Australian Police – Wimps or Whiners?

Aside from the usual stupidity of criminals, can anyone tell me what is wrong with this news story?

Warwick Police Station has again been the target of a brazen attack, with tyres on seven cars slashed in the early hours of this morning.

Two marked vehicles, three unmarked cars and two officers’ personal cars had their tyres slashed in the compound of Warwick Police Station some time between midnight and 6.20am this morning.

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Note the key word  ‘again’ in this report.  This is the second time somebody has attacked cars at the police station:

The incident comes eight weeks after an attack that saw two privately-owned cars at the station set alight with what police believed was a Molotov cocktail.

Of course, its pretty stupid to come back to the scene of a crime.  Especially to a police station.  That organization created to investigate crimes, with specialized training in investigation and with the full force of the state behind it to find and detain criminals.  Like those who attack cars and destroy them.  Or at least one would think so.  Just about anywhere in the world attacking the police is the stupidest thing a criminal can do.  They are the biggest gang around and they can find you and punish you.

But apparently not in Australia, or at least this part of Western Australia.  Here, they whine on about closed circuit tv and lighting:

WA Police Union president Mike Dean said security at the station had not been prioritised by Premier Colin Barnett.

“There just seems to be absolutely no urgency about upgrading security at this active station,” he said.

“And here we have another incident a mere eight weeks after the Premier pledged to boost security at the facility.”

He said making the station car park compound secure would not be an “expensive fix”.

“All that is needed is the installation of CCTV and an electronic gate at an estimated amount of up to $20,000 to make this area secure,” he said.

Now this is the union spokesman (we can get into the whole idea of unionized police as government idiocy at another level later), but here’s an idea.  You are the fracking POLICE!  How about you go out and crack some skulls and find out who did this and put them in the pokey for a couple of decades?  With some nice broken limbs thrown in as a bonus?  Teaching the criminals that it is not allowed to even think about attacking the police would go a long way toward ensuring that your job is easier all around.

I have absolutely no experience with Australia other than a very pleasant visit there a couple of years ago.  We were treated very politely and had a wonderful time everywhere we went.  However, Australia is overrun with politically correctness.  Especially the enviroKooks and the minions of the Great and Powerful Algore.  They are very, very, very, very, very guilty about the treatment of the Aborigines and never stop bashing themselves and their culture.  They just turfed out their very successful Conservative Prime Minister and replaced him with a socialist who immediately promised to bow down to the UN and Kyoto.

And apparently they have police who are so wimpy they can’t even go out and find people who attack their very own cars.

College Student Whiners

This little list of the top 5 reasons why its bad to be an engineering student sure shines a lot of light on today’s generation of snot-nosed whiners:

5. Awful Textbooks
Thick, dry, black and white manuscripts are rarely a source of inspiration and sometimes can cause loads of confusion. 

 No nice pictures to keep my attention.  Why in the world did I try to become an engineer?

4. Professors are Rarely Encouraging
During each class, a professor that would rather be tending to his research will waltz up to a blackboard or overhead projector and scribble out equations for an hour without uttering a single sentence to create some excitement.

Why won’t these people entertain me?  I’m expected to know what they are talking about without them patting my peaked little head every 2 seconds?  The horror!

3. Dearth of Quality Counseling
College students may not have a sense for how to build their resume and they might be clueless about the variety of career opportunities that await them. Unfortunately, some academic advisers do little more than post fliers about internships and hand out a checklist of classes to take.

 Here I is – a college student – and I don’t even know how to pad my resume with useless stuff that might sound good to some poor employer who will be responsible for actually educating me once I’m done with my fun-filled college days.  But these counselor people are supposed to soothe my fevered brow with individual understanding of MY situation and give ME all the answers to how the rest of my life is supposed to work out.  All those other students?  They are on their own.

2. Other Disciplines Have Inflated Grades
Brilliant engineering students may earn surprisingly low grades while slackers in other departments score straight As for writing book reports and throwing together papers about their favorite zombie films.  Many of the brightest students may struggle while mediocre scholars can earn top scores because they have a larger group of supportive friends to or more time to dedicate to studying.

I want my gold star!  This stuff is hard, and I can’t stand it any more!   I’ll tell my mommie on you.

1. Every Assignment Feels the Same
Nearly every homework assignment and test question is a math problem. Only a few courses require creativity or offer hands-on experience.

They actually expect me to learn this stuff.  What unmitigated gall.

NPR – 20 year tax break extorted from Washington D.C.

So National Palestinian Radio, er, National Socialist Radio, excuse me, National Public Radio is going to keep its headquarters in the District for the next 20 years.  Or until they sell.  But isn’t that some sort of corporate welfare that they always rail about in their pinko commentaries?

The Washington Post reported Thursday that National Public Radio, long a taxpayer-subsidized sandbox for Sixties-retread liberalism, has decided to keep its headquarters in the District of Columbia — thanks to a huge 20-year property tax holiday. “Neil O. Albert, deputy mayor for planning and economic development, said that NPR will not pay property taxes on the building for 20 years, saving $40 million. The city has agreed not to raise property taxes by more than 3 percent on the station’s Massachusetts Avenue building for two decades, or until NPR sells it.”

Reporters Yolanda Woodlee and Miranda Spivack also reported other local property owners were incensed at the special dealing as their taxes multiply:

Nicholas Deoudes, who owns three buildings less than a mile from the future NPR location, said that his property taxes increased last year from $13,614 to $36,151. Deoudes, who has owned the buildings for 29 years, said the city needs to help longtime business owners who stayed when the area was a “ghost town.”

“That’s criminal,” Deoudes said about the NPR deal. “My assessments went up . . . while somebody else got it for 20 years with no property taxes. They’re handing out benefits to the big guys and leaving the small-time guys like myself and my tenant out of business. We’re picking up the tab for somebody else.”

So next time you hear the birkenstock-shod whiners on NPR decrying corporate welfare, remember that poor schmo who is subsidizing these socialists.