31 Jan 2015

Abbott's mouth did it then and is still doing it. Can you believe it?

This glitch seems to have a long history

Mr Abbott approached The Australian newspaper's foreign editor Greg Sheridan – who has described the Prime Minister as his "best friend" in university days – take up the plum role of high commissioner to Singapore after the 2013 election. This guy is no diplomat.....mate...
One cabinet minister labelled the offer "completely bizarre"

Queensland's volcanic eruption may well be felt in Canberra by the Fed's.

LNP to loose how many seats?.
The cause
 The government’s style has been abrasive, even vindictive. 
(Hark, sounds like the return of Johannes "Joh" Bjelke-Petersen)

The swing against this government is undoubtedly partly of its own making, could we be talking about the federal government, not really, although the similarity is astounding.
Its Queensland and the lack of an upper house, meant that the LNP enjoyed unprecedented power to pursue pet projects and ram through unpopular policies.
The victory also gave Newman plenty of opportunity to indulge his headstrong tendencies. (Does this remind us of the Abbott government, you bet.)
He's always been  combative, (Is this Abbott or Newman) his government’s style has been abrasive, even vindictive at times. Those that found themselves at odds with his government have been relentlessly hounded and vilified, whether they doctors or lawyers.(Ditto for the Coalition)
Newman came to office promising to restore the Queensland government’s shaky finances. But he gave no hint of the chainsaw he would wield on the Queensland public service. Billions were slashed from public spending. All told, more than 14,000 public servants lost their jobs.(This sounds familiar)
So what can we conclude from this snap shot of Queensland and comparisons that may be made to this federal governments behaviour. We have a slash and burn  of the public service together with an attack on wages and welfare to mention just a few.
As for the federal government's style, they have been abrasive, even vindictive at times. Those that found themselves at odds with the Abbott government have been relentlessly hounded and vilified.
As Newman is finding out, you can't behave in this manner without paying the piper, the piper(people) are giving him the message.
Tony Abbott is treading the same path, without doubt Tony to will feel the wrath of the piper at the next election, in the same way as Campbell Newman, only Tony's could be terminal..

30 Jan 2015

Australia is for sale:- Pacific free trade deal, is it giving away our rights as individuals and countries.

23 Million consumers
***Australia is for sale***
Contact the Abbott government for special deals.
Confidentiality guaranteed

If you download music illegally or rely on government-subsidised medicine, things might be about to get much worse for you.
Our pharmaceutical benefits could be under attack if a corporation took us to court saying it damaged their profitability.
The Australian government is negotiating a secretive deal, yes a totally secret deal with 11 other countries that could see you get a criminal record for illegally downloading copyrighted material along with many other things we can do now that are not illegal..
The deal – known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – could also force your Internet provider to spy on you, increase the price of medicine, and allow foreign-owned corporations to sue the government for enacting policies that are in the public interest, our interest!
Despite the potentially serious effects on Australian consumers, the details of the agreement have been kept secret, prompting consumer groups to launch campaigns calling for the government to release details of the agreement.
So far the government has refused.
Why on earth are we being given little or no information about something that can have disastrous effects on our way of life.
The fear is that Big corporations will lord it over governments
The largest concern is around Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) provisions. These are mechanisms for businesses to take countries like Australia through an arbitration process when they possibly face financial loss due to a regulation or a change in law.
Such as the tobacco giant Philip Morris’ ongoing challenge to Australia’s plain packaging laws, which it is arguing are an infringement of Australia’s free trade deal with Hong Kong.
There are many other similar examples around the world. In El Salvador, for example, a Canadian company is suing the government for $315 million in “loss of future profits” because local citizens won a campaign against a gold mine that threatened to contaminate water supplies.
This, according to Deakin University economics lecturer Margaret McKenzie, could see foreign corporations interfering with government subsidies of essentials such as medicine and health care.
The issue is, how it affects the sovereignty in individual countries in favour of corporations.

Should Tony Abbott and Sarah Palin be running on a joint ticket

Listening to a Sarah Palin or a Tony Abbott speech is like being taped to a chair with conservative bumper. They both have a great propensity to say no to anything  and everything that is not conservative, that is of course their brand of conservatism.
The similarity between the these to is quite startling, its a mouth thing, once the mouth starts to move it is unstoppable. Even when trying to correct a foot in mouth moment the mouth once again, comes out on top.
Perhaps Tony and Sarah should form a party of two and they could both live happily ever after.

To Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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29 Jan 2015

Tony Abbott There was a naughty boy, A naughty boy was he, Listening was not for he.

There was a naughty boy,
A naughty boy was he,
He would not stop at home,
He could not quiet be-
Listening was not for he
There was a naughty boy
And a naughty boy was he,
He scribbled once

Before he spoke

Not now it seems does he
There was a naughty boy
And a naughty boy was he,

A mouth that was cute had he

A mouth often open had he
There was a naughty boy
And a naughty boy was he,
By hook or crook

His mind was closed book

There was a naughty boy
And a naughty boy was he,

Of fish a pretty kettle
Indeed he did make

There was a naughty boy
And a naughty boy was he,

He ran away at Christmas
The people not to see-

And a naughty boy was he,

In his shoes he was by the sea
And he wonder’d, a naughty boy, was he?

Naughty boys can they change
He would, you just wait and see

There was a naughty boy
And a naughty boy was he,

Then as Knight follows Dame
His mouth it he opened once again
And a naughty boy was he.
Oh dear a leader should he be
A mouth cannot think and that we see

A modified version of John Keats's Self-Caricature

26 Jan 2015

Knight and Dame, now a Prince Knight, what crap.

Tony,Tony,Tony,Knights,Dames and now princely Knights.

If this is the new you, its not working, your supposed to leap into this century.

Stop looking in the looking glass its lying, its not showing you what the people see.
The people see a bumbling leader who says and does stupid thinks.

When you talk of Team Australia we all imagine you leading a bunch of pythonesk like Knights, it inspires no one.

Your funny Tony,sure but true leadership is a serious role and you live in a time somewhere between the past and the past. Your obviously not cut out for this century.

The Australian flag, why haven't we changed it

                                                   Time to give it the boot

This whole flag thing is so tired, the flag must be changed, if not, I fear it will revert to just the Union Jack if Tony has his way.

Tony Abbott has already dragged us back to feudal England with Dames and Knights, he obviously still dreams of making himself a king one day.

Let us show the world that we are proud Australians, for what we are, not who we belonged to.

England has had little to do with making us who we are today we don't owe them anything.

They came to Australia to exploit the country as they did to every country they colonized, it was not out of kindness just greed.

We are big enough and ugly enough to look after ourselves. No one died for a flag they died for a country, our country.

We no longer have to cling to mother England's skirt to survive.

25 Jan 2015

Muhammad, did he ever claim to be Gods equal. I don't thinks so.

If the prophet Muhammad never claimed that he was equal to God, how is it that some of his followers today worship him almost as an equal to God.
Surely this is not what he preached, he said that his words of guidance were given by God.
He also said that he was merely a man doing Gods work.

How is it that if there are no true images of Muhammad as there are none of Jesus, people of the faith get so upset when they see an image that supposedly portrays him.

Muhammad being such a great man would not be invoking violence for such a thing, he was a man as he often reminded people, as a man he no doubt was criticised as he spread the word. 

Teachers of all faiths have always faced ridicule, did he kill everyone who disagreed with him, no. As a great prophet he used his faith and teachings to try and make them understand.

Would he be happy to see his teachings manipulated and degraded by recent events in the world. I think not.

22 Jan 2015

Work Choices is alive and well. Abbott wants to dump everything on workers. Someone once said Work Choices are dead and buried. Guess who lied once agan!

Abbott finally shows his true colours, its all about ideology, its not about people.
Business want cheap labor and they'll get it any way they can.
Penalty rates, the minimum wage and the workplace flexibility of 11.5 million Australian workers will come under the microscope in a sweeping review of the industrial relations system.
The launch of five issues papers that set out the key areas the inquiry will put under the microscope were outlined by the Productivity Commission chief Peter Harris has promised the review of Australia's workplace laws will "bust myths" in the broadest review of IR laws in a generation.
The Coalitions review of Australia's workplace laws will examine the effect of the minimum wage on employment, how penalty rates are set and what economic effect the loadings have on business and employees.
These papers were accidentally published online on Thursday.
Enterprise bargaining, individual agreements between employers and employees, unfair dismissal, superannuation and annual leave, sick leave and anti-bullying laws together with public sector employment issues will all be examined.
Labor struck back immediately callingon the government to "immediately rule out attacking Australian workers' penalty rates, allowances, the minimum wage and other working conditions".
It is apparent that Work Choices was temporarily put into a state of suspended animation, it not cremated or dead and buried as the Prime Minister has promised numerous times. Well its awake after it was given the kiss of life by Tony Abbot.
And Tony ain't no good fairy

We privatise Medibank with generouse fees included in the sale, surprise,surprise, all other funds expect similar price rises

A new umbrella for health funds

Health insurance premiums to surge

Forget the inflation rate, this is a new ball game, there is no government entity in the game any more.

Analysts said recently they "see little surprise potential" on the basis that "Medibank has effectively pre-announced its 2015 price rises within the prospectus [6.5 per cent]."

Private health insurance customers are set to be hit with premium increases of up to triple the rate of inflation.

In addition to facing a potential $5 co-payment when they visit their general practitioners from July, the 11 million Australians with private health cover will also have to stomach premium rises in the range of 6 to 7 per cent from April 1, insurance bosses say.

Executives in the $19 billion industry have blamed the latest hit to household healthcare budgets on the increased use of services, rising care costs and more expensive medical technology.

"I expect premium increases will be consistent with the level of claims inflation the industry is experiencing which is between 6 to 7 per cent typically," said the chief executive of listed insurer nib, Mark Fitzgibbon.

So for some reason health funds have costs that are treble what citizens experience.

Each year health funds ask the government to approve annual increases to the cost of their policies on the basis of how much they expect the cost of paying private hospitals and medical providers for care to rise. This is known as claims inflation.

With a government that obviously favors business don't expect any arguments from their friends when they submit their wish list.

Tony Abbott could be expendable, he must have his head in the sand, because he can't see or hear what's going on around him.

Keep your ear to the ground Tony
Prime Ministers are always expendable
Tony watch out!

Prime Minister Tony Abbott insists his government has a solid record of achievement and that he'll remain leader, despite some problem getting legislation through the Senate.
Its "nonsense, absolute nonsense that my leadership is being questioned"said he.

Why shouldn't you lead your party to the next federal election Tony, could it be that your so unpopular.

One lesson learned from the previous Labor government is that you rally behind someone, "and you stick to the plan", Mr Abbott said.(he never once mentioned his popularity)

"I say look at the record, "I think last year's record is a record of solid achievement."" said Tony.

He said his government had successfully negotiated three free trade agreements,(much of this work was done by the previous government)
We stopped asylum seeker boats,(these policies were started under Labor)
We axed the carbon tax, ended the mining tax and had got the live cattle trade booming.

"In the end all of that reflects well on the government and it reflects well on the prime minister."said Tony.mmm..mmm

He also dismissed as nonsense that coalition backbenchers have described the government as in anarchy.

The result of using private firms to run detention centres

No direct supervision by Australian Authorities
Why not, is it because we don't want to know?

Serious incidents in Australian-run detention centres – including self-harm, assaults and infectious medical conditions – have risen sharply, with hundreds of injuries sustained by staff and asylum seekers reported to the federal workplace authority.
Incidents reported to Comcare jumped from 298 in 2012-13 to 449 in 2013-14.
Most of these incidents – 83% – relate to injuries sustained by asylum seekers in immigration detention centres on the mainland and on Manus Island and Nauru.
The logs highlight serious hazards at detention centres onshore and abroad.

We can always deny any knowledge if its out sourced to a private entity who are bound by the terms of a contract.

20 Jan 2015

Joe Hockey's nose length is becoming a problem.

A lie is a lie, is a lie
Joe must think that if you keep repeating it often enough it will be the truth

The treasurer, Joe Hockey, has again said once again that Australians work six months of the year for the government.

An analysis by the Australia Institute last year, after the treasurer made the same comments, found that the top 1% of earners – on more than $290,000 a year – had an average tax rate of 39 cents in the dollar. Those on more than $180,000 a year, had an average tax rate of 32%. Those earning more than $80,000 – had an average tax rate of 25%.

So where did Joe get the figures he's using, well it could have been in a wet dream that he never woke up from.

A spokesman for the treasurer said Hockey had been speaking “in very broad terms.

In other words they were telling us it was a straight out lie.

19 Jan 2015

Democracies face a war and they can't win without change

Greed is fine.
Unfettered it can destroy
The primary challenge democracies face is not military or philosophical. For the first time since the Great Depression, many industrial democracies are failing to raise living standards and provide opportunities for social mobility to a large share of their people.
Countries that have produced economic growth but have done so in a manner that has left most of their citizens no better off. This is a problem that threatens to become a problem for the political systems of these nations and indeed for democracy itself.
The citizens continue to value their freedom and their opportunity to participate in the task of self-government. They count on their political systems to create circumstances in which they can use their talents and their labor to provide a decent standard of life for themselves and their families.
When governments and free market systems cannot deliver such prosperity to their citizens, the result is political alienation, a loss of trust, and increasing conflict across the lines of race, class, and ethnicity.
Inclusive prosperity brings with it tolerance, harmony, social generosity, optimism, and international cooperation. And these are the cornerstones  of democracy itself.
There is a need to embrace the new economic opportunities of this century by finding ways to ensure they serve the vast majority of society. I'm not suggesting communism as the alternative, far from it.
In the past political institutions have responded to economic transformations to ensure prosperity is shared: the New Deal in the United States and the European social welfare state; the "third-way" in politics is putting people first and investing in people and reforming institutions.
If lessons aren't learnt from the past we are on a down hill spiral, the holy grail of the free market on its own will not save us because the free market does not have the will to change, it is after all a free market.
It has no guiding hand, nothing but market forces, humanity is not included in its make up.
The biggest looser if change doesn't come is the market, yes the markets will kill themselves.

18 Jan 2015

Fight ISIS says government, then they don't spend any money.

$13 m in federal government funding for community-based
de-radicalization programs remain unspent.

A father was extremely distraught by the fact that his son had quit working, grew a beard, and had been talking about world events and had a coloured view about what Muslims were subjected to, there had been a change in his son’s mentality and he wanted someone to engage with him.
He approached religious leaders to see if they would speak to the son, but the leaders were fearful of security agencies who might look on the fact that they were engaging with  him as showing that they were agreeing with his views, rather than trying to dissuade him.
Parents fearful their children were being influenced by terrorist organisations had nowhere to go for help. The $13 m in federal government funding allocated in October to fund community-based de-radicalization programs remained unspent. Without such programs, opportunities to intervene and prevent vulnerable Australians from being influenced by extreme Islamist's are being missed.
The Muslim families fear becoming a target of authorities if they say they are concerned for a loved one, they feel powerless in how to deal with this.There should be a concerted effort by security services to connect with religious leaders and their communities to allay their fears.
Surely a fund such as for community-based de-radicalization program is crucial if we are to tackle this problem head on. These young people must be brought into society, because if we shun them we are doing nothing but creating potential recruits for extremists.
Let's see some action on the de-radicalisation front, all we hear from The Attorney General’s Department is, 'we will be developing a program'.
When will that be, this is urgent, we shouldn't be sitting on our handsIt sounds a bit like the captain of the Titanic saying "this boat cannot sink"


16 Jan 2015

Medicare, don't lie: YOU KNOW it's affordable

Medicare don't lie: it's affordable 
A surprise, no, its all about ideology.This government thinks a system like America is a better.
Every figure you look at tells us that it ranks very low, and ignores about a third of its citizens.

This government is embarrassing, they are blundering around like fools, or should I say like chooks with their heads off.
They are being led to the slaughter by stupidity, a stupidity that has no logic, by treating us like fools they are becoming bigger fools,

We all know where blind followers of an Ideology can lead people, read the news, surely there are people within the Coalition that are not so fanatical. People that can see they that all they are doing is putting everyone off side.

Clever politics is something that seems to elude them all. If you want to try and change things you don't do it like a bull at a gate, there's a saying, if you want to eat an elephant you eat it a bit at a time.

This bunch may have already tried to eat too much too quickly and now they have indigestion that they will have to live with until the next election. The gas build up will probably be such that they will exude a smell so bad that no one will want to go near them.


15 Jan 2015

Mobile phones can be Oh so dangerouse.

HELL hath no fury like a woman scorned.
A jealous wife in China chopped off her cheating husband’s penis as he slept, then snuck into his hospital room after he had it sewn back on — and hacked it off again and tossed it out the window.
Fan Lung, a dad of five, sealed his fate when he decided to use his wife’s cellphone to send his secret lover a hot and heavy email, Central European News reports.
The 32-year-old forgot to log out of his account after the message was sent, which is how his 21-year-old wife, Feng — who is now under arrest for grievous bodily harm — came across the saucy exchange and snapped.
The jilted wife went berserk, grabbed a pair of scissors, stormed into their bedroom and cut off his penis while he was sleeping.
Lung was rushed to the hospital, where doctors were able to save the appendage and sew it back on.
But Feng was able to sneak into the recovery room, where she chopped his penis off a second time and threw it out the window, according to CEN.
A shocked Lung chased his wife outside, despite losing a lot of blood.
“Staff rushed out to see what was happening and found the patient with blood streaming down his legs hitting the woman,” a hospital spokesman said. “He was stopped and the woman was taken in for treatment, and then we discovered she had chopped his penis off again.”
Despite desperate search efforts, authorities were unable to find Lung’s manhood. Police believe it may have been stumbled upon by a stray dog or cat, according to CEN.