Tuesday, May 23, 2017

#ManchesterBombing

I hate to be a bummer.....but seeing no one else is pointing out the irony about what sort of person kills innocent children - i dont know but we gave one of them a Nobel Peace Prize


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Nobel_Peace_Prize  


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/america-dropped-26171-bombs-2016-obama-legacy


In 2016 alone Obama dropped 26,171 bombs.....but we seem to care only about "one" that went off in Manchester last night.


I feel for any parent who lost their child on Monday night.....but it never ceases to amaze me that we never seem to ask....Why?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Twitters Terms and Condition changes

Heads up on Twitters new T&C's.

They are now tracking your mobile phone movements
They are now tracking your browsing movements.

Uhm pass, uncheck and hit save.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Obsession

Jodie and i saw Obsession last week. Not as good as Hedda Gabler but still very much worth the $20 tickets that they charge for NTL.
If you have a local cinema that shows NTL live broadcasts then very much recommend you check these productions out.

Two comments......

Jude Law can really act (was very surprised at this), its the small movements and intonation that he truly is a master of.

Second is.....what the heck happened to Ivo van Hove as a child that he has this thing about liquids "gushing from above"?? (if you've seen his production of A View from the Bridge and now this you'll know what I mean).

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout23-obsession

Rent affordability in Sydney

Was listening to a friend on my FB list posting about property investors are greedy and how the government needs to remove negative gearing, get rid of capitals gains discounts, and that the rent in Sydney is too damn high and his landlord is ripping him off at $490pw.

I posted a few screen shots of "reality calculations" in an excel spreadsheet

eg
100% property cost + purchase costs/stamp duty/legal expenses (for his 2br Sydney apartment based on other local sales around $700k)
x
current mortgage rates (used 4.5%)
+
Annual expenses including Rates/Strata/Water/Insurance + avg repairs pa of $1k

Which means his current apartment actually costs $700pw and that his landlord collecting only $490pw is actually losing $210pw

(ignoring probably wouldn't have 100% mortgage and didn't purchase property "yesterday" at current market rate etc, but very accurate calculations apart from that).

Australian renters have never had it better and are actually benefitting from Australian tax policies in a big way.

When I pointed out that his apartment actually cost $700pw his response was.....in this shitbox no way I'd live somewhere else....im not stupid enough to pay that much.

.....sigh.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Prometheus

Im @NowWatching #Prometheus on BluRay in anticipation of seeing #AlienCovenant next weekend. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The second time around it doesnt piss me off as badly at the bad direction choices and the lack of scientific protocols.

Lets fly half a galaxy away and get laid.......


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Rage Against The Machine

I'm #NowListening to Rage Against The Machine (1992)
- http://amzn.to/2qDvoa3

Forgot how amazingly awesome their baselines are....perfect timing with their step fall driving beat.


http://amzn.to/2qDvoa3