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Sir Roger tells me he really didn’t want to have to write anything today. He has a new pair of Wellington boots and they are chafing his heels. He just wants to put his feet up and go to that nothing box men go to where women are not allowed. Perhaps this will help you [...]
Posted: 21 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Computing, Culture, Internet, Language, Life, Media, politics and government, Science, Sex, Technology, values, Video.
Tags: australia, Australian political values, Australian Values, birth of a word, brain, brains, connection, cultural values, Deb Roy, democracy, election, government, idiots, Labor, Labour, Language, learning, Liberal, mars, men, men's, mens brains, MIT, networking, NSW, NSW election, nsw election ads, NSW politics, O'Farrell, political values, politicians, politicians are idiots, politics, slime, social media, social network, technological values, technology, TED, values, venus, women, women's, womens brains
Julian Assange interviewed for 60 Minutes. Presented without comment. Come to your own conclusions (or not) – about Assange, Wikileaks, the US media, whatever.
Posted: 31 January, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Internet, legal, Life, politics and government, Technology, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: 60 minutes CBS, american politics, Assange, assange 60 min, assange 60 minutes, Australian Politics, Ellsberg, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, government, hacking, Internet, Julian Assange, julian assange 60 minute, julian assange 60 minutes, law, legal, Pentagon Papers, political values, politics, US Politics, Video, whistleblower, whistleblowing, WikiLeaks
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 Roger had thought there were just a few assassination plotters but there are many urging the murder of Julian Assange. Sir Roger unpacks the details.
Posted: 11 January, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, legal, politics and government, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: (PNAC, advocating, And I'm not for the death penalty, so...there's only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch., Assange, assassination, Australian Values, Bob Beckel, bullet, bullet to the brain, CIA, Debra Burlingame, Donald Douglas, Emergency Committee for Israel, Eric Bolling, G. Gordon Liddy, garrote, give ailes the order, government, head, incitement, Johan Goldberg, John Hawkins, Julian Assange, Keep America Safe, law, legal values, Limbaugh, Liz Cheney, Mark Schenker, masturbation, murder, murder plot, New Citizenship Project, political values, politics, Project for the New American Century, Ralph Peters, Rush Limbaugh, shooting, terrorism, Tom Flanagan, urging, values, WikiLeaks, William Kristol
The similarity between British PM, David Cameron’s, statement on government transparency and Wikileaks’ current activity is delightful but he doesn’t get it.
Posted: 11 December, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, History, Internet, legal, Life, politics and government, Technology, values.
Tags: Act of Settlement, Australian political values, Australian Values, Britain, British political values, British Prime Minister, bureaucrats, cameron, Charles I, citizenship, constitutional monarchy, Cromwell, data, data transparency, David Cameron, democracy, dictatorship, double-dipping, English civil war, Enlightenment, female suffrage, Freedom of Information, Glorious Revolution, government, indigenous, indigenous Australians, information, Internet, Johnny Walker Blue, masters, monarchy, podcast, political values, politics, privacy, Roundheads, secrecy, servants, suffrage, taxation, taxes, transparency, transparent government, tyranny, UK, universal suffrage, values
Sir Roger’s readers are impatient to hear what Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father of the American experiment would have said about the Wikileaks matter.
Posted: 6 December, 2010 in History, Literature, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: American constitution, cablegate, Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence, democracy, democratic values, Enlightenment, founding fathers, government, independence, Jefferson, liberty, political values, politics, resistance, Thomas Jefferson, tyranny, United States, US Politics, values, we the people, WikiLeaks
What has changed, what the fuss is really about, is that the US Government has lost the most precious protection of a professional liar: plausible deniability.
Posted: 5 December, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Internet, Iraq, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: Assange, Burns, cablegate, Clinton, democracy, democratic values, Enlightenment, government, Hillary Clinton, Hunter S. Thompson, Julian Assange, leak, leaking, leaks, political leaks, political values, politics, power, privilege, Robbie Burns, rule, United States, US, USA, values, WikiLeaks
Mr Fish’s take on the true nature of representative democracy in the United States
Posted: 17 November, 2010 in comedy/humour, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: american democracy, american politics, democracy, democratic values, government, political values, politics, values
Can’t help drawing a parallel between Jon Stewart’s speech and Obama’s at the Democrat Convention when Al Gore was nominated for President.
Posted: 3 November, 2010 in comedy/humour, History, Life, Media, politics and government, Racism, Religion, The Daily Show, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: America, american politics, American values, and/or fear, belief, comedy, comedy central, communism, Culture, Daily Show, government, humor, humour, Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart speech, Media, most trusted man, orator, oratory, politics, press, Racism, rally, Rally to Restore Sanity, Religion, society, speech, US, US Politics, USA, values, Video, Washington
War criminal Howard has become more unbearable than ever. On top of his strutting arrogance is a smugness to compensate for being such an abject, public failure
Posted: 31 October, 2010 in Australian Politics, Economics, politics and government.
Tags: Abbott, Australian government, Australian Politics, Costello, government, Hockey, Howard, Joe Hockey, John Howard, Peter Costello, politics, Tony Abbott
Despite what some are still saying, the AEC on its website has closed off the result, declaring no seats are doubtful. Here’s how the parties finally stack up.
Posted: 26 August, 2010 in Australian Values.
Tags: australia, Australian election result, Australian Electoral Commission, Australian Politics, election, election result, government, hung parliament, independent, minority government, politics
the Swing to “Informal”, at 1.69%, was larger than the swing to the Liberals (0.62%), or any other opposition party. But the swing to the Greens was 3.53%.
Posted: 23 August, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, politics and government, values.
Tags: 2PP, Abbott, Australian Politics, election, Gillard, government, Labor, Liberal, National, politics, swing, two party preferred
Here are some seats worth keeping an eye on tonight. These are the closest seats we found on Betfair, some on a knife-edge:
Posted: 21 August, 2010 in Australian Values.
Tags: australian election, Australian Politics, betting, betting markets, betting odds, Bonner, Corangamite, election, Forde, gambling, government, Herbert, La Trobe, markets, odds, Petrie, politics, Solomon, swinging seats
Rising today Sir Roger discovered to his interest that the odds had ticked up overnight and returned where they had begun 24 hours earlier. What can this mean?
Posted: 21 August, 2010 in Australian Politics, Economics, Education, environment, History, Immigration, politics and government, values.
Tags: australia, australian election, Australian political values, Australian Politics, betting market, election, gambling, gaming, government, odds, political values, politics, punters, punting
These are seats to watch tomorrow night, according to the betting markets. The outcome – hung or not – could hinge on these two:
Posted: 20 August, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian political values, Australian Politics, Bennelong, betting, election, gambling, government, hung parliament, La Trobe, Labor, Liberal, Lindsay, markests, minority government, Northern Territory, NSW, odds, politics, Solomon, Victoria