to justify some women.....
» 5/03/2012 12:03:40 PM *China will find it cheaper to buy & transport our gas, than to harvest & transport their .....
» 5/03/2012 10:44:34 AM *Found myself absolutely bombarded with calls, letters and emails seeking more* Thats a g.....
» 5/03/2012 8:57:11 AM *I enjoy my creature comforts and my idea of roughing it is a 3 star motel.* Well yes Sq.....
» 5/03/2012 8:08:55 AM I follow the CO2 debate with interest, but I don't claim to know the answers about long te.....
» 4/03/2012 1:34:45 PM http://www.perthnow.com.au/money/the-tricks-they-try-to-cash-in-on-the-dying/story-e6frg2u.....
» 4/03/2012 10:49:35 AM Well its not just private corporations. It pees me off that I am expected to pay CSIRO 25$.....
» 4/03/2012 10:32:35 AM Great point SPQR, I think that Squeers would fit in wonderfully with the Amish, although I.....
» 3/03/2012 6:34:16 PM *The heart is deceitful above all things* Ah Individual, that is what old Jeremiah wrote .....
» 3/03/2012 6:21:20 PM *Without Keating, Labor would be a poll-driven, economically illiterate, intellectually ba.....
» 3/03/2012 2:27:29 PM *The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?* Clear.....
» 3/03/2012 2:22:28 PM *Despite rising consumption in the developing world, industrial countries remain responsib.....
» 3/03/2012 12:58:18 PM *almost nothing is made to last* Nonsense Squeers. That is purely a question of choice. Y.....
» 3/03/2012 10:46:31 AM *I'm not noticing any reduction in the goods available or a corresponding rise in their co.....
» 3/03/2012 9:14:42 AM *Beyond that I've argued that our system is dependent on economic growth, which is dependa.....
» 2/03/2012 7:57:12 PM *You have shown no such thing* I certainly have Stephan, but all that you are showing is .....
» 2/03/2012 5:25:04 PM JP, I think that genes are all about our potential, they then interact with our environme.....
» 2/03/2012 3:10:48 PM Ah JP, you are not rude at all, its a valid question. As I pointed out, what matters is in.....
» 2/03/2012 1:52:21 PM *But if nothing really matters Yabby, why do you bother with participating in these forums.....
» 2/03/2012 1:38:04 PM *Deliberately destroying that information to achieve the point where it cannot live any mo.....
» 2/03/2012 10:30:12 AM *ultimately there really are no rules, there is no better (or worse), and nothing really m.....
» 2/03/2012 9:24:07 AM Dear Lexi, Well of course I am right lol. The figures are plain as day. But keep floatin.....
» 1/03/2012 11:08:25 PM Ah Thinker 2, not a peeps from you about my quoted figures. It seems like you were wrong a.....
» 1/03/2012 6:44:07 PM *and Yabby is convinced that his completely arbitrary determination of when life begins is.....
» 1/03/2012 4:00:26 PM *How about when a heart is present?* So Krist-f, if we give you a heart transplant from a.....
» 1/03/2012 2:55:45 PM *You have the same DNA today as you did the day you were conceived* Interestingly every c.....
» 1/03/2012 12:23:16 PM *EVERY life is precious* Let's get real here, Pete. That is great pontification etc, easy.....
» 29/02/2012 7:29:41 PM http://www.loansense.com.au/historical-rates.html Another statistic for you, Thinker 2, i.....
» 29/02/2012 7:21:37 PM http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/B4DEE8EADE6ACC5ECA257204002.....
» 29/02/2012 2:27:43 PM *Yeeeeep. I've never forgotten any of my farts.* So Houllie, do you pull the blanket/shee.....
» 28/02/2012 11:09:41 PM *that, I would re-word as "business took advantage of a complicit and compliant Gov't.....
» 28/02/2012 8:23:10 PM *I can provide the figures that prove this Yabby* Well you can't Thinker 2, because you a.....
» 28/02/2012 3:26:25 PM Dear Lexi, So now we can add poor judgement to your list of abilities. Clearly you have .....
» 28/02/2012 2:49:59 PM *Wrong again. I do not rely on the information of only one academic.* Dear Lexi, given th.....
» 28/02/2012 2:12:11 PM Dear Lexi, Workchoices is once again handing over extortion power to unions. http://www......
» 28/02/2012 11:11:44 AM Well the facts speak for themselves, Lexi. See you go and bog this down about Abbott and a.....
» 28/02/2012 10:41:08 AM Oh deary me, Lexi. One day you are going to have to get over this "I am just a poor l.....
» 28/02/2012 9:32:40 AM *now he's probably more suited to his current job.* You are probably quite correct there .....
» 28/02/2012 9:26:03 AM Rehctub, the thing is that alot of American companies are quite innovative, are operating .....
» 27/02/2012 8:48:27 PM *but are there other hidden (pheremonal) forces at work?* Apparently there are, Pelican. .....
» 27/02/2012 8:34:37 PM *but at the cost of now owning nil profit generating infrastructure of our own.* Best you.....
» 27/02/2012 5:17:43 PM So there we have it, Belly old mate. All that major kerfuffle for no good reason The ALP d.....
» 26/02/2012 8:35:27 PM Lexi, I remind you that Costello operated in the same global economy as Greece, Spain, Ita.....
» 26/02/2012 1:50:39 PM *it seems to me that he was exactly what he was prepared to do as he sat next to Howard fo.....
» 26/02/2012 11:51:06 AM *and Costello still hadn't nurtured the strength of character to force Howard out. It was .....
» 26/02/2012 10:25:10 AM *His stash of savings would have lasted five minutes compared to the billions required sti.....
» 26/02/2012 9:27:35 AM *And seeing us through the global financial crisis was no small feat* Hang on Lexi, it wa.....
» 25/02/2012 5:46:31 PM *And btw Yabby, imo the vast majority of today's youth are as fine, in potentia, as they e.....
» 25/02/2012 4:37:06 PM *And got it wrong in removing Rudd.* You still don't get it, Belly. The people who were c.....
» 24/02/2012 10:54:25 PM *People, voters, public, want one candidate Caucus another.* Well Belly, I remind you tha.....
» 24/02/2012 7:25:00 PM http://www.ccfmtn.org/leave-legacy.htm Sheesh, I love that Catholic line: "Convert .....
» 24/02/2012 10:59:26 AM Of course its all about Kevie, for IMHO what we have here is a bitter man, wanting to get .....
» 23/02/2012 9:17:48 PM *Bur it's the powers that be - the reigning system that encourages parents to shower their.....
» 23/02/2012 6:27:33 PM *Kevin 07 or Gillard is Black Caviar vs a donkey.* Belly me old mate, methinks that you h.....
» 23/02/2012 11:27:49 AM Poirot, oh its so easy just to blame "the system". If it was just "the sys.....
» 23/02/2012 10:50:36 AM *it is disingenuous to treat sexual intercourse and pregnancy as diseases* Sorry Raycom, .....
» 23/02/2012 8:53:31 AM *I were a brickie's labourer at 15* Well there you go Squeers. As matter of fact we still.....
» 22/02/2012 8:54:24 PM *How dare young people aspire to something better than fruit-picking or checkout operators.....
» 22/02/2012 7:43:57 PM Australia has exactly the same problem as America. Too many qualified as little then burg.....
» 22/02/2012 4:47:11 PM *To define the provision of human contraception and abortion services as health care, is p.....
» 21/02/2012 9:43:27 PM No matter which way the religious try to distort the language, a zygote is not a person. A.....
» 21/02/2012 9:27:20 PM Come on Mishka, lets face reality. If they think that they have any chance, the Catholic C.....
» 21/02/2012 3:14:22 PM Oh I fully agree Joe, that it is not a good example. I also fully agree that the two bungl.....
» 21/02/2012 1:39:50 PM *The GOP don't lose on social issues as their values are intrinsically beneficial to socie.....
» 21/02/2012 1:25:55 PM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/queensland-teacher-jailed-for-helping-suicide-.....
» 20/02/2012 11:47:37 PM Sounds to me Joe, that whilst you sometimes write great posts, in this case, your nick of .....
» 20/02/2012 2:23:14 PM *The Church doesn't even enforce its dogma about contraception on Catholics, let alone non.....
» 20/02/2012 2:07:56 PM DebbieG, clearly the operations of Exit Switzerland work very well. There is no good reaso.....
» 20/02/2012 12:14:59 PM DebbiG, you clearly don't know much about how Exit Switzerland operates. Perhaps you shou.....
» 20/02/2012 9:39:24 AM *To change the law would be to show reckless indifference to those in our community who, f.....
» 19/02/2012 11:24:32 PM Well its a shame to see labor destroying itself like this, but they are doing it all thems.....
» 19/02/2012 11:15:01 PM Ah Yuyutsu, you clearly haven't read the "infallible truth" from Mishka's cathol.....
» 19/02/2012 8:59:57 PM *but my guess is you don't go to Mass and haven't done so in a long time.* Lol Mishka, I .....
» 19/02/2012 5:22:43 PM *I find you incoherent on the matter on contraception. Papal infallibility has nothing to .....
» 18/02/2012 3:37:20 PM *If you run a humanist organisation and advertise for employees who only support your huma.....
» 18/02/2012 2:14:45 PM *This way, however, most people exist anesthetised and in reasonable comfort while the meg.....
» 18/02/2012 12:37:04 PM *I can't see how one can become so obscenely wealthy in a morally right way.* An interest.....
» 18/02/2012 12:09:42 PM *American women, including the 98 percent of Catholic women who have used birth control, h.....
» 17/02/2012 11:24:47 PM *but nothing quite matches up to those tight flares I wore in the seventies. They were wor.....
» 17/02/2012 9:44:57 PM So 579, you mean like the treasurer giving the banks a hard time, even though he knows tha.....
» 17/02/2012 8:31:41 PM So Mishka, if Jehovahs Witnesses employers decide that they won't fund any operations invo.....
» 17/02/2012 4:29:12 PM *An employer should not have to offer or pay for anything that goes against his conscience.....
» 17/02/2012 12:46:40 PM A few points Mishka. The super fund certainly has the right to decide where it invests it.....
» 17/02/2012 11:58:47 AM *It is a totalitarian enforcement of an extreme feminism that sees children as something t.....
» 17/02/2012 11:44:02 AM *As vanna pointed out, she is not obliged to discuss them, or even disclose them.* Pericl.....
» 17/02/2012 9:26:47 AM Lol Poiroit, before I read your second post I was wondering to myself what colour my own s.....
» 16/02/2012 9:08:51 PM Ah Arjay, you look at money in the wrong way. See it as simply a medium of exchange. So re.....
» 16/02/2012 7:58:58 PM *It is in the interests of all Australians that we support Catholic organisations like sch.....
» 16/02/2012 7:48:51 PM *Aw shucks, Yabs - now you think I'm a controlling woman....* Nope Poirot, I don't think .....
» 16/02/2012 2:59:21 PM Sheesh Poirot. Perhaps your partner should buy you an axe for your birthday. That should k.....
» 16/02/2012 2:15:32 PM I actually have a bit of fun with all of this, for every now and then I have visitors from.....
» 15/02/2012 6:20:32 PM *No woman I know would utter that sentence* Dear Lexi, ah you have friends just like you......
» 15/02/2012 2:19:40 PM Its some years ago now, but we were at a mate's place one Sunday, about to head off to the.....
» 14/02/2012 5:44:31 PM *Where is the joy and humility, runner?* Ah Poirot, the answer will be "Just you wai.....
» 14/02/2012 2:10:17 PM Thanks for the link, Forrest Gumpp, I had wondered what all the fuss was about. I read Jen.....
» 14/02/2012 9:42:37 AM Interesting analysis, Pericles. Here is one that is interesting too, from Felix Zulauf. .....
» 14/02/2012 7:45:19 AM *Well the English of Shakespeare, Keats, the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen, not to mentio.....
» 13/02/2012 5:36:41 PM *About these people that would like to see the world's pop diminished by 90 percent: Why w.....
» 12/02/2012 10:15:08 PM *While the small banks may get shafted,their CEO's and directors usually clean out the cof.....
» 11/02/2012 8:40:47 PM Arjay, sounds to me that you believe that our banks are about to collapse. If you really b.....
» 11/02/2012 6:39:01 PM But Arjay, if the banks are sucking the lifeblood out of your productivity, what on earth .....
» 11/02/2012 2:15:16 PM Arjay, banks are an absolutaly critical part of our economy. Without them, everything stop.....
» 11/02/2012 12:47:42 PM *i cant vote with mine...my pension provider might claim to have had* ROFL OUG, so you to.....
» 11/02/2012 11:33:24 AM *yabby..is one you..clearly are/one heck any_one..that owns shares in a pension* I did no.....
» 10/02/2012 4:36:19 PM *They own you Pericles just like everyone else in the West* Sheesh Arjay, now you have me.....
» 10/02/2012 10:07:00 AM One needs to understand a little about the Australian food supply chain to realise that th.....
» 9/02/2012 9:38:25 PM Sheesh Arjay, your posts are nearly as entertaining as the Larouche website, which I somet.....
» 9/02/2012 3:07:17 PM *John allows that chiropractic has benefits for back problems - it's the rest of it that i.....
» 9/02/2012 11:38:44 AM *Yes,not one comment from dim witted posters on OLO.They don't want to know the truth,let .....
» 9/02/2012 11:19:36 AM Its going to be all black and white on this thread. Perhaps its time that universities go.....
» 5/02/2012 10:44:43 PM *It's the spirit of the human being, which can fill me with more joy than anything in the .....
» 5/02/2012 8:38:35 PM Poirot, Harradine showed how much damage a single Catholic politician can do. Other politi.....
» 5/02/2012 4:56:20 PM *It's not just about fulfilment; it's about the fact too that while we find fulfilment the.....
» 5/02/2012 4:35:40 PM *Love and treat one another as we would like ot be treated is a golden rule here* Exactly.....
» 5/02/2012 7:25:57 AM *The looming problem we face, is a decline in risk takers,* You are actually correct on t.....
» 4/02/2012 8:33:02 PM *OK, so why do we need the "science" of advertising and marketing if it's free c.....
» 4/02/2012 6:33:09 PM *Your're the one who brought up Bangladesh and you can't escape the fact that there are et.....
» 4/02/2012 4:22:39 PM *merely offered my critique as to the reason women have been let off the leash. My point b.....
» 4/02/2012 2:48:49 PM *The only cure is for the poor countries to get themselves out of the Malthusian trap, as .....
» 4/02/2012 2:40:59 PM *It's happening because it suits capitalism to allow it,* Poirot, this is where I have a .....
» 3/02/2012 7:55:56 PM *I do find it hard to ignore the big issues, though the ladies seem to easily reduce every.....
» 3/02/2012 3:29:00 PM *It would also explain why a woman like me inhabits OLO and why those others don't.* Poir.....
» 3/02/2012 3:05:44 PM http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Shoten-calls-Toyota-after-IR-criticism-.....
» 2/02/2012 9:13:08 PM *As I said it is the whole system including neo-liberal thinking around free markets of wh.....
» 2/02/2012 8:53:16 PM Well there is the problem, Webby. People like yourself, who think that your religious dogm.....
» 1/02/2012 10:55:42 AM *It's so rigid that I've been fascinated to see that when I occasionally make a contributi.....
» 31/01/2012 10:44:38 PM The author is of course, quite correct. The UN Convention is 60 years out of date, so toda.....
» 31/01/2012 10:07:13 PM *Ciggarete smaoke would have to be one of, if not the only form of legal littering.* Not .....
» 31/01/2012 2:27:31 PM *So now I'm wondering what it is that attracts me to OLO. Perhaps the subject matter here .....
» 29/01/2012 6:09:22 PM *but women don’t actually talk more than men* Well Rhian, IMHo that one is still up for d.....
» 29/01/2012 10:56:37 AM *I haven’t complained about glass ceilings or women’s lower average earnings or even toile.....
» 28/01/2012 11:04:20 PM *where women sat out in the car in the car park and drank because they we're allowed in th.....
» 28/01/2012 9:40:01 PM *but universities have to compete with the rest of the world for high-profile academics* .....
» 27/01/2012 8:59:42 PM *University elites are renumerated at the same obscene level as other elites and frankly y.....
» 27/01/2012 8:32:32 PM http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-419040/Women-talk-times-men-says-study.html Rhi.....
» 27/01/2012 5:57:13 PM *“women are far better at complaining and lobbying then are men”* Err hang on, Rhian. I p.....
» 27/01/2012 8:35:03 AM *cannot supply sufficient doctors or other professionals, and the trades cannot attract ap.....
» 26/01/2012 8:31:48 PM *only that human accomplishment is no longer appreciated* No Squeers, its about prioritie.....
» 26/01/2012 7:41:49 PM *Might I suggest you get an Humanities degree--Philosophy, History, Anthropology, English .....
» 26/01/2012 6:05:18 PM *and it is their choices that determine their ultimate financial position,* Exactly, that.....
» 26/01/2012 3:56:22 PM *Can't you do something to bring down the price." Why would they?* No different to y.....
» 26/01/2012 9:39:01 AM *huge corporation are beyond the control of the individual and must answer to share holder.....
» 25/01/2012 10:04:20 PM Last time I checked, women were spending around 300 million $ a year on Botox. I have no i.....
» 25/01/2012 9:41:27 PM *Does anyone honestly think that the capitalist has a moral conscience?* Its an interesti.....
» 25/01/2012 7:15:55 AM DD, I think our whole vocational training system needs examination and an overhaul. The nu.....
» 24/01/2012 7:11:53 PM *The majority of kids (who are not academic) go through one of the best vocational trainin.....
» 24/01/2012 5:29:53 PM I think Houllie makes a valid point, we are educating them in the wrong courses. Australia.....
» 22/01/2012 1:59:34 PM Great points, Divergence! http://www.smh.com.au/national/prolife-push-in-labors-ranks-20.....
» 21/01/2012 8:22:41 PM *yabby while I am not too popular with you at present.* Actually Belly, you are quite wro.....
» 20/01/2012 9:11:43 PM Arjay, if you are so convinced of your beliefs, why don't you draw up a nice list of the a.....
» 20/01/2012 9:03:02 PM *They make no sense whatsoever, but they're so damned entertaining.* Sheesh, don't encour.....
» 20/01/2012 1:53:48 PM *The author's central argument is that '... what many people do when presented with a crit.....
» 19/01/2012 9:49:09 PM *It is said that 200 families control the USA.As George Carlin says,"it is a big club.....
» 19/01/2012 2:03:51 PM *I don't believe that your erection is dependent on my subordination.* Easy fixed, Meghan.....
» 19/01/2012 9:44:23 AM *I challenge anyone to tell me this isn't true?* What is not true, Rawmustard? That the r.....
» 18/01/2012 6:32:46 PM Arjay, if your day job doesen't work out, you could always try writing movie scripts for H.....
» 18/01/2012 4:55:38 PM *The only thing that shocks me is that grown adults are stupid enough to believe we came f.....
» 18/01/2012 11:50:27 AM I actually thought of Runner on Sunday night, when 60 Minutes broadcast a programme about.....
» 16/01/2012 1:56:08 PM *If an employer wants staff to work unsociable hours then they should pay penalty rates.* .....
» 16/01/2012 9:55:14 AM http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/06/gps-special-re-airs-fixing-education/ .....
» 12/01/2012 8:14:46 PM Thinker 2, I don't believe that there is a master servant relationship. Now take the small.....
» 12/01/2012 4:27:23 PM *So your saying it is necessary and incumbent upon taxpayers to prop up anyone's non viabl.....
» 12/01/2012 11:01:16 AM *Why would euthanasia be different?* Divergence, because of the reality of realpolitik. N.....
» 11/01/2012 8:59:53 PM *I think NZ should tell them (Heinz) to rack off and make their sauce in the country the p.....
» 11/01/2012 3:18:55 PM Ah Arjay, that will be huge relief for the Americans. For years they have correctly pointe.....
» 11/01/2012 8:49:50 AM *Cut out the middle man,ie US $ is what China and Japan are thinking.* So Arjay, lets say.....
» 10/01/2012 9:26:53 PM So Thinker 2, lets cut the waffle. Should the Govt provide Ford, GM and Toyota with furth.....
» 10/01/2012 8:34:16 PM *I asked you the number of Swiss nationals provided assisted suicide annually. The figure .....
» 10/01/2012 7:26:11 AM *which listed a cumulative 112 assisted suicides over a twelve year period* Not so, Feste.....
» 9/01/2012 11:23:56 PM *Is that the right way to calculate the figure? Does it include all the foreigners assiste.....
» 9/01/2012 10:14:13 PM *The person has to be suffering from an incurable disease, which can be predicted to have .....
» 9/01/2012 6:44:09 PM *A much better idea is to use preventative medicine to keep the often tragic old and frail.....
» 9/01/2012 4:09:02 PM *Yabby,is just too simplistic* Lol Arjay, no doubt it is, for you. Nothing would appeal t.....
» 8/01/2012 12:41:08 PM *I'm not being a smartarse Yabby. I am merely trying to make sense of what you are saying*.....
» 7/01/2012 8:48:33 PM *For instance, it should be the suicide subject who actually presses the syringe or takes .....
» 7/01/2012 6:32:48 PM *And of course, past misdemeanours by Christians do not discount the positive impacts Chri.....
» 7/01/2012 6:24:27 PM *Assisted suicide is, however, possible and legal; according to article 115 of the Swiss P.....
» 7/01/2012 2:35:24 PM *The means to enable a peaceful death are readily obtainable and inexpensive* Err, not wh.....
» 7/01/2012 10:58:03 AM *So what you you and Yabby are proposing is a bureaucracy to deal with the decision to kil.....
» 6/01/2012 9:09:05 PM *because Govt now represents business, not the public.* Thinker 2, do you really think th.....
» 6/01/2012 8:47:14 PM I bought an Ipad 2 in May, mainly because I wanted to understand what all the Apple fuss .....
» 6/01/2012 3:46:22 PM http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Specials/International_year_of_chemistry/Health_&_Research/Ass.....
» 6/01/2012 11:39:03 AM *You are describing assisted suicide, which involves a person of sound mind making a decis.....
» 6/01/2012 10:35:50 AM Fester, please take the time to read the Swiss article and then explain what you object to.....
» 6/01/2012 8:29:28 AM I guess as a director of an organisation fighting voluntary euthanasia etc, the author ha.....
» 5/01/2012 8:16:00 PM *A married couple could afford to have one of them at home to raise kids if desired. Now t.....
» 5/01/2012 8:05:00 PM *If your skills are inadequate to provide you with the standard of living you desire, go g.....
» 5/01/2012 3:13:59 PM *We have growth because we employ more energy in the process.* Only to a point, Bazz. You.....
» 5/01/2012 11:27:45 AM *Take an item, a CD will do.* But Rectub, the Cd is outdated technology and you cannot st.....
» 5/01/2012 9:52:26 AM Bazz, I think the US has a similar problem to Aus, in terms of overservicing by retail. So.....
» 4/01/2012 7:18:47 PM *You are actually bound by your dogmas as much as any religous group,* Not so, Runner. In.....
» 4/01/2012 7:11:08 PM I'm not sure about the law changing Rehctub, its a commercial deal so I doubt that the Go.....
» 4/01/2012 2:22:05 PM *Ten years ago, one weeks turnover would pay a years rent, 20 years ago it was more like t.....
» 4/01/2012 11:28:39 AM *seek out the best price, even if it is off the net, a practice you know full well costs l.....
» 3/01/2012 2:35:08 PM *I don't think any banks are very safe until they recognise that we are operating under di.....
» 3/01/2012 7:27:16 AM Ok Rehctub, I will correct you. With things like iron ore and in WA generally, royalties a.....
» 2/01/2012 12:12:46 PM *A percentage based royalty would fix that as well.* Well we already have that. Its paid .....
» 2/01/2012 7:29:05 AM Rehtub, you'd have to read up the financials of the major banks to add it up, but its ofte.....
» 1/01/2012 7:27:42 PM *however, if anyone should pay super profits tax, it's them.* Hang on Rectub, the banks r.....
» 1/01/2012 2:13:45 PM *Considering your only tool for forcing banks to pass on rate cuts is 'guilt', you are pla.....
» 31/12/2011 8:15:14 AM http://www.ozshots.com/20060228_Kangaroo/ Hang on, thats what real Australians look like......
» 31/12/2011 7:27:37 AM Inidividual, I agree with you. Capitalism is a great contraceptive and if people had to pa.....
» 30/12/2011 8:05:03 PM Funnily enough Runner, I particularly mentioned the Swiss system. http://www.exit-geneve......
» 30/12/2011 5:08:45 PM *My maternal urges were unsatisfied, however, with just one. Only after adopting three chi.....
» 30/12/2011 9:29:04 AM Interesting question, Graham. But then as a kid I remember believing in Santa and that mad.....
» 30/12/2011 8:59:30 AM *This to me is an excellent argument as to why we should abolish the states altogether in .....
» 29/12/2011 11:25:02 PM Sheesh, how would Vanna cope without all those womens magazines? He'd be bored!.....
» 29/12/2011 5:26:26 PM *Not to mention that the far closer proximity of a number of European countries has been n.....
» 29/12/2011 12:11:46 PM *The point is, Yabby, that it wouldn't end there.* Its an interesting point Pericles, but.....
» 29/12/2011 8:44:39 AM *if your mother had also died that wouldn't have made you unhappy either* Roscop, your de.....
» 29/12/2011 1:03:44 AM *I have lived and worked in WA, and enjoyed myself there immensely* In that case I will c.....
» 29/12/2011 12:53:45 AM Suze is quite correct here, Runner. Under Swiss law, "depression" does not quali.....
» 28/12/2011 9:29:07 PM *Saudi Arabia is a great example. Of its current labour force of 7.3 million, 80% are non-.....
» 28/12/2011 3:20:51 PM I watched the BBC's "Hardtalk" programme last night. It was about a man, who su.....
» 28/12/2011 2:32:32 PM Iran can't block the Straits of Hormuz, for if it did, that would be seen as trying to bla.....
» 28/12/2011 2:14:37 PM *The author failed to consider the growing inequality in Australia, as a root cause of chi.....
» 26/12/2011 8:22:27 PM http://www.exit-geneve.ch/Exempleoas.pdf There you go, Lindy. This is how it works in Swi.....
» 26/12/2011 11:01:19 AM You are correct on one point, Mac. It would do the Eastern States a great deal of good, to.....
» 25/12/2011 8:53:05 PM Mac, you sound like some misogynistic husband, telling his bride that she could not cope w.....
» 24/12/2011 3:02:21 PM *West Australians seemed to have forgotten all about it during the war.* Ah come on Mac. .....
» 23/12/2011 9:08:23 PM *Of course, if we give the west Christmas island when they go, they'll be the ones copping.....
» 23/12/2011 4:16:41 PM *if you are serious about creating safe and moral legislation on the issue* Well there is.....
» 23/12/2011 2:14:02 PM *OK, I'll go easy on you.* Its not often that you get it all arseabout, Houllie, but this.....
» 23/12/2011 7:20:20 AM Ah Runner, we know that you prefer the good old Christian way here. Encourage your daughte.....
» 22/12/2011 9:08:54 AM *you have forgotten that euthanasia isn't suicide. If it were, anyone could simply go off .....
» 21/12/2011 6:26:17 PM *Yabby, but it's a pity you base your views on your prejudices instead of cold hard facts......
» 19/12/2011 8:10:18 PM *I am interested in the Green notion of decriminalizing transport of asylum seekers with n.....
» 19/12/2011 9:45:00 AM *In fact, you're delusional about the political power of Catholicism in this country* Abs.....
» 18/12/2011 10:49:17 PM Who is to blame? Our Australian bleeding hearts are to blame. Unable to think things throu.....
» 18/12/2011 7:33:25 PM Deary me Tony, not that old broken record yet again. If people had to pay 8000$ for an Au.....
» 18/12/2011 9:24:10 AM *That said, a referendum wouldn't bother me, though I suspect most people would think it w.....
» 17/12/2011 8:51:53 PM Plenty of Catholic politicians, Lindy. They don't have to belong to a Catholic party. We s.....
» 17/12/2011 6:36:53 PM I hate to break it to you Lindy, but the majority of Australians are overwhelmingly in fav.....
» 17/12/2011 1:32:16 PM Lindy, IMHO the Catholic Church shot itself in the foot with its backward contraception po.....
» 16/12/2011 11:28:41 PM *When they tell someone they will be excommunicated if they do something, it is a warning .....
» 16/12/2011 6:06:41 PM *The bishops can't threaten to excommunicate someone because it happens automatically. All.....
» 16/12/2011 2:21:26 PM With all due respect, Lindy, just your say so is not a good enough source for me. So I've.....
» 16/12/2011 9:05:38 AM An interesting point, Salpetre. Perhaps you have noticed that there are all sorts of threa.....
» 15/12/2011 5:00:52 PM A sense of balance or relevance Mishka? The way I understand things, any organisation whic.....
» 15/12/2011 10:31:53 AM Mishka, as we have established, the Church considers masturbation a grave sin, and as we k.....
» 14/12/2011 10:19:42 PM Mishka, why should I quote Dan Brown? Fact is that the press has exposed some of the going.....
» 14/12/2011 9:46:10 PM Grim, I'd say that my posts are educational. All that we have seen so far from you, is som.....
» 14/12/2011 5:18:38 PM Mishka, if you know so much about the Catholic Church, why don't you just come clean. As .....
» 14/12/2011 4:31:56 PM Grim, I certainly did not dodge the mulesing question. Given post limits, I simply did not.....
» 14/12/2011 4:11:26 PM Mishka, I think you will find that Catholic doctrine and the effort to enforce it, varies .....
» 13/12/2011 7:28:56 PM Salpetre, I feel great empathy for the many victims of the Catholic Church. I quoted you a.....
» 13/12/2011 11:27:22 AM Well Mishka, I wasn't discussing death camps, but something as simple as masturbation, to .....
» 12/12/2011 9:19:18 PM *It's a means of determining right and wrong* So tell me something, Mishka. Let's say a c.....
» 12/12/2011 2:03:19 PM *when the time comes to let compassion overtake the old-fashioned religious superstitions .....
» 12/12/2011 9:17:35 AM The Swiss could already be ahead of the Dutch on all this. Last time I checked, they had .....
» 9/12/2011 9:58:10 AM *Any activity which requires one to bottle or compartmentalise their emotions erodes one's.....
» 8/12/2011 12:26:17 PM http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1812250,00.html Ah Salpetre, lucky you that.....
» 8/12/2011 10:55:23 AM Lol Mishka, so finally by 2010, the old pope sets up an "independant" authority .....
» 8/12/2011 8:52:01 AM *Only in farming societies are animals reduced to mere commodities, before and after they .....
» 7/12/2011 1:58:34 PM Mishka, I am sure that your local parish accounts for every cent of what lands up in the c.....
» 7/12/2011 11:08:49 AM Deary me, this article just shows me how some city people are totally losing touch with t.....
» 7/12/2011 10:46:56 AM TeeZed, I can't comment on your figures quoted, as it would not be an informed comment, I .....
» 7/12/2011 10:29:53 AM Mishka, the Catholic Church does indeed run schools and hospitals. They also receive huge .....
» 6/12/2011 10:16:12 PM JPS, what they pay Joyce, frankly does not matter in the bigger scheme of things, if he g.....
» 6/12/2011 7:35:08 PM *Fact is when you pay less.... YOU GET LESS wether you think so or not and that includes S.....
» 6/12/2011 7:19:12 PM *but the real evil driving the farm is the same as it ever was, the profit motive* Not re.....
» 6/12/2011 7:05:36 PM *We are all human organisms.* Indeed we are, Mishka. But of course not all human organism.....
» 6/12/2011 2:46:58 PM *That is a very trusting statement. I think it would end up in the bosses pocket.* 579, I.....
» 5/12/2011 11:17:01 PM *but I would rather my dogma than your dogma that says that the state and people of goodwi.....
» 5/12/2011 11:07:22 PM *However, this project is set to continue expanding* Well there you go, Poirot. The US is.....
» 5/12/2011 10:54:40 PM Deary me, Lexi, the Murdoch press would love readers like you, who suck in ever word witho.....
» 5/12/2011 6:26:53 PM I can see it now Arjay, The USA are after you! Nevermind, we'll hand the OLO hat around .....
» 5/12/2011 6:22:24 PM *BTW ; short-term overstayers are not included in the given figures* Err, that is less th.....
» 4/12/2011 3:14:44 PM *As you well know, I am not referring to "backpackers," but to those who pay vas.....
» 4/12/2011 10:37:04 AM One would think that if Catholics were so against abortion, they would have every reason t.....
» 4/12/2011 10:24:03 AM Lexi, not a word of a mention of false papers, as you claimed. Visa overstayers indeed th.....
» 3/12/2011 8:56:10 PM Lexi, a single swallow does not make a summer. One single refugee who thought of using for.....
» 3/12/2011 1:46:10 PM Dear Lexi, You have no idea as to what I have or have not googled. You just make these as.....
» 3/12/2011 12:26:50 PM *Without all of the costs of the Ponzi economy there would be more funds available to trai.....
» 3/12/2011 12:10:07 PM Why thank you Shadow Minister. Your link makes my point for me. Not a mention of "for.....
» 2/12/2011 11:12:03 PM Fester, I agree with you that we should be training more people. But its a bit much to exp.....
» 2/12/2011 10:56:24 PM I've read those articles too Lexi, and your memory is flawed. People come in on tourist v.....
» 2/12/2011 8:53:54 PM Dear Lexi, You are making the wild claims, you provide the evidence......
» 2/12/2011 8:43:50 PM *There is a large skilled labour force there which could easily meet the needs of the mini.....
» 2/12/2011 5:11:47 PM Oops Lexi, you clearly forgot that travelling using forged documents is of course a crimin.....
» 2/12/2011 4:45:05 PM Poirot, no I don't think its about potential. Its about what constitutes a person, versus.....
» 2/12/2011 12:00:16 PM Gawd Lexi, our customs service must be frigging hopeless. 60'000 coming in with false pape.....
» 2/12/2011 10:45:42 AM Poirot, size is not the issue. Its having the bits that actually can let it function. The .....
» 2/12/2011 10:06:58 AM *Abortions are of embryos and foetuses, not zygotes, and most occur at 10-12 weeks when th.....
» 1/12/2011 9:22:51 PM *What about the 60,000 illegal refugees (presumably by plane)?* Ah Lexi, you mean those b.....
» 1/12/2011 9:16:19 PM *Many of the products coming from China are inferior and end up in land fill.Why not produ.....
» 1/12/2011 7:42:50 PM Completely forgotten here is that one company's protective tariff becomes a higher input c.....
» 1/12/2011 7:27:00 PM Last time I checked Mischka, the god of the old testament had no problems with killing off.....
» 1/12/2011 4:03:04 PM *Funny enough most pushing ethics classes refuse to think for a moment when it comes to ki.....
» 1/12/2011 10:19:11 AM Deary me, another Western guilt trip article. So should the Americans not have invented e.....
» 1/12/2011 10:07:58 AM *Conscience is developed through the granting and witholding of love in childhood and can .....
» 29/11/2011 5:34:58 PM HunnioBunnio, I too am against animal cruelty. The problem with the live trade debate is t.....
» 28/11/2011 1:11:01 PM The shutdown last week of a Victorian pig abattoir over animal cruelty issues, shows that .....
» 28/11/2011 10:25:02 AM I've often heard it said that the Greeks still think that the world owes them a living, fo.....
» 27/11/2011 4:43:38 PM *Those who currently create all the new money,have all the power.They are the private bank.....
» 26/11/2011 2:12:26 PM *Yabby, it's funny how you being a farmer can sit there in support of those who have singl.....
» 26/11/2011 9:52:20 AM *You see big business can run on small margins,, but small ones can't.* That is exactly w.....
» 26/11/2011 9:20:45 AM *His way of avoiding depression? Write off the debt, bankrupt the banks, nationalize the f.....
» 25/11/2011 2:43:47 PM *There's no customers coming through the doors and you blame the govt* Ah 579, the Govt s.....
» 24/11/2011 8:28:58 PM *More like it's been a marathon game of pass-the-parcel between bankers, speculators and g.....
» 24/11/2011 2:15:48 PM Salpetre, sometimes its not how much is spent, but how its spent, which is the crucial que.....
» 23/11/2011 10:10:22 PM *Maybe the warm weather is affecting everybody.* Perhaps its just hot flushes, Pelican :).....
» 23/11/2011 6:14:52 PM If the author wants to help people in PNG, perhaps he can preach to his Catholic brothers,.....
» 23/11/2011 10:09:56 AM We don't need material eqaulity, for that would be unfair. It would penalise those who wor.....
» 23/11/2011 10:02:10 AM *no good planting super in a super fund these days, they make no money.* TBC, they make a.....
» 22/11/2011 11:00:11 AM *All the investors and the mining companies are interested in as you rightly point out - i.....
» 21/11/2011 9:27:41 PM *Capitalism has proved the perfect system for the display of conspicuous consumption - whe.....
» 21/11/2011 4:30:34 PM *Try stepping out of the mainstream while residing amidst it - you'll find you not only ha.....
» 21/11/2011 4:15:46 PM *you have to remember even if you are getting a small energy gain it is not enough, you ha.....
» 21/11/2011 1:23:33 PM *Yabby said; Energy is energy. Well it isn't necessarily so !* Ah but it is Bazz, and it .....
» 21/11/2011 9:14:22 AM *Rampant consumerism had not raised it's ugly head.* Hang on Pelican. Going shopping is n.....
» 20/11/2011 8:47:39 PM Rehctub, there is no looming food shortage, for alot more could be produced, if it was wor.....
» 20/11/2011 5:26:00 PM I don't think you are going to go hungry just yet, Rehctub. The price of wheat right now .....
» 20/11/2011 2:26:24 PM *but if a bonobo presented herself to me..i could easilly say no* Gawd OUG, I think you h.....
» 20/11/2011 1:34:36 PM *The relevant hunting drive encompasses cunning, planning, preparation and weapons fabrica.....
» 20/11/2011 9:56:21 AM *Even whole communities established on an ethos of sustainable, fulfilling and modest live.....
» 20/11/2011 9:36:27 AM Interesting question, Salpetre. I think its probably a bit of both, ie nature and nurtur.....
» 19/11/2011 6:05:42 PM http://www.dlwaldron.com/bonobos.html There you go OUG, sometimes pictures say more then .....
» 19/11/2011 12:45:47 PM *How you can have an "efficient" service devoted to excellence that is maximally.....
» 18/11/2011 2:31:27 PM *It certainly neesd another look from the ground up rather than the top down.* Exactly, P.....
» 17/11/2011 8:21:16 PM Well it seems to me that some of these Depts need what any good business would occasionall.....
» 17/11/2011 2:06:30 PM *Some of the biggest rip-offs have come via outsourcing government functions.* Pelican, t.....
» 17/11/2011 12:26:16 PM It seems to me that alot of people are confused by the many kinds of "banks". W.....
» 16/11/2011 10:20:39 PM *if you deposit $100 then the Bank can loan say $1000 to somebody else, and the margin is .....
» 16/11/2011 7:45:38 PM Indeed Sonofgloin we have and you seemingly still can't read a balance sheet. Rehctub, ba.....
» 16/11/2011 4:25:01 PM JP, people, like other species, are influenced by their genetic makeup, which has a biolog.....
» 16/11/2011 12:07:24 PM Rectub, banks nett return on assets is around 1%. So if they dropped interest rates by 1%,.....
» 16/11/2011 11:56:28 AM *Biology is completely amoral* JP, there is no objective morality, so its basically your .....
» 15/11/2011 9:34:43 PM *as if evolution/biology was deliberately heading toward some goal.* Perhaps it just appe.....
» 15/11/2011 3:07:25 PM Indeed JP, that is why we had the evolution of empathy. We can show that other primates d.....
» 15/11/2011 2:00:38 PM *are you saying that you believe humans are nothing more than biological, material entitie.....
» 14/11/2011 10:12:43 PM *Instead of fresh meat cut by the butcher while you were there, we can get "convenien.....
» 14/11/2011 9:09:48 PM *Why we aren't pushing LPG more and even Natural gas with our vast resources is beyond me......
» 14/11/2011 8:14:44 PM Yeah Bazz, but its not all gloom and doom next month either. You have to see the whole big.....
» 14/11/2011 7:12:15 PM *Well there you go, buy property and forget QANTAS.* Given that our property is now some .....
» 14/11/2011 5:06:38 PM *So, where does all the profit come from that keep the grey gypos on the road consuming pe.....
» 14/11/2011 3:30:36 PM *Well, if all that can be expected is 3-5% then it rather shows it's a foolish investment......
» 14/11/2011 3:17:26 PM I've told you before Rectub, the world is changing, especially with the advent of the inte.....
» 14/11/2011 3:08:03 PM Bazz, I think that you are getting your wires crossed. In 1971, Hubbert predicted that in.....
» 14/11/2011 3:01:44 PM *but I am also disturbed by the analogy of likening my lips to a baboon's reddened genital.....
» 14/11/2011 2:27:58 PM *Who cares if QANTAS folds?* Well TBC, it seems that the 35'000 employees care so much ab.....
» 14/11/2011 2:14:36 PM Bazz, my figure is quite accurate and comes directly from Pulitzer prize winning author D.....
» 14/11/2011 9:49:01 AM Poirot, the way I understand it, "The Naked Ape" was the first of Desmond Morris.....
» 14/11/2011 9:29:58 AM Belly, I don't hate Eastern Australians. I just think that you blokes live in a complete e.....
» 14/11/2011 8:50:46 AM *I mean, lipstick? What's the deal with that?* Pericles, Desmond Morris in "The Huma.....
» 13/11/2011 9:57:59 PM Actually Bazz, Hubbert did get a few things wrong. In 2010 US production was 4 times high.....
» 13/11/2011 5:34:59 PM *If we all take from this earth, it will fail, and you know it.* Well then people had bet.....
» 13/11/2011 5:28:29 PM http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx?ItemId=145882& There ya go, Belly.....
» 13/11/2011 1:23:00 PM *In fact farmers may well, and should benefit over all, maybe not in current plans.* Geez.....
» 13/11/2011 10:23:13 AM *while farmers (and any other manufacturers) produce carbon not only as living creatures b.....
» 12/11/2011 9:18:17 PM Deary me, Lexi, don't start preaching about fairness in our society. West Australian farm.....
» 11/11/2011 8:28:17 PM Congratulations Graham! It certainly is a milestone. Keeping the wheels on the cart in a.....
» 11/11/2011 8:09:51 PM *As always, you identify the villains incorrectly.* Not so Thinker 2. You simply don't un.....
» 11/11/2011 5:50:02 PM *Is Spain/Italy/Portugal/ Ireland/Great Briton/ list continues, are their problems about p.....
» 11/11/2011 2:06:44 PM Dear Belly, Now you know that under that sweet exterior, Lexi in fact has a filthy imagin.....
» 11/11/2011 12:18:13 PM *tax's are spent on us all mining profits not so.* Actually Belly, not quite correct. Awa.....
» 10/11/2011 9:49:28 PM *BHP is not going to leave Australian shores if the government institutes a better tax reg.....
» 10/11/2011 7:43:43 PM Ah DD, but coccidiosis also happens in broilers etc. That is why they put coccidiostats in.....
» 10/11/2011 2:04:19 PM *It is the food which keeps them happy, not the extra space contemplated in the legislatio.....
» 10/11/2011 12:43:14 PM *The conscious awareness level of a chook, is one level up from a sea squirt!* DD, you re.....
» 10/11/2011 11:09:53 AM The Eurozone is really just a giant vendor financing scheme for Germany. Politicians were.....
» 9/11/2011 9:26:32 PM Ah Lexi, the merchant bankers just love people like you. They would be creaming their jean.....
» 9/11/2011 8:11:31 PM *it is about sharing some of the largesse along the chain of production. Afterall taxpayer.....
» 9/11/2011 4:07:30 PM *So there is no problem with taxing their actual profit, surely?* TBC, there is no proble.....
» 9/11/2011 2:52:33 PM *This step is a step in the right direction. We can't continue with what we've been doing .....
» 9/11/2011 11:33:04 AM *We are talking SUPER profits here which still sees large mining companies making profits .....
» 8/11/2011 10:52:25 PM * We own the gold but have not shared in the increasing dividends for our gold.* You rema.....
» 8/11/2011 1:42:01 PM *So those people who chunter on that denying the people a referendum is a denial of democr.....
» 7/11/2011 6:31:31 PM Lexi, your new author is as badly informed as the last one. Joyce is in fact making money .....
» 7/11/2011 3:59:19 PM *The company is not merely an independent business identity. It might no longer be a solel.....
» 7/11/2011 10:01:24 AM *The AFR is a business representing business interests,* Gawd Lexi, there was you claimin.....
» 6/11/2011 10:43:52 PM *but you can certainly train children to believe things and act in certain ways independen.....
» 6/11/2011 10:30:12 PM Dear Lexi, No wonder I lost you, if you did not read what I'd written. As they say, you c.....
» 6/11/2011 6:01:23 PM *Without the workforce the company would not have been so successful to date.* Without pl.....
» 6/11/2011 4:10:53 PM *Truth in discussions such as these is rather subjective* Nope Lexi, its all about the fa.....
» 6/11/2011 1:29:16 PM Dear Lexi, I already read your google link and can only suggest that you find better sourc.....
» 6/11/2011 12:55:48 PM *It seems that some people are impressed by a little conjuring and a company acting like a.....
» 6/11/2011 12:04:42 PM *Men need to realise that they can choose to control their stone age impulses.* OTOH Moll.....
» 5/11/2011 8:42:53 PM *Look at twins, some identical twins are so different from each other and yet they came fr.....
» 5/11/2011 8:31:09 PM *Actually it can be denied- even a few years before the selloff I flew Qantas and the pric.....
» 5/11/2011 10:23:13 AM http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/addiction-a-brain-disorder-new-definition/story-e6frf.....
» 5/11/2011 10:07:57 AM Hazza, Rehctub is simply pointing out that Australians claim to want jobs. Those jobs migh.....
» 5/11/2011 9:42:48 AM *what exactly is your point?* My point is Hazza, that I don't have to agree with Holden's.....
» 5/11/2011 9:23:58 AM Fair enough Hazza, as a typical consumer, you want a Rolls Royce service at a "Great .....
» 4/11/2011 8:53:20 PM *If he were to lose gamble and the referendum, simply because the people did not understan.....
» 4/11/2011 7:39:07 PM So there we have it, Formersnag. You don't actually believe the Christian story yourself, .....
» 4/11/2011 6:36:41 PM *rather than the result of an under-achieving individual who is simply failing to hold the.....
» 4/11/2011 6:24:55 PM *I don't recall a referendum on the issue* No need to Bazz, we don't hold referdums on mo.....
» 4/11/2011 1:02:45 PM I agree with the author to a point. Our will is far less free then we think. Hormones, lig.....
» 4/11/2011 12:43:53 PM I would have supported a referendum in Greece, for good reasons. Firstly, it would have c.....
» 3/11/2011 8:04:38 PM *Which do you think Joyce fits under?* Quite simple. Joyce got the job because he had the.....
» 3/11/2011 5:18:09 PM *he could have rejected his pay rise,* The devil is in the details Hazza, which you need .....
» 3/11/2011 4:18:53 PM Gawd, just leave Kevie where he is, flying around the world first class, living in luxury .....
» 3/11/2011 2:56:35 PM *Yabby, christianity is full of positive morals & ethics.* Ah Formesnag, I do in fact kno.....
» 3/11/2011 1:01:18 PM *He shouldn't have to make a living will to indicate he wants to live. Life should be the .....
» 3/11/2011 11:31:31 AM *I said nothing about sticking someone in a home, etc.* No Mishka, for its easy to pontif.....
» 3/11/2011 9:45:24 AM *Euthanasia takes advantage of the elderly and fails to accord them basic respect.* Gawd .....
» 2/11/2011 3:01:44 PM *Joyce was perfectly free to act in many other ways* Err Hazza, a gun was put to his head.....
» 2/11/2011 2:04:44 PM *Australia needs another airline on every internal route. Open them up let the best win.* .....
» 2/11/2011 10:50:33 AM Complete nonsense, Formersnag. The implication of your claim is that you only have a hear.....
» 2/11/2011 10:15:20 AM Well yes, people can indeed learn to transcend tribalism. But never forget, the veneer of .....
» 2/11/2011 10:01:50 AM Poirot, the fight between management and workers at Qantas has gone on for years. Both sid.....
» 2/11/2011 9:10:09 AM *Also, nobody put a gun to Joyce's head and forced him to keep his payrise, or for that ma.....
» 2/11/2011 7:49:41 AM *Quantas held its passengers and this country to RANSOM* Hehe Belly, sorry mate, but that.....
» 1/11/2011 8:17:11 PM *Hasbeen, about the only solution I can suggest at this distance is to get a new TV mast a.....
» 1/11/2011 12:05:05 AM Actually, for some reason, this whole dispute brought back memories for me of a bloke whos.....
» 31/10/2011 10:28:18 PM Diver Dan, in this case I'll prefer to rely on the West Australian aviation writer Geoffre.....
» 31/10/2011 9:12:01 PM Rehctub, today's West Australian quotes baggage handlers as averaging 74k$, engineers ave.....
» 31/10/2011 11:31:14 AM *Two million for the asking, and yet you ramble on.* Actually 579, that is not quite corr.....
» 31/10/2011 11:21:32 AM As always, the devil in all this is in the details. According to Paul Sheehan, Tony Shel.....
» 30/10/2011 7:10:14 PM Poirot, of course it affects interests other then the airline. As did the rolling strikes .....
» 30/10/2011 3:32:18 PM *Surely you can't be serious in thinking it's a clever response?* Of course I am serious,.....
» 30/10/2011 12:09:10 PM Nope 579, that is to be exact, 96% of shareholders. All shareholders get a vote on the sal.....
» 30/10/2011 11:09:23 AM 579, if you check you will find that 97% of the shareholders gave Joyce his payrise, so hi.....
» 29/10/2011 9:56:52 PM *That is a modern business. Profits above all else.* Lets put it this way, Shaggy. If you.....
» 29/10/2011 9:14:59 PM Actually, I think that Joyce is playing this quite cleverly, lets hope he sticks to his gu.....
» 29/10/2011 7:56:33 PM *This national pride has a cost without doubt but those in power and shareholders are obvi.....
» 28/10/2011 5:37:14 PM *but, historically, the town square is in part a space for public expression* Well Perth .....
» 28/10/2011 2:02:42 PM Pericles, you really do have the patience of a saint. UOGs posts are pure gibberish to me.....
» 28/10/2011 1:51:43 PM *But it shows a farier alternative (than we have in Australia and the US)* But its not a .....
» 27/10/2011 9:02:20 PM *How did the Bank of America get $75 trillion of worthless derivatives on its books?* Arj.....
» 27/10/2011 11:29:38 AM *Yet she endorses the slaughter by abortion of 100,000 babies per year in Australia, and m.....
» 27/10/2011 10:35:12 AM A good article, Jennifer. However I think that there is a difference. The USA is the most .....
» 26/10/2011 11:57:31 PM Csteele, I assume that you were referring to myself and not to Belly. Rather then deposi.....
» 26/10/2011 9:52:37 PM *Squeers asked, what are Dawkins' ethics and what is their source? It's a good question.* .....
» 26/10/2011 7:57:38 PM *Csteele is on the money Yabby, if you'll excuse my pun.* You are seemingly as badly info.....
» 26/10/2011 2:36:03 PM *Please don't nitpick the figures, they are purely approximations* Lol Steele, that is th.....
» 26/10/2011 2:12:37 PM The author's article indeed highlights the flaws of veganism as as a philosophy. A great .....
» 26/10/2011 1:46:10 PM *Unfortunately the big end of town often decries any suggestion of collective interest unt.....
» 25/10/2011 11:05:03 AM *People will eventually have to accept that more are going to live in inner city apartment.....
» 25/10/2011 8:37:26 AM Pericles, I agree with you. George Trumbull is a great example of boards screwing up compl.....
» 25/10/2011 12:47:30 AM Csteele, I know the difference very well. The fact is that in terms of return on equity, b.....
» 24/10/2011 9:56:10 PM *and only those with their heads in the sand or snouts in the trough would be against.* N.....
» 24/10/2011 8:04:54 PM Interestingly, the London protesters who have set up their 50 tents, have released their &.....
» 24/10/2011 4:20:31 PM *Why can't a place like Melbourne support a continuing protest? It could add colour and vi.....
» 24/10/2011 2:51:18 PM Its an interesting but difficult question, Pericles, but I do see two sides of the coin. .....
» 24/10/2011 12:09:28 AM *What have they achieved?* Well Oto, they got to play their bongo drums and play their gu.....
» 22/10/2011 5:57:35 PM Of course there is a food crisis in Africa. All those women popping out 6-8 babies, no fam.....
» 21/10/2011 10:00:23 PM *How dare a minority aspire to move in the direction of those that brought disintegration .....
» 21/10/2011 9:49:02 PM *Who knows what really happened?* Well on an early news report, the boys who caught him, .....
» 19/10/2011 8:40:20 PM *we need MORE ordinary jobs for people who do not have the intellectual horsepower &/or se.....
» 19/10/2011 3:15:47 PM Hehe, I love it. Hold a demonstration and then figure out what you are demonstrating about.....
» 19/10/2011 9:35:49 AM http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/the-top-1-executives-doctors-and-bankers/ So.....
» 18/10/2011 7:37:52 PM *Personally, I think the biggest liability here is what I like to call the "equal pay.....
» 18/10/2011 3:21:16 PM Well there you go Poirot. Much easier for you to be poor, then you don't have to worry abo.....
» 18/10/2011 12:15:37 PM Poirot, yes the size of the US debt is huge, but its all about confidence. People are stil.....
» 18/10/2011 11:17:53 AM Indeed Poirot, Europe is the problem, because the market thinks things through to some ext.....
» 17/10/2011 10:12:16 PM Rawmustard, nope, I think that Arjay is wrong. At the end of the day, profits from Reserve.....
» 17/10/2011 8:17:02 PM Arjay, you really do need a nice cup of tea and a good lie down. Then perhaps ring for hel.....
» 17/10/2011 6:21:53 PM *Can you enlighten us as to where they went wrong....and why do things seem to be operatin.....
» 17/10/2011 5:24:15 PM *however you can only fool people some of the time, people are beginning to see through th.....
» 17/10/2011 4:32:50 PM *C'mon, Yabby, you're a critic of the likes of Bush and Cheney and their merry band of neo.....
» 17/10/2011 1:57:15 PM *but many people from the Right and Left are no longer accepting the lack of ethics so dom.....
» 17/10/2011 9:01:15 AM Oh Rawmustard, if only the whole Wall St saga was as simple as press headlines made it to .....
» 16/10/2011 7:29:41 PM *but protesting at the government's policies that led to the GFC.* Well in that case Peli.....
» 16/10/2011 6:29:45 PM Oh the poor unions lol. Look, if the engineers, pilots and twu want to manage the company.....
» 16/10/2011 6:21:00 PM Pelican, in that case the demonstrators should be demonstrating in Washington, in front of.....
» 16/10/2011 1:36:11 PM *Tribal man tends to be less innovative than civilised man, yet there is no comparison bet.....
» 16/10/2011 12:14:57 PM I googled the name of the Sydney campaign organiser on this. All the expected references .....
» 16/10/2011 11:00:45 AM http://news.discovery.com/animals/chimpanzees-self-awareness-110504.html Poirot, all that.....
» 15/10/2011 10:21:57 PM *Your bonobos haven't the capacity to reflect on their condition. When they're not engaged.....
» 15/10/2011 8:24:37 PM *we have time to reflect. This a luxury not afforded to other species as they are required.....
» 15/10/2011 6:51:38 PM I'll have to agree with Pericles on this one. Fortunately for us, dna molecules happen to .....
» 14/10/2011 5:55:11 PM http://www.oshoquotes.net/category/osho-quotes-on-life/ There you go, Poirot. Houllie is .....
» 14/10/2011 5:01:03 PM *this dispute is near over believe me* Whatever happens to the dispute Belly, the problem.....
» 14/10/2011 4:52:25 PM *but whether the people who spilt it have actually learned from their mistakes* To answer.....
» 14/10/2011 2:46:06 PM *But here, in our forum some, who graduated from the school of failure to understand, with.....
» 14/10/2011 2:09:08 PM The cult mentality is fairly easy to explain. People are after all social, tribal creature.....
» 14/10/2011 1:40:37 PM Pericles, you are quite correct in one way. Yup, lots of poor management decisions were ma.....
» 14/10/2011 10:47:51 AM Tristan, the miners already do pay far more taxes, then other companies. Only some of tho.....
» 13/10/2011 6:54:18 PM *Why not support more resource-rent taxation* Because if you push it too high, Tristan, i.....
» 13/10/2011 4:42:08 PM Be careful of what you wish for, Tristan. For the law of unintended consequences, is never.....
» 13/10/2011 3:17:01 PM Your problem Tristan, is your perception of the world. Life is not fair, it never will be......
» 13/10/2011 11:57:31 AM *No offense taken yabby but no way I would work for you.* Well of course not Belly, for o.....
» 13/10/2011 9:32:03 AM Ah Belly, but once again, you see all this from your limited perception, failing to stand.....
» 12/10/2011 9:15:58 PM There is of course no magic or mystery about love, but certainly false expectations due in.....
» 12/10/2011 8:58:46 PM *So if we produce more diesel, will the local consumer be asked to pay average world price.....
» 12/10/2011 7:37:29 PM Actually Belly, these days I think of you every Sunday, when I pick up my Sunday newspaper.....
» 12/10/2011 5:59:34 PM Oh Belly, I have far better ideas then any union man. Flat rate, all included for each ho.....
» 12/10/2011 12:26:45 PM Sheesh Belly, methinks you should go back to work, you clearly miss your old job :).....
» 11/10/2011 9:35:11 PM *And diesel. Where will the diesel come from to build the dams and irrigation channels?* .....
» 11/10/2011 9:09:35 PM Shaggy, you are quite correct. The thing is, management has to think about the next 20 yea.....
» 11/10/2011 3:13:04 PM Belly, I see many great qualities in you. I think that you are a man of integrity and a ma.....
» 11/10/2011 2:55:49 PM I heard an interesting interview this morning, on the radio. IIRC, the fellow was a journa.....
» 11/10/2011 10:10:16 AM Belly, for you its all very interesting, which unions are which and all the details. The g.....
» 10/10/2011 10:20:16 PM *You would think he invented the computer* Bazz,Jobs did in fact invent the computer whic.....
» 10/10/2011 9:39:22 PM *If you place the same restrictions on employers in China that we have fought tooth and na.....
» 10/10/2011 9:27:22 PM *Yabby, you've been around long enough to know that the garage calendars are hung in prote.....
» 10/10/2011 7:29:53 PM Oh we know what you wrote, Formersnag, its there in black and white for all to read. But.....
» 10/10/2011 7:15:01 PM *And the risk should never be the domain of an employee and is the sole domain of the busi.....
» 10/10/2011 5:04:05 PM *Yabby one thing if we ever meet, you will not tell me I am an old fart,bet on it.* Thats.....
» 10/10/2011 4:37:09 PM *I encourage all women to think about this issue deeply, and engage with it--most of their.....
» 10/10/2011 4:18:52 PM *as there does appear to be a number who do seem to have the solutions for most everything.....
» 10/10/2011 12:48:10 PM *christian forgiveness always has required REPENTENCE, first.* Ah Formesnag, so as a goo.....
» 10/10/2011 12:34:54 PM *Why are unionists any different than you, who puts a price on your product/work?* Lol Be.....
» 10/10/2011 12:12:28 PM *It is more a matter of minimising damage to those Australians employed by QANTAS as the c.....
» 10/10/2011 9:14:08 AM Belly, I've read the articles in the Australian and to me it highlights where the problem .....
» 10/10/2011 12:25:56 AM TRTL, thanks for the article about ryegrass. What I think it will come down to in the end,.....
» 9/10/2011 8:15:48 PM *You try not to value the past, and ignore today. A special blindness that locks out the v.....
» 9/10/2011 1:55:04 PM *The crossing of Ken Henry over to the board of a major bank, shows you how much of a revo.....
» 9/10/2011 9:02:57 AM *Let us look backward for a time* That is exactly the problem, Belly. Some old fellas tel.....
» 8/10/2011 8:38:40 PM *As it happens I have suggested alternatives; a wealth and assets cap* What a foolish ide.....
» 8/10/2011 6:46:39 PM *NO australian child will be safe until all ANTI christian, ANTI social, loony left, human.....
» 8/10/2011 6:38:19 PM Belly, you seem to miss the point entirely. Its not about 1 in 5 workers, its about attit.....
» 8/10/2011 4:06:01 PM Bazz, nobody has ever been accurate about prediting the price of oil. Hubbert, who came up.....
» 8/10/2011 2:15:00 PM Shaggy, I fully agree with you. I used to deal with Ansett every week, what a mob of arrog.....
» 8/10/2011 1:34:16 PM Its not all your claimed gloom and doom, Bazz. Yergin's book makes for interesting reading.....
» 8/10/2011 12:40:00 PM Belly, people in business have competition. Not so for unions. So you are comparing apples.....
» 8/10/2011 9:09:25 AM http://www.amma.org.au/home/home/media_publications/publications.html#ReportsPapers Belly.....
» 7/10/2011 8:32:51 PM http://www.news.com.au/business/oil-rig-workers-on-2000-a-day-as-mining-execs-warn-of-high.....
» 7/10/2011 8:17:58 PM http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/laundry-staff-can-earn-more-than-420k-a-year-on-.....
» 7/10/2011 4:40:56 PM *I time and again, my union too, became an employers safety net! yes a trade union* That .....
» 7/10/2011 2:21:00 PM You would never admit it Belly, I accept your bias :) But union thuggery is back. Why? B.....
» 2/10/2011 9:23:30 PM *you're getting close, in fact the Public Service makes up more than 40%* Individual, whi.....
» 2/10/2011 6:42:52 PM *yes & who makes up the bulk of shareholders ? Public Servants of course as only they can .....
» 2/10/2011 5:16:37 PM Ah Squeers, no I had not read your link. The old energy chestnut. The 800 page book I'm w.....
» 2/10/2011 1:35:27 PM Poirot, of course I'll have the last word :) The thing is, just because we use resources,.....
» 2/10/2011 12:06:43 PM *The engineers designed them to take multiple impacts of the larger 707 the biggest passen.....
» 2/10/2011 11:56:22 AM *but footprints are only measurable by what it materially taking place* Poirot, if you wa.....
» 1/10/2011 2:24:15 PM *I really don't believe that we have value for money.* Individual, that is really up to t.....
» 1/10/2011 1:21:39 PM *If Qantas can afford the insane benefits for their hierarchy than they should be able to .....
» 1/10/2011 10:50:59 AM *Makes for a pointless, one-sided discussion. A bit like trying to teach your goldfish to.....
» 30/09/2011 9:57:34 PM *What I said was rhetorical, it's up to you and everyone else to hopefully "think abo.....
» 30/09/2011 9:02:07 PM *Yabby, at the rate Coles and Woolwsorths are importing cheap food, we won't have any farm.....
» 30/09/2011 8:53:03 PM *Well, it's true that 300 million Americans consume the equivalent resources to 2.3 billio.....
» 30/09/2011 8:15:02 PM *Yeah, sure : )* Actually Poirot, its quite rational. If some can breed like rabbits, the.....
» 30/09/2011 7:39:36 PM *The word "need" has lost its meaning; needs are now manufactured. There's no ne.....
» 30/09/2011 3:03:47 PM *Perhaps it is because 'workers' are not the owners of the business and any attempt at tha.....
» 30/09/2011 9:25:51 AM Sorry, that was Sarnian, not Rhian......
» 30/09/2011 9:24:56 AM *We could get stuck in and make them ourselves.* We could indeed Rhian, so then with our .....
» 29/09/2011 9:03:27 PM *I know you think you know "my type", but none of the people in my "phone r.....
» 29/09/2011 7:24:58 PM David, I read the article, what you are referring to is largely a question of social welfa.....
» 29/09/2011 6:59:02 PM *Yabby, rubbish, those melbourne club rich now have 10 times more wealth than they used to.....
» 29/09/2011 3:13:25 PM *It seems to me, like all societies, to behave as a collective organism. It moves forward .....
» 29/09/2011 2:51:44 PM *Those who were around in the bad old days of protection can remember a wealth of cheap Au.....
» 29/09/2011 10:12:42 AM *So the price of the latest electrogimic would go up here? We can manage with out or even .....
» 28/09/2011 7:21:58 PM I don't claim to be all knowing, Poirot. I simply don't wear my little heart on my sleeve.....
» 28/09/2011 1:20:53 PM Poirot, I lived in Africa for a number of years in my youth, so I know all about other per.....
» 28/09/2011 1:02:30 PM *using CO2 to promote algae growth for fuel production will be worthwhile* Hasbeen, it wi.....
» 28/09/2011 10:42:19 AM *They're human, but they're not human like us, are they.* Ah Poirot, feel free to create .....
» 28/09/2011 10:16:35 AM *Labor in Vietnam is now 30 cents per hour.For us to compete we will have to live like the.....
» 28/09/2011 9:56:03 AM *And it's not only children who are exploited in the rush to make trinkets for the West.* .....
» 28/09/2011 8:06:33 AM Rehtub, there is far more going on in this field then you might think or be aware of. Its.....
» 27/09/2011 1:02:23 PM *Are you saying that humans aren't conditioned by the culture in which they are immersed?*.....
» 27/09/2011 10:26:42 AM *these are deep waters. As for myself, I don't pretend to be above my cultural conditionin.....
» 27/09/2011 10:19:32 AM *Why am I not surprised that you can never fathom lives and circumstances so different fro.....
» 27/09/2011 8:37:05 AM *The parents of those children had little choice as well* Oh come on Poirot. You make chi.....
» 27/09/2011 8:18:11 AM Doesen't say much for parents, Poirot, when they sell their kids into slave labour......
» 26/09/2011 1:46:44 PM *Industrialism usurped his autonomy in this respect by taking the means out of individual .....
» 26/09/2011 11:37:12 AM *if you put your head up and say that you take any motivation from Marx's philosophies reg.....
» 22/09/2011 11:59:58 AM http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/book/the-quest-energy-security-and-the-remaking-of-the-mo.....
» 21/09/2011 8:31:32 PM Poirot, I read Passy's blog and sometimes used to read his articles, when he preached his .....
» 21/09/2011 7:47:59 PM *The Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi, and Ndebele peoples?* They are all part of the Bantu, which migr.....
» 21/09/2011 5:49:59 PM *Of course you have a point* Well Mollydukes, that was my point. *But I don't think that.....
» 21/09/2011 2:19:47 PM Mollydukes, I'll answer your question this way: If you think that the smartest people in.....
» 21/09/2011 1:40:58 PM David, you did mention thousands of years of culture in the region and if you check your h.....
» 21/09/2011 12:36:05 PM *There might be a culture of violence and rape in South Africa now, but it does not reflec.....
» 21/09/2011 12:21:09 PM *Of course, people buy all this stuff because corporations say the should. They use clever.....
» 21/09/2011 11:46:37 AM *and the disrespectful 'Nutter' * Lol Nutter, do you often shoot yourself in the foot and.....
» 21/09/2011 11:33:49 AM The question arises as to what is destroying what? In the end, the present global problem.....
» 20/09/2011 3:06:46 PM http://www.rape.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=875 Last time I checked, .....
» 19/09/2011 11:39:29 PM *Go back and look at Michael Lardelli's words.* Renew, I read it earlier but took little .....
» 19/09/2011 10:32:16 PM *Sustainability is more important that automation.* Well Vanna, whilst the global populat.....
» 19/09/2011 9:45:32 PM *There are now too many people,* I fully agree with you Vanna, so you are preaching to th.....
» 19/09/2011 9:13:53 PM *But it doesn't change my stance that the FIRB policy must be changed to reduce or make ha.....
» 19/09/2011 8:29:29 PM Oops Lexi, you are sensitive about having become a grandmother. That's just my sense of hu.....
» 19/09/2011 8:11:08 PM Vanna, so why should exports be treated any differently then products produced for the loc.....
» 19/09/2011 6:01:58 PM Lexi, amazingly, when it comes to agriculture and producing food, I am actually quite well.....
» 19/09/2011 3:51:25 PM Sheesh Nutter, I thought that the figures were plain as day. But if you can't refute them.....
» 19/09/2011 3:47:58 PM *and that in the future we may well be buying our food from China.* Gawd Lexi, now they a.....
» 19/09/2011 3:40:31 PM *The entire sheep supply chain from the paddock to abattoir (or the live sheep transporter.....
» 19/09/2011 11:40:00 AM Dear Ozideas, they probably would, if they were available and somebody formed a supply cha.....
» 19/09/2011 9:56:21 AM So Valerie, next time I need a lemon, rather then spend 80c, do you think I should go hunt.....
» 19/09/2011 9:39:44 AM *If an exporter wants to export something, they will have to show that their product meets.....
» 18/09/2011 10:20:24 PM *I know that there is a limit to how much productivity can be wrung from automation.* Rat.....
» 18/09/2011 6:06:52 PM *If the local dictator gets difficult they will simply give him more.* In that case Bazz,.....
» 18/09/2011 2:26:36 PM *From my perspective, I class mindless junk as anything unnecessary to sustaining life.* .....
» 17/09/2011 11:25:46 PM *Already Chinese and Indian companies are looking for other places to buy their coal and i.....
» 17/09/2011 7:22:45 PM Vanna, foreign investors invest here for the same reasons that our companies invest in oth.....
» 17/09/2011 5:03:07 PM *The cost of shipping a container across the Pacific has risen so much that bulky cheap pr.....
» 17/09/2011 2:27:01 PM *They've managed to cause the average person in the street to believe that if they continu.....
» 17/09/2011 2:17:46 PM *This discussion is quite irrelevant, free trade and its stablemate globalisation are alr.....
» 17/09/2011 11:57:25 AM *You can’t say the quality of government is dependent on the will (or lack thereof) of the.....
» 16/09/2011 6:58:06 PM *I actually think the suicide rate among God deniers (except for suicide bombers) would be.....
» 16/09/2011 3:31:20 PM *Our political system is incapable of properly managing the all-powerful push from the big.....
» 16/09/2011 3:10:49 PM *The LNP is both socially & economically "liberal" in that they are socially, pr.....
» 16/09/2011 10:59:33 AM *At least in one way religion solves the issue for many and then they can just get on with.....
» 15/09/2011 7:57:11 PM It seems to you, Nutter? You clearly don't bother to inform yourself too well, just wild c.....
» 15/09/2011 2:15:19 PM Actually Houllie, I think that with very little effort, you'd certainly have the brains to.....
» 15/09/2011 12:29:02 PM One of my favourite tv programmes is the Gruen Transfer, these advertising guys spend the.....
» 15/09/2011 9:44:02 AM Nutter, you still don't get it, but that does not suprise me. If you've ever owned bank s.....
» 14/09/2011 8:04:01 PM http://webskeptic.wikidot.com/federal-reserve-system There you go Nutter, some more skept.....
» 14/09/2011 4:45:54 PM There you go, Nutter. http://www.usagold.com/federalreserve.html Unlike yourself and Arj.....
» 14/09/2011 2:39:16 PM *You still don't accept the parallels, Yabby, despite the fact that you quite obviously se.....
» 14/09/2011 11:17:49 AM *But then again our values are somewhat different. In my world it isn't seen as all that p.....
» 14/09/2011 10:57:35 AM *Your answer demonstrates that you consider the "core" philosophy applies only t.....
» 13/09/2011 9:48:16 PM Dear Lexi, The following quote from your website might help: *Our intention is not to ar.....
» 13/09/2011 9:37:08 PM Nutter, one of my experiences about life is that people who don't have much, invariably t.....
» 13/09/2011 6:36:21 PM *It is all very familiar, the cry from this forum "Christianity good, Islam bad".....
» 13/09/2011 3:05:01 PM Lexi, Waleed Ali indeed does a fine job at giving an Australian lawyer's perspective of th.....
» 13/09/2011 1:02:43 PM *Yet I'm sure that you would welcome them into Australia.* Lexi, I would? So claims you l.....
» 12/09/2011 11:04:02 PM *Inferring that "Christianity is the religion of love," is just as much a fallac.....
» 12/09/2011 5:22:22 PM http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/bios/board/default.htm Nutter, there is a list .....
» 12/09/2011 2:59:35 PM *The problem is the legal restrictions which the Convention imposes* Yup. The problem is .....
» 12/09/2011 2:37:57 PM *It is true the Fed Res pays a dividend to the Federal Government. But that is hardly the .....
» 11/09/2011 10:18:35 PM *"Education" translates into another nicely oiled cog in the consumption and end.....
» 10/09/2011 3:14:56 PM *Yabby, while all of that is technically correct,* That's all it needs to be, Formersnag......
» 9/09/2011 7:56:41 PM http://webskeptic.wikidot.com/federal-reserve-ownership There you go Arjay, just to clear.....
» 9/09/2011 7:41:50 PM *Think about it, what REAL difference is there to the average pleb on the street between S.....
» 9/09/2011 2:39:40 PM *Most women in the porno industry also have drug and alcohol problems, and sexually transm.....
» 9/09/2011 12:35:33 PM *And we've learned nothing!* Actually not so, Poirot, if you look at the stats, Australia.....
» 9/09/2011 11:31:13 AM *but the infrastructure to help people live rewarding lives was overlooked.* Hang on Poir.....
» 8/09/2011 7:16:07 PM *You see if the NSW Liberal government increase mining state tax then that's okay, But if .....
» 7/09/2011 10:51:26 AM *Where do all the other nations in the world send their refugees to, to be processed off-s.....
» 7/09/2011 10:41:16 AM *In reality for cultural reasons few Arabs, Asians or Africans would want to come here if .....
» 6/09/2011 10:33:27 PM *Life though, is hardly about 'balance' is it* Of course it is, TBC. We think and we feel.....
» 6/09/2011 8:27:15 PM Lexi, dreaming is wonderful, but life is about balance. Reality does not go away, when you.....
» 6/09/2011 2:08:51 PM *Of course I'm for on shore processing. What sane person isn't?* Err Lexi, most sane peop.....
» 5/09/2011 10:41:16 PM *What I am upset about is that she didn't choose an all female cabinet. Maybe if she had d.....
» 5/09/2011 3:49:26 PM *BTW: I may be a lot of things - but being predictable - I'm proud to say - isn't one of t.....
» 5/09/2011 11:01:38 AM Ah Lexi, just as I expected from you. A wishy washy feelgood answer and a refusal to answe.....
» 5/09/2011 10:15:51 AM I actually give Julia Gillard alot more credit then many others on OLO do. Her real proble.....
» 4/09/2011 7:18:34 PM Lexi, I'll make the point again. We should express in legislation what we are prepared to .....
» 4/09/2011 5:47:40 PM Formersnag, manufacturing has become so globalised and specialised, that you could not aff.....
» 4/09/2011 3:02:50 PM Lexi, sweet lady that you are, you continue to show a large naivety about human behaviour......
» 4/09/2011 5:54:19 AM Speak for yourself, Arjay. If you are living a life enslaved to your debts, then perhaps y.....
» 3/09/2011 8:30:16 PM Formersnag, you insist on using 19th century thinking to address problems of the 21st cent.....
» 2/09/2011 2:18:30 PM Its interesting that nobody is mentioning plain old union greed, as a reason why many comp.....
» 2/09/2011 10:19:07 AM http://www.cattlefacts.com.au/ArticleAustBeefHistory98Comp.htm There you go Formersnag, a.....
» 1/09/2011 8:31:15 PM *Until then, both Labor and the LNP are trolling the depths of moral responsibility.* Ah,.....
» 1/09/2011 8:14:15 PM *but between 1945 & 1965 we had full employment despite a tsunami of migrants & a baby boo.....
» 1/09/2011 2:13:44 PM A very good article, Saul. Sadly the economically illiterate are rather common on OLO. But.....
» 31/08/2011 3:36:21 PM *Oh, and no-till does involve fuel, for slashing or mechanical trashing of stubble, and th.....
» 31/08/2011 12:54:53 PM Actually the most amusing part of this story, is checking out the adverts on sites such as.....
» 31/08/2011 9:22:52 AM Poirot, Diamond makes that simplistic mistake of focussing on oil and metals for his calcu.....
» 30/08/2011 8:17:12 PM *SOG response: They had three targets and scrambled for none.* I can just see the headlin.....
» 30/08/2011 8:11:13 PM *But, this IS the argument <Its just a question of time??* Sure its just a question of.....
» 30/08/2011 11:39:58 AM *How did the BBC know it would collapse in 20 minutes? Controlled Demoliton perhaps?* Lol.....
» 30/08/2011 10:38:17 AM *That's all very well, but what about the American who has a modest family of two offsprin.....
» 30/08/2011 10:22:49 AM Sonofgloin, perhaps you should read the link that I posted, a bit more closely. WTC 7 cove.....
» 30/08/2011 9:21:12 AM *If I had six children in India, the lot of us collectively would still have a smaller glo.....
» 29/08/2011 10:53:54 PM Poirot, Fred might differ, but Fred could well be wrong. It is a little simplistic to try .....
» 29/08/2011 3:07:57 PM The question really comes down to the numbers. Qantas comes from the days of heavy union r.....
» 29/08/2011 1:40:56 PM *It is Man who has destroyed that balance, and principally Western Man, through over indul.....
» 28/08/2011 10:45:11 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTC_Building_7 There you go Arjay, all public information, q.....
» 28/08/2011 9:26:18 PM *All these mad 'conspiracy theories' have been just that...mad theories.* Suze, you are o.....
» 28/08/2011 8:08:00 PM *The solution for most peasant farmers, of course, is to top up the nutrient (purchased fr.....
» 28/08/2011 4:01:39 PM *Production efficiencies, within the confines of the necessary sustainability model, will .....
» 27/08/2011 5:13:37 PM *So you expect the third world to exercise restraint when it comes to procreation, but the.....
» 27/08/2011 11:21:23 AM *the population explosion is a direct result of agricultural and industrial revolution and.....
» 27/08/2011 10:15:47 AM *To use my mouse plague analogy again, the millions lifted out of poverty are comparable t.....
» 25/08/2011 10:28:18 PM *The result would be people such as yourself, who want to buy nearly everything from outsi.....
» 25/08/2011 8:04:46 PM *But I'm constantly outraged at the intensity of pressure put on developing countries by t.....
» 25/08/2011 7:48:09 PM *although there are an increasing number of countries now on the verge of economic catastr.....
» 25/08/2011 1:53:06 PM Oops Vanna, Australians have of course taken to Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, .....
» 25/08/2011 10:54:15 AM Hang on Poirot, you really are a bit one eyed in your views. Money lenders have been arou.....
» 24/08/2011 8:32:20 PM Vanna, US agriculture did not decline, it changed, as it did in Australia. So did manufact.....
» 24/08/2011 6:51:09 PM Vanna, I think your analysis of the US economy is a little simplistic. Yes, manufacturing.....
» 24/08/2011 4:50:50 PM Diver Dan, 300m$, given the Govt culpability in all of this and seen against 6 billion ass.....
» 24/08/2011 4:41:52 PM *What's smartarsed about telling something like it is?* Poirot, cos its the easy thing to.....
» 24/08/2011 2:39:29 PM Poirot, its fairly easy to sit on the sidelines and pass smartarsed comments about India, .....
» 24/08/2011 12:34:33 PM *The wool price initiative was a classic example of the ability of certain industries to f.....
» 23/08/2011 2:44:10 PM *Oh Yabby, Yabby, Yabby The world is not as neat and tidy as you may think. Markets rise .....
» 22/08/2011 8:26:48 PM Actually Pericles, I don't fit into your "latte sipping feelgood Greenie" catego.....
» 22/08/2011 6:19:49 PM *Why else would you want to close every industry other than quarrying?* Formersnag, I am .....
» 22/08/2011 3:17:37 PM *Why should the wool industry have been left to die, when the price of wool is currently a.....
» 22/08/2011 11:11:05 AM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/how-wool-was-pulled-over-investors-eyes/stor.....
» 22/08/2011 10:46:03 AM I'd suggest that "Homo Destructor" would be quite suitable......
» 22/08/2011 10:42:43 AM Belly, I was simply responding to Suze, who made the valid point about Ron Paul and the fa.....
» 21/08/2011 8:24:49 PM Suze you are quite correct! Paul wants to ban abortions, next he'll be talking to the Lord.....
» 21/08/2011 8:12:06 PM *so entrepreneurs in Australia won’t get much help from the Australian public.* Not so Va.....
» 21/08/2011 3:34:13 PM *That was my point. Why?* Antiseptic, the press clearly saw the amusing and controversial.....
» 21/08/2011 12:57:28 PM *Now, I'm not sure what the gender of the directors has to do with the business decision,*.....
» 20/08/2011 3:53:00 PM *They could supply for $2.00 into my store, excellent quality products that cost me $14.00.....
» 20/08/2011 10:32:44 AM *but there is also a demand for quality goods.* You are quite correct there, Baygon. Back.....
» 19/08/2011 8:41:13 PM *so they can spend it on imported movies from Disney or the latest gadgets from Apple.* T.....
» 19/08/2011 6:15:14 PM *the quality of some goods has improved, some have gotten worse* Well Formersnag, what is.....
» 19/08/2011 2:04:17 PM http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Previousproducts/1301.0Feature%20Article262005?ope.....
» 18/08/2011 7:58:07 PM *When a single income could raise a family, pay off a house, and allow the husband and wif.....
» 18/08/2011 6:08:15 PM *The kind of economy described as being desirable is exactly what we had between 1945 & 19.....
» 18/08/2011 2:45:27 PM You are treading on dangerous territory there, Baygon. The law of unintended consequences .....
» 18/08/2011 11:44:36 AM *One thing that I would advocate is a tax on the export of gas.* They are already taxed. .....
» 16/08/2011 2:02:01 PM Lillian, if Roundup was banned, quite frankly people would simply starve to death, as it i.....
» 15/08/2011 10:33:07 AM Belly, sadly the debate in public is going to have to continue, because so many are so ba.....
» 15/08/2011 12:01:02 AM *Wouldn't AU be better off value adding instead of selling whole* Clearly not, or they wo.....
» 14/08/2011 2:07:35 PM I still think that Desmond Morris was correct, when he wrote "The Human Zoo". T.....
» 12/08/2011 11:03:17 PM *and then the financial institutions began to falter and fall by the wayside - and voila! .....
» 12/08/2011 9:30:44 PM I can just see your scenario unfolding Arjay, as those rich kids text each other on their .....
» 12/08/2011 3:30:41 PM http://www.smh.com.au/world/stereotype-of-the-underclass-does-not-apply-20110811-1iowa.htm.....
» 11/08/2011 10:33:48 PM Jayb, its your kind of ignorance, along with that of the Vatican, that is actually part of.....
» 11/08/2011 9:02:33 PM There is a much simpler solution, Quantum. Just give third world women a choice. You are n.....
» 11/08/2011 8:55:22 PM *welfare represents something like 2 percent of the federal budget).* Not so, Lexi. Last .....
» 10/08/2011 5:35:24 PM *Why so many youth unemployed....free trade, globalization and the dismantling of tariff b.....
» 9/08/2011 9:26:23 PM *What is causing it?* Many small reasons make one big reason. Via the benefit of smart ph.....
» 9/08/2011 9:09:12 PM *Can we do anything,really truly anything to avoid these problems.* Yes we could, Belly. .....
» 9/08/2011 9:03:15 PM *Solar rebates have drastically reduced my power bill* Well that is the problem Hazza. Yo.....
» 7/08/2011 12:37:57 PM Sheesh, in that case I'd better have the last word.........
» 6/08/2011 7:18:15 PM *How many BREAM or LEED certifications ? * I actually looked those up, Rob, as my final p.....
» 6/08/2011 4:59:29 PM *For these reasons we need governments policies, regulations and economic instruments.* T.....
» 6/08/2011 3:01:47 PM *Yabby it is the FED who control Congress by virtue of creating all the money its needs to.....
» 6/08/2011 2:14:59 PM *yet no one questions it.* Ah Arjay, but we do question it, but at least try to understan.....
» 6/08/2011 11:46:34 AM Ammonite, every good businessman knows that the most certain thing in business is constant.....
» 6/08/2011 11:38:32 AM Rob, if all countries had low population densities like Australia, we would not have a glo.....
» 5/08/2011 8:17:32 PM *AVERAGE AUSTRALIAN will play in the crumbles under the table of the rich, but for how lon.....
» 5/08/2011 10:22:25 AM But of course every con man with an idea will also be queueing up to take advantage of any.....
» 5/08/2011 10:21:29 AM *you have already suggested several times that the use of renewable energy could generate .....
» 5/08/2011 9:18:58 AM I follow this debate a bit on Bloomberg and to me what seems to be developing is a politic.....
» 4/08/2011 12:33:00 PM Rob, just because the EU rushes into something, does not mean that its a good idea. Note t.....
» 3/08/2011 5:29:27 PM *What do you propose to do about the Vatican standing on contraceptives ? * Raise it poli.....
» 3/08/2011 2:25:17 PM http://www.mariestopes.org.au/how-we-help/where-we-work/our-global-partnership-programs L.....
» 3/08/2011 11:16:40 AM *Poverty demands, that families are large, as not every child born is going to sustain his.....
» 3/08/2011 11:04:13 AM *O.K., the population control is extremely important, but we can not do about it as much a.....
» 2/08/2011 8:59:11 PM http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/25/u2-bono-tax-protest-glastonbury Lexi, Bono mi.....
» 2/08/2011 2:25:26 PM Lexi, as a good Catholic, perhaps you can give Carindal Pell a ring and tell him to start .....
» 2/08/2011 12:21:09 PM Lexi, I think you will find that Marie Stopes do a great deal of good in the third world, .....
» 2/08/2011 9:44:23 AM *I suggest that we will burn all of them at the stake. We are back in the dark ages.* Wel.....
» 1/08/2011 10:09:29 PM Actually Lexi, evolutionary psychology is pretty good at predicting what you will donate. .....
» 1/08/2011 8:57:30 PM *but at least some of us are capable of seeing the big picture, and casting a critical eye.....
» 1/08/2011 5:36:39 PM Rob, the thing is, you want to blame all the world's woes on corporations. As if Govts ca.....
» 1/08/2011 2:20:39 PM Hehe Houllie, I love your thinking:) But of course you will be shot for being the messenge.....
» 1/08/2011 2:10:28 PM I read an article this morning about the financials of the global solar panel manufacturer.....
» 1/08/2011 12:02:24 PM Rob, I am not sure of the point that you are trying to make here. Bush wanted to get reel.....
» 1/08/2011 11:40:33 AM *Ethically, it is a much bigger problem!!* Squeers, that is highly debatable. Your urge t.....
» 1/08/2011 12:30:11 AM http://oldarchive.godspy.com/life/Gandhi-on-Sex-Marriage-and-Birth-Control-by-Daniel-Vitz......
» 31/07/2011 10:35:00 PM *Yabby the percentage you trotted out is a percentage against an aspect of GDP, not the pe.....
» 31/07/2011 7:32:13 PM *"The earth has enough for everyone's needs, but not for some people's greed."* .....
» 31/07/2011 6:35:15 PM Ah, another of Poirot's favourite anti western gurus :) Never mind that in my lifetime, t.....
» 31/07/2011 6:21:21 PM *I have previously stated that double standard is O.K. in the context of the corporate and.....
» 31/07/2011 1:30:24 PM Yes Poirot, I know that as a good old leftie you'd be lost without evil Western conspiracy.....
» 31/07/2011 1:18:58 PM Ludwig, Sonogloin has no idea what is going on in the West. He can't think beyond his litt.....
» 31/07/2011 12:28:43 PM http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/fs/aust.pdf There ya go Sonofgloin, all nicely classified for .....
» 31/07/2011 12:09:24 PM *Developed countries which have excess of these food items reduce their prices and export .....
» 31/07/2011 11:38:24 AM Gawd Poirot, so you found some corruption! Go and read why the World bank and IMF were se.....
» 31/07/2011 10:49:28 AM Ah come on Poirot, no need for your Western guilt trip. If anyone exploits people in the t.....
» 31/07/2011 10:29:44 AM Ludwig, as a botanist you would have a copy of Darwin's Origin of Species on your shelf so.....
» 31/07/2011 12:00:39 AM *My point is that corporations have been treated in a totally different way than SME or in.....
» 30/07/2011 6:25:58 PM Rob, there is a huge difference between financial institutions. Investment banks are banks.....
» 30/07/2011 4:47:13 PM Gawd Gertrude, next you'll be expecting farmers to come to your house and cook your food f.....
» 30/07/2011 2:07:39 PM *Question – how many generations of fishermen do we have to train before they “get it”?* .....
» 30/07/2011 1:36:00 PM *Pick up the discarded packaging that is strewn around the family Christmas tree and count.....
» 30/07/2011 1:16:58 PM Arjay, an embryo is not a person, it is an organism. Next you will be wanting rights for s.....
» 30/07/2011 1:10:06 PM Rob, AIG are not a bank, but an insurance company. They were saved to stop millions of Ame.....
» 30/07/2011 12:53:40 PM *I’m all right Johannes” stuff the kaffa* Actually Sonofgloin, it was more like "tim.....
» 30/07/2011 11:11:37 AM Ludwig, you can't really judge road traffic in the wheatbelt right now. Everything has sto.....
» 29/07/2011 9:40:55 PM LOL Gertrude, frankly I don't care what you do. But if you make claims on OLO, as an infor.....
» 29/07/2011 9:19:02 PM *a consultancy that works with the not-for-profit sector on strategy development, campaign.....
» 29/07/2011 6:48:19 PM Wel Gertrude, if under your claimed system farmers don't need to do the course, then farme.....
» 29/07/2011 6:40:43 PM *we have to be prepared for many Katrinas in the years to come with climate change occurin.....
» 29/07/2011 6:39:32 PM *Yabby, You have an idealistic approach to the corporate law and how the corporate world o.....
» 29/07/2011 6:12:57 PM *Just a reminder to our WA bretheren that fifty years ago WA was a commercial non entity c.....
» 29/07/2011 3:46:28 PM Come on Gertrude, get real! I've seen all the so called interent meat trading sites, where.....
» 29/07/2011 3:35:32 PM Ludwig, your docile approach is all very well, but I assure you that the meek don't inheri.....
» 28/07/2011 11:47:09 PM *but i watched in on the news- Aussie wide they said 120K * I watched the news too, Gertr.....
» 28/07/2011 11:37:41 PM *Firstly, isn’t growth supposed to generate wealth well over and above the costs?* Well i.....
» 28/07/2011 9:15:24 PM *The public turned out one hundred and twenty thousand Australia wide a month ago.* More .....
» 28/07/2011 9:00:10 PM Arjay, if Ron Paul was for freedom, he would not be trying to ban abortions. Fact is that .....
» 28/07/2011 7:30:03 PM Actually Rob, much of this discussion comes about because many people simply do not unders.....
» 28/07/2011 7:16:58 PM Ah Arjay, you mean that Ron Paul was who part of the Republican party under Bush, who nea.....
» 28/07/2011 7:00:56 PM No 50 thousand Getrude, all the demos in total were a bit over a thousand or so. The bigg.....
» 28/07/2011 2:15:10 PM Arjay, Rothchilds are not a central bank and banks cannot take profits out of central bank.....
» 28/07/2011 2:05:22 PM I think that is a bit of a cop out and a simplistic view of why we stopped much manufactur.....
» 28/07/2011 1:51:02 PM See Gertrude, you are so out of touch with the industry, that you don't even understand it.....
» 28/07/2011 1:36:13 PM *So, in what ways do you think WA is not getting a fair deal?* Firstly Ludwig, minerals d.....
» 28/07/2011 9:47:00 AM *The fact AMIEU and Abattoir owners and thousands of others have long lobbied the trade ba.....
» 28/07/2011 9:31:53 AM I am all for secession of WA and the use of the continual threat of secession, to get a fa.....
» 28/07/2011 9:17:01 AM *It is the Bankers and Wall St who own the shares in the Oil Companies* Funny that, Arjay.....
» 27/07/2011 10:07:57 PM Gertude, the reaon that pastoralists are left stranded is because Ludwig ran scared about .....
» 27/07/2011 8:51:11 PM *Those are the findings of a well respected research source.* So you claim. But anyone wh.....
» 27/07/2011 7:55:27 PM The reality is the the USA simply cannot afford the war in Afghanistan anymore. Too many A.....
» 27/07/2011 5:52:08 PM *btw those figures have been proven o the jobs* No Gertrude, those figures have not been .....
» 27/07/2011 3:46:04 PM FWIW Rob, the answer will most likely come from corporations and silicon valley entreprene.....
» 27/07/2011 3:31:12 PM *Re funding- play your silly games- break it up if you wish.* No silly claims Gertrude, b.....
» 26/07/2011 10:09:53 PM *Gertrude isn’t telling porkies* Yes you are Gertrude and your claim was totally ridiculo.....
» 26/07/2011 11:17:22 AM *where is the investment into renewable energy by the big oil companies?* That is the que.....
» 26/07/2011 10:47:08 AM *These feed lots just like live exports are costing each household about $880.00 a year in.....
» 26/07/2011 10:25:44 AM http://www.moreesolarfarm.com.au/Home.htm You only need to look, Ammonite. Right here und.....
» 24/07/2011 9:00:18 PM *Otherwise, we do not have a chance to survive on this planet as a species by the end of t.....
» 24/07/2011 6:52:31 PM *Nothing else justifies our inaction and inertia than the energy sector greed and the gove.....
» 24/07/2011 11:33:57 AM *Yabby, yes the AWC appears to be doing very well in terms of habitat protection for rare .....
» 24/07/2011 11:12:17 AM *Unless you are multimillioner, not a mum and dad investor, your savings will rarely give .....
» 23/07/2011 9:16:45 PM * I am with you regarding Corporate greed, on both the Shareholders and CEO salaries.* Ha.....
» 23/07/2011 11:16:12 AM Ludwig, I think I already answered your question. Economies grow because people want more......
» 23/07/2011 6:49:18 AM http://www.australianwildlife.org/Home.aspx Australian Wildlife Conservancy are an alread.....
» 23/07/2011 6:39:34 AM *If we want to have an universal access to the modern health system, education or clean wa.....
» 22/07/2011 6:05:21 PM DD, the problem with Western food aid is that in the end it can become a way for those in .....
» 22/07/2011 12:34:36 PM *We have all become greedy, but corporations are much greedier.* Rob, people who work for.....
» 21/07/2011 9:29:40 PM Its not all gloom and doom, DD. I note in today's press that the Australian Govt had alrea.....
» 21/07/2011 8:01:12 PM Ah, just wait until those dairy farmers get clobbered with those extra charges for running.....
» 21/07/2011 4:10:44 PM DD, I think that you will find that every aid agency on the planet will rush there. It is .....
» 21/07/2011 1:59:52 PM *Actually, the greed or competition factor is not just human nature, it is a fundamental e.....
» 21/07/2011 12:38:58 PM Ludwig, if its all corporations to blame as you seem to claim, what are all those millions.....
» 21/07/2011 12:34:04 PM It eventually hit Bob Geldorf, what part of the problem was, when he went back 20 years la.....
» 20/07/2011 5:48:15 PM Rob, corporations are run according to the rules of a country and those rules are determin.....
» 20/07/2011 2:00:10 PM Ah rstuart, country people don't give up that easily, they are far too resilient. So there.....
» 20/07/2011 11:51:35 AM *You forgot two things, Yabby* Rsruart, I never forgot anything. OLO is full of people co.....
» 20/07/2011 11:13:38 AM There is no such thing as corporate greed, for corporations are mere paper entities, they .....
» 20/07/2011 11:09:39 AM *Why should we protect other life forms?* Lexi, from my understanding of biology, without.....
» 19/07/2011 10:04:45 PM *Ahh, that statement makes your feelings about us city folk clear at last. I'm glad to see.....
» 19/07/2011 8:56:55 PM *I'm a little intrigued that 75% of these highly efficient farmers lost money last year. W.....
» 19/07/2011 7:50:00 PM *So again you plead poor on behalf of your local sheep farmers. Are the flocks down to a s.....
» 19/07/2011 5:55:35 PM *Believe it or not, the most ardent supporters of the carbon tax are the richer members of.....
» 19/07/2011 10:11:33 AM rstuart, that was AWC or the Australian Wool corporation. Indeed their wool mountain was .....
» 18/07/2011 8:19:48 PM *this oversupply of sheep was a mess of the sheep industries own making. The AWB was one b.....
» 18/07/2011 5:14:14 PM Funnily enough I have nothing against Julia personally, but right now she is going on radi.....
» 17/07/2011 8:24:17 PM *But you know it is nothing more than that. If you were offered nothing, would you take it.....
» 17/07/2011 5:14:39 PM *life goes on, night follows day, and the farmer raises his prices* Ah that would be wond.....
» 16/07/2011 8:29:13 PM *Scare and fear mongering doesn't do the Liberals any credit* Lexi, sounds more like you .....
» 16/07/2011 2:54:15 PM *And contrary to what you say, this makes us one of worst mobs on the planet, not one of t.....
» 15/07/2011 4:58:45 PM *You'll be taxed, and then you'll pass the tax on (and then some, apparently) to the consu.....
» 14/07/2011 8:33:22 PM Poirot, no matter what the right did, I doubt if you would vote for them. More likely a ch.....
» 8/07/2011 9:39:57 PM Hi Belly, yes I saw that one, thanks. We'll let the inquiry dig up the truth. There was ce.....
» 8/07/2011 1:59:32 PM Actually Gertrude, you don't have public support for any ban. You just have a very noisy g.....
» 7/07/2011 8:49:54 PM *A ban on live exports could be done with a gradual phasing out as proposed by Xenophon an.....
» 7/07/2011 5:25:29 PM Ah Gertrude, but of course you and Lyn are behind the times. We reached a protocol of int.....
» 7/07/2011 1:39:13 PM Gertrude, the minister does not have to be a control freak, to control the industry. If a.....
» 7/07/2011 6:51:18 AM Morgan, your point is as logical as saying that because Tiger airlines have a safety prob.....
» 6/07/2011 11:27:23 PM *No real backbone there but none expected.* Its not about backbone Pelican, but about fac.....
» 6/07/2011 8:10:01 PM Yes SM, I heared the good news a short time ago! They will do what they have been doing in.....
» 6/07/2011 5:52:11 PM Belly, you and I figured out a simple solution right at the start of the debate on this to.....
» 5/07/2011 11:18:19 PM Gertrude, we have heard it all before dear. The would be and could be and the plans. Now g.....
» 5/07/2011 11:03:17 PM Gertrude, to be honest, you've ranted and raved for years, but so far haven't achieved any.....
» 5/07/2011 10:16:42 PM No Gertrude, the problem is that you don't understand the basic logistics of livestock far.....
» 5/07/2011 6:22:23 PM http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201107/s3261745.htm This is why I am so passiona.....
» 5/07/2011 5:23:51 PM *falling for the spin from the meat and livestock people on this issue.* Sheesh, quite co.....
» 5/07/2011 11:02:24 AM Banjo, interesting article. Without steel, it will be interesting to see how they build th.....
» 4/07/2011 9:25:54 PM Ah, at last the reds, the anarchists, the protest vote, animal liberation and a few other .....
» 4/07/2011 8:02:19 PM *This is already standard practice in the Commonwealth public service* Well it would be. .....
» 4/07/2011 7:49:19 PM *It’s the luck of history as to where Australia’s mineral wealth ends up* Nor really Davi.....
» 4/07/2011 7:27:57 PM Actually Gerturde, you continue to show extremely poor judgement, but that is not new. As .....
» 4/07/2011 2:27:53 PM Well Poirot, there is in fact one good point. Women keep complaining that men should be m.....
» 4/07/2011 8:59:30 AM *Well we can speak of the whats ifs & sit on our veranda chewing our cud.* Speak for your.....
» 3/07/2011 7:50:44 PM Morgan, it is really up to individuals where they decide to work. But in my experience, if.....
» 3/07/2011 5:41:32 PM Gertrude, I have little to say to your many wild claims. Indonesia made it clear this yea.....
» 3/07/2011 2:16:26 PM Morgan, there are plenty of pragmatic and intelligent people in the sex industry, who do v.....
» 3/07/2011 1:59:06 PM http://fw.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/livestock/cattle/senate-inquiry-to-scrutini.....
» 3/07/2011 11:07:37 AM Arjay I know full well how fractional reserve banking works. Banks cannot lend out all th.....
» 3/07/2011 10:55:31 AM Morgan, the unintended consequences of the AA campaign, remain to be seen. If the station .....
» 3/07/2011 10:36:07 AM *Women with low self-esteem but physically attractive find 'easy' money to be gleaned from.....
» 2/07/2011 11:54:25 PM Banjo, there is an interesting article in the Weekend Australian, which I have a copy of, .....
» 2/07/2011 9:37:05 PM *Jobs- Jobs jobs. Recent figures still on the table now estimate its closer to 60 thousand.....
» 2/07/2011 8:20:40 PM *will provide the service for the demand by men to have unconditional sexual gratification.....
» 2/07/2011 6:30:22 PM *Both genders have been complicit in the rupturing of the traditional paradigm by seeking .....
» 2/07/2011 2:02:17 PM *and this male-driven construct is so enamoured by all that glitters that he has elevated .....
» 2/07/2011 1:47:26 PM *We dont want feed lots* Gertrude feedlots are quite legal and the animals do well. What .....
» 2/07/2011 12:08:00 PM Arjay, the very nature of lending money that was previously banked, increases the money su.....
» 2/07/2011 11:59:30 AM Gertrude, we have been over the live trade issue, over and over and over again. There is .....
» 2/07/2011 10:47:58 AM *Depositor money should and can be loaned out* Well Arjay, that is all that banks do, whi.....
» 2/07/2011 10:26:41 AM *As I have stated before, not all farmers agree with the MLA.* Ammonite, who ever claimed.....
» 2/07/2011 9:51:20 AM So Arjay, would you like to deny banks the right to lend out money which they borrow from .....
» 1/07/2011 8:59:42 PM http://qcl.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/agribusiness-and-general/political/gillard.....
» 1/07/2011 7:21:44 PM Gawd here we go, the best friend is back. Gertrude, you are so predictable. Good intentio.....
» 1/07/2011 3:15:48 PM *I am trying to say is Wellards hold the key for now & should be pushing to ship them with.....
» 1/07/2011 2:23:40 PM *and being head of the corporation you have no moral obligation to anyone but yourself? To.....
» 1/07/2011 2:17:33 PM Gertrude, there is far more involved in quarantine protocols then a few ticks. But I won't.....
» 1/07/2011 12:29:43 PM *Yabby unfettered capitalism just doesn't work* Who talked of unfettered capitalism? Ther.....
» 1/07/2011 11:41:04 AM *None have had criminal charges levied against them - for the damage they did. * Ah Lexi,.....
» 1/07/2011 11:26:06 AM *that do not address the flaws in unfettered capitalism* Nothing to do with capitalism Pe.....
» 1/07/2011 11:12:27 AM *How much profit is enough?* What if the business is running at a loss?.....
» 29/06/2011 10:50:24 PM Gertrude, not paying roadtax on fuel for machinery that does not drive on roads is not a s.....
» 29/06/2011 8:12:18 PM 597, you make my point for me. Its not federal funding that builds roads, but money sent e.....
» 29/06/2011 6:33:45 PM http://www.4bc.com.au/blogs/4bc-blog/cattle-ban--lack-of-wisdom/20110629-1gpup.html Belly.....
» 29/06/2011 6:11:41 PM Actually Belly, its the empathy I feel for the hardworking West Australian men and women .....
» 29/06/2011 5:03:46 PM Ammonite, nasty is never the problem, but stupidity sure is, as your post shows. But then .....
» 29/06/2011 12:18:43 PM *find a name other than Australia* Err Belly, AFAIK since before federation, this place w.....
» 29/06/2011 10:42:56 AM *There is an issue in the cities in the east that shows a lack of understanding about the .....
» 29/06/2011 3:13:16 AM Country Gal, you really have to live over here to see how WA is treated as a second class.....
» 28/06/2011 8:35:40 PM Gertrude, the Elders plant and others were stunning animals long before this kerfuffle bro.....
» 28/06/2011 5:18:24 PM Gertrude, the Indonesians are upset with Ludwig, because in Asian culture there is a thing.....
» 28/06/2011 2:20:19 PM *Wrong they are refusing to stun!* Nonsense. Companies like Elders run their own abattoir.....
» 28/06/2011 1:07:11 PM Belly, WA has some great horses, like one called CAN DO, another called MAKE IT HAPPEN. Th.....
» 28/06/2011 10:53:41 AM Gertrude, if you want to learn something about various slaughter methods and associated pr.....
» 28/06/2011 9:39:49 AM Better if WA secedes from the East. Canberra is totally out of touch with WA and their rec.....
» 27/06/2011 8:40:53 PM 597, those cattle can't be moved south, the numbers don't stack up. Bos Indicus is regarde.....
» 27/06/2011 1:02:29 PM Perhaps 4 Corners should make a documentary warts and all, of humans gasping for their las.....
» 26/06/2011 6:29:47 PM Morgan, if the majority of Australians agreed with AA, then they would give up eating meat.....
» 26/06/2011 3:17:23 PM Actually, "Kerryanne" has done a wonderful job on OLO, for she has made my point.....
» 26/06/2011 2:48:33 PM Jennifer, your premise that woman are paid less then men because "womens work" i.....
» 26/06/2011 11:50:19 AM *Women do not hold sexual power any more than men do* Sheesh, in that case men will have .....
» 25/06/2011 4:36:19 PM *Australia has minimal chance in any niche when faced with that type of competition.* Not.....
» 25/06/2011 2:11:52 PM *The more we import, the less likely we are ever going to value add, and the knowledge bas.....
» 25/06/2011 11:19:17 AM Banjo, on old bloke that I know, bought his wife and axe for her birthday, as she was comp.....
» 24/06/2011 7:08:19 PM *Don't patronize me Yabby* Actually Bronwyn, I was more offended by you thinking that we .....
» 24/06/2011 6:55:31 PM *in order to finance the legitimate benefits accruing to a rapidly growing older populatio.....
» 24/06/2011 5:29:25 PM Morgan, Animals Australia intend to throw thousands of Australians out of work, clearly yo.....
» 24/06/2011 3:17:58 PM Ahh, some good news at last. I just got a press release from MLA and they are coming up wi.....
» 24/06/2011 12:50:56 PM *In short, gender up there, (brain) sex down there (between the legs.)* Ah Jennifer, but .....
» 24/06/2011 12:32:03 PM *A frequent comment from the Iraqis who arrived here in the early 2000's was they'd never .....
» 24/06/2011 8:01:39 AM Bronwyn, if Soviet troops were driving around Australian streets, I'd suggest that a few A.....
» 24/06/2011 12:05:03 AM *Your comments here are as cringe-worthy as those of the Australian on the program tonight.....
» 23/06/2011 11:48:48 PM Ah, now we've come full circle. Back to what Belly and I had suggested in the first place.....
» 23/06/2011 6:21:10 PM *For those capable of feeling empathy for another's plight, this program will provide food.....
» 23/06/2011 10:15:36 AM Pericles, it is probably just you :) Fact is, we have starving children now, yet we use l.....
» 22/06/2011 10:23:52 PM Ah Gertrude, you remain confused as ever, so nothing changes :) As a matter of interest, .....
» 22/06/2011 9:28:43 PM Gertrude, I have not shifted my game at all. I still agree that abattoirs should be built .....
» 22/06/2011 7:29:26 PM Ammonite, we've been through all this before, years ago, when you were posting under anoth.....
» 22/06/2011 10:27:48 AM http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/ritual-slaughter-without-stunning-raises-domesti.....
» 22/06/2011 10:19:06 AM Yes I saw the first programme and the producers will clearly achieve their objective of pu.....
» 22/06/2011 10:06:19 AM The Indonesians do in fact have something to complain about. Australia is clearly a sovere.....
» 21/06/2011 9:46:30 PM Country Gal, great to read your informed post. We need more informed country women to post.....
» 21/06/2011 9:13:47 PM *He buys aviator glasses, a nifty french cap, leather gloves and goes shopping for a (coug.....
» 21/06/2011 8:40:59 PM Well the smart pride of lions would lay about in the sun enjoying themselves. They'd keep .....
» 21/06/2011 7:12:40 PM Hehe Gertrude, you mean they want all the levies paid here to them, instead? Fact. Austra.....
» 21/06/2011 6:46:09 PM *Australia does not enforce that rule here.* Gertude, you know full well that I am correc.....
» 21/06/2011 5:16:56 PM Csteele, what Australia has done so far is show that we are a sovereign risk to deal with......
» 21/06/2011 5:05:48 PM Ammonite, indeed I showed that you do not practise what you preach. The fact that you are .....
» 20/06/2011 9:46:54 PM This debate actually got bogged down, but in the real world we simply have different kinds.....
» 20/06/2011 8:03:56 PM *are retailed in France at the local bakeries, who are catering for their local customers .....
» 20/06/2011 1:38:04 PM *You guys are doing neither, except remaining stuck with your wheels spinning and running .....
» 20/06/2011 12:25:46 PM *and I like my steak aged, I dislike the "market" meat, which is not aged and is.....
» 20/06/2011 11:31:22 AM http://fw.farmonline.com.au/news/state/agribusiness-and-general/general/wa-farmers-unite-f.....
» 20/06/2011 11:16:42 AM Morgan, just because a couple of politicians have introduced a bill, hardly shows that the.....
» 20/06/2011 10:45:51 AM *I completely disagree that all produce in Europe is from Spain* I never claimed that all.....
» 20/06/2011 10:29:03 AM *The MLA failed to take any action* Ammonite, it is not the role of MLA to run meatworks......
» 20/06/2011 9:02:53 AM Lexi, great post and I loved the story! It just shows that farmers are very practical peop.....
» 20/06/2011 8:52:59 AM Brigit, there are a number of things which could explain the differences. Firstly you are .....
» 19/06/2011 5:27:53 PM http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/slaughterhouse-operator-apologises-for-cruelty-2.....
» 19/06/2011 3:37:33 PM Poirot, on both sides, ie Christianity and Islam, progress was made by thinking people in .....
» 19/06/2011 2:58:12 PM Poirot, if you do a bit more homework, you will find that a number if Islamic libraries to.....
» 19/06/2011 2:51:23 PM I think the Csteele has just shot himself in the foot by admitting to signing a petition, .....
» 19/06/2011 1:41:10 PM *It was left to the Islamic world to gather and store ancient knowledge.* Hang on Poirot......
» 19/06/2011 1:27:24 PM *Everyone signed, all this after a rather excellent Indian beef curry my wife had dished u.....
» 19/06/2011 10:31:37 AM Belly, I read the article about Rudd sleeping out. But so did 100 CEOs, leaders of Austra.....
» 19/06/2011 10:13:44 AM The good news is that the weekend demonstrations against the live trade, were pretty much .....
» 19/06/2011 10:08:18 AM Country Gal, I seem to recall that you are an accountant. You would clearly understand the.....
» 18/06/2011 10:56:08 PM Not so Suze, live exports to Indonesia have simply been temporarily suspended, until close.....
» 18/06/2011 10:17:34 PM *and the much steeper increase in developing countries' populations is a direct effect of .....
» 18/06/2011 8:28:24 PM Even better news Lexi, which you might not hear in the East, but in Perth, farmers doing t.....
» 18/06/2011 7:20:45 PM Belly, I have to disagree with you. I certainly don't think that Abbott should be running .....
» 18/06/2011 11:53:52 AM *My slaughtering abilities remain with shooting and dressing rabbits.* Well exactly, Ammo.....
» 18/06/2011 9:40:54 AM *You guys are doing neither* Ammonite, we actually analysed the problem, rather then just.....
» 17/06/2011 6:42:23 PM *Whatever suggestion I or others have made* Ammonite, all heart and a lack of informed op.....
» 17/06/2011 4:09:59 PM *If you are happy to see it take a 15% hit and laugh it off then I think the producers sho.....
» 17/06/2011 2:50:59 PM You forgot to point out, Ammonite, that David came from the corn flakes packet, for of cou.....
» 17/06/2011 2:17:59 PM Belly, I empathise with your position, but I don't even think its Gillard. Its simply the .....
» 17/06/2011 1:06:12 PM *my brother's decision is about not wanting to support an industry that permits their anim.....
» 17/06/2011 7:02:46 AM Lexi, I'd say that the total ban was slapped on, for pure political expediency. Animals Au.....
» 16/06/2011 8:27:53 PM http://fw.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/livestock/cattle/money-behind-abc-footage/2.....
» 16/06/2011 7:06:13 PM Gertrude, yes the Australian animals will be fine. It is not very difficult to close the .....
» 16/06/2011 6:44:52 PM Banjo, thanks for your kind words. The funny thing is, I haven't even sold to the live tra.....
» 16/06/2011 4:21:19 PM *The abattoirs in Australia that were closed can be reopened with the recovery of the 40,0.....
» 16/06/2011 11:18:25 AM *Let's even up the world and let the perpetually-disadvantaged have a fair go* I think yo.....
» 16/06/2011 11:00:31 AM *What you are suggesting is preposterous* You just don't get it, Gertrude. Australian ani.....
» 16/06/2011 10:18:19 AM It is of course the Greens screaming loudest about ending all live exports. What a great r.....
» 16/06/2011 9:17:14 AM Gertrude, I am not interested in any multi trilion$ businesses, I am quite happy where I a.....
» 16/06/2011 9:05:32 AM *--but stop all exports and imports, including people via the airline industry, and it's p.....
» 16/06/2011 3:32:07 AM *Yabby, you're welcome to your view that we in the West may be entitled to the bounties of.....
» 16/06/2011 3:20:10 AM Gertrude, I am not interested in halal hubs. I've put forward a way to improve animal welf.....
» 15/06/2011 9:59:10 PM *Why should they pay for equipment in Egyptian plants – even if they could.* Well they cl.....
» 15/06/2011 7:47:24 PM Gertrude, well its a fact. If AA had bothered to organise some simple equipment in the Egy.....
» 15/06/2011 6:56:30 PM *- while there are parts of the world which are underpopulated - Africa, for example * So.....
» 15/06/2011 2:49:49 PM Morganzola, you remain confused. The live trade is worth a billion, Indonesia is only a pa.....
» 15/06/2011 1:35:52 PM *Your view, like that of MLA and other representative groups and websites, seems to be tha.....
» 15/06/2011 12:25:11 PM Spike Milligan of course summed it up quite correctly. Flying is perfectly safe, its cras.....
» 14/06/2011 8:24:04 PM Morganzola, did you even bother to read the Scot Braithwaite letter, the link which I post.....
» 14/06/2011 7:36:29 PM No cherry picking, Clownfish. I was comparing countries with a similar standard of living,.....
» 14/06/2011 6:35:54 PM *You are not allowed to kill people because we recognise that humans have a "right to.....
» 14/06/2011 6:20:48 PM *Make sure people are healthy, rich and educated. Especially women.* Funny that, Clownfis.....
» 14/06/2011 5:18:44 PM *We have no way Yabby of forcing other countries to do anything* Gertrude, you haven't th.....
» 14/06/2011 2:42:06 PM *When I was born in the mid 60's, the world population was 2.728 billion.In the 57 years s.....
» 14/06/2011 1:17:35 PM *I have yet to hear anyone volunteering to make even the tiniest gesture towards solving t.....
» 14/06/2011 9:29:31 AM *I don't recall any participant in this discussion as promoting a vegan agenda, except for.....
» 14/06/2011 7:13:26 AM *and cry at the images in my head of cattle screaming crying having their throats cut ten .....
» 13/06/2011 9:50:03 PM No ad hominems Pelican, simply pointing out the reality that like many other posters on he.....
» 13/06/2011 9:18:37 PM *If it wasn't for knitters farmers would lose a whole market for their wool. :)* Err Peli.....
» 13/06/2011 7:20:03 PM *there is no way the IMF would let a trival sexual scandal bring disrepute on such a power.....
» 13/06/2011 7:05:29 PM By the way Pelican, you really should get out of Canberra a bit more often, to see what i.....
» 13/06/2011 6:34:47 PM Gertrude, we've all heard about your you beut halal marketing scheme, for years and years......
» 13/06/2011 3:20:53 PM http://theland.farmonline.com.au/blogs/farmonline-opinion/a-letter-to-four-corners-from-we.....
» 13/06/2011 2:21:14 PM *But Yabby is and should know better.* Ammonite, I am not about to dumb down for you, so .....
» 13/06/2011 8:27:34 AM *Australia would be better served by looking back to a day we stopped the cruelty not the .....
» 12/06/2011 8:45:25 PM *There are only two intellectually honest and consistent positions to take on animal right.....
» 12/06/2011 7:48:43 PM Yup, Gertrude is back, this subject is to her like cocaine to a junkie:) Belly, what thes.....
» 12/06/2011 12:35:47 PM *If we miss the boat, and Indonesia looks elsewhere for their beef, well good luck to them.....
» 12/06/2011 9:57:24 AM Gawd Ammonite, you are of course well behind the times with your Govt reports etc. http:/.....
» 11/06/2011 8:20:19 PM Pericles, you missed a vital part of Arjay's websites. They commonly want to sell you a ye.....
» 11/06/2011 8:02:53 PM *Yes Yabby, ranting about the supposed 'housewives' in animal welfare groups would only se.....
» 11/06/2011 7:52:02 PM Morganzola, most are not animal welfare groups, but animal rights groups, something very d.....
» 11/06/2011 9:46:08 AM *Here's a novel idea; in addition to RE-OPENING the abattoirs that were closed to take adv.....
» 11/06/2011 9:21:54 AM *had producers and their representative organisations taken notice of those animal welfare.....
» 11/06/2011 9:09:23 AM Suze, indeed farmers drive imported 4wds, the local industry has never bothered to make t.....
» 10/06/2011 10:29:33 PM *where they were interviewing W.A. farmers, and they certainly said they knew about the fa.....
» 10/06/2011 7:47:51 PM The sad part is that it seems to be impossible to expect any kind of common sense from alo.....
» 10/06/2011 12:00:09 PM *the Meat and Livestock industry knew about the atrocities committed* Suze, who knew? Far.....
» 10/06/2011 9:05:23 AM Suze, let me explain it this way to you. If you and your husband got paid once a year and .....
» 9/06/2011 10:41:29 PM Belly, you are quite correct. A couple of us, with some common sense, could sort this one .....
» 9/06/2011 9:30:23 PM Belly, the problem now is, the Joe Ludwig, in his efforts to placate the hysterical housew.....
» 9/06/2011 11:31:28 AM Ammonite, you did not offer solutions, all you did was show a lack of understanding of the.....
» 9/06/2011 10:12:12 AM Suze, the hysterical housewife brigade are everywhere, urban housewives who simply don't u.....
» 8/06/2011 9:57:16 PM Banjo, you are quite correct, some of the AA stuff is off the planet stuff, away with the .....
» 8/06/2011 8:40:07 PM Belly, I agree with you, Joe Ludwig is under immense pressure, now that the hysterical hou.....
» 8/06/2011 9:40:59 AM Suze, every day we hear reports of some of you suburbanites abusing pets. So do we push fo.....
» 7/06/2011 3:35:58 PM The RSPCA does a fine job dealing with cruelty to animals that occurs every day, in our ci.....
» 7/06/2011 9:25:04 AM Belly, the problem with people like Wilkie, is that they are way out of their depth. Clear.....
» 6/06/2011 10:22:27 PM *Anyway, rightly or wrongly, 'people' already feel guilty anyway. If a carbon tax takes aw.....
» 5/06/2011 10:45:36 PM *aren't we the poor misguided non smart people, or are we:)* Well Lea, I can only judge b.....
» 5/06/2011 9:36:17 PM *Shall we ignore them because they are irrational?.* Yup. Better to judge then by what th.....
» 5/06/2011 8:40:53 PM *Food prices have been falling, in real terms, for decades. Show farmers a few dollars and.....
» 5/06/2011 8:31:15 PM *Humans applied human ingenuity to a problem and came up with a solution* Quite correct C.....
» 5/06/2011 8:19:16 PM So how many of these people attending, have never bothered to install even a solar hot wat.....
» 4/06/2011 10:47:10 PM Danielle, there are lots of questions about this debate, which remain unanswered. People w.....
» 3/06/2011 8:46:25 PM Rehctub, small business will continue, but what small business is feeling, is a rapidly ch.....
» 3/06/2011 8:28:37 PM Danielle, for the meat to be halal, the heart needs to be pumping. That is why much halal .....
» 3/06/2011 10:14:19 AM Well that is the interesting thing Rehctub, there have been a number of very credible peop.....
» 2/06/2011 11:19:31 PM *and we should discontinue supplying stock to them untill we are satisfied our standards a.....
» 2/06/2011 8:40:43 PM Belly, I can't see where Rehctub had a go at me lol. Perhaps you confused his copy and pas.....
» 1/06/2011 10:37:31 PM *That saw the demise of much of the Meat Industry, that single decision to lift the restri.....
» 1/06/2011 9:41:17 PM *Explain why South America isn't undercutting us on live-exports if they can do so so very.....
» 1/06/2011 9:26:31 PM Salpetre, the stun gun boxes are quite a simple design, they were actually shown right at .....
» 1/06/2011 6:17:53 PM Err Custard, clearly you don't follow the industry too closely. When companies like Wammco.....
» 1/06/2011 4:14:44 PM *The only way to combat it is to refuse trade or to export frozen meat.* Ah, now there is.....
» 1/06/2011 1:21:36 PM Crackup, you played the race card. I simply responded to it. I am certainly not ignoring .....
» 1/06/2011 12:19:58 PM Crackup, if you watched the start of the documentary, they in fact showed a short clip of .....
» 1/06/2011 11:47:41 AM *So, I like to make my own similar jump, all being fair, and state these women's objection.....
» 1/06/2011 11:06:23 AM *RSPCA and other animal welfare organisations in this country should apply pressure on our.....
» 1/06/2011 9:42:29 AM Salpetre, building another meatworks in the NT is regularly examined, but things arn't tha.....
» 1/06/2011 9:29:24 AM What seems to have been lost in the fog of this discussion, is that MLA has in fact starte.....
» 31/05/2011 9:37:03 PM *I am convinced we in Oz would all be far better off if all live animal export for slaught.....
» 31/05/2011 6:38:42 PM *if Halal preparation is dictated, it is accomplished on animals that have already been re.....
» 31/05/2011 6:02:08 PM Belly, IMHO Crackup's post is typical of those who use OLO to vent their frustrations. But.....
» 31/05/2011 2:36:45 PM Lovekat, the Middle East is one of our largest meat markets. Most boxes coming out of a g.....
» 31/05/2011 2:07:11 PM Hang on, plenty of Halal meat is produced in Australia, using stun guns. So the situation .....
» 31/05/2011 11:47:54 AM Lexi, I did google it. The WA farmers federation comment is some months old, the new cost .....
» 31/05/2011 11:41:51 AM *and deny them access to residency here in our country, so that they cannot indulge their .....
» 30/05/2011 9:46:29 PM http://www.nff.org.au/read/2085/carbon-tax-cripple-nations-farming-sector.html Lexi, perh.....
» 30/05/2011 7:58:01 PM Dear Lexi, You are quite correct. Now apply those points to your own debating skills and .....
» 30/05/2011 5:10:48 PM I am all with you there, Houllie. Like Lexi, I bet she's never even bothered to install so.....
» 30/05/2011 5:06:35 PM *This entire discussion is like putting a donkey in front of a cow, one is braying, and th.....
» 30/05/2011 3:40:22 PM Lexi, no need to go to parliament, the CSIRO has just published a free book online, explai.....
» 30/05/2011 11:08:02 AM Lexi, my point is very valid indeed! Solar hot water is stupidly simple and it works. Yes.....
» 30/05/2011 10:57:00 AM *Apple have applied their expertise in user interface to make it very easy to use.* Ah To.....
» 29/05/2011 7:47:33 PM So there you go Lexi. Solar hot water available, has been doing a wonderful job for 30 yea.....
» 29/05/2011 5:07:50 PM Lexi, a question. Do you have a solar hot water system on your roof?.....
» 29/05/2011 1:07:47 PM *between licks and tummy rubs ringing my mobile until I found the spot to dig it up.* Lol.....
» 28/05/2011 10:02:53 PM Neutral, well yup, the tablets do look a bit lightweight, the Ipad is pretty thin. So far .....
» 28/05/2011 7:54:44 PM Neutral, I had a bit of a look at the App store and under the business section I saw a co.....
» 28/05/2011 2:04:46 PM Suze, patience is a virtue! You'll get one. But if you only want it to read books, then an.....
» 28/05/2011 1:55:05 PM *if Jesus Christ is not Lord and Saviour in ones life then they will not go to heaven-have.....
» 28/05/2011 9:22:13 AM Fester, thanks for that link, it makes the point. What chance do the poor have, when the .....
» 27/05/2011 7:33:50 PM Csteele, where I live, out in the sticks, luckily there is a mobile tower not far away. Th.....
» 27/05/2011 12:35:24 PM *The West achieved zero pop growth (absent immigration) it without anyone planning for it,.....
» 27/05/2011 12:25:15 PM Lots of little reasons added up, often make one big reason, so it is with net shopping. .....
» 26/05/2011 10:50:54 PM *so I don't have to drop my pants and run around the room.* Clownfish, whatever gets you .....
» 26/05/2011 9:30:07 PM Arjay, yes we know all about your version of voodoo economics! Central banks, as other b.....
» 26/05/2011 9:21:42 PM Csteele, thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to check out some of them. When I do check .....
» 26/05/2011 2:47:02 PM Houllie, not so in my case, I do try and justify what I do and spend, even to myself. It .....
» 26/05/2011 2:28:32 PM Oh predictions for the future are not that difficult. We'll add nearly another billion pe.....
» 26/05/2011 11:12:01 AM *Oh the privelege of our lives when our needs are so taken care of, and even our wants are.....
» 26/05/2011 10:45:09 AM Pelican, I'm actually semi retired these days, mostly doing the things I want to do, rath.....
» 25/05/2011 9:05:02 PM Saul, I think its just a question of time now. As economic might moves to Asia, the Europe.....
» 25/05/2011 6:26:32 PM http://shop.skeptic.com/merchant.mvc?&Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SS&Product_Code=b144HB There.....
» 25/05/2011 2:26:17 PM I bought myself and Ipad about a month ago, partly out of curiosity about how Apple do thi.....
» 25/05/2011 10:45:59 AM *I find it interesting given the hoopla, that those who are 'helping the plannet' are only.....
» 25/05/2011 9:10:08 AM Funnily enough I found both the NSW solar tariff decision and the WA iron ore royalties to.....
» 24/05/2011 3:42:42 PM Divergence, I think that it comes down to how many votes are at stake, both for and agains.....
» 23/05/2011 8:19:38 PM A reality check Arjay. Bush the father was so piss weak, that he didn't even take out Sad.....
» 23/05/2011 8:09:31 PM *Yabby, I can't for the life of me understand why Runner won't answer your' very serious q.....
» 23/05/2011 7:07:18 PM Ah of course, Poirot! I bet you've been reading Chompsky again :).....
» 23/05/2011 6:49:52 PM http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-urged-to-put-war-on-pedestal-20110522-1ez0q.html Ther.....
» 23/05/2011 2:23:03 PM *Its all about me me me me me me me me* Not so Runner. Its about the fact that sexual urg.....
» 23/05/2011 2:12:39 PM *If the fundamentalists are so powerful, why have they lost on virtually every other issue.....
» 23/05/2011 2:00:19 PM The more common street language for Strauss-Khan would be "up himself" That sai.....
» 23/05/2011 1:54:02 PM *Belly,you and Yabby are fighting the losing battle* Im am? I'm not fighting any battles .....
» 22/05/2011 6:30:24 PM *Immoral adults ensalved by lust are not helping the situation by pretending their own per.....
» 22/05/2011 10:50:41 AM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy_theory) There you go, Arjay. The.....
» 21/05/2011 9:06:50 PM Arjay, its interesting to note that you defend nutcase extremist Islamists, but you are co.....
» 21/05/2011 7:06:25 PM I notice in today's Finanancial Review, that Shell are about to start building the first o.....
» 21/05/2011 6:48:22 PM Arjay, I don't think you'd even notice your own contradictions, if you fell over them your.....
» 20/05/2011 6:15:17 PM *finally someone out there who speaks my language!* Ah Squeers, finally there are two of .....
» 20/05/2011 5:59:23 PM *that Australia exports only about 25% of its agriculture at second-stage production* Wel.....
» 20/05/2011 5:48:48 PM Thinker 2, feel free to continue your "woe is me" campaign. Feel free to spew yo.....
» 20/05/2011 2:22:08 PM You make a valid point there Robert. But the thing is, if a female has been duped by some .....
» 20/05/2011 1:07:03 PM *Prophets Gore, Flannery and others will continue to rake in the millions* Sheesh, talk a.....
» 20/05/2011 11:11:23 AM Actual brain size is not that critical Graham, otherwise elephants would be far smarter th.....
» 20/05/2011 10:15:43 AM The market could indeed work wonders for food security, if it had been allowed to operate .....
» 20/05/2011 9:52:31 AM *now you get in on the act accusing anyone who suspects the U.S. often indulges in it's ow.....
» 19/05/2011 11:06:01 PM *Pakistan, the way it got the Nuclear bomb, and distributed it to others.* That is not th.....
» 19/05/2011 10:56:57 PM *or is it in fact your priorities that are the determining factor here, not the best inter.....
» 19/05/2011 5:18:30 PM *False! Only the politicians themselves are responsible for their oppressive actions, not .....
» 19/05/2011 3:11:06 PM *It seems to me that this would fit with Julian Assange’s arrogance and disdain for author.....
» 19/05/2011 10:17:49 AM Thinker 2, when I employ people I pay them around 30 $ an hour. I think that's fair money .....
» 18/05/2011 7:23:20 PM *Business people would prefer to pay them cash on one hand in order that they avoid paying.....
» 18/05/2011 7:00:56 PM Ah James, how easy it is to be an armchair critic, with the benefit of time and the safety.....
» 18/05/2011 2:47:32 PM *How the hell do you know?* Cleary I am am better informed then you are. Read his many cl.....
» 18/05/2011 2:06:35 PM *OBL offered no resistance in any meaningful sense of the word.* James, you don't have a .....
» 18/05/2011 1:52:46 PM The thing is Jocelynne, in today's society, women have all the sexual power. Not all are i.....
» 18/05/2011 12:35:29 PM Bin Laden had openly declared war on America and openly encouraged the shooting of America.....
» 18/05/2011 2:40:47 AM *When the brain dies, there is just endless sleep* More like great worm food, Suze :).....
» 17/05/2011 2:12:03 PM All that the author has done is confirm what we already know: religion is based on hope an.....
» 17/05/2011 12:37:17 PM *In saying that there are people who do take advantage of the system but they are not the .....
» 17/05/2011 10:28:03 AM Pelican, your sense of social justice is all very sweet, but you are up against the realit.....
» 16/05/2011 9:37:25 PM *nor see it prudent to acquiesce to needs or views of business* Its not business, Thinker.....
» 16/05/2011 9:21:50 PM There is your problem right there Tristan, ie attitude. Life is not a straight line. Peop.....
» 16/05/2011 7:29:37 PM *but it was a hard slog* Ah Pelican, you poor little thing :) I remind you that nobody is.....
» 16/05/2011 7:02:57 PM *Free trade and globalisation work to enable a small elite grow richer* Nonsense, trade a.....
» 16/05/2011 2:58:57 PM Not so Pelican. Where have I ever suggested or encouraged farming or business subidies? R.....
» 16/05/2011 2:22:04 PM *Take a look at who is not employing people at risk of long term disadvantage, and make th.....
» 16/05/2011 2:10:17 PM *I for one am somewhat opposed to online shopping, simply because it costs jobs* But it a.....
» 16/05/2011 12:35:18 PM *and ensured any job I applied matched my needs. For the most part it turned out fine.* A.....
» 16/05/2011 12:30:54 PM Ah clearly some people want a Nappy State. The Govt ready to change your nappies, at a mom.....
» 15/05/2011 10:49:52 PM *This is mainly due to the increases in costs associated with running a business* Absolut.....
» 14/05/2011 9:42:46 PM *underpinned by capitalist greed* It's not capitalism that is greedy, Saoirse, its a whol.....
» 14/05/2011 2:38:02 PM *It probably wasn't him.* Ah Arjay, in that case the Pakistani Govt will be able to annou.....
» 14/05/2011 12:55:23 PM *and a team with a 'proven track record' of sound economic management and budget surpluses.....
» 13/05/2011 8:22:37 PM Arjay, I understand that you are trying to retain face here, but you really arn't very goo.....
» 13/05/2011 6:02:33 PM *In 2004 it was done by fraudulent voting machines.* James, if the evidence is so clear, .....
» 13/05/2011 2:45:00 PM *At one point, in the mid 90's, I made more money than the prime minister, to much in fact.....
» 13/05/2011 9:31:49 AM Arjay, I remind you that when Bush took over, Clinton had the place in reasonable shape, w.....
» 12/05/2011 9:59:57 PM *If you must insist on rewriting history do some research beforehand* Ah, there you go Ja.....
» 12/05/2011 8:01:36 PM *I think it is pretty certain now that there were no WMDs in Iraq nor did the US governmen.....
» 12/05/2011 7:48:37 PM *& old bushie & a little Specialist Training in the Army* Ah there ya go Jayb, without sp.....
» 12/05/2011 2:19:19 PM Wow, I just love the conspiracy theorists. Amazing, they have nearly convinced Pelican now.....
» 12/05/2011 2:04:06 PM *One would have thought that these primitave people would have had enough trouble feeding .....
» 12/05/2011 11:49:49 AM *"...natural selection had already sculpted wolves into self-domesticated 'village do.....
» 11/05/2011 3:55:41 PM http://www.smh.com.au/technology/biz-tech/how-google-australia-escapes-the-taxman-with-a-l.....
» 10/05/2011 2:05:37 PM *or working farm dogs. While it is true that these animals are not given a choice,* Peric.....
» 9/05/2011 1:26:50 PM Belly old mate, see it this way. Methinks that most likely OUG needs his daily therapy an.....
» 8/05/2011 10:28:33 PM *and besides what would a female know anyway * Ahhh, poor Lexi, the female victim. Pull t.....
» 8/05/2011 12:43:46 PM Lexi, we got sidetracked because you claimed that Obama had been snubbed. You continue to .....
» 8/05/2011 9:51:19 AM BTW this is off topic, but Poirot, I thought of you when I saw an interview on Charlie Ro.....
» 8/05/2011 9:34:42 AM For those interested, the History channel has been screening an interesting documentary on.....
» 7/05/2011 10:53:43 PM Lexi see it this way. Its basically like saying that men are taller then women. That is tr.....
» 7/05/2011 9:36:52 PM You still don't understand the girl guy thing, Lexi. If girls get an invite, its endless .....
» 7/05/2011 8:26:27 PM *I would make the assumption that US President Obama was not happy at being excluded from .....
» 7/05/2011 5:14:40 PM *I blame the capitalist system* You are free to do so Saorise, but I think you are wrong,.....
» 7/05/2011 4:14:30 PM *So are you saying that people can't communicate opinions concerning the betterment of soc.....
» 6/05/2011 8:59:06 PM *The numbers are either outright fabrications or fudged* They could well be the official .....
» 6/05/2011 7:44:52 PM Sheesh OUG, for once I bother to read one of your posts for a change and not an ounce of c.....
» 6/05/2011 7:10:29 PM *There are around two billion people world wide who will have nothing to eat tonight. Whic.....
» 6/05/2011 5:51:43 PM http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/05/world_population_forecasts Steven, this.....
» 6/05/2011 10:22:39 AM *Ask yourself why the process would need subsidies if it really were economically viable* .....
» 6/05/2011 10:06:27 AM Poiroit, you make a valid point, ie the difference one man can make and I think perhaps ma.....
» 5/05/2011 9:14:57 PM *Yabby never fear the very left fill a phone box at the ALP conference* Belly, yup I know.....
» 5/05/2011 7:43:10 PM *In the state, women make up 90% of the labour force and earn, on average, $400–$500 per w.....
» 5/05/2011 2:49:36 PM "does anyone agree that the conversion of one of the USA's main cereal crops -corn- t.....
» 5/05/2011 2:34:06 PM *shame the "details" keep changing every 24 hours, don't you think.* Not reall.....
» 5/05/2011 9:50:52 AM All very valid points Steven. But the rising population is a global issue which we are ign.....
» 5/05/2011 9:15:54 AM Ah Poirot, now it all makes sense. A chardonay socialist!.....
» 4/05/2011 10:46:54 PM *then how could such a disparate group pull off such a complicated event such as 911.* Er.....
» 4/05/2011 9:54:02 PM *Stg your comments are just trying to distract people from the reality* Not so Arjay, the.....
» 4/05/2011 9:18:39 PM *Btw, I'm always interested in synchronicity and such like...* Poirot, that is just how t.....
» 4/05/2011 8:16:39 PM *I have worked with many people in law enforcement and the stories about some of the broth.....
» 4/05/2011 7:00:09 PM Csteele, there was word coming through on the American networks that bin Laden was dead an.....
» 4/05/2011 5:31:01 PM Well there ya go, I've often thought that Poirot and Csteele commonly display poor judgem.....
» 4/05/2011 11:55:14 AM *I agree with Geoffrey Robinson, the best outcome would have been to bring OBL to court* .....
» 4/05/2011 10:08:59 AM *Despite this view, I don't always think there is respect shown the sex worker. Much of th.....
» 3/05/2011 9:56:13 PM *And even if it's true that he was as presented - how do we know they got him? We only go .....
» 3/05/2011 9:17:45 PM Arjay, I know exactly what Jason Burke wrote in his book. It is pretty detailed. Sorry, b.....
» 3/05/2011 8:14:37 PM Poirot, indeed the grandmommy effect can matter, especially in some species of birds. In .....
» 3/05/2011 5:20:46 PM *It is the men who are taking this article personally.* Pelican, a number of men, me incl.....
» 3/05/2011 9:41:40 AM *For what its worth...been there done that for 20 years (not dating sites)married to a hig.....
» 2/05/2011 11:18:43 PM Arjay, I actually have Jason Burkes book in my bookshelf and nowhere that I can remember,.....
» 2/05/2011 11:00:06 PM Unique, I refer to "you" as anyone who fits the criteria, nothing to do with Uni.....
» 2/05/2011 9:42:22 PM I'm thrilled for Obama, that he has been able to put this feather in his cap. Good on him,.....
» 2/05/2011 7:55:55 PM *In countries where there is poverty the need for a man to look after you is part of survi.....
» 2/05/2011 7:42:59 PM *A female colleague of mine admitted to me that she has female friends who treat their mar.....
» 2/05/2011 2:31:08 PM *But more importantly, marriage in the absence of prostitution would tend to cartelise fem.....
» 2/05/2011 10:20:47 AM *I think Yabby is talking on a global level* Ah, at last a poster who is thinking! The re.....
» 2/05/2011 9:36:06 AM Suze, I think we have already come up with the answer about China. The Spectator article m.....
» 1/05/2011 8:23:25 PM *the legal ability to say 'no!' to any man wishing to access the 'vaginal patent' gives wo.....
» 1/05/2011 8:04:01 PM Saoirse, I agree with you, houses have become too expensive, but they have also doubled in.....
» 1/05/2011 7:03:19 PM Yes indeed Saorise, today there are far more wealthy Australians then ever before, most of.....
» 1/05/2011 6:48:11 PM *And what about all the men who chase rich women?* Err which rich women Suze? Oh you mean.....
» 1/05/2011 3:09:00 PM An interesting article in the Spectator, Steven. It highlights that Asians are far more pr.....
» 1/05/2011 11:51:11 AM *That is not for the majority of women I am acquainted with* Ah Pelican, you make that cr.....
» 1/05/2011 10:19:45 AM *Maybe they are further along the evolutionary pathway than other men?* ROFL Suze :) I a.....
» 1/05/2011 9:21:13 AM Suze, male scientists did come up with a great solution, its called the pill. If it fails,.....
» 30/04/2011 7:38:32 PM Suze, perhaps you should head for the kitchen and do the gladwrap test. Run your finger o.....
» 30/04/2011 7:34:06 PM *However, if BOTH use contraception if neither want a child/pregnancy, then wouldn't that .....
» 30/04/2011 6:01:03 PM Not so Suze. For of course having sex is normal and natural. Its not illegal either. Just.....
» 30/04/2011 12:20:37 PM Perhaps the Chinese are simply a bit more pragmatic about having abortions, as are the Jap.....
» 29/04/2011 10:36:39 PM *New Guineans and their penchant for beautiful feathers in the headdresses of the men - se.....
» 29/04/2011 9:47:43 PM *If I can be forgiven for being bitter and twisted for a moment* Ok Thinker 2, given your.....
» 29/04/2011 2:30:14 PM *And Camilla leaps over the pews, streaks down the aisle and throws herself at Wills screa.....
» 29/04/2011 11:25:02 AM *The royal wedding is expected to give the UK economy a $4.65 billion boost.* Ah, there w.....
» 28/04/2011 10:30:43 AM Why would you want to do anything at all, Thinker 2 ? Because whatever you do, other then.....
» 27/04/2011 5:12:18 PM *if they're pensioners, are battling to buy food every week. That's life and death stuff.*.....
» 27/04/2011 9:27:49 AM Ah Rectub, but we don't have 7 day trading in Western Australia. So those evil places like.....
» 27/04/2011 9:15:56 AM Cteele, I did in fact read it all some time ago. But what matters more is how the courts i.....
» 27/04/2011 9:00:14 AM *So long as my shares are performing well, little else matters.* Ah Rectub, I could say t.....
» 26/04/2011 10:30:26 AM *Sheridan may well make some valid points in his article* Well that was the point of link.....
» 25/04/2011 9:43:39 PM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/un-convention-misunderstood-and-its-not-worki.....
» 25/04/2011 4:11:30 PM *We are the ones doing the damage.* Poirot, your guilt trip is very sweet and I am sure w.....
» 25/04/2011 3:52:22 PM *Yabby silly stuff and not on subject 22% are in unions, thuggery? then that would be gutl.....
» 25/04/2011 3:07:40 PM *Perhaps in the long run it will be smarter to share that good fortune a little more than .....
» 25/04/2011 3:00:07 PM *Naive? Hardly. Idealistic possibly* Nope Csteele, Naive it is. If people abuse the tax c.....
» 24/04/2011 1:40:12 PM *We as a country got past those concerns and moved on to become one of the countries advoc.....
» 24/04/2011 1:28:10 PM Sonfogloin, your WWF heritage of total greed shows through here. http://www.theaustralian.....
» 23/04/2011 1:56:30 PM *It is quite possible that the same will result from the BP spill in the Gulf.* Sarnian, .....
» 22/04/2011 9:05:26 PM *and in any case the industry, what Fredric Jameson has called a "spacial" diale.....
» 22/04/2011 8:49:29 PM *These people have had their applications REJECTED! That is why they are upset.* So they.....
» 22/04/2011 11:56:32 AM Err come on blokes. Australia is a soft touch. They know we are a soft touch. To demonstra.....
» 22/04/2011 9:37:32 AM *Yabby I am afraid you are wrong, first the majority of WA workers by far, are not unionis.....
» 21/04/2011 11:33:14 PM *But what about economic growth, Yabby?* Squeers, just recently I downloaded an amusing l.....
» 21/04/2011 8:04:37 PM I'm sorry if you took my smartarsed comment the wrong way Pericles, I did put a smiley in .....
» 21/04/2011 3:39:52 PM *the modern Western version is only a more sophisticated adaptation of the age old mediums.....
» 21/04/2011 1:18:15 PM *Crowds of self interested business and other groups constantly scream we want more.* Whi.....
» 21/04/2011 1:07:35 PM *This comfy unsustainable world has been driven my male innovation from the start of the I.....
» 21/04/2011 12:53:25 PM Jewely, if you are paying 2.50 per banana, then your husband earns far too much money :) .....
» 21/04/2011 12:53:00 PM Jewely, if you are paying 2.50 per banana, then your husband earns far too much money :) .....
» 20/04/2011 10:43:05 PM Rehctub, you and Belly have the same problem, you are both getting old, dreaming about how.....
» 20/04/2011 4:15:47 PM Belly old son, much as I like you, I need to remind you that I seem to recall that you wen.....
» 20/04/2011 12:34:10 PM Pericles, what I am pointing out, is that this whole frigging circus that we have built in.....
» 20/04/2011 10:25:53 AM *What inhibits women's advancement is not women's skills, capacities, abilities or courage.....
» 20/04/2011 10:11:25 AM I think that Dick has actually written a very good article, but posters like Cheryl and Pe.....
» 20/04/2011 9:49:58 AM *Dick Smith recently ran TV ads where his staff were a happy multicultural group of people.....
» 20/04/2011 9:36:19 AM *both you and yabby seem to call for better income for your selves and have no thought for.....
» 19/04/2011 4:17:37 PM Pelican, you should know by now that I think highly of you. I've said before that I think .....
» 19/04/2011 10:39:02 AM *would my work earn me as much as yours did you? Ir reward for effort only for some?* Bel.....
» 18/04/2011 7:08:31 PM Err Pelican, just to clear up a slight misunderstanding. Farming is my hobby and passion, .....
» 18/04/2011 5:56:14 PM *Yes it is. The cost of doing business is built into the price and that means all costs, i.....
» 18/04/2011 3:13:22 PM Dear Suzey, I am happy to hear that things are resolving themselves. Darwin was correct,.....
» 17/04/2011 8:07:25 PM Dear Suzey, Sounds like in your courting days you did far too much eating and drinking, p.....
» 17/04/2011 6:51:40 PM Ah Jewely, it seems you just need to find a more talented bloke to write the agony aunt re.....
» 15/04/2011 8:12:02 PM *I dunno Poirot, most of the chains people struggle against are self inflicted* Well exac.....
» 15/04/2011 3:41:23 PM *I would welcome argument. I "want" to be shown to be wrong* Well that's been d.....
» 15/04/2011 11:11:20 AM The thing is Squeers, IMHO you are on little but a feelgood exercise, which ties in with .....
» 14/04/2011 1:08:50 PM *woke up; all you’re doing is keeping the rich bastards rich—polluting the planet for them.....
» 13/04/2011 12:42:39 PM Sheesh Houllie, don't take this the wrong way, but you remind me of the smartest of my thr.....
» 10/04/2011 1:00:14 PM The genie is out of the bottle on this one, has been for a while. What we have is ever mor.....
» 7/04/2011 2:54:12 PM *I had no idea some little gland thing could get scarred for life and remind us.* Jewely,.....
» 6/04/2011 7:34:26 PM *because surely only the super rational/hormonally challenged ones would choose an abortio.....
» 6/04/2011 4:49:38 PM *Yabby did you just say women can’t overcome their emotions to make rational decisions?* .....
» 6/04/2011 2:57:43 PM *"Mr Right" who told her that he loved her, wants to get married and have kids, .....
» 4/04/2011 10:35:46 AM Ah Houllie, you make some valid points. The rat race is the perfect place for rats! That.....
» 2/04/2011 10:21:42 PM *It makes no sense* Fester I can only quote you the commonly quoted figures in the press,.....
» 1/04/2011 12:09:31 PM *If that equity goes very far negative our friendly banks will be there calling in the loa.....
» 1/04/2011 11:49:57 AM Poirot, yup I'd agree. People in cities have a choice, many choose to have everything don.....
» 1/04/2011 11:20:29 AM *Many who have recently become home owners could not survive, economically, if values drop.....
» 1/04/2011 11:10:02 AM Poirot, what your Lord Ernie was describing would have been very much about necessity bein.....
» 31/03/2011 6:04:55 PM Poirot, I think you could be right about BLU, even if he won't admit it. As for the rest,.....
» 31/03/2011 2:16:07 PM *After all there's a reason that "anal" is part of the word. :-)* Ah, there are.....
» 31/03/2011 12:12:46 PM Poirot, I'm commonly criticised for being too analytical, but you must be worse then me :).....
» 30/03/2011 7:01:31 PM UOG, as usual I can't make head or tail of your posts, so I won't bother to try to reply. .....
» 30/03/2011 11:52:02 AM Actually this debate reminds me of one that I once had with an anthropologist, about the d.....
» 29/03/2011 8:57:12 PM BTW Poirot, if you dust off your tv and tune in to SBS at 7.30 WA time, like tonight, pret.....
» 29/03/2011 8:49:04 PM *Yabby, you need to do more reading* Lol Lexi. I will agree that when it comes to reading.....
» 29/03/2011 5:57:25 PM *And this is that the infernal little beasts are constantly on the alert, perpetually unea.....
» 29/03/2011 3:22:36 PM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oMmLWdKz70 There your go Lexi, the power of human instinc.....
» 29/03/2011 2:04:31 PM *Close...though not spot-on....but enough to get you a pass mark :)* Fair enough, Poirot......
» 29/03/2011 9:10:23 AM *No doubt you picture me in flowing dresses, dripping and rattling with beaded trinkets, c.....
» 28/03/2011 9:01:44 PM *"Homo sapiens" have spread to every continent, frequently driving other animal .....
» 28/03/2011 8:24:14 PM *Obviously you're both harbouring a secret crush on me* I doubt it, Poirot, for if I real.....
» 28/03/2011 6:20:32 PM *What will be the long term health results?* There you go Arjay, my long term prediction .....
» 28/03/2011 1:43:29 PM *That commitment must include our capacity to love each other as human beings, to remember.....
» 28/03/2011 11:10:22 AM Poirot, if you're quoting Choprah, then IMHO you are simply on the fairy flock treadmill, .....
» 27/03/2011 9:09:57 PM Lexi, we can easily bog ourselves down in semantics here. There are many definitions of ma.....
» 27/03/2011 8:45:45 PM *And until we get you out of the leadership my party is facing decades in the other side o.....
» 27/03/2011 1:07:40 PM *I find it fascinating that you and Yabby waste no time in putting the boot into anyone wh.....
» 26/03/2011 1:25:55 PM *It's our perception that rules our lives.* It certainly does and those perceptions could.....
» 26/03/2011 10:44:50 AM *Considering science is so proud of its analytic method, it's rather a glaring and a prior.....
» 25/03/2011 10:10:45 PM *I dislike and disagree with the propensity, in many disciplines, to explain away human be.....
» 25/03/2011 9:06:12 PM *It's such a convenient rationale, with no empirical evidence to back it up; it's just so .....
» 25/03/2011 4:46:57 PM * People in such situations never experience the fulfillment of creating the article in it.....
» 24/03/2011 10:34:07 PM * I do suspect, however, that people watch the cooking shows more for entertainment than i.....
» 24/03/2011 4:15:27 PM Poirot, I think that you are jumping to wrong conclusions, in your haste to condem our pre.....
» 23/03/2011 1:26:44 PM *But we need a little honesty too. And, like all business people, that is in short supply*.....
» 22/03/2011 9:39:11 PM * but they can only do that because no one counts the cost of their damage as part of the .....
» 22/03/2011 7:45:58 PM Rehctub just has this thing about banana farmers, for some reason. They would only make up.....
» 22/03/2011 2:33:42 PM *So, how about a scheme that takes the 'excess profits' from the 'lucky farmers' and gives.....
» 20/03/2011 10:06:10 PM *If history is anything to go by, they won't stop at sex* Vanna, last time I checked you .....
» 20/03/2011 8:46:51 PM *Prostitution is not “work”, nor is it a “profession”.* Of course its a profession. Peopl.....
» 20/03/2011 2:03:37 PM Ah Vanna, it seems to me that you have been watching too many Hollywood movies, rather the.....
» 18/03/2011 10:55:18 AM Yuyutu makes some very valid points. But its these broad judgemental statements of yours V.....
» 17/03/2011 9:43:03 PM *In fact, by selling their bodies, prostitutes are using no brains at all, while the rest .....
» 17/03/2011 11:10:27 AM Ah I love this feminist logic . If a girl marries a rich guy or gives it away for free, th.....
» 14/03/2011 9:47:44 PM *"The unexamined life is not worth living!" said Socrates thousands of years ago.....
» 14/03/2011 5:02:17 PM Squeers, its always refreshing to watch a David Attenborough documentary, which focuses o.....
» 9/03/2011 5:23:42 PM *The last refuge in lack of any other argument in a discussion is to use the “conspiracy t.....
» 9/03/2011 9:19:49 AM *House prices plummeted leaving the asset value of the property a worth below the borrowed.....
» 9/03/2011 8:56:08 AM Ah Sarnian, so now you think that our ABC and SBS are part of this global consipiracy to s.....
» 8/03/2011 11:11:35 PM *The media octopus that spreads around the World is being very successful in suppressing n.....
» 4/03/2011 8:04:03 PM *"Wonderful capitalism" can roll along as long as its adherents can participate .....
» 4/03/2011 2:10:39 PM A good article, Jennifer. Melinda AFAIK, is a Catholic. Their beliefs seemingly have very .....
» 24/02/2011 5:09:23 PM *Eating less" can mean anything from 1% less to 100% less, which is far from being a .....
» 24/02/2011 1:37:12 PM *And tell me yabby do you think tobacco tax covers health costs?* Indeed they do. The wor.....
» 24/02/2011 9:39:33 AM *tax it out of existance my answer* They are already doing that Belly. Clearly you are ou.....
» 23/02/2011 1:40:58 PM *Eating is essential in order to live. Smoking is not.* Ah, but overeating is not essenti.....
» 23/02/2011 10:02:50 AM *It is as simple as... not smoking that next cigarette.* Ah Pericles, you mean as simple .....
» 22/02/2011 11:57:33 AM *If I had a dollar for the number of people who have bemoaned the fact they ever took up s.....
» 21/02/2011 6:35:54 PM Belly, I like you too bloke, but that has nothng to do with what we are discussing. I sim.....
» 21/02/2011 10:49:24 AM Its a furphy to suggest that smokers are costing society all this money. Govts earn many b.....
» 21/02/2011 10:35:21 AM Bazz, yes Howe wants union control of aluminium, there was an article about it in last wee.....
» 19/02/2011 5:21:45 PM *Yabby, tell us all you know about Paul Howes, whoops, sorry forgot that was it in with so.....
» 19/02/2011 1:11:44 PM *And will carry out any dirty deed to stop its workers being paid going rates.* Come on B.....
» 16/02/2011 6:22:38 PM Whatever Berlusconi's history, I find the present charges amusing. Even our law has the sa.....
» 14/02/2011 7:37:51 PM *Who are the biggest poker machine owners in the Country?* Aspley, yes indeed, both Coles.....
» 12/02/2011 1:04:04 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland_during_the_World_Wars This article is perhaps a .....
» 10/02/2011 10:26:01 PM *My suggestion would be that they have made huge cuts to costs. Staff, outgoings and suppl.....
» 10/02/2011 1:52:17 PM *So it seems to me that on the one hand we have a lion here...* Seems to me, that we have.....
» 10/02/2011 9:37:42 AM *Yabby, don't tell me you fell for that 3% crap. Most of their prices are down by 10 to 20.....
» 9/02/2011 8:57:24 PM There is of course, much jealousy of the Swiss. Such a little country, with so few resour.....
» 9/02/2011 8:31:41 PM *A classic example of abuse of power, denial of responsibility and lack of supervision/reg.....
» 9/02/2011 4:33:45 PM I've always maintainted that if they had named somebody as wise as Paul Collins as pope, .....
» 9/02/2011 4:21:48 PM *a dossier containing statements, reports and wiretap transcripts which are alleged to dep.....
» 9/02/2011 2:15:35 PM Perhaps OLO should chat with organisastions like Westpac, for some advertising revenue. Ga.....
» 9/02/2011 2:03:06 PM *Example 1: Downward price pressure placed by supermarkets on milk producers at the cost e.....
» 9/02/2011 1:45:47 PM *guaranteeing the depositors anonymity, so that if they happened to "disappear"......
» 5/02/2011 7:38:49 PM *Claiming that a loan is interest free, when in fact the interest has been collected in ad.....
» 4/02/2011 10:46:51 PM You raise an interesting point there Sonofgloin, namely how much do we babysit the consume.....
» 4/02/2011 10:05:30 PM *There is enough wealth in the high incomes obtained by Gina, Clive palmer and others.* M.....
» 3/02/2011 10:33:43 PM Sheesh, things are moving along on this thread. We now have Pericles as the potential next.....
» 3/02/2011 8:37:00 PM I love it ! The Greeks totally screw things up and rather then face the music, we'll talk .....
» 3/02/2011 8:27:34 PM Fair enough, Sonogloin. When it comes to banking, we have much hollering on OLO, but litt.....
» 3/02/2011 2:59:45 PM Ah that is easy, Pericles. Sir Les Patterson, so typically Australian !.....
» 3/02/2011 10:00:04 AM Sonofgloin, I remind you that Keating deregulated the banking system. So there are all sor.....
» 2/02/2011 9:21:38 PM *or you haven’t got a solution to the issues you raised so what did you raise them for?* .....
» 2/02/2011 9:00:04 PM The idea is quite simple really, Rehctub. If people rush to Coles to buy their cheap milk,.....
» 30/01/2011 8:57:19 PM Yes indeed Cornflower, neuroscience is one of my hobbies, I have mentioned it many times o.....
» 30/01/2011 3:50:52 PM Ah Cornflower, I am surprisingly good at understanding the statistics which matter. I ac.....
» 30/01/2011 2:13:29 PM *First you foolishly claim there have been no multiple killings with guns after Howard's e.....
» 30/01/2011 1:24:48 AM Cornflower, the evidence has been presented, of the drop in mass shootings in Australia. Y.....
» 29/01/2011 11:04:32 PM *In this and in all other areas of regulation, government should base policy on evidence* .....
» 28/01/2011 9:22:19 PM You are of course quite correct, Poirot. But methinks that Cornflower is like a dog with .....
» 28/01/2011 8:44:21 PM Csteele, Wicki is a pretty open website. If anyone can show that the information is not cr.....
» 28/01/2011 8:35:43 PM *I just want to screw the wealthy.* Its all relative, Squeers. With your big house, we ju.....
» 28/01/2011 2:56:56 PM *For Australia at least 40% of our entire beef supply and 80% of all beef sold in supermar.....
» 28/01/2011 2:31:31 PM *that the only solution is to increase taxes* Come on SM. Abbott was going to clobber com.....
» 28/01/2011 2:24:26 PM Well yes, we can expect problems with fruit and vege supplies, due to all the bad weather .....
» 28/01/2011 1:53:20 PM *I realize my grammar, argument construction and editing have suffered from posting off a .....
» 28/01/2011 1:48:29 PM *For Australia at least 40% of our entire beef supply and 80% of all beef sold in supermar.....
» 28/01/2011 12:36:23 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_attacks_in_Pakistan There you go, Csteele. Lots of mil.....
» 27/01/2011 1:08:51 PM *My feeling is you're presenting a somewhat romanticized picture here, which, if not alrea.....
» 27/01/2011 9:04:10 AM Interestingly, most beef, lamb etc produced in Australia, is not done by industrial farmin.....
» 26/01/2011 6:30:53 PM *the solution is to keep their hands from the levers of government* Exactly Csteele, but .....
» 26/01/2011 10:15:44 AM *Are we feeding a pink revolution here?* Most likely we are Belly, but that also exposes .....
» 24/01/2011 7:11:39 PM Csteele, one swallow doesen't make a summer. Sure there are people backing the Taliban, bu.....
» 23/01/2011 1:29:59 PM *Religious extremism only takes hold when a society is on it's knees* Not so, Csteele. Ma.....
» 22/01/2011 12:56:02 PM Now where the whole story changed, was really in bin Laden's religious education. He was .....
» 22/01/2011 12:45:20 PM Csteele, the Americans had troops in Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the Saudis. Why? Be.....
» 21/01/2011 6:02:56 PM Csteele, the Taliban ran Afghanistan for years, I used to read about their barbarity in th.....
» 21/01/2011 9:08:18 AM You make my point for me, Csteele. The Taliban had the choice of handing over bin Laden t.....
» 20/01/2011 10:30:08 PM *Why do you think we have to give you solutions?* Because solutions Jennifer, is what it'.....
» 20/01/2011 9:02:14 PM Fair enough Jennifer. I didn't think you had a solution to the fiasco. We'll just wear o.....
» 20/01/2011 8:57:42 PM *We've had no mass shootings since.* Ah Cornflower, that is what I actually wrote. And it.....
» 20/01/2011 2:19:04 PM *But you are excluding for instance, multiple murders such as the more recent Melbourne ga.....
» 20/01/2011 2:00:03 PM Nah Blue, no heroism. If you crunch the numbers and do the checks, you will find that the .....
» 20/01/2011 11:27:00 AM *Get ripped off OR go to the beach......not a hard choice, is it.* Fair enough Blue. Let .....
» 20/01/2011 9:27:15 AM *And so too for my children who I take to our local library usually every Sat morning.* Y.....
» 20/01/2011 9:10:16 AM *A pour case of too many chiefs. 25% of Australian small business are just wasting their t.....
» 19/01/2011 8:45:24 PM So there you go Tooteaz, if you are an employer, then you must be rich. In that case, unio.....
» 19/01/2011 7:25:30 PM Tooteaz, Australians have seemingly voted against workchoices. That means that if you can.....
» 19/01/2011 5:23:25 PM *Which part of “It’s my opinion that we need to re assess our commitment to domestic refug.....
» 19/01/2011 3:45:47 PM http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/01/18/ac.kids.guns.new.law.cnn?iref=allsearch.....
» 19/01/2011 3:08:25 PM I think that libraries are great places, but I also think that their use by date is alread.....
» 19/01/2011 1:41:02 PM Err yes. We are a tribal species by nature. We care first and foremost about those close t.....
» 19/01/2011 9:57:20 AM *It is unlikely that licensed gun owners would have sold their firearms over a cheap gun s.....
» 19/01/2011 7:45:48 AM Oops Csteele, you seem to be confusing citizens and residents. Fact is that Afghanistan h.....
» 18/01/2011 9:18:55 PM Come on Jennifer, be honest now. You and other refugee advocates would be screaming blue .....
» 18/01/2011 8:53:56 PM *Heh, heh, you only claim knowledge of the gun laws* Nope Cornflower, I can claim a prett.....
» 18/01/2011 2:00:27 PM *You cast about as wildly and as unsuccessfully as anyone might for differences to explain.....
» 18/01/2011 12:44:30 PM *What I wouldn't want to see is that teacher bashing the bully because then we end up the .....
» 17/01/2011 10:02:55 PM *And what do we do when the bully is the most technologically advanced, militarily focusse.....
» 17/01/2011 8:49:25 PM I think you will find Jennifer, that global sentiment is changing. The real villain seems.....
» 17/01/2011 7:52:47 PM *Then, because we're trade in commodities by volume, it would fall rapidly leading to majo.....
» 17/01/2011 7:28:57 PM *You oppose research into violence and evidence-based policy, but why?* Cornflower, where.....
» 17/01/2011 4:32:30 PM *Horses' apples, that is not scientific 'proof' of anything* Cornflower, its proof enough.....
» 17/01/2011 3:04:00 PM We have the evidence, Cornflower, but you continue to ignore it. The US have around 300 m.....
» 17/01/2011 12:47:30 PM *I believe the use of drone missile strikes by the CIA in Pakistan to be wrong. My respons.....
» 17/01/2011 8:10:15 AM *You have substituted "they have little choice" for "[their government] not.....
» 16/01/2011 7:55:28 PM Cornflower, the evidence is quite clear. Gun thefts have dropped by two thirds for instan.....
» 16/01/2011 7:27:57 PM http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rp/2000-01/01rp05.htm Sounds to me like the Federal Pa.....
» 16/01/2011 6:47:55 PM http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1812250,00.html That is just one example, P.....
» 16/01/2011 5:15:26 PM *>>There are clear lessons for the third world.<< Were you always this patron.....
» 16/01/2011 11:19:35 AM *The research quoted was peer reviewed, then and since and confirmed.* Yes, Cornflower, I.....
» 15/01/2011 8:47:26 PM *and will only give some despot leader an easier task of taking your life and liberty from.....
» 15/01/2011 6:06:49 PM *There is no need to withdraw from the convention. The pacific solution complied to the le.....
» 15/01/2011 5:49:34 PM Interesting Cornflower, that your evidence was compiled by a woman associated with the Int.....
» 15/01/2011 2:00:20 PM *The Howard inspired 'gun controls' have not produced any reduction in gun crime which was.....
» 15/01/2011 12:55:31 PM Louthmouth, you are free to quibble about the details of the China policy. The way I under.....
» 15/01/2011 9:07:44 AM *However, no person with criminal intent will be stopped or even seriously impeded by the .....
» 14/01/2011 9:37:22 PM Csteele, the question that you are ignoring, is one of intent. If you or anyone can show,.....
» 14/01/2011 8:42:13 PM Divergence, some very valid points! Loudmouth, I think you are bogging yourself down with.....
» 14/01/2011 4:55:22 PM *You conveniently skate past the simple, incontestable fact that Switzerland has more guns.....
» 14/01/2011 3:06:42 PM *Of course we should judge, it was a bloody funeral for God's sake! If they were so sure o.....
» 14/01/2011 2:30:29 PM Poirot, yes I have a Swiss background. *Measurable results and value for money is what I .....
» 14/01/2011 8:27:21 AM Ah Cornflower, I was just waiting for you to bring up the Swiss example. The American gun .....
» 13/01/2011 11:04:28 PM *Under your rules why is one action more reprehesible than the other?* To me its quite st.....
» 13/01/2011 10:14:46 PM *So Yabby, what's your explanation for Howard not changing our asylum seeker laws when he .....
» 13/01/2011 7:58:11 PM *We can't refuse them because somebody else might be more deserving. There really isn't an.....
» 13/01/2011 6:24:00 PM Gawd Rawmustard, sounds to me like you have been watching far too many hollywood movies! .....
» 13/01/2011 4:21:59 PM *So Yabby, let me see if I've got this right ..... The people of Africa, South America and.....
» 13/01/2011 10:49:22 AM But Csteele, it seems beyond you that their goals are quite different. One is to kill inno.....
» 13/01/2011 9:23:53 AM Oops Csteele, I did in fact post a link on this thread, sorry. Taliban killings of civilia.....
» 13/01/2011 12:12:44 AM *We do know there was a CIA drone strike on a funeral with hundreds of mourners at it and .....
» 12/01/2011 10:27:22 PM *I want you to tell me the difference between the drone strike on the funeral I posted det.....
» 12/01/2011 9:57:23 PM Come on RawMustard. You would have had to google to find that one. Whereas mass shootings.....
» 12/01/2011 9:30:24 PM *It comes as a surprise that you are actually a Green, Yabby. Say it isn't so !* Ah there.....
» 12/01/2011 4:34:17 PM *So it follows that the population of Africa should be around four times Europe's. Similar.....
» 12/01/2011 4:25:03 PM *Yabby, Japan was not built on service industries; it was built on producing products for .....
» 12/01/2011 3:16:09 PM *Yabby if you take manufacturing from an economy it wilts and so do the citizens* Sonofgl.....
» 11/01/2011 5:55:49 PM Ah Pericles, but now its you who is preaching gloom and doom, about Japan! Japan indeed .....
» 11/01/2011 2:57:07 PM *There is a boat for Bangladesh waiting for you.* Now there is a place for you, Cheryl. Y.....
» 10/01/2011 10:43:03 PM *Yes well there would be, since there are 300 million people in the US, compared with 21 m.....
» 10/01/2011 8:57:18 PM *45.000 of them, keeping the feral populations down, just for you, and you....and of cours.....
» 10/01/2011 8:39:13 PM *Drone attacks cause a rise in terror attacks* That is nothing more then your speculation.....
» 10/01/2011 6:36:13 PM I'm with Suze on this one. Last time I checked the stats, something like 100'00 people a y.....
» 9/01/2011 9:28:09 PM *and is rooted in their unwillingness and incapacity to adapt to the changed marketplace. .....
» 9/01/2011 10:27:14 AM Pelican, in principle both you and Gerry are correct. But public sentiment does not work t.....
» 8/01/2011 10:03:02 AM http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101105/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan There you go Csteele, yet ano.....
» 7/01/2011 8:17:47 PM *Remember, I'm only a name on a screen.* Yup Cheryl, that is all that you are. But when t.....
» 7/01/2011 2:20:41 PM Well there you go again Cheryl. You throw anyone with a basic understanding of biology, in.....
» 6/01/2011 10:31:59 PM *It's all the Catholic Churches fault! The CC are an easy target.* Cheryl, your constant .....
» 6/01/2011 2:52:07 PM *Lets cut to the chase - what we have here with Yabby and a few of his mates is a diatribe.....
» 5/01/2011 10:25:41 PM There is a verse in the Koran, Csteele, which basically implies that the ends justify the .....
» 5/01/2011 8:26:26 PM *You make a few unsubstantiated and personal assumptions about my domestic position* Not .....
» 5/01/2011 6:51:01 PM *Our women have choices NOT to have children. Your point about religion being a major caus.....
» 5/01/2011 6:02:48 PM What a foolish suggestion! If he was, diplomats around the world would accept that our Go.....
» 5/01/2011 4:23:14 PM *Look at the growth curves beyond 2050 - they go down* Err Cheryl, the growth curves don'.....
» 4/01/2011 11:49:02 PM *Well yes, it's apples and oranges* Nope Loudmouth, its not apples and oranges. The law s.....
» 4/01/2011 10:08:24 PM *So would I be right in surmising that the pro-American Sauds give money to the Wahabs so .....
» 4/01/2011 9:00:35 PM *I'm fascinated by the fact that most of the funding for Muslim extremist organisations em.....
» 4/01/2011 6:09:10 PM *C'mon Yabby. She asked him to wear a condom and it was reasonable of her to assume that h.....
» 4/01/2011 5:49:00 PM The drones are by far the most effective and efficient means of taking out Al Quaeda and T.....
» 3/01/2011 11:25:07 PM Dear Csteele, I too am at my post limits, but here goes anyway. I have in my life, act.....
» 3/01/2011 10:37:08 PM *Excuse me could you please tell me if you are a serial unprotected sex freak before I dec.....
» 3/01/2011 10:04:04 PM *If I had been armed with the information now in the possession of those who may now come .....
» 3/01/2011 9:22:53 PM *If that partner then refused to take an STD test I would be very pissed off and if I had .....
» 3/01/2011 6:15:26 PM *Germany has a youth unemployment rate of 20% that they are admitting to* Err so what? Yo.....
» 3/01/2011 2:53:24 PM *he retired in 1980 and said we have no way of producing anything of substance to save our.....
» 3/01/2011 1:21:18 PM * we produced for the internal economy, and we were self sufficient. Now we are not and ha.....
» 3/01/2011 12:10:08 PM Banjo, the very nature of ever more complex manufacture means the days of making eveything.....
» 3/01/2011 11:51:09 AM *Our customer base for specialist products such as the thing you mentioned or the shocks f.....
» 2/01/2011 9:00:57 PM *Yabby, retail provides a large amount of female employment, as well as flexible work for .....
» 2/01/2011 8:36:39 PM *I have spoken to many ppl in business and many have told me how importing from China has .....
» 2/01/2011 8:15:50 PM China is not a command economy anymore. The Chinese Govt controls the bigger picture of po.....
» 2/01/2011 7:47:49 PM *You will find positive and negative book reviews about everyone. Not sure what your point.....
» 2/01/2011 7:12:08 PM I'm sure that quite a few retailers are complaining, but the way I read the tea leaves, it.....
» 1/01/2011 4:48:27 PM *It is therefore something of a disappointment to finally reach the end of this book and d.....
» 1/01/2011 1:05:41 PM *However, reading something does not make it right - that is what you are suggesting.* No.....
» 1/01/2011 8:53:55 AM Sonoflgloin, I did put a smiley in there, but never mind. Yup, I wish you and the rest of .....
» 31/12/2010 8:22:26 PM *I too read a wide range and have had access to many economic documents, forecasts and bri.....
» 31/12/2010 4:14:31 PM Pelican, there are zillions of books written. Many do it, just to make a living, somebody .....
» 31/12/2010 3:54:06 PM Hang on there Sonofgloin, you are getting ahead of yourself lol. You claim to already face.....
» 31/12/2010 1:16:27 PM Well I think that alot of truth is finally coming out on this thread. Belly, yes you have.....
» 31/12/2010 11:20:22 AM http://www.indexmundi.com/australia/youth-unemployment-rate.html Oops Sonofgloin, Austral.....
» 31/12/2010 8:30:00 AM Sigh UOG, you create your own confusions, your really do. Disposable income is what is le.....
» 30/12/2010 9:49:09 PM *In an artistic and clinical way of course.* Sheesh, I love the concept. The OLO Calender.....
» 30/12/2010 5:28:14 PM Sonofgloin, the figures in the AFR are quoted by Alan Mitchell, their economics editor. Hi.....
» 30/12/2010 3:04:22 PM *"Every woman needs to feel like a sex symbol at least once in her life"* Well .....
» 30/12/2010 2:56:27 PM *Pel we spent less than last year because the banks tightened credit, I don't know of any .....
» 30/12/2010 2:47:22 PM *Do you want ,truly, an end to weekends? Socializing, family time, sport need weekends. Do.....
» 30/12/2010 10:45:06 AM *Another book recmmendation: Bob Ellis 'The Capitalism Delusion'* Ah Pelican, now you wan.....
» 30/12/2010 9:59:26 AM *We are hard-wired to factor 'sexual attractiveness' into our assessment of each other...b.....
» 30/12/2010 9:38:26 AM *Yabby why are many meat distributors and companies so resistant then to a more extensive .....
» 30/12/2010 9:24:53 AM *Workers want to have weekends to be with the kids and Friends. For half a century ,more, .....
» 30/12/2010 8:56:30 AM Ok Pelican, so you can't read and understand the words :) It says nowhere in that article.....
» 29/12/2010 9:18:19 PM Personally, I think that our perception of what is beautiful, changes over the years. Yes.....
» 29/12/2010 8:57:58 PM http://sj.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/grains-and-cropping/general/beef-taste-tend.....
» 29/12/2010 1:37:22 PM *overtime on holidays is fair, just as the boss charging a service fee on such days. you s.....
» 29/12/2010 1:17:18 PM *My claim was yabby that the quality of meat (ie. taste/tenderness) has deteriorated over .....
» 29/12/2010 9:51:13 AM I read the online version of your article Pelican, which states nothing like your claims. .....
» 28/12/2010 11:38:09 PM *or are you going to ignore your own comment about why US consumers should not have access.....
» 28/12/2010 6:50:37 PM *68% of our GDP comes from flipping burgers* Err, not just flipping burgers, Sonofgloin. .....
» 28/12/2010 2:50:49 PM *THAT LAW was in place under Bob Menzies is it is not new.* Belly, I don't care if that l.....
» 28/12/2010 2:18:09 PM *You don't know anything about my work history Yabby nor what information I have been priv.....
» 28/12/2010 11:56:55 AM *as "your" corporations have bought and continue to buy all the tradable assets .....
» 28/12/2010 12:24:52 AM *how would I cope and survive working on a $42,000 income or less, raising 3 or 4 children.....
» 27/12/2010 11:34:43 PM *So is imposing or undertaking sexual intercourse with a woman who is drunk and unable to .....
» 27/12/2010 10:20:19 PM *It might be Yabby, but none of us other than those in the room know what really happened......
» 27/12/2010 10:07:44 PM *Ah so the meat exporters only flog the crap stuff? Why did you in another thread some tim.....
» 27/12/2010 2:23:27 PM *According to the retail traders association this Xmas is definitely the worse for retail .....
» 27/12/2010 10:43:08 AM Hehe, Assange is calling Sweden the "Saudi Arabia of feminism". http://www.thea.....
» 26/12/2010 3:22:48 PM *Thanks Yabby, you did not state which claim previously - I am alas not a mind reader.* .....
» 24/12/2010 4:09:09 PM *Nobody is stopping any of you from lobbying for change or withdrawal from the Convention......
» 24/12/2010 2:53:48 PM *You are all missing the point.* Absolutaly not briar rose, but you might be. *Then we w.....
» 24/12/2010 12:19:08 PM *If you don't like how we do things in this country you can always leave.* That sounds a .....
» 24/12/2010 11:28:55 AM *Did you know that the royalty rates for iron ore are 2.5% of value* PaulL, I think you h.....
» 24/12/2010 9:32:58 AM *The Convention was never intended to apply to migrants who roll out a world map and strat.....
» 23/12/2010 9:41:54 PM Ah, if only life were so simple, as Mervononomics09. But I do understand that some of the .....
» 23/12/2010 8:50:50 PM *In January this year, well before WikiLeaks began dumping US diplomatic cables on the web.....
» 23/12/2010 2:45:13 PM *Now, if Simone Young were to put on a Western Bulldogs guernsey...* The media is purely .....
» 23/12/2010 9:47:23 AM *But mine is that the whole thing was stage-managed to the last detail, and our Julia was .....
» 22/12/2010 7:54:18 PM *That is a responsible democracy whose voters are "educated" in the vital import.....
» 22/12/2010 7:27:50 PM *but then, the charges in question only carry a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment*.....
» 22/12/2010 3:17:25 PM *But like all such institutions, it doesn't stand scrutiny; even a cursory examination is .....
» 22/12/2010 2:30:21 PM *But... our Julia, "folksy"?* I think so, Pericles. She's certainly not being p.....
» 22/12/2010 1:23:19 PM *Along comes a mechanism that allows transparency and even the promise of confirming these.....
» 22/12/2010 10:44:12 AM Hang on, we did in fact have our "30 second rapist", so our laws are clearly qui.....
» 22/12/2010 10:35:35 AM The author needs to see all this, from the perspective of a news journalist. Every day the.....
» 21/12/2010 8:42:21 PM *was a rush to judgment in an attempt to display solidarity with her U.S counterparts - as.....
» 21/12/2010 3:53:40 PM *And what is the major capitalist success story of the last ten years? China.* Not really.....
» 21/12/2010 3:38:00 PM Come on Shadow Minister, even you would have been unable to keep a straight face and not l.....
» 21/12/2010 3:26:01 PM http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/confidential-swedish-police-report-detail.....
» 21/12/2010 3:16:00 PM http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/conspiracy-fears-at-fever-pitch-20101220-1930r.html.....
» 21/12/2010 9:02:36 AM http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/confidential-swedish-police-report-detail.....
» 20/12/2010 7:40:04 PM * For some reason, we in Australia seem to think that we should be excluded from the probl.....
» 20/12/2010 6:52:27 PM So tell me SM, why don't the liberals have the testicles to renegotiate the UN 1951 Conve.....
» 20/12/2010 3:11:12 PM *Ninety-four per cent of Greens and 73 per cent of Labor voters disapprove of her critical.....
» 20/12/2010 10:05:01 AM Fester, I agree with you. But right now, all that needs to happen is for people to sail fr.....
» 19/12/2010 8:40:48 PM Divergence, you are quite correct, in Japan, Korea etc, CEO salaries are much lower then i.....
» 19/12/2010 3:46:45 PM *OK. Let's here your solution to the problem * Foxy, there would be people in Govt who co.....
» 19/12/2010 3:32:48 PM Good old Julian! It sounds like he pissed off a few feminists, by sleeping with them and t.....
» 19/12/2010 2:25:10 PM *Wesfarmers have sold out and gone broke though havent they Yabby?* Not so, Unique. Clear.....
» 19/12/2010 2:11:49 PM *By treating all refugees equally.* Well there is your snag Fester. According to the UN 1.....
» 19/12/2010 12:17:07 PM It seems to me that a couple of things are happening. Firstly technology change, secondly .....
» 18/12/2010 10:14:45 PM All this is a direct result of feelgood politics, encouraged by our emotionally engulfed, .....
» 18/12/2010 5:13:55 PM *Human ingenuity is converted, literally, into commodified use and exchange values.* Err .....
» 18/12/2010 2:10:59 PM *No one bats an eyelid at the appalling disparities at large in the world, which have &quo.....
» 17/12/2010 9:50:45 PM *In my time in heavy industry I was aware of many decisions made because a CEO had a brain.....
» 17/12/2010 3:55:22 PM Philo, there are no demons. There are certainly those with genetic predispositions to cer.....
» 17/12/2010 2:18:38 PM *When has the chief executive of a bank, or a speculator in derivatives, ever invented any.....
» 17/12/2010 12:12:34 PM Sheesh UOG, there was silly old me thinking in terms of genes, dna etc. In a way you've .....
» 17/12/2010 12:06:19 PM *About the bugger in the third world with eight kids, you have absolutely no factual under.....
» 17/12/2010 9:14:10 AM *Local prices have meant paying more for less than prime cuts of meat within Australia whi.....
» 16/12/2010 5:08:38 PM *drunks are haunted..by those dead...needing their drink * There we go UOG. The fact that.....
» 16/12/2010 3:40:13 PM *the reason that so many human beings go to bed hungry every day or die because of malnutr.....
» 16/12/2010 3:25:49 PM Interestingly none of the god squad have been able to show that in biblical times, they ha.....
» 15/12/2010 5:19:29 PM *For these lenders the rate could easily be discounted by a few percent* SM, that in fact.....
» 15/12/2010 4:26:32 PM *Try stopping a female rabbit who wants to reproduce. She’ll find a way, even without Hugh.....
» 15/12/2010 2:06:51 PM Pelican, you have seemingly been working in Canberra for too long. I make one precise poi.....
» 15/12/2010 5:45:27 AM http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/center_index.php?id=50 There you go, Boaz. I guess they did.....
» 15/12/2010 4:50:52 AM *My butcher is the farm gate for the most part so no diddling there just great tasting ten.....
» 14/12/2010 10:40:46 PM Sheesh I'm running behind here. I finally just got around to reading the last of the weeke.....
» 14/12/2010 9:39:07 PM *But do you know what, the Wright brothers, Edison et al didn't do it for the money.* No.....
» 14/12/2010 7:55:32 PM *This is just bloody-minded ideological clap-trap.* You are speaking for yourself here, S.....
» 14/12/2010 7:04:24 PM I've been watching some of the banking inquiry on TV and its highly amusing. The elephant.....
» 14/12/2010 1:57:00 PM *Local prices have meant paying more for less than prime cuts of meat within Australia whi.....
» 14/12/2010 1:22:33 PM *Our own country is full of people who could be content to be CEOs with incomes of less th.....
» 13/12/2010 10:37:10 PM Pericles, frankly I think you are fightng a lost cause here. I watched the news tonight. .....
» 13/12/2010 8:33:15 PM *Now Yabby is a good instance of the fallen modern cynic, who profits and withers simultan.....
» 13/12/2010 4:26:27 PM *Most thoughtful people will not be surprised at the revelations ... hardly world-shatteri.....
» 13/12/2010 3:37:39 PM *If it is true that Australian farmers only provide 10% of the country's food needs...* W.....
» 13/12/2010 11:12:13 AM *We need a fair balance not the current 90% foreign 10% Australian ratio* Well that is ce.....
» 13/12/2010 8:36:47 AM *We are just a bunch of hicks from hicksville, it would appear* Well Pericles, it all ble.....
» 12/12/2010 2:00:04 PM http://www.austal.com/index.cfm?objectid=CE9A579D-65BF-EBC1-2B2FA8460BFE2C23 There we hav.....
» 11/12/2010 6:52:41 PM Bazz, high oil prices can affect economies, but the GFC was a whole lot more then that. Oi.....
» 11/12/2010 12:58:55 PM *The problems I see is bureaucrats legislating to make being self sufficient harder, becau.....
» 11/12/2010 10:44:51 AM *No, but every time it moves, or gets processed, energy costs get added on.* True Bazz, b.....
» 10/12/2010 5:10:11 PM *A few, very few, in these days of its broke throw it a away and buy another, services rep.....
» 10/12/2010 2:34:04 PM Sheesh UOG. Has it ever occured to you, that if you spent the time that you seemingly spen.....
» 10/12/2010 2:13:23 PM *Net energy is the key to any growth.* To a certain point Bazz. But don't forget, service.....
» 9/12/2010 4:34:38 PM *This cost will rise and rise until nobody can afford it.* Afford it for what Bazz? Gold .....
» 9/12/2010 1:23:40 PM *We have become so immersed in our prosperity, and cocooned in our comfort zone, that we h.....
» 8/12/2010 11:08:16 PM Vanna, your analytical skills here are a little simplistic. The Italian birthrate is low .....
» 8/12/2010 10:19:40 PM Bazz, you are trying to accurately predict the future, when you don't know all the variabl.....
» 8/12/2010 9:32:35 PM Deary me, poor old George. For so many hundreds of years, religion was such an easy busin.....
» 8/12/2010 5:42:06 PM *As for another country finding it has minerals and taking our markets, not very much chan.....
» 8/12/2010 2:03:32 PM http://www.news.com.au/business/business-owner/sold-aussie-web-gurus-hit-web-jackpot/story.....
» 8/12/2010 1:40:18 PM One thing is for sure, we live in interesting times! Boaz, if you have enough money to i.....
» 7/12/2010 9:45:43 PM Australians remain exposed to the world's global credit markets, to the tune of roughly 60.....
» 7/12/2010 7:16:37 PM *what you probably mean is that from your point of view the "perception" of your.....
» 7/12/2010 5:01:30 PM *Taxpayers should be able to access far more information than they currently do including .....
» 7/12/2010 4:06:41 PM *If you act, speak, morally and ethically, then you have nothing to worry about. OTOH, if .....
» 7/12/2010 2:52:30 PM Silly me. I still have an old fashioned view on all this. I respect others rights to confi.....
» 7/12/2010 8:37:25 AM *If the RCC didn't care about argument, then why do they spend so much time engaged in it?.....
» 6/12/2010 9:05:27 PM *The Taliban want to encourage the belief that they are being attacked because they are Mu.....
» 6/12/2010 7:40:04 PM *You also obviously have not seen how much water their is in the Kimberley's in WA.* I ce.....
» 6/12/2010 7:29:03 PM Pelican, a very good post. Vanna wears his bias on his sleeve. *especially when the Catho.....
» 6/12/2010 4:38:45 PM *but the companies are employing their employees as little as 2 and 3 days a week, which i.....
» 6/12/2010 2:13:31 PM *our Eastern coast who wasted billions on desalination plants because the gurus said it wa.....
» 6/12/2010 2:07:43 PM No Vanna, I don't agree with the above. The church, as any church, can say whatever it lik.....
» 5/12/2010 7:37:01 PM *if Yabby's reading, don't worry mate, exemption for yokels* I did read that Squeers and .....
» 5/12/2010 7:23:31 PM *and had kept the top personal tax rate at 66.6% and had enough intelligence to raise the .....
» 5/12/2010 6:56:32 PM * So to attack the hierarchy is to attack people for making what they believe to be moral .....
» 5/12/2010 2:12:36 PM *not attacking an organisation you have a difference with.* Fester, that depends on the o.....
» 4/12/2010 9:14:25 PM Hang on Arjay, Lowy has been working on this passionately for years now. Australian footba.....
» 4/12/2010 4:09:02 PM *You can of course buy pumps for your garage and pump it into your cars gas tank.* Well t.....
» 4/12/2010 2:55:25 PM *We could find ourselves running out before the alternatives are proven if we keep exporti.....
» 4/12/2010 1:06:44 PM *Whatever happens we have to have a crash course of economising on oil gas and coal consum.....
» 3/12/2010 10:23:48 PM Vanna, your author has a point. Its not the Catholic Church that is the problem, but the l.....
» 3/12/2010 8:03:23 PM *and some of your statistics were made up by the abortion industry.* Of course they were .....
» 3/12/2010 5:23:00 PM Vanna, the popes method of crossing your legs for Jesus, has proven to be a dismal failure.....
» 3/12/2010 5:09:08 PM Paul Murray made some interesting comments about all this, in Wedneday's AFR. Our net fo.....
» 3/12/2010 2:44:17 PM OUG just don't want to come clean with himself here and admit that he's an addict who can'.....
» 3/12/2010 2:09:25 PM *it would seem to be exceeding stupidity to be freighting cheap, unrefined coal around the.....
» 3/12/2010 12:44:21 PM Whew, 46 million $ to obtain a single vote! Luckily we lost, or the cost would have run in.....
» 3/12/2010 12:38:51 PM *We can’t compel China or anyone else to stop burning coal, nor are poor and developing co.....
» 2/12/2010 8:40:18 PM * I don't think for one minute the measures I recommend are going to come off.* Fair enou.....
» 2/12/2010 6:31:39 PM *Its simply trendy to be critical of the Catholic church.* I should hope that its finally.....
» 2/12/2010 1:56:23 PM I'm one of those wise people who state that "I know that I don't know" when it c.....
» 2/12/2010 1:34:40 PM *People outbreed their resources and overexploit their environment, so living conditions t.....
» 1/12/2010 9:18:36 PM *As for research, wander through a shoping center or hardware store and try and find somet.....
» 1/12/2010 8:49:39 PM Luckily most of the first world, including most Catholics, takes little notice of what the.....
» 1/12/2010 9:59:23 AM Poirot, sorry but I don't do the Western guilt trip thinggy. I've spent enough time in Afr.....
» 1/12/2010 9:21:35 AM Pelican, your banana story happened to Australian farmers, but in terms of lamb and in rev.....
» 30/11/2010 10:10:34 PM Aha Pelican, so if I disagree with you, it must be a personal attack. I learn something ne.....
» 30/11/2010 9:15:59 PM *FT does not mean lower prices for consumers. The same happened when Australia started exp.....
» 30/11/2010 7:02:17 PM *The real issue here though is ethical. We cannot go on hiding behind national borders, as.....
» 30/11/2010 2:41:07 PM To address this topic, we really need to analyse why marriage evolved as a cultural insti.....
» 30/11/2010 2:09:05 PM *The necessary innovations should not be market-driven, but publicly-funded and conservati.....
» 29/11/2010 8:45:06 PM *gave us the GFC* Hang on Squeers, don't blame the economic system, when the political sy.....
» 29/11/2010 3:44:57 PM *you've made that plea before, but it just doesn't wash.* Squeers, of course it washes. W.....
» 29/11/2010 2:31:29 PM Squeers, what you are totally overlooking, is that innovative people need capital investme.....
» 29/11/2010 2:22:36 PM *Yabby why do you persist in this blanket perception of 'the workers' as all lazy layabout.....
» 29/11/2010 11:53:00 AM *none of your fatalism and rationalism is worthy a response. I think it's worth seeing wha.....
» 28/11/2010 1:41:40 PM *Yabby it is not what is in my mind or yours it is simply is this image suitable for the p.....
» 27/11/2010 9:40:48 PM *that this company set out to waste a large sum of its advertising money to offend their w.....
» 27/11/2010 5:18:00 PM *Humanity has indeed been in a passive, fatalistic, indeed evolutionary, position hitherto.....
» 27/11/2010 10:21:32 AM *The Poms were just lucky to find the place "Terra nullius" and we are the inher.....
» 27/11/2010 10:06:58 AM Arjay, Murdoch became famous, by being a publisher of tabloids. AFAIK, his only attempt at.....
» 27/11/2010 7:07:27 AM *What do you think Belly is the intent of Murdoch in letting "Building What?" ai.....
» 26/11/2010 11:05:00 PM *Gee really, so where's the action on climate change? which isn't exactly a recent phenome.....
» 26/11/2010 8:13:30 PM *And Yabby, while its o-so humble of you to be satisfied with your lot, neither your oppor.....
» 26/11/2010 3:18:02 PM * I agree that that we can live without growth, but such a dispensation would not BE capit.....
» 26/11/2010 11:08:01 AM *Pray tell what image you think Calvin Klein was trying to portray.* That depends on what.....
» 26/11/2010 10:30:07 AM *You guys are getting caught up in concepts of sexual fantasy rather than simply asking is.....
» 26/11/2010 9:47:39 AM The last food crisis was caused by prices, which had been too low. People took surplus sto.....
» 25/11/2010 10:24:40 PM Meantime of course Arjay, we have a little problem it seems. The Paris Hilton of politics.....
» 25/11/2010 9:43:19 PM *This ad was professionally produced and would have cost a lot to make.Name the TV station.....
» 25/11/2010 11:55:23 AM *That’s why they produce this sort of ad. Because it works!* Exactly Ludwig. I think that.....
» 24/11/2010 11:10:21 PM *Communists by definition want a classless society based on shared ownership of the means .....
» 24/11/2010 9:42:54 PM See the bright side Belly. We are at the arse end of the world, even if its a cute arse. .....
» 24/11/2010 5:05:56 PM Sonofgloin, indeed all the 4wds that I have purchased for ages, are made in Thailand. I dr.....
» 24/11/2010 2:06:06 PM Ah Sonofgloin, just blame those evil politicians for giving consumers a choice. How shock.....
» 24/11/2010 1:08:27 PM *It is about where to draw the line - and this one crosses it.* Sheesh, there was silly o.....
» 24/11/2010 11:13:34 AM *A ban on billboards and other stuff that can distract drivers would also be a damn good i.....
» 24/11/2010 8:53:17 AM Well clearly this billboard is working very well as advertising. Congratulations to the ag.....
» 23/11/2010 1:07:04 PM *Work choices needs to go even further and flexibility needs to be made available to the w.....
» 23/11/2010 12:20:41 PM Well I just found this top little headline amusing: *If you're still at work, it's after .....
» 23/11/2010 7:15:34 AM *The value of the unpaid overtime worked in Australia is over $70 billion a year* Ah, tho.....
» 23/11/2010 7:04:07 AM Ken, the most valuable thing that climatologists can do for farmers, is to understand enou.....
» 22/11/2010 5:43:27 PM *You are telling us more about your own upbringing or experience rather than the Christian.....
» 22/11/2010 1:26:17 PM *Children who do Religious Ed obtain a basis and foundaton for Ethics.* Hardly so, Boaz. .....
» 22/11/2010 11:54:58 AM Hasbeen, your one Sydney swallow, does not make a summer. Fact is the average Australian .....
» 22/11/2010 9:56:13 AM Sonofgloin, I think you will find that the largest asset held by households are in fact th.....
» 21/11/2010 7:14:56 PM Ah Sonofgloin, your lack of talent with numbers continues. I am not surprised lol. http:/.....
» 21/11/2010 1:53:55 PM What amuses me is how you guys continue to cling to your nostalgic view of how things used.....
» 21/11/2010 12:45:00 PM *I have supplied our Yabby the numbers that show one generation ago household savings in A.....
» 21/11/2010 12:06:58 PM *Indian population had stability till 1800 - colonisation, dispossession of land started t.....
» 21/11/2010 10:27:54 AM *The point is, none of the tradies mentioned above would have an ice cube's chance in hell.....
» 21/11/2010 10:15:07 AM *93,000 motor mechanics nation wide earn an average of $800.00/ week.* I did in fact chec.....
» 20/11/2010 6:26:51 PM *who prefer to hold to the old orthodoxy that weather and climate are beyond our understan.....
» 20/11/2010 10:53:58 AM *We have no manufacturing industry therefore we have no ongoing jobs in that segment* Tot.....
» 19/11/2010 10:00:13 PM *They create money from nothing in their computers to equal the inflation* Sheesh, I must.....
» 19/11/2010 9:54:15 PM *Does that mean they will soon be able to stop asking for more taxpayer handouts?* Ah, th.....
» 19/11/2010 6:20:00 PM *We sold the Australian Wheat Board yesterday.* We did indeed, Sonofgloin. Thank goodness.....
» 19/11/2010 6:00:29 PM *As a small businessman, my charge out is $140./hour. Unfortunately, I can't actually pay .....
» 19/11/2010 2:34:54 PM *Whereas in the fifties and sixties tradesmen were comfortably middle class, now they are .....
» 19/11/2010 10:49:51 AM *If Obama was competant, why hasn't he got the middle east sorted out?* Did it occur to y.....
» 19/11/2010 10:27:01 AM *What do you reckon that would amount to, Yabby?* Ah Pericles, not even Boaz would have e.....
» 19/11/2010 12:27:27 AM Lets put it another way Arjay. Saul actually understands the big end of town, how it func.....
» 18/11/2010 11:16:37 PM Rhian, I think you are setting your hopes far too high, to expect any kind of rational dis.....
» 18/11/2010 11:08:00 PM *Teleprompter skills, yes. People skills, no.* Ah Proxy, so you prefer the Palin method, .....
» 18/11/2010 6:47:54 PM *Americans I know are horrified at his kowtowing to the tyrants of the world.* Ah Amicus,.....
» 18/11/2010 11:50:00 AM *If they have 7c in the dollar (Yabby) 'profit' that would be a $140,000,000 profit on a t.....
» 16/11/2010 9:53:12 PM Free trade agreements are of course extremely important, especially to a small country lik.....
» 16/11/2010 3:01:16 PM *the peasants would be wise to retain their knowledge of the diversity and self-reliance i.....
» 16/11/2010 2:35:42 PM *If the energy companies have to pay it.. woopee...just deserts.* Ah but there is the rub.....
» 16/11/2010 9:38:12 AM *The concept that we need foregin multinationals to improve quality and bring in technolog.....
» 15/11/2010 8:58:05 PM Poirot, I don't think that the Chinese will continue polluting as they have been. They are.....
» 15/11/2010 7:42:16 PM http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/fs/aust.pdf Well despite all these claims of China being the s.....
» 15/11/2010 2:33:06 PM Vanna, I haven't followed the CSR story too closely, but I gather that they want to invest.....
» 15/11/2010 2:19:44 PM SM, I stand corrected and used the wrong words in "clapped out" The issue with .....
» 15/11/2010 5:49:47 AM Methinks that you are approaching this one all arsed about,Boaz. http://new.dpi.vic.gov.a.....
» 14/11/2010 10:40:30 PM *The offer has been accepted, just the paper work to be completed.* Well Vanna, they have.....
» 14/11/2010 6:47:54 PM *The COST of our elec is projected to go UP UP and AWAY over the next few years... why?* .....
» 14/11/2010 3:33:07 PM Bazz, look at it this way: The 6 million $ man can right now as we speak, write out a che.....
» 14/11/2010 3:04:01 PM *Part of my plan into which I did not expand would be a market for spare fuel ration.* Ah.....
» 14/11/2010 10:53:03 AM *The other way around; 93c in the dollar retained for themselves and shareholders* Unique.....
» 13/11/2010 7:22:17 PM Bazz, it would be far too complex and open to corruption for Govts to ever sort that out, .....
» 13/11/2010 5:47:35 PM *Cross off of CSR sugar. Now owned by an Asian company.* Not yet Vanna, but they have mad.....
» 13/11/2010 3:12:30 PM *ANNUAL INCOME $12,000,000 (or LOSS if bloc goes to another provider)* Ah, if only life w.....
» 13/11/2010 1:17:22 PM http://www.smh.com.au/environment/energy-smart/nsw-to-slash-costly-solar-feedin-tariff-201.....
» 13/11/2010 1:08:05 PM For those interested, this weekend's Weekend Financial Review has a 3 page article about w.....
» 13/11/2010 10:57:53 AM *I wonder how many of the mining companies operating in WA that you enthuse about are actu.....
» 13/11/2010 8:10:30 AM *Other exports cost us jobs... for example, live cattle export cost us around 250,000 jobs.....
» 12/11/2010 4:58:01 PM *The government should be at present designing a rationing scheme, writing the programs to.....
» 12/11/2010 4:50:29 PM *It is sobering to remember that I once supplied raw materials to 6 companies in Sydney al.....
» 11/11/2010 1:59:05 PM *But once this God-given wealth is all fetched up we're going to have to compete in the re.....
» 10/11/2010 10:52:17 PM *I promise you, it ain’t boring.* Well clearly it is flawed, because you forgot to mentio.....
» 10/11/2010 5:57:49 PM http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/free.nsf/0/72525342F0994FA6CA25750C0013CB6D/$File/.....
» 10/11/2010 4:15:00 PM Sonofgloin, given your innacuracy to read figures, I'd be happy to read the URl that you .....
» 10/11/2010 2:51:57 PM To be fair to Squeers, he is not alone. The halls of academia are loaded with indivuals wh.....
» 10/11/2010 12:07:49 PM Vanna has a bee in his bonnet about this. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/8.....
» 10/11/2010 8:41:45 AM *and we have 2% of it in savings that is one tenth of the savings percentage of GDP of thi.....
» 9/11/2010 8:33:09 PM Fair enough Songofgloin, I'll hold your hand and make it even easier for you. http://www......
» 9/11/2010 6:49:34 PM *But the socialist future WILL be "green" for that matter* So you claim, but it.....
» 9/11/2010 6:31:47 PM Sonofgloin, it seems like your own research is confusing you. For you are confusing terms .....
» 9/11/2010 5:20:33 PM *Where's that surplus yabby? * Amicus, you are confusing annual budgets, with federal deb.....
» 9/11/2010 2:32:58 PM *When did the GFC happen .. under Obama's watch* Err not so Amicus. Lehman crashed in Sep.....
» 9/11/2010 1:11:24 PM It seems to be a foible of human nature, for people to commonly blame eveyone but themselv.....
» 8/11/2010 9:46:56 PM *The reality is that it is only if we have genuine free will that we can actually know any.....
» 8/11/2010 9:04:57 PM Belly, I certainly believe you. I had alot to do with Qantas cargo, over many years. The .....
» 8/11/2010 2:20:16 PM *yet you deny that we have free will.* JP, the evidence suggests that your will is not as.....
» 8/11/2010 10:57:21 AM *In 2008, the proportion of pre-tax profits as a percentage of total assets was 1 per cent.....
» 8/11/2010 10:41:03 AM JP, you are free to believe in ghosts if you wish. That is your choice. Given that you ar.....
» 8/11/2010 10:14:53 AM Belly I believe you. Something I am trying to get throught to Pelican on another thread, i.....
» 8/11/2010 9:55:53 AM *Ya, and you know what, Yabby? It is far easier to be ignorant, and even a fool in this wo.....
» 7/11/2010 6:28:10 PM *But Yabby you are the one advocating the feathering of nests by the fat and wealthy overr.....
» 7/11/2010 1:30:04 PM *All you see is 'blaming profits' and are unwilling to look at the big picture. It is not .....
» 7/11/2010 1:10:42 PM Belly, things might be different in your particular case, I can't judge that. Contracting .....
» 7/11/2010 12:55:37 PM Dear Squeers, We simply look at things from totally different perspectives. You focus on .....
» 7/11/2010 10:23:19 AM *This is particularly pertinent when there is lack of compeitition, price fixing and other.....
» 7/11/2010 8:57:34 AM Dear Squeers, Fair enough, as I thought, you are simply guessing. I think you will find .....
» 6/11/2010 11:14:32 PM *Most mental illness is not organic at all; it's a social disease* Squeers, I would say t.....
» 6/11/2010 7:19:34 PM *The same percentage of us own homes, but we have nothing in the bank.* Speak for yoursel.....
» 6/11/2010 5:13:31 PM Sonofgloin, we owe a great deal more then 90 billion lol. Of the 2.2 trillion $ that our b.....
» 6/11/2010 2:41:30 PM http://www.smh.com.au/business/use-your-brain-before-joining-the-lynch-mob-20101105-17hfm......
» 6/11/2010 2:32:00 PM *I have yet to see similar criticism from yourself re your faith in market forces and the .....
» 6/11/2010 12:51:02 PM Pelican, labor shifted to the right with Hawke and Keating, who realised that the old stau.....
» 6/11/2010 12:16:55 PM *Well Yabby I again find you defending those "with" and denigrating those ".....
» 5/11/2010 10:55:32 PM *500 million out of poverty there, 500 million into poverty in western developed nations* .....
» 5/11/2010 9:34:32 PM *Yabby when I purchased my current home 18 months ago I fixed my mortgage for 3 years* Gy.....
» 5/11/2010 9:21:44 PM Rawmustard, I am sorry to hear about your personal misfortune. I also acknowledge that bus.....
» 5/11/2010 7:31:52 PM *which would consist of the entire profit if nationalized, as opposed to a portion of it.*.....
» 5/11/2010 2:58:27 PM Merv09, I've read your points before, about returning to the good old 50s to 70s, which yo.....
» 5/11/2010 12:49:42 PM *I actually prefer the current inertia - this way the sociopaths can do less harm.* I agr.....
» 4/11/2010 9:04:42 PM *No Fees -Profit goes back to benefitting THE COMMUNITY rather than greedy CEO's who swim .....
» 4/11/2010 3:12:35 PM *Photo of WP ceo's new digs included* Ah Boaz, given your history as an intellectual ligh.....
» 4/11/2010 2:11:14 PM Come on Shadow Minister. You are no fool. You know very well that this whole drama is bein.....
» 4/11/2010 12:21:40 PM Some years ago I read a book about brain function, written by Susan Greenfield, that well .....
» 4/11/2010 11:01:29 AM *Hmm, I wish I could have a business that takes a hit and still returns 6.4 billion in pro.....
» 4/11/2010 9:00:14 AM *Nationalising the banks under workers' control would be a good first step in doing that.*.....
» 4/11/2010 8:19:45 AM Ah, Boazy watches channel 7 and sucks in every word, like most gullible consumers. http:/.....
» 3/11/2010 9:46:05 PM *How are your bank shares going Yabby?* My bank shares are doing ok Arjay. It is precisle.....
» 3/11/2010 5:41:21 PM Anyone is free to correct me, but I gather that the heads of our top universities, earn ar.....
» 3/11/2010 4:58:00 PM *but I would like to suggest that we start a government debit card, to be issued to all we.....
» 3/11/2010 2:15:24 PM SM, you are judging this one very wrongly. Hockey has screwed up big time in a rush to at.....
» 3/11/2010 11:23:41 AM *Regarding the US elections - people can only make decisions with the information given to.....
» 2/11/2010 10:57:05 PM Ah wonderful, so they all trip over to Christmas Island, all expenses paid, plus a great w.....
» 2/11/2010 8:41:53 PM *However, if you've taken the trouble to check out my links to tar sands mining in Alberta.....
» 2/11/2010 5:30:43 PM *Speak for yourself and not for others.* Groky, you can be assured, I am not alone on thi.....
» 2/11/2010 5:10:28 PM *The attitude that Australian products are "more expensive and often shoddy" is .....
» 2/11/2010 3:14:09 PM *the Madoff scandal wasn't part of the GFC* Bjelly, in fact it was, as the disease was th.....
» 2/11/2010 1:19:19 PM *so Centerlink could start to encourage (or enforce) welfare recipients to buy Australian .....
» 1/11/2010 11:02:55 PM Bjelly, alot of very wealthy people certainly became destitute due to the Madoff saga. The.....
» 1/11/2010 4:35:18 PM Vanna, some people are simply unemployable. In WA they are struggling to find restaurant s.....
» 1/11/2010 2:25:53 PM *Surely there is something wrong with the world when those individuals and corporations wh.....
» 1/11/2010 12:19:52 PM *Why brass, made from our zinc & copper, should be cheaper in Asia than Australia escapes .....
» 1/11/2010 10:02:45 AM Pericles, I was thinking of something like Sausage software. The way I remember it, these.....
» 31/10/2010 4:57:50 PM Well Groky, its quite simple really. We have no intentions of being your experimental gui.....
» 31/10/2010 4:50:48 PM *Without coal exports the country would be bankrupt* Vanna, you seemingly have no idea as.....
» 31/10/2010 11:38:18 AM Hasbeen, they will just have to trawl through the backbenchers and check for talent. As i.....
» 31/10/2010 11:30:09 AM Vanna, anyone in Australia who thinks they have the talent, can develop software and marke.....
» 30/10/2010 10:42:31 PM *Sin is the problem and Christ and his forgiveness and renewal is the answer. "Believ.....
» 30/10/2010 10:13:40 PM Arjay, yet again. Money is a means of exchange. Banks do not create it from nothing, unl.....
» 30/10/2010 9:19:41 PM The problem is, the ramifications of all this, are still being played out now, with the co.....
» 30/10/2010 5:28:30 PM *With some effort, the education department could have formed teams of Australian companie.....
» 30/10/2010 2:34:32 PM Ah runner, I have news for you. Without a mother earth, you'll have nothing, no runner no .....
» 29/10/2010 10:17:53 PM *Those who produce this new money own this new production* Arjay, Pericles and I have bee.....
» 29/10/2010 7:57:45 PM *The drones of the capitalist system are out in force on this thread* Not drones Squeers,.....
» 29/10/2010 12:50:47 PM *So I don't know how you can say "I never mention population". I'm acutely aware.....
» 29/10/2010 11:29:19 AM Ah, the human foible of envy returns once again. Personally I am quite pleased that the ri.....
» 29/10/2010 11:14:21 AM The author is a litte confused here. http://www.acumenfund.org/ The acumen fund does exa.....
» 29/10/2010 9:18:01 AM *People like me are heroes* That's the worry Groky, people like you who believe their own.....
» 29/10/2010 9:11:06 AM Vanna, whatever floats your boat. If boats are your thing, so go for it. Its entirely your.....
» 28/10/2010 11:37:58 PM *Maybe I can breed enough socialists to take over.. ?* Sheesh Squeers, I have heard the f.....
» 28/10/2010 10:17:58 PM Belly, it seems to me that you are seeing this all from your own personal perspective, whi.....
» 28/10/2010 7:47:03 PM http://cba.republicast.com/ar2010/#p=92&c=0&v=1 There you go Sonofgloin, I'll even hold y.....
» 28/10/2010 7:34:26 PM *what a joke that you believe the banks run on 1% net,* Sonofgloin, I really can't help i.....
» 28/10/2010 3:49:21 PM *But he has to work to earn the money.* Err Vanna, if you ask her to provide a service, e.....
» 28/10/2010 3:38:16 PM Pericles, I guess my main point was, that banks can't be expected to act as venture capita.....
» 28/10/2010 1:59:41 PM One of the major papers did an online survey on this. When I voted, something like 8000 p.....
» 28/10/2010 12:33:59 PM *I think you will find that there are a very large number of start up companies in the US .....
» 28/10/2010 10:58:44 AM *And find a way to help Banks lend to start-ups, where mortgaging the family home isn't a .....
» 28/10/2010 10:36:08 AM *and most prostitutes are also con artists* Vanna, you make these massive, generalised st.....
» 28/10/2010 10:14:04 AM *I think of you as a rather prickly at times mate.* Fair enough Belly, see whatever you w.....
» 27/10/2010 7:57:20 PM *I would think that prostitution is more likely to lead to drugs* More likely Vanna, that.....
» 27/10/2010 5:33:06 PM *One group of unions would sell their mums for cash, and do miss use the system.* Well th.....
» 27/10/2010 5:02:51 PM FWIW RawMustard, I see very few rip offs in the grocery trade and usually when it happens,.....
» 27/10/2010 3:07:35 PM *NSW has by far the best OHXS system* The way I understand it Belly, the NSW system diffe.....
» 27/10/2010 2:36:10 PM *where everything we bought was much cheaper than the so-called Australian "discount&.....
» 27/10/2010 2:23:06 PM *because they are taking money from men* So vanna, do you think that women owe you a free.....
» 27/10/2010 2:14:01 PM *number one being the sustainability issue* Dear Squeers, If sustainability is your no o.....
» 27/10/2010 12:30:03 PM *You are clearly a victim of incessant capitalist propaganda* Perhaps some of us just see.....
» 27/10/2010 12:10:33 PM *A better idea would of course be to impose a wealth cap of say a million dollars a head (.....
» 27/10/2010 10:00:48 AM Sonofgloin, I don't need to refute anything. I am simply pointing out, that many of the he.....
» 26/10/2010 8:54:23 PM *and always hoped for a large family with her hubby. They were blessed! lol.* Well in tha.....
» 26/10/2010 5:06:41 PM *Yabby stick your super and banks where the sun doesn't shine for anyone excepting you per.....
» 26/10/2010 4:22:42 PM *Not joking Yabby, I've seen them change the bag machine at the bakery from one wrapper to.....
» 26/10/2010 2:16:52 PM *but I draw the line at being sold a water logged, chemical cocktail as food for 3 times t.....
» 26/10/2010 12:52:18 PM *One girlfriend with six kids early twenties down to 8 years old] and she for one will be .....
» 25/10/2010 7:57:51 PM *W and C are great ones now for forcing you to buy more with 2 for $5 or 1 for $3,59.* Pa.....
» 25/10/2010 7:28:52 PM *Development depends on a population's producing more than it needs for bare subsistence (.....
» 25/10/2010 2:35:43 PM Yes, Aldi suits some, but not all. They are owned by two of the world's richest men, a cou.....
» 25/10/2010 2:26:20 PM *Exactly, and the more prostitution there is, the more likely a woman only thinks of a man.....
» 25/10/2010 1:09:22 PM *They use men for money. Men have a sex drive, and prostitutes exploit that sex drive to g.....
» 25/10/2010 11:34:20 AM I'm not sure from where this conservative streak enters the WA liberals. Perhaps from ner.....
» 25/10/2010 9:44:11 AM I think that Woolies and Coles, overall provide pretty good value for money actually. They.....
» 24/10/2010 6:22:28 PM *and now the magnificent class struggle going on in France, with its potential to not only.....
» 23/10/2010 10:45:00 PM Sonofgloin, if you check the timing of my post, it was around 60seconds after yours. In ot.....
» 23/10/2010 8:37:33 PM *What the hell is an "economic migrant" anyway? Do you really think it is such a.....
» 23/10/2010 8:24:37 PM *Joe Hockey called for Wayne Swan to take action on the gouging by the big banks which cou.....
» 22/10/2010 10:53:11 PM *Costello was unelectable as PM and Howard knew this. And the irony of this was that Howar.....
» 22/10/2010 5:08:53 PM Samsung, you clearly did not watch too many parliamentary debates, where Costello used to .....
» 22/10/2010 3:09:39 PM Perhaps the biggest mistake that the liberals made, was not realising that they needed Co.....
» 22/10/2010 10:02:40 AM *I think I offended Yabby with my quip about 'is he/she a disciplinarian!* Not really Gil.....
» 21/10/2010 9:51:19 PM *My suggestion was that it will result in the creation of another pariah state, locked awa.....
» 21/10/2010 4:48:01 PM *it suggests at best he is prepared to profit (if that is the right term) from his spokesm.....
» 21/10/2010 2:03:24 PM *Have you checked the studies referred to or just read the book?* MJPB, I read the book, .....
» 21/10/2010 12:04:26 PM Deary me, here we go again. The UN 1951 convention is 60 years out of date. Today it's b.....
» 20/10/2010 9:35:00 PM *And it may even be a fact that monogamy is uncommon in the animal kingdom because they ar.....
» 20/10/2010 7:43:55 PM *I want some of that crack you're smoking.* Ah that explains alot, Groky :) My advice to .....
» 20/10/2010 12:11:30 PM * In commercial terms, miracles are marketing tools that help consolidate and increase the.....
» 20/10/2010 10:43:14 AM *Not all 'Religious Zealots' or 'Catholic Church' participants are 'anti-abortion' and/or .....
» 19/10/2010 8:59:10 PM *People, STOP trying to pretend that a fetus is not human.* Rudy, you continue to create .....
» 19/10/2010 6:46:56 PM Ah Rudy, this is what happens when schoolkids like yourself jump to conclusions, before in.....
» 19/10/2010 6:08:33 PM *What you're clearly 'implying' Yabbs is that mothers determine the gay sexual orientation.....
» 19/10/2010 4:45:02 PM Rudy, show me where I claimed that the mother was to blame. Do you actually read what oth.....
» 19/10/2010 3:21:00 PM Gilbert, it explains why cooperation and altruism evolved as worthwhile characteristics, f.....
» 19/10/2010 2:59:47 PM *And, no, it is not just a clump of cells or part of the women's body it is an entirely se.....
» 19/10/2010 12:43:59 PM *Physiological stress in the mothers womb can also exert effects on development.* Bugsy, .....
» 19/10/2010 10:44:17 AM Gilbert, it seems to me that much of you are trying to explain, is already covered in evol.....
» 19/10/2010 10:22:07 AM Andrew actually makes a very valid point. In my last business, I took a very different ap.....
» 18/10/2010 11:27:19 PM *They "believe" a fetus, or "zygote" if ya wanna be adamant about the .....
» 18/10/2010 9:38:55 PM I guess the conclusion to all of this is that interesting as it was at its time, today Mar.....
» 18/10/2010 6:46:02 PM Ah Rudy, but you are chopping and changing your wording, then still claiming to be correc.....
» 18/10/2010 5:20:11 PM *My points remains 100% intact: 1)The life of an "individual" person begins at c.....
» 17/10/2010 11:07:38 PM *Don't sell yourself short Yabby. You can claim your love just like you can claim your pow.....
» 17/10/2010 9:59:20 PM *life begins at conception* Life continues at conception. The eggs and sperms that you no.....
» 17/10/2010 6:12:09 PM All, Pericles is in fact one of the smartest posters on OLO and most have a high regard fo.....
» 17/10/2010 3:56:24 PM Squeers, I searched for Marcuse's concept of Essence on Wicki, nobody has bothered to even.....
» 17/10/2010 10:41:59 AM *which would explain why you believe self-interest is the driving force behind human natur.....
» 16/10/2010 11:25:51 PM *It helps to ease the conscience of those involved in the abortion by "believing".....
» 16/10/2010 10:19:12 PM *You can't imagine any other world* I certainly can, Squeers. The very thought of somebod.....
» 16/10/2010 5:52:53 PM The way I see it Steven, is this: A being is not a person. You have a person, when you ha.....
» 16/10/2010 5:48:01 PM *And since neither of us has lived under "really-existing socialism",* Perhaps .....
» 16/10/2010 8:50:32 AM Read what the Bible says about God's love for children: According to God's law, children.....
» 15/10/2010 11:36:46 AM *For revolutionaries it is better to die, better to risk violence, than to live demeaned.*.....
» 14/10/2010 8:38:32 PM Beelze, there are indeed good reasons to flog off QR rail. All this was discussed in the m.....
» 14/10/2010 4:07:48 PM http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11226?sponsor_id=1 There you go PH, the transcr.....
» 14/10/2010 10:01:10 AM This is actually a fascinating topic, but the author has hardly scratched the surface of t.....
» 13/10/2010 10:03:36 PM *'Runner, exactly what do you want? '* Oh we know what runner wants, he has posted enough.....
» 13/10/2010 8:25:14 AM *Maybe own, but not control* Not so Beelz, for of course every worker can choose which su.....
» 12/10/2010 11:06:19 PM *Excuse me. Their agenda is to save lives just as the anti-slavery movement (also founded .....
» 12/10/2010 10:55:47 PM *the chickens have come home to roost.* The chickens are doing fine Arjay, clucking away,.....
» 12/10/2010 10:42:29 PM *they have reached a degree of conformity which has wiped out individuality to a remarkabl.....
» 12/10/2010 5:09:24 PM *Grok, who has poured their years into looking at the angles, the hows and whens, and flit.....
» 12/10/2010 4:56:01 PM *I think pro-choicers worry that pro-life Christians are trying to tell women what they ca.....
» 12/10/2010 4:39:11 PM *A nice thought, but just a drop in an ocean of problems, Yabby.* Well its around 20 bill.....
» 12/10/2010 2:28:57 PM *Standard of living means material things, there is no standard of living for the workers,.....
» 12/10/2010 11:01:36 AM Sheesh, so the free press did not just fall for the activities of a paid for lobby group, .....
» 11/10/2010 2:34:31 PM FWIW, all credit to Antiseptic, for his honesty. I wish that those posters who have compla.....
» 10/10/2010 4:37:37 PM *Every thing you say can be fixed with one act of parliament.* Ah, if only life were so s.....
» 10/10/2010 1:11:19 PM PH, interesting figures about the Ikea investment. It seems like we have similar rorts hap.....
» 10/10/2010 12:52:25 PM 579, don't ever try investment for a living, you would soon go broke. For a a start, you .....
» 9/10/2010 8:12:11 PM *These are the companies that need large excise imposed on them so more don't follow your .....
» 9/10/2010 6:08:41 PM Sheesh Poirot, your last link has a banner over the top of it, making the website's agenda.....
» 9/10/2010 10:49:32 AM Gilbert, it seems to me that you and Grok tend to take what Marx claimed about human beha.....
» 9/10/2010 9:29:16 AM *You want the employer to reap the rewards of their innovation or risk but don't want the .....
» 8/10/2010 8:24:52 PM *but we can take something good from either end of the spectrum to create a stable, organi.....
» 8/10/2010 5:35:05 PM Dear Poirot, When people buy 6ha plots for 3000$ to irrigate, its hardly bigtime farmers .....
» 8/10/2010 12:44:50 PM Alan Kohler, on his "Business Specatator website, makes some interesting comments th.....
» 8/10/2010 10:29:32 AM *you just want to see the world through your eyes and cannot see that some people want mor.....
» 8/10/2010 9:46:16 AM Dear Poirot, No, for I know that some Chinese companies are not state owned and do make a.....
» 7/10/2010 9:26:09 PM *Are people really that ambitions Houlley? I don't think so* I think that Houllie is righ.....
» 7/10/2010 5:12:11 PM *But it's not funny how corporations value human beings (their value is based upon how muc.....
» 7/10/2010 1:12:12 PM *No difference between owning your home and owning BHP* Ah Mikk, but BHP is not owned by .....
» 7/10/2010 9:42:39 AM *I'm interested in the effects that large scale industry for profit has on indigenous popu.....
» 6/10/2010 9:58:17 PM *due to the fact that private individuals are allowed to make self-interested decisions co.....
» 6/10/2010 11:30:11 AM *In short, unless we steer the ship, we will not be pushed where we want to go.* In short.....
» 6/10/2010 11:13:57 AM *genuine democratic socialism where workers themselves decide what is to be produced to sa.....
» 5/10/2010 9:28:14 PM *I highly doubt you learned anything other than the 'wogs' certainly weren't 'up to snuff'.....
» 5/10/2010 10:15:00 AM Dear Poirot, I traded with India in the 70s. At the end of it all I walked away, shaking .....
» 5/10/2010 7:50:27 AM *As to Yabby's claim that innovation somehow belongs to Capitalism, this is simply nonsens.....
» 4/10/2010 10:44:20 PM I read the article Poirot. Your writer makes some valid points, then totally screws up on .....
» 3/10/2010 1:23:03 PM *FYI: a clearcut forest never actually just "regrows".* It does when it was rep.....
» 3/10/2010 11:49:45 AM *Ever seen a clearcut forest..?* I certainly have and I've seen it regrow. I've also seen.....
» 3/10/2010 7:57:00 AM *What's sad is seeing the likes of Yabby wilfully taken in by this propaganda [deleted ref.....
» 2/10/2010 9:33:07 PM I sometimes watch "Venture" on Bloomberg tv, with Cris Valerio. Commonly its ab.....
» 30/09/2010 10:12:48 PM *However as fuel depletes rationing will divert fuel to food production, fertiliser, defen.....
» 30/09/2010 1:22:59 PM *For this kid, the world sends daily reminders that he (or she) is a disgusting, sinful cr.....
» 30/09/2010 11:03:46 AM Bazz, a standard 40 ft container holds 67 cubic metres, IIRC. Tonnage wise they can hold a.....
» 29/09/2010 8:55:17 PM Some years ago I read an amusing book called "Sex Lives of the Popes". Clearly .....
» 28/09/2010 11:16:19 PM Ugg boots Vanna, Ugg boots :) ......
» 28/09/2010 8:42:08 PM Ah Vanna, I think its just all that US tv that is rubbing off. We also have plenty of Auss.....
» 28/09/2010 4:55:55 PM *Why don’t they build an Australian bike and ride around on it?* Why would they want to d.....
» 28/09/2010 2:40:40 PM *As for Kloppers his speech confirms my opinion - the man is a well-paid nut.* You undere.....
» 27/09/2010 5:31:16 PM I quite agree there, popnperish. Good old family planning could work wonders in the third .....
» 27/09/2010 6:38:53 AM http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/LabourRelations/PDF/Publications/IndustryOverviewManufacturi.....
» 26/09/2010 9:20:53 PM *Your scenario falls apart because it assumes that Al Queda will, magically, completely co.....
» 26/09/2010 12:55:39 PM *The continuous insistance that tarrifs would make everything more expensive and of lesser.....
» 26/09/2010 10:50:41 AM *and feeding silly hypothesis that depend on assuming simple things like ethanol not reall.....
» 25/09/2010 9:51:09 PM *There is no 'global Jihad' Yabby, this is the problem.* Yes there is Hazza, in the minds.....
» 25/09/2010 8:37:31 PM The point I am trying to get through to you Hazza, is that violent Islamism is not just go.....
» 25/09/2010 3:01:36 PM *Because they thought it would be inferior or inefficient, and an imported product would a.....
» 24/09/2010 9:29:30 PM Belly, this is the way I see it: Obama is indeed seeking an exit strategy, but has decide.....
» 24/09/2010 1:29:43 PM *and nobody has yet tried to harm Switzerland.* Not so Hazza. Already in 1970, the PLO bl.....
» 23/09/2010 9:56:00 PM *Now that's a cheap shot yabby* Not really Rehctub. I am simply judging by your past post.....
» 23/09/2010 9:11:04 PM *Link?* Hazza, that was around 8 or so years ago. No, I never saved a link lol, but it wa.....
» 23/09/2010 9:01:28 PM *You're dead on Yabby, but don't forget bureaucracy,* I fully agree, RawMustard. Some of .....
» 23/09/2010 9:06:01 AM *THIS is the point you are missing. The Al Queda/Taliban coalition are only one single Isl.....
» 22/09/2010 8:51:56 PM *manufacturing begets other jobs, the flow on effect.* Manufacturing also costs other job.....
» 22/09/2010 8:11:46 PM *Stop cheap imports!* Ah Rehctub, that is easy to say, for you who are rich! What about .....
» 22/09/2010 3:09:36 PM Now noboby, but nobody who is informed and with any credibility, is arguing what you are a.....
» 22/09/2010 12:44:02 PM *We only buy Middle Eastern stuff because it (Was) sold cheap and means preserving our own.....
» 22/09/2010 5:39:52 AM I think the people have already voted on this one. When the last liberal Govt tried to fre.....
» 21/09/2010 10:57:49 PM *but that option is not available to everyone particularly to larger populations in the ci.....
» 21/09/2010 10:51:55 PM You are quite correct Rojo, the real price of wheat has dropped dramatically in the last 5.....
» 21/09/2010 9:15:01 PM *It IS a null point because every single country has an alternate fuel and infrastructure .....
» 21/09/2010 8:54:43 PM *But as you so often like saying Yabby that is the system we are dealing with and because .....
» 21/09/2010 9:38:16 AM *In order for world wheat prices to drive up the price of bread, they would have to stay h.....
» 20/09/2010 9:08:17 PM *Yabby, your point about ratio of fuel dependencies IS irrelevant because in a fuel crisis.....
» 20/09/2010 5:41:18 AM http://www.news.com.au/national/muslim-women-protest-against-push-to-ban-burka-in-australi.....
» 19/09/2010 10:59:47 PM *Yabby, seeing all fuel technologies are new, I don't exactly see how the percentage of us.....
» 19/09/2010 9:55:36 PM *Neither you Pericles,stevenlmeyer,stg have the courage or the intellect to take me on.* .....
» 19/09/2010 5:37:09 PM *there's coconut oil vehicles* ROFL Hazza :) We Aussies burn a million barrels a DAY. How.....
» 19/09/2010 2:39:32 PM *we now have vehicles powered by ethanol, fruit/nut oils, hydrogen and direct electricity .....
» 19/09/2010 5:12:23 AM Hazza, you are not even trying to understand the very basics. Here, I will make it a bit .....
» 18/09/2010 9:25:21 PM In 1978, Jim Jones, of the Peoples Temple, convinced around 900 of his followers to commit.....
» 18/09/2010 3:42:48 AM Sheesh Hazza, so according to you we don't need ME oil, because of course everyone has ple.....
» 17/09/2010 8:42:41 PM *WE would simply stop buying their oil unless they kept it cheap, and increasing our conve.....
» 16/09/2010 10:06:31 PM Now you seem to think that if the US behaved like Sweden or Switzerland, all would be fine.....
» 16/09/2010 9:31:22 PM No Hazza, what I am saying is that you refuse to understand and inform yourself about the .....
» 16/09/2010 2:46:17 PM *Please, did you get that one from FOX?* No Hazza, I did not, as I don't get Fox. But I a.....
» 14/09/2010 7:17:18 PM *As the US Empire winds down and it cannot afford to finance military expeditions to remot.....
» 13/09/2010 10:55:20 PM Wrong Hazza, I have been debating this stuff on the internet for 15 years now. I first hoo.....
» 13/09/2010 8:38:21 PM *My point is it still doesn't matter;* You are free to believe that Hazza, but the eviden.....
» 13/09/2010 2:25:48 PM *To imply that they're going to convince people to blow themselves up over us just because.....
» 13/09/2010 10:34:45 AM *which, interestingly enough, never go specifically to Al Queda because Al Queda's primary.....
» 13/09/2010 10:14:59 AM *So according to Houelly women resent being at work and they'd much prefer to be financial.....
» 13/09/2010 9:55:47 AM *Also, I personally rather there be a country for all the fundamentalists to go to, than t.....
» 12/09/2010 9:13:04 PM Johnny30, in response to your post: My opinion was indeed of a general nature. I only eve.....
» 12/09/2010 7:42:35 PM I'm with Obama on this one. Al Queda did in fact use Afgahnistan as a staging post for the.....
» 11/09/2010 9:14:25 PM Ok Foxy, here is my 5c worth of wisdom :) I actually had a very amicable and friendly div.....
» 10/09/2010 9:21:55 PM *Given that already there are signs that the NBN costing is going to blow out, and the min.....
» 9/09/2010 9:17:34 PM SM, at some point it would be maybe nice to think that the Liberals put the future of the .....
» 7/09/2010 10:43:04 PM Ok Foxy, try to see it this way :- if your hubby only brought home a paycheck, in months w.....
» 7/09/2010 9:20:30 PM *Nobody is hiding the information that being a nurse or a teacher pays poorly * Life is r.....
» 7/09/2010 7:29:20 PM *My Carman product of choice is her deluxe fruit muesli... 14% fat, 20% sugar, and a fair .....
» 7/09/2010 6:02:34 PM *I don't care if Yabby or Antiseptic resent women generally and it shows in their comments.....
» 6/09/2010 11:18:07 PM *1. The increasingly right wing bias of the site* CJ, I think that is a little unfair. I .....
» 6/09/2010 10:53:16 PM *I have come to the conclusion that all the naughty, money grabbing, job stealing, single .....
» 6/09/2010 9:02:09 PM It's not just Kellogs, but others too. Uncle Toby's is now owned by Nestle. I bought their.....
» 6/09/2010 8:33:18 AM *You dare not say: "I don't know" or "I may be wrong"* Ah Grateful, b.....
» 5/09/2010 11:06:32 PM CJ, I've long ago stopped seeing the world as black and white, more just as lots of shades.....
» 5/09/2010 8:22:41 PM *It's interesting that a recent study of the National Centre for Social and Economic Model.....
» 5/09/2010 4:01:40 PM *Your sarcastic comment about sexual power is a new low, even for you.* Suze, there is in.....
» 5/09/2010 1:55:47 PM *Simply because it has applied only to men for so many years up until now Yabby. Isn't it.....
» 5/09/2010 6:20:35 AM *People just quit the instant they heard the instruction.* Ah Grateful, if it were only s.....
» 4/09/2010 9:57:16 PM Oops Grateful, I got it wrong, Ali Dashti's books was called "23 years" I must h.....
» 4/09/2010 9:43:43 PM *In any case TRUTHNOW78, if these women in the US are making more than men in the same job.....
» 4/09/2010 11:17:36 AM *A religious person is not in denial of his belief or trying to get rid of his religion. T.....
» 3/09/2010 10:28:03 PM *I voted Green for the first time this election because I was unhappy with Labours back do.....
» 1/09/2010 9:07:42 PM Squeers and Gilbert. I'm sorry that you took my comment personally, but I mentioned neithe.....
» 1/09/2010 2:59:13 PM * I believe there are greater community and environmental advantages for local production......
» 1/09/2010 10:10:48 AM *An addict does not want to be an addict* Well not quite Grateful, for of course self del.....
» 31/08/2010 9:07:45 PM *But I take considerable satisfaction that if we all go together when we go, we'll take yo.....
» 31/08/2010 8:14:31 PM To take it further Pelican. Regarding your favourite topic, garlic. Since you raised this.....
» 31/08/2010 6:56:16 PM *Lets just say your intuition was completely wrong.* LOL Unique, I have never claimed to .....
» 31/08/2010 4:12:51 PM *How can you compete with cheap labour? Mechanisation has an initial investment cost and t.....
» 31/08/2010 8:04:43 AM *One of the ironies is that often imports don't lead to cheaper prices for consumers in an.....
» 30/08/2010 8:59:27 PM Well clearly you did not live happily ever after, Unique. So I guess my point was yes, wo.....
» 30/08/2010 8:41:23 PM *Addiction DOES matter, it always matters and that's the point about being an addict. When.....
» 29/08/2010 11:29:17 PM So there we have it from Dreamer. I tirade of abuse, meantime he's not really aware of wha.....
» 29/08/2010 12:20:14 PM *So, for example, if instead of spending money and time on alcohol and gambling people, pe.....
» 28/08/2010 5:27:15 PM *Clearly it would be wrong to say, as you did, that coercion would be necessary, because M.....
» 28/08/2010 2:08:21 PM A couple of points Mikk. Firstly much of the third world is still actively tribal. In Afr.....
» 27/08/2010 10:46:34 PM *And that is simply, whilst say with coal you have to locate it, dig it up and then transp.....
» 27/08/2010 12:48:22 PM *'Boat people' are only an issue for the xenophobic and/or racist minority* CJ, if your t.....
» 26/08/2010 10:04:22 PM **Yappy* you really have no idea at all about what you are talking about and seem incapabl.....
» 26/08/2010 7:40:55 PM *We need leaders who lead and set an example of tolerance and honesty not poll following m.....
» 26/08/2010 10:10:30 AM *I live and experience my life often more intuitively and with common sense which has not .....
» 25/08/2010 8:59:23 PM *There might, for example be a company run by the Australian govt that sells sawmill parts.....
» 25/08/2010 7:50:34 PM *Paul Keating abolished the Wool Marketing Scheme resulting in the price being traded down.....
» 25/08/2010 2:43:28 PM *you are only considering the issues within the confines of the current economic model* E.....
» 24/08/2010 10:26:58 PM *-It doesn't count the costs associated with adapting productive assets to producing what .....
» 24/08/2010 6:59:16 PM TBC, you clearly don't follow the financial and investment news. I can assure you that Ch.....
» 24/08/2010 5:14:13 PM *but I recall hearing a price of 3c a litre for the gas we export to China.* TBC, years a.....
» 23/08/2010 10:39:14 PM *Hope you have been listening to what the ever popular Bob Katter has got to say about fre.....
» 23/08/2010 8:34:01 PM *The problem is peak demand. Anything to help reduce peak demand like encouraging people t.....
» 23/08/2010 7:57:37 PM *"Encouraging diversity and local self-reliance is obviously a significant shift away.....
» 23/08/2010 7:43:39 PM *Let us move with the times and admit it is time that Australia had PPL (join the rest of .....
» 23/08/2010 12:18:34 PM * My neighbour has just put 36 PV panels on his roof and the power company will be paying .....
» 22/08/2010 12:33:37 PM That certainly was an interesting evening's tv. I thought of you Belly, and your predictio.....
» 21/08/2010 10:20:29 PM Sonofgloin, if you are paying around 20c per kw/h, I doubt if anyone is ripping you off. I.....
» 21/08/2010 5:18:46 PM http://www.integral.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/ba917780405ac16db1fdb9dccb7f5ab5/2010+IE+Energy.....
» 21/08/2010 8:51:25 AM My last electricity bill here in WA works out to 3$ a day, for 15 units or KW/H per day. .....
» 20/08/2010 10:42:04 AM It's an interesting question Graham. As far as I am concerned, it confirms to me that Abb.....
» 17/08/2010 10:47:59 PM *I think it works thus.The ordinary retail banks can create new loans equal to 9 times the.....
» 17/08/2010 4:15:38 PM *but will not have the wild loaning ratios of banked $1.00 for $9.00 created in their comp.....
» 17/08/2010 9:19:51 AM *Nothing could be less democratic. The wealthy have millions or even billions of votes wh.....
» 16/08/2010 9:45:46 PM *Our farming communities have been having the life sucked out of them by free trade for lo.....
» 16/08/2010 9:19:30 PM *The main problem with it is that we are all just living our organic lives, doing what we .....
» 16/08/2010 1:02:20 PM *Nations should be able to choose what they import based on need not forced to accept good.....
» 16/08/2010 9:31:34 AM Gilbert, farmers largely produce things, where they have a comparative advantage. Such as .....
» 15/08/2010 9:27:35 PM *Getting the RBA to do it's job is the major part.It shuold not be loaded by large corp in.....
» 15/08/2010 8:06:17 PM Oh I can just see it now. Farmers and other efficient exporters, lumbered with all these e.....
» 15/08/2010 6:28:01 PM *Our balance of trade is positive,we export more than we import.It is our balance of money.....
» 15/08/2010 1:12:28 PM I think you will find Arjay, that Visa and MasterCard work a bit like franchises. So the m.....
» 14/08/2010 9:54:54 PM Pelican, I responded to your claim that the Chinese one child policy was a disaster. From .....
» 14/08/2010 7:33:20 PM *That is like saying research on cancer is a waste of time because it is a feelgood idea.*.....
» 14/08/2010 1:21:44 PM *The population was merely replaced when millions of male babies grew up to find there wer.....
» 13/08/2010 9:45:31 PM * I won't even describe it as a "right", although I think it comes pretty close .....
» 13/08/2010 8:33:44 PM *How did America become what it is today? "Bring us your outcast...." is how* S.....
» 12/08/2010 8:04:32 PM Sheesh, so those naughty people in Perth are buying air conditioners in massive numbers. .....
» 12/08/2010 12:51:19 PM *But I disagree that what Australia does is irrelevant. Australia has had a big impact in .....
» 12/08/2010 10:31:45 AM This is all wonderful feelgood stuff, but Bob of course forgets that this is a global issu.....
» 11/08/2010 10:35:32 AM The New York Post eh Proxy? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Post Voted as the leas.....
» 10/08/2010 1:48:21 PM *It's fascinating to watch how your bias subverts your ability to reason.* Not so Proxy, .....
» 9/08/2010 10:43:56 PM Not so Proxy. A large share of America is still doing very well. Just look at how they scr.....
» 9/08/2010 9:00:42 PM Ah Boazy, all your religious cult activity is clearing affecting you. Obama is an extreme.....
» 9/08/2010 7:29:00 PM *The miners had a warchest of *hundreds of millions* to spread fear; and were in an 'unhol.....
» 8/08/2010 4:38:52 PM *BECK is NOT on about 're-elect the Republican Party'* Yup, Beck admits its not about pol.....
» 8/08/2010 4:20:01 PM *Calm down, take a deep breath, and say to yourself "it will be all right, don't worr.....
» 8/08/2010 2:20:07 PM *We all know hard working, conscientious men and women who toil away for years but never g.....
» 8/08/2010 1:05:03 PM *Like grader drivers, you have to be born to do it, you don't ever learn it, if you don't .....
» 8/08/2010 12:11:21 PM Deary me Boazy. Beck, along with Sarah Palin, the tea party, the bible thumpers, all happy.....
» 7/08/2010 11:09:56 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocational_education Benk, if we look at countries like Germ.....
» 7/08/2010 8:17:12 PM Ah Proxy, you seem to conviently forget the role of the SEC in regulation of the US financ.....
» 7/08/2010 6:04:18 PM *is an early indicator of the level of objectivity you bring to the debate* Not so Proxy,.....
» 7/08/2010 3:17:24 PM Obama might well be on the nose right now, but then when the trailer park trash gets psych.....
» 6/08/2010 10:38:07 PM *To the contrary, wives would prefer to be with their menfolk, especially where they have .....
» 6/08/2010 9:43:21 PM *The debate does not centre on whether the mining industry should be nationalised with pub.....
» 6/08/2010 4:12:29 PM *And yes, you are quite right about the requirement for trained boiler maker welders, but .....
» 6/08/2010 2:23:58 PM *however a search of The West Australian on any Wednesday, or Saturday will conclusively p.....
» 5/08/2010 9:19:47 PM Perhaps we need to go back to the idea of having a continuing open thread, where forum rul.....
» 5/08/2010 12:05:16 AM http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/27/2910780.htm Sheesh, the median house price .....
» 4/08/2010 8:46:20 PM Yes indeed, we know that hormones affect human behaviour. Not just humans, but other speci.....
» 4/08/2010 8:18:04 PM *Answer the question: how much is a life worth? The anti-pops premise is that we (Australi.....
» 4/08/2010 5:13:29 PM *The median salary would be much lower.* So what evidence do you have for your claims Arj.....
» 3/08/2010 10:20:14 PM *while wages have increased with inflation,over the last 30 yrs they have progressively la.....
» 2/08/2010 10:33:13 PM *Tut,tut Yabby,you are getting all emotional* That is very sweet of you Arjay, but I'm no.....
» 2/08/2010 8:05:09 PM *Yabby,If you are in the counterfeiting criminal business,why would you pay a foreign comp.....
» 2/08/2010 2:54:28 PM *her silence on the issue is due to the reluctance to admit breaking up a marriage, and th.....
» 1/08/2010 10:27:04 PM *Slashing programs left, right and centre, ordering government workers off the job...the s.....
» 1/08/2010 7:43:09 PM *And that is what it is happening - a banking license to print money.* Not so Pelican. We.....
» 30/07/2010 8:55:33 PM We can learn a great deal from the Americans here. They are after all the most religious o.....
» 29/07/2010 11:58:48 AM *that while people liked talking about doing something about the environment they objected.....
» 28/07/2010 7:33:49 PM Deary me, yet another cheap shot at the supermarket chains. If you don't like them, don't .....
» 26/07/2010 11:27:35 PM Sophie has every right to dream, it's what young people do. The cold, hard facts of reali.....
» 19/07/2010 3:00:48 PM Grim, the problem is that you refuse to accept that the Commodore was a toy, designed to b.....
» 19/07/2010 2:46:10 PM *if the big companies want skills then why not make them pay for those skills.* Curmudgeo.....
» 19/07/2010 1:02:28 PM *The essence of good leadership in a democracy is to be able to tell the electorate unplea.....
» 19/07/2010 12:08:32 PM The author's article is full of holes in the real world. Yes, we can train our own hairdr.....
» 19/07/2010 11:40:51 AM The author makes some valid points about the foodmiles story. Its another one of these &q.....
» 19/07/2010 11:21:17 AM I Have to agree, Pyne is a pain in the arse, he really is. He was too, when in Govt, pushi.....
» 19/07/2010 11:09:53 AM *Back in the real world, I'd like to think that Americans are wise enough to work out that.....
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» 17/07/2010 10:38:06 AM *1. Are the numbers of boat-people so large they present a danger to Australian autonomy?*.....
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» 16/07/2010 8:56:23 AM *Ah, the old boat people as economic immigrants furphy.* No furphy CJ. Mexico to USA, Afr.....
» 15/07/2010 11:39:32 PM *These so called 'God given' abilities have given the Moguls the 'liberty' to allocate fun.....
» 15/07/2010 11:30:05 PM *Basically, your statement was false. “The one company who held the monopoly on a great op.....
» 15/07/2010 11:08:10 PM *The few refugees who make it to our shores* Ah Dickie, that is because in the past, it w.....
» 15/07/2010 2:28:52 PM You keep missing the point Briar. Unlike you, most Australians don't want unlimited open b.....
» 15/07/2010 12:37:29 PM *Could they be made up of Australian citizens?* They are indeed Australian citizens. But .....
» 14/07/2010 11:01:40 PM *and they also own vast tracts of Australia, including all the mineral wealth* Not so TBC.....
» 14/07/2010 8:39:12 PM *Capitalism is the anomaly - it is not the normal state of affairs* Not really Poirot. In.....
» 14/07/2010 7:52:02 PM *What does interest me is that nobody throws in the "fairness" card when we're t.....
» 14/07/2010 12:06:40 PM *There is no way you can describe the domination of Woolworths or Coles (for just one exam.....
» 14/07/2010 11:20:22 AM *Aussie workers don't 'own' (have total control over) those assets until they reach retire.....
» 14/07/2010 10:56:51 AM *you have yet to tell us which year Apple achieved anything like the 90% market share that.....
» 13/07/2010 11:37:14 PM *The world's unfair. Work with it* You don't say? Does that perhaps explain your bias tow.....
» 13/07/2010 10:47:11 PM TBC, what cannot be denied, is that Australian workers own 1.3 trillion$ worth of assets, .....
» 13/07/2010 8:52:40 PM *and I'll write one in defence of Marx.* Perhaps Squeers, you might like to elaborate on .....
» 13/07/2010 8:33:39 PM *Well, how do you explain all the advertisements in backpacker magazines for lawyers who'l.....
» 13/07/2010 2:38:04 PM There are in fact solutions. Firstly the 1951 UN Convention needs updating by 60 years, so.....
» 13/07/2010 11:52:08 AM *I was clarifying Yabby's misconception that all people who arrive by plane and overstay t.....
» 13/07/2010 10:12:11 AM *You stated that TBC has no concept of modern China* Er where did I state that, Severin? .....
» 12/07/2010 9:13:23 PM *the aboslute MIRACLE of Capitalism is wasted on these ingrates, isn't it?* Not really, T.....
» 12/07/2010 8:13:18 PM TBC, that is all old hat. You seem to know even less about modern bizz then I thought. Of .....
» 12/07/2010 6:40:54 PM *$110 Vanitas silk undershorts* Ah TBC, you clearly don't have a business bone in your bo.....
» 12/07/2010 6:25:24 PM Severin, I will say it even more slowwwwwly for you. The 50'000 constantly refered to inc.....
» 12/07/2010 5:21:10 PM *I think we should take the people who are arriving by boat and are judged to be refugees .....
» 12/07/2010 3:29:18 PM *Yabby once referred to the entrepreneur being like the cave-man hunter. No cave-man worth.....
» 12/07/2010 2:16:55 PM Briar Rose, if you read the Sheridan article, there are around 16 million who would qualif.....
» 12/07/2010 2:05:12 PM *just because a few wealthy eccentrics make a fetish of appearing poor, and a few more are.....
» 12/07/2010 10:42:38 AM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/un-convention-misunderstood-and-its-not-worki.....
» 12/07/2010 10:18:54 AM *What is the use of attaining wealth in a competitive system, after all, if you don't flau.....
» 11/07/2010 7:01:57 PM *Otherwise we get the situation as now in Germany, where people are using coal-fired elect.....
» 11/07/2010 1:07:07 PM *Yabby... I buy tyres from the UK because here they cost about $65 each, plus postage.* W.....
» 10/07/2010 8:04:13 PM TBC, I am sure that bike riding will catch on once again in a big way, when oil prices ris.....
» 10/07/2010 3:12:08 PM *Oh Yabby, Yabby Yabby. I should do my homework?* Yup Grim, you should! Until 1989, Apple.....
» 9/07/2010 11:26:59 PM *Keep that one for the xtians and others on OLO who feel the need to keep rooting-for-gods.....
» 9/07/2010 8:03:54 PM *And yes, on the aircons and bike riding.* TBC, I'm not sure what you mean there. So wou.....
» 9/07/2010 7:35:20 PM *they were one of the few and now about the only company to offer a complete hardware/soft.....
» 9/07/2010 2:50:43 PM *Moderation, unfortunately, is not a quality that humans excel at - which is a great pity,.....
» 9/07/2010 11:24:09 AM *Few women I know, whether it be in the workplace or socially, ever find the time, or have.....
» 8/07/2010 11:25:05 AM *to rush to the defence of poor, maligned Bill Gates.* That is hardly the case, Severin. .....
» 8/07/2010 10:21:41 AM CJ, I have indeed wondered if an ear job is easily possible! It's just that I know that .....
» 7/07/2010 11:16:12 PM *Hey Yabby, I love your figures. That line about poor little Microsoft, with it's pitiful .....
» 7/07/2010 10:51:33 PM *Comments that target a woman for how she looks, rather than her ideas, are designed to do.....
» 7/07/2010 12:28:26 PM *The moguls love blokes like you!* Squeers, you do seem to have a chip on your shoulder a.....
» 6/07/2010 10:45:26 PM *Boyfriend is in this case a sexist and abusive way to talk of our leaders partner* Hang .....
» 6/07/2010 10:31:40 PM Poirot, that sounds quite plausible, but I'm not sure what your point is. The figures I've.....
» 6/07/2010 8:24:25 PM *It really doesn't appear to occur to them that others, far from being jealous of the obsc.....
» 6/07/2010 12:35:01 PM *to appreciate the "ethics" of these entrepreneurial projects, or the fact that .....
» 5/07/2010 10:54:46 PM http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1999/06/99/world_population/381340.stm Perhaps .....
» 5/07/2010 7:23:50 PM *The sentence therefore means that ANYBODY (male or female) can copy the worst behaviours .....
» 5/07/2010 11:47:47 AM *It is irrelevant as to whether or not the catholic church or any other religions are anti.....
» 5/07/2010 11:41:20 AM *just like a communist country is under the thumb of communism, capitalism is under the th.....
» 4/07/2010 10:30:56 PM *If the political will is there that can guide capitalism, then it can be done. But of cou.....
» 4/07/2010 5:58:56 PM *it is that it encourages the desire for higher populations ie. more people = more consume.....
» 4/07/2010 2:35:31 PM Squeers, you can accuse capitalism of enabling human innovation, thus dragging hundreds of.....
» 4/07/2010 1:43:13 PM Severin, for the benefit of the record, I was going along quite peacefully on this thread,.....
» 4/07/2010 11:55:43 AM *That is not humour. It is just bullying.* Sheesh, I stuck a smiley in there and you clai.....
» 4/07/2010 11:44:23 AM *Economics describe merely the methods, not the goal or purpose of human endeavour.* Ster.....
» 4/07/2010 11:25:35 AM Unique, you are looking at population/religion locally, I am looking at it globally. But .....
» 3/07/2010 9:02:50 PM The value of a degree is really up to the applicant and depends on their plans. It makes .....
» 3/07/2010 8:07:03 PM *It is Capitalism that is driving endless growth in population and consumption.* Not so M.....
» 3/07/2010 7:08:41 PM *he over compensates with hostility to any hint of intellect.* Hostility? ROFL Severin. C.....
» 3/07/2010 4:05:20 PM *The most salient point about the mining tax brouhaha to me is that it demonstrates the ex.....
» 2/07/2010 7:45:33 PM Rehctub, I think that that the Govt would be foolish to budget on nearly any of this money.....
» 2/07/2010 6:11:34 PM I think if you asked the Chinese, would they rather go back to starving, as they were 25 .....
» 2/07/2010 5:55:59 PM *I agree with Yabby. Not to worry, probably won't happen again.* Ah well Severin, things .....
» 2/07/2010 2:46:25 PM Poirot, the last PM who refused to change was in fact Fraser. Howard as treasurer, nearly .....
» 2/07/2010 11:59:15 AM Well, I think that Julia deserves a gold star here :) Life is about compromises and she's.....
» 2/07/2010 8:13:43 AM Not so Benq, because of course Mr Costello started making reforms 10 years before that. Th.....
» 1/07/2010 10:24:20 PM *And if we wouldn't have had the stimulus package - the entire country would have gone dow.....
» 1/07/2010 2:09:48 PM Sounds to me like the author is reinventing the wheel here. For of course companies alread.....
» 1/07/2010 2:05:56 PM *we are all more than just our sex; we all have the same characteristics, strengths and we.....
» 30/06/2010 9:26:33 PM Foxy, I guess the information that I read is simply a bit different to yours. For one, I .....
» 29/06/2010 7:47:29 PM *You obviously haven't watched the news lately, where a top mining company director expres.....
» 29/06/2010 3:53:21 PM *and he even met with the directors of the mining companies and indicated that he was ope.....
» 29/06/2010 12:41:46 PM *The reality is that people vote for a Prime Minister. They vote for the leader of the Lab.....
» 29/06/2010 11:18:21 AM I think that Jennifer has it all wrong here. Fact is that we did not elect Rudd as presid.....
» 28/06/2010 8:10:43 PM Pelican, much of OLO is twaddle. But at its core, its still a good thing. Its much the sa.....
» 28/06/2010 7:56:48 PM *but I haven't been following your ongoing war against the women of OLO all over the forum.....
» 28/06/2010 3:16:17 PM *On the contrary - from the posts given, they understood only too well. However, in your o.....
» 28/06/2010 11:02:11 AM *I just wonder what any of it has to do with the ostensible topic of the discussion, i.e. .....
» 27/06/2010 9:35:41 PM *Indeed, they just make you look like a sad and embittered old man.* Hehe CJ, what wondef.....
» 27/06/2010 8:35:04 PM CJ, you clearly had not been following the thread comments. Foxy got her titties in a tan.....
» 27/06/2010 8:27:23 PM *or is that tag only reserved for whom you disagree.* Yup :) *I would love to believe in.....
» 27/06/2010 6:58:39 PM *pollution and other damage to the natural environment has been caused by the world's bigg.....
» 27/06/2010 5:24:09 PM *Both major parties are spinning the same old economic twaddle to which we are all accusto.....
» 27/06/2010 4:06:31 PM *Gawd, Yabby - what is it with you and women?* Absolutaly nothing CJ, but in this case I'.....
» 27/06/2010 3:50:56 PM Err Severin, yes indeed, ships register all over the world, is it illegal? Do they make th.....
» 27/06/2010 3:32:27 PM *remember the electric car scrapped by GMH back in the 80's?* Of course it was scrapped, .....
» 27/06/2010 5:01:40 AM Gawd, there was silly me thinking that the age of biology had well and truly arrived and t.....
» 26/06/2010 2:55:27 PM Bob Geldorf learnt the hard way, when he was going to solve the hungry people problem. Whe.....
» 26/06/2010 2:42:29 PM Kevie only has himself to blame for this one. for he clean forgot the fundamantals of poli.....
» 26/06/2010 1:49:29 PM *Yabby, people blaming "big biz" are about as paranoid as people ranting that th.....
» 25/06/2010 11:11:32 PM *I suspect that big biz and whatever other factions have engineered matters.* One thing a.....
» 25/06/2010 9:10:01 PM *Areas where we have made technological advances such as solar, wind and thermal power are.....
» 25/06/2010 8:46:36 PM *Those that voted for Labor candidates in the last election voted for the Labor Party led .....
» 24/06/2010 9:39:14 PM Julia is clearly a great wordsmith, who knows how to push the punters emotional buttons an.....
» 24/06/2010 10:00:36 AM They are already going nuts in the Pilbara. A dozen crane drivers on a major site are hold.....
» 24/06/2010 5:32:31 AM I guess it just goes to show why we have to be really careful about where we invest our ha.....
» 23/06/2010 6:33:09 PM Examinator, you really can't get your little mind around this, but I will prevail. If I c.....
» 23/06/2010 4:29:27 PM *Corporations motives are purely selfish - to exploit cheap labour and resources on an int.....
» 23/06/2010 1:22:45 PM Foxy, corporations certainly have economic power, but that is their role. They just don't .....
» 22/06/2010 11:28:44 PM http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-kevs-77-effective-tax-rate-20100617-yhw2.html Foxy,.....
» 22/06/2010 11:26:49 PM *The size and economic power of the major corporations are immense* Absolutaly. They crea.....
» 22/06/2010 5:40:17 PM *A CEO put retrenched 2000 people out of work to increase the share price by 10cents* The.....
» 22/06/2010 2:58:09 PM Foxy, one way to understand what happens in the corporate world, with the allocation of as.....
» 22/06/2010 2:46:27 PM *All "property" is theft* I'm not sure what you mean by that one, Mikk. If you .....
» 22/06/2010 12:20:41 PM *Arrogance is corporations foisting products onto an misinformed public.* Severin, corpo.....
» 21/06/2010 11:15:00 AM *Just as we like to know whether food has been produced free of antibiotics, artificial fe.....
» 20/06/2010 8:43:35 PM *They aren't altruistic they want Quid pro Quo. Business bang for their buck.* Examinator.....
» 20/06/2010 5:23:29 PM *Who was paying for it prior to GM? Why are we being forced to eat GM products if we don't.....
» 20/06/2010 5:06:20 PM http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/culture/buffetts-call-to-billionaires-20100617-ygxn......
» 20/06/2010 4:08:05 PM *Points like historical Qantas, Telstra are base around a world culture that doesn't exist.....
» 20/06/2010 3:46:05 PM Pelican, I guess they will be kept separate, if somebody pays for them to be kept seperate.....
» 20/06/2010 1:33:09 PM Pelican, labeling laws do indeed need to be practical in the end. Given the fact that most.....
» 20/06/2010 11:04:37 AM Bazz, I think there is indeed quite alot going on. Those 147$ per barrel oil prices woke u.....
» 19/06/2010 9:40:34 PM Pelican, the way I understand it, this really comes down to what we have agreed with other.....
» 19/06/2010 3:26:41 PM *I think that you are all arguing in vein.* Hang on Bazz, we argue for fun! I've read you.....
» 19/06/2010 2:52:45 PM *The privatization of these industries have resulted in the loss of choice and redress to .....
» 18/06/2010 11:33:28 PM *they are quaking in fear that if we the people go after BP for this and make them pay* L.....
» 18/06/2010 9:29:41 PM Deary me Severin, theoretical economists who seem to be mostly labour party supporters and.....
» 18/06/2010 9:21:36 PM *In many if not most instances the interests are opposed* Rubbish. It is in the interests.....
» 18/06/2010 11:35:31 AM That's more your normal spirit dickie dear, a little late night whiskey in the cuppa tea, .....
» 17/06/2010 9:21:09 PM Deary me Dickie dear, your aging brain cells are showing, they really are. Now we know th.....
» 17/06/2010 3:44:26 PM Hehe Severin, I thought that would burst your boil :) You deserved it. Pass smartarse comm.....
» 17/06/2010 3:01:40 PM *but if Yabby overhears me he'll accuse me of being a commie* Not really Severin, for I c.....
» 16/06/2010 8:53:25 PM ROFL Examinator, corporations are about being realists, keep the sensitive bit for your lo.....
» 16/06/2010 8:07:48 PM Examinator, ok, so you cannot answer my points, I did not expect you to. Perhaps sometime.....
» 16/06/2010 7:58:14 PM Dickie dear, yes we know you have a chip on your shoulder about mining companies, but you .....
» 16/06/2010 2:24:07 PM *You are trying to argue the equivalent of excusing the excesses of a genocidal army becau.....
» 16/06/2010 10:39:01 AM Examinator, I don't need to explain anything away. I watched some of those interviews on B.....
» 15/06/2010 7:39:41 PM *Yabby's convenient memory ignores the endless lists of businesses and individuals who hav.....
» 14/06/2010 11:26:56 PM *Apparently Four Corners tonight is doing something about the failure of the banking indus.....
» 14/06/2010 6:04:50 PM *While the world mourns the willful destruction of the Gulf of Mexico* Ah the melodrama......
» 14/06/2010 2:46:23 PM *So Yabby you think this comes down to a choice between the value of labour and the value .....
» 14/06/2010 10:51:05 AM *but you must concede that no other group compares with the greed of the big end of town.*.....
» 14/06/2010 10:32:12 AM *power to influence public opinion, which in a "democracy" is the ultimate power.....
» 14/06/2010 9:59:19 AM Individual, I actually happen to agree with you on that one. I had a major drama trying to.....
» 13/06/2010 6:57:59 PM Cornflour, targets are set by boards and they are answerable to shareholders. The largest .....
» 13/06/2010 3:11:51 PM *Maybe because everyone is getting greedier, consumers, business and shareholders alike* .....
» 13/06/2010 1:32:11 PM *Corporations today simply don't care about the customer just their profit.* Rubbish. Its.....
» 11/06/2010 9:27:02 PM *These miners are largely multi-national corporations* Ah Mr Denmore, but those corporati.....
» 11/06/2010 8:01:23 PM *We are only talking about just over twenty thousand people in thirty years coming on boat.....
» 11/06/2010 7:51:04 PM *Talk to a group of economists - same education, same reading experience and yet many diff.....
» 11/06/2010 4:49:03 PM Pelican, doing a course on business, teaches the very mundane, boring stuff, not what I am.....
» 11/06/2010 2:44:06 PM *yabby, yabby, yabby, the money argument just does not wash. If you met some of these peop.....
» 11/06/2010 2:31:47 PM *but it's heart has been in the right place and this is important to me.* It might be to .....
» 10/06/2010 9:47:46 PM *they are the ones you deride as economic migrants just wanting a better life (what a teri.....
» 10/06/2010 7:49:42 PM *You seem to forget that I have run a business.* Yup you did and you gave up. Now you tal.....
» 10/06/2010 2:00:27 PM Pelican, one gold star for you, for so cleverly trying to slither out of the Venezuela com.....
» 9/06/2010 9:05:37 PM *There is absolutely no doubt about character assassination of the PM,* Your maternal con.....
» 9/06/2010 12:02:08 PM Pelican, your comment about Venezuela at the time matters, because it gave me an understan.....
» 9/06/2010 11:02:35 AM *Yabby that is just not so. Banks will bankroll anything they think will turn a profit* W.....
» 9/06/2010 10:42:50 AM Hang on Pelican. Last year BHP paid 6.3 billion in tax, they are hardly avoiding it. On to.....
» 9/06/2010 10:25:47 AM *I don't see why I am being forced to subsidise them, by selling my children's inheritance.....
» 8/06/2010 10:44:46 PM *relentlessly character assassinating the P.M.* Ah poor Kevie. Never mind the porkies, th.....
» 8/06/2010 9:11:48 PM * argue on the merits of your view rather than attack the assumed work ethics of those who.....
» 8/06/2010 8:19:54 PM *no Yabby, the Sri Lankans on the boats are not taking the places of the people referred b.....
» 8/06/2010 7:57:12 PM *The miners being targeted by these measures are majority owned by massive multinational c.....
» 8/06/2010 9:40:35 AM *About half our intake is from UNHCR referred cases,* Exactly. And if it were not for ric.....
» 8/06/2010 9:29:57 AM *I would be if it were on my wages as a wage earner under $100K but we are talking about a.....
» 8/06/2010 8:36:20 AM *The hysteria whipped up by the mining industry on this is worthy of a Hollywood Oscar.* .....
» 7/06/2010 9:15:31 PM *but thousands of Burmese refugees have been displaced in Bangladesh for many years, they .....
» 7/06/2010 6:25:33 PM Well its all good news girls. Every day you're getting older, soon the wrinkles will set i.....
» 7/06/2010 6:15:01 PM *Time to pay up or phuck off.* Yes Custard, we know that if you had any say, you would so.....
» 7/06/2010 3:32:29 PM Sonofgloin, I'm not an apologist for banks, but trying to get you to see the big picture o.....
» 6/06/2010 10:30:53 PM http://www.westpac.com.au/docs/pdf/aw/ic/fy09-fullyearprofit-asx.pdf Sonofgloin, the abov.....
» 6/06/2010 8:29:11 PM *or is it a charitable thing, a public service from the banks to us.* Sonofgloin, in fact.....
» 6/06/2010 8:08:59 PM *Just saw on Tele that BP spent $50 million on a TV apology. if that ain't the clearest ex.....
» 6/06/2010 7:45:04 PM *On top of which, with all the State Governments being Labor* Hehe, I always did think we.....
» 6/06/2010 6:02:28 PM Oops Custard, I think you will find that onshore minerals actually belong to the States, n.....
» 6/06/2010 1:41:43 PM *The banks are gouging people as miners gouge the earth,* The reason that banks make so m.....
» 6/06/2010 1:25:34 PM WEA, I find it interesting how you judge "doing it tough". No overseas holidays.....
» 5/06/2010 8:30:10 PM *A few do, but the majority don't.Looking at over inflated house prices, bloated Govts and.....
» 5/06/2010 7:58:19 PM http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/06/02/2261962.htm According to this story OUG, Ql.....
» 5/06/2010 5:26:23 PM Oops Mikk, Chernobyl was caused by Govt, you the people. Given that pipelines in the Nige.....
» 5/06/2010 5:08:25 PM My quoted tax comes from tax accountants who have worked it out Belly. Your Wayne Goose is.....
» 5/06/2010 4:42:50 PM Mikk, you did not have to mention it, for that was the implication. According to you, gree.....
» 5/06/2010 1:22:30 PM *These greed driven miscreants cannot be trusted with our environment and wellbeing.* Ah,.....
» 5/06/2010 1:02:16 PM OUG, the key word in my point was NET, as distinct from GROSS. Big difference. If the Gov.....
» 5/06/2010 9:45:04 AM Sheesh Belly, I'd like to know where your wise men are, for they sure arn't in that mob wh.....
» 4/06/2010 9:10:26 PM *We could have the most amazing country on the planet,* You miss the point Arjay, and a n.....
» 4/06/2010 6:58:53 PM *In less than a decade other country's will impose higher tax's not unlike this* Good gri.....
» 4/06/2010 2:03:48 PM *I suggested previously that in lieu of further taxation, the corporate sector funds infra.....
» 4/06/2010 10:50:45 AM *I stand against the bloody insulting view miners are not lieing here but Rudd and Swan ar.....
» 3/06/2010 8:15:52 PM *and currently have a $100m private war chest to spend on blowing the effect of a mining t.....
» 3/06/2010 7:31:03 PM *are miners more upset with unions being back on site than the tax? can it be a chance?* .....
» 3/06/2010 2:05:58 PM OUG, the smoke from all that weed is now really getting to you. A coal seam three foot th.....
» 3/06/2010 10:24:12 AM OUG, you don't have a worry in the world there. You just keep smoking that weed, float on .....
» 2/06/2010 8:53:05 PM Come on Belly, now it seems that the claimed 100 million was bunkum too. They are all goi.....
» 2/06/2010 8:41:43 PM *vested interests overstate the extent of Australia's debt.* LOL Thinker 2, Australia owe.....
» 2/06/2010 8:20:09 PM Let me see, the Immigration Dept needs another 500 million, as the first 500 million didn'.....
» 2/06/2010 7:58:59 PM *That surplus was NOT the result of any particular talent or genius from Mr Costello or th.....
» 1/06/2010 8:49:46 PM *it not a science and depends very much on your social and political outlook.* Nope Pelic.....
» 1/06/2010 8:13:18 PM *The latest Newspoll shows the Greens have jumped six points in six weeks to score 16 per .....
» 1/06/2010 7:41:20 PM *just don't know why Woolies and Coles don't push a more Aussie grown/made agenda.* Well .....
» 1/06/2010 7:28:45 PM *Company tax was 45% in 1990; it is 30% soon to be 28% in 2010.* The reason they changed .....
» 1/06/2010 7:36:28 AM Wobbles, as it happens, most of the profits from mining companies have gone back into new.....
» 31/05/2010 10:48:00 PM Sonofgloin, they might represent tax revenue, but it would depend on the tax office accoun.....
» 31/05/2010 9:16:02 PM *Free trade is a furphy and just opens up new opportunities to exploit the poor. Competiti.....
» 31/05/2010 8:58:57 PM Sonofgloin, your figures don't make a lot of sense, are you even allowing for dividend imp.....
» 31/05/2010 8:38:36 PM Sheesh, I'm falling behind here. I've been out seeding oats, so that you lot can have your.....
» 30/05/2010 9:50:36 PM Pelican, some time ago you mentioned about the virtues of shopping at Aldi. I then pointed.....
» 30/05/2010 9:09:24 AM thinkabit, according to the Economist, the Greek State owes Greek banks 8% of their total .....
» 29/05/2010 9:26:00 PM *No one has as yet pointed out exactly how a Greek default could cause major unforeseen ne.....
» 29/05/2010 9:14:34 PM *The mining companies have done their best to create a hysteria over the tax* Rubbish. Th.....
» 29/05/2010 8:56:14 PM *That is why it is so important for Aussie consumers to buy local wherever possible.* Wel.....
» 29/05/2010 8:55:27 PM *do your homework prior to investing capital,* Sheesh Pelican, you clearly lack business .....
» 28/05/2010 9:02:51 PM *So what if they change the tax rules? The government changes things for me every Budget t.....
» 28/05/2010 8:51:16 PM *if that perspective reflects the true, accurate, quantifiable truth.* We now know exactl.....
» 28/05/2010 8:33:59 PM *I fully endorse Examinator regarding your lack of business ethics.* Severin, you know s.....
» 27/05/2010 8:35:54 PM Fozz, the miners in the syndicate buying their own railway, would have crunched the number.....
» 27/05/2010 8:13:46 PM *Simply put we were better off in 1975 no matter how we try to trade off our myriad of &qu.....
» 27/05/2010 7:29:24 PM *Yabby these miners were not here to pay the tax for the benefit of Australia and were act.....
» 27/05/2010 7:01:57 PM *It will never change until the fundamental cause is removed. Capitalism.* Ah Mikk, you r.....
» 27/05/2010 3:04:24 PM The first problem with this new tax, is that it shows that our present politicians have le.....
» 27/05/2010 2:56:44 PM Examinator, I have passed no judgement as to what is right and wrong, but simply pointed .....
» 27/05/2010 11:37:35 AM *especially if as one poster argued somewhere that "without mining we would be a bana.....
» 27/05/2010 11:19:00 AM Sonofgloin, indeed we have a housing bubble, which affects those wanting to live closer to.....
» 26/05/2010 11:21:37 PM *The hysterical argument that investment in Australian resources will collapse forever wil.....
» 26/05/2010 10:32:28 PM *Spending money on your own requirements e.g. railways for iron ore transport etc is not t.....
» 26/05/2010 8:13:25 PM That is a very tricky one Pelican, for the following reasons. When AWB were nailed, somet.....
» 26/05/2010 7:57:18 PM *they can afford to contribute more to their countries economy, then why would they think .....
» 26/05/2010 2:48:32 PM The cheap toaster has saved people billions! How much do you think those 10$ shirts would .....
» 26/05/2010 1:42:06 PM Sheesh, luckily Hawke and Keating were smart enough to start removing import duties! Who b.....
» 25/05/2010 9:41:27 PM *It's possible that mining investment could be lost because of the Mining Tax Yabby, but n.....
» 25/05/2010 7:18:24 PM *This outlines the interview but the thrust was that it's demand not tax that rules the mi.....
» 25/05/2010 1:12:25 PM *As the global financial crisis passes the mining boom has returned and once again the ben.....
» 24/05/2010 2:33:03 PM The author is quite correct, the Govt has just shot itself and Australia, in the proverbia.....
» 23/05/2010 9:41:36 PM You are clearly missing the point completely, yet it was the point on which this thread wa.....
» 23/05/2010 8:41:50 PM Ah Foxy, in evolutionary terms, I guess it matters on which appendage and why it was selec.....
» 23/05/2010 7:30:37 PM *Yabby, Comon, tell us why males are attracted to breasts. Also why some females like to g.....
» 23/05/2010 2:42:07 PM *but men are forced to sneak peaks at them for fear of being caught looking? Can any women.....
» 22/05/2010 11:28:36 PM *A woman's life is not black and white as you depicted above Yabby.* It is as black and w.....
» 22/05/2010 9:48:55 PM *This is not the sort of freedom we need * Err speak for yourself, Dominic P, for the res.....
» 22/05/2010 8:53:27 PM Monica, what you are implying is that some women simply don't know what they want from lif.....
» 21/05/2010 8:58:51 PM *Do you not loose the right to a private life, I think you do.* The problem with that Pau.....
» 21/05/2010 5:30:10 PM Belly, just today they had John Seymour from Price Waterhouse Coopers on ABC rural. He say.....
» 21/05/2010 2:22:12 PM Belly, as it happens I know all about the new mining super tax, I've made it my business t.....
» 21/05/2010 12:26:35 PM Pericles, the way I understand it, the banks actually own the Eftpos system, so I have a W.....
» 20/05/2010 8:54:33 PM Deary me, not the Catholics again. They just can't get over their guilt about sex. I gue.....
» 19/05/2010 9:03:30 PM Belly, my politics is not party based, but issue based. I was a Hawke, Keating, Costello s.....
» 19/05/2010 11:40:26 AM *Lying is an interesting aspect of this debate.* I heard an interesting quote recently, w.....
» 18/05/2010 10:24:11 PM *this time outside the gates of Cockburn Cement in Munster and the hunreds of ordinary but.....
» 18/05/2010 8:26:57 PM Examinator, Lynsay Tanner knows as little about business as you do, and that is the proble.....
» 18/05/2010 8:04:47 PM *Assuming some accuracy to the claim, * Ah, there is your first trip up point, Dickie. Is.....
» 17/05/2010 9:44:17 PM UOG, sounds to me like you are getting all confused there. Coal seam gas is one thing, it.....
» 17/05/2010 2:05:23 PM *He should be judged well in the effort given to shielding the country from the financial .....
» 17/05/2010 12:46:52 PM Pelican, just remember Jessica Watson, you can do anything! :).....
» 16/05/2010 8:17:17 PM *I've never had to resort to wearing banana leaves. Hmmmm....the idea sounds rather attrac.....
» 16/05/2010 7:24:27 PM *Unfortunately as we age we have no choice I guess but to suck it up and do our best to co.....
» 16/05/2010 2:39:20 PM *are as sterile as the sterlisation programs they propound.* Cheryl, you crap on with thi.....
» 16/05/2010 11:26:29 AM Dickie dear, I find it rather amusing that you find Norwegians such good managers, given t.....
» 16/05/2010 9:52:25 AM *The mineral wealth belongs to this country despite the thinking of some here that we own .....
» 15/05/2010 6:23:00 PM Micheal, given that inflation runs at around 3-4%, if you invested your money in a bank de.....
» 15/05/2010 3:12:03 PM Examinator, you make my point for me. You are frankly too stupid to understand this disput.....
» 14/05/2010 8:51:08 PM Hehe, I didn't think that Foxy could answer my umm hard question :) Its ok Foxy, it might.....
» 14/05/2010 7:57:39 PM The authors have clearly confused their figures. 7 billion$ is just royalties. Miners pay .....
» 14/05/2010 2:38:56 PM *The nations that possess the resources have the upper hand and the companies just have to.....
» 14/05/2010 11:49:17 AM *It would be madness and counterproductive to eradicate profit as there would be no incent.....
» 14/05/2010 1:57:31 AM Oops Dickie, that female prisoner who went around killing people, she is female just like .....
» 13/05/2010 9:19:30 PM Dickie dear, last time that I can remember, you claimed to be a woman. Do I now crucify yo.....
» 13/05/2010 7:06:19 PM *The mining industry is screaming of unfair taxes and are threatening to take their ".....
» 13/05/2010 5:53:13 PM *[but not you farmers..nor the miners* You have a little problem there OUG, farmers and m.....
» 13/05/2010 1:42:22 PM *For the companies to say they will stop mining and the industry will collapse is posturin.....
» 12/05/2010 9:14:10 PM *just like the miners...stealing it direct from the dirt...WE ALL OWN* Sheesh OUG, last t.....
» 12/05/2010 7:28:45 PM *Now, how about stepping back and letting them work out for themselves who, out of you and.....
» 12/05/2010 7:24:55 PM *One of the few things about city life that I miss is going to the movies - DVDs don't qui.....
» 12/05/2010 7:10:57 PM Yup Rectub, we are having a great year with lambs. They kept the price so low for so long .....
» 12/05/2010 4:37:35 PM Not so Examinator. The fact is that if you want to throw around insults as you did, which .....
» 12/05/2010 12:36:03 PM *Obfuscation 101, throw in ad hominem to cover your mistake and ridicule topic raised and .....
» 12/05/2010 10:43:06 AM Hehe Pericles, a while back I was watching three parrots just outside my breakfast window,.....
» 12/05/2010 10:08:33 AM * constantly seeking ways to fleece fees and charges out of ordinary Australians,* Sheesh.....
» 12/05/2010 9:56:24 AM *There's no way we will ever convince the other* Pericles absolutaly, but this is more ab.....
» 11/05/2010 7:38:36 PM *I find the constant background hum of a city, interspersed with the occasional siren, ext.....
» 11/05/2010 5:10:08 PM Mikk, the little problem that you face is the law of unintended consequences, when you ove.....
» 11/05/2010 4:55:22 PM Your problem sonofgloin, is that Woolies and Coles are both public companies, so we can fo.....
» 11/05/2010 4:01:54 PM *Many, mothers particularly, missed family.* Hasbeen, you hit the nail on the head with t.....
» 11/05/2010 3:03:38 PM *dealing with what is effectively a non-renewable resource, with multiple competing purcha.....
» 10/05/2010 7:58:18 PM Pelican, it does not matter if money is printed or not. The RBA could write an IOU to othe.....
» 10/05/2010 7:41:28 PM Nope Pericles, no kidding, its the latest in dairy technology. The first ones I heard abou.....
» 10/05/2010 3:48:32 PM Pericles, I thought I had you about right. It must be something to do with our genes/envir.....
» 10/05/2010 3:22:31 PM Examinator, you are dribbling yet once again. Now listen to a fellow like Marius Kloppers.....
» 9/05/2010 10:20:58 PM *The tragedy is that the likes of Shadow minister, Yabby, Hasbeen et al and the great unw.....
» 9/05/2010 10:06:32 PM Ah Pelican, as you know I think its the greatest thing going! I certainly would never agai.....
» 9/05/2010 8:35:00 PM Pelican, you have to understand the reasons why we seperate central banks from politically.....
» 9/05/2010 11:09:42 AM Arjay, I've said all along that the stimulus was not required in the first place and as we.....
» 9/05/2010 12:06:28 AM Ah Pelican, you are such a charming lady, with so many talents, but numbers is not one of .....
» 8/05/2010 12:54:41 PM Ok Dickie dear, its great to see that you have conceded about BHP ownership and that this .....
» 8/05/2010 2:48:38 AM Hehe Dickie dear, at least you sometimes still have a sense of humour :) Those shareholde.....
» 7/05/2010 7:03:39 PM *He was there to protect me and certain right wing forces might not like what we were doin.....
» 7/05/2010 6:22:29 PM *My childless status would be understood by you if you had actually read my contributions .....
» 7/05/2010 5:21:24 PM *Larry Silverstein hired suicide pilots to fly planes into New York buildings* Good grief.....
» 7/05/2010 4:10:33 PM http://www.bhpbilliton.com/annualreports2008/2008-business-review-and-annual-report/annual.....
» 7/05/2010 9:07:09 AM *Oh I forgot - it's all about you, isn't it Yabby?* No Severin, its about explaining to p.....
» 7/05/2010 8:58:41 AM Rehctub, you make a very valid point. The big winners from all this, will be the Chinese. .....
» 6/05/2010 11:22:42 PM Suze, for once and for alltimes, finally get it through your head, condoms ruin great sex......
» 6/05/2010 10:43:50 PM Mikk, nobody claimed that Canada was loaded with iron ore and coal, but those are just two.....
» 6/05/2010 9:33:42 PM *However, the bores on pastoral stations have been closed due to the cancellation of pasto.....
» 6/05/2010 7:02:48 PM *Perhaps if we go down your route of a tax levy, we could use some of those mining taxes t.....
» 6/05/2010 4:16:14 PM Dickie dear, the "dear" refers to you as an "old dear" or grandma, rat.....
» 6/05/2010 9:06:56 AM Dickie dear, miners dig holes in the ground, because you the consumer demand it. You use p.....
» 5/05/2010 11:10:39 PM *Secondly re jobs, well we don't need more jobs at the moment.* Sheesh Pelican, I will re.....
» 5/05/2010 7:52:32 PM *Australians who also pay taxes to provide infrastructures to support the towns and the pe.....
» 5/05/2010 3:31:50 PM *but the Animal instint Analogies used over these 33 pages are to my mind too superficial .....
» 5/05/2010 11:03:35 AM *Yes if I had the money and there were no environmental issues, I would invest in mining g.....
» 4/05/2010 10:33:57 PM *but structuring our future well being around mining is a mistake.* Ah Baygon, you are cl.....
» 4/05/2010 9:28:25 PM *So, in other words, it's all the reasonable child can expect is - if its dad is present a.....
» 4/05/2010 11:25:55 AM Ah Peter, some interesting points! However your ideas are not new, we can learn much fro.....
» 2/05/2010 8:50:47 PM Squeers, you raise some interesting points, so I shall add my 5c worth. The only ones who.....
» 2/05/2010 2:03:52 PM *Twice* Good grief Belly, it must be about to snow in coastal NSW :) Ah well, that is go.....
» 1/05/2010 8:34:04 PM Belly, you miss the point completely. I will be the first to agree that the liberals righ.....
» 1/05/2010 5:43:29 PM Poirot, you sound confused. What on earth are you doing, going to Coles or Woolies, if you.....
» 1/05/2010 2:19:46 PM *Rudd in my view understands we need better health care,* Belly, you miss my point entire.....
» 1/05/2010 11:50:51 AM Ah Belly, you continue to be very tribal by nature, fair enough, that is you. Your party, .....
» 1/05/2010 11:32:05 AM Mikk, you are clearly not a very good housewife :) For then you would have a pantry, just.....
» 30/04/2010 9:39:19 PM *I could just as easily, and do, maintain that many, various and beautiful young women hav.....
» 30/04/2010 11:08:21 AM In a way Belly, you highlight the problem. You are so keen on politics, that your crystal .....
» 29/04/2010 10:26:20 PM In some ways, this is actually a really sad story, for this country is just loaded with op.....
» 28/04/2010 5:42:50 PM Hehe Pelican, better yet, if you should one day perchance land up single again, just give .....
» 27/04/2010 9:21:12 PM Sheesh Cherful, sounds like you want me to write my life story here :) So rather then wri.....
» 26/04/2010 9:33:36 PM *So as you see, I don't subscribe to any form of determinism;* Squeers, I read alot of Fr.....
» 26/04/2010 2:49:16 PM *But I'm more interested, Foxy and Yabby, in what you make of my (and the book's, 'The Myt.....
» 25/04/2010 10:17:58 PM So to sum it up, we know that serial monogomy is natural , as it exists in nature, amongst.....
» 24/04/2010 10:22:18 PM CJ, lets just say that I've had an interesting love life over the years. That included som.....
» 24/04/2010 8:34:45 PM *I never hear men speak about soul mates, only women, I think men are more practical about.....
» 24/04/2010 11:02:33 AM Pelican, I think what has changed for the positive today, is that people have choices and .....
» 23/04/2010 3:18:49 PM *Have you ever been jailed - some people refer to them as 'holiday resorts' too,* CJ, I w.....
» 22/04/2010 9:18:28 PM Foxy, as a librarian you should have no problem having a look at a book written by anthrop.....
» 22/04/2010 7:49:10 PM *Although you know that 90% of asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are subseque.....
» 21/04/2010 9:32:29 PM *We have these gifts but 90% of us don't know it , Wake up Australia !* People know it Ga.....
» 21/04/2010 9:20:18 AM I'll vote for any party, which finally has the testicles to do what should have been done .....
» 21/04/2010 8:43:36 AM Oh no Arjay, that was hardly an ad hominem, more like a bit of good advice! I find your d.....
» 20/04/2010 8:54:35 PM *Pericles and Yabby are dinosaurs with beaker frog syndrome.They have yet to realise that .....
» 19/04/2010 10:07:10 PM Deary me Arjay, next you will be slitting your wrists. I remind you that Obama is far sma.....
» 19/04/2010 7:50:51 PM Hehe, I have news for you Arjay. My only real concern is that you are going to die of worr.....
» 18/04/2010 9:42:40 PM Alot of these people simply don't seem to understand the basics. You can keep trying to p.....
» 18/04/2010 9:20:08 PM Pelican, I accept that the whole trade, free trade story is counter intuitive. For that v.....
» 18/04/2010 2:41:30 PM *You are assuming I am the one not living in the real world* Pelican, well I did show you.....
» 17/04/2010 4:12:57 PM Next we have political agendas. When for instance Saudi Arabia decided that they would gr.....
» 17/04/2010 4:00:35 PM Pelican, you need to get back to fundamentals, then you will understand it. Now its a fac.....
» 17/04/2010 11:17:08 AM CJ, that is probably because in Switzerland, learning some kind of trade is just about con.....
» 17/04/2010 10:24:23 AM But Pelican, nothing is stopping anyone in Australia from growing garlic. Those who do, ha.....
» 16/04/2010 9:44:13 PM *Unsurprisingly, given the tortoise-slow pace with which Obama's "change" is tak.....
» 16/04/2010 7:18:51 PM Pelican, I mentioned Aldi for good reasons. Your claim earlier in this thread was that imp.....
» 16/04/2010 2:28:29 PM I have to agree, boredom is largely a state of mind. I have a curious nature, so am always.....
» 15/04/2010 7:18:34 PM *If a company was foolish enough to sell computers at overly inflated prices they won't ge.....
» 15/04/2010 5:31:14 PM *Why would you import lamb that you didn't need?* Who said that they don't need lamb? Why.....
» 15/04/2010 5:08:37 PM CJ, in that case your problem is with the design of the queue. Even if more are taken each.....
» 15/04/2010 2:47:08 PM *The Chinese have only shot themselves in the foot if other nations react with action* Pe.....
» 15/04/2010 2:29:41 PM CJ, applications to live in Australian, are taken at any Australian Embassy around the wo.....
» 15/04/2010 11:16:25 AM Pelican, I've read the best in depth analysis about the Stern Hu case, on Asia Times Onlin.....
» 15/04/2010 10:46:29 AM Hang on, I want a politician who shows good judgement, not a chest thumping one who is see.....
» 15/04/2010 10:26:39 AM *It is false because the number of asylum seekers who come here by air with falsified pape.....
» 14/04/2010 9:22:29 PM *Now, after ten months in hell* Err hang on, taxpayers coughed up something like 300 mill.....
» 14/04/2010 4:50:10 PM *Yabby (my petal) :)* Sheesh, you made my day now :) *All that is very good if you are t.....
» 14/04/2010 4:08:41 PM *I referred to the toilet seat issue as it is apparently of great angst for some people - .....
» 14/04/2010 2:12:34 PM Its really quite simple Belly. In many marriages there are little power games going on, be.....
» 13/04/2010 8:16:56 PM *Why does China matter?* Sheesh Pelican, we will have to go back to basics here :) Austr.....
» 13/04/2010 8:03:38 PM *That is why they ignore obvious links between homosexuality and child abuse.* Runner, I .....
» 12/04/2010 3:47:45 PM Csteele, Mullah Omar, head of the Taliban and ex ruler of Afghanistan, in fact escaped on .....
» 12/04/2010 2:22:35 PM *It seems to be in the news every day and triggering off countless forums.* Much the same.....
» 12/04/2010 10:33:39 AM *How about then installing someone as Pope who is committed to "sweeping the filth&qu.....
» 12/04/2010 9:15:45 AM *Now he was referring to 'escalation of force' instances at checkpoints* Ah Csteele, but .....
» 11/04/2010 5:41:04 PM *If by that you mean the Emissions Trading Scheme. That will be paid for by the polluters,.....
» 11/04/2010 2:19:30 PM The housing bubble really got going in the Howard years, for a number of reasons. More imm.....
» 11/04/2010 9:59:41 AM Arjay, I don't follow NSW politics in particular, but by what I've read in the financial p.....
» 10/04/2010 9:16:11 PM Tapp, I think you will find that around Australia, electricity charges are due to rise, fo.....
» 10/04/2010 7:26:04 PM Foxy, the very idea of privatisation, is that you actually create competition, so that peo.....
» 9/04/2010 8:44:56 PM Cornflower, the Sunday Times article did not try to "prove" anything. It was sim.....
» 9/04/2010 8:24:15 PM *We introduced trade sanctions against Iraq and South Africa for humanitarian reasons, why.....
» 9/04/2010 7:58:23 PM *even hitting them over the head with a mallet of evidence will produce no result* Hehe P.....
» 9/04/2010 11:25:59 AM Csteele, I put it to you that drones, especially as they improve over time, will actually .....
» 9/04/2010 10:49:27 AM Cornflower, my figures are based on Perth, as its a market that I know about. The Sunday T.....
» 8/04/2010 8:47:43 PM *killing 14 Al-Qaeda leaders.* Your figures are flawed csteele, for the deaths only refer.....
» 8/04/2010 10:13:11 AM Rehctub, indeed profits are tax free. The little old lady who bought a house 40 years ago .....
» 8/04/2010 9:31:08 AM *I however can talk from insiders view, government management is the failure* Belly, I ag.....
» 7/04/2010 9:23:24 PM *Militants now sneak into villages two at a time to sleep, he said. Some homeowners were r.....
» 7/04/2010 8:44:39 PM *The lure of making money from houses has taken money and resources away from the manufact.....
» 7/04/2010 8:19:11 PM *Why is it now that everyone complains so much?* Foxy, because people have short and flaw.....
» 5/04/2010 8:15:41 PM *It also means that casuals miss out on the shifts and they also have bills to pay.* Pel.....
» 5/04/2010 7:59:50 PM The BBCs "Dateline" journalists had a discussion on this topic, which I found mo.....
» 2/04/2010 12:14:18 PM *One of the aspects of "civilization" over the years has been the acceptance tha.....
» 1/04/2010 10:26:23 PM *It's taken us this long to gain our excellent working conditions in this country - we're .....
» 1/04/2010 9:04:29 PM *And yes I probably do need to get off this high horse.* You probably should, csteele. Fo.....
» 1/04/2010 5:24:11 AM Deary me csteele, do you even know what life was like in Afghanistan when the Taliban rule.....
» 31/03/2010 10:31:36 PM http://web.youngmuslims.ca/online_library/books/milestones/hold/index_2.htm Not so csteel.....
» 31/03/2010 7:46:02 PM *The natural extension of this is that if one day someone in a cave in Waziristan decides .....
» 31/03/2010 5:54:04 PM http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/how-obama-moved-in-for-the-kill-20100329-r85u.html .....
» 29/03/2010 9:26:55 PM Steven the thing is, you will never have to actually deliver or prove anything, just push .....
» 29/03/2010 8:33:01 PM *Some have more choices and opportunities than others, but this idea of 'purpose' is rubbi.....
» 29/03/2010 6:33:17 PM Aha, so its back to name calling, when Keith trips up over the hedging question, as he has.....
» 29/03/2010 9:56:57 AM http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/pastor-leaves-800k-richer/story-e6freoof-111.....
» 28/03/2010 8:39:39 PM Keith, the reason some Americans are angry is because they are human and need somebody to .....
» 28/03/2010 6:36:42 PM Keith, what your reasoning seems to come down to, is that because Obama hasn't rushed out .....
» 28/03/2010 1:33:33 PM Richie, the two little *, one at each end of the sentence, meant I was quoting and it came.....
» 28/03/2010 10:41:27 AM I think it was Dawkins who pointed out that we are the bodies which dna uses, to pass itse.....
» 26/03/2010 10:58:24 PM *Similarily it is far to soon to assess the effectiveness of George W. Bush's Presidency.*.....
» 26/03/2010 7:16:25 PM *Benny Hinn, an American televangelist, left Australia after his last visit with nearly $1.....
» 26/03/2010 2:40:09 PM Keith, Obama's claim was that he has the ability to show good judgement, something which i.....
» 25/03/2010 8:08:15 PM *Yes Obama is a total failure.* He is? Lets look at bit of history here. Clinton leaves .....
» 24/03/2010 10:14:01 PM Bashing the big two, Coles and Woolies, has almost become a sport for Channel 7. Its prett.....
» 21/03/2010 8:57:51 PM Oops Arjay, this is what you will find, if you search Wiki for information about the Glass.....
» 21/03/2010 1:33:47 PM Forkes, what went on in Afghanistan under the Taliban for years, was well publicised in th.....
» 21/03/2010 1:09:36 PM Fester, I guess alot will depend on how Govts change the tax structure. The thing is, if a.....
» 20/03/2010 8:37:50 PM *Back before LE there was a huge trade for sheep meat with most of it going in to 'cheap s.....
» 20/03/2010 6:43:50 PM I certainly see a role for electric cars and I'll think they will become pretty popular, m.....
» 20/03/2010 10:24:19 AM Hang on Arjay, it was Bush/Cheney/Republicans who dished out large tax cuts, then went on .....
» 19/03/2010 9:43:29 PM *You cannot solve a problem of debt by creating more of it.* Arjay, Ron Paul is a republi.....
» 19/03/2010 8:09:52 PM Rehctub, the problem is not subsidised freight. Just this week, one of the agents in the k.....
» 19/03/2010 5:48:53 PM *My interest in all this is to get investments in renewable energy and ways of reducing th.....
» 19/03/2010 2:08:05 PM The money will basically come from everyone's super fund savings, so Costello is correct, .....
» 19/03/2010 10:39:13 AM So the actual cost of a lamb, broken down and ready to go to the consumer, is between 5.70.....
» 19/03/2010 10:25:07 AM *Two things caused the present shortage. A huge drought in the early 90's and live export......
» 18/03/2010 9:11:09 PM Well there is always the old amusing saying that you should not let marriage intefere with.....
» 18/03/2010 8:32:14 PM *Welcome to new posters, please say something controversial, so we can disagree.* Hehe Be.....
» 17/03/2010 9:55:44 PM *It is not practical for me to monitor the firms my super fund invests in, and then to mon.....
» 17/03/2010 8:21:41 PM Rehctub, I did not say that we should ban imported cars, I said that you should not be a h.....
» 17/03/2010 2:06:09 PM *So there's an intrinsic cost in the money-creation process. I think that's what you're sa.....
» 17/03/2010 9:44:42 AM Ngarmada, the Govt gave nothing away for free, but basically undertook a commercial insura.....
» 16/03/2010 11:00:55 PM Half of all marriages land up in the divorce courts, which is a messy business alot of the.....
» 16/03/2010 10:59:35 PM *and you decided that we should give up our city apartment and go and live somewhere back .....
» 16/03/2010 9:44:16 PM Ngarmada, I think that is an interesting question, but frankly I don't think that the big .....
» 16/03/2010 8:28:16 PM *But that can be deposited at another bank and a second loan made against it of $83. And s.....
» 16/03/2010 3:24:29 PM *I have mates with butcher shops who make many times that of the PM with limmited educatio.....
» 16/03/2010 10:14:55 AM *I said charging interest on money created out of nothing is unearned income.* Well that .....
» 15/03/2010 9:33:46 PM *This is why WA is often non-competetive in the market place.* Rehctub, the marketplace t.....
» 15/03/2010 9:22:43 PM *The following banks control the Govts of the West and decide who the next US president wi.....
» 15/03/2010 9:08:58 PM *Europe may never get over its disdain for Mr Bush. But they may someday come to realise t.....
» 15/03/2010 7:10:50 PM *even though most of the "loan" is not of previously-earned wealth but of money .....
» 14/03/2010 11:24:02 PM *I have mates with butcher shops who make many times that of the PM with limmited educatio.....
» 14/03/2010 10:39:18 PM Ah Benk, all you have pointed out is how difficult it is, to find a good CEO! Yes, many c.....
» 14/03/2010 10:16:54 PM Wow Arjay, 8000 supporters hey! Let me see, the US has a population of 300 million, that i.....
» 13/03/2010 9:18:34 PM Deary me Arjay, you are not the smartest little pea in that pod, you really arn't. Pericl.....
» 13/03/2010 6:16:17 PM Lol Arjay, we know all about your so called "fountain of knowledge". Its either.....
» 13/03/2010 10:00:52 AM *Compare this with the redistributed money to poorer people who now benefit and for exampl.....
» 12/03/2010 10:06:49 PM *I just wonder how many move their whole lives OS just to save on tax?* Ozzie, there are .....
» 12/03/2010 8:30:22 PM Arjay, it is not a question wether we can produce something. It is a question wether we c.....
» 12/03/2010 6:59:27 PM *since the masses lose incentive to excel beyond their mediocrity.* So in other words Arj.....
» 12/03/2010 1:46:36 PM *The greater the disparity the greater the gap between those who can live well and those w.....
» 12/03/2010 12:14:28 PM *Do you really feel many highly paid individuals would move OS and leave family, friends, .....
» 12/03/2010 11:55:41 AM Ah Peter, perhaps people don't understand it, because your theory is flawed. What you are.....
» 11/03/2010 9:15:13 PM *Unless you can show how stamping paper creates real wealth, then you *are* too stupid to .....
» 11/03/2010 7:32:02 PM Peter, you continue with your straw man tactics, so I will make it even simpler for you to.....
» 11/03/2010 7:15:45 PM *No one is worth hundreds of millions as a CEO.It is the upper and middle managers who do .....
» 11/03/2010 5:58:10 PM Peter, repeating your own straw man arguments over and over again, is not going to win you.....
» 11/03/2010 3:58:44 PM *I don't think you can compare a push for higher wages for lower income workers with highl.....
» 11/03/2010 1:32:15 PM *I would also suggest that greed is fine, providing it's on a level playing field* Examin.....
» 11/03/2010 10:36:44 AM Pelican, I think you will find that human greed runs right through society and that those .....
» 10/03/2010 10:35:17 PM Sorry, but I kind of remember what things were like when the Taliban ran Afghanistan. Hand.....
» 10/03/2010 10:09:19 PM *How can we justify this level of largesse?* Quite easily Tumblegum. People are paid what.....
» 10/03/2010 9:05:33 PM *he's practically identical to your bloke, just not as cunning.* Hmm, on this occasion I .....
» 10/03/2010 8:51:35 PM *The claims of the inflationists, to create prosperity by credit expansion, cannot withsta.....
» 9/03/2010 7:30:23 PM *The risk-averse could deposit their money at 100% backing, with no return (because it cou.....
» 9/03/2010 2:07:34 PM I have to agree with Graham here. This is all about sly politics, trying to buy enough vot.....
» 9/03/2010 11:45:01 AM Peter, printed pieces of paper only make up a very small fraction of the money supply. All.....
» 8/03/2010 9:15:04 PM Peter, people can store their wealth, in any form that they like. They only need to conver.....
» 8/03/2010 8:53:34 PM Ok Mandy, I'll bite and give you my 5c worth. At some point we have to accept the realiti.....
» 8/03/2010 12:59:45 PM *It should be entirely for the parties to decide,* Peter, it is already up to the parties.....
» 7/03/2010 8:43:37 PM Arjay, you are not the smartest pea in the pod lol, you really arn't. What the US has to .....
» 7/03/2010 7:04:45 PM Peter, I think you'll find that the world's central banks decided that annual inflation of.....
» 7/03/2010 6:54:09 PM *He can't smell that good that it would hide all of his other dubious charms!* Ah Suze, i.....
» 7/03/2010 1:40:38 PM Oops Arjay, its all gloom and doom, time to slit your wrists or jump out of that window :(.....
» 7/03/2010 9:52:00 AM Suze, you are making the flawed assumption that people get into relationships for rational.....
» 5/03/2010 10:28:08 AM It seems to me, that you are presenting an either-or scenario here Brian. We can choose to.....
» 4/03/2010 11:22:50 PM Hang on, don't blame the media, for giving the public, what they want! Most media websit.....
» 4/03/2010 11:58:35 AM The point to be remembered, is that iron ore is still dirt cheap. At around 6c to 10c a kg.....
» 3/03/2010 6:55:19 PM *Yabby – it is curious that you speak favourably of altruism and self-interest in the same.....
» 3/03/2010 5:23:42 PM *Morality is basically an agreed set of principles between members of a society, no matter.....
» 3/03/2010 2:34:49 PM *please tell me what basis there is for moral values beyond one’s own personal preferences.....
» 28/02/2010 1:36:35 PM *As an example, CJ Morgan was 'stalked' by Ludwig just recently.* Oh what nonsense! That .....
» 26/02/2010 6:12:17 PM *There is an etiquette that should be observed in posting* But Foxy, there is a huge diff.....
» 26/02/2010 2:53:12 PM *When someone attaches unkindness to criticism, they're angry. Angry people need to critic.....
» 25/02/2010 7:07:40 PM If that is your aim, then perhaps OLO needs more common kind of female topics. "Days .....
» 19/02/2010 11:18:41 PM RawMustard, for all your chest thumping and feelgood stuff, I don't think that you are giv.....
» 18/02/2010 9:43:11 PM It seems to me that in Australia we believe in the so called separation of the powers, whe.....
» 18/02/2010 9:31:24 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_(computer_retailer) Pericles, my Osborne came from t.....
» 18/02/2010 11:29:10 AM Pericles, you clearly weren't following the story, as it unfolded over time! Sometimes, wi.....
» 17/02/2010 9:07:45 PM That was actually an interesting story Rstuart, so I'll tell it to you from my perspective.....
» 17/02/2010 4:27:28 PM cont. Your points have in fact been valuable, as they made me write down exactly what I h.....
» 17/02/2010 4:24:24 PM *did you get around to replacing Outlook Express, or did you simply pay up?* Pericles, I .....
» 16/02/2010 9:21:07 PM Arjay, since Obama was elected, he has shown that he keeps an open mind, then constantly d.....
» 16/02/2010 9:01:41 PM At last I can catch up here, for I have been tinkering all day, but with big toys, not off.....
» 15/02/2010 8:58:03 PM *So all your rabbiting on about loving a tinker-free life with Microsoft was simply code f.....
» 15/02/2010 2:13:46 PM *From experience, I know that it would be easier to introduce runner to Wicca.* ROFL Peri.....
» 14/02/2010 11:51:45 PM *Actually, there is a reason why it won't.* Rstuart, that remains to be seen. Changing th.....
» 14/02/2010 7:23:38 PM *Obama extended the war into Pakistan and yabby has the audacity to call him a seeker of p.....
» 14/02/2010 6:28:47 PM *So true. But what about the cost of your latest move to Windows 7? Including the cost of .....
» 14/02/2010 10:54:16 AM *You have to spend 15 minutes with Google to check. And if it doesn't, you are out of luck.....
» 13/02/2010 9:29:10 PM Emotions do indeed play a huge role in elections and politcians know it. Karl Rove worked .....
» 13/02/2010 8:08:43 PM RawMustard, sadly I am just a humble peasant, so not as smart as your kids. This week I or.....
» 12/02/2010 11:01:59 PM *And the cloudless skies - during summer.* Fair enough Foxy, you live in Melbourne and cl.....
» 12/02/2010 10:36:03 PM Joel, what it comes down to is that most girls love schmalz. That is the reality of the fe.....
» 12/02/2010 9:10:18 PM *You must be that rare bird who doesn't have to spend many frustrating hours whenever the .....
» 12/02/2010 8:40:16 PM Back to my points to Pericles, I'll come to the other points in time, one by one. As for.....
» 12/02/2010 9:53:32 AM Pericles, I went through the "I hate Microsoft" phase, then one day it dawned on.....
» 11/02/2010 10:11:13 PM *The Whitsundays - would not be hard to take. Whether its - Airlie Beach, or - Hamilton or.....
» 11/02/2010 9:44:03 PM At least CJ admits to knowing little about economics. Luckily he and the Greens have nothi.....
» 10/02/2010 9:54:46 PM I've travelled heaps, around Europe, parts of Africa and parts of Asia. Then time in the U.....
» 10/02/2010 9:42:29 PM *Ever heard of Red Hat, Ubuntu, Novell?* Rstuart, clearly they are not doing such a good .....
» 10/02/2010 3:31:54 PM *I was simply addressing your proposition that you need to be a software tinkerer to use a.....
» 10/02/2010 10:04:00 AM *but are those involved in exploration and drilling necessarily contenders for ownership?*.....
» 10/02/2010 9:33:30 AM *it seems to me that you are committing the fatal flaw of seeing the world through your na.....
» 9/02/2010 11:42:34 PM *why do we balk at the idea of Australia (the Australian people) owning a project like Gor.....
» 9/02/2010 11:21:33 PM *I could rant on and on about the injustices perpetuated on society by the use of Microsof.....
» 9/02/2010 11:35:26 AM Sounds to me like the Young abattoir is part of the restructure of agriculture, that has b.....
» 8/02/2010 9:58:05 PM *By all accounts 'rump steak' should be around $45 per kilo and 'Lamb chops' about the sam.....
» 6/02/2010 10:41:21 PM *We could reduce the size and waste of our cities (impact) simply by having smaller houses.....
» 6/02/2010 8:34:33 PM I actually don't have a problem, if they restrict how much can be drawn at any one time. I.....
» 5/02/2010 7:41:42 PM Rehctub, IMHO our super is about as safe as the Australian economy and as none of us can p.....
» 4/02/2010 9:21:28 PM Sells continues to view the world, through his narrow perspective. Last time that I chec.....
» 3/02/2010 10:15:49 PM Arjay, you seemingly can't help yourself with your conspiracy fetish! You are trying to t.....
» 31/01/2010 10:09:03 PM Thanks for trying rstuart. I do appreciate it. I've been reading quite a few of the revie.....
» 31/01/2010 7:47:56 PM http://www.softpedia.com/progViewOpinions/Evolution-for-Windows-43304,.html rstuart, I tr.....
» 31/01/2010 6:50:01 PM Examinator, you are clearly quite naive about the business world, especially big business......
» 31/01/2010 6:26:36 PM Belly, I've switched to Windows 7, as my old girl was regularly crashing, things get fairl.....
» 30/01/2010 7:10:47 PM I've used Outlook Express for years and years. So shock, horror, when I upgraded to Window.....
» 30/01/2010 6:57:07 PM Ah Examinator, my reasoning is simply more thought through then yours :) Anyone can join .....
» 30/01/2010 9:09:17 AM No matter which way you look at this one, more and more rainforests are being chopped down.....
» 30/01/2010 9:01:01 AM Pericles, IMHO daggett should pay you for an accurate and so far free psychology consultat.....
» 30/01/2010 8:00:16 AM Individual, if we only grew crops, where there is no risk, you would frankly starve. Agri.....
» 29/01/2010 10:26:29 PM *It's the corporations I don't trust the life science corps are in reality simply the re-b.....
» 27/01/2010 7:59:11 PM Dear Foxy, You did not read the Wickipedia website did you? It is far less biased. In re.....
» 27/01/2010 7:25:41 PM *If it's such a big deal for you guys - then take my advice and don't have anything snipp.....
» 27/01/2010 2:56:20 PM Foxy, a snip from Wickipedia: *There are several hypotheses to explain why infant circumc.....
» 26/01/2010 9:54:32 PM Suze, I'm with you on this one! It sounds like this kid is lucky, protected from his grand.....
» 26/01/2010 4:09:00 PM Loudmouth, I certainly did not claim that you were religious, merely letting the rhetoric .....
» 26/01/2010 2:49:45 PM Now Foxy, for the REALLY big question :) Some parents, for various reasons, hand over the.....
» 25/01/2010 5:04:53 PM Loudmouth, if my mom had not popped me out, I would not know a thing about it, so it frank.....
» 25/01/2010 9:11:45 AM *If they had described the noise as "like a very large rabbit, farting", would y.....
» 24/01/2010 9:46:36 PM Ok Foxy, so we can sum it up for you: Never mind the cellulite, stretch marks and wrinkl.....
» 24/01/2010 11:27:29 AM Loudmouth, I remind you that Singapore and Hong Kong have very low birthrates. Fact is if .....
» 23/01/2010 8:59:34 PM Ok, so the truth is slowly coming out. Ouf Foxy is not the youngest anymore sleek skin and.....
» 23/01/2010 9:50:44 AM *If Haiti was to create it's own currency then the international cartels will not then tra.....
» 20/01/2010 2:47:49 PM Foxy, how many of you librarians offered to take a 10-20% pay cut, so that the jobs of you.....
» 19/01/2010 9:16:15 PM *Under Jeff Kennett - quite a lot happened - that would have been quite difficult - withou.....
» 18/01/2010 9:42:06 PM *Its time for Canberra to show some integrity and leadership and get rid of Summenats.* Z.....
» 18/01/2010 9:37:10 PM *But how would declaring upfront that I am a gay, liberal, filthy rich single man, educate.....
» 18/01/2010 1:13:50 PM Foxy, perhaps from your perspective its a huge move, but for people who have travelled reg.....
» 17/01/2010 5:50:21 PM Poirot, I read your link, which sounds to me that it is more about your own political view.....
» 17/01/2010 2:16:35 PM Poirot, I read your links. Haiti's problems are far greater then the "evil capitali.....
» 16/01/2010 2:27:44 PM Poirot, yes indeed, the earthquake in Haiti is a very sad story. It sounds like the US, as.....
» 15/01/2010 7:37:02 PM Graham, that is great news. The efforts of you and your crew are much appreciated! *new c.....
» 14/01/2010 10:55:05 PM Deary me, next thing runner will be telling us that he agrees with Pat Robertson, that the.....
» 13/01/2010 10:39:55 PM There you go Arjay, there is a peoples bank for you, the Fed! 45 billion in profits, paid.....
» 11/01/2010 6:44:32 AM Poirot, if you read the FAQ about the World bank, it hardly sets out to rip off poor count.....
» 10/01/2010 10:05:25 PM Pynchme, perhaps most blokes simply designate that stuff as "womens work" :) *T.....
» 10/01/2010 9:51:40 PM I could be wrong, but I'd suggest that perhaps Herman has a hidden agenda here, like hopin.....
» 10/01/2010 12:54:45 PM *Harping about what radical extremists believe - only ignores the fact that all religions .....
» 10/01/2010 12:28:18 PM *we can do other things besides bonk and produce babies.* Pynchme, well I should hope so!.....
» 10/01/2010 12:12:55 PM Poirot, nations build dams for many reasons, including hydro power, water for cities,indus.....
» 9/01/2010 9:48:10 PM Rehctub, to be really honest, I think you are perhaps missing the point as to what is real.....
» 9/01/2010 7:39:31 PM *I aspire to make a difference in Australian politics and, ultimately, world politics* Oo.....
» 9/01/2010 7:24:50 PM *People don't just migrate to the slums because they think they have any kind of future or.....
» 9/01/2010 11:46:05 AM I'll have to disagree with the author of this article. Anyone who thought that some magic.....
» 7/01/2010 1:07:52 PM *I'm inclined to think this whole body image thing is just symptomatic of rampant consumer.....
» 6/01/2010 6:58:17 PM *What does this mean? First, Mwinga can afford to send his ten children to school and give.....
» 6/01/2010 6:38:28 PM *There will always be someone more beautiful more brainy more elegant more skilled than on.....
» 5/01/2010 9:54:20 PM *The current prosperity of Christian countries owes everything to the secular Enlightenmen.....
» 5/01/2010 4:05:52 PM Daggett, I have not examined the matter in detail, but to the best of my knowledge, who wr.....
» 4/01/2010 5:19:26 PM Daggett, I am not even trying to explain why the building collapsed in a manner that looke.....
» 4/01/2010 2:55:05 PM Daggett, if you read the history of that building, it certainly was not a typical design. .....
» 3/01/2010 9:15:42 PM * It is hypocritical in the extreme for Abbott only the other day arguing about safety and.....
» 3/01/2010 1:47:43 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_World_Trade_Center Ah, now that sounds much more plausible.....
» 3/01/2010 1:31:15 PM *Then tell me what influence the Pope has on the behaviour of populations in Africa, the f.....
» 2/01/2010 9:24:57 PM *Most of today's foreign workers come from the Asian subcontinent, the Philippines and oth.....
» 2/01/2010 2:44:13 PM Michael 2, we are well aware of biochar and its potential, its not yet being done on a com.....
» 2/01/2010 1:30:59 PM *Shanty towns with horrific living conditions - are a part of the urban scene in these are.....
» 2/01/2010 11:00:21 AM *I would like to suggest farmers start putting more carbon in their soil.* Michael 2, I w.....
» 31/12/2009 2:04:26 PM Foxy, to answer your question, there are a number of reasons. The interesting thing is h.....
» 30/12/2009 6:21:40 PM Sancho, you are of course correct, South America is very much Catholic and in recent years.....
» 28/12/2009 7:11:23 PM *How can Iran possible be a threat to anyone?* You still don't get it Arjay. If a nutcase.....
» 28/12/2009 6:36:55 PM *The Church operates from a position of power and, not surprisingly, wants to stay there. .....
» 27/12/2009 5:30:42 PM *The failure of WHO to be able to do anything during this period to which I referred -- se.....
» 26/12/2009 11:47:49 PM *My point is simple. The Catholic Church issues doctrines as a package. You don't take som.....
» 26/12/2009 9:12:51 PM Arjay, whilst you are busy dreaming up new conspiracy theories, you are going to have to c.....
» 26/12/2009 5:38:51 AM *To me, it seems that without having sex, people won't make babies and the world won't be .....
» 24/12/2009 2:13:05 PM *Solar panells come with a 30 yr guarentee.* Ho ho ho Desmond, you are clearly more trust.....
» 24/12/2009 2:02:04 PM Yawn, more Vatican spin from Ratzinger. I guess he needs to say something to impress his d.....
» 23/12/2009 3:52:29 PM *We had five kids in six years* Sheesh, personally I would have used a credit card to get.....
» 23/12/2009 8:07:15 AM I'm not wrong Belly. No business can buy something at 60c and sell it at 20c and survive f.....
» 22/12/2009 11:17:51 PM Agronomist, I'd say that this thread is more about UOG getting his conspiracy fix for the.....
» 22/12/2009 11:14:20 PM Sheesh Arjay, and there was silly old me, thinking that preventing the Taliban from once .....
» 22/12/2009 10:31:19 PM *If every house in au had a solar system don't you recon it would make a difference in the.....
» 22/12/2009 3:00:58 PM *750 kwh's Exported @ .60 cents / kw = $ 450 Paid as credit* Ah Desmond, so in fact you a.....
» 21/12/2009 9:49:24 PM It's not just in SE Queensland, Ludwig. An electrician friend of mine, who only works in .....
» 19/12/2009 9:08:47 PM Now now Foxy, your smoking reminder was a particularly poor example :) It would be more .....
» 19/12/2009 6:16:38 PM Sounds to me like the tragedy of the commons is alive and well. The Chinese refuse to sig.....
» 19/12/2009 3:55:40 PM *A little while back, our PM cited a couple of hot days in Adelaide as proof of AGW,* Tha.....
» 17/12/2009 10:52:01 PM Oops Arjay, I note that Bernanke has just been annointed Time's "Man of the Year".....
» 17/12/2009 9:33:49 PM *If a 'tragedy' begins then we will deal with * So you claim Jon J, but the reality is qu.....
» 17/12/2009 9:18:06 PM Foxy, I'd say that would be a correct observation. Once people are married, they have snar.....
» 16/12/2009 9:34:51 PM *How can the Global Reserve Banks be the most powerful institutions on the planet when the.....
» 16/12/2009 11:48:55 AM Deary me Kellie, sounds like you are on a severe Western guilt trip, with that article. I.....
» 15/12/2009 11:38:59 PM So let me get this right Foxy. What you seem to be implying, is that if little Johnnie, wh.....
» 15/12/2009 11:30:55 PM For those interested, if you can still obtain a copy, last weekend's Weekend Australian ma.....
» 15/12/2009 10:45:11 PM The real problem Arjay, is that we have a shortage of houses being built, compared to our .....
» 15/12/2009 10:10:27 PM *The fair taxation of both is to tax on the basis of real gain, not nominal gain. Is it an.....
» 15/12/2009 4:58:54 PM Your profit burbs, is in the equity that you have in your house, which is in today's Dolla.....
» 15/12/2009 2:23:22 PM * And I don't know about you but it's been a while since my pay-rise was more than 4% p.a......
» 13/12/2009 11:48:05 PM RawMustard, sure, when Greenspan was in charge of the Fed, we can say with hindsight that .....
» 13/12/2009 5:12:13 PM Arjay, it seems that anyone in the US can go along to the US Mint and buy coins made of va.....
» 13/12/2009 2:56:10 PM *Ron proposes that a number of private mints make coins with precious metals.* Arjay, per.....
» 12/12/2009 8:07:22 PM *Women given testosterone during a trial got into fewer arguments.* Ah Ludwig, that shoul.....
» 12/12/2009 11:57:58 AM Bushbaser, as it happens I don't "read Bostom", but the link came up, when I sea.....
» 11/12/2009 10:14:36 PM *to suggest that the minaret ban isn't an example of religious intolerance is just ludicro.....
» 11/12/2009 9:24:39 PM The author claims to write for a living. Let's hope that nobody paid him for this bit of n.....
» 11/12/2009 11:14:18 AM *Why is it that you believe that we should emulate their intolerance?* Pericles, I am not.....
» 10/12/2009 9:08:54 PM *I would also avoid living in a country where they have a form of religious observance tha.....
» 10/12/2009 11:30:25 AM *What I am picking up is that people like Yabby would willingly support forced sterilisati.....
» 9/12/2009 9:25:55 PM They are cheek to cheek in Dhaka, but perhaps Cheryl never did make it to the slums. I n.....
» 9/12/2009 7:52:16 AM *I also said it wasn't clear whether it's the fairest way of doing things.* RobP, what I'.....
» 7/12/2009 11:30:05 PM *What's clear is that these boat people have taken the risk and are mostly up for the chal.....
» 6/12/2009 5:19:04 PM *If Oz goes it solo and takes a big bunch from a refugee camp, the UN or other interest gr.....
» 5/12/2009 9:47:28 PM *The problem with taking migrants from refugee camps as you've suggested before is the pot.....
» 5/12/2009 12:44:38 PM *isn't evidence, unless it came from someone in authority on the ship.* Well I grant you .....
» 4/12/2009 9:08:45 PM *What Ian is really saying is the most climate scientist are lying, that they are doing it.....
» 4/12/2009 5:21:24 PM * you my boy * Ho-ho-ho, along comes mother hen Bronnie, to rescue one of her chickens in.....
» 4/12/2009 2:01:09 PM *I would suggest that you all pack up and take a holiday to the United States* Oh I did j.....
» 3/12/2009 11:18:50 PM *though their religion alone is now denied full freedom of expression.* You miss the poin.....
» 3/12/2009 9:12:07 PM *What am I supposed to think? You keep forgetting the thread, perhaps?* Not so rstuart. I.....
» 3/12/2009 4:20:30 PM *But since they hadn't refused to get off the boat,* Yes they did refuse to get off the b.....
» 2/12/2009 9:21:12 PM *45% of children living in the state of Louisiana today, live under the poverty line. Thes.....
» 2/12/2009 6:02:49 PM Great post Horus! Methinks that rstuart is just playing silly buggers now, fully aware th.....
» 2/12/2009 12:28:35 AM *Come on, Yabby. Very few farmed animals have sex – even fewer get to do it because they c.....
» 1/12/2009 10:21:04 PM The issue is far more complex, then simply a bit of intolerance, as many are suggesting. .....
» 1/12/2009 10:00:27 PM *Why not wait until Copenagen and see what the rest of the world, the 'real CO2 generators.....
» 1/12/2009 7:09:50 PM Ah Rstuart, you remain confused by the rundown of events. From your very own article I quo.....
» 1/12/2009 4:34:03 PM *And let's kill this ridiculous idea of humane killing of farmed animals. -To take that li.....
» 1/12/2009 4:19:58 PM *I said that if refugee status is claimed by someone fleeing a peaceful village because a .....
» 1/12/2009 11:09:22 AM *I'm actually busting to do a course on Arabic and Islam to learn for myself the truth.* .....
» 30/11/2009 11:39:24 PM There are of course good pragmatic reasons why Catholic priests are banned from marrying. .....
» 30/11/2009 11:27:59 PM FWIW, Switzerland is a very regulated society. No, you can't just build any building as yo.....
» 30/11/2009 7:07:00 PM *I had sacrificed a couple of yabbies to this fish before I finally hooked him.* So there.....
» 30/11/2009 6:46:40 PM What is wrong with the ETS is that it is particularly bad for small business, in particula.....
» 30/11/2009 6:22:36 PM *If it was 30, then that is 38% acceptance - a definite improvement on the 90%* You are d.....
» 30/11/2009 1:42:51 PM *Wild because the war they are fleeing from is now over so if it didn't succeed before the.....
» 28/11/2009 12:18:04 AM *this frame of mind must be supported by an objective situation".* Ah rstuart, but t.....
» 27/11/2009 10:18:05 PM *This is evident in the energy industries of petrol and gas.We are paying too much for it......
» 27/11/2009 5:55:55 PM *One small example is that of 'automated chechouts' now being used in selected supermarket.....
» 27/11/2009 5:32:46 PM *Onshore asylum seekers?* Rstuart, I thought that the Human Rights Commission website tha.....
» 26/11/2009 10:37:01 PM *Another glib Yabbyism.* Not so RobP. Police forces around the world will verify that the.....
» 26/11/2009 3:57:13 PM Banjo, You are indeed correct. The 90% is constantly bandied around by the bleating hearts.....
» 25/11/2009 10:07:01 PM *Err he didn't take them to where they demanded to go, and they did accept that.* Err the.....
» 25/11/2009 2:47:39 PM *That last step could be anything from just accepting what is on the form, to insisting th.....
» 24/11/2009 11:34:06 PM Rehctub, the world does not owe you a living. Where we have a problem today, is not the c.....
» 24/11/2009 10:47:25 PM So what you are implying Suze, is that people have kids to satisfy their own self interest.....
» 24/11/2009 9:55:59 PM I watched a documentary on BBC TV over the weekend, called "Hot Cities". This e.....
» 24/11/2009 9:26:40 PM *It is difficult to describe in words the maternalistic feelings that sweep over when you .....
» 24/11/2009 8:11:34 PM *so now do you agree we will end up taking refugees TPV's in?* That depends on the Govt a.....
» 23/11/2009 11:07:42 PM *yet the resulting outcry forced us to give 150 permanent residency.* Ah of course rstuar.....
» 23/11/2009 3:29:36 PM *A link giving some background?* You really can't remember anything rstuart. Here is one .....
» 22/11/2009 9:24:16 PM *You claim the convention has loopholes, and we should be naming Australia's terms. But sa.....
» 22/11/2009 1:35:05 PM http://www.smh.com.au/business/learning-from-the-great-depression-20091113-iens.html Ross.....
» 21/11/2009 9:56:08 PM * But for some reason you can't bring yourself to say that. In fact, have you said what yo.....
» 21/11/2009 11:34:30 AM It seems to me that if we join the dots, our taxation system has as much to do with the pr.....
» 21/11/2009 9:25:39 AM *You will get no argument from me that refugees should return to their homeland once condi.....
» 19/11/2009 8:19:59 PM The interesting thing will be when another alleged sinking boat rings the Maritime Centre .....
» 19/11/2009 8:15:20 PM *This quality is extolled as a virtue in business, but thought badly of when people use it.....
» 19/11/2009 2:10:58 PM Me thinks that alot of the CO2 from power stations, will very possibly be used to grow alg.....
» 18/11/2009 11:22:47 PM *and the mentioning of unpaid overtime that many workers here do* I heard that too, Const.....
» 18/11/2009 10:43:35 PM * I.Q. this is our genetically inherited raw intelligence capacity* Spindoc, with respect.....
» 18/11/2009 8:47:34 PM *Agree 100%, but it is not just diplomacy.* So call it politics rstuart. Imagine if the L.....
» 18/11/2009 12:17:43 PM *So "double incomes" may have been the cause, rather than the effect, of more ex.....
» 18/11/2009 11:45:30 AM *You could say it’s a case of “Who dares wins”. In other contexts, like in business, that’.....
» 17/11/2009 3:34:28 PM *There's much more variety today which is a good thing. And that's been brought about beca.....
» 17/11/2009 2:49:29 PM *The three types are “Head”, solving by thinking, “Heart” solving by emotion and “Body” so.....
» 17/11/2009 10:06:16 AM The author makes some great points, with which I fully agree. What is evident is that tho.....
» 16/11/2009 3:14:50 PM *they don't recognise what they're doing, even when it's pointed out to them* Hang on the.....
» 16/11/2009 1:46:51 PM *The Australian Government needs to begin an education program within Australia on what it.....
» 16/11/2009 1:20:27 PM *As for our system for vetting asylum seekers, it is designed with the convenience of Gove.....
» 15/11/2009 10:52:02 PM *Yabby, you can bully me all you like* Err hang on Bronnie, I don't bully you lol. Fact i.....
» 15/11/2009 9:03:12 PM *This is a plain human emotion at work – and if that’s all it is, it should not be a hangi.....
» 15/11/2009 1:34:47 PM *As of November 10, only 138,000 of the original 294,000 remained in the camps. A big chal.....
» 15/11/2009 10:54:35 AM Animus RobP? Lol, because I make valid points of reason, because I am a skeptic, because.....
» 14/11/2009 8:49:51 PM *The livestock emissions, on their own, will cause significantly more warming in the next .....
» 14/11/2009 3:47:56 PM *Right now the 78 have done a much better job of this of you and thus have completely outf.....
» 14/11/2009 3:07:53 PM I have to agree with Robert here. The religious certainly have no moral claims here, given.....
» 13/11/2009 10:57:20 PM *If the Viking King were moored at Christmas Island the refugees would be frog marched off.....
» 13/11/2009 3:20:11 PM *I am proud to be a citizen of a country that honours its promises, Yabby.* That is very .....
» 13/11/2009 2:47:42 PM *Our government needs to be far more focussed on manufacturing for our long term security .....
» 12/11/2009 10:34:30 PM *As Minister for Small Business and Tourism, his achievements on behalf of small business .....
» 12/11/2009 10:02:33 PM rstuart, I remind you that the 1951 Convention is voluntary, for there is no international.....
» 12/11/2009 9:52:29 PM *Okay compared to Australia's domestic use figures of 176m3/p/y South Africa's is 82, Egyp.....
» 12/11/2009 11:18:01 AM RobP, if I do as I please on an Australian aircraft, or anywhere in Australia for that mat.....
» 12/11/2009 8:26:38 AM *Six months ago we installed such a system and coupled with the new lightglobes have reduc.....
» 11/11/2009 7:17:57 PM *Many are fearful of 78 boat people because of what they represent but don't think any fur.....
» 11/11/2009 4:22:03 PM *Yabby, it could also mean they’re not so stupid as to settle for a country like Indonesia.....
» 11/11/2009 11:58:29 AM *That assumes that blackmail is going on.* RobP, of course its blackmail! They refuse to .....
» 11/11/2009 9:39:23 AM RobP, I read the article, it goes on about the 78, missing the point entirely. Principle i.....
» 10/11/2009 10:23:24 PM *As to resources we strip six times the amount of water from our environment per capita co.....
» 10/11/2009 6:55:53 PM There is no doubt, the religious right are absolutaly obsessed with sex! When I was a te.....
» 10/11/2009 6:23:39 PM Csteele, indeed global fertility rates are dropping, but due to the increased population, .....
» 10/11/2009 5:44:09 PM I think its wise for Hockey to express what he actually believes in a religious sense, if .....
» 10/11/2009 12:33:36 PM *As a wealthy country shouldn't we do something to help the world ride out the population .....
» 10/11/2009 12:08:55 PM Rstuart, perhaps you missed this post, on one of the Bartlett threads: *Come on Mr Bartl.....
» 9/11/2009 8:34:16 PM *he must have been holding his own for too long* Lol Horus, you have CJ all figured out :.....
» 8/11/2009 6:34:11 PM *I’m holding my own in this debate, thank-you Yabby* Ah but the truth is slowly being rev.....
» 8/11/2009 2:36:32 PM I tend to agree with StevenMeyer on this one, this seems to be more a case of a one off, a.....
» 8/11/2009 1:29:19 PM *BTW, your measured and well-reasoned posts are much appreciated. :)* Translated that mea.....
» 7/11/2009 8:07:17 PM *not all unexpected arrivals are pulling swifties and not all are kosher either. The truth.....
» 7/11/2009 2:17:39 PM RobP, that is an intelligent and very fair question, which is a welcome change on this th.....
» 7/11/2009 11:12:24 AM Bronwyn, I frankly could not give a stuff what you think of Paul Sheehan or his opinions. .....
» 6/11/2009 9:49:20 PM *One error is that completing a PhD in creative writing or photography means that the stud.....
» 6/11/2009 7:55:21 PM Not so TZ, I might be blunt, I might not be PC, but I tell it like it is. Its exactly for .....
» 6/11/2009 6:32:16 PM http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26312324-421,00.html Ah it won't be long now and we'.....
» 6/11/2009 4:27:12 PM *They've been demonised by just a handful of bitter people on this site.* TZ,flapping you.....
» 5/11/2009 10:53:17 PM *It shows such an old fashioned contempt towards females* You are indeed correct Smithy. .....
» 5/11/2009 7:03:44 PM *It’s because these countries are not signatories to the Refugee Convention* Not so Bronw.....
» 4/11/2009 11:13:47 PM *Some sections of our community have simply lost their humanity.* Not so TZ, some section.....
» 4/11/2009 10:59:45 PM Bronwyn doesn't know it, but I actually have a soft spot for her :) She reminds me so muc.....
» 4/11/2009 10:36:05 PM *By your logic they should still be risking their lives in unseaworthy boats to get there*.....
» 3/11/2009 10:13:27 PM *If that was so I would expect to see asylum seekers from all nearby poor countries. Inste.....
» 3/11/2009 8:05:42 PM *We have spent, what, 5 or so years trying to do just that. So far no one from either side.....
» 2/11/2009 8:19:36 PM *No I didn't - I just asked you for a source for it* You accused me of dishonesty. I migh.....
» 2/11/2009 8:02:41 PM *The problem is far deeper that the topic posed.* Sheesh Examinator, you will never get i.....
» 2/11/2009 2:04:49 PM *But as CJ's example shows they are now more often than not just unsubstantiated hearsay* .....
» 2/11/2009 10:08:38 AM * if we put up the barricades and turn our backs on our neighbours in need? We have to tak.....
» 1/11/2009 11:17:39 PM *shows an appalling inhumanity by anyone who is happy to subject people to this type of li.....
» 1/11/2009 9:27:19 PM *You are still arguing by extremes. I didn't say eliminate farming of animals* Examinator.....
» 1/11/2009 2:25:24 PM *Bronwyn Re: “Amnesty International has stated that the camps are filthy, overcrowded and .....
» 1/11/2009 11:24:24 AM *Violence will only up the stakes the pirates will simple become more violent in response*.....
» 1/11/2009 11:12:11 AM *Sorry old mate, that's a load of self interested justification.* Examinator, once again .....
» 1/11/2009 10:21:53 AM According to the Weekend Australia, Kevie nominated three reasons for a big Australia. Na.....
» 1/11/2009 9:38:12 AM This one is commonly discussed in the press these days, by people who throw all kinds of f.....
» 1/11/2009 8:47:46 AM Examinator, even in Western Australia, we have access to the news media! According to the .....
» 31/10/2009 6:09:51 PM *it will bleed votes from its base. That's why it won't want to stray too far from the ide.....
» 31/10/2009 3:29:34 PM Rob, any people caught in the middle would be processed according to the Geneva Convention.....
» 31/10/2009 8:49:45 AM Yes piracy is a growing problem for a simple reason, it pays them to do it! What happene.....
» 30/10/2009 10:36:44 PM My Google bar blocks any pop ups, they were driving me nuts when I tried to read the news .....
» 30/10/2009 8:32:38 PM *As they say, there's nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. The trouble .....
» 29/10/2009 10:42:56 PM Stupidity is your only excuse on this one CJ, so we'll have to leave it as that excuse. N.....
» 29/10/2009 9:30:41 PM I guess Catholic pharmacists who want to push their views onto their customers, could alwa.....
» 29/10/2009 9:22:45 PM The obligations of a developed economy, would be to have fair, intelligent and cost effect.....
» 28/10/2009 9:28:25 PM *i bred pigeons/fish/weed,using the mendelism and other teqniqu* UOG methinks its all tha.....
» 26/10/2009 12:59:02 PM CJ, most of them won't have to queue up at all, but will be able to return to where they l.....
» 26/10/2009 12:21:42 PM CJ, the attempt at strawman arguments simply is not working for you, I'm afraid. So quit t.....
» 25/10/2009 10:34:30 PM *THERE IS NO QUEUE.* Yes there is a queue CJ. The Dept of Immigration clearly have a meth.....
» 25/10/2009 1:42:36 PM Ludwig, the CJ case is actually quite an interesting case, for here we have a man who clai.....
» 24/10/2009 2:53:07 PM *but when we have got it wrong, people have been sent back to be killed* So how many have.....
» 23/10/2009 2:02:21 PM *and the same old mutts* Sheesh, some of those mutts seem quite smart to me, as some mutt.....
» 22/10/2009 2:03:41 PM *We must also urge Indonesia to become a signatory to the Refugee Convention.* Lol Bronwy.....
» 20/10/2009 9:59:00 PM CJ, it is my intention to see things as they are and it is my intention that if we have a.....
» 20/10/2009 7:50:20 PM Well according to this story in the SMH, the smugglers are moving in on anyone in Sri Lank.....
» 20/10/2009 12:18:53 PM Yes indeed Jennifer, there is much sadness and sorrow in the third world. So the question .....
» 20/10/2009 9:53:57 AM CJ, don't ever try to make a living as a psychologist, its not your strong point. But keep.....
» 19/10/2009 5:40:20 PM Gawd Arjay, your information is about 10 years old and the world has moved on. Meantime A.....
» 19/10/2009 5:27:00 PM *So it's just a an unverifiable and very likely untrue factoid you thought you'd throw int.....
» 19/10/2009 5:07:24 PM *It should be remembered that the top one percent of taxpayers receive nearly 40% share of.....
» 19/10/2009 9:25:16 AM *for the halving of the due CGT rate (something brought in by the Howard government which .....
» 18/10/2009 10:19:07 PM *you do seem blissfully ignorant of some apparently quite serious acts of racism that occu.....
» 18/10/2009 6:07:56 PM *It is a rational and pragmatic approach. It is also consistent* A rational and pragmatic.....
» 18/10/2009 1:57:22 PM CJ, I have never denied, that odd racist incidents take place everywhere. But I have the i.....
» 18/10/2009 1:46:49 PM *It will be fascinating to see how this plays out.* You are quite correct there Pericles!.....
» 18/10/2009 1:27:39 PM *having a few thousand of those who are refugees arriving by boat doesn't actually cause a.....
» 17/10/2009 8:54:17 AM *Ah, so it's all the wicked Catholics fault, Yabby?* No Clownly not all, nobody claimed t.....
» 17/10/2009 8:41:53 AM *and fly the Aboriginal flag in the town.* Wow CJ, there must be huge racial problems, if.....
» 16/10/2009 8:15:16 PM * But this left refugees at risk of being returned to danger. Italy has recently adopted a.....
» 16/10/2009 2:57:09 PM *I advocate assisting developing nations to become prosperous, well-educated liberal democ.....
» 16/10/2009 1:02:42 PM CJ, what I am claiming is that all things considered, the races get on extremely well. Y.....
» 15/10/2009 10:58:14 PM Yes indeed CJ, 35 years ago WA was a different place to what it is today, you are showing .....
» 15/10/2009 10:36:01 PM *As am I. However the difference is that I am for giving all people a choice, not foisting.....
» 15/10/2009 2:46:53 PM * but some acknowledgement that people out there are suffering and we're capable of helpin.....
» 15/10/2009 10:00:53 AM * by saying yesterday that the Government's policy struck a balance between the hardline a.....
» 15/10/2009 9:19:36 AM Clowny, sheesh, you were certainly not the smartest puppy in the litter, you really weren.....
» 14/10/2009 10:10:59 PM *but that is how it was perceived by many people in a major allied western society.* Rexy.....
» 14/10/2009 3:13:58 PM Bazz, you are not the first to raise the issue of larger boats. In previous discussions, .....
» 13/10/2009 11:21:20 PM *So, what's your (final) solution?* My final solution is quite simple, Clowny. If all wom.....
» 13/10/2009 10:18:53 PM *All I've asked for is the right not to be liquidated by murderous fanatics* Just relax C.....
» 13/10/2009 9:16:37 PM *Being poor does not mean you qualify as a refugee under the convention* Nobody claimed t.....
» 13/10/2009 7:40:32 PM *If Australia wants to be anything more than an insular bit player in international affair.....
» 13/10/2009 10:54:37 AM *that boat people are all economic refugees prepared to leave their cultural moorings, fam.....
» 12/10/2009 9:59:23 PM *So this makes it OK for Australia to be racist?* Sorry Rexy, but it wasn't racist. Was a.....
» 12/10/2009 7:34:38 PM *while Ludwig, Yabby et al continue to wax hysterical over a tiny percentage of boat peopl.....
» 12/10/2009 3:30:14 PM *But if they were not really needy why did they bother to come? Adjusting to life in Austr.....
» 12/10/2009 3:16:44 PM *are you really proud that pretty much the rest of the world sees us as a bunch of racist .....
» 11/10/2009 11:26:10 PM * but I sleep better knowing you're a long way away just the same. :)* ROFL Bronwyn, many.....
» 10/10/2009 8:32:09 PM Bronwyn still doesen't get it, that her bleeding heart solution is the very cause of the p.....
» 10/10/2009 3:08:09 PM The headline on the front page of this weekend's "Weekend Australian", kind of s.....
» 10/10/2009 2:28:34 PM Perhaps many of our local inventors are a little biased, overestimating how clever their .....
» 9/10/2009 5:36:09 PM *The days of the holy zygote are well beyond us" flies in the face of reason* Nonsen.....
» 9/10/2009 3:52:51 PM JP, emotional language is not going to do it for you. I see no evidence that in this case,.....
» 8/10/2009 11:06:35 PM *I don't see many articles arguing for women to be able to take on many husbands.* Pelica.....
» 8/10/2009 9:21:37 PM *Yabby and Pericles have their own hidden agendas* Sheesh, now my cover has been blown. I.....
» 8/10/2009 3:13:56 PM *...it wasnt till taliban destroyed the wholr crop did usa see an issue worthy of invading.....
» 8/10/2009 11:03:05 AM *especially the “big four”, whose reputations have suffered during the global financial cr.....
» 7/10/2009 2:16:59 PM Oh I can think of a very good reason! We'd land up with a whole lot of blokes with 4 wive.....
» 7/10/2009 2:08:33 PM *Crikey! You've got a strange obsession with other peoples' sex lives there, yabby* Not s.....
» 7/10/2009 9:02:45 AM * I was irritated that banks didn't pass on the new rate to mortgagees when rates were goi.....
» 5/10/2009 11:27:37 PM *but they certainly *are* species-ist; and there's only one species they seem happy to ear.....
» 5/10/2009 2:49:00 PM Arjay, JFK has been gone for around 45 years now, the world has moved on. Yes indeed, co.....
» 4/10/2009 9:39:55 PM Arjay, I am happy to debate with anyone who has half an ounce of common sense and access t.....
» 4/10/2009 8:11:47 PM CJ, that was a rather stupid and ignorant comment. Fact is a like lots of people, but am p.....
» 4/10/2009 7:32:52 PM So there we have it! One per normal, gobbledygook, loony rant from UOG and nothing from A.....
» 4/10/2009 7:25:24 PM Ludwig, I'm with you on the rugrats, I've never had a desire to have any, just a desire to.....
» 3/10/2009 9:54:05 PM So Arjay, perhaps you had better mention what you would do, if you were Obama. Pack up an.....
» 3/10/2009 6:59:06 PM *If my family were endangered by an outbreak of war around my home, I would regard it as n.....
» 3/10/2009 3:44:30 PM *I'll worry about the real issues of fairness and justice.* If you worried about the real.....
» 2/10/2009 9:09:11 PM Arjay, both Japan and China have played pretty dirty in the trade wars, making sure that t.....
» 2/10/2009 7:40:10 PM *The temptation now is to take what they cannot produce in order to get out of debt.* Er .....
» 2/10/2009 4:57:54 PM *There is no evidence or reason to think that vesting decision-making instead in bureaucra.....
» 2/10/2009 4:37:04 PM *There's no fairness in confining refugees to waiting helplessly in squalid and overcrowde.....
» 1/10/2009 5:19:34 PM *If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for fifty.....
» 1/10/2009 3:00:01 PM *As if the movement of 10,000 refugees would make a gnats testicles difference to anything.....
» 1/10/2009 12:23:04 PM *As they regard human use of natural resources as being ipso facto bad for "the envir.....
» 30/09/2009 12:08:14 PM http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/60refugee.htm The figures here are quite interes.....
» 30/09/2009 12:02:00 PM There is no "one size fits all" here. I'm still of the opinion that there is som.....
» 28/09/2009 7:43:48 PM I think you haven't really thought this one through Arjay. The problem is this: If Iran h.....
» 28/09/2009 12:32:58 PM *I am DYING to see what sort of syllabus they come up with and what sort of buffoons they .....
» 27/09/2009 8:21:18 PM *I can't see why the 'hellhole' description would have any sane person rolling on the floo.....
» 26/09/2009 10:31:48 PM *You want to cut birth rates? Help poor people get richer and better educated. It's the be.....
» 26/09/2009 7:29:11 PM *However it takes 17,000 litres of water to produce one kilo of beef* Perhaps we had bett.....
» 26/09/2009 7:16:33 PM I fully agree with CJ and Bronwyn on this one, in fact its a subject I've raised before on.....
» 26/09/2009 2:12:59 PM *Yabby and his ilk continue to sweat bricks over boat people* No Fraccy dear, we don't sw.....
» 25/09/2009 10:28:06 PM *What Yabby and ilk fail to grasp is that most of these people don't come from camps or pl.....
» 25/09/2009 9:04:30 PM *What do you suggest? I am always looking for ideas.* Well Chris, you asked, so I will t.....
» 25/09/2009 7:06:43 PM *Overall there has to be a better way for business to include workers in other aspects of .....
» 25/09/2009 4:34:38 PM Ah, but Kevi wants to win the next election and for that he needs a healthy economy. Build.....
» 25/09/2009 4:18:35 PM *Or is that alright if many make a profit from their second, third, and fourth houses, whi.....
» 25/09/2009 10:22:14 AM Fraccy, you still don't get it and you never will. The debate about boat people is not abo.....
» 24/09/2009 2:52:12 PM *It must really annoy you that Aust govts keep on adopting policies that help lower income.....
» 24/09/2009 2:41:39 PM *There are other countries that would happily take a large portion of Aus share of primary.....
» 24/09/2009 10:12:44 AM *There numbers are rising and how we address them is a test for any advanced society.* Gi.....
» 24/09/2009 8:53:23 AM *Given the above correction perhaps you can show me where in history deterrents against de.....
» 23/09/2009 8:55:49 PM There was an interesting article in today's West Australian, about car gas conversions. At.....
» 23/09/2009 8:05:50 PM Pericles, I'd say that Arjay and other conspiracy nuts are simply not aware, how profitabl.....
» 23/09/2009 3:26:37 PM *but it's the push factors, not the pull factors, which predominantly determine the number.....
» 23/09/2009 2:25:37 PM *has $150 left at most to buy extras (including clothes) and save for house.* Well it see.....
» 23/09/2009 12:33:06 PM *The argument that stopping boats will save lives is a complete furphy. The exact opposite.....
» 23/09/2009 11:32:58 AM I'm with you on this one Ludwig, for everyone knows that the present govt is simply playi.....
» 23/09/2009 11:11:52 AM *Perhaps Rechtub could enlighten us on how to avoid meat that has been processed via the f.....
» 22/09/2009 5:33:44 PM Fractelle, you are free to use natural gas, any day that you wish. Its far cheaper then pe.....
» 22/09/2009 10:47:34 AM Ok, to add a little bit of reality to all the dreaming :) Firstly, we only know that we h.....
» 22/09/2009 7:41:12 AM *The Future Fund (which exists mainly to fund the future superannuation of politicians) ha.....
» 21/09/2009 6:53:34 PM *Although I wonder if there are quite a few managers out there on their way up the ladder .....
» 21/09/2009 2:27:12 PM *Surely no-one is 'worth' more than $5M for the work they do. I am not talking about profi.....
» 21/09/2009 12:59:31 PM Rache, the question is not if privatisation is a good or a bad thing, that is a separate q.....
» 21/09/2009 12:19:49 PM Perhaps the author should take a look at our current account deficit, which is as high as .....
» 21/09/2009 12:08:25 PM *The fact that you think you know more than God shows what state your heart is in* No run.....
» 20/09/2009 9:09:20 PM *However, there is a difference between your house and a monetary investment. You've gener.....
» 20/09/2009 4:00:27 PM *As a general principle, where’s the justice in merely handing over your cash and receivin.....
» 20/09/2009 3:18:11 PM This is actually a true story. In the country, people have a PO Box at the post office and.....
» 20/09/2009 1:54:35 PM I saw an interview this morning on the Insiders, with Martin Ferguson. It seems that the .....
» 20/09/2009 1:14:13 PM *I sell tasmanian beef and lamb as it is guaranteed 'steroid' and 'hormone ' free.* Rehct.....
» 20/09/2009 11:10:03 AM *When was the last time that shareholders made business decisions in a private company?* .....
» 19/09/2009 8:29:45 PM *Why not put it in the bank and earn a term deposit instead. It's much safer* Come on Rob.....
» 19/09/2009 2:25:01 PM RobP, I read Peter Ryan's article and IMHO, he is doing little more then what you are doin.....
» 19/09/2009 1:28:54 PM *Logically there has to be incentives for business. We have lost that old "a little b.....
» 19/09/2009 11:01:40 AM *Business success is a factor of management - not ownership and to suggest that a company .....
» 18/09/2009 9:33:48 PM *Does Howard bear some responsibility for putting Telstra on the market in the first place.....
» 18/09/2009 7:43:31 PM *Where is the "fat and lazy Govt monopoly" in that?* RobP, the majority owner o.....
» 17/09/2009 10:14:49 PM *It is also my understanding that what was handed over to the Future Fund was a substantia.....
» 17/09/2009 8:26:01 AM A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi and .....
» 16/09/2009 11:49:28 PM You are posting some good ones Dave, so here is one for you ! True Romantics! AUSTRALIAN .....
» 16/09/2009 7:21:05 PM *You're forgetting that super funds have the advantage of not having to put all their eggs.....
» 16/09/2009 6:56:08 PM *virus means dead/sick..not fittest surviving..or as if of null affect..not evolution* We.....
» 16/09/2009 6:38:23 PM *Keep the wages low so we can compete with offshore companies.* Now where did I say that .....
» 16/09/2009 2:35:20 PM Rather then "modern" awards, unions seemingly want to take us back to the dark a.....
» 16/09/2009 2:20:39 PM *I’m not sure you will get much sympathy either from non-share owning Australians* I've g.....
» 15/09/2009 9:13:10 PM *An old confusius saying he who die with fat belly dies with smile on face. With all this .....
» 15/09/2009 7:30:19 PM *give an example of a genetic mutation..or an evolutionary process..which can be seen to i.....
» 15/09/2009 12:37:28 AM The children began to identify the flavors by their color: Red.....................Cherry.....
» 12/09/2009 4:03:18 PM Arjay, productivity keeps increasing, in efficient sectors of the economy. Farming, mining.....
» 12/09/2009 2:37:32 PM *,>>...ahhh but what of the energu that traveled allong those atoms...as nerves/musc.....
» 12/09/2009 1:56:28 PM Arjay, you still don't get it and I don't think you ever will :) The economic gurus will .....
» 12/09/2009 12:56:58 PM Goldman bankers behaving badly #2 … “A millionaire banker offered an escort girl £500,000 .....
» 11/09/2009 12:46:33 PM Why on earth would they consider banning prostitution? The implication is that its ok to .....
» 11/09/2009 11:14:42 AM The fact is that Governments cannot make any decision which threaten the lights to go out......
» 11/09/2009 10:50:09 AM Sheesh, I did not need to guess who had started this thread :) Arjay, just relax and see .....
» 10/09/2009 10:24:21 PM *There's an absolutely huge literature about it* Yup CJ, I read lots of it, but perhaps j.....
» 10/09/2009 7:45:47 PM *Yabby – Seems you have not yet realised that it was the human male who asserted that only.....
» 10/09/2009 3:43:39 PM *though no doubt marriage was invented (by man of course) to accommodate the male’s sexual.....
» 10/09/2009 3:02:43 PM Well look at it this way Foxy. Given another generation or so about every 20 years, just .....
» 10/09/2009 12:10:45 AM Ahhh, some wonderful jokes ladies, congratulations! Keep em coming, its a shame that not .....
» 9/09/2009 8:56:33 PM *Do you think that a politician should be outed because he cheated on his car allowance. W.....
» 8/09/2009 11:33:52 PM *We slaughter our unborn and then complain about cruelty to dolphins in Japan.* Yeah, we .....
» 8/09/2009 10:52:50 PM *The common connection with Brogden to that of Della Bosca is that they both resigned beca.....
» 8/09/2009 9:40:34 PM *It failed to recommend mandatory quotas for women on boards* I should frigging hope so, .....
» 8/09/2009 9:28:14 PM Deary me, this whole story seems to basically be about Rupert. He's spent his whole life .....
» 7/09/2009 8:08:39 PM Banjo, in answer to your question, Buss covers that one. It seems that at ovulation, women.....
» 6/09/2009 11:04:39 PM *So out of the eleven richest and most successful people in Australia* Dickie dear, inher.....
» 6/09/2009 5:32:48 PM *It has always ensured the actions and decisions of previous administrations stay in the p.....
» 6/09/2009 3:57:18 PM A man and his wife are on a nude beach. They are just sitting there, when all of a sudde.....
» 6/09/2009 3:48:15 PM Dickie dear, your list is rather meaningless, in that it contains a number of younger blok.....
» 6/09/2009 10:39:12 AM *Current research clearly shows that the 'other woman' is vastly more likely to be an aver.....
» 5/09/2009 10:20:22 PM *We are more than the sum total of our electro chemical reactions.* Nobody claimed that .....
» 5/09/2009 8:46:35 PM *There are women out there who are attracted to older men for other reasons beside the on.....
» 5/09/2009 4:47:50 PM *Perhaps a little too simplistic a generalization to be worth much.* Not so Examinator, a.....
» 5/09/2009 3:15:30 PM *The interesting question is WHY, otherwise ordinary people, are able to score sex partner.....
» 5/09/2009 2:37:16 PM An Irishman an Englishman and a Scotsman were sitting in a bar in Sydney. The view was fan.....
» 4/09/2009 7:39:13 PM A woman from New York was driving through a remote part of Arizona when her car broke dow.....
» 4/09/2009 3:20:56 PM Ethel loved to speed in her wheelchair and charge around the nursinghome, taking corners o.....
» 4/09/2009 3:08:29 PM *Why cannot he come up with irrefutable scientific evidence that God does not exist?* Ray.....
» 3/09/2009 8:12:48 PM With all the serious discussion on OLO, time for a bit of humour: It was Postman Pat's la.....
» 3/09/2009 6:16:59 PM *It is a well known fact that since time immemorial, crusty old codgers have dangled their.....
» 3/09/2009 4:00:21 PM * Unlike your amateur dabbling, my intellectual investigation involved a couple of decades.....
» 2/09/2009 1:47:27 PM * and Yabby's is that what we do is influenced by our surroundings* RobP, my view is that.....
» 1/09/2009 6:09:47 PM *Come on Yabby - that's equivalent to me saying that sheep farming is about shearing, not .....
» 1/09/2009 2:43:34 PM *Not so sure we are all that successful as a species CJ.* Well exactly! The story ain't o.....
» 31/08/2009 2:20:12 PM *I've had the discussion with Yabby several times about the place of neuroscience in the m.....
» 30/08/2009 11:43:40 PM *rather it's one of the critical distinctions between humans and animals that we've evolve.....
» 30/08/2009 8:44:09 PM *The assignation of gender roles is cultural, rather than biological* Not so CJ, or the w.....
» 30/08/2009 2:03:58 PM *To be even clearer - your idea of woman as 'nurturer' and man as 'pioneer' is maladaptive.....
» 29/08/2009 2:18:49 PM Well for blokes there is always an option, as this poor bloke in China finally decided :).....
» 28/08/2009 9:41:57 PM Grim, your answers have all pretty well been figured out by evolutionary psychology. At .....
» 27/08/2009 9:43:07 PM Pelican, unions cashing in is only half of it. http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf.....
» 27/08/2009 7:52:09 PM The reality is that beggars cannot be choosers and given Australia's monthly current accou.....
» 27/08/2009 7:43:20 PM *Power so overwhelmingly given to the employers was not so new in the dark ages.* http://.....
» 27/08/2009 2:48:46 PM *the Catholic church continues to put up road blocks making it difficult/ discouraging wom.....
» 27/08/2009 2:38:39 PM *He voted NO.* Grim, let me elaborate on that. I personally don't care what they think of.....
» 26/08/2009 10:52:28 PM The facts show that there are a multitude of women who absolutaly thrive in Australia and .....
» 26/08/2009 8:48:36 PM Well Grim, to be brutally honest, once the worms move in to recycle you, you won't be ther.....
» 26/08/2009 2:53:45 PM *you’re about to say “oh you’ll be divorced in the end” or “you’re only together to save m.....
» 26/08/2009 11:26:18 AM Piper, you only need to go to middle and upper class suburbia, to find them in their tens.....
» 26/08/2009 9:12:10 AM *The 1951 Refugee Convention has become dysfunctional and is in great need of overhaul.* .....
» 26/08/2009 8:43:52 AM dickie dear, yes we know that crabs and scabies can spread like wildfire in those old peo.....
» 25/08/2009 10:48:37 PM *So where are you Yabby, I stuck on in for you and you've left me out to dry!* I'm right .....
» 24/08/2009 3:08:00 PM Antonious, the world is full of people like you, with a political agenda. If you hear anyt.....
» 24/08/2009 9:50:44 AM *yet your brain does not seem as open to other peoples ideas or experiences, particularly .....
» 23/08/2009 8:26:16 PM Piper, Dickie hates Yabby so much that she throws anything she can think of at him. She do.....
» 23/08/2009 2:23:53 PM Fraccy dear, just because I don't post on a thread, does not mean that I don't read what i.....
» 23/08/2009 10:11:55 AM *our brain is what makes us human and separate us from the animals.* Ah Antonious, your p.....
» 22/08/2009 7:05:53 PM Piper, to really understand how emotions effect us constantly, you need to understand how .....
» 22/08/2009 2:16:42 PM *FYI Yabby is in his 50's, he certainly has a mind-set that is from the 50's* Now to Frac.....
» 22/08/2009 12:33:39 PM *Okay hormones effect emotions which in some can completely mess with a decision making pr.....
» 21/08/2009 9:13:42 PM Piper, yes indeed there are cases of mothers who know that the future baby will be deforme.....
» 21/08/2009 3:40:12 PM *'Houllie, beware you too could wind up like Yabby - alone and paying a fortune to root a .....
» 20/08/2009 8:33:32 PM Dickie dear, you make my point for me. Fact is that even for BHP it is very difficult to f.....
» 20/08/2009 2:26:02 PM Wow Mary E, that last post would just about qualify you to join the OLO sisterhood club. C.....
» 20/08/2009 10:31:42 AM "The HoHoHo Factor!" Ho ho ho indeed :) Another classic Pericles post! Philo.....
» 20/08/2009 10:13:55 AM The WA Dept of Health produced a great little website to assist in educating 14-17 year ol.....
» 20/08/2009 9:58:42 AM *However, I advise you to read some more and read more widely.* Hehe Pynchme, your ignora.....
» 19/08/2009 7:57:06 PM *I don't know any parents recommending prostitution as a good career move* I don't know a.....
» 19/08/2009 4:49:27 PM *I know what a mobile phone is - you are just so insulting* Fraccy I should frigging hope.....
» 19/08/2009 1:03:43 PM *wouldn't it be more "practical" for men to stop giving away their sperm ? Maybe.....
» 18/08/2009 11:32:02 PM Sheesh Philo, you continue to try and make out that the early Xtians were a civilised and .....
» 18/08/2009 9:59:32 PM Ah Antonious, there seem to be good evolutionary reasons for all that! As a wise female f.....
» 18/08/2009 5:13:17 PM *I am going to ask you to do something very difficult - to empathise* ROFL Fractelle. Spe.....
» 18/08/2009 2:20:58 PM *Yabby, you are an idiot and I am embarrassed for your mother, unless your mother taught y.....
» 18/08/2009 12:32:25 PM Sheesh, they say that men and women (in general-not always) see the world through quite di.....
» 18/08/2009 10:08:30 AM Antonious, I quoted you my source, Wickipedia is referenced, if you want to check on where.....
» 17/08/2009 8:05:26 PM *A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that Afghanistan was neari.....
» 17/08/2009 6:18:02 PM *Soon or later women from poor countries will follow the western women and reduce the birt.....
» 16/08/2009 8:25:56 PM Hmmm OUG, I wonder if you read the article that I linked to. If you did, then did God for.....
» 16/08/2009 2:52:09 PM http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25717923-5002700,00.html The religious on .....
» 15/08/2009 10:50:05 PM Ah Ludwig, sounds to me like those Qld goils just can't help themselves having impure tho.....
» 15/08/2009 8:09:51 PM *Everybody want's THEIR morality to prevail, and for it to be enshrined in law.* Ah Mary .....
» 15/08/2009 7:33:23 PM *For me, the problem with religious opposition to euthanasia is that they wish to force th.....
» 14/08/2009 2:40:41 PM *Can you change pope's mind? NO! Can you change Muslim religious leaders minds? NO! Can yo.....
» 13/08/2009 11:48:15 AM *It is npt that we can not but that WE DO NOT CARE OR TRY AT ALL,* Nope Antonious, its t.....
» 12/08/2009 6:04:39 PM *I think you need to accept that bin Laden is a Muslim because his true desire was already.....
» 12/08/2009 2:33:51 PM *The other alternative is we aren't and therefore Yabby is correct we are totally the prod.....
» 12/08/2009 11:28:23 AM Banjo, saltbush is doing ok, with lots of farmers planting them these days, on salt affect.....
» 11/08/2009 9:56:34 PM *VERY LAZY AND OUR GOVERNMENTS WORK FOR THE CORPORATIONS AND THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS NO.....
» 10/08/2009 10:06:39 PM *may be even drop an eccy or two* Ah, that could explain the depression! As Susan Greenfi.....
» 10/08/2009 12:46:37 PM *A medically supervised passing gives them the best chance by FAR for a less distressing a.....
» 10/08/2009 12:28:08 PM *he now become a high specialist doctor check his "cliends" remotle and publish .....
» 9/08/2009 9:40:21 PM Sheesh Fraccy, looks like you have a great admirer there, there is hope for you yet :) An.....
» 9/08/2009 7:14:24 PM *And hence I have no reason for supposing my brain is composed of atoms.* Pynchme, clearl.....
» 9/08/2009 12:51:49 PM * legislation can be drawn up with enough administrative safeguards to prevent abuse * Fo.....
» 8/08/2009 6:07:03 PM *BUT THIS CHEMISTRY IS ADVANCED almost fully controled from human beings!* You miss my po.....
» 8/08/2009 3:10:01 PM *On testosterone and estrogen, as Examinator has noted these hormones are not just about a.....
» 8/08/2009 2:41:49 PM *Why does the medical profession pursue a vigorous therapy that benefits no one except the.....
» 7/08/2009 10:43:16 PM Well for what its worth, I think that what will happen to FP is what usually happens when .....
» 7/08/2009 9:53:36 PM *Sure the man should be allowed refuse food and medication like many others have done in t.....
» 7/08/2009 3:24:45 PM *Thank you good Sirs for sharing that information with us.* You are welcome Dickie. You a.....
» 7/08/2009 2:12:29 PM * I feel a bit guilty saying this but he should stop feeling sorry for himself he can stil.....
» 7/08/2009 12:22:55 PM *I suppose that, as a feminist, I lean more to putting this difference down to social cond.....
» 6/08/2009 11:00:33 PM http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=77&ContentID=160515 If you think that life .....
» 6/08/2009 1:56:39 PM *The International Energy Agency announces 10 years till global peak oil* Ah Eclispe, but.....
» 6/08/2009 11:56:33 AM Ah Dickie, I have actually had a copy of "The Floating Brothel" here in my libra.....
» 5/08/2009 10:33:06 PM *Yeah, sure, we mothers hide behind bushes, jump out on unsuspecting men, attach their dic.....
» 5/08/2009 10:04:20 PM *and don't let Rupert Murdoch buy all of your newspapers!* Don't worry about Rupert. He's.....
» 5/08/2009 8:47:45 PM *Fathers in Australia have been deserting wives and children since the first fleet where o.....
» 5/08/2009 2:37:26 PM * without really getting to the crux of the problem.* Well the crux of the problem is tha.....
» 4/08/2009 12:01:53 AM *You confuse fact with subjective interpretation.* Well Pymchme, biology is generally bac.....
» 3/08/2009 9:56:51 PM *Ahh Yabbs, I see now, it's up to the "woman" to make good choices, but not the .....
» 3/08/2009 9:06:09 PM Eclipse, no I am not against New-Urbanism, for I know it suits some people to live that wa.....
» 3/08/2009 8:15:22 PM *And if an old bloke my age can understand that basic biology, then surely anyone should b.....
» 3/08/2009 12:57:46 PM *Remember, 97% of freight in this country is done by truck.* Yes Eclipse it is, but again.....
» 2/08/2009 8:11:45 PM *Did you get that Pericles? Yabby?:* Deary me Dagget, so now I should get my knickers in .....
» 2/08/2009 7:40:59 PM *Hey Arjay… colonies (group/flocks whatever they are called) of monkey’s that have never c.....
» 2/08/2009 10:27:57 AM *Give it 5 to 10 years, and New Urbanists will be laughing so hard at all your trumped up .....
» 1/08/2009 10:10:10 PM *dare to ask...why do we love..to hate others? or is it just me?* OUG, you need to separa.....
» 1/08/2009 3:26:07 PM *I am not against you personally, just LE itself.* I know that Rehctub. I am not against .....
» 1/08/2009 12:48:29 PM *Rather, my goal has been to help you to demonstrate to all the readers at OLO just exactl.....
» 31/07/2009 11:15:50 PM Ah Eclipse, your mistake of course is to seek one magic bullet, when the future is all abo.....
» 31/07/2009 10:06:49 PM Sheesh Arjay, frankly I think its very decent of Pericles not to send you a bill, for all .....
» 31/07/2009 10:02:57 PM Eclipse, quite frankly methinks that you are getting your tits in a tangle over nothing. .....
» 31/07/2009 9:37:55 PM *Currently, around 73% of Australian households are in debt. * You are quite correct Grim.....
» 31/07/2009 9:13:03 PM * I'm probably showing my complete ignorance of the industry here, but it's a thought.* V.....
» 31/07/2009 8:41:40 PM *Well at least we are getting somewhere yabby, you do recognise that LE costs jobs.* Not .....
» 31/07/2009 9:50:05 AM Sure Rehctub would be against live exports, for butchers act out of self interest and want.....
» 30/07/2009 10:13:40 PM *How can any person believe they are 'worth' a million dollars a year (and much, much more.....
» 30/07/2009 9:12:46 PM * I'll be happy to argue about the physical reality; like how bankers are all filthy stink.....
» 30/07/2009 12:56:46 PM *The consumption of a 4 month old animal, like lamb is disgusting.* Desmond, lambs are co.....
» 30/07/2009 11:20:14 AM Well yes, we are all humans. Chimps and bonobos are our closest relatives, sharing around .....
» 30/07/2009 9:53:04 AM *We CAN get through this with clever, clean, green city design that is comfortable and tre.....
» 28/07/2009 7:08:49 PM *There is little left of that system today, and money does seem to play a more important r.....
» 28/07/2009 11:16:57 AM *while I worry for the 90%,* Grim, your worry is of course unfounded, for we know that on.....
» 28/07/2009 1:23:55 AM *i was further reminded just minutes ago...a show on sbs,called something like the darksid.....
» 27/07/2009 8:58:01 PM *Oh to be in the same tax bracket as the guy I'm paying to represent me.* There of course.....
» 27/07/2009 7:57:32 PM *oug provides a valuable service, keeping us abreast of the latest conspiracy theories.* .....
» 27/07/2009 2:55:14 PM *Be prepared to go up and not out.* Well lets take a look at how people lived, before all.....
» 27/07/2009 12:54:57 PM Sheesh, I did mention somewhere that I thought humanity was stupid enough, to eventually .....
» 27/07/2009 11:56:49 AM *Agriculture needs to be moved away from its heavy reliance on fossil fuels (including for.....
» 27/07/2009 10:42:31 AM E Knox, if you want to understand how society lands up with haves and have nots, google fo.....
» 26/07/2009 3:30:36 PM *Yabby, I am glad to see you green! for how many hours my friend?* About 35 years now Ant.....
» 25/07/2009 11:27:56 PM Antonious, if you think about it for a while, it will eventually hit you that Australia ac.....
» 25/07/2009 10:59:04 PM LOL Cornflower, in a way I can relate to what you are saying, as when I was in my late tee.....
» 25/07/2009 2:36:35 PM Lol Cornflower, in a past life I was that bad boy, but living in the country, where everyb.....
» 24/07/2009 10:57:41 PM *Pericles.Jim Rogers was not drunk.Perhaps tired but right on the money in terms of bailou.....
» 24/07/2009 10:18:18 PM We went on to the jewellery department where she picked out a pair of diamond earrings. Le.....
» 24/07/2009 10:13:58 PM Well given all the bad blood, perhaps time for some humour :) I always try to see the lig.....
» 24/07/2009 8:45:11 PM *The extra money was used to pay off the land/house and get a start* Actually Banjo, I bl.....
» 24/07/2009 7:31:48 PM Australia has clearly learnt nothing from the high rise developments in places like the US.....
» 24/07/2009 4:05:56 PM * that those areas of food production that can adapt to mechanization and bulk handling wi.....
» 24/07/2009 2:50:41 PM *You say it ought not to cost that much, that the manufacturers are scumbags who should ma.....
» 24/07/2009 11:16:44 AM *The money does not have to come from somewhere. Banks can create bank money by a simple e.....
» 23/07/2009 7:50:57 PM *As a humanist I find that the only reason we get cheap o/s products is the exploitation o.....
» 22/07/2009 10:47:31 PM *Yabby, Shame on you for buying imported tinned fruit.* Err hang on there Banjo. I just s.....
» 22/07/2009 9:37:26 PM Its ok Fractelle. We understand. After all those years, going from bloke to bloke, now at.....
» 22/07/2009 3:36:29 PM *And free trade in food has not led to cheaper prices for consumers only larger slices of .....
» 22/07/2009 3:19:14 PM *50 years ago, Australia had a (small) manufacturing industry* Indeed it did Grim, for Au.....
» 22/07/2009 2:59:23 PM *In Italy, where about 90% of the population profess Catholicism and 30% are active, they .....
» 22/07/2009 10:22:00 AM *The smart nations are those who have not bought into the free trade myth.* So says Pelic.....
» 21/07/2009 11:30:57 PM * I wouldn't exactly draw attention to Americans' health. Sadly they have about the worst .....
» 21/07/2009 10:19:01 PM *You did not have any other choice. There are not many from your community in Australia.* .....
» 21/07/2009 8:15:52 PM Antonious, what I understand is that you are extremely passionate about the things that yo.....
» 21/07/2009 6:42:09 PM *1. Each one of them feel weak, feel that is under threat and prefers to live all together.....
» 21/07/2009 5:59:26 PM * reductions in the fertility rate (births per woman) has come as a result of increased st.....
» 21/07/2009 5:41:51 PM * they're just trying to claw back some of the rights workers had 10-20 years ago,* Grim,.....
» 21/07/2009 11:56:28 AM If you really want to help the poor in these poorest areas, perhaps its time to provide th.....
» 21/07/2009 9:29:59 AM *Do you really think Aussie workers should be competitive with countries with lower wages .....
» 21/07/2009 9:05:54 AM *42% of the Australian land mass leased to a small number of hands with very low lease, fo.....
» 20/07/2009 6:44:38 PM *The question should be why we allow the pharmaceutical industry to make huge profits from.....
» 20/07/2009 5:41:07 PM *I have had 'GM information' stalls at markets & fairs. The thousands who signed petitions.....
» 20/07/2009 3:45:16 PM *If you are strong in your faith for the markets (consumers) to decide - why not let the m.....
» 20/07/2009 1:32:18 PM Grim, things were not structured around any awards, they were structured around the needs.....
» 19/07/2009 11:43:31 PM *by agreement between women's and men's legislatures since women and men value work diffe.....
» 19/07/2009 11:34:45 PM *We have a HUGE family here on great expanses on land; we'll all welcome ya!* I'm told th.....
» 19/07/2009 10:25:10 PM *People who do keep themselves in good shape save taxpayer's money. Should they be rewarde.....
» 19/07/2009 4:27:28 PM *Why should anti-GM consumers pay more for something they once enjoyed at a non-premium co.....
» 19/07/2009 3:34:06 PM *All the anti-GMers want is to not eat it - a reasonable request which elicits an 'all fur.....
» 19/07/2009 3:19:26 PM Grim, just because you seemingly lack the innovative entrepreneurial skills to think of wa.....
» 19/07/2009 12:57:05 PM Whew, fortunately even politicians are smarter then many of the cowboys posting on this th.....
» 18/07/2009 5:59:45 PM *Using some imagination, every idea I proposed could work for both employees and employers.....
» 18/07/2009 1:58:22 PM *How for instance, can the average corner store hope to compete with the buying power of C.....
» 18/07/2009 9:56:28 AM *Children are dying, to pay off debt.* Grim, you are mixing up a mumbo jumbo of facts, to.....
» 17/07/2009 8:56:21 PM *One mention of Sarah Palin and you see Nazis, Jewish persecution, Psychopaths and the Ku .....
» 17/07/2009 8:44:07 PM Well the 14.31 an hour is a bit misleading, the way I understand it. That applies if its .....
» 17/07/2009 3:29:32 PM *I mention Sancho because I find his reference to Dickens entirely pertinent to the discus.....
» 17/07/2009 11:10:13 AM *ongoing and inevitable inflation, debt relief for starving children, the continual wideni.....
» 16/07/2009 8:04:18 PM A very factual article. Many a gullible Western business man has been taken to the cleane.....
» 16/07/2009 11:43:27 AM OUG, it sounds like according to you, the size of the economy should be goverened, by the .....
» 16/07/2009 10:34:15 AM *we got conned to turn in our valuable silver for their..[the feds]valueless nickle...* R.....
» 15/07/2009 8:21:21 PM No Sancho, I am arguing that you have your wires crossed in a number of places. It was no.....
» 15/07/2009 3:20:45 PM Grim, I just checked the Westpac website and if you have 5k plus and commit to lending for.....
» 14/07/2009 10:45:27 PM Ah, the old "envy of the rich" human foible, keeps bugging many Australians, as .....
» 14/07/2009 9:34:07 PM *Yabby the real free market has not been allowed to operate.The reserve banks of the world.....
» 14/07/2009 9:18:13 PM Why are Australian companies less innovative then companies in other parts of the world? I.....
» 14/07/2009 11:20:26 AM *ONE BANK[westpac]...pays 21 billion to the fed [or some fed]...one smallish bank in the g.....
» 14/07/2009 10:24:49 AM *as i suspected your afraid your quoted numbers wont stand up in light of other numbers yo.....
» 14/07/2009 10:02:33 AM *After the $900 is spent, it inevitably winds up back in the (or 'a') bank again, at which.....
» 13/07/2009 10:06:37 PM I am always bemused when people claim to be able to accurately predict the future, for alo.....
» 13/07/2009 8:55:03 PM *Australia is the star of the financial meltdown and other countries are asking Swan for a.....
» 13/07/2009 8:45:44 PM Grim, sorry but I don't do Utube, for my net connection is a mobile one, with a 1 Gig mont.....
» 13/07/2009 8:11:02 PM Arjay, its simplistic to think that just an increase in the money supply, is responsible f.....
» 12/07/2009 11:29:21 PM *...every asset should be sold off [on the web...and 25 percent tax paid on true...[real v.....
» 12/07/2009 9:03:17 PM Arjay, in accounting terms, yes the money is created, as it again vanishes, when the loan .....
» 12/07/2009 3:31:34 PM Grim, it seems to be that you suffer the same misunderstanding as Arjay, which I have been.....
» 12/07/2009 2:49:52 PM Ok Arjay, I did a bit of homework for you, so that you can try to understand it all. So I .....
» 12/07/2009 1:42:04 PM *of how banks can lend many times more money into the system than they borrow* Ah Grim, y.....
» 12/07/2009 1:33:27 PM Yes Fozz, we import a whole lot of cheap and crappy low value consumer goods from China. T.....
» 12/07/2009 12:26:53 PM Arjay, in Australia it is APRA, which regulates so called ADIs or authorised deposit taki.....
» 11/07/2009 7:39:26 PM * I thought that NOW Chinese take our iron ore for nohing!* They still want it for less, .....
» 11/07/2009 2:40:32 PM *THE ONLY WAY FOR HUMANS TO STAY ALIVE IS THE SPACE* Deary me, what a frigging bunch of d.....
» 11/07/2009 2:22:17 PM Fozz, things like redundancy pay and pro rata long service leave pay, are the sorts of thi.....
» 10/07/2009 9:46:10 PM *Even Ben Bernanke has talked of "leverage" of 30 times real deposits which even.....
» 10/07/2009 7:33:15 PM *That a lot of what used to be free or very cheap has not been factored into the measures .....
» 10/07/2009 7:17:56 PM *Put simply, if an employer simply “can’t afford” to pay the legislated minimum wage then .....
» 10/07/2009 10:54:32 AM *No one else but banks are allowed to create money.The details of which banks and how they.....
» 10/07/2009 2:23:02 AM *Yabby writes that countries can't agree on anything. Ok then Yabbs, I guess that's a good.....
» 10/07/2009 12:10:34 AM Ok UOG, now we officially know that you are too stupid to debate this topic :) You seem t.....
» 9/07/2009 9:17:51 PM *The solution to any worldwide refugee situation is achieved by a coordinated effort by AL.....
» 9/07/2009 8:55:07 PM *The risks come with the territory, and neither governments nor workers are obliged to scr.....
» 9/07/2009 7:45:04 PM Arjay, banks by law have to keep a % of their total loan book as liquid reserves, like cas.....
» 9/07/2009 5:17:31 PM *they have a responsibility to invest some of it in innovation.* FP, you simply dreamed t.....
» 9/07/2009 12:00:35 PM *I have a suggestion for Kevin.Why not let the Credit Unions create money in their compute.....
» 9/07/2009 11:35:36 AM Wow, all these great terms and conditions! A bloke would have to be a fool, to start his o.....
» 8/07/2009 7:53:34 PM *and that banks seldom lend for innovation yet innovation is the generator of increased we.....
» 8/07/2009 4:08:23 PM *We should never have sold the CBA or any of the state banks since they did the job of the.....
» 6/07/2009 10:10:42 PM Sheesh, everyone is busy attacking everyone, the key points are being missed yet once agai.....
» 5/07/2009 3:57:37 PM Lol Mister, judging by your posts, we "know" that you have no qualifications :) .....
» 4/07/2009 2:16:15 PM CJ, I certainly don't think that Australia is so much more racist then anywhere else in th.....
» 1/07/2009 11:42:23 PM Well children, you are going to have to open your doors even more in future. For a new tre.....
» 1/07/2009 10:58:07 PM * if they follow the advice, are guaranteed a physical and spiritual health of far higher .....
» 1/07/2009 3:20:15 PM Ok Foxy, so maybe you are just a bit shy. There is actually a funny story behind that one.....
» 1/07/2009 2:36:17 PM Now come on girls, be daring! Try a short skirt and no knickers :).....
» 1/07/2009 2:28:37 PM *Until last week, illegal foreigners were immediately detained at detention centres and pu.....
» 1/07/2009 12:11:43 AM *The FACT is, people entering this country illegally at airports often, in fact very often.....
» 30/06/2009 11:13:16 PM *I have noticed a shift in attitude in both you and Yabby.Your defence of the Fed is not s.....
» 30/06/2009 4:41:40 PM *The US has lost a lot of their manufacturing industry and in reality like us,don't have r.....
» 30/06/2009 4:30:39 PM *Gotta protect myself against against the MULTITUDE of desperate terrorists in leaky boats.....
» 30/06/2009 3:21:46 PM *Strong deterrent messages from the Australian Government are not cutting through.* Ah Fo.....
» 29/06/2009 5:27:22 PM RobP, Goyder certainly means business and I think he's very smart and very sincere. But I .....
» 29/06/2009 10:51:00 AM RobP, a great deal of the changes going on within the reorganisation of Coles right now, a.....
» 28/06/2009 8:43:38 PM RobP, yes the market sets wage rates, but we also have minimum wage protection. As it happ.....
» 28/06/2009 4:04:33 PM RobP, welcome to the real world! Yes, some people will do mindless boring jobs and do it .....
» 28/06/2009 11:06:54 AM Ah Maxi, I have read your posts and already think I know the real problem. Your hatred of .....
» 27/06/2009 11:57:03 PM Arjay, you still don't get it. Lets say that the average worker did lose 7000$. It is chi.....
» 27/06/2009 11:39:51 PM Max, there is one thing that has always impressed me about WA rural types. When they have .....
» 27/06/2009 8:53:41 PM Arjay, the Fed could indeed have done nothing last September, just folded its arms, when t.....
» 27/06/2009 8:31:00 PM This weeks prices in WA at Coles - the specials Bananas 2.79 a kg lettuces 89c each pink .....
» 27/06/2009 2:27:41 PM 60 Minutes recently ran an interesting story about human dna testing. Its come a long way .....
» 26/06/2009 12:54:49 PM An interesting article by a clearly well informed author! I wonder if Martin has an opini.....
» 25/06/2009 11:29:42 PM Whilster, there well might be men who just love that concept with other men, just not in m.....
» 25/06/2009 10:14:04 PM Given the non ending squabbles between men and women in relationships, it seems to me that.....
» 25/06/2009 7:35:43 PM ROFL OUG, writing ditties and storing silver under the bed are clearly more up your ally t.....
» 25/06/2009 3:11:00 PM Yawn OUG, so what have you got your knickers in a twist about now? I just thought of a li.....
» 25/06/2009 10:45:09 AM Arjay, just a little reminder. There have been around 90 attempts to assassinate US presid.....
» 24/06/2009 9:35:50 PM *I suspect that most of what we sell goes to the middle and upper classes.* That depends .....
» 24/06/2009 8:15:29 PM *there is an industry that is getting financially rewarded out of proportion to what it ac.....
» 24/06/2009 3:05:13 PM Divergence, interesting post. I remind you that a great deal of the meat which we produce,.....
» 24/06/2009 1:44:21 PM RobP, Max is simply jumping from consipiracy theory to consipiracy theory right now. Yes, .....
» 24/06/2009 11:25:59 AM *The sole purpose of the majority of these extra positions in the chain is to make money f.....
» 23/06/2009 7:27:04 PM http://www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2005/04/14/1113251725602.html There you go Max, that's Bri.....
» 23/06/2009 5:20:14 PM * Do you see anywhere in the published figures the total cost of management, including all.....
» 23/06/2009 2:50:06 PM *The figures, from the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics, show 2336 women faced c.....
» 23/06/2009 1:10:11 PM *damn Yabby, those pesky women objecting to perpetual male supervision again!* Ah Whistle.....
» 23/06/2009 1:06:01 PM * forget the clever accounting* So is that what it is eh Maxi. The shareholders would lov.....
» 23/06/2009 11:07:17 AM *can you imagine men still argue fear of women is valid!* Well Whilstler its not unknown .....
» 23/06/2009 10:56:17 AM So a question. If Coles and Woolies are doing the ripping off, why does it not show in the.....
» 22/06/2009 9:50:08 PM *and what you're doing now - is simply stirring. I know that you fully understand the poin.....
» 22/06/2009 8:21:44 PM *Considering people have to pay rent, food, transport and all the other things involved wi.....
» 22/06/2009 3:07:57 PM *Those in the worst conditions, earning little money and having to obtain social security .....
» 21/06/2009 11:11:57 PM *It's the ideology of greed, which leaves no room for social equity, compassion or the ide.....
» 21/06/2009 9:50:02 PM Ah Foxy, I was calling you a turkey, even if an endearing one, for writing such uninformed.....
» 21/06/2009 5:43:34 PM *In difficult financial times - this can't go on. And that's something that you should be .....
» 21/06/2009 2:55:51 PM ROFL, you two turkeys know about as much about Switzerland, as most ignorant Americans kno.....
» 20/06/2009 8:49:41 PM Arjay, I remind you that despite every male in Switzerland doing their 17 weeks of trainin.....
» 20/06/2009 8:04:37 PM *Question to ask, what does the community of the future need most?* Fractelle, interestin.....
» 20/06/2009 7:14:10 PM Foxy, sometimes you write some interesting posts, but that last one was plain ridiculous. .....
» 20/06/2009 3:53:52 PM Well I'm going to disagree with all you old farts here and agree with Brett :) I did 17 w.....
» 20/06/2009 3:26:51 PM None of you seem to be aware of the huge demographic problem that we are heading towards. .....
» 20/06/2009 3:10:55 PM Foxy, the mining boom really got going in around 2004. Costello had been paying off our de.....
» 19/06/2009 9:07:56 PM *We are and have been swimming in debt for a decade and Costello didn't notice..."* .....
» 19/06/2009 8:24:29 PM Ludwig, I'm trying to explain to you what drives this whole thing, for I think that you ar.....
» 19/06/2009 1:29:47 PM So RobP, it seems that you want a nanny in your life. In that case you should maybe have m.....
» 19/06/2009 11:37:23 AM *What hard stuff did he do that made a difference for the ordinary Joe living in suburbia?.....
» 19/06/2009 9:43:38 AM *The foreign debt of the Costello economy went up to around the highest per capita in the .....
» 18/06/2009 11:12:43 PM Ho ho ho Ludwig, methinks that you really are kidding yourself, about how politics really .....
» 18/06/2009 8:19:36 PM Examinator, you are clearly out of touch with today's agriculture.They got rid of the supe.....
» 18/06/2009 7:55:14 PM RobP, what Costello thought or was doing, was regularly reported in the financial pages by.....
» 18/06/2009 3:59:22 PM *As someone who has always worked, is buying her own home and would rather gouge out her e.....
» 18/06/2009 12:36:44 PM *It provides a good take on Peter Costello.* Actually Foxy, no it does not. Its just a yo.....
» 18/06/2009 11:12:06 AM The global population is still growing at 80 million a year, so the whole Australian popul.....
» 17/06/2009 8:50:01 PM * A lot of noise from the vested-interest big business sector, yes.* Oh no, its far more .....
» 17/06/2009 6:52:47 PM *The community wouldn’t have protested if Costello had knocked Keating’s baby bonus on the.....
» 17/06/2009 2:29:09 PM *I know you are a misogynistic old goat* Ah Fractelle, you misuse the term. Check out wha.....
» 17/06/2009 12:30:08 PM You lot seem to forget that its people who are driving the more growth economy. Politician.....
» 17/06/2009 10:08:13 AM Whistler, it seems to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. You still can't ge.....
» 17/06/2009 9:22:14 AM I find it rather amusing, that some people dislike Costello because of his smirk. Hey, lik.....
» 17/06/2009 9:07:44 AM *"women crash the global economy and then run around endlessly nagging men to do some.....
» 16/06/2009 8:37:19 PM *Like wheat etc that actually costs more per tonne than it yields. (that is if you factor .....
» 16/06/2009 9:25:49 AM He'll certainly have no financial worries, for his parliamentary pension, given that he w.....
» 15/06/2009 10:20:48 AM *Isn't "making cups of tea in town" just where you want them to be, while you al.....
» 14/06/2009 2:49:58 PM *If men feel dismay at (supposedly) doing all the dirty work, as you claim, then there's n.....
» 12/06/2009 8:42:54 PM The 5 year old girl was a very sad story indeed, its a long story. To cut it short, when t.....
» 12/06/2009 8:37:08 PM *"It is never the woman's fault" which, of course is untrue; women can behave as.....
» 11/06/2009 10:31:17 PM *Truth is, business is not rocket science and business people are mostly not rocket scient.....
» 11/06/2009 4:06:32 PM Ah SJF, your last little outburst about Antiseptic, simply shows your own lack of ability .....
» 11/06/2009 3:50:25 PM Hang on there Marko, you are verging on the ridiculous. Perhaps the Taliban should stop h.....
» 11/06/2009 3:35:38 PM Nasho, I don't think its that people don't care, but the whole baby boomer generation is f.....
» 11/06/2009 9:46:27 AM *Never owned one though so I don't know how necessary it is to act so distant from them.* .....
» 10/06/2009 11:07:57 PM *The silence and denial all around us helps the abuse to continue.* There is actually som.....
» 9/06/2009 9:36:13 AM Pymchme, perhaps you should be embarrassed for posting such a stupid comment in the first.....
» 8/06/2009 10:20:34 PM *Hey Yabby, as far as I can see, a home-mortgage IS Usury, unbridled!.* Of course Maxi. H.....
» 8/06/2009 9:20:30 PM *But maybe I should feel fortunate to find an enjoyment from my pets that is beyond the co.....
» 8/06/2009 9:14:02 PM Nasho 23, you make many valid points, but I am afraid that the reality of the gravy train .....
» 8/06/2009 8:18:26 PM *Problems of overgrazing and overfishing would surely be ameliorated by the reduction in p.....
» 8/06/2009 7:58:00 PM *and steer it onto that thread where I destroyed Diamond's claims about "Rwandan over.....
» 8/06/2009 10:22:26 AM *can anyone seriously suggest that the male is trained to focus on an animal but can't see.....
» 8/06/2009 10:16:10 AM *self-regulation cant work with greedy money-grubs such as yourself..as revealed by the ve.....
» 7/06/2009 11:28:59 PM All that effort UOG, yet no links to show that anyone was given 7 trillion $, let alone ju.....
» 7/06/2009 10:13:11 PM Ah, just as I thought, UOGs claim was nonsense, the insurance industry never got 7 trilli.....
» 7/06/2009 9:28:32 PM Clearly you are still dreaming on, Dream On. If you followed the present crisis in America.....
» 7/06/2009 9:10:58 PM *[..thus even insurances/underwriters got their 7 trillion in govt bailouts* ROFL UOG, wh.....
» 6/06/2009 10:29:12 PM UOG, the board of governors determines policy, the 12 reserve banks impliment that policy......
» 6/06/2009 9:53:31 PM *regardless of how undignified BOTH might APPEAR* Hehe Pynchme, sitting on the toilet is .....
» 6/06/2009 8:31:27 PM *that men are entitled to treat females any way they want; use their bodies any way they w.....
» 6/06/2009 8:17:39 PM *I personally find it objectionable these claims that the high costs of product are a dire.....
» 6/06/2009 2:16:42 PM Arjay, where is your evidence that the 12 US Reserve Banks, own shares in US media compani.....
» 5/06/2009 8:02:13 PM *fed reserve SYSTEMor rather the system within the system that takes the cream well before.....
» 5/06/2009 2:24:22 PM UOG, you have as many conspiracy theories about the Fed, as you do about everything else :.....
» 5/06/2009 9:46:38 AM Arjay I know that you are in love with your conspiracy theories, so won't let the truth ge.....
» 4/06/2009 9:54:30 PM Bernanke was on Bloomberg yesterday, being interviewed by a Senate finance committee. He m.....
» 4/06/2009 8:27:16 AM Arjay, not so, I am prepared to discuss anything, as long as it makes sense, is thought th.....
» 2/06/2009 11:04:03 PM Arjay, I'm really not sure what your point is. The RBA is in control of the money supply i.....
» 2/06/2009 4:44:50 PM *After all, that’s what advocacy groups do – they automatically stick up for their members.....
» 2/06/2009 10:19:11 AM DreamOn, what large listed companies do is certainly not creative accounting, or they woul.....
» 1/06/2009 11:56:47 PM Arjay, there are many things which affect inflation. For one if workers want pay rises abo.....
» 1/06/2009 8:08:40 PM *By vitue of removing the banks's ability of creating inflationary money the NMF would hav.....
» 1/06/2009 3:07:58 PM *The world is growning under the strain of over population.* Yup it is, for they are bree.....
» 1/06/2009 1:15:23 PM *For the last time: The girl was NOT one of the groupies.* Ginxy dear, when a chick start.....
» 1/06/2009 1:01:22 PM Either the author is not the brightest of little buttons, or he perhaps has some agenda to.....
» 31/05/2009 10:41:37 PM I haven't followed the posts on this thread for a while, but have just read a few and have.....
» 31/05/2009 3:05:24 PM There you go Arjay, at least you got a patronising pat the on the head from examinator. A.....
» 30/05/2009 7:57:13 PM UOG, how much is enough? Whatever we decide it to be. In my case I think I have enough, to.....
» 30/05/2009 2:52:03 PM *If Pericles or Yabby read this,duck,since they will spitting chips with the venom of a Ki.....
» 30/05/2009 2:30:21 PM When Bunnings Warehouse Trust, who own about 60 of those Bunnings buildings, issued a righ.....
» 30/05/2009 2:26:36 PM UOG, all that you are showing is that you don't understand the fundamentals of the share m.....
» 30/05/2009 10:33:10 AM Pynchme, I hardly think that evolution theory is dated. With blokes like this guy around, .....
» 29/05/2009 8:25:58 PM Arjay, what I think is that you simply don't understand the big picture here. Fact is the .....
» 29/05/2009 7:21:12 PM *Yabby's response is rather coy for such a self-professed libertine, employing the 'neithe.....
» 29/05/2009 2:29:03 PM *also have invested in stamps...books/art..[not that modern s-crap]..as well as diversifie.....
» 29/05/2009 11:05:04 AM Ah UOG, you would have just made Arjay's day. No more worries about Australia's debts, for.....
» 28/05/2009 8:34:05 PM *So they have been paying her money to keep quiet. Hush money?* Sharkfin, you should have.....
» 28/05/2009 2:09:08 PM *Has the penny dropped yet Yabby?* Lol Arjay, you do have a sense of humour. What would y.....
» 27/05/2009 10:10:27 PM *I think this girl was set up by these football players even to the point of taking her ho.....
» 27/05/2009 9:18:59 PM UOG, all you are doing, is digging your self an ever deeper hole here. I fully agree with .....
» 27/05/2009 5:20:37 PM UOG, I seldom bother to decipher your mumbo jumbo posts these days, but I made a bit of an.....
» 27/05/2009 2:54:53 PM *but rather that breeding will be sustainable, in part indexed to the base line of the saf.....
» 27/05/2009 10:30:34 AM Pelican, each year when the budget appears, the major papers do a budget breakdown. I gene.....
» 26/05/2009 7:51:30 PM *OLO is not-IS NOT:- currently a forum that is female friendly. I made a comment about fem.....
» 26/05/2009 7:36:16 PM Arjay, your last post suggests to me, that you don't even have a clue, what role the share.....
» 26/05/2009 2:52:39 PM Err hang on Fractelle. I post many posts which nobody finds insulting. Some however dish .....
» 25/05/2009 7:59:37 PM *As stated in the article, the footy players don't go for strong, confident women, they go.....
» 25/05/2009 7:49:47 PM There certainly is a good case to be made for better sex education classes in Australia, w.....
» 25/05/2009 5:53:22 PM *If you take the simplistic Yabby-evolutionary-biology-is-destiny POV from this, then what.....
» 24/05/2009 8:39:09 PM Ah CJ, you lost your bet, for in fact I speak fluent German and a bit of French, enough to.....
» 24/05/2009 3:15:03 PM *There has been some pretty outlandish logic on this thread, I got confused......{-_o}!!* .....
» 24/05/2009 2:34:04 PM *ie when the country can no longer afford to pay pensioners a minimum "australian&quo.....
» 24/05/2009 2:19:14 PM *Peter you got that right my copy is in use daily it is just the right size to stop my bed.....
» 24/05/2009 2:13:14 PM *There are more important things to do in schooltime than teach material merely because of.....
» 24/05/2009 1:54:58 PM Actually Arjay, if you manage to ever tune in to Bloomberg, quite alot of those members of.....
» 23/05/2009 9:54:41 PM *What must be remembered is that these fit healthy strong young men are extremely attracti.....
» 23/05/2009 2:43:59 PM *Kevin Rudd need not go into debt,just borrow from our own RBA.* I seem to recall Mugabe .....
» 23/05/2009 8:48:52 AM Arjay, it seems to me that you are taking a simplistic approach to all of this, because yo.....
» 22/05/2009 10:53:49 PM Arjay, I know that you don't want to hear it, but Pericles is correct about money, the ban.....
» 22/05/2009 6:49:38 PM *This would mean that sperm from a lot of men is being channelled into one woman – the ver.....
» 22/05/2009 2:21:28 PM *The groupie slags might lose interest, or just develop into fans and not *^^!*^'s!* Ah G.....
» 22/05/2009 11:45:32 AM *Governments waste many more dollars on 'spin' projects and the bottomless pit of Defence .....
» 22/05/2009 12:58:26 AM Ah there you go Pychme, four posts in a row, you got it all off your chest and should feel.....
» 22/05/2009 12:24:58 AM Ah DD, but I am not complaining. Simply pointing out to you that you had your financial k.....
» 21/05/2009 8:56:45 PM *Yabby, I think the group sex thing needs to ultimately go from everywhere* RobP, fair en.....
» 21/05/2009 6:49:22 PM *How can you be so sure? * RobP, if people arn't being locked up for rape, then that is t.....
» 21/05/2009 2:42:59 PM Antonious, thanks for your comment. Yes on this matter, we largely agree. On other subject.....
» 21/05/2009 10:13:39 AM Manorina, you make some very valid points. Ozbib, surely you can teach kids rational thin.....
» 20/05/2009 11:28:44 PM *Unless of course this is the day they finally come for you and lock you away because you .....
» 20/05/2009 10:34:25 PM *over to you Yabby, ie did you ever fund your future?* Yup. I will never in my lifetime, .....
» 20/05/2009 9:59:11 PM RobP, if your previous post was interpreted differently to how you meant it, I was not th.....
» 20/05/2009 6:44:32 PM *Surely the footballers would have a clue that some of the women who vie for their attenti.....
» 20/05/2009 2:50:45 PM *That doesn't mean that because she asked for it originally, she wasn't abused and the bad.....
» 20/05/2009 10:19:14 AM You can't really compare the European situation with Australia. In Europe you only have to.....
» 20/05/2009 12:49:10 AM *Do you mean apart from not meeting Foxy , Fractelle, Bronwyn, Pelican, Romany, Oh hell mo.....
» 20/05/2009 12:15:27 AM *I would never have described myself as being "straight-laced," but perhaps in t.....
» 19/05/2009 10:37:38 PM DD, my post clearly went above your head, but such is life. My point remains that total s.....
» 19/05/2009 8:58:08 PM Ginxy, you still don't get it, but then perhaps you are just so busy defending the sisterh.....
» 19/05/2009 8:34:03 PM *Howard experts said OAPensioners cost less than 1% of the $111 billion So why are you bas.....
» 19/05/2009 10:56:44 AM *So the needy not the greedy benefit.* Sharkfin, that line of Belly's kind of sums it up .....
» 18/05/2009 11:53:53 PM Sheesh Foxy, you are a worry, you really are. Last week we had a story on 4 Corners, abou.....
» 18/05/2009 9:53:04 PM *please break this up the thread is about OAP, not Lonely Mothers Pension* Divorce Doctor.....
» 18/05/2009 8:19:37 PM Aha, the plot thickens! *But since then the New Zealand Accident and Compensation Commiss.....
» 18/05/2009 4:52:18 PM * the millions poured into highly profitable private companies, coal, oil, etc* Maxi, whe.....
» 18/05/2009 4:38:05 PM *Yabby, what codswallop, using ‘basic evolutionary biology’ to excuse what happened.* Ana.....
» 18/05/2009 12:42:29 PM *Poor China will find that the white mans contract is not to be trusted and once again per.....
» 18/05/2009 11:13:46 AM CJ, I have no idea why some footballers are keen on circle jerks. I've never been in their.....
» 18/05/2009 10:29:50 AM Nasho, I am sure that many would like to see a higher pension, but it has to be balanced a.....
» 17/05/2009 9:43:20 PM Sheesh CJ, you are a worry, you really are. This debate has so many sides to it and all yo.....
» 17/05/2009 8:04:06 PM *Yabby, because the root cause of the problem in this situation is men acting badly. Women.....
» 17/05/2009 3:12:24 PM Csteele, I read the old testament and it told me to kill my neighbour for working on the s.....
» 17/05/2009 10:19:06 AM *Did you pummel your chest after you wrote that Yabbs?* No Ginxy dear, I did not. But I a.....
» 16/05/2009 9:58:35 PM Its all a huge conspiracy theory! Just ask mil-observer! Only his guru, Mr Larouche, has .....
» 16/05/2009 8:48:54 PM Foxy, it sounds like the girl picked and chose whom she slept with, not just any of them o.....
» 16/05/2009 5:01:02 PM *Therefore all "loose" women should be rounded up and incarcerated.* No Foxy, l.....
» 16/05/2009 2:09:43 PM Sheesh Cheryl, you and MO are not the brightest posters, you really arn't. All these litt.....
» 16/05/2009 12:36:22 PM Yes Foxy, it answers the question for me. It seemingly shows the urgent need for the educa.....
» 15/05/2009 1:37:29 PM The thing is Foxy, once again you seem to think that it is the blokes who need to change. .....
» 15/05/2009 1:21:55 PM *Nope, I just won the argument, in detial, point-for-point* Hehe MO, in your little mind .....
» 14/05/2009 11:15:06 PM dear Foxy, The perception of a problem, is very much in the eye of the beholder. As a fr.....
» 14/05/2009 10:13:25 PM http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25477148-421,00.html This story add a bit of intrigu.....
» 14/05/2009 2:54:11 PM Back in my young and wild days, I can remember waking up on the odd occasion with a sore h.....
» 14/05/2009 11:20:35 AM *What creates this weakness in you * Oops Foxy, there was silly me, being rational and lo.....
» 14/05/2009 10:51:36 AM MO, you do a great job at shooting down your own strawman arguments. Clearly you are havin.....
» 13/05/2009 9:45:36 PM *I agree with you about Jewely - she's probably the smartest of us all.* Well this thread.....
» 13/05/2009 8:06:47 PM *Can it be definitively established that the foetus is not human?* KMB, sure a foetus is .....
» 13/05/2009 3:31:17 PM KMB, you are a newby poster on OLO, but let me assure you, its been discussed to death and.....
» 13/05/2009 2:59:29 PM *Let people make their own choices about how many children they have. I believe we have no.....
» 13/05/2009 10:29:03 AM *We used to burn coal and natural gas - now we can use the sun to make steam* What about .....
» 12/05/2009 8:04:25 PM *many other posters here who are railing againts the anti-populationists are all for women.....
» 12/05/2009 11:43:55 AM Ok UOG, we know that you are proud that you learned to use your google bar, claimed as a g.....
» 11/05/2009 10:50:54 PM Ok, I will remember to send them a donation for Planned Parenthood do some great work, in .....
» 11/05/2009 7:51:48 PM Examinator, you can waffle on and try as many times as you like, you can introduce as many.....
» 11/05/2009 2:40:16 PM So who is actually promoting "forced sterilisation"? It seems to be mainly in .....
» 10/05/2009 10:49:16 PM *To believe such things must surely be akin to accepting a religious dogma.* Fester, I th.....
» 10/05/2009 10:33:58 PM *Rules be damned.* Examinator, the Viet Cong did not know the rules and look what happen.....
» 10/05/2009 2:15:11 PM *while studies of other animals show a pack mentality which also works for the good of the.....
» 9/05/2009 7:29:27 PM Examinator, you are a great one for shooting down your own strawman arguments. Perhaps you.....
» 9/05/2009 12:20:57 PM *Ah, but there is of course more to the brain then just urges. We are the product of our p.....
» 8/05/2009 10:27:09 PM *We are indeed greater than the sum of our primal urges* Ah, but there is of course more .....
» 8/05/2009 5:21:37 PM *Let me say that again. They are advocating sterlisation programs for third world women. T.....
» 8/05/2009 12:09:34 PM *Only Cheryl or Mil-ob would think that this is a great situation* Of course those two ca.....
» 7/05/2009 8:36:12 PM Well sorry folks, but I certainly saw the humour and wit in Houllies posts and enjoyed the.....
» 7/05/2009 4:35:47 PM *Religious ideology also contributed to the country's deepening demographic problems. The.....
» 6/05/2009 8:49:24 PM *I think we'd all like you to write down more bible quotes.* Err Houllie, don't encourage.....
» 6/05/2009 2:38:18 PM Pericles, I tend to blame it on well meaning parents of our generation. Many said that th.....
» 5/05/2009 11:04:12 PM *The question of what benefit is derived from a growing population forms the basis of my o.....
» 5/05/2009 10:04:50 PM *Logically then hard wiring would necessitate the male being frustrated in the number of a.....
» 5/05/2009 8:48:54 PM I guess this article shows the difference in intelligence between journalists like Pilger,.....
» 5/05/2009 2:09:04 PM Pelican, great post with lots of truisms! But I agree with Houllie, forget the "victi.....
» 4/05/2009 8:40:13 PM Rhian, this snippet from your URL matters: *Improvements in contraceptive technology are .....
» 4/05/2009 6:39:57 PM *Yabby, the fact is some men and women are born good looking and whether they intend it or.....
» 4/05/2009 2:25:33 PM Ah Foxy, don't take snippets of mine out of context please. This is what I wrote: *But yo.....
» 3/05/2009 9:52:32 PM *It's fair to acknowledge that Julian Simon made mistakes, nonetheless, his general thesis.....
» 3/05/2009 8:40:54 PM Well PF, as you know, I don't often quote religious books lol, buuut, we do have the old h.....
» 3/05/2009 8:20:25 PM *I reckon you've enjoyed yourself here, haven't you Yabbs?* Umm yup. A bit of mental gymn.....
» 3/05/2009 2:59:12 PM No, no, no PF, its those friggin swines that are the problem! Its called swine flue for g.....
» 3/05/2009 11:29:50 AM Fractelle, my comment about gay magazines was related to Romany, who seemingly was not imp.....
» 2/05/2009 8:41:01 PM *GET A LIFE YOU WEAK INSECURE LITTLE WALLY'S).* That's the real fear Ginxy. A life with s.....
» 2/05/2009 11:39:30 AM Ah, that is very sweet of you Foxy, how you rush to the defence of one of your OLO sisters.....
» 1/05/2009 9:22:00 PM *i wouldnt have had to waste all day finding out where the swine that made the flue gets h.....
» 1/05/2009 8:09:33 PM UOG, you might believe that God gave you the ability to google, but rest assured that the .....
» 1/05/2009 7:34:09 PM So there we have it then. Fractelle is pissed off at alot of men, but not all, because th.....
» 30/04/2009 8:43:55 PM Well MOs posts are about as crazy as the newspapers put out by the CEC, so he could well b.....
» 30/04/2009 8:19:09 PM *Men and women are treated in different ways and different patterns of behaviour are exp.....
» 29/04/2009 11:18:48 PM *Even when men and women do similiar jobs, they have different titles and pay scales. * F.....
» 29/04/2009 9:24:34 PM *Then a person's individual human qualities, rather than their biological sex, would be th.....
» 28/04/2009 9:49:14 PM *the real culprits in this anti-human population growth canker are the greens led by bob b.....
» 28/04/2009 3:06:30 PM Bushbasher, fyi I was having a lighthearted dig at Bronwyn, for on another thread she wrot.....
» 28/04/2009 10:23:58 AM * I have never held all men to blame* Very true Fractelle, so you blame most men. Somebod.....
» 27/04/2009 8:19:17 PM *Men control the media.* Foxy, both men and women work in the media. The media gives peop.....
» 27/04/2009 7:52:49 PM Ah Keith, it was of course your friend George, who appointed Cox as the chief regulator of.....
» 27/04/2009 7:27:59 PM *I agree that advertising uses such stereotyping which really insults the integrity of bot.....
» 27/04/2009 1:52:35 PM *Unlike some here, Ludwig, you do have a heart. Please listen to it. :)* Translated from .....
» 27/04/2009 1:34:56 PM *I suggest you read about the Muslim Brotherhood.* Ah Examinator, but out of the Muslim B.....
» 27/04/2009 1:22:59 PM The BBC "World Debate", had a debate about the topic of a global sustainable pop.....
» 27/04/2009 1:06:48 PM *The problem is, those values of border protection are inconsistent with the values Austra.....
» 27/04/2009 12:56:02 PM *But the prevalence of the male gaze does mean that women judge themselves harshly and fin.....
» 26/04/2009 10:48:58 PM Ginx, in a way you make my point for me, as all the kerfuffle with asylum seekers from the.....
» 26/04/2009 2:30:18 PM Ginx, I think you are confusing the figures for asylum seekers, with those of refugees. Y.....
» 26/04/2009 2:14:34 PM To answer the question, I think that Obama has a more modern worldview, as much has chang.....
» 26/04/2009 1:45:11 PM Given this discussion, when I picked up the papers today, I spotted a copy of "Zoo&qu.....
» 25/04/2009 11:03:50 PM *Ho hum - yet more wild guesses about my sex life, it seems!* Romany, that is highly unli.....
» 25/04/2009 7:45:13 PM *We as a country are contracted international agreements to take refugees.* Duh Examinato.....
» 25/04/2009 4:58:56 PM Ah Fractelle, according to Romany it seems that the witchity grubs were the problem, but n.....
» 25/04/2009 3:21:37 PM *BUT I very much doubt that New Idea has found use by women as a masturbatory aid.* Perh.....
» 25/04/2009 2:35:08 PM There are two sides to this debate and the pirates do actually make a valid point: Along t.....
» 25/04/2009 2:11:24 PM I spoke to a friend of mine yesterday, who operates a small business working on mining ma.....
» 25/04/2009 12:36:33 PM Ok its related to what Rehctub is saying, but Robert Gottliebsen wrote an interesting arti.....
» 25/04/2009 1:38:23 AM CJ, I thought I had spelled it out quite clearly, but it seems not clearly enough for you......
» 24/04/2009 9:36:15 PM *This entire thread is an essentially dishonest attempt to stir up the latent xenophobic s.....
» 24/04/2009 9:13:56 PM *American people are not idiots.* Err that is highly debatable :) Twice they voted for G.....
» 24/04/2009 7:13:47 PM *We may find that they satisfy similar corners of the brain, or something like that.* I t.....
» 24/04/2009 6:49:18 PM *If Australia (and other wealthy nations) were to set up their own processing centres ther.....
» 23/04/2009 10:04:11 PM *The article acknowledges that too many people is bad he simply gives PERSPECTIVE and OBJE.....
» 23/04/2009 8:55:25 PM *You mentioned that the UNHCR criteria defining a genuine refugee was stricter that what t.....
» 23/04/2009 12:25:44 PM *I learnt long ago that Yabby's heart is well and truly ruled by his head. * Well I shoul.....
» 23/04/2009 11:29:12 AM CJ sorry, I did not mean to ignore your question. I gather that there is already a UNHCR p.....
» 22/04/2009 8:25:16 PM Ah Examinator, as usual you show a lack of wisdom :) It would of course be very easy to i.....
» 22/04/2009 2:09:49 PM I love all this Western guilt trip stuff! So if I live in Mauritius, strip farm the fores.....
» 22/04/2009 1:45:25 PM *It takes more than a good story to fool the hard-nosed bureaucrats whose decisions seal t.....
» 22/04/2009 8:55:18 AM Foxy, I think we speak a different language here in Western Australia, for terms that we c.....
» 22/04/2009 8:27:18 AM I agree with Bugsy, the days of the gold standard have long gone. Today I see money as ju.....
» 21/04/2009 8:34:09 PM Foxy, for me there certainly is a point, but it goes well beyond the standard Govt spin, p.....
» 21/04/2009 2:18:53 PM Foxy I saw that interview. So what is your point?.....
» 21/04/2009 2:11:49 PM Hasbeen, twenty years ago I put in a solar hot water system. Its been great for 20 years, .....
» 21/04/2009 9:45:33 AM Antiseptic, I've hed a few shares in companies like Origin and Boral for years now. If the.....
» 20/04/2009 9:18:52 PM *courtesy of a mass-media that's milking the isssue for all it's worth.* Come on CJ, you .....
» 20/04/2009 8:06:03 PM Antispectic, the way I understand it, the bottle exchange system is a completely different.....
» 20/04/2009 2:22:34 PM Ah rstuart, but you also have to pay for is double time plus costs for when he is not atte.....
» 20/04/2009 1:05:57 PM *Today I went to the local service station to swap my 9Kg BBQ gas bottle* Ah that was on .....
» 19/04/2009 11:14:17 PM *What's the big deal about a few hundred 'boat people'? * CJ, at some point you have to t.....
» 19/04/2009 12:48:51 PM Sheesh, logic and reason seem to be in short supply on OLO at times. Now either asylum se.....
» 18/04/2009 11:31:10 PM Now now Foxy, you just stick to your friggin bicycle and don't you scratch the paintwork o.....
» 18/04/2009 9:34:04 PM This is a tricky one to answer, for I don't think that the author, or anyone else for that.....
» 18/04/2009 2:37:13 PM Well we could argue about the speed thinggy Fractelle, for the Tesla is not exactly slow. .....
» 18/04/2009 2:10:28 PM http://www.teslamotors.com/index.php There you go Fractelle, that shows you the potential.....
» 18/04/2009 1:51:19 PM *Setting fire to their boat when they become a liability wouldn't count as a "good&qu.....
» 18/04/2009 10:49:04 AM Ah Mikk, perhaps you have not thought about this one too well, or you would realise that i.....
» 17/04/2009 11:28:29 PM If I got it right, that is what I heard Kevin07 say about people smugglers. Now either our.....
» 14/04/2009 8:50:35 PM UOG, ah of course, it is all a conspiracy, they are all gangsters, every word on every web.....
» 14/04/2009 2:52:23 PM UOG, I am not sure what your point is. AIG is now largely owned by the US Govt and it was .....
» 14/04/2009 2:42:57 PM *It's way too early to get overexcited about much of this.* I agree with Wobbles on that .....
» 13/04/2009 7:41:34 PM If we go back 100-150 years, when people lived without all that energy, they did pretty we.....
» 13/04/2009 1:24:53 PM Ok, this is a definition of love from about 30 years ago, by Nathaniel Branden, from ".....
» 12/04/2009 10:41:07 PM *People generally do not want to hear negative things about Obama.He is engaging in the fo.....
» 12/04/2009 8:36:30 PM Ah, that is easy, I have quit so many times :) My problem is not so much quitting, but st.....
» 11/04/2009 9:08:29 PM Foxy, that is a lovely poem and indeed would reflect what you are all about. I know some.....
» 11/04/2009 4:35:52 PM Well the chimp idea is not so silly after all. Males just kind of take their ladies ".....
» 11/04/2009 1:06:13 PM For those interested, two URLs from our own Reserve bank, showing what happens to profits,.....
» 11/04/2009 12:59:04 PM Here is an interesting URL from the BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/798816.....
» 10/04/2009 10:35:11 PM Ah, there is of course nothing like a good conspiracy theory, to keep the masses occupied .....
» 10/04/2009 9:08:14 PM Foxy, Mother Theresa gave many speeches on contraception and abortion, including when she .....
» 10/04/2009 3:21:03 PM *to the truth that lies in their heart.* The truth is that the heart pumps blood, Foxy :).....
» 10/04/2009 2:49:54 PM Loudmouth, it is a little naive of you to blame all cultural practises in the third world .....
» 10/04/2009 1:55:21 PM Arjay, I don't do Utube, as I have mobile broadband where I live, which means 1Gig per mon.....
» 10/04/2009 11:24:14 AM *and I'll repeat, the greatest threat to peace in the world was the tendency of women to r.....
» 10/04/2009 10:51:18 AM Arjay, it is UOG who preaches no interest. It is against Islam. So they charge you in othe.....
» 10/04/2009 12:43:44 AM Arjay, the gold standard was dropped over 30 years ago. You have still to get your mind ar.....
» 9/04/2009 7:57:08 PM Loudmouth, I snipped this from the Gutmacher Institute URL which was provided earlier in t.....
» 9/04/2009 2:36:22 PM *The feeling or emotion that I associate with love is just not capable of being directed i.....
» 9/04/2009 2:15:54 PM Loudmouth, yes we know about all those indirect connections and those noble goals. Give it.....
» 8/04/2009 2:40:29 PM Loudmouth, the education of all women in the third world is indeed a noble goal and we sho.....
» 8/04/2009 1:28:36 PM Graham, I do appreciate the effort that you put in, to make OLO such a great forum. I can.....
» 8/04/2009 1:18:57 PM Great post Pericles, your wisdom is appreciated! I think and read about this kind of stuf.....
» 7/04/2009 11:09:57 PM Arjay, you think of money in the wrong way. It is simply a means of exchange. Those notes .....
» 7/04/2009 11:00:51 PM So another question arises. Is grieving based on self interest?.....
» 7/04/2009 8:45:22 PM *simply offering women simple, free slow-release contraceptive implants, locally, for free.....
» 7/04/2009 8:39:40 PM Wobbles, I remind you that Australia has gone into this, in relatively extremely good con.....
» 7/04/2009 4:06:30 PM *Hmmm. But I don’t think loved is based on that actually. As I said initially, love can be.....
» 6/04/2009 9:03:52 PM So Kevin is taking money from my back pocket and putting it into my front pocket. Duh! Ne.....
» 6/04/2009 8:51:03 PM Its been interesting to read what other posters have to say on the topic. My conclusion wa.....
» 5/04/2009 10:37:44 PM Arjay, I have no need to follow any conspiracy theory trails, for the Fed comes under the.....
» 5/04/2009 9:28:40 PM Romany, what say that I play the diplomat for once and pass that topic on for you to creat.....
» 5/04/2009 2:27:23 PM *Personally, I'm with Graham on this - we need some new, interesting topics rather than ki.....
» 5/04/2009 10:54:20 AM *as other country's can sell us items cheaper than we can make them.* Belly, just this mo.....
» 5/04/2009 10:42:30 AM Arjay, you are free to believe your conspiracy theories about the Fed Reserve if you wish......
» 4/04/2009 10:03:55 PM *Far from changing, he is just more of the same* Actually not so, but the less enlightene.....
» 2/04/2009 10:25:24 PM *Yabby,we are not good at manufacturing because we believe in fairness* Arjay, if that w.....
» 2/04/2009 8:33:48 PM *Not for a second do I like selling any of my country, but thats what international trade .....
» 2/04/2009 3:29:13 PM *Apologies for mentioning an insult* An insult Fractelle? You have got to be kidding! SNA.....
» 2/04/2009 2:12:58 PM Belly, I think you will find that Rio is listed on both the ASX and London, as it has shar.....
» 2/04/2009 1:07:01 AM *(in fact CJ Morgan was referred to as a "snag" on another thread)* Sheesh Frac.....
» 1/04/2009 8:03:57 PM Belly, this has nothing to do with the peril. Fortesque have just taken on a 15% investmen.....
» 1/04/2009 10:25:32 AM *18% thats the amount they want to buy, not a controlling interest,* Ah Belly, but the de.....
» 31/03/2009 9:27:44 PM Duh, of course it's a feelgood exercise, but if it makes people feel good, it serves a pur.....
» 31/03/2009 2:37:49 PM *Except how do you get the man to admit he's got a problem when he won't discuss it?* Fox.....
» 31/03/2009 1:44:33 PM *Did we stand in the way of Japan owning so much?* Well this is quite different, as its t.....
» 30/03/2009 11:40:33 PM By the way Runner, it is not over for you yet, lol. When that so called "evil" .....
» 30/03/2009 10:30:39 PM Belly, never mind any China trips, they simply don't matter. What really matters is how t.....
» 30/03/2009 8:57:44 PM *Yabby Your ignorance knows no bounds.* Err Runner, your fanaticism seemingly kno