Old joke: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one. But the light bulb has to want to change. You can help a half-dozen people who want to become better at something in the same amount of time it takes to realise you cannot help that one person who doesn’t [...]
My writing tends to polarise people; some love me, and others don’t just as much. If someone writes something you disagree with, don’t get upset. I sometimes receive comments on my blog or direct e-mails written as if the sender punched the keys in anger. Here’s a tip: respect that others can legitimately have a [...]
The budget deficit for this financial year: $19.4 billion The budget deficit for the coming financial year: $18 billion Swan’s accumulated deficits to date: $191.7 billion Costello’s accumulated surpluses: $97.4 billion The dashed lines are the 1996 – 2017 averages for Receipts and Payments. Here is a comparison of the budget balance as reported in [...]
MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views.Psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen of Denmark’s Aarhus University, and Daniel Sznycer of the University of California
Bigger biceps mean you’re more right wing Study of men in three countries MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views. And stronger men are more likely to protect their resources while weaker males favour more socialist views such as [...]
We stand by the predictions, the entries in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. We stand by the figures and we’re on track to deliver a budget surplus.Julia Gillard (only 6 months ago)
Source: Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun Samuel J sums up the problem: Since its first budget in 2008-09, the government has: – taken policy decisions to increase expenditure by $142.1 billion – taken policy decisions to increase revenue by $75.1 billion – mis-forecast (over estimated) revenue by $133.4 billion This, in a growing economy and with [...]
Hopefully, this will be a parting message to Wayne Swan and that he never has influence over Australia’s economy EVER again. Oliver Cromwell’s Speech on the Dissolution of the Long Parliament Given to the House of Commons 20th April 1653 It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this [...]
Spanish tennis ace David Ferrer is currently playing in the Madrid Open, a tournament sponsored by Samsung. Ferrer tweeted about how he was loving his new Samsung Galaxy S4. Just another tweet-for-cash, right? Not quite. Ferrer tweeted from his iPhone. Davide Ferrer’s tweet translated reads: ”I’m so happy with my new #GalaxyS4, setting up S [...]
What’s Your Default Position? On my blog last week I wrote about responding in the moment to events that challenge and frustrate you (It’s not what happens to you but how you respond). Taking the next step; what’s your default position when faced with an opportunity? Do you need to have a guarantee to feel [...]
Who’s to blame for poor customer service? Checking in at Qantas domestic, Brisbane airport, the ticketing officer was courteous, helpful, and informative. It wasn’t just because it was her job, you sensed she loved her work and loved serving the public. I thanked her for being so helpful and nice. “Very few people say that, [...]
The First Class Emirates Lounge at the Melbourne International Airport is a luxurious establishment replete with a concierge who reminds me of a butler in the movies. Short, portly, balding, with an English accent, he charms you into believing you are royalty but retains that air of strength that informs you neither he nor his [...]
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