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Daylight robbery

January 8, 2017 - 21:12 -- Admin

I have spent the past 48 hours examining my bank robbery records.

I travelled to Brisbane recently to participate in a University law reform discussion and to meet students there and on the Gold Coast. As I had to be in Canberra on the Sunday I decided to stay the Saturday night on the Gold Coast rather than incur considerable extra expense by flying back to Wollongong and then travelling to Canberra the following day. This is within the rules provided.

The left attacking pensioners

January 6, 2017 - 20:55 -- Admin

Got to love how some on the left are lining up with all those right wingers attacking ‘rich’ pensioners. Of course the government won’t stop here.
We are witnessing the dismantling over time of the social welfare system and some on the left are complicit in it in the mistaken belief it is about attacking the rich. Centrelink anyone?

First they came for ….

January 4, 2017 - 16:14 -- Admin

First they came for Aboriginal people
And I did not speak out
Because I was not Aboriginal

Then they came for asylum seekers
And I did not speak out
Because I was not an asylum seeker

Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist

The new – a poem

January 1, 2017 - 02:55 -- Admin

The new

There is no new
In the new
The sales go on
Every day
So too the children we raise
To sell themselves
Each new morn
Like us

Their time is tomorrow
Built on our sorrow
And our joy
Each boy, and girl
The world feeted
Twirled, seated
Taken, beaten

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware

December 30, 2016 - 15:58 -- Admin

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware
The gentle rhythm, the flowing care
That takes your hand and pleasures there
The sweet unknown of yesteryear

You waken as in sleep, again
The slow timing of sweet pretend
That takes the journey to an end
Repeating life to beginning, then

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