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We live in shadowy times and white men who inhabit it lead us further into darkness

July 11, 2020 - 06:00 -- Admin

As a man who is but months away from turning 80 I hope that I have inherited some characteristics of the prudent sage. A man with awareness, and knowledge, which enables me to speak through my longevity with authority about the society, I have grown up in, taken from and invested in. Many things disgust…

The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case

July 10, 2020 - 16:00 -- Admin

The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days. Among its decisions, including those dealing with President Donald Trump’s financial records, was that of McGirt v Oklahoma. The case furnishes a detailed discussion on the extent Native American self-governance survived the assaults of the…

Bedtime Stories #1

July 10, 2020 - 14:53 -- Admin

I stare into time’s eyes … She stares back at me. Actually, it isn’t time as in measurement, it’s my cat … she has that stare of eternity … like cats seem to have … like she has been born into forever. I stare into her eyes sometimes as she sits on my lap ……

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July 10, 2020 - 13:00 -- Admin

Follows on from JAGGED #3 Chapter 11: I believe you. I hear you. Your story should be told. I believe you. I hear you. Your story should be told. How many people really mean that when they say it to a Victim/Survivor of childhood sexual abuse? In my experience very few, but a wonderful very…

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I’ve never been to America

July 10, 2020 - 09:40 -- Admin

Foreword: Australia has endless flaws and whilst I’m not going to paint a picture that Australia is not in many but different ways just as troubled, in just as much danger from government corruption and just as racist towards non-whites, that’s a topic for another day.  I’ve never been to America, but I can tell…

Leadership and popularity

July 9, 2020 - 00:27 -- Admin

[Terry Mills has defended his fracking flip-flop, saying he doesn’t believe the ‘pipe dream’ will improve the Territory’s finances. Picture: Katrina Bridgeford] My knowledge of Australian political history is somewhat limited because I was not born here and have only ever lived in the Northern Territory. Some PMs and Premiers stand out more than others…