Monday, July 17, 2017

The self serving vagaries of government legislation

No point restricting yourself to a straw when you can slurp and lap at a growing wound.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Self interested directives

Directives delivered with passion or pathos are not always serving the interests of those being directed.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Misdirecting the gullible

Gently whisper a narrative into the ears of those who suffer and their mind will bow down to you.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Feel your ears

When someone reveals how capably they deceive others then listen intently to your instincts.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Government passing laws

The problem with passing a law where government judges what is and isn't right is that you have a law in place where government judges what is and isn't right according to their interests and not yours.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rewards of high office

It's no coincidence that those who hold high office are, by their own definition, performing the greatest service and are therefore deserving of the greatest rewards.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Unintended consequences

The rhetoric may be mellifluous but all the hound does is try to deworm itself on the grass.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Costly politicians

Politics is a history of bravery feigned for short term gain proven cowardly by long term costs.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Tax pockets

When you can pick the pockets of the taxpayer for the next great scheme, why would you bother trying to improve your process?

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Beneficial oppression

The stealthy erosion of freedoms is nearly always disguised as a "benefit" to the citizenry.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A flash of caution

When I see a flash of lightning over the horizon I should consider the likelihood of a storm. 


Accelerating truth

The danger with putting a brick of absolute certainty on the accelerator of your philosophy is that the tunnel you assume leads straight to the fruit of your truth may twist.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Watching for future threats.

If you never raise your head a hundred times then you'll never see the predator the one time that it matters.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Collectivist thinking

The issue with collectivist thinking is the hubris of those who propose to dictate what is best for the rest.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Carelessness

Careless with language, careless with thinking.
Careless with thinking, careless with actions.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Bears and Dragons

Don't poke the bear and don't tease the dragon but always keep your sword sharp. 


Monday, February 13, 2017

A sustainable future

New ideas not stale ideologies is the wellspring of sustenance for our future.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Breathing great deals

If it truly is a great deal then it will still be so even after you take a step back and breath deeply.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Contemplating rumination

It's okay to ruminate if you defecate regularly and try new pastures.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

The privilege of corruption

If you get obsessed with the spectres of "privilege" then you will never realise you're really being haunted by systemic corruption.


Monday, January 16, 2017

The colours of political parties

It doesn't matter what colour the yoke across my back is because I can't see it, I can only feel it weighing me down.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The whims of leaders

A drunken king calls for beheadings when his hangover is the most sour. 


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The fruits of other's labours

Entrepreneurs envisage the orchard.
Other workers cultivate the trees.
Socialists take the fruits.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hammering outrage

Like only being armed with a hammer, when all you have is outrage then everything looks outrageous.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Raiding resources

You can't keep taking from the honey pot and expect to feed your unborn grand children.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Political philosophies of the state

Underneath their distinctly coloured togas all political philosophies of the state have warts on their genitals but it's never enough to stop them pissing downwards on the little guy.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The battles of life

If I don't have grenades then I'd still prefer rocks over lemons.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tall poppies all the way down

You know when you chop down those tall poppies you can then see the next highest ones to be chopped down? Continue the process and all that remains is scorched earth.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Killing cockroaches

If you only have one can of spray, find and use it on the nest of cockroaches - not just the ones that appear in your kitchen.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

The generosity of other people's money

It seems that those who are happiest when someone else's money is being given to their cause cry loudest when threatened with the same.


Thursday, October 06, 2016

Political blood from a productive stone

When the stone stops giving blood stop squeezing and promise to pick up another one.


Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The law of holes

We are surrounded by holes. We simply need to remove the dirt from them.


Friday, September 02, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Alarmism

If you're going to run around Chicken Littleing then at least bring the acorn with you.


Government consideration

Bans are for short term thinking governments.
Innovative solutions are for long term thinking governments.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Manifestation of evil

Evil manifests unpleasantly, not because it understands that that is the most effective form in which to be reviled and feared, but rather that it cannot manifest as anything else.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Care what you think

If you care about what everyone else thinks then you'll always be wrong.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Law signs

When there are too many signs the message is lost. The same applies to laws. 


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Work at what you love

If you're working on something that you don't enjoy then it's probably for the government.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gifted fanatics

Intelligent people have unquestioningly believed in, and fervently acted upon, religious prophecies for thousands of years.

It is dangerous to assume that this is no longer the case.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Election years

In an election year the fork of the tongue is stretched to breaking point. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Position on the pyramid.

When you're at the bottom of the pyramid and look up, all you can ever see is the level above you. When you're at the top of the pyramid and look down you can see every level below you.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

What is Socialism?

Socialism is where "takers" use the monopoly of force that is The State to take what the "makers" produce. 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Voter intelligence

If you don't think the average person is smart enough run a country, what makes you think they're smart enough to pick the correct person to do it for them?

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Dangerously stifling bureaucracy

Without the closed minds of bureaucracy dominating via their monopoly on force there is hope that free thinking people can improve society for generations to come.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Belief bus

Believe in the bus and others will surely buy your tickets.

Reward for effort

When I work for what I want I get rewarded with more of what I want.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Anthropogenic climate change

Humanity's interaction with the environment will change it in ways that current models will fail to predict while future generations will implement solutions that are currently unthought of.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Weak people

If you know a man is weak, know that he will always be weak..

Shallow assurances are no substitute for strength.

Wasting time

Waste time, but do it in a direction you want to go.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Delivery

You don't have to bake the bread as long as you bring it to the meal.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

One in a thousand

For every thousand chicken littles screaming that the end is nigh, for every thousand naysayers preaching doom and contraction through their pursed and wizened lips there is one person with hope for the future who dares to ask why not.

It is this one person who carries the thousand to new and better lives. It is this one person who takes humanity from stones to the stars.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The commons

The commons - if you don't control it then do you really "own" it?


Sunday, December 06, 2015

Hollywood endings

If there's one thing that ruins a factual, impactive movie it's a soppy ending with swelling, Hollywood choruses of violins.

Let the facts stand without the emotional manipulation.

Blessed children

The biggest blessing to give children is to let them know they're OK as they are. The biggest curse is to tell them they are special.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Watch the claws

A leopard may look like it has changed its spots but only a fool would stop trimming its claws.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rely on politicians

Whatever the cost to the community you can always rely on politicians to do the right thing ... by themselves.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dirty adversaries

Sometimes you have to roll around in the mud now with the pigs you intend to slaughter later.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Never too old

How glorious to die unexpectedly on the first day of an undertaking that you had never expected to experience.