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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2018, 02:03:27 AM »

Not to mention the speeches, oh the hours long speeches.  ;D

Well they couldn't be any more boring than the ones I hear now and they would be about 99.5% more bullshit free!
I'd gaurantee they would be 100% Less insulting to peoples intelligence.

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2018, 02:10:29 AM »
You could start your own party, then you get to choose which vested interests you want to be bribed by.

First speech should start "We`ll fight them on the servo forecourts."

Now see that would be a problem.

Being so anti big business and corporate greed, None of them would want to come near me nor I them.
And besides, who do you think the most likely people are to hire the hit man??
Hint: It will be the ones I close all the loopholes with paying next to no tax and  getting away with blue murder. I'll raise revenue there and start diverting funds for the benefit of the average battlers who are getting screwed in order to support the rich now. 

Who am I kidding?
I'm not even going to survive the election campaign without getting knocked with policy's like that!

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2018, 04:15:08 AM »
Vote Glort, eat the rich!  :laugh:

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2018, 09:19:46 AM »
Think I  may have started something....
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« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2018, 06:36:38 PM »
Good Grief!
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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2018, 07:33:44 AM »
Good Grief!

Precisely!

Don't worry Casey, I was raised by my grandparents. The elderly would have never had it so good as if I were in charge and ill even let you come live here if you'd like.

Hmm, The Lister party.
Won't that confuse the heck out of the Journos and everyone else?
I think everyone here pretty much would have a place on that. We have some real smart cookies here that I have no doubt would be able to do a great job running any country.

And you know the truthful fall back, we could NOT do a worse job than what's being done now. I mean, really, we couldn't. People here do not have the mind set to make the bone headed mistakes those running the show do now.
I cannot envisage for a start us all sitting round saying right, we need some new trains and during all the discussions one of not saying  " what size are they and what is the Max dimensions they are allowed? 
By the same token, the thought of building them OS when we are perfectly capable here and did up until a decade or so ago.  We could build them cheaper. We are already paying 10's of thousands of people ever fortnight to sit on their arses on welfare. Train them up, give them some skills and make them earn their money. You don't want to get your hands dirty or Chip a nail, that's fine, can't make anyone do what they don't want to... including giving  people money they are not earning! :0)

I went into the city last week by train with this thread in my mind. I mentioned it to the Mrs.  We got out at a city station and she turned and said look. Didn't know what I was looking at till she said " that gap is less than 10 CM. If they make the trains 20Cm wider, they are going to hit the platforms.
I said wait till they hit each other inside the middle of the city tunnels!

10CM may not be much but when you only have 5 Cm between a train of 8 speeding 40 Ton carriages and an essentially immoveable object.....

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2018, 06:49:39 PM »
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they would be about 99.5% more bullshit free!
I'd gaurantee they would be 100% Less insulting to peoples intelligence.

Hmmmmmm, I'd start with my posts.   :~)

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2018, 06:42:08 AM »
Hey guys, Glort is right about building them here. Ford and Holden (General Motors) have both recently closed their manufacturing facilities in Australia. The tax payer is now having to pay to feed, house and cloth these people and their families. It shouldn't be too difficult to retrain a person skilled in the production and assembly of motor vehicles to build trains.

The government are always banging on about trying to balance the budget, yet they would rather import trains that won`t work than create employment for our own people.

What a crock of sh1t, shame on them.
Bob

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2018, 09:15:09 AM »

It's a very sad thing that our icons of automotive transport are basically no more.

There can never be a thing built for out unique conditions like OUR Fords and Holdens.
The replacements, lets face it, on both sides are garbage.  Built in Brazil or Korea in factories that were bought cheap because they were problems to the previous owners by and large.

I will concede there was mismanagement in both camps on a corporate level but at a gubbermint level those facilities and labour could have been re trained to do so much else. We don't build Cars here anymore, we don't build ships or subs like we used to, we only make parts for planes and the gubbermint rail car building branch of the gubbermint, Comeng, is gone too. I came home on one of their bits of handiwork Tonight. Sure it was old but the thing had seats unlike the new trains where more people will stand than sit and they are still going and never were a problem.
Lets see how the things built by the lowest bidder go over the next 10-20 years..

We are selling anything worth a dollar and privatising as much gubbermint services as possible.  Hell the cops don't even do all the nabbing of speeding Drivers anymore. Part of that is done by a private bank !
Meat and crop production is being sold to overseas interests on a massive scale and we are going to the tubes fast as the idiots on every side of gubbermint can sell us off .

Spose the upside is we'll never be invaded. Too many countries would be invading their own interests and if some shithole  nation that can't afford us tried, there would be a lot of others keen to oppose them any detriment to their investment.

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2018, 10:08:18 AM »
Switzerland is a fine example of how it should be done, spend the money on infrastructure, invest in industry, teach all the people how to safely use firearms to protect themselves. Avoid expenditure on any armament that could be perceived as having an offensive capability.

Consequently they have one of the highest rates of employment, the highest incomes and some of the finest engineers and facilities on the planet. They also have one of the lowest murder rates and avoided being invaded in two world wars.

With all the natural and human resources  at our disposal how come we still have some indigenous people with no education and short life expectancy living in mud huts?

Farming out government investment to foreign countries is madness and only exacerbates the problems, when will we ever learn that we need to look after our own people first because no foreign power is going to?

Can anyone explain to me why we are importing reo-bar, made in China from Australian iron ore and coal, via Spain? It would surely make sense to make our own reo-bar, wouldn`t it? What does it cost to ship this stuff all around the world and what are the environmental consequences?

Rant over,
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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2018, 05:44:16 PM »
Sorry Gents,

But the capital stops at the board meeting and not the legislature.  You're simply blaming the wrong tribe.

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2018, 02:42:10 PM »
How are you combining nuclear warfare with power generated via a nuclear reactor ?

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2018, 03:40:22 AM »
How are you combining nuclear warfare with power generated via a nuclear reactor ?

They both have killed and WILL kill a hell of a lot of people.

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2018, 12:24:32 AM »
Take a look at the actual numbers of what people die of and get back to us. You will find deaths due to nuclear are very low on the list.
How much first hand experience do you have in the nuclear industry ?

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Re: Further evidence of the stupidity of those in charge
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2018, 01:54:40 PM »
Hey guys, Glort is right about building them here. Ford and Holden (General Motors) have both recently closed their manufacturing facilities in Australia. The tax payer is now having to pay to feed, house and cloth these people and their families. It shouldn't be too difficult to retrain a person skilled in the production and assembly of motor vehicles to build trains.

The government are always banging on about trying to balance the budget, yet they would rather import trains that won`t work than create employment for our own people.

What a crock of sh1t, shame on them.
Bob

Where are these trains going to go and what will they haul ?