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(BBC)   Prime Minister Abbott denies using state funds to go to sporting events. THIRD BASE   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 18
    More: Dumbass, Port Macquarie, sporting events, Australian Prime Ministers, community engagement, Frontbencher, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Kevin Rudd, conservative coalition  
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2013-10-08 09:07:39 AM
If I mentioned third base, then who did I say is playing it?
 
2013-10-08 10:45:18 AM
Pop goes the weasel because the weasel goes pop

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2013-10-08 11:03:13 AM
What's the name of the guy misusing state funds?
 
2013-10-08 11:09:07 AM
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2013-10-08 11:40:31 AM
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The Prime Minister of Australia has been a baaaad boy.

/File photo.
 
2013-10-08 12:16:00 PM
Man, fark this guy.
 
2013-10-08 12:20:21 PM
Hasn't he only been PM for like 2 weeks? He really doesn't waste time getting into scandals.
 
2013-10-08 12:53:33 PM

Stile4aly: What's the name of the guy misusing state funds?


Who. What is the PM who's been replaced.
 
2013-10-08 01:09:55 PM

Somacandra: Stile4aly: What's the name of the guy misusing state funds?

Who. What is the PM who's been replaced.


I'LL BREAK YOUR ARM IF YOU SAY WHO'S THE GUY MISUSING STATE FUNDS!
 
2013-10-08 01:10:05 PM

Somacandra: Stile4aly: What's the name of the guy misusing state funds?

Who. What is the PM who's been replaced.


I'm asking you who!
 
2013-10-08 01:30:23 PM
I DON'T GIVE A DARN!
 
2013-10-08 01:50:47 PM

Somacandra: Stile4aly: What's the name of the guy misusing state funds?

Who. What is the PM who's been replaced.


I'm not asking you who's been replaced.
 
2013-10-08 05:05:38 PM
Glass houses, rocks...
 
2013-10-08 05:18:20 PM

Reverend J: Hasn't he only been PM for like 2 weeks? He really doesn't waste time getting into scandals.


Or farking things up. The stuff we already know he's wanting to do/already started:

* Building a new coal export port and dredging a massive shipping lane through the Great Barrier Reef (which is a World Heritage Site, by the way);
* Abolish penalty rates and minimum wage laws (mostly because "business groups" started whining about it).
* farking up international relationships by trying to forcibly resettle refugees in Papua New Guinea.
* Almost ensured that we get shafted with a copper-based national broadband network, instead of the fiber-optic one Labor was rolling out.

The only thing we've really got going for us is the hostility of the Senate.
 
2013-10-08 05:39:29 PM
Well to be honest I'm still not sure about the whole idea of cable to every house. We have enough problems with exchange distance and whole suburbs on exchange extensions that scew everything up. Fiber to lots of nodes would be a massive improvement.

(using Adelaide as an example btw)
 
2013-10-08 05:44:10 PM

Boomstickz: Well to be honest I'm still not sure about the whole idea of cable to every house. We have enough problems with exchange distance and whole suburbs on exchange extensions that scew everything up. Fiber to lots of nodes would be a massive improvement.

(using Adelaide as an example btw)


The problem is that it's still using the ancient copper network that's been in need of upgrading for many years now. And given that the Internet can only go as fast as the slowest part, there isn't much point to building fibre out to nodes when any advantage in speed and efficiency is going to get kneecapped the second it hits the copper going to your house.

The whole infrastructure needs improving to the point where we'd be better off pulling out all the old copper wire and replacing it - we'd get something much faster direct to our homes and we'd be able to salvage and recycle huge amounts of copper in the process.
 
2013-10-08 05:53:25 PM
Oh I totally agree with the whole idea of bottlenecks. I'm wondering if we should work on the main backbone networks first and the tertiary networks second?

The other mental block I have is the large volume of low density properties in country areas, small towns and the like. I travel a fair bit in country and outback for work and the scale of the problem (in regards to distance and cost) really becomes apparent. People (and ourselves) kinda forget how big Australia is.
 
2013-10-08 07:07:27 PM
13 x 7 = 28
 
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