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The Stump Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:22 Source

I find myself forced to admit that I owe Tony Abbott an apology.

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The Angle Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 14:25 Source

Kitchen Remodeling TipsWhen a house is set on the lodging business sector available to be purchased, captivating a kitchen rebuild serves to offer a home quicker. Here are a couple of kitchen remodeling tips (e.g.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 18:06
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Things Bogans Like Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 16:46 Source

The neck has spent years out on the bogan frontier. It was only after sweet tribal sleeves, some mad calf tatts, and some sick chest and back pieces of dragons that the bogan would start nominating its neck as  prime real estate for the newest visual representation of its soul. Similarly, it has been willing to have any number of its orifices (orifii?) violated in preference to turning up somewhere with a plum-coloured hickey bruise on its neck. Yes, the bogan’s neck has always been sacred, save for being used as an occasional hanging place for shark teeth and Tiffany logos.

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Things Bogans Like Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 16:46 Source

The neck has spent years out on the bogan frontier. It was only after sweet tribal sleeves, some mad calf tatts, and some sick chest and back pieces of dragons that the bogan would start nominating its neck as  prime real estate for the newest visual representation of its soul. Similarly, it has been willing to have any number of its orifices (orifii?) violated in preference to turning up somewhere with a plum-coloured hickey bruise on its neck. Yes, the bogan’s neck has always been sacred, save for being used as an occasional hanging place for shark teeth and Tiffany logos.

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The Angle Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 23:21 Source

Become A Better CookNo matter who you are cooking for, even if it’s simply your family, you will benefit from learning new things. Learning the best ways to prepare different kinds of foods can turn your cooking from average to spectacular.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 23:54
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Grog's Gamut Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 23:54 Source

So two weeks ago a bloke write a post for The Drum in which he stated:

“But most certain of all is that the men's tournament will be won by one of the top-seeded players.”

Now in my defence I did mean one of the top 10, but yeah, Stan Wawrinka coming through, and being the first player to beat both Djokovic and Nadal in the one grand slam (Federer has a couple times beaten Djokovic and Murray to win, but not Nadal and one of the other) was not really on the cards.

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A Senex View Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 08:57 Source

I think Minnie Mace who I saw on SBS’s Living Black quite some time ago talking about various faiths of today’s Aboriginals said it best.

She said:

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The Angle Friday, January 24, 2014 - 06:13 Source

traditional living room furniturePart of the joy of purchasing a new home is furnishing it. Downsized homes need smaller furniture. Regardless of your needs, this article will help you shop for the right furniture.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 21:25
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Grog's Gamut Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 21:25 Source

Today’s labour force figures demonstrated that sometimes economics is not about “good news and bad news”, sometimes it’s just all bad.

There really was nothing in today’s figures that holds any joy. But let us gird our loins and venture into the data.

Firstly the unemployment rate both seasonally adjusted and trend stayed at 5.8%

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 21:25
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A Senex View Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:51 Source
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The Stump Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 08:41 Source

Well, anti-racist Australians may have utterly failed to prevent our government from consigning men, women and children to the fourth circle of hell on Manus Island and Nauru (are we still only up to the fourth circle? surely we must be getting close to the ninth by now), but at least we can hold our head high in the knowledge that we made those German racists over at Aldi withdraw their racist Australia Day t-shirts and apologise.

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The Stump Monday, November 11, 2013 - 18:11 Source

Address by Hon PJ Keating

Australian War Memorial Canberra

11 November 2013

Nine months from now, one hundred years ago, the horror of all ages came together to open the curtain on mankind’s greatest century of violence – the twentieth century.

What distinguished the First World War from all wars before it was the massive power of the antagonists.

Modern weaponry, mass conscription and indefatigable valour produced a cauldron of destruction the likes of which the world had never seen.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 16:32
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Grog's Gamut Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 16:32 Source

From my Guardian post I have start using Datawrapper for the graphs. They are a bit more interactive, though pretty basic. I actually prefer just using Excel for some graphs, especially when I am using 2 Y-axis, or I want to combine columns and lines on the same graph.

But here are a few graphs with Datawrapper:

I might use these a bit more in future

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 14:32
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Grog's Gamut Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 14:32 Source

The Monthly labour force figures came out today and they do little to suggest the Treasury's prediction of 6.25% by June next year will be wildly inaccurate.

In seasonally adjusted terms the unemployment rate in October stayed flat at 5.7%. Although given September’s rate was 5.6755% and October’s was 5.7442%, it was all down to rounding that kept the rate flat when in fact it increased 0.068 percentage points.

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A Senex View Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:32 Source

What a difference 12 months and more makes.

In today’s Business Spectator column Stephen Koukoulas writes:

The budget surplus or deficit, level of debt, interest rates and value of the Australian dollar are the tools used to achieve those objectives and are not the target in themselves.

In April last year he was saying:

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En Passant Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 21:05 Source

A Taiwanese case shows how expensive it can be to pretend to be someone you’re not online if you are a corporate, as Samsung has found. And while it’s a Taiwanese case, the same situation could well apply in Australia.

According to PC World:

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En Passant Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 21:05 Source

A Taiwanese case shows how expensive it can be to pretend to be someone you’re not online if you are a corporate, as Samsung has found. And while it’s a Taiwanese case, the same situation could well apply in Australia.

According to PC World:

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A Senex View Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:27 Source

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The Angle Monday, October 21, 2013 - 14:15 Source

Polished Concrete FloorsTaking on home improvement projects yourself is an excellent way to create a customized homes that caters to your needs while saving money at the same time

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The Angle Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 00:26 Source

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Feng Shui is a conventional Chinese procedure for creating an atmosphere that is said to add harmonious relationship and stability to a room. You might have much better luck by utilizing feng shui in the decorating method. This informative article provides details about improving your house with feng shui.

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