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  1. Firstly, I'll post specifically in reply to your post "Has anybody posted an explanation as to how this is consistent with global warming ... and summer is barely finished? Snow is falling in Alberta, the biggest round is still ahead" Just because one area is experiencing record a cold event(s) doesn't prove or disprove anything. Just as an area experiencing a record hot event(s) doesn't prove or disprove anything. I find it astounding that you think it does. Something about a swallow and summer. You heckle the warming religion, but it seems your religion is anti warming.
  2. I wish it had stayed seedy. Was the Wickham a gay bar back then? It certainly was by ~96. Rics is still going strong. If you haven't been back to Brisbane for a while you wouldn't recognise the Valley and Teneriffe. South Brisbane and West End have also changed a lot. Spring Hill not much. Woolloongabba is changing as I type. The Waterloo and Dead Rat have gone all trendy and no longer have topless barmaids. That's the idea. Buy while there is massive oversupply and get a bargain. Push really hard on price. As an owner occupier I don't need to worry about a rental oversupply. Strata fees is an issue. The newer blocks with pools lifts etc describe $900 pq as cheap. Some are up to $1500 pq. Strata tends to be a lot cheaper of blocks of six or so - no expensive pools or lifts to pay for. There's more of that type of units in New Farm, West End etc, so that's probably where I will end up. Those older, smaller complexes are solid - the neighbours could be setting of fireworks and I wouldn't hear a thing. I've lived most of my adult life in the inner city. The CBD (if you could call it that) in Cairns. West End, New Farm, Kelvin Grove. So I'm familiar with, and like inner city living.
  3. No. Downgrading. One real estate agent corrected me when he asked the same question and I answered, downgrading. "So you're looking for something more comfortable and closer to amenities". Any closer to amenities and I'd have my kitchen in Coles and my lounge room in a Chinese restaurant. I no longer need such a big house. In fact I never did. I purchased it to provide a family home for my sister and niece. Sis immediately shacked up with a guy. I call her the best flatmate I never had as she paid modest rent for a year but only stayed here for 5 nights. I gave it five years to ensure she stayed with the new bloke before making the decision to sell. I've had borders for the last 4 years and what a pain in the arse. I'm thinking of buying a small unit around the Valley (Fortitude Valley) if I can get one for a fire sale price with all the unit overbuilding. For those unfamiliar with Brisbane the Valley is the entertainment and sin capital of Brisbane. I could always take up dealing meth if I hit hard times. If I can't afford the Valley then perhaps Santiago de Cuba.
  4. Could be, and could be big noting. My Chinglish is not good very.
  5. I'm trying to sell my house. The Chinese agent said 1. We will get a building and pest inspector who will pass it no matter what. 2. We will get a loan broker who will make the pay slip very good. Loan, no problem.
  6. Agree Now politics is a child's game. The number one aim of any party should be who can get us elected and keep us elected. Not so these days. Julie Bishop had the best chance of getting the libs a vote. Oh well we'll go for Humphrey. Anyone but Shorten had the best chance of getting the ALP elected.
  7. Just watched Humphrey's interview on 7.30. Average speaker. Been worse, been better. He started foaming at the mouth when it came to religious freedom. Make no mistake "religious freedom" according to Morrison is extreme pentecostalism. Death to fags, no abortion, no end of life, etc. Other brands of Christianity will be tolerated, just. Any other form of religion will be legislated out of existence.
  8. ScoMo can't win. Shorten can't win. Shorty will win. It's a race between a douche and turd sandwich. ScoMo has lost to Billy in his first poll. It's a bit embarrassing, as newbies tend to get a good read. People don't want Humphrey B Bear running the joint.
  9. ScoMo's lost a lot of hair. It's common for a high level politician. I've seen him preaching. He's gonna have troubles between being a pentecostal christian and doing the most basic things. I'm not sure how you wave at Jesus, promise lower taxes, higher benefits, Indian immigrants all at the same time. Shorten will do him.