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henrietta
Posted on: Aug 2 2020, 04:23 PM


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Hmmm......... I've done a bit of Googling and now know a little more. Interesting that MMT seems to OK printing as much money as you want.

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henrietta
Posted on: Aug 2 2020, 08:31 AM


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I think every state government suffers from the same capital-centric obsession. The politicians really do live in their little bubbles, and it's just too hard for them and their very ordinary public servants to actually work out a sensible plan for differing areas.

I was reading a comment in The Australian yesterday by a guy who blamed every Victorian problem squarely on the Morrison federal government, and heaped bountiful praise on Dan Andrews for his faultless actions.Truly !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Aug 1 2020, 07:36 PM


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Alan Kohler in The Australian today has this to say..

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The Federal Reserve is now fully monetising the US budget deficit not by buying bonds directly from the US government, but after theyve been laundered briefly in private ownership. Its Modern Monetary Theory in practice. Its here to stay and the same will eventually happen here, after some kicking and screaming perhaps.


Sounds a tad dodgy to me. Can anybody explain what he is talking about ?

Thanks.

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henrietta
Posted on: Aug 1 2020, 09:02 AM


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Having set the precedent, you can't then turn around and says its different.

You can if you are a politician.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 31 2020, 08:04 AM


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Well, yes Mark, that may be so, but apart from the President telling porkies non-stop, and the Fed pouring trillions into the stock market to prop it up, everything is going pretty well in the good old US of A isn't it ?
Well ,yes , there are the riots, the unemployment, the thousands of deaths every day ....... but hey, Elon is doing OK isn't he ? and Morgans ?

Australia is not such a bad place.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 30 2020, 07:50 AM


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Ah yes, I love the "Sweden is the best" theories. Even the Swedish response designer admits they got it wrong, and many in aged care have died who shouldn't have.
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Anders Tegnell, Sweden's state epidemiologist, has admitted he made the wrong call on the country's coronavirus lockdown for the first time
Tegnell admits too many people have died after he shunned mandatory rules
He now believes Sweden should have taken harsher measures to stop the spread


Let's have a look .....

Australia ......... locked down , 176 deaths ( thanks so much Victoria), at a rate of 7 deaths per 1 million
Sweden ...........no lock down , 5730 deaths, at a rate of 567 per million

That's just 80 times worse than Australia.

Swedes might think differently from us, and that's OK. If they are happy to save the economy ( actually it has suffered nearly as much as everywhere else), and let thousands of old people die, that's up to them.

I"d rather live in Australia, where the government feels responsible for the health of all of its citizens.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 28 2020, 11:31 AM


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Load of rubbish Nipper ...... its all about feeling good, and being popular ....... as well as pleasing the enlightened funds!!! weirdsmiley.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 25 2020, 04:52 PM


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James Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley ( USA ), had this to say , among other things ....

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I would use the asset pile that Australia has developed over 30 or 40 years. Its a stroke of genius, the super funds. It has set Australia up with a level of stability which is the envy of most of the world. These are the times when you take advantage of that. I would encourage the super funds to diversify and invest directly in the country and some of the infrastructure of the country, the businesses of the country that need support coming out of this crisis.


Will our dividend loving Super Funds give up some income to help fund infrastructure and businesses ?

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 23 2020, 06:36 AM


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Jobs for the boys, so to speak.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 21 2020, 07:54 AM


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WI never recovered from that collapse, and Stokes beat them handily. Hard to see WI winning the third test, unless Stokes is injured.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 20 2020, 06:31 AM


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WI cruising at 4/242 ....... all out for 287 ?? Cricket is a funny game. Poms still have some work to do to even up the series.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 19 2020, 08:41 PM


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Hey EB, rats are good !! smile.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 18 2020, 03:28 PM


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Disturbingly, there are 394 health workers who have contracted with the virus and 935 cases that may indicate community transmission, which raises the spectre of the crisis deepening rather than abating.


So what do we have here ........ (a) have the workers entered into a contract with "the virus", a bit like a work agreement ?
or (b) have the workers actually grown smaller, along with the hapless virus ?

Perhaps we will never know.
Best to give Victoria a miss for a bit.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 17 2020, 09:48 AM


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Politicians only do what they think will be popular. Not capable of thinking beyond that.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 15 2020, 05:49 AM


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Typical lawyers picnic ....

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The Supreme Court battle relates to Fintry, the home of the entrepreneurial independent digital media couple Mia Freedman, the founder of the Mamamia womens network, and her husband Jason Lavigne.

It was almost six years ago when the six-bedroom home, with Blainey North interiors, was bought by the couple who moved in under licence, after signing what Margin Call gleans was a December 2014 put and call purchasing option
.


Never heard of a "put and call" real estate deal before. However, it does seem to guarantee a few ongoing fees.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 14 2020, 08:01 AM


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TSLA reached US$1795 yesterday. Bizarre.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 13 2020, 07:23 PM


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Sorry to hear this EB. I haven't been able to understand the extra buying of toilet paper. Why do this? There's plenty, and even getting sick doesn't seem to warrant it.
It's a big puzzle for me.
Take care.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 13 2020, 10:14 AM


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Sorry, wrong number !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 13 2020, 10:12 AM


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Well, the calypso boys have danced all over England, albeit with a bit of a stutter to begin their second innings. Well done WI !!

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https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/s...in-england-2020
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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 13 2020, 09:25 AM


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From today's Australian .....

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Australias leaders have won an award for their pollie waffle. UK website Polifiller (run by publicist Hamish Thompson) has collected the most egregious examples in the eighth annual Worst Political Jargon awards. Its 2020 Hall of Shame includes: Thats a great question, (first name), to flatter the questioner and buy thinking time; Well have more to say about that, a standard get-out for I have absolutely no idea; and Let me make this absolutely clear, which the judges said is a crystal-clear sign they are about to be very unclear. Also on the list: I make no apologies for; Hardworking families; our very own Aussie battler; alongside Shoulder to shoulder; Unprecedented times; and old favourite I was talking to someone in my electorate this week. Honourable mention to pandemic pilates speak: Ramp up, double down, flatten the curve, drive down, level up and Im not going to give a running commentary. PM Scott Morrisons go-to Were all in this together, which the judges said was superficially reassuring, but not true, also scored a thumbs down. As author Damian Barr pointed out in the Wall St Journal: We are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm. Some of us are on superyachts. Some have just the one oar.


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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 12 2020, 08:54 PM


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I look at Tesla and Afterpay and I'm thinking that there's signs of a crash ........ no idea when, but when prices get ridiculous .....

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 12 2020, 11:38 AM


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I wonder just how many reporters there are. Most articles are just cut and paste from other publications or drivel sent from PR organisations. Real live reporters doing detailed research are few and far between.

COVID-19 doesn't seem to care one way or the other. Good luck Victoria.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 10 2020, 03:24 PM


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8 billion Public servants to work on designing a permit system


That's a thought Mick ............ shouldn't take them more than a millennia or two.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 9 2020, 08:53 AM


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been pused to the bacburner,


Strewth Mick, for goodness sake ditch the olivetti ! biggrin.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 8 2020, 06:46 AM


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A speeding tradie told police he couldnt have slowed down his car because he was fighting off a deadly brown snake with a knife as he drove along the Dawson Highway in northern Queensland last month.

In outrageous, but real, vision, the tradesman, named Jimmy, is pulled over by police for driving 123km/h in a 100km/h zone.

A brown snake or a tiger snake, its in the back of the ute, he says. It was in the ute with me, I think its bitten me.


Tough life here in Queensland.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 5 2020, 04:53 PM


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2020 election: Elon Musk to support Kanye Wests US presidential bid


Well, why not ? All makes perfect sense to me ! weirdsmiley.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 4 2020, 12:45 PM


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Is Australia the only place where CEO's are folding like pricked balloons and trying hard to be woke and green? I suppose it's the pressure from investment institutions which want to spruik their "wokeness" to potential investors.

Ah for the good old days when profit was the only concern, and main measure of success.

Capitalists are definitely under huge pressure from those who would like to end capitalism.

God help us if they succeed.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 2 2020, 08:34 PM


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Strewth nipper, that's a bit close for comfort.

I'm beginning to wonder if our Qld borders will be closed up again ...... what a pain.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 2 2020, 10:59 AM


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I've been looking at hydrogen as a fuel, power source. I note that Elon is not a fan ..... "Fuel cells=fool sells, the Tesla CEO mocked Nikola's core technology in a tweet early Thursday morning. It's staggeringly dumb, he wrote in another tweet.

Perhaps he is a bit worried.

The idea of hydrogen as a power source has always been looked at because of its relative abundance and cheapness.
Controlling the changes in molecular structure, and safe containers , and distribution, are the hurdles.

Look forward to seeing a Hydrogen pump ( or maybe a cell exchange ) at my local servo.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jul 1 2020, 06:45 PM


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Come on Mick, you'll have to do better than that. smile.gif

At least there's some water in the rivers, so that's good.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 29 2020, 09:36 AM


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i guess stocks will have some erratic moves at last two sessions of end of financial year


Just however the bigger funds want to adjust prices.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 25 2020, 06:37 PM


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How could a massive company like Bayer (Germany) buy the future lawsuits against Roundup ? Monsanto execs must have been crippled with laughter.
It has been well known for years that Monsanto would be facing lawsuits over Roundup.

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Bayer inherited thousands of lawsuits against Roundup inventor Monsanto when it acquired the US agriculture giant in 2018. Three jury-trial losses tanked shares and sparked a revolt among shareholders angry at Bayers management for plunging the company into one of the worst crises in its history with the $US63 billion Monsanto acquisition.

Bayer has argued that Roundup is safe and has repeatedly defended the Monsanto deal. The company plans to continue selling the product, without altering the label.

As part of the deal with plaintiffs attorneys, Bayer said it would pay between $US8.8 billion and $US9.6 billion to settle claims brought by lawyers representing some 95,000 plaintiffs.

The company said it would set aside $US1.25 billion to work toward a resolution of future claims, including to establish and fund a panel to evaluate whether the product causes cancer to help shape the outcome of litigation going forward.


Maybe large international company executives aren't as smart as we think.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 25 2020, 03:02 PM


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For those of us old b's, here's a sobering chart to contemplate ....... sadsmiley02.gif

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/covid-1...e-group-and-sex


Sorry I can't just show the graph, but it seems to be protected.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 25 2020, 08:49 AM


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QANTAS cutting thousands of jobs , and capital raising. Do I see pressure on the government ?

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 21 2020, 07:37 PM


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Hi Nipper

You are right, I should have written "sewage".

The article was indeed about the find in Italy. I was rather fascinated with the idea of freezing sewage samples !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 21 2020, 08:36 AM


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Frozen sewerage ?

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The virus stops being contagious in sewage after around two days and its DNA then remains identifiable for a week or two, but longer if it is frozen.


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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 19 2020, 07:04 PM


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I'm very jealous. Enjoy !

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 19 2020, 06:06 PM


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Hard to keep up with the thinkers .......

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For example, a person on a salary of $100,000 could access $10,000 tax free through the scheme and then salary sacrifice $10,000 into their super account, resulting in $10,000 of income earned for the financial year to be taxed at 15 per cent rather than 37 per cent.

The ATO said it is monitoring for signs of people trying to evade tax by withdrawing funds and then making a voluntary contribution to their retirement savings, or contributing an amount of super to claim a tax deduction and then withdraw the amount at a tax free rate.

It is also targeting taxpayers who are artificially arranging working conditions to meet the schemes eligibility requirements.


Might even be a few Canberran public servants in on it !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 18 2020, 10:03 AM


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privatise profits and socialise losses


Ask the US banks how to do it if you're not sure.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 17 2020, 06:38 PM


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Does anyone else think that Britain's Boris has not seemed like his old self since his near fatal brush with the CV ?

He looks tired, not bright, and hasn't said much about anything. Just doesn't look well.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 17 2020, 10:51 AM


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The fox is obviously a Trump supporter. smile.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 16 2020, 07:48 AM


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The US fed starts buying corporate bonds ......... markets rise of course. Isn't it marvellous when you can just simply print more money.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 14 2020, 11:55 AM


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I'm so over these "movements" ........ give me the sh..s !

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 12 2020, 01:29 PM


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Spare me days, the Oz just keeps getting worse ........ or maybe worser ?

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming says the right to protest should not prevent state authorities being able to take COVID-related Centrelink payments off of Black Lives Matter protesters.


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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 12 2020, 12:00 PM


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Just in case you were one of the few who thought that the world hadn't gone mad .......... contemplate this ....

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Elon Musks tech powerhouse Tesla has passed Toyota to become the worlds most valuable carmaker, after the US company moved to restart production of its electric vehicles.

Teslas share price closed at $US1025 per share on the Nasdaq on Thursday, giving the company a market capitalisation of $US190bn, about $US8bn more than Toyota


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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 11 2020, 08:18 AM


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A puzzling piece from the Oz ......

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Williams parents, including his mother Penny Callaghan, who hadnt been on the trip, were finally able to breathe. A parents worst nightmare averted.


I wonder who William's other parents are ...... the ones that don't include his mother ?

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 10 2020, 01:58 PM


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It's good to think that we might have got on top of it with a minimum of deaths. Hope it stays that way.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 5 2020, 12:18 PM


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Maybe, EB, but at least they are keeping a close eye on things, and seem ready to turn off the tap ASAP.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 4 2020, 11:46 AM


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Senator Gallagher put in her place ......

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What about the time, Senator Gallagher pressed, when Mr Power, in his words, gave a lift back from Perth to Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, Attorney-General Christian Porter and Liberal MP Ben Morton?

What did they discuss on this plane trip?

Why nothing at all, Mr Power said. Why? Because he flies the jet.

Impressive, muttered Senator Gallagher.
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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 3 2020, 04:34 PM


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Come on Australian, you can do better than this surely !

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30-year-old minor whose post-mortem tests found no trace of COVID-19 in his body.
There has been a lot of commentary about this issue of unfortunately this young man who died in central QLD and the corona deciding it was not a COVID related .....


What happens when no editing I guess.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jun 1 2020, 07:40 AM


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All good EB. Got absolutely no idea what you're raving about !! biggrin.gif lmaosmiley.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: May 30 2020, 08:48 AM


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Yikes, EB, steady on old chap !! ohmy.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: May 28 2020, 07:52 PM


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Hey Mick, how could you forget fforrestgump ?

Things are pretty quiet here, and I regularly check hc for a couple of companies, but honestly, the quality of most posts on hc is pretty close to zero. I suspect many investors have settled on fairly safe "blue-chips" for the most part, and there hasn't been any "boom" of note lately. Bitcoin is mildly interesting, trying to improve on bank interest rate is always a challenge, and of course covid has provided some excitement.

Your posts are valued and would be missed.

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henrietta
Posted on: May 20 2020, 04:09 PM


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Sorry to hear that EB. I know you are resilient and you'll bounce back.

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henrietta
Posted on: May 17 2020, 05:03 PM


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I suspect he will just pretend it isn't happening, and try to divert attention. In which case .......... anything goes.

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henrietta
Posted on: May 14 2020, 08:22 AM


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If we had gone with the Swedish model, and had the same relative results, we would now have 8650 Covid deaths.

Still glad to be a "senior" in Australia.

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henrietta
Posted on: May 14 2020, 07:07 AM


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It's still an arm of the Qld government, and although it has performed OK so far, I think the government has pressured them into this dodgy investment.

I don't think the QIC would have thought this one up by themselves.

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henrietta
Posted on: May 13 2020, 07:29 PM


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Oh dear, yet another Queensland money burning scheme ......... just to try to stay in power. As if ballooning the public service isn't bad enough.
What would the QLD government and/or public servants know about running an airline ? Zero.

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henrietta
Posted on: May 13 2020, 02:12 PM


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Australian China Business Council CEO says

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Ms Sawczak said national security interests were important “but not to the detriment of our economic interests”.


Really !!??

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henrietta
Posted on: May 12 2020, 11:13 AM


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Twiggy won't be happy with you !!

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henrietta
Posted on: May 10 2020, 04:46 PM


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Even the commissioner of the FDA is in isolation !

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The Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Stephen Hahn has also entered self-quarantine, an FDA spokesman told news agency Reuters.

“As Dr Hahn wrote in a note to staff today, he recently came into contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19,” the spokesperson said.

“Per CDC guidelines, he is now in self-quarantine for the next two weeks.”


Is that somehow ironic ?

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henrietta
Posted on: May 8 2020, 01:29 PM


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After all the NSW coronavirus disasters, politician Brad Hazzard has this to say ,

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Mr Hazzard said he was sorry about the high number of deaths but maintained that NSW was “leading the world” in its containment of the virus.


Does he have no shame ? Is he delusional?

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henrietta
Posted on: May 7 2020, 08:21 PM


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the AFL is also probing the matter as the league seeks to convince governments around the country that its health protocols are effectively coronavirus-proof.


If their coronavirus protocols are as good as their drug policing ............ look out Australia !!

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henrietta
Posted on: May 7 2020, 07:16 PM


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Elon outdoes himself with the new baby name

X Æ A-12 Musk

Have fun with that little Muskie !!

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henrietta
Posted on: May 6 2020, 12:32 PM


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When this article was written

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by April 1, COVID-19 deaths in Sweden accounted for 24 per million citizens


Now, instead of 24, it's 283.

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Posted on: May 6 2020, 10:32 AM


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For one thing, let us be sure that the 1957 type of A influenza virus is innocuous, as early returns show, and that antibiotics can indeed control the complications that may develop.”


This is rubbish. Antibiotics are definitely not the treatment for viruses ......... as far as I know.

Must admit though, I have been thinking that the global number of deaths ( perhaps dodgy figures) have and are not all that great. But then, if we had all taken Sweden's approach, the death toll would be 50 times higher !!
That would not be pretty.

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henrietta
Posted on: May 6 2020, 08:31 AM


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More candidates for the Darwin awards.

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Posted on: May 4 2020, 05:27 PM


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And then we have the WA government getting ready to do this. On top of the Northern Territory giving the port rights to the Chinese, for 99 years, for about $500m which disappeared within 12 months, this makes me wonder if there are any sane and competent state politicians in Australia at all.

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The Asian Renewable Energy Hub – a $22 billion-plus proposal that will dwarf every other renewable energy project in the country – was given the all-clear by WA’s Environmental Protection Authority on Monday.

The development will feature up to 1743 wind turbines, each up to 260m tall, and solar panels across more than 660,000 hectares of the Pilbara region. Energy from the project will be exported along underwater cables to Indonesia and potentially Singapore.


Fair dinkum, I just give up !!!

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henrietta
Posted on: May 4 2020, 03:16 PM


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Careful Mick !

The problem is with the government, the commissioner, the police minister, and the premier.

Is there any opposition party in Vic ?

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henrietta
Posted on: May 1 2020, 07:02 PM


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Hi Mick

I think they have thought about the payment , making it "prospectively".

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This change will apply prospectively, so employers who have made the minimum $1,500 to those students who will now be ineligible for the payment, are not financial disadvantaged.


I reckon the self assessment angle is to get a few more people onto their tax base info. Might be a few who don't lodge tax assessments who apply for some moolah !!

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ps Are we seeing a little flicker of light at the end of the tunnel ?
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Posted on: May 1 2020, 06:42 PM


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LNG ........ RIP

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The biggest energy crash in a generation has claimed its first Australian gas scalp after LNG Limited slipped into administration just two weeks after saying it was running out of cash.


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henrietta
Posted on: Apr 30 2020, 06:35 PM


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Got my new 9.9 kW system turned on today. 27 panels, 2 inverters, 2 phase power . Hopefully it will pay for itself in a few years.

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Posted on: Apr 30 2020, 09:28 AM


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The Ruby Princess cruise ship has been confirmed as the likely cause of the coronavirus outbreak in northwest Tasmania.


I'm glad that Tasmania has finally plumped for the " Ruby Princess " solution. Now everyone can relax, and the real reason for the outbreak will not be embarrassing for anybody.

Yeah, sure, Tasmanian premier !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Apr 27 2020, 07:52 AM


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Well, I've signed up. Google and Amazon already know more about me than I do.

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henrietta
Posted on: Apr 26 2020, 06:43 PM


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So..... how long before the contact tracing app for Australians is hacked ?? And who will put their hand up and say " It was my fault," ?

As far as I am concerned, I just assume anything can be accessed if hackers want to.

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Posted on: Apr 24 2020, 02:12 PM


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I think he means that if we just inject some Dettol we'll all be OK. weirdsmiley.gif

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Posted on: Apr 23 2020, 06:41 AM


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Yes Mick , but ....

We actually won't know what the real health effects of the distancing, workplace bans have been. We do know that the cruise ship fiasco and the wilfully dumb US skiing party did have a massive effect on our COVID numbers.
Sweden is managing, but there have been nearly 2000 deaths ....... and their population is 10m. I'm not sure how we'd feel if we'd had 5000 deaths by now. That's a lot of oldies, grandparents who look after grandkids.

Hopefully we can get on top of this thing quite quickly, keep the international travel bans going, and open up the employment and productivity space soon.

I think we have done better than most, and there'll always be hindsighters who would have done things differently and better.


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Posted on: Apr 21 2020, 03:41 PM


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His medicos will be ultra nervous. Cannon fodder ?

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Posted on: Apr 21 2020, 10:44 AM


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I don't think so EB. Nobody here wants to see another investor lose money.

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Posted on: Apr 21 2020, 08:12 AM


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Yet he has a remarkable track record of success and navigating crises, from beating the bookmakers in the High Court and surviving equine influenza. V’landys also runs a lean operation in racing. No big bloated head offices. Every cost is watched closely.


Can we get V'landy's to take over CA as well ........... please !!!

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Posted on: Apr 21 2020, 08:08 AM


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Strewth ....

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Oil futures have plunged below zero for the first time, with the benchmark price hitting minus $US37.63 per barrel. Producers are paying to have barrels of oil taken off their hands.


Pity I can't use the 4WD and camper !!!!

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Posted on: Apr 20 2020, 07:08 PM


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Virgin down the gurgler.

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Posted on: Apr 19 2020, 11:17 AM


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Mate, I wouldn't believe anything that Turnbull said. He's the most self-serving politician I have ever seen. He and his publisher are trying anything to flog his book.

I don't think there'll be any compulsion to use the new app. There'd be a riot !!!

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Posted on: Apr 19 2020, 08:00 AM


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Nicole Scurrah was chief of staff to former Labor premier Anna Bligh and was last year hired by Ms Trad as a consultant to help the Palaszczuk government cut back on consultancy costs.


Couldn't possibly be a tad dubious ......... hiring a mate as a consultant to cut back on consultancy costs. Only in Queensland !!

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Posted on: Apr 18 2020, 04:27 PM


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I see that there have been 19 deaths from COVID-19 in the US military .......... now that's certainly not OLD people. We oldies are obviously more at risk, but it would seem to be a mistake by younger people to assume that it's only a problem for old people.

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Posted on: Apr 18 2020, 03:29 PM


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Minister’s ‘absolute assurance’ on virus tracking app

A federal government app to track people who have been in contact with a coronavirus case will be available in the next couple of weeks.

Trying to allay concerns over privacy, Government Services Minister Stuart Robert insisted there will be no surveillance involved in connection with the app.

It will simply digitise what health workers do now to try and trace anyone who has been in contact with COVID-19 case.

“Covid Trace ... will be available in the next week or two for Australians to use,” Mr Robert told reporters on the Gold Coast.

“All Australians can have absolute assurance, from the privacy right the way to the security, right the way to the individual elements, the bits and bytes of the code, that the app is simply a health app for individuals voluntarily use to help us trace those who may have been close to someone who has been infected by the virus.”


If Stuart Robert is in charge .......be afraid , very afraid. sadsmiley02.gif

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Posted on: Apr 16 2020, 04:34 PM


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Ah finally I have worked it out ! I knew it meant not adding to a losing position, but couldn't make the saying make sense , until it hit me .....

The first "losers" are people, the second "losers" are positions !!

Told you I was a bear of little brain . biggrin.gif

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Posted on: Apr 15 2020, 03:22 PM


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So, will the ASX200 dive up , or down, in the last half hour? What a game !

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Posted on: Apr 14 2020, 03:55 PM


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Mmmmmmmmmmm

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Coronavirus: Brendan Murphy retracts ‘dinner party’ link to Tasmanian cluster as Peter Gutwein calls for police probe


Something a bit fishy here, methinks.

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henrietta
Posted on: Apr 14 2020, 11:32 AM


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Dear Ben and Tobias

Thank you so much ..............................

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Posted on: Apr 6 2020, 01:02 PM


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Yeeee haaaaa and up she rises ...... weirdsmiley.gif

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Posted on: Apr 6 2020, 08:42 AM


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i wish all these from ruby princess give Dr. Chant and her team a good hug and kiss and to that health minister as well!!!


Ah, EB, I do love your work.

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Posted on: Apr 6 2020, 08:38 AM


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Ha ha Ha !
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Posted on: Apr 6 2020, 08:26 AM


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Strewth Mick , if you understood all that

You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din! weirdsmiley.gif


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Posted on: Apr 4 2020, 04:13 PM


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Bit alarmed at this growing sentiment that we're trying too hard. Some seem to be of the view that we shouldn't be knocking ourselves out just to save a few oldies. Not personally a fan of this idea, but I can see it growing in popularity.
We've had a week or so of deprivation, and there are some who say "Enough!".
I guess the simple thought is that there is far too much economy destruction, just to save a few oldies.

But ........ who's going to do the child minding when they go !!! sad.gif

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Posted on: Apr 4 2020, 12:57 PM


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I reckon the Kiwis must have Richie McCaw in charge of published COVID figures ...... 950 cases, 1 death .

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Posted on: Apr 4 2020, 09:05 AM


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Johannes Leak's cartoon in today's Australian is very funny ..... and topical of course. Not sure if I can reproduce it.





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Posted on: Apr 3 2020, 08:51 PM


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FFS ........ are Australians really that stupid ????

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This week, The Australian revealed that 16,000 Australians had left the country to travel overseas since March 19.


No wonder the French think we're suckers.

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Posted on: Apr 3 2020, 03:19 PM


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Although Veritas grabbed the lion's share of COH.

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henrietta
Posted on: Apr 3 2020, 02:41 PM


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Aren't Cochlear, Flight Centre et al fortunate to have our Super funds and their trillions to help them out?

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Posted on: Apr 3 2020, 01:55 PM


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Now we are starting to see evidence of under-counting. Most countries are only publishing known COVID sufferers, but there are apparently many other deaths which could well be from the virus.

In Italy , for example ....

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Records released by town halls in Bergamo, at the heart of the outbreak, reveal that the number of uncounted virus deaths may be even higher than Mr Villa’s estimate. The northern province, which has a population of 1.1 million, officially registered 2060 virus deaths last month yet total deaths rose by 4500, more than double that.


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According to official figures there have been more than 13,000 fatalities in Italy, but thousands who die of the virus at home or in care homes are not counted because they are not being tested, Mr Villa said.


The suggestion is that real numbers could well be much more than official numbers.

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Posted on: Apr 3 2020, 12:04 PM


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These Kiwis are a tough lot ........ 868 cases and still only 1 death !

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Posted on: Apr 3 2020, 10:06 AM


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Yep, EB, I agree that this does present an opportunity for business. But first there has to be a strong case that can be sustained when global trade is back to normal. China will once again flood the markets with cheap goods, so there will be very strong competition from them and the rest of the world.
Not too keen on government support either.
Maybe some entrepreneurial types can see some niche opportunities. I hope so, and I hope they can get some help to get started.

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Posted on: Mar 31 2020, 07:16 PM


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On second thoughts joules, that’s an unreasonable question, so please just ignore.

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Posted on: Mar 31 2020, 03:28 PM


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Hey joules, can you tell me this ........ was there any way to foresee what happened on the ASX today? Just curious , because I was rather stunned by yesterday, and even more perplexed by this morning's effort.

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Posted on: Mar 30 2020, 03:15 PM


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Posted on: Mar 29 2020, 02:17 PM


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Sweden has a different approach ....... trying to proceed as normal, with a few distancing guidelines. As this person says ....

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Dr Emma Frans says history will be the judge of which politicians and scientists around Europe have made the best calls so far.
"Nobody really knows what measurements will be the most effective," she says. "I'm quite glad that I'm not the one making these decisions".


" I'm quite glad that I'm not the one making these decisions." And so say all of us !

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ps So far, Sweden has 10 deaths per 1M pop, and Australia has 0-5 .
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Posted on: Mar 29 2020, 01:49 PM


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Gee whiz Plastic, that's drawing a very long bow ..........

I'm not sure that conspiracy theories are what we need right now. Crossing our fingers would be more helpful.

Keep calm.

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Posted on: Mar 29 2020, 11:00 AM


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Whoops....... NZ has its first death. Bugger!

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Posted on: Mar 28 2020, 07:01 PM


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New Zealand ....... 451 cases, 0 deaths.

That's pretty impressive .

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Posted on: Mar 28 2020, 01:19 PM


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Yikes ...... the Closed cases results don't look too good ..... from a COVID STATS website, which seems kosher ...


160,728 Cases which had an outcome:

133,363 (83%Recovered / Discharged

27,365 (17%) Deaths



Cripes, the 17% is a bit sobering.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 28 2020, 12:06 PM


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Infrastructure spending is the most obvious way to go, but will the Greens ever agree to anything ? Hopefully they are pretty much irrelevant, but will no doubt try to be noticed.

Hoping for the best !!

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Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 01:14 PM


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Thanks Nipper

Now there's a scenario that does look believable ......... if rather unpleasant !!

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Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 08:33 AM


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Almost 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, five times the national record, as the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the US rocketed through the 1000 mark.


And the DOW goes up 1350 ?

Doesn't seem to make sense to me.

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Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 08:22 AM


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Only in the good old USA .....

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Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients



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Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 08:00 AM


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No deaths in South Africa yet ........ amazing.


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Posted on: Mar 25 2020, 09:28 AM


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Aussie market doesn't seem to be buying into the Trumpster's package with much enthusiasm.

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Posted on: Mar 24 2020, 07:36 PM


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Today I see that the government is looking at ways to support these people. Fair enough. No doubt many are casual workers on visas , not just tourists. And now of course, not much chance of getting back home, even if they want to..

Who'd want to be making these decisions all day ? My hat is off to the PM and his cabinet.

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Posted on: Mar 24 2020, 08:05 AM


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Yesterday, when I went to do an early vote for our local elections, I was stopped by an obvious overseas student and asked where he could go to get "the welfare money" ....... I told him it was for Australian citizens.


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Posted on: Mar 22 2020, 06:56 PM


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Oh well, here goes with a new topic, although not exactly a new subject.

My wife and I have been tossed out of our cosy "granny-flat" and now live in our comfortable house on the Gold Coast ........ not really suffering, although we do have to cope with the Qld "government" !!
The flat had to be vacated for a couple who chose to leave SE Asia where they usually live, and return to Oz for " better medical care" if necessary. Not impressed, especially as there are grandchildren in close proximity.

Enough of personal anecdotes, what is to become of the country now? I see that part of the billions being tossed around, is extra $$ for those receiving unemployment and other government handouts. Why do those on a secure benefit need extra now? I would have thought that those being laid off or hours reduced would be needing help.

Anyway, we can only hope that Mr Morrison and crew manage a few correct calls, and that everyone stays home unless its absolutely necessary to go out.

My neighbour, a great gardener, was laughing today. He and partner have cancelled their 6 month road trip to the west, and so he was back to gardening. When he went to Bunnings to get seeds , he found very few there. Everyone has decided to become a vegie gardener apparently !!!

Take care

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Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 07:58 PM


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Having just noticed the "ampersand" post, rather belatedly, I have just come across "strait", which I really don't think I have been aware of previously. Lord knows how many times I have mis-spelled these words !!

strait-jacket
strait-laced
dire straits
strait and narrow

Strait originally meant "tight" apparently.

The meaning of those phrases becomes clear when we know that 'strait' means, not 'free from curvature', but 'tight'. That usage goes back to the 13th century and an early example of the 'tight' meaning is found in John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomew de Glanville's De Proprietatibus Rerum, 1398:
A rynge that is streyghte on a fyngre and may not be take of afore mete, maye easely be take of after mete.
[De Glanville was clearly a messy eater.]

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Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 07:49 PM


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The ampersand, &, originally from the Latin "et" meaning "and" ........... fascinating. Thanks for that joules.

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Thanks for visiting again Mark. Not sure about closing the markets, as that would raise fear levels, which we don't really need ...... more dunny paper mayhem !!

Very interesting times, and our state politicians are still grandstanding instead of leading.

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Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 05:07 PM


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These pathetic politicians just can't stop themselves ......... forever grandstanding.

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Business leaders have welcomed Daniel Andrews' $1.7 billion business survival package, which Treasurer Tim Pallas described "the biggest support package of any of the states".


Disgusted.

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Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 04:34 PM


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Our benighted pollies are such a bright lot ......... not.

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Queensland authorities have wound-back a two week offshore quarantine requirement on all cargo vessels just days after it was imposed in the wake of an emerging boycott by international ships bringing supplies to the state.

Maritime Safety Queensland conceded an immediate and “disturbing trend of future scheduled vessel cancellations” to the Port of Brisbane had raised concerns over the short-term supply of imported essential goods.

The restrictions — the toughest state-wide measures anywhere in Australia — were strenuously backed by state transport minister Mark Bailey despite warnings from Australia’s peak shipping body that the forced delays could make international shipping to Queensland unviable.


Who would have imagined that reaction !!??

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Posted on: Mar 19 2020, 07:24 AM


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Cattle will start to be rustled soon, saw it with sheep last year.
Professional mobs with dogs and trucks searching for isolated paddocks with stock in them.


Cripes, Mick, there really are some ultra-low-lifes.

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Posted on: Mar 18 2020, 09:14 PM


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And all of a sudden there doesn't seem to be universal panic about climate change ending the world. Amazing how the mind can be concentrated by a real catastrophe..

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Posted on: Mar 14 2020, 01:05 PM


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Re Covid-19

Never let reality get in the way of a news story ........ even in The Australian .

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Health authorities, racing to control the coronavirus, face a life-or-death challenge: flatten the rate of infection or face a situation where hospital doctors will need to make agonising decisions about who to save and who to let go.


Fair dinkum !! weirdsmiley.gif

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Posted on: Mar 13 2020, 05:17 PM


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Gampalage Shehan Naveendra De Fonseka Gunawarna Jayasuriya


This Sri Lankan player must spend half his life filling out forms. smile.gif

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Posted on: Mar 13 2020, 05:05 PM


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Time to dump Short, Marsh and Carey.

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Spit and polish may disappear in coronavirus era


With spit and polish on the nose for cricket balls, maybe it's time to re-think the use of sandpaper ?? We Aussies are always ahead of the game !! biggrin.gif

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Posted on: Mar 12 2020, 10:46 AM


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This should make Gerry smile ....

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Targeted households to get $750 cash


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Posted on: Mar 9 2020, 01:48 PM


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So given that the top female elite batters have similar skills-sets to the male elite batters but are facing much slower bowlers how come the female Bradman or even Smith has not emerged?


Give them some time T !! Remember, there's only been one Bradman in 130 years, and a few about half as good. My concern is that there might be one or two who decide to put on some extra bulk , as in most other sports. Or, heaven forbid, cricket will see a sex-change hero who wants to dominate the sport.

I think we will gradually see an increase in body strength, so bowling will get a bit faster, and some of the bowling techniques are a bit less than ideal. Upper body strength is a big difference in the sexes, and plays a big role in cricket in both batting and bowling. The women will get bigger and stronger I'm sure.

And there'll be a female Bradman come along ........ or maybe not. Perhaps a Vivienne Rishards ??

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Posted on: Mar 8 2020, 08:37 PM


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Well done Australian Women's cricket team ........ another World Cup in the pocket. Talk about a comprehensive win, it can't get much better, including taking all ten wickets ..... in a T20 !!!

Indian women were never in it, but will no doubt be better for the experience. I think the Aussie coach is Matthew Mott, so a big congrats to him and his crew as well.

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Posted on: Mar 8 2020, 08:30 AM


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If Mitch Marsh is the best all-rounder we've got, then no wonder the Saffas thrashed us.Yes, he scored a few runs each innings, but didn't materially help Australia's cause, because he scored too slowly.

His bowling efforts were 15.5 overs for 107 runs and zero wickets. However he's the coach's darling, so there you go. What are the selectors doing. one might well ask?

Anyway, good to see the young South Africans have a good series win.

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Posted on: Mar 6 2020, 06:41 PM


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I wonder what Mark makes of all that's happening in the markets?
Is it just a virus reaction, or is it bigger than that?

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Posted on: Mar 6 2020, 01:27 PM


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Good old Usman Khawaja ...... wins the toss and fields ....... again. I do get the feeling that he doesn't want to risk his personal figures on a responsive pitch.

I hope Queensland finds a better captain soon.

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Posted on: Mar 5 2020, 08:52 AM


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Janneman Malan ......... epitomises the vagaries of cricket .....

Out for a first ball duck in the first innings of his international one-day career .....

Then scores a winning, not out ,century in his second innings.

Such is life ...

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Posted on: Mar 5 2020, 08:36 AM


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This belongs in the " Oh shit !!" column ....

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A delivery truck carrying crucial toilet paper supplies has burst into flames in Brisbane, spilling loo rolls all over the road.


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Posted on: Mar 1 2020, 10:27 AM


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Kiwis have gone from 0 - 66 to 5 - 133 . Game on.

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Posted on: Mar 1 2020, 08:26 AM


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Mitch Marsh, Carey and Short didn't do much in our loss to SA.
I guess Marsh will keep on getting picked, no matter what. The other two will need to get some runs. Good to see the Saffas get a win, as they will be struggling for a time I would imagine.

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ps Liverpool lost !!! AAaaargh !!
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Posted on: Feb 27 2020, 06:43 AM


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Mate, feel free to call me petty names if that floats your boat. My beef with BOM is that they changed from using raw data to "homogenised" data, which then gives them the power to pick and choose which numbers they want to use. As far as I'm concerned that is not a proper scientific approach.
The world may well be warming, as it has done many times before. I'm not convinced that our human actions are the major cause. I really don't want the world to waste trillions doing unnecessary and fruitless actions.

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Posted on: Feb 26 2020, 08:27 PM


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I haven't trusted BOM climate statistics for some time ........ ever since I found out that they started "homogenising", and ignoring carefully collected data by hundreds of volunteers over a century or more.

The BOM has an agenda, which is a shame, because it used to be universally trusted, even if it wasn't always correct. The BOM executives should hang their heads in shame.

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Posted on: Feb 23 2020, 03:18 PM


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$225 Triilion in Derivatives. Its mind boggling


So, will the European banks be buying these shonky derivatives this time round ??

Not going to end well, is it.

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Posted on: Feb 21 2020, 08:44 AM


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Below is an article from today's Australian.

It would be nice if they can get the system to work on an appropriate scale and cost.

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Australian scientists close to developing holy grail of clean energy

Australian scientists are tantalisingly close to developing the holy grail of clean energy, using high-powered lasers to fuse boron and hydrogen atoms together to ­generate electricity without any emissions or toxic waste.

A team of scientists at the University of NSW is developing the ­hydrogen-boron fusion technol­ogy, which is said to hold the promise of limitless, cheap baseload electricity with virtually no carbon ­dioxide emissions and zero radioactive waste. The only waste product is helium.

The pioneer of the technology, Heinrich Hora, said: “The clean and absolutely safe reactor can be placed within densely populated areas, with no possibility of a ­catastrophic meltdown such as that which has been seen with ­nuclear fission reactors.” Boron is cheap and naturally abundant, with sufficient known reserves to power the world for thousands of years.


Patents for the technology have been granted in the US, Japan and China to UNSW spin-out company HB11 Energy.

The research, which was conceived by Emeritus Professor Hora, has been under way for more than four decades.

It is a genuine moonshot on the pathway to a low-emissions world. If successful, it will follow UNSW’s other success in transformative energy technology with solar photovoltaics.

The announcement by UNSW of progress on its fusion research coincides with a new focus by the Morrison government on technology to combat climate change. The Australian revealed this week that the govern­ment would adopt a technology investment target as the best way to meet the net zero emissions goal countries signed up to in the Paris Agreement.

Professor Hora said Scott Morrison’s comments and a business group target of $22bn a year for investment in new technology represented “a new direction” in tackling climate change.

The government is planning to release a technology road map that will include advances in carbon­ capture and storage and other emissions technologies. Work is also progressing on a coal-to-hydrogen project based on Victoria’s brown coal reserves, with delivery of a hydrogen refin­ing plant to AGL’s Loy Yang facility in the Latrobe Valley.

The plant will be used as part of a pilot phase of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project, a world first to establish the feasibility of supplying clean hydrogen from export from Victoria.


Fusion research has attracted billions of dollars in funding around the world. Many are claiming to be on the verge of a breakthrough similar to that of the UNSW team. However, ­others believe the technology is 30 years away.

Professor Hora said advances in laser technology had been the key to realising his theories of how to produce fusion energy without the massive amounts of heat needed by other approaches.

The laser technology’s developers, Donna Strickland and Gerard Mourou, were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2018.

With patents in place, HB11 will seek funding for final testing and development of a prototype. If all goes well, developers expect a pilot plant could be built within five years. The company will seek $1m for preliminary testing over 12 months. A further $5m would be needed over two years for international research collabor­ations to achieve experimental proof of concept. A pilot fusion electricity generator would require­ a further $80m.

“After investigating a laser-boron fusion approach for over four decades at UNSW, I am thrilled that this pioneering approach has now received patents in three countries,” Professor Hora said.

“These granted patents ­represent the eve of HB11 Energy’s seed-stage fundraising campaign that will establish ­Australia’s first commercial fusion company, and the world’s only approach focused on the safe hydrogen – boron reaction using lasers.”

Professor Hora said his react­or design was simple: a largely empty metal sphere, where a modestly sized HB11 fuel pellet is held in the centre, with apertures for the two lasers. One laser establishes the magnetic containment field for the plasma and the second triggers the “avalanche” fusion chain reaction.

A statement by UNSW said the alpha particles generated by the reaction would create an electrical flow that could be channelled almost directly into an existing power grid with no need for a heat exchanger or steam turbine­ generator.

HB11 Energy managing director Warren McKenzie said the approach could be the only way to achieve very low carbon emissions by 2050.

“As we aren’t trying to heat fuels to impossibly high temperatures, we are sidestepping all of the scientific challenges that have held fusion energy back for more than half a century,” Dr McKenzie said.

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So how does this system work ? If you can't win a medal we'll cut your funding.

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Charlesworth said he was “disappointed” when he heard the news that the Australian women’s hockey team, if they don’t perform in Tokyo, will have their funding cut by 60 per cent as there is no medal forecast for Paris 2024.


Making it harder for the sport is somehow supposed to get better results? Punish the non medal winners ?

I can understand some peripheral sports being cut, but teams like the Hocheyroos have actually performed pretty well on the international scene.

This approach of only rewarding winners, in a country with a small population like Australia has, seems bizarre, and certainly goes against the Olympic ideals.

Perhaps the administrative side of Olympic organisation needs the trimming, not the athletes' funding.

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So, firstly we need to ask the French to design and build a few nuclear reactors for us , preferably, but not binding contractually, by the end of this century. 😂😡🥴

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Tom Cooper leads the run scoring in the SS. Bummer today though ... grrr.gif

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Cooper was bowled for 99 by a cracking inswinger from Joel Paris with the second new ball. But his third half-century of the season, combined with his mammoth 271 not out against Victoria, took him past 600 runs for the competition and to the top of the run-scorers' list.


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A bit in today's paper re Renshaw

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Queensland announced yesterday that Australian opener Matthew Renshaw will take an immediate break from cricket. .

The tall Queenslander who has remodelled himself into a big hitting short-form cricketer was left out of the Bulls side that takes on Tasmania when the Sheffield Shield resumes tomorrow.

Renshaw also missed a recent club game for what were reported to be personal reasons. The Bulls coaching staff are understood to have encouraged the 23-year-old to have a rest despite moves for him to play in this weekend’s Australia A match against an England Lions side.


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G'day triage

I totally agree that Smith is/was the outstanding batsman ....... no one came close in the Ashes. My beef was with the extremists who want him out forever ....... and can't stand that they don't get their own way.

Warner couldn't handle the Pommy bowling, and has generally not been a great traveller, except maybe for South Africa.

Warner must have impressed his teammates, umpires etc for all the other matches ..... I can't imagine he got any votes for the Ashes tour.

Anyway, the system worked for him this year.

By the way, he's an opener, and that's always a difficult chore, in any game, so maybe he gets some extra votes by the people who understand ???

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ps Yes, I saw that Renshaw has been dropped from QLD. He must have a knack for pissing people off.
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How is the Allan Border Medal decided?
The Allan Border Medal is awarded to the player who has received the most votes from teammates, umpires (home matches), match referees (overseas matches) and members of the media in the voting period.
At the end of each Test, one-day international or Twenty20 international, individual players' votes are tallied in a 3-2-1 system, while the votes of the umpires/match referees and media are combined into a collective group 3-2-1 vote.
The vote system is weighted, with Test votes given a value of six, one-dayers three and T20Is two.


So now everyone wants Ashes tests to be “super valued, tests against Pakistan, Sri Lanka etc to be undervalued, anyone who breaks the rules should be not eligible ...... for life .......

It all comes down to never forgiving the sinner. Sorry, I just don’t agree. Punish the wrongdoer ( in this case it was comparatively excessive), then get on with the business. We will all remember Warner for his folly, but I don’t go along with life bans and “never” to be eligible for honours etc

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Could be, Sprotty, but is their statement wrong in fact ?

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And another view about CO2 ......

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As for CO2 emissions, for which humans are blamed and which are supposedly responsible for ravaging the planet, FriendsofScience.org, an organization of active and retired climate scientists dedicated to disentangling myth from fact, asserts bluntly that “there is no proof that CO2 is the main driver of global warming.”

The scientists at Friends of Science back up their statement. “As measured in ice cores dated over many thousands of years, CO2 levels move up and down AFTER the temperature has done so, and thus are the RESULT OF, NOT THE CAUSE of warming.” They note that the work of geologists in sediments establishes the direction of causality from the Earth’s rising temperature to the increase in CO2 levels—and not vice versa.

“There is solid evidence that, as temperatures move up and down naturally and cyclically through solar radiation, orbital and galactic influences, the warming surface layers of the earth’s oceans expel more CO2 as a result.”


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Have just had a couple of weeks in NZ. It might be my imagination, but I came back with the impression that New Zealanders have a much more relaxed attitude, are not shouting about doom and gloom and the world coming to an end, they are working pretty happily and enjoying their weekends.
Kids are allowed to play on trees and equipment that they can fall out of. School playgrounds are open at weekends, you don’t see police very often, traffic doesn’t have many maniacs, they have power boat races on a lake without crowds of protestors, bike riders and motor vehicles seem to accommodate each other, coffee shops and restaurants are happy and pleasant.
Maybe living on the Shaky Isles make them more relaxed.
When we came back to Oz I felt immediately battered by everyone shouting and being unhappy and wanting to change everything (to suit themselves).
Maybe more Kiwis work and can’t be bothered with stupid meaningless slogans and demands.
Good luck to the NZers.

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There are also potentially large numbers of innocent “news” readers being exploited by predatory writers and penny-pinching publishers who don’t value proper journalism any more. A momentary headline is all that’s wanted. These fake news writers have to “publish or perish “ , and they know they’ll be accepted if they have something sensational or controversial. Simply doesn’t matter if it’s rubbish.
Unfortunately the standards of The Australian have fallen considerably.
Of course the words “children “ and “sexual exploitation “ are perennial favourites of cheap publications.

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It’s just typical of the age we live in. Everyone has an opinion, and it’s the only one. Wouldn’t expect anything else from The Brat, but Martina should pull her head in.

Loud Americans are never pleasant.

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Would make live commentary difficult for the smirkers.

Just back from the Brisbane Heat hit and giggle match ...... nice to be there with son and grandson.
AB was a pleasure to watch ...... pure class, and in total control. Good for Renshaw (who also batted very well) to be with him for a long spell.

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Keep in mind that the 20/20 bash is a very different game from the 50 over format .Different rules, different umpiring, different referral system.
Maxwell has had his chances in the past. He also seems to bat well against the medium stuff, and a bit more subdued against effective spin.

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Well, Marnus got there in the end, and well done. He's on a real golden streak, and batting very well.
Good total by the Aussies, but now the Kiwi openers have done the job, and it will be up to the Aussies to get an opening in the morning.

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ps These fires down south are a major catastrophe for Australia. I know there'll be political points to be scored, but really it's simply a natural and national disaster, which will impact many for a long long time.
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Paine hasn't a clue about helping his partner to his double century ......... Kiwis are much smarter.

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Chris Lynn, with 88 runs from 55 balls, had equal worst batting run rate for the Heat ........

212 from the 20 overs. Hope they can bowl and field decently.

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All going according to plan. Burns on shaky ground now. While watching there was a TV bit with Warner talking about Marnus. There were a few banal comments from the commentators, but none of them seemed interested in what I thought was a very complimentary phrase from Warner .......... " He's a good cricketer".

If our batsmen can concentrate properly, we should be in a very strong position by close of play.

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Poor old Kiwis can't take a trick. Quite a few not feeling too well ....... Santner, Southie, Boult, Williamson and Nicholls all out.

Ravel, Phillips, Castle, Somerville and Henry in.

And to top it all off, the Aussies have won the toss.

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Bit of hyperbole never goes astray .......

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exodus from our fatal shore


I see that our PM has copped some abuse from some of the fire affected. Bit harsh, but understandable, from those suffering badly.

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Pedestrians cross a bridge by foot as smoke haze settles over the town of Batesman Bay


As distinct from the pedestrians who were riding buses. Sigh wacko.gif

And I just noticed the Bateman's Bay !!?? So many stories to type, and so little time .....

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* Sorry, tried to post stats but didn't work.
Try this link to see stats
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/cont...er/1076721.html


Julian Linden in today's Australian is getting excited about Australia's new leg spinning hope. Maybe just a tad premature, after 4 first class matches.

I hope he does well, but I rather think that a couple of seasons of Sheffield Shield cricket might be in order.

Present statistics are pretty ordinary.

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Her and her mother were on Tuesday trying to return to their pub and open it up for the community.


Fair dinkum, it just gets worse and worse, and this in The Australian.

Maybe things will improve in 2020 ......... Happy New Year everyone.

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Umpires mostly do a fantastic job, getting an amazing percentage of decisions correct. There's the odd howler, but that's what DRS is for.

Well done Aussies, who had to work pretty hard today. Hope Stark is not injured.
Sydney will be different, but two spinners? I don't think so. I'll be surprised if any player is changed, unless there's an injury. As usual, put your best batsmen and bowlers out there and let them get on with it.

Kiwis will be disappointed, but the Aussies just haven't let them get into it.

Hats off to the Kiwi cheer squad who never let up .......

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Oh boy, another international incident in the making with Williamson being given out . smile.gif

Pattinson going really well and the Kiwis in deep doo doo. Can't say I feel sorry for them because they have played very negative cricket all series ........ a modern day body-line tactic.

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Poor decision from Paine to bat again ........... just what the NZers would want them to do. As for his decision to bowl Wade when the NZ batsmen were really struggling ........... what a brain-fade.

We should win handily, but not the way I would do it.

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A very Happy Christmas to all Sharecafe members and readers, with a happy and prosperous 2020 to follow.

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New book ........ maybe a Christmas present ??

"Death of a Typographer", by Nick Gadd.

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Nick Gadd's second novel, Death of a Typographer, is both a celebration and a gentle satire of typography. With in-jokes scattered joyfully about, it's easy to be drawn into its ''typomania'' and Gadd delivers a novel that combines detective mystery and letterform aesthetics.


and

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a romp of a novel. It's witty and playful quasi-detective fiction that's populated by a motley crew of obsessives who swoon or grimace at particular letterforms. Gadd's endearingly oddball characters ride on a narrative full of typographical jokes and exotic locations.

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Stark and Smith star again. True champions.

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Looks like Aussie investors are quite relieved and buying again.

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And then there are low-lifes who steal water ........

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Police are investigating an ­alleged water heist that has robbed a drought-ravaged town in northern NSW of a critical supply.

Thieves allegedly stole 25,000 litres of water from a council facility in Murwillumbah just days before level 2 water restrictions were to be imposed.

The heist comes as the town desperately tries to stave off the possibility of running out of water.

“The act of stealing water during a time of hardship for much of NSW is shocking,” Detective Chief Inspector Luke Arthurs said on Thursday.

“Every catchment in the Tweed/Byron Local Government Area is in drought, and this kind of theft is not acceptable.”

Police believe the thieves drove a water tanker and a Toyota Hilux to Airfield Avenue, Murwillumbah, on Monday night.



On one of our more recent camping trips we noticed locks on isolated farm water tanks.............. sad.

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Spare me the details .... please .

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Unlike the other two test flights, Mr Joyce will not be on board, quipping he needed to spend time with his new husband so he wouldn’t divorce him.


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Mmmm ....... not much of an entertaining spectacle yesterday. I had noticed that the Poms run rate in NZ was particularly low, and after watching yesterday I can understand why.
The Kiwis are bowling very tight lines , placing fielders precisely, and waiting for frustrated batsmen to make a mistake. I've not got a problem with this, so long as the Kiwis don't try to play the "we play attractive cricket" card.
It is a very controlled and controlling tactic, which the Aussies would no doubt be aware of, and it will be interesting to see how they cope with such stifling play. Smith finally couldn't stand it and got out. Fair enough.

Another hot day coming up and I do hope our Aussies can patiently play out most of the day, and put the Kiwis in later.

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T , I think it's up tp the women cricketers themselves to change Channel 7's approach. They should be quietly disabusing the TV spin doctors of the idea that women's cricket is a "hit and giggle" affair, as shown by Ch 7 in this latest series. The male commentator seemed to be the worst performer, apparently to applause from Ch 7 producers.

The broadcast really dumbed down women's cricket, and the women should be complaining loudly. To be having comments thrown back and forth as the bowler is running in is as unprofessional as it can get. Reduces it to a circus.

There were plenty of professional cricket efforts happening, by the rather quiet and serious players who seemed by and large to shun the Ch 7 circus.

Good luck to the women, and I hope they demand a more professional offering from the company providing TV coverage.

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Yes T, I also was pretty unimpressed with the bowling and fielding standards. You'd think the bowlers could manage at least a couple of good length balls per over.
I cannot bear to listen to the vacuous commentary ........ "mute" is where my control stays. And as for the "star" player who cannot stop her inane drivel for a second, how she managed to get the score she did is a mystery. Her sister's effort was beyond abysmal. Luckily for Brisbane a couple of more mature players saw them home comfortably.

Good luck to Brisbane today, on another uncomfortably hot day. My son and his kids were there yesterday, and going again today .... beggars for punishment !!

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How to make the opposition happy ......... QLD 6/240 ......... all out for 240 ! sad.gif

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It's all about AFL ............

Will be interesting to see what the groundsman comes up with.

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Trenaman is the latest Australian cricketer to step back from the game for mental health reasons this season. Sophie Molineux, the Melbourne Renegades and Australia allrounder, announced last month that she was taking a break which followed the decisions taken by Glenn Maxwell, Will Pucovski and Nic Maddinson.


Rachel Trenaman is the latest cricketer to take a break for mental health reasons.

What's going on ??

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Bob Willis has died. Gave a few Aussie batsmen a bit of curry, and won the test for the Poms at Headingly with 8/43. Seriously good bowler.

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I’m still waiting for the next Garfield Sobers......... Australian, I hope.

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I agree that Warner isn't up there with Smith, Tendulka, Lara, Kohli ......... but he's better than most. He failed in England, but then Smith has has "failed" against Pakistan. They're different, but I'm sure that any opposition team would be happier if either of them wasn't playing. ( I imagine the Poms were pretty happy that Stark only got one match in England!)

I sure hope they both fire against the Kiwis !!!!

That reminds me ........ I was so happy that Paine made Pakistan follow on ........ always do what the opposition would least like.

I find this link absolute gold for cricket stats ........ everything you could possibly want.

http://howstat.com.au/cricket/home.asp

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Great plan by Paine ( or whoever) to bowl down the leg side this morning. Pakistan score freely and bowlers get tired and frustrated. Whoever dreamed up that tactic should be sacked for gross stupidity.
Paine should be sacked for persisting with such a bizarre plan.

Pakistan batsmen shake their heads and help themselves gleefully.

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In his first innings after taking time out to concentrate on his mental health, Pucovski batted bravely for his 82 but was stumped by Peter Nevill off the bowling of Steve O’Keefe in the second over following a four-hour rain break.


So just where is this leading?

Will we soon see options for extra players in the team, who will have full playing rights, just so the weak and infirm can be included ?

Pucovski is undoubtedly a talented batsman ( sorry, "batter" ) , but it used to take much more than talent to be included in a test team. A test player has had to have huge talent, great dedication, exceptional health and fitness and incredible strength of mind and character. A test player has had to be able to cope with up to five days of pressure ........ a not inconsiderable task.

A lot of aspects of test cricket will come under pressure from sponsors and administrators who want to please sponsors, and for whom the essence of "test" cricket is not as important as the commercial considerations.

Tough cricketers are under threat : potential crowd pleasers will be what's wanted.

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ABC boss David Anderson candidly told The Australian back in October: “We’re facing an ABC of the future that has less people.”


Wouldn't you think that the boss of the ABC would know when to use "fewer" and "less" ?

Guess not.

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Well, there you go ...... two wickets in two balls !! wink.gif

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Seems like it's Yasir Shah's day. Put Stark back on for goodness sake.

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The quality of TV coverage just seems to diminish year by year, in almost all sports. In cricket I guess sponsors want their five days worth, so groundsmen are pressured to make pretty benign pitches ..........too bad about the standard of cricket.
Commentators are pretty ordinary, although Ricky Ponting seems to try to be insightful and fair. Don't know what happens on Foxtel.

It will be interesting to see if the Aussie quicks can get any life out of this Adelaide pitch. If they do, then game over pretty quickly.

As far as Warner is concerned, I think he was just musing on what it would have been like to face Pakistan's best. I don't think he meant that he would have been able to handle them necessarily.

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Oh well, we just pi....d away $85m for an aircraft that didn't get off the ground in the USA. Now we'll have 11 instead of 12, and the Defence people " weren't aware" of the conditions of sale. Unbelievable!

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The head of Defence’s aerospace division, Air Vice Marshal Greg Hoffman, said it was “very unfortunate” that no compensation was available for the loss of the aircraft, which was provided under a contract with the US government.

“When we lost the Growler, we were not aware of the detailed commercial arrangements,” Air Marshal Hoffman said.


Isn't it wonderful how careless and carefree you can be when it's just taxpayer money ( read "limitless" apparently.)

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Good start by the Bananabenders. Khawaja seems a bit keen on batting second ..........

Fingers crossed for Adelaide.
Kiwis going OK in NZ.

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By the way, I think it's great that George Bailey has been appointed as a selector. He's experienced, good tactician, knows present players in all form of the game, totally fair and unbiased.

Excellent appointment.

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 28 2019, 06:17 AM


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Justin Langer describing Marnus Labuschagne as among the most "coachable" players he has been involved with does not sound particularly special unless it is placed in the context of the vexed role for coaches over cricket's long history.


Says a lot about Langer . He obviously wants only players who fit his ideas. Great coaches have different methods for different personalities, recognise the strengths and weaknesses, find ways to get the best from the most talented players.

Langer is a "method" man. Short may he reign.

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 06:45 PM


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Paine

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Tim Paine says the Australian camp was surprised and relieved when Mohammad Abbas was dropped for the first Test.

In a shock selection, Abbas was left out when Pakistan decided instead to reward Imran Khan’s good form in the Australia A game in Perth.

“Yeah, I was pretty happy he didn’t play to be totally honest,” Paine said after Australia won the first Test by an innings and five runs.

“He probably would’ve been a handful out there.”


I wonder if he (Paine) thought about how relieved the Pakistani batsmen were this morning when he didn't give Stark a bowl until after the drinks break ??

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 05:03 PM


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Interesting stat in The Australian ....

The leading strike rates of Australia’s top 12 wicket-takers has been updated, and we have a new leader:

Mitchell Starc 49.4

Mitchell Johnson 51.1

Glenn McGrath 51.9

Dennis Lillee 52.0


I wonder if Stark will now be "rested" for the Adelaide match ......... nothing would surprise !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 04:56 PM


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Well, we got there eventually. Took quite an effort on a pretty tame wicket for the Gabba, but the new ball cleaned them up. Still very unimpressed with Paine's captaincy ............ he's lucky he has 4 top bowlers at his disposal.

And now on to Adelaide, where the pitch will probably also be fairly tame. Congrats to the Aussie team, and well played Pakistan in pretty trying conditions. Didn't hear any whinging at all.

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 10:47 AM


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After 27 overs, Stark has bowled 4, and has 2 out of 3 wickets. I’d love to hear Paine’s reasoning.
And now that the new ball has been wasted, and the batsmen set, will Mitch eventually get a bowl? Apparently Paine has a plan.

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 10:12 AM


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And now Paine opens with Lyon ...... Pakistan batsmen cheer silently. Is this Payne’s bizarre idea, or Langer’s ?
How does a captain justify ignoring a fresh bowler who has two wickets in two overs?
Paine has NFI., but no doubt Langer and Hohns think he’s brilliant.

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