Showing posts from October, 2006


I should have realised from the start that Blogging was not going to be easy in Nth America. However, it has been a period of learning on how the people in the twilight zone spend their lives; those who sport a similar language but dissimilar habits and in most cases entirely differing opinions. By treading carefully initially and doing a lot of 'Yessing'(A new word) I was able to relax until the time I was in agreement with an English blogger D H G who had been kicked to death by anti Europeans, it was then I felt my first stab wound. Soon to follow was the gun debate in which I was the only detractor to the gun lovers in this lopsided stoush. Former friends were now becoming antagonists bar one or two which kept me hanging on, then came the inquisition, someone began probing the blogs with nasty innuendo, and by using several aliases from a site in India, was able to infiltrate into several sites, for which I collected the blame. Nevertheless the dung clung and from then on I


To the sweet old Gun Toting Biddy Who lives in a shoe box, or is it a large Mars Bar with windows? out in Sticksville, the Minne ha ha State in Uncle Samland. In reply to your witch hunting and bone pointing, I have this to say , finally I hope. If you have an open door(Anon facility) People will use it to their advantage. It is similar to the democratic principles on voting where anonimity is sacred. it is a priviledge that gives people the right to healthy criticism. On rare occasions this facility has been, not inasmuch removed but monitered in order to filter any incoming obscene and unwarranted language. However, I have accepted the fact there are people in this world who will disagree with my personal opinion, this in its self can be rewarding, more often than not. I have occasionally mentioned to callers that, the over use of swear words will cause deletions but also in the spirit of the game I have allowed close to the bone criticism of my self. which I have found traveling aro

We Survived on 40 Litres of Water Per Day, Living in Hong Kong 1963-4

My family lived at 17 Bremer House, Wong-nei chong rd, Opposite Hong Kong Happy valley race course, Navy Married Quarters. The water supply was a problem for everyone. It was turned on for four hours every three days . when we would fill the bath and every imaginable container and each of us take a shower. On alternate days we had to wash down and rinse off with a bowl of water. Other less fortunate consumers topped up with canister's at street standpipes or used well water. Shek Pic Reservoir on Lantau Island, with its 5,000 Million Gallons was the largest water containment site. The average usage per person (Including Industrial use) was Nine Gallons per day or 40 litres. Additional water was collected by tankers at the lowest salinity point in the Pearl River in Communist China. Fortunately the the water problem has been resolved in Hong Kong. This was done by reclaiming part of the coastline sea area, and creating a huge Dam. Something similar could be constructed on the Centra


At midday today I noticed the Ants in the garden had gone to earth, now those little creatures are aware of the warning signs, when a droplet of water on the concrete turns to steam they are long gone. A HEATWAVE will sweep the state during the next three days, With temperatures soaring above 35 CEL Sydney NSW OZ will experience a min of 33CEL today. In our garden today; in the beautiful beachside resort of Budgewoi, noted for its indulgent pleasure loving population, the temp had reached 42 Cel, no wonder the ants shoved off smartly. A Total Fire Ban has been imposed for the whole of New South Wales. A single hot day is not unusual but to get three days of extremely hot temps is a bit out of the ordinary, it would have probably only happened a few times on record. Water Restrictions Effective from October 1 2006. NO outdoor water use if using town water- including topping up of Pools, watering gardens, washing vehicles,washing pathways. Vehicle windows can be washed with a bucket and


Parents will be asked to answer a mini census about their families in a sweeping crackdown on violent and disruptive students. Its a shame that the Cane hanging on the blackboard easel has disappeared , then most of these problems would be avoided. However, It seems from next year it will be compulsory for all parents to reveal if their child has been suspended, expelled or involved in violent incidents. Failure to answer these sinister and intrusive questions on violence , not telling the the complete truth or giving false information, will prevent the child from being enrolled. What the forms ask parents. MY ANSWER What is your highest year of primary or secondary school completed? YES What is the highest university qualification achieved? DUNNO What is your occupation? MYOB Does the Parent or Carer speak other than English at home? SOMETIMES Has the enrolling student any history of violence? DUNNO Are you aware of any incidents that involved the the student outside of school hours?


I received a letter from Central Coast Health Services yesterday; stating that as soon as the questionaire regarding my previous health history and other related information is returned to them I will be slotted into a waiting list for surgery on my left knee. I will then be informed several weeks ahead, so to allow any domestic issues to be sorted out before and after the operation. I shall post the letter back tomorrow, also on arrival at the op/ th, I will tie a notice on my left knee explaining "Not this one the Other" just in case the hospital staff ignore my correction in the letter stating . " Somehow you have made a mistake, you have indicated the left knee which is not the right knee, the right knee is the right knee not the left knee " . Perhaps I should wait until the last moment to inform them. Click here for news across Australia. Delivered to your door daily, and mine of course. Click below for that special rea


When you thought your civil rights had already been demolished a Sydney Council has resurrected the corpse for another blow. It has taken the step to deny non smokers to inhale second hand smoke from their gasping associates. A large Western Sydney club has built an out door facility for smokers, and the local Council decided that the area could only be used by smokers , the whole smoke and nothing but the smoke, drinking in the area is also forbidden, so having a fag and a beer in each hand is out too. But even more sinister , is the banning of non smokers from the area. It is the biggest attack on civil liberties since the Federal Govt banned dead people from having the vote. Just to prove that stupidity does not end at the West coast of America, the local authorities have forced the club to employ security guards to enforce the order and barricade non-smokers in their air conditioned comfort with only the noise from gaming machines to keep them company. Of course this enlightened po