2016.02.09 Pezzullo the Tool-o
If the protecting of our borders requires the incarceration of babies, the sexual abuse of children, the rape of women and the murder of men then we are of all nations the most depraved. - Fr Rob Bower
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"[A] poll by Essential Media found only 23% of voters supported the idea of increasing the GST, way behind the 78% who back the idea of forcing multinationals to pay a minimum tax rate or the 58% who support removing superannuation tax concessions for high-income earners" http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/09/gst-voters-least-popular-tax-change-and-coalitions-public-debate-didnt-help
Same sex plebiscite leg unlikely to pass Senate.
Nathan Tinkler bankrupt? Almost ... http://m.smh.com.au/business/aviation/nathan-tinkler-declared-bankrupt-over-jet-sale-20160209-gmp6s8.html
"If the protecting of our borders requires the incarceration of babies, the sexual abuse of children, the rape of women and the murder of men then we are of all nations the most depraved." - Fr Rob Bower
Broadspectrum, formerly Transfield, reports 12-month extension to stock market as immigration department increases scope of next five-year deal http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/08/manus-island-and-nauru-detention-centre-operator-contract-extended http://www.transfield.com.au/news/transfield-holdings-q-a
Queensland's resources industry has called on the state and federal governments for help to save thousands of jobs after a study showed that a third of the state's coalmines are running at a loss. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/feb/08/queensland-mining-industry-asks-for-taxpayer-support-to-keep-coal-jobs
Jamie Gao case
Marijuana and driving impairment http://now.uiowa.edu/2015/06/ui-studies-impact-marijuana-driving
North Korea launched a missile, a big one. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/08/asia/north-korea-rocket-launch/
A popular uprising in the city of Gwangju, South Korea from May 18 to 27, 1980 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Uprising
RIPs (aka Coming to an End)
TAFE http://www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/leaked-plan-more-privatisation-tafe/ http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/the-end-of-tafe-as-we-know-it-leaked-paper-details-federal-vocational-takeover-20160203-gmknwc.html http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/state-governments-push-back-on-federal-tafe-takeover-20160204-gmlk45.html
Is 74 the new 27 ?
Signe Anderson, Jefferson Airplane's original female vocalist http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/signe-anderson-original-jefferson-airplane-singer-dead-at-74-20160131
Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane guitarist http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jefferson-airplane-guitarist-paul-kantner-dead-at-74-20160128
Dan Hicks, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dan-hicks-hot-licks-singer-dead-at-74-20160207
Philip Ruddock's relevance. Bernard Keane said it best when he said that "his greatest contribution to public life will be leaving it" http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/08/philip-ruddock-father-of-the-house-to-retire-at-next-election-and-take-un-role
Pyne and Marles ... from the c*nts who brought you 'Jones and Richo' http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2016/02/06/pyne--marles-talk-assange--abcc-on-new-show.html
Malcolm ... in whom we are disappointed
Giant rabbit http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/09/wanted-home-for-giant-rabbit-that-could-grow-to-12m-long http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3026731/The-beaster-bunnies-Darius-world-s-biggest-rabbit-weighs-four-stone-faces-competition-giant-rival-son-Jeff.html
There was some. More chaos on the way. Stop flapping those wings, butterflies.