Tag: John Lord

Just because we are governed by clowns it doesn’t mean we have to laugh – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thoughts for the day Honesty isn’t popular anymore. It doesn’t carry the weight of society’s approval it once did. * * * I found it impossible to imagine that the Australian people could be so gullible as to elect for a third term a government that has performed so miserably in the first two and has amongst its members some of the most devious, suspicious and corrupt men and women, but they did. (John Lord)

Just because we are governed by clowns it doesn’t mean we have to laugh – » The Australian Independent Media Network

They built a disastrous NBN and now they think they can build a power station. Wow. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If one day in the future our children wake to find our prosperity gravely ill. It will be because Australia’s conservative politicians during the years 2013 to 202? Didn’t believe the science of a changing climate and left you with the consequences.

They built a disastrous NBN and now they think they can build a power station. Wow. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Donald Trump: The fool on the hill is full of rage – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day It is clear that from whatever way you look at it that Trump lied and people died. PS: For the complete list of Trump’s lies about the coronavirus (John Lord) click here.

Donald Trump: The fool on the hill is full of rage – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Money matters – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day “The gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages … It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom or our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” (Robert Kennedy, 1968).(John Lord)

Money matters – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A damming report on aged care the government cannot ignore – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day We can sometimes become so engrossed in our own problems that we can easily overlook the enormity of the suffering of others. (John Lord)

A damming report on aged care the government cannot ignore – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Newspoll: 50/50 – Will it get any better? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day For the life of me I fail to understand how anyone could vote for a party who thinks the existing education, aged care and health systems are adequately funded and addresses the needs of the disadvantaged. (John Lord)

Newspoll: 50/50 – Will it get any better? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When ‘sorry’ seems to be the hardest word – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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My thought for the day Our lives should be subject to constant reflection, otherwise the way forward is locked into the constraints of today’s thoughts. PS: On concluding this piece I note that the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has apologised “unreservedly” to anyone affected by community transmission resulting from the disembarkation of the Ruby Princess.

When ‘sorry’ seems to be the hardest word – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Aged care’ should be exactly that, and not places where government determines how you live and die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Albanese has been onto it, saying that Morrison must answer why he has made no effort to clean up these privately owned Aged Care Homes where profit comes before human health.

I for one would love to hear his answers.

via ‘Aged care’ should be exactly that, and not places where government determines how you live and die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Morrison government has no sense of urgency on our future … or perhaps the marketing plan isn’t finished – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via The Morrison government has no sense of urgency on our future … or perhaps the marketing plan isn’t finished – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Two deceptions. One done, and one to come. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

Meritocracy is a term used to imply that those at the top of the social scale have merit and a slur against those at the bottom. John Lord

via Two deceptions. One done, and one to come. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The greatest showman, or the greatest threat? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When you push people beyond their capacity to understand their victimisation you can hardly expect them, during demonstrations, to behave rationally.

The greatest showman, or the greatest threat? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We are being conned if we believe the government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It is not as though the government is without options. If it had the intestinal fortitude it could use a COVID-19 recovery that would drive full-time sustainable jobs and growth on the back of a low-emissions transition that would last 50 years or more.

The other option is to use the recovery to continue with fossil fuels and pretend (lie your way through it) that in a time of great uncertainty you had a moment of gas led fossil fuel enlightenment. Jobs versus the environment.

History tells me they will take option two.

via We are being conned if we believe the government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A very unstable genius – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

The Office of the American President was once viewed by its people as an office of prestige and importance. Trump has reduced it to one of ridicule and contempt.

via A very unstable genius – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It’s more than just a virus: there are culture wounds and abscesses of leadership – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

This Government’s performance over its time in office has been like a daily shower of offensiveness raining down on society.

Surely performance or lack of it must mean something.

via It’s more than just a virus: there are culture wounds and abscesses of leadership – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“Be generous with your praise and considerate with your criticism” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The coronavirus has bought with it the hope of a renaissance. That a new understanding of whom we are and what we are here for might emerge from this dreadful time.

Would it be too much to hope that a new period of enlightenment might indoctrinate itself into the hearts and minds of our leaders who at present govern us from the perspective of self-interest only?

Have they woken to the fact that good open governance has its rewards? We have so much to learn from people we disagree with that it’s a wonder we don’t do it more often.

via “Be generous with your praise and considerate with your criticism” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What makes the Morrison government’s actions of the past week so astonishing – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Will the conservatives when they have done with the philosophical ideals of the left once again take on the mantle of the capitalistic rights of the individual over the collective?

The way I see it at the moment is that all they are doing is governing for the common good and I have to salute that.

The philosophical arguments will come later.

My thought for the day

It’s difficult to caste yourself in a new light when you’re coming out of the darkness.

via What makes the Morrison government’s actions of the past week so astonishing – » The Australian Independent Media Network

As prophetic as I may be – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I don’t see myself as being particularly gifted in prophetic wisdom, but on at least three occasions in 2019 I said that it would take an event of catastrophic proportion to wake the Australian population from its malaise over climate heating.

That it has happened gives no pleasure to my words. That they make for a catalyst for action does.

The unsurprising drop in Scott Morrison’s approval rating confirms my prediction that the public mood for action is as hot as the flames that have caused so much devastation.

via As prophetic as I may be – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What sort of democracy are we? We are not allowed to know about the Lambie secret deal or the content of the Taylor emails; nor the circumstances of the secret trial jailing or witness J or the contents of an AFP report about George Christensen; and we are not allowed to know why Pastor Houston isn’t allowed into the White House. Why?

This government takes our right to know what they are doing very lightly.

via George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Impeaching the President: 5 possibilities – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

America may be the most advanced technological nation on earth but its social progress on matters of great moral importance, INCLUDING ITS POLITICS is still fighting its way out of the dark ages when mysticism was rampart. (John Lord)

via Impeaching the President: 5 possibilities – » The Australian Independent Media Network