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  1. sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    Others that have not returned the money include car dealership group AP Eagers. On Wednesday it announced it would pay shareholders, including billionaire and Sydney Roosters chairman Nick Politis, a total of $64m in dividends after receiving $130m in jobkeeper. A billionaire like Jerry Harvey gets $22m in govt covid subsides and you want working people to pay a levy..? Give me a break.
    5 points
  2. wendybr

    What Floats Your Boat 4

    WFMB Watching "Old People's Home For 4 Year Olds". What an absolute joy!
    4 points
  3. Their defence is Holier than the Vatican.
    3 points
  4. Ossified

    Armageddon Thread

    Australian billionaires doubled their wealth during Covid 19. Gina Rinehart's fortune more than doubled in the year to Feb 2021 from $16.25 bill to 36.28 billion. To put that in some context the increase in Rinehart's fortune, to some $ 20 billion over the covid 19 year, would have paid the salaries of about 250,000 emergency care nurses. And she's not the only one, all of the top 10 listed Aust billionaires doubled their wealth in the last year I would be happy to list them if you like. So, instead of looking to levy certain much poorer workers in our society (who pay their taxes) perhap
    3 points
  5. Midfielder

    Armageddon Thread

    I think you miss my point .... its not Lib V ALP thing... I also started by saying I don't know the answer ... My point was, if you live in a regional area, and the poor people of that area get one case, we in the major centres close down a major income event for them... offer nothing in return accept they should be grateful we did. Imagine being on the receiving end of that.... my client is in major financial destress .... self harm is up a lot and domestic violence is also up a lot..... the guy was in tears this morning as he asked me did I know any short term lenders ....
    3 points
  6. Cardboard straws, what kind of psychopath would think up something like that
    2 points
  7. I think that we have to set expectations much lower now; we should have peaked at the last World Cup but the Staj sacking put paid to that. Many traditional football nations (eg Holland, Spain, Italy) are doing more for the women now and have overtaken us in development. The media have hyped up this squad and unfortunately they have little chance of living up to the hype.
    2 points
  8. Midfielder

    Armageddon Thread

    Please please I started the conversation about three posts above that... with I don't know the answer... Wen replied and I replied... As for people being healthy O please please are you serious were did I even hint that.... Honestly you seem determined to almost judge every decision based on colour of the political party... Then you as always copy endless motherhood articles which I mostly agree with... City people dismissing how many people feel in regional Australia, and most of them are poor is why I think some regional areas vote in real crazies .... My post w
    2 points
  9. Midfielder

    Armageddon Thread

    Not everyone in the Northern Rivers is rich .... thats the classic answer..... its what people use to deflect the real issues.... you will find many in the area very poor ...
    2 points
  10. So I'm about a month into starting my job but like always...there always seems to be just that one colleague that not only grinds my gears she's grinding everyone's gears. We were getting trained by two people interstate thus meaning we were on a video conference while at our computers. Our work provided these headphones for us so we could hear our trainers and this one specific colleague complained that the headphones "hurt her ears". I'll admit, they did hurt mine a bit but if you adjusted it, they would be OK (for a while). Three days into the training, they decided to change the
    2 points
  11. marron

    Armageddon Thread

    The trouble with preventative measures is you never get to see what happens without them, so they look to some people like they've done nothing. Who knows the ins and outs of the Bluesfest case? Not any of us here. We're not in health (or in that department making the call, anyway). Personally I suspect that had it been some other kind of event a decision may have been different. Here's the thing though. All those people who have lost a large slice of income because of that decision - Liberal policy is bad luck, your decision, free market, you took the risk, survival of the fittest,
    2 points
  12. Potkorok

    Armageddon Thread

    Certainly not advocating a USA/European response and our status as an enormous island certainly helped keep case numbers low with closed international borders. All state premiers had advice from health experts - some chose to go harder than others. I think this also has a lot to do with the different nature of the economies in those states - NSW and Vic had majority service/education economies that were likely to suffer the most from absolute border closures - WA, and to a lesser extent Qld have enormous mining sectors - WA in particular was able to substantially grow revenue when all oth
    1 point
  13. sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    Disagree with this about not putting people first . After the Ruby Princess debacle WA decided to not take overseas arrivals and iirc had a quarantine setup on Rottnest Is...off the mainland. What they did worked. ALL the state Premiers closed the borders....ALL. Why ? I tend to think that seeing what was happening overseas re people dying made the lot of them go whoa,if we let that happen here and don't do anything to curb the spread we are politically dead meat. Was it political parochialism by all of them or did they actually listen to health experts and acted according
    1 point
  14. Potkorok

    Armageddon Thread

    The suggestion that McGowan put "people before profit" is just laughable - he put parochialism before anything else because he knew it would get him re-elected and it was incredibly popular - my wife's family are from WA and most of her relatives are still there - it is the most parochial and conservative of all the Australian states (except perhaps QLD, well North Qld anyway). Also arguing that the "popular" will of the people is always a good indicator of whether or not something is good policy is deeply flawed - remember how many people voted John Howard in after he introduced massive
    1 point
  15. Sithslayer1991

    Armageddon Thread

    Hey just a bit of fun fact here on other vaccines. So the China has created their own vaccine. It is no where near as effective as Pfizer, Moderna or even the Astra-zeneca (the Chinese vaccine is considered just above 50% effective). Cut a long story short my family in Aus keep in contact with our overseas family in El Salvador and majority of my family have already received their vaccines. I asked how they got it so quickly and China is donating them to El Salvador and many other Latin American, Oceanian, Asian and African countries. In El Salvador alone they have already donated 1
    1 point
  16. Paul01

    Armageddon Thread

    Story on AZ vaccine safety https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/13/astrazeneca-blood-clotting-what-is-this-rare-syndrome-and-how-is-it-caused?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
    1 point
  17. Midfielder

    Armageddon Thread

    US health authorities have recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” as they investigate reports of blood clots linked to the jab. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are assessing the “potential significance” of six reported cases of a rare blood clot in patients who have received the shot, the FDA and CDC said in a joint statement. .................. Maybe the rush for a vaccine is causing trouble... maybe we should wait the normal time .... its a conc
    1 point
  18. MartinTyler

    Armageddon Thread

    Maybe we should have a whip round for those poor people up at Byron....I can only empathise with Gerry Harvey and the Hemsworths who must be going through tough times now...
    1 point
  19. sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    No I haven't. people have suffered everywhere in Aus. I empathise with them,it's tough but you started your post by saying this......"I remember the comments from especially the WA premier" Perhaps you can enlighten me as to why our federal govt chose to join a suit in the high court against a state Labor govt and not Lib govts like Tas or SA....they closed their borders.? Or why they paid $bn's to companies who end up making massive profits and big dividends. ? Or why overpayments will not have to be paid back. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/17/billionaires
    1 point
  20. Good result for us...Newcastle v Perth 1-1
    1 point
  21. But...is she fit?
    1 point
  22. sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    His actions have been totally vindicated by the people in his state at the last state election. The opposition who wanted the borders opened and Mr Palmer who, with the fed govt went to the High Court to have border closures declared illegal and lost wanted the same, then they got smashed by the citizens. People are happy that the well being of people was put before profit. They voted accordingly.
    1 point
  23. sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    Nope. When you look at what happened initially in Italy,Spain and then especially in the US and Brazil now and the death toll, I for one am glad the response here was what it is. I feel for all the people who have or are suffering financially but in the long term life will get back to a semblance of normality. Dead people don't use businesses or services. It begs the question what was the announcement from the govt about saving the arts all about and whether it was just a snow job....remember Guy Sebastion got rolled out...?
    1 point
  24. MathyouWSW

    Tarek Elrich

    I managed to watch a bit of it and he did well: I was worried because he got injured in round 1 against Manly United. He was taken off around the 15-20 minute and looked bad. He was lumping off the field. But, it's good to see it was a minor injury and he is back on the field. Blacktown City dominated that game and Mount Druitt Rangers were lucky to win the 3 points.
    1 point
  25. To stay up there requires consistency, and patience (Smurfs). Once inconsistency makes itself felt (financially, at staff level or otherwise), the bubble can burst very quickly. Jets, Brisbane, CCM after Arnie, VIC after Muscat are good examples. Overall we are competitive, in general hard to beat, and definitely much fitter than in the last four seasons. The two poor games against City distort the overall picture. Had it not been for the dubious penalty calls in the Jets and CCM home games we'd be top of the table. Stajcic had the time (make that 18 months) to whip CCM into shape, a
    1 point
  26. I think under current estimates at the current rate everyone would be vaccinated in 10 years. We are currently the slowest western nation issuing vaccines. NZ is beating us yet again so isolation and Australia being far way is not the issue... Best check in with Slowmo he might be a bit pre-occupied checking out vacation destinations
    1 point
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