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About J1M1

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    Guitar Man
  • Birthday 03/04/1951

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    Sport, music, life in general, trout fishing (when there's time), rock concerts, SA and all it's contradictions, investigative journalism, writing, truth.

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  1. J1M1

    Cricket news

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

    Goodbye England, hello Australia..............more hard lessons coming!!
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    England tour to SA

    No love lost on the sub-continent............
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    Still hilarious!!
  6. Could not resist...................one fantastic movie!!
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    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
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    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.
  9. quality is timeless........
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    England tour to SA

    Nice to win for a change....pity Stokes wasn't playing..........:)
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    If you want to scare US citizens a virus is the way to go!! Why am i suspicious about this whole thing? https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
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    England tour to SA

    Proteas could be in for a very big hiding tomorrow............
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    6 Nations 2020

    Home territory.....Monnas are a very BIG rugby school these days
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