Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oz Police Arrogant to the point of Criminal

Police need a complete overhaul to root out the culture of arrogance and superiority. As an ex-police officer I have witnessed police breaking the law with impunity. I have witnessed corruption, the likes we citizens could never understand. I have witnessed police violence that should have landed particular police in jail had they been ordinary citizens. The police feel they are a law unto themselves. Perhaps this culture prevents police from behaving as they should, rather than as they shouldn't.

Daily Telegraph
29 July 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Deng and being rich

Hey! You get too rich and all the others want to stick it to you. Mr Deng didn't realise how much a hassle being rich can be, After all, the little bloke who starred as a military planner during the war against the Japanese [1937-45], but he never experienced being rich. If he had, then maybe his exhortation for Chinese to get rich may have been tempered by a warning to beware of others who get jealous.

People's Daily
27 July 2010

Dalai Lama or Daily Lama

Gee! I thought the Dalai Lama was Australian. He virtually lives in my homeland ... that's why we call him the Daily Lama because he's in Oz almost every day.

China Daily
27 July 2010

South China Sea or US lake?

South China Sea . Hmmmm. I have been searching these words for some reference to the United States. Hmmmm. Nope! Not there. Only China. What's the US got to do with the South China Sea?

China Daily
27 July 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rugby League Referees ... again!

Bill 'Cement Truck' Harrigan was the most arrogant and controversial of our referees and he now has the temerity to tell us to stop criticising his charges. Mick Stone was the last of the decent referees and he's been gone for more than a decade. That means that for all this time Rugby League has been determined by referees and management who basically are themselves sub-standard

Daily Telegraph
23 July 2010

China off the Florida Coast?

China should cooperate with Cuba to hold naval exercises off the Florida coast. Boy! Would we then see American feathers fly!

China Daily
23 July 2010

Vociferous Clanger in China Daily

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Dinning out? What a vociferous clanger! Favourite is exactly that: favourite. There is only one. When there are more than one, all of whom have equal status, they are favoured and you can say most favoured. But when there is one favourite, it stands alone without the superlative.

China Daily
22 July 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Something drastic required to mend RL refereeing

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Kyogle Shire Council: Tightest and Least Responsive

Kyogle Shire Council may well publicise their need for community input but reality bares a different scenario. On many occasions community members email their questions and concerns to the Council without ever receiving response. All we get is the standard note that the email has been received and noted. Nothing more than that!
Kyogle Shire has to come close to being the tightest and least responsive governmental body in our state.
There are individuals within Kyogle's bureaucracy who are efficient and who do respond admirably but the machinery extant in Kyogle is not geared for response.

Northern Star
20 July 2010

Downer the Imperialist

Downer the imperialist

I am an Australian living in China. I spent many years in PNG, started Enga Experience, a tourism venture that is now operated wholly by Enga villagers, and I try to market bilums on behalf of people from Western Highlands and Enga. This fiasco between John Howard, Alexander Downer and PNG has me ashamed of the way my country has treated PNG. There have been fine contributions from many individual Aussies. Our nation has been imperialistic and paternalistic toward our Melanesian neighbours, in particular, Solomon Islands and PNG. Mr Downer is, as Sir Michael Somare stated, an imperialist. I think that once the Australian psyche wakes up to this aloof and pompous fellow, we will be well rid of him and allow him to fade to pasture among the toffs of Adelaide. Forgive us, PNG.

– Adrian Keefe Fujian, Heilongjiang China

Pricky Ricky Stuart

When ya gotta go, you gotta go! Ricky Stuart king hit an opposition player when he was playing for Canberra. No matter what else Ricky has done for the game, that king hit will define Stuart.

daily Telegraph
20 July 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Britain's hypocrisy re Tibet and China

Britain may talk of Tibet but try to talk to Britain about Scottish independence or Irish nationalism and you will get a big big silence. In fact, Tibet has been China far longer that Scotland has been part of the UK.

China Daily
16 July 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Unnecessary and superfluous words that clutter and mangle meaning

It is sufficient to write "have married' rather than the ugly 'have gotten married'. It would be preferable were Chinese speakers of English to rid themselves of unnecessary and superfluous words that clutter and mangle meaning.

China Daily
15 July 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Julia Gillard has no idea how to run my country

I am concerned that Julia has absolutely no idea of what she is doing to our country. Her betrayal of Rudd showed that her ethics are not in place and that her sense of responsibility extends to her own position and not that of her country.

Daily Telegraph
10 July 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

NSW Police are Dangerous and Arrogant

Our state is in a parlous position. The police are tired and dangerous and are too prone to their own arrogant self-image. Moreover, we do not trust the police. They lie. They steal. They assault without mercy. Change the government. Change the police culture.

Daily Telegraph
6th July 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010


Okay! China builds a super strong defence force with super carriers and battle ships. Who will China attack? Who will attack China? What does it all mean?

China Daily
3 July 2010