Apologies

Apologies for the lack of posts. We hope to be back soon.

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  1. No need to apologise. You guys are doing us all a favour with the efforts you’ve put in over the last 9 months (?)…not the other way around.

    Take your time to be satisfied with whatever piece of mind is being sought.

    In the meantime I may just have to indulge in some vicious trolling at Uncle Andrew’s………shudder.

  2. I’m glad this wasn’t precipitated by my derision of the OZ cricket team; I think.

  3. Is an Open Thread possible? I don’t want to wreck this one with fuzzy math.

  4. The Arctic Ice Field(ing) thread is keeping everything going. Nearly 10 days and 500 posts.

  5. Yes we know Adrian 😯 … (another attempt at a smilie).

  6. 🙂

  7. Sorry.

    (Just in case.)

  8. What Tony said.

  9. Thanks for all the good work Reb. Have a fine break and, hopefully, we’ll be debating with you again … soon!

  10. Hi Ray (and everyone else)

    Please join us over at The Gutter where our happy little family is continuing the discussion while we do some renovations here at Blogocrats.

    And can everyone please stop apologising..!!

    🙂

  11. I’m still trying to work out what sort of social experiment you two are conducting here. You couldn’t be going to all this trouble just to shake off the one (or more?) commenter(s) who appear(s) to have worn out their welcome.

    Can you?

  12. If I told you Tony, it would kind of spoil the mystique don’t you think?

  13. Yes, but the suspense is killing me.

  14. I know. That’s the whole idea!

  15. Ah, so a secret list does exist!

  16. Krystalnacht!!!

  17. If a blog dies in cyberspace and nobody’s around to witness it, does it make a difference?

  18. It smells musty in here.

    My dog loves eating peanuts.

    Australia is being slaughtered in the cricket.

    🙂

  19. Another victory against the VLWC Tony!

    Your work here is done my friend.

    Your next mission is disinfecting the gutter.

  20. WHO CARES !!!

  21. Well, it looks like this blog has been abandoned, reminds me of a couple we know.

    Marty and Judy had great times in the beginning but when faced with adversity they could not handle it, they would fight and seek solace in making up but they refused to face their problems so they thought that moving to SA would reanimate the good times that they craved for.

    Still not completely happy they decided to wed and have a child…after a brief period of bliss they slipped into conflict as they still could not handle adversity then found a kind of unity in blaming all and sundry for their situation which mostly was of their own making.

    This situation was unsustainable and they reverted to fighting and blaming each other for their loss of bliss and eventually went their own ways to seek this lost bliss and to this day can not accept that they both were equally guilty as in conflict there can not only be one guilty party!

    Life is not about constant bliss…life is facing one challenge after another and dealing with such, all people fail at some time, some learn, some don’t, some run and some won’t!

    I think I’ll hang around here and if I’m talking in an empty square, so be it!

  22. It has not been abandoned…. just undergoing some changes.

  23. I’ve noticed a lot of bad feelings on other blogs over the last few months and can’t put my finger exactly on the cause…Jack the Insider believes it might be the gloomy weather but I believe it is much deeper.

    Maybe the doom and gloom relating to the GFC that is trotted out daily by the MSM might be getting people down that have lived through the boom times and can’t accept that this will not last forever?

    Maybe it is people expected change when the new government was elected and thus far have seen not much and what they have seen, has no positive influence on their existence?

    I expected more from this government but the reality is it is rather easy to say “we are going to do this and we are going to do that” whilst in opposition but the reality is once in government one must formulate a clear cut plan paying attention to the constraints and overcoming the impediments, which is a rather tall order that requires true conviction that would ignore perceived public opinion to attain betterment/change for this nation.

    Maybe there will be more focus in the government’s second term but I’m not too confident.

  24. Speaking of blogs…I see the PM has one up which asks the basic question…

    “How do you think we can make Australians more aware that we need to act on climate change now?”

    http://www.pm.gov.au/PM_Connect/PMs_Blog/Climate_Change_Blog

    I see a lot of Bolt bloggers have contributed the usual stuff but no input to the question posed by the PM!

    I’m there putting my cause across in segments but will finish off on my belief that there has to be a shift to using sustainability as the issue to unite Australia rather than concentrating on Climate Change as that is dividing us.

  25. scaper…, on July 19th, 2009 at 12:28 pm Said:
    “Maybe it is people expected change when the new government was elected and thus far have seen not much and what they have seen, has no positive influence on their existence?”

    scaper, I think this has come about because far too many people believe they are passengers on a free ride, preferring to leave their destiny in the hands of others, expecting to be delivered safely to their preferred destination, and every ready to lay the blame on someone else if they should veer off course or fall behind schedule.
    Compare this to the situation found in some third world countries where not only is there no free ride, but no-one goes anywhere unless they are all prepared to get out and push, and they are able to find some sense of accomplishment each step forward even though it does roll back onto them occasionally.

  26. johnd, I believe that there is no such thing in life as a free ride as someone or something has to pay for the journey…be it the past or future generations but someone has to pay!

    It irks me somewhat when I hear “the lucky country” as there was no luck but the toils of earlier generations to create the country we live in and the opportunities afforded to successive generations but those efforts can only sustain us for so long before we have to contribute to ensure future generations are afforded what we carelessly take for granted.

    As a nation we have become somewhat micro-insular to a point where there is no real society, we are just scrambling to get our piece of the pie with no regards for the others or the future.

    I don’t see any societal shift in the future…at times I believe only a major tragedy will achieve such as after all these years of civilisation and so called enlightenment we seem to only learn the hard way.

  27. I’ve noticed a lot of bad feelings on other blogs over the last few months and can’t put my finger exactly on the cause…Jack the Insider believes it might be the gloomy weather but I believe it is much deeper.

    The conservatives get real shirty when thrown out of power. Look at the pure hatred of Rudd, simply because he humiliated Howard. Also, look at Turdbull, who couldn’t even wait for an election before trying to get into the big chair- using a faked email what’s more! Their pain is palpable.

  28. “The conservatives get real shirty when thrown out of power. Look at the pure hatred of Rudd, simply because he humiliated Howard.”

    I see plenty of pure hatred from both sides, it all depends on what site I visit to the proportions.

    I see Labor supporters criticising the PM and same for Liberal supporters concerning the opposition leader.

    Maybe we are seeing the onset of mediocrity to be polite, that has been the standard of state politicians occurring in the federal political sphere?

  29. scaper…, on July 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm Said:
    “It irks me somewhat when I hear “the lucky country” ”

    scaper, I’m exactly the same, probably my most disliked phrase.

    “As a nation we have become somewhat micro-insular to a point where there is no real society, we are just scrambling to get our piece of the pie with no regards for the others or the future.”

    Agree again, but the worst part is if that can be seen by some who are an integral part of our society, then it must be even easier for those on the outside looking in to see also.
    I had very little appreciation of the forces driving our society until I relocated overseas about three decades ago, and then not only was able to gain the perspective of looking in from outside, but was able measure how we were changing against other benchmarks of the real world.

  30. johnd, what really hit me when I travelled was the fact that most don’t live like Australians which was a naive assumption, what we take for granted most were striving to attain which was the bare essentials so there is obviously a “values” issue here.

    Maybe that is where the problems?

    Our distorted values due to society’s imbalance from who we are to what we are…we are judging on affluence, ideology and status in the rat race rather than true qualities of character.

    Maybe that explains what I believe to be declining political candidature where our warped values dictates that the top dogs fit the criteria?

  31. Ping-pong anyone?

  32. scaper…, on July 19th, 2009 at 6:48 pm Said:
    “Maybe that explains what I believe to be declining political candidature where our warped values dictates that the top dogs fit the criteria?”

    Exactly. I believe the old adage that every country gets the government it deserves. I also believe that the government is a reflection of society. For Australia, a change of government might mean some tweaking for the sake of tweaking, but the individuals will still have much the same strengths and weaknesses as before.

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