Friday, 25 June 2010

One thing that came clear over Rudd's demise...

Democracy is an illusion.

Here's the definition:

n., pl., -cies.
1. Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives.
2. A political or social unit that has such a government.
3. The common people, considered as the primary source of political power.
4. Majority rule.
5. The principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community.

How much of that fits the profile of the last week?.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

You know we've moved forward when... Asian asylum seeker born-again-Muslim transvestite with an Indigenous Father and Caucasian Mum gets VOTED PM. Until then, it's Brutus Match-Head as the Fed Boss.

REALLY hope Sir Wing Nut Dicktogs wins in the looming election. Just so I can incessantly fire shots at Chaz. PLEEEEEASE let that happen.

Moko predictions of Brutus Match-Head?. Sell out on asylum seeking and the tax for YOUR resources. I hope Kev left a thumb tack on her office chair.

I still think he had time to declare war on Indonesia before he signed off. Take THAT yer Jodie Foster lookalike...

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Who SAID the Taliban were dreary FKRS?

IT seems we've been misunderstanding the Taliban for a LONG time. I always thought they were completely allergic to anything colourful and their women generally are on the receiving end of the worst of it. How wrong I was.

Just in the last week the ADF in conjunction with the ANA gave the Taliban a good old fashioned 'gutter-stomp'. In the clean up they found THIS:

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YEEEEEAH, PIMPED OUT WEAPONS. I particularly like the blued folding stocks and pistol grips. Rather fetching. CHECK OUT THE RPG's AT THE TOP.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

In the headlines..

Lost it over this one on Twitter....

@BreakingNews: American hunting Osama bin Laden with a gun detained in northern Pakistan - AP

Puma, you on holidays buddy?. ;o)

Edit. But wait, there's a an update...

US man arrested in Pakistan with a sword, claimed he was hunting Osama bin Laden

An American civilian who said he was hunting for Osama bin Laden and fighting the Taliban was arrested in northwestern Pakistan, according to local media reports Tuesday.

Gary Brooks Faulkner was armed with a pistol, a sword and a scimitar, an Arab weapon featuring a large curved blade, while attempting to cross the mountainous border from Chitral, northwestern Pakistan, into Afghanistan.

Faulkner repeatedly expressed his intention to fight the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, according to the local Chitral News. He had reportedly visited the region seven times prior to his arrest.

Authorities launched a search for the civilian after he entered Chitral as a tourist on June 12 and disappeared from his hotel the next day. He was arrested on suspicion and questioned in police headquarters, according to district police chief Muhammad Jaffar Khan, quoted by India's Zee News.

Faulkner will likely be deported from Pakistan. His arrest is the first of any American in the region.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Moko Delineates

New blog to house my images can be found HERE. I just reckon images come out better on a black background.

Please follow.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Jemaah Islamiyah Wins Northern Territory Election!

So here's a hypothetical. I've been "discussing" the Israeli thing on Twitter with Chaz ... and millions of others. Let's assume the hypothetical is what it is, just for the sake of argument.

The Northern Territory gains recognition as a sovereign state by the UN. Elections are held, and Jemaah Islamiyah as it stands right now, wins the election by majority and becomes the recognised governing body of a legally recognised sovereign state.

As Australia, what do we do?.


Just for the sake of Doc, who struggles with hypotheticals, let's assume the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory initially won the independence.

As an addition for Doc: Within the Shia theological framework, the concept of taqiyya (تقية - 'fear, guard against', also taghiyeh) refers to a dispensation allowing believers to conceal their faith when under threat, persecution or compulsion.

NZ 'most peaceful', Australia 19th.

New Zealand has been named the most peaceful nation for the second year running, smashing Australia which barely managed to scrape into the top 20.

The fourth annual Global Peace Index (GPI), compiled by global think tank Institute for Economics and Peace, looked at the relationship between economic development, business and peace.

The report examines key areas of conflict, safety, security and military factors in 149 countries.

Their latest index, presented on Tuesday, suggested the world has become slightly less peaceful in the past 12 months.

New Zealand took out the top spot because of its political stability, safety and harmonious relations with neighbouring countries like Australia, which came in at number 19 in the poll.

The "peace indicators" which the Kiwis outshone their trans-Tasman neighbours in were the number of conflicts fought, the likelihood of violent demonstrations, the level of security required per capita and a number of military factors.

The Kiwis were followed by Iceland and Japan in the poll, while Austria and Norway rounded out the top five.

The institute said small, stable and democratic countries consistently ranked highest and Western Europe was deemed the most peaceful region, with a majority of the area's countries ranking in the top 20.

Iraq was named the country least at peace for the fourth year running.


Funnily enough, I'm not that surprised.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Oh Noes!

My gaming TV shit itself. I have as much chance at winning the lottery as I have at using the main TV for gaming.


Friday, 4 June 2010

An interesting thing about death...

I lost my dog the other day, as most of you know, and now I'm kinda cool with it, in a way. Still looking for her when I go outside and thinking about how I'll need to get her food etc still pops up; it will for awhile, but the one thing the missus pointed out is the difference in what you experience with the death of an animal over the death of a human. Sure, there's a HUGE difference between the two and I'm not denying that partner laying in bed next you discussing your fears, hopes, and dreams, then dying is the same as your dog dying, but the mourning process is so VASTLY different.

The saddest thing about death of a loved one, for me, is the vast majority spend the rest of their lives mourning the day they lost that special person, and not celebrating the life and joy that person gave them.

With Mika passing the other day, we've regularly been talking about the things she did that made us appreciate her. Whether it was things that gave us the shits or the things that put us in hysterics or even the ones that just made us smile. All the little things that Tracy never knew about her - coz I got Mika before I got Tracy lol - I've found myself sharing. It's made the transition easier for me.

If only we could deal with it the same way with losing someone we love.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Good Bye Little Girl

My dog Mika passed away today. She got very sick so it was the only humane thing I could do. I owed her that much. She has been a part of my life for ten years and I got her just after arriving in Australia. I couldn't even begin to describe the things she helped me through just by being her. Right through her existence she won the hearts of everyone that had the pleasure of being around her. She really WAS a sweetheart and she will be missed.

Sleep well Miki-Moo.

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