Originally Posted by southace
Mate can I suggest 2 things.......
1. perhaps you should build a smaller boat with sails
Something tells me you didn't think very hard about this comment.
A smaller boat I had before, it was not large enough to live on.
A sailing boat has motors as does my motorboat and same size so no saving there.
A sailing boat also requires a lot more additional money spent on rig and sails
, so how exactly will that additional expense help?
Availability of funds is not the issue
Price of labour and parts, compared to other countries is.
2. If you dont like it here hurry up and finish your boat and get the F**k outer ere!!
Did you have a tear rolling down your face as you typed that vitriol, was your lip quivering in anger?
My girlfriend is Colombain she made me realise how lucky we are to live here,
I assume you mean Columbian?
What does that prove, that there are worse places than Australia? I never denied that there was.
If your girlfriend came from one of the many places in the world where quality of living and affordability were better than Australia, then you may have had an argument.
also I work with back packers they always comment how lucky we are to live in this beautiful country
Beauty has nothing to do with affordability (Bang for Buck) and seriously, do you think Australia has the monopoly on beauty?
If you do, I suggest you need to get out more.
Your wealthy world travellers here on a visit are not about to visit the crappy areas in this country and they certainly aren't about to buy a house, a car, pay insurance
, rates, electricity bills etc etc.
That being the case they really have no idea, so their comment is invalid in relation to this discussion.
I really disagree with you commenting Australia is overpriced
So you are one of the delusional few.
(A delusion is a false belief held with absolute conviction despite superior evidence.
Do you really expect me to believe that you have not noticed the increase in cost of near everything?
Only yesterday I had my household insurance
bill arrive with an increase of 30% yet I have never made a claim and wages have not gone up 30% to justify it.
Last year rates went up 25% on some properties I have, yet average Joe's wages did not increase to cover those either.
Power bills, are you saying you have not noticed any increase there?
Perhaps you live with your parents and still have them paying the bills for you or perhaps you are one of the lucky few who are on wages several times higher than the average and just don't notice these things?
The majority are not in this position.
That's not how you spell it.
Yes,I know, our education standards have dropped in this country as well.