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Blah-Blah Bar / The Global Economy
It's interesting how the mass media focusses on Growth and Interest rates.

I appreciate these are very important measures for some, and if you are retired you want high rates with low inflation, but the reality is growth and interest rates are only the primary focus of one version of global economics, and it's a pretty old version controlled by banks and old money. Some might claim it's a fairly myopic approach, because in reality it only measures one very narrow aspect of wealth.

While much of the world trembles and baulks at the idea of a recession, there are large regions that will sail on through "the terrors" simply because progressive leaders have already moved away from the growth model, and it seems they are killing it in terms of outperforming the rest. You don't even have to be a country to make this move, some individual states and regions have changed how they measure progress from growth, GDP and the like towards efficiency measures and they are reaping the benefit.

As I understand the problem is that the growth model is driven by greed, more sales, more widgets, more resources, more consumption means fatter wallets ............... for some. But it doesn't mean it is really more profitable, just the same percentages of a bigger number, full of all the same percentages of wasted resources as well!

The efficiency model changes from gearing wealth to the growing size of the pie, and starts making the slices go further by eliminating waste and improving efficiency. It's is a movement strongly opposed by the old world money.

The modern efficiency model is a bit like the Christian parable of "The Loaves and The Fishes."

Anyway, if the shizen is to hit the fan, I thought a venting thread might be quite useful for some! ;D
The Sports Desk / Ajla Tomljanović vs America
Well, if you have ever seen a one sided supporter base, crowd, commentators, et al., it was the Ajla Tomljanović game versus Serena.

Time stops for nobody, great career from Serena.

Great win by Ajla Tomljanovic, giant slayer.
The Sports Desk / Tour de France & TDF Femmes
Flicking channels I watched a bit of the TDF Femmes last night, it sort of exposes the elephant in the room when you discuss equal rights and prize money, etc., etc.. As much as I love to support the girls sport, the event and atmosphere was pretty ordinary compared to the men.

It's a bit sad, but I have to wonder if it wasn't law I wonder if it would even be broadcast, and I know it's just not fair, but that fact won't change what it is!

There on the avenue and almost nobody is watching!

It was like watching the stragglers at the Olympic Marathon after the party and crowd has already moved on with the winners. I have no idea how the organisers can fix that, why do they even need a separate event, can't the whole lot head off together each day on the main event?
Blah-Blah Bar / Food
I read an article at the weekend that talked about modified version of lasagne, not something I'd really thought about outside of the regular type, maybe eggplant or spinach versions. But this was more about even more alternative type fillings such as lasagnes using meat bases like Goulash, Chilli Con Carne, Stroganov, etc., etc., even some fish based versions. There was even a vegetarian lasagne with a gnocchi type filling.

Products of lockdowns perhaps?
Robert Heatley Stand / Jim Park Voting AFL Rd 3 Carlton vs Hawthorn
Quote from: crashlander
Voting is as usual: you have 15 votes to award pretty much as you will, with the following provisos:
[1] 15 votes in total, no more, no less.
[2] No more than 10 votes for any one player (even Sam Walsh or Patrick Cripps)
[3] Three players at least must get a mention.
[4] A grade for the game, A+ (what I want to see) to F-.
Forgive me for taking the @crashlander thunder, but I thought it was time to get the votes rolling.

I hope crash is all good! :)
Blah-Blah Bar / Season 2022
Dad's Army the Handbaggers have turned CheatsFC from the AFL Media's flag boosting favourites into Fubar in just a 1/2 of football!

CheatsFC have gone from Cherry Ripe to Rotten to the Core in the blink of an eye! ;D

I'm half tempted to turn it on just to watch a puddle of dreams developing right before my eyes!
The Sports Desk / Shane Warne - RIP
Speechless, he was 52!

Suspected heart attack while in Thailand!

Condolences to family and friends.
The Sports Desk / Wimbeldon 2021
So nice to see Tomljanovic call out the cheating injuries, if only a few more players would do this!

Ajla Tomljanovic took exception to Jelena Ostapenko taking a suspicious medical timeout, venting to the umpire. "'You know she's lying"

The crowd knows it, the viewers know it, the fans know it, the players know it, the officials know it, the commentators know it, and nobody does a damn thing about this abhorrent tennis player behaviour!

What the feck is wrong with Euro sport, did anyone see that dive the player took at the soccer last week, he hit the deck like he'd broken a leg, was glancing around to see if anybody noticed and then when they didn't react he got up and sprinted away! What a piece of crap player and crap human he must be!
Ladies Lounge / AFLW 2022
Have we heard anything official yet about dates for the next AFLW season?

I've heard some scuttlebutt it may be delayed to the 2nd half of 2022, that could play in our favour with a player like Mimi Hill.
The Sports Desk / Venus hands out media smackdown
When asked how she deals with media scrutiny, in light of the Naomi Osaka withdrawing form the French Open, this is how Venus Williams responded;

“For me personally how I deal with it was that I know every single person asking me a question can’t play as well as I can and never will,” she said.

“So no matter what you say or what you write, you’ll never light a candle to me.

“That’s how I deal with it. But each person deals with it differently.”

I hope our club and and all AFL players take note when being hounded by AFL Media like Flubbo, Caro, Barrett, Stevens, Nhial and / or various Social Media vloggers / bloggers!
Blah-Blah Bar / Did China sink an Indonesia Sub?
Well, I've heard some rumors, but this one seems to be right up there in QAnon class.

The claim is that Indonesian sub was sank by China to draw regional surveillance craft away from regular duties.

Apparently China wants to move some of it's own subs into close proximity to eavesdrop on us or some neighbours, and have done so by drawing craft capable of detecting them away as part of the search. Surely not!