Archive for the tag "principles"
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
The Liberals and Nationals are positioning themselves way to the far looney right of Australian politics, like the teminally-twitching Republicans in the US.
Posted: 27 November, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian parliament, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Barnaby Joyce, christianity, coalition, Copenhagen, CPRS, ethics, ETS, faith, garden of eden, global warming, government, holy ghost, holy spirit, Joe Hockey, Jolly Joe, Jolly Joe Hockey, leader of the opposition, Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, Natoinal Party, Nick Minchin, party room, political values, politics, politics and government, principles, religious belief, serpent, snake, spill, standards, talking snake, Tony Abbot, Turnbull, values, virgin birth
Transparency International has released its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2009. There are some very surprising results
Posted: 21 November, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iran, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: africa, african countries, America, antidisestablishmentarianism, australia, buddhism, bureaucracy, bureaucratic standards, christianity, communism, corruption, corruption index, corruption perception index, eastern bloc, ethical values, ethics, faith, hinduism, huffington post, Indonesia, Iraq, Islam, moral values, morality, morals, muslim, New Zealand, principles, Religion, religious values, Russia, Somalia, standards, Transparency International, UK, US, values
Wall Street Bankers’ Bonuses – the cartoon
Posted: 20 November, 2009 in Art, comedy/humour, Economics, values.
Tags: apocalypse, bankers, bankers bonuses, Bear Stearns, bonuses, cartoon, commercial values, economic values, ethics, financial crisis, financial values, GFC, Goldmann Sachs, greed, humor, humour, Lehmann, morality, morals, principles, standards, values, Wall Street
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
It is now clear that Kevin Rudd is not leading a Labor Party. He is channeling a dead man while he is still alive. He is Howard’s Mini-Me, i-Suck, 2.0
Posted: 3 November, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, environment, History, Immigration, legal, politics and government.
Tags: asylum seekers, Australian Politics, Australian Values, boat people, cost, environment, environmental values, ethics, Garrett, government, Howard, howard 2.0, humanity, immigrants, Labor, Liberal, Martin Ferguson, migration, Montara, morals, oil, oil drilling, political values, politics, politics and government, principles, PTTEP, refugees, Rudd, standards, unlawful immigrants, values, West Atlas, worth
Fox News defends itself against an attack by the Obama administration by explaining that most of their shows aren’t real news. Plus: your candy is cursed!
Posted: 2 November, 2009 in comedy/humour, politics and government, Religion, The Daily Show, US Politics, Video.
Tags: bias, candy, christianity, curse, cursed candy, Daily Show, demons, Fox, Fox News, halloween, horror, insanity, Jon Stewart, media bias, media values, mental illness, Obama, Obama administration, Pat Robertson, possession, principles, Religion, religious values, standards, values, war on Fox, Wicca, Wiccan, witches
Sure, we’re intelligent enough to work out what you mean but, frankly, we’d rather be using our brains for other, far more interesting, things than translating your strange pronunciation, helping you make sense in public, and working out your weird logic.
Posted: 1 November, 2009 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Language, Life, Literature, Media, Medicine.
Tags: ABC, ABC Australia, ABC Commerce, ABC Marketing, ABC radio, ABC television, ABC TV, Australian Values, Background Briefing, Blair, Brin Terfel, Bush, CDs, cultural values, Culture, Language, Medecins sans Frontieres, Media, media values, Medvedev, money, music, nuclear, nucular, principles, pronunciation, Radovan Karadzic, SCOSE, standards, Standing Committee on Spoken English, statistics, values
Who was responsible for approving the oil drilling contract? Who prepared, and who approved the EIS that the company would have been required to provide?
Posted: 19 October, 2009 in Australian Values.
Tags: accident, Australian government, Australian law, Australian legal values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, bureaucracy, contract law, cost, EIS, environment, environmental impact statement, Garrett, government, law, legal, legal values, oil, oil accident, oil exploration, oil slick, oil spill, Peter Garrett, petroleum exploration, politics, principles, PTTEP, standards, Thai company, Thai oil, Thai petroleum, Thailand, values, worth
I know it’s unlovely but, Bob, I can’t help this smug feeling. Yet another “bad event, serious error, terrible circumstance.” Yet another wrongful detention
Posted: 4 October, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Immigration, legal, politics and government.
Tags: Australian Citizenship, Australian Constitution, Australian legal values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Bob Correll, bureaucracy, compensation, Cornelia Rau, costs, damages, detention, DIAC, DIC, ethics, government, government and politics, Immigration, Immigration Department, immigration detention, law, legal, mandamus, misfeasance, morals, Nguyen, nonfeasance, permanent resident, political values, politics, politics and government, principles, public service, residency, standards, values, Villawood, visa, worth, wrongful detention
Obama’s 9/11 speech is all recycled, cliche, placebo, platitude, childish for a people programmed to be infantile by a media culture of fear and dependence.
Posted: 12 September, 2009 in Culture, History, Life, Literature, Media, politics and government, US Politics.
Tags: 9/11, Abe Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, al Qaeda, al Qaida, America, American presidents, capitalism, cliche, communism, Culture, E4rich Fromm, ethics, Fromm, ground zero, Lincoln, morals, Obama, orators, oratory, Pentagon, placebo, platitude, politics, president, principles, public speaking, sane society, society, sociology, speech, speech writer, speeches, speechwriter, speechwriters, standards, The Sane Society, US, values, writer, writing
Gillard is full of words, void of content. She is quite absent. The only clue to her is that excruciating pain, as if your corneas are being scraped off
Posted: 2 September, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, Education, Literature, Media, politics and government.
Tags: australia, Australian, Australian Politics, Australian Values, cost, debate, Defense, democracy, ethics, Gillard, government, hologram, Julia, Julia Gillard, merit, Minister for Defence, morals, political spin, political values, politics, PR, principles, spin, spin doctor, standards, Swan, talking points, Treasurer, value, values, Wayne, Wayne Swan, worth
what can be said about the NSW government and John Dellabosca?
Posted: 1 September, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Life, politics and government, Sex.
Tags: Australian Values, Della Bosca, Dellabosca, ethics, moral high ground, morals, New South Wales, NSW, principles, scandal, sex scandal. moral values, standards
John Howard is against a Bill of Rights and that’s enough for us. The little shit has always been so wrong that anything he is against is certain to be right
Posted: 27 August, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Guantanamo/Hicks, History, politics and government, US Politics.
Tags: accountability, american politics, Amnesty, Amnesty International, Animal Farm, Australian Constitution, Australian Values, Bill of Rights, Cabinet, Droits de l'Homme, Edward II, Enlightenment, ethics, France, French politics, French Revolution, George Orwell, government, Great Charter, Guantanamo, habeas corpus, Howard, human rights, Jenny Leong, John Howard, judges, King Edward, law, legal, legal black hole, legal system, legal values, liberty, magistrate, Magna Carta, martial law, military commissions, moral values, morals, oligarchy, oppression, parliament, Petition of Right, Philip Ruddock, political values, politics, principles, Privy Council, property, Rights of Man, Ruddock, ruling elite, secret, security, statute, terrorism law, Thomas Coke, Thomas Paine, unitary Executive, values, War of Independence
Posted: 26 August, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, environment, politics and government, Science.
Tags: Australian economy, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Barrow Island, China, climate, climate change, economic values, Economics, economy, environment, Environment Minister, environmental values, ethics, Garrett, global warming, Gunns, morality, morals, Peter Garrett, political values, politics, principle, principles, Science, standards, Tasmania, uranium, values