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Talking to businesses, they can’t get staff or materials. The RE agent to sell my place did a no show, and the agent from M N Coast property didn’t bother to ring back, presumably already has an offer. The wife didn’t like it anyhow as it had a “estate” look about it. Property frenzy M N Coast hotting up, quick to sell. Methinks we missed the boat and just have to ride it down when the roaring turns to groaning. GavinMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:45 am Many people are convinced boom times ahead for everything. I was talking to another car enthusiast who is convinced 90s Japanese market cars won’t fall in value now. https://youtu.be/cgkIljZTI0U Video makes a compelling case but I remain unconvinced that things are only up from here. OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 2:31 am There may be more taper tantrums forcing bond yields up https://www.cnbc.com/quotes/US10Y Printing money allows things to be hidden. In the old days, there’d be soup kitchens everywhere. After a collapse in markets, things take off and all the deferred payment from the previous money printing is robbed from bank accounts by currency devaluation via price inflation. MountainGuinMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:46 am I’m dealing with alot of smart folk at work who are cemented to the idea of economic growth recovering and rba keeping rates low. Thier mind seem blown by even considering a small probability of a different outcome and they glaze over when shown rising yields or news of NZ rates going up. The cult of Australian exceptionalism is strong ZuluMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:26 pm Seems to be their opposite to a depression currently, boom times, thanks to Joshie’s misdirected stimulus. I can’t see rates rising by much unless something major happens CB’s will fight it. Can see more a Japanification with Argentine tendencies future for Australia ie low rates, low commodity income, low growth & falling behind other developed economies due to high housing debt/prices, decades of governments poor policies. Though if Evergrande contagion spreads through Chinese housing then a depression might be likely. C'est de la folieMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:13 pm In 2006, 2007 and 2008 I was chief business editor in a newsroom of a 24 hour tv news channel. What I am seeing now has a similar feel – almost a sort of mania in a financial sense, prices rising for everything. Then in early 2007 a US company called New Century Financial fell over in March or so 2007 – it had been a prominent no income no job have a home loan provider. Most observers didnt twig to it being that significant. Over the next year or so – through the demise of a couple of Bear Stearns funds later that year, and a mounting tide of warning signs the financial markets went into overdrive and prices for everything went nuts. At one point the Russian state was raking in a few billion dollars a day off oil as prices went north of 145 bucks a barrel, but everything – potash coal zinc, gold you name it – went bananas for a while. Then Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns went post existence. Ford and GM were carried on biers into the US Congress and came out with a TARP Program which bailed everything out and never laid a hand on those who had wagered everything on evil in the hope that they were too big to fail. Capitalism, as we once knew it, morphed into Zombie capitalism somewhere about there. It has remained on state controlled monetary life support ever since. All that time the policy discussion has been about how to reinvigorate it, bring back animal spirits, and get ‘real’ investment happening again, in the face of overwhelming evidence all the measures to achieve that have essentially been feeding capitalism to itself. As far as I am concerned it is time to switch off the life support for the ‘market’ and the ‘system’ and plough what resources we have – state resources – into people. To help people kick the addiction to the ‘market’ which has been ideologically imposed on them by their politicians. From here we will go mania again, and again we wont get enough thrust to lift the system into being self sustaining and it collapse back again into being on life support. And at some point not far away people in control will start to twig ‘we arent going to get this off the ground again’ and start thinking about how they get out or about how the societies they represent get out. The game from here is about how plausible they are and about how far they peeve off the punterariat. And that game now has a good dollop of Covid Management in the mix as well. Sharpen the pitchforks….. MathiasMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 3:18 pm +1 > As far as I am concerned it is time to switch off the life support for the ‘market’ and the ‘system’ and plough what resources we have – state resources – into people. To help people kick the addiction to the ‘market’ which has been ideologically imposed on them by their politicians. > From here we will go mania again, and again we wont get enough thrust to lift the system into being self sustaining and it collapse back again into being on life support. And at some point not far away people in control will start to twig ‘we arent going to get this off the ground again’ and start thinking about how they get out or about how the societies they represent get out. GavinMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:29 pm I agree it all feels incredibly late stage bubble markets right about now… But I’ve been saying that for 5+ years. reusachtigeMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:04 am LOLOLOL! What is wrong with you people? It’s super boom times, plain as day, and some freak says something like that? Like, seriously retarded. Again, LOLOLOL!!!! AlexDMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 6:36 pm “Prosperity is just around the corner.” 😉 Someone ElseMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:27 am The sun will come out tomorrow… MathiasMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 4:23 am From my point of view, it looks like NSW / VIC has become its own cult and the rest of Australia is just an externalised class. It also looks like ‘dirty politics’ is seeing NSW trying to capture and control ACT. MathiasMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:26 am The old people I know are suffering health issues. Back problems as far as the eye can see ( apparently labor work kills your back as you get older ). The young people I see are so disengaged from society that they just dont give a sh*t anymore. So when the oldies die or end up in wheel chairs ( which doesnt look all that far away ), we’ve got an entire young generation that just doesnt give a fck anymore. They’ve been socially bullied and oestricised on purpose that now its like, yeah whatever. I was never part of this society anyway. But everythings okay, because a few people and media keep telling us, ” Its all going great. “. We’ve got the boobs on TV telling us how wonderful stuff is as we talk about cute koalas and stupid crap to try and keep our brains amused. If I didnt know better, I’d look out my window and say our Labor Force is so buggered that we are close to a recession. Its really just a question of who gets to bully who in Australian Society as to what the truthe is… and how long we can kick the can until sooner or later, something implodes. The stats say there is a buildup of wealth in households. Im sure thats only ‘certain’ households where that money is going. Everything looks great… as long as you only consider NSW and VIC. The moment you include other states of Australia, you begin to realise Australias not so great. NSW / VIC are isolating themselves away from the rest of Australia and acting as if they are the only two Australian states that actually matter to Australia. Im shocked that all the other Australian States havent just pulled themselves out of the Federation to start a new Country… and to leave NSW / VIC to fend for themselves. Its pretty clear that every state in Australia ( except NSW / VIC ) isnt getting anything out of being part of this Federation. Its just fluffing up NSW / VIC who then turn around and neglect the rest of the country. If your in NSW / VIC then you have bragging rights to just how wonderful everything is. If your anywhere else in Australia, there’s literally no reason to be part of this Federation. The problems bigger then just WA’s Iron Ore. WA and QLD ( Australias Money States ) are effectively getting sick and tired of NSW / VICs bullsh*t. Im surprised the two states havent just banded together and left the federation entirely to go there own way. If a referendum was called tommorrow, I’d vote QLD to leave the Australian Federation and start its own Country. We dont need NSW / VIC any longer. My guess is the other Australian States would vote to leave too. NSW/VIC would be on its own then. arescarti42MEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:37 am Yawn. NSW and Vic subsidise the government services in those other states to the tune of billions of dollars a year, with the exception of WA during mining booms, however it is historically a net recipient from other states. Without NSW and Vic, the other states would form a nation of economic basket cases, and WA would become a Chinese client state. MathiasMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm Sounds great. Lets do it then. Absolute BeachMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 11:17 am I’m all in Mr. Mathias! Make Queensland a country. I would vote for that. ITAgMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 6:39 am Great painting. I can just imagine the Bruz and Dom P out there with their brothers in their moleskins and RMs 🙁 Why do [email protected] politicians and financial types think wearing moleskins/RMs puts them at one with the public who cannot afford them? From yesterday. Why do we need the ADF in Vic , not use private hospitals? Obviously the private hospitals have not paid enough money to the LNP to get on the same gravy train as doctors, pharmacists and vaccine suppliers. Also they must be wanting their normal very high charge rates (mostly covered by private health insur now). The Gov cannot afford to pay their full rates – now a stand-off. The private hospital system is what you get when the hospital can pick and choose their self-insured patients. In Oz, if you are really sick, you go to the public health system for the best care! LeMon3MEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:42 am I agree that’s a good landscape for Bruz et al to be pictured in, given that it’s a shattered landscape deviod of any life and that “creek” is an erosion gully. Symbolic of Bruz and his mining company/agribusiness sponsors’ treatment of any land they consider has value under it and fcuk the koalas. /rant ChinajimMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:39 pm 1 It’s full of bullsh!t too. C'est de la folieMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:11 am The Creek in question – and I agree with LeMon3 it is stressed environmentally – was somewhere near Yae Victoria GingerMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 7:17 am Yea. I had a bit to do with a fine wool enterprise at Highlands near Yea. reusachtigeMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:09 am I’ve determined that our society’s number one enemy at the moment, and severely so due to their current destructiveness in trying to break us apart, are those fear mongering pseudo-scientists calling themselves “epidemiologists”. Pr1cks!!! https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/expert-fears-victorias-plan-to-reopen-as-cases-peak-will-cause-spike-in-deaths-and-hospitalisation/news-story/e3444bd54b471b3e82ec6cdfd8de7fed Almost always from some sick “University” proving once again that academics have no place in the real world. Honestly, they have been 100% wrong with their sick fears yet they keep getting a platform in the media to spread their total and utter bullsh1t. Propertyologists = good Epidemiologists = bad Rant/almost over ITAgMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:18 am and, proctologists 🙂 The Penske FileMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:27 am I’m so over “experts”. She was right in May… we will need a lock down as long as two weeks. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-27/melbourne-epidemiologist-nancy-baxter-predicts-lockdown/13361468 BrettMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:12 am The only doctor I listen to is Dr Andrew Wilson. This includes when seeking medical advice. I particularly recommended him for treating erectile dysfunction and haemorrhoids. JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:28 am hahaha Camden HavenMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:27 am Emil Kalinowski suggested NZ rate hike and hot money out flows are related. Worth a look at George Gammon Camden HavenMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:05 am https://youtu.be/Bbr_DylOgQA HoodyMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:18 am . World food prices are up year on year by 32.8% in September, according to today’s UN Food and Agriculture Organization index (for globally traded foods). In the U.S., prices for cropland and inputs are soaring. Farmland sale prices in Iowa, for example, are setting new records every month, after rising 10% year on year. In August, there was an all-time record price of $22,300 per acre, but this week came a new record of $26,200 per acre. For fertilizers, five of the eight major types rose 5% in price from August to September; potash jumped up 13%. So what is the next step in the inflation story? Mining BoganMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:22 am The next step is to look through it. Then they’ll run into it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv5NS1nIhsQ JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:29 am Applause, sir. ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:24 am That’s some real inflation there for ya. Asset price inflation is nothing by comparison OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:05 am Victoria records highest daily tally of 1,965 cases of COVID-19 and five deaths https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-09/victoria-covid-wrap-october-9/100526504 OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:19 am Lebanon’s ‘economic war’ sees mass exodus of skilled workers, devastating health sector https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-09/mass-exodus-lebanon-skilled-workers-amid-economic-collapse/100524158 haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:51 am Yeah they’re all moving to Greenacre. ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:04 pm Don’t be a racialist Harry. I’ve heard they are all moving into that opal tower. Cheap appartments I’m told. Heaps cheap bruv! You work near there don’t ya? Maybe you should buy there instead of tying to be an inner city Newtown hipster. We could go riding together! https://twitter.com/ermoplumber/status/1446641965123006466?s=21 haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:52 pm In totally unrelated news I took the bike out of the shed yesterday. Also I bought the boat, so you me booma and Ph007 can go for a sail at Christmas. ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:49 pm I’m in! JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 3:32 pm @haz are you gunna tow it with the E85? boomengineeringMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:56 pm Good to see you onyerbike have you got cyclique or was that a Mob. I’m in as well OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:32 am Australian Catholics are having a reckoning moment. Here’s what young believers think https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-09/catholic-church-plenary-council-and-what-young-believers-think/100523798 OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:39 am IS-K claims responsibility for Afghan suicide bombing that killed at least 46 at Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-08/explosion-in-kunduz-mosque-afghanistan-kills-worshipers/100526382 LSWCHPMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:37 pm Good on IS-K! And good on the Taliban! May they massacre each other in droves for years to come until there’s none of them left. OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:42 am China calls for huge boost in coal output at Inner Mongolia mines to fight power crunch https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-08/china-calls-for-boost-in-coal-output-to-fight-power-crunch/100526158 OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:51 am Winners and losers from home loan crackdown: Aussie John gives verdict https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10067027/Winners-losers-APRA-home-loan-crackdown-Aussie-founder-John-Symond-giving-verdict.html OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:06 am https://amp.smh.com.au/politics/federal/don-t-get-over-exuberant-rba-issues-warning-on-property-prices-20211008-p58ye6.html OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:10 am https://www.domain.com.au/news/victorian-homebuyer-fund-shared-equity-scheme-to-allow-property-purchases-with-a-small-deposit-1093948/ The Peoples Houses, proudly brought to you by the central bureau of communist central planning, using the Peoples Money (taxpayers) OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:32 pm 73% of Workers Surveyed Are Considering Quitting https://www.impomag.com/home/video/21759794/73-of-workers-surveyed-are-considering-quitting TailorTrashMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:23 am A question for any experts HTF does a submarine with some of the most Sophisticated electronic eyes available bump into a huge solid object in the deep ? Giant stealth squid ? https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-demanding-answers-over-us-nuclear-sub-underwater-collision-indo-pacific-waters OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:35 am A rocky mound with lots of loose kelp or sea grasses may absorb the soanar instead of reflecting well. Ground proximity radar on planes has the same problem with dense undergrowth forests. Might have been a whale too Someone ElseMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:52 am They wouldn’t have been using active sonar, not with the PLAN around. It could have been as pedestrian as hitting a shipping container…or something selacious: They could have hit the bottom while tapping cables, bumped into a sizable drone or their own swimmer mini-sub, made up a cover story to justify running slow and noisy after ‘retrieving’ something, it could be anything Or they angered Kthulu. JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:33 am Salacious…they were cruising? Someone ElseMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:30 am In the navy… OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:31 pm Active soanar normally high intensity pings. They could be using continuous wave doppler which is a bit less obvious, and it attenuates with distance. Only guessing JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:35 pm Turn left left? Yes, left. where, here? no, no next one. (starts to turn left) NO NO I said left, turn left!! This is left! No not that left – the other left! fkn ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:52 am Yanks need to release loads of those little automatic mapping drones in SCS like the Chinese ones that keep washing up else Chinese will know every nook & cranny while the Yanks can’t even see a mountain. 😉 LSWCHPMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:43 pm Subs don’t transmit, because being quiet is their main advantage. Transmitting on active sonar would be like sailing around with a big flashing sign saying “Kill Me Now”, so they listen for other sources of noise like engines, props, marine life etc. A submerged shipping container, or any other silent inanimate object would be invisible. OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:20 pm A sub could transmit whale noises or any number of imitations and map the terrain from echos. The ocean is very noisy with lots of clutter. LSWCHPMEMBER October 11, 2021 at 8:28 am Given that the cost is potentially an underwater collision involving the loss of nuclear submarine and its crew, don’t you think that if they could do those things, they would? And yet it appears that they don’t. JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:32 am Great set of links and pic thanks Gunna. Hadn’t realised Streeton was born in Geetroit. ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:18 pm Propa art that is. JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:22 pm I like it when you can see what it is. TailorTrashMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:36 pm Straight to the pool room ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 6:08 pm I don’t think I’d be pulling down my pictures of smoking dogs playing pool and cards for a picture of an eroded bloody outback creek mate. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 6:52 pm What about your crying clowns on velvet? TailorTrashMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:35 pm ….and definitely not the velvet Elvis … haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:37 pm And that’s not a euphonium for your thingy. JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:34 pm Funnily enough, I am about to go for a walk around Sirius Cove and Bradley’s Head in Sydney where Streeton had his Curlew Camp. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curlew_Camp JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:36 pm I’ve heard funnier. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:50 pm It’s the way he tells ’em. JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm Shut up. No you haven’t. call me ArtieMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:17 pm Jason. I trust you have to travel there to do the walk. If you live there I hate you cnut. I lived in Castle Cove for a couple of years in early 2000s (renting). Middle Harbour is an incredible part of the world. Also lived in Milsons Point, Bondi, Roseville before that, back in the early ’80s. I really loved Sydney back then. But now I am living in the Victorian High Country and it’s good. I doubt I’d like Sydney now. JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:20 pm My teenage son goes fishing in Middle Harbour a couple of times a week. It would be a lot cleaner than it was in the 80s! JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:44 pm Water for free in a fkn desert. Cui bono? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-08/singleton-station-water-licence-indigenous-sacred-sites/100471044 TailorTrashMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:45 pm Might have to bring in a levy to replace the sand every few years https://amp.9news.com.au/article/0aa910d8-ed04-4489-97a8-8d56fb04c745 haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 12:58 pm Oh noes! The “other place” is down! JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:26 pm DM? Tried to negotiate too many dangerous curves? haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:47 pm No, the place that shall not be named. JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:54 pm Now, let’s not start othering. The Travelling Phantom October 9, 2021 at 6:11 pm It might have collaped from the lack of usage, 5 people keep commenting to each other lol BrettMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:03 pm I try to avoid linking to ZH, but here goes… https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/catastrophic-property-sales-mean-chinas-worst-case-scenario-now-play So when US housing crashed, we got the GFC. What happens if China housing crashes? JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:44 pm Presumably this is what “common prosperity” means – “let as many people bear the cost as possible” BrettMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:08 pm Well if he’s trying to equalise wealth and rebalance their economy, he’d get my vote. WhatcouldgowrongMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:29 pm 70% of private wealth is in property. It basically can’t happen, if the CCP wants to retain any control. They’ll find a way out. GavinMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:26 pm War! Is always the answer. ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 1:50 pm Yes, of the 5 possible solutions only 2 are in play, 4th is lost decade type thing which Xi won’t go for as that means not achieving most of his targets, so that leaves 5, nationalism & war, the seeds of which they have been sowing for years inside China. HoodyMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:35 pm https://aumanufacturing.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dc513fc035ff59e8742375fb9&id=1241df25c5&e=a2075ba173 Can WA people give any on the ground insight to the above? haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 1:42 pm So, time to add brickies to the visa list of skilled occupations with shortages? ColinMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 3:46 pm I’ve wondered if they’ve been a bit slow to the draw compared to 3D house printing that’s being done OS……? JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 4:39 pm They’d melt on most Perth summer days I reckon. ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 1:38 pm They’ll have to work at night like back home! 😉 haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 4:52 pm Nothin’ suss! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-09/federal-court-blow-griffin-coal-mine-collie/100525704 haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 4:58 pm Of course, we could just make our own. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-09/us-to-sell-12-attack-helicopters-to-australia-aukus-/100526744 . . .Ahahahahhaahhhahahahhahahalolollollll1llLl11o111. *sigh* haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:01 pm DM is racialist! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10074723/Chinese-developer-defect-plagued-apartment-project-collapse-leaving-homeowners-scared.html Here’s a link for you, ermo. https://www.2gb.com/mob-cries-racism-real-estate-agent-stood-down-after-pressure-from-chinese-community/ JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:09 pm ‘Nobody will want to buy them at market price’. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:26 pm Then let the market decide the price! Ahahahhahaaalololol1111!1!!!11!!. Oh deary me I’m having a good laugh this arvo. *heavy sigh* ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:27 pm I have many Chinese Customers. Never have I seen one of them owning or driving a Chinese made Car. Is this a form of self loathing like all that white privilege shtick we hear uttered by trendy, inner city, Bourgeois Anglos? JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm Hmmm…have you ever seen them driving a black X5? ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:39 pm Not as popular as the Mercedes equivalent (always black) at school drop offs but about equally as popular as them 4×4 porches also mostly in For the more impoverished Chinese in my area they seem to be into Toyota Camrys but don’t seem to care about getting black ones as much. Seems like the Japs and their German allies have been forgiven for the Rape of Nanking/Nanjing JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:25 pm The only people that drive G-Wagon 63s in my area are of Chinese heritage. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:50 pm Why would you even say G-Wagon? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIgQxey0SQ haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:51 pm Fvkc you Jason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDFVkS0AkOc JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:11 pm Post Malone probably wrote those lyrics when driving around Dubai. ITAgMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 6:07 pm It’s all about face. Most Chinese I have known (from working in China, and see here in Golden Mountain, GW)) like to portray themselves as successful by the cars they and how they lunch out. It has to be German SUVs or, at a pinch, a Lexus. Also diesel even though they probably have trouble with their DPFs with the low kms. In most cases, they would fit the Oz definition as being [email protected] I will have to explain this to the 30ish Chinese tradie over the road whose wife drives an X5. desmodromicMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 6:58 am Like the Brits, do they attach boot badges from better models of the make in a vain effort to impress? ITAgMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 7:49 am No, the really cool ones take all the badges off (meaning a black respray), and just leave the blue stripes for M series on. Of course, the front side windows are tinted illegally so the police always have a reason to book them and cannot see the driver is a 35 yo trendy woman peering through the steering wheel. ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm Can’t be racist if his reasons are the CCP’s persecution of people in Tibet, Xinjiang or falun gongers etc. Good on him for having some standards & not supporting an oppressive government. LSWCHPMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:51 pm I avoid Chinese sh1t whenever I can. The only evidence that Covid wasn’t made in a Chinese lab is that it’s still working 2 years later. Mining BoganMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:40 pm I’m watching the Brisbane rugby league A grade grand final on Facebook. Valleys v Wests, two off the oldest clubs. 140kg big boppers who can’t move sideways. 80kg stringbean wingers that run like the wind. Skilful playmakers that can’t catch a ball to save their lives. Commentators openly laughing. Yet its a cracking game. I love park footy. OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:47 pm https://www.businessinsider.com/us-sells-2-aircraft-carriers-1-cent-each-2021-10?amp OsirisMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 5:50 pm https://www.9news.com.au/national/prospective-homeowners-turning-to-tiny-homes-as-melbourne-housing-prices-skyrocket/44cd00a8-734e-4505-9050-465a0a7978d3 ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 1:24 pm They could have chucked them in for free when we bought the subs ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm We Plumbers do a lot more than just fixing leaks and chokes in peoples homes. We help repair relationships as well, https://youtu.be/SP7I-0edJiY reusachtigeMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:17 pm Yeah by cleaning the pipes! (choking included) JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:22 pm I think I’ve seen that movie. Failed Baby BoomerMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 7:29 am Hey Ermo, I always wonder if plumbers get to service lonely and sex starved housewives. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 7:42 pm I can’t help but think Maxi has been shabbily treated by CA. When you see what he can do. He could be like Pants in the indias team. Note Maxi was one of the few to make a century in the last tour of the subcontinent. https://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/royal-challengers-bangalore-defy-to-odds-to-secure-in-unbelievable-ipl-victory/news-story/73ababe9151b979d8065c6adbeb55758 JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:23 pm If he was less of a dick he would have had a longer run. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:01 pm And pup wasn’t a d!ck? JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:05 pm Langer wasnt coach. Plus Pup was world class. Maxie is a curiosity. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 10:42 pm OK I’ll be back tomorrow, I can’t refute high art, and the puppy at the same time. karlooMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:09 pm https://www.macrovoices.com/1014-macrovoices-292-russell-napier-knock-on-effects-of-secular-inflation If you find some spare time, very good Russell Napier. The sound is not good, but there is the transcript. haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:24 pm Hey where you been? Listening to any new stuff? Footsie’s Sparks obsession is dire. karlooMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:26 pm Stockholm boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjL7D33xpS4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLl1qpDL7YA call me ArtieMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 8:55 pm Regarding the painting. The thing about landscape painting is that most people think it’s good if the artist can make an image that looks like a believable representation of the landscape they were looking at. Fair enough. But that’s not high art. It’s just journeyman competence. Art is making us see things with open eyes. Understand things differently. Re-examine our beliefs. As far as landscape as a genre goes, it may mean seeing a universal truth expressed in a scene then painting that scene in a way that the universal truth becomes visible to the new viewer and some internal happiness or change may happen. Have a look at this bloke’s work, which has been reviewed in major dailies several times (how I discovered it). https://www.brightspace.com.au/artists/malcolm-gartside/ haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:19 pm Artie that sounds a bit [email protected], or dare I say it Oscaresque (and I love Oscar but he was a little – superior). http://mason.gmu.edu/~rnanian/Wilde-Preface.html “Wenn ich Kultur höre … entsichere ich meinen Browning!” One of the most sublime creators in music in the last 50 years (Cobain) can not be regarded as high art. His palette was limited and he was untutored and rough. Yet he created about 5 pieces of immortal art. With the same tools available to everyone else. The point I am making is profane art is at least as valid as “high” art, as it tends to be stripped of the cultural artifice which surrounds “high” art, like flies on a sh!t. PS my favourite book ever is The Picture of Dorian Gray. But even as he finished it, Oscar envisioned it as a triumph of art. And I’m pretty sure he wasn’t putting it into the profane category. PPS I have every version of Dorian, plus the Harvard (https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674066311) JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:28 pm Which version do you recommend? haroldusMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:43 pm Probably the final novel version, that has all the verses. He had to take some out in other versions as they were a little “purple”. But there is a lot more story in the removed chapters. Seriously, it is a great novel. And you can read it in a few hours. JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:44 pm ta call me ArtieMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:22 pm Agree with what you say. I was being a 4 red wine [email protected] Without all the words, I still find Australian representational landscape painting generally lacking in real artistic merit. It’s mostly of the feel nice, wish I was there genre. Nirvana features in my record collection (yes, 12″ vinyl records). My favorite is Unplugged. Then Nevermind. In Utero is really quite demanding and unsettling for me. JohnRMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 9:44 pm After that preamble I thought you were going to make us look at a live installation featuring a menstruating artist knitting an iconoclastic Shroud of Turin out of his [email protected], not some pictures of a bloody tree! call me ArtieMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:16 pm Well, I was trying to keep my examples in the realm of representational landscapes. Comparing like against like, you see? Anyway, see above to Harry, I was guilty of [email protected] JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:22 pm He wasn’t that harsh, and any time there’s a discussion about art there is going to be accusations of frotting and masturbation. I’d just say it’s a very personal thing – if whatever it is moves you and engages the thoughts/senses, then it’s art. One of those things that changes through life too. I don’t know what he meant about Cobain. ps I reckon this Oscar character is a bit how ya goin’ call me ArtieMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm True enough, again. By the way, with the “trees”. What I see when I look at those paintings is a metaphor for loneliness, alienation and the slow injury that the slings and arrows of fate cause to us. BrettMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:13 pm Hey Gunna, landscapes are nice but how about some tasteful nudes? C'est de la folieMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm If I put a female nude here I would get A 50 comments about how shagable she was B 25 comments about parts of her anatomy C maybe a dozen comments about someone broadly similar which the commenter met at Died Pretty gig in Waterloo circa 1990 D. at least half a dozen comments accusing me of pandering to sexist sentiment E. All of the above If I put a male nude here I would get A. Circa 50 comments about the size of the wanger on offer B. Circa 25 comments about the latent sexuality of anyone who would post such a painting C. A range of comments comparing mainly aged male bodies with the body on display. D. All of the above Something like that anyway Artists Don’t Give Up – The Tasteful Nudes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1L63F4WVng&list=OLAK5uy_lvN3TLAQB7HhV3O6jwkqQ2xncJZP7HlYc&index=4 JasonMEMBER October 9, 2021 at 11:48 pm Harden up Princess. Mining BoganMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 6:48 am I think I know the girl from the Died Pretty gig. It was the tour when they were pushing the Every Brilliant Eye album before they made it big. Spotted her on the other side of the stage when Whitlam Square was going off. Yeah, nudes of her would be cool. JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:10 am Hahaha TailorTrashMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 11:00 am Why would the nude have to me a male or a female …such outdated ideas …. The Travelling Phantom October 10, 2021 at 8:08 am with sad heart, i think the change to the subscription method for us poor people, at least myself, (who can access some stuff with the 2 weeks free sub) means i will be unable to join you guys till i save the exuberant amount…its becoming for the elites only 🙁 JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:10 am Sh!t just got real https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/breakfast-inflation-strikes-oat-prices-hit-record-highs ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 12:31 pm Will have to go low carb! 😂 TailorTrashMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:57 am Well Ermo there goes your bowlo Developers and apartments really are a cancer on this Country ……and the sh1tification is about to gather pace as we need to revive “the economy “ https://www.domain.com.au/news/how-a-new-wave-of-residential-developments-is-revitalising-local-clubs-1088690/amp/ Mining BoganMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:12 am Hey, look at this. The Chinamens called our Tony despicable and insane! https://mobile.twitter.com/ChinaConSydney/status/1446661372457091083 Should we be offended? ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 12:28 pm LOL’s I thought they loved wolf warriors. ITAgMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm Chinese have worked him out well. Pity about 50 % of Oz voters 🙁 LSWCHPMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:56 pm Despicable and insane. Looks like they’ve got his measure, eh? PalimpsestMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 7:29 pm I thought the remarks missed the mark a bit – I’m not sure it will discredit him further – that is a difficult task. However, I recall a Terry Pratchett quote about someone brought so low “his friends will need to bend over to spit on him”. JasonMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 12:50 pm Time to get out the violin. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/600-on-ads-and-only-one-job-application-why-restaurants-are-still-struggling-for-staff-20211007-p58y32.html ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm https://youtu.be/Bbr_DylOgQA George Gammon & Emil Kalinowski Early warning signals for systemic banking crisis, Australia right up there (and housing doesn’t even register as it’s taken a long time to occur) The actual paper they are referring to https://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qt1803e.htm ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 2:14 pm https://dexter.substack.com/p/trade-war-084/ “Ban on private money in news rooms? China has floated the possibility of banning private capital from the news business, report Bloomberg News’ Bei Hu and Coco Liu. According to a public consultation paper published by the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top planning organization, private capital would be “barred from news gathering and distribution operations” as would “[reproducing] news content generated by foreign media,” writes the financial news service.” There can be no opposing voices ZuluMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:04 pm https://twitter.com/HuXijin_GT/status/1442897154616348674?t=29r270yqRIAFFHVw5aljZA&s=19 “Power crunch in China, a crisis in gasoline supplies in the UK, natural gas shortages in Germany and KFC in the US running out of chicken…The root cause is the world lacks cooperation of the US with China. Washington has no sense of responsibility as a superpower.” Talk about poor attempt at propaganda! 😂 JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm dodgy as LeMon3MEMBER October 10, 2021 at 3:36 pm So, to counter all the doom and gloom around here, this is why I’m a happy farmer today: https://www.instagram.com/p/CU1aHWllQ4b/?utm_medium=copy_link JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:03 pm Beautiful, congratulations to all involved 🙂 Mining BoganMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:10 pm Any idea who the father is? JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:40 pm I once saw a demonstration of artificial insemination of a mare, including the semen harvesting step. I remain traumatized to this day. haroldusMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 5:17 pm *Benny Hill voice* So a guy was wooing a girl, and they went for an idyllic walk in the country. They came across a bull, mounted in flagrante delicto. Guy goes, “I wouldn’t half mind doing that.” Girl says “Why not ask, she looks a friendly cow”. JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 5:42 pm I’m just up to the bit where Lord Henry cuts Basil’s lunch and skillfully implants the inkling of fun ball play into Dorian’s mind. haroldusMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 6:18 pm Have you got to the bee creeping into the stained trumpet of a Tyrian convolvulus? JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 6:21 pm Yes. I admit to getting a half mongrel on. ps did you know there is a genus Clitoria? Linnaeus was a dirty young man. Hell, maybe I read that from you first. LeMon3MEMBER October 10, 2021 at 5:59 pm He’s a suave Canadian fella named Perkins Skyclass. They had a long distance love affair, courtesy of our local matchmaker, who calls his company “No Bull AI” JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 7:35 pm Perkins Skyclass eh? Mining BoganMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:39 pm Sounds like a butler. A made-up butler. You know, like an Agatha Christie butler. Yeah that’s it. It’s sneakingly suspicious. JohnRMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:47 pm Could be Reusa’s real name? haroldusMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:23 pm That’s Merkins Creampie Ass. JiggaMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 4:45 pm Good looking calf SnappedUpSavvyMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 7:05 pm Stan’s favourite meal is a hamburger (no shyt) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/china-xi-jinping-attacking-taiwan-about-identity-so-dangerous/100524868 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:29 pm https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/interest-rates/why-the-rba-is-cracking-down-on-mega-mortgage-loans/news-story/f24d20d718bc406b992beaad724103dd?amp OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10075417/Lebanon-plunged-darkness-electricity-grid-shuts-running-fuel.html OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:38 pm https://amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/10/waiting-for-a-ghost-the-search-for-dark-matter-1km-under-an-australian-town OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 8:55 pm https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/10/disability-pension-rules-leave-thousands-with-cancer-on-44-a-day OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:13 pm https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/10/we-feel-definitely-and-absolutely-trapped-morally-australias-bush-doctor-crisis OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:25 pm Research seeks to determine how much extra carbon dioxide can trees absorb to reduce greenhouse emissions https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-10-10/oak-trees-soak-up-extra-carbon-emissions/100527448 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:26 pm Prices are rising. But does anyone know where inflation’s heading? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/does-anyone-know-where-inflation-is-heading/100526856 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:39 pm Chest binder project changing lives for trans and gender diverse people https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/cairns-transgender-gender-diverse-binder-project/100523638 Manboobs begone ! OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:40 pm Long-COVID victim’s frustration with ‘complacent’ outback Queenslanders https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/long-covid-19-victim-urges-regional-qld-to-get-jab/100524252 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:53 pm Van life movement gains popularity as people want to live cheaply with the best views https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/van-life-australia-live-cheaply-best-views/100520260 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:57 pm The Barcaldine brothers’ journey to a renewable energy precinct planned for outback Queensland https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/qld-outback-barcaldine-renewable-energy/100436900 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:04 pm The grief of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic is not being shared equally https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/covid-victoria-melbourne-outbreak-somali-multicultural-community/100523948 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:08 pm Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says the government is not joking over plans to regulate social media https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/joyce-says-government-not-joking-over-plans-to-regulate-social/100526516 OsirisMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 10:16 pm ‘My mum joined a dangerous ‘cult’, now we can’t get her back’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-10/mum-joined-universal-medicine-cult-torn-family-apart/100518104 reusachtigeMEMBER October 10, 2021 at 9:55 pm Chicks patronisingly telling blokes on social media to “do better”… FO!!!