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September 30, 2019 - 16:30 -- Admin

By 2353NM   Since 2015, Australian telecommunications providers have been required to keep the metadata relating to your and my electronic conversations, internet searches, text messages, emails and so on for a period of two years. Apparently, our ‘security’ depends on the government of the day knowing that the ‘average’ Australian accessed a pizza delivery company’s…

The FauxMo Road Show

September 29, 2019 - 18:09 -- Admin

By Grumpy Geezer   FauxMo has now returned from his one man band tour to Washington. Invited by the orange PT Barnum (“there’s a sucker born every minute”) our be-spectacled, chubby PM No Friends was vaporous at the prospect of playing dress-ups with the richest kid in school. It’s rumoured that he even shat his pants with excitement. Morrison…

Remember the past

September 29, 2019 - 13:06 -- Admin

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” An aphorism written by the Spanish/American philosopher George Santayana in the book, The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress. The date 4 October is significant to many of London’s East Enders. On this day in 1936 their great grandfathers and great grandmothers…

Per capita or not per capita – what is the question?

September 28, 2019 - 23:09 -- Admin

Nothing exemplifies the government’s dishonest spin more starkly than their switching from per capita measurements and back again, depending, not on which is the most relevant measure, but on which obfuscates the truth the best. The Department of Environment and Energy produce a Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The June 2015 report…

And I thought Tony Abbott could lie!

September 28, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

A. In my view Tony Abbott still wears the crown of the greatest liar ever to have soiled the plush red carpets of the House of Representatives. However, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, depending on his eventual time in parliament, might just take his crown. I have written much on the subject of lying. In 2013…

Scott Morrison’s China Thesis

September 27, 2019 - 13:22 -- Admin

China has rattled Western observers for centuries, and the idea that it might be approaching a level of formidable heft is troubling to those who, condescendingly, see it as a naughty child who aspired to economic growth but could only do so as long as it behaved. In other words, they achieved success because we…