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In Topic: how crap is this government ?

10 January 2018 - 12:18 AM

First up, I have worked and paid taxes for the last 35 years

the only money I have ever received from the government was the KRudd stimulus package


I have no private health insurance


I have tried to calculate how much 5 operations, daily dressing changes and a ten week stay in a private room would have cost


Just the surgeries alone would've cost you minimum 50-60k base, and that's before you add anything else in.  In your case, it could've cost you close to 100k easily.  With the private room stay it could've cost you just much depending on the amount of time they spent on you and consumables.  So, I would say, around about figure of minimum 200k is not out of the question of 5 surgeries and 10-week hospital stay.

In Topic: Android 7.0 Wifi dropouts

09 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

Funny, I am running 7.1.1 and have run 7 to 7.1 and I have never experienced the dropouts that you mention.  However, in my experience, I have seen separate Android devices (different brands and different devices) work completely differently.  So, my opinion is that is, at least in this situation, that how the devices deal with wifi or connections, is a function of the manufacture's design paradigm rather than an error or flaw on the part of the AndriodOS.  I could be wrong though.

In Topic: how crap is this government ?

09 January 2018 - 08:15 PM



People using super to pay for their medical bills. Doesn't it tell you our private health system is getting too expensive?


The thing is that I used to think that private healthcare was the best.  I don't think that now.  Simply put, the private healthcare system is there to cover a need for people to have elective surgery (mainly) within a timeline that they want and in style, if you can afford it.  Contrary to popular belief, I have since found out, is that most of the BEST doctors/surgeons work for, at least in part, for the government anyway.  Yeah, private healthcare might be getting too expensive but the organisations involved wouldn't be charging us those amounts if they didn't think that we could afford it somehow.  Which brings us back to what I wanted to say in the first place. 


There was a time where we couldn't even access our super for anything.  Now, the current government, in order to do what they want to do or due to "lobbying" of one kind or another, are changing the rules so that now things like this are happening.  Political lobbying used to be a nothing thing.  In the last 20 years or so, its become a tool for corporations to realign the political landscape as they see fit, given their views of course.  The problem is that our country doesn't have the legislation in place to deal with this sort of thing which then has lead-on effects.  KRudd's ousting, to name one example, was because of the mining industry's aversion to ETS.  Therein lies the problem.  Are they are OUR representatives or the corporates?  If they aren't, then a slightly expensive hospital bill or health insurance premium is the least of our concerns.

In Topic: My leg and the last 2 months

06 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

It is looking much better.  Thank God.  I hope things get back to normal soon, well, as much as they can in this kind of situation.

In Topic: Perth drivers - again....

06 January 2018 - 04:51 PM




I've been driving nearly 50 years, on every continent on earth, never had that rubbish before, but if there is an observation to make we seem to have an increase of morons on the roads of late :)


Mostly it's the older generation who have been driving on less crowded roads their whole life, then get angry when you perform maneuvers, that to anyone below 40 knows, is legal, expected and easy.
But to the older person, is reckless and dangerous.
Worst I think, is watching the older gen try and figure out how to change lanes, and exit\enter a multi-lane roundabout.
That said, us youngins are far from innocent; just the old:young ratio who ACTUALLY think they own the road (despite the stereotype) is heavily swung in the older folks direction.



Australian roads are not really very congested mate. I grew up driving in London, now that's congested and it was only a few years ago that I was the driver with Zeph in California, that can get congested, or try driving in Bangkok... :)




I agree.  I grew up in Malaysia where the traffic far worse than here.  The problem here, currently and I am generalising a bit, is that most of us think we own the freaking road and that there is no one else more important than us.  Whenever someone's late, they always blame that traffic jam, which happens every day, or whatever, when it wouldn't be a problem if they had planned their day out.  It even extends to what we do every day even if it is not on the roads.  I do have, however, a problem with older drivers.  Not all, just some who obviously shouldn't be driving but still are, usually people 70+ and above who have less than adequate reflexes.  I hear it all the time, where I do some volunteer work at an aged care facility, where the ladies (mostly) complain to me (while I listen) that they had their licences taken away from them because they caused a little bitty accident which wasn't their fault for whatever the reason.  I do sympathise with these folk, I really do.  Driving is probably one of the very few things they can do and be free, by themselves and we, or rather the people, take it away from them because they are dangerous.


However, back to the original matter, people should just chill.  It's not our family's road we are driving on.  We have to share it with others.  I may have a bugbear but seriously, I don't even react to that, even, because it is pointless to do so.  After all, aren't we all taxpayers and have an equal right to use the roads as long as we follow the rules?