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Australian Government Election Day 2013

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I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Political / Values

I woke up this morning with a feeling of dread My mind is hurting from all that was said The worst insults I have known in many a year What happened to those values that we hold so dear? Care for those who are less well off Positive solutions – not just for the toffs Is it about ego, capitalism and personal gain? Will they just bring more suffering and pain? It could be so […]

What a day!

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Blog 2013 / Political / politics / Wisdom too late

From mid-morning until now (9:00pm) I have been captivated by the unfolding of yet another leadership challenge in the Australian political system. It went to a vote and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defeated the current Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, in a ballot for the leadership. The vote was 57 to 45. I have never seen so much political analysis and speculation as the experts tried to fill in the time while the politicians were […]

Weekly writing challenge: The State of the Nation

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / bullying / I believe that... / Political / politics

  WordPress is encouraging bloggers to take on a divisive issue so I have decided to swim with the sharks on this one!   Our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard is doing it tough but I still support her government. Many don’t. Her opponents think she should resign and go away quietly. Julia is our first female Prime Minister. She challenged the former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, in a leadership ballot three years ago and she […]

Irreplaceable history is destroyed

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Political

Plinky Prompt: A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. How do you feel? Plinky prompt In 2010 I was shocked to hear that a fire destroyed the Claremont Council Chambers and Library. I am linked to the building through a family connection. One of my Mum’s family  traced her father’s and my Grandfather’s (Arthur King) ancestry. I learned that Arthur’s father, James King, was the first Mayor of […]

Any port in a storm

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Blog 2013 / flowers / forgiveness / Political / Small business / You must be kidding?

I found this ticket among my photos and had a chuckle at the memory of that night. My work colleague and I attended the function as we shared office space with the Small Business people plus we thought we should show our support. It was a formal affair so Chris and I had to find something suitable for the occasion. We both found lovely formal gowns at the right price. Their earlier life was in […]

Life wasn’t meant to be easy – who said that?

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / I believe that... / I feel... / Political / Uncategorized / Wisdom too late

“The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis (sometimes called “the Dismissal“) has been described as the greatest political crisis and constitutional crisis in Australia’s history. It culminated on 11 November 1975 with the removal of the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam  (elected in 1972) of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), by Governor-General Sir John Kerr. Kerr then appointed the Leader of the Opposition, Malcolm Fraser, as caretakerPrime Minister. When the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, went to seek the […]

Should Alan Jones be taken off air at radio 2GB

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Blog 2012 / I believe that... / I feel... / Journal Blog / Political / politics / You must be kidding?

  Alan Jones, talk back radio host, has greatly offended many people in Australia today in a Mitt Romney style blunder. He was speaking to a group of  young Liberals (conservatives) and attacked our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard not knowing his speech was secretly being recorded. Many of you will know that her parents were hard working people who moved to Australia from Wales for a better life for their children. Their daughter, Julia, won […]

Alan Jones – a bridge too far

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Blog 2012 / I believe that... / I feel... / Journal Blog / Political / politics / You must be kidding?

Alan Jones, talk back radio host, has greatly offended many people in Australia today in a Mitt Romney style blunder. He was speaking to a group of  young Liberals (conservatives) and attacked our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard not knowing his speech was secretly being recorded. Many of you will know that her parents were hard working people who moved to Australia from Wales for a better life for their children. Their daughter, Julia, won the […]

My Collections – coins, stamps, postcards, publications…

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Political

Why do we bother to collect things? They end up in boxes or suitcases and stored in garages. Who will want them when I am gone? I decided today to go through my collections, write some blogs about them, and then maybe send them on their way, to a good home, if I can find one interested in taking them on. Sometimes collections have to be around for a few generations before they are of […]