Saturday 26th of July 2014

of shape, forms and fields...

a rose is a rose....

Shape, form, content (formula), fields, kinetics and the conservation of energy. picture by Gus leonisky.

the abbott regime hates science...

the dish

The Dish — "in a sheep paddock" outside Parkes... Picture by Gus Leonisky.

“Parkes’ Biggest Event Since Gold Discovery”, screamed the headline of the Parkes Champion-Post one August day in 1958.

altering our way of life...

migrants

Australia has a proud history of welcoming migrants to our shores, where they have enriched our society. Where's the political party that celebrates this rather than punishes new arrivals? Richard Hughes writes.

on gold digging .....

on gold digging ....

from Crikey …..

Let it not be said that the financial planning industry is just interested in looking after themselves or view their clients simply as a resource to be exploited.

demanding answers and getting the wrong ones...

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The Commonwealth Bank is facing the prospect of a royal commission into a fraud scandal that left thousands of its customers millions of dollars out of pocket.

A Senate committee has recommended the judicial inquiry as part of its report on the performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

ecosystems under assault from the not very charitable destructivism of liberal (CONservative) "philosophy"...

nikolic

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has threatened legal action over comments made by a Tasmanian Liberal MP that eco-charities may be using tax deductible donations to fund illegal activism.

operation secular democratic humanism...

st marys

[ABC religion and ethics] Editor's note: Few topics are as contentious today as the role of religion in political debate and public deliberation. Rival positions rely on differing accounts of history, conceptions of "religion" and convictions about the role of the state. Russell Blackford (University of Newcastle) and William Cavanaugh (DePaul University) have both written extensively on this topic, and thus their wide-ranging exchange represents an uncommonly sophisticated treatment of the issues at stake and why they matter.


operation sovereign borders .....

offshore processing .....

Perhaps Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison is doing us all a favour through the application of blunt force trauma to those seeking the protection of the “lucky country”?

educashun standards to go down under liberal (CONservative) style or the destruction of the fair gonski reform...

DONNELLY

For those who measure a teacher's week by time spent in the classroom the TALIS report provides a more balanced account. Australian teachers, on average, work 43 hours a week, 5 more than the TALIS average, with 19 hours teaching, seven hours planning and five hours marking.

the ghosts of religion in a secular political world...

new norcia

New Norcia. 

 

The Bishop of the Australian Defence Force has been charged with a sex offence dating back to 1969.

the old 240 volt jolt trick ....

the old 240 volt jolt trick .....

If you are interested in understanding the great crimes being perpetrated against consumers by the electricity sector in Australia, listen to Jess Hill’s fantastic program on Background Briefing (link below) … don’t overlook the audio content.

If you think “Conbank” is a worry, they are pussies compared to these crooks & their political enablers from both sides of politics.

the interface of uncertainty...

interface

“The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work - that is correctly to describe phenomena from a reasonably wide area. Furthermore, it must satisfy certain esthetic criteria - that is, in relation to how much it describes, it must be rather simple.”

trickster, con-artist, liar, switcharoola-man theatrics...

trickster

The purpose of Palmer's "CONservationist" "CONversion" is to distract people from the main game: ELIMINATE THE WELL-PERFORMING CARBON PRICING for Abbott to claim victory on the repeal of the "carbon tax". NOTHING ELSE. 

anthony and ginapatra...

ginapatra

The Prime Minister has used the Federal Liberal Council meeting to take a step closer to handing more power to the states.

Tony Abbott says the federation has great strengths but they are combined with buck passing, duplication, waste and inefficiency.

the art of not digging .....

the art of not diggings .....

Brandis digs himself a hole on Israel, so Abbott hands him a shovel …..

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