So long Sol, it’s obvious, you won’t miss us

May 26, 2009 at 4:49 am (fail room, internet, politics, radio) (, , , , , )

Sol Trujillo, the CEO of Telstra for another month has left Australia already back into the safe loving arms of the Americans.
Supposedly Australians are racist, from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, down to the lowliest bogan.

Trujillo has been the CEO of Telstra for a few years and has ran into the ground, service in regional areas has suffered whilst prices have gone up, yet he’s walked away with 30 million dollars. When he announced his departure from the job, Kevin Rudd was quoted as saying “adios” (spanish for goodbye) Sol being of Mexican decent has seen this as a racial slur and in a recent BBC radio interview called the whole country “backward”

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The Week in Dot Points

May 10, 2009 at 10:40 am (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, fail room, health, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , , )

*rumors about next weeks Australian Federal Budget were abundant – in particular the axing of the 30% Private health insurance rebate, superannuation contributions and paid paternity leave

*Malcolm Turnbull accused Kevin Rudd of being “hot headed” after a supposed incident over not having a hair dryer on his last trip to Afghanistan. Speaking of Turnbull, he announced rather pigishly that He and the Liberals will be ready whenever the Labor party are for the election. All getting rather childish in Canberra by the sounds of it, I expected him to be poking his tongue out after he said it as well.

*Death total from Swine Flu currently stands as being under 200, whilst the world wide hysteria kicks into overload and everyone uses alcohol hand sanitizer like Niles Crane from Frasier.

*Everyone learned that those in the Congo Army believe that sodomising Pygmies give supernatural powers

*In Australia the gender test for pregnant couples has been made available – which has struck fear into those hate filled right to lifers (who will gladly kill you if you ever mention the “A” word around them) saying that couples who find out the gender of their unborn child at 8 weeks will lead to more abortions.

*In Tasmania, it was found out that opposition leader Will Hodgman spent $13000 on his website – gee and I spend nothing for mine, he’s really being ripped off

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30% rebate loss hype – is it justified?

May 8, 2009 at 11:46 am (fail room, health, politics) (, , , , )

Rumors have begun circulating in the Australian media concerning what measures will be included in the Federal Budget next Tuesday night, the most predominant one is the axing of the 30% rebate on Private Medical Insurance.

Thing is, there will be conditions and an income test for the rebate put in place so those individuals who earn over $150 000 a year or families who earn over $240 000 a year will lose the rebate completely.

But that’s the thing, if your family was earning $240 000 a year would you really have a problem paying an extra 30% for Private Medical Insurance?
Really, in all honesty???

As someone whom has spent the last couple years living on under $850 a month whilst at university and payed rent, bought food, paid phone, power and internet bills whilst still finding a bit of cash to save, one would imagine that a family on 240k or an individual on 150k a year would find the adjustment easy.
Maybe cut down on a few lattes or trips to the theatre?
and thats another thing the Private Insurers are running round going “OMG OMG OMG IF YOU DO THAT WE’LL HAVE TO PUT UP FEES TO COVER THOSE WHO CUT OFF THEIR INSURANCE!!!”
I say “Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft”
The private insurers are already making a bundle, and even if they do lose some business the only reason that put their fees up is for greed, nothing more.

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Media Watch – 20 years of trying to tell the truth

May 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm (awesome pile, internet, politics, radio, Television) (, , , , , , )

On this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch May we hope you proOn this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch we hope you prosper for another 20 years!

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Australia’s Next Top Model or Bogan?

May 6, 2009 at 1:10 am (ettiquette and fashion, fail room, Television) (, , , , )

Last Night the second episode of Australia’s Next Top Model was shown on FOX 8 and it got me to thinking…
Probably 3 of those girls actually have the dignity, grace and good looks to actually get anywhere in the modeling business. So why oh why is there a bunch complete and utter degenerative bogans there? Why not have people of quality on the show AND MAKE IT A REAL COMPETITION!
no ratings are so much better for train wrecks aren’t they?

One in particular, Cassie I believe her name is, spent last nights episode either crying, swearing, whinging and coming off as an idiot, and whilst her photo was good, her taste in clothing at judging WAS AWFUL! Others, whom their names escaped me acted like little shits towards to each other.

Here’s an idea, next season get people who really want it, not people who are going to turn the show into a circus!

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