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Surprise, surprise …

March 15, 2015 - 19:30 -- Admin

Not very long ago, during the annual meltdown into the pleasantly torpid stasis that is the great Aussie January holiday time, Peter van Onselen zapped out this Tweet:

From van Onselen, that was quite, well, shocking. More especially because just two days before he had tweeted:

If you doubt the scientists, what about the actuaries?

February 8, 2015 - 19:30 -- Admin

There’s an old adage that if you want to know who will win an election follow the bookmakers’ odds or where the punters are putting their money rather than the polls (particularly when the polls are close). Something similar could be said of climate change. For Mr Abbott and others like him who remain sceptical of the science, they should instead follow the risk assessment of the actuaries as they advise the insurance and reinsurance industry and the investment banks.

We’re all in this together

February 1, 2015 - 19:30 -- Admin

As human beings we each have a responsibility to care for humanity. Expressing concern for others brings inner strength and deep satisfaction. As social animals, human beings need friendship, but friendship doesn’t come from wealth and power, but from showing compassion and concern for others. [Dalai Lama]

Enjoy a new era at The Political Sword

January 29, 2015 - 18:30 -- Admin

On Saturday, 13 September 2008 Ad astra wrote: ‘This is the first posting of The Political Sword blog. Its focus is Australian politics. It is intended to give expression to those who have opinions about contemporary political events. In particular it will provide a forum for exposing deception among politicians, bureaucrats and commentators. ‘The people deserve to know the truth about political decisions, how and why they were made, and about those who made them.

A year on TPS: 2014

December 21, 2014 - 18:30 -- Admin

As we come to the end of another year, please forgive a little self-indulgence as the TPS Team discusses what TPS has achieved in the past 12 months. It was a year in which we saw Abbott and his cronies trying to destroy the country and make us a paradise for the neo-liberals, the neo-cons and the economists that support them — and, of course, big business. We saw the worst budget in living memory and have, so far, only been saved from its full ramifications by the senate.

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