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Get Vaxxed Baby

C’mon Australia, get vaccinated!

Scott Morrison Says Stop It!

This video is just too funny not to share.

It’s in the same theme as the hilarious classic Bob Newhart Stop It! video.

Thank you Inner Outer Health in Melbourne for sharing!

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020. Google summarised the year quite succinctly in this 3-minute video.

If you want to make 2021 better than 2020, you need to create a list of New Year’s Resolutions.

Fake news, echo chambers and escalating social polarisation explained

We all can see the fake news and social media echo chambers in play. Peter Ellerton, a director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and a lecturer in critical thinking and education, argues that while:

“all people are worthy of respect, not all ideas deserve the same treatment. “​

Only when we separate our ideas from our identities are we are able to look at ideas through the lens of a brutal meritocracy, so we can discriminate between a good or bad idea without disrespecting the person who delivered it.

Sadly and predictably, this message won’t get to those who most need to hear it – UNLESS you forward it on to anyone you think has constricted thinking and flawed reasoning. There is no need to reveal that to them, just suggest they might know ‘friends’ who could benefit from 8 minutes of wisdom.

Be the change you want to see in the world. Otherwise, you’re part of the problem.

The oceans need our help to cut out plastics

I found theàis amazing video as a link in a Top3 email , Top3 is a retailer of gorgeous design products with a socially conscious perspective.

It is shocking to think:

BY THE YEAR 2050 THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN THAN FISH

Sydney Squash Academy takes on Handstand Challenge

Sydney Squash’s Academy – the East Coast Squash Academy has thrown down the gauntlet with the squash version of the handstand challenge.

You can watch American gymnastics icon and legend Simone Biles do the handstand challenge – her unique way…!

 

 

 

It’s The Most Wonderful Time For A Beer

Celebrating Christmas Cheer in true blue Aussie fashion…

Smells Like Ship!

Ultimate Edge Communications Wins 2018’s Best Christmas Ad for RedBalloon campaign

Ultimate Edge Communications has achieved the perfect result to deliver this year’s best Australian Christmas campaign.

Cubery, a tech-driven research and insights agency, has tested the effectiveness of 13 leading Christmas campaigns and discovered this festive season, one ad stands head and shoulders above the others. They made a list, checked it twice and named UEC’s campaign for RedBalloon “Break with Tradition” as the most effective Christmas ad of the 2018 festive season.

Click here to have a look.

 

Father’s Day Campaign – In True Blue Aussie Style

Every once in a while “you know you’re Australian” when you see an ad that with our unique sense of humour. Ultimate Edge Communications hit the nail on the head for Red Balloon’s recent Father’s Day Campaign.

Gun Culture In America Compared To Australia

Australians will always struggle to understand the US guns laws (or lack thereof). The video below partially explains why.

Don’t mess with our kangaroos!

You have been forewarned!

Man Flu Warning

Attention Australian Man Flu Sufferers!

Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2014

Here are my picks for my top 10 blog posts of 2014.

  1. Top-10-Blog-Posts-2014There is nothing more powerful than 20/20 Foresight to know what’s coming in 2015…
  2. This is my favourite YouTube video of the year – brilliant – Word Crimes are committed by too many people’s.
  3. Antimimeticisomorphism is easier said than done – this example is priceless – poo pourri.
  4. The privacy pirates are still at it in 2014, maybe this guy’s one step ahead of them with his amazing mind reading skills!
  5. We all love our iPads… Who knew they are this versatile and useful?
  6. A metaphor can be the difference life and death, success or failure. This is one of my all-time favourites.
  7. This cute video says a lot about teamwork – Together Everyone Achieves More.
  8. Looks do matter – even if you’re a shark.
  9. I hope your calendar doesn’t look this this! Notice the caribou? Another great metaphor!
  10. Somethings are better left unsaid.

Bonus Blog Posts:

An Oscar Award Winning Speech worthy of its own Oscar!

If Noah was alive today

Enjoy the best of 2014 and may 2015 bring you all the wealth, health and happiness you deserve!

Social Media is good for something

I have often blogged a contrarian view of social media. Advocating social media is more about identity theft and piracy than social collaboration. I even argue against the business case for small businesses.

 

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Graffiti Removal Video

I’ve blogged about graffiti statistics In Australia, the dangers of graffiti, the costs of graffiti in Australia and whether or not Graffiti is art or vandalism. But today it’s about a really cool video from The Graffiti Eaters who remove graffiti quickly and effectively – enjoy!

We live in an awesome world: VIDEO

This video was produced for YouTube’s Geek Week — we do live in an awesome world!

Australian Clouds

If you’ve never seen this uniquely Australian phenomenon, watch the video and be amazed at what Mother Nature can create… Gives a whole new meaning to “Cloud Surfing”.

Australian Cloud Formations

Costs Of Graffiti In Australia

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Graffiti

In the early 1990’s Western Australian State Governments attempted to address graffiti proliferation using various methods and management models.  Despite this public concern continues to grow and so does the burden of state-wide graffiti removal costs.  A tougher approach, which focuses considerable effort on offender management and behaviour, has now been adopted. A State Graffiti Taskforce has been established to deal with the problem.

Graffiti removal costs have been estimated at up to $30 million dollars per year within Western Australia.  However, this figure is likely grossly underestimated due to the difficulty in obtaining an accurate cost largely to the nature of graffiti offences, its reporting and removal.

In 2005, the cost of criminal damage Australia wide, which included but was not limited to graffiti vandalism, was estimated to be $1.58 billion annually. This estimate is likely to be a conservative one given that graffiti vandalism, like other forms of criminal damage, is not always reported to police. It also gives no consideration to the social cost of graffiti vandalism; in particular the impact on perceptions of safety and public amenity.  It is evident throughout Western Australia regardless of the social, economic or cultural status of the community that its persistence, spread and visibility have served to heighten the public’s sensitivity to it as a threat against civic order and safety in their community

 

It is estimated that it costs Australians half a billion dollars a year to clean up graffiti. The police are fighting an ongoing battle and the Public Transport Authority has resources in place with 1200 cameras spread through the system at stations and platforms.

According to the government, graffiti costs the NSW economy and taxpayers more than $100 million a year.

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