Friday, June 27, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
This could be a perfect day for airing and washing doonas and blankets. Brisk and chilly but sunny. Could have prepared for winter before this - better later than never!
Spell check on this site can't deal with the word doonas. What's needed is a local edition of spell check.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Try to select an old greeting card and see that from even age one upwards the cards are categorized into male and female with all the usual topics that are supposedly associated with gender.
Dichotomy- look at toys, offerings for girls are typically small, sickly pink and coy and pretty useless- the same with girls clothing, kids clothing specifically targets gender.
Another point is that of increasing our consumerism by needing two of everything.
For African Drum & Dance see www.jamojamoarts.com.au
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Give us a break - radio interviews in which a person relates everything about themselves, me... me... me. They are familiar with every term for every problem there is.
They seem totally competent and successful yet rave on about their insecurities. Have the scales tipped too far?
If we were ignorant about a personality problem before, well, that won't last long and will probably be followed up with self diagnosis and successfully adopted.
Normal is on a broad spectrum. Probably.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A local doctor is to go to Fiji to work on a surge in Dengue Fever because a new strain of Dengue has been a serious problem there.
The incidence of Dengue is growing mostly in the warmer countries. Is spread by female mosquitoes and is flu like and can be fatal.
This month in Townsville, mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that prevents the mosquito from transmitting the disease have been unleashed in a trial according to ABC news.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Lower image: No 1 BOS furnace under construction. Newcastle 1962. Drives can be seen on either side of the trunnion ring, with the water-cooled hood above.
BOS or basic oxygen steelmaking was an innovation using pure oxygen under high pressure to charge the furnace with oxygen and with hot metal from a ladle and with scrap steel from the opposite sides of the working floor. Steel production was increased a whole lot.
from Giant Strides 1965 BHP Publicity Dept.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 09, 2014
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Imagine projects that would enrich our lives, just imagine worthwhile cultural, educational and recreational ambitions. A spare half a billion dollars to spend in our area and all we hear about is rail and road stuff. Is that all there is? Have we lost all inspiration?
Friday, June 06, 2014
Lately we hear from the government ''as a tax payer you are paying for a university education for Joe Blogs.... the tax payer does not want their taxes wasted on unemployed youth or whatever.... these are words that breed bad attitudes.
Revenue is for the common good, it is the common wealth. Not so much about your taxes.
Unbounded potential to get ahead is possible. Not good enough to do a simple days work but double that. Forget about work and life balance. Self first. Out for what you can get. Often a wife accepts any and everything on her own shoulders so that partner wins all.
No wonder penalty rates have become old fashioned and under threat. Who needs predictable recreation times and extended family life if it stands in the way of success.
Total dedication to extended work hours seriously underminds work conditions, raises the bar and increases the cost of living for the entire community - food, housing, education.
A leading politician said his father, who began with nothing, worked, was it, 24 hours a day. Not for some adequate comfortable return but for quite considerable wealth for the son. So that is the template, the outstanding example to cast before the electorate in this sink or swim budget in the lucky country.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
UGL (Goninins) at Broadmeadow, where the above loco is pictured, does work on trains from the ground up. Often, contracts go to overseas fabricators which makes no sense.