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Popular Science Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:54 Source

Yesterday Advanced Tactics announced the successful first flight of their Black Knight Transformer, a hybrid truck helicopter designed for military missions. In December, the truck completed driving tests. 

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Drag0nista's Blog Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:50 Source

Bullock and the ghosts of turncoats past. Weekly column for The Drum.Filed under: Politics Tagged: crossbench, independents, Joe Bullock, Labor, Liberal Party, Louise Pratt, Mal Colston, Peter Slipper, Senate

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:33 Source

A Bronte Reader, Jay Buoy, Louis Phillips, Aint Misbehavin, Nicholas, shad, and Milton are banned for life. None would say Bob Carr should not have been Foreign Minister. None would deny he was the best Foreign Minister we have had. None would say he was a bad Premier. Yet all kept attacking him because of a few sentences in a world masterpiece they had not read. They heckled, smeared and bollocked him while fearing to attack him fundamenrtally — by, say, asserting Bishop or Downer was better at his job.

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Digitopoly Monday, April 14, 2014 - 06:19 Source

The new economics/politics/news website, Vox.com, launched a week ago. It is one of many independent ventures cropping up that are well financed and are attempting to give us the future of the news media. What I have been particular interested in is where it will be in this space. And here are my thoughts based on a week of experience thusfar.

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 06:16 Source

Treasurer Joe Hockey has grabbed the MSM by the scruff of the neck today. The AFR is typical: Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned that no group will be safe from cuts in the May budget as he extended his warnings about age pension changes to ­possible pension rate cuts and explicit warnings of tighter assets [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 05:51 Source

From David Bassanese today: The Reserve Bank has prematurely shifted the emphasis of its jawboning strategy from the exchange rate to house prices, with potentially disastrous consequences for the economy in the months ahead. With household and business confidence flagging again, the RBA needs to reshape its message and start focusing on the great “rebalancing” [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 05:51 Source

Two commentators between them today sum up the state of housing, Australian rebalancing and monetary policy. The first is David Bassanese at the AFR: The Reserve Bank has prematurely shifted the emphasis of its jawboning strategy from the exchange rate to house prices, with potentially disastrous consequences for the economy in the months ahead. With household [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 05:50 Source

Click to view RP Data’s latest weekly housing market update, which provides a useful snapshot of the housing market as at 23 March 2014. This week’s report includes: Latest weekly dwelling value results; Auction results & clearance rates; Latest median house & unit prices; Average time on market & vendor discounts; Mortgage market activity; and New [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 05:46 Source

From Westpac: ― The Westpac–Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment edged up 0.3% in Apr from 99.5 in Mar to 99.7. The essentially fl at result leaves sentiment fi rmly around ‘neutral’. ― The flat result was a little disappointing given last month’s reading was clearly impacted by high profi le lay-off announcements. Positive news [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 05:45 Source

US data was again reasonable Friday night with a decent consumer sentiment print at 82.6, up from 80.0 in March. But that did little to stop the NASDAQ rout, down another  54 points or 1.4% to 3999 points. The one year daily chart shows the bourse is poised at its final support before clear air opens [...]

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Café Whispers Monday, April 14, 2014 - 05:17 Source
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North Coast Voices Monday, April 14, 2014 - 04:16 Source

Fairfax Nielsen Poll 10-12 April 2014, published 14 April 2014:Found at @GhostWhoVotes When it came to job performance; half of all those polled by Nielsen disapproved of Prime Minister Abbott, both men and women almost equally disapproved and, at least half of those under 55 years of

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 02:50 Source

This is from late Friday but is worth repeating. From Bloomie: Chinese developers raised 49 percent less through trusts in the first quarter as the collapse of Zhejiang Xingrun Real Estate Co. highlighted default risks. Issuance of property-related trusts, which target wealthy investors, slid to 50.7 billionyuan ($8.16 billion) from 99.7 billion yuan in the fourth [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 02:04 Source

From the FT: Clashes between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists claimed their first casualties on Sunday after Kiev sent in the army to regain control of government buildings in cities across the east of the country. Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukraine’s acting president, said he had ordered armed forces to crack down on “terrorist troops co-ordinated by the Russian Federation” [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:53 Source

Late Friday news broke that: Investors have shown interest in a highly unusual $6 billion equity deal this morning that is being spruiked by junior miner Padbury Mining. Despite starting the week with a landlocked, marginal iron ore project, and a market capitalisation below $70 million, Padbury has today told the ASX that it has [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:20 Source

From India’s Business Standard: Iron ore exports from India are likely to exceed 25 million tonnes in 2014-15, a growth of over 60% compared to last year. In 2013-14, iron ore exports clocked 15.13 million tonnes, a decline of 19% over the previous year. The growth in exports this year would mainly come from Goa, where the Supreme [...]

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North Coast Voices Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:16 Source

The Guardian 10 April 2014:Bentley farmers who support the movement against mining, from left, Robert Lowrey, Peter Neilson, Colin Thomas and Charles Wilkinson.

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North Coast Voices Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:15 Source

 
Women are still the largest identified victim group in reported domestic and sexual assaults.
 
The Australian Bureau of Statistic’s Personal Safety Survey 2012 found that: 

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:10 Source

Here are the iron ore price charts for April 11, 2014: Not much fun in paper markets with rebar futures down as well. Physical was worse for both iron ore and steel and the Baltic Dry capesize component fell another 4%: It’s still at moderate levels but falling fast. Chinese port stocks also rebounded last [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:10 Source

Here are the iron ore price charts for April 11, 2014: Not much fun in paper markets with rebar futures down as well. Physical was worse for both iron ore and steel and the Baltic Dry capesize component fell another 4%: It’s still at moderate levels but falling fast. Chinese port stocks also rebounded last [...]

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MacroBusiness Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:02 Source

Global Macro / Markets: Only the ignorant live in fear of hyperinflation – Financial Times Bitcoin Price Drops 10% as Chinese Exchanges Stop Bank Deposits – Coin Desk Bitcoin Mining Boom Sputters as Prospectors See Real Cash Losses – Bloomberg Are Speculative Bubbles Good? – New Yorker North America: U.S. budget deficit narrows sharply in [...]

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you said it... Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 21:50 Source

Let’s play a game!

It’s well documented that the Bogotariat have little in the way of original thought or imagination, and thus have a tendency to repeat things they have heard other bogots saying.  The bogot does this without ever questioning the veracity of what they are spewing forth onto the internet or how nonsensical it sounds to normal people.

We’ve collected some of the most predictable, common, ignorant and moronic comments and topics raised by the average bogot in full rant, and now we want to see just how predictable the Bogotariat is.

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you said it... Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 21:50 Source

Let’s play a game!

It’s well documented that the Bogotariat have little in the way of original thought or imagination, and thus have a tendency to repeat things they have heard other bogots saying.  The bogot does this without ever questioning the veracity of what they are spewing forth onto the internet or how nonsensical it sounds to normal people.

We’ve collected some of the most predictable, common, ignorant and moronic comments and topics raised by the average bogot in full rant, and now we want to see just how predictable the Bogotariat is.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 20:28 Source

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Should a rail line to Melbourne Airport be the priority? 

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The Political Sword Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 18:30 Source

Quite in love with Jonathan Green I love Jonathan Green. Indeed, I’ve been quite in love with Jonathan Green for yonks. And that, in media-land, is called ‘disclosure’ (or ‘the big reveal’? Whatever.) Disclosure is important because this piece is partisan. Whether proudly clutching its first person (it began with ‘I’) or not, this piece like any other can be nought but partisan. Partisan is precisely how we roll and what we are — all of us. (But let’s hope what happens next is also truthful and attentive to the facts.) So why have I ere-long loved the Green?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:20 Source

gosford anglican churchIt has long been my view that the potential and resources of the church are largely wasted on worship.

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Drag0nista's Blog Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:49 Source

A quick post on the panel discussion on Women at Work that I shared with some seriously impressive women at The Wheeler Centre.

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you said it... Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:33 Source

Every now and again we get unwanted correspondence from enemy sources. Some are just trolls cutting and pasting whatever rubbish they have gleaned from US or UK hate sites.

They go straight to the special disposal facility we have.

But this one was particularly amusing because it is always funny to see cretinous bigots assuming a lofty posture of supposed knowledge and posing as people who actually think.

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you said it... Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:33 Source

Every now and again we get unwanted correspondence from enemy sources. Some are just trolls cutting and pasting whatever rubbish they have gleaned from US or UK hate sites.

They go straight to the special disposal facility we have.

But this one was particularly amusing because it is always funny to see cretinous bigots assuming a lofty posture of supposed knowledge and posing as people who actually think.

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