Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Month: July 2017 Page 2 of 3

The great Australian immigration betrayal.

Chatting to people here in Holland, their perception of Australia is that we are very hard on immigration. This false reality stems from them getting their news from the general mainstream media. Much like back in Australia we think that Europe has been completely overrun with immigrants because that is what we see on the news.

I have to explain to them that while we stopped the boats, and made a very big deal out of doing so, that was only a sideshow compared to what has been going on as regards to legal immigration into the country for the past 15 odd years. John Howard changed the immigration rules in the early 2000s, with the resulting change being that the average yearly migration rate since that period has been 210,000 people per year whereas previously the average was 70,000.

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The alt right will save music and music will help save our civilization.

Rock and roll. It used to be a thing. Growing up in the late seventies and eighties I caught the tail end of it. There was a brief resurgence in the nineties with bands like Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Tea Party, but the last twenty years have just been tits up as far as rock and popular music is concerned.

There are many reasons for this, not least the breakdown of the entire platform that the music industry existed upon. They had a brief little victory with Napster but it was a pyrrhic victory at best as anyone could tell except for the meat-head members of Metallica. But still, it doesn’t really explain the complete and utter self destruction of rock and popular music.

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Tesla douchebag extreme.

One thing that has surprised me since I arrived in Holland has been the number of Tesla vehicles on the roads. Considering the extremely generous tax breaks that the EU and Holland give to people who buy these vehicles I thought that I’d be seeing a lot more of them. Sure there’s a few around, but it’s nothing like Tesla-city which is what inner Melbourne has become.

I really appreciate seeing Tesla cars because it is an absolutely rock solid method of formally identifying a total douchebag. You can never miss with this one. Just aim in the general direction of the world and the identification process will be complete.

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It’s global warming so we have to take your house.

Just a quick post today about those darn pesky climate hucksters. An article from Watts up with that – Private Home Ownership May Not Be Viable Because Climate:

Western Sydney University Researcher Louise Crabtree, writing for The Conversation, thinks in a world torn by climate disasters ownership of private property may have to be sacrificed, to be replaced by a system of housing cooperatives or a roaming right to reside.

Oh gee. Just a crank, right?

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How to survive and move on from a feminist single mother.

The last time I spoke to my mother was almost nine years ago. I rang to let her know that I was getting married. As we were living on opposite ends of the planet I did not consider this to be an unreasonable way of informing her of the upcoming change to my life. Less than two minutes into what I considered to be a calm and normal conversation, she quietly hung up the phone on me. I stood there looking at the phone in my hand in a dumbfounded way for some moments. My future wife was standing there and asked me what was wrong.

I turned to her and said, “She just cut me loose. She did me the biggest favor possible. Unintentionally of course.”

I have had no contact with her since that moment, and I have no future intention of changing this situation.

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More links, more vids, and more Hawt chicks.

Another week, another few new words in my Dutch vocabulary. The hard part about learning Italian was the grammar. With Dutch, the grammar ain’t hard, it’s the pronunciation that’s a real bitch. I have no idea why they pronounce stuff this way. The only reason that I can think of is that a thousand years ago in The Low Countries everyone had a persistent hacking cough.

I’ll give you an example. A Dutch word that most people are familiar with is Gouda. It’s the name of a famous Dutch cheese, and the name originates from the town where the cheese is made. In English we pronounce this word with a hard G. But in Dutch you pronounce it with an H and you have to spit halfway across the room as you say it, summoning up giant globs of green filth from within your throat as you do so.

I had my first run-in with Dutch bureaucracy this week. I’m not going to lie to you – they were a bunch of assholes – made my life deliberately difficult just because they could. They lied to me by omission, and when I caught them out on their lies they became even more belligerent. But in the end I prevailed. They didn’t get what they wanted and I got what I wanted. Of course, I needed a few stiff drinks after I left in order to calm down, but hey; any excuse will do.

But enough of my Dutch adventures. On to the links.

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Tim Soutphommasane has to go back.

What comes to mind when you read these words: diversity, inclusion, change, best practice for cultural inclusion, starting a conversation? If it’s a mouthful of bile then you’re not alone. Courtesy of The Australian and an article on Tim Soutphommasane, the race discrimination commisar of the Australian Human Rights Commission, I came across a video that was put out by the AHRC last year. Titled, “Leading for change: a blueprint for cultural diveraity and inclusive leadership”, it had very high production values but barely over 1000 views.

I say had because the AHRC took it down about an hour ago which is interesing as taxpayer dollars paid for it in the first place, (I mean surely it’s the property now of the Australian taxpayer.) I still have it open on my browser and can play it but I am unable to download it for your viewing pleasure, (if anyone knows how I can then please let me know.)

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All the indicators are pointing to women being an unmitigated disaster in the workplace.

An unintentionally hilarious article in The Australian today: All the indicators are pointing to a dearth of women in economics.

I wholeheartedly agree that the lack of women in senior roles in business and economic policymaking is bad for our economy and that we are “missing out on the potential contribution (women) have to make as our most senior economic policymakers”.

No reason or evidence is provided as to exactly why the lack of women in these senior roles is bad for the economy. As with everything else to do with feminist ideology it is simply made up on the spot. If the female writer of this drivel is desperate to cast around for a reason as to why there’s no chicks up there in the stratosphere, this example of a distinct lack of empirical evidence to support her wobbly premise is all that she needs to know.

The funniest line in the whole piece comes immediately after:

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Representatives of the people?

Tim Newman had an excellent piece the other day on the subject of Trump’s refusal to be swayed at the G20 summit as regards the Paris Agreement.

But even Trump would probably acknowledge that on this issue, and several others, he is simply representing the interests of the people who elected him. That is his job after all, but Merkel, Macron, and the rest don’t seem to understand this: they talk of changing Trump’s mind as if he’s decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement just for the fun of it, instead of it being something he was specifically elected to do.

It is a very relevant point. Trump is one of the very few politicians in modern times to actually act as he was instructed to do by his fellow countrymen who voted for him. To the other leaders at the G20 summit, elections are something you have to get through so you can then get on with doing whatever fleeting thought bubble takes your fancy.

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Another aboriginal industry example.

Continuing on the theme of last week’s post where I wrote about the ludicrous aboriginal industry, let us examine another example of people participating in this wholesome activity – it’s fun for the whole family!

I do this not so much to name and shame but more to point out the ubiquitous nature of this deceit. It is not hard to find examples of this nature; in fact it is astoundingly simple. I don’t even go in search for them myself. I have simply ‘liked’ a few pages on Facebook that specialize in crowing the wonderful success of aboriginals and how brilliant the entire edifice is working, and all without a shred of self-awareness. They pop up on my feed with a depressing regularity.

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