Facts speak louder than statistics

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Expensive Problems, Expensive Solutions And More Proof They Can’t Be Trusted.

In the wake of the latest expenses scandal prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed an ‘independent tribunal’ be created to set politicians expenses.

Another costly layer of bureaucracy is needed? Really?? And who will be part of this tribunal? Very likely people in big business the current government wants to gain favour with, ex MP’s looking for an easy gig and a few assorted relatives. No doubt the tribunal will also be highly paid for their ‘challenging and complex’ work.

And when this well paid tribunal rules it’s OK for politicians to charge taxpayers for shopping trips and parties and anything else they feel like the politicians will go “we're not doing anything wrong, the tribunal said it’s OK. It’s nothing to do with us, they’re independent!

What this is ultimately telling us is we just can’t trust most of our politicians to do the right thing. It’s a no brainer that expenses are to cover reasonable costs while conducting business. A commercial flight back to a politician’s electorate and transport to an important local sporting event that doubles as meet and greet with the electorate is in that range. Charter flights back home when you’ve missed the last flight through bad timekeeping and trips to friends parties is not reasonable and it doesn’t take an overpaid ‘independent tribunal’ to tell us that.

No one would really begrudge politicians reasonable expenses in the course of their work, trouble is our parliament is admitting it can no longer be trusted. If we can’t trust them to reasonably set their own expenses how can we trust them to run the country?

Based on their current form we cannot. They are blatantly forwarding their own interests ahead of the nations and they are doing it right under our noses and at our expense. As the saying goes, it’s time to drain the swamp and we need to drain it soon before it is too late. 

With the ever increasing debt and our governments serving interests other than Australia’s there is no way we can continue to just sit back and let it happen.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Trumping The Polls

The US presidential election has shown us something, it’s ultimately the people who can decide an election, not the political establishment, social activists and certainly not the media.

All kinds of tricks are used in elections such as calling a certain candidate’s supporter’s names or saying the polls have said who the winner will be while suggesting the polls are never wrong.

But wrong they are and they were wrong big time. Before the US election Hillary was said to be the winner by a massive margin and as we know that did not happen.

Many polls, such as this one by Huffington Post, declared Hillary the winner before the actual election

Now there’s mock soul searching by the media and others on why it did not go how they had wanted it to. They’re blaming non-existent racism, misogyny, they’ll probably even blame Bush the same way Obama constantly did during his presidency.

What it really comes down to is more and more people are waking up to how they are being manipulated and used to keep an elite group of people firmly entrenched in their in lording over us while ripping us off in the process.

Polls may be useful in gauging public views on various issues but as an election tool they are a load of nonsense designed to sway your vote and create talking points for election news shows.

So next time around completely ignore the political establishment, social activists along with the media and their fantasy world polls. It’s your vote, not theirs. Vote wisely and vote like you mean it.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Trump Trumps, The Left Whine (As Usual!)

The left cry racist at those who disagree with them. Usually race has nothing to do with it but the cries of racist come all the same.

Many white people in America voted for Obama, twice, but the general rhetoric from the left has been to call white people racist, especially when they disagree with any of Obama’s policies. There is no legitimate way to disagree, if you don’t accept things like the ever increasing debt, the overly expensive Obamacare and the increasingly divided America you’re a racist. Somehow……

And as an added bonus if you question things like the mythical gender pay gap or do not support taxpayer funded abortion up to nine months and beyond or you’re not inclined to vote for Hillary you’re automatically a misogynist.

Never-mind if you supported Bernie Sanders and were less than impressed with the Super Delegate deal, question Hillary and you’re out of order and if anything, how dare you even question, just vote for who you’re told to vote for!

Right from the get go the left have been calling Trump racist and a misogynist. Trump associates with and employs females and people of different ethnic backgrounds. The cries of racist are just another act of bullying and crying wolf by the left. They’ve done that way too often so even if somebody they labelled actually was racist etc. there’s no way anyone could believe them, they have absolutely no credibility remaining whatsoever.

Not that the left has missed a beat, the name calling continues and they as usual continue to show us their true colours and contempt for democracy.

It’s not about race, never was and never will be but to address what the issues really are would force the left to address the very real shortcomings of the ideology they live by.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Big Debt? No Big Deal To The Democrats

Some on the Democrat side of the impending US election like to squawk that Obama has performed miracles with the US economy. The deficit is down apparently and job numbers are up, thanks to Obamacare many people now have health coverage. Apparently Hillary Clinton is set to continue with Obama’s legacy of performing miracles.

For many people though the cost of living is up. That’s because the Obama miracles caused their full time job to be converted into a part time job to avoid Obamacare levies with the added bonus in some cases of the employee still expected to do the same amount of work. With less money coming they are also badly placed to face cost of living increases that have hit people to fund Obamacare.

In other cases some full time jobs have become two part time jobs which has had a corresponding impact on job numbers. Through the magic of turning one full time job into two part time jobs unemployment figures are reduced. Yay Obamacare. You’ll have to work harder for less but you’ll have health coverage for when you crack under the strain. (You had it before but with your own doctor but never-mind that, you can say the economy is better!)

One thing that has increased during Obama’s eight years in office and increased massively is the national debt. When he took office in 2009 the debt was already way too high at $11,909,829,003,511.75. By the time he leaves the debt will be nearly doubled at around $19,391,704,027,667.12.

In other words the ‘better economy’ under Obama is a smoke and mirrors job funded by debt, debt and more debt.

So it’s not really a matter of Obama doing wonders with the US economy, it’s more a matter that it’s a wonder the US economy is still even functioning.

For the left though the debt he's left for taxpayers is an achievement beyond belief, Obama has spent more of other peoples money than anyone else in history.

And on a related subject, while the debt is measured against the GDP the entire GDP is not actually available for servicing the debt. The current GDP is approximately $18 trillion and the US government gets approximately $3.25 trillion dollars of that. The debt is serviced from the sum received by the US government which has other commitments as well from pensions to infrastructure.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

They Cry Racist! (And Have No Real Argument To Present)

When it comes to discussing illegal immigration and halting it we hear, as usual, the lame cries of racist from those inclined to support it.

Sometimes they will also suggest that people against illegal immigration are attempting to restore the white Australia policy.

And with that you could easily suggest the person saying that may be racist themselves. After all what is it they are suggesting? That only white people know how to immigrate legally and other races only know how to immigrate illegally? If we curtail illegal immigration we are stopping the only means non-white people have of immigrating to Australia?

That appears to be what they are thinking. Or it’s just another attempt to stifle debate by suggesting racism where there isn’t any?

Many people of different racial backgrounds have legally immigrated to Australia, many even did so during the white Australia policy so preventing illegal immigration will in no way restore the white Australia policy. Suggesting it will is nonsensical beyond belief.

Some also like to suggest that if you’re against illegal immigration that you’re actually against immigration in general. Even immigration minister Scott Morrison did so when he said we must embrace immigration and trade after recent comments from the public against illegal immigration. The response of many is they are not against immigration, they are against illegal immigration.

The cries of racist from those who advocate illegal immigration can be readily ignored since the issue isn’t race and they know it. Crying racist is just something some people say when they hear a viewpoint that does not agree with their own.

The cries of racism need to stop and a full and open debate on the issue of immigration is needed.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

The West Is Best

The left squawk that Western nations are horrible, racist, intolerant places yet the West is the place of choice for the country shoppers of the third world. Why? For one thing we aren't these horrible people the left try and claim we are. The way too generous welfare system the left use to buy votes from said country shoppers is also a great lure.

The West is tolerant and too tolerant for its own good. People come here, claim they are offended by our ways and expect us to change out of respect to them. Really? Why are we supposed to respect people who have no respect for us?

The reality is our ways are fine how they are from the Christian based traditions that have evolved to be something everyone can enjoy, to the equal rights for women. All this ‘respecting others ways’ approach will do is take away from us the things that make Western nations the great places to be and turn them into the very countries many are supposedly trying to flee from.

For too long the left have silenced opposition with their cries of racist and their legislation that’s supposed to stop people ‘offending’ others. The cry of racism needs to be ignored, the issue is not race and they know it. Meanwhile we will do all we can to remove their anti-free speech legislation, they can’t silence the truth no matter how hard they try.

They say diversity is strength, many of us would say shared values are strength and before the divisive version of multiculturalism was inflicted on the West our shared values along with our free way of life are what helped make our countries the places people would like to be.

The first response for many of the left to this would be, yep you guessed it, to squawk ‘racist’. The shared values we held were never a matter of race though. Many Western nations were multiracial, happy, free and equal. Those that had issues were in the process of getting them sorted out before multiculturalism came along to divide us.

The West is still the best though, the anti-West of the left certainly aren’t in a rush to leave for some socialist utopia, probably because none actually exist. And now the voices of patriots are being heard despite the best efforts of the left to stop them. We will get our countries back and keep them great.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Weathering The Current Climate

There’s a large storm brewing in South Australia that will also affect most of the country. I’m wondering how many blackouts South Australia will have to deal with as a large amount of their electricity is generated by so called renewable sources. 

Wind turbines which aren’t the most efficient form of energy generation at the best of times aren’t able to operate in high winds (although fees are still paid to the operators!) and of course solar power is useless when there is no sun.

It’ll be interesting to see how many climate alarmists go on about the storm (a weather event) being the result of climate change (which is they claim is completely separate from the weather) and claim carbon taxes would have somehow stopped it.

If the climate alarmists line is to be believed , the Earth’s climate was static and tranquil until industry started and then everything went crazy.

Of course we know it’s the climate alarmists anti CO2 line that is crazy along with their expectation we’ll believe all the climate fairy tales they make up.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

To Be Cultured

There is not as much bigotry out there as the left would have you believe and their constant cries of racist are no longer working as well for them. They want causes to champion though, preferably ones that are low effort but they can get some little feel-good moment from it.

What do you do when there aren’t any low effort causes to champion? You manufacture them. One such cause is what they call cultural appropriation and a claim that people (usually white people.) are stealing culturally from other groups who are somehow automatically oppressed victims. For example a white person with dreadlocks is considered guilty of cultural appropriation.

Never mind that in the West we live in multicultural societies and are supposed to be celebrating diversity and encouraging togetherness, people (usually white people) apparently should not be adopting a single thing from other cultures. By all means go to the restaurants and enjoy the food but don’t you dare like anything else!

Obviously offensive stereotypes and objectionable cultural practices (such as those that oppress women and restrict freedom) should be stopped but in general the leftist thought police need to be stopped in their tracks. The leftist approach is an attempt at segregating people and keeping them divided. Our countries will never be united with the left’s nonsensical ‘look but don’t touch’ approach. If all cultures and people are supposedly equal then what’s the problem with equals sharing?

But this is the leftist way for you. They try and stop people (usually white people) from looking into other cultures and ways of life and then complain when white people don’t understand the other cultures.

If people are divided the left can more freely spout their nonsense and do all they can to keep certain groups seeing themselves as victims and in need of the left’s ‘guidance’ and ‘protection’. They can also keep you from criticising the cultures that are against freedom and the left really champion.

So just ignore those who cry cultural appropriation. Take the best of what the world has to offer, wear it respectfully and enjoy.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

On Form With The Refugee Intake Increase

One way to help create change is to let your local member know how you feel about certain issues, after all they can’t know if you don’t tell them. Don’t expect them to scour social media in a desperate attempt to get in touch with the people, it’s the people who have to spell out exactly what they expect from their local member.
Dear >>Insert local members name<<

I would like to address the budget and the cuts that are needed to address the shortfalls.

First and foremost, we cannot ever back any cuts to aged pensions and services that Australians rely on. Aged pensions and the services people rely on are essentials and necessary expenses that must be covered. Given the amount of taxes we are paying at all levels of government we have every right to expect a real return on our money.

As with any budget whether it’s a household, corporate or national the first place cuts are made are on luxuries and other unnecessary expenses. At a household level it would be items such as movies or dinner out, for a corporation it could be remodelling a building. On a federal level one such luxury on our budget is the resettlement of refugees which politicians support for their own reasons, usually as a vote getting exercise.

I have recently read that Australia plans to increase its intake by 5,000, no small burden on the budget even at the best of times, an absolute disgrace in the current economic climate and a criminal waste of taxpayers’ money that could be much better spent on aged pension, hospitals, education etc.

The constant resettlement of refugees as well as illegal immigrants is a never ending expense. Then there’s the matter of crime and terrorism. Europe’s open borders have brought them an increase in crime such as rape and several terrorist attacks. Here in Australia, Melbourne has gone from being the world’s most liveable city to a third world hellhole where people are afraid to sleep at night and have had to put barbed wire around their homes to protect themselves from the wonders of ‘diversity’ that politicians have inflicted upon us.

We have done more than we should ever have to so the refugee intake should now be reduced to zero and only immigrants who will be a benefit to the country and not a burden should be allowed in. The best way to deal with the refugee problem is to fix the problems in the countries people are fleeing from. Admitting the way of life in those countries is the problem and not where they live is the place to start, what’s happening in Europe and Melbourne is proof of that. Lowering our standards of living to match the standard of living in the refugees own countries is not helping anyone

Our aged pensioners do not deserve to have their pensions cut to fund bringing in refugees, our aged pensioners have made their contribution to the country and have earned their retirements. Australians who are currently working and contributing should not have the services they rely on cut either.

I recommend you watch a video on Youtube from the United States called ‘Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs’ which outlines the folly of the current polices. There are also videos called ‘Immigration by the Numbers -- Off the Charts’ and ‘Immigration Gumballs Part 2’ which also show the consequences of current immigration policies.

Yours sincerely,

>>Insert name<<

Monday, 19 September 2016

Greens Debating, Chicken Out And Run Away

The Greens are for open borders and calling anyone who disagrees with them racist. They aren’t for open discussion of the issues people are concerned about though which would explain why they walked out on Pauline Hanson’s speech

They had an opportunity to put their perspective head to head with an opposing point of view and show us what they’re all about, if they’re right and Pauline Hanson is wrong there was their chance to prove it.

Instead of making the case for why we should believe the Greens perspective is the one of choice the Greens ran from parliament and when out of earshot of Pauline they cried racist.

What they are really telling us is they don't have any facts to argue their case and are unable to put their point of view to the test. Like any charlatans they won’t stand up for what they claim they believe in, they stand up and run.

There is no real substance to the ideology the Greens are pushing, after all if they are so right why are they running away and calling people names from a distance?

The Greens have shown us what they’re really all about and they're not about serving the country. If they are not interested in tackling the real issues and representing the people who put them in parliament then they should stay out permanently.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

The Left And Their Mythical Gender Pay Gap

The left are going on about the mythical pay gap again. It’s been shown up for the nonsense that it is over and over and over again.

First of all it’s illegal to pay women less than men and it has been illegal for quite some time.

If it was really cheaper to hire women then the workforce would be full of women. After all businesses exist to make money, they aren’t some big men’s club out to forward some great male patriarchy. If it was cheaper to hire women they would hire them because lower expenses mean higher profits.

Some have complained how the physical requirements for some jobs discriminate against women and that standards should be lowered. If that were the case then businesses would actually be forced to hire more people to make up for a strength shortage and probably go out of business from carrying too high an overhead.

Firefighting is one of these areas that require great strength. From holding a fire hose (it isn’t a garden hose!) to carrying people out of a building. You can’t have people underperforming in disaster situations because they themselves become a liability and put other lives at risk. You have to be up to the task and it’s a task many men aren’t up to either. You can’t have two people carrying an average sized person down a ladder. If anyone has any complaints, refer them to nature. It’s down to evolution as to why some people can’t do certain jobs, not some male patriarchy holding people back.

Men earn more? The gender earnings presented are a collective measure which doesn’t tell you what’s really going on. What it’s down to is the choices many women make from working less hours to raising their children to not wanting to put in the long hours sometimes required to make the big money.

The left bleat about that as well as if those choices are not the best ones to make. From that you could say the left actually don’t want women to make decisions for themselves.

There are many women out there who earn more than men and there are plenty of well-paying heavy jobs many men are not likely to be hired for. Is it any benefit to them they are on the winning side of this so called gender pay gap?

“Geez, I don’t earn anywhere near as much as that lady down the road. She has lots of nice things and I’m barely getting by but hey, at least I’m on the winning side of the gender pay gap………….”

The gender pay gap argument put forward by the left is nothing but another one of their tactics to cause division and distract people from the real problems we are facing and which they themselves are often the ones causing.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Prove Them Wrong, It's Easy.

Being human we sometimes do not respond to things in a logical way or in a way that’s beneficial to us.

There are cases of people being told they will never do well for themselves or they’ll become a criminal by people they should not be listening to. Sometimes it’s people who are supposed to be friends but obviously these people are not friends because friends don’t talk to you like that.

For many of us it’s something we usually ignore. It might be a blow to the ego and it’s not nice to hear but we move on from it. For others though the response is “if this is how they think I’ll be then I’m going to be that way and they’ll be sorry!”

They won’t be sorry though, they’ll be happy you’ve proven them right. They said you’d be that way and lo and behold that is how you’ve turned out.

Sure, you may be able to blame them for what’s happened but that won’t really help you or undo the damage. And given that we are ultimately responsible for ourselves you’ll still be held accountable for your actions.

So here’s how to deal with it, ignore them and prove them wrong. It’s not a matter of becoming the world’s richest person, (but if you can achieve that by all means do so!) it’s just a matter of getting on with your life and dealing with what comes your way.

You don’t have to live up to a bad image others may have of you. If you’re overall not behaving like they claim you are or have just made a mistake and are getting back on track then their comments should be meaningless to you.

Disregard, move on and prove them wrong. And don’t prove them wrong just to get one over them, prove them wrong because it’s in your best interests to do so.

The Right Response

Some responses to those who say we should drop our borders.

Leftist comment: The refugees are our responsibility!
Response: How?

L: They just are.
R: No they’re not.

L: They want to start a new life, a better life.
R: They have to stop living their current way of life because that’s the cause of many of their problems.

L: We stole this land from the Aborigines.
R: If this land is stolen then how can it be ours to give away to others?

L: Can you look refugees in the eye and tell them they should not be here?
R: I’ll consider doing that after you look our aged pensioners in the eye and tell them their pensions will be cut along with the services they rely on so there will be more money for your open borders approach.

L: There is nothing unusual about the fact most of the refugees are men of military service age, they’ve fled danger and are looking to establish themselves in a new country, they will then be joined by their women and children.
R: If where they are from is so dangerous they have to flee how come it’s safe enough for their women and children to stay behind?

L: We have no culture.
R: So every other country in the world has culture and somehow we don’t? Never mind the Aussie stereotypes that prove that argument wrong, how would having no culture oblige us to drop our borders for illegals?

L: Illegal immigrants are not breaking the law, it’s racist to say they are!
R: Which part of the word ‘illegal’ don’t you understand and there is no such race as illegal immigrant.

L: They are not illegal, you have to call them refugees.
R: If they are coming here without using official channels and, for example, are coming here via a people smugglers boat then they are here illegally.

L: They’ve made a dangerous trip across the ocean in a small boat
R: This isn’t some sort of video game or obstacle course they have to complete where they are entitled to some sort of prize courtesy of us. You are encouraging people to risk their lives on unseaworthy boats and are just as responsible for the deaths at sea as the people who put them on those boats.

L: You can’t say I’m responsible for those deaths just because I encourage people to hop on unseaworthy people smugglers boats. This is all your fault.
R: You are the one encouraging them to bypass official channels and hop on a people smugglers boat, not me.

L: Stopping refugees is racist.
R: There is no such race as refugee and most of the people coming here illegally are not really refugees.

L: All countries have an obligation to help refugees, it's racist not to help them. 
R: So when you cry obligation and racism are you including Middle Eastern nations in that? They are not helping any refugees and given that they are muslim countries, and in many cases very wealthy muslim countries and many of the so called refugees are muslim you'd think the Middle East would be the first place they go and would be accepted.

L: They are real refugees.
R: Real refugees go to the first place of safety with whatever they can carry and as many of their family as they can take with them. They do not hop on a people smugglers boat, pay a fortune for the ride while carrying the latest mobile phone with selfie stick but somehow no documentation.

L: The lack of documentation means nothing, you’re a racist and a conspiracy theorist who is spreading xenophobia.
R: There are very real risks in accepting just anybody from terrorist attacks to infectious diseases. Say what you will about international obligations, they in no way oblige us to take on everyone else’s problems. It doesn’t help anyone, it just spreads the misery and is actually turning our country into a place people want to flee. Your open borders approach does not tackle the real problems and just encourage more and more people to risk their lives to come here and in many cases end up stuck on welfare because they are still living the way of life that helped oppress them. That’s OK with you though isn’t it? They stay uneducated on how our system works and think they have to keep voting left wing parties because their welfare benefits depend on it.

L: You’re a racist!
R: You’re a traitor.

Border protection is not racist, border protection is about protecting our way of life from the very real threats the world faces today. We have every right to protect our way of life and every right to select who can and cannot come into our country.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Facts? Not A Concern For The Left.

The left don’t let facts get in the way of their agenda and will not abandon their starry eyed view of the world at all costs.

They would rather see civilisation destroyed and everyone enslaved or killed than admit they are wrong.

Don’t believe me? Look at what happened in Africa. They demanded the Western powers decolonise based on a starry eyed view that all would be rainbows and happiness for everyone. What really happened was dictatorships were established, many lived under very real oppression and millions of people were killed.

That didn’t stop their calls for decolonisation though.  More and more African nations gained independence, descended into chaos immediately and the left ignored the facts and patted themselves on the back.

Once prosperous nations became hell on Earth and years later the left have finally admitted there is a problem. Not with their outlook though, it was with Western borders and they have largely been dropped.

Now the very people who in many cases terrorised African nations with the lefts blessing are now in Western nations recreating their way of life and spreading the misery.

And the left couldn’t be happier. The increase in violence will provide them with more excuses to try and disarm people, pass laws restricting free speech and make everyone else live under their version of equality.

That's where everyone (except the left's leaders) is equally miserable and in no position to complain under the threat of imprisonment for their version of 'hate speech'.

The hate speech in question is what's also known as the truth. They hate people speaking the truth because it shows them up for the liars, hypocrites and traitors that they really are.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Remember, Ice Is A Sign Of Warming!

The globull warming brigade will often try and discredit the reality based perspective presented by climate realists with whatever nonsense they can come up with. One trick they try is pointing out NASA put a man on the moon. Somehow this means NASA is infallible and beyond question in the climate change arena.

Putting a man on the moon is rocket science, not climate science and as far as any implied suggestion NASA is somehow always right has been tragically proven wrong by disasters such as the Apollo 1 fire, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster amongst other mishaps.

NASA is an organisation funded by US taxpayer dollars which are under the control of the US government and if said government is determined to forward the climate scam NASA will in turn be likely to present data that favours the scam/witchcraft based belief that taxes can change the climate.

So to all those pushing the CO2 climate scam feel free to stack talk show guest and audience numbers in your favour while mocking people who do not see NASA as some infallible deity. The fact the data you present has for the most part never resembled reality will always come back and, as usual, show the CO2 line in climate change up for the absolute nonsense it has always been.