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Old August 25 2014, 01:09 PM   #331
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Queensland is seemingly still under the Curse of Joh. But this curse is spreading.
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Old August 25 2014, 09:53 PM   #332
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Queensland is seemingly still under the Curse of Joh. But this curse is spreading.
The Queensland election next year might not see Labor returned but going on current polling the LNP is going to be slaughtered and only the sheer number of seats that hold at the moment saving them.

The LNP might also hold on to goverment but Campbell Newman could his seat.

November will most likely see the Libs in Victoria tossed from office after only a isngle term. Current polling has them trailling labor on 2PP 55/45 with a 32% primary.

We're also coming upto the first year annivesary for the abbott government and it continues to lag 52/48 (an aggregate over several polls). LAbor should get out and hammer bullshit on the $7 doctor levy to make sure that the only reason the coalition came up with the medical research fund was their first justification for it when downlown like a shit sandwich on moudly bread.
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Old August 25 2014, 11:06 PM   #333
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[briefly exits anti-politics mode]

I'd always thought Queensland had the mortgage on churning out (a seemingly endless supply of) completely imbecilic politicians; I was actually surprised that Tasmania has produced that...individual. Her remarks were beyond idiotic.

Palmer isn't even a halfwit. A thousandth-wit, perhaps. As (equally) despicable, contemptible, hypocritical and morally bankrupt as the major parties are, people need to stop wasting their votes on cretins like him.

[re-enters anti-politics mode]
Tassie gets its share of crazy politicians because 'Independents' can get into the Senate because of the smaller number of votes needed.
Can you name these crazy politicians. The Tasmanian Senate seats that haven't gone to Liberal or Labor have been taken by the Greens or Australian Democrats or the Independents Brian Harradine (who was a senator for 30 years) and Shayne Murphy. Harradine was quite religious but not in a bat-shit crazy way. For the majority of his Senate years Murphy was a member of the Labor Party.

Edited to add - one has to go back to 1971 to find any other Independent Tasmanian senators - Mike Townley and Reg Turnbull. Michael Townley ended up joining the Liberals for the election in 1975 and continued being a Senator until 1987. I can't remember much about Reg Turnbull.

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Old August 26 2014, 12:18 PM   #334
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[Dick Smith's] stores are horrible.
The electronics stores? They stopped being his years ago, even though they still use his name.

Not his image though. I wonder why haha



I remember when I was a kid Dad would take me to Dick Smith and I would stare in wonder at all those electronic components and diy kits and things. Freakin awesome. I went into one a couple of weeks ago and it's all gone. All gone. They sell consumer electronics now. Really sad.

Jaycar had a better range anyway
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Old August 26 2014, 01:04 PM   #335
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Hey Nick, how was your america journey?
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Old August 26 2014, 01:44 PM   #336
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Bank busting. I had to put it off till next year for want of funds.
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Old August 26 2014, 05:24 PM   #337
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[Dick Smith's] stores are horrible.
The electronics stores? They stopped being his years ago, even though they still use his name.

Not his image though. I wonder why haha



I remember when I was a kid Dad would take me to Dick Smith and I would stare in wonder at all those electronic components and diy kits and things. Freakin awesome. I went into one a couple of weeks ago and it's all gone. All gone. They sell consumer electronics now. Really sad.

Jaycar had a better range anyway
Think they were sold to a company called Adelaide Steamship and later sold on.

I can remember the big DSE catalogues of the early to mid 1980s with stuff ranging from electronic companents to CB radios and the rest.

We also had Tandy and their Radioshack range of products (not to mention their TRS computers).

Can anyone remember which of them had the 200 in 1 electronic kit? I can remeber getting one for Christmas 1983.
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Old August 27 2014, 08:53 AM   #338
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Bank busting. I had to put it off till next year for want of funds.
Oh I'm sorry to hear that! Welcome back to the BBS though
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Old August 27 2014, 10:31 AM   #339
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I just drank this beer from tasmania, it is super disappointing:

http://moobrew.com.au/beer/dark-ale/

I've seen Moo Brew on a few beer lists but always got distracted by something else so when I saw it in the local bottle shop I thought I'd try one. Nothing bad about it, but pretty damn dull and certainly not worth the price (a four pack for 22.00, pfft!)

It's too thin. Decent coffee notes though.
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Old August 27 2014, 12:50 PM   #340
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Weather's been wild today, but at least I have a warm jacket and water-resistant shoes (in place of the usual leaky ones).

The Govt is complaining too much money is out of circulation, hoarded by rich bastards and criminals (sometimes not one and the same).

Taxpayers the losers in black market cash stash AUSTRALIANS are “hoarding” an estimated $10 billion “under the bed” according to a landmark report revealing the extent of hard currency being removed from the nation’s cash economy.
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Old August 27 2014, 01:09 PM   #341
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It was 21 today, and totally sunny and fabulous!!

As to hoarding, I recommend the couch cushions, can usually find at least forty cents.
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Old August 27 2014, 01:11 PM   #342
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I have around 400 5c pieces they are welcome to come, pick up and deposit into my account for me.
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Old August 27 2014, 05:26 PM   #343
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I usually manage to get a few hundred in my big money tins before I take them to the bank. I buy those big tins with the $10 note on them whixh I am sure are available in shops all over Australia. I always plan to get one absolutely full but so far I Have cashed them in when only half full. Having $1 and $2 coins makes saving a lot easier.
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Old August 27 2014, 10:54 PM   #344
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I put all my change on my myki card so this plan of tins would not work.
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Old August 28 2014, 12:41 AM   #345
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Apaz it is all about dicks:

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-pol...27-1095mp.html
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