Category Archives: political bent

caution: patriotism crossing

Anyone who’s been out of touch with the world for the last few days, I have news.  The Olympics have started. Yep, that ritual athletic testing that started in an ancient foreign land as a way of challenging soldiers has … Continue reading

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the rich getting richer? not as much as before, it seems.. but the poor are still paying the biggest price..

Heard on the news this morning that Lloyds TSB, one of the UK’s biggest banks, has had a 70% drop in profit this quarter. I started cheering, thinking perhaps this can be a score for the little guy, to prove … Continue reading

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Finally!

Finally the Australian Government, and more specifically our new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, is going to apologise to the ‘Stolen Generations’. It’s well past the time for the goverment to apologise to the Aboriginal Community as a whole for the ridiculous policies … Continue reading

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Council of Europe votes against creationist teaching

Some common sense from our European partners! It all started when a quick blurb in Nature Vol 449 (11 Oct 07) caught my eye: “Creationism is a potential threat to human rights and any attempts to incorporate it into science … Continue reading

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101 uses for a John Howard

thanks to ninglun for pointing to THIS BRILLIANT BLOG! to quote: “I was contemplating John Howard’s retirement the other day (as all Australians do from time to time) and I thought to myself, “Sure, that’ll be great for us, but … Continue reading

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Are we heading for a new Cold War?

(Note: opinions expressed are mine – except for official allegations. I have no wish to start an international incident all on my own!) OK – you might have heard something about UK & Russia going head to head over ping-pong … Continue reading

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200 posts!!

This post makes 200 posts Adrift in the ether-web!   Some days, you know, I never thought I’d be able to keep this up. But it’s really nice now to say that I’ve kept with this… I know I’ve got … Continue reading

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