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From: CrazyCam on 14 Feb 2010 21:36
atec 77 wrote:
> CrazyCam wrote:
>>> Applebox ?
>> Are you suggesting Zebee should have a bit on the side?
> stop projecting
Am I the only one here who has seen motorcycles, with sidecar
arrangements being used as fruit transport?
It used to be a common thing in various parts of Europe, the sidecar
being a simple platform, and, at the right season, loaded down with
From: theo on 15 Feb 2010 01:27
On Feb 15, 10:36 am, CrazyCam <Crazy...(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Am I the only one here who has seen motorcycles, with sidecar
> arrangements being used as fruit transport?
> It used to be a common thing in various parts of Europe, the sidecar
> being a simple platform, and, at the right season, loaded down with
> apple boxes.
Yes. I remember seeing tradies in Perth riding outfits with a platform
or a box with all their tools and gear. But that was some time ago.
From: Marts on 15 Feb 2010 03:04
Zebee Johnstone wrote...
> I think the Bellagio would make a good platform for a special.
A mate has one. We're heading up to Merimbula on the weekend. His is an 800, I
believe. Will see what it has to offer in this respect.
From: G-S on 15 Feb 2010 03:13
> The V7 Cafe looks nice straight out of the box, which I can't say for
> the Bellagio.
The standard V7 is a good liking bike, the V7 cafe is one of the nicest
retro styling excersises of the last several years.
The Bellagio err... nice personality, shame about the face :)
From: hippo on 15 Feb 2010 17:34
Kevin Gleeson wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 07:03:14 +1100, G-S <geoff(a)castbus.com.au> wrote:
> >theo wrote:
> >> On Feb 10, 7:01 pm, "Nev.." <id...(a)mindless.com> wrote:
> >>> G-S wrote:
> >>>> I am in favour of proportional representation when it's used without
> >>>> preferences (which I mentioned earlier :) 
> >>> So you only a system which gives unfair advantage to the election of
> >>> candidates from the major political parties, and in which some votes are
> >>> never counted towards the election of a candidate. Some people (ok,
> >>> maybe just Theo) complain that the current system of voting already
> >>> gives the major parties an unfair advantage. Yours would only make it
> >>> worse.
> >> How? Proportional voting, as practiced in some European countries, has
> >> no preferences. Your party, or independent, gets 1% of the primary
> >> vote in a 100 seat parliament, you get one seat. You get 20% of the
> >> vote, you get 20 seats. You get no votes, you get to go home.What is
> >> so difficult or unfair about that? Sure, it is more likely that one
> >> party will not have an absolute majority, so they would have to learn
> >> to work together, just like they were taught in Kindy, but have long
> >> since forgotten. Would that be a bad thing? And yes, they regularly
> >> elect independents.
> >> Theo
> >Sound much fairer to me :)
> Tas had a situation like that about a decade ago. The Hare-Clarke
> system spreads it out a bit and you can end up with a party not having
> a clear majority. The Europeans (especially the Swedes I believe) seem
> quite happy to handle that. Australian pollies just can't get their
> heads around it for some reason. Too power-hungry? Dunno. But that
> particular parliament was a debacle.
> I'm not a fan of the 2 party system.
> I'd like to see a no-party system in fact. You get voted in and you
> act for your electorate and on your principles that you got voted in
> for. I also believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
You could head a National Unity Government tomorrow.
It seems that you're a cross between Barnaby Joyce and Kevin Rudd :)
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