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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TeeBee, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I think masks in inside public places should remain given the current numbers.
    Some premises are more of a risk than others but I do understand the difficulties of operating on reduced numbers.
    Tourism has had to adapt to different cash cows and that's one area that can operate quite well on internal vacationers.
    Bit like restaurants, if you rely on hifay makers you won't succeed.
    Without a strong local base you won't succeed.
    Holiday seasons are the cream.

    I see no problem with disconnecting from outbreak areas but the permits for disaffected people needs sorting.
    Govt's just sat on their hands till it all blew over.

    Prob is. I don't think that's the case yet.

    We certainly operated better than other states in terms of local economy compared to Vic and NSW by squashing infection numbers.

    I agree that it's certainly not in the news anymore.
    More exciting things for the tv stations to focus on.

    And on floods.
    Gympie and bris get 100 yr floods about 2-3 times a decade.
    Think someone would learn ?
    Only going to get worse.
     
  2. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    >50% wearing surgical marks here
    PR
     
  3. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Now that is an easy fix.

    They reclassify it to a one in three year flood. Then they can just say it's normal.

    Simples.

    (They use that method in NSW) Too many trains are running late. Definition of late is 3 minutes. They changed the definition to 6 minutes and told everyone that they fixed the problem.
     
  4. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    guess it's come down to the individual
    look after your self as best you can using the best info you have.

    Sort of understood border restrictions
    people have died because of stupid and irresponsible decissions by our leaders (go back to the cruise ship at the beginning and then go from there)
    If you have oldies why aren't you worried?
    Why does Qld need NSW to survive or WA for that matter, they have their own rescourses, farmers, pubs, cafes, restraints, tradies, techo's
    If they do there's something very wrong with supply and demand
    I do feel for families across boarders and people needing specialist treatment. The fu%wits in charge should have handled that so much better
    The society we live in now demands instantaneous gratification for for whatever is on there minds and the idea that the hospitality industries needed everyone to open their boarders shows unsustainability and over abundance based on tourism
    I know I'm leaving myself wide open but I real don't give a you know what
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2022
  5. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Agree 100%
     
  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With you Ric ..... I've treated it as though it's just another variant of the flu ..... used common sense & logic in deciding in precautions needed to avoid contracting it.

    Ignored what Palacechook the premier has said as it was a FUD campaign ..... no one allowed to see what information her decisions were made on = more likely her army of spin doctors telling what to do and say more so than the CHO. The blame game is her mantra and SORRY is not a word she uses & to say "apologise" is awkward for her to say with sincerity.
     
  7. Wiz

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  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Toyota would have been better. "Oh what a feeling!"
     
  9. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    or if you worried about mishaps "Build Ford Tough".
    PR
     
  10. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Now were are going to do the federal vote soon .
    It will be interesting to see if people vote out the lib/nats party due to the way they handled Covid and its issues an the political spin from scomo!
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Politicians take voters to be mugs.
    And in that they are correct.
    People have short memories.
    There's a huge pile of contempt and failures on the part of LNP but labour has been missing in action and don't offer any improvements.
    They are also owned by the mining lobby and big business.
    And the remaining parties? :rolleyes:
     
  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Danm, Col...that only leaves me with Clive palmers ,Australian party? Looks like mickey mouse gets my vote again this time around....heeee
     
  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    What about minnie mouse:D
     
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  14. Maccas

    Maccas Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of COVID, not so for the 100% of negatively geared investments voters, all of whom legally have their snouts in the Federal Government coffers, benefitting from additional tax minimisation the rest of us cannot. The greatest of rorts.

    No way ever, will negative geared investors vote for any one else or party other than LNP.
     
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  15. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    You obviously know nothing about negative gearing. Do you think any other tax deduction is a rort?
     
  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Albasleazy was asked the other day how many houses does he own ..... answer 3 ..... negative geared = one would expect so ..... expect he votes for labor seeing he is their leader and has admitted he is a socialist so you'd expect that would be his agenda :eek:
     
  17. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Negative/postive gearing with multiple properties is one of the key reasons people will always struggle to buy or rent.
    Incorperate that with too many b&b,s poping up every were.
    No political parties will touch this subject in there future plans for elections.
    I mentioned this to one of my friends about having 3 houses an there two adult children will never be able to afford a house.
    There answer was, when i die they will be millionaires!!! Problem is they maybe renters till they are in there 60,s.....
     
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  18. Maccas

    Maccas Well-Known Member

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    Building on my last post, during the last Federal election campaign, Albanese stated that if elected, Labor would make changes to Negative gearing, for example, grandfathering existing and introduce limitations on new.
    Guess which major party failed to win office?

    This time, will the combined power of incentivised pro negative gearers and welded on LNPers, together with all manner of ScoMo bribed voters, be enough to keep LNP from losing office, outdoing welded on Labor with disenchanted ScoMo voters?

    Wouldn't it be nice for a change, the majority of voters decide their vote based on incumbent actual past term performance, ignoring incumbent party voter bribes which usually end up pie in the sky?
    Doubt I'll live long enough to ever see that.

    Hhhmmmmm, is there any wonder whether or not Russia will attempt to influence this Fed election?
     
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  19. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Not all are negatively geared:

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese claimed $17,169 in travel allowance from taxpayers to stay at his mortgage-free Canberra apartment for 59 nights during Sydney’s marathon lockdown while staging “guerilla” campaign missions into Queensland and Tasmania.

    News.com.au can reveal Mr Albanese claimed a travel allowance for 74 nights in Canberra, Queensland and Tasmania, while Parliament was only sitting for 19 days during the same period.

    By basing himself in the nation’s capital during the lockdowns in NSW and Victoria, Mr Albanese was able to campaign in Queensland while the Prime Minister remained largely locked down in Sydney and unable to travel.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/wor...t/news-story/0707d81c57217566899e7081e12e38c6

    PR
     
  20. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Let me explain for all of you out there.

    If it wasn't for negative gearing, rents would skyrocket due to the shortage of rental properties. Supply and demand etc.
    Investment properties are lucky to make 2 or 3% return so why would you bother if not negatively geared.
    Rich people do not negative gear. Why would you spend $1 to get a 30c return?

    Imagine you are a builder. You build 2 buildings in 1 financial year. The first one has problems and your costs are $40,000 more than you were paid. The second you made $100,000 profit on. Would you pay tax on $100,000 or $60,000? This works exactly the same as negative gearing. You offset one loss to a profit.
     

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