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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.
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hey guys,

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.

Firstly i went to see Lano and Woodley As most of you know though I have somewhat of a biast view on these boys as Frank is family. That aside, they once again put on a great show, if you've ever seen any of their shows before then you will recognise bits of this show as it is made up of popular pieces of many of the shows they have done over the twenty years they've been working together. I read some where that the only way you could see this show as bad is if your a fan and you don't want them to go.

Comedy fest magazine "the pun" reviews the show Here

The next show i caught was Adam Hills. Adam's show is warm and personal, it's hilariously funny and personally i see him as one of the best stand up acts we have to offer. The night i went to the show he spent the first 10 minutes giving any late people hugs. If your from either the U.S or the U.k then watch out because he loves taking the piss out of you guys but damn it's funny, definatley worth a look. Hillsy also provides a sign interpreter on sunday nights which is pretty cool

Check out what was said about the show Here

Elbow Skin are an up and coming Melbourne based comedy duo. Their show for this years festival is called comedy Gondala and is a fast pased, if in some parts a little frantic, sketch comedy show which is about seventy percent music. These young guys are just starting out but will more than likely go places with their comedy.

Check the review

Kent Valentine's stand up show Be my (Kent ) Valentine is all about love. Many parts of this show are ridiculously funny, anecdotal stories about his troubles in love and life. The only problem i had here was that at times he gets a little serious and as an audience member your not quite sure what he wants you to do, laugh or cry. At times this show went from a comedy show to a therapy session for its star.

check the review here

The biggest show i saw this year was Ross Noble This man is gifted, so many stories, so many tangents, so many random topics. If this show is scripted then he's bloody good at making it look like it's improvised. This two hour masterpiece had me in stitches from about 10 minutes in. If wierd stories about shitting on orphins or exploding vaginas are your cup of tea then this is worth a look, even if they aren't your cup of tea i promise you will be laughing. I can really only make two complaints, firstly my chest hurt for three days after because i laughed so much and secondly the particular show i went to was at the Palaise and started an hour late. Warning if your scared of being picked on or asked to participate then sit somewhere obscure

again a review is available here

On the final night of the festival (sunday) I checked out

Claire Hooper This show was amazing to me. Claire has a swelling thyroid, the doctors don't know why but they are controling it with medication. At some stage in the not so distant future she will have to have surgery which poses the threat of severing her vocal chords and rendering her dumb (mute not stupid).

This was written, with that in mind, in a way that she doesn't speak a word. An amazingly daring thing to do, a stand up comedy show with no words. Claire pulls this off brilliantly using voice overs and movement. The show essentially is the story of her coming to terms, as a radio presenter and stand up comic, with the idea of possibily losing her voice. A hilarious show from a new up and coming performer, just a shame that Frank and i were two of six people in the audience. I would hatve thought that something this different would have been a real draw card for comedy fans.

the show is reviewed Here

Michael Chamberline's ten commandments was a niosy, wierd and hilarious, if a little all over the place at times, show. The show is based on his life as a private Catholic school boy and tears appart the ten commadments from one to ten step by step through out the duration of the show. When Michael gets going he gets just a little over excited and his expressive face looks at times as if it may explode, may be an advantage to have some understanding of the catholic religion.

The Pun reviews the show Here

The Moose Head awards are much the same as the Gala, which i also attended, the show is made up of five minute spots by a huge range of comedian. The awards fill two roles, firstly they are a benefit to raise money to support those artists who are just starting out by providing them with grants, secondly the awards are the final show to take place in the main venue of the town hall so they close the festival for another year. If you want to get your comedy in one hit then these awards are the cheapest way to do so. And the best bit, the winners have already been given their prizes and this event is just how they make the money to pay for them so no boring awards ceremony to sit through just lots of laughing and then up and out of there.

over all a big thumbs up from me to the team that have provided Melbourne with another fantastic festival, definately going to try to get work out of them again next year after a three year dry spell.

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
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Mia Dyson - Little piece
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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

By Mike Carlton
February 11, 2006
Page 1 of 2


With apologies to Banjo Paterson.

I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better

Knowledge, sent to where I met him at the wheat board, years ago

He was chairman when I knew him, so I sent the letter to him

Just on spec, to make the point, that "Howard doesn't want to know".

And an email came directed, not entirely unexpected

(And I think the same was written in some Middle Eastern bar)

'Twas his CEO who wrote it, and verbatim I will quote it,

"Trevor Flugge's gone to Baghdad and we don't know where he are.

But when he left Australia, he was going to meet with Alia,

A trucking mob in Jordan, who were keen to grease the wheels

For 10 per cent commission, they could swing Saddam's permission

To get our wheat accepted: it's the mother of all deals.

But I guarantee, Prime Minister, that there's nothing at all sinister:

The chaps at DFAT told us that the sums looked quite okay.

When you're selling wheat in billions, what's a quick 300 million?

If it keeps the Nationals happy it's a tiny price to pay."

Sitting here at Kirribilli, I've been thinking, willy nilly

That it's somehow reminiscent of the children overboard:

But I can handle Rudd and Beazley as I always do, quite easily,

By endlessly protesting that there's nothing untoward.

I'll tell Bush next time I meet him at

The White House, when I greet him,

That I'm sure he'll understand about the wheat board's quid pro quo:

He'll forgive this minor error in the global war on terror

When I look him in the eye and tell him Howard didn't know.

I reckon it's some of the best writting i've seen in ages.
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Why Georgia - John Mayer
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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
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Current Music:
Foo Fighters in your honour disk 2
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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?
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Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama - Church house step
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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
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Current Music:
Xavier Rudd - Energy Song
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a mate sent this email to me today, thought it was so good i'd better share

From: jw_fahey@Safe-mail.net
To: blonde_chick_87au@hotmail.com, mastercazz13@hotmail.com, ghost_cruiser@hotmail.com
Subject: Idiots......
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 22:52:23 -0500
>And here we were thinking we had them all...........
>This week, our phones went dead and I had to contact the Telstra repair
>people. They promised to be out between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00p.m. When I asked if they could give me a smaller time window, the pleasant gentleman asked, "Would you like us to call you before we come?" I replied that I didn't see how he would be able to do that since our phones weren't working. He then requested that we report future outages by email.
>(Does YOUR email work without a telephone line?).
>I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She
>informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card
>was signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to
>compare the signature I had just signed on the receipt. So I signed the
>credit card in front of her. She carefully compared the signature to the one I had just signed on the receipt. As luck would have it, they matched.
>I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbour call the
>Local township administrative office to request the removal of the Koala Crossing sign on our road. The reason: too many Koala's were being hit by cars and she didn't want them to cross there any more.
>I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee
>asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?"
>To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?"
>She smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."
>The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with a co-worker of mine when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?"
>At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear co-worker who is leaving the
>company due to "downsizing," our manager commented cheerfully, "This is
>fun. We should do this more often." Not a word was spoken. We all just
>looked at each other with that cow-in-the-headlights stare.
>I work with an individual who plugged her power board back into itself and for the life of her couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.
>When my husband and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service
>department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "it's open!" To which he replied, "I know - I already got that side."
>Now don't you feel better?
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Tracy Chapman
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Folks north America just went to shit even worse than before

the BBC News reported today (Jan 23 2006)

Canada's Conservative opposition has won the country's general election, ending 12 years of Liberal government.

Conservative leader Stephen Harper is set to succeed Paul Martin as prime minister, but will require alliances to form a working government.

"Tonight, friends, our great country has voted for change," Mr Harper said in his victory speech, pledging to lower taxes and root out corruption.

Mr Martin has admitted defeat and said he would step down as Liberal leader.

In a speech at his party headquarters in Calgary, Mr Harper hailed the election as a sign of change.

"And Canadians have asked our party to take the lead in delivering that change. We will honour your words and deliver on our commitments," he said.
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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

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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?
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John Safran on jjj - podcast
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