Interesting stuff

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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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udo Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 5:50pm
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Hutchy 19 Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 9:21am

san - the article made lots of noise and accusations but no substance . Normal for the Guardian .

No names and then their disclaimer at the end "Setting up or benefiting from offshore entities is not itself illegal, and in some cases people may have legitimate reasons, such as security, for doing so. But the secrecy offered by tax havens has at times proven attractive to tax evaders, fraudsters and money launderers, some of whom are exposed in the files."

Biggest load of sensationalism as usual . With 600 journalists on the case I expected more . Some of the Rock stars , think Bono , should be ready to sing .

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Hutchy 19 Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 9:37am

"Who are these people the Washington Post is suddenly so concerned with, now that they've been handed the same files that the ICIJ handed to every other American media organization reporting on this (creating the illusion that this information has been "vetted" by multiple independent outlets)? 11.9MM financial records were supposedly obtained by ICIJ as part of the leak. The records shed light on some 29K separate accounts. You think CNN, WaPo, NYT and every other media outlet in the US has reviewed them?"

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Hutchy 19 Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 9:43am

I will guess that no Democrat will be named . Putin YES !!! Middle Eastern leader Yes . Soros , Gates , Bono - NO , NO , NO .

They will say Trump and/or his mates are involved .

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san Guine Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 10:55am

Hutchy,
Nothing to see here.
"They expose the secret offshore affairs of 35 world leaders, including current and former presidents, prime ministers and heads of state. They also shine a light on the secret finances of more than 300 other public officials such as government ministers, judges, mayors and military generals in more than 90 countries."
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"The Pandora papers also place a revealing spotlight on the offshore system itself. In a development likely to prove embarrassing for the US president, Joe Biden, who has pledged to lead efforts internationally to bring transparency to the global financial system, the US emerges from the leak as a leading tax haven. The files suggest the state of South Dakota, in particular, is sheltering billions of dollars in wealth linked to individuals previously accused of serious financial crimes."

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Hutchy 19 Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 11:05am

Thanks san . I have been reading up on it this morning . Nothing new other than revealing some names .

I thought everyone knew that this system of tax havens was extensively used by the very rich . It is unfortunately ALL legal . Someone has just found out the names of people using them . Why all the drama ?

Biden wouldn't care at all by what is happening in the south . Probably loves it coming out as it will enable him to try and do something ( more control )and get the press distracted from all his other stuff ups .

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blindboy Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 12:17pm

....because a lot of it is actually not legal. It could well be the biggest expose since they dredged the harbour.

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Hutchy 19 Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 1:32pm

BB - It has been going on for hundreds of years . Anything illegal should have been prosected already .

Most billionaire's are not that dumb . That's why they pay big money to super smart tax specialists to use these legal schemes to avoid tax . Not one case they mentioned would be illegal . I wish they were .

Of course there would be some illegal stuff going on but a huge percentage would relate to how the money was made , not how it is structured .

I bet you will be completely wrong ( again ) and we will not read or hear anything more about this in a few weeks ( probably days ) . The dredging of the harbour may find one one two fish but they will be very small .

The journalists don't get paid anywhere near the money the tax specialists do . We all know you usually get what you pay for .

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Hutchy 19 Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 1:39pm

BB - I have seen all the news about this and I stand by EVERY word.

What is illegal in todays news ? This story will die quicker than your fish out of the harbors water .

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Hutchy 19 Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 1:58pm
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Craig Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 2:00pm

Ah yes saw that, but looks like any ECL on the East Coast in my opinion.

PS will get back to your Niña questions tomorrow.

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san Guine Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 9:42pm
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https://bioscognito.substack.com/p/muscle-memory-a-truth-or-a-myth

This also applies to all the respiratory muscles (intercostal, diaphragm etc).

A lot of intubated respiratory patients (emphysema, PF, etc.)are often difficult to wean (get off the ventilator).

In ICU, we take over their entire breathing pattern, including tidal volumes, minute ventilation, respiratory rate (the patient is usually heavily sedated and/or paralysed) to manage their illness. In particular, we are trying to manage deranged pH secondary to respiratory compromise, ie. hypoxic or hypercapnic respiratory failure or both- won't bore everyone with the mechanism, but needless to say the human body has truly amazing compensatory mechanisms).

Like all muscles - Don't use it , lose it.

The big questions, which we ask of every patient who is about to be intubated...

Is this a reversible cause?
Will intubation change the trajectory of the illness?
Will it possible to respiratory wean the patient? (that is, reduce the patients respiratory support).
Thus, once extubated, will they have the capacity to breath up for themselves?

However, with the right weaning strategy + appropriate respiratory PT (utilising muscle memory), hopefully we can return this cohort of patients to pre-intubation breathing levels.

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Blowin Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 4:50pm

Look, I know what you’re thinking, that this sounds pretty bad. Rest assured, Blindboy has said repeatedly that the world has nothing to fear from China and he’s an expert on China because he once had talked to a Chinese guy at a BBQ. knows the real threat comes from the coming nuclear war that lunatic Trump is going to start!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-04/taiwan-preparing-for-war-with-chi...

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Hutchy 19 Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 5:02pm

China is threatening Taiwan now trying to provoke a reaction . Hitler did the same in Poland .

I can't believe they want a war now with all the shit that is going on but sometimes that's the best time to start one .

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Supafreak Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 8:42pm

Here are some truly amazing photos of various marine creatures . Ocean Photographer of the Year 2021 winners – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2021/sep/20/ocean-photog...

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blindboy Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 9:05pm

supafreak you have to love that southern calamari. Looks like a 70s album cover.

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Supafreak Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021 at 10:24pm

@blindboy , hard to pick a winner, I liked the seahorse clasping onto the mask , bit of a tragedy the masks polluting oceans everywhere.

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Hutchy 19 Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021 at 1:11pm

"China appears to have folded and unloaded Australian coal shipments despite an unofficial import ban, according to FT, citing multiple commodity analysts. The move emphasizes China's dire need for coal supplies amid a power crunch with more than half of the country's provinces rationing power. "

China will always act in their best interests and always do whatever it takes to get what they want .

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udo Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021 at 1:38pm

o m g

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blindboy Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021 at 6:03pm
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velocityjohnno Thursday, 7 Oct 2021 at 9:19pm

This is significant. The first fixed wing plane to land on a flat-top flying the rising sun in over 75 years.

(The story of Izumo and Kaga is pretty trollish too - designated DDH ("helicopter destroyer") they arrived with 800ft of flat deck - an aircraft carrier in all but name. There were protestations. Recent heatproofing of the deck allows the F35B to land, giving the ship far greater air power projection.)

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Craig Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 2:45pm

This is crazy, check the rod and chain stuff near the end! Ha.

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zenagain Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 2:54pm

Impressive.

Now we know who to call when we're invaded by a battalion of rampaging roof tiles.

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stunet Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 3:38pm

Hand to hand combat is so passe.

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zenagain Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 3:45pm

Not to mention quite clearly flaunting social distancing protocols.

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stunet Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 4:17pm

Reminds me of the scene In Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indy is looking for the lost heroine and comes across the black-clad bad guy swinging the fancy sword. While the bad guy is strutting, Indy indifferently lifts a gun from his holster and shoots him dead.

This time it's North Korean guys with quick fists versus a drone loaded with loitering munitions.

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zenagain Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 5:44pm

Ha! I thought the exact same thing.

Chuck in a hand gun and it's all over.

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 5:49pm

@Zen

Can you give your 2 cents worth in that other thread (Aboriginal injustice one) on the word Jap or Japs, your opinion would be the most valid on this topic, so interesting to hear. Cheers.

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 5:55pm

Hahaha. Why the scurrying, Info?

Praying he'll give you what you want to hear?

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zenagain Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 5:56pm

I did because he asked nicely.

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 6:02pm
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Hahaha. Why the scurrying, Info?

Praying he'll give you what you want to hear?

Not at all, go read my own comments and personally experience on the word, im not comfortable using it.

I asked Zen because he lives in Japan and married to a Japanese lady and he is a straight shooter, if anyones opinion on the topic holds weight its Zen's, so honestly wanted to get his take.

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 6:07pm

Well, Info seems polite, Zen...

In the real world? Well, I'm sure if he 'accidentally' bumped into your partner on purpose whilst shopping, say, he'd apologise most sincerely to both of you.

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sypkan Monday, 18 Oct 2021 at 1:42am

interesting stuff...

how much corona cost australia

and smoke and mirrors and stuff...

https://m.

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Hutchy 19 Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 at 9:26pm

Sorry for the late notice but there is a show on the ABC at 9.30 pm today about Bronwyn Oliver . One of Australians best ever artists . Sculptures .

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san Guine Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 at 8:54am

Hutchy,
Thanks for the heads up, I will watch later. FYI if you're interested, the NGV has a couple of good Henry Moore sculptures and an original preliminary casting of Rodins' 'the Thinker'.

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blackers Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 at 12:01pm

Big fish for you fisho's. Catch and release.

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udo Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 at 1:02pm
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blindboy Saturday, 23 Oct 2021 at 10:27am

udo you have to ask if it was just the usual mind boggling incompetence of the COALition or a deliberate ploy to keep their fossilised friends in business a bit longer.

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Hutchy 19 Saturday, 23 Oct 2021 at 10:48am

You are so Blinded BB .

The question you are asking us to consider is do we stop building solar and wind mills ?

Should we stop all the incentives to build them ? Wasn't it Ruddy that paid for homes to have solar panels and pink batts to be installed ?

"With all this capacity coming online, we are suddenly running into grid congestion issues," Rystad Energy senior analyst David Dixon said.

It has been happening for a long time . Unless you think the previous 5 governments were incompetent for promoting wind and solar it was always going to happen as you know .

If the sun is shining and the wind is blowing we have excess energy and it has nowhere to go .

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blindboy Saturday, 23 Oct 2021 at 10:45am

13 years is clearly enough time to plan and begin work on an expansion of the grid. COALition incompetence or something more sinister are the only viable explanations.

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blackers Saturday, 23 Oct 2021 at 11:09am

Political cartoons of the year. Some rippers. Personal fave is the “grand old party of Lincoln “.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/gallery/2021/oct/23/synchroni...

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rooftop Monday, 25 Oct 2021 at 8:06pm

Apparently ducklings surf behind their mum to save energy.

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san Guine Monday, 25 Oct 2021 at 8:34pm
blackers wrote:

Political cartoons of the year. Some rippers. Personal fave is the “grand old party of Lincoln “.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/gallery/2021/oct/23/synchroni...

Is that the Alien? Lincoln would be no doubt horrified at the course the GOP has steered

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san Guine Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021 at 9:48am