I've just been watching Insight on SBS, todays topic was on the rights of gay and lesbian people, should gay and lesbian people be allowed to have kids and get married? I personally believe yes, i have always been brought up to beleive that all people are equal, everyone has the right to be who they want to be.
The church and government reps on the show were saying that gay and lesbian people don't offer a stable relationship for the child, what the fuck, most of the gay people i know are in long term and very stable relationships, these people are not able to accidently get pregnant so it takes a lot of planning, someone who wants to be a parent that badly should be allowed to be and should be recognised for it.
The govt argues that marrige isw about a union bewtween a man and a woman, fuck off, it should be about people who want to commit to each other because they care. How can be acceptable for someone who is psychologically unstable or has a learning disorder to get accidentally pregnant and screw up a childs life and have the kid taken off them but it' not ok for a gay or lesbian couple to try having children and, unless the're psycho or stupid, no doubt do a better job than those mentioned a moment ago.
At what point does it become acceptable to drive a grown person to tears because what you are saying is so offensive. As a hetrosexual male just let me say, on behalf of any of us who have a brain, sorry guys and girls perhaps we will get it right some day.
well its been a fucking age since i put anything on here, I'm back at uni now whiuch means i'm required to post on Here which kind of makes me lose interest in posting on this blog but iu should get back into it
Ok so what have i been up to, uni, uni and more uni. Been socialising lots and getting out to a few gigs, just finished up the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for another year
here's what i had to say about it on my other blog
Well the Melbourne Internation Comedy Festival is drawing to a close for another year. I've been going to comedy fest gigs every year since i was about 15 and i'm a huge fan of comedy in general. Normally i'd go to shows almost every night of the festival however this year i'm dirt poor so i've been to 5 shows in total.
so yeah that was a great time to be had, coming up next weekend i get to a Mia Dyson gig and a Diesel gig (haven't seen him since he played in Tathra a few years ago) that one's going to be a bit different because he's playing with a string band (Violins etc) so that will be cool
any way guys will try and get back here a bit more often, looks like your all doing well
I posted this on my uni blog, which you can view here the other day, I haven't stopped laughing yet so i though i should share with you guys...
Mike Carlton is a columist for the Sydney Morning Herald, today he published this
Vision splendid of the wheat cash extended
I reckon it's some of the best writting i've seen in ages.
The Good Weekend Magazine from the Feb 4 Sydney Morning Herald has an article in it that at one point gives this highly powerful description of a corporation
An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility."The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce 1911 copyright expired.
xEtext version by Aloysius West, 1993 Apr 15. spotted on page 21 of the Godd Weekend Feb 4 2006.
hmm interesting hey when we think about some of the worlds worst environmental, political or health related disaster that large corporations cause, how much money does the CEO make from these kind of "mistakes"
The chemical spill in Bhopal India which happened 20 years ago still effects people today this photo of a 38 year old man who's skin has been ruined by the chemicals. these problems are continuing to be passed through the generations as it effects your genes
this is a recent photo of a little child born with deformities because of Agent Orange, the chemical used to strip the Vietnamese jungle so that U.S defence force could find the viet kong hiding in the jungle during the Vietnam war of the 60's
the sickest part of this story is that Dow (the company that makes that chemical) has recently bought out Union Carbide ( the company responsible for the Bhopal Disaster)
neither Union Carbide or Dow have taken any responsibility for these disasters and no form of compensation has been paid to anyone despite the disasters effecting generations of families in these countries
this use to be one of the Beautiful rainforest covered mountains of New Guinea, igt's now the Ok Tedi mine sight owned by australian steel company BHP Billiton
this mine is yet to set up an adequent filtration system for the waste that comes out of the mine, all waste poors into the river kiling the fish ( the main source of food for the people down stream) and pooring dangerouse toxins into their only source of water.
the manager of the mine was once quoted as saying that they were not doing anything rong and perhaps to this day would not admit there was a problem
ahhg, i want to make a video about something, have akk this state of the art editing software but nothing to edit with it, any ideas?
The Top Ten
1 Wish You Well - Bernard Fanning
2 Catch My Disease - Ben Lee
3 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
4 Best Of You - Foo Fighters
5 Dare - Gorillaz
6 Mind's Eye - Wolfmother
7 My Doorbell - The White Stripes
8 O Yeah - End Of Fashion
9 Joker & The Thief - Wolfmother
10 Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand
a mate sent this email to me today, thought it was so good i'd better share
Folks north America just went to shit even worse than before
the BBC News reported today (Jan 23 2006)
i just read this on Media channel
Hamas is paying a spin doctor $180,000 (£100,000) to persuade Europeans and Americans that it is not a group of religious fanatics who relish suicide bombings and hate Jews.
Isn't it discusting that any race or religion or political group need to spend that much just so the world knows they are ok. What the fuck has the world come too
I spotted on the age website today that the issue of marijuana being used medicinally has been raised again today.
the article says
Former NSW premier Bob Carr announced in 2003 that the state would conduct a clinical trial of medicinal use of cannabis, but it never took place. The NSW Government is discussing with the Federal Government the establishment of a cannabis trial. The Victorian Government has ruled one out."
the report goes on to say that a decision will be made later this year.
Being a smoker I support the legalisation of this "drug", however I should make clear that i don't support this decision not soley because i want to be ablet to get the drugs in a more legal way but also because I believe that in some sercumstances i think it is the correct medicine for the disease. For instance my auntie has Multiple sclerosis which can make your muscles spasm, it is proven that dope is a relaxant and would definitely help in this situation.
the other thing i guess is that dope as a drug isn't exactly dangerous and really is a fare leap away from something like heroine. Really what's the harm?