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Canberra Fascists Uber Alles (Squeegees A Go Go)

By johnboy - 14 October 2005 24

ABC Online is reporting on John Hargreaves’s musings on the banning of windscreen wipers.

Sometimes my window needs a wipe and I wave them in. Sometimes I shake my head and they move on. If i don’t want it and they do it anyway then I don’t pay them.

And folks so gutless as to pay for things they don’t want aren’t deserving of further protection.

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Canberra Fascists Uber Alles (Squeegees A Go Go)
Mr Evil 11:33 am 17 Oct 05

If they like cleaning things, they could always get a job as a cleaner with a commercial company. Oh, that’s right, why should they have to do that when the average taxpayer can carry them through life, because they have issues of some sort. If they can stand at an intersection all day long, then why can’t they work in a real job and pay tax just like all us other suckers? Too many people are on welfare for the wrong reasons and nobody’s prepared to do anything about it.

bonfire 11:19 am 17 Oct 05

if these people are shooting shit into their veins then do you really think they file tax returns ?

instead of banning them, social services should send a case worker down there.

society owes a duty of care to people who live on the fringes and cannot look after themselves.

i think the standard that needs to be applied here is – what harm are they causing ? answer – none.

while i dont want my windows cleaned, id rather they did this than bust into the stanley steamer and steal the wireless.

im sure they are very aware of the consequences of stepping in front of an 18 wheeler.

Chris 10:55 am 17 Oct 05

‘they get angry with young girls alone in their car and scare the shit out of them.’ And also – older solo women drivers who don’t want their ‘services’ !

Rocket 10:44 am 17 Oct 05

A modest estimate of 100 cars per day at an average of $1 or $2 per car. I bet they don’t declare it for taxation purposes and still happily collect their Centrelink payments.

Why should we change liability laws for people who chose to walk through traffic when they shouldn’t be there. Issue tickets for crossing against the dont walk signal, not crossing at the desiganted crossing at $70 odd a pop and they’ll soon go away.

simto 9:00 am 17 Oct 05

These guys are doing squeegy work, dude. Do you really think they’re raking in the dough, or that they’ve got the brains, brawn or anything other than their own willingness to stand on a corner all day to get them through life?

Mr Evil 8:16 am 17 Oct 05

They could always try something really novel, like, getting a real job? Nah, that’d probably be far too hard! 😉

johnboy 2:58 pm 16 Oct 05

If they’re dealing smack then arrest them for dealing smack, if they’re being offensive arrest them for being offensive.

Special G 2:25 pm 16 Oct 05

The problem is that they get angry with young girls alone in their car and scare the shit out of them. Otherwise they are using the cover of window washing to deal smack. I wouldn’t think for a minute that they are window washing to make an honest living. Get rid of them.


johnboy 2:16 pm 16 Oct 05

“Yes, but I bet a lawyer would have fun with that!”

OK, so get the laws straight so there’s no liability issue.

seepi 11:47 am 16 Oct 05

Let them alone. I let them do my windscreen sometimes, and I give them some change – sometimes only 60c or so. And if they do it if I didn’t ask I don’t pay. When I had a terible old car they would always do it for free out of sympathy!

Ralph 11:10 am 16 Oct 05

Personally they don’t bother me. At least they’re not sitting on their arses all day. The bloke at Dickson knows not to ask me anyway.

The Es-Sense 8:03 pm 15 Oct 05

Dr. Evil: If you’d rather have a jobless guy burgle your car than try to make an pretty honest living, go with Hargreaves.
I’m with JB on this one. Let them stay.

Mr Evil 6:08 pm 15 Oct 05

“if they get hit they get hit, they know the risks they’re taking.”

Yes, but I bet a lawyer would have fun with that!

johnboy 5:37 pm 15 Oct 05

if they get hit they get hit, they know the risks they’re taking.

as for tax compliance that’s a federal responsibility. Personally I don’t think there should be any tax below the poverty line and I doubt too many squeegee guys are raking in that much.

they work hard for their money.

Mr Evil 4:44 pm 15 Oct 05

I reckon they should be moved on, because what do you think will happen when one of these idiots is hit by a car one day? The number of near misses at Dickson that I’ve seen means it’s going happen sooner or later.

I’d also like to know if these individuals are declaring their income from washing windows to Taxation and/or Centrelink?????

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