I am handing this Monday Forum over to you. Feel free to go to go in whichever way you want.
Since this Forum is solely devoted to your views, I am happy to reflect them back to a broader audience by bringing comments and links up into the main post where they give more information or encourage discussion.
This morning I blinked when I looked at this blog's site stats. There was a sudden explosion in traffic to 2,932 page views over a one hour period and then a sharp drop back to normal. All of the additional traffic came from Germany. I suspect, I don't know, that there must have been some form of apparently unsuccessful attack.
Quite a variety in initial comments.
kvd had an explosion of whimsy.
"ephemera: things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time - Guinness World Records Show
peripheral: relating to or situated on the edge or periphery of something. - submarine cable mapAnd I see the Peoples Republic of Cork has a thread devoted to replacing 'f' with 'ph'. I hope that meets with fenomenal succeff :)"
Here are my wife's thoughts on it - http://myfaithinmyadventure.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/confession-i-never-realised-id-cry.html:"
illustrates some of the complexities.
In a comment, Becky Holland wrote:
Thanks for sharing Jim. :-) I have so many concerns regarding the NDIS. I have written to the SMH several times about how it is already affecting us and my concerns regarding it, but as they receive many letters had no luck in being able to share my views on it. I look forward to hearing what you have to share at a later stage.
A key finding of the wide-ranging inquiry, which chairman David Murray handed to government for their consideration in December, was that people should no longer be given access to their superannuation savings as a lump sum at the end of their working life.
Instead, when people retire their superannuation savings would automatically be transferred to a default fund designed to manage it in the paydown phase and provide a stream of retirement income. - http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/lump-sum-superannuation-payments-for-retirees-could-end-20150324-1m6nou.html
Which is why, for 30+ years I have thought that anyone who committed more than the bare legal minimum of their hard earned was a fool, and that the single most despicable thing Hawke and Keating did for their constituency was to shackle them to compulsory super, in place of wage rises.