Thursday, 28 February 2008

Cricket Hero's, hardly mate, Simply a bunch of over paid Dickheads.Hardly setting an example for our youngsters.

Generally the whole sordid bunch of these nose picking, spitting crutch scratchers are well paid Icons doing a job they enjoy.( They are not hero's)They are not putting their life on the line. What they are doing is simply a legal non life threatening way of robbing a Bank.
Most of these nut heads deserve the criticism they receive, mostly due to the cheating which is rife within the game that has the most flexible laws of any sport. Also match fixing is inherent within the game and cannot be ruled out in even the most exposed fixtures.


Matthew Hayden
Wednesday February 27,2008
Matthew Hayden has been charged with a breach of Cricket Australia's code of conduct after describing Harbhajan Singh as an "obnoxious little weed".
Hayden was due to appear before a Cricket Australia hearing in Melbourne. According to a statement from Cricket Australia, he was charged under rules which prohibit "public denigration of other players against whom they have or will play". Hayden exchanged words with Harbhajan during Sunday's Commonwealth Bank Series match at the SCG - just one of a number of spats which have blighted India's tour of Australia. And the Australia batsman said after the game: "It's been a bit of a long battle with Harbhajan. The first time I ever met him he was the same little obnoxious weed that he is now."His record speaks for itself in cricket. There is a certain line that you can kind of go to and then you know where you push it and he just pushes it all the time. "That's why he has been charged more than anyone that's ever played in the history of cricket."Harbhajan, meanwhile, believes Australia are resorting to sledging because they know they are no longer the kings of international cricket. Ishant Sharma and Andrew Symonds also clashed in Sydney and the India youngster was later fined 15% of his match fee for pointing Symonds towards the dressing room after bowling the all-rounder, (Symonds is Cricket Australia's best asset and he is English), but the India team management believe the 19-year-old paceman was provoked and wrote to match referee Jeff Crowe asking him to look into the behaviour of the Australia players. Harbhajan said "The Aussies, maybe they realize that they are no more the undisputed champs, otherwise why would a cricket veteran target a 19-year-old? We have been the ones who got the Aussies on the run this summer." He is right on the spot there.
The problem Australian cricket has, is they are such Bad Losers.
Normally this situation could be dealt with by a smack on the wrist to the defendants( But I believe this is not permitted, due to cricketers behaviour resembling children's petulant behaviour)
So the powers that be slap a $5,000 fine on the dissident player, he then flogs his story to the press and 'bingo' he is off the hook. A more suitable punishment would be a six month absence from the game , which would no doubt have the effect of losing contact with the selectors and who may have replaced him with a new and younger promising player.
It is doubtful if any of these cricketing morons were hatched from a stately home environment, but like their strayer thugby league players who wind up as cabbages in wheelchairs, they like to be 'Putting on the Ritz', Like recently at a cricketers wives fest, in order to present to the black tie adorned; the hateful OZ Air punching and weetbix munching Twit, the Order of Border, a frigging gong perpetrated possibly for ever by some long gone batty batter. Its shocking low ratings on the box, proved that the public were bored to tears with this annual arse licking; which surely could have been sorted out at a Barry Hog Snot Saturday arvo Barby and general sucking pissup, all louts invited.
Nah it aint a Gents sport like in the past, Cricket has become like warfare minus the shooting.
While playing cricket during my time in the services, a mix of differing ranks made sledging impossible, a great deal of caution was necessary, sticking your finger up to a known senior officer or using an insanitary remark might seriously affect one's career. My favourite response having removed a batsman of high rank, would be to smile and clap as he left and add "that was a most remarkable stroke sir -so sorry you missed. However time has changed the game, grovelling is out and abuse now rules the game.
But what really surprises me, about 95% of these cricketers have Saintly Christian names.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child. Or should Parents and Guardians have to run the gauntlet between their Prodigy and Dogmatic Do gooders.

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child. Or should Parents and Guardians have to run the gauntlet between their Prodigy and Dogmatic Do gooders.
Vest Say's. Labour's smacking laws could be 'unworkable' the rulings are as clear as mud.It has suggested that parents who do not mean to harm their children should never be jailed.Documents prepared by Lord Phillips and colleagues said that if a parent who smacked a child had not meant to cause, or did not foresee, an injury they would not have intended to commit a crime. This is a point where most people should agree upon. The more likely opponents would be those who do not have disobedient children under their control, mainly on the shelf bureaucratic old biddies with an axe to grind.The Children Act of 2004 removed the defence of "reasonable chastisement" from parents who injured their children. Injuries as slight as a bruise can now result in an assault charge.However, in consultation papers the council said the courts should continue to give great weight to the "reasonable chastisement" doctrine. This is most important, as the vast majority of parents would know and probably use a smack on the bottom to bring an unruly child to order.It said if there was no intention to cause injury, that should be "substantial mitigation".It recommended: "Where not only was the injury neither intended nor foreseen, but was not even reasonably foreseeable, then a discharge might be appropriate."The 2004 compromise law on smacking has failed to satisfy the lobby group pushing for physical punishment of children to be outlawed.Led by heavily publicly-subsidised campaign groups like the NSPCC, the National Children's Bureau, and a plethora of miscellaneous bitching biddies, the lobby is pressing for tougher laws. One workable law would be to allow harassed parents to offload their dissident offspring to the do gooders for a period of fostering until the child was tamed, or the foster parent wound up in the rubber room. A group of Labour MPs is currently trying to gather support in the Commons. Around 50 have signed a letter saying the matter should be treated as a moral issue, with a free vote for MPs.The Government said that it did not believe that the smacking rules need to be changed.A spokesman for the Department of Children, Schools and Families said: "Following the last review, in the absence of evidence that the current law is not working, we do not believe that it needs to be changed.Have you been involved in any situation requiring chastisement , either as an administrator or recipient, or if not, what would be your approach to this ongoing problem."We have always sought to achieve the right balance to protect children without criminalising parents."
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Wednesday, 20 February 2008


YOU COULD say a master pick up artist spawned a generation of woman-obsessed sex monsters - but that wouldn’t be entirely fair. In fact his cult book ‘The Game’ helped turn the art of seduction into a lifestyle and turned average frustrated chumps across the world into girl-magnets. Skinny, balding Mr Nice Guy eventually became ‘Style’, the world’s greatest pick up artist, testing his techniques on a host of celebs . The seduction underworld is now a global movement, with lairs of pick up artists (PUAs) living and sarging (aka picking up ladies) together.Following the release of ‘The Rules of The Game,’ single and defenceless girls-about-town , thought it was about time the secret world of the PUA was infiltrated. You must remember that a Pick Up Artist’s life revolves around winning your approval. “You go in with an opener using what we call ‘time restraint’,” “Usually I’ll say: ‘Look, really quickly – because my friends are waiting for me and I’ve got to go in a minute – do you think rudeness stems from misery?’Using the time restraint and telling them that your friends are nearby lets the girls know that you’re not a weirdo with no mates. And by asking their opinions you can get the conversation going from there.Secondly, watch out for groups of strangely dressed men working the room. PUAs will often be wearing odd accessories – top hats, canes, shiny suits. This is a form of attention seeking called ‘peacocking’.PUAs often work in pairs or packs, hunting for women and gaming them in small groups. But like all pack animals the fight to be alpha male can be vicious. The Rules of The Game A 20-year-old was attracted by this fresh approach to meeting women: “You want to differentiate yourself from everyone else and be unique and special. You’re not overtly going for girls’ knickers.” “One of my favourite openers was ‘Sorry to disturb you but I need a few moments of your time. Do I strike you as gay?’ Immediately you are almost disqualifying yourself as a potential threat.” So girls, your days are numbered. Next time you walk down the street, take a train or go shopping you could fall victim to the predatory PUA. He’s the big bad wolf of public places and he’s waiting to charm your number into his phonebook (a good PUA will never give you his number). Which is why it’s always useful to have a few lines of your own up your sleeve. If you know the terminology, you can rumble a PUA’s tactics and make a swift getaway.Try memorising this: “Nice opener. Good to know I’m an HB but you’re certainly not going to got to get an F-close, or even a K-close because quite frankly you’re a DLV and an AFC. And you can LMR all you like but you know you’ve been rumbled.”This roughly translates as: “Nice chat up line dork. I know I’m a devastatingly hot babe but you won’t be getting a shag or a snog because I think you’re a bit of a socially inept loser. And don’t pretend you don’t like me anymore because I know your game.”Or how about: “Look if you think you can come sarging in here looking for a F-close, you can think again. You’re not even getting my phone number because I don’t appreciate Alpha behaviour and you should probably know, there’s an obstacle standing right behind you.”Which amounts to: “Listen chump, there’s no way you’re going to pick up all the women in the room – nor are you going to get laid. I don’t like being dominated by a bloke and my huge tattooed boyfriend (who was Arnie’s stunt body double in Terminator) is standing right behind you waiting to pound you to mush.”It’s often the savvy ones that fall victim to the wiley charms of the PUA. But it’s not all bad news for the girls – as long as they keep their wits about them. Some guys completely and utterly use women as objects - but you must remember that a pick up artist’s life revolves around winning your approval. They hate and love women at the same time. Women have so much power over them and the whole point is for a PUA to remove that power. “A lot of PUAs respect women and just want to talk to them – they are looking for ‘the one’,” the man who spawned a generation of flirting love-addicts – ladies will be just fine.“Women are born with a thing called intuition and it’s their best defence against these guys.”That’s alright then…***BUY YOUR COPY OF THE GAME NOW!****

Saturday, 16 February 2008

The Demise of Mr Common Sense and The Arrival of the Blameless Society

A fact of today's life………………

My parents told me about Mr Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations.
Obituary Common Sense .Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in charge).His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame and I'm a Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Lots of Blood- cuts and bruises, still in pain. Not a great weekend.

Rosemary and I visited our son Andrew and his wife Samantha and their two Beautiful children Aleisha and Charlotte at 'Kurrajong' NSW last Friday Feb 8. We were expecting to leave for home the following morning, however, things did not pan out as expected.

Although we had visited before, we had never stayed overnight. Their rented  house was formerly a sandstone cottage which had been renovated the stonework had been rendered and painted and with the new additions was on two-plus levels.

We had dinner and  watched sport On the TV in the evening also a movie titled 'The Texas Chain Saw Murders', and then near midnight we retired to bed.

The following morning around 8:30, Rosemary used the bathroom and showered and around 9 am called me to say the bathroom was available. I then donned a pair of trackpants and was heading for the bathroom with a towel in one hand and a toiletries bag in the other hand then it happened.

Not noticing that the floor outside of the bedroom we had slept in was six inches (15cm) lower than the bedroom floor;  I stepped out and stumbled forward and out of control, within one second of stumbling forward my body and mainly my Skull struck the said wall mentioned earlier.

Andrew's daughter (toddler) Charlotte witnessed the accident and went off for help, the other family members arrived and stemmed the flow of blood from my head with a damp towel (About two and a half headfulls) also called for the ambulance, somehow I had remained conscious but had the shakes and on the way to the hospital with Rosemary my nearest and dearest; I was asked to keep talking to stay awake.

On arrival at the Hawkesbury Hospital (Real nice place) I was cleaned up and had a jab and answered a miriad of questions, then I had my chest X Ray and a CAT Scan then shortly after wound up on the Op/ table. I now am the proud owner of a damaged right eye socket and fifteen or more stitches in my head and black and blue bruises mainly on the Starboard side (Rightside), the Port side light (left eye) is working but the right is on the blink and leaking a lot, my right shoulder aches a fair bit and I have a few scratches. My two day stay under observation at the hospital were sleepless periods, the staff were great but those trolley beds are not comfortable to say the least. The Maltese R/C bloke in the opposite bed explained that if I had been a paid up Christian my accident would never had happened; which left me wondering why he was having a knee replacement at 58 years of age. so without any help from the almighty I discharged myself after a bit of bickering at 11:am on Mon : Jan : 11.
Rosemary and I were driven home late on Monday by Samantha; in our car and Samantha was taken home by Andrew who had followed.

I am only two mins walk to our Doc, and at the present moment the pain is less after taking one of those painkillers so all is as well as it can be. Our doctor was rather cynical about my explanation of the accident. Our local Doctor (GP) has monopoly in our community but a necessity mainly because of his closeness to our home.

Chris my son suggested I shove a bolt through my neck to complete the picture( "You Rang").

Will keep you posted on my recovery? 'Have a pleasant forthcoming weekend, Vest.

SHIT SHIT SHIT. The Word Shit will be considerd an accepted expression on this blog, provided it is only used under dire circumstances

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening. After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term "Ship High In Transit" on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane. Thus evolved the term " S.H.I.T " , (Ship High In Transport) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day. You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I. I had always thought it was a golf term.

I shall now commence my post about my weekend adventure. It may be available tomorrow, progress will depend on hanging in between cold compresses, antibiotics and pills to alleviate a number of areas of pain mainly above my shoulders, photo's not availailable at present. Have a pleasant evening. Vest, back from the dead. Read comment from previous post.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

What goes Up In Aussieland is coming Down in Pommyland. Kiwis going down too.

UK news.

HOME Owners hoping for big cuts in mortgage repayments look set to be disappointed tomorrow. Some experts had hoped for a 0.5 per cent drop in the interest rate to five per cent. But the Bank of England now seems likely to reduce it by just 0.25 per cent. If passed on to homeowners, monthly repayments on a £100,000 standard variable mortgage would fall by just £21. Aud$45.00. The opposite situation is happening for Ozstrayers borrowers slugged with an interest rate hike, but for me , soon no doubt I'll pocket another increase on my savings, ha ha.
So it seems the Poms are on a winning streak, beating The Kiwis 3-0 in the three match twenty-20 series, but it was sad to notice the abscence of familiar kiwi players.
Tomorrow I'm off down the coast to visit #4 son & family, and will watch the demise of Ozstrayers 50 over team at the hands of the best ODI team in the world Sri lanka.
Next post on Monday-maybe. Have a wonderful Weekend.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Who are More Capable: Men or Women?

Dame Beryl Bainbridge, one of Britain's best known contemporary writers, has reopened hostilities in the battle of the sexes by declaring that "men are more capable then women".
Dame Beryl Bainbridge has been nominated for the Booker prize five times
The 75-year-old author recalls how a male publisher used to keep her on a tight leash.
“I think that’s what men are supposed to be like," she says. "That’s what they are supposed to do. I still think men are more capable than women. I have never ever thought to myself that I was better than a man, ever.”
Vest is asking you bunch of clever dick bloggers your opinion on this gender bender, so get to it. Are you more aligned to one or more opposite gender bloggers because of their tendency to turn you on, dont fib tell the truth, personally I do, or lets find some aggravating retorts to clear the air; but no names - please.
Do you agree with Dame Beryl? Do men excel in some areas and women in others?
Or has she betrayed her gender and decades of struggle for recognition of women and sexual equality? Vest believes this aged bimbo has lost the plot and has succombed to the obvious superiority of us wonderful intelligent males. Vest scratches his Ego while anticipating a positive Male response.
Should we worry less about equality and more about encouraging men and women to concentrate on those areas of life in which they are naturally talented?

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Just another Faith Industry Fraud

From Roger In the UK . Priest caught with £30,000 of cocaine hidden beneath his cassock
A priest was caught with £30,000 of cocaine hidden beneath his cassock after getting off a plane.
The Bolivian, who had three kilos of the drug in sealed bags strapped to his legs, raised suspicions when when he refused to be frisked by customs on "religious grounds".
A spokesman for Schiphol airport in Amsterdam said: "At first he claimed the white powder was holy sand, but tests showed it was cocaine."
The unnamed priest, who was arrested last week, is being held in custody charged with drugs smuggling.

Vest Has Left the Building

To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).