Small business Big problem….

2nd April 2016. Ever tried to get a small business off the ground in Australia. Every step of the way bureaucracy, legality, and banking is there trying to stop you. The parasites are out in force trying to suck every dollar out of the venture by the imposition of obscure, unnecessary, and ridiculous imposts and costs generated by a host of unnecessary drones. ‘I looked for an inspirational quote, but then I lost the inspiration’

Give me a sign…

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.’

Hydra…….

5th August 2015. Free trade agreements should not be about corporate interests supplanting public ones but, with the secrecy surrounding the Trade in Services Agreement talks this may be what Australia’s future holds. Germany is presently being sued, under the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, for $US4.7 billion because it wants to phase out nuclear power. Canada lost a case after Quebec imposed a moratorium on fracking. The federal government was sued over its tobacco legislation, and though it won the 2012 case, the latest one asking billions in compensation has not been decided. Our essential sovereignty in being able to regulate business in our own country. ‘There is no friendship in trade’

I’m Back…

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

Law unto…..

12th August 2014. Litigation funding, designed by lawyers, for lawyers – more legal grit in the wheels of progress. “Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”

Sludge…

9th April 2014. So once again we have an expensive enquiry into aspects of the cesspool of Australian politics. Once again no doubt the corrupt  will be thrashed with a feather. Everyone is getting tired of the leniency afforded to corrupt politicians and white collar criminals. If we are going to have ‘The Rule of Law’ the penalties must be a deterrent to these cretins and those following them. ‘A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ‘