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The Danger of the Monster Myth

Originally posted on White Ribbon Campaign:
Tom Meagher One of the most disturbing moments of the past eighteen months of my life was hearing my wife’s killer form a coherent sentence in court. Jill had been murdered almost six months earlier, and Adrian Bayley’s defence team were presenting a rather feeble case for a four-week…

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That damn feminist word again

Five days. I have been stewing over an article I read for five days. Most unlike me, I am sure most will agree: after all I rattled off “Who IS the boss around here?” in the heat of the moment. This time, however, my immediate reaction was confusion and self-doubt. I hear some readers thinking […]

Pondering the value of money in simple terms

The older I get, the more I doubt the wisdom of chasing rainbows. In order to receive good wages, workers must be employed by companies making money. A company that is not making money goes out of business and the employees are then looking for work. If shareholders do not earn a return on their […]

I do not accept corruption – do you?

We should be holding our public figures to account. Today Barry O’Farrell resigned as Premier of NSW over a bottle of Grange. A $3,000 bottle, to be precise. Let me put this into a commercial context. A few years ago I worked for an international company. Acceptance of gifts of any value over about $20 was […]

Work until I am 70

I read Mr Hockey wants us to work until we are 70. If the Abbott government decides to further raise the pension age, it would be staggered over half a decade or more. Read more: SMH - Good article, covers a lot of considerations I probably can work until I am 70, provided I stay on hormone […]

The rain seemed relentless

Continued from Jones prayed. If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. The Indian Ocean is not a friendly place. The world had learnt much more about this particular part of the world when a Malaysian Airlines flight had disappeared. The currents, the […]

Who IS the boss around here?

Democracy, we are told, is government of the people, by the people, for the people. Yet in the last few months it seems we are to be controlled, not governed in the true sense of a democratic society. Dear Current Government: you work for the people. Just a reminder. The first warning bells sounded with […]

It is that time of year again Best Australian Blogs 2014

You may have noticed the nominee badge in the side bar. It is Best Australian Blogs time again. Tomorrow, April 4, the voting opens at 10:00 am for the People’s Choice round. This shiny badge is on the right in the sidebar.   There is also a link to the voting system on the People’s […]

Freedom of thought over hurt feelings

There is much mainstream and social media coverage over the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Like many, I am, prima facie, against changing the legislation. I do accept that I am open to being persuaded by what would need to be a damn good argument. I don’t personally experience being non-white. I do […]

It is a day of déjà vu

In thinking of something to write about I am suffering déjà vu. Everything I am thinking about or watching in the media I’ve already written about, two years ago or earlier! I am doing very bad things on Twitter, I keep re-sharing old articles in response to current topics. We seem to be going backwards, not […]

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