Archive for category Economics
So Arthur Sinodinos failed to remember six companies of which he was a director and failed to declare this in his Parliamentary Register of Interest. Either he is stupid or incompetent. And if you were the Chairman of one of the companies Sinodinos “forgot” to declare, since he is obviously not at all engaged with [...]
How do you think Australia’s economy is going, compared to the rest of the world? Sir Roger wonders because some rainbow-lovers say it’s magnificent and some shrill hurricane chasers say we’re going to hell in a handbasket and doom is upon us. Sir Roger had his servan staff do some forensic research. They [...]
Posted: 27 September, 2012 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, Media, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian economy, Australian Politics, Australian Values, economy, Fitch, government, HDI, Human Development Index, Moody's, politics, rating agencies, rating agency, Standard and Poors, UN, values
We, the Most Powerful Nations of the World, having met face to face and flab to flab for two days in the beachside resort of Los Cabos Mexico, and having carefully avoided any difficult topics or trodden on any sensitive toes, are immensely proud to be able to now release our joint communiqué of enough [...]
Posted: 20 June, 2012 in Australian Politics, Economics, politics and government, values.
Tags: australia, economic values, Europe, G20, GFC, GFC2, global politics, Greece, hot air, Most Powerful Nations, obfuscation, political values, politics, powerful nations of the world, Spain, windfarm, windmills, world politics
Sir Roger Migently is not angry. He is over it. According to Friday’s ABC 7.30 Report The Government is pushing ahead with its demand that dozens of dentists repay $20 million claimed under Medicare for treating people with chronic diseases. Here’s how it is: Few people can afford dental service, not even preventive. Just [...]
Posted: 2 January, 2012 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, Life, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian Politics, Australian Values, coalition, dental, dental work, dentist, dentistry, ethical, ethics, false teeth, finished, Gillard, GP, is labor finished, Labor, labor finished, medical, morals, Patient Management Plan, political values, politics, prosthetics, race to the bottom, teeth, unemployment, values
Today, just a day after the failure of industrial negotiations between itself and the Unions, and with people still furious only three weeks after CEO Joyce gave the finger to its entire customer base, the Prime Minister and Australia generally, the Qantas social media uber-geniuses began a twitter campaign with the hashtag #qantasluxury, asking [...]
Posted: 22 November, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Computing, Economics, Internet, politics and government, values, Video.
Tags: Australian Politics, Australian Values, aviation, comedy, downfall, grounding, hashtag, Hitler, humor, humour, industrial relations, Joyce, lockout, politics, Qantas, qantasluxury, strike, tweet, twitter, unions, values
In the aftermath of his very public News of the World disgrace¹, as Rupert displays the abject decency and compassion he so miraculously discovered, today he has gone even further. Rupert Murdoch is determined to protect us from drivel, lies, bias, distortion and bullshit. He has today selflessly erected a paywall around his “flagship” [...]
Posted: 24 October, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, Internet, Life, Media, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian, bias, Courier Mail, government, Herald Sun, Hun, Media, murdoch, News Corp, News Limited, news of the world, NOTW, paywall, political bias, politics, Raiders of the Lost Ark, rupert, rupert murdoch, Steve McQueen, telegraph, terror
Astroturfing is a form of advocacy in support of a political, organizational, or corporate agenda, designed to give the appearance of a “grassroots” movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a political and/or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to some political entity—a politician, political group, product, service or [...]
Posted: 3 October, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Economics, Education, environment, legal, Life, politics and government, Science, values.
Tags: Alan Jones, ARL, astroturf, Astroturfing, Ch 9, Channel 9, Channel Nine, climate, climate change, concerned citizens, corporate, corporate agenda, corporation, denial, denial organizations, Economics, family, family breakdown, gambling, gambling addiction, Peter Fitzsimons, Phil Gould, poker machines, pokies, political agenda, politics, Rabbit Warren, Ray Warren, Rugby League, Science
…pluck it out, and cast it from thee. – Mark 9, 47 You know … everyone knows … Rupert Murdoch is an evil genius. And this latest move is certainly worthy of his deep-seated amorality. If Murdoch believes in anything he believes in two things: nothing and money. His latest move is pure evil [...]
Posted: 9 July, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, Education, Media, politics and government, Religion, Technology, US Politics, values.
Tags: accountability, Ailes, australia, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Australian religious values, Australian Values, belief, beliefs, bible, British justice, British politics, Brooks, BsB, BSkyB, business, cameron, Catholic, Chief Executive of News International, civil society, conservative, conservative politics, coulson, courts, Culture, Economics, Education, Emperor Palpatine, ethics, Fox, Fox News, government and media, greed, Guardian, hell, journalism, journalistic values, justice, law, leadership, Louise Casey, Mark, Matthew, Media, media values, Milly Dowler, money, morality, murder, murdoch, news, News Corp, News corporation, news international, News Limited, news of the world, newspaper, NoW, Palpatine, phone hacking, police, politics, politics and government, press, Rebekah Brooks, red top, Religion, religious values, responsibility, rupert murdoch, Scotland Yard, soul, Star Wars, values, voicemail
Sir Roger does not wish to marry a man. To put it another way, while Sir Roger and Dorothy have many good friends in common, Dorothy and Sir Roger are not Facebook buddies. And Sir Roger does not think that his personal preference for his own life is of any moment or interest whatever in [...]
Posted: 29 June, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, legal, Life, politics and government, Sex, values.
Tags: ALP, Australian Labor, Australian Labor Party, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, gay marriage, government, Labor Party, political values, politicians, politics
David Hume, hero of the Enlightenment, father of skepticism, linchpin of democracy and human rights and freedoms, Happy 300th Birthday! Sir Roger has some understanding of how Hume felt when he said this: “Here am I who have written on all sorts of subjects calculated to excite hostility, moral, political, and religious, and yet [...]
Posted: 7 May, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Life, Literature, mystery, Nature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian democracy, Australian democratic values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian religion, Australian religious values, authority, David Hume, democracy, emotion, Enlightenment, epistemology, evidence, evidence-based, Feelings, freedom, government, human, human values, humanity, Hume, metaphysics, moral values, morals, opinion, philosopher, philosophy, political values, politics, Religion, religion and politics, religious politics, religious values, rights, scepticism, Scottish Enlightenment, skepticism, suffrage, understanding
In response to upheavals and disasters politicians and diplomats are falling over themselves to appear significant – by flapping lips and blowing air.
Posted: 23 February, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Language, Life, Nature, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: Anna Bligh, Bahrain, cliche, Clinton, cyclones, diplomats, disasters, Egypt, floods, hearts, Kevin Rudd, Libya, Obama, platitude, politicians, prayers, Queensland, sympathies, thoughts, Tunisia, unacceptable, upheavals, Victoria, wishes, Yemen
Michel’s look cheap. And it makes them look unfriendly. And most importantly it makes them look as if they don’t trust you. That is shocking customer service.
Posted: 13 February, 2011 in Australian Values, Economics, Internet, Media, values.
Tags: Australian Values, barista, coffee, coffee bar, commerce, customer service, loyalty, loyalty card, Michel's Michel's Patisserie, Parramatta, profit, profit margin, reciprocation, referral business, Rendevous Cafe, repeat business, retail, return business, value, values
Influential and surprising people go to bat for dealing with global warming or clean air or both – including a CIA Director and Richard Branson.
Posted: 13 January, 2011 in Australian Values, Economics, Education, environment, movies, politics and government, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: branson, clean air, clean water, climate change, Earth, environment, geothermal, global warming, government, politics, Science, solar, solar power, technology, values, Video, wind, wind power
Sir Ken Robinson PhD is inspiring and hilarious. His first TED talk is the most popular ever. This one is an animation of the RSA talk that he gave this year.
Posted: 20 December, 2010 in comedy/humour, Culture, Economics, Education, environment, fun, History, Internet, Life, Literature, Media, politics and government, Science, Technology, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: creativity, Education, education paradigm, educational values, Enlightenment, humour, Industrial Revolution, insipiring, Ken Robinson, passion, RSA, TED, WikiLeaks
Having ejected Wikileaks from their servers, Amazon.com are selling “WikiLeaks documents expose US foreign policy conspiracies” as a Kindle e-book.
Posted: 14 December, 2010 in Australian Politics, Economics, Internet, legal, Literature, Medicine, politics and government, values.
Tags: Amazon, cablegate, Cables, cloud server, concentration camp, e-book, ebook, ethical, experiments, Guardian, Internet, kindle, law, legal, Medicine, Mengele, moral, New York Times, servers, technology, value, values, WikiLeaks, wikileaks kindle, WWII