2nd November 2023. A quick glance around the globe, interminable wars, a dying planet unable to sustain life, never ending ignorance , greed and stupidity. If it so happens we are the only intelligent life in our galaxy of a billion stars and planets what a crying shame that when we go due to our own stupidity there will only be silence..forever. Armageddon was yesterday – today we have a serious problem
13th August 2023. It’s not just the individual stupidities which have become inexcusable, such as platforms repeatedly given to climate deniers. It’s the anti intellectualism, the hostility to new ideas. It’s the absence of moral seriousness. It’s the vacuous gossip about celebrities and consumables which takes over the conversation which takes precedence over the survival of the earth. It’s the obsession with generating noise. It’s the endless promotion of the views of the most selfish and antisocial and the exclusion of those trying to defend us from catastrophe. ‘ The media is the right arm of anarchy’
9th August 2023. The financial illiteracy of our youth is appalling. An indictment of an education system with priorities in the wrong direction. Any kid leaving high school without a knowledge of basic accounting, investment, tax etc are setting themselves up for failure. ‘ Debt is one person’s liability, but another person’s asset’.
5th August 2023. The world is awash with aircraft as that small percentage of the population who regularly use aircraft hasten the globe to its doom. Total global aircraft emissions are about equal to global power station emissions and let’s not talk about noise and health issues. The penny is dropping. The UK has determined that the nett outflow of wealth due to aviation exceeds the inflow and that the average airport puts out the same emission quantity as four coal fired power stations. ‘ What’s that goat doing in this cloud’
My new thriller soon to be released. Tired of boring ‘same old theme, written by 6th graders’ books which currently infect the marketplace. Want some great reading for that rainy weekend where your intellect can have a rest and your mind can roam around my settings. My books are scattered around Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc (Nitrogen coming in the next month)
3rd July 2023. Massive distortions in the property market in Australia have left thousands without adequate accommodation. The solutions probably are tied up with reduction in investor tax benefits, reduction in overseas investors in Australian Property, reduction in immigration, tax penalties for vacant properties, tax review of AirBnB, and a cap on rents. ‘Buy land – they are not making it anymore’