Archive for the tag "Afghanistan"
…and to yours, and to all of us. Sir Roger is currently in the land of the poppy but not near Flanders fields. Yet there are poppies here in the South of France and the whiff of war and bloody conflict is inescapably faintly background to all. And so it was a cold and [...]
Posted: 27 May, 2012 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, politics and government, values.
Tags: Afghanistan, alex comfort, anti-war, Australian Values, comfort, History, Iraq, Literature, notes to my son, poem, poetry, politics, Remember when you hear them beginning to say Freedom, values, verse, war, WWI, WWII
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
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was asked to resign from his position as the Pentagon’s IT coordinator Monday.
Posted: 7 December, 2010 in Australian Politics, comedy/humour, Computing, Internet, Iraq, politics and government, Technology, US Politics.
Tags: Afghanistan, Assange, cablegate, humor, humour, Iraq, Pentagon, politics, WikiLeaks
It’s understandable that ignorant journalists get it wrong when the agenda for them is to become famous and be glamorous and who cares about the boring facts.
Posted: 24 August, 2010 in Australian Politics, Media, politics and government, values.
Tags: accuracy, Afghanistan, Australian journalism, australian media, australian media values, big brother, Channel 10, editor, editorial, facebook, insurgents, journalism, late news, Media, media adviser, media values, news, politician, politics, PR, public relations, reportage, reporter, reporting, sub-editor, Taliban, TEN, twitter
Jon Stewart and the Daily Show on the latest WikiLeaks exploit
Posted: 29 July, 2010 in comedy/humour, Media, politics and government, The Daily Show, US Politics, Video.
Tags: Afghanistan, Bradass, Bradass87, civilian casualties, combat, comedy, commentators, Daily Show, Democrats, government, humor, humour, Jon Stewart, Julian Assange, leaks, Media, military, Obama, politics, pundits, secret documents, spy, Video, war, WikiLeaks
How about a bit of slippery language? Forget that cynical “Pacific Solution” with the promise of Peace and Closure. Now it’s the “Regional Protection Framework”
Posted: 6 July, 2010 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, History, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, politics and government, Racism, Religion, values.
Tags: Abbott, Afghanistan, asylum, asylum seekers, Australian Politics, Australian Values, bible, dingo, dog whistle, Frank Luntz, Gillard, Immigration, immigration policy, Iraq, Julia Gillard, lego, lego hair, liar, Luntz, lying, politics, Racism, refugee, refugees, Regional Protection Framework, rhetoric, shock jocks, spin, Sri Lanka, Tony Abbott
Can’t decide whether the Nobel Peace Prize Committee will now feel sorry for their choice of Obama, or vindicated by his speech.
Posted: 11 December, 2009 in History, Iraq, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: Afghanistan, ethics, force, government, Iraq, just war, military, military values, morality, morals, Nobel, Nobel Prize, Norway, Obama, peace, Peace Prize, political values, politics, principles, values, Vietnam, war
Liberal Party leadership response to yet another boatfull of asylum seekers
Posted: 23 November, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Immigration, politics and government, values.
Tags: Abbott, Afghanistan, asylum seekers, boat people, boatpeople, detention, government, Hockey, humor, humour, immigrants, Immigration, Indonesia, Joe Hockey, Julie Bishop, Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull, Pavlov, politics, Pyne, refugees, Sharman Stone, Sri Lanka, Tony Abbott, Turnbull
Forget World of Warcraft. This new game blasts it away for sheer ULTRA-realistic war experience – you feel as if you’re really there!
Onion News reports…
Posted: 13 November, 2009 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, Computing, Culture, Internet, Iraq, Life, Media, Sex, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: Afghanistan, CGI, comedy, computer games, computer graphics, computer news, computers, Computing, cultural values, gaming, gaming news, humor, humour, Internet, internet news, Iraq, Jessica Biel, leisure, massively parallel, Media, multi-player, Onion, Onion News, Onion News Network, Onion Video News, ONN, Shakira, simulation, technology, technology news, Video, video games, war, warcraft, web, web news, world of warcraft, world of warcraft news
when you know you’re confronted by a pile of shit – politicians’ lies, corporate propaganda and media trivia for example – it’s refreshing when there’s someone who has the guts and the intellect to name it for what it is
Posted: 4 November, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Blogging, Culture, Economics, Guantanamo/Hicks, Iran, Iraq, legal, Life, Media, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, Video.
Tags: Afghanistan, Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal, Blogging, Bush, Cheney, China, constitution, economic values, economicspolitics, GFC, Glenn Greenwald, government, Iran, Iraq, Iraq War, israel, Japan, John Yoo, journalism, law, legal, lies, Media, Obama, political values, politicians, principles, propaganda, Salon, Salon.com. unclaimed territory, Saudi Arabia, Shah, standards, values, war
Who can forget the hilarity of the Spanish Inquisition? The Taliban’s side-splitting public executions of women in the Kabul soccer stadium?
Posted: 2 October, 2009 in Australian Values.
Tags: 9/11, ABC, ABC radio, Afghanistan, al Qaeda, al Qaida, australian media, Australian Values, Ayatollah, comedy, crusades, fatwa, George Bush, humor, humour, Iraq, kabul, Khomeini, Middle East, Religion, religious values, Richard Glover, Rushdie, Somalia, Spanish Inquisition, Taliban, values