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Carbon tax

It is so imaginative reporting that energy intensive industries will face reduced profitability, as if that is a flaw in the carbon tax.  That of course is the whole point, if such industries wish to remain profitable they will need … Continue reading

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Firewood

Went outside and spent the first half hour sawing fire wood.  I think I have a slight fire wood obsession.  It’s like a constant through my life from boy scouts onwards.  It gives me some perverse pleasure as fire wood … Continue reading

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Neva Mend

 “In this land there’s a race that time forgot, And for the land – in this time the race was shot, Under-estimation, no conciliation,  Got to be blatant, speaking to the nation”  Lyrics from Neva Mend by NoKTuRNL I have … Continue reading

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Ian Stapleton on Spargo’s Hut in 2003

“It’s a shining example of the best way to ensure that historic places are preserved and respected – just don’t put a road or a signpost anywhere near them, and let those who really want to seek them out, do … Continue reading

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‘The First Born’ by A.D. Hope

There is something different about them. Almost all voices of eldest children give them away. I know for I am one myself of that secret clan. They have listening faces, their stance. Their steps recall a guarded alertness from an … Continue reading

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Food Miles

Progressive’ people talk about food miles, and mostly wouldn’t contest that eating ‘organic’ food is a plus, but then progressive people often talk about what feels good for them as being superior to what others do! The two obvious flaws … Continue reading

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Leg Shavers

Human beings are almost hilarious when you consider some things they do on mass. Why for example do Australian’s buy Holden and Ford V8’s in such large numbers when all they do with them is mostly go shopping and commuting? … Continue reading

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Bike Paths

At times when I’m out riding my bike it seems that the motor vehicle has taken over the world. You can feel pretty insignificant out on a four-lane highway, or using that bike path on the side of a major … Continue reading

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Max Biaggi – surely history will rate him as one of the best ever – right up there with Mike Hailwood

Max Biaggi – I’ve been a fan since watching his amazing exploits on the Aprilia two stroke.  When he came to 500’s his team boss told him before his first race to go out and show them who was the … Continue reading

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Rudd vs Julia

Couldn’t help but notice that those who lined up with Rudd were nearly all men and the women almost completely lined up with Julia…sign of a rear guard action by old school males perhaps… does her being a women have … Continue reading

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