Lets cut to the chase right now and declare Australia would not be in its present dilemma with Delta Covid19 strain if our PM and the NSW Premier did their job and followed proven practice and locked down when it was obvious to the rest of the nation.
The ideological power game is now is a death sentence too many Australians, old and young and is developing into what should be a criminal offence.
Politicians and no different to bosses, they have a duty of care to their constituents and this total crap about waiting the election cycle to justify their actions especially when people are dying now.
These are different times we are told, their words, we have to adjust, their words, well isn’t it time politicians were opened up to legal charges if they fail their duty, My words?
There are last count 700 children in NSW hospitals with covid and no one knows what the after effects of that are, yet the toxic 2 continued to spouse the line that kids were safe to sell their “Keep BUSINESS OPEN IDEOLOGY”
THEY BOTH stated they took advice from Business and Health Professionals to justify fostering the spread, even after knowing that the virus was different to previous strains. Thats criminal.
What is also criminal is the media failing to report, question our investigate all the data including child hospitalisation instead just playing the daily game of scripted pressers tell us the same shit making the average person just turn off.
They have left the field (The Media) and reverted into an echo chamber of the morning brief, repeating exactly the same crap on the hour every hour.
What happened to them holding them to account? Answer : Im too scared because I might not be allowed back into the next presser.
From experience I know lockdowns do cause mental health problems but that pressure can be eased if peoples livleyhoods are guaranteed by governments, and worked with the previous strain with Job Keeper but now we have a more infectious strain and they discontinued, and if they recovered and charged all the billionaires who forged the books last time this time would not be such a issue now.
They won’t because they are the Donors to the LNP cartel.
Yes cartel. I say that because the LNP in no longer a true political entity. It now sanctions cover ups, money laundering, rapists and child mollesters and pedophiles openly, without consequence and that was never tolerated in years gone by as that party did have ethics, and the present party is a disgrace to its forefathers, and their genuine members and supporters.
So, with that all said no wonder the people in NSW are basically our nations Lepers, not of their own doing but lepers non the less all caused by total incompetence of the elite who will just walk away when its politically opportune as they have always done.
You Don’t Hold the Hose. Eh Scotty and Gladys ???
Well I’ve been involved in all sorts of political associations since I was 15, joining the union and becoming active within my realm.
Ive watched my country change governments and PM’s sometimes too quick but that’s history, but now I think we are at the lowest base the man on the street sees politicians and politics.
We’ve had rapes, DV’s, theft, corruption, and really its irrelevant but you really can’t get any lower in Australian politics.
Lying is a daily occurrence and now is accepted as the normal as in America.
Integrity is seen as weak as the battle ground has been dumbed down across all parties.
Thank Christ covid is controllable at this time thankful to the Premiers not the Federal Government, as everything the Federal has failed other than covering up their failures.
We have weak media, with wet behind the ear cadets being dictated to by the politicians PR mafia with the threat of being scolded by the teacher if any hard questions are asked. The accountability police are now little wimps with only a handful of older war horses who cut through the bullshit but struggle to get traction in key reporting times.
We are in trouble with the accountability stakes and if we are not careful we will descend into a banana state like America is now.
So whinging and wining won’t fix it. We have to get the masses to take notice and realise their loosing their freedoms and actually too politically ignorant to know. Himmler would be excited to have this happen naturally.
Our politicians need to get credibility and that won’t happen in parliament or offices, its on the street. Face to face contact, open the old soap boxes of sorts, copping the blasts and shouts from the punters but reestablishing the true grass root culture. Talk to the punters, all punters rich and poor, homeless to the well off, managers and owners to the unionists and non unionists and working poor. This should be fertile ground for the Labor Party but its not. they’ve talked the talk but not walked the walk, and that need to change if we are to achieve change.
To be honest I have 2 Pollys that do hit the ground but need to do more even though they have safe seats but never should be taken for granted, they have been reminded by history.
I guess what is needed we have to make the difference stark, before we go to the polls not just polling day. That starts now and that’s my point, the endorsed need to be on the ground in all seats, highlighting the gap between the people and establishment ideology.
The Greens also ask the questions inside Labor are scared to ask, and that’s not a bad thing, and it hits home runs in the Watermelon factions and Labor need to listen. I truly believe the punters are interested in climate and our environment and any alternative away from the capitalist solutions only should be welcomed.
Base line is we need to have a government where its people are the priority and it that too much to ask?
I have the upmost respect for the article presented by Brian Bennion and John Nugent referring to the new council format and what they regard as flaws in the system.
Change is always hard to accept especially as we age and it’s easy to live in the past but the past of the Ipswich City Council is nothing to be proud of.
We had some good councillors and some not so good but that’s local government but we had a culture that was toxic and that firmly on the record.
The case put was because present councillors were all not on the same page is expected and view issues from different lights should not be seen as a flaw. That is is what a democracy is all about, and different views matter or you have what we had in the past that allegedly know one knew what was going on from the top down.
Ignorance reigned supreme and was bliss to our many of our former councillors. That too is firmly on the record.
The electoral boundaries were judged on population not navigation so equal representation per head was attempted, not exactly but marginally correct.
I expect and encourage vigorous debate and it’s up to the top table to keep it within the corporate governance accountabilities and ensure we all are properly represented with infantile politics put aside.
No one ever said democracy was easy, in fact it is bloody hard and the thing that is most important is accessibility to our representatives, which I might add does not mean taking them out of the kitchen and giving them a comfy chair in the suburbs surrounded by mates, but making the come to you to earn their wages on a phone call or letter.
We are the employers people, never forget it, and we should never be condescending, as remember in the past those who boasted were playing with our money not theirs.
Well I am blessed to be able to sit and write this little ditty as a few of my mates have not been so lucky and left the stage.
Over my life I have not stayed inside any bubble for any great length of time in my work life therefor my social experiences have been as expansive yet as my son grew up my “street wise” credentials have expanded even further. That’s not a reflection on him its a reflection on our parental interest never failed him and like all kids he had to make his own way and I think we gave him that freedom. He was not in our bubble but knew where home was to clarify the point.
The reason I started on this is I am so thankful that I was introduced to what the younger set were thinking, and being a baby boomer we thought we knew the ropes and I /we discovered their were different ropes. Times change and we the old farts have to adjust.
Yes ADJUST, learn and let go and learn again.
Many of my age played the too old or don’t want to card and expected the world to feel sorry or adjust to them, be it business practices, technology, travel even basic shopping they played the victim card not realising it was their choice in the majority of cases so as time progressed that victim card turned into well get onboard and stop the poor me shit.
Personally I’m a self taught bloke, very fortunate to be involved in the biggest technology shift in the world at the leading edge. Thanks to PMG, Telecom Australia , Telstra i was involved in watching learning and partaking in changing the nations communication systems from open wire to fibre.
That knowledge sits with me today as vivid as it was when it happened as it was just exciting to be part and to grasp the knowledge so you could progress to the next level, be it physically and professionally.
I watched my initial trade Boilermaking progress in equipment, techniques but the 4 pound hammer is still a basic requirement. I left for my good and my family’s future taking a massive wage cut to gain security. The punt worked in so many ways I no regrets.
Then it was the Retail phase where we went into the family business, and lived out of the till. My/our decisions, and that was a necessary step we felt at the time. A great experience I don’t regret but it was a tough teacher.
Throw in cab driving, fruit and vegetable at the markets, car detailing, football coaching semi professional, leaves me I feel with reasonable credentials to in my older phase to look where we are, and where I fit.
It seems the older you get the more invisible you are to the busy or self indulged.
Self indulgement was a blessing we never claimed in my set but it was part of the elite lifestyle we never aspired to join for the fear of loosing real friends. Many tried and never has the breeding, and realised it was a inbred thing as it still is today.
Back to our secret power of invisibility we can talk at gatherings and be ignored, stand in line at the shop and people talk past you, say hello or make eye contact and people turn their head, offer advice and help from actual experience to absolute Fuckwitts and be looked at like a dog turd.
Such is life as older human who should be parked up out of sight out of mind.
No I’m not bitter I’m amazed and question myself strongly if I was that discourteous to my elders.. I question that daily. I often disagreed as I did question, but never ignored out of respect.
We old farts are guilty of our own destiny too as many especially in retirement cannot let go of their past and try to remain in roles of importance after retirement, not to the benefit of the organisation but for self importance and relativity.
All good but comes a time for the good of that organisation you have to stand aside a become a mere mortal.
An autocrats nightmare I know but that attitude does nothing for the elder reputation overall, and dare I suggest successive planning.
What a stupid idea is that… “look at me, I’m a senior citizen and there no-one to take my place”, without thinking its you job in reality to find and train people to do your job for the good of the organisation you represent.
Ego won’t allow that too many.
Yes it happens and happening in your bubble. Just look.
Well I’ve calmed down a bit, taken by blood pressure and I’m good to go. So what about the present me?
After being in positions of captain and presidents of football and golf clubs and being active in a playing only capacity for about 5 years I had to stop because of oxygen, or lack of.
Asbestos is not you friend so of late I’ve been asked if I want to help with the golf club Pennants side and I will do the job as I always have in a business like perspective. Results are a priority then comes the social aspect as it costs the club business to compete even though the players are amateur.
All of my “volunteer” roles have been based on the same princiopal which some find it hard to comprehend. That’s my business brain at work and it has cost me friends as they can’t grasp business outside the kitchen table wanna be professionals who have never moved outside their bubble, but know the power point presentations by heart.
Sister too has moved back into the workforce and I admire anyone regardless of age steps into the unknown and challenges themselves outside their bubble.
Pop that bubble and you will see life outside, but be prepared for some push back from those who have taken you for granted, or scared to move outside theirs, directly and indirectly, and be prepared to be challenged. You have no status other than your clipboard even though you may have a title bestowed.
It’s a test of your Basic skills not the ones you may have acquired in your former career.
In closing for now I was pleasantly surprised when a young person asked me if they could contact me for advice in a new role , so my superpower of invisibility is penatratable to some who actually want to converse to another human in a most unfashionable way face to face. Let’s see if that eventuates..
Bye for now, and if I’m still up i’ll be back oxygen permitting..
Well it happened ,cost millions, but it was a point that needed to be made.
The Orange Man Cowardly run away to the relief of any more illiterate waffling of a spoilt child loosing his favourite daily toy for that day given to him by his mummy to keep him quiet.
The new king has taken the castle and cleaning out the cupboard but probably nothing will change much other than the noise level.
Priority one is saving the population from basic extinction from the covid which didn’t seem to be important until now.
Politics was all important than any silly pandemic tearing the world apart and his supporters who followed him, followed his lies and innuendo blindly while all the time he was manipulating them into thinking they were helping the country rid of the evil he himself lives.
A rather psychopath skill used by Hitler and other despots that America will take years to wake up. That’s a challenge for the new king and probably the next.
The media both sides cannot go unchallenged. With real journalism being treated as toxic because it doesn’t fit the government narrative and agree it, is branded as enemy of the state. Toxic bias from both sides spewing the opinion shows pretending to be real journalism with hosts some with do not pass the IQ level of a head lice.
And sadder, people believe them because they too are fed by a monopolies with self interest first. Red ,Blue , no difference within America and that’s how things got out of hand. People lost the ability to think for themselves and that’s exactly what the media moguls want. Group think, setting up their own gestapo groups driving around with flags on Utes similar to the ISIS terrorists armed to the hilt.
What does that project to the rest of the world?
Patriotic image they think, downright facist activity viewed by the world, but that word facist is beyond the understanding of the uneducated participants. The average American links communism with socialism or socialistic initiatives like health care, and other things helping the less fortunate. Again uneducated and ill informed based on scare dividing cultures that know nothing about anything outside their state sometimes neighbourhood. Yep keep feeding them bullshit and show them a flag and they will hand their kids over to the warlords and get a flag back if your lucky and if they come back broken its not your countries concern its you local government to look after them.
Unless of course if they need props for a national event and then they call on all that national pride till after the parade has passed.
Sound familiar? It happens here in Australia and our governments of all breeds have failed them as well but not to the same scale as the Americans because of our health system they think is socialistic.
Ideology again reins over social responsibility.
Well that about enough of this waffle for today but as a observer I cannot go without saying how refreshing it was to see a full as possible press core at the first new kings presser and the freedom of the responses and questioning with respect both ways was my highlight above over all the pomp and ceremony..
SO, who’s sick and tired of American self destruction?
Turn on any electrical appliance and its a wonder someone is not giving you a opinion via you kettle or coffee machine … yet
They’ve run out of platforms to waffle to each other, behaved like spoilt children, each and every one playing the victim.
Its pretty easy for an outsider to understand over the last 4 years a Once a worldly conversant, broad thinking, leader of the free world …. In their eyes only I might add, been dumbed down to an internal pox heap of red or blue, all while they are loosing one person every 6 minutes with Covid and really not caring or in denial.
Im not going to bore you all shitless with my opinion as like bum holes we all have one, so what will happen will happen, civil unrest, war with the relatives, self destruction what ever, some feel its their destiny, some playing there victim card and others have no idea but will follow the masses to just conform.
The end result will be the same, history repeats, its not until a nation is total on its knees will the population realise they’ve been conned. Rome, Germany, Italy, even Russia all had to hit the floor, millions dead, infrastructures destroyed and none of the population would recognise it until the big hit came.
All of those nations were icons of their time, indication of forthcoming demise was obvious but not acted on and its history, but the main thread is failed leaderships who once were worshipped.
Change of President will not do much unless wholesale changes are made in equality in both human rights and economic rights and that won’t happen in America as they are the most uneducated population in social infrastructure, actually third world in places which is a disgrace, but where money is god, and in fact god is money the racial divide without social conscious will hamstring any chance of America ever reestablishing itself on the world stage.
Greed is Good and that’s they’re poison they take daily and rewarded accordingly.
Austa La Vista and good night America.
I hope America proves me so wrong, ITS they’re challenge.
In my time in the corporate world I was always reminded by myself that I had to stick by the following when delivering and processing information.
1/ The word ASSUME is made up of the phrase :The word Assume Makes a ASS out of U and ME..
2/ A OPINION not supported by Data is just another opinion.
3/ There are THREE sides to every story . It’s That side , That side , Then the Truth.
So with that said I would like to express my opinion on the state of play as of today 10th January 2021 in American “politics” which is not really, better description is culture wars.
After the invasion of the countries house of democracy I can make observations of what I have read and see myself not from the the local MSM. During the attack foreign news reporters were on the ground within the crowd listening and reporting the mood and data shared by the participants.
It was pretty obvious Trump and his family knew exactly what was going to happen and when and he was actually giving direction to the leaders.
Video released from the bunker Trump was in had TV sets installed so he could view the proceedings and his family actually boasted it going live from the venue.
His twitter feed and his speeches well before the incident indicated a major incident was going to take place.
His denial after his twitter feed was suspended was strategic confirmed by his attempt to bypass it via POTUS account confirming his intention to carry on. ( In my news feed RT Today Russia was the first outlet to report the attempt). Twitter reacted again.
The attempt to go offshore when the Inauguration of Biden is taking place is a strategic decision to be away from the heat of another well planned attack on the State by his army.
Scotland denied him that access, but her will be looking for bunker to hide while the invasion in progress so he can return home in victory.
I would not put it past Morrison (Australia) or Netanyahu ( Israel ) to capitulate to his wishes.
With this in mind America cannot allow Trump travel privileges as the possibility of seeking asylum or agitation in exile cannot be overlooked,
Also escaping pending charges or outstanding debts would be in his thinking.
Trump does not have the mental capacity to plan this secondary coup he has had his generals within his family and people who will profit.
It will be completely clear if Trumps family has evacuated the ceremonial site the coup attempt is operational.
Im sure the CIA and security forces have their sources on high alert after Coup1 but Coup 2 may be averted if the Trump family is within the attack zone. They had no trouble in exposing the security staff to aggressive tactics so nothing to fear by being amongst the general public if nothing is going to occur.
In short The entire family should be put under house arrest until after the ceremony
These small measures should not be a problem if nothing is going to occur.. All Good eh Donny.
Sad it’s really got to this but my interest is driven by my PM’s lapdog approach to Trump in particular even though the Liberals have always been lapdogs to America but I feel a reset is coming.
The 25th Ammendment or Impeachment may occur but I feel the above measures must be in place regardless of congress timelines.
Saying “I told you so “ would be self fulfilling but then id be just like Trump wouldn’t I ?
The storming of any house of democracy I thought was a result of the people wanting the removal of a dictator, fascist, or tyrant of the people but yesterday it was the President turning his people on itself for self preservation.
Logic in my terms is not new as I’ve seen unionists turn on its own government to “Show them a Lesson” and as it happens most of those unionists ironically were sacked by the incoming government.
Yep dumb as dog shit, but that’s what happens when the masses get caught up by propaganda and forget to think for themselves. Group thought, lemmings, cattle to the crush and yesterday it was all of that and more.
The sad thing is they will never admit they have been conned, they will follow over the cliff procrastinating all the way to the rocks below.
I honestly believe all Americans are not dumb, think for themselves, intelligent people but the education system has failed so many in common citizenship and political awareness leaving it to media and in bred culture to play teacher, the it does not take much for a polished performer with a good spin to gather up the lost souls so they can fill their own wallets firstly and then become loyal customers of whatever that politician is selling.
In America its so easy as they have this magnificent vision you can be President knowing full well that’s a lie.
Individualist behaviour is the essence of keeping the masses under control and that has never been more evident when with their respect for each other when fighting covid. Keep them split and fighting, the power is left with the puppet masters. Trump played them to a treat.
Yesterday January 6 in America I saw heaps of older people storming but imbedded within those ranks were reporters from other nations news outlets watching and learning the culture and those reports are not what you will hear inside America outlets .
Military culture and speak, it’s all about a mission you see in a movie, Trump is a general, and let’s play out a fantasy that went real bad real quick and they should be thankful they were white or some of them would not be breathing today. In saying that I’d predict by the numbers as of today about 40% to 50% will have Covid within 2 weeks and they will be dead within a month.
Don’t be shocked, one person is dying every thirty seconds in America as we speak from covid alone and that event is a super spreader particularly with the age group I witnessed.
Im a observer not a player, I say shitty things some don’t want to hear but in my life and experience in politics I get red lights flashing a bit before only from experience of my failing to see the lights in my inexperience.
If America is to recover Biden is not the answer, nor is any one over 60 in either party. Trump must be made a example of the way never to put a narcissist in power, a paranoid psychopath, a pathological lier and like so many before not recognised until history reveals the true damage on departure.
If not America will loose it mantle of democracy title and reputation forever. The way it handles Trump in the next few days will determine more than just internal government it will influence foreign policy, trade, and wellbeing of its population as nation and the world will judge the risk of a reoccurring event of yesterday regardless of who is in power.
Its clusterF… self inflicted now how they fix it will need a strong leader and I think Harris is a contender.
Language and Concept Warning
Not the best I can remember but I won’t bore you with all the obvious disasters like fires, floods, viruses and the like, because if I believed in the educated I’m supposed to be dead.
We you fucked that one up so far anyway but the lungs are getting a little tattered but I’m still giving the wife the shits so I’m all good, and she’s still growling and assuming so I’m a goer.
Now let’s look at the world.
America has confirmed they are the biggest dickheads on the planet with covid management but thats ok they have their personal rights and that does not include social responsibility so its all about the individual and those rights are the backbone of their society and will be their death by self infliction.
Trump a total fuckwit and as the days go on it’s only exposing what the rest of the world knew days after his inauguration, and it was like a child denying they were caught with their hand in the jar and the grandparents making excuses for it so it didn’t get a flogging was the national denial.
It really boils down to the entire culture is based on a military mindset as that way it makes it simple to divided the troops by having good guys and bad guys and feeding the uneducated on both sides into following some sort of fairy dream of what America is supposed to be, meanwhile the rich just manipulate both sides in their capitalistic way feeding them cake.
Mark my words now , they will be stepping over bodies in the main streets by mid year, the system will collapse and possible civil unrest will explode encouraged by the Trump army. The stage is set months ago the bomb ticking.
Meanwhile China and Russia are laughing and stoking the fires and until America elects a younger FEMALE PRESIDENT some sense of normality will resume however I see trouble as their as big guns, little dicks and interbreeding is across their society not allowing any form on intellectual capital to get traction.
Enough of America, home here is in kayos with a PM with the intellectual capacity of road kill and followed by a legion of zombies in blue ties.
Lies and corruption are rampant as the born to rule class supported by the Murdock Press is trashing democracy as the numb nut punters just don’t care. Fertile ground for racists facist policy unbeknown until it’s too late.
Im convinced education and common logic don’t grow in the same garden.
And yes a FEMALE PM is required to restore some sense of balance needed to steer our country into life after covid. Testosterone has had its day and oestrogen is required world wide and that proven fact where they are elected to high office.
Locally our little society is getting older but closer due to covid. Bullshit prevails and honest talking and respect keeps us in tact.
Well its time I went to the shop to get the bread for the sausage sizzle at tonight’s New Years eve party next door, of which we we will be in bed before the time but wine will prevail keeping the local industry well supported, discussions will be had, and 2021 will arrive without our help and we are blessed we are still here thanks to our strong FEMALE Premier Anastasia P and I hope we will be still here keeping the virus out of Queensland .
AND I won’t talk about the English as again until the Fuckwitts realise personal discipline is the only thing that will beat covid they to will be4 stepping over bodies in the streets.
Well it was a shit of a year so I was not going out not calling it as I see it …