Friday, May 27, 2022

It didn't take long!

In the world I grew up in, history was written by the winners and if you lost, yOu got what yo got.

Recently the alp became australia's governing party even though 2/3rds of the people voted for someone else. The nfirst act was to add the aborginal and torres straight isklander flags to the Australian flag for press conferences. 

The last Labour government was Kevin 07 and they started with the "apology".

This morning, the front cover of the Western Australian was written in somw language NOT English and I was supposed to embrace it - not me!


Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Traits of the successful!

These ideas come fom Grant Cardone's book 10x Rule

01: Have a “can do attitude”
02: Believe that “I will figure it out”
03: Focus on the opportunity
04: Love challenges
05 Seek to solve problems




06: Persist until successful
07: Take risks
08: Be unreasonable
09: Be dangerous
10: Create wealth
11: Readily take action
12: Always say yes
13: Habitually commit
14: Go all the way
15: Focus on the now
16: Demonstrate courage
17: Embrace change
18: Determine and take the right approach
19: Break traditional ideas
20: Be goal-oriented
21: Be on a mission
22: Have a high level of motivation
23: Be interested in results
24: Have big goals and dreams
25: Create your own reality
26: Commit first –figure out later
27: Be highly ethical
28: Be interested in the group
29: Be dedicated to continuous learning
30: Be uncomfortable
31: “Reach up” in relationships
32: Be disciplined

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Never trust your gut when data tells you otherwise!

According to a new book by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz callws Never trust your gut when data tells you otherwise! alot of the things we believe to be true are disproved by data.

Would you rather start a business [based on its chance of succss} when you are 20 or 60? whilst that sinks in, the data clear shows that your chances of success are 3 times  as great if you are 60 compared to 20 but we are influenced by movies made like The Social Network based loosely on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook success, because honestlt, who would go to a movie about a successful 60 year old?



Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

What having no power does to your day!

Earlier on Monday I talked to you about it raining in Perth - I didn't mention it was stormy -with wind  and lightning etc and we experienced what comes with that - Power outages!

So I was ready for a very productive day until the power went out - The day, through no action by me, was ruined! I have lsitened to Grant Cardone on a podcast talking about there being no power in Miami which mucked up his day and he could influence that in the future.... how I thought? And he said he could get a genrator. His reasoning was 1. power outages happening every year in Miami and 2. he could do it!



My thouhts are thst losing power in Perth is so rare that I just need to have something I can do if it hsppens agaon.... I had a VA in the Philipines a few years ago, which was struck by a typhon and area whwre she lived lost pawer - she wrote to me snd said 

" Wayne, we don't have power so we are going to a shopping centre that has generator power and we will be off the air for about 4 hours whilst we take the bus there but we will be operational in the shopping centre."


How would you handle a power outage?

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.

Monday, May 23, 2022

It's pissing down with rain in Perth...

 I wondered how many people gave up on their morning walk today in Perth - I did hear some speak to their dog " it is raining so no walk toay!" as if the dog cares?

I have a commitment to walk everyday, regardless of rain, hail or shine [luckily Perth has more shine than hail] and I walk everyday! When did I last miss the walk? I can't remember evr missing whether it was Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Doha or London - it is amazing what happens early in the morning - the best walking gear includes the Bunnings umbrella and New Balance [6x wide] walkers.



Did you miss today or any day because it was 'too..." something hot, cold, wet, windy etc.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.


Monday, May 16, 2022

Haters are good for you!

 One of the things I have learned is that influence happens when people talk about you.

Way back when it was the way of the world to svoid negstive comments I hoped people would never find my wikipedia page because it had been written by a hater - when we were SACKED after a competitor had shown it to the head of the 2022 World Cip in Doha, Qatar.. The comment was [ I often repeated it but with tomgue in cheek] made by the person who was sacking us... ' You must be good if your gsovernment hstes you that much" however that was way back in 2005, over 17 years ago! And I have , as it turns out ' wasted many hours and been frustrated many timed, trying to grt the listing updated to reflect the true situation.

I have started listening to podcasts again and two I listen to make the comment unless it is absolutle slander it doe you good. In fact, Grant Cardone says..." Haters serve a purpose which means they spread your fame so that when people think of you product or service, they think of you."



My feelings were tested about this yesterdsy when an old friend tried to get s meeting with  a software devlper for me and the answer was "we would never meet with Wayne Mansfield even if our survival depnded on it"

My friend was all apologetic [ he had the call on speaker phone so I heard it all ] but I felt eleated because the decision was made because they knew me. They would spread the story again and more people would know of me.... suddenly I wanted people everywhere to hate me and thus spread the word about who I was.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

WANDER OUT YONDER IN WA

 A wander out yonder in WA will make you feel that you’ve truly gotten away and had a real holiday. It’s a chance to reconnect with family and friends, and to share an adventure together.

Western Australia is brimming with one-of-a-kind adventures to be discovered. Whether it’s swimming with gentle whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, sipping your way through Australia’s most premium wine country in the Margaret River Region, or exploring the otherotherworldly landscapes of the Kimberley - it's time to wander out yonder in WA. 


Karijini’s walking trails suit all levels of experience, while lookout points, like Oxer Lookout, allow wanderers to survey the spectacular surroundings. Once the sun has set, shooting stars, meteor showers and a twinkling night sky make this timeless land an enchanting destination for stargazers.


Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au


T
odays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.



Saturday, May 14, 2022

Australian footy slang explained

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the professional league of Aussie rules ‘footy’, a game that is unique to Australia. The sport has been played for over a hundred years and the AFL Grand Final held annually in Australia.

Shirtfront

'Shirtfront' received a lot of attention after it was used by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said he would "shirtfront" Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014.

According to the Oxford Australian Dictionary, a 'shirtfront' is a noun which can refer to 'a fierce tackle, usually delivered by the shoulder to the chest of an opponent'. It can also be used a verb which can refer to 'the act of delivering such a tackle'.


Behind, Mark

Scoring is very important in any game and in AFL, players score with goals and points.

A point can also be called a 'behind'.

When the player catches a ball, it's called a 'mark' or you can say: he's marked it which means 'caught' it. If a player takes a mark, they get a free kick.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Friday, May 13, 2022

"Sick of it’: why so many Australians are voting early this election

 A record number of Australians are voting early in the 2022 federal election, with many saying they’re “sick” of the drawn-out election campaign and want to avoid expected queues on 21 May.

Some 314,095 Australians cast their ballots on the first day of early voting this year, almost three times the 120,000 people that voted on day one of pre-poll in 2019.

As of Friday more than 1.2 million of the 17 million Australians registered to vote had already pre-polled after just four days of early voting.

The safe Nationals-held seat of Hinkler topped the list, with 18,060 early voters, followed by the marginal seats of Gilmore (16,902), Paterson (16,271) and Richmond (15,111), according to data released by the Australian Electoral Commission.



In 2021, the parliament passed legislation limiting the pre-polling period to 12 days before the election to balance the “opportunity to participate in an election as a voter with the logistic demands placed on those who participate as contestants”.

Nevertheless, the AEC said if trends continued, up to half of all votes may be cast prior to election day this year at the nations’s 550 early voting centres.

T
odays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ukraine conflict: Russian chemical attack claim fact-checked

Russia is using a familiar tactic to blame an adversary for attacks it has not carried out - on this occasion accusing Ukrainian forces of blowing up a fertiliser storage facility.

The purpose of the attack, says Russia's defence ministry, was so that the Ukrainians could then accuse Russian forces of having launched a chemical weapons attack.

Russia also claims that the Ukrainian security forces have attempted to set up a second "false flag" event, by appealing for bodies to be used to "simulate a Russian air attack".

There's no evidence that either of these claims is true.

Moscow has a history of falsely accusing its opponents of staging "provocations" which either never happened at all, or were subsequently carried out by themselves or their allies.



What has Moscow said?

A Russian Ministry of Defence briefing on 11 May asserted that Ukrainian forces had "carried out an explosion of a tanker with fertiliser, presumably ammonium nitrate, which resulted in a cloud of orange smoke that dissipated after some time".

According to Moscow, the aim of the explosion, which occurred in the Kharkiv region, was to accuse Russia of using chemical weapons in order to "extract additional military aid from the West by the Kyiv regime".

No evidence was given in support of the claim that Ukrainian forces were responsible for the explosion.


T
odays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Civid jabs - 4th Dose...

I was quiet ill this week - the event - I got the 4th covide vax and my flu booster vax... as to which one made me iffy, I don't know, however, I can tell you I din't feel great.

I retired early at 7.30pm and got a 12 hours stint... I was really iffy! The fever, the shakes, I had everything! 


Mmmm I hope that all those jabs are worthwhile!

#Changeofstatus


T
odays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Norman Vincent Peale

 Quote


"It is always too soon to quit."

Norman Vincent Peale:



Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Monday, May 09, 2022

Dusty snub is a serious problem for the AFL

Richmond superstar Dustin Martin’s refusal to speak to the media has sparked heated debate on player welfare and their obligations to the broadcasters who pay their salaries.

In March, Martin took personal leave following the Tigers’ Round 1 loss to Carlton to deal with the tragic death of his father in December.


“It was great to see him back. I think the fans and the AFL in general were happy to see him step on the ground,” Richmond coach Damien Hardwick told reporters in the post-match press conference.

“It was a pretty touching moment when he kicked that goal and the whole side got to him. I’d say there were a few misty eyes in the coaches box and down below as well.

“It was a nice moment to get some reward for the hard work he‘s put in for himself. We’re pleased. He got through. He’ll get better again next week. That’s exciting for us. He is an energy guy who brings an enormous amount of spirit to our group. It’s just great to have him back.”

But when Fox Footy presenter Sarah Jones approached the three-time Norm Smith medallist for an interview after the final siren, Martin waved her off.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Why the border wars had to end

 It was a jolting juxtaposition.

Exactly 239 seconds after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, her voice slightly cracking, revealed Queensland had its deadliest day of the pandemic, with six lives lost, she announced an end to the state’s controversial border restrictions



After almost two years, Queensland was finally open to the rest of Australia. No tests required, no border forms, no worries.

“It’s a big decision,” Palaszczuk conceded on Thursday.

“But it’s the decision that’s needed as we reach the peak of this Omicron wave.

“Operationally, the police are needed at the front line and they have done an absolutely superb job and we are so close to that 90 per cent that I am happy to bring forward that decision for 1am Saturday.”

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods

                10.      #Ukraine.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

The federal election is fast approaching.

 Pre-poll voting starts in Australia on 9 May 2022.  If you can, cast a pre-poll vote at an early voting centre before leaving Australia. A list of available locations is available on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.

If you can’t vote early before you leave, the AEC recommends overseas voters participate in this election by postal vote in case you are unable to vote at an overseas location. To cast a postal vote from outside Australia, you need to complete a postal vote application.

Postal voting

The AEC is working day and night to ensure postal votes are sent as soon as possible. Our embassies and consulates are already receiving and processing postal votes from Australians overseas.

  • Even though postal vote applications close on 18 May 2022, you’re encouraged to apply, complete and return your vote as soon as possible to ensure you beat the cut off.
  • To be counted, your postal vote must be completed and witnessed by 6pm AEST on 21 May. The AEC can only accept ballot papers received in Australia by 3 June 2022 (13 days after the election).

    Todays #Hashtags.

                    1.        #NFT
                    2.        #GST
                    3.        #FYP
                    4.        #MortgageRates
                    5.        #BorderWars
                    6.        #Floods
                    7.        #Afl
                    8.        #WOY
                    9.        #Floods
                    10.      #Ukraine

Friday, May 06, 2022

Russian Victory Day

Two Russian reporters appear to have posted at least 30 articles to a pro-Kremlin news site, lenta.ru, on Monday criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and his government’s suppression of critics.

CNN reviewed the articles -- which were almost immediately taken down -- some pegged to the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany, others criticizing the Russian leader for using Victory Day to justify his bloody onslaught into Ukraine.

Reporters Egor Polyakov and Alexandra Miroshnikova made several claims in their articles, including that Russian defense officials were “lying to relatives” about those killed in the sinking of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet flagship Moskva and accusing Putin of launching one of the "bloodiest wars of the 21st century."


Polyakov and Miroshnikova are both business editors at lenta.ru, a major pro-Kremlin Russian news site. The outlet's parent company was recently bought by Russian Sberbank, which is subject to US sanctions for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

CNN reached out to the two reporters and lenta.ru for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

The Russian parliament passed a law in early March criminalizing what it considers to be falsehoods about Russia’s war in Ukraine. Breaking that law can result in a 1.5 million ruble (around $21,467) fine or up to 15 years in prison. Putin and state-owned media still refer to the full-scale ground war in Ukraine as a "special operation."

Independent Russian news site Mediazone published what it said was a statement from Polyakov and Miroshnikova after the articles appeared.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine





Thursday, May 05, 2022

How do extra repayments work?

Many home loans involve making regular principal and interest (P&I) repayments, where each month, fortnight or week, you pay back a small amount of the money owing on your home loan (the mortgage principal) as well as an interest charge. Over the loan term (often 20-30 years), you’ll slowly but surely pay off your mortgage.

However, this regular repayment is often the minimum amount required by the lender. Many lenders will allow you to put more money towards your home loan, whether you’re regularly paying more than the minimum amount, or adding the occasional one-off lump sum when you can afford it, such as when you get a tax refund. Lenders may allow you to make unlimited extra repayments, or they may cap how much extra you can pay onto your mortgage each year. 

Any extra repayments you make go straight towards paying down your home loan’s principal. Because the interest charged on each home loan repayment is calculated based on your remaining home loan principal, the further ahead you can get on your home loan, the less interest you may be charged on each repayment.



How can extra repayments save me money?

There are two ways that making extra repayments on your home loan can potentially save you money.

One is that if you’re being charged less interest on your home loan, you may be able to reduce your monthly mortgage repayments. This can help to free up some breathing room in your household budget, which may be welcome in households at risk of facing financial stress.

Secondly, if you keep making the same repayments even after your interest charges are reduced, you can pay off your home loan principal faster. Not only can this help further shrink your interest charges, but you may pay off your property sooner, and pay less interest over the long term.


Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine