Monday 20th of August 2018

the oak tree pyre of hercules...

oak leaves

It is interesting to contemplate the fact that the same thing that is causing the glaciers to melt and the inundation of low-lying areas — industrial, technological, and economic progress — is an intrinsic part of the same phenomenon that is dissolving religions, families, politics, and so forth.

and no one is going to prison...


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has formally laid criminal cartel charges against the ANZ, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and six senior executives.

wish you were here...


Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd singer, has once again mixed the worlds of music and politics by displaying a banner in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at a concert in Berlin.

recruitment recon

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In late May, the U.S. Air Force announced its intention to release an advanced video game simulation. The theory is that the game, if successful, will be an effective recruitment tool among high school students.

save your (and mine) ABC...


Last weekend the powerful ultra-conservative IPA think tank published a new book: Against Public Broadcasting: Why we should privatise the ABC and how to do it.

Turnbull's Communications Minister Mitch Fifield – the politician who holds the fate of the ABC – is a paid up, card carrying member of the IPA. 


The Turnbull Government boffins are becoming increasingly brazen in their ABC attacks. Why? Because they assume the only voters it bothers are rusted-on 'lefties' who'd never vote for them anyway. They assume wrong. 


The ABC is one of Australia's most liked and trusted institutions – with supporters from right across the political spectrum. 


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