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Things America could learn from Australia

It seems more and more, the USA is broken. Aside from Trump, this year we have had a poor response to coronavirus, further withdrawal from the international scene by such actions as quitting the WHO, lack of support for Hong Kong, distancing from NATO, etc. and now the BLM protests. What more could go wrong? […]

Socialism and Capitalism

It worried me at the time. An uneasy feeling, I could not actually pin down. I overheard someone say, “If you’re not a capitalist, you must be a socialist.” Aside from the black or white view, something else nagged at me. Are capitalism and socialism the ends of the same line? Are they “soft” to […]

Handling the unimaginable

I heard Scot Morrison say a few weeks back that where we are today with Covid 19 is unimaginable from where we were a week previously. Really Prime Minister? Where is the contingency planning a nation should be doing to protect its population? Could we not afford that? Surely Covid 19 was not totally unforeseen. […]

Coronavirus and the future

These days when I start reading the news, I wonder if anything is happening in the world other than coronavirus. Surely there is something else to write about. So I am going to write about something else …. sort of. What I want to look at is the past and the future. How did we […]

Environmentalism or just Virtue Signalling

Does filling your recycling bin make you an environmentalist or is it just virtue signalling? Do you like people to think you are concerned about saving the environment or is it because you honestly believe you should be doing it? What makes an effective environmentalist? This post will explore a few areas. Recycling Although it […]

A Brief History of the Middle East

Foreword. I started out to write a brief history. I failed. It turned into a lengthy document which is still only a superficial history. I hope you can persevere and come to the end of the post with a better understanding of the web that is the Middle East. I should also acknowledge vox.com. Some […]

Drought Relief

What we in the city don’t know about the drought

Morality and Perspective

This may sound like an esoteric subject but bear with me. I would like to start with a question. Is it morally OK to deceive people for your own advantage? Your initial response is probably to say “No”. To deceive someone for your own advantage is not morally justifiable. Keep that thought in mind. I […]

Wadda’ yu want

What do we want from our politicians? What forces drive them. Which of those do we want to be dominant?

The Big Issue

Roll the roulette wheel! The time has come again to elect the government. Red or black? Place your chips and gamble away your future. What is important? “The economy.” shouts one side. “Health and education.” say the other. Who to believe? I have a problem. Nobody has mentioned what is important to me. I will […]