31 May 2012

PROSTITUTION AND GAMBLING NEVER GO AWAY, THEY JUST GO UNDERGROUND!


Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says it is an anomaly that punters can place bets by telephone but not by computer, while Australians continued to use overseas gambling sites.
'These sites are not always legitimate'.


TONY Abbott has vowed to resist any government move to allow online gambling, branding it a "dark cave" that would place addicts beyond help.
"This is a whole new frontier of gambling that the government is proposing to open," the Opposition Leader said.


All I can say about this matter is surely it is better to provide gambling sites in Australia that can be policed than allow gamblers to put themselves at risk by using sites that are not-policed sites outside Australia.


We know that people gamble, surely we should try to safe guard them in some way, because they will continue to gamble.


Like prostitution, the oldest profession, it did not go away when it was illegal, now it is legal, safer and controlled. 


The attitude of Tony Abbott and Nick Xenophon is head in the sand stuff, if we don't agree with it, it will go away, no guys it will not go away!
Abbott and Xenophon
IF YOU WISH HARD ENOUGH IT WILL GO AWAY.
NO IT WON'T GUYS, NO IT WON'T! 

PLAY SCHOOL...NO...THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT!!...WHAT A JOKE!


Manufacturing jobs are collapsing in Australia … and what has us riveted in our Federal Parliament?

The Leader of the Opposition and his colleagues all but fall over themselves in a rush to escape voting in the House of Representatives.

Australians who could still bear to watch what passes for the national political debate threw up their hands or were physically sick in despair at the televised unprecedented spectacle? This is our parliament, yes ours, these people represent us the people.

Here was a wretched vision for the world: politicians in struggling Ukraine might brawl for the cameras, but in Australia, the world's strongest economy, they run from the democratic process.

Tony Abbott, the leader of an opposition, a man who once won a boxing blue at Oxford, couldn't flee fast enough. He didn't make it out of the doors before they were locked,

He hammered vainly upon the unyielding exit, he found himself ordered to resume his seat by the Deputy Speaker, Anna Burke.
THEN WE HAVE THIS GROWN UP
Manager of Opposition Business Christopher Pyne is suspended from Question Time by Acting Speaker Anna Burke.
A NASTY LITTLE BOY, NO, THIS IS A SEASONED POLITICIAN.
GOD HEP US, HE'S POKING OUT HIS TONGUE
AT THE SPEAKER.
THIS IS A MEMBER OF A FUTURE GOVERNMENT!

29 May 2012

DO WE WANT POSITIVE...YES!!

THE AGE

Victorian first home buyers drive up sales


Positive OUTLOOK FOR A CHANGE depending which paper you read.

A surge of house buyers trying to beat the axing of the first home owner bonus in Victoria has lifted new home sales from their record lows.

New home sales jumped nationally by 6.9 per cent in April, seasonally-adjusted, after sinking to their worst levels in a decade, a Housing Industry Association survey of the country’s largest 100 builders shows.

The biggest boost to April sales came out of Victoria, where they surged 17.2 per cent after the Baillieu government’s recent budget axed handouts to first home buyers. These gave them up to $19,500 in rebates if they purchased a new dwelling under $600,000.

The cuts have sparked a rush of new home buyers in Melbourne’s suburban housing estates and apartment market seeking to claim the rebate before the cut-off date.

Multi-unit sales were up across the country by 10.3 per cent in the month.

Let's hope this continues.







COALITION LIES- COULDN'T LIE STRAIGHT IN BED!


Coalition bends 

the truth on its record debt levels warnings.

IT IS A LIE!

May 29, 2012
OPINION: Edited BY S W T READ 29/5/2012





















Global investors have flocked in to buy Australian government debt. Their concern is not that we have too much debt, but too little.

IMF figures show that of the 34 advanced economies, Australia has the third smallest ratio of gross debt to GDP: including state and municipal debt, it's just 24 per cent of GDP.

By comparison, Germany has a debt-to-GDP ratio of 79 per cent, the United States 110 per cent, and Japan 241 per cent.

The Coalition and its allies are like a broken record warning that Australia is swimming in debt and putting itself in danger. That is simply untrue.

If Labor's borrowing has put us in danger, why is Australia one of only eight countries rated AAA by all three global ratings agencies?

Ratings agencies make mistakes, as we all do, but are they that incompetent?

The surge in demand for Australian bonds that has driven yields down has come from overseas buyers. Are these investors stupid in seeing Australia as a safe bet?

No, the Coalition is using rhetoric to make a dangerous case that doesn't stand up. Australia's debt levels remain very low by world standards.

Net debt is expected to peak at less than 10 per cent of GDP here; in Greece, it's about to hit 160 per cent. That's a huge difference.


The jackals, both Opposition and Press, are gathering as they sense weakness that might enable them to share in the benefits of the kill.



It is not a pleasant sight, but then jackals, with the scent of blood in their nostrils, are not known to be open to reason.


These human jackals seem to share many of their less endearing characteristics.

SIMILARITY
WHICH PICTURE SHOWS JACKALS

27 May 2012

Another unconfirmed report Did they make this one up too!



LABOR whip Joel Fitzgibbon is reportedly telling nervous MPs that the party should turn back to Kevin Rudd as leader.
Amid growing concerns about Julia Gillard's leadership, Mr Fitzgibbon told told MPs last week that the hung parliament was "killing" the government, News Limited Sunday newspapers.
The Sun-Herald(unbiased) also reported that the former defence minister had switched camps and was now making the case for change to MPs.
They report  that the former supporter of the Prime Minister is openly counting numbers for the deposed leader three months after his failed leadership bid.
Yes and it is (reported) by the Sun-Herald the Popes an Anglican in disguise and Tony Abbott is a Muslim.
This story reassures  of the accuracy of the press in Australia, my thanks to the Sun-Herald!

Prostitute remembers every face from Seven years ago! Come on..

Craig Thomson the super stud, oh yes apparently he was so memorable that a particular prostitute can remember every detail, SEVEN YEARS LATER!!!!

This is what we are led to believe, if we believe what a certain TV network is telling us, and we must believe it because they say so.

I wonder if the money offered for this story has anything to do with this sudden flash of memory returning, it's amazing what a little lubrication will do when we talk of sex.

A TROJAN BULL

24 May 2012

HIDDEN SECRETS BURIED UNDER WET CONCRETE.


MAFIA STYLE BURIAL IN CANBERRA
This June 7, 2010 image from television supplied by Network 10 shows a commemorative coffee mug of the 2010 presidential visit by Barack Obama sitting on a stone pillar in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. A Parliament House official told senators on Monday, May 21, 2012 that 198 mugs were smashed and buried under wet concrete at a loading dock behind the building. One senator called it a "mafia-style execution" for the mugs, which had an extra "r" printed in Obama's first name.   AUSTRALIA OUT Photo: Network 10 / AP


Australian officials wanted to get rid of some commemorative mugs that misspelled President Barack Obama's name. And boy, did they ever!
A Parliament House official told senators on that Obama was smashed and buried under wet concrete at a loading dock behind the building(198 mugs that is!).
Sen.John Faulkner called it a "mafia-style execution" for the mugs, which had an extra "r'' printed in Obama's first name.
The government was made a mug after they made 200 of the mugs to commemorate the president's planned visit to Australia in 2010, which was later canceled.
No mugs were created when the American president finally made it to Australia.
Only two of the mugs were ever sold from the Parliament House gift shop, including one to the journalist who reported that Obama's name had been misspelled.
"Due to the sensitivity associated with the mistake that was made with the president's name, the last thing we wanted was for the fragments to be found on a garbage tip somewhere," said Bronwyn Graham, the Parliament House official.
She wouldn't comment on who's idea it was give them a 'mafia' style ending.
"I am not saying it was a bad idea. It is creative; I will give you that," Faulkner told Graham and her superior, David Kenny, who had authorized the disposal.
"You have not buried any other mistakes in concrete, have you Mr. Kenny, per chance?" Faulkner asked. Kenny swears he had not.

AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHY YOU HATE DENTISTS?


BEFORE YOU DATE A DENTIST
TAKE CARE


A dentist in Poland is facing jail after removing all 32 of her ex-boyfriend's teeth. 

According to NDTV, Anna Mackowiak gave her ex-lover Marek Olszewski – who had booked an appointment to get his toothache fixed after dumping her – some anaesthetic and she then proceeded to take out his teeth. 

She said: "I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions. But when I saw him lying there I just thought, 'What a b*****d'."

Mackowiak is now facing up to three years in prison and she is under investigation for medical malpractice.


AND SHE LAUGHED WHEN WE BROKE UP
I WONDER WHY?

WHY ARE WE MISERABLE--SPIN DOCTORS AND POLITICIANS KEEP TELLING US HOW BAD IT IS!


May 18, 2012
OPINION:EDITED by S w t read 24/5/2012


WE ARE BEING BEATEN AROUND THE HEAD BY THE COALITION AND SHOCK JOCKS.
THEY TELL US EVERY FIVE MINUTES HOW BAD OF WE ARE.

THIS IS STILL THE LUCKY COUNTRY
THE REST OF THE WORLD CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY WE COMPLAIN!

I've figured it out. I've figured out how Australia's economic vital signs can be so good - low joblessness, low inflation, trend growth - and yet Australians can remain so resolutely miserable.
Consumer confidence figures out this week confirm Australian consumers remain in the doldrums, with sentiment lifting just 0.8 per cent to remain below its historical average, despite a supersized interest rate cut and a federal budget promising goodies for middle- and low-income families.

A separate survey by Boston Consulting Group found sentiment in Australia ranks even lower than that of some crisis-torn and debt-riddled European countries.

There can be only one answer: we are, as a nation, chucking a full-on, all-screaming, all-door-slamming teenage temper tantrum or misinformation.

The Australian economy is now in its 20th year of consecutive growth. Anyone aged about 40 or less has pretty much never experienced a recession, or at least the humiliating experience of trying to find a job during one.


The consequence is we have grown complacent. We've either forgotten, or have never known, how hard it can get.


We are spoilt and the world looks on with envy.


Listen to the radio or read the newspapers or listen to the Coalition and you would think they are describing Greece, they are doing us average Australians a disservice and creating unwarranted fear in the community.


Ethics seem to have been done away with in favour of fear creation.


Retailers are complaining of low sales, can't they see that this constant knocking of Australia has demoralized the people, no wonder they are not spending as much, they've been scared whittles.


Congratulations shock jocks and the Coalition, you've stopped people from spending, what a great result, you scored a political points though, so it must be okay.


N0, No, No, you forget, we are talking about people, your people, don't you care, life's not all about politics!
ONCE YOU TURN THIS TAP IT'S HARD TO TURN OFF!



23 May 2012

Canberra bashing is not new. Now we have wealthiest crying poor

Only two in five public servants live in Canberra, that means that about 100,010 thousand live else where in the country.
I'm sick and tired of people blaming Canberra, we are ordinary people, we are not members of parliament and there are more people in Canberra that are not public servants than are.
If people want to bag the government of the day, go for it, but don't attack Canberra, we are not the government!
Do we benefit from their employment, yes, but this one of the most expensive places to live, why because the government is based here.
You live with what you've got, where ever you are, live with it, stop bagging us, we're not the government!



Australia's wealthiest person wants to shift federal bureaucrats out of Canberra and base them in the bush and the country's north.

Multibillionaire Gina Rinehart also warned that a "hatred" of entrepreneurs risked condemning Australians to "crippling taxes, debts and lower standards of living".(what would you know about debt)

In an article for Australian Resources and Investment magazine, to be published on March 1, iron-ore magnate Ms Rinehart laments politicians and the media's failures to offer more support to mining businesses.

"Let's convince our political parties and media that we need to encourage investment, cut government spending, approvals and permits, and lower taxes (except, I'd argue, for alcohol and cigarettes) ... "(you probably don't invest in them)

China's voracious demand for minerals, especially iron, has greatly enriched Mrs Rinehart, whose estimated wealth is now about $20 billion, by the time I finish writing this it may have doubled..

This poor woman, she really understands the wage earners, she's struggling to earn $100,000,000 a minute, she's doing it tough, I feel sorry for her, truly!

She understands ordinary, I don't think so!
THIS IS ONE FAT CAT!

22 May 2012

New kind of Love--Strange but true


I never thought of putting this on a blog when it happened.

The Power of a New kind of Love   This happened on 4th September 2010

Yesterday a strange thing happened while out with my wife Pauline, we were in a club when a profoundly handicapped girl young in a wheelchair who could not speak sat nearby with her carer.

A short while later I felt something similar to an electrical charge surge through me and found that she and I were both staring at one another. I suddenly felt her mind in my mind telling me she was happy that I understood her innermost feelings of inadequacies and that she could understand mine.

My own mind was acutely aware of how her body felt and it's shortcomings, it was as if I was inside her body and she was inside mine. I was totally aware of being her and she was aware of me and my shortcomings she was being me.

The feelings I felt were overwhelming, I never felt so much power, tears rolled down my cheeks, I felt nothing but pure love, love for a fellow human being. It was the most profound feeling I have ever felt.

Moments like these teach us that we know very little about the power of our mind, we are blessed with the ability to show love to one another and we have to be reminded to do just that.

Now I have learned something new on my life's journey since I had the stroke. I know that I have been given a gift since the stroke, a very special gift that was shown to me just yesterday.

When the stoke happened I felt cheated, sorry for myself and all the other emotions associated with being handicapped, now I feel privileged to have feelings that I had never felt before, privileged to be able to feel such intense emotions.

No matter how you may feel about your life, remember that us humans are somewhat unknown creatures and can always amaze us.
There is always light around the corner and it just might shine on you to.

I had to write this because it just happened to me.
I'm not a religious person at all but unexplainable things such as this happen. I'm not going to change into a bible basher, however the power that I experienced was astounding and I'll leave it at that.

I think it's a something worth telling people about and truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

I should ad that my wife stood by and watched in amazement as these emotions washed over me, she knew that this was really special even though she was not part of it and could not understand what was happening.

The young girls carer was frightened by the whole episode and rushed her away.

I have not seen the again.

LAW OR VIGILANTE'S...IS THIS WHAT WE WANT IN AUSTRALIA?



The Craig Thomson affair has become a farce and parliament is also becoming a farce.

The law is being usurped by politicians on all sides, there was a time when a person was deemed innocent until found guilty, not any more it seems.


Forget the persons involved, be it Thomson or Slipper. In this country we have courts of law, they are independent and most of the time their judgements get it right.


We now have in this country judgement by the press, newspaper polls and attacks on defendants who have as yet have not had charges laid against them.


Not guilty until proved guilty is our law, it has stood us in good stead for many years, isn't it time we all took a deep breath, stood back and examined what is being done to the law in this country in these cases.


We are trashing our own constitution for no other reason than political point scoring.


Should either of these gentlemen be found guilty or innocent they should be treated as such, but until such judgement is made before the courts "they are innocent" this is our law.


The law of Australia is ours, it is not the right others to usurp it for political gain.


Wake up Australia let the law do it's work, we all need to have faith in our law, we own it, it's ours, our right.


Why can't we sit back and let the law run it's course.


Is this how we want our to law work today?
A FEEDING FRENZY
SHARKS DON'T THINK, THEY JUST EAT!


20 May 2012

Sinking of Bin Laden-- POLICE TRY TO SINK--' Bin Laden' in Thames.


'Sinking of Bin Laden'

A Boat named as just a joke is stopped by police on the Thames for being a 'security risk to Olympics'

By ROSIE TAYLOR and SAM GREENHILL Edited by S W T Read 20/5/2012
When his young sons wanted to give the family boat a ‘silly name’, Laurence Godfrey was happy to let children be children. So the 13ft motorboat was proudly hand-painted with the name ‘Bin Laden 1’ by his son Dylan, then aged 11.

He had heard the name on TV and thought it was funny. The boat named as a joke after the Al Qaeda leader has suddenly attracted the attention of police and the Ministry of Defence.
When his young sons wanted to give the family boat a 'silly name', Laurence Godfrey, from Herts, was happy to let children be children
When his young sons wanted to give the family boat a 'silly name', Laurence Godfrey, from Herts, was happy to let children be children - and Dylan, then 11, christened it 'Bin Laden'

Dr Godfrey has been told he must change the name because it could allegedly cause a threat to security at the Olympics.
Despite the family using it for two years without complaint, they were stopped by police after landing at Greenwich Yacht Club following a trip on the Thames last weekend.
 
Physicist Dr Godfrey had taken his son Waylan, six, Dylan, now 13, and Dylan’s 13-year-old schoolfriend along the river to see Tower Bridge.He was surprised to see a police boat with lights flashing pull up at the yacht club as they put Bin Laden 1 on to a trailer.
Dr Godfrey told the Met: 'Do you seriously think a terrorist would paint Bin Laden on the side of his boat?'
Dr Godfrey told the Met: 'Do you seriously think a terrorist would paint Bin Laden on the side of his boat?'
Well on second thought maybe you can understand the police!
After all suicide bombers are not backward in coming forward!

Officers told him they had been alerted by the Ministry of Defence and warned him to change the boat’s name ‘before the Olympics’.

‘Until they started shouting at me I assumed [the police boat] was nothing to do with me,’ he said.
 
‘One of the officers said, “Stay where you are!” It frightened the life out of the children.

Officers told him he ‘could not call his boat Bin Laden’ and would have to change the name ‘for Olympic security’.

He said: ‘Do you seriously think a terrorist would paint Bin Laden on the side of his boat? They made it clear if I went out again without changing the name I would be stopped again.

Doc, much as the police were over the top, was the name a *****y good idea? NO!
 


A VOICE IN THE DARK....SLIPPERY NEWS OR JUST TRASH...Your guess is as good as mine?

The slippery slope for Slipper, now if the slipper doesn't fit this Slipper does the slippery slope become very slippery for the Coalition.
or
If this slipper does not fit Slipper because a fairytale prince(?) fits this slipper to the dainty feet of Brough and Pyne.
Will that mean that the slippery slope has been moved to the right.

This could be a catchy headline story, something that catches the eye
Is it journalism, is it investigative no, is it news no!Is it for TV yes!

A sad affair indeed it is when courts of law and peoples lives are turned to the jokes of the day.
Points scored, points to be had, teach people to hate, frighten the masses make them fear, this is how low the ethics of politics here in Australia has become.

Journalism is a great profession that is being dragged into the quagmire of the 24 hour news cycle, we even see stories that are in fact adds shown as news, they are even portrayed as headlines coming up in the next news cycle.

People are becoming very sick of being dumbed down and treated like sheep, journalists are our eyes and ears and many try to do a great job, but once they become linked to television's news cycle they seem to loose control and their stories become fodder for the producers etc.

The opinion pieces in the papers seem to be somewhat  limited but are like rare jewels, then found The Global Mail on the net was like a breath of fresh air, so good journalism is there, hell it's hard to find though!

Please help me and all the other Australians regain our faith in real news!
TALK ABOUT GIVE A DOG A BONE
THIS IS SOME BONE!

14 May 2012

PUBs and THEIR ADVERTISING "The truth and nothing but the #*******?



Pub signs are supposed to attract patrons and entice them to trying out food and drinks.
But, for these inns, it appears that honesty is the best policy
their bill boards give customers a low expectation to prevent disappointment.
Always read the small print: this pub may not be as good as you think, unless you read it all the way to the bottom
free wifi
no food

bar notice
hot beer

cold
tonight

Go green: This pub in Austin, Texas, uses a humorous take on our fears for the future of the Earth

Pub sign down the side of a building
A pub sign


12 May 2012

Dick Smith Shoots mouth of again. Isn't he a shareholder in Woolworths and Coles.


DISCOUNT supermarket Aldi says it can't be blamed for the purchasing practices of its two major rivals.
In a bid to douse claims from entrepreneur Dick Smith that the chain's pricing policies were pushing Australian food producers out of business, Aldi says 70 per cent of its Australian grocery sales come from locally produced products.
"Aldi is committed to Australian manufacturers," the German-owned company said.
Mr Smith told a Senate inquiry into Australia's food-processing sector today that competition pressure from foreign-owned retailers made it harder for local producers to sell to Australian supermarkets Coles and Woolworths.(What percentage of their stock is imported,Hey!)
Aldi had a greater turnover of stock and consistently offered below-cost products from overseas, he said.
Local producers couldn't match the low prices and were pushed out.
"Then they put the price back up again," Mr Smith told the committee hearing.
He said last year's milk pricing war - sparked when Coles slashed the price of milk to $1a litre - was a response to competition pressure from Aldi and US-owned warehouse store Costco.(What planet does he live on, Aldi and Costco didn't lead.)
Mr Smith, the operator of Dick Smith Foods, which markets Australian-grown products, said these pricing practices made it hard for him to compete against famous brands - including Cottee's, Arnott's, Golden Circle and Edgell - that were now foreign-owned.
In one example, Mr Smith said he had intervened to stop an Australian beetroot farmer from burying his crop earlier this year.
He canned the crop and offered it to Coles and Woolworths for $1, but was undercut when Aldi started selling a similar product sourced overseas for 75 cents, he said.
Aldi said all its beetroot was grown and packaged in Australia, and sold above cost.
Sorry Dick it appears your wrong again!
By the way why don't you mention how much it costs just to get one of the big supermarkets to put you product on the shelf?
NOT TO MENTION HOW THEY APPEAR TO MANIPULATE PETROL PRICES IN THIS COUNTRY!

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