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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..13 April 2014

You can call me cynical if you like but there is just something not quite right about the abduction of Chloe Campbell. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy this little girl has been reunited with her family, but there is really something “funny”, and I don’t mean funny haha, I mean funny peculiar, about the whole situation.

Last night we had a lovely meal and Ryan and Melissa’s, and two year old Calais kept us all laughing. It was great to see Cody as we have missed him terribly, and I enjoyed watching The Never Ending Story again, well the end of it anyway. Bailey did not quite seem himself but he is a teenager, and is at that age where pushing one’s boundaries seems to be the current state of play. He is doing quite well at high school though which is good.

Dare I say it, dare I say it, what the hell I am gonna say it. The Mighty Adelaide Crows are back on track, yes they took a slight detour but things are looking up. I am very tempted, given the current odds, to put a bet on them to win the 2014 AFL Premiership, I would make a killing if they pulled that off.

The federal government, in particular the Treasurer Joe Hockey, is getting caned in the press and social media alike, for even daring to suggest lifting the pension age to 70. I already have to work until I am 67 so what is another three years. Get your act together people, we are all living longer and healthier lives, something has to give. At every hint of a tax hike the majority of you complain, well just sit down and think about where we would be, where our country would be, if successive governments did not lift taxes. Do not think for one minute that the Labour Party would not be forced to do the same thing one day, albeit thinly disguised as something else, at least this government is being up front. It is all just basic accounting really, you cannot pay out more than you take in, not without a continued deficit which is not good for anyone.

Now I have a bit of a gripe, I am sick and tired of game requests and pokes on Facebook. I appreciate Facebook for what it is, but I am tired of all the other crap that goes with it. I love reading your posts and looking at your photographs, but I do not have the time nor the inclination to play games. Sorry!

 

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2 Comments

  1. MrJohnson says:

    We are definitely living longer but I don’t know about healthier I agree that raising the age to be able to collect pension makes sense but I can also see why people would really hate that. I mean really really hate that. It’s like giving a prisoner another 3 years. It would be even more frustrating if your body is already not working very well at 65. Although I guess just because the age to be eligible to collect pension goes up doesn’t necessarily mean one has to work up until that age.

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