Saturday, July 25, 2015

Is Adam Brookman guilty....of laws that cant even be imposed

I'm conflicted about this case only on the "legal side" eg what right does Australia as a country have to make about events that happen in other countries.

Eg if I fly to Colorado and smoke a joint legally....does this give the AFP the right to arrest me if I fly to Sydney?

Surely a "natural person" has rights to follow the "law of the land" in their present location and that these cant be superseded by laws of "another country"
- http://www.news.com.au/national/adam-brookman-melbourne-nurse-linked-to-isis-extradited-after-airport-arrest/story-fncynjr2-1227454895109?from=public_rss

Adam Brookman

Either way going to be interesting to see someone challenge the legal standing of these Australian laws (eg....someone pleads not guilty and has the funds to challenge it under appeal to the high court)

Don't get me wrong....if you are fighting for ISIS you are still an asshole.....but if you are an ex-sas and fighting for Blackwater in Iraq......you are also an asshole but how many of them have we seen arrested as they stepped off a plane at Mascot airport........

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Living in Brooklyn heights

Pretty accurate article about living in Brooklyn heights, -

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/realestate/the-historic-charm-of-brooklyn-heights.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

In need of some new restaurants.....but one of the best areas on New York to live in.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Snaploader ....should have stayed at Hugo Boss

Uhm does someone want to tell Snaploader that image recognition ...isn't new
- http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/entrepreneur-invents-shazam-for-property-20150721-ghux0a


Here is a post back in 2011 on Aurasma why image recognition sucks and "door knobs" are an important UI that no one ever thinks about.
- http://blog.collins.net.pr/search?q=image+recognition

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Brooklyn Heights is hot !!

Proving yet again Brooklyn heights is a hot area, leads NYC for shortest time on the market at only 26 days

http://streeteasy.com/blog/nycs-fastest-selling-neighborhoods/

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

$A doofus :()

Lol which doofus has two thumbs and made the mistake of transferring money back to Australia to pay the mortgage this morning thinking......must do it before Yellen speaks at lunchtime as $US will probably go lower in the afternoon.....

Yep this doofus.

Friday, July 10, 2015

China over valued at 12 PE.....yeh maybe not so much

China is not the first country to prop up a falling stockmarket. But what makes China stand out is that it panicked when a correction of clearly overvalued shares had been expected. Rather than calming investors, its barrage of measures screamed of desperation.
http://econ.trib.al/BsWFOGK






...and yet the Hang Seng PE at 12 is significantly lower than the USA S&P (currently around 21....)
 
makes you wonder who exactly is over valued :)

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Negative gearing is the root of all problems in Australia ...... try again

Proof that negative gearing ISNT the reason property prices are going up in Australia. The average "loss" claimed by negative gearing around $5,000 a year
- http://www.realestate.com.au/blog/ending-negative-gearing-no-silver-bullet-for-housing-affordability/?rsf=edm:marketupdate:jul:2015:a6


Net rent by tax bracket

oh and in case people think only rich people negatively gear......biggest tax bracket for negative gearing claims.....30-80k eg average mums and dads looking to protect themselves from inflationary tactics used by the government.

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Good Lie

Jodie and I watched "The Good Lie" tonight.....not sure if  available on Netflix/Amazon etc (its available on demand for Time Warner SHO at the moment) but see if you can watch this if available - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2652092/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Will make you feel very very grateful for everything you have.......





The Good Lie (2014) Poster

Friday, July 03, 2015

But but but....its Vegemite dont they understand this is serious?

I was wondering today where my order was as it had been two weeks already.





lol.....I'm an Australian....I could be dead by then without my supply.