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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

Sick kids and paying upfront


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. (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Saturday’s socialist speak out – have your say

The Government’s own climate commission warned this was the decade of decision and the two parties dither. It’s time for a mass movement to force action on climate change now.

The Business Council has accepted the need for a carbon tax, but at $10 a tonne and with many many exemptions. Ah yes, that’s decisive action isn’t it? Of course a carbon tax (a GST- like tax on carbon) won’t work but gives the impression of addressing a problem that the market itself creates.

Gillard continues to plummet in the polls and her Labor government is facing a wipe out if the current level of support continues. Gillard’s one success has been to make Tony Abbott look electable. That was some task but Gillard’s shift tot the right has made his reactionary ideas appear reasonable.

There is even talk of replacing Gillard as Prime Minister. The problem is the policies not the leader per se. Changing the person selling the shit sandwich doesn’t change the shit sandwich.

Internationally the US Congress cheered war criminal Netanyahu to the rafters, ignoring the new reality in the Middle East that threatens not only Zionism but US imperialism and its control of the region. Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.



Comment from Calligula
Time May 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I can’t contribute much other than this –
But I suppose that’ll be too bloody difficult for you lot to get your heads around?

About how you are all being taken for a ride.

Please work it out before they bring in the oxygen tax – please.


Comment from Arthur
Time May 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

That Calligula reckons he’s on the ball.

I’d like to know what we get to breathe when they’ve put away all that nasty carbon dioxide and monoxide?

All that oxygen sequestered that we humans, fauna and flora need to breathe.

What is a law anyway but a scrap of paper covered in chickenscratches?

Sometimes it has to be said.

Comment from John
Time May 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm

We already have an oxygen tax of sorts. It’s called air pollution.

Comment from Arthur
Time May 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm

John –
Oxygen tax?

In that case please take a gander at Millicent’s article, here –
She finally gets down to the ‘ratchet effect’ towards the end.
All makes sense to me.
When are the bastards going to stop finding new taxes?

Comment from Magpie
Time June 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

Protests in Barcelona Turn Violent

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