So Matt Barrie has released an article relating to the Sydney pub lock out laws. Basically he argues that the laws were created under false pretenses to give James Packers Casino a monopoly for early hours drinking, which effectively saved the company. His accusation seems to have merit, but it may not be his article at all.
If one digs a little deeper into Matt Barrie one finds he is the CEO of Freelancer an Australian listed company which more or less runs a escrow scam ripping off employers and contractors by being the man in the middle that holds the bag for payments between the parties and frequently keeps the money or withholds it for extensive periods of time for no good reason.
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some examples of the freelancer scams:
Freelancer is a Fraudulent rip off. They will try and steal you money. Its hard to believe that this company is still aloud to operate with so many contractors and Employers being ripped off. I wish i did product review search before I used them. Im $921 out of pocket for nothing in return. Their support is the worst in the world. No telephone support like other companies and terrible email support and response times.
Here is my story. I hired a contractor to do some website work after paying one of freelancers staff a fee of $32 fee to recommend the best freelancer for the job. I interviewed the contractor they recommended, I awarded the job to him and we agreed on a timeframe to complete the work. I then paid $800 for the job plus other admin fees $27 & $18 to Freelancer . Once I had paid freelancer the funds, the contractor then said he was going on holidays and would not be free much to do the work. We clearly discussed the time frame and he assured me he was available to complete the job. But then as soon as the job was awarded and moneys transfer to Freelancer the contractor told me he is now not available much to do the work.
I needed to get the job done and decided to get somebody else to do the work from a different agency. The contractor demanded he gets paid $100. Basically for just the job interview. No work had started or documents were provided to the contractor. I told him its ridiculous you wanted to get paid for briefly discussing the job over skype, but he demanded to get paid $100 for the job interview. I contacted Freelancer support and they told me there was an arbitration process that had to be followed. So I did that and paid another $42. The contractor backed down and I was won the dispute. They still will not release my money back to me even though i clearly won and no work has even started.
Freelancer has now locked my funds and mentioned in the notes that this matter will be resolved in 64 days. 64 days my friends, can you believe it 64 days. They has asked me to supply my passport , rates notices and other proof of id. I thought this was ridiculous but as this was not need in the beginning but did as they requested. Absolutely made no difference. Their poor support has disappeared.
This drama has been going on for 3months now. Im $921 out of pocket. I can not get a refund or use the money to get any work done.
Its not worth it to ever use this company. There are other better reputable alternatives with support.
64 days time frame to solve a support ticket is ridiculous, can your business afford that?
I was working with a freelancer when they suddenly locked me out of my account and refused to reply to emails. The milestones were cancelled, so the freelancer was not even paid, although she had partly delivered the job. 60 USD of mine got fraudulently seized. I wish I checked reviews before signing up to them. I knew there were schemes like this, but I didn’t expect such a big site to be one. I can’t believe it still operates.
I received a response: “It is stated in our Terms & Conditions that Freelancer.com may terminate the participation of a User if we think that they are creating problems, legal liabilities (actual or potential), infringing someone else’s intellectual property rights, engaging in fraudulent, immoral or illegal activities, or for other similar reasons”.
I merely ordered two articles for my website.
Zuckerberg claims to only be paid $1 per year for working at Facebook
Of course Facebook and related entities are no stranger to dodging tax with creative means.
From the media, but was not widely reported:
“Ahmed’s clock was hardly his most elaborate creation. He said he threw it together in about 20 minutes before bedtime on Sunday: a circuit board and power supply wired to a digital display, all strapped inside a case with a tiger hologram on the front.
He showed it to his engineering teacher first thing Monday morning and didn’t get quite the reaction he’d hoped for.
“He was like, ‘That’s really nice,’” Ahmed said. “‘I would advise you not to show any other teachers.’”
(The engineering teacher was probably bemused by such a pointless “invention.”)
“According to Irving police, Ahmed’s case contained a digital clock that the student had taken apart and rearranged. Police said the student had the briefcase in his English class, where he plugged it into an electrical outlet and it started to make noise.”
I’ve looked at the photo of the clock, and I agree. It’s simply the innards of a commercial product–nothing worth showing off to an engineering teacher.
“Officers said Ahmed was being “passive aggressive” in his answers to their questions, and didn’t have a “reasonable answer” as to what he was doing with the case.”
And now my own commentary.
So of course while he is doing this he is wearing a NASA t shirt , for maximum “I’m so misunderstood” points.
So all of this is:
1 ) A bomb hoax.
2) Race baiting and religion baiting.
3) A massive publicity stunt.
4) Actually making it more difficult to react to terrorism.
5) A kid who is a fraud pretending to be talented where as in actual fact he a vandal.
He didn’t make a clock he did the opposite, he took a working clock and and tore it to pieces to the point all it would do was beep.
This little scumbag even made a twitter account with his twitter account name IStandWithAchmed and then used the same name as his own hashtag, all for maximum media impact.
The media is so infested with brainwashed Social Justice Warriors and retarded Marxists, so they all took the bait.
This little punk then gets the following:
Here is picture of the little terrorist fraudster:
In case you are wondering what amazing invention he has with him, it looks a lot like the back of an old computer motherboard with a bunch of unrelated wired and an old speaker (in other words useless junk). All these props to create the impression of some sort of talent where there is clearly none. Just like having glasses doesn’t make you smart, having a bunch of wires doesn’t make you an electronics technician.
There you go, another Muslim ‘hero’.
A vandal, a fraud, a liar, a terrorist. I wonder he will grow up to rape and murder?
In a move reminiscent of a chapter from Neuromancer, a secret group of hackers stole a corporate database and apparently ransomed the corporation using the stolen data as leverage.
The data release proves several frauds of the corporation:
*User delete service, where the user details are not actually deleted.
*Misleading customers, by creating fake ‘products’ (bait user accounts).
*Misrepresenting the users chances of success of product use ( the ratio of real male to female accounts was possibly as high as 1000 to 1).
Of course this will lead to more lawsuits against Ashley Madison who have in the past paid out on misrepresenting their user base for a profit motive.
You will need a torrent service to download the database.
If you pay for an internet dating site you are probably a man, and you are probably more likely to meet the woman of your dreams in a gay night club.
So if you are thinking this fraud is isolated you might be surprised that any organized paid for dating service is a fraud.
Check out fraction reserve speed dating whereby fictitious single women are invented out of thin air to create the appearance of a actual market, and fleece the suckers chasing a mirage.
admin addition 20/8/2015
This video seems to sums up the situation as it stands, adult language used in places, but its an adult topic so not a surprise really.
Admin edit addition
The number of fembots in the Ashley Maddison database was well hidden, here’s how it was done:
Finding it hard to get a job lately? Salary and wages seeming quite flat? Wonder why?
It’s because your job is being ‘in-sourced’.
In-sourcing is the disturbing new trend where by desperate economic migrants are taking any job they can at a vastly lower rate whether they have the skills or not.
Of course this leaves your career static or at worst sunk. Corporations love it as they get a whole lot of cheap labor, and if anything goes wrong the tax payer is left to pick up the bill.
They said it wasn’t happening here, it didn’t happen here. The truth was it was better covered up here.
And while Victoria Police corporation worked so hard to shut down Occupy Melbourne as a street protest the very reason we were protesting the dirty frauds committed by banks, Victoria Police corporation were investigating this fraud.
The bank heres received secret bail outs, and at least one bank has been involved in propping up a Ponzi scheme and snatching the victims houses.
Worst of all was CBA (Commonwealth bank of Australia’s) response to the scam, get on board and side with the scammer to steal the house.
the story by:
Well that’s probably a better headline for the story than The Age selected. It really sucks when some great investigative journalism is buried under a bland almost non event headline.
I think our headline is a better reflection of the facts and would certainly draw more attention, I mean you guys want to sell more news papers and subscriptions right?
Actually the next story is related and if you actually aded the headlines together, it actually becomes a better headline, but still doesn’t quite connect the dots for the would be reader.
Now the first story is exclusive, but then again editgate cyberwar was also.
So in case you have read too much of The Age this month or are other wise stuck behind a paywall/firewall here are the stories sans images.
WorkSafe pays law firms bonuses to minimise victims’ payouts
Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker
Victoria’s work safety authority is paying lawyers millions of dollars in confidential bonuses to minimise payouts in compensation cases brought by alleged victims of workplace accidents.
In at least one case, a firm representing the authority received more than $1 million in bonuses over 12 months on top of legal fees.
The bonuses are paid out by WorkSafe Victoria, which receives its funding from fees paid by Victorian businesses. The bonus scheme has provoked debate inside the legal community because of the potential it will encourage firms to cut corners in order to maximise their bonus payouts, or devise other strategies that may not be in the best interest of victims or the scheme.
But defenders of the bonus system say it encourages lawyers to deal with cases more efficiently and prevents rorting of the state’s workers’ compensation scheme.
Leaked files from law firm Lander & Rogers reveal that it has made about $5 million in WorkSafe bonuses over five years by minimising payouts to alleged Victorian victims of workplace accidents. The biggest yearly bonus payout to the firm was $1.2 million in 2010.
The leaked files also show that the legal firm encourages its lawyers to offer ”entertainment” to WorkSafe Victoria executives at the tennis, musicals and barristers’ functions. A well-placed source said that at least two senior WorkSafe staff had attended events paid for by the Melbourne firm.
The leaked Lander & Rogers files show one strategy proposed by the firm involves creating closer ties, or becoming ”relationship partners” with lawyers representing workplace accident victims via ”targeted plaintiff firm strategies”.
Lawyers who support the incentive scheme argue it encourages law firms to deal with cases in a fair and timely fashion.
They say that maintaining professional relationships with plaintiff firms also leads to fairer outcomes by reducing legal hostilities that can lead to unnecessary litigation.
In defending the bonus scheme, a WorkSafe spokesman said that the extra payouts were offered because the fees defence firms get paid for handling WorkSafe cases ”are significantly less than standard commercial rates”. ”Performance incentives are designed to preserve and protect the interests of the scheme and the amount paid in [bonuses in] 2012-13 represents 0.3 per cent of the total benefits paid to injured Victorian workers last year,” the spokesman said.
Internal Lander & Rogers figures from 2011 show its WorkSafe department made almost $4 million in profit, most of which is later distributed to the firm’s partners. The law firm’s WorkSafe lawyers also generated bigger profit margins – up to 35 per cent – than lawyers from any other section of Lander & Rogers.
The WorkSafe spokesman also said the bonuses were only awarded if law firms ”meet a range of performance criteria, which includes achieving a timely outcome for injured workers’ claims for compensation and reducing the use of the courts”. WorkSafe declined to answer questions on the total in bonuses it paid law firms or how many gifts WorkSafe staff received.
”WorkSafe adheres to the criteria set out in the gifts, benefits and hospitality policy framework 2012 issued by the Public Sector Standards Commissioner and expects all employees to comply with the policy,” the spokesman said.
In response to questions about its bonuses and gift-giving policy, a Lander & Rogers spokesman said: ”Like other firms who provide legal services to WorkSafe, Lander & Rogers is eligible to receive performance incentives where it meets certain criteria, which include helping to ensure timely resolution of injured workers’ claims.
”We maintain professional working relationships with all plaintiff firms and other stakeholders in the workers compensation scheme and always work in the best interest of WorkSafe.”
The law firm threatened Fairfax Media with legal action if it published details from its leaked files.
In other developments linked to the management of WorkSafe cases, it is understood that some defence firms have reduced the hiring of private detectives who conduct surveillance on allegedly injured workers. The practice of conducting surveillance on workers has recently drawn the ire of several Victorian judges because it is viewed as expensive and intrusive.
But several lawyers who spoke to Fairfax Media said that surveillance was a critical tool to prevent rorting.
Disabled Victorians to miss out on disability insurance scheme
Up to 900,000 disabled Victorians will not qualify for the national disability insurance scheme and the state government needs to increase funding to the sector to meet growing demand, the peak body for the sector says.
A National Disability Services submission to the state budget says that while DisabilityCare Australia is a tremendous opportunity to help 100,000 Victorians with a serious or permanent disability, hundreds of thousands more will require help. People with non-permanent or moderate to mild disability will not necessarily qualify for the scheme.
The organisation’s submission says there are about 1 million Victorians with a disability, including 338,200 with a profound or severe disability.
”This suggests that some 900,000 Victorians with a disability won’t qualify for the NDIS and will still require access to mainstream services such as transport, housing, education, health, justice and mental health,” it says.
NDS Victoria state manager James O’Brien said the state government had a role to play building a strong disability sector able to make the transition to the scheme.
”The NDIS won’t be the panacea for all, and we need a whole-of-government approach to ensure that mainstream services are accessible for all Victorians with a disability,” he said.
The Napthine government is also urged to lift annual investment to disability services by $900 million over the next five years. The group argues that with the government’s forecast surplus of $2.5 billion in 2016-17, the fiscal environment would allow the government to do so.
The submission outlines how demand continues to outweigh investment in the sector – it says while funding for the sector increased by 7.5 per cent last year, on the back of the trial of the national disability insurance scheme in Barwon, demand for services grew by 10 per cent. ”The real cost of providing disability services continues to escalate and government indexation fails to keep pace,” it says.
The submission says there should be more public-sector procurement from accredited disability organisations. It also wants the government to build more inclusive public spaces.
Building the capacity of the sector also requires more workers and NDS warns demand will rapidly outstrip supply unless action is taken now. The establishment of the scheme will require 25,000 workers by 2020; currently, there are just 12,000 in Victoria. ”This poses a huge challenge,” the submission says.
The government has welcomed the submission from NDS but will not comment on the budget ahead of its release in May.
So what does all of this mean?
Some great journalism, but journalists sometime can’t really say what they think for a variety of reasons, such is the sad state of our ‘deMOCKracy’. Fortunately we can say what ever we like as long as we feel its true.
The WorkSafe Premiums you are being forced to pay for has now become a slush fund for lawyers and government bureaucrats.
The levy you are being forced to pay for NDIS is just becoming a federal government slush fund.
Denise Cosgrove is embezzling (stealing) money paid by the Victorian tax payer, worst of all she’s using it to bribe lawyers into robbing WorkSafe claimants. She’s only been in the role of CEO for 12 months. This con artist really moves fast.
Man builds secret spy rock.
Government steals secret spy rock idea.
Man gets no money for secret spy rock.
Man sells spy rock on Ebay.
Spy rock, not so secret, anymore.
Nice one cryptome
Remember: Always pay your mercenaries and spies. Always!
Free shipping, oh sweet!
I hate having to add an extra $20 in my head when comparing the prices of secret military hardware being sold on Ebay by cheated contractors.
Oklahoma surgical center charges approximately 1/5th of the cost of hospital medical care,
but you pay that same 1/5th of the cost in insurance levies and medicare cost if you go to a hospital.
So what did you pay for with medical insurance and medicare?
Nothing, it’s all just a racket!
This bubble ( which is 20% of USA’s GDP) is inflated with government money and will eventually burst.
Several other large economies are potentially on the brink of collapse, Europe, China and Japan.
Which domino will fall first?