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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:07 pm Reply with quote
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F... translates to the in out word.

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There was a story on the radio yesterday about taxation.

How much do we pay.

Not just income tax but all the other taxes and charges like sales taxes and rates. Land tax and company tax. All of it.

They worked it back a different way and considered things like GDP and turnover and how much money was floating around in the economy.

All stuff above my pay grade but at the end of it all they came up with a figure.

THE GOVERNMENT gets 42 cents in every dollar.

Put it another way if you consider the next 12 months of your life and all the work you will do it will not be till some time towards the end of May that any of it will be for your own benefit.

That is just plain wrong Crying or Very sad

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This Brexit drama our friends are having in the UK doesn't really bother me but it does illustrate how useless our political leaders have become.

Their lot appears to be just as dumb as all the rest.

It reminds me of a huge brawl at a football game where all the players become intent on beating up their opposite numbers while the ball lays untouched in the middle of the field.

Anyway here is something a UK friend sent me.

Brexit and the Medical Profession.


Physicians were unable to reach a consensus on whether the UK should Brexit.

The Allergists were in favour of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised
not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the
Neurologists thought May had a lot of nerve.

Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was labouring under a
misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.

Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Paediatricians said, "Oh,
grow up!”

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists
could see right through it.

Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists
claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.

The Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would, "Put a whole new face on
the matter."

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed
off at the whole idea.

Anaesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas and those lofty
Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out; leaving the entire decision up to the
arseholes in Parliament!

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Here is one you won't see being promoted by the tree huggers.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/20/tesla-car-battery-production-releases-as-much-co2-as-8-years-of-gasoline-driving/?fbclid=IwAR39Jjm5azOe-K5XoJK3v8wZXP83kVJz3YNq8MncQWeFB2IbCqHNBBJzGB0

Turns out there is a huge carbon footprint from making batteries for electric cars.

Then there is the car itself that has about twice the copper in it than a regular car.

Then you have to recycle all those batteries at the end.

And don't forget charging them. All that power has to come from somewhere and you won't get it all in the time you require from solar panels.

On the bright side I suppose all this will make someone rich.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:22 pm Reply with quote
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Steve -

I do believe that this factory has CO2 recapture technology.

The power used for the car chargers comes from Battery station technology that is in turn charged by giant solar arrays.

Only thing I am unsure is if they are using recycled Copper or virgin copper.


I am sure they thought of everything.

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This morning we learnt that over the past 12 months our power system was not as reliable as it should be and emergency measures had to be resorted to the keep the lights on.

The cost of these measures was 52 million.

This cost was born by electricity retailers who in turn pass it on to us.

The cause was our headlong rush to green energy, wind and solar, which are not as reliable as the older coal generation that we have been so keen to shut down.

When the wind doesn't blow or there is a dull cloudy day these things don't work and emergency measures are called upon.

They either pay a high energy user to shut something down for a bit or they turn on emergency generators.

These emergency generators are diesel plants ironically owned by the same company who shut down the old coal plant.

Pity about the environment but someone's profits are up.

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One of the big jokes around here at the moment is the Senate Voting System.

It is a preferential voting system so complex that very few regular people understand it.

The current explanation is this one -

https://www.aec.gov.au/voting/how_to_vote/voting_senate.htm

That's fine in theory but what happens when you get a ballot paper like this one -

https://www.google.com/search?q=senate+ballot+paper+2019&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=firefox-b-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiBr4fDzvHhAhUBWysKHRu9BQAQsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1362&bih=777#imgrc=-arfd74Jk9YKAM:

For the record they will limit them to 1 meter long after which they reduce the size of the print and hand out magnifiers.

Most people have no idea who half the candidates are so instead of assigning their own preferences they vote a party ticket.
By doing that you are basically giving your vote to that party to assign as they wish. This is called the "donkey vote"

That is where the preference whisperers come in. People who know how all this works who will ( for a suitable fee ) trade and exchange preferences between all the minor parties to get the person who paid them up.

Thus we end up with ridiculous situations where the person who wins at the end only got a hand full of primary votes. In other words know body wanted him yet he still won. Crying or Very sad

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There has been a bit of talk lately about drunks at the Football.

All sorts of reasons given and somebody said we need a limit on how much beer you can take in.

It appears this has already been considered at the MCG and a limit set.

So what is the limit ?

Believe it or not it is 24 cans per person.

Around here that is called a "slab"
They come in cans or small bottles called stubbies but you are not permitted glass at the footy. Broken glass is dangerous.

It will cost you about $60 and works out about 8 Liters.

That should last them through a game of footy.

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Here is a story that really annoyed me.

In 2008 a young Indian man called Puneet Puneet hit and killed a Queensland student.

He was charged with a number of offenses and let out on bail but subsequently used a friends passport to do a midnight flit back to India.

Naturally the authorities are keen to get him back to face the music but he has used every trick in the book to avoid facing justice.

Today we read a story in the paper claiming that Puneet Puneet is the real victim in all this.

His life is ruined.
His family is ruined and his father is broke from the expense of all this.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7082685/Father-hit-run-driver-fled-India-killing-teenager-says-SON-victim.html

What a load of utter crap.

This whole mess is Puneet Puneet's fault, first for hitting and killing someone and second for not manning up and facing the music.

HE DESERVES EVERYTHING HE GETS and his family as well for helping him avoid justice.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:06 pm Reply with quote
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For all those worried about the environment and those nasty emissions from cars the answer is to hand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUKolh8Q9hA

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Here is a bit of a reality check.

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Here is an interesting turn of events.
Two men have been accused of bashing a policeman after being booted of a train for bad behavior.

You can read the details if you want but the guts of it is that they picked on a very senior man who is very well liked and are now having a problem with the "heat" they have brought down on themselves.

I must confess I have no sympathy for them at all and hope the live to regret their actions for a very long time to come.
Hope they tell all their mates what happened as well.

https://www.9news.com.au/world/isaiah-stephens-accused-cop-attacker-says-he-has-received-death-threats/27f51086-d4e0-404f-95ec-336b6611725c

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The once great Victorian Railways is now but a shadow of what once was as are most other railways.

But there are a few bits left and it would be nice to preserve them.

This makes for interesting reading.

https://balancearchitecture.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/steamrail-and-the-heritage-listed-newport-railway-workshops-and-museum-under-threat/?fbclid=IwAR0BXSNv33V27Wcnm2LPoziwKr73z96aHCSWkqpy8ihIRV7EYDbZC0Jqnhc

The annoying part is that while these grand buildings are under threat the Government wants to preserve a FREEWAY.

https://7news.com.au/news/traffic/eastern-freeway-in-melbourne-could-become-heritage-listed-c-410408

Words fail me.

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There is a lot of fuss this morning about a court decision.

The young man mentioned was the first person charged under Victoria's new laws relating to persons attacking emergency service workers.

After a 4 day bender on everything he could lay his hands on he attacked the ambulance officers summoned to help him.

It was supposed to be a MANDITORY 6 months jail sentence.

Yet somehow the accused walked free. Those he attacked are still off work and recovering.

Makes you wonder who the judges are working for.

https://www.standard.net.au/story/6354314/no-jail-for-vic-reveller-after-ambo-attack/?cs=7

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Despite strong comments by the ACCC Melbourne airport is still ripping off people who park there. They claim to have lowered their prices but still managed to make 150 million out of parking last year. Wonder why they are not keen on a train to the airport.

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