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Thursday, June 29, 2006

What I have been up to

Not a lot really.... Still struggling with what to say on this blog. But here are some dot points:
  • Working at a job where I do so little that when I do have to do something I grizzle no matter how unimportant it is.
  • March in the IR rally on Wednesday. Hit the giant beach ball into Beazley as he gave a press doorstop at Russell St. (Almost felt like a Hungry Jacks at the time.)
  • Went and saw some old friends last week. I am a little like the Syd Barrett with my groups of friends as I have disappeared from view for a while.
  • Worked a bit on the novelisation of my screenplay (at work mostly).
  • Discovered Sudoku Puzzles at work (I am really bored).
  • Watched a shit load of midday telly (at work again) and have began to understand the basic fundementals behind sitcoms.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

You should have taken our wheat

Just a week or so, after I praise the Aussie troops, they go and blow it. I bet the trade minister wishes he had of taken our wheat now. It seems this is only the second person killed
the Australians have killed in Iraq since the start of 2004. The fact that the it was Australian Trade Reps being protect on the way to meeting the Iraqis is the most embrassing part.
Friend and foe systems are used on aircraft. I don't see why such a system could not be used for offical cars in Iraq.
And since the Aussie Troops are being moved, I think they should start thinking about leaving now.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mid-winter, dark days

Today is the shortest day of the year here in cold old Melbourne, and for matter all of the southern half of the world. Lately the weather has been freezing cold in the mornings and I have been sleeping in until almost 10 each day. Luckly I am only starting work at noon so I don't have to worry too much. Not that I like my work that much. I don't have to do much at work, although sometimes there are problems I can't fix. The problem is I don't get to interact with anyone. I have been thinking about getting another job somewhere, maybe doing some bar work or something, where I actually get to talk to people.
Anyway, I am a bit gloomy at the moment. Mainly weather related, but some of it is just frustrations about not getting a real job yet and the fact the federal government gives me the shits. The thing I can be glad about is the knob jockey the Victorian Libs have elected as leader makes Bracksy seem not too bad*.

* The guy is worth a bucket load and has rightfully declared his shareholdings. Yet, the Liberals carrying on about ALP members looking to see that nothing is hidden in his kids name as if they are holier than thou.

Monday, June 19, 2006

I still got little to say

I have not got much to say lately. Therefore, I have not blogged in a while. Maybe after the shortest day of the year I will start to feel better and post something of substance.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Just a quick idea

Iran and nuclear enrichment: Does this mean the Iranians might be able to develop Depleted Uranium ammo that could knock out the Abhrams tanks?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Selling Civil Unions

The last time I looked, not that it has ever really interested me, homosexual acts were legal in Australia*. However, one of the common arguements that sometimes used to opposed civil unions is that if poofs are allowed to be joined together, it will open the flood gates to others like horse rooters to demand to be married. This total over looks the fact that animal rooting is illegal, where as homosexuality is not.

Basically, homosexuals should be suggesting that civil unions are not marriage like and more like a business partnership but in a domestic setting. It should not matter if there is a sexual intercourse or not for such a partnership to exist. This would allow asexual relationships** to be acknowledged as well.

* It has been like this since Tassie made it legal some time in the 90's.
** One example of such a relationship was two widows who lived together but were unable to get benefits for couples because they were not sexually involved with each other.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Iraq - Australian troops should stay

I have changed my tune on Iraq. I no longer believe that the Australian troops should get out. No, I have not changed my opinion that the war was wrong and fairly stupid. No, Why I think the Australians should stay for the time been is that they have only shot four people since mid-2003*. In the South of Iraq where the majority of the troops are they have not shot at anyone at all.
In comparsion, the Americans are dealing with reports of murder civillians and have caused the deaths of several hundred of Iraqis in accidents. Even given that the Americans have 20 times more troops in the country, the Australians are showing how much better they are at fighting this type of warfare.
Thus, the reason I don't want the Australians withdrawn in the short term is that they will only be replaced by more Americans who are likely to make a mess of all the good work done by the Australians.

*3 of which are known to have lived.