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Taking (too good) care of business

May 1, 2017 - 09:00 -- Admin

By freef’all852 Turning government responsibility from service provider to one of social cohesion. The entire premise of granting public monies via infrastructure grants or tax relief to big corporations is that THEY; the corporations and businesses are the “creators of work and jobs via a “trickle-down-effect” to benefit, eventually, the workers of the nation. This is…

Day to Day Politics: Mass said for the death of truth in government.

May 1, 2017 - 06:09 -- Admin

Monday 1 May 2017 A conservative government was elected on September 14 in the year of our Lord 2013. Later a requiem mass for the death of truth in the mainstream media and government was held at old Parliament House Canberra. The service was conducted by Archbishop Murdoch and assisted by an Abbott. The eulogy was…

“A man who doesn’t understand his job as Prime Minister.”

April 30, 2017 - 21:13 -- Admin

“He [Turnbull] is arrogant, he’s disrespectful. I don’t think he’s genuine and I think he has lost his way.”                                                                        …

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Jared Kushner, Facebook and Hacking: Propaganda in 2017 and how we got here (2)

April 30, 2017 - 15:37 -- Admin

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, was very much behind her father’s presidential campaign. He focused on message tailoring, sentiment manipulation and machine learning or artificial intelligence. His friends in Silicon valley are some of the best digital marketers in the world. He also focused on micro-targeting on Facebook: “I called somebody who works for one…

The face of wilful ignorance

April 30, 2017 - 15:34 -- Admin

By Ad astra To whom do you believe I’m referring? There are no prizes for the correct answer! I’m referring to someone who I believe is guilty of immoral ignorance. His actions have the potential to destroy our civilization, not today or next week, but in the foreseeable future – we don’t know when, nor…

Bullshit Jobs!

April 30, 2017 - 09:54 -- Admin

In “Utopia for Realists”, Rutger Bregman reminds us about the New York garbage strike of 1968, and then compares it to the bank strike in Ireland. Basically, it took six months to resolve the bank strike, and while there were certainly difficulties, people found a way to operate and they generally worked out alternative credit…

Day to Day Politics: Whoops, their hypocrisy is showing badly.

April 30, 2017 - 05:59 -- Admin

Sunday 30 April 2017 1 Remember the phrase ”spending like a drunken sailor” and how the conservative parties aided and abetted by the power of the Murdoch press would shout their gutter vile comments about debt and deficit? Here are a few examples. It’s been going on for years. “Skyrocketing deb out of control.” “We…

Good and Bad Debt from Dumb and Dumber

April 29, 2017 - 15:01 -- Admin

Finally something of interest came forth from the mouths of our good Prime Minister and Treasurer this week.  They began talking about good and bad debt. It sounded a bit like funny money, at first, coming as it did from two staunch economic conservatives who hate debt of any kind while having little understanding of it. What…

Make up your bloody mind

April 29, 2017 - 10:28 -- Admin

For an organisation to run successfully, they must identify goals, prioritise them, examine alternative ways to achieve them, then decide on a co-ordinated approach to move forward. Nothing could be less descriptive of government in this country which seems to actively work against itself, flip-flopping around to appease interest groups resulting in policies that contradict…