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The Equal Australia Party

October 5, 2014 - 18:38 -- Admin

It’s fair to say that a lot of people are disillusioned with our major political parties, and it’s more than likely that the 2016 election will be contested by an ever-growing number of independents or minor parties. Alan Howell has formed one of them, the Equal Australia Party, which he introduces below.

I Have Joined The Arts Party and If Nothing Else, I Hope That Makes Tony Abbott Take Notice!

October 4, 2014 - 19:36 -- Admin

“I learned three things in Zurich during the war. I wrote them down. Firstly, you’re either a revolutionary or you’re not, and if you’re not you might as well be an artist as anything else. Secondly, if you can’t be an artist, you might as well be a revolutionary. … I forget the third thing.”

Tom Stoppard. Travesties.

Why Haneef Hussain and Mir Abbas had to leave their country . . . for ours

October 3, 2014 - 19:49 -- Admin

Haneef Hussain and his cousin Mir Abbas come from the remote village of Haramosh in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The village of Haramosh is internationally known as ‘Haramosh Group of Mountains’, because of its beautiful valley with natural lakes, forests and snow covered high mountains and large glaciers. It is like a heaven on earth. But it is also like a hell on earth.

Weird scenes inside the coal mine.

October 3, 2014 - 09:47 -- Admin

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (depending on your socio-economic bracket).

One thing about this government, every day brings new things to discuss, none of them good, unless you happen to be a mining company, a global corporation, an arms manufacturer, a wealthy tax avoider, or a financial adviser.

Blessed Are The Stupid For They Shall Inhibit The Earth – Tony Abbott, Maurice Newman and What To Do About People Who Insist On Looking At Facts!

October 2, 2014 - 18:25 -- Admin

Ok, I’ve just been reading about the British Penal System prior to the First Fleet. Now this was a time when they really knew how to dish out severe punishments but strangely the crime rate was still rather high. Now when I say dish out severe punishments, I naturally meant to the lower classes.

Baddies vs. Baddies: Whose Side is Tony on?

October 2, 2014 - 17:43 -- Admin

Taking down the Assad government has always been a part of the U.S. agenda in the Middle East. Were it not for the intervention of those pesky Russians this might have been accomplished in 2011. Whether you believe that Islamic State is directly or indirectly a western creation or that it’s simply a case of not letting a good crisis go to waste, it can’t be denied that the meteoric rise of this latest bogeyman provides the U.S. with a convenient plan b.