Q&A Forum: July 7, 2014

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355 Responses to Q&A Forum: July 7, 2014

  1. Cold-Hands

    This question was not the one that was voted on I bet.

  2. Baldrick

    Piss off you Greenfilth leftard

  3. Empire

    Tourets hipster goes full retard boaties. FMD.

  4. John Comnenus

    Had to get the asylum seekers on

  5. Rich

    China’s opinion on human rights?

    C’mon Judith, save us

  6. Sod.Off.Swampy

    They are not ‘asylum seekers’ they economic migrants.

  7. Tom

    Garnaut saying that the stimulus appreciated the dollar in Australia…should go tell that to the ALP.

    The greatest achievement of the Liars rabble was to hide the fact that their reckless borrowing caused 50% of the AUD’s overvaluation and the death of Australian manufacturing.

  8. Turtle of WA

    Moral exhibitionism time.

  9. Spider

    Sending 37 out 41 Sinhalese back to Sri Lanka. Next 150 Tamils back to Tamil Nadu.

  10. Percy

    Not watching the show but this is the most enjoyable Q&A thread I’ve read in some time.
    Especially glad to hear that Judith is carving up shitlips, in the eyes of Cats at least.

  11. Andrew

    Climate change…here we gooo!!!

  12. Rich

    This question was not the one that was voted on I bet.

    Nope, the real one was ‘why does Abbott666 want to kill all the one-legged refugees?’

  13. Turtle of WA

    Poet or out of work actor?

  14. Leo G

    Garnaut, Stickywits and Wong, all of one singleminded-ness, make quite a comedy trio.

  15. Next question PUP & the ETS.

    Sod.Off.Swamy.

  16. Spider

    Refugees. Global warming. Next Gay marriage!!!!!

  17. Turtle of WA

    Says it all – Garnaut is on and they leave this one for 5 min to go.

  18. Leo G

    Ms Wong reckons China is cutting back on climate change issues.

  19. Baldrick

    Country Shoppers – Gerbil Wormening – next question on same sex marriage

  20. incoherent rambler

    Abbott666 eats refugee babies (raw with wasabi).

  21. Mr Rusty

    People who compare border policy to the Nazi concentration camps need to be locked up for 6 months, fed starvation rations, work in dirty manual labour for 18 hours a day, sleep on straw in an overcrowded infested pit, have experiments performed on them without anaesthetic then watch their family shot and gassed before being forced to burn their bodies.
    Then they might understand the difference.

  22. Turtle of WA

    Man Bear Pig is Serial!

  23. Shelley

    I usually have my alarm set to come onto ABC Newsradio every morning. Have decided from now that the radio will be flicked to the easy listening station. I do not want to wake up to ABC wetting themselves over the high court injunction.

  24. Spider

    CO2 = air pollution. Oh dear.

  25. whats with the bodyshirrt and metro scarf?

    The stig now bangs on about da ebil carbon, it’s CO2 you douchenozzle.

  26. Rich

    We take climate change very seriously

    As soon as the other guys do – on this one, Clive is spot on

  27. Empire

    Chicom concedes no mandated ETS for China. Stig claims China serious about carbon (sic) pollution.

  28. Tom

    Hardly any time left. We haven’t got to the question about whether Rolf Harris’s lechery caused the climate crisis.

  29. Any second now gay marriage will pop up.

  30. Baldrick

    I thought the nancy-boy look cute in his metro scarf

  31. Leo G

    China are even thinking of imposing a carbon tax, particle pollution being so bad in China! – Garnaut
    LOL

  32. Spider

    Thank you Mr Rusty. The whole nazi thing is just so fatuous in the extreme.

  33. Cool garnut want to shut the Latrobe Valley & Hunter Valley, yep that would work a treat for power supply to Vic & NSW, you used sex toy.

  34. Spider

    Shut up you old fart. Is he being paid by the minute.

  35. John Comnenus

    Clive’s mates laughing at him now!

  36. incoherent rambler

    The stig now bangs on about da ebil carbon, it’s CO2 you douchenozzle.

    Must be a ‘climate expert’. 0.04% in the atmosphere will turn people into zombies. Looks like they were right.

  37. Cold-Hands

    Just checked the #QANDA stream:

    Q1 ABC Q&A ‏@QandA 13m
    RT for #QChoose 1. Should we give more economic power to the Reserve Bank and less to politicians? #QandA

    No retweets.

    The winner:

    Retweeted 646 times
    ABC Q&A ‏@QandA 14m
    RT for #QChoose 2. Is handing asylum seekers over to the Sri Lankan government a breach of the UN Convention? #QandA

  38. Rousie

    What’s the bet the Stig goes ‘the children’s childrens’

  39. Leo G

    Ross knows someone, who knows someone, who knows everything about climate change.

  40. Empire

    Cult of Thermageddon circle jerk in progress.

  41. Splatacrobat

    Economist’s formula for lesbianism expressed as a ratio compared to GDP = 181

  42. Judith does the interrupting, excellent.

  43. Rich

    Judith schooling Garnaut!

  44. Turtle of WA

    Judith does the interrupting, excellent.

    I pointed that out before. Revenge interruptions. It’s glorious.

  45. Motelier

    Sorry….

    I just woke up

  46. Cold-Hands

    Well done Judith!

  47. Judith owned that room.

    Well done blossom

  48. Empire

    There’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back.

    Never again.

  49. Andrew

    Excellent Qanda….Stiglitz got hit with the baseball bat many times which was great

  50. Shelley

    Next week – Charlie Pickering and Tanya Plibersek. Urrggh.

  51. incoherent rambler

    Ross knows someone, who knows someone, who knows everything about climate change.

    Ross -> personal trainer -> hairdresser -> masseur knows everything about climate change.

  52. Rich

    I do hope they paid Wong for showing up

    Or at least gave her some food for her trouble

    And why the hell is Charlie Pickering on ‘our top political discussion show’?

  53. Interruption Lotto – the verdict

    22 interruptions – bit of a lowball night, Motellier was closest with 25

  54. Motelier

    Bugger

    I will try next week

  55. Baldrick

    I hope Judith knees Stigshitz in the groin when they get back to the green room.

  56. Motelier

    Night all

    I have a big day tomorrow.

    Play hard and play fair.

  57. Next week – Charlie Pickering and Tanya Plibersek. Urrggh.

    Great, a beta male and some dude off the Project.

  58. incoherent rambler

    I am still stressed by the inequality.

  59. Turtle of WA

    Thanks Carpe. Professional academics, all of advanced years… they know how to take turns. No actor/comedian/activist/token-young-person-of-colour-with-some-grant-or-award-and-foreign-looking-head-gear.

  60. Konbanwa troops – i have a 6am meeting and sleep beckons

  61. .

    Shelley
    #1373066, posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm
    Next week – Charlie Pickering and Tanya Plibersek. Urrggh.

    Just kill yourself now. FFS.

  62. Cold-Hands

    No actor/comedian/activist/token-young-person-of-colour-with-some-grant-or-award-and-foreign-looking-head-gear.

    That’s next week, with at least two of the boxes ticked.

  63. kae

    Okay.

    Okay.

    This thread is funny. :P

  64. JC

    Great work by Judith, but not nearly hard enough on Stigliz. She should have punched him every one time he said something outlandishly stoopid.

  65. JC

    That Chinese woman was like Stigliz’s mini me.

  66. Andrew

    Would have been nice if Stiglitz was asked how badly he got it wrong on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

  67. Oh come on

    WA update:

    The Chinese economist uncritically believes all the economic statistics the Chinese government feeds her. What a dummy.

    Keynesian infrastructure spending does not work. In China, in the US, in Australia.

    In China – it’s expected that people uncritically accept what the government tells them. And outsiders uncritically accept what the Chinese government tells them – no coercion necessary. Wong is a useful idiot.

  68. WhaleHunt Fun

    So in China if a lying slapper says your being misogynistic, you’re expected to believe it?
    What a sick place.

  69. JC

    Would have been nice if Stiglitz was asked how badly he got it wrong on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

    And Greece.. and the US. The dickhead was mouthing off that the US budget cuts would send it back into deep recession during the same time it’s registered growth. He’s a fool. an embarrassing one.

  70. Oh come on

    The Chinese woman is a typical English speaking CCP-certified academic. She has nothing remotely insightful to add to the conversation. If you want up-to-the-minute, gold plated conventional wisdom from a “Chinese” perspective, go to her.

  71. Oh come on

    Stiglitz – condescending arsehole. All Australians don’t own the resources, butthead. In the ground, they’re worthless. How would you feel if you spent your Nobel winnings extracting these and bringing them to market and THEN having some smarmy outsider come in and tell you that your investment is actually owned by everyone else?

  72. Oh come on

    Stiglitz loves demand side economics. Bless.

  73. Oh come on

    Stiglitz steps in to save his hapless protege. Who invited Wong on?

  74. Oh come on

    The ChiCom plant has to be assured that she’s providing her personal opinion before opining on Sri Lankan refugees.

  75. Oh come on

    Wong consistently refuses to criticise CCP policy. Stiglitz impatiently backs her up.

  76. Oh come on

    Well fought, Judith, but the decks were stacked against you. #leftistlovein

  77. Stephan

    All Australians don’t own the resources, butthead. In the ground, they’re worthless.

    We do, actually, and we could mine at least a proportion of them ourselves as the Norwegians and Russians do, if we weren’t in such a hurry to cart our extremely finite resource wealth off into tax havens, never to be seen again by the nominal owners.

  78. 2dogs

    We do, actually

    No, all Australians don’t. If you want to get technical about it, they are the property of state governments, not the federal.

    Apart from that, you should understand how offensive the “mineral resources belong at all Australians ” statement is to those who come from regional areas where there is mining.

    Every region has its own advantages, Sydney its harbour, the Barossa its wines, etc. There is no call for special taxation on Sydney harbour or on Barossa vineyards. But there is on mines.

    You are effectively saying to mining regions “what’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine also”.

  79. entropy

    All Australians don’t own the resources, butthead. In the ground, they’re worthless.

    We do, actually, and we could mine at least a proportion of them ourselves as the Norwegians and Russians do, if we weren’t in such a hurry to cart our extremely finite resource wealth off into tax havens, never to be seen again by the nominal owners.

    speaking as a Qlders, and I will also speak on behalf of my WA colleagues, get your filthy paws our resources, you greedy southerner. Also, have shovel do you?

  80. Percy

    I’m curious, does anybody know if the Oz mining industry as a whole runs at a profit? As in, do the profits of the few ventures that succeed outweigh the amount of investment put into mining and exploration in its entirety in this country?

  81. john constantine

    the heaps of little mining companies that go out backwards rarely drill and explore themselves broke.

    the australian mining sector is a net benefit to the economy, as opposed say to the sarah hysterically-wrong theory of economics.

    take too long to explain how juior mining in australia works, but it responds to trends and opportunities as presented to it.

  82. .

    Andrew
    #1373133, posted on July 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm
    Would have been nice if Stiglitz was asked how badly he got it wrong on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

    LOL

    The Chinese economist uncritically believes all the economic statistics the Chinese government feeds her. What a dummy.

    Keynesian infrastructure spending does not work. In China, in the US, in Australia.

    Double LOL

  83. Percy

    the heaps of little mining companies that go out backwards rarely drill and explore themselves broke

    Good point. I think I’m overestimating the investment in exploration versus the investment in infrastructure/machinery etc at startup.

  84. .

    Stephan
    #1373191, posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:08 am
    All Australians don’t own the resources, butthead. In the ground, they’re worthless.

    We do, actually, and we could mine at least a proportion of them ourselves as the Norwegians and Russians do, if we weren’t in such a hurry to cart our extremely finite resource wealth off into tax havens, never to be seen again by the nominal owners.

    So we’re better off taxing the industry to a) shut it down and b) use the revenue to support losers like Holden?

    Fuck me you’re a space cadet, mate.

    As has been explained to your very thick cranium – “we” don’t own the resources.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    if we weren’t in such a hurry to cart our extremely finite resource wealth off into tax havens, never to be seen again by the nominal owners.

    Complete rubbish. Of the value of minerals mined in this country 80% or more goes to Australia. And if it is an Australian domiciled company its getting up to 85% or more, since they pay company tax here.

    And that’s when prices are reasonable. When prices are low 100% of the value of the minerals are going to Australia because the mining companies don’t make any profit at all.

    Most of the value of minerals comes to Australia in the form of wages paid to employees, energy and consumables bought here and roaylties charged by the States.

  86. manalive

    I wouldn’t normally watch it but have just run through online to hear Judith Sloan’s bits.
    It was great to hear her views without interruption, when she appears on Bolt she rarely gets the opportunity to finish a sentence.

  87. Leo G

    I’m curious, does anybody know if the Oz mining industry as a whole runs at a profit?

    ABS Australian Business Indicators- Analysis by Industry

  88. john constantine

    long term, there will be near 10 billion people in the world soon, only 50-70 million of them australians.

    the other nine billion,nine hundred and fifty million people will not be real impressed by australian swampies claims that the world cannot access australian resources and food, because it hurts swampie feelings.

    open borders work plenty of ways.

    [ all junior miners need to run their business is a mobile phone for when things are running good, and a landline connected to a call center office for when things are tight. actually operating a mine is not the core business of the australian junior mining sector.]

    the big operating mines actually enable the functioning of the worlds economy, nobody makes a dollar if the mines shut. [actually, most people die if the mines shut] .

  89. Andrew

    Every region has its own advantages, Sydney its harbour, the Barossa its wines, etc. There is no call for special taxation on Sydney harbour or on Barossa vineyards. But there is on mines.

    Weeeeeeellllllll, the World’s Greatest Treasurer was getting ready for the World’s Biggest Bank Tax on our profitable finance industry – much of which is in Sydney. From there, ANY super-normal profit(TM) (i.e. above 3.6% p.a. ROE) is fair game.

    Does this shit happen in the rest of the world? Does California slap on a Movie Super-Profit Tax to “share the boom” with other companies not doing so well in LA?

  90. JC

    From Bolt

    The Sri Lankan “asylum seekers” sent back this week tell a Fairfax reporter of their terrible mistreatment by the Abbott regime:

    One of the asylum seekers, Anthony Fernando, 38, told Fairfax Media that he had had been “mistreated” by Australian authorities and given food that was past its expiry date.

    Such cruelty This is a job for our High Court.

    And then the people the Greens claim fleeing persecution confess:

    Anthony Fernando, 38, told Fairfax Media …. “I went [to] Australia to find employment and then settle and bring my wife and family…

    Another man, Punchi Banda Podinilame, said he had one son, two sons-in-law and seven other relatives on the boat.

    He said they had all gone to Australia to find employment.

    “I went [to] Australia to find employment and then settle and bring my wife and family.”

    WTF? Punchi Banda Podinilame, The name alone ought to get him a lifetime ban from ever coming into the country.

  91. JC

    Dot

    Challenge the fucking moron to a duel with Glocks. I think Glock manufacture weapons for dueling which come in leather embossed initialized cases. Put a bullet through his mooching heart and be done with it.

  92. egg_

    Ms Wong reckons China is cutting back on climate change issues.

    Comment of the fred, IMHO. ;)

    “We have had no complaints…”

  93. 2dogs

    Weeeeeeellllllll, the World’s Greatest Treasurer was getting ready for the World’s Biggest Bank Tax on our profitable finance industry – much of which is in Sydney. From there, ANY super-normal profit(TM) (i.e. above 3.6% p.a. ROE) is fair game.

    But it never happened. Our finance industry is actually effectively subsidised – when banks borrow money overseas, they can do so on terms which enable the recipients to pay only 10% tax on their interest. Foreign dividends, on the other hand, get taxed at 30%.

    The statement is offensive. I am quite sure those making it would take offence if ever they were singled out for the imposition of unique obligations in their own fields.

  94. egg_

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #1373732, posted on July 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Ms Wong reckons China is cutting back on climate change issues.

    Comment of the fred, IMHO. ;)

    “We have had no complaints…”

  95. JC

    Flannery and the other bedwetting dishonest ‘virnmentals caused this.

    Queensland floods class action to begin in NSW Supreme Court

    INTERNATIONAL experts are now highly confident that the flooding from Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam caused a disaster almost completely avoidable if the operators had not been negligent, prompting the filing in the NSW Supreme Court today of Australia’s largest and potentially most costly class action.

    The decision of legal firm Maurice Blackburn to definitely run the case for more than 4000 victims of the January 2011 floods that devastated South East Queensland homes and businesses follows a closed-door multimillion-dollar evidence-testing program by a team of United States-based hydrologists. It has so far cost the firm and its funder, Bentham IMF, millions of dollars and the costs are set to escalate sharply, while the potential payout for some 4000 signed-up flood victims would be met in part by a major insurer if the victims win the case.

    The cost and damage suffered by South East Queensland families and businesses, many of them uninsured for the inundation of thousands of homes, means the payouts in the event of a success could be as much as $2 billion.

  96. Clam Chowdah

    First Q&A I’ve watched in a long time.

    Judith Sloan: FANTASTIC JOB!

  97. Thank you Mr Rusty. The whole nazi thing is just so fatuous in the extreme.

    Fraser fulfills Godwin’s law with his first breath, and from the left, nothing but crickets.

  98. egg_

    How many Nob’ Award winners have they had on Q&A to date?

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