Sunday 12th of July 2020

Gus Leonisky's blog

generosity of spirit...

generously shared

In the chapter  “What the Enlightenment Got Wrong” in his book Humankind, A Hopeful History, Bregman makes some assumptions that are full of shit.

 

 

humanities take a hit...

too many

I have been searching the list of what's what in the new fees for the university degrees and cannot find if the cost of learning theology will increase or decrease... Who cares, you might say, especially for a fierce atheist like Guskyleon... But with the Prime Minister, Scotty from marketing, being a fervent believer in Noah's Ark bullshit, one wonders if the religious studies fees will go up or down. Not a peep on this issue.

 

Meanwhile, Michelle Grattan at The Conversation tends to pour cold water over the fire of humanities massive fee increases... Should you choose to become a philosophical farmer, for example, your fees will be lowered:

 

of democratic civilisations and tweaking cheeks...

scomodin

The leader of Tibetan Buddhism sees reasons for optimism even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. People are helping one another, he tells the BBC's Justin Rowlatt, and if seven billion people on Earth develop "a sense of oneness" they may yet unite to solve the problem of climate change.

as the wind blows up...

blowing up or �quot;blowing up�quot;?...

Bolton Says Trump Impeachment Inquiry Missed Other Troubling Actions

In his new book, John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, describes episodes where the president sought to halt criminal inquiries. He also says President Trump’s loyalists mocked him behind his back.

the sydney fish market...

crab

Internal documents about how to spin overdevelopment concerns surrounding the Sydney Fish Markets site have been accidently uploaded online by the NSW Government.

 

voter ignorance has worried political philosophers since plato till trumpism...

loneliness2
If most voters are uninformed, who should make decisions about the public’s welfare?

as scummo back-pedals at the speed of fading light, downer adds fuel to the slavery controversy, in australia...

clowner

Scott Morrison has apologised for remarks about slavery in Australia, acknowledging that “all sorts of hideous practices” had been waged against indigenous people.

sailing through rough seas... be happy to make it safely home... and not offend anyone...

can�t breathe

You don't have to look far to see the impact: millions of Australians have either lost their job, had to line up for JobSeeker, had to work on the frontlines during lockdown, suffered health issues or experienced a loss during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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