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    Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Well if you are thinking about buying a coffee machine or grinder under $1000, you might want to hold off for a month.

    Read this, and note that they want you to spend it as its good for jobs and the economy.
    If you are morally or ideologically opposed to this, give it to me and Ill spend on your behalf :D



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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    No point me saying thanks, as i am not eligible but i hope people use the money wisely.

    Mal

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Being ideologically opposed myself, I feel the best protest we can make is not to spend, but rather save/invest the money, or at least use it to reduce debt.

    Take that Rudd!

    (For what its worth I have never voted Liberal - fence sitters unite!)

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Yep, just fantastic...why dont they just cut taxes to income and employers payroll tax? Surely that would be a help to everyone and stimulate the economy? But then, what would I know, Im no economist...

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Why dont they have an across the board 20% tax for all people?

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Why is it during my life time, I have just failed to qualify for any government handouts. I bought a house just prior to the first home buyers grant, I got a raise just as my first child was born and as my wife also worked we were not eligible for child endowment (as it was known then). etc etc. Now they are giving away more money and I fail to qualify for that due to the fact I have worked hard and studied and bettered my position in life. :(

    But I still have the honour of paying more tax so they can hand out this money.

    Whilst I do not object to people in need getting assistance (to buy better espresso machines) ::), I think they could find a better way of making sure it goes where it is suppose to. Not to the Publican or the pokies. [smiley=angry.gif]

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    I dont qualify either & my income tax so far this financial year has paid for around 35 lucky souls to receive theirs. *>:( Wonder if I could claim it as a tax deduction - donation to charity.

    Think Ill go and have another coffee.

    Cassarose

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    I feel your pain.
    Im currently unemployed and dont qualify because of my income to date TFY.

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Yes, is it true you need to have earned more than 11K in the last tax return?

    Im at med school...full-time hospital rotations in the daytime, classes/assignments/study at night-time, work on weekends to pay the bills (no Austudy)...but only just enough to pay the bills cause I need to study (and make coffee and read coffesnobs!)...so no bonus for me >:(.

    And if I had my way, it would all go to hospitals (and a few other community resources). If only the public knew how bad hospitals REALLY are...they think hospitals are in a bad way, but they dont seem to understand the true extent of it! Anyway, thats just my ideal world...if I were receiving it, I would probably spend it on coffee!

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    I think that there would have been better ways to stimulate the economy and I think Australia will be paying for this handout for a long time down the line. But seeing Kev has decided on this action I will oblige him and spend the money on a new coffee grinder, something that I will have to use in the harder times ahead!!

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Quote Originally Posted by 564354545F5C505F310 link=1233635590/9#9 date=1235885549
    I think that there would have been better ways to stimulate the economy and I think Australia will be paying for this handout for a long time down the line. But seeing Kev has decided on this action I will oblige him and spend the money on a new coffee grinder, something that I will have to use in the harder times ahead!!
    Does that mean youll be parting with your Rocky :) Greenman?

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Already spoken for newbie, Im flying to Melbourne on Thursday night with Rocky, hes going to a new home in Collingwood. :( :( :(

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    Shame :( i think im feeling a bit of upgraditis courtesy of Uncle Kev ;D

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    THAT PAYROLL TAX HAS GOTTA GO.......

    THE MUST RIDICULOUS, STUPID, UNFAIR ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC........ GARBAGE I HAVE EVER SEEN, HEARD, HAD TO AHERE TO THING IN THIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Quote Originally Posted by 50455252595A5659370 link=1233635590/9#9 date=1235885549
    I think that there would have been better ways to stimulate the economy and I think Australia will be paying for this handout for a long time down the line
    I would prefer to see all that money go towards building something that generates jobs and trade.
    But I also see the massive tax revenue received over time from handouts.
    Imagine the movement of a $1 coin today.
    You earnt it, di bella paid payroll tax on it, the ato took a % of it, you bought a newspaper with it, newsagency pays staff and publisher some of it, staff at newsagent buys a coffee, cafe pays tax etc etc and so on.
    The governments cash flow increases overtime with handouts.

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Well, my lovely lady has generously allowed me to spend to a limit of $800, so that will go to a EM6910/EM0480 set up i scored on the bay of evil today. With manual, jug and a few other extras that were thrown in it sets me back $510, so Ill use the balance to stock up on some beans and cleaning gear etc. Probably buy a popcorn popper to set up for my roaster, and see how i go from there.

    Thanks Kindly Kev.

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Quote Originally Posted by 404C495D44485F5F481D1B2D0 link=1233635590/15#15 date=1236088581
    Well, my lovely lady has generously allowed me to spend to a limit of $800, so that will go to a EM/EM0480 set up i scored on the bay of evil today. With manual, jug and a few other extras that were thrown in it sets me back $510, so Ill use the balance to stock up on some beans and cleaning gear etc. Probably buy a popcorn popper to set up for my roaster, and see how i go from there
    Good one Kev Have fun mate this is only the beginning ;D ;D ;D

    Cheers Gra..

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B6E7D1C0 link=1233635590/16#16 date=1236132375
    Quote Originally Posted by 404C495D44485F5F481D1B2D0 link=1233635590/15#15 date=1236088581
    Well, my lovely lady has generously allowed me to spend to a limit of $800, so that will go to a EM/EM0480 set up i scored on the bay of evil today. With manual, jug and a few other extras that were thrown in it sets me back $510, so Ill use the balance to stock up on some beans and cleaning gear etc. Probably buy a popcorn popper to set up for my roaster, and see how i go from there
    Good one Kev Have fun mate this is only the beginning ;D ;D ;D

    Cheers Gra..
    ;D I was actually thanking Kindly Kev, but you can call me Al. I got the bug about 5 or 6 weeks ago, and been sweating on this to grab a decent starting kit. Have been circling some lovely coffee dispensaries in Brissie over the last few weeks giving my taste buds a real twirl, the trouble is the caffeine overdose has inflamed my dodgy knee and the ligament which had been causing me a little grief has full blown knocked me on my arse.

    Was given the bad news on Friday, no caffeine allowed, ignored that as one does and had a few doses on friday arvo and saturday, and suffered the consequences. Been suffering ever since and could only take so much that the good lady made me go out this morning for a coffee or three. Feeling a little calmer now.

    Cheers and thanks for the encouragement Gra.

    Al

    p.s. was just thinking, ill probably journal a little of my travels over the last few weeks.

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Hi Al

    Sorry about the mix up with the name mate, Also not good news with the knee hope it sorts it self out soon a few more shots should ease the pain! ;)

    Cheers Gra..


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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    I suppose it may have seemed a tad weird to go around appearing to call meself Kindly Kev ;D

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Hey Al
    When you start roasting get some mocha java decaf, its good. Or get some pre roasted from the brownbay.

    Mal

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D50535D3F0 link=1233635590/20#20 date=1236164083
    Hey Al
    When you start roasting get some mocha java decaf, its good. Or get some pre roasted from the brownbay.

    Mal

    Thanks Mal, ill be putting my first bean order in next wednesday, then hit beanbay up in a couple of weeks.
    Cheers
    Al

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    I cant decide what to spend mine on .. its between a new set of weights or just going and buying some new clothes and a few other bits and peices.

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    Re: Thank you Messrs Rudd and Swan

    Thinking that paying off debt is the way my "handout" is going, perhaps if he gave us a little more then I could spend some of it on the economy? :P



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