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As per title,

Would there be interest?

I'd also invite everyone to address individual silly comments and post it here, where redact-a-bot is dysfunctional, rusted and rotted.

Topic on PRC China invading ROC China and bombing Aus on the way was what makes me be sure that someone is slipping acid in old Davo's tea.

May I suggest a name

👉"Fear and Loathing in MB-land" 👈

Given that D, L and S have been the main reason we are all here gathered at this holly place, a proper omage and tribute on a daily basis (or perhaps weekly) is due respect.

Hi Dave 👋

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Hey Djenka

 

i think it would be fun reading, but the only way to really find out if there is an audience for it is to write a few pieces and see what the community thinks. 

I think that daily sounds too much like hard work. Maybe weekly? Or just “occasional”, with an ambition of one piece every 5-10 days?

last think you’d want is to end up like those blokes yourself - publishing mostly garbage day in day out because they MUST publish 10 pieces a day. Rather than just writing something when you have something to say. 

anyway ezfka is a blank canvas. Or, as they say in Canadia - canvas blanc. So have a go.

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@peachy  for lols...and I'm backing wilbs

 

  • The Traveling WilburJune 1, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    AGAIN?

    Sounds like there’s a ‘game on’ to be had here… what say you: Iron ore volumes shipped out of Australia to today (01/01/2021 – 01/06/2021) are less than for the same period in 2023 and I get a free sub – more, and I’ll buy TWO subs… and give one to skippy!

    Challenge accepted?

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@peachy ouch! Boom! I did always feel like MB had too much clickbait versus quality... Feels like it's designed to get you to generate programmatic ad revenue by clicking on the 15+ articles each day. No economics blog should have more than say 5-8 posts per day, there truly isn't enough to write about to warrant more.

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@the90kwbeast

 

yes, even 5-8 is rather generous. Especially when you remember that is meant to be a “macro” site. 

macro things just don’t change day to day.  

I’ve got no idea how the ad revenue stuff works, but if you’re right and it’s getting the [15 clicks per day x 100 subscribers] that is the trick - slaving away to churn out 15 items of clickbaut garbage daily sounds like a bloody miserable existence. 

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@peachy I just had another look the batting average is more like 22+ posts per day, it is totally overkill and is clearly designed to scattergun content out and cover as much as possible every day. 

I guess the idea goes that the more content you create, the more there is for users to click on and read, the longer they stay, the more ad revenue generated.

But that leads to quantity over quality as we're seeing... It's actually gotten really ad laden now and adding the subscription model on top isnt great. 

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@peachy

slaving away to churn out 15 items of clickbaut garbage daily sounds like a bloody miserable existence. 

 

It's all good, they just copy paste most of it, either from themselves or others anyway. Their renewable/fossil energy numbers haven't even been updated to reflect covid/china decoupling and they are still harping on about how much cheaper it is "going" to be based on those projections. No consideration of a lower dollar, or lack of availability from china, or of any of the other topics that they also talk about.
I'd think the had created a dodgy AI to churn out the copy paste on some sort of schedule except for the fact that the entire infrastructure of their site is so awful...

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Given the increasing tumbleweeds blowing through the comments section over there I think that some of the more out there statements may be an attempt to attract a readership,

but then I get banhammered for suggesting they may not be the sharpest of thoughts and I realise there really is a few roos loose in the top paddock over there.

 

How long till TTW gets the banhammer?

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He's now slogging it out in the comments trenches with the riff raff. And then insults his potential customers.

Sound business plan, no wonder they are doing so well over there...

 

Duke_WellingtonMEMBERJune 2, 2021 at 11:31 am

Anyone else remember a hysterical MB, and the minions in comments, claiming Labor would win the next election due to a 2 week media blitz on unsubstantiated rape claims?
This after running a non stop editorial about the decline of journalism at the ABC, day after day.
I do.

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Posted by: @peachy

macro things just don’t change day to day

Excellent observation. The name became ironical and an oxy moron

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Just for shits and giggle, the following quote from the welcome email to MB new subscribers.

That's because we're building a better,more informed Australia.

And that also requires your help.

With every post on our website, you'll be invited to comment.

That's right, we value your honesty, your feedback and your wisdom. Hence, this long-winded email.

Don't be shy about adding your two cents and calling it as you see it! You know that we won't be holding back!.

Yours faithfully, 

David Llewellyn-Smith 

Co-Founder, MacroBusiness

 

Bold his, red mine for emphasis. The hypocrisy and bullshit is great with this one...

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And  I got banned again in a day and didn't even begin to say anything particularly inflammatory.

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 Largely this was a failure of imagination because I never thought we’d be able to do QE without a collapsing currency. But then the pandemic came and it was all magicked away by the RBA, from Christopher Kent yesterday :

 

The wondrous Term Funding Facility simply gave banks free money to refinance expensive offshore debt.

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like talkin' to a wall

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@emusplatt

In all fairness it also refinanced 30Bish of local debt as well.

Whocoodanode...

anyone with half a brain i guess, so that counts out dls?

I also just created a new thread about this so oops...

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@emusplatt

in retrospect, it was inevitable. 

in prospect too, actually. 

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Why “Pig Iron Scott” should boycott iron ore to China
By David Llewellyn-Smith in Australian Politics, China American Cold War, Commodities, Iron ore price

at 12:10 am on June 15, 2021.

 

It's flucking hilarious phantasm worthy of a David Lynch directing a movie based on it, with prequel and sequel being instantly approved.

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@djenka

 

the prequel can be about how Saudi Arabia should stop exporting oil, and the sequel about how Japan and Germany stop exporting cars.

 

the second sequel is about how Hollywood stops exporting movies. But nobody ever gets to see it!

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@djenka.... clickbait redux #11765430921

what the fuck is gunna happen to ezfka when china retaliates with a maritime blockade?

we dont refine enough fuels fertilizers etc to feed ourselves

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@emusplatt

Why blockade. All they have to do is stop shipping stuff that originates in china to us and we are screwed.

During a blockade there is a good chance the US would intervene. I can't see them intervening in a refusal to supply.

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@bjw678

The reasoning about “what next” is pretty delusional:

The Australian dollar would crash straight to 40 cents if not lower.

But, you know what? We’d be OK. The very large initial hit to national income would quickly be offset by the halving currency.

We can stop our one remaining industry, stop exporting …and we’ll be OK because our dollar will fall and it’ll be jsut as before.

 

I don’t think he’s really absorbed the “because commodities” lesson. Really, I don’t. 

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@peachy

I also think he doesn't understand how importing things works, or how little is actually made here.

Actually "I think he doesn't understand" pretty much covers it.

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@bjw678 exactly..dls = uberdumb

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@peachy he's getting ratioed in the comments...deservedly ...and I know he's blithely ignored it all....as he has demonstrated repeatedly "a failure of imagination"*

*fancy way of saying clueless

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@bjw678 probably won't be a hard naval presence type blockade . I'm only using blockade for the want of a better word.

my doomsday tinfoil hat stuff is just a random few cruise missiles , 2 or 3 a month , toward tankers headed our way. guerilla terror tactics

that would see shipping firms wipe most business from australia and we run out of fuel.

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@bjw678

For no less than reasons you explained military intervention by China on Aus I any shape and form is a DLS pipe dream. He is either positioned to gain from hostilities with China or blames China for a major loss from the past and is now vindictive.

China is one step ahead from Westworld because Westworld assumes everyone else thinks neoliberalily. Military intervention by China on any country would change the paradigm and perception of China as the leader of progress, an image they are pushing hard to change to.

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My response is gone, it was referring to circular cognitively dissonant argument in the article. I'll have it reposted here (screen grub is on my other device)

 

 

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@djenka  

That's right,we value your honesty, your feedbackand your wisdom. Hence, this long-winded email.

Don't be shy about adding your two cents and calling it as you see it!

Quoted again for emphasis, the place is clearly falling apart and has fallen a long way from the ideals they started with.

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lowest point in Em Bee so far. A truly sad demise.

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2021/06/australian-dollar-falls-to-scott-morrisons-iq

 

the article went on the "paid subscribers list immediately after

check the link to my comment:

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2021/06/australian-dollar-falls-to-scott-morrisons-iq/ ?unapproved=4137050&moderation-hash=6ac19dd18cb060eaa39b4a0274b09f8f#comment-4137050

 

 

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@djenka

That article is snigger-worthy, but that’s about it. 

you’d think they’d be a bit self-conscious when writing about FX rates, considering how awfully wrong they have been on them in recent history… pretty shameless  

 

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@peachy

 

I actually think that he is peddling all the slander to incite response from both Scum Morronson and from someone Chinese.

Scott will not be bothering with someone with such a small influence sector (pretty much just those that paid for subscription for the second time and a handful of sycophants) and Chinks only target prophets targeting Chinese expats (none of which would even look at EmBee).

Remember the fake "pull down article" order, methink it was for QueWin Rudd slander

 

Truly a sad, a "paranoia and hysteria in EmBee-Land" (a new movie based on Gonzo Journalism by D, L and S)

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@djenka I think it's just showing the last gasps of MB. Even DLS can't be bothered researching anything anymore and is just churning out as much clickbait as he can with minimal effort.

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@bjw678

on the other hand, LVO has finally discovered the housing shortage!!!

 

First home buyers “locked out by decade of Sydney undersupply”

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2021/06/first-home-buyers-locked-out-by-decade-of-sydney-undersupply/

 

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?

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Cut the crap. Sydney’s ‘decade of housing shortages’ was caused by an oversupply of migrants, not an undersupply of housing

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@djenka

he protests too much, to save face presumably, after decades of denial. 

Importantly, he’s admitting that there were not enough houses for the people that needed to be housed. Whatever bullshit excuse or preface he feels he needs is quite irrelevant. 

The fact of the shortage is relevant. 

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Lord Vader is now in "safe space"

I am almost certain to know his alter ego, actually who's the Dr. Jakyll to this Mr. Hyde

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and... its a ban!

 

Davo Lewdo-Sloth and Bleat van Onslaught'em.... I know you come here incognito... tnx, each ban means I strike where the cognitive dissonance hurts.

Greetings to Gunnamatta / Ritualised Forms / C'est de la folie ... 

 

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@djenka how do you even begin to keep track of the alter egos and the sock puppets??!?!

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@peachy 

Alter egos I am talking about are of those original characters that are above the suspicion of wrong doing, you know, Lewd-o and Bleat-o but particularly of that narcissistic king of pleonasms.

Usual shills are abundant. They recruit themselves. I don't bother with mapping them.

It is not quite the science and I can still be wrong (heck, I was wrong once so chances are I can be wrong for one last time), I rely on my inherent ability to recognise irregularities in patterns from there to spot critical similarities in otherwise non-similar patterns.

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@djenka that was rather hard the interpret, but I think I got there in the end.

I have learned the word “pleonasm”, for which I’m grateful and which I put down as an achievement

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Fluck me, how this does not trip a severe cognitive dissonance disorder it is beyond me. Waxed teachers protect exactly 1 person. Themselves.

My ban seems to be permanent at EmBee...

 

Bangalow Pub last night – it’s good to go out and not worry about, I’ll avoid being indelicate, anti vaxxers

Glad to have kids at school and know teachers are vaxxed

At 80% things unwind even more – no masks at work amongst others

Glad to know all coworkers vaxxed

It’s pure risk calculus – will become a bigger consideration when Sydney-> regional travel is allowed in about 7 days.

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I thought at first Lewdo is ye olde thick but on the second thought he may be seriously ill, you know, like brain cancer or other illness that impairs cognitive capacity to a level of a pavian.

This is sad.

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I thought at first Lewdo is ye olde thick but on the second thought he may be seriously ill, you know, like brain cancer or other illness that impairs cognitive capacity to a level of a pavian.

This is sad.

Well, fuck me - he has well and truly lost his marbles. 

and become the kind of sell-out spiv that he so relished rhetorically railing against.  

Them spivs are long travel stocks and shit, arent they? That’d be why they want to jab anything that moves, so that the planes can start flying, etc. 

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@peachy 

 

Spiv, interesting word. new for me

Few yrs ago i came to me that all the articles are actually a confirmation bias bubble for members and those that are prone ot be sucked in, and plain ole US apologetics. Hence their shift on housing, 100% wrong predictions on PM's and now on waxing, covid etc. A spiv, LOL

 

 

 

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@gouda what does it say, exactly?

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