If I Could Turn Back Time

Those of you who live in Sydney’s Western Suburbs must have felt pretty special last March, pretty special indeed.

NSW had a new Premier in Barry O’Farrell, the Liberals were in power and things were going to change out west,Barry said so. To make sure we all knew how determined he was to make a difference out west, Barry held his victory party in Parramatta after the election. Then, upon realising that he had no talent whatsoever in his party, appointed himself as Minister For Western Sydney

The residents of Western Sydney must have been excited at the special attention they were sure to receive.

Well, I think Sydney’s West would now be wishing they could turn back time about now.

It seems all of Barry’s posturing was just foreplay, and he has now decided it’s time to thoroughly screw the west. Alas, I am quite sure this is not the special attention the residents of Sydney’s West hoped for.

One of the first things Barry did when he took office was to scrap the Western Express Rail Line, then he pulled funding from Blacktown hospital, but now comes the biggest shock of all… Barry is looking to turn Penrith into a nuclear waste dump.

Yes you read that right, a Nuclear Waste dump.

It seems some rich people over at Hunters Hill have an issue with somewhere near 5,000 tones of radioactive waste in their neighborhood, and who can blame them? I wouldn’t want to live next door to Chernobyl either…

Hunters Hill for those of you who don’t know it is one of Sydney’s richest suburbs. It has many of Sydney’s most exclusive harbor side properties, and is Liberal heartland.

In typical Liberal fashion Barry has decided the best solution to this problem is to take the radioactive waste from Liberal heartland and dump it on those lesser people who live out west.

I guess we should have expected this type of environmental terrorism from a Premier who immediately after taking power, carved up and effectively shut down The Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.

It is not just Barry either. The NSW taxpayer is also paying the extra salary for a Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney also, his name is Ray Williams.

So where is Ray in all of this? Missing in action it seems. Ray seems to have been happy to take the extra money for a Parliamentary Secretary role, and then taken up a second job, impersonating a mute.

My mother used to say if it wasn’t wise, then don’t say it. Ray Williams, a man known for having Verbal Diarrhoea, and for being accused of bribing a church pastor, has heeded that advice and is not saying anything.

This is such a disgrace it is hard to contemplate.

For starters Ray Williams should resign and go back to driving buses. Ray’s total inability to show any guts, or stand up for the people he is supposed to represent is reprehensible. As a Parliamentary Secretary, Ray has proved to be a total waste of space. It would seem Ray, you are one of those “Fat Cats” that you are always referring to.

So what is supposed to be happening with the waste?

Well, it would be moved by a convoy of trucks to a Kemp’s Creek waste centre near Penrith. Once there the waste would be processed and disposed of. This realistically means it will be buried.

The convoy of trucks would transport the radioactive waste through the suburbs of Sydney, past houses, schools, and parks where children play. Let’s hope there are no accidents or spills. But I would like to request that the trucks detour past Barry’s house, just so we know he has put every effort into safety.

O’Farrell made an election promise not to dump this problem on Sydneys West, and still insists it is something he does not want to do. Barry though, tell us that he has been advised that Kemps Creek is the “most appropriate site” for the radioactive material. I wonder if the person giving that advice lives near Hunters Hill…

Rumours that the NSW Liberal Government are funding extra wards at Penrith hospital to cope with possible birth defects, such as babies being born with 2 heads, or babies born with their internal organs on the outside, are just that, rumour. The Liberals are in fact cutting funding to hospitals in the west as part of the wests “special treatment”.

So, to the Westies amongst you, how special do you feel now?

While we can’t turn back time, we can learn from our mistakes. Bring on the next state election…Quick

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109 comments on “If I Could Turn Back Time

  1. Yet the last three TV news bulletins on Barry O’Farrell have been positive fluff stories. Yes there have been some minor negative stories in the papers but nothing like the hammering Labor always got from day one and to this day.

    And so it goes on, the constant painting of Labor governments in negativity even if it means undertaking distortions and stating lies to do so whilst painting the Liberals as positively as possible, even if that means distorting the facts and attributing with good outcomes that are not their doing.

    It’s a constant never ending process that relies on telling the lies and distortions so often it makes them true in the peoples’ minds and now ramping it up to even higher levels with well funded and organised zombie armies and astro turfing groups.

    And in the end when the country goes to shit because of an Abbott government it will all be blamed on Labor just as the US’s woes are blamed on Clinton and Obama with nary a word on the Bushs’ striking failures.

  2. Bloody hell! This is the sort of thing that perhaps should be spread by word of mouth. I’m sure that will make everyone overjoyed!

    Liars Party, champions of the rich.

  3. Wixxy
    Is it true that at Penrith hospital there is a specially installed full body scanner, the xray to ensure on fully fledged Liberal voters will get the medical treatment they will need .

    Have you considered the nuclear waste from Lucas Heights probably needs a home?

  4. Wixxy, have the local Councils been contacted? Quite often there are Council bylaws pertaining to the transport of hazardous waste.

  5. I had not heard of this and did a search. It was ALP policy before the last election. O’Farrel said it was a stupid idea when in Opposition but I do not know whether he said he would stop it.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/government-covered-up-toxic-waste-plans-20101017-16p6i.html

    “The state government deliberately delayed briefing Penrith City Council on plans to dump 5000 tonnes of toxic soil in western Sydney until after it had signed a contract with the waste company, internal documents reveal……………….. Yesterday the Premier, Kristina Keneally, ordered the head of the Land and Property Management Authority, Warwick Watkins, to examine other options for the toxic material after the government’s plans were exposed.”

    Its dated 18/10/10. The election was in March 2011

  6. “However, given the community concern regarding this material, I have instructed Mr Watkins to examine alternative options – including interstate or overseas locations – for the transfer of this waste,” she said.

    It appears the new Government doesn’t share her regard for community concern.

  7. We can add to this, the information put out by the candiate for that Northern NSW seat, claiming credit for health facilitites that were introduced by the Federal and previous state government.

    The by-election is not yet under way but the lies have begun.

    Keep up the good work wixxy. You have my full support when it come to NSW.

  8. Keep up the good work wixxy.

    I AGREE!!

    btw, I really like that Charity Shop idea. I wonder if the bosses here would consider making it a more permanent attachment down the side of the blog?

  9. “It appears the new Government doesn’t share her regard for community concern.”

    Maybe we should wait until the policy is enacted before we start complaining.

    I regard the post by wixxy as totally fraudulent. Notice that no link was given for the outrageous claims.

    This is just a recycled ALP policy mentioned by the media and a mess left by the ALP that O’Farrell has to clean up.

  10. Neil, it is not fraudulent. It was on the news over the weekend. They even showed a picture of the empty blocks with a wire fence around them.

    Neil, why do you always assume that anything negative about the Liberals must be fraudulent.

    It is hard to find links for some of these reports because they are not reported elsewhere in the media.

    Have you ever found anyone deliberately lying on these sites.

    It is not nice to be called a liar, when you put up a post, without evidence to prove you are.

    Do others accuse you of lying, I hope not.

  11. PS. Neil, the problem is that Mr. O’Farrell has found out, cleaning the siteup is not as easy as he thought.

    To me, it is not what is occurring now is so bad, this being reality.

    What annoys me that politicians criticise for the sake of criticising, knowing that the cricism is unfair.

    This is what happened here. Mr. O’Farrell and his party at the time criticised Labor. The criticism was unfair as they did not have a viable option.

  12. I regard this post as fraudulent.

    It was ALP policy before the last election to create the Nuclear Waste dump at Kemps Creek.

    I guess the deceitful wixxy forgot to mention that. There is some waste at Hunters Hill that needs to be disposed of.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/government-covered-up-toxic-waste-plans-20101017-16p6i.html

    Perhaps wixxy can come up with some ideas of how to get rid of it rather than to smear O’Farrell with a problem that Labor has left him with.

    The Nuclear waste dump was ALP policy last year. For some reason wixxy left this out.

  13. Bacchus

    I still regard the post as fraudulent. The implication was that this was a new policy invented by O’Farrell when it was ALP policy from last year.

  14. No way Neil. It was made very clear that Mr. O’Farrell claimed that alternative option which is now proven to be not viable.

    As the site was described and as I have said why not leave it in the leafy suburb where it now is. I am sure the technology exists to make the site safe.

    Of course you would lose use of the blocks and yes it might lower the value of the area.

    Neil, the truth is that state politicians have little room to move. They have limited resources, to meet very big responsibilities. that mean for every action there is a reaction. You cannot give to one, without someone else losing.

    The difference between the two parties is who are going to be the losers and who will be the winners.

    Most of what states deal with are the necessaries of society and are hard to ignore, like health etc.

    This government is unlikely to be better than the last. I would be surprised if it was better.

    The criticism is that the media see their role as creators of governments.

    They can only do this by demonising the government they wish to replace. They do this by creating false perceptions in the community.

    They do it by omission and publishing only negative stories.

    This undermines free speech and democracy.

    What I am attempting to do is to bring more balance to the picture. I do not know what the motives of others are.

    Pressure needs to be put on the media, to force them back to what their tole is. That is reporting and disseminating news.

    Reporting both negative and positive about all sides of politics.

    The last government was criticised for much beyond their control.

    Those making the criticism knew this to be true.

    We have reached the stage that ‘no” is the only response from an opposition.

    There is no bipartisanship at all.

    The history of governments show that the needs of the people can only be met at times by both sides working together.

    The result now is that important matters are not being addressed.

    Is this the society that you want to see continue Neil. One of hate and spite that is based on who is the best liar.

    In a democracy, compromises have to be made, more often than not.

  15. CU

    The post was deceitful and fraudulent. If I did not post no-one would know this was last years ALP policy. You should read the link Bacchus gave

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/10484119/ofarrell-searching-for-new-nuclear-dumping-ground/

    “The New South Wales premier claims his government doesn’t want to shift nuclear waste to Sydney’s western suburbs, 7News has reported.

    Under intense pressure to relocate radioactive waste from the affluent Hunters Hill area of Sydney, today O’Farrell says his government will search for another option.”

  16. Neil, that is what the story is about.

    Yes it was Labor policy and the media and opposition ot the time ridiculed and criticised Labor’s policy.

    Now they are in power, they will do the same or very siimilar thing with the waste.

    Therefore Labor was NOT WRONG at the time.

  17. Sue, I do know that in that part of Sydney the serious birth defects are high.

    I think but cannot be sure, 4 Corners run a show on the numbers.

    I do know I have a 7 month old great grandson born with most of his diaphragm missing. It is only thanks to the Westmead Hospitals that he is alive That is a miracle on its own. I believe he will never be 100% fit.

    It could be a one off, but when you look at the figures, you cannot help wondering.

    I would hate to see more waste be added to the picture, especially in this area.

  18. Sue, we heard today Mr. Jones ranting about water tables being at risk.

    Well there is extensive water table under Sydney, out to the mountains. This also needs protection for the health of those who live in there.

  19. I have to admit that this post by wixxy is one of the most deceitful and fraudulent posts I have seen in a long time.

    Notice that no link was given. Should have been spotted by you lot as being deceitful straight away. Then smearing the Libs in a cowardly way

    “Rumours that the NSW Liberal Government are funding extra wards at Penrith hospital to cope with possible birth defects, such as babies being born with 2 heads, or babies born with their internal organs on the outside, are just that, rumour.”

    Anyone who believes anything said by wixxy from now on is a fool.

  20. TomR

    This post is deceitful. When I read it I thought this was some new O’Farrell policy so I looked for the link just to check. I could not find any link so straight away I was suspicious.

    I did a search and found out it was ALP policy from last year reworded to make the Libs look bad.

    This is why I say ALP supporters are deceitful.

  21. When I read it I thought this was some new O’Farrell policy

    Perhaps you should read it closer then?

    O’Farrell made an election promise not to dump this problem on Sydneys West

    It was obviously something that had been raised, and, as noted, discarded by the previous Government as an option. To say it was their policy is, well, you had a word for that I think …. ‘deceitful’. 😉

  22. Just another Labor thing

    From the Candidate that is replacing the one who resigned.

    “THE Nationals candidate for the Clarence by-election, Chris Gulaptis, has been caught out with claims the State Government has stumped up $9 million for Grafton Base Hospital says an opponent.

    Following his preselection on Sunday, Mr Gulaptis included a figure of $9 million for Grafton Base Hospital among “hundreds of millions of dollars” the Nationals had directed toward the Valley since the March State election.
    “Mr Gulaptis, either through ignorance or incompetence, is inappropriately claiming credit for Grafton Base Hospital funding provided by the Commonwealth and former State Labor governments last year,” Mr Ellem said.

    “I’m calling on Mr Gulaptis to provide the budget details of his claim – where is the $9 million for Grafton Base Hospital?

    “If it is the same $6 million from the Commonwealth and the $4 million announced by the former Labor State government, Mr Gulaptis should apologise for misleading the local community.

    The claim has also angered Federal Member for Page Janelle Saffin, who worked hard to make sure the money came to the hospital during the 2010 Federal election campaign.

    “I’m furious that someone can try and take credit for something they had nothing to do with,” Ms Saffin said.
    http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/story/2011/10/19/poll-stoush-over-hospital-funding-chris-gulaptis/

  23. Sue

    That sort of thing happens all the time.

    Costello started up HEEF with $7B from his last budget.

    When Labor won govt they changed the name from HEEF to EIF and then claimed credit for the money spent.

    All the money contained in EIF came from Costello’s last budget

  24. Yes Neil
    I also thought that for the people of Grafton, their MP resigned because he was found out to be liar and the preferred candidate starts off his campaign with a lie.
    It will be interesting to see if it makes any difference to that safe NSW National seat.

  25. “and the preferred candidate starts off his campaign with a lie.”

    I am sure you only care when the Libs do it.

    I have seen many times Labor claiming credit for HEEF/EIF spending when all the money for EIF came from Costello’s last surplus budget.

    By the way the ALP has destroyed EIF. Costello put in $7B and then wanted only the interest spent leaving the capital for future generations. he hoped that future govts would add to HEEF increasing the capital and only spending the interest and that it would be there forever.

    Labor not only has spent the interest but the capital as well. There is not much left from the initial $7B. They have gutted it spending the money for short term political gain.

    A terrible govt.

    “There will be no carbon tax under the govt I lead”

  26. ????

    Now you are quoting News Limited

    “”I don’t rule out the possibility of legislating a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, a market-based mechanism,” she said of the next parliament. “I rule out a carbon tax.”

    Maybe there will be no carbon tax under a govt she leads because she will not be leader when it comes in.

    “”I rule out a carbon tax.”

  27. Yes Min, and the community WAS ready.

    That changed after the barrel of lies we have been fed by the very same organisation that reported her promise in the first place ffs

  28. Still we think we need an apology from wixxy for misleading everybody.

    Reading the article (which contains no link) one would be lead to believe that the creation of a nuclear waste dump at Kemps Creek was a new idea by O’Farrell when it was an ALP idea from last year.

    At the time Opposition leader O’Farrel said it was a stupid idea.

    We will see how he deals with the mess Labor has left him.

  29. Yes and how many people read

    “O’Farrell made an election promise not to dump this problem on Sydneys West”

    and I am not sure if that is even true. He did say it was a stupid idea when in Opposition.

    The whole article gives the impression that this was an O’Farrell initiative.

    The fact that no link was given should have made people suspicious.

    It is a deceitful article.

  30. “Deceitful article?”
    which of the many from any news ltd paper would you like to start quoting.

    here are a few ideas on end of the world scenarios

    nbn
    climate change science
    juliar
    mandate

  31. When people read an article not everything is absorbed.

    You have one sentence in a large article which gives a different opinion.

    I can only say when I read it I understood that this was an O’Farrell policy.

    How many people new that this was ALP policy last year until I pointed it out???

    It is a deceitful article written by a person who supports the party of deceit.

  32. Neil @ 9.05am, News Ltd was quoting Prime Minister Gillard:-

    “”I don’t rule out the possibility of legislating a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, a market-based mechanism,” she said of the next parliament. “I rule out a carbon tax.”

    As you are undoubtedly aware by now, there will be a price put on carbon emissions, then an ETS.
    You, Neil, unless you own a big polluting company, will not be taxed on carbon emissions, and there isn’t any tax on hot air emitted by humans so you’re quite safe!

    Then you quote the Prime Minister:-

    “”I rule out a carbon tax.”

    What the PM also said was “there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead,” which if my memory serves, was said during an interview where she was being harassed by a journalist trying for a ‘gotcha’.

  33. I expect to see a lot of articles in Media Watch posted by NoS as examples of
    “deceitful articles”.
    The murdoch press is very good with Headlines. In fact insert headline for sentence in the following quote as a description of many murdoch press articles.
    “You have one sentence in a large article which gives a different opinion”

  34. “What the PM also said was “there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead,” which if my memory serves, was said during an interview where she was being harassed by a journalist trying for a ‘gotcha’.”

    It was ALP policy. Wayne Swan said it to. Were they both gotcha’s??

  35. t was ALP policy. Wayne Swan said it to.

    Yes, and there is no carbon tax

    It is a Fixed PRICE on Carbon. It is essentially the same as the ETS under the Rudd Government, except fixed for 3 years instead of 1.

    Even if you want to play pathetic ‘looks like a tax, smells like a tax’ arguments, by the liberals own admission, a ‘tax’ that has a definitive end date is ‘levy’, not a tax.

  36. NoS
    here is your first example of “deceitful articles”, please note the headline and the general push of the story

    DFAT names Bali drug boy on Rudd website
    FOREIGN affairs officials have been criticised for posting a document on Kevin Rudd’s ministerial website containing the name of the 14-year-old Australian boy arrested for drugs in Bali.
    The boy was also named by Melbourne radio broadcaster Neil Mitchell in the transcript of an interview he conducted with the foreign minister on October 7.
    Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson sprang the transcript on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Secretary Dennis Richardson during a Senate estimates committee hearing today.
    Senator Ronaldson said it was a clear “stuff-up” and called on Mr Richardson to have the document removed or censored.
    Mr Richardson did not immediately agree.
    “Unfortunately the boy’s name was put out there in Indonesia on day one,” he said.
    “If his name had not been used by the media since then we certainly wouldn’t have it on our website”

    Now NoS are you still with me because if you read on there is this one little sentence which shows this whole article is a beat up or as you would say “deceitful article”

    Senator Ronaldson’s attack was blunted somewhat when a Government member of the committee later pointed out that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s website also contains an interview transcript that names the boy.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/dfat-names-bali-drug-boy-on-rudd-website/story-fn3dxity-1226171799568

  37. Tom R
    if you talk like that next thing you will say is that the POKIE TAX, is not a tax, how can i trust the msm when that is how it is reported. is it “deceitful”?

  38. NoS

    Wixxy’s article is simply an “opinion” the likes of Bolt ,Akerman and Jones to name a few, therefore no apology or need to be truthful, honest nor contain facts or provide a balanced reporting is required.

  39. “Wixxy’s article is simply an “opinion” ”

    It is a cut and paste from articles from last year designed to make it look like current Liberal party policy.

  40. How about we look at facts here Neil(s)? Mr O’Farrel said in October 2010, “To dump it in Western Sydney is stupid, it’s a threat, and it’s not the way any government would behave” (Direct from the Channel 7 news I linked to earlier.

    Now we go to Hansard on 14th October 2011. The speaker is The Hon. GREG PEARCE, Minister for Finance and Services and Minister for the Illawarra:

    What did the Labor Government do? It tried to hide for as long as it could. When it was found out by our diligent Liberal members, it finally admitted it had to do something about the site. What did it do? It looked at a couple of options. The most obvious was to remediate the site and dispose of the fill at the only place that can take it, the SITA facility at Kemps Creek. That was moving along and moving along, but what happened? As is usual for the Labor Party, it was got at by some of its union mates. It was got at by some of its then western suburbs members. Instead of doing the responsible thing—remediate the site and properly dispose of the material at the only place in Australia where it could be disposed of—that genius Kristina Keneally, in her usual manner of decision-making, asked the local unions and Labor members, “What should we do, children?” Of course, they said, “Oh, let’s not put it out there because we might have a political problem, and we’re only interested in our own political futures; we’re only interested in saving our seats.” So Keneally came out and canned it, announced that the Government would not do the remediation, that it would not dispose of the material in the only place in Australia to which it could be taken.

    Because of the former Labor Government’s behaviour and actions on this issue, there is a problem because the material was not sent to the place to which it was meant to be sent.

    Bold mine. Them’s the facts in black & white Neil(s) – your beloved Liars and obfuscators want to send the toxic nuclear waste to a place that is “stupid, it’s a threat, and it’s not the way any government would behave

    Now I ask that you stop being deceitful Neil 🙄

  41. Oops 😳 looks like I stuffed up the blockquotes. If a kind Mod would care to, the blockquote should end after the last bold 🙂

  42. Well Bacchus we will have to wait and see what is done.

    O’Farrell did say it was a stupid policy.

    Still does not change my opinion of the article. It was deceitful.

    It was ALP policy last year which they were going to carry through. Wixxy maintains that it would be a dangerous thing to do to ship radioactive material through Sydney and that only a Liberal govt would do something like that but perhaps it is the only way.

    Wixxy was playing politics with a difficult issue trying to score political points by throwing mud. He was trying to demonise the Liberal party.

    On 17/10/11 O’Farrell said this

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/10484119/ofarrell-searching-for-new-nuclear-dumping-ground/

    “The New South Wales premier claims his government doesn’t want to shift nuclear waste to Sydney’s western suburbs, 7News has reported.

    Under intense pressure to relocate radioactive waste from the affluent Hunters Hill area of Sydney, today O’Farrell says his government will search for another option.”

    We will have to wait and see what happens. Wixxy would have been better to try and solve the problem rather than to play politics and demonise people.

  43. Under intense pressure to relocate radioactive waste from the affluent Hunters Hill area of Sydney, today O’Farrell says his government will search for another option.”

    In other words, Mr O’Farrell has done exactly what his minister was canning Ms Keneally for doing last year 🙄

    Now I ask that you stop being deceitful Neil 🙄

  44. “They had ruled it out.”

    Only after protests.

    I still maintain the post is deceitful. It is designed to confuse and throw mud.
    Bacchus provided some info I did not know about but I still would say the same thing.

    One thing is without argument. The ALP has left a mess which the Libs have to clean up (as usual).

  45. Neil, Wixxy was playing politics with a difficult issue trying to score political points by throwing mud. He was trying to demonise the Liberal party.

    Hello pot meet kettle.

  46. It was ALP policy last year which they were going to carry through.

    This after I had posted what Mr Pearce had said in the parliament. I ask you again Neil(s), stop being deceitful

  47. Every single jolly time I read the title for this topic, I keep thinking of this one. And if I have to have it running through my head then in my opinion so should the rest of you. If only hey…

  48. Neil, I think it’s about time you got off wixxie’s back. You’ve made your point. Nobody here agrees with you yet you insist on attacking his credibility. In the eyes of many you are only eroding your own credibility.

  49. It was ALP policy last year which they were going to carry through.

    “They had ruled it out.”

    Only after protests.

    Goddam RWDB’s are STUPID

  50. Let me rant some more.

    This post was just a cut and paste from several articles last year. Nothing new in it.

  51. Let me say how happy I am to post on a site where no-one agrees with anything I say.

    Makes me feel good.

  52. Pip, clearly clarification required..I am really really hoping that this isn’t anything to do with a genital condition. And that includes you too Neil…

  53. Neil, if you are wanting people to agree with you about just about nothing then you’ve come to the right place. But come to think about it nobody much agrees with any of the Admins either, so you’ll fit right in.

  54. Clarification….. it means there is a song in your head and it
    won’t go away. It could be 🙂 or :mrgreen: depending on the song.

  55. Let me say how happy I am to post on a site where no-one agrees with anything I say.

    Yea, it appears you don’t even agree with yourself

    ROFL

  56. Tom..perhaps with the boss’s permission we could play music. What the heck, we might play music anyway.

    First up should be Pip because she has said 🙂 or :mrgreen:

    Go for it girl…

  57. Bacchus, and the lumberjack song is relevant to what? But that’s ok, it’s just what is happening in your brain at present..

  58. Neil is inclined to test the status quo here…

    ”The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

    George Bernard Shaw

  59. ToM, I thought you were here to post a song. Or a song and a dance. 🙂

    George Bernard Shaw was a wonderful writer of fiction, btw.

  60. Folks, this brief appearance has been fun but I best return to the sick bed. I have to do my utmost at completing a full day at work tomorrow to wrap up a few things before I start my 3 month secondment elsewhere on Monday. Those few months will see me spending a lot of time in Darwin and Perth and I’ve been forewarned that I’m going to have my work cut out for me. 😦 😦

    And another one . . . 😦

    BTW, I hope to put up another Indigenous thread over the weekend.

  61. Can you email me a screen shot of what’s happening? If you press Alt and Prt Scrn at the same time, it will capture the current window to the clipboard, which you can paste into an email.

    Alternatively, you could use the Microsoft reset feature :mrgreen: (Shut down your computer and start it up again)…

  62. Duh..sorry Bacchus, I finally worked it out. Ok now where we we..Pip was thinking about a song in her head and Bacchus played the Lumberback song. And goodness knows what song TomR was playing.

    My favorite from Jon English..I met Jon the first time during his Jesus Christ Superstar days, a nice bloke. But this one is probably my favorite.

  63. Min, at 7:02 pm, the Lumberjack song could refer to Billy McMahon, the longest serving PM never to have won an election. He shared the same apparel preferences as the proverbial lumberjack.

    Bacchus don’t knock the shut down and restart (cold boot) option, in desperation I tried it on my new digital video recorder and it worked.

  64. I watched video of Bill Gates giving a live presentation using the operating system when in “crashed” the audience laughed at him and he got real angry (its a billionaire thing) and from that point on Windows actually got better.

  65. Neil, as far as I can tell, wixxy doesn’t support your mob and how many times do you make claims unsupported by credible links?

    The fact that when in opposition, O’Farrell rubbished the ALP idea to dump toxic waste in Sydney’s west, would lead most reasonable people to assume that if it was a stinker when Labor came up with it, it would still be a stinker however you dress it.

    But apparently an idea or policy which is a stinker if it’s Labor’s, is suddenly the only reasonable course of action if the Liars party proposes to do the same thing.

    Which means that O’Farrell and the rest of the LIars Party NSW government are not just liars, but hypocrites. And if one extrapolates……

    He was trying to demonise the Liberal party.

    No need for wixxy to bother Neil, the Liars Party does the job perfectly well all by themselves.

    There is no carbon tax, Neil as you very well know. It is you who is deceitful. The text of the PM’s statement was printed in the Australian on the eve of the election and you have been provided with links to their site and many others, any number of times.

    You have made a deliberate choice to ignore the facts, just like Dolt, Jones and Liealot. It also brands you as a deceitful liar.

    Neil gives me earache. lol

  66. The whole point of wixxy’s post was than only a bad political party would even think of creating a waste dump in Sydney’s west.

    “In typical Liberal fashion Barry has decided the best solution to this problem is to take the radioactive waste from Liberal heartland and dump it on those lesser people who live out west.”

    Wixxy you will notice provided no links because it was ALP policy last year, invented by the ALP but stopped due to protests.

    We will have to wait and see what O’Farrell does,

    However it was indeed a deceitful and dishonest post.

  67. No, Neil, O’Farrell condemned the Labor plan for creating creating a dump in western Sydney. He now looks like he will accept the same option.

    Neil, will you ask your friends why they promised to move the Methadone clinic from a suburban area to hospital grounds but they are unable to do so now.

    It is my understanding most are in the grounds of public hospitals. this is where they should be. The broken promise is in the Mt. Druitt area. This is one promise that I find difficult to understand why it was not kept.

    Neil, will you also ask your friends why this government closed fire stations, mostly in the western and south western suburbs of Sydney during an industrial dispute. There was staff available but it would have cost the government more in wages. The government was willing to leave homes at risk.

  68. Wixxy, maybe you would like to follow up with the Methadone promise in the Mt Druitt area. It has upset many young mothers; I should check but think the MP is named someting like Davies.

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