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albanyguy last won the day on December 1 2017

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  1. I still call Australia home

    You know what Bent? You're right. I bow down before your greatness and your vastly superior knowledge base on every subject. You are always right. I am simply not worthy to be in the same company as you.
  2. I still call Australia home

    Well the Herald Sun needs to check the info they get fed from the Labor machine before printing it and spreading misinformation in the name of class wars. It was bad enough when Swan was Treasurer. The political own goal kicked by Shorten & Bowen really shows their lack of political nous in trying to do this from opposition. Any party willing to fix some of the largesse handed out during the Howard/Costello years, like this franking credit issue and tax free income from super for all over 60's will find it VERY hard to get across the line and if they do then they'd likely get voted out the next election. Unless there was bipartisan support for doing so and in the current climate that's not going to happen. I personally think that someone getting a pension from their super of $100,000 should be paying some tax but trying to change the current rules is gong to be very difficult. The changes made last year in restricting the amount you can put into super and limit the amount in a tax free environment will address this issue over time. Bear in mind these changes were enacted by a Liberal/National Government and they took a lot of heat from their constituency in doing it on top of the asset test taper rate changes.
  3. I still call Australia home

    Good try there Bent. Since the pension transfer balance cap is now $1.6m that's a pretty good return from the other assets to nett an income of $159,000 within her SMSF. Put simply, that return is not achievable without significant risk. It's a bad example. Where did you get that example from by the way?
  4. I still call Australia home

    It seems the upper echelons of the Labor movement, aka Shorten & Bowen, don't understand it either. I'm referring to their ludicrous plan to remove the refundability of franking credits in the case where the taxpayer does not have tax payable to offset. They got their numbers wrong big time there not fully realising the implications on the many 1,000's of age pensioners who've held on to their CBA, TLS & other assorted blue chip shares for the franking credit to supplement their aged pension. And in a week where they are fighting a crucial by-election battle in inner Melbourne with the Greens. Not a very smart move there.
  5. WTF Australia

    We breed a special kind of cattle here too...some of em are not too bright http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-03-15/nt-cattleman-rescues-heifer-stuck-to-tree-by-its-tail/9550774
  6. Stephen Hawking.

    If there was somehow some way to embalm Stephen Hawking so his body would survive the rigours of space and then place him in the passenger seat of Elon Musk's Tesla orbiting Earth with Starman as his chaffeur then I think that would be a fantastic way to honour and remember him. He was a truly remarkable human being. RIP Mr Hawking
  7. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    SI's are found in the Noticeboard section of the page. To find that you need to scroll down to the very bottom of the Home page, and maybe every page, and click the Noticeboard link on the left...or go here https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/noticeboard.html SI addendum for Leg 7 that define the ice gates are here https://www.volvooceanrace.com/static/assets/content_v2/media/files/m46725_si-leg-07-addendum-attachment-01-amdt-01-20180307.pdf
  8. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Vestas in front in the driftathon!!!
  9. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Pete Burling would do that to you any day of the week given the chance
  10. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Meanwhile in Auckland earlier today they had an in-port practice race and Nic Douglas from Adventures of a Sailor Girl was onboard Vestas and recorded the race. You can view it on her Facebook page. Linky -
  11. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Looks like TTOP & Dongfeng is going to be very close. TTOP need to execute the gybe to almost perfection. Edit: Looks like DFRT have got passed by the live feed!!!
  12. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    How would you be if you were Dee & all on TTOP atm what with Mapfre breathing down your neck wanting to put you between them and the Dong? Xavi & crew have the bit between their teeth.
  13. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Mapfre got the new breeze 5 mins before Dong, upped a gear or two and slipped away.
  14. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    And Mapfre have shaken off Dong - 1nm separation and 6kn difference in boatspeed
  15. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    It looked like white stars not red but couldn't see the Federation Star under the Union Jack so probably was NZ flag. Edit: Sorry at 13:01 in the video definitely the NZ flag. Red Southern Cross stars and no Federation Star.