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Jeruselem last won the day on September 10

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  1. Jeruselem

    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    So self-certification is just BS ... well it failed in the real estate industry as we know
  2. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    I found the source of that list. 11 to 20 has a lot of centrally controlled Asian countries ...
  3. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    The problem we have from the boom of last 20 years is we've been sending raw materials to other countries (and they send it back as finished goods at a much higher price) for so long that we just didn't bother to make stuff any more. It seems all that money got poured into building property and in the 1980s when privatization pretty much let loose developers to build whatever they wanted. Hence apartments everywhere at breakneck speeds and built so fast, building standards were well ... forgotten about. Governments and councils grew addicted to property taxes. Banks lending money out without care as well because they could. So what did get from the boom? Lots of apartments which will probably be torn down before 20 years due to construction faults. Most focused on Melb and Sydney. A lot of it built on toxic reclaimed land! A bigger services sector A bigger public sector Bigger banks who swallowed small rivals, and are now at risk of falling over because they overextended themselves lending out too much money (and their gambling on the markets with trillions in derivatives) More roads and more privatized roads What didn't really happen Better public transport including better trains More investment in water infrastructure No additional coal power stations like some wanted (private companies didn't want to spend the billions building the things, neither did governments) Corporations seem be these days making money from not making stuff but simply moving tax centers out of Australia and then using tax loopholes (ones as big as Airbus A380s).
  4. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    Speaking of "regional" areas, the Gold Coast wants to be classified as regional ... even though it's probably got more people than NT and Tasmania https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-gold-coast-wants-to-be-classified-as-regional-to-bring-in-more-migrants
  5. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    Even if we had much lower wages, we could not compete with literal slave wage rates in Asia or Mexico anyway.
  6. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    Our economic growth was based on two things - commodity prices and real estate. Commodity bubble blew up earlier and the real estate one is about to collapse. Trouble is we don't have plan B, as I don't see commodity prices rising (apart from Gold) and we're due for our real estate to fall over. All I see is MSM trying to reinflate property prices!
  7. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/imf-economic-outlook-australia-economy-growth-downgraded-for-2019/5b19b89d-4c21-463c-864c-136b4207f9eb Australian economy projected to grow ... slower than Greece ... great job Scomo and Josh
  8. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    Yes ask the people in Katherine whose water supply is full of the stuff.
  9. Jeruselem

    What's on your mind?

    Origin of word "mortgage" late Middle English: from Old French, literally ‘dead pledge’, from mort (from Latin mortuus ‘dead’) + gage ‘pledge’. Yikes ... I guess it's pledge of debt for life ...
  10. Jeruselem

    i see dead people

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-12/alexei-leonov-first-human-to-walk-in-space-dies-aged-85/11596192 RIP Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, first human to space walk
  11. Jeruselem

    What's on your mind?

    I just upped the ram to 2Gb and that seemed to get rid of that. Ubuntu installer also crashes with 1GB of RAM ...
  12. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-10-14/african-swine-fever-pushes-up-meat-prices-in-china/11590028 Sheep prices are up, good for our exports due to swine fever killing pigs so them Asians are eating mutton and lamb instead ...
  13. Jeruselem

    What's on your mind?

    Linux Mint doesn't mind 1GB RAM on VM but Ubuntu 19 likes running out of memory and crashing ...
  14. Jeruselem

    What's on your mind?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-14/philippine-police-chief-resigns-amid-drug-allegations/11600934 Drug dealing Philippines police chief, I guess they had to something with all the drugs the police took off the drug dealers.
  15. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    Josh worked for Deutsche Bank at one stage, he knows why. It's just a flipping circus.