Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Matthew 7:15-16

Grayson (left) - photo courtesy of the Australian.
























Last year, the Oz published a report that Jon Grayson, director-general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, had entered into a joint venture called Gasfields Water Management in 2011 with Australian Water Holdings, the company at the centre of the NSW ICAC inquiry.

It is alleged AWH used taxpayer funds to expand into Queensland.

So what we know is that the most senior public servant in Queensland was in a joint venture conjured up by the notorious Eddie Obeid.

This Jon Grayson was hand picked by Newman for his position.

Grayson has rapidly divested himself of his holdings - just as the LNP refunded the $5000 that Noddy charged for a meeting previously.

What's the old saying?

I think it goes something like - "You will know them by the company they keep".*

No wonder the LNP in Queensland is removing the independence of the CMC.

We need an ICAC in Queensland. 

* Not exactly Matthew 7:15-16, but close enough........

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Choppers





This is a fascinating combination of footage of UH-1H choppers in action in Vietnam, and the sound track of the Stones' Gimmie Shelter.

The vision takes me back, and I've always loved the energy and drive of the Stones.

That's my excuse for posting it.

Make it full screen, and turn the sound up for best effect.

And if you feel like singing along, here are the lyrics -


Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

The floods is threat'ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

 



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