Wednesday, July 31, 2019

 Unemployment benefits have not been increased for decades.  Rightly, 'everyone' agrees the payments should be increased.
 Afterall, the benefit and pension payments are an economic stimulous.  Generally, the money is not saved, it all goes on goods and services and helps the basic economy.
  Generally, the money does not go on amazing items that cause inflation, (what's that?) and all the spendings stay in this country.
 An increase in the amount of benefits is long overdue.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Displayed outdoors, at that, in front of a furniture dealer selling used 'treasures'.  There's always a surprise in store. Provenance counts but funnily the sales person thought these were from a Christian church!
Beautiful imported ornate marble table and chairs were exceptional another time, for a certain ostentatious setting. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

No distance from the very main street of Broken Hill and the railway is a 'mountain' of tailings where mining for silver and lead began in 1895.  Broken Hill is in the far west of the state.
The multinational company BHP is now among the largest there is.
Believe it or not, in London, the company's chief has acknowledged the threat of climate change and the need for drastic action to lower emissions. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Strangler fig.  This one was left standing in a park.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

 Fish Market images. All those eyes....other animal like.  . 

 The reactions to vegan activists has been massive with them viewed as the worst of the worst.  Are we so ignorant that various matters must be completely suppressed in case we are led astray as if we lack all judgement?  And other matters other than veganism.
 We can well manage to hear positive reactions without being influenced into becoming rural anarchists. Without trivialising the actions, they could be seen in the light of an ambit claim, as a reminder of the consequences of our consumption of certain products that are not carbon neutral and lead us to consider what we eat and whether or not it will go round an expanding global population. Enlightened leaders would welcome us focus on the issues.  

Some splendid tropical species from North Queensland were soon snapped up....