I then asked them twice (maybe even three times), via Twitter, whom these countries are, that are so envious of Australia’s new superannuation.
One would think that something that great would easily, and proudly, be backed up with sources. But alas… All I heard, yet again, were the crickets chirping.
PM Julia Gillard managed to make another ridiculous claim last night on Q&A on ABC. Arguing that compulsory voting is the best form of voting, using USA, with its non-compulsory voting, as an example how it does not work because their gun laws are so flawed.
Completely ignoring the fact that most European countries also use non-compulsory voting. Norway, Sweden and The Netherlands, to mention only a few, seem to doing pretty well without forcing its residents to vote.
No wonder Australians seem to hate and distrust their own politicians so much when they make such broad and sweeping claims without providing any evidence.
The only thing compulsory voting provides is pretty statistics.
I tried strong and extra strong snus last week. It was very different, and very strong. Actually, it was stronger than I anticipated. Almost like trying snus for the first time again.
The first snus of the day went from being a nice ritual to something that I just had to get through — not a good sign.
It was then with relief I opened a tin of regular snus Friday last week. However, now that I am close to running out of snus again, due to a very late shipment, I toy with the idea of maybe using strong snus instead — at least just now and then.
The thing that I discovered with strong and extra strong snus is that it kind of fills you up pretty well with nicotine. As in, the urge for another hit comes way later than with regular strength snus.
It is still something I need to contemplate for a bit. Weighing up my options, as one have to do in a country that tries to lock rest of the world out under the guise of protecting its citizens.
I’ve jokingly called Australia, United States of Australia, but it might be more correct to call it, Democratic People’s Republic of Australia.
A government should protect its citizens, no doubt about that, but not at the cost of the citizens’ freedoms.