I did an interview with this amazing lady for the Agmates community, here it is......
When did you learn of your cancer and what was the diagnosis/prognosis?
In late March 2004, I had been suffering some mild headaches, nothing to speak of, some forgetfulness, mild depression and dizziness. My local doctor sent me for a CAT scan which revealed a walnut sized brain tumour near the occipital nerve on the left side of my brain at the back of my head. My doctor… Continue
Added by linden baker on September 28, 2009 at 3:45pm —
LOG ON: Adding wood to make the barbie hotter.
LOG OFF: Not adding any more wood to the barbie.
MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the barbie.
DOWNLOAD: Getting the firewood off the Ute.
HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.
KEYBOARD: Where you hang the Ute keys.
WINDOW: What you shut when the weather's cold.
SCREEN: What you shut in the mozzie season.
BYTE: What mozzies do.
MEGABYTE: What Townsville mozzies do.
CHIP: A bar… Continue
Added by Madeleine Love on September 27, 2009 at 2:41pm —
Hi Agmates, here are ten areas of discussion for us to start with. A great big meaty bone to chew on. Enjoy!
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR AUSTRALIAN POLICY MAKERS?
• Immediate start on implementation of the TRANSACTION TAX model, understanding that a tax rate of 1.5% will collect as much tax as the whole of the rag-tag taxation regime collects now, but eliminate most of the infrastructure needed to collect it, and reduce costs of bureaucracy, tax evasion and… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on September 26, 2009 at 11:30pm —
`WAR OF THE WORLDS`
by ORSON RUD*.
An elderly gentleman said recently that he remembered the wireless play `War of the worlds` and how it caused mass panic, with people rushing to get out of cities etc.
He also said he got very frightened by the play and that the `War of the worlds` play is nothing compared to what he`s watching our Government do today!
Added by linden baker on September 23, 2009 at 8:26pm —
Have a look at your latest electricity bill and let me know if you got hit with an increase in your ambulance levy . Mine is showing an increase of an extra dollar . How much is this little tax going to raise for the government
Added by Peter Schuback on September 21, 2009 at 6:31pm —
Whomoever is the Australian representative of this group should surely register a public naye opinion.
Worldwide Dairy Industry to Sign Global Declaration on Climate Change
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:06pm EDT
'Global Dairy Agenda for Action' will Reinforce the Triple Bottom Line
ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On 24 September, the dairy industry
will make history signing a… Continue
Added by Bob Carter on September 20, 2009 at 7:54am —
Meteorologist suggests NOAA is manipulating data to support climate claims and political goals
Friday, September 18, 2009 - By Marc Morano – Climate Depot
Below is a guest essay by Meteorologist Joe D'Aleo, the first Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel and former chairman of the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. D'Aleo publishes… Continue
Added by Bob Carter on September 19, 2009 at 7:05am —
Cap And Trade And The Smog Market Ripoff
by Chip Jacobs 09/16/2009
Added by Bob Carter on September 18, 2009 at 10:17am —
From Rural News in New Zealand yesterday.
Columnist Frank Brenmuhl is a former dairy farmer and past vice-president of Federated Farmers.
ETS – to have or not to have?
THE clamour from the different organisations and political parties calling for action on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) lacks balance and reason.
Many of the arguments used have been based on perceived moral obligations, hysteria, dogma and… Continue
Added by Bob Carter on September 18, 2009 at 9:13am —
The Queensland police are booking drivers on estimated speeds . Truck drivers have rang in regards to being booked by officers for exceeding the speed limit with the officers using the RACQs travel guide to estimate the travel time and then they are booking drivers for getting in under the times on the RACQs travel planner . Also if you owe any money to the government for fines or you owe money to social services they are now refuseing to renew your drivers licence or reredgister your motor… Continue
Added by Peter Schuback on September 15, 2009 at 7:34am —
Save farmers from Great Barrier Reef swindle
Recent media outbursts that the Great Barrier Reef faces catastrophic danger from climate change and ocean acidification are based on piggybacking a fraud on top of a fraud.
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Federal Environment minister Peter Garrett’s reef protection plan signed off on last week will force farmers off the land under the guise of protecting water quality for the reef under “climate stress”.
The Reef Water… Continue
Added by linden baker on September 11, 2009 at 1:50pm —
I am a financial planner by day (and author of Political Guts by night), and as such, I have developed a friendship, albeit a rather unusual one, with the guy who handles our clients' share portfolios. He has some very strong opinions, perhaps another reason why I like him, and this was in an email from him today. I read it, then read it again, and deep within, I found a huge amount of sense! Enjoy!
"Something Kremlinologist Rudd should stop and think… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on September 10, 2009 at 9:59pm —
Dollar at 86 cents , Oil 64 usd per barrel . So why are we paying $ 1.26 a litre for petrol . Now when the price of oil started to rise the oil companies said that we would pay one cent per litre for every Dollar the barrel of oil went up . So if you add the diffrence between the value of the AUSD ( In this case 16 cents ) in dollars to the price of a barrel of oil That would be the price we are paying in USD for the barrel of oil , Oil 64 usd per barrel plus 14 $ aud = 78 dollars we would be… Continue
Added by Peter Schuback on September 9, 2009 at 9:18pm —
Tonight, Monday 7th September at 8.30 pm, ABC1 showed a program on the realities of Clean Coal technology. If you didn't see it, Tuesday night, tomorrow, it's on at 11.35 pm and it's worth watching. I might even watch it again. Very interesting.
It opened with the statement that coal burning produces 30% (or whatever) of the world's polluting greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. Not off to a great start, Aunty! Never mind, we persist.
It talked of the political backroom deals… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on September 8, 2009 at 12:07am —
From my last 20 years in the finance game, as a business and corporate rescue consultant after the 87 market crash (NOT a bankruptcy advocate - HUGE difference!), finance broker, business seminar educator and presenter and now financial planner, I have seen my share of horror stories. Some absolutely terrible crimes that are simply not on the statutes, but crimes all the same!
And now, a consumer affairs group, consumer-warning.com has come out with another, for… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on September 7, 2009 at 7:15pm —
How much Milk is in milk , What products are used as fillers , How much of the butter fats and cream is in the product we buy . And is it milk or is it a milk based product that we buy
Added by Peter Schuback on September 7, 2009 at 10:24am —
This is clever:
1. Teaching Maths in 1970
A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.
What is his profit?
2... Teaching Maths In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100.
His cost of production is 80% of the price.
What is his profit?
3. Teaching Maths In 1990
A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100.
His cost of production is $80.
How much was… Continue
Added by linden baker on September 4, 2009 at 9:36am —
Mr Joyce I have had a number of phone calls fom Insulation Installers in regard to insulation materials that are being imported from China . Their concerns are that the imported products have a product named Thalidoide in them . I also understand that some clothing and blankets also have this product in them when imported from China . I have done many hours research on this subject but to date have not been able to find any infomation on the chemicals used in the imported Chinese insulaion… Continue
Added by Peter Schuback on September 3, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Citizens Electoral Council of Australia
Media Release 1st of September 2009
Craig Isherwood‚ National Secretary
PO Box 376‚ COBURG‚ VIC 3058
Phone: 03 9354 0544 Fax: 03 9354 0166
Isherwood: Stench of corruption behind AWB “sting” demands Pecora Commission
Recent events reveal the AWB “oil-for-food” scandal to be a “sting” operation coordinated between private financiers and leading… Continue
Added by linden baker on September 3, 2009 at 8:31am —
Some Helpful Tints When Looking To Purchase Pasture Seed
Spring is in the air, which generally means a few things for Cattlemen in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Firstly, it means the bull selling season is well under way, and secondly, feed is starting to become short, and they begin to think about pasture improvement. It is actually interesting to understand the similarities between buying bulls and buying seed. They are both living organisms that are essential to… Continue
Added by Ross Newman on September 2, 2009 at 12:29pm —