Posts by DeepRed

  • Speaker: House prices and the "Magic Money", in reply to Russell Brown,

    Authority X said it was supply constriction due to RMA restriction. I am sure they did.

    It's surprising how often this is offered as a received truth.

    I've been having fun & games with yet another ACToid on Twitter about the inconsistency of said argument.

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP,

    In any case, the Pacific trade deal isn’t really about trade. Some already low tariffs would come down, but the main thrust of the proposed deal involves strengthening intellectual property rights — things like drug patents and movie copyrights — and changing the way companies and countries settle disputes. And it’s by no means clear that either of those changes is good for America.

    It most certainly isn't about actual free trade. It's really an excuse to reanimate the East India Company.

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    Heh they had real special way of getting round corners, self opening doors and choke that could be used as a cruice control.

    Q: What's the difference between an Austin Allegro and a Jehovah's Witness?
    A: You can shut the door on a Jehovah's Witness.

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  • Access: Disability as a wicked policy problem, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    What annoys me is that if resources are so tight, as they all claim, that it is wasted on this petty bureaucratic audit stuff. It takes up so much time and energy from people who don’t have much of either.

    Sounds like how a bad insurance company operates. I wonder if it's part of the hoary old divert, divide & dehumanise thing.

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  • Hard News: Political palatability and…, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sounds appalling to me and a bit I have heard from someone "on the ground " as it were , should be criminal charges.

    Off the top of my head, I can think of graft or embezzlement. Treating also counts, unless it only applies to electoral politics.

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    V8 Supercars, Bathurst…
    Who remembers “Godzilla”, banned from racing because it was just too good compared to other “supercars”.

    The racing GT-Rs not only ended the reign of the previously all-conquering Ford Sierra Cosworths in Australian touring car racing, but their incredible success ironically led to their demise. For 1993, the ATCC rules were changed to exclude four-wheel drive turbocharged cars, ushering in today’s two-make V8 Supercar series and closing a spectacular chapter in Australian motor sport history.

    But the Nassan could well be coming back after its win at the Bathurst 12 Hour race win.

    All the more so, after Holden & Ford shut down production in Oz soon. As I've mentioned earlier in the thread, I hope they bring back the Group A glory days.

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…,

    Still on cars and music… notice the resemblance?

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    See Aussie V8 racing – it was an entire racing code with a caveat that the cars had to be built using 1950’s technology. (I think they now race Japanese and German cars, the Australian motor industry having run out of buyers for their land yachts and closed down).

    There have been thoughts out loud of shipping over the Ford Mustang & Chevy Camaro for whatever succeeds the V8 Supercars. Maybe a return to the Group A rules?

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to steven crawford,

    The bogan has evolved – open to new technology – *now, it’s the Nissan skyline.

    And/or the WRX or CRX.

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to chris,

    My limited understanding of boganry is that in order to qualify for full status under those parameters one had to have jumped on that bandwagon at any point up to and including …And Justice for All (1988)

    Another is knowing off by heart all the past models of any Aussie-built cars (and Yankee ones too). My dad drove a few of them as company cars back in the 80s.

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