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Posted 29 Jun 2013 18:43 in The Lounge by Speed

Q, who actually rose (sic) interest rates? Govt, I think not. Reserve bank (which is supposed to operate independently to the govt) did the job
The most precise answer is "th ...

Posted 28 Jun 2013 23:37 in Railpage Australia™ by Speed

Angle-brackets are impossible to post.

In the election thread, I quoted The Australian quoting Tony Windsor quoting Tony Abbott. I included a "French quotation" within the quote-block. Many people  ...

Posted 28 Jun 2013 22:20 in The Lounge by Speed

We'd better not let this quotation go by.

[quote]Abbott said the Coalition's broadband policy, which would see the National Broadband Network (NBN) scaled back to a fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network i ...

Posted 28 Jun 2013 20:46 in The Lounge by Speed

So that not everybody has to go back to the previous page, Fabricator's last words, to which Showtime is replying, were [i]I'm not going to resort to calling him the sort of names like some have done ...


I heard that protective services officers at Flinders Street Station observed a fire across the intersection from The Clocks yesterday, thereby preventing the destruction from an act of arson on St Pa ...

Posted 27 Jun 2013 21:11 in The Lounge by Speed

[quote="bevans"]How would this country look last night in the eyes of the rest of the world when we have just knifed our first female prime minister.[/quote]I had a look around this morning:[list]

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Posted 27 Jun 2013 19:31 in The Lounge by Speed

Aaron was drawing an analogy using the then Prime Minister as an analogue for his friend. Both expressed opinions and he was posing the argument that, just because he was repeating that opinion didn't ...

Posted 27 Jun 2013 19:25 in The Lounge by Speed

[quote="RTT_Rules"]Interest rates went up in 80's because I thought of govt spending driving inflation. Had the govt over last 3 years reduced spending perhaps interest rates would have dropped and al ...

Posted 27 Jun 2013 09:52 in The Lounge by Speed

The Gillard and Rudd speeches for tonight's "peaceful" transfer of power do not seem, AFAIK, to have mention the boat people issue. Problem solved!
The Abbott speech around the ...

Posted 26 Jun 2013 23:16 in The Lounge by Speed

Peter Garrett had said that he would resign his ministerial position if Rudd became Labor leader. It seems that Wayne Swan was the "first to jump" and that there might be more pro-Gillard stalwarts fo ...

Posted 26 Jun 2013 23:01 in Victoria by Speed

Given Tiger's reputation for cancellations with little or no recompense, I can't see that anybody wants them entering land-based transport.

A strength of the current system is that there's a unifor ...

Posted 26 Jun 2013 21:56 in The Lounge by Speed

With these past couple of changes in leader of the Federal Labor Party, I have thought of former German Chancellor, Gerhardt Schroeder. The trade-unions with which his Social-democratic Party was affi ...

Posted 25 Jun 2013 22:28 in The Lounge by Speed

No attempt was made by the international community to remove Hitler until he invaded Poland, nor Mussolini. Stalin and Kim died of natural causes without the west intervening. Pinochet got a mention i ...

Posted 22 Jun 2013 18:09 in The Lounge by Speed

They are Indonesian boats with Indonesian captains leaving Indonesian waters and unable to account for the cargo on board. They belong to Indonesia.
When Australia intercepts th ...

The past week brought about the end of that idea.

[quote]Better Place partnered with Renault in 2008 to create an electric car system combining charging terminals with battery swap stations to increa ...

Posted 14 May 2013 01:15 in The Lounge by Speed

Constitutional cases are heard by eight High Court judges, normal for the High Court. The two cases to which Aaron refers are [i]Pape v Commissioner of Taxation [2009][/i] and [i]Williams v Commonweal ...

275M-1910T-276M-287M-1979T-288M was stabled at Burnley today.

I saw four of them on Thursday night but I don't seem to pay any attention to consist numbers if they're anywhere other than Burnley.

Posted 13 May 2013 20:01 in Melbourne suburban by Speed

Macaulay is correct for the reasons stated.

Lad Porter, please deal another one.

Posted 12 May 2013 22:38 in Melbourne suburban by Speed

I saw the Celt and saw the Ham and thought of Eltham. I have also thought of baklava when reading the name Balaclava. It's more appealing than haggis or a mouth-covering hat.

Something else Scottis ...

Posted 12 May 2013 15:01 in The Lounge by Speed

This thread has gone sixteen hours without an update!

[quote]The billionaire businessman announced on Sunday his United Australia Party will now be known as the Palmer United Party, to avoid a lega ...

Posted 11 May 2013 22:30 in The Lounge by Speed

In case there was any doubt that Palmer wanted the attention of this website, he's attacking Abbott over his promise to build the East-West Tunnel and the Victorian Government for paying contractors t ...

Posted 11 May 2013 22:04 in Melbourne suburban by Speed


Back on the first page, there are reports that the project was slipping because Connex kept producing new timetables with more services and this meant that there was no longer enough time, when trains ...

Posted 11 May 2013 14:36 in The Lounge by Speed

Maybe, the Uniting Australia Party does exist to inconvenience Clive Palmer.

[quote]Mr Windsor has expressed suspicions about the motives of a rival party – the Uniting Australia Party – which lo ...

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