|Issue No 76||03 November 2000|
Letters to the Editor
New Offer For Telephone Users
Telecommunications has never been easier!
Welcome to REITHCard, an exciting new development in telecommunications. REITHCard is proudly brought to you in co-operation with our venture partners who have joined us in the vanguard of community service throughout the world.
REITHCard (Responsibility Excused In The House) is an unprecedented offer guaranteed to keep you in touch with loved ones, friends and business colleagues at any time NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE. But the best feature of REITHCard is the ENORMOUS SAVINGS it offers subscribers.
Here's how it works:
Each REITHCard has a personal special four-digit PTPT (Pity The Poor Taxpayer) number. By dialling the PTPT number as a prefix to any number you wish to dial throughout the world, you can talk as long and as often as you like - entirely FREE of cost! This incredible deal is made possible through our high volume of Telecom business which enables us to allocate the cost of the service to a CFPM (Contempt For Public Money) account.
Accounting is easy. There is absolutely NO PAPERWORK! REITHCard takes care of everything - it's all so easy.
As a special bonus if you accept this offer within 10 days, we will upgrade your REITHCard to UTT category (Up The Taxpayer) enabling you to freely pass the PTPT number on to members of your family, staff, hotel receptionists and even passing taxi drivers. And unlike any other card, REITHCard allows you to make calls on the same PTPT simultaneously from up to twelve different locations around the globe!
To qualify for this special offer you must agree to follow the Prime Minister's parliamentary Code of Practice. To register for this FREE service, visit our Website at www.polliesperks.gov.au and enter your username. Go to Code of Practice and click "Accept." There is no need to read the entire document because it is never enforced.
PLUS! If you apply for this outstanding offer within 10 days you also receive at NO COST your choice of one of the following best-sellers:
"Altruism in Public Service," by Mal Colston
And there's more! The first 250 subscribers receive 5,000 bonus FrequentLIAR points with the airline of their choice.
SIGN UP NOW at www.reithcard.com.au
Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue
Interview: Withering On The Vine
Cooking shows and 'Bugs fucking to Mozart' may become the staple diet on our ABC as news and current affairs face a war of attrition. Quentin Dempster gives Workers Online an insider's view of our endangered national broadcaster .
US Election: Sugar Candy Politics
Like in everything else, Americans like their politics sugar coated. A Nation in denial, they are happier maintaining the fantasy that the world is a fine and dandy place says Michael Gadiel.
US Election: George W. Bushwhacked by Texas Truth Squad
The Texas Truth Squad are a group of Texan union members travelling the US on a crusade to expose the Republican presidential nominee as a corporate rogue who in his time as Governer proved himself as an enemy of the worker.
History: Federation and the Labour Movement
National celebrations will mark the Centenary of Federation next year. The labour movement's opposition to Federation at the referenda held around the Australian colonies in 1899 will attract less commemoration, although the republicans of 1999 might have benefited from reflection on the causes of working class discontent one hundred years earlier says Stuart Macintyre.
International: Unions Mac Their Day
McDonald's - the biggest employer of young people around the world - is increasingly becoming the target of union recognition campaigns, backed by human rights groups concerned about the fast food chains practices in countries such as Indonesia, China, Russia, Canada and Germany.
Satire: Wiranto’s charity album inspires genocidal maniacs everywhere
Indonesia’s favourite former strongman, General Wiranto, has recently decided to record an album of love songs. Entitled To You My Indonesia, Wiranto’s album has already sold 8,000 copies and is raising money for refugees.
Review: What About the Workers?
A big, gruff bloke in a blue singlet, on strike or just not working, and generally being difficult. That's the trade unionist for you. Barry Cohen's new book What About the Workers? shows this image may have a bit of truth about it, but he would be telling a few good yarns while he was standing about.
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