Things will be a bit quiet around here for a few days as we’re going away to escape the Orwellian circus that is the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum here in Sydney. According to their tag line, APEC “Promotes liberal trade and economic policies along the Pacific Rim.” If you live in Sydney it just seems to turn your city into a totalitarian state, fence off all the good places, increase police presence a thousandfold and put snipers on the roofs of most city buildings. Overall, it’s a massive pain in the arse.

What happened to the good old days when you’d line the streets and wave a flag at a visiting head of state?

Anyway, we’re getting out of town and going to enjoy the peace and quiet of the NSW South Coast for a few days. See you later.