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Old 5th Sep 2022, 04:49
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Originally Posted by TimmyTee View Post
you sound like the majority of Captains I flew with back in the day (in between two other common gripes about ungrateful tenants in their negative geared properties, and the evil tax man stealing half their income)
Unfortunately the same issues exist today - most tenants in rental properties are complete and utter deplorable grubs and they have gotten worse since ‘back in your day’. And the taxman takes an even bigger chunk out of your wage now than ‘back then’, when you include all the hidden taxes. After all, the Government wants us all to be self supported/not rely on Government handouts as we get older and retire, yet they pillage and rape us financially on our journey to retirement as self funded pensioners. Unless of course you are a politician, then life is merry and wealth is easy to accumulate.
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most tenants in rental properties are complete and utter deplorable grubs
Tell me you’re an out of touch boomer with a silver spoon in your mouth without telling me you’re an out of touch boomer with a silver spoon in your mouth.

Deadset w**ker.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 04:59
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Is this a joke?

An article by Kevin Rudd, in The Guardian, arguing that the ABC is not biased???
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
Unfortunately the same issues exist today - most tenants in rental properties are complete and utter deplorable grubs and they have gotten worse since ‘back in your day’. And the taxman takes an even bigger chunk out of your wage now than ‘back then’, when you include all the hidden taxes. After all, the Government wants us all to be self supported/not rely on Government handouts as we get older and retire, yet they pillage and rape us financially on our journey to retirement as self funded pensioners. Unless of course you are a politician, then life is merry and wealth is easy to accumulate.
Or CEO of a legacy airline- $2b worth of your tax dollars at work right there.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 05:36
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Originally Posted by brokenagain View Post
Tell me you’re an out of touch boomer with a silver spoon in your mouth without telling me you’re an out of touch boomer with a silver spoon in your mouth.

Deadset w**ker.
Ha ha. And there you have it! Shelve your emotions, I didn’t say ‘every’ tenant, and no mate, I worked hard to get where I am today, never had a family member, rich relative or gold lotto to help me. No silver spoons in my top drawer.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 05:39
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Originally Posted by Zeta_Reticuli View Post
Right I must be a grub hey? Because I want to live close to work yet cant afford to buy yet! Yet here I am using my trade to always fix up my landlords property for mates rates or free... and keep it cleaner than when he lived in it. Yep we are all grubs...
you are clearly a pratt!

The fact that your a kiwi, clearly proves your a grub! Tired of listening to you grubs on the West Island!
Tsk tsk now the nationalistic card gets drawn. I didn’t say every tenant was a grub, but the good ones are a minority. And I didn’t say that you as an individual were a grub either, yet you labelled me as a grub because I’m a Kiwi and you included a rant about the West Island. What a piece of work you are junior.
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
Tsk tsk now the nationalistic card gets drawn. I didn’t say every tenant was a grub, but the good ones are a minority. And I didn’t say that you as an individual were a grub either, yet you labelled me as a grub because I’m a Kiwi and you included a rant about the West Island. What a piece of work you are junior.
Well, if it's any consolation, I'm a kiwi and I still think Paragraph377 is a complete and utter Pratt...
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And why exactly is he at the jobs summit...
To test the service on the Prime Minister's plane

Qantas boss Alan Joyce snubs his own airline to fly Air Force Albo - The Sydney Morning Herald (2 September 2022)
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 08:40
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What was the carbon footprint of that flight? An A330 for 20 people seems a little excessive. Maybe Albo doesn't actually believe in climate change after all.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 09:16
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post
So what do you except a “neutral” ABC report should be?

I for one am glad the we have quality investigative journalism provided by 4C that has exposed many things the public needs to be aware of...
"Inside the Canberra bubble" is an example of how the ABC and 4C got a little carried away with itself. Yes they do some good stuff, tempered with some questionable "journalism".
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Originally Posted by Cypher View Post
Well, if it's any consolation, I'm a kiwi and I still think Paragraph377 is a complete and utter Pratt...
And being a Kiwi you are obviously a grub as well, just like me.
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What a vile, toxic industry.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 10:02
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Originally Posted by Beryllium Erbium View Post
To suggest that the ABC is in any way balanced is like suggesting that Biden possesses mental acuity, or the laptop doesn't exist.
Or saying Steve Price has been cancelled.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 12:47
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Nothing that anyone working in aviation didn't know. Anyone outside of aviation won't care.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 12:55
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Nothing new in this documentary. However it does go to show why we need IR reform and maybe why AJ is worried about the current government’s Jobs Summit and possible introduction of multi-employer bargaining
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No chairmans lounge for that reporter - he's been a naughty boy!
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Time to roll out some new aboriginal color schemes, aboriginal aircraft names and a First Australians employment and training program. Burrow into Australias society like a cattle tick.

That’s the Qantas way; When we want something from Government, it’s “We are the nations flag carrier - as uniquely Australian and warm and fuzzy as a koala - protect us!; However when it suits them it’s “we are an international company competing in a tough market - staff must be internationally competitive - eff off!”

The result? “Internationally competitive” crappy working conditions but “uniquely Australian” stratospheric ticket prices.

Qantas is a blight on the Australian economy because it sucks way too much money out of tourism and business travel industries.

P.S. To Ita and the ABC Board, I guess you didn’t need that Chairman’s lounge membership any more.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 15:05
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
While Qantas maintains its world class system of political patronage, starting with the Chairman’s lounges, it’s parasitic economic stranglehold on the Australian economy will continue.

‘’If you are a major shareholder, what’s not to like?
While I hate to echo Joyce "Virgin are as bad as us", fact is the Chairman's Lounge was a copy of the Ansett Executive Lounge, Virgin's 'The Club' was a completely over-hyped version of the same thing. All airlines chase political patronage, for goodness sake, ZL got $180M during COVID that no other airline got because it cried poor about it's regional network then went straight out and spent the money on 737s. If the government had any balls it would have demanded the money back. I'm not talking about JobKeeper and fee forgiveness (airport fees, etc.) as all airlines got them. ZL did what they did and got that money, purely by using their political connections with their Deputy Chair being the former President of the National Party.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 15:11
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Originally Posted by Chronic Snoozer View Post
"Inside the Canberra bubble" is an example of how the ABC and 4C got a little carried away with itself. Yes they do some good stuff, tempered with some questionable "journalism".
And what's the alternative program?? Sky News After Dark, where we have political has-beens such as Ms Bishop (I struggle to see a single think she did in her entire quarter century in parliament of any benefit and befitting her obscene pension/super) with a straight face saying the PRC invented COVID as a biological weapon.

ALL journalists make mistakes, Jesus, how many times has Murdoch and his dirty little gossip rag the Telegraph been dragged through the courts, not to mention 9, 7 and 10 (the latter who doesn't really produce news, just sponsored puff pieces).

4 Corners is the premier investigative program in this country, it has done much good over the years. There was no exaggeration in their program on the bastardry toward Witness K, Bernard and what we did to the East Timorese.

There is an argument to be made that ceaseless bullying and threats from the previous government have, at times, led to mistakes because the ABC has a quarter of the resources that it had previously. Thanks to the LNP, they can't even afford to caption programs anymore, using a stupid 'AI' generator that gets half the words wrong.

It's ironic, in corporate terms they are similar to Qantas, in Qantas' case, greedy management is stripping the company bare and in the ABC's case, it's been a government so upstanding that it's leader secretly held half the portfolios in his Cabinet (well, most of the important ones anyway).
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 15:16
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
Time to roll out some new aboriginal color schemes, aboriginal aircraft names and a First Australians employment and training program. Burrow into Australias society like a cattle tick.

That’s the Qantas way; When we want something from Government, it’s “We are the nations flag carrier - as uniquely Australian and warm and fuzzy as a koala - protect us!; However when it suits them it’s “we are an international company competing in a tough market - staff must be internationally competitive - eff off!”

The result? “Internationally competitive” crappy working conditions but “uniquely Australian” stratospheric ticket prices.

Qantas is a blight on the Australian economy because it sucks way too much money out of tourism and business travel industries.

P.S. To Ita and the ABC Board, I guess you didn’t need that Chairman’s lounge membership any more.
Obviously you despise Qantas so it's hard to assign any rationale to your posts sometimes.
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