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  2. J1M1

    Cricket news

    Goodbye............. https://cricket.co.za/news/34572/Du-Plessis-steps-down-from-Proteas-captaincy-in-all-formats
  3. Docker

    Cricket news

    It is a shame to see Steyn going around as a shadow of his former self. He is still better than most but nothing like the bloke who could pitch leg and hit the top of off at 150kms
  4. J1M1

    Cricket news

    100% Neither bowlers or coach seem to be able to use their brains and create any surprise via a variety of balls. It's just same old, same old........... and definitely no yorkers allowed. Protea bowling skill-sets are at a premium right now Steyn should disappear into the retirement village he came from.
  5. taipan

    Cricket news

    Our bowling is looking particularly weak.
  6. Docker

    Cricket news

    I am liking SA in this series. SA have been competitive with the white ball champions and Australia never do these made for TV series all that well and a lot of the Australian players have had little cricket for a month. I have had a futures bet ($50 @ $24) on the SA women for the T20 WC. Australia have a been a bit wobbly lately and more than half the SA team play in the WBBL and have done well so is a good value smokey
  7. J1M1

    Cricket news

    Goodbye England, hello Australia..............more hard lessons coming!!
  8. Last week
  9. Docker

    Cricket news

    I should clarify that there is no mention of a pre nup so there may well be one. The wife is getting the Vaucluse mansion worth $AUD12 million as part of the settlement so if there was a pre nup it appears very generous. Speaking of tinny cricketers Steve Smith has made a small fortune investing in a mattress manufacturer. His 20% stake is now worth $12 million apparently (not sure who is doing the valuations).
  10. taipan

    Cricket news

    The wife must have put some in the pot as well. The lack of a pre nup is surprising
  11. Docker

    Cricket news

    Michael Clarke and his wife have separated which is not remarkable and disappointing for them as couple. What is interesting is that they are chopping up $AUD40 million (R400 million). Clarke was well paid for a long time but I am surprised that it got to that much even allowing for surging Sydney property prices. The other surprising thing is the apparent absence of a binding financial agreement (pre nup) which someone like Clarke with this high profile relationships (see Lara Bingle) should be contemplating
  12. Earlier
  13. J1M1

    England tour to SA

    No love lost on the sub-continent............
  14. Docker

    England tour to SA

    The after game greetings seems to have caught the attention of the ICC
  15. J1M1

    FUNNIES

    Still hilarious!!
  16. Could not resist...................one fantastic movie!!
  17. J1M1

    England tour to SA

    The pink ODI was a yawn!! the U19 final -Bangles v India was a far better game excitement wise. I just love it when the "favorites" get their noses bloodied..........and entrance was free!! https://supersport.com/cricket/icc-under-19-world-cup-2020/news/200209_Bangladesh_stun_India_to_win_U19_World_Cup_for_the_first_time
  18. Good to hear Mata. Funny thing Hawk was actually considering moving here at some point.
  19. We are looking at a family trip hopefully next year ...
  20. J1M1

    Libtards

    From a stock broker - Some people believe that worldwide equality of income and wealth is a desirable goal. I do not. What incentive would there be to get out bed in the morning and strive to be better, if we lived in a society where everyone was paid the same, and where it was illegal to save for one's retirement and family's future? So, I am definitively in favour of both wealth and income inequality. I don't mind that some people are richer than me. Well done to them! If you read left-leaning journals and blogs online, you would think that wealth inequality was a very bad thing, and that the state should tax it out of existence. The idea that governments are corrupt and inefficient, and run by narcissist goons is never contemplated. Somehow, their theory is that democracy would be stronger if everyone was the same. They don't seem to worry about individual liberty. Didn't these people read Animal Farm by George Orwell when they were at school? Have they not heard how bad it was to live in the Soviet Union between 1917 and 1990? Two leading lights in this "wealth is evil" brigade are academics Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, who wrote a book called The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay. They moan that the very top earners, like CEOs of major corporates, and the 1% of most wealthy persons in the world seem to have a lower effective tax rate than lower middle-class persons. Of course, that is not true. When you adjust for the fact that lower middle-class taxpayers are net beneficiaries of state spending, whereas rich people almost always pay their own way (private schools, security, healthcare), the picture looks very different. Also, tax rates are only one part of the equation. A small group of rich people and high earners contribute the overwhelming majority of money actually collected in absolute terms (Dollars or Rands) to the fiscus. Smart people striving to be wealthy is the engine of the capitalist economy. Aggressive wealth taxes of the sort advocated by lefty academics like Saez and Zucman would have a disastrous impact on society. Keep in mind too that politicians who want to grab rich people's savings, like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Jeremy Corbyn, Ace Magashule or Julius Malema, really just want more power and influence for themselves. They dress their ideas up as being solely in the interests of the poor, but when they lie in their beds at night they dream of being the ones who get to decide how to spend all that money.
  21. quality is timeless........
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