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» 23/03/2017 8:45:46 AM @Shockadelic These countries were *known* for their fostering of extremists. Really? In .....
» 20/03/2017 5:22:37 PM Yes it is generally acknowledged that Wilders has moved the two main conservative parties .....
» 17/03/2017 9:28:50 AM The reaction to the Dutch election result and the failure of One Nation to make inroads ma.....
» 14/03/2017 8:28:30 AM Any one can ask TC to do some fact checking - https://theconversation.com/au/search?utf8=%.....
» 27/01/2017 8:31:46 PM Trump's real name is, of course, Zaphod Beeblebrox......
» 27/01/2017 2:18:31 PM ttbn - the reason I posed the question is simply that the hostility that Trump is generati.....
» 27/01/2017 9:52:33 AM The widespread protests against Trump are unprecedented. Yet also curious. His actions (as.....
» 17/01/2017 7:16:48 AM @armchair critic - we have heard you. No need to repeat your views ad nauseam. Basically y.....
» 16/01/2017 1:19:28 PM Thanks Foxy, that is a good essay. Australia has real problems, high youth unemployment, .....
» 14/01/2017 2:17:40 PM 2017 Provides Australia with a genuine opportunity to do something constructive about the .....
» 29/11/2016 9:15:27 AM Of course, Trump is right. It is just the rest of the world that is wrong. European nation.....
» 13/09/2016 9:19:27 AM ttbn - did you read the thread? Did you bother to follow the link? What is a fair price - .....
» 9/09/2016 6:57:01 PM If you follow this link http://fairmedicine.eu/?page_id=211 you will find a new website. I.....
» 14/08/2016 3:09:40 PM Went to an AFL match for the first time in many years. I could not help but thinking that .....
» 20/06/2016 11:18:33 AM Well done Runner you are on the money. If you want to support your post with some evidence.....
» 20/06/2016 11:03:05 AM No that is not what I am saying; I am not saying it is a cry for help; far from it. What I.....
» 20/06/2016 9:32:45 AM It is clear from the responses in this thread that the Orlando shooting has been identifie.....
» 27/05/2016 8:45:15 AM Not the end of nature but simply the reality that nature bats last. Organisms transformed .....
» 19/05/2016 10:41:59 AM This is the way politics is conducted. The question regarding tax breaks for the poor is r.....
» 24/03/2016 11:30:30 AM @Awesomely Astute - only one minor point of disagreement I would amend your statement: Fr.....
» 18/12/2015 9:46:38 AM Hottest December on record, 2015 hottest year on record - beat 2014 into second place - no.....
» 30/10/2015 11:22:22 AM The world is a better place for people like David who are simply excellent crap detectors......
» 18/10/2015 7:34:21 PM "Personally, I'm sceptical of their climate change claims and I think its part of a d.....
» 17/10/2015 8:27:40 PM @Armchair critic - the original post claimed that there was a proposal on the table that w.....
» 13/10/2015 4:21:56 PM Bazz You are right - I am a member of the CFS the powers that be in their infinite wisdom.....
» 13/10/2015 12:58:12 PM Phillip S - have you actually bothered to read the link you provided or just the headline?.....
» 13/10/2015 10:09:17 AM @tbbn You have taken the Telegraph's article at face value without having a closer look at.....
» 1/10/2015 10:07:29 AM Shadow minister no doubt you have been following the Hans Rosling statistics which clearly.....
» 15/09/2015 1:13:34 PM Yes on the face of it rail seems to be pointless in Australia but that is largely because .....
» 14/09/2015 3:31:23 PM If globally we invested more in rail especially the superfast rail version then aviation w.....
» 14/09/2015 11:13:38 AM @tomw You are right I should have highlighted that the proposed technology is designed to .....
» 12/09/2015 2:38:14 PM The challenge of converting Co2 into fuel i on the cusp of being solved; http://news.scien.....
» 9/09/2015 1:13:43 PM TBBN put your brain into gear. The point your making is that the refugee problem is a man.....
» 9/09/2015 11:42:10 AM @tbn - you have missed the central point of te article - namely that given we bring in 200.....
» 3/09/2015 2:22:31 PM @thinkabit You consider that theses 10 takes us back to the dark ages. Have a look at the.....
» 15/05/2015 1:49:33 PM Interesting.... "Rather, we mean that because humanity alone bears the imago Dei, an.....
» 6/10/2014 9:16:41 AM I am not an atheist - to label myself as such would be to confirm that these 'imagined' fr.....
» 4/05/2014 11:57:58 AM I have been forwarded links to two sites (you tube videos) that purported to tell what is .....
» 4/05/2014 9:58:13 AM We regularly are rightly outraged by reports of governments censoring news items. We intui.....
» 10/09/2013 9:50:49 AM In response to jardine. As the author of the article I prefer to stay out of the discussio.....
» 2/09/2013 4:11:30 PM Some have asked for Coulter to substantiate his predictions - these are contained in the a.....
» 16/03/2013 1:46:33 PM rectub - I know this is an anachronistic comment on my part but I get exceedingly pissed o.....
» 14/03/2013 5:35:06 PM @ Pelican - I agree. I thought when i read the article bewailing the quality of politician.....
» 14/03/2013 10:01:27 AM In my local press I read a piece lamenting the quality of our politicians. The author felt.....
» 28/07/2012 10:56:21 AM Those who are advocating a Nuclear solution seem to have the same blind spot as those who .....
» 27/07/2012 10:16:35 AM Excellent analysis. It also highlights the real problem with CO2 that governments around t.....
» 28/05/2012 9:28:29 AM I have discovered the BBC on line - no television (but judging by the promos they have as .....
» 28/05/2012 9:15:12 AM Who owns these resources? Surely the owner of the resources can set a price on those resou.....
» 21/05/2012 3:55:35 PM @Squeers first time I have been labelled a right winger - but you raise a key problem with.....
» 21/05/2012 11:32:33 AM As a member of SPGN I would like to thank the author for drawing the attention of the OLO .....
» 1/05/2012 6:21:19 PM banjo - I expect that you are right - the electorate prefers empty slogans as a substitute.....
» 1/05/2012 7:40:28 AM @ myforum - peak oil is not jut about transport - hydrocarbons in their various guises for.....
» 30/04/2012 5:15:05 PM Judging by the responses perhaps there were two articles that Mark wrote. Increasingly it .....
» 30/04/2012 1:46:14 PM Pericles I was not aware of the provisions under the fair work act. If that is indeed the .....
» 30/04/2012 11:58:29 AM Bernie Masters, the economic argument you present is dangerously naive but it is a naiveté.....
» 28/04/2012 12:36:46 PM I wonder how well politicians have thought through their call to force Peter Slipper to st.....
» 24/02/2012 7:30:05 AM Individual - true we need to take some responsibility for the quality of leadership. The m.....
» 23/02/2012 10:55:02 PM We can easily get lost among the claims and counter claims by the Pro Gillard and Pro Rudd.....
» 12/02/2012 5:03:26 PM The networked information economy breaks new ground in the way income is derived from info.....
» 11/02/2012 3:53:47 PM well observed SPQR, - it seems there is no shortage of folk willing to issue the odd Papal.....
» 11/02/2012 2:44:05 PM Of course in truly secular politics there would be no room for abbots or bishops - it shou.....
» 11/02/2012 10:56:28 AM A court ruling in the UK prohibits councils from starting their meeting with a prayer. Per.....
» 7/02/2012 9:01:14 AM As the author says: Julia, we’re just not that into you. He, she, it, they, are just not .....
» 11/01/2012 9:17:09 AM Absolute nonsense! Factory farming is the problem not the solution. Vandana Shiva's resear.....
» 13/12/2011 9:58:53 AM diver dan that too has been tried - Ivan Illich and the Deschooling movement - I am sure t.....
» 12/12/2011 2:10:00 PM Good ideas are continuously being recycled - been there done that. But rather than soundin.....
» 8/12/2011 11:41:03 AM There are some significant differences Shadow Minister some of these relate to rights peop.....
» 8/12/2011 8:51:58 AM I would draw the line at marrying porcupines; I just dont see any point in it.....
» 7/12/2011 4:20:11 PM Given that the claim that it is a religious belief that marriage is between a man and a wo.....
» 7/12/2011 8:38:56 AM Malcolm Turnbull has called for a conscience vote on this issue. What is impressive is tha.....
» 2/12/2011 8:20:35 AM Although the media appears to be pre-occupied with gay marriage the sleeper issue at the L.....
» 21/11/2011 3:40:45 PM As usual the likes of Curmudgeon, Cheryl and Pericles are busy fighting shadows: Pericles.....
» 11/11/2011 9:56:04 AM He goes on to document the way in which population pressure has generated crisis after cri.....
» 11/11/2011 9:45:56 AM cont 2) Afghanistan. On December 23, 2009, UK Channel 4 TV news ran a 20-minute lead on se.....
» 11/11/2011 9:42:11 AM From: Brian McGavin, writer and analyst. Below I give some interesting and generally u.....
» 10/11/2011 11:36:23 AM Excellent article - it is high time that we worked out what the actual carrying capacity o.....
» 13/10/2011 9:14:13 AM Good point 579 - by any standard this government is travelling pretty well; people may not.....
» 12/10/2011 5:21:09 PM forget citizen referenda - complex questions cannot be decided sensibly by a referendum - .....
» 12/10/2011 2:02:20 PM Republic or not is a red herring. Like snag I am far more interested in major structural r.....
» 12/10/2011 8:32:37 AM Pericles - agreed up to a point. Politicians lack the business experience to implement - l.....
» 11/10/2011 7:15:28 PM Daniel your last point is of interest - you propose to link politician salaries to those i.....
» 11/10/2011 3:28:07 PM I suspect that if you pay more all you will get is monkeys with a more discerning palate. .....
» 21/09/2011 7:24:13 AM what has been ignored is that in a properly functioning democracy you need a an effective .....
» 19/09/2011 7:31:37 AM How true it is! In the seventies when still here in Adelaide with just one Newspaper he op.....
» 17/09/2011 3:39:19 PM On an almost daily basis we are treated to stories about the economic crisis: will Greece .....
» 12/09/2011 9:10:03 AM Poirot - your approach to your son's education seems to be fine. I would only add that sta.....
» 12/09/2011 6:38:55 AM antiseptic The Steiner schools I inspected seemed to me to be as educationally sound and w.....
» 11/09/2011 6:44:16 PM DIMA projections are that onshore processing will result in 600 refugees coming here every.....
» 11/09/2011 11:03:34 AM Poirot - there are models that do work. The Waldorf schools are such an example. The probl.....
» 11/09/2011 7:38:03 AM The title of the article was are we getting value for our tax dollar - our taxes pay for b.....
» 10/09/2011 9:33:58 AM Poirot your last contribution is interesting for it seems that back in the seventies I may.....
» 9/09/2011 3:47:03 PM Perhaps those of you who are well read and knowledgeable about Aspergers should consider a.....
» 5/09/2011 7:13:26 AM At the same time as it has stripped people of the security of bourgeois life, capitalism h.....
» 5/09/2011 7:06:25 AM If people have any wealth it's in their houses, but house prices don't always increase. Wh.....
» 5/09/2011 7:00:18 AM cont He viewed capitalism as the most revolutionary economic system in history, Hunter-g.....
» 5/09/2011 6:57:12 AM Peter Hume - rather than engaging in mindless point scoring - you could start to think tha.....
» 3/09/2011 5:35:16 PM For those interested what a traditional conservative thinker has to say about the free mar.....
» 3/09/2011 10:18:30 AM Poirot - your are correct. The assumption that 19th and 20th century democratic theorist b.....
» 3/09/2011 9:28:30 AM In terms of game theory, The free market is supposed to be a game that yields not only equ.....
» 21/08/2011 7:33:38 PM Whilst I do not disagree Pericles the accuracy of your observation is based on us staying .....
» 20/08/2011 6:53:08 AM cont... At present government no matter which party is in power is not the solution but pa.....
» 20/08/2011 6:39:38 AM Hankering for a return to an imagined golden age will not get us very far, nor will a tota.....
» 18/08/2011 12:30:53 PM So far all respondents have agreed that we have a problem. Solutions have been more proble.....
» 15/08/2011 3:17:17 PM Clearly Peter Hume has not enjoyed an education that incorporates the identification of fa.....
» 7/08/2011 5:05:27 PM voxUnius yes it does make you wonder. It makes me wonder how the human race has ever got t.....
» 5/08/2011 3:10:58 PM nothing new here - see Deviance Reality and Society published in the 60s. pity that almost.....
» 5/08/2011 3:07:54 PM For those who are pro growth why not look here: http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2011/0.....
» 3/08/2011 3:40:36 PM Jay you highlight how a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Have you actually read Malt.....
» 3/08/2011 11:06:15 AM No wonder Salt would not enter into a debate - much easier to remain locked into his own p.....
» 5/05/2011 2:44:02 PM The models on which climate change is based are only as good as the assumptions that are m.....
» 22/04/2011 8:59:15 PM Pericles I had thought by now that it is clear how a stable population can be achieved - i.....
» 21/04/2011 4:03:51 PM Using GDP/gsp data as an index of how well off we are seems to be the standard measure use.....
» 21/04/2011 2:45:36 PM Pericles - I too enjoy the buzz of city life - having lived in quite a few big cities I sh.....
» 20/04/2011 5:20:43 PM @James O'Neill - agreed - if we were to stop all migration we would stop population growth.....
» 20/04/2011 3:30:43 PM Good comment Pelican - what is the worst that could happen if we limit population growth? .....
» 30/03/2011 12:56:06 PM Does this mean if we grant patents we will all be immortal? Pharmaceutical research is lar.....
» 27/02/2011 8:05:11 AM There is talk in the UK about setting up a website to which spam email can be forwarded. S.....
» 12/01/2011 9:25:30 AM @James O'Neill. Your point is well made. Given that government has so little control over .....
» 11/01/2011 12:15:30 PM @cheryl to be anti population growth is not inconsistent with capitalism. A thriving commu.....
» 29/11/2010 1:01:32 PM Although the sceptics will ignore it for those who are interested about the science in pre.....
» 27/11/2010 1:24:38 AM @altman - probably a waste of time replying yet again but one last try. My response was to.....
» 25/11/2010 4:34:28 PM @altman you either do not understand science or are being obtuse. Whereas in some areas of.....
» 20/11/2010 3:59:27 PM I looked at the last paragraph: History demonstrates the science is not "settled".....
» 4/11/2010 4:38:50 PM ah the joys of translation - eg out of sight, out of mind becomes invisible idiot.....
» 4/11/2010 3:23:56 PM cont.. So when I stated that I felt you were foreshadowing a bigoted response I was talki.....
» 4/11/2010 3:23:07 PM @algoreisrich "I absolutely believe in Australia having a healthy community which is .....
» 4/11/2010 2:39:15 PM @squeers and antiseptic serendipity brought me back to this thread a good book you both mi.....
» 4/11/2010 6:05:03 AM @algoreisrich with respect to migration read my piece in OLO http://www.onlineopinion.co.....
» 3/11/2010 5:11:19 PM @squeers " human biology has a history of gathering complexity, including sentience.....
» 3/11/2010 6:26:42 AM Those who are concerned about population growth might like to visit this website http://ww.....
» 2/11/2010 8:32:23 AM @antiseptic there is nothing wrong with the idea of society being a social construct, nor .....
» 1/11/2010 6:35:51 PM @robert I keep forgetting that people do not identify Baygon with John T - we are both one.....
» 1/11/2010 9:03:05 AM @Robert You will be struggling to get much joy from google. The problem is that what we ch.....
» 31/10/2010 2:38:04 PM Engineers understand the idea of systems going "non-linear". Any system pushed t.....
» 30/10/2010 1:06:39 PM @cornflower your response highlights the nub of the problem as a society we simply do not .....
» 29/10/2010 2:20:21 PM Why is it that we are investigating whether or not Hicks can 'profit' from his experiences.....
» 29/10/2010 2:18:27 PM The illusion that we are conducting a war on terror in Afghanistan is what prevents us fro.....
» 29/10/2010 8:27:50 AM @James H it is far from a furphy. Presumably both males and females are engaged in product.....
» 26/10/2010 8:18:06 PM Proxy I take it you are being ironic? The You tube link gives us an example of two equally.....
» 23/10/2010 4:09:36 PM When I was still teaching I used to read to my students a passage that described migrants .....
» 22/10/2010 4:40:28 PM @stevenlmeyer the definition of multiculturalism I provided was in fact the working defini.....
» 5/10/2010 8:43:39 PM Ericc's point about change is well made. In many ways politicians tend to follow from the .....
» 5/10/2010 2:39:57 PM John Coulter has at least been consistent - when he first raised the need to cut migration.....
» 30/09/2010 1:30:06 PM Woulfe I attended a seminary for two years. I ultimately left when the full implications o.....
» 29/09/2010 7:43:16 PM The LRB reviewed this book with the title: The Pope Wears Prada. For me the interest in bo.....
» 28/09/2010 7:49:06 PM curmudgeon your rebuttal only reinforces my point - you state: Reserve totals at any poin.....
» 28/09/2010 5:30:38 PM Just after posting my last comment I was sent this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Q.....
» 28/09/2010 5:27:21 PM Curmudgeon you along with those who deny that there is a problem with running out of resou.....
» 28/09/2010 5:12:01 PM The fact that the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church demands celibacy would have made it an.....
» 18/09/2010 4:34:43 PM I have not read this particular book by Nussbaum but I would seriously doubt that this is .....
» 16/09/2010 10:56:17 PM It seems that in the middle east we have the nub of humanity's problems - we have people w.....
» 9/09/2010 4:31:33 PM On reflection the contemporary Liberal Party possible draws more on the views of Ayn Rand .....
» 9/09/2010 11:18:50 AM I have no problem with the analysis. It is the subtext that intrigues me. If I am correct .....
» 31/08/2010 2:12:33 PM Keith I think you are getting to the nub of the problem. Graham, seems to have used data f.....
» 31/08/2010 10:39:05 AM methinks david that you protest too much! However, the point David makes will need to be r.....
» 30/08/2010 7:29:20 PM My exegesis in this thread was that we elected a set of people to do a job - the fact that.....
» 30/08/2010 11:20:16 AM Yep lets ban the Burqa and while we are at it I think we should impose a strict dress code.....
» 30/08/2010 11:11:19 AM I think this data confirms my suspicion that what we have really seen in this election is .....
» 29/08/2010 9:47:58 AM Pay peanuts and you get monkeys - pay them more and you get monkeys with a more refined pa.....
» 28/08/2010 6:49:12 PM I was a member of the ALP disillusioned with the way the party machine dominated decision .....
» 27/08/2010 4:55:00 PM I spent election day handing out how to vote cards. What struck me about the experience th.....
» 26/08/2010 9:36:39 AM @Bazz you are an optimist! The latest figures on peak coal suggests 2011 as the peak year......
» 25/08/2010 5:22:19 PM @Bazz I suspect you are right - and most of us who are concerned with population would sha.....
» 24/08/2010 10:32:23 AM @ Cj Morgan << However, the way to achieve that as a Greens member is to get involv.....
» 23/08/2010 12:11:27 PM @ALGOREisRICH, I am writing in response to CJ Morgan. You state: "If so.. if 'immigr.....
» 23/08/2010 11:29:42 AM @C J Morgan This thread started as a response to Michael's analysis of the flaws in the G.....
» 23/08/2010 10:48:39 AM @algoerich You may recall that originally you asked if it was possible to have a rational .....
» 22/08/2010 6:55:07 AM @ ALGOREisRICH You asked the question if it is possible to have a balanced rational debate.....
» 20/08/2010 10:48:38 PM cont. The specific example you raise regarding the Hindu cow is catered for by an appeal t.....
» 20/08/2010 10:42:23 PM algoreish I agree the linking with culture and sustainability is somewhat odd. But your su.....
» 20/08/2010 8:37:48 PM CJ Morgan would do well to follow this link http://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-kingsnorth/c.....
» 20/08/2010 1:03:54 PM I am a passionate supporter of multiculturalism; indeed I have spent much of my working li.....
» 20/08/2010 12:44:49 PM It is little wonder that Michael is a former members of the Greens. Michael is no orphan i.....
» 19/08/2010 11:27:38 AM candide If you want to see where the various parties have directed their preferences go to.....
» 18/08/2010 4:36:47 PM It can be daunting to attempt to vote below the line in the Senate. I also agree that an o.....
» 18/06/2010 7:35:40 AM you may not lose sleep over population growth james but you should be losing sleep over ou.....
» 16/06/2010 10:37:19 AM The title of this piece is spot on - both the major parties will posture on population and.....
» 15/06/2010 4:58:19 PM suzeonline Would there be upset Australians? Irrespective of what policy a government adop.....
» 14/06/2010 11:19:59 AM Examinator I dont think we are in disagreement. It would be dangerously naive to assume th.....
» 12/06/2010 11:21:49 AM Yes it is yet another party - however, the various sponsors are in touch with one another .....
» 11/06/2010 6:27:30 PM My motivation in writing this piece was firstly to put the population debate on the table .....
» 26/05/2010 11:52:40 AM Collinset I took something different from the comment "Those that call for zero carbo.....
» 7/05/2010 5:38:42 PM One can only wonder what example established democracies are setting to the developing wor.....
» 7/05/2010 3:03:47 PM Patthebogan Good point - this was precisely the reason for my post in the first place - re.....
» 6/05/2010 4:58:54 PM One aspect that is persistently ignored in the skilled migration debate is that of justice.....
» 5/05/2010 7:11:01 PM What Rudd seems to intend to do with the tax (I say intend for I have no idea if he will c.....
» 4/05/2010 5:10:52 PM The response by the mining industry to the Rudd tax has been predictable, as has been the .....
» 22/04/2010 3:13:48 PM In 1974 I was part of a team that recommended deinstitutionalisation.(NB being my first jo.....
» 18/04/2010 7:23:19 PM hasbeen given the influence of books on your career choices it is just as well you didn't .....
» 17/04/2010 2:17:38 PM Cela est bien dit, répondit Candide, mais il faut cultiver notre jardin - This was Candide.....
» 15/04/2010 8:24:07 PM Interesting comments todate. They do confirm the arguments by Bok in his book the Politics.....
» 15/04/2010 10:17:46 AM The latest edition of the London Review of Books has an article with a tantalizing title: .....
» 14/04/2010 10:23:29 PM Fester - I agree with your observation regarding the distribution costs. I have often wond.....
» 14/04/2010 7:02:28 PM Fester - the prime reason that coal fired plants are cost effective is that the community .....
» 14/04/2010 2:13:30 PM I wonder if there is any value in responding to people who clearly are not interested in e.....
» 13/04/2010 1:49:44 PM Shadow minister Beyond Zero Emissions has published a strategic plan (executive summary is.....
» 13/04/2010 10:16:10 AM There are a number of different threads in response to the original article. One relates t.....
» 11/04/2010 11:46:22 PM As Geoff Davies has already commented the debate about nuclear is a distraction. Hansen h.....
» 8/04/2010 5:24:26 PM The notion that opposing population growth is the same as drawing up the drawbridge with r.....
» 7/04/2010 7:30:35 PM David F Blue Cross et al. The description of what is happening in Queensland school is un.....
» 7/04/2010 6:08:30 PM So nice that Curmudgeon still has the recipe for the magic pudding......
» 7/04/2010 1:44:09 PM Cheryl if your position is that the people who question our pursuit of growth are seriousl.....
» 7/04/2010 11:12:21 AM David F Your say "We cannot teach ethics in schools as that would involve the state i.....
» 7/04/2010 10:31:06 AM There is a need to teach ethics in schools. If we leave aside the problem of competent tea.....
» 6/04/2010 7:54:15 PM Joe Lane Not sure if we disagree. The notion of knowledge as a social construct as propose.....
» 6/04/2010 5:31:14 PM The cultural relativism that a number of people have referred to stems from the way the so.....
» 2/04/2010 9:03:41 PM Banjo - popular culture helps shape our moral compass; the discussion is not about the fil.....
» 31/03/2010 7:37:12 PM Murder most foul? Fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium series will no doubt be flocking to se.....
» 21/03/2010 8:31:28 AM This week there is an international UFO convention in Mexico City. I passionately believe .....
» 18/03/2010 4:28:04 PM @Rhian Elsewhere in this thread I have described my experiences in working with overseas q.....
» 18/03/2010 8:42:03 AM @Rhiann fastest GDP growth As Stuart has already pointed out that very growth has created.....
» 17/03/2010 7:30:27 PM The indications are that there is a real possibility that in both South Australia and Tasm.....
» 12/03/2010 12:59:16 PM King Hazza it may seem no party could be worse but I sincerely doubt it. The only possible.....
» 12/03/2010 8:57:55 AM I do not know if anyone has information on this but I have a recollection that about 20 ye.....
» 11/03/2010 3:22:42 PM Perhaps the simplest and clearest introduction to the idea of peak oil, and indeed peak ev.....
» 11/03/2010 9:18:47 AM It seems that people do not fully understand the migration programme if they think that ca.....
» 10/03/2010 12:11:37 PM My reason for writing this article was in part prompted by Peter Mair's excellent review o.....
» 9/03/2010 4:13:53 PM Skilled migration is something I know a little about. For three years my company had a con.....
» 9/03/2010 11:40:26 AM curmudgeon - I am sorry to say that your intuitive response does not reflect reality. Area.....
» 9/03/2010 10:54:59 AM We have 42 years left at current rates. Pity that China and india are just about to embark.....
» 8/03/2010 6:41:26 PM Jane is in good company a similar article was posted here http://www.theglobalist.com/stor.....
» 8/03/2010 9:13:40 AM I doubt that an other party is the answer to the important questions raised here. To me t.....
» 7/03/2010 4:54:53 PM A recent article on Alternet Environment is well worth a read http://www.alternet.org/sto.....
» 6/03/2010 1:17:59 PM cont. So when people like myself argue that climate change is a concern and that we need t.....
» 6/03/2010 1:15:51 PM RPG your rebuttal of Bushbasher does not work his comment: "you cannot choose to not.....
» 5/03/2010 1:29:39 PM baygon - the IPCC report is not about natural resource depletion, it is about corroboratin.....
» 5/03/2010 12:10:48 PM In a 1000 page report people have found a few errors none of which contradict the substant.....
» 5/01/2010 6:03:15 PM I admit that the initial post was a calculated bit of mischief. However, a great deal of v.....
» 4/01/2010 4:07:13 PM Foxy: Public Libraries I agree a big tick. Although if you read the piece in the Weekend O.....
» 3/01/2010 6:12:25 PM I have just received a glossy brochure warning me about bushfires. The government has also.....
» 3/01/2010 6:02:21 PM RaeBee I share your sentiments. If this government was serious it would start by mandating.....
» 3/01/2010 9:52:41 AM Elustran you are misinformed. I have all the 21st century mod cons with the exception of a.....
» 1/01/2010 5:00:18 PM Thank you Ken but I suspect your comments will fall on deaf ears. It is after all not the .....
» 31/12/2009 4:27:21 PM Excellent Article. The fact that it deals with global warming does seem to have elicited a.....
» 29/12/2009 12:13:51 PM Examinator - you make the point: I have often suggested decentralised and a spread of tech.....
» 28/12/2009 10:46:56 AM sorry examinator - I should have addressed that last post to shadow minister......
» 28/12/2009 10:43:11 AM Examinator, It is not the volume of nuclear waste that is the problem. Indeed to compare d.....
» 24/12/2009 12:17:28 PM I have no pretence to be a scientist. The author is obviously convinced that this is an an.....
» 14/10/2009 10:18:26 AM Examinator I am an optimist. I am aware that a double dissolution opens the possibility th.....
» 12/10/2009 12:10:38 PM Just for a change, I find I agree with the Federal Liberals. Well, those who oppose the Go.....
» 24/09/2009 3:02:29 PM As usual debate on this subject becomes rapidly polarised. The concept of peak oil is rela.....
» 2/09/2009 12:32:47 PM Sorry shadow minister - the research does not back up your assertion - such research as ha.....
» 26/08/2009 5:15:26 PM Col Rouge A system which allows everyone to aspire to the maximum of their own potential i.....
» 26/08/2009 4:23:36 PM I discussed this thread with a former colleague his comment: We live in an education world.....
» 26/08/2009 11:39:29 AM Very early on in this thread I argued for the proposition that poverty means not being abl.....
» 25/08/2009 12:25:26 PM Both those for and against he use of nuclear power have marshalled an impressive array of .....
» 22/08/2009 1:08:33 PM When I started teaching the maximum salary of a classroom teacher was equivalent to that o.....
» 22/08/2009 12:43:57 PM Why are so many posters in support of Nuclear Power? I do not need Helen Caldicott to tell.....
» 22/08/2009 9:39:37 AM League tables are a failure because they make a complex problem unrealistically simplistic.....
» 19/08/2009 11:13:49 AM RobP I can confirm your latest comment. In the early days of privitization of the labour m.....
» 18/08/2009 3:17:05 PM David the last set of posts have highlighted yet another poverty, a poverty that I suspect.....
» 18/08/2009 10:09:39 AM sharkfin your point is well taken. For example if one reads Shute, S. and S. Hurley (1993).....
» 18/08/2009 9:50:57 AM One is often consoled with the thought that there are others who are worse off but what of.....
» 10/08/2009 4:18:51 PM Blue cross you are on to something. Instead of leasing govt out to linfox why not sell the.....
» 11/07/2009 3:21:35 PM Excellent comment Jardine; the government cannot not know but sadly the same applies for t.....
» 10/07/2009 6:33:52 PM The transition town movement is relatively new and for that reason many people are still t.....
» 10/07/2009 6:00:01 PM The original conception of the Bretton Woods Institutions was to guarantee global equal tr.....
» 10/07/2009 12:57:59 PM raredog - no doubt that AGW is subject to physical laws. The question becomes, and this is.....
» 9/07/2009 7:49:05 AM fungochumley, You raise a major problem we had in making the kennels zerocarbon. The dogs .....
» 8/07/2009 10:49:49 AM And now for something really cheerful: http://www.alternet.org/environment/141081/the_dark.....
» 3/07/2009 4:05:31 PM bpors I agree I should have made it explicit that my concern was with the way laypeople ar.....
» 26/06/2009 1:54:14 PM Senator Fielding is either relying on the advice of three incompetent scientists or is bei.....
» 16/06/2009 6:06:52 PM Part 2 Cheryl far from being about helplessness it is about the reality that we can take a.....
» 16/06/2009 6:05:03 PM Part 1 I guess the responses highlight the danger of compressing a 10,000 word piece into .....
» 16/06/2009 11:45:55 AM Good article. The problem with the trading scheme is that businesses can evade their respo.....
» 2/04/2009 2:10:13 PM Max I am sure if you put your mind to it you can be far more aggressive than any bloody ca.....
» 1/04/2009 6:04:44 PM Einfeld? or should getting caught count as a disqualification?.....
» 1/04/2009 10:53:34 AM Maximillian the criterion is articulate and incompetent - Rudd pushes that boundary - can .....
» 1/04/2009 9:29:47 AM In his first contribution for the spectator John Cleese describes a certain catagory of pe.....
» 30/03/2009 2:33:52 PM This is not about AGW; it is about the quality of reporting. If the only people commenting.....
» 30/03/2009 1:00:45 PM Pericles I was being perhaps too mild when I said the press has been bought lock stock and.....
» 29/03/2009 9:16:05 AM Throughout the country people are protesting about the introduction of Climate Polution Re.....
» 25/03/2009 12:23:22 PM For those who share's runner's views you do not need to have been to university to know th.....
» 23/03/2009 1:26:37 PM Excellent piece. We have used an incredible amount of ingenuity to get to this point. We c.....
» 23/03/2009 1:04:35 PM The problem that this article raises is a reflection of the way most seem to be approachin.....
» 15/03/2009 7:51:20 PM Stevenlmeyer would like to know what advice human rights activists would give to the Austr.....
» 4/03/2009 4:56:57 PM Examinator There is nothing wrong with your post asserting that human rights is an absolut.....
» 4/03/2009 9:58:10 AM Romany part of the problem with a global civic society is the question of boundaries - whe.....
» 3/03/2009 2:36:39 PM Spot on Spikey. The problem with this discussion is that there seems to be an implicit ass.....
» 2/03/2009 1:03:33 PM stevenlmeyer, I agree that there is hypocracy. For example Australia is proud of the aid .....
» 2/03/2009 10:56:13 AM There are two quite different issues here. On the one hand is the question what are duties.....
» 1/03/2009 5:34:13 PM There is a saying that runs something like this: "Owe the bank a million dollars and .....
» 20/02/2009 10:56:33 AM A group to which I subscribe is desperately attempting to reschedule its regular meeting t.....
» 20/02/2009 9:50:17 AM Constitutionally the Senate was designed to ensure that the big states could not use their.....
» 8/02/2009 3:50:40 PM Malcolm Turnbull's reason for opposing the Rudd stimulus package is that he doesn't want t.....
» 5/02/2009 2:50:50 PM Runner have you not heard that the bank of England has frozen the assetts of Icelandic ban.....
» 5/02/2009 9:34:31 AM Iceland has appointed the world's first lesbian prime minister, the United States has appo.....
» 20/01/2009 10:08:09 PM To have even a chance of achieving justice you need to have sufficient resources. The trag.....
» 15/01/2009 10:17:58 AM Pseudoplumes and Nom de Nims seems to be creating a few issues. Presumably in most instanc.....
» 13/01/2009 3:27:23 PM Spikey and Chainsmoker you must appreciate that the left is at a disadvantage when it come.....
» 12/01/2009 4:12:16 PM I avoided saying that Windschuttle deliberately ignored counter evidence - I used the term.....
» 12/01/2009 3:03:19 PM I have not read the Hoax. But the article raises a number of points that should be of conc.....
» 7/01/2009 3:44:54 PM As examinator and others have suggested the problem with continuity is a real problem for .....
» 6/01/2009 10:44:52 AM As a person who has managed language teachers this post is depressingly familiar. What is .....
» 2/12/2008 12:02:34 PM Just received and signed yet another Get Up petition www.getup.org.au/campaign/SaveTheNet .....
» 2/12/2008 10:02:48 AM There is a wealth formula (see Schweickart after capitalism p92) Essential global wealth d.....
» 2/12/2008 9:57:31 AM Since that date greenspan has appeared before Congress. He has stated that he was wrong to.....
» 27/11/2008 1:59:30 PM JS Mill Have a close read of the last two lines of Stuart's last post: The two relevant q.....
» 24/11/2008 1:44:24 PM JS Mill If you have a look at the way taxpayer services are run you will find that there a.....
» 21/11/2008 12:54:56 PM J S Mill I think you are confusing the free rider problem with the right of organizations .....
» 18/11/2008 3:46:26 PM Romany take your thought further...Shakespeare STOLE Hamlet from those poor monkeys! Littl.....
» 18/11/2008 1:50:08 PM If the ppremise of teh article is that if it looks like a duck then it is a duck then the .....
» 18/11/2008 1:13:48 PM The intelligent design argument was refuted by David Hume over 200 years ago and well befo.....
» 18/11/2008 10:27:23 AM Polycarp there is a fatal flaw in your argument. Namely you assume that there is intellige.....
» 9/11/2008 3:18:27 PM Bronwyn: disillusioned with kevin rudd? I suggest it is time to search for a new illusion......
» 6/11/2008 1:38:51 PM keep out of this big nose.....
» 3/11/2008 12:56:43 PM Most philosophy students will, at some stage of their studies, come across the paradox of .....
» 3/11/2008 12:31:44 PM Truth; Strewth. there is very little that we know to be true. There is a great deal which .....
» 28/10/2008 1:51:46 PM This article opens up a can of worms for the affluent west. We invest heavily in researchi.....
» 25/10/2008 2:04:01 PM This thread seems to have deteriorated into a slanging match. And perhaps that is the less.....
» 23/10/2008 7:47:41 PM cressida, “I'm not fond of the use of theory in history,” you then go on to give your theo.....
» 23/10/2008 7:43:40 PM “It is the Western intellectual tradition and particularly the values of the Enlightment t.....
» 23/10/2008 6:04:04 PM When the first geological evidence came in showing that the earth was much older than was .....
» 22/10/2008 9:46:59 AM Thank you David - this has helped a great deal for it has put into perspective for me the .....
» 20/10/2008 10:24:43 AM Whilst I suspect the geni may well and truly be out of the bottle it does beggar belief th.....
» 26/09/2008 9:32:47 AM This is not satire. In fact it is pretty close to my job description in my final years in .....
» 8/09/2008 10:14:03 AM con discord?.....
» 4/09/2008 3:40:55 PM Interesting to observe the way the comments are evolving it seems as if the argument has b.....
» 23/05/2008 11:52:59 PM Cont. Our ingenuity can enable us to have a prosperous future – as long we are mindful of .....
» 23/05/2008 11:51:49 PM I do not know the protocols about making comments about your own article but having read t.....
» 15/05/2008 1:51:12 PM We try again....The role of science and public policy is that sound public policy is based.....
» 15/05/2008 9:39:29 AM Some of the debate has centred on the notion of scepticism. For those interested in making.....
» 14/05/2008 10:08:56 AM Yet another author who has fallen victim of the dismal state of scientific reporting. If o.....
» 12/05/2008 3:23:13 PM Yep English is already going the way of Latin. Didnt GB Shaw say something along the lines.....
» 10/05/2008 5:03:53 PM Jo Lo Bianco's recent article in this feature is worth a look - his recommended strategy w.....
» 8/05/2008 4:08:32 PM A few months ago I posted an article about languages (under my name rather than this nom d.....
» 7/05/2008 2:05:33 PM Do you want to use latin in a party setting? Go to the Vatican! Great parties conducted in.....
» 7/05/2008 10:06:08 AM What few people appreciate that having English as your first language can in fact be a dis.....
» 14/04/2008 9:58:33 AM The first fleet encountered some Greek fishermen on the way - they were picked up and ship.....
» 19/03/2008 1:29:42 PM If this 2020 vision is really a serious attempt to critically engage the wider public in a.....
» 17/03/2008 11:07:03 AM Yes! The Rudd government has been seduced by the same enlightenment myths as prevailed und.....
» 11/03/2008 11:16:37 AM Read my comments more carefully. I started with the proposition that we need zero populati.....
» 10/03/2008 11:35:10 AM A word about population: zero. However, the real problem is not in the third world - all .....
» 8/03/2008 9:59:55 AM "Government actions have unintended consequences" And private sector decision do.....
» 6/03/2008 6:49:42 PM Nuclear? To go Nuclear is to be hostage to the past. One of the major weaknesses of indust.....
» 5/03/2008 12:56:16 PM Any search on the peer reviewed literature will quickly show two things: one the IPCC repo.....

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