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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1225 on: October 15, 2019, 03:51:14 AM »
 ;D It was the 3rd one we've rescued and into our dam.

Should be enough turtle meat for a feed.

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1226 on: October 15, 2019, 07:09:28 AM »
Be careful Kev, From small things BIG things grow ....... You might end up with a Turtle farm ..   8)
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1227 on: October 15, 2019, 07:16:36 AM »
;D It was the 3rd one we've rescued and into our dam.

Should be enough turtle meat for a feed.
Sure it's not the same one trying to make a run for it?
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1228 on: October 15, 2019, 07:30:29 AM »
Could be.... he had a little stick over his shoulder with some personal stuff wrapped in a handkerchief hanging on the end.

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1229 on: October 21, 2019, 05:36:13 AM »
I'll never understand some folks.

We agreed on a price for the car we were buying.

I said, any surprises I need to know about, i'm travelling 850klm to buy it.

No, all is good.

Next day, did I mention there is a primer patch on the left door?

No, you didn't..... we negotiate $200 off the price and agree to still do the deal.
I asked, can you chuck a charger on the battery for me please.

We arrive at Medowie at 2:45pm pretend time.

The car has the primer spot on the l/f door as he sent me on the phone.
It also has one on the left back door a bit smaller, and an another smaller one again on the front door.  >:(

Not rust issues, just spot where the paint was damaged. (Not a massive issue, but 3 out of 4 isn't one friggin door)
Left side was where a pushbike fell against it, r/f was when a mirror was changed with a different mount.
I can fix it easy enough..... so lets move forward.

Check the immaculate unmolested trim, to find a 3 inch split in the stitching on the drivers seat. 
Again, not a massive fix, but still has to be done.

Can we kick it in the guts.....
Sure thing, I hope it starts, I haven't run it for months. (Fuk me)

It did start, coughing and farting until it did run clean.
If you knew someone was coming, wouldn't you try it to make sure and give it a start prior?  ???
Keep in mind, I texted him at Grafton and at Buluhdelah on the way.

We do the handover and receipt stuff.

Oh, I suppose I better get the stuff that goes with it out of the shed.
I knew what spares were coming with it and even then, I had to ask about the wheel trims.
Another trip to the shed....  ???

Would you not, have the stuff out ready, when the last text was sent, I was 45 minutes away.
The car had a healthy layer of dust over it.
I would've thrown a bucket of bubbles over it to make it look at purdy as I could.

Still a very good buy, but it seems, some folks are just lazy or dumb or both.

Not a rant, just an observation of what people are like.

As a dealer, if I did that, folks would rip me a new one.
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« Reply #1230 on: October 21, 2019, 07:03:45 AM »
If you knew someone was coming, wouldn't you try it to make sure and give it a start prior?  ???
When I sold my old panel van the guy absolutely ripped into me for running it before he got there.

He came one afternoon after work and had a look at it. He was happy with what he saw, but wanted to arrange a test drive the next Saturday morning.
The van was parked up in the far corner of the back yard and it was a 500 point turn to get it out of there and on to the driveway.
I thought I was doing the right thing and brought it out, parked it ready to drive straight out and gave it a quick tub before he arrived.

When he pulled up out front he gave me a bit of a mouthful. Apparently the whole point of the morning drive was to hear it cold start and first idle.... ::)

He still bought it.

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1231 on: October 21, 2019, 07:04:50 AM »
Unless he's had a few tyre-kickers already look at it, so he's a bit bored with the whole exercise ???
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1232 on: October 21, 2019, 07:50:56 AM »
Yeah i can kind of see both points.. When i sold the goldstream for the first 3 weeks i would pull it out of the shed give it a quick hose and set it up for the prospective buyer to have a look.
After the 6th week of people either not turning up or staying for 5 minutes or asking me if i could knock 10 grand of the price, yeah it was only getting pulled out of the shed when the prospect turned up and we would set it up and pack it up together
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1233 on: October 21, 2019, 08:11:11 AM »
Shit, we were price agreed to and send him a pic of the cash on the bench.

I thought he was a bit of a deckhead, but hey, just my opinion and I have others too.... LOL  ;D 

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1234 on: October 21, 2019, 05:21:08 PM »
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After the 6th week of people either not turning up or staying for 5 minutes or asking me if i could knock 10 grand of the price, yeah it was only getting pulled out of the shed when the prospect turned up and we would set it up and pack it up together
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1235 on: October 22, 2019, 06:47:59 PM »
Had many great nights at Parra Speedway.. Now its ****ed


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“Be there!” The Sydney Speedway, alongside the M4 at Parramatta, was once so deeply embedded in western Sydney’s psyche the '80s TV ads simply nudged people to turn up. But in what reads like the plot of an Elvis film, the small-time sprint-car arena is fast running out of track.

This week, the NSW government released details of its metro rail line. The route runs right through the speedway. Along with about 120 other properties, the much-loved motor racing hub is set to be compulsorily acquired then demolished.

Where does all of this leave the humble speedway? The answer comes down to exactly what it is planners and policymakers are trying to achieve in service of their nebulous term “liveability”.

“In a liveable community,” the NSW government says, “all people feel engaged, can participate in local activities and do not face barriers to carrying out their regular daily lives.” What if your idea of being “engaged” in your community is getting along to the speedway? It’s been the site of high drama, tragedy and triumph since the circuit was marked out in the 1930s and the clay track laid in 1977.

And what if your “regular daily” life includes a trip to the community pool? In a double blow for Parramatta residents, the city has been without a public pool since it was demolished in 2017 to make way for the government’s BankWest stadium. The community will now reportedly be forced to wait for another four years until the new one is built at a cost to NSW taxpayers of $38.5 million

Paramatta speedway demolition
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/stay-angry-racing-fans-fight-to-save-sydney-speedway-from-new-metro-20191022-p53386.html
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1236 on: October 23, 2019, 07:59:06 AM »
Yep, Speedways are just noisy, dirty, smelly, dangerous blots on the "livable" landscape, disturbing our pleasant environment; just like shooting ranges, airports & similar, which were built here 80 years ago, in the middle of 1000 acres of bush, but which we now don't want near by (despite moving in next door to one) :'( >:D
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1237 on: October 23, 2019, 08:31:00 AM »
David Lowey Fixed that problem with his Flying Warbird Air Museum at Temora NSW, He developed the site and surrounding estates  that have binding covenant conditions when  you buy / build  there knowing you cant complain / shut down the Airport / museum flying operations ..
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1238 on: October 23, 2019, 03:09:57 PM »
Yep, Speedways are just noisy, dirty, smelly, dangerous blots on the "livable" landscape, disturbing our pleasant environment; just like shooting ranges, airports & similar, which were built here 80 years ago, in the middle of 1000 acres of bush, but which we now don't want near by (despite moving in next door to one) :'( >:D

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Nah not really, but seriously there are some twats out there that don't get sarcasm???

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1239 on: October 24, 2019, 08:23:09 AM »
I liked speedways until we stayed at the caravan park at Broome that had you guessed it a speedway next door

After the 3rd night of dust noise and "speedway, speedway, speedway" blasting over the megaphone the novelty wore off
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1240 on: October 24, 2019, 12:28:28 PM »
I liked speedways until we stayed at the caravan park at Broome that had you guessed it a speedway next door

After the 3rd night of dust noise and "speedway, speedway, speedway" blasting over the megaphone the novelty wore off
I'd have walked next door each night an watched it :D
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1241 on: October 24, 2019, 02:07:51 PM »
I liked speedways until we stayed at the caravan park at Broome that had you guessed it a speedway next door

After the 3rd night of dust noise and "speedway, speedway, speedway" blasting over the megaphone the novelty wore off

I'd have walked next door each night an watched it :D

or, moved caravan parks......... 8) ;D
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« Reply #1242 on: October 25, 2019, 08:41:30 AM »
I'd have walked next door each night an watched it :D

Yep thats what we did on the third night

Oh and to the poster that said move caravan parks you have obviously never been to Broome in peak season
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« Reply #1243 on: October 25, 2019, 08:45:28 AM »
Yep thats what we did on the third night

Oh and to the poster that said move caravan parks you have obviously never been to Broome in peak season


nah, never been there......only just lived there for a while......... ::) ::)
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1244 on: October 30, 2019, 09:29:16 PM »
The way it was before being sold out .. lifted from a Face crap rant ..

THE GHOSTLY REMAINS OF A ONCE GREAT STATE CALLED SOUTH AUSTRALIA DESTROYED BY THE SIGNING OF THE LIMA DECLARATION IN 1975.
THIS WILL REMIND MANY JUST HOW MUCH WE HAVE LOST... I HAVE ONLY SCRATCHED THE TIP OF THE THOUSANDS OF OTHER MANUFACTURERS AND BUSINESSES WE HAVE LOST TO THE CHEAP CHINESE MADE IMPORTS THAT NOW DOMINATE AND CONTROL OUR LIVES FORCED ON US ALL BY TH U.N.!!!

THIS IS JUST SA, NOW ADD EVERY OTHER AUSTRALIAN STATE TO THIS LIST AS WELL...

Not long ago here in South Australia we all had Jobs everywhere, we had Iron Ore and great steel industries, we had shipbuilding, Car manufacturing, Holden, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, even Lightburn made a Zeta, we built TV’s, radio’s, washing machines, Victa lawnmowers, hills hoists & fine furniture manufacturing. We built Car parts and we even made our own tyres at Bridgestone! We had fishing ports and cheap Petrol that was made at Stanvac SA, Bulimba Brisbane. Mortlake Sydney Refinery’s from oil brought from the Bass Strait, North West Shelf and the Timor Sea.
We built Aircraft, Boats, Submarines and battlecruisers, warships. Buses. Locomotives, Diesel-electric trains, as well as the tracks, and you can add hundreds more to that list.

And everything was “PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTRALIA”!

We had Corner stores and Milk Bars and Deli's, and Hardware shops all over the city and country. Flea Markets everywhere on the weekends. All our food was fresh and local. Our Milk and bread were delivered every morning fresh to our doorstep in recyclable glass bottles.
We paid our rates to the local council to maintain our streets and remove our rubbish. and we use to dump our extra rubbish free at the local tips.
We had work available as a driveway attendant at all our local Service Stations, that was when we had Australian own Service Stations like GOLDEN FLEECE that even had restaurants owned by H.C. Sleigh... I even remember good old STANLEY who checked your tyres, checked your oils and washes your windscreen. And at ALL these places you could find a JOB!!!

I remember going to Myers etc to buy Clothes and there was always someone with a tape measure to measure me up and all my NEW clothes fitted perfectly... Today I have to take clothes off the shelves, get them out of the packets, Take them to the fitting room and try them on... If they don't fit put them back and keep trying till you get some that do fit. 2 Hours later take them to the checkout that if it is not a Self Serve checkout. They are scanned and the operator tells me the price... Oh, I say... Can you tell me, the second-hand price, please???? These are new She replies... No, they are not! These shirts smell under the armpits... These are not new at all... How many people before me have tried them on??? I don't know what diseases people have. This is a public health issue.

We had PUBLIC UTILITIES like Power Stations, Water & Gas which would employ thousand around the Country and it was always so cheap, it would sustain thousands of Industries all over the Nation, this was how thousands of jobs were created.
We were all taught Respect for others and ourselves at school.
Then the bloody Government starting selling out our very souls !!!! It started to Corporatise itself and began to compete against private enterprise instead of Govern. Local Councils started to buy up Caravan & Tourist Parks in all the major tourist spots and build Shopping Hubs and rented them out and at the same time dictate to all others what you can and can not do...

Then we started going downhill.

All our companies and manufacturers started going offshore or close down because this new corporate government did deals with other countries under free trade agreements that allowed them to totally wipe out our business and manufacturing by allowing foreign businesses to start flooding our once great nation with their cheap imported crap.

We as Australians use to all watch each other's backs and respect each other and all say G'day with a smile because we were all happy with our freedom and our wonderful democracy. Children could safely go anywhere as long as they were home before dark. Now we just watch each other through security screens and burglar alarms and live in constant FEAR & STRESS

These Foreign Countries were allowed to just march in and start taking over and rape and pillage all our resources. They started driving our Farmers off their lands and then sold it to these foreign countries.
They cut back funding to our education system and slowed down teaching trade skills to our youth and set up 457 visa’s to replace our trade workers with poor quality cheap workers from overseas. These things left our once beautiful Country in tatters!
Politicians allowed Foreign Countries to buy our Power Stations and guaranteed them that they would always make a profit at our expense no matter what.

Now because we have lost so much the Government then realised they don't get much income anymore and have to find new ways to make money so it hits it’s own people further in the pocket. They invented things like GST, Excise Taxes, Levy's buy the hundreds on everything. They cut funding to our Emergency Services and forced us to all pay an Emergency Services Levy, they cut funding to our Police and Public housing.
All our Public owned Forestries were sold off to foreign ownership.

These new Corporate Government Politicians laughed in our faces and gave themselves MASSIVE pay rises and they all pat themselves on the back knowing that we are so dumb and stupid we would not know what is going on!
Now they tell us we have to tighten our belts and lose what little we have left to pay back the MASSIVE DEBT they left us all in after gifting other countries billions in foreign aid setting up their countries at the peril of our own...

Everywhere I shop today just about everything is "MADE IN CHINA" and it dawned on me that every time I buy something made in China I am actually funding China to buy up my own country out from under my feet. We are making China so much profit they can now afford to buy us right out which is exactly what they are doing and our Government is helping them do so.

Today I drive the main roads around Adelaide and all I see is the empty buildings that once housed all these great manufacturing companies and when I drive past the Holden Plant at Elizebeth totally empty I begin to literally cry for what has happened to my once great nation.

This overpaid government needs more taxes to live on so they are now going to force our elderly (God bless them, for they were the ones that helped build this Nation in the first place) back into the workforce until they are 70. and tell everyone to go out and get a JOB!! But this is NOT just South Australia, this has happened all over Australia.

So can someone in this new Corporate Government tell us EXACTLY WHERE THESE BLOODY JOBS ARE???????????????????????

SELL THE MILK AUSTRALIA... NOT THE WHOLE COW!

BECAUSE EVERY BLOODY THING LISTED ABOVE IS NOW GONE, GONE, GONE AND JUST LEFT TO DECAY!!!!

GET THE PICTURE YET???



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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1245 on: October 30, 2019, 09:32:43 PM »
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« Reply #1246 on: October 31, 2019, 04:41:39 AM »
got the 25 words or less version?
Someone doesn’t like the free market....
Apparently the communist model is a better way to do business.

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« Reply #1247 on: October 31, 2019, 08:47:05 AM »
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Someone doesn’t like the free market....
Apparently the communist model is a better way to do business.
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« Reply #1248 on: October 31, 2019, 10:57:30 AM »
got the 25 words or less version?
We used to make stuff. Now it's cheaper getting it from overseas.
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1249 on: October 31, 2019, 10:58:57 AM »
We used to make stuff. Now it's cheaper getting it from overseas.

Yep, that's what happens when everyone is chasing stuff for the cheapest price possible.
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