Daily Archives: July 7, 2012


The Long War — Turnstyle hosts WikiLeakes

‘Those masters plan wars in tall towers But do they think of the children and the flowers? They conscript women to kill But care not a damn Young people’s blood Flows out of their bodies Now buried in the sand … Continue reading


Rallies on Vic. building industry code and jobs in the mining industry

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 YouTube of Kevin Bracken’s (MUA, state secretary) speech on 4th July outside Parliament House in Melbourne during the building workers stop work and rally. About 12,000 construction workers at a stop work rally protested against Victorian government’s new building industry … Continue reading


Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?

Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?? My take on this is that what we are seeing in Australia is a complete failure to implement good long term energy policy to support the development … Continue reading

Je m’apelle a winner babe

Our best bet for Australia today is Glaneuse, a 6-year-old gelding by Blevic out of the mare Qu’Appelle.

Qu’Appelle. is French for What’s your Name  and is also the name of a Canadian village.

French artist JeanFrançois Millet (October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) painted the famous Les Glaneuses or The Gleaners oil-on-canvas in 1857.

Les Galneuses
Glaneuses were women who collected fruit or vegetables left on the ground during harvesting,

In Millet’s painting the women are collecting corn.

Today we can eat corn or cake or caviare or whatever we like. Today’s the day we take the bookies to the gleaners.

On a sadder note, South Australian sire Blevic died this week, aged 20.

Blevic never sired a champion horse but, In his sixteen seasons he served 1218 mares with his fertility rate more than 90 per cent. He obviously had a bit of fun.

He is the sire of 331 winners including stakes performers Moudre,, Shewan, Exalted Ego, Under The Bridge and Exalted Lad.