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Actress Ellen Page speech. No more closet.

I don’t really know the names and faces of most celebs as I don’t have that interest. Ellen Page is another who I do not know. I am sure that I have seen her in movies and most likely enjoyed her acting but like other celebs, I do not know her.

Speaking at a Human Rights conference, Ellen touches on the harm done to people by treating them less than for being homosexual. Amongst youth especially. Ellen also touches on the topic of the entertainment industry telling us how to live and dress and that it has also affected her. Look incredibly nervous, Ellen tells the audience that she is gay and that hiding who and what she is as a person has effected her emotionally and spiritually.

A shame that these matters have be pushed and hidden in this day and age. If only people could just be without all the silly labels.

 

Guardian Article – Actress Ellen Page comes out in speech to Human Rights Campaign event

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Charlene’s Bewitching Valentine’s 2014

Charlene is bewitched by someone on Youtube this Valentine’s Day.

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Alternate School Notes

I’ve personally grown bored of writing the same notes my children’s teachers so for this week, I have penned with the almighty power of the computer keyboard, backed up by Mr Printer, notes for school.

The first is regarding sending one of my children to school minus her school uniform;

(Name) has been sent to school without the wearing of school clothes due to unfriendly weather and due to the poor memory of a parent who did not bring the cottons inside before the clouds wept.

The second note was written for my eldest who spent a day at home due to being unable to make it to school due to heavy rain;

(Name) was absent from school for the one day only on 11 November. I would like to say it was because she was out on a long trek covering the coastline of the Australian Continent. Sadly, I cannot. (Name) was away from school because the magical folding stick that scares the rain from a weeping cloud from her cranium went missing. As the cloud and all his friends wept with much harmony, we allowed her to stay at home to prevent becoming soggy as a biscuit in the bottom of a tea cup.

The God of Staying at Home spoke that day. A missing alert was declared for the magical folding stick, a search party was sent forth where a successful team returned with magical stick joyously welcomed back with much glee.

I feel better now.

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Dementor Attack – Halloween 2013

We have a very basic set up for Halloween tonight. This is one of the first things seen. A Dementor from Happy Potter. First visitor responded with a scream.

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Insane Anti Graffiti – Chalking Laws

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NSW Police – Serious Chalking Crime Investigation

Here in Australia, we must be traveling well when it comes to matters of crime. We keep hearing about Police being understaffed in the number of Beat Police but with the laws being introduced by one conservative Government after another that gives Police the lawful power to control the most little and craziest of things, Australia must be doing well.

In Queensland, their conservative State Government has created laws where politicians and/or the Police Commissioner can just list any group as being criminal organisations without a single argument offered in the Court system. The laws are so loosely written that even Police Officers in their uniform sharing the same markings can be listed as criminals.

Many people fear this law will be turned against political opponents of the State Government who has already written an Industrial Law which effectively muzzles them. Now there are reports of this Liberal National Party(LNP), some of their members and/or supporters that the activists against CSG and fracking should be listed as criminal organisations.

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Hopscotch chalked on bitumen

Now we have in the State of New South Wales(NSW), the Liberal National Government under the helm of, Premier Barry O’Farrell who has moved to see laws against graffiti written so loosely that a child will be committing a criminal offense for merely using chalk on the footpath. If you are like me and rent your home, they cannot use chalk on any concrete, bitumen, etc on the property or even the driveway.

The State Government’s Attorney-General has assured that while this is a reality, Police will have the discretion to decide for themselves. The problem I have with this, is that Police will have another little non-matter to have people criminally punished when they can’t get them on anything serious. Or worse, as an act of revenge or power tripping.

This law, so loosely written that I hope people challenge having their City Council charged under these laws for graffiti under the new Chalk Law where a Parking Inspector marks the tyres of their car.

Our politicians are power hungry. We are watching megalomaniacs taking control of every facet of our lives by making all of us criminals. Even children whose childhood has quickly become a criminal activity.

Young hopscotch aficionados could become unwitting criminals under proposed new anti-graffiti laws in New South Wales.

The legislation, which has been introduced to the NSW Parliament, makes it an offence to intentionally mark any premises or other property without the permission of the owner.

Greens MP David Shoebridge says there is no requirement in the legislation for a mark to be permanent or difficult to remove.

He says that means it will technically outlaw things like chalk hopscotch squares or handball courts drawn on footpaths or bitumen.

“Unless the kids get the consent of the local council they’re committing an offence,” Mr Shoebridge said.

“This Government is going to be putting on the statute books laws that make it an offence not just for kids to chalk a hopscotch court on the footpath, but for Mr Stace to have chalked ‘Eternity’, or for a street artist to put a rainbow crossing on the road.

“This will now all become criminal activity. If children get caught by police they’ll be facing a $440 fine. Now that’s just nonsense.”

Attorney-General Greg Smith has downplayed the impact of the new legislation while apparently acknowledging that drawing in chalk will technically be an offence.

He says police always have discretion about whether to lay charges and he considers it unlikely they would charge children for chalking up hopscotch squares.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-19/nsw-anti-graffiti-laws-to-also-outlaw-hopscotch-squares/4967772

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Stop Pointing At Nazis and Commies.

I’m sick and tired of hearing the West pointing at the negatives of the Nazis and Commies. Yes, atrocities happened but do you know the difference between them our modern lot in our Western nations?

Those living in Nazi and Communist Regimes were mostly compelled by violence to commit inhumane actions, to join certain organisations such as Hitler Youth. Unlike here in the West where we can just quit. Yep, we can just resign from the job. We have the ability to stop what we are doing and stand together in mass and say that we won’t tolerate it any more without being run over by tanks.

Do we do that? Nope. We create reasons to not say no. We try to take the higher moral ground by arguing that should do the same as those we vilify and we ridicule and cast scorn on those who have the spine to stand up for what is right by referring to them as Communists and other labels all because they understand what humanity is about. We support treating whole groups of people in a way that we would scream blue murder were it done to us, our own skin colour, religious folk, sexuality, wealth status, etc.

That is the key difference. Who is of the biggest evil now?

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Abbott Government uses Wikipedia, not scientists

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Hon. Greg Hunt – Minister for the Environment

 

Just when you thought that the recently elected Abbott led conservative Government could not get more embarrassing, the Minister for the Environment, the Honourable Greg Hunt has admitted to using Wikipedia to research bushfires and global warming and its relationship.

Now, I am personally skeptical of the argument that no global warming equal no bushfires for Australia is a very dry place known for its bushfire, droughts and flooding. We should not blame every bit of weather on ‘Climate Change’ as many like too.

That said, here we have a Government that is removing much needed funding from medical and environmental sciences, who have also abolished the Ministerial Portfolio of Science that uses Wikipedia for their research relating to the environmental science of bushfire and climate change. Greg Hunt tries to argue that he went to Wikipedia to see what people think overseas believe but that is not how you determine the point of view of people around the world. That is not the role of Wikipedia.

It seems that the Government, led by their Scholar, Prime Minister Abbott need to learn, understand and accept that Universities do not accept Wikipedia as a research tool for a very good reason. It is not reliable.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has hosed down suggestions of a link between climate change and increased bushfire intensity, saying he had ”looked up what Wikipedia” said and it was clear that bushfires in Australia were frequent events that had occurred during hotter months since before European settlement.

 
We in Australia are doomed to a miserable existence while this mob are in control.

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How To Become Famous

It has been a while since I posted anything here and during this time, Australia has gone back to Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister without an election and an election has been called for 7th of September this year.

Tomorrow(Sunday), I will be heading into Darling Harbour at Sydney for VidInc which is for Youtube. I am looking forward to meeting people I have been craving to meet for a very long time…hopefully we’ll meet.

In the meant time, here is my latest video creation uploaded to, TheNakedWombat today.

 

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Malala – Her Message on Education for the World

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Malala Yousafzai

Shot in the head by the Taliban to shut her up on education, the female gender and every other issue raised, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations to call not for hate nor war against “terrorists” but to push education to be given for every child regardless of gender around the world.

Watching the video, one gets a sense of just how strong willed and highly ambitious Malala Yousafzai is. Such drive will see her reaching the dazzling heights of international politics to push what she believes in.

One of the many things I admire about Malala is that after her friends and herself were shot by the Taliban, she did not allow herself to be bullied into silence and she didn’t take up the offer of moving to nations such as America for the safety of herself and her family. Instead, Malala is standing firm with her feet firmly on the soil on which she belongs too where she can continue her fight for what she believes is the right fight to take on.

I believe that there are many politicians in countries like Australia, America and the UK who have a lot to learn from Malala Yousafzai who is pushing for every child have access to free education for education is power. Empowerment is power. Those who seek to remove such empowerment have something personal to gain and human rights are never attached. Sadly, the three nations mentioned have not been kind to education for any child but those who were born into wealth.

Go fight, Malala!

 

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Could Less Seats Improve Train Service?

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Sydney City Rail Train

 

Somebody somewhere has little idea on how to service train travelers for New South Wales(NSW). Minister for State Transport, Gladys Berejiklian.MP is pushing the idea of removing 16 seats from a carriage on the North Shore line, somehow thinking that squishing people into a train standing up makes for better service.

One person tells me that this idea has been hanging around for about a decade. It seems to me that there are people who never ride trains and are obviously fit and healthy people are suggesting such ideas.

Should this become the norm, 16 less seats per car. Each train has either 4, 6 or 8 cars. Should this create 80 standing spaces per car, that is a bit extra but what if you cannot stand?

I personally have to sit as I have Movement Disorders. If there comes a day where trains become standing room, I will not be riding the train and I will not be able to travel far at all. I doubt these intellectuals have even considered how such a decision could affect the disabled, the aged and pregnant women.

If such people believe that people give up seat for people who really need it, then such people really have no idea how people behave. Even back in the mid 80’s when I was constantly on/off crutches, I often had to take the 60 minute each way ride with both legs wrapped in bandages as I gripped on for dear life to the pole in the train and my crutches for if I fell, nobody would have helped me. I would have been stepped over.

If the NSW Government really wants to test this out, they should test it out on train lines that have a higher reliance on train commutering such as the Western and South Western lines where the trains fill up.

They need to go back to the drawing board.

THE chances of getting a seat on peak-hour trains have become slimmer for north shore commuters because of a State Government trial.

 

Aimed to increase capacity and speed up boarding and alighting, 16 seats have been removed in two carriages of one Tangara train.

The reconfiguration will mean the three-seater seat is replaced by benches or two-seaters.

 

Transport for NSW said the reconfigured carriages would increase capacity by up to 80 people, or about 15 per cent for the two carriages.

 

State Transport Minister and Willoughby MP Gladys Berejiklian said customer feedback would be monitored during and after the trial on the western and north shore lines.

 

“The middle seat of the three-person seat is often left empty, so we want to see if this is a better use of that space,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We are thinking outside the box to improve customer journeys, and we’ll watch this innovative trial of one train with interest before making a decision to expand it further.”

 

Ms Berejiklian said past trials had shown commuters stayed near train doors because of fears they would miss their stop.

 

The north shore line trial is aimed to make it easier for commuters to move all the way along a carriage.

 

The reconfigured Tangara train will run for six weeks from early July.

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/seats-removed-from-carriages-as-part-of-trial-to-improve-access-to-trains/story-fngr8h9d-1226676457220

 

 

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