• 31Mar

    A friend of mine just told me that he ‘Googled’ info on a friend’s band, that said he was playing gigs around the country, but when he spoke with his friend, he discovered that the band actually split up 3 years ago.
    I said to him that I keep telling people, the internet is 98% misinformation… it doesn’t mean it’s 98% lies or bull, it means it’s 98% not accurate information or misleading information ‘misinformation’… but as a relatively educated estimate, I would say that probably at least 50%, if not more, is total rubbish, in other words fiction or gross distortions of truth or fact.

    You have to know how to search the internet for the 2% of genuine fact and also research the probable 50% or less of relatively confident (good) information to find out the most up-to-date factual accounts and information on any subject to ensure you are getting as close to the genuine truth of the subject or matter as possible. Go to reputable journals and institutional sites, like Universities, respected Science and Medical Journals, reputable news and information sites. It doesn’t mean just government or institute sites… there are many sites run by dedicated amateurs and professionals who are very knowledgeable and do all their proper due diligence on subjects before and when reporting them or posting them.

    The Internet is one of the best and worst utilities of the modern age… but just keep in mind, anyone can put anything on the internet. It’s not like back in the days of libraries being the source of information, when the ‘fictional stuff’ was clearly marked as fictional and most of the factual stuff was relatively reliable… but even then, as I’m sure you know, there was still probably about 5% at least of purported fact that was rubbish! I mean really for example, I remember some schmo trying to tell us all that the world was round and the Earth revolved around the sun… I mean how absurd! Everyone must know the Earth is flat and the sun revolves around the Earth… it has to be true, it’s on the internet! But the truth is the Earth is a daisy seed caught between Horton the Elephant’s toes and we all just live in a virtual Universe operated by a puppet master… it’s all true I swear! Come on you gotta believe me, I put it on the internet!

  • 01Feb

    I was watching a TV program the other night calledGenius… it’s meant as a fun, slightly silly entertainment show… well very silly actually, and it is funny and entertaining.
    Essentially, their is a host and a couple of guest panel that judge whether members of the audience are a ‘genius’ or not, depending on the brilliance and creative imagination of their bizarre inventions or ideas. The audience come up with some of the craziest ideas, the host and guest panel, and even the audience, join in on silly responses, assessments and antics, and it all usually ends up in a good laugh. The audience are often asked their advice on certain aspects of an idea, and the host might ask if there is anyone in the audience with professional or expert knowledge in a specific area, to give an expert opinion. Often it is science, or engineering based opinions that are required.

    This one particular Genius episode I was watching, an audience ‘idea inventor’ posed the idea of doing away with the moon by using a nuclear strike, which would destroy gravity on Earth, giving us these benefits… transport over-crowding problems would be solved because everyone would be able to fly, and fishing would be easier!?

    ‘What ! ?”

    Well, the host wasn’t sure about the concept that removing the moon would also eliminate gravity, so he asked if anyone in the audience had a science background and could shed some light on this. Young Andrew volunteered himself as a 2nd year University physicist, to answer the puzzle. Andrew said ‘in his limited knowledge of astronomy, planets and stars’, “I think the moon is quite important to life, but we might get a bit lighter, but only for half the month. When the moon is on the other side we’d be a bit heavier maybe!”

    ‘What !?’… Andrew, you’re a 2nd year University Physics student, and you don’t even understand that the moon does not control the Earth’s gravity, the Earth is just influenced by the moon’s mass, but the moon in fact is caught in Earth’s gravitational field and held in it’s orbit around us by that force. It’s year 7 physics if that!

    As for all the others who believe we will all die if the moon was removed… well that is just plain ‘dumber’. Of course damage and loss of life scenarios would depend on the method the moon is removed, and the variables are many… but essentially we would survive and learn to live in a world that isn’t ‘influenced’ by the moon’s mass.

    If a 2nd year University physic student is that dumb… how much dumber are the kids still just trawling through primary and high school!?

    Let’s hope they grow smarter, because if they don’t… we will all probably die!…’What!?’

  • 05Nov

    Who was the person or group of people that thought up ‘Homework’ for school students… it occurred to me that perhaps they were a either a person with good intentions, thinking that by applying school work to be done at home, they were helping improve the students mind, while keeping them from taking part in after school hours activities that might be considered foolhardy and delinquent, or it was simply a lazy teacher who thought they could palm off work they should have been teaching during school hours, to their students to do after school, to make their own job easier. Perhaps it was a combination of all of this and more, but however you look at it… assigning mandatory school homework is naive, irrational, ignorant, oppressive and counter productive.

    Don’t misunderstand me here, there is nothing wrong with a student choosing voluntarily to do extra study before or after school in their own time, if they feel they need or want to, in order to keep up or excel… in fact I would encourage that. But enforcing school homework on students who don’t want it, in general, has the adverse effect, and more often that seen, and extreme adverse effect on the student, and those closest to the student.

    Young students should not be distressed with more schoolwork after school has adjourned, this time should be used for them to relax, and recharge their mind and body batteries, ready for the next day, or week, at school… in the same context as your time at home away from your place of work, is your free time to relax… if your boss kept sending you home with work to do all night, how long would you put up with that before you quit the job!

    By enforcing mandatory schoolwork in the time students should be re-charging, as any half witted logically minded person can see, only serves to make a student more stressed, tired, irritable, depressed and angry.

    I have not yet met a single school student who has told me that they love homework, and that it has a remarkable effect on their achievement levels… Homework is illogical, irrational, ignorant, oppressive, depressive, and a pointless waste of a students free time, that actually inhibits their ability to be more creatively productive in school.

    If our education systems had an ounce of sense, they would over-hall the entire draconian system, that still seems to permeate our early learning and junior education platforms today, and introduce a system that monitors students from early learning onwards, in order to determine what their natural and intrinsic fascinations and talents are, and natural skills adeptness they may demonstrate to expanded on, so they can be guided into a vocational area they were born to do.

    It is an absolute pointless exercise trying to cram trigonometry into a student who is clearly dominated by their ‘right brain’ hemisphere and has natural talents and fascinations for the creative arts, as much as it is naive and damaging to enforce arts skills on a student who shows a natural fascination and talent for mathematical academics because they are dominated by their left brain hemisphere. If a student does not have a brain for trigonometry, then forcing it upon them is only going to generate a whole catalogue of emotional and psychological disorders, from feeling inadequate and stupid, to feelings of segregation and severe depression. The reality of it is, this ‘right brain’ dominated student will most likely never have need of trigonometry in their entire adult life, so the pain and anxiety they suffered as a result of forced study, was, and is, totally needless.

    The world is filled with people in the wrong job, who hate their life because they hate their job, and as a result don’t do it well… and so, for example, a person who is an incompetent house builder will end up with disgruntled customers, as will a doctor who delivers poor medical treatment or advice… all because our schooling system was not efficient or effective enough to discover in their early learning, that the inadequate Doctor would actually make a great house builder, and the incompetent house builder would make a brilliant doctor… and so the circle goes around and around, and produces a world filled with unhappy, incompetent, frustrated and depressed people.

    In fact I think you would be astounded to learn the staggering number of people, and registered patients, suffering anxiety and depression, that can be traced back to their dissatisfaction and hatred of their job that they feel chained to because they have to pay the bills to survive. And it all goes back to their lack of options due to ineffective outmoded schooling. But it doesn’t stop there, believe it or not, this world wide epidemic of people in the wrong job, flows into other social disorders like domestic violence, suicide, drug use and other escapisms that have detrimental ramifications on the individuals and society at large.

    How simple would it be to correct this overwhelming dilemma and disastrous social deformity, just by adjusting our schooling system from a basic mass ‘one lesson fits all’ mentality, to a far more effective and productive system of individual monitoring and guidance into the students areas of natural fascinations, talents and skills, ensuring optimum results of people entering vocations they enjoy and are good at.

    There are in fact some schools and junior colleges already wise to this, and have adopted this new type of educational thinking, like the SEDA Group in Australia, and the more schools that move toward this style of thinking, the better our world will become… and that includes discarding the ridiculous notion and practice of mandatory home work… honestly what twat thought that up!

    For some more information of Vocational Guidance and how brain hemisphere dominance defines us, go to: Vocational Guidance for a changing World

  • 04Sep

    Although there are many political parties in Australia to choose from when we vote for our leaders, for some bizarre reason, the media, the government and the ‘opposition’, have convinced us that there is only really 2 parties to vote for.

    So have you ever wondered why they call themselves parties… it seems quite clear to me… because when they get elected and get in ‘power’ they think it’s just one big ‘PARTY’!

    On Saturday the 7th of September (2013), consider this carefully… these two primary political ‘parties’ have no genuine intention, desire or motivation to actually manage our social and economic growth and welfare with any real degree of efficiency or for optimum benefit to us, the citizens of the country, whom ‘they’ have clearly forgotten are the shareholders of the nation that actually employ them to manage our welfare properly.

    Do you think for one minute, if you owned a business or organisation, and employed a Managing Director, to manage the social and economic growth and welfare of the organisation, but all they did was waste money, over-spend on themselves, make continual bad judgements and decisions, and run your organisation into more debt than it can bare, that you would give them a pat on the back and re-instate them while just saying, “try to do better in the future”? NO… you would sack them and say “Don’t bother asking for a reference, unless you want one that says never employ this person because they will ruin your business!”

    Well why then don’t you elect to do the same to the bunch of useless morons posing as our ‘two government parties’…sack them!
    They have proven over many years, they have absolutely no idea how to manage and run a tuck-shop efficiently, let alone an entire country… YOU, me, we, the citizens of Australia have not only the power, but the right and obligation to sack them, and employ a group that can do the job properly.

    All these ‘two’ parties of clowns care about is their own pockets, comfort, status and power… they don’t care about you, they only care about your money, because the more money you give them, the bigger party they ‘WILL’ have!

    Are you aware that Australia is one of the most heavily taxed countries in the world, right!.. that’s ‘your’ money we are talking about. The government don’t actually have any of their own money, they have, and use ‘Your Money’… it’s all ‘your’ money, and all they are supposed to do is manage it for you, and ensure your money is spent wisely, and has a growth and surplus for the benefit of all of us! That’s it… simple. Their job is not to tell you what to do, and treat you like some convict in a penal colony, which they clearly think Australia still is and that they’re the big bad wardens who tell you what you can and can’t do. No, their job is to manage your money to provide a positive, social and economic environment, that works effectively toward a progressively creative and constructive future for all of us! You don’t work for the government, they work for you… and in doing so, you provide them with a comfortable living. So why do they continually steal from the till!

    If they can’t do their job properly, then why the hell do we keep letting them back in the job… maybe the only ones to blame are ourselves, after all, as I said, we are the ones with the real power!

    Voting is a personal choice and freedom, and I’m not going to start on the ludicrous concept that a country supposedly founded on a ‘free democratic and socialist system, enforces compulsory voting, in complete contrast and opposition to the very system we are voting for, but as I say, voting is a personal choice we make freely without adverse coercion. However, I suggest we step away from the two party system and start voting for some of the other political groups that are proposing far more rational, sensible and wise policies than either of the two primary parties.

    My recommendation would be to look at both the Clive Palmer United Party, and the Jamie McIntyre 21st Century Australia Party, who both have very sound plans and policies to pull this country out of the deep depressing hole the other two bickering spoilt brat parties have dug us into over the past 3 decades.

    Do you honestly think voting for either one of these two clowns is going to make the nation a better country and improve your life… if you do, then I can honestly say, “You’re dreaming!”

    Don’t let these clowns have another party at your expense, paid for by you… find some one who actually cares about doing the job properly, and give the job to them!

  • 09Aug

    The Mysterious 888

    A calculation made from ‘it’, reveals a most noteworthy date
    I wrote this down some years ago, in hope we see what lies in fate

    This number has been haunting me, for many years past
    At first it seemed so far away, but now approaches fast

    I know not what the world will be when 888 has come and gone
    perhaps things will be unchanged, and our lives will just go on

    Perhaps a silent shift will come that changes all our lives
    Or global catastrophes where not all the world survives

    But 888 will come no doubt and change one life at least
    But likely more, for it is sure, it’s the champion or the beast

    While making wars among ourselves, without valid consequence
    The cosmic eye watches us, and plans its silent recompense

    In the timeless cosmic realm, I see events that come and go
    but now and then one unannounced, effects the world we know

    Governments and Generals think they know it all
    but they know next to nothing, because their windows are so small

    Scientists and scholars may know a fraction more
    but can’t always see what’s coming, their vision is too poor

    I cannot say what the world will be, when 888 has past
    I simply sense that something, is coming very fast

    Perhaps I know what lay ahead, the truth of what will be
    But maybe it’s just in my head, we’ll have to wait and see.