your future is in the hand of a scarecrow, a clueless wizard and a clown who blows bubbles. sleep well...
Australia should hold fire on interest-rate cuts to avoid further inflaming property prices that are at risk of "a sharp correction," the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said.
"The net gains from further monetary expansion in the near term are finely balanced," the OECD said in Paris on Wednesday.
from Crikey …..
In the month of May anti-Muslim fervour increased its hold in Australia through the opportunism of War on Terror rhetoric.
The longtime legislator is one of America's most hawkish politicians, and will be running almost solely on a foreign policy platform. The tenor of his campaign will be grim: "I'm running because I think the world is falling apart," he explained.
it is a quite ludicrous that in order to sell and validate religious beliefs, some Christians still try to claim sciences as their own, as if science was a daughter of Christianity — through "Christian" scientists. In fact, most of the work of scientific value was done by clever humans, despite the Church — as the reality of experiments and observations did not fit any of the religious teachings.
First these pamphlets are sexist. They mention anyone can rid "himself"... "his" mental potential fully... Second the concept that we only use ten percent of our mental potential is bullshit. It's time that the Church of Scientology gave up this line — and gave up using Albert as a measuring stick to their neat "improvement" techniques of the self.
I am not disputing that the Church of Scientology can help some people develop some better mental ability, but this is not exclusive to this organisation — an organisation that could also suck you dry of your own will and implant a new willingness to part with some of your cash. Nothing new.
A specially appointed member of the Vatican's commission on child protection has accused Cardinal George Pell of being "almost sociopathic" in his treatment of victims.
art — according to Nietzsche, dr laura d'olimpio, plato, descartes, immanuel kant and gus leonisky...
Art is the supreme task, as Nietzsche would have it. How can we balance creativity with rationality? And what are the dangers of letting the Dionysian genie out of the bottle, especially in the public square? Dr Laura D’Olimpio, a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame WA, appraises the value of a creative life.
We know that when Tony Abbott doesn’t approve of something, he is not backward in coming forward about it.
He’s made no secret, for instance, of his disapproval of refugees attempting to get to Australia by boat, Aboriginal people indulging their “lifestyle choices” in remote communities and women who access more than one maternity leave entitlement.