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  #2331702 7-Oct-2019 08:48
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On behalf of my wife - the Police for not preventing 'protestors' from stopping people going about their lawful business.






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  #2332154 7-Oct-2019 19:26
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Geektastic:

 

On behalf of my wife - the Police for not preventing 'protestors' from stopping people going about their lawful business.

 

 

I bet they made you aware of what they were protesting about, though, so they served their purpose.

 

 





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  #2332157 7-Oct-2019 19:31
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Rikkitic:

Geektastic:


On behalf of my wife - the Police for not preventing 'protestors' from stopping people going about their lawful business.



I bet they made you aware of what they were protesting about, though, so they served their purpose.


 



I was aware before they turned up. Every hour my wife was delayed costs her well over $100+ GST.

Crusty layabouts who should have met the business end of a water cannon.





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  #2332160 7-Oct-2019 19:39
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Not all that small, but it really, really irritates me: I have bought an assortment of Chinese stuff on Aliexpress over the years. It is sometimes quirky, not always exactly as advertised, and quality varies, but it is cheap and most of it is of an acceptable standard.

 

Until now. I made a HUGE mistake and bought dozens and dozens and dozens of LED light bulbs, both Edison and Bayonet fittings, from different suppliers. I replaced every bulb in our large farmhouse and altogether probably bought around 80 or more.

 

They are absolute crap. All of them. Several failed  immediately, More and more have been failing after days or weeks. Nearly every day another one dies. They are complete and utter rubbish, every damned one of them. China is know for its crap but this is a whole new order of magnitude. Sometimes some Chinese stuff is okay, especially for the price, but don't go near the LED bulbs. They are complete and total sh!t. I don't have a problem with a few failures out of a large batch, especially at bargain prices, but not like this. You get what you pay for but here you don't even get that. I doubt I will buy Chinese again. This experience has really done me in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2332179 7-Oct-2019 19:57
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Geektastic:
Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

On behalf of my wife - the Police for not preventing 'protestors' from stopping people going about their lawful business.

 

 

I bet they made you aware of what they were protesting about, though, so they served their purpose.

 



I was aware before they turned up. Every hour my wife was delayed costs her well over $100+ GST.

Crusty layabouts who should have met the business end of a water cannon.

 

When the planet is dead your wife won't care how much money she is losing.

 

 





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  #2332181 7-Oct-2019 20:04
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Geektastic:

 

On behalf of my wife - the Police for not preventing 'protestors' from stopping people going about their lawful business.

 

 

 

 

I agree, I agree with their cause and I support their right to lawful protest. I do not support them stopping people going about their business. My wife was also prevented in getting to a crucial meeting concern very large business opportunity.





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  #2332183 7-Oct-2019 20:09
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Rikkitic:

 

Not all that small, but it really, really irritates me: I have bought an assortment of Chinese stuff on Aliexpress over the years. It is sometimes quirky, not always exactly as advertised, and quality varies, but it is cheap and most of it is of an acceptable standard.

 

Until now. I made a HUGE mistake and bought dozens and dozens and dozens of LED light bulbs, both Edison and Bayonet fittings, from different suppliers. I replaced every bulb in our large farmhouse and altogether probably bought around 80 or more.

 

They are absolute crap. All of them. Several failed  immediately, More and more have been failing after days or weeks. Nearly every day another one dies. They are complete and utter rubbish, every damned one of them. China is know for its crap but this is a whole new order of magnitude. Sometimes some Chinese stuff is okay, especially for the price, but don't go near the LED bulbs. They are complete and total sh!t. I don't have a problem with a few failures out of a large batch, especially at bargain prices, but not like this. You get what you pay for but here you don't even get that. I doubt I will buy Chinese again. This experience has really done me in.

 

 

With what they cost locally, im not sure that I would bother bringing them in from China myself now. Was $4 for 2 at bunnings, and some others were a pack of 6 for $10 or so. Absurdly cheap IMO.





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  #2332218 7-Oct-2019 20:41
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The local price has gone down. It was much higher when I bought them.

 

 

 

 





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  #2332253 7-Oct-2019 21:39
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Rikkitic:

 

Not all that small, but it really, really irritates me: I have bought an assortment of Chinese stuff on Aliexpress over the years. It is sometimes quirky, not always exactly as advertised, and quality varies, but it is cheap and most of it is of an acceptable standard.

 

Until now. I made a HUGE mistake and bought dozens and dozens and dozens of LED light bulbs, both Edison and Bayonet fittings, from different suppliers. I replaced every bulb in our large farmhouse and altogether probably bought around 80 or more.

 

They are absolute crap. All of them. Several failed  immediately, More and more have been failing after days or weeks. Nearly every day another one dies. They are complete and utter rubbish, every damned one of them. China is know for its crap but this is a whole new order of magnitude. Sometimes some Chinese stuff is okay, especially for the price, but don't go near the LED bulbs. They are complete and total sh!t. I don't have a problem with a few failures out of a large batch, especially at bargain prices, but not like this. You get what you pay for but here you don't even get that. I doubt I will buy Chinese again. This experience has really done me in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and the irony is that most of brand name bulbs, eg Phillips, are made in China.





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  #2332260 7-Oct-2019 21:53
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Rikkitic:

The local price has gone down. It was much higher when I bought them.


 


 



When the planet is dead you won't care that you bought cheap LED lights made in Chinese factories supplied energy from coal fired power plants and transported quarter of the way round the world in fossil fueled ships (or aircraft) and made with the cheapest components and put together by child labour.




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  #2332265 7-Oct-2019 22:05
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Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:
Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

On behalf of my wife - the Police for not preventing 'protestors' from stopping people going about their lawful business.

 

 

I bet they made you aware of what they were protesting about, though, so they served their purpose.

 



I was aware before they turned up. Every hour my wife was delayed costs her well over $100+ GST.

Crusty layabouts who should have met the business end of a water cannon.

 

When the planet is dead your wife won't care how much money she is losing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primarily because she will probably be dead also.

 

 

 

That is not really the point. People have a right to protest, peacefully, without interfering with others. Not a licence to behave like a bunch of hooligans preventing others from going to work or whatever they need to do.






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  #2332274 7-Oct-2019 22:31
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Dingbatt:
Rikkitic:

 

The local price has gone down. It was much higher when I bought them.

 



When the planet is dead you won't care that you bought cheap LED lights made in Chinese factories supplied energy from coal fired power plants and transported quarter of the way round the world in fossil fueled ships (or aircraft) and made with the cheapest components and put together by child labour.

 

 

Good points. We don't always think about the big picture. But how is a hapless consumer to know all these things when buying a simple lightbulb?

 

 





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  #2332276 7-Oct-2019 22:34
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Geektastic:

 

That is not really the point. People have a right to protest, peacefully, without interfering with others. Not a licence to behave like a bunch of hooligans preventing others from going to work or whatever they need to do.

 

 

Agree. There are always individuals who go too far. That does not mean the protest is not justified, or does not have a valid point to make.

 

 





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Short answer: what annoys me is "activists" protesting all the while posting selfies, and drinking their homemade kombucha. Then after 4 hours, congratulate each other at a cafe eating avocado toast, and feeling smug for days on end.

I used to work with an environmental group, well before saving dolphins from dying in tuna boats was popular.

An activist at our organization got a job aboard a tuna fishing boat. These boats stay out for a long time.

He filmed the dead and dying dolphins in the tuna nets; again this was before the tuna packers even tried to hide the "bi-catch" and small mobile phone cameras.

He brought the video home, and we launched a project:

* set up the first "dolphin-safe" certifying process

* out of our own pockets, paid for observers to be on the boats (not pleasant, weeks or even months at sea with hostile fishermen)

* worked with the tuna packers to convince them it was in everyone's best interest

* and of course fund-raise

So Green Peace International fund raisers thought "hmmm,I want in on the action."

So without asking, stole our video footage to create a series of TV commercial and slick membership drives to raise money. The money was used to pay for even more marketing materials, and of course Greenpeace's office staff.

Of course none of the commercials or fund-raisers mentioned us, the people who ran the program, in the boats and the ones negotiating with the tuna companies.

So back to yesterday's protests, we do need people raising awareness. But we also need more people doing the unappealing, thankless, more time intensive work.

Nothing annoys me more than week-end self-congratulatory smug warriors.

Compare yesterday's mornings protesters versus the protesters in Hong Kong during the same time. Granted the Hong Kong protesters didn't have a pink boat, instead just umbrellas and a few scattered signs, and the real threat of violence and jail time.

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