The 2014/15 Off Season Thread

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  1. Suitman

    Suitman Immortal

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    Uber is in trouble in NSW Gronk.
     
  2. Gronk

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    Yes well NSW taxi plates cost a motza, so their value needs to be protected. Makes sense.

    Wondering if anyone has used Uber in the USA ?
     
  3. Gronk

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    Over to you Delboy

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  4. oldmancraigy

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    Disclaimer: I don't much care for either mob.

    Gronk, it's a bit harsh to put it all on Abbott (ok, so his words are laughably stupid - again!). But there hasn't been a great deal they (Libs) have been able to DO about the alleged 'debt and deficit disaster'. There is little doubt that the curve was set in motion by Rudd, illustrated below:

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    Abbott stepped up to the plate 2013, and the measures his party attempted to put in place are yet to pass. So to point the finger solely at them is silly. Ok, I would agree that maybe their policies are too stupid to pass, and that they need to find better ones? But there is surely SOME truth to the 'debt and deficit disaster' - extrapolate the graph yourself, it isn't heading in a good direction is it?

    There must be some measures put in place, are $60k university degrees the answer? Is charging Granny $7 to see the GP a good idea?

    Right idea (fix debt), wrong solutions? And yes, hilarious contradiction in position!!
     
  5. oldmancraigy

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    Hey, that graph is kind of fun! If you visit the site that graph is on, (http://www.tradingeconomics.com/australia/government-debt-to-gdp) you can add all kinds of other comparisons and have fun with it. I checked how NZ debt to GDP is going and got the following:

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    Interesting that they managed to turn it around!


    Then I checked the Albanian unemployment rate, as compared to our debt to GDP

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    I think I can see why Tony is worried. If Albanian unemployment is going to spiral out of control, who can save our debt :lol:
     
  6. strider

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    bloody albanians causing us all sorts of trouble :roll:
     
  7. Gronk

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    Yeah a new strategy to combat a fall in revenue is obvious. I was merely making light of how the debt and deficit has increased but is now apparently manageable.

    Nothing to see here, move along people.
     
  8. Joshuatheeel

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    Both sides have sensible ideas to fix our debt/budget issue but until they are willing to work together nothing will ever be solved.
     
  9. Malabar Eel

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    My Graph seems to concur.

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  10. Gronk

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    I think that's break & enter stats in Eastlakes mate.
     
  11. Gronk

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    Vale Malcolm Fraser 1930-2015

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  12. oldmancraigy

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    Oh I love the joke. Was just trying to undercut Delboy's rage by presenting a non-aggressive counter argument :)
     
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    A humanitarian.
     
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    RIP Malcolm Fraser
    Thank you for your contribution to who we are as a nation.
     
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    Who was also a grumpy old bastard in his latter years (like most of us probably).
     
  16. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Thank you, Malcolm.
     
  17. Gronk

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    Is there one single reason why posting this today is at all necessary ? Yet another example of how uncompassionate the far right of the LNP are. WTF ?

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  18. bartman

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    Always a shame to lose an ex-PM, regardless of the team he played for at the time.

    Fraser seemed more at peace with his views in later life than those he held in his earlier career, so hopefully he carried few burdens into whatever comes next. RIP.
     
  19. Gronk

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    There are some funny merkins out there.

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  20. Gary Gutful

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    Yet another generalisation from Gronk.

    P.S. You are right about Piers being a penis for his comments though.
     
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