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Old Dec 30th 2017, 4:16 am
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How about following The Business Council of Australia's lead and agree that the dole keeps people in poverty and un work ready? Instead of attacking the vulnerable at every turn seek out solutions. Just how are un skilled or semi skilled able to secure any type of job with present immigration arrangements voiding the necessity to train in many instances.


You may re why homelessness is an ever growing problem in Australia? Why the prison population has grown to such an extent. I do not recall any country with a increasing under class that has ever managed to quell drug use and anti social behaviour.


The leeches as well you know are those that avoid tax be they corporations or the rich.
And which corporations might those be? You tried Chevron once before. It was pretty easy to blast that theory out of the water. Got any more?

So do you like receiving without giving in return? You are just about saying it but just can't quite squeeze it out.
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Old Dec 31st 2017, 3:36 am
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And which corporations might those be? You tried Chevron once before. It was pretty easy to blast that theory out of the water. Got any more?

So do you like receiving without giving in return? You are just about saying it but just can't quite squeeze it out.


You kicked a home goal with Chevron as you perfectly know. But if you think it fine to rip off the country, to settle in court and behave like above everybody else, which you evidently do, be my guest. Do be prepared to have another loser of the year ahead.


I wonder do you have another reason 'to be' than defending big corporations, tax avoidance, banksters, right wing economic theory, the rich, tax cuts and shafting everybody else with your repetitive ideological bias post after post? Apparently not.

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Old Jan 2nd 2018, 9:23 am
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You kicked a home goal with Chevron as you perfectly know. But if you think it fine to rip off the country, to settle in court and behave like above everybody else, which you evidently do, be my guest. Do be prepared to have another loser of the year ahead.
Did you mean to say "I kicked an own goal with Chevron as you perfectly know."

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I wonder do you have another reason 'to be' than defending big corporations, tax avoidance, banksters, right wing economic theory, the rich, tax cuts and shafting everybody else with your repetitive ideological bias post after post? Apparently not.
Shock horror. People helping themselves to become better more contributing members of society. Pretty simple.

Your reason. Lets leech off others.

Now which one is scum?
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 4:47 am
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Did you mean to say "I kicked an own goal with Chevron as you perfectly know."



Shock horror. People helping themselves to become better more contributing members of society. Pretty simple.

Your reason. Lets leech off others.

Now which one is scum?
Well at least you've come to the realisation that Chevron was not one of those. Why big business feels it can leech as you so endearingly put it, while the working tax payers, pay through their taxed earnings, a sort of society, that will maintain stability, education, medical and support when workers are discarded, while they through creative accountancy, keep profits off shore, but enjoy the fruits of a democratic society easy to do business, is anybody's business.


The refusal in allowing this to continue should be screamed from the roof tops......
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How about age of retirement = 67 when boomers had full pensions at 55 etc.

I should be screamin'..

Are you a boomer Mr T?
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Old Jan 7th 2018, 10:41 pm
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How about age of retirement = 67 when boomers had full pensions at 55 etc.

I should be screamin'..

Are you a boomer Mr T?


Me is just me. Don't do labels as boomers, X and so on. But retirement for most at 67 would be in my experience, unless in particular roles or a High Court Judge unworkable.


They would either be holding up the advancement of youngsters or worse working under them. Many would not be wanted especially, but hardly exclusively in a country like Australia that emphasis youth to such an extent.


In this day, no one after 55 should be working unless want to but with the cost of living together with a crap pension I fear ever more with have little choice but to work in whatever area they can just to pay the bills.
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In this day, no one after 55 should be working unless want to but with the cost of living together with a crap pension I fear ever more with have little choice but to work in whatever area they can just to pay the bills.
And this is where the resentment comes from and ways of greedily taking other's hard work comes from.

Hate to break it to you, the age of entitlement is over.
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And this is where the resentment comes from and ways of greedily taking other's hard work comes from.

Hate to break it to you, the age of entitlement is over.


Then why constantly promote it? Why entitlement for the elite and Big Business and the fraternity of mates helping each other out at the expense of I'll call him Bruce. (rather than working/middle class)


I doubt too many would say life was better now rather than last century. The con trick being played out would be close to a generation old. Work to you drop in order to pay off inflated hose prices, a pension that guarantees the most basic of living standards, ever higher costs in education for their kids, yet of declining standard, a government that wanted to cease the dole for all under thirty, more costs for parents if in that situation......It goes on of course.


They are after the money of the majority to reward themselves in the most basic of terms. (I can explain it in great detail, but you are a poor student)


On top of that you label the masses being coned 'entitlement' .....amazing.
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Old Jan 9th 2018, 12:45 am
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Nice little article suggesting that forthcoming massive inequality problem may be even worse than the worst case.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.1eb4b140c215



Upshot is the rich get richer and the poor (those that have to work for their money) have no hope in catching up. And this is without automation ...
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Nice little article suggesting that forthcoming massive inequality problem may be even worse than the worst case.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.1eb4b140c215

https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs...equality22.png

Upshot is the rich get richer and the poor (those that have to work for their money) have no hope in catching up. And this is without automation ...
I have said it before. Working for money appears ever more a mugs game. The rich will certainly get richer as that is the way the system has been set up. It will take a Glorious Cromwellian revolution that abolished many of the privileges that the preceding era had assembled. Or later in history wheat Barons were dethroned.


Bob Hawke had some success in Australia, as political reforms did take away some privileges.


But decades later we really do need a purge in Australia to restore balance and fairness. I have hinted as such in another thread regarding the decline in living quality of Bruce and Sheila. Your average working/middle class Aussies.


Interesting as well how the tern Battler seems to bitten the dust, It's about winners and losers these days. Rise Up people.
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Nice little article suggesting that forthcoming massive inequality problem may be even worse than the worst case.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.1eb4b140c215

https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs...equality22.png

Upshot is the rich get richer and the poor (those that have to work for their money) have no hope in catching up. And this is without automation ...
This is mumbo jumbo

The main problem with posting graphs is that there is one for every occasion - which this obviously is

One thing I learnt at graduate school - if you want to find something that fits in with your point of view (peer reviewed, academically sound etc), you will
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Nice little article suggesting that forthcoming massive inequality problem may be even worse than the worst case.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.1eb4b140c215

https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs...equality22.png

Upshot is the rich get richer and the poor (those that have to work for their money) have no hope in catching up. And this is without automation ...
So 2018 we have WW3 in which week not sure

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This is mumbo jumbo

The main problem with posting graphs is that there is one for every occasion - which this obviously is

One thing I learnt at graduate school - if you want to find something that fits in with your point of view (peer reviewed, academically sound etc), you will


It is perfectly clear. Far removed from being mumbo jumbo. It on the contrary further supports what economists and social commentators have been stating for some time. The rich are getting richer. Vastly so in many instances while the rest go backwards.


Obviously low interest rates and the explosion of cheap credit resulting in massive housing inflation has to an extent hidden aspects of the theft being perpetrated on the majority.


As for points of view, just ensure you pick up the view that expresses the reality, ditching ideological baggage on the way to enlightenment.
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As for points of view, just ensure you pick up the view that expresses the reality, ditching ideological baggage on the way to enlightenment.
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