Why The Double Standards When It Comes to Domestic Violence? #domesticviolence #baxter #murder

There has been a lot of talk about the recent abhorrent attack on a mother and her three children allegedly perpetrated by husband and father Rowan Baxter.

What has been interesting is watching how people, in particularly those on the left, reacted to it. The left often want to ‘rehabilitate’ criminals…..and want to know the reason why someone does something and often claim “they have had a bad up bringing” or “they were marginalised”. Yet, when it comes to this cretin they don’t want to know the reason, they just want to leave him out to hang. Now, I don’t have a problem with this, but then again I believe in punishment first and then rehabilitation, the left however have demonstrated double standards by saying there is no excuse for such violence and the prick should rot in hell.

Fair enough!

But the question is this, what would they say if this prick was from a marginalised minority group (Aboriginal communities suffer the most from domestic violence yet the media and society ignore it). Would they still have the same feelings towards him? According to The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, domestic violence occurs higher because of the effects of social disadvantage and intergenerational trauma. If that’s the case then, what caused Rowan Baxter to lose his shit and kill his entire family? Was he pushed too far or was he just a jerk? Does it really matter either way? Likewise does it really matter for an Aboriginal man to claim intergenerational trauma for beating the shit out of his wife? 

Of course not.

Now under no circmstances am I defending him or his actions. This imbecile can rot in hell for the atrocious attack on his family. I don’t give a shit if he has had a bad upbringing or if he has had intergenerational trauma, there is no excuse for such a violent attack on another human being (regardless of race, culture or creed). I am just pointing the hypocrisy of some people, in particularly those on the left. 

 

Winning in 2019 and Winning in 2020

It has been awhile since my last post.

12 months I think.

2019 for me has been busy with going back Uni to do post grad studies as well as furthering my career, oh and getting married.

But lets reflect on the world of politics in 2019 and go forward on bold predictions in 2020.

At the beginning of 2019 we saw the Liberal Nationals in NSW win comfortable in a State Election. This is because Labor was dogged with scandals, racism and lack of policy foresight. What we did see in this election was the rise of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers. They took 2 seats off the National Party in the seats of Murray and Barwon and they were able to retain Orange. This is amazing considering One Nation failed to pick up  any lower house seats and the media were portraying them as the Goliath of minor party’s, nevertheless, the honeymoon period of the Government was short lived after the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers have been hounding them over the lack of support of regional NSW. And rightly so!!

The other election to mention was the Federal one – you know the one where Bill Shorten was going to win in a landslide – yeeeaaaaah! Labor lost the un-loseable election but surely even blind Freddy could have seen that? Labor’s vision was to tax everyone and subsidise every green initiative you can think of including to ensure that by 2030 all cars sold in Australia must be electric. Rightio champ! I think the icing on the cake for Labor was that they were flirting with the idea of shutting down the coal industry, they failed to define what their policy is on the matter and hard working Australians who work in the coal industry especially in Queensland voted with their livelihoods. And rightly so!!

Overseas we have seen the UK Labour Party being destroyed by the working class. Thats right, the working class voted Conservative. UK Labour promised free everything and of course the way to pay for that was through taxes. The working class have woken up, they’ve become WOKE and realise that if the Government is giving away free stuff someone has to pay for it ….. and….. oh shit, that’s us the working class!
To be fair though, Boris Johnson ran a simple campaign; “Lets get Brexit done!” – whereas Labour complicated things and wanted to make this election less about Brexit and more about giving away free stuff. I am no marketing genius but keep it simple seems to work well in politics because majority of people are not interested in politics or the political spin but do take note of simple messages.
The other loser in this election – sadly – is Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party. They failed to win a seat and struggled to even reach 20% in seats that they stood candidates. A reason for this is because people wanted Brexit and the best way of getting this done was voting Conservative. Unfortunately in some seats the Brexit Party vote split the “Brexit” vote and cost the Conservatives seats.
Overall though, the UK people have rejected extreme socialism and antisemitism, good luck to Boris Johnson and the Conservatives.

I have to mention Donald Trump – he is still winning even though we have seen these baseless impeachment proceedings clouding him. Thats all I am going to say about that.

2020 BOLD PREDICTIONS

I am going to say that left wing party’s around the world will learn from 2019 and realise that playing identity politics and flirting with the Green-left agenda has failed them miserably. The Australian Labor Party have already criticised identity politics and they are moving away from their old Green-left approach and they are starting to embrace coal again. Well done!

The UK Labour Party are in shock and I think we will see a more moderate leader over there. The issue with UK politics is that the grassroots have a say on who they want to lead them and if they manage to get a more moderate leader in, the progressives will go elsewhere, such as the Greens.

Australia and the UK will negotiate a great deal of trade and immigration. Boris Johnson is big on promoting good relations between these two countries, this will be great news for Australians who want to travel or work in the UK.

Hillary Clinton will return. At the last minute she will stand for President and will win the Democrat nomination. She will denounce identity politics and be a voice of reason for the moderates within the Democrats. This will piss off the progressives and they will vote for someone else such as the rising Greens and will split that left vote meaning Trump will win the 2020 Presidential Election.

And finally!!!

I won’t win the lottery!!

Merry Christmas everyone, including the extreme left – actually – especially the extreme left and hope you all have a Happy New Year.

NSW Labor has a new tax scam. If you want a new car, I suggest you buy one now!

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything. The reason for that is because nothing exciting is happening despite that in NSW we are expecting to have two elections this year. A State election in March and a Federal election, possibly in May, depending on the shit storm in Canberra.

This morning I was reading the Daily Telegraph sipping my Nespresso latte’ with two sugars when I almost spat it out in shock and awe over NSW Labor’s new tax grab. I mean these cretins are not even in Government yet, and as my previous prediction still stands, they won’t win Government, but in order for them to fund more nurses and midwives – 5500 exact – they intend on increasing stamp duty on boats and cars. Now I don’t own a boat. Probably never will. However I do own a car and I think most Australians do. Now at the moment according to the Daily Telegraph, in NSW we pay $3 for every $100 in stamp duty for vehicles over $45,000. Under Labor’s new scam, they want to increase that to $5. Now, I am no socialist but pretend I am a left wing socialist luvvie, this is great news because it gets to fund for an extra 5500 nurses and midwives YAY!!!

Hold on!

Labor’s new scam will only generate $240million over three years yet it’s going to cost the Government about $500million to fund this policy. Shit! I am not that good at maths but isn’t that $260million short of $500million??

Hmmm.

So where will the other $260million come from? Even the NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley admits there is a shortfall but has declined to mention how they will fund for it.
Mr Daley goes on to say that the top end of town needs to pay their fair share, so is he suggesting that people in rural areas who are already struggling with farming costs, with the drought and lack of COAL power, that they are the top end of town? Many farmers own vehicles which often cost more than $45,000 to be able to perform their duties as farmers. This will just add further heartache for hurting farmers in the bush.

This scam by NSW Labor is just policy on the run. It is a feel good initiative for Labor to try and win votes from the apathetic voter. This is what Labor does best, they hide tax grabs by covering it up with feel good emotive populist policies. No Australian would say no to more nurses and midwives however it does come at a cost.

 

 

The perils of mainstream media and their love affair with FAKE NEWS!

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN ‘HAS WEEKS TO LIVE’

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN REPORTED WITH ONLY ‘WEEKS’ TO LIVE

The new year of 2019 we were greeted with news reports that Olivia Newtown-John only has weeks to live post battling cancer.
Many people took to social media to post messages of sadness and well thoughts to Olivia.
A couple of days later, Olivia Newton-John herself came out and said this is untrue saying that she is alive and well.

Hmmmm

Is this the work of FAKE NEWS?

Mainstream media across Australia all reported that Olivia Newton-John was on death’s door and everyone who read that believed this was the case and reacted on social media.  One cannot blame people for believing such fake news as Olivia has been tackling cancer for some time and when it is constantly in your face that she is knocking on deaths door, you start to believe it.

The big question that needs to be asked is, if mainstream media can produce this fake news and people fall for it, what other fake news is being produced that people are believing in?

The US economy? I mean we are getting conflicting reports on the US economy, one report saying the economy is booming with increased economic growth and jobs the next minute we are seeing stocks plummet and business struggling due to tariffs and trade wars between China and US. 
There is no doubt about it, when it comes to Trump, the media goes into a frenzy and misreports Trumps agenda.

Closer to home, the St Kilda Beach rally was portrayed by the media as a neo nazi love fest. The mainstream media posted photo’s of angry white men with tattoo’s performing the Nazi Salute. What they did not report was that there were many Vietnamese protesters at this rally as well as ordinary men and women and families who are concerned about the rising crime rate caused by Sudanese migrants.
All mainstream media outlets portrayed this rally in a negative way which of course will result in majority of people condemning the meeting without really knowing the full facts.

There is a simple rule when reading or watching the news. Don’t believe it. You got to remember that the media is always owned by someone (including the Government ie ABC & BBC). The media are a powerful tool to control the masses. Sure, if you read something or watch something, take it on board but then do your own research into it. Otherwise, like most people who reacted to Olivia Newton-Johns reports, you’ll look like a dickhead!

Merry Christmas and have a Fantastic New Year!!

Merry Christmas Everyone – and hope you all have a fantastic New Year.

Before I leave it at that here are some of my predictions for 2019.

TRUMP

Nothing will happen in this respect. Trump will still be President and will remain the most vilified President the US has ever seen. We will see more Trump Rallies as he gears up for primaries and 2020 Election.

NSW STATE ELECTION

NSW State Election is due in March of 2019. I don’t believe the Coalition will lose Government but I do think they will lose seats. You got to remember in 2015 the Liberal and National Parties (more so the Libs) gained popularity because of the charisma of Mike Baird therefore they have a fair amount of capital to lose without costing them Government (Admittedly they have almost maxed out their political capital card). I think the biggest losers at this State Election will be the National Party. The seat of Barwon is the one to watch. The Nationals are only polling at 33% – the Shooters who are the next favourites have a good chance of winning this seat after preferences.

The NSW Legislative Council will be interesting. We will see One Nation pick up a seat with Mark Latham re-entering politics and potentially picking up a second seat.
As One Nation and the Shooters indicating preference deals we will see more seats go to the Shooters in the Upper House.
I don’t believe the Australian Conservatives will do well unless they pick up votes from Fred Niles Christian Democrats.
The Liberal Democrats will only pick up seats if they work with Glenn Druery the preference whisperer (why? Thats a story for another day).
As for the Greens, their votes will be down, they will lose some upper house seats. The Green vote will go to either Labor or some other left leaning micro party.

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLITICS

2019 will bring us a Federal Election around May. Given Labor has just given the Coalition a wonderful Christmas present by softening their policies on border protection, increase funding to the United Nations and wanting to increase the Foreign Aid budget, the Coalition has a chance of redemption. I do believe the Coalition will lose Government but I do think Parliament will be a hung one with potentially Labor forming an alliance with the left leaning cross-bench to form Government. In other words the dynamics of the House of Representatives will be a similar make up to what we see now. I don’t think there will be a Labor landslide, they may pick up a hand few of seats but ultimately the kingmakers will be the cross-bench.

As for the Senate, minor parties will continue to dominate. I think the Green vote will go down and will come across to Labor similar to what we saw in Victoria or other micro party. One Nation will retain WA and pick up another seat in QLD (remember Hanson is in for 6 years). Depending on how well they perform in NSW State Election they could pick up a seat in NSW. Brian Burston the former One Nation NSW Senator – now Palmer’s Puppet – will lose his seat. Palmer will struggle to win a seat despite all the money he has invested in political adverts.
The Liberal Democrats will struggle to retain their only Senate seat unless they have an effective campaign strategy and speak to the ‘preference whisperer’ as mentioned earlier.
Cory Bernardi will retain his Senate spot but just by a whisker and The Australian Conservatives will fail to get anyone else elected.
As for the other micro parties, we will see a mixed bag, I don’t want to predict who or what else may gain seats.

AFL

The mighty West Coast Eagles winning the Premiership again! (This is more wishful thinking than a prediction)

 

Im hoping to expand on The Weekly Seed in 2019 with having more writers, more opinions on different subjects (other than politics) and potential investigative reporting. If you want to contribute please get in contact.

Once again MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone.

 

 

It is time to regulate the Pet Food industry in Australia!

It burns me to write this post.

It is at odds with my belief of limited government interference. I admit I will sound hypocritical but I will justify my position.

According to the RSPCA approximately 62% of Australian households have pets and it is expected that in the next 12 months a further 13% of Australian households will make a pet part of their family. Long are the days where we see a pet as just a pet, now they are seen as loved family members. Australians are spending approximately $12 billion a year on our pets and this proves that we want the best for our furry friends, in fact we are seeing a trend especially amongst millennials that they are opting to have pets rather than children.

 

If we are to adopt Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs on our pets, you’ll see that both human’s and pets need basic (and psychological) needs.

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Billy – the Golden Retriever – still needs food, water, warmth and rest just like his Masters. Billy also needs security and safety and of course interaction with his Masters and other dogs (which can lead to self-fulfilment needs). Unfortunately Billy cannot provide food or water for himself, he relies on his Masters to do this. It is important that pet owners have a full understanding on what they are feeding their pets. This can be rather difficult given that there are many products available and given our busy lifestyles we tend to be lazy, humans are like that when it comes to their own choices. (It’s easier to go to McDonald’s than to cook a meal).
The difference between humans making a choice about their own food options and that of their furry friend is that human food is regulated. There are many regulations on food for humans and often can be punishable under law. For example in Queensland, a local Government shut down a Chinese Restaurant after finding rat urine and droppings in its kitchen. Another example of how food regulation (for humans) has worked well is Heinz ordered to pay $2.25 million after misleading consumers that their product was healthy but in fact contained 60% sugar.

In Australia, pet food is self-regulated through the Pet Food Industry Association of Australia (PFIAA). Pet food companies are not obliged to stick to these standards as they are voluntary. These standards are not made public unless you want to pay $128.19.
Currently there is a parliamentary inquiry into regulatory approaches to ensure safety of pet food. The terms of reference of this inquiry is;

  1. the uptake, compliance and efficacy of the Australian Standard for the Manufacturing & Marketing of Pet Food (AS5812:2017);
  2. the labelling and nutritional requirements for domestically manufactured pet food;
  3. the management, efficacy and promotion of the AVA-PFIAA administered PetFAST tracking system;
  4. the feasibility of an independent body to regulate pet food standards, or an extension of Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s remit;
  5. the voluntary and/or mandatory recall framework of pet food products;
  6. the interaction of state, territory and federal legislation;
  7. comparisons with international approaches to the regulation of pet food; and
  8. any other related matters

As a free market, free enterprise kind of guy I should be against these regulations because it will put a burden on business, rise up the cost of the product and possibly cost jobs.

Wrong!

In 2008-2009 only 4,543 people were employed in Australia within the Animal and Bird food manufacturing industry. This would hardly make a blip in the economy if regulation were to be implemented and jobs were lost.
As already mentioned earlier, households are choosing to spend more on their furry friend, therefore if the cost of the product increases most households would accommodate this as Billy – the Golden Retriever – is a family member.
Even under a regulatory framework, competition would still be available and it will provide the consumer greater options when deciding what food to buy for their pet therefore pet food companies would be forced by the free market to be better than their competitors.

It’s a win-win!

Overall I generally do not support regulation but when it comes to pets that’s a different story. Pets trust us to make sure we make the right choice when it comes to feeding time. The pet food industry is a self-regulated industry which have standards that are only made available if you pay money to receive it. This alone is ludicrous and proves that the industry is a closed shop. By regulating this industry, you open it up to scrutiny, it provides greater choice to consumers, increases competition, which in return makes the product better. Whilst I sound hypocritical when it comes to regulation the difference here is that animals don’t have a choice when it comes to food. We do!

 

 

 

Why is Leyonhjelm wrong on mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients?

As an individual who supports freedom, liberty and minimum government interference I have to disagree with the good Liberal Democrat Senator, David Leyonhjelm.

Welfare is not a right.

It never was a right.

It is a privilege.

I could end this post with just that, that’s all that needs to be said.

But…..

Welfare is a privilege that is provided by the taxpayer to assist people through hard times. Government – who in theory represents the people – tax hard working people in order to provide this privilege. Government – who represent hard working taxpayers (in theory) – have every right to impose whatever criteria they want on welfare recipients.

As the good Senator prides himself on being a libertarian, I understand how confused he must be in regards to this issue. On one hand, it is taxpayers money that fuels welfare and that must be respected but on the other hand, being a libertarian means minimal government interference in the lives of human life, therefore is it right for government to implement mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients?

The answer is yes.

Senator Leyonhjelm needs to understand that individuals have a choice. To receive welfare or not to receive welfare. Because they have this choice and because welfare is a privilege then individual rights have not been violated with mandatory drug testing.