16th April 2019. When finance and marketing people take over a company from engineers and scientists, bad things happen. In our case it also applies to countries – I think only one person with a science training in our entire federal parliament ‘Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge’.
16th April 2019. I am not dead – I have just been sidetracked to twitter for awhile. With Federal Elections coming up it is full of lies, accusations, innuendo, and worse, to the point I have had enough. This comment I tripped across the other day, the words are not mine. ‘Those who govern the nation and shape the public discourse cannot be trusted with the preservation of life on Earth. There is no benign authority preserving us from harm. No one is coming to save us. None of us can justifiably avoid the call to come together to save ourselves.’ ‘“Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?”
13th March 2018. A learned economics professor has calculated that Australia is 90 billion dollars out of pocket by world standards of collection of resource taxes. This situation is due to the unholy alliance of our two major parties and the mining industry, exacerbated by the corruption of political donations and the revolving door between mining companies and politicians.This quasi political institution we call democracy is a joke on us all. ‘Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance’
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.
19th February 2018. Well today is the anniversary of the WW11 bombing of our strategic port,Darwin. I roll my eyes and the victims of the bombing roll in their graves knowing that with the help of some of our compliant politicians this port was recently leased to the Company of a foreign power, China, for 99 years. ‘While you’re stabbing my back, you can kiss my ass too’
19th February 2018. Guess I am a lazy correspondent but starting book four as yet unnamed and trying to escape from the lunacy that is AUSTRALIA and its politics and politicians has taken time out of the year. I feel despondent that as we destroy the globe and ourselves the incessant inane background chatter, oblivious to the main game, never stops, even as the lemmings plunge over the cliff to their doom. ‘When it comes to global warming, coal is the gorilla in the room.’
7th December 2017. Our learned forefathers constructed a Constitution which basically forbids dual citizens to hold political office. Being flushed out of our Parliament one by one is a trail of politicians who fail to meet that requirement. Many fully knowing their ineligibility have remained silent – dishonourable bastards ! ‘All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.’
7th October 2017. As an example of two of the most incompetent major parties ever inflicted on this country, Australia, the nation with the biggest gas reserves is short of domestic gas because successive administrations have allowed all our gas to be exported. Undoubtedly facilitated by a coterie of lobbyists and associated graft, corruption and incompetence. ‘Lobbyists – ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent’
6th August 2017. The Banks and Credit Card companies must be seeing their rivers of gold turn to mud. If I purchase something for Bitcoin, Ethereum et al from a willing supplier the transaction is done in a matter of minutes without fees or identity exposure – no bank charges, credit card fees, international exchange ripoff, account charges. The captives are out and running fast. “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”