My 2.2 cents (GST Inc.)

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Monday, August 29, 2005

Oil is sky rocketing due to the Katrina. Today, when the London markets opened it rose to above $70 a barrel. Therefore I raced off and filled the car.
I have always been some what of a left winger. Yet for some odd reason Palmer of Oz politics has stuck me with the rightwingers......

Head Scarfs

When I went to school we didn't have any muslims in my primary school*, but we had a bunch of girls who wore head scarfs. These were Plymouth Brethren.** Do the Liberal backbenches want these girls banned from wearing their head gear as well? And what about the Sikhs? Or the kids with cancer?***

* But in high school we did. In year 11 we had an Indonesian Exchange Student.
** A strange group indeed. They rejected Computers and TV and thus were required to sit outside of the class room whenever we had a video.
*** The day for the Canteen for Kids charity was always extremely popular.

Brogden goes as he should

The state Liberal leader in NSW, John Brogden, has resigned amongst a scandal over his comments about Bob Carr's wife who has an asian background. He called her a "mail order bride" which is quite a nasty and racist thing to say. And thus it is right that he goes.

In last few weeks here in Australia, there has been some discussion about people of different backgrounds intergrating into the community. One thing that is going to occur if this does take place is people are going to marry and have children with other people who have different ethinic background. Therefore people like Brogden are going to have to realise sometime soon that people in mixed marriages are not all "mail order brides". Personally, I could not think of a better way of understanding people of different backgrounds that to form relationships with them.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Real Revolution

Everything is made in China at the moment. It is often said that this only because they are able to make stuff extremely cheaply due to low labour costs. However, China has always had low labour costs. It is just that nowadays because the developed world is able to import stuff far cheaper because the cost of transport is lower in real terms than ever before. This is where the Real Revolution has occurred.
Call centres in India likewise. This is only possible due to improved communications.
Just my 2.2 cents worth.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Fairman's Law

Every notice how some online discussion end up calling each other Nazis. There is a law in blogging called Godwin's Law which attempts to explain this. It is:
"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (i.e. certainty)"

However, one other trend I have noted is that discussions about almost anything can end up being a slanging match over the old Israel-Palstine issue. This I have named it Fairman's Law. It is:
"Not how off the track it might be, some how it is possible to end up discussing the conflict in the Middle East".


The better the worse

Not being myself lately, being someone else, has left me a bit grumpy. I am not thinking straight. Actually, I have now seen the light.
Okay, think about it. The Liberals introduce a GST on everything* except food. They wanted it on food but the Democrats forced them to remove food. Thus the voters blamed the Democrats for the GST as it was them that past it. The Liberals escaped because they could blame the extra complexity on the Democrats. Plus the Tampa and Sept 11 all happened.
Now they want to do two things: Sell the phone system and screw workers. Every single poll shows that these things are not popular with the masses. As they don't need anyone else to pass the legisation, the electorate has to blame them. Barnby will be fried alive if he lets it slip through.

*Including this blog I guess.

Iraq Update

How does one have a democracy which does not contridict the laws of Islam? Isn't it a bit hard to a freedom of religion if one has to live by only one? Is this just a cover for shia law? And if so, why are Americans (and others) dying for this? Iraq is getting more messy by the day.
No fun at all. And people will still keep dying.

Feeling lost

I am feeling lost. It has been just over a year since I graduated from University, yet I still haven't got a professional job. My current employment is really not that bad for what I do, but I seem to have lost flavour of the month status. Maybe it was not a good idea to yell at my supervisor. Not that it matters too much. I am already earning too much for a shit kicking job and end up paying HECS. So work is not going too well.

I am not going out enough. This is mainly because all my friends are really still at Uni and I feel strange going back. I do sometimes. I am really bad at keeping in touch too. I don't know why but I don't like calling people on the telephone. I am fine answering them but I am just nervous about calling people.

I know my blog is crap. But it would be nice to get a little more traffic. Perhaps I should talk about my balls more.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Back to good old fashion television

Trish Draper, who is a federal Liberal MP from South Australia, wants the power to have programs banned by the Communication Minister. Basically, they didn't like the fact that Big Brother Uncut was on the TV. There was too many tips and bums for them plus they talked about wicked subjects like Anal Sex and wanking.
As this suggestion might just get up, I personally look forward to the return of "My Three Sons" as I can only remember the names of two of the boys. Just as George H. W. Bush said he prefer the "Waltons" to the "Simpsons", I suspect that the Home and Away boys and girls will stop worrying about their relationships with each and start worrying about their relationship with the Lord.
Plus if you want porn there is always the Internet.

Monday, August 15, 2005

So bloody good

The new carlton draught ad is great. I wonder if it is an original or if they have just modified an overseas ad. It is basically a massive choir in the shape of a beer singing as the meet. It is at bigad.com.au.
Link

CSI and The Who songs

I was listening to The Who today. This got me think what song will the CSI crew use for the next series in a different location. CSI: Las Vegas uses "Who are you?", CSI Miami uses "Won't get fooled again" and CSI: New York is the great "Ali Baba" (Not "Teenage wasteland" as some people think it is called). "See Me, Feel me" I reckon is ripe. Despite being a great song I don't know how to use "Pinball Wizard" although it has the great line about there has to be a twist which could be used.
Anyway, if anyone is reading this blog anymore drop us a suggestion on a Who song and the location it would go with.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

SBS on a winner

Since SBS has had the cricket their overall ratings have increased dramatically. In any other week, they are lucky to reach 5% share but with the cricket they have reached 10.2%. As this is an average of seven days and there was only three days of cricket. So it must be getting at least 20% of the audience. Considering that none of the commerical networks wanted the Ashes this must be one of the dumbest moves they have made in recent years.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Good News

This is the best news I have heard in days. Nobody can be upset with this result. Just what I need for a pick me up.

Friday, August 05, 2005

High Noon in Bali

I don't think Corby's new legal team is helping her case in Australia in terms of public opinion. However, there are reports that he does actually know his shit when it comes to the Law in Indonesia. Yet, carrying a gun to a meeting with the Australian Justice minister is going a little far.
Despite the fact I think she is guilty, I do feel sorry for her in the sense that if there had not been the media circus around her, she might well have been pardoned in a few years. Now it looks like it will be about 6.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The best way to smuggle drugs is inside a sniffer dog

I have been really grumpy in the last few days. So when one of the hospitals called me wanting me to work, I just said no. And that upset me more. I really should just screen my calls.
I just want to be under a rock for a few days. I have nothing new to say. I would say the world is turning to shit but that is actually not happening as I am just caught in a rut. The world is just as shitty as it ever was. You know how people talk about the good old days can anyone suggest when these good old days were? August 24th 1957? May 11th 1923? Remember when the Russian were the bad guys? Good old Commies....
Plus people come here as a result of searchs for various STDs. I know nothing of these dieases as I don't have enough sex. Nobody comes here any more. I wonder why?