Self-described climate activist and mature-age university student Tim Baxter is an earnest chap who has interrupted long bursts of unemployment with a Greens political party (GPP) candidacy in the state seat of Box Hill in the 2010 Victorian election.
GREENS TWEET RAGE OVER LIBERAL PREFERENCES
Baxter was one of many GPP activists lathering themselves into a rare bath of frenzy following the decision of the Victorian Liberals to take a principled stand and put the extreme-left Greens party last on their How To Votes.
Despite normally denouncing the Liberals as racist and evil, Baxter and his ilk were filled with apparently heartfelt concern about what was best for the Liberal party on preferences. Baxterâ€™s savant-like rapid-repeat tweeting led members of the VEXNEWS Investigations Unit to probe his activities.
Needless to say, he hasnâ€™t done much but we did discover that he had prepared a straight-to-camera video for Youtube last week that had him presenting what purports to be a â€œplanâ€ for public transport in Melbourneâ€™s affluent eastern suburbs.
UNCOSTED UNFUNDED DREAM SCHEMES
Of course, you canâ€™t plan transport infrastructure without planning how to fund it and the law student is a little reticent about all that. OK letâ€™s be honest, he doesnâ€™t mention the cost or how to fund any of it.
Some might think a policy without the money to pay for it might be a reasonably massive political fraud. Greens (GPP) policies are not only unfunded, they are also uncosted. Even the Sunday Age GPP cheer squad seemed to be calling bulldust on this yesterday.
Itâ€™s a useful quick summary of the Greens party black hole where even their cuts are actually multi-billion cuts in revenue and the only clearly espoused revenue increase would involve increases in the costs of water and electricity.
The Sunday Herald Sunâ€™s Peter Rolfe has previously revealed that Department of Treasury and Finance estimates of only 15 Greens party policies would cost taxpayers more than $20 billion. And even that number excludes the promise of 16 new tram-lines, heroin injecting rooms, etc.
GREENS CANDIDATE PICKS HIS NOSE IN OWN CAMPAIGN VID
But while shy about how to finance any of the lavish promises he dreamt up over a bong, VEXNEWS can reveal that on his little-viewed video (39 views when we first chanced upon it) â€“ while addressing the public on the issues â€“ Tim Baxter very carefully and deliberately â€“ with malice aforethought â€“ picked his nose on-camera and continued droning on after the shocking incident.
Nose-picking is the act of extracting dried nasal mucus or foreign bodies from the nose with a finger. Despite being a very common habit, it is a mildly taboo activity in most cultures, and the observation of the activity in another person commonly provokes mixed feelings of disgust and amusement. In many cultures nose-picking is considered a private act akin to defecation, urination, flatulence, and belching. To be caught nose-picking may be considered humiliating.
We can be grateful for he didnâ€™t engage in any more of the listed private acts on-camera.
CANDIDATEâ€™S HEALTH AT RISK
And while considered a highly unusual act to incorporate within a political video pitching for votes, nose-picking is not without its defenders in the medical community:
Friedrich Bischinger, a lung specialist at Privatklinik Hochrum in Innsbruck, claims that nose-picking combined with nasal mucus eating is beneficial for the immune system.
Although mainstream medical opinion says nose-picking â€“ of the kind demonstrated by this Greens political party candidate â€“ carries grave medical risks:
include an increase in the diversity of nose flora, occasional nosebleeds (in 25% of those who pick their nose, considering that most of the population picks their nose occasionally) and in rare cases perforation of the nasal septum or self-induced ethmoidectomy. Also, due to the special nature of the blood supply to the nose and surrounding area, it is possible for retrograde infections from the nasal area to spread to the brain, although this scenario is unlikely to arise from normal rhinotillexis…