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January 18, 2021
Bush junior, at his side before the end, farewelled his father with the words 'see you on the other side'. Is this the very definition of 'smug'?
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick
A view from India - not only did China unleash the virus, it is joining with Islamists to unseat the US and must be stopped
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Keating was wrong - we're not an Asian country, we have our own continent and must stand up for ourselves agaisnt China.
International - David Alexander - 33 comments
When I heard the new senators introduce each other at Biden's election rally as 'black and white brothers', tears came to my eyes as I had a flashback to my experience with a very different pair of 'black and white brothers' in Australia a long time ago!
International - Andris Heks - 20 comments

Thursday, January 14, 2021

I guess like me you've been more than a little shocked at the Republican 'insurrection' in the United States. But for me it has been a double shock. Not only am I shocked, but I'm shocked that I'm shocked.
International - Graham Young - 44 comments
Vaccination is not without risk. The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has declared indemnification for vaccine manufacturers for adverse vaccine outcomes. What is missing is compensation for vax-injured individuals.
Health - John Paull - 10 comments

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The BRI operates as a modern, sophisticated variant of the tribute system through which imperial China related to its region.
International - Rowan Callick - 20 comments
The reasons for Twitter's suspension of the account were themselves political acts initiated by a market actor.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

An impeachment that ends in a Senate conviction - the first president to be removed from office-will help re-establish limits for the future of democracy.
International - Rob Cover - 22 comments

Monday, January 11, 2021

With the US imperium responsible for fostering numerous revolutions and coups across the globe during its history, spikes of schadenfreude could be found.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 8 comments
There will be a welcome change of tone under Biden. But many of the problems that were not solved by Trump, will not be solved by Biden either.
International - Keith Suter - 12 comments

Friday, January 8, 2021

Since the first decade of the 21st century public health specialists and the WHO have warned us about the possible outbreak and spread of a new virulent infectious disease once referred to as Disease X by the WHO.
Health - Peter Curson - 37 comments

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Trump, who demands absolute loyalty from those around him, has demonstrated since the election that he will viciously turn on his most loyal followers if they are not prepared to renounce every last vestige of decency and integrity for his sake.
International - Sam Ben-Meir - 5 comments
The US Supreme Court seems unwilling to enforce the law as established in Bush v Gore.
International - David Singer - 22 comments

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

This story focuses on how the news media 'injects' a world view in to that reality, creating delusion more akin to schizophrenia than an approximate perception of cause and events.
Media - Malcolm King - 5 comments
The mountain of evidence submitted by defence witnesses demonstrating the markedly politicised nature of the Department of Justice’s actions, left little impression.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 13 comments

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Mr. Covid has been the best city and regional planner Australia has ever had. The suburbs will shine and regions will grow.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 6 comments
There is no explicit statement about abortion in the Old Testament or the New Testament versions of the Bible .Then why do Catholics, and many Christian fundamentalists, oppose abortion?
Law & Liberties - Peter Bowden - 48 comments

Monday, January 4, 2021

For the first time since it was proclaimed as Australia's national anthem on April 19, 1984, Advance Australia Fair has been tinkered with.
Indigenous Affairs - Binoy Kampmark - 20 comments
Dig a little deeper, though, and you may find that this year of pestilence and turbulence has set us up for a burst of innovation going forward.
Science & Technology - Mal Fletcher - 7 comments

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Macron moves in the wrong direction by dissolving NGOs, increasing surveillance of protestors and decreasing the ability of citizens to monitor the police.
Law & Liberties - Daniel Raynolds - 36 comments
oday, bypassing protection tools is harder than ever; however, one serious vulnerability remains virtually unchanged - humans.
Science & Technology - David Balaban - 6 comments

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

In January I wrote a blog on the major catastrophic events humans will face in the future. Unknown to me, a new virus was already spreading havoc across the globe.
Health - Suheil Dahdal - 9 comments
The Supreme Court of the United States of America seems to be trying to avoid ruling on critical issues by delaying consideration until they are out of time.
International - David Singer - 22 comments

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Johnson could boast that, 'we have completed the biggest trade deal yet, worth £660 billion,' likening it to a 'Canada style free trade deal between the UK and the EU' that would preserve jobs in the country.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
One of the fringe benefits of Christmas was that you could play a round of golf with some friends on Christmas Day, with the course virtually all to yourself and for free.
Society - Brendan O'Reilly - 10 comments

Thursday, December 24, 2020

As unsustainable as it might be, the UK was treated to another round of vigorous U-turning ahead of Christmas by a leader who radiates buffoonery and steady incompetence.
Health - Binoy Kampmark - 31 comments
The EU intends to play its part in facilitating the equitable distribution of vaccines through donations of part of the doses purchased by its member states.
International - Ioan Voicu - 10 comments

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Inasmuch as manmade climate change is a problem, who is responsible for it?
Environment - Don Aitkin - 56 comments
From rudimentary screen lockers to sophisticated digital predators that haunt large computer networks, ransomware has matured into a terrifying cyber-crime phenomenon.
Science & Technology - David Balaban - 2 comments

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The outgoing Trump administration's announcement that it would recognize Morocco's illegal occupation of Western Sahara. This flies in the face of what Morocco itself agreed to as matter of the Settlement Plan.
International - Kamal Fadel - 5 comments

Monday, December 21, 2020

Capitalism and patriotism do not share the same stable. When those in the business of accumulating profits suggest a love for flag and country, be wary.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
This weekly 'risk management' lottery was held up as a shining example that contact tracing could make lockdown unnecessary.
Health - Arthur Dent - 19 comments


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