Archive for October, 2011


Where do I find useful information about the carbon tax?

The carbon tax.  What is it?  How do I find out what’s going on; how it affects me? Well, I came across a website that appears to be pretty good.  One that claims to be non-governmental and just there to provide information.  And, also to provide a forum; a place where people can share their […]

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Selecting the right property manager … how?

I just got back from a trip to Queensland where I purchased a property.  We’re thinking of moving there one day so decided to buy now while the buying appears “excellent.”  In the meantime, we’ll rent it out. So, time to find a property manager. I decided to go about the selection process in a […]

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Richard Branson and the carbon tax?

What does Richard Branson have to do with the carbon tax in Australia? Well, first of all, he may be one of the few paying it.  You see, Virgin airlines may be on the “top 500 polluters” list and therefore may be subject to the tax. But, as usual, Richard Branson is preparing.  He’s ahead […]

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My Free Trip to San Antonio!

The following is a speech I gave last night at my local Toastmasters meeting … Back in Oct 1981, I went on a six week all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, Texas.  There was only one catch.  In order to get the free trip, I had to sign up for 4 years in the United […]

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