For the past several months I have been slapping my palm to my forehead watching Brexit and Bordergate sink lower and lower into the political swamp (that apparently has NOT been drained!). I use to stupidly believe that in the “democratic” world we, the people, elected our Presidents and Prime ministers because politicians were supposed to represent the voice of their people. We get up out of armchairs and we waddle over to the voting booth and we mark very clearly who we think will best represent and lead us and we pop into the nicely sealed box. Am I right loons, am I right? Well, apparently NOT. Ever so cleverly a small chisel has been busily hacking away behind our democracy and reshaping it to look awfully like dictatorship.
No matter what name we place on the ballot our leaders believe once they are elected they have the right to do whatever the hell they like. And what is worse, the opposition leaders have been tarnished with the same brush. No matter who the “people” vote for, they have no voice. Now that to me is a dictatorship. Fortunately, there is one thing they can’t control, Youtube What were thinking?
Hands up who hates the “new car scent”? I must admit I hate it. Makes me feel quite ill. Apparently, I am not alone, seems a billion people in China hate it too. In a recent survey, it was revealed that most Chinese drivers prefer poor engine performance or safety than having a car that ponks. To break into the lucrative car market in Asia, Ford is currently working on a patent to eliminate the “new car smell”. Good luck with that.
A bit shout out to the vets who have volunteered their time and expertise saving helpless animals caught up in the deadly California fires. So many animals were abandoned as people fled the fast-moving flames.
With a heavy heart, I write yet another post about a mass shooting. I don’t like discussing the actions of the shooter, as it doesn’t change a thing. Plus, we will never know or fully understand what goes through the mind of someone so intend to kill. All I know is 12 beautiful souls, who were simply going about their business, won’t be seated at the table for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year (or any other year). Sadly one of the victims was Tel Orfanos, who had only 12 months earlier survived the Las Vegas massacre. Each will have a story and each of those stories will finish with the words THE END. Thoughts and prayers.
Usually, I like to keep my posts relatively light and non-confrontational, but what up people? Are these random acts of violence in the US on innocent people due to a) mental illness b) uncontrollable anger c) misinformed rhetoric or d) because they can? I spent most of the weekend shaking my head. Firstly the MAGAbomber sending pipe bombs through the mail and then, the gunning down of Jews in their house of worship. What made it even more depressing was I began thinking that at least the MAGAbomber fruit loop didn’t kill anyone. Yes, sure, he scared the beejeezus out of politicians and newsgroups but no lives were taken. That is a sad way to think. I also find I am becoming more desensitized to mass shootings. This again isn’t healthy. We can do better, can’t we?
Currently, Australia is in a state of emergency over strawberries. Someone (or a group) has been placing needles and pins in strawberries throughout Australia. It started with one person swallowing a sewing needle and from there it has escalated. Police aren’t sure if it is copycat behaviour but there have now been needles found in strawberries everywhere. Initial panic has resulted in strawberry farmers having to dump their stock. So sad, considering farmers are doing it tough of late. Authorities have no idea at what stage the needles were inserted into the fruit. It seems all strawberry farmers across Australia have been affected so I am guessing it is happening after the fruit has left the farms. Hopefully, the social media campaign underway to encourage people to buy, buy, buy, will counteract these lowlife scums . We won’t be held to ransom by strawberry terrorists.
PSST I wonder if this is just a case of sour grapes? (pun intended)
The Russian Space Agency is freaking out after they discovered a 2mm hole in the venting system of one of their Space Crafts. Alarms were raised when the cabin pressure began to slowly drop. All on board were ordered to look for the cause. The hole was discovered near the toilet covered by a flap. Initially, it was thought the hole was made by a tiny meteorite but when they studied the hole they changed their tune, believing it was deliberately made. The hole was too neat and consistent with being made by a drill. Plus it was made from the inside, not the outside. There are several theories to this potentially Tom Hanks starring drama, 1) it was a poorly patched up mistake made by a contractor 2) it was made by a homesick astronaut hoping to return to Earth early or 3. SABOTAGE. Luckily they had some epoxy resin because apparently duct tape is useless in space.
If only they used their powers for good. A couple in the US turned the kitchen window of their mobile home into a drive-thru window for drugs. Genius. They even had an open/closed sign for convenience. They figured a drive-thru wouldn’t draw as much attention as foot traffic. Unfortunately, their idea came to a grinding halt after police started investigating numerous overdoses in the area. Seems the drugs were allegedly laced with fentanyl. Doh!
When it comes to finding toilets in major cities of the world, it is always a challenge. Apparently not in Paris anymore, if you are a guy or a very unladylike woman, you can take a leak in the eco-friendly compost urinal boxes. Yes, these odourless, straw-filled red boxes sprinkled around the city of love are for you to pee. The plants growing on the top are supposed to give privacy but seriously (insert cringy face) !!!! Hell in a handbag right there.