Government

Tom Tomorrow

Posted by on August 27, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Fascinating Legal Machinations

Posted by on July 12, 2008 at 5:50 am

I find the legal machinations that governments have gone through over the last seven years, since 9/11 quite fascinating. In Australia we had a period of time under Howard where the immigration minister did some things that were quite amazing and logic defying as well as humanitarian defying. I just came across this article by […]

Things Are Going Seriously Wrong

Posted by on July 7, 2008 at 12:40 am

When you see stories like this one, you have to wonder how close we all are to a serious societal meltdown. The UK government is meeting with supermarket chains to encourage them to stockpile basic foodstuffs in anticipation of supply chain failures caused by a national truckers' strike. The big issue here is not the […]

NSW Government Screwing Fire Department

Posted by on June 26, 2008 at 10:59 am

On the way home tonight from buying a new battery for my laptop from the Apple store in Woolongong I got caught in a traffic jam. It was at the end of Agar's Lane – about 2 or 3 k's from my house. I found out that the local pre-school teacher had come too fast […]

Dr Mahatir on the US

Posted by on May 26, 2008 at 5:00 am

Paul Keating called him recalcitrant. But Dr Mahatir Mohammed, the ex PM of Malaysia, certainly knows how to hit the rational high notes when he gets going… Here he is talking about the US:

Conspiracy Theories

Posted by on May 26, 2008 at 4:26 am

Why are they called theories when so many of them are actually facts?! Here is a very interesting take. Why? Because it is really about the people who have been put into place to do things, rather than about the events themselves. When you get the people being appointed to positions of power it is […]

A Community Problem

Posted by on May 5, 2008 at 6:00 am

Well, I moved to Berry in January, and I thought that I was going to be part of a beautiful small community where life just meanders on blissfully… How was I to know that a proposed by pass to the town would change that… The problem is that some residents on one side of town […]

As We Are Distracted, Cheney Moves The World To War

Posted by on April 1, 2008 at 8:54 am

William Wordsworth wrote sometime in the 1800's: The world is too much with us, late and soon,Getting and spending we lay waste our powers… I remember the quote from school some 50 odd years ago – so hopefully it is right. But the point is that it so true of us today. We are all […]

The Changing Face Of Canberra

Posted by on March 9, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Last night an old friend of my wife stayed overnight. They knew each other back when they were both doing PR in the music business. The friend has been working in Canberra for some years now, for the Federal Government. (Even the Government needs PR!) She remarked about the change from Liberal to Labour and […]

John Edwards

Posted by on January 15, 2008 at 7:35 am

Interesting story about John Edwards in The Guardian. I'm  not sure whether it was placed by people who are pro-Edwards or anti-Edwards. Maybe Edwards is trying to position himself as a VP for either Obama or Clinton – as the left winger to balance their right wing tendencies, particularly Clinton… The former North Carolina senator's […]