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Title: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 03, 2019, 09:29:42 AM
& one more time!  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 04, 2019, 09:47:32 AM
The bastards at the lotto office stuffed up and left a bunch of zero's of our winning ticket,  Now Ive got to go back to work today .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: duggie on January 09, 2019, 10:20:06 AM
Just bumping this up the list , can't think of anything to rant about yet . But given time I am sure that there will be something .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on January 11, 2019, 08:09:57 PM
Muppet news reporters on tv telling us we are in for heatwave conditions here in SEQ next week, then the temperatures they give as coming are 31, 32 , 32, 33, & 33 degrees...WTF, that is standard day time Summer temperatures here in SEQ, it's not a heatwave by a long shot. Get out of your air con houses, offices and cars for a while and maybe you might realise the world isn't 25 degrees FFS...the misses told me to stop swearing at the idiot on tv...lol
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MarkGU on January 11, 2019, 08:16:53 PM
Muppet news reporters on tv telling us we are in for heatwave conditions here in SEQ next week, then the temperatures they give as coming are 31, 32 , 32, 33, & 33 degrees...WTF, that is standard day time Summer temperatures here in SEQ, it's not a heatwave by a long shot. Get out of your air con houses, offices and cars for a while and maybe you might realise the world isn't 25 degrees FFS...the misses told me to stop swearing at the idiot on tv...lol
Oh c,mon now Mal.......never know you to let the occasional one fly  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on January 11, 2019, 08:31:52 PM
Muppet news reporters on tv telling us we are in for heatwave conditions here in SEQ next week, then the temperatures they give as coming are 31, 32 , 32, 33, & 33 degrees...WTF, that is standard day time Summer temperatures here in SEQ, it's not a heatwave by a long shot. Get out of your air con houses, offices and cars for a while and maybe you might realise the world isn't 25 degrees FFS...the misses told me to stop swearing at the idiot on tv...lol

Did they then tell you that the afternoon storm will in fact be a catostrophic rain event?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on January 11, 2019, 08:54:43 PM
I find it’s too cold to go in the pool if it’s under 30 ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on January 12, 2019, 05:55:45 AM
Did they then tell you that the afternoon storm will in fact be a catostrophic rain event?

Thats about how they reported this weeks drizzle and wind in NQ.................

and why do the dumb bastards need to stand outside in a raincoat to tell us it's raining? We can see it's raining by looking out the bloody window, dont need a live cross to the weatherman on the footpath to prove it.

And what's with all the "live on scene" reporting in the news these days. For some reason they cross "live" to a reporter on the footpath outside a police station to tell us about something that happened yesterday, and then we get all the facebook posts displayed on the tv as if it was some sort of investigative journalism...................
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on January 12, 2019, 05:58:27 AM
......the misses told me to stop swearing at the idiot on tv...lol

I get that a lot....especially with Q&A.... ::)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on January 12, 2019, 08:36:45 AM
I find it’s too cold to go in the pool if it’s under 30 ;D

I,ll up that to 32.  Cant even convince the penguins that 30 isnt too bad!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 12, 2019, 10:34:59 AM
The ocean around here is a nice cooling 26* C with a 10 kt breeze and 50 % humidity at the moment, very nice day for the beach .. Pity Im of to work soon .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 12, 2019, 04:00:23 PM
They told us it would be a hot dry summer here in Sydney. Feels like it’s rained every few days since the start of summer


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on January 12, 2019, 05:39:17 PM
Why The Fark would I be getting text messages from Clive Palmer's political hacks?
I've never clicked on link or visited a website to do with the retards.
Telling me to visit a web site to voice my protest against the major parties.
This upcoming election is going to be a Shit fight, don't be a muppet and fall for this Shit.
So it's a political expense, so our taxes will pay to piss ourselves off.
Just great.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on January 12, 2019, 05:44:07 PM
Why The Fark would I be getting text messages from Clive Palmer's political hacks?
I've never clicked on link or visited a website to do with the retards.
Telling me to visit a web site to voice my protest against the major parties.
This upcoming election is going to be a Shit fight, don't be a muppet and fall for this Shit.
So it's a political expense, so our taxes will pay to piss ourselves off.
Just great.

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There have been a queries wanting to know how this fat f%$# got our numbers.  >:( >:( >:D >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2019, 06:25:48 PM
There have been a queries wanting to know how this fat f%$# got our numbers.  >:( >:( >:D >:D
apparently political parties are 'entitled' - think I read that few years ago when Turnbull (?) started it..

EVeryone here got the fukin things too
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2019, 06:29:48 PM
just when you thought TV had really hit the rock bottom... now apparently we are going to see a cesarean live on tele sometime this week

WHO THE **** WOULD WANT TO WATCH THAT? how the **** is that entertainment ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 12, 2019, 06:36:11 PM
Why The Fark would I be getting text messages from Clive Palmer's political hacks?
I've never clicked on link or visited a website to do with the retards.
Telling me to visit a web site to voice my protest against the major parties.
This upcoming election is going to be a Shit fight, don't be a muppet and fall for this Shit.
So it's a political expense, so our taxes will pay to piss ourselves off.
Just great.

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Got one as well
Can spend a lot of money campaigning. Can’t pay workers what their owed


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on January 12, 2019, 07:19:37 PM
Got one as well
Can spend a lot of money campaigning. Can’t pay workers what their owed


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That's was what I thought too.
As Bird mention,

Political parties exempt from privacy laws

The incident spotlights the lack of regulation governing how political parties, as well as their contractors, can use the personal information of Australians without clear consent.

And then he claims it as an expense and us taxpayers pick up the tab.
Nice,
Bastard.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2019, 07:58:01 PM
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/voters-furious-over-receiving-more-unsolicited-texts-from-clive-palmer-20190112-p50qzu.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/voters-furious-over-receiving-more-unsolicited-texts-from-clive-palmer-20190112-p50qzu.html)

Complaints can be sent to the Australian Communications and Media Authority by forwarding them to report@submit.spam.acma.gov.au for emails or 0429 999 888 for SMS.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2019, 08:07:26 PM
Got one as well
Can spend a lot of money campaigning. Can’t pay workers what their owed


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someone should post that on his stalkerbook page!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Brisbane Puff on January 12, 2019, 09:26:06 PM
This may seem like small scale compared to most.. But it is really starting to irk me big time.....

To set the scenario, we live in an area roughly triangulated by the Ipswich Motorway, the Logan Motorway and the Centenary Highway.

It seems like every Friday and Saturday night our local Bear in the sky flies triangulated flight paths between those three points.. I know, I know, the Bear is tracking speeding, stolen vehicles, ect ect.. Do not have a problem with that at all.. 

But he never has any nav lights on. My son in law flies for a international airline ( not Qantas BTW), and he has a laptop with software which he links to something or other and can see and track all transponders in real time. But, guess what? There is not even a squawk from that machine.. 

Now he seems to fly around 500 ft. (seen the heat signature with night vision), but directly above that are two flight paths into Eagle Farm... When aircraft are on ILS and heading for the outer marker, they should be around 1700ft. So that gives a vertical separation of 1000ft. So, question?? What does the big boys anti collision alarms say??
Or does ATC just tell them not to worry about the Bears playing in the woods??

So in my way of thinking is that if any 'normal' aircraft or citizen were to cruise around without nav lights and their transponder switched off, they would be locked up...
So, why and how come ????

The second part is more personal, and maybe why it aggravates me so much.. They seen to be flying a Eurocopter, probably a EC135.. These choppers have a solid block mounting the four blades.. The principal is that the blades flex to absorb the dynamics rather then having a lot of moving links and bits and pieces.. And the four blades do flex a hell of a lot less then a UH 1.. But with my past and a couple of hours of low fast runs then 90 degree turns, it all gets a bit much..

Thats it... Rant over...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on January 12, 2019, 09:27:04 PM
someone should post that on his stalkerbook page!!!!!!!!!!
I’m surprised no one has ‘edited’ any of his billboards that are going up all over the place.

His new slogan of “Put Australia First” is just screaming out for corrections.

“Put Clive First”
“Put Profits First”
“Put Australians on unemployment”
Etc. etc.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on January 13, 2019, 04:41:20 AM
This may seem like small scale compared to most.. But it is really starting to irk me big time.....

To set the scenario, we live in an area roughly triangulated by the Ipswich Motorway, the Logan Motorway and the Centenary Highway.

It seems like every Friday and Saturday night our local Bear in the sky flies triangulated flight paths between those three points.. I know, I know, the Bear is tracking speeding, stolen vehicles, ect ect.. Do not have a problem with that at all.. 

But he never has any nav lights on. My son in law flies for a international airline ( not Qantas BTW), and he has a laptop with software which he links to something or other and can see and track all transponders in real time. But, guess what? There is not even a squawk from that machine.. 

Now he seems to fly around 500 ft. (seen the heat signature with night vision), but directly above that are two flight paths into Eagle Farm... When aircraft are on ILS and heading for the outer marker, they should be around 1700ft. So that gives a vertical separation of 1000ft. So, question?? What does the big boys anti collision alarms say??
Or does ATC just tell them not to worry about the Bears playing in the woods??

So in my way of thinking is that if any 'normal' aircraft or citizen were to cruise around without nav lights and their transponder switched off, they would be locked up...
So, why and how come ????

The second part is more personal, and maybe why it aggravates me so much.. They seen to be flying a Eurocopter, probably a EC135.. These choppers have a solid block mounting the four blades.. The principal is that the blades flex to absorb the dynamics rather then having a lot of moving links and bits and pieces.. And the four blades do flex a hell of a lot less then a UH 1.. But with my past and a couple of hours of low fast runs then 90 degree turns, it all gets a bit much..

Thats it... Rant over...


So in my way of thinking is that if any 'normal' aircraft or citizen were to cruise around without nav lights and their transponder switched off, they would be locked up...
So, why and how come ????


Thats it... Rant over...

The same way a police car can go thru red lights, speed, pull up in no parking zones and coppers can use their mobile phones while driving. Its their job and they have exemptions to be able to do their job. Personally I have "never seen" (no pun intended) polair down here flying without lights and they spend a lot of time in my area

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 13, 2019, 07:06:35 AM
The same way a police car can go thru red lights, speed, pull up in no parking zones and coppers can use their mobile phones while driving. Its their job and they have exemptions to be able to do their job. Personally I have "never seen" (no pun intended) polair down here flying without lights and they spend a lot of time in my area

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Same only ever seen black hawks flying in my area without lights as I live near a RAAF base. Literally can’t see them, but that doesn’t happen often.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on January 13, 2019, 07:46:38 AM
Personally I have "never seen" (no pun intended) polair down here flying without lights and they spend a lot of time in my area

they do it regularly here in Brisbane....sitting in mates backyards around a fire at Brown's Plains area and you hear the chopper, but it then it becomes like a competition to see who can spot it....occasionally you'll get a glimmer of it if you are lucky that eventually gives it's location away, but often you just can't see it at all. We don't really get the chopper flying over where I live very often, but whenever visiting mates down in that Brown's Plains and Greenbank area, I always mention to them how much i notice it's flying over there.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 13, 2019, 08:29:33 AM
Maybe  someone is  painting with infra red from different sites intermittently and watching the bear chase the dot bunnies with his FLIR / thermal for a bit of fun .   :angel:
For the record I prefer the thump thump of the Huey over the annoying buzzing Gnat Eurocopters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDvSrMnL-8M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDvSrMnL-8M)   ..    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiBfFGbN0z0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiBfFGbN0z0)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on January 13, 2019, 10:57:03 AM
they do it regularly here in Brisbane....

Recently at our place on the north side ( which can at times be under a flight path)we had the helicopter flying a low and purposeful circle just to the north of our property, no lights etc. The noise got my attention and I went outside to have a look n see, the helicopter continued its current circuit.
On our property we have 2 rather large spot lights , one to shine over the house area and another that shines down the back. I decided to turn the lights on and on the very next circuit of the helicopter, they changed course and came overhead and had a closer look at the lights and did 2 more circuits overhead before I gave a wave and they redirected back to their original circuit before then flying off into the darkness of night.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on January 13, 2019, 11:15:25 AM
Same only ever seen black hawks flying in my area without lights as I live near a RAAF base. Literally can’t see them, but that doesn’t happen often.


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How would you know if you can't see em!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 13, 2019, 11:38:36 AM
That distinctive sound of the rotors is all you need
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 13, 2019, 12:48:51 PM
How would you know if you can't see em!  :D :D :D
Usually the notification in the local paper helps ;)


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GBC on January 13, 2019, 01:06:09 PM
ADF elite guys run night ops over the greenbank army grounds as well. We’ve cleaned up after some of their tree trimming exercises a few times. Then there was the time they were assaulting a small outbuilding and rappelling down to it from a blackhawk. Unfortunately a couple of roof tiles let go and within a couple of secs all the tiles were gone and half the walls too  :cheers: 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Brisbane Puff on January 13, 2019, 07:43:55 PM
That distinctive sound of the rotors is all you need

Yeah... To get the goosebumps working.... Thing is an EC135 has twin Allisons (with the associated transmission whine), so coming low and fast at you wears a bit thin after an hour or so..

GBC: The ADF Elite use Blackhawks.. Their sound is completely different.. And they don't get the blade flex.. We are only a couple of K's away from that area.. So much so that I can tell when they are using Styers or H&K's on the sneaker range.. And the Mag 58's come over the TV sometimes if the wind is coming this way..

And as EDZ says, there is nothing like the flex on two bloody great Huey blades. Especially at 100Knots under full load... Ahhhh.. memories... 

But I digress, the main bitch was about no nav lights AND no transponder..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 14, 2019, 10:57:54 AM
It seems like every Friday and Saturday night our local Bear in the sky flies triangulated flight paths between those three points..

That must be the nights they're not buzzing around our area :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Brisbane Puff on January 14, 2019, 06:06:53 PM
That must be the nights they're not buzzing around our area :'(

Yeah, that's the first one they got.. Called Polair 1..
Interesting thing I just checked out though. They are listed as B105's, (not EC 135's) which was/is the original version made by Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm  who gave a manufacturing license to both Indonesia and the Philippines.. I wonder which one was the cheapest tender???   
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 15, 2019, 07:55:05 AM
Yep!

& I believe that they're not actually Police pilots ???

http://australianaviation.com.au/2014/07/queensland-police-launch-polair-2/ (http://australianaviation.com.au/2014/07/queensland-police-launch-polair-2/)

"The 1996 model BO 105 CBS-5 will be operated for Queensland Police by Surf Life Saving Queensland "

"Both aircraft are crewed by a civilian Surf Life Saving Queensland pilot and two police aircrew officers comprising a mission coordinator sitting opposite the pilot, and a FLIR operator in the rear left seat."

To my mind, that changes the "police cars running red lights" theory of they can do whatever they want somewhat ???

I reckon that if anything did happen while they were flying in stealth mode, then that civvie pilot would have his arse handed to him :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 15, 2019, 07:57:01 AM
Yep!

& I believe that they're not actually Police pilots ???

http://australianaviation.com.au/2014/07/queensland-police-launch-polair-2/ (http://australianaviation.com.au/2014/07/queensland-police-launch-polair-2/)

"The 1996 model BO 105 CBS-5 will be operated for Queensland Police by Surf Life Saving Queensland "

"Both aircraft are crewed by a civilian Surf Life Saving Queensland pilot and two police aircrew officers comprising a mission coordinator sitting opposite the pilot, and a FLIR operator in the rear left seat."

To my mind, that changes the "police cars running red lights" theory of they can do whatever they want somewhat ???

I reckon that if anything did happen while they were flying in stealth mode, then that civvie pilot would have his arse handed to him :'(


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 15, 2019, 08:03:35 AM
Thanks JA, that changes things a bit
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 15, 2019, 10:52:04 AM
I remember up in Townsville, back in the 80's when I was in the RAAF, when I nearly cleaned up a Blackhawk. He came belting down a taxi way, just off the ground, no lights, and crossed in front of the old 4 tonne truck I was driving down the side track at the time. My jocks ended up camo patterned after that.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Brisbane Puff on January 15, 2019, 09:08:57 PM
Having your nav lights off is one thing..... But why no transponder???
Do they possibly think that the guy in that stolen car has an ATC receiver??? Nah.. He probably just has his mate hanging out the window looking for possible low flying helicopters.. http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif (http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif) ...Damn, I don't know what I'm doing wrong with the emoji's..

 Troopy_03: He was probably doing touch and goes using night vision. He would have been too busy watching the terrain, but his spotter should have told him you were there. Your head lights should have lit up like a Christmas Tree....  I once at a FSB, I saw the aftermath of a Snook that impaled itself on the barrel of a M175 doing similar. Except that the 175 was moving. ( and didn't budge during or after either for that matter)...http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif (http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on January 15, 2019, 09:53:05 PM
Nah.. He probably just has his mate hanging out the window looking for possible low flying helicopters.. http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif (http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif) ...Damn, I don't know what I'm doing wrong with the emoji's..


Use IMG tags instead of URL tags.(http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 15, 2019, 09:59:37 PM
Having your nav lights off is one thing..... But why no transponder???
Do they possibly think that the guy in that stolen car has an ATC receiver??? Nah.. He probably just has his mate hanging out the window looking for possible low flying helicopters.. http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif (http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif) ...Damn, I don't know what I'm doing wrong with the emoji's..

 Troopy_03: He was probably doing touch and goes using night vision. He would have been too busy watching the terrain, but his spotter should have told him you were there. Your head lights should have lit up like a Christmas Tree....  I once at a FSB, I saw the aftermath of a Snook that impaled itself on the barrel of a M175 doing similar. Except that the 175 was moving. ( and didn't budge during or after either for that matter)...http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif (http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif)


Nah, they had been doing night exercises (manouvres?) and he was just coming down the taxi way. That always amused me, that they followed taxi ways, instead of just plonking down on the hard stand, where they wanted to park. We were also told to turn off our headlights on the vehicles, so we didn't blind the AJs in the angry palm trees, while they were buggerising around. That didn't go over well, when a young screw doing a bit of a security check around the area, ran into an F-18 Stabilator...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 16, 2019, 07:17:49 AM
That didn't go over well, when a young screw doing a bit of a security check around the area, ran into an F-18 Stabilator...

Oooooopppps! ::)

That would have been one hell of an L&D to fill out, especially when it comes back member to pay! >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2019, 08:59:26 AM
This defies logic.
NO cracks before work.. work happens -walls crack, contractor says its not our fault

Quote
In an email last week, the joint venture contractor CPB Samsung John Holland said their claim for compensation had been knocked back.

The couple said they were not aware they had lodged a formal claim – they only sent an email with photographs of the cracks to the contractor – and no-one visited their home to inspect the walls.

"Essentially they've denied our claim before they've inspected the damage," Mrs Neves said. "They're not even taking the process seriously, they were always going to deny our claims.

"It's frustrating. There are going to be more of these [tunnelling] projects and they're really going to affect a huge percentage of people in Sydney."
(https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.221%2C$multiply_1%2C$ratio_1.776846%2C$width_1059%2C$x_48%2C$y_88/t_crop_custom/w_780/t_sharpen%2Cq_auto%2Cf_auto%2Cdpr_auto/8876728df6a0169bd4637d5d9ce4bfeb831fff3e)


A spokeswoman for WestConnex Minister Stuart Ayres said residents who had concerns about their engineering assessment could go to Roads and Maritime Services for an independent review of their claim. "We care greatly about what happens to people’s homes and we want to make sure the contractor is held to account for any damage they have caused."


https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/nsw/farcical-sydney-residents-claims-over-westconnex-cracking-denied-20190110-p50qld.html (https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/nsw/farcical-sydney-residents-claims-over-westconnex-cracking-denied-20190110-p50qld.html)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on January 17, 2019, 12:41:32 PM
He's got to be joking. Just received this.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on January 17, 2019, 02:31:02 PM
He's got to be joking. Just received this.
Maybe he's a genius.
He has been bombarding you with his messages to highlight the bad decisions of the current powers that allowed it, as a means to show why they need to voted out.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 17, 2019, 03:13:36 PM
Maybe he's a genius.
He has been bombarding you with his messages to highlight the bad decisions of the current powers that allowed it, as a means to show why they need to voted out.
Wouldn’t matter the grub would never get my vote anyway.
In saying that I’ve also never received a text from labor or liberal candidates. The only two I have received are from this buffoon


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on January 17, 2019, 03:21:40 PM
Maybe he's a genius.
He has been bombarding you with his messages to highlight the bad decisions of the current powers that allowed it, as a means to show why they need to voted out.

And the next mob are better??????  Really! 
Kevin
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2019, 04:25:46 PM
Maybe he's a genius.
He has been bombarding you with his messages to highlight the bad decisions of the current powers that allowed it, as a means to show why they need to voted out.
after he pays what he owes, I'll listen to him
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 17, 2019, 05:18:13 PM
That terrible moment on a mid 30's deg C high humidity day when you realize you forgot to put a few beers in the fridge, Remedy the situation by putting said beer cans  in FREEZER to chill quicker and get distracted  way longer than planned / Go and get cleaned up, looking forwards to a N...ICCCEEEE ! Beer ...........................................................................  Popsicle ... Arrrggghhhhh .
Slowly defrosting now, Well atleast theyre cold .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on January 17, 2019, 06:24:24 PM
That terrible moment on a mid 30's deg C high humidity day when you realize you forgot to put a few beers in the fridge, Remedy the situation by putting said beer cans  in FREEZER to chill quicker and get distracted  way longer than planned / Go and get cleaned up, looking forwards to a N...ICCCEEEE ! Beer ...........................................................................  Popsicle ... Arrrggghhhhh .
Slowly defrosting now, Well atleast theyre cold .
You shouldn't have been perving on the chick in the bus  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 17, 2019, 08:18:01 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Bloody well Should have been sitting in front of the fan perving [ Is a nice look though ] ..  Instead of mucking around out in the Heat and Humidity drilling and bolting a canopy down on the Hilux in the afternoon sun .  :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on January 18, 2019, 11:14:44 AM
And the next mob are better??????  Really! 
Kevin
It was a tongue in cheek comment. He just seems to be making outlandish promises to get the simple vote. Next he will have Queensland building a wall to keep us Mexicans out.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on January 18, 2019, 12:05:28 PM
It was a tongue in cheek comment. He just seems to be making outlandish promises to get the simple vote. Next he will have Queensland building a wall to keep us Mexicans out.
I wasn’t going to vote for the Aussie Trump, but if I get a text message from him with that policy then he’s got my vote for sure.... :P
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on January 18, 2019, 02:30:17 PM
But I suppose he cannot be as mad as we think. He is a very rich business person and his wealth has been increasing. Plus how many court cases has there been against him and yet there he is, making money. Kevin
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2019, 03:45:15 PM
He's got to be joking. Just received this.
just got that one too...

**** is delusional!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 18, 2019, 06:20:59 PM
But I suppose he cannot be as mad as we think. He is a very rich business person and his wealth has been increasing. Plus how many court cases has there been against him and yet there he is, making money. Kevin
But is he a good businessman?


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on January 18, 2019, 07:03:42 PM
But is he a good businessman?


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Just good at using the system without morals or conscience. Like many of them.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 19, 2019, 08:35:40 AM
But is he a good businessman?

Well he's good at making money for himself, but also s'house at paying his employees & other bills >:(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 19, 2019, 09:33:07 AM
Well he's good at making money for himself, but also s'house at paying his employees & other bills >:(
Also good at losing money.
Gold Coast football team
Some of his golf courses
Qld nickel
His first go at politics


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on January 19, 2019, 01:48:35 PM
Got a letter from Medicare on Friday telling us we getting close to our safety net threshold. Once we get to that threshold we may be entitled to higher benefits.  Attached was a form to complete and send back to make sure our safety net family registration is current, or go to a service centre or call them. 
This letter is dated the 11 January 2019.  The safety net period is the 2018 calendar year!!!!!!   Yep they post it to us in 2019 to tell us in 2018 we are getting close to our safety net limit. What a absolute waste of time that was as it does finish on the 31 December 2018. Unless I suppose they think we have unpaid bills for last year.

If only we could get one of those cards I hear about and others brag about to get cheap prescriptions.  ;D  That would help.   

More medical bills in 2019 but at least we are still above ground.   8)   Kevin
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: SEADOO on January 19, 2019, 03:33:22 PM
The news reporting on spoilt tennis players, NRL players charged with sexual assault, millionaire cricket players not performing.

Yet barley no mention about an Aussie under dog winning the worlds hardest enduro off road race, on a dirt bike. With a broken wrist.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 19, 2019, 07:31:56 PM
The news reporting on spoilt tennis players, NRL players charged with sexual assault, millionaire cricket players not performing.

Yet barley no mention about an Aussie under dog winning the worlds hardest enduro off road race, on a diet bike. With a broken wrist.
Toby Price doesn’t sell papers because he’s not a fwit so they have no interest in it


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 19, 2019, 08:51:10 PM
Toby Price doesn’t sell papers because he’s not a fwit so they have no interest in it

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 20, 2019, 05:32:44 AM
some of the crap that is marketed as breaking news.  ???

Some security guard "Owned Feferer" because he didn't let him into the Tennis.
Now, because i'm gullible and very naïve, yep, I had a look at the film clip.  ???

No argy bargy, no excitement..... got me beat what was so "owned" about it.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2019, 10:18:25 AM
some of the crap that is marketed as breaking news.  ???
FIXED
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on January 20, 2019, 11:01:55 AM
some of the crap that is marketed as breaking news.  ???

Some security guard "Owned Feferer" because he didn't let him into the Tennis.
Now, because i'm gullible and very naïve, yep, I had a look at the film clip.  ???

No argy bargy, no excitement..... got me beat what was so "owned" about it.

Just another "Americanism" used by some academically brainwashed purveyor of dubious occurrences, so as to appear competent.
We're getting overrun with verbosity with the use of terms such as "It happened right next door"instead of "It happened next door". What if it was on the other side of the place? ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on January 20, 2019, 01:06:21 PM
Just another "Americanism" used by some academically brainwashed purveyor of dubious occurrences, so as to appear competent.
We're getting overrun with verbosity with the use of terms such as "It happened right next door"instead of "It happened next door". What if it was on the other side of the place? ;D

Are you Like suggesting Like we don't talk more properer? Cos we Like doo. OMG some peepl… >:(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on January 20, 2019, 06:40:28 PM
The news reporting on spoilt tennis players, NRL players charged with sexual assault, millionaire cricket players not performing.

Yet barley no mention about an Aussie under dog winning the worlds hardest enduro off road race, on a dirt bike. With a broken wrist.
channel 7 news at 6.00 p.m just ran a decent segment on him as he returned home.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on January 20, 2019, 07:05:29 PM
Not trying to downplay the win by Toby at all, great effort under some pain, but a broken wrist?

a minor fracture over a month before the rally.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on January 20, 2019, 07:52:38 PM
Sorry to disagree Kangaron, but Toby refers to being screwed back in place and Red Bull KTM refer to surgery so its probably more than a small fracture, remembering that both those parties are going to play it down so as not to give to much away to the competition and having had a few screws fitted myself there is no way I'd be getting on a bike in four weeks to race in that sort of endurance. Not sure uf you saw the footage of him nursing his arm against his chest during the race. I think its a fantastic effort from him

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on January 20, 2019, 08:00:14 PM
Sorry to disagree Kangaron, but Toby refers to being screwed back in place and Red Bull KTM refer to surgery so its probably more than a small fracture, remembering that both those parties are going to play it down so as not to give to much away to the competition and having had a few screws fitted myself there is no way I'd be getting on a bike in four weeks to race in that sort of endurance. Not sure uf you saw the footage of him nursing his arm against his chest during the race. I think its a fantastic effort from him

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And why the focus on his injury? Winning is winning as far as I’m concerned!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on January 20, 2019, 08:16:33 PM
And why the focus on his injury? Winning is winning as far as I’m concerned!
Yeah I work with a couple of guys that do the Finke every year on bikes and they are just in awe of the guy, its an incredible feat to win Dakar even when you're fully fit

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on January 20, 2019, 08:24:28 PM
It’s going to be a long few months. We’ve got Clive Palmer’s billboards, text message and now watching the tennis I am being bombarded with his TV ads. Grrrgh!  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on January 20, 2019, 10:13:43 PM
It’s going to be a long few months. We’ve got Clive Palmer’s billboards, text message and now watching the tennis I am being bombarded with his TV ads. Grrrgh!  ???
Peter Dutton already has his minions sitting on every street corner with pictures of his ugly mug all over northern suburbs of Brissy.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on January 20, 2019, 10:28:19 PM
Peter Dutton already has his minions sitting on every street corner with pictures of his ugly mug all over northern suburbs of Brissy.

He is certainly not on his own, all colours and parties are out n about in the Petrie seat including the one nation candidate. I along with my wife had to do a double take when we seen the name but more so the photo of that one nation candidate. I though Pauline had strong views on non Anglo- non white folk. Maybe she makes exceptions, the candidate would have a good chance of being voted in by his neighbours from the suburbs like Bracken Ridge etc.
https://www.onenation.org.au/our-team/nikhil-aai-reddy-petrie/ (https://www.onenation.org.au/our-team/nikhil-aai-reddy-petrie/)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 21, 2019, 04:28:26 AM
Just another "Americanism" used by some academically brainwashed purveyor of dubious occurrences, so as to appear competent.
We're getting overrun with verbosity with the use of terms such as "It happened right next door"instead of "It happened next door". What if it was on the other side of the place? ;D

Don't worry Steffo, on the Caddy forums, i'm teaching them some good Aussie slang to even the score a little bit.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 21, 2019, 05:56:09 AM
He is certainly not on his own, all colours and parties are out n about in the Petrie seat including the one nation candidate. I along with my wife had to do a double take when we seen the name but more so the photo of that one nation candidate. I though Pauline had strong views on non Anglo- non white folk. Maybe she makes exceptions, the candidate would have a good chance of being voted in by his neighbours from the suburbs like Bracken Ridge etc.
https://www.onenation.org.au/our-team/nikhil-aai-reddy-petrie/ (https://www.onenation.org.au/our-team/nikhil-aai-reddy-petrie/)
Strong views on illegal immigration and letting foreigners buy up Australian land maybe.

As she said 2 days ago. “I don’t care if you’re white, black or brindle. I have always called for equal treatment of all Australians.”


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 21, 2019, 05:57:12 AM
Washed our cars yesterday and of course last night big thunderstorm rolled in.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 21, 2019, 06:17:51 AM
Toby is used to riding with at least something broken. Have a read through his career here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Price (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Price)

But he wins because he rides all out, so there's no surprise he gets injured now and then.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 21, 2019, 06:20:11 AM
Strong views on illegal immigration and letting foreigners buy up Australian land maybe.

As she said 2 days ago. “I don’t care if you’re white, black or brindle. I have always called for equal treatment of all Australians.”


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She has strong view on any immigration that doesn't conform to the defunct "White Australia Policy"
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 21, 2019, 06:37:36 AM
She has strong view on any immigration that doesn't conform to the defunct "White Australia Policy"
Have you actually taken the time to read the one nation policy? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190120/9cc24072ebae8c0d76e5c812c71271da.jpg)


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 21, 2019, 06:38:27 AM
Toby is used to riding with at least something broken. Have a read through his career here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Price (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Price)

But he wins because he rides all out, so there's no surprise he gets injured now and then.
Good to see he finally got some recognition on some of the networks last night


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 21, 2019, 06:43:47 AM
Have you actually taken the time to read the one nation policy? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190120/9cc24072ebae8c0d76e5c812c71271da.jpg)


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That doesn't contradict what I posted.
She's still a racist, bigoted uneducated fool.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on January 21, 2019, 08:31:49 AM
Another Lifesaving Device!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 21, 2019, 08:39:15 AM
Quote from: Steffo1
Another Lifesaving Device!
Its all about saving lives... You know that.
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on January 21, 2019, 09:56:45 AM
It’s going to be a long few months. We’ve got Clive Palmer’s billboards, text message and now watching the tennis I am being bombarded with his TV ads. Grrrgh!  ???
So you haven't tried his mobile game app then?
It's all getting a bit bizarre.....

He's already in trouble for the game soundtrack which parodies a Boy George song. Much like his recent Twisted Sister song dramas he's seems to be going for the 'any publicity is good publicity' strategy.

https://www.techly.com.au/2019/01/18/clive-palmer-new-mobile-game-much-like-policies-bad/(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190120/ad59f1f080dd4f2bd08057a0c6123d91.jpg)

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on January 21, 2019, 10:16:47 AM
I wonder when Donald Trump’s “Build a Wall” game will come out?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 21, 2019, 10:19:53 AM
I wonder when Donald Trump’s “Build a Wall” game will come out?
surprised the Lego Convention currently showing hasnt built one.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on January 22, 2019, 05:17:44 AM
I wonder when Donald Trump’s “Build a Wall” game will come out?

He already has a business deal style boardgame, where the objective is to create billions starting with nothing but your father's millions.


But onto my own rant. I have a bubble level glued to the A-frame of my swan, been there about as long as I've had it. Went to level up and open it yesterday and the bubble's gone! I looked all around the area where the camper lives, but it's nowhere to be found, it had to have been stolen. What kind of low life bastard would steal a man's bubble??? Starting to lose my faith in humanity.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 22, 2019, 11:11:59 AM
now getting Clive emails at work too

Anyone guess what th F is in his name?? ****wit?




All the best,

Clive F Palmer
Federal Leader
United Australia Party
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 22, 2019, 11:34:08 AM
That doesn't contradict what I posted.
She's still a racist, bigoted uneducated fool.
Considering she has someone who isn’t Caucasian in her team doesn’t that contradict your statement?


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 22, 2019, 12:48:39 PM
Considering she has someone who isn’t Caucasian in her team doesn’t that contradict your statement?


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on January 23, 2019, 08:40:15 AM
Well it seems Innisfail's controversially named "The Battered Wife" fish & chip shop is set to close.

The owner is a former policewoman who named it to raise awareness of domestic violence.
It seems not everyone appreciated the name.

Funny how a so-called 'anti-abuse' organisation can threaten to throw bricks through a business window over a name. Also accused her of child exploitation. Sounds like they specialise in abuse and bullying to me ???
Why wasn't that cowardly organisation named in the article I wonder?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-22/battered-wife-fish-chip-shop-owner-says-forced-to-sell/10737816 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-22/battered-wife-fish-chip-shop-owner-says-forced-to-sell/10737816)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2019, 08:42:36 AM
One rule for one "mob" that the police wont arrest 1/2 the time as courts do nothing to them... and another for the shop owner whose shop was 1/2 destroyed
Tasmania had the right idea.

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Security footage has captured a violent mob storming a Perth grocery store, attacking staff and ransacking shelves, after the shop’s frustrated owner detained a nine-year-old shoplifter.

The citizen’s arrest has landed the owner of the Kelmscott IGA with a serious deprivation of liberty charge, but those behind the retaliation attack are yet to face any consequences.

The vision obtained exclusively by 9News shows the 41-year-old storeman being cornered by six people on December 30th, before he’s punched twice in the head
Security footage has captured a violent mob storming a Perth grocery store, attacking staff and ransacking shelves, after the shop’s frustrated owner detained a nine-year-old shoplifter.

The citizen’s arrest has landed the owner of the Kelmscott IGA with a serious deprivation of liberty charge, but those behind the retaliation attack are yet to face any consequences.

The vision obtained exclusively by 9News shows the 41-year-old storeman being cornered by six people on December 30th, before he’s punched twice in the head

The mob grows as more people storm the Albany Highway store, trashing property and raiding shelves as stunned customers look on.

Store goods and rocks are hurled at staff; one is showered in debris and so petrified he cowers behind the counter, as a young woman helps herself to packets of cigarettes.

The ambush was in response to the store’s owner performing a citizen’s arrest on a nine-year-old boy trying to leave the shop with a stolen bottle of Coca-Cola just minutes earlier.

The shopkeeper, a father-of-one, can be seen in the security footage grabbing the would-be thief then dragging him through the shop before locking him in an office.

Lawyer John Hammond said the shop owner was fed up after the boy stole from him just two days earlier.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on January 23, 2019, 09:10:06 AM
One rule for one "mob" that the police wont arrest 1/2 the time as courts do nothing to them... and another for the shop owner whose shop was 1/2 destroyed
Tasmania had the right idea.

Seems the shop owner will be charged for detaining the thief. 
Poor bloke - He's had 40 shoplifting thefts in the last 9 months, this group of kids was apparently causing trouble - he probably just had enough and snapped.

Family is whinging about how the little thief is "traumatised" about being locked in a storeroom and injured himself breaking a window to escape.
Boo hoo. Maybe he should have been taught not to steal stuff instead of learning how to playing the victim card again and again....

At least some of the mob may be charged as well. That is a positive.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/kelmscott-iga-mob-likely-to-face-police-charges-ng-b881080975z (https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/kelmscott-iga-mob-likely-to-face-police-charges-ng-b881080975z)

Did a brief search of news articles from Kelmscott  - What a lovely place.......
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2019, 09:15:06 AM
Seems the shop owner will be charged for detaining the thief. 
Poor bloke - He's had 40 shoplifting thefts in the last 9 months, this group of kids was apparently causing trouble - he probably just had enough and snapped.

Family is whinging about how the little thief is "traumatised" about being locked in a storeroom and injured himself breaking a window to escape.
Boo hoo. Maybe he should have been taught not to steal stuff instead of learning how to playing the victim card again and again....

At least some of the mob may be charged as well. That is a positive.
You fool  ;D ;D ;D - you really think so?

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https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/kelmscott-iga-mob-likely-to-face-police-charges-ng-b881080975z (https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/kelmscott-iga-mob-likely-to-face-police-charges-ng-b881080975z)

Did a brief search of news articles from Kelmscott  - What a lovely place.......

So store owner knows from now on not to detain them, but smash **** out of them with a club - your going to get arrested anyway, you may as well make it worth while.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on January 23, 2019, 09:16:43 AM
Seems the shop owner will be charged for detaining the thief. 
Poor bloke - He's had 40 shoplifting thefts in the last 9 months, this group of kids was apparently causing trouble - he probably just had enough and snapped.

Family is whinging about how the little thief is "traumatised" about being locked in a storeroom and injured himself breaking a window to escape.
Boo hoo. Maybe he should have been taught not to steal stuff instead of learning how to playing the victim card again and again....

At least some of the mob may be charged as well. That is a positive.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/kelmscott-iga-mob-likely-to-face-police-charges-ng-b881080975z (https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/kelmscott-iga-mob-likely-to-face-police-charges-ng-b881080975z)

Did a brief search of news articles from Kelmscott  - What a lovely place.......

Not much better than what I've read about Townsville...……... ::) ::)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on January 23, 2019, 09:57:15 AM
Not much better than what I've read about Townsville...……... ::) ::)

You are right. Townsville is just as bad a the moment -  we have 12-15yo indigenous brats stealing cars and ramming police cars. If they crash, they leave their injured mates in the car and run. Usually off their face from chroming.
You cannot leave your doors unlocked even if you are home. Work colleague a while back had his keys & wallet stolen of the kitchen bench while he watched TV a few metres away. 
One neighbour in her eighties had a stranger come to the door recently waving a bit of wood and demand that she let him in.
The drug dealer two doors down from us has been raided numerous times but not jailed. A few weeks ago, a disgruntled acquaintance of his was yelling in the street at him and throwing rocks through his windows.
His mate over the road has been jailed previously on drugs & weapons charges. Last night there was an ambulance & three police cars at that place. Haven't heard what happened yet.

UK bloke riding around the world clocking up 11,000kms through Europe and Asia had his bike stolen.....where? ....in Townsville of course.

Last September we drove through from Toowoomba to Sunshine Coast via Esk & Kilcoy. Coming into the Sunshine Coast from the south west there are some really nice spots in that area.

Once the last kid finishes school.....might be time for a tree change. I am a bit over Townsville.



Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2019, 10:16:35 AM
Quote from: MattNQ
Once the last kid finishes school.....might be time for a tree change. I am a bit over Townsville.
Move now.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: wilson79 on January 23, 2019, 11:19:45 AM
Move now.

Agree, I dont regret leaving Townsville one bit..best thing we did

Unfortunatley I still have my house up there but due to the crap property prices cant really sell it...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Davepatrol on January 23, 2019, 11:57:28 AM
You are right. Townsville is just as bad a the moment -  we have 12-15yo indigenous brats stealing cars and ramming police cars. If they crash, they leave their injured mates in the car and run. Usually off their face from chroming.
You cannot leave your doors unlocked even if you are home. Work colleague a while back had his keys & wallet stolen of the kitchen bench while he watched TV a few metres away. 
One neighbour in her eighties had a stranger come to the door recently waving a bit of wood and demand that she let him in.
The drug dealer two doors down from us has been raided numerous times but not jailed. A few weeks ago, a disgruntled acquaintance of his was yelling in the street at him and throwing rocks through his win
His mate over the road has been jailed previously on drugs & weapons charges. Last night there was an ambulance & three police cars at that place. Haven't heard what happened yet.

UK bloke riding around the world clocking up 11,000kms through Europe and Asia had his bike stolen.....where? ....in Townsville of course.

Last September we drove through from Toowoomba to Sunshine Coast via Esk & Kilcoy. Coming into the Sunshine Coast from the south west there are some really nice spots in that area.

Once the last kid finishes school.....might be time for a tree change. I am a bit over Townsville.
Every town in Australia with a high indigenous population has this problem, Look at towns like Taree, Kempsey, Amidale, Dubbo,Brewarrina just to name a few
 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on January 23, 2019, 01:31:44 PM
Never mind that. A scumbag assaults and kills a young woman after getting off a tram. They catch him and now their worried about what could happen to him if he is incarcerated. Why, because of his age and his ethnic origin. I say put him in the worst place they can find and let the big boys sort him out. If he doesn't come back out all the better for us. Pitty that will  never happen, all the do-gooder soft c***s and judges will make sure it can't happen to him.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2019, 01:32:33 PM
Never mind that. A scumbag assaults and kills an you woman after getting off a tram. They catch him and now their worried about what could happen to him if he is incarcerated. Why, because of his age and his ethnic origin. I say put him in the worst place they can find and let the big boys sort him out. If he doesn't come back out all the better for us.
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on January 23, 2019, 02:23:02 PM
Have a watch of the cctv of a he now a she grub that attacked 2 with a axe inside a 24 hr store and another person outside as he/she departed. Unbeliveable! Happened in 2017 and recently found guilty of 3 x attempted murder basicilly. Yep, very serious crime, will be out in 2 years!!  That will teach he/she drug effected low life...
Kevin
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bunyip on January 23, 2019, 05:59:04 PM
After over 20 years with one insurer, having all our policies (4 x cars comprehensive, 4 x cars comprehensive, 2 x trailers, house, contents, premium roadside, etc...) we have changed to RACT and saved a bundle. RACT didn't even have any stupid new member deal.

Previous insurer was befuddled when we told them they were loosing out business.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on January 23, 2019, 07:08:24 PM
Well it seems Innisfail's controversially named "The Battered Wife" fish & chip shop is set to close.

The owner is a former policewoman who named it to raise awareness of domestic violence.
It seems not everyone appreciated the name.

Funny how a so-called 'anti-abuse' organisation can threaten to throw bricks through a business window over a name. Also accused her of child exploitation. Sounds like they specialise in abuse and bullying to me ???
Why wasn't that cowardly organisation named in the article I wonder?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-22/battered-wife-fish-chip-shop-owner-says-forced-to-sell/10737816 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-22/battered-wife-fish-chip-shop-owner-says-forced-to-sell/10737816)
You can’t tell me she didn’t pick the name in the hope of getting some publicity. It was a stupid name to begin with.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: austastar on January 23, 2019, 08:44:26 PM
Hi,
   They doth protest too much, methinks!
Cheers

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 24, 2019, 09:03:04 AM
Seems the shop owner will be charged for detaining the thief. 

Same thing happened on the GC a while back https://au.news.yahoo.com/shop-owner-charged-allegedly-punching-13yo-ice-cream-thief-131717680.html (https://au.news.yahoo.com/shop-owner-charged-allegedly-punching-13yo-ice-cream-thief-131717680.html)

In the ed though, the shop keeper was let off & the little bitch was charged! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2019, 05:21:54 PM
anyone noticed TV commercials dont even try anymore... so ****in cheap and nasty and pathetic.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on January 24, 2019, 08:36:03 PM
anyone noticed TV commercials dont even try anymore... so ****in cheap and nasty and pathetic.
Even worse Clive is now advertising in Melbourne.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2019, 09:01:15 PM
Even worse Clive is now advertising in Melbourne.
has been for a while, billboards now in dandenong too
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 25, 2019, 08:51:08 AM
Same thing happened on the GC a while back https://au.news.yahoo.com/shop-owner-charged-allegedly-punching-13yo-ice-cream-thief-131717680.html (https://au.news.yahoo.com/shop-owner-charged-allegedly-punching-13yo-ice-cream-thief-131717680.html)

In the ed though, the shop keeper was let off & the little bitch was charged! ;D ;D ;D

Yeah, pretty sad if he was let off eh. Imagine the hew and outcry if someone off here's kid pinched an ice cream or a coke and got the crap belted out of them like that. Or even as adults, when they taste test a couple of grapes in the fruit and veg section, as I have seen people do in the local Coles.

I reckon some parents would be up in arms if their kids just got yelled at for doing something similar.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: AllanK on January 25, 2019, 09:02:41 AM
Previous insurer was befuddled when we told them they were loosing out business.

I recognise her..😀
When one of her compatriots sent our recent premium to us, lo and behold it had gone up again. $300 this year and no claim in excess of ten years. Received the obligatory call and they rdeduced the premium once again. WTF. No use changing this year. Blah blah blah..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bunyip on January 25, 2019, 09:29:03 AM
I recognise her..😀
When one of her compatriots sent our recent premium to us, lo and behold it had gone up again. $300 this year and no claim in excess of ten years. Received the obligatory call and they rdeduced the premium once again. WTF. No use changing this year. Blah blah blah..

Our previous guys had our house in a bushfire zone and would not reconsider. New insurer said "Yeah 15 years ago that would have been bushfire zone but not now"
Previous guys were not reducing the premiums under any circumstances.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on January 25, 2019, 11:12:18 AM
Our previous guys had our house in a bushfire zone and would not reconsider. New insurer said "Yeah 15 years ago that would have been bushfire zone but not now"
Previous guys were not reducing the premiums under any circumstances.
our house insurance company recently added us into a flood zone and were jacking up our premiums hugely due to that (think it was an $800 increase)...it never flooded at our place in 1974 or 2010 / 2011 when half of Brisbane was under water, if we get flooded most of Brisbane will be under water...strangely enough we changed insurers.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on January 25, 2019, 11:55:59 AM
our house insurance company recently added us into a flood zone and were jacking up our premiums hugely due to that (think it was an $800 increase)...it never flooded at our place in 1974 or 2010 / 2011 when half of Brisbane was under water, if we get flooded most of Brisbane will be under water...strangely enough we changed insurers.

Our mob tried that after 2011. During my phone call to one of their advisers, I asked whether her office was in a high rise in Brissie. When she replied in the affirmative, I then asked at which level, to which the reply was 24th.
I then advised her that if we ever flooded and she was at work, then she would drown at her desk. Surprisingly, they accepted my explanation.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 11:59:16 AM
our house insurance company recently added us into a flood zone and were jacking up our premiums hugely due to that (think it was an $800 increase)...it never flooded at our place in 1974 or 2010 / 2011 when half of Brisbane was under water, if we get flooded most of Brisbane will be under water...strangely enough we changed insurers.
same to a bloke in our club increasing by $1500!

Whats funnier is that his rental at Chelsea is on Port Phillip Bay - if his place floods, 3/4 of the country is ****ed

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chelsea+VIC+3196/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chelsea+VIC+3196/data=)!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad672a7ee65f51b:0x5045675218ce120?ved=2ahUKEwipptzC6ofgAhVLq48KHY0ODYQQ8gEwCnoECAMQBA
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 25, 2019, 05:30:51 PM
same to a bloke in our club increasing by $1500!

Whats funnier is that his rental at Chelsea is on Port Phillip Bay - if his place floods, 3/4 of the country is ****ed

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chelsea+VIC+3196/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chelsea+VIC+3196/data=)!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad672a7ee65f51b:0x5045675218ce120?ved=2ahUKEwipptzC6ofgAhVLq48KHY0ODYQQ8gEwCnoECAMQBA
Same here. Our council added us to a flood zone. When’s it ever flooded here? Never

My mate who works at the council justified it and said “well we plan for the 100 year flood which is due soon.” Right


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: OldPaj on January 25, 2019, 07:36:01 PM
Australian of The Year

What BS, two blokes that did a one of act overseas receive the Australian of The Year award.

Absolute nothings in Australian terms compared to the other 7 nominees.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 08:06:38 PM
Quote from: OldPaj
Australian of The Year

What BS, two blokes that did a one of act overseas receive the Australian of The Year award.

Absolute nothings in Australian terms compared to the other 7 nominees.
your surprised? IM surprised its someone who lives in the country...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on January 25, 2019, 08:10:18 PM
your surprised? IM surprised its someone who lives in the country...

I'm suprised that they have given to 2 white Anglo- Saxon middle aged heterosexual males.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on January 25, 2019, 08:47:15 PM
Australian of The Year

What BS, two blokes that did a one of act overseas receive the Australian of The Year award.

Absolute nothings in Australian terms compared to the other 7 nominees.
yep.... what they did was awesome, but several other nominees were more deserving of the win IMO. Gotta say though,  I rarely ever agree with who the final winner of Australian of the year is most times, they always seem to choose a one off thing or someone who has only been doing whatever for about a year at most, or a sports person of some description. It feels like rarely does someone that has dedicated themselves for an extended period to a worthy cause, win the big gong....it's more  like a sports person doing a bit of community work on the side, or someone made big in the news (ie: this years winner or Rosie Batty for example) has more of a chance of winning then them.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 08:51:51 PM
Quote from: OldPaj
Australian of The Year
What BS, two blokes that did a one of act overseas receive the Australian of The Year award.
Absolute nothings in Australian terms compared to the other 7 nominees.

Just thinking about it - it will sell papers with the controversy - AND get people talking about an award nobody gives 1/2 a **** about .. see its working


oh and agree with Rummy... rarely think the winner deserves it, although I think all the behind th scene things Rose Batty does is worth while for other families who have their kids murdered by spouse.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on January 25, 2019, 08:57:02 PM
Just thinking about it - it will sell papers with the controversy - AND get people talking about an award nobody gives 1/2 a **** about .. see its working


oh and agree with Rummy... rarely think the winner deserves it, although I think all the behind th scene things Rose Batty does is worth while for other families who have their kids murdered by spouse.
yes I agree, she does some great work like all the other nominees do (they are much better people then myself)...but I believe that year there were much more deserving winners of the big gong then her.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 08:58:43 PM
Another woman judge.... another woeful sentence

FOUR years? Yet the Ballarat bus driver got 5 yrs...

Quote
The County Court Judge sentenced an 18-year-old man, who was 17 at the time of the crime, to a minimum four years in jail, with a maximum of six.

Keith Stevens was knocked off his motorcycle when the teenager, driving a stolen BMW with three friends, failed to give way at an intersection in a residential street in Mitcham on November 8, 2017.

Instead of stopping, the teen accelerated, trapping Mr Stevens and his bike under the BMW.

Mr Stevens was dragged for 85 metres over seven seconds before the fuel tank ruptured, creating an intense petrol and oil fire under the car.

Mr Stevens, a Scottish migrant, suffered burns to 80 per cent of his body and died in hospital the next day.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/judge-breaks-down-as-she-jails-teen-for-motorbike-rider-s-death-20190125-p50tmv.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/judge-breaks-down-as-she-jails-teen-for-motorbike-rider-s-death-20190125-p50tmv.html)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 25, 2019, 09:55:43 PM
Bird, they don't have to be 'Female' Judges to produce a woefully inadequate result.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on January 26, 2019, 08:32:17 AM
Lost all respect for the legal system many years ago. If your a victim of crime your also a victim of the judicial system. Punishments  handed out are not harsh enough for the crimes which makes the judges worse then the criminals.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2019, 09:36:13 AM
yep.... what they did was awesome, but several other nominees were more deserving of the win IMO. Gotta say though,  I rarely ever agree with who the final winner of Australian of the year is most times, they always seem to choose a one off thing or someone who has only been doing whatever for about a year at most, or a sports person of some description. It feels like rarely does someone that has dedicated themselves for an extended period to a worthy cause, win the big gong....it's more  like a sports person doing a bit of community work on the side, or someone made big in the news (ie: this years winner or Rosie Batty for example) has more of a chance of winning then them.

You're spot on there Rummy :'(

Just saw this article which also backs you up!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/order-of-australia-award-for-doing-your-job/10746294 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/order-of-australia-award-for-doing-your-job/10746294)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 26, 2019, 12:44:08 PM
I would like to burn alive the **** that invented those "reCAPTCHA' things... click all the ****in cars, click all the ****in traffic ****in lights and bullShit
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: duggie on January 28, 2019, 11:39:48 AM
Bloody coppers are booking motorists in the Cairns area for driving through flood water .

These people have not driven through a Road Closed sign , they have not been speeding , they have not driven in water that is greater that the vehicles manufacturers recommended wading depths .

The coppers are stating the slogan " If it is flooded forget it " and is heard to say that this slogan is law .

The drivers have been booked for Driving  with undue care and attention . If I were one of those who has been booked , I would be contesting the booking in court .

This is nothing but police harassment and fund raising .


https://www.facebook.com/7NewsCairns/videos/2201732640096161/UzpfSTcyNjA3NjkwNDpWSzoyMTYxMjQ0MzAwNTgwNTU2/?comment_id=2161270847244568&notif_id=1548631375067372&notif_t=group_comment_reply (https://www.facebook.com/7NewsCairns/videos/2201732640096161/UzpfSTcyNjA3NjkwNDpWSzoyMTYxMjQ0MzAwNTgwNTU2/?comment_id=2161270847244568&notif_id=1548631375067372&notif_t=group_comment_reply)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on January 28, 2019, 01:40:29 PM
The car might be capable of driving through the water but I have to wonder if the driver of the car is.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2019, 02:46:54 PM
cant see this working..

Using Windows 7 was meant to be free, but shortly after announcing new monthly charges for Windows 10, Microsoftconfirmed it would also be introducing monthly fees for Windows 7 and “the price will increase each year”. Understandably, there has been a lot of anger so let’s look at why has Microsoft done this, who it affects and what the future looks like for Windows 7 users… 

News of the monthly fees was quietly announced near the bottom of a September 6th Microsoft blog post called “Helping customers shift to a modern desktop”. While the title may grate, look closely and there is actually one crumb of comfort.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on January 28, 2019, 05:49:10 PM
Bloody coppers are booking motorists in the Cairns area for driving through flood water .

These people have not driven through a Road Closed sign , they have not been speeding , they have not driven in water that is greater that the vehicles manufacturers recommended wading depths .

The coppers are stating the slogan " If it is flooded forget it " and is heard to say that this slogan is law .

The drivers have been booked for Driving  with undue care and attention . If I were one of those who has been booked , I would be contesting the booking in court .

This is nothing but police harassment and fund raising .


https://www.facebook.com/7NewsCairns/videos/2201732640096161/UzpfSTcyNjA3NjkwNDpWSzoyMTYxMjQ0MzAwNTgwNTU2/?comment_id=2161270847244568&notif_id=1548631375067372&notif_t=group_comment_reply (https://www.facebook.com/7NewsCairns/videos/2201732640096161/UzpfSTcyNjA3NjkwNDpWSzoyMTYxMjQ0MzAwNTgwNTU2/?comment_id=2161270847244568&notif_id=1548631375067372&notif_t=group_comment_reply)

I thought this a while ago. Where we are, we have seasonal signs that state "Water over Road". So, if I drive through that, am I driving on a flooded road? Does the water have to be flowing? Does the water have to be above axle height? What if your vehicle has a 700 mm wading height? Another "Open to Interpretation" law. I reckon the bloke in the tilly was ok, someone in a Corolla, not so much. I have no beef with drivers getting pinged for disobeying a "Road Closed" sign or lawful instruction but, whose interpretation is it. A bloke who has driven his fourby  for years or a young connie brought up on rice burners.
Driver attitude is always a big factor, too.

Personally, I wouldn't drive through fast flowing water over a foot deep i.e. 300 mm. Ivanhoe crossing had me puckering a bit.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on January 28, 2019, 06:32:13 PM
Was in the water helping at nippers yesterday, and got poleaxed by three waves in quick succession...

I now no longer own a pair of sunglasses :(

The whole squad looked for them, but I suspect there's now a dolphin swimming around Port Phillip Bay wearing prescription sunnies...

Feck it - it's usually a calm beach...

No idea what to replace them with, as the frame was 15 years old, and on set of lenses 6 or 7...

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on January 29, 2019, 05:50:09 AM
Was in the water helping at nippers yesterday, and got poleaxed by three waves in quick succession...

I now no longer own a pair of sunglasses :(

The whole squad looked for them, but I suspect there's now a dolphin swimming around Port Phillip Bay wearing prescription sunnies...

Feck it - it's usually a calm beach...

No idea what to replace them with, as the frame was 15 years old, and on set of lenses 6 or 7...

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Three waves? Was it the ferry going in or out, they set up a really crap wake, usually a series of three goes right across the bay

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 29, 2019, 06:58:47 AM
cant see this working..

Using Windows 7 was meant to be free, but shortly after announcing new monthly charges for Windows 10, Microsoftconfirmed it would also be introducing monthly fees for Windows 7 and “the price will increase each year”. Understandably, there has been a lot of anger so let’s look at why has Microsoft done this, who it affects and what the future looks like for Windows 7 users…

News of the monthly fees was quietly announced near the bottom of a September 6th Microsoft blog post called “Helping customers shift to a modern desktop”. While the title may grate, look closely and there is actually one crumb of comfort.

Sorry, Bird, but what on Earth are you talking about ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on January 29, 2019, 07:37:46 AM
Lost all respect for the legal system many years ago. If your a victim of crime your also a victim of the judicial system. Punishments  handed out are not harsh enough for the crimes which makes the judges worse then the criminals.
Meanwhile over in the mother country this sort of thing is going on....

Quote
Two brothers involved in a high-speed crash that killed four people have been jailed.
Elliott Bower, 19, was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison for causing the crash. He was behind the wheel of a stolen car at the time, and was on the run from the police.
His 23-year-old brother Declan, and passenger Mason Cartledge, now 18, were each sentenced to seven years and 10 months for their involvement in the crash, which happened in Sheffield on 9 November.

The Bower brothers were wanted by police at the time of the crash, and had earlier posted a picture of themselves on social media with the caption "f* da police".

During sentencing, Judge Jeremy Richardson said the trio were part of a "miserably inadequate group of deeply malevolent local criminals".

The judge also questioned the maximum jail terms that can be handed out in death by dangerous driving cases - and suggested that "exceptional, serious" cases may be deserving of longer jail terms than the current maximum of 14 years.

Can’t say I’ve ever heard of our spineless judges making similar comments lately.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on January 29, 2019, 07:59:40 AM
Can’t say I’ve ever heard of our spineless judges making similar comments lately.

Can we poach him?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2019, 08:16:22 AM
Sorry, Bird, but what on Earth are you talking about ???
seems fairly self explanatory ...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/09/15/microsoft-windows-7-monthly-charge-windows-10-free-upgrade-cost-2/#2748180a40b0 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/09/15/microsoft-windows-7-monthly-charge-windows-10-free-upgrade-cost-2/#2748180a40b0)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/06/helping-customers-shift-to-a-modern-desktop/ (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/06/helping-customers-shift-to-a-modern-desktop/)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on January 29, 2019, 09:03:23 AM
So Bird give me some advice. Im not super tech savy, but have a bit of an idea on the computer. Havent turned PC on for 6 months, but it does get used on occasions, and is needed.
Dont want Apple, don't want to pay licensing, so whats my options.
What open sourced systems are there, and what are the pros and cons of any?

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2019, 09:33:45 AM
Quote from: glenm64
So Bird give me some advice. Im not super tech savy, but have a bit of an idea on the computer. Havent turned PC on for 6 months, but it does get used on occasions, and is needed.
Dont want Apple, don't want to pay licensing, so whats my options.
What open sourced systems are there, and what are the pros and cons of any?

Cheers Glen
Pick a flavour of Linux, download it, and start learning - some are easier than others.. Some have a real good Graphic interfacce like Windows, then download Open office - free Office, not as powerful as MS version, but 90% of people dont use 1/2 of what Office can do.

https://fossbytes.com/best-linux-desktop-environments/ (https://fossbytes.com/best-linux-desktop-environments/)
https://www.ubuntupit.com/best-linux-desktop-environment-reviewed-and-compared/ (https://www.ubuntupit.com/best-linux-desktop-environment-reviewed-and-compared/)



There are a few LINUX boffins on here who will have recommendations of which flavour to use
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on January 29, 2019, 09:37:39 AM
So Bird give me some advice. Im not super tech savy, but have a bit of an idea on the computer. Havent turned PC on for 6 months, but it does get used on occasions, and is needed.
Dont want Apple, don't want to pay licensing, so whats my options.
What open sourced systems are there, and what are the pros and cons of any?

Cheers Glen



Linux, some are easy, some are hard, 99% are free, download, burn an "iso image" to disk, and try them out.

search for "linux desktop"
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on January 29, 2019, 09:41:54 AM
Are there security issues with open source operating systems?
Or are they like the evil MS with updates etc

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2019, 09:48:30 AM
Quote from: glenm64
Are there security issues with open source operating systems?
Or are they like the evil MS with updates etc

The only real secure computer is one that is not connected to the outside world or any other computer at all. :)

Any computer can be hacked, or phuqt no matter what OS.. Linux is highly regarded, not as it was 20 odd yrs ago a back yard OS.

Dell and IBM at one stage started releasing new laptops at one time with Linux as an option... shame they didnt keep going.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on January 29, 2019, 10:05:07 AM
Here's a bit more info for you Glenm
https://itsfoss.com/best-linux-beginners/
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on January 29, 2019, 10:40:15 AM
Thanks Xcvator, very helpful article.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on January 29, 2019, 11:36:50 AM
I would suggest if you're coming from Windows, then Linux Mint is the easiest transition, and based on Ubuntu.  If you're coming from Mac, then Ubuntu is quite good as a transition.

If you're prepared to take a little bit of time, and don't need the S&G, then I prefer Ubuntu.  It's probably the most mainstream desktop Linux distribution at the moment, I've not found any common hardware it doesn't recognise, and it runs very well on older hardware

Elementary OS is pretty much an open source Mac in appearance

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 29, 2019, 01:06:45 PM
I've been running various versions of Linux Mint for quite a while now, and it does everything I want to do, except for one program that I have on a windows lappy, that Linux just can't compete with "MediaMonkey Gold" My whinge is that I still have to keep a windows computer, just for one prog.

Current Mint I'm running is Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64bit, on an older Toshiba L-50. And Libre Office is what I use on both windows and Linux laptops.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on January 29, 2019, 02:17:25 PM
I've been running various versions of Linux Mint for quite a while now, and it does everything I want to do, except for one program that I have on a windows lappy, that Linux just can't compete with "MediaMonkey Gold" My whinge is that I still have to keep a windows computer, just for one prog.

Current Mint I'm running is Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64bit, on an older Toshiba L-50. And Libre Office is what I use on both windows and Linux laptops.
What language are you guys using? I just open my laptop, type in my password and there is good old google.  ;D   Kevin
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on January 29, 2019, 03:30:25 PM
Same here. Our council added us to a flood zone. When’s it ever flooded here? Never

My mate who works at the council justified it and said “well we plan for the 100 year flood which is due soon.” Right


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Mate, it's not a 1 in a 100 year flood..... it's a 1 in a 100 chance that a flood could occur of that size... sounds pedantic but the 1st one should only occur once in a 100 years, the other COULD happen twice in a month!!


Hem
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2019, 03:54:22 PM
Quote from: HEM19X
... but the 1st one should only occur once in a 100 years, the other COULD happen twice in a month!!
and nether will ever happen....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on January 29, 2019, 04:05:02 PM
Mate, it's not a 1 in a 100 year flood..... it's a 1 in a 100 chance that a flood could occur of that size... sounds pedantic but the 1st one should only occur once in a 100 years, the other COULD happen twice in a month!!


Hem
What it’s based on? Their modelling? Because it hasn’t happened (which is why it wasn’t a flood zone in the first place).

It’s funny because we had to fight with council for 2 years to get a large tree removed from our front nature strip after we had some branches fall on our front yard. It was okay for them to say the tree was healthy, but did they consider that the branches COULD injure someone just like it COULD apparently flood. We only had it removed recently after our council was criticised in the coroners court.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MarkGU on January 29, 2019, 04:36:15 PM
My rant.

Rules made for some people and a different set made for others. ::)

And they think one doesn't notice these things. :-\

They think they are doing the right thing inside their little world i guess. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MDS69 on January 29, 2019, 07:24:10 PM
My rant is at the pecker head who on Friday night around 9.45 arrived at the caravan park we were staying at (please don’t judge me it was a necessity) that proceeded to lower his stabiliser legs with a battery impact gun.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on January 29, 2019, 11:59:59 PM
So Bird give me some advice. Im not super tech savy, but have a bit of an idea on the computer. Havent turned PC on for 6 months, but it does get used on occasions, and is needed.
Dont want Apple, don't want to pay licensing, so whats my options.
What open sourced systems are there, and what are the pros and cons of any?
Another option to throw into the mix might be a Chromebook, probably not for everyone but given your usage, it might be a good fit.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 30, 2019, 08:09:18 AM
seems fairly self explanatory ...

Thanks - didn't know anything at all about it.

& I reckon 90% of just normal PC users out there don't either :o
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on January 30, 2019, 08:45:15 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
Thanks - didn't know anything at all about it.
& I reckon 90% of just normal PC users out there don't either :o

I've been trying to figure out how they will police this, or charge for it...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on January 30, 2019, 09:01:16 AM
and nether will ever happen....

Maybe not in Melbourne BUT we have had 2 very large [not 1/100 but close] in one month..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 30, 2019, 09:02:48 AM
I've been trying to figure out how they will police this, or charge for it...

First thought was that they were only talking about Enterprise users, but it seems like they mean everybody ???

& I'd guess it'd be like any of the paid anti-virus programs - you pay for 12 months use then have to pay again or it doesn't work anymore ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on January 30, 2019, 09:02:57 AM
What it’s based on? Their modelling? Because it hasn’t happened (which is why it wasn’t a flood zone in the first place).

It’s funny because we had to fight with council for 2 years to get a large tree removed from our front nature strip after we had some branches fall on our front yard. It was okay for them to say the tree was healthy, but did they consider that the branches COULD injure someone just like it COULD apparently flood. We only had it removed recently after our council was criticised in the coroners court.


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As I said, just trying to clarify the 1/100 flood issue, nothing more.

Hem
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on January 30, 2019, 10:18:21 AM
First thought was that they were only talking about Enterprise users, but it seems like they mean everybody ???

& I'd guess it'd be like any of the paid anti-virus programs - you pay for 12 months use then have to pay again or it doesn't work anymore ???

You'll still be able run the software, just not get updates without payment.

I still run 7 and have no intention of moving.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bkim on January 30, 2019, 11:32:46 PM
I was told by a friend who is in IT support with a company in Britain, the charge is for professional support with access to early updates and immediate advice on any known issue that arise from them, the cost is for business and companies and according to him, normal users are not going to be charged.

Windows 10 is now regarded as a service as stated in previous post, but is supposed to be covered when you purchase a retail version of windows or an OEM installation preloaded on a new system.

He did specify this is what they have been told, but also commented Microsoft have been known to be rather casual with the facts occasionally, so I guess we will see what happens in the future as I think windows 10 has now surpassed win7 as the main operating system in use

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on January 31, 2019, 08:04:27 AM
I was told by a friend who is in IT support with a company in Britain, the charge is for professional support with access to early updates and immediate advice on any known issue that arise from them, the cost is for business and companies and according to him, normal users are not going to be charged.

Windows 10 is now regarded as a service as stated in previous post, but is supposed to be covered when you purchase a retail version of windows or an OEM installation preloaded on a new system.

Yeah, from chatting on a more tech forum, seems like this may be right, so we'll see.

Quote
He did specify this is what they have been told, but also commented Microsoft have been known to be rather casual with the facts occasionally, so I guess we will see what happens in the future as I think windows 10 has now surpassed win7 as the main operating system in use

That would probably be right, as the turnover for most computers / laptops would probably only be 3-4 years ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 31, 2019, 09:34:37 AM
Yeah, from chatting on a more tech forum, seems like this may be right, so we'll see.

That would probably be right, as the turnover for most computers / laptops would probably only be 3-4 years ???

Unless you're a tightarse like some of us, that find running Linux Mint on a 10yr old Toshy works quite well.  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on January 31, 2019, 01:53:05 PM
Well at least Sydney airport are being polite about it now.
Just announced they saw 3 clouds on the horizon and they’re preparing to shut down and wreck most of the air travel around Australia for the rest of the day.

Maybe there’s some safety issues with hot sunny afternoons.....

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on January 31, 2019, 02:04:03 PM
Well at least Sydney airport are being polite about it now.
Just announced they saw 3 clouds on the horizon and they’re preparing to shut down and wreck most of the air travel around Australia for the rest of the day.

Maybe there’s some safety issues with hot sunny afternoons.....

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Remember what happened the last time you tried to control Sydneys air space

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on January 31, 2019, 02:07:25 PM
Remember what happened the last time you tried to control Sydneys air space

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Yeah, but at least I’m venting in the right place this time. ;)

I took a photo of the bright blue sky to prove my point, but it actually made Sydney look nice, so kept that one to my self.... :P

Looks like I’ll be on my way before they shut it down this time.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 31, 2019, 02:23:49 PM
Ya Wally !! Theyre not shutting it down because of the rain clouds,  its because of the High Fire danger, the Airport might be getting danger close to spontaneously  combusting  and burn down
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on January 31, 2019, 07:05:21 PM
##@@&*%$$#@!    kids, Wont listen know everything been there done that, Supposed to get smarter as they get older NOT the other way round .
"  What would I know about cars " Only Grew up with a mechanic do anything dad as my teacher, only been around / repaired / pulled apart worked on them most of my life, since I was three . What would I know !!
What part of its a Shite Box that has problems that she already knows of and yet still wants me to help  fund the bottomless mechanical Shite pit that Im not happy about, Doesn't  she understand .
Got a decent not flash reliable car already KEEP IT !! . Uuuggghhh .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on January 31, 2019, 07:51:17 PM
Driving to work this morning I pulled up next to an L-plater. In the passenger seat was a woman who I assume was him mum completely focussed on her mobile phone. Aside from the bad example she was obviously setting for the young fella given that she was meant to be concentrating on supervising, it made me wonder if it is also illegal.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 01, 2019, 05:57:47 AM
Only 3 more days of freedom left now before I start my colonoscopy clean out.
Monday morning, i start ingesting some horrible fluids that will go through me like a Polaris missile.

I get to Shit myself to death for 2 days, before a box brownie gets rammed up my blurter for a photography session.

I'll be too scared to go very far from the crapper..... 2 days of Shittin and a sore arse... wow, can't wait. :-[
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 01, 2019, 06:06:23 AM
And just think, you didnt have to fly to Bali Too, Win win right there Kev   ;D ;D     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywmoOTYCCiw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywmoOTYCCiw)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 01, 2019, 08:02:39 AM
Only 3 more days of freedom left now before I start my colonoscopy clean out.
Monday morning, i start ingesting some horrible fluids that will go through me like a Polaris missile.

I get to Shit myself to death for 2 days, before a box brownie gets rammed up my blurter for a photography session.

I'll be too scared to go very far from the crapper..... 2 days of Shittin and a sore arse... wow, can't wait. :-[

Having had one in Dec I say with tongue firmly in cheek, ENJOY! ;D ;D ;D

Hopefully the results will be all good.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2019, 08:42:17 AM
****s.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Mace on February 01, 2019, 09:07:34 AM
****s.


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 :'(   Thanks for sharing.

Brian Prothero was certainly a local legend and a really top bloke. Gave a lot of assistance to travellers and locals alike.

http://www.highcountryadventuretours.com.au/the-gap-getaway-mcadams-gap/ (http://www.highcountryadventuretours.com.au/the-gap-getaway-mcadams-gap/)

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2019, 09:11:18 AM
Quote from: Mace
:'(   Thanks for sharing.

Brian Prothero was certainly a local legend and a really top bloke. Gave a lot of assistance to travellers and locals alike.

http://www.highcountryadventuretours.com.au/the-gap-getaway-mcadams-gap/ (http://www.highcountryadventuretours.com.au/the-gap-getaway-mcadams-gap/)


Agree Mace.. never heard a bad word.

Still trying to figure out why someone would cut it down...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on February 01, 2019, 09:11:52 AM
Only 3 more days of freedom left now before I start my colonoscopy clean out.
Monday morning, i start ingesting some horrible fluids that will go through me like a Polaris missile.

I get to Shit myself to death for 2 days, before a box brownie gets rammed up my blurter for a photography session.

I'll be too scared to go very far from the crapper..... 2 days of Shittin and a sore arse... wow, can't wait. :-[

The local specialist here now offers and prefers, the full rectal flush.  Go in the afternoon before get flushed out then next morning off for the photo shoot.  No drinking prep. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2019, 09:14:58 AM
Only 3 more days of freedom left now before I start my colonoscopy clean out.
Monday morning, i start ingesting some horrible fluids that will go through me like a Polaris missile.

I get to Shit myself to death for 2 days, before a box brownie gets rammed up my blurter for a photography session.

I'll be too scared to go very far from the crapper..... 2 days of Shittin and a sore arse... wow, can't wait. :-[

Mine was nothing like all the stories I'd heard like this.
Don't eat much for day or so before, drink heaps of water....
Then the drink was a lemon powder stuff mixed in water, and there wasn't any near misses or destroyed bonds at all.

Wasn't happy when I went back few weeks later for results and he handed me some photos of up me ginger... certainly not my good side. :(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 02, 2019, 05:01:27 PM


Wasn't happy when I went back few weeks later for results and he handed me some photos of up me ginger... certainly not my good side. :(
This is worthless without pictures,
Roflmao :cheer:




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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 02, 2019, 05:06:45 PM
This is worthless without pictures,
Roflmao :cheer:




they were Shithouse photos :P
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 02, 2019, 05:08:58 PM
they were Shithouse photos
Ahahahaha :cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on February 02, 2019, 08:58:11 PM
If I get my hands on the farker who had a go at breaking into my canopy last night... Two farked locks from screwdriver and hammer by the looks of it... Only next to the fridge...

Hate to think how far carryboy are going to bend me over for lock barrels

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 03, 2019, 08:53:27 AM
If I get my hands on the farker who had a go at breaking into my canopy last night... Two farked locks from screwdriver and hammer by the looks of it... Only next to the fridge...

Hate to think how far carryboy are going to bend me over for lock barrels

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Grrrrr :(

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 04, 2019, 11:02:27 AM
I don't get the Shits too often, but some F***stick dumped 3 cattle dog pups out front early this morning.

We ended with one at the back door crying while two ended up over the road.

The lady over the road reckons she knows who dumped them too.... as he's moving this week.

So, I figured, RSPCA would be a better bet for the pups (about 8 weeks old) rather than the dog pound.
Lady over the road decides to keep one, so I bundled 'em into some carry cages and got onto google.

Nearest RSPCA is Toowoomba and they open at 9am.
I rock up at 9:20 and the sign says they open at 10am.

Managed to con a volunteer to let me in and i'm told by the boss, I have to take the dogs back to the Lockyer Valley to the pound.
By now, both have taken a dump in the cages on the towels and then proceeded to roll around in it. (Dumb Pups)

ME.... "Well, that's not gunna happen i'm sorry"
HER.. *Well, you'll just have to"

ME.... "Look, I've just driven for nearly an hour to give these little guys their best chance at life"
         "You want 'em in the pound, you take 'em.
HER...."Well, we can't that i'm sorry"

ME....."OK, here's the drill, i'm gunna open both cages and let the dogs out and go home."
         "If they're going to the Lockyer Valley, it isn't with me.... do we understand each other clearly."

They removed the pups, washed them and the cages and I came home and hopefully the little pups will end up in a nice place.

How friggin hard does it have to be to help two 8 week old pups.


Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2019, 01:44:10 PM
Sitting in an office in Regents Shithole Park with no air conditioner.. its about 50 in here...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 04, 2019, 02:13:25 PM
Brisbane?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 04, 2019, 02:19:04 PM
I don't get the Shits too often, but some F***stick dumped 3 cattle dog pups out front early this morning.

We ended with one at the back door crying while two ended up over the road.

The lady over the road reckons she knows who dumped them too.... as he's moving this week.

So, I figured, RSPCA would be a better bet for the pups (about 8 weeks old) rather than the dog pound.
Lady over the road decides to keep one, so I bundled 'em into some carry cages and got onto google.

Nearest RSPCA is Toowoomba and they open at 9am.
I rock up at 9:20 and the sign says they open at 10am.

Managed to con a volunteer to let me in and i'm told by the boss, I have to take the dogs back to the Lockyer Valley to the pound.
By now, both have taken a dump in the cages on the towels and then proceeded to roll around in it. (Dumb Pups)

ME.... "Well, that's not gunna happen i'm sorry"
HER.. *Well, you'll just have to"

ME.... "Look, I've just driven for nearly an hour to give these little guys their best chance at life"
         "You want 'em in the pound, you take 'em.
HER...."Well, we can't that i'm sorry"

ME....."OK, here's the drill, i'm gunna open both cages and let the dogs out and go home."
         "If they're going to the Lockyer Valley, it isn't with me.... do we understand each other clearly."

They removed the pups, washed them and the cages and I came home and hopefully the little pups will end up in a nice place.

How friggin hard does it have to be to help two 8 week old pups.

That's the caring RSPCA for you. I will not deal with them, they treated my wife very poorly once and made her feel like a criminal when we surrendered a dog 30 years ago due to a work move.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2019, 02:54:41 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Brisbane?

na Shitney... very exposed to not one store in the area without upside down AIRMAX on every shop front..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on February 04, 2019, 03:24:07 PM
na Shitney... very exposed to not one store in the area without upside down AIRMAX on every shop front..

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2019, 07:35:23 PM
how do people survive with FTA Tv
stuck in an absolute Shit hole motel in shtiney

choices
MKR
Im a pretend celebrity ****in shoot me
Suicidal at first site
Spying on the Royals
fresh off the boat
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on February 04, 2019, 07:44:05 PM
how do people survive with FTA Tv
stuck in an absolute Shit hole motel in shtiney

choices
MKR
Im a pretend celebrity ****in shoot me
Suicidal at first site
Spying on the Royals
fresh off the boat

No pub or club nearby??
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2019, 07:44:47 PM
No pub or club nearby??
nope, not in crawling distance :'(
there is hooters down the road, but I can buy a whole cow cheaper than their garlic bread :(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 04, 2019, 07:49:17 PM
nope, not in crawling distance :'(
there is hooters down the road, but I can buy a whole cow cheaper than their garlic bread :(

Rose Hill or Campbelltown?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2019, 07:54:49 PM
Quote from: rags
Rose Hill or Campbelltown?
Parramatta.
TV in room doesnt even have an input for me laptop and movie collection. watching Kingsman on laptop.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 04, 2019, 08:08:45 PM
Parramatta.

My old office was at Parramatta, use to love going there once a fortnight, loved it even better when I would leave about 2 hrs later.
The Sydney centre of multi cultural Australia.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on February 04, 2019, 08:14:17 PM
how do people survive with FTA Tv
We save all our hard earned money that doesn’t go to that prick Murdoch and do lots of cool things with our family..... :P
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2019, 08:17:29 PM
My old office was at Parramatta, use to love going there once a fortnight, loved it even better when I would leave about 2 hrs later.
The Sydney centre of multi cultural Australia.
it was this or Bankstown or Bass Hill, and several years ago bloke from work stayed at the Bass hill one and came out in morning to find a bullet hole in his car.


While at it - WTF is charging you to park your car after charging stupid rates for a room?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2019, 03:49:05 PM
These pre colonoscopy lean outs are just disgusting. >:(

If I wasn't so far into it now, i'd ring the hospital and tell 'em to cancel  it.
Be thet first and last time I ever do one of these while i'm standing above ground.

Not too much grosses me out, but Christ, ya get little or no warning.
If it wasn't for the tiny quiver ya butt gets, fukk me.

Opps, got another quiv
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2019, 04:03:43 PM
Back again.  ??? sort of.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 05, 2019, 04:29:30 PM
These pre colonoscopy lean outs are just disgusting. >:(

If I wasn't so far into it now, i'd ring the hospital and tell 'em to cancel  it.
Be thet first and last time I ever do one of these while i'm standing above ground.

Not too much grosses me out, but Christ, ya get little or no warning.
If it wasn't for the tiny quiver ya butt gets, fukk me.

Opps, got another quiv

Yep, quicker than a curry and faster than light!  :D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2019, 04:49:34 PM
It doesn't just come out.... it came out like a cannon.
The first "experience" was so violent I nearly shot a hole in the back of the can.

I wish the Shitter was fitted with mud flaps.

We've all had the squirts before, but bloody hell.

I followed Birds advice too, about eating bugger all in the lead up.

It stead just having a sore but, i'm hungry too now
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on February 05, 2019, 04:53:32 PM
It is something everyone should experience. Sitting there and just being amazed how well that stuff works. And just repeating to yourself - OMG OMG OMG. Have had a few of these and the last just a few weeks ago I had different prep. It really, and I mean really worked.
But seriously, the whole procedure is worth it, but very important to drink heaps of water. That gets it going!
 And yes, great photos to share.  ;D  Kevin
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on February 05, 2019, 07:18:09 PM
The Shitting isn't as bad as trying to drink the prep without bringing it all back up before it can do it's job to get squirted out. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 05, 2019, 07:34:30 PM
The Shitting isn't as bad as trying to drink the prep without bringing it all back up before it can do it's job to get squirted out.
the chalky stuff my old man used to talk about ???

my Dr told me PICOSALAX is what he uses... powder you mix in water, and its just like Gatorade. No pissass at all

followed this and was happy :)
https://www.directendoscopy.com.au/colonoscopy-patient-preparation (https://www.directendoscopy.com.au/colonoscopy-patient-preparation)
f your appointment is BEFORE 1:00pm

You are to have no solid foods, milk products or orange juice the whole day before your procedure. You may have clear fluids such as water, cordial, clear fruit juice, clear broth, black tea/coffee with sugar, jelly (not red), barley sugar lollies and soft drinks, Hydrolyte drinks, lemonade icy poles and honey. AVOID ALL DRINKS THAT ARE RED IN COLOUR. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to your procedure.         

Alternate your Fluids as above. You must drink a minimum of 3 litres of the above liquids throughout the day

    At 4pm add one sachet of PICOSALAX to a glass of water, stir and drink the solution over 30 minutes.
    At 6pm add one sachet of PICOSALAX to a glass of water, stir and drink the solution over 30 minutes
    At 8pm add one sachet of PICOSALAX to a glass of water, stir and drink the solution over 30 minutes
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on February 05, 2019, 07:43:26 PM
Whatever the Picoprep is.  May have the initial taste of Gatorade until you swallow then you feel like vomiting it straight back up.  Doesn't matter how much water you mix it in with.   
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Gazza00 on February 05, 2019, 09:29:11 PM
 And but the softest, softest date roll (s) that you can find  ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Freeride on February 05, 2019, 10:04:24 PM
I just received this from a mate and hope it is ok to share here; I'm having trouble removing the blank bit but worth a read anyhow.

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                I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy.

                A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a colour diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through Sydney.


                Then Andy explained the colonoscopy procedure to me in a thorough, reassuring and patient manner.

                I nodded thoughtfully, but I didn't really hear anything he said, because my brain was shrieking, 'HE'S GOING TO STICK A TUBE 17,000 FEET UP YOUR ARSE!'

                I left Andy's office with some written instructions, and a prescription for a product called 'MoviPrep,' which comes in a box large enough to hold a microwave oven. I will discuss MoviPrep in detail later; for now, suffice it to say that we must never allow it to fall into the hands of Australia's enemies.

                I spent the next several days productively sitting around being nervous.

                Then, on the day before my colonoscopy, I began my preparation. In accordance with my instructions, I didn't eat any solid food that day; all I had was chicken soup, which is basically water, only with less flavour.

                Then, in the evening, I took the MoviPrep. You mix two packets of powder together in a one-litre plastic jug, then you fill it with lukewarm water. (For those unfamiliar with the metric system, a litre is about 2 1/2 pints). Then you have to drink the whole jug. This takes about an hour, because MoviPrep tastes - and here I am being kind - like a mixture of goat spit and urinal cleanser, with just a hint of lemon.

                The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humour, state that after you drink it, 'a loose, watery bowel movement may result.'

                This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.

                MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic here, but, have you ever seen a space-shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt. You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, Shitting violently. You eliminate everything. And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another litre of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.

                After an action-packed evening, I finally got to sleep.

                The next morning my wife drove me to the clinic. I was very nervous. Not only was I worried about the procedure, but I had been experiencing occasional return bouts of MoviPrep Shitting. I was thinking, 'What if I Shit on Andy?' How do you apologize to a friend for something like that? Flowers would not be enough.

                At the clinic I had to sign many forms acknowledging that I understood and totally agreed with whatever the hell the forms said.

                Then they led me to a room full of other colonoscopy people, where I went inside a little curtained space and took off my clothes and put on one of those hospital garments designed by sadist perverts, the kind that, when you put it on, makes you feel even more naked than when you are actually naked.

                Then a nurse named Eddie put a little needle in a vein in my left hand. Ordinarily I would have fainted, but Eddie was very good, and I was already lying down. Eddie also told me that some people put vodka in their MoviPrep..

                At first I was pissed off that I hadn't thought of this, but then I pondered what would happen if you got yourself too hammered to make it to the bathroom, so you were staggering around in full Fire Hose Mode. You would have no choice but to burn your house

                When everything was ready, Eddie wheeled me into the procedure room, where Andy was waiting with a nurse and an anaesthesiologist. I did not see the 17,000-foot tube, but I knew Andy had it hidden around there somewhere. I was seriously nervous at this point..

                Andy had me roll over on my left side, and the anaesthesiologist began hooking something up to the needle in my hand.

                There was music playing in the room, and I realized that the song was 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA. I remarked to Andy that, of all the songs that could be playing during this particular procedure, 'Dancing Queen' had to be the least appropriate.

                'You want me to turn it up?' said Andy, from somewhere behind me...

                'Ha ha,' I said. And then it was time, the moment I had been dreading for more than a decade. If you are squeamish, prepare yourself, because I am going to tell you, in explicit detail, exactly what it was like.

                I have no idea. Really. I slept through it. One moment, ABBA was yelling 'Dancing Queen, feel the beat of the tambourine,' and the next moment, I was back in the other room, waking up in a very mellow mood.

                Andy was looking down at me and asking me how I felt. I felt excellent. I felt even more excellent when Andy told me that It was all over, and that my colon had passed with flying colours. I have never been prouder of an internal organ..


                On the subject of Colonoscopies...

                Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:

                1. Take it easy Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before.

                2. 'Find Lord Lucan yet?'

                3. 'Can you hear me NOW?'

                4. 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?'

                5. 'You know, in Glasgow, we're now legally married.'

                6. 'Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?'

                7. 'You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out...'

                8. 'Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!'

                9. 'If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!'

                10. 'Hey, Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.'

                11. 'You used to be an executive at Lehman’s Bank, didn't you?'


                And the best one of all:

                12. 'Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?'
Cheers , Richo.
                   

                 
                   

                 
                   

                 
                   

                 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on February 06, 2019, 06:14:25 AM

    At 4pm add one sachet of PICOSALAX to a glass of water, stir and drink the solution over 30 minutes.
    At 6pm add one sachet of PICOSALAX to a glass of water, stir and drink the solution over 30 minutes
    At 8pm add one sachet of PICOSALAX to a glass of water, stir and drink the solution over 30 minutes
Does this mean that you are up all night  :o sleeping on the Shitter or is there a delay?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on February 06, 2019, 06:16:30 AM
I just received this from a mate and hope it is ok to share here; I'm having trouble removing the blank bit but worth a read anyhow.

Subject:
   
                 
                   

                 
               
               
                   
               

                                                                                                                                    Colonoscopy Journal:

                I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy.

                A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a colour diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through Sydney.


                Then Andy explained the colonoscopy procedure to me in a thorough, reassuring and patient manner.

                I nodded thoughtfully, but I didn't really hear anything he said, because my brain was shrieking, 'HE'S GOING TO STICK A TUBE 17,000 FEET UP YOUR ARSE!'

                I left Andy's office with some written instructions, and a prescription for a product called 'MoviPrep,' which comes in a box large enough to hold a microwave oven. I will discuss MoviPrep in detail later; for now, suffice it to say that we must never allow it to fall into the hands of Australia's enemies.

                I spent the next several days productively sitting around being nervous.

                Then, on the day before my colonoscopy, I began my preparation. In accordance with my instructions, I didn't eat any solid food that day; all I had was chicken soup, which is basically water, only with less flavour.

                Then, in the evening, I took the MoviPrep. You mix two packets of powder together in a one-litre plastic jug, then you fill it with lukewarm water. (For those unfamiliar with the metric system, a litre is about 2 1/2 pints). Then you have to drink the whole jug. This takes about an hour, because MoviPrep tastes - and here I am being kind - like a mixture of goat spit and urinal cleanser, with just a hint of lemon.

                The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humour, state that after you drink it, 'a loose, watery bowel movement may result.'

                This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.

                MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic here, but, have you ever seen a space-shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt. You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, Shitting violently. You eliminate everything. And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another litre of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.

                After an action-packed evening, I finally got to sleep.

                The next morning my wife drove me to the clinic. I was very nervous. Not only was I worried about the procedure, but I had been experiencing occasional return bouts of MoviPrep Shitting. I was thinking, 'What if I Shit on Andy?' How do you apologize to a friend for something like that? Flowers would not be enough.

                At the clinic I had to sign many forms acknowledging that I understood and totally agreed with whatever the hell the forms said.

                Then they led me to a room full of other colonoscopy people, where I went inside a little curtained space and took off my clothes and put on one of those hospital garments designed by sadist perverts, the kind that, when you put it on, makes you feel even more naked than when you are actually naked.

                Then a nurse named Eddie put a little needle in a vein in my left hand. Ordinarily I would have fainted, but Eddie was very good, and I was already lying down. Eddie also told me that some people put vodka in their MoviPrep..

                At first I was pissed off that I hadn't thought of this, but then I pondered what would happen if you got yourself too hammered to make it to the bathroom, so you were staggering around in full Fire Hose Mode. You would have no choice but to burn your house

                When everything was ready, Eddie wheeled me into the procedure room, where Andy was waiting with a nurse and an anaesthesiologist. I did not see the 17,000-foot tube, but I knew Andy had it hidden around there somewhere. I was seriously nervous at this point..

                Andy had me roll over on my left side, and the anaesthesiologist began hooking something up to the needle in my hand.

                There was music playing in the room, and I realized that the song was 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA. I remarked to Andy that, of all the songs that could be playing during this particular procedure, 'Dancing Queen' had to be the least appropriate.

                'You want me to turn it up?' said Andy, from somewhere behind me...

                'Ha ha,' I said. And then it was time, the moment I had been dreading for more than a decade. If you are squeamish, prepare yourself, because I am going to tell you, in explicit detail, exactly what it was like.

                I have no idea. Really. I slept through it. One moment, ABBA was yelling 'Dancing Queen, feel the beat of the tambourine,' and the next moment, I was back in the other room, waking up in a very mellow mood.

                Andy was looking down at me and asking me how I felt. I felt excellent. I felt even more excellent when Andy told me that It was all over, and that my colon had passed with flying colours. I have never been prouder of an internal organ..


                On the subject of Colonoscopies...

                Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:

                1. Take it easy Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before.

                2. 'Find Lord Lucan yet?'

                3. 'Can you hear me NOW?'

                4. 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?'

                5. 'You know, in Glasgow, we're now legally married.'

                6. 'Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?'

                7. 'You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out...'

                8. 'Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!'

                9. 'If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!'

                10. 'Hey, Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.'

                11. 'You used to be an executive at Lehman’s Bank, didn't you?'


                And the best one of all:

                12. 'Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?'
Cheers , Richo.
       

                 
                   

                 
                   

                 
                   

               
Mate that is gold  :cup: and terrifying at the same time :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 06, 2019, 06:34:25 AM
Does this mean that you are up all night  :o sleeping on the Shitter or is there a delay?

I bought all my stuff forward by an hour for that reason.

Leapt out of bed twice still.
Still spraying water now and I have to go soon to head to Ipswich.
I'm hoping I don't have a moment on the way.

I'm over it huh....
I'm starving hungry, got a sore arse and ya feel really weak.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2019, 08:04:26 AM
Quote from: Rodt
Does this mean that you are up all night  :o sleeping on the Shitter or is there a delay?
I didnt really eat any food for 2 days, mainly drinks and stuff.. then with the drink stuff, I started earlier in the day at the suggestion of the Dr -
It doesn't shoot through you like a shot gun, it was extremely controlled night ... but to be sure, I didnt trust any farts from the first drink until I was going inside.

Cant imagine what Shit the Dr's must go through sometimes...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 06, 2019, 09:42:56 AM
To think I was booked in for a top n tail inspection today at 2.00pm but has been cancelled as I have been sick for the last fortnight with a chest infection/ manflu.

No escaping as re booked for 3 weeks time. All I have read above gives me great hope.

So as an alternative I took the 2 dogs to the vet this morning and watched them get their anal glands squeezed. Not quite like jeepers experience but a lot of shet came out of the dogs.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 06, 2019, 09:56:54 AM
The current topic of discussion reminded me to look up this great tune
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2gABYTmXos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2gABYTmXos)

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 06, 2019, 10:17:31 AM
And this one sort of fits too  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4RcSa2mm14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4RcSa2mm14)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on February 06, 2019, 02:40:09 PM
And this one sort of fits too  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4RcSa2mm14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4RcSa2mm14)

Gawd, haven't heard that in years...……...listening to all the albums now...………..awesome!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 06, 2019, 02:51:38 PM
been home a couple of hours.

Let go a ripper fart before that shook the pigeon Shit off the rafters a little while a go too.

Go back in a couple of weeks for the results.

Thank fukk that's over and done with.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 06, 2019, 02:54:55 PM
Can guarantee that won't be the only fart you do over the couple days, I swear my bloke put a kazoo up my clapper!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on February 06, 2019, 02:56:09 PM
Can guarantee that won't be the only fart you do over the couple days

& keep on NOT trusting them!!! :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 06, 2019, 03:15:32 PM
To think I was booked in for a top n tail inspection today at 2.00pm but has been cancelled as I have been sick for the last fortnight with a chest infection/ manflu.

No escaping as re booked for 3 weeks time. All I have read above gives me great hope.

So as an alternative I took the 2 dogs to the vet this morning and watched them get their anal glands squeezed. Not quite like jeepers experience but a lot of shet came out of the dogs.

Its the first few volleys that are the worst.
Think of, standing next to a mud and chucking a big rock into it...... the splash back under the seat was so extreme.... I couldn't believe it.

By the time I was done this morning, the stuff coming out was so clean, you could've added bubbles and sold it as lemonade.

I have no issue with the getting knocked out and all that stuff, its just the God awful way you have to flush the system.
I ventured into the shed yesterday for about 5 minutes.
I came running out real fast.... I looked like a penguin on meth trying to run with my butt cheeks slammed shut.

Don't go far from the crapper, i found a few times, I got no warning.
In the end, I was only wearing undies, much easier to get down than a pair of shorts.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on February 06, 2019, 03:19:44 PM
& as somebody said ^ - if you're going to be doing it, get a pack of baby wipes, & a tub of sorbolene cream or similar, because just like Johnny Cash, you'll be having a Burning Ring of Fire! :'( >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 07, 2019, 04:48:24 AM
Hey Rags, here's a tip for ya.

As soon as I got home from the "Top and Tail", I downed a couple of Gastro-Stops.
Otherwise, you won't trust a fart for ages.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on February 07, 2019, 05:53:26 AM

In the end, I was only wearing undies, much easier to get down than a pair of shorts.

A mate told me years ago that he didn't bother doing his pants up and just held onto them with his left hand as he reckons he didn't have enough time
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MDS69 on February 07, 2019, 04:14:59 PM
I’m sorry if this is inappropriate folks but you have all got me laughing. A serious subject but dealt with humour. That is the Aussie male way.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 07, 2019, 06:59:14 PM
I’m sorry if this is inappropriate folks but you have all got me laughing. A serious subject but dealt with humour. That is the Aussie male way.

It's definitely given me a few mental pictures that will take years to erradicate...  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on February 07, 2019, 07:43:58 PM
It is all sh!t, pardon the pun.

I did the peco prep stuff late last year. tasted just like orange cordial.
Followed the directions re what to eat in the leadup.

Ist lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the2nd lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the 3rd lot did nothing.
Then after 30 minutes felt a rumbling, went to the dunny where I had placed a 10" tablet with a few shows on it.
45 minutes later all over.

Next day the colonoscopy went smooth, didn't feel a thing and didn't have a general anesthetic.
Stop scaring people into delaying it.
Its important.
Rant over.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 07, 2019, 07:51:42 PM
Hey Rags, here's a tip for ya.

As soon as I got home from the "Top and Tail", I downed a couple of Gastro-Stops.
Otherwise, you won't trust a fart for ages.

Thanks Jeepers, I will keep this and all the other tips I have read here on the subject in mind.

It is all sh!t, pardon the pun.

I did the peco prep stuff late last year. tasted just like orange cordial.
Followed the directions re what to eat in the leadup.

Ist lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the2nd lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the 3rd lot did nothing.
Then after 30 minutes felt a rumbling, went to the dunny where I had placed a 10" tablet with a few shows on it.
45 minutes later all over.

Next day the colonoscopy went smooth, didn't feel a thing and didn't have a general anesthetic.
Stop scaring people into delaying it.
Its important.
Rant over.

Agree Kangaron about the importance of a good camera job.
My brother neglected signs and seeking further investigation and died of a esophagus cancer. A simple camera inspection may have detected the cancer  before it got out of hand.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 07, 2019, 08:08:29 PM
Talking about Shit...The Most Functional English Word!   ;D ;D just had to borrow it from FB.

That’s Right Shit! When You Consider: You can get Shit-faced, be Shit out of luck, or have Shit for Brains, with A Little effort you can get your Shit together, find a place For your Shit, or be asked to Shit or get off the pot. You Can smoke Shit, buy Shit, sell Shit; you can lose Shit, find Shit, Forget Shit, & tell others to eat Shit. Some people know their Shit, while others can't tell the difference between Shit and Shineole. There are lucky Shits and dumb Shit. Sometimes you See crazy Shit. There is BullShit, horseShit and chicken Shit. You can throw Shit, sling Shit and catch Shit. You can shoot The Shit, or duck when the Shit hits the fan, you can even serve Shit on a shingle. Sometimes you can find yourself in deep Shit And sometimes you can be Happier than a pig in Shit. Some days Are colder than Shit, other days are Hotter than Shit, some Days are just plain Shitty. Things can look like Shit; At times, you can feel like Shit, you can have too much Shit, not enough Shit, you can have the right Shit, the wrong Shit, and you can have Lots Of weird Shit. You can carry Shit, you can have a mountain of Shit. Sometimes you can find yourself up Shit creek without a paddle. At times everything you touch turns to Shit and other Times you can fall in a bucket of Shit and come out smelling like a rose. When You stop to consider all the facts, Shit is the basic building block Of the English Language. And remember once you know your Shit, you won’t need to know any other Shit! You can pass this along if you give a Shit, or not if you don’t give a Shit! Well Shit it's time For me to get some Shit done. However, I just wanted you to Know that I do give a Shit & hope you have a nice day without Having to deal with a lot Of Shit. If you happen to catch a load Of Shit from some Shit-head, Well Shit happens! Don't forget That at Poopy's Shit happens 7 Days a week and Prices are always Cheaper than Shit!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 07, 2019, 08:09:16 PM
It is all sh!t, pardon the pun.

I did the peco prep stuff late last year. tasted just like orange cordial.
Followed the directions re what to eat in the leadup.

Ist lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the2nd lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the 3rd lot did nothing.
Then after 30 minutes felt a rumbling, went to the dunny where I had placed a 10" tablet with a few shows on it.
45 minutes later all over.

Next day the colonoscopy went smooth, didn't feel a thing and didn't have a general anesthetic.
Stop scaring people into delaying it.
Its important.
Rant over.

Tightarse! :-*
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 08, 2019, 05:29:25 AM
It is all sh!t, pardon the pun.

I did the peco prep stuff late last year. tasted just like orange cordial.
Followed the directions re what to eat in the leadup.

Ist lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the2nd lot did nothing.
2 hrs later the 3rd lot did nothing.
Then after 30 minutes felt a rumbling, went to the dunny where I had placed a 10" tablet with a few shows on it.
45 minutes later all over.

Next day the colonoscopy went smooth, didn't feel a thing and didn't have a general anesthetic.
Stop scaring people into delaying it.
Its important.
Rant over.

I would suggest, you are the lucky one then.
Even my doctor warned me about what to expect.

Different folks will experience different outcomes obviously.

But, better to be prepared for the worst than be expecting your outcome and not get it.

So you were awake for the poke and prod.  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on February 08, 2019, 06:08:43 AM
Talking about Shit...The Most Functional English Word!   ;D ;D just had to borrow it from FB.

That’s Right Shit! When You Consider: You can get Shit-faced, be Shit out of luck, or have Shit for Brains, with A Little effort you can get your Shit together, find a place For your Shit, or be asked to Shit or get off the pot. You Can smoke Shit, buy Shit, sell Shit; you can lose Shit, find Shit, Forget Shit, & tell others to eat Shit. Some people know their Shit, while others can't tell the difference between Shit and Shineole. There are lucky Shits and dumb Shit. Sometimes you See crazy Shit. There is BullShit, horseShit and chicken Shit. You can throw Shit, sling Shit and catch Shit. You can shoot The Shit, or duck when the Shit hits the fan, you can even serve Shit on a shingle. Sometimes you can find yourself in deep Shit And sometimes you can be Happier than a pig in Shit. Some days Are colder than Shit, other days are Hotter than Shit, some Days are just plain Shitty. Things can look like Shit; At times, you can feel like Shit, you can have too much Shit, not enough Shit, you can have the right Shit, the wrong Shit, and you can have Lots Of weird Shit. You can carry Shit, you can have a mountain of Shit. Sometimes you can find yourself up Shit creek without a paddle. At times everything you touch turns to Shit and other Times you can fall in a bucket of Shit and come out smelling like a rose. When You stop to consider all the facts, Shit is the basic building block Of the English Language. And remember once you know your Shit, you won’t need to know any other Shit! You can pass this along if you give a Shit, or not if you don’t give a Shit! Well Shit it's time For me to get some Shit done. However, I just wanted you to Know that I do give a Shit & hope you have a nice day without Having to deal with a lot Of Shit. If you happen to catch a load Of Shit from some Shit-head, Well Shit happens! Don't forget That at Poopy's Shit happens 7 Days a week and Prices are always Cheaper than Shit!!!
Well Edz you seem to know your Shit, so maybe you can answer this one, why when you type Shit in myswag does it always change to a capital S

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MarkGU on February 08, 2019, 06:32:39 AM
you dont know Jack Schitt do you Edz  >:D

For some time many of us have wondered just who is Jack Schitt? We find ourselves at a loss when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt!" Well, thanks to my genealogy efforts, you can now respond in an intellectual way.

Jack Schitt is the only son of Awe Schitt.

Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married Miss O. Needeep They had one son, Jack.

In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt. The deeply religious couple produced six children: Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deap Schitt and Dip Schitt.

Against her parents' objections, Deap Schitt married her cousin Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout. After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced.

Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock, and, because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was then known as Noe Schitt Sherlock.

Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt, and they produced a son with a rather nervous disposition named Chick N. Schitt.

Two of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony.

The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens nuptials.

The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse. Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new Italian bride, Pisa Schitt.

Now when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt," you can correct them.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2019, 07:44:23 AM
Just when you thought you thought PC couldnt get worse

From a mate..
Quote
A guy just called the radio station.
He applied for a passport last year for his kid, so he got the paper work and filled it out online. Then printed it.
But he waited a couple of months.
Then went into post office to get it sorted.

'Oh cant accept them, they are the old forms' .... what's the difference? ...

'oh, we are not allowed to call it mother and father .. now it is parent 1 and parent 2' ...

So form is invalid now, you need the new form .... lol


There is no hope left is there?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 08, 2019, 08:57:10 AM
New toilet signage to cater for transgender or anyone who is not sure if they want to sit or stand to pee.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 08, 2019, 09:00:07 AM
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Well Edz you seem to know your Shit, so maybe you can answer this one, why when you type Shit in myswag does it always change to a capital S

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Shit so it does, go figure . Must emphasize it to make it more important . ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on February 09, 2019, 09:33:37 AM
For the 1st time in a long time , yesterday I had cause it install windoze10 on my laptop .  :'( What bloody invasion of privacy that was   >:( >:( Name, DOB,where were you born,phone number, email address , WTF does that have to do with MS.Compare to Linux, insert user name and password, that's it  ;D
How the hell did sheeple allow this to happen. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: paceman on February 09, 2019, 09:49:29 AM
For the 1st time in a long time , yesterday I had cause it install windoze10 on my laptop .  :'( What bloody invasion of privacy that was   >:( >:( Name, DOB,where were you born,phone number, email address , WTF does that have to do with MS.Compare to Linux, insert user name and password, that's it  ;D
How the hell did sheeple allow this to happen. :o :o :o :o

not sure what you were doing, but a standard install doesn't require that if you don't want to...

give the machine a name and create a local user account and you are good to go...

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on February 09, 2019, 01:19:00 PM
not sure what you were doing, but a standard install doesn't require that if you don't want to...

give the machine a name and create a local user account and you are good to go...

What he said. No dramas. Then download the Shutup10 utility from ..

O&O Software (https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10).

Use this to keep control of all the security settings in Windows 10. Run it and select "Recommended Settings".
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2019, 04:44:10 PM
Quote from: xcvator
...  insert user name and password, that's it  ;D
thats all I've ever done on a win10 machine... not sure what you did
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bkim on February 10, 2019, 12:39:59 AM
I do several installs a month for friends and relations, never anything more than password and name, if they want a local account. 

If they want a Microsoft account and a lot do! username is usually a secondary email address and password, never seen Microsoft want any more info than that
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on February 10, 2019, 10:06:04 AM
It’s not bad enough that I have to spend my Sunday morning digging post holes for a deck on the in-laws new granny flat, but it has to be right in the middle of my old subsurface irrigation lines.

Just to remind me that right before we decided to put a house in this spot I paid 1,000s of dollars to fix this irrigation area for a second time after the first system failed.....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/d5db86c861ce16b8a0292ad85d2d7ff3.jpg)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: speewa158 on February 10, 2019, 10:26:30 AM
lts off to Bumblings for a collection of bits to fix the gap     :cheers:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on February 10, 2019, 10:48:20 AM
But Pete, think of the positives :D

Now you won't have to excavate for sewerage lines - just hook everything up to the existing pipes & drain it all out across the yard! >:D :-*
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on February 10, 2019, 01:06:35 PM
The new treatment plant is working perfectly and the new surface irrigation area on the other side of the yard has beautiful lush green grass growing on it.

I just didn’t need reminding that I wasted so much money try to fix the old system. Especially not while sweating my ring out digging holes in this clay and sandstone ground.... ;)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 12, 2019, 11:16:18 AM
Another week... another large corp underpaying staff... only underpaying by 32 million...

are fines big enough to force companies to really take this seriously? how about starting fines at 10 million instead of $2.50 inc GST....



Quote
“We are very disappointed that we have let these team members down and not met our standards,
and we apologise to each person affected unreservedly," Mr Birtles said.

Super Retail Group, which also owns the Rays Outdoors and BCF retail chains, said on Tuesday a recent review of its employment arrangements had uncovered the underpayments.

That review was launched last year after the company discovered it underpaid workers setting up new stores by $8 million, also by not applying penalty rates and other allowances to the overtime hours they worked.

“The issue with our retail managers reflects the same problem that we recently uncovered with our Set Up team members," Mr Birtles said. "They are both serious underpayment that we deeply regret."

https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/rebel-sport-supercheap-auto-owner-underpaid-staff-32m-20190212-p50x5q.html (https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/rebel-sport-supercheap-auto-owner-underpaid-staff-32m-20190212-p50x5q.html)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on February 12, 2019, 12:58:44 PM
Dunno mate but it looks like they have done the right thing here. They discovered the mistake themselves and then self reported to Fair Work. I wonder how many others would have done the same thing?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 12, 2019, 03:09:28 PM
.. Pigs .. and snouts in the trough.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 13, 2019, 05:17:55 AM
Another time, another place.... I wish I could go back there.

Back when there was either a him or a her.
Back when chicks didn't mind the odd Uncle Merv from a bloke.
This ad would cause an uproar today..... so sad the world has gotten to where it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780BPTivKfk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780BPTivKfk)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on February 13, 2019, 02:01:01 PM
Another time, another place.... I wish I could go back there.

Back when there was either a him or a her.
Back when chicks didn't mind the odd Uncle Merv from a bloke.
This ad would cause an uproar today..... so sad the world has gotten to where it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780BPTivKfk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780BPTivKfk)

Some how they were simpler times
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on February 13, 2019, 02:43:44 PM
And much much better.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2019, 03:03:02 PM
Another time, another place.... I wish I could go back there.

Back when there was either a him or a her.
Back when chicks didn't mind the odd Uncle Merv from a bloke.
This ad would cause an uproar today..... so sad the world has gotten to where it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780BPTivKfk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780BPTivKfk)
how do you think Hoges would have gone  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAT-1xmbxEs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAT-1xmbxEs) :D\

or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZUwfZxb_04 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZUwfZxb_04)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 13, 2019, 03:37:22 PM
Karen Pini was her name i think.  .... or sumfin like that.

All the do-gooders and feminists would scream murder now.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2019, 03:51:09 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Karen Pini was her name i think.  .... or sumfin like that.

yep, thats her.. runner up in Miss Universe or something like that. Bloke in my old bike club... knew her  >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 13, 2019, 03:55:00 PM
I'd just be happy to find out where she pees so I could go and roll in it.  >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2019, 04:24:09 PM
I'd just be happy to find out where she pees so I could go and roll in it.  >:D
how ya think this would go ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl34LouS3wY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl34LouS3wY)

Love this got it on DVD
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 13, 2019, 07:40:02 PM
yep, thats her.. runner up in Miss Universe or something like that. Bloke in my old bike club... knew her  >:D

Actually Karen was the first Penthouse Pet centrefold in the 1st edition of the Australian magazine.
She grew up with my sister, a few years older than me.
Maybe this should be over in the other post "Growing up in the 60's and 70's
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 13, 2019, 08:12:55 PM
how ya think this would go ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl34LouS3wY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl34LouS3wY)

Love this got it on DVD
Brings back memories of when I was a kid and my mum and dad loved watching all the British comedies - Bless This House, George and Mildred, Love Thy Neighbour, Are You Being Served, Upstairs/Downstairs, Benny Hill, Me and My Girl, etc

But when you compare it to some of the music kids listen to these days, it is all pretty tame by comparison.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2019, 08:20:12 PM
Quote from: rockrat
Brings back memories of when I was a kid and my mum and dad loved watching all the British comedies - Bless This House, George and Mildred, Love Thy Neighbour, Are You Being Served, Upstairs/Downstairs, Benny Hill, Me and My Girl, etc

my olds were the same with British comedies - lets be honest, they owned comedy in that era!
 I tried watching Benny Hill few weeks ago - it hasnt aged well at all
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on February 14, 2019, 07:34:33 PM

Energex and their joke of a tree clearing exercise....

Watching them make their way down my street hacking their way through every hedge and shrub on the foot path and not touching a single over hanging gum tree.

Bottle brushes, Lilly Pillies, tea trees all smashed down to less then 2m above the ground, while the big dead gum tree branch is just hanging there after the tree split in half a few months ago is left untouched.
There’s 5 big gum trees with branches about 200mm diameter or more hanging directly over the lines between my house and town.
Apparently those are fine, but man those dangerous little shrubs are getting the full treatment today....


I can see they’ve marked about 10 or 12 little 50mm round saplings for death, but they’re not showing any interest in the really big stuff hanging above the cables.

They haven’t got to the big stand of gumtrees just past my place yet.
But if they don’t touch those ones I’ll be going for a walk and asking questions.

We had no power for 3 days when a branch from that specific stand of gums fell and snapped 2 cables last year. I watched them fall and it was scary as hell when the cables snapped.

I’ll count us as being extremely lucky then.
We’ve been without power at our house for about 14 or 15 days over the last 2 years.
Every time the power has been cut by trees and branches falling from above and landing over the lines. Not once was our power cut off by a shrub rubbing the underside of the lines.

I guess I should go get some lotto tickets with all of that luck....

5 guesses at what just happened.....

I’m at the back door of my shed and see the bush on the street glowing like a street light.
Then I see little flames and lots of sparks and race across to the neighbor getting ready for the fire to take off into his bush.

It’s still sparking and flaming up while we’re on hold with the ‘emergency’ line to energex. Finally get someone on the end of the phone and off she goes lit up like a Christmas tree, blinding my neighbor and I stronger then welding flash.
The energex guy on the phone says there’s no issues in your area, then ‘oh wait, we’ve just had a major outage there!’

I said not to rush out here to sort it, the trees where all “out of gauge” and perfectly fine apparently.....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on February 15, 2019, 10:18:07 AM

5 guesses at what just happened.....

I’m at the back door of my shed and see the bush on the street glowing like a street light.
Then I see little flames and lots of sparks and race across to the neighbor getting ready for the fire to take off into his bush.

It’s still sparking and flaming up while we’re on hold with the ‘emergency’ line to energex. Finally get someone on the end of the phone and off she goes lit up like a Christmas tree, blinding my neighbor and I stronger then welding flash.
The energex guy on the phone says there’s no issues in your area, then ‘oh wait, we’ve just had a major outage there!’

I said not to rush out here to sort it, the trees where all “out of gauge” and perfectly fine apparently.....

A tree? if so from above or below?

You might get a chance to give you generator a whirl!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on February 15, 2019, 09:09:20 PM
A tree? if so from above or below?

You might get a chance to give you generator a whirl!
Above, of course....
The exact branch hanging over the lines that I stood on the foot path and pointed at while asking the ETS boss man why they weren’t touching any of the high level stuff.

He made it very clear; “IT’S ALL OUT OF  GAUGE MATE!!!”
Energex won’t pay them to cut anything that is out of gauge apparently.
He agreed there was a lot of wood hanging right over the lines, but said several times he wouldn’t get paid to cut it, so he had no intentions of touching any of it.

So last night we’re walking around and having a chat with the call out crew in the dark last night and I had to question it all.

Can’t pay a contractor for 30 seconds work to clear a very obvious hazard, but happily pay 4 guys overtime to drive around all night trying to find the fault caused by saving a dollar.
The call out guys were super cool and very happy that my neighbor and I called it in and could take them straight to the damaged lines.

I know contractors can only do what they’re paid to do and companies need to make money. But spending days smashing everyone’s hedges down to nothing, then literally leaving your customers in the dark because they refuse to touch the actual hazard is just bloody annoying.




Anyway, I’ve just pitched my tent on the beach and the surf is already looking good right out the front of camp, it’s only going to get bigger and better over the next 6 days that we’re camped here, so hopefully no more ranting from me for a little while at least.  ;D

And last post from me in this out of date thread too..... ;)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on February 16, 2019, 07:37:33 AM
OK, this is a bit of a long one, so apologies in advance, but it's got me fuming, and if there's anyone with advice I'd love to hear it.

I work for a very large company that provides many different services. My position is "team leader", which means I have about a dozen people who report to me, I audit them for safety and compliance every quarter, report incidents, answer questions etc etc. I have a supervisor, let's call him Bob, who has 2 other team leaders under him, he has a manager, let's call him George, who is responsible for half a dozen or so Bobs.
When Bob takes time off or whatever, it's always been me who covers Bob's job. Every time.
Well, Bob just resigned. I thought ok, here's an opportunity for natural career progression, and I got my paperwork together. There was no internal advertising, just a posting on seek with no real announcement internally, whatever, that's their call. So I applied and so did a couple of others I know. We all get a screening call from HR, the usual questions, and told we'll be called the following week to arrange interviews. The following week comes and goes and no phone call. So does the next week. Then I finally get my call - sorry, unfortunately you weren't successful this time, they've already hired somebody - same with the other guys.
Turns out George just handed the job to an old mate of his, someone he used to work with. No idea if he's ever been a supervisor in any capacity, no real idea if he knows anything about our business. Nobody got an interview, it was all just a show to make it look like there had been a legitimate process. This pisses me off, that my career and livelihood have been blockaded so this asshole can hand jobs to his buddies. I've looked George up in the past, because I've noticed he couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag, and based on his history I strongly suspect that he got his job from a drinking buddy too, and I've never even heard the name of his superior. The POS makes 3 times what I make and I can't see what value he adds to the company aside from making everyone's lives harder through mismanagement.
I don't think I was entitled to that job, but I do think my years of service and history of filling in to do that exact job should entitle me to a fair crack at it.
I'd love to go and bitch about this all to HR, but I really don't know what the culture is like up there, management in this company keeps itself fairly well hidden. And this isn't Sydney or Melbourne, it's Coffs Harbour, you can't just go out and get a job because you feel like it.

I'm not really surprised, I'd say a majority of the problems in this world are the result of undeserving rich assholes taking care of themselves first, but this is the first time I've been so blatantly on the losing end of it, and it fills me with murderous rage to think I have no recourse.
I have this imaginary scenario played out in my head where I complain to HR and they start looking into George and someone who values competence and professionalism realizes he never should have been there in the first place, but I'm not that naive, I know he can do whatever he wants and I'm just a Shitkicker. But I'm still bloody angry. Thanks for letting me vent.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on February 16, 2019, 08:13:03 AM
Mate without knowing the company or any details sometimes large companies have a complaints line where you can lodge stuff anonymously. In ours i know that the directors actually review these. I would reckon complaining to HR wouldn't be a good move as it sounds like they are aware of what occurred by not progressing you through to the the interview stage.

Good luck with it 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 16, 2019, 08:26:34 AM
Can't help with advice other then, prsonally I wouldn't have mentioned the town you live in....chances are what you just wrote now, may come back to haunt you down the track if the wrong person stumbles across it....just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 16, 2019, 09:15:39 AM
Not much you can do Hooks, jobs are short in your area,  so may just have to suck it and make do the best with what you got, Your not Robinson Crusso on this one though ..
Been through it a couple of times with our mob, The latest one being the worst
Our illustrious 2IC Georgies wife got in his ear at a BBQ that her besties Dong holder needed a job and presto ...Besties Dong holder is now a Smug self righteous  Pig god  strutting around like lord muck, ***ker  wouldnt have a enough brains to fill a matchbox .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 16, 2019, 09:18:56 AM
Hookie, I agree with Rodt, many large companies have a complaints line, these are strictly monitored and must be actioned. I also have to ask as part of your performance reviews did you voice your interest in progressing with the company and what plans and training were put in place to help you achieve this.
If you feel strongly about the matter, make an appt with HR, take an advocate with you, keep the emotion out of it, ask your questions and ask them to explain their decision. Stick to facts.
Do not vent to others within your organisation, it will get back, do it via the correct channels.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 16, 2019, 09:31:28 AM
Dont all new starters in business have to go through HR who have to approve people?? Unless its a small family kinda setup.. ??

 
I think your boned.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bunyip on February 16, 2019, 09:37:33 AM
Unfortunately not much you can do unless they have the hotline others have talked about.

Had the same sort of thing happen to me but I was in Sydney at the time. Ended up "working to rule" until I found something else, no after hours work, no work from home, arrive on time, leave on time, take lunch, etc...

Maybe not the best attitude but figured whilst George was there I was stuffed.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on February 16, 2019, 09:54:56 AM
In this world it’s always a case of who you know not what you know.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on February 16, 2019, 10:56:09 AM
Can't help with advice other then, prsonally I wouldn't have mentioned the town you live in....chances are what you just wrote now, may come back to haunt you down the track if the wrong person stumbles across it....just my 2 cents.

I'm not too worried, I did a risk assessment first! I'm not there for a career anyway, starting uni again in a couple of weeks and if all goes well I'll be in a whole new business by end of third year.

I figured there wasn't really much I could do, just infuriates me that these people get to sail through life while people who put the effort in get shat on.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JD-120 on February 16, 2019, 11:12:01 AM
Commonly referred to where I come from as "failing upwards"

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: kylarama on February 16, 2019, 11:36:01 AM
What is it with people selling stuff with the title. 'Expression of Interest' and no price, or 'PM me for price'.
FFS is it that hard to say For Sale. How much you'd like for it and put either fixed price, or nearest offer.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on February 16, 2019, 11:38:51 AM
OK, this is a bit of a long one, so apologies in advance, but it's got me fuming, and if there's anyone with advice I'd love to hear it.

I work for a very large company that provides many different services. My position is "team leader", which means I have about a dozen people who report to me, I audit them for safety and compliance every quarter, report incidents, answer questions etc etc. I have a supervisor, let's call him Bob, who has 2 other team leaders under him, he has a manager, let's call him George, who is responsible for half a dozen or so Bobs.
When Bob takes time off or whatever, it's always been me who covers Bob's job. Every time.
Well, Bob just resigned. I thought ok, here's an opportunity for natural career progression, and I got my paperwork together. There was no internal advertising, just a posting on seek with no real announcement internally, whatever, that's their call. So I applied and so did a couple of others I know. We all get a screening call from HR, the usual questions, and told we'll be called the following week to arrange interviews. The following week comes and goes and no phone call. So does the next week. Then I finally get my call - sorry, unfortunately you weren't successful this time, they've already hired somebody - same with the other guys.
Turns out George just handed the job to an old mate of his, someone he used to work with. No idea if he's ever been a supervisor in any capacity, no real idea if he knows anything about our business. Nobody got an interview, it was all just a show to make it look like there had been a legitimate process. This pisses me off, that my career and livelihood have been blockaded so this asshole can hand jobs to his buddies. I've looked George up in the past, because I've noticed he couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag, and based on his history I strongly suspect that he got his job from a drinking buddy too, and I've never even heard the name of his superior. The POS makes 3 times what I make and I can't see what value he adds to the company aside from making everyone's lives harder through mismanagement.
I don't think I was entitled to that job, but I do think my years of service and history of filling in to do that exact job should entitle me to a fair crack at it.
I'd love to go and bitch about this all to HR, but I really don't know what the culture is like up there, management in this company keeps itself fairly well hidden. And this isn't Sydney or Melbourne, it's Coffs Harbour, you can't just go out and get a job because you feel like it.

I'm not really surprised, I'd say a majority of the problems in this world are the result of undeserving rich assholes taking care of themselves first, but this is the first time I've been so blatantly on the losing end of it, and it fills me with murderous rage to think I have no recourse.
I have this imaginary scenario played out in my head where I complain to HR and they start looking into George and someone who values competence and professionalism realizes he never should have been there in the first place, but I'm not that naive, I know he can do whatever he wants and I'm just a Shitkicker. But I'm still bloody angry. Thanks for letting me vent.

 :cheers:


Hmm being a Coffs person, I can guess which work place you are at.  If it is the one I am thinking off, it was basically built on the nepotism system, ie employing and promoting family and friends.  This system is still in place for hiring but due to the work load they are also taking on other people as well.  If it is the work place I am thinking it is, they have a head office outside of the area.  I would be making some quiet inquiries with their HR regarding the promotion process and how to advance your career prospects.   
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 16, 2019, 11:46:24 AM
In this world it’s always a case of who you know not what you know.
Caltex Refinery at Kurnell was 1000% exactly that for its entire life.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on February 16, 2019, 01:09:41 PM
Hmm being a Coffs person, I can guess which work place you are at. 

It's a national company, George isn't even in Coffs, I've never met him in person. But like I said, starting my engineering degree in a couple weeks (they don't know that), I'm not there for a career, but again, they don't know that either!

What is it with people selling stuff with the title. 'Expression of Interest' and no price, or 'PM me for price'.
FFS is it that hard to say For Sale. How much you'd like for it and put either fixed price, or nearest offer.

If I am looking for something online and find what I want but it doesn't have a price, I keep looking. Businesses that don't display their price up front don't sell me anything.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on February 16, 2019, 06:10:05 PM
It's a national company, George isn't even in Coffs, I've never met him in person. But like I said, starting my engineering degree in a couple weeks (they don't know that), I'm not there for a career, but again, they don't know that either!

Sounds to be the place I am thinking of, our son has been there for about a year now.  When he started the first thing he found was most of those starting with him were either family members or friends of family etc.  He said for that reason they paid very little attention to their training and some never made it. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 17, 2019, 04:55:01 AM
The wife and I were at a cruise night last night.

I thought, we were both having a good time together.
I asked if she wanted food or drink wise, got her what she wanted.

We caught up with friends, we were all getting on great.
Shit, i even arranged a BBQ at our place for a few weeks time.

Maybe I don't understand women as good as I thought I did.

Shit, we even like the same style of cars, with Astrid favouring the 40's and 50's a tad more than the 60's.

We were having a friggin good night, then, right out of the blue in front of about 6 or 7 others, she drops the bombshell.
I couldn't friggin believe it first... as for the fact others could hear her fowl friggin rant.
I'm not very fukkin happy..... this will near break us I think.

The fact she did what she did was one thing, but ya don't tell ya husband that in fukkin public.
I know this is not the place to air my dirty laundry, but i'm a bit shattered to say the least.

I thought I knew her..... I never thought she would do this.

We were standing, like I said, right near some others and you know what she fukkin said..... you won't believe this. >:(

HER: "I really like this car, I could own this."

I leaned down and whispered in her ear, babe, its a friggin 68 Mustang and keep ya voice down.  >:(

HER: "yeah, but I do really like the colour, Id drive that.

Christ, I didn't know what to say, my lower lip trembled, my eyes began to go glassy, I could feel the moisture in my eyes.
I feared I was about to breakdown in public.

What should I do, my wife has declared her love interest in a Mus..... a Must...... oh geez, I can't even say the word now.  ???  :-[

It looks like its marriage counselling for us next week. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on February 17, 2019, 05:45:56 AM
Maybe I don't understand women as good as I thought I did.

There's your problem mate. You could take everything that men and women know about each other, and carve it into a tic tac with a crow bar!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 17, 2019, 07:45:08 AM
MISTAKE  101 Right there  Goobs  " I Thought  "  You did not , you Can not , will not, dream ,  ponder or even have an eons inkling intention of a thought ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on February 17, 2019, 06:23:52 PM

Maybe I don't understand women as good as I thought I did.

There's your problem. You thought, rather just accepting what she tells you.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 18, 2019, 09:22:53 AM
There's your problem. You thought, rather just accepting what she tells you.
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 18, 2019, 01:00:50 PM
She was on the couch yesterday, around 5:30 and out like a light.

I grabbed her on the toe and said, the washing won't bring itself in.  ;D

I probably, to be honest, could've given the whole thing a tiny bit of thought first.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on February 19, 2019, 01:34:04 PM
Looks like our suburb is gonna turn into the Projects.  Some nice ladies dropped a brochure to us a week ago. "We have a wonderful project going up behind you"
So going directly behind my neighbour is a 5 story 40 apartment public housing for homeless youth aged 16-25...!!!!!  Nobody in the suburb knew. But our local member said on telly last night "the community has been consulted" What... the three ladies who visited only the 6 houses directly adjacent to the block? . Word is the building contract has already been signed.
Suburb is mid 60s houses.... This will blend right in? Never know it's there... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190219/06be1890f850b279e3d8607c8d4b595a.jpg)

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 19, 2019, 01:40:56 PM
The bloke that designed that,  did  the Ettamogah pub too, did he ?  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on February 19, 2019, 01:53:39 PM
Well after months of going back and forth with TPG about our internet speed (we pay to get 25mbps we get about 1.1 to 5mbps on a good day) I rang up to cancel.

After being transferred twice I spoke to the ‘cancellation consultant’ who offered me a 50mbps plan for the same price, I declined the offer. He then offered to have a technician come out and check the problem.

This angered me more as I have spent phone call after phone call to their technicians and ran speed test after speed test for them. And only now that rang to cancel they offer these extras.

What pissed me off even further they said he couldn’t cancel over the phone, I had to write an email and give them 30 days notice.

My contract had already expired so if they can’t provide the service I pay for just let me cancel straight away.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2019, 01:59:01 PM
Well after months of going back and forth with TPG about our internet speed (we pay to get 25mbps we get about 1.1 to 5mbps on a good day) I rang up to cancel.

After being transferred twice I spoke to the ‘cancellation consultant’ who offered me a 50mbps plan for the same price, I declined the offer. He then offered to have a technician come out and check the problem.

This angered me more as I have spent phone call after phone call to their technicians and ran speed test after speed test for them. And only now that rang to cancel they offer these extras.

What pissed me off even further they said he couldn’t cancel over the phone, I had to write an email and give them 30 days notice.

My contract had already expired so if they can’t provide the service I pay for just let me cancel straight away.
https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/tpg-broadband (https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/tpg-broadband)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on February 19, 2019, 02:35:39 PM
The bloke that designed that,  did  the Ettamogah pub too, did he ?  ;D

Yup. Think I like the Ettamogah pub better.... ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2019, 02:59:51 PM
Yup. Think I like the Ettamogah pub better.... ???
is the Qld or Albury ones still going?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on February 19, 2019, 03:33:37 PM
https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/tpg-broadband (https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/tpg-broadband)
Wowsers just had a breeze through. Lots of 1 stars, perhaps I should have done that before I used them.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on February 19, 2019, 03:38:16 PM
is the Qld or Albury ones still going?

The one at the SunShine Coast is gone. There was a legal battle and the new owners had to do extensive changes to the building so it did not look like a Ettamogaha pub. Still looks good now. Kevin
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 19, 2019, 03:51:23 PM
Well after months of going back and forth with TPG about our internet speed (we pay to get 25mbps we get about 1.1 to 5mbps on a good day) I rang up to cancel.

After being transferred twice I spoke to the ‘cancellation consultant’ who offered me a 50mbps plan for the same price, I declined the offer. He then offered to have a technician come out and check the problem.

This angered me more as I have spent phone call after phone call to their technicians and ran speed test after speed test for them. And only now that rang to cancel they offer these extras.

What pissed me off even further they said he couldn’t cancel over the phone, I had to write an email and give them 30 days notice.

My contract had already expired so if they can’t provide the service I pay for just let me cancel straight away.
Just tell them that if they don’t cancel the service immediately you will lodge a complaint with the telecommunications ombudsman. The beauty of that is if they don’t sort you out almost immediately they pay a fee to the ombudsman of around $250 if the ombudsman office needs to spend any time on it at all.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on February 19, 2019, 05:15:39 PM
Just tell them that if they don’t cancel the service immediately you will lodge a complaint with the telecommunications ombudsman. The beauty of that is if they don’t sort you out almost immediately they pay a fee to the ombudsman of around $250 if the ombudsman office needs to spend any time on it at all.
I did that anyway.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 19, 2019, 05:19:30 PM
I thought it was bad enough when they let that grub Robert Fardon out of prison, the guy should never have been released or simply taken outback and shot IMO...today I find out the grub is living a few hundred metres up the road from us now. Look at his history and tell me someone like that won’t offend again
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 19, 2019, 06:59:55 PM
WTF is wrong with our world when everybody obsesses about 'Married At First Sight'
Let my off this rock NOW.
FFS, everybody talks about.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JD-120 on February 19, 2019, 07:13:31 PM
Even you lol

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 19, 2019, 07:23:03 PM
Even you lol

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The women in this house watch it infront of their man.
Try and grab the remote, it would be easier to pull Christ off the Cross.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2019, 07:24:01 PM
WTF is wrong with our world when everybody obsesses about 'Married At First Sight'
Let my off this rock NOW.
FFS, everybody talks about.
no.. not everybody. infact, nobody inside my locked room even knows its going on. but the old boilers at work get all moist over it..
Why - its the most staged Shit thats hit the screen.. even more ****ed than gogglepox.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2019, 07:25:10 PM
Quote from: Hairs
The women in this house watch it infront of their man.
Try and grab the remote, it would be easier to pull Christ off the Cross.

install Peel Remote on your smart phone ;) works very well :D !!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MDS69 on February 19, 2019, 08:08:10 PM
is the Qld or Albury ones still going?

There is one at Kellyville Ridge in Sydney that goes gang busters on weekends. Full of families strangely enough having kids parties in the beer garden which has a climbing wall and use to have a petting zoo but I haven’t been there for a while. Only 700 or 800m from my joint.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 19, 2019, 08:30:51 PM
install Peel Remote on your smart phone ;) works very well :D !!!!
Makes me remember the time the missus was trying to watch some crap on Netflix and I used the Apple Tv remote app on the phone to keep pausing the video. She had no idea what was going on but after a couple of minutes I got bored, so then I hit the search button and typed in "You are an idiot".... after which i can't remember exactly what happened in the next few minutes.... ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 19, 2019, 09:44:02 PM
[quote ]
The women in this house watch it in front of their man.
Quote



You not have a shed Hairyman ?  "  The mower blades need sharpening "  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE9tk7h5Tjk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE9tk7h5Tjk)    ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 20, 2019, 07:51:24 PM
[quote ]
The women in this house watch it in front of their man.
Quote



You not have a shed Hairyman ?  "  The mower blades need sharpening "  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE9tk7h5Tjk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE9tk7h5Tjk)    ;D ;D
I'll go to the shed and poke my own eyes out.
How TF has evening tv dropped into this Shite.
Oh, don't answer that,
I know.
Most people are Fd in the head.
Cheers


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 21, 2019, 09:32:20 AM
Quote from: Hairs
I'll go to the shed and poke my own eyes out.
How TF has evening tv dropped into this Shite.
Oh, don't answer that,
I know.
Most people are Fd in the head.
Cheers
Real TV died when the script writers went on strike in the US for more $$... TV stations thought **** you, lets just stuck brain dead scrotes infront of a camera, play some fake laughter anytime anyone moves or speaks -  and call it a show.... there you have modern TV
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on February 21, 2019, 05:56:50 PM
Uncle Frank summed that up in 1973,
Bad res but has captions.
A favorite of mine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdtGo2Ib9oI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdtGo2Ib9oI)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on February 23, 2019, 03:48:51 PM
Real TV died when the script writers went on strike in the US for more $$... TV stations thought **** you, lets just stuck brain dead scrotes infront of a camera, play some fake laughter anytime anyone moves or speaks -  and call it a show.... there you have modern TV

So you have seen the no laugh tracks for the Big Bang Theory then?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 23, 2019, 03:50:39 PM
Quote from: tryagain
So you have seen the no laugh tracks for the Big Bang Theory then?

saw a commercial once, that was enough. Never seen anything more than that of big bang
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: hainess on February 23, 2019, 05:39:25 PM
saw a commercial once, that was enough. Never seen anything more than that of big bang

Yep. Wife and daughter love it.  Watched half an episode once and that was enough.
Just...nup..
Give me the Python anyday.
I must be an old bugger who doesn't give a large rats.
Yep.

Rod
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 23, 2019, 07:00:16 PM
Every Tradies nightmare.
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JD-120 on February 23, 2019, 07:04:52 PM
Wouldn't that just mean tradies get some work??

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 23, 2019, 07:08:23 PM
Wouldn't that just mean tradies get some work??

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It does,
But they're not prepared to pay for it.
Tight arses, that's why they went to bumblings.
:cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JD-120 on February 23, 2019, 07:09:50 PM
Lol,.that's how numpties like me learn ;)

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 24, 2019, 06:16:04 AM
Same here.

Always prepared to give it a go to save some money.

There was that time about 8 years ago when I tripped every circuit breaker and safety switch out here.  :-[

The painter and the wife just looked at each other as everything in the place went dead..... except me.  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2019, 06:34:09 AM
What's funny is,
Hubby tries it, he screws it up, but he leaves it up to the Minister for War & Finances to call me to fix it.
:cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on February 24, 2019, 06:41:55 AM
I hate the fact that you can pay good money to some so called tradesman, but the end result is a job that i could have done better.
Zappa song "Flakes" comes to mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyeUHH_V0g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyeUHH_V0g)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2019, 06:49:59 AM
I hate the fact that you can pay good money to some so called tradesman, but the end result is a job that i could have done better.
Zappa song "Flakes" comes to mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyeUHH_V0g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyeUHH_V0g)
Yep,
I also see that as well.
A Shite job, done by someone who shouldn't hold a ticket for that work.
I've also worked alongside blokes who don't hold a trade license and their work is first class.
Problem being too many dodgy tradies that have a hot mouth, and a lot of people who for what every reason believe them.
Having trust in a tradie, asking others who they would use.
I get a lot of my referrals from local Hardware stores and suppliers.
I also find that word of mouth is a big part of my growing business.
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 24, 2019, 07:47:53 AM
It does,
But they're not prepared to pay for it.
Tight arses, that's why they went to bumblings.
:cheers:

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the misses has been on my back for years about putting some roll up awnings on our verandah to keep the Western sun out in the afternoons, so finally headed down to Weekend Warrior World yesterday morning and grabbed a couple....friggen pieces of crap, had to get a tap and die set out to put 4 screws into the ends of both the screens that hold them into the bottom brackets once rolled down (screws would bind up  in the threads and no chance of going in due to powdercoating)... no idea what most weekend warriors would do in that case, probably pull the blind down and return it as being faulty  (both blinds the same, so assume all of that brand are like that). Talk about an easy job becoming much bigger then it should ever be FFS.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2019, 08:10:19 AM
They're hopeless, bumblings
Property own asks me to measure reveals so they can get roll down blinds made to order.
8 windows, width x drop.
2 weeks later they are delivered.
Two blinds are damaged, need to be sent back.
2 blinds fit, the other 4 don't fit any window in width.
Another 2 weeks later the 6 blinds are delivered, but the 6 that are useless aren't picked up.  Again 2 blinds are damaged. If fit the 4 that do.
They have the wrong drop.
Bumbling send out a team member to measure for a remake of the 6 windows that need blinds.
2 weeks later 6 blinds arrive, the other one are not picked up.
Happy days they fit, but 2 of them the plastic chain clutch thingy is stuffed and the blinds will not stay up.
The owner doesn't want to pay me for my time, bumbling don't want anything to do with the two blinds.
If the owner had gone to a local blind company this crap would not of happened.
All to save a couple of dollars.




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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on February 24, 2019, 08:10:52 AM
240 and 3 phase Electrical work is the only thing I pay someone to do on any of my gear and its not hard but its the law.  I built my last house i pulled all the wires old mate hooked them up, I helped do the plumbing, I service our 4wd and cars and outboards myself, I grow some of our veggies, the best money I been payed so far is $23 an hour after tax, I have over 40 years experience in the farming and the fishing game owning and skippering charter boats, how the fire truck some trades and some people get payed so much is beyond me, No wonder this country has buggeral build here anymore. craig 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2019, 08:20:55 AM
240 and 3 phase Electrical work is the only thing I pay someone to do on any of my gear and its not hard but its the law.  I built my last house i pulled all the wires old mate hooked them up, , I service our 4wd and cars and outboards myself, I grow some of our veggies,the best money I been payed so far is $23 an hour after tax, I have over 40 years experience in the farming and the fishing game owning and skippering charter boats, how the fire truck some trades and some people get payed so much is beyond me, No wonder this country has buggeral build here anmore. craig
Insurance,
That's the big killer.
Travel costs, people expect me to travel over 60k's one way to quote on a job that they have got 3 other tradies to quote and the job has a total cost of $250,
I work for myself to provide a life style for my family where we are comfortable.
I know what it costs me to provide a service that allows me to achieve this.
At $60 an hour, I've been told I'm to cheap.
Go figure.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: paceman on February 24, 2019, 08:22:40 AM

All to save a couple of dollars.

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And 90% of the time, this is exactly why people will go to ‘bumblings’...

Maybe they have been burned by a tradie before, either a dodgy one or one that overcharges...

Maybe they just can’t afford that tradie at all...

Maybe they just like to have a go themselves, and unfortunately, for whatever reason, it hasn’t gone right...

For all of the whinging stories from tradies (present company not included) that they have to fix someone’s work, there would be plenty more from home owners who were able to save a significant amount of dollars by doing it themselves and getting a sense of accomplishment from doing it.




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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on February 24, 2019, 08:28:35 AM
Mr Hairs, Id be happy to pay $60 that is fair, but when they want $120 ph to service your outboard, I have to wander, Craig
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 24, 2019, 08:31:38 AM
240 and 3 phase Electrical work is the only thing I pay someone to do on any of my gear and its not hard but its the law.  I built my last house i pulled all the wires old mate hooked them up, , I service our 4wd and cars and outboards myself, I grow some of our veggies, the best money I been payed so far is $23 an hour after tax, I have over 40 years experience in the farming and the fishing game owning and skippering charter boats, how the fire truck some trades and some people get payed so much is beyond me, No wonder this country has buggeral build here anymore. craig
it's not 1980 any more mate....there's more paperwork required to do half the time then time spent doing the job, there's licences to be paid for,  insurance costs have skyrocked and so has cost of living...you'd go broke in 2 weeks at $23 an hour. People don't take into account the holiday pay and super and sick days etc all come out of that hourly rate, welcome to the real world. Many tradies I speak to tell me they feel like they are going backwards the past few years / getting nowhere,  costs keep spiralling upwards all the time. If you think you can make a living as a tradie at $30 an hour (hey there's a nice pay rise coming your way) then give it a go.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on February 24, 2019, 09:13:39 AM
Mr Rum pig, I run my own businesses for years when farming we had all the things to pay as well, but we had to compeat on the open market so you would send down 23,5tons of watermelons or pumpkins to a agent or merchant then they would tell you they had to dump half of them and pay you fire truck all the truckie that took it down said they were great melons but it was run by the mafia you got what you were given,  there was no set price or been able to give a price then grow the crop for that price, When i had my charter boat I set a fair price and gave a great deal to the clients and was booked out for months,I only gave it away to spend more time at home with the wife and our kids, I never said a tradie should work for nothing, All I am saying is a fair deal for there work you get them to do, not price gouging, Just recently I got two quotes off tradies to up grade our septic system one was 10 grand but I would have to wait a while as he was busy, the other was 15grand for the same thing, I always look for a tradie that I can TA for, Craig     
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 24, 2019, 09:42:22 AM
Every Tradies nightmare.
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Love the mob whose name appears below that meme, Plumbers Choice.
I have used that company for years for buying incidental plumbing bits, cover plates, traps, cistern valves etc.They have good prices.
Their success has been due to their policy of only selling to the plumbing trade, and no sales to the public. The trade has supported them for their stance.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 24, 2019, 09:43:15 AM
it's not 1980 any more mate....there's more paperwork required to do half the time then time spent doing the job, there's licences to be paid for,  insurance costs have skyrocked and so has cost of living...you'd go broke in 2 weeks at $23 an hour. People don't take into account the holiday pay and super and sick days etc all come out of that hourly rate, welcome to the real world. Many tradies I speak to tell me they feel like they are going backwards the past few years / getting nowhere,  costs keep spiralling upwards all the time. If you think you can make a living as a tradie at $30 an hour (hey there's a nice pay rise coming your way) then give it a go.

I think that Craig means he gets $23ph take home - not that he charges that. I know that there are some trades up here that are only getting about $25-28ph, so the $23 isn't an unusual one in my book, especially in agriculture.

I do a lot of work with people who are starting their own business, and one of the things I work through with them is how to get the balance between what they need to earn and the cost of doing business.

1) 365 days in the year
2) 104 of those are weekends
3) 8 public holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, NYD, Australia Day, Anzac Day, Easter (2) and Queens Birthday)
4) 20 days holiday - because everyone else does as well

So, that then leaves 231 days to work.

If you end up spending the about one day a week to quote, invoice and organise the business, then you've just lost 20% of those 231 days.... now at 185 days working.

185x 8hrs (hey, we can hope...) at the $60ph that Hairs mentioned is about $89k pa - which includes all the costs of doing business like insurance, equipment, fuel, superannuation etc. If Hairs has to do 2hrs travelling a day, then that knocks 25% off of that (so about $22k)...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2019, 09:44:32 AM
Mr Hairs, Id be happy to pay $60 that is fair, but when they want $120 ph to service your outboard, I have to wander, Craig
Craig, Yeah,
I don't get it either.
I had a tierod end replaced + wheel alignment(Tyrepower Maclean) and it cost $120, which I was happy to pay, thought it would be more.
A little while ago had the fuel filter changed on the Misses Astra, I don't have the tool for the clamps, Filter & Labour $180.00 wtf, filter costs about 35 bucks, tops.
$150 for a half hour job tops.
Unless the clock starts ticking as soon as the vehicle is booked in.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2019, 09:53:47 AM
It was only 25 years ago a family of 5 could live off 1 wage, pay off a house, Put three kids through school, run two cars, have 4 weeks holiday each year.
Today 2x40 hour wages, and most families are lucky to be able to afford rent without some form of goverment assistance.
14 million Australians receive some form of government assistance.



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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on February 24, 2019, 10:19:33 AM
Just wait for the flood of so called tradies Shite work in Townsville after the floods. 2 weeks ago I saw utes with tandem trailers heading North for Townsville...loaded with tradies gear.  Watch the shisters come out of the woodwork.  Naturally most will rip the insurance company off as much as they can...seen it heaps of times. Seen a few water damaged homes up here and the prices to fix have been absolutely disgusting.The quotes after the cyclone in Whitsunday area were mind blowing. ..blatant theft!  No wonder our insurance premiums are so high..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2019, 10:43:05 AM
Bigfish,
Yep.
They come out of the woodwork.
2 new year eve's ago Maclean got smashed by a super cell,
Within a couple of days there utes, trailers & small trucks that us local had never seen before.
Not that the local guys were too dear, but most of the insurance work went to guys from out of town.
Workcover had been hammering sites for weeks up till then, dodgy scaffolding up everywhere, no handrail barriers on roofs, working on roofs in the rain.
Then just like magic, the out of town guys disappear and Workcover are back.
Probably just a coincidence.




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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 24, 2019, 10:46:26 AM
Yep, the north will be over run with southern tradies out to make a quick buck of the insurance companies. I certainly don't agree with it, but are there enough local tradies to get the jobs done and get people back to some normality.
Insurance premiums can be ridiculous but I look at it this way, premium of $1k a year, flood comes along $50k in damage. Excess of $500 plus premium I am 48k in front.(. Diminish every year by premium cost)
The figures are just an example to show my reasoning so don't come back with my premiums are higher, excess higher etc.
Sure, if you never make a claim you have done your dough but I know I would rather find the premium costs per year than cover damages of a major flood or fire or theft event.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 24, 2019, 01:16:15 PM
Just wait for the flood of so called tradies Shite work in Townsville after the floods. 2 weeks ago I saw utes with tandem trailers heading North for Townsville...loaded with tradies gear.  Watch the shisters come out of the woodwork.  Naturally most will rip the insurance company off as much as they can...seen it heaps of times. Seen a few water damaged homes up here and the prices to fix have been absolutely disgusting.The quotes after the cyclone in Whitsunday area were mind blowing. ..blatant theft!  No wonder our insurance premiums are so high..

I'm confused, aren't you in Cairns Bigfish?
I always thought Townsville was south of of Cairns. How did you see the Utes with trailers heading north to Townsville?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on February 24, 2019, 01:20:15 PM
I'm confused, aren't you in Cairns Bigfish?
I always thought Townsville was south of of Cairns. How did you see the Utes with trailers heading north to Townsville?
Spent several weeks South.  Enforced stay at Airlie Beach due to floods...loved it!! I do get out you know!...lol
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on February 24, 2019, 01:23:37 PM
Yep, the north will be over run with southern tradies out to make a quick buck of the insurance companies. I certainly don't agree with it, but are there enough local tradies to get the jobs done and get people back to some normality.
Insurance premiums can be ridiculous but I look at it this way, premium of $1k a year, flood comes along $50k in damage. Excess of $500 plus premium I am 48k in front.(. Diminish every year by premium cost)
The figures are just an example to show my reasoning so don't come back with my premiums are higher, excess higher etc.
Sure, if you never make a claim you have done your dough but I know I would rather find the premium costs per year than cover damages of a major flood or fire or theft event.


I reckon if you could get an insurance premium under $2000 in FNQ you,d be extremely lucky. This is for a non flood area too!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 24, 2019, 02:12:55 PM

I reckon if you could get an insurance premium under $2000 in FNQ you,d be extremely lucky. This is for a non flood area too!!

That's why I said just an example as I have no idea what premiums are in areas subject to flooding, cyclones, bushfires etc. All insurance is expensive but in many instances it has become a necessary evil. It's all about the what ifs
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 24, 2019, 02:39:20 PM
Just for people’s interest I pay $2800 pa for landlords insurance in Townsville through Westpac.  Covers full  flood, $550k building and $25k carpets/blinds, tenant damage or not paying rent. $1000 excess.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on February 24, 2019, 03:26:14 PM
Just for people’s interest I pay $2800 pa for landlords insurance in Townsville through Westpac.  Covers full  flood, $550k building and $25k carpets/blinds, tenant damage or not paying rent. $1000 excess.

Thats not bad.  If you live in a known flood area (whether it really is flood prone is another debate) you will pay a lot more...if you can get the insurance.  Mines about $2500 for $450K house and contents...non flood area.  Quite a few companies wont cover FNQ. With climate change we will see greater premiums going Southwards (as in geography)  as cyclones and associated damage will be more prevalent.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on February 24, 2019, 03:36:30 PM
Just wait for the flood of so called tradies Shite work in Townsville after the floods. 2 weeks ago I saw utes with tandem trailers heading North for Townsville...loaded with tradies gear.  Watch the shisters come out of the woodwork.

I just happened to be camping next to a southern tradie at Agnes Water last weekend. He had the ute loaded up with tools and his misses was towing the tradie trailer with her sedan.
He was on his way to Townsville, my first thoughts where exactly this, but how wrong I was.
The poor bugger was from the NSW Central Coast and had bought a old house in Townsville for a project.
The plan was to move up there with his misses and young boy to enjoy the NQ lifestyle for 12 months or so while doing a simple reno, then flip it for a small profit and move back down south.

They signed the house over a few weeks before the rain started and now the basic reno has turned into a full gut and go again.
They seamed like a nice family with good intentions, just nature threw a curly one at them. At least he had a decent sized boat behind the dual cab ute to make life in Townsville a little less boring..... ;)

Yep, the north will be over run with southern tradies out to make a quick buck of the insurance companies. I certainly don't agree with it, but are there enough local tradies to get the jobs done and get people back to some normality.

Not quite....
My brother is a local tradie in Townsville. He works in a fairly decent sized cabinet making workshop and even doing double shifts almost running 24hrs a day they have absolutely no chance of meeting a fraction of the work that’s coming in the door.

He’s not complaining, but it’s physically impossible for their factory to meet the current demand. Most other established manufacturers in town will be in similar positions I expect.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 24, 2019, 04:05:42 PM
That was my point Pete79, I doubted that there would be enough tradies to cover the work load.
Good for your brother, bit of overtime coming his way.
Sadly floods,cyclones etc are devastating but they do tend to help revitalise a local economy to a degree.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on February 24, 2019, 04:32:55 PM
They signed the house over a few weeks before the rain started and now the basic reno has turned into a full gut and go again.
They seamed like a nice family with good intentions, just nature threw a curly one at them. At least he had a decent sized boat behind the dual cab ute to make life in Townsville a little less boring..... ;)

Might work out well for him if it's insured, get the reno done with insurance paying most of it. I remember a similar story from the 2001 Christmas day bushfires, I can't recall the exact figures but there was someone who had just bought a house but hadn't move in yet, Say they paid $400,000 for it, they had it insured for $250,000 and it was then burnt to the ground in the fires, The next week or so they sold the now cleared land for $350,000 to someone who had been looking for a block to build on and collected the $250,000 in insurance money for a tidy profit, they were actually entitled to another $50,000 odd from gov/fundraising due to from losing their house but from memory they didn't collect. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 24, 2019, 05:35:50 PM
Thats not bad.  If you live in a known flood area (whether it really is flood prone is another debate) you will pay a lot more...if you can get the insurance.  Mines about $2500 for $450K house and contents...non flood area.  Quite a few companies wont cover FNQ. With climate change we will see greater premiums going Southwards (as in geography)  as cyclones and associated damage will be more prevalent.
I remember checking the flood maps when I bought the house. The house was outside the 1:100 flood level, by at least 500mm I reckon. But still got 500mm throughout in the floods. I, and probably a lot of others, look forward to seeing any reports the government  commissions and if the flood maps get updated.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 25, 2019, 08:43:14 PM
Yesterday I bought a copy of Camper Trailer Australia 2018 Camper of the Year off ZINIO. Then quickly realising I already had it as part of an old subscription, I send their support an email asking to be refunded. Was told they wouldn’t because there was no technical issue. Sent another email and seems they have gone very quiet.

Technically my fault for buying it again but all other sites I have bought online books or music from, notify you if you try to buy the same product again.

 Just need to look at Trust Pilot to see the poor rating they have been given over many reviews.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 26, 2019, 08:26:13 AM
Quote from: rockrat
... bought a copy of Camper Trailer Australia 2018 Camper of the Year.

There was your mistake.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 26, 2019, 01:07:31 PM
The level of ****wits on this earth is expanding.

One of the young blokes at work, started 6am this morning and by 7am some **** TAGGED the complete side of his 9mth old white car.... the letters are from window to sill high right down the side... I wont mention the word that they sprayed on it.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on February 26, 2019, 02:06:29 PM
The level of ****wits on this earth is expanding.

One of the young blokes at work, started 6am this morning and by 7am some **** TAGGED the complete side of his 9mth old white car.... the letters are from window to sill high right down the side... I wont mention the word that they sprayed on it.
No excuse but it sounds more like he has pissed someone off

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on February 26, 2019, 02:27:55 PM
Yup, grass cut someone or cheated on his boyfriend / girlfriend or has a debt to pay .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 26, 2019, 06:45:23 PM
There was your mistake.
Sent them another message and finally they agreed to refund me.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Brisbane Puff on February 26, 2019, 07:05:02 PM
Moved to Old Cars thread..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on February 26, 2019, 07:31:31 PM
I'll tell ya why some of us end up at Bumblings, not because we're tightass and don't want to pay a tradie a fair price.. It's because we simply can't get a tradie (or handyman for that matter) to do the b****y job for us! Can't even get them to return my calls. None of them answer the phone (understandable if they're working) so you leave a message in vain :(  Been trying for 3 weeks to get a quote but ... looks like Bumblings will get another visit.

Don't WANT to do the job myself, don't really have the know-how to do the job..

Hope they don't complain when I have to get them to fix it up for me  :(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 26, 2019, 07:39:24 PM
I'll tell ya why some of us end up at Bumblings, not because we're tightass and don't want to pay a tradie a fair price.. It's because we simply can't get a tradie (or handyman for that matter) to do the b****y job for us! Can't even get them to return my calls. None of them answer the phone (understandable if they're working) so you leave a message in vain :(  Been trying for 3 weeks to get a quote but ... looks like Bumblings will get another visit.

Don't WANT to do the job myself, don't really have the know-how to do the job..

Hope they don't complain when I have to get them to fix it up for me  :(
What are you looking for? Maybe someone on here knows someone.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on February 26, 2019, 08:04:09 PM
Just a small job. Am replacing 2 roller doors and need some work done on the facia above the doors and replace a sofit sheet.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 27, 2019, 09:20:10 AM
Quote from: macca
No excuse but it sounds more like he has pissed someone off

Turns out some fantastic security camera footage... no attempt to hide face or car or # plate..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on February 27, 2019, 09:57:49 AM
Turns out some fantastic security camera footage... no attempt to hide face or car or # plate..

Does he know them?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 27, 2019, 10:13:59 AM
Quote from: tryagain
Does he know them?
Possible ex staff, cant get any straight answers
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on February 27, 2019, 11:05:21 AM
I'll tell ya why some of us end up at Bumblings, not because we're tightass and don't want to pay a tradie a fair price.. It's because we simply can't get a tradie (or handyman for that matter) to do the b****y job for us! Can't even get them to return my calls. None of them answer the phone (understandable if they're working) so you leave a message in vain :(  Been trying for 3 weeks to get a quote but ... looks like Bumblings will get another visit.

Don't WANT to do the job myself, don't really have the know-how to do the job..

Hope they don't complain when I have to get them to fix it up for me  :(

After ringing about half a dozen gas fitters and leaving a ton of voicemail mesages over a week or more I finally got one to answer his phone and told him not to bother quoting, he had the job.
When he came out to do the work he said after working for a big comany for many years he'd just decided to set up on his own. I gave him the best advise I could; just keep answering your phone and you'll never run out of work.


Now for my rant.

Just tried to buy a group of tickets for my extended family to go to the Broncos/Cowboys game in Brissy.
It's physically imposible for them to make it any harder to get a large family tickets to a game of footy.

The only seats that I could book for our whole family on line where on the 3rd tier, in the very far back corner.
Exactly where you want to take grandma and grandad to have a family day out at the footy with the grand kids.....  >:(
All of the other areas where restricted to 1 or max 3 tickets per purchase.

After ringing Broncos membership I finally managed talk to someone and got all of our seats in one row in a section that was listed on Ticketek as single ticket areas. But man what a pain....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 27, 2019, 12:15:50 PM
I'll tell ya why some of us end up at Bumblings, not because we're tightass and don't want to pay a tradie a fair price.. It's because we simply can't get a tradie (or handyman for that matter) to do the b****y job for us! Can't even get them to return my calls. None of them answer the phone (understandable if they're working) so you leave a message in vain :(  Been trying for 3 weeks to get a quote but ... looks like Bumblings will get another visit.

Don't WANT to do the job myself, don't really have the know-how to do the job..
you CERTAINLY arent the loneranger there on all points!!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on February 27, 2019, 04:42:19 PM
More politically correct bullShit.  Never had a complaint in decades and now the do-gooders step in.   What about the yellow balloon?  Asians could be offended!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 27, 2019, 04:46:32 PM
I think you mean "incorrect"  ::)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on February 27, 2019, 04:47:49 PM
More politically correct bullShit.  Never had a complaint in decades and now the do-gooders step in.   What about the yellow balloon?  Asians could be offended!!!
The coloured one may be gay, but that's all right now. The world has gone f....in mad.

I have a t shirt which says Why be politically correct when you can be right.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 27, 2019, 07:39:55 PM
I'll tell ya why some of us end up at Bumblings, not because we're tightass and don't want to pay a tradie a fair price.. It's because we simply can't get a tradie (or handyman for that matter) to do the b****y job for us! Can't even get them to return my calls. None of them answer the phone (understandable if they're working) so you leave a message in vain :(  Been trying for 3 weeks to get a quote but ... looks like Bumblings will get another visit.

Don't WANT to do the job myself, don't really have the know-how to do the job..

Hope they don't complain when I have to get them to fix it up for me  :(
John,
The countries skill set has changed,
A tradie 8 years ago(and it is still true today) could/can earn more coin driving a dump truck(mining boom) than being on the tools.
Realistically why would a kid take on an apprenticeship? For 4 years he gets SFA.
He sees his mates doing Traffic management tickets and they bring home $1500 a week, and what has their outlay been?

I had a phone call ony yesterday, went along these lines.
My phone doesn't stop some days, which is a curse when you have your hands dirty/up a ladder, under a house.

Me, Hello, Jon speaking,
Caller, Hi Jon, how busy are you because I have a few jobs needing doing around my home.
Me, sorry I can't help you atm, if you are prepared to wait about 6 weeks, I can book you in.
Caller, you're the 4th, 5th(what ever number) bloke I've rung, why can't you at lest come around and have a look?
Me, because I am booked out.
Caller, why are you so busy?, surely you can cone around and have a look?
I'd had a big couple of days dealing with tyre kickers,
Me, the reason I am busy is I am Farken good at what I do.

Phone went dead.

I have spoken about this with many tradies, there isn't enough of us.
Our local Trade TAFE, closed 15 years ago, why, cause the TAFE got more funding teaching people to make Clay Farken Ash trays.



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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 27, 2019, 07:40:54 PM
Just a small job. Am replacing 2 roller doors and need some work done on the facia above the doors and replace a sofit sheet.
If I was closer, I would help you for a couple of beers.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on February 27, 2019, 07:47:18 PM
If I was closer, I would help you for a couple of beers.

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Thanks Hairs. I hear ya....

Actually just got off the phone.. The last guy I left a message with actually called back :) Having a look see tomorrow arvo.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 27, 2019, 08:00:45 PM
John,
The countries skill set has changed,
A tradie 8 years ago(and it is still true today) could/can earn more coin driving a dump truck(mining boom) than being on the tools.
Realistically why would a kid take on an apprenticeship? For 4 years he gets SFA.
He sees his mates doing Traffic management tickets and they bring home $1500 a week, and what has their outlay been?

I had a phone call ony yesterday, went along these lines.
My phone doesn't stop some days, which is a curse when you have your hands dirty/up a ladder, under a house.

Me, Hello, Jon speaking,
Caller, Hi Jon, how busy are you because I have a few jobs needing doing around my home.
Me, sorry I can't help you atm, if you are prepared to wait about 6 weeks, I can book you in.
Caller, you're the 4th, 5th(what ever number) bloke I've rung, why can't you at lest come around and have a look?
Me, because I am booked out.
Caller, why are you so busy?, surely you can cone around and have a look?
I'd had a big couple of days dealing with tyre kickers,
Me, the reason I am busy is I am Farken good at what I do.

Phone went dead.

I have spoken about this with many tradies, there isn't enough of us.
Our local Trade TAFE, closed 15 years ago, why, cause the TAFE got more funding teaching people to make Clay Farken Ash trays.



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i think we are out to 8 months work infront of us currently....some people just think we are all sitting by the phone waiting for something to do...lol
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 27, 2019, 08:54:33 PM
Thanks Hairs. I hear ya....

Actually just got off the phone.. The last guy I left a message with actually called back :) Having a look see tomorrow arvo.
If the guy doesn’t work out, give your local real estate agent a call and ask who they use to do small jobs.

I know my agent is super efficient at getting stuff done using my money. One day she suggested I get the entire side fence replaced even though there were only a few loose boards. To keep my business her boss went out with a hammer and a few nails and fixed it up himself  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: nab on February 27, 2019, 09:11:48 PM
I’m happy to do small jobs but I won’t quote them, just an estimate over the phone, not worth my time to quote. One lady was adamant I go there and quote to replace a damaged powerpoint, I told her a price over the phone but she wanted me to inspect it first. I said take a pic and send it to me, not good enough. You can’t please everyone!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: macca on February 28, 2019, 08:20:49 AM
It's not so much the price, it's the quality of work that a lot of tradies give you that pisses me off and I am a tradie myself, that is the reason I do ninety percent of the work my self not because I'm a tightarse. Take the gas fit out on my camper, only gas fitter I can get to do it legally will only give an estimate because he is so busy, so I send him drawings, photos etc, he  gives me an estimate and I give him the job. He comes out two weeks later and does the job, it is an absolute disgrace, not one pipe straight, bends not done correctly, next to no clips holding it on and one pipe going thru a Jerry can holder. Then the bill comes in at over three times the estimate, nah, no thanks, I would sooner do it myself where ever I can

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 28, 2019, 08:54:21 AM
It's not so much the price, it's the quality of work that a lot of tradies give you that pisses me off and I am a tradie myself, that is the reason I do ninety percent of the work my self not because I'm a tightarse. Take the gas fit out on my camper, only gas fitter I can get to do it legally will only give an estimate because he is so busy, so I send him drawings, photos etc, he  gives me an estimate and I give him the job. He comes out two weeks later and does the job, it is an absolute disgrace, not one pipe straight, bends not done correctly, next to no clips holding it on and one pipe going thru a Jerry can holder. Then the bill comes in at over three times the estimate, nah, no thanks, I would sooner do it myself where ever I can

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i am constantly amazed at the poor quality work of so many so called tradies out there in the building industry...standard keeps dropping now also with the slap em up and move on to the next job mentality of many.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on February 28, 2019, 09:03:52 AM
i am constantly amazed at the poor quality work of so many so called tradies out there in the building industry...standard keeps dropping now also with the slap em up and move on to the next job mentality of many.
I think we had one of those builds. In the end we just got sick of chasing the company up for repairs because even the repair from the original stuff up was no good.

If we ever build again we would go to a small custom builder who has had good feedback and results.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on February 28, 2019, 09:05:14 AM
i think we are out to 8 months work infront of us currently....some people just think we are all sitting by the phone waiting for something to do...lol

Your weekends are free Mal...……. :laugh: :laugh: ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on February 28, 2019, 09:15:29 AM
Quote from: Hairs
Realistically why would a kid take on an apprenticeship? For 4 years he gets SFA.
My son has been trying and its easier to walk on teh sun in double pluggers than it is to get an apprenticeship...
many of the tradies have been poisoned having taken on modern kids who are lazy ****s with no work ethic at all - who spend 7.5 hours of their 8hour day on the phone on stalkerbook.. or call in sick every second Monday hung over not well...

But you are correct.. there was another thread while back - how many trades are really trades...
It appears to me that most panel beating these days is Remove/Replace... where in teh 80's I still remember a mate of mine shaping a new corner for an AP5 Val as part of his course at TAFE...
Modern cars - plug in a laptop and it tells you everything, not much in the way of real diagnosis... thats modern gear, old cars still require work, but mate who is BMW mech hates the thought of working on dirty oily old cars.... LOL
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 28, 2019, 11:50:45 AM
Your weekends are free Mal...……. :laugh: :laugh: ;D
yep every weekend mate...by choice. I could work every weekend if I wanted to, but after over 25 years as a Carpenter being on the tools it takes it’s toll on the body (especially the old days where cranes being used was rare, we’d lift roof trusses 2 storeys up by hand, lift steel beams up with a few extra guys helping, etc, etc)....I have zero interest in doing weekend work for anyone, the builder I work for now asked me once, he hasn’t bothered asking again...lol.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 28, 2019, 04:46:39 PM
Thanks Hairs. I hear ya....

Actually just got off the phone.. The last guy I left a message with actually called back :) Having a look see tomorrow arvo.
Hope it gets sorted mate.
:cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 28, 2019, 04:51:49 PM
i think we are out to 8 months work infront of us currently....some people just think we are all sitting by the phone waiting for something to do...lol
Yep,
Jobs I'm not licenced to do or I'm not geared up to do, I have a couple of builders that I usually push that work their way. Well, they are booked out for 6-8, some even for 12 months.
Hmmmm,
Is it worth stepping up and getting my builders license?????
I doubt it some some days.
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 28, 2019, 04:56:40 PM
I’m happy to do small jobs but I won’t quote them, just an estimate over the phone, not worth my time to quote. One lady was adamant I go there and quote to replace a damaged powerpoint, I told her a price over the phone but she wanted me to inspect it first. I said take a pic and send it to me, not good enough. You can’t please everyone!
Yep,
I give estimates in writting/email, it states it is only valid for 30 days and it doesn't include unforeseen circumstances.
Hmmm, site inspections cost, nobody wants to pay for you to visit, then they want to change something or have another addon.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 28, 2019, 05:01:50 PM
I think we had one of those builds. In the end we just got sick of chasing the company up for repairs because even the repair from the original stuff up was no good.

If we ever build again we would go to a small custom builder who has had good feedback and results.


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Awesome, yeah they don't have the buying power of the Project Home companies, they how ever stand by their work.
You will pay more, but I believe the quality of build is far better.
And sure, budgets are a big part of many that are building for the first time, upgrading, or investing.
You do pay for what you get.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on February 28, 2019, 05:07:41 PM
yep every weekend mate...by choice. I could work every weekend if I wanted to, but after over 25 years as a Carpenter being on the tools it takes it’s toll on the body (especially the old days where cranes being used was rare, we’d lift roof trusses 2 storeys up by hand, lift steel beams up with a few extra guys helping, etc, etc)....I have zero interest in doing weekend work for anyone, the builder I work for now asked me once, he hasn’t bothered asking again...lol.
Yep,
The Old Grey Mare isn't what she use to be.
Feel it everyday.
Not having a whinge, the body is tied of being a Human Backhoe, Forklift for the last 30 odd years off & on.
Hope ya beer is Cold.
:cheers:


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 28, 2019, 05:27:50 PM
Yep,
The Old Grey Mare isn't what she use to be.
Feel it everyday.
Not having a whinge, the body is tied of being a Human Backhoe, Forklift for the last 30 odd years off & on.
Hope ya beer is Cold.
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yep, sadly that is how the older body gets...lol....currently typing this sitting on my back steps taking a break from hand digging my carport post holes (only half a hole to go now). The old crowbar and shovel are getting a work out in this hard ground (geez we need rain bad), but doing it this way saves me the cost of machine hire, then i’ll use a concrete mixer on the weekend to mix the concrete to set in place the steel posts I made last weekend, and save more costs that way...the old body isn’t liking it, but the bank account can’t afford to keep throwing money at things hand over cost either sadly...lol.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 28, 2019, 06:38:29 PM
Hey Rumpig, probably too late now but are you using a post hole shovel. I was amazed when I first used one at how much easier it made digging holes.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on February 28, 2019, 07:17:12 PM
Hope it gets sorted mate.
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Sigh..  No show   :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on February 28, 2019, 07:27:42 PM
Hey Rumpig, probably too late now but are you using a post hole shovel. I was amazed when I first used one at how much easier it made digging holes.
post hole shovel, clappers  and a crowbar....post hole shovel was just bouncing off the ground it's that dry and hard, needed to break it up with a crowbar first to get anywhere. Holes are all dug now, so just gotta set the posts up and concrete them in on the weekend, but that's after I shoot some heights over the yard first to see exactly what it's doing fall wise.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on February 28, 2019, 07:36:12 PM
post hole shovel, clappers  and a crowbar....post hole shovel was just bouncing off the ground it's that dry and hard, needed to break it up with a crowbar first to get anywhere. Holes are all dug now, so just gotta set the posts up and concrete them in on the weekend, but that's after I shoot some heights over the yard first to see exactly what it's doing fall wise.
For your sake and mine I hope it isn’t too hot this weekend. My missus wants me to start doing the steps and the next part of the retaining wall.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on February 28, 2019, 09:32:34 PM
I feel lucky I started my plumbing draining gas fitting roof work apprenticeship in 1980 and learnt craft skills that came with a trade certificate. I worked for the then NSW Public Works and back in the day when the government employed many apprentices. ( the year I started I was 1 of about 120 apprentices in all trades that started together) There was a training program beyond TAFE that seen the apprentice moving through specialist fields and tradesman guiding the apprentice to be perfectionist with attention to details. They trained the tradesmen for the future. We were building schools, hospitals police stations, we were maintaining similar facilities whilst restoring and maintaining grand govt heritage buildings in NSW. The buildings were well built and well maintained.

Pretty much all my mates got government apprenticeships on leaving school be it with the railways, maritime services, roads or places like garden and cockatoo islands.
Everyone I know who experienced those apprentice days have moved on in life to operating successful businesses including myself. These days I no longer work on the tools due to an injury but am still actively involved in the industry in a technical role that I took on after moving to Qld. I am seeing the problems today.

Today the apprentice is no longer learning skills but the focus is on the TAFE ensuring they pass TAFE so TAFE can be paid. A fee for service. The trades themselves no longer have craftsman skills attached to them. They can no longer cut and solder a round down pipe, beat a piece of lead to make a chimney flashing, pull an offset in copper pipe and then silver solder the pipe, a carpenter today could not make you a window let alone fix a sash cord, cut and pitch a roof with a dormer window thrown in. A bricklayer would struggle to lay a window sill with bull nosed bricks with a return mitre on each corner, install a corbels course at floor level etc.

Back to the governments, they no longer employ tradesmen and apprentices, relying on multi national companies to take on their work ( think spotless, transfield etc) who will then sub contract the work to another teir of contractor who will again contract the work out. The product delivered to the govt is crap. This has significantly resulted in the problems that have been mentioned in the posts above that you can't get anyone these days because training for the future sterted slowing up towards the end of the 1990s and are starting to hit now.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on February 28, 2019, 10:16:58 PM
Public Works was great and the best part about it was that it work easily and simple.  Was one of the best things around.  Like you say now whoever has the won the contract only subs out to anyone and there is no service like Public Works had.   
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bkim on March 01, 2019, 01:33:47 AM
Agree with you 100% Rags, started my plumbing apprenticeship in 1965 with Commonwealth Dept of Works, you were trained in everything to do with plumbing including sheetmetalwork, by real tradesmen! and worked with cabinet makers and most other trades to get an understanding and general knowledge of other trades.  You worked on all kinds of buildings from national trust Post offices and customs houses to defence projects

Was offered a job in New Zealand at a "historic House" in Dunedin when there on holidays in 1993, to maintain all the old plumbing, lead pipes, flashings, you name it and it was there, was told all the local tradesmen couldn't work with anything other than pvc, should have taken it up, but girlfriend at the time (still in Australia) wasn't impressed.

I get amused by some of these new "tradesmen" My old foreman would have sorted them out very quickly! an apprenticeship in those days never did anyone any harm.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on March 01, 2019, 06:53:24 AM
You’re spot on there Rags.
It was 1996-97 that the system failed in QLD.

I was the last of the old system for everything as I worked my way through life.
The last school class that didn’t have TAFE modules accredited to each subject.
The last proper apprenticeship. I was just an average student, but when I finished school I was offered a few apprenticeships; plumber with the local council, upholster at the railway and diesel fitter with the council in another town, but I accepted a boilermaker in the local sugar mill.

We were the last intake of proper apprentices, my year had 2 boilermakers, 3 fitter and turners, 2 electricians and 1 electrical instrument fitter.
After that they changed and employed 3 or 4 fitter/welders and 2 electricians.

We were the last apprentices to go away and do 7 week block training at TAFE every year. I also got to work with proper tradesmen, spending weeks off siding for blacksmiths and specialized metal welders (doing alloy, brass, copper and cast iron work).
After that the employer paid for the TAFE inspector to come to site and sign off their training based on what ever they happened to be doing on the daily job. The proper trades where fazed out and components got replaced instead of repaired.

I learnt to lay out, form and fabricate offset transitions, square to rounds and lobster back bends out of plate steel. And I used these skills out in the field many many times.
The next round of apprentices got signed off the same module by butting 2 pieces of pipe together. Skill set successfully lost!

From that one employer there’s been roughly 4 “qualified” fitter/welder tradesmen entering the workforce every year for the last 20 years with roughly 1/20th the skills that us older trades have.
Some kids would have never done any more then run a profile cutting machine and used a twin wire flux core auto welder to do hardfacing for 4 years, but they will now have a trade certificate to say they can do everything that I can do.

The system is very broken and will take a very very long time to get fixed, if it ever does at all.... :(

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on March 01, 2019, 08:51:57 AM
Same!! Finished my boilermaking apprenticeship in 1982 specializing in structural fabrication. In 84 I went back to night school to become a draftee. Worked my way up from shop detailer to now, lead mechanical and structural designer and am currently checking structural, mechanical and piping 3D models and drawings. Even with computer aided drafting the skill sets we learnt on the board drawing by hand are lost!! knowing the difference between 1st and 3rd angle projection, how to layout properly even down to what information is needed to be put on the drawing is gone.

The youngin's of today consider it a job not a career.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 01, 2019, 11:48:31 AM
Gotta love those TAFE blocks we used to do as an apprentice...1st year Carpenters did 13 weeks at TAFE, if you were lucky it was broken into a seperate 6 week and 7 week block, if you were unlucky you did the 13 weeks at TAFE straight through. I applied to finish my apprenticeship early, actually did a 4 year apprenticeship in 3 years...did a TAFE course before I got my apprenticeship that took 6 months off my time, then applied to finish 6 months early and had to get really high grades in my exams to be able to do it, which I got...so got another 6 months off my time that way.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bunyip on March 01, 2019, 12:22:38 PM

The youngin's of today consider it a job not a career.

Don't disagree Doc, however there has also been a shift from the other side. In my experience employers used to value employees and try to keep them on board. Now it seems like they shed staff at the drop of a hat. Hard to have a career when you cannot stay employed through no fault of your own.

Bunyip
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on March 01, 2019, 12:36:50 PM
This might be a put the cat among the pigeons but it also seems that things vary state to state. I know some people who built a house here on the Gold Coast, after a while they noticed a pattern with the tradesman they were hiring. Let's just say that after that, a conversation was struck up with anyone quoting to find out where they did their trade, if it was QLD they didn't get the job. Similarly on a new big house (10mil worth) I did some work on I noticed that just about all of the trades were very competent, later found out the very competent ones had all done their trades in Sydney.

Now I am sure that there are plenty of good QLD tradies and crap ones from elsewhere as well, but my experience here on the Gold Coast at least is there is a definite correlation, and I know some of the better QLD tradies that I employ would be below average in Sydney.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on March 01, 2019, 03:51:34 PM
Surely this isn't the work of a tradie.
Spotted on a house I was working on today.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190301/fb6213eba8f78781872f12fd400b4bd4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190301/dc13949944d25ebde6bd34df68be7e70.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190301/9ac316205edb12b4db0f63252b603272.jpg)

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on March 01, 2019, 03:54:03 PM

Sigh..  No show   :'(
That Suxs mate.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on March 01, 2019, 05:12:13 PM
because training for the future strted slowing up towards the end of the 1990s and are starting to hit now.

must be about when these blokes started work then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DXBgEN7AGE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DXBgEN7AGE)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on March 01, 2019, 05:42:11 PM
Same!! Finished my boilermaking apprenticeship in 1982 specializing in structural fabrication. In 84 I went back to night school to become a draftee. Worked my way up from shop detailer to now, lead mechanical and structural designer and am currently checking structural, mechanical and piping 3D models and drawings. Even with computer aided drafting the skill sets we learnt on the board drawing by hand are lost!! knowing the difference between 1st and 3rd angle projection, how to layout properly even down to what information is needed to be put on the drawing is gone.

The youngin's of today consider it a job not a career.

Same!!
But I slogged it out on the tools for 10 years before going back to TAFE and reskilling myself with a drafting cert. :P
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on March 01, 2019, 07:02:25 PM
Yep,
Jobs I'm not licenced to do or I'm not geared up to do, I have a couple of builders that I usually push that work their way. Well, they are booked out for 6-8, some even for 12 months.
Hmmmm,
Is it worth stepping up and getting my builders license?????
I doubt it some some days.
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Just use somebody else's... :) 
When we renovated, we found out towards the end when everything started to go bad that the bloke we hired was a carpenter only. He was using his father- in-law's builders licence and passing himself off as the builder.  BSA did nothing.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MarkGU on March 01, 2019, 07:46:45 PM
The problem is that you blokes are not charging enough for your work  >:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exNTxhNhyh4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exNTxhNhyh4)

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on March 01, 2019, 07:55:09 PM
...........Even with computer aided drafting the skill sets we learnt on the board drawing by hand are lost!! knowing the difference between 1st and 3rd angle projection, how to layout properly even down to what information is needed to be put on the drawing is gone.

doc, there has always been those that knew what they were doing, and those that didn't.
CAD just made everyone's work LOOK the same.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 02, 2019, 01:12:28 PM
I still hand draw 3d / tech  stuff, find it way quicker.     Cant get my head around CAD / sketch up .  :D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Brisbane Puff on March 02, 2019, 02:14:34 PM
Have a look at nanoCAD.. Free download and support.. Uses the same configuration and commands as Autocad..
Been using it for a couple of years since giving up on Autodesk updating after version 10 & never had a problem..

Saves in DWG & DXF. Can import Jpeg & Corel CDR, PCX files..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on March 03, 2019, 01:33:12 PM
First world problem rant...
I use Cajun seasoning a lot. Love it on eggs, steak, potatoes, pasta etc.
Normally get Masterfoods or Hoyts. Both taste good. Too lazy to make it up myself.
Recently made the mistake of trying the Woolies brand... Oh dear. It is awful. Doesn't even taste like Cajun! They put celery seed in it. And no Paprika!  What sort of muppetry is this? It's not Cajun without paprika....???

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 03, 2019, 01:40:18 PM
First world problem rant...
I use Cajun seasoning a lot. Love it on eggs, steak, potatoes, pasta etc.
Normally get Masterfoods or Hoyts. Both taste good. Too lazy to make it up myself.
Recently made the mistake of trying the Woolies brand... Oh dear. It is awful. Doesn't even taste like Cajun! They put celery seed in it. And no Paprika!  What sort of muppetry is this? It's not Cajun without paprika....???

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It will be made that way for some minority group. ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 03, 2019, 04:14:36 PM
It will be made that way for some minority group. ;D

yeah, old farts with bland tastes...  >:D >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on March 03, 2019, 05:07:21 PM
Made this up yesterday. Our chilli bushes are thriving this time of the year.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 03, 2019, 09:22:15 PM
I hate that check in still closes 90 minutes before departure for international flights... off to the land of the long white cloud at 7am tomorrow. Fly to Christchurch then onto Invercargill.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 03, 2019, 09:41:44 PM
Having a look at the Burt Munroe  Worlds Fastest Indian museum while your there .. Wanaka and the Malborough district for the warbirds  . ?? Safe travels .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 04, 2019, 05:39:05 AM
Having a look at the Burt Munroe  Worlds Fastest Indian museum while your there .. Wanaka and the Malborough district for the warbirds  . ?? Safe travels .
Thanks. Unfortunately it’s a work trip so won’t be too much sightseeing.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on March 04, 2019, 08:10:58 AM
Just use somebody else's... :) 
When we renovated, we found out towards the end when everything started to go bad that the bloke we hired was a carpenter only. He was using his father- in-law's builders licence and passing himself off as the builder.  BSA did nothing.

Not just tradies! >:D

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-02/pilot-with-bogus-credentials-charged-airline-seeking-millions/10864524 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-02/pilot-with-bogus-credentials-charged-airline-seeking-millions/10864524)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on March 04, 2019, 09:32:12 AM
Have a look at nanoCAD.. Free download and support.. Uses the same configuration and commands as Autocad..
Been using it for a couple of years since giving up on Autodesk updating after version 10 & never had a problem..

Saves in DWG & DXF. Can import Jpeg & Corel CDR, PCX files..

AutoCAD...…...good for home drawings now...……...If you not on board (pun intended ;D ) with the smart 3D packages you're not in the game.

doc, there has always been those that knew what they were doing, and those that didn't.
CAD just made everyone's work LOOK the same.

 :cheers:

Nope...……...I've been checking for a while now, and in this office I can almost tell who's drawing I'm checking. The older guys have ALL the info on fewer drawings, the youngins have more pictures and not enough information...……

All CAD did was make the text the same!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 04, 2019, 02:06:44 PM
Put this one on your resume.

Hobart residents opposed to Mount Wellington cable car learn how to protest
In a cosy pub at the foot of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, around 100 people gathered to learn a new art — the art of being an activist.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-04/hobart-residents-opposed-to-cable-car-learn-how-to-protest/10866274 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-04/hobart-residents-opposed-to-cable-car-learn-how-to-protest/10866274)



There is no hope for mankind.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on March 04, 2019, 06:51:18 PM
Bought a hard sided camper (  ;D ) about 18 months ago. Always been a bit shocked at how much water we chew through. We came from an Aussie Swag with a 40LT water tank that would easily last us a week of general use (no showers) to the hard sided model from a MAJOR manufacturer complete with 2 x 80LT tanks.

Kept running out of water so was blaming the Missus for taking too long in the shower but she swore blind that was not the case and blamed me. Well I KNEW that that wasn't so.

Decided to do some checking. Drained both tanks and refilled through a flow meter. Stuff me, could only get about 40LT in each tank.

Stripped one tank out from under, looking for things like maybe a blocked breather. Breather hose was OK, tank filled to 80LT on the ground. WTF??? Took out the screw in elbow where the breather was connected and found that the only hole had been made by something like a VERY small screwdriver!! Out with a 13mm drill...

Fitted it all back up and surprise surprise, can now get 80LT into the tank.

It's obviously been like that since new in 2006 and the previous owners just thought that was normal. It was only filling to the top of the filler hose, which is halfway up the side of the tank

Another case of quality Jayco workmanship   >:(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Johnnos3003 on March 06, 2019, 12:07:03 PM
Yes I am award and fully understand that under Australian consumer law a business dose not have to give a refund for change of mind or incorrect size.

However I was disappointed that Tent World choose to enforce this as policy in their stores. I had wrongly purchased the incorrect size for than item, I would have exchanged it for the correct size but they don't sell the correct size so... I asked for a refund.

I was issued a store credit.

I was disappointed with the out come and I guess I will be using my feet... see ya Tent world your off my Christmas card list!

This is the first time I have ever been knocked back on a refund, not that I do it very often.

  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: nab on March 06, 2019, 07:03:50 PM
Today I was invited (free ticket) to the Wildcats NBL grand final game 1 Friday night. Corporate box in the very front row - any closer and I would be sitting on the team bench - free food and drink all night. I say “100% in!!!”. I ring my missus to tell her I’m busy Friday night when she kindly reminded me it was her birthday which I thought was tomorrow (got the date right but the day wrong) so no wildcats fit me :(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on March 06, 2019, 08:15:11 PM
Today I was invited (free ticket) to the Wildcats NBL grand final game 1 Friday night. Corporate box in the very front row - any closer and I would be sitting on the team bench - free food and drink all night. I say “100% in!!!”. I ring my missus to tell her I’m busy Friday night when she kindly reminded me it was her birthday which I thought was tomorrow (got the date right but the day wrong) so no wildcats fit me :(

Bugger................... :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 06, 2019, 09:16:15 PM
Today I was invited (free ticket) to the Wildcats NBL grand final game 1 Friday night. Corporate box in the very front row - any closer and I would be sitting on the team bench - free food and drink all night. I say “100% in!!!”. I ring my missus to tell her I’m busy Friday night when she kindly reminded me it was her birthday which I thought was tomorrow (got the date right but the day wrong) so no wildcats fit me :(
did similar for wife's birthday quite a few years ago....i went to work as normal thinking it was Wednesday the day before the wife's birthday, apparently it was actually Thursday and the day of her birthday. The sister inlaw rang me that arvo telling me the misses wasn't very happy that I'd forgotten it was her birthday...i hadn't forgotten, just had no clue what day of the week it really was...lol.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on March 06, 2019, 09:19:08 PM
did similar for wife's birthday quite a few years ago....i went to work as normal thinking it was Wednesday the day before the wife's birthday, apparently it was actually Thursday and the day of her birthday. The sister inlaw rang me that arvo telling me the misses wasn't very happy that I'd forgotten it was her birthday...i hadn't forgotten, just had no clue what day of the week it really was...lol.

So, were you let off the hook Mal?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 06, 2019, 09:43:00 PM
So, were you let off the hook Mal?
yeah, she got over it once I gave her the present and wished her happy birthday...lol
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 07, 2019, 10:00:49 AM
WTF is wrong with people


Quote
A chilling warning after deadly traps set up along popular riding track

Motorbike riders have been sent a chilling warning after deadly traps, capable of decapitating someone, were set along a popular track.

The disturbing discovery was made at a spot on the Gold Coast, with two traps consisting of thin copper wire strung across the track between two trees.

The wires were set up at head height and could result in serious injury or even death for riders going at high speed.

Images of the trap have been shared on Facebook as a chilling warning to riders to take care.

“Copper wire have been set up across Coomera 4x4 tracks at head height obviously trying to get riders,” one of the posts read. “Be careful around these areas.”

People were understandably outraged and concerned by the discovery, with thousands flocking to the comment section to warn friends and family.

“That would slice you in half. That’s some next level madness right there,” one person said.

“Idiots who did this should be jailed! There is no doubt someone would have their head cut off at speed,” another wrote.
(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/f0c24e28790176493e9a5d181e15a72a?width=650)
https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/on-the-road/chilling-warning-after-deadly-traps-set-up-along-popular-riding-track/news-story/662010956f5ff59b91d68c9743f5fead (https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/on-the-road/chilling-warning-after-deadly-traps-set-up-along-popular-riding-track/news-story/662010956f5ff59b91d68c9743f5fead)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 07, 2019, 11:56:08 AM
WTF is wrong with people

My mate and I often say "People are just no good" and "People Shit me"  Probably use both in this instance.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 07, 2019, 02:21:43 PM
I'm not sticking up what was done...its friggin dangerous.... but.

If you have trail bikes ripping up the bush behind ya house, I reckon it could get a bit punishing.
On the news the other night, it showed trail bikes up really close to peoples homes.

Its no good asking them not to do it.... you'll get told to go fornicate ya self.

The cops don't wanna know....

I reckon, someone has just snapped and strung up the beheading wires.

The moment they kill someone, they will be remorseful....

Ya can't shoot 'em (the trail bike riders).....

How do you stop them riding trail bikes?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on March 07, 2019, 02:37:11 PM
<snip>

Ya can't shoot 'em (the trail bike riders).....

<snip>

Rock salt from a shottie…………...stopped us (for a while) back in the late '70s around the back blocks of Cranbourne...…………. :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 07, 2019, 04:26:30 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
How do you stop them riding trail bikes?
If they are registered, then they have as much right to be there as any car does.

I know it wont stop everyone, but how about some more legit places for them to ride. I know when my son had his bike and I had my XR, he wanted to ride with me, but we could only find 1 place  in Vic to do that. - we could ride at the same place but not on the same tracks (not MX tracks, bush tracks)...

There used to be a dozen bike parks in NSW alone. Unsure about other states. There are 1 or 2 now, but they are stupid hours from suburbia. There used to be 2x Police Boys Clubs in the Sutho Shire alone... 2 bike parks in Nowra area.

Then councils in their wisdom let people build houses within stones throw of them... new people move in - complain (this is how Amaroo and Oran Park got the arse) about the noise, and they get closed.

There was a bloke in Mansfield Vic that wanted to open a Bike Park way out of town, but then 400yr old Farmer jones complained that he might here them 5klms the other side of town - instantly canned.

There was one in last 5 mths from memory in South Aussie - where the council told the whingers who was only a weekender 'hobby farmer' in the area to far cough as the track had been there for 10+ years and there was a lot of jobs created by the place. The locas even offered to buy him out to stop him out to stop him whinging, but he refused.

Then you have the bike owners themselves that feel they are in need of more power than a standard 400/500 can put out, so the wankers first step is on with the ****in stupidly loud pipe (instead of learning how to get the best out of a bike that wins races world wide) - then the go ride behind houses like Jeepers says - of course grandad's going to complain  after all he was never young himself and never annoyed any old people when he was young.

I dont know if there'll ever be a solution...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 07, 2019, 04:39:53 PM
Not while we have urban sprawl.

I see no answer to it either, and i'm one of the smartest people I know.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on March 07, 2019, 04:40:51 PM
I'm not sticking up what was done...its friggin dangerous.... but.

If you have trail bikes ripping up the bush behind ya house, I reckon it could get a bit punishing.
On the news the other night, it showed trail bikes up really close to peoples homes.

Its no good asking them not to do it.... you'll get told to go fornicate ya self.

The cops don't wanna know....

I reckon, someone has just snapped and strung up the beheading wires.

The moment they kill someone, they will be remorseful....

Ya can't shoot 'em (the trail bike riders).....

How do you stop them riding trail bikes?

I had wondered if someone put them up and then reported them straight away, would mean all the trail bike riders would be nervous and not go flying through there and no one would get hurt as they would be taken down straight away.

And I don't condone them doing it but it's not too far from me, and just had a look at the City Plan and it looks like private land, likely owned by a developer waiting to be developed, so I am pretty sure they wouldn't have permission to be there in the first place anyway.

This was also not too far from me a couple of years back, still makes me smile

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/fed-up-footy-dads-mount-chase-after-reckless-hoons-drive-through-kids-soccer-game-at-pacific-pines/news-story/6770daf1317da512b0dc5b4d0352763c (https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/fed-up-footy-dads-mount-chase-after-reckless-hoons-drive-through-kids-soccer-game-at-pacific-pines/news-story/6770daf1317da512b0dc5b4d0352763c)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on March 07, 2019, 08:01:17 PM
Don't we have a 2019 version of this thread?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JD-120 on March 07, 2019, 08:34:55 PM
Don't we have a 2019 version of this thread?

lol is that your rant :)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 08, 2019, 03:54:22 AM
is that your rant too then,

that someone else, ranted about someone ranting in the wrong year rant thread.

You  sound like a looking for a fight.. well.... c'mon then, behind the crappers at big lunch, ya wanker.  :D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 08, 2019, 05:26:07 AM
Don't we have a 2019 version of this thread?

We do, I have tidied up the threads

GG
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on March 11, 2019, 05:42:07 PM
I'd like to know how the universe knows any time I manage to scrounge two goddamn bob together!  >:(

We haven't exactly been rolling in it since the boss hurt her back a bit over a year ago and hasn't been able to work since, but last week we managed to sell the old soft floor and got a nice little cash bump to help replenish some depleted savings. Well in that same week, the power steering on the patrol has Shit itself (booked in tomorrow), my beach fridge completely stopped working, just flashes red error LEDs whether it's on 12 or 240, and my 12V compressor now runs about 10 seconds at a time and then stops for 10.

Fortunately the fridge is still under warranty, and the compressor reeks of faulty thermal cutout, which I can probably replace cheaply (assuming I can find one) or bypass completely and turn my compressor into a time bomb. But really, ffs, I didn't even go camping and had all that stuff go in less than a week after I finally got a little bit of breathing space financially. It's times like these that make me suspect that god isn't just a load of made up bs and that he's a complete asshole.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on March 11, 2019, 07:56:53 PM
Seriously, there are retards out there that live for this crap.
These bats have smash a once healthy rainforest, which was a pocket of what was called The Big Scrub'
Sheeeeesh(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190311/5c49d729dddf47dd73c317a22b53352d.jpg)

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rags on March 11, 2019, 08:26:35 PM
Seriously, there are retards out there that live for this crap.
These bats have smash a once healthy rainforest, which was a pocket of what was called The Big Scrub'
Sheeeeesh(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190311/5c49d729dddf47dd73c317a22b53352d.jpg)

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I assume when they say cane toad collectors they mean people who collect toads to kill, and maybe freeze
I would be interested in what they have on the BBQ menu.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on March 11, 2019, 08:28:54 PM
Seriously, there are retards out there that live for this crap.
These bats have smash a once healthy rainforest, which was a pocket of what was called The Big Scrub'
Sheeeeesh(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190311/5c49d729dddf47dd73c317a22b53352d.jpg)

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The one next to the high school? 

They have been trying to move that colony for decades now
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on March 12, 2019, 12:14:44 PM
The one next to the high school? 

They have been trying to move that colony for decades now
Yep, that one.
A fortnight ago the majority of the bats disappeared, they lost their minds over that.
Local FB groups had posts everywhere, Where have the Bats gone, people where freakin out.
Christ it's sad to think these numpties walk amongst us.
And they breed


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on March 12, 2019, 01:20:30 PM
Yep, that one.
A fortnight ago the majority of the bats disappeared, they lost their minds over that.
Local FB groups had posts everywhere, Where have the Bats gone, people where freakin out.
Christ it's sad to think these numpties walk amongst us.
And they breed


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the heat got to them.  Was out the train tunnels a couple of months ago and hardly any bats in the tunnels at all.  A couple of weeks ago and the most bats I have ever seen in them.   
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on March 13, 2019, 02:07:09 PM
Bloody "bait advertising" Aldi electric bike, front page of brochure for $799, good review etc.,   only problem, Aldi only issued 2 bikes to every store. Not happy Jan  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 13, 2019, 02:13:58 PM
Bloody "bait advertising" Aldi electric bike, front page of brochure for $799, good review etc.,   only problem, Aldi only issued 2 bikes to every store. Not happy Jan  >:( >:( >:(
standard issue for Aldi.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on March 13, 2019, 02:24:09 PM
I'LL have a gander if you like, Bendigo tomorrow and Maryborough Friday, if you are serious.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 13, 2019, 02:24:50 PM
Gmail and Drive down globally

All our stuff runs through Google, email, drive etc :D :D :D what an awesome afternoon it will be.

Quote
https://t.co/fE3nQHuJA5

Google’s email service Gmail has been hit with a worldwide outage knocking communications out for users everywhere, including Australia.

The issue first surfaced this afternoon, around 1pm (AEDT, with Google’s GSuite Status dashboard subsequently saying that the system had encountered a problem.

According to outage tracking website Down Detector, complaints about Gmail peaked at around 2pm (AEDT) with over 3500 complaints logged, with some users still facing access issues.

Services across US, Japan, Malaysia and Australia have been most severely affected.

“We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour,” Google said.

While services are slowly coming back, access to Gmail remains patchy and with a billion users globally, the outage has the potential to severely disrupt businesses.

The disruption is also impacting Google Drive.

Google has been contacted for comment.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 13, 2019, 03:49:32 PM
standard issue for Aldi.

And just about any other chain store that has decent bargains advertised.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 13, 2019, 03:54:23 PM
And just about any other chain store that has decent bargains advertised.
agree...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 13, 2019, 08:15:23 PM
Went to an info session at my daughters school for an Antipodeans tour to Vietnam next year. Talk about highway robbery, $5,000 for 10 days staying at a stranger’s house! Of course, they claim they put a lot of effort in behind the scenes but when you can get a commercial tour for $1600 something isn’t right.

What made it even funnier, was when the woman went on to say how the kids are encouraged to fund raise to reduce the cost and this teaches them good financial management, completely missing the point that they are actually encouraging the kids to go into debt to their parents to fund a future “holiday”.

A quick Google search shows other options including one that is only $2500+ flights. Makes me wonder what process the school followed to select Antipodeans.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on March 13, 2019, 09:23:47 PM
I'LL have a gander if you like, Bendigo tomorrow and Maryborough Friday, if you are serious.

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yes please  :D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on March 13, 2019, 09:37:41 PM
Done

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 14, 2019, 06:41:43 AM
Went to an info session at my daughters school for an Antipodeans tour to Vietnam next year. Talk about highway robbery, $5,000 for 10 days staying at a stranger’s house! Of course, they claim they put a lot of effort in behind the scenes but when you can get a commercial tour for $1600 something isn’t right.

What made it even funnier, was when the woman went on to say how the kids are encouraged to fund raise to reduce the cost and this teaches them good financial management, completely missing the point that they are actually encouraging the kids to go into debt to their parents to fund a future “holiday”.

A quick Google search shows other options including one that is only $2500+ flights. Makes me wonder what process the school followed to select Antipodeans.
my daughter did 10 days in China with her school last year, cost us $1300....$5000 is a big difference for a school trip
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 14, 2019, 06:55:30 AM
Do you know who that was through Rumpig?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on March 14, 2019, 07:06:14 AM
Gmail and Drive down globally

All our stuff runs through Google, email, drive etc :D :D :D what an awesome afternoon it will be.
Anyone up for a good conspiracy theory...??

Facebook and Instagram down around the world as well today.

Using Facebook to log into apps like Spotify is effected by the outage.
Facebook official response is this is not a DDoS attack.
 https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/13/18264092/facebook-instagram-down-partially-post-messages-profile-loading (https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/13/18264092/facebook-instagram-down-partially-post-messages-profile-loading)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Spada on March 14, 2019, 07:13:48 AM
Anyone up for a good conspiracy theory...??

Facebook and Instagram down around the world as well today.


Putting on my tin foil hat, could it be in retaliation to this  >:D

"In a pre-election pitch to rein in the influence of tech giants, Senator Warren last week vowed to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected president, to promote competition in the technology sector." - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/facebook-deletes-then-restores-elizabeth-warren-technology-ads/10895644 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/facebook-deletes-then-restores-elizabeth-warren-technology-ads/10895644)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 14, 2019, 10:38:40 AM
Do you know who that was through Rumpig?
the school has some company they deal with in China, i’ll see if the misses knows the name of it...this years trip is $1500 I think, still good value. They were recently advertising 10 day China holidays online for around $1600, the wife and I were considering taking the family in June / July school holidays, but the offer had to be done about a week before then.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2019, 10:56:50 AM
Went to an info session at my daughters school for an Antipodeans tour to Vietnam next year. Talk about highway robbery, $5,000 for 10 days staying at a stranger’s house! Of course, they claim they put a lot of effort in behind the scenes but when you can get a commercial tour for $1600 something isn’t right.

What made it even funnier, was when the woman went on to say how the kids are encouraged to fund raise to reduce the cost and this teaches them good financial management, completely missing the point that they are actually encouraging the kids to go into debt to their parents to fund a future “holiday”.

A quick Google search shows other options including one that is only $2500+ flights. Makes me wonder what process the school followed to select Antipodeans.

Schools trying to make more t$$


Uniforms....
Went to buy daughter a jumper at school this morning $110 for a plan blue jumper.. Same one is available at Big W for $18.00 - but apparently they arent allowed to wear the Big W one or they get detention!!!!!!!  Same everything!

WTF?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: saph on March 14, 2019, 12:27:54 PM
Schools trying to make more t$$


Uniforms....
Went to buy daughter a jumper at school this morning $110 for a plan blue jumper.. Same one is available at Big W for $18.00 - but apparently they arent allowed to wear the Big W one or they get detention!!!!!!!  Same everything!

WTF?

something with the cash flow for the school its why they dont like plain clothes uniforms because they lose the money and you can bet they buy the same ones as big w for cheap and just up the price.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 14, 2019, 06:44:30 PM
Schools trying to make more t$$


Uniforms....
Went to buy daughter a jumper at school this morning $110 for a plan blue jumper.. Same one is available at Big W for $18.00 - but apparently they arent allowed to wear the Big W one or they get detention!!!!!!!  Same everything!

WTF?



Send her in the Big W  one anyway, then rip it up them if they detain her.. They either supply her a school one at or near the same cost or she wears the BW one .. And offer them What side of your face  is your most photographic for Tracy Todays Tonight  ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2019, 06:54:12 PM


Send her in the Big W  one anyway, then rip it up them if they detain her.. They either supply her a school one at or near the same cost or she wears the BW one .. And offer them What side of your face  is your most photographic for Tracy Todays Tonight  ;D ;D
they give the kids detention... many years of discussion 'this is ****ed' - school doesnt give a Shit.
the tracey has been tried before, they have no interest in it.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on March 14, 2019, 06:59:36 PM
If it's the same jumper, how would anyone know it was from BigW?

Private school?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 14, 2019, 07:10:42 PM
Do you know who that was through Rumpig?
Arise  China is the name of the group thier school go through...apparently it was a 14 day trip they did for just under the $1300
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 14, 2019, 07:18:58 PM
Arise  China is the name of the group thier school go through...apparently it was a 14 day trip they did for just under the $1300
Thanks, I have a word with the school and see if they are prepared to consider alternatives.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 14, 2019, 07:31:21 PM
Thanks, I have a word with the school and see if they are prepared to consider alternatives.

Someones getting a kickback somewhere...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2019, 07:40:36 PM
If it's the same jumper, how would anyone know it was from BigW?

Private school?
not private, a badge on it about size of a couple of 50c pieces. like the china post someones wife/cousin owns the shop that sells the Shit i bet.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 14, 2019, 08:01:10 PM
Someones getting a kickback somewhere...
Maybe, so I have asked if the school and/or teachers get any benefit, eg teacher might get to go for free.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 14, 2019, 08:33:15 PM
Maybe, so I have asked if the school and/or teachers get any benefit, eg teacher might get to go for free.
if its like a dive holiday I did to solomon islands years back - yes your payinig for the teachers too
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on March 14, 2019, 09:06:12 PM
not private, a badge on it about size of a couple of 50c pieces.....

Expensive badge...

.....like the china post someones wife/cousin owns the shop that sells the Shit i bet.

You're onto 'em... :cup:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 14, 2019, 09:50:37 PM
Could  be the uniform shop is run by the school P&C committee and  the only way they are allowed to raise funds for school projects,  Still stupidly expensive though .. So ive been told by the missus .
This is the case at the High school where our daughter will be going next year . Her uniform isnt available anywhere else .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: saph on March 15, 2019, 12:10:51 AM
Could  be the uniform shop is run by the school P&C committee and  the only way they are allowed to raise funds for school projects,  Still stupidly expensive though .. So ive been told by the missus .
This is the case at the High school where our daughter will be going next year . Her uniform isnt available anywhere else .

Mostly yea they are run through that mob even when most of the time you never see the cash gotten used unless they are in student laptops or stuff like that it goes into a black hole i think.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on March 15, 2019, 06:48:10 AM
Quote
Mostly yea they are run through that mob even when most of the time you never see the cash gotten used unless they are in student laptops or stuff like that it goes into a black hole i think.

Quote
Quote from: Bird on Yesterday at 07:40:36 PM
not private, a badge on it about size of a couple of 50c pieces.....

Expensive badge...

Quote from: Bird on Yesterday at 07:40:36 PM
.....like the china post someones wife/cousin owns the shop that sells the Shit i bet.

You're onto 'em... :cup:

You'll find that a lot of the cost is incurred due to the limited suppliers and low purchase qty's. Big W will buy 20,000 jumpers from Bangladesh in one order for all stores, and it will be ordered about a year prior to delivery (that's how it was for the 23 years I was a manager at Big W), but the school P&C will only be buying a couple of hundred at a time and will be ordering around 4 or 5 months before the peak selling season. There will only be a couple of local suppliers that are geared up to be able to supply small quantities manufactured to the schools requirements (colour and logo's), and they will charge accordingly. Cant speak for your specific state School, but I'm president of a P&C at a state school with 1100 students. Our uniform shop has an annual income of $110k, but NET profit from the uniform shop is only around 8%.

Yes it is hard for outsiders not actively involved in a school to see where P&C funds are used, but sadly they may well be used to buy computers for the school, or sunscreen for the playgrounds, or new desks and chairs for the class rooms, or fans for the hall, or soccer balls, or musical instruments, etc etc etc................................all things that parents demand expect to be to be provided, but governments don't fund. As an example, our schools operational budget (set by the education department) has an allocation of just over $1000 a year for pool chemicals, I can barely maintain my home spar for that, let alone a commercial pool??? so the school is forced to have to rent the pool to a commercial swim school just to be able to cover the cost associated with having a pool at the school for the students.

Not a lot gets me too cranky, but there's nothing like a good P&C bashing to really rile me up  >:(  >:(  >:(

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 15, 2019, 07:32:01 AM
You'll find that a lot of the cost is incurred due to the limited suppliers and low purchase qty's. Big W will buy 20,000 jumpers from Bangladesh in one order for all stores, and it will be ordered about a year prior to delivery (that's how it was for the 23 years I was a manager at Big W), but the school P&C will only be buying a couple of hundred at a time and will be ordering around 4 or 5 months before the peak selling season. There will only be a couple of local suppliers that are geared up to be able to supply small quantities manufactured to the schools requirements (colour and logo's), and they will charge accordingly. Cant speak for your specific state School, but I'm president of a P&C at a state school with 1100 students. Our uniform shop has an annual income of $110k, but NET profit from the uniform shop is only around 8%.

Yes it is hard for outsiders not actively involved in a school to see where P&C funds are used, but sadly they may well be used to buy computers for the school, or sunscreen for the playgrounds, or new desks and chairs for the class rooms, or fans for the hall, or soccer balls, or musical instruments, etc etc etc................................all things that parents demand expect to be to be provided, but governments don't fund. As an example, our schools operational budget (set by the education department) has an allocation of just over $1000 a year for pool chemicals, I can barely maintain my home spar for that, let alone a commercial pool??? so the school is forced to have to rent the pool to a commercial swim school just to be able to cover the cost associated with having a pool at the school for the students.

Not a lot gets me too cranky, but there's nothing like a good P&C bashing to really rile me up  >:(  >:(  >:(

Well put Spada. Nothing like facts to set things straight.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 15, 2019, 07:42:44 AM
Ohhh Master Glasshopper, Not Bashinggg ! but just unaware of the finer workings,  of the mysterious school world, Now as an
 unkowledgeable parent, I can snatch those pebbles of information from your teaching,   I will be enlightened and knowledgeable  and ready ...   ;D ;D
Sorry Spads .. Too much comedy company this morning ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: saph on March 15, 2019, 09:36:37 AM
You'll find that a lot of the cost is incurred due to the limited suppliers and low purchase qty's. Big W will buy 20,000 jumpers from Bangladesh in one order for all stores, and it will be ordered about a year prior to delivery (that's how it was for the 23 years I was a manager at Big W), but the school P&C will only be buying a couple of hundred at a time and will be ordering around 4 or 5 months before the peak selling season. There will only be a couple of local suppliers that are geared up to be able to supply small quantities manufactured to the schools requirements (colour and logo's), and they will charge accordingly. Cant speak for your specific state School, but I'm president of a P&C at a state school with 1100 students. Our uniform shop has an annual income of $110k, but NET profit from the uniform shop is only around 8%.

Yes it is hard for outsiders not actively involved in a school to see where P&C funds are used, but sadly they may well be used to buy computers for the school, or sunscreen for the playgrounds, or new desks and chairs for the class rooms, or fans for the hall, or soccer balls, or musical instruments, etc etc etc................................all things that parents demand expect to be to be provided, but governments don't fund. As an example, our schools operational budget (set by the education department) has an allocation of just over $1000 a year for pool chemicals, I can barely maintain my home spar for that, let alone a commercial pool??? so the school is forced to have to rent the pool to a commercial swim school just to be able to cover the cost associated with having a pool at the school for the students.

Not a lot gets me too cranky, but there's nothing like a good P&C bashing to really rile me up  >:(  >:(  >:(

Well i never saw much of this as a student all i knew is the place was a hole at times and never replaced the air con that got destroyed by lighting back in 2010 that i still have the picture that i took on a nokia c11 mobile phone.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on March 15, 2019, 10:52:11 AM
Ohhh Master Glasshopper, Not Bashinggg ! but just unaware of the finer workings,  of the mysterious school world, Now as an
 unkowledgeable parent, I can snatch those pebbles of information from your teaching,   I will be enlightened and knowledgeable  and ready ...   ;D ;D
Sorry Spads .. Too much comedy company this morning ..

No drama's Edz, wasn't taking offence any of your comments. :D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 15, 2019, 01:04:31 PM
Confirmed today that neither the school or teachers get any financial or in kind contribution. Not sure if that makes it better or worse!

As for P&Cs kudos to anyone who takes on a P&C role. I was the Treasurer for a school up in Townsville and I saw just how much work it takes. It also opened my eyes to just how much the government doesn’t actually fund.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 15, 2019, 01:26:24 PM
No drama's Edz, wasn't taking offence any of your comments. :D

Yeah I knew it   ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 15, 2019, 02:40:54 PM
Quote from: Spada
You'll find that a lot of the cost is incurred due to the limited suppliers and low purchase qty's. Big W will buy 20,000 jumpers from Bangladesh in one order for all stores, and it will be ordered about a year prior to delivery (that's how it was for the 23 years I was a manager at Big W), but the school P&C will only be buying a couple of hundred at a time and will be ordering around 4 or 5 months before the peak selling season.

I maybe wrong, but I'm betting they buy em from Big W.. ;)
And I dont think ordering 4-5 mths out would increase the price outta Bangladesh from 50cents for Big W to $100 for school or Im changing careers ;)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on March 15, 2019, 04:20:36 PM
I maybe wrong, but I'm betting they buy em from Big W.. ;)
And I dont think ordering 4-5 mths out would increase the price outta Bangladesh from 50cents for Big W to $100 for school or Im changing careers ;)

$100 bucks for a jumper does sound steep Bird, our fleece lined microfibre jackets are made in Australia in our schools pattern with logo, and sell for $59. A plain fleece zip front fleece jumper (school colours and logo) is $40. Although you'd need to wear two of our Queensland jumpers down in your neck of the woods.......................in summer  >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on March 15, 2019, 06:57:36 PM
Certain politicians that say you can't live on $18-50 p/h but that's double what a pensioner gets   >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on March 15, 2019, 07:56:43 PM
opened my eyes to just how much the government doesn’t actually fund.

Stadiums don't rebuild themselves, you know! Would you be comfortable knowing your local schools were fully funded while Sydney football clubs were being forced to play in decades old stadiums???

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on March 15, 2019, 08:36:08 PM
Stadiums don't rebuild themselves, you know! Would you be comfortable knowing your local schools were fully funded while Sydney football clubs were being forced to play in decades old stadiums???


My bloody oath I would, kids education is more important than a few overpaid "elite" sports people, get your priorities right
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on March 15, 2019, 08:51:58 PM
My bloody oath I would, kids education is more important than a few overpaid "elite" sports people, get your priorities right
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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on March 16, 2019, 06:29:02 AM
Got me beat why they need school logos and fancy patterns etc , it's a school uniform, should be standard for at least each state maybe even national, that would increase the education department's buying power.  If a kid needs to look at their jumper to see what school they go to then maybe mum or dad could help them out

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on March 16, 2019, 07:18:50 AM
You'll find that a lot of the cost is incurred due to the limited suppliers and low purchase qty's. Big W will buy 20,000 jumpers from Bangladesh in one order for all stores, and it will be ordered about a year prior to delivery (that's how it was for the 23 years I was a manager at Big W), but the school P&C will only be buying a couple of hundred at a time and will be ordering around 4 or 5 months before the peak selling season. There will only be a couple of local suppliers that are geared up to be able to supply small quantities manufactured to the schools requirements (colour and logo's), and they will charge accordingly. Cant speak for your specific state School, but I'm president of a P&C at a state school with 1100 students. Our uniform shop has an annual income of $110k, but NET profit from the uniform shop is only around 8%.

Yes it is hard for outsiders not actively involved in a school to see where P&C funds are used, but sadly they may well be used to buy computers for the school, or sunscreen for the playgrounds, or new desks and chairs for the class rooms, or fans for the hall, or soccer balls, or musical instruments, etc etc etc................................all things that parents demand expect to be to be provided, but governments don't fund. As an example, our schools operational budget (set by the education department) has an allocation of just over $1000 a year for pool chemicals, I can barely maintain my home spar for that, let alone a commercial pool??? so the school is forced to have to rent the pool to a commercial swim school just to be able to cover the cost associated with having a pool at the school for the students.

Not a lot gets me too cranky, but there's nothing like a good P&C bashing to really rile me up  >:(  >:(  >:(

Missus has worked on P&Cs (president, large school) been a BSM, now works for the dept of Ed. All of the above is 100% correct. Parents need a reality check!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 16, 2019, 10:38:02 AM
Quote from: MrCruza
Missus has worked on P&Cs (president, large school) been a BSM, now works for the dept of Ed. All of the above is 100% correct. Parents need a reality check!
Why?
Why cant the kids wear the $18 one? then get a $2.00 patch sewn on? think someone else needs the reality check.
Schools should worry about educating and preparing kids for life, not a ****in jumper or 'thats the wrong shade of blue on your socks' - detention..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 16, 2019, 11:15:17 AM
Why?
Why cant the kids wear the $18 one? then get a $2.00 patch sewn on? think someone else needs the reality check.
Schools should worry about educating and preparing kids for life, not a ****in jumper or 'thats the wrong shade of blue on your socks' - detention..

Agree Bird.  Way too much ego tripping with some of these schools. Make the uniforms simple and as you say...a sew on patch...why not? 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on March 16, 2019, 11:25:33 AM
Schools trying to make more t$$


Uniforms....
Went to buy daughter a jumper at school this morning $110 for a plan blue jumper.. Same one is available at Big W for $18.00 - but apparently they arent allowed to wear the Big W one or they get detention!!!!!!!  Same everything!

I know my kid's school has a dedicated "pre-loved uniforms" facebook page (done by parents, not the school) were people sell good used clothes, might be an option.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 16, 2019, 11:57:43 AM
Can always home school your kids and let em wear whatever they like! ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on March 16, 2019, 11:59:32 AM
One of the reasons for having school uniforms is that it's an equalizer for the kids, doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, you're all wearing the same thing. By making them unaffordable and forcing people to improvise they're pretty much completely undermining that idea.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on March 16, 2019, 12:08:54 PM
Can always home school your kids and let em wear whatever they like! ;D ;D
You haven't met "Bird" have you  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MrCruza on March 16, 2019, 12:27:42 PM
Why?
Why cant the kids wear the $18 one? then get a $2.00 patch sewn on? think someone else needs the reality check.
Schools should worry about educating and preparing kids for life, not a ****in jumper or 'thats the wrong shade of blue on your socks' - detention..

Agree with you about the uniforms. They can get a tad pricey. My kid went to a private school that ran a shop with all the second hand stuff for a good price.
My comment was about the P&C finances and school finances in general.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JD-120 on March 16, 2019, 12:37:57 PM
At my daughter's first netball game. Have to sit here in silence. Words of encouragement or advice is  forbidden. What a crock. Apparently if you yell out you get a warning after the game.

Imagine if the footy was like that

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 16, 2019, 01:59:24 PM
Quote from: tryagain
I know my kid's school has a dedicated "pre-loved uniforms" facebook page (done by parents, not the school) were people sell good used clothes, might be an option.
I dont stalkerbook, but I'll get the ex-mistake to look at it.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 16, 2019, 02:01:06 PM
At my daughter's first netball game. Have to sit here in silence. Words of encouragement or advice is  forbidden. What a crock. Apparently if you yell out you get a warning after the game.

What the **** has happened to this world?
Honestly...You cant encourage your kids??
I know parents who didn't and their kids are right royal ****ups. Kids need encouragement, its part of growing up.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on March 16, 2019, 02:40:21 PM
I know my kid's school has a dedicated "pre-loved uniforms" facebook page (done by parents, not the school) were people sell good used clothes, might be an option.

Similar at our school, the uniform shop also sells 2nd hand uniforms on behalf of parents for a commission (we take a few bucks per garment), any of this stock that surplus is donated to the schools chaplaincy program to assist disadvantaged families.................so there are plenty of options for parents to be able to comply with the uniform guidelines.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on March 16, 2019, 03:03:59 PM
I think it is great that uniforms are resold second hand - much better than seeing them thrown in the trash. But for some people, not being able to afford new school clothes for their kids could feel like a real kick in the guts.... just another difference between the haves and the have nots.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on March 16, 2019, 05:06:24 PM
You haven't met "Bird" have you  ;D ;D ;D ;D
I'd let him teach  my kids,  well maybe grandkids now, least they would learn about the real world

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 17, 2019, 06:12:18 PM
Roos are bad up our way at the moment. Wife got one the other morning and it popped off the front bumper and left a skid Mark down the side of the car. Easily fixed which was good.

Neighbour hit one early this morning at Lysterfield. Caved in the whole front bumper. Hopefully we get some rain soon and they head away from the roads.

GG

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on March 17, 2019, 11:29:51 PM
At my daughter's first netball game. Have to sit here in silence. Words of encouragement or advice is  forbidden. What a crock. Apparently if you yell out you get a warning after the game.

Imagine if the footy was like that

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Yeah, it's pretty crappy... I've been banned from junior footy from before I had kids for telling old mate to pull his head when I got told off for encouraging my mates son.

Then, today, my kids were in their under 6 nippers comp, my daughter got a ribbon in 4/5 events, and my son started having a melt down because he didn't get a ribbon.  Another parent got up me for telling my son to toughen up and try harder is he wanted the reward, and that in life you come first, or you're the first loser if you come second...

Kids are being wrapped in way too much cotton wool these days

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 18, 2019, 06:44:23 AM
To much every kid gets something for participating in contests / sports etc these days, doesnt exactly promote a stronger will to  better themselves,  to be the best of the day ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2019, 09:06:54 AM
To much every kid gets something for participating in contests / sports etc these days, doesnt exactly promote a stronger will to  better themselves,  to be the best of the day ..
nail on the head.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on March 18, 2019, 12:48:00 PM
Bloody "bait advertising" Aldi electric bike, front page of brochure for $799, good review etc.,   only problem, Aldi only issued 2 bikes to every store. Not happy Jan  >:( >:( >:(

Just saw 4 at my local Aldi, The Gold Coast is probably a bit far though I am guessing.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 18, 2019, 06:36:26 PM
I'd let him teach  my kids,  well maybe grandkids now, least they would learn about the real world

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hahahahaaa...... oops, I thought it was the joke thread......
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on March 18, 2019, 08:28:05 PM
hahahahaaa...... oops, I thought it was the joke thread......
Yeah, just maybe you don't know the real bird, sit around a campfire and have chat with him some day

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on March 19, 2019, 04:29:10 AM
Yeah, just maybe you don't know the real bird, sit around a campfire and have chat with him some day

Agree with that, macca.....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 19, 2019, 08:08:09 AM
That was meant tongue in cheek, btw.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on March 19, 2019, 12:09:24 PM
That was meant tongue in cheek, btw.
All good Troopy, no offense taken at all. The first time I met bird, "lost" as he was called then, was at the Mansfield pub, walked in and there was about ten swaggers i had never met before sitting at a table.  If you had asked me then which one was bird he would have been the last I would have picked, luckily he stood up and put he hand out and said you must be Macca. The guy I was with (mongoose on here) said, Shit I am going up the VHC with a dozen blokes I met on the internet being led by a guy called lost


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on March 21, 2019, 12:15:50 PM
Bloody Bunnings FFS

I needed some heat shrink solder splices, Bunnings had 3 sizes (2, 4, & 6mm) The 4mm were $4.50 a packet, but the 2 & 6mm were $11 a packet (same qty in each packet). I queried it with flossy girl in the green apron, she zapped them and said that was correct. I questioned if it seemed odd and she just shrugged her shoulders and said "nuthin I can do about it".

Whipped out the phone and quickly googled Jaycar - exact same item $4.95. Flossy girl insisted - nothin I can do about it?

Thankfully the lady on the front counter was a little more understanding and price matched without question, but geeze, twice the bloody price ?

Bunnings - https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=solder%20splice&redirectFrom=Any (https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=solder%20splice&redirectFrom=Any)
Jaycar - https://www.jaycar.com.au/search?text=solder+splice&CSRFToken=52902da5-4941-4738-b261-24b48e19102a (https://www.jaycar.com.au/search?text=solder+splice&CSRFToken=52902da5-4941-4738-b261-24b48e19102a)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 21, 2019, 12:34:54 PM
Bloody Bunnings FFS

I needed some heat shrink solder splices, Bunnings had 3 sizes (2, 4, & 6mm) The 4mm were $4.50 a packet, but the 2 & 6mm were $11 a packet (same qty in each packet). I queried it with flossy girl in the green apron, she zapped them and said that was correct. I questioned if it seemed odd and she just shrugged her shoulders and said "nuthin I can do about it".

Whipped out the phone and quickly googled Jaycar - exact same item $4.95. Flossy girl insisted - nothin I can do about it?

Thankfully the lady on the front counter was a little more understanding and price matched without question, but geeze, twice the bloody price ?

Bunnings - https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=solder%20splice&redirectFrom=Any (https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=solder%20splice&redirectFrom=Any)
Jaycar - https://www.jaycar.com.au/search?text=solder+splice&CSRFToken=52902da5-4941-4738-b261-24b48e19102a (https://www.jaycar.com.au/search?text=solder+splice&CSRFToken=52902da5-4941-4738-b261-24b48e19102a)
Bumblings gotcha by the short and curlys with range, but they do like to charge, meranti 70 X 12 1.8 metres $11 plus, local timber merchant 2.1 metre $6.20
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 21, 2019, 01:07:21 PM
Bumblings gotcha by the short and curlys with range, but they do like to charge, meranti 70 X 12 1.8 metres $11 plus, local timber merchant 2.1 metre $6.20

Their steel prices are also absurd.  What pisses me off the most though is that I specifically ring up and enquire about an item to be told yes...its here.  Get there and no bloody item!  Has happened 3 times now in the last couple of months.  Their website also is often wrong.  Like a bloody lottery to get an item now... >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GBC on March 21, 2019, 02:00:37 PM
I think it is great that uniforms are resold second hand - much better than seeing them thrown in the trash. But for some people, not being able to afford new school clothes for their kids could feel like a real kick in the guts.... just another difference between the haves and the have nots.

Both my kids go to private school and if it’s in their size at the uniform shop they are wearing it. We have no issue with it and we can buy new if we want. The same people thinking that their kids need new clothes are driving flash leased cars they can’t afford to impress people they don’t know. New gear and flash cars means you spend a lot of money, not have a lot of money. People have very skewed views of what a ‘have’ looks like. Last job I did for a ‘have’ admits to being worth $260m and drives an Amarok.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on March 21, 2019, 03:11:09 PM
driving flash leased cars they can’t afford to impress people they don’t know. 
Sounds like so many people I know renting huge houses or with equivalent mortgages, all with the latest Iphone with $150/month plans, holidays on credit cards etc etc.
D!ckheads.
 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 21, 2019, 03:36:21 PM
Sounds like so many people I know renting huge houses or with equivalent mortgages, all with the latest Iphone with $150/month plans, holidays on credit cards etc etc.
D!ckheads.


The champagne drinkers on a beer budget..see them everywhere.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 21, 2019, 03:50:28 PM

The champagne drinkers on a beer budget..see them everywhere.

How do you know they are on a beer budget?  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 21, 2019, 04:30:45 PM
How do you know they are on a beer budget?  ???

I ask them..Well known fact that Australians are the highest debt owing people in the world.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 21, 2019, 04:34:35 PM
I ask them..

You wouldn't be telling Uncle Jeepers fibs, would you.
Uncle J thinks you're full of S H 1 T. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 21, 2019, 04:39:20 PM
You wouldn't be telling Uncle Jeepers fibs, would you.
Uncle J thinks you're full of S H 1 T.


Haha..whose a sooky boy.  Whats up?  No one to rip off today?   hahaha   If you cant civil get lost.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 21, 2019, 05:04:29 PM

Haha..whose a sooky boy.  Whats up?  No one to rip off today?   hahaha   If you cant civil get lost.

No, I did manage to get in a sting today thank you, I did quite nicely, they were pensioners too.

OH, you forgot to type in the word BE for you statement to make any real sense too.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 21, 2019, 05:17:03 PM
No, I did manage to get in a sting today thank you, I did quite nicely, they were pensioners too.

OH, you forgot to type in the word BE for you statement to make any real sense too.

Yeah..I forgot the be...sorry about that. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: paceman on March 21, 2019, 05:33:54 PM
I ask them..Well known fact that Australians are the highest debt owing people in the world.

curious to know what the purpose of asking a question like that is?

to make yourself feel good?  to know that you're better than them because you are doing things 'the right way'?

can't see how it is anyone's business but their own.

but, if it makes you feel like a bigger man to look down on others, than that's up to you, i guess...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 21, 2019, 06:15:23 PM
curious to know what the purpose of asking a question like that is?

to make yourself feel good?  to know that you're better than them because you are doing things 'the right way'?

can't see how it is anyone's business but their own.

but, if it makes you feel like a bigger man to look down on others, than that's up to you, i guess...

I think you assume way too much paceman.  You know nothing about my experiences with many people on both sides of the financial spectrum. I know heaps of people who are way over mortgaged because they had to have the latest car, tv, house etc.etc.  They are everywhere. As I said we are the most debt ridden society on earth.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on March 21, 2019, 06:24:37 PM
wow...............


 ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: paceman on March 21, 2019, 06:25:51 PM
I think you assume way too much paceman.  You know nothing about my experiences with many people on both sides of the financial spectrum. I know heaps of people who are way over mortgaged because they had to have the latest car, tv, house etc.etc.  They are everywhere. As I said we are the most debt ridden society on earth.

Haven’t assumed too much at all. ..  you said you asked people.  I asked you why you ask someone a normally private question like that.

That nature of your posts above (champagne on a beer budget) can be easily read as being pretty derogatory to those you are talking about.

You’re right, I know nothing of your situation, and like I said, that type of thing is none of my business...

I also know that we are a debt ridden society, I’m one of those with a level of debt.  And I also know that it’s none of anyone’s business, unless I freely offer that information.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 21, 2019, 07:41:38 PM
Bumblings gotcha by the short and curlys with range, but they do like to charge, meranti 70 X 12 1.8 metres $11 plus, local timber merchant 2.1 metre $6.20
personally I think thier range is not that good...yes they sell a lot of different items, but if it's plumbing gear I want I'll go to a plumbing supply store like Tradelink who has a bigger range, if it's electrical I go to an electrical supply store like CNW that has a bigger range, if it's timber I find Bretts has a better range overall or Finlaysons or even specialist sawmills like Enrights at Beaudesert. Bunnings used to have a bigger range, over the years they have culled what they sell down to thier biggest selling items...very smart business move, but rubbish if you want something other then certain items, they thrive on disorganised people dropping in regularly to buy stuff from them over planning ahead and getting gear much cheaper from elsewhere.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 21, 2019, 08:39:27 PM
Quote from: Rumpig
they thrive on disorganised people dropping in regularly to buy stuff from them over planning ahead and getting gear much cheaper from elsewhere
People go to Bumblings cause they are everywhere... as around here Timber places are unicorns. the Mitre 10 has a reasonable range, the old bloke is the only one to ask for assistance ( think hes been there 25yrs)....

Sadly its like ebay.. thats the first place 99% of people look for certain things these days. Quality is regularly Shit but handy.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 21, 2019, 08:44:07 PM
personally I think thier range is not that good...yes they sell a lot of different items, but if it's plumbing gear I want I'll go to a plumbing supply store like Tradelink who has a bigger range, if it's electrical I go to an electrical supply store like CNW that has a bigger range, if it's timber I find Bretts has a better range overall or Finlaysons or even specialist sawmills like Enrights at Beaudesert. Bunnings used to have a bigger range, over the years they have culled what they sell down to thier biggest selling items...very smart business move, but rubbish if you want something other then certain items, they thrive on disorganised people dropping in regularly to buy stuff from them over planning ahead and getting gear much cheaper from elsewhere.
Yep I agree, for specialist items dedicated trade centres are the go, but the average punter will go to the green shed because he can cover off pretty much most of what he needs to do in the one place, timber, paint, plumbing,electrical, hardware, gardening etc.
They have a very strong business model which has been incredibly successful over the years. They are strong negotiators with their suppliers, sometimes ruthless.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 21, 2019, 08:49:06 PM
Yep I agree, for specialist items dedicated trade centres are the go, but the average punter will go to the green shed because he can cover off pretty much most of what he needs to do in the one place, timber, paint, plumbing,electrical, hardware, gardening etc.
They have a very strong business model which has been incredibly successful over the years. They are strong negotiators with their suppliers, sometimes ruthless.
but they don't really pass the savings onto customers...you can buy electrical and plumbing gear way cheaper at wholesalers, well worth the effort to go there over throwing hard earned dollars into Wesfarmers pockets.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 21, 2019, 08:55:48 PM
but they don't really pass the savings onto customers...you can buy electrical and plumbing gear way cheaper at wholesalers, well worth the effort to go there over throwing hard earned dollars into Wesfarmers pockets.

Correct, having dealt with them for many, many years I know the type of margins they make and the below the bottom line costs involved with dealing with them.
Despite this I find myself in the stores from time to time.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on March 21, 2019, 09:42:51 PM
personally I think thier range is not that good...yes they sell a lot of different items, but if it's plumbing gear I want I'll go to a plumbing supply store like Tradelink who has a bigger range, if it's electrical I go to an electrical supply store like CNW that has a bigger range, if it's timber I find Bretts has a better range overall or Finlaysons or even specialist sawmills like Enrights at Beaudesert. Bunnings used to have a bigger range, over the years they have culled what they sell down to thier biggest selling items...very smart business move, but rubbish if you want something other then certain items, they thrive on disorganised people dropping in regularly to buy stuff from them over planning ahead and getting gear much cheaper from elsewhere.
A 55m roll of 25mm poly pipe is $84 at Mitre 10, it’s $55 at Bunnings.
A 6m length of 90mm storm water pipe is just under $15 at Bunnings, exact same product (same brand) is just under $20 at mitre 10.

All wholesalers and “plumbing” stores are long closed by the time I’ve finished working my real job and gone to pickup the bits I need for my after hours jobs.
Shopping at Bunnings at 7:30pm on a Tuesday night is a pretty stress free experience... ;)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on March 21, 2019, 10:28:22 PM
A 55m roll of 25mm poly pipe is $84 at Mitre 10, it’s $55 at Bunnings.
A 6m length of 90mm storm water pipe is just under $15 at Bunnings, exact same product (same brand) is just under $20 at mitre 10.

All wholesalers and “plumbing” stores are long closed by the time I’ve finished working my real job and gone to pickup the bits I need for my after hours jobs.
Shopping at Bunnings at 7:30pm on a Tuesday night is a pretty stress free experience... ;)
Can't say I ever visit Mitre 10 stores for that very reason...if you are happy to pay Bunnings prices then more power to your hip pocket....plumbing stores usually open at 6.00 a.m and are open half days on Saturday, so easy enough for many people to get to.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rags on March 21, 2019, 10:37:51 PM
A 55m roll of 25mm poly pipe is $84 at Mitre 10, it’s $55 at Bunnings.
A 6m length of 90mm storm water pipe is just under $15 at Bunnings, exact same product (same brand) is just under $20 at mitre 10.

All wholesalers and “plumbing” stores are long closed by the time I’ve finished working my real job and gone to pickup the bits I need for my after hours jobs.
Shopping at Bunnings at 7:30pm on a Tuesday night is a pretty stress free experience... ;)

Agree Pete, as a "part time" plumber these days I usually end up at Bunnings. Just last weekend I went to Reece and got some press fit fittings and a roll of pex pipe. No real discount offered as I don't have an account. Went to Bunnings on Sunday and seen they have a new push fit range of fittings for pex pipe, the prices were comparable with Reece.
I have spent a few hundred thousand dollars at plumbing supplies in my day and know that they have tiered level pricing, the more you spend the bigger the discount. It always left me scratching my head about the nature of that model, big players could buy cheaper and the smaller operator no so cheap. Always made quoting competitively difficult.
These days when I walk into the plumbing shop I am treated no different to the handyman, unless I ask ( which I will). This is in part that I am a new by up in Qld whereas in NSW I frequented my preferred store and so was known to staff.
Part of the appeal with Bunnings is you can touch n feel the goods, not so at the plumbing or electrical store as you are assigned a position on the customer side of the counter.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rags on March 21, 2019, 10:50:41 PM
Another thing that suprised me about the plumbing store staff here is the lack of knowledge of the copper n brass fittings range. From the 1st day of my apprenticeship I was taught to learn the identifiying numbers for fittings, we always had a Yorkshire book to learn from. When ordering you used fitting numbers and the merchant understood. A socket was a no1 an elbow  a no 12 , tee a 24 a reducing tee could be a 25,26 or 27 depending on where the reducing part was. The numbers went all the way to a no 69 (not sure of why a union was a 69).
I have walked into both Reece and Tradelink in SEQ and asked for a fitting by number and received blank stares.
Maybe I'm just an old timer nowadays.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on March 22, 2019, 12:00:00 AM
I think it can vary a bit when it comes to the trade stores, the big ones like Reece and Tradelink are generally no better than Bunnings, ie just looked up the price for some 25mmx50m poly at both Reece and Bunnings and Bunnings is $59 and Reece is $79. If I go into Reece though and they give me trade prices due to my account, I'll get a cheaper price than Bunnings, and that is often the issue, it often comes down to how much the person behind the counter likes you if you don't already have an account, with Bunnings you know what you are up for. On the other hand, the local independent Nut and Bolt places beat Bunnings hands down in all price, service and availability.   
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GBC on March 22, 2019, 04:35:18 AM
You’d be mad if you didn’t have a Bunnings account as well. We negotiate discounts on lines with the rep. Some things like paint you won’t get any, but trade timbers etc there is big savings. They also win a bit of our truss work.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on March 22, 2019, 10:45:34 AM
personally I think thier range is not that good...yes they sell a lot of different items, but if it's plumbing gear I want I'll go to a plumbing supply store like Tradelink who has a bigger range, if it's electrical I go to an electrical supply store like CNW that has a bigger range, ...etc etc etc

I agree. When I lived in the states I used to go to big box stores because they had everything, so sick of going to bunnings here and not being able to find what I want. I guess I must have gotten spoiled over there, because when people ask me "did you try here, or there, or that other place?" I feel like telling them no, because I don't want to spend half my Saturday going to 6 different places (and half of them are closed) to find whatever the hell I'm looking for.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: chester ver2.0 on March 22, 2019, 11:05:07 AM
People go to Bumblings cause they are everywhere... as around here Timber places are unicorns. the Mitre 10 has a reasonable range, the old bloke is the only one to ask for assistance ( think hes been there 25yrs)....

Sadly its like ebay.. thats the first place 99% of people look for certain things these days. Quality is regularly Shit but handy.

No way Bunnings is the cheapest ever bar none. If you add up me going to the timber store, the electrical store, the plumbing store, and the fastening store. Talking Shit at each store, then meeting a mate in car park of one of the stores. Then do the watch check and go to your mate it is lunch time do you want to nip around the corner for a counter lunch and an ale

Add up all the on cost of that and bunnings will save you a fortune
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on March 23, 2019, 08:50:25 AM
But nobody's yet mentioned the most important reason for going to Bunnings ???

(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/818ac33816204fabe6325dde6b768af1?width=1024)

 ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 23, 2019, 10:19:27 AM
But nobody's yet mentioned the most important reason for going to Bunnings ???

(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/818ac33816204fabe6325dde6b768af1?width=1024)

 ;D

Your joking!!   I hate stepping over the bodies piled up at the front door.  Result of slipping on onions..  Safer to go swimming with sharks apparently!!  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on March 28, 2019, 01:59:12 PM
Every ****in utube video now has Palmer or shortens heads lying to me before, during and after each ****ing video....
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on March 28, 2019, 03:14:33 PM
Every ****in utube video now has Palmer or shortens heads lying to me before, during and after each ****ing video....
I don't get any of that crap

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on March 28, 2019, 03:26:28 PM
Every ****in utube video now has Palmer or shortens heads lying to me before, during and after each ****ing video....

They must feel your vote is valuable, maybe you could start a bidding war! :D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 28, 2019, 04:03:52 PM
Every ****in utube video now has Palmer or shortens heads lying to me before, during and after each ****ing video....

No good whinging Bird....poor old mrs.palmer cant remember where she put $180 million.....Some people have bigger problems it seems...Maybe the poor bastards owed money by fat guts may chip in and help her out... :cheers:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on March 28, 2019, 04:48:32 PM
Award them the medals they are due
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on March 28, 2019, 09:57:35 PM
Award them the medals they are due
That's Gold!!!!

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on March 29, 2019, 10:30:01 PM
Every ****in utube video now has Palmer or shortens heads lying to me before, during and after each ****ing video....

Don't you use an adblocker?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on March 29, 2019, 10:32:34 PM
Every ****in utube video now has Palmer or shortens heads lying to me before, during and after each ****ing video....

Or this seems pretty good value https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/444144 (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/444144)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on March 30, 2019, 08:07:04 AM
Don't you use an adblocker?

uBlock Origin works for me - haven't yet seen an ad on YouTube ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 30, 2019, 08:26:39 AM
uBlock Origin works for me - haven't yet seen an ad on YouTube ;D

I use Ghostery for Firefox....works well
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on March 30, 2019, 04:57:57 PM
How does the weather guys get it soo wrong and often?
As some of you would appreciate, working in the building game, we are weather dependent. We listen to the forecast, check web sites, then decide what we are doing.
It was forecast to near flood here, sheep rushed into supermarket's, bought more milk & bread than they could carry, it was mayhem, everyone had lost their minds.
24ml, yep 24ml is all that fell here, dust has just settled.
So, I'd love the job of a weather forecaster, you get it wrong and you still have a job tomorrow, oh the weather is unpredictable, it changes.
I can believe a word they say.
Wednesday's forecast on the local radio station,
The odd shower in the Clarence Valley, BS, it pissed down in Yamba most of the morning.
Friday, sunny with a chance of a shower in the afternoon, it rained in morning and was stinking hot in the arvo.
Saturday, over 100ml is expected, with more to come.
24 bloody ml, sun is out.
No difference between a weather forecaster and a politician.
Both tell bs and still have the job tomorrow.

Yeah, sure I can stick my melon out the window, :cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on March 30, 2019, 07:41:05 PM
We were running 95% of 20-40mm here today; for once we got some...

But we only got 22mm at home...

BOM re-jigged how to read their forecasts a while back (http://www.bom.gov.au/NexGenFWS/rainfall-faq.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/NexGenFWS/rainfall-faq.shtml)) - for our forecast, it means:
95% of something
50% chance of 20mm
25% chance of 40mm (or 75% of not getting 40mm)

Some places further afield did get that 40mm, which was bloody great and much needed.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on March 30, 2019, 07:54:34 PM
Yeah, some got a bucket load, and they still need more.

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on March 31, 2019, 08:05:00 AM
Yeah, some got a bucket load, and they still need more.

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A huge issue with rainfall amounts is the area from which they are recorded.  I know where I live the rainfall may be 65mm in one suburb and 20mm 5klms away. Yet the official reading is 40mm in another burb where the measuring site is. 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on March 31, 2019, 07:13:39 PM
A huge issue with rainfall amounts is the area from which they are recorded.  I know where I live the rainfall may be 65mm in one suburb and 20mm 5klms away. Yet the official reading is 40mm in another burb where the measuring site is.
Yep,
Same here, 10k's away and over 70ml, yet it is an isolated pocket.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on April 03, 2019, 06:25:04 PM
14yo daughter mentioned to her mum that during a safe partying discussion in HPE yesterday the male teacher left her with the impression that if a girl is drunk and gets raped it it is somehow her fault!  Needless to say i assured her that rape is never the victim’s fault.

I really do hope she misunderstood what he said but nonetheless this was the impression he left. I will be emailing him to suggest that he clears up any ambiguity with the other students.
Title: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on April 04, 2019, 07:25:22 PM
Don’t you love a good ol massive windows update that needs 3 or 4 restarts when you’re working in a hotel room hotspotting off your mobile phone desperately trying to finish your work to get a couple of hours sleep before your 6am flight to go and do a presentation on the work you’re trying to finish.....




Edit;
And without doing the updates your bluetooth mouse won’t work....


Edit, edit;
On a positive note I get to catch up on a heap up MySwag posts while killing time on my phone.
So not all bad I guess... ;)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on April 04, 2019, 08:20:09 PM
turn updates off before you leave home.  :cheers:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 04, 2019, 08:39:23 PM
Don't allow updates on metered connections?
Title: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on April 05, 2019, 03:42:54 PM
Our IT department is run out of head office in Switzerland.

The clock on my computer is out by 8 minutes, access is denied for fixing that little issue by myself.
Zero chance of changing update settings.

The head of IT should really update his profile picture, perhaps a pic with him actually smiling might make everyone in the company hate him a little bit less..... ;)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQTGNEY4-ozyJWltUsNgvPFn2iCS35ubvySrdRQqemngwf8A3c9)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on April 05, 2019, 06:30:40 PM
Ah, Pete. That reminds me of an Aussie bloke I knew years ago, who was working for a company in Switzerland. The managers had code names for all the employees and would occasionally wander through the place making notes and discussing performances, amongst themselves, using said code names. This bloke was the only Aussie in the place and his code name was "Kangaroo".  ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on April 05, 2019, 11:07:18 PM
Ah, Pete. That reminds me of an Aussie bloke I knew years ago, who was working for a company in Switzerland. The managers had code names for all the employees and would occasionally wander through the place making notes and discussing performances, amongst themselves, using said code names. This bloke was the only Aussie in the place and his code name was "Kangaroo".  ;D
When we moved over to Office 365 and SharePoint I was struggling to get some IT issues resolved. When we need IT assistance we have open a ticket to log the issue and wait for the European offices to come on line to help us out, the first guy over there starts his day at 4pm Brisbane time.

One Friday evening I needed a simple issue fixed so I could finish work for the day and wasn’t getting any love from our support team. It got to about 10pm and I might have had one or two beers ;) , in frustration I opened a ticket titled “does the Australian office have to work until Midnight before anyone over there will bother to help us?”

Within 30 seconds my screen went black and filled with a text box.
Judging by the lines and lines of foul language that the head of IT filled my screen with that night I’m pretty sure my code name isn’t anything as polite as “Kangaroo”.... ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2019, 10:14:27 AM
Our IT department is run out of head office in Switzerland.
try a now french owned company with IT in France, Italy, USA and ****ing India, depending on your issue..  Oh only 1 of them speak english.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on April 07, 2019, 10:37:36 AM
 Eeeni Meeani Miney Moe Its @#*^%$ India that speaks English, its right !  isnt it ? its @#*&^%$ India  :o      " A thousand apologies Misahhhb, butt your computer is a having a techin nical departa ment proobblem , can you ppress theskeys forr me " . Mr Bird ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on April 07, 2019, 04:42:10 PM
I DON'T work in IT, thank Fark....

But I have had the misfortune of having to deal with some companies IT depts during my career.
I am convinced there is a bunch of tweed knobheads sitting on beanbags somewhere complaining about the new taste of their soy mushroom tea playing with their manbuns, asking eachother what they can do next to screw up something really simple so they can then fix what they stuffed in the first place and perpetuate their income to afford a new art piece for their "den".

I've programmed and worked on machines that have run happily for years and years if they are just left alone and not "Updated" which translates to screwed up and then fixed at great expense, but hey its got a cool new logo in the corner now. Oh and by the way the logo is only on lease and we have to pay a squillion to the mung bean company to be able to say we now have their logo on our screen. Cheers now off for decaf almond milk babycino with a side of kale chips. see on Monday to screw something new up for you.

 ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on April 07, 2019, 06:37:01 PM
try a now french owned company with IT in France, Italy, USA and ****ing India, depending on your issue..  Oh only 1 of them speak english.
Technically ours is a Danish company, but set up the head office in Switzerland a few years ago now.
I personally deal with all of our factories in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, China and USA.
Fortunately our corporate language is English, you must speak/write it to an acceptable level to get a job with us. All of the engineers/designers/sales and support people in our factories are great to deal with. I’m happy working with all of those guys and girls.

It’s just the little dictator hiding in Switzerland that everyone hates.
We went from being trusted employees looking after our own devices with a reasonable amount of freedom, to being completely locked out of everything overnight (as I said before, we’re not even able to fix our own clocks).

He has paid a “security” company to spam us with obviously fake fishing emails to “test” us, so I forward every single one to his email (about 5-7 per week) and ask him if each one was ok to open or not. ;)

In our case it’s not the soy latte sippers or the young crew of never seen sunlight gamers running our IT.
It’s just a short little middle aged man on a massive power trip with seemingly no idea that Australia is on the other side of the world and he can’t understand why we don’t appreciate having to work most of the night when his over the top super security settings stop us from doing our jobs during our normal working hours. :|
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 07, 2019, 08:39:48 PM
8.24pm tonight.
Mobile rings, a message left,
Need that door door hung by the end of the week, have the unit booked for holidays. End of message.
Mind you I left him a message Wednesday last week, explaining I am waiting you conformation on another job to make it worth while traveling over 80k's one way.
I received no reply, now it is a demand.
Sheeesh, some people do my head in.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: edz on April 07, 2019, 10:12:41 PM
8.24pm tonight.
Mobile rings, a message left,
Need that door door hung by the end of the week, have the unit booked for holidays. End of message.
Mind you I left him a message Wednesday last week, explaining I am waiting you conformation on another job to make it worth while traveling over 80k's one way.
I received no reply, now it is a demand.
Sheeesh, some people do my head in.


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After hours inconvenience contact service Fee / 1.5 Hrs travel allowance each way Fee /  Time on job + incidentals = expensive door .  ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on April 08, 2019, 08:59:52 AM
with seemingly no idea that Australia is on the other side of the world

Nah, isn't it right next door to Switzerland ??? ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: moeite on April 08, 2019, 11:15:37 AM
Many years ago I was a system admin in a huge multinational IT outsourcing company head quartered in Manchester. Management actually understood the difficulties of having clients, vendors and computer centres around the planet. My manager, who was based in Belgium and reported to the CEO and board just told me that as the senior systems admin for the company that it was my job to manage the systems using the appropriate team and it was his job to manage the cheque book using my input. Everything worked brilliantly with continued great feedback from clients and vendors alike.
Next job sounded quite rosy at interview. It turned out that the management hierarchy consisted of a mob of secretive, power crazed, self appointed gods who constantly sought someone to deflect the blame on to to cover their own short comings.
Guess which company is still operating twenty years later ??
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on April 08, 2019, 11:35:03 AM
 Shame  the cheque book CEO / board and his mob went belly up trying to do things proper and  by the book .  :D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2019, 06:55:07 AM



After hours inconvenience contact service Fee / 1.5 Hrs travel allowance each way Fee /  Time on job + incidentals = expensive door .  ;D
Yep,
Gotta do something.
When I returned the call Monday morning at 7am,
He wasn't impressed that I had woke him up. Wtf
He suggested that I  text him and he would contact me at a more appropriate time.

Seariously.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on April 10, 2019, 11:04:16 AM
Yep,
Gotta do something.
When I returned the call Monday morning at 7am,
He wasn't impressed that I had woke him up. Wtf
He suggested that I  text him and he would contact me at a more appropriate time.

Seariously.


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If you’ve got a plumbers license and can sign off on whatever form the council needs for their final inspection you’re welcome to ring me at 7am to book in my job.... ;)

I’m still waiting for my guy to turn up and finish what he started almost a month ago. :(
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on April 10, 2019, 11:39:33 AM
If you’ve got a plumbers license and can sign off on whatever form the council needs for their final inspection you’re welcome to ring me at 7am to book in my job.... ;)

I’m still waiting for my guy to turn up and finish what he started almost a month ago. :(

It's sad but true that the squeaky wheel gets the oil, if you really want it done asap, probably need to make more noise.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: McGirr on April 10, 2019, 04:28:36 PM
Interesting

http://rvdaily.com.au/rvd/issue038/#19 (http://rvdaily.com.au/rvd/issue038/#19)

Mark
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2019, 06:02:34 PM


If you’ve got a plumbers license and can sign off on whatever form the council needs for their final inspection you’re welcome to ring me at 7am to book in my job.... ;)

I’m still waiting for my guy to turn up and finish what he started almost a month ago. :(

That is just crap, I don't get why it is so hard to do the right thing.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 12, 2019, 03:00:40 PM
A wet day, hmmm
Book work, quoting, oh look my emails aren't working on my Tablet, web base is fine, Android Phone not a problem, create a second account and they still don't work.
Deleted original account from tablet, re install and still no go.
Update app, still not working.
Uninstall app, re install, still not working.
Delete username, close, open, re enter user name for the millionth time and it bloody works.
Grrrrrrrr

Beer time, :cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 12, 2019, 04:06:10 PM
Suffer Shithead.....  ;D

Hmm, today.... let see....

1. I sprayed some weed, came in and had a coffee.
2. I road tested the Getz for about 20klm.
3. Washed the Caddy, scrubbed the white walls and ran the dyson over the interior.
4. Covered said Caddy with sheets again.
5. Had lunch.
6. Washed some dishes.
7. Road tested the Getz again to the post office. Another 20 klm.
8. Washed the Getz.
9. Had a scan. (Senior Citizens Afternoon Nap)
10 Had a coffee.
11. Scratched my balls.

That's about it..... my days beats your day.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 12, 2019, 04:51:17 PM


Suffer Shithead.....  ;D

Hmm, today.... let see....

1. Woke up.
2. Scratched my balls.
3. Did some Shit
4. Scratched my balls.

That's about it..... my days beats your day.

Yep,
Can't beat that.
 :cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 12, 2019, 04:53:56 PM
No, that was yesterday... ya wanker. :D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 12, 2019, 05:12:03 PM
No, that was yesterday... ya wanker. :D
Ahahahaha,
Every bloody day is the same for you.
Except for the day, once a month when you have to run into town for your prescription of blue pills :D

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on April 12, 2019, 05:22:03 PM
I miss read point #1 and figured not much happened after he hit the weed...... :P


On a positive note, my plumber turned up and finally finshed the job.
Pitty most of it looks like s**t......  >:(

They already sent me the invoice. I think I'll pay it on Monday, just haven't deceided which Monday yet.....  >:D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 12, 2019, 06:41:39 PM


I miss read point #1 and figured not much happened after he hit the weed......


On a positive note, my plumber turned up and finally finshed the job.
Pitty most of it looks like s**t......  >:(

They already sent me the invoice. I think I'll pay it on Monday, just haven't deceided which Monday yet.....  >:D

Sorry to hear you got screwed.
Really poor trades out there these days.
:(
I would make payment stretch out, and word of mouth is a great tool.

Btw
I invoice as soon as I walk off the property, sometimes while I am packing up and talking to them.
Then again I'm not a Snake Oil salesman.
My warranty lasts well after I walk off the premises.
:)



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on April 12, 2019, 07:59:53 PM

My warranty lasts well after I walk off the premises.
:)


...but you're a man of honour, Jon... :cup:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tedota on April 13, 2019, 12:50:08 PM
Pete79'

Might be worth your while checking out the body that governs plumbers over there if it's s#!t work.
Six year regulatory warranty comes to mind on plumbing works. That's what we get over here. Not many know about it so it might be worth digging up some info on it.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on April 13, 2019, 02:50:24 PM
Quote from: Hairs
My warranty lasts well after I walk off the premises.
:)
is that available on company letterhead in writing signed and delivered? :P
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on April 13, 2019, 03:37:08 PM
Pete79'

Might be worth your while checking out the body that governs plumbers over there if it's s#!t work.
Six year regulatory warranty comes to mind on plumbing works. That's what we get over here. Not many know about it so it might be worth digging up some info on it.
Nah it’s mostly done to code, just lazy workmanship on lots of little things and not up to my standards in general.

I’m past caring right at the moment. As long as it gets signed off by the council (and I’m not paying for anything they make him redo for sign off).
Once the council is gone then I’ll fix up a few bits that are hurting my eyes at the moment.

These sorts of things mess with my OCD.....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/9a8ca455a13b012e7109468b4c033fbe.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/dae3ebbd52c665cdde8ab1b2f943b4ac.jpg)

I would have thought all of the excavation work and level ground should have been a bit of a giveaway that maybe I might want to build a room in this corner under the house at some stage....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/df7ebf4f39189057cbcced51d050d072.jpg)

I’m pretty sure this tap is supposed to be over the grate..???

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/ecfc65d30cad1c6f13ba974648bf45a0.jpg)

And this one was my personal favorite.
A sewer pipe crossing over my main storm water drain higher then the actual watercourse. Apparently a 600mm deep trench falling to 900mm deep wasn’t enough.
I really enjoyed digging out all of the agg and lowering the whole run by 150mm so the creek could flow over the pipe....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/fe7bd405bd6298ed296c357e5f1d9193.jpg)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: austastar on April 13, 2019, 04:24:29 PM




.......These sorts of things mess with my OCD

CDO  ....  It must be in alphabetical order

Cheers



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on April 13, 2019, 06:05:30 PM

CDO  ....  It must be in alphabetical order


??
Now it's Collateral Debt Obligation....a very nasty thing....
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on April 13, 2019, 06:54:30 PM
Pete,
I'm a wood butcher, so I'm no plumber.
Christ that is a Shit job.
Sorry mate, but that is.
I feel for ya. :(

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on April 13, 2019, 07:39:49 PM
As an ex plumber, the only thing I can say is it's an interesting way of doing things   ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: nab on April 13, 2019, 07:47:12 PM
I like the T piece that the loops down and around into the tap!! My only explanation is that the copper pipe ended there so that’s where the T piece went?????
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on April 17, 2019, 07:21:44 PM
Multiple billionaires donating hundreds of millions each to rebuild Notre Dame... pretty sure that money could be spent on much better things. At least Scott Morrison had his priorities right when he was asked about setting up a fund... support our farmers.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on April 17, 2019, 08:03:31 PM
Request from client last week to create some DNS entries, but not in which DNS zone (the IT guys will understand), send an email asking which zone, no reply until today asking if it's been completed...

Head -> Wall

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on April 18, 2019, 10:23:48 AM
Request from client last week to create some DNS entries, but not in which DNS zone (the IT guys will understand), send an email asking which zone, no reply until today asking if it's been completed...

Head -> Wall
****ing indians that apparently know everything.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on April 18, 2019, 11:41:26 AM
****ing indians that apparently know everything.
:cup:

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on April 18, 2019, 01:33:44 PM
****ing indians that apparently know everything.
Yep. They don't like being told they are wrong... Especially in front of other Indians.
And they will not share information with each other in case it gives others an advantage..... Drives me nuts. We have had more and more design functions off-shored for the last couple of years. I've basically been teaching them how to do my job. Great fun!
Oh, and some of our network management functions are now off-shored.  So someone in India can easily disable an optical shelf in Brisbane cross connecting up to 88 x 100G links of comms traffic..... So much for network security......




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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on April 18, 2019, 02:18:10 PM
Borce Ristevski's sentence makes my blood boil...

9 years, minimum 6 for murder - the judge should be taken out and shot... Useless ****

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on April 18, 2019, 02:43:03 PM
Quote from: MattNQ
I've basically been teaching them how to do my job. Great fun!
he keeps asking, but I'm always busy when he askss...


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Oh, and some of our network management functions are now off-shored.  So someone in India can easily disable an optical shelf in Brisbane cross connecting up to 88 x 100G links of comms traffic.....
So much for network security......
Oh you should try dealing with Orange.. they disconnected our Brisbane link a few days ago... 28th May last year.. they still haven't got it running.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on April 18, 2019, 03:35:09 PM
Borce Ristevski's sentence makes my blood boil...

9 years, minimum 6 for murder - the judge should be taken out and shot... Useless ****

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Totally agree, whilst a murder conviction was never going to happen, a guilty plea for manslaughter was the best outcome, and 9 years
is the average sentence.
But his failure to disclose any detail has worked in his favor??
One would have thought that would have increased the length.
I notice the crown did not try and rebut any of the character evidence given on his behalf, mainly by his daughter, who refused to do a victim impact statement, instead painted a picture of a loving father and husband? 
How does that work.

I hope the DPP is having a good look at this, there will be enormous pressure to appeal the sentence as manifestly inadequate.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on April 18, 2019, 06:01:43 PM
Heard today on Television. >:( >:( >:(
" reduced to a single digit number" Huh? I can sort of see this as OK but, is it correct?
"Sunrise this morning at 6:05 A.M." Oh, really?
"Reiterate again" Oh, dear!
"most riskiest"

These from supposedly educated people!
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: edz on April 18, 2019, 07:24:06 PM
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The character evidence given on his behalf, mainly by his daughter, who refused to do a victim impact statement, instead painted a picture of a loving father and husband? 
How does that work.

[/quote]


Maybe just Maybe the mum found out about an incestuous Daddy / Daughter thing and was having a  squeal ..... Wouldnt be the first time in history ..
Bad boy Bubby anyone ..   https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bad+boy+bubby+trailer (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bad+boy+bubby+trailer)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on April 29, 2019, 10:36:08 AM
Now getting ****in Labor party Texts from some lying ****in rag.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on April 29, 2019, 10:45:25 AM
Maybe just Maybe the mum found out about an incestuous Daddy / Daughter thing and was having a  squeal ..... Wouldnt be the first time in history ..

Did you read this? https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/borce-ristevskis-son-anthony-rickard-drops-bombshell/news-story/9cfcdccbfafb8b48d81ce6fc92f85d77 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/borce-ristevskis-son-anthony-rickard-drops-bombshell/news-story/9cfcdccbfafb8b48d81ce6fc92f85d77)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on April 29, 2019, 11:02:59 AM
Well there ya go the same game, But different players .   :D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on April 29, 2019, 11:11:14 AM
Did you read this? https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/borce-ristevskis-son-anthony-rickard-drops-bombshell/news-story/9cfcdccbfafb8b48d81ce6fc92f85d77 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/borce-ristevskis-son-anthony-rickard-drops-bombshell/news-story/9cfcdccbfafb8b48d81ce6fc92f85d77)
isn’t the son a drug addict?...if that’s true as I think the media have reported previously, I wouldn’t particularly believe what he says without further evidence to corroborate it. It may well be true what he’s saying, might also be a load of BS
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on April 29, 2019, 11:19:15 AM
Did you read this? https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/borce-ristevskis-son-anthony-rickard-drops-bombshell/news-story/9cfcdccbfafb8b48d81ce6fc92f85d77 (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/borce-ristevskis-son-anthony-rickard-drops-bombshell/news-story/9cfcdccbfafb8b48d81ce6fc92f85d77)
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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on April 29, 2019, 12:18:01 PM
isn’t the son a drug addict?...if that’s true as I think the media have reported previously, I wouldn’t particularly believe what he says without further evidence to corroborate it. It may well be true what he’s saying, might also be a load of BS

Yeah, media have reported he has a history with drug's, certainly seems to have some issues, he claimed the affair not too long after her disappearance though (and wanted cash for an interview) but nobody (The Dad etc) poured cold water on it that I heard of.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 02, 2019, 10:25:05 AM
another bunch of ****in political text messages

one from Mrs Palmers son telling me to watch the official launch of his campaign LIVE... as ****in if anyone will.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: duggie on May 04, 2019, 09:20:05 AM
Gotta wonder what was going on in this coppers head when this was goping on , under investigation , what a bloody joke .

https://www.facebook.com/4x4outlaw/videos/vb.144761459546542/278697129672923/?type=2&theater (https://www.facebook.com/4x4outlaw/videos/vb.144761459546542/278697129672923/?type=2&theater)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on May 04, 2019, 09:31:50 AM
Gotta wonder what was going on in this coppers head when this was goping on , under investigation , what a bloody joke .

https://www.facebook.com/4x4outlaw/videos/vb.144761459546542/278697129672923/?type=2&theater (https://www.facebook.com/4x4outlaw/videos/vb.144761459546542/278697129672923/?type=2&theater)

Simple.  Tunnel vision. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on May 05, 2019, 06:44:21 AM
Gotta wonder what was going on in this coppers head when this was goping on , under investigation , what a bloody joke .

https://www.facebook.com/4x4outlaw/videos/vb.144761459546542/278697129672923/?type=2&theater (https://www.facebook.com/4x4outlaw/videos/vb.144761459546542/278697129672923/?type=2&theater)

The officer did put his flashing lights on..... ::)

Lucky for the bloke he had a dash cam.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on May 05, 2019, 10:39:57 AM
The officer did put his flashing lights on..... ::)

Lucky for the bloke he had a dash cam.
Why is it lucky? The whole thing is recorded on the in car video of the police car anyway


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 05, 2019, 10:44:57 AM
I saw a police car that did similar thing at the end of the M1 at Beresfield NSW. He must have seen a potential prey, and pulled out right in front of a vehicle and got T Boned. Luckily that was in a 60Kph zone though, so not nearly as bad as the one in the clip.

Another term would be Target Fixation.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on May 05, 2019, 11:36:15 AM
Gotta wonder what was going on in this coppers head when this was goping on

Guess he made a mistake, just like 100,000 others do every day on the roads.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on May 05, 2019, 01:12:14 PM
Why is it lucky? The whole thing is recorded on the in car video of the police car anyway
...


I'd rather have my own version of the incident than rely on the culprit's footage.....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on May 05, 2019, 01:16:34 PM
Especially if there's a "breakdown in procedures" & that footage accidentally get's wiped!  >:D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on May 05, 2019, 01:36:18 PM

I'd rather have my own version of the incident than rely on the culprit's footage.....
What could the “culprits” footage not show that the other vehicles footage shows?


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on May 05, 2019, 02:12:45 PM
How does this pass a rego check?
Hmmmm
NSW plate.white back ground with black lettering & numbers.
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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on May 05, 2019, 04:03:44 PM
What could the “culprits” footage not show that the other vehicles footage shows?


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If the "culprits" camera is facing forward then it would show absolutely stuff all.

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on May 05, 2019, 04:28:22 PM
If the "culprits" camera is facing forward then it would show absolutely stuff all.

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It also has a rear facing camera...


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: duggie on May 05, 2019, 04:39:12 PM
The thing is , what is there to investgate , he/she should have been sacked on the spot .

The blood copper broke so many laws , caused a bloody big crash, more than likely the road was closed for hours , people got hurt  and what for . He saw some dick doing  few km's over te speed limit .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on May 05, 2019, 05:11:13 PM
The thing is , what is there to investgate , he/she should have been sacked on the spot .



So every sales rep, carrier, taxi driver, truck driver, bus driver etc, should be sacked on the spot if they have an accident and they were in the wrong?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: duggie on May 05, 2019, 05:22:26 PM
So every sales rep, carrier, taxi driver, truck driver, bus driver etc, should be sacked on the spot if they have an accident and they were in the wrong?


But they are not employed to uphold the law and police the law . And in many cases these people you mentioned , would be sacked , as a lot are either contract, labour hire or part time .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on May 05, 2019, 05:32:14 PM

But they are not employed to uphold the law and police the law . And in many cases these people you mentioned , would be sacked , as a lot are either contract, labour hire or part time .

Ever had an accident Duggie?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 05, 2019, 05:37:02 PM
The thing is , what is there to investgate
there has to be a way to make the nasty 4wder at fault.

but in reality - you hit the nail on the head

What if it was a motorcyclist not a 4wd? ****ed for life.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: duggie on May 05, 2019, 05:47:35 PM
Ever had an accident Duggie?


Yep , but not been at fault . Been cleaned up a couple of times , but each time was the other drivers error . Only other time was my fault , my car , no insurance claim . So whats your point .


I do not hold a position as a law officer .

One must be seen when in a position of authority to be doing the right thing .

Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on May 05, 2019, 05:52:55 PM

Yep , but not been at fault . Been cleaned up a couple of times , but each time was the other drivers error . Only other time was my fault , my car , no insurance claim . So whats your point .


I do not hold a position as a law officer .

One must be seen when in a position of authority to be doing the right thing .
It’s not like the officer gets if scot free.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on May 05, 2019, 06:18:07 PM

Yep , but not been at fault . Been cleaned up a couple of times , but each time was the other drivers error . Only other time was my fault , my car , no insurance claim . So whats your point .


I do not hold a position as a law officer .

One must be seen when in a position of authority to be doing the right thing .

Just saying Shit happens, if you think he is going to get off scot free you are mistaken, should he lose his job because he was involved in a motor vehicle accident, no.

On your logic anyone who has an accident or f...is up in the course of his job should be sacked. If I had to sack reps who had motor vehicle accidents during the course of their work there would be a lot of unemployed reps.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on May 05, 2019, 06:45:46 PM
Sorry Blokes but I dont buy the use of "  ACCIDENT "  IE: accident
1.
an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury
2.
an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause.

The word NEGLIGENT or  Negligence   is the proper  one : Blue badge of reality driver was in control of his actions decided to chase the hair and peeled across a major road without due care and  attention as to his surrounds / Arguably going the wrong direction against recognised flow of traffic .[ Considering he was on a merging slip road and there was no intersection or proper marked legal means of going the opposite direction to that he was traveling ] .
I dont believe it was an accident,  it was deliberate and Negligent operation of a vehicle causing a serious crash / injury to innocent people ..
As a trained PROFESSIONAL  [ otherwise he wouldnt have been allowed to drive a police pursuit car ] He failed the most basic points of his driver training . IMO .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on May 05, 2019, 07:22:24 PM
He failed the most basic points of his driver training . IMO .
As does everyone who has passed a test for a drivers licence and has an accident.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on May 05, 2019, 07:43:28 PM
True that for people who  fail to do the most basics and " CRASH " Kanga and Ive crashed before, totaly my fault due to a mismatch of   ability and talent  at the time.  only  minor damage and a bruised ego ;D
 Not an accident unless the steering broke / a wheel fell off  or there was a sudden shift in the Time n Space continuum  ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on May 05, 2019, 08:01:33 PM
I keep forgetting everyone on this forum is perfect.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: duggie on May 05, 2019, 08:17:17 PM
I keep forgetting everyone on this forum is perfect.


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No not every one on the forum does wears or has worn a blue uniform to work for a living . I have some good friends who are and have been in a blue uniform ,  but as I have stated above , One must be seen when in a position of authority to be doing the right thing .

As stated by edz , this was and is no accident  . It is a failure of a person who holds a position as a law officer , to follow and obey many road rules that he/she is trained to follow, obey and enforce .
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on May 05, 2019, 08:17:33 PM


I keep forgetting everyone on this forum is perfect.
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Oh Grasshopper,
Enlightenment will come to you one day.
Wax on, wax off.
:cheers:


hmmm.
LOL, in a perfect world, Shite still happens.



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on May 05, 2019, 08:34:11 PM
Not really a rant, but no ones a winner in these situations and that pisses me off.
My daughters next door neighbour, a young bloke that I dragged out of his car in his garage and resuscitated several months ago today succeeded in his endeavours.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: duggie on May 05, 2019, 08:52:24 PM
Not really a rant, but no ones a winner in these situations and that pisses me off.
My daughters next door neighbour, a young bloke that I dragged out of his car in his garage and resuscitated several months ago today succeeded in his endeavours.


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Bugger
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 05, 2019, 08:56:38 PM
Not really a rant, but no ones a winner in these situations and that pisses me off.
My daughters next door neighbour, a young bloke that I dragged out of his car in his garage and resuscitated several months ago today succeeded in his endeavours.


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That sucks mate. I too have dragged someone out of their van, in the same circumstances. Got emergency services and with the aid of a couple of bystanders performed CPR till the ambos arrived. That was about 6 years ago (maybe more) and never did hear if he survived or not.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on May 05, 2019, 09:02:15 PM
Not really a rant, but no ones a winner in these situations and that pisses me off.
My daughters next door neighbour, a young bloke that I dragged out of his car in his garage and resuscitated several months ago today succeeded in his endeavours.


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Sorry to hear, having had a family member commit suicide I understand fully the anguish, sadness, disbelief etc that the young mans family, friends and acquaintances and yourself will be going through.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on May 05, 2019, 09:53:35 PM
Kinda makes my just now walking over to someone’s camp at 9.45p.m and telling him to turn his cheap arse noisey generator off insignificant...sorry to read that macca
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on May 05, 2019, 10:04:12 PM

No not every one on the forum does wears or has worn a blue uniform to work for a living . I have some good friends who are and have been in a blue uniform ,  but as I have stated above , One must be seen when in a position of authority to be doing the right thing .

As stated by edz , this was and is no accident  . It is a failure of a person who holds a position as a law officer , to follow and obey many road rules that he/she is trained to follow, obey and enforce .

The collision will be investigated and the Officer will be dealt will accordingly.  As a Police Officer he will still be treated as everyone else and also an Internal Investigation and again dealt with accordingly.   Same as other Police that have done the wrong thing. 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rags on May 05, 2019, 10:30:49 PM
Why is it lucky? The whole thing is recorded on the in car video of the police car anyway


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I would say because we all got to see what happened, which isn't the case with the police footage. No footage = no value in that for the Internet.

I wish I had one last Xmas when I was amazed at a police car breaking suddenly from the main hwy speed of 100km to attempt a u turn to come in pursuit of me for failing to stop at an intersection side road stop sign. The resulting action caused a milk semi tanker who was following the police car to brake locking up the trailer to avoid an accident with the traffic ( nearly didn't end well).

I didn't realise at the time why the police car was braking until he pursued me and pull me over. Funny thing was he didn't book me as I politely argued that he must not have seen me stop, that I'm sure his in car vision would confirm that I had stopped and that as the intersection did not have a stop line then I am only compelled to stop at the intersection but as there is no line then there is no specific requirements as to where I stopped.




Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 06, 2019, 12:12:30 AM
It's NOT an ACCIDENT,  It's "A COLLISION" involving Motor Vehicles.

Obviously the Police Driver failed to safely operate his vehicle, entitling those others involved(including any passengers in the Police vehicle), to full support and compensation where required.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on May 06, 2019, 07:11:49 AM
Sorry to hear, having had a family member commit suicide I understand fully the anguish, sadness, disbelief etc that the young mans family, friends and acquaintances and yourself will be going through.
Your right Pottsy, the despair on the faces of his family members will never be forgotten, my focus at the moment is my daughter who went to investigate the screams for help from his partner and where the hell do i  start with my six year old grandson. Believe it or not this is the fourth one I have been close too, none family though, but it's something you never forget, I am a close friend of Vanessa Amorosi's step father and know the tragic story behind her song "Shine" so that got a bit of a flogging yesterday arvo.

Thanks Rummy,  think I would have much preferred your genny problem yesterday.

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 06, 2019, 08:44:32 AM
Not really a rant, but no ones a winner in these situations and that pisses me off.
My daughters next door neighbour, a young bloke that I dragged out of his car in his garage and resuscitated several months ago today succeeded in his endeavours.


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tis ****ed, but if their mind is made up, theres 2/94454532224559ths of **** all you can do about it. You cant watch them 24/7
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on May 06, 2019, 09:24:25 AM
Sorry to hear the news, Macca

Believe it or not this is the fourth one I have been close too

Only one for me, a bloke who was in Army with me, & I hadn't seen for a few years prior.

You have to wonder why they thought everything was just so hopeless that there was no other answer?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on May 07, 2019, 02:44:26 PM
Dont you just hate it when you set aside a length of something that ISN'T to be cut up, being one the longer pieces needed for the job. Then in a moment of being away off in La la land you grab the said piece and cut it up .. Next longest  Misses by 40 mm stinking mm .  >:(
 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on May 07, 2019, 03:01:44 PM
I got one of those bright metal markers to stop me doing that Edz, so I write "DO NOT CUT" on said length, then I sit there for a hour trying to remember what I kept it for
Be glad your build is not going to take a couple of years, trying to find the safe place I put things in drives you mad towards the end

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 07, 2019, 07:55:29 PM
How the **** do people do public "transport" daily???
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: edz on May 07, 2019, 10:06:46 PM
[quote ]
Be glad your build is not going to take a couple of years .
[/quote]


 ;D ; Ummm well it kinda has, Version 1 strip down upgrade soft floor to Jayco style pop top rebuild started back in 2014  :laugh: Health issues slackness life and more health issues : Version 2 and version 3 changes and here we are Version 4, 5 years on  8) Ahhh progress .
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on May 12, 2019, 10:13:58 AM
How the **** do people do public "transport" daily???
For me it's that or pay $25 for parking each day

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on May 12, 2019, 10:53:59 AM
How the **** do people do public "transport" daily???

I used to feel the same, but the time saved by driving vanished, and the costs and risk made no sense.

I used to walk 15min from the car park to work. I now walk 15min to the station and leave the car at home, or drive 3min if the weather's a bit dodgey. The morning train is free, and the ride home costs $4.40. The service is generally very good these days...

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on May 12, 2019, 11:22:48 AM
How the **** do people do public "transport" daily???

Fortunately for me I only ever go into the city once or twice a year, if that. We train it into the city if we can. Even out of peak hour traffic, our southern freeway here in the Perth is often a car park. Just as they finish an "upgrade" they start another one. This has been going on for years. If I had to drive that every day, well I wouldnt last too long.
Public transport is a dream compared to the other option. I sit there on the train watching the traffic thinking" How the **** do people drive this daily?"
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 12, 2019, 11:50:05 AM
I read threads like this where people are moaning about the traffic, and then think about the lovely 15 minute commute (10km) I have to and from work, where there is every likelihood that I don't need to stop, unless I go the way that has traffic lights, and I'm likely to see a couple of people I know and get a wave from them as we pass one another.

Been there, done that with the trains to commute (grew up in the Thames Valley and used to get the train that connected to the London fast trains to work) and also the buses in Bristol when at uni. There's a reason I rode a pushy, it was quicker than the bus and I always had a seat...

Picking up on the trains; why don't NSW trains run a more hub and spoke model? Fast train does Newcastle, Gosford, Hornsby and Sydney Central - no stops in between - and then the milk train runs for those who want to stop in between. That's how the Paddington to Kintbury line runs in the UK - it has the option of a fast train (Paddignton to Reading) and then if you want the stations in between you change to the slower trains, where there was an intermediate that did the main stations (Paddington, Ealing Broadway, Slough, Reading, Theale, Thatcham, Newbury) and a slow that did an extra 5 stops on the section between Reading and Newbury.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on May 12, 2019, 12:35:26 PM
How the **** do people drive this daily?"

I'm with you.
Every second Thursday I head bush for 5 days via the Eastlink then the Monash to get over the other side of the city.
No way I could do it every day.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on May 12, 2019, 01:13:41 PM
What's public transport?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 12, 2019, 02:25:04 PM
What's public transport?

It's that thing that sort of functions in Shitney - out in the regions we don't get it beyond the train to/from Shitney and the flights to/from Shitney.

There might be an effort at a bus service, but it's not much use.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on May 12, 2019, 06:34:26 PM
I’m probably in the minority but I quite like public transport, at least here in Brisbane.

For a while I worked in Fortitude Valley, about 7km from home. It would take a minimum 25 minutes to get to work, find a park and walk to the office. Parking cost $9.40 per day, plus there was the petrol cost.

Now I work smack bang in the CBD. 15 mins on the express bus (2 stops from home)and less than $7 per day. Always get a seat in the morning and most of the time in the afternoons.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rags on May 12, 2019, 08:58:24 PM
I’m probably in the minority but I quite like public transport, at least here in Brisbane.

For a while I worked in Fortitude Valley, about 7km from home. It would take a minimum 25 minutes to get to work, find a park and walk to the office. Parking cost $9.40 per day, plus there was the petrol cost.

Now I work smack bang in the CBD. 15 mins on the express bus (2 stops from home)and less than $7 per day. Always get a seat in the morning and most of the time in the afternoons.




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I had not used public transport since I was a 1st year apprentice in the Sydney CBD. When I moved to Brisbane a bit over 3 years ago, I found myself working in the CBD and riding the public transport.

I don't mind it, I can alternate between train or bus, but prefer the train as it is a more smoother ride. Train runs every 6 minutes in peak periods, train is a 28 minute station to station,  I always get a seat and costs $36 a week and I get exercise as I choose to walk to n from station.

Some days there are delays or frustrations but generally I enjoy it, gives me the opportunity to read or listen to pod casts etc.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on May 13, 2019, 08:27:40 AM
I had not used public transport since I was a 1st year apprentice in the Sydney CBD. When I moved to Brisbane a bit over 3 years ago, I found myself working in the CBD and riding the public transport.

I don't mind it, I can alternate between train or bus, but prefer the train as it is a more smoother ride. Train runs every 6 minutes in peak periods, train is a 28 minute station to station,  I always get a seat and costs $36 a week and I get exercise as I choose to walk to n from station.

Some days there are delays or frustrations but generally I enjoy it, gives me the opportunity to read or listen to pod casts etc.

 You'd be fit as a mallee bull walking from home. Great exercise :o
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on May 13, 2019, 09:05:48 AM
What's public transport?

Based on 12 years of observations up here, it consists of a fleet of busses with signs above the windscreen which perminantly read "Sorry Not In Service".
Or a train that stops at your station once every hour.

You can't use what isn't there, but apparently we won't get better services because no one uses the current ones...... ::)


I did enjoy using the ferrys while we lived in Sydney though.
I'd alway turn up at meetings in the CBD in a great mood.
It was hard not to be happy after sitting on the bow of a boat cruising through Sydney harbour with the morning sun on my face and some relaxing tunes in my headphones. ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on May 13, 2019, 10:11:11 AM
You think things are bad now. Give it another 5-7 years and another 1 million people here and then lets hear how bad it is.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 13, 2019, 10:39:50 AM
Quote from: corndog
You think things are bad now. Give it another 5-7 years and another 1 million people here and then lets hear how bad it is.
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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: chester ver2.0 on May 13, 2019, 04:02:32 PM
How the **** do people do public "transport" daily???

Easy we are not all crotchety old farts like you Bird ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on May 13, 2019, 04:40:53 PM
Easy we are not all crotchety old farts like you Bird ;D

But he's not old, lord knows what he'll be like when he is  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D   
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 14, 2019, 09:21:09 AM
Going through some PS3 games to see which ones will play Multiplayer on LAN. You insert the disc, and get the message that a software download is required to proceed with the game. Fair enough, but around 2GB for some games is a pain in the but, especially when it ends up putting you over your monthly download allowance. And then it doesn't even have LAN Multiplayer, it's only online.  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on May 14, 2019, 10:34:34 AM
And then it doesn't even have LAN Multiplayer, it's only online.  ???

That's apparently happening with a lot of new games (at least on XBox - PS is probably the same ???) - there's no single player mode, you have to go online & play multi-player, & if you're like my young bloke & don't want to do that, too bloody bad >:(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 14, 2019, 12:17:54 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
That's apparently happening with a lot of new games (at least on XBox - PS is probably the same ???) - there's no single player mode, you have to go online & play multi-player, & if you're like my young bloke & don't want to do that, too bloody bad >:(

The only issue I have with online gaming is some people live on there, never have a controller out of their hands.. Game is out a week, and they are already level 1000 with all the oober super weapons, and your left with a sawn off water pistol..
Then the average weekender who just wants to kill a few million people has **** all chance... But it does give you as close to the real thing warm and fuzzys :D

Some of the single player gigs I've played once you get to a certain point and you get stuck (light campaigns), your rooted. Then you uninstall it and give up
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on May 14, 2019, 12:29:59 PM
especially when it ends up putting you over your monthly download allowance.

Didn’t know those plans still existed?? ;D


My issue is games like Plants Vs Zombies.
While it is a bit of fun for adults for a little while, it’s clearly targeted at kids.
Only trouble is kids can’t play it unless they have administrator rights and an adults EA account...

My 9yo daughter loves the game, but I put her headphones on one day and listened to what was going on in the battle. She was devastated when I took that one off them.
EA created a kids game that kids can’t play without joining in with a bunch of sickos....
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 14, 2019, 02:35:28 PM
Quote from: Pete79
Only trouble is kids can’t play it unless they have administrator rights and an adults EA account...
this one lots.... With lots of games you need that or a Steam account etc...

But I play COD WW2 lots and the amount of twelvies playing the R18+ game which is reality is pretty gory (slicing heads with shovels/picks/swords/knives  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:) is crazy. Most parents either dont give a Shit or dont know.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on May 14, 2019, 05:12:15 PM
I went to a seminar at my kids school last night that talked about online gaming and cyber safety.......


All I can say is .........."HOLY FARK!!!!!"

We witnessed first hand online, how easy it is to find someone and how easy it is too make friends with a child online.
SAD and SICK.

It's almost a lottery of which or when a kid gets picked.
I have changed a lot of rules in my house over it.
Seemingly innocent games are targeted and so manipulative to kids behaviour.

Does anyone know the best way to lock up a daughter??????? :'( :'( :'(
 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on May 14, 2019, 05:26:18 PM


Does anyone know the best way to lock up a daughter??????? :'( :'( :'(
No but let me know if you work it out.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MDS69 on May 14, 2019, 05:38:29 PM

Does anyone know the best way to lock up a daughter??????? :'( :'( :'(

On my daughters 16th birthday I got a shotgun.😉
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on May 14, 2019, 05:40:38 PM
On my daughters 16th birthday I got a shotgun.
My missus does a good job protecting my daughter when they are out and about. Some bloke was ogling my daughter one day and the missus said loudly enough for everyone to hear “you right mate, she’s young enough to be your granddaughter “


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 14, 2019, 06:22:04 PM
I went to a seminar at my kids school last night that talked about online gaming and cyber safety.......


All I can say is .........."HOLY FARK!!!!!"

We witnessed first hand online, how easy it is to find someone and how easy it is too make friends with a child online.
SAD and SICK.

It's almost a lottery of which or when a kid gets picked.
I have changed a lot of rules in my house over it.
Seemingly innocent games are targeted and so manipulative to kids behaviour.

Does anyone know the best way to lock up a daughter??????? :'( :'( :'(

And the problem is that those delivering the seminars can be half a step to a whole step behind...

Check out resources like CEOP (https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/) (from the UK) as well, as they will have thoughts that are different to those in Australia at times, so can be useful to give yourself more tools.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on May 14, 2019, 06:23:31 PM
I went to a seminar at my kids school last night that talked about online gaming and cyber safety.......


All I can say is .........."HOLY FARK!!!!!"

We witnessed first hand online, how easy it is to find someone and how easy it is too make friends with a child online.
SAD and SICK.

It's almost a lottery of which or when a kid gets picked.
I have changed a lot of rules in my house over it.
Seemingly innocent games are targeted and so manipulative to kids behaviour.

Does anyone know the best way to lock up a daughter??????? :'( :'( :'(

Went to a similar one last year, ended up getting a Koalasafe, not a magic bullet but still quite useful.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on May 14, 2019, 08:55:41 PM
I recall when the internet first appeared, we all took turns.
Eldest daughter [ about 6 ] typed in "Barbie" and there was barbie as we've never seen her before.
Can laugh about it now but it taught us to sit next to them when On the internet.
By the time they all hit their teens they were pretty clued up on it all.
Worked for us.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on May 15, 2019, 08:04:25 AM
The only issue I have with online gaming is some people live on there, never have a controller out of their hands.. Game is out a week, and they are already level 1000 with all the oober super weapons, and your left with a sawn off water pistol..

That, plus the fact that they're playing on a computer / system that's worth 50 x the $ of every console, laptop, desktop & TV in our house, combined :-[ :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 15, 2019, 12:33:31 PM
Quote from: Paddler Ed
And the problem is that those delivering the seminars can be half a step to a whole step behind...

what he said...

Wonder how pen pals go these days.... anyone remember those innocent days of simple letter writing???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on May 15, 2019, 01:33:14 PM
what he said...

Wonder how pen pals go these days.... anyone remember those innocent days of simple letter writing???

I can still remember being the ink bottle monitor for a while.  Filling up the ceramic ink cups that were mounted flush into the wooden desks.  Ink was sometimes very watery and sometimes we got red and black.  Dark Shitty green colour was the norm...was a few years ago...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on May 15, 2019, 01:55:54 PM
And the problem is that those delivering the seminars can be half a step to a whole step behind...

The guy who did the one I went to I suspect would be pretty up to date, his resume included working with the Queensland Police, the AFP and the FBI in relation to online child protection.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 15, 2019, 03:52:01 PM
WTF with fuel prices again... ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on May 15, 2019, 03:58:47 PM
I can still remember being the ink bottle monitor for a while.  Filling up the ceramic ink cups that were mounted flush into the wooden desks.  Ink was sometimes very watery and sometimes we got red and black.  Dark Shitty green colour was the norm...was a few years ago...

And dipping little balls of blotting paper into said ink and dispatching it across the room with the aid of a ruler.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on May 15, 2019, 04:22:09 PM
WTF with fuel prices again... ???
most servos here are still around $1.60 - $1.65 for unleaded, but 2 random servos I see 2 days ago had dropped to $1.35...work that out, none of the others have though
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on May 16, 2019, 07:30:21 AM
And dipping little balls of blotting paper into said ink and dispatching it across the room with the aid of a ruler.

So you were the mongrel who was doing that!!!!.... :cheers:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 16, 2019, 04:28:05 PM
most servos here are still around $1.60 - $1.65 for unleaded, but 2 random servos I see 2 days ago had dropped to $1.35...work that out, none of the others have though

$1:86.9 today for premium for the big white whale. $70.00 of fuel took it from 1/4 to half full. (Its still worth it but)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 16, 2019, 08:20:26 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
$1:86.9 today for premium for the big white whale. $70.00 of fuel took it from 1/4 to half full. (Its still worth it but)
fuggin hurts watching the numbers fly by - and its not the litres :'(
although Im not sold on the difference in 95/98... dont notice anything different in the pontiac... but mate had a late model maxima that pinged its head off on 91... 98 it was happy, so he sold it.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 16, 2019, 09:17:35 PM
$1.55/litre for 95 today - it's only gone up 0.02/litre in the last month here. I do like not being near a capital city sometimes; our prices stay more level over time and don't go up and down in the same way.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 17, 2019, 04:04:26 AM
fuggin hurts watching the numbers fly by - and its not the litres :'(
although Im not sold on the difference in 95/98... dont notice anything different in the pontiac... but mate had a late model maxima that pinged its head off on 91... 98 it was happy, so he sold it.

The Caddy does that as well, with 10:50 to1 compression, its 95 minimum but 98 is better, 91 and the poor ol thing will damn near rattle the jam tins right out of the engine block.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on May 19, 2019, 01:33:00 PM
Not really a rant as such, but rather "interesting" shall we say ???

Son was looking at one of the flight trackers this morning & noticed a private jet coming into Coolangatta, with an unusual rego number shown.

Checked it out & turns out that it's registered in the Cayman Islands ::)

Bit more button pushing & we found http://cqplanespotting.blogspot.com/2019/02/clive-palmers-cayman-islands-registered.html (http://cqplanespotting.blogspot.com/2019/02/clive-palmers-cayman-islands-registered.html)

I thought he was broke, & virtually bankrupt, which is why he can't pay any of his bills ??? >:( >:D

At least he's now apparently down $60 million, with absolutely nothing to show for it! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on May 19, 2019, 02:40:52 PM
Not really a rant as such, but rather "interesting" shall we say ???

Son was looking at one of the flight trackers this morning & noticed a private jet coming into Coolangatta, with an unusual rego number shown.

Checked it out & turns out that it's registered in the Cayman Islands ::)

Bit more button pushing & we found http://cqplanespotting.blogspot.com/2019/02/clive-palmers-cayman-islands-registered.html (http://cqplanespotting.blogspot.com/2019/02/clive-palmers-cayman-islands-registered.html)

I thought he was broke, & virtually bankrupt, which is why he can't pay any of his bills ??? >:( >:D

At least he's now apparently down $60 million, with absolutely nothing to show for it! ;D ;D ;D


He isn't broke, just the company that owed the worker money is. He also used to be one of the LNPs biggest donors, a pretty good argument could be made that his main purpose this time around was to catch the protest vote and funnel it back to to the LNP. I think it might have worked out just as planned
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on May 19, 2019, 04:00:55 PM
Yeah, he's on the news today saying that he is the reason Scotty won, because it was all his anti-Shorten ad's that scared everybody into voting Lib!
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on May 19, 2019, 05:04:51 PM
His ads were anti both


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on May 19, 2019, 06:30:14 PM
As far as he is concerned,  money well spent. He got the outcome he wanted. Worth every $ he put into it..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on May 20, 2019, 10:36:41 AM
$60 Mill [ Tax deductable no doubt and probably mostly spent in house ]  small change trade off for  Hundreds of  millions in future returns,  Not a bad deal in the scheme of things is it, for Porky Palmer ..
Pigs looking after Pig mates .....
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on May 20, 2019, 11:26:07 AM
His ads were anti both

Yep, and then his preferences wen't to the Libs, being anti both catches as much of the protest vote as possible.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on May 20, 2019, 12:07:06 PM
Yep, and then his preferences wen't to the Libs, being anti both catches as much of the protest vote as possible.
Preferences have to go somewhere

Get rid of preferential voting it’s bs
Candidates gets thousands of more votes then their opponents yet once two preferences are given they end up losing the seat.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on May 20, 2019, 12:30:02 PM
I might be wrong but my I thought that because we have to number all boxes on the house of reps ballot paper, the whole thing around preferences is a bit of a furphy. Sure, each party gets to hand out its own how to vote cards but each voter still has to choose their preferences.

The senate is a different story, particularly if you vote above the line, but even then you still need to vote for at least 6 parties.

I’m no expert and can’t say I understand it all but I think the media has generally tried to baffle us with BS and with the rise of social media are getting found out.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on May 20, 2019, 12:55:11 PM
There was a good article last week about preferential voting which explained why it is good.
I'll try and find it.
Basically it gives us the person that most of us will be happy with, rather than first across the line. One nation originally polled well in some areas when they first started, but didn't get any preferences, because the rest of the voters didn't want them as the second best.

Here is one that explains it
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6127761/heres-how-preferential-voting-works/ (https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6127761/heres-how-preferential-voting-works/)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on May 20, 2019, 01:15:56 PM
There was a good article last week about preferential voting which explained why it is good.

I have never really understood why people think it's a bad thing.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 20, 2019, 02:02:36 PM
(https://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d0240a4ac9072200b-800wi)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on May 20, 2019, 05:57:26 PM
(https://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d0240a4ac9072200b-800wi)

Classic line from the Election.  Do you think he will be given the Treasury Portfolio or be allowed to speak in public again?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on May 21, 2019, 05:54:23 PM
Yep I'll cop the flake for using FB to get the link.
Geeez it's spot on.
Swaggers are out there, traveling, getting away from their phones/tablets/ipads.
Spending time with people.
https://www.facebook.com/1570157373197249/posts/2367601436786168/?sfnsn=xwmo

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on May 21, 2019, 11:17:10 PM
Some good responces in the comment section below it too ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: McGirr on May 22, 2019, 08:29:53 AM
(https://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d0240a4ac9072200b-800wi)

Yes , would have to be the most stupid comment ever made.

Politics, we can all argue who is the best, who will run the country better etc.  Honestly do not care or worry me. Just like my sister said to me, what did I think of the recent budget, could not care as I cannot change it and it is what it is.

The only hard decision I have in life is what job we will take on next when we continue our adventures, working and traveling Australia.  ;D

Mark
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on May 22, 2019, 12:47:36 PM
Renewed my Carpenter/Contractors license online,
The process was easier enough, no problem there.
$232.00, an increase of some $50 From last year.
In red writing, (Pay online & receive a discount on this fee)
4 farkin dollars is the discount. Whoopy doo.
But if I had the coin I could pay for 3 years at a saving of 50 dollars a year.
Thieving bastards.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 22, 2019, 02:13:24 PM
Renewed my Carpenter/Contractors license online,
The process was easier enough, no problem there.
$232.00, an increase of some $50 From last year.
In red writing, (Pay online & receive a discount on this fee)
4 farkin dollars is the discount. Whoopy doo.
But if I had the coin I could pay for 3 years at a saving of 50 dollars a year.
Thieving bastards

like when you see ads where they say "all this for under a grand..."
and its $999 + delivery.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on May 22, 2019, 03:20:24 PM
What I find wrong,
It's the government body that is there to stop people ripping off customers as well as tradies and they are playing bloody word games, misleading people.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on May 22, 2019, 07:23:02 PM
Why don't the tv channels and radio station just turn off the microphone/cameras when bloody politicians are asked a question and proceed to rave on a tangent for 10 minutes.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on May 23, 2019, 08:44:50 PM
Why don't the tv channels and radio station just turn off the microphone/cameras when bloody politicians are asked a question and proceed to rave on a tangent for 10 minutes.
True,
Chits me too.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on May 25, 2019, 08:09:05 PM
on to the second night and the mother inlaw just hasn't shut the f&^* up.  Thankfully they leave tomorrow morning.  She has no concept of peace and quiet.  If not talking at us just talks to itself about whatever mundane thing it's doing. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: nab on May 25, 2019, 09:08:04 PM
on to the second night and the mother inlaw just hasn't shut the f&^* up.  Thankfully they leave tomorrow morning.  She has no concept of peace and quiet.  If not talking at us just talks to itself about whatever mundane thing it's doing.

Haha I'm not sure but I think it's irritating you... Can she cook though?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on May 25, 2019, 09:16:16 PM
Haha I'm not sure but I think it's irritating you... Can she cook though?


Anyone can cook, doesn't mean it's edible.  She can treat anyone like a God, serve them with Burnt Offerings. 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 27, 2019, 10:47:35 AM
So these days everything comes 'in kit form' so you have to assemble it yourself...

but...

The quality of instructions these days are ****ing abysmal.. instructions with blurry pictures with arrows pointing in 20 directions not really showing you **** all about which way around parts go.. is that another part behind it? etc.. etc.

FFS, spend $5 extra on some decent instructions to save people hours assembling and disassembling to restart the whole ****in job. I know I'd be happy to pay an extra $5 for some good colour photo instructions that would cost them 50cents to make/print..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on May 27, 2019, 11:56:22 AM
So these days everything comes 'in kit form' so you have to assemble it yourself...

but...

The quality of instructions these days are ****ing abysmal.. instructions with blurry pictures with arrows pointing in 20 directions not really showing you **** all about which way around parts go.. is that another part behind it? etc.. etc.

FFS, spend $5 extra on some decent instructions to save people hours assembling and disassembling to restart the whole ****in job. I know I'd be happy to pay an extra $5 for some good colour photo instructions that would cost them 50cents to make/print..

So what did you stuff up this time  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: macca on May 27, 2019, 12:08:15 PM
So what did you stuff up this time  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Replacing a light globe?


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on May 27, 2019, 12:14:15 PM
Replacing a light globe?
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Oooh Macca, that's a bit rude, but probably true  :cup:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on May 27, 2019, 01:10:18 PM
So these days everything comes 'in kit form' so you have to assemble it yourself...

but...

The quality of instructions these days are ****ing abysmal.. instructions with blurry pictures with arrows pointing in 20 directions not really showing you **** all about which way around parts go.. is that another part behind it? etc.. etc.

FFS, spend $5 extra on some decent instructions to save people hours assembling and disassembling to restart the whole ****in job. I know I'd be happy to pay an extra $5 for some good colour photo instructions that would cost them 50cents to make/print..

You read instructions??? 
Title: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on May 27, 2019, 01:55:41 PM
You read instructions???
Yeah....
After the 5th or 6th time he’s tried to jam that last piece into place and the bloody thing just won’t go in... ;D

It’s obviously the drawings fault that the last piece he’s trying to jam in there should have been one of the first pieces he used.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on May 27, 2019, 02:03:52 PM
So these days everything comes 'in kit form' so you have to assemble it yourself...

but...

The quality of instructions these days are ****ing abysmal.. instructions with blurry pictures with arrows pointing in 20 directions not really showing you **** all about which way around parts go.. is that another part behind it? etc.. etc.

FFS, spend $5 extra on some decent instructions to save people hours assembling and disassembling to restart the whole ****in job. I know I'd be happy to pay an extra $5 for some good colour photo instructions that would cost them 50cents to make/print..

You can normally find someone who has done a youtube vid for a lot of things.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 27, 2019, 02:08:39 PM
Quote from: tryagain
You can normally find someone who has done a youtube vid for a lot of things.

Yea you'd think so...  Plenty of 'unboxing' vids...
For something that I'd have thought would have 10-15 bits, it had over 50 separate bits and the screws most of them had heads on em made of plasticine ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on May 27, 2019, 02:50:15 PM
Yea you'd think so...  Plenty of 'unboxing' vids...
For something that I'd have thought would have 10-15 bits, it had over 50 separate bits and the screws most of them had heads on em made of plasticine ..

Get some 10 year old kid to do it
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on May 27, 2019, 03:22:53 PM
Bloody phone,
The Black Screen Of Death.
Amazing how much I rely on it for work, it's a phone/office.
Pick it up tomorrow after lunch fixed.
Sheeeeeeeeesh


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bunyip on May 28, 2019, 01:32:47 PM
instructions with blurry pictures with arrows pointing in 20 directions not really showing you **** all about which way around parts go.. is that another part behind it? etc.. etc.


Sounds more like new glasses to me  ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on May 28, 2019, 03:15:54 PM
what's the go Vicsnoria????

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I thought that you needed one of these.............^^^^^^^^^^^^.........to depict the assigned speed limit after a road intersection like every other state..........
Didn't see any on most major rural roads...................no wonder you guys are the revenue state.........ya gotta guess the speed limit.........

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on May 28, 2019, 03:43:44 PM
what's the go Vicsnoria? ???

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I thought that you needed one of these.............^^^^^^^^^^^^.........to depict the assigned speed limit after a road intersection like every other state..........
Didn't see any on most major rural roads...................no wonder you guys are the revenue state.........ya gotta guess the speed limit.........



We're smart enough to know the speed limit stays the same AFTER an intersection as before it, UNLESS it changes, we're adults down here and don't need the hand holding you guys seem to need  >:D >:D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 28, 2019, 08:53:40 PM
what's the go Vicsnoria????

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I thought that you needed one of these.............^^^^^^^^^^^^.........to depict the assigned speed limit after a road intersection like every other state..........
Didn't see any on most major rural roads...................no wonder you guys are the revenue state.........ya gotta guess the speed limit.........
There is an over-riding proviso "When safe to do so", if you come to grief it obviously wasn't safe.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on May 29, 2019, 09:00:06 AM
We're smart enough to know the speed limit stays the same AFTER an intersection as before it, UNLESS it changes, we're adults down here and don't need the hand holding you guys seem to need  >:D >:D ;D ;D ;D

No wonder your state is in such a bad way..............you're pretty well up ship creek if you turn off a secondary road with 100km limit onto a major road with an 80 limit and no signage.
All other states are accommodating............well except for Mexicans towing mobile aluminium road blocks in QLD, NSW, SA, NT and WA......... ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on May 29, 2019, 09:39:11 AM
Quote from: doc evil
.. you're pretty well up ship creek if you turn off a secondary road with 100km limit onto a major road with an 80 limit and no signage.
:cup:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on May 29, 2019, 09:59:18 AM
No wonder your state is in such a bad way..............you're pretty well up ship creek if you turn off a secondary road with 100km limit onto a major road with an 80 limit and no signage.

Can't say I've noticed too many roads like that.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: doc evil on May 29, 2019, 02:10:45 PM
Can't say I've noticed too many roads like that.

Midland Hwy outta Shepp..........oh, and love the anti overtaking devices  ::) ::)
Murray Valley Hwy
Calder Hwy
Western Hwy

just to name a few.......
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on May 29, 2019, 03:25:34 PM

Murray Valley Hwy
Calder Hwy
Western Hwy

just to name a few.......

That's about as vague as "how long is a bit of string "
Western goes from Melbourne to the SA border
Calder goes from Melbourne to Mildura

FFS that's half the state and most of those roads are 100kph or 110 kph
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on May 29, 2019, 04:22:25 PM
I'll have to pay more attention next time on those roads. But pretty sure the bits that aren't 100/110 are well signposted
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: KeithB on May 30, 2019, 11:06:47 AM
Solar rip-off.

There's a bit of a rip-off at play with this solar lark. I called our power supplier, AGL, a month before our solar battery installation at home to organise a new smart meter, which you need to get solar feed in credits. I was advised that they would not book the meter install until the panels were actually in place. Dunno why.

So the panels and battery go in on 28th April and I call to book the smart meter. Turns out there is a 4-6 week wait. Ours is booked in for mid next week, almost six weeks after the original instal. AGL has in the meantime stolen some 400 kilowatt hours from us without paying for it. At our feed in rate, that's about 80 bucks.

Not much perhaps; but multiply it over hundreds of thousands of homes and we're talking about big dollars. This is systematic corporate fraud.

Keith
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on May 30, 2019, 08:19:29 PM
Not much perhaps; but multiply it over hundreds of thousands of homes and we're talking about big dollars. This is systematic corporate fraud.

Haha, I do electrical discos/recos when people move or don't pay their bills or whatever. You wouldn't believe how often I go to a place someone has just moved into to do their initial read, then 2 or 3 days later get sent back to the same place to do the final read for the people who moved out before them. Like you said, each time is peanuts, but it does add up.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on June 01, 2019, 12:38:34 PM
& my rant is that we're home again after a weeks camping :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on June 02, 2019, 12:32:32 PM
I'm sure I wont get much sympathy here but... Its Forking cold in Mt Isa AND I have to be home in a week or 2...….



Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on June 02, 2019, 06:42:22 PM
On the way back from the Cape. We thought we would treat my almost 4yr old to a trip to movie world given he’s done a lot of kms in the last few weeks.
Went online to look at tickets
$89 for him
$95 each for my wife and I
Almost $300 before we even walk in.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on June 02, 2019, 07:14:17 PM
On the way back from the Cape. We thought we would treat my almost 4yr old to a trip to movie world given he’s done a lot of kms in the last few weeks.
Went online to look at tickets
$89 for him
$95 each for my wife and I
Almost $300 before we even walk in.


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And we paid $80 each for a year’s 4 park pass last year.
In that 12 months we did Movieworld 5 times, Wet & Wild 5 times and Seaworld 4 times.

So with locals like us those parks have got to make their money out of someone..... :P
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on June 02, 2019, 10:53:12 PM
And we paid $80 each for a year’s 4 park pass last year.
In that 12 months we did Movieworld 5 times, Wet & Wild 5 times and Seaworld 4 times.

So with locals like us those parks have got to make their money out of someone..... :P

Yeah, with the 5 of the theme parks within 5-10mins, we have definitely got our value out of our passes, we most recently had the Dreamworld/Whitewater world ones. I think we have paid about $130 kids and $150 adults which have covered us the last 2.5yrs, I think we would be approaching triple figure visits over that time.

I have always looked at the daily entry prices though and winced at the price it would cost to take the family to one for a day when on holidays though.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on June 03, 2019, 10:11:12 AM
I have always looked at the daily entry prices though and winced at the price it would cost to take the family to one for a day when on holidays though.

Or all 5! :o :o :o
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 03, 2019, 10:11:35 AM
On the way back from the Cape. We thought we would treat my almost 4yr old to a trip to movie world given he’s done a lot of kms in the last few weeks.
Went online to look at tickets
$89 for him
$95 each for my wife and I
Almost $300 before we even walk in.
... and another 300 after if you want a coke and hotdog.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on June 04, 2019, 11:03:18 PM
On the way back from the Cape. We thought we would treat my almost 4yr old to a trip to movie world given he’s done a lot of kms in the last few weeks.
Went online to look at tickets
$89 for him
$95 each for my wife and I
Almost $300 before we even walk in.

Don't know how you are with dates but if this works out its very good value https://seaworld.com.au/resort/package-deals/beat-the-clock?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Accuen&utm_campaign=swr-beat-the-clock-2019&sc_camp=&utm_content=lcl-fam-offerad&utm_term= (https://seaworld.com.au/resort/package-deals/beat-the-clock?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Accuen&utm_campaign=swr-beat-the-clock-2019&sc_camp=&utm_content=lcl-fam-offerad&utm_term=)

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Entry to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country during your stay

From only $159 per room for a family of 4

Kids Club available

Save up to 55% off

Stay at Australia’s only Theme Park Resort

Valid for stays between 1 June to 31 August, 2019
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on June 04, 2019, 11:51:01 PM
I'd second that for good value ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 07, 2019, 09:43:40 AM
PM gets 10k payrise kicking in teh same day hospitality workers lose their money...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on June 07, 2019, 10:23:08 AM
Last I heard our politicians were getting a 2% payrise and something about a 2% tax break. All this just after an election.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on June 07, 2019, 10:25:44 AM
The objections from the opposition is deafening.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on June 07, 2019, 07:50:32 PM
Something about snouts and troughs is probably appropriate
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: OldPaj on June 07, 2019, 08:04:46 PM
Last I heard our politicians were getting a 2% payrise and something about a 2% tax break. All this just after an election.

And  workers also begin to loose the next round of penalty rate, surprisingly, ha ha, effective the same date!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: McGirr on June 07, 2019, 08:12:25 PM
Last I heard our politicians were getting a 2% payrise and something about a 2% tax break. All this just after an election.

But who re elected them. Mmmm

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/politicians-awarded-2-per-cent-pay-increase-from-july-1/news-story/70eeb96db1d6e20778c3adc5d8d35259 (https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/politicians-awarded-2-per-cent-pay-increase-from-july-1/news-story/70eeb96db1d6e20778c3adc5d8d35259)

Mark
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on June 07, 2019, 10:58:57 PM
But who re elected them. Mmmm

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/politicians-awarded-2-per-cent-pay-increase-from-july-1/news-story/70eeb96db1d6e20778c3adc5d8d35259 (https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/politicians-awarded-2-per-cent-pay-increase-from-july-1/news-story/70eeb96db1d6e20778c3adc5d8d35259)

Mark
A majority of Australians

Let’s be honest here.
The fair work commission ruled that penalty rates should be cut.
Bill shorten said he would accept the decision of the fair work commission in relation to penalty rates.
The commission was set up by labor.




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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on June 08, 2019, 06:59:40 AM
A majority of Australians

Let’s be honest here.
The fair work commission ruled that penalty rates should be cut.
Bill shorten said he would accept the decision of the fair work commission in relation to penalty rates.
The commission was set up by Labor.

Funny how people forgot these points. No, it is the current gov's fault.  But it is bad timing for their payrise, not a good look. But here in Qld our great leader just spent $330,000 getting Al Gore here to give a talk. She needs a payrise so she can pay the bill. Oh, thats right, good use of state funds. Kevin
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on June 08, 2019, 08:28:53 AM
Funny how people forgot these points. No, it is the current gov's fault.  But it is bad timing for their payrise, not a good look. But here in Qld our great leader just spent $330,000 getting Al Gore here to give a talk. She needs a payrise so she can pay the bill. Oh, thats right, good use of state funds. Kevin
Yep and Al Gore is full of flawed information yet people still line his pockets with tax payers dollars


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 10, 2019, 01:26:37 AM
Gee.. what a shock.


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https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/billions-more-leaked-document-reveals-true-cost-of-peninsula-link-20190609-p51vzs.html

Victorians are paying billions of dollars to a private consortium for a major road that was contracted to be built for just $651 million nine years ago.

A leaked government document has revealed the true cost of Peninsula Link, showing it would have been far cheaper for the state to have built the motorway itself.
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Peninsula Link opened in 2013, allowing motorists for the first time to drive from Melbourne to Rosebud without encountering a single traffic light.

Treasurer Tim Pallas was roads minister in 2010 when he signed a 25-year deal to build the road with the Southern Way consortium, made up of eight international banks and Lendlease.

The expected cash cost of construction at the time was $651 million. The government said then that, if inflation and other costs were factored into the deal's 25 years, the road would ultimately cost $849 million.

But the leaked document shows Southern Way will get more than four times that amount, reaping $2.75 billion over two and a half decades.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Brij on June 10, 2019, 11:45:25 AM
Gee.. what a shock.

Not defending toll roads at all (my short sightedness can't see how theycan be more economical long term), but.....

Do the consortium have to maintain the road?

If so, that $2.76 billion allows for $95,000/yr over 20 years, assuming I got all my 000s and .....s in the right spot. Bugger all.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on June 10, 2019, 12:01:34 PM

Do the consortium have to maintain the road?

If so, that $2.76 billion allows for $95,000/yr over 20 years, assuming I got all my 000s and .....s in the right spot. Bugger all.

Don't think you have $2.76B /25yrs is about $110M
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on June 11, 2019, 07:11:40 PM
Seariously, people who hide behind, 'I instructed another employee to do that'.
Yeah, I know it is common in the world, but for FFS own your mistakes.
Subcontracted work out, third party who had keys, didn't leave keys where they said they would.
My stubble bills me for time lost. Fair call, I'd do the same.
The person who told me that the keys would be there, denies any responsibility because they asked another work member to to that.

I don't want to go outside tomorrow,
It will be to people.

I just want to go camping.
:cheers:

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on June 12, 2019, 06:26:58 PM
What is it with Austpost sending a text message asking if you want a parcel left in a safe place or taken back to the post office about the same time the driver is trying to deliver it? Seriously, the quicker the government sells Auspost to a real courier company the better.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on June 13, 2019, 06:01:03 AM
What is it with Austpost sending a text message asking if you want a parcel left in a safe place or taken back to the post office about the same time the driver is trying to deliver it? Seriously, the quicker the government sells Auspost to a real courier company the better.

That'll be the driver (and I'm assuming contractor if it's a parcel) isn't following the correct process. Sounds to me that he he's doing an "accept" scan as he's driving around delivering. That's the scan event that tells the system that it is going out for delivery which then automatically generates the tracking text, and should be done as the van is loaded.

If you put your comments in the follow-up feedback email that'll come after the delivery, those comments are actually read and disseminated to the delivery managers each week. Those feedback comments will also go on that delivery sites weekly scorecard and affect their weekly performance targets.  ;)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on June 13, 2019, 07:34:17 AM
It should be the Auspost management scorecard that gets affected. While I’m sure there are drivers that do the wrong thing, they probably have unreasonable demands placed on them, especially the contractors.

PVG


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Title: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on June 13, 2019, 07:42:22 AM
It should be the Auspost management scorecard that gets affected. While I’m sure there are drivers that do the wrong thing, they probably have unreasonable demands placed on them, especially the contractors.

PVG


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I’ve stood in the driveway waiting for a parcel delivery and watched the driver put a “we called but you weren’t home” card in the letterbox just a few meters away from me.

Our driver does not deliver anything that’s not an envelope. We’ve complained to the post office managers (really nice people and nothing they can do about it). We’ve rung the complaints line number that the managers gave us. We’ve sent emails to Aus post.
The driver still refuses to deliver any parcels no matter how lite or small. They write out all of their “sorry we missed you” cards before they leave the post office and make you go and collect all of your own parcels.
Very frustrating....
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on June 13, 2019, 08:33:45 AM
My long time posty is a great bloke. Baz goes out of his way to look after our deliveries. Id like to think we are friends, and so would plenty of others in our neighbourhood.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on June 13, 2019, 09:26:01 AM
It should be the Auspost management scorecard that gets affected.

Yep >:(

There have been so many times that a parcel has been delivered by AP, but their tracking system says that it's apparently still sitting in Sydney "being processed" ::)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 13, 2019, 10:57:19 AM
WTF?
Quote
Queensland rape victims who do not scream or cry may never get justice and their attackers could walk free.

It is a legal loophole that also allows Queensland rapists to claim they were so drunk, they thought their victim was consenting.

Saxon Mullins had to endure five years of legal proceedings to end up in this grey area.

The archaic law is known as the mistake of fact defence and the Palaszczuk government has no immediate plans for legislative change.

Instead, the government is “considering the views” of stakeholders and reviewing Court of Appeal judgments.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/it-is-horrific-the-queensland-law-allowing-rapists-off-scot-free-20190607-p51vmn.html
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on June 13, 2019, 11:21:24 AM
Bloody parents who don't vaccinate their kids against the flu and send their kids to school with the flu... 

Both of mine have Influenza A, despite having been vaccinated... Pissed off...

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on June 13, 2019, 11:32:59 AM
Bloody parents who don't vaccinate their kids against the flu and send their kids to school with the flu... 

Both of mine have Influenza A, despite having been vaccinated... Pissed off...

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i fail to see why you’d get a flu vaccination for healthy kids, they need to build up thier immunity system and not rely on drugs all the time....sending them to school when sick is a different thing altogether. Never gotten a flu shot for myself or my kids, and don’t plan to any time soon.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on June 13, 2019, 11:39:06 AM
My long time posty is a great bloke. Baz goes out of his way to look after our deliveries. Id like to think we are friends, and so would plenty of others in our neighbourhood.

Cheers Glen

Same here, our bloke will make sure the parcel is left in a safe, dry place, even going thru the back gate to ensure this happens. He even rang us one day to tell us the daughters dog had escaped and he had got the dog in the van and dropped her with our neighbour.
Not too many would bother to do that.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on June 13, 2019, 11:44:10 AM
Bloody parents who don't vaccinate their kids against the flu and send their kids to school with the flu... 

Both of mine have Influenza A, despite having been vaccinated... Pissed off...

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Doesn't that say more about the effectivness of flu vaccination then the other parents?

Don't judge me, but I don't ever get flu vaccinations.
That's because I very rearly get the flu and personaly I'd rather see that little portion of healthcare funding go to something more useful then a vaccine that (I believe) is just another average product that's been very well marketed by pharmaceutical companies and they're making tons of money out of everyones fear.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a loonie anti-vaxer by any stretch of the imagination. If the flu vaccine helps oldies and other fragile people in the comunity from getting really sick that's great and should be encouraged. But for otherwise healthy people (including kids) I personally believe this one is an unnessessary drain on an underfunded system.

The fact that your kids still got sick after getting the shots kind of proves my point on this one....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on June 13, 2019, 12:34:12 PM
Re mistake of fact. They need to be careful with this one. There are a number of safe guards written in the Qld Criminal Code that can protect people where they have made a genuin and innocent mistake in certain situations. The 'mistake of fact defence' has been there for a long time and well known by lawyers. Kevin
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hookie on June 13, 2019, 03:47:44 PM
Never gotten a flu shot for myself or my kids, and don’t plan to any time soon.

I'm unconvinced of the effectiveness of flu shots too. I always got one when my kids were young because the doc told me to, but it felt like in the years I did get the shot I would always get sicker than the years I didn't. Normally colds and flus don't slow me down at all, but it seemed like each winter when I got the shot I'd get one bug that would sit me on my ass for 3 or 4 days*.

* Disclaimer - this was not the result of a clinical study in a controlled environment and any results may have been purely coincidental.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on June 13, 2019, 03:58:57 PM
I’ve stood in the driveway waiting for a parcel delivery and watched the driver put a “we called but you weren’t home” card in the letterbox just a few meters away from me.

Our driver does not deliver anything that’s not an envelope. We’ve complained to the post office managers (really nice people and nothing they can do about it). We’ve rung the complaints line number that the managers gave us. We’ve sent emails to Aus post.
The driver still refuses to deliver any parcels no matter how lite or small. They write out all of their “sorry we missed you” cards before they leave the post office and make you go and collect all of your own parcels.
Very frustrating....

Given where you live, I suspect the contractor is bein paid under what is known as a "roadside" contract (which is normal for areas outside of suburbia), as opposed to a "street mail service" contract. Basically, hell be getting paid a lower rate and is not required (under the terms of the contract) to leave the roadside. So if it wont fit in the mail box or requires a signature, then it wont be delivered. Where as a SMS contractor is required to go and knock on the door..........if the contractor is working to the terms of their contract, then nothing will happen about it.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Spada on June 13, 2019, 04:03:00 PM
Yep >:(

There have been so many times that a parcel has been delivered by AP, but their tracking system says that it's apparently still sitting in Sydney "being processed" ::)

Sydney parcel facility has been having "teething" issues for a couple of years  >:( lots of product seems to loop around in their system  >:(
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on June 13, 2019, 04:24:32 PM
Given where you live, I suspect the contractor is bein paid under what is known as a "roadside" contract (which is normal for areas outside of suburbia), as opposed to a "street mail service" contract. Basically, hell be getting paid a lower rate and is not required (under the terms of the contract) to leave the roadside. So if it wont fit in the mail box or requires a signature, then it wont be delivered. Where as a SMS contractor is required to go and knock on the door..........if the contractor is working to the terms of their contract, then nothing will happen about it.
Without knowing the technical ins and outs of Aus Post I guessed it was something along those lines.
Though when I asked the managers at the shop front if it would help if I built a massive big box on the fence (which I was more then happy to do) they didn’t really give me much feedback.
If there is the sorts of contracts that you mention I would have thought the managers at the shop would know about it and might have agreed (or disagreed) with my offer of a parcel delivery box.

But now that I’m armed with this little bit of operational detail I recon I’m going to build the box and put a “large parcel delivery” sign on it and see what happens.
Thanks... :)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on June 13, 2019, 04:50:02 PM
Dirty $#@&in GRUBS ..
 At work and see this car wagon hatch thing pull in beside my Hilux, Bloke and sheila in their 50's drags a mutt out of the back / disappears off to the vets a few doors down / returns with the dog and drives away  .. I leave work a few minutes later and walk past the side of the truck to be greeted with a big Slag dripping down the side of the rear door ..
The #@$# Grott had hawked up a big Slag and spit all over the side of my truck .
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on June 13, 2019, 05:32:49 PM
Same here, our bloke will make sure the parcel is left in a safe, dry place, even going thru the back gate to ensure this happens. He even rang us one day to tell us the daughters dog had escaped and he had got the dog in the van and dropped her with our neighbour.
Not too many would bother to do that.
Me too. Our current one checked to make sure if where he was leaving them in the carport was okay, and if "signature required" actually needs a signature (default for a lot of online.). He always checks to see what it is and makes us collect important ones from the post office. Even rides up the driveway hand me envelopes and say hi, if he sees me.

Some past deliveries would be dumped anywhere and luckily I haven't run over some.
One through it over the side fence and I couldn't find it. Made a complaint with Auspost who were helpful, until I told them I found it. Then it was all fixed no problems any more.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on June 13, 2019, 05:36:12 PM
Our posty is a total dipsh*t. On average of once every couple of weeks we get the neighbours mail in our letter box. It's even just the ones next door, but sometimes from about 4 houses up.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on June 13, 2019, 06:13:37 PM
Hearing on the radio today that global oil prices are dropping to a 6 month low and Brisbane is at the lo w end of the fuel cycle and fuel will be cheaper in the future,  then seeing fuel prices jump 40 cents per litre...what a friggen joke....so glad i only paid $1.19 to fill up this arvo...thieving so and so's
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on June 13, 2019, 06:30:13 PM
Bloody Optus cable internet down again, less than a month since the technician was last here. Time to take my broadband and 4 mobiles to another provider.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 13, 2019, 08:01:32 PM
Quote from: Rumpig
Hearing on the radio today that global oil prices are dropping to a 6 month low and Brisbane is at the lo w end of the fuel cycle and fuel will be cheaper in the future,  then seeing fuel prices jump 40 cents per litre...

Come on, its part of the "cycle" that only Australia has.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 13, 2019, 09:23:49 PM
Come on, its part of the "cycle" that only Australia has.

Only Australian Capital cities have - where we are, the prices are much more stable and don't change anywhere near the frequency that they do in the Capital cities and surrounding areas.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: krisandkev on June 14, 2019, 06:26:35 AM
Come on, its part of the "cycle" that only Australia has.

Yep, not Australia....  Just some cities. Which I don't have a problem with as that is where there should be more competition.  Kevin
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Spada on June 14, 2019, 08:40:31 AM
Without knowing the technical ins and outs of Aus Post I guessed it was something along those lines.
Though when I asked the managers at the shop front if it would help if I built a massive big box on the fence (which I was more then happy to do) they didn’t really give me much feedback.
If there is the sorts of contracts that you mention I would have thought the managers at the shop would know about it and might have agreed (or disagreed) with my offer of a parcel delivery box.

But now that I’m armed with this little bit of operational detail I recon I’m going to build the box and put a “large parcel delivery” sign on it and see what happens.
Thanks... :)
Having a decent sized letter box is the best thing, but it'll come down to if the parcel needs a signature on delivery. If its a big parcel that does not require a signature, then it'll go in the box, but if it's a letter that does require a signature, then the delivery contractor may not go to the door if they're a roadside contractor.

With parcel delivery, AusPost largely regards the SENDER as the customer, not the RECIEVER, as they are the ones paying Post for the service. When you buy something online and the SENDER pays for a "signature on delivery" (their way of confirming delivery), then it doesn't matter what the receiver has typed in the delivery instruction box on paypal.

People at the post office are completely independent of delivery operations (most are franchisee's), so very few have a real working knowledge of the various delivery modes. Another option, although more difficult these days, may be to try and arrange an "authority to leave" with your mail contractor This would need to be done through either the contractor or the manager of the delivery centre they work from (I think either Nambour or Cabulture for you, possibly Maroochydore?).
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 14, 2019, 04:32:03 PM
Hearing on the radio today that global oil prices are dropping to a 6 month low and Brisbane is at the lo w end of the fuel cycle and fuel will be cheaper in the future,  then seeing fuel prices jump 40 cents per litre...what a friggen joke....so glad i only paid $1.19 to fill up this arvo...thieving so and so's
this should help
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-13/oil-tankers-struck-in-suspected-attacks-in-gulf-of-oman/11208016
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bobnrob on June 20, 2019, 10:05:53 PM
Given where you live, I suspect the contractor is bein paid under what is known as a "roadside" contract (which is normal for areas outside of suburbia), as opposed to a "street mail service" contract. Basically, hell be getting paid a lower rate and is not required (under the terms of the contract) to leave the roadside. So if it wont fit in the mail box or requires a signature, then it wont be delivered. Where as a SMS contractor is required to go and knock on the door..........if the contractor is working to the terms of their contract, then nothing will happen about it.

I'm in a small rural town, I've had the parcel delivery girl see me walking along and pulled up to give me parcels, even pulled up beside me in town while waiting to turn (at an intersection) and jump out've her Van and pass me a parcel.
This new bloke does the old - can't be bothered sometimes, and sticks the card in the mail box, and NEVER smiles
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 20, 2019, 10:46:32 PM
We have a friend who runs a local sub post office - we now get parcels delivered there, as it saves her having to retrieve them from the main post office...

Our post run is a road side contractor, and they only do 3 days a week... so, if the parcel arrives on an off day, it'll sit at the post office. Much easier for friend to bring it in with them when they do the school run or come to work.

Alternatively, I used to get them delivered to me at work at Uni, but again that could add a day if they came in after the mail run.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 21, 2019, 04:22:51 AM
Out here in Woop Woop, when we get a parcel delivery, the chick pulls up in the driveway and toots the horn.

I just walk out, grab it and all is good in the world. She's always happy, very easy to deal with.

The guy who does the run a few klm's over however, drives down the wrong side of the road, dives and darts and is all over the place like a mad woman's Shit.

He reminds me of the postie guy in one of them Chevy Chase movies.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on June 21, 2019, 07:50:35 AM
Brisbane transport is warning of disruption to bus services due to an anti Adani protest planned for the CBD late this afternoon. Aargh....


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on June 21, 2019, 08:29:35 AM
Glue themselves to the roads again cool ...Call in the front end loaders /  scoop them up to be dumped into a skip bin and ship them off to the blood n bone fertilizer  factory .
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on June 21, 2019, 08:39:11 AM
Now, just a minute there Edz, now you've gone too far!






















Would you really want to spread them on your vege garden ??? >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 21, 2019, 11:41:02 AM
Quote from: edz
Glue themselves to the roads again cool ...Call in the front end loaders /  scoop them up to be dumped into a skip bin and ship them off to the blood n bone fertilizer  factory .

I'd say just say turn the traffic lights back on and when it goes green... they'll move or get what they deserve
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: OldPaj on June 21, 2019, 08:18:23 PM
Out here in Woop Woop, when we get a parcel delivery, the chick pulls up in the driveway and toots the horn.

I just walk out, grab it and all is good in the world. She's always happy, very easy to deal with.

The guy who does the run a few klm's over however, drives down the wrong side of the road, dives and darts and is all over the place like a mad woman's Shit.

He reminds me of the postie guy in one of them Chevy Chase movies.

As the crow flies we are about 1.5Km from the post office, we don't get deliveries as we are 5.1km from the PO by road. As such we have a PO Box in town physically at the PO of course. We check the PO Box twice per week and probably every third check we have mail for other persons in our PO Box (noting not necessarily other PO Boxes, just plain addressed also, but mostly PO Boxes). Now this is not the other PO Boxes left/right/upper/lower these are for all over the shop.

If we notice before we leave we pop it back into the letter box in front of the PO, but often the Mrs just grabs it and brings it home so, next time, its popped in the post box.
Just one of the PITA!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 22, 2019, 05:21:07 AM
We have a Post Office Box @ the Coominya post office.
They shoot me an email by 9am if we have mail so I can go  get it.


With the protestors gluing themselves to the road, I say, pop a barrier around them, then inform them the folks to "unglue them" will be here soon.

Last night was pretty cold and this morning, a tad colder.

Just wait until all 7 have Shit and pissed themselves and are screaming hungry, then unglue them and send them on their way.

Of course, whoever stands guard, should be dressed very warmly, have some food and hot coffee.

Plonk a nice hot coffee down in front of 'em..... be pretty funny i reckon.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on June 22, 2019, 07:01:18 AM
Hit them up with traffic offences and take their licence off them....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on June 22, 2019, 07:33:58 AM
Truncheon some sense into them.....

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: duggie on June 22, 2019, 07:36:15 AM
Truncheon some sense into them.....

 :cup:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on June 22, 2019, 07:51:24 AM
We have a Post Office Box @ the Coominya post office.
They shoot me an email by 9am if we have mail so I can go  get it.


With the protestors gluing themselves to the road, I say, pop a barrier around them, then inform them the folks to "unglue them" will be here soon.

Last night was pretty cold and this morning, a tad colder.

Just wait until all 7 have Shit and pissed themselves and are screaming hungry, then unglue them and send them on their way.

Of course, whoever stands guard, should be dressed very warmly, have some food and hot coffee.

Plonk a nice hot coffee down in front of 'em..... be pretty funny i reckon.
I think it unfair to stand by these people glued to the road eating and drinking, for the welfare of these protestors they need to give them something to eat and drink...........................having it laced with laxatives  >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on June 22, 2019, 08:12:28 AM
We have a Post Office Box @ the Coominya post office.
They shoot me an email by 9am if we have mail so I can go  get it.


With the protestors gluing themselves to the road, I say, pop a barrier around them, then inform them the folks to "unglue them" will be here soon.

Last night was pretty cold and this morning, a tad colder.

Just wait until all 7 have Shit and pissed themselves and are screaming hungry, then unglue them and send them on their way.

Of course, whoever stands guard, should be dressed very warmly, have some food and hot coffee.

Plonk a nice hot coffee down in front of 'em..... be pretty funny i reckon.

A few years ago when we were going through an expansion phase we had a number of protestor events where they would access our work sites and tie themselves off to machines (ie: onto cranes, under working dozer blades, onto excavators etc etc). We actually asked the regulator what would be the outcome if we left them there in the sun or cold and they injured themselves (think dehydration, heat / cold stress etc) what would be the repercussions on us. Basically told that we were responsible for all people on our sites including visitors even if they were there illegally.

I am thinking that this situation would be the same and the council would have to do whatever it could to ensure that they don't hurt themselves.

The one interesting thing that we quickly noted was that it was never one of the organisers (activist group personnel) rather they would recruit cannon fodder and are hoping for something to go wrong so that they could get further political mileage out of the big bad mining companies. Some of the things they were doing had absolutely no regard for their own safety ie: hanging off the side of a feed bin (ropes over a metal edge), jump in front of a working dozer and chain themselves onto it (including under blades - no knowledge of blade creep), underneath trucks, up in trees and the list goes on and on. The more elaborate they got the higher level of response that was required by the authorities included police rescue and at one time we even had police rapid response teams stationed in the area. Too bad if we had people in the state that needed rescuing or hostage situations somewhere as all of their teams were hanging around north west NSW.

Best thing we ever did was engage our own security personnel (not your usual access control guys) who had dogs. The greenies didn't like the dogs - go figure  ;D 
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on June 22, 2019, 11:11:30 AM
With the protestors gluing themselves to the road, I say, pop a barrier around them, then inform them the folks to "unglue them" will be here soon.

Last night was pretty cold and this morning, a tad colder.

Just wait until all 7 have Shit and pissed themselves and are screaming hungry, then unglue them and send them on their way.

Of course, whoever stands guard, should be dressed very warmly, have some food and hot coffee.

Plonk a nice hot coffee down in front of 'em..... be pretty funny i reckon.

Nah, Jeepers, not fair to leave them lying there thirsty, especially on a cold night.































Every hour or so, should give 'em all a drink with a fire hose! >:D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on June 22, 2019, 01:41:40 PM
Truncheon some sense into them.....
Unfortunately, this won’t work... all the sense just leaks out again.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on June 22, 2019, 02:57:50 PM
Unfortunately, this won’t work... all the sense just leaks out again.

Gotta be worth a try, though.....maybe a couple of goes might do it??
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on June 23, 2019, 08:34:43 AM
Many years ago a protester chained themselves to the railing of the bank where I worked as they were being evicted from their business... TV cameras arrived etc etc but he was left there. At 10 o'clock a couple of blokes from the pub opposite lobbed over with a schooner & words of support, 1/2 hour later another schooey & more "good onya mate".... all feel apart when the call of nature took over!!!! piss funny.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on June 25, 2019, 07:21:54 PM
Just watched an interview pre the World Cup match toight, with the Pommie skipper [an Irishman], who said it was OK to boo Warner and Smith.
Then they interview the fast bowler [a West Indian] and their best player [a Kiwi] plus 2 c%$@*s who were born in Sth Africa.
All those people in England and they can't find 11 to play cricket???
Now Monty  Panasaar has released his pre Ashes book where he admits the used lollies and sunscreen to dolly up
the ball for Anderson.
Why didn't the media bring that up!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bellony on June 25, 2019, 11:53:11 PM
Why didn't the media bring that up!!!
My guess is that all the teams push the rules a little but do it with a bit of stealth, only one team was dumb enough to pull out a bright yellow piece of 80 grit.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on June 26, 2019, 10:19:04 AM
the server here being slow, non responsive and teh old database unavailable error we havent had for a while :(
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on June 26, 2019, 10:24:41 AM
the server here being slow, non responsive and teh old database unavailable error we havent had for a while :(
I was wondering why the photos on an old build thread I was just reading stopped loading. :(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on June 29, 2019, 08:36:02 AM
@#*&%$#@ Stupid E - learning courses that my work mob makes us do " In our own time " .. HR dept Sheila  sends out the nice highlighted  links for the course with the usual blurb about " If you dont do the course your employment can be terminated " ..
Well it would be great if the @*&^#$@*&   ID / Passwords  you always use to log in with would be accepted, So you could actualy do the Friggen course "  Ya Wankers " ..
OHH Wait theres another Email saying to use your Staff ID # and a default Password :::: Surprise surprise surprise Gomer Pile it doesnt work either ..
Use the HR Help line contact ........    OHHH thats right its Saturday  The $#@**&^%$# HR Sheila doesn't work Saturdays ....
And they wonder why you get the Shites ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on June 29, 2019, 08:59:03 AM
@#*&%$#@ Stupid E - learning courses that my work mob makes us do " In our own time " .. HR dept Sheila  sends out the nice highlighted  links for the course with the usual blurb about " If you dont do the course your employment can be terminated " ..
Well it would be great if the @*&^#$@*&   ID / Passwords  you always use to log in with would be accepted, So you could actualy do the Friggen course "  Ya Wankers " ..
OHH Wait theres another Email saying to use your Staff ID # and a default Password :::: Surprise surprise surprise Gomer Pile it doesnt work either ..
Use the HR Help line contact ........    OHHH thats right its Saturday  The $#@**&^%$# HR Sheila doesn't work Saturdays ....
And they wonder why you get the Shites ..


Mob I worked for had us do e-learns heaps of times..  Only in work time...If your doing it outside of work hours your entitled to overtime /time in lieu.  ...The bullShit about termination is just that...bullShit.  Tell em your happy to do the course...just set aside 30mins/1 hour and I,ll do it straight away.  Salaried employees may be a different matter, depending on contract.   It,s widely known that many Australians are treated as fools and do too much overpaid overtime for the companies profit.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: chester ver2.0 on July 01, 2019, 09:23:18 AM
When you go for a nice country drive and a nice lunch at a vineyard
Low on fuel so fill up at a decent looking country servo

Damm fuel filter light on all the way to work the next day grrrrr
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 04, 2019, 12:50:36 PM
and you think AU judges are out of touch

https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/teen-accused-of-rape-deserves-leniency-because-he-s-from-good-family-us-judge-says-20190704-p523xi.html#comments
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on July 06, 2019, 01:38:51 PM
Just received my latest rates notice. Apparently my land value has gone up by 10% in 1 year and therefore so has the major component of my rates. I call BS. Brisbane houses prices haven’t dropped like other states but they haven’t gone up either.

Has anyone has any luck challenging the Valuer General’s land value assessment?


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 06, 2019, 10:07:55 PM
Good Luck with that Rockrat, your gunna need it.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on July 07, 2019, 01:52:57 PM
Just received my latest rates notice. Apparently my land value has gone up by 10% in 1 year and therefore so has the major component of my rates. I call BS. Brisbane houses prices haven’t dropped like other states but they haven’t gone up either.

Has anyone has any luck challenging the Valuer General’s land value assessment?


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Usually the Valuer General's assessments are done every 3 years....
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on July 07, 2019, 02:41:52 PM
That could explain it, will need to check.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: KeithB on July 07, 2019, 03:43:14 PM
Has anyone has any luck challenging the Valuer General’s land value assessment?

I did some years ago with Sydney City Council that valued the land at more that I had paid for it and the four bedroom house and a little factory on it five years earlier.  It was behind a very busy pub. I quoted other valuations chapter and verse and they listened very patiently and courteously before they told me to get lost.

Good luck with any challenge.

Keith
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 08, 2019, 04:34:58 AM
Getting some mowing done yesterday.

Just sitting on vitamin C truddling along on a nice, almost dead level section of yard, when friggin bang.... mower stops dead in its tracks.
The bonnet flew forward, the back of the mower jumped over slightly, so it had got the rear wheels off the ground briefly. (it does about 8 or 9kph)

I had a sore shoulder already, so this didn't help the cause one bit.

I backed the mower up maybe a metre and had a look.
The front of the deck was down a tad.

The only thing I can see, is the brackets each side of the roller must dug in.

Over to the shed, re-adjust all the deck and test it heading back to where I was up to.... perfect.

And away we go.... friggin thing has done it again..., really doing a number on my shoulder this time.

OK, if it ain't the mower, it has to the grass....

The grass is, maybe and inch or so high and a bit sparse, due to the friggin dry.... and there she is.

Its that dry here, the top of a broken off star picket has managed to appear.
I've mowed this area heaps of times, never been an issue.... until yesterday.

Went and got the sledge and beat the f**k out of the picket so its nice and deep in the ground.
Numerous swear words graced the area as I solved the problem.

When I was done, j heard a voice and I glanced over the new house next door, about 100 metres away, to see the folks moving in, all stopped and looking in my direction.

I doubt we'll see much of them coming over to say hello.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: austastar on July 08, 2019, 09:55:31 AM
Hi,
    Pesky pickets!
On a recent club trip, two of the vehicles found one in the grass where we turned off the road to the camp.
As it was a survey marker it couldn't be touched, so a few rocks were strategically placed.
Cheers

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2019, 04:51:48 PM
Why everything needs a password these days with mass complexity and you save them to your PC as you'll never remember them in 3 years time when you need it...

Then you rebuild your PC... and have no ****in idea of most of the 110,000 passwords for every****inthing

Dont get me started on those 'we need to make sure your not a bot, click all the pictures with a ****in car in it' things.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on July 12, 2019, 05:39:21 PM
All I can say is thank god for things like Apple Keychain and 1Password, makes it a bit easier to find your passwords when you need them.
Of course there is always a chance they can be hacked I suppose but two factor authentication helps with minimising that.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 13, 2019, 04:08:02 AM
Piss easy to remember ya password.

Just use a parent's middle name and add a 1 to the end of it.

No need to thank me, just send money.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on July 13, 2019, 08:11:33 AM
I find phrases are easier to remember, especially when you link them to the thing that the password is for.

Like adding a number to “Ihateapple”
Or insert the name of your head of IT depart to “isAprick!” with a number on the end. ;)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 13, 2019, 11:43:33 AM
Piss easy to remember ya password.

Just use a parent's middle name and add a 1 to the end of it.

No need to thank me, just send money.

I would, but it seems one of my passwords got hacked, and now all my bank accounts have been cleaned out doh! LOL
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: #jonesy on July 13, 2019, 03:38:25 PM
Driving back from Mansfield yesterday on a wet day. Apart from getting stuck behind the usual caravan who doesn't know what speed he wants to do.  In the 2 hour trip had 3 oncoming who couldn't stay on their side of the road, drifting over the centre line.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 21, 2019, 05:10:57 AM
Geez, the things journo's print in the paper.

Copy and paste from the Brisbane times.

""The container ship was coming down Cornwall Street and went around the corner too fast on Ipswich Road and rolled onto its side," he said.""
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on July 21, 2019, 10:26:08 AM
Geez, the things journo's print in the paper.

Copy and paste from the Brisbane times.

""The container ship was coming down Cornwall Street and went around the corner too fast on Ipswich Road and rolled onto its side," he said.""

Well, doh, of course it would have rolled onto it's side!





There's no water there to hold it upright, is there! ::) >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 21, 2019, 02:41:25 PM
Geez, the things journo's print in the paper.
or headlines..
my goodness/ (https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/07/big-penis-comes-with-a-hidden-surprise/)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 23, 2019, 05:43:46 PM
Are these arsehats serious? Million bux for a Shit show like that?? what ****in planet am I on? and they want 40% more ??? I guess old George has a few bills to pay eh...

Quote
Network 10 has pulled the plug on MasterChef judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.

The trio - each on salaries well in excess of $1 million - walked after 10 refused to up their pay by more than 40 per cent, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald understand.

https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/ten-pulls-plug-on-masterchef-judges-over-pay-dispute-20190723-p52a0j.html
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Kangaron on July 23, 2019, 06:15:51 PM
Might be for the better, replace it with something entertaining

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on July 24, 2019, 06:49:52 AM
Might be for the better, replace it with something entertaining

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Like re-runs of F Troop!!!!!
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: swaggie1 on July 24, 2019, 07:36:49 AM
Like re-runs of F Troop!!!!!
"Who says I'm dumb, Sarge?"

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on July 24, 2019, 08:03:44 AM
Loved F-Troop .. Yep bring it back ...    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpNX2PMVGqc   ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 24, 2019, 08:45:34 AM
Might be for the better, replace it with something entertaining
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFw8tNkiSIE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFw8tNkiSIE)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on July 24, 2019, 11:19:07 AM
Hearing / seeing these " charity " mobs run adds for Australian kids in need " Support this support that " like you see World Vision etc do for Third World countries ..
Shits me off no end that weve got Government Wasting / sending Squillions $$$  overseas ..  >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 24, 2019, 11:27:21 AM
Got another knockback to compete in the Australian Ninja Comp..... bastards.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on July 24, 2019, 07:28:31 PM
Got another knockback to compete in the Australian Ninja Comp..... bastards.
I reckon I can do at least as well as the worst of them. How hard is it to fall off the first obstacle straight into the drink


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: raider on July 25, 2019, 10:04:50 AM
Got another knockback to compete in the Australian Ninja Comp..... bastards.
Just do what this bloke did. Don't forget the headband  ;D Actually, isn't this you Jeepers ?   https://youtu.be/SW_ZIQjc-Ls
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on July 25, 2019, 06:32:26 PM
Adelaides Mitcham city council has cancelled their Carols by Candlelight this year as its too religious, are they f.....ing kidding, pandering to the politically correct numptys again. I'm not religious, don't give a crap about it but the Carols are a bloody tradition.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on July 25, 2019, 06:45:51 PM
Adelaides Mitcham city council has cancelled their Carols by Candlelight this year as its too religious, are they f.....ing kidding, pandering to the politically correct numptys again. I'm not religious, don't give a crap about it but the Carols are a bloody tradition.

Hey Pottsy, didn't you get the email????


The worlds gone mad!!!

FFS really? What about the rights of people who enjoy carols? (I'm not one by the way!) but fair go. Why can't everyone just stop trying to find a friggin platform to scream from and just get on with life?
Seriously are people that bored with life they have to find Shit like this to do?
Get some real problems you spanks!

Mate, I can understand your frustration.
I do however have a solution.
Take 2 camping trips a month, with freshly pressed, crushed and fermented grapejuice and or fermented wheat, hops and barley.
This remedy will only work if you combine it with some hardwood combustion and light grilling of fresh meat. Add pepper sauce for flavouring, but this is optional.
Should your symptoms persist, try doubling the dosage.

It really does work.  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 25, 2019, 07:26:55 PM
Adelaides Mitcham city council has cancelled their Carols by Candlelight this year as its too religious, are they f.....ing kidding, pandering to the politically correct numptys again. I'm not religious, don't give a crap about it but the Carols are a bloody tradition.
What about the people who are offended that they are cancelled?

This country is beyond ****ed.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: jclures on July 25, 2019, 08:17:36 PM
Just do what this bloke did. Don't forget the headband  ;D Actually, isn't this you Jeepers ?   https://youtu.be/SW_ZIQjc-Ls

Jeepers has gone very quiet. ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on July 25, 2019, 08:35:01 PM
Adelaides Mitcham city council has cancelled their Carols by Candlelight this year as its too religious, are they f.....ing kidding, pandering to the politically correct numptys again. I'm not religious, don't give a crap about it but the Carols are a bloody tradition.
wouldn’t surprise me if the real reason wasn’t a cost cutting exercise, but use that as the excuse for doing so.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on July 25, 2019, 08:51:57 PM
Hey Pottsy, didn't you get the email????


The worlds gone mad!!!

FFS really? What about the rights of people who enjoy carols? (I'm not one by the way!) but fair go. Why can't everyone just stop trying to find a friggin platform to scream from and just get on with life?
Seriously are people that bored with life they have to find Shit like this to do?
Get some real problems you spanks!

Mate, I can understand your frustration.
I do however have a solution.
Take 2 camping trips a month, with freshly pressed, crushed and fermented grapejuice and or fermented wheat, hops and barley.
This remedy will only work if you combine it with some hardwood combustion and light grilling of fresh meat. Add pepper sauce for flavouring, but this is optional.
Should your symptoms persist, try doubling the dosage.

It really does work.  ;D

Yep I'd have to agree but just to rub a bit more stupidity into the decision the council thinks they might give a grant to a church who may wish to hold their own event.
The council thought their event wasn't inclusive enough, wtf, you either go and enjoy the event or stay home.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on July 25, 2019, 09:49:48 PM
Yep I'd have to agree but just to rub a bit more stupidity into the decision the council thinks they might give a grant to a church who may wish to hold their own event.
The council thought their event wasn't inclusive enough, wtf, you either go and enjoy the event or stay home.

Especially if your name is Carol.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 26, 2019, 07:29:48 AM
Jeepers has gone very quiet. ;D

Too friggin skinny for me.... but thanks for caring fella's.....

Pack of turds... oooppps, did I say that last bit out loud?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 26, 2019, 08:00:39 PM
Seariously,
This generation tell us we need to look after the planet.
You've seen the protesting school kids, shouting, demanding goverments/councils change their ways.
Yep, I can dig that, I recycle, I don't waste  resources unnecessary. I try to buy goods from producers/manufactures that try to help, not always possible tho.
Yet teenagers will spent 20 bloody minutes in the shower, leave lights on, throw rubbish in the wrong bin and want the lastest Iphone, just because.
For God's sake, don't mention it to them
But hey,
I'm the grumpy generation.
You idoits, you live in the best time of human evolution and yet you have no idea and don't want to know.
You reap what you sow.


Rant over,
I need to camp more.
'Cheers'


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on July 26, 2019, 08:39:57 PM
Seariously,
This generation tell us we need to look after the planet.
You've seen the protesting school kids, shouting, demanding goverments/councils change their ways.
Yep, I can dig that, I recycle, I don't waste  resources unnecessary. I try to buy goods from producers/manufactures that try to help, not always possible tho.
Yet teenagers will spent 20 bloody minutes in the shower, leave lights on, throw rubbish in the wrong bin and want the lastest Iphone, just because.
For God's sake, don't mention it to them
But hey,
I'm the grumpy generation.
You idoits, you live in the best time of human evolution and yet you have no idea and don't want to know.
You reap what you sow.


Rant over,
I need to camp more.
'Cheers'


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hear hear 

Some people should leave home and experience life while they still know everything
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 26, 2019, 09:06:44 PM
hear hear 

Some people should leave home and experience life while they still know everything
That's the truth,.they know everything.
Cheers mate.
Need a catch up around a fire.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on July 27, 2019, 12:33:17 AM
My Waeco cfx50 Shit itself just before leaving to go to the big red bash... Plugged it into 240v today, and set it to 4 degrees, and bugger me, it went from 32 to 46 degrees inside after 2 hours, so I guess it's shagged...

What do folks think of the ARB Classic 60L or MyCoolman 60L as a replacement?

Not getting another Waeco, and not a fan of Engels either...

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 27, 2019, 03:56:33 AM
Seariously,
This generation tell us we need to look after the planet.
You've seen the protesting school kids, shouting, demanding goverments/councils change their ways.
Yep, I can dig that, I recycle, I don't waste  resources unnecessary. I try to buy goods from producers/manufactures that try to help, not always possible tho.
Yet teenagers will spent 20 bloody minutes in the shower, leave lights on, throw rubbish in the wrong bin and want the lastest Iphone, just because.
For God's sake, don't mention it to them
But hey,
I'm the grumpy generation.
You idoits, you live in the best time of human evolution and yet you have no idea and don't want to know.
You reap what you sow.


Rant over,
I need to camp more.
'Cheers'


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And throw all their KFC or Macca's wrappers and bags and Shit straight out the window of the car.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 27, 2019, 03:57:31 AM
My Waeco cfx50 Shit itself just before leaving to go to the big red bash... Plugged it into 240v today, and set it to 4 degrees, and bugger me, it went from 32 to 46 degrees inside after 2 hours, so I guess it's shagged...

What do folks think of the ARB Classic 60L or MyCoolman 60L as a replacement?

Not getting another Waeco, and not a fan of Engels either...

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Just use it then to keep stuff warm on a trip.....  ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on July 27, 2019, 09:10:24 AM
Just use it then to keep stuff warm on a trip.....  ;D
Definitely a lot bigger than our Travel Buddy... Full size oven almost!!!

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 28, 2019, 06:52:53 PM
What fark tards do this?
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-28/gundagai-dog-on-tuckerbox-vandalised/11354422
Sheeesh.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: gronk on July 28, 2019, 08:47:40 PM
My Waeco cfx50 Shit itself just before leaving to go to the big red bash... Plugged it into 240v today, and set it to 4 degrees, and bugger me, it went from 32 to 46 degrees inside after 2 hours, so I guess it's shagged...

What do folks think of the ARB Classic 60L or MyCoolman 60L as a replacement?

Not getting another Waeco, and not a fan of Engels either...

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Both have 3 yr warranty, both made in China, both fairly similar to their original donor...Waeco.
If I had deep enough pockets, I would buy a Trailblazer or National Luna.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2019, 11:22:57 AM
Quote from: DrewXT
My Waeco cfx50 Shit itself just before leaving to go to the big red bash... Plugged it into 240v today, and set it to 4 degrees, and bugger me, it went from 32 to 46 degrees inside after 2 hours, so I guess it's shagged...


got a quote on a repair first?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2019, 11:26:25 AM
What fark tards do this?
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-28/gundagai-dog-on-tuckerbox-vandalised/11354422
Sheeesh.

apparently this is them.. you can see him in background....
Looks like some wank tryin to impress his bushpig beastfriend.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on July 29, 2019, 07:15:29 PM
https://www.9news.com.au/national/dog-on-the-tuckerbox-man-charged-nsw-statue/2522a66c-4953-4fa6-802c-f37bedde7136
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: jmorgan1981 on July 31, 2019, 10:56:43 AM
My Waeco cfx50 Shit itself just before leaving to go to the big red bash... Plugged it into 240v today, and set it to 4 degrees, and bugger me, it went from 32 to 46 degrees inside after 2 hours, so I guess it's shagged...

What do folks think of the ARB Classic 60L or MyCoolman 60L as a replacement?

Not getting another Waeco, and not a fan of Engels either...

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Bushman
https://bushman.com.au/product/bushman-sc35-52/
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 31, 2019, 05:08:55 PM
Jesus,
Life can be a bitch.
Things were looking great, kids doing well, my best mate(Fysh) enjoying life,
Our best mate Toby, has had a few lumps.
Off to the vet, he has lymphoma,
He's got 6 weeks tops.
Fark.



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: MDS69 on July 31, 2019, 05:13:54 PM
Jesus,
Life can be a bitch.
Things were looking great, kids doing well, my best mate(Fysh) enjoying life,
Our best mate Toby, has had a few lumps.
Off the the vet, he has lymphoma,
He's got 6 weeks tops.
Fark.


That’s Shit. Sorry to hear that. Dogs can really grab you.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 31, 2019, 05:27:26 PM

Thanks mate,
Fysh has been doing agility with Toby,
He has passed everything he has entered.
Yep, they are family.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 31, 2019, 06:10:25 PM
Yep, a really hard one.
Hairs, I hope you get through this.
Pets really dig their way into your life, just like your kids.
I'm sure all of My Swag wish you well, and you can get past this.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on July 31, 2019, 06:24:52 PM
No good Jon, they might be dogs, but they are sometimes better then family. 

Our dog took out the bride last month, feet straight out from under her, tore the AC and looking like more damage in the right shoulder, but you would never be without them. 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 31, 2019, 06:26:59 PM
Yep, a really hard one.
Hairs, I hope you get through this.
Pets really dig their way into your life, just like your kids.
I'm sure all of My Swag wish you well, and you can get past this.
Hmmm,
We had a pair of Ridgebacks before we had kids. Fysh showed them, they gave us a 11 puppies.
Broke our hearts to sell each one.
Our pets have always been apart of our family.
Toby & Bengi are our 4th & 5th children now.
Swaggers that have camped with us, Will know that these guys are part of us.

We are shattered,
Thank you everyone for the messages, your thoughts are awesome.
Cheers.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 31, 2019, 06:28:08 PM
No good Jon, they might be dogs, but they are sometimes better then family. 

Our dog took out the bride last month, feet straight out from under her, tore the AC and looking like more damage in the right shoulder, but you would never be without them.
You wouldn't be without them.
Thanks Al.
Cheers

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on July 31, 2019, 06:31:25 PM
Sorry to hear Hairs, sad news,it is always upsetting to lose a family pet, they really are our best mates.
All you can do is make him as comfortable and pain free as possible. My old bully went the same way and I decided to put her down, one of the hardest things I have ever done but it was time.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on July 31, 2019, 06:59:04 PM
Sorry to hear Hairs, sad news,it is always upsetting to lose a family pet, they really are our best mates.
All you can do is make him as comfortable and pain free as possible. My old bully went the same way and I decided to put her down, one of the hardest things I have ever done but it was time.
Yep,
That is what we are contemplating atm.
Atm, he is as happy as a puppy.
We'll do the right thing for him.
Thanks for your kind words mate.
Cheers.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on July 31, 2019, 07:17:53 PM
Jesus,
Life can be a bitch.
Things were looking great, kids doing well, my best mate(Fysh) enjoying life,
Our best mate Toby, has had a few lumps.
Off the the vet, he has lymphoma,
He's got 6 weeks tops.
Fark.
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 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: nab on July 31, 2019, 09:12:51 PM
We had to put our rotty down a few years ago. She was one of those dogs that was the “best dog in the world”, fine with kids, great guard dog/protector, just the perfect dog. I’m not much of a crier but that day I cried more than the missus and kids. Getting emotional just typing this now haha!! We only had the morning to make the decision and it was bloody hard but you gotta do what’s best for them.

Hope the next few weeks you give Toby a few extra treats!!!!
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: plusnq on August 01, 2019, 04:46:32 AM
Sorry to hear that Hairs. We had to put our old boy down just after Easter. It’s always hard to lose a member of your family.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: HEM19X on August 01, 2019, 09:53:26 AM
Sad news Jon, all the best.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on August 01, 2019, 10:01:25 AM
Sorry to hear the news Jon :'(

They're always with us for such a short time, then take part of our hearts with them :'(
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2019, 10:20:14 AM
Thanks everyone,
It means alot.
It was a long night, talking, giving him cuddles.
It's going to be a rough few weeks, the anger has gone and we will make everyday a moment to remember & cherish.





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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 01, 2019, 11:01:36 AM
its a bugger Hairs...

went through similar earler this yr with our best friend, had to have tail amputated due to tumor.. had to sit down and figure out what was best for him - were we keeping him alive for us or was it him..
Luckily hes been happy since... but the 2000 vet bill fawkin hurt.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Aussie Iron on August 01, 2019, 04:53:40 PM
Went through having to put our dog down 6 months ago. Certainly not nice. His name was Bo and he was a Blue Healer cross and had a good life to the ripe old age of 11 years. But age wasn't what his problem was, he suffered from abdominal cancer for nearly 3 years. Yes vet bills were a killer. He worked on our farm from the age of 8 weeks working cattle at least every other day. The last few months was the worst as he still wanted to get out of our UTV and do his job but after a couple of minutes he realized he couldn't do it.

RIP  " Bo " working dog.  I hope the cattle up in heaven are fast because he will be rounding them up.

Just another observation on all this. Our fuel bill for our UTV was $25.00 a fortnight - It is now $75.

Dan.
Ps. The tears are clouding seeing the keyboard.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2019, 06:03:47 PM
its a bugger Hairs...

went through similar earler this yr with our best friend, had to have tail amputated due to tumor.. had to sit down and figure out what was best for him - were we keeping him alive for us or was it him..
Luckily hes been happy since... but the 2000 vet bill fawkin hurt.
Hmmm,
Decisions,
Bloody vet offered, wait for it.
'We can give him treatment, chemo, drugs thst will help, he may live another 6 months'
WTF, bloody drug companies.
This is the same for people, drug companies are legalised extortion.



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2019, 06:11:17 PM
Went through having to put our dog down 6 months ago. Certainly not nice. His name was Bo and he was a Blue Healer cross and had a good life to the ripe old age of 11 years. But age wasn't what his problem was, he suffered from abdominal cancer for nearly 3 years. Yes vet bills were a killer. He worked on our farm from the age of 8 weeks working cattle at least every other day. The last few months was the worst as he still wanted to get out of our UTV and do his job but after a couple of minutes he realized he couldn't do it.

RIP  " Bo " working dog.  I hope the cattle up in heaven are fast because he will be rounding them up.

Just another observation on all this. Our fuel bill for our UTV was $25.00 a fortnight - It is now $75.

Dan.
Ps. The tears are clouding seeing the keyboard.
Mate,
Thanks for sharing, it's hard when they are your family.
From the time he'Toby' joined us, he came camping, many Swaggers have spent time with him, Bless him, he is only 5 &1/2?
He's curled up on the lounge atm.
Fire has been sparked up.
Cheers.
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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 01, 2019, 07:10:40 PM
Hmmm,
Decisions,
Bloody vet offered, wait for it.
'We can give him treatment, chemo, drugs thst will help, he may live another 6 months'
WTF, bloody drug companies.
This is the same for people, drug companies are legalised extortion.
what they didnt recommend the dog psychologist and therapy too?

agree with the extortion. but i reckon the cure has been discovered somewhere but its not a good financial gig for the companies.. otherwise the trillion billions they have invested in research wasnt aimed in teh right direction
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 01, 2019, 07:12:29 PM
what they didnt recommend the dog psychologist and therapy too?

agree with the extortion. but i reckon the cure has been discovered somewhere but its not a good financial gig for the companies.. otherwise the trillion billions they have invested in research wasnt aimed in teh right direction
Agree,
But we are all treaded as lab rats.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 03, 2019, 07:51:37 AM
Ok,
Why?
Taxes to rise on beer.
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/enough-to-make-you-weep-beer-prices-to-rise-as-aussies-slugged-for-more-tax-20190802-p52das.html.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 03, 2019, 05:41:32 PM
Yep another one,
Why is it that on any news channel of an evening there is a story about the property market?
One day it has bounced and everybody is happy, the next investors are worried.
Why is there so much focus on it.
I thought property is a long term investment.
You buy when it is cold, you sell when it is hot, if it isn't hot you wait.
Or do I have this wrong?

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Spada on August 04, 2019, 07:20:18 AM
Yep another one,
Why is it that on any news channel of an evening there is a story about the property market?
One day it has bounced and everybody is happy, the next investors are worried.
Why is there so much focus on it.
I thought property is a long term investment.
You buy when it is cold, you sell when it is hot, if it isn't hot you wait.
Or do I have this wrong?

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I recon half of what's presented as news is paid advertising  >:D, so they'll promote the opinion of the highest bidder
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Rumpig on August 04, 2019, 07:36:33 AM
I recon half of what's presented as news is paid advertising  >:D, so they'll promote the opinion of the highest bidder
or it's something a journo read on a Facebook page  before needing to submit a story...the amount of weather stories I've seen run on tv that copy a hyped up weather person's Facebook page posts is past being coincidental IMO.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 04, 2019, 07:41:53 AM
I've noticed that aswell.
The same story can vary so differently from one news channel to the next.

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on August 04, 2019, 10:33:16 AM
Why is it that on any news channel of an evening there is a story about the property market?

I asked this same question on another forum a while back & got told it's because domain.com.au is owned by Fairfax, while realestate.com.au is owned by News Corp, so their respective TV channels keep talking real estate to push potential customers to their sites!
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 04, 2019, 01:01:51 PM
I've noticed that aswell.
The same story can vary so differently from one news channel to the next.
understatement
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 04, 2019, 03:17:06 PM
I asked this same question on another forum a while back & got told it's because domain.com.au is owned by Fairfax, while realestate.com.au is owned by News Corp, so their respective TV channels keep talking real estate to push potential customers to their sites!
Yep,
That would be right.
Advertising drives everything.



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 04, 2019, 04:52:41 PM
understatement


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 09, 2019, 05:35:39 PM
Our local Council being the cluster f%$# they are with the Mayor having a casting vote to vote for a Cultural and Civic Space building to house Library, Art Gallery, Museum, Cafe, Civic area, Council Administration and Council Chambers along with other facilities at an uncosted figure of $76.5m, expected to blow out to easily $96m, to be built in the already chocked CBD.   We have the perfect location City Hill, some 12ha of untouched land sold by the Federal Government for the sole purpose of Cultural Precinct but apparently now that site is unacceptable and not fit for the purpose.  Maybe becasue it is on a hill and not on the swamp to be flood affected like the CBD.  The Project started as a dedicated building for a new Library and Art Gallery.  The site would have allowed the required current and future expansion of a Library and Art Gallery.  That plan has been so added to the multipurpose building will not offer current adequate facillties.  In fact the 'new' Council section will be smaller then the current Council building and will have more people in it.  The Museum will have sufficient area to display about 10% of it's collection.  But our Mayor keeps telling us this is what we want.  What we want is to see her go.   
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2019, 05:54:42 PM
Al,
Sounds like Coffs Council has been infected with the same brain dead/bought by big business syndrome as Clarence Valley Council caught years ago.

Hey our mob have just let the DA of a servo(Yamba) be changed so they don't have to collect surface water into a holding tank(which was a big item they had to meet for approval from the state gov/epa), now they can wash it down the storm water network.

Oh, and my rates went up $400.
I don't have kerb & gutter, I don't have a sealed rd, I don't get mail delivery because it is a dirt rd, yet my address is in residential.
And our council has applied for SRV again, 4 years in a row.
This Fit For Future thing is BS

Local Goverment in NSW has become answerable to nobody.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 09, 2019, 06:10:47 PM
Jon,

Rates is a separate issue.  We just finished a 25% rate increase over four years. 

No kerb and gutter, no sealed road, no water, no sewerage, no mail, no nothing and donate just under $2500 to Council for the privilege. 

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 09, 2019, 06:13:12 PM
That's expensive Garbage collection, Al
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2019, 06:27:23 PM
Jon,

Rates is a separate issue.  We just finished a 25% rate increase over four years. 

No kerb and gutter, no sealed road, no water, no sewerage, no mail, no nothing and donate just under $2500 to Council for the privilege.
Just saw your mayor on the idoit box.
Christ, all smiles, assuring all the ratepayers 'will not ' be out of pocket.

Problem with elected representives from all levels of governments,
They can promise the earth, come the next election and they are gone, but never held accountable.
Our previous mayor & GM have shafted us, yet they walk free, the GM was given a bonus for great service, backed by the then mayor, WTF.

At lest you guys haven't been forced to alamagamate with a basket case of a council and then have that administration run the new council into the ground.



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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 09, 2019, 06:41:16 PM
That's expensive Garbage collection, Al

 
No, no Garbage collection either
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 09, 2019, 06:43:45 PM
Jon,

yes she comes across very condescending while telling you this is what you need.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2019, 06:46:18 PM
Got that impression
:(

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on August 09, 2019, 06:59:12 PM
Al, someone, somewhere is making alot of money.
The problem with modern society is we are too comfortable and lazy as a society to get off our collective asses and do something about it, the fat cats know it, and do what ever they want.


Cheers Glen

Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 09, 2019, 07:20:24 PM
Al, someone, somewhere is making alot of money.
The problem with modern society is we are too comfortable and lazy as a society to get off our collective asses and do something about it, the fat cats know it, and do what ever they want.


Cheers Glen

Thankfully we have some Community members with memories.  Our former State Local Member is writing to powers that be requesting Administrators be put in place of our Council.  Interesting times ahead. 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2019, 09:04:57 PM
Thankfully we have some Community members with memories.  Our former State Local Member is writing to powers that be requesting Administrators be put in place of our Council.  Interesting times ahead.
We've been calling for an Administrator to be appointed for 5 old yesrs.
Falls on deaf ears.
 Almagamation has not worked.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Spada on August 10, 2019, 07:35:09 AM
We've been calling for an Administrator to be appointed for 5 old yesrs.

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I recently sat in a meeting with a senior planner and manager from our councils roads department. Our council has been under administration for about 6 months now and I asked the manager how that was effecting things. He was very cautious in his answer, but the gist of it was that decision making was now based on what would be the best outcome rather than what will gain the most votes  ;)

I got the impression that things were running a lot smoother without elected members getting in the way.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 10, 2019, 08:22:39 AM
I got the impression that things were running a lot smoother without elected members getting in the way.
We have had Administration at council meetings exclude councilors from hearing information that they then vote on.
Our Mayor is an accountant, surely he would see information that wasn't right, yet he approves/votes for it.
It's a bloody mess.
   
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on August 10, 2019, 09:06:06 AM
I got the impression that things were running a lot smoother without elected members getting in the way.

Many years back (late 70s) Gold Coast Council were sacked & replaced by an Administrator :cup: ;D

I was working there when the Admin period was declared finished, so fresh elections were held, & new Councillors returned :'(

Over the space of that one weekend, staff morale fell through the floor at the prospect of our "leaders" ::) returning :'(

Their latest brain-snap this week is thinking that people having vans, boats & trailers parked on the street outside their property are making the city look untidy & taking up too much space, so they're talking about bringing in a time limit that you can be parked on the street - 1 hour :o

Watch this space! >:(
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: jclures on August 10, 2019, 09:50:33 AM
Many years back (late 70s) Gold Coast Council were sacked & replaced by an Administrator :cup: ;D

I was working there when the Admin period was declared finished, so fresh elections were held, & new Councillors returned :'(

Over the space of that one weekend, staff morale fell through the floor at the prospect of our "leaders" ::) returning :'(

Their latest brain-snap this week is thinking that people having vans, boats & trailers parked on the street outside their property are making the city look untidy & taking up too much space, so they're talking about bringing in a time limit that you can be parked on the street - 1 hour :o

Watch this space! >:(

The way I see it is the council also owns the footpath, it will now be there problem to keep it tidy two.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 10, 2019, 09:52:23 AM
Many years back (late 70s) Gold Coast Council were sacked & replaced by an Administrator :cup: ;D

I was working there when the Admin period was declared finished, so fresh elections were held, & new Councillors returned :'(

Over the space of that one weekend, staff morale fell through the floor at the prospect of our "leaders" ::) returning :'(

Their latest brain-snap this week is thinking that people having vans, boats & trailers parked on the street outside their property are making the city look untidy & taking up too much space, so they're talking about bringing in a time limit that you can be parked on the street - 1 hour :o

Watch this space! >:(


"Creeper's Caravan and Boat Storage Facility" will be kicking off very soon.  :cup:
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2019, 12:21:52 PM
Many years back (late 70s) Gold Coast Council were sacked & replaced by an Administrator :cup: ;D

I was working there when the Admin period was declared finished, so fresh elections were held, & new Councillors returned :'(

Over the space of that one weekend, staff morale fell through the floor at the prospect of our "leaders" ::) returning :'(

Their latest brain-snap this week is thinking that people having vans, boats & trailers parked on the street outside their property are making the city look untidy & taking up too much space, so they're talking about bringing in a time limit that you can be parked on the street - 1 hour :o

Watch this space! >:(
they got the idea from
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56203.0

and
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/4763550/new-boat-trailer-rules-start/
(June 30 2017 - 2:53PM)
Boat trailers parked on streets in Sutherland Shire for more than 28 days can be impounded from July 1
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on August 10, 2019, 12:29:59 PM
they got the idea from
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56203.0

and
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/4763550/new-boat-trailer-rules-start/
(June 30 2017 - 2:53PM)
Boat trailers parked on streets in Sutherland Shire for more than 28 days can be impounded from July 1

Only under limited cases... the rules seem reasonable to me, particularly the one that says you can’t park in front of someone else’s house for more than 28 days.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Furious01 on August 10, 2019, 07:18:09 PM
We have had Administration at council meetings exclude councilors from hearing information that they then vote on.
Our Mayor is an accountant, surely he would see information that wasn't right, yet he approves/votes for it.
It's a bloody mess.
 

Your council also has financially illiterate accountants running the show.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 10, 2019, 07:50:17 PM
Your council also has financially illiterate accountants running the show.
Bloody oath.
It's incompetence at it's best.
Council sold land for an IGA development which eas the main carpark that served the CBD.
Now ratepayers have paid to have that carpark's surface hot mixed and reconfigured.
$290 000.
Explanation, ''council was planning on resurfacing it anyway'
What BS?
This Development has caused a financial lose to many businesses in our small town, yet there are some thst believe it will create jobs, it has cost jobs.

 


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on August 11, 2019, 01:23:26 PM
Their latest brain-snap this week is thinking that people having vans, boats & trailers parked on the street outside their property are making the city look untidy & taking up too much space, so they're talking about bringing in a time limit that you can be parked on the street - 1 hour :o

Watch this space! >:(

William Owen Jones (Div 2) is actually pretty good to follow if you are on FB, I am happy to say that I think he is a very good Councillor, he quite often cuts through some of the crap that gets incorrectly reported or hyped in the media and regularly responds the questions posed to him there, no matter how dumb some of them are and how happy some people are to espouse their ill-informed opinions. He has far more patience with them that I think I would in his situation. They are not all bad and I am happy I have a decent one.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: hainess on August 11, 2019, 05:05:13 PM
Seems like the entitlement in some is very strong.
Or maybe they are just effin special.

Cruising thru the road works at the Georgina river on the Plenty on Thursday.
Coming the other way, doing more like 100 than 60 were 2 4wd with trailers.
Had time to recognize a jeep and a trak trailer the other was more of a dusty blur.
Plates were white with blue letters. Small blue letters.
Now I have nothing against victorians.
They must have been late for a date in Winton.

In Tobermorey we were told they came in, raised the dust and left without stopping.

Next day in Jervois they were the main subject.

So there you go fellas. You're the talk of the Plenty.

You're effin special.

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 11, 2019, 05:54:49 PM
Seems like the entitlement in some is very strong.
Or maybe they are just effin special.

Cruising thru the road works at the Georgina river on the Plenty on Thursday.
Coming the other way, doing more like 100 than 60 were 2 4wd with trailers.
Had time to recognize a jeep and a trak trailer the other was more of a dusty blur.
Plates were white with blue letters. Small blue letters.
Now I have nothing against victorians.
They must have been late for a date in Winton.

In Tobermorey we were told they came in, raised the dust and left without stopping.

Next day in Jervois they were the main subject.

So there you go fellas. You're the talk of the Plenty.

You're effin special.

.

Coming back home along Waterfall Way today; got overtaken between Ebor and Wollomomboi by a VIC plated Holden Epicfailure. OK, we look slow (camper trailer and 4x4) but we do know the road... and therefore, I will do 100 when I can...

Got past Hillgrove turn off and got flashed by a QLD Santa Fe - did a double take, as it was identical to a mate's car... slowed down as it was windy as and there would be the potential of trees down. Over the next rise, what do we see.... yep, NSW HWP's Chrysler SRT8 with it's Christmas lights on and the aforementioned Holden... Slight smug smile as we went past at 40km/h....
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 11, 2019, 06:05:55 PM


Our local Council being the cluster f%$# they are with the Mayor having a casting vote to vote for a Cultural and Civic Space building to house Library, Art Gallery, Museum, Cafe, Civic area, Council Administration and Council Chambers along with other facilities at an uncosted figure of $76.5m, expected to blow out to easily $96m, to be built in the already chocked CBD.
This just came up in my feed.
https://www.facebook.com/143088949067135/posts/3031023336940334/
And a hand full clap.



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 12, 2019, 04:41:29 PM
Faaaarrrrrkkkkk
Woke up this morning with my sciatic nerve giving me crap Grrrrrrr. 
Been a long day, yep been doing stretches, massage, beer time.
 

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 12, 2019, 05:52:04 PM
Faaaarrrrrkkkkk
Woke up this morning with my sciatic nerve giving me crap Grrrrrrr. 
Been a long day, yep been doing stretches, massage, beer time.
 

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I feel your pain.  Did some 'work' yesterday and could feel the sij becoming inflamed and yeah felt it last night and today.  Easing down but I have to finish what I was doing yesterday before the end of the week.  Could be fun. 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 12, 2019, 06:06:29 PM
Cheers mate.
Not fun hey, bastard of a thing.
You look after yourselves.
Cheers

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 12, 2019, 06:35:01 PM
our NBN seems to be having a few issues the past couple of days.  Wednesday they are supposed to be doing something about it so hopefully it works. 

Just wish the pollies had of kept out of it all those years ago and let the Telcos do their own thing and by now we would have had something better
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on August 12, 2019, 09:23:07 PM
our NBN seems to be having a few issues the past couple of days.  Wednesday they are supposed to be doing something about it so hopefully it works. 

Just wish the pollies had of kept out of it all those years ago and let the Telcos do their own thing and by now we would have had something better
Imagine what could have been done with that money. Hospitals, dams, roads, infrastructure etc etc
People preferred they were able to download movies faster.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on August 12, 2019, 09:39:49 PM


Imagine what could have been done with that money.

Built a high speed internet.


Cheers Glen

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 12, 2019, 10:04:38 PM
Just wish the pollies had of kept out of it all those years ago and let the Telcos do their own thing and by now we would have had something better

But only in areas where they could easily make money, which would preclude most of the areas outside of the Capital Cities and the sprawl around them.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 12, 2019, 10:24:57 PM

Built a high speed internet.


Cheers Glen

Heard that 5G is supposed to out perform NBN, don't know if its true or not.  Just seems a lot of money has been wasted on NBN and will be for years to come when Telcos could be doing it.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on August 13, 2019, 05:56:10 AM
Heard that 5G is supposed to out perform NBN, don't know if its true or not.  Just seems a lot of money has been wasted on NBN and will be for years to come when Telcos could be doing it.
I think 5g being quicker is true up to a point. The problem as I understand it is bandwidth so once all the 16yo boys in your street start playing their Playstations and the 15yo girls start streaming Netflix every night it will slow down too much.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on August 13, 2019, 06:06:11 AM
Pretty disgusting figures show what a shambles education is in this country.  The rich get richer and the poor just keep getting screwed.  Why the hell do parents pay fees that could be halved if equality was used to dictate funds?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-13/rich-school-poor-school-australias-great-education-divide/11383384
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on August 13, 2019, 07:34:35 AM
Over the next rise, what do we see.... yep, NSW HWP's Chrysler SRT8 with it's Christmas lights on and the aforementioned Holden... Slight smug smile as we went past at 40km/h....
We were milliseconds away from being killed by that f...ing stupid rule on the weekend.

Driving Sydney to Wagga in the blizzard, the road was wet but not raining at the time, we were in the last vehicle in a group coming down a long descent.
Left hand lane convoy was a wagon (captiva/territory) towing a caged box trailer, 2 sedans and a B double.
Right hand lane was a cruiser, a sedan and me halfway past the B double.

At the bottom of the hill around a bend the cops had a car pulled over.
Car with box trailer slams on the anchors, 1st sedan reaction is slightly delayed, 2nd sedan can’t slow in time and darts across into the right lane behind the cruiser and just misses the sedan in front of me.
Now the first sedan in the left lane wants to dart into the right lane as well and tries to push in between me and the car in front, but there’s no room. The truckie is hard on the brakes and managing to keep it all straight, then the car with box trailer decides to brake harder and things are about to get messy. I can hear the truck locking up beside me, I move over on to the road shoulder and give the car room to move over and get out from between the truck and the box trailer.

So here we are, 3 vehicles abreast on a 2 lane road, I’m driving off the road shoulder and a semi is seconds away from taking us all out.

The truck now starts to gain fast on the box trailer tower and he must finally look in his mirrors and see what’s coming his way and gets back on the gas letting the truckie get everything straight again.

So there’s at least 10 lives put in a high risk situation just because of that stupid f....ing rule.

I will always try to slow and give as much room as safely possible to emergency vehicles parked with their lights on, but after this experience I will not be putting everyone else’s lives at risk by slamming on the brakes to meet their stupid 40km/h rule.

I can live with a fine from the cops, I couldn’t live with the knowledge that by following this dumb rule I killed a man and his 2 kids who happened to be driving beside a B double that was following behind me.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: paceman on August 13, 2019, 07:42:48 AM
But only in areas where they could easily make money, which would preclude most of the areas outside of the Capital Cities and the sprawl around them.

yep...

leaving it to telcos would have been a mistake...

at least a large majority have something better than they had... continuing issues not withstanding, of course...
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: paceman on August 13, 2019, 07:46:14 AM
Heard that 5G is supposed to out perform NBN, don't know if its true or not.  Just seems a lot of money has been wasted on NBN and will be for years to come when Telcos could be doing it.

5G can outperform our current NBN, in a vacuum... but plenty of factors affect that 5G performance in the real world...

will take a few years for the 5G infrastructure to be able to really make a dent and be a viable alternative option to NBN connections...
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 13, 2019, 08:50:31 AM
Quote from: alnjan
Heard that 5G is supposed to out perform NBN, don't know if its true or not.  Just seems a lot of money has been wasted on NBN and will be for years to come when Telcos could be doing it.
Just setup a temp office in Perth using a Netgear Nighthawk... connection 5G - speeds were to drool over...  Just hope the $50/50g mth is enough...
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: paceman on August 13, 2019, 08:53:52 AM
Just setup a temp office in Perth using a Netgear Nighthawk... connection 5G - speeds were to drool over...  Just hope the $50/50g mth is enough...

curious to know how far away from the tower you are?  and how constant are the speeds?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 13, 2019, 09:03:50 AM
We were milliseconds away from being killed by that f...ing stupid rule on the weekend.

Driving Sydney to Wagga in the blizzard, the road was wet but not raining at the time, we were in the last vehicle in a group coming down a long descent.
Left hand lane convoy was a wagon (captiva/territory) towing a caged box trailer, 2 sedans and a B double.
Right hand lane was a cruiser, a sedan and me halfway past the B double.

At the bottom of the hill around a bend the cops had a car pulled over.
Car with box trailer slams on the anchors, 1st sedan reaction is slightly delayed, 2nd sedan can’t slow in time and darts across into the right lane behind the cruiser and just misses the sedan in front of me.
Now the first sedan in the left lane wants to dart into the right lane as well and tries to push in between me and the car in front, but there’s no room. The truckie is hard on the brakes and managing to keep it all straight, then the car with box trailer decides to brake harder and things are about to get messy. I can hear the truck locking up beside me, I move over on to the road shoulder and give the car room to move over and get out from between the truck and the box trailer.

So here we are, 3 vehicles abreast on a 2 lane road, I’m driving off the road shoulder and a semi is seconds away from taking us all out.

The truck now starts to gain fast on the box trailer tower and he must finally look in his mirrors and see what’s coming his way and gets back on the gas letting the truckie get everything straight again.

So there’s at least 10 lives put in a high risk situation just because of that stupid f....ing rule.

I will always try to slow and give as much room as safely possible to emergency vehicles parked with their lights on, but after this experience I will not be putting everyone else’s lives at risk by slamming on the brakes to meet their stupid 40km/h rule.

I can live with a fine from the cops, I couldn’t live with the knowledge that by following this dumb rule I killed a man and his 2 kids who happened to be driving beside a B double that was following behind me.

It's a great idea, that is totally unwarranted
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 13, 2019, 12:06:01 PM
Quote from: paceman
curious to know how far away from the tower you are?  and how constant are the speeds?
No idea on tower, this was in a temporary office in Perth that I had to setup for 4-6 weeks while renovations are going on. I was only there 3 rushed days
If you google it - the office is near HPF Park...
Speeds were at first up and down a bit, but once I moved the nighthawk closer to the exterior of our ground floor office things evened out. Interesting my Telstra rep tried to steer me towards another device, The HTC 5G hub which was around 500 more $ and for the time frame we needed it, wasnt viable.
But for mid 300's - I was happy with this one on a $50/50g plan
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on August 13, 2019, 12:40:32 PM
We were milliseconds away from being killed by that f...ing stupid rule on the weekend.

Driving Sydney to Wagga in the blizzard, the road was wet but not raining at the time, we were in the last vehicle in a group coming down a long descent.
Left hand lane convoy was a wagon (captiva/territory) towing a caged box trailer, 2 sedans and a B double.
Right hand lane was a cruiser, a sedan and me halfway past the B double.

At the bottom of the hill around a bend the cops had a car pulled over.
Car with box trailer slams on the anchors, 1st sedan reaction is slightly delayed, 2nd sedan can’t slow in time and darts across into the right lane behind the cruiser and just misses the sedan in front of me.
Now the first sedan in the left lane wants to dart into the right lane as well and tries to push in between me and the car in front, but there’s no room. The truckie is hard on the brakes and managing to keep it all straight, then the car with box trailer decides to brake harder and things are about to get messy. I can hear the truck locking up beside me, I move over on to the road shoulder and give the car room to move over and get out from between the truck and the box trailer.

So here we are, 3 vehicles abreast on a 2 lane road, I’m driving off the road shoulder and a semi is seconds away from taking us all out.

The truck now starts to gain fast on the box trailer tower and he must finally look in his mirrors and see what’s coming his way and gets back on the gas letting the truckie get everything straight again.

So there’s at least 10 lives put in a high risk situation just because of that stupid f....ing rule.

I will always try to slow and give as much room as safely possible to emergency vehicles parked with their lights on, but after this experience I will not be putting everyone else’s lives at risk by slamming on the brakes to meet their stupid 40km/h rule.

I can live with a fine from the cops, I couldn’t live with the knowledge that by following this dumb rule I killed a man and his 2 kids who happened to be driving beside a B double that was following behind me.

Agree Pete. Try living here and having to do this potentially around every corner. I have been lucky that I have only had to slow down on straights and saw them in plenty of time. One occasion though I had a guy behind me not really paying attention and I thought he was going to get me even though I hadn't braked hard yet

Just waiting for some poor bugger or multiples actually get killed and see what happens with the rule after that.

Probably nothing and it will be the drivers fault
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: DarWen on August 13, 2019, 05:28:25 PM
Agree Pete. Try living here and having to do this potentially around every corner. I have been lucky that I have only had to slow down on straights and saw them in plenty of time. One occasion though I had a guy behind me not really paying attention and I thought he was going to get me even though I hadn't braked hard yet

Just waiting for some poor bugger or multiples actually get killed and see what happens with the rule after that.

Probably nothing and it will be the drivers fault

Pretty sure a motorcycle cop got cleaned up around Coffs Harbour early this year.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on August 15, 2019, 05:27:08 PM
Friggen house has hidden another of my new parts, Bastard of a place has taken the new solar regulator I got 18 months ago for the X-Over build  and wont give it up now I need it ..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: jclures on August 15, 2019, 09:28:01 PM
Do you have one of those houses edz, I have one two.
I brought spare light bulbs for my spray painting lamps, a box of them to exact and they have just disappeared.  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on August 15, 2019, 09:41:28 PM
Yep unfortunately, problem is 3 spare rooms after eldest has left home and a garage for things to disappear into + a wife that puts things in boxes with no listings on them.  ::)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on August 16, 2019, 09:43:30 AM
+ a wife that puts things in boxes with no listings on them.  ::)

Oh, you've got one of them as well ??? :'(

Darling, have you seen the tools & bits & pieces that were in the garage?

No, I don't think so?

I left them where I had been using them the other day & they're not there any more.

Ohh, yes, I swept the garage out yesterday & there was stuff just lying around so I put it away.

Where ???

I don't know - the garage cupboard ??? Rumpus room ??? Your shed ??? Garden shed ??? With the camping stuff ??? With stuff to go out to the van ??? I don't remember ::)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on August 16, 2019, 10:16:59 AM
Oh, you've got one of them as well ??? :'(

Darling, have you seen the tools & bits & pieces that were in the garage?

No, I don't think so?

I left them where I had been using them the other day & they're not there any more.

Ohh, yes, I swept the garage out yesterday & there was stuff just lying around so I put it away.

Where ???

I don't know - the garage cupboard ??? Rumpus room ??? Your shed ??? Garden shed ??? With the camping stuff ??? With stuff to go out to the van ??? I don't remember ::)

I don't go in the sewing room, she doesn't go in the shed! No problems then, leave your mess to yourself to worry about
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Rodt on August 16, 2019, 01:25:02 PM

Ohh, yes, I swept the garage out yesterday & there was stuff just lying around so I put it away.


There is your problem mate.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on August 16, 2019, 02:11:35 PM
There is your problem mate.
It took me years to get the mother-in-law to stop sweeping my shed.

The worst bit was she'd take my shed broom and go sweeping in the house with it.
I saw a bit of drilling swarf stuck between the flooring and the skirting in the hallway one day and asked if she'd used my shed broom inside the house; "oh yes, all the time".... ::)

Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 18, 2019, 07:44:16 PM
I've posted this before.
We have school kids protesting in the streets, 'Governments needs to do more about climate Change'.
Yet they can not turn a farken light off when they leave a room.
Yes, my children are guilty of this, wtf don't they get.
And 20 minute farken showers?????
But yeah, I can't say anything.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MattNQ on August 18, 2019, 09:12:52 PM
Why do women feel the need to fill a peaceful silence with random conversation?......
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: sparksy on August 18, 2019, 09:23:24 PM
Idiots driving on country roads ( national parks ) where there isnt a white line. They seem to think thats its all theirs and just drive down the middle. Nearly  got cleaned up twice today if I hadnt gone off onto the shoulder. They both had no intention of moving over.
And.
Why do police cars have to have such bright flashing lights on them.
Came across a RBT in main street in town tonight just after dusk. The lights were so dazzling I struggled to see the 2 coppers standing in middle of roads .
Thats it. Rant over.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 18, 2019, 09:45:27 PM
Why do women feel the need to fill a peaceful silence with random conversation?......

So you've met my mother in law
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 19, 2019, 05:50:12 AM
arrrr pisser, I've got the flu.

I think i scored it at Qld Transport last Thursday.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bigfish on August 19, 2019, 07:25:41 AM
arrrr pisser, I've got the flu.

I think i scored it at Qld Transport last Thursday.

Flu or cold?  I had the flu shot a few months ago but picked up a cold 2 weeks ago.  Knocked the Shit out of me for a couple of days and still have the sniffles and a cough.  Hope its only a cold because the bloody flu can be deadly (specially for us old bastards).  Either way your gunna feel like Shite for a few days.....plenty of paracetamol!!  Stay in bed.

cheers.. :cheers:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 19, 2019, 08:05:31 AM
Started getting it Friday.
It really kicked in by lunchtime Saturday..... I even stopped working on the mighty OzTin.
Yesterday, was just moaning, coughing, sneezing and farting in no particular order. (no work on OzTin at all)
Today, I ate for the first in 48 hours.... hah, also had my first crap in 48 hours..... nearly over baked that too.
At one point, in a 24 hour period, I slept for around 20 hours.
I think the ol girl has left my life insurance policy on the dining table too.
$550,000 vs 24 hours of mourning and she has to finish the Austin herself..... tough decision right there.


Hope I don't cark it, with only one door trim card to make up and to get the white walls done. (was to be done today too)
Oh, and Doug's dropping out the old sideplate Holden motor next Saturday for a rebuild too.

Nah, i'll be fine. I did post somewhere on here though about flu shots being a waste of time and I takes me chances.
Won't I look stooped.... more stoopiter... than I normally do.


Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on August 19, 2019, 10:43:40 AM
 ;D ;D 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 06:48:45 PM
The betting mob, re Tod Carney advertising.
Who TF thinks it is funny or clever?
I guess brain dead bogans that believe betting on sport is smart.
Buy hey, as long as at the bottom of the ad is says gamble responsibly.

https://youtu.be/u1ZnpsEzbns




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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 19, 2019, 07:04:42 PM
The betting mob, re Tod Carney advertising.
Who TF thinks it is funny or clever?
I guess brain dead bogans that believe betting on sport is smart.
Buy hey, as long as at the bottom of the ad is says gamble responsibly.

https://youtu.be/u1ZnpsEzbns


Given that the Aussie's have taken to a company called Neds, I really don't hold out much hope....




Neds is owned by Ladbrokes
A Ned in Scottish is Non Educated Deliquent
I think the Brits from Ladbrokes were taking the pi$$ out of the Aussies...
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 07:17:14 PM
Given that the Aussie's have taken to a company called Neds, I really don't hold out much hope....




Neds is owned by Ladbrokes
A Ned in Scottish is Non Educated Deliquent
I think the Brits from Ladbrokes were taking the pi$$ out of the Aussies...
:(  :(

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rags on August 19, 2019, 07:50:53 PM
The betting mob, re Tod Carney advertising.
Who TF thinks it is funny or clever?
I guess brain dead bogans that believe betting on sport is smart.
Buy hey, as long as at the bottom of the ad is says gamble responsibly.

https://youtu.be/u1ZnpsEzbns




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Not sure if you are taking the pi§§ out us well informed swaggers.
Now I don’t bet or consider myself a gambler unless you consider the punt that I may have taken on property investments. I admit I do have a regular $50 donation to Endeavour Foundation prize home lottery so I guess I am a gambler.

I don’t consider myself a bogan, but hey I did work in Bogan shire after the great flood rebuild of 1989? and must say Bogans are fine people

I not either a vegan or a professional protestor.
But I do have a sense of humour and did have a laugh at that commercial.

Not quite sure of the issue

Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 08:02:46 PM
Hey Rags,
Carney is a piece of Shit.
In my opinion using what he did as an advertising tool  to sucker coin out of people is farked.
Considering the cost to families that gambling does.
But hey, what do I know, the nrl have drug cheats as Immortals..


Edit,
A mate lost his business through the Odd bet.
If you can see nothing wrong with Carney drinking his own piss to promote a business that thrives on deception.
Catch ya.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rags on August 19, 2019, 08:18:59 PM
Hey Rags,
Carney is a piece of Shit.
In my opinion using what he did as an advertising tool  to sucker coin out of people is farked.
Considering the cost to families that gambling does.
But hey, what do I know, the nrl have drug cheats as Immortals..







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Todd Carney is no saint and has suffered consequences of his actions  and should be entitled to a redemption of some sort. I’m not here to defend him, but his crime is far less of an issue for me in comparison with some of the grubs that are currently playing or previously played before him especially towards women.

His crime was that someone decided to film him in a toilet ( which if I did this to you would result in me being charge with a range of offences) and then publicly release the vision

I agree with you in that they should not be allowed to broadcast gambling ads. But if they are legally allowed to, so then I’m happy for them to do it with humour.

If we waste energy on being annoyed with things like this ad then life will turn sour quickly which is not helpful for ones state of mine.

Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 08:31:21 PM
They are glorifying an act that only the market they are targeting accept.
So, why subject the rest of us to this?
If you use their app, sure, fill the users screen with it,  but at a family time of night with kids still watching the telly, they(the betting mob) are way out of line.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on August 19, 2019, 08:33:00 PM
Given that the Aussie's have taken to a company called Neds, I really don't hold out much hope....




Neds is owned by Ladbrokes
A Ned in Scottish is Non Educated Deliquent
I think the Brits from Ladbrokes were taking the pi$$ out of the Aussies...
And one of our biggest banks is the NAB.
The banking royal commission showed that they have been true to their name and NABbed heaps of money off heaps of Australians.

The whole ladbrokes thing is much the same, I’m sure those guys have made heaps of Lads Broke too...
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 08:37:19 PM


The whole ladbrokes thing is much the same, I’m sure those guys have made heaps of Lads Broke too...

'Cup'

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: JD-120 on August 19, 2019, 08:39:07 PM
I laughed, doesnt mean Ill use their service.

Who cares, if people want to drink their own p1ss, doesn't affect me, much better things to get bothered about.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 08:44:04 PM
I laughed, doesnt mean Ill use their service.

Who cares, if people want to drink their own p1ss, doesn't affect me, much better things to get bothered about.
True,

But I see it as social engineering,
Little by little marketing is changing how people think and react.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: nab on August 19, 2019, 08:54:42 PM
True,

But I see it as social engineering,
Little by little marketing is changing how people think and react.


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That’s how advertising has worked for years. Only option to avoid it is to stop watching tv/facebook/google/eBay/any media..

Brands and that aren’t even for kids advertise in a way to get kids attention, one theory is that 10-15years later when the kid is in the market for that product that brand will be at the forefront of their minds!
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 19, 2019, 09:07:33 PM
And one of our biggest banks is the NAB.
The banking royal commission showed that they have been true to their name and NABbed heaps of money off heaps of Australians.

And CBA = Can't Be Arsed...

I spent a lot of time doing valuation in economics (particularly around project appraisals) and there has been a shift from CBA (cost-benefit analysis) to BCA (benefit-cost analysis)

The whole ladbrokes thing is much the same, I’m sure those guys have made heaps of Lads Broke too...

I'd not even twigged on that one - mainly because I wasn't looking at it that way; Neds has a degree of a friendly name to Aussie's (Ned Kelly) but has a subtle streak of getting a dig in at someone if people notice it.

*bollocks: Neds was in existence and then bought by Ladbrokes... there goes my idea that it was the Brits taking the pi$$...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GVC_Holdings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GVC_Holdings)
However, it was started by an ex-Ladbrokes chief executive...
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 09:14:37 PM
That’s how advertising has worked for years. Only option to avoid it is to stop watching tv/facebook/google/eBay/any media..

Brands and that aren’t even for kids advertise in a way to get kids attention, one theory is that 10-15years later when the kid is in the market for that product that brand will be at the forefront of their minds!

The way we communicate, keep in touch/social media, is here, how we choice to use that is a matter for the individual, but when I'm watching free to air idoit box, I'm insulted by betting ads, more so if that ad is pushed every ad break in programming.

So, obviously their marketing is working.
Why else the saturation.
Yep, the vast population has the brain power of a jelly fish.


 

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: plusnq on August 19, 2019, 09:17:30 PM
The way we communicate, keep in touch/social media, is here, how we choice to use that is a matter for the individual, but when I'm watching free to air idoit box, I'm insulted by betting ads, more so if that ad is pushed every ad break in programming.

So, obviously their marketing is working.
Why else the saturation.
Yep, the vast population has the brain power of a jelly fish.


 

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That’s a bit unfair........on the jellyfish
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2019, 09:21:11 PM
That’s a bit unfair........on the jellyfish
Ok,
Sorry 'angel'

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 20, 2019, 09:17:19 PM
Ok,
Sorry 'angel'

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Speaking of bombarding with advertising...  >:D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: jwb on August 21, 2019, 03:45:16 AM
Mmmm

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: gronk on August 21, 2019, 06:47:50 AM
I laughed, doesnt mean Ill use their service.

Who cares, if people want to drink their own p1ss, doesn't affect me, much better things to get bothered about.

The "bubbler"  was an illusion that  you were drinking it. But I thought it was funny ( the ad )..

They stopped alcohol advertising, so betting should also be banned..
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2019, 10:12:13 AM
Quote from: gronk
They stopped alcohol advertising, so betting should also be banned..


More chance of walking on th sun in speedos and double pluggers.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on August 22, 2019, 10:42:46 AM
Speakers in the car crapped themselves yesterday (or maybe the wireless has?). Just when I thought I had an ordered list of jobs to get ready for the trip, now I've got to jig around to get the speakers replaced.... which will mean stripping out the back of the car to remove the fridge, to be able to remove the storage draws so that I can get the panels off to be able to get at the speakers  >:( rastamumblecurssesnaugghtywords There's a full day next weekend shot to hell fixing that  >:( >:( >:( only 4 non-work days left to get everything done, and the speakers will kill one of those.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 22, 2019, 11:03:14 AM
Quote from: Spada
Speakers in the car crapped themselves yesterday

But you get the chance to put some good gear in there while at it - or just drop the car off and get it done..
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on August 22, 2019, 07:42:08 PM
Speakers in the car crapped themselves yesterday (or maybe the wireless has?). Just when I thought I had an ordered list of jobs to get ready for the trip, now I've got to jig around to get the speakers replaced.... which will mean stripping out the back of the car to remove the fridge, to be able to remove the storage draws so that I can get the panels off to be able to get at the speakers  >:( rastamumblecurssesnaugghtywords There's a full day next weekend shot to hell fixing that  >:( >:( >:( only 4 non-work days left to get everything done, and the speakers will kill one of those.
You sure it wasn’t Mrs or Miss Spada’s cunning plan to stop you playing Dad music all the way to the cape and back?


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 23, 2019, 07:09:03 AM
Be funny if it turned out the balance knob was bumped.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 23, 2019, 08:19:35 AM
Speaking of bombarding with advertising...  >:D
Latest free tappa talk app is full of it.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2019, 09:45:29 AM
Quote from: Troopy_03
Speaking of bombarding with advertising...  >:D

****in Youtube these days :( Almost unusable.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 23, 2019, 09:48:51 AM
****in Youtube these days :( Almost unusable.
Yep.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2019, 09:50:39 AM
Quote from: Hairs
Yep.

****in monday.com and grammerly.. i dont know how much they both pay but I must have clicked something by accident 20 yrs ago cause im ****in haunted by the ****s now.. even on new machines with no cache
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2019, 09:58:23 AM
Do Promoters take the piss in AU Sport and who are the ****tards that would pay $1500 for a seat to a 5000th rate basketball game?

$1500 a seat to be on a $2.00 fold out plastic chair LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECirhISU4AEknSW.jpg)

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/anger-at-seats-without-a-view-at-boomers-versus-usa-clash-20190822-p52jvt.html  (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/anger-at-seats-without-a-view-at-boomers-versus-usa-clash-20190822-p52jvt.html)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on August 23, 2019, 10:05:29 AM
Do Promoters take the piss in AU Sport and who are the ****tards that would pay $1500 for a seat to a 5000th rate basketball game?

$1500 a seat to be on a $2.00 fold out plastic chair LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty safe to say that Rusty Crow would have been one of the select few to get a refund.....

Quote
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a statement this week saying it was "aware of refunds being made to consumers for the USA Basketball games … in Melbourne and Sydney on 22, 24 and 26 August" but it was yet to demand promoters issue refunds.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2019, 10:10:38 AM
Quote from: Pete79
Pretty safe to say that Rusty Crow would have been one of the select few to get a refund.....
Without doubt.. but the lemmings ... bad luck.
If theres another game, I bet theres a flood of seats forsale on ebay for chump change LMAO!



the refunds were due to advertising that all the gods and top players were coming, when infact they had no intention of coming :D

$170 got you a great view of the ants  ;D ;D ;D
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECkY49VUIAEygpL.jpg)

$200 .. pure comfort and brilliant view
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECj-UY_UEAAJEdT.jpg)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: paceman on August 23, 2019, 10:14:29 AM
****in Youtube these days :( Almost unusable.

get yourself a raspberry pi and install pi-hole on it...

not 100% perfect with youtube, but vastly improved and stops ads throughout your home network...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2019, 10:22:22 AM
Do Promoters take the piss in AU Sport
https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/absolute-disaster-hundreds-walk-out-of-sydney-daredevil-show/news-story/a73fc92ad5759f3b8b1a4352e342a5cb
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 23, 2019, 11:13:18 AM
Speakers in the car crapped themselves yesterday (or maybe the wireless has?). Just when I thought I had an ordered list of jobs to get ready for the trip, now I've got to jig around to get the speakers replaced.... which will mean stripping out the back of the car to remove the fridge, to be able to remove the storage draws so that I can get the panels off to be able to get at the speakers  >:( rastamumblecurssesnaugghtywords There's a full day next weekend shot to hell fixing that  >:( >:( >:( only 4 non-work days left to get everything done, and the speakers will kill one of those.

Unlikely that both speakers died at the same time though. I'd be doing a little fault finding before changing them.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on August 23, 2019, 12:32:19 PM
Unlikely that both speakers died at the same time though. I'd be doing a little fault finding before changing them.
+1
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Spada on August 23, 2019, 12:56:03 PM
You sure it wasn’t Mrs or Miss Spada’s cunning plan to stop you playing Dad music all the way to the cape and back?


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could have been  >:D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Spada on August 23, 2019, 01:02:35 PM
Unlikely that both speakers died at the same time though. I'd be doing a little fault finding before changing them.

Yeah, we'll be off to the stereo man on Saturday.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on August 23, 2019, 01:24:26 PM
Yeah, we'll be off to the stereo man on Saturday.
I figured this was all part of a cunning plan.... ;)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQyCtYI9-b6H0PHAs90pM2ZYCEvIokoKVcR_MbIcJKhwi96RzL-)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on August 23, 2019, 04:27:41 PM
****in Youtube these days :( Almost unusable.

Ublock Origin = what ads ??? ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 23, 2019, 04:35:39 PM
https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/absolute-disaster-hundreds-walk-out-of-sydney-daredevil-show/news-story/a73fc92ad5759f3b8b1a4352e342a5cb
ACCC are apparently investigating.
But don't hold ya breathe.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TAWEB_MRE170_a&dest=https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/basketball/basketball-fans-erupt-over-seating-for-boomers-v-team-usa-at-marvel-stadium/news-story/761842c1b81f8f2e1b4f9f8c702d7718&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium

Another Rant,
Bloody paywall.
Why does google show search results behind paywalls?

Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 24, 2019, 06:57:52 PM
ACCC are apparently investigating.
But don't hold ya breathe
dont bother posting it LMAO ... The accc is a joke.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 24, 2019, 07:42:38 PM
dont bother posting it LMAO ... The accc is a joke.
Yep

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MarkGU on August 25, 2019, 06:18:55 PM
 >:(
 Oldest daughter was to go to her very first job interview on Saturday morning.We were away from home for the weekend so she decided to stay home to go to said interview.
I decided a few days beforehand to pre book a taxi in Maclean to get her there.Specified the time & place to pick her up.Though to myself,great, all organized. 
 The person on the other end of the phone took the booking but simply failed to record the booking.Daughter was waiting for the taxi that never showed up, hence, was late for her first job interview.Very poor form from the Maclean taxi service. Wont be using them again. Bring on Uber next time.  >:( >:(
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: GeoffA on August 25, 2019, 06:27:23 PM
Yes, very disappointing Mark. She'd have been very upset.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: MarkGU on August 25, 2019, 06:32:34 PM
Yes, very disappointing Mark. She'd have been very upset.
We installed in her to make a good impression and she was let down by this service.

Finger crossed the interviewer understood why she was late.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: gronk on August 25, 2019, 06:57:57 PM
We installed in her to make a good impression and she was let down by this service.

Finger crossed the interviewer understood why she was late.

I would have phoned the day before to double check....and as you found out....I don't trust any business to run their business like they should. Customer service has deserted most businesses.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 25, 2019, 07:57:50 PM
Contact Noel Cowling and let him know.
Most people in Maclean know you cant count on the taxi service.
A far cry from when my parents and myself owned them 27 years ago.
Hopefully Laura gets the job.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on August 25, 2019, 08:01:20 PM
>:(
Bring on Uber next time.  >:( >:(

I wasn’t a fan of Uber when they first started.  I thought it was wrong the way they basically ignored the law to get a foothold.

But a few workmates were using them and i thought i’d give them a go. Now i use them as my first preference... vehicles are typically much newer, drivers are generally excellent and the app makes them much easier to book.  They are also cheaper but I’d happily pay as much as a standard taxi for an Uber any day.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on August 25, 2019, 10:48:29 PM
Today must have been International  ****tard  Inbred / Incest spawn / walking dead,  bottom feeding  primordial ameba scum  day out ..
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on August 26, 2019, 07:01:03 AM
I thought we already had names for those days: yesterday, today and tomorrow


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on August 26, 2019, 08:56:01 AM
Today must have been International  ****tard  Inbred / Incest spawn / walking dead,  bottom feeding  primordial ameba scum  day out ..

By the amount of traffic, & the way it was carrying on, both North & South, on both the GC Hwy & M1 down your way, Edz, I think you may have been right :'(
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 26, 2019, 10:23:48 AM
Quote from: rockrat
I thought we already had names for those days: yesterday, today and tomorrow



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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bmwfreak on August 28, 2019, 05:22:55 PM
Calls from electricity retailers. We average 2 calls a week from a Melbourne number attempting to offer us a deal we can’t refuse for our electricity supply.
My response these days, rather than just hanging up, is to advise them that they need to do some research before wasting their time and mine. ‘We live in an area that has a single supplier, we don’t have the option of choosing a supplier, goodbye’ hangup.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bmwfreak on August 28, 2019, 05:30:45 PM
Currently camping at Bundaberg CMCA site, listening to the guy next door bitching about the fact that he couldn’t get his TV working to an acceptable standard for the wife. Last week we were at Inskip Recreation Park and watched the same, to us humorous, antics with our next door neighbour. He must have spent at least 2 hours per day attempting to get ‘metro’ reception for his TV while ‘camping’. Why these people don’t save themselves some money, sit in the lounge room, with perfect reception, watching the action of other people camping.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 28, 2019, 05:40:20 PM
Currently camping at Bundaberg CMCA site, listening to the guy next door bitching about the fact that he couldn’t get his TV working to an acceptable standard for the wife. Last week we were at Inskip Recreation Park and watched the same, to us humorous, antics with our next door neighbour. He must have spent at least 2 hours per day attempting to get ‘metro’ reception for his TV while ‘camping’. Why these people don’t save themselves some money, sit in the lounge room, with perfect reception, watching the action of other people camping.
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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on August 28, 2019, 06:09:30 PM
Currently camping at Bundaberg CMCA site, listening to the guy next door bitching about the fact that he couldn’t get his TV working to an acceptable standard for the wife. Last week we were at Inskip Recreation Park and watched the same, to us humorous, antics with our next door neighbour. He must have spent at least 2 hours per day attempting to get ‘metro’ reception for his TV while ‘camping’. Why these people don’t save themselves some money, sit in the lounge room, with perfect reception, watching the action of other people camping.

Bundaberg would have to be one of the worst major towns in Australia for getting good tv reception. Sounds like it hasn't got any better since the last time I was there.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on August 28, 2019, 06:34:53 PM
Where is Bundaberg  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: bmwfreak on August 28, 2019, 06:53:10 PM
Southern coast of QLD. About 400k north of Brisbane, 20k inland from the coast. Think Taree NSW, but in Queensland.
Given, I think, you are from Victoria I can’t imagine any of those references mean too much.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 28, 2019, 07:26:05 PM
Hey Al,
Get a load of this.
You reckon your council has lost the plot.
"Clarence Valley Council (CVC) will use the $42,000 it applied for through the Local Government NSW Flying-Fox Grant Program 2019 “to employ a flying-fox officer, revegetate habitat in the Maclean rainforest and trial canopy-mounted sprinklers to create buffers without vegetation removal"

https://www.clarencevalleynews.com.au/maclean-flying-fox-colony-to-get-sprinklers/
That's just screwed up.
They are flying rats in some of the National areas.

I want to jump off this rock.
To many nut jobs.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on August 28, 2019, 08:15:58 PM
Where is Bundaberg  ???

If you don't  know where it is, best thing is keep it that way   :D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Palmer on August 28, 2019, 09:30:08 PM
Hey Al,
Get a load of this.
You reckon your council has lost the plot.
"Clarence Valley Council (CVC) will use the $42,000 it applied for through the Local Government NSW Flying-Fox Grant Program 2019 “to employ a flying-fox officer, revegetate habitat in the Maclean rainforest and trial canopy-mounted sprinklers to create buffers without vegetation removal"

https://www.clarencevalleynews.com.au/maclean-flying-fox-colony-to-get-sprinklers/
That's just screwed up.
They are flying rats in some of the National areas.

I want to jump off this rock.
To many nut jobs.
A flying fox officer, now that's a different job title.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: alnjan on August 28, 2019, 10:03:49 PM
Hey Al,
Get a load of this.
You reckon your council has lost the plot.
"Clarence Valley Council (CVC) will use the $42,000 it applied for through the Local Government NSW Flying-Fox Grant Program 2019 “to employ a flying-fox officer, revegetate habitat in the Maclean rainforest and trial canopy-mounted sprinklers to create buffers without vegetation removal"

https://www.clarencevalleynews.com.au/maclean-flying-fox-colony-to-get-sprinklers/
That's just screwed up.
They are flying rats in some of the National areas.

I want to jump off this rock.
To many nut jobs.

Maclean rain forest, is that the one around the School and cemetery where the bats are? 
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on August 28, 2019, 11:02:46 PM
Tax payer funded catholic education at it’s finest....
This weeks assignment for a year nine class in a Sydney catholic school;

“Your mission is to present to your Local Member of federal parliament, a letter expressing deep concern for the future of protection of religion freedom and freedom of speech,” the cover letter said.
The assignment said Folau — “who stands as the face of religious freedom” — had become the “most discussed and divisive figure” in Australia in recent weeks.
“If we do not act now, our future rights will be depleted and many will face tough sanctions and may even lose their job just like Israel Folau,” the school task stated, further encouraging students to please accept the invitation to write the “very important letter” to their local MP.”


Apparently they didn’t get the Prime Minister’s recent memo to kids who want to tell him what a crap job he’s doing, something about “more learning in school and less activism”.

Or maybe that bit of advise just depends if what you’re protesting suits the governments agenda or not...

 https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/school-life/israel-folau-assignment-withdrawn-by-catholic-high-school-in-sydney-after-parents-raised-concerns/news-story/c0c66f695497960a688ca85245cea12d (https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/school-life/israel-folau-assignment-withdrawn-by-catholic-high-school-in-sydney-after-parents-raised-concerns/news-story/c0c66f695497960a688ca85245cea12d)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 29, 2019, 06:09:10 AM
Where is Bundaberg  ???
At Dan's, it's usually in the second aisle, about midway up, left hand side....  :cheers:

or is there another Bundaberg  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 29, 2019, 06:16:20 AM
on newscom this morning, for at least 2 hours on the lead story, they had Bombshell spelt Bobmshell.

Does nobody give a rats anymore?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 29, 2019, 06:19:02 AM
Hey Al,
Get a load of this.
You reckon your council has lost the plot.
"Clarence Valley Council (CVC) will use the $42,000 it applied for through the Local Government NSW Flying-Fox Grant Program 2019 “to employ a flying-fox officer, revegetate habitat in the Maclean rainforest and trial canopy-mounted sprinklers to create buffers without vegetation removal"

https://www.clarencevalleynews.com.au/maclean-flying-fox-colony-to-get-sprinklers/
That's just screwed up.
They are flying rats in some of the National areas.

I want to jump off this rock.
To many nut jobs.

I guess it depends if they are trying to eradicate the Flying Foxes, or just create a buffer between them and the rest of the area. Apparently it can work as a buffer, but it won't get rid of them completely. They'll just move to another suitable close spot.

B@st@rds roost in next door's palm tree near the fence line, and crap on my car and van. I sometimes use a sprinkle of gravel, in my ging, to deter them. But that only works for a few hours.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on August 29, 2019, 06:49:02 AM
B@st@rds roost in next door's palm tree near the fence line, and crap on my car and van. I sometimes use a sprinkle of gravel, in my ging, to deter them. But that only works for a few hours.

Might be worth removing the fruit/seeds from the tree, that's likely why they are coming.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 29, 2019, 06:56:51 AM
Might be worth removing the fruit/seeds from the tree, that's likely why they are coming.

That's exactly the reason why they roost there, but the neighbor is a PITA. He did remove them once, but hasn't bothered since that one time.

Something interesting I found out too. If you accidentally give a palm tree a bit of a drink of roundup, while your digging out the weeds and killing the roots, if it doesn't die completely, it stops fruiting for a couple of years.  >:D

I just looked out there today and noticed the woody weeds are starting to sprout again too... LOL
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on August 29, 2019, 07:41:06 AM
Maclean rain forest, is that the one around the School and cemetery where the bats are?
Yes, it is Al.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 29, 2019, 10:42:17 AM
Quote from: Hairs
I want to jump off this rock. To many nut jobs.
IM hearing you.... the older I get, the less things make sense.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 29, 2019, 11:55:03 AM
Reset your password
8-character minimum; case sensitive

You used an old password. To protect your account, choose a new password.


so setup a new password you'll never remember
****ing genius
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on August 29, 2019, 12:41:00 PM

"Clarence Valley Council (CVC) will use the $42,000 it applied for ... “to employ a flying-fox officer, revegetate habitat in the Maclean rainforest and trial canopy-mounted sprinklers to create buffers without vegetation removal"

$42k to employ a council officer + do other things :o

They're either missing a 0 from the figure, or that person is going to be the lowest paid Council worker in history! >:D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 29, 2019, 12:42:29 PM
$42k to employ a council officer + do other things :o

They're either missing a 0 from the figure, or that person is going to be the lowest paid Council worker in history! >:D
Not 42k.....

Councillors allocated $25,000 towards employment of a flying-fox management officer at the July 2018 CVC meeting.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: plusnq on August 29, 2019, 01:01:33 PM
Reset your password
8-character minimum; case sensitive

You used an old password. To protect your account, choose a new password.


so setup a new password you'll never remember
****ing genius

worksucks 😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on August 29, 2019, 06:31:01 PM
What happened to the days of getting room service delivered on a plate,  not in a f’ing box.

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: plusnq on August 29, 2019, 06:59:47 PM
What happened to the days of getting room service delivered on a plate,  not in a f’ing box.

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Really? Where is that?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on August 29, 2019, 07:01:16 PM
Grand Oaks Gladstone, but i think i worked it out... i was meant to eat the box and chuck the steak!


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: plusnq on August 29, 2019, 07:03:54 PM
Grand Oaks Gladstone, but i think i worked it out... i was meant to eat the box and chuck the steak!


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That’s really sad but funny.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on August 29, 2019, 09:22:54 PM
Grand Oaks Gladstone, but i think i worked it out... i was meant to eat the box and chuck the steak!


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Uber eats????
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Palmer on August 29, 2019, 09:28:41 PM
What happened to the days of getting room service delivered on a plate,  not in a f’ing box.

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Not the most impressive
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: xcvator on August 29, 2019, 09:52:52 PM
Please don't tell us that you accepted that, and didn't send it back  ???
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on August 29, 2019, 10:01:32 PM
Just needs a scoop of ice cream and fruit salad on top of it as well to complete it  ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on August 29, 2019, 10:03:08 PM
What happened to the days of getting room service delivered on a plate,  not in a f’ing box.

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Looks like a turtle to me....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: nab on August 29, 2019, 10:17:18 PM
I reckon that looks alright to me, I could smash it down now!

Presentation probably not the best though. Was it a 3 star plate? Plates and cutlery in the rooms kitchenette?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on September 02, 2019, 07:51:43 PM
It's only the 2nd day of spring and I've got a bloody mozzie annoying the crap out of me! And it's a fast little fokker ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on September 03, 2019, 09:25:06 AM
I've got a bloody mozzie annoying the crap out of me! And it's a fast little fokker ;D

Got to correct you there Rat ...

While a Mosquito is indeed fast, it was built by De Havilland in the UK, while Fokker is a Dutch company ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: raider on September 03, 2019, 11:00:32 AM
Got to correct you there Rat ...

While a Mosquito is indeed fast, it was built by De Havilland in the UK, while Fokker is a Dutch company ;D
Ah...you're a funny fokker.  ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on September 03, 2019, 06:05:27 PM



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on September 03, 2019, 06:09:52 PM
Apparently gender reveal parties are the “new” baby shower. WTF. And what right does a parent have to announce the baby’s gender - surely it is up to said baby to select their own gender, if any, at a time, or times, of their own choosing.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on September 03, 2019, 06:22:55 PM
Apparently gender reveal parties are the “new” baby shower. WTF. And what right does a parent have to announce the baby’s gender - surely it is up to said baby to select their own gender, if any, at a time, or times, of their own choosing.


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Yes, but if you don't torment the little "fokkers" (and I quote from previous thread  ;D ) then they will have nothing to protest about when they are older....
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on September 09, 2019, 10:31:29 PM
Geez there are some brain dead Muppets around ..
Set the scene for you, Lot of Big fires in the Gold Coast Hinterland, 20 > 30+ kt  winds blowing thick smoke 40 / 50 Km's from the fire front so that it blankets our area over the past few days and  today it was even thicker more intense >>> Fast forwards to 3 pm .
Boss gets a phone call from a concerned neighbour carrying on and panicking that our property [ sits low in a shallow wide valley  surrounded by houses ]  is on fire and wanted us to get the fire fighters,  so their house in suburbia doesn't get burnt down ..
 Ummm  our property  is not on fire, our staff  are out on it and have not reported anything on fire, neither have any other neighbours or the Fire Authorities ...   
Caller : But theres lots of thick smoke blowing through the trees towards our house coming from your place, you should be doing something about it  .. FMD!
This Muppet must have Morphed in from another planet or crawled out from under a rock  just before 3 pm,  not have TV / Radio or know anyone living that is talking anything  about the fires .  :o
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: glenm64 on September 10, 2019, 08:48:05 AM
Why is posting images on some forums so friggin hard on a PC.......rant,rant.......Tapatalk is sooooo easy........rant,rant.........I can do it on my work PC...........rant,rant.............want to do a quick trip report.......rant,rant..........cant do it.........rant,rant...........all photos are on camera/PC.......rant,rant............doesnt look like a post is coming........rant,rant.........you get the idea..........rant,rant........hopefuly I dont look like a total retard..........rant,rant..........is it a Linux thing?..........rant,rant..........maybe I should have posted this in the photo test post........rant,rant..........Im going to take fustrations out by kicking the dog..........rant,rant...........she bit me back.........rant,rant
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: jclures on September 10, 2019, 08:51:42 AM
Why is posting images on some forums so friggin hard on a PC.......rant,rant.......Tapatalk is sooooo easy........rant,rant.........I can do it on my work PC...........rant,rant.............want to do a quick trip report.......rant,rant..........cant do it.........rant,rant...........all photos are on camera/PC.......rant,rant............doesnt look like a post is coming........rant,rant.........you get the idea..........rant,rant........hopefuly I dont look like a total retard..........rant,rant..........is it a Linux thing?..........rant,rant..........maybe I should have posted this in the photo test post........rant,rant..........Im going to take fustrations out by kicking the dog..........rant,rant...........she bit me back.........rant,rant

You seem upset,  glenm64. ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: edz on September 10, 2019, 10:00:51 AM
Breath Glasshopper, clense your mind, relax think of the honey bee gathering pollen,  breattthhhh  ...



















Now SMASH that Stupid electronic evil gizzo that wont conform to its masters  commands  ..   ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 10, 2019, 10:15:45 AM
Quote from: glenm64
Why is posting images on some forums so friggin hard on a PC.


Click the icon below the B (http://www.myswag.org/Themes/Sinful_Silver20_1/images/bbc/img.gif)  (http://paste url here) finished
how easy do you want it?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on September 10, 2019, 10:43:40 AM
Click the icon below the B (http://www.myswag.org/Themes/Sinful_Silver20_1/images/bbc/img.gif)  (http://paste url here) finished
how easy do you want it?

Unless you have some special magical powers under that foil hat of yours, that button doesn't help when posting images off your drive on a PC.
uploading to image hosting sites and copying of tags is still required......  :-*

Tapatalk is much easier just to post images right off the phone and cut out the image hosting middle man.....  ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 10, 2019, 10:48:00 AM
Unless you have some special magical powers under that foil hat of yours, that button doesn't help when posting images off your drive on a PC.
uploading to image hosting sites and copying of tags is still required......  :-*

Tapatalk is much easier just to post images right off the phone and cut out the image hosting middle man.....  ;D
if the image is on your PC you click the + sign below this text box, and click browse find the image - Job done...
how easy do you want it?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on September 11, 2019, 08:03:32 AM
if the image is on your PC you click the + sign below this text box, and click browse find the image - Job done...
how easy do you want it?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
So that would mean the image is saved on the server?
And a server donation would be in order if you want to do it that way..... ;D













And I didn’t know that was actually a thing on this forum. Learnt my one thing for today... ;)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 11, 2019, 04:39:03 PM
Just when you thought the world couldnt gbet more ****ed up PC correct

Unlike the classic game, women will collect 240 Monopoly bucks when they pass "go," while male players will collect the usual 200. The idea is to create a game where women make more than men, the first game to do so, according to Hasbro.

That's not the only difference, though. Instead of buying property, players will invest in inventions created by women -- things like Wi-Fi and chocolate chip cookies. But no worries -- mainstays such as jail, luxury taxes and chance cards are still included.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/10/us/hasbro-ms-monopoly-trnd/index.html (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/10/us/hasbro-ms-monopoly-trnd/index.html)

....

Hasbro also debuted Monopoly for Millennials in 2018, poking fun at stereotypical millennial trends such as avocado toast and veganism.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 11, 2019, 04:50:26 PM
I saw that on the idoit box this morning.
Everyone has to have their 5 minutes of fame.
It is also social engineering.



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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pete79 on September 11, 2019, 05:49:17 PM
Lol.
I always thought that was the rules of monopoly....

Turns out my sister was just a cheating b**ch.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 11, 2019, 05:54:42 PM
Lol.
I always thought that was the rules of monopoly....

Turns out my sister was just a cheating b**ch.... ;D ;D
Ehehehe
Cheers

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on September 12, 2019, 03:16:08 PM
rant,rant

Now Glen, we've warned you before that it's bad to bottle everything up inside you, & that if something is bothering you, you should just let it out! :angel:
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on September 12, 2019, 03:17:48 PM
Job done... how easy do you want it?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

NO!!! NOT THAT BUTTON, MR PRESIDENT!!!
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: bob65 on September 12, 2019, 03:58:31 PM
Why not use the charge cable and connect your phone to the pc, transfer the pics to your phone and then use tapatalk

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 12, 2019, 06:38:40 PM
Wtf,
The qld goverment wans to bid for an Olympic games, but can't manage their water/build dams for their farmers, and they want to take water from the Clarence river in nsw, which is dry.
Ffs, governments need to pull their head out of the arses.
Seariously, Shit has to change in this country.

 
 

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: plusnq on September 12, 2019, 06:49:16 PM
Wtf,
The qld goverment wans to bid for an Olympic games, but can't manage their water/build dams for their farmers, and they want to take water from the Clarence river in nsw, which is dry.
Ffs, governments need to pull their head out of the arses.
Seariously, Shit has to change in this country.

 
 

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Yep. But it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better. Same Shit over most of the western world. It looks like democracy is failing and that’s not good.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 12, 2019, 06:54:27 PM
Plusnq,
You are right.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on September 13, 2019, 08:47:46 AM
Wtf,
The qld goverment wans to bid for an Olympic games, but can't manage their water/build dams for their farmers, and they want to take water from the Clarence river in nsw, which is dry.
Ffs, governments need to pull their head out of the arses.
Seariously, Shit has to change in this country.

Agree with every word you say Jon (& I don't want the bloody Olympic Games - Commonwealth were bad enough! >:(), but I'll also swap the whinge around 180`.

Qld Govt built a desalination plant at Coolangatta, literally about 200m from the NSW border, then it rained again so the plant was mothballed. Water has since been offered to Tweed Heads, who are facing water issues, but NSW Govt has said No, thanks, we don't want that Qld water, we'll just extend the local Dam.

As you say, ffs!

We've all said it multiple times, but it's way past time that the States were dissolved (except for ceremonial purposes) & we had one set of laws & system of Govt right across Oz. >:(
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Pottsy on September 13, 2019, 08:52:22 AM
Agree with every word you say Jon (& I don't want the bloody Olympic Games - Commonwealth were bad enough! >:(), but I'll also swap the whinge around 180`.

Qld Govt built a desalination plant at Coolangatta, literally about 200m from the NSW border, then it rained again so the plant was mothballed. Water has since been offered to Tweed Heads, who are facing water issues, but NSW Govt has said No, thanks, we don't want that Qld water, we'll just extend the local Dam.

As you say, ffs!

We've all said it multiple times, but it's way past time that the States were dissolved (except for ceremonial purposes) & we had one set of laws & system of Govt right across Oz. >:(

You do understand that one level of government will bring Queensland out of the dark ages. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on September 13, 2019, 09:01:05 AM
Mate, there are times I would welcome it! (& lot's of other times when I say Thank Christ we've got nothing to do with them except sharing the same island!)
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 13, 2019, 09:05:38 AM
Agree with every word you say Jon (& I don't want the bloody Olympic Games - Commonwealth were bad enough! >:(), but I'll also swap the whinge around 180`.

Qld Govt built a desalination plant at Coolangatta, literally about 200m from the NSW border, then it rained again so the plant was mothballed. Water has since been offered to Tweed Heads, who are facing water issues, but NSW Govt has said No, thanks, we don't want that Qld water, we'll just extend the local Dam.

As you say, ffs!

We've all said it multiple times, but it's way past time that the States were dissolved (except for ceremonial purposes) & we had one set of laws & system of Govt right across Oz. >:(

Your wrong and your statement above proves that government does work... I am from NSW and i refuse to drink dirty QLD water under any circumstance. You guys proved you could not manage a Beveridge in liquid form with that XXXX crap you call beer and now you want us to drink your water no way man
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: paceman on September 13, 2019, 09:16:49 AM
You do understand that one level of government will bring Queensland out of the dark ages. ;D ;D ;D

not dark too often, thanks to our good old coal-fired power...  ;D

state governments are a burden on australia... just have local councils and the feds... plenty of problems disappear.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Steffo1 on September 13, 2019, 01:18:20 PM
There's a total fire ban on at the moment but it doesn't seem to sink in to some idiots.
My sister has just phoned her hubby, a rural firey, as she saw someone with a grass fire on top of a pile of leaves in their yard, near the Marysmokes Creek area, on the D'aguilar Hwy.

What does it take for people to understand? The rattan cane treatment, perhaps.

p.s. I hope he informs the police rather than go there himself, for their sake ;D
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: noel_w on September 13, 2019, 01:41:45 PM
There's a total fire ban on at the moment but it doesn't seem to sink in to some idiots.
My sister has just phoned her hubby, a rural firey, as she saw someone with a grass fire on top of a pile of leaves in their yard, near the Marysmokes Creek area, on the D'aguilar Hwy.

What does it take for people to understand? The rattan cane treatment, perhaps.

p.s. I hope he informs the police rather than go there himself, for their sake ;D
Ya just can't fix stupid
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Palmer on September 13, 2019, 02:35:04 PM
There's a total fire ban on at the moment but it doesn't seem to sink in to some idiots.
My sister has just phoned her hubby, a rural firey, as she saw someone with a grass fire on top of a pile of leaves in their yard, near the Marysmokes Creek area, on the D'aguilar Hwy.

What does it take for people to understand? The rattan cane treatment, perhaps.

p.s. I hope he informs the police rather than go there himself, for their sake ;D

A visit from the police and a big fine is the only way some people will learn
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: rockrat on September 13, 2019, 06:03:02 PM
not dark too often, thanks to our good old coal-fired power...  ;D

state governments are a burden on australia... just have local councils and the feds... plenty of problems disappear.
Given the quality of local councils, we’ll be completely screwed if they get more power.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: paceman on September 14, 2019, 12:06:20 PM
Given the quality of local councils, we’ll be completely screwed if they get more power.


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i'll take ours over our state government every day of the week...
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on September 14, 2019, 12:44:15 PM
someone with a grass fire on top of a pile of leaves in their yard, near the Marysmokes Creek area

Was it Mary smoking ??? >:D
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 14, 2019, 08:27:56 PM
Tradies will get this,
Others will think BS.

I'm over spending time quoting to never hear back from people looking for the cheapest price. Sure tbere are alot of tradies that din't return calls, followup,
I don't call it a quote now, it is an estimate, why? Cause something always changes(customer changes their mind, materail prices increase, unforseen damage, eg white ant, dry rot).
I now charge for a estimate, It costs to visit the site, ring suppliers, organise other tradies.
I love doing what I do, solving problems, seeing the look on peoples faces when I exceed they expectations, but I am not a charity.

Some may think I am up myself, but my time is worth reward.
I am asked to give a quote often on work that is less then $100, WTF?
That doesn't even cover my time to look at it.
Seariously, some people do not know what it costs to turn up on their door step.
Bloody facebook buy swap sell groups, people asking for tradies to quote on Shit, I hate it when people tag me, some times I am grateful, 90% it is someone wanting the cheapest bloody price, hey what happen to quality?
I also deal with the poor workmanship, there are some dodgy bastards out there.

Anyway Shaggers,
Enjoy your weekend
Cheers



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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Palmer on September 14, 2019, 09:41:42 PM
I'm not a tradie, but have mates who are.
I'm constantly amazed at the number of people that call them in to fix work after the "cheapest offer" (usually non-qualified) only does a half ass job.  Usually works out (by the time they have fixed the errors) that it would have been cheaper to go with the real  tradie in the first place.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 14, 2019, 09:53:21 PM
I'm not a tradie, but have mates who are.
I'm constantly amazed at the number of people that call them in to fix work after the "cheapest offer" (usually non-qualified) only does a half ass job.  Usually works out (by the time they have fixed the errors) that it would have been cheaper to go with the real  tradie in the first place.
Cheers mate,
How I see it too is,
The reno shows have not done us any favors.
They only show the pretty bits, not the hard yards that go into giving final result.
It just happens, just like that.
I fix alot of stuff ups from owners who privately rent their property, they can legally do this , cause they believe they can be cheaper than having an agent  mananger it.
 


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 14, 2019, 10:20:40 PM
Quote from: Hairs
The reno shows have not done us any favors.
They only show the pretty bits, not the hard yards that go into giving final result.

I think today tonight did something on this long ago, before they had 55 of their own ****ing renno shows flooding the airwaves
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on September 14, 2019, 11:44:52 PM
The ****ing renters next door are having another ****ing party... Our entire house has been vibrating since 4pm, weed smoke blowing into our windows, and the assholes have a bloody mini golf in the back yard and a DJ....

Bloody over it, nearly every single ****ing weekend since they moved in, and the agent won't evict them

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2019, 12:14:21 AM
Quote from: DrewXT
The ****ing renters next door are having another ****ing party... Our entire house has been vibrating since 4pm, weed smoke blowing into our windows, and the assholes have a bloody mini golf in the back yard and a DJ....

Bloody over it, nearly every single ****ing weekend since they moved in, and the agent won't evict them
Thus my dream of 100+ acres with razor wire around the borders.
Thus thus why I would never buy a rental.

Call the cops and keep calling them.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on September 15, 2019, 12:25:08 AM
We're on call #3 Bruce... Apparently their van is busy

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2019, 12:28:55 AM
We're on call #3 Bruce... Apparently their van is busy

Im sure I heard gun shots... the van is no longer busy
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on September 15, 2019, 12:30:25 AM
Im sure I heard gun shots... the van is no longer busy
I was talking to the cop on the phone, and they were shouting out about ecstacy and he didn't give a Shit...

Usual "we've got no resources" blah blah

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2019, 12:34:29 AM
I was talking to the cop on the phone, and they were shouting out about ecstacy and he didn't give a Shit...

Usual "we've got no resources" blah blah
Gun shots I believe they have to turn up

Tell them you  over heard plans to burn down Krispy Kremes !!!
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on September 15, 2019, 01:40:52 AM
Gun shots I believe they have to turn up

Tell them you  over heard plans to burn down Krispy Kremes !!!
LoL...

They showed up, and some left, but then others went up and down the street yelling out about what ****s the neighbours are, so they've been back...

Next visit, and it's an $800 fine according to the copper

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 15, 2019, 05:02:24 AM
Just burn their house down this morning when they're asleep.

10 litres of premium, leave a nice solid trail of fuel to the neighbours house on the other side.

Light it and whooooper, up she goes and at least you know they'll talk to the neighbour before you.

Be careful too, its hard to deny it was you,  when you got too close  and look like a gollywog after striking that pesky match.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Fizzie on September 15, 2019, 07:49:47 AM
the agent won't evict them

Have you used that magic word "drugs" when talking to the agent?

& if it's every weekend - does your Council have any rules about Party Houses?
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Nifty1 on September 15, 2019, 09:09:37 AM
Dunno if there’s any truth in it but an agent told me that if you state “I am afraid for my safety” in regard to rowdy renters, that is sufficient cause for them to evict. Might depend on how gutsy the agent is.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: tryagain on September 15, 2019, 02:43:54 PM
The ****ing renters next door are having another ****ing party... Our entire house has been vibrating since 4pm, weed smoke blowing into our windows, and the assholes have a bloody mini golf in the back yard and a DJ....

Bloody over it, nearly every single ****ing weekend since they moved in, and the agent won't evict them

When we moved in about 10yrs ago the neighbours on one side let us know about a nearby house that sounds fairly similar, he encouraged us to start calling early when it got roudy, the theory was the more people that called and the more often they did meant the quicker/more likely they were to do something about it. Pretty much a case of the squeaky wheel getting the oil. I'd chat to your neighbours as well and get them to join in on the phonathon.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2019, 03:11:31 PM
Quote from: DrewXT
Next visit, and it's an $800 fine according to the copper
Yea and I'll walk on the sun in thongs.... as if that'll happen.


Quote from: Fizzie
Have you used that magic word "drugs" when talking to the agent?
You missed the part I was talking to the cop on the phone, and they were shouting out about ecstacy and he didn't give a Shit...

Cops probably Shitting themselves... they arent sudanese scum are they Drewy?

Quote
& if it's every weekend - does your Council have any rules about Party Houses?
Councils are only there to fine you for parking on your nature strip.

If the agent and the cops wont do anything, take a video, post it on stalkerbook and dunno if you can post it or link it to the realestate agents facebook page.. find all the "review" sites around to, attach it there...

Email the agents too - so you have it in writing.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on September 16, 2019, 12:20:38 AM
Woke up to this this morning... This is our garage roof, and it got the top roof of the house before the garage one... There's damage to about 8 sheets of colorbond, and at 2:30, there were 2 divvy vans rounding a few of their mates up, as another neighbour called the cops, as did the young blokes who were holding the party....

No apology, but the guy who's got his name on the list told me to get a quote to have the iron replaced as my missus tore him a new one(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190915/f3914f8b17e9d81c7f0410ace6a8a57a.jpg)

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: corndog on September 16, 2019, 09:31:23 AM
Keep notes and make videos of it all, note the dates and times. Continually contact the real estate office and complain. Get the owners details and contact them and tell them what goes on there. If they care for their house they wouldn't be happy. Complain to the owner about the agent if they are doing nothing. It all might help, but then your neighbours just might not really give a s**t.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 16, 2019, 09:51:52 AM
Woke up to this this morning... This is our garage roof, and it got the top roof of the house before the garage one... There's damage to about 8 sheets of colorbond, and at 2:30, there were 2 divvy vans rounding a few of their mates up, as another neighbour called the cops, as did the young blokes who were holding the party....

No apology, but the guy who's got his name on the list told me to get a quote to have the iron replaced as my missus tore him a new one(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190915/f3914f8b17e9d81c7f0410ace6a8a57a.jpg)
Im confused. THeres a gazebo on your roof... but what happened ?? storm? the scrotes got on your roof?
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: JusyApples on September 16, 2019, 11:48:27 AM
I was talking to the cop on the phone, and they were shouting out about ecstacy and he didn't give a Shit...

Usual "we've got no resources" blah blah

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Don’t know what state or area you are in but this type of thing is the lowest priority. It’s not the fault of the cops, they are going from sh*t job to sh*t job. Domestic to domestic. They would love to help you but they just don’t have enough cars. People are quick to blame cops but the government won’t employ the amount needed.




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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: DrewXT on September 16, 2019, 12:45:30 PM
Im confused. THeres a gazebo on your roof... but what happened ?? storm? the scrotes got on your roof?
Wasn't secured in their back yard, and blew onto our roof ...

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2019, 12:35:28 PM
Must be school holidays...

Fuel - $1.29 yesterday - $1.75 today
PS.. didnt price 98.. just drove off and parked up the car
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 21, 2019, 12:49:23 PM

Hasn't jumped by that much here, only 5cents p/l.
Even tho a no truck has delivered more.


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2019, 12:51:52 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Hasn't jumped by that much here, only 5cents p/l.
Even tho a no truck has delivered more.

No... no truck has delivered more here either. Just the rain.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: lloydus67 on September 21, 2019, 01:15:16 PM
It’s just the cycle for petrol, high on weekend low midweek
Diesel doesn’t vary so much


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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on September 21, 2019, 02:11:10 PM
The ****ing renters next door are having another ****ing party... Our entire house has been vibrating since 4pm, weed smoke blowing into our windows, and the assholes have a bloody mini golf in the back yard and a DJ....

Bloody over it, nearly every single ****ing weekend since they moved in, and the agent won't evict them

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Hey DrewXT,

A letter or email to council followed up with a phone call. Makes sure you ask for the persons name and position so you can follow it up and let them know you intend to.
Then get the exact details of noise times etc from council and keep good records of when they are making noise.
Once you've established what time in the morning you can blare Scottish bagpipe music, DO IT.
Every morning you can to let them get the message.
I'd also get several quotes for your roof repairs and send them to the owner asking him which one he would prefer to pay.
Then get started on your local community facebook page and the real estate agents page to let everyone know the imbecile agent who is doing nothing.
Once their reputation is at stake, they will act.
Lost sale, lost revenue, lost reputation.
Just don't slander them or make any claims, just state facts. Give times and dates you contacted them and their replies. They can then do nothing about it.

At the end of the day, the cops are too busy, the owners just want their rent money and the agents want the path of least resistance. So make the agents life hell and then they'll act.

Best of luck mate, it must suck.
Brian
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: aussie9 on September 21, 2019, 03:03:09 PM
It’s just the cycle for petrol, high on weekend low midweek
Diesel doesn’t vary so much


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Costco has 98 for $1.39......Puma across the road from them... $1.79
Put 120 lts in... $48 saved. The cruiser runs good on Costco 98 as well

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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Paddler Ed on September 21, 2019, 03:18:50 PM
$1.48 or $1.49 for 95 here - and for the $1.49 one they'll fill it for you as it's driveway service :-). The $1.48 one has brand new tanks and pumps for all their fuel as well.

The big boys are all $0.10 more expensive/litre, so I'll stick to the local indies instead.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2019, 05:45:38 PM
$1.48 or $1.49 for 95 here - and for the $1.49 one they'll fill it for you as it's driveway service :-). The $1.48 one has brand new tanks and pumps for all their fuel as well.

The big boys are all $0.10 more expensive/litre, so I'll stick to the local indies instead.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/fill-up-now-petrol-prices-leap-to-more-than-170-cents-a-litre-20190921-p52tk5.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/fill-up-now-petrol-prices-leap-to-more-than-170-cents-a-litre-20190921-p52tk5.html)

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Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 22, 2019, 03:44:45 AM
Hey DrewXT,

A letter or email to council followed up with a phone call. Makes sure you ask for the persons name and position so you can follow it up and let them know you intend to.
Then get the exact details of noise times etc from council and keep good records of when they are making noise.
Once you've established what time in the morning you can blare Scottish bagpipe music, DO IT.
Every morning you can to let them get the message.
I'd also get several quotes for your roof repairs and send them to the owner asking him which one he would prefer to pay.
Then get started on your local community facebook page and the real estate agents page to let everyone know the imbecile agent who is doing nothing.
Once their reputation is at stake, they will act.
Lost sale, lost revenue, lost reputation.
Just don't slander them or make any claims, just state facts. Give times and dates you contacted them and their replies. They can then do nothing about it.

At the end of the day, the cops are too busy, the owners just want their rent money and the agents want the path of least resistance. So make the agents life hell and then they'll act.

Best of luck mate, it must suck.
Brian

No point making the agents life hell, they're not making the noise.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 22, 2019, 04:01:30 AM
Try and get the agent onto your side, if they are going to evict them, you need to work with them.
Being a good property manager is a thankless, Shit job a lot of the time.

If you can get them onside, you just might be able to get them to attend YOUR property, and hear the noise for themselves.

There is a set procedure by law.

Make their life hell, and they will do the same straight back at you.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 22, 2019, 12:54:51 PM
No point making the agents life hell, they're not making the noise.
if they arent doing their job, ****em.
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 22, 2019, 01:24:59 PM
Its not their job but.

As long as they are within the terms and conditions of their lease, the agent can't do anything.

If they break those terms, they will get a notice to remedy.

Shitbagging them on facebook is like pissing your own pants, it feel nice and warm for a bit, but not for too long.
Title: Re: &quot;Daily Rant&quot; thread 2019
Post by: Hairs on September 22, 2019, 01:59:04 PM
Come across this many times over the last couple of  years with 'Roadies' renting while the Pacific Motorway is being built.
Parties, fights, cops attending, property damaged, the residents around these properties helpless to do anything and frieghten to use their own front and back yards.
Realestates can't do anything unless the terms of the lease are broken, cops can't do anything unless caught in the act of a crime, neighbours can't do Shit.
Owner of property collects a bucket load of cash, I get a Shit load of work fixing the damage.
Hmmm,
I do feel for people in this situation, I've had ny share ofscum living in the rental next door as well as some owners of tbe past 24 years.
It would drive you to the nut house.


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Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: briann532 on September 22, 2019, 05:53:31 PM
Try and get the agent onto your side, if they are going to evict them, you need to work with them.
Being a good property manager is a thankless, Shit job a lot of the time.

If you can get them onside, you just might be able to get them to attend YOUR property, and hear the noise for themselves.

There is a set procedure by law.

Make their life hell, and they will do the same straight back at you.

He tried that, they did nothing.
Shit agent so try the other option.

Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Bird on September 22, 2019, 06:52:12 PM
Quote from: briann532
Shit agent so try the other option.

might cost a few hunge, but a visit to the boys at their club rooms down Carrum, and get them to send 10 of their biggest to discuss the noise might be an option too :)
Title: Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 23, 2019, 04:57:25 AM
He tried that, they did nothing.
Shit agent so try the other option.

I'll   type   this   really   slow   so    you   can    understand.

Drew   has   to   go   to   the   correct   people,   but   its   not   the   agent.

You may