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

Have it cunts

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020 at 7:38pm

even if you "accidentally" take home a lady boy?

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020 at 8:34pm

The Washington Post has an article today with the headline : “It’s time to give the elites a bigger say in choosing the President “

Yes , it really it does

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020 at 10:54pm

Some good news about China and Corona virus. (a sliver lining)

"LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - One of the deadliest epidemics in decades has dented energy demand and industrial output in China, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by about 100 million metric tonnes-close to what Chile emits in a year.

A new analysis by the climate non-profit Carbon Brief found that the widespread impact of the virus-including travel restrictions, longer holidays, and lower economic activity-means that neither has recovered from the usual lull around the Chinese New Year, a roughly two-week festival that began this year on Jan 25.

The report looked at emissions during the two-week period beginning 10 days after the start of the festival and compared that to the same period for each of the previous five years."

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/coronavirus-cuts-chinas-carb...

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020 at 11:36pm

Youse are all rooted.

And Zen it wasn’t her apartment it was a by-the-hour hotel thank you very much.

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philosurphizing... commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 6:50am

North Korea have developed an effective way of curing anyone with the coronavirus ………… a bullet.
https://nypost.com/2020/02/13/north-korean-official-reportedly-executed-...

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zenagain commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 9:59am

I stand corrected Andy.

But didn't the perfect reverse parallel park raise suspicions?

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I focus commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 10:59am

That was pretty funny Zen, sorry Andy at your expense.

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AndyM commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 11:57am

You’re all horrible.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 2:55pm

didn't happen to see a big white hardbody lure wedged in the cunji on your way in Andy?

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AndyM commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 4:22pm

Near the hut? Negative.

Time for a swim.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 4:25pm

As a fella in a happy long term relationship, one of the best / worst parts of Indo these days is the amount of fine hardbody lures I see on my way to and from the surf. Some are white , some are a delicious golden brown. Big , small ...they’re all alluring in their own right.
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Blowin commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 4:58pm

And the worst bit is that the subsidies will be funded by taxpayers through our direct contributions to the University and the fact that the subsidies will be tax deductible. You will be paying for a greedy University to circumvent an enforced emergency health measure designed to protect the Australian population by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia.

Traitorous scum.

“Western Sydney University is offering $1,500 payments to Chinese students to help fund travel packages to third-country transit destinations to get around the federal government's coronavirus ban”

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Blowin commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 5:50pm
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freeride76 commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 6:32pm

"The financial fascist system of central banking and corporate oligarchy leads to the socialist welfare state,"

um, yeah but nah.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 6:55pm

Freeride.....you’ve got to realise that it’s still a hard right wing site based in the US . They think that Medicare is hectic socialism.

But the rest is quite appropriate I thought.

The globalists will do anything to break down the omnipotence of the $US so that the US loses its main weapon in ensuring its dominance. They want a global currency and they want it digital.

I immediately thought the same as yourself when I read it , but remove the socialist welfare state from the equation and it’s accurate.

“The financial fascist system of central banking and corporate oligarchy leads to the socialist welfare state, and the socialist welfare state leads to the surveillance state, “

But if you consider the direction that the LNP is taking the social welfare state ie Robo debt , mutual obligation , cash free payments using a card at only registered service providers and drug testing then it’s not entirely inaccurate in the Australian context either.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 at 9:53pm

tbh prefer wolf street for the everyday financial US stuff at present
ZH are best on those rare bond/complex financing articles that might just still be written by the original bloke, he is a smart cookie

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Optimist commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 6:57am

I thought Albo might have been OK but it seems he was very chummy with Eddie Obeid and his son Moses Obeid, Ian Macdonald, Luke Foley, Sam Dastyari and all the other Labor crime gang which is all coming out in the current Macdonald corruption trial.

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 8:51am

In the words of Harry Hoo from Get Smart “amazing”.

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 12:35pm

Yep , here it comes....Scotty from marketing about to wantonly encourage an epidemic in Australia to appease his Chinese masters / Australian donors South Korea just locked down a city of 3 million people but Scotty says that Australian Exceptionalism which has resulted from the winning combination of hopes , prayers , unfettered corruption and the power of wealth over humanity will protect us despite the obvious catastrophe already unfolding in nations closer to the epicentre.

“A small cohort of Chinese students could soon be allowed into Australia on a test basis, as the Morrison government seeks to protect the domestic population from the coronavirus while trying to limit the damage to the education sector.

… the National Security Committee of Cabinet, acting on medical advice, agreed on Thursday to extend the ban for at least another week…But it also discussed allowing in a small number of students from China who are not from Hubei province, which is the epicentre of the outbreak.

This was alluded to in a statement released by Prime Minister Scott Morrison after Thursday’s meeting.

…Sources said the Chinese government, which is increasingly unhappy at the travel ban, has been lobbying for the option of allowing in a small number of students.“

PS Ask yourself this ....what does the CCP gain from allowing a small sample of potentially infected students into Australia ? Do they think that the handful of students inching closer to their degrees will lift the cumulative intelligence of China enough to justify the potential destruction wrought upon the Australian people ?

You know the reality ....the CCP wants Australia infected. It wants nothing more than to see the rest of the world placed in the same disastrous position it is now facing. The CCP is spiteful enough to want the world weakened as it is weakened. There is no other explanation. The CCP needs this problem to be global so that the spotlight is removed from the party. The Chinese government would rather see the whole world in turmoil than to go down alone.

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 12:56pm

Russia banning all Chinese.

Kazakhstan actively deporting Chinese immigrant workers .

South Korea locking down over 3 million citizens.

China quarantines 780 million people ( 1 in every ten people on Earth )

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Scotty from marketing considering letting students come back !

Actually, it’s just a Scotty from Marketing ruse anyway. Sydney arrivals terminal this morning was dominated by literally hundreds of a Chinese students flooding into the country. After their “ two weeks in an intermediary nation “ which they either falsify or spend with fellow Chinese who come and go at will and thus compromise the quarantine period. Oh yeah ....they two week period which is also shown to be inadequate for incubation in many cases. Some cases have taken 6 weeks to display symptoms.

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frog commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 4:08pm

It is coming our way anyway somehow or another as it is definitely very contagious. And when China goes in lockdown and 3 out of 4 in a family can die as has been reported more than a few times, it is not just a worry for 80 year old smokers. Since it started the deaths there would exclude many classified as pneumonia, or people who just died and were cremated quickly and never tested. A strangely variable impact from person to person but so was the 1918 flu epidemic. The maths tell the future with pauses and slower periods through quarantine helping buy time. Assume transmission rate of 2:
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sypkan commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 1:43pm

someone has probably already posted this, but I honestly cannot believe australian university leaders are actively encouraging, and even paying, chinese students to circumvent rules designed to protect the population

what kind of sociopathic idiot comes up with such a brainwave seriously?

certainly doesn't seem to be our 'best and brightest' running the uni show in oz...

more like the most greedy and ruthless, without even an ounce of self respect

If this is what our uni system has become, we're fucked

officially!

cooked!

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/western-sydney-univers...

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:00pm

I flew into Indo a month ago and had never heard of the Coronavirus.

In the last few days I’ve met three seperate cases of fit young surfers who reckon they’ve had it. Chatting to them in the surf - from well upwind- each had done a run to either Malaysia or Singapore for reasons ( visa run / transit between other places ) and they reckon it’s the sickest they’ve ever been. One fella thought he was going to die. They each suffered for 3-4 days before turning the corner. Luckily they all had someone to care for them whilst they were fucked up.

Doesn’t sound fun. I was meant to be in Indo for another month at least . Soloing around the Island chain chasing swells and retreating to Bali between missions. I had a dodgy knee so my missus came over and hung out for a couple of weeks. We chilled and my knee got much better but I decided to come home with her. You don’t want to be getting this virus and having no one to give you a hand. You don’t want to catch it and find yourself in an Indo hospital.

Fuck that. I’d rather take my chances in poo brown flood waters and sloppy beach break reek-surf.

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Pops commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:01pm

Funny that, Blowin. I got back from Malaysia a couple of days ago. They'd slightly fewer confirmed cases of the virus than we have (with a similarish population size); mostly chinese nationals. The fella you met must have been either really unlucky, or caught something else and assumed it was corona.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:04pm

I'd take the toobs.

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I focus commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:12pm

Pops the numbers don't add up, 1st the numbers coming out of China do not represent a contagion and 2nd the number of Chinese tourists going to Bali and no infections.

I would more than overjoyed to be wrong.

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Pops commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:22pm

Perhaps. The virus didn't even rate a mention among my in-laws over there (Malaysia). You'd think it would have at least been a topic of conversation if there had been a major outbreak.
Speaking of Malaysia only here, btw. No experience of what's been happening in indo or anywhere else.

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:34pm

Pops , it goes like this : These three guys were seperate individuals who were not connected. There stories are seperate.

All these guys started mild and assumed it was just some regular flu / bug/ whatever. Then they started getting really fucked. But they didn’t contemplate going to the hospital until they were getting really serious and by then they were too fucked to do much about it.

None called ambulances or anything like that. None of them even thought it could have possibly been Coronavirus until after the event. They’d all gotten sick only a couple of days after returning to Bali. Just sweating it out in their hotel rooms thinking it wouldn’t get much worse till it did , and did ....and then they beat it.

They were very hesitant about going to hospitals because they were concerned that people would think they had the Coronavirus and quarantine them ! This is ironic as in retrospect they all believe that is what they had. Hectic fever , sleeplessness, hugely elevated heart rates and hard core cough / fucked up chest.

Sure , they might not have had it , but they were adamant they had and they reckon it was fucked up. These are fit surfers getting lung problems...

How many people in this situation out there ? Not really considering they’ve actually got it because it seems so imperious that people overlook that it’s a disease that comes in varying degrees of severity. And not wanting to report it because they were just as scared of being quarantined in a shitty hospital with people who really do have it. And even if you don’t get totally screwed by the disease you’re all of a sudden a pawn at the mercy of 2nd world bureaucrats and you could possibly be held hostage for weeks.

As for your family not mentioning it .....I’d get out of the water after talking with these fellas and hearing their stories of struggle and there’s the sun shining, the water sparkling and according to anyone who wasn’t in earshot of the conversation the entire episode never existed.

The virus doesn’t spread as a thick fog across the ground. It’s invisible. Some crew get sick and if others get too close they might get sick too. The very unlucky ones die.

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Pops commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:41pm

Agree that there's undoubtedly a good number of undiagnosed cases. But if it was reaching scary-bad levels, people (locals) would be talking about it. And there would have to be a stupendously large undiagnosed-to-diagnosed ratio (in M'sia) to make the risk too high to consider travelling there (for me). 15 reported cases in 20-something million people last I checked. Multiply that by whatever factor you like, and It's still going to be a very low proportion of the population. I'm still more concerned by dengue (at least 6 in laws have had it in the past 3 years), severe food poisoning, or bacterial meningitis (both of which I've had).

Again, speaking only for Malaysia. China is a different story, no doubt. And no idea about other areas of Asia - I've got no connections there.

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:44pm

Freeride ....I hardly ever get Bali Belly since I’ve quit mammal and bird flesh , but I got a nice little dose just recently. I don’t know if you’ve ever been sick whilst totally alone in an undeveloped foreign country but it’s not a good time. Can’t even leave the room to feed yourself or get water due to fatigue/ squirts / spewing / cramps .

It was a little taste of something that I’d prefer not to make a meal of. Anything more serious would be absolutely fucked at best and potentially dangerous at worst. At the very least it’s some horrible, lonely shit.

Maybe we assess risk differently ? Indo isn’t going anywhere. I’ll chill here and get those karma points up doing the righty , get my knee one hundred percent and get back there when the time feels right.

Absolutely pumping over there though. Some good reports flowing in from the various points of the compass .

If the timing is right don’t give up the fight . When in doubt ....get the fuck out.

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simba commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 2:54pm

Most people who claim to have the flu have never really had 'The flu'......When you have the flu your fukked up, sick as a dog, coughing shit up and with a raging temperature and your bed ridden for a week or more not a few days...been there and know what its like.Not sure how much worse coronia virus is or if it is worse.

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chook commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 3:11pm

yeah, you know it when you have the flu—- losing consciousness, hallucinating for a few days. Caught a doozy in sechuan province in 1988. Which was lucky. It stopped my boarding a bus to Tibet on which two people died of plague and were cremated on the roadside.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 3:12pm

only taking the piss Blowin.
apart from the one day wonder of TC Uesi it's been a while since adrenaline rushes here.

flood has bought the fishing on though.

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 3:40pm

Apparently a beach around here had mullet skittering everywhere last night as large somethings were boofing them like barra.

Flying up the coast this morning and the ocean looked like something Augustus Gloop would greedily fall into whilst the littoral lagoons look like the Top End during the wet.

Crazy to think that when I left the grass was brown and crunchy underfoot . Now it’s got that North Coast magic back. A hundred different shades of lush green

Was told that widely Mushrooms are available in the nearest town if you’re in need and too lazy to go picking yourself. The mosquitoes are a plague.

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stunet commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 5:48pm

Tally-ho...

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 6:06pm

There was a young dog in Sumatra who got dog locked and his cock looked just like that afterwards. For the rest of our time there he’d sit in the restaurant and lick it with a forlorn look on his face as we ate our meals.

I’d rather be that dog than eat one of those chillies.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 21 Feb 2020 at 6:37pm

”. I don’t know if you’ve ever been sick whilst totally alone in an undeveloped foreign country but it’s not a good time.”
Blowin I knocked myself out cold once at Alley Cats in Kuta during a decent session and the next day all my mates were flying to Lakeys while I was due to fly home in two days so I didn’t go.
So I was alone and I’m guessing I had concussion for the next two days, I couldn’t get out of bed, I was dizzy as all fuck, throwing up and couldn’t keep any water or food down. And having really weird bizarre thoughts.
I was fucking peaking and thinking I’d damaged my head for good. Rang mum almost in tears and she was on the verge of coming over to take me home but managed to convince me to get my shit together and I somehow got through customs and everything without looking like a sweating twitchy drug mule and made it home...
Point of the story is that it was terrifying being alone in a foreign country feeling like a Bali dogs arsehole!

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 9:36am

Ross Gittins.....give yourself an uppercut.

Mr Gittins isn’t stupid enough to have not mentioned the actual cause of zero wage due to ignorance. No , he failed to mention it because he knows that his employer will sack him if he dares even hint at the truth that mass immigration/ millions of temporary workers are destroying the living standards of Australians.

He’s allowed self interest to corrupt his voice to the Australian people.

Mr Gittins , you have a responsibility to tell the truth when allowed such an effective platform as a column in the MSM. You declined to tell the truth....please just fuck off.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/no-progress-on-wages-but-we-...

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stunet commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 9:49am

Eh? I read that article this morning and got a very different take home message than you. Far as I can see this passage, while not overtly pointing out high immigration, adequately covers it. There is, of course, more than one factor, for flatlining wages. 

"Another explanation the Reserve Bank has fallen back on as its forecasts of stronger wage growth have failed to come to pass is that there’s a lot of spare capacity in the labour market (high unemployment and underemployment) which has allowed employers to hire all the workers they’ve needed without having to bid up wages."

Type in 'Ross Gittins, immigration' to find out how beholden Rossco is to self interest.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 10:10am

No Stu. He doesn’t even mention the real cause. He manages to describe the effect but not the cause.

It’s like proposing an article on “ Why did my house burn down ? “ and suggesting heat as the cause but without once mentioning fire. In fact he studiously avoided any mention of the “ fire “ in the whole article.

An entire article about uncovering the true cause of zero wage growth and not one mention of the excessive importation of labour behind it.

I’m not going to google Ross Gittin’s position on self interest when there’s an entire article as edifice to his corruption of thought on an MSM site which I’ve already paid for as a subscriber.

If Ross wants to avoid the allegations of corruption then he should stop withholding the truth to appease the person handing out the money.

As for there being more than one factor behind flatlining wages growth, this too is disingenuous as virtually every factor hinges on an oversupply of labour .

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 10:42am

Our public institutions are colluding on the run down of Australian standards of living in order to accomodate the enforced neoliberal maxim. National tariff s and protectionism- like those employed so effectively by China - are now decried as racist ( !!!! ) like everything else which might jeopardise the globalisation ideology.

Here’s a quote from CommSec’s chief economist on why wages are falling :
‘So why is wage inflation contained, despite strong job creation? The simple answer is that Australia has an excess supply of workers,’ he said.”

Never before has Australia flooded our labour market into an increasingly stagnant economy. And never before has those at the helm been divorced of any consequences for their utter failure to secure our nation’s economy.

This graph shows the RBA’s predictions for wage growth over the last decade and the reality...Notice anything ? Can you even imagine being this bad at your job for a decade without facing consequences ? Why is that .....because they’ve been politically charged with sending the economy down a certain path.

And this graph displays just how divorced labour supply has become from productivity. This is because an oversupply of cheap and exploitable labour stymies innovation, competition, national skills enhancement programs. It just allows for lazy GDP and corporate growth whilst the nation gets poorer , stupider , more dependent on foreign supply and our workers get screwed.

And the irony being that it’s this very lack of drive towards productivity which is causing our economy to stagnate. It’s a reinforced loop under the guiding hand of a collusive political/ managerial class and corporations.

Our economy is now houses and holes. The construction/ expansion/ renovation of residential housing ( aka shelter ) is now presented as an economy of itself. Previously it was provision of necessity but now it is the major focus of our nation. Selling each other house has replaced nation building. All of our focus is on non productive endeavour.

And when we run out of people to buy our houses and grow the housing / debt Ponzi what do we do ?

We import millions of people to shore up demand. And then we waste any remaining productivity and money expanding unproductive infrastructure in the farcical hope of keeping place with human import numbers.

Every time Australia spends ( borrowed ) money on another road in Sydney is an chance lost to build a publicly funded solar farm to ease our reliance on fossil fuel etc etc

It’s called opportunity cost.

Australia is no longer nation building, we are actively being told that being a nation is racist FFS. Now we are just farming humans .

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stunet commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 10:37am

So he says it, in fact he says exactly the same thing as the Commsec fella, he just doesn't say it exactly the same way you want him to?

In fact, in fact, he say it the same way you want him to in other articles, but you don't want to Google them because..?

To make sense of your position I could leap to conclusions but where does that get anyone?

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 10:45am

Stu....does he mention immigration/ temporary workers a single time in his entire article on why wages are not growing ? That’s pure censorship through omission.

I took the CommSec quote out of an article who’s entire context was regarding the effect of endlessly importing humans into our economy .

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 10:58am

just as an aside, a mate of mine who has done really well in business, shouted me and a few mates to a swanky resort in Byron Bay for his b'day. Swankiest one in town. Five star.

Every single worker there was a foreigner on a 457 visa.

It kind of blew my mind, because this thing was touted as being a major employer for the region and they were, as far as I could tell, almost entirely staffed with cheap overseas labour.

How the fuck do they get away with that?

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 11:02am

Over a hundred billion dollars has been spent by government on infrastructure projects in NSW . Virtually every single cent of that is spent on accomodating the human expansion which the vested invests behind the big Australia Ponzi scheme demands.

New underground tunnels for Sydney instead of innovative , productive assets which would ensure Australians remained at the top of Global living standards.

And then you get fucking ridiculous situations like our universities becoming beholden to Chinese students due to defunding by the government. And all those students really want permanent residency which means more money needed to build more roads in Sydney, which means less public money to spend on our universities, which means more foreign students.....and on and on it goes.

Even better is that now our universities are treated as businesses instead of foremost centres for supplying intellectual and skilled talent to build our nation , their very usefulness is compromised because they now churn out degrees of a diminished standard due to demands from fee paying students for value .

So Australian innovation and productivity is even more destroyed because the standards of our tertiary education is lessened.

Neoliberalism is destroying our nation. The entire ideology is that of the strip miner or the clear felling logger. It’s the systematic destruction wrought by corporate raiders on vulnerable companies applied to entire nations and their societies .

And the ALP/ LNP are the tip of the spear for its implementation.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 11:15am

Freeride they get away with it because it’s the neoliberal system.

And the system has been successful because it’s managed to change our society on a cellular level. If you stood up in the midst of that restaurant and said “ Why aren’t you employing young Australians ? “ it’d go viral as Xtreme racism.

But how else do young Australians get skills or opportunity ? Previously they’d have started as a waiter and a portion of those people would have learnt the industry from the ground up . Become chefs or owned restaurants of their own.

Now our children are shoehorned into a useless degree and it’s accompanying debt instead of accumulating knowledge as their career progressed.

Our youth are denied opportunities to learn insitu and to say otherwise and you’re accused of racism or perpetuating white privilege. Where people aren’t actively denied employment because they’re not exploitable foreigners they’re excluded because the wage scales have been pushed so low by the exploitable foreigners that the job isn’t viable unless your real value is enduring underpayment of wages to ensure you achieve permanent residency. It’s fucking perverse and people need to stand up to it.

It’s the astroturfing of neoliberalism. Getting the useful idiot in the street to call any defence of the Australian society as racist or xenophobic.

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Fliplid commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 11:17am

Seems quite trivial to even mention but until a few years ago shopping trolley boys around here were local school kids, my sons and their mates first jobs were doing this. Easy part time jobs for school kids to get an idea about working and earning money for them selves. Now every trolley pusher here are overseas workers in their early twenties.

A 15 and 16 year old kid is on the lowest award rate so there is no way 20 plus year olds are more economical to employ than low wage rate kids.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 11:25am

You know what’s even better Freeride ?

It’s that most of the wages of the employees in that restaurant would get sent to their homelands as remittances. So Byron is seeing its income sent overseas not just the employment and training opportunities for its citizens.

About the only good thing is that the foreign workers are probably being underpaid so that if the owner is Australian that means a higher percentage of the money might even stay in our country.

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 11:30am

2 minutes googling shows the joint is owned by the Flannerys in conjunction with Accor.

Accor S.A. is a French multinational hospitality company that owns, manages and franchises hotels, resorts and vacation properties.[1] It is the single largest hospitality company in Europe, and the sixth largest worldwide.[2]

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 at 11:41am

Fliplid ....that’s our Skilled visa system which tries to fill any local shortfall in highly talented employees with candidates from overseas.

The same one that the UK is now going to copy because their wages have started to recover now that the EU “ highly skilled talent “ is returning to Poland/ Romania post Brexit.