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17 January 2014 @ 07:14 pm
Bloody strange / sad world we live in.  
Australian government has admitted that some of its assets may have inadvertently entered Indonesian waters while turning back people-smuggling boats. In other words, our Navy patrol boats really need a refit, quite badly, if they can't locate their positions exactly. And Scott Morrison needs to realise that we know what he's talking about when he mentions "Australian assets". Seriously, what a dick.

And the execution in Ohio, using previously untested drugs, which left the victim gasping for nearly 10 minutes. I cried when I read this. I'm not commenting on the rights or wrongs of execution but for christ's sake if you're going to do it AT ALL, how about doing it humanely?

Also distressed about the young Vietnamese man who was badly injured in a Neo-Nazi attack in Melbourne, in 2012, who has now been deported for overstaying his visa. He still needs medical attention, and his attackers are yet to complete their trial. In the words of one of his supporters, we are responsible for his injuries, we should be fixing him.
Sometimes I really, really despair for the human race.
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mrua7mrua7 on January 17th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
The world is seriously losing its collective mine. So busy following the letter of the 'law' that all sense of humanity and compassion has been lost. They turn a blind eye only when it's convenient or politically advantageous. God save us from the politically motivated....
miwahni: MFU My Fandom Poutsmiwahni on January 18th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
I am so "over" politics and all the machinations. The more I hear the more Orwellian it all sounds.
moonlightmead on January 17th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
"assets"? I always think of that as a Spooks term (and thus about spies)

I had heard the second story, and, ugh.

Hadn't heard about the first or the third, and the third one is awful: the poor man.

Then again, the more I learn about what we get up to over here, the less I feel able to comment on others :(
miwahni: Pros Ray frownmiwahni on January 18th, 2014 08:15 am (UTC)
The first and third probably wouldn't have made it past Australia, in the scheme of things they're only small stories. The third one is just heartbreaking. All his teeth smashed, still needing at least $25000 worth of dental work, and his student visa expired so we shipped him back to a third world country :-(