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post #18151 of 54918

I got it when i was scared of the mess/effort with having grinders etc etc.

 

I quite like it but i hopefully i move to a "real" coffee machine soon enough. 

post #18152 of 54918
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

My experience is limited to bad coffee only.  With good coffee, I do not add anything.  The saltiness smooths out the roughness of bad coffee, making it drinkable instead of feeling like you are swallowing chunks of steel.  IMO it will probably not do anything to enhance coffee flavours, as the beauty of good coffee lies in the aroma (smell) rather than taste.

Is this a wind up?

Why would you drink bad coffee in the first place? Unless you're lost in the Simpson then personally I'd rather pass altogether than drink bad coffee and salt. Next you'll be telling us you do the Bear Grills and drink your own piss in business meetings.
post #18153 of 54918
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

What is wrong with Gerry Harvey??

http://www.news.com.au/business/gerry-harveys-cheap-shot-at-wife/story-e6frfm1i-1226477614158
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RETAIL chief Gerry Harvey has accused his own wife and family of white-anting Australian jobs by shopping on foreign websites to save cash.

The Harvey Norman founder said "at least half" of his family - wife and chief executive Katie Page included - had cyber-shopped offshore in the past year.

"They do it because it's a lot cheaper. I can't tell my own family 'Don't do that, it's bad for the country'," he said.

"They know how I feel but they save money on things like dresses. In the meantime someone's losing their job."

The power couple of Australian retailing is spearheading a campaign to close a tax loophole on goods bought through foreign websites.

Cyber-shoppers avoid the 10 per cent GST on imported items less than $1000, while Australian retailers have to charge customers import duties and GST on identical merchandise - a factor blamed for David Jones' 40 per cent profit plunge yesterday.

This is the sort of sloppy twaddle we have come to expect from business commentators in the media here in Australia- (And its only getting worse) - regurgitated press releases from lobbyists.

Shopping on foreign websites - if it saves money - also leaves people with more money in their pocket to spend on Australian services or goods. Online shopping creates jobs, just not in Gerry's stores. It creates jobs for couriers, pickup depots, Australia Post and so on. I'm not clear why a job selling imported Chinese fridges in HN is superior and more authentically Australian than a courier job delivering parcels or a job in Australia Post.

Every time HN sells a fridge or dishwasher or microwave hes making money from all the small suburban mum and dad white goods stores he displaced. Every TV he sells is dancing on the grave of Pye, Rank Arena, Kriesler, AWA, Thorn, Philips Australian manufacturing plants that no longer exist.

The GST LV threshold of $1,000 is NOT a TAX LOOPHOLE. Its is the law in Australia. Parking in a free 2 hour parking spot in the city is not a loophole from parking in a $36 multi story park.

DJs profit slump of an extraordinary 40% is NOT due to a 10% difference in prices on something less than 3% of goods purchased online from overseas in Australia.

Not only is this writing sloppy it borders on deliberate and willful lies and misrepresentation.
post #18154 of 54918
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Is this a wind up?
Why would you drink bad coffee in the first place? Unless you're lost in the Simpson then personally I'd rather pass altogether than drink bad coffee and salt. Next you'll be telling us you do the Bear Grills and drink your own piss in business meetings.

Gee you are a sceptic.  There is no need to be rude, you just need to ask for elaboration.

 

I once worked as a grunt in the legal industry.  It is quite common for teams of lawyers to work on a deal for obscene hours right until dawn to enable deal closing to take place by a certain date or time. For several days.  Sometimes over weekends.  

 

At about 3 am in the morning, all the secretaries and paralegals are long gone, and all coffee joints are closed, and everyone is too tired to refresh the percolators.  This was a long time ago when decent coffee machines are unaffordable even to blue chip corporations.  You are tired and grumpy, and other than drugs, coffee is the only thing keeping you up.  But the coffee is god-awful, usually dregs from the percolator.  Which is where salt comes in.

 

I wont hold my breath for an apology.

post #18155 of 54918

It also basically implies we (people who buy low value goods from vendors in other countries) all deal in drugs, guns and prohibited agricultural products and don't pay (other) taxes.

 

So yeah, the usual make-up-whatever-crap-you-want to justify the desired conclusion.

post #18156 of 54918
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Next you'll be telling us you do the Bear Grills and drink your own piss in business meetings.

Doesn't everyone?

As far as making it at home - with coffee at $3.50 -$4 in the 10 shops up around the corner (god knows how they all survive) - my old skool stove top and coffee from local roaster (kept in freezer natch) tastes very very good.
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LOL
post #18158 of 54918
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

This is the sort of sloppy twaddle we have come to expect from business commentators in the media here in Australia- (And its only getting worse) - regurgitated press releases from lobbyists.
Shopping on foreign websites - if it saves money - also leaves people with more money in their pocket to spend on Australian services or goods. Online shopping creates jobs, just not in Gerry's stores. It creates jobs for couriers, pickup depots, Australia Post and so on. I'm not clear why a job selling imported Chinese fridges in HN is superior and more authentically Australian than a courier job delivering parcels or a job in Australia Post.
Every time HN sells a fridge or dishwasher or microwave hes making money from all the small suburban mum and dad white goods stores he displaced. Every TV he sells is dancing on the grave of Pye, Rank Arena, Kriesler, AWA, Thorn, Philips Australian manufacturing plants that no longer exist.
The GST LV threshold of $1,000 is NOT a TAX LOOPHOLE. Its is the law in Australia. Parking in a free 2 hour parking spot in the city is not a loophole from parking in a $36 multi story park.
If DJs profit slump of an extraordinary 40% is NOT due to a 10% difference in prices on something less than 3% of goods purchased online from overseas in Australia.
Not only is this writing sloppy it borders on deliberate and willful lies and misrepresentation.

+1
post #18159 of 54918
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

 You are tired and grumpy, and other than drugs, coffee is the only thing keeping you up.  

Well theres your problem - in my day......
post #18160 of 54918
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

This is the sort of sloppy twaddle we have come to expect from business commentators in the media here in Australia- (And its only getting worse) - regurgitated press releases from lobbyists.
Shopping on foreign websites - if it saves money - also leaves people with more money in their pocket to spend on Australian services or goods. Online shopping creates jobs, just not in Gerry's stores. It creates jobs for couriers, pickup depots, Australia Post and so on. I'm not clear why a job selling imported Chinese fridges in HN is superior and more authentically Australian than a courier job delivering parcels or a job in Australia Post.
Every time HN sells a fridge or dishwasher or microwave hes making money from all the small suburban mum and dad white goods stores he displaced. Every TV he sells is dancing on the grave of Pye, Rank Arena, Kriesler, AWA, Thorn, Philips Australian manufacturing plants that no longer exist.
The GST LV threshold of $1,000 is NOT a TAX LOOPHOLE. Its is the law in Australia. Parking in a free 2 hour parking spot in the city is not a loophole from parking in a $36 multi story park.
DJs profit slump of an extraordinary 40% is NOT due to a 10% difference in prices on something less than 3% of goods purchased online from overseas in Australia.
Not only is this writing sloppy it borders on deliberate and willful lies and misrepresentation.

Michael Pascoe calls out DJs on this dishonesty http://www.theage.com.au/business/djs-only-has-itself-to-blame-20120920-268ub.html
post #18161 of 54918
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Well theres your problem - in my day......

The piss will taste funny if I do that.

post #18162 of 54918
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Just received my Epic shoe trees from Endless.  Normal shipping, actually pretty fast.

 

Observations:

 

1. My trees are medium, and they are already slightly too big for my Meermin size UK 8.5 Hiro lasts.  They fit Loake UK 8 though, so go figure that out.

 

2. Stated on the box Made in the USA?  Weird, the website said they are made in China.  Same diff I suppose.

3. Virtually same quality with the Herring trees, except for the expandable toe area.

 

I am happy and all set where trees are concerned.  

In the market for trees myself and by chance I have just bought a pair of Loake UK8 F-fitting.

 

Do you think the small is the way to go then as they would fit both the Loake and the Meermin

post #18163 of 54918
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

What is wrong with Gerry Harvey??

http://www.news.com.au/business/gerry-harveys-cheap-shot-at-wife/story-e6frfm1i-1226477614158
Quote:
RETAIL chief Gerry Harvey has accused his own wife and family of white-anting Australian jobs by shopping on foreign websites to save cash.

The Harvey Norman founder said "at least half" of his family - wife and chief executive Katie Page included - had cyber-shopped offshore in the past year.

"They do it because it's a lot cheaper. I can't tell my own family 'Don't do that, it's bad for the country'," he said.

"They know how I feel but they save money on things like dresses. In the meantime someone's losing their job."

The power couple of Australian retailing is spearheading a campaign to close a tax loophole on goods bought through foreign websites.

Cyber-shoppers avoid the 10 per cent GST on imported items less than $1000, while Australian retailers have to charge customers import duties and GST on identical merchandise - a factor blamed for David Jones' 40 per cent profit plunge yesterday.

This is the sort of sloppy twaddle we have come to expect from business commentators in the media here in Australia- (And its only getting worse) - regurgitated press releases from lobbyists.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Shopping on foreign websites - if it saves money - also leaves people with more money in their pocket to spend on Australian services or goods. Online shopping creates jobs, just not in Gerry's stores. It creates jobs for couriers, pickup depots, Australia Post and so on. I'm not clear why a job selling imported Chinese fridges in HN is superior and more authentically Australian than a courier job delivering parcels or a job in Australia Post.

Every time HN sells a fridge or dishwasher or microwave hes making money from all the small suburban mum and dad white goods stores he displaced. Every TV he sells is dancing on the grave of Pye, Rank Arena, Kriesler, AWA, Thorn, Philips Australian manufacturing plants that no longer exist.

The GST LV threshold of $1,000 is NOT a TAX LOOPHOLE. Its is the law in Australia. Parking in a free 2 hour parking spot in the city is not a loophole from parking in a $36 multi story park.

DJs profit slump of an extraordinary 40% is NOT due to a 10% difference in prices on something less than 3% of goods purchased online from overseas in Australia.

Not only is this writing sloppy it borders on deliberate and willful lies and misrepresentation.

 

 

I loved this bit:

 

 

 

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Mr Harvey yesterday said smugglers could be exploiting the cyber-shopping phenomenon to post drugs to Australia.

"What's coming in, in all these parcels?" he said.

"Have they got guns? Drugs? Prohibited things for agriculture? They're not being checked. If I wanted to bring something illegal into Australia that's the best way of doing it."

 

Jesus.

post #18164 of 54918
"Have they got guns? Drugs? Prohibited things for agriculture? They're not being checked. If I wanted to bring something illegal into Australia that's the best way of doing it."


What's a 'prohibited thing for agriculture'?
post #18165 of 54918
Oh for fuck sake what a fucking moron. "They're not being checked." I guess that's why my Chris Paul jersey was held up at customs about two weeks ago.

How this guy actually managed/manages to run a profitable business is absolutely beyond me.
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