"Twiggy" makes a good profit

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"Twiggy" makes a good profit

Post by godfather » 22 Aug 2013, 22:51

Here is one of Abbott's friends who has claimed that the MRRT is a curse for all miners and that the Carbon Tax would kill all resources companies.
Today's news was showing a different result and in fact contradicts what "Twiggy" Forest has claimed.

Fortescue Metals Group has boosted its net profit by 12 per cent in the past financial year, buoyed by increased production and cost reductions.
In the 12 months to the end of June, Fortescue made almost $US 1.75 billion.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-22/f ... it/4905076


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Post by donander » 22 Aug 2013, 23:12

Go Twiggy !! Another great Australian. :romance-cloudnine:
The last interglacial had less ice, higher sea levels, and warmer temperatures than this one. So, according to the evidence so far, human activity must have a COOLING effect.

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Post by grandduke » 23 Aug 2013, 07:50

Twiggy Forest is no Australian. :sleeping-yellow:
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Post by donander » 23 Aug 2013, 10:05

Yes he is ....
As the mining boom reached its peak in Australia, the Forrests have emerged as two of Australia's most generous philanthropists, giving away tens of millions of dollars each year to improve the lives of Aborigines in the state's north.

In 2007 they gave shares, options and cash worth about $80 million to a charity they set up called the Australian Children's Trust.
http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/and ... 6619947299

Don't forget he is also a prime mover in Generation One: http://www.fiftythousandjobs.com.au/
We want GenerationOne to become a mainstream, grass roots movement. It is not the campaign of any party, persuasion or person - it is YOUR campaign.

It is financially supported by a number of business leaders such as Andrew and Nicola Forrest, James Packer, Kerry Stokes and Lindsay Fox and others who want to make a difference.
The last interglacial had less ice, higher sea levels, and warmer temperatures than this one. So, according to the evidence so far, human activity must have a COOLING effect.

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Post by grandduke » 23 Aug 2013, 12:10

Then he must be afforded the recognition for his
work, but, and there always a but, he will right
most of that of in tax concessions---see lad. :wink

Argh he's paying nothing.

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/ne ... x/1587629/
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Post by Di Wundrin » 23 Aug 2013, 12:22

You people make me want to open a wrist sometimes. Such a tiny self centred vision of the world. Your pensions and doles only get paid out of what people like Twiggy contribute. No bloke leaning on a shovel and demanding to be paid like a CEO will ever support you.

Get over the greed and envy hangups you have and get off your whinging backsides and start up some industry where YOU can employ somebody. Get back to me when you contribute as much to the economy as you expect to receive from it. Oh, and as much as all the rest of your socialist gimme gimme mates expect too. The 'Twiggies' support a lot more than just one of you.


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Post by grandduke » 23 Aug 2013, 12:28

Your a credit to the liberal party petal, but then
i find it difficult recognising you where once a member of the
working class, your like a voice crying in the wilderness. :wink :- :-
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Post by Di Wundrin » 23 Aug 2013, 14:29

I'm still a member of the working class Dookey, but not the welfare addicted bludging class who demand a share of what they have never earned. If Labor still represented the working class I'd still be voting for them. :icon-mrgreen:

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Post by Biggdad » 23 Aug 2013, 17:05

Di Wundrin wrote:I'm still a member of the working class Dookey, but not the welfare addicted bludging class who demand a share of what they have never earned. If Labor still represented the working class I'd still be voting for them. :icon-mrgreen:
Seeing that the libs don't represent the working class...Give us a clue DI..Who will you vote for? :wink :wink :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by grandduke » 23 Aug 2013, 17:18

Well i can agree with you there petal, we would be
in accord i assume as two that put in long hours paid
high taxes over many years and managed our reserves
well, the welfare set should never have been allowed
to stay in bed while their welfare cheque arrived in the
post, thing is this mob are sure fire labor voters. :wink :-
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Post by Dreamweaver » 23 Aug 2013, 18:41

I am also for everyone getting a job, supporting themselves, putting aside for their own retirement - if they can. That's a mighty big if!

I am all for successful business people having things others can't afford - they've earned it. What I'm against is the ultra money hunger of the obsessed of these, who regard it all like a game of monopoly.
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Post by godfather » 23 Aug 2013, 20:02

I also lend a word or two against the bludgers in our society who could but don't want to work, but that wasn't the point of my post.

My point was that "Twiggy" like Gina and Clive all blasted the hottest air they could find against a Mining Resources Tax, claiming that Australia would go broke and the sky would fall in.
Also claiming that the Carbon Tax would break them and send our civilisation into an abyss from which we could not recover.
The fact is, after 12 months of experience, NOTHING of the sort that was claimed has happened. In fact, Australia progressed during the 12 mths of Carbon Tax, indicating that
the tax was an incentive to find and develop new energy saving processes.

All that scare mongering generated by Forrest, Palmer and Rinehard was bullshit, and the winner was...........the resources companies instead of the country!

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Post by grandduke » 23 Aug 2013, 21:01

But GF that suits the liberals just fine, i wonder if they
would support a party that threw them out of work onto
the street, but no ours are retired so it has little effect
on them bugger everyone else. :- :-
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Post by donander » 23 Aug 2013, 21:31

Methinks some members of this forum would prefer Twiggy's Fortescue Metals to fail and all its employees go on the dole. think-smiley
The last interglacial had less ice, higher sea levels, and warmer temperatures than this one. So, according to the evidence so far, human activity must have a COOLING effect.

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Post by Di Wundrin » 23 Aug 2013, 21:49

Dreamweaver wrote:I am also for everyone getting a job, supporting themselves, putting aside for their own retirement - if they can. That's a mighty big if!

I am all for successful business people having things others can't afford - they've earned it. What I'm against is the ultra money hunger of the obsessed of these, who regard it all like a game of monopoly.

But it has to be a game to them DW or they wouldn't do it at all.

How many people do you think would be motivated to start a business, work 18 hours a day, risk their money, their house, their future, the lot on making it profitable. Then kept on doing the 18hrs a day to keep ahead of the competition with the sole intention of giving it all away to losers too tired to get out of bed?? Or as the entitlement addicts put it, give them "their SHARE" of the profits ??
No one's that charitable so they must do it for the money and more, to play the monopoly/ego game.

Once they've got the first billion in the back pocket they're obviously not doing it just for the money any more. Rupe doesn't need to work. He could shut the whole works down and walk away filthy rich, but he won't. It's the 'game' that motivates entepreneurs and big players to bother with the aggravation.
They don't retire do they? They don't just pack it in and go fishing when they hit pension age as we 'working class' do.
They stay in the game until they die at the desk, that's not just greed, that's something else entirely.

We may rant about them, envy them, hate them even but without those kind of people we'd still be riding around in the back of farm carts and hoeing weeds for pennies. It was them that created the Industrial Revolution that changed our civilization so fast. Yes plenty of workers were exploited, but then they always had been.

It wasn't Paradise before Industrialisation and the average Joe wasn't struggling to pay off a McMansion, he was struggling to find a crust to feed his family. He wasn't at the footy on weekends he was mixing mud and cow dung to fix the family hut.

I don't vote Liberal because I approve of greedy bastards, I vote because those greedy bastards are a necessary part of supporting the lifestyles we've become accustomed to. Better that a handful of rich people skim the cream than 100,000 petty officials rip us off gouging backhanders and bribes for every single service in the name of the Government, as happens in Socialist societies.

You howl about 'big brother' yet that is exactly what a Nanny State becomes. It's not Rupert that's the danger, he doesn't give a toss what you do at home, but a Nanny State will. It'll orchestrate every facet of your life. Oh, and it won't be able to afford higher wages either, after all, it's 'non profit organization' isn't it?? Oh yes, you'll all get your 'share' then, of buggar all.

I just don't understand how you think that today's version of a Labor Party is beneficial. Damned if I can figure that out. They are just playing to their voter's greed by pointing out the same greed in those who are more productive than them. Beats me.

A little rant on perspective there from a cynical pragmatist in a dark mood. :icon-mrgreen:

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