Monthly Archives: June 2012

Food For Thought #12: And Now For Something Completely Different!


The Federal Parliamentary debacle on the Asylum Seeker issue and the obvious self-serving nature of our Liberal, Labor, Green and Independent politicians, has reached a stage where, being so angry with these dills, I had started typing in CAPITALS and … Continue reading

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En Passant #6: Paul Keating, I Wish I Had Said That!


It was ex Labor Prime Minister Paul Keating at his usual vitriolic best while speaking at the Eureka Report Congress in Melbourne last week. Germany’s Angela Merkel was; ‘intellectually limited and taking the whole world down’.  Julia Gillard’s Labor government; … Continue reading

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The Rant #11: Oh Little Electron, Why Art Thee So Costly?


It was presented with little or no fanfare, and left with barely a squeak from the media.  What was this fanfareless squeak you might ask?  It was the report prepared by CME for the Energy Users Association of Australia, entitled; … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #11: Craig Thomson And Australians – Are We Really Like This?


The headline in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH, June 4) read:  ‘Majority has no sympathy for Thomson’.  The story reported the results of a Fairfax/Nielsen poll of 1400 people related to what they thought about the treatment of Craig Thomson … Continue reading

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En Passant #5: Ahh Retirement! Wouldn’t It Be Nice If We Actually Could.


It’s always interesting to see life from another’s perspective, isn’t it?  Steve Tobak (Business Network Australia Report  June 4) provided some insight into working careers and retirement (well semi-retirement really).  He suggested that there are ten signs that you’ve either … Continue reading

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