Friday, August 26, 2016

Burkini or Not?

I've been ranting against Islam on this blog for many years.

The Burkini fiasco in France is nothing less than a clusterfuck of humongous proportions.

The French have realized too late that letting in Muslims was a huge mistake.

The French policy of banning burkas in public was the first attempt to restrain the influence of Islam's very public profile. Muslims tend to make increasing demands over time to accommodate their religious beliefs which are diametrically opposed to democracy and secular society.
Banning the burka was a first attempt to put a halt to the Islamization of France. The intention is clear but the ridiculous outcome of forcing Muslim women to remove the burkini/burka on a public beach reeks of overtones of a Monty Python sketch. Absurd, ridiculous and divisive it is also antagonistic and counter productive to the intention of the no burka policy.

What it isn't about is women's rights. Nobody gives a flying fuck about women's rights, it is about Islam pure and simple.

My local swimming pool has days when a curtain is placed around the pool to allow Muslim women their privacy.

Maybe bringing back bathing boxes is a way to overcome the burka ban dilemma on French beaches.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016


Save the planet
Save the whales
Save the Amazon forest
Save the endangered species
Save the Children
Save the children from child labour
Save the elephants
Save the tiger
Save the giant panda
Save the Great Barrier Reef

Ok, there are 16306 endangered species so I won't bother listing all of them.,d.dGo

What is even more incredible (to me anyway) is the solution, which is send money.
Now, when it comes to money, a few billionaires including the likes of Bill Gates could easily provide enough money, whatever enough means, to solve the world's problems, don't you think?

So, if you are one of those do gooders, who feels the need to contribute in a small way towards saving (this that or the other) by contributing hard earned $, maybe you are just fooling yourself into thinking that individuals in a combined effort (read money) can actually change the world.

Maybe, maybe but I'm not convinced.

Me? I can't control the course of my own life let alone think it's possible to influence world wide events global warming or the Amazon rain forest or endangered elephants/gorillas/tigers...

Just saying my two cents worth.

Solving the Gun Problem Texas Style

I've always wondered to myself when I read about a mass shooting, where are all the gun toting citizens? Where are they to defend themselves against a mass murderer?

Texas has an answer, allow students (over 21) to carry guns on campus.

I now have this image in my mind.
A crazed gunman starts shooting on campus.
Gun toting citizens pull out guns and shoot gunman in self - defence.
Police turn up and start shooting anyone with a gun because they can't tell who is the perpetrator and who is the defendant.
You think this is highly implausible? Consider how many unarmed black citizens have been shot recently. Cops are definitely trigger happy, probably shitting themselves because too many of them have died from being shot by gun toting citizens.

Chances are there will be a real life scenario straight out of a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Rise of the Kleptocracy

Ever wondered how a Communist country like China (where the government owns most (if not all industry) has so many millionaires and billionaires?

I've also wondered why the property boom (bubble) refuses to burst in Australia whist the younger generation fret that they will never have a chance to afford their own home (an Australian dream)?

I've been nursing a theory about these two seemingly unrelated events.
In the wake of Mossak Fonseca revelations, it now seems quite a credible theory.

The kleptocrats are transferring their hoard of stolen public money into real estate. The kleptocrats of China for example, understand that the value of money can fluctuate but real estate ie Australia, as the name implies is REAL wealth with value that doesn't fluctuate.

Read more about kleptocracy at links below

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Civilization in Decline

In the 16th Century, entertainment for the masses was Shakespeare's theatre.

In the 21st Century, entertainment for the masses? Master Chef, Googlebox, Dating Naked, Marriage at First Sight etc etc

Evolution or devolution?

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Panama Papers

WOW, what a story!

It seems that everyday has seen a new revelation.

Greed isn't the exclusive domain of warmongering,capitalist pigs like Gordon Gekko, as news of the Chinese big nobs being tangled up in the Panama papers revelations.

Other than telling us that the uber rich have to worry about holding on to their wealth, the story that keeps on giving highlights the fact that nobody likes paying taxes. And,it's not just those lazy good for nothing Greeks (who threatened the stability of the European Union by defaulting on loans) that were exposed as tax dodgers a few years ago.

No doubt, there is truth in the concept that the rich always get richer while the poor get poorer. And now we know that avoiding taxes is the way to go.

My personal contribution to this scandal is that I don't pay taxes either. That's because I'm too poor and have no income to tax.
Hold on, I still pay GST (goods and services tax) on petrol, consumer goods, council rates, water rates etc etc.
Maybe I should call Mossak Fonseca to discuss this issue.