29 Mar 2017

Joyce bags ACT renewable energy target

So who's crazy Barnaby, so who's crazy Barnaby?
Barnaby I think you need to see a shrink person, its the eyes?

"It's crazy": Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on the ACT's renewable energy target.
Settle boy, settle, that's a good dog, heal! Now stay!

23 Mar 2017

Welfare isn't a choice for some. "It's shameful and it's embarrassing.

Independent Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie does now what it's like and she spoke of her fears of what life would be like for people forced to do with even less in the Senate last night.
"It's not a choice for us to be on welfare," Senator Lambie said.
"It's shameful and it's embarrassing. We do it, not because we want to, but because circumstances put us there."
"For you to take more money off those people, you have no idea how bloody tough it is."
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie.
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie. Photo: Andrew Meares
There has been much talk of the decoupling of the government's welfare cuts from its childcare changes.
Most of the cuts are now housed in a third piece of legislation being debated by the Senate.
Most of the people in Parliament have no direct experience of what it is like to receive a welfare payment.

21 Mar 2017


Why are we still arguing about this in 2017, it continues in Canada, in Australia an many more developed countries. It's our right, we don't even let animals go through such pain, Why?
Are we so frightened of death, that we can't allow anyone to deliver it.
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Press release | 20th March 2017

A man with terminal motor neurone disease is seeking permission from the court to launch a legal challenge. He wants to bring a judicial review which could result in a change to the law on assisted dying to allow terminally ill adults who meet strict criteria to make their own decisions about ending their lives. The permission hearing will take place on 21st March 2017 at the Royal Courts of Justice.

“I’m going to die anyway. It’s a question of whether I die with or without suffering and on my own terms or not” – Noel Conway

Noel Conway, retired college lecturer, 67, from Shrewsbury, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease, in November 2014. His condition is incurable and he is not expected to live beyond the next 12 months.

19 Mar 2017

The death of a legend;Chuck Berry was doing what he did so well.

Chuck Berry doing what he did so well.
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Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday. He was 90.

The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed his death. Mr. Berry died at his home near Wentzville, Mo., about 45 miles west of St. Louis. The department said it responded to a medical emergency and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

While Elvis Presley was rock’s first pop star and teenage heartthrob, Mr. Berry was its master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves. With songs like “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” he gave his listeners more than they knew they were getting from jukebox entertainment.

Serco to run biggest prison in the country. Australian governments have sold our prisons, now they can't be blamed for conditions because they're hidden.

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Bars of GOLD for private firms.
Huge profits hiding care because governments have given up on rehabilitation.
The public always pays the price.

Plans unveiled for Australia's largest prison - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

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Dutton says stick to knitting, but if your a miner in WA getting involved in an election, good luck

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Miners killed Brendon Grylls and Dutton never said a word. (Dutton since WA election says business should stick to knitting when he doesn't agree with them)
Outgoing WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls knew he was in for an almighty fight when he made a bold push to slap BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto with a tax hike that would cost the mining giants about $3 billion a year.
Grylls expected political bruises. But he never expected to lose his seat.

The stunning downfall of Western Australia's best retail politician – the biggest scalp of Labor's crushing defeat of the Liberal government – highlights how effective a six-month, anti-mining tax campaign waged by the miners really turned out to be.

Grylls wanted to lift the mining levy from 25¢ per tonne to $5 per tonne. And initially he found support from an electorate cynical about big business and agreeable to companies paying more tax.

But by polling day on March 11 it became apparent the fear fanned over potential job losses and risk to investment in WA had worked.

17 Mar 2017

Give big boys a tax cut and they'll employ more people. Does not compute anymore its a lie.

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World is awash with investment cash but they're not investing.

Wages are not moving, so spending is limited, meanwhile the government is refusing wage rises and supporting cuts to penalty rates. Logic has gone out the window.An inconvenient truth gets in the way of the company tax cut chants:

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12 Mar 2017

One Nation:- Sophistication it is not!

Is this the 'sophisticated' One Nation we see in WA? I don't think so

Peter FitzSimons

How goes that line of yours, Arthur Sinodinos, that One Nation has "evolved "and is "a lot more sophisticated now"?
You used it, as you will recall, to justify the Libs rejection of the John Howard policy – to always put One Nation last on preferences – and, in WA, steer Lib preferences to them above Nationals in Saturday's elections. Let's see. Sophisticated?

Just in this last week, we have had Pauline Hanson endorsing the anti-vaccine nutters, accusing the government of a dictatorship, and directly putting the lives of Australian children at risk. We've had her telling porky pies, when denying that she had ever told Perth radio that she would be happy to steer GST payments from Queensland to WA, when in fact she did exactly that in January.

And we've had the usual noise from the rabble she runs with one of her own candidates Ray Gould resigning on Tuesday, saying it "It's just power and money, [for Pauline.] She wants to be the watchdog of Australia politics, but it's all for money, no consideration for people. She threw us away like a dirty rag. It's a scam. The public are getting smashed."

Where is the sophistication, Mr Sinodinos? Where is the single well-thought-out policy that is more than a brain-fart of empty sloganeering?

6 Mar 2017

Australia:- Privatization is the holy grail of the LNP they are blind to examples where it is not working.

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Privatization, its the holy grail of the LNP and they are blind to examples where it is not working.

This obsession with market forces and its ability to fix all things is ridiculous.

Privatization is about profit only, it has nothing to do with, customer first. No, its about doing things with less, therefore making a profit.

There are certain areas where the profit motive it is not acceptable, why, because in the long run we have to pay for the results, whether it be in the health sector or in the energy sector.

Not for profit government operations have to take responsibility for all the ramifications of their decisions. So prices rise and they have to be efficient and that can be achieved by clever auditing. Its not rocket science.
At least they don't have to have a profit noose around their neck like private firms.

Basic services would generally be cheaper which would have a beneficial affect on the cost of living.

There is much in the economy that does benefit from private investment and we could not do without it, however there should be no go areas.

From public good to profit margin: how privatisation is failing our communities | David Hetherington | Opinion | The Guardian:

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Big losers from Barnaby Joyce moving APVMA public servants to Armidale

Joyce just after he filled the pork barrel.

Science is now part of the swill that Barnaby plays with.

Question time: Barnaby Joyce is on a crusade to get government agencies into the bush.

Big losers from Barnaby Joyce moving APVMA public servants to Armidale:

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Crimea is a lost cause, Has the west accepted it. No and Yes?

The west is making the right noises, but, what are they doing about it. Really nothing, sure there's some action to shore up other countries defences.
The Crimea is a 'dead dog' and its slowly being buried. Its now only about appearances. Sanctions are band aides, only useful after your injured, they only protect the wound, they never heal a wound. They're a waste of time!

Australia should stop following the USA's lead, Russia is no threat to Australia. We may question their politics, however world politics is one big question mark in this day and age.

Russia-Australia relations in state of frozen disagreement over Crimea, MH17 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

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3 Mar 2017

The Political buzzwords that create neck pain.

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‘Going forward’

An expression that is refusing to end its earthly career is “going forward”.
Together with its close relative “moving forward”, it’s a boardroom and husting escapee that has made it big time in the workplace, and even outside.
It is loathed by all except those who are too busy moving goalposts and hitting the ground running to notice that this expression does something to the neck hairs of most other speakers.
In its early appearances, it signalled some sense of progressing or looking ahead.
Now it means, I have nothing else to say. Now its said as if it were something to say??
Humanity everywhere is thinking and talking about going forward.
With purpose, action and direction at its heart, it’s hardly surprising that the morale booster became the buzzword of business and management. It could solve everything, so it multiplied like rabbits. 
This unstoppable slogan has spread unchecked, even into the nooks and crannies of our conversational lives.
Another word that's moved into our world is growth, there was a time when it was a medical term that was not nice.
Now every thing has a growth, what is a jobs growth? Is it your jobs to big, deficit growth, does it mean more of nothing. Its confusing.
The word has been turned into water tap that can be turned on at will, its become a carbunkle that should be removed. Its been turned into another a mere 'fill a gap in your teeth word' when you've nothing to say.
I'm racking of out of here before, I just become another thing word!

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