INTERRUPT THE REGULAR

Hi there. Hello, What’s up? G’day. Yo, whatevz, what’s the happs? How are you? Gooood? Yeah, me too, well you know, could be better, but heeey, first world, can’t complain aye?

Okay then, now that the awkward postponed internet greeting has been dealt with, I shall get back to my regular blogging flow. Well, not quite yet. First, I’m going to congratulate the United States of America for electing Obama as the president once again. Thank you. I’ve been thinking about possibly moving to the U.S (specifically L.A) lately, and if Mitt Romney won… well, I would definitely have to reconsider.

Greeeaat, my left hand is currently falling asleep. How convenient, I have a feeling this is the result of typing and how cold my hands are at the moment. ANYWAY.

Speaking of American elections. I stumbled across this article about a bunch of ill informed American citizens who would like to move to Australia because Barack Obama will be the president for another term. I found it fucking hilarious. I was going to go on and on about why this idea is incredibly stupid, but I think this graphic I found sums it up quite well.

Yes, that’s right mofos. We have universal health care, and I’m pretty damn cerain we (most of us, other than a few crazy people) all like it. In fact, this year the Medicare levy was raised for those earning above a certain amount of money per annum. I think it’s about $84,000+ for singles, and guess what? There was no uproar, no talk about fucking death panels (uuuuuuuugh) in fact, most people working in Health care thought it was a good thing. I don’t understand how a country can truly consider themselves modern without universal health care to be honest. Health care should be the NUMBER ONE priority in my opinion, that and education. I’m so so so soooo glad we have Medicare. Sure, it’s definitely not perfect, but thanks to Medicare I have been hospitalised multiple times without having to worry about money. I received the best care from a damn Professor of Cardiology and I did not pay a cent.

The whole education deal in the U.S freaks me out too. I’m going to be honest here, I don’t know much about how the system works. All I know is, when I was on exchange, my friend and I didn’t have to pay for tuition in Buffalo because our CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place) was covering the cost, as it usually would at Monash. For a semester the money was given to UB instead. We, as international students, didn’t have to pay tuition to attend an American University, but the local students had to pay, WTF?! No really, what is up with that? Lastly, most of us think the whole ‘right to bear arms’ crap is a pointless load of bullshit. I hate guns.

  • Larissa

    Actually, now I WANT to move to Australia.. Shtupid LA. The only awesome thing here is the abundance of flea markets.

  • Emily

    If you do end up moving here, we should totally go shopping together! Your tights are darling beyond belief. The Medicare system sounds wonderful in your country. America definitely needs to focus more on health and education. It’s terrible. Australia is sounding good to me right now.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily
    http://the-pink-zombie.blogspot.com/

  • Jasmine Alvarez

    Yes, America is pretty fucked up. I am on scholarship so I do not have to pay as much as other students but I wish education was free here, well college education

  • www.morganvsmorgan.com

    Agreed with everything you said here – also Australian and when I saw all these people being like “IM MOVING TO AUSTRALIA” I was not happy ….. not my kind of people, we’ll just say that
    :p

  • bravegrrl

    i agree with larissa hahaha

    and great weather of course :)

    hey i sent you a message about some design work… did you get it?

  • Selena

    YES YES YES. god BLESS you for posting this!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/pinkwedges10 Sheyla Concepción

    This makes want to move to Australia even more. College ducation is SUPER EXPENSIVE and you already know about the health care situation. Sorry to say this but Australia seems waaay cooler than the U.S.