A couple of people I know have just holidayed in Fiji. Luckily they weren’t caught up in the internal strife in that country, but what if they had? What if, despite the government warnings to avoid destinations where there is unrest and potential danger to Australians, this couple had been detained by the unstable government in Fiji? It’s not as if they weren’t aware of the risk they were taking because when they told me where they were going they sort of shrugged sheepishly and said “Fiji of all places. Oh well…” Continue reading
Month: May 2009
Outrage at attacks on Indian students in Australia
As an Australian, I must express my profound outrage at the attacks on Indian students by the scum strata of Australian society. These criminals who attack Indian students should be tracked down by Police and put in jail. And I don’t want to hear that Indians are soft targets because they are mild mannered and hard working. That is like saying that it’s the fault of the victims and I won’t have a bar of that kind of reasoning.
The attackers are racists. Simple as that. And I hope that Indians in the subcontinent will not think that all Australians are like these violent animals who attack in groups.
I am certain that if these scumbags had to fight one on one they would run a mile. Their behaviour is typical of gang mentality which picks on a solitary defenceless person who is simply trying to get home after a hard day’s work.
If I had my way I would send some tough Indians to Australia to teach these racist animals a lesson.
if Indians feel endangered and don’t want to come to Australia to study it would be a pity because Indians are very assiduous students. But I wouldn’t blame them if they decided not to risk coming here. That would be such a loss for us and for them. I sincerely hope that Indians will continue to grace this country with their presence.
We must not allow a bunch of animals to get away with these racists attacks. There should be more vigilance from Police here and when the attackers are arrested they should be imprisonned for many, many years.
These depraved bullies have brought shame to our country and I want to shout “Not in my name!”
In Defence of Malcolm Turnbull’s Wealth
Why is it that many people can admire a wealthy woman like Therese Rein, (Mrs Prime Minister) but resent a wealthy man? The BRW has announced that Mr Turnbull, who is the leader of the Opposition in Australia, has made it into the top 200 of Australia’s richest persons. Continue reading
Bioglan’s profiteering from Swine Flu fear
Isn’t it amazing how a crisis brings out the worst in some companies. I’m referring here to the advertisement by Bioglan in today’s Australian.
Bioglan, a company which manufactures vitamin and nutritional supplements, has taken out a full-page, yes, full-page ad in an Australian newspaper (or newspapers?) to flog its Airborne Immunity formula. The ad describes the dangers of airborne pathogens (germs and viruses) in a enclosed area such as a train. It then claims that its specially formulated tablets will boost immunity. Sounds pretty good so far and then it goes on to inform you that you can purchase these tablets in stores as well as SURPRISE, SURPRISE http://www.flustop.com.au.
I phoned Bioglan and asked them if these tablets can stop the flu, especially the Swine Flu. They said no, but that the tablets would make you feel better once you had the flu. But that’s not what the ad implied. It implied Airborne Immunity which is the name of the product. The ad strongly implied that Airborne Immunity will stop Swine Flu without actually saying so. Continue reading
Old Age Pensions and means testing
There has been a lot of discussion lately about changes to the old age pension scheme. Starting from 2017 to be completed in 2023, according to the government, retirees will not be eligible to receive the old age pension until they are 67 years old instead of the current 65. Is that fair? Continue reading
North Korea should go to the naughty chair.
The UN condemns. Obama makes another speech. Even Australia makes its objections known. So what difference will it make? Continue reading
The Australian Government’s response to the Swine Flu
It is hard to believe that some people are actually questioning the Government’s reaction to suspected Swine Flu cases. I personally applaud the Health Department’s decision to err on the side of caution. Continue reading
Tamil Tigers roar no more
According to the Sri Lankan government the Tamil terrorists are finished. The military leader of the terrorists is dead. This is welcome news for the Sri Lankans who have endured so much suffering at the hands of the Tamils. We shall see in the fullness of time whether this claim is true. For the time being, however, the Sri Lankans are jubilant.
So how was this victory achieved? Not by negotiations, not by being told to make friends with the Tamils and certainly not by giving in to their threats of further terrorism.
The victory was achieved by military force. Sadly, many Tamil civilians were displaced and many were killed. Thousands in fact. What is very noticeable, but not surprising, is the lack of protest from the rest of the world about the military tactics used by the Sri Lankan army.
Is Sri Lanka going to be admonished in the U.N? Are there protests in universities and on the streets of the Western World against the killing of thousands of Tamils? Amazing isn’t it, how there is one rule for the rest of the world and another for Israel.
If Israel decides to defend itself against 4000 missiles being launched against it, then Israel is wrong. Sanctions are called for. The UN throws a fit because Israel has had enough of suicide attacks. What a double standard this is!
My advice to Israel is to do whatever it has to do to ensure that its citizens can live in safety. I also believe that no matter what Israel does, and it certainly does everything possible to ensure that it is careful in its reprisals, it will always be regarded as the aggressor.
It should, therefore, act responsibly to protect itself. This should be done ethically because it is a civilised nation which allows everyone to vote in elections, even Palestinians who can elect their own representatives to the Knesset (Israeli parliament). But I strongly believe that Israel should do whatever it needs to do in the face of bigotry and concerted activities by left-wingers and Arab militants who are in cahoots because they want the destruction of the state of Israel. Why supposed freedom-loving lefties can join those who are against personal freedom and women’s rights used to intrigue me.
I have now stopped being intrigued by the question of two opposites working in unison. In my opinion, these two diametrically opposed ideologies are brought together by anti-semitism. It’s as simple as that. It’s not about Palestinians or Middle East Peace Processes. It’s about hatred. Why this is so no longer interests me. All I know is that Israel should look after its own people in the face of reprehensible racial prejudice and give less of a damn about what its enemies think and say.
You would be forgiven for thinking that there is a boom instead of a bust if you happened to visit a shopping mall lately. Continue reading
Please Mr Rudd, go directly to the UN now! “do not Pass, Go!”
I am so irritated by Kevin Rudd’s latest outburst about the Coalition wanting to get rid of Medicare. I simply can’t understand how Malcolm Turnbull’s statement that in an ideal, yes, ideal world everyone would have private health care, can be translated by Kevin Rudd to mean that Medicare should be abolished.
Isn’t it obvious that private health care has more benefits in that one can have dental cover etc. That is what Turnbull means. Private Health Insurance means not having to wait for two years to have a hip replacement, for example. And certainly that would be the case in an ideal world. Ask anyone if he would rather have private health care and he would say yes. The problem is affordability and that is why Medicare exists for those who can’t afford private cover. Nowhere does Turnbull say he wants to get rid of Medicare.
It’s beginning to sound as if Kevin Rudd is becoming hysterical.
I have a sensible suggestion for Kevin. Please go to the UN right now. Having heard Lindsay Tanner speak about the economy on Q and A last night, I am more and more convinced that he would be ideal as our Prime Minister. He is intelligent, down-to Earth and talented. There’s something very Australian about him. He answers questions without going round in circles and he refuses to spin. What a contrast to Joe Hockey from the Coalition who said nothing much but said it often.
Mr Tanner is a breath of fresh air in a government that stinks from the BS. And Rudd’s outburst today goes to show that we cannot expect anything but more slogans and spin from this Prime Minister.