Tuesday, February 09, 2016
What does the federal Leader of the Opposition and leader of the Australian Labor Party Bill Shorten look like today? Most of the premiers of the Australian states and territories, Labor and Liberal alike, have joined in the campaign to demand that asylum-seeker children currently in Australia for medical treatment not be returned to the dangerous and unhealthy offshore detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island. These state premiers have shown their humanity, but our two federal leaders, the Liberal PM and the ALP Leader of the Opposition have failed.
Is anyone surprised at Shorten's failure? Does anyone care now whether he might join the movement? It is simply time to ditch this hollow man, who won the leadership of the ALP over the political corpses of leaders that he had plotted against, one of them a leader who dragged the ALP from the wilderness of many years in opposition in a landslide election to be ousted in his first term as PM by a challenge spearheaded by Shorten. Shorten's psycho-eyes make it easy to believe there could be something behind the allegations of serious sexual assault that have never to my satisfaction been addressed. Time to take the rubbish out, I say!
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Another petition for you to sign:
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In this day and age, otherwise identical scrap books for use in primary school with gender stereotyped cover designs, found for sale in an Australian supermarket?
Looks like another disappointing example of New wave and old-fashioned sex segregation in everyday Australian life, and around the world
Friday, January 22, 2016
From earlier this month, another tragic case of mind drugs seriously harming people who don't have a lot wrong with them:
Trust me, I'm a doctor!
Monday, January 18, 2016
There's an interview with Darold Treffert in New Scientist, mostly behind a registration-wall. Says something about a new centre opened in his name, or something....
I was watching a report on TV about some bloke who was lost at sea and left treading water for days, who experienced many hallucinations before he was rescued, one of them the Virgin Mary. So does that mean that if that happened to me, as an atheist, I'd hallucinate the lovely Richard Dawkins?
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Brilliant summer reading:
Born to Be Conned.
December 5th 2015 New York Times
Why bullshit is no laughing matter.
Aeon. January 6th 2016
Five Reasons Why Gendered Products are a Problem.
December 31st 2015 Sociological Images
The Poor Side of Life.
Lumosity Ordered To Quit Claiming Their Games Make Users Smarter, Prevent Dementia.
January 5th 2016 Consumerist
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
It doesn't matter whether you are talking about wearing a wide-brimmed hat in the sun, condoms, beach shark barriers, jail cells or fruit-fly netting for fruit trees, the principle is the same; there's nothing quite like a physical barrier for protection.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Worthwhile reading about the research refuting the idea of male and female brains:
If "girls just want to have fun" then why are there usually no girls or females of any age using any given skate park?
I recently attended a women-only birthday party at one of those tea-rooms that do high teas, with the OTT flowery decorations. It was a pleasant experience, and I'm grateful for the invitation, but I thought it was quite sad that males had been excluded from this landmark celebration, expecially in light of the fact that the "birthday girl" had a husband and only sons.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
How to tell if your voluntary work in Australia should legally be a paid job:
Workfare has reportedly been abandoned in the UK:
Congratulations to Boycott Workfare and Keep Volunteering Voluntary. I only wish there were similar organizations in Australia.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Cameron Government in the UK killed 590 disabled people between 2010 and 2013:
Monday, November 09, 2015
Much-needed fact-check of Dunbar's number by Darren Curnoe and Rob Brooks:
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
If Australia is a socially progressive country in which women have equal rights and educated white males are victims and political correctness runs riot, why did Michelle Payne feel the need to tell misogynists in her industry to "get stuffed" during her victory speech as the first female jockey to ride a winning horse in the Melbourne Cup?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Trust me, I'm a doctor!
For many Australians, doctors, psychiatrists and assorted helping professionals have replaced priests, gurus, spiritual leaders, pastors and ministers of religion as the people to turn to for guidance in how to live in dignity and decency. Working things out for one's self is a difficult job. It has always been easier to go ask an authority figure.