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I actually accomplished something this year. That’s new.

LearSportTR3240This blog post is a follow-up to my blog post from March, “Back on yer bike”.

I purchased my current bike in 2006.  At the time I was living in Chatswood and intended to get fit enough to ride to work in North Sydney.  That went well for a few months, unfortunately a month after buying the bike my company purchased another company, and decided to merge & move to the city.  Riding to North Sydney was already enough of a challenge for a very unfit me who hadn’t exercised since leaving school 10 years earlier.  That extra distance was a bit too far a bit too soon for me (especially the climb from Milsons Point station to the top of Miller St for the trip home in the evenings), and so the towel was thrown in and the bike had its first extended stint in the garage.  3 months and unknown km’s traveled, but if I recall correctly it was less than 200km. Read more…

Categories: Cycling Tags: ,

Internet is monetising lies?

DianeI’m seeing this article everywhere today, especially in skeptic circles.  It seems like every man, woman, miscelaneous, and their dog in the skeptic circles I follow are sharing it and adding comment “I’M SMRTR THAN THAT AN U SHUL B TOO1~”.

Let me just remind you of a little saying that’s also popular in the skeptic circles.  “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”.  Read more…

Categories: Misc, Skepticism Tags: ,

More mistreatment of live animal exports.

New footage has emerged of sheep exported live to Jordan being mistreated.

Tony Abbott practicing for the triathlon inside parliament.

Tony Abbott practicing for the triathlon inside parliament.

Remember, Tony Abbott in his election campaign promised to apologise to Indonesia, Jordan etc for Australia halting live animal exports after they mistreated the animals in violation of agreements. He also promised he’d then increase the rates at which animals get exported live to these countries.

barnaby joyceBarnaby Joyce, at the bottom of the article linked to claims that the sheep in the video aren’t being treated the way the sheep in the video are being treated.  Although he doesn’t say it so blatantly, instead he chooses to use doublespeak or at the very least something rather similar to doublespeak. Read more…

Abbott’s expense “drama”. Just stop. It’s a non-story. #auspol

Tony Abbott practicing for the triathlon inside parliament.

Tony Abbott practicing for the triathlon inside parliament.

I too loathe Abbott, it depresses me that the people of this country were stupid enough to vote him in (or as many excuse it, by voting Labor out at the unfortunate expense of voting Abbott in despite when I query them further about specifics they almost always concede that a good job was in actual fact done by Labor).

BUT … Read more…

Election 2013 – like spam, only worse. #AusPol #AusVotes

My apologies to anyone who is sick of the election coverage and want anything election related out of their news feed, but I must have this little rant/whine.

This really has been the most disgusting election campaign I have ever seen.  Both parties are doing what they can to appeal to the absolute lowest of lowest common denominators. And you know what the worst thing is? They may actually have a point with their strategies. Hear me out. Read more…

Categories: Politics Tags: , ,

Do not feed the trolls.

trollsOh for shits fucking sake people, enough is enough already. This rant mainly goes out to the atheists I follow on Facebook and Twitter, so those of you not in the atheist communities feel free to ignore (or read on for the lulz, I care not).

Remember all the times you’ve been told “do not feed the trolls”? Remember all the times you’ve told other people “do not feed the trolls”? Well, Ray Comfort IS A TROLL! There’s no two ways about it.

His modus operandi is “Any publicity is good publicity”, and he feeds of this. It’s his go-to method to increase publicity. He’s an unrepentant liar for christ, and he’s more than willing to do so. The more outrage he can get for what he does, the happier he is. By responding, by getting outraged at what he does, you are just falling plumb into PRECISELY what he wants out of people. You are making yourself his stooge. You are giving him EVERYTHING he wants, and more. And yes, I do realize the irony of my whinging about this making me one of his stooges too. Read more…

Categories: Atheism Tags: , ,

#MarriageEquality and my stance.

equalityavatarWith everyone going crazy on social networks right now about #MarriageEquality and the US Supreme Court looking into the rulings on it, I was going to re-iterate my thoughts and my stance on the topic.  Only, I realised I had never consolidated my thoughts in writing.  Well, at least not in a blog post.

It’s pretty clear I’m a supporter of equality.  Sexuality equality is what I talk most about, but also sexual, racial, and any other type I tend to argue for.  So let me explain why.

You see, I am a straight white male from Sydney Australia.  See?  No?  Oh wait, that’s got nothing to do with it.  You see, I am right handed.  Wait, that’s got nothing either.  I have my car license?  I uhh … I uhh … I guess I don’t have any personal reason to support equality… Read more…

Categories: Equality Tags: , ,
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