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  1. Pretty much my whole life I've had three intermittent sources of income which required many, many hours of work. I did this to get ahead and to be independent in retirement. Now, a couple of years away from that glorious day they want to change the tax laws to rob me of planned super income as well as tax me more for the arse busting hours I do so they can pay extra to people who, in many cases, can't be arsed trying any harder. I'm happy to pay my share to give people a leg up, but I'm stuffed if I just want to pad the pockets of unionists who see it as their right to get as much as possible for doing as little as possible. Where's the incentive to work harder? Flattening tax rates minimises tax creep which actually gives people value for working harder. Why not just bludge along, never aspire to anything and then grab a handout from the government at the expense of all the other saps trying to get ahead. As for people on $250k - well they're paying 10x the tax of someone on $45k so that's a fair difference in accumulated rate. I don't know what the perfect tax system is but it should be one that encourages people to work harder, earn more and naturally pay more tax - not get it forcibly taken with tax hikes. Laws should be encouraging people to fund their own retirement instead of relying on the pension. FFS our politicians are idiots.
  2. Actually he said it again in a press conference today. I can't remember the subject though - not that it really matters.
  3. It really worries me when Bill Shorten says "We have no plans for...". Seems like careful wording to drop a bombshell after being elected. I find it very hard to trust him.
  4. A new bike would probably fix it. If not, get a new trainer as well
  5. With many thanks to Torn I hope to be trying Hokas this afternoon
  6. Just binge watched the rest - room got dusty a few times...
  7. And they're short - about 25 mins an episode.
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    TV Shows

    Not sure, have you had a lobotomy?
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    TV Shows

    You need to look harder - it's not all about the Block and Current Affair.
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    TV Shows

    We don't care about the people that watch it, and we don't care that you don't care. We're just making the observation we're not enamoured by the current pop-culture that seems to grip people who might otherwise be drawn to Scientology For the record I don't listen to One Direction but I'm sure you don't give a fark about that either.
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    I don't understand the hysteria about GOT (having never watched it) when there are some brilliant shows which are food for the mind. I've just watched a new show called The Recording Studio on the ABC and it was pretty good (I have a long term interest in recording) but they have a fair emotional thread to the stories. Now watching Employable Me which is simply amazing. If you're ever feeling sorry for yourself, take a look at this and watch some real resilience.
  12. Flanman, try to get onto Mango or JenRuns and ask them to put you in touch with Jenny McGowan. She's done Busso a couple of times on her trike so must have some way of transporting it.
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    Fitness Devices

    OW swimming is something I do want. Not overly fussed with quick replies, music etc as I always carry my phone anyway. It's more to record the non-standard things I do. I think NFC payments is handy - never know when you might need it.
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    No chance Rog, very unimpressed with the direction Apple is heading and certainly don't want to encourage them. The watch is indicative of the issue; overpriced, under-spec'd, form over function, crap battery life, unreliable connections, cases popping out etc. We're in the midst of swapping our Mac servers for Linux boxes and replacing desktops with Windows machines. I'm sick of them. There's an old saying "Bill Gates wants to own the world, Steve Jobs (Apple) wants to change the world". It's been totally reversed, Apple have zero concern for customers beyond their credit card number. </rant>
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    Just caught the first couple of Episodes of After Life on Netflix. Funny but incredibly sad at the same time. Can feel and imagine the pain.
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    Fitness Devices

    I've found myself in possession of some JB Hifi vouchers and was considering some sort of monitoring device. Not really interested in the high level Garmins etc but thought a low-mid range thing might be OK. Does anyone have any experience with the Fitbit Charge 3 or the Samsung GearFit 2 Pro? It would be nice to have something which tracks swimming, sleep and all the non-running things I do (rock climbing, yoga, walks etc) and does the Credit Card touch thing. Any other suggestions/recommendations?
  17. That sounds the right size but happy to pay them forward again if they don't fit. I can arrange a courier so you don't have to stump up for delivery. PM me a daytime address if that sounds OK. Many thanks.
  18. These area about my size and I'd love to give them a go. I'm normally 42-43. Are they true to size? Where are you?
  19. ^ This. Seriously, I fall into a few of these categories but it doesn't bother me in the least what he said. It's just a bunch of words by an idiot footballer. Australia have many friends who offer far worse punishments but we seem comfortable to snuggle up with them. Qantas and Emirates is an interesting arrangement and Alan Joyce doesn't seem bothered by that. That's an interesting take on it and I think you're right. The problem is this is projected as 'hate speech' vs 'freedom of speech' and the contractual argument is simply ignored. The simplest thing for the ARU to say is he's breached our rules and his contract has been terminated - they don't even have to publicly state why. On a general point, I don't see it as hate speech. he's just stating what his sky fairy teaches him. If the world had more atheists this wouldn't be an issue because we know it's all bullshit.
  20. Yep, the left want to go further left and the right further right. Australia desperately needs a Sensible Centre party - one who understands that people need to be paid appropriately, taxes are handled in a way which is fair AND an incentive for people to work harder. Businesses (both large and small) have regulations which make them grow without dramatically increasing retail costs. Add to this things like dental onto Medicare, getting rid of the ridiculous referral system for chronically ill patients and exploring genuine options for future power supply (nuclear). Seriously, you can debate all you want but the offerings we have from both sides are shit. My assessment: I liked ScoMo better when he was treasurer. I hate Dutton and Abbot with a passion and the libs seem willing to self-destruct lemming like on their way to the right cliff. I can't cop Shorten, I'd vote for Pell before him - he's the epitome of the bullying ex-union leader who would happily destroy the economy for a few pieces of gold. Labor gets in and our kids will be paying the debt. Hansen, Bernardi, Anning, Katter, Roberts, Latham, DeNatali etc are all morons. How TF did these fools get into Parliament? I guess that sums up the problem with compulsory voting - too many morons voting for too many morons. I wonder if burning a ballot paper would be considered a legitimate protest? Right now I'd be happy for Keating to come out of retirement.
  21. I guess there must have been a month's worth of vegan ones in there
  22. All our locals are thin snags - thick doesn't cut it.
  23. Happy birthday mate, eat up!
  24. WTF? No Buffy, no West Wing? WW is one of the best show ever produced. Most of the rest I'm with you, GOT, 24, Lost, BB, Sopranos, GA. I think I saw one episode of Dexter and the family used to watch House. My current do not watch list is MAFS, any cooking show and anything with 'bachelor' in the title.
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