It just irritates me…
Just a rant or ponderings of the current times, probably repeating myself!
Absolutely– why oh why not just use YES, or I AGREE. Using that word by itself and repetitively too these days really infuriates me. It is never used with anything else like it should! RHHG!! And when friends etc use it, oh…
Fraccing for energy– under good regulation, I have no problems with it. The nay sayers are not up with the geology or engineering, that’s what experts can comment on. Shut-The-Gate people- where is all of your energy for your life styles coming from anyway? I don’t think you are making DIY power packs at home and charging them with a hand crank… How the hell are you making your way to meetings and protests and how do farm products make it to market? Sheesh.
Solar power– the present Oz goverment does not the idea! What the hell? Surely they must have been lobbied by large energy suppliers [ that are,oh dear, losing some money!?] Surely it makes so much good sense that if on our own we can make electricity and save it by battery (new and upcoming?) to supply our own power teh community avoids brown outs if forced to cut coal energy use?
Wind Energy– another field the Oz Gov does not like cos it is Ugly! And Noisy? Yeah, so what about the kilometer wide holes in the ground we are left with from coal mining- are they gunna fill that up to get rid of the Ugliness? Nup. [‘they’ the miners or govs]
NBN in Oz– FTTP for broadband internet use at home is the obvious and best way to go, because to me, it is a little extra money,work and time. Every body will be happier, until a new breakthrough comes along of course. Singapore and Korea cannot have it all wrong the last few years- Oz is supposedly a first world country afterall.
Highways in Oz– the Princes Hwy Gippsland thru to NSW and probably to Sydney. Admittedly, not an expert on construction or the politics of it. But I do think that with all the space we have, getting rid of single lanes and building dual carriageways would pay off down later in many ways- less accidents, less time on the road etc etc. And it is nice country to drive through! And something else- why not move closer to place of work rather than travel on a packed roadway? And and and…
Public transport- I am in favour of public transport paid out of taxpayers money- what would a little bit more tax cost you?
Politics in Oz– a leader is down, long live the next… Until we don’t like it. A change at the moment looks fool hardy, but the pollies don’t get it. Nor the peple or media.
Taxes– In my opinion, I love a good road for the ambulance to get me when I need it in order to get me to a hospital for treatment by well trained medicos. If I never use it, so what? Like insurance, a ‘free’ health system paid for by ‘everybody’ will cost less overall- like buying groceries in bulk as well- got to be cheaper over time. Sooo- I don’t like the mantra at the moment that “the Oz Gov owes a fair bit, but taxes will be cut- Vote For Us!”. So where does that lead us? I don’t see the very well paid helping out- they will try to pay less if they can cos they are allowed! And another thing- I reckon nearly everyone in Oz probably has a large LED flatscreen TV and a near new car (like less than ten years old) in the drive way… people cannot afford a bit more tax? I think we can if society in Oz wants to keep up with some of the Jones’s overseas!
Drugs– apparently the authorities do ‘know who-what-when’ on the ICE problem and lesser proscribed substances problem but not how to stop it. Or not enough guts. Great, like when someone says to me when I am down the street- “See that guy? well…”. Rggh.
Housing– many years ago- a quarter acre house block [20x50m] was big enough for shelter and a small veggie patch with maybe a few chickens or a sheep (for the cooler/freeezer), enough for a family. Houses now are built nearly on top of each other! Why not build upwards? Just live on top of each other and save space for parks. [or roads?]
Trumptime. I reckon the US is on a losing streak there, from what the news reports and what I can understand…
Refugees- let them in or let the russians (ie they support the syrian regime…) have their way to cause an economic problem for the rest of the world… Just because there is no energy resources in some countries in the MidEast whereby a solution like an invasion would help the people there, is no excuse. Anymore. Some places are still not recovering after that tactic was tried. And just acquiring an acerage by force is not helpful either, look at you putin, shame!
ISIS- yech. I do agree with Abbootts slogan- well he would have one, like ‘they’re extremists.
Where I am at. Dunno. Not overly happy, not depressed, leaning both socialist and capitalist, what ya gunna do? I like freedom to travel, to vote, to pay taxes for health roads and defence, to enjoy what prosperity I have and try to share and/or leave some of it for society and descendents, to rant…