This guy taught Ronaldinho every thing he knows

Something any football fan should see.. this young chap's ball skills are quite dazzling.. I wonder why he's busking instead of training with a professional club side.. he must just be a trickster rather than an athlete.. never the less CHECK IT OUT:

God save the King (Wilko)

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin' for to carry me home;
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin' for to carry me home.

I looked over Jordan,
And WHAT did I see,
Comin' for to carry me home,
A band of angels comin' after me,
Comin' for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin' for to carry me home;
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin' for to carry me home.

If you get there before I do,
Comin' for to carry me home,
Tell all my friends I'm comin' too,
Comin' for to carry me home.

God bless the motherland!
Congartulations to the English Rugby World Cup side and good luck for the finals.
The team has really pulled together and the forwards have been stronger than ever... who am I kidding ... god bless Johnny.
Here is the tribute you truley deserve..
Wilkinson and Bowie.. the ultimate match
Long live the Queen and long live England


Roll Model

Introducing the pioneer of skateboarding… Rodney Mullen.. He has invented dozens of his own tricks and remains at the top of his sport at age 41.. He is an inspiration to us all.. Seriously check it out

Double Trouble

CHECK THIS OUT! AMAZING I saw these two twins on the news the other day and I couldn't believe my eyes. Most children can't balance on a skateboard at their age and they are rippin' up the bowl. these kid are 9 years old and already more accomplished than many sponsored proffessionals. I cant wait to see them progress throughout their teens! These twins are the future of skating

K-Rudd Vs Lil John.... This time.. it's questionable

Federal Government Question Time

House of Representatives

After monitoring several pod-casts and television broadcasts of Federal Government question time I have gained a good understanding of the processes within the proceedings along with valuable new insight into the mental state of various members of parliament.

I chose to analyse a session on the 19th of September in which the Chair appropriately opened proceedings in question time by asking, “Are there any questions”
Deputy of State Julia Gillard then referred to last weeks question by Chief of Staff, Peter Phelps to Colonel Mike Kelly who accused the veteran of war crimes and compared his service to that of the Nazi’s. She then asked the Special Minister of State, Gary Nairn to justify Phelps’ actions; although this indirectly posed question was recognised by Mr. Speaker who made answering Ms. Gillard’s question optional, the minister chose to defend the Chief of Staff on grounds of free speech in an open forum. It occurred to me that the discussion between the two individuals (Deputy of Opposition and the Special Minister of State) had been long however there was no back-and-forth discussion; each time someone stood up they delivered a speech, providing all the researched facts, figures, and quotations necessary to provide credibility to their argument and discredit their opponents. This same question was rephrased by Ms. Gillard an additional two times over the course of the session asking if Mr. Nairn condoned the unpatriotic comments made and later requested Nairn’s plan to rectify the situation. Mr. Nairn was very cautious in answering these questions as to not offend anyone while simultaneously defending his party, however the majority of his defense was offense in that he used this opportunity to address the meeting with his own political agenda. The response to Ms. Gillard became so off topic that Mr. Speaker was forced to interrupt and provoke a response much to the amusement of his peers. Mr. Nairn then provided a meaningless final statement when requesting more time to discuss the issue with the Chief of Staff.

The next question was directed at the Treasurer, Peter Costello, regarding which rates and thresholds applied to the personal income tax system. The Treasurer began to respond by providing facts and figures which justified the current system while making comparisons to past Labor governments who were unsuccessful compared to the current Liberal government. I noticed that this technique was used in most responses and was very effective in discrediting the opposition. Mr. Costello then called for some etiquette from the Opposition Leader who had turned his back after initially asking the question. The Treasurer then undermined Kevin Rudd when referring to a poor response to an inquiry about economic policy in which Mr. Rudd couldn’t name a single threshold. Costello then repeated these statements a ridiculous number of times adding to the humiliation of the Labor leader. While Rudd once again turned around, the Treasurer continued to undermine Mr. Rudd associating his poor understanding of the economy to his credibility in regards to running the country.

Minister of Educational Science and Training, Julie Bishop, is then questioned in relation to any threats to school funding. She immediately responds with well researched figures which support finance allocation and condemn previous Labor policies.
Mr. Rudd then told Mr. Howard that his government has failed in regards to education; he bases this argument on the findings of an OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) document that is later branded as out-of-date by the PM. Howard then used his response to accuse the Opposition Leader of trying to deceive parliament and hence the Australian people. This provocative retort created a disruption among the assembly and Mr. Speaker issued warnings to two members. John Howard finally reminded all in attendance of the extreme success of the Liberal’s 1996 Educational policy, which was opposed by Labor and then continued to list a number of past and present errors made by Mr. Rudd.

To bee or not to bee

Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


Reference: Future development of the Australian Honey Bee Industry

The Chairman (Mr. Shultz) officially began proceedings by declaring the opening of the public hearing, addressing the intended audience and identifying the subject matter; an inquisition into the future development of the Australian Honey Bee Industry.
Mr. Shultz was very particular in outlining all the regulations that restrict or permit members of the inquiry within the hearing.

The Chairman then invited Mr. Fewster (Chair of Australian Bee Industry Council) to outline intended key areas of discussion which included pest control, industry access to resources, quarantine, research outcomes and honey based medicines.

A member in attendance, Mrs. Mirabella then raised concern regarding the credibility of a joint study between the RIRDC and Capilano as she believed it was not publicly available. These allegations were strongly denied by the Executive Director of the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council Mr. Ware. He reinforced his rebuttal by identifying that the research was not only readily available to the public through a number of mediums, but had also positively resulted in the registration of ‘Medihoney’ as a pharmaceutical product. Mrs. Mirabella later inquired more into the variations of Medihoney and suggested that the committee would support such an option.

Mr. Windsor, another member in attendance, then changed the subject matter to that of resource security which raised underlying issues regarding relationships between Beekeepers, state governments and the AHBIC. Generally these relationships were positive however the QLD government had indicated that they would like beekeeping operations out of the south-wets region by 2024 on the basis of environmental impact. The AHBIC accused the current party of basing this decision on short term political objectives which was later agreed upon by Mr. Shultz.

Mr. Fewster then outlined AHBIC’s two most important issues requiring immediate action upon Mr. Windsor’s request, these included; Biosecurity and Research and Development.

These needs for security lead to discussing possibilities of industry alliances which would also be a plausible method of raising funds for R&D. The most likely of the potential partnerships was with the almond industry.

Mr. Windsor then referred to a previously issued document when raising the issue of product distribution alternatives. Mr. Ware responded with the example of the failed internet bidding system which drove money out of the market rather than generating more profit for beekeepers.

A member in attendance, Mr. Secker, then forcefully raised the greens’ concerns regarding the honey bee industry. Mr. Ware identified these concerns (bees being introduced species and hence taking pollen away from native animals) however provided substantial evidence that bees do not negatively impact on the Australian ecosystem. On the contrary bees are responsible for the pollination of countless native flora and produce a multi-million dollar industry regarding not only honey but also many other Australian crops through pollination. Mr. Secker continued to aggressively question AHBIC’s methods of fund raising however Mr. Ware answered all questions in an informative and diligent manner.

Mr. Shultz, along with present members and the AHBIC then scrupulously reviewed all topics in detail and discussed and verified these among the committee. After clarifying these issues and notions the Chairman then provided an in depth analysis of the hearing and deduced that the bee industry is undervalued by most, including government, and there should be increased recognition of the indirect benefits that this industry provides to the Australian economy.



Hey hey,

Eventually got the time to do this ever so daunting blog! I hope this interactive medium becomes second nature sooner rather than later as right now I feel like I'm lost in a parrallel robot universe. Never the less, good to be online and looking forward to mastering these technologies whilst having a good old chin wag with the rest of you!

Cheerio for now