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Submitted by Fiona Reynolds on November 28, 2011 - 9:01pm.
Loose lips sink ships
.....or we'll rip yer bloody arms off.....
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Submitted by Andrew Glikson on November 28, 2011 - 2:20pm.
Trends and tipping point in the climate system
[T]he arrest of carbon emissions may not be sufficient to halt the current trend, except if accompanied with global efforts at down-draw of atmospheric CO2 using a range of bio-sequestration, organic and chemical methods.
Submitted by Jay Somasundaram on November 28, 2011 - 1:44pm.
Setting up a World Government
I think the time to start establishing a world government has come. It’s not going to be particularly fast or easy, but it is a path to many of our global problems that we do need to bring to the centre.
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Submitted by Geoff Pahoff on November 28, 2011 - 1:17pm.
Post-Osloism: Fraud of the century
Their reasons for why Israel should be abandoned have been getting thinner for some time now. It has now reached the point where they can point at a single man. People who talk like this have concluded that the Jews are not worth the trouble and they have already primed themselves for what that means.
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Submitted by Richard Tonkin on November 24, 2011 - 1:53pm.
Smacked On The Nose With A Slipper
Tony, who knows a few mongrel tricks himself, apparently didn't see this one coming, and it puts him in a quandary:  if he sacks Slipper from the LNP they won't even have the advantage of his vote in a tied poll.  
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Submitted by Fiona Reynolds on November 19, 2011 - 4:38pm.
Venomous Individualism: The Wrath of Ayn Rand
What’s driving this show of meanness? You might say it’s just what the electorate—or some loud part thereof—wants. It seems like there are some seriously angry voters out there these days, and I’m sure the recession is taking a toll on people’s patience and generosity. And yet, I suspect this is no fleeting trend, but something with deeper ideological roots. In short, I sense Ayn Rand. (Firmin DeBrabander)
Submitted by Richard Tonkin on November 17, 2011 - 11:15pm.
Covering The Bases - we just got Occupied!
If many of us had heard Bush and Howard explain how America was boosting itself in the Pacific, planting more troops and bases on our soil, basically actively taking over South East Asia (did someone say "Deputy Sheriff"?) the street protests would've been strong and loud. But seeing that it's not the baddies but the goodies moving their lips, we're supposed to be happy.  That inference in itself makes me feel ill.
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Submitted by David Roffey on November 10, 2011 - 10:49am.
IEA World Energy Outlook 2011
The International Energy Agency is not a bunch of green tree-huggers. The following Executive Summary from their new report is a significant input to other debates here and elsewhere. Headlines: "Oil could hit $150 a barrel soon if investment in the Middle East and North Africa fails to rise with demand" : "If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will 'lose for ever' the chance to avoid dangerous climate change." : "Delaying action is a false economy: for every $1 of investment avoided in the power sector before 2020 an additional $4.3 would need to be spent after 2020 to compensate for the increased emissions."
Submitted by John Pratt on November 9, 2011 - 2:09pm.
A green letter day
The passing of the carbon tax bill today is a victory for future generations and for the planet. The money raised will be used to fund alternative energy and new industries for Australia. We can all stand proud today.
Submitted by John Pratt on November 2, 2011 - 7:28pm.
Robin Hood, mining tax and seven challenges for 7 billion people
With challenges like these confronting mankind, can we continue with a business as usual approach? Are the current institutions capable of addressing these challenges? I think not. To fix these problems governments will need to raise a lot more revenue.
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