a response to this post
i hate the fact that i’m such a cynic. it’s probably the media who change me this way, as i read newspapers, who all (in different degrees) seem to hellbent on making people such as world leaders look bad.
Cynicism isn’t always a bad thing – it helps you think and become critical of your surroundings. Or, at least it seems that way to me.
Also, some newspapers have affiliations with certain political parties or wings. They usually only make politicians who are not in their good books look bad.
The media provides critique on the government so they aren’t necessarily an evil force, but why they do this: you’d have to ask someone in the industry.
i can’t think of a reason why a politician would do a good thing such as quietly boost the percentage of internation aid donated from 0.2c for every dollar in Australia to 0.35. and that’s a lot of money.
perhaps the politician feared negative feedback in the form of: “Why increase something like this when we could be focusing on hospitals/education/etc.?”
i don’t know. maybe you should send an email/letter to the politician in question.
i think all politicians are all bluster and no action. example? emissions trading scheme, hospital reforms.
can you expand on this? it’s somewhat vague.
i think that politicians have forgotten that their purpose is to change Australia/their country of residence for the better, not win against the opposing team. even if they do realise this, they’re generally forced to play this game because there’s no alternative i guess. i haven’t done my research though, i shouldn’t really be saying anything.
i think dictators are all mean and hellbent on killing and torturing all of their citizens and not caring at all for anyone.
disagree. not all dictators were mean all the time. you can’t use the word all when describing a group of people.
also, i think many dictators were at first intent on securing better conditions for a certain section of society, but were in the process lured away by power and money.
i think that in war, it doesn’t make sense to have rules. when i think about it the second time, yes, but if you are out to kill people, which is the worst sin you can do, how is ‘playing by the rules’ going to change anything? but if it wasn’t for these war rules – geneva conventions, i think? – a lot of us would be in trouble.
okay. so you endorse these rules? x)
i think that all commercial companies are environmentally destructive, even the ‘green/earth’ ones. i thought you all liked chopping down trees – using cheap, industrial chemicals, processed ingredients, child labour, etc.
i think that everyone does things for their own benefit, usually money or power. what sort of world am i living in?
of course people do things for their own benefit. however, this is not always ill-intentioned even if it involves money or power. For example, when a person buys a house, this benefits the person who sold the house and the person who bought the house.
also, what sort of world are you living in? i daresay it’s a contradictory one – humans, the dominating race on earth, is trying to ensure its extinction by helping the less fit of the race survive and thus pass on their genes. i know right? how could we be so stupid?
just in case anyone is offended, i was joking.
some things about this blog
did we get rid of that snap-preview thing? because we should. it’s rather useless.
and thank-you whoever added newer blogs to the blog roll. i really can’t be bothered anymore.
12 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Should Be Illegal
- Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
- Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children.
- Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
- Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
- Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are property, blacks can’t marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
- Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
- Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.
- Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
- Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
- Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
- Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to things like cars or longer life-spans.
- Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a “separate but equal” institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.
if you take offence and say something along the lines of ‘you not-gay-marriage-believing-prick’, i will come to your house when you’re asleep and do unspeakable sins, such as whisper in your ear that it was a joke.