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Learn something new every day (or week)
Creating a new category is so much fun! I decided to once talk about something I’ve learnt during the week. I can’t sit there and talk about learning new things without sharing! Now some you of may be aware of these things I will be writing about, but for me and maybe some others…It may be something entirely new!
Today is most of Australia’s “public holiday” to mourn the passing of the Queen. At first everyone was like “Yeah, public holiday”, but it’s getting weird. Because people are cancelling cancer scans etc. Which is so not cool. It was also made the Thursday, because on Friday, Victorians have a public day off for the Football Grand Final, haha
How Aussie, haha.
It was “nice” to watch the Funeral. It was so simple and lovely. The important parts were all there. Even before the funeral, funerals just make you think. No matter whose it is. Life, love, death…all the things.
Funerals, no matter the age are a chance to look at your own life and reflect. If you’re 9 or 99, another day is another gift, that not everyone gets.
I could not watch any of the Queens Funeral, with Australian “journalists” I just could not do it. I was so pissed off.
At least 3 of our “journalists”, they do breakfast shows. At least 3 were only a couple of weeks ago, calling Meghan a tosser. One in particular, Karl Stefanovic has been attacking Meghan and Harry for YEARS. And, YET, they had the audacity to say how rude it was. That how people who are staunch “want Australia to be a Republic” are “rude” because the Queen wasn’t even buried yet.
Oh, shut up! Karl Stefanovic went on, what used to be a respectable news program in Australia “60 minutes”. Too do a big ‘expose’ on Meghan Markle, his “lead” quest speaker…M/Fraking Katie Hopkins! For those who don’t know Katie Hopkins is, she’s a big racist in the UK. Getting banned on Twitter several times, I don’t think she’s on there still. I doubt that Harry or Meghan even know who she is, let alone know them well enough to be A LEAD guest speaker!
And he’s been bashing Harry and Meghan ever since!
This is who Channel 9, thought would be a good idea to send over? What the fuck! I can’t describe my disgust at Channel 9 enough! And the he talks about the Australians who want a Republican, as rude! Some one PLEASE slap him!
I only wrote about him, I think last week? He was the one whining about “wokism” after a mother was told to remove a basketball hoop from a nature strip, next to the road.
I even wrote a complaint, I was so disgusted.
*Next Day* He freaking embarrassed himself three times. At first I heard an Australian “journalist” was slammed for tasteless comments. In my head I’m thinking “Don’t let it be him, or I am going to be pissed”…It was…
I recently read an article that was writing about “Animal Rebellions” (I think they’re called). They took a lot of milk, somewhere in England. They caused about 80,000 pounds in damage. As well as losing Farmer’s income.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m from Australia, and so we have a lot of Farmers who suffer, just to feed someone like me. Out of all the careers in Australia, they probably face some of the most extreme hardships of Mother Nature. Farmers have killed themselves, some have lost entire farms due to droughts.
So when I see people actively go out of there way, to not think about the Farmers, I get really annoyed. Now, it is completely commendable to want to get Farmers onto better systems that work better for the Environment. You just don’t do that by destroying people’s current livelihoods. If you want to prove how much better you’ve think you’ve got it. Prove It. Start a farm of your own.
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
Here is a list of the books that Agatha Christie wrote over her life:
One of the things that I found interesting when QE2 passed. Is how little people understand how the Monarchy even works, and I’m not even British.
You know how everyone keeps having a go at Meghan and Harry for talking badly about the Royal Family? When they, in fact, never have. They’ve talked about how the FIRM have treated them. Just like the Queens twitter account did not wish Meghan a happy birthday and the others did. No, the Queen, couldn’t just say what she wanted too.
So, no, the Queen could not just condemn things, in her name.
The amount of documentaries I’ve watched about Henry the 8th, Elizabeth the 1st, Mary Queen of Scots. Their lives are NOT their own. They DON’T speak for themselves. They are surrounded by those who speak for them. Which is why YOU have to be so careful about what you read/listen about them.
It’s why I only listen to when they do actually use their own words. I watch their body language, I listen to them speaking.
Let’s have a bit of a break from the mean and the bad and the toxic real world.
I have so many colouring in books, I tend to get a lot of them for Birthdays and Christmas, and you know what? I am not complaining. They are such a great distractions. Just put the tv on, or some music, or whatever takes your fancy and colour away. I’ve got Lions, Tigers and Bears that are pink, blue and green and gold and purple, and well a bit of everything.
I actually get a little impatient with the mandala type ones. I think because, well, they’re mandalas. They are like, a shape and if you don’t colour them in “right” they can just look like a mess. Once you’ve got a colour, you kind of have to stick with it. For me, that can get a little boring.
The first one that I bought, as an adult. Was a children’s fairy one. I bought it in America, when I used to “live there”. I’d work my butt off in Australia, and then go and stay with my then partner for about 3-6 months. But I could never work in America, so I didn’t. So there were times when I had nothing going on. With the way America, sometimes my partner could work from 8 in the morning until 10 at night. His Walmart closed at 11…or was it 10? Either way, he could do a full on day.
So, over the years. I’ve bought myself some, other’s have given them to me for my birthday and Christmas. Yet, so far, no double ups!
I will never forget that Former President, Trump, entertained the Saudi Royal Family. Saudi Arabia, where the 9/11 Terrorists came from, at Mar-A-Lago. I will never forget that his cult, still support him. I will never forget that, while they post about how they “will never forget”. They did, forget.
The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
I love Charity! I love giving to it, I love shopping from it. There is nothing that I don’t love about Charity. I think my “favourite” Charity at the moment is “The Guide Dogs, Australia”. There is a BIG tie there though with the “Australian Conservation Foundation“. Of course, animals, haha.
We have an ad for a Charity in Australia that helps you get Australian kids to school. I sort of feel weird about it. I love giving “things” to like the homeless, like if I have nice clothing, I get rid of the ones, I haven’t worn in forever or don’t fit me anymore. I just feel with that one, maybe the Governments should do more with that?
Like, if kids cant bring lunch/food with them. Maybe there should be some sort of Government Funding to help kids get a lunch? You know what I mean? Blind people, autistic people, VETS. They’re all things that people need help with, like having a Guide Dog. I don’t know, it makes me feel mean, lol.
We’re Australians, we should be able to do things like give a lunch to kids for school. Have a charity that works for kids getting school clothes, do you know what I mean? Like even if it’s something to do with the local Libraries. You can could have “fashion shows” to raise money to get kids clothes…I don’t know, lol … I remember when I was young, we did that for where I did ballet. I still can kind of remember it and it was fun.
I admit it, I don’t get it. Too an extent, I understand and I do not understand, Trump and racism and general bigotry.
I guess I don’t understand transphobia because cis women and trans people tend to go through the same things, at the same time. We have so much in common with each other. Mainly that we are “kicked down” by the patriarchy. So why are these, mainly women, trying to kick both trans and cis people down?
Like Trumps an idiot, whose only in it for himself. Racists, are scared of their own shadows. And yet, transphobia makes no sense, except if maybe you’re a white man who is a bigot, like Trump. I get Trump’s transphobia, it’s Trump. I don’t get these “grown” women who are so hateful towards the trans community. We have walked side by side for many centuries with them. I REALLY don’t get why transphobic women are SO hateful towards trans supportive cis women.
Older religions than Christianity did, Witches do, a lot of matriarchal societies do.
Its something that will continue to bug me. It’s also why I keep saying that women cannot have nice things, we cannot rise against the Patriarchy.