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

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)

On Shark Culls – And Not Learning From (Fictional) History

Shark culling – what a miserable and pathetic reflection on humanity; that fear-response to a few geo-similar incidents in the wilds of the ocean that usually ends in a bloody massacre of too many various magnificent creatures and a sick celebration of man’s dominance over his dominion… We all remember that movie, right?  You know, the shark one.  Yeah, that’s it. Yeah, well, we appear to not have learnt anything from the salient lessons offered up in that movie. Another recent spate of shark attacks in a popular beach-side area of Australia has the issue of ‘management’ being thrashed around … Continue reading On Shark Culls – And Not Learning From (Fictional) History

Free West Papua

Australia’s closest geographical neighbour is the world’s second-largest island, New Guinea.  The eastern half of this island is the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and the western half is West Papua, now consisting of two Indonesian provinces. In 1975, Papua New Guinea was declared independent after decades of overlapping German, British, and Australian administration, and the post-war union of the Papua and New Guinea territories in 1949. In the same year, The Dutch attempted to leave behind an independent West Papuan nation when departing the region after 149 years of colonial rule.  Indonesia, however, claimed rights of sovereignty over West … Continue reading Free West Papua

Tony and The Greyhounds Save Australia

In yet another leak from the ranks of the ailing government, it was revealed that a weekend brain-storming session was convened in the Prime Moron’s Office (PMO), and that a unanimous decision was made to use asylum seekers from offshore detention centres as live bait to draw terrorists from their suburban spider-holes. In light of recent revelations about the continued use of live baiting for the ‘blooding’ of racing dogs all around Australia, an idea was formed in the bright minds running the PMO. Convening a secret meeting on Sunday morning, the PMO facilitated a brain-storming session to capitalise on the … Continue reading Tony and The Greyhounds Save Australia

MH17 Shot DOWN over UKRAINE is MISSING MALAYSIAN Flight 370

Well, take it or leave it – at your leisure or peril. This video is not the ‘greatest’ in terms of spelling and grammar, but the central message is in there. I don’t *necessarily* subscribe to this theory, but it is as good a theory as any, and there is much in the way of history and logic that points toward something VERY dodgy happening with these two ‘mysteries’ of the air. Statistics alone dictate that the chances of a catastrophic ‘failure’ of the same model aeroplane, operated by the same airline, within just a few short months of each … Continue reading MH17 Shot DOWN over UKRAINE is MISSING MALAYSIAN Flight 370