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A Right to Reply.


Below is the current Facebook Status of quite a few of my Facebook Friends.

Some I have chosen to delete other I have chosen to comment on and a few I have just chosen to ignore.

This is the status that was being posted followed by my right to reply.

“Indonesian Tsunami..Australia gives $1 billion in aid, Pakistan floods..Australia gives $66.5 million in aid. THE WORST floods in Australian history destroys homes, towns, life and businesses…Australian government donates a lazy $1 million.. pull your finger out of your ass Anna Bligh and Gillard start looking after your own, post this to try & make them wake the hell up! Other countries may donate too “

Facebook Friends,

 Both of these situations hit THIRD WORLD countries who physically did not have the funding to help themselves.

We must thank our lucky stars that WE are not a Third World Country who must solely rely on the assistance of other nations to help us in a time of crisis such as the one that we find ourselves currently in.

 With 75% of Queensland classified as a natural Disaster zone ( For those of you in the US this is the ENTIRE  State of Texas and for those of you in the UK – It’s the UK five times over) the extent of the damage clearly cannot be assessed in a dollar value at such an early stage. Our Government have said they are prepared to do whatever it takes to assist the people of Queensland.

Anna Bligh,  has proven herself to be an amazing leader in this time of heartache and disaster and is keeping level-headed in attempting to be a backbone to her state as well as she can.

The Queensland Government itself has only a limited State Budget that can be used in allocation in such dire times. Hence why there is the opportunity to DONATE to the cause of which the last time i looked the tally was over $32 MILLION DOLLARS.

For reference the USA have offered us assistance.

Please check these things before posting this kind of status. Instead, try posting a link on how people can actually help would be more proactive and positive thing to do.

In addition just for this blog – If you would like to assist victims of the Queensland Floods please click on the link below and donate – Every Little Helps.

http://www.qld.gov.au/

Love It When You Call


Far Out. I thought Last week I was slightly Confuzzled.

But this week I appear to have just no clue as to what on earth is going on at all.

I’ve come to the conclusion that you men are seriously on a different planet.

 While I was handing out fliers last week at a local pub, I quite happily conversed with whomever wanted to take the time to have a chat, find out about the band I was promoting and also anything else either they or I had to say that was interesting to talk about.

I got talking to three guys who were very funny, amusing and chatty. Their ages varied from 24 – 32 and from what I could gather they were all very good mates.

We came to a point of discussing from their point of view, “Why do women make it difficult for men to ask them out or even give them a look in.”

 My reply was this.

From a woman’s point of view you are not necessarily the reason why they won’t give you their number or go out with you. Most women have totally good reasons for saying “No.”

These could consist of the following:

  1. They have a Boyfriend
  2. They are Married
  3. They have a Girlfriend
  4. They have just come out of a rather traumatic relationship and a man is the last thing they need right now.
  5. They are out on a girls night where they just aren’t entering the idea of wanting to talk to men, and that’s any men not just you. (And no, this does not make said women a lesbian)

Mainly, the only reason they are going to say “No”, to you because its you, is due to either the fact you forgot that the mullet went out of fashion decades ago or you think that B.O. is a newly branded format of Aftershave that is socially acceptable.

Generally women are super flattered if a guy takes the time to talk to her, ask for her number and then follow-up by taking her out. When I say taking her out I don’t mean a call “Yo! I’m at the pub with a group of mates, Wanna Hang?” You will get a no. This is an unacceptable first date format.

 My biggest Bug bear about Men and their attempt to “Date” Women  are those that let the side down, the ones who talk the talk, but can’t walk the walk, All talk and No action seems to play a big part these days – well this is what my current experiences have had to endure.

Guys, don’t ask a girl for her number if you have absolutely no intention of calling her. Or don’t ask for it, make contact and then fizzle out after a week because you are a lazy arse and can’t be bothered in following through with your first intentions. This is just super uncool.

By doing the above you are actually giving the Brotherhood of Man a bad name. It means us lady folk will be more protective of giving out our didgets because we will just assume that you all will NEVER CALL us back.

Also DO NOT SEND TEXT MESSAGES !

Be chivalrous, call the woman. If I get a call from a guy this is good news. It means he actually wants to talk to me and take the time out from whatever he is doing to give me the undivided attention that a phone call ensues.

Seriously a text message, this requires no effort or thought and as far as I know you could be sending it from the crapper.

Enough about me telling boys about what they should and shouldnt be doing , I actually jumped on here today to give you the lowdown about what happened with the dates

So on that basis, I can now tell you this.

Mr Pilot  – Has had no contact in a week. But I’m down with that, I always said if it happens it happens. Even if I am slightly disappointed that I didn’t get to join the Mile High Club

Mr High School He has seemingly disappeared off the face of the Earth, After having contact just about everyday, I haven’t heard from him in a week.

 Mr 22.  – Ah, Yes forgot to tell you about this one – Lets just say when I met him by no means did he look 22. (This for reference DOES NOT make me a Cougar). I placed him as a Black Book entry in my phone. Unfortunately he’s doesn’t get the idea that this whole Black Book entry thingymajig means ‘You don’t contact me EVERY DAY.’ And before you accuse me of being like some of the male species out there, he knew what the story was to begin with. Now he has turned into a bit of a puppy dog.

 But hey, It’s a new weekend, I’m headed to my Favourite drinking establishment this evening you never know what will happen .

 

Hold My Tongue?


Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak without censorship or limitation, or both. The synonymous term freedom of expression is sometimes used to indicate not only freedom of verbal speech but any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. In practice, the right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, such as on “hate speech“.

The right to freedom of speech is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The ICCPR recognizes the right to freedom of speech as “the right to hold opinions without interference. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression”. Furthermore freedom of speech is recognized in European, inter-American and African regional human rights law. (Web Reference Definition)

OPINION – NOUN

1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: “The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion” (Elizabeth Drew).

2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion.

3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing: has a low opinion of braggarts.

4. The prevailing view: public opinion.

5. Law A formal statement by a court or other adjudicative body of the legal reasons and principles for the conclusions of the court.

(Sourced Oxford English Dictionary)

Basically I can have my freedom of speech without converging it into hate speech, this my friends is my understanding.

Every single person has the right to express their opinion. This is the thing, it’s their OPINION. It doesn’t necessarily need to be right; their opinion does not have to be in agreeance with yours, this is why it’s an opinion. It does not have to be substantiated through proof or fact.

I can say to you “ In my opinion that orange is Blue” You may think I have overtaken my daily LSD allowance and then add that “It is in FACT orange” which clearly stats two different ideas, Mine is my opinion and not necessarily  the truth , yours on the other hand is fact and can be backed up.

Yes I know it’s a shit example but you get my drift.

Too many times we find ourselves in a situation that we express our opinions and feelings openly, which yes is our choice, only to find that others take it personally or find it offensive.

If you don’t like me or my views then that’s your opinion, and fine you can have that opinion, just as much as I may not agree with you on topics that you feel strong about.

If I got offended at EVERYTHING that was said to me or I read or I took everything personally as a personal attack on me I would be a sad wretched excuse of a person living in a cardboard box with no communication whatsoever.

 Making a generalised statement about a subject at times leaves us all open to insult, argument, backhandedness, childish behaviours etc, but it appears this is what creates parts of the human persona.

 At no point in time have I ever expressed any form of Hate Speech, hate speech for those of you asking is, outside the law, any communication including direct or indirect which disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race or sexual orientation.

If this was the case then you would have found me signed up to the KKK in the Deep South, with a swastika tattooed on my left butt cheek.

Sometimes you need to stand up and be the better person in a situation, everyone can have their opinion, Get over it leave them to it and walk away.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are wrong or they are wrong, because at the end of the day what you are expressing is your opinion, it just means that you have to allow everyone to have the same right to express themselves as you.

And by the way this Blog is my OPINION. If you take offence to it and think it’s about you, well last time I checked I wasn’t Carly Simon and no this Blog is not about you.