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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:02 pm Reply with quote
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This thread is reserved for complaints and gripes.

Who is giving us a hard time.
Who is treating us like simpletons.
Who is being amazingly dumb or naive.
Who is sticking it to us or attempting to.

I suspect politicians will be well represented here.

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Clive Palmer gets first mention here.

He is sending out those annoying unsolicited messages to our mobile phones.
You know the ones.
They usually arrive at the most inconvenient time and are nothing but rubbish or advertising material.

We do have a "do not call" register but politicians are exempt.

So what is he saying -

He is promising that if he gets elected at the next election he will ban unsolicited messages to our mobile phones.

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I'd bitch about certain watch companies but they have spies EVERYwhere. I don't feel like getting hung by the short hairs at this stage of my life. Twisted Evil

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Neilywatch wrote:
I'd bitch about certain watch companies but they have spies EVERYwhere. I don't feel like getting hung by the short hairs at this stage of my life. Twisted Evil


Neil, as far as quality and repairing?

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Jon wrote:
Neilywatch wrote:
I'd bitch about certain watch companies but they have spies EVERYwhere. I don't feel like getting hung by the short hairs at this stage of my life. Twisted Evil


Neil, as far as quality and repairing?


To Begin with~~~~ Twisted Evil

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This is about spelling.

More a problem here than in the US I suspect as you have made a few sensible adjustments in this area.

Around here they are more traditional.

Enjoy



The classic one is this one:

I take it you already know

Of tough and bough and cough and dough?

Others may stumble, but not you,

On hiccough, thorough, lough and through?

Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,

To learn of less familiar traps?

Beware of heard, a dreadful word

That looks like beard and sounds like bird,

And dead: it's said like bed, not bead

For goodness sake don't call it deed!

Watch out for meat and great and threat

(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt).

A moth is not a moth in mother,

Nor both in bother, broth in brother,

And here is not a match for there

Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,

And then there's dose and rose and lose,

Just look them up, and goose and choose,

And cork and work and card and ward,



And font and front and word and sword,

And do and go and thwart and cart

Come, come, I've hardly made a start!

A dreadful language? Man alive,

I'd mastered it when I was five!

Well almost ...............................

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The Government has just announced a grant of funds to the Australian Maritime Museum so they can sail the Endeavour replica around Australia to celebrate 250 years since Cook did his trip. The trip would last a year.

https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/vessels/hmb-endeavour.

This should be a good thing as the feat was a pretty good bit of sailing in a fairly small ship and many people have no idea what was actually accomplished.

Alas the Loony Left are already again it and they are stiring the pot with talk about invasion and all that crap.

No wonder we don't like politicians. They can't even agree on the time of day.

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Australian Politicians wonder why people's opinion of them has sunk so low.

Check this out -

Sixty elected members of the federal government have now reported they have made the decision not to run in the upcoming next election!

It's a very high number compared to previous elections.

Some of them tell us that it's for family reasons, others for their desire to serve their fellow citizens in other fields and many other great stories to make us cry for them.

Besides all the tear jerking that politicians have been giving about retiring here is something else to consider.

Coming at the end of 2015 a change in the pension for MP's ensures that the age of full retirement for an MP having served at least 6 years, will no longer be 55 years but 65 years.

Thus any MP not yet 65 and who wants to benefit from the present pension scheme need only not run in the next election and thus will draw for 10 years longer a government pension of over $100,000/year.

For an elected MP approaching 55 and who is not running, that means about $1 million that he/she would not receive should he/she run and win again.

One should also add the severance premium (between $80,000 and $125,000) upon his/her departure.

We understand better now all these sudden "family emergencies", and appreciate the newfound desire to advance his/her career in a government job or a committee of some sort and have two or three salaries (and possibly two or three pensions).

Not bad as a justification to not run eh?,

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According to a story today Clive Palmer has spent over 10 million on TV advertising and the election hasn't even been called yet.
Add to that the texts being sent out and some other stuff he is doing and this guy is spending some serious money.

I just wonder where he is getting it from ??????????

At least I will know who to put last.

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Australian Political Parties Explained.

If you are not sure who is who this will set you straight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0jExa7ZonU

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The Oil Crisis Explained

A lot of folks can't understand how we came
to have an oil shortage here in Australia.
Well, there's a very simple answer.
Nobody bothered to check the oil and
we just didn't know we were getting low.
The reason for that is purely geographical.
Our oil is located in Bass Strait,
East Queensland Shale Fields,
Canning Basin, Perth Basin and the
North-West Continental Shelf..

Our DIPSTICKS are located in Canberra!
Any questions?
No? I didn't think so.

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Today's gripe is about a bunch of Green Tree Huggers.

They have been protesting at the site of a timber harvester who has been trying to go about his lawfull business.

Protesting is fine but these idiots have been building tree houses overnight and anchoring them to his equipment such that if he tries to move it the tree house with its occupant will fall down.

They also wear masks because they haven't got the nads to own their own actions.

Comes this weekend and there are a bunch of fires and the Government requests the equipment of the timber guy to help fight the fires.

He agrees but he can't move it for 10 hours because the dick head protesters will not come down.

That would have to be one of the dumbest protests out.
Let the forest burn so we can protest about saving the forest.

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While walking down the street one day a Member of Parliament is
tragically hit by a truck and dies.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem.
We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'

'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.

'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is
have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose
where to spend eternity.'

'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the MP.

'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he went down,
down, down to hell.
The doors open and he found himself in the middle of a green golf course.
In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and dressed in evening dress. They run to greet
him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while
getting rich at the expense of the people.
They played a friendly game of golf and then dined on lobster, caviar and
champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes.
They are having such a good time that before he realizes it's time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and wave whilst the elevator
rises....

The elevator rises and the door opens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

'Now it's time to visit heaven.
24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from
cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and,
before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven.
Now choose your eternity.'

The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have
said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be
better off in hell.'

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down,down to
hell. When the doors open he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting
it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ' I
don't understand,' stammers the MP.
'2 days ago I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, danced and had a great time.
Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.

What happened?

The devil looks at him, smiles and says,

'2 days ago we were campaigning - Today you've voted’.

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A grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital.
She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?"

The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said,
"Norma Findlay, Room 302."

The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said,
"I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her Physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."

The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news."

The operator replied,
"You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"

The grandmother said,
"No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302.
The staff tell me F... ALL".

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Question

Hey Steve -

Something got lost in the translation in the punch line.

What does it mean when you all say "F... All?"

I do have an idea - but dont want to take a chance here... Confused

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