* Connex fails yet again. Their brilliant idea to enhance public transport? The REMOVAL of seats to allow more people to cram on at peak hour. *headdesk* Way NOT to address the issue of over-crowding. Something like organizing more trains to more destinations operating on time would’ve been the key, but instead they deliberately make people’s lives more miserable. Thank god I don’t commute. ‘…we know our customers want to be able to sit down, but we also know they want to be able to catch a train at all…’ So the desperation of the passengers makes it all right for them to suck more and more, rather than attempt to fix the problem?
* Outrage at Home and Away lesbian storyline. You know, my problem isn't really with people being bigots. If you want to be prejudiced, well, I don't like it but I don't care. It's when they try to claim that they're justified for their irrational prejudices and attempt to act like their opinions are the norm and the only acceptable attitude that I get pissy. Have the guts to admit you're intolerant if you're going to act that way, 'k?
* This is old news, but it was just in the paper this week and I felt sick reading this article.
Double-standards in sentencing Aboriginal offenders here and here. I've talked about how out of a sense of cultural guilt at what was done to the Aborigines, our community seems to overcompensate and give them privileges and special treatment that is unfair and unwarranted and downright stupid, actually. This is where it gets taken to the extreme, with tragic outcomes. You don't let people commit crimes without punishment because of their race, guys, I didn't know there were people who couldn't understand that. If they attacked someone related to a judge, I wonder how they'd want to sentence the offender then?
( rant #2 )
Just randomly, this all reminds me of my favorite Foreman quote:
Cameron: Black defendants are 10 times more likely to get a death sentence than whites.
Foreman: Doesn't mean we need to get rid of the death penalty. Just means we need to kill more white people.
And to finish on a lighter note...Dakota Fanning signs onto the next Twilight movie, New Moon. *headdesk* I THOUGHT YOU WERE BETTER THAN THIS. :[