Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Budget night?? Is all the news out?

I remember, as a politically aware 20 something, listening to the "treasurer of the day", breathless waiting to see what changes were coming... that leaves me with a simple question, who will be waiting breathless to see what Frydo [ love that nickname ] has left to announce??

I also remember when a $1 million was a lot, but I saw someone saying $10 billion was less than 10% of the current figure spent on aged people and even less when spread over 10 years or was that 4 years - the leaks kept coming so listening tonight seems anticlimatic.

The jab discussion continues.... will they let me travel, will I ne one in the 250,000 who gets blood clots etc... well did you know 1 in 7 women will be afflicked with breast cancer [ apparently having the wrong breast implanta has a 1 in 250,000 chance of going wrong... against 1 in 7 chance of actually getting breast cancer?

Monday, May 10, 2021

Mmmm maybe travel is off for a while!

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrisson, has suggested Australians won't be able to travel for at least 1 year.... I think I will adjst to those facts... after travelling 2 out of 4 weeks for every year for the last 20... staying home has been very disruptive to me and any one I am associated with [ I have been descibed as any "angry Fat old man" when just being me ] I have lost 20 kilos and try to be less angery, unfortunately the old part I have little ontrol over.

I am just listening to talkback radio and they [6PR Liam Barlett] are taking calls from people who won't have the jab if they can't travel. I think I will get the 2nd jab and be ready to travel if the situation changes.. just as an aside, I got a call that required travel to Melbourne but I declined because here in Western Australia if they find a case they shut the city down and you need 2 weeks in hotel quarantine at a cost of $2500 so I declined the travel.

Saturday, May 08, 2021

All is well!

You might remember I had my first covid-19 jab yesterday and this morning I have no adverse reactions to report... so fingers crossed, all should be well.

Just heard people from the UK can come to Australia but must stay in hotel quarantine for two weeks... pity no planes can come yet!

Friday, May 07, 2021

one down, one to go!

I went for my first Covid-19 jab this morning... it was amazingly well organised! I booked for jab 2 but have to wait until August 4th... so I will be stuck here until then I suppose.

It brought back memories of the sugar cubed Polio iminisation way back when! But it is the least that I can do?? Agreed?

Thursday, May 06, 2021

News paper headlines reflect interest!

The News Paper Headline is the ultimate form of click bait - from covid-19 bungles [ slowly vaccine roll outs, India travel ban, bad cops etc..] todays headline o the local daily is "Noise compliant to close local [ regional town] outdoor basketball court - bouncing balls keep doctor awake" mmmm must be a slow news day in Perth today!

OOPS The real frontpage is page 3 - no less "Bland" as you can see!

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

That's a lot of money! Bill Gates gets ready for divorce!

He had slipped to the 4th richest person in the world but after a 50/50 split he would be the 14th richest person in the world with Melinda the 15th richest... I think that isn't a 1st world problem but a billionaire problem... still it satisfies the GIVING pledge - give half away before you die!!

Gettin divorced doesn't seem to have had much of an adverse effect on Bezo,  who after giving nearly $40 billion away raced back to the richest person in the world.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The Cancel Cultgure and Craig McLachlan

 MMMmmm.... whilst tha Court found in his behaviour, McLachlan  claims he has had his life ruined by the publicity surrounding his case. He also claims it has ruined his life, of his partner and of his family. I wonder if times have changed enough for the cancel culture to lose its sting but then it is still claiming scaples in Canberra. Who knows?