Tag: Opportunity

Opening the Floodgates for Profiteers of War

If the powerful leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), have their way, Congress will soon invoke wartime emergency powers to build up even greater stockpiles of Pentagon weapons.

Source: Opening the Floodgates for Profiteers of War

Jobs summit offers chance to reverse disastrous Coalition decisions

Real mess masked by dodgy statistics

AUSTRALIA’S OFFICIAL jobless rate is now 3.38%, the lowest in nearly 50 years. But all is not well. More than 1.3 million Australians still can’t get enough work to live on, and 474,000 of these can’t find any jobs at all. Job vacancies in May (latest data) were at an all-time high of 480,100 and real wages are still declining.

But help may be on the way in the form of next month’s Jobs and Skills Summit in Canberra.

Jobs summit offers chance to reverse disastrous Coalition decisions

Opinion: Republicans, look across the pond and take note. Now’s the time to dump Trump – CNN

Opinion: What finally sunk Boris Johnson

The Murdochracy is what failed it was the gristle the grout that failed to keep the Conservatives in America, UK and Australia together

Republicans seem to have reached that conclusion before, only to reverse course. This time, however, they have an example directly in front of them, not only of how it can be done, but, crucially, that it can be done with finality. If, as Johnson said himself, “In politics, no one is remotely indispensable,” surely then that is as true of former presidents as it is sitting prime ministers.

Republicans, let’s learn from our British political brethren.

Source: Opinion: Republicans, look across the pond and take note. Now’s the time to dump Trump – CNN

The Oil Industry Is Dying Right Now. Don’t Resuscitate It.

The massive oil price crash we’ve seen this week is an opportunity for governments to do what we have long needed to do: keep the remaining fossil fuels in the ground and invest in a Green New Deal to save the planet and stimulate the economy.

via The Oil Industry Is Dying Right Now. Don’t Resuscitate It.

You won’t believe how far into this ‘millennial homeowner’ piece it takes for us to mention their inheritance! – The Beaverton

Canada’s housing market is booming, and so are articles about people born between 1981 and 1996 who have somehow managed to afford homes! Meet Myrna, an industrious young woman who recently paid cash for a 3 bedroom home in Toronto’s up-and-coming Junction District! We guarantee you’ll be amazed, not just by how Myrna managed to make her home-owning dreams a reality, but by how many paragraphs we get into this piece before we finally mention the actual way she could afford it!

While many millennials claim it’s financially impossible to afford a mortgage in any of Canada’s major housing markets, let alone pay off the entire thing (yikes!), Myrna Banting is living proof that IT IS entirely possible (with one pretty big asterisk that you’ll read later after we fill some column space sanctimoniously pretending it was easy).

Unlike most young people her age, Myrna doesn’t purchase the latest iPhone or eat out at trendy restaurants. This 29-year-old prefers to save her money by shopping at thrift stores, packing her own lunch, and driving to work in a used car she acquired for free from a source that also will not surprise you!

via You won’t believe how far into this ‘millennial homeowner’ piece it takes for us to mention their inheritance! – The Beaverton

Gina Rinehart bids for Australia’s largest cattle station company, S. Kidman & Co

Australia’s richest woman has reached an agreement to purchase one of the country’s largest cattle stations for $365 million just months after federal treasurer Scott Morrison knocked back Chinese buyers on “national interest” grounds.

Source: Gina Rinehart bids for Australia’s largest cattle station company, S. Kidman & Co