Monday, September 30, 2013

Elysian Plain and journey's end outside Broadmeadow rail station.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Football fans and half of their fleet of buses waiting to take them to Sydney, maybe 50 buses or coaches. 
Gladys (Berejiklian) you could do better, think green, and organize a train service for the event.  Burn less fossil fuel.

GO THE KNIGHTS! The finals draw near. 

The XPT is a more sustainable way to travel.  Look at all the fossil fuel being carted around in the tanker outside on the highway.
Yesterday's scientific report on climate change tells it as it is. Cut carbon now!
Then the train on a viaduct cast a shadow. Viaduct - that's my word for it.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Taree and bushfire.

Would the XPT get through?  The 'smoke signals' were no good.  Could be touch and go. But we made it south.
Ships passing in the night. A goods train and container.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

How can one make a little on the Aussie dollar while it is having another ralley today?  Travel to Europe or the US is one means of taking advantage of it although one risks getting shot at in some quarters with all those firearms in the community.
There are Travel cards but the buy back rate is not good enough for when the dollar eventually falls again -  assuming the US does actually recover and the 'Bot doesn't send us into recession. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Run wild run free.
Abbott government.  Why do I feel less safe and less secure?  Threatened. It is only imagination.
Reactionary red necks in both state and federal spheres and in the pervasive Murdoch press here we go right back to the past.
Give us a break - safe and secure, responsible and staid government - just what I wanted.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Yeah no. We are supposed to be on the verge of the great leap forward.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Democracy?  I see evidence that voting decisions are based on vibes meaning some nebulous thing that is latched onto. Policies and achievements don't count with the masses. People remain impervious to the messages from stacks and stacks of media.  It is amazing to observe.

Ours is a post modern election.  All the usual policies are on the go, it has all been done before. The real scope exists for higher order ambitions.

In the meantime let the unthinking, self-centered, self-complacent, insular voters invoke Howard years and vote against a  prosperous renewable future; stand against carbon trading;
turn their back on climate change - not only turn their back but rubbish it;
gladly see foreign aid cut - at least our highly successful economy has the right priorities they say - and agree to squander the aid on punishing refugees invoking Ruddoch. Good one! It is back to the past.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Suburban grandeur

...a liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment...

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

"Australians all let us rejoice"  No yes I say the country IS safe, is secure,
the economy is STRONG,
there is no EMERGENCY on our borders,
we have highways, we have carbon trading, we have a mining tax,
etc etc etc,  we have the makings of the best ever national broadband,
and just who is without DEBT? - it is all GOOD, the rhetoric is misplaced.

Well, I guess, unlike the old world, here we are in the phase of development evenso there must be more to life than the new highways and city express ways that figure in the political promises?
More cars more road transport and more carbon. More global warming.
Not even a slight nod to climate change, no carbon trading. References to Howard. So last century.
Economy as the be all and the end all of everything while we live in wonderful prosperity relative to this and that.
These politicians are the clever people, not me - give us a hint of complexity and imagination and culture.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ladies first!  Wish my attention wasn't drawn to the way we use the word ladies while women is what's intended. Now I keep noticing it - ladies...the ladies will sing such and such.  Is it the word has a connotation, is not neutral.  We dont hear gentlemen in a similar way - Gentlemens shed... gentlemen singers...gentlemens ladies now now...
the apostrophe gives trouble on this keyboard

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Where is everyone heading? Newcastle Beach. Then the shadows from the multi story blocks begin early afternoon. Incidentally, the cafe was closed that summer's in winter day.
One computer went to e-waste. I liked the computer, it usually did what I wanted despite having a very tiny laughable amount of ram or whatever. At times it came to trying the safe mode and strange data to 'break into the system. You would need an old style computer to try and use dos that I wanted to try and there was one of those. As if.
Too late, ABC radio had a program from North America about the interest that exists in staying with an e-device that they feel at home with, of avoiding change for change sake, of the stacks of suspect e-waste that evolves and pollutes, of sites devoted to how to repair stuff and of test runs, of how the move to thinner lighter construction leads to breakage and glue is put in use that prevents opening the device and more and more it goes on.