Showing posts from October, 2009

Asylum seekers or Unqualified illegal immigrants?

As long as we are unable to differentiate between the terms 'Illegal immigrant and refugee' the boat people dilemma will remain. The real meaning of refugee would apply to the likes of people fleeing the tyranny of the third Reich during and including post WW2 years also those made stateless after fleeing the yoke of the other axis powers, these people fled in terror to Any country willing to have them. However, it seems now that, illegal unqualified immigrants under the guise of refugees and asylum seekers who are able to pay People Smugglers are arriving from all parts of the globe. This adds another word casualty problem to the English language; together with the likes of Gay, Hero, actress and golliwog. I would love to purchase a quality made 'Golliwog' for my Granddaughters Christmas present. anyone out there in the know. Oh by the way, when or if you arrive in Australia and you don't like the Australian way of life, please return to whence you came as an Asylu

Texas, the Eyes of Justice Are Upon You

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship On October 13, we lost a resolute champion of the law, a man who left his impact the lives of untold numbers of Americans. His very name made his life's work almost inevitable, a matter of destiny. William Wayne Justice was a Federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas. That's right,he was "Justice Justice." And he spent a distinguished legal career making sure that everyone - no matter their color or income or class - got a fair shake. As a former Texas lieutenant governor put it last week, "Judge Justice dragged Texas into the 20th century, God bless him." Dragged it kicking and screaming, for it was Justice who ordered Texas to integrate its public schools in 1971 - 17 years after the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision made separate schools for blacks and whites unconstitutional. Texas resisted doing the right thing for as long as it could. Many of its segregated schools for African-American chi

I must be a psychic, I actually made it happen.*** A very notable day.

All went well at the dentist, I got a quote of $268-00 for the rebuild of a double tooth and it took an hour and five mins, I had that feeling it would have been more had I not asked for a quote. I have to return on Wednesday for minor cleaning; it will get my son out of the house to take me to the dentist, this is due to My Falcon wagon KGV OOO being pranged on the starboard quarter, Tin fished you might say Quite unexpectedly by a tailgating Jap Toyota hi-lux (Like the car that Ivan Milat had to convey his murder victims). The accident occurred at 5-15 pm after leaving the dentist drug and pain free. On seeing the Red light would be coming up at Main and Victoria and the other vehicle mentioned closing in astern I slammed the brakes on as the red light appeared releasing my foot brake as he hit and pushing me forward about a metre(Yard). No airbags activated. Damage. Some superficial damage, the Starboard rear light extinguished; broken fitting. car drivable. The Toyota, had its fron

Dam good weather for Quacks and Umpires.

TODAY: Not unlike a typically wet afternoon at Lords cricket ground with little hope for any play the umpires playing cards and the players and those hard core spectators dreading the "Play abandoned announcement". A sort of nothing day, eight weeks from summer returning to mid winter. Two days ago, my arms and legs were sunburned while busy in the garden. The good news is, that, the rain is falling over the catchment areas and dams are topping up fast and my car does not now need a wash. News from England Relatives is down to nil***** and only one telephone call from Oz Rello's 'Thank you A C B', Oh! and a visit from prodigal son which was unfamiliarly docile but draining on the wallet. To end the day on a miserable note, within four hours I shall be facing up to the torment of the Dentists chair, hiding it will be the stiff upper lip and show no fear of my stolid British upbringing. Anyone who Say's they can sit in a dentists chair without any trepidation is

On this occasion I shall expect a more substantial reward from the 'Tooth Fairy'

Hallo or Hello or ow yergoing to all my distant rello's and those local also blogger friends and other friends. That should cover the human species, but there are occasions I talk to our parrot and to some of the more friendly birds who visit our garden, each and all who have their own peculiar way of informing me they need feeding, BTW this info should not be leaked to any known detractors. particularly my shrink or medical professional. I have been attending to the garden chores this forenoon now that the overcast sky has brought the temp down from 36 cel midday Yesterday to a more comfortable 18 cel right now. However, anything reasonable distracting me from my present malady is to be welcomed. My problem commenced the evening before yesterday when a large dental filling ejected during dinner, apart from a couple of jagged edges no pain was evident until the morning when brushing. By nine a/m I went off to visit no fewer than five dentists who each suggested I make an appointmen

Horn of Africa Eggheads are Weaponry Winners

MOGADISHU: Somalia, the land of hatred, bloodshed together with rape pillage and burn and little hope of a turn-around to sanity and lawful government. Beyond hope with only extreme attrition being the source of normality as we westerners know. To me the term deep cleansing comes to mind. This shithole of a country steeped in no hope needs the attention of a huge dose of harpic and several full flushes. Local Eggheads. Forget an ocean cruise or even a new Merc. The winners of a team quiz organised by a Somalian insurgent group have instead won a ticket to jihad. The on air comp organised by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab. Several communities entered the competition, which consisted of questions on science, culture and the Koran. The winning contestants, were yesterday presented with their prize, one AK-47 assault rifle, several hand grenades, an anti armored vehicle mine and logistical supplies. The young men were rewarded with weapons to encourage them to participate in the holy war a

"Don't Worry, We won't be here."

Barak Obama and Kevin Rudd are shown a time machine which can see 100 years into the future. The both decide to test it by asking a question each. Barak goes first "What will the USA be like in 100 years time" The machine whirrs and beeps and goes into action and gives him a printout, he reads it out "The country is in good hands under the new president, crime is non-existent, there is no conflict, the economy is healthy. There are no worries" Kevin thinks "Its not bad this time machine, I'll have a bit of that" so he asks "What will Australia be like in 100 years time?" The machine whirrs and beeps and goes into action, and he gets a printout. But he just stares at it. "Come on Kevin" says Barak, "What does it say?" Kevin replies......."I can't tell ! Its all in Arabic!"

This can happen to anyyone, Yes you too.

Subject: FW: A MUST READ TA. simple stroke detection you could save a life STROKE:Remember The 1st Three Letters....S..T..R.. A nurse sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read: STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pmIngrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopel

Sober driver, Annoyed priest Arrogant Cop. Memories of yesteryear

A few years back a fair bit I had a attended the wedding of a son and daughter in law of a close friend. After the reception when most of the guests had had a skinful, certain designated drivers ferried the guests to their homes or to other destinations. Sitting in the middle seat at the back of the car was the Reverend who had conducted the wedding and was wearing a waist seat belt. Before the first intersection a pedestrian ran across the road causing our driver to slam on the brakes and attracting the policeman ahead attending the car he had stopped in front of our car. At the point in time when our driver braked, the Reverend in the middle seat was thrown forward by the force of inertia - also a wooden jacket clothes hanger which had been placed near the rear window earlier by the driver had found its way between the back of the Reverend and the back seat, both meeting on return impact. I was more than a little surprised at the Reverends utterances who by the time the copper had ar

Dirty Eateries.

Sydney Daily Telegraph MY FAVOURITE NEWSPAPER.Delivered daily to my door. Dirty eateries escaping shame From: DailyTelegraph 10ì>" 13, 2009 THEY are some of Sydney's filthiest kitchens and they remain a secret to the city's diners. Alternatively, you can copy and paste this link into your browser:

Spring at last? Filthy smoking habits endorsed by Govt.

A most pleasant day today with all the correct spring ingredients following the recent confusing highs and lows. A recent visit by our two local Granddaughters accompanied by Tim their daddy was unusually pleasant, I am waiting for confirmation on our proposed visit to relatives down the coast, Rosemary has this in hand or has she forgotten again?. Last week while waiting around in the supermarket for Rosemary to turn up from the post office and lottery shop I stood staring at the large prominent sign near the FAG counter "SMOKING KILLS", its ominous message enough to strike fear into persons with half a brain. "Can I help you sir" asked the sales person. "Not me " I replied "I was saved from the wrath of Rothmans and having a stroke by lucky strike back in 86, But what amazes me is that your business and other businesses likened to this establishment are licenced to kill people who are stupid enough to smoke tobacco products, why on earth don't y

If you are on a state pension no need to read this .

Background: In recent decades, rising globalization has forced governments to restrain their fiscal appetites. After the Reagan and Thatcher tax rate cuts of the 1980s, other countries were forced to respond with their own tax reforms. The growth of low-tax jurisdictions, or tax havens, has put further beneficial competitive pressure on governments with excessive tax rates. The result is that tax rates on income and capital have fallen significantly to the great benefit of global investment and growth. These pro-growth reforms did not come about because governments suddenly realized that low tax rates are better for growth. Instead, politicians cut tax rates to prevent the geese that lay the golden eggs of prosperity from flying across the border. Alas, there is now a rising big-government backlash against tax competition. Politicians have made unwise promises for ever-growing levels of redistribution and this is creating pressure for higher tax rates. But higher tax rates are particul

Growing or Going Bananas

Dear relatives and blogger friends. Haven't ventured forth at all for over ten days, a bout of 'Colley Wobbles flu and several other aches and pains have restricted me to pottering in the garden and catching up with elusive problems. The temp today noon 17 CEL yesterday 13 CEL last week 38 Cel and we are almost into mid spring and the weather patterns are going beserk. Tele marketer(charity) called today, told the towel head that when my income from UK gets back to normal 45P's not 55P's give me a buzz. That goes for junior relatives too. Get yourselves a job during your school hols. fifty bucks tax free if you cut our grass to our liking, 2.5 hrs our mower and fuel,and no free beer. Had a lazy day in the galley today, knocked up decadent fish & chips with misc veggies with Banana and Custard to follow. Thinking of bananas. Festering within the general public prior to the previous General election, lurked the possibility that should PM,(Draft dodger and chicken hawk

Chow Mein, has a sinister ring to it.

Once Formosa as I knew it during conflict back in 45, Taiwan, after a few transitions meaning departing Nip pongoes and the arrival of Chiang kai shek fleeing national army in disarray pursued by Commo Mau, has now settled down after 50 years of confrontation to a Mexican stand off situation. although the general feeling is that conflict between the Sino Nats and Commo regime is becoming less likely each day. Part of this statement forms the opinion provided by recently returned Mr Ho,MD, whose revelations have prompted me to re-issue a former post on this blog. For those who enjoy Chinese tucker, click yer chopsticks on this. YUK YUK. But it's true, Dogs are still on the menu in TAIWAN and not just one type of dog, but any breed. This practice of rustling and eating your neighbours best friend is not new, but some unwary tourists found out too late that, the bone they were eating the meat from; that which they would normally give to Rover, was none other than Rover himself. I have