Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

chinese walls ....

chinese walls ....

from mike carlton ….

Shed no tears for Arthur Sinodinos. It was greed and folly that brought him down, a lethal cocktail for politicians at his level, and all his own work.

the devil is in the humans destroying the details...

tassie devil

As Anthony John Abbott is impersonating a Primal Minister of the crown and wants to destroy a "small" percentage of  protected Tasmanian forests, it is time to take a breather and see where humanity has gone wrong...

In regard to the Tasmanian Devil, once common — now considered an endangered species due to a ravaging form of mouth cancer — the question is how much the influence of human activities, especially that of poisoning the land, cutting the trees and the wanton decimation of the wildlife has had on the poor devils?

the rocks in his head...

rocks in his head

Scores of angry public housing tenants have vented their fury over the decision to sell nearly 300 homes in the heart of Sydney’s historic The Rocks area.

doing business ....

doing business ....

Financial planners will be able to break the financial advice law with impunity unless a client takes private action, the government says.

An explanatory memorandum tabled with the changes to Labor's Future of Financial Advice legislation says the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ''will not take enforcement action in relation to the specific FOFA provisions that the government is planning to repeal''.

when species are left to rot in a basket case...

ethical duty9

The dramatic ongoing loss of Australian animal and plant species has prompted influential scientists to call on governments to start making tough decisions about which ones to save - and which species should be left to face extinction. 

swallowed whole by a wizard...

 

wizard

The voice interception program, called MYSTIC, began in 2009. Its RETRO tool, short for “retrospective retrieval,” and related projects reached full capacity against the first target nation in 2011. Planning documents two years later anticipated similar operations elsewhere.

In the initial deployment, collection systems are recording “every single” conversation nationwide, storing billions of them in a 30-day rolling buffer that clears the oldest calls as new ones arrive, according to a classified summary.

bloody atheists...

bloody atheists

Some twisted crap from the new Templeton Prize Winner:

... and leave it to the "adult" in charge...

SBS capers

 

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull lost an internal battle with Prime Minister Tony Abbott over whether businessman Joseph Skrzynski should be appointed to a second term as SBS chairman.

Fairfax Media understands Mr Turnbull lobbied strongly for the investment banker - whose five-year term expires next Wednesday - to remain in the position but was overruled by the Prime Minister's office.

In a statement released on Monday, Mr Turnbull praised Mr Skrzynski as an "outstanding chairman" and said that "SBS is a stronger organisation for his leadership".

radio-shock-jockettes...

radio bitch

Male-dominated talkback radio schedules and Q&A panels aren't outliers in an otherwise gender-equal world - they're representative of how women are routinely sidelined in Australian society, writes Clementine Ford.

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