Sunday, May 29, 2016

Foreign investor tax

Dont get me wrong i'm all for allowing foreign investment in Australian residential property.

But as foreign investors are investing in Australia for reasons apart from ROI (but in addition to) not such a bad idea to capitalize on that premium of safety that they are seeking.

Not to do so is leaving money on the table and not valuing that aspect appropriately.

So in this instance the property coucnil is wrong (lol....again).

Saturday, May 28, 2016


Really really enjoyed seeing the play Rizing at Flux Theatre tonight, could do with some wholesale editing to drop one or two of the concepts, lol trust me if i tried to tell you the story you wouldnt believe me....but really thought provoking, something i wish i could see again and again to see if i have a different take on it.

Some absolute standout stars in the cast....fully expect to see the rise to the top of their peers in the coming years.

Its a limited run so if you are in NY and have a chance to see it before June 4th i highly reccomend it.

Friday, May 27, 2016

bye bye .zip spam

Awesome post....finally got around to implementing this
Now can someone tell me who the hell is clicking on these in order for it to be worthwhile to the spammers in the first place.....?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming to Brooklyn

Another awesome reason for living in Brooklyn heights, cant wait for this to open and within walking distance of our apartment :)

Brooklyn’s Drafthouse will have seven screens and show films ranging from indie reels to Hollywood blockbusters. Although the Brooklyn location’s menu has not yet been announced, highlights from its 23 other locations include goat cheese pizza, mini banh mi hot dogs and hatch green chile pork stew, and according to a press release, the Brooklyn spot will serve locally brewed beer. Drafthouse patrons are served their food during the screening.


Joe Rogan speaking the truth

Joe Rogan speaking the truth loud and proud !!

Tell me one thing in this video that you think isnt true.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Venezuela issues

Coke announcing they can no longer buy sugar

Anyone think that this could spread or cause destabilization to other central American countries?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Two centuries of American immigration

I cant confirm how accurate this is....but awesomeness to ensue.....just wish they didnt forget how italians made coffee.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tesla Model X in the wild

Not sure I'm a huge fan of the look on the front of the Tesla Model X .....doesnt look like a $100k+ kind of car. Lots of "plastic" look where the radiator normally would be.

lol at filming on the cheap with a skateboard instead of dolly/track.

You think after the car budget.... for a Tesla Model X there was nothing else left...?

That being sure if you put your foot down it would be impressive, and you cant argue with the speed that development of additional models is happening before the big 4 get their acts together.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Awesome deck about lifestyle choices

Awesome awesome deck, i cant stress enough for people to click through to this deck on cost of living+inflation and how it affects your future lifestyle> +/-

Please review this deck, think about your own choices, and pass on to people you love.

....and yes it does talk a lot about inflation which is one of my pet subjects but as I keep trying to say govt induced inflation=govt theft of 2-4% of your assets each and every year and it really adds up.

FBI hides microphones in public places to record your conversations

Didnt we used to laugh at USSR and East Germany when they did this......

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hey Australians quit your bitching about paying for TV

When are Australians going to quit your bitching about paying for TV???

Seriously i'm so sick of it.

Boo hoo $46 a month to pay for Foxtel. Dude we pay $90 a month for cable TV to Time Warner for ours (+cable internet on top of that) and whilst we may have more channels 90% are crap.

The only difference is Americans are used to paying for their tv and Australians are cheapskates who prefer to steal.

Deal with it.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Total Cost Basis

Ugh spending the weekend collating/sorting/data entering into a spreadsheet 8 years worth of builders/construction material purchases/legal costs for the combination of our 3 apartments and various renovations/upgrades over the last 8 years........promised my wife i would do it once the total costs basis of the property went over the $500k tax threshold and never thought it would so many years ago....

eg every receipt over $500k is worth 20% saving in capitals gains tax so worth it........but at least 100 times today i thought.....would be easier to sell the apartment, move and start the threshold again than do this. (you can claim every 730 days and dont need to reciept as long as under $500k).

lol if you own property and live in the USA spend at least 5 mins reading this in advance -  so you can save yourself some money AND know what reciepts to keep/throw away rather than just putting them into folders for 8 years like i did.

I know its very
#FirstWorldProblems but I #BlameObama :)

Thursday, May 05, 2016

QE Overhang

Best graph I've seen in a long while explaining why the SNAFU continues after Q.E.

Well worth reading this article for more details.


Apple stole my music

Yeh uhm.... and people still ask why i dont use Apple.

San Andreas

Well at least this isnt something you have to worry about when buying Sydney property....

lol between this and the risk of NCB in New York you have to wonder if exposure to USA real estate is worth the risk.....  :)

Monday, May 02, 2016

CO2...come get your CO2

great article....considering CO2 is "free"....should be something that it can be used for :)