Well this is exciting. I missed, what… the last two(?) elections but here I am all ready to vote. I was actually thinking I might get slapped with a nice big fine when I rock up to the booths on Sat. but I’m sure the DFAT told the AEC I was OS.
*”Humanity Is A Flawed Creation”*
I’ve been rewatching the 2000s ‘reimagining’ of BattleStar Galactica and really enjoying it. Edward James Olmos is a great actor. And in one scene he uttered the above pullquote. That’s pretty much how I feel when I think about politics, and parliamentary politics in general. It’s far from perfect but it could be worse.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/9670347930/” title=”parliamentary politics by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/9670347930_bfbacffbf5_m.jpg” width=”240″ height=”240″ alt=”parliamentary politics”></a><br/>_Will we ever be free?_
This website <a href=”http://www.belowtheline.org.au/viewer/vic”>below the line</a> is useful for figuring out senate stuff. I wonder how many people out there properly understand how preferences work…? I mean, you can control where the preferences go completely if you want, but if you want to be lazy and just vote “1” above the line on the senate paper then the above website shows you where each party send their preferences. I heard some misinformation a while back that the wikileaks party were sending their preferences to the shooters’ party but I am glad to see that’s not true.
It would be good to see Assange get into the senate even if only for the fact that it would mean that he could legally get out of the .ec embassy. I read most of <a href=”http://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt.html”>this</a> a couple of months ago and he is really an intelligent fellow, perhaps too much so for Aust. govt but maybe that’s how you drag its IQ up.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/9674039627/” title=”Broccoli : good by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/9674039627_4ca6c5388c.jpg” width=”500″ height=”500″ alt=”Broccoli : good”></a>
This is the biggest broccoli head I have grown. I stuck my hand in there for size comparison but I don’t think it worked. If there was some sort of petrol and fertilizer crisis I think I’d end up a lot thinner because we had to wait quite a while for what will be enough broccoli for part of one meal. I don’t know what _they_ grow broccoli in to get it so big. I didn’t use any fertilizer.