Archive for May, 2009
It’s not the planet that needs saving …
Posted: 28 May, 2009 in Australian Politics, comedy/humour, environment, Life, politics and government, Science.
Tags: climate change, Earth, environment, environmental values, global warming, Greens, humanity, Life, planet, politics, values
Bertrand Russell recognised this problem and devised a solution; a clunky one, admittedly. His example was a replacement for the sentence, ‘The Golden Mountain does not exist’
we have a feeling that many of our visitors, because they’re a touch more intelligent, enjoy the challenge of an occasional game of Sudoku
“Yes, I was the Torture Master and I think it was good. Torture is good, and hey, let’s forget about all those “high ideals” that America used to wrap around itself. It was all pretend and you know it.
Posted: 22 May, 2009 in Australian Values, Guantanamo/Hicks, Iraq, politics and government, US Politics.
Tags: American values, Cheney, civil liberties, civil values, ethics, law, legal values, Obama, principles, standards, terror, terrorism, terrorist, torture, values
1. the suggestion was to use waterboarding; 2. it came from the Vice President’s office; 3. the purpose was to find a link between al-Qaeda and Iraq.
Posted: 19 May, 2009 in Australian Values.
Tags: al Qaida, al Qaida and Iraq, American values, Atta, Australian governmen, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Bush, Cheney, Darth Vader, Duelfer, ethics, evil, false evidence, government, Iraq, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Maddow, morals, MSNBC, politics, principles, SERE, terror, torture, values, Vice President, war, waterboarding, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Windrem, WMD
Ah, well, torturers will be torturers, rapists will be rapists, footballers will be footballers, politicians will be politicians and ignorant, stupid women will be ignorant, stupid women
It was, inevitably, never a question of if but of when Barack Obama would buckle and capitulate to the power machinery of the Washington political and military establishments. Sadly, the answer is a shockingly short time.
Amazing. No other bird like this in the world. From David Attenborough’s Life of Birds
Mad. They’ve gone mad. Quite mad.
I might agree that such activity is depraved; I probably do, but let me make up my own mind. Just tell me what occurred. Arguments might be made that the sexual behaviour that Matthew Johns and his mates are reported to have got up to is not depraved but natural human behaviour.
Dutch ovens aren’t appalling behaviour after all – they’re good for you
Couple of quick videos you will love
Keelty in our view was a bad man, morally weak, a disastrous Commissioner who willingly ran over the basics of human rights and legal traditions like habeas corpus in order to pursue a flawed and misguided agenda.
Posted: 10 May, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Life, politics and government.
Tags: Australian cultural values, Australian Federal Police, Australian legal values, Australian police values, cultural values, ethics, legal values, morals, principles, standards, values
Laws, a reasonable person might think, was intentionally duping his audience, using their laziness and stupidity and his influence over them to make money for himself and his million-dollar clients
…It seems there is a pattern amongst many people, particularly footballers, who do whatever they like, knowing that all you need to do is effect a display of contrition and remorse and everyone will forgive you or at least get over it soon enough.