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EYE-BALL Opinion – Gillard’s Demise – Almost done –

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Latest ‘EYE-BALL Opinion’ Posts:


30th July – The Reasons for our Anger – we are living our own self-destruction –


– 18th July – Get Old and Get Sacked
– QLD Health Minister destroys careers –


– 3rd July – The Elephant in the Room – Gillard’s Police Investigation –


– 27th June – After the Fact: Will Gillard escape? Gillards Epitaph: Criminal or Feminist hero –


– 26th June – A Nation held to Ransom
– Gillard calls another spill and so the circus continues –


– 26th Jun – Independent Rob Oakeshott Quits
– His media release confirms what we all suspected –


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Title:
– Gillard’s Demise –
– Almost done –
| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 30th July 2013 |
The  combined efforts by many have helped see the demise of Gillard from our Parliamentary ranks.  Yet – the job is still not done –

For now those who fought for her removal can take a break and feel the satisfaction in their accomplishment.

Ms Gillard has abandoned her Victorian Home and her constituents and is moving herself back to South Australia – already packed and vacated well ahead of her parliamentary responsibilities.  It is so typical of how our democracy is no longer about the people but about the individual.

Can you see a football captain sacked quitting the team … perhaps not the ideal analogy … but the context is relevant.   Gillard was voted to represent the people who lived in her electorate – not to be the PM but to be representative of constituency.  Why has she deserted them and please don’t think that because an election is looming is a legitimate reason.

She will be provided with a parliamentary pension somewhere near $200k+, to go along with additional perks as an ex-PM to fund the rest of her life.

Her criminal past renders her as a person who should not be entitled to live off the public purse.

In the time since Gillard was replaced by Rudd – some 4 weeks ago – the political fortunes of the ALP have responded – another reason to congratulate the efforts over the last 30 odd months to have her removed.

But from this bloggers perspective it was not so much about the ALP v coalition – Gillard had a criminal past all ALP parliamentarians knew about yet they still elevated her to be our PM.   Those who fostered, schemed, lobbied, and voted for her promotion,  now have to deal with their own roles played in her elevation.   This should never have happened and those responsible all have to be made accountable.

There is too much invested in the AWU scandal and if Mr Rudd tries to make it go away, and the same for the Craig Thompson, Peter Slipper, and the Eddie Obeid corruption scandals, he will find his political revival will be short-lived.

Justice has to be served and seen to be served.  Our parliamentary system is constantly rorted by corrupt politician’s greasing their remunerations via expense account billing – all under a sense of entitlement.  It all has to be exposed.

The justice dished out to those who believe in this sense of entitlement has to be the equal of our courts, and more importantly because of the trust invested and extended to our leaders – any wrongdoing should carry harsher penalties.

If the AWU inquiry ‘goes’ away under a Rudd or Abbott Government, then a great injustice will have been served upon the Australian people.

 

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EYE-BALL Opinion – The Reasons for our Anger – we are living our own destruction …

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Latest ‘EYE-BALL Opinion’ Posts:


– 18th July – Get Old and Get Sacked
– QLD Health Minister destroys careers –


– 3rd July – The Elephant in the Room – Gillard’s Police Investigation –


– 27th June – After the Fact: Will Gillard escape? Gillards Epitaph: Criminal or Feminist hero –


– 26th June – A Nation held to Ransom
– Gillard calls another spill and so the circus continues –


– 26th Jun – Independent Rob Oakeshott Quits
– His media release confirms what we all suspected –


– 24th June  – The ALP Cocoon
– all Grubs infected with self-interest agendas and trying to spin their own survival agendas –


– 17th Jun – Our Leadership Betrayal – Entitlement should be earned, not assumed nor expected –


– 11th June – Julian Assange – An Interview worth Watching


– 6th Jun – True Leadership – Australia is still to experience it the way it was meant –


– 30th May – Revisiting the Past – A post some two years ago has relevance today ..


– 13th May – Just Stunningly Beautiful –
– Jackie Evancho
– With Talent like this there is always amazement … enjoy –


– 11th May – Budget 2013-14 – Wayne Swan about to deliver an ALP death notice


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Title:
– The Reasons for our Anger –
– we are living our own self-destruction –
| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 30th July 2013 |
The  efforts from within our society to fight the injustice and the tyranny by our leaders at Local Council, State and Federal Government levels is a frustrating and lonely road.   Most won’t even think about challenging the problem let alone speak out against it – yet the corruption within our Leader groups is what we most often ponder about.

It also includes how we feel about the private sector and how CEO’s and the like abuse their perks and make bonus’ that sicken the soul when revealed.

It even goes to how we ponder and feel about the outward signs from our neighbours, or the person you sit next to on a train, it is most often about why our own life is not blessed with what others appear to have.

We all know about the increasingly difficult struggle to make ends meet on a day-to-day basis, and that eternal question nags at us – why is it that everybody else seems to be making a better go of it?   The West has nothing to complain about when it comes to poverty and opportunity to better oneself.

The truth is are all in the same mortgage ‘trap’, those who don’t have one want one, and those who have one live every day not knowing whether the next day will be when it all falls apart.   To those I say – take a look at third world Nations and tell yourself you deserve a better, or an easier life.

The western world is asleep and oblivious to the hardships of real live being lived in distant lands.   Yet – western civilisation has lost sight of what life should really be about.  They live their lives day in and day out thinking they are happier and have the joyous rewards yet over time the battle has been lost and now all that remains is the anger at what they have to do to try to find happiness and joy.

The reality is that Western civilisation has lost the ability to enjoy life and the pursuit of financial independence has consume society.  Financial rewards has become the trigger we all think will make our lives happier and filled with joy.

They don’t understand that the more they struggle for it, the more it eludes them.  We are all in a life struggle we don’t really understand and have little awareness of.

The real struggle for life survival is in refugee camps, on the high seas, and amongst the ever increasing homeless … the world is getting darker and soon the lights we turn on at night to make us feel safer will dim, and we will all realise just how asleep we have become to what has really been happening all around us.

Real life and the survival of humanity is being played out in distant lands – out of sight and out of mind.  When it comes to our doorstep we will regret not getting involved.

When our society becomes dependent and at the mercy of military law, we will realise just how wrong we were to allow our Leaders to ‘dip their wicks’ and abuse their responsibilities over the last 50 odd years.

Public service should be about the struggle and want to do public good – not about the decadence and exuberances our Leaders believe they have entitlement to.

In the darkness fast approaching – a lone and despised voice speaks out – one might say a light shines in all that darkness and this voice of reason and accountability might be the voice we should at least listen to – a sample of that message is reproduced below:

Lack of transparency undermines our democracy


| Author: Julian Assange | Date: 25th July 2013 | Link to On-Line Story. |

THE federal parliament has received enormous attention in the past year not because of the eloquence of its debates but because the behaviour in its chambers and in its backrooms has been so Machiavellian that the world has looked on in amazement.

What has been even more disappointing has been the stealth with which our elected representatives have worked together (often across party lines) to pass laws without proper public consultation. In the past month alone Labor and the Coalition have come under fire for agreeing to remove several federal departments from the reach of the Freedom of Information Act.

Commentators argue that Australians are sick of the childish and bullying behaviour in Canberra but I think what Australians are really tired of is the way in which government in all its forms operates behind closed doors.

Whether it is superannuation entitlements for politicians or decisions about who should be prime minister, the doors in Canberra remain closed to the scrutiny of the average Australian.

The results are distrust and scepticism that anything enacted by the federal parliament is genuinely motivated by the wellbeing of all Australians.

According to classic notions of parliamentary government, the legislature imposes accountability on the executive government through legislation and inquiry. The original purpose of a parliamentary system is not only to represent voters but to ensure that the government is held to account for its actions between elections. This sort of accountability has been embarrassingly absent in Australian politics for years.

There is an implied assumption that all MPs should act in the interests of their electorate, but that doesn’t mean they do. The WikiLeaks Party will demand that the policies and legislation debated in the two houses will be the same debate that goes on elsewhere in the building.

One of the first actions of the WikiLeaks Party in the Senate would be to insist that there be full disclosure of the asylum-seeker arrangements with the Papua New Guinea government that Kevin Rudd announced last Friday, including host arrangements; the provision of resources and details of adequate medical and psycho-social health resources and personnel; the construct of the refugee claims review process and of subsequent judicial review; and of the conditions of resettlement for those whose applications are successful. Under the Migration Act 1958, Australia retains an obligation to Australia-bound asylum-seekers it may “transfer” to PNG. Considering PNG’s developing country status, the Australian government must disclose how it will assist PNG to financially support resettled refugees.

WikiLeaks Party’s core values of transparency, accountability and justice are the template against which we will examine any important issues for Australians: tax reform, asylum-seekers, climate-change policy and more. We will not accept legislation or government policy that is based on inaccurate, poorly disclosed or inadequate information. In this way our positions will always reflect fairness, good government policy and practice, and protecting the interests of all Australians.

True parliamentary democracy is a system that facilitates the obligation to dissent. The WikiLeaks Party recognises the need to scrutinise government activity and to defend the legislature against the executive government. We will stand as a constant reminder to MPs and senators that the proper function of the Senate is to be independent of the government of the day, something that has been forgotten in Canberra. The vigour of this scrutiny can be maintained only if the government does not hold a majority in the Senate.

The WikiLeaks Party is a party of investigation and oversight, at one with the Senate’s constitutional ideals. WLP senators will act as agents of independent oversight precisely because we are not a party of government, of factional deals, of big business or of the environmental lobby.

Our senators will seek to ensure that all legislation reflects the WLP values: transparency, accountability and justice.

Putting the WLP in the Senate is the same as putting Australia’s best investigative journalists in the Senate. That is what the dishonest Canberra establishment fears most.

Julian Assange, founder of the WikiLeaks Party, is a federal Senate candidate for Victoria.

Sorry if the intro was a bit graphic – but the despair all around us cannot be disputed.

Whilst new PM Mr Rudd and Opposition would be PM Mr Abbott joust for political gain, positive media coverage, and the hearts and minds of the voters – those who are sceptics and cynics to the future of democracy focus on the greater evils.

An award-winning documentary that is a must watch for everyone titled:

“Decadence Decline of the Western World” linked here – the bit-torrent download link provided here …

… presents a luminous scenario as to why western civilisation has become such a struggle – why the last 50 years our society has given in to the excess of the seven deadly sins, and become the basis for our existence.  Those sins represent the decadence our society now represents and the future holds no bounds for misery and misfortune.

If we are to be brutally honest with ourselves those seven deadly sins have become the norm in how we live our lives … taken over our purpose and the way we live – they are –

All of these exuberances have played their part in the demise of past and historic civilisations, i.e. Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and the like – and are most of the reasons why the current 300 odd years of our current Western civilisation finds itself in the death throes of a new and historic era change.

The greatest concern is that we have not realised we are the designers and masters of our own destruction.  We alone are responsible – just as Rome became decadent in its last days, so has western civilisation and just as they did in the demise of the Romans – these things always end badly.

Be it the GFC and its ongoing crisis management lurching us further and further toward the abyss, or the doomsday forecasts about climate change and environmental destruction, to the demise and division of a muslim verses christianity holy crusade that has been a backdrop for over 2000 years, the summary is that there is no one, or no group of people who have the answers to fix the problems the world faces today.

It is unfixable given the ego’s involved and the history of conflict that runs so deep within those Nations – Nations that were largely decided in post WWI and WWII carve ups.

The current era of Western civilisation started around the time of America’s discovery – people flooded the new world looking for escape and opportunity.  I ask – where can one now go to do the same thing?  There is nowhere where new frontiers are to be discovered unless we talk of off planet or beneath the oceans.

We are forever stuck and tied to what is about to follow – and that only seems fair given that we are all responsible for the mess we have made.

Please – try to watch the doco via the links provided – it truly will open your eyes …

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EYE-BALL Opinion – Get Old and Get Sacked – QLD Health Minister destroys careers –

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Latest ‘EYE-BALL Opinion’ Posts:


– 3rd July – The Elephant in the Room – Gillard’s Police Investigation –


– 27th June – After the Fact: Will Gillard escape? Gillards Epitaph: Criminal or Feminist hero –


– 26th June – A Nation held to Ransom
– Gillard calls another spill and so the circus continues –


– 26th Jun – Independent Rob Oakeshott Quits
– His media release confirms what we all suspected –


– 24th June  – The ALP Cocoon
– all Grubs infected with self-interest agendas and trying to spin their own survival agendas –


– 17th Jun – Our Leadership Betrayal – Entitlement should be earned, not assumed nor expected –


– 11th June – Julian Assange – An Interview worth Watching


– 6th Jun – True Leadership – Australia is still to experience it the way it was meant –


– 30th May – Revisiting the Past – A post some two years ago has relevance today ..


– 13th May – Just Stunningly Beautiful –
– Jackie Evancho
– With Talent like this there is always amazement … enjoy –


– 11th May – Budget 2013-14 – Wayne Swan about to deliver an ALP death notice


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– Get Old and Get Sacked –
– QLD Health Minister destroys careers –
| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 18th July 2013 |
The  QLD Government has taken career opportunity to new lengths when it agreed with a policy to sack long-term and experience nursing staff to make way for raw and new graduates.

Read story below:

Experienced nurses axed to make way for graduates in Metro North restructure


| Author: Janelle Miles | Date: 18th July 2013 | Link to On-Line Story. |

DOZENS of experienced nurses will be axed from northside Brisbane hospitals to make way for unemployed graduates.

Nurses have received letters signed by Metro North Health’s Nursing and Midwifery Services executive director Lesley Fleming outlining the changes, to take effect from July 31.

“As part of the consultation process we will address likely effects of the changes on employees, including number and category of employees likely to be dismissed,” the letter said.

Documents supplied to the Queensland Nurses Union indicate up to 140 full-time experienced bedside nurses, out of about 3500, will lose their jobs under the restructure.

Hospitals affected include the Royal Brisbane and Women’s, Prince Charles, Redcliffe, Caboolture and Kilcoy.

The restructure will make way for the employment of 140 graduate nurses.

Queensland Nurses Union secretary Beth Mohle said the restructure, and loss of experienced registered nurses, came on top of more than 350 nursing redundancies in Metro North since the election of the Newman Government in March last year.

“It’s absolutely outrageous,” she said. “Our phones have been running hot with distressed nurses contacting us.

“This is just totally unacceptable. We need to find a solution for employing new graduates, as we’ve been saying for some time, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of experienced registered nurses who have done nothing but give loyal and hardworking service.”

A spokesman for Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the minister endorsed the strategies Metro North Health had put in place the ensure the long-term viability of the nursing profession through providing opportunities for graduate nurses.

Metro North Health was contacted for comment.

This decision boggles the mind – the wealth of experience and knowledge lost in those 140 positions can never be recovered – how many mistakes will now be made with patients because of the loss of that experience.

Then there is the realisation that careers now end on someone elses decision – how does 140 experience nurses start a new career or placement when Government Health funding is beyond its limits. The chances of these displaced nurses getting similar employment have to be poor – particularly when Government policy is to replace experienced and long-term employees with raw an inexperience graduates.

This story is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to stupidity within Government – politicians in positions to make these types of dumb decisions need to be exposed and made accountable for the decisions made.   How can a decision like this be justified?

If there are no nursing positions available for new Graduates – why do honest hard-working nurses need to be sacked to make way for raw recruits?  This is an abomination of a decision and needs to be fought at every opportunity – else all ages workers will be on the scrap heap as other Departments and Employers take their que from this policy.

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EYE-BALL Opinion – Just Stunningly Beautiful – Jackie Evancho – With Talent like this there is amazement … enjoy –

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Latest ‘EYE-BALL Opinion’ Posts:


– 11th May – Budget 2013-14 – Wayne Swan about to deliver an ALP death notice


– 8th May – Truthful and Honest Government – the expectation of a Nation as opposed to – Corrupted integrity and Dishonest Government –


– 6th May – Gillard’s Real Problem – a truthful expose on her past deeds –


– 5th May – The Drugs in Sport Scandal – it’s not about the DRUGS – it never was …


– 5th May – Free-to-Air TV and NRL Broadcasts – it’s definitely not about pleasing the fans –


– 4th May – Truth and Clarity of facts count – the real cost of Gillards asylum seeker policy –


– 27th Apr – Gillard’s long walk of shame is almost nigh – her past is about to catch up with her …


– 25th Apr – Prime Minister “JEZEBEL” – Does she deserve the Respect of the People? –


– 24th Apr – The Australian’s Hedley Thomas & Friends – Still hunting down Gillard over the AWU Scandal –


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– Just Stunningly Beautiful –
– Jackie Evancho –
– With Talent like this there is always amazement … enjoy –
| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 13th May 2013 |
So much of what is presented on this site is serious and confronting – below are a series of YouTube presentations that will change you view on just about anything.   Thankyou Colin S. for sharing this precious gem of a voice.

If you don’t get goosebumps listening to this angelic voice then you are cold inside. I confess to tears and a overwhelming sense of emotion … it encapsulated me and I felt transported. I just could not get enough and went searching for more.

I decided to share this experience and I hope that if you have never heard of Jackie before, this offering will do to you what it did to me.

Listen and enjoy …

After hearing and watching this performance I went looking for more …

It all started here …

Enjoy the rest and marvel at a voice that can change a life …

This has 46 individual videos – play them individually by visiting the YouTube website and watch and listen there … linked here

This clip has 38 individual videos – some duplicated … play them individually by visiting the YouTube website and watch and listen there … linked here

Below are some other special moments:


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EYE-BALL’s Herman on – Atheism …

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Links to Previous ‘Herman’ Posts:


– 12th Nov – Hegemony


– 2nd Nov – A March early Federal election


– 25th Oct – Energy Debate – CPI Shocks the analysts – Rod Sims finally arrives like a Knight in Shining armour


– 22nd Oct – 2012 Overture – Halloween – Glass half full


– 3rd Oct – 2012 Overture: Twiggy – a metaphor for wafer thin margins … RBA further stimulates economy surprising the stock market!


– 2nd Oct – The All Ordinaries is a totally misleading index and Australia’s lack of domestic Savings!


– 18th Sept – A Microcosm of Our Democracy – Auburn City Council elections.


– 28th Aug – – 2012 Overture – The Northern Fall (Autumn) –


– 17th Aug:  – A Political Alternative – Australian Community Party –


– 6th Aug:   – Shang Yang’s good governance – or is it good faith?


21st July:   –  Micro Economics – Thoughts and opinions on the Energy Debate!!!


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– Atheism –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Herman O’Hermitage | 17th Jan 2013 |
The word atheist is from the Greek word atheos See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism.

Essentially to believe in no after life, no master supernatural being(s). No heaven, no hell, no purgatory, no vestal virgins, no St Peter, no Pearly gates or Valhalla. Utopia is an ideal, Hell is here in worldly existence – i.e. life.Gnostic is crudely the opposite. From the Greek term gnosis meaning knowledge. Through Christianity Gnostic has become distorted to believe in the knowledge of the holy Catholic deities.  I tend to reject the fact that it requires total acceptance of the catholic deities.

Most strictly Agnostic means not knowing what to believe.

Friedrich Nietzsche 1840 – 1900 – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche, a philosopher, studied and advanced nihilism, “when you rule out a god how does that effect scientific knowledge”. In the words of Imagine by John Lennon;

Imagine there’s no heaven,

It’s easy if you try,

No hell below us,

Above us only sky,

Imagine all the people living for today, …

In the second verse Lennon goes on to address the greatest criticism of Nietzsche, being labelled an anti-Semitic, and becoming very questioned therefore unfashionable after Nuremberg and the collapse of Nazism, more specifically the holocaust.

In Manning Clark’s book ‘A Short History of Australia’ he calls Captain Arthur Phillip an atheist. In Tom Keneally’s book ‘A Commonwealth of Thieves’, he labels Phillip as agnostic. Too often those terms are interchangeable. Only the late Artie Phillip could possibly elucidate us on what his personal philosophy was.

We can only really pass assessment on Governor Arthur Phillip’s deeds in establishing and pioneering the NSW colony to know better. There is little doubt that he saw Anglican Chaplain of the 1st Fleet Richard Johnson’s part in the convict settlement as a morals coach to a gathering of recalcitrant and transients fallen into felony. There is also little doubt that Governor Phillip did all within his power to make the colony a success, and after NSW chased position and title.

The current Prime Minister is often labelled an atheist. Is that self confessed, I am unsure! This web site has called her an atheist.

Biologist Richard Dawkins loves to call himself an atheist and does so to besmirch those who take the bible or any other meta-physics so literally. It is an argument that I do not really care for. I accept Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest, and evolution, and much prefer it to Genesis 1.1. Yet I can’t emphatically state much about Big Bang Theory. What was there before Big Bang? Did Big Bang start Time?

What really annoys me is to hear (too often) in America, “And may God Bless America”. It is so tribal. We all are in our own way tribal, but let us go back to John Lennon’s Imagine, Imagine there’s no countries! It is oft Quoted Jesus said love one another as I have loved you!

Humanity front and central!

The indigenous of Australia and Torres Strait belief that they are part of the earth, Mother Nature. That I find most agreeable save for the fact the evolution of society has been dependent on various scientific progressions which has led to mishaps. Generally termed cause and effect, but in other philosophies cause and effect, could be called Karma or action and reaction.

Do we aspire to a nomadic lifestyle? Most would choose creature comforts.

So too will we come to pass judgement in time all others besides Governor Phillip by their deeds. The cause and effect.

A week ago in group conversation, I used the phrase, “Our Prime Minister”. Within that group, one quickly quipped “she is not my Prime Minister”, and the conversation quickly switched to a small meeting of Right wing forces. Like “John Howard was my man”.

I believe in changing governments. In a 2 party system it is the only way to achieve balance.

I was in disbelief in 2004 when John Howard was re elected after having committed our troops to firstly Afghanistan then Iraq. In hindsight, Australian’s were euphoric with prosperity. Their feeling of well being in economic prosperity was greater than their fear of violence begets violence.

The rest is history and with the absolute control of both houses Australia went on to get Workchoices. By 2007 Workchoices had sufficiently undermined that economic prosperity of the electorate, to focus on other issues like those unwinnable wars, rising casualty factor, a party at war between Howard and Costello, Howard would not move on, and so on.

Howard’s Government led by God fearing individuals, put our soldiers in harm’s way, but more than that have invoked the wrath of the Muslim World, often third world. After the Sari nightclub incident where 88 Aussies holidaymakers lost their lives (amongst others), there was conjecture the bombers were motivated by revenge against Western forces (the coalition of the willing).

Jihad is loosely explained within the 10 commandments. On Moses’ famous tablets Commandment VI is loosely translated “thou shall not kill” Commandment VII is “Thou shall not commit adultery”. For some the translation of “Thou shall not covet thy neighbour’s wife” might be more palatable. Commandment VIII is “Thou shall not steal”. So Mohamed is believed to have derived the caveat to the VI Commandment, you can kill to protect your wife and children, your property, or your state. [In this instance, State should possibly be interpreted as faith]. Include Commandment II about false idols and blasphemy and you tend to better understand  Islamic Law. Moses further went on to set out in Deuteronomy I and II great detail of these crimes and their subsequent punishment. E.g. stoning of adulterous women and casting off adulterous men into the wilderness. Muslims hold Jesus to be the 8th of the 9 great prophets. (Moses being another) Therefore they are not labelled atheist but more like barbaric or extreme. Often terrorist. What is terror? Fear, but I fear many things before death.

I postulate this is the real concept underlying all of this. Atheist or Agnostic are descriptors often used to demonise or vilify. I tend to consider my postulations enlightened. Maybe that is unchecked egotism. Socrates essentially believed that all rational argument ultimately collapses on its own flawed argument.

The Buddhists have a prayer that goes;

I go for refuge until I am awakened,

To the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,

Through my practice of generosity and the other perfections,

May I become a Buddha for the sake of all sentient beings,

 

As always, believing in sanity is itself insanity.

Have a peaceful and productive 2013.

May the naked find clothing, the hungry find food, may the thirsty find water, and delicious drink. Make the poor find wealth, those weak with sorrow find joy, may the forlorn find hope, constant happiness and prosperity.

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EYE-BALL’s Harry’ Growl on – Jenny Macklin – Joins Swan as another ALP Fu_kwit – Claims she can live on the Newstart allowance –

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Latest ‘Harry’s Growl’ Posts:


– 20th Dec – Wayne Swan – His backflip on the 2012-13 Surplus – Makes him the Fu_kwit of all Fu_kwits –


– 16th Dec – Lenore Taylor – Chief Political Correspondent for the SMH  – Part II
– A correspondent pushing her own political agenda  –


– 15th Dec – Lenore Taylor – Chief Political Correspondent for the SMH  – A correspondent with her own political agenda  –


– 14th Dec – Gillard’s Gutter Mouth – The dishonour she does to the office of the Prime Minister –


– 3rd Dec – The GREENS – Leader Milne has her head in the sand –


– 28th Nov – The Dogs have their BONE Part II – The Wilson Interview and how it reflects on Gillard –


– 27th Nov – The Dogs have their BONE Part I – Gillard’s kicked them out the house –


– 23rd Nov – The ALP and Obeid Train Wreck  – is it meant to distract from Gillard & the AWU Scandal –


– 22nd Nov – Gunfights at the OK Corral: Misandry v Misogyny – GILLARD v Ralph BLEWITT – GILLARD v Hedley THOMAS – GILLARD v Mike SMITH – GILLARD v Larry PICKERING – GILLARD v ALP Caucus – GILLARD v All Australians …


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Title:
– Jenny Macklin –
– Joins Swan as another ALP Fu_kwit –
– Claims she can live on the Newstart allowance –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 1st Jan 2013|
The ‘ugly’ duckling of Gillards ‘handbag brigade’ has made a boast that makes her ‘idiot’ of the new year.

When questioned about whether she could live on the ‘dole’, video capture has her boldly telling the world ‘yes she could‘.

The new changes to single mother pensions comes into effect today with mothers being forced onto the newstart allowance if their youngest child has turned 8 years old.

Read her story below and watch the video.

I could live on the dole, says Families Minister Jenny Macklin


| Author: Daily Telegraph | Date: Dec 20th, 2012 | Link to On-Line Story. |

Click here to view Video: has Macklin answering a direct question about whether she can live on the ‘dole’.

A MINISTER’S answer that she could live on the dole has been marked as “inaudible” in the official transcript from her office, despite the crystal-clear video.

From today parents will move from the parenting payment to Newstart in what federal Families Minister Jenny Macklin says is aimed at getting people back to work. About 84,000 single parents will be affected.

For parents in a relationship, the changes come into force when their youngest turns six.

It will save the budget $728 million over four years, but welfare groups say it will lead to more people falling into poverty.

When asked today Ms Macklin said she would be able to live on the dole.

“I could, and of course we understand that what’s important for people who are unemployed is that we do everything possible to help people get work,” she said.

“That’s the whole focus of this government – to do everything we can to help people to get into work and that’s what we’re doing with these single parents as well.”

But when her office issued a transcript of the press conference, the question – and answer – were marked as “inaudible”.

You can make up your own mind with the video above.

The Minister’s office has been contacted for comment in regards to the transcript.

Ms Macklin said the changes to the single parenting payments were aimed at getting parents back into work.

“What we have found as a result of the changes made in 2006, we have seen more and more single parents going back to work and of course the more that people go back to work the better.

“Unfortunately we have far too many children growing up in families where nobody is working. We want to do everything we possibly can to support families to go out to work and hold down a job.”

A person living on the dole receives $246 a week.

As a Cabinet Minister, Ms Macklin earns $6321 a week.

Ms Macklin was speaking at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne, where she visited new and future parents to celebrate the start of Dad and Partner Pay.

From today, eligible working dads and same-sex partners will receive two weeks of government-funded pay at the national minimum wage – currently about $606 per week before tax, for children born or adopted.

Will Enzinger, a self-employed equestrian coach, whose partner Emily Anker is expecting to give birth by caesarean section tomorrow, said the payment would allow him to take time off for the birth without having stress about money.

“Just to be there to support and do it together, it is a great opportunity,” he said. “It will be a big help.”

What was this idiot Minister thinking – she and her guests would have spent the value of the newstart allowance on their Xmas lunch – perhaps it may have covered the alcohol cost … or the prawns … or part of the cost of a gift she gave one of her siblings …

How dare she slag of in a meaningless statement … have her prove she can live on the Newstart allowance for a three-month period without her credit cards, or savings … have her find accommodation within a newstart allowance budget and live in those conditions.

Her boast is an empty statement as empty as her credentials to remain as a Minister.

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Title:
– Climate Change & The Human Factor  –
– The Silent Debate nobody wants to talk about –
| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 27th Dec 2012 |
There has been trillions of words written on the human impact on climate change – yet the amount of words written about a ceiling on a sustainable level for a global human population could fit on a small flash drive.

For as long as this EYE-BALL site has been up and running – the Carbon-Tax ‘fix’ to the climate-change debate has been taken to task.

All the talk about ‘human-cause’ and the remedy debate used in the ‘carbon-tax’ policy, leading to the $trillion’s to be spent on ‘clean-energy’ in the coming decades has almost fooled everybody, yet not those who think outside the square.

The OECD has a report titled – Outlook for 2050‘ – the full report is linked here – a short summary of some of the top-sheet findings in the report are presented below:

The Consequences of Inaction – Key Facts and Figures include:

  1. Socioeconomic Developments:
  • World population is expected to increase from 7 billion today to over 9 billion in 2050. A growing population is likely to increase pressures on the natural resources that supply energy and food.
  • World GDP is projected to almost quadruple by 2050, despite the recent recession.
  • Average GDP growth rates are projected to slow gradually in the coming decades in China and India. While Africa will remain the poorest continent, it is projected to see the world’s highest economic growth rate between 2030 and 2050.
  • Over a quarter of population in OECD countries is projected to be over 65 years of age in 2050 compared to about 15% today. China and India are also likely to see significant population ageing, with China’s workforce actually shrinking by 2050.
  • Cities are likely to absorb the total world population growth between 2010 and 2050. By 2050, nearly 70% of the world population is projected to be living in urban areas.
  1. Energy and Land Use

By 2050, without new policies…

  • A world economy four times larger than today is projected to need 80% more energy in 2050 without new policy action.
  • Global energy mix in 2050 will not differ significantly from today, with the share of fossil energy at about 85%, renewables including biofuels just over 10%, and the balance nuclear. The BRIICS are projected to become major energy users, increasing their reliance on fossil fuels.
  • To feed a growing population with changing dietary preferences, agricultural land is projected to expand globally in the next decade to match the increase in food demand, but at a diminishing rate. A substantial increase in competition for scarce land is expected in the coming decades.
  1. Climate Change:

By 2050, without new policies…

  • Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions projected to increase by 50%, primarily due to a 70% growth in energy-related CO2 emissions.
  • The atmospheric concentration of GHGs could reach 685 parts per million (ppm) CO2- equivalents by 2050. As a result, global average temperature is projected to be 3 degrees celsius to 6 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, exceeding the internationally agreed goal of limiting it to 2 degrees celsius.
  • The GHG mitigation actions pledged by countries in the Cancún Agreements at the United Nations Climate Change Conference will not be enough to prevent the global average temperature from exceeding the 2 degrees celsius threshold, unless very rapid and costly emission reductions are realised after 2020. They are more in line with a 3 degrees celsius increase.

It then highlights what will happen if inaction is the course of action adopted:

What if we act…

  • It makes environmental and economic sense. The Outlook suggests that global carbon pricing sufficient to lower GHG emissions by nearly 70% in 2050 compared to the Baseline scenario and limit GHG concentrations to 450 ppm would slow economic growth by only 0.2 percentage points per year on average. This would cost roughly 5.5% of global GDP in 2050. This pales alongside the potential cost of inaction on climate change, which some estimate could be as high as 14% of average world consumption per capita.
  • Carbon pricing can raise revenues. If the emission reduction pledges that industrialised countries indicated in the Cancún Agreements were to be implemented through carbon taxes or cap-andtrade schemes with fully auctioned permits, the fiscal revenues could amount to over 0.6% of their GDP in 2020, i.e. more than USD 250 billion.
  • Delaying action is costly. Delayed or only moderate action up to 2020 (such as implementing the Copenhagen/Cancún pledges only, or waiting for better technologies to come on stream) would increase the pace and scale of efforts needed after 2020. It would lead to 50% higher costs in 2050 compared to timely action, and potentially entail higher environmental risk.
  • Reform fossil fuel subsidies. Support to fossil fuel production and use amounted to between USD 45-75 billion per annum in recent years in OECD countries. Developing and emerging economies provided over USD 400 billion in fossil fuel consumer subsidies in 2010 according to IEA estimates (IEA).
  • OECD Outlook simulation shows that phasing out fossil fuels subsidies in developing countries could reduce by 6% global energy-related GHG emissions, provide incentives for increased energy efficiency and renewable energy and also increase public finance for climate action. However, fossil fuel subsidy reforms should be implemented carefully while addressing potential negative impacts on households through appropriate measures.

EYE-BALL Comment:

It amazes that even a ‘think-tank’ like the OECD has not raised the most obvious of issues in its synopsis as presented above – if population is the cause of expected further climate change influence and so many other socioeconomic complications for the planet – why is there no debate on a population ceiling for the planet?

They themselves talk of the ‘carbon-tax’ remedy …

Where is the forecast predictions on what an unrestrained verses a restrained population growth has on the climate change debate?

No politician talks about this – Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has been given several opportunities to respond to this type of logic in the past, yet no response has ever been received.  This post will be sent to Mr Combet and the Opposition Climate Change spokesperson,  Mr Greg Hunt, again looking for a response.

Further OECD key highlights continue via this link – and are well worth the read.

But I ask you to think upon the core issue behind all the climate change promoters who think it caused by human influence – not one of them has prompted any debate on a planet population ceiling … that must drive the though process in asking why not – how can anyone blame humans for the climate change influence when the remedies proposed have no debate on control over population growth?

The only logical conclusion can be the weakness in Global Leadership to raise the population ceiling debate at any forum.  The alternative is the acceptance of the new tax’s collected from any climate change reversal measures – it would seem these tax collects are more important and needed Government revenues than finding a long-term solution based on the cause of the problem.


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