Hmmmph. Don’t remember electing THEM

johnboy 14 December 2010 28

by order US Government

Owen sent this one in with this note:

Just in case you are wondering how brain washed we have become, the creators of this notice had no qualms about telling us who they thought they were taking orders from.

I take objection to the words “By Order US Government”. Those words should be omitted from the notice. In my paranoia the words imply our acquiescence to a foreign power.

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28 Responses to Hmmmph. Don’t remember electing THEM
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p1 p1 3:48 pm 15 Dec 10

astrojax said :

i’m just confused as to why the americans think a $9.00 (or nine OO) surcharge will dissuade terrorists from sending their contraband or terror devices – how much does it cost to send a few operatives to america to train to fly commercial jets and then buy a ticket? like, a tenner is hardly going to make the terrorists go ‘oh my allah, those yanks have got me. damn, damn damn’ and slink away to their cave and attack england instead…

Nah, the 9.Oo$ pays for a illegal Mexican immigrant to open the parcel, thumb through the contents and put it back in the envelope. Anything which is a threat to das Vaterland will be confiscated.

astrojax astrojax 11:33 am 15 Dec 10

i’m just confused as to why the americans think a $9.00 (or nine OO) surcharge will dissuade terrorists from sending their contraband or terror devices – how much does it cost to send a few operatives to america to train to fly commercial jets and then buy a ticket? like, a tenner is hardly going to make the terrorists go ‘oh my allah, those yanks have got me. damn, damn damn’ and slink away to their cave and attack england instead…

Me no fry Me no fry 10:24 am 15 Dec 10

facet said :

Hasta la vista Pax Americana.

Pax Americana? That’s rich. America has to be one of the most belligerent and warlike nations that has ever existed. But of course that’s how they’ve maintained the pax.

If they continue to run their own country in such a way that it impacts on the rest of the world then the least they can do is allow us to vote in their elections.

I suggest the Americans take their stupid TSA and the Patriot Act and shove it up their collective arse.

dtc dtc 10:09 am 15 Dec 10

I suspect its someone reacting to the 15th (or 50th) complaint being made about the ridiculous postage fees being charged and how Aust Post is ripping them off and stuff like that. Get a sign, it makes sense, shut people up

facet facet 7:39 am 15 Dec 10

Thanks to the internet, I buy and sell lots of consumer products from around the world.
I reckon the health of the local economy can be gauged by a country’s postal service.
Based upon a comparison between the US and Chinese postal service, I would say the USA is stuffed.
Hasta la vista Pax Americana.

tommy tommy 6:49 am 15 Dec 10

pibloktoq said :

pibloktoq said :

I’m shocked and appalled by this sign. It’s a sad reflection on the state of our society when capital-Os can still be passed off as zeros.

Well picked up.

Personally I want to know who’s responsible for approving expenditure on a fancy glossy sign that’s got a a typo on it.

Auspost outlets are franchised so it’s probably an individual effort from the store operator.

takahe takahe 6:41 am 15 Dec 10

So I take it that’s in an Australia Post shopfront? I thought the rest of the world was starting to loosen up a bit on security. Maybe the TSA are behind this.

bugmenot bugmenot 6:40 am 15 Dec 10

Forget the capital O problem…

WTF is Gms?

Giga-milliseconds? Gravity(metres(scruple))?

spinact spinact 12:20 am 15 Dec 10

that’s got a a typo on it.

Damn it

fgzk fgzk 10:17 pm 14 Dec 10

pibloktoq said :

pibloktoq said :

I’m shocked and appalled by this sign. It’s a sad reflection on the state of our society when capital-Os can still be passed off as zeros.

Well picked up.

Personally I want to know who’s responsible for approving expenditure on a fancy glossy sign that’s got a a typo on it.

“Gms” and “G” not actually being measurements of mass. Maybe third time lucky.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:00 pm 14 Dec 10

The US of A – really, why do we bother with them anyway?

Brianna Brianna 9:42 pm 14 Dec 10

troll-sniffer said :

Osama Bin Laden has well and truly won his war. And the stupids who use up valuable oxygen in Washington DC acquiescing (albeit unknowingly) to his agenda have no idea of where to go or what to do.

On that basis I can declare that I rather like his attitude… not only has he avenged the deaths of thousands of innocent Middle Eastern souls with the deaths of just a few hundred rich white New Yorkers, (innocent or not) but he has managed to cause untold disruption, grief and general unhappiness to hundreds of millions of the world’s richest citizens.

Of course this post will be viewed as heinous treachery of the highest order by virtually all RA readers, who have little idea that they are in fact the brainwashed media-fed lackeys so beloved of our spin-driven guvmnt and media, but I don’t care. I tend to think outside the square and make no apology for it.

I also think outside the square. TSA and other government agencies have succumbed to the ‘terror’ and innocent citizens are being controlled by a paranoid world.
Any freedom we still have is just a dream. Time for the masses to wake up and really see what is happening.

breda breda 8:07 pm 14 Dec 10

Measures like this, and the intrusive and offensive ‘security’ procedures at US airports, are costing US taxpayers a fortune over and above the on ground costs.

It is the ‘theatre of security’ again (as PPs have said, all you have to do is go below the weight limit), while millions of containers go in to the US unchecked – if they were, global commerce would grind to a halt.

Good on the signposter(s) for explaining what is going on.

spinact spinact 6:40 pm 14 Dec 10

pibloktoq said :

I’m shocked and appalled by this sign. It’s a sad reflection on the state of our society when capital-Os can still be passed off as zeros.

Well picked up.

Personally I want to know who’s responsible for approving expenditure on a fancy glossy sign that’s got a a typo on it.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 6:17 pm 14 Dec 10

Ahh, but is it $9 US or Australian?

JC JC 6:15 pm 14 Dec 10

Cannot see any great problem, it is a charge foisted upon us by the US government, so why not show it so the customer understands why it is costing so much.

The whole security thing though is getting beyond a joke though. The other day I had to send something by air and I had to fill out a form to say my parcel didn’t contain toner cartridges nor did it originate from Yemen or Somalia. Now really what’s the point? If I was someone wanting to perform an act of terrorism do you think I would be telling the truth on the form?

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:38 pm 14 Dec 10

Those 3 grams make all the difference. I assume this is the metric equivalent to some antiquated US only measure?

I believe that the unit of weight measurement in the US of A is the pound (lb)…

dvaey dvaey 5:17 pm 14 Dec 10

Those 3 grams make all the difference. I assume this is the metric equivalent to some antiquated US only measure?

That would be the pound, yes. 1lb = ~453g

Amanda Hugankis Amanda Hugankis 5:15 pm 14 Dec 10

andym said :

Those 3 grams make all the difference. I assume this is the metric equivalent to some antiquated US only measure?

Heyyyy, come on now. 100 x 3 grams is 300grams …. that’s nearly half an entire kilo. Someone has got to lift that into the scanner machine.

andym andym 5:03 pm 14 Dec 10

Those 3 grams make all the difference. I assume this is the metric equivalent to some antiquated US only measure?

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