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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..23 May 2013

Like most people I am sickened by the callous murder of a soldier in London by what are believed to be Islamic Extremists. I know there are good and bad in every race, I know there are good and bad in every religion, it is just unfortunate that the Extremists and their cowardly actions get all the press coverage. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a good news story about Islam.

These events only re-emphasise for me just how lucky we are here in Australia. I am not naive enough to think it could never happen here, I daresay our luck will run out one day. I am not forgetting what happened in Bali, I just hope that terrorism of any kind will not find its way to our shores. The slaughter of innocents cannot be tolerated.

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Hazel Hawke, the ex-wife of former Prime Minster Bob Hawke, the former First Lady of Australia. In my opinion Mrs Hawke was the most loved and hardest working of our first ladies, she was certainly no accessory to Bob Hawke.

Today is also a dark day for the Australian motor vehicle industry with Ford announcing the closure of its manufacturing plant. Let us hope that General Motors Holden do not go the same way, it is unfortunate that it is cheaper for Australians to buy imports, but you cannot blame people in these tough economic times.

I had quite a good day at the office today, I achieved a lot but for some reason my mood darkened on the way home and I cannot explain why. I am not being horrible, just sullen, a horrible feeling. If I cannot understand this feeling how can I expect anyone else to. Perhaps a good nights sleep will help, it can’t hurt.

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