Blogotariat

Oz Blog News Commentary
Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, December 5, 2016 - 09:14 Source

It may get a few more tweaks on the way to publication, but this template will remain. I love its simplicity, elegance and adapability. A few colour changes, a couple of smaller images suggestive of the narrative content added to each new title, and you've got a visual brand for a whole series.

The artist, William Heavey, has done a great job. (He's currently working on a cool do over for the Stalin's Hammer collection, too.)

Read more Views: 12
The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, December 5, 2016 - 09:00 Source

By David Tyler “A bunch of bong-sniffing, dole-bludging, moss-munching, glue-guzzling, K-Mart Castros are again vandalising Parliament. And stopping other opinions being heard”. Queensland LNP senator and PM’s Assistant Minister, James McGrath, sneers at twenty members of the Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance who disrupt Question Time mid-week with a plea to end the punitive detention…

Read more Views: 13
North Coast Voices Monday, December 5, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Malcolm Turnbull faces a perilous final parliamentary week as voters turn against his leadership, key legislation teeters against Senate manoeuvring, and an emboldened Tony Abbott openly criticises the government while virtually demanding a ministry, according to The Canberra Times on 2 November 2016.The article went on to say:The poll showed the government lagging behind the Labor opposition at 49 per cent to 51.Formerly the Coalition's greatest asset, Mr Turnbull's f

Read more Views: 12
North Coast Voices Monday, December 5, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Essential Research, 29 November 2016:

Read more Views: 12
Political Owl Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 21:22 Source

Tweeter-in-chief rewrites the media’s rule book: "Politicians should campaign in poetry and govern in prose, goes the adage. But Donald Trump has changed little in his shift from campaigner to president-in-waiting. He remains more polemic than poetic and is holding tight to his favourite tool for spreading bombast: Twitter. This week, it was as if the tweeter-in-chief was back on the campaign trail, the master communicator with smartphone in hand, setting the news agenda for a frustrated press forced into soul-searching over how to cover him.

Read more Views: 12
The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 18:27 Source

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 makes it unlawful for someone to commit a public act that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or ethnicity. Section 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act contains exemptions which protect freedom of speech. These ensure that artistic works, scientific…

The post How much freedom to hate do you need? appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 16
Your Democracy Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 17:20 Source

just tin men ...

I really don’t understand how you people see things. The US was a large part of the reason why Libya was destroyed and a large part of the reason why Syria is such a mess. The wars (regime change efforts) against both countries created the waves of refugees into Europe and the deaths tens or hundreds of thousands, and along the way emboldened terrorism in the region and across the world.

Read more Views: 13
Your Democracy Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 17:15 Source
Read more Views: 15
The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 16:00 Source

A Brisbane 13 year old committed suicide last week because, according to his mother, he was being bullied. He identified as being gay and apparently was being bullied at school. Rather than join the chorus of those who instantly know what was going on and speculate for a week or so until something else comes…

The post The real bullies appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 30
Hoyden About Town Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 15:35 Source

Published on the Dangerous Women Project a few weeks ago.

[This content summary is customised for content-aggregator sites. Click through to http://hoydenabouttown.com to read the full post.]

Read more Views: 14
The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:00 Source

There’s a piece by ABC journalist Julia Baird in The Age yesterday lamenting the demise of “objective facts” in public discourse. While politicians, lobbyists and supporters initiate fact-less commentary, the media is largely responsible for propagating a narrative based unquestioningly on emotion and personal belief, rather than fact. Baird cites the ABC’s managing director Michelle…

The post How to “dissolve the fog of lies”. Try truth? appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 33
The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:45 Source

By Mark Delmege I really don’t understand how you people see things. The US was a large part of the reason why Libya was destroyed and a large part of the reason why Syria is such a mess. The wars (regime change efforts) against both countries created the waves of refugees into Europe and the…

The post An open letter to ABC Radio National appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 15
The Political Sword Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:10 Source

Read more Views: 31
The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

The post Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 14) appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 36
North Coast Voices Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 00:16 Source

From the keyboard of Blue Mountains resident @R_Chirgwin:Scene: Katoomba Station, crowded with tourists. A skinny busker is singing “When the Droving’s Done” in an Irish lilt. Enter: Nazi Skinhead.Nazi Skinhead: [Spits on Asian tourist] Busker: [Interrupting song] [In Irish accent] “Oi. You!

Read more Views: 17
North Coast Voices Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 00:15 Source

For months now the Dakota and Lakota people and their supporters have been resisting the establishment of an oil pipeline across their ancestral lands in North Dakota.Thus far the courts have offered no relief and the U.S.

Read more Views: 31
The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 12:45 Source

By Denis Bright. (Continued from Part 1). Media Responses from Indonesia on Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea Indonesia’s Antara News Agency continues to support President Widodo’s moderation in maritime boundaries and exclusive economic zones affecting fishing and petroleum exploration. At the meeting of ASEAN Member states in Vientiane, President Widodo made the following…

The post Indonesia: Beyond the News Filters (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 29
Harrangue Man Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 12:36 Source

I went to the end-of-year fete in spite of the noise and crowds because, well, it was the fucking end-of-year fete.I medicated as much as I could then slid in to enjoy myself.It was my fault. I should have known that the fire engine display behind me would of course display its horn. It blared, sudden and loud, in a sonic wave aimed it seemed at the back of my head.My body entered fight (slash) flight and I yelled brightly "gotta go!" and then headed with speed for the car.

Read more Views: 30
The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 12:30 Source

By Denis Bright Mainstream news filters are not helping to improve relations between Indonesia and Australia. Improvements are needed in both directions. The Turnbull Government is definitely striving to improve relations at a strategic level. This is evident in media reports of the strategic meetings in Bali in late October 2016 between defence and foreign…

The post Indonesia: Beyond the News Filters (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 29
The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:14 Source

When looking at politics, I like to remind people that it’s always wise to remember the power of “framing”. For example, in the past week, when Malcolm Turnbull managed a deal with The Greens to pass the backpacker tax, it was hailed as a victory. This is in spite of the fact that once one…

The post Scott Morrison Likes Mums And Dads, But Let’s Not Forget Those Other Poor Investors… appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 40
The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:10 Source

It may sound condescending to say I feel sorry for conservatives but I do. Conservatives live in constant fear.  Fear of government regulations, fear of taxation, fear of social evolution, fear of “the other”, and the overriding fear that drives it all – the fear that they may have to share. They throw the phrase…

The post I feel sorry for conservatives appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 30
The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

The post Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 13) appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 24
Drag0nista's Blog Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 09:09 Source

It’s likely no-one would have predicted the Greens would be the ones to outsmart not only the Government and Opposition but also the try-hards on the Senate crossbench by getting the highest media profile.

Read more Views: 30
North Coast Voices Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 00:16 Source
Read more Views: 26
North Coast Voices Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 00:15 Source
Read more Views: 16
Your Democracy Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 00:07 Source
Read more Views: 29
Your Democracy Friday, December 2, 2016 - 17:56 Source

bightbight

Greenpeace sought access to BP’s “well operation management plan”, held by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. Nopsema refused access to parts of the document, listing a range of reasons.

It cited one as “the likelihood of opposition/protest groups using the information to oppose all drilling activities in the Great Australian Bight”.

Read more Views: 16
The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, December 2, 2016 - 16:00 Source

By James Moylan Dear Comrades, The Politically Correct Peoples Association has had a terrific twelve months. I write to thank our all of our thoroughly indoctrinated members for their efforts and also to remind you that we are once again entering the secular holiday season. So it is time to redouble our efforts. Yes we…

The post A message from your Chairperson appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 24
Renew Economy Friday, December 2, 2016 - 14:09 Source

In the long term, China’s coal demand will be fully met by domestic supply. As China reaches this balance, the coal price and coal imports will decline.

Read more Views: 25
Renew Economy Friday, December 2, 2016 - 14:06 Source

Using a technique mastered by conservative think tanks like the IPA, the Coalition's efforts on energy policy are mostly an exercise in gathering misleading information and presenting it as proof of something, in this case that wind and solar don’t work.

Read more Views: 29

Pages