I Love Guns

What a horribly inappropriate title for a blog post.  On a day such as it is…  Please bear with me. It’s true – I love guns.  I also fear them immensely. I’ve had the opportunity to ‘play’ with some guns at various junctures – L1A1, M-9, M-16, M-60, Steyr AUG (F88), blah, blah, blah. They are all marvellous devices.  Machining and engineering marvels.  Devastatingly efficient at what they were built to do.  An adrenaline buzz to hold and strip and clean and re-assemble.  And an unrivalled adrenaline super-rush to shoot. But they shouldn’t really even have to exist, for the … Continue reading I Love Guns

This Week In Double-Speak (#1)

or Double-Speak, And Why We Will Love Paying More Tax And/Or Otherwise Subsidising The Wealth-Rorters Politics, and rorting an economy – It’s a game of semantics, and the bastards are so brazen and cock-sure now, that they barely try to hide it. Double-speak is more rife than ever, and is being used like a hammer to overtly pound propaganda and disinformation into the heads of the dumbed-down, confused, sedated, and easily-distracted masses.  Insulting enough; but so much worse due to the pathetic quality of the language used, and worse again because the brainless media and consumers thereof simply gobble it all up, … Continue reading This Week In Double-Speak (#1)

Answer The Damn Question!

Almost every time I see or hear a politician in an interview, I can be heard screaming “Answer the damn question!”  Same goes for business leaders, bureaucrats, CEO’s, media ‘personalities’, company spokespersons, and all the other time-wasters and obfuscators who refuse to participate in any variety of ‘plain talking’. Seems everyone is too scared to just simply speak the truth.  Covering the backside has taken priority over facts and real information.  And I blame most, if not all, of the world’s ills on this apparent inability to just. answer. a. question. I could rattle off pages of the ills I speak … Continue reading Answer The Damn Question!

Better Late? (My Little Syria Rant)

Recent days have seen a widespread outpouring of concern for refugees fleeing the broken country that was once Syria.  I suppose this is positive, in some way, that now there is a focus on the plight of nearly 12 million displaced individuals.  There is now broader awareness of the fact that over 220,000 people have died in the conflict, and that almost one and a half million people have been injured [See: http://syriasurvey.aa.com.tr/%5D. And, of course, we are now preparing to aim more bombers in the general direction of the Daesh ‘death cult’ that has infiltrated Syria from Iraq.  There’s … Continue reading Better Late? (My Little Syria Rant)