These are the notes for a talk I am doing on the corruption that is capitalism on Thursday 21 November at 6 pm in room W108 at Baldessin Building ANU in Canberra.
From his first campaign for the White House, President Obama has vowed to end more than a decade of war, bring the troops home and put America on a less militaristic footing. He has reduced the forces in Afghanistan from about 100,000 in 2010 to about 47,000 today and has promised that all American and international combat forces will be out by the end of 2014.
The merde-och press has an unfair advantage in the numbers of people it reaches. The merde-och press publishes murderous crap... the murderous crap in the article above...
It tells many people to believe in falsehood. I know religions have done it for centuries but now is not the time to stray off into crapland, away from proper science.
In this amazingly erroneous article, the Sunday Telegraph of the merde-och press is telling us :
"TORNADO FEARS JUST A LOT OF HOT AIR — Forget the Hollywood disaster movie chiches, new research shows these events are rare and running out of puff, writes Malcolm Holland..."
Only weeks after allegations emerged that asylum-seeker families are being separated by immigration officials, reports continue to arrive regarding the dubious treatment of children who arrive on boats.
Fairfax Media airs today fresh claims that some children held in immigration detention are receiving little to no appropriate education as a result of overflowing holding centres on Manus Island and Nauru.
The 2013 Boyer Lecture series have been presented by Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
World Philosophy Day, which the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) celebrates every year on the third Thursday of November, emphasises the enduring "value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual".
There were 14,722,754 voters enrolled to vote at the September 7 election. Just under 79 per cent of them cast their first vote for the Coalition parties or the Australian Labor Party, compared to more than 85 per cent in 2007 when government last changed hands.
Tony Abbott's handling of the Indonesian spying scandal is facing increasingly strident criticism from within Indonesia, with a powerful opposition figure and the country's former intelligence chief weighing in on the issue.
Counter-terrorism and border security sources say the standoff over spying could have a serious impact on operations if the row isn't resolved and Indonesia stands firm on its threat to downgrade co-operation.
The Coalition has accused Labor of sending mixed messages over its commitment to bipartisanship in repairing the frayed Australia-Indonesia relationship.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is showing no sign he intends to apologise to Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono over the spying scandal.