The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
[Adopted and proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948]
Hi! My name is Boy. I'm a male bi-coloured tabby cat. Ever since I discovered that Malcolm Turnbull's dogs were allowed to blog, I have been pestering Clarencegirlto allow me a small space on North Coast Voices.
An Ican't believe my earsmusing: The July 2014 Clarence Valley Council Environment, Planning And Works Committee meeting stuck in the memory of many in the valley because of the number of times various councillors stated that they were concerned about a development application/s but were going to vote for it anyway. One councillor stated words to the effect that he had concerns or objections covering one entire DA but was voting it through anyway. Oh dear......
A lotsa moolamusing: Did you know that in the 2o12-13 financial year Clarence Valley Council management handled two Code of Conduct complaints at a total cost of $19,900.
A price risemusing:From 1 July 2014 cat and dog lifetime registration fees in New South Wales will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index.
A qwertymusing: There have been a few giggles round the catnip patch after my friend Rex the German Shepherd told us that a certain hinterland-based Clarence Valley councillor has taken to telling people that it was a typo which saw one document sent to the Division of Local Government wrongly assert that an unnamed councillor had been found to have breached the Code of Conduct. Sniggers grew when more and more moggies realized that “0”and “1” are on opposite sides of the qwerty keyboard and, someone on council needed to have a prodigious hand span to achieve the so-called typo.
Because Clarence Valley Council has not removed the incorrect document from its website or asked Google to remove it from its search engine results – feel free to view this outrageous re-writing of local government history here. Because it doesn't take a genius to identify the councillor in question, the fact that Council has left the unemended document online probably leaves it open to being taken to court.
A stock exchangemusing: Ever since I fell in love with that foxy young ginger cat fighting for market share in a Whiskas commercial, I've been a keen observer (between naps) of stocks and trading floor weirdness. So I noticed that on 8 May 2014 Twenty-First Century Fox Inc removed itself from the Australian Stock Exchange. One less reason for the national media to pretend that Rupert Murdoch is an Aussie business mogul?
An unbelievably stupid decisionmusing: In June 2014Origin Energy placed one of its longtime NSW North Coast customers on a 12 month Financial Difficulty payment schedule - even though that person's account was over $800 in credit at the time. I say well done, Origin, your call centres have managed to annoy, upset and alienate one elderly customer. #FAIL
An I can't believe I heard thatmusing:Which NSW North Coast mayor said he could be trusted ‘because I have the numbers‘?
A parrotedmusing: Crazy the cockateil who spends his 'holidays' in my home wonders why Tony Abbott's master, News Corp, is insisting plain packaging doesn't work when data says otherwise.
926,994 views on YouTube after 6 days & as of early morning 9 June 2014.
An ongoing sagamusing:NSW Police v Geoffrey William Leviny, Maclean Court House, 9.30am 10 June 2014, Mention (Police), Criminal, Case # 201300148044.
A let's kill anything that movesmusing: 583. Mr Borsak [Leader of the Shooters & Fishers Party] to move—That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 to repeal prohibitions on the use and operation of game parks.(Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Repeal of Game Park Prohibitions) Bill) (Notice given 27 March 2012) NSW Hansard 15 May 2014
A thought to ponder:
In case of bushfire or flood - do you have an emergency evacuation plan for the family pet?
An adoption musing: Every week on the NSW North Coast a number of cats and dogs find themselves without a home. If you want to do your bit and give one bundle of joy a new family, contact Happy Paws on 0419 404 766 or your local council pound.