Archive for May, 2013

Mockumentary – The Three B’s of Masculinity

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Since I started creating videos on Youtube, I have been craving to make a collaboration video with another Youtuber. There was one fella I worked with but everything has got in the way of making it including laziness and forgetfulness amongst computer issues and moving and such.

“The Three B’s of Masculinity” was made with the help of, WoggyFlush from Germany. With his bright happy voice, WoggyFlush narrates the video for me. My role is creating the slideshow plus some video recording on my end and of course, the editing.

I really enjoyed creating this video with WoggyFlush.

The Three B’s of Masculinity is a mockumentary on Australian culture of male masculinity.

 

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A School Finally Gets It & Doctors Seek Parents Change Their Habits

Students to learn about failure

Life skills: St Hilda’s pupils Juliet Kaard, Arabella Matthews, Mya Teh and Giulia Naccarato. Picture: Ian Munro/The West Australian

 Elite private all girls school, St Hilda’s Anglican School in West Australia has stopped over praising their children and have decided to open up their children to lessons of failure and disappointment to prepare them for the real world post-school age.

They have decided to give them some tests where there is work that is above their ability so they know that they don’t know everything after all. Also gone are stickers and constant praise for every good little thing they do. Their reasoning is so children learn to not need constant praise but to develop in them the ability to take disappointment without becoming upset. It would also help end the creation of a narcissistic generation created by their elders. They get my full support 1,000%.

Over-praising meant children were less able to cope with disappointments they faced later in life.

She wrote an article in the school newsletter in response to parents’ questions on why their children were no longer getting 100 per cent on tests and homework.

She said research had found that children who received top marks could develop the perception that learning was easy.

“When they do finally experience failure, they are unable to cope with this feeling,” she wrote.

“Praising children for the 100 per cent or the A-grade develops the perception that success is linked to a state of being smart and to achieve that mark, students have been known to risk cheating.

“Giving students the label of smart does not prevent them from under-performing but may actually cause it.”

Heaping praise on students also gave them a false sense of their ability and led to a sense of entitlement.

“We want to give students praise for what they have control over,” she said. “They don’t have control over their IQ because that’s what they’re born with but they have control over how much work they put in and their perseverance.”

St Hilda’s is regularly in the top 10 schools on Year 12 league tables.

Ms Quansing-Rowlands said as well as teaching academic subjects, schools had to help students develop life skills, such as the resilience and persistence they would need to survive in the real world.

“What we’ve found now is that some children can’t cope with criticism or the fact they didn’t get a sticker for participating,” she said.

Social researcher and author Hugh Mackay said schools such as St Hilda’s were on the cutting edge of a new way of thinking.

“We’re beginning to understand that it actually damages children to constantly praise them, constantly tell them they’re special and build up their self-esteem,” he said.

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/17319358/students-to-learn-about-failure/

 

Walking to school a lesson in health

The West Australian © Wesley College Junior School students Edward Boniface, Remy Hamilton-Ducroz, Charlotte Boniface and Lachlan Edinger walk to school. Picture: Michael Wilson/The West Australian

Australian Doctors are trying to encourage parents to change their behaviour patterns and that of their children because due to media sensationalism and political opportunism, parents fear their children being harmed so they drive them to school. They also seem to think that their children can’t walk far so they get to school early to get to school as early as possible so they can park as close as they can to the school to their mites don’t strain their sensitive little legs.

So Doctors are calling for parents to walk their children to school. While I believe that children should be able to walk to school alone, far too many people are scared of the boogeyman and so encouraging parents to walk to their children to school is a good start.

Why are Doctors pushing for a lifestyle change?

It’s because Doctors are now seeing children who are obese with illnesses that normally do not appear until adults are middle aged if not older. Children are getting diabetes, cardiac issues and some children are needing hip operations because their bones are breaking under the weight of fat.

Parents are being urged to break their normal routine and walk their children to school today to help them form healthier habits.

In its 14th year, National Walk Safely to School Day promotes safe pedestrian behaviour, the health benefits of walking and reduced car dependency by asking parents and carers to walk to school with their children.

Wesley College junior school students Edward Boniface, 7, Charlotte Boniface, 5, Lachlan Edinger, 6, and Remy Hamilton-Ducroz, 5, will be among those walking to school this morning.

Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton said many children would like to walk to school but busy family schedules and safety concerns increasingly got in the way, forcing parents to drive their children to school.

Dr Hambleton said walking children to school set a healthy example and let parents assess any potential dangers along the route.

He said it would help children enjoy simple outdoor exercise with a purpose rather than giving them more time to watch television or play with electronic devices.

“It would be great if parents or carers could take the time to make the effort to walk to school with their kids,” Dr Hambleton said.

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/17307523/walking-to-school-a-lesson-in-health/

 

Pedal power charges kids

Subiaco students Jamie Forsyth, Russell Teo and Alix Murray. Picture: Sharon Smith/The West Australian.

Another program is seeking to get parents to let their children to ride to school. Getting kids back on bikes and allowed to ride to and from school is an excellent way for our children to get exercise and it’s fun fun fun. Children enjoy riding.

In the 1970s, four in every five students rode their bike to school.

Today, four in every five students are taken by car.

It is a trend Bicycling WA chief executive Jeremey Murray hopes to reverse with initiatives such as tomorrow’s Ride2School Day.

Mr Murray said a record number of schools would be involved in Ride2School Day this year, from Karratha to Esperance.

“Riding to school contributes to the 60 minutes of exercise recommended for children each day,” Mr Murray said.

“Research shows that when children incorporate physical activity into their school journey, they are significantly more likely to get the recommended 60 minutes.

“Students consistently say they would rather ride or walk to school than be driven.

“An active journey is a healthy journey and a well-selected route usually means a quicker journey that reduces congestion and the madness of the morning drop-off zone.”

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/16411449/pedal-power-charges-kids/

 

So get your children out there. It’s much safer out there then the ‘powers that be’ let on.

 

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The Youtube Documentary

There is a man on Youtube who owns a small handful of Youtube accounts who goes by the name of, Zac Moulton. A couple of years ago he offered subjects for people to give their opinion of for his Youtube documentary.

“Youtube – The Tubers’ Documentary” which runs for an hour(advert free), consists of some Youtube history mixed with points of view from many people who have video content on Youtube. I for a few reasons did not make anything for this but those that did have done a superb job of it.

I highly recommend you watch this one hour video for it is interesting and you will get to laugh. This could be sold at the shops quite easily.

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MYTHBUSTER – Australia’s Scary Crime Rates

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If you listen to the media, one would be forgiven for the thoughts of crime being out of control in Australia and that it is dangerous to step outside. The media talks about crime as if people are kidnapped, raped, murdered and such every minute or two but what is the reality?

Australia is a nation of around 21 to 22 million people which isn’t much really. We a coastal living nation though with most us of living along the coastline. Not that there’s much to live on in inland country. After all, about two thirds of the place is desert/semi-desert. All those people squished in along the coastline should be butchering each other.

According the ‘Australian Institute of Criminology'(AIC), crime is rather low. For as the article from, NewsMail says;

NEARLY half of the 274 murder victims in Australia in 2011 were killed with a knife, figures from the Australian Institute of Criminology have revealed.

In its annual crime report, the AIC also found most people were killed in a dwelling, at 70% of all murders, and Australians were least likely to be killed on public transport.

Men remained the most common murder victims, with those aged 25 to 44 and 45 to 64 years of age most likely to be killed.

Of all the murders committed last year, 47% of murder weapons were knives, 24% were firearms, followed by 16% of “other weapons”, 11% of weapons not defined and 2% using a bar, bat or club.

Since a peak of 344 murder victims in 1999, the number of murders in Australia has continued to decline, down to 244 victims in 2011.

For assaults, 65% of all assaults were committed by family members of other people known to the victim, with 29% committed by a stranger and 6% recorded as “relationship not known”.

The figures also revealed the vast majority of 17,238 victims of sexual assaults were females aged between 10 and 24 years old.

Most sexual assaults, at 60%, were committed in a private dwelling, and between 4% and 8% at a range of other locations including retail environments, on the streets, on transport or other community areas.

Victims of sexual assault largely knew their attackers, with 80% of sexual assaults committed by someone known to the victim, or by family members.

 

http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/apn-newsdesknearly-half-of-the-274-murder-victims-/1873213/

If you accept the the Australian population stands at twenty million people(we know that there it’s higher), then the 274 murder victims of a population of 20 million people equates to 0.00137% of the population. Since the population is higher, then the figure of 0.00137 is higher than the actual percentage of murder victims in Australia. While the rate is 274 too many, it’s a far cry from the crime spree the media and politicians prefer to have us believe for it makes the people scared which places the power over our freedoms in their hands.

The Stats are often opposite to the bullshit stories we are told. Once we withdraw from the media and political hype, the World for the West in nations like Australia is very safe. So stop worrying, Australia. You’re safe. Go outside. Go out somewhere. Let you kids free.

 

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Criminalising the Stupidity of Youth

Sexting not clear cut: judge

“Not clear cut: Judge concerned about sexting consequences. Picture: Bill Hatto/The West Australian.”

 

An ugly issue that cannot go away as society refuses to logically think it through is the matter of sexting and the act of sexting by young teenagers who fall under the age of consent. In Australia, the age of consent in all State(excluding South Australia/Tasmania) is sixteen years of age. South Australia and Tasmania is the age of seventeen. While Queensland is sixteen, anal sex is set at the age of 18 regardless of gender and sexuality. Link: Ages of Consent in Oceania Region. However, while the age of consent is held at 16/17, the age of eighteen is the age of adulthood, minimum age to vote, purchase alcohol, gamble, etc.

‘Sexting’ is the sending sexual messages and images using the device of a mobile/cell phone.

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Polaroid Camera

When I was a child in the 70/80’s, I remember people using Polaroid cameras everywhere I went. They were said to be the camera of choice for pedophiles as they didn’t need a company to process and develop the film. They were also the choice of camera for sexually charged teenagers who took photos of each other in poses that were sexual in nature and even in the act of sex. I went camping a lot as a child and I saw it with my own eyes, teenagers camping together, hiding in the bushland having sex while another took photos of them. I was good at being quiet when I saw the need and I have always enjoyed observing society. I guess you say that I saw things at times that was supposed to scar me for life. I already knew what sex was so no surprises there.

Move forward a few decades and the technology is far different. Very different.

Gone are the days of holding your photos secret and hope nobody finds them or, you would show them to your mates to demonstrate your masculinity to your male mates that you scored. The women were quieter in their sharing of activities…if they shared them.

Today, we have digital cameras in our digital phones that upload photos to the internet and post them to other phones almost in an instant. We send and think later which is too late for those who regret for once it is sent, it cannot be removed. Every SMS/MSM is stored on record viewable to Police on subpoena. Everything you upload and post on the internet is saved and there to stay. Delete all you like. The record is there to stay.

Then next big change is that now is that one does not need to have to hold in their possession the copy of the photo. When you send/upload them now, it is a copy and the copies can multiply in no time at all. A group of teenagers at high school without an ounce of commonsense nor maturity can destroy a person’s life within minutes. Often used these days to bully and embarrass others in these days of needing constant attention and the need to feel great with thanks to the stupid parenting method of constantly praising a child for every little thing they did, often leading to suicide of our youth.

In a World where many societies teach the body to be dirty, naughty, sinful, shameful, something to fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck some more, something to constantly to improve to hide ugliness. A mentally retarded world where the creation of the mentally ill as the normal person driven by the need for power of people generated by the very institutions we are supposed to trust and respect; Government and the Religion.

When society breaks free from this abusive grasp, like a bird escaping a cage, people can do the most silliest of things without knowing the shit storm they are about to bring down upon themselves. The Institutions controlling us seek revenge by using ‘criminal processes’ to shame people such as taking our youths and punishing them with a criminal record as a sex offender, under the laws created to punish child sex offenders.

But these aren’t pedophiles being punished here. They are young people who have not being given the right guidance but raised on fear and shame. They have been raised by a society that has taken the most innocent of things and perverted it with sex where sex should not be attached. While children are permissible to consent to sex once they reach the age of 16/17, the law still views them as a child so while a 90 year old may legally have them in the sack, they cannot legally take a photo of themselves which may be construed as sexual in nature.

And to put it as politely as I feel I can, opportunistic scumbags like Bravehearts and the drones within it, many with issues of their own and an agenda to fulfill, happily aim this gun to punish anybody and everybody. These children do not need to be treated like criminals and, unlike Bravehearts, their family units should not be viewed as untrustworthy. Especially where fathers and uncles are involved. *Different story there*

My belief system is that children should be taught body awareness from a young age. From the time they ask, is the time they should be educated the truth. All of my children knew what sex and oral sex was before they started school. My youngest two children as infants got to learn all about sex from the hardcore xxx rated sexual acts of geckos on the walls of the home where we once lived in the tropics.

Children need to be taught to ignore the media and to be taught how the media lies. They need to learn as they grow up that bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Girls need to learn why their body has widened and rounded and put on a little fat cells which is all natural and in the process of making a body ready to push a bun out of the oven. Sadly, many aren’t for sex education is poor in schools. I do support teaching about safe sex but safe sex alone is utter bullshit sex education. Young girls need to learn that taking the pill may be harmful to their health as it increases their chances of cancer at a later age as well as the possibility of destroying their chances of falling pregnant later in life. Use a condom or just don’t have sex.

With sending photos by photos and online, teach them as they grow up but not brow beat them of the dangers in these days of being embarrassed by such actions. It only takes one angry ex-lover or some stooge to ruin your life.

Treating youth as criminals for such things as well as for using drugs and drinking alcohol can only act see them our youth trapped in a circle of criminal life. Employers are often highly discriminating and ride a mighty high horse. If you want to help youth, leaving the inprint of criminal convictions to those who are truly criminals. Actions such as murder, sexual assaults and those acts where they refuse to abide by the law including theft.

Children’s Court president Denis Reynolds wants to be able to decide if teenagers who share or post online sexually explicit images of people aged under 16 should go on to the child-sex offenders’ register.

Speaking at a WA Law Society panel discussion on the legal consequences of cyber bullying, Judge Reynolds said that breaking the law was often not in a young offender’s headspace when sexting – posting sexual images online or via text messages.

Sometimes this involved underage teenagers taking part willingly.

He said that children and teenagers needed to be better educated to understand that certain online activities were crimes.

“While there are no specific laws in relation to cyber bullying, there are lots of laws that would apply to the behaviour that is conducted in the course of these sorts of activities,” Judge Reynolds said.

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/17244412/sexting-not-clear-cut-judge/

 

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Cry Me A River, Rich Poor Man

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It’s that time of the year in Australia where the Federal Government announces their Annual Budget. It is Treasurer, Wayne Swan’s sixth annual budget since the Labor Government was first elected to power in 2007 when the swept Howard’s Liberal Government out of Office.

It is also the time where people around the nation watch to see how will be financially affected by the budget which is fair enough. Nobody wants to be shafted by the Government but what about those who cry poor merely because they can’t afford to pay for holidays, a new car, private school fees and such?

There has been this bawling by those earning a nice sum of money who are crying poor lately. Many of these people are earning between $150,000 to $250,000 per year. They are not of the rich class but they are definitely far from the struggling classes. They choose a large mortgage, to go on expensive holidays, buy nice new cars, send their offspring to private schools and pay out for private health insurance. Amongst the line of other luxuries.

These people had a bloody life under the Howard Government but they received a lot of welfare. When the Baby Bonus was brought in, these people were given a higher hand out payment to pay for the needs of their babies than those on low incomes. At least a thousand dollars extra. Even worse, was the directive to charities to give more charitable assistance to those on higher incomes.

Ahem…if you are on this amount of money and you cannot afford to pay for food, isn’t it time you reassessed your priorities?

There once was a time I that always remained politely quiet and just nodded my head while feeling like giving them a patronising pat on the back while saying, “There there, there there…”, followed by a slap across the back of the head and a boot up their bums. Not any more. No, nowadays I suggest they reassess their finances and see what they can cut out such as the non-essentials including holidays. I even suggest they move to an area that is more affordable for them while feeling comfortable.

If you drive around the towns of the comfortable and the poor, look at the difference in quality of the roads you drive on and the children’s playgrounds. Look at the difference in funding of Government schools. One Government High School in the south western suburbs of Sydney has no working computers. There is no funding allocated to service their computers while schools in wealthier postcodes has taxpayer funded computer technicians on call. Yet they decry their poor financial circumstances.

Yet here in Australia, the cry me a river middle classes keep getting financial breaks while the lower classes keep receiving kicks in ribs. Easier to beat up a person when they’re down on the ground. They can’t defend themselves as hundreds if not feet are putting the boot into them.

Since this Labor Government, the so called political party being the protector of the struggle classes cut back how much money is paid to a single parent who is not working, many are now finding that they no longer have a home once it’s time to renew their housing contract. After struggling to find money to pay rent and other bills on the lower amount, many landlords have opted to no longer rent out their home to them because they fear the single parent can no longer afford it. Now they’re homeless young families living in other peoples houses, in tents, in cars or worse, on the street. I know of cases where mothers have returned to live with their abusive ex-partner because a beating is better than having their kids eating out of garbage bins. You have to love the mob who cry to protect the marginalised, don’t you?

Rachel Hills has it right with her opinion piece on the so called, ‘privileged poor’;

Part of the problem lies in our changing definition of what it means to be struggling – and equally, of what it means to be economically “comfortable” or middle-class. In our grandparents’ generation, being comfortable meant knowing you would have enough money to eat and pay your bills, and usually enough to save and do some fun things on the side. Now, it seems to mean having enough money to do whatever you want, whenever you want, and never saying no to anything… and still having enough left over to put together a nest egg. Being comfortable, if you will, has become the personal finance equivalent of “having it all.”

The rise of the privileged poor isn’t just a function of greed and misplaced self-pity. It is also a product of social expectation. Dishing out $60 for a dinner with friends, $200 for a buck’s weekend away, $50 for a baby shower, and $25 for a Kickstarter campaign isn’t just a matter of keeping up with the Joneses – it’s a matter of not offending them.

The result is a false dichotomy: either you are “poor” and poised on the edge of bankruptcy, or you are “comfortable” and you never have to think about money at all. But being middle-class doesn’t mean never needing to make a choice about what you spend your money on. It means having the wiggle room to choose in the first place.

 

http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/is-there-such-a-thing-as-the-privileged-poor-20130508-2j731.html

 

If your claim to poverty is that you cannot afford to upgrade your every year or two, go on fabulous holidays, put your hovered over kids with an activity a day or such, then I know people you can live with. You can watch them struggle to budget.

I know a couple who have children with special needs who have been forced to struggle under this Labor Government who took away financial assistance to help with expensive medical bills for health issues caused by their medical conditions.

Or those people who work hard but struggle to buy the simplest of essentials after they budgeted for their bills? Not to forget those whose employment is so little that they rely on welfare payments to prop up their wages so they aren’t on the street? We have thousands of them in Australia.

Such people can live with my mob where no employer will employ me for my medical conditions. My wife is on the carer’s pension and she either has to work short hours or long full time hours. Anything in between would financially ruin us and likely to put us on the street. I have stayed home refusing my wife’s want to ring for the Paramedics as my neurology mucks up, leaving me with issues like struggling to swallow, to walk, to talk or even struggling to breathe all because I knew that the public health system has no funding for people like unless I flash private health insurance cover at them. All to please the selfish who think they’re doing it hard.

Or even better, we could send this selfish mugs off to a lovely caste ridden nation like India where the poor are living on dirt floors and slowly dying of illnesses caused by malnutrition and no access to good health services.

Until you have had to choose between food, rent and clothing because you can’t afford it, you have absolutely moral right to cry poor. Pull your head in and quietly fuck off.

I have lost my patience with such selfish people who don’t care if people are dying for poverty if it means they get to buy a new car and shit. Sadly, the Liberal Party under Tony Abbott is encouraging these very people to cry poor. He’s telling them they’re poor while he encourages the poor to hate everybody on the basis of race and religion.

Labor or Liberal at the September election? It feels like we’re being told to choose from one of the two glasses filled with acid and forced to drink it.

 

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Triangular $5 Coin

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25th Anniversary Coin, Australian Parliament House

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Australian Parliament House in Canberra which replaced the first Parliament House that was always intended to be temporary, a triangular shaped five dollar note coin is being released. All ten thousand of them and I want one. Or two or three

Those who talk about the influence of the Illuminati will probably be all over this one like a flies on road kill. 

Canberra is often labelled the city of swings and roundabouts but the triangle will be featured as the Australian capital celebrates the 25th birthday of Parliament House.

The nation’s first triangular coin has been minted to mark the quarter century milestone of the big house on the hill.

The uncirculated equilateral coin with rounded corners carries a $5 value.

Ten thousand coins will be struck, made from 99.9 per cent silver and depicting Parliament House as viewed from one of its courtyards. The Queen’s profile is on the reverse.

The iconic triangular flag mast atop Parliament House is a focal point of the coin design.

A limited-edition, round 20 cent coin made of cupronickel is also part of the mint’s tribute to Parliament House. It features the current building with Old Parliament House in the foreground.

“Australian Parliament House was recognised as a major international architectural achievement when it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II 25 years ago,” MP Bernie Ripoll will say during the birthday launch of the coin on Thursday.

“It is fitting that the mint is demonstrating its own innovation within a minting context with Australia’s first triangular coin.”

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/17073242/triangular-coin-to-mark-canberra-birthday/

 

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