A Modest Proposal

Well I was wrong about 4,000 new jobs in Adelaide at a cost of an additional $18 billion to build the subs here. Christopher Pyne says it’s 2,800 jobs. Let’s be generous and say 3,000.   That’s $6 million per job.   I have an idea. Why not let the Federal government pay 3,000 unemployed …

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China Denies US Aircraft Carrier Entry to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is part of China, so the Chinese are entitled to do that. The concern is that the refusal is likely an expression of China’s disapproval of the US/Philippines alliance, and joint US/Philippine opposition to China’s expanionism in the South China Sea. “Beijing denied a US aircraft carrier permission to make a port call in …

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If Trump Gets the Nomination …

Trump may get the nomination. There are not enough delegates left for any other candidate to win the required number. If Cruz won every remaining delegate, he would force a contested convention, but still not have the numbers to win. I have said from the first primary that the only way the Republicans could lose …

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James Roberts, Football and New Baby

What the hell is all the whining about James Roberts clearing off to play football while his wife was giving birth??   Roberts played football on Friday night, the baby was born on Sunday morning. As well as looking after a new baby, Robert’s wife, Anna Jovanovic, is now having to spend her energy telling …

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Subs Scam Could Cost the Election

Since the announcement that Australia’s new submarines were to be built in Adelaide by a French company, from the only poll that ever gets it right, punters:   • Labor closes in on the Coalition, odds cut into $3.25 to win the election.   • Coalition drifts from $1.25 out to $1.33.   • All …

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