Welcome to Janet's Blog

I first used this blog to publish "Trash" before I knew about ebooks. I wrote "Trash" twenty years ago. The novel explains why, in the original version of "If not for the tomatoes" Annie wrote: "We had aliens come and tell us". It wasn't Al Gore at all.

Annie isn't the hero of "Trash", but she has her own story ( a much more polished novel). Go to smashwords.com and look for "Tipping Point". (Follow the link to the right.)

If you're a first time visitor to my blog, try reading "If not for the tomatoes" first. (It's the short story in Annie's future - look in 6/5/07) This is only half the story, though. The complete story that inspired Tipping Point appears in my other blog as "Our choices".

To begin reading "Trash", start at 17/6/07. (Many apologies for the poor navigation.)


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Budget Blues

So . . . the age of entitlement has ended. Well, if you're poor, or old, or sick, or unemployed it has. I haven't noticed anything in the budget that will make the obscenely wealthy actually make a reasonable contribution to this country they have violated to obtain their riches.

Will it be clear to the Australian public that we now have a government that is pursuing an agenda that will dismantle social welfare in favour of benefitting those who already enjoy the most advantage? Maybe . . . for a little while. But you can bet that the next two years will be a process of sweetening the electorate, instilling fear and bullying us into forgetting enough to vote for the Liberals again. After all - you can't trust the Greens or Labor. They might go and try to ensure a fair deal for every-one again!

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