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Tradie Carpenter. ret'..
Much work, many places, long time, much traveled, met many good and not so good people..will tell you about them some day.

  • Towards Zero.

    Toward the Bridge of San Luis Rey. One can feel an ill-wind blowing these three Anglo-centric democracies toward some terrible climax. Like those unfortunate folk in the story of the “Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder.. where individual… Read More ›

  • Barbarians to Baronets?

    Barbarians to Baronets; Conservative aspirations in Australia. In several articles of late, and even on one blog-site to which I was once, regretfully, a regular contributor, I have been “corrected” in my terminology of naming many of the LNP and… Read More ›

  • Ode to Machiavelli’s Discourses.

    Ode to Machiavelli’s Discourses of Titus Livy. Y’know..I can sympathise with ol’ Machiavelli, Seeing how things at this moment are not very Agreeable..somewhat friable..if’n you’ll allow… And HE did avow to explain with a lengthy refrain The deeper meanings of… Read More ›

  • A Dystopian Reality.

    Are you , like me when awaiting an authoritative decision to be handed down?..Like this very recent decision by the High Court on the Same-Sex marriage postal survey? I know I awaited the decision with mixed anticipation..One part of me… Read More ›

  • Pax Romana, Pax Britannia, Pax Americana.

    The Pax Romana (Roman Peace) was a period of relative peace and stability across the Roman Empire which lasted for over 200 years, beginning with the reign of Augustus (27 BCE – 14 CE). “ Edward Gibbon, author of The… Read More ›

  • We have a VERY serious problem.

    We have a very serious problem. A quite dangerous precedent happening with the deliberate covering-up of political damaging information by the main-stream media. This , combined with a never ending onslaught by the Murdoch employee journalists to attempt to divide… Read More ›

  • Democracy…So?

    So..we got democracy..ok..I can live with that..: “Of, By and For the people”..sounds alright to me..And there’s the Westminster System of Parliament..that’s sweet..everything above board and regulated..and if not, we have that other essential arm of democratic governance..: The Fourth… Read More ›