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» 25/05/2018 9:22:31 PM "It’s agreed that ‘Australia’ should be kept inviolate, from all exploration, settlem.....
» 25/05/2018 1:45:18 PM Shadow, If you look at the examples you've provided, you'll see that they're all examples .....
» 25/05/2018 1:22:25 AM What do you think God has against cryptocurrencies, Yuyutsu?.....
» 24/05/2018 6:31:34 PM Shadow, As we're not restricted to what's been done in the past, and Karun was clearly not.....
» 24/05/2018 5:28:40 PM Will you stop littering so they don't have to?.....
» 24/05/2018 1:38:08 PM Philip S, "1st we are not a rich country approx $500 billion in debt does not make a .....
» 24/05/2018 1:20:04 PM Shadow, what was the point of your post? Nobody's claiming Venezuela to be a nirvana. The.....
» 24/05/2018 11:43:24 AM "France, Germany and the United Kingdom need to get on the Trump bandwagon and move t.....
» 24/05/2018 2:45:07 AM ttbn, >Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. Anyone can enter or alter mat.....
» 23/05/2018 3:40:44 PM >Once Iran has a missile and a nuclear warhead, they will be launched. No they won't. .....
» 23/05/2018 3:36:18 PM Philip S, >1st question is why are taxpayers paying this $11,538 not the employer. Bec.....
» 23/05/2018 12:12:01 PM Our economy may or may not evolve into something postcapitalist (and I expect in the futur.....
» 23/05/2018 11:27:45 AM Apologies to Hasbeen for conflating you with ttbn. It's worth noting that one of the reaso.....
» 22/05/2018 11:27:31 PM Hasbeen, I demand an apology for your libellous allegation! I have consistently opposed al.....
» 22/05/2018 1:54:32 PM Schepmans is not the Mayor of Brussels; merely the Mayor of Molenbeek. And investigating a.....
» 22/05/2018 12:32:35 PM FORTUNATELY we don't have a Donald Trump!.....
» 22/05/2018 10:43:41 AM I've seen a relevant quote attributed to A L Brown: "If you can't return a favour, pa.....
» 20/05/2018 3:09:16 PM Armchair, > One person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter. While there is .....
» 19/05/2018 7:25:08 PM Hasbeen, There's a big difference between the right to medical treatment and the right to .....
» 19/05/2018 3:02:48 AM diver dan, That drug testing at festivals is far from stupid. A lot of people were deterre.....
» 18/05/2018 12:02:17 PM Darren mistakenly believes this to be a left v right issue, but in reality neither side al.....
» 17/05/2018 1:18:31 AM individual, >I know what you mean & that's the traditional spin of throwing money at so.....
» 16/05/2018 7:01:15 PM individual, The point of economic stimulus is that it's extra money going into the economy.....
» 14/05/2018 3:07:03 PM Come off it, Hasbeen! NDIS is designed to make disabled people more productive, so should .....
» 11/05/2018 7:57:21 PM runner, 'Atheism is not totally irrational.' >then why do they come up with such idioti.....
» 11/05/2018 4:05:20 PM mac, Are you saying that the belief that no deity is real is not a belief? Or are you clai.....
» 11/05/2018 3:21:54 PM Christianity is indeed highly compatible with liberty. But Christianity is quite incompati.....
» 11/05/2018 12:01:39 PM > The budget combines good luck with good management. The government conflates good luc.....
» 10/05/2018 2:13:33 PM AJ Philips, I am of course aware that a referendum is required to change the constitution......
» 10/05/2018 12:59:10 PM Of course the world is improving in some ways. But it's not always improving enough, and i.....
» 10/05/2018 12:10:37 AM "If people weren't slaves to their animal nature, then why would they bring children .....
» 9/05/2018 7:24:50 PM The idea of doing cost benefit analyses is good, but most people are unaware of how sensit.....
» 9/05/2018 5:11:17 PM I think the court has really overstepped the mark on this one. The constitution did not in.....
» 8/05/2018 6:27:25 PM ttbn, HTH means Hope This Helps. >We are all aware of your attitude to debt, Yet you d.....
» 8/05/2018 11:16:34 AM ttbn, A surplus is where the government takes more money out of the economy than it puts i.....
» 7/05/2018 8:57:36 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Who exactly do you imagine would say: "Ah, now I can bring even more ch.....
» 7/05/2018 4:58:44 PM ttbn, Much less naïve than your treating China closing international sea lanes in the SCS .....
» 7/05/2018 12:38:23 PM ttbn, "At this moment, Australia has enough fuel for only 50 days. What happens if - .....
» 7/05/2018 2:10:03 AM Yuyutsu, >Yes, it is harsh, but the only way to eliminate child poverty is to stop havi.....
» 4/05/2018 11:06:37 AM Though Albania would be wise to guard against excessive Turkish influence, their rejecting.....
» 3/05/2018 9:42:04 PM thinkabit, You say that as though being a tax haven isn't a bad thing. But tax havens aren.....
» 3/05/2018 4:48:50 PM calwest, Of course many children were rescued and taken away for good reasons. But the fac.....
» 3/05/2018 4:31:36 PM runner, >people are not factful because they love living a lie. That much is often true.....
» 3/05/2018 3:33:40 PM Loudmouth, 'Twas never officially just because they were Aboriginal. But the Stolen Genera.....
» 1/05/2018 10:21:40 AM ant, I'd regard E&Y as almost as untrustworthy as LNP politicians! Plastics do indeed bre.....
» 28/04/2018 11:08:28 PM Alan B., >Anything that challenges the economic might of the weaponized fossil fuel ind.....
» 27/04/2018 1:21:05 PM Here the idiocy of Austrian Economics is plain for all to see. Everyone else understands .....
» 27/04/2018 10:56:36 AM Who wrote the headline for this? A rush is NOT a war!.....
» 26/04/2018 6:03:46 PM Tania de Jong, You (like many others) fail to understand that it's quite easy for governm.....
» 25/04/2018 2:13:59 AM mhaze (continued) "At that time, there will be either massive spending cut-backs or a.....
» 25/04/2018 2:10:29 AM mhaze, Firstly I apologise for the lack of clarity due to the obvious trivial errors in my.....
» 24/04/2018 2:33:07 AM mhaze, "Why did you feel the need to take hyperinflation off the table?" Because.....
» 20/04/2018 1:33:39 AM Toni Lavis, Many places, in all our states, aspire to be Australia's Riviera. I think East.....
» 19/04/2018 1:57:33 PM ttbn, You seem to be saying we should deliberately build substandard facilities because th.....
» 19/04/2018 1:43:51 AM mhaze, You weren't even close to the truth. What you should be apologising for is your ab.....
» 17/04/2018 11:18:45 PM Alan B., It does damage healthy cells. What made you think otherwise? Is there a shortage .....
» 17/04/2018 10:37:26 PM BROCK, The Ethiopia to Djibouti railway is a conventional line, not a high speed line. It .....
» 17/04/2018 9:32:22 PM Luciferase, All storage is scalable to some degree, and most is viable to some degree. Bat.....
» 17/04/2018 6:59:00 PM Luciferase, "If that was such a big deal, Aidan, people would buy subsidised batterie.....
» 17/04/2018 4:37:52 PM BROCK, Technically you're wrong, as Apple's new HQ cost far more per floor. However, movin.....
» 17/04/2018 1:31:48 PM That puzzles me, rehctub - I've used Brisbane's Airtrain, and it was nowhere near that exp.....
» 17/04/2018 11:49:29 AM A cost analysis that fails to recognise that batteries are charged when power is cheap and.....
» 17/04/2018 2:46:55 AM mhaze, "But it will make them worth less." A slight oversimplification, but basi.....
» 16/04/2018 12:58:15 PM Yes, Alan, but I was referring to the methane produced by soil microbes rather than that p.....
» 16/04/2018 11:25:29 AM Strawman! The real reason greens oppose the native vegetation clearance is the amount of .....
» 14/04/2018 12:30:03 AM Interesting turn of phrase there, Philip S. If you'd said "...the less it becomes wor.....
» 13/04/2018 9:19:38 PM It's very simple, Philip S: We own the Reserve Bank. As long as we stick to the present po.....
» 13/04/2018 7:31:02 PM I have used that so called Smartbus - although when I did the stop was hard to find and fa.....
» 11/04/2018 4:54:06 PM [Sorry, that should say "actually spending less on drugs"] Alternatively I'd ac.....
» 11/04/2018 4:48:41 PM I do not want to see live exports banned, but I think we should insist on much higher stan.....
» 11/04/2018 3:55:46 PM Shadow, 2. I stand corrected; I'd failed to notice the two lines on the graph I posted did.....
» 11/04/2018 11:40:17 AM Shadow, 2. How do you draw that conclusion? The graph at https://d3fy651gv2fhd3.cloudfront.....
» 10/04/2018 3:00:20 PM Hasbeen, "The closest thing was communism in Russia & China" That sounds very mu.....
» 10/04/2018 9:42:58 AM Alan B., Are you going senile? Because that's what it looks like from here! If not, perha.....
» 9/04/2018 4:14:05 PM Alan B., WTF are you on about? It is sensible to have a solar thermal plant with molten s.....
» 7/04/2018 11:26:00 AM Hasbeen, Yes, I know yours wasn't. I did reply to it, but I misdirected it to ttbn. My ap.....
» 7/04/2018 10:38:33 AM I had assumed ALTRAV's Friday post was an attempt at satire......
» 6/04/2018 5:52:37 PM kirby483, Before falsely accusing me of failing to see basic human traits, try actually r.....
» 6/04/2018 3:22:11 PM kirby483, Your analogy is complete garbage. A UBI would not put anyone in a position where.....
» 6/04/2018 1:42:35 PM ttbn, Under the UBI system, the low income workers would get their wages plus UBI. Whereas.....
» 6/04/2018 11:20:22 AM Armchair, Double dole wouldn't be enough, though apart from that I agree with your conclus.....
» 2/04/2018 1:58:35 AM Bazz, "The agreement between the G20 countries, including Australia, and the IMF mean.....
» 29/03/2018 10:47:13 AM Either Phil Cullen has a different definition of "bullying" to the rest of the w.....
» 29/03/2018 9:42:53 AM There's more to it than that - the status quo is not acceptable. Despite the "one law.....
» 28/03/2018 11:42:45 AM Jayb, I think you've overestimated the amount of CO2 in soft drinks by an order of magnitu.....
» 27/03/2018 10:40:50 AM Everald - "It is time for a new world order called THE COMMON GOOD to take over.&quo.....
» 27/03/2018 10:17:47 AM ISTR reading elsewhere that officially the head of the Church of England is Jesus, and tha.....
» 24/03/2018 9:45:05 PM This article seems to be partly based on a 2009 article from the Christian Science Monitor.....
» 17/03/2018 3:58:53 PM Toni, Nothing YAM said was disrespectful of the deceased......
» 17/03/2018 10:32:50 AM runner, Hawkins may have believed in fairy tales, but Hawking certainly didn't. The need .....
» 14/03/2018 1:21:45 AM ttbn, >What does "Take the environment more seriously" actually mean? Any pra.....
» 13/03/2018 12:52:04 PM Banjo, >How do we reduce impact on the enviroment and at the same time double our popul.....
» 13/03/2018 10:21:04 AM "Ordinarily, a person accused of some crime is presumed innocent until found otherwis.....
» 12/03/2018 1:43:24 PM There's a lot more to sustainability than population and standard of living. If we value t.....
» 8/03/2018 9:12:18 AM ateday, Solving the problems is the easy part. Convincing others to implement the solution.....
» 7/03/2018 10:21:58 AM 'Tis good to know that, in contrast to her first time in Parliament, Hanson has now starte.....
» 6/03/2018 9:58:19 PM >Nobody had any suggestions PeterBo, why do you regard me as nobody?.....
» 6/03/2018 9:52:46 PM >until you define what you mean by sexist or racist your comments are just pc garbage .....
» 6/03/2018 4:42:56 PM runner, I'm not sure I follow your logic. It looks like you think their terrible performan.....
» 6/03/2018 12:30:25 PM Alan B., "And only seriously intellectually challenged morons would believe we'd beco.....
» 6/03/2018 1:43:47 AM Polar bears normally live on land but hunt on the ice. See http://polarbearsinternational......
» 3/03/2018 1:07:34 AM runner, >marxist are the most violent and predominant tribe in the west. Really? I can'.....
» 2/03/2018 9:53:54 AM > How can we get politicians to sit down together and collectively decide what is in th.....
» 26/02/2018 12:31:34 AM Alan B., 'm not threatening you with libel; I'm accusing you of libel. This accusation wou.....
» 25/02/2018 1:28:48 AM Alan B., "wind towers needs to turn for around thirty years before they actually comp.....
» 24/02/2018 10:25:05 PM I liked Barnaby Joyce back in the days when he was a maverick senator. But those days are .....
» 24/02/2018 10:17:40 PM ttbn, It's rather misleading to call it a 7 year lie. Gillard intended to keep the promise.....
» 23/02/2018 3:16:06 PM Stop your trolling and switch your brain on, Alan B! I'm actually pro thorium. But I'm not.....
» 23/02/2018 8:55:10 AM Shadow, Whinging about the headline again? I refer you to my previous comment: Try reading.....
» 23/02/2018 8:37:42 AM Good news for those (internationally) who are building new nuclear power stations. Bad new.....
» 22/02/2018 9:50:02 PM Shadow, >The main flaws are that EA failed to recognize that taxes are paid on profit a.....
» 22/02/2018 1:51:01 AM Toni Lavis, > And the ice hockey, snowboarding and even the curling... I'm not so inte.....
» 22/02/2018 1:07:16 AM Alan B., What you regard as economic illiteracy on my part is actually a comprehension fai.....
» 21/02/2018 3:33:42 PM BAYGON, The role of a public broadcaster should start with informing the public, and shoul.....
» 21/02/2018 2:42:30 PM Armchair, 'Tis unlikely to have be Muslims barbecuing that dog, as they consider eating do.....
» 21/02/2018 1:25:26 PM Start by watching http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/on-top-of-the-world/9371502.....
» 21/02/2018 12:34:27 PM "... just behind San Jose (Silicone Valley)." San Jose is at the southern end of.....
» 20/02/2018 10:24:04 PM Hasbeen, Far from trying to distract from the facts, I'm trying to explain the facts. I'm .....
» 20/02/2018 2:54:30 PM "I see no reason why the NEM should have either a price cap or a price floor (negativ.....
» 19/02/2018 3:02:22 PM Hasbeen, >Researchers found a while back that any increase in CO2 led to a correspondin.....
» 18/02/2018 10:15:48 PM I'm not so interested in the figure skating, though I was very impressed with that German .....
» 18/02/2018 9:39:51 PM Banjo, You do need a brain to get engineering qualifications, even if you don't use it aft.....
» 18/02/2018 9:20:34 PM >I have little interest in the subject as I know CO2 can not cause global warming Stru.....
» 18/02/2018 5:58:47 PM Banjo, She certainly has got a brain - she's a mechanical engineer. She's made some commen.....
» 17/02/2018 4:32:42 PM Hasbeen, Forced decentralisation would almost certainly have the exact opposite effect on .....
» 17/02/2018 2:50:18 AM Foxy, Long term planning is certainly needed, but the main thing lacking at present is com.....
» 17/02/2018 2:14:37 AM Hasbeen, Yes I'm talking about public transport. The amount of fuel it uses per passenger .....
» 17/02/2018 1:28:57 AM > You would obviously need to throw away your brains to listen to such irrational garba.....
» 17/02/2018 12:12:40 AM runner, "'marxist have only one sick narrative." False, but moot because most on.....
» 16/02/2018 10:26:45 AM How many more years will it take for the right to realise that there's a large diversity o.....
» 15/02/2018 11:35:31 AM Bazz, the premise of this thread is a nonsense. Despite what the PM says, the Voice To Par.....
» 15/02/2018 1:23:37 AM Hasbeen, This is not about arithmetic, it's about assumptions. If you put garbage in, you .....
» 14/02/2018 1:19:26 PM Dear Foxy, It's not overdevelopment that's the problem; it's failure to provide the approp.....
» 12/02/2018 1:24:25 AM Alan B., It may surprise you to learn that points of substance aren't the ones that fit yo.....
» 11/02/2018 11:16:57 PM ALTRAV, Most vegetated areas are net absorbers of CO2, but there is a lot of seasonal vari.....
» 11/02/2018 1:25:59 AM Galen, Technically Kelvin are not degrees since they are an absolute measure. And the chan.....
» 10/02/2018 11:30:59 PM ALTRAV, Like Tristan Prasser, you're railing against imaginary disadvantages of renewables.....
» 10/02/2018 9:45:53 PM Apologies for failing to notice my autocorrect had turned hormesis into horses!.....
» 10/02/2018 4:18:01 PM Alan B., I see you're completely failing to address the points I made, and resorting to ad.....
» 10/02/2018 11:07:00 AM One more thing before we finish: my experience with British motorways is that the concrete.....
» 9/02/2018 11:49:29 PM Alan B., If you're going to keep advocating thorium based molten salt reactors, please tak.....
» 9/02/2018 1:34:30 PM Shadow, I'm aware of the original definition of socialism. But I contend that definition .....
» 9/02/2018 1:29:47 AM The younger generations, and indeed many members of older generations, don't view the worl.....
» 31/01/2018 1:28:24 AM Bazz, Batteries can be practical for dispatchable backup. But there are a it of people who.....
» 30/01/2018 2:33:52 PM SingletonEngineer, Table relates to emissions from all sources, whereas this article, and .....
» 30/01/2018 2:26:27 PM No, Bazz, we should be talking (and listening) about batteries. But rather than baulking a.....
» 30/01/2018 11:27:41 AM I see this article ignores the better option of concessional loans to renewable energy gen.....
» 25/01/2018 10:10:13 AM Russell seems to be unaware that SA has a large amount of gas fired generation, so the cla.....
» 24/01/2018 10:39:39 PM "What an ignorant statement, the train could run 100% full, but the 'Airport Link' in.....
» 24/01/2018 8:33:46 PM Some people don't seem to understand that Australia has a mixed economy. Making rules, reg.....
» 24/01/2018 3:18:12 PM Paul, After the insults you hurled at my city, I'm glad I offended you. You're a hypocriti.....
» 23/01/2018 6:10:33 PM Loudmouth - The former. Mere change of political administration would not be worth mention.....
» 23/01/2018 4:27:10 PM Josephus, I checked my citizenship certificate. 'Twas June, not January, when I became an .....
» 23/01/2018 3:35:38 PM "Industrial relations laws have the power to determine whether this century will be o.....
» 23/01/2018 3:16:54 PM Hasbeen, Which news report was that on? _________________________________________________.....
» 22/01/2018 2:08:09 PM Paul - There are many different models of privatization. Adelaide opted for large contract.....
» 29/12/2017 10:06:26 AM If Turnbull is willing to dismantle the Liberal brand for his own ego, I won't shed a tear.....
» 23/12/2017 10:27:30 PM Drinking alcohol is not itself a sin. However it may lead to sin, especially when consumed.....
» 22/12/2017 10:34:04 PM Shadow, >Firstly I thought your philosophy was the government could pay for everything .....
» 22/12/2017 1:16:46 PM Shadow, Though Australia's headline company tax rate is now high by international standard.....
» 16/12/2017 10:17:39 PM ttbn, His being an obscure book author does not change my opinion. Not only does he rely o.....
» 12/12/2017 8:42:06 PM ttbn, Isn't it obvious? I read his Quadrant article!.....
» 12/12/2017 3:59:22 PM So a rightwing moron suggests abolishing anything that he can't see the point of or that c.....
» 11/12/2017 11:51:24 AM "Unfortunately for Stiglitz, this would assume that traditional currencies are someho.....
» 3/12/2017 1:01:03 AM Hi Armchair, I had a look at that Venezuela article you linked to, and I have to say it's.....
» 24/11/2017 1:18:34 AM rehctub, Where did you get the idea that the vast majority of immigrants are not working?.....
» 23/11/2017 9:22:36 AM If cutting the debt is the objective then yes, there are really only three options: spend .....
» 15/11/2017 5:20:44 PM It highlights how much we need small business. Often big business declines to take the ris.....
» 12/11/2017 10:06:05 PM Oh what a silly thread! Qatar is a resource based economy - their economy is largely dep.....
» 10/11/2017 9:18:09 PM ttbn, "It's high time that the 'refugee' nonsense was put to bed, and those people ru.....
» 9/11/2017 11:44:43 AM ttbn, aside from your own idiotic claim that proven facts are "idiotic claims", .....
» 8/11/2017 12:51:47 PM What was needed was a tunnel to directly link the M4 to the port and airport. Instead Sydn.....
» 5/11/2017 8:24:59 PM On the contrary, he can be condemned on this one. Refugees are not the enemy and should no.....
» 2/11/2017 10:05:38 PM I'm really disappointed with Labor on this issue. A few weeks ago they did a lot of braggi.....
» 2/11/2017 9:52:18 PM ttbn, Have you got any actual evidence our public service is too bloated? Are you sure you.....
» 2/11/2017 6:24:11 PM ttbn, you seem to have a rather archaic notion of loyalty What exactly do you think it mea.....
» 31/10/2017 6:10:29 PM AJ Philips, Do you also believe the children of polyamorous partnerships deserve not to ha.....
» 31/10/2017 4:00:16 PM I believe all people are equal regardless of sexuality. However that does not mean all rel.....
» 30/10/2017 1:28:05 PM Shadow, So where did you get the idea that "switching to NBN would simply increase t.....
» 26/10/2017 1:23:06 PM Hasbeen, Where did you get the absurd idea that a party that can do anything it likes lead.....
» 26/10/2017 12:47:41 PM Shadow, Modulation certainly didn't "go out with the last of the 56k modems". Br.....
» 26/10/2017 9:55:05 AM Shadow, I clearly know a lot more about networks than you. Copper is a bit cheaper to inst.....
» 25/10/2017 4:14:22 PM Shadow, the claim that FTTH ISN'T superior is complete bollocks! On financial terms alone .....
» 25/10/2017 1:05:27 PM ttbn, Considering the exorbitant amount the telcos charge for landline services, using VOI.....
» 25/10/2017 1:21:22 AM Under Labor, the NBN plan was pretty good. But they did make three fairly big mistakes: 1).....
» 24/10/2017 12:04:43 PM runner, You don't seem to know the difference between a hypothesis, a theory and a fantasy.....
» 24/10/2017 10:12:24 AM curmudgeonathome, While I agree there are genuine objections to SSM, I can't agree that th.....
» 23/10/2017 1:46:22 PM Have Labor actually said they support it? Last I heard they'd reserved judgement until the.....
» 20/10/2017 11:24:03 AM "Generation without electricity transmission, distribution, and retail sales is produ.....
» 17/10/2017 1:47:37 PM Shadow, Of course the author understands the difference between wholesale and retail. His .....
» 14/10/2017 11:20:22 PM Capitalism and socialism are such broad terms that criticism of each is meaningless withou.....
» 14/10/2017 3:56:35 PM leoj, > A question is not a rebuttal, although that is a popular tactic for some. A r.....
» 14/10/2017 12:26:21 PM JBowyeer, The lack of sun is certainly a factor in the production of the ozone hole, as su.....
» 14/10/2017 1:46:42 AM leoj, Those sorts of unenforceable regulations are likely to be deeply counterproductive, .....
» 14/10/2017 12:50:53 AM Of course I believe it, Hasbeen. I'm not one for larping, and I certainly wouldn't do so u.....
» 13/10/2017 11:18:53 PM runner and leoj, You should indeed check the facts before mouthing off. Marianna Orlandi .....
» 13/10/2017 6:00:49 PM runner, we live in the information age now. If you don't know what UNESCO does, you can fi.....
» 13/10/2017 5:11:36 PM Hasbeen, WTF is it that you regard as unproven? Is it... ...that CO2 is a greenhouse gas? .....
» 12/10/2017 11:49:44 AM Runner, do you really have trouble comprehending that criminals can be victims as well? 4.....
» 12/10/2017 2:17:55 AM runner, there's zero truth in Abbott's analogy. The likening of belief in global warming t.....
» 10/10/2017 12:34:58 PM Cobber, Three obvious examples are the aluminium smelters in Iceland. But we really shoul.....
» 9/10/2017 1:04:48 PM ttbn, > Why are your mentioning 'apologies'? Feeling a little guilty? Of course I'm no.....
» 9/10/2017 1:31:35 AM ttbn, Nick Xenophon had a reputation for spending money efficiently - even being the only .....
» 8/10/2017 8:30:34 PM I for one will be voting for Nick Xenophon. His deal for concessional loans for a solar t.....
» 5/10/2017 1:21:09 AM Shadow (continued) 4. The mothballing of Pelican Point had more to do with competition fr.....
» 5/10/2017 1:19:18 AM Shadow, 1. AIUI the prices shown at http://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electrici.....
» 29/09/2017 11:37:41 PM Shadow, 1) I'm well aware of how the generation and bidding process occurs. And I've often.....
» 28/09/2017 2:03:53 AM Shadow, 1. It's an exaggeration to claim, as you did, that it OFTEN happens. 2. Technical.....
» 27/09/2017 11:26:14 PM Hasbeen, The only reason your head's not in the clouds is that you don't open the windows .....
» 25/09/2017 7:31:28 PM Shadow, "1) The value of power to the customers is time-dependent, which is why the b.....
» 22/09/2017 12:38:51 AM Graham (continued) As for cost, renewables have a different cost structure: a higher capi.....
» 22/09/2017 12:35:29 AM Graham, your article is extremely inaccurate. It lazily parrots old claims while failing t.....
» 20/09/2017 8:53:10 AM For economic problems, governments are much better placed to solve them, as mutual societi.....
» 18/09/2017 9:43:13 AM If the NO campaign continue to resort to dubious claims about gay parenting, we'll almost .....
» 15/09/2017 1:58:51 PM Reassuring article - it's nice to know that once Un becomes Nil and peaceful reunification.....
» 13/09/2017 9:08:55 AM Hasbeen, > I'm going to vote early & often, so I can see what it feels like to be a lef.....
» 9/09/2017 3:38:28 PM JF Aus, I think the scrap value of batteries will be high enough to prevent dumping. I'm .....
» 6/09/2017 1:09:28 AM mememememememe, > don't you believe companies are in a social contract, i.e. they have .....
» 5/09/2017 6:39:14 PM Cupric Embarrasment, Companies trading with North Korea generally don't have many and vari.....
» 4/09/2017 3:24:49 PM You don't need dry cat food to feed magpies. All you need is a compost heap. Put your food.....
» 4/09/2017 3:16:38 PM That wouldn't work, Yuyutsu. If China tried to annex North Korea, North Korea would suicid.....
» 4/09/2017 3:05:27 PM calwest, I'm not a big fan of communism. Indeed I'm not even a small fan of communism. Its.....
» 2/09/2017 2:57:38 AM No, calwest, stop whinging! Your objection seemed a little far fetched the first time, but.....
» 1/09/2017 2:49:48 AM calwest, We were specifically discussing your claim that "The major totalitarian gove.....
» 31/08/2017 2:50:33 AM calwest, Nationalist China and Communist China are not the same thing. The former refers t.....
» 30/08/2017 3:31:30 PM cakwest, I stand corrected regarding the formation of the Liberals. "The major total.....
» 30/08/2017 10:25:59 AM diver dan, "With a simple stroke of a pen, the entire housing market of Australia cou.....
» 30/08/2017 2:12:07 AM Hi calwest, I think you meant contradictory rather than tautological, but I contend that a.....
» 29/08/2017 1:51:41 PM calwest,I merely stated the truth. Your labelling it as proto-communist shows your fear of.....
» 29/08/2017 11:03:45 AM Your plan won't work. You'll find many people would rather go to prison than answer truthf.....
» 29/08/2017 10:48:35 AM "Only when Moral Hazard is expunged from the global financial system, interest rates .....
» 28/08/2017 8:56:22 PM Shadow, "Keynes was the first to declare that in times of high employment that the ec.....
» 25/08/2017 10:17:37 AM A "natural party of government" is a bad thing because it destroys accountabilit.....
» 24/08/2017 10:20:51 AM Shadow, What is your source for that claim? Does it take into account the loss of purchasi.....
» 24/08/2017 1:50:34 AM Referundemdrivensocienty, Technically that's wrong. Governments do rely on tax for social .....
» 24/08/2017 1:22:47 AM ttbn, I presume that means you haven't the foggiest? I daresay there will be other reader.....
» 23/08/2017 7:17:30 PM progressive pat, It's far from crazy to import stuff we can make here. A lot of it's low v.....
» 23/08/2017 10:48:26 AM Foxy, Banning burqas would be an unwarranted restriction on people's freedom to wear what .....
» 19/08/2017 3:01:05 AM ttbn, From http://www.conservatives.org.au/our_policies#national_broadcasting_abc_and_sbs.....
» 18/08/2017 11:03:29 AM Struth, what a crappy policy! Ruining and shrinking our national broadcasters and using t.....
» 17/08/2017 11:34:25 AM The plan for a plebiscite was based on the lie that a referendum would be unconstitutional.....
» 15/08/2017 1:03:58 PM Shadow, I agree the proposed changes need to be part of the question. But who are these re.....
» 14/08/2017 11:09:25 AM Philip S, "Simple fact you pay google and they will put you (company organization pro.....
» 4/08/2017 11:48:28 AM The case for cutting company tax rate further is EXTREMELY WEAK. For while it is true that.....
» 1/08/2017 2:21:46 PM runner, " for decades the lefist socialist have used what they consider inequality as.....
» 1/08/2017 1:55:57 PM Without the benefit of hindsight, selecting the wise is nigh on impossible......
» 1/08/2017 12:56:20 PM leoj, it's pointless trying to keep this thread on topic because you chose such a retarded.....
» 1/08/2017 11:38:40 AM Ralph, "With a stable population , you can have stable economic output and have full .....
» 31/07/2017 6:54:58 PM runner, can you name any socialists who hold that opinion? A single example will be suffic.....
» 31/07/2017 2:29:57 PM That's 4chan tier bait!.....
» 30/07/2017 4:02:36 PM mhaze, Further to what I was saying before, you can expect a huge rise in Bill Shorten's .....
» 28/07/2017 11:09:50 PM Thinkabit, the UK currently has the European tier of government on top of all the rest, th.....
» 28/07/2017 6:37:12 PM thinkabit, If you're going to use school halls as an example, at least base it on the real.....
» 27/07/2017 12:34:07 PM Foxy, Money spent having frequent elections is money well spent. The vast majority of poli.....
» 27/07/2017 11:48:34 AM mhaze, Remember Paul Keating's tactic ultimately failed. His seeming obsession over distra.....
» 26/07/2017 5:24:27 PM ttbn, For what I think is the first time, I'm in complete agreement with you!.....
» 23/07/2017 9:22:27 PM Don - "Ranking voting systems as more or less democratic is a waste of time." N.....
» 21/07/2017 8:28:39 PM "Countries wishing to reduce the birth rate should promote feminism and those wishing.....
» 21/07/2017 12:38:59 AM Alan B., I am well aware of how the preferential voting system works. Of course there a.....
» 21/07/2017 12:17:50 AM Hasbeen. Why do you let comparisons with the past blind you to the potential improvements.....
» 20/07/2017 9:13:03 PM Alan B., "The two party system and preferential voting has regularly meant candidates.....
» 18/07/2017 6:56:09 PM Bazz, there's no mystery about the third building collapse. It was severely damaged from d.....
» 18/07/2017 1:58:06 PM Shadow, I stand corrected: contrary to what I originally said, it is not now impossible to.....
» 18/07/2017 1:39:14 PM ALTRAV, " if the terrorists wanted to inflict maximum casualties, why ensure that the.....
» 17/07/2017 5:54:18 PM ALTRAV, Trucks going to the WTC at night and leaving early in the morning? Have you consid.....
» 17/07/2017 1:00:51 PM Shadow, "The requirement not to have the citizenship of another country is well know.....
» 17/07/2017 11:03:02 AM Am I the only one here who can see how this could be an innocent mistake? They did subsequ.....
» 16/07/2017 10:02:16 PM ALTRAV, Reading stupid conspiracy websites does not amount to looking deeper. We know fo.....
» 16/07/2017 1:59:31 AM o sung wu, The principal within the Rothschild family is a figment of your imagination. .....
» 15/07/2017 2:07:34 AM AIUI the term "Black Death" refers to a particular historical plague outbreak ra.....
» 14/07/2017 10:30:36 PM ALTRAV, There are a lot of conspiracy theories about the Rothschilds. For example many peo.....
» 9/07/2017 7:31:56 PM Hasbeen, it may have escaped your attention, but public transport does also serve places o.....
» 8/07/2017 4:45:50 PM Hasbeen, What's ridiculously expensive is road transport in urban areas. Public transport.....
» 7/07/2017 6:09:33 PM No, Bazz, we're nowhere near it. What made you think otherwise?.....
» 7/07/2017 1:55:29 PM Hasbeen, Actually the cost of gas is very high because international demand for it is ver.....
» 7/07/2017 1:06:38 PM Immediate extension of the Airport West tramway to the airport, plus construction of a hig.....
» 5/07/2017 5:36:04 PM Whether a study finds coal fired or renewable electricity cheaper depends on what assumpti.....
» 5/07/2017 11:15:14 AM Bazz, They're hinged at the base, and padlocked. Once the padlock is removed, they can be.....
» 5/07/2017 1:37:18 AM The obvious solution is to have at least one of the bollards able to be moved out of the w.....
» 3/07/2017 10:52:40 AM We do have plenty of allies, so it's NOT imperative for diesel subs to refuel in Australia.....
» 3/07/2017 10:49:27 AM This is outrageous. We should be educating the students, not maintaining their illusions. .....
» 1/07/2017 2:42:46 AM mhaze (continued) Interest rates don't just happen. They are set by the Reserve Bank to c.....
» 1/07/2017 1:33:50 AM mhaze, Debt really doesn't matter. We can never run out of money, as Australia is a sovere.....
» 30/06/2017 12:30:28 AM moonshine, Chewing the stick at both ends? If I encounter your errors in future, should I .....
» 29/06/2017 2:17:11 PM mhaze, your accusation that I've caved is libellous. I've never ever claimed we can borrow.....
» 29/06/2017 10:39:51 AM Foxy, Why? The only policy advantage the Libs have over Labor is that they want a plebisc.....
» 29/06/2017 10:28:45 AM mhaze your comprehension is very poor. I never claimed a lack of adverse consequences from.....
» 29/06/2017 3:28:26 AM moonshine, You have quite a poor understanding both of scripture and of history. No king .....
» 29/06/2017 2:45:32 AM So Hasbeen, why is it so difficult for you to understand that because Australia owns the R.....
» 28/06/2017 6:25:44 PM CORRECTION: My above post should of course read: Hasbeen, If your "little bit of his.....
» 28/06/2017 5:15:18 PM Hasbeen, If your "little bit of history" is accurate then clearly it's the latte.....
» 28/06/2017 2:26:42 AM Hasbeen, "So you are telling me Aidan, that a 70% reduction in manning, [or overmanni.....
» 27/06/2017 10:11:32 AM Hasbeen, Nobody's suggesting any government owned business should be union controlled. But.....
» 26/06/2017 3:04:58 PM Alan B,, "Can any of you imagine what would become of us if the massively debt laden .....
» 26/06/2017 12:13:20 PM You know an argument is going to be weak when "great" Austrian school economists.....
» 22/06/2017 5:15:41 PM The assumption that they'll be holding everyone else back is part of the problem. And the.....
» 21/06/2017 2:12:00 PM Then clearly you haven't studied it very well. Just because there are a few regulations ab.....
» 21/06/2017 1:45:44 PM No, AJ, owning a slave is not justified whether or not Christianity is true. If you think .....
» 21/06/2017 11:06:40 AM So one of the idiots responsible for our second rate NBN (which wastes electricity and wil.....
» 20/06/2017 2:05:48 PM Of course the fall in smoking rates is lower now that the low hanging fruit is gone. The e.....
» 19/06/2017 12:27:06 PM Am I missing something here? You regard an IRISH court's interpretation of the IRISH const.....
» 19/06/2017 11:21:45 AM It's worse than that, The Metro's planned to send NW suburbs commuters on a huge detour to.....
» 15/06/2017 6:34:46 PM Alan B., You were the one who brought up Zimbabwe, falsely claiming it to be a counterexam.....
» 15/06/2017 4:09:26 PM Alan B., "Government deficits are not an inexhaustible supply of picked from thin air.....
» 15/06/2017 12:11:55 PM Here we see proof of Tony Makin's incompetence: "All advanced economies, ­except Germ.....
» 10/06/2017 1:12:04 AM diver, you're way off multiple marks. Children of the modern world are not a homogenous g.....
» 10/06/2017 1:04:31 AM ttbn, how would we stop the politicians inflicting bad legislation on us if we got rid of .....
» 9/06/2017 2:43:49 AM diver - The only ones who would benefit from neglecting to educate a portion of the popula.....
» 7/06/2017 12:04:19 PM runner, where did you receive your own education? _______________________________________.....
» 7/06/2017 10:26:20 AM diver dan, Despite what you claim, your comments are driven by ideology. And it's a partic.....
» 6/06/2017 2:28:23 PM This article is rather strawmanish. SJWs aren't a homogenous group, and there's very littl.....
» 5/06/2017 9:25:12 PM runner, India would never laugh at the stupidity of any religion - doing so would highligh.....
» 5/06/2017 4:05:23 PM It's nothing to do with windmills not liking the cold. It just hasn't been very windy late.....
» 3/06/2017 2:41:51 AM Hasbeen, "Come on Aidan, I don't know any climate denialists claiming there has been .....
» 2/06/2017 12:14:08 PM Anyone can write blog posts. And that should be a good thing. Alas many people judge a blo.....
» 1/06/2017 12:45:12 PM Whether or not you support policies that favour big business, having them doesn't make the.....
» 31/05/2017 12:42:39 PM Diver, don't scapegoat the ABC - they're pretty neutral on the issue. It's the Murdoch pre.....
» 31/05/2017 3:17:00 AM rehctub, I agree the money should not be wasted. But the "borrow like drunken soldi.....
» 31/05/2017 12:02:29 AM Struth, Alan B., why do you have so much trouble comprehending that not everyone accesses .....
» 30/05/2017 11:45:02 AM Alan B., "...take a butchers at Graham's current editorial on the opposite page and .....
» 30/05/2017 11:11:39 AM rehctub, "Although I will say it's hard to stimulate an economy with a huge inherited.....
» 29/05/2017 5:33:18 PM Bazz, Whether or not they claim Jerusalem is not the issue. The issue is the continued v.....
» 29/05/2017 3:40:19 PM The low wages growth is the government's fault. They've failed to stimulate the economy, s.....
» 29/05/2017 3:32:43 PM Considering the excessive amount of coverage the mainstream media devoted to S Corby's rel.....
» 29/05/2017 2:30:16 PM The real problem is the lack of paid work available, and that in turn is the result of the.....
» 29/05/2017 2:08:30 PM Correction to the first paragraph of the above: I certainly thought you were trolling. But.....
» 29/05/2017 12:01:13 PM A;am B, I certainly thought you were trolling. But if you really are so ignorant as to thi.....
» 28/05/2017 7:23:41 PM Alan B, With trolling like that, you deserve all the abuse you will ever get. The troubl.....
» 28/05/2017 12:51:03 PM Alan B, I agree MOE has potential outside steel production. Titanium production is probab.....
» 26/05/2017 4:47:27 PM Raycom, If the inland railway were just a commercial venture (with the objective of makin.....
» 26/05/2017 12:34:44 PM It is well known that all steelworks (other than a few that operate purely by recycling, f.....
» 26/05/2017 12:17:58 PM leoj, The senate refusing to pass bad legislation is evidence of responsibility, not irres.....
» 25/05/2017 3:22:11 PM "Do we have anyone who believes that the Brisbane to Melbourne rail link would have a.....
» 24/05/2017 6:28:13 PM I thought this was going to be a good article. Instead it turned into more of the usual dr.....
» 24/05/2017 2:29:26 AM runner, your grammar is terrible. But your commendation of Tony Abbott's policy of demonis.....
» 23/05/2017 3:13:24 PM Bazz, Sort of. We can always create money when we need it. And contrary to popular belief.....
» 22/05/2017 11:02:19 PM Bazz, Silencing ex public servants wouldn't help. This site is full of idiots with similar.....
» 22/05/2017 2:36:57 PM doog, did you copy that off an American website? This thread is about Australia not the US.....
» 22/05/2017 1:51:36 PM Bazz, be serious. I didn't say we should waste any of the money. We shouldn't. Debt doesn'.....
» 22/05/2017 1:37:55 PM If political incompetence were an impeachable offence, Trump would've been impeached alrea.....
» 22/05/2017 1:30:57 PM leoj, "Where else will the Greens and others be able to protest and get headlines?&qu.....
» 22/05/2017 12:53:55 PM Hasbeen, FPTP is an abomination. Do you really want an electoral system where standing fo.....
» 22/05/2017 12:24:34 AM Bazz and CHERFUL, We are literally at 0% of our credit limit. So why are you so paranoid .....
» 21/05/2017 11:49:30 PM Yuyutsu (continued) "If government has this responsibility then it had failed badly&.....
» 21/05/2017 11:48:31 PM Yuyutsu (continued) Your hoping governments will retire seems just plain dumb to me. What.....
» 21/05/2017 6:04:36 PM No, Yuyutsu, I haven't seen that old series. But from your description, it seems to highli.....
» 20/05/2017 12:36:58 PM And leoj's post illustrates the real problem: many decades ago the left spouted the rhetor.....
» 19/05/2017 2:05:40 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Without debt there would be no savings. Even the creation of cash involves .....
» 18/05/2017 9:32:20 PM Moronic article that shows just what an imbecile Gary Johns is! Australia has never had, .....
» 18/05/2017 6:38:19 PM rehctub, The following are NOT rhetorical questions: What will it take to convince you t.....
» 18/05/2017 2:37:56 AM Foxy, I oppose changing our electoral system (apart from a minor change to the senate vot.....
» 17/05/2017 11:38:37 AM Struth, it appears Don's written an article on social justice without knowing what it is! .....
» 16/05/2017 2:45:13 PM The real problem isn't inequality of wealth, it's disparity in standard of living......
» 16/05/2017 2:36:40 PM There certainly seems to be a problem there. On what grounds did the AAT reject their depo.....
» 15/05/2017 3:58:35 PM ttbn, "Aidan's been on the turps again." What've you been smoking that brought y.....
» 13/05/2017 1:24:36 AM "...why are we never told exactly how much money is in this Consolidated Revenue fund.....
» 13/05/2017 1:07:14 AM NDIS was designed to be largely self funding, enabling many people to work when they would.....
» 11/05/2017 3:05:20 PM leoj, Firstly, what incidents are you referring to? Secondly, Get out of Jail Free Cards.....
» 11/05/2017 1:45:39 AM leoj, AFAIK nobody's dispelling the details. But ttbn seems to be assuming the claimants .....
» 10/05/2017 9:45:24 PM ttbn; "But it wasn't Rememberance Day was it? It was Anzac Day." Duh! And becau.....
» 10/05/2017 8:01:36 PM Luciferase, why do you choose to propagate the lie that government debt burdens the young?.....
» 10/05/2017 7:21:32 PM ttbn "These people are NOT refugees,and there is nothing in the report to say that th.....
» 10/05/2017 7:16:09 PM ttbn, Abdel Magied's remarks, though inappropriate for Anzac Day, were hardly disparaging.....
» 10/05/2017 4:20:11 PM What proportion of those people went straight onto welfare? And what proportion are retire.....
» 8/05/2017 5:08:55 PM runner, when did you last get your mental health checked? I ask because you appear to be .....
» 8/05/2017 2:02:57 PM OK, Hasbeen, I'll bite: What is this argument that you imagine the world's climate scienti.....
» 6/05/2017 10:47:49 AM david f, The dark ages were not as you assume them to be. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wik.....
» 2/05/2017 11:19:18 PM runner, nobody claimed an eradication of snow in Europe. Indeed it was predicted that glob.....
» 2/05/2017 11:02:37 PM It makes me think of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYt0ldmAlhA.....
» 2/05/2017 2:35:24 PM Silly article. Surely you're not so idiotic that being informed of the global plastic prob.....
» 2/05/2017 1:51:40 AM ttbn, "What has 'racism' got to do with electricity?" Nothing; it just highligh.....
» 1/05/2017 11:21:25 PM doog, "The first test will be a bomb." No it won't. Bombs that used nuclear fus.....
» 28/04/2017 4:46:45 PM Taswegian, When did you live in SA? When I first came here, in 1988, there were occasiona.....
» 28/04/2017 2:06:28 PM Lazy, deceptive article. The "before candles" joke previously applied to Auckla.....
» 27/04/2017 2:57:19 PM ttbn, why do you think she hasn't changed much? She's not the one shouting and screaming n.....
» 26/04/2017 3:21:33 PM Struth, what a bunch of pathetic whingers yz are! Some of the posters here seem to be advo.....
» 26/04/2017 11:21:03 AM No, Bazz, it's not all based on confidence. Confidence plays a big part in setting the sho.....
» 26/04/2017 1:25:10 AM chrisgaff1000 We are not bankrupt. Government debt is literally at 0% of our credit limit.....
» 25/04/2017 7:09:05 PM ttbn, 1. I never claimed disagreement with what I post was ignorance. But failing to under.....
» 25/04/2017 3:34:07 PM ttbn, Your previous response to me on this thread indicates that you want to stay ignoran.....
» 21/04/2017 10:57:23 PM ttbn, when you base your opinions on the facts rather than the stereotype, lemmings do ind.....
» 21/04/2017 2:50:24 PM ttbn, Bob Day was initially elected, but his election was subsequently found to be invalid.....
» 21/04/2017 12:15:25 PM Shockadelic, As someone on the left, I find your fears laughable. People are individuals.....
» 21/04/2017 9:39:41 AM I'd like to see Barnaby try this, but I really don't think he's smart enough!.....
» 21/04/2017 12:42:41 AM ttbn, The "not Victoria" comment was because Croweaters tend to regard Vapour Ru.....
» 20/04/2017 6:02:34 PM No, ttbn, they haven't blown it - they've still got a senator, and they never realisticall.....
» 20/04/2017 5:10:13 PM Pensioners have a right to spend their own money as they see fit. The fact that it used to.....
» 19/04/2017 12:42:09 PM Gun ownership and the ready availability of guns are entirely different things......
» 16/04/2017 3:39:41 PM > Pipes says: “Direct American involvement implies favoring one side against the other,.....
» 7/04/2017 6:23:37 PM Jardine, You seem to be trying to argue that anyone who doesn't agree with aggressive vio.....
» 3/04/2017 12:58:46 PM Bazz, I think the settings were to protect the damaged powerlines from further damage. &q.....
» 3/04/2017 10:33:12 AM Struth, Jardine, do you STiLL not comprehend what I'm saying? I consider assault to be in.....
» 1/04/2017 11:52:45 PM Well that's just typical of you, Jardine: I tell you what I understand the truth to be, an.....
» 1/04/2017 2:05:44 AM Jardine, AIUI the crime (and tort) of assault does not necessarily involve actual violenc.....
» 31/03/2017 9:09:51 AM doog, tropical cyclones do not develop multiple eyes, and never will. That's because the w.....
» 31/03/2017 1:18:54 AM Alan B., Solar thermal with molten salt storage has been developed for commercial operatio.....
» 30/03/2017 4:06:09 PM JBowyer, AIUI there is one smallish solar thermal facility (without molten salt storage) i.....
» 30/03/2017 9:50:29 AM The NEM was never the world's most efficient energy market. SA's power privatisation expos.....
» 30/03/2017 1:16:19 AM Jardine, The government classify assault as violent. So do I. But that doesn't mean it nec.....
» 29/03/2017 8:27:18 AM Jardine, "Whether you regard assault as non-violent is irrelevant. The fact is, the g.....
» 28/03/2017 3:04:44 PM Jardine (continued), You keep droning on about The Economic Calculation Problem. I hadn't .....
» 28/03/2017 3:03:07 PM Jardine, My "fallacious eat-the-rich marxoidism" is a figment of your imaginatio.....
» 26/03/2017 2:01:27 AM Jardine, Firstly, there is no contradiction in wanting the government's ability to use vi.....
» 25/03/2017 2:56:59 PM I think Gore's America would still have invaded Afghanistan. The difference is that withou.....
» 25/03/2017 9:39:35 AM Contradicting myself, Jardine? Then perhaps you'd care to provide evidence? I've numbered .....
» 24/03/2017 9:27:31 PM Jardine, It is not actually myself that I'm contradicting; it's just your assumptions. A.....
» 24/03/2017 4:24:39 PM Jardine: 1. I said I thought governments SHOULD restrict their violence to self defence a.....
» 24/03/2017 12:43:06 AM Jardine (continued) The question of whether taxation and inflation reduce a person's abil.....
» 24/03/2017 12:41:22 AM Jardine, You're making the mistake of equating rationality to conforming with your assumpt.....
» 23/03/2017 9:13:32 PM Jardine, I see you're still accusing people of ad hominem while yourself resorting to lies.....
» 22/03/2017 1:22:57 PM "According to a 2013 OECD report, Australian's aged over 65 were second only to Korea.....
» 22/03/2017 12:55:31 PM On an individual level, using super to buy a house is entirely sensible. Your standard of .....
» 21/03/2017 12:35:59 AM doog, the interconnector was upgraded last year. But once Hazelwood closes, the main direc.....
» 20/03/2017 3:00:39 PM Luciferase, There's quite a lot of science being done to replace the Haber process with s.....
» 20/03/2017 11:05:11 AM We should make coercing someone into having an abortion a criminal offence with mandatory .....
» 20/03/2017 9:28:06 AM Hasbeen, Time to grow up yourself - ditch the EROEI meme and start thinking about the real.....
» 17/03/2017 3:13:23 PM Bazz, I suggest you follow your own link and reread Ugo Bardi's article, for it explains .....
» 16/03/2017 1:32:16 AM Geoff of Perth, Megawatts are a measure of power, not energy, so average consumption is no.....
» 15/03/2017 2:14:42 PM JF Aus, Paul Keating put the Aussie dollar on the market because speculators were making .....
» 15/03/2017 1:37:03 PM mhaze, "The issue isn't how the government can fix these problems. The issue is how t.....
» 13/03/2017 3:58:08 PM Luciferase, it's the sanity that's begun, and the madness of burning huge amounts of coal .....
» 13/03/2017 11:09:38 AM Luciferase, I repeat: IT'S A MEANS OF PRODUCING A RELIABLE SUPPLY. If what we were after .....
» 13/03/2017 10:26:06 AM ttbn, "I don't see how storing electricity is a substitute for having a reliable supp.....
» 7/03/2017 12:43:50 PM The issue shouldn't be how much the Australia Post CEO was paid, but whether we got our mo.....
» 6/03/2017 10:41:09 PM Most of this article is well written. But the first sentence is a complete non sequiter. M.....
» 4/03/2017 3:13:46 AM plantagenet, The Right are reluctant to let the truth get in the way of their preferred na.....
» 1/03/2017 11:15:30 AM Bazz, For modern economies, paper money and electronic money are in equilibrium. Thus even.....
» 28/02/2017 12:16:00 PM Alan B., There's a lot more to energy than oil. Solar cell prices have been falling rapidl.....
» 28/02/2017 12:08:57 PM Arjay, Before the current debt based money system, the gold backed system we had was far w.....
» 27/02/2017 11:49:29 AM The evidence to refute the "biophysical story" is pretty clear. As acknowledged.....
» 26/02/2017 1:15:22 AM Correction to the above: in paragraph 4, "wage owners" should be "wage earn.....
» 26/02/2017 1:11:34 AM calwest, "Coal is the only reliable, cheap, baseline option for electricity generatio.....
» 25/02/2017 10:19:20 PM mhaze, This is about a lot more than our (truly pathetic) Paris commitments; it's about th.....
» 25/02/2017 12:21:58 AM Hypocritical article, whinging about an allegedly misleading claim that renewables aren't .....
» 23/02/2017 10:20:11 AM A UBI is a bit like cutting company tax rates: it is an extremely expensive way of meeting.....
» 22/02/2017 11:09:42 PM nicknamenick, There have certainly been lots of market failures in the NEM, and as I wrote.....
» 22/02/2017 4:56:13 PM rehctub, One of the nice features of a market economy is that the government doesn't have.....
» 21/02/2017 9:30:39 PM Graeme of Malvern, why are you reposting stuff that has been refuted the first time? Of c.....
» 21/02/2017 2:12:39 PM Bazz, If the industrial age is at its peak, that's just an artefact o categorisation, for.....
» 21/02/2017 1:43:51 AM JKJ (continued) Getting back on topic, I do have a pretty good understanding of what gove.....
» 21/02/2017 1:41:30 AM Jardine, Your accusations about me are a pack of lies. No doubt you believe them to be tr.....
» 20/02/2017 10:17:59 AM Alan B., Of course I was referring to fusion. Every engineer knows that nuclear processes .....
» 20/02/2017 9:27:56 AM Taswegian, We didn't have these problems 20 years ago because back then the owners (the g.....
» 20/02/2017 8:58:37 AM The government should be helping the poor, both through the benefits system and by running.....
» 19/02/2017 2:08:36 PM Alan B., ITYF the most energy dense material in the world is hydrogen. ___________________.....
» 18/02/2017 12:54:53 AM ttbn, "I'm not going to draw back from the fact the Left is mostly about hate." .....
» 17/02/2017 5:22:52 PM There's an obvious market failure. It's not regulations that are the problem, it's too lit.....
» 16/02/2017 11:58:48 AM Not too po faced or sanctimonious to read http://www.pickeringpost.com/story/the-feminine-.....
» 16/02/2017 10:00:12 AM Can we really take seriously an article that claims, without any supporting evidence, that.....
» 12/02/2017 5:56:25 PM Shadow, Are you sure that's what they said? It seems highly implausible to me! We're very.....
» 11/02/2017 10:19:42 AM Shadow If you're able to watch yesterdays SA ABC news before it disappears (this evening).....
» 6/02/2017 11:43:31 PM ttbn It's simply not true that the rest of the world, sick of the Left, is moving to the R.....
» 6/02/2017 1:19:42 AM rehctub, "I don't see what all the fuss is about with these people because one, they.....
» 31/01/2017 9:16:55 AM nicknamenick, "Anzac when the water was red with Australians' blood..." ITYF it .....
» 30/01/2017 12:31:43 PM Shadow - " The system was designed specifically to be impossible to game by de linkin.....
» 29/01/2017 8:45:12 PM Shadow, It may be impossible to RIG the system without collusion, but it's easy to GAME t.....
» 29/01/2017 8:31:46 PM Their full plan would be costly, but there are worthwhile parts that would be good value f.....
» 27/01/2017 11:36:03 PM Shadow, "Statistically, it would be impossible for one player to benefit from withhol.....
» 25/01/2017 6:16:57 PM My apologies to Bazz. I'll try to be more careful in future......
» 25/01/2017 1:51:33 PM Bazz, You're the mischievous, even untruthful one. Port Augusta had a high incidents of r.....
» 25/01/2017 1:29:21 PM rehctub, Assuming you are correct, you still haven't got any evidence whatsoever that any .....
» 24/01/2017 5:58:52 PM Shadow, I'm aware of how the NEM works. But the electricity companies have so much market.....
» 24/01/2017 2:14:23 PM ttbn, "This is 'proof' of your claim?" No, it's a reference to ill health caused.....
» 24/01/2017 1:32:39 AM ttbn: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/port-augusta-is-sas-cancer-hotsp.....
» 23/01/2017 5:18:40 PM Hasbeen, The pylons aren't falling over because of melting; wind damage is the problem, a.....
» 23/01/2017 12:17:31 PM rehctub, I take that to mean you've got no evidence at all, for in the real world there's .....
» 22/01/2017 10:50:00 PM Shadow, 'Tis true that when the highly polluting Hazelwood power station closes, the pric.....
» 22/01/2017 8:29:09 PM Shadow, I was living overseas at the turn of the millennium, so my knowledge of the severe.....
» 22/01/2017 5:00:11 PM SA is fully functional; it is not a failed state and nor is it becoming one. However it is.....
» 21/01/2017 10:26:31 PM rehctub, what is the basis for your claim that this invalidates the underemployment number.....
» 16/01/2017 11:38:41 AM There is one major error in this article: "nfrastructure spending involving private-p.....
» 16/01/2017 10:19:58 AM curmudgeonathome, " I would point out that the writer assumes that a thriving econo.....
» 15/01/2017 3:33:43 PM Hasbeen, do you seriously believe that? Or are you just trolling? Anyone who's been to un.....
» 14/01/2017 2:04:09 AM Hasbeen. "This one little statement, "the promotion of collective interests ove.....
» 6/01/2017 1:07:02 PM Don't the environmental mitigation measures include bridges so the koalas can get across t.....
» 30/12/2016 11:03:54 AM "Since NAPLAN destroys elements of cognitive behaviour in children" This is an e.....
» 29/12/2016 4:42:51 PM Bazz, I can think of three possible explanations: 1) You misunderstood or misremembered .....
» 29/12/2016 12:40:13 PM Bazz, "It is a very brutal fact but cousin marriage is so wide spread that if the pra.....
» 29/12/2016 11:00:09 AM Those who call for budget repair are betraying the workers! Unlike in Keating's time, whe.....
» 28/12/2016 5:52:55 PM Joe, Bugsy provided the link, so why didn't you read it? She told Centrelink about the m.....
» 28/12/2016 12:52:09 PM This was a very sensible article... apart from the last sentence: "A second Arab Stat.....
» 14/12/2016 10:32:41 AM Moronic article! If you look at the employment rate rather than the unemployment rate, you.....
» 14/12/2016 12:06:16 AM For a more sensible view, see http://www.smh.com.au/business/-gt8j2j.html.....
» 11/12/2016 6:59:10 PM One long time critic of the simulus has written a report saying it was a waste of money. W.....
» 9/12/2016 1:02:56 PM "But the large supply of power from wind farms has destroyed the ability of the gas f.....
» 6/12/2016 6:56:43 PM "In 2008 the student-run QUT Guild's endowment lost almost 50 per cent of its net wor.....
» 1/12/2016 11:28:06 AM progressive pat and runner, This has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with socialism. __________.....
» 30/11/2016 7:26:31 PM Old Man, you could do wih a dose of reality yourself — you're greatly overestimating the p.....
» 30/11/2016 3:20:28 PM "The problem isn't a lack of highly qualified graduates. The problem is a lack of job.....
» 30/11/2016 2:07:15 PM “The most prominent right in socialism is freedom from economic exploitation” Does Doroth.....
» 22/11/2016 9:39:16 PM How much flaring is still occurring, Alan B? I thought the large scale flaring had ceased .....
» 19/11/2016 12:05:28 AM mac, You were the one using shallow rhetoric. Regardless of whether SA should build such .....
» 18/11/2016 3:44:43 PM mac, It's loaded rhetoric like that that's a big part of the problem. Are you so anti-SA .....
» 18/11/2016 10:26:18 AM "While some blame immigration, most recognise that the real threat comes from global .....
» 17/11/2016 12:46:18 PM runner, just how do you imagine they could do that?.....
» 17/11/2016 11:15:42 AM Deluded article! Far from being fantasists who want to override the law, they're lawyers .....
» 16/11/2016 1:16:16 PM Shadow, Since when have CCGTs been less adaptable to swinging load than coal fired power .....
» 16/11/2016 12:40:05 PM Luciferase. You miss my point about hydro: turbine capacity can be increased without incr.....
» 16/11/2016 9:35:00 AM Why the false dichotomy? Gender neutral uniforms are to the only alternative to badly desi.....
» 15/11/2016 3:24:24 PM ttbn, Separation of church and state does not mean the state should curtail the activities.....
» 15/11/2016 2:04:35 PM No, EJ, it's not a class struggle. I'm not suggesting reducing Australian wages. You seem .....
» 15/11/2016 12:37:25 PM Aspley, The problem with that argument is that not al those charity shops are church owned.....
» 15/11/2016 12:09:13 PM Shadow, A simple way to make it manageable and fair?? That's complete rubbish; it's just a.....
» 14/11/2016 10:39:32 PM Shadow, Much of Britain's council housing was sold off at a huge discount, and the council.....
» 14/11/2016 3:55:09 PM EJ, 1. Why do you want to make Australians poorer, and Australian businesses less competit.....
» 14/11/2016 2:45:56 PM The fact that there are people who think we need a Trump in Australia shows us exactly why.....
» 14/11/2016 1:02:00 PM Luciferase (continued) "Why would SA need more renewables if it could buy nuclear ge.....
» 14/11/2016 12:56:58 PM Shadow, Yes, of course I know that CCGT are less efficient at ramping up and down than OC.....
» 13/11/2016 7:51:33 PM Shadow, Allocation of wealth enables more wealth to be created. But generally it would be.....
» 7/11/2016 8:36:54 PM Shadow, I don't think any of Pelican Point had been officially mothballed, but the fact t.....
» 7/11/2016 10:08:05 AM Shadow, You seem to be implying that SA's gas fired generators were running at capacity o.....
» 6/11/2016 6:36:55 PM Shadow, Far from highlighting the unreliability of renewables, your two examples highlight.....
» 6/11/2016 2:16:35 PM GDP isn't a measure of how we are doing. GDP is a measure of how much we are doing. Howev.....
» 6/11/2016 1:49:32 AM Raycom, "The intermittency of renewables (wind and solar) causes supply reliability .....
» 5/11/2016 10:31:05 PM Referundemdrivensocienty, Who owned the voting machines in 2000? Isn't it more likely th.....
» 5/11/2016 7:45:55 PM Shadow, I never claimed all costs of renewables were illusory. But most of the hidden cos.....
» 4/11/2016 1:38:28 PM It's not a stuffup and it's not a scam. It's a blatant ripoff! Queensland and NSW aren't .....
» 4/11/2016 1:31:58 PM What evidence is there for Snowdon's claim that end-of-life costs are similar regardless o.....
» 4/11/2016 1:20:05 PM ttbn, I don't have the costs to hand, which is why my original response to you was a ques.....
» 3/11/2016 9:17:54 AM ttbn, When the cost of the respiratory problems it causes are factored un, is it really so.....
» 30/10/2016 12:47:09 AM Hi Lefty, There's a lot more to the manufacturing process than jsut fabrication. The value.....
» 29/10/2016 5:52:12 PM Hasbeen, You seem to be a bit ignorant of what's really going on. See http://eemg.uq.edu......
» 28/10/2016 2:26:07 PM Chris, 'Tis not globalisation that's turning over large parts of the economy to a small n.....
» 28/10/2016 11:40:34 AM ttbn, Your assumption that the locally made goods are of higher quality doesn't always ma.....
» 24/10/2016 8:08:46 PM Shadow, I am aware of the use of feedin tariffs to cross subsidise renewable energy. The .....
» 24/10/2016 1:50:00 AM Shadow, I share your concern, but not your conclusions, about the costs of renewables. Th.....
» 21/10/2016 10:16:38 AM Shadow, I don't have a fantasy about endless free money. Of course there's a cost, but I .....
» 20/10/2016 1:08:53 AM Shadow, You're making the mistake of assuming that bulk electricity prices will skyrocket.....
» 19/10/2016 3:26:48 PM You've got it the wrong way round, Luciferase: a woman should not be put in a position whe.....
» 19/10/2016 12:37:38 PM Justin Campbell is displaying his ignorance: SA has NOT lost its baseload energy capacity,.....
» 17/10/2016 4:11:29 PM Armchair, Private central banking is more a myth than a problem. Despite what conspiracy .....
» 17/10/2016 11:37:06 AM "The Reserve Bank Governor noted in his testimony that Australia’s economic growth of.....
» 17/10/2016 1:40:32 AM Has anyone else noticed how opponents of renewable energy almost invariably treat every te.....
» 14/10/2016 7:14:46 PM I don't think any politician in the history of the world has truthfully claimed there is n.....
» 11/10/2016 9:53:24 AM runner, what precisely do you mean by "the wind farm debacle in SA"?.....
» 11/10/2016 8:48:19 AM "The Weekend Australian launched an attack on 'intermittent sources' with Environment.....
» 11/10/2016 8:31:48 AM Someone who could make Masters profitable would be worth that much. She clearly wasn't!.....
» 9/10/2016 8:10:00 PM Craig, "I made the claim deliberately with a specific intent and made the fact known .....
» 8/10/2016 9:23:29 PM ttbn, If you have proof that it's fact, why don't you post a link to verify it? Then we'l.....
» 8/10/2016 9:17:34 PM Craig, Unfortunately you've effectively shot yourself in the mouth with your deliberately.....
» 7/10/2016 3:15:09 PM Craig, I'm primarily a transport planner, but there's a lot of overlap between that and r.....
» 6/10/2016 11:17:53 AM Bazz, Since I replied to your post I realised that we were slightly at cross purposes; I .....
» 5/10/2016 8:40:43 PM Bazz, No, it wasn't very dirty AC, though ti may have been very dirty DC. Regenerative br.....
» 5/10/2016 5:11:11 PM Bazz, It wasn't just the wind turbines that the increasing load caused to disconnect - it.....
» 5/10/2016 12:51:59 PM ABC news came to the opposite conclusion, so I had a look at the report itself, which is a.....
» 5/10/2016 11:15:42 AM ttbn, I didn't mention unremarkable weather. What I described as unremarkable was small .....
» 4/10/2016 6:06:42 PM ttbn, So you were just trolling? I guess that explains a lot, though I really can't see t.....
» 4/10/2016 12:46:04 PM Shadow, The most efficient way to provide the infrastructure would be something based on .....
» 3/10/2016 9:28:09 PM ttbn, "I live in Adelaide," As do I. "and know where the power comes from......
» 3/10/2016 3:55:08 PM [sorry about the autocorrect error: where it says "powerless" it should be ".....
» 3/10/2016 3:50:24 PM ttbn, before you dismiss me as "wrong as usual" and go shooting your mouth off, .....
» 3/10/2016 1:30:10 PM Shadow, Of course it's a cockup of monumental proportions. But the blaming of renewables .....
» 3/10/2016 1:26:39 AM If you think renewables played a part in SA's statewide power cut, perhaps you can suggest.....
» 1/10/2016 12:00:03 AM runner, Why are you spreading lies about renewable energy? Though the lack of power is c.....
» 27/09/2016 2:13:00 PM 'Tis a great tragedy. The Turks and Kurds are natural allies. If they'd been working toget.....
» 22/09/2016 11:27:17 PM The most worrying thing about these tactical torch ads are the blatant lies they tell. Ear.....
» 22/09/2016 12:13:21 PM I think this article underestimates the cost savings that technology will bring. But I kno.....
» 21/09/2016 1:31:58 PM Rhys, that misrepresentation is insignificant compared to his main misrepresentation: The.....
» 21/09/2016 11:21:32 AM The main problem is economic mismanagement. The government could ensure that enough jobs a.....
» 20/09/2016 10:33:43 AM Bob Fernley-Jones, Tim Flannery's "whoppers" are just a media creation – he nev.....
» 18/09/2016 1:06:19 AM No, ttbn, I don't support totalitarianism. But the right of free speech is not absolute an.....
» 17/09/2016 11:29:01 AM Shadow, 18C is about stopping hate speech, while 18D, which provides exceptions to 18C, is.....
» 17/09/2016 11:17:16 AM Alan B, It is well known that water vapour is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than ca.....
» 16/09/2016 11:04:11 PM Sliggy, the coolant is a metaphor. The point is, increasing the temperature of the coolant.....
» 16/09/2016 9:52:25 PM Chris, Creditworthiness is certainly a problem, but liquidity isn't the limiting factor –.....
» 16/09/2016 1:48:47 PM I'm still flummoxed as to how any engineer can make the statement "How can anything t.....
» 15/09/2016 11:14:06 PM Bazz, GDP is a measure of economic activity. GDP is NOT a measure of wealth, though it ten.....
» 15/09/2016 10:39:08 PM EQ, That you, or indeed anyone else, regard Makin's rant as a good article tells a far mo.....
» 15/09/2016 2:21:54 PM Chris, No, purely financial transactions are not included in GDP. GDP only includes the m.....
» 15/09/2016 1:25:38 PM (continued) Maybe a quarter of a century ago it was poorly appreciated that a vibrant bus.....
» 15/09/2016 1:24:39 PM "Time tested" economic principles should mean those that have passed the test of.....
» 15/09/2016 10:55:22 AM Is Mise, > The next improvement to Road Safety wii be warning signs to warn of a warni.....
» 14/09/2016 6:08:22 PM The GDP figure is the best measure we have of the amount of economic activity that's occur.....
» 13/09/2016 1:31:42 PM Jardine, 1. Of course. Though it is so illogical that I'd dispute it even qualifies as a .....
» 13/09/2016 1:31:54 AM Jardine, 1. Of course that "one of reasoning" is an obvious non sequiter. I poi.....
» 12/09/2016 1:50:07 PM plantagenet, > As I see it if the Can Tram is built there'll be a lot of economic ref.....
» 12/09/2016 1:38:31 PM Jardine, I'm glad you now recognise that markets aren't perfect and that you're willing t.....
» 12/09/2016 3:06:45 AM Jardine (continued), The worst thing for the government to do is attempt a procyclical re.....
» 12/09/2016 3:04:27 AM Jardine (continued), The big problem is that you wrongly see all government intervention .....
» 11/09/2016 6:25:21 PM Jardine (continued) What you stupidly assume to be inconsistent application of some basal .....
» 10/09/2016 12:34:02 PM Jardine, Further to my previous post: You have wrongly accused me of assuming that the di.....
» 10/09/2016 1:13:46 AM Jardine, I base my conclusion that the economy needs stimulus on the facts that: • a lot .....
» 10/09/2016 12:31:50 AM Mao started out as a hero and turned into a villain. Has anyone anywhere in the world ever.....
» 9/09/2016 2:27:01 AM Jardine, I dd not concede what's in issue between us. The fact that you thought I did hig.....
» 8/09/2016 3:36:41 AM Jardine, Inflation rates certainly are a criterion, just as (to use your previous example.....
» 7/09/2016 4:27:49 PM Jardine, Sorry, I wrote something other than what I meant to sa., and as a result I did n.....
» 6/09/2016 11:45:20 PM TruthHurtsGetOverIt, Of course! There's only one Republic of Macedonia, and it was part of.....
» 6/09/2016 7:50:25 PM Jardine, I was asking you to clarify the questions rather than restate them. You haven't,.....
» 6/09/2016 2:15:43 PM Bazz, Arbitrary spending cuts don't lead to greater efficiency, they lead to false econom.....
» 5/09/2016 8:19:07 PM Can someone please explain to me why those on the right are so opposed to the government m.....
» 5/09/2016 6:44:58 PM ttbn, if anyone else had said that, I'd've assumed they were being sarcastic......
» 5/09/2016 4:27:07 PM Lefty, With currency trades now done in milliseconds it makes very little difference what.....
» 5/09/2016 4:12:15 PM Hasbeen, rather than asking David (who's probably not here) to explain it, why don't you t.....
» 5/09/2016 12:25:31 PM Lefty One, Hitler was not a devout Catholic. Though he self identified as a Catholic (pro.....
» 5/09/2016 11:47:11 AM David, runner and Jardine are 100% wrong on this. Firstly, governments should take into a.....
» 5/09/2016 11:25:36 AM Lefty, More by good luck than anything else, the Howard government, with Peter Costello a.....
» 4/09/2016 10:14:55 PM Loudmouth, Wars in East Timor and the former Yugoslavia generally weren't seen as a left .....
» 4/09/2016 9:33:26 PM Lofty/LEFTY ONE/Chris Now that you've got my name right at last, what would you like me to.....
» 4/09/2016 4:04:10 PM Geoff, If it already seems to you that we're reaching the limits with respect to intermitt.....
» 4/09/2016 12:36:34 PM Lofty One, No, I'm not employed in banking or finance. And from watching ABC's The Busine.....
» 3/09/2016 8:07:44 PM Geoff of Perth, Opposition to renewable energy does not stack up, as it relies on false a.....
» 3/09/2016 11:16:39 AM Jardine, Wrong. You are only displaying your confused failure to understand what you're ta.....
» 2/09/2016 8:14:24 PM Bazz, QE and interest rate adjustments are working as much as could be expected, but there.....
» 2/09/2016 8:12:27 PM Chris, It depends what you mean by "massive inflation". The money supply is set.....
» 2/09/2016 11:05:35 AM Loudmouth, they can never go back. Haven't you ever heard of the Permian Extinction?.....
» 2/09/2016 12:26:07 AM Amazingly, both William Hill (the author) and most of the commenters have overlooked the f.....
» 1/09/2016 11:05:48 PM It isn't prime agricultural land. It's too wet and stormy to be of much value for farming......
» 1/09/2016 10:55:37 PM The Bank of England did indeed start out in private hands, but was nationalised in 1946. U.....
» 1/09/2016 5:46:57 PM G'day again Lofty One, Despite what some conspiracy theorists' websites claim, all the wo.....
» 1/09/2016 3:25:03 PM Congratulations, Jennifer, on rising to the challenge and writing an intelligent article a.....
» 1/09/2016 3:09:10 PM G'day LEFTY ONE, Someone has to get further into debt to increase the expansion of the eco.....
» 1/09/2016 10:41:10 AM QE only helps a little bit. It's much better to get fiscal policy to do the heavy lifting,.....
» 31/08/2016 6:33:04 PM ttbn, who reported that?.....
» 31/08/2016 6:30:45 PM Socialism is no more a failed concept than capitalism is. Both are pretty nebulous concept.....
» 31/08/2016 12:44:13 PM runner, you seem to have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality. The Greens and Labor.....
» 31/08/2016 11:17:36 AM The key is in the Treasurer's pocket. But he won't unlock the door because he's too busy t.....
» 30/08/2016 4:55:13 PM Move on, runner. The world has indeed woken up to your hoax, which is why nobody's taken t.....
» 29/08/2016 1:20:04 PM (continued) A plebiscite that politicians can ignore would be a waste of money. But we sh.....
» 29/08/2016 1:18:50 PM Paul, Media coverage on this issue has been overwhelmingly one sided, which is a problem .....
» 29/08/2016 12:41:19 AM Leo, considering your track record of considering all the science that contradicts your co.....
» 27/08/2016 10:58:54 AM rehctub (continued) "More importantly... why cant we give everyone enough cash to pay.....
» 27/08/2016 10:56:56 AM rehctub, Of course I can provide reasons why: "Aidan, by avoiding a recession we hav.....
» 27/08/2016 9:58:12 AM Armchair, "- Then we have other claims that say greenhouse gasses reflect heating ene.....
» 27/08/2016 1:42:32 AM rehctub, can you try writing comments based on what's actually happened instead of on what.....
» 26/08/2016 11:30:33 AM ttbn, Do you think there should be no international law? Or do you just think Australia sh.....
» 26/08/2016 10:48:45 AM No, the same rules don't apply to visa overstayers; the offshore detention centres are onl.....
» 25/08/2016 10:50:04 AM 'What would we think if thousands of Japanese wanted to descend on Darwin to celebrate the.....
» 24/08/2016 10:55:38 AM Yuyutsu, Sorry I wasn't clear enough. They will resist anything that weakens their power,.....
» 24/08/2016 10:23:32 AM Rather than having a plebiscite which the politicians can ignore, we should have a referen.....
» 23/08/2016 9:18:42 PM Armchair, have you seen what else is on that site? It's a very unreliable source!.....
» 23/08/2016 2:45:57 PM Yuyutsu, that's something they've seriously considered, and it would be an enormous improv.....
» 23/08/2016 2:15:50 PM China's leaders are thoroughly corrupt, and will fiercely resist any attempt to make them .....
» 22/08/2016 1:21:05 PM "Don't expect to see much progress on repairing the budget, controlling spending or r.....
» 18/08/2016 5:36:32 PM Jennifer, did you notice what the graph you had so much trouble linking to showed? Not glo.....
» 18/08/2016 11:25:14 AM rehctub, Wanting NOT to slash emissions by 50% is nothing short of environmental vandalism.....
» 18/08/2016 11:02:46 AM JBowyer, Who do you mean by "these thieves"? Do you have any evidence that CFC.....
» 18/08/2016 10:25:16 AM JBowyer, Just because the Y2K bug did not cause any serious problems doesn't mean it was a.....
» 17/08/2016 4:20:33 PM The Peak CBD concern was a late 20th century phenomenon. Since then our CBDs have done qui.....
» 15/08/2016 9:15:49 PM EmperorJulian, Bogans and chavs are not the same at all. Although at least half the charac.....
» 15/08/2016 5:29:16 PM McCackie, Your whinging may have seemed credible if there were a direct connection between.....
» 12/08/2016 11:52:36 AM The opportunity cost of a company tax cut is enormous. As the treasury document linked to .....
» 12/08/2016 3:08:00 AM ttbn, "Do you think that the researchers just prefer left wing extremism and corrupti.....
» 10/08/2016 2:59:24 PM Jay, Many bogans do know they're bogans, and some are proud to be bogans. Though some wo.....
» 10/08/2016 2:39:29 PM Alan B., The 51% oxygen claim on which your argument is based is completely wrong. See ht.....
» 9/08/2016 2:38:07 PM Bazz, It's the cost of labour input, not energy input, that's likely to be the dealbreake.....
» 8/08/2016 6:43:15 PM interactive, "You should read biology, particularly the part about food chains and s.....
» 8/08/2016 6:00:30 PM ttbn, You miss the point. Instead of reducing the minimum wage to a level where a job cu.....
» 8/08/2016 2:30:46 PM Tombee, it goes without saying that hydrogen on its own is not the solution to an energy s.....
» 8/08/2016 12:08:34 PM We can reduce unemployment by reducing wages, or we can reduce unemployment by stimulating.....
» 7/08/2016 6:06:35 PM Yuyutsu, Allowing nature to take its course would be much crueller than the status quo in.....
» 4/08/2016 4:12:19 PM interactive, The Left is a very broad category. Not everyone on the left agrees with all.....
» 4/08/2016 3:40:22 PM Jayb, "Even if it's moving to a new Country," Yes. "not accepting their C.....
» 4/08/2016 12:00:06 PM Loudmouth, The article didn't mention terrorism. Terrorists don't deserve tolerance; they.....
» 4/08/2016 10:06:56 AM No, I'm restating my position and explaining why your misinterpretation of it was wrong. .....
» 3/08/2016 7:16:25 PM ttbn, That's a very common myth used by those on the right to discredit the left, but if .....
» 3/08/2016 4:42:39 PM Armchair, "Its not a fair go for everyone if you end up destroying everything.".....
» 3/08/2016 1:53:51 PM ttbn, "I'm wasn't aware that the Left even had a moral basis." That would expla.....
» 3/08/2016 1:46:40 PM runner, Firstly I do not have any insane gw faith. I have rational beliefs based on evide.....
» 3/08/2016 10:26:55 AM It certainly wasn't census data that they used to justify removal of rail services from th.....
» 2/08/2016 1:43:22 PM Not quite the only place, Rojama – there's also parts of NZ and Chile......
» 2/08/2016 1:37:13 PM runner, you seem to have abandoned Christianity for the false religion of climate denialsi.....
» 2/08/2016 12:48:10 PM Jardine (continued) "And no violence is used to maintain the State and enforce obedi.....
» 2/08/2016 12:47:22 PM Struth, Jardine, you do have terrible trouble with comprehension! "So money has what.....
» 1/08/2016 1:32:45 PM "Labor released its policy during the election campaign promising to match the Govern.....
» 1/08/2016 1:14:03 PM Jardine, Nearly everything is priced in actual money nowadays, so gold's "monetary ch.....
» 31/07/2016 11:43:52 PM Jardine, "Isn't the reason why it would be stupid of the government to assign a value.....
» 31/07/2016 3:40:38 PM There's no contradiction. Money, when used as money, has the value that the government as.....
» 31/07/2016 3:27:45 PM Good news: yes, you are entitled to fresh air! Bad news: you'll have to collect it yoursel.....
» 31/07/2016 3:02:58 AM Jardine, it's quite simple: Money has face value, assigned by the government. This is wha.....
» 30/07/2016 1:56:15 AM Jardine, "We've just established that your theory of money contradicts your theory of.....
» 29/07/2016 11:39:07 PM That depends on the context. It's certainly not stupid when it's in reply to something tha.....
» 29/07/2016 4:18:42 PM Alan B., Simply put, as usual you don't have a clue, given simple DNA comparisons, well a.....
» 29/07/2016 3:23:53 PM Turnbull's decided not to nominate him. Probably for the wrong reasons, though he hasn't e.....
» 29/07/2016 2:04:28 PM Jardine, That too is correct. Do you agree that it would be stupid for the government to.....
» 29/07/2016 12:16:23 PM Alan B., Dingoes were semidomesticated by the Aboriginal population. And anyway, they're d.....
» 29/07/2016 10:18:16 AM Yes, Jardine, that is correct......
» 28/07/2016 8:51:17 PM ttbn, Even if there are some people beyond redempton, it's certain that not everyone who .....
» 28/07/2016 2:30:54 PM Jardine, It is those who idly dismiss comments, instead of engaging with them, who operat.....
» 28/07/2016 11:40:43 AM ttbn, "There is no 'dentention disease'" Yes there is. Detaining people in crue.....
» 27/07/2016 7:49:41 PM Alan B., If every object you can touch had some value, there would be no dumps because eve.....
» 27/07/2016 12:47:37 PM The gold standard was a catastrophic policy that resulted in hyperinflation in countries t.....
» 27/07/2016 12:24:39 PM Rudd would not be a disaster, but it's moot anyway because he has virtually no chance of g.....
» 25/07/2016 2:38:52 PM Shadow, Looking at your "best case scenario", apart from your typo (you said it.....
» 24/07/2016 4:08:08 PM Joe, "I was using the term 'socialism' in the old Marxist sense of 'communism'. The .....
» 24/07/2016 3:49:58 PM Shadow, I'm well aware of that. But I was under the impression that you were claiming tha.....
» 23/07/2016 10:37:26 PM Shadow, There's a very big difference between not being commercially viable and not even m.....
» 23/07/2016 6:11:59 PM david f, Didn't Marx predict that doing things his way would be more efficient? If so, w.....
» 22/07/2016 9:49:25 PM Luciferase, what you mistake for hubris was nothing of the sort. I asked a straightforward.....
» 22/07/2016 6:22:23 PM Shadow, "Exactly, by now it should be dawning on you. For example, the running costs.....
» 22/07/2016 2:50:28 AM Hasbeen, Everyone knows the capital cost of solar and wind power is high. But you seem to.....
» 21/07/2016 1:57:49 PM I dont ignore the science, Leo. But you do. Take another look at your claims: 1. "Ov.....
» 21/07/2016 12:32:49 PM JBowyer (continued) ...They set up Infrastructure Australia to avoid us having that proble.....
» 21/07/2016 12:32:05 PM JBowyer, "Aiden probably our greatest problem in the world is the fact that Governme.....
» 20/07/2016 9:45:20 PM Shadow, "The only way a solar thermal plant could run without a huge feed in tariff w.....
» 20/07/2016 9:41:34 PM Leo, there is no evidence that the human effect on climate is trivial. But there is overwh.....
» 20/07/2016 5:40:29 PM Leo, with what level of precision and confidence do we have to be able to measure somethin.....
» 20/07/2016 2:06:36 AM (Apologies for the typo: my reply to Shadow should of course have said "unsupported c.....
» 19/07/2016 11:53:18 PM Shadow, "The solar thermal plant would never replace the coal plant," Supported.....
» 19/07/2016 4:59:48 PM JBowyer, "They are always somewhere else" Yes, that's the problem. We don't trea.....
» 19/07/2016 4:30:52 PM (sorry about the typo; as you've probably guessed, it should say "thing" rather .....
» 19/07/2016 3:06:20 PM SAINTS, Yes, like 99.9% of the population I don't follow Senate Estimates Committee Repor.....
» 19/07/2016 2:50:11 PM JBowyer, This anti pioneer attitude is a big part of the problem. Somewhere has to be the.....
» 19/07/2016 1:07:38 PM The problem isn't that the politicians are committed to the green dream; it's that they're.....
» 19/07/2016 2:38:50 AM Australia is a free society. Nobody should be deported for merely holding a political view.....
» 18/07/2016 11:06:14 PM SAINTS, I can not yet ay that with certainty, as I do not know exactly what it is the gov.....
» 18/07/2016 9:22:43 PM runner, "Yeah he just should of called her a rude hysterical woman." No, that w.....
» 18/07/2016 6:52:07 PM Most of the hysteria about hysteria could've been avoided if Price had clarified to Van th.....
» 18/07/2016 6:27:44 PM Don Aitkin, Exactly the same way as we currently do! When we need to buy things from Japa.....
» 18/07/2016 12:32:55 PM Hi Joe, Yes you're missing something. Or rather you're missing several things. Countries.....
» 18/07/2016 2:57:39 AM Ian McClintock,, "Oceanic pH is clearly alkaline" Duh! "and despite the c.....
» 16/07/2016 3:13:09 PM Ian McClintock, If I wasn't aware of what Henry's Law is, I wouldn't've referred to it my.....
» 15/07/2016 10:06:25 AM Proper accountability depends on people knowing the truth: Australia is a sovereign curren.....
» 14/07/2016 11:06:08 PM Ian McClintock (continued) "No evidence is available however that this increased car.....
» 14/07/2016 11:04:23 PM Ian McClintock, The climate is warming the way a CO2 increase the size we have would be p.....
» 14/07/2016 5:56:19 PM SAINTS, I wouldn't've said it if it wasn't what I really believe. I believe it because it.....
» 14/07/2016 2:56:49 AM Ian McClintock, WTF would it take to prove to you that increasing atmospheric CO2 is the .....
» 12/07/2016 1:31:04 PM Armchair (continued) We're not broke. We have unlimited credit. Stop worrying about the d.....
» 12/07/2016 1:15:24 PM Armchair, Interesting scenario. If it's your own central bank, you don't actually need bo.....
» 11/07/2016 4:10:08 PM It's not just oppositiont o nuclear power that's holding it back. Economic obstacles are p.....
» 11/07/2016 1:02:48 AM ttbn(continued), "I have only ever heard that phrase from you - certainly not from a.....
» 11/07/2016 1:01:00 AM plerdsus, It doesn't matter that the Federal government can't print foreign exchange, as .....
» 11/07/2016 12:58:00 AM Luciferase, Right now the inflation rate's below the RBA's target rate. That's mainly bec.....
» 10/07/2016 7:26:38 PM Geoff of Perth, I think you misunderstand what I'm saying. Debt is indeed of great signif.....
» 9/07/2016 3:09:10 PM The "cheesecutter" nickname for the wire safety fences originates with those who.....
» 8/07/2016 2:12:21 PM ttbn, Enough? How can it be enough when the lack of understanding of our true financial p.....
» 8/07/2016 11:04:17 AM The ending of the article is a non sequiter. Australia is financially sovereign. No matter.....
» 6/07/2016 8:18:44 PM Illuminate, yes. Transform, no. Most of what it can do is already being done, both by tho.....
» 4/07/2016 2:09:02 PM Yuyutsu, it's not the international trade agreements that were disastrous for SA, it's the.....
» 3/07/2016 11:38:05 PM You obviously didn't see John Safran's documentary on SBS last week. I suggest you do (it'.....
» 1/07/2016 8:37:44 PM rehctub, Regarding your question that started the thread, I'd rather have my say. But I'm.....
» 1/07/2016 3:13:34 PM Hasbeen, Coal isn't that cheap. Even disregarding the huge environmental costs, the cost o.....
» 1/07/2016 12:10:34 PM 6% unemployment is still much too high, and it's even higher in some areas. Plus there's a.....
» 1/07/2016 11:53:36 AM If you look at how little our governments have spent on infrastructure, you'll see that it.....
» 1/07/2016 11:36:01 AM Philip S, Unemployment figures are easy to manipulate. GDP figures can't be manipulated so.....
» 1/07/2016 10:46:24 AM "Like Calwell, Bill Shorten plans to subsidise uncompetitive industries and run a bud.....
» 1/07/2016 10:13:39 AM runner, I don't think Trump says what he means and means what he says at all. But if what.....
» 30/06/2016 9:23:44 PM Roses1, "We deliberately made conservative assumptions so we couldn't be accused of .....
» 30/06/2016 8:14:49 PM Shadow, Both parties have long used scare campaigns to some extent, not always successful.....
» 30/06/2016 12:25:21 PM Ben Rose, The modelling you present is based on assumptions that make electricity more ex.....
» 29/06/2016 6:33:04 PM Shadow, do you think we should be concerned that nearly half a century ago Tony Windsor be.....
» 29/06/2016 1:52:12 PM Michael Knox, The reason a relationship between corporate tax cuts and growth in GDP is s.....
» 29/06/2016 10:57:13 AM diver dan, Are you sure you've only got two lower house candidates in your seat? I though.....
» 28/06/2016 11:28:19 AM Bazz, Is it on this list? http://legacy.abd.org.uk/bypass.htm Europe raised environmental.....
» 28/06/2016 12:09:25 AM Haven't I told you this already, Arjay? "Bail in" does not mean deposit confisc.....
» 27/06/2016 10:43:24 PM Arjay, Central bankers are our servants, not our masters. Admittedly they're not serving .....
» 27/06/2016 9:50:26 PM Bazz, I'm intrigued. Which road was that? ______________________________________________.....
» 27/06/2016 5:28:10 PM Hasbeen, no smart person knows that or will ever know that, for the simple reason that it'.....
» 27/06/2016 2:49:15 PM NathenJ, The decision to manufacture it in India does not adversely affect the Indians' q.....
» 27/06/2016 2:02:17 PM runner, unless that's a mindless insult, can you be a bit more specific? What socialist do.....
» 27/06/2016 12:15:58 PM Peter Lang, nobody is saying we can CONTROL the climate. But your claim that "They wo.....
» 27/06/2016 11:34:22 AM There are three ways we can compete: The first (perhaps surprisingly) is the do nothing o.....
» 27/06/2016 10:58:35 AM Unfortunately it's something that Shorten and Turnbull are both doing. Abbott showed scare.....
» 26/06/2016 2:47:39 PM No, Nick, non violent action NEVER EVER does violence, and the claim that it does is usual.....
» 25/06/2016 8:52:47 PM The government is subsidising the product, not the manufacturing process. It's none of our.....
» 23/06/2016 10:49:31 AM Wind and solar do work here, and as I'm writing this they're providing 12% of Australia's .....
» 22/06/2016 11:08:26 AM The problem is that immigration is an easy scapegoat for governments' failure to provide i.....
» 21/06/2016 2:56:27 PM phanto, I'm no fan of McGuire, but your attempt to blame McGuire for the comments of the m.....
» 18/06/2016 10:17:26 AM It is indeed about values. Bill's not blind or stupid, but he is committed to regional dev.....
» 17/06/2016 12:11:18 PM SF, "It never hurt a child to be smacked." If that's true, how could it have had.....
» 14/06/2016 9:19:11 PM More than anything else, gold prices are driven by speculation. There've been a lot of gol.....
» 14/06/2016 10:23:32 AM Luciferase, You're right about technology, but the example you gave was a bad one, as it .....
» 14/06/2016 10:18:13 AM Shadow, I think the councils are being merged because Baird considered them too obstructi.....
» 13/06/2016 9:43:02 AM Just spotted a rather silly mistake in what I've written above: Where I said: So if infla.....
» 11/06/2016 12:29:37 PM Bazz, If Venezuela had been sensible enough to float it s currency, it wouldn't be in thi.....
» 10/06/2016 11:37:21 PM Loudmouth, You misunderstand completely. Australia owns the RBA. The RBA has unlimited c.....
» 10/06/2016 1:24:43 PM Both parties have promised a return to surplus. Both parties have previously promised a re.....
» 10/06/2016 12:45:48 PM Don Aitkin whinges about the silliness of the Greens' energy policy then makes claims that.....
» 10/06/2016 1:38:49 AM Further to my previous comment, it was actually that day (Thursday) that the SMH published.....
» 9/06/2016 12:06:45 PM Shadow, I have not made any "fanciful economics claims that have no basis in theory .....
» 9/06/2016 11:54:32 AM "SA still suffers from a substantial insecurity complex." That's largely because.....
» 9/06/2016 11:36:21 AM More foreign investment doesn't necessarily mean more investment, because a similar result.....
» 8/06/2016 12:08:10 AM Nice try, Shadow, but you're the one making the extraordinary claims and not supplying any.....
» 7/06/2016 4:23:35 PM Shadow, "Read the papers, this is not an old issue" Not living in Sydney, most .....
» 7/06/2016 12:19:50 PM Shadow, have you got any evidence that "most were technically bankrupt"? No dou.....
» 7/06/2016 12:11:39 PM He's running a candidate in my seat but I'll not be giving them my first preference. I had.....
» 7/06/2016 11:50:24 AM I agree. But how come you're not on NEIS?.....
» 1/06/2016 11:52:28 AM Shadow - TRUE or FALSE: 1. Au pairs are not covered by Australia's wage regulation syste.....
» 31/05/2016 1:18:19 PM Roses1, why did you cowrite a paper showing a cost increase instead of assuming a lower co.....
» 30/05/2016 3:40:41 PM Shadow, I don't think we should impose any more limitations. Even those who drop out lear.....
» 30/05/2016 2:47:11 PM Alan B. you seem to have an extremely poor understanding both of my position and of the si.....
» 30/05/2016 2:37:35 AM drab, I repeat: Europe is very often used as a scapegoat for domestic political problems. .....
» 27/05/2016 10:33:19 PM Luciferase, "Printing more currency devalues that already in circulation," Tru.....
» 27/05/2016 5:18:51 PM Hi Joe, The hours of au pairs in general are irrelevant. No doubt some work 8 or more hou.....
» 27/05/2016 4:51:21 PM ttbn, Though money alone won't solve every problem, there's a lot it can do. And there's .....
» 27/05/2016 2:13:34 PM Shadow, Did any of Di Natale's au pairs allege underpayment? Or that they were required to.....
» 27/05/2016 3:09:34 AM ttbn, "You think John Stone, an ex-head of Treasury before he went into politics, is .....
» 26/05/2016 2:13:03 PM There are certainly some deep problems with the political and economic structure of the Eu.....
» 26/05/2016 11:10:56 AM An idiotic critique based on fear of the impossible! The Australian government has no deb.....
» 25/05/2016 11:43:39 AM Viv (continued) Nobody wants us to "step backwards down the energy ladder to the day.....
» 25/05/2016 11:43:02 AM Viv, are you being deliberately disingenuous? Or are you really that stupid? It's true th.....
» 23/05/2016 11:26:28 PM calwest (continued) "Is there any level of spending which you would think would be pr.....
» 23/05/2016 11:25:04 PM Calwest, The Rudd government's spending kept us out of recession, but it was not grossly .....
» 21/05/2016 11:22:55 AM It's just you. Bill's personal approval rating is still low, despite the recent rise. Aus.....
» 21/05/2016 3:11:04 AM It seems to have escaped Tom Biegler's attention that the EROEI of wind power is surpassin.....
» 21/05/2016 12:01:47 AM Armchair, "Just remember that 'sustainability' also means 'global depopulation'".....
» 21/05/2016 12:01:02 AM onthebeach, Whether or not there's any need to buff Soros up is irrelevant; nobody has. B.....
» 20/05/2016 3:17:04 AM calwest, I'm not claiming spending to be a panacea. It doesn't intrinsically do much to ma.....
» 19/05/2016 8:56:19 PM Referundemdrivensocienty, have you ever seenany evidence at all that the Turkish governmen.....
» 19/05/2016 7:51:44 PM onthebeach, My intention was not to buff Soros up, but to counteract some of the spin and .....
» 19/05/2016 6:54:22 PM Shadow, Try thinking about things a bit more before you dismiss them as twaddle. "F.....
» 19/05/2016 2:55:54 PM Well, Hasbeen, if you want to be ultrapedantic, fuel is also needed to build the fossil fu.....
» 19/05/2016 2:15:10 PM The case for company tax cuts is very weak. Our dividend imputation system means that most.....
» 19/05/2016 2:49:30 AM As politically active billionaires go, George Soros is one of the better ones. Some of the.....
» 18/05/2016 11:01:30 AM ttbn, the reports said that someone tweeted "130% Muslim turnout", not that ther.....
» 18/05/2016 2:52:29 AM Bazz, If you are comparing systems then the overhead costs do indeed have to be counted. .....
» 18/05/2016 2:19:23 AM ttbn, Your use of spin, trying to associate opposing viewpoints with belief in fairies an.....
» 17/05/2016 5:38:12 PM plantagenet, I'll miss him, even though I disagree with him on most issues. Rights are im.....
» 17/05/2016 4:04:39 PM Bazz (continued) "Imagine, if you are game, the massive battery or similar device, t.....
» 17/05/2016 4:03:56 PM Bazz, "Aiden, apparently did not notice that the authors raised the same reservation .....
» 17/05/2016 1:40:26 PM Luciferase, "Whoopty doo!And what about when the energy invested has to come from so.....
» 17/05/2016 10:29:29 AM Hasbeen, considering the dodgy assumptions that last study had to make to contrive the con.....
» 17/05/2016 9:56:48 AM It is indeed a sad day. But taking to the streets isn't the answer. I'm not saying they sh.....
» 16/05/2016 9:12:01 PM The title of this thread is wrong – you should've said "negative net energy". ER.....
» 16/05/2016 12:44:37 PM Suseonline, You seem to be overlooking a few points: 1. The story is not credible. For a.....
» 13/05/2016 4:16:43 PM Hi Joe, Concessional loans are the best way to fund renewable energy infrastructure......
» 13/05/2016 4:03:45 PM Alan B, "if you like high speed rail, you'll like the new loop thing being currently.....
» 13/05/2016 3:22:04 PM Loudmouth (continued) "Given that this isn't happening, that wind towers are very li.....
» 13/05/2016 3:21:32 PM Hi Joe, "do you mean that the means of producing renewable energy - wind towers, sol.....
» 13/05/2016 2:49:33 AM JayB, Famines, Wars, Pandemics & disasters don't control the population at the moment. Th.....
» 12/05/2016 6:57:12 PM Bazz, you seem to have forgotten we have allies! Is there any good reason why we can't re.....
» 12/05/2016 11:53:46 AM Successful decentralization requires high speed rail. I'd be happy to move out to the stic.....
» 12/05/2016 11:49:59 AM No, onthebeach,I don't remain puzzled why parts of Sydney Harbour are not reclaimed to be .....
» 11/05/2016 2:53:03 PM Not being a Sydneysider, I'm a bit puzzled: why is everyone so keen to keep the developers.....
» 11/05/2016 3:27:21 AM Hasbeen, I don't dispute that there's more impenetrable scrub now, and I also know there .....
» 11/05/2016 2:55:43 AM CHERFUL, Libellous is entirely accurate. You falsely accused me of supporting terrorists......
» 11/05/2016 12:58:57 AM Shadow, what part of Labor's plan do you think would lead to a high unemployment economy w.....
» 10/05/2016 11:34:39 AM This article's based on the false premise that trains are only good for getting people to .....
» 9/05/2016 2:20:16 PM Alan B, it seems to be lost on you that not everyone is welcome in their ancestral home. .....
» 9/05/2016 3:17:03 AM Jay, A lot of evidence of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka is from those without a vested .....
» 8/05/2016 8:33:48 PM Why would Sanders be dangerous?.....
» 8/05/2016 8:03:04 PM CHERFUL — "You take the side of the Tamil Tigers agains the Sri Lankian government.&.....
» 8/05/2016 2:16:48 PM Referundemdrivensocienty, "Why does the media give these people the title of asylum s.....
» 6/05/2016 6:56:02 PM No, it's not just selfishness. If it were merely selfishness, we'd exploit them for our o.....
» 4/05/2016 9:30:27 PM Both. It wasn't good, but I was expecting worse......
» 4/05/2016 12:39:18 PM Shadow, Far from being suicide, the Reserve Bank printing money would not be harmful. The.....
» 4/05/2016 12:12:16 PM Hasbeen, rehctub and Loudmouth, It was known throughout the 20th century that solar panel.....
» 4/05/2016 1:31:53 AM Land locked country, Hasbeen? I think there's some big gaps in your geographical knowledge.....
» 3/05/2016 3:37:41 PM Bazz, The socialists of Venezuela are fools; not because they're socialists but because t.....
» 3/05/2016 12:15:52 PM ttbn (continued) "As for 'borrowing in Australian dollars', of course we do - conver.....
» 3/05/2016 12:08:15 PM Bazz, Technology is improving; so too should our standard of living. ___________________.....
» 30/04/2016 5:37:58 PM "Same thing with my wages then too then a? we should only tax that portion of my wage.....
» 29/04/2016 5:57:01 PM runner, People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. You're in la la land yours.....
» 29/04/2016 11:06:34 AM Is the title of this article a mistake? It doesn't actually refer to inequity, and only me.....
» 29/04/2016 2:58:56 AM VK3AUU, "I would suggest that it is morally wrong with seeking to improve your standa.....
» 28/04/2016 3:23:30 PM onthebeach, That document also shows there's an exemption for fires less than 2m in any di.....
» 28/04/2016 2:11:55 PM JF Aus, Damage to the GBR is already happening. The problem now is that there's so much d.....
» 28/04/2016 1:41:15 PM Tombee, "Anyone who has done Economics 101 will already know what Joe Branigan says.&.....
» 28/04/2016 10:57:07 AM The economy needs stimulus. The government should be takng on a lot more debt, not paying .....
» 28/04/2016 3:48:46 AM Rhian, I can't understand why there was any support for that "canal" proposal (.....
» 28/04/2016 3:47:42 AM JF Aus, "Sewage nutrient overload pollution is not a "threat" to the GBR b.....
» 27/04/2016 11:12:33 AM Yuyutsu, of those four only Stalin engaged in significant nation building. Why do you eve.....
» 26/04/2016 10:39:37 PM Paul1405, Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge are cities. Your failure to recognise that is me.....
» 26/04/2016 3:20:52 PM Loudmouth, did you actually read the article? It's not about building new nuclear reactors.....
» 26/04/2016 2:18:33 AM Final confirmation, Shadow? I suggest you reread that report you linked to – it makes it c.....
» 25/04/2016 9:07:17 PM onthebeach, "When will we know if the fool has managed to set a coal seam alight alo.....
» 25/04/2016 4:39:01 PM Loudmouth, Due to the fact that there was a boat on the river (which he was in when he se.....
» 25/04/2016 3:25:17 PM If the methane is naturally seeping out, it's grossly irresponsible to allow fracking anyw.....
» 23/04/2016 9:42:28 PM Paul1405, that's not reverse taxation, it's Singapore style reverse porkbarrelling! Nor i.....
» 23/04/2016 11:32:57 AM Hasbeen, As I said, they're studying not swanning. They should do it any way they can. Yo.....
» 22/04/2016 5:22:58 PM "However it is not a fair go to expect a checkout chick on less than $35000 after tax.....
» 22/04/2016 3:27:39 AM Bazz, The country most susceptible to blockading of the South China Sea is China itself. .....
» 22/04/2016 2:51:59 AM I'm neither rich nor powerful, but I know that applying GST to share trades would be very .....
» 22/04/2016 2:43:49 AM Australia is a rich country and can easily afford to give disabled people a fair go. It's .....
» 20/04/2016 3:40:42 PM Well, Armchair, the Shanghai Gold Exchange is live and nothing's happened, which proves my.....
» 20/04/2016 2:40:06 PM Josephus, it's not the only call; they could amend or abandon the legislation instead......
» 20/04/2016 2:38:17 PM phooey, you're partly right, but if you think that's all there is to it than you're wrong......
» 19/04/2016 3:50:19 PM Mr 0, I see you haven't even attempted to answer any of the questions that I asked. (unle.....
» 18/04/2016 9:00:05 PM Mr 0, "China has made it quite clear that it will not abide with International Law u.....
» 18/04/2016 4:10:53 PM John Ryan, While it's sensible to be suspicious of anything that has IPA backing, it is s.....
» 18/04/2016 3:00:14 PM phooey, The RWHTH was caused by high interest rates in the year leading up to it; nothing.....
» 18/04/2016 2:48:07 PM Armchair, People who've invested heavily in gold have lost money, so they're inventing co.....
» 18/04/2016 11:35:27 AM I generally agree with this article. For the self employed, work being unavailable is wors.....
» 18/04/2016 1:09:33 AM Mr 0, I've made it clear that I'm on the side of international law. You regard me as &quo.....
» 18/04/2016 12:43:49 AM "Most areas were still under 6%, so hardly a huge problem when 5% is considered to be.....
» 17/04/2016 3:04:27 PM phooey, AIUI there are many different strains of marijuana; most reduce aggression but som.....
» 16/04/2016 10:46:15 AM Mr 0, Engineers are defined by what they do know, not what they don't. And I can confiden.....
» 16/04/2016 10:15:21 AM "Aidan, the whole "debt is good" outlook worries me.......the only time deb.....
» 15/04/2016 11:25:04 PM Yabby, Not all the journalists do have it wrong. Some acknowledge that Australia will nev.....
» 15/04/2016 2:26:36 PM Yabby, The Labor party do indeed misunderstand the situation. As do the Liberals, the Nat.....
» 15/04/2016 12:23:58 PM Mr 0, When will you get it into your head that different Chinese people have different op.....
» 15/04/2016 2:23:20 AM Yabby, Knowing what affects the cost of money is one thing; common sense is quite another.....
» 14/04/2016 10:14:07 PM I'm not a fan of the new $5 note. I wasn't a fan of the old $5 note either. I'm not a rep.....
» 14/04/2016 6:19:10 PM "Despite no warming since 1998..." Has the reviewer slept through the past year.....
» 14/04/2016 5:48:23 PM Loudmouth and sonofgloin, The obsession with corporate tax rates is costly. All other thi.....
» 14/04/2016 1:54:29 PM (continued) "That is wonderful in theory, but in reality we have few manufacturing i.....
» 14/04/2016 1:44:17 PM Yabby, Appeal to authority is at best a very weak argument, but in the field of economics.....
» 13/04/2016 1:56:53 PM (continued) Mobile internet is good where demand is low, but where demand is high the nee.....
» 13/04/2016 1:56:09 PM Yabby, Yes I can access the AFR link, but the explanation is ill thought out. If a count.....
» 13/04/2016 2:47:30 AM Yabby, You misunderstand how technology interacts with costs, particularly with infrastru.....
» 13/04/2016 2:08:25 AM Armchair, Yes you put your foot in it. But by doing so you revealed a lot about the assum.....
» 12/04/2016 4:02:58 PM Yabby (continued), To clarify my position: I regard inflation as the biggest constraint o.....
» 12/04/2016 4:00:14 PM Yabby, Appreciation of irony is not confusion. You seem to have missed MY point about re.....
» 11/04/2016 2:18:50 PM Armchair, you can rest assured that if mkarsikko's getting an easy free ride, your taxes a.....
» 9/04/2016 10:04:56 PM Yabby, I had to laugh - the first time I tried to open that link of yours it got a 524 er.....
» 9/04/2016 1:13:22 PM (continued) "Spending 3 years training a whole lot of extra people, only to sack them.....
» 9/04/2016 1:12:58 PM Yabby, "Yes Aiden, the cost has fallen and given the rapid change in IT, should fall.....
» 9/04/2016 11:54:29 AM ttbn, I'm not suggesting impropriety; merely inefficiency. Because his electorate is so b.....
» 9/04/2016 2:31:04 AM Mr 0, I've never encountered any engineer having trouble with words of several syllables,.....
» 8/04/2016 4:52:14 PM ttbn, I missed the reports in the media, so I googled it and found http://www.thechronicl.....
» 7/04/2016 5:17:25 PM Mr 0, 'Tis quite obvious, though I'm astounded Jay's the one saying it: The rich are flee.....
» 7/04/2016 4:42:38 PM Yabby, I agree that spending needs to be accountable. But did you overlook my 10:32 AM pos.....
» 7/04/2016 11:19:59 AM Armchair, Obviously the USA was trying to bring down Russia in the cold war. But when Bil.....
» 7/04/2016 10:32:37 AM Yabby, FTTN is a terrible false economy. It uses more energy, has much higher maintenance .....
» 6/04/2016 9:36:41 PM Mr 0, "Why are you asking that question?" To find out the answer, of course! You.....
» 6/04/2016 5:08:38 PM Yuyutsu, Australian Citizenship is gold tier. Permanent Resident status is silver tier. .....
» 5/04/2016 11:39:51 PM chrisgaff1000, we do have one enormous advantage over Italy: unlike them, we have unlimite.....
» 5/04/2016 2:22:42 PM Claiming to care about refugee lives counts for nothing when you're telling them to FOAD. .....
» 5/04/2016 2:22:32 AM Chris C, I agree with you. ______________________________________________________________.....
» 5/04/2016 2:03:15 AM CHERFUL, Like everyone who's held positions of power in America, the Clintons are to blame.....
» 4/04/2016 2:13:08 PM onthebeach, Class warfare is unAustralian. We're all in it together, and Aussies know thi.....
» 4/04/2016 11:33:11 AM "Shorten on the other hand wants to cripple the economy by taking an axe to negative .....
» 3/04/2016 9:21:18 PM Hasbeen, I remember Rudd. But I wonder if you do? Rudd's economic intervention kept Aust.....
» 1/04/2016 11:09:45 PM Hasbeen, instead of throwing silly allegations around, perhaps you could supply examples o.....
» 1/04/2016 9:55:12 PM On the contrary, everyone knows Mugabe's an evil racist scumbag. But there's practically n.....
» 1/04/2016 12:27:49 PM Doug, last year was the hottest on record, and so far this year is on track to be even hot.....
» 1/04/2016 10:27:47 AM This article is rather inaccurate. For a start it was Rudd, not Howard, who was PM in 2008.....
» 30/03/2016 3:58:43 PM Arjay, the Rothschild family includes a lot of inherited wealth, though nowadays that's sp.....
» 30/03/2016 12:47:42 PM Rewarding for success is not the government's role; success brings its own rewards. What t.....
» 29/03/2016 9:52:03 AM I agree we should shift more of the tax burden onto land. However it has little to do with.....
» 28/03/2016 8:39:56 PM Mr0, "I don't think you have the intellectual capacity to do an Arts degree." I.....
» 28/03/2016 7:25:25 PM Hasbeen, I'm curious as to which previously very safe Liberal seat Turnbull's so unpopular.....
» 28/03/2016 2:04:23 PM Arjay, Why do you still keep droning on about private central banks? I know you can find .....
» 28/03/2016 10:50:13 AM So why, Beach, do you think the parties are so close in the polls?.....
» 26/03/2016 5:44:29 PM Dear Mr Opinion, What do you think the attributes of a learned person are? I'm baffled b.....
» 26/03/2016 11:17:01 AM Dear Mr Opinion, "Anybody can say they have knowledge on a particular subject. Provi.....
» 25/03/2016 10:23:17 PM Mr0, Asking for a list of subjects that engineers have extensive knowledge in is as stupi.....
» 24/03/2016 7:49:22 PM Mr IdioticOpinion, When you lie about your background (as there is strong evidence that y.....
» 21/03/2016 8:54:31 PM JF and JB, Where did you get the idea that any water travels under the sea from Papua to .....
» 21/03/2016 6:05:56 PM Doug Cotton, you're falsely accusing scientists of all making an idiotic assumption that I.....
» 21/03/2016 2:15:29 PM JF Aus, Australian steel mills tend to specialise in high strength steel. We could make t.....
» 21/03/2016 9:31:40 AM Rhosty, "Aidan, what makes you think there'd be any heat generated by a completely f.....
» 21/03/2016 1:14:14 AM JF Aus, If we want to save our country's steel industry, we should invest very heavily in.....
» 20/03/2016 1:48:39 AM JB, Thanks. On my map the spelling is Bromelton. I know that currently in Australia, lon.....
» 20/03/2016 1:24:07 AM rehctub, "what makes you think we can afford to build things when our labour costs a.....
» 19/03/2016 2:18:43 AM Your guess is wrong, Jayb. I've been on the Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs and back (.....
» 18/03/2016 2:27:45 PM JF Aus, Train ticket pricing is likely to be similar to the air ticket pricing, albeit wi.....
» 16/03/2016 1:14:21 AM Yuyutsu, "And very sadly, the latter is compulsory for anyone who lives at the same .....
» 15/03/2016 5:21:03 PM Rhosty, firstly they're not unrepresentative swill; they're representative of the people o.....
» 15/03/2016 2:30:29 PM Yuyutsu, although some of the citizens didn't consent to be citizens, the duty of voting o.....
» 15/03/2016 1:23:08 PM rehctub, the problem of there being nothing else to do is one that the government can solv.....
» 15/03/2016 12:22:20 PM ttbn, there's nothing undemocratic about imposing a duty on citizens. And when bad legisl.....
» 14/03/2016 10:23:26 PM Mark Duffett, while the mining activity is taking place, it usually generates a much highe.....
» 14/03/2016 10:13:25 AM Shadow, Both Craig Thompson and Michael Williamson were kicked out of Labor. And in both .....
» 14/03/2016 1:55:13 AM Mr Opinion, Your assumption that it's all about social status is incorrect. 'Tis actually.....
» 13/03/2016 8:25:34 PM rehctub, I agree we'd be in a better position if the stimulus had been spent on infrastruc.....
» 13/03/2016 7:34:57 PM rehctub, it is good for the economy to encourage businesses to invest in equipment that lo.....
» 13/03/2016 3:51:48 PM Poirot, while I oppose the government's gerrymander disguised as senate reform, I don't un.....
» 13/03/2016 1:57:50 PM Shadow, the thing you appear to have failed to realise about Tony Abbott's spin is that it.....
» 12/03/2016 9:01:37 PM Different engineers are knowledgeable in different subjects. There are some subjects (such.....
» 11/03/2016 4:48:41 PM rehctub, "The problem with trying to grow our economy, rather than focus on reducing.....
» 11/03/2016 12:48:00 PM Hasbeen I'm amazed at your attitude. Like you I don't trust Turnbull to even know what nee.....
» 11/03/2016 9:44:28 AM Check your facts, Don: the Menzies government ALWAYS ran deficits, and they started with a.....
» 10/03/2016 9:37:03 PM snake (continued) There is also far too much concern about currency wars. In the long ter.....
» 10/03/2016 9:24:19 PM snake, "It appears to me that you are suggesting some kind of Keynesian programme of .....
» 10/03/2016 1:01:53 PM Shadow and Hasbeen, you seem to have already forgotten that the alternative was Tony Abbot.....
» 10/03/2016 12:45:16 PM Rhosty, "Nuclear submarines can operate in shallow water if the inboard coolant is h.....
» 10/03/2016 12:28:18 PM snake, I agree that a large proportion of the electorate is ignorant of the ramifications.....
» 10/03/2016 10:19:49 AM Pauline Hanson was back at the previous election too, but very few voted for her. Her para.....
» 8/03/2016 9:39:01 AM Cobber I strongly disagree. David's economic incompetence is shared by many in the Liberal.....
» 8/03/2016 9:21:21 AM Unlike a household, Australia has unlimited credit and forever to pay it off. Therefore as.....
» 7/03/2016 5:10:59 PM Yuyutsu, the decision to do nothing is still a decision. Denying responsibility doesn't ma.....
» 7/03/2016 3:43:58 PM Hasbeen (continued) "One other point Aidan, you can't transfer heat from a cooler bo.....
» 7/03/2016 3:43:00 PM Hasbeen, "Aidan due to the nature of the planet, a sphere, a higher percentage of an.....
» 7/03/2016 12:32:18 PM The proposed changes are s huge gerrymander to the major parties, as they encourage people.....
» 7/03/2016 9:59:21 AM Hasbeen, an obvious flaw in your hypothesis is that after absorbing photons of those wavel.....
» 6/03/2016 6:58:53 PM Wake up, NathanJ! Murder is far more commercialized than vertigo is! There are thousands o.....
» 6/03/2016 3:44:15 PM Shadow, I think that like most people who've never suffered from vertigo, you're confusing.....
» 3/03/2016 10:11:33 PM Joe, up until now I've assumed that you know as well as Tim Flannery does that the desalin.....
» 3/03/2016 10:51:48 AM Killarney, Do some reading yourself! I'm well aware of the poverty reduction and increase.....
» 3/03/2016 9:10:55 AM Although it would work, the cost of desalinated water exceeds the value of the crops it wo.....
» 2/03/2016 10:59:43 AM China knows it has to prioritise growth or else the leaders will lose the support of the p.....
» 2/03/2016 9:19:46 AM AJFA, that's a case in point. You dismiss every aspect of socialism because of a few dubio.....
» 1/03/2016 12:20:01 PM There's more to it than that. A new generation are discovering that the ideas of (what's n.....
» 1/03/2016 12:15:20 PM Tristan, Not just many other countries; all other countries! A higher social wage would be.....
» 1/03/2016 9:25:00 AM No, Mr O, it's logically impossible for uploading images of typical scenes around Sydney t.....
» 29/02/2016 9:34:03 PM Dear Mr Opinion, NO IT IS NOT! Which is just as well, because if there was a way to post.....
» 29/02/2016 11:32:40 AM Luciferase, there's one very big difference: limited supply. Companies can quite easily is.....
» 29/02/2016 9:29:25 AM Mr Opinion, Many immigrants, tourists and even some students prefer to use their native l.....
» 29/02/2016 9:00:50 AM Is Mise, the mayor's BJP so you can't credibly blame the Muslims for this one!.....
» 29/02/2016 1:02:19 AM Rhosty, is that multi trillion dollar canal to nowhere all your own idea?.....
» 28/02/2016 6:27:14 PM Sydney to Melbourne inclusive has a population of about ten million. The numbers do stack .....
» 28/02/2016 5:11:56 PM I can't say I'm surprised. But I do wonder whether he's seen the film Philadelphia, and w.....
» 28/02/2016 4:52:08 PM Dear Mr Opinion, BT;DT. Even in Chinatown I didn't need to speak Chinese. Some parts of .....
» 28/02/2016 4:40:45 PM Tristan "though some workers are so industrially weak that solidarity through Seconda.....
» 28/02/2016 2:17:50 PM Mr Opinion, "Time will tell. And I bet I'm correct in my predictions." We all k.....
» 27/02/2016 6:56:34 PM Mr Opinion, For someone who claims to be a a socio-cultural analyst, you're remarkably ig.....
» 27/02/2016 2:11:46 PM Tristan, Swan's promise of a surplus "come hell or high water" was not only una.....
» 27/02/2016 12:54:53 PM onthebeach, whole Latham's criticism of the ALP was uncharacteristically right, your addin.....
» 27/02/2016 9:33:51 AM calwest (continued) "NBN" Labor sensibly went with FTTH, which was really the on.....
» 27/02/2016 9:31:58 AM calwest, 'Tis your mind, not mine, that's closed. To find out why, read on: I can unders.....
» 26/02/2016 9:47:50 PM Team Uzi, "Isn't conscription going overboard? No, it's not. Let me put it to you thi.....
» 25/02/2016 2:06:12 PM Sorry, I failed to make it clear that the last bit of my previous post was directed to Baz.....
» 25/02/2016 2:00:40 PM calmest (continued) [milk] "In 2008, the UK Competition Commission published a repor.....
» 25/02/2016 1:52:22 PM calwest (continued) [NBN] "Only a dunce would say that the NBN was a raging success.....
» 25/02/2016 12:02:39 PM calwest, [NDIS] "What benefits, to how many, at what cost?" The benefits of a l.....
» 24/02/2016 5:05:58 PM Rhrosty, I'm no fan of David Cameron, but your criticism of his approach is not valid. He .....
» 24/02/2016 2:47:18 PM When I was at school we were taught self defence in PE for a week or two in years 9 and 10.....
» 24/02/2016 12:23:25 PM Do try to wake up a bit Hasbeen, & not talk such garbage. Ford, GM, Toyota & the rest of .....
» 24/02/2016 11:17:58 AM Bazz, "Ponzi schemes" has a specific meaning. None of the shale oil companies ar.....
» 24/02/2016 9:04:10 AM We don't need to force them to continue to trade here. They trade here because it's profit.....
» 24/02/2016 12:31:17 AM From http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/brilliant-and-fearless-but-paul-keating-was-ri.....
» 23/02/2016 4:47:41 PM Bazz, I didn't claim the major oil companies were worried about the present low prices. .....
» 23/02/2016 1:48:21 PM rehctub, the farmers don't get paid more for normal milk if it sells for more. Selling it .....
» 22/02/2016 3:20:03 PM rehctub, although there is little doubt the proposed NG changes, if implemented, would hav.....
» 22/02/2016 11:06:36 AM I have previously said we should try to make immigration profitable. Though I doubt it wou.....
» 21/02/2016 11:58:14 PM nicknamenick, I'm baffled as to what this has to do with elections. Considering Alexande.....
» 21/02/2016 11:34:49 PM Hasbeen, "the only disadvantaged group in Oz is white adult males in work." If .....
» 20/02/2016 1:48:56 AM Captain Col, it's not a matter of paying higher wages than people are worth; instead we sh.....
» 19/02/2016 10:41:34 PM Rhrosty, "Aidan, if we know there are tax loopholes? WTF?" THOSE WERE YOUR WORDS.....
» 19/02/2016 10:40:04 PM calwest, "Except where it was way over budget and way behind schedule, with no resolu.....
» 19/02/2016 3:49:23 PM calwest, Governments have promoted the stereotype of people smugglers as evil. The reali.....
» 19/02/2016 12:31:00 PM Captain Col, lowering environmental standards certainly isn't the answer. The generation c.....
» 19/02/2016 11:46:17 AM Bazz, "No one seems to be pushing a scheme to get the economy back to its late 1980'.....
» 19/02/2016 9:10:12 AM Mr Opinion, are you related to Donald Trump? Nearly everyone else understands that migrant.....
» 18/02/2016 1:28:13 PM Rhosty: "The best debt is that which is owed to you and not that which claims around .....
» 18/02/2016 1:08:40 PM Tristan, either you're explaining things very poorly or you're ignorant of the way money w.....
» 18/02/2016 10:52:12 AM Whether this is a great collapse or a minor hiccup depends mainly on how politicians react.....
» 18/02/2016 10:38:30 AM Tristan, yes there's a sweetspot. But the point is we're nowhere near that sweetspot at th.....
» 18/02/2016 10:27:07 AM calmest you've got it backwards: Australia's current economic and budgetary problems are t.....
» 18/02/2016 10:09:39 AM Idiotic article, calling for the rejection of austerity then saying "AND the deficit .....
» 18/02/2016 9:46:51 AM ttbn, why do you think a population of 13 million is optimal? Surely the optimal populatio.....
» 18/02/2016 1:11:02 AM (continued) I'm certainly not suggesting continually carrying 93% on welfare. We should ai.....
» 18/02/2016 1:10:27 AM SAINTS, Firstly, let's get one thing straight: boats crossing our borders do not threaten .....
» 18/02/2016 12:22:51 AM The main difference between the Abbott government and the Turnbull government is that the .....
» 17/02/2016 9:48:23 PM Hasbeen, your definition of affirmative action is wrong, at least in Australian english. .....
» 17/02/2016 2:54:13 PM Shadow, $600m over the first four years (and probably rising after that) is still a signif.....
» 17/02/2016 10:09:09 AM America has been underinvesting in its infrastructure for a long time, and that's very cos.....
» 17/02/2016 1:21:23 AM Suseonline, whether or not it's useless, governments have been keen to be seen as pro inve.....
» 17/02/2016 1:08:22 AM Hi Joe, The alleged point is to stop people drowning at sea. But the government's policy .....
» 16/02/2016 11:33:48 PM rehctub, the very obvious reason why many people believe negative gearing should be scrapp.....
» 16/02/2016 11:15:59 PM Physical strength does not require large stature, and mental strength is totally unrelated.....
» 16/02/2016 5:46:39 PM SAINTS, The best solution would be to provide a safer alternative for asylum seekers. Wer.....
» 16/02/2016 12:54:29 PM Shadow, you say the investors "will simply invest elsewhere". But just where do .....
» 16/02/2016 11:45:38 AM rehctub, I really don't think your concerns are valid. The reduction in the ratio of rent.....
» 15/02/2016 5:55:42 PM Loudmouth, Technically you can compress water. Though liquids are generally regarded as i.....
» 15/02/2016 1:44:22 PM Loudmouth, why wouldn't his conscience allow him to continue?.....
» 15/02/2016 12:24:08 PM Divergence, your post reminds me of the old joke: Q: How many psychiatrists does it take .....
» 13/02/2016 1:58:17 PM G'day Joe, Even though you prefer option F to all the others, I hope you agree that option.....
» 13/02/2016 10:02:25 AM mhaze, Far from hair splitting, timing is crucial when considering whether the claim of c.....
» 13/02/2016 2:50:07 AM mhaze, if it were true that.. "As soon as Dutton’s order came into effect, the self-h.....
» 13/02/2016 1:56:58 AM You should think more about what you read, Leo, and stop restricting yourself to things th.....
» 12/02/2016 10:07:55 PM Dear Mr Opinion, You can if you want use "Chinese" to mean people of the Chines.....
» 12/02/2016 5:46:31 PM runner, WTF is your problem with Mr Windsor? Is it just because he was smart enough to kn.....
» 12/02/2016 3:05:16 PM Foxy, I agree that Barnaby's heart's in the right place. The trouble is his head's in th.....
» 12/02/2016 1:24:57 PM Leo, "The article to which he referred us was about how the satellite record showed t.....
» 12/02/2016 10:24:03 AM Loudmouth, "I would dearly love to see an ABC video shot of Aboriginal people in comm.....
» 12/02/2016 9:48:36 AM "Not so fast. As soon as Dutton’s order came into effect, the self-harming on Nauru s.....
» 9/02/2016 4:02:33 PM mhaze, where did you get the idea that "in those times women had no rights and were m.....
» 9/02/2016 1:22:22 PM Rhosty {continued} • Zimbabwe resorted to physically printing money. [In countries such a.....
» 9/02/2016 1:21:28 PM As always Rhosty you're full of it! Obviously you've heard the myth that borrowing money .....
» 8/02/2016 8:57:57 PM Cobber, Port Augusta is much better suited to solar thermal, and that could be constructed.....
» 8/02/2016 12:12:28 PM "Private hospitals have repeatedly proven themselves to be overall safer, more effect.....
» 5/02/2016 1:12:27 PM Loudmouth, nobody deserves to be immune from charges of rape, but surely everyone deserves.....
» 4/02/2016 12:32:41 PM Raycom, previous NSW governments were stupid to fail to spend billions on a new railway fr.....
» 4/02/2016 12:16:50 PM Rhosty, borrowing money from overseas would force up the short term value of our dollar, w.....
» 4/02/2016 12:10:11 PM Worst ever, Hasbeen? I suppose you think Turnbull's our worst ever PM too. But as with Tu.....
» 2/02/2016 9:47:52 PM This article makes two fundamental errors. The first is pretty obvious: there is no conun.....
» 2/02/2016 2:18:53 PM Foxy, Yes, Hawaiians look at things differently. But a lot of Australians also look at th.....
» 2/02/2016 9:39:23 AM Mr Opinion, Yes, I'm just an engineer. So was Isambard Kingdom Brunel. What did you manag.....
» 1/02/2016 7:47:45 PM Dear Mr Opinion, "The reason I went on to do Arts degrees was because I thought I co.....
» 1/02/2016 4:16:00 PM Mr Opinion, "You have just demonstrated that you have the typical level of education.....
» 1/02/2016 1:46:17 AM Mr Opinion, Your "room full of books" analogy is weird. Why do you have to fini.....
» 29/01/2016 8:16:27 PM Dear Mr Opinion, "I'm sorry you have difficulty in grasping the meaning behind what .....
» 29/01/2016 5:37:31 PM Mr Opinion, If you're so educated then why do you make such stupid claims? _____________.....
» 29/01/2016 5:08:44 PM None of the people on that list, Jay? That's an extraordinary claim! In what way is Jacqui.....
» 29/01/2016 3:39:59 PM Joanne Capper?.....
» 29/01/2016 1:39:54 PM Tony Abbott is not in any way a bogan. To be a bogan: • you have to be born in Australia .....
» 28/01/2016 2:42:35 PM Dear Mr Opinion, "I just took a look out of the window. And guess what, you're right.....
» 28/01/2016 12:34:36 PM Divergence, "There clearly aren't enough jobs. The ABS uses a ridiculously restricti.....
» 28/01/2016 9:53:06 AM Foxy, "At the rate Australia is chopping down our forests there will be no forests l.....
» 27/01/2016 11:30:55 PM Divergence, "You could try exploiting your workers, but there would be plenty of oth.....
» 27/01/2016 1:47:14 PM Shadow, "Of your three reasons given why generation should not be privatised:" .....
» 27/01/2016 1:08:16 PM Divergence, It is not the immigrants who are to blame for industrial relations laws that .....
» 27/01/2016 12:36:02 PM Toni Lavis, No we most certainly do not have the Union Flag on our flag. Something that i.....
» 27/01/2016 1:41:25 AM Foxy, Seen them before. Just saying that's the best one if we do decide to change flag. .....
» 26/01/2016 8:25:03 PM runner, I'm well aware of what true science is. "Fitting every storm into your narra.....
» 26/01/2016 7:14:42 PM I don't think we need a new flag. However if we do decide to change it, I think we should .....
» 26/01/2016 7:09:05 PM Jennifer, "When it comes to claims the earth is overheating it is perhaps worth takin.....
» 26/01/2016 10:54:40 AM onthebeach, I found Wikipedia to be a great tool for uni. But you wouldn't normally cite .....
» 26/01/2016 1:21:08 AM onthebeach, after all this time do you still not know how Wikipedia works? It doesn't spe.....
» 25/01/2016 1:51:54 PM There is rarely a case for generation to be government owned, but I can think of three sit.....
» 25/01/2016 12:08:36 PM Rhosty, I suggest you reread what I've written more carefully. I specifically said ".....
» 24/01/2016 9:53:42 PM 579, We do not know in advance what the electricity demand will be, nor exactly how much e.....
» 24/01/2016 9:12:04 PM Rhosty, I concede the point on graphene: I've checked and natural graphite is the best sou.....
» 24/01/2016 1:09:23 PM Rhosty, Of course I understand, as I keep having to repeat things to get through to you! B.....
» 23/01/2016 11:44:11 PM Rhrosty, Shipping isn't the only possible source for those oil slicks, but it's the only p.....
» 23/01/2016 2:43:54 PM ttbn, we already have one: Clive Palmer......
» 22/01/2016 3:23:19 PM Rhosty, A few speculative geological reports from the 1970s don't refute anything! We now.....
» 21/01/2016 5:43:16 PM Paid? I wish! Trolls? I'm not the one who's been repeatedly posting the same thing and ig.....
» 21/01/2016 5:37:49 PM Arjay, a full scale war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is extremely unlikely. But if Iran s.....
» 21/01/2016 5:24:20 PM Rhosty, graphene is great stuff but whether it's the strongest material depends on your de.....
» 20/01/2016 9:19:47 PM Rhosty and Hasbeen, No oil has ever been found under the Great Barrier Reef, and most geo.....
» 20/01/2016 4:17:41 PM Bazz, although it can be mixed with heavy crude to thin the crude, that's not what I'm ref.....
» 20/01/2016 11:38:35 AM Those TV commercials are only partly right: it's a day we're supposed to eat LAMINGTONS! .....
» 20/01/2016 9:38:04 AM Rhosty, what makes you think graphene would improve ceramic fuel cells? AIUI graphene let.....
» 20/01/2016 1:36:34 AM Bazz, I think you underestimate the oil refineries: they can turn one type of hydrocarbon .....
» 20/01/2016 12:54:45 AM BROCK, you don't seem to have thought this through at all well. You dismiss Hillary Clinto.....
» 19/01/2016 1:31:26 PM mhaze, a more likely reason for his relative obscurity was that Norman Borlaug didn't seek.....
» 19/01/2016 12:39:10 PM Rhosty, David Bowie was never in the closet. He was a truly great artist, though it did t.....
» 19/01/2016 12:31:05 PM "Cowards that they are, they collect 'inflation tax' instead, so that most people wil.....
» 19/01/2016 12:30:09 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Newton's laws were based on observation. Karma (beyond people's reactions b.....
» 17/01/2016 5:54:31 PM Bazz and snake, At the moment I can't find the CEC's allegation that Obama works for MI6,.....
» 15/01/2016 3:48:46 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There is no law of karma in nature. Human nature may sometimes make it appe.....
» 15/01/2016 12:35:46 PM Dear Yuyutsu, "Just to clarify, I do not recommend suicide, I just left this example.....
» 15/01/2016 11:53:21 AM Yuyutsu, why is it you think it would be better for the state to give the same amount to e.....
» 14/01/2016 3:21:32 PM 'Tis pretty clear that a specific inheritance tax is a bad idea. But is there any good rea.....
» 14/01/2016 11:28:45 AM snake, the CEC are a group of conspiracy nutters who think Obama works for MI6. Claims the.....
» 14/01/2016 10:11:25 AM Bazz, "Some time ago I drew your attention to the Bail in provisions of the IMF & th.....
» 14/01/2016 12:57:57 AM onthebeach and Hasbeen, CFLs only have a small amount of mercury in them, and are recycla.....
» 14/01/2016 12:56:49 AM Yuyutsu, If you're so debt averse that you'd pass up good investment opportunities just t.....
» 13/01/2016 2:16:08 PM Yuyutsu, I wouldn't be as upset about it as the seller would be, for I would not be liabl.....
» 13/01/2016 12:17:50 AM Their understanding of debt is far from complete. The problem isn't too much debt, it's an.....
» 11/01/2016 1:57:54 PM Mr Opinion, Since 1788 Australia has been composed of different ethnic groups who do not s.....
» 11/01/2016 8:16:14 AM Tony Abbott was so unpopular because of his lies and Broken promises. He was worse than Gi.....
» 11/01/2016 8:03:38 AM Is Mise, "If guns cause crime then why isn't the USA at the top of the crime list?&.....
» 10/01/2016 2:17:41 PM Mr Opinion, I am a participant in this discussion. Do you have a problem with that? Why .....
» 10/01/2016 1:33:51 PM Yabby, The country does not need to borrow just to stay afloat financially. We would stay.....
» 10/01/2016 12:17:55 PM Mr Opinion, WTF do you think "communist" means? I don't normally have any troub.....
» 9/01/2016 11:35:09 AM Yabby, Wanting to avoid a housing bubble would be a reason for the RBA to increase interes.....
» 8/01/2016 10:30:28 AM Time to revise your meaningless figures, Steve: Sherlock Holmes's house was 221B Baker Str.....
» 8/01/2016 1:03:46 AM Yabby, where the objective is to influence short term currency movements, the comparative .....
» 7/01/2016 4:51:11 PM onthebeach, "That would mean taxing many people's only asset, their home, on which th.....
» 7/01/2016 3:25:56 PM Foxy, The best solution is to replace the GST (and other state taxes) with a broad based .....
» 7/01/2016 3:12:10 PM Yabby, I suggest you have a look at a chart of our current account and interest rate figu.....
» 7/01/2016 11:38:51 AM Yabby, you seem to be under the impression that nothing changed when our dollar was floate.....
» 6/01/2016 6:32:15 PM NathanJ, production of rubbish is not itself a major environmental problem. Incorrect disp.....
» 6/01/2016 5:47:55 PM Yabby, your argument is based on a false assumption: that the Australian government borrow.....
» 6/01/2016 2:34:56 PM Yabby, Although the US current account deficit has fallen, they maintained it at high leve.....
» 6/01/2016 12:50:01 PM Yabby, a current account deficit of 6% of GDP is not at all like a banana republic. 'Tis m.....
» 6/01/2016 11:54:28 AM Steve, reality doesn't work like that. Whether or not something is true is unrelated to ho.....
» 6/01/2016 10:53:23 AM runner, Brisbane dam levels are shown at http://www.seqwater.com.au/water-supply/dam-leve.....
» 5/01/2016 12:20:07 PM Leo, firstly I made no incorrect assertion. Secondly you've got the URL wrong: it's http:/.....
» 4/01/2016 10:57:51 PM ant, THAT'S NOT WHAT WET BULB TEMPERATURE MEANS! Wet bulb temperature is the effective te.....
» 4/01/2016 5:15:59 PM Bazz, Although some Australians have a debt problem, Australia as a nation does not. Whe.....
» 4/01/2016 4:04:54 PM Bazz, What will it take for you to understand that Australia is financially sovereign? B.....
» 4/01/2016 3:35:32 PM ant, "high bulb conditions" is a meaningless phrase. "Near wet bulb condit.....
» 3/01/2016 3:20:43 PM Leo, you have my word that I'm neither a liar nor an idiot. And of course you have no evid.....
» 3/01/2016 12:22:18 AM Leo, you have no credibility left. You accuse everything that doesn't fit your prejudice o.....
» 1/01/2016 2:34:23 PM Shadow, If in this discussion I were aiming for a medal in deliberate ignorance, the best.....
» 31/12/2015 11:26:12 PM Shadow, Considering your background, I'm amazed at some of the stupid claims you've posted.....
» 31/12/2015 12:49:27 PM Hasbeen, of course oil is part of our geology. And like many other parts of our geology, i.....
» 31/12/2015 11:43:43 AM Rhosty, "Labor should preference anybody else! If only to stop the anti development a.....
» 30/12/2015 3:01:16 PM Thhere is nothing in the nationsl interest that s double dissolution would currently impro.....
» 29/12/2015 12:06:01 PM Shadow - I am Civil not Electrical. But you're the one with delusions. The statement &qu.....
» 27/12/2015 11:58:46 PM Killarney, the exact opposite happened in Sri Lanka. Decolonisation works best if all the.....
» 27/12/2015 7:04:46 PM Shadow, "You have been retreating on your claims whenever you are challenged due to y.....
» 27/12/2015 4:30:14 PM Jardine, You keep posting links and claiming they disprove what ant's saying. But I've lo.....
» 27/12/2015 12:42:52 PM Mr Opinion, I suggest you reread what I actually wrote. Nothing I said could reasonably be.....
» 27/12/2015 12:59:08 AM Mr Opinion, The trouble is if you ignore the numbers you end up living in a world of human.....
» 25/12/2015 11:15:43 AM onthebeach, The cities are successful precisely because they have so many people! It make.....
» 25/12/2015 10:57:23 AM Shadow, you understand the definitions but fail to understand that people disagree with yo.....
» 24/12/2015 4:28:29 PM Mr Opinion, Why do you think more Chinese people would make Australia somewhere to get aw.....
» 23/12/2015 6:32:10 PM Dear Mr Opinion, "I gather from your comment that you are expecting that the Chinese.....
» 23/12/2015 2:30:02 PM Shadow, I'm glad you understand the definitions. But your statement about the cost of ren.....
» 23/12/2015 2:15:28 PM Mr Opinion, If the Chinese ever come here in anything like the numbers you envisage, the .....
» 23/12/2015 1:40:49 PM Luciferase, "Really? What backup do nuclear and FF based power need on grid?" Ye.....
» 23/12/2015 9:56:42 AM Rhosty, claims that we're one of the most overgoverned countries in the world don't stand .....
» 23/12/2015 9:36:40 AM Shadow, At least you have taken the first step in admitting that dedicated baseload power.....
» 23/12/2015 1:12:13 AM Shadow, As this has been an unusually dry year, Tasmania has been a net importer of elect.....
» 22/12/2015 8:35:03 PM Philip S, governments are keen to cut the public service workforce because they think that.....
» 21/12/2015 3:53:45 PM You're demonstrating your own supreme ignorance there, Shadow! "Supplying a country .....
» 21/12/2015 9:50:27 AM Shadow, I see that your prejudice has led to you dismissing my comments as complete ignor.....
» 20/12/2015 10:56:28 PM nicknamenick, "His lion and unicorn were seized by authorities and placed in the Can.....
» 20/12/2015 10:44:21 PM SA had unreliable electricity supply around the turn of the millennium. Having more renewa.....
» 20/12/2015 9:39:41 PM "Okay so we have just established to your own standard that what you're saying is fal.....
» 20/12/2015 7:46:57 PM Mr Opinion, How do you determine race? Can you identify a Chinese person if they're not H.....
» 20/12/2015 3:21:28 PM Dear Mr Opinion, What is the distinctive feature of Chinese people that enables you to id.....
» 20/12/2015 12:23:12 PM Mr Opinion, Can you actually tell by looking whether someone is Chinese rather than Japan.....
» 19/12/2015 9:36:32 PM Not quite, Shadow. The problem with this article is that its flaws are unlikely to be und.....
» 18/12/2015 2:01:41 AM Jardine, Appeal to authority is not intrinsically a fallacy. However: It is a fallacy to .....
» 17/12/2015 1:05:19 PM Yuyutsu, I hadn't heard that myth before. Is there an explanation of why they couldn't go.....
» 17/12/2015 12:49:38 PM I have also seen This Changes Everything, and I too found her confused and unpersuasive. T.....
» 17/12/2015 2:04:51 AM Jardine, I notice you didn't answer AJ's question. Why do you think the authority of scie.....
» 15/12/2015 4:13:31 PM Peter Lang, Despite that report's inappropriately high interest rate, I agree that more n.....
» 15/12/2015 3:28:16 PM Banjo, "You freely label racists those who were angry at the conduct of the Lebs who.....
» 12/12/2015 5:46:23 PM Banjo, "The day at Cronulla was nothing more that the locals taking back their beach.....
» 10/12/2015 3:47:13 PM rehctub, you seem to think fabrication is synonymous with manufacturing. But in reality fa.....
» 10/12/2015 1:10:17 PM Why should upskilling involve replacing workers rather than training them? The latter woul.....
» 10/12/2015 12:53:31 PM imacentristmoderate, government debt doesn't itself kill anything. But irrational fear of .....
» 9/12/2015 7:29:52 PM Divergence, If governments didn't have an irrational fear of debt, that would not be a pro.....
» 8/12/2015 7:29:43 PM calwest, I'm not an academic. I'm well aware of what the RBA is, and I know it's not prim.....
» 8/12/2015 3:15:59 PM calwest, We'd need a lot of solar thermal with molten salt storage. But HVDC transmission.....
» 8/12/2015 12:47:49 PM calwest, I was thinking more of nuclear, although Australia is so sunny and has such a lo.....
» 8/12/2015 11:05:45 AM macentristmoderate, whether someone has anything valid to say is not determined by their a.....
» 7/12/2015 5:09:11 PM onthebeach, on what do you base your claim that ”a licensed tradesman is required to chang.....
» 7/12/2015 1:22:46 PM ttbn, whatever Turnbull did yesterday, it's better than sssuming individuals to be "c.....
» 6/12/2015 1:21:07 AM Leo, the claiim that "the ocean is turning into acid" is w strawman used  by fra.....
» 5/12/2015 2:18:34 AM Leo, there is no science to show the human effect on climate is trivial. Now considering a.....
» 4/12/2015 3:13:04 PM Steve, The Dish was not entirely accurate. The problems were exaggerated for dramatic effe.....
» 4/12/2015 1:32:00 PM Jardine I have admitted no such thing. Just because we can't definitively quantify the ben.....
» 4/12/2015 10:26:27 AM ttbn, we can afford to spend "money we don't have". We can't afford not to......
» 3/12/2015 6:28:26 PM Peter Lang, before you yet again disonestly accuse me of intellectual dishonesty, I sugges.....
» 3/12/2015 3:54:27 PM ttbn, There you go sgain making ludicrous assumptions! I don't hate Australia at all. I .....
» 3/12/2015 3:26:18 PM Peter Lang, Burning fuel to produce energy while the sun shines is an enormous waste of mo.....
» 3/12/2015 12:57:03 AM Bazz, You and ttbn made the ASSUMPTION that she was making a comparison, and hence reache.....
» 2/12/2015 11:22:25 PM Leo, I suggest you have another look at the page you hyperlinked to: its author has admitt.....
» 2/12/2015 8:28:55 PM Bazz, if we all know what she meant, why did you accuse her of meaning something else?.....
» 2/12/2015 11:28:39 AM ttbn, "What she said certainly implies that we are as bad as Saudi Arabia." No, .....
» 2/12/2015 11:13:50 AM The idea that action necessarily involves inflicting pain on voters is one of the main exc.....
» 2/12/2015 1:09:32 AM david f, Saying a fetus isn't an unborn child is like saying Sydney Harbour isn't an ungla.....
» 1/12/2015 6:47:29 PM ttbn, I'm going to ask you the same question I asked Bazz: do you have any evidence that G.....
» 1/12/2015 1:08:04 AM Leo Lane, Where did you get the idea that humans are responsible for only 3% of atmospheri.....
» 30/11/2015 10:31:15 PM Bazz, I can't recall that being on TV or in the papers, but I'm pretty sure she didn't mea.....
» 30/11/2015 5:47:19 PM Bazz — “Even the Human Rights Commissioner thinks Australia is more anti rights than Saudi.....
» 30/11/2015 2:32:33 AM Armchair, saying it an infinite number of times wouldn't make it true! I'm baffled as to.....
» 28/11/2015 7:35:35 PM imacentristmoderate, the global dimming effect from fossil fuels doesn't last anywhere nea.....
» 27/11/2015 9:58:38 AM Population growth is NOT the problem. It's already under control in most o the world, and .....
» 25/11/2015 3:15:14 PM Any regulatory change will disadvantage those who are gaming the system. But most small bu.....
» 23/11/2015 1:56:55 AM Jardine (continued) Most people acknowledge that economic theory, when based on facts, ca.....
» 23/11/2015 1:22:50 AM Jardine (continued), "At no stage do they offer any reason for their belief that a &q.....
» 23/11/2015 1:20:25 AM Jardine (continued), If you barged into a discussion on radio spectrum allocation with a p.....
» 23/11/2015 1:17:02 AM Jardine, "Look the question is perfectly simple. How do you know, at any given point,.....
» 22/11/2015 1:24:43 PM Jay, "A society with taboos is not a secular society." Are you saying it's not .....
» 21/11/2015 5:03:57 PM AJ Philips, "Faith, in the religious sense, can be defined as a belief without evide.....
» 16/11/2015 1:56:02 AM Jardine (continued) "Aidan in another thread even descended to the absurdity of asse.....
» 16/11/2015 1:29:01 AM "But that doesn’t mean there’s no objective criterion for demonstrating the value of .....
» 15/11/2015 10:17:28 PM Wow, Jardine, you have been very busy building strawmen! Tax is, as I said, necessary to .....
» 15/11/2015 1:09:21 AM ttbn, what do you regard as "the Left"? 99.9% of those on what I consider to be.....
» 14/11/2015 2:45:57 PM Jardine, I'm not the one making a fool of myself YOU fail to comprehend the difference bet.....
» 14/11/2015 11:45:55 AM JF Aus, 1. I think you'd better read http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/water/water_vibrational_spectr.....
» 13/11/2015 3:40:19 PM "The point is, the State requires the payment of tax so it can spend it on whatever i.....
» 13/11/2015 3:39:43 PM Jardine, Since when did summarising the conclusions of papers linked to become an appeal .....
» 13/11/2015 2:21:58 PM JF Aus (continued) "Surely warmth in algae would have to be measured and assessed be.....
» 13/11/2015 2:18:51 PM JF Aus "1. How can dissolved CO2 (and dissolved oxygen) in ocean surface waters not .....
» 13/11/2015 1:00:57 PM imacentristmoderate, "Aidan, why do you want to create more poverty for the workers b.....
» 12/11/2015 11:27:44 PM John McRobert, Misevaluation of land is potentially a very big problem, but it's not unso.....
» 12/11/2015 10:22:06 PM JF Aus, "Algae absorbs CO2 so therefore algae absorbs warmth from CO2," I'm get.....
» 12/11/2015 11:38:52 AM ttbn, When the government spends money, it exists regardless of whether or not it existed.....
» 9/11/2015 12:50:06 PM Hi Loudmouth, I never claimed the hiatus was due to sunspot activity, and considering th.....
» 9/11/2015 11:04:20 AM "Most scientists close enough to the topic say: possibly. Some say: definitely. Some .....
» 8/11/2015 12:57:34 PM "I can agree Hussein was convicted and put to death as penalty. How can you possibly .....
» 7/11/2015 11:47:20 PM JF Aus, "What has Bashar al-Assad been convicted of?" There's no procedure to b.....
» 7/11/2015 7:06:39 PM I don't dispute the seriousness of his crimes, but after all these decades keeping him beh.....
» 7/11/2015 5:34:47 PM steve101, The thing about the conspiracy theories about the moon landings never happening .....
» 4/11/2015 11:45:52 AM This article displays a very poor understanding of public transport, and indeed of cities......
» 4/11/2015 11:14:24 AM The problem is that you, and indeed the government, view things like the NBN and the CEFC .....
» 4/11/2015 9:47:05 AM Hasbeen, "Foyle, the Labor South Australian governments have made the exploitation of.....
» 3/11/2015 7:06:41 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Ducks are more likely to waddle than wobble. The Scots are an internati.....
» 3/11/2015 11:09:17 AM Hasbeen, I am strongly opposed to a GST increase, but there is no need to resort to your .....
» 3/11/2015 9:48:47 AM imacenteristmoderate, Moderates like yourself? I can't imagine any real moderates being a.....
» 2/11/2015 7:45:37 PM Shadow, Britain is financially sovereign. They have unlimited credit. Gordon Brown was a.....
» 2/11/2015 6:00:48 PM Mr Opinion, Not all people of oriental ethnicity in Chatswood are foreign. Of those who a.....
» 1/11/2015 9:27:11 PM With their next election nnot until 2020, it's far too early to declare this a disaster fo.....
» 1/11/2015 2:23:19 PM rehctub, "So what you're both saying is that people who sell second hand houses only .....
» 31/10/2015 9:01:12 PM We know from experiments that chlorine monoxide is formed in the upper atmosphere from the.....
» 31/10/2015 8:28:38 PM Poirot and rehctub, So many prominent economists talk absolute crap that "patronisin.....
» 31/10/2015 3:26:32 PM Bazz, I never sad there was economic sense in operating six or seven refineries. But where.....
» 31/10/2015 12:45:54 AM Bazz, Sorry about the Joe confusion (I assumed six pack to be an ironic nickname). ".....
» 30/10/2015 12:04:26 PM Bazz, if Joe Hockey couldn't afford to pay his mortgage, I'm sure Labor would've got maxim.....
» 29/10/2015 7:23:14 PM ttbn, "I hope that Morrison, sooner rather than later, does to Turnbull what Turnbul.....
» 29/10/2015 9:43:51 AM Bazz, the reason I'm living in a business as usual world is that there is nothing to stop .....
» 29/10/2015 9:00:14 AM imacentristmoderate, "Aidan, selective breeding is a less polite way of saying arran.....
» 28/10/2015 2:36:01 PM ttbn, I too am an Australian citizen and voter. And the majority of voters in Australia re.....
» 28/10/2015 12:53:02 PM Wikipedia has a more accurate definition of eugenics: "Eugenics is a set of beliefs a.....
» 28/10/2015 10:49:46 AM ..."Governments should not spend money they don't have on 'make work' schemes;" .....
» 28/10/2015 10:47:43 AM ttbn, "Unless you run a business, have done the homework and are as sure as you can .....
» 27/10/2015 1:30:33 PM rehctub, You don't have to be an expert in that field; if you merely understood that the .....
» 27/10/2015 12:10:21 AM At first glance it's appalling — not least because the whole point of multiculturalism is .....
» 26/10/2015 11:38:18 PM ttbn (continued) Governments that confine themselves to regulation and defence will  inevi.....
» 26/10/2015 11:10:58 PM (continued) When the private sector is weak (as it now is) it needs to be confident of its.....
» 26/10/2015 11:08:56 PM ttbn, Sorry, the BRA is a typo. I meant the RBA. Australia borrows exclusively on the do.....
» 26/10/2015 4:39:56 PM ttbn, The Australian government does not borrow in foreign currencies. It hasn't to any la.....
» 26/10/2015 12:39:13 AM WTF do you mean by "go broke"? Australia is a sovereign currency issuing nation.....
» 23/10/2015 1:08:21 PM Formation of blocs wouldn't make war any less likely — it would merely make the consequenc.....
» 22/10/2015 11:26:35 AM imacentristmoderate, "Ethiopia is in famine every year through over population, cou.....
» 22/10/2015 8:51:17 AM "Every nation in the world has signed up to the Universal Declaration." Unfortun.....
» 21/10/2015 5:08:11 PM Shadow, the fact that someone who once stood for the Greens in a local election has since .....
» 19/10/2015 7:50:34 PM doog, "Nationalize iron ore mining, and leave coal in the ground. With Bill and Mal I.....
» 19/10/2015 3:06:44 PM The entire premise of this thread is wrong. Bill Shorten was never popular in the first pl.....
» 19/10/2015 8:49:42 AM "The more spooks, spies and spivs we employ to spy on our and other citizens the outc.....
» 16/10/2015 11:00:32 AM Economic management was woeful under Gillard, worse under Abbott and it's too early to say.....
» 13/10/2015 8:11:23 PM imacentristmoderate, considering public housing is a state issue, it seems unlikely that t.....
» 13/10/2015 7:40:26 PM imacentristmoderate, if there were nothing contradictory in Islamc scripture at all, no pa.....
» 13/10/2015 7:27:11 PM doog, why do you think algae aren't plants? _____________________________________________.....
» 11/10/2015 2:17:43 PM imacentristmoderate, Islam teaches a lot of contradictory things. But even if everyone wen.....
» 11/10/2015 1:26:13 PM Islam is a religion not a race. However there are a lot of racists who use opposition to .....
» 11/10/2015 1:16:19 PM imacentristmoderate, what do you regard as PRODUCTIVE industries? How do you think our Lab.....
» 11/10/2015 12:12:54 AM 'Twas America's decision to steal the Iraqi oil revenue to fund the rebuilding of Iraq by .....
» 10/10/2015 1:12:10 PM imacentristmoderate, is that an attempt at irony?.....
» 10/10/2015 1:30:18 AM I'd like to know what the real story here is. The report gave the rather silly impression .....
» 6/10/2015 1:53:40 AM ttbn, if you know a lot about Islam then why did you make the blatantly false claim that &.....
» 5/10/2015 8:49:32 PM ttbn, If you think there's only one Islam then you clearly don't know much about it! There.....
» 5/10/2015 5:28:23 PM Banjo, why discriminate against all muslims because of the attitudes of a minority of them.....
» 4/10/2015 10:58:46 PM rehctub, The money comes from banks. It exists long before any profit is made. The alter.....
» 4/10/2015 3:06:53 PM ttbn, Paul, Before you cmplain about the difference between weekday and weekend prices, f.....
» 4/10/2015 2:27:19 AM Australia has its own currency, with a value determined by the market. This has two crucia.....
» 2/10/2015 2:19:59 PM I doubt there's anything anyone can do about it. The people will decide. A century from no.....
» 2/10/2015 12:24:36 PM JBowyer, the SEASONAL variability of ozone levels is indeed due to sunlight. For nearly ha.....
» 2/10/2015 10:59:58 AM There are certainly places where we should build more dams (along with some where we defin.....
» 30/09/2015 12:58:41 PM Some conservatives don't get population, and you (Simon Ross) appears to be among them! Wh.....
» 30/09/2015 12:11:55 PM Yet another article about climate change from someone who doesn't understand it! When peo.....
» 27/09/2015 7:56:00 PM LEGO, stop fooling yourself! Pinochet was an evil dictator whose actions can't be justifie.....
» 27/09/2015 2:26:09 AM Loudmouth, what question did that census actually ask?.....
» 27/09/2015 2:19:45 AM CHERFUL, even in America people are individuals not racial stereotypes!.....
» 26/09/2015 4:15:34 PM LEGO, "If you believe in Socialism, then you must believe in imprisoning people in co.....
» 25/09/2015 7:05:17 PM Absolutely no chance! Smartphones are no alternative, as running out of phone credit would.....
» 24/09/2015 3:38:06 AM Constance, I take that as a YES. And as for your question "Can you tell me why the .....
» 23/09/2015 11:42:43 AM Do we need artists to be the "compass" of society? Plenty of other people are ma.....
» 22/09/2015 8:28:16 PM If that's the case, Hasbeen, how long do you reckon Shorten will last as PM before Albo ch.....
» 21/09/2015 12:52:50 PM Baz, by what mechanism do you think the subprime loans bomb was triggered by high oil pric.....
» 21/09/2015 10:42:49 AM Bazz, the GFC was triggered by the subprime loan crisis, not high oil prices......
» 20/09/2015 1:56:19 PM Bazz, Iraq had long abandoned its plans to develop WMDs. For a while after the failure to.....
» 19/09/2015 10:53:04 PM Loudmouth, which two prominent Australians are you referring to? I'm presuming Cory Bernar.....
» 19/09/2015 4:55:56 PM Pete, SBS are showing Plantagenets at 5:30 today. From what I've heard, it makes the eve.....
» 18/09/2015 4:53:13 PM nicknamenick, you may think you're funny, but you're nothing other than tiresome......
» 18/09/2015 11:13:20 AM This article makes some outrageous claims, without any evidence. The statement that ".....
» 18/09/2015 2:19:47 AM Bazz, if there were a shortage of energy there would not be a glut. The economy not being .....
» 17/09/2015 7:31:30 PM Bazz, the problem at the moment is a shortage of money, not a shortage of energy. If there.....
» 17/09/2015 2:10:23 AM Little, I'm not denying there's a link between malnutrition and epidemic disease in genera.....
» 16/09/2015 11:17:45 PM Little, Disbelieving the claim that "None of them survive the facial tumour disease (.....
» 16/09/2015 8:12:35 PM G'day Little, I'm well aware of that. But claiming "Tasmanian devils are diseased bec.....
» 16/09/2015 3:10:11 PM Arjay, "What's the bet that Julie Bishop knowing Malcolm Turnbull will become a liabi.....
» 16/09/2015 10:51:21 AM ttbn, what do you think those conservative voters are going to do come the next election? .....
» 16/09/2015 10:38:09 AM It's well known that many of our ecosystems are well adapted to fire, and controlled burno.....
» 15/09/2015 7:47:11 PM Struth, Hasbeen, you seem to be stuck in the 1980s! The days when Australian railways wer.....
» 14/09/2015 8:18:45 PM I'm surprised Turnbull challenged so soon. I'd expected him to either wait till near elect.....
» 14/09/2015 2:37:42 AM BAYGON, Firstly, why the misspelling of CO2? Secondly, it's good to know Iceland is prog.....
» 14/09/2015 2:05:05 AM Loudmouth, Cameron's previously announced his intention to step down before the next elec.....
» 13/09/2015 9:30:22 PM Hasbeen, businesses don't run on an ethical basis alone. And unless the purpose is demonst.....
» 13/09/2015 12:49:54 PM What utter garbage Hasbeen! If the fuel the ethanol factories produce is more valuable th.....
» 13/09/2015 2:41:19 AM Idiotic article! For decades the USA and Europe have been paying their farmers to produce .....
» 8/09/2015 9:41:14 PM Peter, I'm not going to do your calculations for you! BTW unless you state exactly what .....
» 8/09/2015 9:28:40 PM rehctub, It's very misleading to clam the taxes no longer pay the bills. We're in the stag.....
» 8/09/2015 8:02:29 PM Luciferase, "How can something have value if it's not needed/wanted/consumed, constan.....
» 8/09/2015 5:21:25 PM Luciferase, "Shouldn't the industrial process be a needed one (hence come under the h.....
» 8/09/2015 11:55:04 AM Reaching a level of 50% renewables is relatively easy. Concentrated solar thermal with mol.....
» 8/09/2015 1:15:46 AM (continued) "Then there’s your ignorant dismissal of the classic economic text 'Econ.....
» 8/09/2015 1:15:18 AM Peter Lang, "A classic example of you not reading links and not looking back to see .....
» 7/09/2015 10:29:39 PM Shockadelic, "That is a choice that can be made under *any* tax system." Yes i.....
» 7/09/2015 9:28:07 PM rehctub, Firstly, apologies for omitting the r from your name last time. Secondly, your r.....
» 7/09/2015 1:16:52 PM ehctub, "As for the transaction tax, there is no reason B2B transaction can't be taxe.....
» 7/09/2015 1:16:10 PM Shockadelic, Cash is one way to avoid bank transactions. Offshoring is another. And a thir.....
» 7/09/2015 2:19:08 AM Peter, You're doing the things you accuse me of! I don't recall seeing the comment where .....
» 6/09/2015 10:24:35 PM rehctub, what you regard as "wiping the slate clean" is no such thing, for not o.....
» 6/09/2015 4:41:07 PM Peter, My comments are no more Greens' spin than yours are anti-Greens' spin. Nor were th.....
» 6/09/2015 2:40:52 AM Luciferase, "The idea of building and maintain massive renewable infrastructure, only.....
» 6/09/2015 2:31:21 AM Shockadelic, Australia has several big deserts, but there's a huge amount of Australia tha.....
» 5/09/2015 4:12:16 AM Well I for one am not worried. Australia is financially sovereign. Our debt to GDP ratio .....
» 4/09/2015 1:16:47 PM Rhosty, the GST's a turnover tax but at least it doesn't cascade. Businesses claim back th.....
» 4/09/2015 12:57:08 AM Wind power is economic if it has access to cheap finance. As indeed are solar PV and solar.....
» 3/09/2015 9:17:18 PM ttbn, doog is correct: the term "social engineering" does have that meaning. Ho.....
» 3/09/2015 7:00:18 PM Rhosty, GDP and GNP aren't very different in Australia. GNP (aka GNI) was $378376 millio.....
» 3/09/2015 12:32:47 PM Rhosty, why do you keep posting the ludicrous claim that "The total tax take from all.....
» 3/09/2015 2:34:14 AM Hasbeen, wind turbine lifespan obviously depends on the turbine design and the conditions .....
» 2/09/2015 9:05:27 PM Rhian, you may not have noticed it, but basing policy decisions on the NAIRU has been used.....
» 2/09/2015 4:15:29 PM ttbn, what's the problem with the author's name? ________________________________________.....
» 2/09/2015 2:26:24 PM It's idiotic rants like this article that give ecological sustainability a bad name. Indee.....
» 31/08/2015 9:31:34 PM This discussion seems go be based on the assumption that the alleged problem with Zoo Maga.....
» 30/08/2015 6:21:04 PM calwest, You are falsely accusing me of ignoring the monstrous cost of putting in place en.....
» 29/08/2015 12:39:58 AM Maybe a better question would be: why were the other struggling companies in the industry .....
» 28/08/2015 11:25:54 PM Hasbeen, that's uncalled for! Bob Brown's sexuality is his own business and is irrelevant .....
» 28/08/2015 11:22:58 PM calwest, You are incorrect. You DON'T need coal fired generation as baseload backup. You d.....
» 28/08/2015 4:01:26 PM Tombee, though sun and wind power are intermittent, they are very very very far from feebl.....
» 28/08/2015 3:21:07 PM (continued) Though I don't always agree with them, Tim Flannery's views are fairly sensib.....
» 28/08/2015 3:19:35 PM Lomborg certainly shouldn't be silenced. Though he's often wrong on the details, his basic.....
» 28/08/2015 12:16:28 PM John seems to have failed to realise that generating electricity from renewables has a ver.....
» 28/08/2015 12:25:28 AM Hi Loudmouth, There are a lot of myths about the way things are run in Greece, and indeed.....
» 27/08/2015 12:20:51 PM So John Slater blames the "nanny state" for the decisions of a corporation, and .....
» 27/08/2015 12:04:46 PM Jonathan J. Ariel, It's nothing to do with sticking it to anyone. The objective would be.....
» 26/08/2015 9:41:41 PM Yes, Loudmouth. 6.8 million votes actually. _____________________________________________.....
» 26/08/2015 5:01:42 PM Hi Loudmouth, I don't understand your objection here. Unions are not the customers, so th.....
» 26/08/2015 11:01:44 AM That's not what dinosaur unions are! Dinosaur unions are the ones that see everything as .....
» 25/08/2015 1:14:26 PM The Blair brand is toxic. Not because of what he's done since leaving, but because of what.....
» 23/08/2015 8:11:44 PM warmair, It has recently been discovered that a substantial saving in the amount of energ.....
» 22/08/2015 4:47:10 PM Shadow, i don't think that spplies to Royal Commissions as they have no litigants......
» 22/08/2015 2:43:53 PM Jonathan, it's obvious that you don't admire Obama. That's fair enough, but your criticism.....
» 20/08/2015 7:48:49 PM Why such a militaristic response, Rhosty? do you really think the government should waste .....
» 20/08/2015 12:35:52 PM We shouldn't suck up to China (or Japan or even Indonesia). Kevin Rudd had the right idea.....
» 19/08/2015 6:32:04 PM ttbn, I think the opposite is the case. Most of the Left want Labor to win the next electi.....
» 18/08/2015 2:12:13 PM Graeme of Malvern, can't you even finish reading a sentence before replying? Warmair didn.....
» 17/08/2015 8:31:32 PM Arjay, I deny what you claim is reality because there's no real evidence for it! I know th.....
» 17/08/2015 8:19:32 PM lamp, the constitution does not require a referendum for this, but nor does it prevent par.....
» 17/08/2015 3:10:20 AM Arjay, despite their high gross value, the net value of those contracts is zero. The clai.....
» 17/08/2015 2:39:20 AM Shadow, Yes, it's one of two potential sources of instability in the system (the other be.....
» 15/08/2015 10:52:21 PM Hasbeen, Australia is financially sovereign: we own the Reserve Bank and can always borrow.....
» 15/08/2015 9:44:31 PM Bazz, I repeat: Australia has not signed any treaty which jeopardises the security of bank.....
» 14/08/2015 11:31:32 AM Bazz, we have not signed any agreements which alter the risk to bank depositors......
» 14/08/2015 11:26:36 AM Though I disagree with a few details of your argument (like 18C) I agree with the sentimen.....
» 14/08/2015 11:19:20 AM The term "sovereign debt" has a specific meaning: government debt in a foreign c.....
» 13/08/2015 10:15:57 PM (Sorry, the above post was directed at Shadow Minister; I don't know why I mentioned Rhost.....
» 13/08/2015 9:35:30 PM Shadow, Rhosty, I think you misunderstand about assumptions. Most of them are nothing to .....
» 13/08/2015 4:59:56 PM Shadow, some of what you think are facts are highly dependent on assumptions. Others are m.....
» 13/08/2015 11:51:49 AM Curmudgeon, solar thermal is capital intensive, so whether it is competitive with conventi.....
» 13/08/2015 3:44:01 AM URL fixed: http://www.utexas.edu/courses/rome/210reasons.html Bazz, I'm baffled as to why.....
» 13/08/2015 1:11:11 AM Graeme of Malvern, No, your scenario couldn't happen. Firstly, as has already been pointe.....
» 12/08/2015 1:29:27 AM Shadow, I'm well aware that the output from solar PV and wind is less stable than from fos.....
» 11/08/2015 12:21:13 PM Is Mise, if you regard anything less than 100% success as failure, you're going to be very.....
» 11/08/2015 12:01:25 PM No, Bazz, demand management is completely different from load shedding. Load shedding is .....
» 10/08/2015 6:55:30 PM Shadow, what you claim are "the facts" are nothing of the sort, for they rest on.....
» 9/08/2015 4:39:55 PM Which government? The laws on this are different in every state!.....
» 9/08/2015 4:37:36 PM rhosty, although rates are (in some areas) related to unimproved land value, they don't re.....
» 9/08/2015 2:57:39 AM Is Mise, one of the NRA's purported objection to our gun laws is that they prevent good pe.....
» 9/08/2015 2:16:35 AM Rhosty, before you say I've got it backwards, stop making silly guesses as to what my posi.....
» 8/08/2015 2:12:31 PM Is Mise, while it's true the gun laws didn't prevent Monis from obtaining a gun, taking ho.....
» 7/08/2015 10:09:43 PM Rhosty, the exact opposite is the case. If, instead of introducing the GST, the Howard gov.....
» 7/08/2015 12:12:13 PM This article is based on a false premise: it conflates foreign debt with public debt. But .....
» 6/08/2015 1:56:29 PM There will be no debt crisis; China can afford to throw good money after bad. For all inte.....
» 6/08/2015 12:06:05 PM Daffy I think you spoke too soon!.....
» 6/08/2015 12:02:40 PM Max, the 'many who want to call RELIABLE electricity at night superfluous" don't actu.....
» 6/08/2015 11:20:01 AM The obvious difference between climate and weather doesn't seem to affect daft ignorists......
» 6/08/2015 2:25:36 AM (Continued) REPLACING OIL WITH ELECTRIC CARS Many of us will charge electric cars when th.....
» 6/08/2015 2:24:56 AM Max Green, if you look at the reasons for the predictions, you'll see the apparent contrad.....
» 5/08/2015 2:44:19 PM steve101, that makes no sense at all. Whether overseas made goods are sold has no bearing .....
» 5/08/2015 11:55:04 AM doog, "AU is headed on a collision course with a ratings for credit downgrade." .....
» 5/08/2015 1:17:07 AM LEGO, socialists would be mad if they hated the productive sides of their country. But ver.....
» 4/08/2015 9:43:12 PM Bazz, Electrification of paddocks is totally impractical. But battery electric tractors co.....
» 4/08/2015 12:24:06 PM Hey Armchair, When the government has more money coming in than going out, it means it's .....
» 3/08/2015 11:41:59 PM Bazz, what makes you think global trade will be reducing over the coming years?.....
» 3/08/2015 10:25:48 PM Bazz, What the rest of the world is now experiencing isn't gravity, it's the results of t.....
» 3/08/2015 6:18:58 PM Rhosty you seem to be conflating the EU and the Eurozone. But Denmark, Sweden and the UK d.....
» 3/08/2015 2:21:29 PM Foxy, there's plenty of water, but most of it's in Northern Australia. There's also plenty.....
» 3/08/2015 12:04:33 PM Armchair, you don't seem to have thought through that list of things you want. Making pref.....
» 3/08/2015 2:02:52 AM onthebeach, WTF are you on about? Do you think Triggs should've refrained from pointing ou.....
» 2/08/2015 7:24:33 PM But why do you see that as a negative factor?.....
» 2/08/2015 6:57:23 PM Foxy, why do you think they should rule out "old men like Philip Ruddock"? I'd .....
» 2/08/2015 3:05:06 PM I'm not so sure, Luciferase. The heat was certainly on Peter Slipper even though he was an.....
» 2/08/2015 2:16:13 AM Hasbeen, are you referring to those old wind turbines from the1980s that are much smaller .....
» 1/08/2015 7:03:13 PM The Kevin '07 election campaign, Shadow? ISTR most of the scaremongering was done by the L.....
» 1/08/2015 4:14:03 PM steve101, I'd expect a road engineer to have a degree in civil engineering, and some of wh.....
» 1/08/2015 3:49:02 PM Rhosty, your accusation that I've never seen a deficit I don't like is baseless. You don't.....
» 31/07/2015 3:05:53 PM kirby483,I'm baffled as to how you arrived at the figure of 60 cents in the dollar. WTF do.....
» 31/07/2015 12:14:54 PM Self contradictory article displaying economic illiteracy! First whinges about the cost of.....
» 29/07/2015 11:53:51 PM Hasbeen, your response is extremely hypocritical — you frequently display the faults that .....
» 29/07/2015 2:02:43 PM warmair it's not actually fiction. It's just a bunch of irrelevant, mostly obvious, facts .....
» 29/07/2015 12:27:43 PM Rhosty, methanol is too toxic to be used as a petrol substitute, and ethanol has a better .....
» 29/07/2015 12:08:00 PM In terms of the silliest anti windfarm spiel, this article ranks second: beaten only by th.....
» 28/07/2015 1:52:54 AM Hasbeen, are you seriously suggesting that Plibersek or Palaszczuk would put Poland's inte.....
» 27/07/2015 11:23:50 PM Taswegian, SA's electricity connection capacity to the eastern seaboard is very limited. T.....
» 26/07/2015 8:48:30 PM Leo, Considering that you're so pig ignorant of the science that I have to keep explaining.....
» 26/07/2015 1:03:37 PM Europe's merely easing off the accelerator. Whereas in Australia, the government stamped h.....
» 24/07/2015 10:56:22 PM How long must we have to wait for a major party to stop trying to deter refugees and inste.....
» 24/07/2015 10:46:20 PM It's not conventional online shopping that's the main threat, it's digital downloads. Stil.....
» 23/07/2015 11:29:11 AM This article's badly edited: the NRA hasn't "campaigned against armour-piercing bulle.....
» 23/07/2015 2:39:41 AM Struth, Leo, I spent half my last post explaining facts that you'd dismissed as nonsense b.....
» 22/07/2015 7:04:12 PM Leo Lane, calling a fact "nonsense" doesn't stop it from being true, and if it m.....
» 22/07/2015 2:21:26 PM Curmudgeon, I'm well aware backup is needed - indeed I said it would be logical to conclud.....
» 22/07/2015 11:49:26 AM Leo Lane, Oh, you mean gross emissions. OK, I concede that nature emits and absorbs a hug.....
» 22/07/2015 3:47:10 AM Hi Rhian, In the long term I'd make up the shortfall by replacing it with a broad based l.....
» 22/07/2015 3:05:11 AM Leo Lane, what you call a fact is actually a lie. Before the industrial revolution, atmosp.....
» 21/07/2015 6:29:14 PM Leo, have I understood you correctly: because someone found a flaw in one of John Cook's c.....
» 21/07/2015 3:52:30 PM ConservativeHippie, I based my statement on http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-chan.....
» 21/07/2015 3:09:47 PM Bazz, Aussie malls have closed before and I would' t be surprised if a few small ones do a.....
» 21/07/2015 2:38:55 PM (continued) And what is the source of your claim that... "Also early this year in Jan.....
» 21/07/2015 2:36:47 PM Graeme Weber – When you say wind turbines do not work, what you actually mean is wind turb.....
» 21/07/2015 12:19:12 PM Rhosty, despite the fact that I've pointed out your mistake before, you're still conflatin.....
» 20/07/2015 10:40:06 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I mean "outlaws" in the original sense: people outside the protec.....
» 20/07/2015 9:43:01 PM Bazz, I can't believe you didn't know the energy content of fuel is greater than that of t.....
» 20/07/2015 6:24:35 PM Leo Lane, I think you'd better read http://www.skepticalscience.com/peer-reviewed-response.....
» 20/07/2015 6:16:46 PM Yuyutsu, Do you really think anyone would be better off if there were loads of outlaws ar.....
» 20/07/2015 2:42:07 PM Armchair, being confused is no excuse for reverting to the false assumption that central b.....
» 20/07/2015 10:25:07 AM Rhosty, your information is wrong yet again. For a start the Great Barrier Reef is nowhere.....
» 20/07/2015 1:59:00 AM Is it not obvious from the context? I'm referring to the energy content of the fuel that g.....
» 19/07/2015 5:57:08 PM Oh I see , Bazz — someone graphs a rather trivial mathematical relationship, runs the hori.....
» 19/07/2015 1:57:05 PM onthebeach, this isn't anything to do with the Greens. And generally the scare campaigns o.....
» 19/07/2015 1:10:07 PM Rhosty, according to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_threats_to_the_Great_Ba.....
» 18/07/2015 10:17:11 PM Bazz, what curve are you referring to? BTW ITYM lower input cells......
» 18/07/2015 2:45:46 PM Shadow, do I understand correctly: you're accusing the Greens of taking donations from the.....
» 18/07/2015 1:47:39 PM Two problems, Bazz: Firstly the EROEI of solar and wind is much higher than you say it is.....
» 18/07/2015 12:02:40 PM On the contrary, Jardine. I'm well aware that real wealth comes from productive activity, .....
» 18/07/2015 2:52:48 AM Armchair Critic, Australia is sovereign. The fact that a few foreigners have decided to b.....
» 17/07/2015 2:17:12 PM Beach, Isn't representing Australia's interests overseas part of our acting head of state.....
» 17/07/2015 2:08:36 PM Armchair we've discussed this before, but you seem to have developed amnesia. Australia is.....
» 16/07/2015 11:41:21 AM "This is quite normal, but it is a very unsound basis for public policy. Suicide is s.....
» 16/07/2015 11:03:01 AM ConservativeHippie, "Short memories conveniently erase the failures, the lies and th.....
» 15/07/2015 1:43:25 PM Rhosty, Thoruum reactors would not produce the world's cheapest electricity. They don't e.....
» 15/07/2015 3:52:06 AM All, I don't think there's much point continuing this discussion with Jardine, as he seem.....
» 15/07/2015 3:51:37 AM Jardine, "What kind of idiot asserts a net benefit by ignoring the costs?" Proba.....
» 14/07/2015 5:14:11 PM Seems clear from what evidence, runner?.....
» 14/07/2015 12:48:52 PM Cobber, asbestos causes two different medical problems: asbestosis and mesothelioma. Asbes.....
» 12/07/2015 4:13:47 PM To LEGO, "You just stereotyped 'racists' by claiming that racists use the term 'self .....
» 12/07/2015 1:36:43 PM Shadow Minister and ConservativeHippie, "I also wonder why the left whingers on this .....
» 11/07/2015 3:06:29 PM doog, AIUI it's proposed to shift it to a different production unit, not a different chann.....
» 6/07/2015 3:07:56 PM To LEGO, Calling something "self evident" tends to coincide with a lack of actu.....
» 6/07/2015 1:44:09 PM Hasbeen, We'l never ever be in the same boat. Greece is in this mess because it joined th.....
» 6/07/2015 12:44:31 AM LEGO, you may (though I doubt it) know what trendy lefties think, but certainly don't know.....
» 5/07/2015 7:11:22 PM Leo Lane, Micaileff congratulated Abbott several times since then. Regarding Mallah's twe.....
» 3/07/2015 1:17:56 AM BTW Shaun Micallef congratulated the PM earlier this year, but I don't remember whether he.....
» 3/07/2015 1:05:26 AM London to a brick, huh Lego? You've badly miscalculated there, for my degree is in civil e.....
» 2/07/2015 11:47:30 AM David Robertson, "To claim that if the additional 634,068 students in non-government.....
» 2/07/2015 11:37:40 AM Robert LePage, the USA has its own currency. It sets its own credit limit that it can alwa.....
» 2/07/2015 11:03:40 AM 5. If that were the philosophy of the ABC, the ABC would indeed be biased. The fact that t.....
» 2/07/2015 11:01:12 AM To LEGO, 1. You don't know me at all. It is only your rightwing bias that makes the ABC l.....
» 1/07/2015 2:53:05 PM Jardine, "Notice how no-one can defend state interventions in education other than by.....
» 1/07/2015 11:14:10 AM LEGO, 1. Why do you regard me as a social regressive? 2. If my objective were to look int.....
» 1/07/2015 10:43:29 AM LEGO, firstly, have you any evidence they haven't been fair and impartial about it? Secon.....
» 1/07/2015 10:37:23 AM Funding? No, that's done by the governments, not the people. How governments obtain their .....
» 30/06/2015 11:38:14 PM Leo Lane "Aiden, they are already alienated, if they are open in any way, to joining .....
» 30/06/2015 10:29:29 PM farmerfisher, there's two more problems with your idea: Firstly, where would we get all t.....
» 30/06/2015 8:59:29 PM LEGO, what you think everyone else knows is actually just what people expect. And that's j.....
» 30/06/2015 6:34:59 PM Leo Lane, "The suggestion that the Minister missed an opportunity to respond reasonab.....
» 30/06/2015 2:55:59 PM onthebeach, do you think the ABC should only let the tough questions be put to those you d.....
» 30/06/2015 12:45:08 PM (continued) "and that problems of scarcity are magically solved by threats of force&q.....
» 30/06/2015 1:11:18 AM (continued) 3. "It remains valid, and your argument is invalid, to the extent that th.....
» 30/06/2015 12:37:18 AM Jardine, I think I've worked out why you think I'm contradicting myself: our exchanges hav.....
» 29/06/2015 11:20:42 PM Jardine, of course I understand! I am not suggesting (and would NEVER EVER suggest) printi.....
» 29/06/2015 6:18:00 PM Essentially this is all just tinkering round the edges. Labor should be challenging the go.....
» 29/06/2015 1:54:20 AM (continued) Your fourth objection appears to be a fishing expedition for contradictions. B.....
» 29/06/2015 1:53:25 AM Struth, Jardine, you're really clutching at straws now! You're whinging because I didn't d.....
» 28/06/2015 1:05:33 AM No, Jardine, none of that's correct! Firstly, it's only "indoctrination" in the.....
» 27/06/2015 10:06:18 PM stevenlmeyer, It is not ideology itself that makes people stupid, but use of ideological .....
» 27/06/2015 12:22:45 PM LEGO, Did you even watch the show? The panel weren't all left wing; they had a diverse ra.....
» 27/06/2015 1:11:43 AM runner, WTF are you on about? What are these Christophic rants? Whose hatred of Israel are.....
» 27/06/2015 12:39:27 AM Jardine, In answer to your earlier question, yes I do. In fact I support all the provisio.....
» 26/06/2015 3:03:54 PM Jardine, it wasn't me who was against all compulsion of any kind. I think it was Yuyutsu. .....
» 26/06/2015 2:25:36 PM Aristocrat, you've got it completely wrong. The Left recognises that many people are victi.....
» 26/06/2015 1:50:37 PM plantagenet, there are a few things that should be exempt from FOI. Matters subject to ong.....
» 26/06/2015 12:05:48 PM I strongly disagree. "On the one hand, I doubt that most of the people on their boat.....
» 26/06/2015 12:52:58 AM Is Mise, while I agree they shouldn't ban the sale of non compliant mobility devices, sure.....
» 25/06/2015 10:43:25 PM Jardine No I'm not! (I'm tempted to leave it there, just contradicting you, but I think .....
» 25/06/2015 5:57:01 PM Peter West, you say "the 'Building the Education Revolution' program was a waste of p.....
» 25/06/2015 11:00:32 AM The problem with the right whingers is that they have long been deceived by their own prop.....
» 24/06/2015 1:07:20 AM Philip S, how do you think the NDIS is open to fraudsters? The NDIS is expensive, but it'.....
» 24/06/2015 1:03:12 AM stevenlmeyer, >>How bad is Abbott really?>> It depends on your information s.....
» 24/06/2015 12:54:14 AM runner, the economy depends on spending money. Most of the money wouldn't even exist had i.....
» 24/06/2015 12:43:55 AM runner, "Nice try at economics Aidan however can you name one surplus that the Federa.....
» 23/06/2015 2:28:56 PM Seriously, rehctub? You think those are the WORST decisions? I admit the first one's pret.....
» 23/06/2015 1:50:42 PM onthebeach, "The Abbott government has a responsibility to extract the country from i.....
» 23/06/2015 1:54:37 AM Nice try, Bazz, but the problem is that the governments have picked the wrong TIME to bala.....
» 22/06/2015 6:35:22 PM Here we see another huge strawman: finding an issue that many on the Left are concerned ab.....
» 22/06/2015 6:22:02 PM Even before the cuts in interest rates, credit cards were already highly profitable for th.....
» 22/06/2015 6:13:00 PM No, Philiip S, I haven't missed it at all. FIAT money is backed by the need to pay taxes, .....
» 22/06/2015 5:02:38 PM There are many sane other ways, ttbn, including financing it from the increased tax revenu.....
» 22/06/2015 1:27:42 PM Australia is a sovereign currency issuer, and therefore has unlimited credit. The time to .....
» 18/06/2015 11:08:23 AM Is it really so bad that a union recognises the need for operations to be reliable and pro.....
» 16/06/2015 5:50:47 PM ttbn, Peter Lang isn't an environmentalist, turbine rent seeker or politician, so your sta.....
» 16/06/2015 12:06:43 PM david f, thinking about it a bit more, your earlier description of bible study sounds like.....
» 16/06/2015 11:55:21 AM Peter, it is an argument, not a fact, that wind turbines save much less emissions than is .....
» 15/06/2015 9:58:46 PM David f, proper bible study does look at the context. And if the objective is to make it c.....
» 15/06/2015 2:35:34 AM (continued) If the railway track is under a foot of water, it could mean the ground under .....
» 15/06/2015 2:34:26 AM Rhosty, Yes, tickets on foreign airlines are a form of imports. But I see this as a relat.....
» 14/06/2015 9:26:52 PM o sung wu, I never claimed I did know the number of people drowning while trying to reach .....
» 14/06/2015 4:40:37 PM runner, Ms Triggs is very serious, and unbiased despite a few gullible people falling for .....
» 13/06/2015 11:57:14 PM Jonathan J. Ariel, I'm not saying we should demand equal access. But I don't think it woul.....
» 13/06/2015 12:04:32 PM Rhosty, I can tell you don't know much about railways – for a start you don't know the dif.....
» 12/06/2015 6:08:07 PM Ponder, the difference is the result of better technology, not competition. Competition h.....
» 12/06/2015 2:15:12 PM It's not just about the profitability of our airlines, but also the workers. Wages on fore.....
» 10/06/2015 2:18:56 PM 'Tis a lot more difficult than that to manufacture helium. Some sort of nuclear process is.....
» 9/06/2015 9:16:47 PM Armchair, Assad's false flag operations (killing Syrians and blaming others) are what spa.....
» 9/06/2015 11:38:47 AM Assad should've been removed when he used chemical weapons against Syrians, but Russia pre.....
» 8/06/2015 11:19:35 PM Bazz, most magnetrons are in microwave ovens, not radar transmitters. Australia is financ.....
» 8/06/2015 12:32:00 PM Rhosty, you misunderstand. The magnetic drives that propels maglevs are called linear indu.....
» 7/06/2015 1:46:17 PM Rhrosty, magnetrons are not a mode of transport. If you mean maglevs, none has yet reache.....
» 6/06/2015 12:59:22 AM It's not cognitive dissonance, nor any of the silly things the other commenters allege. Ra.....
» 5/06/2015 11:45:02 PM ConservativeHippie, although Kelvin was wrong on the oxygen issue, the air pressure on a h.....
» 5/06/2015 3:00:16 PM Toni Lavis, why, after your sensible post yesterday, are you posting such crap today? Kel.....
» 29/05/2015 12:34:59 PM Suburbs are indeed very important. But do you have any actual evidence that they're being .....
» 28/05/2015 4:54:29 PM Rhosty, “Joe, I don't pretend to know as much as Craig on this topic, but I do know somet.....
» 28/05/2015 4:42:59 PM We shouldn't strip these people of their citizenship because doing so would remove our abi.....
» 28/05/2015 2:18:57 AM Luciferase, "Free energy" isn't my mantra, and my objection to Prieto and Hall'.....
» 27/05/2015 9:45:03 PM Arjay, the RBA is among the "very little" that is publicly owned. And I don't .....
» 27/05/2015 7:52:10 PM Arjay, our central bank is in public ownership, as are the central banks of nearly every o.....
» 25/05/2015 11:55:03 PM Peter, "I'm not going to bother with changing your nappies for you every time you cr.....
» 25/05/2015 6:06:41 PM Peter I'm not being dishonest. Though there wasn't a dollar sign in your earlier comment (.....
» 25/05/2015 4:40:12 PM Peter your assumption that I haven't studied the links you provided is wrong. I did, but b.....
» 25/05/2015 3:42:36 PM Peter Lang, The nuclear safety standards are not to blame for causing about 1.3 million .....
» 24/05/2015 1:36:14 AM Luciferase, I'm well aware that driving cars and flying have greater risk by multi-magni.....
» 22/05/2015 1:55:27 PM Yet another article by someone who doesn't know what economic growth really is! It's not g.....
» 21/05/2015 1:15:41 AM Spencer, There is so little additional capacity that many, including the government, don'.....
» 20/05/2015 10:12:31 AM Peter Lang, “safety first” is THE appropriate balance of all costs and risks, including th.....
» 20/05/2015 2:35:19 AM Peter Lang, why, when you keep posting that intellectual honesty link, do you persist in d.....
» 20/05/2015 2:18:51 AM Spencer Wright, Such an agreement brings more money into the economy. Temporarily, but th.....
» 20/05/2015 12:02:19 AM ConservativeHippie, I think you wrote something similar on another thread and I said I'd r.....
» 17/05/2015 1:23:23 PM Spencer Wright, sorry I linked to the wrong part of the page. Have a look at the Standing .....
» 16/05/2015 7:29:22 PM Spencer Wright, there is no law preventing the RBA from creating currency out of nothing. .....
» 16/05/2015 4:01:45 PM Spencer Wright, the RBA is independent from government in its day to day operations, but i.....
» 16/05/2015 4:00:45 PM Peter Lang, I'm not surprised that Germany's renewables have led to lower wholesale prices.....
» 16/05/2015 12:07:06 AM Spencer Wright, it simply isn't true that "Australia has limited capital to invest in.....
» 14/05/2015 11:06:38 PM Peter Lang, Even if the private sector are reluctant to take the risk, the fact remains t.....
» 14/05/2015 4:57:59 PM ttbn, foreign aid does not remove money from the poorer in rich countries. The government .....
» 14/05/2015 2:17:33 PM The problem with economic trajectories is that the government assumes them to be linear (o.....
» 13/05/2015 11:32:00 AM 2% growth is not enough, and we need a fiscal stimulus to keep us out of recession. And t.....
» 13/05/2015 9:55:53 AM LEGO, Islam is a religion, not a terrorist organization nor a philosophy of persecuting ce.....
» 11/05/2015 11:35:18 AM Amazingly I'm almost in complete agreement with David Leyonhjelm. Except for one thing: I.....
» 11/05/2015 11:12:48 AM Luciferase, I have thought of the planet Earth, but it receives an enormous amount of ener.....
» 10/05/2015 8:03:49 PM Arjay your tinfoil hat appears to be interfering with your ability to think. The BIS isn't.....
» 10/05/2015 6:23:33 PM Arjay, do you even know what counterfeiting is? And remind us how many seats the UKIP gai.....
» 10/05/2015 5:53:08 PM Gordon Brown, as Blair's chancellor, was a terrible economic manager. He was more concerne.....
» 10/05/2015 3:32:47 PM Bazz, I have no objection to comparing local government rates etc. If you want to make an.....
» 10/05/2015 12:23:24 PM Armchair, I'll listen when they have something worth listeninng to. But when one of Tony A.....
» 9/05/2015 5:07:33 PM Bazz, whether the energy needed to produce the steel and the energy needed to manufacture .....
» 9/05/2015 12:09:27 AM Luciferase, the "barely positive" value becomes strongly positive in any honest .....
» 8/05/2015 12:03:28 PM Bazz, the main differences are indeed the boundaries. Money is not energy; it belongs outs.....
» 8/05/2015 1:53:44 AM Bazz, I think YOU'D better read that last link yoiu posted. All of it. Particularly my Apr.....
» 7/05/2015 10:54:39 AM hermit, you're wrong about the basis of my assumption. It's based on the law of conservati.....
» 5/05/2015 4:40:12 PM hermit, the only circumstances under which what you say is true are if the wind power is r.....
» 4/05/2015 6:46:17 PM ttbn, when SA's electricity price was said to be the highest in the world, we didn't have .....
» 4/05/2015 5:37:29 PM Peter, I apologise for wrongly conflating your first and second graphs. However, I appear .....
» 4/05/2015 11:45:08 AM Peter the inverse proportionality you claim as fact is just conjecture — and rather illogi.....
» 3/05/2015 12:07:11 AM Hasbeen, I don't think anyone said new dams WOULD never fill. A few said they MAY never fi.....
» 2/05/2015 5:35:56 PM ttbn, I obviously didn't make myself clear enough. Apart from the harm caused by the polit.....
» 2/05/2015 4:03:29 PM Rhosty, I stand by my claim that the small modular thorium power stations don't exist yet......
» 1/05/2015 6:31:50 PM If car manufacturers could build their components cheaper than buying them, they probably .....
» 1/05/2015 6:31:02 PM Rhosty, if transmission losses were 17% and distribution losses 50%, total losses would be.....
» 1/05/2015 4:47:35 PM ttbn, of course I have no trouble answering. Japan would be a more appropriate example of .....
» 1/05/2015 2:10:40 PM VK3AUU, Australia has very little government debt by world standards, despite unlimited cr.....
» 1/05/2015 12:26:05 PM Outrider, I would like to see it financed with extra debt rather than extra taxes. Firstly.....
» 1/05/2015 10:00:19 AM ateday, that way we get neither good infrastructure nor the means to fund it......
» 30/04/2015 7:26:29 PM Rhosty, read my comment in the Revitalising Manufacturing thread before you go on digging .....
» 29/04/2015 7:38:01 PM Rhosty, what you assume to be a lack of research on my part is actually a lack of research.....
» 29/04/2015 7:04:06 PM plerdsus, I don't recall you saying it before, and had you done so I'd've informed you tha.....
» 29/04/2015 10:04:15 AM Hasbeen, the rubbish that Ted is pushing does not feature the centralized control and the .....
» 29/04/2015 1:11:59 AM Murray Hunter, you've got some things right but you're mostly wrong. Fiscal deficits do no.....
» 28/04/2015 11:16:24 AM Hasbeen, why the rant against communism when nobody in this thread is advocating it? ____.....
» 27/04/2015 2:24:05 PM The "simpler way" site appears to be total crap, as it's based on incorrect assu.....
» 26/04/2015 5:23:19 PM Dear Yuyutsu, So Krishna avoided this dirty work thus threw it on his disciple instead, t.....
» 25/04/2015 7:42:35 PM ConservativeHippie, do you have any evidence that Flannery ever made that claim? It seems .....
» 25/04/2015 4:15:17 PM EQ, you've overlooked the most crucial aspect: the "sceptics" aren't just puttin.....
» 25/04/2015 2:53:44 PM Yuyutsu, that quote appears to be from one of the privileged, wanting others to do the wor.....
» 20/04/2015 1:04:10 PM Arjay, although money technically costs nothing to produce, producing too much of it resul.....
» 20/04/2015 12:55:28 PM rehctub, when people can't be confident their children will survive to produce grandchildr.....
» 18/04/2015 8:45:36 PM Rhrosty, your claim that "The Germans are shutting down their old nuclear power stati.....
» 18/04/2015 2:22:37 AM Hasbeen, society in Australia depends on the public purse to a great extent. Whether or no.....
» 17/04/2015 4:13:09 PM I'm amazed that it is expected that only 20 of the 110 SA sub branches will survive the ne.....
» 17/04/2015 12:52:29 PM Hasbeen, do you actually believe, or even just think it possible, that we could reduce CO2.....
» 17/04/2015 11:10:48 AM No Yuyutsu, they wouldn't need to be omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, just benevole.....
» 17/04/2015 11:05:51 AM When David Leyonhjelm says "Nobody believes this is possible" what he really mea.....
» 17/04/2015 2:22:34 AM The only reason local currencies are ever needed is to compensate for the mismanagement of.....
» 16/04/2015 11:15:25 PM Banjo, why do assign such a high priority to paying off thhe government debt? Doing so mea.....
» 16/04/2015 2:17:11 PM Afternoon spindoc, As I'm a Christian I've become rather desensitised to being on the rec.....
» 16/04/2015 1:11:44 PM Rhosty, is there anything you don't blame the greens for? CO2 is causing global warming w.....
» 16/04/2015 10:16:40 AM Wherever the terrorists exist there's likely to be horrific humanitarian problems, with or.....
» 15/04/2015 2:42:36 PM Shadow, I don't think those aspirational goals (which they list as aims) were even populis.....
» 15/04/2015 12:32:20 PM Shadow, despite that small flaw which is only an aspiration anyway (they certainly WEREN'T.....
» 15/04/2015 12:16:04 PM JF Aus, I was under the impression that marine algae had a strong cooling effect due to th.....
» 15/04/2015 2:33:19 AM LEGO, everybody may prejudge but that doesn't make it right. When someone identifies your .....
» 14/04/2015 11:54:48 PM Evening spindoc, On the contrary, I have alrady pointed out the flaws in Patrick's argume.....
» 14/04/2015 6:04:25 PM Hasbeen, there are quite a lot of places that I care about despite not wanting to stick ar.....
» 14/04/2015 12:32:49 PM Is Mise, as a transport engineer it's in my field, and further up this thread I've already.....
» 14/04/2015 12:23:38 PM Although it sounds absurd to claim we all know it, many engineers genuinely aren't in it f.....
» 14/04/2015 11:22:46 AM Bazz, it's not ten minutes, it's a little under 5. And rather than Western NSW, it's somew.....
» 14/04/2015 11:07:47 AM It shows just how far The Australian has deteriorated when it publishes ignorant articles .....
» 13/04/2015 11:37:49 PM Bazz, your post makes no sense. SA is currently 9.5 hours ahead of GMT, and is 10.5 ahead .....
» 13/04/2015 12:52:30 PM Yes, Paul, you're not the one asking, but you're the one misdirecting Is Mise to the NSW t.....
» 13/04/2015 11:43:39 AM Paul and Is Mise, the Greens didn't actually promise to do anything specific to that effec.....
» 12/04/2015 10:47:34 PM Is Mise, No, we don't have full emoloyment because the government isn't spending the savi.....
» 12/04/2015 8:15:53 PM LEGO, the situation you took exception to turned out to be the truth. You've admitted your.....
» 12/04/2015 1:45:02 PM Struth, LEGO, it's taken you just two days to go from taking exception to my identifying y.....
» 11/04/2015 3:54:32 PM LEGO, of course you take exception to my claims of prejudice on your part. But when you po.....
» 11/04/2015 1:33:13 PM runner, there's an enormous difference between nudity and sex.. Rolf and Jimmy weren't &qu.....
» 11/04/2015 12:09:55 PM runner, in response to your earlier question, SBS is still SBS but the stuff it shows gene.....
» 10/04/2015 4:49:33 PM Hasbeen – Where would the trains go? The planned freight terminal at Moorebank is the obv.....
» 10/04/2015 10:58:45 AM runner, that argument may have been credible twenty years ago, but the internet has change.....
» 10/04/2015 10:55:59 AM Array, the claim that "There is no democracy without monetary sovereignty" is fa.....
» 10/04/2015 10:47:15 AM Is Mise, I like steam locomotives despite their inefficiency and their high CO2 emissions......
» 10/04/2015 10:16:19 AM LEGO, of course my comments aren't beyond reproach. If you can spot any actual errors then.....
» 10/04/2015 2:37:12 AM (continued) The whole point of NAPLAN tests is to direct the money to address the failure.....
» 10/04/2015 2:36:18 AM LEGO, what you should apologise for is basing your comments on your own prejudices rather .....
» 9/04/2015 9:30:22 AM Until one of the major parties gets some decent policies, none of them deserve to govern o.....
» 8/04/2015 2:21:20 PM LEGO, you're the only one so far who has mentioned social workers, and IMO they're only a .....
» 8/04/2015 10:43:37 AM How much of this is sour grapes over the Australian Institute for Progress not having char.....
» 8/04/2015 10:27:09 AM I see nothing wrong with trying to prevent corporations doing things that existing legisla.....
» 8/04/2015 10:16:01 AM I'd always assumed Laffer to be an eminent economist and his curve to be something he'd sp.....
» 7/04/2015 10:57:48 PM Arjay if you want to debate money creation at least do it honestly! Private central banker.....
» 7/04/2015 7:57:29 PM ANZAC Day for me will forever be associated with Australian history, as on my first ANZAC .....
» 7/04/2015 1:52:24 PM Flo, I agree. ___________________________________________________________________________.....
» 7/04/2015 1:40:31 PM Is there any evidence Iran's exacerbated a regional conflict in Bahrain? The allegation se.....
» 7/04/2015 1:34:09 PM ConservativeHippie, I'm rather puzzled as to how this could encourage anyone to take on mu.....
» 7/04/2015 12:42:50 PM ybgirp, Lawrence did not suicide from shame, or for any other reason. He campaigned for Br.....
» 7/04/2015 11:57:14 AM No, phanto, it's for those who recognise that there are more important things than asserti.....
» 7/04/2015 9:55:58 AM Arjay that's gross debt not net debt, so why do you think it's a problem?.....
» 2/04/2015 12:20:15 PM I'm not after a government messiah, but I make no apologies for wanting good government. T.....
» 2/04/2015 11:42:39 AM It's simply not true that "Legislating a new definition of marriage requires children.....
» 2/04/2015 9:37:45 AM McCackie, where are these failed solar and wind schemes? In my state they're very much a s.....
» 31/03/2015 9:21:04 AM David, your antiABC rant is ridiculous! Decline in advertising revenue is the thing that's.....
» 30/03/2015 4:17:15 PM ConservativeHippie, Many of the opportunities your generation had are gone. Even with no .....
» 30/03/2015 3:56:45 PM No, plerdsus, the main reason that the living standard in China went up so much was that t.....
» 30/03/2015 10:34:09 AM 'Tis simpler than that. Where we've made a collective decision to fix it, the environment .....
» 30/03/2015 9:34:37 AM ConservativeHippie, without considering why they have a history of dishonesty, and indeed .....
» 30/03/2015 12:29:46 AM NathanJ, I agree that more people equals more impacts on the environment. But they don't h.....
» 29/03/2015 10:02:46 PM Hasbeen, I don't get it. What's so funny? And what do you think she should've said or done.....
» 29/03/2015 12:31:20 AM NathanJ, I agree with your first paragraph. However you seem to be overlooking two crucial.....
» 28/03/2015 3:06:38 PM One thing people are forgetting is that the BBC have replaced Jeremy Clarkson before! He l.....
» 28/03/2015 2:51:10 PM Bazz, what counts is net energy return, not EROEI. The Catch22 claim is a myth, and a part.....
» 28/03/2015 10:15:35 AM Bazz, In the future people will buy more efficient cars and some will drive less, but syn.....
» 28/03/2015 9:51:08 AM Bazz, Wheel profile issues are a technical challenge, not an insurmountable obstacle. Alt.....
» 27/03/2015 11:30:35 PM NathanJ, I think to most people of the younger generations it would go without saying that.....
» 27/03/2015 11:03:52 PM Bazz, not everyone who disagrees with you is out of touch with reality. It's true that oil.....
» 27/03/2015 5:32:26 PM Is Mise, my point is that if tracks are shared there's no need to modify the bridge any ti.....
» 27/03/2015 5:13:59 PM Bazz, I was referring to the situation federally rather than in any particular state (alth.....
» 27/03/2015 10:17:06 AM Of course not! Like Kevin Rudd, I want a big Australia. But unlike the Liberals I want go.....
» 26/03/2015 10:25:13 PM The current New South Wales government has a disastrous track record on transport. The tru.....
» 26/03/2015 5:12:32 PM Water may exacerbate existing wars, but it is not the cause of any wars in modern times, a.....
» 24/03/2015 11:53:20 PM Hasbeen, No it isn't. Some people involved may have originally regarded it as about money.....
» 24/03/2015 9:28:27 AM Self inflicted or not, they should be crying fowl – any policy that discourages early inte.....
» 23/03/2015 8:12:04 PM Damo Thatsnomoon is right. Although I am opposed to gay marriage (as I don't think we shou.....
» 23/03/2015 9:20:10 AM Josephus, would you have suffered any disadvantage if this government had been able to get.....
» 21/03/2015 3:48:38 PM Disappointingly uninformative article. Doesn't say what what kind of technology it uses. A.....
» 21/03/2015 3:23:17 PM NathanJ, I'm puzzled why opposing your gerrymander because I think it would be very bad fo.....
» 21/03/2015 1:22:28 AM NathanJ, even when young, different people have very different needs, but you don't seem t.....
» 21/03/2015 1:10:15 AM rehctub, this is already done to some extent withh things like cigarette taxes. But copaym.....
» 20/03/2015 5:07:52 PM Peter Lang >>There's nothing you can do now that you lost credibility. I' don't take.....
» 20/03/2015 1:58:14 PM Hasbeen, have you any actual evidence of greatly increased reward for the bludger?.....
» 20/03/2015 1:55:03 PM Luciferase I completely agree that cost matters. It usually matters far more than EROEI. B.....
» 20/03/2015 1:54:25 PM I see you're resorting to outright lies now Peter!' On BNC I stated the reason for the fi.....
» 20/03/2015 12:35:26 PM Rhosty, do you know the difference between refutation and contradiction? Because you haven.....
» 20/03/2015 1:47:02 AM (continued) 11. Your system would greatly increase the incentive to participate in the bl.....
» 20/03/2015 1:45:14 AM Shann, your objection to my statement "The government does create money and loan it t.....
» 20/03/2015 12:35:20 AM Bazz, the insurance costs would be significant when deciding which energy infrastructure t.....
» 18/03/2015 12:33:52 PM Rhosty, it is not being simple that makes your tax plan simplistic, it is your ignoring th.....
» 18/03/2015 12:01:42 PM As I said, Rhosty, to avoid unduly disadvantaging the people who've already bought propert.....
» 18/03/2015 11:37:19 AM Those EROEI calculations are of course based on the older, less efficient solar panels. Th.....
» 18/03/2015 11:11:17 AM Imagine if instead of the GST, Howard government had introduced a broad based land tax: ho.....
» 17/03/2015 2:18:19 PM tomw, I'm glad you can see that there is no Catch-22 of energy storage. But what Luciferas.....
» 17/03/2015 1:52:39 PM Sorry, there is an error in my response to Shann's point 15. Regardless of our external ba.....
» 16/03/2015 8:18:18 PM Foyle, You say "The only way that permanent money can come into existence is for the .....
» 16/03/2015 5:41:20 PM (continued) 12. This does not make it unfit for purpose; quite the reverse! Limiting its .....
» 16/03/2015 5:34:02 PM Shann, going through your 16 points: 1. Misleading. Government assets don't spontaneously .....
» 16/03/2015 2:36:14 PM Bazz, The CEC are a lunatic fringe political party who think that everythhing's a Britisih.....
» 16/03/2015 12:35:18 AM No, Arjay, most of the bank's borrowings are not from overseas but from their own customer.....
» 15/03/2015 8:54:16 PM Shann Turnbull, your article didn't say you'd curb banks' ability to borrow and lend profi.....
» 15/03/2015 12:13:03 AM I think Phil Hunt's letter to the SMH deserves quoting in full: Government policies toward.....
» 14/03/2015 6:49:25 PM david f, faith isn't belief without evidence, it's trust without proof......
» 14/03/2015 1:34:24 AM Incontrovertible fact, huh? You could say "the moon's incontrovertibly made of green .....
» 13/03/2015 9:13:57 PM Luciferase, an engineer would appreciate small force x long time only has the same effect .....
» 13/03/2015 6:11:41 PM Shann, I admit that by punishing the public for saving your plan would be more stimulatory.....
» 13/03/2015 2:37:58 PM Luciferase, your second analogy is wrong. It's not like burning the rocket engine for long.....
» 13/03/2015 12:16:13 PM Terrible idea, based mainly on economic ignorance! A surplus would be extremely bad for th.....
» 13/03/2015 10:55:39 AM Peter Lang and Luciferase, Hypothetically if EROEI itself was the limiting factor and a m.....
» 12/03/2015 2:27:56 PM Luciferase, with the benefit of hindsight I think we should have opted for nuclear power t.....
» 12/03/2015 2:26:33 PM Peter Lang, you should take another look at the intellectual honesty link, because you're .....
» 12/03/2015 10:44:02 AM Sorry, just noticed an error in my above post: John Morgan left the discussion when I poin.....
» 12/03/2015 10:39:40 AM Peter Lang, 99 is not the number of my comments in that thread, but rather the sum of that.....
» 11/03/2015 10:50:08 AM BTW your assumption that I'm not game to ask questions of John Morgan is also wrong. But o.....
» 11/03/2015 10:36:16 AM Peter Lang, Choosing not to write a lengthy response there does not show anything about m.....
» 11/03/2015 10:17:18 AM Peter Lang, there are a lot of conflicting claims on the effects of the RET. Do you have a.....
» 11/03/2015 9:48:18 AM Rhosty, I think you've wrongly conflated two completely different molten salt technologies.....
» 11/03/2015 9:32:39 AM (continued) 3. Cost reductions alone are not enough. Accidents create a huge backlash aga.....
» 11/03/2015 9:31:52 AM Peter Lang, Regarding your six points, the last one is key. You seem to be under the impr.....
» 10/03/2015 1:26:43 PM Taswegian, theres two main factors that determine when people will charge their electric c.....
» 9/03/2015 4:24:11 PM Those who compare Barack Obama with Neville Chamberlain would prefer him to act like Antho.....
» 9/03/2015 1:51:17 AM Peter Lang, Pinting out logical errors is not merely restating my beliefs. And the reason.....
» 8/03/2015 3:10:25 PM Peter Lang, I guess it could in some circumstances be used as a diversionary tactic, but .....
» 7/03/2015 11:35:59 PM Peter Lang, I suggest you have another read of the intellectual honesty link you supplied,.....
» 7/03/2015 5:40:49 PM Peter Lang I'm glad you realise there's a lot more to it than just one measure. I hope no.....
» 6/03/2015 10:33:03 AM Peter Lang, The cost of solar thermal doesn't alter the fact that solar PV has a much lowe.....
» 5/03/2015 3:12:48 PM Shadow, I refer you to my comment on Tuesday. What you assume to be bigotry and racism is .....
» 5/03/2015 1:12:37 PM Peter Lang, Solar power is not very expensive. Indeed solar PV has lower ongoing costs th.....
» 5/03/2015 8:24:14 AM Therefore, Yuyutsu, we are not God, regardless of the status of the self......
» 5/03/2015 1:08:04 AM runner, a large proportion of the population, including many males, are feminists, so it's.....
» 4/03/2015 10:46:34 PM The blame argument is a big part of the problem! There are people on both sides who don't .....
» 4/03/2015 3:30:19 PM You're letting the nutty conspiracy theories get the better of you, John, and have been ve.....
» 4/03/2015 2:08:55 PM Craig, what branch of EA was it? And does the West in this context mean the western world?.....
» 4/03/2015 12:01:04 PM How long will it be before those small reactors have the ability to do that? It's been pro.....
» 3/03/2015 7:49:57 PM ConservativeHippie, you're rather eager to misattribute to antisemitism what is far more l.....
» 3/03/2015 1:55:51 PM Oh yes, Jardine, I remember now: if I dared to assume that people don't magically lose the.....
» 3/03/2015 1:51:16 AM onthebeach, I didn't say the rate wasn't high, I said it wasn't incredible and I stand by .....
» 2/03/2015 6:27:38 PM onthebeach, a 2.6% annual growth rate is not at all incredible when you consider at a larg.....
» 2/03/2015 1:32:44 PM Jardine, there's a ot of information out there, but good reliable information isn't always.....
» 2/03/2015 10:49:36 AM chrisgaff1000, you've got one thing right: reality is not racism. Unfortunately your post .....
» 26/02/2015 10:15:43 PM Hasbeen, do you really think it was anything resembling my advice that wrecked the Soviet .....
» 26/02/2015 10:05:55 PM platypus1900, 1. How much obligation to reduce the government's debt do you think our chi.....
» 25/02/2015 10:47:14 PM Only the people who are ignorant of economics think we're spending our children's money. B.....
» 17/02/2015 4:16:15 PM 579, what is your incomplete pasted list doing in this thread?.....
» 17/02/2015 12:05:29 PM <<Are you a fool, a smart ass, or just poorly informed Aidan? Which ever, you must k.....
» 17/02/2015 9:20:00 AM rehctub, the debt's continued to blow out under Abbott, so your protestations of innocence.....
» 16/02/2015 10:15:20 AM plerdsus, what makes you think high speed rail from Sydney to Melbourne would not even cov.....
» 14/02/2015 1:27:06 PM omni, you seem to be assuming that the trajectory is linear, or worse still exponential. B.....
» 14/02/2015 12:13:23 PM plerdsus, our dollar will fall, but it certainly won't go into freefall like Zimbabwe's. Z.....
» 13/02/2015 7:05:29 PM runner, are you just taking the opportunity to insult Labor? Or do you actually believe wh.....
» 13/02/2015 5:13:08 PM The real problem in Australia today is that we have idiots who think there needs to be a l.....
» 13/02/2015 3:18:27 PM onthebeach, the media of the time were very biased against the Gillard government, and wit.....
» 13/02/2015 7:23:28 AM Arjay your problem is you're getting too your information from conspiracy sources that are.....
» 12/02/2015 9:56:34 AM Arjay, The RBA is government owned and has the power to create money for infrastructure, t.....
» 12/02/2015 9:35:58 AM <<Government revenues are in decline so expenditure cuts must be made. >> No......
» 12/02/2015 2:04:02 AM No, Arjay, I[m not an apologist for the system, but neither do I base my opinions of it on.....
» 11/02/2015 6:57:17 PM Mollydukes 'Can you tell me why we need a surplus and if we do need one right now why hav.....
» 11/02/2015 5:40:01 PM rehctub, I disagree wholeheartedly. When Mike Rann became premier of SA he relied on the s.....
» 11/02/2015 10:11:22 AM Arjay, your post is riddled with false assumptions. Look at the facts. With the technical.....
» 10/02/2015 4:56:19 PM Bazz, thanks for the link. I see it's been updated with a postscript since last time, but .....
» 10/02/2015 12:16:17 PM Alan Austin, Be very careful with matters of arithmetic — people often use them to justify.....
» 9/02/2015 3:35:51 PM Bazz <<The information I have read is only weeks old.>> Then where is it from?.....
» 8/02/2015 11:16:00 PM Bazz, <<No, batteries and other storage systems do not work.>> False. <<.....
» 8/02/2015 10:53:23 PM Bazz, it's only inescapable because of an idiotic presumption of yours. If you instead ass.....
» 7/02/2015 2:43:52 PM Whatever's available. Hydro is the best choice if suitable sites are available, but there .....
» 7/02/2015 10:50:21 AM Bazz, neither Russia nor East Germany were the end result of government getting into busin.....
» 7/02/2015 10:38:34 AM runner <<reject Christ (Truth personsified) and you end up defending all sorts of fa.....
» 5/02/2015 12:29:02 PM Bazz, as I said, the reason animal transport has disappeared from the rails is that it was.....
» 5/02/2015 9:56:17 AM david f, one particularly significant aspect is the transfer of genes between different sp.....
» 5/02/2015 1:46:41 AM Joe, the situation is not quite as you describe, and the differences are important. The r.....
» 5/02/2015 12:30:05 AM Bazz, it's not just out of gauge freight that rail's not well suited to. Some vibration se.....
» 5/02/2015 12:18:32 AM david f, that really depends on what you mean by "theory". Darwinian evolution s.....
» 4/02/2015 3:11:01 PM Hasbeen, "Is rail actually any more economical in diesel fuel than road? When you con.....
» 4/02/2015 2:48:57 PM Hasbeen, your argument is based upon the false premise that those who aren't rich are blud.....
» 4/02/2015 11:29:21 AM The Libs used to rely on the mantra that Labor tax too much, but the public got wise to it.....
» 4/02/2015 8:05:26 AM David, you don't have any economic savvy! If our exports aren't selling for a good price t.....
» 3/02/2015 5:32:35 PM Jay, Yes that's what I mean. It claims 39% of men are not involved in any of the listed ac.....
» 3/02/2015 1:08:06 PM Jay, the article says 1 in 4. That's 25%, not 40%......
» 3/02/2015 1:00:44 PM So a question for Abbott's supporters: how long does he have left? A few years ago I read.....
» 3/02/2015 12:52:38 PM Don, you complain about the electorate not understanding the realities of the political ec.....
» 2/02/2015 10:13:12 PM ant, I suggest you read it again. Your post is misdirected: I was quoting Leo......
» 2/02/2015 3:51:56 PM Leo Lane, <<The oceans are alkaline, not acidic, With a PH of about 8. As Aidan poi.....
» 31/01/2015 1:24:42 AM Leo Lane, it's not "dishonest climatese" at all. AFAICT there has NEVER been any.....
» 31/01/2015 12:07:44 AM ... <<Each of us has to make our own mind up. I don't see how the dubious actions su.....
» 31/01/2015 12:07:06 AM ConservativeHippie, <<Can Aiden and/or Tony153 please explain to me why the perceiv.....
» 30/01/2015 4:52:36 PM Tristan, loans will obviously need to be paid back, but new loans will replace them, so th.....
» 30/01/2015 4:36:06 PM One thing that people seem to have avoided asking is: why now? Could it be that he knows .....
» 30/01/2015 1:56:55 PM Bazz - In the shipping industry, tankers changing destination because they've been outbid .....
» 30/01/2015 1:39:55 PM Bazz, <<if the energy return is sufficient the amount of energy that has to be input.....
» 30/01/2015 1:15:18 PM ConservativeHippie, <<How could water from the sea possibly travel uphill under the.....
» 30/01/2015 12:41:38 PM Bazz, it was measured as THE WORLD'S warmest year on record, though not by much. It was al.....
» 30/01/2015 11:43:18 AM Bazz, Crisis or no crisis, we're a rich country. When there's a tanker at sea we can pay .....
» 30/01/2015 11:38:34 AM Leo Lane, far from being "blatant nonsense", ocean acidification is a very serio.....
» 30/01/2015 10:15:14 AM Hasbeen, I read on another site that Queensland's debt to GSP ratio had actually risen und.....
» 29/01/2015 11:35:07 PM Tristan and Hasbeen, Nearly all money is debt; it is borrowed into existence and disappea.....
» 29/01/2015 9:42:50 PM No, Hasbeen, the misunderstanding is on your part. There is some water under the ice on th.....
» 29/01/2015 7:12:25 PM Hasbeen I think you misunderstood what they were saying. The problem isn't the sea ice, bu.....
» 28/01/2015 6:11:07 PM ConservativeHippie, measurements show last year was the hottest in record, though not by m.....
» 28/01/2015 5:54:56 PM Hasbeen, that's like saying "if you can't do integral calculus you should go back to .....
» 28/01/2015 4:17:20 PM Hasbeen, do you know the difference between weather and climate?.....
» 28/01/2015 12:18:57 PM @ JohnBennetts I had a look at http://www.bree.gov.au/files/files//publications/aes/2014-.....
» 27/01/2015 10:21:16 PM Hasbeen, "In either case the cure would actually finish the job Ruddy & the red head .....
» 27/01/2015 9:44:02 PM Suseonline, “I am certain good ol' Phil won't give a damn about this 'honour'“ Don't be so.....
» 27/01/2015 8:40:10 PM The best way to save the coalition is to give them some time in opposition. And coincident.....
» 27/01/2015 7:30:25 PM Bazz, I repeat: I don't understand the purpose of this article. Who is proposing that the .....
» 27/01/2015 10:56:02 AM I don't understand the purpose of this article. Who is proposing that the USA should expor.....
» 26/01/2015 10:50:52 PM <<He couldn't find anyone at all in Australia to use instead of the husband of a Que.....
» 26/01/2015 1:38:03 PM Jay, I stand corrected re slavery in Mogul India. <<Lewontin argued in the 1960's t.....
» 26/01/2015 10:34:01 AM Jay, I'm not antiimperial, but that doesn't mean I want the truth about the British Empire.....
» 26/01/2015 2:08:06 AM Squeers, <<This is naive in the extreme in that cuts in emissions can only be made f.....
» 26/01/2015 1:45:24 AM Is Mise, <<The big problems would have been overcome if they had not been continued .....
» 26/01/2015 1:32:31 AM Jay, "The Aboriginals immediately abandoned their old way of life because the British.....
» 25/01/2015 6:30:50 PM SPQR, "The point --that you are very conveniently overlooking --is that every white o.....
» 25/01/2015 1:30:09 AM Is Mise, "It is interesting that others ignore the fact that no Aboriginals today wan.....
» 23/01/2015 11:01:13 PM "400 years ago the great Philosophers of the time still argued that the world was fla.....
» 23/01/2015 5:47:35 PM At least two sections of the same road futher north also have the name Edgware Road......
» 23/01/2015 2:00:31 PM Hasbeen, The University of South Australia solved that problem with the Mathematics Help .....
» 23/01/2015 10:03:16 AM Jardine, it was ancient Sparta that had the most unlimited government power ever, and that.....
» 22/01/2015 9:04:20 PM “I'm sure you're about to tell us that the women in burqas actually stole the Edgeware Rd .....
» 22/01/2015 8:56:11 PM runner, with last year the hottest on record globally, isn't it the denialists who have eg.....
» 22/01/2015 4:55:20 PM Taswegian, as long as energy returned exceeds energy invested EROEI is not the limiting fa.....
» 22/01/2015 1:55:40 PM Taswegian, why don't you believe that Solar PV with batteries can scale up enough? And ar.....
» 22/01/2015 11:06:23 AM Taswegian, I'm far from convinced of the economic case for nuclear as although gas prices .....
» 21/01/2015 2:51:37 PM Banjo I didn't say the population was coming down. The birth rate is coming down or has co.....
» 21/01/2015 10:23:41 AM This would've been a good article a decade ago, but the world has moved on somewhat. Liter.....
» 21/01/2015 1:27:37 AM The most negative thing the opposition could do is to pass all the government's bills. The.....
» 20/01/2015 10:06:15 AM It's not muslims we should ban, it's terrorists. Anyone who supports any terrorist organi.....
» 19/01/2015 5:49:58 PM They're not "enjoying Indonesian hospitality", they're locked up in a maximum se.....
» 18/01/2015 7:42:12 PM LEGO, Low intelligence isn't what gets people admitted to psychiatric wards! Do you thin.....
» 18/01/2015 2:15:47 PM LEGO, there is no contradiction in what I said. Intelligence, like most traits, is due to .....
» 17/01/2015 5:03:34 PM Dickybird, you may appreciate my position, but I certainly don't appreciate yours because .....
» 17/01/2015 2:19:37 PM Yabby, historically the main reason poor people have had so many children is to ensure tha.....
» 17/01/2015 2:00:04 PM Rhosty, <<Accountable? By who? Us or those who effectively control Parliament?>&g.....
» 17/01/2015 1:51:06 PM <<This solution only delays the crisis it for a few years and then the problem re-em.....
» 17/01/2015 1:50:25 PM Dickybird, <<“Economic stagnation..... spread to the rest of the world in 2008” and.....
» 16/01/2015 6:27:49 PM << As soon as the world gets it all right again and has credit backed by serious ass.....
» 16/01/2015 6:27:03 PM Dickybird, <<We agree, I think, that we have the start of a problem of economic sta.....
» 16/01/2015 12:36:54 PM Rhosty, how would we keep the senators accountable if we can't see their voting record?.....
» 16/01/2015 10:48:27 AM phanto, even if the parents don't need support, surely the children do?.....
» 16/01/2015 10:38:23 AM Dickybird, our present problems of economic stagnation would not be solved by default. The.....
» 15/01/2015 7:21:36 PM Hasbeen, <<Ah, a South Australian Aidan, one of the states that only exist by bludgi.....
» 15/01/2015 5:05:09 PM Squeers, even if you could find guttersnipes with the ability, the value of doing the job .....
» 15/01/2015 1:40:15 PM Squeers, by limiting the amount of high value work (that few are able to do) done in the c.....
» 15/01/2015 10:59:11 AM Dickybird, why do you think a crisis when it comes to repaying the debts is inevitable? Y.....
» 15/01/2015 10:38:18 AM Hasbeen, solar has much lower ongoing costs than fossil fuels, and its upfront costs are d.....
» 14/01/2015 1:53:24 PM >>The working class, by and large, waits until they can afford to have children. The.....
» 14/01/2015 11:55:43 AM Dickybird, >>Private sector credit normally arises when surplus wealth from product.....
» 13/01/2015 8:23:00 PM The GST was never intended (or claimed) to replace income tax, but ISTR it was claimed it .....
» 13/01/2015 12:41:47 PM Dickybird, However much you say putting your head in a noose is essential, there is no rea.....
» 12/01/2015 10:37:15 PM Hasbeen, there are many things we're world leaders at, from food production to field robot.....
» 12/01/2015 6:10:14 PM Dickybird, <<Yes both systems react to crises.>> Not exactly. Fixed exchange r.....
» 12/01/2015 5:00:39 PM Rhian, Abolishing tariffs unilaterally would be much better than doing nothing, but those .....
» 12/01/2015 2:50:52 PM Hasbeen, <<Tariffs are without doubt the most efficient, easiest & cheapest to colle.....
» 12/01/2015 2:29:04 PM AIUI the reason why "when you paid for Christmas lunch, there was a tariff on the ham.....
» 11/01/2015 4:37:05 PM Dickybird, it's the inability of fixed currencies to react in real time that forces their .....
» 11/01/2015 1:49:48 PM onthebeach, not being a Banana Bender myself, I don't know enough about how the Bligh gove.....
» 11/01/2015 1:09:49 PM rehctub <borrowing money is not the issue, it's one, spending it wisely, and two, being.....
» 11/01/2015 12:26:18 PM Dickybird, Driverless cars react to events. Fixed currencies do not. Apple does the high.....
» 10/01/2015 5:25:52 PM rehctub, how low would interest rates have to go before you'd think it was sensible for go.....
» 10/01/2015 4:42:30 PM Dickybird, <<If we can get automatic controls then obviously we will not need your a.....
» 9/01/2015 6:52:04 PM Arjay, <<Pericles makes no mention of why our taxes are growing and are killing off .....
» 9/01/2015 4:32:10 PM Extremely disingenuous article! In reality there's no intrinsic conflict between Keynesia.....
» 9/01/2015 3:35:07 PM Dickybird, there is no economic reason why the current system can't continue ad infinitum......
» 8/01/2015 9:13:44 PM Arjay, though you may dislike them, debt and taxes are not negatives; they're essential pr.....
» 8/01/2015 12:42:47 PM Arjay, denying your silly claims doesn't make me, or anyone else, "in denial". T.....
» 7/01/2015 8:43:54 PM Rhosty, while it's certainly possible that Australia could rely on thorium fission for muc.....
» 7/01/2015 6:37:57 PM Arjay, there are no plans to introduce a global currency, there are no central banks under.....
» 7/01/2015 4:24:21 PM Curmudgeon You miss the point: the combination of the CO2 level (which doesn't vary much g.....
» 7/01/2015 1:11:41 PM Curmudgeon, 'Tis not me who's redefining what is meant by pollutant (indeed I've seen at l.....
» 7/01/2015 10:44:41 AM Far from being easy to refute, the claims that CO2 is a pollutant are impossible to refute.....
» 7/01/2015 8:55:04 AM Arjay the BIS is owned not by the Rothschilds but by its members, of which the RBA is one......
» 6/01/2015 11:46:36 AM Neoliberalism has a specific meaning: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoliberalism . If.....
» 6/01/2015 11:23:50 AM Aside from the impact on the long term unemployed (which is discussed more sensibly un the.....
» 5/01/2015 1:42:23 PM Arjay, Howard may have signed away too much power over the RBA to the RBA, but we did not .....
» 5/01/2015 12:42:30 PM Bazz, <<Well Aiden, it was not me that suggested they would lose the market, it was .....
» 5/01/2015 11:06:51 AM ALCAM, <<The only forms of taxation that should exist are personal income tax and c.....
» 5/01/2015 10:56:14 AM Is Mise, <<Yes Aidan we should as it might lead owners of early Rolls and all Model .....
» 4/01/2015 12:58:29 PM Is Mise <<Consumers in Australia aren't denied a say; they have elected representati.....
» 4/01/2015 12:54:03 PM onthebeach <<"Do you regard advertising on A Current Affair or Today Tonight as.....
» 3/01/2015 10:12:57 PM Jardine (continued) <<You say you don't believe in unlimited government power, but b.....
» 3/01/2015 10:11:49 PM Jardine (continued) <<"Your accusation that I've no criterion for human rights .....
» 3/01/2015 10:09:19 PM Jardine (continued) <<"Now, if you want to debate whether the source of the mon.....
» 3/01/2015 10:07:29 PM Jardine, <<"Why don't you?" There's no use asking me questions, or pretend.....
» 3/01/2015 5:44:53 PM << Except that Hyper is always without fail preceded by ordinary inflation.>> .....
» 3/01/2015 5:44:30 PM Dickybird, Prices can go down as well as up, so investing in precious metals is a gamble......
» 3/01/2015 4:35:15 PM Factseeker and onthebeach, Is the logic of the argument really not clear to you? When som.....
» 3/01/2015 4:06:35 PM onthebeach <<Of course it is a religious tax.>> Do you regard advertising on A.....
» 3/01/2015 10:26:01 AM Arjay, <<Aidan fiat currencies will only work if our Govts have control of their cre.....
» 3/01/2015 2:02:54 AM <<The other cause of hyperinflation is actually caused by the government issuing the.....
» 3/01/2015 2:02:07 AM Dickybird, they're not my friends. And I've got nothing against you gambling a large propo.....
» 2/01/2015 8:12:15 PM Robert LePage, I suggest you watch Don't Panic: The Truth About Population http://www.sbs......
» 2/01/2015 2:48:41 PM Bazz, The allegations that some of the certification money goes to islamist terrorists ar.....
» 2/01/2015 1:52:28 PM <<“Fortunately credibility in your eyes is completely unimportant” Wrong Credibility.....
» 2/01/2015 12:51:08 PM Josephus, do you regard advertising on A Current Affair and Today Tonight as merely a boga.....
» 2/01/2015 12:12:33 PM Dickybird – you are such a delightful pessimist. You are prepared to do appalling damage t.....
» 2/01/2015 11:08:10 AM Big Nana, <<Anyone who can't see the dangers of allowing women to reproduced multipl.....
» 2/01/2015 12:11:36 AM Dickybird, <<Problem is that anything that can be created at no or negligible cost h.....
» 1/01/2015 11:03:01 PM Yuyutsu, <<Now the cat is out of the bag: governments make it their business to con.....
» 31/12/2014 5:14:19 PM Arjay <<The money is not getting into the real economy for production or jobs. It is.....
» 31/12/2014 5:13:17 PM Dickybird, <<Aidan you appear to have got it all the wrong way round. What evidence .....
» 31/12/2014 1:58:08 PM Very rare indeed, jamo? ITYF they're far more common than what happened in Sydney!.....
» 31/12/2014 9:23:20 AM Dickybird, if that's what the basic rules of capitalism are then we're much better off wit.....
» 30/12/2014 5:34:08 PM Dear Yuyutsu, <<Now that's cynical propaganda. We all know that the Australian elec.....
» 30/12/2014 1:47:49 PM Arjay, "Whose economic objectives ie the banks do they serve in money printing.".....
» 30/12/2014 12:17:43 PM wantok, I find it rather amusing that you give an example of why the financial transaction.....
» 30/12/2014 10:29:44 AM Arjay, let me get this straight: you think the poster who lists dozens of government owned.....
» 30/12/2014 1:14:38 AM Yuyutsu, <<So now I should thank you, thank you, thank you, for your gracious permit.....
» 29/12/2014 8:12:58 PM "Aidan you have not addressed the repeal of Dod Frank Bill thus putting the tax payer.....
» 29/12/2014 7:55:19 PM Hasbeen "As for victims, last night some fool woman was raving on TV that they had ba.....
» 29/12/2014 7:40:44 PM Ojnab, what advantage would there be in making them become Australian citizens? Surely it .....
» 29/12/2014 1:10:30 AM BTW the Bank of England did start out in private hands. It was nationalized in 1946 and ha.....
» 29/12/2014 1:05:06 AM Philip S, just because some conspiracy nuts allege that those central banks are privately .....
» 28/12/2014 11:57:55 PM Arjay, Russia may have been buying gold since 2008, but low oil prices have forced it to d.....
» 28/12/2014 9:50:13 PM The Howard government sold the gold off without tender because in order not to depress the.....
» 28/12/2014 9:30:18 PM Rhosty, I agree with most of what you're saying here, but you're wrong on one point: ".....
» 28/12/2014 2:04:26 AM Jardine, you're exhibiting severe cognitive dissonance. I've neither admitted that my beli.....
» 26/12/2014 11:34:08 PM Jardine, my first thought when I read your response was that you'd resumed your moronic ha.....
» 26/12/2014 12:37:07 PM Shadow, let me again make it clear that when I say "printing money" I don't mean.....
» 26/12/2014 12:05:50 PM rehctub, if things are genuinely cheaper at the supermarket then why does it matter if sma.....
» 26/12/2014 11:54:05 AM Shadow, your post epitomises the stupidity of this this government's way of thinking! Fir.....
» 26/12/2014 11:38:36 AM Suseonline, I said no such thing. I don't have a gun and have not advocated learning to sh.....
» 26/12/2014 8:06:53 AM misanthrope, you've avoided answering my question. I did not ask "why not hunt for fo.....
» 25/12/2014 8:40:43 PM misanthrope, ITYF the "correct person" would also have a gun, which invalidates .....
» 24/12/2014 5:20:02 PM Shadow, I told you the RBA sold bonds and paid an overnight interest rate on reserves. Yo.....
» 24/12/2014 1:27:08 AM Shadow, "Now I believe you are just making it up as you go along. The RBA does nothi.....
» 23/12/2014 3:41:47 PM Jardine, your problem is that you think North Korea is the only form of big government. T.....
» 23/12/2014 9:55:32 AM The best solution is to replace the GST with another option that the Hawke government cons.....
» 23/12/2014 9:26:06 AM Shadow, The RBA does not borrow money to lend it. It lends the money first (increasing th.....
» 21/12/2014 9:22:49 PM I refer you to my previous comment!.....
» 21/12/2014 7:41:25 PM Absolutely pathetic! Why send divers out to do the job that could be done from within a co.....
» 21/12/2014 5:17:45 PM Plantagenet, none of those innovations would make a nuclear submarine suitable for surveil.....
» 21/12/2014 4:17:17 PM Nearly all of the comments on this thread are stupid! The primary purpose of our submarine.....
» 20/12/2014 11:43:53 PM Shadow, I too am unable to think of any examples of a country with a floating currency tha.....
» 20/12/2014 9:58:28 AM Australians don't see that as class politics, but see class politics as unAustralian......
» 19/12/2014 6:04:07 PM Shadow, There is no conflict. Introducing a requirement for the RBA to borrow money befor.....
» 19/12/2014 1:52:17 PM Shadow, I know what the point you're trying to make is, but just because you're saying it.....
» 19/12/2014 10:11:24 AM Shadow, When did the shipping costs suddenly jump by 60-70%? The wage regulation is impo.....
» 18/12/2014 9:53:47 PM It's nothing to do with political correctness. They didn't just shoot him because they cou.....
» 18/12/2014 1:04:13 PM rehctub, "Aidan, have you ever tried to do much without money?" Yes and it's not.....
» 18/12/2014 9:46:07 AM rehctub, far from being a legal minefield it's quite straightforward. Australia has the ri.....
» 17/12/2014 11:52:04 PM malthusista, I never denied that population growth has costs. But new railways benefit the.....
» 17/12/2014 11:40:31 PM (continued) 4) If an individual invents their own currency and retains the right to print.....
» 17/12/2014 11:39:56 PM Shadow, 1) You made the claim: "I am stunned by the complete ignorance on display. T.....
» 17/12/2014 2:53:13 PM "Would Aidan concede that until our politicians lift their game that further populati.....
» 17/12/2014 1:40:55 PM Shadow, That's due to the Rudd government's regulations, which predate the Coastal Tradin.....
» 16/12/2014 6:21:18 PM "Sovereign nations do not have unlimited credit as Greece found out." GREECE SUR.....
» 16/12/2014 6:20:50 PM Shadow, stop despairing and start thinking! "M1 (cash and deposits) will trend up wi.....
» 16/12/2014 3:03:07 PM "The point about the GPI is that most of us are not much better off in real terms. Th.....
» 16/12/2014 3:02:07 PM Divergence, it's not a very long way from the lab to getting practical applications commer.....
» 16/12/2014 1:13:11 PM I looked at the Coastal Trading Act, which is at... http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2014.....
» 16/12/2014 12:41:33 PM This surprises me. It seems to be a bad law, so how did it get through the Senate and why .....
» 15/12/2014 5:15:50 PM PaulMurrayCbr, Adelaide does trade in the global economy already. And it has call centres,.....
» 15/12/2014 1:49:36 PM Divergence, my opinion's based on the fact that every alleged limiting factor for Australi.....
» 15/12/2014 9:18:03 AM malthusista (continued) "Any 'solution' which fails to make the demand equal to the .....
» 15/12/2014 9:15:27 AM malthusista, Apology rejected, as you seem to be using it to avoid answering the question:.....
» 14/12/2014 3:50:14 PM malthusista (continued) "So, as Australia as a whole is becoming ever more impoverish.....
» 14/12/2014 3:48:42 PM malthusista, 'Then we're agreed it's Australia's current record rate of population [growth.....
» 13/12/2014 11:45:49 AM Yet again Malcolm King writes another Adelaide bashing article based on illogical conclusi.....
» 13/12/2014 8:52:25 AM runner, only ignorant people like you believe that only things with zero provision cost ca.....
» 11/12/2014 5:32:19 PM (sorry, "eel" should say "well".).....
» 11/12/2014 5:31:07 PM (continued) 5) What really causes hyperinflation. Hyperinflation requires the printing of.....
» 11/12/2014 5:24:42 PM Shadow, If you look at M1 instead of M0 you'll still see an upward trend. Most money creat.....
» 11/12/2014 1:45:23 AM Armchair, I wasn't referring to the Chechnya building, but rather the 1999 apartment bombi.....
» 10/12/2014 11:57:45 PM Jardine, though a 100% tax rate would mean total lack of economic opportunity, it wouldn't.....
» 10/12/2014 9:43:50 PM This article is based on many false assumptions. Although high taxes do drive the prosper.....
» 10/12/2014 7:21:56 PM So do I, Foxy, but I haven't heard anything contradictory from other sources. And Victoria.....
» 10/12/2014 5:47:59 PM Beach, That the factions have influence is (I think) an indisputable fact. That the facti.....
» 10/12/2014 3:03:24 PM Beach, Indesputable? I dispute it, therefore you're wrong. There are factions in the ALP.....
» 10/12/2014 11:48:08 AM Beach, if both sides of politics are critical of the CFMEU, what was the point of your hea.....
» 9/12/2014 2:05:43 PM Atman, those who criticise China's construction of coal fired power stations usually use i.....
» 8/12/2014 9:56:24 AM Shadow, if you think 99.99% of economists concur, it suggests your knowledge of them is ve.....
» 7/12/2014 6:08:32 PM Shadow, the problem seems to be that you have failed to comprehend that some of the stuff .....
» 7/12/2014 5:37:52 PM Peter Vexatious, your comprehension is pretty poor. Firstly it isn't sodium chloride that .....
» 7/12/2014 12:05:36 PM Counterfeit currency, sonofgloin — there's no truth to it whatsoever, but it's frequently .....
» 7/12/2014 11:46:27 AM Shadow, your accusation that I have no formal education in econmics whatsoever is a lie. A.....
» 6/12/2014 2:47:19 PM malthusista, I think we've been arguing at cross purposes. I was referring to a steady eco.....
» 6/12/2014 2:12:29 PM Limiting suffrage only makes things more unfair. And the Senate, in difficult circumstance.....
» 6/12/2014 9:34:23 AM malthusista, links to facts are useful, but links to other opinions concurring with your o.....
» 5/12/2014 4:57:46 PM Divergence, I'm well aware of what hyperinflation is, but I'm not still so ignorant that I.....
» 5/12/2014 1:18:22 PM Shadow I'm not backflipping at all. A proof that needs university level maths to understan.....
» 5/12/2014 1:35:13 AM "What if you're wrong? Have you even considered the possibility?" If I'm wrong i.....
» 5/12/2014 1:28:06 AM Jardine, "Obviously if government is presumptively superior at economising, then the.....
» 4/12/2014 11:27:00 PM Jardine, ignoring the needs of those without money is the problem. So even the bank robber.....
» 4/12/2014 6:10:03 PM Shadow, "Despite my shortage of spare time, I did wade through the dross that is bilb.....
» 4/12/2014 4:26:39 PM Jardine, people with no money can still demand things. And isn't ocean acidification proo.....
» 4/12/2014 3:45:23 PM Divergence, for ANY view you will always find a number of economists disagreeing. But on c.....
» 4/12/2014 3:42:17 PM malthusista, I make no apologies for not treating a discussion website like a report or un.....
» 3/12/2014 5:40:48 PM Divergence, Though a higher population will increase pressure to divert parkland to human.....
» 3/12/2014 11:15:38 AM "So what is needed Aidan ? More debt ? Total debt of Australia is $5 trillion which i.....
» 3/12/2014 2:01:26 AM If you can't tell the difference between an argument that's actually circular and one that.....
» 2/12/2014 6:59:29 PM Jardine, The only circle I've gone in is repeating myself in more detail because I could s.....
» 2/12/2014 1:53:40 PM (continued) "Since the question is WHETHER government knows its use of resources is .....
» 2/12/2014 1:52:32 PM Jardine, "What if someone else doesn't agree with your opinions about what the price.....
» 2/12/2014 11:34:17 AM Joske, your claim that "All the labour saving changes we have become used to will be .....
» 2/12/2014 10:54:57 AM "One thing the IT industry does well is to enable efficiency. I have on my mantle pie.....
» 1/12/2014 10:13:53 PM Jardine, it's interesting to see you're now using SPHERICAL arguments (assuming that I'm j.....
» 1/12/2014 4:50:27 PM 579, "If Abbott gets defeated at the party ballot there will have to be a federal el.....
» 1/12/2014 4:48:21 PM Hasbeen, are you sure those "southern unionists" are from SA not Victoria? Far .....
» 1/12/2014 3:19:38 PM No Hasbeen I'm not kidding. Expertise is very important, and its loss by government shortt.....
» 1/12/2014 1:42:40 PM Jardine, "The blandishments of Tristan's open-ended belief in the State only ever mak.....
» 1/12/2014 1:27:08 PM David Johnston's under attack not for telling the truth but for making prejudiced comments.....
» 1/12/2014 12:12:36 PM Hasbeen, a higher population would make it easier to properly service national parks. ____.....
» 30/11/2014 11:13:53 PM Divergence, I agree we are damaging our global life support system, and agree with many of.....
» 30/11/2014 10:31:57 PM Clarification to the above: When I said... I do not support the use of guns and tasers in .....
» 30/11/2014 10:24:20 PM Jardine, I thought you'd given up on this thread. But considering the stupidity and circul.....
» 30/11/2014 10:11:07 PM Arjay I answered your question before you asked it: And despite what the twoofers claim, t.....
» 30/11/2014 11:39:54 AM Arjay, first you believe the CEC, now you're getting your information from twoofer website.....
» 30/11/2014 12:12:21 AM Constance, he was NOT one of the founders of Greenpeace, and he may have had a no nonsense.....
» 29/11/2014 5:19:32 PM No, Hasbeen, I'm not a teacher. And what I was questioning wasn't your claims about inadeq.....
» 29/11/2014 4:10:58 PM Despite overwhelming evidence and a confession, the article linked to makes the extraordin.....
» 29/11/2014 12:06:23 AM Hasbeen, regardless of the immigration rate there's absolutely no reason why full employme.....
» 28/11/2014 1:45:06 PM malthusista and Divergence, the unemployment and underemployment problem is down to econom.....
» 28/11/2014 12:28:27 PM Hasbeen, is there any evidence behind your claims? Or did you just base them on stereotype.....
» 25/11/2014 4:31:13 PM Shadow, If you've got the degrees you say you have, surely you have the critical thinking .....
» 25/11/2014 3:10:12 PM Divergence, "You and Yuyutsu are assuming that there is no problem if there is no arm.....
» 25/11/2014 2:46:25 PM DaS, "Aidan, China is doing very well with it thanks, It not require Geothermal heat,.....
» 25/11/2014 1:46:35 AM Shadow, I did specifically mention on this thread (over a week ago) that I support the us.....
» 24/11/2014 12:42:42 PM DaS, if the technology is as good as you say it is, I suggest contacting geothermal energy.....
» 23/11/2014 11:05:20 PM Hasbeen, whatever we do we're going to make the environment serve us. But it can serve us .....
» 23/11/2014 9:15:34 PM There's a huge amount of rubbish in this thread. 'Tis not our population that's unsustaina.....
» 23/11/2014 8:43:51 PM Hello DaS, "CO2 not above +33*C(70 Bar pressure)can be held as liquid," Correct,.....
» 23/11/2014 6:11:30 PM DaS, your post does not make sense. CO2 is never a low pressure liquid. And a bar isn't a .....
» 22/11/2014 11:13:36 PM Arjay, Even for your non representative sample of a beer and a hamburger, what the AVERAG.....
» 22/11/2014 5:20:22 PM Bazz - Austerity NEVER EVER aided an economy's recovery. It always did exactly what it'd .....
» 22/11/2014 4:49:49 PM Shadow, Firstly, I think I misunderstood one of your claims: when you said... "and t.....
» 22/11/2014 10:36:20 AM Arjay, as I said, you're writing is so incoherent that any attempt to explain it requires .....
» 22/11/2014 2:32:30 AM No Arjay, you're not a nutty conspirator, you're a conspiracy nut. A nutty conspirator wou.....
» 22/11/2014 2:00:34 AM Shadow, Rather than doubting my education, I suggest you reexamine your own assumptions. .....
» 21/11/2014 12:53:59 PM Shadow, I agree that the RBA is not a great lender, and this IMO is a policy flaw that sh.....
» 21/11/2014 12:33:13 PM Peter, I am prepared to enter into a rational debate. However I do have some reservations.....
» 21/11/2014 9:38:00 AM Arjay, you currently believe, based only on the claims of nutty conspiracy websites, that .....
» 21/11/2014 9:31:32 AM Shadow, Your ignorance of economics is epic. Most money creation is now done electronical.....
» 20/11/2014 2:42:51 PM Peter, YOU do not understand. I did not and would not claim that human ENERGY input was si.....
» 20/11/2014 10:02:31 AM Peter, renewables are certainly sustainable, giving a positive energy return even in cloud.....
» 19/11/2014 10:32:56 PM Arjay, far from trying to confuse the issue, I'm trying to end the confusion by telling th.....
» 19/11/2014 3:17:50 PM Shadow, you'll be even more stunned when you discover your own ignorance: The RBA is not a.....
» 19/11/2014 2:37:06 PM Armchair, devaluation is no longer a disruptive process. The markets control the value of .....
» 19/11/2014 1:44:52 PM Shadow, further to my previous posting, your 20% figure is wrong. The real data is graphed.....
» 19/11/2014 1:18:26 PM Armchair, the answer's very simple: the page http://humansarefree.com/2013/11/complete-lis.....
» 19/11/2014 11:11:15 AM Arjay if it's there in writing by the Financial Stability Board, why don't you provide a r.....
» 19/11/2014 2:33:07 AM SM, The ABC's anti-bias charter is not ignored, and does ensure lots of different viewpoi.....
» 18/11/2014 4:13:58 PM Bazz, if you've read the document, why do you keep making baseless claims that contradict .....
» 18/11/2014 3:22:05 PM Bazz, you misunderstand what the Financial Stability Board does. It did not seize any mone.....
» 18/11/2014 12:55:09 PM What you think you know is very different from the truth. It's the right "whingers&qu.....
» 18/11/2014 11:08:57 AM Rhostry, There's a serious error in your calculations. Firstly 1000 * 0.6% isn't 60% it's.....
» 18/11/2014 10:18:26 AM Arjay the global house of cards hypothesis is a myth. The ¥ has fallen not because of QE b.....
» 18/11/2014 2:11:13 AM Armchair, Nobody is proposing Cyprus style confiscation of bank deposits. And nor is the .....
» 17/11/2014 7:03:45 PM Arjay, I don't think the term "credible" really applies to a site dedicated to s.....
» 17/11/2014 5:18:31 PM Arjay, the CEC is a lunatic fringe political party who think everything's a British conspi.....
» 17/11/2014 11:19:58 AM Shadow, The link is a subscriber only page (and the usual trick of replacing theaustralia.....
» 16/11/2014 9:57:04 PM Hasbeen, Where on earth do you get the idea that high government debt forces up the price.....
» 16/11/2014 5:25:36 PM rehctub, I'm not presuming any one area will dominate. Australia has the potential to be c.....
» 16/11/2014 4:35:18 PM Shadow, I never said the coalition actually supported it, I said they subsequently claimed.....
» 16/11/2014 1:37:01 AM Shadow, The coalition may not have supported the "cash splash" at the time, but.....
» 15/11/2014 2:43:39 PM Shadow, Having economics as part of your degree doesn't count for much – after all, peopl.....
» 14/11/2014 10:16:27 AM SM, An austerity budget at a time of high unemployment is vacuous. It damages growth, so .....
» 13/11/2014 6:45:02 PM "So you think an austerity budget is a populist policy?" Not directly, but it's .....
» 13/11/2014 3:14:29 PM Shadow Minister, what good would restricting voters' choice be? After all, the Liberal and.....
» 13/11/2014 3:05:38 PM Rhosty, where did you get the idea that transmission losses were anywhere near 50%?.....
» 12/11/2014 7:32:05 PM chrisgaff1000, the FPTP system is EXTREMELY BAD for democracy. It benefits the big parties.....
» 12/11/2014 11:11:05 AM Whether he was worth voting for I couldn't say, because I don't know why the people who vo.....
» 12/11/2014 11:03:28 AM More R&D is certainly needed, but the cost of finance is arguably a bigger barrier. Renewa.....
» 11/11/2014 5:34:37 PM The major reforms China needs are all political not economic. There are some economic ref.....
» 10/11/2014 10:09:30 PM onthebeach "It is prudent risk management to [deny people the opportunity to get away.....
» 10/11/2014 9:16:09 PM Arjay my questions were not thetorical and my answers and comments are what I genuinely be.....
» 10/11/2014 7:37:03 PM What timezone are you in, spindoc? The topic of climate change I'm not at all new to. The.....
» 10/11/2014 2:09:43 PM onthebeach, "However immigration policy and intakes should not put the population and.....
» 10/11/2014 2:00:58 PM spindoc, there seem to be some serious gaps in your understanding: "The aircraft ana.....
» 9/11/2014 11:30:05 PM Arjay, 1) Why do you think money printing made anything worse? Surely the only think mone.....
» 9/11/2014 11:07:35 PM Jardine, I don't argue that paying tax and complying with law is voluntary. You are lying.....
» 9/11/2014 5:58:23 PM Outrider, There's not really any need to read the book. Watching the film should be suffic.....
» 9/11/2014 4:31:38 PM The experience and warnings of European countries are certainly relevant to Australia, but.....
» 9/11/2014 1:44:11 AM Jardine – No, our differences are down to the fact that you're taking theoretical princip.....
» 8/11/2014 1:54:20 PM Jon J, I think the lack of responses is because this article is uncontroversial and compre.....
» 8/11/2014 1:36:14 PM Arjay, what makes you think that a) The Western system will collapse? b) China and Russia .....
» 8/11/2014 1:17:33 PM The best solution is a broad based land value tax. That would enable Australia to dispense.....
» 6/11/2014 11:05:55 PM Hasbeen, don't be too quick to discount the link between stomach ulcers and stress. Althou.....
» 6/11/2014 12:19:47 PM [Repost with error corrected] Development that leaves future generations worse off may be.....
» 6/11/2014 12:15:06 PM Development that leaves future generations worse off may be "Progress" but it's .....
» 5/11/2014 1:26:49 AM Jardine, "There's no such thing as a right to attack and rape people, remember? Idiot.....
» 4/11/2014 10:30:45 PM The US dollar's domination of the world financial system has little to do with oil — it's .....
» 4/11/2014 7:47:39 PM As oil prices are determined in real time, it doesn't really make much difference what cur.....
» 4/11/2014 1:13:23 AM Jardine, "I can’t see how you can’t see that you’re caught in a self-contradiction th.....
» 3/11/2014 2:56:26 PM Jardine Like most capitalists, I recognise the need for law and order and support the limi.....
» 3/11/2014 1:49:23 AM Jardine, what I'm contradicting isn't myself, it's the stuff you falsely accuse me of beli.....
» 1/11/2014 11:26:59 PM "'For a start, I don't have access to that much capital!' That’s because the masses a.....
» 1/11/2014 11:00:20 PM Jardine - "You haven’t a) taken any externalities into account in units of a lowest c.....
» 1/11/2014 1:53:06 PM Jardine Your restating an absurd claim doesn't mean we've established it, it merely means.....
» 31/10/2014 10:17:11 AM runner – "Social justice is giving everyone a fair go ' very sweeping statement Aidan.....
» 30/10/2014 11:02:38 PM Jardine (continued) "At best, your arguments against capitalism would only amount to .....
» 30/10/2014 10:59:34 PM Jardine – Firstly let's get one thing straight: I do not support rape under any circumstan.....
» 30/10/2014 9:05:44 PM Jay – "In the first minute of the video Aurini said you'd say that ;)" No he did.....
» 30/10/2014 4:26:31 PM Jay - Why do you link to the silly rants of someone who doesn't even know what social just.....
» 30/10/2014 10:33:43 AM I'm not sure whether this article's deliberately deceptive or just plain stupid! Fossil fu.....
» 29/10/2014 3:22:21 PM Jardine, your ridiculous accusation of my having lost the argument shows a serious deficie.....
» 29/10/2014 11:08:58 AM Yuyutsu, I did mention that there were exceptions such as for the purpose of child protec.....
» 28/10/2014 8:23:04 PM Jardine – I'm referring to your false assumptions that I'm trying to force people into su.....
» 28/10/2014 2:25:29 PM If you started thinking critically rather than getting your opinions from the morons at mi.....
» 28/10/2014 1:52:49 PM Jardine, "You answer my prior questions first. They prove there’s no argument for me.....
» 28/10/2014 9:49:59 AM This is not unique to Australia. The Kiwis have a similar situation......
» 27/10/2014 6:16:57 PM Jardine - "Stop trying to evade the question and just have the intellectual honesty t.....
» 27/10/2014 2:56:47 PM Loudmouth, After what the Soviets did, I'm not surprised. As I said in my original post i.....
» 27/10/2014 12:43:29 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Socialism can be implemented by normal democratic means. It does not requir.....
» 26/10/2014 3:32:52 PM JKJ (continued) As for your claim that "They never urge for the dismantling of the c.....
» 26/10/2014 3:30:43 PM JKJ, my sticking to your agenda would be futile, because your arguments rely on loosely de.....
» 26/10/2014 12:08:26 PM Yuyutsu, your rely to Jardine makes no sense.First you say you want people to be hanged, t.....
» 25/10/2014 11:34:44 PM JKJ, I think I see the problem. Would I be correct in deducing that because of the self op.....
» 25/10/2014 11:03:59 AM Loudmouth – It may have escaped your attention, but no political movement has a monopoly o.....
» 25/10/2014 1:58:51 AM JKJ – I've identified many of your logical errors, but so far I don't seem to be able to .....
» 24/10/2014 3:45:09 PM Loudmouth – Like every economic philosophy, socialism is a collection of features that we.....
» 24/10/2014 1:02:07 PM Experience may not beat logic, but it can certainly highlight logical errors, and your arg.....
» 24/10/2014 3:04:07 AM JKJ, You're conflating different meanings of "governments". Just because the exe.....
» 23/10/2014 4:09:36 PM "Well if it can't do it at all, it can't do it well, can it?" Of course, but the.....
» 23/10/2014 11:33:44 AM JKJ, you're being rather disingenuous here. I have not made any assumption of intrinsic su.....
» 22/10/2014 11:07:57 AM Seriously Rhrosty, the gold standard? ? ? ? You want to take currency valuation away from .....
» 21/10/2014 10:17:16 PM This article is based on ideology not practicality — a public monopoly is far easier to re.....
» 21/10/2014 12:08:15 AM JKJ Infrastructure differs from other capital goods by being geographically fixed. A seco.....
» 20/10/2014 11:38:27 AM Jardine K. Jardine, the answer to your first question is "in your head". In real.....
» 19/10/2014 4:15:06 PM Barry, do you appreciate the irony of your own article? Maoists were (and are) even more p.....
» 18/10/2014 11:10:34 AM plerdsus's post reminds me of the joke abut taxing penis length http://www.ebaumsworld.com.....
» 16/10/2014 7:21:58 PM Rhosty, your proposed tax would be far more of a handbrake on the economy than the existin.....
» 16/10/2014 4:43:31 PM It's another idiotic article reinforcing the myths that balanced budgets equate to fiscal .....
» 9/10/2014 10:06:47 PM Hasbeen, it's a very long shot to call the people in those occupations "work shy".....
» 9/10/2014 10:05:33 PM Malcolm, I'm a bit puzzled by your comments about specialist loans in SA not having been a.....
» 7/10/2014 11:59:28 PM Malcolm, I do mean South Australia. Over the past 25 years Australian interest rates have .....
» 7/10/2014 11:05:43 PM JBowyer, that stereotype of socialists comes from people who've never attempted to underst.....
» 7/10/2014 8:36:57 PM JBowyer, I understand how you could think that anyone who would use the term "idle&qu.....
» 7/10/2014 1:26:27 PM JBowyer, higher interest rates benefit the idle rich while making it harder for those who .....
» 6/10/2014 2:01:54 PM Malcolm, the truth may appear odd because you've fallen for the economic myths that the Li.....
» 5/10/2014 2:14:13 PM Struth, what a silly article! It criticises The Advertiser for not being a newspaper, but.....

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