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» 22/09/2017 5:50:19 AM Sorry, SM. Wrong on all counts. 1. Mr Thwaites wrote this: “Fairfax media's coverage … co.....
» 21/09/2017 4:24:29 PM How did you do that, SM? Someone just deleted your post and my reply to your post, then re.....
» 21/09/2017 4:19:41 PM External link for the case showing Chris Lee as ninth respondent is here: https://theaust.....
» 21/09/2017 2:58:12 PM Nonsense, SM. Chris Lee was named in the case. Ninth respondent. See here: file:///D:/Alan.....
» 21/09/2017 5:39:02 AM Complete and total nonsense, SM. Please look at the judge’s decision. He said that Ms Prio.....
» 20/09/2017 6:48:14 AM Not at all, SM. The opposite is true. If those students had read Independent Australia in .....
» 19/09/2017 11:25:20 PM Hi again SM and Joe, So who do you believe? The supporters of s18C of the RDA who have .....
» 19/09/2017 2:04:48 PM If those statements from The Australian were true, SM, then how come Cindy Prior lost her .....
» 19/09/2017 10:53:41 AM Not at all, SM. There are countless examples of falsehoods from The Australian. For examp.....
» 19/09/2017 5:39:40 AM Hi SM, The ABC sometimes gets things wrong, but never intentionally. The Australian, in c.....
» 18/09/2017 8:16:28 PM Hi again SM, On the matter of costs, we already have the judgment from Judge Jarrett that.....
» 18/09/2017 4:16:05 AM Thanks, SM. Yes, I agree with that quote from the ABC absolutely. It is spot on! That is e.....
» 17/09/2017 9:34:12 PM There was never even the slightest faintest smallest teeniest feeblest chance of litigatio.....
» 17/09/2017 3:10:34 PM Thanks SM. Before responding, can you please show us where you found this paragraph which.....
» 17/09/2017 7:40:35 AM Not at all, Graham. Section 18C does not allow compensation for people in Cindy Prior's p.....
» 16/09/2017 6:52:34 PM Sorry, Graham. None of those statements is inaccurate in any way. All the evidence clearly.....
» 16/09/2017 3:40:26 PM Hi again Graham, I also disagree with the decision of the editor of Independent Australia.....
» 16/09/2017 1:57:01 PM Nonsense, SM, Have you read the judgments? Where did you get the $250,000 figure? The st.....
» 15/09/2017 1:39:53 PM Not at all, Shadow Minister. The opposite is the case. Pretty sure you will find everythin.....
» 13/09/2017 6:16:04 AM As long as we believe "policy makers [can] work out how to spend that $40 million to .....
» 12/09/2017 3:43:05 PM Unfortunately, there are quite a few factual inaccuracies in this "story". Most .....
» 10/02/2015 5:15:43 PM Intriguing discussion. Thank you. @Onthebeach, no, taxes are good. They buy civilisation......
» 10/02/2015 11:08:37 AM The problem with that, Onthebeach, is that the GST is regressive. Any change to the GST wi.....
» 10/02/2015 10:17:43 AM Agree with that, Foxy, You won't be surprised - if you have read the article giving rise .....
» 9/02/2015 7:44:13 PM Interesting comments. Thanks. @Curmudgeon, no, the opposite is true. @Rhrosty, agree mos.....
» 16/10/2014 6:54:35 PM Good morning all, Thanks for these comments. @Rhrosty: Yes, understand most people don’t f.....
» 14/10/2014 9:39:47 PM Thanks, Val. Since this article was written, the Finance Department has released the month.....
» 9/10/2014 6:48:40 PM SM, 1. No, the opposite is true. 2. Treasury's and the Finance Department's projections we.....
» 7/10/2014 6:44:43 AM Okay, SM, 1. So we agree that Mr Abbott and Mr Hockey are liars for doubling the deficits.....
» 6/10/2014 9:13:36 PM Just some quick responses, SM: 1. Your analysis ignores almost all of the pertinent facts.....
» 5/10/2014 5:56:08 PM Not at all, SM. The opposite is true, as is often the case with your claims. Labor policy .....
» 4/10/2014 10:01:29 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Yes, there are certainly plenty of areas where all parties have the same ide.....
» 4/10/2014 6:06:53 PM Not at all, SM, not at all. Regarding Fitch, if you simply google ‘major rating agencies’ .....
» 3/10/2014 7:03:23 PM Dear Poirot and Yuyutsu, International debt comparisons are quite intriguing. But it is vi.....
» 3/10/2014 6:52:11 PM Good morning all, Interesting comments. Thank you. @Shadow Minister, 1. No, not all. Austr.....
» 9/04/2014 3:59:02 PM Good morning again, Fascinating discussion. Some responses, briefly: @Ludwig and Pericle.....
» 6/04/2014 10:12:25 PM Thanks, WmTrevor. Still can’t understand Legatum’s economy calculations. Just compare A.....
» 6/04/2014 5:18:03 AM Greetings, Intriguing comments. Thank you. @WmTrevor, thanks for the Legatum link. Cur.....
» 5/04/2014 5:37:03 PM Bonjour all, Just rushing out, so can't stop to chat. Regarding academic integrity, ref.....
» 4/04/2014 9:40:12 AM Not at all, SM. If the Queensland Coroner nails any federal government, he nails the Howa.....
» 4/04/2014 8:13:40 AM Hi again Shadow Minister, No, once again, the opposite of what you have just written is t.....
» 3/04/2014 4:07:13 PM Good morning, @Rhrosty, yes, agree with all of that pretty much. It seems an intriguing .....
» 31/03/2014 10:19:15 PM Good morning all, @Shadow Minister, are you saying Chile, South Korea, Israel, Luxembourg.....
» 31/03/2014 8:26:08 AM Good morning all. @Shadow Minister: No, not at all. Not at all. Re: “I asked you how man.....
» 30/03/2014 12:09:10 PM Hi again SM, Another good thing about the IAREM is we can check things quite simply and q.....
» 30/03/2014 9:22:15 AM Hello again, Just a few observations: @Shadow Minister, re: “this strange ranking … you .....
» 29/03/2014 11:26:19 PM Greetings again, @Rhrosty, re “However a rosy picture you paint Alan, no nation can borro.....
» 28/03/2014 4:41:02 PM Good morning all, @Ludwig, re: “if population growth is high, the burden on existing infr.....
» 28/03/2014 7:25:06 AM Greetings. Graham's observations are mostly correct, as usual. Re: “house prices ... rat.....
» 27/03/2014 6:37:22 PM Hey, look! It appears that the Center for American Progress and its co-chairmen former US.....
» 27/03/2014 6:06:13 PM Good morning all, @Arjay, a couple of those points are sound, though some seem not. But a.....
» 27/03/2014 3:42:08 AM Hello again, @TurnRightTurnLeft, agree completely re income distribution. The Gini coeff.....
» 26/03/2014 4:25:06 PM Good morning, Thanks for these comments. Intriguing, as always. @Foyle, thank you for th.....
» 5/02/2014 7:14:31 PM Hi again Onthebeach, Yes, I agree with most of your observations there. Re: “some of the.....
» 5/02/2014 10:29:27 AM Hi again Cohenite, Re: “Alan you are remarkable” Yes, I get that a lot. Re: “you must b.....
» 5/02/2014 9:39:11 AM Hi again Onthebeach, Thanks for that response. Regarding: “You are using a false compari.....
» 4/02/2014 9:32:16 PM Morning all, @Cohenite, re: “To say the ABC is biased towards AGW but equal in its treatm.....
» 4/02/2014 8:35:23 PM Good morning all, Yes and no, Shadow Minister and Imajulianutter. Not sure you are right......
» 4/02/2014 9:30:21 AM Hi Anthony, Of course the ABC is pro-AGW. No-one denies that. But that’s not what we are .....
» 3/02/2014 10:13:53 PM Good morning all, @Cohenite, no, once again you are just not convincing. Our noble quest.....
» 3/02/2014 8:40:18 PM Hello again, @Shadow Minister, no, not really. Re: “You are the one that made the outrag.....
» 3/02/2014 8:27:51 PM Good morning all, @runner, no, not at all. No evidence for any of that, is there? @Imaj.....
» 3/02/2014 11:57:31 AM Hi again Anthony, Yes, well aware of subreption. That was one of the key areas of the fai.....
» 3/02/2014 11:53:15 AM No, not at all, SM. Just not the least bit persuasive. Mark Kenny published the full tra.....
» 3/02/2014 9:38:29 AM Hi Anthony, Just asking if you have a link to an actual ABC News and Current Affairs item.....
» 3/02/2014 7:28:31 AM Hello again, @Imajulianutter: Re: “they have not 'stopped the information about the boat.....
» 3/02/2014 12:18:34 AM Hello again, @Cohenite, re: “To equate taxes propping up a den of green and left propagan.....
» 2/02/2014 12:12:17 PM Hello again, Everything Squeers says is correct. I could be his evil twin. @Cohenite: Y.....
» 2/02/2014 11:44:13 AM Hi again Spindoc, Yes, all good questions. Happy to respond. “Why do you no longer belie.....
» 2/02/2014 10:53:17 AM Hello again SM, No, not at all. Re: "This was immediately arresting because of the .....
» 1/02/2014 9:42:05 PM Good morning all, @Rhian: Yes, the wording of the questions was not the issue. Concerns w.....
» 1/02/2014 8:53:21 PM Good morning Imajulianutter, The reality is that you and I just do not know how many boat.....
» 1/02/2014 8:37:08 PM Good morning again, SM. Please calm down. And please read what was actually written. It s.....
» 1/02/2014 9:34:27 AM @Cohenite, Your passion is palpable, but your case is not convincing. The ABC may have b.....
» 1/02/2014 8:43:38 AM Hello Shadow Minister, And a happy new year to you too! No, you are quite mistaken about.....
» 31/01/2014 5:32:06 PM Hi again Jai, Thanks for that link. An interesting read indeed. No, I don’t think the sa.....
» 31/01/2014 4:39:52 PM Good morning all. Intriguing discussion, as always. Thank you. @imajulianutter, yes and.....
» 31/01/2014 10:13:36 AM Hi Jai, Interesting ideas. Thanks. Are you up for a chat? If so, where can we find that .....
» 9/01/2014 10:59:03 PM Yes. Good questions, Suseonline. From what CB and BM have said elsewhere, they seem to wa.....
» 9/01/2014 7:23:02 PM Intriguing discussion on an important topic. Rhian is spot on to observe that much so-cal.....
» 26/12/2013 7:20:30 PM Hi Bazz, Re: “Doesn't anyone else know what is going on?” Are you saying that you know w.....
» 26/12/2013 1:56:41 PM Hi again Minotaur, Thanks for replying. No, it is not certain that Qantas will definitely.....
» 26/12/2013 12:45:55 PM Hi Minotaur, It might be good to read the original article carefully. It says this: “it .....
» 25/12/2013 12:15:02 AM Warmest greetings to you also, O Sung Wu, for this season of peace and goodwill......
» 24/12/2013 7:32:21 PM Excellent article. Intriguing discussion. A surprising level of irrationality, hate and a.....
» 2/12/2013 10:50:01 PM Hi again Shadow Minister, Re: “[Alan’s] projections of what the debt and revenues that wo.....
» 28/11/2013 2:10:00 PM Greetings again, @Killarney, re: “The lies of the Abbott team are now apparent, but large.....
» 27/11/2013 8:15:14 PM Hello again, @NeverTrustPoliticians, re: “I'm too shocked that anyone would think that so.....
» 26/11/2013 12:40:15 PM Pete, what do you mean “only by … working with new and pragmatic indigenous leadership can.....
» 26/11/2013 11:17:30 AM Good morning all, Interesting comments. Thank you. @Shadow Minister: No, the rankings in.....
» 20/09/2013 5:57:09 PM Good morning all, Thanks for these observations. @Cohenite. Yes, familiar with the conte.....
» 19/09/2013 4:34:20 PM Hi again Rhian, Thanks for this response, and for your diligence and persistence here. .....
» 16/09/2013 11:59:46 PM Hi Rhian, Re: “The growth in Australia’s export volumes in Q1 2009 was modest, but highly.....
» 13/09/2013 6:44:17 PM Hi Rhian, Re: “Try running a regression on the IMF and CEIC data on export growth to Chin.....
» 12/09/2013 4:17:34 PM Hi Rhian, Re: “Glad to see you finally admit trade with China was significant in Australi.....
» 12/09/2013 3:13:22 PM Hi Graham, Thanks for getting back. Re: “Howard didn't sell any furniture to achieve his.....
» 11/09/2013 10:25:07 PM Hi again JKJ, No, not at all. There’s no circularity. We start with the open question: W.....
» 11/09/2013 9:16:01 PM Hi again Rhian, No-one says “trade with China was not significant in Australia’s economi.....
» 11/09/2013 5:18:36 PM Greetings again, @Individual, re: “Does that mean Australia is also first in being the br.....
» 11/09/2013 1:12:35 AM Hi JKJ, Re: “At no stage have you given any *reason* for the *economic* issue, whether th.....
» 10/09/2013 5:15:41 PM Hi Rhian, Re: “A temporary, cyclical, deficit is an appropriate response to a recession. .....
» 10/09/2013 8:39:52 AM Hello again JKJ, No, the Nobel Prize winners still make the best sense of things, it seem.....
» 10/09/2013 7:05:32 AM Interesting article. Intriguing range of opinions. On the economy, however, some things a.....
» 10/09/2013 12:23:18 AM Hello again, @Killarney, re: “these setting-the-record-straight fact-checks … should have.....
» 9/09/2013 10:57:10 PM Hi Rhian. Re: “a world of difference between the diminishing structural surpluses we saw .....
» 7/09/2013 4:32:58 PM Good morning all, @Pericles, re “It [Huffington Post article] is obviously not the one yo.....
» 6/09/2013 10:59:14 PM Hi Jardine K Jardine, This is your lucky day! As it happens just this week this whole top.....
» 6/09/2013 10:34:51 PM Hello again, @Yabby, re: “No country had the level of mining investment which we had. Min.....
» 6/09/2013 6:03:13 PM Excellent article. Very well argued. As Rodney Tiffin demonstrated, most of the furore wa.....
» 6/09/2013 5:29:36 PM Hello all, Interesting discussion, as always. Thanks. @Chris Lewis, re: “who is to say t.....
» 6/09/2013 1:27:10 AM Greetings, @Yabby, thanks for your persistence here. Still seems you have trade with Chin.....
» 5/09/2013 3:45:20 PM Good morning all, Intriguing discussion. Thank you. @Yabby, re: “The graphs in that spee.....
» 5/09/2013 8:24:00 AM Thoughtful piece. Thanks, Richard. Excellent, in fact. Are you up for a discussion on an.....
» 5/09/2013 3:52:57 AM Hello again. @Yabby, No, not nonsense at all. Re: “Along came China, which meant that.....
» 4/09/2013 9:02:07 PM Greetings again, @Yabby, re: “Alan, when it comes to globally competitive economies, coun.....
» 4/09/2013 4:07:06 PM Greetings, @Rhian, re trade with China. Some challenges here. To assert exports to China.....
» 4/09/2013 2:44:41 PM Good morning all, @Ludwig, thanks for your comments on donors. Agree mostly. Thanks also.....
» 3/09/2013 10:47:50 PM Greetings, @Yabby, re: “So Alan, because they don't agree with your opinion of economics,.....
» 3/09/2013 8:53:42 AM Greetings all, Thanks again for these thoughts. @Yabby, re: “No matter what Murdoch thin.....
» 2/09/2013 4:47:29 PM Hi again Ludwig, Yes, agree with most of that. Perhaps not this: “in most cases they eff.....
» 2/09/2013 6:45:58 AM Hello again Shadow Minister, So I gather you scored zero out of 12 on that quiz. Hmmm. N.....
» 1/09/2013 10:40:48 PM Greetings all, Thanks for this discussion. @LEGO, re: “He (Rupert Murdoch) knew that cre.....
» 1/09/2013 8:49:33 AM Hi again Ludwig, Re: “the Murdoch media is a huge issue, as it has misled the Australian .....
» 31/08/2013 9:05:47 AM Thanks for this input, @Spindoc: Seems unfair to criticise Jcro – or Mr Rudd – for saying.....
» 30/08/2013 5:33:26 PM Good morning. Intriguing discussion, as always. Thank you. @Ludwig. Agree with this. (An.....
» 26/08/2013 1:23:20 AM Hello again. @Bazz, re “The reason Alan Austin & others think our government saved us fro.....
» 25/08/2013 7:04:42 PM Greetings all, @Ludwig: immigration will probably be determined on moral and political ar.....
» 24/08/2013 3:08:47 PM Hi again Ludwig, Thanks for this further input. Re: “how much would have been spent on i.....
» 23/08/2013 5:05:54 PM Greetings all, Thanks again for these comments. @Shadow Minister, re: “I heard that port.....
» 23/08/2013 4:04:55 PM Morning all, Thanks again. @Yabby, re: “Alan the flaw in the argument is that no other c.....
» 22/08/2013 7:49:00 PM Greetings all, Thanks for the comments. @Ludwig, re: “As huge as this was: 3.3% of GDP w.....
» 22/08/2013 7:21:57 PM Greetings again, @Ludwig, re: “you surely can’t get Rudd off the hook for his amazing stu.....
» 20/08/2013 7:11:07 PM Greetings again, @Imajulianutter, re: “The media did not fabricate the deaths of four you.....
» 20/08/2013 9:24:46 AM Hi Ludwig, Thanks for your responses. Re: “Alan, according to economists, politicians an.....
» 19/08/2013 5:17:54 PM Greetings all, @Ludwig, re: “if we can accrue debt during the best of times, we really ar.....
» 19/08/2013 8:27:50 AM Hi Shadow Minister, That quote sounds like something The Australian would run. The same e.....
» 18/08/2013 6:33:45 PM Greetings all, Fascinating discussion. @Cohenite, re: “There was no lasting economic ben.....
» 17/08/2013 5:29:56 PM Good morning all, Thanks for these observations. @Chris Lewis, Spindoc, Hasbeen and Runn.....
» 17/08/2013 9:39:44 AM Hi AdrianM, Thanks for responding. Appreciate this. Re: “You make the mistake of thinkin.....
» 17/08/2013 9:07:21 AM Greetings all, Travelling currently. Sorry if responses are not always prompt. @Cohenite.....
» 16/08/2013 6:24:32 PM Greetings again, @Rhrosty, re: “Hardly a problem if needed for income earning infrastruc.....
» 16/08/2013 3:50:56 PM Good morning all, Thanks for these contributions. @Spindoc: Yes, Most European nations f.....
» 16/08/2013 9:33:24 AM @Ludwig, Thanks for these observations. Brief responses: Re: “why has Australia needed .....
» 9/08/2013 8:23:20 PM Hi Rhian, Re, “Item 7 in your article made no reference to falling productivity, but spok.....
» 8/08/2013 10:31:41 PM Hi Rhian, Re: “No, I would not agree 2.5% is a good result comparatively.” Depends who w.....
» 8/08/2013 6:12:48 PM Hi Rhian, Thanks for the retail sales data. Most helpful. Yes, I suspect the 2000-01 bli.....
» 8/08/2013 4:45:21 PM Hi Shadow Minister, It's important we look at actual data, isn't it? Remember, the mainst.....
» 8/08/2013 12:05:10 AM Hi Rhian, Well, I agree with you on almost everything. Thanks for the rate calculator. V.....
» 7/08/2013 8:39:17 PM Hi again Rhian, The question remains: Is there any basis for claiming “recent productivit.....
» 7/08/2013 9:35:12 AM Hi Rhian, Our disagreements re productivity may be semantic. But this graph seems emphati.....
» 6/08/2013 2:57:47 PM Hi Rhian, Will be back later to respond. Busy elsewhere at the moment. Meanwhile, two br.....
» 5/08/2013 9:33:04 PM Hi again Rhian, Regarding: “Re “recent productivity decline”. Abbott is not lying - that .....
» 4/08/2013 10:07:42 PM Hi Rhian, Re: “In my view, a period of rising unemployment and falling household wealth d.....
» 4/08/2013 5:05:44 PM Hi again Rhian, “Re growth – you have not presented any quotes from Abbott indicating tha.....
» 2/08/2013 7:38:08 PM Hi Rhian, Thanks again for your diligence here. Yes, agree on productivity. ABS trend se.....
» 2/08/2013 4:26:07 PM Good morning Rhian, Responding to your penultimate post first: Agree with most of this. .....
» 1/08/2013 9:23:14 PM Hi Rhian, Thanks for your persistence. Much appreciated. Regarding the article’s point 5.....
» 1/08/2013 1:44:19 AM Greetings again, @Killarney: Yes, agree with almost all your observations. Thanks. Just.....
» 1/08/2013 1:22:51 AM Hi Rhian: Thanks again. Re: “To claim that our economic growth is the best in the world.....
» 31/07/2013 6:23:29 PM Morning all. @Rhian, thanks for this. Where we differ: (a) Importance of assessing eco.....
» 31/07/2013 8:57:37 AM Hi again SM, Regarding your six variables, this seems the situation: a. Net federal debt.....
» 31/07/2013 12:29:43 AM Hi Rhian, Thanks for this input. Agree almost entirely on economic growth. No question A.....
» 30/07/2013 9:06:01 PM Good morning all, Intriguing discussion. Thanks @Shadow Minister, some questions to pon.....
» 30/07/2013 11:18:10 AM Hi again Shadow Minister, Are you sure you have data to support those claims of yours? A.....
» 29/07/2013 11:20:21 PM Hi Rhian, Thanks for your critique. Appreciate this. Re 1. This is about the specific m.....
» 29/07/2013 9:12:24 PM Greetings all, Intriguing discussion, as always. Thanks. @Foyle: Agree with most of your.....
» 22/06/2013 11:11:53 PM Proving the point of the article yet again, Keith. No? Cheers,.....
» 21/06/2013 1:58:32 PM Dear Imajulianutter, Cohenite, Individual and Shadow Minister, Hello again. Your respons.....
» 19/06/2013 1:11:49 AM Greetings again all, @individual, re: “I simply don't believe you're telling the truth re.....
» 18/06/2013 1:14:53 AM Hello again, Today’s brief responses: @LEGO, re: “you have not lost your creative talent.....
» 17/06/2013 8:19:14 AM Morning all, Just a few matters: @individual, re: “What conditions do pensioners of othe.....
» 16/06/2013 2:55:28 PM Greetings again, @Antiseptic, re: “your conclusions are based on narrowly defined metrics.....
» 16/06/2013 7:03:52 AM Morning all, @individual, re: “you are saying Australia is simply the best out of a bad l.....
» 15/06/2013 8:07:03 PM Greetings all, Thanks for these further posts. A few responses before heading out. @Anti.....
» 15/06/2013 3:04:20 PM G’day again. Thanks for this further input. Some brief responses: @Antiseptic, re 1: Are.....
» 15/06/2013 3:44:03 AM G’day, Cobbers. Back in Straya. Thanks for the feedback. Excellent! @Jon J, re: “Gillard .....
» 10/06/2013 9:29:10 PM Hello again, Intriguing discussion. @SPQR, thanks for joining us. Would you like to have.....
» 10/06/2013 4:41:41 PM Good morning all, Thanks for this further input. @Hasbeen, re: “compared to where you ar.....
» 8/06/2013 6:03:12 PM Hello again, Thanks for this conversation. @individual, re figures on journalists with n.....
» 8/06/2013 10:01:47 AM Dear Spindoc, Thanks for this thoughtful letter. Sound observations. Just a couple of po.....
» 8/06/2013 6:55:30 AM Greetings again, Thanks for these further observations. Brief responses: @Praxidice, re:.....
» 7/06/2013 5:28:36 PM Greetings again, More interesting observations. Thanks. @Runner, Hasbeen, Atman and Indi.....
» 6/06/2013 4:11:47 PM Interesting discussion. Thank you. Some responses: @Rhrosty, re “If Aunty is privatised,.....
» 24/05/2013 2:28:14 AM Greetings again, Just a few follow-ups: @Chris Lewis, re: “I still notice his holiness h.....
» 23/05/2013 6:57:32 AM Bonjour, @cohenite, re: “His main point is Swan is a genuis for getting Australia through.....
» 22/05/2013 1:05:18 PM Greetings, @ShadowMinister, re: “Treasury produces a range of forecast scenarios with a s.....
» 22/05/2013 1:03:26 AM Greetings, @ShadowMinister, re: “a swing in revenue figures from $7bn to $17bn in TWO wee.....
» 21/05/2013 7:42:44 PM Good morning, @rehctub, re: “My suggestion to the author is, that rather than draw your i.....
» 21/05/2013 8:51:38 AM Hello again, Nighttime here, so will be away for a bit. But back later with further respo.....
» 21/05/2013 7:55:46 AM Hello again Shadow Minister, Re: “Now you are just making things up.” Not at all. Just q.....
» 21/05/2013 5:41:01 AM Greetings, @Saltpetre, re: “The only thing I can surmise is that we are bound to lurch fr.....
» 21/05/2013 12:48:29 AM Hello again, @Jon J, re: “No doubt in forty years the same kind of people who now claim t.....
» 20/05/2013 6:22:46 PM Good morning, Intriguing discussion. Thank you. @Spindoc, re “We see and we no like, we .....
» 19/05/2013 5:51:33 PM Good morning all, @Shadow Minister, re “Both Fitch and Standard and Poors have issued war.....
» 18/05/2013 10:26:31 PM Greetings again, @Poirot, re The Lucky Country. Yes, excellent books. Both. Since then,.....
» 17/05/2013 5:24:12 PM Hello again, Intriguing discussion. Thank you. @cohenite: Anthony, Anthony, Anthony! Th.....
» 17/05/2013 3:45:10 PM Hello again all, Hi Shadow Minister, You are doing some research. Excellent! While you .....
» 17/05/2013 12:14:04 AM Hello again, @ShadowMinister, re: “The schools I listed have now been closed.” Correct. .....
» 16/05/2013 10:07:07 PM Hello again, @cohenite, re: “whether he [Abbott] provided financial backing is irrelevant.....
» 16/05/2013 4:36:42 AM Interesting discussion. Thanks. Just a few observations: Still confusion between associa.....
» 16/05/2013 1:45:52 AM Hello again, @Raycom, you truncated Mr Swan's quote: “Leigh, there’s nothing I’m prouder.....
» 15/05/2013 11:01:08 PM Greetings, Intriguing discussion. @Shadow Minister, re: “in Tasmania alone School halls .....
» 15/05/2013 8:07:47 AM Hello again, @Shadow Minister, re: “The federal government is not going to get any revenu.....
» 14/05/2013 6:52:48 PM Good morning all, Thanks for these responses. @Shadow Minister, re: “When you got a mort.....
» 14/05/2013 10:18:37 AM Greetings all. Happy Budget Day! @Shadow Minister, re: “Net federal debt is an outcome or.....
» 13/05/2013 3:56:02 PM Good morning all. @Arjay, thanks for those links. Will go through them shortly. Intriguin.....
» 13/05/2013 7:43:27 AM Greetings again all, @Grim23, re: “where nominal GDP was above trend when the currency ro.....
» 12/05/2013 2:20:58 PM Hello again Shadow Minister, Not sure we are on the same page. You may need to clarify. .....
» 11/05/2013 11:44:56 PM Hello again Grim23, Thanks for this. Re: “Again I tell you that interest rates are a ver.....
» 11/05/2013 4:48:17 PM Good morning, Re: “Firstly your claims were without qualification.” Correct. And remain .....
» 10/05/2013 10:01:02 PM Hi Grim23, Thanks for getting back on this. Re: “I have already explained that you canno.....
» 10/05/2013 8:35:23 PM Hi Shadow Minister, Thanks for this. Re: “1, 2, 14, Trading Economics shows they were al.....
» 10/05/2013 7:26:35 AM Good morning Shadow Minister, Are you up for a genuine discussion on these issues? I’m ga.....
» 9/05/2013 3:54:49 PM Greetings all, @Grim23, thanks for continuing. It’s important. Are you sure you understa.....
» 9/05/2013 1:49:14 AM Hi again Grim23, Thanks for your persistence. This is worth working through. Because Aus.....
» 8/05/2013 6:23:27 PM Greetings all, @Grim23, re: “In your eyes the relative size of Australia's fiscal stimulu.....
» 8/05/2013 9:49:21 AM Greetings all, @Grim23, re: “Your argument simply isn't consistant with standard macro th.....
» 8/05/2013 12:21:51 AM Hi again Grim23, Thanks for those links. Have now read them all. Still believe the evid.....
» 7/05/2013 6:34:33 PM Greetings, @Shadow Minister, re: “You have only chosen the indicators that make Labor loo.....
» 7/05/2013 8:12:28 AM Hello again imajulianutter, Re: “A challenge for Australia: to respond to the huge reduct.....
» 6/05/2013 5:15:47 PM Morning all, @cohenite, re: “No response to Berridale or Gordon East” You haven’t respon.....
» 6/05/2013 7:00:52 AM Hello again, Shadow Minister, No, not at all. But the GFC is a reality we should keep fir.....
» 5/05/2013 9:19:09 PM I have one word for you, Shadow Minister: Global financial crisis !.....
» 5/05/2013 5:43:21 PM Greetings, Hello Shadow Minister. Re: "Howard's government had a far better record”.....
» 5/05/2013 5:59:20 AM Greetings all, Hello again Grim23. Re: “If you admit that monetary policy was effective,.....
» 4/05/2013 5:32:14 PM Morning all, @cohenite, re: "We already have seen how the HIP was a disaster” Reall.....
» 4/05/2013 8:02:01 AM Greetings again, @imajulianutter, re: “It's in all our media in Australia that Tax revenu.....
» 3/05/2013 6:40:41 PM Hello, @Shadow Minister, agree mostly. Re: “The US hit a higher peak, and is now trendin.....
» 3/05/2013 7:13:17 AM Hello again, Some follow-ups briefly: @cohenite, Yes, that Catallaxy Files piece has do.....
» 2/05/2013 8:48:46 PM Hello Shadow Minister, Re: “In 2007 unemployment was just over 4%, net debt was non exist.....
» 2/05/2013 7:12:34 PM Hi again Rhian. Re: “Because minerals supply is inelastic, strong unexpected growth in d.....
» 2/05/2013 12:24:20 PM Bonjour. Brief responses, as requested: @imajulianutter, re: “Why are you running the La.....
» 2/05/2013 6:25:17 AM Hi Rosie, This is excellent! Great article. What is the specific information you have be.....
» 1/05/2013 6:52:52 PM Good morning. Interesting discussion. Thanks. @James O'Neill, re: “by most objective meas.....
» 30/04/2013 8:32:12 PM Hi Rhrosty. Impressive list. All sound aspirations. Except “burgeoning record foreign de.....
» 30/04/2013 5:43:01 PM Hello. Further responses briefly: @David G: “According to Austin, Australia is the Promis.....
» 30/04/2013 4:47:21 PM Hello. Interesting discussion. Thanks. @Rhrosty, re: “Just because we are not quite a bas.....
» 27/03/2013 12:06:14 PM Greetings, @David, Re: “The data collected by the ABS are just that, "BS" ... i.....
» 25/03/2013 6:14:52 PM Hi again JKJ, Re: “Those authors are just doing what you’re doing – assuming that governm.....
» 24/03/2013 11:00:39 PM Hi again JK, Re: “Who's ‘we’?” Those of us who subscribe to the view articulated above w.....
» 24/03/2013 5:54:51 PM Greetings. @JKJ: Re: “Therefore the empirical evidence, of itself, is not capable of conc.....
» 23/03/2013 7:38:03 AM Hi JKJ, Re: “The question is whether the theory can be logically defended. If it can’t, t.....
» 22/03/2013 12:13:25 AM Hi Saltpetre, Growth is a tricky one because it bounces around. The USA's current annual .....
» 21/03/2013 11:01:45 PM Hmmm. Try this instead: http://newmatilda.com/2013/03/15/could-you-be-treasurer-take-our-.....
» 21/03/2013 10:53:52 PM Hello again, Hasbeen. So how did you go on the quiz? http://newmatilda.com/2013/03/15/co.....
» 21/03/2013 7:22:41 PM Extremely disappointing article. It commenced with what appeared to be a reasonable analys.....
» 20/03/2013 9:33:17 PM Good afternoon all, @Shadow Minister: Re “government control of the legislation comes whe.....
» 19/03/2013 7:44:47 AM Focus, Anthony. Focus. Please. And please calm down, for goodness sake. You sound distrau.....
» 19/03/2013 5:08:21 AM Morning all, Thanks for this further input. @cohenite: You are doing it again, Anthony. .....
» 18/03/2013 6:53:56 PM Interesting discussion. Thank you all. @Senior Victorian: Re the ABC “constantly runs an .....
» 16/03/2013 8:58:46 AM Correct. Any player who claims the regression is flat is run out at the bowler's end with.....
» 15/03/2013 4:45:30 PM Hi again SM, Yes, agree about long-term charts and reading widely. Re: “The cost of elec.....
» 15/03/2013 11:14:42 AM Hi Alex. Not sure, though. If "the most obvious and simple choice for the cardinals.....
» 15/03/2013 11:06:57 AM Hi again Shadow Minister, So which is the outlier on the US GDP graph, do you reckon - th.....
» 14/03/2013 8:26:27 AM Hi again SM, Re: “How can you expect to be taken seriously if you cherry pick one quarter.....
» 13/03/2013 9:18:58 PM Hmmm. When the umpire gives you out, you are supposed to leave the crease. It's just not c.....
» 13/03/2013 8:21:34 PM Hi again Shadow Minister, Yes, your revised GDP figures are correct. Thanks. Yes, Austra.....
» 13/03/2013 12:04:39 PM Greetings again. @Individual: Re “figures on monies spent on Government funded projects a.....
» 13/03/2013 4:42:16 AM Hi again SM, Thanks for this further input. Pretty sure that article in The Australian w.....
» 12/03/2013 11:21:16 PM Looks like a loss by an innings and 135 runs......
» 12/03/2013 10:14:23 PM Hi again Individual, Thanks for this. Re: “1 to 45 are important.” Yes. Knew we would .....
» 12/03/2013 5:49:36 PM Hi SM, Thanks for this. Re: “The US economy is now starting to take off …” Not really,.....
» 12/03/2013 8:14:13 AM Thanks, Indi, I empathise with much of what you seem to be saying here, and in earlier po.....
» 11/03/2013 11:45:25 AM Hi again Indi and Chris, Re “Who pays them for that collation? Philanthropists?” Most of.....
» 10/03/2013 10:12:56 PM Hi again Individual, Re: "I meant real factual information, that's not available fro.....
» 10/03/2013 8:10:51 PM Good morning all, @ Individual, Re: “All I can go by is what I witness around me.” Can y.....
» 10/03/2013 3:13:42 AM Hi again Individual, Yes, things were grim when Barry Jones became a minister in the Hawk.....
» 9/03/2013 7:15:44 PM Hi again Individual and Cohenite, Agree with you, Anthony, on the ABC. Not sure about the.....
» 9/03/2013 10:26:07 AM Hi Keith, Hmmmm. From earlier discussions we have had, I'm not sure it is true that you d.....
» 8/03/2013 8:08:57 PM Hi Keith, Happy to respond. But first, can you answer these, please? 1. During the infam.....
» 8/03/2013 8:35:58 AM Hi again Individual and Cohenite, The source of the observation in the article that ".....
» 8/03/2013 7:26:01 AM Hi Individual, Thanks for responding. Yes, Australia’s debt is a puny 22.86% – the secon.....
» 8/03/2013 3:49:50 AM Interesting comments. Thank you, all. Just a few responses: @ Chris Lewis: Correct. Dem.....
» 21/02/2013 5:49:54 PM Greetings all. Thanks for the further input. Pretty sure those figures show Australia’s .....
» 21/02/2013 10:59:07 AM Good morning all, Thanks for the comments. The latest data from the World Bank and natio.....
» 8/02/2013 9:36:31 PM Hi again Bazz, Yes, politicians seem to operate under different rules from the rest of us.....
» 8/02/2013 9:15:41 PM G’day Pliny. How’s Perth? Interesting points. Not sure how valid. Which section in the d.....
» 4/02/2013 12:22:11 PM No, Bazz. It was not about that at all. Please read the actual judgment: http://abalinx......
» 2/02/2013 8:34:33 AM Thanks, Jay. There still seems no evidence that the Act in its present form or in the pro.....
» 1/02/2013 9:23:36 PM G’day SPQR, Thanks for that example. Intriguing. It depends, however, on the actual “fix”.....
» 1/02/2013 2:55:41 PM Hi Jay, Thanks for this perspective. Just unsure what you mean by this: “the problem is .....
» 1/02/2013 11:25:06 AM Thanks, Anthony. Just not sure why this is perceived by some as such a problem. It seems .....
» 1/02/2013 6:49:36 AM Interesting Don, But what do you make of the hypothesis that Ms Gillard announced the el.....
» 31/01/2013 8:11:13 PM @imajulianutter: Hi Keith. Yes and no. Re “since Bolt wasn't found guilty of defaming any.....
» 31/01/2013 7:57:47 PM @cohenite: Hi Anthony. Yes and no. You are commenting on the rights of pale-skinned peopl.....
» 24/01/2013 10:52:17 AM Yes, it’s an election year. No, Julie, in comparison with the previous regime, the curre.....
» 8/12/2012 8:28:18 AM Good morning, @cohenite, re: “There is no distinction between the bank accounts and the a.....
» 7/12/2012 7:48:29 PM Hello again, @Shadow Minister, re: “the fact that the fund had nothing to do with workpla.....
» 7/12/2012 9:20:35 AM Good morning, @cohenite, re: “So, now you're saying Blewitt and Wilson did nothing wrong”.....
» 6/12/2012 10:18:23 PM Hello all, @cohenite, re: “That contradicts both 'purposes' of the association and bank a.....
» 6/12/2012 9:59:03 AM Greetings all. @Loudmouth, re: “if the actual purposes of an entity are quite different f.....
» 6/12/2012 8:17:44 AM Hi SM, Legal training? Not a law degree. Just the law subjects for a commerce diploma – c.....
» 5/12/2012 10:03:49 PM @Shadow Minister: You appear to have been reading Murdoch media stories. Not sure if I'm.....
» 4/12/2012 11:37:11 PM @ JohnBennetts: Correct. This issue will probably be an embarrassing memory after Christma.....
» 4/12/2012 11:34:12 PM @ JohnBennetts: Correct. This issue will probably be an embarrassing memory after Christma.....
» 4/12/2012 2:06:37 PM @Shadow Minister,regarding your penultimate post: Yes, that is exactly the point I’m maki.....
» 4/12/2012 12:33:36 PM Hi again Anthony, Yes, I share your outrage at the actions of Blewitt and Wilson, along w.....
» 4/12/2012 11:04:07 AM Hi Cohenite, Can you see how this looks to those seriously trying to understand this issu.....
» 27/11/2012 12:35:57 AM Good morning all, @SPQR: Re ”Julia is a saint”. Hmmm. Not sure what you mean, SP. The on.....
» 26/11/2012 8:51:44 AM Hi cohenite, Yes, I’m familiar with the application for incorporation. Not sure how old .....
» 25/11/2012 9:31:30 AM Hi Anthony, No, it isn’t. No, she didn’t. No, it doesn’t. No, this thread is about your.....
» 24/11/2012 11:02:01 PM Hi again Anthony, Look, you are doing it again: “Gillard has stated that she knew the doc.....
» 24/11/2012 7:12:24 PM Good morning Cohenite. Yes, interesting observations and questions. But nothing that vali.....
» 24/11/2012 9:55:53 AM Hi cohenite, This discussion arises from the IPA’s abhorence at the concept of truth-tell.....
» 23/11/2012 8:15:45 PM Hi again cohenite, Regarding “Gillard has admitted she forged the application for associa.....
» 22/11/2012 10:55:31 PM Morning all. @stevenlmeyer: Re: “For those who claim a broken promise is a lie, which del.....
» 22/11/2012 4:56:00 PM Hi Anthony, No, I think the logic is okay. We probably just have different approaches to .....
» 22/11/2012 3:56:09 PM Thanks Stevenlmeyer, Agree mostly. The election is intriguing in both instances. But appl.....
» 22/11/2012 4:24:07 AM Hi R0bert, Thanks for that. Pretty sure I understand your position. But can you see the i.....
» 20/11/2012 9:16:06 PM Greetings again, @Kipp: Re “this was the election for the taking by the Republican party,.....
» 20/11/2012 4:24:51 PM Interesting observations. Thank you. Just a few clarifications: @Chek: The need is not r.....
» 18/11/2012 8:51:04 AM Hi again SPQR, Thanks for responding. Thought you might. Yes, I cop the authorship right.....
» 17/11/2012 8:07:51 PM Hello again, @imajulianutter: Hi Keith. Just regarding this: “We all know what the resul.....
» 15/11/2012 3:57:13 PM Excellent article. Thanks, Don. The distinction is a vital one – often not made with enou.....
» 13/11/2012 7:01:35 PM Interesting piece. But it's a bit puzzling there is no mention of the problems the Republi.....
» 12/11/2012 6:53:55 PM Perceptive article. Just a couple of queries. Re: “There is only one way the stated goal .....
» 4/11/2012 8:12:43 PM Hmmmm. Not sure, 579. Perhaps it depends what we mean by "driven by" and what we.....
» 1/11/2012 7:19:14 AM Good morning all, Interesting exchanges here. @individual: You appear to be challenging .....
» 31/10/2012 11:51:49 AM No problem, Paul. All good. You are greatly blessed to have been to Vanuatu. I worked in .....
» 31/10/2012 10:52:42 AM Hi Paul, Are we at cross purposes here, perhaps? Probably my fault for being less direct .....
» 31/10/2012 12:38:37 AM This has been an intriguing discussion, conducted in a welcome spirit of inquiry. Herbert.....
» 29/10/2012 9:04:43 AM Chris, Chris, Chris! You are doing it again! You are trying to make an argument using inf.....
» 27/10/2012 8:43:28 AM Hi Ciaran, Are you reading these responses and able to respond? Would be interested to k.....
» 22/10/2012 6:51:28 PM Morning all, Well, some advertisers who told Destroy the Joint they had left Alan Jones a.....
» 21/10/2012 8:56:18 PM Good morning all. The plot thickens … Destroy the Joint now has 20,000+ supporters, incl.....
» 20/10/2012 8:36:31 AM Hello again, @Mollydukes: I agree entirely. Just wish I could express it so eloquently. .....
» 19/10/2012 4:52:11 PM Good morning all, Well, this is the issue that keeps on giving … Supabarn, First Nationa.....
» 18/10/2012 10:01:13 PM Good morning, Well, things are moving forward intriguingly. Every day more advertisers s.....
» 18/10/2012 5:31:55 AM Hi Marilyn, Must admit I was intrigued by both your fairly forceful denunciation of the P.....
» 17/10/2012 8:23:08 PM Why is this such a disappointing read from a writer who usually exhilarates? Just very po.....
» 17/10/2012 7:23:59 PM Good morning all, Some intriguing further points. Excellent. Thank you. @R0bert: Agree w.....
» 16/10/2012 9:50:30 PM G’day R0bert, Fair questions. Have been pondering those throughout this saga. The answer.....
» 16/10/2012 6:11:06 PM Hello again Shadow Minister and Cohenite, Why are you so agitated about Slipper and Roxon.....
» 16/10/2012 2:56:25 PM Good morning SM, Slam dunk? Hmmm. Don’t think so. Check the slow motion replay. Rememb.....
» 15/10/2012 8:01:12 PM Good morning all, Well, have we reached an amicable conclusion, then? Just to wrap thing.....
» 15/10/2012 7:02:22 AM Thanks, Catherine. Three problems, however. First, Ms Deveney is a comedian. We probably.....
» 14/10/2012 5:55:02 PM Morning all. Intriguing observations. @Shadow Minister. No, your arguments are still unc.....
» 13/10/2012 11:23:09 PM Hi again Cohenite. You are doing it again. You are reading political reports in the Heral.....
» 13/10/2012 8:00:47 PM Good morning all. Thanks for these responses. @Cohenite: The question remains, doesn’t i.....
» 13/10/2012 7:22:31 AM Hi again Shadow Minister, Yes, you've now read the article correctly. Thanks. Yes, 1, 2, .....
» 12/10/2012 5:30:59 PM Good morning all, Excellent discussion. @Shadow Minister, we are on the same page at las.....
» 12/10/2012 12:47:48 AM Hi again Cohenite, Having worked in the Australian media most of my life I’m starting to .....
» 11/10/2012 10:14:54 PM Hi again Cohenite, No, not naïve at all. Well, maybe a little bit sometimes. Zealot? Yes,.....
» 11/10/2012 5:11:48 PM Hi again, @Shadow Minister: re Jones “has been particularly effective in holding the pres.....
» 11/10/2012 4:51:09 PM Hello again. Thanks for these further observations. @R0bert: “It's all very selective t.....
» 10/10/2012 6:43:38 PM Hello all. Interesting observations. Thank you. @ JohnBennetts: Yes, agree with your comm.....
» 5/10/2012 7:06:48 PM No, not a convincing article. Just doesn't reflect the reality of Australian public life. .....
» 3/10/2012 8:26:36 PM Hi again Anthony, No, you can’t say Bromberg was wrong. You might not like him being righ.....
» 3/10/2012 12:14:55 AM Hi Cohenite, Re: “If people have a choice …” Yes, that's precisely the lie at the centre.....
» 2/10/2012 9:15:35 PM Hi Cohenite. Re: “This has NOTHING to do with facts”. Correct. 18C serves only to estab.....
» 2/10/2012 4:27:00 PM Hi Cohenite, Section 18C requires that the articles were "reasonably likely to offen.....
» 1/10/2012 9:19:12 PM Hi SPQR, I wasn’t actually referring to that photo. Was referring specifically to Cohenit.....
» 1/10/2012 8:09:57 PM Hello again Keith, Pretty sure I do agree with you on this. (But don’t worry, I don’t int.....
» 1/10/2012 5:41:26 PM Hi again Cohenite, Yes, quietly pleased the analysis of the Murdoch campaign to rehabilit.....
» 28/09/2012 11:20:23 PM Hi again Cohenite, On the topic of vilification, did you see this earlier today? http://.....
» 20/09/2012 5:01:20 AM Hi again Glen, Have just reviewed our conversation so far and admit my last post does rea.....
» 19/09/2012 10:29:43 PM Jeffg has answered more questions than the just one Greg poses in the article. It answers .....
» 18/09/2012 1:49:53 AM Glen, keep working on this. You must! The future of western Christian civilisation depends.....
» 16/09/2012 7:11:59 PM Good morning all, @diver dan: Re “Your attempt to demean the opposition is a failure!” C.....
» 16/09/2012 7:56:46 AM Hi again Glen, First up, apologies for the misspelling. Saw it too late. Sorry! Pretty s.....
» 15/09/2012 4:09:19 PM Excellent discussion – mostly. Thanks all. @Jay: intriguing recollections. Much apprecia.....
» 14/09/2012 10:43:48 PM Intriguing discussion. Thank you. @GrahamY: Yes, I‘ve reservations about the Canadian res.....
» 14/09/2012 3:22:51 PM Interesting and perceptive comments. Thank you. Yes, Jon J, Indigenous life expectancy is.....
» 7/09/2012 8:09:45 PM Hey Born Free. I promise that if you stop reading Murdoch papers and become informed, Go.....
» 7/09/2012 7:23:51 AM Hello again JD, Re: “In any case, Bolt was not convicted of making errors, he was convict.....
» 6/09/2012 9:40:25 PM Hello again Divergence, Re: “why the laws on defamation aren't enough to protect individu.....
» 6/09/2012 5:57:06 PM Good morning all, “Are these promises given knowing full well they won't be delivered bec.....
» 6/09/2012 4:47:29 PM Hello Cohenite, Re: “That contradiction is: Bolt gets prosecuted, not sued, under the RDA.....
» 6/09/2012 7:27:11 AM Hello again Cohenite, Pretty sure I did “address the fact that this guy, a 'black' aborig.....
» 6/09/2012 7:14:25 AM Hello again Belfast. Thank you for responding. Not sure why your proclaim your professio.....
» 5/09/2012 9:11:59 PM Hello Belfast, Where did you get that false impression? Are you another avid reader of th.....
» 5/09/2012 3:09:40 PM Thanks, SPQR, Yes, have seen those links. But you’re still confusing promises stymied by .....
» 5/09/2012 7:14:23 AM Hey, Raycom. References as requested: Re Ms Heiss: “Each of those assertions was erroneou.....
» 5/09/2012 1:08:21 AM Hi again JD and Cohenite, Looks like we are at an impasse. I read statements like these a.....
» 4/09/2012 9:30:47 PM @J Dawson: Re: “I disagree with your assertion that wholesale untruths were the basis of h.....
» 4/09/2012 5:16:38 PM Hi again SPQR, Yes, those are helpful definitions. No problems with any of those. Thanks......
» 4/09/2012 4:01:54 PM Why do I get the feeling most posters here haven’t read the judgment? Okay. Hands up if .....
» 4/09/2012 2:51:00 PM Good morning all. Hello again. Thanks for these responses. SPQR, welcome aboard. Now, th.....
» 4/09/2012 6:48:37 AM At last! An analysis of the findings in Eatock v Bolt from writers who have actually read.....
» 4/09/2012 1:01:17 AM Categories, Individual, old son. Categories. Being informed about what is actually happen.....
» 3/09/2012 9:56:04 PM Good grief, Mik! Where do you get your information? The Australian? The Daily Telegraph? .....
» 3/09/2012 6:46:44 PM Interesting discussion. Thank you. Just a few responses: @DavidL: Re “Alan is to the left.....
» 3/09/2012 12:24:41 PM Hello Mykah, You have raised pretty much the central question for Christian and Jews: wha.....
» 3/09/2012 9:18:16 AM Hello Drab. Re: “I was under the impression that Christianity was based on the teachings.....
» 1/09/2012 11:28:35 PM Curse you, Tony Lavis, for posting that Status Quo link ..! Will I ever get it out of my .....
» 31/08/2012 1:01:09 AM Hi Jimmy, With respect to "I don't regard Catholics [as] enemies simply because of t.....
» 29/08/2012 8:39:08 PM Intriguing discussion. Thank you. On the matter of Roman Catholic acceptance of same-sex .....
» 28/08/2012 8:43:50 PM Good question, Noelreg: Is there “an advantage financially, or in any other way, for peopl.....
» 28/08/2012 6:25:32 PM Interesting discussion. As always. Thank you. Some brief responses: @CedarJ: “If you are.....
» 24/08/2012 8:40:15 PM Hi again all. Yabby, why do you say “perhaps you should talk to Pakistan about taking mor.....
» 24/08/2012 8:10:45 AM Hi again SPQR, No, not befuddled at all. My information here is pretty accurate. Bemused .....
» 24/08/2012 4:23:49 AM Hello again, Well, as we wind things up the decision is confirmed that Australia will lif.....
» 23/08/2012 8:35:34 AM Hello again Yabby, Don't mean to sound like a broken record, but you are doing it again. .....
» 22/08/2012 10:08:09 PM Greetings again, @Yabby: Good to see some valid sources of info there. The BBC and the Ec.....
» 22/08/2012 9:27:08 AM Hello again. I’m back. Thanks for the questions. @Yabby: Interesting re Asians and Mexica.....
» 20/08/2012 12:16:38 PM Hello again, It's alright, Keith. Calm down. No-one needs to apologise to anyone. My scen.....
» 20/08/2012 6:51:51 AM Bon soir, Thanks again for the further input. Just some brief responses before calling it.....
» 19/08/2012 7:37:40 PM Interesting responses. Thank you. Now, just one more scenario: same as above, with one ch.....
» 19/08/2012 9:55:40 AM Hello again SPQR, Yabby, Chris, Mr Minister and others, Not sure if there are questions t.....
» 19/08/2012 12:13:24 AM Bonjour, @Yabby: We’re moving into intriguing but unrelated areas, so will pass on respon.....
» 18/08/2012 4:48:41 PM Good morning, Thanks again. @Kactuz, I'm guessing you're too young to remember the Catho.....
» 18/08/2012 12:22:27 AM Hi Yabby. Fair questions. “Why should boat people be treated better and have preference .....
» 17/08/2012 8:21:56 PM Hello again. A few brief responses: @Ludwig: “Australia in its support of the US could b.....
» 17/08/2012 6:34:07 PM Good morning all. Interesting discussion. Thank you. To allay the fears several responde.....
» 16/08/2012 11:16:51 PM Thanks, Yabby, Keith and others. The main point of the original article was to suggest th.....
» 16/08/2012 6:09:44 PM There seems to be a fairly high representation in this discussion of those who believe Aus.....
» 15/08/2012 11:24:01 PM Interesting discussion. Thank you, all. Key questions which seem to have emerged, perhaps.....
» 5/07/2012 5:29:16 PM Hi again Chris, Yes and no. Labor figures bagging the HIP would certainly be of relevance.....
» 5/07/2012 9:34:27 AM Hi Chris, Thanks for this. But you are doing it again. We request links to independent .....
» 4/07/2012 10:15:03 PM Hi again Chris, Thanks for the responses. Why did you count Rudd as a forced resignatio.....
» 4/07/2012 6:41:42 PM Hi again Chris, Agree entirely we are free to form opinions. Fortunately this is not at i.....
» 4/07/2012 10:53:52 AM Chris, Yes, you state that you have looked at the SMH, and clearly you have. But then yo.....
» 4/07/2012 9:26:34 AM Unfortunately, this piece is rendered less than useful by virtue of the fact that the majo.....
» 30/06/2012 1:06:34 AM Hi gain Aga, Thanks for these links. Have had a quick check. But the official pronounceme.....
» 28/06/2012 9:19:32 AM Julie, Please get a grip. Look at the extraordinary challenges facing you as a shadow mini.....
» 27/06/2012 11:13:16 PM Excellent piece, Noel. Yes, more than 40 years. But the move is definitely on. The force.....
» 26/06/2012 12:38:18 AM Hello again Aga, I have accessed your links and found some excellent info. So thank you. .....
» 25/06/2012 7:52:30 PM Thanks for these resources, Aga. Pretty sure I am across most of these ideas. But I shall.....
» 23/06/2012 6:18:27 AM Thanks, Aga. My background holds Scripture as central but not sola scriptura. Tradition, .....
» 21/06/2012 3:07:43 AM Greetings all. Interesting discussion. Thank you. A few brief responses: @ Aga, whether.....
» 11/06/2012 11:22:10 AM John, how can you describe the extraordinary success of Australia's Government in recent y.....
» 5/06/2012 2:09:55 AM Thank you for the feedback. Okay. I concede defeat. This plan for the future monarchy in .....
» 2/06/2012 5:03:32 PM Hi again Banjo and Chris C. I am genuinely interested in how you both - and anyone else -.....
» 1/06/2012 7:43:13 PM Thank you, Valerie. Excellent to read a lateral opinion, and a delight to hear the word ‘.....
» 24/05/2012 8:29:12 PM @ Tweet: Just on your comment: “No where in the Bible does it say God approves of homosexu.....
» 24/05/2012 2:27:49 AM Don't worry, Saltpetre. The 'Family Council of Victoria' is just one person, who has virt.....
» 23/05/2012 10:22:36 PM There is actually a positive element in this essay, which unfortunately will probably be l.....
» 23/05/2012 7:15:33 AM Hi again Pseudonym, Our descendents will indeed look back. As we do today. What we see .....
» 22/05/2012 9:10:01 PM Hi Rhian, Here in France, Allan Tulchin researched mediaeval brother-making rituals. He w.....
» 22/05/2012 7:41:50 PM Interesting discussion. Thank you. Just a few observations and clarifications: @ Pseudon.....
» 23/04/2012 11:41:48 PM Straw man argument, Al. Poor logic. No-one is claiming that because a behaviour is observ.....
» 21/04/2012 11:58:17 AM Look, let's just call an election now in Queensland. It's obvious the present Government .....
» 20/04/2012 8:37:12 AM Unfortunate timing, Jim. Perhaps you hadn't read the news when you penned this piece. In .....
» 16/04/2012 6:22:27 PM Greetings again, Holidays here, so away for a few days. Meanwhile, this may be of intere.....
» 16/04/2012 5:14:28 PM Hi Josephus, Some clarifications briefly: Re: “David had legitimate wives, which indicat.....
» 16/04/2012 8:17:39 AM My dear WmTrevor, I am a believer, as you well know. And I am in enough trouble already .....
» 16/04/2012 7:18:15 AM Hi Josephus, Yes, all those unions were one man with two or more women. Often with porkyp.....
» 15/04/2012 5:04:31 PM Hi Josephus, Re: “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam only sexual intercourse define their m.....
» 14/04/2012 5:37:27 PM Hi Josephus, You have been challenged on this before. Yet you keep repeating it: “... on.....
» 13/04/2012 6:28:46 PM Hi again Josephus, Whoever wrote the first five books of the Bible simply could not have .....
» 13/04/2012 6:11:35 PM Dear Josephus, You have highlighted one of the key issues in this whole debate - the pass.....
» 12/04/2012 7:24:01 PM Hello again Josephus, We note no attempt to defend earlier claims challenged as being unb.....
» 12/04/2012 3:50:02 PM Good morning Josephus, You are doing it again. And you are confusing dear old WmTrevor. .....
» 11/04/2012 11:11:21 PM Hello again Josephus, One thing you have written is true: “Those who claim to speak on b.....
» 11/04/2012 2:54:05 PM Hi Josephus, Pretty sure you’ll find much of the impetus today for changing laws on same-.....
» 10/04/2012 8:06:37 PM Interesting discussion. Thank you. Just a couple of observations: Reference to same-sex .....
» 15/03/2012 1:25:20 PM Warwick, it is actually quite safe to jump off a very tall building. It just needs a littl.....
» 15/03/2012 7:57:13 AM Julie Bishop, you keep telling us what you will do. But we remember what you didn’t do whe.....
» 11/03/2012 6:36:16 PM Hi Keith, Still working on a stand-alone article on politicians' falsehhods. So nothing pu.....
» 11/03/2012 5:47:45 AM @Cronus: You claim “All denied Carr was being considered for the post up until it occurred.....
» 10/03/2012 7:18:28 PM Good morning all, @Joe. You are doing it again. Are you just messin’ wit me? You write ag.....
» 9/03/2012 11:27:41 PM Greetings all, @Raycom and Imajulianutter, from Hansard, 29 February, Tony Abbott: “In t.....
» 8/03/2012 7:44:29 PM Hi again Don, No, not claiming inside knowledge. Not claiming ‘certainty’ about anything .....
» 8/03/2012 6:35:32 PM Hi again Joe, You seem still to misunderstand what it was that the PM said was 'completel.....
» 8/03/2012 5:08:05 PM Good morning all, Thanks for the further feedback. @Imajulianutter, not sure how last we.....
» 8/03/2012 6:10:24 AM Hi Joe, No, not quite right. But don’t feel too bad. It was misunderstood by most of the .....
» 7/03/2012 6:52:23 PM Hi again Raycom and Leo, Thanks again for your responses. Perhaps it might be helpful to.....
» 7/03/2012 12:43:54 PM Hi Loudmouth, Yes, that was old news from a day and half before. That story was broken by.....
» 7/03/2012 12:14:00 PM Thank you for the feedback. Interesting observations and questions. @Don Aitkin, “Did Ste.....
» 21/02/2012 10:13:32 AM Pretty sure I understand the 24%, Keith. There was a time when the Liberals under John How.....
» 20/02/2012 9:49:55 PM Hello Hasbeen, No, no problem with the glasses. I just see things differently - mostly be.....
» 20/02/2012 11:28:12 AM Hi again Keith, Further info on the ALP review here: http://www.alp.org.au/getattachment/.....
» 18/02/2012 8:12:32 PM Hi Keith, Once again, we are not disagreeing about much. Regarding fiscal conservatism a.....
» 18/02/2012 1:25:29 AM Hello again Hasbeen, Yes, well aware of all the claims and counter-claims about the leade.....
» 18/02/2012 12:19:09 AM "The following day we all gathered at Heathrow by ten in the morning for a midday fig.....
» 17/02/2012 11:14:55 PM Hello again Hasbeen, Yes, I entirely agree that it is the popular perception in Australia.....
» 17/02/2012 9:46:26 PM Hi again Keith, Agree with much of your last post. Especially your father’s observations......
» 16/02/2012 6:35:17 PM Interesting discussion. Thank you all. Good questions, SPQR. On the violence, are you sur.....
» 16/02/2012 6:51:09 AM Thanks for the feedback, Jack. No, wasn’t comparing general life here in the South with li.....
» 11/02/2012 7:45:31 PM Good morning Mr M. “The best managed economy, by what measure?” Economists use ten key i.....
» 11/02/2012 9:52:40 AM My dear old Mr S M, When did you study macroeconomics? (Don’t say where or they will sue......
» 11/02/2012 9:11:48 AM This is a seriously problematic article. Despite the headline: 'Explaining Australia’s f.....
» 10/02/2012 4:58:10 PM Morning all, On the Aussie dollar, Mr S M, I read Paul Syvret earlier as referring to con.....
» 10/02/2012 8:19:03 AM Hello again Mr M, Interesting article. Not sure I agree with all of it, though. For exam.....
» 9/02/2012 9:48:15 AM Hello Imajulianutter, No, it is not up to me at all. My credibility is under no challenge.....
» 9/02/2012 7:56:42 AM Hi Mr Minister, Yes, that was careless. Sorry. “So in what way do you regard Canada as d.....
» 8/02/2012 7:50:39 PM Hello Shadow Minister, Still not sure why you raise Canada. Seems unfair to compare isola.....
» 8/02/2012 7:16:09 AM Greetings again, Well, did you spot the deliberate error? Yes? Well done! Of course, I m.....
» 8/02/2012 5:56:04 AM Hello again Shadow Minister, Where do you source your information? Just askin’. Accordin.....
» 8/02/2012 4:37:32 AM Hello SPQR, Yes, good question – re percentage of exports going to China's expanding econ.....
» 7/02/2012 11:19:18 AM Hello again Mr Minister, Yes, understand your argument. And it is attractive superficiall.....
» 7/02/2012 7:14:06 AM Hello Imajulianutter, No, I don’t think I will chase down the dates of the US legislation.....
» 6/02/2012 10:37:09 PM Hello again Imajulianutter, Not sure where you got that information about Professor Stigl.....
» 6/02/2012 4:16:35 PM Hello again Im, Yes, your economy is clearly number one now. But no, you most certainly d.....
» 6/02/2012 10:53:46 AM Hello again Imajulianutter, Yes, Howard and Costello left Australia in reasonably good sh.....
» 6/02/2012 6:22:52 AM Hello again Hasbeen, Why this extraordinary pessimism about your Government? Do you read.....
» 5/02/2012 6:51:21 PM Good morning Saltpetre, Yes, there is much research still to do. This discussion has pro.....
» 5/02/2012 5:18:50 AM Hi Saltpetre, Would you agree the recent GFC was the most severe global downturn since th.....
» 4/02/2012 11:42:52 PM Yes, perhaps so, Hasbeen. But Treasurers are appointed for their ability to assess the bes.....
» 4/02/2012 7:44:20 PM Hello Hasbeen, No, Europe is no longer collapsing. Most countries are now recovering, som.....
» 4/02/2012 9:05:19 AM Bonjour Mr M, Mr Rudd will be primarily remembered here in Europe for the formal apology .....
» 3/02/2012 2:55:48 PM Good morning Mr M, Triple A ratings. There are three big credit rating agencies: Standard.....
» 3/02/2012 7:51:56 AM Hi Mr Minister, This is excellent. Good research. For a while I thought you got your anal.....
» 3/02/2012 1:32:26 AM Hello Hasbeen, Yes, I have. Sadly ABC News is now just as unreliable as the other mainstr.....
» 2/02/2012 11:00:41 PM @Saltpetre, at least seven of your statements are contradicted by the evidence. 1. “Facel.....
» 2/02/2012 2:13:15 PM No, Shadow Minister, all the evidence points in the direct opposite direction, doesn’t it?.....
» 2/02/2012 6:33:09 AM If only that were true, Jon J, Australia would be a much happier and safer place. Unfortu.....
» 1/02/2012 6:00:57 PM @Shadow Minister, do you realise how ridiculous you sound? John Howard promised there wo.....
» 1/02/2012 7:30:16 AM Excellent analysis. Thanks, Bruce. Just two queries, however. Regarding "His mainly.....
» 31/01/2012 11:59:46 PM Hi again Dane and Robert, How democracy works is precisely what some of us are discussing.....
» 31/01/2012 9:45:56 PM Hi Yuyutsu. Did you read the explanation by Ms Gillard in February last year? She explain.....
» 31/01/2012 7:27:53 PM @Hasbeen, yes, this is a vital point: “There has never been a mob so committed to ‘the end.....
» 31/01/2012 11:03:35 AM Yes, that’s pretty much the reality, SM. But without actual firearms. No, I don’t think .....
» 31/01/2012 10:27:34 AM Yes, fair comment, Robert. But the ALP offered itself for office in 2010 with a commitmen.....
» 31/01/2012 10:06:08 AM @Shadow Minister, are you sure this is fair? “When you make a promise and break it, it is .....
» 31/01/2012 9:31:19 AM This might be a sound article. Not sure. It got derailed at the 5th sentence. The bit abou.....
» 30/01/2012 9:24:57 PM Hi again Cohenite, Re: “You have either not understood my point or are wilfully ignoring .....
» 30/01/2012 3:53:45 PM Kipp, I think we are now seeing history move in this direction. Yes, it is painfully slo.....
» 30/01/2012 7:00:32 AM Julia Gillard “betrayed her boss”? Perhaps. But differently from the way other leaders rep.....
» 29/01/2012 10:09:31 PM @Jay of Melbourne, is this the link you lost when you lost your computer? http://www.nytim.....
» 29/01/2012 9:57:51 PM Yes, Cohenite, Mr Bolt can be a smart+rse. But nobody cares about that. And no, a hurt fee.....
» 29/01/2012 7:48:17 AM What a stupid opinion piece. Just as well no-one is discussing it ........
» 28/01/2012 6:57:00 PM Hi again Cohenite. Precisely. The Cohenite family does not receive government handouts i.....
» 27/01/2012 9:28:16 PM Hi again Cohenite. For Aboriginality to be validated, all three factors must apply: descen.....
» 27/01/2012 7:06:42 PM Hi again LEGO, The legal definition has an intriguing history discussed here: http://www.a.....
» 27/01/2012 6:07:11 PM Not sure that answers the question though, Cohenite. Do published articles intended to of.....
» 27/01/2012 3:46:05 PM @Cohenite. The judgment not only exposes the many false assertions but also the extensive .....
» 26/01/2012 9:05:07 PM Hi Cohenite. References as requested. Re Ms Heiss: “Each of those assertions was erroneou.....
» 26/01/2012 9:09:58 AM Okay. Let’s see if we can resolve this. Cohenite. “I have given you the Judge's reasons f.....
» 25/01/2012 11:09:39 PM No, Cohenite, the opposite is true. Perhaps it might be helpful do word searches of the .....
» 25/01/2012 7:20:20 PM Hi Cohenite, We seem to be disagreeing about the reasons the judge found against Andrew B.....
» 24/01/2012 8:09:44 PM The judge also said: "The reasons for that conclusion [that offensive conduct occurre.....
» 24/01/2012 7:09:40 PM Hi Cohenite, Did you actually read the Bolt judgment? It is quite long, but well worth the.....
» 24/01/2012 6:53:12 PM Excellent article. Unfortunately reportage that reinforces prejudice and false stereotypes.....
» 14/07/2011 11:09:34 PM If you are correct, Steven, and I think you are, then all the more reason for citizens to .....
» 14/07/2011 8:59:34 AM Thanks, Col. Thanks, Sunflower. Just to clarify the application of the world 'free'. As th.....
» 13/07/2011 11:25:03 AM Thanks for the observations, Col Rouge. Since this piece was written, even more instances .....
» 11/07/2011 9:45:56 AM Agree entirely, Steven. Very well observed......
» 10/07/2011 2:13:56 PM Thanks, Steven, Again I agree with much of your analysis. But haven't found any evidence t.....
» 8/07/2011 4:57:42 PM Thanks, Steven. Partly agree. Certainly re The Sunday Sun. Not sure, however, about your s.....
» 8/07/2011 3:06:23 PM Significant update here: http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/07/08/simons-murdoch-hangs-on-to-li.....
» 7/07/2011 5:49:28 PM Thanks, Sunflower. Yes, all news outlets have faults and foibles. I find ABC Radio News ap.....
» 17/05/2011 9:19:47 PM Excellent article. Thanks, John. Can't find anything factually wrong or unfair in this any.....
» 16/05/2011 5:49:16 PM Excellent analysis. Thanks, Tristan. "And yet Single Parents will be shifted on to Ne.....
» 6/05/2011 8:15:27 AM Greetings all. Well, that was interesting. Sorry to see Spindoc bail just when it was gett.....
» 26/03/2011 8:00:10 PM Good morning Ludwig, Three quick responses. One. Your opening question is exactly the nub:.....
» 26/03/2011 6:45:59 AM Dear Ludwig, Yes, very happy to continue the discussion. And relieved it is a discussion, .....
» 26/03/2011 6:01:32 AM Dear SPQR, Thanks for your further input on this. Let’s deal with these matters one at a t.....
» 25/03/2011 5:42:04 AM Dear SPQR, My response to you was intended somewhat more whimsically than you seem to have.....
» 24/03/2011 6:58:35 AM Dear SPQR, ‘Yes, but few of our illegal boat arrivals are “refugees”. They are pure and s.....
» 23/03/2011 7:51:31 PM Ludwiiiiig, maaaaate, Your criticisms of Bruce’s piece seem a bit unfair. ‘So the ministe.....
» 17/03/2011 10:46:50 PM Hi again MaNiK JoSiAh. Thanks for this further comment. I agree with every statement you h.....
» 17/03/2011 6:24:53 PM Dear Csteele, that is an extraordinarily provocative exegesis. Thank you. Not sure how man.....
» 17/03/2011 4:34:31 AM Excellent article. Thanks, Stephen. One measure of government economic competence is the i.....
» 16/03/2011 7:42:50 PM Dear Csteele, Rhian, and Davidf, Yes, agree the Luke passage is not about same-sex relatio.....
» 16/03/2011 2:18:42 AM Thanks, csteele. Most intriguing. Are you aware of any other references to same sex relati.....
» 14/03/2011 6:27:53 AM Dear WmTrevor, By all means advances in social policy should be pursued without religious .....
» 13/03/2011 9:18:09 PM Dear Flo, Yes, the discussion started out on gay marriage, but we seem to have been sidetr.....
» 12/03/2011 9:02:41 PM Dear Lexi, Yes, agree atonement is problematic on various levels. Theologians and Christia.....
» 12/03/2011 8:12:38 PM Dear Runner, Thanks again for your thoughtful responses. Seems we have just one major diff.....
» 12/03/2011 8:12:06 AM Thanks, WmTrevor. Must find those two volumes myself. Haven’t heard of them before. @ Runn.....
» 11/03/2011 9:30:43 PM Thanks for the clarification, David. You are entirely correct. What I meant by the shortha.....
» 11/03/2011 6:05:04 PM Fair question, Lexi. Fair comment Tuesday too. Do those who hold up the Bible as an inspi.....
» 11/03/2011 11:02:26 AM Thanks, Runner. I actually agree with every substantial point in that post. I certainly ag.....
» 11/03/2011 7:59:13 AM Good morning. Interesting discussion. Thank you. Just a few questions. Rhian, is there any.....
» 14/09/2010 8:06:58 AM Hi again, Joe, No, I don't think divergence is a problem. Nor is there any unbridgeable ch.....
» 13/09/2010 7:49:04 PM Thanks again, Joe. But no-one is disputing your education statistics or disapproving of th.....
» 13/09/2010 12:18:50 PM Indi, all your observations are entirely fair. I also have low expectations, as indicated .....
» 11/09/2010 8:29:03 PM Joe, there is nothing you have written with which I disagree. So perhaps I have muddled my.....
» 10/09/2010 7:39:22 PM Joe, Indi and Aka, thanks again for these comments. But the key question seems not to be s.....
» 9/09/2010 6:38:53 PM Thanks for this, Bunbadgee. Agree that traditional lifestyles have continued “in the face .....
» 9/09/2010 7:55:11 AM Joe, I almost wept when I read your post: "Do we do it all over again? Do we set up y.....
» 9/09/2010 7:40:37 AM So, Individual, is that a yes or a no to question 4? I am genuinely interested in this, no.....
» 8/09/2010 2:14:45 PM Thanks, Individual, for your response to my question 3. Is it fair to deduce from this tha.....
» 8/09/2010 12:18:54 AM Joe, the number of graduates is impressive and a credit to those who have pushed the barri.....
» 7/09/2010 9:21:14 PM Just a quick update to the claim in the article that “none of the four all-powerful indepe.....
» 27/08/2010 3:52:41 AM Merci for these responses. All appreciated. Keith, on banning the burka in public, this .....

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