Category Archives: Education

Jet train solves drivers license problems

OK I know what you are thinking, WTF is this about. After doing some legal research (which we do from time to time for the lols), we discovered that locomotives and railway rolling stock are not classed as vehicles according to the road safety act 1986, and therefore are completely unregulated. Insanely enough a bicycle is considered to be a vehicle or almost any thing else that moves. Kick a can down the road, its vehicle, but if it has railway wheels under it, they can’t touch it.

Vehicle
means a conveyance that is designed to be propelled or drawn by any means, whether or not capable of being so propelled or drawn,
and includes bicycle or other pedal-powered vehicle, trailer, tram-car and air-cushion vehicle but
does not include railway locomotive or railway rolling stock;

 

So for all the people who don’t have a license we have the solution: Jet train.

Our resident engineers are furiously struggling to find way to steer the dam thing, and there is also that kind of annoying thing about the way it leaves massive grooves in the road, but we are sure than since speeding fines alone are a billion dollar per year industry, the market will find a way.

So lost your license due to speed, booze, pills, or what ever?

Want to escape the hassle of staying sober and obeying speed limits?

Getting tired of having to stop for flashing blue lights?

Tired of waiting at intersections?

Then jet train could be right for you!

Save money and time by avoiding fines and court cases!

 Best of all its completely legal*.

*According to Victorian Road Safety Act 1986 a locomotive is not a vehicle and none of the act applies to it.

Legal and making sense are not the same thing obviously.

For those on a budget we are working on a small flat bed bogey with a pulse jet for forward motion.

Framing a debate

It’s quite difficult to describe the way people can completely distort a topic by framing a debate. Just because I can explain it, it doesn’t mean you can understand it. Basically people can leave out certain parts of a discussion, because it doesn’t support the point they are tying to make, or their general overarching beliefs. Often it is deliberate, but sometimes an incorrect belief occurs because certain facts or observation are simply not known and the lack of information has framed the observation. Example, if a space alien landed on earth on an Australian beach in the summer, that alien might think people always wear beach wear, because its always hot. That alien might think everyone speaks English, wears rubber sandals, drinks beer. Of course the aliens observations are framed  by only seeing part of the picture. Of course we could also deliberately frame the observation and show the alien our science institutions to make the alien think we are smart.

Even really smart people can draw the wrong conclusions from a framed observation or debate. Its easier to explain with some pictures.

Some Australian trees with a reflection in water.

Some Australian trees with a reflection in water.

 

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Something is going wrong here, I’m sure you have noticed the right side of the picture.

This is the same picture with just a little more added to the frame, suddenly your mind starts doing all kind of back flips trying to explain to itself what is wrong here  and what piece should be ignored or is perhaps some sort of trickery. The problem is you have been caught by the cognitive dissonance of your optical perception. Your visual processing wants to chop certain parts of the picture out because they fly in the face of a fundamental assumption, gravity. As you are struggling with this other piece start to seem out of place that you discounted before at being too trivial to worry about. Finally you realize you were tricked from the beginning, because you made an incorrect assumption from the beginning. Your world was literally upside down.

Back to normal, you were shown the world upside down and you almost believed it.

Back to normal, you were shown the world upside down and you almost believed it.

This is how powerful framing is in debates and information in general. You can be made to believe things fundamentally opposite to the truth and be quite certain of them, if you consider only some of the available information. So what trickery did I use to make those pictures? Just the cropping tool and a vertical flip of the picture. I could have done it with a few printed photos, a razor blade and ruler, a computer was not required and neither was anything complex.

 

Remember what just happened in your head and how it happened,

you are probably being fooled like this about a lot of things.

Billions wasted on job search fraud

ABC 4 corners investigation has uncovered the amoral gamification of government contracts purported to offer job seeker assistance.

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/four-corners/NC1504H004S00

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.

The original NASA moon landing from 1961 to 1969 cost 34 billion dollars. Australia waste about half this amount harassing unemployed people in the early 21 century and has not landed a man on the moon.

The original NASA moon landing from 1961 to 1969 cost 34 billion dollars. Australia wasted about half this amount harassing unemployed people in the early 21 century and has not landed a man on the moon.

So who is behind all of this, who else Tony Abbott,

Minister for employment when the program was announced,

under John Howard.

 

 

Sub prime mortgage crisis explained

I’m sure there are a few people other there really not sure what the sub prime crisis was, or what caused it to occur.

How did so many supposedly smart financiers and bankers get sucked into it, or where they knowing and willing participants, feeling that they were not going to be held liable.

I must admit if you use the language of the accountants, lawyers, banker and government its really hard to decipher what actually happened and who was at fault.

What you do know is you got shafted but you aren’t exactly sure how this happened.

Help is at hand.

Here is a really good common sense explanation of what happened using a small pub as an example. This analogy is approved my our economics adviser as ‘more or less what happened’.

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Mary is the proprietor of a bar in Dublin. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronise her bar.

To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).

Word gets around about Mary’s “drink now, pay later” marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Mary’s bar. Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in Dublin.

By providing her customers freedom from immediate payment demands, Mary gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for wine and beer, the most consumed beverages. Consequently, Mary’s gross sales volume increases massively. A young and dynamic vice-president at the local bank recognizes that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Mary’s borrowing limit. He sees no reason for any undue concern, since he has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral.

At the bank’s corporate headquarters, expert traders figure a way to make huge commissions, and transform these customer loans into DRINKBONDS, ALKIBONDS and PUKEBONDS. These securities are then bundled and traded on international security markets. Naive investors don’t really understand that the securities being sold to them as AAA secured bonds are really the debts of unemployed alcoholics. Nevertheless, the bond prices continuously climb, and the securities soon become the hottest-selling items for some of the nation’s leading brokerage houses.

One day, even though the bond prices are still climbing, a risk manager at the original local bank decides that the time has come to demand payment on the debts incurred by the drinkers at Mary’s bar. He so informs Mary.

Mary then demands payment from her alcoholic patrons, but being unemployed alcoholics they cannot pay back their drinking debts. Since Mary cannot fulfill her loan obligations she is forced into bankruptcy. The bar closes and the eleven employees lose their jobs.

Overnight, DRINKBONDS, ALKIBONDS and PUKEBONDS drop in price by 90%. The collapsed bond asset value destroys the banks’ liquidity and prevents it from issuing new loans, thus freezing credit and economic activity in the community.

The suppliers of Mary’s bar had granted her generous payment extensions and had invested their firms’ pension funds in the various BOND securities. They find they are now faced with having to write off her bad debt and with losing over 90% of the presumed value of the bonds. Her wine supplier also claims bankruptcy, closing the doors on a family business that had endured for three generations, her beer supplier is taken over by a competitor, who immediately closes the local plant and lays off 150 workers.

Fortunately though, the bank, the brokerage houses and their respective executives are saved and bailed out by a multi-billion euro no-strings attached cash infusion from their cronies in Government. The funds required for this bailout are obtained by new taxes levied on employed, middle-class, non-drinkers who have never been in Mary’s bar.

Now, do you understand economics in 2015?

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Worst of all this could still happen to other parts of the economy, including the monetary system, your cash in hand could suddenly become as worthless as a 2006 sub prime CDO.

Shout out to M V.

Rape culture video

Everything is a crime if you change the definitions selectively.

Stop being polite, start being free

 

http://www.patcondell.net/choosing-to-be-offended/

 

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.

Legal concept: Ex causa turpi

We actually do some research here, and we found this which is quite good. Ex causa turpi (non oritur actio).

Basically it means to go to court and have the court rule in your favor you must not have been acting badly at the time. If you were acting badly the court may (and probably will) simply throw out your case.

ex causa turpi

This is why video evidence of cops (or other scum bags) doing the wrong thing is so important, any case they may wish to bring against you is automatically ruined on proof of ‘Ex causa turpi’. Imagine a police officer trespasses on your land (ignoring the many ‘no trespassing’ notices you have displayed) and you beat him with a stick when he refuses to leave, as he was trespassing, he has no cause of action in court. you probably don’t have a case either, but winning against cops in court is almost impossible anyway, so you were better off dealing out your ‘hillbilly justice’ anyway.

A powerful and simple tool to eliminate vexatious actions.

Occupy London rebooted

http://occupylondon.org.uk/

 

In response to the brutal crackdown in Hong Kong Occupiers converged on London to show support for democratic principles.

Dave Cameron bleated about respect for democracy while allowing brutal crackdowns in his own front yard.

 

Apparently now even sitting on a tarp is enough to make police aggressive.

Can you believe ‘1984’ was actually written in this country?

Moderate Muslim leaders fail to prevent extremism

When? Almost always because the Koran is a book detailing the expansion of an empire by the use of  extreme violence and terror. Islamic leaders always fail at preventing radicals, because the radicals are closer to the Koran in their actions than the Imams.In Islam the radicals control the moderates ( and use violence to gain control) unlike many other religions. The Imams are just there to appease the locals and keep the Islamisation of the host nation in progress.

From just over 2 years ago:

 

 

at 0:58 mark ISIS flag

isis flag at 58s

 

at 1:27  ISIS terrorist who made his kids hold up a severed head.

terrorist at 127

 

Inciting murder at 2:28

inciting murder

 

This was years ago and nothing has changed.

gillard as PM at the time

 

These latest claims by Islamic leaders will not  quell the violent nature of this community, they raise their children with violence and breed them to hate. Its just a tactic to attempt the reduce the blowback from the host nation’s people’s calls to reject the foreign fascist ideology growing in their back yard.

 

Does this guy look familiar?

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got-head

Yeah from the video from 2 years ago. Did the Islamic leaders prevent him from becoming radicalized? Did they prevent him from going to Iraq to be a terrorist? He even took his son to pose for photos with a  severed human head. Find out more about this ‘religion of peace’

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

Climate what?

 

Caution actual science content, may cause cognitive dissonance!

Huge number of ill informed people have been very excited about planetary temperatures recently. It’s surprising they care about something so much without knowing the basic facts about it.

For people who think the earth is only a few thousand years old.

For people who think the earth is only a few thousand years old.

 

 

So today’s temperatures is nothing remarkable,  considering the last few thousand years there have been 5 significant warmer periods. There is even poetry from the medieval period lamenting about crop failure from climate cooling. They used to grow lots of grapes in England when it was warm there, so many streets are called ‘vine street’  no grape vines have grown there for hundreds of years. Look at the warming between 1600 and 1850, a long time before the large scale burning of oil, so clearly that wasn’t the cause. Since 1998 the world appears to have been cooling. If this doesn’t make sense, maybe you theory is wrong.

 

 

For people who believe the world is billions of years old.

For people who believe the world is billions of years old.

 

Those dinosaurs, gee its been getting colder since they died out, yeah for the last 60- 100 million years or so. In the 1970’s scientist were very concerned with a coming ice age, you can see why they might have been worried about future cooling if you consider this chart.

 

So there you have it, believe in a world a few thousand years old or billions of years old,

sudden heating caused by people is not likely nor realistic.

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