Pre Purchase Building Inspection Perth | Improving Sub-Floor Ventilation

By: Peter Huber Posted By: bhis.com.au Source: bhis.com.au/2012/10/improving-sub-floor-ventilation/ Improving Sub-Floor Ventilation We will look at improving sub-floor ventilation which if not done correctly can be a cause of decay to timber components. The other day we were asked to inspect an older style home in Nedlands it was a grand old mansion with timber flooring … More Pre Purchase Building Inspection Perth | Improving Sub-Floor Ventilation

Home Inspection services Perth | How to cure Rising Damp – Part Two

By:Peter Huber Posted By: BHIS Source:www.bhis.com.au Continued from first part… “FREEZTEQ” as discussed in last weeks column is a unique and highly effective damp coursing system which has been patented in the UK and overseas and it offers several major advantages over other chemical techniques. The system is based on siliconate solutions which are inserted … More Home Inspection services Perth | How to cure Rising Damp – Part Two

Pre Purchase Building Inspection Perth | How to cure Rising Damp – Part One

By: Peter Huber Posted by: http://www.bhis.com.au Source: http://www.bhis.com.au/2012/10/roof-repairs-in-preparation-for-winter/ No problem is so wide spread nor so misunderstood as rising damp. Probably every building built before 1900 has a damp problem in some degree and thousands of dollars are spent in repairs. In many cases the cure is worse than the disease; illconceived treatments may in … More Pre Purchase Building Inspection Perth | How to cure Rising Damp – Part One

TRS creators charged with sedition

The ‘seditious’ articles are still online as we speak. In the Thaipusam article, it is alleged that the provocative but flawed eye-witness account ‘asserts’ that a Filipino family CAUSED the clash. Since instruments are banned during the festival, I would imagine the police confronting the musicians anyway, with or without a crying Pinoy child. But if anyone tries to push the argument of cause vs correlation they may just find themselves at the receiving end of a contempt of court charge.

If it weren’t a Pinoy family but say an Indian family of another caste, would that constitute ‘sedition’? What about the xenophobic backlash against the celebration of Philippine Independence Day in Orchard? Shouldn’t those Singaporean bigots who fumed against the event get slapped with sedition charges as well? Or the PRC family who complained about the smell of curry from their Indian neighbours. When does a symptom of xenophobia become deadly ‘seditious’?

In the other offending article on Filipino employers, Pinoys are described as ‘relentless backstabbers’ and generally ‘share the same traits’. This guy was basically stereotyping a particular race/nationality, just like how some Facebooker complained about the smell of a certain race on the MRT, or some ex-presidential candidate thought he was in Bombay while on a bus. If I say ‘those damned Americans are a bunch of redneck hillbillies’, would I be accused of inciting hostility among groups? When Amos Yee derided Christians, he was ‘causing distress’ and ‘harassment’ but not ‘promoting ill-will’. If he had insulted another religion would he be slapped with sedition? We were all even called ‘dogs’ once by PRC scholar Sun Xu. I doubt he was bitten by a single charge. Anton Casey flew to Perth before anyone thought about whether his remarks were deemed seditious because some Singaporeans got so insulted they wanted him to pay dearly with his life.

Do people make wild empty threats against the entire community on Facebook? Of course. Do we need to bother with what they say? I guess it depends. The Sedition laws seem to guard against the possibility that people take such comments so seriously they would brandish a flaming pitchfork over it. In the past, ‘seditious literature’ was serious business. They were documents specifically designed to instigate a mutiny against British imperialists, not some rant about why you think people from a certain country suck.

Let’s not kid ourselves that racial/foreigner tensions don’t exist. We are an island of tribes and little cosy enclaves getting the job done in spite of our differences, not a ‘It’s a Small World After All’ theme ride. … More TRS creators charged with sedition

Pre Purchase Building Inspection Perth | Roof Repairs In Preparation For Winter

Roof Repairs In Preparation For Winter: Now that winter is drawing closer it is time to prepare our roof and drainage system for the onslaught of those wet and blistery days. A checklist would be a handy item to have so here is one:- A) CLEAR ALL GUTTERS OF DEBRIS:, that is leaves and even … More Pre Purchase Building Inspection Perth | Roof Repairs In Preparation For Winter