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Still here!!

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Well ok this wordpress.com version of blog is still here tho not being used right now. The main blog is still where it always was at Opinion Australia so feel free to drop by and say hi if you’ve a mind to?

And don;t forget the ‘sister site’, i.e. the more interactive Australian Opinion forum is also chuggling along as it always has so as with the OA blog, just drop by if you feel like a visit… the regulars are a friendly lot. 😀

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Written by welshdog

July 26, 2008 at 10:09 am

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Qantas CEO, Geoff Dixon – another rort?

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In the light of the excessive remuneration received by Sol Trujillo we have to question the amounts recently awarded to the CEO of Qantas. Ok they *are* holding their own internationally and are one of the few airlines to be making a profit, howeve they are also in the process of moving 300+ IT jobs offshore in order to reduce costs etc… usual excuses.

Mr Dixon is entitled to fair return for effort I suppose, but surely when 300 plus Australian jobs are being moved offshore, now isn’t the time for him to be have AU$7 million paid into his super fund on top of an aleady generous package? Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if he even paid the tax owed on that amount but the tax bill is also being picked up by Qantas!

I bet he must be feeling really cheesed off about how badly off he is. Maybe *his* position ought to be moved offshore… and him along with it?

Written by welshdog

September 30, 2006 at 11:18 pm

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Some people seem to know my weak spots

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Someone on the ‘sister site’ who seems to be female (but you can never tell online) is really getting up my nose lately. She comes out with the most ridiculous statements and then complains about being picked up on them.

Recently she’s called herself ‘christian’ then says she doesn’t care if people are executed or not, has said Australians are greedy, lazy and stupid, and that men don;t know how to do housework. She’s *now* decided that because I complain when she makes idiotic statments that it must mean I fancy her!! And if *that* isn’t *the* most idiotic statement ever then I don’t know what is.

Trouble is… I’m a moderator so whilst in theory I can ban her or modify/delete her posts… it would make me look like a right intolerant prat.However… there is a limit to how far I can be stretched and if she keeps it up she’ll be out of there quick smart!!!

Aggravating bloody woman. It amazes me how people like her can be allowed to vote. Oops sorry… while she *is* allowed to vote… in fact is *required by law to vote… she doesn’t… because of her religious convictions and all that guff.

Yeah right – she still manages to whinge on about how bad the government is and how far downhill society has deteriorated but at the same time has detatched herself from any responsibility for it!. Pure hypocrisy.

I can tolerate any amount of stupidity from people who know no better, or can’t learn, but when people *won’t* learn it gets right up my nose.

Written by welshdog

September 30, 2006 at 8:39 pm

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Posh Spice to sing no more

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In a less than surprising announcement, Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, has told the the world she is quitting the music industry and will take no further part in it.

Posh Spice

No doubt legions of us will be heaving a collective sigh of relief… tho many of us will also question whether she and music ever *did* have much of a connection?

Written by welshdog

September 30, 2006 at 2:57 pm

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Sol Trujillo – less is more

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According to News.com, one of Telstra boss Sol Trujillo’s top managers is accusing the government of running a “a “vile and vicious” personal campaign against the Telstra CEO”.

As if they’d need to. This is a CEO that has sat and watched Telstra shares collpase in value by a massive AU$18 billion… while he himslef was awarded a $2.58 million *bonus* bringing his total package to nearly AU$9 million.

Ih this guy is paid on performance like the rest of us it would seem that the worse off Telstra is, the better off *he* is. Nice work if you can get it though.

Any conspiracy theorists out there want to make something of the fact Mr Trujillo is American and so is the majority of the ‘new blood’ he instlled to make sure the company was run the way he wanted it to be??

What’s wrong with having Australain management running an iconic Australian company I wonder??

Written by welshdog

September 30, 2006 at 2:48 pm

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Peter Costello sucks us dry.

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Lucky us. Peter Costello, our Treasurer, has unveiled the final budget surplus which is one billion dollars *more* that he’d anticipated sucking out of us. Seems the surplus for 2005 – 06 is a total of AU$15.8 billion dollars.

Which bum is the Treasurer?

So which bum is the Treasurer?

In the meantime hospitals are closing, schools are underfunded and the roads are crumbling under us. Whoopee… I’m so glad to have contributed to his record totals and so are the thousands living on subsistence wages… or minimal handouts from the government to stay alive.

It’s obscene.

Written by welshdog

September 28, 2006 at 11:05 pm

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Images?

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You may have noticed I’ve started to move away from the ‘pure text’ offerings of the past and started adding photos. This is really because I think there are some things that require a permanent photographic record and while I’ve strained to *not* do it I suppose fighting against the tide just puts me in the same position of King Knut that old British king. So… I decided to go with the flow.

Will I add pictures I’ve taken myself? Well yes… tho it’s a pain to have to resize them it’ll be silly *not* to do it so look forward to a more colourful OA 😀

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September 28, 2006 at 10:56 pm

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