Archive for category US Politics
Sir Roger wishes to … actually Sir Roger wishes he didn’t have to … mark the 10th anniversary of the most murderous international crime of the last 60 years: the Shocking, awe-full invasion of Iraq. Sir Roger is shocked and dismayed that not a single one of the war criminals – downing a celebratory [...]
Bad Apples? or Bad Apple Tree? When will they get it? Or do they get it and try to hide the truth about the Afghanistan photos before anyone notices they’ve got it? First the disclaimer: To gloatingly photograph yourself with a slain enemy (whether self-slaughtered or not) is obscene, but then if the entire situation [...]
Posted: 19 April, 2012 in Australian Values, legal, politics and government, US Politics.
Tags: Afghanistan, australia, Australian Politics, Australian Values, diplomacy, diplomat, government, military, NATO, panetta, photos, politics, United States, US military, war
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
Note to Libya: Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the [...]
From today’s New York Times: Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, [...]
Posted: 9 October, 2011 in Culture, History, legal, Life, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: al Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, Bush, capital punishment, Culture, death penalty, ethics, execution, government, History, human values, Islam, judicial murder, law, legal, legal values, moral values, morals, muslim, Perry, politics, Racism, Religion, social values, society, terror, terrorist, texas, values, Yemen
Consequences of Gay Marriage, from See for Yourself
Posted: 24 September, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: consequences of gay marriage
…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.
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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
On this Anzac Day 2011: If there is one thing that can be said of war it is that it is a massive betrayal of Humanity. It is a monstrous failure of human imagination, vision, ingenuity and intelligence. It is an unconscionably, and intentionally, blind refusal to allow any other possibility. It is a [...]
Posted: 25 April, 2011 in audio, Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iraq, Life, Literature, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: anzac day 2011, gouged these chasms round their fretted sockets
Being wrong is hard for most of us to take. I watch men in their cars with women, fiercely laying down with utter conviction the way the world really works. Of course I don’t actually know what they’re talking about but like them I think I’m definitely right. Neverthless I always smile knowingly in my [...]
Posted: 19 March, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, love, mystery, Nature, politics and government, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: being wrong, cultural value, Culture, Hiroshima, Kathryn Schulz, Life, poet, poetry, Point B, Sarah Kay, spoken word, spoken word poet, TED, values, voice, wonder, wrong, wrongology, youth
Just so we get clear about bullying….the world is awash with bullying. It’s not just schools. The Taliban are bullies. George W. Bush is a bully on a grand scale. Hitler was a bully on an even grander scale than George Bush. The Israelis are bullies who made the classic switch from victim to perpetrator. [...]
Posted: 19 March, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Racism, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: 60-80% of children are bullied at school, age segregation, anti-bullying, australia, australian education, australian education values, Australian Values, bullies, bullying, Bush, bystander, Columbine, compulsory education, control freak, Costello, dictator, Education, Gaddafi, gender segregation, Hawke, Hitler, Howard, israel, mental health, OCD, Perfect conditions for bullying, politician, politics, Putin, school, sexual development, socialisation, strong men, suicide, Taliban, target, terrorist, values, victim
Urgent? What a joke! This morning Sir Roger explosively sprayed the breakfast linen with half-chewed soldiers, the boiled egg in which he’d been dunking them and the Dom he’d being trying to wash it all down with, before bursting into such loud and violent laughter that his butler was so alarmed that he stood behind [...]
Posted: 11 March, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, aviation, Culture, environment, History, Iraq, Language, legal, Life, Nature, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: ABC, African Union, Arab League, australia, Australian environmental values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, aviation exclusion, Breakfast, Britain, Country Party, Defence Minister, environment, European Union, Fran Kelly, Gunns, Iraq, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Liberal Party, Libya, miners, mining, National Party, NATO, no-fly, no-fly zone, Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Peter Garrett, politicians, politics, Pulp Mill, Radio National, Security Council, Stephen Smith, Tarkine, Tasmania, Tony Burke, UN, urgent, US, values, war criminals
WIIIAI (Whatever It Is I’m Against It) informs us that 100 years ago on 5 March 1911, in San Pedro California, immigration authorities prevented a ship smuggling “contraband” Chinese coolies landing at San Pedro, shooting at the launch. So the coolies were dumped into the Pacific Ocean and drowned instead. Can it be long before [...]
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
From The Onion News Network: Al Qaeda Populating U.S. With Peaceful ‘Decoy Muslims’”>Al Qaeda Populating U.S. With Peaceful ‘Decoy Muslims’
Posted: 2 February, 2011 in comedy/humour, Racism, Religion, US Politics, Video.
Tags: al Qaeda, Brooke Alvarez, comedy, decoy muslims, humor, humour, muslim, Onion, Onion News, Onion video, Religion, sneaky al, terrorism, terrorist, Video