Tuesday, August 31, 2010


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Who cares? Many of us have stopped caring for our game since Finch, Harrigam, Hamstead et al took over management of each game and spoiled Rugby League for many thousands of devoted League supporters. Now they want to replace Finch with people who are no better.

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Finch Pinch in RL

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We'll apologise when they [Manly]apologise for their errors. Well said, Robert Finch. Your statement clearly shows us how inept, how pathetic, how puerile your mind is. What a nonsensical statement for the Referees Boss to make. It's like two little kids in the playground ... one of them Finch ... and they have run out of logic.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mosque Ground Zero

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Paul Guthrie ✆ to me
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You are right, furthermore it is in violation of the constitution which guarantees freedom of religion, but hypocrisy is daily fare in this country, especially among those who would claim to be patriots, defending the constitution with their last drop o9f blood, or so they claim. Freedom, democracy, bullshit.
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On Aug 22, 2010, at 6:27 PM, Adrian Keefe wrote:

Reporting from Beirut — The heated debate across America over construction of the so-called ground zero mosque is reverberating across the globe, with the potential of creating a worldwide black eye for the United States.

This is from your paper the LA Times ... and it is true. The backlash against America, not just against those protesting against the mosque, is growing dangerously and it disfigures the war effort in Afghanistan and other places..it makes our white skin repulsive to many more and more around the world.

For fuck's sake, Obama's right on this...and Americans shud support him


Australian Democracy in a Shambolic State

This is where our so-called democracy is a shambles. Australians pitted against Australians in a never-ending struggle for political ascendancy. Yet the policies of the major opposing parties vary little from each other. It is all about power and Australia is lessened by this contretemps.

China Daily
23 August 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Heroic Chinese During Floods

We watched in awe in Australia the coverage on CCTV4 [We receive daily CCTV4 on our SBS channel] as heroic men and women worked to save one another in the unbelievably dangerous flood waters. The TV work was superb and it shows the dedication of Chinese people toward one another. We were reduced to tears. The train wreck ... what unendurably difficult conditions, but the Chinese people were undeterred. We Australians have the highest admiration ... jing pei.

China Daily
22 August 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010


Wo shi Laoshi. I am Australian and I encourage students not to smoke. I plead with university authorities to put a stop to smoking on campus, in the hallways between classes, in the dorms. But no! Most bosses [leaders] are smokers. The onkly way to reduce smoking is by law. It takes courage to implement laws that impact upon personal freedoms. But smoking is not purely personal; ewe all smoke when someone near to us smokes. This is analogous to assault; it is criminal to blow poison into another's air space, and this is exactly what smoking is. Poison!

China Daily
21 August 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rugby League: Run by Idiots and Buffoons

Firstly, we need intelligent people for the roles of referees. So far, the blokes in the middle with the spittle have showed that they are idiots and/or corrupt. I know of few men who consistently display ineptitude of the magnitude of today's RL refs. We viewers of our game sit back and weekly watch refs spoil the game of Rugby League [they are no better in Rugby, mind you]. We bitch, we shout, we write and complain and yet the buffoons at League HQ still think that what they decide is brilliant. How delusional of them.

Daily Telegrraph
18 Aug 2010

Telegraph is Fostering Belief in Presidential Oz

Who will I vote for on Saturday? Definitely not Gillard or Abbott. What a silly poll for the Telegraph to run. Does the Telegraph think that all of us readers live in either of two electorates? My electorate doesn't have an Abbott or a Gillard, so how on earth can I vote for either of them? The Telegraph has fostered this stupid belief that we vote for leaders as if we were in a presidential political system.

Daily Telegraph
18 August 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

We need to do more to help Pakistan

And we need to do more and more until our Pakistani comrades are free from all this disaster and pain. We Australians grieve when the world is inhospitable and cruel and our neighbours suffer. We gave a billion dollars to Indonesia after the tsunami and we could have given more. Now we need to keep giving to Pakistan until the pain is eased.

Pakistan Daily
16 August 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Degradation of English Language in the West

August 15, 2010 - 9:32 am

Good one, Mr Berry. It is refreshing to read a good sentence or three. Cameron epitomises the degradation of the English language in Western countries. Cameron also symbolises the lack of attention to detail that pervades our societies. Most of our leaders are morons and we too are idiots for allowing this to be.

Pakistan daily
15 August 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

China's Love Hate Thing for the Yanks

Totally agree with the writer. There is one thing I don't get about Chinese people: it's their ambivalence toward the United States of America. On the one hand this article shows a rather negative attitude toward the US while on the other hand General Liu Yazhou declared that China must either embrace US-style democracy or accept Soviet-style collapse. Which is it? Which of the love/hate dichotomy prevails? Do Chinese love the Yanks or hate them?
NB: General Liu was promoted recently from deputy political commissar of the PLA Air Force to political commissar of the National Defence University. His father was a senior military officer and his father-in-law was Li Xiannian, one of Chinese communism's ''Eight Immortals'' - and a one-time president of China.

China Daily
14 August 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Queensland:Stay at home if you value your money

We live in NSW and hardly travel north to Qld. Recently my car used the Gateway Bridge and the driver saw the toll notices by the roadside. Upon return to NSW we emailed Qld Roads to find out how to pay the toll. We had no idea! When you're alone in your car and you are required to remember a telephone number, it is fairly difficult if you don't break the law by writing it down as you drive and it's hard to pull over on those tollways to find a pen and paper to write the number down. Anyway,Qld Roads replied [and note that I emailed only two days after my car had used the Gateway]and had already stuck $40 admin fee on top of the toll of a couple of dollars. I replied to say this was not right, that I had contacted within 3 days. I was then told that the toll was a money making instrument and I would have to pay. I wrote to Anna Bligh. She handed my letter to Minister for Roads who shoved it down the pipeline and I was then eventually billed another $140 for not paying the toll on time,
So much for Queensland!
Won't be travelling in your state again. Never!

Couruer mail
12 August 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Australia's Shrinking Brain

Hi you westies ...

I think it's concomitant with the shrinking brain... maintaining that which the larger brain created has become too much for the shrinking brain. Yes, return to gravel. It's aa bit solemn, similar to ashes to ashes sort of thing...religious certainty that all things decay...yea entropy...go team!

I read daily that which emanates from China and the thrall that held China captive for decades is disappearing and the reality of bankrupt America is actually hurting the Chinese... the cracking of the Disney façade...the Chinese don't want to witness a dying yankeeland.

We have our application before our local council and after two months I am almost washing my reliance upon their approval to go ahead...we're half way done already...we need a place to live...

any nation that elects John Howard and George Bush and the like... well, it's easy to see what kind of a nation does that kind of lunacy..

and we live with gravel out here... when we get to town we all stand around shaking our heads...all of us.... it's the gravel road that makes us do it



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Daily Telegraph: Home to Pathetic English Spelling

Oh here we go again with another hopeless Telegraph Journo showing how ignorant of English he is. Brother! Pronouns following prepositions take objective case. It's easy, mate. Do you say:"...pairing of he ..."? No! Just because there are two pronouns does not mean you change the him to he. The correct way to write that sentence is:..."pairing of him and flyer Nathan ..."
You can blame the Yanks and you can blame pathetic sycophantic Aussie teachers for not bringing you up to date with English.

Daily Telegraph
9 August 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rudd and Gillard 2010

What else could KR do? What Rudd is doing is exactly what I would do were I faced with similar circumstances. Gillard nor Rudd is the Labor Party. It has a similar ring to the Caine Mutiny where Capt Queeg lost his command to conniving back room players who used Lt Merrick as their instrument of mutiny. I wonder who the Keefers are within the Labor Party!

The Australian
6 August 2010

China's English is Tops

I have been teaching English in Zhongguo for many years and I can attest to the fact that Chinese students of English have a stronger grasp of grammar than their Western counterparts. Chinese teachers of English prepare their students in a way that would challenge Western teachers to improve their own methodologies. I am proud to be a part of the English Revolution in China.

China Daily
6 August 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Like rancid butter, we colonials are viewed by England as less than wholesome

The Poms exist in a neo-post-colonial world, if you get what I mean. When we colonials dare to step outside the shadow of regal England, we are viewed as something less than wholesome, like rancid butter. When our people are pestered by England to join them in whatever war they are waging, we are treated to pomp and ceremony and our brotherhood is extolled beyond sanity. But should we baulk and hesitate and aver that something is wrong with the way England is behaving, then we are held in the same league as ... you know what I mean.

Pakistan Daily
4 August 2010

Israeli Soldiers Cause Flare Up at Lebanon Border

Israeli soldiers tried to cut a tree down within Lebanon's territory. Lebanese soldiers fired upon these Israelis and the killing began. Who began the fight? The border violators or the Lebanese who fired upon them? Think about it!

4 August 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Israel's Sheer Hypocrisy

Israel continues to abuse the sympathy that aroused the world after the Holocaust. Israel continues to behave exactly as the Nazis behaved toward the Jews. The big problem is that so many people are afraid to criticise Israel for fear of being accused of anti-Semitism. Shimon Peres has just accused Britain of being anti-Semitic because the UK PM spoke his mind about the horrors of Israel's blockade of Gaza. What sheer hypocrisy!

2 August 2010