Profits and over taxing

Everyone knows right now that things are not going to well for the average person worldwide. Average I mean the person/s that go to work and earn  enough money to keep them fed, clothed and rent paid with enough for Petrol/gas for the car.  The governments  say they will take less tax from a pay packet but you can bet your life that increases in everything else will give it back to them.

Oil is being sold in excess of $US100 a barrel as opposed to what it was a year or so ago around $US30 and it all gets sold through OPEC to maintain a standard price. Now we all know that oil companies are ripping us off, they are the controllers of imports and exports etc. Petrol/gas prices alter daily and sometimes more than once in a day, the media tells us the high price of oil and the next day the petrol is more expensive.  So we are to believe that oil purchased on Monday in New York at $US105 is processed and in the petrol stations in a couple of day. Bullshit…whats the truth exactly what price has been paid for the fuel we are using today why is it impossible to reverse revenue to assist the ordinary family man/woman with this burden. Every time the fuel goes up in price some government asshole says they are watching for any abnormality, nothing about the excise its reaping in out of every litre sold. So here in Australia and I would think the USA also, and any other country out of the middle east producers, their oil is being sold through the same OPEC channels and reaping a huge profit on current prices so what stops the governments ploughing those profits back with some of the excise revenue to relieve the burden on Mr Average. Plain fucking greed, we dont count in the eyes of polititians who get their huge allowances for anything they require, the scum that rule us with a smile. Wheres the media? too bothered stirring up stuff about about Heath Ledger and Britney Spears to care about us, too politically biased one way or the other to care about the things that matter to us. One page of real news and the rest advertising and irrelivant crap plus the conveyance for filling our houses with all the leaflets and mags from all the grocery outlets and fast food chains.

Banks…make billions in profits for their shareholders and  directors but the peole who have loans and are battling to pay their mortgages get no consideration at all from them and no relief offered…………… They are the lowest of the low.

Supermarkets pretend to be everyones friend willing to help lower the pressure on families but their prices are a reflection of the help they give…….NONE…………Profiteers thats all they are…………..Shitheads the lot of them……Do you agree?

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Track Down The Joker

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A picture is worth a thousand words said somebody. Well this one is worth thousands perhaps millions of dollars if it what it represents could ever be implemented. This sign is on some posts at intersections in the New York area of Rego Park and probably other places to for all I know. But I ask you really, how do you enforce such a ridiculous law or regulation or whatever it is. Do the police lay in waiting for the dreaded honkers and if there are four cars at the junction how do they identify who honked. Lets face it we often use the term beaurocracy gone mad and of course this is the case in this stupid situation, but lets look deeper into it. Who is/was the person responsible for having the signs produced and erected also what was the cost of the folly. Furthermore is there a report that shows how much revenue has ever been collected for the purpose of inclusion into future budget expenses as revenue available for projects ahead. I doubt it, what a waste of time and money and the mind boggles at the thought of a car honker spy lying in wait for an unsuspecting honker to press his car horn when frustrated or just plain impatient because of the car ahead. Is there anyone likely to own up as the instigator of this stupid sign, I have just been told it would have come from the traffic department so I guess that says it all, just look at the mess the traffic is in, everyone is a law unto themselves and honk their brains out (perhaps brains isnt the correct word), cyclists dont have to obey traffic lights or if they do they dont bother to but nobody does anything to bring them in line with the rest of the road users they just flaunt the law and dice with death. So Mr Backstreet honker sleuth I suggest you do something useful for your wages and enter the 21st century with us unhappy frustrated impatient horn honkers.Toot Toot.

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MTA TICKET PRICE INCREASE

As Ive said in the past Im not a resident of the US but I am a commuter to the city fairly regularly using the subway and just recently by bus. So its with some thought and observations I will enter my opinion on the proposed MTA price rise which is evidently expected to occur in the near or distant future. $2 gets me around quite well without much fuss and bother, in other countries fares are usually set by the distances travelled, the further you go the more you pay and the quality of the trip isnt any better from memory than the subway here. Except for Taiwan. Here your subway is a means to travel from points in all directions to your workplace or entertainment destinations it is also a vehicle for eating your breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks etc depending on the time of day you travel. But incredibly its a vehicle for you to dispose of the wrappers and plastic bottles on the floor or the seats for someone to clean up at some time after you have departed. Bottles rolling around the floor is a common site and burger wrappers and containers that held fries are the norm to leave behind. So my guess is the MTA have to employ a virtual army of people to clean these trains and at an enormous overall cost in wages etc. I admit there are no recepticles made available for disposing of rubbish in the train carriages but I guess thats another story for another time should they ever be installed. So has anyone at the MTA’s seat of power cross referenced the increase needed to maintain the present standard of service if commuters were educated to not act like slobs and didnt turn the trains into mobile garbage containers. I know the cries will go up about people losing their jobs but really they only have a job because Mr/Mrs/Ms Average are not very clean and tidy people and think that patronising the MTA gives them licence to be slobs. I did mention Taiwan earlier, I have travelled their subway and its the opposite to the New York subway, it is clean, and tidy and a pleasure to ride, notices at entries to the subway platforms inform you that no food or drink is to pass beyond that given point. The trains are clean and theres no sign of rubbish so it can be done its just a matter of self discipline and personal hygiene and thinking of others. So why cant we be like that, they are no better than we are. What do you think?

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