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Congratulations to Lend Lease and Crown for getting pretty much everything they want (again) from the state government for James Packer's Barangaroo casino. Congratulations in particular for keeping a straight face while claiming that any reduction in the massive open-plan gaming floor "would put the entire project at risk". Oh please. And hats off to the spinners, who somehow seem to avoid any images that may indicate just how dominant the casino will be on the Sydney skyline Barangaroo: House wins, again, as casino games government
Parrot testimony. And a cat from Hamilton, New Zealand steals underwear. And the polity that is Selma markets in everything horse underwear. And “Simply getting hold of so many stage-ready sheep was an exceptionally difficult bit of opera casting…”
Camus in America. He was attracted by the hospitality but repelled by the superficiality. “The secret to conversation here is to talk in order to say nothing” ... Just say nothing
But the site, near the corner of Alison Road and Doncaster Avenue, could be at risk. Transport for NSW has acknowledged the significance of the find but has not said if it would comply with the request to stop work on a transport project with tight time frames...
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Man Rents VHS Tape. Doesn’t Return It. Ends Up in Handcuffs. New York Times
The players line up their pawns in front of the shops without knowing which shop will have a delivery. Tension mounts as the product delivery cards are uncovered and it turns out that there will be enough product cards only for the lucky few standing closest to the door of a store. Since everyone wants to be first, the queue starts to push up against the door. To get ahead, the people in the queue use a range of queuing cards, such as “Mother carrying small child”, “This is not your place, sir”, or “Under-the-counter goods”. But they have to watch out for “Closed for stocktaking”, “Delivery error”, and for the black pawns – the speculators – standing in the queue. Only those players who make the best use of the queuing cards in their hand will come home with full shopping bags.…In this realistic game you really have to be savvy to get the goods.
Ethanol producer Manildra paid just $6.5 million company tax on $1.2 billion mandated sales