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by papabear
November 12, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Is a tax grab still a tax grab if you're removing a tax concession :hmmm If you tax bananas at 20 percent no matter retail wholesale whatever keep it simple no credits. Then the banana farmers all start going broke as people’s taste move towards pears and apples. The govt thinks that’s harsh we wil...
by papabear
November 12, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Is a tax grab still a tax grab if you're removing a tax concession :hmmm If you tax bananas at 20 percent no matter retail wholesale whatever keep it simple no credits. Then the banana farmers all start going broke as people’s taste move towards pears and apples. The govt thinks that’s harsh we wil...
by papabear
November 11, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

I am 34 I first bought in 2010 I think, I bought and sold in 2014 again. I am not an old person showing disdain for younger people. I am saying it is not the markets fault if you haven’t bought in. Quite simply there is a heap of different housing markets in this country with different price point....
by papabear
November 11, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Is a tax grab still a tax grab if you're removing a tax concession :hmmm If you tax bananas at 20 percent no matter retail wholesale whatever keep it simple no credits. Then the banana farmers all start going broke as people’s taste move towards pears and apples. The govt thinks that’s harsh we wil...
by papabear
November 10, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

The fact is, there's a constant dialogue about how house prices are 'impossible' and 'out of reach' of young people. What we're forgetting is that young families have ALWAYS had to move out to the suburbs to build a house. In the 40's, my grandparents were laughed at for building 'out in the countr...
by papabear
November 10, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

But to be fair to negative gearing. That actually hasnt been the fuel on the property fire... That was the CGT discount Howard put in. That made investment properties far FAR more lucrative. Channelling spare cash in the economy into non-productive assets. GO FOR GROWTH Sent from my SM-G900I using ...
by papabear
November 10, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Negative gearing makes a loss making exercise viable, even lucrative. Surely for the 'market rules' zealots, that's a distortion... It’s not a distortion. You are permitted to make deductions for any work related expenses you incur in earning your income. It’s the same for generating income flows f...
by papabear
November 10, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

You’re both right on the basics. Except you know what doesn’t help? Having investors in the mix too. Characterising it as people being upset they can’t buy in Mosman is lazy and offensive. No comments on the plot hole in your previous narrative either Zaius? I guess it's offensive if you try really...
by papabear
November 10, 2018, 6:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders legend Mal Meninga joins Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 26
Views: 1299

Re: Canberra Raiders legend Mal Meninga joins Gold Coast Titans

I think you make a good point Rick. GWS is showing every one of their games into canberra on free to air. NRL should be getting every Regional team on free to air on their local channel. Can’t give AFL free kicks for gaining junior support. I also used to coach kids soccer, my son and one other kid...
by papabear
November 8, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

If Labor gets in and introduces the policy, and the market keeps dropping how can you prove the cause of the drop is the policy or just a continuation of the correction? Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk I am not trying to prove anything, just saying its a bad political move. That said, if you c...
by papabear
November 8, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

People Can do and should diversify their investment portfolio outside of just housing especially if you plan on living in ur home in retirement and not selling up. Absolutely. But we’re talking about having greatly reduced the number of people who are investing in their house which is limiting thei...
by papabear
November 7, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

People Can do and should diversify their investment portfolio outside of just housing especially if you plan on living in ur home in retirement and not selling up. Same with people who rent, all people tend to invest where they think they will get the best outcome. To be honest though our difference...
by papabear
November 7, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

everyone is invited~!
by papabear
November 7, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders express interest in Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson
Replies: 200
Views: 16025

Re: Canberra Raiders express interest in Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12154736 https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2018/11/nrl-warriors-gambling-on-shaun-johnson-s-market-value-says-greg-alexander.amp.html "He's shown that he's a reluctant general. He can do it, but I think his...
by papabear
November 7, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Except people don’t live in educational expenses or shares!! Honestly I expect that kind of over-simplistic mindset from papabear, not you greeneyed! Governments shouldn’t interfere in any markets? What garbage. There are numerous industries/services where replication of infrastructure is not pract...
by papabear
November 6, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Governments should sit on their hands when it comes to markets. Even with necessities, you want necessities work form then and you will get them. Asking for the govt to provide is just a nicer way of asking those around you to sacrifice and provide what your not willing to. Enough of free market ide...
by papabear
November 6, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

What labor does when it gets into power is up to them. I am just saying this policy will be attacked and will cost them votes. Given the current malaise of a govt this should be a very easy election to win, all labor have to do is shut up on policy outside of health and education and carry on critic...
by papabear
November 6, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

no not at all, it will only weaken housing if they get in power and enact their policy.

Current declines you could put to a lot of things:-
- market sentiment
- APRA / lending changes
- changes on foreign ownership
by papabear
November 6, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

You repeat the same baseless nonsense over and over. So I share an opinion which is based on fact, the housing market on the eastern seaboard is seriously declining. You respond with a simpsons clip and that is baseless nonsense. Now since you have taken the gloves off, I shall remove mine. Slowly....
by papabear
November 6, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Define weak on taxes and immigration the business community (who I am a very small part of) do decide there votes on things like tax policy. Whilst I personally dont have any real issue blocking refunds based on franking credits, I understand and agree with the outcry. Any tax policy reform needs t...
by papabear
November 5, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

to be honest I think the media is getting on board a labor win to quickly. As I have said all along, policies designed to tank a housing market that is already tanking will be punished by the electorate. yE6lW8TazZM mock all you like GEM, but if labor is planning on going to the next election - wea...
by papabear
October 26, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 4615
Views: 349882

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Shaun Johnson

Still on the right side of 30.

I think sezer would be good foil for Johnson, honestly it would move us from pretenders to contenders.

From sheep to wolves

From **** to shiny.
by papabear
October 25, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 132
Views: 6842

Re: 2019 draw

They will like the crowd numbers.

TBH advantages in the draw dont help you when it comes to the crunch anyways.
by papabear
October 24, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

to be honest I think the media is getting on board a labor win to quickly.

As I have said all along, policies designed to tank a housing market that is already tanking will be punished by the electorate.
by papabear
October 11, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Problem is if they stopped funding religious schools, their fees would rise, they would be unaffordable for many that are enrolled now and they’d leave those schools piling more pressure on the government schools to now fully fund the education for these students. I doubt the system would handle th...
by papabear
October 10, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

religous schools turn away students already on the basis of anything already. The problem isn't with changes to the legislation, there is and always will be a problem where there is to much cross over between the public and private sector. If you are going to have private schools, they should be ful...
by papabear
September 17, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 4615
Views: 349882

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

The Murray bloke from souths would be a really good get from us.

We miss a bit of mongrel especially at the end of games.
by papabear
September 12, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The GH Fans' Choice - Overall best player since 2004
Replies: 69
Views: 5481

Re: The GH Fans' Choice - Overall best player since 2004

points per game would be interesting. Shaun Fensom was the most over rated player in thegh history and I think all the stats up there show it. In general, think voters give way to much on minutes played and total stats then they do in respect of the quality of the work. This is changing a bit with p...
by papabear
September 6, 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson
Replies: 89
Views: 6643

Re: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson

I dont know if public salaries work for rugby league. Certainly the information should be transparent for the NRL and clubs, but for the public im not sure causes a bit to much angst if a player is underperforming, I dont think it helps having the public heaping **** on them. If you are underperform...
by papabear
August 27, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19262

Re: Preparing for 2019

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
August 27, 2018, 7:38 am
On a positive note, we were the most successful non Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane team.

Silver lining


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
so which part of sydney / melbourne or brisbane does the NZ warriors fit into?
by papabear
August 25, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2018
Replies: 373
Views: 22283

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2018

So... Oldfield was MOTM with a double. TBH, I got this wrong, not due to my rules but, H2H, he won the #3 skin. Anyone want to debate Johnston outplayed Abbey today? Argue hindsight all u like, but sometimes underdogs win. tbh i feel asleep after the first half, i saw abbey looking out of his depth...
by papabear
August 24, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2018
Replies: 373
Views: 22283

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2018

Alex Johnston 1. Brad Abbey Johnston must have fallen off a cliff to lose this skin Campbell Graham 2. Nick Cotric fair Greg Inglis [emoji767] 3. Michael Oldfield - GI Dane Gagai 4. Joseph Leilua Dane Gagai Hymel Hunt 5. Jordan Rapana correct Cody Walker 6. Blake Austin correct Adam Reynolds 7. Sam ...
by papabear
August 24, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2018
Replies: 373
Views: 22283

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2018

James Tedesco 1. Brad Abbey Daniel Tupou 2. Nick Cotric Latrell Mitchell 3. Elliott Whitehead Joseph Manu 4. Joseph Leilua Blake Ferguson 5. Jordan Rapana Ryan Matterson 6. Blake Austin Cooper Cronk 7. Sam Williams Dylan Napa 8. Dunamis Lui Jake Friend © 9. Josh Hodgson © Sio Siua Taukeiaho 10. Sha...
by papabear
August 24, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 25565

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

A good nickname is a must in my book

Scomo is a bit like kevin07

it was where the rest of them fell short.