Thursday, December 29, 2011

Permanent Incident Controllers -a mistake

As stated many years ago on blogs like this, the ham fisted reactionary establishment of Departments to deal with emergencies can be a mistake; an expensive diversion from the much lower cost options of Departments of prevention and sound practice; groups who know the stresses BEFORE they kill,  so those people can better manage them when they arrive . IC should be drawn from the ranks of planners and practitioners as required  - not creating their own empires .
 Relatively rare and dispersed risk like bush fire and flood and environmental " hazard" mean the big noise these bashers make (before the moment and place  that something needs dealing with)  is counterproductive .
Unfortunately for Victorians the rightful high place for planning has been subsumed by reactive politics . Paradoxically considering the Libs so called love of less government , The Department of CW has grown under their leadership .Just proves that not all reactionaries come from the left .
Few NOW stop to think when an algal bloom STOPS everything  - well why didn't the Departmnet responsible reduce the risk in the first place .Answer is:  because the government have closed down the department that prevents in favour of the department that names and shames; The Department that suggests emergencies - DSE ; Such Departments are just as likely to name some other departmental or contracted service to " fix the problem "--- all a bit late of course .  The Libs have lost sight of foresight  and created Wolf radio.You heard it first on blogger .

Sunday, December 4, 2011

If fear itself is the the only fear

Admitting we don't really know much and aren't very together can be liberating.  We don't spend so much time crying wolf for others when we are humble about pits we might fall into today. Better than that ; we can feel a lot better overall and make a better day for ourselves by finding a way to accept ourselves and not worry about others.  
Thanks Truthaholics
"We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger." ~ Tad Williams (1957- ) Author

One of my class of 10YO's  walked past me as I tried to open  my car the wrong way the other day ( using the key instead of the button) The alarm went off and I swore ( The child  tells me ) I do it all the time and the world knows I haven't learned from my mistakes
I didn't want to admit even that I may have done it ( I can't remember ) I probably did , but how hard is it to admit you have been wrong ( not that swearing is that big an issue , except some people watch you like a hawk for faults and YOU feel that  )
Never easy to confess,  but its good for the soul - everyone's  soul if it encourages us to be honest ( first line)
My relationship with that student improved no end from that moment I confessed . The problem  went away somehow and it was wonderful . So good to be amongst the poor.