ZeroHedge crude oil prices and GDP expectations:
So far, though, consumers in developed countries aren’t behaving as they should: spending the windfall from cheaper energy.
ZeroHedge suggests consumers are paying off debts. But maybe it’s also that there’s less and less to spend savings on.
The total and utter destruction of Sydney’s nightlife is almost complete.
A succession of incompetent governments has systematically dismantled the entire night time economy through a constant barrage of rules, regulation and social tinkering…
With the war on dancing, drinking, music, parties, barbecues, fitness and lawn bowls in full flight (all I would have said to be very “Aussie” activities), the war on kebabs was the obvious next target. Egged on by the NSW Libs, and despite operating until 4am on weekends for over a decade with no problem, the City of Sydney is now banning the sale of kebabs after midnight. Yes, there is now a lockout law for kebab eating…
There is a word for this form of government that is rapidly ramping up in New South Wales and it’s called Totalitarianism. “A political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through an all-encompassing propaganda campaign, which is disseminated through the state-controlled mass media, a single party that is often marked by political repression, personality cultism, control over the economy, regulation and restriction of speech, mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror” according to Wikipedia…
…one would think that with the world potentially on the verge of another Great Depression that the NSW Liberal Government would be desperate to do anything it could to boost the economy…
And that’s all without a single mention of Australia’s draconian smoking bans.
Add in this story Rose turned up:
Britain’s most senior doctor has urged women to “do as I do” and think about the risks of breast cancer before deciding whether to have a glass of wine.
Dame Sally also urged people who’d decided to skip the glass of wine and instead drive home, perhaps stopping to shop on the way, to think about the risks of dying a sudden and very bloody death in a blazing 30-car motorway pile-up on their fateful last journey to Tesco to buy milk, eggs, and sausages.
And it’s happening everywhere. People are being told that they either can’t, or that they shouldn’t, spend money on stuff they want.
Anyone would think that they’re actually trying to engineer another Great Depression. But why would they want to do that? Maybe it’s got something to do with preventing the global warming (that isn’t actually happening). Back in 2007 George Monbiot wanted a recession.