Monday, September 15, 2014

1 + 1 = interesting algebra

Anthony John Abbott is a "Rhodes scholar". Cecil John Rhodes establishes teh "Rhodes Scholarship".

Cecil John Rhodes  ... established the "british" colony formally known as "Rhodesia".

Should Australians now expect that this "colony" be hence forth (according to Anthony John Abbott's vision of 'glory' ...
be hinted that "terra australis" be wondering whether it should be be 're'named - as Abbottabad. ?


this "Prime Minister" has, once again - proved that he and his 'cabinet' - has not the slightest idea about how to "keep Australia safe".



metadata

interesting\word. OY!, have 'feedjit' in the 'right-hand' "sidebar"..  Anyone can 'read' it - if searching back that far.
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Also have "statcounter"  .. ya think this is something "new'?
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(mostly can't be bothered).

However, most of the "hits" on this blog , over time - are about my post about "gaolbait".

Yep, can probably organise some  "statistics" - but they do not come from Australian ISP's.
What's an "isp"? Yer, what ever.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/02/18/3690317.htm

Oh, did i mention this/
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(damn, must be becoming part of the "Prime Minister's " 'political adviser' mantra.

Say one thing, three words, .keep repeating - 1500 years of repitition must mean something?. the Roman Imperial Vatican "metadata library" is behind\ you ..;.

The perils

of Roman Imperialism.
Yes, Anthony John Abbott., remember\the slave, whispering ..

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PEACE ALERT upgraded! (downgraded?)

Seriously, Australian citizens have more chance of becoming inadvertently dead by falling off a ladder ...
driving a motor vehicle on a highway (especially when inebriated) ... a VERY low chance of being eaten, or mangled by a crocodile or shark.

So, how come the "terror alert" is increasing????????????

Bah, Humbug; just gives the 'boy scouts' (or blue tied by the neck bureaucrats and politicians) the excuse to ask for more money for more (expensive) toys. Prove their "manhood" with 'hard'  ' projectile', whatevers.

Yer, i know; was an 'only child' ; spoilt rotten.

swirling the cloak

Yer, apologies to the readers who have been occasionally visiting - am experimenting with the "template".

While yep, 'consistency' IS important ... self sometimes experiments with the 'magical' internet/computer generated options. Not to worry, DO remain the basic ME.

Have not the slightest idea of what the "new" "reformed"  Womby's drivel will eventually look like, just thought that would experiment. Perhaps i may be able to "put the old format back" - but doubt it.

Is, however, a bit easier, and  far less "important" than the Scottish vote. This, obviously, is not all that important to me, specifically, but will be to those who seem to think that it's simply a democratic "vote" to change Parliaments - where one really only has to wait until the 'next' parliamentary elections.

'Tis a bit like the people in Western Australia setting up a "referendum" to "secede" from the Federated Commonwealth of Australia. ok, PISS ORF. .... but remember that the Federated Commonwealth States of Australia SUPPORTED you, until iron ore was found and exploited. Will you come crawling back into the Commonwealth of Australia when the iron ore runs out? If the (nonspecified) military from elsewhere decided that the Pilbara might be cheaper under their control. Would you be able to "defend" the independent "State" without the support of the Federal  "Australian Defence Force"?

Have also been watching an ABC  TV program about "transgender" issues (um, am male, with penis and testicles - if that's important - but also seem to have retained 'compassion' and 'emotions' - if that makes sense).

The point of the documentary seems to be ... once changed - there is no 'going back'..

On the other hand (sinister, dexter ... what's wrong with being ambidextrous?)

Considering all the crap on the "news" these days - might be worth having a look at THIS,* again.

*http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Zorobar/Zorobar.html


40yr old Australian female wins world's toughest horse race.

[updated] 13 Sept 2014] Sam Jones : Mongol Derby  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2731007/Ten-days-30-different-horses-1000-kilometres-Mongolian-wilderness-Meet-Australian-woman-conquered-worlds-toughest-horse-race.html

(yer, well,  if she can tackle that ... perhaps she could have go at the next challenge - becoming the second female to become Prime Minister of Australia ... heh)

photo by Richard Dunwoody via ABC Radio National website
Am not sure whether it's possible to listen to the interview with her from Radio National ABC Rural website - well worth it if possible.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Astonishing stupidity?

OK, adding the question mark since am not all that convinced that it might be ME who is stupid.

However, quite a lot of the decisions of the current crop of Federal politicians - according to what i hear in, and in, whatever media i can access - is astonishingly peculiar, and laden with inconsistent logic.

Won't post ALL of them, but here are a few ...

Silence relating to "Operational matters" -
Scott Morrison, Minister for Immigration, invoked "Operational matters" when refusing to tell the Australian media about two leaky fishing boats.
 On the other hand, the 'Prime Minister' seems quite happy to "inform the media" that we have heavy-lift aircraft delivering arms in Northern Iraq. Have even heard which airport they are landing at, and where they will be "delivering" those shipments of armaments.

Does anyone else see some peculiarities here? What danger do two leaky fishing boats have to "National Security" - as distinct from "informing the 'brutal terrorists'" where our RAAF aircraft are, WHAT they are, and what they are doing?????

Fixing the budget;

O, o, o. Too much for this little pixie to comprehend and write about in detail. HOWEVER.
Am still trying to wrap my tiny mind around this one and write something concise. The latest "oddity" is that while the Treasurer Joe Hockey has, for the past twelve months, been whinging that ' we won't be able to afford the OLD people in the future .... suddenly decides to freeze compulsory superannuation savings.

Bill Shorten has tried to articulate the stupidity of this. Says something like - 'why reward 9 multinational mining companies, at the expense of the future of 9 million working Australians?
OH, says Joe Hockey .. that more money will go to the workers. ??? how? it was never intended to be in the 'workers' pay packet in the first place.  If he thinks that "BIG BUSINESS" Multinationals will REALLY give their 'employees', (aka future slaves) a 3% INCREASE in wages each year, every year, for the next 7 years - he must be living in some sort of Rupert Murdoch induced FANTASYLAND!!!

While yes, Joe Hockey can cavort around Parliament house and the 5 minute media cycle .... claiming "WE got rid of the mining tax.!!!! What he is not saying or chortling about is that "attached" to that legislation were some other rather disturbing "sub-clauses". Will try to find out what they are, but one of them was removing some support for "Small Business" Dunno what you lot think ... but surely the "wealth" of a country, a Nation - is the ability of "small business' to circulate finances WITHIN the country or Nation.

Frankly, i don't really care much about who make profit or "super profits" ... PROVIDED THAT MONEY REMAINS CIRCULATING WITHIN AUSTRALIA.

At this point, it looks like the current arrogant arseholes are winning the "SPIN" cycle. BAH HUMBUG!!!

Banana republic? Here we come.
Addendum:
Interesting comment  (thanks, Vestie)


Sunday, August 31, 2014

IFF

* and elderish concept, perhaps, these days.

Way back in the second great war, in aircraft, in the early days of electronic signals  -It used to signify - Identification; Friend or Foe.

Who knows, these days.
'warfare' is no longer simple.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Medical research thought bubble

Have recently donated $30.00 directly to the Heart Research Institute

Has just occurred to me to ponder a question. If am supposed to "contribute" $7.00 every time i visit a GP (at this point of time am not all that bothered, since am in relatively good health, perhaps need to visit a GP once a year) ------
Where would my $7.00 'co-payment' actually end up? Oh, says Joe Hockey - "medical research".

Um, think i, since have extreme trouble believing ANYTHING that this current crop of venal and mendacious, " thought bubble" Federal politicians say .....

Will ask another question. Since have already "donated" - from my pension - $30.00 directly  to a trusted and already established  "Medical research" Institute - why would it not be possible to ask for a "discount" for 4 visits to the GP? (7x4=28) .... and a reduction of $2.00 on the fifth visit???????

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

WARNING

At this point
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ALDI that has a 'computer' disk.

At this point am discovering aberrations.


UPDATE: 30 Aug 2014.

Ok, a smidge more detail.  Am a "toy" junkie. Anything interesting less than $50 is fair game ... heh.

So, saw a Maginon USB microscope for $49-00. Thought ah, what the heck.

Brief description is that it is plastic, very much a toy. Comes with a "computer disc" and USB cable. Cannot operate independently. My problem began when tried to 'play' the disc into my Win 7 Home premium laptop. Zilch, or rather, could hear disc trying something, brrrrm pause brmmmm pause ...but no response on the screen. Um, think i, something not happening. Cutting a long story short - did ring the 1800 'help' number, was sent email with link to 'driver'. Um, 650Mb download - my satellite 'connection' estimated 48 hours. UM.


Do, however, still have a Dell underdesk 'box' with Win XP. Tried that - no problem. Installation screen popped up almost immediately.

So, if anyone has recently purchased this item from ALDI - find a grandpa who still remembers Windows XP ... heh.





Monday, August 18, 2014

HOPE

Yer, i know, a four letter word. Have been thinking about four letter words.

And yep, especially since the demise of Robin Williams. Not least because the name 'Williams' belongs to my mother's family (no blood relation). Apparently my grandfather Williams (on Mother's side)
 "Never gave up - or 'in'".

Yep, they have all, now, "exited stage left". My mother didn't go 'quietly', but needs some information as to why i write that. She held onto her arrogant assumption that she could 'remain in control' for eternity, until age 89. Then, oops, more parts of her body began to fail, collapse. She went into hospital with multiple organ failure.

I was with her then, and myself and cousin had to make some decisions. There was a discussion with the surgeon. He told us that yes, they could repair her heart valve but ....

Decision time. Do we say yes, or no. First time that self had been specifically confronted with a decision that meant life - or death. The surgeon told us that she would not survive major heart surgery.  If i had said no surgery; let her go - she would have died that night.

My cousin was looking at me, and i was looking at him. We couldn't make that decision. So, the surgeon said, ok, wait for an hour or so. he went somewhere, consulted, came back and told us - ok, we can put in a 'stent', no guarantees. We agreed. That happened.

 Dunno, now, whether that was the best decision. My mother remained in a coma, in intensive care, for six weeks. There was always, in my mind "hope" that she would 'return', talk to me - but it was not the case.

And yep, to be honest, would turn up at her bedside every now and then, thump her shoulder; tell her "Oy, yer not allowed to go out on an odd number. Try to get to 90". But she never listened to me.

the hospital called me in, one Saturday morning. Told me that she was 'very close', but knew what that meant.
Was holding her hand when she expired for the last time.
 (inspiration- expiration, breathing).

The nurses told me that they called her 'the walker'. Even in a coma, she couldn't keep her legs still. Nobody knows where she was walking to.

And no, there were no "heavenly choirs" when she breathed her last. No "mysterious emanations" hovering around the ceiling. She was. simply. dead.



Dunno where i'll be when it happens. Hopefully won't leave too much of a mess.

Hopefully, each evening, when my days chores are done, i curl up into the warmth of the bedding, and a dog curls in beside me ... there will be a sunrise that kisses my eyelids a few hours later.