Again I ask how a major newspaper blog site can allow such lax moderation standards as that at Piers Akerman‘s. I think alluding to the PM as having a criminal history is worthy of a defamation action while calling her shit and an arsehole is just crude vulgarity. But as Piers and his News Ltd cronies always tell us, the Labor government and Julia Gillard are arroding our freedom of speech.
Surely allowing comments calling the PM a traitor is not good. Nor is calling for the army to revolt. Are people so unhinged or is it just that Piers attracts these looneys.
In March I decided to lash out and purchase a new iPhone 4S. Last Wednesday I upgraded the operating system software… And that’s where my troubles began. Since then I have had no sound. I can’t hear people who I ring and Those who ring me, I can’t even hear the bloody thing ring. There’s no sound on any of the apps or games either.
Today I took the phone to Chadstone to repair. First I went to Vodafone where the ‘nerd’ pretended it was an unusual problem. (It ain’t, there are hundreds of pages at Apple’s online forum dedicated to this issue!) he said he could send it to the Vodafone tech but that would take between 5-10 working days to get my phone repaired. I then went to the Apple Store where the tech again feigned disbelief at this problem. It couldn’t possibly be the software upgrade that caused this issue! Do they think I’m stupid? Do they think I wouldn’t have checked the Internet to see if anyone else has had this problem?
Anyway I have made an appointment to see a tech tomorrow to repair the phone. I think the phone is great when it works but to have a problem like this is unacceptable. They better repair the phone to my satisfaction, but I must say I’m not impressed.
Back in the 90s I was a fan of what was then known as J-Pop. That is pop/rock music played by Japanese all girl bands singing in Engrish. OK, I admit that I wasn’t all that into the scene but I was a fan of Shonen Knife and even went so far as buying a few of their albums.
Yesterday David Penberthy wrote an article on Murdoch’s The Punch website talking about how there are some people who are quite unhinged when it comes to discussing politics and that he thought it was Tony Abbott‘s fault because he wants power at any cost. It was an interesting read but it ignored one big factor in the unhinging… the Murdoch press. Maybe Penbo didn’t want to bite the hand that feeds him but spend just a minute reading Andrew Bolt‘s latest blog entry and you’d think that we are living under a dictatorship. Then there is Piers Akerman, who describes Prime Minister Gillard as odious. Just one look at the comments he, as a moderator, allows to be published unchallenged is quite an eye opener.