Saturday, 25 February 2017

"We've got your back" - NRA head to Trump (video)

I know it's a 20 minute video, but rarely will you see such a display of Orwellian psychotic speaking. It's full of Doublespeak from Trump's Ministry of Truth. A stunning example of the fascist's takeover of the White House, the presidency, and the sheeple following it all. Honestly, I'm loath to use the Nazi thing, but this is Nazi-ism.

I spent the 22 minutes watching this in disbelief and almost shock. It was heavy with propaganda rhetoric, void of reality. It was almost preaching an ideology, using key words and phrases to demonise the left as enemies of the US. 

The most disturbing thing is that this man is a powerful member of the conservatives and holds much sway over the White House. I'm so glad I'm not an American right now, it would scare the fuck out of me.

Slovenia gets marriage equality, while Australia still waits

Whilst Australian LGBT continue to wait for the Lieberals and Turnbull to recognise our human rights, marriage equality is moving forward in other countries. Some to the great embarrassment of Australia which is still lagging behind the modern world. It's shocking that in 2017 David and I are still considered second class citizens under the marriage act, when Australia used to be such a forward socially progressive country.

The latest country to get marriage equality is Slovenia. I didn't even know where that was apart from eastern Europe and had to look it up. 

Yes folks, Slovenia has beaten Australia to marriage equality, whilst Australia is held captive to the far right bitter middle aged white christian back benchers of the federal gov.
Slovenia permitted same-sex marriages for the first time from Friday under a law giving gay couples largely the same rights as heterosexuals though barring them from jointly adopting children.

The head of the unit in charge of weddings in Slovenia's second largest city Maribor, Ksenija Klampfer, told Reuters the first lesbian wedding would take place there on Saturday.

"We are very happy and proud that we will perform the first same-sex wedding. We believe that such marriages are an important step towards formation of an inclusive society where people have equal rights," Klampfer said.
A number of other European Union states have legally recognised same-sex marriages, including Britain, France and Spain, but the issue remains contentious in many other EU countries. Reuters

Friday, 24 February 2017

Peter Dutton for PM? - Abbott WTF? files (video)

The Lieberals are at war folks, repeating the mistakes of the previous Gillard/Rudd gov. Abbott has gone to the press undermining prime minister Turnbull saying his gov is drifting to defeat at the next election. In doing so he's come up with insane plans to bring the gov back.

He wants to get rid of the Australian Human Rights Commission (in keeping with his christianity there) and also the "theology" of climate change (in other words he still thinks "climate change is crap"). He actually believes that this is what Australians want, and that the Lieberals are drifting too far left and becoming "Labor Lite". Such is the delusion world in which he lives.

Of course this has caused an eruption in the media against Abbott by fellow members of the federal gov. Most notably finance minister Cormann, once a staunch ally of Abbotts, ripping in to Abbott in an interview which he called Abbott's media stirring "sad", the word picked up and used by Turnbull as well against Abbott.

But if that wasn't enough proof of Abbott's psychotic state, rumours are that Abbott is pushing for Peter Dutton to become prime minister, giving him gushing praise. Watch him describe Dutton as some kind of saint or something. What fuckin planet is Abbott on?  


NRA says it will defend Trump - armed Trump-etes attend town hall meetings (video)

Only in America....
In news from behind the wall, the NRA has released a propaganda video claiming that those who protest against Trump are simply in to making trouble and anarchy. The solution? The NRA says they are.

Caitlyn Jenner calls Republican Trump bullies "sick" - video

Team Trump has decided to get rid of the Obama law that protects transgender students in schools saying they can use the toilet of their choice.

In response to this Jenner, also a Republican (yes being LGBT goes across politics) calls the bullies weak and sick, and points out that Trump promised to protect the LGBT. She ends with telling Trump "Call me".

Thursday, 23 February 2017

An honest story of using Ice (video)

This video isn't about me but somebody else that's used it. They tell their story in the most honest of ways.

That said, I've been there. I worked full time and used it. And no I didn't fall to bits at work, but I did have issues on the Tuesday after a weekend with no sleep. At times I would go from Friday after work to Sunday night without sleep. The dealer was fucking me so most of it was free. Enough said.

I always look back on those times as an escape from reality. I just couldn't deal with life at the time. I've wondered on occasion if I'd still be alive today if I'd not had that escape then? Who knows? I hate to say it but the ice I had along with the sex got my mind off everything for three days at a time, and perhaps it did help me to not top myself.

However I've always been a strong person as far as drugs go, and whenever I wanted to stop I simply did. I've known druggies that couldn't, and I never understood that. I stopped Ice on my own, no help. I just decided I'd had enough.

Today I don't want to go near Ice. Enough was enough. 

Discrimination issue with bouncer update - further snowball

I'm supposed to keep all this confidential, but fuck that. This isn't a big blog and I'm quite happy to update the situation on my little corner of the internet. I will however not mention the name of the pub in this here post; those who've been reading for a while will know which one I'm talking about on Oxford St.

So things have been moving along in the past 3 or so months with the anti-discrimination board. 

To recap, because David was barred over more venues after the homophobic thug bouncer discriminated against me (saying to David "You can come in but I'm not letting that fag in" referring to me) and David was involved in a shouting argument with said bouncer post that, the bouncer then got him barred at other venues at the top of the Oxford St "gay mile". The anti-discrimination board has deemed that as victimisation, and made it a second complaint along with the first incident.

They contacted the pub where the first incident happened which replied, the letter of reply being forwarded to us in snail mail. It was mostly rhetoric about how wonderful the pub was, as well as the wonderful bouncer who the management couldn't imagine such behaviour from such a saintly person. It included lies that David had been at the pub earlier that day and was too pissed to be admitted (he wasn't, which we produced the Opal bus record of when we both got to Oxford St that day) and he was allowed to come in anyway. It was me refused entry not him

There was nothing addressing the pelting down the road at David making us think he was going to hit him, with the other bouncer stopping him.

The letter, as well as trying to smooth over the incident, attempted to demonise David by saying he'd been trouble there before (WTF?) and that David in the yelling argument was just the sort of behaviour that they didn't want him to do. Again, David wasn't refused entry, I was. David has been going there for 20yrs and has never been refused entry or barred from another drink.

Needless to say my reply to the letter was particularly factual and cutting, after the initial hysterical laughter just about picking myself up from the floor. I ended the letter with the words that a friendly pub (let alone a gay friendly pub) would listen to it's long term clients and try to resolve the matter to their satisfaction, not double down against them siding with a thug bouncer.

And finally, the pub has been forced to inform the anti-discrimination board of the company that the security guard was from, along with the names of those on duty that night. Hence there are now two more complaints along with the discrimination and victimisation associated with the pub. The two more complaints are to the security company that the bouncer is employed at. 

The board has now contacted said security company after this guy, wanting a written statement of his version of that night. Being the thug he is I'd guess that might be quite a challenge, as I think his knuckles are dragging on the ground.

He's going to bloody shit himself. No sympathy here. I hope he loses his job over it. He's got no right to be working as a security guard IMO.  

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Brain injured, amputee, denied Disability Support Pension - Australia (video)

You can only assume this gov is about killing people. We've already had a suicide of a robodept victim, now we have further examples of the gov putting people on the unsurvivable Newstart when they're demonstrably unable to work.

In this case a person with brain damage and and amputee. What effect being denied the DSP by a person with brain damage on their mental health isn't known but I'd say extremely predictable; severe depression and all that goes with that. The man has worked all his life.

Perhaps he could now reapply with depression being a factor in his disability as well? 

Whatever the case, I can't help coming back to the politicians and how easy it is for them to get their entitlements. Why can't they go though Centrelink like the rest of us? Why can't they be under the same stringent bullshit as us pawns?

“While I accept that your right, dominant hand is non-functional as a result of the amputation, there is no objective medical evidence to indicate that there is a severe functional impact on activities like turning the pages of a book, using a pen or pencil or using a keyboard or carrying most objects with your functional arm,’’ the officer said.

The department believed he could work at least 15 hours a week in a sedentary role and put him on Newstart.

His wife Sue said there was no way her husband could go to work with his disabilities.

She said she very much doubted an employer would take him on at his age with his medical conditions.

Another setback was he could not drive.

“It’s ridiculous and we suspect it is all to do with the Disability Pension being more than unemployment benefits. DSP is around $725 per fortnight and Newstart is $488 per fortnight.

“He has worked and paid taxes all his life and this is how the government treats him. He now feels disenfranchised. Courier Mail

The Milo problem.....Ugh!

I'm so disgusted with this man I don't know where to start. I only post the video of him to show what he said (there are others BTW).

His latest bla is that he's trying to gloss over and apologise for using his free American speech to endorse paedophilia, but to me that's unacceptable. The guy needs to humble up and get some serious psychological help.

One of the most galling things that he said was that paedophilia among gay men and 13 year old boys was going on more than anywhere else in society. That may have been his experience in his personal life, but it's not the experience in the gay world. Did the priest identify as straight?.....

For him to say, in his media position across the globe, that paedophilia is more common in the gay world than others is false and treasonous to the LGBT. How dare he! It perpetuates the lie that gays are paedophiles, the lie that has seen us demonised for untold times in history. It's not true, as the video below shows (which I will post yet again for the benefit of those who may not have seen it before). Saying gay are paedophiles is one of the lowest insults I've ever come across, after bringing up my daughter. Vile on so many levels.

He has made his popularity out of being a troll and using "free speech" to offend people for his own entertainment and clicks. He has thrived on demonising others (like transgenders who he recently said were suffering a psychological condition). He's taken great celebration in doing so. Are we now supposed to accept an apology from this sicko asshole trying to save his career?

The LGBT will be the last to feel any sort of sympathy for him. He's used his far right politics to have a go at us; if you have a go at one section of us you have a go at all of us. That's how the LGBT works. Queers stick together no matter what our queerness. Across the world. 

This guy is some kind of mentally twisted fuckwit who's used the modern media to make his own insulting fame. He's a fleck on the skirt of the LGBT. He's not one of us. He's mentally ill needing treatment, and not at all worthy of the position he's managed to get.

I'm sure there would be many other Milo type people in therapy. They just haven't had the drive, tenacity, and pure luck to end up where Milo did. I hope none of them ever do.

Taiwan's push for marriage equality (video)

Taiwan may well become the first country in Asia to get marriage equality. Here's an add from there supporting it :)

Love and acceptance; simple.....

A world of back pain

It started 3 days ago, this being the third. Felt some discomfort in my middle back to one side and by the next day I was pretty much crippled with pain. Hard to say but I think it got worse yesterday, or at least it was a worst day. Felt like I'd been stabbed or something. Hurt to breath and a cough was agony with sharp intense pain shooting. Lying down seemed to make it hurt more, with a couple of nights back me getting only a half hours sleep from it. Moving about the house was also very hard as just the slightest movement the wrong way and I'd be shouting out in pain.

This morning I'd managed to sleep most of the night thankfully, and the pain seems slightly duller than before. I'm hoping I'm through the worst of it. 

Seeing my doctor tomorrow (I have to as I need a few prescriptions) and that will definitely be a thing in the visit. There was a while back too this happened, I put it down to some kind of severe muscle spasms. They can be extremely painful, but this pain is bloody out there.

Pain is very isolating I noticed yesterday. Suddenly my whole world was about this crippling pain and I retreated into myself, human interaction became outside of the pain bubble I was in. Must of been the expression on my face, David kept asking "are you OK?" Didn't want to worry him but being a nurse he was quite aware of what I was experiencing.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Robodept: "Just contact Centrelink" - Brandis :s

What an astonishing display of ineptitude and being hopelessly out of touch with average Australians, by George Brandis last night on the ABC's Question and Answer. After all the public furor about robodept and people being unable to get through to Centrelink over it, often waiting hours on hold, and after a 20yr old man suicided over it, Brandis says if you want to question the debt "Just contact Centrelink".

There was immediate laughter from the audience, but Brandis seemed unaware of why and kept going, digging himself in further and further. He goes on to say a bit later "Or you can visit your local Centrelink office"!

Far out. Is he on drugs? Does he not realise that Centrelink will send you home telling you you have to ring up or do it on line? Does he honestly think that you can casually call Centrelink and get through within minutes?

I think politicians should have to go through Centrelink to get their entitlements. Why not? It's public money. Let them suffer under the microscope like the rest of us plebs. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

ANZ Bank says for gays to hold hands in public :)

As it's near Mardi Gras time for the year the ANZ Bank has put out an add for gay people to hold each other's hands in public. Interesting.

One thing about Oxford St's "gay mile" if you're sitting in one of the pubs and can see outside, you've never seen so many straight couples holding hands. It's as if they're trying to make some sort of statement. You just don't see such a display in other areas of Sydney.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

F-35 can't fly near lightning storms - lemon files

Far out, what a bloody lemon. You could throw a rock and it'd fly better than this monstrosity.

So the new wiz bang F-35 lemons can't fly within 40km of a lightning storm. That number again, 40km. If they do they may have their fuel tanks ignite. Lovely. So all an enemy plane would have to do to get away I guess is to fly near a storm? *sheesh*

There's also the previously reported problems that it can't turn fast enough etc. 

Thankfully the gov here appears to strangely cautious, very unlike the gung ho Abbott. Still, I dunno why they just don't cancel the whole deal. What a dead set waste of money. And they're going after poverty stricken welfare recipients for money FFS. 

US Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, who heads the US military's $16 billion JSF program, admits the F-35 Lightning II jet can't fly within 40km of a lightning storm because its fuel tanks could ignite.

"Will this problem occur in the future? No, because we have the known fixes for it and we will fix it," Lt-Gen told ABC TV.

The Lockheed Martin JSF is a fifth-generation combat aircraft featuring stealth capability - low visibility to radar - and advanced sensors to detect enemy aircraft.

But the program has experienced technical problems, rising costs and delays.

Australia is looking to acquire up to 100 JSFs to form the backbone of the RAAF air combat fleet.

So far, the federal government has firmly committed to just two.

But in last year's budget the government deferred signing a deal for the next 12 aircraft for two years.

A JSF critic, US defence analyst Pierre Sprey, told the ABC the JSF was inferior to the widely used F-16 - an aircraft dating from the early 1970s which remains in production.

"We have an airplane that can't turn to escape fighters, can't turn to escape missiles, sluggish in acceleration because it's so big and fat and draggy and doesn't have enough motor for the weight," he said.

"My prediction is the airplane will become such an embarrassment that it will be cancelled before 500 airplanes are built."

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Midnight Oil have reformed for a world tour! *faints* - video


Midnight Oil, compete with Peter Garrett and his maniac moves, have reformed for a world tour, complete with all new songs singing about what there's a lot to sing about presently! *faints*

Peter Garrett way for a time my local member in the Kingsford Smith Electorate, but he joined Labor to do that and was a totally hopeless sellout back then. I could tell so as most of what I pulled him up about near the end where just form letters without I heart in it. He resigned after Rudd took over from Gillard as he said Rudd was some kind of megalomaniac or some shit and he just couldn't work with him again. Rudd lost the election BTW to Abbott....

But now he's gone back to his roots, making protest through the Midnight Oil band and all that involves. I'm so looking forward to this!

This is one of my favourites from times past:

Midnight Oil - US Forces by jpdc11