Showing posts from March, 2010

An early start Today and a re-run of yesteryear

Up early this morning about five, the reason being I slept through the heat of the day most of yesterday. Er and I had a clubless weekend but a few JW's helped to soften the blow. Our unreliable forecasters have predicted the end of this unusual weather pattern of eternal blistering heat which has killed off and delayed planting in the garden, today a partly cloudy day with possible showers, same as yesterday which failed to materialise apart from a cooling shower in the Bathroom, however the rest of the week indicates thunderstorms and possible flooding in low lying areas - be about right. There has been a heap of changes on my P C over the W/end and it appears things are moving smoothly. Our Air con works well in most areas until it reaches my office(the spare bedroom) Where a standard fan blows  air from a  metre or so away through my right ear making me more conscious of the tingling Tinnitus in the left ear. Although My old Ship the The KGV Assoc has been wound up the U/k

Blog Changes

You may have noticed, my blog has had a bit of a facelift and also now shows as the URL (Uniform Resource Locator), instead of There was however, a disturbing Google issue with the loss of most comments for about twelve hours! There is also a continuing Google issue with the search not working properly. Hopefully, however, what with the new domain name, it is just because I have to wait for Googlebot to reindex it. For anyone else thinking of using their own domain name, you will find the official, but rather cryptic Google instructions at: I also highly recommend Portal Domains for their fantastic support with this. I originally registered my domain name with them several years ago, and upon sending a support request for the DNS (Domain Name System) changes for this, they responded within 6 minutes to tell me that the

Post Number 622 Completes Five Years of Blogging

How many people out there will remember my first post, coming up now. Introduction to Daily Gaggle March 23 2005. Good morning to you all on this wet and windy day on the Central Coast of N S W Australia. This blog is not intended for the overheated super educated persons, whose main intent is to impress us with their glossary of alternate words and expressions which tend to become meaningless to normal average people. I will not be impressed by inane one word stupid comments. You may use clear precise philistinic grammar. but keep it readable, for the masses. Overdone obscene statements may be deleted. Well, the rules remain the same but not the weather pattern, in fact the highest midday temp this past eight days peaked at 37C averaging out at 35.5C, Remember this is nearly a month into Autumn (Fall). Looking back over posts in the archives, some would qualify for a re-run, I may do this when experiencing a bout of idleness which is happening only too often, this problem come

This is a true account of my connection with David Bingham.

WE first met aboard ship where I had a brief Acquaintance with him, while being his instructor. David was a clever dick; knew every thing - cocky little sod, after I threatened him with a week in the slammer for insolence he quietened down,he was disliked by his classmates and myself in particular. I having left the Royal Navy in 1966, about five years after flying into Hong Kong with Lt/Cdr R,T. a former antagonist in the Portland spy saga, then more than a decade had passed since the initial meeting with D B, before I did a cold call at David Binghams residence, seeing me he slammed the door on me. In another attempt to call a little later my senior management gave me an item for display to Mrs Bingham who apparently was a major spendthrift and she agreed to the arrangement. Unfortunately I was set up to do the delivery which found his nibs answering the door bell again. I was halfway in saying "This is yours nothing to pay" when D B said, "Stuff it up your ass you ef

No Excuses, Migrants Must obey the Law

NEW and existing migrants from all ethnic backgrounds will have to "demonstrate a unified commitment to Australia" under new state laws, after changes were approved at a State Cabinet meeting yesterday. Until now the Community Relations and Principles of Multiculturalism Act stated all institutions and people had to "respect and make provision for the culture, language and religion of others". Community Relations Commission chairman Stepan Kerkyasharian said the law change would create a new definition of multiculturalism. "We're not telling people to change their religion - we're not telling people to all look the same," he said. "There are some things where we have to be all the same. Those things are the way we obey the law and the way we demonstrate our commitment to Australia. "What this [change] does, it says that while we accept that Australians have different languages, backgrounds, they may speak different languages at home, they

Facebook Spies!!!. ASIO hiring via Facebook.

ASIO hiring via Facebook? What are these? AUSTRALIA'S top spy agency has turned to the social networking giant Facebook to find new staff in its latest online recruitment campaign. Some Facebook users with links to Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra have been seeing ASIO job advertisements in the past two weeks. ASIO's quietly launched online recruiting drive is part of a broader campaign the agency said was aimed at "both passive and active job-seekers". "We are seeking candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and social-networking sites provide access to a wide audience who may not otherwise consider ASIO as an employer," an ASIO spokeswoman said. "We have used demographic filters on the site, simply because these roles are based in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra." The Facebook ad shows an ASIO logo accompanied by the caption: "What would it take for you to click on this ad? A snap decision? An inquisitive mind? Click for info on becoming a S

Sent in By Frank Cooke my friend from 'Barnardo's U/K.

IF YOU DON'T READ THIS TO THE VERY END, YOU HAVE LOST A DAY IN YOUR LIFE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, DO AS I AM DOING AND SEND IT ON. George Carlin's Views on Ageing Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about ageing that you think in fractions. 'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life .... . You become21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!! But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There&

Found after Lost in Time

IT seems long lost relatives and friends are coming out of the woodwork en masse. Firstly a couple of months back a younger brother who I never met but sadly deceased, also his daughter my beautiful new niece Bronwyn, whom I am hoping to meet soon, however this will depend on me being able to travel to the U/K with a clean bill of health. The new arrival on the scene is a lady named Sharina who rediscovered me by typing in her fathers name on Google and subsequently arriving at my recent post dated 11-1-2010. Where I had posted information and pics going back over half a century. At Sunday, 7 March 2010 10:07:00 PM AEDT, Sharina Abdul Karim said... Dear Sir, Just at random typed my late father's name while surfing the internet and what an article about my father and photos !! Let me introduce myself. My name is Sharina Abdul Karim, 60 years old,widow (married to a Dutchman) living in The Netherlands since 1991.I left Malaysia in 1979 to work for Malaysia tourist promo

Short and Brief plus sore and grief.

I'm back! And I can't sit too long on this seat as the family-jewels are complaining. So briefly, my sojourn In St Vinnie's Hospital was OK except for the two hours and ten minutes on the Cutting Board. Being that it was necessary for controlled breathing, I was awake for the procedure. A local Anesthetic only around the nether regions did its best but far from 100per cent, then of course being trussed like a turkey and unable to scratch an ear or ones nose can be annoying. Ah! the feeling of relief when trundled on to the mobile bed then given water so my mouth could speak again. In the wash up it was announced I had now delayed my departure date, thanks to a little inconvenience, and I thanked those who performed the little miracle. Walking is a little uncomfortable, my gait could be likened to that of a Macedonian donkey jockey. Ta for now. Vest.

Not surprising that our P M will re-Hash the Health Services in Australia

Monday March 1; had a scrub up and a shave went out to do the big shopping with er-indoors finally winding up at the urologist for examination of the waterworks. Dont those blokes ask some very intimidating personal questions? It was decided that a certain procedure would be necessary, and after noticing my Vet Affairs card, the Doc assuming I possessed a Aussie gold card said he could do it on Thursday no dollar problems with the true blue gold card. However, telling him I was qualified in every form except not born and bred or a member of the German army who migrated here in the late forties became an Oz Cit and fought in Korea with the Strayer military. Simply a member of the 'Forgotten British Pacific Fleet' who defended Australia during WW2. The Doc was as unconcerned or ignorant of the facts as our past two encounters with that inept Fed Govt 'Clark Committee' mob in Canberra. The Doc then decided that the accumulated fees of around a grand would cover the procedu

Dated Maybe, but Abbott and Costello To Govern Australia? Voters said "No"

Having had a gutful of politicians in general and who hasn't, our seedy bunch of no hopers still make news headlines with their gaffe's - cock ups and sexual romps it is becoming hard to pick squeaky clean pollies from any party. Our Kev the PM, whose tantrums get the better of him is totally out of whack with his job, rarely there when needed, but then possibly better he isn't, as his list of achievements is yet to be promulgated. Rattling on Kevs door, hopeful opposition leader T Abbott who boasts a dodgy paternal thingy, despite his pontifical leanings is the lean and horny Budgie Smugglers rep for Speedo, which no doubt bolsters his income since being booted from the health ministers job in the former coalition govt. Little wonder that pint sized baldy guy and PM wanted to stay to the 'bitter end' which was the case when he lost his seat. Having given it much thought about the outcome should the former mob had remained in power and despite J Howard losing out, o