Mystery Road (an Australian Movie)

Sunday night Peter and I saw the Australian movie MYSTERY ROAD on ABC TV. Here is the story-line (written by Anonymous):

“In an outback town, Jay Swan, an Indigenous cowboy detective, returns home to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl whose body is found under the highway trucking route out of town. Jay is alienated from both the white-dominated police force and the Indigenous community, including his teenage daughter, whom he discovers is connected to the murdered girl. Starring Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, and Tasma Wilson, MYSTERY ROAD is a gripping murder mystery with a cultural perspective. Written by Anonymous.”

I’d say this is too right that it is “a gripping murder mystery with a cultural perspective”. Peter and I had already many discussions about this movie. This movie has an outstanding cast including all the indigenous actors. Aaron Pedersen was great as the “indigenous cowboy detective”!

This movie reminds me of all the American Wild West Movies. It is a gripping movie that makes you think about the present day drug culture and how some people are left behind with no hope to better themselves.

Where the Bloody Hell are we?

I would like some of my blogger friends to see this post by Berlioz. This is why I reblog it.

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The recent events on the high sea, with border incursions by Australian Navy vessels, called assets, into Indonesian territory, led me to rethink as to what had happened at the outbreak of WW II on the 1. September 1939.

As we all know Adolf “the friend of all people” Hitler was deeply disturbed when he heard, that German tanks, oops, border control assets, were found out to have  inadvertently crossed into Polish territory. German units were only at the border training for the eventuality that Polish cavalry units could attack Germany.

The training exercise became  necessary as it was Germany’s intention to stop the flow of future asylum seeker boats that might come across the river Vistula.  While  Adolf „the Great“ bluntly reaffirmed  his policy it  immediately prompted a diplomatic response from Poland. 

The Führer said Germany was entitled to protect its borders and would continue to do so, irrespective of Polish concerns over…

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Who can we believe?

I would like as many people as possible to have a look at this post and think about the issues that Robyn raises.

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Edit February 06 2014: Since I wrote this on January 23 I have added links at the end of the article to later media reports. Today a new report has been published which casts further shadows on the whole debacle.

Details aside, though, his account has been consistent from the first. He says he has no doubt that what he saw at close quarters on about January 3 was three people’s hands being deliberately held to a hot exhaust pipe by Australian naval personnel to punish them for protesting, and to deter others from doing one simple thing: going to the toilet too often.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/investigation-burned-hands-on-the-high-seas-20140206-hvbdl.html#ixzz2sWjrPkQv

As an Australian I still want to believe our Navy personnel, however now, two weeks after I wrote this original article, I am no clearer on what happened, despite the pressure put on the ABC to apologise for the initial reports.

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Picking up Rubbish

Picking up rubbish – I guess Americans would call it trash. During my past few morning walks I had noticed that someone had dumped some rubbish in the park. I took a picture of it the other day. Today the rubbish was still there.

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On my walks I had noticed some other rubbish near a street where probably a box had fallen off a truck. Pieces of foam, large and small, were to be seen along the footpath. Today I looked whether there were still any pieces left lying around. I had one large plastic bag and a rubber glove with me. And sure enough, I was able to fill my plastic bag with the left-over foam pieces to discard them in our rubbish bin at home. On the way I also happened to see a couple of discarded glass bottles which I took along too to dispose of them in our recycling bin.

Here now are a few more pictures I took already yesterday.

Yesterday, Friday, I took another picture of this seat which I love.
Yesterday, Friday, I took another picture of this seat which I love.
This drainage pipe to the creek is not far away from 'my' seat.
This drainage pipe to the creek is not far away from ‘my’ seat.
In the past some huge rainfalls must have caused this drainage hole which was then covered somewhat.
In the past some huge rainfalls must have caused this drainage hole which was then covered somewhat.

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A tree in the vicinity of the creek
A tree in the vicinity of the creek
Some of the lantana and wild fennel that grows near the footpath.
Some of the lantana and wild fennel that grows near the footpath.

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There are still some puddles left from the rain.

There are a lot of forest fires in California at present. This is surprising for it is winter there, isn’t it? I just heard on the news that California has at present a very serious water shortage. Some farmers are already in danger of going out of business. We here in Australia live on the driest continent. We know about the desirability of having adequate amounts of water. These dry spells can be horrific. Let’s hope that California is going to get some good rainfalls soon and also that some neighbouring states can help out with some water where needed.

The Rain has stopped

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The rain has stopped. This morning I had another beautiful walk along Cambridge Road. I took the same walk yesterday morning too and also the day before that! That means I’ve been walking the same route for three days in a row.

Yesterday I did not take my camera along. But today I did. I’ve been taking pics on these morning walks so often! However, I always spy something else I want to capture. I hope I don’t make it too boring for you to show you some more of the pics I took.

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The area along this fence  is meant to be a public access to the creek.
The area along this fence is meant to be a public access to the creek.

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This is what I see looking down from the bridge where the creek should be!
This is what I see looking down from the bridge where the creek should be!
More and more stuff grows where supposedly some time ago a creek was happily flowing along.
More and more stuff grows where supposedly some time ago a creek was happily flowing along.
When I reached Lakelands Park the sun had come out a bit.
When I reached Lakelands Park the sun had come out a bit.