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Faith, Dope and Hilarity!

December 18, 2014 - 14:47 -- Admin

Yesterday, after reading the Letters section of “The Herald-Sun”, I was moved to post the following on Facebook.

Mm, I saw a letter in the paper suggesting that if Abbott introduced the death penalty for terrorism his popularity would soar. I’m thinking of creating a T-shirt saying: “We demand the death penalty for all suicide bombers!” Should work a treat with Andrew Bolt supporters!


Why I won’t ride with you

December 16, 2014 - 19:54 -- Admin

If you look like a Muslim, even if you’re a Sikh or Buddhist or some other religion, I’ll be concerned that some dinky di Australian will attack you and that I’ll just be collateral damage.

I won’t ride with you because I don’t know how to open the dialogue.

I won’t ride with you because I’m worried that you’ll actually expect me to do it, and I don’t live near you, so I don’t know you and it would take me a lot of effort to get to know you.

Hockey and Cormann Blindsided

December 16, 2014 - 10:56 -- Admin

In May 2013, Wayne Swan estimated revenues for the 2014-15 financial year of $401 billion; this was two years in advance. In May 2014, Joe Hockey projected revenues of $385 billion for the same period one year in advance.

Just six months later, in December 2014, Hockey downgraded his original estimate to $374 billion. On this revised figure, Wayne Swan’s projection was out by about 7%, while Hockey’s was out by 3%.