(Just when ya thought that Politics couldn't pooooossibly get any more insane...).
Academy CEO Cocky and Barely Coping Managing Director Beloved Dear Leader chew the fat....with Plebs assembling for Cockyz.z Peoplez.zz Parlourment Squawkoff...
Navigatin' The Middle Path..... through all the Endless, Polarized 'Effin' Noise And Social Media Crap passin' for 'Debate'...
Konnection !!Konnection !! Konnection !!
...and oh ? Did we mention.....
How the 'effin hell has it all come to this ???
The Very Best of Ol' Blighty !!!
You've earnt it, Big Fellas !!!
"The situation is hopeless. We must take the next step." (Pablo Casals)
"What's wrong with leading the way? We've played that role before, after all. We gave the world the secret ballot...that did so much to raise the living standards and improve conditions for workers worldwide. We were a leader in extending to women the right to vote. We were barely a nation when we set the bar for for bravery and sacrifice by common soldiers in foreign wars. We grew up out of racism and misogyny and homophibia to become a mostly tolerant, successful multi-cultural society. We did these great things because we know we are in it together. It is our core value as Australians." (Geraldine Brooks. Boyer Lecture 2011)
ULURU Statement From The Heart
Stan the Man...
Daughter of the Great Charlie...
...to honour the frontline emergency workers...firies, ambos, police, nurses, doctors,wildlife rescue and all support workers..
...to give practical and specifically financially targeted hope and long term mental health support to them and fire affected communities through the..
SHELTER FROM THE STORM FOUNDATION. (copyright )
(see PTSD Button)
Perspective...it's all about...perspective...
Time's up, "Los Chicago Boys".....and you know it !!!
...or at least some of your mates do...
...contesting ideas...like y'know....eg..thinking about drinking your recycled pee to save water...for starters...
and isn't there some Straaayan start -up that can recycle landfill to re-pave the nation's roads..???
...and what's this about revisiting...nuclear ??
..or hey, how about an.. 'Environment Youth Corps/Type/Thingo'.. where ya take a Gap Year before Uni or whatever..
..to work in fire/drought ravaged/remote communities ...for..say a year..??
...across the Wide Brown Land..like.. carefully targeted mass planting of trees on dead farmlands...??
Like Straaayan Miracle Man's Shinin' Example...
ANd !!!!!!...eradication (and commercialization ?) of imported pests, working on renewables installation..etc..
(...or city/regional town based, getting pensioners to medical appointments/unemployed youth/ the disabled to job interviews and the like...)
.....learning 'bushcraft' , and real employable, life useful, transferable skills and credits ..to (Non 'effing privatized )Further Education
...or in the Army/Navy/ Airforce Reserve...
..(.an opportunity for 'em to really consider what they want to do in the future for their and Straaaya's benefit..)
...on a liveable 'Newstart' payment..??
which is then re-invested directly back into the communities they're serving...
Whaddya reckon ???
Here's a 'model' from Rwanda worth having a chew on....
“Most of us don't realize the difference we could make. We love to shrug off our own responsibilities, to point fingers at others. "Surely," we say, "the pollution, waste, and other ills are not our fault. They are the fault of the industry, business, science. They are the fault of the politicians," This leads to a destructive and potentially deadly apathy.”
What ?? Me worry ??? (Alfred E. Nuemann) R.I.P.
Shake down that thunder from the Sky.
It’s . Bloody . Time.
"....THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'......"
....His Bruceness Honours His Bobness...
Top of Rolling Stone's greatest songs of all time.. !!
' Rockwiz His Bobness Tragics Society '......Pay Their Respects....
(Howze about Your Joint ????)
in regional Straaaya..???
(with the permission and participation of local First Nations Elders)
Welcome to Melbourne. The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land,
the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.
- Mass Singalongs...
..to Music and Songs
(those healing forces !! get them good juices flowin'....!!!)
..... from The Heavens !!! .....
...Down the Ages..!!!
(with full respect, acknowledgement of copyright and hopefully permission by artists and/or their reps....)
Straaaya ! Straaaya ! Straaaya !
Oh Jeez, what you could be !!!!
Cellarbration of a Nation !!!!!!
Official Straaayan Bogan Song 1978..
ARIA 2012 Awards and Original Version..
TREATY (with warning )
Van The Man
The Other His Bobness...
The veeery best of Straaaya !!!
Paul, Kev, Missy and Mob...
The Irreplaceable Norman..
and ooooh..The Other Guy..?
Hey Jude...whoever she was..
Eric from ....Peebles (fer chrissakes !!) in Scoooootland....
..or from ....'The Other Place'...
and back again with a tribute to George...
OOOh Jimmy..Thanks Glasgow !!!
And oh...the joys of being on SOcial MediA (Thanks, Aldous H.)
Itchykoo Park ...WTF dat about ????..
those two.....Jimi someone from Glasgow and ooohh..whatsername ???
Yes indeed !..'..seen all good people.."
Joni...siiiigh...Thanks Kanuks !!!
Buffy Saint Marie
'Now that the buffalo's gone...'
“When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”
Simon and Garfunkel..
'El Condor Pasa....'
Ooh Gawd !!!...them pesky Kiwis wanted to get in early...AS USUAL !!!.. with their two bob's worth..
..and Melb. Symphony Orchestra....
And then some...
For Joyce ..who loved 'Sadie'.. (W.A.A.F. 1940-45 )
....with a big wink and nod to......Glasgow.....:)
Goanna...(Cocky's Ol' Mate,,,)
Hunters and Collectors...
And oooohh...whatsernames ...???
Direct Fom The Music Gods..
From The Heart........
...That other classic....
R.I.P Bewdiful Roy, George, and Tom..
(two tracks )..
Her Arethaness honours Her Carolness..
amongst a coupla notable others...siiigh..
R.I.P Ginger Baker...siiiigh...
(Millenial suggestions Most Welcome....)
- 3 Minute Squawks from those...In The Know !!!…. about Moving Forward ‘n’ stuff.. Everyday. In every little way.
Passion. Eloquence. Panache. And then some.
Imagination. Articulation. Creation.
You know it makes sense.
Courtesy of The Commos at Q and A.....Golden Squawk from Uncle Bruce..
a pesky young 'un puts in her two bob's worth...
All proceeds/donations to support an army of Mental Health workers in the huge task ahead..
for all Frontline Emergency Workers and their families..
And for traumatized fire affected communities...
THE SHELTER FROM THE STORM FOUNDATION,
IN FOR THE LONG TERM.
Through pre-approved . accountable and transparent agencies....Salvos, Red Cross, Smith Family to get kids back to school, Vinnies, drastically underfunded Country Womens Associations etc.
.....those who know best how to work with their people...
BirdLife Australia, RSPCA, Wildlife Rescue....more to come..
Cocky says...."best way to support the regional communities and businesses is to visit for a few days and bypass 'effing online megabooking Corporations who pay no Straaayan tax..
and book negotiable accommodation directly with the owners...!!!
or book trips like this one or suitably budgeted..
( Dr. Jane Goodall )
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
From a South Coast Firie....
'And so castles made of sand..
melt into the sea..
Jimi Hendrix (1967)
"...and the sun is goin' down
on the Sacred Cow....."
( Ooooohhh ....His Bobness again !!! from Oh Mercy. the bewdiful.... 'Ring them bells')
Joan B. and Mary B do it beautiful justice..
Thanks to the little white bird. (J.M. Barrie ) (Angus, Scoooootland !!)
Any friend of the Earth......is a friend of mine. (Spike Milligan )
To Latin America..
Dedicated to all the tens of thousands of ' disappeared " ( ' Los deparicidos ' )
the young and very best ...
victims of the juntas of Chile, Argentina, Brazil Uruguay in the 1970s -1980s
and their long suffering families and their unimagineable pain to this day...
In Loving Memory of Joyce, (WAAF 1940-45) Bill, AIF 1940-45) Hannah, Nellie, Kate, Pat, Janny Joy, Vanda, Virg, Crill, Rory, Tib, Doug S...
....(raving loonies all ) xxx