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The Language of the Left

December 1, 2018 - 12:54 -- Admin

It has moved, this language of the left-wing. It no longer holds court as the gobbledygook plaything of the cognoscenti or aficionados of that ‘higher plane” of intellectual lament of the “Intellectual Left”. No longer seen as exclusive to those of “good education” and “polite society” … It too is in rebellion and it is…

The government’s message to the people – shaddap you face

December 1, 2018 - 11:44 -- Admin

ProMo tells us, with an earnest look on his face as he flies around the country visiting Liberal Party donors, that he is “listening, hearing and doing”. Great slogan.  Pity about the product. Scott doesn’t want children speaking up about climate change.  They should be in school receiving direct instruction about how great Western civilisation…

I Have Some Good News And Some Bad News, Scott Morrison Is Prime Minister…

December 1, 2018 - 09:20 -- Admin

Let’s start with Matt Canavan’s strange good news and bad news tweet:   Now, some of you may find it strange to jextapose the bushfires with the news of Adani even if one doesn’t accept a link between coal and climate change. It’s like going to the doctor and being told, “You gangrene and we’ll…

Shit happens, but we can vote them out – a message of support to fellow Australians

November 30, 2018 - 13:17 -- Admin

For those of us who follow politics closely, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the despair of watching solutions, or at least progress, ignored in favour of political posturing. But in reality, impatience more adequately describes our feelings than actual despair.  Change is happening.  We just want it to happen quicker. There are times…

Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations

November 30, 2018 - 12:48 -- Admin

That time of the year. Student evaluations are being gathered by the data crunchers. Participation rates are being noted. Attitudes and responses are mapped. The vulnerable, insecure instructor, fearing an execution squad via email, looks apprehensively at comments in the attached folder that will, in all likelihood, devastate rather than reward. “Too much teaching matter”;…

Passwords

November 30, 2018 - 11:27 -- Admin

Not long before my mother passed away, she was given a smartphone by her children so as to be ready reachable and in case of emergency …we paid the connection fees etc … all she had to do was sign on. Of course, signing on to such services has a security obligation and so one…

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The Energy Road to Nowhere

November 30, 2018 - 09:30 -- Admin

By Ad astra  Are you as exasperated and disgusted as I am with the political antics exposed during the renewed debate about energy policy? Are you appalled by our parliamentarians’ persistent inability to collaborate in making decisions about how to tackle climate change? These are rhetorical questions. I know the answers. On 22 November, Bill…

Eyes Without The Prize: Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi’s Awards

November 29, 2018 - 19:30 -- Admin

It is impossible to see peace prize or freedom awards as anything other than fragments of an industry. In time, ideals become marketable and matters of commodity. Those who go against this market rationale face the fires of moral outrage. The business of promoting peace in the wrapping of human rights protections is its own…

A Parliament of Irresponsibility: Peter Dutton, Section 44 and Pecuniary Interests

November 29, 2018 - 12:45 -- Admin

It took place as the blades were being sharpened for a palace coup in August. On Radio National’s breakfast program, Deputy Leader of Labor, Tanya Plibersek was tight lipped to her interlocutor. The issue posed to her party was the eligibility of the then recently resigned Home Affairs minister, Peter Dutton, chief knife wielder and…

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