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Posted by Dark Cornatus on 26.12.2007 at 05:19
This must be the 5th thread now for Aussie stormers? Possibly 6th.

How was everyones xmas?



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deadone
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  28.02.2014 at 00:12
Written by Ernis on 27.02.2014 at 16:50


On the other hand, many people just need the money for their essential necessities (dictated by the society, I think...)

I remembered a scene from a spoof about the local equivalent of bogans... one of them had had an accident and woke up from it as a normal and open-minded person which automatically made him abnormal for his friends... There was one scene where one of the friends was bragging about his new car...
He said that he'd got the money for it in the form of a loan meant especially to help young families in need. After having said that he was asked "That's lovely. But where are your wife and kid then? I see you spent the money on a fancy car but what about the young family part then? Are you living in that car with your wife and kid?"
"You ***** ******* *******! WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? THE HELL DOES IT MATTER TO YOU HOW MY FAMILY IS DOING?! It's nonya business you ******* Seriously, I'm gonna break your ******* face right now! IT'S MY ******** CAR! YOU have no right to tell me what I do with the money I get!! COME HERE!"



Too true.

I remember friends getting bank loans that they would spend on booze and drugs and other pointless crap.

I hang out in "better circles" these days but the financial stupidity continues - can't afford to pay back home loan or electricity bill but instead buy new cars, have best internet/phone packages, biggest televisions (brought via credit card loan) buy other toys and hobbies ala $3,000 handguns they then sell in a months time for $700, etc etc.

One woman I know can't afford her electricity bill - it ranges in the $1,500 - $2,000 mark for each quarter. Ours is $900 tops and that's with heating the kid's room through winter.

Reason for her high bill is she refuses to have washing dry in the house during the wet winter so she uses a very expensive clothes dryer.

Reason she can't afford it is she's spending money on two large download capacity IPhone packages for her and her husband, they have two cars (yet work in the same place), have spent craploads of money on large 3D televisions etc etc and brought a house she couldn't afford to pay back.

This is all on a combined income of $120,000 plus undisclosed government benefits!


She's lucky her parents bail her out.
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  03.03.2014 at 22:09
Written by deadone on 28.02.2014 at 00:12

She's lucky her parents bail her out.


Is this for real? This is just hilarious. I couldn't imagine living on the expense of my parents. But it seems that these people are used to having things their way. As for myself, I'm considering going to a driving school but the issue is that it's pretty complicated plus it's too expensive (I won't be buying a car anyway so I'd be paying around one month's salary for doing it for the sake of the ability itself). I think having a car is pointless anyway unless you live outside the city and/or have to take kids to kindergarten/school etc, but the society has made it so ridiculously indispensable. I just don't want to end up in a situation when moving to a "car-pampered" country I'd be refused jobs because I don't have a licence. I am fully aware that Australia is one of such places where people can't imagine a life without cars.

I can perfectly imagine a life without an iPhone as well... I use my Chinese Nokia for calling and listening to music and occasional text messaging and photographing... The hell do I need a phone for spending time in assbook? I know it's addictive... my colleagues who have got smartphones tell me that they couldn't go back from there any more... the habit of stroking that thing in your palm is too strong to be given up ever again...
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deadone
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  03.03.2014 at 23:52
Written by Ernis on 03.03.2014 at 22:09


Is this for real? This is just hilarious. I couldn't imagine living on the expense of my parents.


I know plenty of people who rely on their parents to bail them out or even heavily subsidise them.

I think it's a Western civilisation disease as most of my family in Croatia is the same.



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I am fully aware that Australia is one of such places where people can't imagine a life without cars.


It's possible if you live inner city and/or have access to decent public transport.

Problem is though most Australian towns and cities have poor public transport and the cities are spread out across a long way due to to 1950s hub-and-spoke urban planning models (basically suburbs as spokes and CBD and industrial areas as hubs of business as employment).

Driving in places like Melbourne or Sydney is the equivalent of hell. My wife used to drive up to 1.5 hour a day each way in Melbourne to get from her flat to her place of work 7 kilometres away.

She wasn't near a tram or metro line so couldn't use public transport and didn't like walking the streets at night to get home.





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I can perfectly imagine a life without an iPhone as well... I use my Chinese Nokia for calling and listening to music and occasional text messaging and photographing... The hell do I need a phone for spending time in assbook? I know it's addictive... my colleagues who have got smartphones tell me that they couldn't go back from there any more... the habit of stroking that thing in your palm is too strong to be given up ever again...



I hate mobile phones. I'd smash mine if the wife didn't insist I have one and some of my friends knew how to answer a phone as opposed to just text messages.
no one

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  04.03.2014 at 08:59
When i lived in Melbourne i thought the public transport was amazing, and when i got a car it sucked so fucking bad. It also took me an hour to get to work some days.

You should try getting around with public transport in Auckland if you want to know bad public transport.

I know a slew of guys who rely and get by with there parents funds, i don't really know them now because there good fortune has taken them to different places, i call them " life cheaters "
no one

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  04.03.2014 at 09:04
Written by Ernis on 03.03.2014 at 22:09

the habit of stroking that thing in your palm is too strong to be given up ever again...

sounds like this other thing i use
Ernis
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  04.03.2014 at 19:38
Written by no one on 04.03.2014 at 08:59

When i lived in Melbourne i thought the public transport was amazing, and when i got a car it sucked so fucking bad. It also took me an hour to get to work some days.


Tallinn (where I live) allows its inhabitants to use the public transport free of charge. Since the quality has never been really good, it's fair enough that you don't have to pay for it. Many people, of course, were against it because it's too socialist, too populist, discriminates car owners and people from other towns who are residents or who take a ride here for work. Sure, it discriminates certain people but it's pretty obvious that if one pays his taxes to town X then he can't expect to benefit from privileges that town Y offers to those who pay their taxes to it. Of course, that means everyone was accusing the city council of alluring people from other cities to obtain an official inhabitant status and thus of raising the citiy's income artificially while draining the surroundig communities.

The best thing, though, was making trains free as well (within the city limits)... the neighbourhood where I go to work is just one train stop away from me and that saves me around an hour of commuting every day because previously I had to take a tram to the centre and from there a bus, effectively going around the town while the train provides a direct link...

Speaking bout cars again... it's a curse having one when you've got nowhere to park... and when you can't drink at gatherings because you have to stay sober...
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