09 August, 2019

“Gun Control to Donald Trump
Gun Control to Donald Trump
Take your prozac pills & put your holster on
Gun Control to Donald Trump (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
Check legislation & may God's love be with you (two, one, liftoff)...
This is Gun Control to Donald Trump
You've really made the grade
And the people want to know why you don’t care
Now it's time to leave the Trump tower if you dare...
"This is Donald Trump to Gun Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm voting in a most peculiar way
Hollywood stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tower
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do
Though we’re past one thousand deaths
I'm feeling very still
And I think the NRA knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Gun Control to Donald Trump
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Donald Trump?
Can you hear me, Donald Trump?
Can you hear me, Donald Trump?
Can you "Here am I floating 'round my tower
Far above the earth
U.S. of emergency is blue
And there's nothing I can do"
#mentalwellbeing #guncontrol #Bowie #Trump

14 March, 2019

Lara Bingle in the wind

Goodbye Morrison
Though I never knew
Like Steve Bradbury on your feet
While those around you fell

They crawled back to Dickson
And they challenged Mal Function
They set you in the Lodge
And had the polls to blame

And it seems to me you live your life
like Lara Bingle in the wind
Never knowing who to turn to
When the rot set in

And I would have never voted for you
But I am just a kid
Your mandate burned out long before
Your ego never did

Energy policy is tough
The multinationals don't play
Canberra created a bubble
And no taxes were paid

Even when you lost
Oh, the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Morrison was found ineptitude.

Goodbye Morrison
From the asylum seekers in detention
Who sees you as nothing more than tryranical
More than just a ScoMo

18 February, 2019

Procurement and fixed priced contracts

As I rode my bicycle to work this morning, I was contemplating short trip transportation business models.  I have background in sustainability, procurement and/or sustainable procurement.

As I crossed the Story Bridge, I saw a City Cat.  I contemplated the cost of operation and the price paid by consumers.

People swipe on, and swipe off for a fixed price contract (despite the warnings from Chris de Burgh).

Taxi passengers, do not fix their price and are charged by flag fall, distance and duration of their journey.

Uber have disrupted the market with fixed prices.

Now Lime scooters are disrupting the transport market further.

All the while, I am causing a minor disruption of my own, by riding my bicycle to work.  I don't have to pay the ferryman,