Thursday 30th of July 2015

shades of barangaroo ....

shades of barangaroo .....

The law locks up the man or woman

Who steals the goose off the common

But leaves the greater villain loose

FOUR HORSEMEN .....

FOUR HORSEMEN ....

FOUR HORSEMEN is an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

As we will never return to 'business as usual' 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society.

taking care of business ....

taking care of business ....

NSW taxpayers are forking out millions to a global corporation to provide an environmental impact report into a controversial toll road. The same company is then going to help build it. Wendy and Luke Bacon investigate.

your future is in the hand of a scarecrow, a clueless wizard and a clown who blows bubbles. sleep well...

clown

Australia should hold fire on interest-rate cuts to avoid further inflaming property prices that are at risk of "a sharp correction," the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said.

"The net gains from further monetary expansion in the near term are finely balanced," the OECD said in Paris on Wednesday.

the usual suspects ...

the usual suspects .....

from Crikey …..

In the month of May anti-Muslim fervour increased its hold in Australia through the opportunism of War on Terror rhetoric.

in the race to the bottom of presidential election: lindsey graham increases the sauce...

 

graham

The longtime legislator is one of America's most hawkish politicians, and will be running almost solely on a foreign policy platform. The tenor of his campaign will be grim: "I'm running because I think the world is falling apart," he explained.

De Revolutionibus...

spinning around

it is a quite ludicrous that in order to sell and validate religious beliefs, some Christians still try to claim sciences as their own, as if science was a daughter of Christianity — through "Christian" scientists. In fact, most of the work of scientific value was done by clever humans, despite the Church — as the reality of experiments and observations did not fit any of the religious teachings. 

playing fair .....

playing fair .....

the myth of the 10 percent ...

a con-trick

First these pamphlets are sexist. They mention anyone can rid "himself"... "his" mental potential fully... Second the concept that we only use ten percent of our mental potential is bullshit. It's time that the Church of Scientology gave up this line — and gave up using Albert as a measuring stick to their neat "improvement" techniques of the self.

I am not disputing that the Church of Scientology can help some people develop some better mental ability, but this is not exclusive to this organisation — an organisation that could also suck you dry of your own will and implant a new willingness to part with some of your cash. Nothing new.

your eminence grise (french for grey) is in a black and white area of moral responsibility...

 

eminence grise...

A specially appointed member of the Vatican's commission on child protection has accused Cardinal George Pell of being "almost sociopathic" in his treatment of victims.

art — according to Nietzsche, dr laura d'olimpio, plato, descartes, immanuel kant and gus leonisky...

light of the world...

Art is the supreme task, as Nietzsche would have it. How can we balance creativity with rationality? And what are the dangers of letting the Dionysian genie out of the bottle, especially in the public square? Dr Laura D’Olimpio, a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame WA, appraises the value of a creative life.

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