Random Musings
May 19th, 2007

The new Australian Citizenship test

Pilfered from: Helen’s comment on Larvatus Prodeo

Australian Government

Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

Application for Grant of Australian Citizenship

You must answer 75% (28 or more out of 37) of these questions correctly in order to qualify for Australian Citizenship

1. How many slabs can you fit in the back of a Falcon Ute while also allowing room for your cattle dog?
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May 15th, 2007

It’s not the economy, stoopid

Well, in today’s crikey, Charles Richardson opines that the masses have already chosen Kevin Rudd as the next prime minister in his article titled “Thanks for the Budget, but we’ve already made up our minds”

He proposes that the lack of bounce in the opinion polls shows that the average voter, whilst applicative of the budget, has not influenced their voting intentions.
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July 8th, 2005

London Bombings

I feel sorry for all the victims of the London bombings.

I feel sorry for all the britons that will have to endure even more draconian “security” measures that will do bugger all for security.

Like the new ID card scheme that looks like it will contain your life history on government-run servers (EEK!)

It will be interesting to see what the british government will do over the next six months or so.

Next thing we’ll need papers to do anything.. remind you of anything? USSR style? Nazi style?

And to those fanatics: Terrorism is NOT a part of islam (or christianity, or hinduism, or any mainstream religion for that matter)

July 3rd, 2005

Why I am not an Anarchist

In this article, esr describes the only solution to the problem of instability of a consitiutional democracy (as they exist today here in Australia, the US, and elsewhere) is a complete anarchy (or as he puts it “no government”).

I agree with the statement that the question of good government reduces to “who can be trusted to wield the first use of force wisely and morally?”, but my opinion diverges from that point on.

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