" The best laid plans of mice and men aft gang astray" ...
Baz that sort of statement really pisses me off sorry. It is defeatist and what I struggle against. If I said to you Galileo was father TIME not a telescope bloke. What would you say?Zablive;213667 said:" The best laid plans of mice and men aft gang astray" ...
I've no idea how what you have said above relates to what I said.jontymate;213673 said:Baz that sort of statement really pisses me off sorry. It is defeatist and what I struggle against. If I said to you Galileo was father TIME not a telescope bloke. What would you say?
The increment of quantifiably defining a pendulum made accurate time after his death possible. Without him you would not have GPS.
Nah mate. It starts with an idea.
Sorry mate, I jump thoughts that are not expressed well at times. A flaw that is well lived with, within!!!!!!Zablive;213721 said:I've no idea how what you have said above relates to what I said.
What about the millions of people who saved all their lives and invested on advice from their banks - only to lose their retirement savings in the GFC?
That's what I was talking about!
What Robbie Burns said is close to the Thai saying - No nobody knows the future.
"Och Aye..Rabbie Burnns...he loved a wee dram..".Zablive;213667 said:" The best laid plans of mice and men aft gang astray" ...
I have done exactly the same. It's not only at that level. A tradie needs the same education. Even some accountants 5555 (none on here) .bacwaan;214024 said:going back about 10 years I was having a conversation with a friend in Wellington NZ who was the Dean of Architecture at the local Uni about the lack of business practice being taught to Arch students...these kids were doing 6 years to get a degree and at the end many were going to hoist a shingle and start up their own businesses without so much as one module on business practice/marketing
anyway...me and my big mouth...ended up lecturing and taking tutorials on "The Business of Architecture" and "Marketing for Architects" as a guest (part time) for a few years there...I really enjoyed that and hopefully a few young ambitious minds soaked up a bit of experience from someone who had fallen into a few of the bear pits in the past and managed to survive
There is a requirement from Medicare that if you have been overseas continuously for more than 5 years you have to re-establish residency back in Australia before they will re-instate your Medicare benefits (which are suspended while overseas).pooyai;219079 said:I think at least part of the "problem" is that different agencies use different criteria for determining residency and different decision makers may choose to ignore someone's time overseas. I know of a person who was denied a new medicare card on the basis of time spent overseas but I got a new one mailed to me, my mail collector lost it and I went in next time I was there and they mailed me a second new one a week later. I had only been back for 4 weeks over three years. Likewise people are treated differently by the tax office which has its own "residency ready reckoner". The gorilla in the room may be if the tax office starts to look for people who are claiming the tax free threshold yet don't meet the residency criteria.
Or it could be just too much trouble and too unpopular and controversial to target pensioners, and or self funded retirees, I hope so.
sure,but why should the countries tax payers,who'll be supporting them, have no say in it?Distantpeak;219779 said:Can't really blame them... why shouldn't they seek? You can't pick where you are born... most aren't as fortunate as us...
Its still self interest. Why can't anyone from anywhere become a tax payer? What say did the Aborigine have when they were invaded? What did their tax payers want? Were the Maori tax payers keen on English settlers? Were the indigenous Africans keen on Dutch and British settlement?Moo Uaon;219815 said:sure,but why should the countries tax payers,who'll be supporting them, have no say in it?
if you want civilization as we know it disappear then this is how its done, when will somebody in Italy have the balls to do something?
europe will become the same as africa and the middle east - and then australia will probably follow