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» 1/04/2021 9:35:18 PM Off a duck's back, ttbn and Mr O, Your (plural) collective contributions attacking the LN.....
» 1/04/2021 11:52:29 AM Josephus, God gave all 'free will', but you say NO, and so condemn your edict through bias.....
» 1/04/2021 2:13:12 AM Josephus, You make a good case for solving fundamental problems with our society's underly.....
» 1/12/2020 10:43:12 AM Dan, "Eventually the dispossessed hordes create the imbalance required to topple law.....
» 24/11/2020 1:36:44 PM Yes, Cossomby, Better training, more responsibility and recognition, and therefore higher.....
» 24/11/2020 1:21:48 PM Amazing! Very well presented article on an extraordinarily important subject - Man's Inhum.....
» 20/11/2020 12:53:51 PM A spectacular article - thank you Dr Ioan Voicu! It is not clear what ASEM may have achie.....
» 16/11/2020 11:16:10 AM But Paul, Trump says he doesn't support abortion on demand, but he is also against gun con.....
» 15/11/2020 10:13:40 PM ttbn, Good on you for bringing Adam Bandt's idiotic viewpoint on Coal to our notice - and.....
» 14/11/2020 9:55:00 AM My, my, the denial of reality is staggering! Higher CO2 atmospheric concentration equals .....
» 11/11/2020 8:23:45 PM 'Effluent' is such a nice touch! Bingo! And there goes another million kilowatt dam! Life .....
» 10/11/2020 8:10:26 AM Overnight we have seen the true colours of the Trump - fomenting civil unrest with his con.....
» 9/11/2020 9:04:14 PM Sorry, I mixed up some of the names in my above diatribe - Alan Jones I got right, and Pet.....
» 9/11/2020 8:14:57 PM The coverage in Aus has gone weird lately, with extremist vitriol from Alan Jones on Sky N.....
» 8/11/2020 10:11:07 AM The die is cast, the race is run, the rejoicing is plain, the rebuilding has begun. Get o.....
» 8/11/2020 9:48:49 AM Sanity prevails! Much rejoicing! No violent protests or burning or looting! An overwhelmin.....
» 30/10/2020 11:48:25 AM My, my, Don, "In the second place, no one has yet died from climate change, and the .....
» 17/10/2020 10:02:19 PM Hey, Joe, isn't it remarkable how this article has brought so many Trump Republican 'plant.....
» 8/10/2020 9:30:01 PM MO, In your ear. What are you smoking?.....
» 8/10/2020 12:24:25 PM Well, Kamala just went a long way to losing the election for Joe: Kamala played the 'race.....
» 8/10/2020 11:54:59 AM MO, How did the Trumpster do it? He obviously received antibody-active plasma transfusion.....
» 8/10/2020 11:17:49 AM MO, "If Saltpetre thinks Mugabe is some sort of role model..." What sort of sk.....
» 8/10/2020 11:04:22 AM MO, How did the Trumpster do it? He obviously received antibody-active plasma transfusio.....
» 8/10/2020 10:26:57 AM ttbn, Morrison sitting back? Where have you been burying your head, dear sweet ttbn? Rom.....
» 7/10/2020 7:40:28 PM Bazz, My understanding of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe is that the black farm workers were skilled, .....
» 7/10/2020 10:08:03 AM Josephus, The 'Thugs', of all persuasions, are 'detritus' who have no interest in any gen.....
» 7/10/2020 8:49:28 AM MO, No intellect here, just a brain running rampant. Wonder of wonders, the world is ful.....
» 7/10/2020 8:29:06 AM MO, How about 'Indonesia Forever'? Just to be neighbourly. Irian Jaya (West Papua) needs.....
» 6/10/2020 10:41:20 PM Professor: "The second explanation is ideological blindness. It is what I have elsew.....
» 6/10/2020 5:28:36 PM Foxy and I had a disagreement regarding our 'perceptions' of Tony Abbott. However, I now .....
» 6/10/2020 3:17:58 PM Trump/Biden - Virtual Debate - Convenor switches from one to the other for their allotted .....
» 5/10/2020 4:13:04 PM We need more joy and laughter in our lives - all of humanity, including the U.S. We need .....
» 5/10/2020 11:07:17 AM It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World - an almost perfect exemplification of a 'race to the bottom' -.....
» 25/09/2020 3:00:33 PM So much for the Environment (and for Learning). It would appear that perhaps only those on.....
» 25/09/2020 1:54:47 PM Observations: Runner seems NOT to acknowledge that 'the Left', Labor in Aus speak, Libera.....
» 25/09/2020 1:42:57 PM Runner seems NOT to acknowledge that 'the Left', Labor in Aus speak, Liberal in US speak, .....
» 23/09/2020 12:03:11 PM When we are kind to one-another life is so much better. When we can shrug-off strenuous o.....
» 23/09/2020 11:29:27 AM Sweden 2.0 = United States of America - as 'liberated' by the Trumpster. Maybe Sweden has.....
» 23/09/2020 1:28:37 AM Continued: Therefore I can only be as accurate or biased or right/wrong as accords with m.....
» 23/09/2020 1:27:31 AM I started thinking about this thread as an exploration of how we learn and what we learn a.....
» 20/09/2020 5:35:47 PM An ancient giant tree crashes down in the forest, making way for underbrush to flourish an.....
» 20/09/2020 3:54:39 PM The secret to eliminating poverty is to put everyone who can, to work. No ifs, no buts, no.....
» 20/09/2020 11:43:15 AM "From death comes life." From cataclysm comes construction - bang to supernovas.....
» 20/09/2020 1:13:14 AM It's great the Sumerian civilisation and many since learned important lessons, made rules,.....
» 19/09/2020 11:14:29 PM Continued: Now, step into America - where an individual of no civil movement background o.....
» 19/09/2020 11:14:24 PM Most people come to political life through a long and mostly arduous journey - local counc.....
» 19/09/2020 1:38:17 AM Joe, It's easy to compress milk - you just suck all the juice out of it. Incompressible l.....
» 18/09/2020 2:06:47 PM With respect to Google: A guy walks into a bar and orders a schooner of beer, two pickled.....
» 18/09/2020 12:22:25 PM Most respectfully, Dear Mr Former Vice-President Joseph Biden, Would it be acceptable if .....
» 16/09/2020 2:07:12 PM Wow, Joe, what got up your nose? Going from my "people are fundamentally good", .....
» 16/09/2020 1:35:27 PM Dear Foxy, Thanks for that link - it explains a lot regarding the Republican vs Democrat .....
» 15/09/2020 9:24:08 PM Why is the Flores Island 'hobbit' small? Because it was 'caught short'? Ok now, so human .....
» 15/09/2020 11:29:36 AM It is amazing how so many people still cling to notions that Humanity is anything more tha.....
» 15/09/2020 2:36:52 AM Dear David f, Great if all people could live simply and be satisfied with less - as many .....
» 15/09/2020 1:02:08 AM Wow Josephus, you are completely deluded. Astonishing. How you can actually believe any o.....
» 14/09/2020 10:16:34 AM Dear David f, I'm not keen on the idea of ear-marking on the basis of potential impacts o.....
» 13/09/2020 11:02:28 PM Well, Dear Foxy, I give up, the line has been drawn, crossed and re-crossed and the chasm .....
» 13/09/2020 1:19:00 PM Oh well, Mhazing Gracefully, Revelations nothwithstanding, pile upon pile, 'He's the Man'.....
» 13/09/2020 12:58:27 PM Dearest Foxy, " Tony Abbott represents the worst of what Australia was/is, (as many .....
» 11/09/2020 1:45:30 PM Whoa, Dear Foxy, the impasse looms and the fork in the road beckons. Let's not all fall-ou.....
» 11/09/2020 1:21:42 PM Well, Dear Foxy, you put the case succinctly. It is indeed a dilemma, and fraught with en.....
» 11/09/2020 11:56:18 AM Yes, Joe, I also believe it has to be the woman's choice - for so many legitimate reasons,.....
» 11/09/2020 11:00:20 AM Well Josephus, I hope God appreciates your conviction to your ideals, as I believe God wou.....
» 10/09/2020 11:35:11 PM Plantagenet, thanks so much for those video clips. How anyone can support the bald-faced l.....
» 10/09/2020 10:20:07 PM It's amazing that some people really think that Trump is a genuine Christian and is a real.....
» 9/09/2020 12:53:53 PM Tony Abbott - volunteer surf lifesaver, firefighter, charity bike-ride fundraiser, family .....
» 9/09/2020 10:30:52 AM 'God bless America' - cause they're going to need Him if Loony-tunes Trump gets his hands .....
» 6/09/2020 8:00:55 PM Well, where's our resident sociologist/anthropologist when you need him/her - to sort out .....
» 5/09/2020 5:30:13 AM Well, innuendo upon innuendo. Housewives did do ironing once, didn't they? (Or is 'housewi.....
» 5/09/2020 4:36:59 AM MO, Just 'tongue in cheek' don't ya know (poetic licence) - remember the idea of a Knighth.....
» 4/09/2020 11:49:59 AM So, where did the 'misogynist' label come from in the first place? Juliar, perhaps? The ba.....
» 4/09/2020 11:02:28 AM Wow, ladies and gentlemen, Peta Credlin (female, married) worked with Tony Abbott for year.....
» 28/08/2020 12:30:08 PM Can you believe 'The Greatest Show on Earth' Republican Convention? The tirade of lies, ha.....
» 26/08/2020 10:46:15 PM A great article, providing a most illuminating perspective on progress leading to our curr.....
» 26/08/2020 6:39:43 PM Surely BLM and Antifa would be supporting Biden and the Democrats - since He and His Admin.....
» 24/08/2020 2:03:08 PM Well, here surely there is clear and abundant demonstration of the massive problems of hav.....
» 18/08/2020 4:48:20 PM MO, Please get a life; get off the treadmill and breathe-in the magical mystery of the he.....
» 18/08/2020 4:07:41 PM A 'Libertarian' "is the term applied to those who wish to feel independent of their o.....
» 18/08/2020 2:45:58 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Some people do 'go bush' and live off the land, bothering no-one, but if th.....
» 17/08/2020 1:42:15 PM America and the world will be so much better served if Trump falls in a heap at this elect.....
» 17/08/2020 12:31:41 PM Funny how ttbn's 'found' definition of a 'Sovereign Citizen' would alternatively apply per.....
» 14/08/2020 11:39:01 AM Well Paul, you appear to be a perfect example of why Aus needs more multiculturalism in a .....
» 13/08/2020 10:27:11 PM MO, "The Democrats chose Kamala Harris because."..she scares the hell out of th.....
» 11/08/2020 2:36:07 PM Well put, Allan B, spot on! One thing the author has not mentioned is the physical after-.....
» 10/08/2020 9:27:29 PM Alison Jane, I'm sorry to have troubled you, and I suspect this follow-up will also resul.....
» 10/08/2020 11:31:55 AM Alison Jane, Can there be no hope for 'Peace in out Time'? Surely humankind has to learn.....
» 10/08/2020 11:08:17 AM Banjo, old mate, I forgot to also mention the Big T's contribution to the 'Palestinian Pe.....
» 10/08/2020 6:04:33 AM Banjo, Congratulations. You have led us to the crux with your last posting - absolutely n.....
» 10/08/2020 4:46:24 AM MO, Not everything is as simple as we would like - or may wish to 'fantacise' that it cou.....
» 8/08/2020 11:29:55 PM I really think this is a rubbish thread - as far as a means of PhD study is concerned. Cou.....
» 8/08/2020 10:32:22 PM David, I think you said it before - 'Do no harm'. The prime moral dictum. MO, Multicult.....
» 6/08/2020 4:42:02 PM Aged Care in Aus has been allowed to putter-along for a dog's age 'on the smell of an oily.....
» 4/08/2020 12:40:03 PM Oh, what a tangled web they weave, Those who practice to deceive. So many misdirected bar.....
» 2/08/2020 5:51:10 PM You know, it's remarkable that no-one has picked-up that the part of my post on page 45 wh.....
» 2/08/2020 4:12:27 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I have no problem with people having dreams, dreams of a better life for th.....
» 2/08/2020 2:49:49 PM Irrespective of economic hardship or outcomes, there is currently only one proven way to c.....
» 2/08/2020 1:51:03 PM David f, Perhaps MrO has not realized that the great majority of the immigrant and asylum.....
» 2/08/2020 1:40:59 AM Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live.....
» 2/08/2020 12:41:29 AM It looks increasingly likely that the proposition of this thread may well be a misnomer - .....
» 30/07/2020 8:56:22 PM Dear Foxy, Do not despair. You have more friends than you know, and your contributions ce.....
» 30/07/2020 8:30:56 PM Dear Foxy, I have to agree with everything in your last post. It all makes so much sense......
» 30/07/2020 12:35:16 PM David f, Maybe Hindus consider hope a sign of weakness because hope has failed so many of.....
» 29/07/2020 7:07:37 PM And don't forget, they share the great Hume Weir - with its fantastic (and very hard to ca.....
» 29/07/2020 9:40:26 AM Down, mad dog, there's a good boy. Your barbs are so misdirected, You risk revealing yours.....
» 27/07/2020 10:46:49 AM ALTRAV, I take my hat off to you - I stand duly rebuked. Mind you, your latching onto the.....
» 26/07/2020 9:44:18 PM Wow, ttbn and now backed-up by ALTRAV, You guys are in really good form, going straight fo.....
» 26/07/2020 7:29:25 PM Continued: BLM in Aus similarly fails to identify and proclaim the genuine issues and roo.....
» 26/07/2020 7:29:21 PM "Intersectionality (from Google): The interconnected nature of social categorizations.....
» 25/07/2020 9:29:55 PM Happy Birthday Foxy, You're true blue, I wish there were Many more like you. Many happy r.....
» 25/07/2020 1:46:11 PM Chris, Xristos? Anyway, best regards. Peter (Aus, not Panayiotis, but I wouldn't have mi.....
» 25/07/2020 1:24:35 PM Good on you, Edie, Brilliant piece, much to absorb, and so relevant to current societal s.....
» 24/07/2020 10:08:57 PM ttbn, Ok, I had the right page and date, just the wrong time. (Posted by ttbn, Friday, 24.....
» 24/07/2020 12:39:21 PM ttbn, I'm afraid you are running close to the wire with some of the scurrilous and unappr.....
» 24/07/2020 12:32:51 PM What a tangled web we weave - in search of truth, vision, enlightenment? Or, justification.....
» 24/07/2020 12:57:56 AM Well, multiculturalism is great, and is working just fine in Aus - fish 'n chips (beer-bat.....
» 23/07/2020 10:20:14 PM Read the article, but not terribly impressed - so much virtue signalling, and of course it.....
» 22/07/2020 10:23:32 PM Alan B, Perhaps a not so drastic (or precipitous) alternative to reach our goal. Firstly.....
» 22/07/2020 11:42:13 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I'm afraid this does not compute: ".. and new, younger and uneducated.....
» 21/07/2020 8:43:11 PM Dear David, "Our universities and halls of learning inspire questions and help him t.....
» 21/07/2020 7:15:07 PM Interesting times. Education and knowledge (though essential) cannot explain everything, .....
» 19/07/2020 11:29:38 PM Thanks David and Foxy, "Sticks and Stones ..." If speech can be such as to prom.....
» 18/07/2020 10:00:18 PM Mr O, I like Foxy's sense of humour - and her altruistic motivations about just about eve.....
» 18/07/2020 9:38:36 PM I understand there is quite a school of thought suggesting that the 'Illuminati' is alive .....
» 18/07/2020 4:52:26 PM Sorry, but the tit-for-tat is not enlightening. An observation: The attainment of an Educ.....
» 17/07/2020 11:37:58 PM Joe, Really like your recent posts, and mostly agree, but have some reservation regarding.....
» 16/07/2020 9:30:55 PM Maybe China wants war? Maybe could be considering to just get it over with, clear the deck.....
» 16/07/2020 2:29:02 PM Oops, sorry Banjo, I see Job Seeker is $550 per fortnight (pre-Covid), so not very grand a.....
» 16/07/2020 1:48:36 PM Cont'd: Banjo, Who would have imagined that the 'Arab Spring' of people merely seeking b.....
» 16/07/2020 1:48:33 PM Banjo, "The poverty line (measured as 50% of median income) is $A457 per week for a .....
» 16/07/2020 11:36:43 AM So sad really, ever spiraling downwards since '75 Independence - and, from my experience, .....
» 15/07/2020 8:53:37 PM Dear Foxy, "A simplistic "pro china" "anti-China" division ignor.....
» 15/07/2020 3:17:36 PM Cont'd: And, what's with the 'musical chairs' in aged-care homes, with casual staff skipp.....
» 15/07/2020 3:17:25 PM More Bah Humbug and spurious supposition. Again I submit, this virus has not been shown t.....
» 15/07/2020 1:22:41 PM Banjo, "We need to correctly identify and analyse the root causes of the hate, viole.....
» 13/07/2020 1:55:25 PM Bah, Humbug. 'Sweden' - 'stupidity'. Graham forgets one thing - this virus has been shown.....
» 12/07/2020 7:14:14 PM One need look no further than China to gain a reasonable prediction of what future the pla.....
» 12/07/2020 12:30:34 AM It strikes me as extraordinary that after perhaps a million years of species evolution, Ho.....
» 11/07/2020 4:18:39 PM Joe, You disappoint me. Pie in the Sky maybe, but you are aware of foreign aid? Its purpo.....
» 11/07/2020 2:18:32 PM Josephus, It's Not 'wealth re-distribution' as per Marxism or Communism, it's affording a.....
» 11/07/2020 1:21:42 PM Cont'd: Now, to tors. There are many needy Australians - as we are indeed NOT all equal......
» 11/07/2020 1:21:36 PM A suggestion: "This is the Constitution of the Nation of Australia encompassing all .....
» 10/07/2020 3:55:48 PM Cont'd: Think how much better it could have been for all those millions of refugees and d.....
» 10/07/2020 3:55:42 PM Thanks NathanJ for that magic youtube clip. 'We are the world'. What a great thought. If .....
» 10/07/2020 1:53:10 AM I have come to a conclusion that I would not support a 'Voice' to the Parliament - not Fed.....
» 9/07/2020 2:39:56 PM Can there be a way to change the direction and nature of 'the conversation'? BLM is not r.....
» 8/07/2020 10:01:58 PM Around the world there are many Indigenous, First Nations, Indian or Native peoples who ha.....
» 8/07/2020 2:15:18 AM Cont'd: In another segment Miriam went with some female and male elders who maintained an .....
» 8/07/2020 2:15:12 AM ALTRAV, " THE BLACKS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT OR OFFERINGS OVER AND.....
» 6/07/2020 3:10:52 PM Cont'd: There is a justifiable case for active retention of their cultural history and gen.....
» 6/07/2020 3:10:44 PM ALTRAV, (and really for Joe also), I know I'm probably flogging a dead horse (or maybe a .....
» 5/07/2020 7:25:17 PM Continued: Anyhow, slack times after - a stint demolishing houses and then into the CPS a.....
» 5/07/2020 7:25:11 PM Dear Foxy, Well, you have indeed traversed an amazing breadth of experience and immersion.....
» 5/07/2020 3:45:17 PM Ok, so my 'pets' are brush turkeys, bar-shouldered doves, wonga pigeons and a healthy thro.....
» 5/07/2020 1:38:18 PM Continued: As you, Joe, have already clearly identified, a pure emphasis on 'education' c.....
» 5/07/2020 1:38:12 PM Joe, I'm afraid I'm with Foxy on this. We all know it's hard, it's a struggle, but maybe.....
» 5/07/2020 12:11:27 PM Raycom, Would you therefore contend that the "leftist" leanings of the Morrison.....
» 4/07/2020 7:32:46 PM Paul Collits is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland and is Res.....
» 3/07/2020 3:01:58 PM Joe, Thanks for those links - tremendously informative and compelling. In pursuit of a w.....
» 3/07/2020 12:14:46 AM Well Foxy, you've sparked me into joining in, after a long period of disenchantment with t.....
» 14/06/2019 12:53:27 AM Continued: My God exists in all I see, and not in any book. (The True God is love – no He.....
» 14/06/2019 12:53:18 AM NNS, Although I expect you have had quite enough of my obstinacy and lack of ‘faith’, I f.....
» 30/05/2019 1:53:13 PM Aidan, In your last post you appear to have relayed a possibly inadvertent contradiction,.....
» 29/05/2019 9:25:52 PM Continued: To place things in perspective: we kill and eat fish, cows, pigs, etc – even t.....
» 29/05/2019 9:25:45 PM Continued: Taken further, the Church refuses to recognize any ‘female’ as a potential pri.....
» 29/05/2019 9:25:22 PM NNS, You raise many valid points, which, taken in isolation, make a lot of sense. However.....
» 27/05/2019 4:28:51 PM NNS, I know better than to try to influence you on this issue, but there is no need to get.....
» 27/05/2019 2:10:06 AM NNS, I have said my piece, and I understand that we could never agree, for you are fixate.....
» 26/05/2019 7:59:44 PM Pope Francis' proclamation of the 'evil' of abortion seals it for me, and I imagine for ve.....
» 26/05/2019 1:45:56 PM A girl or woman suffering horrendously from rape or incest finds herself pregnant. Is the.....
» 25/05/2019 3:21:33 PM There must be a rigorous separation of Church and State, to protect the fundamental rights.....
» 25/05/2019 2:59:54 AM 600 million people voted in India (24 times the total population of Oz), and that may have.....
» 23/05/2019 12:26:50 PM Belly, Much as I respect Bob Carr as a politician and statesman, I can only assess that i.....
» 22/05/2019 8:55:55 PM Belly, I do not wish to be critical of your views or beliefs, but I think you should acce.....
» 20/05/2019 8:23:58 PM Armchair, You have outdone yourself as a bigoted, elitist stirrer. I have no idea how yo.....
» 20/05/2019 12:46:32 PM Armchair, Why can't Iran just stop and dismantle their nuclear program? Why can't there b.....
» 19/05/2019 10:04:02 PM Continued: Climate Change is real; but, Oz contributes 5/8ths of zilch to the 'anthropoge.....
» 19/05/2019 10:03:57 PM Luciferase, You may have a good idea here (re NG): - "..maintaining carry forward of.....
» 18/05/2019 11:37:14 PM We are one, but we are many And from all the lands on Earth we come. We share a dream, and.....
» 12/05/2019 12:24:20 PM Dear Foxy, Sorry to hear you need an op, I hope it all goes well, I'm sure you'll be back.....
» 12/05/2019 12:15:50 PM On Opportunity: My wife and I we pushed the bounds From a rental in Erskineville With two.....
» 11/05/2019 2:50:08 PM Dear Foxy, Change is a necessary function of progress. To keep doing the same thing whil.....
» 11/05/2019 1:33:55 PM Continued: Ultimately, the best way to improve the fortunes of those doing it tough, thos.....
» 11/05/2019 1:33:51 PM Dear Belly and Foxy, All I can say is - be careful what you wish for. We all have biases.....
» 9/05/2019 7:40:44 PM Aidan, You seem to know what you're talking about, but this one creaks: "Shorten's .....
» 9/05/2019 12:36:22 PM Continued: Sure, there is good reason to go electric, but Oz is a land of sweeping plains.....
» 9/05/2019 12:36:15 PM Dear Belly and Foxy, I don't mean to be too hard on Labor, particularly considering some .....
» 8/05/2019 3:49:05 PM Continued: Belly, and also to Foxy, Oz' climate change impact - with or without electric.....
» 8/05/2019 3:49:00 PM Belly, It's not a matter of one side is always right and the other always wrong, it has t.....
» 7/05/2019 9:39:44 PM Continued: 4. We have great healthcare, great education, great welfare, fair roads and pu.....
» 7/05/2019 9:39:37 PM I can't believe what I've been reading on this thread. 1. Franking credits are a 'withhol.....
» 19/04/2019 4:12:13 AM Dear Foxy, Thanks so much for the welcome back on david f's Trump thread, and sorry I neg.....
» 19/04/2019 3:20:07 AM Is Mise, Please let's not conflate this with comparisons with Islam. Not the issue. Want t.....
» 19/04/2019 3:19:59 AM Well, I have to agree with Foxy's observations on this. Israel crossed the line here, and.....
» 13/04/2019 11:39:01 PM I would hasten to add that I am not anti-America or anti-American, but I'm sure I'm not al.....
» 13/04/2019 9:29:27 PM Why should we in Oz be worried? Big T unilaterally moves US embassy to Jerusalem and 'dec.....
» 30/03/2019 8:02:03 PM Is Mise, I wonder why you might think that any ordinary citizen in Oz or NZ, or even in t.....
» 29/03/2019 12:26:54 PM Hate speech should be illegal - written or verbal, promoting, inciting or proposing violen.....
» 28/03/2019 7:56:47 PM An example (from National Geographic's latest edition) of the self-proclaimed 'saviour' of.....
» 28/03/2019 10:21:33 AM Hear, Hear, david f! What a sad, confused, increasingly-elitist and increasingly-disencha.....
» 24/12/2018 6:43:00 AM Aus is getting a Space Agency, Branson is offering zips into near space, and NASA and the .....
» 24/12/2018 6:42:54 AM Aha, Aidan, Neo liberalism is alive, as per the article on OLO by Rob Stewart - 20/12/201.....
» 23/12/2018 11:31:08 PM Why are we examining this? To open up some vast semi-arid, sparsely populated areas by tak.....
» 23/12/2018 11:31:02 PM My, my, my, what an incredible life we lead. So many misunderstandings of the project in m.....
» 23/12/2018 4:48:11 PM I understand our inland used also be forest (after a sort-of inland sea - I think, though .....
» 23/12/2018 4:48:09 PM Thanks Belly and Indi, I'm not giving up, but said about as much as I think might be persu.....
» 23/12/2018 8:49:01 AM (Cont'd): As for the big dry affecting our farmers, you have to grab back the climate, me .....
» 23/12/2018 8:48:52 AM I'm sorry Hasbeen, old mate, we appear to be talking at cross purposes. My take-up was, an.....
» 22/12/2018 9:37:11 PM Well, Hasbeen, Have you checked out Foxy's link of 21 December, on Page 2 of this thread: .....
» 22/12/2018 1:12:42 PM Continued: >>They represent a form of ''infrastructure'' that lasts for generations.....
» 22/12/2018 1:12:37 PM Indi (Joe), I don't know what you're thinking? The idea is to channel/divert abundant 'fr.....
» 22/12/2018 7:01:11 AM >>The ultimate test of our commitment to human rights as a nation, however, is not w.....
» 10/12/2018 2:44:27 PM Well, Mr LEGO, Amaaaaaazing indeed! But who is really the white racist here? >> Fe.....
» 10/12/2018 12:37:40 PM Dear George, I'm sorry you appear to have misinterpreted my post. No sarcasm, no joking, .....
» 10/12/2018 7:30:16 AM My dear LEGO, I don't think any of us really doubt precisely that desperate scenario you .....
» 9/12/2018 11:52:42 PM Dear George, Thank you for your consideration and your patience. You know, I can't help .....
» 9/12/2018 10:54:52 PM Continuing: My view on discrimination: If a teacher cannot fit in to the culture of the r.....
» 9/12/2018 10:54:43 PM ALTRAV, You claim to post only the truth, but in reality you also are only posting your o.....
» 9/12/2018 1:57:52 AM Dear George, (Continued): With so many world religions, with so many differing views or .....
» 9/12/2018 1:57:44 AM Dear George, I find it very unfortunate that so many mere fallible mortals (and are we no.....
» 8/12/2018 11:45:00 PM Good points, Canem, but my understanding is that any UN armed force would be comprised ent.....
» 8/12/2018 3:58:48 PM Joe, The article, and the concept outlined, are not about establishment of a 'World Gover.....
» 6/12/2018 11:38:27 AM Dear George, I'm sorry, I seem to have misinterpreted the purpose, or ultimate message, o.....
» 5/12/2018 11:23:54 PM (Cont'd): But, I think it will take more than the posited world-wide Get-Up-like movement.....
» 5/12/2018 11:23:08 PM A credit to you, John Avery, for this brilliant and compelling offering. You have so clea.....
» 5/12/2018 2:06:06 PM Continuing:) So many problems in the world today, so many created by human kind, so many d.....
» 5/12/2018 2:05:32 PM Dear George, et al, People at large believe many things, proven and unproven; and many the.....
» 4/12/2018 9:24:30 AM Say, mhaze, (et al), Did you catch Sir David Attenborough's assessment that "climate.....
» 3/12/2018 1:55:18 PM Hi mhaze, Don't know if I can answer your questions adequately - let alone to your satisfa.....
» 30/11/2018 3:55:49 PM Oh, for the deniers and heads-in-the-sanders: Look around you, buddies; Rome is burning an.....
» 30/11/2018 2:44:25 PM Posted by individual, Thursday, 29 November 2018 5:28:15 PM: "And there it is, just a.....
» 9/08/2016 2:15:08 AM Armchair Critic, I think your last point (Monday, 8 August 2016 10:06:42 PM) has great me.....
» 9/04/2016 3:22:16 AM Paul, I did not get into the wallaby thread because it purported to address a serious env.....
» 8/04/2016 5:28:49 AM Loud, Thanks, Joe, for your most informative and invaluable contributions. I may not alw.....
» 8/04/2016 4:53:45 AM rache, The whole truth? Who knows 'the whole truth'? (Particularly as so much depends on .....
» 8/04/2016 2:02:54 AM OTB, I very much have to agree with you - Paul1405 is a sick man and quite obviously an at.....
» 17/03/2016 1:28:43 AM Poirot, Thank you for clarifying that. I guess it means I will be offing for 1-12 'Below-.....
» 16/03/2016 1:05:52 AM On meagre research, The Greens' reform proposals appear both fair and fully justifiable in.....
» 31/12/2015 7:47:00 PM Chek, I understand and appreciate what you are saying. Quite rightly, a two-state solutio.....
» 31/12/2015 12:51:20 AM Alon Ben-Meir, I must disagree with your fundamental premise that: "Both sides unde.....
» 13/11/2015 10:40:58 AM Pericles for President! A voice of sanity, in the wilderness of bluster and babel. As the.....
» 6/11/2015 1:00:55 PM Any talk of offsetting any potential GST increase by a reduction in income taxes has to be.....
» 20/04/2015 1:23:24 AM Though I haven't participated for quite a while I have continued to check-in from time to .....
» 9/10/2014 1:43:47 AM In the vein this thread has taken, might I offer the following: A variation on an old Brit.....
» 1/09/2014 1:38:57 PM To Chris Wilson: It would help consideration of possible options available to the interna.....
» 28/08/2014 10:04:26 PM Taking a broad view, I think it is very unfortunate that the potential of AGW has not been.....
» 28/08/2014 7:55:49 PM Taking a broad view, I think it is unfortunate that the potential of AGW has not been seen.....
» 2/07/2014 12:41:00 AM Ludwig, Perhaps an answer/alternative might be to measure net wealth from year to year. T.....
» 30/06/2014 10:03:27 PM Well Kat, you have started a very strange thread. Truth, Clive, Family (tax avoidance) Tru.....
» 17/06/2014 8:44:17 PM This, Pericles, I absolutely can not agree with: >>without population growth, we wo.....
» 16/06/2014 7:15:02 PM JBowyer, Making firearms more freely available could do nothing to reduce the capacity fo.....
» 16/06/2014 11:05:05 AM d'Helm, In my considered opinion, and from my experience, sporting shooters do NOT requir.....
» 15/06/2014 7:48:35 PM Well, there's a first! >>(deleted for being highly intelligent) Posted by Nhoj, Sun.....
» 14/06/2014 12:58:20 AM In the GDP debate, I would also like to pose an observation. Wages and salaries have kept.....
» 11/06/2014 4:18:52 PM On Government(s): You can't please all of the people all of the time; Maybe you can't eve.....
» 9/06/2014 1:25:23 PM Foxy, Thanks for an interesting thread, and my best wishes for your upcoming procedure. T.....
» 8/06/2014 3:08:54 PM Poirot, In some ways the 'good old days' were better - when one wage could support a fami.....
» 8/06/2014 2:31:01 AM Producer, There are two main reasons why your proposition is unworkable: Firstly, it sma.....
» 7/06/2014 5:12:35 PM We are offered a truism: 'Age does not necessarily beget wisdom'. Shall we try another: Y.....
» 7/06/2014 4:43:01 PM Life has changed, and there's no going back. Life is much more complex now, much more comp.....
» 6/06/2014 3:26:22 PM Dear Producer, It would be interesting to know from where you have gained your amazing in.....
» 6/06/2014 1:13:22 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Such an idyllic lifestyle as you describe may only exist in heaven, for her.....
» 5/06/2014 2:37:42 AM Sorry Bazz and Loudmouth, I think Jottiikii is right! So many unskilled and semi-skilled .....
» 2/06/2014 3:28:56 PM We need more jobs, and we need more people fit to take up those jobs. Let's concentrate on.....
» 2/06/2014 2:45:11 PM Maybe the answer is to have 'small car' and 'large vehicle' parking spots in carparks (and.....
» 29/05/2014 5:21:06 AM Pericles, As, Exports - Imports; = 'Balance'; Then, why not 'Loans' to overseas interests.....
» 29/05/2014 5:16:47 AM Anyhow, Ludwig, Exports minus Imports = 'Balance of Trade'. (Or, Income from overseas inte.....
» 29/05/2014 3:55:42 AM Ludwig, you're not alone in making the occasional 'typo'. Get this one: 1. >The new sw.....
» 26/05/2014 10:37:03 PM Wm Trevor, (and Pericles, if you're listening), Ok, I'm trying to make sense of the 'trif.....
» 25/05/2014 10:46:04 PM I wonder what impact there may be on GDP if the money to rebuild, detain, control borders,.....
» 25/05/2014 1:51:35 AM No, Ludwig, I'm not too keen on our current immigration program, but I can see some benefi.....
» 24/05/2014 3:47:55 PM Ludwig, me ol' mate, I think Pericles must surely be female, and with the patience of a sa.....
» 23/05/2014 6:05:31 PM Well, Luc, it is in all our interests for Australia's current economic advantage (AAA) and.....
» 23/05/2014 4:41:03 PM Some interesting thoughts, Johan. The future is indeed in the hands of youth, and they de.....
» 23/05/2014 3:10:37 AM The Honourable Michael Kirby is a gentleman, and a great Australian, and any suggestions t.....
» 23/05/2014 1:40:32 AM Well, Pericles, We are led to believe that "shutting our doors and creating fortress.....
» 22/05/2014 2:51:24 PM Ah, Pericles, methinks there is a thorn in your Gordian Knot. >if you think that we ca.....
» 20/05/2014 8:41:30 PM I'm with you, Julian, hear, hear! For you, Marko, from one Australian egalitarian ideolog.....
» 20/05/2014 4:23:36 PM Thanks for that, Hassie, most informative. I've also been here for over 20 years, and hav.....
» 20/05/2014 12:56:25 AM I have to agree with you, Hassie, there have to be some notable exceptions to my too broad.....
» 19/05/2014 3:20:33 PM Continued: I don't want to be 'down' on the elderly, but one size does not fit all, and w.....
» 19/05/2014 3:20:30 PM Something is wrong with the way our Social Security system works. Who has the greatest ne.....
» 16/05/2014 11:07:54 PM Hey, guys and gals, Am I missing something here? If retirement age is (eventually) 70, a.....
» 15/05/2014 9:24:41 PM Mikk and trapdiocan, Be careful what you wish for, because what exactly makes you think t.....
» 15/05/2014 6:39:32 PM Butch, I'm surprised you don't make mention of good ol' stunningly-healthy red meat and t.....
» 14/05/2014 8:03:00 PM Butch, We are using chemicals in our food production, and usually responsibly. Whether we.....
» 14/05/2014 7:26:30 PM What would be 'unsustainable' would be to open the flood-gates. What is unsustainable is .....
» 14/05/2014 6:31:36 PM Nhoj, this may be your thread, but we are free to contribute whatever 'take' on this issue.....
» 14/05/2014 5:03:28 PM Take a chill pill Nhoj, you'll do yourself a damage. It could have been worse; the debt l.....
» 14/05/2014 3:00:57 PM Hassie, I'm just airing a note of caution. In my view there is far too much reliance on, a.....
» 14/05/2014 1:55:50 PM Luddy, I guess my reservations are on two bases: Firstly I'm not keen on drivers divertin.....
» 13/05/2014 4:00:11 PM Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey duet: "To dream ... the impossible dream ... To fight ........
» 13/05/2014 2:50:32 PM There are races, and there is racism. But racism is universally bad - just look around th.....
» 13/05/2014 1:32:48 PM Luddy, I'm not in favour of a widespread 'dob in a driver' campaign, though some definite.....
» 13/05/2014 12:11:14 PM Continued: >The evidence relating to DDT and carcinogenicity provides uncertain conclu.....
» 13/05/2014 12:11:07 PM Hassie, I would be careful what you postulate; many great minds have serious concerns abo.....
» 12/05/2014 5:51:10 PM Poirot, You forgot the final statement of Paul Sheehan's piece: > Like all prime mini.....
» 12/05/2014 4:16:47 PM Is it a matter of 'organic', or really of long term sustainability? If farmers in develop.....
» 12/05/2014 1:23:58 PM Luddy, Perhaps, when in a line of traffic (or even just following one vehicle), there is .....
» 11/05/2014 8:36:13 PM Ah, Poirot, dear Poirot, >You really can't see a certain disparity between the bilge t.....
» 11/05/2014 12:50:47 AM Yo, Paul, "Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Fifteen men on the dead man's chest--".....
» 10/05/2014 5:14:26 PM You too, Spinner, have a good one. I guess there's no hope for some of the welded-on soci.....
» 10/05/2014 2:43:20 PM Wow, Spinner, Sometimes I just love OLO! Go for it, bruiser; with you on this one; both .....
» 10/05/2014 2:16:09 PM AJ, I guess culture is a 'moving feast', evolving with technology, science, knowledge and.....
» 10/05/2014 1:37:15 PM AJ, I'd be a bit careful about declaring all agricultural chemicals as non-toxic (even wh.....
» 10/05/2014 1:13:31 PM LEGO, There's no point in talking about races being equal or unequal. In what respect? Cu.....
» 10/05/2014 12:19:10 PM Indi, >waffle repeated in parrot fashion by the backyard economic experts.< Sums u.....
» 9/05/2014 11:52:52 PM This is just such a total beat-up, typical of welded-on socialist hypocrites. Evidence re.....
» 9/05/2014 4:32:41 PM Pericles, you raise a very good question. >It does of course leave open the question a.....
» 8/05/2014 2:26:15 PM Shocker, It was you who pointed out that the Neanderthal 'cross' provided something extra.....
» 8/05/2014 3:36:05 AM AJ, Some men delight in getting many women pregnant, and in purposely avoiding all parent.....
» 8/05/2014 3:36:02 AM Shocker, All this harping on about 'outbreeding depression' is just an excuse for your ha.....
» 8/05/2014 2:26:59 AM Sorry OUG, but I think you've lost it. Your recent posts on several threads, with all your.....
» 8/05/2014 1:52:48 AM Hassie, The ones that get me are those who drive just enough below the speed the conditio.....
» 3/05/2014 2:54:50 PM Well AJ, you appear to have missed the point completely. >.. until someone can present.....
» 2/05/2014 7:47:29 PM So, we go from tolerance to a form of institutionalized intolerance. In my view, Eich's f.....
» 2/05/2014 5:16:33 PM And here we have the real motivation for this article: >If republicans want a republic.....
» 1/05/2014 5:46:33 PM Shocker, 'Aussie' is a nationality, and a cultural identity, not an ethnicity. 'We' are .....
» 1/05/2014 4:59:48 PM Our Federal Government's 'Commission of Audit' appears to be suggesting (or recommending) .....
» 1/05/2014 2:07:40 PM Dear Foxy, I don't know that young (white) Aussies are trying to 'blend in' to our new, e.....
» 30/04/2014 9:51:28 PM Luddy, The 'give-way to the right' rule was abandoned long ago and for good reason; major.....
» 30/04/2014 9:51:22 PM Butch, you are dead wrong here: > Many accidents ( nose to tail) are caused because la.....
» 30/04/2014 8:22:45 PM Banjo, How can 'we' benefit from diversity? Well, at least we don't have to travel overse.....
» 30/04/2014 6:24:38 PM Continued: To the bottom-line: It's the job of multiculturalism to break-down the boundar.....
» 30/04/2014 6:24:32 PM Well Shocker, you hit the nail on the head: >"Aussies/Australians" were, are.....
» 29/04/2014 11:42:01 PM Continued: There is a way to make multiculturalism work, and it involves watering-down an.....
» 29/04/2014 11:41:55 PM Sorry Jay and 'Shocker', I have constructed a considered piece following this, but I fully.....
» 28/04/2014 1:41:58 PM Yuyutsu, Where did you get the idea that it is 'criminal' to ride a bike? Or are you refe.....
» 28/04/2014 1:05:33 AM Dastardly has given us a lot to chew on. I'll return to this thread when I've had a chanc.....
» 27/04/2014 11:46:42 PM Wow, Luddy, it's a minefield out there; you never know when a fast-moving Nhoj is going to.....
» 27/04/2014 4:00:31 PM Shocker, >Assimilation could also produce harmony. People of many backgrounds, but all.....
» 27/04/2014 1:34:23 AM Posted by Shockadelic, Saturday, 26 April 2014 7:01:35 PM: >Saltpetre "Why do som.....
» 26/04/2014 5:34:18 PM So, Jay, your point is? That these various 'groups' are 'really' after positive integrati.....
» 26/04/2014 10:50:18 AM Continued: Some talk down a 'new world order', but a truly benign and cooperative approach.....
» 26/04/2014 10:50:12 AM Bazz, I still like the idea of 'hydrolysis power', and can remember from many years ago s.....
» 26/04/2014 9:16:32 AM Jay, you have posted some pretty weird stuff from time to time, but this latest lot has go.....
» 26/04/2014 12:05:27 AM Bazz, 20 more ploughmen? Or just 20 days instead of one day? 20 ploughmen need 20 horses,.....
» 25/04/2014 11:18:57 PM Banjo a.k.a. otb, perchance? Surely not; one is quite sufficient. Why do some people go .....
» 25/04/2014 7:36:00 PM NathanJ, When small electric cars are cheap enough, and when we can charge them ourselves.....
» 25/04/2014 6:29:31 PM The ABC's coverage of Anzac Day commemorations today has been nothing short of fantastic -.....
» 23/04/2014 6:12:03 PM Extract/conclusion from a lengthy article on Past Climate Cycles - to be found at the foll.....
» 22/04/2014 11:03:43 PM Thank you Red Baron, I have to admit that my assessment of climate change potential has b.....
» 21/04/2014 8:15:44 PM Poirot, I fear you accuse o sung wu unfairly, by suggesting there is some underlying guil.....
» 21/04/2014 7:07:18 PM Monsignor Red Baron, I take it you haven't checked out Ant's link (which I repeated in my.....
» 21/04/2014 1:54:18 PM Dear Ant, that latest link of yours, copied below, really tells it all. http://nsidc.org/.....
» 19/04/2014 6:12:23 AM This thread raises an important issue: why does anyone, old or young, have to live on the .....
» 16/04/2014 11:54:03 PM o sung wu, I believe there is still room for optimism with the current Abbott government,.....
» 14/04/2014 12:32:50 AM Not wishing to rain on anyone's parade, but I have to wonder if climate change is really g.....
» 10/04/2014 2:33:30 PM Not bad, OUG, but just a slight alteration to maintain the meter: (The thought is on the m.....
» 9/04/2014 1:16:02 AM You know how the song goes: "The world belongs to everyone -" "The best th.....
» 8/04/2014 11:22:28 PM Well done Paul, a nice little scenario, but, if anything, big Clive has taken some of the .....
» 8/04/2014 5:08:53 PM I can only contribute from a personal perspective, so, my thoughts: Australia has been mu.....
» 6/04/2014 5:26:29 PM To the original topic: Dear David f, >Why emphasise a distinctive national culture? Th.....
» 5/04/2014 1:21:03 AM Paul, I'm afraid you are getting into contradictory territory with some of your fine theor.....
» 4/04/2014 1:16:03 AM Ok, so we've all got something to say, but at least we should address the topic legitimate.....
» 3/04/2014 11:31:29 PM So, OUG, what are you getting from your research? Any breakthroughs?.....
» 2/04/2014 10:43:47 PM Is Mise, And, is not Auburn now an 'ethnic' neighbourhood? Thus, that former residence is.....
» 1/04/2014 12:35:14 PM Butch, firstly I don't see your 'hypothetical' eventuating for quite some years, irrespect.....
» 30/03/2014 10:41:12 PM Superannuation is meant to reduce old age pension demand (and budget) applicable to very m.....
» 30/03/2014 7:22:39 PM Well, OUG, it's been a fun ride, but now it's time to get real, or else to wind it up. Yo.....
» 29/03/2014 10:03:59 PM Inequity is the natural order, without which there would be no working class willing to do.....
» 29/03/2014 5:58:36 PM Continued: But some things are strange about the Genesis version: whereas there is mentio.....
» 29/03/2014 5:58:31 PM What basis for 'creation'? GENESIS? When I start reading Genesis I find myself picturing a.....
» 25/03/2014 1:06:51 AM Continued: There is still no cure for many infections, and we are rapidly running out of .....
» 25/03/2014 1:06:46 AM Dear OUG, How about a different tack. You are a unique individual, as am I and almost eve.....
» 24/03/2014 3:18:01 AM Continued: All life, however complex, is composed of single cells, though many of these c.....
» 24/03/2014 3:17:55 AM Dear OUG, Evolution is really quite simple. We start with a simple single-celled organism.....
» 23/03/2014 12:59:27 PM Dear OUG, "And God created Light, that some might see, for themselves. But, for othe.....
» 22/03/2014 7:03:10 PM Continued: As for finding identical DNA strands in different, non-related, species: Why s.....
» 22/03/2014 7:03:03 PM Dear OUG, Spurious, spurious. Red herrings abounding. Firstly, the author in that link o.....
» 22/03/2014 5:44:49 PM Sorry, Paul, but you are sadly mistaken. As one of the 'usual suspects' I am quite certai.....
» 20/03/2014 6:27:20 PM Dear OUG, (Johan), Man did not walk with dinosaurs, nor view the transition of forerunner.....
» 20/03/2014 4:39:33 PM Continued: Part of the need is for financial security - and here we are focused on the po.....
» 20/03/2014 4:39:27 PM Dear OTB, Let's focus. This is about parental care during a new baby's first 12 months of.....
» 19/03/2014 2:13:02 AM Dear OUG, (Johan), Sorry ol' son, you just have to get over it. God's plan has obviously .....
» 16/03/2014 8:38:29 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You live within 'society', and benefit from some of the past and present 'p.....
» 16/03/2014 8:38:23 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Whilst not wishing to create offense, I am forced to question the logic, an.....
» 16/03/2014 5:26:56 AM Forget it OUG, Evolution is a fact, proven beyond all reasonable doubt, and those who try .....
» 15/03/2014 4:48:56 AM Dear Suze, >I believe low and middle income women should be paid their full wage while.....
» 15/03/2014 2:18:09 AM Coincidence is an amazing thing. 'We' (Homo Sapiens) are here today investigating the str.....
» 14/03/2014 11:50:24 PM OUG, That last is a somewhat unusual post - from someone who, purportedly, (from many pre.....
» 9/03/2014 3:47:53 PM Dear o sung wu, What I take from the line "Rage, Rage against the dying of the light.....
» 8/03/2014 4:51:54 PM Dear o sung wu, You mentioned thinking on the past, and that's quite a reasonable idea, a.....
» 2/03/2014 1:27:09 AM My, my, Paul, such Greens fervour I fear is clouding your judgement. There was a time whe.....
» 28/02/2014 1:51:14 PM Nature is in a fine balance, and the more we ride roughshod over it, the sooner it will bi.....
» 28/02/2014 1:17:07 PM Government debt guarantee for Qantas? Forget it! What next, a debt guarantee for SPCA, For.....
» 28/02/2014 1:52:12 AM Diver Dan, >A pyramid of predators crowned by the greatest threat to survival of the p.....
» 27/02/2014 3:46:59 AM This is a much-vexed issue, causing many of us much grief, whatever side of the fence we m.....
» 27/02/2014 3:21:50 AM This is a much-vexed issue, causing many of us much grief, whatever side of the fence we m.....
» 27/02/2014 12:58:43 AM Butch, You make some valid points, but I wonder how many people realise that the best mon.....
» 19/02/2014 4:08:08 PM I don't believe the ABC is biased in any respect - at least not intentionally - and it doe.....
» 17/02/2014 2:06:47 AM How about making the employment of the over-50's EXEMPT from Award pay rates and condition.....
» 17/02/2014 1:08:29 AM Another misconception: Floods, bush-fires, cyclones, droughts - all 'natural disasters'. B.....
» 17/02/2014 1:08:23 AM So many misconceptions, and so many blinkered/myopic/biased views; interspersed, fortunate.....
» 11/02/2014 10:08:22 AM Me old mate o sung wu, I wasn't having a go at you, and tend to agree with you that this f.....
» 9/02/2014 11:26:43 AM If the ABC needs to cut costs, dare I suggest they could try going to 'serial programming'.....
» 9/02/2014 10:42:23 AM I wasn't aware that the ABC was supposed to earn revenue; I thought it was intended to pro.....
» 9/02/2014 5:22:49 AM How to assess priorities? An example: It came to my notice that, due to the drought, a ca.....
» 9/02/2014 5:22:43 AM Unfortunately, so many write it off as 'just a game'; the 'game' of politics, of media 're.....
» 6/02/2014 11:57:34 AM Take care Foxy, I'm sure we all wish you the very best, and will very much look forward to.....
» 6/02/2014 11:41:31 AM Take care Foxy, I'm sure we all wish you the very best, and will very much look forward to.....
» 6/02/2014 12:01:35 AM If SPCA is really worth saving (as determined by impartial evaluation of its likely future.....
» 28/01/2014 1:29:13 AM I agree with Hasbeen's suggestions, and wonder if some recipients could also participate i.....
» 26/01/2014 6:48:13 PM Can we go back to a time when millions of bison roamed the plains of, the now, continental.....
» 24/01/2014 4:42:40 PM Excellent article, thank you Sonia. Life is full of sacrifice, and the greatest and most e.....
» 24/01/2014 3:55:59 PM Very interesting, thanks Graham. I had never viewed the Bible as such a developmental docu.....
» 24/01/2014 2:57:24 PM This proposition is crazy beyond all comprehension - particularly when the whole welfare s.....
» 17/01/2014 1:48:02 AM So now, are we supposed to assume that all Chinese herbs are a 'sham'? I mean, we don't kn.....
» 19/12/2013 11:00:58 PM My sport now, or recreation rather, is rifle shooting - target that is. It is a sport whic.....
» 19/12/2013 9:03:53 PM Very wise, SD. Thank you, and all the best. Thanks also to Foxy and Suse for your thought.....
» 17/12/2013 5:09:03 PM A fine article, raising many possibilities. Given current revelations, I feel it must be .....
» 14/12/2013 1:15:39 AM DreamOn, Regarding your posting of Friday, 13 December 2013 1:34:21 PM on this thread: Y.....
» 7/12/2013 3:26:23 PM Heck, it's only money! Why can't our Fed just do some quantitative easing by printing a fe.....
» 7/12/2013 2:29:49 PM We need quality education for quality results, but when and why did responsibility for res.....
» 3/12/2013 1:43:53 PM I'm not so sure about this, Pericles: >>The advantages of protectionism are entirel.....
» 3/12/2013 2:39:14 AM Wow, Poirot, that is a sad blow to the kidneys! I for one will miss u greatly - though I .....
» 16/11/2013 3:10:21 AM Iftikhar, There is no gene or 'virus' responsible for racism, or prejudice, or 'culture',.....
» 12/11/2013 4:29:25 PM Addressing the article: Pericles may have hit on the truth (in the first comment on this .....
» 11/11/2013 12:37:26 AM It's rather off-topic (and late) but I can't resist commending Foxy on her suggestion of a.....
» 9/11/2013 2:56:44 PM How about addressing the content of the article properly, people? Well done, Andrew, a fi.....
» 1/11/2013 2:38:19 AM Well noted, wobbles - there are no free lunches. Shaggy Dog, you really shouldn't kow-tow.....
» 21/10/2013 11:26:39 PM Cont'd> Dear Yuyutsu, You may well consider your mind/spirit and 'body' to be separat.....
» 21/10/2013 11:26:25 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The responsible majority surely seek and want 'peaceful cooperation', but u.....
» 20/10/2013 8:46:03 PM Yuyutsu, >Specifically, it's immoral for a gathering of people to automatically assume.....
» 20/10/2013 8:45:37 PM Pericles, Would they not, or some at least, consider the annexation of their former triba.....
» 20/10/2013 7:29:12 PM What I dislike is the sniping and the derogatory comments about a poster's sincerity or in.....
» 20/10/2013 4:26:56 PM <Cont'd> Ludwig, Thank heaven for your sanity (and for your moral stamina under gr.....
» 20/10/2013 4:26:42 PM Jardine and Yuyutsu, There is no such thing as unconditional liberty; and no such thing a.....
» 6/10/2013 2:07:36 PM My take on this article is not that it is about general societal morality, but rather abou.....
» 6/10/2013 5:27:43 AM Hasbeen, It appears (from a link earlier on this thread) that, in the November 2010 US co.....
» 6/10/2013 2:17:11 AM No, Chris, vigilantes are not an acceptable answer in any circumstance. Viz Zimmerman - wh.....
» 6/10/2013 2:16:59 AM Thanks OTB, I too read Callinan's report (from your earlier link I think), and it is illum.....
» 5/10/2013 4:02:20 PM >"If Michaelangelo were a heterosexual, the Sistine Chapel would have been painted.....
» 4/10/2013 10:31:42 PM Suze, >I stand by my statement that if it was men getting regularly raped by a serial .....
» 4/10/2013 3:04:36 PM >The tender, romantic, and passionate intimacies of men and women are among the supreme.....
» 4/10/2013 3:25:50 AM Now Suze, let's not get carried away with thoughts that accusation should be sufficient to.....
» 3/10/2013 1:49:49 PM Joe/Luce/Poirot, Perhaps the major limitation regarding planting masses of trees is the q.....
» 20/09/2013 2:26:53 PM Stezza, Yes, my responses have been on an emotional basis, a 'life view' basis, and with .....
» 18/09/2013 7:14:10 PM Congratulations Cossomby, Someone who actually knows what they're talking about. Makes a .....
» 18/09/2013 2:38:26 PM Stezza, > I am sure the extinction of the human race would bring a mass extinction of .....
» 18/09/2013 2:20:40 AM I'm stopping raving about Tony Abbott because I'm fairly confident he's going to disappoin.....
» 18/09/2013 1:00:10 AM Wow, sea level rise lapping at the doorsteps of Pacific islanders - from glacial melts, bu.....
» 18/09/2013 12:24:54 AM A really interesting article, thanks Fred Pearce. A marvellous insight into a unique bio-.....
» 16/09/2013 9:02:36 PM Wow, sea level rise lapping at the doorsteps of Pacific islanders - from glacial melts, bu.....
» 16/09/2013 2:36:30 PM Dear Poirot, (Light of my feeble life), >My good man, if I may be so bold, can't you t.....
» 16/09/2013 12:25:45 AM I love a sunburnt country, A land of ? Life, used to be so simple then, when ? I would l.....
» 15/09/2013 11:39:55 PM Dear Poirot, I don't get what's going on; the nature of your posts of late do not smack o.....
» 15/09/2013 12:01:04 AM I did but see it passing by, and yet I love it, 'til it (or I) die. Yet, I do not see us g.....
» 14/09/2013 9:34:34 PM Do we want to fix the Senate, or to 'fix' the Senate? Major Party control of the Senate c.....
» 14/09/2013 8:11:02 PM Mise: >what is an 'amateur hunter'?< Well, they're the ones who don't get paid. But.....
» 14/09/2013 5:56:21 PM The NSW Greens members may have gotten a bit 'carried away' in their opposition to the pro.....
» 14/09/2013 4:55:57 PM Cont'd> From an ABC report, in part referring to statements by (NSW) Primary Industries.....
» 14/09/2013 4:55:40 PM It is understandable that the NSW Greens (and many ordinary citizens) would be concerned a.....
» 13/09/2013 11:22:19 PM Gentlemen, Enough of this gung-ho cr@p, this is starting to sound like a typical squabble.....
» 12/09/2013 9:37:01 PM Josephus, Such groups can form minor parties of their own, but I think most tend to rely .....
» 12/09/2013 8:34:17 PM Paul, Guns don't kill people, people kill people. And, firearms homicide in Oz is a tiny .....
» 12/09/2013 3:19:31 PM Jayb, I don't think anyone should have a problem with any micro party, or parties, as lon.....
» 11/09/2013 5:24:18 PM The present system provides: A '1' above the line goes to the first candidate in that 'gro.....
» 11/09/2013 5:24:02 PM Why do we bother, if no-one of importance is 'ever' going to take any notice of we 'contem.....
» 11/09/2013 3:05:14 AM Well said, Hadi, hear, hear! What an amazing and compelling article, bringing this issue .....
» 11/09/2013 1:44:25 AM An interesting and informative article, sadly maligned by the usual anti-conservative bigo.....
» 11/09/2013 1:31:42 AM Ms Lambie comes across (in one TV interview at least) as something of a 'rogue element', o.....
» 11/09/2013 1:08:30 AM Why can't it be that: Senate candidates failing to achieve a certain minimum portion of fi.....
» 10/09/2013 11:41:08 PM I fear I was somewhat hasty in various aspects of my previous posting on this subject, and.....
» 9/09/2013 10:44:37 PM You know, I can't help feeling a bit annoyed with myself for still getting stuck into poor.....
» 8/09/2013 9:51:55 PM Much as some may think that the 'right' or 'sensible' thing to do is to 'attack' or to 'in.....
» 8/09/2013 8:59:13 PM Thank you Foxy, but you are too kind. I very much also appreciate your thoughtful and hon.....
» 8/09/2013 4:15:45 PM Thanks, Foxy, It is early days, and when I get over this initial euphoria I am hoping to .....
» 8/09/2013 3:11:24 PM OTB, >I can't imagine any woman even contemplating saying something like that about an.....
» 8/09/2013 2:24:15 PM I just had a flash of inspiration (and a good chuckle in consequence): Is't possible this .....
» 7/09/2013 11:15:37 PM The 'real' Kevin Rudd has indeed returned, blithely stepping aside to give someone else a .....
» 7/09/2013 10:33:59 PM So, Kev has lost the battle. And, more importantly, has also jumped ship as leader of the.....
» 7/09/2013 12:50:12 AM Dear Poirot and Foxy, Too little too late; crocodile tears. Six years and a lifetime to .....
» 6/09/2013 3:11:32 PM Dear Foxy and Poirot, Sorry, but these descriptors apply equally to Mr Rudd and the Labor.....
» 4/09/2013 1:47:01 AM From what I have seen this may well be the first election in a very long time (or since fo.....
» 4/09/2013 12:39:18 AM Ah, dear Poirot, surely you jest: >Still, I'm wondering how I would have felt if, inst.....
» 3/09/2013 4:32:54 PM I don't know about the rest of you, but every now and then I find a real 'pearl' amongst O.....
» 2/09/2013 1:30:33 AM Dear david f, I did read what you posted, and did not misread or misunderstand, however, .....
» 1/09/2013 5:22:10 PM LEGO, you astonish me, as do so many others on this thread. Words come to mind like ".....
» 1/09/2013 3:21:21 PM Dear onthebeach, You make a valid point, if I read you correctly - since woman alone has .....
» 1/09/2013 3:20:59 PM Dear david f, I know you have said you will make no further comment on this difference of.....
» 1/09/2013 12:56:52 AM There will have to come a time when there is no more war, no more conflict, no more aggres.....
» 31/08/2013 11:39:20 PM Sorry, david f, but I have to disagree: >A sperm is not a multicelled human, but it is.....
» 23/08/2013 10:09:08 PM Yes, Rhian, >This article is a reflection on what we would have missed out on if past .....
» 21/08/2013 9:30:56 PM Cont'd: Sanctity of life is an important moral tenet, and, though we may make exception wh.....
» 21/08/2013 9:30:40 PM david f, Part of your earlier post at 1.42pm today, at page 9 of this thread, is troublin.....
» 19/08/2013 3:32:21 PM csteele, Here we are dealing with Law, and Law is man-made - and not always following God.....
» 19/08/2013 3:32:07 PM csteele, My interpretation of Christ's injunction "Let he who is without sin cast th.....
» 17/08/2013 10:31:00 PM Dear Lexi, The Law (or the Judiciary) is indeed supposed to be impartial, but there are s.....
» 17/08/2013 12:59:51 AM sonofgloin, Thanks for the youtube link concerning the Lima Declaration. Most interesting.....
» 16/08/2013 11:36:15 PM csteele, >25 But if out in the country a man happens to meet a young woman pledged to .....
» 16/08/2013 10:36:51 PM Dear Lexi, Very well said. Thank you. I agree with you. Aus will move to a republic in go.....
» 15/08/2013 3:34:11 PM Democracy isn't dead, and the choice is simple for all who can weigh up the potentials: a).....
» 15/08/2013 2:06:09 PM Cont'd> We have seen major problems with money being allocated for one thing (healthcar.....
» 15/08/2013 2:05:56 PM Lexi, You are right, there are many deficiencies and inefficiencies in our Federation sys.....
» 13/08/2013 11:42:08 PM Lexi, This is the bit that worries me: >It is time for the republic to become synonym.....
» 13/08/2013 2:37:48 PM This article makes a lot of sense. To spend $10 Billion to support an $863,000 carp fisher.....
» 10/08/2013 2:36:31 PM Why change the flag? We cannot change our history, our heritage - and the Union Jack in th.....
» 10/08/2013 2:36:18 PM 1999 Referendum: Question 1: <Republic question: A Proposed Law: To alter the Constitut.....
» 9/08/2013 10:01:44 PM An interesting article, and I agree with the author - a vision for our economic future is .....
» 1/08/2013 12:22:02 AM CHERFUL, what a brilliant idea! "Empower the women world wide". You probably th.....
» 31/07/2013 11:33:55 PM Well, bbfor, animals in the wild often have a much tougher time than animals raised proper.....
» 31/07/2013 10:22:03 PM My understanding is that, in Western society at least, male circumcision is carried out on.....
» 29/07/2013 8:59:36 PM What can we say about Kevin and Labor? A $20billion 'black hole' come to roost on the lege.....
» 29/07/2013 7:12:13 PM Lexi, Poirot, and Joe, Lexi, you are right, we are all subjective creatures, but I have a.....
» 27/07/2013 10:56:22 PM So, Poirot, why to vote for Abbott? Maybe because he is relatively uncomplicated, and thu.....
» 27/07/2013 10:06:44 PM >Cont'd> With a more 'managed' and manageable approach, we would have far better opp.....
» 27/07/2013 10:06:33 PM I must say I have been very favourably impressed by many of the successful asylum seekers .....
» 26/07/2013 11:49:52 PM Abbott is no Howard, and Hockey no Costello; but then, Rudd is no Hawke, and no-one of the.....
» 26/07/2013 11:49:39 PM This election is shaping up to be one for the books, with perhaps many, like myself, conte.....
» 26/07/2013 10:13:59 PM This whole issue is just so NOT black-and-white. There is a massive global diaspora going .....
» 26/07/2013 10:13:48 PM Forget PNG, it's just a distraction, a sideshow. When I left PNG at the end of '76 (post I.....
» 26/07/2013 3:42:17 AM Ah, if Christianity could only be proven to cure disease, then humankind might be able to .....
» 26/07/2013 3:19:57 AM All animals (including humankind), and the environment they inhabit, deserve respect and c.....
» 26/07/2013 2:23:36 AM Suseonline, <However, I would sooner trust Atilla The Hun to govern, before I would tr.....
» 19/07/2013 10:29:20 PM Thanks, Mac, Interesting article, but fails to mention that once an investment becomes 'p.....
» 18/07/2013 7:58:27 PM "Actually, negative gearing is one "negative" that should be eliminated&quo.....
» 18/07/2013 1:59:57 AM A good article. Don Aitkin makes some significant and telling observations, though I fear .....
» 18/07/2013 12:34:14 AM To some extent I have to agree with Ludwig. After what has been happening in NSW, with min.....
» 13/07/2013 3:28:37 PM Whatever faults some may wish to see in Tony Abbott, one thing is sure, he at least is a D.....
» 10/07/2013 5:04:01 PM I wonder if the US has, or did have, Death Duties, which are certainly a dampener on phila.....
» 6/07/2013 3:18:00 PM Carbon Tax on emitters: Emitters pass cost on to consumers (including usual or increased p.....
» 6/07/2013 12:52:23 AM It is somewhat "passing strange" that of some 7-8 Billion people, scattered like.....
» 5/07/2013 3:08:08 PM Genevieve, We may genuinely feel compassion and sympathy for the baby gazelle as it is rip.....
» 23/06/2013 3:40:20 PM I'm surprised our beloved Editor/Convener of OLO hasn't chimed-in on this one - either to .....
» 2/06/2013 4:41:08 AM Dear praxidice, The more you rattle on, the clearer it becomes that you should vote infor.....
» 2/06/2013 4:22:37 AM There is one FACT which should be addressed above all others - and that is WE have to STOP.....
» 2/06/2013 2:47:07 AM Since we are a secular society, and have every intention of remaining so, with due separat.....
» 31/05/2013 8:46:13 PM I don't know what Tony Abbott could have been thinking, sending a note to the GG indicatin.....
» 31/05/2013 12:49:17 PM Well Poirot, I don't see that religion was a prime mover in that colonial landscape (and s.....
» 31/05/2013 12:29:30 AM I enjoyed the clip, and I thought Jeff Daniels did a great job with the script. Quite a fi.....
» 29/05/2013 11:31:09 PM 'Killing' (as per CP) is 'barbaric'? Rolls off the tongue nicely, does it not? But how acc.....
» 29/05/2013 1:25:05 AM "Give me men about me who are fat - sleek headed men, and men as sleep o' nights.&quo.....
» 28/05/2013 7:12:37 AM Suse, I can't comment on the use of Nembutal (or other drugs), but you are mistaken about.....
» 27/05/2013 2:27:32 AM Antiseptic, I don't believe cost should be a primary consideration in Death Penalty cases.....
» 26/05/2013 2:34:29 AM So, csteele, you are abhorred by Breivik, but what about the fellow who raped and murdered.....
» 25/05/2013 7:31:28 PM What hypocrites! You will send young men to war on your behalf, to kill or be killed - or .....
» 25/05/2013 12:39:50 AM The death penalty is not 'cruel punishment', it is Justice - where the evidence is irrefut.....
» 24/05/2013 5:19:40 AM Education is compulsory, and good quality education is in the national interest. Therefore.....
» 24/05/2013 4:07:31 AM It is amazing that anyone could consider a vaccine to be a 'poison', when it is only a veh.....
» 21/05/2013 1:51:08 AM The only thing I can surmise from all this is that we are bound to lurch from one uncertai.....
» 11/05/2013 9:48:56 PM Surely the ultimate objective of 'The Greens' would be to use the carbon tax, and more imp.....
» 11/05/2013 2:00:21 AM cohenite, You sadly disappoint with your hasty, ill-considered and unnecessarily malignan.....
» 10/05/2013 6:21:45 PM You know, the great pity of it all is that a marvelous opportunity has been lost to dive h.....
» 10/05/2013 2:59:17 AM The common garden snail is an hermaphrodite, as also I think are some plants. Some snails .....
» 10/05/2013 12:59:56 AM Thanks for that extra info on VOIP, praxidice, especially for the notes on Mynetfone, and .....
» 9/05/2013 3:22:28 PM Re VOIP: Yuyutsu is right, that if the broadband service (or Comms Provider service) goes.....
» 9/05/2013 1:06:20 AM BP, >You make no mention of the deplorable track record of heterosexual marriage and f.....
» 9/05/2013 12:00:10 AM worldwatcher, If you have broadband internet through your landline phone-line, have you t.....
» 7/05/2013 6:57:32 PM I hate those spelling-checkers that change what you've typed - as if mind-reading or assum.....
» 4/05/2013 3:12:02 PM Reality check. Thinking about the future, how many would imagine that a worldwide conflict.....
» 1/05/2013 3:12:58 AM Increasing our refugee and immigration intake is inducing ever increasing numbers to board.....
» 1/05/2013 1:33:07 AM Luciferase, >Yup. Is there a problem?< Yup - but only for a lot of normal people o.....
» 30/04/2013 6:33:35 PM Well, Pericles, with statistics like that we certainly don't need any 'outsiders' adding t.....
» 30/04/2013 3:16:24 PM Future Vision: Certain men are selected to be sperm donors, certain women to be ovum donor.....
» 30/04/2013 2:14:35 PM Banjo has really hit on something here; marriage is scary, for men as well as women - thou.....
» 27/04/2013 2:50:38 PM A splendid article, endeavouring to move the debate to a more realistic and honest level -.....
» 24/04/2013 1:13:59 PM The 'Cosmos', a Creed for the 21st Century? Ever looking outward, ever searching for answe.....
» 22/04/2013 3:42:17 PM On divisive social issues like this we have to ask ourselves is it good for our society, i.....
» 22/04/2013 2:49:41 AM We have visited this issue many times, but this is by far the poorest discussion so far. P.....
» 16/04/2013 11:38:15 PM SM, And then make a push to get more of the youngsters to sign up; And then make a push t.....
» 16/04/2013 3:28:57 AM JKJ, Do I need to point out that a system "..by which everyone tries to live at ever.....
» 16/04/2013 3:04:38 AM Yuyutsu, The following is somewhat imponderable: > I am not excluding the possibility.....
» 15/04/2013 9:23:31 AM JKJ, >all the knowledge, morality and resources - society already has.< And how di.....
» 14/04/2013 4:42:49 PM Here the author is seeking some modest achievable reforms, at least as a start point to se.....
» 14/04/2013 2:51:20 PM Hasbeen, An alternative then would be to allow special licences to those under 18 really .....
» 14/04/2013 2:33:42 PM Csteele, What, gay marriage so that ever more gay couples may make their lives more excit.....
» 14/04/2013 1:45:33 PM I think this is back-to-front: The voting age should be increased to 21 (when youth could .....
» 14/04/2013 1:10:07 PM Good article. In response to an early inane comment: It is government responsibility to p.....
» 14/04/2013 1:38:51 AM Klaas, >Are we on right track with a carbon price or not? The evidence of climate chan.....
» 14/04/2013 12:46:54 AM A lot to absorb, Klaas, Who could successfully introduce some of the major changes propos.....
» 11/04/2013 5:45:19 PM Cont'd> We cannot roll back to clock, nor can the Church be 'reformed' overnight, but i.....
» 11/04/2013 5:45:16 PM David f, The following is perplexing: > he (Pope Francis) had a history of reaching o.....
» 11/04/2013 3:35:35 PM Hasbeen, If the Northern Hemisphere is moving towards an ice-age, then I imagine the recy.....
» 9/04/2013 5:48:11 PM Dear Pericles, Why the NBN of course, and tramways, high-speed rail, expressways (joint v.....
» 9/04/2013 4:39:12 PM Cont'd> David f, Your hatred of the Catholic Church has been made clear in many posts,.....
» 9/04/2013 4:39:01 PM David f, You say you are a moral person, yet you condemn Pope Francis without a proper he.....
» 8/04/2013 1:37:51 PM Whatsit2ya, Now there's a thought, and why not? Stranger things have happened in the nake.....
» 7/04/2013 5:48:27 PM A lot of good thoughts there, JF Aus, and I agree with you 100% - if it can be done it sho.....
» 7/04/2013 4:58:18 PM Want to point the finger? The Howard government wanted to pull back pension arrangements a.....
» 7/04/2013 4:16:41 PM Cont'd> Super is complex. There are provisions to tax drawings from super (as pension o.....
» 7/04/2013 4:16:26 PM Does anyone really believe that Labor did not have a much more far-reaching plan for chang.....
» 7/04/2013 2:49:49 PM Cont'd> It is no longer mandatory to profess allegiance to King (or Queen), let alone t.....
» 7/04/2013 2:49:44 PM Without having read 'The Marriage Act' and any associated Regulations, it must nonetheless.....
» 6/04/2013 6:39:40 PM Dear Lexi, Thanks for those quotes; puts things in perspective - as things change so much.....
» 6/04/2013 4:00:02 PM Thank you Poirot, I get that qanda has more than a few 'clues', and it's good of him to sh.....
» 6/04/2013 1:31:15 PM qanda, You made a couple of informed and informative posts earlier in this thread, and th.....
» 5/04/2013 8:37:45 PM The thread is read While thought's not dead And monolith rambles onward, But come Septembe.....
» 5/04/2013 4:06:51 PM Cont'd> Many have said the solution to our 'boats' problem and the overall world refuge.....
» 5/04/2013 4:06:38 PM A worthwhile article on a serious issue. How far should our 'benevolence' go? I don't know.....
» 4/04/2013 9:10:43 PM Cont'd> >manipulating the price of money to benefit political favourites at the expe.....
» 4/04/2013 9:10:29 PM JKJ, > the legitimate function of government is to enforce the law against fraud, and .....
» 1/04/2013 2:24:06 PM JKJ, We seem to be at cross-purposes. Do you really think we are talking about economics .....
» 31/03/2013 9:44:40 PM JKJ, >that's not what's causing the economic ructions and shenanigans in Cyprus - gove.....
» 31/03/2013 2:50:57 PM Thanks Bazz, for a very interesting post. It looks like the middle east dominoes are getti.....
» 29/03/2013 2:26:29 PM This 'bail-in' idea seems all back-to-front. Of course it all stems from the experience in.....
» 27/03/2013 5:19:08 PM JKJ, you have reached a new low: >Also, if a bank robber spends his loot on, say, buil.....
» 27/03/2013 4:05:01 PM I think the stimulus question is now reasonably passe, for Oz at least, and our focus shou.....
» 26/03/2013 1:45:46 AM JKJ, Virgins used to be plentiful and cheap, so, where's the downside? Priests happy, peo.....
» 25/03/2013 6:19:26 PM Thank you Brendan O'Reilly for an honest and very well and sensitively presented article. .....
» 24/03/2013 3:24:17 PM The burning question of our time appears to me to be how to avoid the world being divided .....
» 24/03/2013 1:21:05 PM JKJ, >by what rational principle do you distinguish stimulus spendings that are destru.....
» 23/03/2013 6:13:47 PM JKJ, No, my name isn't Saltpetre, but my first name is Peter, and my surname, in part, co.....
» 22/03/2013 9:09:36 PM Thanks for that, Alan in France (aka Austin), and cheers to you too. We live in interestin.....
» 22/03/2013 6:14:17 PM I have to agree with Luciferase, Banjo, Jay and mhaze, there is a lot of ill-conceived rat.....
» 22/03/2013 5:43:25 PM Much criticism of the U.S., and much of it rightly, but what could have been our current w.....
» 22/03/2013 3:00:23 PM Amazing how much JKJ sounds like the old Peter Hume? Not a past life perhaps? Equally comb.....
» 21/03/2013 11:57:51 PM Alan Austin, >Now, after five years of Labor and the worst economic downturn since the.....
» 19/03/2013 5:28:23 PM Paul Ehrlich may be just a headline grabber, a clever charlatan, or a deluded but charisma.....
» 18/03/2013 2:23:31 PM Dan F, Surely a multi-pronged approach would be required to address alcohol abuse in its .....
» 18/03/2013 12:28:33 PM David G, >People who hide their evil under clerical robes are the the most evil of all.....
» 17/03/2013 10:35:56 PM An inspiring article, well done. For many it is sufficient to lead a 'good life', to try .....
» 17/03/2013 8:02:34 PM Whatsit2ya, Comparing the U.S. Republicans with the Aus Liberals is like comparing Saddam.....
» 16/03/2013 1:43:46 PM If there is a paradox between Quantum Mechanics and the General Theory of Relativity, why .....
» 14/03/2013 12:48:40 AM Alcohol abuse should be treated as a serious sociological and psychological problem, and a.....
» 13/03/2013 11:50:18 PM Hasbeen, A plant in the wrong place, where it reduces or interferes with natural or organ.....
» 12/03/2013 6:36:42 PM I was not trying to be a 'spoiler' with my last post, but posing what I see to be genuine .....
» 12/03/2013 5:37:52 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I take your point. We don't have a choice about many things - who our paren.....
» 11/03/2013 10:06:09 PM Lexi, Great to have you back on board, you have been missed, and keep on keeping on. All .....
» 11/03/2013 4:52:05 PM I wonder if we are focusing on the right thing? It seems reasonable that the end of the la.....
» 10/03/2013 11:44:55 PM Hasbeen, I live in the great outdoors, and in my experience all that empty space you refe.....
» 10/03/2013 10:54:03 PM Yuyutsu, I guess on the Aid/Charity side, it's just being good-neighbourly, but as a nati.....
» 10/03/2013 2:03:33 PM Well, Yuyutsu, Aus seems to spread its aid $'s far and wide - I got to item# 200 just back.....
» 10/03/2013 12:06:45 PM JBowyer, You may be ten foot tall and bullet proof, but face it, you and I won't be aroun.....
» 10/03/2013 10:39:52 AM (Cont'd>) Case study: A worker was stealing from his employer, and was dismissed. The w.....
» 10/03/2013 10:39:44 AM Katie, I am perplexed by your harsh assessment of Lib/Nat motivations and principles. In .....
» 10/03/2013 8:29:00 AM Yuyutsu, So, you read the stats on domestic violence against women in PNG and those other.....
» 9/03/2013 8:17:45 PM Well, Poirot, thanks for those links, and from the outline of Tony Abbott's 2010 direct ac.....
» 9/03/2013 4:35:14 PM And Katie, getting deleted also gets you an automatic suspension from the forum for 7 days.....
» 9/03/2013 3:43:16 PM (Cont'd>) Alternative efficient energy strategies are a development opportunity, but on.....
» 9/03/2013 3:43:11 PM As for the Carbon Tax: The ringaroundrosie of pinch peter to pay paul is really a joke, a .....
» 9/03/2013 2:07:43 PM I'm so late getting on this thread no-one will be interested, but a few observed misconcep.....
» 9/03/2013 11:01:02 AM (Cont'd>) We need a global compact - let the big nations, the true world leaders, tend .....
» 9/03/2013 11:00:57 AM Ms Gambaro, >Australia's foreign aid budget for 2012/13 is $5.2 billion. Of that, $1.1.....
» 8/03/2013 5:41:59 PM My, my, Shadow and Hasbeen, Carr corrupt? When did NSW have a more stable state government.....
» 8/03/2013 2:00:41 PM ".....such a poor choice of candidates...on BOTH sides..." This is our unfortun.....
» 8/03/2013 12:47:22 AM This is a nifty thread - such a variety of ideas and compelling argument. Lexi has made so.....
» 3/03/2013 12:41:11 AM Jardine, Good luck with your 'non-violence and consent' philosophy of 'social relations',.....
» 1/03/2013 9:03:40 PM Well, J K. J, you have fairly thrown down the gauntlet, but pray tell us just how far your.....
» 26/02/2013 3:40:25 PM Jardine, I know it's a pointless exercise, but your call to all the 'oppressed' to decry '.....
» 26/02/2013 2:13:28 AM Onthebeach and Kipp, I provided that link for access to comprehensive factual information.....
» 25/02/2013 3:39:36 PM Thanks for the link RObert. A worthy extract from the Straus paper: "Asymmetry in Ef.....
» 24/02/2013 9:40:45 PM onthebeach, I think you should take a look at the following for some more accurate inform.....
» 23/02/2013 7:01:30 PM It seems obvious this issue is not going to go away, so I think it worthwhile, in fact ess.....
» 23/02/2013 4:23:53 PM Dear Belly, Got your point, no problem, I have a lot of time for the trade union movement.....
» 23/02/2013 4:01:49 AM RawMustard, I'm sure you have us all intrigued trying to work out what invention of yours.....
» 22/02/2013 4:12:14 AM Alan Austin makes some good points, but, in my view, Cohenite makes some better ones. Aver.....
» 22/02/2013 3:18:02 AM As already mentioned, R&D is a most effective avenue for innovation leading to new employm.....
» 22/02/2013 2:06:25 AM Ya know, I believe the author was trying to be practical and realistic, and the reality is.....
» 21/02/2013 4:49:33 AM Well, Poirot, what an exceedingly interesting thread that was. Thank you for drawing my at.....
» 19/02/2013 6:12:31 AM You are very welcome, Poirot, I do very much enjoy your posts. I also very much appreciate.....
» 19/02/2013 5:03:21 AM Thank you 'onthebeach' for the link leading to the Erin Pizzey interview (and to JoM for t.....
» 18/02/2013 3:18:10 AM "The good old days were never that good… The good new days are today, and better days.....
» 16/02/2013 3:10:00 PM Ripping article! Have to agree with many of the comments here - higher education for its o.....
» 16/02/2013 12:51:03 PM (Cont'd): God may not be great, may not even exist - except as a construction of Man to h.....
» 16/02/2013 12:50:56 PM Fair enough, this article is rather ill-conceived (and rather poorly executed), and the au.....
» 16/02/2013 6:53:11 AM (Cont'd.) I really think the young gentlemen of today are just more clothes- and fashion-.....
» 16/02/2013 6:53:02 AM Ybgirp, (What an unusual nomme de plume - guess it spells out something? Any hints?) >.....
» 16/02/2013 4:35:32 AM (Cont'd.) Sadly, there is a 'culture' in some male quarters which disrespects women, ofte.....
» 16/02/2013 4:35:20 AM I watched the 'Man Prayer' video - and so should anyone who's going to comment on this thr.....
» 15/02/2013 12:35:03 AM What a strange article? Catastrophe? Revolution? I detect nothing of this in any of our c.....
» 13/02/2013 6:47:45 PM I don't see the next Pope being the last (short of an untimely 'meteoric/asteroidal' world.....
» 12/02/2013 11:40:32 PM Pericles and Jardine, I was fully expecting 'bollocks' in response, but instead you have .....
» 12/02/2013 9:49:13 PM Rache, sorry, I can't let this go unchallenged: > history will not be so kind to the P.....
» 12/02/2013 8:08:15 PM Thanks Max, and keep up the good work. You make good sense, and your suggested change of a.....
» 12/02/2013 5:37:20 AM Babette, It appears to me that you deserved an apology from the fiery redhead for her uns.....
» 12/02/2013 4:26:23 AM Max, You give me much to ponder, but I assure you I have many more questions than I have .....
» 12/02/2013 3:04:30 AM Excellent article. The purpose of superannuation, and other savings, is ultimately to pro.....
» 12/02/2013 1:24:19 AM OK, Jardine and Pericles, (and I don't mind the odd 'pearl', as long as I don't have to we.....
» 11/02/2013 4:43:26 AM Max, Sorry, I didn't address the closing of your last post properly - I have no clear ans.....
» 11/02/2013 1:36:35 AM Max, The Iraq War is a done deal. UK had its inquiry; and much U.S. raking of coals. I se.....
» 10/02/2013 11:48:23 PM Suse, Howard, 11 years, GST and taxation reform, broke the Waterside Workers strike (and .....
» 10/02/2013 5:03:32 PM Max, I still think Bishop was just 'playing politics' - taking opportunity to highlight a.....
» 10/02/2013 12:53:16 AM The following statement in the article appears to me to be counter-intuitive: >>As .....
» 9/02/2013 4:47:36 PM Max makes much of following one's 'conscience' in matters of 'principle' - quoting a 1774 .....
» 9/02/2013 1:10:17 AM Well, Neil and Thomas, It is totally understandable why it would be beneficial to Asian s.....
» 8/02/2013 6:49:24 PM The only thing I can find wrong with this poll is that it placed Rudd up there with Hawke .....
» 8/02/2013 5:36:55 PM The 'Starman' of the semi-dramatic Hollywood movie of that title, (in the part played by J.....
» 7/02/2013 3:04:50 AM My apologies Julian. Seriously, not the slightest offense intended. I was merely following.....
» 6/02/2013 6:17:02 PM Dear Caryn, I respect and appreciate your conviction. Unfortunately Life is not so simple.....
» 6/02/2013 5:35:44 PM Wow, imajulianutter and Jon J, where's the L.O.V.E.? It's alright, I empathise with your .....
» 5/02/2013 1:35:11 PM Well, it's amazing just how deeply some academics can become involved with their 'subjects.....
» 5/02/2013 4:53:06 AM There is an inviolable principle of our secular democratic social system, which is due sep.....
» 4/02/2013 4:24:01 PM (Cont'd): I have reasonable confidence in our economy at the moment, but I look forward t.....
» 4/02/2013 4:23:52 PM A very interesting and illuminating article, the implications of which may reveal themselv.....
» 1/02/2013 5:43:24 PM Chris, thank you for your very courteous response. I don't think I really deserved such ge.....
» 31/01/2013 5:46:10 PM Though certainly well-intentioned and worthwhile, this article strikes me as a bit of a 'd.....
» 30/01/2013 6:45:49 PM My reasoning, Pericles, is along the following lines: These major religions have a lot in.....
» 30/01/2013 4:43:35 AM I particularly like the first two comments on this thread - by Foyle and Alfred - and tend.....
» 30/01/2013 12:44:16 AM Jay, there has always been a counter-culture, and I expect there always will be, but the t.....
» 29/01/2013 6:16:52 PM I can't help noticing that the author has made no attempt to provide any form of cost-bene.....
» 29/01/2013 4:44:48 AM With respect, I find myself having to defend Christianity, as it is generally practised in.....
» 29/01/2013 1:05:15 AM Good one, Tony, the good old DHMO (Di-hydrogen Monoxide), potential carrier, purveyor and .....
» 26/01/2013 3:24:30 AM There is an Aussie culture, a real Aussie culture, but it's not in your face, it's not lau.....
» 25/01/2013 4:37:06 PM (Cont'd): As usual, some have sought to go too far: to make a big deal out of their 'speci.....
» 25/01/2013 4:36:55 PM God was a good idea, and maybe still is: someone to thank when things go well, the crops h.....
» 25/01/2013 2:39:41 PM Breakthrough! There is No Global Warming - no, just unpredictable extremes of hot and cold.....
» 24/01/2013 6:09:15 PM Our mining industry might be 'the best thing since sliced bread' - and we may or may not b.....
» 24/01/2013 3:43:35 PM Bruce Haigh, with respect, you contend that the '64 Conscription introduction was an 'ille.....
» 24/01/2013 1:30:52 AM (Cont'd): In hindsight, and in due course of time, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan engagemen.....
» 24/01/2013 1:30:43 AM I'm afraid I have to disagree with the condemnation of our National Service Scheme '64 to .....
» 22/01/2013 6:32:24 PM Rattler, I didn't think the pay was all that bad - but then, maybe the rate didn't keep up.....
» 21/01/2013 3:48:05 AM Hazaras do appear as a people apart, with no safe haven no matter where they turn. It also.....
» 20/01/2013 3:13:59 AM Diver, I hate to disillusion you, but mine is not an atheistic mantra, but rather a mantra.....
» 19/01/2013 5:11:12 PM Is it fear, uncertainty and distrust, intense competition for scarce resources, or sheer i.....
» 19/01/2013 2:12:42 AM What an amazing (and near incredible) response this thread has demonstrated to what is dem.....
» 9/01/2013 3:47:35 AM Is it the vigor of youth which enables clear and uncompromising attribution of fault in co.....
» 4/01/2013 1:03:58 AM Wonderful, Pericles, but surely we are not meant to burden ourselves with such profound qu.....
» 2/01/2013 2:23:31 AM A fairly worthy article, and certainly with good intent. However, from some of the comment.....
» 20/12/2012 3:38:06 AM Very cogent, "onthebeach". I fear many of the ills pervading our society, and th.....
» 6/12/2012 4:49:35 AM The premise of this article appears to be singularly misguided - given that burning 'savan.....
» 6/12/2012 3:25:25 AM An interesting and very entertaining article; and with more than a grain of truth. Affirma.....
» 6/12/2012 1:13:33 AM A very good article by Kellie Tranter, clearly illuminating the hypocrisy of both Aus and .....
» 24/11/2012 1:13:50 PM How many in this world are dying (literally) for the merest chance to live with some digni.....
» 22/11/2012 2:05:55 PM From Wikipedia re Club of Rome: "In 1993, the Club published The First Global Revolut.....
» 25/10/2012 1:59:29 PM PS, John, you sound like someone who could have a career in writing, journalism or IT? An.....
» 25/10/2012 1:59:18 PM Well John, I don't think you're a failure - but fairly obviously the 'system' has failed y.....
» 22/10/2012 6:34:57 PM The author may not have put the case very well, but can we extend our vision to a future w.....
» 22/10/2012 4:36:44 PM A few ideas from an 'old fogy': Marriage has some association with religion - across a br.....
» 19/10/2012 12:11:54 PM David, You have a fine set of blinkers. Atheism is vastly in the minority - miniscule in .....
» 18/10/2012 2:33:33 PM David, Statistics about 'religiosity' don't address the reality that for billions of peop.....
» 16/10/2012 12:49:23 PM David, >"Atheists do not follow any individual’s thoughts as a firm rule or guide.....
» 15/10/2012 10:37:52 PM Peaceful, Thank you, that's a good start to the search for and the sharing of wisdom - su.....
» 15/10/2012 4:20:17 PM Peaceful makes some good points, worthy of more reasonable consideration in the interest o.....
» 11/10/2012 12:18:31 PM Sasha, I got your point about the damage hate speech, stereotyping, media beat-ups and et.....
» 11/10/2012 3:54:15 AM Junaid, >"Lets extend the debate from overseas preachers of hate affecting Muslim.....
» 11/10/2012 2:08:42 AM A strange, interesting, article. >".. in facing the Islamic fundamentalist terror.....
» 3/10/2012 3:24:33 PM I feel there is something worthwhile here, but it is masked, if not lost altogether, by th.....
» 27/09/2012 4:18:44 PM This author, like the authors of other articles on this same issue, restricts her observat.....
» 27/09/2012 2:21:04 PM Individual, There is one major stumbling block to humanity moving forwards to become a ty.....
» 27/09/2012 4:15:32 AM Individual, Can't let you get away with this one: >>"Just give him to a mob of.....
» 25/09/2012 12:46:36 AM Cubbie Station may only be a tenuous cotton producing enterprise to some, but may also be .....
» 24/09/2012 11:53:57 PM The author gives us much food for thought regarding the Bigger Picture, nationally and glo.....
» 24/09/2012 10:43:42 PM Why is it so many fail to look beyond the tip of their nose when contemplating future pros.....
» 23/09/2012 2:49:12 PM Well Rhrosty, it's almost as though we're talking about two different religions/belief-sys.....
» 22/09/2012 6:22:43 AM Given Chloe's position, it is understandable that she would be reluctant to say anything n.....
» 19/09/2012 3:56:05 PM I offer an alternative, a new Marital Act, similar to but separate from the Marriage Act. .....
» 13/09/2012 2:04:00 AM I'm with Geoff - rewards should be earned. Cheryl, What have you got against the over-55'.....
» 9/09/2012 2:35:50 AM There is one reality - the Fair Work Act and Fair Work Australia are nothing short of a jo.....
» 9/09/2012 1:49:32 AM I fear there is something wrong with the psychology of this whole gay marriage debate. One.....
» 28/08/2012 5:24:45 PM Perhaps the real and burning question is 'Can Mankind be trusted'? It would appear not. De.....
» 28/08/2012 4:31:17 PM Atman, The proliferation of deep-sea oil rigs, tar sands mining, the explosion of the int.....
» 28/08/2012 3:10:23 PM >"Of what are the Australian, U.K and Swedish governments so afraid?"< Wh.....
» 26/08/2012 3:34:14 PM JulianC - Good article, thank you. I am surprised by some of the comments on this thread .....
» 22/08/2012 2:15:14 AM The trouble is, it's just so tiring sitting on the fence, looking this way and that for th.....
» 22/08/2012 1:12:57 AM Yabby, Just a small point. Since in agriculture the trace elements are not actually 'lost.....
» 20/08/2012 4:08:14 PM Is it possible or helpful to gain some perspective, to weigh the pro's and con's and ponde.....
» 17/08/2012 2:30:22 PM Rhrosty, Slight problem: one Cubic Metre of methane having equivalent calorific value to .....
» 16/08/2012 4:28:05 PM Thank you, Chek, for your very nice analogy. I take your point. Some problems are invasive.....
» 16/08/2012 5:22:23 AM We are certainly living in extraordinary times. A Golden Age of technological advancement,.....
» 16/08/2012 2:57:22 AM Chek, You seem to have a terrible opinion of the Catholic Church: From your post of 9.26.....
» 13/08/2012 2:10:45 PM Graham Y, Thank you for your clarificationary post of 11.02pm on Sunday 12th - very well .....
» 12/08/2012 2:07:47 PM Graham Y, Or, perhaps your contribution has just been structured in such a way as to allo.....
» 12/08/2012 1:43:45 PM Well, Graham Y, I am shocked and amazed. If this last post of yours is indicative of the c.....
» 11/08/2012 10:24:54 PM An interesting article, addressing a highly vexatious conundrum. In my view, the UN (incl.....
» 11/08/2012 2:06:08 PM Daffy, I'm too busy living to overly concern myself with dying; but I do concern myself w.....
» 10/08/2012 11:35:30 PM I, like Graham Y, am astonished at the failure of most posters to address the essence of G.....
» 10/08/2012 2:38:17 AM A most interesting and erudite article - much food for thought. Is our Federalist system .....
» 9/08/2012 1:58:21 AM The Truth, I'd have to agree with Lexi. You (Truth) sound more and more like a dyed in th.....
» 6/08/2012 1:26:42 PM Rhrosty, I can't understand why some are so dead against solar thermal being a viable par.....
» 5/08/2012 7:01:34 PM No, Jay, I don't think the Jews are a problem (or THE Problem), or the Muslims, Christians.....
» 5/08/2012 1:08:55 PM KAEP, My, we are in good form, but have no fear, the 'mage' can quell the 'rage'. (With o.....
» 5/08/2012 12:41:05 PM Curmudgeon (Mark), Certainly there are limits - it's a closed system, and the system is a.....
» 5/08/2012 11:02:37 AM Jay, Please feel free to re-write past and future history as you see fit. Your imaginatio.....
» 4/08/2012 7:42:33 PM Well, this thread has become pretty awful, and quite off-track. I have a feeling many of .....
» 3/08/2012 2:10:25 PM Curmudgeon (Mark), >"None of this is to say that the climate forecasts are actual.....
» 1/08/2012 4:00:47 PM Marriage used to be a pretty big deal, and still is for some - for bride and groom and the.....
» 31/07/2012 2:03:48 PM Curmudgeon, Killarney has offered a valuable and valid observation (though I'm not keen o.....
» 30/07/2012 8:43:08 PM Kipp, You say >"Love ... never harmed anyone"<, but even that's not true .....
» 30/07/2012 4:23:07 PM A thoughtful and constructive article, BUT, though I can agree with much of its content, I.....
» 27/07/2012 2:04:45 PM Peter Lang, The error in your nuclear vs airline regulatory comparison is that the airlin.....
» 23/07/2012 1:35:54 PM Cohenite, Why always such a downer; did you not get enough of the tit as a baby, or may i.....
» 19/07/2012 2:41:51 PM So, Killarney, do you think the 'cheats' should be able to get away with it - just to save.....
» 18/07/2012 3:33:47 PM The author takes some pains to identify the potentially mutually beneficial relationship b.....
» 18/07/2012 2:19:41 PM A fundamentally sound article, presenting a reasonable question: Under what conditions sho.....
» 10/07/2012 11:20:20 AM Jon J, >non-negligible risk of death or serious injury during the procedure. Babies ar.....
» 10/07/2012 3:54:08 AM Unfortunately this debate is very much like the vaccinate/don't-vaccinate debate whereby s.....
» 8/07/2012 7:50:27 PM David, >You might be surprised to learn that many religious folk agree with the AFA’s .....
» 7/07/2012 10:55:36 PM Whatever you reckon, David. You'll have the last word in any event, and you're not the lea.....
» 1/07/2012 3:08:05 PM Since 'we' have such a problem working out what it is to be 'Australian', it is no wonder .....
» 29/06/2012 7:32:18 PM I agree with the comment by o sung wu - if new Aussies don't engage with longer-term Aussi.....
» 28/06/2012 8:28:58 PM JudyMacD, I like your idea, but can't readily think of a country which might be intereste.....
» 28/06/2012 12:03:42 AM The "Malaysia Solution". We send a lucky 800 back to Malaysia (instead of Indone.....
» 27/06/2012 5:03:14 PM I agree wholeheartedly with Rhian. Professor Kessler's grossly idealistic espoused 'Utopia.....
» 25/06/2012 3:55:55 PM With all the best of intentions, charities and NGOs by themselves can never solve this pro.....
» 25/06/2012 2:47:20 PM A sad and moving illumination of a context so far removed from our contented daily lives. .....
» 24/06/2012 11:16:56 PM Over the centuries, China has produced many pioneers, and I would venture that one will fi.....
» 24/06/2012 9:28:27 PM David, You are getting way too abusive. It is not a good look, and is totally detrimental.....
» 24/06/2012 9:16:12 PM Cohenite, A few problems with your theory: . There is not the means available to lift al.....
» 24/06/2012 6:47:08 PM This has been an interesting ride (though getting way too personal at times), and in the e.....
» 23/06/2012 1:18:28 AM From my limited experience I have gained the impression that there is a severe shortage of.....
» 23/06/2012 12:33:55 AM Paul1405, Brown doesn't speak for me, and I have been a shooter for over 50 years (mostly.....
» 22/06/2012 1:14:38 AM Anthony, I'm not a psychiatrist or health worker, so I am not in a position to give a def.....
» 21/06/2012 4:26:02 PM An interesting and informative article, which unfortunately the author, Stephen, appears t.....
» 21/06/2012 2:57:38 PM Geoff, Take control of failed banks, ok, but indict the management, seize/quarantine thei.....
» 20/06/2012 10:43:37 PM David, *>it makes me think that I do so fervently wish there was a god though. I have .....
» 20/06/2012 10:22:07 PM Anthony, My passing experience was a direct five year relationship with two young teenage.....
» 20/06/2012 1:07:21 PM JKJ, So, you don't have any solution(s) (and you even appear to deny that there is a prob.....
» 19/06/2012 9:19:20 PM Hi Anthony, You posted: >For many people, they assume that a mental illness is a chemi.....
» 18/06/2012 12:29:57 PM Well said, Sandwich - though apparently falling on deaf or otherwise occupied ears on this.....
» 18/06/2012 1:34:03 AM We appear to have entered the Twilight Zone on this thread, with one amongst us who appear.....
» 17/06/2012 2:51:18 PM >The green movement, by shutting down production all over the world on the basis that t.....
» 16/06/2012 8:19:20 PM "Mao Zedong (or Mao Tse-tung), and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao" did a l.....
» 16/06/2012 1:02:45 AM Everything ain't equal. My heart really bleeds for poor old China with its 8-10% GDP growt.....
» 15/06/2012 4:39:05 PM Any shooting in National Parks would have to be strictly controlled, as is currently the c.....
» 15/06/2012 3:22:38 PM Atman, >>..people are generally healthier and better fed then there were when had 1.....
» 14/06/2012 7:54:58 PM Goodonya Noel "jimbonic" Wauchope, you have stirred up a solid and informative d.....
» 14/06/2012 6:46:33 PM Reads like a perfectly sound and sensible article to me, with profoundly sensible and bala.....
» 14/06/2012 5:18:42 PM Spot On Houellie, Rhrosty, Stg, Banjo, Divine and Tony. This article is a total beat-up, a.....
» 13/06/2012 2:26:33 PM Pericles, WmTrevor, George, All good ideas, but how? Such is the human condition, it appe.....
» 13/06/2012 1:33:41 AM Pericles, Perhaps you are right - more's the pity, in what is supposed to be a modern, ci.....
» 11/06/2012 4:37:13 PM Though respecting the views of many of the rational independent thinkers on this forum, I .....
» 11/06/2012 2:51:48 PM A most interesting and worthwhile article, and I congratulate you, Keith "Restless&qu.....
» 9/06/2012 12:10:36 PM >>..work at a civilised pace<<, malthusista?? - Do you mean the guys playing c.....
» 8/06/2012 8:22:21 PM Geranium, From my understanding, hunter-gatherer societies still had social rules, passed.....
» 7/06/2012 2:01:18 PM Rhrosty, The GST, far from a bad idea, has reigned-in the 'black money' economy (cash-tra.....
» 5/06/2012 2:26:49 AM Cont'd: The times they ARE a-changing - not fast enough for some, and a bit too fast for .....
» 5/06/2012 2:26:38 AM Killarney, Unfortunately, some of what you say is all too true I fear, but I really don't.....
» 3/06/2012 4:58:46 PM Thus do we appear to sit on the horns of a dilemna - one view aspiring to solid relationsh.....
» 3/06/2012 2:52:29 PM Cheryl, I reject the idea that it is inevitable or essential that Aus grow to over 30 mil.....
» 1/06/2012 4:12:24 PM Cheryl, Since you are so consistently pro-population growth, I am led to suspect that you.....
» 1/06/2012 2:29:05 PM Men also speak out against crime and violence against women, but perhaps not loudly enough.....
» 31/05/2012 3:08:32 PM Macciza, The Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy - of June 2011 - more or less.....
» 28/05/2012 10:23:03 PM I think this article has some merit. Pushing for higher wages, salaries and conditions ma.....
» 26/05/2012 1:46:51 AM Halduell and Rhys, to make these 'recreational drugs' safely available to the public, it w.....
» 24/05/2012 4:18:36 PM Cannabis may be a relatively 'soft' drug, but cocaine, ecstasy and non-needle drugs (meth?.....
» 24/05/2012 1:33:06 AM I am treating this article, and most of the resultant comments, as a joke. (Funny, if it w.....
» 24/05/2012 1:25:28 AM Please excuse my above comment - it was meant for another thread, on 'Greens' Discriminati.....
» 24/05/2012 1:19:26 AM I am treating this article, and most of the resultant comments, as a joke. (Funny, if it w.....
» 23/05/2012 2:30:05 AM Rhian, >>I don’t care whether Australia’s population in 2099 is 25, 30, 40, 50 or 6.....
» 22/05/2012 2:27:25 PM Maybe Ludwig is right, and this whole article is a classic mis-direct? I can't see how t.....
» 19/05/2012 10:50:51 PM Grim - exactly! But, Poirot is also right - David is a messenger, filled with enthusiasm,.....
» 18/05/2012 9:51:26 PM Did God create gays? Or, the Devil? Or, simply the natural process of evolution? (You don'.....
» 18/05/2012 2:50:19 PM sharan, A belief in God and an acceptance of the rationality of evolution are not mutuall.....
» 18/05/2012 2:05:00 AM To be fair to the gay community, I can appreciate that many or possibly most would ache fo.....
» 15/05/2012 2:54:07 PM minotaur, You say the taking of illicit drugs is a health issue, and I assume you mean fo.....
» 14/05/2012 4:12:14 PM However, as we are all meant to be equal under the law, it is not clear that Mr Thomson's .....
» 14/05/2012 2:15:20 PM Please excuse my ignorance of the law, but I would have thought Craig Thomson's alleged cr.....
» 12/05/2012 2:37:01 PM I wonder what moderate Muslims would think about this issue? And, could our approach possi.....
» 10/05/2012 7:23:45 PM Is there an inference that three months 'going together' (in a faithful relationship - mea.....
» 10/05/2012 4:32:41 PM No, Pericles, I may be a cockeyed optimist, but I don't think I'm deluded: >>I beli.....
» 10/05/2012 3:14:12 PM I agree I'm addicted to tobacco (nicotine buzz), and am probably heading for emphysema and.....
» 9/05/2012 10:07:31 PM Well, I wish the very best of luck to those who believe that atheism can provide the answe.....
» 9/05/2012 9:12:46 PM This is a complex issue, and I certainly don't have any answers, but I do have some questi.....
» 7/05/2012 1:21:48 PM Pericles, What you and others are saying is that Islam could never come to a moderate con.....
» 6/05/2012 3:45:32 PM David f, George, Rusty and others, I cannot leave this thread without saying how sad I thi.....
» 5/05/2012 5:49:04 PM Enough of the name-calling already, it's tiresome and unproductive. Courtesy ladies and ge.....
» 5/05/2012 3:54:35 PM Well, it looks as though our resident super-brain Rhrosty may have come up with a possible.....
» 5/05/2012 2:37:35 AM Though this thread is getting a little weird, we will plug on. Pelican, >>why is so.....
» 4/05/2012 1:57:37 PM The older I get the more cynical I become about 'social reform', which increasingly identi.....
» 3/05/2012 2:20:31 AM Dear david f, Thank you for your extract from E.C. Carpenter in your recent response to J.....
» 2/05/2012 11:19:45 AM I think Grim has put it nicely, including: >>IF there was an historical Jesus, then.....
» 2/05/2012 2:41:19 AM Tony Lavis, >>But the take-home message from Luke 10:30-34 is still that Jesus was .....
» 30/04/2012 11:34:06 PM david f, I think there would be plenty of people who believe in 'a God' (not necessarily .....
» 30/04/2012 10:49:45 PM foleo, if somebody wants my space, they can buy it - from ME. Have you noticed what's been.....
» 30/04/2012 3:25:04 PM So, is 'foleo' a pseudonym/nom-de-plume for one Bryan Kavanagh? Seriously serious? You be.....
» 29/04/2012 10:23:18 PM Drink (drug and speeding) driving causing death is really a despicable crime, and deserves.....
» 29/04/2012 2:37:50 AM Good article, sadly misinterpreted by so many. A pity that we can't all look beyond our bi.....
» 29/04/2012 1:07:21 AM This whole idea is just too stupid for words. What, treat land, all land, as a national re.....
» 28/04/2012 1:51:00 PM Looking far off into the future, what are the prospects for Aus? i) A dessicated treeless.....
» 27/04/2012 12:47:31 AM kulu, "..detach ourselves from the very obviously not shining angel, the US." .....
» 26/04/2012 2:30:34 PM "Some traditional ceremonies, like the Anzac Day dawn service at the Australian War M.....
» 26/04/2012 12:21:30 PM Catriona, a fine article, but perhaps just a touch warped towards a negative view of the c.....
» 26/04/2012 5:00:02 AM The main purpose in life, as exhibited by human behaviour, generally, is competitiveness -.....
» 26/04/2012 1:24:49 AM I cannot believe some of the comments on this thread. Are all humans afflicted with select.....
» 21/04/2012 3:07:18 PM Poirot and WmTrevor, I must apologize for my response on 19 April regarding the speed of .....
» 19/04/2012 3:48:27 PM I have to wonder what David Morris wants Brand Australia to look like? And, what exactly h.....
» 19/04/2012 1:34:35 PM chrisdbarry, Re my statement: "The quest continues, and for the intuitive mind there.....
» 19/04/2012 1:33:09 PM Poirot, Re your quote from Brian Greene: "..From the well-worn statement that the sp.....
» 18/04/2012 9:02:02 PM WmTrevor, Thank you for your considerate and informative response. chrisdbarry, Perhaps.....
» 18/04/2012 5:50:17 PM chrisdbarry, you may add Careflight, Rural Fire Services and Surf Lifesaving, etc. We shou.....
» 17/04/2012 5:34:08 PM Pericles, "Why on earth do you feel it necessary to spruik yet another "movemen.....
» 11/04/2012 2:45:46 PM Self-delusional (and hence 'blind') belief or faith is fundamentalist fanaticism (or ignor.....
» 10/04/2012 4:34:20 PM I fear some posters here are just 'taking the piss' (hurrumph). I found the article both .....
» 10/04/2012 3:16:04 PM Dear Sells, In your enthusiasm to differentiate your particular view of Christianity from.....
» 9/04/2012 4:08:55 PM How can Sells suggest that a belief in God is not at issue, when it is surely at the found.....
» 4/04/2012 5:27:19 PM A very worthwhile, interesting and valuable article - well done. My principal concern is .....
» 4/04/2012 2:02:37 PM Hasbeen, You appear to have one very warped view of history. For one who supposedly favou.....
» 2/04/2012 2:36:24 PM Surely the simplest and most effective guarantee of responsible governance is to have an u.....
» 2/04/2012 1:44:52 PM Some would say a life well lived is one lived without regrets. But, we all will have regre.....
» 21/03/2012 4:21:37 PM Pericles, <Whether it was "worth it" is a question that can never be answere.....
» 20/03/2012 3:49:56 PM Oh for the 'wisdom of Solomon'. As great as the love of a man for a woman may be it is sl.....
» 16/03/2012 2:32:45 AM This is a tough one. It would be great if we had a perfect society, where a man loves and .....
» 12/03/2012 2:50:33 PM David, I'm sorry, but you appear to have shot yourself in the foot, with an apparent admi.....
» 11/03/2012 3:07:25 PM Highly commendable objectives and aspirations, both for the educational process and the de.....
» 11/03/2012 12:32:45 PM Alan Austin, "What veto of Bob Carr as foreign minister?" Maybe Julie Bishop a.....
» 11/03/2012 12:19:05 AM Runner, I agree the scientific methods for determining age - particularly of fossils and .....
» 10/03/2012 5:14:31 PM Runner, When Creationists agree, universally mind you, that the origins of the Earth, the.....
» 10/03/2012 3:47:31 PM The Blue Cross, "There is no link between Christianity and ethics, .." No lin.....
» 9/03/2012 12:54:30 PM The Blue Cross, What/who's ethics? Universal ethics, ethical behaviour, responsibility, a.....
» 9/03/2012 5:10:15 AM It would certainly appear appropriate for ethics classes to be a compulsory inclusion for .....
» 9/03/2012 3:06:06 AM I wonder if we aren't seeing some succession planning here, with Bob Carr's appointment - .....
» 6/03/2012 4:33:01 PM I hope State and Federal politicians and senior public servants involved with employment, .....
» 5/03/2012 1:36:59 AM Bruce calls for members of our security services to be of the greatest integrity - "T.....
» 4/03/2012 1:12:46 PM On so many bases Indian democracy is indeed a wonder of success, and its formula warrants .....
» 3/03/2012 2:29:16 PM Jon J, <So how do you manage to spread a belief when you can't convince anyone else th.....
» 2/03/2012 3:05:16 PM An interesting article, though raising more questions than answers, but its being drawn fr.....
» 29/02/2012 4:24:18 PM Ludwig, I agree. Mitigation protocols are of course supposed to restrict the incidence of.....
» 29/02/2012 3:08:00 AM Binoy needs to find something better to write about, and definitely something more within .....
» 29/02/2012 1:43:16 AM Good on you Ludwig, you have explained the situation very well. Aus is a unique environme.....
» 28/02/2012 2:51:48 AM Squeers is right - things will have to become far more dire before major change becomes un.....
» 26/02/2012 2:56:16 PM Squeers, Go figure? You put forward cogent argument that the status quo is all that is po.....
» 26/02/2012 4:05:50 AM I am becoming exceedingly perplexed and conflicted over the whole of the middle east situa.....
» 25/02/2012 1:17:24 PM Squeers, <Egalitarianism is not possible at the high end--that is without perpetual ec.....
» 24/02/2012 4:01:53 PM Farce in Aus politics - when is David Williamson going to write the play? 'Mr & Ms Macbeth.....
» 23/02/2012 8:24:17 PM individual, Likewise. Poirot and Squeers, If what you and Gatto contend is really true .....
» 23/02/2012 2:46:14 PM Syria is a very tough call, and we don't know what Russia and China (and maybe Iran) may b.....
» 23/02/2012 1:51:06 PM Poirot, Surely modern education is almost the total inverse of your quoted Gatto's 7 less.....
» 23/02/2012 3:10:30 AM Perhaps the first problem is those parents who continue to bring all those kids into the w.....
» 22/02/2012 2:28:17 PM So, what does the future hold for those great-grandchildren and future generations? That .....
» 18/02/2012 2:29:11 PM Mankind is such a dismal failure, I wish God would reveal Himself and tell us all to wake .....
» 18/02/2012 3:08:31 AM Arjay, Please take the blinkers off and look beyond the square - it serves no-one any goo.....
» 17/02/2012 1:17:31 PM Herbert Stencil, The problem with the US system is too much power in the hands of one per.....
» 16/02/2012 6:47:22 PM Pericles, So, do you think those protesters in Homs (or in Egypt, Bahrain, Burma, Sudan, .....
» 16/02/2012 4:21:47 PM Chris, Sorry, but your article commits all the sins you have levelled at Abjorensen - dem.....
» 16/02/2012 1:29:55 PM Pericles, When did a smack suddenly become a "beating"? We are getting a bit 'p.....
» 15/02/2012 2:54:24 PM We live in a paradoxical age, trumpeting human rights, religious freedoms and abhorrence o.....
» 14/02/2012 12:47:00 PM I see a need for heads of state, Federal and State, for such occasions as when there is a .....
» 12/02/2012 2:44:04 PM I agree with the author absolutely - universities are supposed to be the ultimate bastions.....
» 10/02/2012 1:19:54 PM Though I'm out of my league here, I feel like throwing in a few other possibilities: Perh.....
» 9/02/2012 11:58:01 PM Don't you just love it when new (or relatively new) immigrants to the Lucky Country go to .....
» 9/02/2012 3:15:37 PM Amanda, Offering an emotive quote from a high profile activist who has apparently spent t.....
» 6/02/2012 2:16:46 AM Thanks, Dan, There is so much more to this than many of us 'outsiders' can possibly reali.....
» 5/02/2012 2:14:43 PM Thanks AA, You put forward a very compelling case. Much food for thought - and for furthe.....
» 5/02/2012 3:03:27 AM AA, You paint a fairly rosy picture of the Aus economy (post GFC), and of Wayne Swann's c.....
» 4/02/2012 5:30:47 PM Dan Fitzpatrick, Thank you for your most important, informed and informative contribution.....
» 2/02/2012 10:46:12 PM This article is about flying the Aus flag, and with particular reference to Australia Day,.....
» 2/02/2012 9:28:42 PM LEGO, you make a very compelling argument, but I have to admit, after viewing the SBS docu.....
» 2/02/2012 7:56:27 PM Tony Abbott has the advantages of not being ruled by the 'faceless' men, of leading a Coal.....
» 2/02/2012 5:41:05 PM Individual, I can't quite figure you out. You say you live and work in remote communities.....
» 2/02/2012 2:36:26 PM Peta Cox, An interesting and well-intentioned article, but (at risk of 'trying to teach m.....
» 31/01/2012 1:44:04 PM Poirot, I've already gone out on a limb here, so I'll take a step out further and wait fo.....
» 31/01/2012 9:19:22 AM Diver, Sorry if I have my feet planted firmly on the ground - unlike your good self and s.....
» 30/01/2012 3:10:23 PM Australia Day, 26 January 1788, could be celebrated as a dawn of new beginnings, of new op.....
» 30/01/2012 12:51:07 PM Mirko has put together a very cogent article (though he should get someone to check his gr.....
» 29/01/2012 3:30:34 PM Diver, Good luck with that. Wow, I just saw another flying pig - and it was carrying an .....
» 26/01/2012 11:28:48 AM nutter, You state: "I'm comparing the European holocaust with Israel's very own 45 y.....
» 25/01/2012 2:13:45 PM The author makes a lot of sense, and though a word to the wise should be sufficient, it ap.....
» 24/01/2012 11:50:58 AM vanna, Just one comment regarding teacher's dedication. Though there may be some or many .....
» 23/01/2012 12:43:10 PM Dan, Thank you for your very thoughtful and informative response. I will follow up the le.....
» 23/01/2012 11:49:34 AM imajulianutter, To compare Israel's fight for survival with the Holocaust is not only tot.....
» 22/01/2012 7:29:32 PM Thank you Babette for a very moving and informative article......
» 22/01/2012 12:19:26 PM Atlarak, I had a bit of a look on your prompting, thanks, and what the Finns do looks ver.....
» 22/01/2012 11:09:06 AM Dan, I have a few questions aimed at better understanding your position, if you would be .....
» 21/01/2012 2:16:46 PM What sort of a beat-up is this? Sour Grapes? It seems to me that the best way to ensure a.....
» 20/01/2012 12:52:19 PM How can anyone believe that current world population is not a problem when you consider wh.....
» 17/01/2012 1:26:40 PM Pericles, You and I hold very different views of religion, though our views on its misuse.....
» 16/01/2012 2:05:02 AM Dan, Yes, apparently the two supercontinents were joined (510-180 Mya) as one mega-contin.....
» 15/01/2012 3:26:35 PM Pericles, You are right, I 'assume' God is sentient, thinking and compassionate, etc - in.....
» 15/01/2012 12:45:16 PM Dan, Much to review. A polystrate tree-trunk fossil could be explained by geological mov.....
» 14/01/2012 7:57:13 PM This article purports to be a review of Chris Hedges' book "Death of the Liberal Clas.....
» 14/01/2012 4:29:07 PM Dan, Australia's current population of 23 million, and total world population of 8 billio.....
» 12/01/2012 9:38:17 PM Roses1, Good response to the article (unlike so many others caught up on the Mayan calend.....
» 12/01/2012 2:06:24 PM Dan, ".. stories do come first. Facts are fit into stories." So many stories, .....
» 11/01/2012 4:52:35 PM JP, No disrespect intended, I wonder if you miss the point - that of the connectedness of.....
» 11/01/2012 4:30:58 PM sarnian, The idea is to stop the boats:- firstly to avert the possibility of deaths at se.....
» 11/01/2012 2:21:34 PM Marilyn Shepherd, So, the High Court determines the law of the land? And, we are so bound.....
» 11/01/2012 1:52:37 PM Maybe the only solution to the boats is to put all such arrivals immediately on a plane ba.....
» 11/01/2012 1:15:31 PM Very interesting! Invokes a complete re-think on species' relationship, and on the merits .....
» 11/01/2012 12:16:01 PM I think it's time our Federal government stepped in on the whole forestry issue, especiall.....
» 10/01/2012 6:30:38 PM Rhrosty, Thank you for proposing concrete methodology for implementing a balanced managea.....
» 6/01/2012 9:26:27 PM Dan, I am not disputing that human embryos and foetuses are human beings, Homo Sapiens, f.....
» 6/01/2012 7:49:09 PM Paul1405, I agree that there have been, and will undoubtedly continue to be diplomatic fa.....
» 6/01/2012 3:32:05 PM Dan, I notice you completely ignored my question regarding the emergence, or continuation.....
» 6/01/2012 1:53:20 PM Paul1405, There was a sort of Malaysia emergency circa 1962-66, but we knew it as the Ind.....
» 6/01/2012 12:56:20 AM Thanks RObert, we seem to be pretty much on the same page, so we might just put it to bed .....
» 5/01/2012 1:01:33 PM R0bert, I guess the choice is between working for a reasonable living and quality of life.....
» 5/01/2012 10:11:19 AM So, our Queen is a conservative, and recognises value when she sees it. What can I say? T.....
» 4/01/2012 12:54:18 PM I wonder if a Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies aims to illuminate and promulgate mean.....
» 4/01/2012 11:32:44 AM R0bert, To your first question: I think the answer is 'fairness'. That those with a great.....
» 3/01/2012 11:35:21 PM IMHO. Government's responsibility is to do what is in the best interests of the nation as .....
» 2/01/2012 11:47:45 AM Peter Hume, "All I have done is defend the view that voluntary relations are better .....
» 2/01/2012 11:04:15 AM Dempopgrafix, So the world achieved 8 billion through divine intervention? And, are the .....
» 2/01/2012 10:52:19 AM KAEP, Perhaps I have misinterpreted? My tongue-in-cheek comment was in reference to your.....
» 2/01/2012 10:25:16 AM KAEP, Excellent tongue-in-cheek! (Though perhaps certain amount of truth.) Thanks. Dempo.....
» 1/01/2012 2:00:01 PM Peter Hume, Heard of the term 'Gish Gallop'? Why do you try so hard to bury us in it? You.....
» 30/12/2011 1:26:43 AM Dan, ".. evolutionists have difficulty pointing to examples of mutations bringing 'u.....
» 29/12/2011 12:45:25 PM A most cogent and salient article, worthy of deepest consideration. All would have to adm.....
» 28/12/2011 11:59:54 AM Luciferase, Confining the discussion to the boats is hardly going to provide a solution t.....
» 28/12/2011 12:45:36 AM Luciferase, Your position is perplexing. Your support for the Malaysian solution appears .....
» 27/12/2011 9:35:54 AM Luciferase, The Malaysian Solution could at best provide only a slight and temporary stop.....
» 25/12/2011 2:34:52 PM What I don't get is Why we will have to buy overseas carbon permits (credits) in the first.....
» 24/12/2011 11:33:13 AM I understand we provide foreign aid to Indonesia. Perhaps, instead, we should be hitting t.....
» 24/12/2011 1:12:10 AM I don't think this euthanasia question is all that black and white, but rather has lots of.....
» 23/12/2011 10:50:40 AM The author makes a good case, but I also think there are additional benefits not mentioned.....
» 22/12/2011 4:07:21 PM Contemplation of suicide a "crisis of the self" - I would have thought that was .....
» 21/12/2011 3:51:33 PM Dan, You are doing your best (unintentionally) to convince me there is no God. When any .....
» 21/12/2011 1:37:17 PM Suse, Perhaps what Runner is getting at is that Lust, like Gluttony, is one of the seven .....
» 20/12/2011 3:09:28 PM Marilyn, You know, there's quite a difference between an occasional dissident or politica.....
» 19/12/2011 3:07:03 PM Mirko, Simplistic to the point of farce. Aren't you forgetting about all the tumoil in in.....
» 19/12/2011 1:48:18 PM Suse, good post. "Just the mere thought that a 'girl' may be a virgin is apparently .....
» 19/12/2011 12:54:19 PM Pericles, good post. The mystique? From a male point of view (at least hopefully from a b.....
» 19/12/2011 1:47:59 AM Well, this article certainly seems to substantiate that old cliche, "it takes one to .....
» 17/12/2011 6:38:21 PM P.S. I think it was a pretty poor article......
» 17/12/2011 6:37:00 PM David f, please don't try to kid us there isn't a racism problem in the good old U.S. of A.....
» 17/12/2011 12:04:26 PM It sounds to me like a whole lot of rethinking is required. If governments ultimately don.....
» 17/12/2011 10:37:43 AM Noel, I agree with you absolutely. I think you have put your finger on the one thing that.....
» 16/12/2011 9:24:59 PM Yabby, I think you can have the last word. I will only say this - the Catholic Church is .....
» 16/12/2011 5:28:51 PM Montgomery, thanks for the perspective. Yabby and Pericles seem to be stuck in a loop of h.....
» 16/12/2011 4:14:10 PM Dan, The foundation of Intelligent Design is surely that God created Man in his own image.....
» 15/12/2011 9:33:26 PM This thread has become pretty sad, with all the 'raking over of the coals' of ancient and .....
» 14/12/2011 2:35:39 PM Thanks Mishka, I'm not trying to pick a bone with you, or with the Church, and my comment.....
» 14/12/2011 1:31:10 PM Grim, Good post, and thanks for the link - interesting discussion of empathy, also releva.....
» 14/12/2011 7:30:22 AM Thanks, Yabby, I must admit I do abhor all forms of religious extremism, and I guess the .....
» 13/12/2011 2:11:27 PM Mishka, There appears to be some confusion arising, warranting clarification. Some posts.....
» 12/12/2011 12:31:00 PM Goodonya Yabby, contributing much sanity to this discussion. Farmers practice animal husb.....
» 12/12/2011 12:53:09 AM The author makes a legitimate point, and it is this which needs to be addressed, and not h.....
» 12/12/2011 12:27:45 AM This can be a win-win, but the carbon dealers have got to be kept out of it. It is in eve.....
» 11/12/2011 1:02:55 PM Dan, There is so much trouble in the world and it is all Man-Made, and we are all to blam.....
» 8/12/2011 1:12:10 PM Boy, oh boy, some fudging of figures and slight of hand, bundling industrial consumption t.....
» 8/12/2011 11:42:05 AM Yabby, How much family planning information does any sane and mildly intelligent person n.....
» 8/12/2011 1:49:26 AM Yuyutsu, No-one can know when a soul may enter the life of an unborn child, and it is my .....
» 8/12/2011 1:48:26 AM Yuyutsu, There is one paramount universal edict, that 'Thou shalt not kill', which is hel.....
» 7/12/2011 6:13:47 PM The human psyche is indeed paradoxical; and rationalisation a marvellous magic trick for d.....
» 7/12/2011 1:56:58 PM Peter Hume, You argue as though governments operate in vacuo, which is so far from the ca.....
» 6/12/2011 11:40:47 AM Peter Hume, "My question is whether you can refute the argument.." The food on.....
» 6/12/2011 1:56:21 AM It appears to me that China is intent on embarking on a rather perilous experiment, simply.....
» 6/12/2011 1:44:20 AM Yabby, Methinks you are too rash. I wonder how many of those starving masses, or their pa.....
» 6/12/2011 12:46:42 AM Aime, Thanks for that, I really had the bull by the tail, major blunder. Please excuse my.....
» 5/12/2011 11:39:54 PM I can't help but feel that this Golden Age is one of iron pyrites, 'Fools Gold', as the wo.....
» 5/12/2011 3:21:22 PM Mishka Gora, You have put forward a well-framed and worthwhile article, and I wish it cou.....
» 5/12/2011 2:28:07 PM Peter Hume, You really need to get over your hate of Government, it can only do you ill. .....
» 5/12/2011 1:54:30 PM Squeers, Thanks for pointing out the fallacy of this article in your post on Sunday (thou.....
» 4/12/2011 6:43:11 PM Aime, You sound like the right person to address the following to: From Walt Heyer's tho.....
» 3/12/2011 7:44:40 AM Pretty fair start, Ludwig, but: . Mining has been our saviour, without which we couldn't .....
» 2/12/2011 6:20:52 PM I think the author just took us through a tortuous barrage to arrive back at a hope - that.....
» 2/12/2011 4:22:21 PM I agree with Rhian. There is a time in the tides of men .... The author's objectives are .....
» 2/12/2011 3:38:46 PM This 'conscience' attribute, which our author lauds and implores us to employ more extensi.....
» 2/12/2011 12:47:48 AM Don Aitkin, "Saltpetre: If you're arguing for more research into the relative import.....
» 1/12/2011 6:41:37 PM Geoff, You proffer a rather fatalistic outlook, methinks, condemning humankind to dumb pe.....
» 1/12/2011 4:12:41 PM Leo Lane, Given the inherent and extraordinary complexity of climate science, it is not s.....
» 1/12/2011 3:24:16 PM SM, well put. A breakthrough: Everything else has existed for thousands, tens of thousand.....
» 1/12/2011 9:47:37 AM John Wellness, You posted, on 30/11, 11.40pm: "The reality is that Australia will n.....
» 30/11/2011 12:37:03 PM Herbert Stencil, It's amazing how easily you cast aside any impact of sea level rise on T.....
» 30/11/2011 8:37:43 AM I am very late coming to this thread, probably because the article's title did not immedia.....
» 30/11/2011 12:25:14 AM Dan, Thanks for the quote from Francis Crick: “Biologists must constantly keep in mind th.....
» 28/11/2011 8:41:00 PM It was surely a mistake for the author to mix religion into a discourse on economic sustai.....
» 28/11/2011 4:16:49 PM Praise the Lord, Eureka, I have seen the light! Evolution is only a theory, but religion i.....
» 27/11/2011 4:00:17 PM Leo Lane, Saltpetre does NOT believe Ms Gillard in much of anything she has to offer, lea.....
» 27/11/2011 2:12:44 PM Dan, I'm sorry, but in the name of sanity you have to be wrong with the final statement o.....
» 27/11/2011 1:23:06 AM P.S. I am an ex public servant, semi-retired with a few cows and a bit more bush than I ca.....
» 27/11/2011 12:45:20 AM Graham Y and John McRobert, I'm not sure having a name and spits and spats about individu.....
» 26/11/2011 2:01:46 PM Geoff of Perth and Daffy Duck have at least taken a responsible and reasoned approach to t.....
» 24/11/2011 2:31:52 PM Ok, let's forget what I said about forgetting the science - meaning it's so complex we ama.....
» 24/11/2011 1:07:11 PM Hasbeen, I was there too, in Port Moresby '74 - '76. In my short stay I too observed they.....
» 23/11/2011 7:49:47 PM The threat (whether carried out or not) to refuse basic medical treatment to PNG residents.....
» 23/11/2011 6:24:01 PM Senior Victorian may have a point, but transferring the public overload to the private sec.....
» 23/11/2011 2:03:26 PM Mollydukes, Those were exciting times, and turbulent times, and I look back on them with .....
» 23/11/2011 1:06:01 PM rpg, Did you not watch "Death of the Oceans" hosted by David Attenborough on SB.....
» 22/11/2011 10:01:05 PM Peter Hume, I cannot believe you could be as rash as you make out, as though all that mat.....
» 22/11/2011 1:42:27 AM quanda, I may cop some flack for saying so, but yours have been the most sane posts on th.....
» 21/11/2011 4:09:18 PM Sqeers, Pelican, Poirot, Yabby, and Hasbeen, We may be getting quite off topic here, but .....
» 21/11/2011 4:09:07 PM Hasbeen, It sounds as though you needed a good "bit" to dampen the ardour of th.....
» 20/11/2011 10:29:29 PM KAEP, You paint a fairly grim picture of our prospects, whether we tackle AGW or not, and.....
» 20/11/2011 11:41:25 AM Poirot, I think you are right, that evolution of enhanced hunting capabilities, in additi.....
» 19/11/2011 9:25:50 PM This discussion appears to have gone a bit downhill lately. Perhaps it is worthwhile to id.....
» 19/11/2011 6:39:22 PM First up, the human animal is biologically a primate, and the human animal is capable of s.....
» 18/11/2011 10:39:13 PM KAEP, I take your point about the cost of solar, PV in particular. However, though it may.....
» 18/11/2011 7:04:11 AM Squeers, Dan, In re-reading, I didn't put that last post of mine very well. To clarify, I.....
» 18/11/2011 6:34:23 AM Squeers, I wish to convey my appreciation of and my compliments on your last post in resp.....
» 17/11/2011 1:56:25 PM Solar can supplement fossil fuel electricity production, home solar in particular, and the.....
» 17/11/2011 12:31:35 PM I think the author must be right, on the basis of available anecdotal evidence - viz the f.....
» 17/11/2011 5:25:05 AM Good article, puts the case very well for why a global ETS will only act to allow develope.....
» 17/11/2011 4:33:24 AM A really good article Steven, very well thought out and presented, and I think you have th.....
» 16/11/2011 11:47:41 PM I can't help wondering in all this fuss over multiculturalism if we aren't forgetting abou.....
» 16/11/2011 10:31:16 PM GrahamY, Please forgive me if I venture to suggest that your "canard" comment t.....
» 16/11/2011 3:28:50 PM Methinks this extract has rather left us in the lurch as to what the author is really gett.....
» 15/11/2011 11:02:00 PM Good heavens, I've made a terrible mistake! I didn't realise that we've been bringing migr.....
» 15/11/2011 4:41:41 PM Sorry Squeers, but you have lost it with that last piece, out the window. You've not only .....
» 15/11/2011 3:27:53 PM Poirot, You want to know something about Aussie culture, apart from the "..mere rhet.....
» 15/11/2011 12:39:15 AM Squeers, (Re Extremism & Muslim immigration): "..this is unfortunate as it's based o.....
» 14/11/2011 11:56:39 AM This thread has really gotten off-track. This is meant to be about Indigenous Reconciliati.....
» 14/11/2011 9:57:46 AM Cont'd: Of all the races, cultures and ethnicities "welcomed" to Australia, wit.....
» 14/11/2011 9:57:36 AM Hey, Squeers, we're not getting a bit carried away with this one are we? "What divis.....
» 14/11/2011 4:40:24 AM There is a place for constuctive intolerance, just as there is a place for peaceful protes.....
» 14/11/2011 3:07:20 AM Cont'd: As for any contention that our consciousness may be some sort of construct separa.....
» 14/11/2011 3:06:39 AM Squeers, Please don't take offence, but I think you may be over-complicating some of your.....
» 12/11/2011 2:07:07 PM Stevenlmeyer, I think you misconstrue my poor attempt to address the issue of islamophobia.....
» 11/11/2011 7:59:58 PM I didn't think much of the article, and agree that its primary concern appears to be with .....
» 9/11/2011 1:59:22 PM External events are not of themselves responsible for Europe's woes, but rather the indivi.....
» 8/11/2011 3:31:37 PM This is perhaps the most complex problem of our time, more than global warming, carbon tax.....
» 8/11/2011 1:22:57 AM Cont'd: Reconciliation has support, but how far is it expected to go? I think most Austra.....
» 8/11/2011 1:22:38 AM Tom Clark, I'm not sure what purpose can be served by studying the "language" t.....
» 7/11/2011 4:04:16 PM Brendan Nelson, as leader of the Federal Coalition's parliamentary opposition, was doing t.....
» 7/11/2011 2:51:40 AM Cont'd: You proposed: "c) the service could not or would not be provided without gove.....
» 7/11/2011 2:51:32 AM Peter Hume, you have convinced me that by virtue of taxation we are all in effect "sl.....
» 5/11/2011 6:29:52 PM Well, Peter Hume, you have given us much to chew on, though we'd rather not. In your perf.....
» 5/11/2011 5:42:28 PM Lord help us. Man is such an unpredictable and complex critter, equally capable even toda.....
» 3/11/2011 3:46:15 PM Peter Hume, in Oz you have, and are guaranteed, self-ownership (try to tell me that this i.....
» 3/11/2011 2:40:16 AM A good article. A pity there are so many naysayers. Surely human rights are the foundatio.....
» 3/11/2011 1:12:11 AM I don't think governments could always be expected to live up to Mr MacInnes' high standar.....
» 2/11/2011 3:01:02 PM Thank you Pericles. Firstly, I must confess I am not a student of the bible, or of any ot.....
» 1/11/2011 11:52:17 PM Thanks for the counter, Pericles. Nicely put. One thing though, regarding your following .....
» 1/11/2011 10:51:20 AM The debate may indeed be a short and simple one. A scientist has artificially created a c.....
» 31/10/2011 1:22:27 PM At the risk of generating great hilarity from some quarters I wonder if I dare suggest tha.....
» 30/10/2011 7:37:31 PM The Acolyte Rizla, What you have intimated about homosexual activity in other species bear.....
» 30/10/2011 2:42:34 AM This issue and the discussion on this thread are so terribly revealing of the contemporary.....
» 27/10/2011 5:12:53 PM Not many really helpful comments on this thread, IMHO, but I have to agree that we are in .....
» 27/10/2011 2:56:18 PM I think this article has been somewhat misinterpreted in many of the posts on this thread .....
» 25/10/2011 2:02:07 PM "God" is essentially a construct, employed to induce Man to be less of an animal.....
» 23/10/2011 8:50:00 PM Where there is effect, there is cause. Where we are unable to specify or to understand the.....
» 21/10/2011 3:27:41 AM To do justice to Madeleine's piece I fear much commentary has concentrated on Craig v Dawk.....
» 19/10/2011 8:05:41 PM Surely in the beginning of mankind's intellectual awareness, natural curiosity caused peop.....
» 17/10/2011 10:24:02 PM Poirot, superciliousness does not sit well on the vitae, monsieur. One should not presume .....
» 16/10/2011 11:42:39 PM I think this thread has sunk to a bit of a new low for OLO, though I don't blame Squeers f.....
» 10/10/2011 4:01:30 PM A fine article, and undeserving of a number of quite negative comments posted on this thre.....
» 10/10/2011 12:05:00 PM So, Squeers, I wonder what our "professional" philosophers would have to say abo.....
» 9/10/2011 4:36:56 PM I would understand that Islam would not look kindly on homosexual relations, let alone &qu.....
» 9/10/2011 2:56:45 PM Quite a few compelling issues have been raised in this thread, not least being "rexw&.....
» 3/10/2011 4:28:17 PM Well Suze, the struggle between good and evil is age-old, and harsh penalties were once co.....
» 1/10/2011 5:12:10 PM There was a time when marriage really meant something, when couples stuck together through.....
» 30/09/2011 5:23:55 PM What a rant. Civil rights? Human Rights? Everyone is getting so carried away with politica.....
» 23/09/2011 3:49:11 PM I would argue that the national interest (GDP) and full employment are equally if not more.....
» 23/09/2011 2:25:49 PM Great article, setting forth a bold and emminently constructive challenge to our political.....
» 18/09/2011 8:36:03 PM OK, Bazz, vanna and Yabby, we have had lots about the pro's and con's of free trade, and p.....
» 17/09/2011 6:16:27 PM Originally I had intended to respond to this article by suggesting we could all do our bit.....
» 16/09/2011 6:04:29 PM What a convoluted article - hardly worth responding, but it is so obtuse I have to try. F.....
» 16/09/2011 3:05:57 PM A ripper article. Though revisiting this issue, this article raises some points worthy of .....
» 12/09/2011 2:28:50 PM A well written, compelling article. There have been so many mistakes in Iraq and Afghanis.....
» 7/09/2011 5:28:43 PM Philo, you are right, and I back you up 100 percent. We know what the formal bond or cont.....
» 4/09/2011 1:54:56 PM Poirot, you are right of course, there has to be a better way, and both Iraq and Afghanist.....
» 3/09/2011 7:06:49 PM I think King Hazza is right, and I'd rather be mean-spirited and xenophobic than mindless .....
» 3/09/2011 4:27:50 PM Fact: It takes two to three "biological" parents to create a baby - being ovum a.....
» 2/09/2011 9:25:56 AM Well, Saul, what a convoluted and totally useless article. Your final "gem": &.....
» 2/09/2011 6:33:57 AM So, Author, nice compendium, but no offered alternative or solution? What is the basis of.....
» 2/09/2011 4:59:26 AM Boring...sigh, sigh...Puff the Magic Dragon...The Times They are a Changing.... School/Ed.....
» 31/08/2011 1:35:03 PM Well, Yabby, by your scenario a few boat people here or there is only the beginning of wha.....
» 30/08/2011 2:33:23 PM So, Yabby, it comes down to this: <Multiply extra people with growing aspirations in t.....
» 29/08/2011 11:23:29 AM Yabby, you are right that current and projected world population cannot be sustained witho.....
» 28/08/2011 3:10:30 PM So, Pericles, in the face of all the argument put forward by Poirot and Squeers (and some .....
» 27/08/2011 7:50:24 PM NATO has done the job the UN should have done - if the UN was not so gutless and so bound .....
» 27/08/2011 6:53:55 PM Good post by "eyejaw", providing a much more realistic appraisal than those who .....
» 16/07/2011 3:18:13 PM Irrespective of the many detractors, Alex Stuart has a valid point in taking account of th.....
» 10/07/2011 1:22:14 PM I would be much more impressed if Iran was working harder on social and political reform a.....
» 9/07/2011 8:49:38 PM Squeers, The concept of "Contraction" is great, but the question is how? While .....
» 7/07/2011 5:01:48 PM I wonder if Saul isn't being a bit hard on Tony Abbott - given that Tony has a tough job t.....
» 6/07/2011 6:20:45 PM Lexi, Yes, circles, with no real chance of agreeing or of changing each others' views. L.....
» 6/07/2011 1:57:36 PM Ammonite, See Jay's link. The institution of marriage is designed to foster and promote .....
» 6/07/2011 1:44:29 AM I liked the article, though I didn't find any solution offered to a discerned level of dis.....
» 6/07/2011 12:17:51 AM Lexi (Extracts from Jay's link, Cont'd): "Male Homosexuals . The Dutch study of part.....
» 6/07/2011 12:17:39 AM Lexi, From your link: "The exclusion of same-sex relationships from marriage and th.....
» 5/07/2011 2:09:32 PM Ammonite, I will respond to your question with a question. Do you think we should alter e.....
» 5/07/2011 1:36:50 PM Well put DG50. This issue, and so many others, highlight just how enslaved mankind seems .....
» 4/07/2011 2:48:04 PM Ammonite, I am not, nor ever have been, a homophobe. I am hetero, but have no problem wit.....
» 3/07/2011 6:23:58 PM suzeonline, You misrepresent my post, and fail to acknowledge my conviction that gays can.....
» 3/07/2011 5:56:12 PM Sadly, it appears we may be in danger of losing yet another facet of our "humanity&qu.....
» 3/07/2011 5:14:14 PM Ammonite, Do I take it you have a problem with what I posted? If so, I would dearly like .....
» 3/07/2011 1:20:03 PM I have to wonder why Afghanistan is militarily or politically important to the West? Ok, i.....
» 3/07/2011 11:48:14 AM Why should we have a difficulty with a definition of "marriage" as being between.....
» 30/06/2011 4:52:01 PM Chris, These BTU/$GDP are really unenlightening. Unless related to source mix, hence to C.....
» 30/06/2011 1:59:27 PM Well Poirot, some here seem to want to re-write White evolutionary history. Ok, I guess it.....
» 29/06/2011 12:20:44 PM Jay Of Melbourne, ".. reducing the numbers of my Race in Australia is Genocide.".....
» 28/06/2011 3:33:43 PM Jay Of Melbourne, Firstly, how many of your 18 million "white" Australians are .....
» 28/06/2011 11:59:44 AM If we go to a foreign country we have to observe their law, customs and culture - so it is.....
» 27/06/2011 7:44:15 PM Jay Of Melbourne, I'll take your challenge. Optimal Mix for Oz: 25% so-called "white.....
» 25/06/2011 9:09:22 PM Jay Of Melbourne, Anti-racist isn't anti-white. Everyone is free to choose their own mate.....
» 25/06/2011 8:25:17 PM One under god, I do not deny God as Creator of all things, and I do not deny Jesus Christ.....
» 24/06/2011 2:20:05 PM Squeers, As much as many of us would like western decadence and affluent excess to be rei.....
» 24/06/2011 1:47:38 PM Loudmouth, I think you were very much on the right track, and then, in your conclusion, y.....
» 23/06/2011 8:31:21 PM You fellows are wasting your time. There is no easy explanation of the operation of Natura.....
» 23/06/2011 8:04:21 PM The racist, anti-racist debate is not helpful. (And, there is no white Oz anyway, unless i.....
» 23/06/2011 6:09:40 PM Yuyutsu, To me, the use of the burqa represents neither a truly "free" society .....
» 23/06/2011 3:45:16 PM The wearing of the burqa holds distinct similarities to the early Chinese tradition of foo.....
» 22/06/2011 6:29:36 PM As the survival of mankind - in a world reasonably intact and worthy of habitation - would.....
» 22/06/2011 5:42:35 PM At the foundation of Creation, God created "Man" (in His own image??) Man-kind:.....
» 20/06/2011 12:52:45 PM Poirot, You are the very soul of wit. Thunderheads roll back, floods recede, and the very .....
» 20/06/2011 11:17:25 AM OUG, "In the beginning was the word, and the word was good. And God commanded: ".....
» 19/06/2011 2:44:59 AM We may be looking at this problem from the wrong perspective. From global population stat.....
» 19/06/2011 12:02:59 AM Poirot, Thank you for the beautiful poem from Baudelaire. Simply magical. You honour this .....
» 18/06/2011 1:06:38 PM One under god, You must never feel left out, for you are in our hearts and minds warmly a.....
» 18/06/2011 10:31:04 AM B/W (Continued:) One is of course taking the eye off the Big Picture - pop/climate/food/at.....
» 18/06/2011 10:30:54 AM No, Boylesy/Windy, I had no idea. How very clever of you. (I did wonder though, why it was.....
» 18/06/2011 12:29:08 AM Ok, Boylesy, you have a point, and at least you put it more politely than Mr Windy, and ma.....
» 17/06/2011 11:19:03 PM Hear, hear, WmTrevor, a most illuminating and informative expose of the evolution of this .....
» 17/06/2011 10:59:50 PM Mr Windy, I don't mind if your stuck on your "infertility Pill", I just wish you.....
» 17/06/2011 8:03:17 PM I join my praise to that offered by Crabsy. A very interesting and thought provoking quote.....
» 16/06/2011 1:31:27 PM Mr Windy, "Biomass" electricity generation - the logical start-point for require.....
» 16/06/2011 12:47:52 AM Mr Windy, I can only disagree with your viral proposition in the most strenuous terms. On .....
» 15/06/2011 6:26:48 PM Mr Compton, I can not believe what you are saying. In addressing over-population, and the.....
» 15/06/2011 5:21:44 PM ( Carbon Tax - or Not? - Continued:) Garnaut's arguments have an Achilles Heel. No-one is.....
» 15/06/2011 5:21:30 PM Deja vu, all over again, everyone? At least other authors on this weather-worn subject we.....
» 14/06/2011 6:48:19 PM Wm Trevor and Istvan, (Continued:) Consider: There are repressed millions surviving just .....
» 14/06/2011 6:48:06 PM Wm Trevor and Istvan, You have both raised serious questions, in a serious response to th.....
» 13/06/2011 4:45:22 PM The "Deals" in Oz government(s) - a bit sickening aren't they. Just how far are .....
» 13/06/2011 3:19:00 PM WmTrevor, I have a terrible habit of mixing tongue-in-cheek with the serious, just to ligh.....
» 13/06/2011 2:33:01 PM A new world order: Camping out under the stars, or Fibre-Internet and plasma TV's for all?.....
» 13/06/2011 1:29:06 PM Methinks our author is just a little skew-balled. Poirot posted: "Just because somet.....
» 13/06/2011 10:08:30 AM Republic? Carbon Tax? Solar Schemes? Global Warming? Unemployment and Cost of Living? The .....
» 12/06/2011 4:57:18 PM Well put Squeers. Definitely on the right track. Now all we have to do is find the right w.....
» 12/06/2011 4:01:39 PM My congratulations WmTrevor. No disrespect to anyone else on OLO, but you are the calmest .....
» 10/06/2011 10:12:58 AM Oz is only a very small fish in a very large ocean containing many current and potential k.....
» 9/06/2011 10:30:36 PM Good on Dr Glikson, and good on popnperish for laying into the naysayers. The most informa.....
» 9/06/2011 3:44:00 PM Poirot and Yuyutsu, From your quote, Poirot: "..It is derived from primitive identif.....
» 8/06/2011 11:56:41 PM Yuyutsu, and Poirot, Nature of Humanity?: Excuse my resorting to objective analysis of th.....
» 8/06/2011 2:25:39 PM Sorry Pericles, my mistake, meant Serb v Armenian? - ref Bosnia. (Christian Serb v Muslim .....
» 8/06/2011 2:02:51 PM popnperish, and Divergence, If the principal components of food (and organic matter gener.....
» 8/06/2011 1:08:22 PM AJ, (Continued): Man is a beast. Therefore, could God have purposely created such a beast.....
» 8/06/2011 1:08:11 PM AJ, I think your postulation (in my interpretation) is: "the 7% of wars attributable .....
» 7/06/2011 1:51:56 PM Clownfish, you appear to be advocating a "crisis management" approach - to only .....
» 7/06/2011 1:17:08 PM Hasbeen, I agree, and hope your prophesies turn out to be 100% correct. Bernie Masters ma.....
» 7/06/2011 1:03:47 AM Pericles, I just picked the name out of thin air, sounded sort of provincial, the words ar.....
» 6/06/2011 10:57:41 AM Pericles and Poirot, It's a pity you can't attempt to appreciate a meager effort to compa.....
» 6/06/2011 6:28:44 AM So, a dejected Smollett will go to his grave with no confirmation or rebuttal of his poten.....
» 6/06/2011 5:21:52 AM Hasbeen, Thank you for the quotes. Viewed from a positive perspective I detect wisdom in .....
» 6/06/2011 2:51:45 AM Roses 1, "Taxing all fossil fuel inputs as you suggest is essentially the same as a .....
» 5/06/2011 12:24:28 AM A provocative article, with much food for thought. Though I agree with most of the author.....
» 4/06/2011 8:37:15 PM I have lost track of who is where on this thread, and can only add the following. An opin.....
» 4/06/2011 8:18:08 PM I find several possible faults with this article's logic: 1. Using Biomass fuel for a comp.....
» 4/06/2011 4:22:10 PM On Paideia (continued): “In most schools three overriding objectives are stressed, namely.....
» 4/06/2011 4:21:57 PM To Whom: RI is yet alive and well. On Paideia: As Fred Smollett , amateur philosopher and .....
» 1/06/2011 8:51:59 PM Yabby, Taking what you, Custard, and VK3AUU have said, we still have a problem requiring .....
» 1/06/2011 7:28:08 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Sorry for causing confusion here. I should have been more specific in my po.....
» 31/05/2011 10:43:42 PM Yabby, Sorry if we have some confusion here as to my intentions. In your earlier post you.....
» 31/05/2011 10:17:20 PM Mr Windy, A rethink on solar potential, and 125,000 square miles is not such a big ask, f.....
» 31/05/2011 8:40:29 PM Custard, Just a little caution on your posting leveling criticism at the cattle industry,.....
» 31/05/2011 7:51:47 PM Squeers, Your latest post: "The institution of science, on the other hand, is even m.....
» 31/05/2011 7:04:20 PM Cont'd: Atheism and agnosticism have to be held as reasonable viewpoints, for the holding.....
» 31/05/2011 6:56:46 PM A J, Trav, Pericles, I wonder if I dare throw a little clarification in here. Faith has t.....
» 31/05/2011 4:40:22 PM I need to add: The displayed abattoir practices shown on the ABC are little more than back.....
» 31/05/2011 4:17:09 PM There is a choice here - ban Halal killing, or use methods which ensure humane performance.....
» 31/05/2011 2:10:28 PM Squeers, regarding part(s) of your posting on 29 May, 7.46pm: 1. ".. science begins .....
» 31/05/2011 2:06:57 PM Poirot, "Theorising purely for the sake of it" is often the catalyst for the ad.....
» 30/05/2011 7:57:39 PM Ok, Folks, I concede - an introduction to clear and questioning thinking, set at a level a.....
» 30/05/2011 10:47:24 AM Squeers, Ogg, Ammonite, et al (Cont'd), I propose one absolute and irrefutable postulatio.....
» 30/05/2011 10:47:11 AM Ammonite, - Agree whole heartedly with you - "anthropology - study of human culture a.....
» 29/05/2011 8:54:03 AM Squeers, Wow, that's terrific, but clear as mud to me. Excuse my ignorance, but what does.....
» 28/05/2011 4:03:46 PM Ah, Dan, the "can't see it, it don't exist" argument. Not so. Two ordinary paren.....
» 28/05/2011 4:00:41 PM Dan S, Two bob each way? Yes, and no. My propositions were not frivolous, but I believe w.....
» 28/05/2011 12:21:28 PM Poirot, I think you're having a lend of me, but I'll respond anyway. ".. we in the W.....
» 28/05/2011 7:29:25 AM Squeers, Continued: Post 2: You attempt a perfunctory near-heretical rewriting of history.....
» 28/05/2011 7:27:53 AM Squeers, I am bitterly disappointed. You appear to be very well informed about Catholicism.....
» 28/05/2011 2:39:39 AM Mr Windy, (Continued), One potential I see is for aquaculture based on a phytoplankton ba.....
» 28/05/2011 2:36:41 AM Mr Windy, I get what you are saying, particularly regarding the amount of energy required .....
» 27/05/2011 1:44:07 PM Mr Windy, Too true, but there are two factors giving hope - potential for improving the e.....
» 27/05/2011 1:03:09 PM Squeers: And what pray tell is God's rule? Which in your words "... are patently mean.....
» 27/05/2011 11:18:02 AM AJ, Reading further in your posts, I realise I should have been more understanding in my .....
» 27/05/2011 9:57:57 AM AJ, Continued: You ask: "Prove" that our world today would have been better, or .....
» 27/05/2011 9:51:21 AM AJ, You ask me: "please tell me what religion has provided that could not have possi.....
» 27/05/2011 7:08:14 AM Otokonoko, Thank you for your very thoughtful and informative response. You have certainly.....
» 26/05/2011 9:36:53 AM Pericles, Sorry for the confusion. I was responding to your post to Trav yesterday, 25th, .....
» 26/05/2011 8:39:43 AM Squeers, thanks for that explanation, you are far more learned in these matters than I. (A.....
» 26/05/2011 8:02:18 AM Dan S, Following some points you made to Pericles: An open mind, a cursory glance at the.....
» 26/05/2011 5:28:18 AM AJ Phillips, You stated "the less religion plays a role in our societies, the health.....
» 26/05/2011 4:22:38 AM Peter Hume, your contention that lax government regulation caused the GFC implies that you.....
» 26/05/2011 3:30:47 AM Well, Spindoc, you have thrown me quite a challenge. I'll do my best. However, having read.....
» 26/05/2011 1:57:25 AM Thanks Otokonoko, for your thoughtful and informative post. It has helped me to clarify my.....
» 25/05/2011 3:26:52 PM Why so many knives out, I cannot fathom. The author has presented more of a question than .....
» 25/05/2011 11:48:13 AM The author makes a lot of sense. The burning questions are -What sort of Oz do we want? Wh.....
» 24/05/2011 10:11:22 PM It looks as though I have to answer my own question: "Is a world without religion pos.....
» 24/05/2011 8:51:26 PM Dan S, Continued: So as to abbreviate this explanation, proof of the process of evolution.....
» 24/05/2011 8:44:15 PM Dan S, I probably shouldn't be buying into the evolution discussion, and it is a pity that.....
» 24/05/2011 2:18:56 PM MWPOYNTER, Thank you for your informative response. I think you may well be right in that.....
» 24/05/2011 12:37:58 PM Squeers and Poirot, Sorry if I overreacted. Didn't know if you were taking the mickey, and.....
» 23/05/2011 8:37:56 PM MWPOYNTER, I have no wish to see the death of the timber industry in Oz, but would hope t.....
» 23/05/2011 7:28:02 PM I guess all the raking over of the ashes of past conflicts serves to exercise the mind, as.....
» 23/05/2011 3:59:34 PM Peter Hume, You posted this response to me: "You rail against the human use of natur.....
» 23/05/2011 3:48:42 PM Peter Hume, Ok, I said I wasn't going to read your posts, but your challenges shouldn't go.....
» 23/05/2011 2:15:23 PM Squeers and Poirot, I am amazed by your selective refusal to see beyond the square of an O.....
» 22/05/2011 7:01:16 PM Squeers, I think you go a bit too far in your criticism of Cheryl, and that's not very con.....
» 22/05/2011 2:14:34 PM Wow, Cheryl, that's quite a handful. But, fish are not finite, they are part of the very d.....
» 22/05/2011 1:14:40 PM Cheryl, Ok, you've posted some serious responses to our questions, but have fallen far sho.....
» 22/05/2011 11:40:06 AM Ok, Ammo, as determination of the merits of two diametrically opposed propositions necessa.....
» 21/05/2011 9:17:15 PM PH, I don't think any of us want the state to force people to do anything, other than abid.....
» 21/05/2011 8:53:34 PM Take it easy, Kipp: When tomorrow comes and goes, and everything is still in place, all th.....
» 21/05/2011 8:23:46 PM Ok Ammo, better take a deep breath, or your head may xplode. I got your drift a long time .....
» 21/05/2011 12:09:34 PM Well Jewely, its good to see you're in good form. Funny all the same that you should say t.....
» 21/05/2011 11:48:28 AM Oz unfortunately has a history of raping the environment for short-term or questionable ga.....
» 21/05/2011 10:40:50 AM My, my, Cheryl, so down on the sustainable population lobby, but you offer no reasons for .....
» 21/05/2011 12:53:00 AM It doesn't matter how you cut it, if Oz proceeds with even modest population growth withou.....
» 21/05/2011 12:26:31 AM So many strenuously negative comments on this thread seem to reveal almost a confirmation .....
» 20/05/2011 1:45:46 PM Ok, Ammonite, you have made your point. I aplologise. I will be more careful in future in .....
» 19/05/2011 5:02:24 AM Setting aside religion, I wonder if we can examine the concept of faith. In an earlier po.....
» 18/05/2011 6:44:32 PM Here we go again, on the Carbon Tax merry-go-round. The Oz public is about to reap the sup.....
» 18/05/2011 3:51:53 PM Amicus, What are you going on about? It is irrefutable that CO2 and other greenhouse gasse.....
» 18/05/2011 2:39:34 PM To sleep, perchance to dream. Wondrous world of unknown origin, breathing, as I breathe, .....
» 17/05/2011 8:24:33 PM Well put, sbr108. This is the first time anyone has tried to put this issue really into pe.....
» 17/05/2011 8:07:57 PM "Declining marginal returns". Humanity will continue to be constrained by the a.....
» 17/05/2011 3:21:25 PM I think Pelican has made the best response to this article thus far, and is to be commende.....
» 17/05/2011 12:08:10 PM Amnesia'd Ammonite, my original posting said "May...." Do I have to go back and .....
» 16/05/2011 1:57:06 PM Wow you guys, you can read anything you care to into anything at all, can't you. But that'.....
» 15/05/2011 8:11:21 PM Squeers, you are way too droll. We may be doing ok, but there are many people for whom lif.....
» 14/05/2011 3:48:37 PM The author seems to make a good point - where do we go from here? One pity though, he just.....
» 14/05/2011 3:10:28 PM Well, Poirot, you either have to laugh or to cry, but you must never lose heart. How can .....
» 14/05/2011 12:41:33 PM "claque" - nice word. Congratulations! The best article I've seen on OLO yet - .....
» 13/05/2011 11:34:59 PM Can't really answer you Pericles, though I think a belief in God at least gives some hope......
» 13/05/2011 4:47:08 PM RObert, Thanks for your latest posting bringing me up to date on this issue. I don't doub.....
» 13/05/2011 4:02:50 PM In discussing religion, I wonder if it's worthwhile going back to basics? Eons past is it.....
» 13/05/2011 1:12:15 PM Aren't you guys getting a bit carried away with this discussion? I mean, it's hardly const.....
» 11/05/2011 3:50:56 PM "Compassion". So many thousands of displaced refugees world wide, and probably s.....
» 11/05/2011 2:34:15 PM Everything I see in this article says "bring them on, the more the merrier". Any.....
» 10/05/2011 8:32:35 PM I think the only thing left out was "Tweedle-Steve". Drawing spurious compariso.....
» 10/05/2011 5:55:30 PM Nicely done, Squeers! But, I think you've been way too easy on the energy junkies. How eas.....
» 10/05/2011 2:07:21 PM Joel, a correction - there is no such thing as "zero carbon", only "carbon .....
» 10/05/2011 12:42:50 PM Reading between the lines I have to agree with "Cheryl" - this article is a wast.....
» 9/05/2011 3:22:39 PM Article revisited. The author is unhappy about an indicated level of mistrust held by a p.....
» 9/05/2011 1:24:41 PM bonmot and Amicus, Paradigm shift v Carbon tax. Carbon tax is no answer, particularly if.....
» 8/05/2011 7:48:43 PM bonmot, What's more important? Getting someone to Mars, Branson making flights beyond the.....
» 8/05/2011 2:53:01 PM Carbon Tax: Benefits = Nil; Disadvantages = Hit to hip pocket; Justification Offered = Que.....
» 8/05/2011 12:46:35 PM Dug, Sorry about you early life experience, and sorry for my sometimes insensitive commen.....
» 7/05/2011 4:44:02 PM Dug, I think "evolution" has moved a bit beyond theory now, but, be that as it m.....
» 6/05/2011 2:42:07 PM Dug, "Sadly I cannot say the same for christians they seem pretty unwilling to stand.....
» 6/05/2011 2:02:06 PM Quantum, You need to look before you leap. My post was in response to Jewely's bit of an .....
» 6/05/2011 2:58:00 AM Jewely, Quite a bit beyond Tora, Tora, Tora! Look around, all the good examples in societ.....
» 6/05/2011 2:34:39 AM Chrys, Your post indicates the poor sort of example those children must have received in .....
» 5/05/2011 12:47:35 PM bonmot, We can only live in hope. At least the movement against a carbon tax appears to b.....
» 5/05/2011 12:39:08 PM A Kiwi is a nice piece of fruit. Plenty of flesh and a pleasant zing. Christians do not p.....
» 4/05/2011 3:52:12 PM Agreed, Ammonite. The broader the better. Someone also mentioned ethics. Great! Go get it!.....
» 4/05/2011 3:44:15 PM Some of the old crew I see. I'm just going to throw this in, just to see if it bounces: S.....
» 4/05/2011 2:31:12 PM Good article. Congratulations. Offering voluntary lessons in schools in the difference be.....
» 4/05/2011 1:49:06 PM Shall we be enlightened? or, Do we think, rightly or wrongly, that we are already enlighte.....
» 3/05/2011 11:14:33 AM Rebecca6, I can only respond in my own way. By "dark ages" I mean the opposite .....
» 3/05/2011 9:21:27 AM Raycom, I believe what you have said is valid. There is a lot of confusion about the &quo.....
» 3/05/2011 7:06:53 AM Rebecca6, I too am a Christian, and it hurts me to see conflict in Ireland, with individu.....
» 2/05/2011 2:41:07 PM Raycom, I think nicco has said just about all that can be said to demonstrate that the re.....
» 2/05/2011 1:59:57 PM McReal, You are right, much has turned Topsy Turvy in the last 5 thou years or so. The in.....
» 1/05/2011 7:43:47 PM Rebecca6, I don't know if you believe in evolution, or if you are one of those who believ.....
» 30/04/2011 7:08:37 AM Jewely, et al, Sorry about my second to last post last night, late, tired, neuron fatigue.....
» 29/04/2011 11:58:52 PM Teddy Bear, This is a complex issue, and you have covered the spectrum well. Our tax sys.....
» 29/04/2011 10:43:31 PM Jewely, In response to one of my propositions you replied "Nope, hasn’t. Why? Do you.....
» 29/04/2011 10:30:22 PM vanna, I think your criticism of suzeonline in your last post this evening was totally unj.....
» 29/04/2011 9:02:54 PM bonmot, I reckon you hit a home run with your last post today. Good work. I don't think t.....
» 29/04/2011 2:06:39 PM Thanks Poirot, this forum has helped me to broaden my perspective, and to question some of.....
» 29/04/2011 3:55:58 AM LEGO, Your last post was quite enlightening, and very sad. I have no response, except to .....
» 29/04/2011 3:37:04 AM Good on you gals (sorry, Ladies), give em heaps. Came back in spite of myself. I have ha.....
» 28/04/2011 4:38:52 PM OUG, (a thought) God (Allah, Jehovah) created a magnificent ever-expanding universe Wild,.....
» 28/04/2011 3:22:15 PM Peter King, I'm not sure the Libs could ignore the growing push within the Oz community f.....
» 28/04/2011 1:19:37 PM "Aussie, Christian or universal values?" Just what are the true universal value.....
» 27/04/2011 5:03:15 PM "This consumption model eliminates the need for messy, expensive and discriminatory '.....
» 27/04/2011 3:07:38 PM "In an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, no one community – whether n.....
» 27/04/2011 3:17:51 AM spindoc, If you don't care about polar bears, then I guess you probably don't care much a.....
» 27/04/2011 3:12:19 AM rpg, Sorry it's taken me a while to get back. I think you've got it mostly right. I neve.....
» 27/04/2011 2:19:40 AM Congratulations guys - so much dedication and conviction is to be admired. Now, if only w.....
» 27/04/2011 12:56:01 AM suzeonline, Thank you for the listing of the credentials of this article's author. Very i.....
» 26/04/2011 1:26:30 PM Squeers, Believe it or not I think your post yesterday confirmed rather than denied my ph.....
» 25/04/2011 7:00:36 PM I find it extraordinary how un-Australian many of the posts have been in this thread, with.....
» 25/04/2011 4:04:24 PM I really didn't want to get into this one, but I just couldn't resist a few comments. Jew.....
» 25/04/2011 3:13:50 AM As entertaining as it is to see the jousting back and forth on the GW debate, using scienc.....
» 25/04/2011 2:03:17 AM I don't necessarily disagree with you, Mr Windy. I was really attempting to answer some of.....
» 24/04/2011 4:46:09 PM Many interesting comments, but some critics fail to appreciate that Oz can certainly still.....
» 24/04/2011 3:38:08 PM It is a pity that every time there is mention of carbon tax we get into a debate about glo.....
» 16/04/2011 2:43:47 PM spindoc, Aren't you missing the point a bit? If there had been no space race would comput.....
» 16/04/2011 1:47:57 PM (Continuation.) IndiesPeople, As for the primary issue - that of Indonesia's right to oc.....
» 16/04/2011 1:44:27 PM IndiesPeople, I'm not the least interested in insulting the Indonesian people. They demon.....
» 16/04/2011 4:06:19 AM Chris Lewis, Good article, questioning, examining forces at play and motivations of the p.....
» 16/04/2011 1:22:25 AM [Deleted for abuse.].....
» 15/04/2011 5:12:47 PM Shadow Minister, Thanks for getting back. I get what you are saying, but do you not think.....
» 15/04/2011 3:51:29 PM Shadow Minister, (This post also posted on the tail of Tristan Ewins piece.) A Post Scri.....
» 15/04/2011 3:21:19 PM Some good posts, but also confusion about what this tax will actually achieve, and how it .....
» 15/04/2011 1:03:06 PM Shadow Minister, (This thread originally posted today on the tail of Tristan Ewins piece......
» 15/04/2011 12:54:43 PM Shadow Minister, A Post Script: I'm a bit tired of the political debate which is clouding.....
» 15/04/2011 12:15:37 PM Shadow Minister, (I posted this thread on Tristan Ewins piece today, but am hoping you wi.....
» 15/04/2011 11:59:47 AM Shadow Minister, You seem to have a real handle on both the political debate and the econ.....
» 10/04/2011 2:07:38 PM Passy, I think Tristan may have taken a break from this debate. Understandable, given the.....
» 9/04/2011 1:35:40 PM Peter Hume, I really hope you can go and live on another planet - because your kind of lo.....
» 8/04/2011 10:14:27 PM Tristan, We have Industry Super Funds, and they do quite well maximising workers' contrib.....
» 8/04/2011 9:26:01 PM JF Aus, I'm not peddling the carbon tax and ETS. I don't believe either would do anything.....
» 8/04/2011 8:19:23 PM Say, Tristan, I forgot about The Greens. Sorry about The Greens not really embracing your.....
» 8/04/2011 8:02:23 PM Tristan Ewins - WOW! What a Labor, Socialist spin-doctor. Love the way you're using OLO to.....
» 8/04/2011 3:13:21 AM "Leo Lane" and "Peter Hume" (and a few others): I know it is unlikely.....
» 6/04/2011 7:44:42 PM Saul, and many of you, are so wrong. Investors in housing may be buying existing dwelling.....
» 6/04/2011 4:09:18 PM Very many of us agree with both i) secularism, as the preferred foundation of government, .....
» 6/04/2011 1:46:52 PM On the "Insight" program on this issue last night, I didn't catch anyone asking .....
» 5/04/2011 12:37:55 AM Some good points, TeddyBear, but I wonder if our thoughts are falling on too many deaf ear.....
» 3/04/2011 4:20:22 PM I'm for secularism; separation of Government, Judiciary, and Religion. I think Obama put t.....
» 3/04/2011 12:24:31 PM brennie, You're right; I was being a bit unkind to the Greens, but was sort of headlining.....
» 2/04/2011 3:49:43 PM Arjay, et al: Nuclear disarmament is not now, nor will for the foreseeable future be poss.....
» 2/04/2011 1:52:43 PM Addressing the Article (which is supposed to be the purpose of our deliberations, rather t.....
» 2/04/2011 3:53:55 AM Pity about Bill Hayden and Mark Oliphant - the revelations in this article have rather dar.....
» 2/04/2011 2:30:06 AM I think somehow that I would prefer if all doctors could be fully ethical and moral (and n.....
» 2/04/2011 12:46:01 AM This issue has gone really quiet here, but I think it should have a bit more life - in mes.....
» 1/04/2011 2:45:52 AM I am simply amazed that so many have missed the point entirely. The proposed Carbon Tax ha.....
» 1/04/2011 1:09:26 AM Dear "Proud to be Indonesian", No-one doubts Indonesia is a great nation, with a.....
» 31/03/2011 8:31:58 AM Daniel Scoullar is to be congratulated on a beautifully composed, sensitive and diplomatic.....
» 31/03/2011 5:32:01 AM John Warhurst has made a good, politically-correct observation, but a little too broad-bru.....

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