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August 19th, 2013

A new sandpit for long side discussions, idees fixes and so on.

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  1. Mel
    August 24th, 2013 at 00:38 | #1

    Some nut called “M Haines” made the statement at #47. It has nothing to do with you. Now settle down.

    Anyway, let move on to the anti-GMO nutters …

  2. Jim Rose
    August 24th, 2013 at 11:35 | #2

    Rudd may lose his seat. How ironic

  3. Fran Barlow
    August 24th, 2013 at 12:08 | #3

    @Jim Rose

    But on balance, a good thing, in context, if it occurs.

  4. Hermit
    August 24th, 2013 at 13:56 | #4

    @Tim Macknay
    I’d do a 60 km each way commute on a scooter when global warming has stopped the rain and a bingle with one of these carbon fibre cars feels like a fluffy duster.

  5. John Quiggin
    August 24th, 2013 at 14:43 | #5

    Mel & Megan: I’m absolutely sick to death of this. Please take two weeks off. On return, no interaction with each other, or discussion of fluoride.

  6. August 24th, 2013 at 14:53 | #6

    @John Quiggin

    I protest a 2 week ban as undeserved. I never raised the topic or started a fight.

    But as the host, it’s your prerogative.

  7. Hermit
    August 24th, 2013 at 15:43 | #7

    I’m not sucking up but kudos to Pr Q for saying a year ago the right carbon price was $50. It seems the Obama administration agrees. See the Climate Spectator article titled $48 – the right price for a tonne of CO2?

    Funny that the new explicit Aussie carbon price will be in the range $0 to $10.

  8. Jim Rose
    August 24th, 2013 at 15:57 | #8

    @Fran Barlow Rudd would not stay on as opposition leader. I do not see him staying on the backbench

  9. John Quiggin
    August 24th, 2013 at 17:20 | #9


    It may be unfair, but I’m too busy to sort out who started it. From now on keep clear of each other – if there are any unprovoked attacks, call my attention and they will result in a permanent ban.

  10. Jim Rose
    August 25th, 2013 at 22:28 | #10

    for once, i agree with Rudd 2.0: Labor did not have a mandate to introduce a carbon tax.

  11. Fran Barlow
    August 25th, 2013 at 23:01 | #11

    @Jim Rose

    Just as well they didn’t introduce one then … ;-)

    Mandate theory is bunkum in our system anyway.

  12. Jim Rose
    August 26th, 2013 at 21:07 | #12

    Drone strikes have a stronger legal basis than any cruse missile strikes on syria.

  13. Troy Prideaux
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:53 | #13

    From “The Business” last night: “New research shows that the superannuation industry raked in 18 billion dollars in fees last financial year, that’s more than 1% of Australia’s GDP”
    Couple that with the sum of bank profits from our big 4 and it’s shameful to think how much of our hard earned spondulas are just thrown into the wind:(

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