Kamikaze Provisional Drivers Dangerous to others Too.

Andrew Scipone the NSW police commissioner admitted he was at fault recently when turning right into the path of an oncoming FWD (SUV for Yankee doodles).

GIVEN the number of P-platers caught speeding last year - more than 6000 - and considering the rash of recent deadly accidents involving these mostly young drivers, perhaps they need to be reminded that the "P" on those plates merely stands for "provisional".
Too many seem to believe it stands for something else. "Performance", perhaps. Or "potent". The word they might be looking for is "Phoenix". ( From the Ashes). Mind you Scipione being a copper and graciously admitting fault at his own negligence is no excuse for being lackadaisical

Reckless teenage driving styles are influenced by computer games: "Slamming into a pole isn't fixed by simply resetting the PlayStation. It's game over."

Unlike the Phoenix, a creature of myth that rose from the ashes, young lives can't be reset and don't rise from the dead. In the tragic cases of those who are lost, the word we need is "permanent".

This is a difficult concept for teenagers, who are natural risk-takers, to fully grasp. There may be a valid point about computer games, but it's unlikely that every single speeding P-plater has been exposed to computer games to such a degree that their real-world behaviour would be influenced.
Much more likely is that we are battling with broader issues involving the lure of risk and danger and the fearlessness of youth.

It is important to work out exactly what lies behind this behaviour as it applies to driving, because that is the key to a cure.

A legal focus on computer games, seems ill-advised.

Instead, a greater level of corrective action, possibly extending existing laws under which cars are forfeited to police, might be a better bet.

In other words, "P" should sometimes stand for "punishment, Six strokes on the bare bum would curb their enthusiasm to speed and tailgate.

Latest News: Drunk teen was on bail for robbery

A TEENAGE girl accused of stealing a car and taking it on a drunken 40 minute joy ride south of Sydney was on bail for a robbery offence.


Jimmy said…
Friday, February 13, 2009
Australia Arson suspect arrested: Muslim Jihadi?


Reuters is reporting that a suspect has been arrested in the deadly wild fires around Victoria. Says the news agency: "The death toll could rise to over 300."

Earlier police had released a composite photo of the suspect.

London Daily Telegraph, Feb. 12:

The man in the composite photo, who police say... has a dark complexion, is believed to have information about a suspicious fire at Ivanhoe East, in Melbourne's north-east.

He was apparently seen in the area wearing black trousers, a polo shirt and yellow sunglasses and carrying a black rucksack.
However, now police are not releasing a photo of the suspect, whom they arrested, nor his name.

From Reuters video:

"There's enough emotion, there's enough harm in the community at the moment, we all understand that, but we don't need any more." -- Victoria Police Spokesperson
For days now, Australian and other blogs worldwide have been speculating on a Jihadi connection to the fires. Others are offering evidence to suggest that Jihadis even set the fires that raged through California last summer.

From Free Britania - Conservative Voice:

US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to "start forest fires", claiming "scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands".

The website, posted by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the "eye for an eye" doctrine.
And Israel National News reported:

A report from September 2008 warned that Australia had been singled out as a target for a "forest jihad" by a group urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.

The website, reportedly run by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, "argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the 'eye for an eye' doctrine."
Note - Libertarian Republican Jim Fryar of Australia has a full report on the fires and analysis of the Jihadi angle at our sister blog WorldWide Liberty.
Posted by Eric Dondero at 6:27 AM
Anonymous said…
Dear Proud Indians,

Must read & forward…………. Proud to be an INDIAN………………..

Written by a Pakistani journalist about India....... Must forward to all Indians!

Capital suggestion
By Dr Farrukh Saleem

Here's what is happening in India :

The two Ambani brothers can buy 100 percent of every company listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and would still be left with $30 billion to spare. The four richest Indians can buy up all goods and services produced over a year by 169 million Pakistanis and still be left with $60 billion to spare. The four richest Indians are now richer than the forty richest Chinese.

Jimmy said…
In November, Bombay Stock Exchange's benchmark Sensex flirted with 20,000 points. As a consequence, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries became a $100 bill ion company (the entire KSE is capitalized at $65 billion). Mukesh owns 48 percent of Reliance.

In November, comes Neeta's birthday. Neeta turned forty-four three weeks ago. Look what she got from her husband as her birthday gift:

A sixty-million dollar jet with a custom fitted master bedroom, bathroom with mood lighting, a sky bar, entertainment cabins, satellite television, wireless communication and a separate cabin with game consoles. Neeta is Mukesh Ambani's wife, and Mukesh is not India 's richest but the second richest.

Mukesh is now building his new home, Residence Antillia (after a mythical, phantom island somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean). At a cost of $1 billion this would be the most expensive home on the face of the planet. At 173 meters tall Mukesh's new family residence, for a family of six, will be the equivalent of a 60-storeyed building. The first six floors are reserved for parking. The seventh floor is for car servicing and maintenance.. The eighth floor houses a mini-theatre. Then there's a health club, a gym and a swimming pool. Two floors are reserved for Ambani family's guests. Four floors above the guest floors are family floors all with a superb view of theArabian Sea On top of everything are three helipads. A staff of 600 is expected to care for the family and their family home.
Jimmy said…
In 2004, India became the 3rd most attractive foreign direct investment destination. Pakistan wasn't even in the top 25 countries.

In 2004, the United Nations, the representative body of 192 sovereign member states, had requested the Election Commission of India to assist the UN in the holding elections in Al Jumhuriyah al Iraqiyah and Dowlat-e Eslami-ye Afghanestan. Why the Election Commission of India and not the Election Commission of Pakistan? After all, Islamabad is closer to Kabul than is Delhi .

Imagine, 12 percent of all American scientists are of Indian origin; 38 percent of doctors in America are Indian; 36 percent of NASA scientists are Indians; 34 percent of Microsoft employees are Indians; and 28 percent of IBM employees are Indians.
Jimmy said…
For the record: Sabeer Bhatia created and founded Hotmail. Sun Microsystems was founded by Vinod Khosla. The Intel Pentium processor, that runs 90 percent of all computers, was fathered by Vinod Dham.

Rajiv Gupta co-invented Hewlett Packard's E-speak project. Four out often Silicon Valley start-ups are run by Indians. Bollywood produces 800 movies per year and six Indian ladies have won Miss Universe/Miss World titles over the past 10 years.

For the record: Azim Premji, the richest Muslim entrepreneur on the face of the planet, was born in Bombay and now lives in Bangalore.India now has more than three dozen billionaires; Pakistan has none (not a single dollar billionaire).

The other amazing aspect is the rapid pace at which India is creating wealth. In 2002, Dhirubhai Ambani, Mukesh and Anil Ambani's father, left his two sons a fortune worth $2.8 billion. In 2007, their combined wealth stood at $94 billion. On 29 October 2007, as a result of the stock market rally and the appreciation of the Indian rupee, Mukesh became the richest person in the world, with net worth climbing to US$63.2 billion (Bill Gates, the richest American, stands at around $56 billion). Indians and Pakistanis have the same Y-chromosome haplogroup. We have the same genetic sequence and the same genetic marker (namely: M124).
We have the same DNA molecule, the same DNA sequence. Our culture, our traditions and our cuisine are all the same. We watch the same movies and sing the same songs. What is it that Indians have and we don't?


And also to mention: They think of Construction of own nation, unlike other nations who are just concerned with destruction of others...

Simple answer to why the Indians far better than the Pakistanis - They don't focus on religion all the time and neither do they spend time and money in devising ways to kill their own and everyone else over religion.

Fm.: Vikas Kulkarni,
At: Mumbai
Vest said…
More is the pity that the gluttonous pig Mukesh does not have more feeling for the under privileged and the starving abused child slaves of India.
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest this monster.
*It is easier for a elephant to fly to the moon than the greedy Mukesh to enter the kingdom of everlasting peace.

*A new slant on the camel and needle. Different?
Vest said…
Jimmy: Ninety per cent of lavatory cleaners in Great Britain are disqualified Indian doctors. the remainder are retrenched Pakistani bus inspectors and conductors who supervise them.

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