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Rule by the Divine Right

October 18, 2021 - 17:32 -- Admin

The Christian coalifate and crime cartel is running rampant The NSW Lib’s sanctification as Premier of the Brylcreemed Li’l Dabble Dooya, better known as Dominic Perrottet, a man resembling a pelican emerging from an oil spill, has re-animated conjecture about the capture of the conservative parties by religious nutters. It’s yet to be made clear…

You have to adapt

October 18, 2021 - 14:00 -- Admin

By 2353NM   Next time your mobile phone takes a photo of the now ubiquitous QR check in image, think of this. In 1888, the Kodak camera was first sold in the USA with the motto “You press the button, we do the rest.” People did ‘press the button’ and return the cheap camera box to…

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Hey, hey, it’s Perrottet. Can Morrison survive?

October 16, 2021 - 18:46 -- Admin

“…the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favoured few booted and spurred, ready to ride them…”  Thomas Jefferson “It’s not just a health crisis, it’s an economic crisis.” Dominic Francis Perrottet, a gangly colt by Gordon Gecko out of Margaret Thatcher in party apparatchik’s blue tie saddle-cloth,…

Cheap Grace and Climate Change: Australia and COP26

October 16, 2021 - 17:25 -- Admin

It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference in Glasgow. Having himself turned the country’s prime ministerial office into an extended advertising agency,…

Funeral Rites for COVID Zero

October 15, 2021 - 13:30 -- Admin

It was such a noble public health dream, even if rather hazy to begin with. Run down SARS-CoV-2. Suppress it. Crush it. Or just “flatten the curve,” which could have meant versions of all the above. This created a climate of numerical sensitivity: a few case infections here, a few cases there, would warrant immediate,…

So what’s this “Cashless Debit Card” thing all about then?

October 14, 2021 - 20:45 -- Admin

By Amanda Smith    The Cashless Debit Card is the latest iteration of a policy called “compulsory income management” (CIM) in Australia. Compulsory income management – meaning government and corporate control over all or portions of people’s social security entitlement payments, is an idea that had its roots as far back as 1982 in government,…

Waking up to Climate Change Dinosaurs

October 13, 2021 - 13:31 -- Admin

Morning listening on October 13. Australia’s Radio National. Members of the Morrison government are doing their interview rounds with the host, Fran Kelly. We enter a time warp, speeding away into another dimension where planet Earth, and Australia, look different. The first interview, with Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie, is filled with the sort of rejigged…

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