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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2175 on: August 12, 2023, 05:49:31 PM »
Why do fluckwits with limited driving/thinking skills insist on trying to reverse park in supermaket carparks ?   >:( >:(
They are probably the same drivers who do not use indicators on roundabouts.
There's no need to tell other motorist know what your doing, you know where your going.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2176 on: August 13, 2023, 03:03:47 PM »
Any reason thata fuel has gone through the roof... Theres no public holidays is there? I mean fuel cycle... silly me.

$2.34 for 91....

the Apco on other side of road still has 1.75 for 91- and about 50 cars queued up on the main road..


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Compared with the previous week, where prices were as low as $1.77/litre, the cost to fill-up a 50-litre tank on a Toyota Corolla has gone from $88.50 to $112.50.

For owners of the Holden Commodore – which remains one of the most popular vehicles registered in Australia – they will be handing over an additional $35 every time they fill up.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2177 on: August 13, 2023, 03:16:27 PM »
Any reason thata fuel has gone through the roof... Theres no public holidays is there? I mean fuel cycle... silly me.

$2.34 for 91....

the Apco on other side of road still has 1.75 for 91- and about 50 cars queued up on the main road..


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Compared with the previous week, where prices were as low as $1.77/litre, the cost to fill-up a 50-litre tank on a Toyota Corolla has gone from $88.50 to $112.50.

For owners of the Holden Commodore – which remains one of the most popular vehicles registered in Australia – they will be handing over an additional $35 every time they fill up.
Do you mean apart from the bullShit price cycle  ???   No, just the normal everyday price gouging  :'(
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2178 on: August 13, 2023, 03:17:34 PM »
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Do you mean apart from the bullShit price cycle  ???

you missed the sarcasm :'(

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  No, just the normal everyday price gouging  :'(
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2179 on: August 13, 2023, 06:08:47 PM »
Filled up this arvo after a club run. :(
The BP servo I filled up at this morning in Grafton was, $1.999lt, 229km trip.
This arvo, it was $2.199, 20 cents a litre, ???

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2180 on: August 25, 2023, 05:29:37 PM »
Yep, Related to my previous post.
So, the pump price of fuel fluctuates with the barrel price of crude oil, Hmm.
Yet engine oil only every goes up.
15-50 HPR Diesel, with my trade discount at Supercheap auto is $104.39 for 10lt.
5 years ago it was 60 odd bucks for 10lt.


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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2181 on: August 26, 2023, 08:07:07 PM »
Yep, Related to my previous post.
So, the pump price of fuel fluctuates with the barrel price of crude oil, Hmm.
Yet engine oil only every goes up.
15-50 HPR Diesel, with my trade discount at Supercheap auto is $104.39 for 10lt.
5 years ago it was 60 odd bucks for 10lt.

I said the same thing about LPG to my wife yesterday. Just paid 90 quid for a 47Kg propane refill (180ish AUD).

Chips from the chippy are the same. Potato prices rise and fall. Chip prices only ever go up.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2182 on: September 12, 2023, 06:45:36 PM »
This may seem like a dumb question. Instead of raising interest rates which affect predominantly mortgagees, why don't they increase GST by say 1%. Would that not reap a bigger reward spread over a larger spectrum (businesses and corporations included) rather than hitting the people that are already suffering?

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2183 on: September 13, 2023, 10:22:12 AM »
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This may seem like a dumb question. Instead of raising interest rates which affect predominantly mortgagees, why don't they increase GST by say 1%. Would that not reap a bigger reward spread over a larger spectrum (businesses and corporations included) rather than hitting the people that are already suffering?

Probably =-  but then that also effects the rich who donate to political parties... and we don't want to offend them... just the peasants who cant stand up for themselves.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2184 on: September 13, 2023, 05:41:58 PM »
This may seem like a dumb question. Instead of raising interest rates which affect predominantly mortgagees, why don't they increase GST by say 1%. Would that not reap a bigger reward spread over a larger spectrum (businesses and corporations included) rather than hitting the people that are already suffering?

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Because they also want to tempt people with spare money to save rather than spend. High interest rates do that.

Hiking GST or VAT increases the price of goods and services. Increasing prices drives inflation up.

It’s a vicious (and unfair) circle.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2185 on: September 13, 2023, 08:52:39 PM »
Probably =-  but then that also effects the rich who donate to political parties... and we don't want to offend them... just the peasants who cant stand up for themselves.

But they are also the consumers who buy the product "for their business", so then just claim the GST back, so no great net loss whether 10% or 20% GST.

Where as increasing the interest rates on their $1,000,000 mortgage will hurt, and on their business loans and overdraft, just like it hurts the commoner paying the mortgage on their $500,000 mortgage.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2186 on: September 19, 2023, 06:57:27 AM »
DandyD, question for you.

Leafz was wondering last night just how Charlie is going ???

We don't hear much about him out here, but what's the general opinion over there about both him & Her ???
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2187 on: September 19, 2023, 07:46:10 PM »
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2188 on: September 19, 2023, 11:08:33 PM »
DandyD, question for you.

Leafz was wondering last night just how Charlie is going ???

We don't hear much about him out here, but what's the general opinion over there about both him & Her ???

Ha ha! My first thought was “Who’s Charlie?”

I’m not really a Royal watcher so don’t really know about general opinion but I don’t think he will ever be as popular as his mum, or her mum. A sign of changing times. He seems to keep a fairly low profile.

I was half expecting him to abdicate and let young Billy and his wife have a go. You don’t hear a bad word said about them.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2189 on: September 20, 2023, 04:54:09 AM »
Ha ha! My first thought was “Who’s Charlie?”

I’m not really a Royal watcher so don’t really know about general opinion but I don’t think he will ever be as popular as his mum, or her mum. A sign of changing times. He seems to keep a fairly low profile.

I was half expecting him to abdicate and let young Billy and his wife have a go. You don’t hear a bad word said about them.

Like you I'm not a Royal watcher either

But that's probably the best thing he could do
His mother dragged it out so long I think he feels he deserves a turn, for a while at least  :cheers:
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2190 on: September 23, 2023, 11:07:50 AM »
How is it that some of the consistent, main news stories over last 6 months (or xx years) or so are all about how everyone is struggling to financially survive, food, fuel, electricty, gas, mortgages, rent sky rocketing, people living in cars, can't afford to go out for tea anymore.........and now more recently.....Quantas making a fortune, tickets overpriced, ......blah blah blah.

Then last 2 days - record number of people flying somewhere for school holidays.
 ???
All i can think of is the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots" is just getting larger.

And don't me started on the job market!
Our company advertising for an apprentice mechanic, a full time mechanice and a trainee admin officer.
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Four applied for admin. One not returning phone calls. One pulled their application because they don't really know what they want to do.
Only one was a serious application.
No applicants for the apprenticeship.
Three applicants for mechanic. All from overseas wanting us to sponser their Visa's.


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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2191 on: September 25, 2023, 09:05:31 AM »
DandyD, question for you.

Leafz was wondering last night just how Charlie is going ???

This video might give you an idea of the sort of bloke he is. Doesn’t appear to be up his own arse.

We Bumped Into King Charles On This Bike Ride

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QABiQFWwXHg

Fast forward to 4:25

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2192 on: September 25, 2023, 10:51:59 AM »
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All i can think of is the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots" is just getting larger.

I would say this - Plus people having wrong priorities...

Then there's the afterpay and other credit world trapping people
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2193 on: September 26, 2023, 06:57:59 AM »
This video might give you an idea of the sort of bloke he is. Doesn’t appear to be up his own arse.

Thanks, Dandy, had seen that.

We were wondering about it though as to why they labelled it a "bizarre" video of him ???

As you said, it looks like a bloke having a friendly chat to other people while out on a walk.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2194 on: September 26, 2023, 05:16:16 PM »
I have never thought about it.
Hmm

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« Reply #2195 on: September 26, 2023, 06:08:54 PM »
I have never thought about it.
Hmm

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2196 on: September 27, 2023, 06:39:18 AM »
Mow that you mention it ...
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2197 on: October 02, 2023, 04:10:04 PM »
Pill Testing?
Why is it the Goverments responsibility to set up pill testing stations at music festivals?

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2198 on: October 02, 2023, 06:49:23 PM »
Pill Testing?
Why is it the Goverments responsibility to set up pill testing stations at music festivals?

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yeah I thought it was the responsibilty of the person taking it. My doctor can give me a prescription, it's upto me to get it filled and taking it. ffs it's thier problem not ours
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #2199 on: October 02, 2023, 10:13:53 PM »
I’m not certain, but I believe that pill testing is available and the music venue pays for it. But the government has to permit the testing or the testers are complicit to a crime.
As I said not certain, but believe that is how it goes.


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