Monday, October 29, 2007

What Have We Become?

Hey guys - our society/generation isn't any more corrupted than previous societies/generations. They were just better at hiding it than us. If you don't believe me you need to read more, because as one of my favourite guys to quote has said:

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
-Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician (1596-1650)

and any conversation is going to hint at some sort of corruption - it's impossbile to avoid it. Seriously though, if you don't believe me read books - the Bible is an excellent place to start but of course if you don't believe it that will be a problem so then i suggest you read Biographies on some historical figures. As an aside, biographies are not boring as i think they are stereotypically wont to be - not if you read a good one. Any way, they're my words of wisdom for the day. Have a good one!

Friday, October 26, 2007


Mystery all my life has been a mystery
You and i were never ever meant to be
Its why i call my love for you a mystery
Different country, you and i have always lived in a different country
and i know that airline tickets dont grow on a tree
So what kept us apart is plain for me to see
That much at leats is not a mystery
Estuary i live in a house boat on an estuary
Which is handy for my work with the 'Thames Water Authority'
But i know you would have found it insanitry, insanitry
Taken a violent dislike to me
I'd be foolish to ignore the possiblilty
That if we'd ever actually met you might have hated me
Still thats not the only problem that i can see
Dead since 1973 you've been dead now wait a minute let me see
15 years come next January
As a human being you are history
So why do i still long for why is my love so strong for you why did i write
this song for you
well i guess its just a mystery

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - Pilot

I just thought i would share this with you today, its time to lighten up my blog and i'm not funny enough to so i let the master comedians do it for me. If you wanna see this thing performed - which is much better - just click here

Monday, October 22, 2007

Election Frenzy and the worm. . .

By process of elimination, it's labour. Or at least it would be. If i could vote. And it would be pointless not to in my area anyway. Australia seems to think so too - the worm certainly does. Mind you 90 people isn't much of a representation, and they're probably all working class Rudd-lovers. Which a lot of the country has actually become, it's not just the worm proving this to us. HCNeilson/Herald polls all through the year have shown Kevin Rudd's popularity to be spiking, becoming the most popular oppositional candidate ever, but just what makes him so likable? Because it is that he's more likable. It's been shown that John Howard has approval, but Rudd is just more popular. And it is just Rudd right? Not Labour as a party? Of course it is! People are voting as though we vote for a person (like in America) not a party. Now, if we had Kim Beasley or oh dear i can't even rememebr the other guy's name leading Labour, would they be so tops on polls? Certainly other factors are at work in government unpopularity - i admit Peter Costello's continued prescence isn't the biggest winning factor for the government - but overall i think i must conclude that Rudd's personage is the biggest factor in people saying they'll vote labour. Work Choices certainly hasn't helped Johny and his possie, but he always has the strong economy to balance that out - and the promise of further tax cuts.
Personally, if i were voting, i would want more promised than a strong economy though. Sure it's a good thing, but our health system certainly needs a boost, and education could profit from some more care as well, let alone the Aboriginal community, which just makes the whole country look so hypocritical when it comes to human rights - oh and there's mandatory detention which is a big turn off. And for others of course climate change action would be an issue but i'm not so fussed about that.
I'm not saying Labour's sure to win. That's ridiculous, they still need some amount of swing you know! Those people who just vote for Liberal because the countrie's good at the moment and don't like to think of change are not likely to be won over if they're not already as well. But it will be an interesting campaign, and Federal politics is so much more interesting than State, such that this won't be, "Oh we all think Labour will win, yeah they'll win, the votes say Labour wins and stays in and oh look at that Labour won!" Yep, i'd be watching that election-coverage-space.
Unless you dont like politics, in which case you shouldn't be reading this.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I'm in the depths of despair. . . .or was. . .in a way

Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless.

Or so the old book of Ecclesiastes goes. And a while ago i found myself slipping into this state of mind. I mean really, what's life's point? Everyday spent futilely doing work that will only help us get work, that will help us get money to survive, and then we die, after a mere 80years or so. Believe me, when you're thinking this, it seems a lot worse, and unless you believe in something more, something bigger than us, something that's got something more in store for us after this life, you'd probably end up a bit depressed. Which is why i don't get how people can just live thinking this is all there is, with only the big bang theory and evolution as reasons for how we got where we are today. I won't get into those THEORIES though, because they are so RIDICULOUS and so FLAWED compared to the certainty and sure hope one can have when trusting the omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent God. I mean, NOT beliveing in life after death (and taxes) has to be the most depressing thing ever, expecially when that life will be perfect, and in God's presence.
Anyway, a thought. Consider it!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

It makes me want to scream

Read the paper later? Seen the news? Talked to someone? EVERYONE 'knows' that Global warming and climate 'change' is a big problem - a problem we caused - and that we need to fix it.


Seriously, if people are just going to blindly believe Al Gore and all those stupid scientists that say we can fix what 'we caused' by just changing a light globe and planting a tree, thats their problem, but it makes me want to scream every time i see soemone express this ignorant view. All their 'evidence' is pretty dodgy. For one thing, when scientist, media etc cite that the biggest amount of greehouse gas is CO2, they're choosing to ignore the fact that water vapour really contibutes (dont cite this its not exact) something like 99.99% to greenhosue gases. I may be off by 1%. . .

And anyway, shouldn't everyone know that the amount of CO2 produced by our cars is nothing compared to the amount realeased naturally by the ocean and volcanoes? Walking to work for a day won't do anyone good - except your heart, maybe.

That's a short excert of my opinon on this matter, and not half of it is off my chest. And if you're thiking i'm not an Al Gore fan, you're right. Geez he needs to talk to some real scientists/people who know what they're talkign about. I close with a statement by Professor Patrick Michaels, Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of Virginia and a link to a good site (i lost my other good site, otherwise you'd have two.)

Anyone who goes around and says that carbon dioxide is responsible for most of
the warming of the 20th century has not look at the basic numbers.

Above quote from
I can't be bothered to hyperlink it sorry, but definately copy and paste and chekc it out - it's awesome, especially as no one ever bothers to discuss the alternate side to this debate, the true side.