If we all agree all of the time what is the purpose of all of us being here? You will agree or disagree with the following and that is good because you have the free choice to do so. Many will be aware that there is currently a high concern about online betting and gambling. Governments around the world are trying to gain some degree of control over what is acceptable and what is harmful to their citizens when it comes to what many consider could be a problem to family life and their communities.
I did not intend to write this blog. I am an adherent of the sporting rule of play the ball, not the man. So, it is rare that I attack anyone on a personal level and I am not too happy with myself for doing so now and especially so in such an open arena, but Mr Rudd, MP, has really gotten my goat this time. This is a personal attack on Mr Rudd from someone in the cheap seats and if you are a champion of Mr Rudd, then you might want to consider this is just an ill-mannered rant from some misinformed curmudgeon and turn to something more elevating. I shan’t mind in the least for you are probably correct in your assessment.
We are happy to live in this 21st century with all our advancements in technology and the tools we hold today.but we still have to ask the question of "has it made our world to be a better and peaceful place to live in?"
This is an important post from the owner of Blog Australia. Last year I was involved in a car accident with my twin 6 year old daughters. This accident was no fault of mine and was caused by an inattentive driver colliding with the rear of our vehicle causing me physical and financial problems that are still ongoing.
Politicians are fond of reminding us how much better off they could be by having stayed in the private sector rather than accept the meagre pittance, miserly handouts and thin promises of a life after politics we taxpayers deign to offer our Members of Parliament. They wish only to serve their country, they claim, and they clearly must mean that because why else would they deliver their stirring speeches while standing in front of a furled Australian flag? They choose, though they would much rather infer that they have been anointed, which Party they will represent because, like long established businesses, they have an image that can be trusted and relied upon, core values that will always remain true. A vote for a particular Polly is a vote for the Party of which they are proud to sit on the benches. How much should we rely on their rhetoric? And just how much are we really entitled to expect that what their Party stands for is what that Party will deliver after the flags have stopped waving?
Mr Abbott’s Budget reply speech last night was a tremendous challenge for me. Although I have for many years had difficulty listening to Mr Abbott without getting angry, I tried to listen as I might imagine his Party Faithful; with some faith in his genuineness and intelligence.
The recent pronouncement by climatologists that, at four-hundred parts per million and rising, atmospheric carbon dioxide is at a level not experienced in three-million years is disturbing if not alarming. It should result in galvanic response across the globe to begin extraction of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than just slowing down the emissions we are shoving into it. We all know what the likelihood of that is going to be. In any event, this—possibly calamitous—situation may only serve to exacerbate an earlier mistake we made; and it may already be too late to save our fast-sinking ship. Here is what worries me:
The cautionary adage; if it is not broken, don’t fix it, applies also to the amendment of legislative acts. Where such acts have stood the test of time, amendments to or tinkering with can alter the intention of the act and leave the entire act open to new interpretation, thus weakening earlier resolve. In other words, it can open a whole new can of worms so, leave it alone.
The policy issue of juvenile boot camps has been particularly controversial in the media recently. The controversy surrounding this issue stems from both the Labour party’s view and the Liberal party’s view as to whether the camps will be long term effective, cost effective and reduce recidivism rates. Unfortunately, there is insufficient data to actually prove whether these camps are effective. As a result, it is important that we take into consideration both political parties viewpoints as well as the economic costs for these programs, so that we can draw our own conclusions as to whether these camps will benefit young people, families and the community.
The response of some politicians to looming crises tend to make one wonder if they really don't want to know about the problems we face unless it offers them a chance to grind their axe at a hastily convened media conference.
Great to see the evenness of this weeks roiund of footy. Sure the Pies got a touch up from Essendon but they have some improvement in them still and the swans where always in control against St.Kilda. Friday had a cracker with Freo winning in a thriller and on Saturday, Gold Coast and Carlton did what they had to do, win, with the night games being fantastic. Geelong home in a battle and Port coming from a record 41 points behind West Coast to claim a 5th staight win. Good th see Melbourne take it up to the Lions but fall shaort again and the mighty Kangaroos look the real deal this year with a narrow loss to Geelong. Cant wait till next weeks round http://blog.betezy.com.au/
Each time an atrocity occurs involving firearms, the call goes out for tighter gun controls and stricter provisions on who can access weapons and the types of guns that can be made available to them. Each time the call goes out, it meets with failure. It does not seem to matter what flavour of government happens to be in power, how strong or weak the lobbyists are; the bills are either watered down to where they accomplish little or simply die on the floor of the House. And there the matter lies until the next senseless atrocity.
Perhaps, following the bizarre tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing, we in the western world should be closing our doors and erecting No Vacancy signs to those seeking asylum in our midst. It seems that the only things these refugees pack for the trip are their hatreds; whether that hatred is directed at us or to those with whom they disagree in their country of birth.
There has been much talk in Australia about the 'lemon law' and what it does. This law has been passed in 2010 and has come into effect on 1st January 2011. It has significantly changed the way in which car dealerships have to treat their customers and how they will respond to any warranty claims made by the customers.
Globally, English and Mandarin compete in being the most spoken language. Of the 7 billion total world population, it is estimated that 2 billion communicate in English. Of this number, 450 million speak the language as a first language, 500 million speak it as a second language and 1 billion speak it as a foreign language.
Paying bills is a normal part of life. Bills cover mortgage loans, water, electricity, telephone and mobile phones, internet and not to forget home insurance which are part of people’s basic needs. A house is a basic need of a family and as such, it is a must that they protect it not only today but moving into the future.
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