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Political Friday: protesting too loud?

27 February 2015

Despite howls of protest (shhh... if you listen really hard you can just hear them) from politicians, the Higher Salaries Commission has forced a 5% pay increase upon them.

Universally, our MPs have been standing on podiums, decrying this increase and claiming it to be unfair and unnecessary.

"But there's nothing we can do about it, it is forced upon us" is the follow-up sentence.

Oh, how tragic that these people are forced to endure the hardship of backdated pay increases that are measured in many thousands of dollars per year. I should be so unfortunate!

Meanwhile, those on the minimum wage were roundly insulted by a paltry 50c/hour increase in their earnings -- just a 3% rise.

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Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

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Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

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