Tuesday, 31 May 2016

6 reasons why I support Donald Trump, and why you should too.

1. He is a successful person. While some people believe that Trump is arrogant, because he’s got money, does that mean that other billionaire’s are arrogant too? Does that mean that Bill Gates is arrogant, although we know he isn’t? Come on. If Donald can make money, then he can make America successful. It is in 18 trillion dollars of debt, it can’t pick and choose who it likes, because their economy is the central balance for the globe. They need a successful person.
   2. He say’s what he believes in. Most politicians, as we all know, lie all the time, but not Donald Trump. Donald is his own person, and he stands for what he believes in. That is why his speeches can be so weird and jagged, in what he speaks about, because he goes from one topic to another, because he doesn’t write his speeches, he knows them. His speeches don’t sound like polished lines that other politician’s do,  he goes along as he pleases, and he doesn’t need polished lines, or speeches, because those speeches are too often there, because politicians don’t believe in what they say, so they need a speech. Donald doesn’t, proving he believes in what he says. Also, why would Donald lie, when it is so unpopular with the public? If he wanted to lie, he would tell the public what is popular, as to appease the public.

   3. He isn’t swayed by the media. All too often we have politicians saying one thing, but then, once interrogated by the media in an interview, they fall apart, promising all sorts of stupid things that the media want. Donald hasn’t done this, and he hasn’t been swayed by media personalities, in fact, he has stood up to them, proving how strong he is, and what a suitable candidate he is.

   4. He realises what trouble America is in. Clinton has unrealistic goals that won’t do any good for America. She wants half a billion solar panels in America by 2020, and wants all homes to be running on solar energy in ten years. This is not only unrealistic, but it will be so costly, that America’s already 18 Trillion dollars of debt will be extended. Trump will take the less used path,  and take the hard road towards surplus, something Clinton wouldn’t know anything about.

   5. He is strong on defence. Trump has spoken many times in this. He will conquer ISIS. He will take them down. Some people are scared of Trump. No one is scared of Clinton.  Why would a person who isn’t scary be better than a scary person when it comes to taking down ISIS.

   6. He is a good negotiator. Let’s face it. In his line of work, negotiations are a large part of life, so why should we trust Clinton to make negotiations when Trump is so much more qualified?

Monday, 30 May 2016

Bolt's got it right. Lambie cannot be excused.

Political commentator Andrew Bolt is absolutely right when he comments on Tasmanian senator Jacquie Lambie's comments on Cory Bernardi.

Lambie commented on the ABC, which is meant to be a fair and just national television station for all of the Australian population, saying that the Bernardi was 'Born with a silver spoon up me rear end' attitude, and made the claim that the South Australian politician is an 'arsehole'.

The first question to be asked is why was the ABC allowing this imbecile to make such disrespectful comments.

                              Senator Jacquie Lambie and Kitchen Cabinet Host Annabel Crabb

All it is is a political move by Lambie which she knew the ABC would support. This is just another step by the ABC to prove its bias and stupidity. It seems as if the ABC wants to be banned.

Cory Bernardi made an outstanding response on Friday; 'Given the only conversation I've ever had with Jacqui Lambie was listening to her complain about not getting paid enough, I'm not sure she knows anything about me,' he told Daily Mail Australia.
'However, everyone has issues in their life so I just hope she keeps getting the help she needs to deal with hers.' This is something that Lambie wouldn't have the brains to say, and just shows the respect that Bernardi shows, even when wronged by an idiot.

Now, another issue is what Bolt spoke about in his blog post. He asked why Lambie was allowed to get away with these comments, when, if a Liberal politician so right as Bernardi had made these comments, then he would be labelled sexist, and bigotry. This is just another media attack on a respectful man who got where he is by working hard. The media needs to stop being so bias, and look at the political spectrum evenly.

These comments should bring two things.
Ms Lambie said Liberal backbencher Cory Bernardi was an 'a***hole', 'born with a silver spoon up his rear end'
The ABC having its funding taken, which would save the Australian taxpayer millions, and, the bringing down of Lambie, but of course, this won't happen in our country of 'justness' and 'political correctness'.

Lastly, Kitchen Cabinet host Annabel Crabb should have made a move to defend Bernardi, or at least do something to keep Lambie's idiotic comments less sharp than the knife she was holding. Doing nothing made Crabb seem like an idiot, which she probably is.
Cory Bernardi

Thanks to Andrew Bolt. Visit his article on this below

To read more and see the video, visit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3611854/Jacqui-Lambie-calls-Cory-Bernardi-hole-Kitchen-Cabinet-Annabel-Crabb.html#ixzz4A5wRwguq 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

10 facts you did not know about the Samurai

 10- Female Samurai

While most of history dictates that women did not take part in battle, and were the ‘housekeepers’, in Japanese history this is different. Japanese history is such, that women were trained just like men, and fought alongside their ‘male counterparts’ in battle. One recent investigation has brought light to the Battle of Senbon Matsubara, in which one third of the participants were female.

9- Armour

Ancient Japanese armour was unlike any other in the world. It was sturdy, yet flexible, and allowed movement. The helmet, probably the most famous of the Japanese armour, was very efficient, in that it protected the soldier’s head from all angles, but the main face, meaning that arrows coming from all directions would be deflected.

8- Homosexuality

Unlike most cultures, the Japanese culture had many same-sex relationships, mainly focusing on the samurai, and a youth that he was training. It was encouraged, and was done by most members of the samurai class.

7- Western Samurai-

Although it was very rare, western people could become Samurai, only under the permission of the Daimyo (the territorial leader) of the Shogun (Warlord). This included a new Japanese name and weapons. In history, there have only been 4 people who became Western Samurai’s.

6 The Numbers-

Although the modern culture generally assumes that the Samurai were small in number, they were actually made up of a whole social class. Although the term initially described those in direct or close contact with the nobility of the time- the Shogun- the term later evolved to describe those who were essentially soldiers in the lower, middle and upper class.

5 Fashion-

Although the samurai’s clothing may be perceived to be ‘dressed to impress’, that is false. The samurai dressed, unless on important and formal occasions, for their needs. Although their clothing seemed fashionable, it was only to help them do their job. However, their clothes heavily impacted the fashion of Japan.

4 The Weapons-

Although the samurai began using a slim and short version of the English Knight’s straight sword, the Samurai later evolved their weapons into a curved sword, which in turn, led to the Katana. As well as swords, they used long bows and spears. During the 16th century, at the invention of the gunpowder, the samurai abandoned their bows in order to have the advantage of gunfire.

3 Education-

The samurai endeavoured to learn in many ways, including those outside the battleground. They learnt the way of poetry, ink paintings, tea ceremonies and rock gardens and studied subjects such as literature and calligraphy.

2 Physical Characteristics-

Although the popular belief is that the Samurai were massive and imposing, that is in fact false. They were shorter and slimmer than Europeans of the same period. Japanese people were also harrier and had lighter skin.

1 Suicide Rituals-

The Samurai way dictated that they should commit suicide should they lose in battle and live to tell the story. As well as this, if they were captured by the enemy, or failed to follow their ‘Bushido’ or their way, then they should commit suicide.

The usual way of the samurai’s suicide was to stick the sword in their stomach, and go from left to right, essentially disembowelling themselves. After enduring this without exclamation, their ‘second’ or friend would decapitate them, killing them instantly.

The more formal way of suicide is a long ritual, which included a ceremonial bathing, and a last meal, which is essentially a ‘favourite meal’. The Samurai would then write a death poem, given that they were educated in literature and poetry. After completing this poem, then they would be clothed in white robes, and would complete the suicide shown in the usual suicide, and then, the ‘second’ would decapitate the person. They left a strip of flesh at the front of the head, so that their head would stay on after death, so that they would not be humiliated after death.

Credit: http://listverse.com/2013/08/06/10-fascinating-facts-about-the-samurai/

Friday, 6 May 2016

The Budget’s ‘Cigarette price hike’

It is estimated that by 2020, it will cost $40, to buy a standard packet. Sure, this may be good, but there are two issues that need to be addressed.
Are we breaching on the rights of smokers and does the government really want to stop smokers?

The rights of smokers are basically the same of the non-smoker. You are allowed to do what you want with your body (within boundaries, of course) permitting you take the consequences, but this price hike may be infringing those rights. Sure, it doesn’t make smokers stop smoking, it does cause many to stop, something they may not be able to cope with, or like. People get the point, smoking is bad, yet if they choose to smoke, it is their choice. Why is the government making these people stop when it is their choice? I live in a family where one parent smokes, and I don’t like it. Smoke is toxic, and very dangerous, and I believe that we should try to stop people from smoking, but raising prices to this amount is going to have some negative side effects;
For those who are truly addicted to smoking, no price hike will stop them. This will put them in a great financial crisis of their own, trying to rake up enough money to pay for cigarettes and keep a roof over their families heads. After this, the family may start losing money, having the same effect of gambling. After a while, the situation may become so dire, that the family has to go on welfare, costing the government more money. Has the government looked at this?

Secondly, we need to ask ourselves the question of whether the government really wants to make smokers quit. I heard on the radio last night, on 2GB, a caller mention a great point. If the government really wanted people to stop smoking, they would ban it. This price hike is to rake in more money. Sure, it will help with our economic situation, but the idea of stopping smokers, the idea that the government wants people to stop smoking, is really a cover story. Sure, there is that part to it, but the government needs the money, and this is one of the ways it will get it.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday, 5 May 2016

It's easy to place the blame on Tony

During Bronwyn Bishop’s final parliamentary speech, she laid the blame on Tony Abbott, stating ‘I was asked to reign to protect Tony Abbott’.
This is the politician that, when in strife, found support in Tony Abbott. The politician that then knifed Abbott in the back during the Leadership Spill shot a sharp glare at the former Prime Minister whom she easily laid the blame on. Ms Bishop, you brought it on yourself, and your seeing the repercussions now. Say goodbye to politics, and politics, say goodbye to Ms Bishop.

I used to favour Ms Bishop, mainly for her defence against the savage attack that was brought on by the media. When the media could have chosen any other politician to attack for unnecessary
taxing, they chose her. Where women were once held upon the altar at the ABC (during the Gillard years), that ideology seemed to fly out the window when the chance to attack yet another of the Liberal Party’s ranks came up. But after I saw how Bronwyn Bishop turned her back ruthlessly on Tony Abbott in the leadership spill, I despised her, and am now glad that we can see her back, leaving the spectrum of politics for good.

Technology in Education

When it comes to the education sector, I believe that the NSW Government has got it wrong. Sure, students fine it easier, and more convenient, to type up a word document, rather than write it down on pen and paper, but since when is education about convenience, or how easy it is?

I am a student myself, in high school, and I love to type up documents instead of writing them. It is faster, meaning I can get my work done quicker, and it is easier. There is no need to go slow with pen and paper, but when it comes to test results, and long-term memory, pen and paper really is the go.

Whether it be mathematics or geography, historical dates or science, technology can help, but it can also lead to the downfall of certain students.
My attention was drawn to this matter today, during maths, when we were having one of our rare ‘computer lessons’, where we go onto a mathematical website, and complete activities, instead of the teacher explaining the concept to us. I didn’t understand it as well. It’s fine if the topic is easy to grasp, but when it comes to mathematics, technology just doesn’t hit the mark. When the teacher is there, explaining it to you first hand, you remember more, understand more, and generally, perform better. It is the same with memory. If you are trying to remember how to spell a word, or the dates of some event in history, it is better to write, rather than type, because writing is interactive, whereas typing does not need any understanding, you can just copy information down, and the information will go in one ear, and out the other. Writing involves more from the student. It may be because the process is longer, or takes more concentration, but it works.

I’m not saying that technology is bad. It helps us make major breakthroughs in science, and when a high school student has a tight schedule, and a lot of homework and study, it is better to have a way to complete the work, keep the teacher happy, and get the work done to an average level, than spend hours at night, just writing and writing, so it has its advantages, and disadvantages.

Technology in education can be a really good and successful path, but when it comes to better results, and life long lessons, which is the point of schooling, then typing information just doesn’t cut it, and if we want to get better marks, we have to follow some of the private schools in abandoning the recently popular ‘tech wave’, introduced under the Labour government, and get real about the way we teach the next generation