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September 23, 2019

Water trading

Water Trading

Water trading’s all the rage.
Immigrations too much pain.
Aboriginal royalty claims
Done to death on MEGA scale.

Water trading’s measured rains
from farmers dams to river’s course.

Measured Measured all the way‼️

Demonstrators block the course
backed by Greens of bloody course
as on they roll in seventh heaven.

Blocking, Blocking welcome rain👍
Done to death on water trading🤔.

👍 jt


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August 24, 2019

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

They ventured ‘cross the great divide
Akubras, mole skins ‘lackey sides
.govaustralia drought relief
a few quick speeches
home for tea

Unaware knives honed whilst
.govoutback@reliefs convene
Too little Too late, sorry mate👎
RM Williams polished boots
don’t cut it here with off pat speech❗️
Knives came later, winging in
blue mountain ranges insulate
the needs of needy left behind
with reams of droughtstock.

govaus forms to sign,
while livestock starve
and Burrumbuttock truckies run,
donated hay Australia wide👍

Tomorrow’s news sees Spill release,
Dutton’s not quite across the crease🤨
And Turnbull gathers his reserves
n crows how Aussies help their mates.

Too little, Too late, Sorry mate👎
jt.

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August 18, 2019

What About Tidal, Tony?

What About Tidal Power Tony?

The tide is as reliable
As sunup in the east

Mr Abbott praised
Angus Taylor, saying:

Angus wants to try to keep our
coal-fired power stations open

Because we’ve got more and more
wind and solar flooding

That’s great when the wind’s blowing
and the sunitself is shining

But wind doesn’t always blow
and Sun doesn’t always shine

It’s not just wind and sun boys
Ocean waves are yet to come.


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August 12, 2019

The Japanese Student

The Japanese Student

The teacher said

‘Let’s begin by reviewing some American history. Who said, ‘Give me Liberty , or give me Death?”

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Hodiaki a bright foreign exchange student from Japan, who had his hand up:

‘Patrick Henry, 1775,’ he said.

‘Very good!’

Who said, ‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?’

Again, no response, except from Little Hodiaki, ‘Abraham Lincoln,1863.’

‘Excellent!’ said the teacher continuing, ‘Let’s try one a bit more difficult…’

Who said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country?’

Once again, Hodiaki’s was the only hand in the air and he said: ‘John F. Kennedy, 1961.’

The teacher snapped at the class, ‘Class, you should be ashamed of yourselves; Little Hodiaki isn’t from this country, and he knows more about our history than you do.’

She heard a loud whisper: Stuff the Japs.’

‘Who said that? I want to know right now!’ she angrily demanded..

Little Hodiaki put his hand up, ‘General MacArthur,1945.’

At that point, a student in the back said, ‘I’m gonna puke.’

The teacher glared around and asks, ‘All right! Now who said that?’

Again, Little Hodiaki said, ‘George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister,1991.’

Now furious, another student yelled, ‘Oh yeah? Suck this!’

Little Hodiaki jumped out of his chair waving his hand, and shouted to the teacher, ‘Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky,1997!’

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said, ‘You little shit. If you say anything else, I’ll kill you.’

Little Hodiaki frantically yelled at the top of his voice, ‘Michael Jackson to the child witness testifying against him, 2004.’

The teacher fainted.

As the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, ‘Oh shit, We’re screwed!’

Little Hodiaki said quietly, ‘The Australian Labor Party, 2019!’

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August 9, 2019

Anarchy

Anarchy

It’s the beginning of bad times
when things go so far wrong
that vigilante groups
are formed.

Which happens when people
lose faith in their local,
state and
federally elected leaders and police,
and no longer trust them
to keep order,
prevent crimes
and keep citizens safe.

When people start taking
matters into their own hands,
it is a sign of a society
on the brink of collapse.

How many out there
hear the bells of anarchy
. . . tolling !?

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August 17, 2017

Dual Citizenship

“ Dual Citizenship ”

Additional problems may occur
regarding dual citizenship
political management
when for example
as some aboriginals push
through on their quest
to have their flag & law recognised
in Australian courts.

Some Followers of Islam
are hell bent
by bomb or breed
to live by their law
& custom in Australia.

And of course many other
parts of the world
Aboriginals and Muslims
who follow and abide
their law and customs
would then become
dual citizens

unable to hold
federal political office
in Australia.

Wonder how long this would last
in our wonderful lucky country?

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May 4, 2017

Countries

Countries

We have countries
In the blip of our world
In the universe who have / had
Little or no regard
For other countries’ customs / culture

These countries have demonstrated
Personal entitlement
Over;

  • borders
  • resources
  • religions

From time immemorial.

And very little has changed
Apart from a feeble,
Ongoing attempt
By a League of Nations
Headed by a well known
World identity

Bi-annually plucked
From a list of other well-knowns
To head this toothless tiger
Of a now United Nations Assembly
In enforcing humanitarian values
On planet earth

People who are equally intent
On forcing their greed for power and prosperity
Via;

  • machete,
  • machine gun and
  • guided atomic missiles

On other planet earth people.

In this flurry of misadventure,
Toe-to-toe situations
Have escalated
To full on
Emergencies.

The distasteful word War,
Has been watered down,
In an attempt to camouflage
The reality of murder
And mayhem
That exists
Amongst our many;

  • lunatic,
  • greedy,
  • feeble

leaders.

Mind’s eye attempt at management.
Which in many cases
Has proved no less
Than an ego-based race
In property development

Stakes
And baseless congratulatory speeches
Blurring public service time
In a haze of smog
Shielding the reality
Of their handing-over
(A hollow, clanging baton)
To the next ineffectual leaders
Commencement of equally-ineffective
Time in office.

JT “May the 4th Be With You”

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April 17, 2015

Anzac Spirit

We’ve lost the Anzac spirit
That got us where we’re at
We’ve sacrificed the sacrifice.
Those never made it back.

We’ve lost the Anzac spirit
Broke the battlers cast
Replaced tradition with a reset button,
on a faceless computer mask.

They banned the use of common sense,
abolished ‘ave a go.
‘Til all is level ‘n’ all’s complete
‘n’ no one has a go.

Work Safe’s disastrous duty
of care ‘n’ pre-start meetings,
All meet there.
Shifting idly foot to foot.
Ticking off each box by rote,
each inane pre-dawn parade.

Replaced tradition with a faceless mask.
Sacrificed the battlers cast.


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March 9, 2015

One-armed Bandits

There’s a copper in the gutter
taking photographs of speed.
And there’s others take advantage
of camouflage from trees.

Stripping points and dollars
from passers passing by.
One armed bandit industry.
Preying on the need to drive.

Numbers are increasing
cross the length and breadth,
of Australia’s roadways,
coppers put ’em to the test.

Checking registration,
speed and alcoholic breaths
one armed bandit industry
Financed by the fines.

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February 9, 2015

Partners

In the business of a partner.
Nearly anyone will do
If partner’s balance up the play and Roll along as two
A K partner or C or Q
so long as life rolls on as two.

A P for partner, H or Z
would be alright it seems,
so long as everything’s up-front,
Not just an idle dream.

As partners merge in streams of time,
understanding down the line
requests and needs in harmony,
colours fade black to white.
As life’s requests and needs are met.
Rehearsing out the dream.

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November 10, 2014

West Australia

There’s people battling in the west.
The boom has bust, constructions done.
Moppin’ up next coupla years
around ore mines n railway lines,
spider webbed across Nor west

Oil ‘n’ gas remains the king,
FIFO constructions still the in thing
‘n’ ships offload their freight at sea
Reload with oil or gas n leave.

And there’s less FIFO employees to share
the spoils investors leave
as slowly all’s developed,
done ‘n’ Chevron holds the smoking gun.

indigenous, those in the know drive Tojos,
fueled ‘n’ stores for free,
escorted round
Old stamping grounds
that their forebears never seen,

searching out sacred sites
‘n’ lumps as if old indigeni
had dug or left a monumental mound
to mark out sites or hunting ground.

They knew their borders, marked with fear.

Stronger tribe been livin’ here!
They weren’t against a sneak attack,
in fact enjoyed a good old stoush.

Girls strippin’ off ‘n’ bash it out.
Slowly we’ve been educated commuting out
across the nation.

Roadways, sealanes, wherewithal
to mine more oil ‘n’ gas ‘n’ ore.
Way out in the west there’s people who struggle.
Whilst mine leader’s lip sink

in pantomine Juggle

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October 6, 2014

Stuck

Stuck in a time warp struggling with doubt
media reports ringing out loud.

Where once there was flooding, fire n drought.
Now there’s natural disasters.
God didn’t hand out.

Government planning ordained the lot.
Buildings where buildings were previously not
and government agencies struggle on at great cost.

Reinforcing the culture across our great land
of copping disaster moving stoically on.

As beaurocracies blithely stumble along!

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July 7, 2014

International Wheel

International wheel-n-deal.
From a worker’s point of view.
One understands the advantage of a fit, healthy work force.
It’s wonderful to see Australian entrepreneurs out competing successfully, in big offshore business.
One wonders about the health of many of these Australian entrepreneurs who are obviously way out of condition!
And if they were required to fly to site on a commercial jet, would not pass the single seat test & very likely require fork lift assistance to embark & disembark!

Which of course brings us to the next step.

The Private Biz jet!
At what cost to the Company I’m employed, and to what advantage with the incredible line up of highly competitive efficient Australian airline operators.
Frankly from a workers point of view.
I’m concerned about my mortgage, super and the rapidly disappearing quality oil, gas & ore.
In addition we have seen high-power biz entrepreneurs leave Australia, take up residence & swear allegiance to their new adopted country.

Hmmm.


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April 28, 2014

The Cat

I wonder if the Taser’s a high-tech new age cat.
Snakes out on a wire with a high voltage lash.
Nine tails into one, shoots
Out twenty feet,
shiny sharp barbs,
spear through clothes into meat.

They don’t need a triangle to stand victims to,
case they feel faint before floggin’s through.
Flipping the holster, Wyatt Earp has his way.

Victim’s St Vitus dancing display,
cowers subdued inert on the ground.
Easy picking for handcuffs,
paddy wagon comes round.

The floggers hit hard, with their high voltage lash,
a second stroke causes a crap in the daks,
gun-slingin’ Deputies push their way through the pack,
tase ’em,
arrest ’em,
chucked in the back.

Punishment’s meted out on the spot.
Indelible print on body and mind.
The floggers are in,
flaying their cats,
tase ’em,
tase ’em,
shouts from the pack.

Bloodthirsty buggers
Dingo-ing their prey,
tase-wire arcs out,
barbs connecting the shock.

I wonder if the taser’s a high-tech new age cat,
arced out on a wire with a high voltage lash.


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April 21, 2014

Anzacs

I don’t need a bugler blowin’ Reveille,
to rally me to the cause.
I’m waiting for more
to rise to the call
and help patch
the cracks
in the wall.

Our culture’s shot through
from the red, white and blue
proudly flown in peace time and war.
Stories from old,
clear in my mind.

The old man with his mates
and their humour,
sometimes black,
with knowing, wry smiles
Blown out with ambush and disasters.
Battling the odds as they tried,
winning and losing,
breaking even,
returning for try
upon try.

Front line troops from Gallipoli to El Alamein,
Western fronts devastating front-line.
They fought in ’em all,
the short, long and tall.

Blocking the japs on Kokoda
before pushing them back to their shores.
They snap to attention
And pay their respects,
laid wreaths to mates
gone before.

Closing up ranks
as roll call numbers decrease
as deceased names appear
on the wall.

In memory of soldiers who fought gamely on
and played
the best game of ’em all.

I don’t need a bugler to call me
or see names on memorial walls.
Etched in my mind eye’s the vision,
as they marched to the Sar-major’s call.
Each playing

the best game of ’em all.


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March 17, 2014

Administrators

Where’s your artistic ability
Your canvasses, your prints?
You’re not one to ponder
Or dabble with a brush
Oft’ found upon the telephone
To colleagues in the push.

Advising your selection
Why you think may go
To other great administrators
That you were first to know.

Invitations far and wide
Free feed of cheese and wine.

Not a brush to paper
Or solitary line.

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Water trading
The Great Divide
What About Tidal, Tony?
The Japanese Student
Anarchy
Dual Citizenship
Countries
Anzac Spirit
One-armed Bandits
Partners
West Australia
Stuck
International Wheel
The Cat
Anzacs
Administrators