Aussie Aussie Aussie (who are we)

I guess I am a whinging bastard coz things just dont seem to be right from my way of thinking. This is Australia its a country that stands on its own surrounded by water, a big island approx 22 million people so what have we got. Good question. Il tell you what we got and nobody seems to care except obviously me. We have a wonderful country sadly the head of it is a lady that lives in London and has a representative in all states and territories so I guess shes the boss and is a queen of many domains. Good for her.┬áThats one pile of bullshit. Next. In the USA they are going through a bad patch and their economy is in some sort of turmoil with housing and credit cards etc. now this is serious stuff for us, so serious that the banks here Commonwealth NAB ANZ and whoever else has to put their interest rates up for us to pay more coz these banks have borrowed money from there. Isnt that f….king great. The next thing which has alwys enchanted me is a real beauty, the price of our fuel, petrol/gas call it what you like is set in Singapore now I guess I have an identity problem here coz who the F…k are we, do we have any control at all, does any Australian own a deli or fish and chip shop anymore, not here they dont. So I ask the question when will Australia become a real country and not just the place people refer to as the land down under that has kangaroos and is good at cricket. So COME ON AUSSIE COME ON lets at least look like we own this country……or do we?

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M T A

The mind boggles for a visitor to your city when it comes to reading what your powers to be actually want put in place by law or intent that is supposedly for your benefit. I previously posted a blog regarding in regards to the MTA and its price increase, I mentioned in that blog the cleanliness or lack of it on the subway trains, now it seems your Mayor who seems to have total control of everything here is going to increase the number of cleaners on the subway by 11% I think I read. Is this man NUTS, he recently went to London to look into security cameras in action on their subway system and I suppose security cameras in general. Incidently I read that in the UK there is one camera for each 14 people and thats an incredible statistic if thats true. Anyway back to the subject, the subway commuter day start around 6.30am I would think and if you travel at that time the trains are reasonably clean and tidy. Thats the beginning of the day for those commuters to bring their breakfast on the train because they cant leave home a bit earlier or get up a bit earlier to actually consume their food before they get on the train, of course it would be ridiculous to think they could get up in time to actually eat like a human being before they leave the house. So progressively through the day the commuters bring and eat their food and dispense their newspapers and junk on the seats and floor of the train. The Mayors answer to the filthy unhygenic problem is to employ another 11% more cleaners to pick up the crap. This guys the Mayor? he s in charge of things here, boy does New York have a problem with him in charge. I visited Taiwan a few years ago and was impressed at the cleanliness of their subway system, and they achieved it in a way thats beyond comprehension in the city of New York with a Mayor that has the power to put things into operation yet doesnt have the brain power to find the correct solution to a problem. Im going to suggest to him a solution to the problem and it seems to work in Taiwan, STOP COMMUTERS TAKING THE CRAP ON THE TRAINS……..enforse rules or laws prohibiting food and drink beyond a certain point at the station and provide adequate recepticles to receive the rubbish. Transform your cleaners or a proportion of them plus the 11% you intend to employ if needed to ensure and enforce the law of cleanliness and hygene, its beyond all belief that anyone can enforce laws that ban smoking on trains and most other places yet cant stop them eatin and disposing rubbish on subway trains……………Fortunately Mayors in Australia dont have the same powers that they have in the USA which is a good thing in my eyes, I havent seen any bright ideas come from your Mayors thats actually benefit the general public. Your Mayors are politically active enough to run for President so lets face it if this Mayor has his eye on the White House in the future which might lead to cleaning up the world like the present one then make a start for the high office by cleaning up the New York subway system…………Thanks