Question Everything

28 Nov

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

The late, great George Carlin (with usual language warning):

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me … NOTHING! … ZERO!!”

– George Carlin

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4 Responses to “Question Everything”

  1. Betty Whiffin November 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    This certainly applies to our present Labor Government and especially our Prime Minister (or should I say deputy Prime Minister). The broken promises, lies, inuendoes, deceit usual twaddle, spin & trickery leads anyone with any sense to say “don’t believe a word you say”. Departing from this article, I am amazed at all this money being spent on the Murray/Darling Water fiasco. Where have all the flood waters gone? Earlier in the year and just now the floods have been phenomenal and have just gone down the drain to the sea. And how about the terrific amount of rain pouring into the rivers then into the sea from the Top End. Even in 600AD the ancient Moche people of Peru were able to harvest their water to water the crops in the dry by way of mudbrick dams, canals, aquaducts etc. With the tecnology we have today we don’t seem to be able to do as these and other ancient civilizations have done to capture raiinwater to water our crops. About 60 years ago I visited the farming land in NSW and there was plenty of water in the channels The mouth of the Murray was in good order. Surely a pipeline could have been built alongside the Darwin to Adelaide rail line. It would take money to build dams and run water through pipeles. This should have been done a long while ago over time. and run water from the North, but thisshould have been thought of long along anddone over time. rpite/ Adelaide rail route years ago I farming land in NSW 60 years ago there was plenty of water in the chanels here was plenty of water in the channels. In fact when the Adelaide to Darwin railway was built there could have been a channel running parallel

    money to do so but it should have been thought of long ago. When the railwlay line was built from Adelaide to Darwin, channels could have been built alongside .Farmers would not have needed to pay for their water. In fact 60 years ago when we visited the farming areas of New South Wales there was plenty of water in the channels. What is the matter with governments wasting money on alll this palaver when it could have been spent on getting the haresting harvesting flood waters
    money to do so but it should have been seen to long ago. When the railway line from Adelaid to Darwin was built surely a channel could have been built alongside.

    don

    have today
    have today we don’t seem to

    have today we don’t seem to be able to harvest water by the same methods used by the Moche people and other ancient civilizations.

    technology we have today we don’t seem able to harvest wateht flood waters technology we we have today surely it would not be difficult to build dams, canals, etc. to harvest the water. We have more technology today and yet cannot ttehcnology today yet cannot seem to be able to harvest water in the same way as they did in 500AD. we have today, it seems impossible that we can be so stupid.

  2. Betty Whiffin November 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Sorry I had trouble with typing the comment above. Paragraphs have been repeated but I hope everyone can get the idea of what I wanted to say. The words were jumping all over the place so forgive the repetition. Thanks

  3. Team Oyeniyi November 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Might I suggest that if you lived by that rule, you would be blissfully ignorant? 😀

    Just a passing thought.

    I have it on very good authority – personal experience – that it now seems to be SOP for public servants to lie to citizens – I’m still waiting for someone to show me where that is written in the regulations. I feel I might be waiting quite awhile.

    • Team Oyeniyi November 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

      you would NOT be blissfully ignorant – I need a secretary

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