July 24, 2008
Prepped precocious princess perhaps, but at about her age, I, shortly after arriving in Britain, from Kenya via Norway, was forced by my non denominational school to attend church… I thought it was a load of bullshit, so I asked my mum to write me a note telling the school that they were not to force me to go to church.
Now considering that the Judaic, Christian and Muslim religions, all have as their earliest text the Old Testament, complete with the 10 Commandments, I shall judge them by their own Laws.
ONE: ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’ – But money and or Power seems to be the exception.
SIX: ‘You shall not murder.’ – Well that one’s totally ignored it seems by all three of the aforementioned religions.
EIGHT: ‘You shall not steal.’ – This one’s broken again by the big three, Israel is steeling Palestine, the US, Iraq Oil, and Muslims stole 4 jets and flew 3 of them into 3 buildings.
NINE: ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.’ – Well that’s a no brainer, they all lie constantly.
TEN: ‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.’ – That’s another no brainer, they’ve all used slaves which means they have either actively stolen other countries people, or they have bought stolen people.
That’s 5 out of 10 Commandments that seem to have little or no meaning for either the Judaic, Christian or Muslim religions… I wonder if our little prepped precocious princess could explain to our religious nutters the meaning of the word Hypocrisy… better make sure she has a guardian if she visits the Catholics, strange how celibacy seems to have led to sexual predatory behavior, or attracts it’s participants.
Here’s my favorite rule – Your silence is taken as consent.
Damn I forgot to have a go at Bill O’Reilly… it’s amazing how much money Murdoch is paying that individual who seems to have no brains, manners, conscious or guts.
July 19, 2008
It’s probably the Engineer in me that loves this stuff… these machines are awesome and I’m very impressed with the way Malaysia solved their traffic and flood mitigation problems.
This initially is going to sound a little hypocritical, when I mention that I was a draft dodger. No it wasn’t that I wouldn’t fight to protect Australia… I just wasn’t going to be involved in propping up a corrupt South Vietnamese government. Actually, I’m in favor of National Service… not necessarily in the military service, but more for full Citizenship Rights; including tax benefits.
Now the National Service which I would like to see implemented in Australia, is I believe, more along the lines of Norway’s National Service, where people who had ideological issues with the military, could opt instead for positions within other government organization or on national projects.
What has this to do with TBMs? Well, when I see these machines, I see an opportunity for Australia to carry out large long term projects. Projects such as using a variety of these TBMs to rebuild our dilapidated and wasteful storm water and drainage systems, which would then incorporate power, gas, and water mains… that would get rid us of those godawful and dangerous power lines, thereby reducing the numbers of people killed and horribly injured on the roads (and save countless billions of dollars in the long run). It would also reduce the likelihood of increasing power outages from the probable increasingly frequent and violent storms caused by climate change… and it would allow us importantly, to make use of whatever storm water we get.
No doubt I’ll be shouted down by a variety of people, but I don’t see any government being likely to under take such huge projects, those morons cant see past the next election, and their sole method of insuring they win, is pleasing big business, who likewise are short sighted and can’t see past their own bottom lines.
If I was Emperor, after I’d rid us of most of the Lawyers (spit on the ground) and politicians; I’d run the country by referendums like Switzerland. The first thing I’d suggest, is that we maximize the funding to the universities, collages and schools, get them to come up with the necessary alternative plans needed to run Australia… part of my idea is to reward participants for their two years of National Service, by giving them a fully funded University or Collage education, or conversly a low interest business loan or home loan. A dumb country only serves the elite few, whilst an educated country serves the majority… you either spend money on jails or schools.
By doing this we could undertake national projects that could extend for decades and which would normally never be undertaken by governments… or businesses. We could do the things that politicians are now totally incapable of doing, and perhaps gain a few fringe benefits, such as engendering some national pride and camaraderie, which I’m sure would come when people from differing walks of life work together, as they did on the rare but incredibly successful Snowy Mountain Scheme… anyway I’m raving again and my finger is getting sore from typing, so enjoy the other clips.
Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in action in Kuala Lumpur
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July 6, 2008
Man I’m finding it hard to believe that ‘the world’s biggest Democracy’ would allow the electronic voting machine farce to go on like this. Here we have Mark Radke, the Marketing Director of Diebold Inc. speaking about Diebold. Well I don’t know about you, but I would never trust a Marketing Director, whom I did not personally know to be honest… and I definitely do not trust this guy considering the circumstances.
Diebold Inc. and some of it’s executives were major Republican fund raisers. On 14th August 2003 Walden W O’dell, the CEO of Diebold had written a fund raising letter, effectively telling George W Bush that he was “committed to helping Ohio deliver it’s electoral votes to the President next year.”… this is totally unbelievable, the CEO of Diebold actually was it seems, stupid enough to put this in writing!?
The other Diebold guy you see here is Robert Urosevich, on the 21 April 2004 at the Sacramento Voting Systems & Procedures Panel Public Hearing. Just check out his body language… pure arrogance in my opinion, and he continues with the barefaced lies about their code being stolen (allegedly by Bev Harris I assume), using room temperature IQ homilies… hey he must have been a Ronald Reagan fan.
All I get from these Diebold guys, is that they are reasonably crafted at trotting out the usual bullshit one hears from politicians and Lawyers (spit on the ground). A lot of homilies, generalities, clichés and word play, but no plain truth.
The other thing that this bit of footage makes plain, is that it matters little whether it’s the Republican or Democrats in power, sure the Republicans are further to the right and support the Rich more, but the point is, the US government, as is the Supreme Court, is effectively owned lock stock and barrel by the Banks, and the only way I see this situation being turned around, is for Americans to get off their asses and vote intelligently, not just for their own sakes, but for the rest of the planet, because we just can’t afford to have these criminals in charge of a military, that is so powerful and dangerous… ‘your government’ is sociopathic, and I for one am sick and tired of hearing the total bullshit, that “America is the world’s biggest Democracy”.
June 18, 2008
Sooo much of what Kay says sounds not only plausible, but likely… it fits with so much that we know historically and it’s logical when viewed, through the ‘who’s making the money’ perspective.
OK about now the doubting Thomasis are carping on about conspiracy nuts. Well my answer to that is to first define conspiracy – A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end.
Now if you don’t think that the 3 Trillion odd dollars spent on the ‘War on Terror’ in Iraq; a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 911, is going to end up in the pockets of a handful of corporations run by an even smaller number of Banks and Finance organizations, and that the people running these organizations aren’t virtually untouchable and are run by fundamentally decent law abiding people, you must be on Prozac or something, really.
If you are paying attention, then you will have observed that the rich are getting much richer, the middle class; who could be wiped out by another ’29 type crash, is shrinking and the lower class is ever expanding, and that the ultimate end point for this ‘system’, must be that the planet will be controlled, literally, by a handful of people and that democracy will be even more irrelevant than it is now. Now do you really propose that that’s not by design, that conspiracy doesn’t describe that process?
June 11, 2008
Video: The Real News
Vidal: “We’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now. What freedoms we had have now been eliminated — Magna Carta guaranteed us due process of law, the only good thing England left us”.
If you have not read Gore Vidal’s books, you’ve missed out on an eloquent of outspoken critic of the American political Establishment and history in general. He’s a writer of the order of H.G. Wells (The Outline of History), Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Plato and Socrates.
June 10, 2008
But First Robert Fisk speaks at Frontline Club New York Event
John Pilger “The Invisible Government” Part 1/4
There are a number of unforgivable crimes against humanity. Pedophilia, ethnic cleansing, political lies (more the norm than the exception), doctors harming their patients, Lawyers (spit on the ground) selling out or making no effort on behalf of their clients; we have in Australia at least 2 innocent men executed because of their Lawyers (spit on the ground), Police that are corrupt, Military personnel who kill innocent civilians (this seems to be the norm now) and finally last but not the least, Media not investigating and reporting but instead partaking in Propergander.
The latter is of critical importance to citizens in a democracy, because in a true democracy, a citizen is dependent on accurate reporting, to enable citizens to make an informed decision.
June 9, 2008
Video: The Real News
In Australia they are saying petrol will be $2/liter (almost $8 a gallon) before the end of the year. You know it all seemed to happen so quickly after the Iraqi oil war, but in actual fact I remember a time back in the late 70’s when there was an oil scare and everybody started selling off their V8’s… funny thing though is, nobody it seemed, thought the oil would eventually jump drastically in price prior to it’s eventually running out.
Now you would expect that the powers that be, that own and run the oil (bankers and the like), would have seen it coming and made plans… but then they weren’t Robinson Crusoe. The CIA too, despite their budget somehow hadn’t noticed the USSR rupturing and were caught totally flat footed when ‘The Wall came down’. Some may find the aforementioned similarity a bit of a stretch I guess… perhaps I better explain, but first a little truism. ‘When your snout’s in the trough, the rim’s your horizon’.
In the case of the CIA, I guess they were busy lining their own pockets with drug money and the likes, bribing dictators, plotting and scheming, having such a good time doing all their wheeling and dealing, and they couldn’t see the forest for all those dam trees. Whilst in the case of the Oil companies they too were busy lining their own pockets, laundering the hundreds of billions of dollars of Drug money, bribing dictators, plotting and scheming, having such a good time doing all their wheeling and dealing, shelving patents etc. that they too missed the Elephant in the room.
See the problem is the people making the decisions, are all money focused, you know Bankers & Lawyers (spit on the ground), sooo few of them have any scientific back ground. Sure they have scientific staff, but the problem is that they either make up their own minds based on profit orientated thinking, or the scientists themselves are too busy telling their bosses what they know they want to hear.
I know this because I witnessed this sort of thinking first hand. Your paid to come up with solutions, after extensive studying and running tests you come up with a solution, you explain to the bosses their options… and then one of them asks you a question that’s sooo dumb, you start looking around for a camera or something, thinking your on ‘Candid Camera’. And whilst your brain’s trapped in some sort of loop trying to figure out, what the hell just happened, they neatly sidestep you, and later you find out that you just wasted a year or more and they probably used a Weegie board or something to come up with their answer.
Meanwhile ‘the powers that be’s’ other paid employees (the Politicians) are busy implementing the Bankers & Lawyers (spit on the ground) plans for world domination… I wonder if somewhere in this galaxy there isn’t some group of aliens running a ‘Big Brother’ type TV show, about this little microcosm we call Earth?
Oh by the way… GOOD ON YOU SPAIN!
For those interested in the future here’s a site for you:- FuturePundit.
June 4, 2008
For those who have been with us awhile you’ll know that both Craig and myself are not fans of GM food, nor Monsanto in particular.
The other day our public TV showed ‘Animal Pharm’, basically it was a PR video for GM. Now neither Craig nor myself are Luddites, Craig’s an Electrical Engineering Graduate and my field was Metallurgy & Engineering, so we’re not impressed by self interested science, nor are we taken in by the ‘they are doing it to feed the world’ bullshit… they are doing it so they can control the world’s food source pure and simple, for profit and the people setting the agenda are incapable of understanding the potential dangers, because all they can see is bucks… that’s what Bankers and Lawyers (spit on the ground) do.
Anyhow, it’s really good to see this type of thinking in the US, as it is in Europe and Australia. It’s this sort of thinking that will both make us healthier and save us money… my advice, get some antique seeds and start growing your own food, you don’t need much space and a little exercise will do you a world of good too.
May 30, 2008
Video: The Real News
Some future, bankruptcy, depression, riots, Martial Law, now fuel and food shortages… and it seems like just yesterday they were telling us that everything was going sooo swimmingly. Next we’ll have all those religious nuts doing the self for filling prophecy Armagetting thing on us. As the narrator in Monkey Magic once said. “God must love fools because he made so many of them.”
And in case your’e thinking that Buddha was another religious nut… after 49 days of meditation, one of the first things Buddha said was. “There is no God.”, Einstein said much the same thing.
May 29, 2008
I think it was J.J.Cale who wrote. “You’d be surprised the friends you can buy with small change.” A few pens, a stapler, a lunch or two, perhaps the occasional conference… in some tropical resort, hey, for the drug companies it’s all tax deductible.
I have a favorite little doctor story. I use to do the occasional bit of footage for a number of TV stations. Over the years I got to know a few camerapersons and reporters, and I found that they used to be pretty canny, somewhat cynical and attuned to the glory hunters.
Well some years ago a local GP, who seemed always to manage to get his picture in the papers or get on TV, ended up in East Timor. For those who don’t know about East Timor, it’s a little island just north of Australia and just south of Indonesia.
This little country, back in the bad old days of world war 2, when the Japanese… they’re the ones who gunned down 22 Aussie Nurses by shooting them in the back, and now are murdering Whales under the guise of ‘honorable scientific research’.
Anyway, the Timories naturally enough, sided with the Aussies; who it must be said seemed to be more honorable and appreciative themselves in those days. Anyhow, the Timories at great risk to themselves, acted against the Japanese and suffered terrible punishments, metered out to them for helping the Aussies.
So when Timor was invaded back on Christmas day ’75 (or thereabouts) by a corrupt Indonesia, who started butchering them, in much the same way as the Japanese had. Australia and the US just sat back and let it happen, in fact it got worse, the Australian then Labor government, signed a deal with Indonesia to split the ill gotten bootee; in this case extensive underwater oil fields.
After 20 plus years, the East Timories finally broke away from the butchering corrupt Indonesian government… only to be screwed yet again by the Australians, who were busy using Lawyer (spit on the ground) ‘logic’ to ignore International boundary laws, to take from this poor decimated former ally, some of it’s underwater oil fields.
OK I know I’ve wondered off course… again, but have I? You see, that favorite little doctor story of mine comes in here. He turns up in East Timor, about 18 months after the dust has settled, to bring joy to the poor undernourished and diseased little kids.
Whilst he’s there, why not do a little TV spot?… but little does he know, that the Jurnolist/Cameraperson’s suspicious, he smells a rat, so he then goes and interviews a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières doctor, a real humanitarian, who promptly tells the Jurno. “We don’t need clowns, we needed supplies”.
Now the Jurno, having seen all the suffering and shortages, and having I guess a bit of black humor and with it, it must be said, a touch of sugar coated venom, goes back to our little doctor Aussie Patch Adams look a like and runs the Médecins Sans Frontières doctor’s reaction back to our very own Aussie Patch Adams look a like… who stammers out weakly, “Don’t you know that laughter is the best medicine?”
Now you know I’m laughing at this point, but there are a few lessons to be learnt. Firstly, unintentionally the Aussie Patch Adams look a like is in a sense right, though as I said unintentionally… laughter is the best medicine and fewer people die from laughter than from prescribed drugs, far far fewer. Secondly, “doctors should look out for the sick not the well” (that’s actually a Capitan Matchbox Whoopee Band lyric from ‘Wangaratta Wahine’), Laughter is the best medicine, but a few bandages etc. never goes astray does it? (am I being too obtuse here?). Thirdly, doctors are human I guess… some though, are paid far more than they are worth, and still aren’t happy!
Sadly you will probably never knowith the joys of Capitan Matchbox Whoopee Band and there endith todays little rave. 🙂