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Me quoted in Fairfax papers on tax haven use
Me quoted by Georgia Wilkins in The Age (and other Fairfax publications) today. John Passant, from the school of political science and international relations, at the Australian National University, said the trend noted by Computershare was further evidence multinationals did not take global regulators seriously. ”US companies are doing this on the hard-nosed basis that any [regulatory] changes that will be made won’t have an impact on their ability to avoid tax,” he said. ”They think it is going to take a long time for the G20 to take action, or that they are just all talk.” (1)

Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
You can prove my 2 ex-comrades wrong by donating to my blog En Passant at BSB: 062914 Account: 1067 5257, the Commonwealth Bank in Tuggeranong, ACT. More... (12)

My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Real debate?

System change, not climate change

Sick kids and paying upfront




Happy birthday Bradley Manning

On 17 December Bradley Manning turned 25 years old. It is Manning’s third birthday in prison without trial. Send him a letter of support at the following address:

Commander, HHC USAG
Attn: PFC Bradley Manning
239 Sheridan Ave, Bldg 417
JBM-HH, VA 22211

Visit this link to read about mail restrictions.

To comment on this post or to see what others are saying, hit the comments link under the heading. All coments close after 7 days.



Comment from Susan
Time December 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Happy birthday Bradley , Best Wishes to you. I hope for the next birthday you are free, as information should also be. Thank you <3

Comment from John Turner
Time December 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

Thank you for your gallant effort in favour of real freedom for all. Using explosive shells form a helicopter gunship on a group of men dressed in light clothes and carrying nothing more dangerous than a tripod and camera was a war crime and a crime against humanity.
I try to be a citizen of my country when it is right but a citizen of the world when my country is wrong. We should all be.

Comment from jack
Time December 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

he’s a traitor.
Che Guevara, one of your heroes, would have shot him.

Comment from John
Time December 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Oh look, Jack is back. The man who makes threats against me proclaims that Che is a hero of mine. Poor deluded Jack, a brain cell looking for support, thinking ability eaten away I guess by anger. Che is the opposite of everything I believe about socialism. And then to top it off one brain cell angry Jack proclaims that Bradley Manning is a traitor, with no evidence. But what does that matter in the case of right wing anger ridden men? So lock him up for 3 years without trial as punishment? But of course what Jack wants to do is shoot him without trial. Here are Jack’s new details in case his anger bursts into real violence. (obviously a dodgy email) and

Comment from John
Time December 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

John T, I agree.

Comment from Denis L White
Time December 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

John P
How does a single brain cell harbour anger? Perhaps because of its solitary nature all it a needs is a quick wash.

Comment from John
Time December 20, 2012 at 7:04 am

Yes Den71. Perhaps that is true.