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Unleash the hounds

July 11, 2014 - 12:57 -- Admin

I have often impressed on my children that it is easy to lie, cheat and steal (if I was an Abbott fan I could stop there), but it diminishes you.  You must set your own standards.  You must value your integrity and be honest so others may be confident in trusting you (plus your stress levels will be much lower).  You must respect the rights of others, from their possessions to their feelings.  You must try to make a positive contribution to the world.  And when you fall down, as you must at t

Basil Was Right – Don’t Mention The War! But Tony Thinks He May Have Just Gotten Away With It!

July 11, 2014 - 11:12 -- Admin

Now I’ve read a bit this week about the “special friendship” of Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe. And I was a bit surprised by the first part of Greg Sheridan’s analysis: “TONY Abbott and Japan’s Shinzo Abe have become close friends, and more than that…close political, regional and personal allies. When they speak in private they mostly speak in English. An interpreter is always present but Abe understands everything that Abbott says and often responds in English.”

Basil Was Right – Don’t Mention The War! But Tony Thinks He May Have Just Gotten Away With It!

July 11, 2014 - 11:12 -- Admin

Now I’ve read a bit this week about the “special friendship” of Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe. And I was a bit surprised by the first part of Greg Sheridan’s analysis: “TONY Abbott and Japan’s Shinzo Abe have become close friends, and more than that…close political, regional and personal allies. When they speak in private they mostly speak in English. An interpreter is always present but Abe understands everything that Abbott says and often responds in English.”

In A Few Words

July 11, 2014 - 10:17 -- Admin

For those interested in creative writing here are “Three Very Short Stories”.

In a creative writing class we are given 15 minutes to write  two or three hundred words about whatever comes to mind. The story must have an ending that summarises. Here are three of mine.

Mother and the House by the Lake

Ricky Proves Tricky – Bush Bogan Backs Blocking Carbon Tax Repeal Bill

July 10, 2014 - 17:14 -- Admin

A month ago, Ricky Muir was an object of scorn and derision by the MSM.

Following his interview with Mike Willisee, much of social media also jumped on the band wagon posting the Willisee interview on Facebook with the warning; “Be afraid, be very afraid.”

Since his election to the Senate in September Muir has been painted as either an ignoramus who got lucky or simply a stooge for the Palmer United Party.

Shush it’s a Secret. “Well that’s what Tony told me”.

July 10, 2014 - 11:33 -- Admin

The best governments are those that are open and transparent. Those that realise they have been entrusted with the public’s permission to form government. They govern without secrecy and take the people into their confidence.

But when a political party deliberately, secretly, withholds information the voter needs to reach informed, balanced and reasoned opinions, it is lying by omission. It is destroying the democracy that enables it to exist.

Law & Order, Mars and Why Tony Abbott is Right To Put Science Under The Industry Portfolio.

July 10, 2014 - 11:19 -- Admin

“I have a great idea for reducing the crime rate!”
“What is it?”
“Well, when someone is caught breaking the law, rather than wasting a lot of money on a trial and jailing them – which is also very expensive – we just give them a large amount of money and tell them not do it again!”
“But wouldn’t that lead to people breaking the law and handing themselves in, just to get the money?”
“Oh the money wouldn’t go to everyone. Just the big criminals.”

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