Archive for the tag "US"
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
Great article in Crikey today by Greg Barns, barrister and director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, on the strong skeleton argument by Assange’s legal team
Posted: 13 January, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, legal, politics and government, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: abuse of process, Assange, assange skeleton, Egypt, European Arrest Warrant, European Union, extradition, Geoffrey Robertson, greg barns, Guantanamo, human rights, human values, law, legal, legal values, Ny, rendition, skeleton case, Sweden, torture, US, values
GetUp needs 100,000 signatures for its Wikileaks petition before its ad goes in the NY Times. If you wanted to do something about Julian Assange this can be it
Posted: 15 December, 2010 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, legal, Life, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: activism, advertising, Assange, Australian legal values, Australian Values, GetUp, justice, law, legal, legal values, New York Times, nyt, United States, US, USA, 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
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
What happened 40 years ago this week? What happened 109 years ago today (9 May).
Posted: 9 May, 2010 in politics and government, US Politics.
Tags: australia, Cambodia, federation, Kent State, National Guard, Nixon, Ohio, parliament, politics, Royal Exhibition Building, shootings, US, Vietnam, war
We have to get past why we came here. Yes, forget the treachery of the players in the US, Britain and Australia. Let’s ignore the slaughter of innocent people.
Posted: 28 March, 2010 in Australian Values.
Tags: 2003, australia, Baghdad, Blair, Britain, Bush, Cheney, Feith, Howard, Iraq, Iraq War, Media, Odierno, Office of Special Plans, OSP, politicians, Powell, public servants, Rumsfeld, Tenet, US, war crimes, Wolfowitz
Obama’s universal health bill has passed the House. It is being hailed by Mistah Presidunt as a good thing. As an Australian we would like to say:
Posted: 22 March, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, Medicine, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: America, Armageddon, australia, Australian Values, congress, crazies, Democrats, Economics, government, health, health care, house, kooks, medical, Medicine, political values, politics, Religion, Republicans, US, value, values
It sends a shiver of disgust down the spine hearing Gordon Brown trying to put moral distance between himself and the million or so Iraqis he has helped to kill
Posted: 6 March, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iraq, legal, Life, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: America, Australian Values, bbc, Blair, Britain, Bush, Chancellor, Cheney, CIA, Costello, diplomacy, Downer, enquiry, Erich Fromm, ethical values, ethics, Fromm, Gordon Brown, government, Howard, inquiry, intelligence, international community, international law, Iraq, Iraq inquiry, MI6, moral values, morality, morals, murder, murderer, new world order, political values, politics, Prime Minister, regime change, Richard Perle, rogue state, Rumsfeld, sane society, Security Council, Sinodinos, terrorism, UK, UN, US, USA, values, war, war criminal, war criminals, WMD
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
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