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Postby Gozu » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:54 pm

I thought it might be a good idea to start up a thread for people to post small one off type things that really don't require their own individual threads? I've been meaning to start one for awhile but kept forgetting and an all-encompassing miscellaneous thread would've been best suited for the last few topics I started.

I came across this interesting entry on the Meganomics blog about the Communist Manifesto and the interpretations relevant to today's economy, Megalogenis says

"The lesson of the past two centuries is we are all capitalists in a boom, placing self before society, and socialists in a bust, expecting government to defend our standard of living."

http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/ ... the_times/
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Postby Gozu » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:01 pm

A thought provoking piece by Guy Rundle on Remembrance Day:

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/11/11/run ... r-country/
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Postby Gozu » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:02 pm

"Xenophon Didn't Go Far Enough No Religion Should Be Tax Free"

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/11/18/xen ... -tax-free/
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Postby Gingernuts » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:51 pm

Gozu wrote:"Xenophon Didn't Go Far Enough No Religion Should Be Tax Free"

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/11/18/xen ... -tax-free/


Some good points, but for me it depends on what the funds raised are used for. Perhaps a minimum percentage of funds to be allocated to charitable work to obtain tax free status?
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Postby Psyber » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:02 pm

Gingernuts wrote:
Gozu wrote:"Xenophon Didn't Go Far Enough No Religion Should Be Tax Free"
http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/11/18/xen ... -tax-free/
Some good points, but for me it depends on what the funds raised are used for. Perhaps a minimum percentage of funds to be allocated to charitable work to obtain tax free status?
Or income is taxable, but money spent on charitable works is deductible.
I'm all for taxing churches and making me exempt... ;)
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Postby Loose_Arab » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:07 pm

haha
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Postby Gozu » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:40 am

An historical piece by Geoffrey Barker, "This could be the end of the Liberal Party as we know it":

http://inside.org.au/the-split/
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Postby Gozu » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:27 pm

"The crusade to deny global warming":

http://firedoglake.com/2009/12/06/fdl-b ... l-warming/
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Postby Gozu » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:15 pm

"The Psychology of Climate Change Denial":

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/ ... sychology/
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Postby Psyber » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:02 pm

Alternative un-PC explanations of global climate cycles:

1. Holds up fairly well until 1 million years ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycles
2. Possibly explains the deviance in the last 1 million years: http://muller.lbl.gov/papers/lbl-35665.html
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Postby Gozu » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:58 am

"Spectator editor flushed out by the green left":

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/10/01/run ... reen-left/
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Postby Gozu » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:14 pm

"Bernard Keane's guide to writing to Ministers":

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/12/16/don ... ministers/
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Postby Gozu » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:53 pm

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Postby Gozu » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:55 am

A big read but a good read. Bernard Keane's 2009 political year in review:

"2009: Like groundhog day only worse"

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/12/21/kea ... nly-worse/
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Postby fish » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:21 am

Cheers Gozu keep em' coming.
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Postby Gozu » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:48 pm

No probs but the Crikey folks have gone on their Christmas/New Year's break now so will probably be a couple of weeks until they start up again for the election year.
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Postby Gozu » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:38 am

"Whatever happened to secular democracy?":

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/op ... 5813998714
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Postby Gozu » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:02 pm

"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment" – Warren Bennis
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Postby Psyber » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:11 pm

A friend, a senior Adelaide lawyer, emailed me this this afternoon:
The Pope and Kevin Rudd are on the same stage in front of a huge crowd at the AFL Grand Final.

The Pope leaned towards Mr. Rudd and said, "Do you know that with one little
movement of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy?
This joy will not be a momentary display, like those believers in a football
match, but go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day
and rejoice!"

Rudd replied, "I seriously doubt that. With one little wave of your hand? Show me"

So the Pope backhanded the bastard.
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Postby Gozu » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:58 pm

"Why is Kevin Rudd Australian of the year?":

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/thestump/201 ... -the-year/
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