Well, not quite…
But was happy to notice that fellow journalogger, jeremiah newbie of delusional.nu, way over there in canada, has added me to his links list. Sweet!
Also, was able to added a “yak sox” link to the Core wiki, which kinda felt like spamming, but I do intend to put some work into the wiki.
Am feeling a bit ambivelant about this whole putting “more” on the next page thing. I dunno … the front page would spiral out to enormous length if I didn’t.
I could always reduce the number of posts residing on the front page but 12 or 15 feels right.
Via visiting delusional – am reminded of that timeless world dichotomy of hemispheres… reminded of when I’d chat with the americans n’ canadians — and how when I was heading into darkness it’d be getting lighter there — more on the long scale; seasons. I wish it was spring here. Spring is so full of possibilities. Autumn is full in inevitabilty and reality.
Finished of the gob stopper this morning – not that it was in mouth all night – I had to put it down – hahahaha-uuuurrrrkkk! And seemed like a good idea to finish now- before i clean teeth. Oh poor teeth.
Have been thinking a lot about the refugee issue. More from the analytical POV — it’s like this is evidence that the whole economic means of production really is shifting.
As I sit here listening to Black Lung – `Welcome to the wonderful and frightening world of black lung’ it’s weelll evident that culture has gone post-modern — and now I can see how economy and work habits etc are.
There’s a lot of factors and question marks – would like to bail up shappy to see what he has to say – and ask some questions —
The economy in Australia, as well as the rest of the world is definently slower than it wouldda been just after WW2 –
See, I’m thinking that these refugees would have no problem getting entry if there was a need for them in the workforce. The thing is (I’m assuming here) that they wouldn’t be skilled workers. And there just isn’t going to be booms like there was post-WW2 – because there’s not the resources to be expolited any more. back then these people could’ve got jobs at the car manufacturing plant, or the refinery. But the mechinisation and drying up of resources (oil to drill, trees to chop) means that those industries aren’t growing. There’s jobs enough for the decendants of that first post-WW2 wave of workers, but no surplus.
Also – a lot of that kind of industry has moved and set up in parts of asia, where unskilled labour is cheap, ununionised, and plentiful.
But they might get in if they had a 2 year computer or boiler-maker diploma under their belt. The R &D side of things is still here.
Plus there’s the issue that australia is way better unionised than, say the US. There’s the slight physical difference that for illegal immigrants to get into the US they’ve just got to get accross a land border (for mexicans at least) … and the history that america has of using really cheap (read: slave) labour, which I s’pose when you conssider “wetbacks” in some ways never really ended.
I think the US domestic economy would fall on its arse if all the illegal immigrant labour was sweeped up and made to leave the country.
If the unions were smashed here, then employing all these refugees would become a muchh more viable (and sought after by bosses) option.
I dunno … it’s interesting to think about but the conclusions aren’t particularly hilarious.