Saturday, January 26, 2008

Why does it matter?

All the talk out of America is either the pending Recession with the crashing of Wall Street or the coming Election.
I like so many others are interested in the Election.... but not for the reasons of so many others, not being American I find their process confusing, just plain boring... but my interest lies in the Hillary and Obama.... however not looking at the standard will he be first black president or will she be the first female president.... 

I am taking the opinion of "Why the hell does it matter? "
In this the 21st Century should it matter the colour or gender of a person and why are we so preoccupied with these two parts of a human...
The fact that a person is of any colour or gender really does not show their worth as a person 
or their ability to perform a job...and in this day and age should be known.
The point is should it matter and why! 
Following the broadcasts and the public opinion coming out of the US, 
it appears there is still a large population whose thoughts are wholly based on these two points.
It is shameful to think that some people are still so narrow minded that they even notice and categorise a person based on these two facts, facts that the person themself have had no input into, no choice into etc.... My final point to you to ponder is why has taken this long to even have two candidates 
who are neither white nor male, and why hasnt this been challenged previously... 
the glass ceiling and all that perhaps after all it is apparently a mans world
but women are the majority gender on this planet and maybe we should start letting 
the guys know who is really in charge.... 
It really doesnt matter who is President all that should be taken into account is who will do the best job.
When there is true equality in all things it wont matter anymore...
So does Gender and skin colour matter to you......?
Will you be basing decision on these two facts or on what matters policy and potential?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Are we Doing Enough?

Happy New year All

I have been following the progress of the anti whaling protests over the past few weeks and was surprised (only a little ) to find this story hitting the headlines:

Posted Fri Jan 4, 2008 11:24am AEDT Updated Fri Jan 4, 2008 11:37am AEDT

The Oceanic Viking remains docked in WA!

Greenpeace says it is not concerned that the Federal Government has reneged on promise to monitor the Japanese whaling campaign.
The Government said it would send Fisheries ship Oceanic Viking to Antarctic waters to photograph Japanese whaling operations, but the ship remains docked in Western Australia.
The Federal Opposition has criticised the Government over the apparent delay, but Greenpeace says it is not worried.
Anti-whaling campaigner Rob Nicoll says he expects the ship to leave early in the new year.
"It's not a surprise and we're not concerned that they're not going to make good on their commitment," he said.
"There was a mention that it wouldn't take place till early in the new year, so hopefully any day now."

So should this ship be sent?
Can we do more...?
How do we stop this rediculious slaughter?