Most of the big, multi billion dollar tech corporations around today were started by geeks in America a few years ago. There was nothing special about these geeks except what they had between their ears. Few of them started off particularly wealthy. For the most part, they simply began fiddling with computers and electronics in their parents’ garages.
Sometimes when history is made, you could hardly miss it. Great armies sweep across continents raping and pillaging. Powerful navies blast each other by hostile shores. Tyrants inflict genocide and starvation on hapless populations.
The trouble with democracy, is that there is always a section of any society which is really dumb. Suppose I was to stand for election with a proposal to repeal the Law of Gravity. The Law of Gravity is one of the leading causes of deaths each year both at home and on the work site. If I promised to repeal this law, I can guarantee there would be some people stupid enough to vote for me.
The Manchester bombing was very personal for me. I was born in St Mary’s Hospital, just a short walk from the Manchester arena. I also had a very happy childhood, growing up in the Southern suburbs. I still have a very special place in my heart for Manchester and its people.
Well, the big guns are lining up to take a shot at our hideous Constitution. This awful document has been protecting the rights of all Australians since Federation. In fact, it has done a better job of protecting us than almost any other Constitution ever written.
Well, here I am, just back from England, sitting up at midnight unable to sleep and thinking over the events of the last three weeks. What is it actually like in England these days? People over here often ask me that. Is it really that bad? Are there gangs on the streets? Are the inner cities on fire?
What is a politician? In short, a politician is a boss. A politician is someone who tells us what we can or can’t do. Their orders are known as “laws.” In democracies politicians are usually members of democratic political parties. However, dictators are politicians and so are party members in a communist country.
Once upon a time, two crafty tailors convinced the Emperor that they could make him a set of magic clothes. They told all the people that these robes would be so magic that only smart people could see them. Everyone went along with the deception because no one wanted to admit that they were too stupid to see the wonderful clothes.
Where else would this have happened. A referendum is held, the people have voted and now a bunch of unelected judges have decided that the people can’t have what they voted for. If this had been anywhere outside of the European Union, the UN would have imposed sanctions and the Americans would be putting together a “coalition of the willing” ready to invade
An event was scheduled on December 4th last year at the rather unassuming venue of Caulfield Bowling Club in Melbourne. There was to be a capacity crowd of two hundred people in attendance. Despite its diminutive size, this event was one of great significance. Pauline Hanson and fellow One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts were to meet with right wing members of Australia’s Jewish community.
Now that the Pickering Post is officially more popular than Time magazine (according to a ground-breaking survey conducted in Larry’s living room), we felt that the Pickering Post should nominate its own “Person of the Year.”
For the longest time, we have had diversity and anti-racism rammed down our throats. Strangely enough however, the people doing this don’t really seem to care about diversity and anti-racism. At least not for non-white nations.
There goes the last of the credibility of the mainstream media. Ouch. For the last three months, I’ve been working 70 hours a week in a remote part of Australia. I’m two hours from the nearest city... by jet aeroplane.
If there has been a central theme to this American Presidential election, it has been desertion. During the primaries, barbs and insults are traded, it’s part of the game. Normally however, once the candidate has been chosen, everyone hugs and makes up. This time has been different.
I’m going to stick my neck out once again and predict a Trump victory in the US Presidential Election. The press would have you believe that the Hillbanger has it in the bag. They are unashamedly cheerleading for Hillary. Predicting a landslide victory is probably a ruse to persuade Trump voters to stay home on polling day.
I was shocked and disappointed to see the result of last week’s Essential poll which found that 49 per cent of Australians are now opposed to Islamic immigration into this country. How could this have happened I wondered? I found myself agreeing with Muslim activist Mariam Veiszadeh (below) and thinking that perhaps there had been a mistake. Maybe the poll was wrong!
Never before in recorded history have so many people migrated into another country without first securing a military victory. I’m not talking about the normal movement of a few traders or diplomats, or the occasional adventurous soul wanting to try something different. Since WW2, mass immigration from the third world has transformed Western nations, and not always in a way that the majority is comfortable with.
I made an incredible discovery when I was in kindy, I figured out a whole new way to argue. It was awesome. All you had to do was to stick fingers in ears and keep yelling “I CAN'T HEAR YOU” over and over. It worked like a charm, I never lost an argument – until I tried it on dad.
It must be great being a pessimist. When you always expect the worst, surprises are usually pleasant ones. Little wonder then that pessimism is so popular.
Are you a good person? It’s okay, you don’t have to answer that question. I already know the answer. Of course you are a good person. You never lose your temper except when people (or inanimate objects) annoy you. You had that girl in the office in tears the other day but that was her fault. She should have returned your pencil on time. You never hit your wife... when she cooks dinner right. Hard but fair, that’s what you are.