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» 20/11/2010 5:55:47 PM Thank you Lao Zi for those insights. Although there are great cultural differences and di.....
» 10/08/2010 6:24:03 PM This is OLO at its best. An intelligent stimulus article and a series of contributors who .....
» 4/08/2010 6:49:54 PM Good analysis Paul@Bathurst. Got any suggestions for the source or principles of what extr.....
» 4/08/2010 6:38:47 PM The article is okay so far as it goes but, as other responses point out, there are more se.....
» 16/07/2010 7:13:57 PM Geoff Robinson says: She incarnates the accommodation of Australian social democracy with .....
» 30/06/2010 6:45:40 PM Thanks for that informative account. Do you think the General will aspire to a political f.....
» 23/06/2010 6:37:01 PM Thank you Foyle for broadening the discussion to look at the implications of the RSPT on e.....
» 20/06/2010 6:12:18 PM It is not just most of the oceans and seas that we hold in common. It is the entire Planet.....
» 12/06/2010 2:11:41 PM I think it important to distinguish between a private body - such as the mining confederat.....
» 25/04/2009 1:00:23 PM It is not a question of regulate or not. I am sure that the staunchest advocates of free m.....
» 22/04/2009 12:49:37 PM My sentiments exactly, thank you for putting them so well. But it has been two and a half .....
» 29/01/2009 10:04:19 PM I echo Anansi's request. I too would like to understand Peter's understanding of God. I am.....
» 19/01/2009 6:13:48 PM I think that Ludwig and Examinator are raising this discussion to a higher level of analys.....
» 27/12/2008 6:10:05 PM I like the suggestion earlier in this thread that we need to distinguish between good grow.....
» 17/09/2008 4:35:29 PM I would like it to be spelled out a bit more clearly, why is a high prevalence of depressi.....
» 20/07/2008 7:10:47 PM I think the nice respectful exchange between Oliver and RStuart in the last couple of post.....
» 9/07/2008 7:12:32 PM If one is somehow aligned with "the truth" it is more likely that ethical behavi.....
» 11/06/2008 6:05:17 PM Great, I scored us as 76, a credit. Still plenty of room for improvement but we are headin.....
» 20/04/2008 6:19:16 PM I know nothing much about China. But that is not necessary to express an opinion on this t.....
» 26/03/2008 5:59:28 PM I would like to see more responses to this article. I too admire the accomplishments of th.....
» 20/03/2008 5:05:22 PM It is hard to think of a way in which this article can be made a stimulus for constructive.....
» 19/03/2008 4:29:54 PM Thank you Peter for that clear exposition of your position. Please now make some concrete .....
» 14/03/2008 4:26:10 PM It interests me very much that I saw the same 4-Corners program as the author but I did no.....
» 7/03/2008 6:03:45 PM It is a pity that so much eloquence, brain, and acute perceptions of the disasters of past.....
» 7/03/2008 5:36:35 PM Thank you for this concrete example of how difficult the educational task is. And this gir.....
» 27/02/2008 6:11:15 PM Of course there should be compensation for the harms done by governement policies contribu.....
» 4/02/2008 6:16:33 PM Sells, thank you for accepting my humour in like spirit. When I weigh the evidence I am co.....
» 4/02/2008 2:37:57 PM Peter, your article brings to mind Kuhn's notion of scientific revolution and paradigm shi.....
» 1/02/2008 4:33:17 PM Thank you Benjamin for this very clear exposition of the main approaches to the sources of.....
» 31/01/2008 6:40:06 PM I cannot think of any government than our recent and present ones (Howard, Rudd, Bligh) mo.....
» 24/01/2008 5:34:38 PM Australia Day? I for one am not at all sure about what we celebrate. A National holiday su.....
» 8/01/2008 6:38:24 PM Children under a specified chronological age are deemed not able to give consent to sex, w.....
» 29/12/2007 5:05:03 PM A lot I agree with. But I think the idea of an economic nexus between emissions and popula.....
» 15/12/2007 10:19:32 PM Frank Gol and Country Gal. Thank you for illuminating responses. Frank, with respect to y.....
» 15/12/2007 6:46:04 PM First I admit my ignorance and confess to no direct experience or knowledge of these commu.....
» 12/12/2007 6:36:14 PM Comparative data. The really important comparison is not between schools. Schools enrol w.....
» 12/12/2007 6:15:43 PM I agree, with some reservations, to Peter's argument. I also believe that the majority of .....
» 6/12/2007 1:16:26 PM Can you help me understand what prevents someone pinching my electronic "me" At.....
» 23/11/2007 6:18:25 PM Peter, three weeks after the previous post I am very disappointed that there has been a to.....
» 23/11/2007 5:55:07 PM A very stimulating article. Recognising the genesis of the Senate as a States house, it i.....
» 20/11/2007 6:25:35 PM When the constitution was decided I imagine the intent was to have a Senate that protected.....
» 20/11/2007 6:09:01 PM I am old enough to be the parent of a baby boomer and so I am white-haired not grey. I am .....
» 17/11/2007 5:59:24 PM If only the application of the four rules were so simple. My problem is that I refuse to .....
» 17/11/2007 5:40:50 PM Talk about swallowing a camel and straining at a gnat! 50 - 51- 52 percent who cares? Th.....
» 8/11/2007 6:21:12 PM Who do you trust? Better to ask, what do you trust? I trust self interest, save for comm.....
» 7/11/2007 9:29:17 PM FrankGol, thank you for giving those references, a few posts earlier, to some of the good .....
» 7/11/2007 10:56:09 AM Most certainly we ought do whatever is possible to help those who have been hurt by our va.....
» 4/11/2007 6:28:38 PM It is very hard not to agree with the slogan "from each according to their ability, a.....
» 3/11/2007 6:14:31 PM I agree absolutely with the concern of the authors. But they are, putting it not so polit.....
» 2/11/2007 10:17:39 AM dnicholson. Thank you for correcting my sloppy choice of average instead of median. I thi.....
» 2/11/2007 10:01:37 AM Thank you Peter for that clarification. I am glad I asked because I had obviously got the .....
» 1/11/2007 5:29:57 PM How can anyone contest the author's main point? The present support provisions are plenty .....
» 1/11/2007 4:51:04 PM I think the author has it all wrong. We cannot trust ethics or goodness of heart. The only.....
» 31/10/2007 6:36:47 PM Sorry Peter, I was honest in my response. I don't think I have any axe to grind. Was my mi.....
» 30/10/2007 5:33:02 PM This paper was prepared for a seminar at a disability conference. In its present form I th.....
» 25/10/2007 7:05:31 PM Imagine, a handful of big lazy companies, lots of waste, feather bedding, high distributio.....
» 25/10/2007 6:40:11 PM Like many others I am cynical because I am convinced that all politicians have to do whate.....
» 20/10/2007 6:53:32 PM Step aside for a moment from the love or hatred of David. A major point he raises is the .....
» 15/10/2007 3:57:21 PM Thanks for that detailed exposition of the cross Pacific air trade Jonathon, very interest.....
» 14/10/2007 7:01:33 PM Very interesting to me as a lay person in this kind of game-theory analysis. I wonder why .....
» 11/10/2007 6:23:38 PM Thank you Peter for highlighting the dilemma. I wish I knew the answer. In principle I thi.....
» 9/10/2007 6:54:01 PM Thank you for pointing out the inadequacy of the longevity statistic. Most of us want a fu.....
» 9/10/2007 6:38:49 PM My parents vowed that their three sons would have trades and not go "down't pit".....
» 9/10/2007 6:23:15 PM Got to be careful we don't accuse or condemn anyone for anything because we are all guilty.....
» 6/10/2007 5:47:40 PM I remember about 50 years ago facing a test in Anthropology 100 which included the questio.....
» 30/09/2007 7:10:15 PM What a fascinating thread this is. Knowledgeable people, cranks, ideologists - all contrib.....
» 24/09/2007 5:49:37 PM A very interesting and thought provoking article. One axiom about human behaviour is that .....
» 19/09/2007 7:14:02 PM ybigirp (sorry if my casual memory cannot hold 7 letters accurately in short term memory)......
» 18/09/2007 7:17:06 PM I am deeply moved by the contributions of Abandoned, and cheered by the compassionate good.....
» 7/09/2007 7:15:51 PM When a candidate has enough votes for a quota (determined by whether it is a full or half .....
» 4/09/2007 7:19:45 PM Thank you Arjay for crediting me with some insight! The first time ever in this Forum. But.....
» 4/09/2007 7:16:44 PM Economic growth is good for people who want to enjoy more goods and services. It does not .....
» 3/09/2007 7:16:49 PM Thank you for this article. I have no way of assessing whether it is profound or rubbish, .....
» 30/08/2007 6:50:53 PM I am very glad that we have a highly skilled and productive medical workforce. Of course I.....
» 27/08/2007 7:13:24 PM Peter is concerned about values, morals, caring, love for one another. He is trying to eng.....
» 17/08/2007 7:45:43 PM Brilliant and erudite. Not quite sure whether it is serious or fun though. I think the all.....
» 17/08/2007 7:08:24 PM Thank you Ian for putting some issues very clearly, and thank you previous contributors fo.....
» 17/08/2007 6:44:37 PM Jup, well said. I am amazed that such blatant spin be offered in this forum - except as an.....
» 8/08/2007 6:21:15 PM I am a sinner. When I read the brief exchange between George and Sells, I thought "ho.....
» 8/08/2007 5:54:16 PM I watch 2-3 hours of tellie on most evenings. I scan the range of offerings, and about 90%.....
» 7/08/2007 7:33:58 PM Do the political advisors of Mr Howard and Mr Rudd read the items in this forum? If they d.....
» 6/08/2007 6:15:14 PM Thank you for that information. In my training days, circa 1965-70 I recall that Albert El.....
» 2/08/2007 7:12:04 PM I vote for CSteele as the next prime minister of Australia. His/her previous post about th.....
» 31/07/2007 7:23:22 PM Thank you Peter. In your previous articles I have criticised you for being obscure. But he.....
» 30/07/2007 6:05:36 PM I am surprised that Helen and others believe that the responses to this article have been .....
» 27/07/2007 7:05:04 PM Helen, I agree with some of the things you say. But I cannot see any argument in your piec.....
» 12/07/2007 6:39:53 PM I can imagine many advantages to having sure identification of individuals along with life.....
» 7/07/2007 6:47:08 PM aqvariv Thank you for common sense. I am one of the invaders - arrive in Oz from England .....
» 7/07/2007 6:12:53 PM Mickijo asks the real question. How can intelligent and caring people commit or conspire t.....
» 4/07/2007 7:25:45 PM We need some creative thinking. There are some givens. One of these is that you need diffe.....
» 25/06/2007 5:26:21 PM I believe that the odds are that there was a man called Jesus and that he was basically a .....
» 23/06/2007 7:07:02 PM Thank you Katcuz (sorry if I can't recall the spelling of your name properly). You have ad.....
» 20/06/2007 6:18:53 PM Someday cheap supplies of oil and coal will be used up. Will this be a catastrophe? A lot .....
» 17/06/2007 6:40:23 PM Rehabilitation of sexual offenders, or any offenders for that matter, is a fraught issue. .....
» 12/06/2007 6:33:11 PM Thank you Mirko, stimulating, provocative and entertaining as usual. But let us push your .....
» 12/06/2007 6:10:04 PM One thing about quicksands is that your footprint is soon erased. Why do we get so upset? .....
» 6/06/2007 6:00:02 PM Daniel Boon, thank you. Now we are talking. But one of our capacities as "hard-wired&.....
» 5/06/2007 6:10:50 PM nowhere in this debate has anyone mentioned nuclear, or fusion. I know that fusion is alwa.....
» 4/06/2007 6:04:41 PM Max Reese's article highlights the difficulties of rational debate when strong values are .....
» 4/06/2007 5:44:24 PM I am puzzled by some assertions in this article - aviation currently expends 2% of our gre.....
» 29/05/2007 6:31:20 PM Oliver, we could have a lot of fun arguing these points. But to state that the typical cur.....
» 28/05/2007 6:48:34 PM Oliver, the fact that top students scored only 52% on an exam paper which was set 30-40 ye.....
» 25/05/2007 6:27:07 PM Thank you for this article Dale Spender. I have seen, on a number of occasions in The Aust.....
» 18/05/2007 6:37:29 PM Bravo Andrew (Jonathon Swift-like) You capture the absurdity of the water situation brilli.....
» 18/05/2007 6:26:30 PM This seems to me to have been for the most part a very intelligent discussion. Hope of rec.....
» 15/05/2007 7:12:11 PM Bravo Mirko. And this is a sincere compliment rather than a snide comment. The importance .....
» 15/05/2007 6:51:55 PM This article raises a very important issue. Naturally our politicians, because they are ve.....
» 10/05/2007 6:40:16 PM I think the article is a very pertinent comment. Regulation of information often turns out.....
» 4/05/2007 7:26:42 PM I would have thought that if the boss buys a mansion and registers it under the names of t.....
» 4/05/2007 7:11:52 PM Very interesting article. I wonder whether there will be parallels between religious devel.....
» 3/05/2007 7:00:44 PM Something missing in Julia's approach is recognition of the danger that collective bargain.....
» 2/05/2007 7:22:40 PM This aarticle offends me because it asserts that the Howard's government policy is determi.....
» 1/05/2007 7:03:06 PM Thank you Ruawake for responding to my queries with very concrete information about the di.....
» 1/05/2007 6:52:02 PM Several contributors have pointed out that the terms social, liberal, and conservative don.....
» 30/04/2007 7:10:47 PM If people can't afford to eat adequately in Australia we need to understand why. I think I.....
» 28/04/2007 7:37:01 PM I wonder if we shall ever get the balance right. We need some extra reward for those who w.....
» 26/04/2007 6:21:15 PM Maxine versus the PM. Brilliant strategy. The Media will devote 10% of political news to t.....
» 20/04/2007 7:24:43 PM The simpler life does not have to be a mind-numbing descent into peasantry. I can imagine .....
» 12/04/2007 5:59:16 PM A good thoughtful discussion of the issues. But don't hold your breath waiting for definit.....
» 2/04/2007 6:58:00 PM Thank you Brian Moon for a stimulating article. I think it would be great if there were ti.....
» 29/03/2007 6:35:04 PM Chris C was outraged when someone disparaged the deputy premier's background as "only.....
» 27/03/2007 6:43:52 PM Everyone seems to be complaining about the state of Roads, Hospitals, Trains and Water. Pe.....
» 26/03/2007 7:07:49 PM Mirko, a good article. I think your argument is convincing. But why is it that, though you.....
» 21/03/2007 10:37:54 PM If this article provides a reasonable sample of Baudrillard's thought then I won't be rush.....
» 15/03/2007 5:54:04 PM I appreciate the problem but I would like to hear discussion about the composition of an i.....
» 7/03/2007 8:49:10 PM My guess is that a vast majority of the planet's inhabitants would be glad to chip in only.....
» 12/02/2007 5:46:54 PM My dream team, Kevin Rudd - social democrat pragmatist, at the head of a coalition governm.....
» 30/01/2007 6:49:04 PM Am I the only one who has some difficulty in understanding the point of view of the author.....
» 30/01/2007 6:32:46 PM This kind of analysis is welcome. But I remain sceptical about whether all the really rele.....
» 27/01/2007 7:22:46 PM Hear Hear Charles. But the debate needs the traction of guys who can put the issues in a p.....
» 27/01/2007 7:17:59 PM Im disappointed that this topic didn't arouse more widespread interest. I said my bit earl.....
» 19/01/2007 6:25:53 PM Within my circle of friends I am often amazed by our widely different appraisals of the pr.....
» 19/01/2007 6:11:44 PM The employees of my local-small-township grocery store do their own weekly shop at Woolwor.....
» 15/01/2007 7:00:42 PM I thought it was a good article. But it misses an important point. Some of the unease abou.....
» 29/12/2006 6:47:23 PM Naturally I agree with the outrage expressed. Who could not? But we need cool heads to ana.....
» 28/12/2006 6:02:51 PM Rhian, we seem to agree on the important values and so I imagine we could get along quite .....
» 24/12/2006 6:13:35 PM Boaz-David. You are obviously an okay, caring bloke. But, it is time for Christian theolog.....
» 22/12/2006 6:41:01 PM many times, especially at Christmas, I have been heartened by the efforts of the Vinnies, .....
» 20/12/2006 6:28:49 PM It would seem to me essential that the Director of Public Prosecutions should be free to m.....
» 2/12/2006 6:11:53 PM "The facts are always friendly" This aphorism, that I attribute to one of my tea.....
» 28/11/2006 4:19:04 PM A thought provoking article for me. Just what is the right policy I wonder? I am not sure .....
» 27/11/2006 2:08:40 PM I agree absolutely - though with pessimism about anything that might be achieved in the sh.....
» 23/11/2006 4:36:32 PM Whow, this article has stirred me into a second post. I wish the ALP would indeed adopt th.....
» 23/11/2006 4:28:25 PM Thank you Tristan for putting some Left positions clearly. But when you use these statemen.....
» 13/11/2006 6:39:52 PM Thank you Peter. Your point is that God is not an object in the Universe. On that we can a.....
» 9/11/2006 5:52:06 PM Sadly I do not grasp whatever is the main point that Peter is striving for. I am not witho.....
» 9/11/2006 5:19:48 PM Once I read the research of W G Perry, based on the development of thinking in a cohort of.....
» 1/11/2006 5:50:23 PM I really like this Forum. I read Shakira's article in The Australian when it was published.....
» 31/10/2006 6:45:25 PM I find the estimate of deaths due to the intervention to be way beyond my credibility. To .....
» 30/10/2006 6:51:31 PM These issues are particularly relevant to medical care and medical costs. If I eat too muc.....
» 18/10/2006 6:58:40 PM My problem is personal I acknowledge. But I have difficulty in detecting this so-called bi.....
» 18/10/2006 6:48:12 PM Tragedy. I am filled with sadness. These good people have made things work and now they ar.....
» 16/10/2006 7:40:21 PM Thank you Rhian for summarizing the article so well. I was getting ready to attempt to do .....
» 10/10/2006 7:26:39 PM This is quite properly a highly emotional issue, and an intensely practical one too. Sowat.....
» 10/10/2006 6:59:09 PM Stephen and Anne-Marie are asking the big questions. To be sure improvements in procedures.....
» 10/10/2006 6:41:32 PM I hate it when media-prominent people sling off at such persons as Leftist, Maoist, chardo.....
» 10/10/2006 6:11:22 PM Taurus, I don't think you will find global warming a non issue on this forum. I think your.....
» 9/10/2006 7:11:10 PM Thank you for the article. We need analysis of the ways in which superannuation changes so.....
» 9/10/2006 6:52:56 PM Dear Sylivia and Graham, I was interested in Goldbach's conjecture and didn't read careful.....
» 8/10/2006 5:40:49 PM When I was a kid the law was that you had to go to school until you were 14. I think this .....
» 7/10/2006 7:39:17 PM As a secular humanist I accept that others may choose to adopt another religion. The funda.....
» 7/10/2006 7:07:45 PM Governments are saving millions by relying on community carers? This is no doubt so, but .....
» 6/10/2006 7:02:45 PM Dear Harry, you can buy and sell me so far as intellect and academic distinction are conce.....
» 6/10/2006 6:29:59 PM I wonder how many of you are like me: absolutely sick of politics! Good government seems t.....
» 3/10/2006 7:05:06 PM I am 75 years old, and quite literally my days are numbered. I would like to think that my.....
» 3/10/2006 6:58:10 PM Deborah58, you most certainly contributed to the total sum of human happiness and meaningf.....
» 3/10/2006 5:26:08 PM Just suppose it were an honour to pay tax to support the Commonwealth. Just suppose each y.....
» 28/09/2006 5:49:42 PM Divergence and Fencepost are in dialogue, and I, Fencepost, have to accept that Divergence.....
» 27/09/2006 6:58:28 PM Divergence has offered a strong critique of my suggestion that the market should determine.....
» 26/09/2006 7:12:26 PM We need to listen to Des Moore. Obviously as there are lots of unemployed people the po.....
» 25/08/2006 6:49:31 PM I think we should rely more on the jury. The quality of the evidence should be explicated .....
» 13/03/2006 6:35:10 PM It is useful to have a gadfly such as Kev - even though some of us are getting weary of hi.....

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