NEWS FLASH…ROYALTY IS IRRELEVANT


ROYALTY   IS   BORING   IRRELEVANT

 

Can you believe that news stories, in 2013, are still promoting stories about royalty? How dumb and peasant-like does the media think the general population of Australia is? Even though we are still technically a so called constitutional monarchy, we really govern ourselves, without any assistance from Queen Elizabeth 2 or England. It was only because the options given to the Australian public, during the republic referendum, were so limited, that the majority still voted to keep Australia as a constitutional monarchy. We were the laughing stock of the world years ago. Countries, like America had fought a war with England, to get rid of their condescending monarchical form of government. All Australians had to do was vote it out of power—and they couldn’t even get that simple exercise right.

 

Unfortunately, Australia has a great number of British immigrants, who are too dumb to realise that the monarchy was useless. They immigrate to Australia—still brainwashed by the British educational system which never points out that England was severely hampered, over the centuries by various monarch. And they still pledge their allegiance to the monarch. On top of that, we have so many migrants that didn’t really care or understand the historical importance of the referendum and just voted to keep the government structure the way it was. How PATHETIC!!

 

We effectively govern ourselves. We invent our own laws, which are unique to Australia, to deal with problems we have here. We certainly don’t need the condescending approval of some monarch on the other side of the world. We are not a colony of England anymore. Unfortunately, a few unimaginative politicians still travel to England, to copy some of their laws and to bring them back to Australia. But, we do develop ideas here, in this country and mould them into new laws. We even set the trend for the rest of the world on some issues.

 

It is only because a minority of stubborn people believe God appoints the King or Queen to rule over us, on Earth, that we are still stuck with the useless convention of Monarchs. And, furthermore, because we were once a penal colony of England, we are also stuck with useless Governor-Generals and State Governors. Originally, in Australia’s colonial days, the governor represented the authority of the monarch in the colony. They carried out tasks ordered by the monarch, back in England. Yet, we haven’t thrown out these useless appendages of colonial days. The Premier of each state should be the highest and only politician that should officiate at events, at a state level. To keep the state Governors and Governor-General is an insult to the intelligence of modern Australians. To reiterate—we are no longer a small colony of England and we don’t need a governor. We have a state parliament, which is familiar with the economics of New South Wales and can govern it accordingly. The governor plays no part in the decision making, or political debate and therefore is superfluous in our modern society.

 

 At a federal level, it should be the Prime Minister that officiates at all official federal events and who should have opened the Sydney Opera house in 1973. That was another great big joke. We built an opera house (and concert hall) that was so magnificent, yet we were too afraid to allow it to be officially opened by our elected prime minister. After all, the people of New South Wales paid for it and built it. The people of the world must have thought that Australia was still just an immature little colony of England, when they saw events like that on the news.

 

Even in England itself, it has a parliament which debates political topics and formulates new laws. The monarchy does not dare challenge the power of the parliament. The monarchy simply rubber stamps all new legislation. Countries in this century and the last, realised that giving power to one individual really no longer worked effectively. Instead, it was better to delegate such power to experts and committees. Now days, the prime minister and the members of the cabinet debate ideas and formulate policies, based on what is economical for the country. They don’t waste money on useless crusades to save Jerusalem, from the Muslims, anymore. This was one of the useless ideas that monarchies had centuries ago. Many were influenced heavily by religious ideas by the Catholics and Protestants. Another great disadvantage of monarchies centuries ago was that they plunged countries into foreign wars with other monarchical countries. England, France Germany and Russia were forever battling each other for new lands and wealth, throughout European history. Each thought God was on their side and that they were entitled to more land and wealth, at the expense of another country.

 

Getting back to today’s pathetic adulation of the monarchy, it is so annoying that big, happy stories are still promoted about the English monarchy. A sizable percentage of the Australian population don’t give a dam about them, or any other European monarchy, for that matter. It is so useless and pathetic watching them appear at special events and seeing how the so called “commoners” behave. It is hard to believe that the ordinary population still allow that condescending term to be used, to describe the majority of the British and Australian population. On that one issue, we should have dumped the monarchy long ago. Really, people don’t still believe that a God appoints these people to rule over us. In the past, there were good and bad monarchs. It just depended on the individual. Do they really expect us to admire Henry VIII, despite the fact he had some of his wives murdered, just so that he could officially remarry another. He wanted an heir and some of his wives were sterile. This is why we don’t give absolute power to anyone, especially the power of life and death, over the citizenry. It can be too easily abused by ruthless and callous monarchs.

 

We really don’t need to parade past the monarch, or to have them officially open new buildings, like the Sydney Opera House or the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. We have our own elected politicians to perform these duties. Royalty is just traditional snobbery which we shouldn’t put up with any longer. They also try to make the British royal family more palatable by promoting the various weddings, christenings and other events, at which there is a big celebration. It still amazes one to see mobs of the population (”commoners” in monarchical terminology) turn out and get excited by the appearance of any member of the British royal family.

 

It is especially decadent and pathetic, to see females drool and dream of Prince Harry, when he comes to Australia. Do they really think he will pick one of them as his bride and they will be catapulted from obscurity to Princess Status? This is the idea the media uses to whip up enthusiasm for the monarchy still, in Australia. They bore us with tedious details about how the royals dress and what their itinerary will be, whilst they tour the country. The media are really decadent and stupid. A large percentage of the population don’t care about the royals. They don’t even consider them to be a real news story. The details about their tours are moronic and only serve to hypnotise the population into some sort of happy state of euphoria. In fact, royal promoters are trying to whip up enthusiasm, because they know it is waning and people in this modern era don’t “love” their monarchs anymore.

 

Promoters of royalty, these days try to market royals like they were pop stars. They have especially tried to promote Harry Windsor (“Prince Harry”), as a handsome, eligible bachelor, to the “Kingdom’s” (sic) eligible females, as their Prince Charming, from some fairytale. It is as if they were selling a fairytale to these naïve females. How ridiculous! There is only one of him and so many of them. So many of them are going to end up disappointed when he finally chooses a bride. And whilst you can’t describe Harry as ugly, he certainly isn’t the most handsome guy in the world. All the royal trappings and media attention just make him seem more spectacular. There are a whole host of celebrities, across the world that females could drool over. And more realistically, they could look closer to home for a potential boyfriend.

 

But the media still tries to paint a picture resembling a Cinderella story for females. They say here is Prince Harry, looking around the world for his future Princess Bride. It’s hard to believe that they think the masses are that brain-washed and interested in Harry, all the time. Surely the population have their real lives to live! Inevitably, Harry will choose a female—probably a British citizen, from at least the so called upper middle class. This is to satisfy demands of decorum and status. After all, he would hardly marry someone from extremely low status in British. Yet the majority of Britons are not part of the upper middle class, as was Diana Spencer (first wife of Prince Charles).

 

So why do they still line the streets and cheer whenever a royal carriage or motorcade goes by? What does royalty do that benefits the majority of British society. The royals are really just an enormous tax burden on the ordinary British citizen. It is hard to see why they tolerate such snobbery from the royal class and the upper class of England, when these snobs and royal commentators, still refer to the majority of the British population as–“commoners”. The condescension, distain and snobbery are so apparent. You don’t hear it all the time. It just slips out now and then when so called royal commentators have to describe the non-royal section of society. They don’t use the term British citizen. Instead they just can’t help denigrating the population by reminding them that they aren’t special like the royals and other associated titled families of England.

 

Perhaps what the British need is a good dose of Australian apathy and this would help to make them come down to earth and look upon royalty, as just a useless, decadent invention without much use in today’s world. After all, we have movie stars and pop stars to idolise in the modern world. They are far more entertaining and interesting than the royal family and its many other pretentiously titled gentry. So why bother with the royals?

 

When Princess Diana ( Diana Spencer) was alive, the media tried to promote her as some sort of elected monarch. They invented and promoted the title of:–“The people’s princess”. Who really needed her to visit hospitals and charities? Children get more out of the Starlight Foundation’s efforts, than anything from one of her visits. Also, it was a ploy by feminists to promote her because she was a woman and had married into royalty and status. Here in Australia, magazines like the Women’s Weekly heavily promote any woman that rises to a powerful status in society.  Plenty of non-royals work diligently for charities, but they don’t get such constant attention as she did. It was just ridiculous the amount of media adulation that they gave her. Truly, there were a great number of people who couldn’t have cared less about her and the fact she married Prince Charles, way back in the 1980s. And look at how that royal marriage turned out. We didn’t know at the time, but Prince Charles had picked Diana as his second choice because he couldn’t marry his first choice–Camellia, since she was already married to someone else. The whole marriage became a sham. It was rumoured that Prince Charles kept in contact with Camellia. Diana was trapped in a loveless marriage and had two children to this useless royal. Her life was completely changed and in the end resulted in her premature death in a car accident. Prince Charles didn’t have her beheaded, but he certainly stuffed up her life. Diana could have married a non royal and had a proper marriage. Instead, she was mesmerised by this deceptive, manipulating buffoon, who thought he could use her to shield his real love affair with Camellia. Only years after Diana’s death, did he finally marry his real true love. Once again, royalty manipulated the ordinary citizen, Diana, to benefit themselves. Charles was getting into his thirties and it was thought he should marry someone. He could still carry on a secret love affair with the one he truly loved and who was a married woman.

 

So why should we be impressed by royalty, if this is how they treat citizens. Once again, it is the old condescension and expectation that the ordinary citizen should obey the will of the royals without any questions, just so a royal person can benefit. And what is wrong with the royal family? All of their marriages have ended in divorce.

 

The general population have more important issues to worry about. The media seem to think stories about royalty are going to make everyone happy and make people feel better. They don’t! There is still unemployment in England; America; Europe and Australia. There are problems with terrorism; the climate; crime and disease.

 

The abnormal amount of enthusiasm that the media generates about royalty is quite weird. Do they think we are all a bunch of rural peasants ready to cheer the King/Queen and rally to defend the kingdom? (sic). The birth of a royal baby and its subsequent christening just isn’t really that important and interesting in this day and age. We aren’t dumb, uneducated “townsfolk” anymore—you moronic media moguls!! So stop treating us as if democracy; the French revolution and elected parliamentary government don’t exist. We really couldn’t care less about the monarchy. And you can stick that on your front page with a big banner headline!

 

 

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SCULPTURES BY THE SEA 2013 — SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


Once again it is the end of October and for three weeks, an outdoor sculpture exhibition is held along the ocean walkway between Bondi and Tamarama beach. I attended the exhibition on the last Sunday of its opening–the third of November. Sydney has been experiencing a great amount of smoke haze, generated by bush fires in the Blue Mountains. Smoke is blown all over the Sydney area and is held in place due to temperature inversions, until strong breezes blow it out to sea. Unfortunately, this Sunday was one of the worst. It was also coupled with hot temperatures and some humidity.

The brown haze obscured the brilliant blue sky which acts as a wonderful backdrop to the sculptures displayed on the rocky cliffs.

Here are just a few of the exhibits in the exhibition–

GIANT PENCIL SHARPENER

GIANT PENCIL SHARPENER

Typical of many of the exhibits are large size objects. These are always interesting and photo worthy. This one was made quite easily out of metal. Its size is indicated by the people roaming around it.

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There are some sculptures which defy explanation and  are just curious to look at. Perhaps this one captures the carefree attitude of children, at the beach, by showing one blowing a large bubble gum. The red colour makes it stand out against the usually brilliant blue sky.

HUMOROUS EXHIBIT.  MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT THE WEIGHT ON ITS BACK AND HOW IT MANAGES TO STAY UPRIGHT.

HUMOROUS EXHIBIT. MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT THE WEIGHT ON ITS BACK AND HOW IT MANAGES TO STAY UPRIGHT.

There are always a number of funny sculptures that most find hilarious and entertaining. this is one of the best for this year. It is so absurd and surreal, that you can’t help staring at it and trying to figure out what it is all about. The artist also makes you think about the weight on the skeleton’s back. How can it support an apparent rock on a bike and riding up a post. the whole precarious juxtaposition of the subject is intriguing and clever. You wonder how the artist managed to stick the whole thing together. It is exposed to the wind and has to be robust to withstand the wind gusts that can occur on this cliff face.

You really shouldn't lay out in the sun. You will crack up and go grey.

You really shouldn’t lay out in the sun. You will crack up and go grey.

This was a very realistic sculpture of two people laying down with a small baby between them. Over the weeks, it deteriorated and fragments started to flake off.

This looked like a large replica of the Earth, as viewed from space. However, it was rubbish plastic pieces, stuck together to make a sphere.

This looked like a large replica of the Earth, as viewed from space. However, it was rubbish plastic pieces, stuck together to make a sphere.

There are many discarded bits of plastic that find themselves left and washed up on a beach. This exhibits was demonstrating just how many there are left on Sydney beaches.

If you look closely, you will see the North American and South American continents outlined, using the many bits of coloured plastic.

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Viewed close up, it looks like a stylised water spray.

Viewed close up, it looks like a stylised water spray.

Something as ordinary as plastic conduit can appear artistic, when arranged in a specific fashion. The simplicity of the material just adds to the curiosity of how the human mind organises it into a shape

This plastic sphere, below, mesmerised a lot of people and won the people’s choice award for best exhibit. It was filled with water and inverted the view of what was in font of it. As the waves rolled in , the image moved. The uniqueness of it and the movement captivated everyone who viewed the exhibit.

This sphere was about 1.5 metres in diameter and filled with water.

This sphere was about 1.5 metres in diameter and filled with water.

      

By the time this iceberg landed on the beach, it had melted considerably.

By the time this iceberg landed on the beach, it had melted considerably.

There was also an iceberg, made entirely of styrene foam. It appears reasonably convincing. The juxtaposition of sand and ice help to make this exhibit interesting.

THE PROPERTY MARKET MANIPULATION


THE PROPERTY MARKET

MANIPULATION

 

Apparently we are undergoing another property boom, or so the media tells us. They get all excited about it and talk about the unbelievable high prices for some really average type properties around Sydney. The media will even try to convince you that the property boom is a sign of a healthy economy and that we are all rich too. But is it a good sign of a healthy economy? Are things going well in Australia? If very high prices have to be paid for a house, doesn’t that mean that living expenses have risen in Australia? If the CPI was calculated solely on the median house price in Sydney, our inflation level would be quite high.

We have to go back at least a decade to when John Howard was in power, to see the start of the housing boom. Over ten years, during the John Howard/Liberal era, he would say we were wealthier than ever before. But this was only so because house prices had risen so quickly and so much. Further adding fuel to the frenzy was the use of auctions to bump up the price of so many properties. Previously, most houses were sold without using the auction process. By using auctions, greedy people outbid one another to get the property they want in a particular area. Also, if there was so little supply, why did the federal government still maintain immigrations level at the high level that were officially coming in to Australia. Surely this caused more problems for housing, especially in Sydney.

It was the federal government, both Liberal and Labor that maintained high immigration levels, even when housing supply was low on the market. Why did they do this? Was it to artificially bump up the prices of houses or to give an excuse for more home unit building by companies like Meriton to satisfy the “apparent demand”, created by high levels of unnecessary immigration? Did building companies donate money to political parties to create this housing shortage so that they could get the go ahead to build more home units in the suburbs and inner city areas like Moore Park and Wolli Creek? We now have massive home unit complexes with hundreds of units in these old industrial areas causing congestion and an ugly visual blight on the Australian landscape. They say they are trying to solve the housing crisis. But the crisis was artificially created by the federal government by its irresponsible policy of allowing so much immigration into this country, despite an unemployment percentage of about 5%. These new arrivals just add to the unemployment, overcrowding, crime and general decrease in living standards for many people in the suburbs that are affected by these units being thrusted into their shopping centres. Local councils were forced to accept these high and medium density unit complexes because developers took the local council to the Land and Environment court if the council rejected the development application. This ram rod approach was used by Carr’s Labor state government and every other state government has used it since. It was first started by Nick Greiner’s state Liberal government, then copied by everyone else. Local councils just seemed powerless the stop the onslaught of town houses, villas and units being built in suburbs that were a long distance from the centre of Sydney.

All this was done because the federal government was cramming more migrants into Australia, despite the difficulty of the country to house them adequately. We really don’t need so many ill educated and non-English speaking people in Australia. How will they ever find jobs, if their English speaking and writing is so bad? Yet the federal government never seemed to worry about that issue. This is what drove the so called housing shortage and helped to push up prices of houses in Sydney.
We shouldn’t have to pay so much for an average house. The shortage has over priced houses in the inner city suburbs. People are paying far too much for a mediocre property that would never have fetched such a price before this so called housing boom. The market is out of control and it is dangerous. Too much money is being diverted into the housing sector. Homes loans are far too high and will take along time for people to payoff. They then are more likely to default on them if there is a downturn in the economy and they become unemployed. Then they will have to rely upon the state for housing assistance. But the state has a massive back log of people waiting for housing from the Housing Commission. This has been known for years. So why do we even have people being let into Australia this very year through immigration.

The problem is just getting worse and house prices are still going up. Is the state and federal governments in cahoots with building companies to create a housing shortage and to increase the prices of real estate? It sure seems that way! Because that is what has exactly occurred over the last fifteen years. And yet the media and government, both state and liberal wont try to control the situation and stop it from rising to dangerous levels. The fact that it has happened, is a disaster in itself. Many people have been priced out of the housing market and are stuck in the rental market. It seems government just panders to property investors and landlords, so that they can make money out of more and more people renting. The percentage of people renting in NSW has increased due to the uncertainty of employment for many and also the creation of so much part time jobs. These part time jobs don’t pay as much as full time jobs and people therefore, can not afford to buy their first home or take out home loans. They are then forced to rent. This fills the pockets of property investors and landlords.

There is far too much renting in NSW, at the moment. It is all due to the massive rises in houses prices and the property manipulation that has been going on for years. They try to say that it is just the law of supply and demand, but it was the federal government that caused the housing demand to skyrocket with the high level of migrants coming into the country. This coupled with the natural demand from the existing population that had now decided to enter the housing market, caused such a surge in house prices, beyond reasonable amounts. The media don’t acknowledge the manipulation of the migration intake. Perhaps, it is too abstract a concept for their simple minds to grasp. Perhaps they don’t realise how much big companies can corrupt and force governments to follow policies that favour their business and profits. Why isn’t anyone really joining the dots and exposing this manipulation. It is obvious. Why do we need such a big increase in our population, when housing is such a problem and there are homeless people about Sydney? Sleeping out for one night in a sleeping bag, Kevin Rudd, isn’t going to solve the housing crisis he ignored or was too stupid to understand. He was too concerned about mastering his Mandarin and shoving his “Sorry” speech down our throats.

The fact is we don’t really need such a big increase in our population. It has occurred due to many reasons. Some of it occurred to undermine the power of the unions in many industries. Cheaper and ignorant migrants were brought into Australia to work in labouring jobs for lower wages and lesser conditions. Some were brought in due to compassionate reasons because some federal politicians see so much suffering in other countries and think Australia is so rich, it can afford to look after these people. But what these politicians fail to notice is the rise in poverty, here in Australia, when we try to solve the over population problems of other countries. Why do we have a homeless problem in Australia? And why do we still let in people from overseas? Solve the problems that have been created due to over immigration first. Don’t ignore them or say they aren’t the responsibility of governments.

Callous and detached people like Julia Gillard just said that people should take any job they could. If the job is low paying, casual and lousy, why the job doesn’t does disappear, like so many proper jobs that have been outsourced to overseas countries, by big companies in Australia. Why isn’t there legislation to prevent this from happening? There should be because the federal government then has to support these people with unemployment benefits until they get another job, if that at all can be achieved. But why destroy the job in the first place and give it to another country? Big companies and some federal government just aren’t serious about maintaining the existing jobs here in Australia. Most times the company responsible for the outsourcing to India or China is not in financial difficulties. They just want to boost their profits for the year, so as to impress their shareholders, and so the CEO can gain a bonus.

Australia is in a very bad situation, housing wise and employment wise. We have slipped back to a level of renting that was reminiscent of the post world war two years. This is not a good indicator of living standards for all people. Some people may have benefited from the situation—property investors and landlords. But many people are not graduating to home buying and eventually to home ownership. This is a more important indicator of the prosperity in the Australian community than rising house prices. As for employment, successive federal governments still have not solved the unemployment and under-employment issue that has been going on for decades. They have instead created a number of new industries with permanent part time work in them such as the child care and the aged care industry. The people working in these newly created and federally funded areas do not work full time. Therefore their pay is not sufficient for them to consider purchasing a house and taking out a housing loan with a bank. They wouldn’t qualify or be able to afford a decent enough house. Instead, they are stuck in a permanent rental situation. Things really have not developed over the years, for many people, to a position where they can entertain the idea of becoming home owners. Whereas, on the other hand, some people have been able to get finance to own a number of investment properties which they then get the more unfortunate to pay off for them, via rent. This is the pathetic reality of the property market in Australia now.

Really, more people are in a worse position than their parents were in. There was more home buying in the post war years (relatively speaking), despite the frugality of the post 1945 years. There was more full time employment and more security also. Since the demise of unions, we have seen huge numbers, of partially speaking migrants come into Australia and take over jobs on building sites. How ridiculous it is to hear so many foreign languages spoken on Australian building sites. There also has been an ongoing safety problem on sites because foreign workers don’t care so much about safety and owners of sites are not responsible enough to look after safety. Besides, very few owners are ever prosecuted for safety violations. They just say it is up to the worker to look out for their own safety. And instead of building houses to house more people, we see more units, town houses and villas being built everywhere. This is a backward step in the standard of housing in Australia. Families would prefer to live in houses with their own backyard. The standard of living that so many migrants wanted, when they applied to come to Australia, is now beyond their reach. They will be living, instead, in a home unit.

So next time you see a news story about the high real estate prices being paid, you will know that the only people reaping the benefits are the seller of the property; the real estate agent and the property investor. Everyone else is paying way too much and being ripped off.

THE MIGRANT PROBLEM


THE MIGRANT PROBLEM

Australia has too many people in it who have their cultural allegiance still with the country they left. Their English speaking ability is poor. Their accent is far too thick to understand them and their vocabulary is limited. Yet, they still expect to come to Australia and we stupidly let them in. Or more accurately—our stupid politicians allow them to settle here. Are they assimilating as fast as they can—NO!. They consider us Australians as foreigners and inhabit ethnic enclaves in the suburbs. This means they are not forced to use English as much as they should. Instead, when thousands of them cluster in a particular suburb, it is as if they have colonised that suburb. The Australian government does little to pressure them to assimilate as fast as they can.

Is it any wonder that literacy and numeracy rates have declined, over the years, in Australia? Not that NAPLAN is to be praised because it does narrow the curriculum and limit some creativity. But it does highlight the decline in literacy ability. This decline is also caused by ridiculous teaching methods and ideas emanating from the Education department, especially from English teachers who are notorious for destroying the English syllabus, over the years, by advocating too munch creativity instead of real substance in the English curriculum. In reference to the migrant situation, the reason for literacy decline is that the new intake of migrants comes over here with the adults speaking very poor English. Their children, therefore, are not being taught, in every day life, as much English in the home because the parents can only speak their original foreign language fluently. These adults find English far too difficult. This also affects all school subjects because the children then do not have as good English speaking and writing abilities. The children’s energy is being wasted learning their parent’s foreign language, as well as English. And maybe they don’t care so much about mastering English because they consider it a second language and their original one more important. Thus they struggle at school because they are not getting as much practice, at home, with English, as they should be obtaining.

We have too many cultures crammed into some suburbs and each one promotes their traditions and religion, instead of assimilating into Australian culture. This is most annoying evident with Middle Eastern and Indian migrants. The preference, of many, for their traditional clothes, in particular the women and some men, just makes Australia look ugly and daggy. Going back 20 years or more, we never had such appalling dress codes as we have now with the arrogant Middle Eastern migrants. They have no problem assimilating our jobs, money, houses and other types of material possessions. But they insist on dressing conservatively and daggily. The women, in particular, are a brain-washed mob. They dress in their traditonal rags to preserve their modesty. Long ago, we abandoned such idiotic religious ideas and the fashion women wore became far more attractive and stylish. Middle Eastern behaviour is controlled far too much by religious ideas coming out of the minds of bearded me. Yet another obsolete custom, we here in the advanced technologically dominated nations, abandoned decades ago. At the heart of the problem is religious, dogmatic dictatorship. Australia is going backwards because of religious Muslim women, who are dominated by their cultural ideas about conservative dress standards.

Admittedly, we have another problem in Australia besides migrant dress arrogance and conservatisms. Our population is becoming unattractive due to our over weight problem. We no longer look attractive in stylish clothes, due to our bulging bellies. That is something all Australians need to concentrate on solving.

The reason we can not let any one culture dominate is that there are now so many of these foreign cultures being arrogantly upheld, here in Australia. The clash and conflict is inevitable. It was a dangerous ides to shove together, so many arrogant, diverse and incompatible cultures with conflicting religious ideas. Australia has, since the mid 1960s, managed to limit the influence that Christian religions have played in political life. We have adopted birth control and abortion in a wide spread way and ignored objections from the Catholic Church. We have moved away from the adulation of the so called British Empire and embraced the idea of an independent country ruled by own elected politicians. A republic has not been officially declared as yet, but we effectively govern ourselves, with our own unique Australian ideas, without any condescending help from England.

Furthermore, as previously stated, we have ignored all Christian religious ideas about conservative dress for females. And our country is better for it—fashion wise. But now our intelligence is insulted by the moronic onslaught of conservative, arrogant, obsolete religious ideas from the Middle East and India. Are these people just plain ugly, or does religious/cultural practices turn them into FUGLIES? Take a look around any suburban shopping centre and just observe the faces of multi-culturalism. They would have to be the biggest bunch of unattractive people you have ever seen. Perhaps it stems from centuries of inbreeding in their country. The point is this: their religious practices, in terms of conservative dress and their miserable visual appearance, is turning Australia into as ugly a nation, resembling these migrants’ homelands.  

These people, who try to promote multi-culturalism, don’t take into account these unfortunate side affects. Further, as we rush to house more and more migrants, we are shoving people into home units, in suburbs that are already full. This just creates poverty-like congestion around the main shopping centres of suburbs. This policy had a name a few decades ago. It was referred to as urban consolidation. Which simply meant cramming more people into crowded, high density, home unit sectors of many suburbs.

It is still going on today. This was really done so that companies like Meriton and others, could profit by building lots of home unit complexes and investors could charge people rent. Investors then used this rent money to pay off their investment property. Local planning authority was stripped away from local councils and individual residents, in these areas. Instead, they were bull-dozed by the Land and Environment court and forced to accept these mega-unit complexes, in their suburbs. Every time a local council stopped a developer from getting approval to build a new unit complex, they would go tot the Land and environment court. Inevitably, the court ruled in favour of the developer and a new ugly unit complex was built in the suburbs, usually in the crowded area around the train station of a suburb.

Bu the real blame resides with THE Federal government which continued to allow the migrant intake to increase and continue. Artificially, the federal government, over the years, has created a housing shortage by allowing migration to take place. It should have shut the door years ago. This is why we have a housing shortage and such inflated housing prices. The Federal government, under John Howard and recently under Rudd/ Gillard/ Rudd are to blame for the housing crisis we are in at the moment.  We just don’t need this many people from diverse cultures settling in Australia, in so short a period of time. Waiting lists, for public housing are years in length. This has created more homelessness and pushed more people into poverty in Australia. Yet the media and the government put a propaganda spin on this whole sickening spectacle. They try to say it is just the free market and auctions pushing up prices. They had a big influence in it and should be held accountable for its problems. They were the ones they could have reduced or halted completely the yearly migrant intake into Australia.

Just because people want to live in Australia, doesn’t mean we should allow them to settle here. Their own poverty stricken countries are in their pathetic state due to over population, caused by religious ideas. And further compounded by a lack of how to govern a nation. Their over crowded problems were caused by themselves. We shouldn’t be expected to solve their problems, by accepting them into Australia and reducing our standard of living, just to accommodate them. The presence of immense numbers of migrants over crowds our existing inner city suburbs and now our medium radial distanced suburbs (those suburbs measured from the centre of Sydney).  They choke our roads with too many cars. Some are pathetic and clumsy drivers, who bribed the local motor registry officials to get a car license. They bring corruption and inferior standards of driving to this country.

There are so many languages being uttered by the parents of these migrants that their children are not learning English fluently enough and quickly enough. They contribute to the overall decline in literacy and numeracy, in our pathetic education system. Yet expect their language/history/culture to be taught in /Australian schools, along with the standard syllabus. What a nerve!  They left their poverty stricken countries for a better life, here in Australia, yet they expect to have their useless, obsolete, irrelevant culture taught in Australian schools. What an insult! They have no interest in Australian history and American pop culture which is the dominant culture here now in Australia. They are so wrapped up in their decadent, obsolete, irrelevant culture from their homelands. Well, if they are so attached to it-why don’t they go back to their homeland? Well—they won’t because they know it is poverty stricken and bankrupt and they can obtain more money and a better standard of living here.

One thing has to be made clear to these arrogant migrants. We, in Australia, don’t need any of their useless culture to be added to ours or to replace our existing culture. We have our own unique heritage. We are quickly dumping a lot of useless things that are British and updating ourselves with ideas from more advanced and intelligent countries, such as America.

TELSTRA DESTROYS AUSTRALIAN JOBS


TELSTRA DESTROYS AUSTRALIAN JOBS

It has just been announced (28.9.2013) that Telstra will axe jobs here in Australia and outsource them overseas, probably to an Indian call centre in Mumbai, to handle service calls for the National Broadband Network. This is unbelievable. Telstra should not be allowed to do this and get away with it. They are destroying good, secure jobs here in Australia which can be done here better, in terms of customer satisfaction. Overseas call centres have people who can not pronounce the English language clearly enough. Their accents are too “thick” and Australians, who speak English well, cannot understand these foreign mumblers.

But the biggest criticism of this executive decision is that it is based on petty money savings. There always seems enough money around big private companies to pay for the salaries of the better paid employees, but none for the ordinary workers, whose jobs are axed just to make the yearly profit level look better. And then this profit is then distributed to the shareholders as a dividend. Telstra is doing this simply to save money. Yet it was federal government money, from loans that has financed the creation of the NBN. The federal government and Telstra should be committed to preserving jobs here in this country and not creating them in India or some other Asia cheap labour rate country. There is always enough money to pay for middle management and upper management in these big companies. But when someone wants to gain a bonus by saving the company some money, ordinary workers’ jobs are destroyed. It is not as if Telstra is in the red. It is doing well profit wise. Yet it stabs ordinary workers in the back by destroying their jobs.

This is what big business does all the time, just to save a few miserly dollars. Another variation on this strategy is to bring in foreign workers. Westpac has done it. They sacked workers form their call centre in Austrailia and brought in lower paid workers from overseas. This is what happens when you don’t have a strong union movement to safeguard people’s jobs. They even had the nerve to get the Australian workers to teach the foreigners how to do the job, before they were made redundant. Yet the federal government just does nothing. Westpac was not in dire straights profit wise. Why should one department have its Australian workforce destroyed by penny pinching executives? Usually, the company relocates the whole department to an overseas call centre. But it has the same affect. People, who had secure jobs are sacked and become unemployed in a climate that is had to find another job. Why destroy jobs in the first place. These foreign, cheaper paid workers are allowed into the country on visas authorised by the federal government. The federal government should be trying to maintain existing jobs and not giving them away to temporary visitors on working visas. Both outsourcing and foreign work visas are destroying the jobs of existing Australians and putting them on the unemployment benefit. Is it any wonder, the unemployment rate stays about the same or increases slightly? Both Labor and Liberal parties allow this to happen. Good work—YOU MORONS!!

Any company that that relocates their service department overseas will create customer dissatisfaction and eventually will lose customers and potential new customers. People are not going to put up with such a second rate and lousy customers service department. The number one requirement of a person answering calls is that they can speak English perfectly. These overseas workers can not. Their accents corrupt the language so much, it sounds like a mumble. Obviously, the morons in upper management that thought this idea up did not realise this or take it into account. They were too concerned with the dollar saving on paper. This tactic creates more unemployment in Australia and causes more taxpayers money to be allocated to the unemployed. While big business saves a few dollars to make themselves look better on paper. These foreign workers on visas need to be stopped and Australian workers jobs need to be protected.

This issue was raised while Julia Gillard was prime minister. Nothing effective has been done about it. It should never have been allowed to occur. Is big business secretly plotting with the federal government, both Liberal and Labor, to help businesses reduce its wages bill, on this issue? Or is the federal government just plain stupid and dumb about how to save Australian jobs and reduce unemployment. Most businesses that do this sort of thing are not in financial hardship. They are just greedy. Unless everyone is going to take a pay cut and prices fall, don’t expect ordinary workers to work for reduced wage levels when the rest of the country doesn’t. Even when big business makes astounding profits, it doesn’t use this money to expand its workforce. It uses it to pay dividends to its share holders instead.

Any business that does this sort of thing will create customer dissatisfaction and eventually will lose customers. People are just not going to put up with such pathetic customer service. Foreign workers cannot speak English fluently, nor are they familiar enough with the Australian situation. Whether it is an overseas call centre or one staffed by work-visa foreigners here for a working holiday, the general public are fed up with how they are being treated by big business… Big business thinks people will still stay with them. Well just watch your sales plummet and your long term customers desert you. If you treat the general public like this, just wait and see what your next quarter and subsequent quarter profits are going to look like. They are not going to grow as much. There will be huge numbers of customers’ complaints about service and information because of thick, accented Indians in Mumbai and foreign workers here in Australia, who are incapable of communicating effectively. Why destroy your experienced workforce and replace it with a second rate one?

At a time when all businesses should be trying to maintain employment levels in Australia and increase them, Telstra has the nerve to do this. They, no doubt will distribute an extra dividend to their share holders because of the money they think they have saved. But they would have made more money if they employed Australians, at a decent wage in Australian call centres. There are so mnay languages spoken in Australia that you need people with good English pronunciation abilities to speak to them all, if you want to maximise sales. This is so obvious. The people who thought up this idea of using overseas call centres have not thought the idea through. They only see an immediate dollar saving on paper. They have not considered the losses due to misinformation and customer confusion/dissatisfaction.

TONY ABBOTT–THE TYPICAL SNEAKY LIBERAL LIAR


It is hardly a few weeks since Tony Abbott and the Liberal party won the 2013 federal election before we start to get some of the sneaky and conniving politics that politicians are known for. During the election, he said he wouldn’t raise the GST, but just recently he and other Liberal politicians have stated that they will wait until the population realises the GST rate has to be raised before they will increase it. What a load of propaganda. As if the population is going to agree that the GST should be increased. He just wants to give the impression that he is obeying the will of the people.

John Howard lied about introducing a GST. He tried to make out, after he was voted into government, that the situation had changed and the country needed it to be done. Abbott is just copying John Howard’s technique of lying to get into power, then saying that times have changed and now it is necessary to introduce unnecssary changes. Tony Abbott is just like all politicians that lie to get into power and don’t reveal their unpopular agendas until after they have been voted in. Why doesn’t Abbott cut spending on defence? Once again no political party ever seems to cut spending on useless defence but they certainly have no problem cutting spending on health, welfare and education.

Liberals always winge about cuts to fringe benefit taxes because then their cronies wont be able to get more benefits from the federal pool of tax payer’s money. But they expect the general population to cough up more, across the board, in taxes by suggesting that the GST has to be increased. Wasn’t it a key part of their recent so called “election contract” with the nation that they said they believed in reducing taxation levels. Then, how can they justify an increase in the GST level and widening the number of products and services that will now be taxed. And why haven’t they been criticised for this more extensively in the media, especially on Channel Nine News. When Labor was in power, there were always stinging attacks on the lies of Gillard and Rudd, by television journalists. So where are your objective and unbiased comments now–journalists? Just as I thought. You are biased towards the Liberal party and against the Labor party. Tony Abbott does not deserve any so called “honey moon” treatment if he is going to lie so soon on such important issues like the GST and taxation levels. Liberals only support tax reduction when it means the level of income tax for high salary/wage earners is decreased. And they did this under John Howard’s liberal government, in which Tony Abbott was a member of parliament and cabinet. People on higher incomes had been winging that they lost more in taxation when their salaries increased above certain levels, so John Howard changed the tax rates for high income earners. Lower income earners hardly benefitted whatsoever from such manupilations. Instead of raising the GST, Abbott, why don’t you raise the tax rate on high income earners? They already earn a lot more than most typical Australians. NO–you wouldn’t dare to suggest that–would you? After all that is where your core base of supporter lie–isn’t it. Once again, Tony Abbott is turning out to be the typical liberal that panders to the wealthy and well off, while expecting the general population to carry the burden of taxation via income tax and now the GST–which was introuduced by the liberal government under John Howard’s infamous lie–“…there will be no GST introduce when I get into government…” or words closely resembling that sentiment.

The liberals wouldn’t need to worry about money if they had of reduced immigration totally to zero, years ago when they were in power. Also, they rave on about Free Trade. This mainly benefits China and Asia and destroys jobs in Australia. Then you have to spend tax payer’s money giving people the measlerly unemploymnet benefit. You’ve destroyed far more full time secure jobs by allowing companies to out source and relocate industries in Asia than you have created with retraining programs and the like. Why even allow good, secure, full-time jobs to be destroyed in the first place? It is so hard creating new jobs that are going to last and be secure in the long term. This moronic state of affairs has been going on for decades and is the prime source of unemployment in Australia in this era. Along with excessive and unnecesary immigration levels when we have continually had an unemploymnet percentage typically around 5%. How stupid and irresponsible are federal politicains, on this issue!

Furthermore, politicains have been subsidising the Australian car manufacturing industry for years. Yet they allow cheap imports into this country. The big manufactures keep on telling the politicians that they can not compete against such low wage and production rates in Asia. But the federal politicians don’t listen to this logical and simple argument. This has been a waste of tax payers money. The stratergy should have been to maintan tarriffs on imported cars and to block outright any attempt by overseas manufactuers, other than the existing few we have had, from stealing car sales and Australian jobs in the car manufacturing sector. We can only afford to have a few big manufactures in Australia, making cars here and creating stable full-time jobs. There is no point to having up teen car makers importing into Australia. We are such a small market that our home grown ones will be swarmed. It is more important to preserve Australian jobs than to offer a wide selection of foreign car makes to the general public. Obviously, since Japan and other Asian nations buy our iron ore, we need to buy something back from them, otherwise that wont be able to continue to buy our iron ore in the first place. But the numbers of cars should be limited and not allowed to out perform the existing car manufacturers. But politicians on both sides of politics have been so moronic on this issue of free trade in this region of the world. Even car manufactures openly admit they cannot withstand the onslaught unless they are subsidised by the government. Things are getting even worse of late. Ford has announced that it will close its Victorian manufacturing plant, due to cheap Asian imports. At least with tarriffs, the tax was paid by the importer or importing country to bring the price of the cheap overseas product up to the level of the equivalent Australian product. With subsidies, the money is coming out of general Australian taxation and it still is not having a big enough affect to keep the Australian car manufacturing going. This stupid reliance on the “free trade” philosophy and the “free market” is proving to be useless in saving manufacturing in Australia and jobs.

Morons like Graham Richardson, from the ALP and countless others don’t really know how to govern Australia and preserve jobs. They cause massive unemploymnet and the pathetic new jobs, in aged care and child care, that are created are usually permanent part- time ones with reduced benefits and job insecurity. This dumb twit restructuring of the Australian economy and industrial manufacturing ability stilll hasn’t eliminated unemploymnet. It has created a class of wage earners on permanent, part-time work with no sick pay or a guareenteed 40 hours a week pay or annual holiday pay. Great job–you morons!

Still, Tony Abbott has to reduce the massive deficit run up by Rudd and Gillard. But he better do this without dampening down economic activity by increasing the taxation level. If the GST is raised, people wont spend as much and retail sales will go even further into the doldrums. This could trigger a recession. Federal governments would have more money to spend if it wasnt going out in welfare payments to the unemployed. But dumb federal governments created this unemployment by reducing tarriffs and allowing cheap Asian imports into Australia without putting quotas and outright bans on some products. The only reason Rudd borrowed so much was to keep Australia out of an economic recession, caused by decades of stupid policies pandering to free trade and free market philosophies that really don’t work well in the real world situation. The solution is not to burden the Australian population with increased taxation. Admit that you twits have been getting it wrong all these years and undo some of your failure of policies you have come up with over the decades like reducing tarriffs and protectionism.

And while you are at it–will someone please throw Graham Richardson and countless others in the garbage bin of history, for supporting free trade ideas.