Opinion

These are both the same? According to Coles Supermarket

According to Coles Supermarket here in Australia, a 2kg packet of plain flour is the SAME as a 1kg packet of self-raising flour – yes, I’m kidding you not… Let me explain, but really, it’s Coles Supermarket that should be doing the explaining instead of me conveying my frustration on my self-sufficiency Blog Website.  Speaking

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Bush Bog

This poem was salvaged from a scrap piece of lined A4 paper handwritten half in pen and then finished in pencil – I can’t recall but my biro must have run out.  I do remember writing this rather crude piece in 1990 on a rain-soaked day in the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area near Rockhampton

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Electricity Meter Reading & Why My Dog Hates It

I probably shouldn’t be writing this post without giving myself a little time to calm down but sometimes my best work is done when I’m angry so I’ll take the risk.  This morning I had another negative experience regarding our electricity meter getting read (yes this is an ongoing saga and I’ve written about this

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Looking Through My Windscreen

I wrote this poem in the early ’90s on exercise with the Army in outback central Australia whilst I was sitting waiting in my Landrover 110.  The Australian outback is a harsh environment and that, to me, is a large part of the appeal. How animals and vegetation survive in such a climate is incredible,

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Our Kid’s School Shuns Climate Change Strike

There has been a whole lot of hot wind today and also over the past few weeks about the climate change strike by school students supposedly happening tomorrow across Australia. I say "supposedly," because my kids don't know anything about any so-called climate change strike at all. Nothing. Nada. Sweet FA (Fanny Adams). Why is that…?

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Kapooka

In the past 4 decades, writing poetry has always been a way for me to explore my creative side but it was also something I did to help me express my feelings (mainly to myself) – especially during my younger years.  My poems ranged from short rhymes to long stories with many stanzas and although

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Energex Meter Readers Under Increasing Pressure

3 days ago, on 18th February at 6 pm, I got a text message from Origin Energy our electricity provider/retailer notifying me that our meter would be read two days either side of 20th February. Simple mathematics shows that this message was at least 12 hours late, to begin with…   Anyway, the reason energy companies

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I’m a MILLIONAIRE? Because I Own an Investment Property

According to Bill Shorten, the current opposition leader here in Australia, people like me are "millionaires" because we own an investment property. Happy days! If only it were true… The soon to be Prime Minister, if the polls stay on track into next year's general election (and they probably will) made the "millionaire" statement in

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WARNING Your Kids Vs Adult Neck-Bearded Online Gamers is Risky

I thought I would write this article as a concerned parent to alert others who may be considering buying their children a gaming console for Christmas this year.  Our children have been playing console games ever since our eldest could handle a controller back in about 2008 and over the years I have been a close

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You BASTARDS – ACCC Confirms Energy Coys Rip-Off

Yesterday, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a scathing report into the energy market here in Australia basically stating that the reason Australia's electricity prices are so high was due to collusion, greed, dishonesty, and incompetence of politicians, bureaucrats, and energy company executives.  For the best part of a decade elitists pushing green

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My Budget Reply Speech – Start Growing Your Own Food ASAP

I advise everyone who can grow food on their own property to do so or at least start preparing to become self-sufficient in as much as possible because I fear even harder times are coming…   Treasurer of Australia (The Hon Scott Morrison) has announced Australia's Annual Budget and already the rhetoric has outweighed the substance.   

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Limited Sympathy For Live Sheep Export Farmers

It's unsurprising to me to see the rising swell of Australian's jumping on board the BAN LIVE SHEEP EXPORTS ship despite their conflicted goodwill towards our farmers.  I'm one of those people who feel sorry for the farmer and their family whose livelihood is wrapped up in the live sheep export business but then, on

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Childcare or Daycare Vs Stay at Home Instead & Look After Your Own Kids

When it comes to childcare versus stay-at-home I pick stay-at-home anytime for children, parents, and lifestyle overall.    Today, as at the writing of this article, yet again parents around Australia are losing money and being unfairly disrupted due to their local childcare/daycare centre staff going on strike. Whilst I have no gripe with individual

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ABC’s Four Corners Farmers Sow Climate Change Crop of Crap

Fully State-funded Australian broadcaster and (practically) far left propaganda machine "Our" ABC goes on a soapbox rampage pushing their climate change religion once again through their flagship show Four Corners. This time in a desperate attempt to be seen as authentic, the show selected several actual farming businesses who claim to be in a constant

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Merry ENERGY POVERTY Christmas From the Government & AGL

Let me set this article up first with this. During my military service, there were many occasions when I had no choice but to withstand terrible conditions. From the freezing cold nights standing wet and tired in a fighting pit to 50C° heat swallowing sand in the Sahara desert, I have had my share of

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School Crossing Dodge – Frustrations of Home Dad

If you are ever wondering past a school in Queensland and you hear someone yelling out of their car window, "use the school crossing – don't be lazy!" That's probably me…  I'm sick to death of seeing high school students playing chicken with my 4×4 because one day instead of me it will be a

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