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Mundane Tuesdays - Staying alive - keeping the blog alive
Posted:Sep 20, 2020 4:06 am
Last Updated:Jan 17, 2022 8:43 pm
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Mundane Tuesdays (not really a poem all, make of it what you will)

Of course Tuesday is
itself naught mundane
being just one alone
and not every day.
and nor is it every day you see
a fridge walking down the hill.

I ask you as I asked myself
'When the f*ck did you last see
a side-by-side fridge ambling down
your street,
on garbage day what's more?'

Nimbly side-stepping the black Holden
rear-end poking across the path....
(the self same rear-end I had scraped
a two-dollar coin across
last time when on a dark stormy night
distracted by wafting flying fox wings
and watching not
I found myself on my own rear end
on the cold wet concrete
amidst the fallen red callistemon
that festoons our street,
but as someone profoundly irksome in the blogs
says so often 'I digress' )
...it remounted the kerb
and resumed the descent
as did I this time.
(try reading that between the brackets in one breath!)

'Mr Tudor Elgee' I said approaching
nearer, 'Wherefore walk you down my street?'
'Well it's a lot bloody easier than goin UP ain it'
Quoth he, with impeccable logic
'I see you struggling bike and helmet UP the hill,
You won't see ME doing that so often!'

So I resumed my thoughts of mundane Tuesday
Is it Yellow bin or Green this week?
If I cannot go TO Kamchatka or Sakhalin
An ambling fridge will pass the time,
Thai takeaway for tonight.


Weird deleted words! UP and ME as well as TO
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How to Identify a real person from a Democrat or Commie
Posted:Sep 8, 2020 9:51 pm
Last Updated:Feb 24, 2021 5:18 pm
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Poking a little fun!

In the Great land of Liberty, Democracy rules. But ya know. ya godda single out them Demotards, Commies and Socialists. If they don't vote Trump they are Commies and Antifas and Anti American non-patriots and anti-guns and probably Kuller'ds or Wimmen or Spanics. Y'all know this grade Murika needs more Trumps

Now I askz yuzz all - have you ever seen anything more sincere and reverent than this?

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Australia's Prime Minister rattling sabres and beating the drums of war - anti-China rhetoric
Posted:Jul 1, 2020 10:06 pm
Last Updated:Jul 1, 2020 10:06 pm
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What a tool! A clown. Saying We are in dangerous times and hark back to the 30's and 40's.
A pack of fools, showing Australia's might? Come off it, pull the other one.
The Trump virus is communicable and making the rounds.

Now here is another view of things, I suggest somewhat more balanced:

https://johnmenadue.com/category/foreign-affairs/china-series/

Sanity is in dire need in our government.

Three articles from the site of John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations. He was formerly Secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ambassador to Japan, Secretary of Immigration and CEO of Qantas.

In response to: Morrison throws the switch to vaudeville
https://johnmenadue.com/state-based-cyber-actors-by-mark-buckley/

The Myth of Chinese Money in Australia
https://johnmenadue.com/the-myth-of-chinese-Money-in-australia/

Canberra Shuffles its China Briefcase to decouple,rather than improve relations.
https://johnmenadue.com/canberra-shuffles-its-china-briefcases/



Token photo no particular significance:
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Bigoted Taiwanese American
Posted:Jun 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Last Updated:May 16, 2022 10:26 pm
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You know the one.
She practises Censorship and Libel, the first of which is the very thing she accuses the CCP of. Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of democracy. I see she has deleted two differing opinions in her blog article on the Three Gorges Dam - one mine, and the other of a Canadian Chinese member.

She also claims, and has done so before, that I am in the pay of the CCP. As is the head of WHO. This is just libel of course, with zero evidence or justification.

Silly silly woman. And grossly ignorant. Without any 'class' at all
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New Matches and Popular photos - Changes!
Posted:Apr 5, 2020 7:41 pm
Last Updated:Apr 5, 2020 7:46 pm
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On the home page today, for the first time in years, I noticed changes. Well in the Popular Photos anyway, a small indication that this site is still marginally alive, showing faint signs of breath. That may be a consequence of the quarantining. new faces appear in the popular photos, American resident women. Has anyone else noticed such change recently?
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Qingmingjie, Quarantine in Taiwan and life as normal
Posted:Apr 3, 2020 10:48 pm
Last Updated:Apr 5, 2020 5:38 pm
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With my Taiwanese economist+mother student yesterday, resuming lessons, the background noise was deafening. There she was in a coffeeshop or Familymart or 711, with noise laughter shouting bustle clatter behind her; yangmingshan national park between Taibei and XinTaibei. It's qingmingjie (tomb-sweeping day) holiday weekend now, so no work, and she had taken her daughters for cram lessons (as Taiwan tiger mums are wont to do) but today for fun in cake cookery class and as is also her wont, she had booked a lesson during waiting time.
My point? Life as normal in Taiwan, she's back to work, coffeeing, snacking, mixing mingling. Social-distancing? Obviously not. Why not? ' We learnt during SARS' So why is the Taiwan, the Hongkong result so seemingly successful. Beats me(why delete ME?)!




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Blocked bloggers changed their usernames to read my blogs IDIOTIC!
Posted:Mar 8, 2020 10:47 pm
Last Updated:Jan 17, 2022 10:35 pm
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动动脑筋!


One of your recent boring articles shows 1967 reads. Unbelievable, but there it is! How many names in the list of Chinese FriendFinder readers in the last month? 20? 10? Less? Who are the 1967 readers? Has someone read the rubbish 1940 times? Tax your brain and think for a change. No one can be bothered changing their name for you and your copied bigoted one-eyed news clips. Think. Try it, it might even work.

Oh, a thought just occurred, perhaps the 1967 readers are herself, visiting and re-visiting and admiring her deft copy-paste plagiarism work?

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that woman lies slanders and plagiarises
Posted:Mar 5, 2020 6:33 am
Last Updated:Mar 10, 2020 1:10 am
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No need say who, since you know
She claimed in a copied plagiarised post that the head of WHO is paid by CCP. No retraction, no apology.
But of course she always tells the truth. Her motto.
Maybe but how can she be a liar yet tell the truth?
To me hers were criminal libels.
She needs to be named and blamed.

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Interesting Visitor to my blog today
Posted:Feb 15, 2020 2:33 am
Last Updated:Apr 5, 2020 7:13 pm
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Princess Aisha Gaddafi, Former Libyan Mediator & Former UN goodwill Ambassador.

princessaisha
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The Ugly American revisited
Posted:Feb 11, 2020 3:20 pm
Last Updated:Mar 8, 2020 6:04 am
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Do you recall or know of the 1958 book 'The Ugly American' written by Lederer and Burdick? Or of the much greater work of fiction 'The Quiet American' by Graham Greene? The two are often connected or confused. The earlier book of Greene presaged the coming Vietnam wars, and the mistakes of America in Asia and throughout the middle east, arguably relevant again it seems to me. Prophetic. The other followed in the wake of McCarthyism and resulted in some lasting diplomatic shift, particularly during the Kennedy era.

It seems now is the time to revisit this theme, since both Ugly American and McCarthyism are in evidence. Donald Trump bashes the drum of American Greatness, of American exceptionalism: uniqueness, transforming the world to the American vision, superiority over all other nations. I am not sure whether he has achieved his goal of 'greatness' but I assure you he has diminished the world view of America as a home of liberty equality openness fairness and social justice. The stock exchange stocks may have increased (despite Donald Trump, not because of him) but the moral and social stocks of the USA have dramatically declined throughout the world.

So Donald Trump is the Ugly American. But in their own small way people like SundayJoke are too. SundayJoke uses the 'honesty' motto, but never practises it, and perhaps we should paraphrase it 'Half-truths are better than bald-lies' yet I think she stoops to bald lies whenever it suits her. She practises the McCarthyism technique of accusation without proof. It does seem that McCarthyism is re-emerging in a large segment of the American society. I fervently hope the liberal elements of USA can regain sway.


Constantino Arias' photo titled Ugly American, showing a late-1940s Batista-era tourist in Havana; I was tempted to photoshop it and paste in the well-known face of the Chinese FriendFinder blogger mentioned here already.
老鬼

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