20th February 2018. New building code only allows second storey windows to be opened 100mm. Accordingly on a hot day it’s impossible to get a breeze into the room. So everyone must suffer because some parents fail to control their children. About time we stopped legislating for the careless, stupid and incompetent. ‘We regulate ourselves unto enslavement and inhumanity.
4th August 2017. And so more retailers close due to cost structure, over governance, and unfair competition of tax avoiding competition. Soon there will not be enough workers to support the massive bureaucracy dreaming up even more ways for the ever diminishing private sector to pay their wages. Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility
2nd July 2016. The Australian census is in August. I have been given an expensive little booklet on how to distribute and collect census data on possible guests. Two pages of this expensive booklet are devoted to motherhood statements on Workplace Health and Safety, like ‘Prevent work related injury and disease’ – For heavens sake I am giving out and collecting forms – absolutely beyond stupidity. ‘Smile and act stupid, that way no one gets confused’
22nd August 2015. Looking around a small publicly accessible pool near a restaurant I counted 9 signs around the pool, all exhorting the dim-witted and foolish not to do dim-witted and foolish actions. Why do we have to lower society to the lowest common denominator. ‘What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.’
22nd July 2015. Well back after a long sabbatical while getting a bit disillusioned with the state of the nation. Currently in my view we have the worst Prime Minister we have ever had, the current government is the worst we have ever had, and the current opposition is the most ineffectual we have ever had. The country is in a race to the bottom and like leemings many of the population are following. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, corporations are dodging billions in tax and the country is existing as a service industry selling over priced overseas goods and services to other Australians. Sitting back and saying nothing – achieves nothing
9th November 2014. I can remember when there were only two speed limits in Australia 30 mph and derestricted. Now we have a whole army of bureaucrats and an expensive industry manufacturing poles and signs which seem to change daily. ‘ Bureaucracy, the art of making the possible impossible’
7th June 2013. In a fit of enthusiasm, and on the assumption that governments should even wipe our nose, some bureaucratic dill mandated that domestic hot water heaters maximum temperature be turned down so people would not scald themselves. They are now finding after spending millions employing plumbers to turn down the heat that they have adjusted hot water heaters to the range that encourages the deadly legionella bacteria. ‘Snookered’
12th October 2012. So a Melbourne Council has stopped kids playing Frisbee in a local park without paying for a $120 permit. Seems time to take a stand against those hiding behind the cloak of bureaucracy. Haven’t they seen the latest obesity statistics. ‘Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism’