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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2019, 03:07:39 PM »
Produce of United States of America.  WTF. Can't we grow lemons, fruit that is...

We import lemons during our summer because they are seasonal fruits and they don't produce much in Australia this time of the year.
From about March onwards you will start seeing more locally grown lemons.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2019, 03:32:06 PM »
Another brilliant govt decision.
https://www.9news.com.au/2019/01/09/14/55/niall-blair-hit-with-death-threats-over-mass-fish-death-at-menindee


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« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2019, 03:53:15 PM »
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« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2019, 07:43:53 PM »
how the **** does this happen


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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2019, 10:59:10 AM »
Cant see this being true...


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A petrol station in Queensland is being slammed for selling fuel that was mostly water.

A customer filled up using E10 fuel at the Kearneys Spring Caltex only to have her car break down minutes after driving off.

She claims the fuel was 80 per cent water and 20 per cent fuel.

“Angry? Well you trust your servos don’t you? Well we put our trust in them to look after our cars and it gave me a day off work which I wasn’t happy about,” customer Donna Heinemann told 7 News.

Another furious customer posted a warning on a Toowoomba Facebook community group to other motorists.

“I broke down last Thursday about two minutes after fuelling up,” customer Kaileigh Elizabeth wrote on Facebook alongside a picture of a bottle filled with the fuel.

“The mechanic found 80 per cent of my fuel being water and 20 per cent fuel.”

Caltex said the E10 pumps at the store had been shut down while it investigates what happened. They said they would refund the petrol and pay for the cost of car repairs.

The company acknowledged the issue to The Chronicle newspaper and admitted “a small amount of water was detected in the tanks”.

“Caltex tests its E10 fuel daily and the presence of water is unusual. There have been no prior issues with water in E10 fuel at the Kearneys Spring site,” the spokesman told The Chronicle.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2019, 12:15:12 PM »
At least the major brands tend to stand by their product and make good if their fuel has been shown to cause problems. Dunno whether Pete the Petrol Pirate would do the same thing.
If there is a tiny hole in an underground tank, even with no fuel leak evident from the fuel reconciliation, and if the water table rises after a lot of rain water can enter the underground tank.
The water will tend to sit under the fuel and get picked up first by the bowser.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2019, 12:33:01 PM »
Actually that happened to me in the early 70's, in my old EH Holden. Got about half a k up the road, and and stopped dead. Saw water in the fuel bowl, walked back to the servo and got towed back. The tank was full, they drained it and found it was mostly water. The reason they gave was that they had used an independent tanker driver, and his tanker had been spiked??? sounded dodgy though. I reckon it was a leaky underground tank as KeithB said.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2019, 12:48:40 PM »
hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


'Flying' car in Macquarie Fields jumps into back of council truck




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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2019, 01:09:32 PM »
Got to be mind full filling up around here at times, As our brackish saltwater table is not much  more than a meter or so down, our local servo's tanks have so much water ballast in them to stop them floating out of the ground [ so I'm told ] ,  being so close to the river and sea ..
Had a few local servo's [ sites were  returned to vacant blocks for decontamination ] tanks rust and leach fuels into the sand / water table over the years ..one Shell servo site was being treated 24/7 for about 15 years, the old Mobil site was done twice for close to 5 or 6 years total and the BP depot was done the same for a number of years .
We never fuel up straight after the fuel trucks been or at the end of a very busy period as the fuel gets low, learnt our lesson, .
After we got 80lt of  fuel from that original Shell site [ Interesting to note its reopened as a new Shell servo again all these years later ]  and got about 2klm down the road and the motor stopped, Filled a 2 ltr coke bottle with fuel from the tank,  let it settle and about 3/4 of it was dirty water . They denied it and we never did get our money back ..
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« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2019, 04:54:32 PM »
hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


'Flying' car in Macquarie Fields jumps into back of council truck




https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/flying-car-in-macquarie-fields-jumps-into-back-of-council-truck/ar-BBS2pQg

I am so hanging for some video of this to surface  :cheers:
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2019, 05:27:47 PM »
Got to be mind full filling up around here at times, As our brackish saltwater table is not much  more than a meter or so down, our local servo's tanks have so much water ballast in them to stop them floating out of the ground [ so I'm told ] ,  being so close to the river and sea ..
Had a few local servo's [ sites were  returned to vacant blocks for decontamination ] tanks rust and leach fuels into the sand / water table over the years ..one Shell servo site was being treated 24/7 for about 15 years, the old Mobil site was done twice for close to 5 or 6 years total and the BP depot was done the same for a number of years .
We never fuel up straight after the fuel trucks been or at the end of a very busy period as the fuel gets low, learnt our lesson, .
After we got 80lt of  fuel from that original Shell site [ Interesting to note its reopened as a new Shell servo again all these years later ]  and got about 2klm down the road and the motor stopped, Filled a 2 ltr coke bottle with fuel from the tank,  let it settle and about 3/4 of it was dirty water . They denied it and we never did get our money back ..
They will only use water as ballast as a last resort edz, generally they will have a tanker onsite when they install new tanks especially if there is rain around, if they get caught and have to use water then they have to pump it out and use water dispersants before they can fill it with fuel, too much work. I have actually seen a tank come out of the ground because it was empty during heavy rain. Not sure what they use these days as i have been out of the industry for a lot of years now, but in my day we used to have either paste or tape that went on the bottom of the dipsticks and changed colour when submersed in water. We were never allowed more a couple of inches of water in the bottom of the tank before we had to take action. Got caught out once during a bad storm when we got a couple of feet of water in a tank, think from memory it was around twenty cars that had to be repaired because dufus forgot to dip the tanks when he started his shift,  wasnt a bad effort seeing we were principally a transport fuel depot

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« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2019, 08:42:49 PM »
After we got 80lt of  fuel from that original Shell site [ Interesting to note its reopened as a new Shell servo again all these years later ]  and got about 2klm down the road and the motor stopped, Filled a 2 ltr coke bottle with fuel from the tank,  let it settle and about 3/4 of it was dirty water . They denied it and we never did get our money back ..

Edz, that does surprise me. It might have been an independent operator carrying a Shell banner who may have been buying his fuel on the sly from someone other than Shell. That used to happen all the time. I am sure if you had contacted Shell's head office (maybe you did?) you would have got a different result. My experience (I published a trade magazine for servos for 30 years) has always been that the majors do stand by their product. That's why I still stick with major brands.
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« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2019, 07:09:29 AM »
I see another music festival goer carked it on the week-end.

Good looking young girl, the world at her feet for the taking.
Well, that's never gunna happen now.

There's some slow learners out there who pay the ultimate price for some fun.
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« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2019, 07:23:41 AM »
I see another music festival goer carked it on the week-end.

Good looking young girl, the world at her feet for the taking.
Well, that's never gunna happen now.

There's some slow learners out there who pay the ultimate price for some fun.
I work in Parramatta so I had the pleasure of seeing these people attending the event.

Shocked to see parents dropping what I assume to be their kids off wearing basically nothing and I am talking young girls in G strings and bras. There were very little females dressed what I would call appropriately.
And I would estimate a large portion of the people I saw were already off their heads before they got there.
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« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2019, 07:42:53 AM »
May as well play Russian Roulette with one of these, Fancy buying something ilegal  of a total stranger  " trust me its good Shit it wont hurt you " or believe everything written on the internet and everything a politician says .. With everything out there in the media, Do these people live under a rock .
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I work in Parramatta so I had the pleasure of seeing these people attending the event.

Shocked to see parents dropping what I assume to be their kids off wearing basically nothing and I am talking young girls in G strings and bras. There were very little females dressed what I would call appropriately.

My daughter is 14 going on 25... go shopping with a 14yr old... have a look at the clothes out there... Its mind blowing... There is hardly anything that doesn't make em look like hookers. And if there is anything else, they wont wear it as it makes them look like Nuns... There barely anything inbetween...
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« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2019, 11:02:10 AM »
Another one in the trough...


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The business partner of Liberal candidate for Granville, Tony Issa, did not declare to his employers at Parramatta Council he was taking a stake in a property slated for rezoning, and which his father would later buy and sell on the same day for a $1.25 million profit.

Six weeks after losing the seat of Granville at the March 2015 election, Mr Issa started a company with Antony Anisse, then a Liberal Party councillor in Hornsby who worked as a senior property development manager at Parramatta Council.

Their company almost immediately contracted to buy 39 Marion Street Parramatta, in an area that had two weeks earlier been mooted by the council for a large rezoning, and lodged a caveat to protect their interest in the site.

But Mr Issa and Mr Anisse’s company did not end up buying. Instead, their company removed its caveat from the property on the same day a company owned by Mr Anisse’s father Frank lodged a caveat on the latter. Frank Anisse's company then purchased the property on March 3, 2016 for $1.75 million, and transferred the title the same day to a company owned by developers Charlie Ayoub and Nedale Hamdan for $3 million.

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« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2019, 11:22:22 AM »
Another one in the trough...
Why else do people want to be councillors? It’s just a money making exercise for them and their developer mates


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« Reply #70 on: January 14, 2019, 11:34:17 AM »
I see another music festival goer carked it on the week-end.

Good looking young girl, the world at her feet for the taking.
Well, that's never gunna happen now.

There's some slow learners out there who pay the ultimate price for some fun.

We had two in one week involving members of my family assisting.
1. Work Christmas party, son's flatmate goes out and parties. Son comes downstairs at mid-night to get a drink and there is flatmate gasping for air, then not gasping for air. Son did CPR on her (on the phone to 000) until the ambo's got there, he got her breathing again thank goodness.
2. Daughter goes to a music festival and the friend she goes with buggers off. Finally finds her in some random persons tent gasping for air. Daughter says "I know how this is going to go" and calls the ambos who got there at about the time she stopped breathing. Friends parents come and pick her up (which is what I would expect) then DROP HER BACK the next day!!!

Apparently a pill is approx. $25 and keeps you going for most of the night, grog was over $10 each drink. For some of the Darwin Award wannabe's this is a risk worth taking.
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« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2019, 12:15:50 PM »
I,m getting a bit sick of the victims being called kids. The majority are over 18. They are not braindead 14 year olds. I see that fugwit koche trying to put the wind up the NSW premier gladys whatever. He kept tcalling the victims kids. Dickheads, morons, f-wits ..yes...kids..NO.  They all know its illegal but say f -you...I,ll do what I want.   You get what you sow!!!

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« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2019, 01:14:12 PM »
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Apparently a pill is approx. $25 and keeps you going for most of the night, grog was over $10 each drink.
THIS! This is why..

The mixed drinks tax that is supposed to stop them from buying spirits and gettin smashed is working - they aren't buying booze and turning into alchos...
They are buying $25 pills that turn them into corpses... As someone asked earlier - is the music that ****in bad?

Bottles of water at some of these festivals are $12.00, not sure if they actually have beer/mixed at the festivals as I've never been to one... 
You can buy a 24 pack of bottles of water at the servo near home for $6.00 everyday...
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« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2019, 01:46:34 PM »
I'm not sure I understand the vitriol cast upon those that have used illicit pills and paid the ultimate price, wether they are under 18 or not makes no difference. They have made an ill considered decision and sadly the purveyors of these insidious drugs have gotten away with it.
Maybe our anger should be towards the manufactures and pushers of these pills rather than the casualty.
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« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2019, 01:57:44 PM »
THIS! This is why..

The mixed drinks tax that is supposed to stop them from buying spirits and gettin smashed is working - they aren't buying booze and turning into alchos...
They are buying $25 pills that turn them into corpses... As someone asked earlier - is the music that ****in bad?

Bottles of water at some of these festivals are $12.00, not sure if they actually have beer/mixed at the festivals as I've never been to one... 
You can buy a 24 pack of bottles of water at the servo near home for $6.00 everyday...

The festival my daughter went to was Falls and they were allowed to take in food, water and soft drinks, just no alcohol. As they could not take their cars off site once they had parked (until they were leaving) they were at the mercy of the organisers for alcohol purchases which of course meant inflated prices.

I think a reasonable quota of alcohol for over 18's would be more sensible.
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