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Internet Censorship: Australia

I’m not one for screaming “Fuck The System” or causing a fuss, but when I live in a country that prides itself on being laid back and fancy free, and they impose censorship on me, I start to get pretty angry. Those who know me I’m rather passionate about the tough censorship laws on Video-Games in Australia. This is a law that desperately needs to be reviewed, and while every other Attorney General in the country agrees, one man holds the power to keep the law as it is. This is scary to think that one man holds so much power, but today’s news has me considering leaving this country.

The trial of the controversial Internet filtering system is over and the government are planning to implement it in full force. Basically an un-named third party will have the right to refuse websites classification, thus making them unable to be viewed within Australia.

WHO IS THIS THIRD PARTY? WHO GIVES THEM THE RIGHT TO DECIDE?

All I’m saying is this it total HORSE SHIT. I know one country that is just like this……it’s called CHINA!

Binge Drinkers Unite?

What are your thoughts on the Rudd Governments rediculous tax hike on “alcopops” and now the claim that if you drink more than 4 middies of beer or two glasses of wine you are binge drinking?

I’m interested in both legal age and all you kids who like a drink on the weekend (I’m not agreeing that you should be drinking below the age of 18 lets just make that clear)

First of all my thoughts….

The Rudd Crusade are trying to tackle the problem of street violence which they believe is largely caused by teenage binge drinking. How do they think they will stop this issue? By introducing a 70% tax hike on all alcopops. For starters WHAT THE HELL IS AN ALCOPOP? I’ve never once heard someone refer to a Jim Beam or a Bundy as an ALCOPOP. So now instead of paying a sweet price of $16 for a six pack of Bundy I find myself paying $22, and a slab of Jack Daniels is now $105! I am a hard working, responsible adult who enjoys a drink on the weekends, only a six pack or so, and now because parents can’t control their teens I am suffering for them. THIS IS TOTAL FUCKING BUFFALO DIARRHEA ASS MUNCHING OUT MY DICK BULLSHIT!

This sudden large increase in price is having people go out and buy straight alcohol instead. Cheaper alternative, but this has a negative impact. Why you may ask? Well for us over the legal age each can or bottle of PREMIX (I refuse to call them alcopops) drink has a standard drink rating so you can monitor how much you have had, so you can know if you are safe to drive and drink responsibly etc. This is a standard and is easy to monitor and control. Well now I refuse to pay rediculous prices for my booze I find myself mixing my own drinks, which is NOT controlled. I have no real way of monitoring how much alcohol I have in my drink as someone else may mix a drink for me a little stronger than I would myself, or maybe my second drink had less coke in it than my first etc…

So now instead of having a controlled substance, teenagers are mixing their own straight drinks and end up even worse off! Smart move Ruddster!

So if teens are the problem, upping the price on alcopops must be the solution. NO! How about tougher liquor laws, obviously they aren’t tough enough if teens are constantly binge drinking. Upping the price stops nothing, it just makes consumers who are responsible and of legal age outraged!

Parents are the problem. Control your children. If your kid is having a party don’t let them have booze. It is your responsibility to look after your own kids, not us tax payers paying for it in the long run.

Now the Rudd Crusade comes out saying 2 glasses of wine or 4 middies constitutes as binge drinking…..REDICULOUS! This is all to support their plans to now up the price on beer and wines too. I know many people who go out for dinner, drink a bottle or two of wine and are perfectly responsible, I wouldn’t call that binge drinking.

Personally I think it’s a fucking joke, and just another example of Rudd’s lack of understanding of our country, and another prime example that he should not be leading the country….

Thoughts?

Education Revolution….?

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This is the new face of Australian Parliament, and after a landslide victory in the election, Kevin Rudd has made a lot of promises to the voters, and to the Australian public. Do these promises actually have substance, or is it just typical hollow policies to win votes?

First on the agenda is this famous EDUCATION REVOLUTION, putting a laptop on the desk of every child in their last three years of schooling, creating a digital classroom. I’m sorry Mr Rudd, are you under the impression that a laptop is suddenly going to make every student study so much harder? In fact it creates a multitude of issues, students playing games and surfing the web instead of doing work. Not to mention that some of these children will just put the laptop up on Ebay and get themselves a nice paycheck out of it. This is not a revolution, this is a total waste of money! This won’t make schooling any better, it will just create more problems than it is really worth

Perhaps Kevin has realised that his Members of Parliament need some extra schooling, hence all these homework assginments he has been passing out over the last few days. Every member is going to visit a homeless shelter in their area and report back with supply and demands, and a number of people that are turned away each night. While it may give people a warm and fuzzy feeling that perhaps this PM cares, is anything really going to come of it other than good PR? Talks of building 600 houses for the homeless have been mentioned, so are we going to cram a couple of thousand people into each house? For those of you out there trying to do the math, yes that’s less than 100 houses per state, not to mention that I bet only the major cities will recieve them, leaving the rural homeless to continue without benefit, but whatever makes you sleep at night Mr Rudd

Ratifying Kyoto is also on the agenda, Rudd making the bold statement that he will slash Carbon Emissions 60% by the year 2050…. What radical action is he going to take to make this actually happen? How is he going to change our lifestyle to cut down on our emissions by such a huge number? Not to mention by the time we apparently reach this target he will be over 90 years old

Thanks Rudd, I’m looking forward to people  realising that you can’t deliver on what you promised us..