Australian Reform Society In. ON A00546153X
Knox Branch Melbourne
Knox Branch meets by arrangement, They meet at the Knox BMX club rooms, off
Knox Park Rd (Melways Ref 73 D7). New
Enquires call Colin on 03
CELEBRITIES, ACTORS & THE MEDIA
is it with the Australian and International Media that they fawn upon every
word uttered by a so-called Celebrity or Actor, as if they were the Font of
CELEBRITIES. To qualify as a Celebrity, you
usually have to be, or have been, one of the following: Played sport at a
reasonably high level for a while at some earlier stage of your life.
Appeared in some un-watched TV show for at least 15 minutes. Be a high
profile criminal or associate thereof, who is not currently serving a Jail
sentence. Have heaps of money and live a lavish lifestyle or be married to
same. Know Eddie McGuire, or for the Media unit of the ALP-Greens alliance,
formerly known as “Your ABC”: A controversial left-wing bureaucrat
ACTORS. To qualify as an Actor you have to be: Dressed
and groomed by other people. Recite words that were written by someone
else. Deliver them in a manner and style as instructed and directed by
someone else and move around a certain area, known in the trade as a
“set”, in the style and manner instructed and directed by other
It may come as a surprise to the Media, but none of the
above qualifications equates them to a Rhodes Scholar, a Brain Surgeon, a Nuclear Physicist or gives them automatic membership
of MENSA. It certainly doesn’t mean that we mere mortals must have
the undoubted privilege and honour of having their thoughts imparted to us
as an Act of Grace. Perhaps the media could look somewhat wider to get
views that would have more relevance and be more in touch with their
audiences, such as Brickies Labourers, Check-Out Chicks, the kid at
Macca’s, or Joe: The retired “insert job here”. What
Pearls of Wisdom might we then be offered?
AND WIND POWER SUBSIDIES
The RBA’s inflation calculator shows that a basket
of goods worth $100 at the end of 2006 would cost $126.91 at the end of
2016. That’s an increase in inflation of 26.91% over the last 10
My electricity charges have been:
SUPPLY CHARGE 5/2/07 – 9/5/07 $36.51
5/2/17 – 5/5/17 $99.42. An increase of 272%
5/2/07 – 9/5/07 1020 KWH @ 0.1346 = $137.29 5/2/17
– 5/5/17 1023 KWH @ 0.2505 = $256.32. An increase of
To add insult to injury, this resulted in GST going from
$17.38 to $35.57.An increase of 205%.
I actually went out into the street & had a look
& I’ve still got the same wooden poles and copper wires that were
there 40 years ago.
In S.A., Weatherill blew up a
coal fired power station & is now installing a giant battery at an
undisclosed cost, which will apparently power 4000 homes for a day or
30,000 homes for an hour. Pity about the other 740,000 homes over there. Just to make sure, he’s
importing 9 diesel generators from Europe. That should solve the problem.
Meanwhile, in Victoria, in between donning Fluoro vests
to open wind & solar farms. Premier Daniel/Dan jacked up La Trobe
valley coal royalties by 300%, which hastened the closure of Hazelwood.
While this is going on, our taxes are going to subsidise
these unreliable/erratic renewable green fantasies. If solar and wind power are now on an
equal cost basis with coal, as some are claiming, STOP USING MY BLOODY
TAXES TO SUBSIDISE THEM.
Politicians are elected to represent their electorates,
NOT the disgraced U.N., nor the earth goddess Gaia & don’t tell
me they’re trying to save the planet or I’ll bloody vomit.
The Federal pollies are no better. Every one of them who is or has ever been a minister, has sworn an
oath in part.........that I will well and truly serve the people of
Forget gay marriage, aboriginal recognition or becoming a republic,
how about you just do what you swore an oath to do.
Why are politicians of all persuasions, both state &
federal not only allowing, but actually encouraging the ripping off of
STOP THIS RIP-OFF- NOW.