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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1825 on: October 18, 2019, 10:06:40 AM »
Honestly how do you get onto these gigs???

Its not that hard to get on, a couple of tickets and an industry induction card and your away

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1826 on: October 18, 2019, 11:21:45 AM »
2 guys working 56 hours = 112 hours and $400k
3 guys working 36 hours = 108 hours and $330k

I've just increased employment by 50% and cut costs by 15%.

Not only that but I protected the 40 hour work week that unions fought so hard for.

The govt saying it isn't costing the taxpayer but borne by the builder is wrong. The builder already built it in to the contract at the start.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1827 on: October 19, 2019, 08:54:50 AM »
the industry standard 56-hour week

When did the "standard" become 56 hours ???

By my arif rithme sums (& I admit I've only the normal 10 each fingers & toes so no promises this is right! ;D) it works out that 7 x 8 = 56, which would sort of suggest an 8 hour day, 7 days a week ???

I know looking at building projects up here, both minor & major, that there ain't too many workers to be seen on a Sunday, & big job are pretty quiet on Saturday as well ???
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1828 on: October 19, 2019, 02:07:26 PM »
I would suggest most would be doing 5x 10h days and a “half” day on Saturday.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1830 on: October 23, 2019, 06:56:26 PM »
630am to 5pm 5 days a week and 630 to 11 at 12 on Saturday is pretty standard for that industry

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1831 on: October 24, 2019, 09:07:19 AM »
Google does a photobucket

& quite a few people have asked me why I'm not interested in doing anything with the Cloud ... >:(
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1832 on: October 24, 2019, 09:11:42 AM »
Google does a photobucket
https://www.smh.com.au/technology/gmail-hooked-us-on-free-storage-now-google-is-making-us-pay-20191023-p5339l.html

Yes and No, the pricing pretty reasonable, and you still get a decent amount free, neither of which you could say about Photobucket.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1833 on: October 25, 2019, 06:41:24 AM »
Who would of ever thought that drug deals would happen at Injecting Rooms ??? ??? ???
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/two-staff-linked-to-safe-injecting-room-arrested-over-drug-trafficking-20191024-p533z4.html
From the day these were opened, deals have been going on.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1834 on: October 25, 2019, 07:42:29 AM »
Who would of ever thought that drug deals would happen at Injecting Rooms ??? ??? ???
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/two-staff-linked-to-safe-injecting-room-arrested-over-drug-trafficking-20191024-p533z4.html
From the day these were opened, deals have been going on.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1835 on: October 25, 2019, 07:48:42 AM »
Who would of ever thought that drug deals would happen at Injecting Rooms ??? ??? ???
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/two-staff-linked-to-safe-injecting-room-arrested-over-drug-trafficking-20191024-p533z4.html
From the day these were opened, deals have been going on.
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The 2 were linked to the health centre, not the injecting room. Police are not alleging that any offences occurred inside the health facility.
So 2 people that worked in the health centre, not the injecting room, were selling drugs. If it was a chemist, or doctor selling drugs, would it be such a "outcry" What were they selling? Meth, Cannabis, Ecstasty? If it was, again nothing to do with the injecting room. Lets just find out all the facts before we make assumptions.
But hell, that wouldnt sell papers would it.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1836 on: October 25, 2019, 08:09:10 AM »
The 2 were linked to the health centre, not the injecting room. Police are not alleging that any offences occurred inside the health facility.
So 2 people that worked in the health centre, not the injecting room, were selling drugs. If it was a chemist, or doctor selling drugs, would it be such a "outcry" What were they selling? Meth, Cannabis, Ecstasty? If it was, again nothing to do with the injecting room. Lets just find out all the facts before we make assumptions.
But hell, that wouldnt sell papers would it.

People buy papers ?

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1837 on: October 25, 2019, 08:24:51 AM »
People buy papers ?

All the time!

Toilet paper, paper towel, printer paper ...  ;D
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1838 on: October 25, 2019, 08:41:29 AM »
People buy papers ?
The customers of the healthcare workers might have been buying Tally Ho papers.... ;D

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1839 on: October 25, 2019, 09:32:02 AM »
The customers of the healthcare workers might have been buying Tally Ho papers.... ;D
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1840 on: October 25, 2019, 09:43:31 AM »
The 2 were linked to the health centre, not the injecting room. Police are not alleging that any offences occurred inside the health facility.
So 2 people that worked in the health centre, not the injecting room, were selling drugs. If it was a chemist, or doctor selling drugs, would it be such a "outcry" What were they selling? Meth, Cannabis, Ecstasty? If it was, again nothing to do with the injecting room. Lets just find out all the facts before we make assumptions.
But hell, that wouldnt sell papers would it.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1842 on: October 27, 2019, 04:32:33 PM »
Interesting artical ... Your welcome to climb Ayers Rock .. https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/theyre-welcome-to-it-custodian-of-uluru-had-no-problem-with-tourists-climbing-the-rock-and-aborigines-were-scaling-the-monolith-in-the-1940s/ar-AAEcxax

I have read similar before regarding Paddy Uluru and his comments people being allowed to climb the Rock.   Rather then 'sacred' reasons for the closure it seems it is more a case of the rescue/recoveries along with the rubbish and human waste being left on the rock. 
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« Reply #1843 on: October 27, 2019, 04:34:57 PM »
I have read similar before regarding Paddy Uluru and his comments people being allowed to climb the Rock.   Rather then 'sacred' reasons for the closure it seems it is more a case of the rescue/recoveries along with the rubbish and human waste being left on the rock.
yep... and it will be reopened in a few years..
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1844 on: October 27, 2019, 04:46:31 PM »
yep... and it will be reopened in a few years..
Lol.
National Parks are famous for reopening everything they close, aren’t they..... ;)

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1845 on: October 27, 2019, 09:44:12 PM »
So its illegal to climb it now, so what happens if someone  lands  a type of  aircraft  on it ? 
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1846 on: October 27, 2019, 10:46:38 PM »
Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record



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NEW YORK, NY—In an inspiring story from the world of professional cycling, a motorcyclist who identifies as a bicyclist has crushed all the regular bicyclists, setting an unbelievable world record.

In a local qualifying race for the World Road Cycling League, the motorcyclist crushed the previous 100-mile record of 3 hours, 13 minutes with his amazing new score of well under an hour.

Professional motorcycle racer Judd E. Banner, the brave trans-vehicle rider, was allowed to race after he told league organizers he's always felt like a bicyclist in a motorcyclist's body.

"Look, my ride has handlebars, two wheels, and a seat," he told reporters as he accepted a trophy for his incredible time trial. "Just because I've got a little extra hardware, such as an 1170-cc flat-twin engine with 110 horsepower, doesn't mean I have any kind of inherent advantage here."

Banner also said he painted the word "HUFFY" on the side of his bike, ensuring he has no advantage over the bikes that came out of the factory as bicycles.

Some critics say he needs to cut off his motor in order to make the competition fairer, but he quickly called these people bigots, and they were immediately banned from professional cycle racing.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1847 on: October 28, 2019, 06:42:32 AM »
Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record



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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1848 on: October 28, 2019, 07:55:33 AM »
Interesting artical ... Your welcome to climb Ayers Rock ..

An old bloke I knew years back was saying that he did a lot of mineral surveys throughout North & West Qld & the NT back in the 40s - 50s.

Every area that they moved into, they'd hire a few of the local mob to act as guides & point out areas they weren't allowed to go.

They'd frequently find Aboriginal artwork in caves, but almost invariably, the local Aborigines from that area, would disclaim all knowledge of them - No, they're not ours - No, this isn't one of our places & so on.

Makes you wonder what the history of the various Aboriginal nations is?
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1849 on: October 28, 2019, 10:28:22 AM »
Funny you should say  that, I recall as a kid watching a B&W Documentary from the early 70's,  think it might have been  a Leyland brothers show .
 They were  up in the Kimberley desert region, and in this segment, asking tribal Elders about the cave paintings they were looking at, Heaps of  wandjina rock art and the tribal Elders said they  [ the tribe ]  didnt know anything about it or who painted it, it was there before them ..
That part of the documentary has stuck in my mind ever since, Wandering who it was that was there before he Aborigines..
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