This solstice, celebrate trees with their gift of diversity and life, conserve dwindling resources from human predation, and aim at ending all tyrannies, capitalism, racism and bigotry and especially US imperial hegemony, the dominion of apartheid Israel over Indigenous Palestinians and Indonesia over West Papuans. In the home zone, here’s to de-amalgamation of Noosa from . . . → Read More if you dare: May Your Presents Not Be Plastic This Year
Dr. Fintan Lane from the MV Saoirse: “If this boat had gone to sea, it’s almost certain we would have lost lives – this boat would have sank.” From Haaretz: “This was done by hostile divers and identical sabotage was carried out to the Swedish ship, Juliana,” ISG spokesman Raymond Deane told DPA. “The inference . . . → Read More if you dare: International Terrorism by Israel Against the Irish Boat to Gaza?
Well, there it was, another year of blessings, amongst the usual trivia and treasure, trials and triumphs … Please enjoy, my friends! Vid courtesy of Billy Rose from Lucid Dreamtime. . . . → Read More if you dare: 2010 … a Change of Mind, Same Scenery
There’s an offside article at ABC Unleashed today by Dileep Premachandran which disingenuously insinuates that it was Pakistani extremist elements who were responsible for the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. Here’s an expanded version of my comment at ABC Unleashed. “Try telling that to those indoctrinated into a more poisonous faith, those infected . . . → Read More if you dare: Unleashed Cricket Venom at the ABC
Any publicity is good publicity, so maybe the faithful will rally to the cause and fill the gap after fallout from the St. Vincent de Paul court loss to ex-volunteer Linda Walsh spreads. Moreover, perhaps they will look askance at a hypocrital organisation which invested a truckload of money and a barrage of lawyers with . . . → Read More if you dare: Crossing St. Vinnies off our shopping list
Somebody think of the children takes the cake with a list of the 20 worst censorship outrages in Australia in 2008. Huffington Post’s 10 Best Youtube clips Someone pointed out there might be a problem – wonder which one? Scott Bridges at New Matilda looks at Oz Political Wingnuts and Tragics for 2008. On Freedom . . . → Read More if you dare: Best of the Best 2008 lists
I’m grateful for time spent away from my computers and so far have resisted acquiring a net-capable phone device to complete my transmogrification into a 24/7 netizen. I’ll be the last kid on the block with an iPhone – yet today I won an Invisible Shield for an iPhone 3G at Tech Wired Australia. The . . . → Read More if you dare: Invisible Shield Competition