on twitter, the Iran election and possibly calling an Iranian intel officer a “moronic farce”

June 23, 2009 at 4:26 am (ettiquette and fashion, internet, online community, politics) (, , )

Hello! Firstly allow us to apoligise, We should’ve blogged ages ago, but we’ve been busy. We finally found why twitter is an important tool for the 21st century.

THE IRAN ELECTION!

We’ve been particpating day and night in trying to help Iranians keep their access to the net and retweeting vital information. so we are sorry that we have not blogged for a while, but we here at the mutated pixel bunker think even if you live in a dictatorship, you should at least be allowed the right to know the correct total of votes, and not have the internet and phone services cut off when you complain that you the election was fixed.

We hope and pray that everyone in Iran will be careful and try to stay safe.

Now to what we’ve been up to for the last two hours.

LSD is a bit of political nut, and whilst catching up on sky news with the whole ute gate affair and laughing at Malcolm Turnbull finally being shown for the idiot he is, LSD logged on to our twitter account and clicked the Iran Election hashtag and that’s where she found her amusement for the day.

After reading unnamed tweets and then discovering there was multiple ones, she smelled a rat. (well not a rat, it was the sushi from the sushi bar down the road, but you know what we mean) This twitter user was repeating the same anti U.S propaganda and other lovely things, so she decided that toying with the user would be fun. She started with calling the user a moronic farce and went from there. We now know LSD will never go to Iran for fear of being arrested for possibly taunting an Iranian Intelligence Official.

May Neda rest in peace.

May Iran become peaceful again.

May LSD not be kidnapped tonight

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So long Sol, it’s obvious, you won’t miss us

May 26, 2009 at 4:49 am (fail room, internet, politics, radio) (, , , , , )

Sol Trujillo, the CEO of Telstra for another month has left Australia already back into the safe loving arms of the Americans.
Supposedly Australians are racist, from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, down to the lowliest bogan.

Trujillo has been the CEO of Telstra for a few years and has ran into the ground, service in regional areas has suffered whilst prices have gone up, yet he’s walked away with 30 million dollars. When he announced his departure from the job, Kevin Rudd was quoted as saying “adios” (spanish for goodbye) Sol being of Mexican decent has seen this as a racial slur and in a recent BBC radio interview called the whole country “backward”

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the Australian Budget

May 12, 2009 at 11:14 am (health, internet, politics) (, , , , , , )

So the budget has been handed down again and the two major immediate winners are pensioners and infrastructure.
Universities, Small Business and Parental leave also come out with a few positive outcomes but most of the policy is delayed or only short term.

In dot points
*single aged pensioners will get $32.49 more a fortnight $10 if a couple
*Universities will get a large amount of funding and also in 2013 the Federal government will fund 50,000 more university places
*Large investment in transport and broadband infrastructure
*Tax breaks for small business
*18 week taxable parental leave starts in jan 2011

The only real loss apart from the 57 billion dollar deficit is the loss of the 30% health insurance rebate being cut from those whom earn over 120 000 a year.

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The Week in Dot Points

May 10, 2009 at 10:40 am (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, fail room, health, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , , )

*rumors about next weeks Australian Federal Budget were abundant – in particular the axing of the 30% Private health insurance rebate, superannuation contributions and paid paternity leave

*Malcolm Turnbull accused Kevin Rudd of being “hot headed” after a supposed incident over not having a hair dryer on his last trip to Afghanistan. Speaking of Turnbull, he announced rather pigishly that He and the Liberals will be ready whenever the Labor party are for the election. All getting rather childish in Canberra by the sounds of it, I expected him to be poking his tongue out after he said it as well.

*Death total from Swine Flu currently stands as being under 200, whilst the world wide hysteria kicks into overload and everyone uses alcohol hand sanitizer like Niles Crane from Frasier.

*Everyone learned that those in the Congo Army believe that sodomising Pygmies give supernatural powers

*In Australia the gender test for pregnant couples has been made available – which has struck fear into those hate filled right to lifers (who will gladly kill you if you ever mention the “A” word around them) saying that couples who find out the gender of their unborn child at 8 weeks will lead to more abortions.

*In Tasmania, it was found out that opposition leader Will Hodgman spent $13000 on his website – gee and I spend nothing for mine, he’s really being ripped off

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30% rebate loss hype – is it justified?

May 8, 2009 at 11:46 am (fail room, health, politics) (, , , , )

Rumors have begun circulating in the Australian media concerning what measures will be included in the Federal Budget next Tuesday night, the most predominant one is the axing of the 30% rebate on Private Medical Insurance.

Thing is, there will be conditions and an income test for the rebate put in place so those individuals who earn over $150 000 a year or families who earn over $240 000 a year will lose the rebate completely.

But that’s the thing, if your family was earning $240 000 a year would you really have a problem paying an extra 30% for Private Medical Insurance?
Really, in all honesty???

As someone whom has spent the last couple years living on under $850 a month whilst at university and payed rent, bought food, paid phone, power and internet bills whilst still finding a bit of cash to save, one would imagine that a family on 240k or an individual on 150k a year would find the adjustment easy.
Maybe cut down on a few lattes or trips to the theatre?
and thats another thing the Private Insurers are running round going “OMG OMG OMG IF YOU DO THAT WE’LL HAVE TO PUT UP FEES TO COVER THOSE WHO CUT OFF THEIR INSURANCE!!!”
I say “Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft”
The private insurers are already making a bundle, and even if they do lose some business the only reason that put their fees up is for greed, nothing more.

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Media Watch – 20 years of trying to tell the truth

May 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm (awesome pile, internet, politics, radio, Television) (, , , , , , )

On this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch May we hope you proOn this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch we hope you prosper for another 20 years!

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Swine Flu – Is it Just the Boy Crying Wolf?

May 5, 2009 at 4:55 am (ettiquette and fashion, fail room, health, politics) (, , , , )

So for the last fortnight the world has been swept up in the hysteria of that has come with H1N1 better known as Swine Flu. Whilst deaths have been restricted to Mexico, apart from one in the United States whom happened to be also Mexican, and only 1085 cases worldwide, one would wonder why there is such mass hysteria over the swine flu.
It is the height of fear mongering and stupidity the whirlwind that has swept the world called Swine Flu as annually approximately between 250 000 and 500 000 deaths are caused by seasonal influenza.
Why isn’t there more done to combat that mortality rate instead a small outbreak that has killed under 200 in Mexico?
Whilst its help people remember to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer as well as not to sneeze all over everyone in there place of work or education, all that has happened over the last fortnight is MASS HYSTERIA

Even American President Barack Obama has come out and told everyone to calm down.

Ladies, Gents and Malcontents; We live in a world run on fear and finance and the last 2 weeks have shown us that.

I personally have renamed it to The Flying Swine Flu

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Awesome things I’d like to see happen

January 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, music, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , )

Here’s a list of cool things I want to see happen
(but most probably won’t in my lifetime)
*Paul McCartney play a concert in Tasmania
*Amanda Palmer play a concert in Tasmania
*the Re-release of John Lennon’s song “give peace a chance” with footage from different countries of people singing it, particularly Middle Eastern countries
*Vladamir Putin dancing like a robot
*Bob Brown becoming the Prime Minister of Australia
*the Japanese to stop whaling
*for people to stop wearing tights like they’re trousers

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and the Australian Nomination for Turn Coat of the Year is…

January 6, 2009 at 11:16 am (politics) (, , , , , )

Peter Garrett the current Australian Environment Minister.
And for those who don’t know who I am talking about here’s a picture of him now;

peter-garrett Image from http://www.australia.gov.au/Environment_&_Natural_Resources

now for those are going “hey! I know that guy, but I didn’t think he was a suit”, he was infact the frontman for Australian Rock Group Midnight Oil and was quite passionate about several issues such as environment and mining.
a image of him during the oils hey day

in the eighties, he ran for a seat in the Federal Government with Nuclear Disarmament Party but lost. In 2004 he was preselected by the Labor Party and won the seat of Kingford-Smith and continues to serve there today.
So you’re asking yourself “err so whats wrong with that? He finally got in and is now trying to do more from within the establishment right?”
WRONG!
Since becoming Environment/Heritage/Arts Minister he has;

*Approved planning to dredge Port Phillip Bay
* Approved the Expansion of the Beverly Uranium Mine in South Australia.
“Children, what do we use Uranium for?”
“errr for medical reasons and to blow each other to hell”

It was this, that Garrett was campaigning against in the eighties

* The closure of Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne

and yesterday he approved nine more parts of a Pulp Mill in Bell Bay, Tasmania. Which if it gets the go ahead; could cause an absolute environmental catastrophe for the East Coast of Tasmania. Whilst he reassures that the mill will not be approved fully until all studies are concluded, approving the nine more parts of the plan brings it closer to reality
to read his Press Release go here;
http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/garrett/2009/mr20090105.html

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