Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Moggy Musings [Archived material from Boy the Wonder Cat]

An I can't believe my ears musing: The July 2014 Clarence Valley Council Environment, Planning And Works Committee meeting stuck in the memory of many in the valley because of the number of times various councillors stated that they were concerned about a development application/s but were going to vote for it anyway. One councillor stated words to the effect that he had concerns or objections covering one entire DA but was voting it through anyway. Oh dear......

A lotsa moola musing: Did you know that in the 2012-13 financial year Clarence Valley Council management handled two Code of Conduct complaints at a total cost of $19,900.

A price rise musing: From 1 July 2014 cat and dog lifetime registration fees in New South Wales will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index.
The new fees are: 
Desexed animal: $51 (from $49)
Non-desexed animal: $188 (from $182)
Breeder concession:$51 (from $49)
Pensioner concession (desexed animal only) $20 (from $19).

A qwerty musing: There have been a few giggles round the catnip patch after my friend Rex the German Shepherd told us that a certain hinterland-based Clarence Valley councillor has taken to telling people that it was a typo which saw one document sent to the Division of Local Government wrongly assert that an unnamed councillor had been found to have breached the Code of Conduct. Sniggers grew when more and more moggies realized that “0”and “1” are on opposite sides of the qwerty keyboard and, someone on council needed to have a prodigious hand span to achieve the so-called typo.
Because Clarence Valley Council has not removed the incorrect document from its website or asked Google to remove it from its search engine results – feel free to view this outrageous re-writing of local government history here. Because it doesn't take a genius to identify the councillor in question, the fact that Council has left the unemended document online probably leaves it open to being taken to court.

A stock exchange musing: Ever since I fell in love with that foxy young ginger cat fighting for market share in a Whiskas commercial, I've been a keen observer (between naps) of stocks and trading floor weirdness. So I noticed that on 8 May 2014 Twenty-First Century Fox Inc removed itself from the Australian Stock Exchange. One less reason for the national media to pretend that Rupert Murdoch is an Aussie business mogul?

An unbelievably stupid decision musing: In June 2014 Origin Energy placed one of its long time NSW North Coast customers on a 12 month Financial Difficulty payment schedule - even though that person's account was over $800 in credit at the time. I say well done, Origin, your call centres have managed to annoy, upset and alienate one elderly customer. #FAIL

An I can't believe I heard that musing: Which NSW North Coast mayor said he could be trusted ‘because I have the numbers‘?

A parroted musing: Crazy the cockatiel who spends his 'holidays' in my home wonders why Tony Abbott's master, News Corp, is insisting plain packaging doesn't work when data says otherwise.

An about the only type of success possible musing: The only place Aussie PM Tony Abbott appears to be polling well - on an American comedy show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Tony Abbott, 926,994 views on YouTube after 6 days & as of early morning 9 June 2014.

An ongoing saga musing: NSW Police v Geoffrey William Leviny, Maclean Court House, 9.30am 10 June 2014, Mention (Police), Criminal, Case # 201300148044.

A let's kill anything that moves musing: 
583. Mr Borsak [Leader of the Shooters & Fishers Party] to move—That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 to repeal prohibitions on the use and operation of game parks.(Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Repeal of Game Park Prohibitions) Bill) (Notice given 27 March 2012) [NSW Hansard 15 May 2014]


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