Monthly Archives: September 2010

Transporting public.

Public transport. It used to mean transport systems and vehicles that were owned by the public, for use of the public. Then somebody had the billiant idea of trying to turn it into a money spinner. That has failed tragically, … Continue reading

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Arrr…

It be talk like a pirate day. Arr… The Wiki page on the Flying Spaghetti Monster has the background if this is new to you. Here’s the home of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And if I can … Continue reading

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Garden update 19-9-2010

It’s a lovely mild day today. We may get a bit more rain this arvo by the looks of it. I’d love to get out there and dig a little, but I’m ambivalent about the whole thing now that I … Continue reading

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The Gulf Stream question.

There’s been a few tweets and links shared this morning about satellite imagery of the ocean currents in the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern seaboard of the US. Initially there were concerns about deterioration in the flow of the … Continue reading

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Open letters to John Brumby #3

Dear John, It’s the 21st century now and Big Coal is not our friend. We simply can’t afford the pollution. If you start doing something constructive about transitioning Victoria to clean, renewable energy instead of out-dated, filthy 19th century technologies, … Continue reading

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Open letters to John Brumby #2

Dear John, Taking a tough stand on law and order might look good for the headlines but it only makes things worse. We cannot incarcerate our way out of social problems. Early intervention and education are much more effective at … Continue reading

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Open letters to John Brumby #1

Dear John, Something like 60,000 people sleep homeless in Victoria every night. Sure the public housing system got Jeffed, but that was a decade ago. If you start doing something constructive about public housing I might reconsider voting for you … Continue reading

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Law reform

After writing about the problems caused by anti-drug laws and the policing thereof, I came across a similar observation on Crikey. Or Croakey, as they call their health blog. Dr Alex Wodak, President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation … Continue reading

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Laura Norder #2

Yesterday there were a few news articles published regarding teenage drinking and violence, after a weekend operation by police in Australia and New Zealand. Apparently more than 1,200 people were arrested in Aus. Not bad for a population of 22,000,000 … Continue reading

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Here we go again.

After enduring a horribly boring election campaign and then the tantrum from the minions of the Evil Overlord because the Australia electorate disobeyed him, there’s now a State election due in Victoria, on November 27th. Aside from bets being taken … Continue reading

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