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    Sorry, I shouldn't be posting in this thread because I 'haven't been around for 40 something years, in that time running a business yadda yadda yadda'.

    Just a fine little example of Burgey respecting someone else's right to comment on politics:

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    Lol.. The far left.. Just when you think the debate can't get worse, the white whale lobs in. I've spent more time running a business of my own than you have staring at women in night clubs. So spare me the "far left" tag.
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    Kohli. Do something in test cricket for once please.

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    Nothing personal though I'm sure. He's a saint after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Nothing personal though I'm sure. He's a saint after all.
    The white whale being a reference to his avatar tbf. I've not met him.

    I'm no saint mate, but I'm quite happy to discuss/ debate issues. The very moment someone disagrees with you and your capacious ego, or indeed calls you on something, they get abuse. You've raised one substantive argument this arvo, namely "millions" were "wasted" on the BER, a project worth tens of billions of dollars.

    Anyway, the real issue here is the Swans are going ****house and won't get within 100 of Collingwood on Saturday night. The really apalling waste in this country is the Swans' in front of goal.
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    I think someone put it best in Crikey this morning, that the Government really needs to shut up.

    Get the head down, and lock some things in place.

    And for goodness sake they need to stop making premature announcements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I think someone put it best in Crikey this morning, that the Government really needs to shut up.

    Get the head down, and lock some things in place.

    And for goodness sake they need to stop making premature announcements.
    They move on from one thing to the other too quickly it seems. And they react all the time instead of setting the narrative. It plays into Abbott's hands, and he's playing it well.

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    I don't think you will win big plaudits just for avoiding a recession by borrowing lots of money, but should rather be getting them for how well designed the package was. I.e. as it currently sits, it should phase out over this year while an expected boom in mining investment is going to see a big boost in private sector spending. This should lead to job creation to replace those that will be lost when the stimulus programs halt all the while bringing the budget back to 'surplus.' That takes good management and to keep unemployment low during the process and was key to preventing some of the uncosted results of a recession.


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    And there we have it folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I've got one...

    Like CW, last night's Q&A was proof there's no self importance quite like young self importance.
    Very true unfortunately.

    Whose idea was it to invite Fuzzy onto the show? The woman speaks in thought bubbles. And that Kogan guy was clearly a computer hacker who put his name on the panel, despite knowing nothing about anything else other than conspiracy theories from watching Zeitgeist. All the Twitter comments about Josh Thomas reflected everything Lindsay Tanner said about people's obsession with celebrity over substance.

    Leaving out the 5 minutes or so in total James Paterson spent talking, I'm going to say it was the biggest waste of 55 minutes I've had in quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The show is also going to be shown in schools apparently.
    I reckon the should've called the show 'No R's Ark'.

    Was good viewing...the bogan from western Sydney provided some entertainment too. Did she set a world record for how many ****s she could fit into one monologue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Building multi million dollar primary school cloakrooms?
    Helping private schools build helipads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    Helping private schools build helipads?
    you don't expect us to drive to school do you...?

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    Hockey's work on Twitter today

    Outstanding. What a legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson View Post
    Very true unfortunately.

    Whose idea was it to invite Fuzzy onto the show? The woman speaks in thought bubbles. And that Kogan guy was clearly a computer hacker who put his name on the panel, despite knowing nothing about anything else other than conspiracy theories from watching Zeitgeist. All the Twitter comments about Josh Thomas reflected everything Lindsay Tanner said about people's obsession with celebrity over substance.

    Leaving out the 5 minutes or so in total James Paterson spent talking, I'm going to say it was the biggest waste of 55 minutes I've had in quite some time.
    I didn't watch it fearing it would turn out something like this... easily the low points of the show when it does this IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Hockey's work on Twitter today

    Outstanding. What a legend.
    Haha just saw, WAG.
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    Mitch Johnson is ****ing awesome for cricket.
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    Ponting's ability to ton up in the first innings of a series should not be understated. So much pressure, so important. What a great!

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    I was wondering where that had gone.



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