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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

happy new Year, world!

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what  could be a better place for spending the new year!

A BRAVE NEW WORLD!

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Aldous Huxley was a visionary when he wrote  1984.. the rich and powerful are taking over the world and most of us have no clue for what we could be in store for...I hope my son will be ready for this naturally unstable earth where life exists and clings on to this little planet...

mermaid Xmas!

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what could be a better present than to have my family here for Christmas???
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summer solstice and full moon eclipsed over our paradise!

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other than being the most gorgeous evening and an irate neighbor who asked me to leave our front yard, ive had a swonderful few days with my family... {amazing how a bloke renting can push around someone who actually owns part of the land..} full moon after the summer solstice...magical evenings this lucky evening
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today was another happy Sunday morning handicap race... we did 3 races around 400 meters in the very mild surf (which favors the strong swimmers)...holding back a little but knowing that I've reached another level, able to stay ahead of some of the stronger swimmers and knowing when I don't let the others know what kind of final leg I have when I catch that winning wave!! Next sunday will be a fun day for Boxing day when I can go all out without fear of increased handicap... perhaps some will then see my strength if they don't already..
Thanks for the insightful comment, Markus M... I have a feeling I might have met u or someone with that spelling of the name..I also had a student in one of my classes with a name called Markos...

"It's time for you to wake up.
I have woken up far away from the greed of the Republicons and the Demoncrats who have had to buy into the corporate greed of the Repubs in order to survive.. Look at Poor Obama now forced to
let the rich one percent continue to get richer while the deficit expands!
This isn't about Republicans or Democrats. It's not a right wing issue or a left wing issue. They are both guilty and it's silly to keep pointing out who did what the worst. This is about GREEDY men doing what greedy men do best. They take and then take some more, and more. Corruption is rampant in politics and in business.


I agree in most respects, except that the country would not be in the sad shape that is in right now... Gore would not have started a war in revenge for his …

Darth Cheney of the evil empire escapes justice for the right amount ! a bribe for a bribe...isnt that what republicons are about??

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It is so sad what has happened to our country , that we voted for crooked criminals that are only after more money in their own pocket..."u can fool some of the people some of the time and some (right wing rednecks and Fox News lovers) of the ignorant americans all of the time, but cant fool all the people all of the time" except in this sad country that I still love...
these criminals that our country voted for are laughing their way to the banks!!



Former Vice President Dick (Darth) Cheney, who has been charged with bribery by Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, may avoid the charges if Halliburton instead pays a hefty fine, reports Reuters. Nigeria is considering a deal in which the energy company would pay $250 million in lieu of prosecution.


Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the anti-corruption agency, said that the sum would include $130 million frozen in Switzerland, with the rest paid in fines, reports Reuters.


In order for the deal to move forward, it must be approved b…
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"squirrel smoking marijuana" and "sexy witch" comes up frequently when folks do searches...along with sharks, Nimbin and hippy culture 

so many things to tell u about and so little time before I go for my swim in the surf again... tomorrow is the big 55!! (is that like the new 35??).. wanna get up early before 6 , make the freshly ground italian coffee and a little bite for me and Colin
and we are off..., to swim with the lifeguards for their workout and sprint past the large waves when we all take the rip out... so many ideas that Id like to visit with you about if I could squeeze more hours into the day.. one thought is how we often feel overwhelmed about things and then if we have a good sleep, all your thoughts can be put into a more manageable perspective the next day!!

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What dad wants his son to go to war when it's really about oil??

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so wonderful being a father!
when you buy petrol(gasoline) think of the lives that were lost so you could consume it!!

 Richard Holbrooke is dead. The diplomat was 69. (from Huffpo)
 WASHINGTON — Richard Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, died Monday, the State Department said. He was 69.

Calling Holbrooke "a true giant of American foreign policy," Obama paid homage to the veteran diplomat as "a truly unique figure who will be remembered for his tireless diplomacy, love of country, and pursuit of peace." Holbrooke deserves credit for much of the progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the president said.

Holbrooke, whose forceful style earned him nicknames such as "The Bulldozer" and "Raging Bull," was admitted to the hospital on Friday after becoming ill at the Sta…

SURFOTOPIA....

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My little family making it to this little place far far away...in a magical kingdom...could be a happy family...  all going out early before the sun gets too high to build a sand castle and waiting for the high tide to take all we accomplished away...   are we waiting for the Tsunami, or the continents to subduct under the ocean... this little area  could easily be washed away with a 10 meter tidal wave... so learn to enjoy every moment in the now thankful that we shared life with all the other organisms, past and present...for what ends?? ...to survive and go on ...and breath the oxygen and swim again in the water...
 
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Prince of Mermaid Beach

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It's a Brave New World my young son has entered...ummm let's see... what will his world be like when he is my age and perhaps he has children and maybe continues on our family history in Oz?? Will he be bringing up his family on this precious beach where the overpopulating population wants to escape to?? He has this wonderful spot to inherit or...God only knows the future? It is a scary future with all the Wiki leaks finally exposing our corrupt leaders who have been getting away with shafting the people for their own profit... will the govt. be watching all of us carefully as they have been watching Julian  Assange, the Aussie bloke who is turning over the real history of the world??

I had written a whole bunch more revealing information and it was lost into cyberspace!
today was a beautiful day!

My family is back in Oz!

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it begins much earlier in the morning with my son waking up at 5 and just letting him run loose before he wakes us completely up by 6 or sometimes 7... I swim with the lifeguards early Wed. morning while my son watches and plays briefly with Stu  giving my mate a chance to sleep in or she gives me a chance...and afterwards I reward my love with freshly ground coffee ...coaxing my wife downstairs trying to get her to have a little sunshine to brighten her day...Colin is more afraid of the water this time...but gradually he gains confidence when he sees other children out on the beach and swimming...

as I grow older, I see how a good life can be like finding the right rip current  that finds it's the way through the overwhelming waves...I take that rip out past those challenging waves and then I swim over to where the waves are with me and you take that winning wave home!!
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wwhat a cool weekend at Brunswick Heads!!

When will we put these neocon crooks that fucked our country in jail and let the world know how they fucked us?

(excuse the French)

from Huffpo:
Nigerian authorities will charge former Vice President Dick Cheney over a bribery scandal that is alleged to involve Halliburton, BusinessWeek reports. An arrest warrant "will be issued and transmitted through Interpol," said Godwin Obla, the prosecuting counsel at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria.

The charges center on an alleged $180 million bribery payment used to secure a $6 billion liquefied natural gas contract. Prosecutors are also looking into international companies Saipem and Technip. Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, before becoming George W. Bush's running mate. "As the CEO of Halliburton, he has the responsibility for acts that occurred during that period," Obla told the AFP.

Nigeria arrested 12 employees of Halliburton earlier in the week, reports Reuters. The firm's offices in Nigeria were raided by anti-corruption police, although the company said that the detention…
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it was great competing with my tribe/team in the Brunswick head carnival! I came in second in the over 50 swim race...there were a lot of swimmers but only one other in my age group!

Blessed or lucky??

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I've been thinking how fortunate I have been ...but it was making the right decisions...but then luck could be going my way for a change or maybe we could be blessed???.. the emotional roller coaster of life..who would have ever thought that I would ever be a daddy except these wild ideas within my own heart??? there are things we cant explain.. and I tell my wife if God is behind all that is happening, then that is great!! and say Hallelujah! I said a prayer to the heavens for help that lonely night in Arkansas...and my friend Steve soon after called..as if he could what u could an angel in human form sent to help you... God only knows...having a son is beyond my wildest imagination... to hear him say Hi Daddy every morning now ..gives me the warmest feelings... and if there is a God, I want to thank him/her/it...
I was worried about passing the proficiency for my bronze and it went so well this evening with my chosen tribe of oz... we all want to feel part of different tribes..and it'…
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