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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (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. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (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
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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Australia Day: Changing the date changes nothing

Changing the date will not resolve anything without a Treaty, recognition of sovereignty and paying the rent, I write in Independent Australia.

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Comment from Lorikeet
Time January 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm

I saw an aboriginal man on TV who was not asking for a change to Australia Day. Instead he wanted an Indigenous Day. I see no reason this could not be held in conjunction with NAIDOC Week.

We are all Australians and live in a multicultural society. These 2 special days should cover everyone. Whenever a huge fuss is being made over trivial social issues, the government is generally hiding something much bigger from our attention.

For example, there is the lack of democracy attached to someone coming to my home yesterday and installing a Smart Meter while I was out. I had previously taken the opportunity to opt out of this digital technology for various reasons, including the loss of jobs for meter readers.

When I phoned AGL, they quoted me the code number attached to removing my home from the list, and then said that state governments in QLD, NSW and SA had decided to override our decisions and make a Smart Meter compulsory.

These are the sorts of issues all Australians should be desperately trying to do something about. It’s not that we don’t care about indigenous people. We just need to be a cohesive community raising our voices loudly together.

Comment from ross
Time January 27, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Yes there far bigger issues. The Smart Grid and artificial intelligence will eventually enslave us all.Max Igan sums it up really well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9mOW9ja-MY Also see Sophia the AI Robot .This is very unnerving. Robots are fast replacing our jobs and now are reaching a level whereby they can interact intellectually with us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaoDXYYtgK0

Comment from ross
Time January 28, 2018 at 7:15 am

Yes Lorikeet we have similar fears.With robotics there will be far less need for people.Our elites constantly warn about over pop destroying the planet and make us feel guilty about existing.If you view the Georgia Guidestones they written on them that half a billion people is the ideal pop for the planet which means a 90% reduction. https://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/sinister-sites-the-georgia-guidestones/ People are already being chipped to access work and money. When they eliminate cash we will be totally controlled since they can turn off our chips if we fail to comply. Perhaps there is some hope with the Block Chain as this is a decentralised ledger which can be used for good by reducing the powers of Banks , Govts and the technocrats.