Contribute to solutions, not problems

Contribute to solutions, not problems

Constantly pedalling hate for or against our government or opposition – diatribe usually poorly disseminated, badly paraphrased from biased, slanted sources – merely gives opportunistic haters the scope they need to further create the hype of fear that you say the government is trying to control our lives with.  And now you are a fear-mongerer … Continue reading

Australian government proposes raising taxes in order to ‘fund’ a new health system, after suggesting they’ll axe current one

As if the backlash against his position wasn’t already enough, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has fuelled a raging fire of controversy over his policies in the early stages of his prime ministerial position, by suggesting his government will do away with the Medicare system that has served the Australian public for decades. Adding massive … Continue reading

All you need is love

All you need is love

For the past few months and more – maybe up to a year – a piece has been circulating the internet, variously titled along the lines of ‘how to love a woman’ reportedly written by Brad Pitt to his (apparent) wife Angelina Jolie. Sure, its a great piece of advice, and a noble thing to … Continue reading

Armed to the teeth

Armed to the teeth

We are experiencing a time of tumult:  More than ever, governments are trying to crack down on anyone and anything that threatens what is a very crippled status quo.  The paradigm that has been forced upon our society currently lies flapping like a fish in a pool of evaporating water, with less and less people … Continue reading

Are we really moving forwards?

Are we really moving forwards?

For the first time in the life of our species, we are officially going backwards.  Officially, we’re plundering the earth faster than we can fix it, using about a third more per year, than what our earth can produce or replenish, and we’re creating more waste than we can dispose of or make space for. … Continue reading

‘Reality’ tv not so ‘real’

‘Reality’ tv not so ‘real’

News has come to light that some of television’s most popular ‘reality tv’ programmes are being  cunningly staged with the under-handed use of vote-rigging, cheating, odd-stacking, forced stress and torture, and regular spiking of ‘contestants’ daily food and fluids with psychoactive and psychosis-inducing drugs. The stunning revelations came to light when viewers of a reality … Continue reading

The day the music died

‘Popular culture’ and its associated pop music has long had an influence on trends in society – certainly amongst teenagers, youth and young adults.  At a time in history when the human species seems to be more obsessed than ever with ‘image’ though, it is these very pop ‘icons’ that are using ‘image’ to profit … Continue reading

the origins of the unpleased

There was once a time when manners weren’t such a big thing.  I mean, manners are always important, but having someone say ‘please’ or ‘thankyou’ to you, whilst engaged in an action or transaction that warranted it, wasn’t previously meant to stun. Obviously, a ‘transaction that warranted it’, is somewhat of an ambiguous statement but … Continue reading