There’s been some interesting debate this week on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
If you read the article I read on news.com.au, you might have been a bit perplexed as to what we are up to in this country.
There was a statement on the Herald Sun yesterday, as they bashed the . . . → Read More: Fitting Out Fellow Aussies
It’s an old saying, but one that might be nearing the end of it’s lifespan. An Austrian supermarket is now offering pre-peeled bananas.
To save you clicking on the link (which you’re going to do anyway, because you won’t believe me when I explain it), they are taking a banana – which you’ll recall is . . . → Read More: Wednesday Rant: Make like a banana and split…
I want to go into this weekend celebrating love. As you’ve no doubt read, our friends over the trench, have made it legal to marry the person you love, no matter your sex. One MPs speech was brilliant, and I look forward to many big gay rainbows in the future! The breaking into a Maori . . . → Read More: Fantastic Oration on Friday
Last night, I went running. I say last night, but since I’m writing this post on Wednesday afternoon, it’s going to be tonight. But by the time you read this, it will be last night. I may let you know how it went.
Other times I go to the gym and lift weight. Just small . . . → Read More: Forget lifting weights…
I find a sick serendipity to have finished reading The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, followed by North Korea going the full cuckoo. Maybe they need to read this book. Does anyone know if it has been translated into Korean?
A predominant bud on its theme tree is mankind’s feverish need to . . . → Read More: Hilarity, or war?
It was recently announced that Margaret Thatcher has passed away.
Her policies and politics certainly divided the United Kingdom, and sometimes beyond, but it can’t be denied Britain’s first female Prime Minister it can’t be denied that she blazed the way for many other women, possibly including our own first female Prime Minister in Australia.
. . . → Read More: Baroness Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013
An article has surfaced this week about the relatively new SAMOA Airlines causing a big stir. They’ve now started charging passengers and their luggage purely and simply by the kilogram.
On one hand this could be a very sensible and logical move. After all, particularly on smaller aircraft, the cost of the flight and fuel . . . → Read More: Wednesday Weigh-In: Would you still come fly with me?
I know we’re not all sporting fans but I thought this followed on from my personal responsibility post from a bit back.
Football codes in Australia have been hit with a massive doping scandal, starting with AFL’s Essendon.
The story was that the players were injected as part of their training regimes, even though . . . → Read More: Personal responsibility, sporting style
Whilst our resident goat has been doing a great job keeping this blog free of trolls, the rest of the internet hasn’t been so lucky.
Amongst others, the “Facebeef” group (headed by Tristan Barker) has been receiving a lot of media attention.
This discussion between Web 2.0 and the traditional media escalated to a . . . → Read More: Debate: Troll slaying
Last weekend, I pointedly ignored Channel 9 and their interview of someone I consider a disturbed and unrepentant individual. I am not using his name, because I do not want to support what happened, even as a search term.
Let’s not even touch the fact that you probably shouldn’t be interviewing someone whose mental illness . . . → Read More: Personal responsibility