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Rev Simon Rumble simon at
Mon Mar 6 17:23:56 GMT 2006

On 6/3/2006, "Jacqui Caren" <jacqui.caren at> wrote:

>> Right after the time limit attached to the bribes had elapsed?
>Hmm - odd they enever seem to expect this.

Not at all.  It's a well-trodden path and they all know the rules of the

1) Multinational company threatens to move to place with cheaper cost
2) Employees and suppliers scream bloody murder and point out how many
jobs are at stake.
3) Pollies give them a bunch of shit for free. (often a mixture of tax
breaks, free or heavily-discounted leases, other stuff)
4) Pollies get re-elected for "saving" all those jobs.
5) Free shit runs out.
6) See 1.

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