Sunday, June 29, 2008

Metro Cops Out in force in Rosebank

I've suffered two fines in two weeks...and I have a sneaky suspicion the metro cops in Rosebank reckon they can improve their salary cheques by fining more people. Anyone know who to call or what to do in order to not have to pay a hundred million dollars for talking on their cellphones while driving?

Rosebank Square

The central shopping district of Rosebank is set around a square. Doesn't it seem a bit of a pity to use it for Parking.?

A central, communal square is one of the most civilized things an area can boast. It should really have a church on it somewhere, but what the hell. Cafes are also good. Lets just get rid of the parking...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

McCain calls for building 45 new nuclear reactors - Yahoo! News

McCain calls for building 45 new nuclear reactors - Yahoo! News

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Trapido: Presidential early warning systems

In order to assist you in understanding the new early warning systems introduced by the President we repeat them here :

"Level 1 - (moderate danger) - Notice in Government Gazzette

Level 2 - (increased level) - Notice in a newspaper in each province.

Level 3 - (serious danger) - Above plus radio broadcasts

Level 4 - (immininent threat) - Above plus television broadcast

Level 5 - (red alert nuclear bomb fired at South Africa) - President

retrieves the red phone from his drawer and telephones

the government (Mrs Traps) and tells her that it's a

massive secret and for fuck's sake please not to tell


The whole country will know within the hour. Mind you even your relatives in Barvados will know about it in an hour.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Is a Load Shedding Schedule A Good Idea?

No one is talking about this, but I think in Gauteng especially load shedding lowers the defences of homes substantially, as the grid no longer arms perimeter fencing/alarm systems. There may be a few homes that operate off the grid, or that have back-up generators but the vast majority certainly do not.

As we come closer to facing a recession, as the current fuel price increases feed into the system, the strain on the massive population of poor people in SA will increase again. At the same time, the security that has held out criminals is now on the blink?

I believe it is time that we start to address this breakdown in our ability to defend homes against possible criminal elements. I am not sure if newspapers ought to be publishing load shedding schedules, so that those who might want to take advantage might have free access to this important information. If it is reasonably temporary, fine. If not, we might find ourselves in trouble.

Any ideas?

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The Mall of Rosebank

The Mall of Rosebank

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