“The standard diet of a meat-eater is blood, flesh, veins, muscles, tendons, cow secretions, hen periods and bee vomit. And once a year during a certain holiday in November, meat-eaters use the hollowed-out rectum of a dead bird as a pressure cooker for stuffing. And people think vegans are weird because we eat tofu?”—
Capitalism = if you have no economic worth, you have no value. Homeless people, elderly, disabled people, animals, the environment. It all gets pissed away and they convince you that its fair too. “Why should WE pay for saving the enivornment?” Well you FKing profited off it didnt you? Try living in a world with no air. Whats the economic profit of clean oxygen? Of fresh unprocessed foods?
Qantas sources confirmed yesterday Mr Joyce waited until five minutes before his decision to ground the fleet to hear from Ms Gillard, after attempting to contact her three hours earlier.It is understood that all it would have taken for Qantas to cancel the grounding was for Ms Gillard to declare all future industrial action illegal
…. wait, all because of a phone call?… Having trouble getting my brain around this one.
Basically whats happened here is Quantas has been cost cutting their maintenance for years in the hopes of increasing profits and its finally come back to bite them. They have had many minor and significant failings with their aircrafts over the last five years and have been treating their maintenance crews, engineers and staff very badly. So, what do the staff do? Protest!
Industrial action means slowing down or refusing to work, being uncooperative with management until better work conditions are met. Industrial action is the only real form of outlet for discontent when companies are unwilling to meet employee demands. Good on them for standing up for a fair and humane workplace!
But Qantas is so shit, they try to make a plan to force workers back to work. They threaten to stop everything, halt all flights so that no one has any work. They hoped that the prime minister would take the side of the CEO and make industrial action illegal so that workers could be deemed criminals and would either be forced to quit or go back to work. But she didnt! Thank FK that hasnt happened…yet.
Are you entitled to vote if you refuse to intellectually participate in politics?
I know it sounds rough but it makes sense to me. Most Aussies dont give a shit about politics, they dont know whats going on in terms of climate change, refugees, the global economy, the overpopulation crises, the resource shortage. Almost all reactions are simply knee jerk responses that reek of ignorance and mistrust.
Most aussies dont do any independent research, do not believe in climate change (or are unsure), if they do believe in climate change they love to fall back on that morally pleasing assurance “but we only globally contributed 1%”. Most older aussies think refugees should fuck off cos Australia is full. They have no idea about or are interested in the crises of capitalism. They only care about cheap amenities for themselves.
So if we were going to have a vote on taking action to combat climate change, how is it fair that these people will get to vote? When they dont give a shit about the topic and they do not give a shit about the world my children will live in.
Now this completely goes against democracy, denying someone a vote. So how do we balance democracy and future welfare? If most people had their say, there wouldn’t be a carbon tax. How do we balance democracy and making the right choice?
I think Australians are so happy because for so long they have not needed to be politicized. I have grown up with the idea, ‘politicians know whats best honey, leave it up to them, they’ll do a good job’. And certainly for a while I’m sure they did. We never needed a real democracy cos they kept things all good. But I don’t think the young believe this anymore.
Perhaps this is the first time Australians have demanded a real democracy.
We want to be involved now. We are empowered and well read.
A lot of government decisions are being made undemocratically. Australia used to have cheap and certainly affordable housing. Developers and businesses are have exploited it for too long, and now we have the most expensive in the world. Australians, the majority, do not want a “high rise” future. Some may, but families should live in houses, with back yards. We are not in Hong Kong or Singapore. Where will future generations go? More and more people will be homeless, rely on renting, and have not land in their name. The great majority do not want a “big Australia”, but we have no choice. Government policies are trashing any efforts to be sustainable, to address peak oil, food shortages, and global overpopulation. Forcing growth onto Australia at a time of global decline is reckless, irresponsible, and contrary tot he interests of this generation. The “skills shortages” is a myth too! Too many government decisions are being made by corporations, not the people, the voters.
Most of the time you wont understand my behaviour, you wont know why I don’t enjoy hanging with that group of people, you wont know why I flit in and out of your social life.
You wont understand how one day I can be fully there, giving the best encouragement and advice, and then you won’t see me for months. You may wonder if I care about you at all. What can I say? There’s only a certain amount of trivial BS I can tolerate and not be affected or weighed down by it. I am not interested in who you’re kickin’ it with, who the last person that offended you was or how drunk you got last week. I’m interested in something real, how you’re feeling, how happy you are, what life holds for you around the corner.
I’m not going to justify my actions or even try to. We should all begin to realise that life is a very short fragile thing. We all want a life with meaning, we all want to be happy. At the end of my life I want to know that I spent my time in a meaningful way. I don’t want to look back and regret having spent it with someone who has no interest or ability in communicating even a hint of meaningful content.
So while I’ve known you for a long time, and we have been good friends, and I do love you in an unconditional friendly human way, I do not enjoy your company anymore. I’ll happily be there for you when you grow up and start talking about ideas rather than things and other people, a superficial topic at best.
I’ll come back now and then to try and act as some kind of positive role model, and to see how you are of course, but once the topic turns to complaint and criticism I’m out.
Is that offensive? It’s honest. And judging by the way you behave its been a long time since you’ve had a dose of honesty.
“”I wish neither to possess nor to be possessed.
I no longer covet ‘paradise’
More important, I no longer fear ‘hell’…
The medicine for my suffering
I had within me from the very beginning
but I did not take it.
My ailment came from within myself,
but I did not observe it, until this moment.
Now I see that I will never find the light unless,
like the candle,
I am my own fuel,
consuming myself.”— Bruce Lee
Shes only seventeen and the things she posts makes my soul cry! Such an intelligent and open minded young soul! Id tell you myself but you dont have an ask box. You post so many things over a wide range of issues, such a deep well of understanding. If only every seventeen year old were more like this. If only I was like this when I was 17!
Address your tweets to your representatives, demand a halt
Demand a halt, to violence against children
Demand a halt, against the torture of children
Demand a halt, against the violations of their rights
How many more dead corpses of Palestinians and children does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Rights of the Child, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.
The most valuable thing you can give someone is your complete honest attention, the second thing is understanding.
Thats why I will watch these horrific videos of people dying in the middle east, and why I will continue to watch and post these.
Watching these videos shows respect, interest, and compassion for those suffering. It is not disrespectful to watch their inhumane situation. It IS IMMORAL to ignore these videos and shut them from your life as if you never saw them.
Yes they are horrific. So is reality. And having the courage to watch this, means you have the courage to be a real person, a person who has integrity and does not deny reality. A person who does not delude themselves or shy away from hard issues.
Most likely your tax has paid for the torture in these videos in some way. Mine too. I’d like you to watch the two videos below and join me in moral outrage and heartbreak.
Now think, this stuff happens daily (or hourly) in the middle east, especially Palestine. People suffer like this all day everyday. You could at least give them the dignity of accepting their suffering as real. Do not deny that they have lived a life a thousand times more difficult than hours. You may not be able to help these people right now, but be a human. See their pain. Remember.
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”—Pema Chödrön (via elige)
We know that the temperature rise over the past five decades is abrupt and very large.
Nobody’s fudging the numbers, or manipulating data to win research grants, as Perry claims. Nor are they making an undue fuss over a “naturally occurring” warm-up, as Bachmann alleges. The science is real.
It is the know-nothing politicians — not scientists — who are committing an unforgivable fraud.
“Understanding and compassion for others seems to be achieved by the understanding of others’ suffering and the root causes of suffering. Therefore, to be responsible is to recognize and understand suffering, which then leads to compassion. It is through this process that others can be recognized as people.”—Scared Sacred Documentary, by Velcrow Ripper (via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity)
“It is not enough for a handful of experts to attempt the solution of a problem, to solve it and then to apply it. The restriction of knowledge to an elite group destroys the spirit of society and leads to its intellectual impoverishment.”—Albert Einstein (via thinksquad)