30.4.06

Budget day approaches peoples but as usual excuses loom

Mr.Costello you have been telling us the Australian public that we have been in the black for some time; and now when budget day is on the horizon you are feeding us a tale of woe; such bull. Don’t forget this is an election year if I was you I would watch my mouth. You act like a smirking schoolboy in parliament as I have seen you; you and your party are only concerned with conserving your money and other folk like yourself who are not short of a quid. We battlers and senior citizens can go to hell as far as you are concerned; You sir are a honeyed speaking individual even your good old buddy honest John did a better job when he was the treasurer and his budgets were not worth a pinch of snuff either. And you are hoping to be Prime Minister God I hope not. As the opposition counterpart says in this news report it will be a hamburger and milkshake tax cut and I agree with that.

28.4.06

New rules for New Aussie Citizens

Wake up Rob these rules have always been in force they were just not policed as they should have been. When I first lobbed into this country it never applied to me because my native tongue was English what’s more there was no Australian citizens in those days we were all British subjects; I do how ever agree with our own citizenship here and although at one time I was allowed dual nationality, I only used a pommy passport once; in fact I have misplaced it now. I think we can still hold dual nationality but who cares if you live here one should obtain citizenship in my opinion. Now back to this farce of yours about English speakers; as I said it was always the go for a migrant or new chum to read speak and write English but it had lapsed somewhat (bad policing by immigration) when I first came here in the very early sixties. I recall a job I took on arrival all non English speakers worked there except the boss who was Greek and yours truly. A truck pulled up that day with a huge load on it and the trucky asked anyone speaka the English; yeah mate I said I do; thank C****t for that he said will you sign for it? no worries I said, I been coming here for a week now no such luck; I helped him unload and signed for it and then cleared off to another job I had lined up. I have seen guys seeking employment in those days bringing their son/daughter with them as they themselves could not speak our native language, and yet even way back then it was a requirement to know the language before immigration was allowed, in fact they held special classes in their home countries before getting that visa they craved. And now you are giving us this rubbish, I agree it has been harder these last few years with terror attacks, boat people and refugees but it is no excuse as those laws are or should be still in place. I was even asked at Australia house in London and the interviewer said don’t bother answering that mate but it is a requirement that I should ask. We have had these laws for well over 45 years to my knowledge. I guess a few extra taxpayers funds will be coming your way now still you and the government couldn’t care less could you?

17.4.06

Guidelines For traveling Americans

Australia is not the only one it seems This report which I have read in several newspapers is no doubt true, but we Australians are guilty of this also. Whereas one will see an American dressed in their garb of baseball caps and gaudy apparel; we Aussie’s are just the same wandering the world with our Akubra hats (similar to a Stetson) on dressed much the same, bemoaning their lot; in fact just like a whinging Pom (Brit) does so why spend money by issuing guides on how to behave for Yanks (Americans) overseas; such rot and garbage. Oh take note please we also wear gaudy apparel and baseball caps lol.

16.4.06

The plot thickens fired or not fired who knows?

Personally I think General Clark is right although he may have another motive for his explanation of course. So is it six or seven or eight now that wish Rumsfeld to resign? Gen Clark said in a television interview: "I believe secretary Rumsfeld hasn't done an adequate job. He should go." Gen Clark said he believed Mr. Rumsfeld, along with Vice-President Dick Cheney, had helped push the Iraq invasion when there was quote "no connection with the war on terror” unquote. Myself I think the General is right. If one is to fight a war one should leave all military decisions to the Commander and not a civilian. Not that I believe in war; far from it in fact. This has been the undoing of many a war campaign and probably always will be. Bush and Cheney along with Rumsfeld are not military men; oh it is likely they were at one stage of their lives but not with the knowledge the Generals on the joint chiefs have. The decision to start a war is the responsibility of the head of state or in some countries the Prime minister; after that it should be left out of their hands and just take the advice of the joint chiefs or war cabinet. One needs a fail safe mechanism in place of course so a couple of retired Generals/Admirals whatever should suffice in that position but never ever in the hands of one man. As we have seen there was no actual war needed here I mean was the USA threatened by Iraq? I think not. So now the poor people of Iraq and the Coalition military have had horrendous loss of life and for what? It is time for G.W.Bush junior to withdraw from a war which was not warranted. Ok so hunt down the attackers of the 9/11 and other terror attacks by all means but not an invasion of a sovereign nation. How would G.W.Bush feel if the USA was invaded? You get my drift I take it? Stop playing the world’s head Police officer Bush and Rumsfeld and look to your own country and their needs and believe me they are great. You see George it is not the Turkey shoot you once bragged it would be, and how long ago was that?

An open letter to Vladimir Putin

Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, You will do just about anything to get that warm water port you have hankered after for so long I guess; throughout all of the cold war until the present day you are still pushing for it. You are and always will be a thorn in the side of the western world even though you pretend to be ever so friendly with us all; deep down you are still a communist at heart a policy the west despises and always will. You killed your sailors as I recall with the Kursk incident, oh and it almost happened again; it would not look good on your record would it to have to allow foreigners with superior equipment help you until it was too late all due to your rabid mistrust of the west no matter how many times you were photographed with Bill Clinton all good pals and all; such rubbish. Now this with helping out a people who it is true have been spat upon etc; but you are not doing it for that are you? Deep down you want that warm water port come hell or high water what a pun. Have you ever stopped to consider that the Palestinian Authority don’t care where the funds come from just so it is funds; the only thing that worries me and no doubt quite a lot of folk are the Jews; how will they fare? Your hatred of the Jews is well known and they too need a place to live, as is The Palestinian Authority hatred of them well known. After reading this in depth one wonders whether President Bush is correct about Iran! But I think not he is a megalomaniac; you sir are doing it by stealth. By all means give them fiscal aid if they in turn leave the Israelis alone, and spend the funds on improvements to the life of the folk in Palestine; I am all for that, sadly it will not happen. So what are you actually getting out of this? YES YOU GOT IT A WARM WATER PORT.you don't actually care about people in the Middle East at all.

Thoughts sadly do not count in the Military

It seems a serving member of the RAF disobeyed a direct order. Although this man is allowed thoughts and although I agree in most respects with his words, when one joins a Military command in what ever country, he should have bitten the bullet kept his mouth shut and obeyed the order. I agree we should not be in Iraq, I agree we the western nations who invaded the country have committed atrocities that were not the done thing and in fact breached all civilised laws as well as the Geneva Convention. However this man even if he had done this only as far back as WW11 could well have been executed indeed many were. As an officer he only had to resign his commission to get out of going back to Iraq, obviously he wants the best of both worlds. I guess you can think yourself lucky Mr. Kendall-Smith you will get off lightly I think although you may not be allowed to practice medicine in the UK now, that is a matter for the medical council of course. The sad thing is you did what most of us would NOW do and it now seems you have ruined your life and in that respect alone I feel sorry for you,I guess you will now become a prison Doctor for eight months.

12.4.06

Was life on Mars Humanoid

I have my own theories regarding Mars and Venus; I myself think that aeons ago an event on Mars caused life to flee to another planet I.E Earth; all supposition of course but I have been looking up this as best I can, hard of course as I only have our scientist's theories but then who really are they to know it is just an educated guess in my opinion. Further down the track I have a suggestion to proffer and that is the way the Earth is going at the moment a similar event will happen here and by the time that arises humankind will possibly go and settle on Venus as it will in the distant future be able to sustain Human life. In the 1980s, new evidence turned up. Analysis of trace gases within meteorites found on Earth revealed that some had originated on Mars or on our moon. Interestingly, an alternative source for life on Mars may have been Earth itself. Asteroid impacts are capable of ejecting rocky material from planets into space. Once in space, close encounters with their planet of origin would alter the orbits of such material. The orbits of material ejected from Mars could evolve to the point that they would cross the orbit of Earth; similarly, ejecta from Earth could evolve to the point that their orbits would cross the orbit of Mars. COULD LIFE HAVE ARISEN ON MARS? Life on Earth appeared sometime prior to 3.5 billion years ago, although the details of its origin are unknown. It does certainly seem a catastrophe hit mars as can be seen on here, in fact it goes on to pose the question as to was Earth a colony of mars and I find that feasible. The fellow that found some evidence and was a very competent Doctor and worked for NASA I do believe he was an Astronaut but the name is not familiar to me, I do know he was a renowned flier and Photographer. it seems a huge blast occured. At the beginning of the year 2000 the focus on Mars was coming out of the blurry stages when experts of the American Astronomical Society, said their calculations had shown that if life ever existed on Mars it could very well have been carried to Earth aboard some 5 trillion rocks blasted from the Red Planet by impacting asteroids.Earth's DNA got to Mars. Mars' DNA got to Earth. Both Mars and Earth were seeded by some unknown third source.I myself subscribe to the second theory here, I guess I could go on and on about this but according to what I have read it is a distinct possibility that us Humans did aeons ago come from the red planet.

11.4.06

Bibs and Bobs from here and there

About 30 miles south of Miami, Florida, in a town called Homestead, lies an unusual—some would say impossible—structure, composed of coral rock. Called the Coral Castle, it has a colorful past. It was the life's work of a reclusive Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin, who built the complex after being jilted by his sixteen-year-old sweetheart on their wedding day. PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP)—Navy construction crews have unearthed a rare Spanish ship that was buried for centuries under sand on Pensacola's Naval Air Station, archaeologist confirmed Thursday. The Ship could date to the mid-1500s, when the first Spanish settlement in what is now the United States was founded here, the archaeologists said. NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A 2,500-year-old sarcophagus with vivid color illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in western Cyprus, archaeologists said Monday. Construction workers found the limestone sarcophagus last week in a tomb near the village of Kouklia, in the coastal Paphos area. The tomb, which probably belonged to an ancient warrior, had been looted during antiquity. Rare conditions could have conspired to create hard-to-see ice on the Sea of Galilee that a person could have walked on back when Jesus is said to have walked on water, a scientist said today. Among 3,014 telephone respondents, half reported being pretty happy, and 15 percent said they are not too happy; Why is this folks? cheer up you 15%; or is it your Head Honcho? nah I put the wrong image on this is the one. Depending on which journals you've picked up in recent months, early humans were either peace-loving softies or war-mongering buffoons. Which theory is to be believed? A little bit of both, says one archaeologist, who warns against making generalizations when it comes to our long and varied prehistory. The newest claim concerns Australopithecus afarensis, who lived approximately five million years ago and is one of the first hominids that can be linked directly to our lineage with some certainty Meet BigDog, a mechanical mutt that does more than snare Frisbees and irrigate fire hydrants. It totes hundreds of pounds of gear so soldiers won't have to, and it will never spook under fire. Developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the U.S. military, the BigDog prototype is arguably the world's most ambitious legged robot. Its stability and awareness of its own orientation make it the first robot that can handle the unknown challenges of the battlefield. Tribes in the Amazon know about Geometry While high school freshmen sometimes struggle with parallelograms and the Pythagorean Theorem, people deep in the Amazon quickly grasp some basic concepts of geometry. Although these indigenous tribes had never seen a protractor, compass, or even a ruler, a new study found they understood parallelism and right angles and can use distance, angles, and other relationships in maps to locate hidden objects. The finding suggests all humans, regardless of language or schooling, possess a core set of geometrical intuitions. That I truly find amazing but then again why not they are just people like you and me with a different background and life style thats all.

The day of reckoning is closer

As I thought the squabbles and blame shifting are now starting. Most un Australian of you trade minister dobbing the foreign minister in like that;like the report says you are a Dill. Still what can you expect from a shonky like yourself? I bet Downer won’t do the same as you; What honest John will say well who knows but I have a fair idea. You jokers take $290 Billion of our cash to sweeten a terrorist who is now in custody and supposedly on trial and expect the public not to notice; and our medical service needs that cash as do senior citizens. I received a $5 weekly rise and you give that dictator $290 billion; SHAME ON YOU ALL.

10.4.06

OUR COMING OF AGE OR BAPTISM OF FIRE

A brief history of ANZAC day and the beginning of a tradition in Australia and New Zealand. ANZAC means Australian New Zealand Army Corps this day the twenty fifth of April is remembered annually in both countries. This landing which turned out to be a defeat happened in WW1 with the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers onto Anzac cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula, The loss of life on both the Anzac’s and The Turkish Army was horrendous; the bravery on both sides was magnificent and the Turks were held in high esteem by the Anzac’s and indeed are still thought of highly even to this day; in fact we have many Turkish Migrants here in the cities or did have, strangely enough they got into our way of life. Called Lone pine; Today it is a monument to both sides and the day is celebrated there with a friendly soccer match etc; its amazing the number of Aussie’s and Kiwis who make the trip as it costs around A$8000. Return fare. Lone Pine was a place of terrible carnage all those years ago, and it was only a diversionary attack, one of many in fact. Ten Victoria Crosses were awarded during the Gallipoli Campaign, seven alone were awarded at Anzac cove, five in the one day alone; the Victoria Cross is our highest military award and simply has the words on it for valour; we now have our own awards but our military who deserve such an honour still get the Victoria cross. The young men of Gallipoli were the first ANZACs, ordinary young Australians doing their best in a campaign of intense ferocity. Their casualties, here horrendous, nearly 8,000 Australians were killed, and 78,000 wounded, and to what end? ANZAC INGENUITY--THE PERISCOPE RIFLE The Australian soldier had, even during the earlier Anglo-Boer War, earned a reputation for ingenuity and improvisation. One example of this at Gallipoli was the invention in May 1915 of the periscope rifle by Lance Corporal Beech of Sydney. Mirrors allowed the user to sight the rifle while completely invisible to the enemy. The rifle was accurate up to 300 metres (sometimes the opposing trenches were only metres apart). The idea was quickly adopted by the Turks. The campaign was a failure, and yet of all the battlefields on which Australians have died, it is the disastrous Gallipoli campaign that has come to symbolise the Australian soldier's courage, determination, fighting prowess, humour and mateship. The essence of Gallipoli was that in the face of adversity and potential defeat, the Australian spirit triumphed. The Australian Imperial Force, first raised in 1914 for overseas war service, became better known by its initials – the “AIF”. It was a separate and purely volunteer army, and to join they all marched from country towns from all over rural Australia picking up more volunteers on their way to points of enlistment at Sydney , Melbourne etc. There was a distinct character to those who enlisted in the earliest months and who were destined to fight on Gallipoli. They were keen; they had to meet tougher physical standards than those later applied; and quite a few had previous experience in British or Australian forces. Each of them would need to be lucky to survive the next four years of war. Eventually 330,000 Australians served overseas. During the war the AIF took its place among the great armies of the world, on some of history’s oldest battlefields. The Australians would attack at the Dardanelles, enter Jerusalem and Damascus, defend Amiens and Ypres, and swagger through the streets of Cairo, Paris, and London, with their distinctive slouch hats and comparative wealth of six shillings per day. During the Second World War, when Australia again raised a volunteer force, they called it the “second AIF” Our modern military is now recognised as a formidable fighting force and the spirit of ANZAC is amongst them all wherever they have fought since. They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn, At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We shall remember them lest we forget.

9.4.06

An act of Lunacy

THE administration of President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility, The New Yorker magazine has reported.My source said this. "Pentagon planning to 'nuke Iran" If this report is true well it will be an utter disaster for Iran and the rest of the non Islamic world; To be honest I haven't yet looked as I need some sleep; The way he is going (if true)may mean I won't wake up.The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran

Sorry for so much Australiana in one hit

Sorry about all the Aussie stuff in one hit but they were on another blog of mine which I have deleted; so I put on this my main blog
Welcome to the land down undersome wild life of ours a little unique maybe to the rest of the world.

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Australian tips for new chums

To help you understand and appreciate the Australian culture and sense of humour, here are some facts and partial truths about Australians. See if you can separate them. The bigger the hat, the smaller the farm. The shorter the nickname, the more they like you. Whether it's the opening of Parliament, or the launch of a new art gallery there is no Australian event that cannot be improved by a sausage sizzle. If the guy next to you is swearing like a wharfie he's probably a media billionaire. Or on the other hand, he may be a wharfie. There is no food that cannot be improved by the application of tomato sauce. On the beach, all Australians hide their keys and wallets by placing them inside their sandshoes. No thief has ever worked this out. Industrial design knows of no article more useful than the plastic milk crate. All our best heroes are losers. (Shane Warne might just be a case in point) The alpha male in any group is he who takes the barbecue tongs from the hands of the host and blithely begins turning the snags. It's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to hold. A thong is not a piece of scanty swimwear, as in America, but a fine example of Australian footwear. A group of sheilas wearing black rubber thongs may not be as exciting as you had hoped. It is proper to refer to your best friend as "a total bastard". By contrast, your worst enemy is "a bit of a bastard". Historians believe the widespread use of the word "mate" can be traced to the harsh conditions on the Australian frontier in the 1890s, and the development of a code of mutual aid, or mateship". Alternatively, Australians may just be really hopeless with names. The wise man chooses a partner who is attractive not only to himself, but to the mosquitoes. If it can't be fixed with pantyhose and fencing wire, it's not worth fixing. The most popular and widely praised family in any street is the one that has the swimming pool. It's considered better to be down on your luck than up yourself. The phrase "we've got a great lifestyle" means everyone in the family drinks too much. If invited to a party, you should take cheap red wine and then spend all night drinking the host's beer. (Don't worry, he'll have catered for it). If there's any sort of free event or party within a hundred kilometres, you'd be a mug not to go. The phrase "a simple picnic" is not known. You should take everything you own. If you don't need to make three trips back to the car, you're not trying. Unless ethnic or a Pom, you are not permitted to sit down in your front yard, or on your front porch. Pottering about, gardening or leaning on the fence is acceptable. Just don't sit. That's what back-yards are for. The tarred road always ends just after the house of the local mayor. On picnics, the Esky is always too small, creating a food versus grog battle that can only ever be solved by leaving the food behind.

A dam letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Environment

This guy should have been a Blogger I reckon lol This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania.USA This guy's response is hilarious, but read the State's letter before you get to the response letter; SUBJECT: DEQ File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County Dear Mr. DeVries: It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity: Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. A review of the Department's files shows that no permits have been issued. Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated. The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2006. Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff. Failure to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on the site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action.. We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions. Your’s Sincerely, David L. Price District Representative and Water Management Division. Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries: Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County Dear Mr. Price, Your certified letter dated 12/17/02 has been handed to me to respond to. I am the legal landowner but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane, Trout Run, Pennsylvania. A couple of beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood "debris" dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of natures building materials "debris." I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose. I believe I can safely state . there is no way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic. As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity. My first dam question to you is: (1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or 2) do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request? If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued. Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated. I have several concerns. My first concern is; aren't the beavers entitled to legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation -- so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer. The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing Flooding is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling their dam names. If you want the stream "restored" to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers -- but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English. In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy my Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers' Dams). So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until 1/31/2006? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them then. In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality (health) problem in the area. It is the bears! Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your step! (The bears are not careful where they defecate!) Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office. THANK YOU. Many thanks to Karl P for this little humour sent to me by e-mail; it made me smile.

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Russell Crowe's wedding

This well known Actor was Wed in Sydney Australia And I thought I would show the world; I do believe they are still wed as well but could not swear to that; really I am experimenting on putting Video clips onto a post and it is very frustrating to do.
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Not before time but it had to happen

The pair of these two Yahoo’s should really be hung out to dry I reckon along with their immediate boss our esteemed Prime Minister (to some). Vaile well in my book he has to go no risk; I recall this bloke well when he first entered Federal politics never did go much on him, prior to him it was a Miss Wendy Machin who held his seat; but as is the case when a political party regain power with a huge majority; guess what they altered the electoral boundaries. Now Wendy was found out involved in a scam rorting disadvantaged pensioners who were not a 100% in charge of their faculties; to be fair it was her Father’s business where these poor folk were worked to the limit and just received a state pension; nothing came of it of course and she sort of vanished so to speak. I have an idea that her and Vaile were at one time in state politics but went to the higher echelons. But these other two jokers in my opinion should face the full force of this enquiry. Still no doubt nothing will come of it but I and a lot more hope so. If they can send a crooked cop to gaol on the recommendation of a Royal commission why not these two? none of these bloody politicians can be trusted none of them they are just out for how much will I recieve in little extras and the like; and if they can stick out the life for ex amount of years well the pension they recieve makes the mind boggle. It seems that this Cole bloke heading this commission is exasperated; but only because he is being pressured by the fourth estate; good on ya keep at it boys and girls.

8.4.06

I see now why I cannot recall what I did this morning

NEW YORK—People who regularly smoke marijuana may find their memories growing hazy over time, a recently published study suggests; another study will it never end? I think not. Seriously I reckon it does but that’s just my opinion; I have smoked it however years ago but not very much; and not now. The most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S. The main active chemical is THC. Street names are Pot, Ganga, weed, grass, and many others. Effects are Short-term effects include memory and learning problems, distorted perception, and difficulty thinking and solving problems. Statistics and trends are nearly 45% of U.S. teenagers try marijuana before finishing high school. I myself am of the view one will never ever stop it and there is of course great controversy on whether it is good as a pain relieving drug I say it is but the FDA say no; however it has been noted that for the ailments I listed it does do good in alleviating pain etc; Well that's my opinion• . Alzheimer's Disease, Anorexia, AIDS, Arthritis, Cachexia,Cancer, Crohn's Disease Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV,Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis Nausea, Pain, Spasticity, Wasting Syndrome. Now in good old Oz it depends on the state you live in and I think that the State of NSW is reasonably liberal about it all; in the Nations federal capital and territory it is legal; no wonder our politicians looked plumb tuckered out all the time lol. Nimbin NSW now I have been there many times on business and found the whole area one of amusement; one tip if you go don’t pick up a hitch hiker as none of them seem to like water. I recall stopping for two a boy and girl asked them where they wanted to go and the guy said are you going to Lismore yep I said so he shoved the girl in and vanished; a 40 kilometre drive and phew was I glad when I got there.Yes they have a Mardi Gras there or did; it should interest you to read the link.

Weird news

Stalin's half-ape super troops A SECRET plan to create hordes of half-man half-ape super-warriors to conquer the rest of world has been uncovered in Moscow. Stalin's dream ... Planet of the Apes image from Twentieth Century Fox. Was he French Perchance? Man survives on frogs It seems a guy survived for four days by eating frogs and small mammals after being cut off by flood water on an Island and never took his mobile or cell whatever oh dear. Now this is more like it. Spaceport Down under plan Cheap only going to cost A$150 million and it has been going ten years a study of course what else; all we read these days are studies still its in the most logical spot BUT Woomera is also sacred to our indigenous people; and this is where the Poms and the Aussies conducted Atomic testing in the 50’s, even used their own troops no protection only goggles. If I want to go to Woomera I have to get a special permit as it is on a large native reservation; makes one think I reckon. Oh to be a Millionaire one here in Vienna is offering a reward of get this he is ready to be generous to the person who brings back Grimaldi. The reward would be a three-carat diamond from the jeweler Bulgari worth about euros 60,000 ($102,389.08) that the dog was wearing, along with euros 20,000 ($34,129) in cash, He was quoted as saying I miss Grimaldi so much, she is all I have; where are you ladies? Lol You have no right to jive: judge NEW York City may be known as a centre of artistic expression, but a judge has dismissed a lawsuit that argued people have a constitutional right to dance in any bar or restaurant; In a city renowned for well everything really sure this is a bit much still they have a second chance; I do believe we are getting worse in a lot of things but dancing well come on Judge lighten up a little, I mean you can kiss cuddle and God knows what but no dancing what a joke. Police seek naked bushwalker UNDERCOVER police will try to catch a naked man who has been bushwalking wearing nothing but a backpack and hat. The man was spotted yesterday by a woman in Ku-ring-gai National Park near Bobbin Head Rd, North Turramurra, about midday; this is a northern suburb of Sydney much bush there. Thieves steal crocodile from zoo THIEVES have made a snappy escape with a 1.2 metre crocodile from a central Queensland zoo. The female freshwater croc was stolen from Rockhampton Zoo between 3am and 5am (AEST) on Saturday morning, police said. In fact there are many more odd stories on here if you browse.

The hospital that failed women

A year-long investigation reveals how Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust UK may have put around 150 women with breast cancer at risk by failing to give them the crucial second stage of their treatment - radiotherapy. The women affected were treated with breast conserving surgery for invasive cancer during the late 1980s and 1990s. It appears Doctors and managers at the hospital have known for over a decade that some patients in the 1980s and 1990s diagnosed with invasive breast cancer were receiving sub-optimal care - but the trust has never told the women what happened so what’s new a disgrace of course but these occurrences happen all to frequently nowadays it seems and not just with this terrible disease others as well; I recall vividly as a schoolboy a lady getting it and she survived after an operation of course; no radio therapy then I don’t think? I did however come across this in researching for this post: I am only wondering if the Australian government is as bad with this problem as they seem to be always chopping and changing the drugs available! probably I bet.

7.4.06

Advice for people who do not have a Blog as yet.

It appears that some who read my Blog from Australia in the main or in the southern part of the USA; and possibly other folk in other countries who do not have a Blog of their own may not be aware that they can always put a comment on a post as anonymous unless the Blog owner has not allowed this feature. It is permitted on mine however and I would welcome comments as long as they are not of a disgusting nature, if they are well I shall just delete the comment. Thankyou people.

6.4.06

Hither and Yon

It seems Beards are back in fashion according to the Chicago Tribune and here is me just shaved it off again oh woe is me. Strange thing about beards we actually have a city in NSW a lovely place name of Armidale; it hosts the University of New England also, now don’t get confused here as the idea of New England becoming a separate state has oft been raised but nothing has come of it;it also has a street called yep you guessed it I hope! Beardy Street - 363 km South West of Brisbane Armidale NSW 2350 Fighting off coyote to rescue her pooch It seems that the Good old USA has wild animals from this story; I think I will stay with my VERY poisonous snakes and spiders lol however the sixty year old lady won the day, and good on her for her pluck. Seems there have been a lot of Coyote attacks in Chicago recently I don’t know which is worse coyotes or street muggers; Three Arrested at Mass. Baby Shower Brawl Not nice not nice at all in fact flaming ugly;Pack of Yahoo's. luckily the pregnant lady was released as ok by the hospital; we get ugly incidents like it as well; I myself reckon the whole world is getting to be like it and quicker rather than sooner does that make sense but? Well you get my drift I hope! Fixed penalties target graffiti in the UK. good on ya Poms, I call them that and I was one myself lol oh well. New council powers to crack down on environmental crimes and anti-social behaviour such as graffiti, fly-tipping and fly-posting are coming into force. Measures under the Clean Neighbourhood’s and Environment Act 2005 enable local authorities in England and Wales to issue £80 on-the-spot fines. My view is if they want to do this do it at home or in a studio not on walls and such. Not before time either; we used to get a lot of it here in the cities and Sydney was by far the worst but I do believe they have cleaned up their act excuse the pun; Bouncer hurt in casino brawl. A security guard has sustained a suspected fractured cheekbone after a brawl at Crown Casino early this morning. Grog I reckon was the cause in Staid Melbourne wow; ah I shouldn’t knock Melbourne really as it is a fine city just a tad too cold for me in their winter and yes they still have trams. Interests in Melbourne range from sport to art; these casinos are everywhere it seems we have one here in sunny (usually) Queensland as well, not that I have ever been to one. Finally a strange tale from our neighbours to the far south in New Zealand. Beware of the burqa? You're joking A Muslim woman who wears a veil when she drives says it's hard to take police seriously when they say they fear that criminals could wear a burqa to hide from them. Well a curly one that but I guess the Cops have a sort of point; feeble really why not say right out it is dangerous to drive like that; then on the other hand her religion comes into, what a mixed up world we live in today.

Your daily laugh

Mine as well of course, I reckon I would Have been just like these folk ah well must get back and do a post I guess.

4.4.06

Just the man for the job

The White House has dismissed a fresh audio message thought to be from Osama Bin Laden, and pledged once again to track down the al-Qaeda leader. Go get him Dick with your trusty Fowling piece America and the rest of the world have faith in you. There is an audio on this link so all us good folk can hear what this Bin laden character has to say; All I can say is its taking long enough to catch him at the taxpayers money of quite a few countries engaged in this (in my opinion) futile hunt so if nobody can get him well the Vice President will just you wait and see lol. I see these blokes hit something so better put them hunting duds on Dick ok

The saga continues it seems

THE Howard Government was warned three years ago that the US was determined to uncover corruption in AWB's trade with Iraq as part of a plan to take the business for its own farmers. AWB executive Daryl Hockey, a former press secretary for the National Party's John Anderson, told the Cole inquiry yesterday he went to Iraq for the Government's aid agency, AusAID, after Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled. And now what with this enquiry into this going the fourth estate is still nosing around and good on them I say; so Mr Howard our's not your Government it seem is being told more and more; and in the begining you BLATANTLY denied all knowledge of it; and you wish to be elected once more? not with my vote you won't, no way Buster I reckon it is time you left the political arena and take your offsider with you, like yesterday.

We all need a laugh I reckon

Come on smile people just smile; Korea yeah maybe or Red China.

3.4.06

Just for a change from politics and war

A few of our Wild birds in Australia which some of you may be interested in; We have Honey eaters here but no Humming Birds they do not visit the South East Hemisphere. I do however have a Power Point Presentation of Hummers as they are usually called which I am going to endeavour to put in a post.
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1.4.06

Daylight Saving Time

(Not Daylight "Savings" Time)DST Extended by Four Weeks in U.S. Starting in 2007 Good or bad well I guess that’s up to you but it seems POTUS has signed it in to law; but how you will be able to save energy by not using power in the summer evenings is quite beyond me as if you get up to go to work it will be dark thus necessitating power to be used in the morning instead of the evening. Still I guess that thought had not occurred to him when signing this! This info on this site may well be accurate now but two states and a territory of Australia don’t observe it and parts of those states are not in the tropics although most of the areas in those states are; The real reason that the UK went on it in the beginning was in WW11 and double summer or daylight saving was compulsory and supposedly to avert enemy bombers from flying until it got dark; how that worked has me beat all they had to do was fly when it got dark and it was darker in the morning oh well. All I know is that when other states here change to daylight saving it throws animals routines out of kilter and the same with trading etc.