Open Forum: December 15, 2018

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  1. RobK

    I just put 502 sheep on a truck to the last sale for the year. Hopefully the buyers are in good cheer. Fingers crossed.

  2. Western Sydney will absorb the equivalent of five Newcastles on its fringes to accommodate unprecedented population growth.

    So people have suddenly started having kids again?
    Oh wait, it’s j’ism, it requires fixes;

    Western Sydney will absorb the equivalent of five Newcastles on its fringes to accommodate unprecedented population growth levels of immigration.

    That’s better, but still not quite there;

    Western Sydney will absorb the equivalent of five Newcastles Mogadishu, Kabul, Lahore, Jodhpur and Changzhou on its fringes to accommodate unprecedented population growth levels of immigration.

    Much better!

  3. Leigh Lowe

    The married Mildura-based federal politician is alleged to have bombarded “Amy” — who uses the online alias “Sweet Sophia Rose” with messages of a sexual natures, according to New Idea magazine.
    It is alleged Mr Broad, 43, met the young woman last month while he was at the expensive Aqua restaurant in Hong Kong.

    The career-saving statement …
    “Sweet Sophia Rose is, in fact, a Thai lady-boy and I now choose to live my life as a gay man.”

  4. .

    Boambee

    The price you mention if you count all non-dwelling construction stock is about 121k.

    2.783 trillion / 23 million.

    The idea is sound but conceptually per se why be charged for 120-year-old assets for example? Accounting theory is actually *very interesting*.**

    The fee if charged per head of productive people against actual transport, energy and water infrastructure might only be 50k, being charged for a private warehouse in Western Sydney, for example, is not really correct.

    IIRC the nominal 50k figure was derived from recurrent costings but for current spending, which includes policing if charged as “property security” services and thought of that way.

    See here, Table 56, Column Q. The raw figure includes non-residential plus “actual” infrastructure, private and public.

    http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/DetailsPage/5204.02017-18?OpenDocument

    Not really caring to blog much more but would be interested to see your comments or be told of any errors.

    **Yes. Some of you probably think it is as interesting as watching ants crawl up and down a dead junkie’s face.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    *…and Bruce, I’m not calling you an idiot.

    Dot…I am calling you an idiot.

    The lefty MSM is waiting for every tiny peccadillo of a righty politician, however inconsequential.
    If a righty politician does not realise that by now they do need a brain transplant.

    Even Mike Pence, as careful as any politician this century, was subject to MSM ridicule last week.
    For blinking.

    Soul of a bigot

  6. struth

    boasted relentlessly about his new role as assistant minister to the deputy prime minister

    Like bragging about being the coffee boy.

    The best paid coffee boy in the world.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    Caesar’s wife Dot.

  8. .

    I swear no more comments…this Andrew Broad thing is total bullshit. He got doxxed but Sweet Lady Half a Dim Sim did not?

    It could be a political honey trap, but it is some thick and treacly horseshit that the gal did not get doxxed.

    We’ve got to respect people’s inviolable human right to privacy, isn’t that right, truth-loving journos?!

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Broken Hill special dividend $1.02 (U.S.) per share. I’ll have some of that….

  10. struth

    Just watched a bit of Spanish news on the TV.

    Couldn’t underthanos a word they were thayingos, but still came away more informed of world events than if I watched all Australian Main Socialist Media News in one sitting.
    Senor’e Comrades…………………………………..

  11. struth

    Apparently there’s anti UN riots in Brussels?!!!

  12. Diogenes

    Apparently there’s anti UN riots in Brussels?!!!

    and a new open forum – can this get anymore exciting ?

  13. Rae

    Western Sydney will absorb the equivalent of five Newcastles on its fringes to accommodate unprecedented population growth.

    Ho hum. Nothing to see here. For over 30 years the big land-holding companies (Stockland, etc) have been slowly working on serviced land developments to house an estimated 1.75 million additional residents in the North West Sector of Sydney. The consortium formed to service all their land holdings is the same one that led to the downfall of Barry O’Farrell and Arthur Sinodinos.

  14. triggered

    Andrew Broad on twitter
    .

    Quote from the late Billy Graham “when wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost”… telling words for the Leadership of the National Party.

    8:19 AM – 22 Feb 2018

  15. Stimpson J. Cat

    What the f$ck is wrong with you Sane people?
    Are you too stupid to understand what Marriage Vows mean?
    Do you need diagrams?
    A tattoo?

    F$cking morons.

    Don’t defend this idiot idiocy Dot.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    areff
    #2887362, posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    However, during the intimate dinner, things quickly turned sour after Andrew, 43, complained about the menu prices, boasted relentlessly about his new role as assistant minister to the deputy prime minister and began to act inappropriately.
    Andrew recently hit the headlines as the first federal Nationals MP to publicly call for the embattled former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce to quit over his controversial affair with former staffer Vikki Campion.
    God Lord!. What a dickhead.

    Two things.
    1. Bananaby would have known that Broad was up to so it must have stuck in his craw to cop the morality lecture from the ABC favourite Broad.

    2. I heard this morning that an NP staffer got suspended for sending “vile messages” to a journo.
    Coincidence? Revenge? Attempted smokescreen?

  17. .

    Where have I defended infidelity? Not all logic is binary, Stimpson.

  18. JMH

    This stuff about Broad is from No Idea. That should be enough to raise your little warning flags.

  19. jupes

    If a righty politician does not realise that by now they do need a brain transplant.

    Define “righty”.

    LNP is a left wing party slightly to the right of the other left wing parties.

  20. Leigh Lowe

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2887373, posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    Broken Hill special dividend $1.02 (U.S.) per share. I’ll have some of that….

    They just did a buy-back at 14% discount which was almost entirely franked dividend.
    Very nice if your marginal tax rate is low or zero.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    JMH
    #2887403, posted on December 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    This stuff about Broad is from No Idea. That should be enough to raise your little warning flags.

    Well, yes … except he has quit, so it isn’t total bullshit.
    I wonder if this isn’t the first return shot from the real conservatives in the LNP.
    They’ve had to endure the likes of Trumble, Banks, Pyne, Skeletor and Broad himself dumping on “the treatment of wymminses in the LNP”.

    Has someone on the right suddenly decided to return fire?

  22. Quotes Billy Graham.
    Another bush quote.
    When the neighbour preaches the bible, count your sheep.

  23. Tel

    Are you too stupid to understand what Marriage Vows mean?

    They mean whatever you want them to mean … much the same as “community standards” on social media.

    Maximum flexibility!

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Golly gosh. I am in the front garden on a beautiful sunny Sydney bleu-sky day and suddenly I notice someone blowing what sounds like a ship’s foghorn. Then a few more of them. Someone in the way of someone else on the harbor, I thought, and didn’t think much more of it. I’ve just come inside now and looked out – my goodness, there is a deep thick sea-fog creeping in from the heads and obscuring the other side of the harbor, and now it is heading over our way, towards Watson’s Bay. Foghorns going off everywhere.

    It’s quite sight to watch it advancing, inexorable, rather like some science fiction tale!

  25. Leigh Lowe

    He told the ABC last year that while he held Christian beliefs, he did not want to be put in the “Christian politician” column.
    “I’m a member of Parliament who’s got a belief and that belief does stem from the basic principles that the human race has fallen, that we can be redeemed,” he said.
    He was one of the first to call for Barnaby Joyce to resign as Deputy Prime Minister following the controversy about his own personal life.

    Let me de-code …
    “I want to harvest conservative Christian votes in Mallee, but don’t want to be labelled as a happy-clapper, or linked to (Ugh) Tony Abbott. When I refer to the “fall of the human race” I can spin that anyway I like. In Sydney and Canberra it will be the evils of coal and climate change.
    Oh, and I won’t hesitate to be first to get my head on the ABC by putting the boot into Bananaby.”

  26. stackja

    If Andrew Broad was ALP?

  27. Boambee John

    Des D at 1133

    Estimated growth of the NT public service since 2009: 32%
    Percentage of women in the NT PS: 69%

    Wives and daughters of ADF members posted there, perhaps?

  28. cohenite

    Broad is a dope for thinking what he did would stay hidden; and yes there is a double standard; the rampant rooting in and out of marriage in the filth and liars is, well, rampant and makes no news impact; neither does tits r..e allegation. Which raises the second problem; why don’t the conservatives go to town on the antics of the filth and liars?

  29. None

    Bloody hell. Peter Campion for PM.

  30. None

    Death Giraffe

    #2887349, posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Yep.

  31. None

    The career-saving statement …
    “Sweet Sophia Rose is, in fact, a Thai lady-boy and I now choose to live my life as a gay man.”

    Gold.

  32. None

    areff
    #2887362, posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Rolled gold.

  33. None

    From Mitch’s link

    “The sex of a baby is determined by its chromosome make-up at conception. An embryo with two X chromosomes will become a girl, while an embryo with an X-Y combination results in a boy,” Ms Croft said.

    “The Y chromosome carries a critical gene, called SRY, which acts on another gene called SOX9 to start the development of testes in the embryo. High levels of the SOX9 gene are needed for normal testis development.

    “However, if there is some disruption to SOX9 activity and only low levels are present, a testis will not develop resulting in a baby with a disorder of sex development.”

    so that’s just saying something we have known like forever that into sex is a sex development disorder but we have countries that have now claimed to be a third sex Fiji Canada or have simply stated that you can defy your biology and be whatever sex you like that would be Northern Territory. Well such research might be helpful as to preventing these chromosomal disorders in future you can bet your bottom dollar that within our lifetimes someone will be trying to use these sorts of findings to alter the sex of adults but not in a therapeutic sense. But then our biomechanics will always give the game away.

  34. None

    Percentage of women in the NT PS: 69%

    this is not unusual the percentage of women in all public services is around 60% or higher. The public sector is full of beta males, gays and Lesnians and women who love wroughting the public services totally generous allowances especially mat leave. I weigh the fact that the average public sector wage is well above the average private sector wage these days is a scandal.

  35. None

    Crikey the auto correct on this phone has gone totally spazo.

  36. candy

    Maybe Broad has gone to the AFP to stop publication of his sex txt messages and other communications.

    Someone’s out to get him. He’s a hypocrite though. Quoting evangelists is always suspicious.

  37. candy

    Maybe Turnbull? this story hitting the media the same time as the good economic news seems a bit odd.

  38. Rae

    If Andrew Broad was ALP?

    It would be all over the first 8 pages of the Daily Telegraph. And all the other News Corp papers. They would include editorials on why it was all Bill Shorten’s fault. They might even do a special full colour lift-out with articles.

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