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If I had $1 Million Dollars...

March 6, 2015 - 14:15 -- Admin

Over the weekend, the journalists from Domain, the parasite that ate the Fairfax host, dared to dream. And it was a big dream. A million bucks. If they had it, what would they spend it on? The...

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Astroturfing on Internet Forums

March 6, 2015 - 14:11 -- Admin

You never know who is behind a user name on an internet forum. But if you pay attention you can pick up clues. It was July last year, as the Essendon/ASADA scandal was raging, that an eagle-eyed...

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The West Coast Difference

March 6, 2015 - 12:52 -- Admin

Over the weekend someone took a serious kick in the ghoulies. There was no camera to film the impact. There were no uploads to youtube, but there were plenty of serious giggles when the news leaked...

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Cheap But Not Poo Berry Cheap

February 21, 2015 - 15:38 -- Admin

I was draining my lizard as the guy in the stall next to me let out one last giant heave. I could hear him then reach for the toilet paper and vigorously wipe. Hearing this never gets any easier. Not...

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The Morning Interest Rate Spruik

February 10, 2015 - 15:46 -- Admin

Want to get a sense of your monirng newspaper's quality? See how they report an interest rate cut. The Advocate newsletter, now possibly the worst news source in Australia, normally spends its days...

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There's A Hole In My Budget

January 29, 2015 - 11:49 -- Admin

One of the benefits of using a credit card is your statements are uncluttered. They're nothing but your spending. It's all there in black & white and there's nothing you can hide. Opposed to a...

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Good Guys In Real Estate?

January 24, 2015 - 12:47 -- Admin

What does it take for the real estate industry to tone it down, accept reality and start reflecting that back to the public? About six years of zero or negative growth, it seems.

For several years...

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