1. I am an Angel
2. I am from OZ
3. I was married until recently
Hope this helps?
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It looks as though I will need to give you a few hints
1. I am an Angel
2. I am from OZ
3. I was married until recently
Hope this helps?
Hello, I hope you have had a great weekend, mine was super busy. I have been working away on getting Satan's Bitch into digital format as well as finishing my first novel - stay tuned for that.
Now in honour of my book "How To Draw Comic Boobs" selling heaps (thank you guys so much, every cent helps an artist with leukemia out).
I will be running a competition called "who's boobs"?
The first person to correctly identify the boobs will win a free signed picture from my Fine Art collection - your choice. There will be no hints, do you think you can guess them?
Well, it is another miserable and wet day in the land of OZ. I have had a horrible weekend. The storm on friday night was so bad it flooded my roof.I had water coming in the lounge room so I have been without lights for three days.It sucks but at least I still have a house and my thoughts go out to those in the Philippines who don't even have a house.
Once again I think something has gone wrong with our weather about three weeks ago we had major bushfires in NSW, burning out of control and now we have flooding and major storms.I have always believed that nature is and always will be about balance! If we upset something (like say too much carbon dioxide and pollution, nature will unleash to restore the balance, so maybe that's what is happening).
The loser award of surprise goes to Tony Abbott our idiot prime minister (it's a surprise because just when you think people can't get any dumber someone will always surprise you). For his quote on reducing carbon emissions.
"It's a so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no-one".
wow, so basically if you can't see it, it doesn't exist, so Mr Abbott - stop breathing that invisible air.
Well what a miserable day in OZ, rain, wind and so cold, but my thoughts go out to all those people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines, what a horrible mess, I hate disasters like this they really bring home the frailty of life. I also question why disasters like this are happening more and more.In my novel "Collateral Damage" -Illustrations and essays about the state of the world in the new millennium. I wrote an essay about climate change here it is;
The single most divisive subject in the new millennium has been the climate change debate (or is that debacle). The debate ranges from the ridiculous to the absurd, but rest assured the climate is changing, it is what the climate has been doing for millennia, long before we even existed.
The funniest thing about climate change has been the experts, it has seriously made everyone an expert, everyone thinks that they know what the problem is and they know how to fix it. I am sure that if you are like me, you will think that the weather is only ever relative to where I am at that particular point in time.
So I approach the climate change debate like so, let’s look at the facts, the decade just past was the hottest on record, it was hotter than the nineties, which was hotter than the eighties which was hotter than the seventies. That is a fact measurable, undeniable. You can’t argue with facts, they are what they are. So what exactly is causing this, nature or man?
This is where the debate gets laughable it is like mankind playing the fiddle while the world burns. Who cares is my answer the fact is it’s getting hotter! Do I care if it’s cars or nature? No, what I do care about is that at the end of the day we cannot keep putting so much pollution into the sky and into the earth and not expecting some sort of backlash.
There you go, it’s not only climate change that we should be worried about it’s also the amount of crap that we are slowly poisoning our planet with that is the biggest issue.
We have raped, pillaged and poisoned this earth to the point when nature will seek to balance it, because nature is and always will be about balance. We are not the sharpest crayons in the box when it comes to acting together as one human race. We forget that our sky doesn't have a border, nor do our countries we can draw up imaginary lines all over the planet, but ultimately that’s what they are imaginary lines!
When we pollute the sky, it affects the whole planet not just the country that’s polluting it. The sky doesn't end at our borders! In much the same way when we are polluting the oceans, we pollute the world’s ocean, the seas don’t end 200 nautical miles from our country. Same goes for everything we do on this planet, it will have an effect somewhere down the line.
The climate sceptics are so vocal that they seem to drown out the voices of everyone else. The most ridiculous thing about the sceptics is they are nearly all amateurs and by amateurs I mean they have no scientific training, yet they seem to be able to dissect scientific information and repackage it to suit their own agenda (where have I heard this before?)
The sceptics arguments are as ridiculous as the arguments against daylight savings time. On that note, how is this argument against daylight savings “my curtains will fade faster?” what the fuck are you serious? Let me see the sun will be up for x amount of hours full stop end of story, whether we move the clock forward or backward the sun will still be up for x amount of hours. The sun doesn't fit into our man made concept of time, never has, never will!
The climate is much the same, it doesn't fit our neat little package of what we think it should. The climate and our planet are a constantly evolving, changing, heating cooling, ice age, droughts etc. I believe it is this unpredictability that has always been a problem for the human race, but like the rest of the universe we cannot control it, we cannot make it do what we want.
The biggest mistake we can make is to think that we are not responsible, we are, by damming rivers, reclaiming land. One only has to look at the increase in earthquakes, tsunamis and natural disasters since the start of the new millennium, something must be done and I seriously doubt a carbon tax will fix this mess!
And that is my view i why we will see an increase in horrible weather conditions and while we argue it will only get worse. I apologise for putting such a damper on a Monday morning, but it is something to think about!
"Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder plot and treason, I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot"
this is the famous rhyme that this day is best remembered for, To me this day should be an international holiday in every country of the world, for it serves as a reminder that true power does not rest with the government or the politicians but with we the people! Yes it is the people of every nation on our beautiful blue planet who hold the power and a day like today should remind the governments to be very careful, least we the people decide we have had enough!
I am including an excerpt from my book "Collateral Damage" for your reading pleasure, it seems fitting on a day like today;
gov·ern·ment [guhv-ern-muhnt, ‐er-muhnt] noun
1.the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration: Government is necessary to the existence of civilised society.
2. the form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc., is governed: monarchical government; episcopal government.
3. the governing body of persons in a state, community, etc.; administration.
4. a branch or service of the supreme authority of a state or nation, taken as representing the whole: a dam built by the government.
5. (in some parliamentary systems, as that of the United Kingdom)
a. the particular group of persons forming the cabinet at any given time: The Prime Minister has formed a new government.
b. the parliament along with the cabinet: The government has fallen.
The meaning taken from the Dictionary.com
The word government is taken from the Latin word gubernare, meaning "to govern" or "to manage".
Now our governments are elected by us to manage us yet it seems that more and more governments are treating us with absolute contempt. It seems that once elected they don't have any accountability to us. Nowhere is this more apparent then in the financial management of our countries, which includes all the taxes that you and I pay.
The last part of the decade has seen an amazing turn of events. Governments have been or are going bankrupt, Iceland, Greece, Spain and Italy to name a few. So how the fuck did that happen. All your income taxes your goods and services taxes, value added taxes and all the other taxes you pay all that money and what. What the hell did the government do with it all?
As I look around a see schools struggling, hospitals choked, roads are a joke so where is all this money going? If your government is like mine and I suspect it is there is no accountability at all. This is my single biggest concern!
I am required by law to declare my income, pay all my taxes, rates and GST/VAT. I have to basically tell the government about every single cent that I earn and every single cent I spend. I have to do this every year and if I don't I will face major fines.
Well how about the government stops this hypocrisy and tells me exactly where my and every other tax payers money goes. No I don't mean a budget they are really just speculative government spin. I mean an annual financial report! I mean a report that tells me where the government is spending my hard working tax paying dollars on. I believe that I and every other citizen has a right to know. I think it is only fair after all, we have to do it every year for the government.
Is the government scared to show the people where it spends all our money, we know about your big government functions, your luxury cars, your overseas meetings (think holidays). It would be a real eye opener for every citizen. So why don't they tell us where all this money goes.
I always believe that the role of the government is to serve and protect the people that's it. Look after our schools, hospitals and roads and stop wasting our tax money on dodgy investments, dodgy wars, dodgy deals with other governments and big business and start looking after the people you are actually elected to SERVE!
I am sure that the people in Argentina, Iceland, Greece, Spain and Italy would never have been in the situations they are in now if they actually knew how much money the government makes and how much it actually spent and more importantly what it spent that money on!
We need transparency from all governments at all levels. It should be law. Transparency is a must especially in the new millennium, as we have seen and are seeing, so many countries are at crisis levels with debt and this could have been avoided if they had declared what their revenue was (remember that the bulk of it is collected from you and I) and what they then spent that money on!
An annual financial report is that too much to ask for from our governments.
I honestly believe that government accountability for our tax money should be a right of every tax paying citizen in every country in the world.
We need to hold our leaders to account for every decision they make, every law they pass and so too for every cent they spend after all it's our money the government is spending and as such I should have every right to know exactly where that money is going! Tell us tell the people your people, give us the transparency that we deserve after all you are elected by us to SERVE US!
That my friends is just one of the myriad of ways that governments hold us in contempt, let's make this Guy Fawkes day an international holiday!
Redi is an evil genius, locking himself away with just his desk, ink pens and warped imagination He created the comic books and characters you will come to know and love.