Category Archives: Australia
Australia is the name of an island continent in the southern hemisphere, between the pacific and Indian oceans. Europeans arrived in great numbers starting on January 26 1788. Extensive conflict with the original peoples ( who had been living there for at least 40,000 years) has continued in different forms to the present day. No peace treaty has ever been signed.
ABC 4 corners investigation has uncovered the amoral gamification of government contracts purported to offer job seeker assistance.
This video may not be available after march 9 2015 so get in fast.
Forging and falsifying documents seemed to be industry standard practice.
Specific rorts uncovered were:
Categorizing people into more at risk categories in order to get more funding.
Claiming payments for assisting job seekers into work even when the job seeker was not assisted.
Funneling job seekers into in-house training courses order to claim a training payment, often the training was low quality, inappropriate or never actually provided.
What is more shocking was successive governments were aware of the widespread fraud and waste but did nothing to punish the fraudsters.
So a total of 18 billion dollars was spent on this program, conservative estimates are that about half was fraud by the contracted agencies.
18 billion dollars spent over a 16 year period is a lot of money, what else could be done with such a sum.
In November 1960 President Kennedy was elected and quite quickly promised to have a man on the moon before 1970.
In the period of 1961 and 1969, 34 billion dollars was spend on getting man on the moon.
So effectively we could have had half a moon landing for the price of the wacky ideologically driven ‘be mean to the battlers’ program.
So who is behind all of this, who else Tony Abbott,
Minister for employment when the program was announced,
under John Howard.
It really goes to show the circus politics descends into. The system is based on two things that you will see again and again;
1) it is based on violence
2) the rules don’t apply to the rulers and their puppets.
Look at how they behave. Honestly you can make this stuff up.
This is your ‘democracy’ in action.
Ryde mayor Bill Pickering has been knocked unconscious and taken to hospital after tensions erupted at a polling booth for a council byelection on Saturday.
Cr Pickering was handing out ham sandwiches at Putney Public School when he was allegedly confronted by independent candidate Vic Tagg, according to deputy mayor Roy Maggio, who witnessed the incident.
Cr Maggio described the punch as a “king hit” which caused Cr Pickering to fall backwards into a garden bed, at which point he began to have a seizure.
Voting was under way at the time for the East Ward byelection, which was triggered by the resignation in December of former mayor Ivan Petch, who was found by ICAC to have engaged in corrupt conduct.
It is understood Mr Tagg, who is a former mayor of Ryde and former-Liberal councillor, had been talking to voters at the booth and describing the Liberal party as “corrupt” before he allegedly approached Cr Pickering and punched him in the jaw.
Both Cr Pickering and Cr Maggio are members of the Liberal Party. Mr Tagg is currently the president of the Chamber of Commerce and chairman of Ryde-Hunters Hill Life Education. He unsuccessfully ran as an independent candidate for the East Ward in the 2012 Ryde City Council elections.
Independent candidate Vic Tagg.
Police and ambulance were called to the scene and Cr Pickering, 52, was taken to Ryde Hospital.
He is in a stable condition in hospital, where he has been put in a neckbrace and is awaiting the results of scans to determine the extent of his injuries, according to a person close to Cr Pickering who did not wish to be named.
Cr Pickering has also given a statement to police from his hospital bed.
Mr Tagg allegedly left the school after the incident and could not be contacted on Saturday afternoon.
Cr Maggio said a “sombre” mood descended on the polling booth after the incident, and that most of the other candidates left the site soon after.
Police are investigating the matter and ask anyone with information that has not already spoken to police to come forward.
Mr Petch, who was suspended by Local Government Minister Paul Toole, resigned in December after his Supreme Court challenge to the ICAC’s corruption findings failed.
The ICAC also recommended the Director of Public Prosecutions examine whether Mr Tagg should be pursued for breaches of campaign donation laws.
Lisa Visentin with Leesha McKenny
You have to say it the Queensland voter really knows how to about face. In dramatic fashion Campbell Newman is tossed out of State parliament losing his seat, his party has lost majority and ALP are mustering up their last votes and confirmed seats looking to rule in their own right. Of course this comes in a week where significant bad press beginning to stick to another prominent liberal party politician, ‘Prime Minister’ Tony Abbott. So the backlash begins, and soon enough the Marxists will be wafting smelling salts under Stalin’s nose as we need a strong man to make a ‘road to serfdom’ work for us.
Malcolm Turnbull and Mal Brough are names being bandied around as possible replacements for Tony Abbott, who ironically made much capital of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd (again) leaderships merry go round.
Tony Abbott will be gone in less than 60 days, the real bets are on who to replace him and how to make it more appealing to a voter base in backlash mode.
I went to Rainbow Serpent Festival. Less than an hour later I left.
By the time they asked me for my ticket I was about to ask for a refund, the only reason i didn’t ask is because I knew they would refuse. I mean the place basically looks like a tarted up disaster relief camp. And just like a third world economy where one would expect such squalor the rulers of it all were taking in about a million dollar a day. Worst of all the only thing that people weren’t being forced to pay for was using the toilets. Showers $4, after paying $100- $300 just to be there they want you to pay for a shower. That’s real third world warlord stuff right there. Just really greedy narrow minded pricks at the top.
Why is it so shit?
Basically its microcosm of the world around it, the organizers know no real alternative vision apart from lining their own pockets.
Private fiefdom and police state
They actually searched every car going in creating delays and basically being obtrusive. They absolutely refused anyone to be able to cook for them selves no fires no gas bottles.
Of course this is so they have a captive market for food stalls that they can get ground rent for. Absolutely no one could sell anything with out permission and paying the fee in order to do so.
An hour waiting to get in.
Their schedule (a glorified excel spreadsheet) lists sunset at 5:30, really?
Overbearing rude security guards
These fucktards seem to get off casually throwing out dictates at whim and generally mouthing off.
fuck off signs every where
After the onslaught of an hour waiting to get into the place the rude security guards and the fuck off signs seemingly everywhere ( artists only, organizers only) you then realize it nothing more than a small closed and controlled economy. The only respite from miserable oppression would be getting drunk and stoned, but sadly not even this is safe with police patrolling and waiting to pounce on people with drug and booze buses
Inviting the police to a festival where people like to use recreational drugs
WTF were they thinking. They were thinking the police are just another group to sell off the ticket holders too.
I mean because I’m connected I got a free ticket but seriously why would any one pay $100- $300 to go to a festival which is basically a command economy and fascist police state with no flushing toilets.
Forget Woodstrock or Isle of Wight, there is no chance any current festival in this country will spark or be a magnet for counter culture, these places are just a place for hipsters and Trustafarians to preen then selves and strut around, its all really sad. It rather pay $25 for a private underground bush doof than a wank off festival.
Tyrants love exploiting human decency and rules of etiquette, stop giving them this latitude and start restating the rules, no exceptions.
The majority in a democracy do not pander to the minority, doing so is more common in despotism. So if you want despotism keep pandering to the extreme minority.
Apparently the flag being held up at the Lindt cafe in Martin Place, Sydney has Arabic writing on it, although some people are already suggesting that that doesn’t mean anything and the perpetrators could be just random stupid people, rather than Islamic terrorists.
Well, there are plenty random and stupid people in this world, so lets have a look at some of the other options. For example :
Which would suggest that these guys ware behind it:
But as that wasn’t the flag, it was probably not the hippies, although they are often random and sometimes stupid.
How about this one:
Which would suggest these guys:
Too busy smoking, man.
It’s always a possibility, but Buddhists are generally not stupid, so that would be surprising.
Or his gay lover, this guy :
Mind you, we cannot prove they have nothing to do with it, but how likely ?
This leaves us with one more option:
Grumpy Cat loves to make people miserable, but would be too lazy to carry out such an operation. Plus she is pretty smart.
This actual flag in the window:
Sometimes a flag is not a false flag.