For the moment work outside has come to a halt. It was raining for much of yesterday and it’s raining again today. I realise that probably makes me a bit of a woos – not getting out there and shifting the rock in the cold and the pouring rain, but there you are – guilty as charged. I might be annoyed at the weather but I bet you Weed Central is loving it. If it dries up during the day I might get something done. I was also thinking of taking a run out to somewhere along the highway and have a look at what’s around. It would be great if we still had
Kangaroos wandering at the far end of the road – where everything used to end. I have not seen any wildlife since the area was fenced off and they started building houses there. It’s also meant that I have had to change where I take Chienne walking since the route we used to take is fenced off now.
One week from today and I go down to pick Catherine up from Adelaide Airport. We will be staying overnight in South Terrace before heading north in the morning – probably have breakfast along the way. Herself is very excited – you can tell be the way she has panic attacks every five minutes :o)
The rain stopped and after lunch I went out and finished off the work I had to do. That is it – well not really, because I have decided on a change that will extend the stone area by about four or five feet into the washing ( crazy paving) area. It will not impact on where she works and will help to create a better looking area all round.
At the risk of offending people, I have to confess that there are times when I despair of South Australia in particular and Australia in general. Inattention, drove through a give way sign, killed four people – suspended sentence. In New South Wales – Man arrested – kidnapped and raped five children – three of these little children, one 9 years old, one 17 year old, held a knife to their throat and told the young children that if they made a sound he would kill them. He got 12 years – just over 2 years per child- and it’s not even 12 years – he’ll be out in seven. It occurs to me that we as a society don’t have to really do or say anything that could bring the law into disrepute – they are doing a very good job on their own without any outside help. Did you know that you can score a 25% discount on a sentence if you plead guilty and save the state the cost of a trial? That’s not justice – that’s money. No wonder people want to come to Australia – you can do just about anything, get a slap on the wrist, told you are naughty and sent home. I mean by his actions – He Killed Four People – he can go home – they can’t – ever. I think there is something to be said for the American system where you get to elect judges or vote them out of office, but I suppose even that has flaws. Having said that I do so like the American sentencing system – life means life – 99 years sounds good.
Got all excited for a little while. I found a little Maltese wandering around looking kind of lost. I didn’t want to leave her so I brought her inside, as I was going out at the time.
Took Annabell to the hairdresser and then came back to attend to the little one. Chienne was no problem – well two girls together, what more needs to be said :0) We fed her and watered her then I put a collar and a lead on her and took her out to walk round the area. After about ten minutes this guy comes running out and calls the dog by name and she runs to him – so we found her daddy, who was very pleased and happy to have her back. Didn’t get a photograph to the two girls together but at least the little one is now home safe and sound.
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I feel your pain on the fencing of the land. It seems every year another of our haunts for Sunday Family Desert Walks has been turned into a City-ot (my play on Idiot) walking trail – leashed dogs only, no wildlife allowed, throw your trash everywhere, or bladed for a new luxury subdivision. It would be nice to have things be left alone for a while.
As far as the American justice system – you are slightly misinformed. Overcrowding of our prison systems means life sentences are often commuted, and the criminals are set free. At the same time, racial bias as well as over sentencing for non-violent crimes is extremely widespread. My personal take – for violent crimes, murders, and any crime against a child – when there is absolutely no question that the suspect is guilty, the Chinese method works for me.