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    I hate new computers: My rant

    Geoff, why is that flame from Mr Fab still standing? My reply was deleted but his stands. Poor form.
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    I hate new computers: My rant

    So what? I don't work in your enterprise and have a free choice in this great land called A U S T R A L I A!
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    I hate new computers: My rant

    I didn't smile, and if this wasn't a "family" forum I'd let loose with both barrels. I'm three score and ten and 'puters are a tool. Nothing more. If some young smart a$$ thinks he has scored a tick on the wall, he obviously has a sorry existence. Note: I hated my windows box so much I...
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    I hate new computers: My rant

    For some, they are better than an easter egg hunt, all those new goodies to be found. Me? All I want is it to work the reckon it should, [Like the old one?] but they never do. Bought a windows lap-top and can't stand it so it stays unloved in the corner. I've had my new 27" Mac plugged in for...
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    Share/fund portfolio is better than cash ?

    Leave him to the wolves and vultures: Not your problem. Do you suggest I do the same with my daughter?
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    Share/fund portfolio is better than cash ?

    That's what I'm saying, thank you. He has the legal capacity to control his own affairs until/unless someone challenges that right. So if he thinks controlling the investment is beyond him, which is how I read the OP, he has the right [not obligation] to ask for help from a trustee. What do...
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    Share/fund portfolio is better than cash ?

    If there is no reasonable prospect that the state could appoint a guardian, the corollary is that he is competent. As there is zero chance that the state would appoint a guardian for this gentleman, as described, his competence is not in question. His dignity should be respected, that is why...
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    Selling shares. Advice needed.

    That's the way to go then. Easy!
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    Share/fund portfolio is better than cash ?

    That's a hard one. If he is earning and staying out of financial trouble, he is clearly "competent" at law. Being so, he can sign an Enduring Power of Attorney or Trust Deeds. Apart from yourself, are there a couple of others who can either run a trust [unleveraged] for him or do due diligence...
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    Selling shares. Advice needed.

    These employee parcels are usually very small, so your concern about brokerage if you visit a local "full service" broker is well founded. Your shares will be "issuer sponsored" which means they are not registered electronically but you can still sell through eTrade or Comsec OK. Weather it...
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    Property - the Game has changed?

    Are you sure about that?
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    Yellow tongue floors

    It's lovely in the tropics. :D
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    Property - the Game has changed?

    Fair cop. If asked i would also advise against believing spruikers. Peace. :D
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    Property - the Game has changed?

    Sash, You know more about property than I could dream of. But I would bail up if you tried to tell me anything, uninvited. You rusted ons don't seem to understand this. Mrs Fish has a young friend who is heavily involved in property. [She prepares hers and her husbands tax returns]...
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    Yellow tongue floors

    Lizzie, you are probably as good as any two blokes in a reno, but I'm told it is easy for a less than handyman to ruin a floor with a commercial sander. I can't even do a good paint job.
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    Yellow tongue floors

    Is sanding and two-pot estapol cheaper than carpet? I dismissed that idea for that reason.
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    Yellow tongue floors

    I wouldn't touch it until I could afford to do the complete job.
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    Bosch Vs Smeg vs Miele

    I haven't done it. I buy one item at a time from the local distributor who is a friend and tells me how it is. I'm pretty sure it has been covered here but I have also picked this up "friend of a friend" stuff.
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    Timing for the next Fed. election

    I Can't fault your logic, but these are desperate times. Who knows. Note: It is possible I take my politics more seriously than most. :)
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    Timing for the next Fed. election

    Can Julia hold her nerve that long? I accept that she is both tough and desperate, but I'm leaning towards a March election. The party machine will be urging the least worst time politically but most of the MPs and cross benchers will be wanting to enjoy their privilege as long as possible...
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