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MugaB

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The entire country is completely relevant since you can't have a successful professional sporting team without the infrastructure to support it.
So when we have our 4 clubs travel to Vegas next week, are we watching out for the rampant gun related gang crimes that goes on in California or just the mass murders in Waco, Texas, or both... you know what scrap the 5 years of opening double headers..
Its too dangerous... wait isn't that a 1st world country?
 

Maximus

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So when we have our 4 clubs travel to Vegas next week, are we watching out for the rampant gun related gang crimes that goes on in California or just the mass murders in Waco, Texas, or both... you know what scrap the 5 years of opening double headers..
Its too dangerous... wait isn't that a 1st world country?

Great comparison

Levels of crime and violence in PNG are high, and have remained consistently so over more than a decade. The homicide rate – considered the most reliable indicator of overall crime – was 10.4 per 100,000 habitants in 2010. The rate varies widely across regions, with an estimated rate of 66 per 100,000 in Lae and 33 in National Capital District, amongst the highest in the world.

 

MugaB

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Great comparison

Levels of crime and violence in PNG are high, and have remained consistently so over more than a decade. The homicide rate – considered the most reliable indicator of overall crime – was 10.4 per 100,000 habitants in 2010. The rate varies widely across regions, with an estimated rate of 66 per 100,000 in Lae and 33 in National Capital District, amongst the highest in the world.

Mmm, did you want to answer the question, or do i need to post USA crime rate too
 

MugaB

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Alright

Heres two screenshots
One with PNG on it came in at 52 in the world for murder rates, but I highlighted Canada due to being at the northern border of the US....
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Now heres USA
...came in at 6... thats right 6...
With Mexico on its southern border at no.3
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Perth Red

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So when we have our 4 clubs travel to Vegas next week, are we watching out for the rampant gun related gang crimes that goes on in California or just the mass murders in Waco, Texas, or both... you know what scrap the 5 years of opening double headers..
Its too dangerous... wait isn't that a 1st world country?
Pretty sure if in last 6 months there had been street rioting in Vegas that had left 15 dead and gang warfare in Nevada that had left 60 plus dead in one fight then yeh questions about the safety of travelling there would be being asked!
 

MugaB

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Pretty sure if in last 6 months there had been street rioting in Vegas that had left 15 dead and gang warfare in Nevada that had left 60 plus dead in one fight then yeh questions about the safety of travelling there would be being asked!
Probably right, going off the stats tho im sure there's has been, probably a few school masacres too, hey, hey, hey.....
Yeah not so funny when kids get brought into it...
...Fk u Americans!!
Besides it's apparently a 1st world country...
Anyone notice that The UK was above PNG too??
Ohhhhhhh might need to tell the Panthers to not play the world cup challenge this weekend
 

MugaB

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America is a shithole too, but the Vegas murder rate is approx. 12 per 100,000 people vs 33 in Port Moresby. They aren't comparable.
Ok so we tell them 4 clubs to stick to Nevada, dont cross no borders to mexico, or go to California or Texas, right! Well done maxi you've schooled me on murder rates today... even though its still murder regardless which city, there's 50 countries around the world more dangerous, most have more population per square metre and are 1st world...
All the rhetoric you doing is useless
 

Perth Red

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Probably right, going off the stats tho im sure there's has been, probably a few school masacres too, hey, hey, hey.....
Yeah not so funny when kids get brought into it...
...Fk u Americans!!
Besides it's apparently a 1st world country...
Anyone notice that The UK was above PNG too??
Ohhhhhhh might need to tell the Panthers to not play the world cup challenge this weekend
eh? UK murder rate is 1.0 per 100k, PNG is 9.4
 

Wb1234

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Alright

Heres two screenshots
One with PNG on it came in at 52 in the world for murder rates, but I highlighted Canada due to being at the northern border of the US....
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Now heres USA
...came in at 6... thats right 6...
With Mexico on its southern border at no.3
View attachment 84376
First world killings and violence aren’t the same as third world killings and violence

Esp since first world it’s more white people
 

Vee

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ARL Commission boss Peter V’landys is lobbying the Albanese government to give NRL players an irresistible reason to join a new franchise in Papua New Guinea – tax free status.

Fatima Kdouh and Peter Badel
February 21, 2024 - 4:03PM

ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys says NRL stars willing to move to Papua New Guinea could ‘earn double’ the money as part of a plan to grant players tax-free status. V’landys revealed plans to lobby the Albanese government to green light the move as part of the governing body’s expansion strategy, which includes a proposed 18th team in the Pacific.

“One of the areas I will be approaching the government on is in order to make it attractive to go over there, we are going to ask the government that people be given tax-free status,” V’landys revealed. “If you’re going to go over there and work, to encourage you to go to Papua New Guinea, you should earn that money tax-free.”

The move would give NRL players a chance to really cash in on their market value, making Papua New Guinea an irresistible option for some of the game’s biggest stars. The NRL is pushing ahead with plans for expansion in either 2026 or 2027, with Papua New Guinea firming as the next franchise to join the competition.

Drawing from his experience as Racing NSW boss, V’landys believes a tax exemption would sweeten the deal for not only players but coaches and club administrative staff.

“One of the problems I have in racing is that in Hong Kong they have a 15 per cent tax base,” V’landys said. “So all staff in racing are attracted to go to Hong Kong because they are only paying 15 per cent."

“The wages are the same, but the tax rate is so different, they can go over there, spend three years there, and earn double what they would in Australia. “Hopefully, that will encourage our retired players, our officials, our coaches if our government allows us to have a tax free, or lower tax rate to encourage them to go to PNG, that will make the initiative much more successful.”

Last week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese backed V’landys plans to expand the NRL to a 20-team competition.

The Albanese government has already declared it is prepared to commit $600 million to a team in the Pacific as part of a ‘soft diplomacy’ strategy into the region. Given the federal government’s vocal support, tax concessions for NRL players is a genuine possibility.

“I am very supportive of an 18th NRL team in PNG,“ said Albanese, who visited the White House with V’landys last year. “This is a game changer for the relationship with Papua New Guinea.”

After exploring the option of housing a new Pacific team in far north Queensland, the governing body now prefers to base the franchise in Papua New Guinea. V’landys said the latest outbreak of violence in the country, which left at least 50 people dead, would not deter the governing body from basing the new club in the troubled country.

“Papua New Guinea is not going to happen tomorrow, it’s going to happen in two or three years so hopefully the situation and the environment is going to change,” V’landys said.

“It’s certainly an option to house them in Papua New Guinea. A pretty high profile coach believes if you’re going to get the engagement in PNG you have to be based there. Justin Olam came out and said the same thing. It wasn’t just him (the coach) who said it. Some of the money can be spent on housing over there.”

The game’s broadcasters – Foxtel and Channel 9 – have thrown their support behind a campaign to bring back the North Sydney Bears as part of expansion plans. The push to revive the Bears has the backing of V’landys with the proposal to join the NRL to include the entire Pacific region, including New Zealand.

“My motto is to defy impossible. My attitude is never say never. People always underestimate but I’m determined to keep improving the game,” V’landys said. “My aim during my next term is more expansion and getting a foothold in the American market. It’s crucial. It has the potential to give us tens, if not hundreds, of millions. I would like to expand to a 20-team comp in the coming years.”
 

Perth Red

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Vlandys really isnt good with numbers lol If your paying 15% tax in HK you arent going to earn double your salary on 3 years!

I guess from this we can surmise that Cairns is off the table and they are going all out to base it in PNG. I reckon the trip to the Cowboys has pivoted him!

Geez he's optimistic!

“Papua New Guinea is not going to happen tomorrow, it’s going to happen in two or three years so hopefully the situation and the environment is going to change,” V’landys said.
 

Canard

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Haha, f**k me.

The worst cost of living crisis since the Great Depression and this dickhead thinks we should grant millionaires tax free status.

That will be a real vote winner.
 

Bukowski

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So basically their salary cap will be 1/3 higher than every other clubs. Good luck telling them.

Reality is coming fast to this idea.
 

Maximus

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After exploring the option of housing a new Pacific team in far north Queensland, the governing body now prefers to base the franchise in Papua New Guinea. V’landys said the latest outbreak of violence in the country, which left at least 50 people dead, would not deter the governing body from basing the new club in the troubled country.

“Papua New Guinea is not going to happen tomorrow, it’s going to happen in two or three years so hopefully the situation and the environment is going to change,” V’landys said.

Geez this may be the dumbest thing I've ever read, and I've read hundreds of Pippen's posts.
 
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