Tag Archives: Politicians

SPEED, plague of our times?

Nowadays almost everything must be fast, that is what all media preach, that is what is being inserted in the brains of people. Races of any kind, cars, horses, dogs, people, quiz shows are based on the speed of the responses, not on knowledge, a data base of very little sounding content but trickery, shallow and media gossip on celebrities, films, songs, rock groups, politicians, not useful for anything else but for quiz shows, they are made to block everyone’s minds to learn the real and meaningful culture, the commercials technique.

Meanwhile the professionals are “built” in universities under the scientific, technological and cultural-social principles, with emphasis on giving adequate responses to problems based on knowledge, study, evaluating things, taking the time to do it well, the world outside is molded by media and it asks for exactly the opposite, be fast, don’t think it for long time if not somebody else will take your place and so on.

Speed only leads to mistakes, nothing steady, durable, meaningful, be prepared, take your time, apply the old diving say we are taught to become divers: plan your dive and dive your plan, if not, abort your dive to save your life. It applies to everything in life, see, think and touch afterwards.

Plagiarism, disguise for stealing?

Plagiarism; The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

Music plagiarism: surpassing a specific number of bars in a new composition or using musical pieces that are not yours, have not been bough,  have not the authorization of the  author to use it.

Video/Photo Plagiarism: using images that are not yours, have not been bough,  have not the authorization of the author who owns the rights (social media, the new plague…)

Science Plagiarism: probably the worst of all, too much used today for my taste.

Plagiarism on speeches.                                                                                           Very common these days, first I’d had to ask why public figures do not write their own speeches, the answer is obvious, they are not capable of. Second, are they not ashamed having someone talking about his/her points of view on any subject, feelings, political plans, and just read a teleprompter? The answer is NO, but they are who will lead nations into its future.

Man can surpass any limits on what can be considered ethical, honest, professional, getting easily into hate, hipocrissy, racism, narcissism, abuse of power,  extreme ego, plutocracy, freak control over anything…… I even listened recently to someone talking about the Science of Plagiarism. enough for me, stupidity is forever.

 

Is something free or 100% feasible?

The news bring all the time to our attention to what journalists  interpret on  Science related topics because they make some news from time to time., mostly medical,  they do it with full affirmations on total cure, 100% effective, totally free and so on.                            Since the discovery of the first Newton’s Law and the later and wider concept that includes it all: “Law of Conservation of Energy” for the transformations occurring in this world, natural or man made, we, people who studied some sort of Science, know pretty well that there is nothing free, nothing applies for a 100% anywhere, anytime on the real world. Everything has a price in terms of energy consumption, energy lost as heat or increasing Entropy, the most perfect transformation is done by human beings, that converts 35-40% of the energy ingested by food into vital processes of life, the rest to keep the body working at 37 Celsius for such purposes. So ANY affirmation that calls for 100% of anything in any aspect of life, transformations, production, even in love, is bullshit, nothing is free, everything has a price of some sort. This is called an Energy Balance, on any process, with the most unthinkable parameters involved.   Any title you read about these matter shows at least ignorance of the journalists, politicians or entrepreneurs, few interested scientists and they are swallowed by the same masses who eat willingly what media, advertising and the culture of celebrities give them everyday, by the way these people elect presidents and prime ministers…..Be responsible, do not talk or spread what you do not know, do not turn yourself into  an accomplice of deceiving, to say the less. I am  aware it is almost impossible due to human nature but at least we should  try!

Our postal service….why?

If anyone reads the ratings on line about AUSTPOST,  they are overhelming: 1.7/5 on 1824 reviews, of them 1280 people rated the service as 1….

http://www.productreview.com.au/p/australia-post.html

Reasons I encountered:

Some years ago, in order to put some order in place a CEO was hired from the bank business but it does not seem to be working and look what he earns……

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-11/critics-question-australia-post-ceos-multi-million-dollar-salary/5514682

Australia has a very low one figure inflation but the cost of the service goes up whether the oil prices go up or down, time of delivery is longer, want it as before?, you got to pay more., one out of ten employees shows interest attending public, very few offices are friendly, they seem to make you a favor when you get there to post something.

If it is a letter you have no way to send it but by Austpost but if you have a parcel, you better read this:

All packages are more expensive by AP than by any Courier, take more time in transit and most likely they arrived crashed….

A 1 Kg box with a pair of shoes, interstate,  will cost you around 20$ by AP but if you use a Courier or a courier service like smartsend, they send you one of the couriers they work with to pick up the unit at home, the shipment is cheaper (less than 18$ the above) and time of delivery is up to two days. By the way they sent this time the Courier of Austpost, Star Track, so the Courier earns its share, Smartsend earns its share and even so the package is cheaper and picked up at home, ah, you do not have to wrap it if you do not want, it travels safe and sound. With bigger packages the difference turns bigger and bigger.

As everywhere, the Government is the worst entrepreneur of all, in democracy, in socialist-comunist schemes, in dictatorships, why is this happening in Australia? I know why, and you?

 

Refugees, a global issue?

Does Australian politicians know what are they doing bringing 12.000 refugees into the Country? Are they simply improvising and succumbing under the international pressure of those powerful countries that start or favor wars….as a business? Australia’s economy is mainly based on mining, real estate and retailers, the workers floating around the incredible (artificial) high prices of housing are probably the best paid at the moment, many are making billions, the government lowers interest rates (to historical low values) and make them richer…. and other people poorer, gess who?. But Australia has many other problems, as any other country, public services are deteriorating rapidly, especially health services, leaving people without jobs and tax payers without assistance, there are many people living on Centrelink benefits, legally or not (tax payers money), jobs are hard to find, electricity bills are the highest in the world, obesity, drug consumption and alcohol are serious growing problems that increase pressure on public heath. While government policies (any party) go in one direction (the best paid politicians in the world), the economy goes the other way and they do not seem to understand it or look the other way. Fighting other countries wars and getting as counterpart the consequences of it in terms of war expenses, death soldiers and lots of refugees does not seem the right way to go, at least for me….and I sceptic, solidarity among humans only works one way….