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Rambo

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dont some of you guys live in melbourne?
 

The Ernesto

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dont some of you guys live in melbourne?
Tarneit would be the nicest slum you've see.
 

fxh

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Yeah Tarneit isn’t my cup of earl grey but to call it a slum is to show your lack of a decent vocabulary in the English language.
 

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^Sadly, yes.

We do "export" education, in the form of services for international students who come here, but apart from that our biggest exports are unrefined mineral resources and agricultural products.

Politicians like to talk about how we must move to a "knowledge economy" but they seem to think that should be oriented around providing services. The problem with providing services, though, is that it can be highly fluid. If you want legal advice, you can get it from a multitude of places, and the biggest and best-known firms aren't Australian, in any case. The same goes for tax and accountancy advice.
 

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^Sadly, yes.

We do "export" education, in the form of services for international students who come here, but apart from that our biggest exports are unrefined mineral resources and agricultural products.

Politicians like to talk about how we must move to a "knowledge economy" but they seem to think that should be oriented around providing services. The problem with providing services, though, is that it can be highly fluid. If you want legal advice, you can get it from a multitude of places, and the biggest and best-known firms aren't Australian, in any case. The same goes for tax and accountancy advice.
Look on the bright side mate. It'll create demand in service for domestic educators at the highest levels. Still better than legions of nurses and doctors to take care of the ageing population. Of course if you don't integrate said foreigners they'll return home and make millions and then come back and buy up your real estate.
 

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^Not quite the same, but I used to go to a barber who used an old, cut-throat razor to shave you or to trim the hair on the back of your neck.

He had an old leather strop attached to the bench and before he shaved you, he'd vigorously sharped the razor against the strop. It gave such a close shave that your skin tingled for quite a while afterwards. It was marvellous.

Unfortunately, he retired and now all the barber shops use imitation cut-throat razors instead, and most of them don't seem to know how to use the razor properly.
 

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Ascent of Ayers Rock now banned.

I once started the ascent but there was too much scree for me. I preferred Kings Canyon (Northern Territory not USA version).
 

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^Not quite the same, but I used to go to a barber who used an old, cut-throat razor to shave you or to trim the hair on the back of your neck.

He had an old leather strop attached to the bench and before he shaved you, he'd vigorously sharped the razor against the strop. It gave such a close shave that your skin tingled for quite a while afterwards. It was marvellous.

Unfortunately, he retired and now all the barber shops use imitation cut-throat razors instead, and most of them don't seem to know how to use the razor properly.
Ah, the good old days of a close shave and a dose of hepatitis from the old razor.
 

fxh

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No bushfires in Melbourne yet.
Too early.Jan, Feb, March are main danger.
We do get some in December. Not in most of the city called Melbourne. Which is a collection of city’s and councils. Melbourne is spread out around the bay and has a radius of about 50ks. It’s only about 40ks + out from cbd that’s in danger of bushfires but can still be a lot of people.

The worst part about current fires is that they are early but importantly many of them are in Queensland in rainforest which almost never has these type of fires.
 

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