PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !

Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !

London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !

Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.

Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.

SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.

Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .

Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .

NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .

Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .

You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Nov 19, 2011


Reading this article makes me sick in the Stomach :

Hilary Clinton once again is telling Syria how to deal with it’s populace and yet in her country there are “ Policing Tactics ” which the US forces are not allowed to use in Iraq and Afganistan since they contravene the “ Geneva Convention ” !

When will the Leaders of the “ FREE World Democracies ” speak out against this calculated savagery towards “ Fellow Citizens ” who are tired of being part of the “ Down Trodden 99% ” and thus the victims of the 1% in their thrust to grab more “ Unneeded Wealth ” ?

US constitution says :

" We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all humans are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights , That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness , That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among humans, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed , That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to reclaim it , and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness "!

Most other countries in the Free World hold the same values !

What disappoints me as an Australian is that these same Policing tactics were used in Martin Plaza of Sydney and in Melbourne where a variety of people had come together to address some of the difficulties that they were experiencing . Citizens of all communities suffer “ Perceived Wrongs ”as individuals and only a few are able to find the means to gain the publicity to gain traction in getting support from others to have any chance to reverse the difficulties they have experienced . That the Police arrive at a “ Peaceful Gathering ” already outfitted in “ Riot Gear ” speaks of a decision to behave “ Wrongfully ”! Had there been attempts by Police in their normal attire to induce those protesting to vacate the area and Police Officers had been injured by being attacked by these protesters THEN and only then should there have been the need to call in “ Riot Gear Dressed Policing Units ” !

Find the story behind the photo here :

One comment you will find in that article :

" There will be plenty of trolls nitpicking and wondering how else to compensate for the fact that they can't call her young and jobless.

If you can't control a situation without spraying poison in the faces of old ladies, or anyone else for that matter, that's a pretty big admission of incompetence.

There was a comment on a facebook feed where someone said of this, 'if you can't stand the spray get out of the protest'

Not really. But in this case it's not an argument for the occupy movement, it's an argument against employing the sort of people to keep the peace who would otherwise be starting fights when the pubs turn out."

Occupy movements are now a fact of life supported by both Young and Old Citizens and also supported by members of the 1% as well as those like me of the 99% !

Elections will eventually see the 99% having a greater say in how their Governments will function BUT in the interim the populace has the RIGHT to make their point of view visible in a NON VIOLENT manner ! The right of ASSEMBLY is one of those methods of VISIBILITY !

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